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THE SISSETON STANDARD
NONPARTISAN
J. F. Bowers, Mgr., Editor
)«nn Hutoi, Associate Editor
tueral at the pbetoffic* *t sAteton,
8n. Dakota second class matter.
Subscription $2.00 per year
Foreign Advertising Reprenentctive
THE
AMERICAN PRESS ASSOCIATION
STATE TICKET
United States Senator Torn
Ayres, Perkins county.
Congress, first—E J. Holter
Canton.
Congress, second—Frank Wbal
en, Aberdeen.
Congress, third—-O. E. Farnbaui.
Newel).
Governor—M. P. Bates, Sanborn
county.
Lieut. Governor—C. W. Best
Beadle county
Secretary ol State—William Niel
t:on. Huron.
Auditor—H. B. Anderson, Mit
chell.
Treasurer—J. L. Fritz, Minneha
ha county.
Attorney General—O. M. Burch
Gregory county.
Superintendent of Public Instruc
tion Miss Alice L. Daley, of
Madison Normal.
School and Land Commissionei
E. N. Delapp, Marshall county.
Railroad Commissioners Ar
thur
3.
Anderson of Aberdeen and
Fied Jennewein, Timber Lake.
Count Candidates
Senator—Ben Reisdorf.
Representative—1. M. W. Sand
ers. 2. H. M. Felbaum. 3. C.
Ponder.
Treasurer—A. E. Wickard.
Auditor—James (Jack) Hanson
Register of Deeds—Layten Teare
Oler). of Courts—J. O. Johnson.
Sheriff—H. H. Baker.
County Commissioner, 4tb dis
|—H. L. Twite.
THE PLOWMAN
Clear the brown path, to meet his
coulter's gleam!
Lo! On he comes, behind his smok
ing team,
With toil's bright dewdrops on bis
sunburnt brow,
The lord of earth, the hero of the
plow!
First in the field before the redden
ing sun,
Last in the shadows when the day
is done,'
Line after line, along the bursting
sod,
AJarks the broad acres where hi?
feet have trod
Still, where he treads, the stubborn
clods divide,
-The smooth, fresh furrow opens
deep and wide
Matted and dense the tangled turf
upheaves,
Mellow and dark the ridgy cornfield
cleaves.
These are- the hands whose' sturdy
labor brings
The peasant's food, the golden pomp
of kings
This is the page whose letters shall
be seen
Changed by the sun to words of liv
icg green
This is the scholar whose immortal
pen
Spells the first lesson hunger
taught to men
These are the lines which heaven
commanded toil
Shows on his deed—the charter
:. the soil!
—Oliver Wendell Holnjes.
WHY FREE SPEECH MATTERS
Love ol one's country is not only
a virtue but is as natural as it is to
breathe itB air. Languages, cus
toms, scenery, methods of making
living, family relations, friendships
established make up so large a part
of one's personality, are so essen
tial to soul satisfaction that only a
few of us can be happy any length
of time on foreign soil.
PerhapB it i8 because love of coun
try is so spontaneous and so gener
ally accepted as a virtue that is is
the prize pawn of designing inter
ests who win by playing on our pre
judices. If they can succeed in
making what sounds like a major
ity noise, their cause and thir plans
•re .set forth as being the country's
lnteraat. and he who because his
love of country is so strong, speaks
out against tbeir plan is branded as
disloyal.
Our moat reactionary writers, foi
Instance, are telling us now that the
chief trouble with the small natiom
of Burope ia rampant nationalism
A Poland granted her natural terri
tory by. both the allies and Russia,
decides tbJkt ahe ought to be as big
was wben Poles ruled part of
HaMpiV: Undoubtedly thoie Poles
wbd coniselad 'ie«M and attention
while glory for Poland filled the air.
But now, if news reports are correct,
thousands of Polish men who might
have labored on farm and in factory
are dead, several times as many
.more are .permanently injured, th
bintfry has' been swept clean foi
war, and even if they had won only
death, dust and ashes of normal life
would liave been the result.
Poland's cast-, Jugo-Slavia's case
Iioumania's ease looks plain to ou
writers. They are pretty certain
that France lias stepped too far. But
how about us? The same writers
will fell us that absolute submission
to those making ilie big noi«e is pa
triotism and imply that support of
the same kind of forces that arc
wrecking Europe is love of counirj
here.
We fan see how many another na
tion might have been saved from
those who sucked its life blood fo
private advantage, if its citizens liai'
heard all counselors impartially. It
is difficult to imagine how a nation
could be saved otherwise. The muz
zling of opinion thus becomes for :i
nation the height of folly, for t.h
muzzle is as likely to silence
prohpet as to remove irritating gab
blers.
Altbo our hopes have been some
what shattered as a result of the
outcome of the Farmer-Labor con
vention at Chicago, they are not
completely destroyed in regard to
the ultimate success of a new na
tional party. All new movement:
that have been of any consequenci
in the shaping of national policies,
have had their set-backs. And it
no more than natural that sue
would be the result in the first at
tempt of the Farmer-Labor conven
tion. The amalgamation of the sev
eral progressive groups was the only
problem before the convention af
ter the convention had been caller
to order, for the political trend ol
the several factions held enough it
common to meet on connnoi'
ground. But the importance of com
plete harmony was considered too
much as a secondary issue by the
Committee of Forty-Eight. In
holding this view and refusing to
swerve from their own program, the
Committee of Forty-Eight did not
deal justly with either the farmer or
labor. They failed to see the neces
ity of taking precedent into consid
eration, and failing to see this, they
ignored the views of lahor which,
by experience, learned the folly of
compromising with parlor repres
entatives.
In spite of these temporary con
clusions. amalgamation is in sigh:
Farmers and labor has seen the
•i
UP?
"n?iltors«
1
folJy of dividing themselves.
There will be an ultimate union
grown from common necessities and
common grievences.
corrupt business. Even the monop
olist might belter give more atten
tion to saving his soul than to saving
his plunder. But we realize none
the less that you have reasons.
they are poor reasons you should
CLOSING OUT SALE
THURSDAY, JULY 29th
of Aberdeen Angus cattle at
my ranch, 6 1-2 miles south
west of Sisseton. This sale will
include 102 head, 52 cows and
heifers and 30 young bulls.
THOMAS MALLON
SISSETON, SOUTH DAKOTA
SEE
0. C. WALSH
and get your rugs and carpets
cleaned the Hamilton Beach way.
Washes and dries them right on the
floor. Restores colors, kills moths
and disease germs, making your
home absolutely sanitary. WU1 be in
Will the Minneapolis chamber oi
commerce, which stands to los
much by the program of the perfec
organization, refuse to fight? Wi!
the steel trust say: "All right, boys.
we can't oppose your tonnage tax?"
will the tisuree realizing this perfec
tion come down to a legal rate of in
terest? Will the politicians whoi
have served these and other special
interests bow gracefully and niak
way for better men?
You know that tliey would not
and knowing human nature you als
know that the more unanswerable
the program of this perfect organi
zation the more the attack wouir
shift to personalities and wild
charges. Perfect character would
offer no defense at all again*-.
charges and these charges woule
have to be in the line of alleged vio
lations of what we all agree a$ cor
rect—country's welfare, sanctity ol
the home, fair taxation, etc.
Hence weight should be given tc
these general charges only on the
most searching proof, and not on
mere assertion by politicians or th
kept press.
SISSETON WEEKLY STANDARD
O T: .'t
TO SINCERE OPPONENTS
No man, in our opinion, has reas
on to oppose the move of the farm- I
ers and workers to end the rule ol
1
Ijc
interested as we in finding thai out
as quickly as possible.
And here is a means by which yo,.
can answer most of the argument,
we have ever heard against the Non
partisan league and the workers am!
others allied with it.
You grant that farmers and work-
ers have the right to organize and
cooperate, of course. You grant tliai
if they can persuade the majority :e
think as they do on certain matter
affecting their welfare and carry out
all according to law, they are en
tirely democratic and American ii
doing so. Now imagine a perfect
farmer organization free of the sup
posed arguments against the Leagur
doing this very thing—perfect lead
ers, perfect business methods, per
feet in all points of honesty or mor
ality.
ership
being too severe on the profiteers
and so on, hut muddy, hesitant and
ambiguous on any matter
a human element. Money is still
able to talk with exceptional elear-
nes!
I, by saying that the Presidential pri-
1
We do not claim perfection for
the organized farmers, we ask you associates. But he is stung again,
only to realize that the same charges The great literary Governor appar
would be made if they were perfect. I ently did not pay very strict atten-
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The heaviest criticism. made or. that the prices of
political utterances these days it materials have cor re.
that they are crystal clear and ful' creased that a number of publish
of force on matters like private own- ers who own the buildings they oc
of railroads, the danger ol eupy have been omitting the item
of rent in figuring costs, while otli-
having
1
„-Tbe Dearborn Independent.
Mr. McAdoo
maries should be abolished and tli•
old convention system restored. The
distinguished ex-Secretary is walk
ing backwards. The San Francisc(
conventJon furnishes 8 good
shake
off the profiteers there will he nr
excess profits. Why remove the ta~
before we remove profiteering?
—W. J. Bryan.
Trouble is brewing among the
members of the state legislature
and Gov. Norbeck. This time it is
not the result of stealing the Leagiu
platform, but the result of the Gov
ernor choosing the worng man for
the goat. Speaker Benson of the
house of representatives was chos
en by Norbeck as the goat. And Ben
son won't stand hitched. And Nor
beck didn't know this, and so he
flayed Benson, after the adjourn
ment of the special session for plot
ting with the democrats and Nonpar
tisans to buck the administration
No mention was made of this deci
sion of the Governor during the spe
cial session. He waited until after
ward, and then got it all bawled up.
in an article contributed to the
Sioux Falls Press. In every in
stance Norbeck's charges on Speak
er Benson were wrong. As a result
Benson has answered Norbeck in thf
Sioux Falls Press, in terms that ar^
quite convincing that the Governor
has run out of League material up
on which to blame his stupidity, and
has now resorted to one of his own
tion during the special session.
WHAT IS YOI'R
I'KH KOK AIIVKItTISIVG'
The special committee o£ the Na
tional Editorial Association appoint
ed to study the selling price of ad
vertising space in weekly papers
based on known costs of production
recommends the following rate pei
inch:
For newspapers of 500 or less cir
culation 20c
For newspapers of 1,000 or less
circulation 25c.
For newspapers of 1,500 or less
circulation 30c.
For newspapers of 2.000 or less
circulation 35c.
For newspapers of 2,500 or less
circulation 40c.
For newspapers of 3,000 or less
circulation 43c.
For newspapers of 3,500 or les*
circulation 46c.
For newspapers of 4,000 or less
circulation 49c.
For newspapers of 4,500 or less
circulation 52c.
For newspapers of 5,000 or less
circulation 55c.
It was found that labor costs have
increased from 50 to 150 per cent:
Hardware
ers have failed tc put themselves on
the payroll for an adequate salai,
and that some have not taken into
consideration depreciation of plants
and the greatly increased cost of re
placing worn-out machinery. The
ignalizes his defeat report concluded:
The -committe is strongly of ih
opinion that disaster and ruin fa.^
thousands of publications unless
they immediately adjust theinselve1
to the
new
nius-
of wha{ the feosses can do
NAT10NMV!DE
PRES1
DKNTIAL PRIMARY and need
BADLY.—W. J. Bryan.
0
Candidate Cox. in his first inter
view, added a plank to the platform
He declares himself in favor of
th:
repeal of the F.XCESS PROFIT
TAX—the platform was silent or
the subject. If he will help
conditions and rigidly
adhere to the rates which the com
mittee recommends."—The Ohio
Newsuaper.
State Machine
Works to Kill Law
(Continued from page 1)
state officers without a direct vote
It holds the state convention aftei
the primary election to adopt prin
ciples for the party platform
whether the candidates already
nominated believe in such principles
or not. In other words, it places the
cart before the horse. It provides
for needless registration of party
voters for the primary election, be
cause each party has a separate bar
lot and the voter can choose on!y
one party ballot to vote anyway
When a voter registers for the pri
mary. he merely chooses his party
He does the same in choosing his
party ballot to vote on election day.
The machine primary law is destruc
tive in many other ways. This
proves that it is useless to vote in
the people's primary law and at the
Illllllllllilllllllllllllll
The Self-Balancing Cream Separator
laobinery and I same time vote for its enemies,
spocdicgly in- administer it. Vote theai out' w5J
should the people be loyal to
verdict on nominations at the t''^
mary election, when the machiDl
will not be loyal to three verdict
of the people at the general election
on the primary law.
It is for the rank and file
to the rescue of the
COCK
People's
Pri_
mary election law. Vote "Xo." Ten
your friends to vote "No." Also vote
against the machine candidates.
R. O. RICHARDS.
FAIR VIEW
STOCK Hum
Duroc boars, Herd Headers
sired by Circuit Orion Sensa
tion, a 600 lb. yearling, by
Circuit Orion, the grand charo
pion of Kansas. King's Ori
on Sensation, by Orion Sensa
tion, the grand champion of
South Dakota, a' litter mate
to great Orion Sensation, the
grand champion of the world.
Others by Pathfinder Col
Giant and Qrimson Origina
tor 2nd. When in the market
for real herd boars phone, call
or write
WIIFORD WEBER
Fre^h and salt meats, hoire-made sausages and
bologna. Also carry a complete line of
Havana, No. Dak.
CITY MEAT MARKET
FANCY GROCERIES
We have all kinds of boiling meats from
to 20c. We guarantee satisfaction and best service.
OTTO HOY, Proprietor
ANNOUNCEMENT
Have purchased the automo
bile and garage business of W. D.
Wilson, and will operate a strictly
up-to-date garage and automobile
sales business from now on. Will
give night and day service. The
public is invited to call on me. Your
patronage will be apprecriated.
GEORGE GRAY
Would you not like to have a Cream
arator with a bowl which does not get out of
balance? Your answer would most likely
be, "sure enough, if such separators could be
had."
We have such a separator for sale
sample floor.
The Anker Halth Cream Separator has ac
tually revolutioniz&fcjthe ^separator business
and turned the hardship,of separation with a
heavy running, wabbling5 and rattling bowl
into an easy, clean uncomplicated job.
It is not necessary to take our word for
such statements. Just call at our store arid
ask us to explain the self-balancing feature
of the separator to you.
Route 1, Box 87
July 16-4tp.
We carry them in practical sizes for
hand and power.
18c
Mi
DURUM
WHEAT
OATS
BARLE
RYE
FLAX
CORN
Hens
Old Co
Broiler
Turkey
Ducks
Butter:
Eggs
H.des
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