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PROTEST IS HELDINS.F. NONPARTISANS ENTER FIGHT IN SOO FALLS AGAINST WAGE CUT Sioux Falls, July 24.—Petitions tor a referendum against the cut in wages of city employes are being circulated today by a committee ap pointed last night at the auditorium during the meeting called by Thomas Ayers of the Nonpartisan League. The meeting was well attended and was addressed by Miss Alice Lor raine Daly and by Mr. Ayres. ''This matter is not merely of lo cal interest," Mr. Ayres declared, but is a part of a national movement to reduce wages and it is because of its broad scope and great seriousness that the Nonpartisan League is tak ing an interest in it. "There has been too much atten tion given to assuring interest on money invested and not enough to the human side of industry. People cannot expect efficient service from public employes if these employes are not properly paid. And, further, it has been shown that if a man is well fed, clothed and housed his tendency to be dishonest is greatly diminish ed." Six million persons are unemploy ed, hunger and undernourishment are widespread and no relief is being offered by the states or the federal government occording to Miss Dalj-. The Fifty Million Dollar Cattle 'Fad' From Pierre Capital Journal All kinds of propaganda circulars and great headlines in the newspa pers about 18 days ago told of the action of the government and the bankers uniting to provide $50,000, 000 to help out the farmer. Sound ed nice to the guys who loaf on the curbs in the cities, who don't know the difference between a corn shred der and a manure spreader. They might imagine that it wad a great thing for the farmer, but in reality the plan, if carried out to its full in tention, was a gigantic Joke. It was probably planned as a prelude to the musical attraction that has followed when the people are now notified that the government is N going to do nate a whole half billion dollars to the railroads for the cussedness and dereliction that the railroad man agers practiced during the war, a sum 10 times as great as that sug gested to help out the farmers of the entire nation. The sane and sensi ble citizens in the next election is certainly going to be placed in a dilemma. Democratic dtt|»licity and inefficiency followed by republican repacity and rankness is going to leave the voters stranded high and dry, so far as choosing between the two parties, one of which will in all probability succeed to control for another four years. It was to be expected and presumed that the Harding administration would have a hard road to travel, but we did not believe that the republicans would be quite so sloppy and unmindful of human interest as congress seems to be. Evidently the wealthy dic tators of government managers and control have lost all Interest in hu man welfare and success of the com mon citizen and are determined to impose an era of tax—the masses are left stranded like the straw of the wheat field after a hail storm which has pounded out the kernels of grain and left only a semblance or shadow of a grain field in its de structive weight. It mar be that the common people will continue to stand for this outrageous imposition oi|j humanity for many years, but we really doubt it. We firmly believe the time is not for distant when the people will insist and demand that the congressmen who go down to Washington pledge themselves to vote for complete government owner ship of transportation lines and gov ernment operation and distribution (Continued on Page 8) Nonparty Sweeps Alberta at Polls League Candidate!* Get 87 Out of •1 Seats in House. Winnipeg, Man., July 19.—Farm ers swept Alberta in the legislative elections yesterday, according to re turns today. Candidates sponsored by the Nonpartisan league obtained 37 out of 61 seats in the house* The Nonpartisan league of Canada was organized shortly after that of North Dakota under similar methods. It has a program largely identical with the National Nonpartisan league of the United States, although there is no affiliation of the Canadian and American organizations. Sheriff Baker Has Novel and Quite a Disagreeable Job George Minder came up from Wil mot Sunday, bringing with him a man who had been causing the citi zens of that little city some uneasi ness. For about a week he had been wandering about the fields ad jacent to town, and they had fears regarding his mental condition. So our sturdy sheriff took the fellow in hand. Questions revealed that he came from Illinois. Mr. Baker found his mental condition to be far ahead of his physical. The exterior of his body was as black as the soil of Wilmot could make it, and Mr. Baker isn't certain but what under lying layers covering his hide in stratas originally belonged in Illi nois. He was scampering with cooties and kindred vermin, and the officer procured a long handled brush, soap and water And started on the arduous task of converting the sucker into a respectable coyote. He succeeded in a manner which was surprising, and when arrayed in clean suit of clothes, we doubt if his pals would have recognized him. Mr. Baker then treated the fellow to a fine auto ride where he might obtain work. DeChon-Wazeka Wedding June 27 FORMER SISSETON BOY TAKES BRIDE HERE WEDNES DAY AFTERNOON Harry Judson De Chbn of Veblen, and Miss Rose Wazeka of deneseo, N. Dak., were married by Justice D. J. Prindiville at his residence, Wednesday afternoon, July 27, at 2 o'clock. Mrs. Anna frillestad and Miss Julia Hillestad, iof Sisseton, acted as witnesses. The groom was born in Sisseton about twenty-four years ago. He is a son of Albert De Chon, who was the first proprietor of the Central House, which was the second hotel built in Sisseton, the Steele hotel be ing the first. The Central House was erected by Louie Fairibault, but De Chon was the proprietor for sev eral years. The early school days of the groom were spent in the old Sisseton school house. The Standard offers Soru congratula tions and best wishes to the couple. LITTLE ROYY METS WITH PAINFUL ACCIDENT WHILE COASTING DOWN HILL Carl, the little two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Schench, met with an accident last Thursday* In company with a neighbor boy, he was coasting down a slope near his home. The cart was going at a very fast rate, and, as It neared the foot oj the grade, it Jumped the pavement, throwing Carl against a tractor which was standing there. He re ceived several scratches on his face and a severe cut on his forehead which necessitated the taking of five stitches bjr Dr. J. W. Powell. He is doing nicely- The employes at the court house enjoyed a picnic at Bonanza Thurs day evening. yeaVnd PASTOR HELPS OWN #1FE ELOPE AND TAKE CHILDREN BUT SHE BETU8NS They specifically provided that form of Government and I invite v.--- .h»M Earl Vernoy. «tarried man of Monticct!y Y, showered attention upon Mrs. Dwrye* wife of the pastor of did Church of Holiness there. So whew th^y- decided to elope the other. 4ay, it was the pastor himself who helped his wife to Vernoy's waiting automobile, and permitted her to t?1ce their two children. 9 and l£ |With her. When she hinted she «-aiucd the furniture too he was will* mg. Pastor Duryea said he thoug.it it better for her to go away with! another man than "to live in sin." But kindness had its reward. Attn? seven days ot absence the repentant elopers returned—ach being received into their respective household. a Billions for Big Business Not a Cent for World War Veterans On July 12, the United States in regular legislative session was proceeding with the discussion of the bill—"To provide adjusted com pensation" for the veterans of the~Wa£feWar. Without previous official announcement that the President was to come before the Senate and participate in its deliberations, the senior Senator from Massachusetts (Mr. Lodge) .moved the appoint ment of a committee of two, "to escort the President to the Senate." The motion carried. The committee was appointed. It immedi ately retired from the Senate Chamber and in a moment returned with the President. He they proceeded to deliver a speech in opposi tion to the passage of the pending bill. It was manifest that the whole affair had been arranged between the President and a few Senators, that he should be thus brought into the debate upon the bill to prevent its passage by the Senate. This proceeding was without authority under the Constitution and is supported by no precedent in the history of our Government. In the wisdom of the founders of this Republic it was deemed, vital to the preservation of our liberties that the executive power of the Government should be lodged with the President and that the legis lative power of the Government should be vested in the Congress. They provided that the President should have the right to give to Congress information on the state of the Union and RECOMMEND legislation to its consideration. But they were careful to withhold him from any express or implied authority to OPPOSE legislation in the making or to participate in the deliberations and debates of either House upon pending measures. lii3 ment of any law should be announced BY VETO. And they made his veto power effective to defeat a bill unless it should thereafter be pass ed over his veto by a two-thirds vote of each House! I, deem this act of President Harding so clearly in violation of the Constitution and so dangerous and the Constitutional provisions involved. Section I, Article I, tution of the United States provides: "All legislative power herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United Senate and House of Representatives." Section I, Article II, provides: "The Executive power shall be vested in the President of the United States of America." Section I, Aarticle III, provides: "The Judicial power of the United States shall be vested in one Supreme Court, and such inferior courts as the Con gress may from time to time ordain or establish." Section III, Article I, provides that the President "Shall from time to time OPPOSITION to the enact far reaching in its menace to our' attention of my readers States give to the of the Consti which shall consist of a to Congress information ot the state of the Union, and RECOMMEND to their con sideration such measures as he shall Judge necessary and expedient." This is all there is to be found in the Constitution touching the subject. The plain provisions of the Constitution require no authority to interpret their meaning or support my contention. But the President's act In thus intruding himself into the Senate debate to secure the defeat of a pending bill, and the Senate's pliant submission to this violation of the Constitution, warrants a brief ref erence to authority. Story on the Constitution, fifth edition, page 389, section 519, says: "in the Convention which framed the Constitution of the United States the FIRST resolution adopted by that body was that a national government ought to be establihsed con sisting of a supreme legislative. Judiciary and executive, and from that fundamental proposition sprungthe subsequent organisation of the Government ot the United States. It is therefore our duty to examine and consider the grounds on (Continued on Page Eight) KJ "V Want Henry Ford Boss of Railroads Fruit Growers Petition Harding to Place Auto Maker in Charge Hart, Mich., July 23.—A petition to President Harding asking that the railroads of the country be turned over to Henry Ford, the automobile manufacturer for operation signed by 400 fruit growers of Oceano coun ty was mailed to Washington today. The fruit growers, who allege in the petition that the present freight rates are taking most ot the profits on their crops, pointed out that Mr. Ford recently reduced freight rates on his railroad, the Detroit, Toledo and Ironton. Woman Leaps to] Her Death From FastMovingTrain Aberdeen, July 23.—An unknown middle-aged woman, Jumped from a west-bound train at Selby late last night and was instantly killed. In her possession was a ticket from Grand Rapids, Mich., to Seattle but no marks of identification were found. The cause for the rash act is not known as none of the passengers had visited with the woman, al though the theory is advanced that she was slightly demented. It is said by members ot the train crew that at a point about a mile west ot Selby the woman calmly walked to the smoking compartment of the car in which she was riding and walked over to the window and jumped. She was instantly killed and rolled down an embankment near the spot where she lit. The train was traveling at a higfh rate of speed. The body was placed'in the hands of the'coroner at Selby who is making an effort to locate relatives. Here's a Story by Our Friend Dennie There are a few people who know how to tell a story well. Our friend Dennie belongs to this class. You know instinctively when Dennie starts to tell you a story that it's go ing to be worth hearing, tand you settle yourself to listen. In the course of conversation the other day. he told us one which we want to give to you. We didn't know the party, but we don't doubt the veracity be cause we depend implicitly on Den nie's word. We were discussing the wonder of modern surgery and he was speaking of an article which ap peared recently in a magazine or daily or weekly to the effect that ain eye could be removed so dexterous ly and Inserted in the socket of a hitherto blind person with such pre cision that the erstwhile sightless one could see. We had read the) article, and had marveled. There followed Dennie's story. It seems that a very handsome fellow lost the sight of both eyes. A young lady who became acquainted with him was so kind to him that his heart filled with love for hev. The young lady In question had been slighted by the god's when they bestowed the gift of beauty, and was horribly plain, but possessed so beautiful a disposition that she resolved to sac rifice one of her eyes to her lover in order that he might see the beauties of the world. She accord ingly did so, and after the ordeal was over, and the lover saw the lady with her natural absence of beauty further marred by the loss of one optic he fled for the wilds and has not been een since. ,r ARRESTED FOR CONDUCTING DANCE WITHOUT LICENSE F. L. Shuler was arraigned before Justice Prindiville last Saturday on the charge of conducting a dance hall at Hartford Beach without a li cense, which is contrary to the laws of South Dakota. He plead guiltjr was sentenced to pay a fine of $6.00, together with the costs which brought the total suta to 17.00. On payment of the above amount he was discharged. CAPTOR IS SHOT WHILE OFF GUARD INDIAN DESPERADO TRADES LIFE FOR CIGARETTE TO'^" MAN HE HELD PRISONER Sioux Falls, July 25.—A desire to smoke a cigarette caused the death of "Cherry" Adams, a famous Cher okee Indian desperado and cattle and horse ••rustler" of the northwest. Adams, who was about forty years of age and had resided on the Sisse ton reservation in South Dakota un til few years ago, when he went to the Hardin district of Montana, was shot and killed by Claude Brock, a prominent rancher of the Hardin dis trict, Just after he had rolled a cigar ette for himself and while he was temporarily off his guard while hold ing Brock as a prisoner. Brock had missed five head ot horses from his pasture about twenty two miles north of Lodge (irass, and was out with officers and other men striving to run down the thieves when he accidentally ran upon the Cherokee Indian "rustler," and was covered and made captive by the In dian before he could draw his own gun. Brock was forced to accompany the Indian to the interior of a rough section of country, where he believed the Indian planned to kill him and secret his body, when Adams de cided he wanted to smoke a cigar ette. His prisoner stated he would also like a smoke and his captor passed over the tobacco pouch. Brock rolled a cigarette and placed it in his mouth, then reached into his overalls pocket as it to get a match. In the pocket was a small auto matic revolver of heavy calibre. This he grasped, slipped oft the safety with his thumb, and in the fraction of a second drew out the weapon and fired polntblank at the Indian, who toppled off his horse with a bul let through his heart. At the time captor and captive were riding abreast. Meanest Man at Large Attacks From Ambush It seema the meanest man was loose a few days ago, and on this, particular occasion made his ap pearance at the spring beside the main road Just this side of Browns Valley, when Carl Zacharias, a farm er living a few miles this side of tho Valley, stopped there to fill his radi ator on his way home. Carl reached the spring about four o'clock a. m. and as hla car was needing a drink, decided to fill 'er up and, while do ing so, a stranger stole from the bushes at the roadside, approached Carl from the rear and struck him a terrific blow on the back of the head. The blow was only sufficient to daze him and he soon regained control of himself and began mixing it with his assailant In earnest. In the midst of the tussle, however, Carl managed to land a sharp blow at the point ot the hobo's chin, which sent him spinning. He then sparng upon him and landed a few Dempsey body blows, which served to dampen the enthusiasm of his ad versary, who was all the time try ing to get his hands in his pockets, but Carl was successful in foiling him in this attempt also, and when. Zacharias had finished, his training partner was Just as quiet—didn't even move. However, in the second round of battle the hobo in some manner of inexcusable awkwardness, planted one ot his big hoofs In the vicinity of Carl's abdominal regions which, at this time, was developing a severe case of nausea, whereupon he decided to continue his Journey homeward After he had got only' a short dlstanoe up the road, hla victim raised upon hla elbow and, shook a threatening list in the direc tion of the retreating hero. We would suggest that people traveling along this part of the Valley road keep a keen eye out for fear^pf other attempts of like nature.