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NOT A "TRENCH" OF BAYONETS
True Story of Famous Incident at
."Verdun, Which French Bravery
Has Made Immortal.
The scaffolding has now been taken
down from the monument over the fa
'mcus "Trench of the Bayonets" at
Verdun which President Millerand has
inaugurated. But the term "trench"
Is a misnomer. The true story is
Fifty-seven survivors of two Breton
battalions were holding the line there,
not in a trench, but in a series of
shpllholes, nearbr regularly spaced and
aligned. The men were so packed that
when any were wounded they were un
able to fall down, while for security
they held their rifles, with fixed bay
onets, in the air.
Duriu% the whole of June 11, 12 and
13,1916, a terrible artillery duel raged
round them. Caught between the
French and German barage fires, one
by one the men died, while the burst
ing shells buried them under waves of
toru-up ground. When the scene could
be visited all that remained was a
line of bayonets protruding from the
ground.Continental Edition of the
Would Be Plenty.
Spanish toreadors are on, strike for
a higher wage. There is talk, we un
derstand, of a six-pull week.
Grocers Used lb Wonde
why some of their tea and
coffee trade switched to
J^laigrof tliem understandnov
Hieyiise Postum intheir own
families andfindabig gainin
"There's a Reason for
Postum instead of coffee
That Came Later.
"Did you hurt yourself much when
the branch broke?"
"Not until I reached the ground."
"Is as profitable as grain growing. Successes as wonderful
as those from growing wheat, oats, barley, and ftaf have been made in
raising Horses* Cattle, Sheep and Megs. Bright, sunny climate, nutnt*
ious grasses, good water,enormous fodder cropsthese spell successto the
fanner and stock raiser. And remember, you can buy easy terms
Farm Land at 15 to *30 An Acre
land equal to thatwhich through manyyears hasyielded from 0 to 45 bushtfs
off wheat to tho aorograzing land convenienttogood
everyrural convenience good schools, churches, roads, tele
phones, etc., closetolive townsand good markets.
If you want to get back to the farm, or to farm on a larger
scale than is possible under yourpresent conditions, Invaati
gato what Western Canada has to offor you.
fbr ffiutrattaliterature withmapa and parttealararegardh
raUvv rata*, location of land,ate., apply to Department of
Cioe, Ottawa, Canada,or
B. A. GARRETT, 311 Jackson St, ST. PAUL, MINN.
Canadian Government Agent.
WAS VICE PRESIDENT AT 36
John Cabell Breckenridge of Kentucky
the Youngest Man Ever to Hold
the High Office.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Democratic
candid'ate for* vice president, was
asked whether, if elected at thirty
eight, he would be the youngest vice
president of the United States. He
did not know, but hoped some of his
friends would look the matter up.
John Cabell Breckenridge was
elected vice president on the Demo
cratic ticket with James Buchanan In
1856. He assumed office March 4,
1S5*T, when he was thirty-six years,
one month and fourteen days old.
When Breckenridge completed his
term he was candidate for President
as representative of the slave-holding
interests, but was defeated by Lin
coln. The same year he was elected
to the United States senate, but soon
affe^ard joined the Confederate
army. From January to April, 1865,
he* was secretary of war in the cabi
net of Jeff Davis. He died in Lexing
ton, Ky., May 17, 1875.
A Poor Stick.
Snoblelgh"Aw, what did you find
out about my family tree?" Gene
alogist"The crop was a failure."
France produces more than 250 vari
eties of cheese.
mm mmm wmm
THE TOMAHAWK, WHITE EARTH. MINN.
MUSSEL SHOALS NITRATE PROJECT
NEARLY IN HANDS OF TRUST AGENTS
Congress Spends Week Befogging IssueFarmers Want Nitrate
Produced at CostSenator Johnson Shows Anti-Primary Cam-
paign Is Nation-WidePrivate Ownership of Roads Costs Gov-
ernment $600,000,000 in Six MonthsBritish Labor Party
Wins Two More Parliament SeatsSuper-Government Seen as
Necessary for Disarmament.
WASHINGTON, D. G.Congress
has spent nearly a whole week dis
cussing the Mussel Shoals project.
More than $100,(00,000 was spent
on it by the government to develop
nitrates for explosives Farmers in
general and southern farmers in par
ticular want it completed to turn out
nitrates for fertilizer
Senator Wadsworth of New York
brought out a bill providing for a pub
lic corporation to be organized by the
secretary of war for this purpose and
appropriating $12,500,000. Then he
abandoned this bill and is now push-'
ing one providing for more govern
ment expenditure and putting the pro
ject under the control of private
And this is about what the farmers
can expect to happen from all the con
gressional wind-Jamming The fer
tilizer trust is mighty those who want
this government property for a frac
tion 8f value are mighty and all the
other mighty men of finance and poli
tics are devoted to protecting the far
mers and others from the menace of
Munition makers regard government
completion and operation of the pro
ject as a move to take the manufacture
of war supplies out of private hands.
FARNT BUREAU ACTIVE.
American Farm Bureau representa
catives created a furore among the po
liticians by demanding a rollcall on
the matter and its publicity depart
ment has brought out valuable facts
on the matter.
Its report shows that the principal
enemy is the great American Cyana
mid company, aided by the Chilean
nitrate monopoly. It shows that the
leasing plan presented by the con
gressional committee is so drawn that
only this company could lease Mussel
It shows also that the Press Service
company, whose referendum on pub
lic ownership we exposed two weeks
ago, is the creature of this American
Its feeling against government
ownership has evidently not prevented
the Farm Bureau federation from mak
ing a good fight on the matter.
JOHNSON DEFENDS PRIMARY.
Senator Hiram Johnson of Califor
nia, who made the best showing in
the recent Republican presidential
primaries, is making a strenuous fight
against repeal of primary laws in his
own and other states.
"If this movement succeeds," says
Senator Johnson, "there's little that
exploiting privilege has to fear from
public officials. With the primary de
stroyed officials generally will answer,
as in former days, not to all of the
people but to the powerful few.
"The bitter, concerted movement
against labor, by which the splendid
gains of humanity are imperiled and
jeopardized, is the accompaniment of
the endeavor to take from all the
voters the right of nomination of their
The move is nation-wide, although
in some states, like Minnesota and
Montana, opposition to the Nonpar
tisan league is put forward as the
cover or excuse
When the choice of the Republican
convention last fall was made known
someone remarked that the presiden
tial primaries were valuable in that
they showed the politicians what the
people wanted so that they could give
the people something else. If every
state had had a primary the result
would have been considerably differ
The railroads of the country earned
only about $150,000,000 last year, or
$365,000,000 less than in 1918, accord
ing to estimates prepared by H. P.
Parmelee, director of the bureau of
Mr. Parmelee estimates that in 1920
the carriers had a gross revenue of
$6,200,000,000 and expenses amounted
to $5,570,000,000, leaving a gross reve
nue of $450,000,000. Deduction of
taxes and equipment rentals amounted
to $300,0'00,000,and left the net income
This sum was far short of the gov
ernment guarantee and treasury and
other officials have estimated that the
government must pay the roads about
$600,000,000 for the six months' period
of guaranteed return which expired
on September 1. New rates became
effective then and their operation
served to materially increase the car
riers' income, whick for the first 10
months of the year showed a net
A British Insurance company recent
ly insured a house in Ireland against
damage by the Sinn Fein at the rate
of 2% per cent. The owner then tried
to insure against damage by the black
and tan police or other agents of the
English government and found that
the rate would be 10 per cent
The insurance company had un
doubtedly made unemotional, business
calculations as to the amount of vio- had jurisdiction.
lence to property by the respective
sides, giving the government discredit
for about four times as much as the
supporters of Irish independence. It
is reported that the government agents
have destroyed 42 farmers' creameries
so far in its effort to break the morale
of the Irish farmers.
WELSH LABOR WINS SEATS
Two Welsh coal miner leaders have
been elected to the British parliament.
The victory of the labor candidates is
noteworthy not only because of their
majorities of 7,650'and 4,076 but be
cause of the fact that Lloyd George
used to be the political idol of the
Government candidates made a
strong campaign for the seats.
Many observers are wondering how
long Lloyd George, who came to power
as a "radical," can keep his power by
yielding and playing the game for re
actionary elements. The last genera]
election and the bye-elections indi
cate that he no longer has the follow
ing of organized labor and, on the
other hand, the Tories are impatient
with catering to labor and liberal sup
porters of the premier even if it is only
for political effect.
They get great encouragement from
the results of elections in the United
States and feel that now is the time
for large business to break through
all restraints. The government's re
fusal to turn the railroads back to
private ownership is one of the thorns
in the Tory hides.
DISARMAMENT MOVE GROWS
The burden of armament as well aa
the growing power of the Anglo-Mor
gan banking alliance is driving all the
conservative governments of the world
toward the league of nations, or better,
the super-government idea.
In Europe more than here the states
men realize that this great expense
of preparing for war against ecah other
adds to their bankruptcy and weakens
them before the menace of working
class rule If united under a supej"
government, with one great group of
capital dominant, there would be no
more reason for military preparation
among the nations than there is here
for military preparation by our states
to defend themselves from other
Not only do the crafty business
statesmen see this tremendous saving
but they see a pooling of the military
resources of the world, which can be
used in the near futuie to wipe out
the Russian experiment or any resist
ance anywhere to recognized govern
A great wave of disarmament pro
paganda in papers hitherto shouting
militarism shows the direction in
which the wind is blowing But this
should not be interpreted to mean that
we have hope of any less fighting and
bloodshed through the super-govern
ment which the Republicans will in
dorse It will defend a metbod of do
ing business by military power against
those who want change.
CLAYTON ACT OVERRATED
Much of the shock in labor circles
over the recent" supreme court deci
sion declaring the so-called secondary
boycott illegal is probably due to un
warranted confidence in the Clayton
In 1914 President Gompers called
the Clayton act the Magna Charta of
American labor. Labor had support
ed Wilson in 1912 and it was neces
sary both for the politicians and labor
leaders who had worked with them to
show fruits worthy of this support.
In 1916 the Democratic platform
pointed to the Clayton act with pride
as an "act which lifted labor from
the category of commodities." It did
such lifting. The act in general is
one of those tricky legal documents
which lead the unsuspecting to think
it means something far different from
what it does. In fact it made legal
only what was already legal.
The supreme court probably looked
at the wave of reactionary politics
which has swept the, country and
leaned toward big business, but if the
law had been right it could not have
leaned. Labor and the farmers should
realize that big business politicians
have not had any reason for putting
anything on the statute books for
VOLSTEAD LAW IS ASSAILED
Virginia Judge Declares State Legis
lation Takes Precedence.
Richmond, Va.The Virginia Su
preme court overruled contentions of
counsel for Edward Allen of Newport
News, that the Volstead prohibition
enforcement act superseded state pro
hibition laws and that therefore the
state courts were without authority tc
enforce the state laws.
Allen was convicted in the corpora
tion court at Newport News for vio
lating the state law. His counsel ap
pealed, contending that since there
was a Federal prohibition enforcement
statute the Federatino court* alone
If You Need a Medicine
You Should Have the Best
Have you ever stopped to reason why
it is that so many products that are ex
tensively advertised, all at once drop out
of sight and are soon forgotten? The
reason is plainthe article did not fulfill
the promises of the manufacturer. This
applies more particularly to a medicine.
medicinal preparation that has real
curative vafue almost sells itself, as like
an endless chain system the remedy is
recommended by tho%e who have been
benefited, to those who are in need of it.
A prominent druggist says "Take for
example Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, a
preparation I have sold for many years
and never hesitate to recommend, for in
almost every case it shows excellent re
sults, as many of my customers testify.
No other kidney remedy has so large a
According to sworn statements and
verified testimony of thousands who have
used the preparation, the success of Dr.
Kilmer's Swamp-Root is due to the fact,
o many people claim, that it fulfills al
most every wish in overcoming kidney,
liver and bladder ailments corrects uri
nary troubles and neutralizes the uric
acid which causes rheumatism.
You may receive a sample bottle of
Bwamp-Root by Parcels Post. Address
Dr. Kilmer & Co, Bmghamton, N. Y.,
and enclose ten cents also mention this
paper. Large and medium size bottles
lor Bale at all drug stores.Adv.
How to Save Money.
Two men recently entered a serve
self restaurant and, after getting what
they desired, took their seats at the
same table. A patron rented near
them overboard the following colloquy:
"Bill," said one, "I've just learned
how to save money. I find the way
to do it is to go in debt and pay it
"Humph," said Bill. "I've got you
skinned a mile. I go in debt and
never pay it out."
Hall's Catarrh Medicine
Those who are In a "run down" condi
tion will notice that Catarrh botr*r
them much more than when they are In
good health. This fact proves that while
Catarrh Is a local disease, It is greatly
Influenced by constitutional conditions.
HALL'S CATARRH MEDICINE is a
Tonic and Blood Purifier, and acts through
the blood upon the mucous surfaces of
the body, thus reducing: the inflammation
and restoring normal conditions.
All druggists. Circulars free.
F. J. Cheney A Co., Toledo, Ohio.
The Life of a Song.
"This music dealer advertises that
Two Loving Hearts in Little Bunga-
low,' is a song that will live forever."
"What does he mean by that?"
"About six" months."Birmingham
A New Gas.
A new gas has been developed from
the manufacture of alcohol which can
be compressed to 3,500 pounds to the
square inch and stored safely in steel
Important to Mothers
Examine carefully every bottle of
CASTORIA, that famous old remedy
for infants and children, and see that it
In Use for Over 30 Years.
Children Cry for Fletcher's Castoria
Strength of Ice.
Ice two inches thick will bear men
Ice four inches thick will bear men
Ice six inches thick will bear cattle
and teams with light loads.
Ice eight inches thick will bear teams
with heavy loads.
Ice ten inches thick will sustain a
pressure of 1,000 pounds to the square
To Have a Clear Sweet Skin
Touch pimples, redness, roughness
or Itching, if any, with Cuticura Oint
ment, then bathe with Cuticura Soap
and hot water. Rinse, dry gently and
dust on a little Cuticura Talcum to
leave a fascinating fragrance on skin.
Everywhere 25c each.Adv.
The Night Before Christmas.
'Twas the night before Christmas,
and all through the house not a crea
ture was stirringexcept Lily, the
cook, preparing to take the 10 n. m.
as a holiday surprise. And Uncle Hor
ace, in the guest room, who has just
discovered that sprig of holly that the
boys put between the sheets. And the
boys, who, having surreptitiously
opened their presents and found them
all "useful," are contemplating sabot
age. And sister Mnybelle, who hns
saved her dud gifts of the year before
and is trying to redistribute them. And
mother, who is going to, get that red
ball on top of the tree or die in the
attempt. And father, sitting up with a
sick check book and a shenf of newly
arrived bills. And Florence, the cat,
somewhat the worse for having sam
pled the Christinas punch to which
father consecrated his last bottle of
1 9 FOR INDIGESTION
Kidney, hver, bladder anduric acid
troubles are most dangerous be
cause of their insidious attacks.
Heed the first warning they give
that they need attention by taking
The world's standard remedy for these
disorders, will often ward off these dis
eases and strengthen the body against
further attacks. Three si2es, all druggists.
Eaok for the name Gold Medal ea every baa
and accept BO imitation
Most of man's heio ^orshjp i
wasted on himself.
Most people endure winter and some
pretend they like it.
La Crosse, Wis."Dr. Pierce's Favor
ite Prescription is a
very good medicine
and will do all that
is claimed for it. I
can speak by what
it did for me. I was
suffering from weak
ness, was nervous
^md so completely
run-downthat I could
scarcely do my work.
STv I doctorsd and took
medicine but got no
relief. I finally de
cided to take the Favorite Prescription
and after taking two bottles my health
and strength returned. I can highly
recommend it as a woman's tonic
MRS.GEO. MossHojiDEn,611 Logan St.
Send 10 cents to Dr. Pierce's Invalids'
Hotel, Buffalo, N. Y., for trial package
of tablets. All druggists sell Prescnptioa.
Get them from your dealer
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Kill That Cold With
CASCAR A QUININE
Neglected Colds are Dangerous
Take no chance*. Keep this standard remedy handy for the first sneeze.
Breaks np a cold in 24 hours Relieves
Grippe in 3 daysExcellent for Headache
Quinine in this form does not affect the headCascara is best Tonie
LaxativeNo Opiate in Hill's.
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