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NORTH dakota grain inspkc
FARGO, N. D.—In a letter to the
Courier-News of this city, J. A. Mc
Govern, chief grain inspector of
North Dakota, exposes the love for
co-operation preached by the grain
combine and the politicians.
ThSy don't object to co-operation,
says McGovern, so long as co-opera
tion stays on the fringes of business,
but when the farmers try to get into
the central market, their private
sanctum, co-operation is going too
The Nonpartisan league plan for
marketing is therefore particularly
bad because it goes right to the heart
of the grain combine.
"Friettda" of Cooperation ...
Mr. Mcdovera also points out
how the grata combine has friends
in places where they should not be:
"The Farmers National Grain
Dealers' association," says Mr. Mc
Govern, "with Millard R. Myers,
manager of the educational depart
ment of the Farmer* National Orain
Dealers' association'also editor and
manager of the American Co-Op
erative Publishing company, Chica
go. is against the plan proposed by
the American Federation of Farm
Bureaus for the marketing of grain.
The Chicago Board of Trade and
the Chamber of Commerce of Min
neapolis, and every board Of trade
in the United States is also against
the present system of marketing the
farmers' agricultural products,
"To their way of thinking they
have a perfect system.,(for tlwm
nolves) and why should the produc
or disturb their perfect sysetem\
Therefore, the grain trade in Chl"f
cago has really wakened to the dan
ger that is hovering over them and,
taking their cue from the meat paras*
ere, who awrlmying space in ail the
farm papers that are for sale, tell
ing the dear people what a wonder
fully constructed piece of machin
ery they have in "operation in Chica
go, owned and operated by the board
of trade.
"They say 'you must have a cen
tral market.' All true enough, but
thait central market should not be a
monopoly central market operated
in the interest of a few grain gamb
lers. Torn Lawson's exposure of the
gambling operations on the Chicago
Board of Trade has not been for
gotten by the grain raisers. It is not
so many years ago that the mem
ben of the Chicago Board of Trade
refused to handle grain shipped by
farmer elevator companies or inde
pendent shippers in the state of
Iowa, who were not connected with
the dine elevator combine.
Co-operation on Fringes
"Ed Dunn, an independent ship
per of Mason City, Iowa was driv
en out of the grain business by the
Chicago board of trade members
refusing to handle his grain for the
only reason that he refused to ioin
the line elevator combine. He after
ward had the satisfaction of organ
izing some 300 or 400 farmer co
operative elevators and the mem
bers of the Chicago board of trade
very suddenly became converts to
"Their idea is that co-operation
locally is the finest plan evolved,
providing always that it Is not car
ried too far. The farmers organize
locally, build their own warehouses
furnish their own money pay all
expenses for operation and take all
risk in their business, and ship their
products to the members of this
board of trade, and the aforesaid
members will do the rest
co-operation: but when this great
co-operative body of farmers wishes I
to place one of their members in
this central market to sell their own
products, then to their way of
thinking you are carrying co-opera
tion too far.
"You are doing away with the
gambling in farm products and a
gambler lights to the last ditch be
fore he surrenders. This crowd In
all states where they have central
markets are/ well protected by law
and it will be no easy matter to
rout them. They have their Millard
R. Myerses on their payroll in every
nook and corner of the country, who
preach and talk co-operation that is
Just as harmless as a two-year-old
Baer Bill Advocated
"The bill introduced in congress
by John M. Baer is a step in the
right direction. It forbids gamb
ling in farm products, and when
you take gambling1 out of the wheat
and hog crop of "this country you
will get down to a solid foundation
for the producer to stand on and
do away to a certain extent with this
uncertainty when it comes to mar
keting the agricultural products.
We should have open central mar-
kets either controlled by the stale
or government, and special char
ters .such as the Chamber of Com
merce of Minneapolis should be re
Fargo. N'. D."
AH are interested in human pro
gress. Al'l are interested in the
progress of those things which are
beneficial to the financial aud edu
cational interests of the community,
and most of us have given enough
thought to the. problems of life and
religion to be fully convinced that
a true chrisitanity definitely contri
butes to the progress of the human
race, and to all the best interests
of the community but have we ever
given any considerable thought to
laws of progress in the christian
•life? Whether we have not thought
much of the matter, the Sunday
morning subject will be one of in
The morning subject will he "The
Law of Progress in the Christian
The evening subject will be "The
Eternal Question."
Both services will be practical
and helpful, and all are cordially
invited to attend.
•Morning service at 10: SO follow
ed by Sunday school. Evening ser
vice at 7:30 P. M.
Please note that the hour of the
evening service is changed now,
meeting earlier than during the sum
O. W. Butterfleld.
Barlow Has
the Goods to
Show Royal
The following letter is self ex
planatory, and we think it answers
the statements being made by Royal
C. Johnson in his attempts to be
fuddle the voters of this district.
You will note that Johnson's "dema
gogue" was something more than
a demagogue during the war.
"United States Senate,
Committee on Foreign Relations.
Washington, D. C.
July 9. 1918.
Hon.. William G. Sharp,
Tlie- American Ambassador.
Paris, France.
My Dear Mr. Ambassador:
I take the liberty of introducing
my friend, Lester P. Barlow, who is
a successful inventor of bombs and
other devices being used by our gov
ernment. He visits France under
orders of the Chief of Staff here to
do some experimental work, and I
volunteered to give him this letter
of introduction to you.
It may be that he will have occa
sion to call upon you, and in such
case I will appreciate such courte
sies as you may be able to extend
him. He Is the author of some un
usual Inventions and devices, and
has. In my opinion, rendered vain
able services by his inventive gen
Yours very truly.
(Signed) G. M. Hitchcock.
IT. 8. S."
Don't forget that this same Bar
low will be in Sisseton October 18th.
Grant News
Elling Nelson Is in a hospital
H. A. Varland shipped a bunch of
fat cattle to South St. Paul Tuesday.
Walter Schaunaman has rented
the Anna Stavens farm from Var
Hanson and Anderson pulled in
their threshing rig after a success
ful fall's work.
Mr. and Mrs. Strube have moved
unto the Win. Simon place.
Miss Mabel Beualkin came dowr.
from Veblen to stay with her grand
"Now this is the extent of their parenis tjle John Hoss family and
-~m.. martiAll Vl 1Q I
to attend school.
Some one shot one of Harry Hag
en's calves in his pastture.
Tosten Haugen has rented an In
dian quarter besides the 240 he has
now. There will be some doingi.
Dave has rented the land he work
ed this season.
Mrs. Elmer Hillestad is staying
at Elling Nelson's place while Mrs.
Nelson is at the bedside of her hus
band at Minneapolis.
Miss Myrtle Simon returned last
week from the cities with her grand
Pete Schaunaman is trying to
farm himself now days.
Arthur Simon and Rudolph Stal
drove a bunch of cattle for Adolph
Konn last Sunday.
Lucy and Frances Simon visited
at Galinske's Sunday,
The pastor of the Methodist
church of Peever is at present in
Minneapolis and Rev. O. W. Butter
field of Sisseton will speak in the
Peever church at 2:30 next Sunday.
All are invited to hear him.
The -American -Civil -Liberties
Union has challenged Attorney Gen
eral Palmer's statement made on
Sept. 13th to delegations from the
American Federation of Labor and
the Socialist party that there are on
ly 175 Espionage Act prisoners, and
Lliat no prosecutions under that act
have been begun since the armis
tice. Officers of the union have
written the Attorney General, charg
ing that he has failed to include a
large number of prisoners and cit
ing cases to disapprove his declar
ation on prosecutions since the arm
"May we not inquire", the Union
asks, "whether or not the following
statements of facts are true:
"1. That the figure of 175, given
by you, fails to include 166 mouthers
of the I. W. W..who were convicted,
among other things, of conspiring
to violate the Espionage Act, and
all those persons who have been in
dicted for or convicted of such vio
lation, but who are at present at
liberty on bail pending trial or ap
"2. The report of the Department
of Justice for the fiscal year ending
June 30th, 1#19, indicates that 968
prosecutions under the Espionage
Act, or substantially the same num
ber as were initiated during the fis
cal year ending June 30th, 1918,
were commenced during that year
and that 295 prosecutions were un
disposed of upon that date. The
armistice was signed on November
11th, 1918.
a subsU^itiai numbers «f these pros
ecutions were institute! during the
seven and a half moifths after the
armistice had been signed.
"3. Specifically, that the follow
ing persons were indiicted, and, with
the exception of the editors of the
Seattle Union Record, tried, for vio
lation of the Espoinage Act after the
signing of the armistice: Morris
Zucker, convicted in Brooklyn, N.
Y. in January, for a speech made at
a Socialist meeting on Nov. 20th,
1918. Jacob Isaacson, Indicted in
New York City in August 1919, for
an editorial in the April, 1919 issue
of a magazine called Freedom. Char
les M. Steine, William Hotze, and
Frank L. Preston, convicted in
Ithaca, N. Y., in January 1920 for
distributing handbills which con
tained what purpored to be a dis
cription of conditions in federal pen
al institutions together with a plea
for ageneral amnesty for political
prisoners. E. B. Ault and Anna
Louise Strong, editors of the Seattle
Union Record, indicted in Seattle,
Wash., in November, 1919, for edit
orials appearing in that paper. J.
E. Snyder, editor of the Oakland
World, Oakland, Cal., for editorials
appearing in his paper, deploring
the violation of the constitutional
rights of citizens.
"4. On September, 18, 1919, in
response to a letter deploring the
use of the Espionage Act 9 months
after the armistice, Mr. R. 8tewart,
Assistant Attorney General wrote
to the director of the National Civil
Liberties Bureau: 'With reference
to your statement regarding the
Espionage Act. I desire to state that
the Act is enforced not as a matter
of war strategy or war policy, but
because it is a war penal measure,
the enforcement of which is the duty
of this department, as in the case of
any other penal law.' In making
this statement, was Mr. Stewart vio
lating your instructions in regard to
the discontinuance of the use of the
Espionage Act after the armistice
was signed?"
The Union asks the Attorney
General to correct his statement and
to give the public the full facts on
political prisoners.
In a bulletin just issued by the
Union, It is estimated that the to
tal number of federal prisoners, con
victed and either in prison or out
on appeal bonds, is at present be
tween 400 and 600.
W. W. Howes, Democratic candi
date for Governor of South Dakota
will speak in the Unique Theatre
Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock.
O. G. Austin, Pastor
Morning service, 10:30
Sunday School, 11:30
Junior League, 6:45
Senior League, 8:00
Visitors are always welcome.
Isitnot the*fact"tha*t
1 AN 1 N (i
I handed the article appearing bc
WJw to the editor of the Argus-Lead
er to be run as a news item, aud the
editor refused to'run it such. Be
lieving lie article contains facts and
information that should be brought
to the people of South Dakota, 1
have purchased space in this paper
paying 17.40 for the same, so that
the article might be run as a paid
(Signed) Dr. F. S. Prettynian.
To the Editor of The Argus-Lead
I have been a life-long republi
can, and 1 am still a republican, but
I do not intend to vote for Peter
Norbeck to represent this state in
the United States senate. 1 believe
it is to the best interests of the par
ty fhat he should be defeated. His
handling of the affairs of both the
state and of the republican party In
the state, amply proves this state
ment. 1 do not ask for space in
your paper to enumerate the list of
things Governor Norbeck and his
henchman. Chairman King, have
done or omitted to do, and which
have given offence to the republicans
all over the state.. This would take
altogether too much space. But, as
a 'republican, I want to make in
quiry in this public way. which I
have a right to do.
The democrats started their cam
paign in this state long ago, and
apparently have it moving in all
parts of the state. The republican
st^te campaign has not yet been
started, except that Chairman King
is wilting communications to the
newspapers telling what'a big repub
lican majority there Will be in this
b,,t does not 8eem t0 be
anything to produce it. Chairman
Ki'ii#, am reliably informed, gives
•as his reason for not starting the
campaign earlier, that the state
headquarters is without funds. I
am most reliably informed that a
man named Hougan, formerly a
minister of the gospel, has been trav
eling all over this state for more
than a year past, collecting funds
from republicans upon the under
standing that these funds were to
be used to carry on this present cam
paign, and that he solicited these
funds under the direction of Peter
Norbeck. I am also most reliably
informed that M. Hougan stated,
that as the result of his canvass of
republicans, he turned over to the
republican state headquarters more
than $4,000 net, over and above all
of his expenses, and that this amount
of money had been turned over be
fore the primaries last March. It
has been charged from various
sources by republicans that these
funds instead of being used In or
ganizing and getting ready for the
present campaign, were used' by the
•Worbeck machine" to pay part of
the expenses of the Wood campaign
in the republican primary last
March, and that tills is the reason
the republican state chairman King
has been without funds to carry on
t,lie present campaign. Chairman
King and Peter Norbeck-can tell the
republicans of this state whether
or not the above charges are true
and I invite them to do so, and to
tell what was done with the four
thousand dollars collected by Hou
gan. and whether Mr. Hougan is
still in the employ of Peter Norbeck,
and just where the funds are going,
which he Is now collecting. The re
publicans of South Dakota who sub
scribed and paid money to the paid
solicitor of the state headquarters,
are entitled to know whether the
money so paid, was used to further
the primary campaign of some one
candidate for the presidency and to
further personal interests of Peter
Norbeck, or whether the funds were
used to pay the usual and regular
expenses of the state headquarters.
They are entitled to a bill of particu
I lars, and as a republican I call fo
Cross, both nation wide and county
The twenty-five members of the
Board of Directors have been noti
fied of this meeting, and delegates
from ail the branches of the chap
ter, as many as possible from each,
have urged to come. This notice is
intended especially for the people of
Sisseton. Clairo City, and Peever,
and any other place in the county
where the Sisseton papers are read,
the items. Will Chairman King and
Peter Norbeck state how much Mr.
Hougan collected, and give the par
ticulars of the disbursement of this
Very Truly yours,
(Signed) Dr. F. S. Prettyman.
Red Cross Will
Hold Meeting
The annual meeting of the Rob
erts county chapter of the Ameri
can Red Cross will be held at the
Sisseton Commercial rooms at 2:00
o'clock In the afternoon of Tues
day, October 19th. The purpose of
this meeting is, as usual, to elect of
ficers, hear reports from present of
ficers. and discuss present and fu
ture plans and policies of the Red
It is not intended that only the
officers, tin- Hoard of Directors, and
branch officers should attend this
meeting. Anyone in the chapter
who has paid the one dollar mem
bership fee is entitled to a vote at
this meeting, and is hereby urged
to attend. Therefore all Red Cross
members should remember the date:
October 19th. The Time: 2:00 o'
clock, p. in. The place: Sisseton
Commercial Club rooms.
High School News
There are now 163 students en
rolled in High School.
Miss Ruby Arrowsinith is pianist
this week.
Vivian Swenson entered the Sen
ior class Monday.
Ole Hammer of Hammer enrolled
in the Freshman class Tuesday.
The school entertained the high
school students and teachers at a
party in the gymnasium Friday even
eing. After two games of basket
ball, other games were played and
refreshments served. This party
was given by the school to ahow
appreciation of the work which the
boys have done in revarnlshing the
seats and getting the lockers ready
for use.
Margaret Ward entered the fresh
man class Monday.
The question selected for the de
bates of the year 1920-21 Is as fol
"Resolved that Congress should
enact legislation providing for com
pulsory arbitration In an Industrial
court of dispute* arising between
capital and labor. Constitutional
ly granted."
The school is gathering material
on the subject and would welcome
any reading material.
Josle, Hattie and Ramona Se
blan are librarians for the week.
A number of the high school stud
ents were excused Thursday and
Friday afternoon to attend the In
dian Fair.
Mr. Jerlow's class.""
attonded the fair
isslfn agriculture
vm Friday after-
The eight grade Civics clam! Is
studying the school district and
will hold a school election on Wed
The sixth grade has been study
ing the common native trees and
is making tree booklets this week.
The seventh grade pupils have
been _enjoying some interesting les
sons on Indians and their mode of
living customs and native dress.
Thus far the work of the Normal
Training department has been large
ly that of organizing and fixing up
the shop and doing various kinds
of constructive and repair work
about the school. In the shop the
benches have been arranged and
fastened in their permanent places.
Many have been repaired a carpen
ters bench constructed: four new
manuel training benches are r.nder
construction as well as some stage
furniture for the auditorium. The
electric machinery, shaft operated,
is being installed as rapidly as pos
sible. Resides this the boys have
set up three sets of steel lock
ers: built adjustable shelves for
the dining room cupboard arid store
cases, and made a number of seed
germinating and testing boxes, corn
exhibit cases and other material for
the agricultural department ds al
ways glad to be of use to the school
in this way. iMr. Jerlow expresses
himself as being very pleased with
the way in which the boys have tak
en hold of the work and the inter
est shown in the trying work of get
ting the shop organized and Is con
fident that they will soon be turn
ing out considerable first class work.
Team Runs Away
Frank Egan drove in from his
farm in Dry Wood Lake twp. Satur
day afternoon and left his team tied
near Waletich & Plut's while he
attended to some business matters
about town. The horses became
frightened at something, there was
a rending of tie straps and with a
hound they were out in the street,
tearing south ta a rate of speed
known only to a frightened team
without a driver's restraint. Down
by Strand's barn, someone attempt
ed to stop them by running In front
of them, but they turned aside, took
a. leap over a wagon which happened
to be in their way, leaving it pretty
well smashed tip and continuing
their course toward home. Pursuers
started in a car and captured them
alxiut two miles from town. No
damage was done to the rig with
exception of a broken wagon seat.
Sunday, October 10th
Morning worship in the Norweg
ian .language at 10:30 o'clock. Ev
ening worship at 8 o'clock. Sunday
School and Bible Class at noon. Lu
ther League at 6:45. The Junior
League will also meet at 6:45.
A hearty welcome to all.
C. S. VANG, Pastor.
The Indian Fair at the Agency
was a groat success this year.
This has always been a feature
event for people in this part of the
country. People from all parts ot
the country have come to take la
the different amusements that hava
been provided and to get an insight
Into the progress the Indian people
are making in agriculture and
things in general.
The program provided was elab
orate and the numbers were well
chosen. It furnish a varied amount
of entertainment, consisting of.
clean sports, contests, music and
speaking. There were horse races,
Ford races, wrestling matches, In
dian dancing, band music and male
quartette music.
The display of farm products and
animals and poultry at the exhibit
was a good example of the progress
the Indian people are making In
agriculture and live stock raising.
This was a duplicate exhibit of the
one which took first prise at the
state fair this year. There ware
other exhibits of fine cooking, de
licious looking pies and other pro
ducts of culinary art.
A baby show was held on the last
day of the fair in Which 21 young
sters were exhibited. The Judgment
of the judges was that it was the
finest collection of youngsters they
had seen for some time.
The speakers were Lewis W. Bick
nell, Democratic candidate for eon
gross, and Mrs. Boucher, an en
thusiastic worker for usffrage. Mr.
Rlcknell was a major in tha United
States army during the war. He
had a wide experience in the attain
of the army during this, thnv and
the present, military system Vs not
very much in accord with what he
believes to be the better way. in
ills speech he assailed Warren G.
Harding, and those who have at
tacked the administration. He also
made a strong plea for the League
of Nations covenant, and whether
he was right or wring, It must be
admitted that this candidate for
congress displayed a good amount
of conscientious thinking. Mrs.
Boucher spoke mainly on the ques
tion of women suffrage, although
she did pause to jemark that the
Wilson ian League was not what we
The whole affair was entertaining
and educational,, and those In charge
deserve praise for their splendid
work, and all those who took part
deserve being congratulated for
making it the most successful of
any fair held at tlie Agency.
Roundup at
The Unique
The Pendleton Roundup which
took place at Pendleton, Oregon,
comes to Sisseton on Tuesday, Octo
ber 12 in picture taken on the scene,
the greatest picture ot its kind
ever filmed, consisting of bucking
bronchos, bull riding, fancy roping
and trick riding by the world's great
est riders. 500 Indians, 100 cow
girls, 250 cowboys, and all trying
for the world's championship.
The great maverick race In which
over 300 Indians, cowboys and cow
girls took part is the greatest and
most exciting event ever staged.
Come and ese the world's cham
pion broncho rider, Jackson Sun
down, winning the world's cham
pionship on the wildest horse ever
captured. A rare treat worth going
miles to see. Sundown Is a full
blood Nezpese Indian.
Mr. Cheyenne Shorty tells the
story of the great roundup as it
appears on the screen, being one
who too part in the most dangerous
of the events. The admission price
is 10c for children and 35c for
Shoe Repairing done on short no
tice and first class workmanship
guaranteed. Reasonable prices.
Write your name plainly on shoes
aic. send them to
WELL, Wllmot, S. D.
If you are going to have a sale
this fall and want a first-class aue
'.ioneer, let me know. I have had
years of experience at the business
and can get best results. Parties
Interested address C. A. Yeager, Sis*
seton, S. D. S-24-tC

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