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was enthusiastically ejected by the
voters in November, 1918, in favor-of
Representative Carss, the ividepend
ent and labor nominee, is in trouble
once more. Last November lie got
press notice in the national capital by
paying a fine in the police court for
"disorderly conduct.'' It -ippuared!
that when lie ran his machine into the
car of "a Belgian diplomat. Count
d'Adhemar, and when the Belgian and
a policeman protested, Miller tried to
treat 'em rough.
Now the count, who is connected
... with the Belgian embassy is suing
Miller in the District supreme court
for damages occasioned by the loss of
the use of the diplomatic car for 10
days, while repairs were being made.
Up to November, 1918, half of con
gress supposed that Miller was win-
You can't borrow ten dollars on them
New Year's is a grand, inspiring
occasion, for it is always saturated
with hope. We are wont to scoff at
and deride it as a day when men
ning the war at long range and single ministral'ion of president Adams.
handed. Now hero comes the Belgian Tlu*sv laws h:iw been bvamleil hy prao
atrocity? tiiu-lly every historian sim-v tliat
period as a blot and a stain Ainvri-
the walking is good Iof I'h'viiig them on the statute books
was willed out and utterly destroyed
Don Klieve over spHt milk while
there one cow left in the pasture. ,vas
thru New Year's we are deluded into f,,„r and
The fact is that Congress is made
largely of lawyers and represen
atives of commercial interests, and
ecause of that, a very small minor
Ly of our citizens control the actions
the very great majority of our
Congressmen and Senators.
All this can be changed whenever
te workers in the cities and on the
irms take sufficient Interest In their
olitical affairs to get together and
a little intelligent voting. Inci
entelly, we wilffeet a Congress which
ill devote less time to "piffle" and
tore time to the real problems of the
Lease of State Lands
Notice is hereby given that on
'arch 15th, 1920, all of the unleaeed
Ir.te lands in Roberts County will be
tered for lease at public auction be
veen the hours of 10 o'clock a. m.
id 5 o'clock p. m. at the court house
said county.
Dated at Pierre, S. D., January 1st,
N. E. Knight,
belief of its possibility. Therefore and..Inly, 1798.
welcome be New Year's, not for People Muzzled.
what it gives, but for its promises.to The lirst increased the length of
give.—Ex. residence necessary for naturalization
from live to fourteen years. The other
Australia Points the Wav j"'Ubmixed
ri I 1'ition 1 tui'hulvnt ind dunirerous
Fiom far away Australia comes the „liens at the discretion of the presi
news that a combination of farmers dent, even'in time of peace, and the
and trade unionists has carried the, arrest, trial and punishment of those
election in a majority of the consti-"! "Im would either unlawfully combine
tuendes in the Island Continent. wiiii others to oppose any measures
This does not mean that Australia I-
National Congressas an example.
Uu.t of 435 members, there are less
than on dozen real trade unionists,
md the farmers have a smaller rep
Of course, a great many of the
nembers have at some period of their
Ives performed manual labor.
'Uncle Joe" Cannon relates with a
treat deal of pride that he once
worked on a farm, but he neglects to
täte that that was about 70 years
igo. For more than half a centtuy he
las not done much work on a farm,
ilthough he has been very busy push-!
ng legislation which would enable
ertain special interests to "farm the
Commissioner of School and
Public Lands. (29-37)
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C6l«eh«ktcp*e ÖI»
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twxes, »«tied viU»
I'ttko n«i other. I5iyr
»«iCKiFt. AsktoCHl.CKKS.'fEJl 0
IHA3TONÖ JinAT-in I'ILiA for C3
yrvrs known as
Best, Safest, Always Jlcllible
PrOVCd DiSftStPOUS SNll Were
Repealed During Term of
President Adams.
The shite of the National Nonpar
tisan league at its recent convention
in St. Paul against ».edition laws in
times of peace calls to mind the
t'act that the only sedition laws Amer
ica has attempted in its century and
third of existence, until the espion
age ami sedition laws growing out of
the war with (ierniaiiy were enacted,
were the Infamous "Alien and Sedition
Laws" passed in 17'JN. during the ad-
SOMH MJW YEAH ADVICE can history. They caused such a re
Don'.t wait for the wagon while
llle ,lml
Don't say the world is growing part in the foundation of the republic
worse w.hen you are doing nothing to and was supreme up to the time it
make it better. I made this fatal mistake.
Don't tell the world your troubles.
Don't let the grass grow under I "'T', "ooks and vast
a.siih' by all indignant race of treemen
your feet. The cows can't get it
make good resolutions onlv to break' "le nlll Sedition Laws' were
them when they turn over new leaves I with
.. ,,
as it is called, they merely turn them consisted of anything but overt acts
back again. They want, they hope to by Trance againsr the American navy
be better, and but tew of them are! and merchant marine on the high seas,
so. They -determine to advance, and it was ihe result of the quarrels be
they do advance they slip back. Their I
tailures are manv are continuous and 5
l,i,lt-v guilty
uwny UtreyWt it
whi(.h took tlie
Vesent espionage and sedition
"re remarkably like those re-
120 years ago. It remains to be seen
in the results of future elections how
much of that original spnrlc of Ameri
can liberty is still alive in rhe hearts
of the people.
Origin of Laws.
M«»re in 1 IKS. This war had nevor
''ranee and Kngland for the
of 1,le
laughter. But it. is worth- ""'Wr Adam* and
,. Hamilton lavored England. Tlie re
lei to deteimine and decline, to hope ».I,Ilea» parly under' .lelTerson and
and be disappointed, than not to de- Monroe sympathized with Khince. Tlie
tennine or hope at all. Determination
and hope add to our -contest, or at
least diminish our discontent and
they are born of New Year's. Thq
great need of human life is content
never attained, never attainable. And
""''1 Slates. The
Criticisms of the administration hy tlie
republican party becoming particularly
hitter and virulent and being supported
•b,v many men of foreign birth, the
federalists, in order to put an end to
and get rid of what tliey considered
a dangerous foreign element, passed
laws in .lone
has gone Bolshevik. but it does mean ,""7' with Intent
.| to defame the president or the houses
2*1 °,
nave decided to tpke charge of their ity or bring them into contempt." An
governmental affairs.
In all democracies, the majority
should rule, but the trouble most
democi aeies is that the minority is
given a monopoly of the executive
an' legislative positions. Take our
"write. print.
"f ™Krvss. or to weaken their author-
alien act passe,1 In July. ITHS, author
ized the president in time of war to
restrain, secure or remove from the
country, as he pleased, all subjects of
a hostile power.
President. Wilson, under whose ad
ministration laws strangely like these
have l.een passed, Is frank anil clear
in denouncing these laws of 121 years
ago in his "History of the American
Wilson's Opinion.
He says: "The sedition act cut peri
lously near the freedom of the press.
There was no Veiling when such exer
cises of power would slop. The only
limitations and safeguards lay in the
temper and good sense of the president
and the attorney general."
"Clearly Ihe federalists had gone too
far. The Indictment of their enemies
seemed proved—they were the party of
power, of autocratic power, anil not
Ihe parly of popular privilege."
So great was the Indignation of the
American people over what lliey. con
sidered a blow at their most six red
liberties, thai in Ihe election of 1S00.
Jefferson., the avowed bitter foe of
these laws, was elected president, and
Adams, who signed them, received
only about one-fourth of the electoral
votes. The federalist parly, which
had dared to sponsor these laws, never
received the support of the people
again, and disappeared from history
(From The Chicago Tribune) ".V
The government officials and the
lenders of the miners have agreed,
it Is announced from Washington. It
is understood that tlie operators will
go along. Remain the miners them
selves. Will they accept the terms
agreed to by their leaders? If they
won't, then the time has come to
engage them in a fight to finish. That
Is flat, and en this proposition we be
lieve the whole country le willing to
go the limit. And fight will mean
fight. Cold, famine, boycott, eviction«,
martial law—the whole works. We
Jevoutly hope it won't be necessarv.
In regard to the labor situation,'we
seem to be entering a new era! The
public must learn better how to pro
tect itself. One of the best ways to
protect Itself Is to know when to fight
and when to compromise. ii,
The North Dakota library depart
ment has spent approximately .$1.M0)
for new boohs since last March. Of
this nmount about §50 has beeh spent
for radical works. -This is a smaller
proportion of money for radical works
than most public,libraries throughout
the country spends
Instance Shows Consumers
Raid Thirteen Times What
Farmers Got.
I'ive farmers recently sal down to
a meal In a "moderate priced" hotel
in Washington. 1. ('. It consisted of
beef-sleak, corn, potatoes, bread, but
ter, coffee, anil mulling else. They
were charged $11. This rather large
price for tills quantity of simple food
caused these farmers to do a Iii tie fig
uring for the purpose of finding out
the difference between the price of
what a tanner gels for his food prod
lids and what Ilie ultimate consumer
pays for them. They discovered that
the farmers who grew this food with
the exception of the coffee got only SL'
cents for it.
Twelve-Thirteenths to Middlemen.
It had Increased in value in passing
from the hands of ihe producers to
Ihe stomachs of the ultimate consum
ers more than 1300 per cent. Of the
money the consumers paid for the food
the farmers got only one-thirteenth
ami the various kinds of middlemen
between the producers and consumers'
got twelve-thirteenths of this money,
or twelve times as much as the
The question brought up by these
illuminating figures is. whether or not
the actual work done hy the middle
men was worth twelve times as milch
us the actual work done by the farmer.
Farmers' Work Worth Most.
The farmer maintained at great ex
pense and risk a farm with all lis
Improvements worth at least .SKI.lHUl.
He furnished tho seed, the land, the
labor, the machinery, tin-
The potatoes and corn passed from
the farm to the table of the hotel al
most without, change except the
change entailed in cooking. All the
added cost to the corn and potatoes
was chargeable to handling and cook
ing. For handling and cooking the
middlemen got several times ns much
out of thpse two food product?! as the
farmer got for furnishing the land, the
labor, the seed and the risk connected
with growing them. Instead of pass
ing these products through as few
hands as possible and making the
middlemen charge as light: as pos
sible. they were passed through as
many hands as possible and the mid
dleman charges were made as heavy
as possible.
Too Much Handling.
In the ease of the butter. If the
farmer did not make It. 011 his own
farm. It went through one process of
manufacture at a creamery. All ihe
charges above the original' charge of
tiie raw product accrued from one pro
cess of liiaiiufactuer and the process
of transportation and handling. For
these processes the middlemen again
got several times as much as the
farmer got for the raw product.'
In the case of the bread, the raw
product was wheal and had to be ton
died, transported, manufactured into
Hour and cooked. But for these pro
esses the middlemen got prol.al.lv
twenty times ns much as the farmer.
In the case of the beef-steak, although
butchering, packing, transporting,
handling and cooking were Included
in the middlemen processes, the dif
ference in price again was perhaps
as much as twenty times as much as
the 1 armer got. At the rate of .$2.20
tor a meal the few ounces of beef
steak eaten must have cost more than
a dollar. The farmers, consequent«,-,
paid several dollars pound for meat
which they sell on the hoof for prices
rahging from 5 to 15 cents per pound.
The Way Out.
These figures show conclusively that
middlemen are tremendously overp-iid
for the work they do in comparison
with the farmer and tilat-between the
farmer and the ultimate consumer Is
an enormous wastage and an unneces
sarily long process of passing produce
through many sticky fingers. This tre
mendous margin for these simple food
products of 1200 per cent Indicates
what a big field there Is for the organ
ized farmers and organized workers to
systematize and reduce to the princi
ples of economy. It is probable that
when the farmers and workers have
bridged this abyss of middlemen and
non-producers with co-operation, pub
lie ownership and control, system and
organization, that the farmers will got
more than twice what they are getting
noxv for their produce and the con
sumers will pay less than half
they are paying now for their food
Ihe Armour Grain company, a fac
tor In the cereal and breakfast food
business and a subsidiary of the Ar
mour Packing company, reported sur
plus and undivided profits for the vea'r
1017 of $5,420,830, after deducting a
78 per cent dividend on capital stock,
reports the federal trade commission!
"The year's net earnings amounted
to $-,908.012. or 200 per cent on the
capital stock and'67 per cent on the
net worth of the company. Including
capital, surplus mid undivided profirs.
ns reported nt the close of the fiscal
year 101Q."'
The, new Ontario, cabinet Is com
posed entirely of farmers and repre
sentatives of labor. Three members
are Inbor men the rest are farmers.
Brookings-—Many one-day farm
management schools w-jll be held
throughout the
state this
winter by
the state college extension division
for the purpose demonstrating
how !o keep
farm records
to discoved
and bow
farm business»
features of the
profitable or un­
profitable. M. R. Benedict, farm
management specialist says that keep
ing farm records
arranged by
bankers and
much more sim­
ple than many farmers believe.
These meetings
of ten to thirty
comprise groups
and will be
agents, local
Schindler Bros, of Sisseton and
Watson, Sask, Canada have disposed
of several large tracts of land dur
ing the past few weeks. One tract of
480 acres, 3 mi i-s from town soU'. frr
$17.50 per acre, another tract of "20
acres about
Notnce is
ings and the livestock, the risk and
the care to produce the wheal that
made the bread, the milk that made
the butter, the potatoes, ihe corn, and
•the steer, fromwhich the beef-steak
was taken.
under cultivation
sold for (10,00H. One tract of 0200
acres for $16.äo to $21.50 per acre,
Other tracts of part brush land and
partly prairie are selling from $15 to
$21 per acre, all prairie from $20 to
$30, improved lands from $25 to $60.
Wheat In that section this year went
from 20 to 42 bushels and oats from
40 to 100 bushels. Anyone wishjng to
make a trip to this section should call
on Henry Schindler of this city and
secure hceap land seekers rates. The
terms on these lands are $2.00 per
acre down and balance on crop pay
ments. (Oct 17tf)
given that there
will be sold under sealed bids on Jan
uary 24, 1920, la acres of the allot
ment of Sophia Pakawin, allotment
Number 524, described at the NE'A
of the NE1/V, Section 27, Township
126 N„ Range 5 2 W 5th P. M. Ap
praisement valuation $1200. Bids for
the above land
he received up to
2 p. 111. of the date mentioned above.
All bids must
istrator to
accompanied by 10
per cent of the amount offered in
form of a certified check? on some
solvent bank.
should be placed
in an envelope and marked "Bids for
Indian land, to
opened at 2 p. m.
January 23rd 1920" and addressed
to the Superintendent of the Sisse
ton Indian School. For further Infor
mation address the undersigned.
J. L. Suffecool,
Supt. Sisseton Indian Agency.
Order To Show a use Why Order Of
Sale Of Real Estate Should
Not Be Made
State of South Dakota, County of
Cqunty Court.
fn the Matter of the Estate of Hilda
Chell, Deceased.
It appearing to this Court from the
petition this day presented and filed
by George Chell, administrator of the
estate of Hilda Chell, deceased, that
it is necessary to sell the whole of the
real estate of said decedent in order
to pay the funeral expenses of said
deceased and the costs of administra
tion of her estate and the debts and
mortgages of said real estate.
It is Ordered that all persons inter
ested in.said estate appear before
th|s Court on Saturday the 17th day
of January, A. D„ 1920, it ten o'clock
in the forenoon of said day, at the of
fice of the Judge of said County Court
in tlie Cjty of Sisseton, in Roberts
County, South Dakota, to show cause
why an order Should not be made
authorizing and directing
pear and be heard.
Dated at Sissetin,' South Dakota,
this 29tli day of December, 1919.
all the real estate be-
longing to said estate: and
It is Ordered that a copy of this
order be published at least four sue
|n the Sisseton Weekly
Standard, a legal weekly newspaper I
printed and published in said County,
prior to the time herein appointed
for the hearing of said petition, and
that a copy of this order be person
ally served on all persons interested
In said estate, any general guardian
Roberts County, at least ten days be- I
fore the tjnie herein appointed for
hearing said petition.
D. F. Steven--,
(Seal) Clerk.
Dec. 19-Jan 16.
of a minor so interested, and any I
legatee or devisee or heir of the de
are residents of said
Dated December 16, 1919. I
By the Court:
H. M. Knight.
Notice of 1'ioposed Change of Hound
arie# of County Commissioner DM
rirts, Roberts County, South Dakota
Notice is hereby given that pur.su
ant to Section 5464 of the Revised
Code of 191f', a necessity exists 10
clunge the boundaries of the County!
Commissioner Districts of Hoberts I
County, Lou Ii Dakota, and that
hearing said proposed change of
bv had by the Hoard
of County Commissioners of said
Roberts Con: '.y, South Dakota at the
Commissioner's Room in the Court
House in tit Cfy of Sisseton In said
Ro-berts County at a regular meeting 1
of said County Board,' on Monday.!
iff, 1.920,
at 1:00 o'clock P.]
M. on said day, at which time and
place any pi rson Interested may a p.!
W. R. Met calf,
Attest: Chairman,
R. C. Richert,
County Auditor.
Order and Notice of Settlement of
Pinal Account and Hearing on Peti
tion for Distribution
State of South Dakota, County of
Roberts, In County Court.
In the Matter of the Estate of John
Tribke, also known as John H. Tribke,
Anna Tribke, Administrator with
Will annexed of the estate of John
Tribke also known as John H. Tribke,
having rentiere and presented for
Final Settlement and tiled in this
Court her Final Account and Report
of her administration of said estate
and a petition for Final settlement
thereof, and it appearing that the said
estate is ready for distribution:
Now, Therefore, It is Ordered and
Notice is hereby given that Saturday
the 24th day of January, 1920, at 10
o'clock in the forenoon of said day, at
tlie Office of the Judge of said Court,
in the City of Sisseton, Roher!«
pay the Highest cash prices for Fur*and Hides
at all times. Bring all your Furs to us.
$ Our prices on tradsare from 10 up.
Traping season opens at noou Dec. 1. Buy your supply
$ of traps traps and sniokars now and be prepared.
$ Phone 73 Sisfeton, S. D.
County, South Dakota, be and is here
by appointed for the Final Settlement
of the said Account, at which time
and place any person interested 16
said Estate may appear and llle writ
ten exceptions to said Final Account
and contest the same.
And that at tlie same time and
place, upon the settlement of the F111
al Account of said Administratrix, t.ig
residue of said Estate will be dis
till uted to the persons by law entitled
And it is Ordered that Notice of
such settlement of said Final Account
and of the Hearing of said petition for
distribution" of «aid estate be given by
mailing a copy of this order and no
tice and of the said Final Account, to
each of the legatees, devisees and
heirs at law of said deceased, at least
10 days before the time herein fixed
{or said hearing and by publishing a
copy of this'Order and Notice in the
Sisseton Standard, for at least three
weeks prior 10 such hearing.
Dated December 27th, 1919.
By the Court,
H. M. Knight,
D. F. Stevens,
Clerk. ...
Win. Swanson Ed Quaintance
Sanitary Barber Shop
Electric Clippers Electric Massage
Cigars ItatliM
Pirst lass Work and Service tiiuivimtcc'd
Basement Swedlund Bldg. Sisseton, S. D.
See us when you want tomakeReal Estate Lo an
We will Clerk your Sale.
We write Fire and Tonado Insurance.
We do a general banking business and invite you
to call on us for your need.
Courteous and Fair treatment assured to all
Citizens National Bank
S™zclo:i, South Dakota
Henry Helvig, President J. W. Barrington, Vice Pres.
Leo. J. Lukanitsch, Cashier M. O. Eikum, Asst. Cashier
R. Thompson, Teller
The Sisseton Garage
Auto Livery and Service
The best Lubricating Oils and Gasoline that
can be had.
Storage for Cars by day, week or month.
W. D. WILSON, Mgr.
Sisseton, Louth Dfe&ota
(Jaa, 2-23)

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