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Jhrtered at Ik* wuhim *t StoMton, »v DtWU second «Um aattar. HBO f«r yenr Fanip AAaniiiiii RcpmntitWr AMBIMCAH PRESS ASSOCIATION SHOWS EM UP In reply to the recent statement Made hy Norman II. Davis, under secretary of state, regarding Rus sian conditions, the New Yoik Amer ican of Feb.-.mv 24 carries the fol lowing editorial: Before our intelligence was drugged with pi'opapanda, no one would have da.-e to tell a commit tee of tho sr-ni'la. for t]?( purpose •f circulating it through the coun try. that a re 1 occupying ne aixth of the drv m-id of tli-i earth, practically unc-jploited by man with mineral resources and wealth of anable soil beyond anything now left in the world, was an '•ocopomic void." If it were our own Kf^at wo«t af ter the civil war, practically void to people to develope the land, still Russia could be no more an "ocon •mic void" than was our west. If there were not a soul in Russia, ker enornvous tracts of timber whose Sisseton If' $ £.• ic* Pv: ,,w' f, .1 £&?#. A Ml'- GEO. [onager tmmi natural increase every year Is suf ficient to take care of the world's use of timber, the wealth of min erals in her mountains, the fish in her mighty rivers, the fertility of that vast belt of black soil which stretches across the great Russian Empire, more alluvial than any thing we have in America, and the capacity of her great plains to sup port cattle, make ot Russia an im mense space as opposite from "void" a sa solid substance can bo. Hut when you add to this enor mous natural wealth the presence upon the soil of nearly two hundred millions of the white race, vigorous, virile, industrious, good-natured and capable of discipline, needing only leadership, experts and techn'. licians, and desiring them, yon have the Russian Empire a potentiality for redeeming a prostrate white world that was never given by na ture to civilization in any other per iod of human history with which we are acquainted. Tlyj nonchalance with which these cheap little nobodies from the state department tell the American peo ple such obvious nonsense as this, that Russia is an "economic void" is past all understanding. Today many of our factories are closed and thousands of American workmen out. of employment. The THE NEW Coats, Suits and will be here for Saturday, March 5th. This ready to-wear comes direct from New York, the fashion center of America. The styles will be the very lat est shown anywhere in the country. Prices will be much lower than you have been pay ing for some years for this quality of merchandise.* Whether you wish to buy or not you can not af ford to miss this opportunity to post upon new styles. STAVIG BROS. Canned Goods at Less Than Town Prides! Fort Snefling, Gopher, Moccasin arid Del Monte brands are reliable and good enough for the most fas tidious. Try them and be convinced. Convinced—you are satisfied. We want you to be satisfied. "'V Fldur, Sugar, Dried Fruits, Etc. at money-saving prices Your butter and eggs are as good as cask,—BRING THEM UERE In im great agricultural sections the country are suffering as tliey have not suffered in twenty ycari. Open ing or trade with Russia would be a start toward better times, We were threatened witt" panic in IV14, and a very slight Increase of trade with France and Krglaud on account of war ordterg saved us from a panic then. Trade wRh Rus sia ooald soon be ten times greater than the war orders ot England and Prance In 1914. Peace in Russia and th^ turnip lion ot trade relations th her would have as beneficial nu effect upon American prosperity a the op ening up of our own, great aided British industry and gavs ngland an impetus of prosperity the mid-Victorian period. THE TWO VICES Thomas R. Marshall bi'i-.'ie Vice President of the United Hi.ii.es be cause he had made a goi-d govern or for Indiana. Calvin Coolidge was el President of the United cause he made a good go Massachusetts. Rosiholt .• 1 Ii: S18SET0N WEEKLY STANDARD I Dresses Vice ates be nior for Indiana and Massachus r.s both have distinctive claims fr- great ness, and so have their twi sons. It is doubtful whether Mr. Mar shall was appreciated as h. should '§m: loilding have been, outside of lndi.v. ,* sud "Washington. He is a fir.o. suvus man. at short range, but somo peo ple seem to think ho did no'. car ry far." In all probability Calvin Coohdst had a poorer start than his prede cessor. As a matter of fact ho was almost a local celebrity until the police strike in Roston: and then he shot out like a rocket into sen era! view. He hasn't the geniality of Marshall, and he is not apt t" "mix" as pleasantly as the man from Indiana. Roth Vices are meritable Vices, and if Vice Coolidge evinces unusu al ability and is promoted for it. he will be more fortunate than Vice Who diirin? .•» financing this enterprise, when the (juriui, \iarshaii. goes out of otfice There are women teachers, there are women preachers, and dames there are who plow and till the soil medicine and pilfs. Some are fighting (household slighting) some are making brew in home-made stills. headed for the law business in In- current «ouid pay interest diana—hack to the starting place, land provide sinking fund, besides Some of the worrying that is done I a surplus to reduce taxes. about "what will we do with our ex-presidents" should be trans- I fcrred to the ex-Vices. They usually need encouragement, as their salar I ies are small, and their futures us ually blank. 0 there are women smokers, there are .. ... ... that these power sites will be pre wonier: a a a sen ted to private interests and that males who toil. I Women have the ballot, women officers to insure that private greed wield the mallet, women dole out Hut you'll have to hand it to the female bandit who held up a man the other day. When she'd got his dough, sir, she increased his woe sir, for she kissed him ere he got I away. I o—— are pure "stand-offs," have been I be necessary given by members of congress. It The League is evident that it is not the inten- to get tion of congress to put through this legislation. Presumably the oppos ing forces are strong enough to tire out the champions of these bills and they a relying on the hope that as time goes on pressure back of the bills will become less and less. 0 •,• FROM THE OUTSDE The general disposition to regard the business crisis in North Dakota as a result of wild-cat financing by leaders of the Nonpartisan League is at 'least a little exaggerated. North Dakota would be in a bad way just now, no matter what party was in power and even though the grain buyers and bankers of Minneapolis were free, as of old, to dictate rates and prices, to the wheat-growing farmers. Probably the State would not be so deeply shaken as at pres ent wKh the old regime function ing, but it remains true beyond doubt that the basic reason for the crisis which may close 200 banks are the fall in the market price of Wheat, business depression through out the country, and the natural enmity of former Controlling inter ests toward the Townley-Lemke group. Over large. areaB of North Dako ta farms are being deserted, land has depreciated 50 per cent in value and the renters or owners who stick to the soil have been unable to sell last year's crop for enough to capitalise next season's opera tions or even to. meet the cost of production. Floods of notes con tracted to put in the 1920 crop are past due, with nothing in sight to pay them. The pro-American, an tl-Townley" critics have excellent destructi/e arguments but ho con structive proposition to bring for ward. The Original objects of the Non partisan Leigue, the establishment of direct-selling channels and of State credit for w&eat farmers, rep resenting an experiment al! collec tive capitalism for which. In the circumstances, there was much 'to be said. In normal times these ob jects might have worked well. But the State depend* lor its prosperity on a single indu|try, and the tem porary collapse of that Industry spells trouble for all concerned New York World. A BETTOR AMGIilCA A series of illustrated lectures by "Newell Dwight Hilles," will be giv en in the auditorium of the high school each Monday evening, the first lecture. Monday, Inarch 7 at S p. a. These lectures are. given free to all bjr the Ed Otto Post No. 30, American Legion, as a means of ed ucating our people in the great plan of Americanliatien and secured through the conrteay ot the Y. M. C. A. aduca'.iowl dapartiuMt. About Hydro EleetricRower For six years Norbeck A Co. promised us to bring into use the 'wasted flow of the Missouri river the M: hv.ittk:v railroad stood ready to take a !argt: portion of the cur I rent developed near Mobridge and the profiteer added to the price of coal South Dakota is listed with no bonded debt. The state was expected I hv its people to lend its credit to W hat were put off with excuses investigation and care was nec- essary. then when no excuse is left, the legislature refuses to act or to permit the people to even vote on any proposition connected with hy dry-electric power. Are we not jus tified in believing the republican party deliberate liars? p-s Is it not rea.-ionaMe to expect next I enough ot the legislators and stat" shall oontvol in wars Mocks SOLIER BONUS GOES OVER. to the state constitution applicable The congress will adjourn with- I to such a case, calling for the build out passing the soldiers bonus bill I ing of a power dam at Mobridge to and various reasons, most of which cost $25,000,000 -Aili come home with 0f trtnibles stork in the company btr t0Ile( secure in an inner pocket? What else i-i there to expect? His tory gives many such cases! I voted tin-, republican ticket ex pecting to :te'i public ownership in augurated 'lcwly and sanely and 1 am one of thousands who fee! wronged. I I now call on the Nonpartisan I League to prepare a law. agreeable 01 so much as may less than that sum to use its machinery signatures to this and simi lar laws, so that these things may become vital issues to each voter directly. I am well aware that these things can't be got on t.he ballot until 1624, but any other course means we nev er will get them. What is your League good for anyway? If you want my vote and thousands of other disgusted repub licans, here is your way to get them, also to hold the League together and provide campaign issues that will be of gisat use in making is sues clear. Delay and your opportunity to se cure clicap power and to lesb'vi taxe^ is ,.tMie for«vur. EX-RFPUBLiCAN Committee Takes Up Work on New Presbyterian Ch. A building committee consisting of Wm. Swedlund, W. F. Carlberg, P. M. Richert, J. W. Barrington, S. K. Olberg, H. L. Spackman and H. S. Morris, has began work toward the erection of a new Presbyterian church. The building will be around $30, 000, all of which has been raised within the Presbyterian congrega tion. Such a church will not only be of real use to these people but a thing of beauty and honor to our city. Miss Iona Satre, who was sick all last week, was unable to participate In the basket ball game Friday even ing. v.. FARMERS, ATTENTION! Sell your grain to your own elevator. Buy your flour, feed, twine, coal coffee. The elector is run on a pro-rata baais. elevator makes money, this over. We appreciate your business. New Effington Couple Married Daniel #uffe and Miss Lillian* Greenlund of New Effington, were united in marriage by udge D. Prindiville, at his office. The bride is well known in Sisseton, having spent a great part of her time here for number of years. She has many warm friends in and around our citv who admire her for her affable dis position and pleasant manner. The groom, also, has many warm friends here, although he is not well known among us as the bride. They were attended by Emmet CuflV and Miss Edith Gunderson. The Standard joins in wishing Mi ami Mrs. Cuft'e a peaceful and pros perous journey Ithrough life. COST OK LIGHTING THK FARM HOM| K. L. I'atty, extension engineer of Hrookings gives the following fig ures as the cost of lighting farm homes. Notice the comparisons. The figures include eveiy cost, interest on money invested, cost of upkeep, fuel etc. Cost Per Year Candle $114.00 Kerosene (flat flame)_ 40.00 Kerosene (mantle) 31.00 (Jasoline system 38.00 Acetylene plant (bare flame) 103.00 Acetylene plant (man tie) 72.00 Hlaw (las 28.00 Public service electric, 47.00 Low voltage electric, private plant 95.00 KO IlK It'IS t'Ol'NTV TO HAVE S.VliK PAVILION AM) CO. K.\IIi At the meeting of the Breeders Association a movement was start ed to build a sale pavilion. The plan is to locate the sale pavilion in a location which can be developed in to a fair. Articles of incorporation were drawn up and stock subscribed at the meeting to the amount of $2500, The name of the corpora tion is to be the Roberts County Sales and Fair Association. O. R. Aney, A. O. Torvik, T. C. Mannes, W. S. Rath, C. R. Jorgenson, Paul Trelstad and J. M. Hanson, N. C. Klein was fleeted secretary-treas. OAKD OP THANKS We wish to express our sincere thanks lo all the friends who in any way b-'ped to IK!.ten our sorrow in tiie illness and death of our be- ,oved boy. Especially do we wish to thank the Ladies' Aid for the beau tiful flowers. Co-Oparative Try Our Classified Ads Onee c- I- ., ••.-... Mr. and Mrs. George Stainson Charlie McGee came up from Mil bank Monday evening to visit his mother at the home of his brother Jim. Presbyterian Church Sealed bids wil be received by the undersigned at his office up to and including March 15, 1921. Rights Reserved to reject any and all bids. 2t Wm. Swedlund, Trustee FARMERS! Are your cows making you the most money? if not try the Sisseton Creamery, WE PAY 45c for butterfat. W. J. Buchmiller prop. If the will. Tliink you VJ •. '/.