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xxvm Some Light on Canadian Grain Import The following article mailed to the Minneapolis Tribune throw: :soine light on the importing of (,'an uulian wheat. It is a refutation 01 the charges being made in the re publican propaganda circulated re cently. rl .5 the Editor of The Tribune: Senator Kellog, speaking to the people at Crookston. October 11, told the farmers that our president :is the cause of the slump in the wheat market, because he allows the wheat to come in from Canada. He savs Canada has a big crop. This is true, but it is not unusual, and lie says that Canada can raise wheat cheaper than can the United State# iand this is true, for lie says the lands are so much cheaper in Can ada than in the United States. This is also true, but why are they cheap er. and why do they produce larger crops? It is because Canada is a big, new couutry. and she has the soil and climate and the long days, which is the cause of the big yields, and of raising No. 1 hard wheat. He says Canada raised over 250,000, 00 bushels of wheat this year, and that is true, and Senator Kellogg sH-ys the reason for Canada shipping liev wheal to our markets here is because the Canadian dollar is only worth '80 cents in our money, and that wheat has slumped 48 cents a bushel in the past three weeks, and lie trys to convey the Idea that the cause is Canada being allowed to ship her wheat into our markets, but he says nothing about the gen eral slump in other things. .1 wonder why he doesn't lay thy (Continued on page S) COMPARISONS SHOWN MORE THAN ODIOUS IT COST SOUTH DAKOTA #1,554, I72.08 MOIIK FOR TWO YKAKS THAN IT DORS NORTH DAK OTA—IS N'OltliKt'K S O I A E A N E N O N I A I E.VI'E NSK BY C. South Dakota Area—77,850 square miles. Population. 1910—583,888.~ -y Population, 1920—635,839. Appropriation, regular session 1919, $6,608,635.33. Appropriation of the special ses sion, 1920—$739,731.02 Total appropriations -for 2 years —7,SIHr(iU.:t5. Appropriations for school to be deducted—$2,208,007.56. Appropriations for operation of government of state other than schools—$5,140,358.79. Cost per capita each year—$4, 042. It costs South Dakota $1,554. 472.OS more to operate the govern ment for two years than it did North Dakota. Besides that, North Dako ta pays each and every one of her soldiers who served in the world war, $25,00 for each month of ser vice. South Dakota pays her sol diers the magnificent sum, in the language of the govtrnor, "nod ings." The following items are some of the interesting things that some of the money for South Dakota is be ing spent for. Appropriation for Attorney General's office, both ses sions. for two years, $42,010.07. EMANCIPATOR HALL IS CHIEF COMEDIAN HERE IN G. 0. P. FARCE COMEDY Biff! Hang! A trying ordeal and a terrible ending. The great eman cipator. one of the Hall boys, lias come, spilled the beans, and left things in a horrible mess. And all this too just when we thought everything was going so smoothly. We have about given up politics as hopeless. .Solution? It can't be did. A little more detail may have tendency to make our point more clear. The Republican campaign fund in Roberts county being quite inexhaustible and lots of the lucre waiting in case of need, the beauti ful idea was conceived to spend some of the surplus to get speakers down here from that horrible Boilll lllshevik state, North Dakota, to tell the dear people what a degenerate, idiotic bunch of farmers there is up there. So they got Tom Hall. You know Tom—yes, he's one of the Hall boys. And Tom proceeds with his terrible recital. He began by assuring the unfor tunate audience that he was no speaker. Now if he would have only wailed a minute this part of his lec ture would have been useless. But he didn't. He probably thought he was talking to a North Dakota au dience where, according to Tom, LASELL North Dakota Area—70837 square miles. Population, 1910—577,056. Population, 1920—645,730. ^Appropriation, negular session, 1919—$6,548,854.70. Appropriation of the special ses sion, 1919—The re-enactment of the special budget funds shows a decrease of $539,235. However there were some other few small ap propriations. Total appropriation for two years —$6,458,S2S».70. Appropriation for school to be deducted—$2,872,442.99. Appropriations for operation of government of state other than schools—$3,585,886.71. Cost per capita each year—$2, 775. EVADES REAL ISSUES AND TALKS ONLY OF INDIVIDUALS BUT SAYS PROGRAM IS 0. K. everything has to be labeled lest is what a fool a man can make of hini be mistaken for what it really is. Anyhow, he told us he was not a speaker. He said he was Just a plain man. Perhaps a plain clothes man. But. that doesn't matter. Then he hurried to tell us that he was a farmer, and said he had been born and raised on a farm, and was vet a farmer. He said also that he was a labor man, an iron worker, that he had spent a number of years working on the railroad, about six teen years in the newspaper busi ness, and numerous other occupa tions, and iinally wound up by say ing that he had served four terms as a public official in North Dakota. Now had Tom not told us in the be ginning that he had been a farmer all his life and only plucked from tlie tie Id to do his bit as a public (iRAFT S A Appropriation for Bee Inspector, $1200.00. (Chapter 22, page 35, ses sion laws of 1919.) Appropriation for pictures of leg islature, $150.00 (Chapter 26, ses sion laws of 1919.) Appropriation for Aberdeen Daily News, (14.04. (Chapter 4, pagee 11, special session, 1920. The cost to the state for each bill passed at the special session of the legislature was $132.42. This is the sum thai it costs the state of South Dakota to pass the bill for $14.04 for th-j News. The News bill undoubtedly is a correct bill and they should have their money but by reason of (Continued on Page 8) officer, we could never have figured out just waht particular part of his life was spent tilling the soil. Of course it is barely possible that this fellow is two or three hundred years old, and in that case ins story could be easily analized. Hut Toia said so and that should settle the matter, for at the start we were told, among other doubtful things, that he was g)ing to tell the truth. So what is a fellow going to do iu a case like that? It was a political speech, you know, and naturally he was compelled to tell the truth or no one would have believed him. You are no doubt aware of the fact that North Dakota ranks twice as high in education as South Dakota, yet Tom had the nerve to tell us that those poor devils up there had been treated somethin' scandalous, and stood hypnotized with their tongues hanging out and allowed themselves to lie separated from all their hard earned cash by this awful man Townley and his roughneck gang. He picturd in detail just how these poor, ignorant people had been robbed, how they had been prom ised things in the way of bettered conditions, a fair and just economic system, etc., and how they had been deceived and given nothing. Strange self sometimes trying to deliver a political speech. But he gave him self plenty of time to complete the fool's job, for a great many left be fore he found a place to stop think ing, perhaps, the second of Novem ber had arrived and did not want to miss their chance at the polls. He told us about the destructive ness of Townley,Lemke.Catliro.Wat ers, Brinton and all others of the "wrecking crew", but had very lit tle in this connection to. say about himself. He simply took the posi tion of an abused child. Very pa thetic indeed, and when he sketch ed the villanous picture of his perse cutions and close calls at the hands of the farmers and others up there, simply because he wanted to be dif I ferent, it was hard. I tell you. very hard indeed for us to stay the pa thetic tear. But we did. We heard I there were others, however, who did not have such perfect control. Truly, though, it was pathetic. The little story about himself could very appropriately be called a story with I a tear. But Tom made a horrible mis take. In fact he's a mistake. But we'll not say anything about that. But he did make a bad mistake. He confined himself so completely thru out to personalities that real issues were entirely lost sight of—by Tom. He, like all others of his ilk, in or der to formulate what they choose to call an argument, was compelled to speak wholly of individuals. Did you ever stop long enough to allow this little fact to penetrate your think 'tank? If you do you will see that these chaps only talk about cer tain men. but steer clear of princi ple and fundamental issues. They dare not speak of the things they should. They can't Can anyone (excepting a few members of the republican party) imagine the people of a great com monwealth like North Dakota sub mitting to such gross insults and im possible conditions as those pictur ed by Tom Hall here last Saturday night? Such childish nonsense may be all right to feed an incredible republican, but is nothing short of insult to a thinking and reading public, and if this old gadget thinks anyone who knows enough to come in out of a hard rain is going to fall for his kind of bunk, he might Just as well draw in his horns and take a sneak. The people of North Da kota have voted for this program four different times and they are go ing to put it across again the second of November, notwithstanding the lavish expenditure of millions of dol lars by the reactionary gang in that state in an effort to defeat it, and who have played him for the fool to the extent that he has taken up their side of the fight against the people, and he at the same time professing to be a Nonpartisan and a believer in the reforms for which the farm ers' movement stands. He said the people up tl.ere voted for the Nonpartisan League pro gram but did not get what they vot ed for. But he failed to tell why they had not got all they voted for. He made no reference to what ex tent the program had been put through and he very carefully avoid ed any explanation of the many in junctions brought against the farm ers program in North Dakota by tha gang of republican anarchists up there, and how practically the en tire movement was held up in tlie DON'T STAY AWAY FROM TIIio nii i.s Don't sl i\ away from (lie polls simply be, hum you failed to iv KistPr. "1 '.ii can in aiil bo sworn in n( jour polling place. Take atom \our wife and tlie whole t.'iiniis and sir (hut you nil put a cross in tlit ciivle at tin* (op of the Nonpartisan tjc kot. as indicated on llu sample Itullot elsewhere in litis issue. A cross at tlie top means a strafjilil ballot. The one cross is thai is necessary. Don't attempt any scratcliiii) for in tliis' Wiij you aiv likely to make a mistake and lose your vote. $k 1 VOTK'NIt STItAKillT supreme court of the United States for a year and a half awaiting de cision before anything could be done. He failed to explain that this was acconiplisehd by North Dakota poison ivy as part of their diaboli cal scheme to hamper and embar rass operations that these skunks knew all the time that they had no chanoe of a favorable decision by the court but did it merely to re tard- progress and to give themsel ves and their dupes, like Hall, a mis erable excuse to go before the peo ple preaching that old "I told you t-o" bunk. The supcrme court, of course, recently decided in favor of the farmers and now things up there are moving forward with ail possible haste. He did not say my thing about the millions of dollars saved the farmers of North Dakota as a direct result of the Nonpartisan League program during the past four years. No. this \vas too small an item. He didn't mention any thing about the state home building law, the soldier bonus (the greatest in the country), the grain grading and dockage law which alone has saved the farmers of that state mil lions of dollars, which had previous ly gone into the coffers of the grain speculator. ,He forgot to mention anything abont the $1,000,000 mill and elevator now in course of con struction at Grand Forks. He fail ed to make the slightest mention of the $20,000,000 to $30,000,000 on deposit in the Bank of North Da kota today, and all this and a great deal more being accomplished in the face of the most stubborn and law less opposition. Tom Hall made another mistake. He forgot to tell liiii• t'sJ..- audience that the Nonpar tisan League was not being oppos ed by North Dakota people, but by outside interests, the same gang of blood suckers that filched the poc kets of the farmers of that state for years and years until the con dition became unbearable and the farmers were forced to organize in self defense. It is because these same thieves are being deprived of their graft, and because they know that the only way they can ever hope to again get control is through I the elimination of the Nonpartisan League that that state is being I flooded with campaign dollars, hired I liars and well paid traitors. If it I is worth so much trouble and the expenditure of so many millions of dollars to the thieves, why isn't it worth a devil of a fight on the part of the farmers to keeep this gang out Really, it was good. Listening to Hall you might have thought North Dakota was buried somewehre in the South Sea Islands. He didn't (Continued on page 8) VOTE'ER STRAIGHT Registration Day Tuesday October 26! October 26 is Registration day. Men and women, attend to this mat- I ter. It will he necessary to register 011 October 26, or be compelled to swear in your vote November 2. •See that you are registered on :hat date and also see that your wife or husband does the same. Make your self elegible to help put the iinisli ing touches to the old machine. Register on October 26th so that you may vote on November 2. At your regular voting place. VOTE' EU STRAIGHT KTHODUST CHURCH SBKVK'ES October 24tli Evangelist Shapp of Minneapolis, who is holding revival meetings in Browns Valley, will conduct the morning services s.t 10:30, a. m. I All are invited. VOTE'ER STRAIGHT I TlllNITV LUTHERAN CHUIU'H I O. (•. Austin, I'astor I Morning service, 10:30 Sunday School, 11:30 English service at Norway church, 3:00: Junior Leag ue. 6:45 Senior League, 8:00. Visitors are welcome. VOTE'ER STRAIGHT The Brotherhood of American Yoemen will have their regular so cial meeting Wednesday night, Oct ober 27, with open installation of officers and childrens festival. Re freshments will be served. All mem bers come and have a good time. Regular business meeting second Wednesday of each month. Indians Make Good Progress Parker.—Among the numeroni delegates at the annua! ineetini of thu Presbyterian c.'urches of .4ou'h Dakota, which this week closed at Parker, were several Sioux Indians from west of the Missouri river, and from the legion in the northeastern part of the state, formerly known a the Sisseton reservation. These Indian delegates were of intelligent appearance, and .were modest and mild-mannered. To one who saw the savage and repulsive ancestors of these Indians 50 years ago. as was the case with C. K. Ilackett, a veteran newspaper man of South Dakota, the appearance of these delegates was a great inspira tion. Mr. Hackett said: "The christianizing of these In dians is a wonderful tribute to Chris tianity, to the sacrifice of the early missionaries and to the generosity of those who aided this missionary work with money and prayer. "Forty to 50 years ago, when Da kota was young, a large proportion of the Indian population was on the warpath. Murder and massacre were frequent. The Indians were savage as a class. Their hands were against the whites and the hands of the whites were against the In dians. "A few missionaries like Rev. Mr. Cook and the elder Williamson and Elder Riggs, came to Dakota, risk ed their lives in planting the gospel and leading the Indians to Chris tianity. The blanket, the tomahawk and the warpath were abandoned when these Indians embraced Chris tianity. Education scattered ignor ance and the nice modern Indian home succeeded the wondering tepes or dirt lodge." VOTE'ER STRAIGHT Jack the Clipper Attacks Aberdeen School Girl High Aberdeen.—Helen Becker, the 14-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Becker, was a victim of the first '"Jack-the-Clipper" exploit Aberdeen has experienced in some tine. The youtr irl. accompanied i,y two girl ipuniwas returning ti.1 her home u" or i-'tt nding a down town movie a few minutes before 9. She had almost, reached her home when a man suddenly stepped up be hind the girl and grasped the braid of heavy golden brown hair she wore down her back, and holding her head firmly, cut the braid at the nape of the neck. As soon as the man loosened his hold the girl turned and caught a. glimpse of a fleeing man of tall and thin stature, with a slicker coat and cap well pulled over his face, disap pear behind the houses facing the street. Her screams brought a number of neighbors to the scene and a hur ried search for the culprit was made but no trace found. The police were notified and every effort made to apprehend the man. Tn the back yard of the house near the happening the ribbon bow the girl wore iti lier hair was found and Mrs. Becker, mother of the girl, reports that the collar of her coat had been cut by the scissors. VOTE'ER STRAIGHT MEETS TRAGIC DEATH Parker.—Friends here have been advised that Marshall Ernstene, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Ernstene. formerly residents of Parker, was accidentally killed nea^ Nebraska City, Neb., by a companion while hunting. —VOTE'ER STRAIGHT— Tuesday, October 211 is registra tion day. Take all members of tl fxtnlly of I'litiiig BARLOW BOMBS SISSETON AND ROUTS ENEMY I iitfc and sec to It that you all register. This is im portant. BARLOW ARMY HITS SISSETON WITH I'ARADK OF ROOTEItS TWO MILES liONU Meeting Here Monday Night Will One of (he Crejitest of Its Kind Ever Held iu This Section There is a very noticeable lack .of enthusiasm in the ranks of the old gang since Barlow and his army were iu Sisseton. This lack of enthusiasm has tak en on the form of some strange ail ment that closely resembles sea sickness. The Republicans who had tho nerve to be present at the opening of the big roundup Monday evening, w«Sre all bubbling over with "inside stuff" and laughter when Barlow and the "hay seed" candidates be gan. But as the meeting progres sed, the smiles began to wane, the good Leaguers began to set up and show what they thought of this man Barlow and the League program and soon the color began to vanish from those who think that Pete Norbeck et al hold the divine right to a life time in the capitol cities of South Dakota and tho U. S. A. The Reps, had not fully recover ed from the harangue Hall bad dumped on their altar Saturday night, and it took a few minutea be fore they realized that Hall's argu ment took as well as spoiled milk. It was only a few minutes though. Barlow produced the goods on every point, and invited the crowd or any member of the whole audience to interrupt at any time when he seem ed to be deviating from the truth. No one interrupted, however. There was a string of cars fully two miles long when the procession entered the city. As the long trail of lights moved toward Sisseton, one could not help but realise th« intense enthusiasm, the whole heart edness of the great numbers of farm ers and townpeople who have enter ed the race to rid the state of tho present gang of professional politi cians. It was a great demonstra tion of the people's will to do away with the old machine, to put the League over the top on November 2. The long trail of cars arrived in Sisseton about seven o'clock. The Sisseton band played two selections at eight, and the speaking began immediately after. Mark P. Bates, Nonpartisan candidate for governor, was the first speaker. Mr. Bates, the clean cut looking man he is, was heartily cheered. C. W. Best, can didate for lieutenant governor,spoke on '},e necessity of a state owned bank. He discussed the subject a) length very thoroughly. Mr. De Lap, who is the Nonpartisan candi date for commissioner of school and public lauds, also gave a short talk. Barlow wound the meeting up so far as speaking was in order, and the large crowd remained throughout. On Tuesday morning, a long line of cars left for Ortley, Waubay and Webster. A short stop was mad'? in Ortley. and the crowds at Wau bay and Webster were about the same as the one here. It is reported that the crowd at Webster was even larger. From Webster they pro ceeded to Aberdeen, where a debate was to be pulled off between R. C. Johnson and Barlow. Up to going to press we have not learned whether Johnson had other engagements and could not be present for a clean ing. but the chances are a hundred (Continued on page 8) VOTE'ER STRAIGHT Four Attempt to Make a Getaway With Ford Car On Monday evening during the speaking, a notice was presented to Mr. Barlow which stated that a Ford car belonging to R. O. Gauper of Claire City had been stolen. No trace could be found of the offend ers. Tlie next morning it was learn ed that four boys of this city had taken the car and had gone through the Valley, and had run into a sand pile some distance on the other side of the town which overturned the, car and besides wrecking the ma chine, broke the leg of one of the boys. Their intentions are not known, but it would seem that they intend ed to make no short trip of it. The three boys who were not in jured were put in jail, and the other ijs 'recuperating from the injured leg at the Powell hospital. We knew something of this sort would happen and have called tho attention of the public to this car swiping practice that has been go ing on for sometime. Altho it is a severe one, boys who have enter tained any idea of maneuvers of this sort should remember that it is the finale of all such foolishness.