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JL KJ KJPJLJV (By Chester C. Piatt) Madison, Wis., Nov. S.—Wiscon sin Leaguers claim they have won the most tremendous victory in the bistory of the Nonpartisan League movement. The accumulators of great wealth, and all the powers of special privilege are better organiz ed here than in the other states where the League has been battling for the rights of the farmers and other workers. Wisconsin is a state about four times as large in popula tion and wealth as North Dakota. So ours was a big light, our oppon ents had everything to fight with, and we had nothing but handicaps, Only two dally papers in the state :and eight or 10 small weekly papers, supported the League candidates. And yet we have elected our gov ernor, lieutenant governor, and sec retary of state, by majorities of (from 125,000 to 250,000. Here are the actual figures. In 2,100 pre cincts out of 2.425, Blaine, Leag uer, lias 330,138 against 229,50!) for McCoy and 62,918 for Coleman. Leaguers Par Ahead Here are the figuers on the other candidates: Comings, League candidate for lieutenant governor in 1,404 pre cincts thus far tabulated has 261. 483 against 57,755 for Kliost. On secretary of state 1,452 pre cincts give Hall the League candi date 273.241 against 77,307 for Sil rerthcrn. SWEEPING VICTORY IS SCORED BY THE LEAGUE FORCES IN"WISCONSIN FIVE Ol'T OK SEVEN CONGRESS MKN WERE ELECTED IIY THE NONI'.UtTISON LE.UilE UK SIDES ALL OP THE MAIN STATU Ol'I'CEliS—MAJ ORIT1ES ARK GREAT the remit lias dared to hope V'e o\v» o«r liberty lnrpely to th» -rip rower of LaFollolte's name and to the impress which his career and hy? teachings have made upon (tie e'c-cl urate of I he state. Put it most he remembered that the forces reaction have had control of state government, including all the state department for six years. We had te overcome all tlife influences of *tnte patronage. There is good reason to hope tha' we may control the legislature to an extent enabling us to put thru at least a good part of our program of legislative reform as outlined in the League platform. The huge major ity for Blaine, who stated again and Again that he stood squarely with both feet upon the League platform, eonnril fail to have influence with the next legislature. Efforts will be made to secure concurrent resolu tions submitting a constitutional amendment for the initiative and referendum and recall. Adopt licnjtHe Platform The regular Republican platform en which the new senators and as semblymen have been elected con tains several important planks lifted from the League platform and re written. A ropdjustment. of our tax System was demanded, as well as increases of the income tax on larg er incomes and a reasonable exemp tion from taxation of improvements to promote home building and home •wnership. The League indorsed only Railways This shows a majority of 100,629 shop and maintenance employes' with 325 precincts, nearly one-eigh- unions and the companies pending lb of the state yet to be heard from and sections where the League is strong. All the cities and towns have been heard from. Etrrs were thrown at the League free-love and bolshev.st were thrown at us as from epei! •pit he mr-ch puns and confident of winnin? been more than we for. ceven candidate for the state senate and 18 out of 100 candidates for the as sembly. Seventeen of the indorsed candidates for fhe assembly were elected, but. a number of those who will compose the next legislature are distinctly progressive and can be de tended upon to stand with the gov ernor for many needed reforms. The League Indorsed seven con gressional candidates and the foi tewing have been elected. Allen Cooper In the First district fcr 17,000 majority' Edward Volfht IB the Second district by 13,000 ma (Contlnued on Ph« 8) on Unions AWARD WORK TO PRIVATE BIDDERS TO EVADE ESCH CLTOMINS ACT (By Laurence Todd) Staff Cor. for Federated Press Washington, Nov. 9.—Railroad managers are now engaged in a dem onstration of their ability to evade labor provisions of the Esch-Cum mins act, with the probable result that, a strike will be forced upon 2,000, 000 railroad workers. The transportation act continued the national agreement between the the settlement of new conditions by the railroad labor board. The Penn sylvania, the Erie, the New York Centra!, the Wabash, the Seaboard Air Line and numerous other trunk lines in all parts of the country have begun to let their shop work to sep arate corporations, or even to incor porate (heir own shop departments as separate companies, as a means of escaping the necessity of dealing directly and peacefully with union labor Many thousands of men have been dismissed from the railroad shops, according to information received by union officials here, while con tracts for shop work have been dis- while we were tribmed among private concerns in (Continued on Page8)' Things You Don't. Read About in ihe Corporation Press Real estate sales are at low ebb, and this is known as one of the best pities for the land shark. This branch of business kept booming the past ten years until it reached its highest proportions early this year with 'every man working full time and many paying in on lots bought outride of the city limits. Now it is practically at a standstill with many out of work trying frant ically to disoose of their holdings that they may barter the proceeds for bread. Tn one union foundry six out of a crew of 300 in normal times are working. Machine shop hands are being laid off rapidly. The Packard Motor factory is reported to bo working two and three days a week. At the same time hundreds are be ing hired at a reduced wage. Detroit, Mich.—More than one sign reflects the depression due to which tens of thousands of men are death away, hour by hoar being laid off in the city. The over because crowded down town streets are one thing thousands of "for rent" pla cards aad the reduction of room rent also a fair indication of the state of flairs. Added to this is the increase in army enlistments reported by the recruiting officers. Banks have tightened up on cred its and the small business man is facing the tight pinch which threat ens to reduce liim to the ranks of the wage workers. Everywhere there is the feeling of uneasiness which comes of uncertainty as re gards a livelihood. These are facts which the dally papers fail to mention. On the con trary, frequent denials are made by leading employers of these "rumors" with a hidden admission here and there of an unemployment crisis tucked away ao that only the train ed observer can get the drift. 7 "pr "IT WlJ! JL^JII, Wbeat Cheaper Than Hog Feed "i Facts Brot Home You all know Elmer Eddy who farms in Bossko township. A few days ago Mr. Eddy hauled in a load of wheat. The net weight of the wheat and screenings was 3790 pounds. The total bushels were 54. I 1 His load was docked 9 bushels and 10 pounds. He received $1.63 per bpshel which netted him $88. Now if Mr. Eddy had ground his wheat and wild oats together and had sold it at the price of bran, he would have received $98.54 or $10. 54 more than he received selling It for wheat. This is an understand able explanation of how wheat is cheaper than ordinary hog feed, and shows that a stae-owned mill could make profits now even by buying wheat and selling it for hog feed. And still some of you contend that the farmers of the Northwest havi no right-to organize politically. In the face of such facts, he has a per fect right, it would seem, to organ ize in any way that would seem Mke ly to ward off the sure death with which he is threatened. Commits Suicide by Taking Dose of Carbolic Acid The News received a telephone call Wednesday morning stating that Alf. Billett had committed sui cide by taking carbolic acid at Me home in Wapheton, where he had been living with his family since last spring. Alf Billett had the name of being a good worker by his employers but in managing his own affairs he was not asuccess. and growing despond ent, he kills himself, leaving a wife-: and several small children. Mrs. Billett is a daughter of Mr. I and Mrs. Louie Voeltz, a farmers living near Fairmount, who went to Wapheton to look after their daugh fer and make arrangements for the funeral.—Fairmount News. ,TO! THE m:n CROSS FOR THE BABIFS of America who heed care. FOR THE MOTHERS who do lint know how to care for themselves or their babies. FOR THE SOLDIERS BOYS in hospitals, who are legless, armless, or sightless for the boys who are slowly coining back from shell shock, and those who are fighting FROM GRATITUDr your boy came back. FOR REMEMBRANCE who would have you join. SISSETON, SOUTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY, NOVHW JER 12, 1920 1 of one FOR LOVE OF MANKIND which the Red Cross serves. OUT OF PRIDE in the work done by this American institution. Will you bear this in mind and be ready with your membership fee of one dollar when the solicitor for the Red Cross comes to your home or office. Red Cross membership drive be gins November 11. M. E. Spackman, chairman Membership Drive. Sisseton. 4 th Indian Stumbles and Gun Blows Off Side of Face Peever, Nov. 8.—The first victim of the hunting season in this vicini ty was Frank Harris, a Sisseton and Wahpeton Indian, who died as the result of a hunting accident. He stumbled and fell and his shot gun was discharged in such a man ner as to tear away the left side of his face. Tremors in So. Dak. Sioux Falls, Nov. 8.—A slight earthquake shock occurred at Mad ison, forty miles north of here,about 4 a. m. today, says a report from there, which declares people were awakened by the tremors. No prop erty damage haa been reported. MAKE THE L. B. LEGAL TENDER TO PAY DEBT THAT IS WHAT "FARMER llltOWN" PROPOSES AND HE (JIVES SOME REASONS Farge Courier News—Make the Liberty Bonds legal tender and thus pay off $24,000,000,000 of war debts and relieve the money shortage as if by a strike of the pen, is the ad vice of James G. Brown of Fargo, familiarly known as Farmer Brown. "They have made notes issued by the federal reserve banks legal ten der and that paper certainly is not backed by as good security as the Liberty bonds," said Mr, Brown, ''The federal reserve bank notes are only secured by commercial paper issued by firms and individuals. Why then, should not the notes issued by the government and backed by all the resources of this mighty nation be made legal tender as well. "They are allowing our bank to issue notes and put into circulation as legal tender. Why should not our governemnt have the same right? There are billions tied up in Liberty bonds. By making them legal tender worth 100 cents on the dollar, this vast amount, of money would get into circulation, the gov ernment would have paid off a large war debt and millions of dollars in interest would be saved. Think what tremendous buying power is represented in these Liberty bonds!" Mr. Brown also said that the ad vice given the farmers to hold their wheat is good. "The farmers ought to hold their wheat until they get a price that will at least cover the cost of production.', said ho. "What are our shoe manufacturers doing now when there is a slump in the shoe trade? And our automobile manu facturers? Are they cutting down ihe prices and selling their products below the cost of production? Noi. so you can notice it. Wliat Manufacturers Do "But this is what they do. They close their factories until the de mand shall have caught up with and exceeded the supply. Then they will begin manufacturing again and I charge the price that affords a good I profit. ''That's business. It's got to be come fanning, too. If the farmer cannot get justice in any other way he must adopt the business man's tactics. If the farmers of North Da kota decide to cut down their wheat, acreage one-third next year they will likely be in a position to demand a profitable price next fall. Must Rid of Discrimination "But, really, what the farmers ought to do is to go to Washington and demand legislation that will cut out the discrimination that now ex ists in the grain trade against the farmer. Unless present inequitable conditions are remedied agriculture fnces complete ruin in this country. The farmer must act if our country is to be saved." Hospital Notes Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dempsey a son, Sunday November 7. P.orn, to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Laing a daughter, Monday November 8. Wm.^Krone was operated on for ruptured appendix Friday at the Powell hospital. Mrs. Anna Nelson of Peever was operated on Monday at the Powell hospital for gall stone. O. G. Ellistad, who was caught in a corn shredder, and whose hand was torn off as a result, was treated at the Powell hospital and is getting along as well as can be expected. Mrs. C. Aadland underwent an operation for chronic appendicitis at the Powell hospital Thursday. Chet Cooper underwent, an oper ation for chronic appendicitis Tues day at the Powell hoapital. Mass Meeting of Stockholders Set Jor Sat., Nov. 13 The stockholders of the Roberts County Press Inc., are earnestly requested to be present, at a meeting to be held at the court house next Saturday, Nov. 13. A meeting of the stockholders was called for last Saturday, but owing to the short, notice given a great majority were not informed and, as a result, there were only a few present. But it was decided to hold the meeting this coming Saturday, and notices have been sent to all those holding stock in the company, requesting that they be present at this time. It is also urged that each stockholder bring with him Just as many of his neighbors and acquaintances as he possibly can, for it should be remem bered that this is not going to be an exclusive stockholders' meeting, hut it is to be in the form of a mass meeting of the farmers of this part of the county. We will have Mr. A. F. Lockhart with us to addreRS the meeting, and we know he will have something of real interest to tell yon. He was present at the meeting last Saturday and gave a splendid talk. The only unfortu nate part of it was that there were not a thousand farmers there to hear him, for he delivered an ad dress that was really an inspiration and full of good, sound, convincing argument. Don't fail to hear hint Saturday. There are matters of grave im portance to come before the meeting Saturday, and it is sincerely hoped that all stockholders will do their utmost to make the meeting a suc cess. We want to make it a real stockholders mass meeting, and if you will wime yourself and bring along at least one friend there will be no need for excuses afterward. Don't forget the date and place-— court house, Saturday, Nov. 13. Armistice Day is Observed With" a Demonstration The Armistice Day program given by the American Legion yesterday was a complete success, altho 111" cold and unsettled weather pre vented many from attending who would have enjoyed taking part. The parade was especially good. A good many soldiers turned out in uniform, and together with the Sis seton and Wilmot bands, forming one large band, made the column lang and impressive. The column was formed in front of the Woodman hall at 2:30 o'clock, and paraded the main street as far as Sliindler Bros, and Thompson's hardware stores, from where it did a left turn to the school house. The program at the school auditorium opened ^vith a selection by the amal gamated bands. Mayor Bunde act ed as the chairman, and introduced the speakers fittingly. Rer. Cuniff was the first speaker, and gave a very interesting talk on the neces sity of instilling in the hearts of the people ef the world the message of love. "Unit! this is done," he said, "we shall continue to have wars." Commander Raisch of Sioux Falls made a long address explaining the soldier mind. He mentioned many of t.he traits of a soldier, and un doubtedly solved a good deal of the mystery that has been attached to the returning of a soldier from com batant service. He explained the I purpose of the American Legion at length, and brought his explanation to a cliftiax by exhibiting the Stars and Stripes as the most forceful ex ponent of what the Legion stands for. He also analyzed the disloyal ists of the country, and submitted arguments purporting to show the causes and classes of them. A girls octette rendered a selec tion, which was much appreciated. The audience sang the Star Spang led Banner at the close and were accompanied by the band. The auditorium was filled to ca pacity, many of whom were ex-ser vice men. No. 21 LABOR MEN OWN THEIR OWN BANK FIRST ONE LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEERS RIG CO-OPERATIVE ENTERPRISE IN Cleveland, Ohio.—Labor's first bank will open its doors here Mon day. The bank will be known as the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engin eers Co-operative National bank.and is capitalized at $1,000,000 with a surplus of $100,000 fully paid In. Its stockholders are members of the brotherhood exclusively and all officers except one vice president who also acts as manager, are chos en among the officers of the brother hood. Despite the fact that dividends upon the stock are limited to 10 per cent, the stock has been oversub scribed by more than $300,000. "What is the purpose of the bank" was asked of Warren S. Stone, vet eran president of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. "We shall seek to serve the cause of the working people," the leader of the engineers replied. "At our institution working people may ob tain loans and invest their savings. In addition, they will receive hearty co-operation from officials and em ployes of the bank in their financial affairs." Strong Security Afforded "Why did yuo decide upon a na tional charter for your institution?" Mr. Stone was asked. "Because of greater security afford ed under federal statutes," was the answer. "Labor enterprises must be absolutely sound." The bank will do a general com mercial, savings and trust business. Not only is the new venture la bor's first bank in the entire world, but so far as records disclose, it is the first co-operative bank ever or ganized in the United States, al though there.are many such in vari ous sections of Europe. "Socialism" Here and Elsewhere Beca'i'i'se the farmers of the north west. want state owned grain eleva tors they have been denounced an socialists, bolsheviks and free-lov ers. But ill New York state big busi ness wants state owned terminal elevators, and it is perfectly all right. New York is a grain buying and grain shipping state, rather than a grain raising state, and the advan tages of having terminal elevators, built and run at cost would redound greatly to the advantage of the mem bers of the New York Produce Ex change. By means of these publicly owned elevators New York expects to re tain a big grain shipping business even after the Great Lakes-to-the sea route is opened for ocean going ships. The Produce Exchange men and the NewYork railroads are fighting the project for the deep waterway up the Lakes. But anticipating de feat, they are gofng ahead with the state ownership of elevators in order to nullify in a degree the effect of the new waterway. One state owned elevator is to be constructed at Oswego on Lake Ontario and the other in Brooklyn. About $1,000,000 is to be spent for the Oswego elevator and about $2. 500,000 for the one in Brooklyn. The sum of $775,000 has already been appropriated by the legislature. The big daily newspapers in New York which are bitter against the socialistic schemes of the farmers of the northwest are very sweet for the socialistic scheme of the grain dealers of the New ork Produce Ex change.—Madison Capital-Times. We are all of us Imaginative la aome form or other, for Images are the brood of desire.—George Bitot. X, i1'i'