TIRES and TUBES
J. A. Hopkins
vi^We are in receipt of the following
letter from Mr. J. A. H. Hopkins,
chairman ofth| Committee of
whioh'takes up the mater of circum
stantial evidence and capital puiii.l'
went concerning the case of th» two
lain i- organizers. Sacco and
ti recently couvicied of the lvu.'dor
of the paymaster rnd guard employ
ed by the SU'e- rnd Mirrill Saoe
company at South Kraintree. Mass.
Believing, with Mr. Hopkins, that
capital puishment is a bin upon our
civilization, and shouM be wiped
from the statute books of eveiv
state in the union, and that convic
tions should never be allowed on
circumstantial evidence, we are glad
to give the letter space. This letter
was published last week in the New
York Globe and New York Call. It
The conviction of the labor or
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murder of the paymaster and guard
employed by the Slater and Morrill
Shoe Company at South Braintree,
Mass., on April 15, brings before the
public in striking form the danger
of circumstantial evidenceuand the
brutality of our capital ppftshnient
laws. No one of course except Sac
co and Vanzetti themselves know
whether they are guilty or not. They
have both protested their innocence
earnestly and apparently sincerely.
The evidence against them is entirely
of a circumstantial nature, and in
many respects of the flimsiest char
The public prosecutor, in his
charge to the jury, was several
times called to account for mis-state
ment of facts, which he was forced
to admit. The character of the pri
soners was attacked on various
grounds entirely foreign to the
crime with which they were charg
ed. The fact that they were labor
organizers, their alleged war record,
their foreign birth, and many other
extraneous matters were stressed
very forcibly, and while Judge
Thayer properly charged the Jury
to disregard any evidence in relation
to these matters it is impossible to
imagine, human nature being as it
is, that the Jury was not influenced.
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In any event, the men were con
victed of a capital crime, and un
less their appeal is granted will go
to the electric chair, on evidence of
an entirely circumstantial nature.
Time and again the weakness of cir
cumstantial evidence has been dem
onstrated. Hardly a day passes that
will lead to this result. If so their
misleading character of circum
stantial evidence, even in regard to
the little things of life and it is a
disgrace to our civilization that con
victions should be allowed on evi
dence of this character. It may be
true that direct evidence is frequent
ly unavailable, but we should do
well to remember the admonition
that it is better for ninety-nine
guilty men to escape than it is to
punish one innocent individual. Hu
manity has forgotten this admoni
tion. The spirit of it has almost en
tirely disappeared from our legal
processes, and the hardening effect
of this gradual drift is bad for us
Capital punishment, moreover, is
a relic of barbarism. It is contrary
to all the ethics of Christianity. It
is contrary to the legal principle that
restitution should be made for legal
mistakes—for there is no possible
reparation after the electric chair
has done its work—and it has been
conclusively proved that it is con
trary to the best Interests of society.
Furthermore, so long as we admit
the legal principle that a man has'
no power over his own life we can
not honestly contend that society
has the right to take the lives of
others. Capital punishment is a blot
upon our civilization and a disgrace
to our vaunted Christianity and hu
manity. It should be wiped off the
statute books of every state in the
Perhaps the effort to save Sacco
and Vanzetti from the electric chair
will lead to this result. If so their
suffering and the agony of their
families will not have been In vain.
In any event, it is to be hoped that
the most strenuous effort will be
made to bring about a reversal of
the verdict against them, and that
all those who have a sense of Jus
tice in their souls will lend their sup
port to thi effort.
Very truly yours
(Signed) J. A. Hopkins.
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Holmberg and Johnson finished
shock threshing for Alfred Ingval
Steen Saturday. The macaroni
wheat went sixteen bushels to the
Ed Lunde, Clyde Barry's separa
tor man, and Harry Davis came out
to Paul Steen's with their machine.
They were only allowed two days at
this place, but finished in a day aud
The heavy rain 7-uesday afternoon
put a stop to threshing in this por
tion of the township.
Harold Herigstod of Long Hollow
is helping Nels Holmberg thruugli
Gust Nelson and son ludwin are
threshing for Herman Ran.
Hartwick Hagen has -started
threshing on his father's place.
Paul Siewert and Ed Strube are
threshing on the Siewert farm.
During the heavy rain and wind
Tuesday noon at Nels Holmberg's.
the wind lifted a rack loaded with
bundles off of H. Albert Otto's
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man told the commission. "We are
reeking with wealth on every hand
we stumble over it. This country has
more wealth than any nation has
ever had in the world. We have a
plethora of wealth and yet we are
going broke surrounded by wealth.
If we could let some of this wealth
go out we would be like a man whose
blood is too rich and who had par
alysis, and it would be a Jolly good
thing if we could thin our blood a
"What we need is a market. Noth
thing will save us except a market
for our surplus products. If we
could send Europe a billion dollars
today we would be better off—a bil
lion dollars of agricultural products.
That would strengthen us and the
money when received In return
would be like so much velvet."
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PROPOSAL FOR I1US FOR BUIjil).
ING A XEW SCHOOL HOUSE
State of South Dakota. County of
Easter Township School District.
Sealed bids will be received by the
school board of Easter Township
school district, Roberts county, S.
D., for building and furnishing
school building in said district, in
accordance with .plans and specifica
tions to be furnished by said school
board, which plans and specifica
tions may be examnied at the clerli'E
office. Easter Township. Contractor
to furnish everything.
The privilege to reject anv or all
bids is hereby reserved.
Bids will be opend at two o'clock,
p.m., Wednesday. August 10th.l92l.
Dated this 23 day of July, 1921.
Elmer Currence. Clerk of
Easter Twp. School Board.
Notice is hereby given that Hie
next examination for all grades of
teachers' certificates, will be given
at Sisseton, August 18-19-20, 192t.
Applicants for second grade cer
tificate must have had either six
weeks of normal training or at least
two years of teaching experience.
Applicants for first grade certifi
cate must have had either thre.3 years
of teaching experience or at least
twelve weeks of normal training,
Pearl F. Robinson, Co. Supt.
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Sisseton, S. D.
NOTICE OF HEARING PETITION
FOR LETTERS OF Al»
State of South Dakota. County of
In the County Court. •••.••.
In the matter of the Estate of
F. V. Larson. Deceased.
The State of South Dakota sends
Greetings to all of the Heirs at
Law and Next of Kin of F. V.
Larson. Deceased, and to all to
whom these presents may come:
Notice is hereby given that Em
ma Louisa Larson has filed with
the Judge of this Court a petition
praying that Letters of Administra
tion of the estate of F. V. Larson,
deceased, be issued to A. F. Erts
gaard. of Sisseton, South Dakota,
and that Saturday, the 27th day of
August. A. D. 1921. at ten o'clock
in the forenoon of said day. at the
office of the Judge of the County
Court, in the City of Sisseton. Ro
berts County, South Dakota, has
been set for hearing said petition.
when and where any person inter
ested may appear and show' cause
why said petition should not b-i
Dated at Sisseton. South Dakota,
this 29th day of July, A. D. 1921.
By the Court:
D. F. Stevens. J'
PRESIDENTS CHOICE TO KEEP UP OH
H. M. Knight,
Major Roy Haynes, of HBls
boro, O.. is the aew Prohibition
Commissioner of the United Stale*.
His appointment brought a clash
in Buckeye politics with President
Harding over-rating his succeeding
Senator, Prank Willis. Senator
Willis had a nominee of his own
for office, but President Harding
named Haynes who was editor of
the Hfflsboro Dispatch and one of
his earliest supporters.
License Certificate No. 4013 of the purs bred
stallion Sampson, No. 56060, lias been issued for
the season 1921. Examined by Dr. Ohas. Mc
Williams, a duly licensed veteainarian. Signed
by J. E. Phelps, Supt. A. E. Beaumont, Sec'y.
TERMS—20 to insure with foal. Will stand the
season of 1921 at
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