THE SISSETON STANDARD
T. R. Bmiloy, Mgr., Edltor
James Hanson, Associate Editor
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France lias announced her willing
ness to trade with Germany, no for
malities of resumption being requir
The World is too much Willi I's
(With apologies to Wordsworth)
The world is too much with ti lato
and soon. Getting to spend, we lay
waste our shekels. Little we see in
profiteering that is ours. We have
given our rights away, a foolish thing
—the right to talk in public of a king.
The winds that would be howling at
all hours, are squlched by B'g Biz
»legislative powers. For this for every
(tiling we're out of tune. It moves us
sure! I'd rather be a pagan, suckled
lin a creed outworn, that might 1
standing here in Sisseton, have glimp
ses that would make me join the
•League, have sight of Norbeck lower
ed from the state, or hear that Rob
erta County was awake.
Now Kflington Rerord and the League
The bunglesome attempts that Har
rington Is trying to make to fight the
editor of the Standard and at the
same trime trying to conceal the fact
he is attempting to injure the League,
is making Mm utterly ridiculous in
the eyes of the farmers.
How consistent it is to knock a
farmer owned paper and still have
no malice toward the group of mey
who own the paper, is more than
even Partington can explain.
If Farrington would come out and
openly confess that he is against any
reform movement that will better the
conditions of the farmer and laborer,
he would at least be meritorious of
Regular 15c seller
Regular 7c seller
6cans for 25c
M^?MsgVl»r 20c seller,
some consideration. But his present
method of trying to hide behind an
indifferent attitude on the political
needs of the farmer makes him an
unfit associate of even .lie peanut
politicans and a subject of disgust to
the farmer and all league boosters.
Diveet and Misdirected Action
We do not believe in direct action
—the kind that attempts to over
turn the government by force. We do
not believe in it as a means of ac
complishing anything of any perman
ent good. Neither do we believe in
misdirected action. We believe that
misdirected action will prove itself
to be an ally of the direct actionist.
We have had a fair example of mis
directed action, in the department of
justice, if the reports concerning its
actions are true. It has been reported
that the federal department of jus
tice has been busy since September^
collecting all the information obtain
able on recent raids by different radi
cal cliques. This information may be
of value to the government, but the
fact that the department of justice,
was supposed to have been busily
engaged in an attempt to reduce the
high cost of living leads us to think
that their actions could be fittingly,
classed us misdirected.
Allow us to quote from The Catho
lic Tribune, a Roman Catholic paper,
published at Dubuque, Iowa:
'•The average family that does not
know where its next pound of sugar
is to come from, that worries under
the grueling cost of eggs, butter,
broad, and the other necessities of life
is less concerned with '100 per cent
Americanism' just now than with the
remedy for its troubles."
Not that we are opposed to a 100
per cent Americanism campaign, for
we believe in it as a necessity io our
great country but with the present
conditions 'staring us in the face, the
average family is going to be much
more impervious to Americanism
than if a real attempt had been made
to reduce the high dost of living.
As a result a few thousand mem
bers of the communist party, the com
munist labor party and the I. W. W
were arrested—but H. C. L. remained
The fruit of the federal department
of justice's actions will be a sour
specimen to the public when they
learn that the thousands of men who'
were supposed to have been engaged
in reducing the cost of living, were
spending all their time in arresting
and deporting a few undesirables—
and especially when we come to real-»
A place where you can get real honest bargains
are money savers to you.
Regular 6()e Coffee
45c per lb.
1 pöund 4 oz.
Pork and Beans
Regular 20c seller
it 63c each Zk
SISSETON WEEKLY STANDARD
ize that it has only tended to act as
nutrition to the spread of red litera
Don't Forget The Hail
The Norbeck political machine is
using the Hiail nsuranee departm"nt
in circulating propaganda directed
against the Non-partisan League. The
statements being circulated from the
State Hail Insurance Department are,
of course, sent out for no oilier pur
pose than to predjudice the voteis
against the Non-partisan League.
In some of the articles, no mention
is made of hail insurance whatso
ever,-but contains a few mean ns
certions consenting Townley. in
other articles there is a crude at
tempt to discredit the hail insurance
laws of North Dakota.
In the first place—the hall insur
ance law of South Dakota, never,
would have been born, had the idea
failed to have been brought to light
in the Nonpartisan League platform.
But in the second place, there is no
mention made of the amount of dam
age sustained in either state. It
might help adjust their figures, if we
remind them that, last year North
Dakota sustained more damage from
hail than in any year in its history.
South Dakota sustained losses from
hail-amounting to $325,000. Accord
ing to Commissioner Olsness North
Dakota's losses were $3,346,000. In
the face of these differences, North
Dakota's rate was only 28 cents per
acre, as against about 40 cents in
South Dakota. If the League plan had
been used in South Dakota last year,
it would have cost the farmers of
this state only 4 cents per acre. What
a difference there would have been ill
favor of North Dakota if the losses
had been equal.
Rev. Percy Stickney Grant, of
New York, preached a sermon in
which he said. ''Deport the editors
who deliberately suppress news, de
port those who despise democracy
and try to keep the people down, but
do not deport our workmen."
Hank's Hired Man says: The devil
is more'n likely to have better tackle
and a more willin' spirit in fry
Regular 7c seller
6 bars for
'»'Special 6 for
proilteerin' rascals than them con
gressmen and big .bugs in the admin
Mrs. John to Mrs. George: "What
after effects did the flu have on you?"
Mrs. Geoige: "Why my hair all
came out, and it settled in George's
stomach." .- .'
Hanking House and
Fixtures __ 14,942.60
4'iisli ami due from banks 48,1
At the close of business Dec. 31,1919
GUARANTY STATE BANK
(The Bank of Guaranteed Deposits)
and Moline Tractors Etc.
With the Vaughns Perfection
Wild Oats Separator
Capital $25,000. #0
Undivided Profits 3 229.80
Total ..L $284,909.90
OPKN FOK BUSINESS MAY 14, 1910
lh posits Sept. 12, $142,575.94
Deposits Nov. 17, $208,820.00
Deposits Dec. 31, $2S5,«80.10
PAUL SIEWERT C. R. JORGENSON C. M. PETERSON
R. E. CONE N. C. KLEIN
Successors to 0.8. Opheim
It is possible to separate
Wild Oats from Tame
Oats, Wild Oats from Rye
as well as from other grain
Will do a perfect cleaning
of Flax, Timothy, Clover
and other Grass Seeds.
We also carry the Vau
ghns Duplex Fanning Mill
This mill will do pc rfect
job on wheat, barley and
flax. It is a fast cleaner
and intended for cleaning
grain for market.
We will demonstrate these
mills with grain from the
elevatrorso or your own
grain if you bring in a
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