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Luna White Soap, A
Lenox Soap, Afk
Best Crackers, ~4 A
Grape Nuts, 4
Shredded Wheat Biscuit, 4 Ag*
per pkg I "flf
Good Prunes, 0 A
per pound Olf
Best Lard, 4 Oft
per pound O
Lard Substitute, 4
per pound I wlf
Nut Margarine, 9ft f*
per pound fcOU
Good Coffee, 4 |S%
per pound I W
Peaberry Coffee, 9*%f*
per pound fcwii
Fancy Lemons, 9f%#*
Finest Oranges, ?Qf*
per dozen fcwv
Good Brooms, AEZt*
Hiawatha Pineapple, Iftf*
per can I
Fancy Preserves, OQA
glass jar W%JU
Tomatoes, 1 Tf*
large can I I
per can w%#
per can W
Shelled Walnuts, Oflf
per pound OUU
Peanuts, 4 A
per pound I wt#
Tea Dust, 4 A
per package I O
Dromedary Dates, 9Qf*
Fancy Rice, 7i*
per pound W
Pillsbury's Best Bakery 0
Flour, 49 lb sack CiW
Pillsbury's Best Flour, O
49 lb sack ti3
100 Per Cent Flour, O AG
49 lb sack CiHO
A. E. Allen& Co.
I LOCAL MARKET QUOTATIONS I
The quotations hereunder are those
prevailing on Thursday morning at the
time of going to press:
Triumphs $1.50 $1.60
Ohios 30c 40c
White Stock 60c 70c
Kings 40c 50c
WheatNo. 1 $1.48
WheatNo. 2 $1.44
WheatNo. 3 $1.36
WheatNo. 4 $1.26
WheatNo. 5 $1.16
Flax $1.42 $1.56
Rye $1.22 $1.26
Oats 27c 31c
Barley 33c 43c
(These prices are subject to change
at any time.)
Fat Beeves, per lb 3c 5c
Calves, per lb 5c 10c
Hogs, per cwt $7.00 $8.00
Hens, per lb 10c 16c
Sheep, per lb 5c 7c
Much Gasoline Wasted.
About one-third of the gasoline used
In automobiles is wasted. This Is the
conclusion reached by A. C. Fieldner
of the United States bureau of mines,
from experiments under traffic condi
tions to determine the air pollution of
the vehicular tunnels under New York
city. The waste is chiefly due to too
rich gasoline mixture. It is estimated
that an improved and practically au
tomatic carburetor might save Ameri
can auotmobllists $34,000,000 a year.
(Continued fram page 1.)
nated. The county as a whole is fair
ly well- represented on the executive
committee and the men elected cer
tainly give promise of being efficient
officers. All the directors are much
interested in getting the farmers of
the county united in this movement
and in promoting a good spirit of co
operation throughout the whole *oun
After the election of officers the
question of selecting a county agent
was brought before the meeting. The
election of a county agent is of course
one of the most important business
matters which can come before the
association. The man selected as
agent must be recommended by the
dean of the Minnesota agricultural
college and by the officers of the-coun
ty association. S. B. Cleland, in ex
plaining the requirements of a candi
date of the office, stated that it
had not been found practicable to be
too specific in this matter. He said
a man was usually wanted who had
beeji brought up on a farm, was a
graduate of an agricultural college
and had had some experience in run
ning a farm. One prospective candi
date for this office who has been
most highly recommended by J. S.
Jones, the state campaign manager of
the Farm Bureau federation, was men
tioned, but it was voted to lay this
matter of the selection of the county
agent over to the next meeting of
the board of directors.
Before adjourning the matter of, the
expenses of the directors was con
sidered. It was voted to r.llow each
man driving his own car 10 cents per
mile and all other necessary expenses,
such" as fares in any conveyance and
bills for meals and lodging, if neces
Officers of township or community
units in Mille Lacs county:
Princeton TownshipDirector, W.
H. Gcbert, Princeton vice director,
L. E. Sanford, Princeton secretary,
O. E. Stark, Princeton.
Page TownshipDirector, J. W.
Ricsing, Milaca vice director, E. E.
Nordburge, Milaca secretary, Harry
Cove Community (South Harbor
Township)Director, C. L. Freer,
Onamia vice director, Thos. Ander
son, Onamia secretary, Phillip M.
Milaca TownshipDirector, O. R.
Elms, Milaca, vice director, O. H.
Hclman, Milaca secretary, Ed. Sey
Grcenbush TownshipDirector, L.
Normandin, Ronneby vice director,
A. E. Grow, Princeton, R. 1 secretary,
Wm. Walker, Princeton, R. 1.
Kathio TownshipDirector, E. E.
Dinwiddie, Vineland vice director,
Stewart Oliver, Onamia secretary,
Floyd Bartlett, Onamia.
Isle Harbor TownshipDirector, H.
E. Churchill, Wahkon vice director,
R. W. Richardson, Wahkon secretary,
J. F. Freer, Wahkon.
Wahkon CommunityDirector, Wm.
Hamblin, Wahkon vice director, A.
Wilkes, Wahkon secretary, B. A.
Milo TownshipDirector N. J.
Sederquist, Foreston, R. 1 vice direc
tor, J. F. Smith, Foreston, R. 1 sec
retary, M. D. Northway, Foreston,
Hayland TownshipDirector, Geo.
H. Hatch, Milaca vice director, F. F.
Deming, Milaca secretary, Henry
Pease UnitDirector, H. B. Bos,
Milaca, R. 2 vice director, H. G. Kiel,
Milaca, R. 2 secretary, Sam Droogs
ma, Princeton, R. 5.
Bogus Brook TownshipDirector,
H. O. Hulsing, Milaca vice director,
Wilhilm Ritter, Milaca secretary,
Giles Elsworth, Milaca.
BorgholmDirector, J. F. Nelson.
SWORD WORTHY OF OWNER
Blade Worn by Miles Standish Has
Been Traced td the Time of
Among the relics of the Pilgrims
that may be seen when visitors throng
the old town of Plymouth for the ter
centenary observances few are more
interesting than the sword of Miles
Standish. It may be seen in Pilgrim
It is a Damascus blade and presum
ably came into the possession of the
Pilgrim captain from someone whose
ancestors had brought It from the
It bears several curious inscriptions,
which waited until June, 1881, to be
translated. Then Prof. James Rose
dale of Jerusalem went with a band
of Arabs to America's most important
shrine and found that the carved
characters belonged to different dates
some in Cuflc and very old.
He was only able to translate one,
of a later period, In Arable. The
words given here show that-its spirit
was quite appropriate to the spirit of
"With peace God ruled his Slaves.
And with the judgments of His arms
He troubled the Mighty of the
1920. Western Newspaper Union
The first experience Verne Dysart
had as to any particular devotion to
a special member of the opposite sea
was with Blanche Disston. A heart
less coquette, she demonstrated her
flimsy characteristics speedily, played
with sterling soul the homage of
which would have won the apprecia
tion of any worthy woman, and dis
enchanted Dysart, who was later glad
to have got beyond her thralldom.
It was then that he met Lois Man
"I might have had Verne Dysart
just by speaking the word, many a
time," vaunted Blanche, and acted the
satisfied heart breaker with scores of
beaux as victims. All the same, se
cretly she often realized that there
was not one amgng them who was the
equal of Dysart
"Oh, he is doing so well," Lois told
Blanche one day. "You know he has
his own studio now and has more or
ders than he can fill. Since he won
the prize on that Liberty bond poster
it seems to have advertised him every
Dysart was indeed gifted and suc
cessful in the special line of work he
had adopted. He made quite a hit
with poster illustrations of a famous
movie actor, and his name had ap
peared many times with an approving
word in motion picture miscellany. It
resulted in his having the entire post
er work of a leading producing con
cern and the gratified lovers were en
abled to plan ahead as to the pretty
cottage home that was their ideal.
Blanche rarely met Dysart, but she
called upon Lois frequently. More
than once, even after she and the
young artist understood each other,
she had exerted her wiles to attract
him anew from the perverse Influence
of a certain feeling of jealousy to
ward Lois. Dysart, however, was
firmly loyal to his real love.
It was with a good deal of satisfac
tion that she saw Lois enter the store
where she clerked one day. The for
mer made some trivial purchases, and.
too inexperienced and Innocent to sus
pect the undercurrents of falsity in a
person she had known for years, be
gan telling of some new triumphs Dy
sart had acquired in his work, how
happy they were, and hinting at a
wedding not far ahead.
"Yes, I hear that Verne is sweeping
all before him," observed Blanche^
And then, with hidden malice: "Don't
you think it a bit dangerous, dear, to
have a fiance who. is brought so con
tinually in contact with the handsom
est stai's of the scenic world?"
"Oh, dear, no!" exclaimed Lois.
"Verne only draws them, as he
would a chair or a building. He is
so wrapped up in me. I often wonder
what he ^ees in my poor little self to
"Verne was here a day or two ago,"
went on Blanche. "Not at my counter,
but over in the fancy dress depart
ment. He selected a gown that was a
dream In its lovely material and trim
ming. I learned that he had it sent
to the address of a lady and paid the
bill, over one hundred dollars."
"Oh! you must be mistaken,
Blanche," declared Lois, all the sun
shine gone out of her face in an in
stant. "You mistook some one else
"Not at all," Insisted Blanche de
cidedly. "Why, Myra Grimes, who
knows him, was here at the time.
You know, she works in a Jewelry
place. She told*me Verne had bought
diamonds twice at the establish-
"It muit have been in some way
along with his business," murmured
Lois, trying to appear calm, but dread
fully disturbed. She went home
wretched. Verne noticed her visible
constraint when,, he called that eve
ning, but Lois did not reveal what was
on her mind.
"Can you drop into my studio some
time tomorrow?" he asked in part
Lois assented. Dark and forbidding
fears and fantasies kept her miser
able until the* next day. As she en
tered the studio she found Verne
alone. He greeted her affectionately
and pointed to a sketch on an easel. It
was that of a woman attired in a
flaunting garb, of extraordinary grace
as to figure and pose. Her face was
partly veiled, but her eyes were viva
cious and expressive.
"A dusky Juno," explained Dysart
"that is the work I have on hand.
That is Lucille Travers. who is a Cre
ole and making a star in the movie
world. She is new to the screen,
something of an experiment, and I
have had to practically arrange her
entire makeup for the management.
Why, Lois, what are you staring at?"
Her eyes were fixed upou the light,
filmy dress depicted on the sketch as
also upon the jeweled adornment of
the model. She half comprehended, as
its original, a woman over fifty, with
a grown-up daughter with her, entered
"Mr. Dysart, I will be hack at five
to finish the picture. The manager's
wife is going to select the rest of my
costume. Here is a check from the
"manager for the dress and diamonds
you bought for me on his order."
And as the visitors flitted away Lois
went up to Verne and put her arms
about his neck and kissed him. She
could not trust herself to speak,
cretly she registered a solemn vow
that naver again should the shadow of
a doubt as to his loyalty and worthi
ness enter her mind.
Twenty-Elght Year* That Has
the Itecord This Couiw^
try Hat Made.
In a pamphlet on high schools in
this country, issued by^the federal bu
reau of education, It is stated that the
total number of} these schools in 1917-
18 was 13,951. The mailing list of
the bureau Includes the names of
16,300 high schools. The number
of these schools has increased over
452 pec cent since 1890. This means
that one high school has been estab
lished in this country each day in
each calendar year since 1890a high
school a day for 28 years.
In 1890 60.8 per cent of the high
schools were under public control, but
in 1918 the public-controlled high
schools were 87 per cent of the whole. I
The average size of a city high'
school is 653 students and of a rural
school 59 students.
The Yellow World.
It Is easy to see why China's im
perial color is yellow, writes a cor
respondent from Yangste river. Her
rivers are yellow, her long plains are
yellowespecially in a famine year
such as this, and as for her seasthe
boundaries of her worldso desert
yellow is their color that a string of
camels crossing them would look more
In keeping than a string of junks.
And so one can understand why the
very heart of the heart of China, the
Imperial city, should lie like a shim
mering lake of golden tiles within her
lotus-besieged walls. Even against the
evidence of my own eyes I cannot be
lieve that the Great Wall is built of
solid ordinary stones laid one upon the
other. Rather it seems moulded out
of the stuff of which the mountains
themselves were made, long ago when
the world was plastic and empty of
all save possibilities. There never
was so sinuous a thing as the Great
Wall built by men, I think, so sinuous
and so aspiring.
Does Away With Long Climb.
Something unusual has been accom
plished in the completion of the en
trance to the Southwest museum, In
Los Angeles. The building is situ
ated on a high hill and until recently
It has been necessary for pedestrians
to make a long and laborious climb
up the hill to reach the main entrance.
Now, hdwe"ver, the climb has been ob
viated b*an artistic as well as prac
tical Improvement. A tunnel, 224
feet long, was bored into the hill and
ended in a large octagonal waiting
room, on one side of which is a
twelve-passenger electric elevator
of the automatic type. The elevator
makes a climb of 108 feet, delivering
the passenger into the main hall of
Copper's Value as Alloy.
The use of a small proportion of
copper in all iron and steel products
exposed to air and moisture is ad
vised by D. M. Buck, metallurgical en
gineer of the American Sheet and Tin
Plate company. The use of 0.15 to
0.25 per cent, in normal open-hearth
or Bessemer steel greatly lessens cor
rosion, but heretofore the use of cop
per steel has been chiefly confined to
sheet metal. It is estimated that the
life of the sheet metal is at least
doubled by the addition. Copper melts
at about 700 degrees F. below the aver
age tapping temperature of the steel,
and it diffuses readily through the
metal without tendency to separate
Savages Give to Missions.
Two hundred boys from the Nega
Hill tribes of Assam went to the war
in France, and all were baptized into
the Christian church while in the
army. Upon returning home every
one donated a month's pay to mission
work as a thank offering for their
State Versus Federal Control.
If the United States supreme court
holds, as it probably will, that the
interstate commerce commission may
fix railroad rates within a state, great
pressure undoubtedly will be brought
to bear on congress to restore to the
state this right. The Minnesota sen
ate already has passed a resolution
asking this to be done, and similar
action has been taken elsewhere.
Many of the railroad troubles in the
pre-war period may be traced directly
to confusion resulting from joint fed
eral and state control. The carriers
had forty-nine masters, composed of
forty-eight state boards and the inter
state commerce commission. Local
rates hriluinesota differed from those
of all surrounding states. Some states
had strict distance tariff schedules
while in others rates were made with
The war made unification impera
tive. When the teat came the rail
roads cracked under the strain imposed
by obeying-forty-nine masters. Fed
eral operation was the result and when
the roads were turned back to their
Se- ^wners the general government re
served to itself many supervisory pow
ers it had assumed because of war
necessity. Now the states feel that
they have grveg up too much and are
asking the courts to determine wheth
In 1890 only 312 persons in each pay about half a crown a day for
1,000 population were enrolled in pub
lie high schools. In 1918 the corre
sponding number was 15.6, or almost
five times as great a proportion. Cali
fornia leads in high-school education,
with 27 persons out of each 1,000 in
the population. Kansas is a close sec
ond, with South Carolina at the bot
tom of the list, with 5.3 persons.
congress exceeded its au-
thority.St. Paul Dispatch.
Ex-Service Men and the Hand Organ.
"Any work taken. I feared no foe
for king and country. I fear no shame
for wife and family.'*
This announcement, according to the
London correspondent of the Manches
ter, (Eng.) Guardian, adorns one of a
score of hand organs that stretch in
something like a battery formation
along a populous stretch of London
highway. All are being operated by
ox-service men, many of them dis
"Ordinarily this industry would not
be permitted," continues the corre
spondent, "but the police do not inter
fere with ex-service men who can pro
duce their papers. The ex-soldiers
hire of the organ and make anything
from five to thirty shillings a day.
The last sum is of course exceptional,
due to some particularly piteous dis
ablement appealing to the shopping
crowd. Some of the cripples have to
hire a boy to drag the organs about.
A man who happens to be moved on by
a policeman is sure of a shower of
coppers from the passers-by. A few
of the organ grinders are officers,
some of whom wear masks."
Disgraceful? Not particularly.
There is nothing dishonorable about
turning tthe crank of a hand organ,
or, as John Bull prefers to call it,
a barrel organ. It is not a productive
occupation, perhaps, ordinarily. But
in this instance it is definitely and de
cidedly productive. It keeps before
the eyes of the civilian Briton the
plight of the men who fought his war.
"Thank God we don't have to resort
to spectacles of that sort," the Ameri-
can may be tempted to. say. But per
haps the messed-up' problem of our
own disabled would be nearer solution
if the band organ as an engine of
livelihood had been brought into play.
Which is the greater disgrace, a
non-productive street-corner enter
tainer or a disabled soldier snared in
-a net of red tape, official parsimony
and public indifference? -The untidy
housewife warned of impending visi-
Will be the
February 14 is coming and
do not forget to send her
that box of Candy.
Gurley's Delicious Choco
lates in one and two pound
Last Da of The
Gramer' Hardwar Store
until further notice
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We still have a large part of the
stock left, but it is necessary to
close for a short time in order to
classify and rearrange goods.
Now is the time to avail yourselves
of the opportunity to purchase
Hardware at practically your own
GRAWER HARDWARE CO.
tors "cleans" a room by- sweeping all
the dirt under the sofa, but the parlor
is still dirty. America cannot boast
that she has done everything possible
for the disabled veteran merely be
cause, instead of playing hand organs
in full view of the passerby, he is
tucked away out of sight in a thousand
and one corners of distress up and
down the land.American Legion