THE SISSETON STANDARD
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INFORMATION NOT WANTED
The Senate Interstate Commerce
Committee, which has been*collect
ing evidence concerning the Admin
istration's proposed railroad legisla
tion, refused, for reasons undlvulged,
to hear W. G. McAdoo's testimony.
Mr. McDoo happens to be the man
who was Director General when the
Government took over the railroads
from private control during the war,
and if there is anybody in the coun
try competent to say a word in re
gard to the condition of the pro
perties when they came into Govern
ment hands or to discuss from the
Government's standpoint the justice
of their present damage claims, he
is that person. The World has not
.always agreed with Mr. McAdoo's
railroad theories, but we are at a
loss to see how la committee whiota
professes to be looking for facts can
justify the exclusion of a competent
witness in the case it is investigating.
'Mr. McAdoo is a Democrat, to be
sure, and therefore more or less par
tisan but the majority which refus
ed to hear him composed of Repub
licans and at least equally partisan.
The committee closed Its doors
likewise agbinst the representatives
of the railway brotherhoods. If it had
passed a rule debarring all witnesses
who knew anything about railroads
it could hardly have made higher
o( partisan prejudice.—New
A CURIOUS DREAM
I dreamed one night, as fellers will when everything around is still, aity
what I saw it seemed to me, was true to life as it could be.
It pleased me lots, to realize that I'd been wafted to the skies, where
everything was bright an' fair, with music soundin' everywhere.
Each buddin' flower an' shinln' face that filled the mighty boundless
chantin* chorda so powerful sweet* I really never seen the beat!
angel, standin* near, that 1 lived in another sphere, an bein*
a stranger thataway, I couldn't think of much to say an while 1
stood to watch it all, I felt concerned, for fear I'd fall.
The angel saw that I was scared, an' told me not to be afeard, remark
in' as be took my arm, that heaven was mighty free of harm.
"This home of ourn," he says to me, "was built to last eternally. Its
underpinned with love of God, an' latticed with the chastenin' rod the mor
tar mixed with blood an'tears,—it ort to stand a billion years. I reck
on you would never guess that heaven is built on man's distress, an' gained
ty one, unfailin' plan,—THE GOOD-WILL OF YEK FELLER-MAN ."
I a a a a a a a a I a
I resolved, right then an' there, to treat my friends an' neighbors square.
THE MIDNIGHT CALL
The doctor hears the noisy bell, and staggers to the phone, then silent
ly he dons his garb, and marches forth, alone a chill pervades the empty
street, and stings his weary form, while others, in their cosy cots are com
forted and warm. Through all the toilsome weary day he battled with his
foes, anticipating in hie way, a night of earned repose. But ah, how vain the
doctor's hopes! The thought of peaceful rest, or happy hour to all his
own, eludes bis constant quest. 'Tis his to etrivi for ompetence against the
rainy day, and his to heal the suffering ones, that fall beside the way 'tis
his to lend the cheering smile and lift the wasted form,—no matter how
the midnight chills, nor how severe the storm. For him, there is no peaceful
dream,—no restful our is set, wherein this silent, earnest man may rally,
or forget. God, give him strength to overcome his heartaches, one and
all, and lead him cently when he makes his final midnight call!
IN THE DIM PAIST
THREE QUESTIONS CONFRONT
THE PROSPECTIVE INVESTOR
1. Is my principal safe?
The great distance we nave drifted
from the Wilsonian idealism of 1917
may be calculated on comparing the
Germian objections to the German
American peace treaty now being
negotiated at Berlin with our origin
al war aims.
In 1917 it was declared: "We
have no selfish aims to serve. We de
sire no conquest or dominion. We
seek no indemnities for ourselves,
no material compensations for the
sacrifices we shall freely make. We
are but one of the champions of the
rights of mankind. We shall be satis
tied when those right scan be made
as secure as the faith and the free
dom of nations can miake them. ."
This was in 1917. In 1921, nearly
three years after Germany accepted
our terms, we find American repre
sentatives negotiating for a separate
peace under the cover of silence at
our department of state as to the
terms which are being asked. We can
only guess at their nature from the
dissatisfaction expressed by Ger
many. She bases her objections on
I. Ia my money available at all
First, America is (asking too much.
Second, the American treaty is so
closely woven that according to its
terms the United States could later
impose, on Germany any kind of
terms.'Third, it provides for a pre
liminary peace only and given no
guarantees for its permanency.
Germany's fourth alleged objec
tion is the most striking. "Germany
claims that the treaty is too bureau
cratic in style and not sufficiently
comprehensible," says a dispatch
We have drifted away not only
from Wilsonian ideals but from the
frankness with which they were es
WHAT ABOUT THE UNEM
According to Secretary
S. What It the Interest return?
The Time Deposits issued by this
bank merit yonr investigation in
regard to the above points:
1. The certificates are backed
tke resources of this bank.
Davis, there are nearly 6,000,000 idle
men and women in this country. This
They are negotiable.
They pay per eeat interest.
SISSETON, SOUTH DAKOTA
Deposits Guaranteed by the Deposit- r#
on Guarantee Fund of the State ot
takes no account of millions who are
working half time or less.
When these startling fects were
communicated to Congress there wa3
not a ripple on the surface. They
were accepted as amtater of fact—
the inevitable incident of "normal
'When the hard luck stories of the
big interests are related to Congress
they are received with entirely dif
The legislative machinery is oiled
up and begins immediately grinding
out relief legislation. The $500,000,
000 gift to the railroads is a case in
It will be interesting to note the
reception that is given Representa
tive London's resolution appropriat
ing $500,000,000 to the relief of the
unemployed. That will reveal more
flumes of newspapers can do.—La
THE ANSWER TO THE OPEN SHOP
"Unorganized labor has been the
chief sufferer in the wage cutting."
That statement appears in a survey
of the living cost situation, dealing
with wages and prices.
That statement contains the an
swer—so far as the worker is con
cerned—to the open*shop.
The open shop movement—falsely
styled the "American plan"—is a
blow at the very heart of labor or
ganization. It seeks to render the
worker helpless to resist the heavy
burden that unfair employers would
put upon him.
In a time of unemployment and in
dustrial depression the open shop ad
vocates put forth their hardest ef
forts. They call to their assistance
hi&ger, privation, the horrible an
guish that accompanies the fear of
losing a job, the misery that accom
panies the inability to secure a job.
The plan 8 first to dilute organi
zation and then make it powerless.
It behooves organized labor, there
fore. to be more on guard than ever,
careful and sane of policy, and firm in
sticking together. Otherwise, gains
made through years of bitter uphill
struggle will be lost.
If there were no injustices crying
aloud for redressing, if there vrerv
not greedy and grasping employers,
if the employers were fair dealing,
well meaning, humane men, there
would be no reason for labor organi
They came into existence as a pro
test against intolerable conditions
that workers, single-handed, could
Today, when the world is over
flowing with wrong, when the work
er is being driven and goaded, when
an effort is being made to force him
to take the brunt of war's backwash,
the worker must stand together as
never before. He must not for one
moment forget that the instrument
that has been helpful to him in the
past will continue to serve him if he
remains steadfastly loyal to it.
The open shop seeks to disrupt
labor organizations. Why? To make
it easier to exploit labor.
The worker would be very foolish
and shortsighted if he gave any as
sistance to this scheme.—Labor.
Can anyone think of a single rea
son why a merchant who can make
attractive prices would fall to ad
vertise them? And can you under
stand why a merchant would adver
tise unless he did have the prices?
Now, when dollars are not so numer
ous as they were, a buyer must take
things go as tar as possible. Those
In and about Sisseton can do this
only by studying the advertisements
in the Standard and by patronizing
those who advertise. It is the surest
way to save money, and money saved
is money earned.
THE ONE WAY TO GET BONUS
In connection with this bonus con
troversy, Congressman Kopp of Iowa
Introduced a resolution Intending to
disclose war profiteers, with a view
of taxing them for the benefit of the
soldiers. After a preamble in which
the profiteers are referred to as
"sltamless and conscienceless" and
a statement of such facts as that the
SISSETON WEEKLY STANDARD
aires in America," the Kopp resolu
That a select committee of seven
members of the house be (appointed
by the speaker ot the house to inves
tigate and procure all facts relating
to said war profiteers, to secure their
names, to have flaid names published
in the Congressional Record, and to
devise a plan whereby I bonus or ad
justed compensation can be maid to
the ex-service men by a levy of
special tax for that purpose upon
That the secretary of the treasury
be, and he hereby Is directed to furn
ish to said committee the names of
all Individuals, firms and corpora
tions called for by said committee, to
gether with the reported incomes of
said individuals, and corporations
since the late war began, as shown
by the records in the treasury de
Miss Sadie Brandell and Ludvig
Larson were quietly married in Sis
seton last Thursday August
bride is the youngest daughter of
Louie Brandell, the groom the old
est son of Mr. and Mrs. Louie Lar
son. Alfred Larson and Carolina
Wenschlog were the wittnesses.
Mr. and Mrs. Ruben Twite, Mr.
and (Mrs. Gilbert Twite and children
Harry and Pearl, Earl, LeRoy and
Esther Brandell and George Oster
ass spent Sunday at the lakes.
Mr. and Mrs. Knute Walstad, Mr.
and Mrs. Oscar Krogstad and chil
dren, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Satre
and daughter Inefc spent Sunday at
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Smith and son
LeRoy and Mrs. Ludvig Larson au-
toed to Wheaton, Minn., Sunday.
Mrs. Otto Trittin and children,
Clara Kirsh and Rosena Brandell
returned home Saturday after spend
ing a week with friends and rela-
iHerman Wenschlog made a trip to
mother autoed to New Effington Sat
urday where-the latter consulted Dr
Mrs. August Schultz and Mrs.
John Osteraas spent Saturday even
ing at the John Brandell home.
Mr. and Mrs. August Schultz, Mr.
and Mrs. John Brandell and Mr. and
Mrs. John Osteraas autoed to the
September 9 and 10 I will show
pattern hats at the Golden Rule.
Miss Hazel Schwarm. S-l-2t.
Jack Staire left for Canada Fri
Judith Walstad spent the week
end with Esther Gorsuch.
Luie Moen of Hammer was a busi
ness caller here. Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. John Osteraas Jr.,
and Mrs. JoJhn Osteraas made a busi
ness trip to Effington Thursday
John Brandell and son Earl
and Arnold Duerr autoed to Sisseton
Arnold Duerr and chum, Charley
Kirsh and Alfred Reinsuker return
ed from North Dakota Friday.
•Herman, Frances and Lillian Wen-j
schlag autoed to Wahpeton Thurs
day returning Friday.
Pattern hats at the Golden Rule
September 9 and 10. Please make it
point to see them. Miss Hazel
Mrs. Ole Hanson and daughter
(Helen of Magnolia, Minn., are spend
ing the week with the Jay Price
tives in Hankinson and Great Bend, a Canis, 900 West Broadway, Min
N. D. neapolls, Minn., "but I don't believe
September 9 and 10 I will sho* •'•ybody's experence is m.tre wonder
pattern hats at the Golden Rule. than mine.
Miss Hazel Schwtarm. S-l-2t. "Why, I have actually gained
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Johnson and twenty-five pounds in weight and
Carl Matheison of Wndymere spent am Mke a different person altogeth
over Sundav at the Ernest Mathie- er. When I began taking Tanla-: I
son home. was almost a wreck but now every-
Geo. Osteraas made a business trip
to Lidgerwood Friday.
Mr. Hans Twite and daughter
Agnes, Mrs. R. H. Gunderson and
children, Miss Mable Gunderson and
Iva Gauper spent Friday in Veblen.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Schumacher
and family and Mrs. Geo. Birdsall
Harold left Saturday for
Big Stone for an over Sunday visit
'with the Theo. Bhirlle family.
Miss Nannie Olson spent Friday
at the Jay PPrice home.
Mrs. James Bailey, of Ortonville
was a guest this week at the Jay
Pattern hats at the Golden Rule
Please make it
point to see them. Miss Hazel
son Rob autoed to Diamond Friday
Mr. MeConn and son of Fair
mount were spending a few days here
the past week on business.
John Gumo transacted business In
Lidgerwood and Hankinson Tuesday.
Mrs. Ernest Olson and children, of
Veblen are spending the week with
her sister (Mrs. Magna Hanson.
Mr. Wolff and Ponath, ot Hankin
son spent Tuesday here with Frank
Wolff and family.
Geo. Andereon, ot Veblen was a
Claire City business caller Tuesday.
Mr. W. H. Wernll, ot Mllbank
transacted business here Tuesday.
Rev. Gunnarson autoed to Sisse
ton Wednesday on business.
Ted and Bernlce Huhn and Iva
Gauper autoed to New Ellington
M^s. Levi Johnson and children of
La Mars, la., spent a few adys the
past week with her parents. Rev. and
Mrs. Gunnarson. She was accompan
ied home by heir mother and. sister
Engarta who will vist her for a week.
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Gunderson
and children, Mrs. Clarence Satre
and daughter Inez and Leslie Gaup
er autoed to New Effington Wednes
day to visit Mrs. Vollmer. Mrs. Ga.up
er and son Robert who have been
visiting her for a few days accom
panied them home.
John Gumo and R. O. Gauper were
Browns Valley business callers Wed
Miss Nannie Olson who has been
visiting friends in Veblen returned
Mr. and Mrs. Rademacher, of Sis
seton were here Tuesday getting
members for a Royal Neighbor camp.
George Brandell spent Thursday
here with relatives.
Maybelle and Thelma Olson and
Ruth Gunnarson autoed to Sisseton
Was a Lucky Day
For Me, She Says
Minneapolis Woman Was Right On
Verge Of Despair. Says Tan
lac Restored Her Health.
"I have read a lot of wonderful
Jiings about Tanlac," said Mrs. Ame-
Herman Wenschlag made a trip to toody says I'm the picture of health,
and that's just the way I feel.
"My digestion iwas so poo,' that
never dared eat anything but light
foods like milk and toast, and even
jthen I suffered from sour stomach
and had such pains I could hardly
keep from crying, I didn't mu*h wor«
than eat enough to keep alive and
ell off in weight till it was alarming.
3 got to where I was on the verge o!
despair and didn't know which waj
ta turn for relief.
"Well, it was a lucky day for mi
yvhen I got Tanlac, for I never in my
ife saw such a change a? has made
me, I sleep like a baby, and my ap
petite is so good that tnree meals a
day are not enough for me. I have
gained back all my lost weight and
more 'besides, and feel as well as I
e:er did in my life."
Tanlac is sold in Sisseton by F. P.
Maldaner and by leading druggists
Two jags were returning home
after a big spree lasting nearly all
"Don't your wife miss you on
these occasions?" asked one.
"Not often," replied the other,
"she throws pretty straight."
Toilet paper, 4 rolls
day was too warm for such stren
uous labor. On waking, the Feeney
household discovered its loss, and
Mrs. Feeney repaired to the hotel
where a number of guests were as
sembled, other than the construc
tion gang. It is alleged by the spec
tators that without preamble or par
ley, the lady walked up to the afore
said Olson, and delivered a Demp
sey blow which somewhat bewilder
ed the gentleman. While she -handed
out more of the same variety on the
chin, solar plexus and various othe»
portions of his anatomy, she made
reference it is alleged to his female
ancestors in no complimentary way,'
and closed the performance with the
gentle hint that she would shoot the
offending gentleman full ot .holes.
Democrats in the lower branch ot
Congress are quick to seize the op
portunity to charge that the Repub
licans, in their revision of the revenue
law, are undertaking to shift the bur
den of taxation from the classes to
the masses. The allegation cannot be
denied, when the Republicans pro
pose to abolish entirely the tax on
profiteering, and double the tax on
the corporation that makes just a.
decent profit. If that is not allowing
the swollen monopolies to escape
their fair share, what is it? When
one branch of the Standard Oil Com
pany alone reports earnings at the
rate of a billion dollars in six years,
why should its profits be relieved of
an extra rate of taxation, and the
amount collected from firms that
make only eight or ten per cent?
How can Congressman Fordney deny
that he is making good the expecta
tion of every rich man that the elec
tion of a Republican administration
would lessen the amount of his in
come taxes? —Mitchell Republican.
We are the agents for Webster Flour in
Sisseton. Webster Skowflake is called Fool
proof Flour. Guaranteed in every respect or
money back. We deliver C. O. D. Get our
prices on large lots: you can save money. For
good flour for less money, go to
Farmers Produce Co.
Markle & Tracy, Proprietors.
1 Block West Depot Phone 37 Sisseton, S. D.
for 10c from
one sack of
'Bath room outfit saRa
Steel boiler brushes --"IIIIIIIIIIIIIII 2!oo
brushes handle 6 fee long for cleaning fot air
Other prices equally low. When in need of a plumber? Call up
THE HOME OF THE ARCOLA,
GREEN PLUMBING C0WANY
Lukanitsch Bldg. Sisseton, S.
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