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'You have served your country a
great many years"
"I have," admitted Senator Sor-
"Your people hive absolute confi
dence in you?"
"I won't say that thev always have
absolute confidence. But it has aK
ways happened that lliev'd rather take
a chance on me than they would on
the other lellovv."
handed me a cut In "The boss
"Did you stand for it?"
"I did. I've three relatives who were
laid off altogether."
Too bad you have missed the boat.
She Is now two miles at sea."
"Missed nothing. Call me an air
It is easy to get onto the curves of
bow-legged ball pitchers.
Self-made men are scarce, but self
made fools are plentiful.
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No trouble to serve
For breakfast or lunch, no
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or satisfying as
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with cream or milkfull of
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tion. Its flavor and enspness
charm the taste-a splendid
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Sold Jxy grocers
Jacket around pep
permint flavored chew
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and digestion* polish
your teeth and moisten
REALLY A BRILLIANT IDEA HIS OWN AND SOME OTHERS
School-teacher Saw at Once the
Particular Value of a Certain
Somewhat Peculiar Toy.
It looked to her like a big Idea,
She had discovered one of those
elusive, seductive, tantalizing little
tops, so popular now, in which the
mere spinning of it gives one oppor
tunity to take one, take all, pay three,
etc. Being an Indianapolis school
teacher, she immediately noted It as
"Such a clever little thing," she
said to the clerk. "I've never seen a
top like It before. What are they for?"
"Well, they're a sort of dfversion,"
the saleswoman replied. "Many peo
ple use them financially"
"Oh, yes, of course, of course. How
many of them have you? I was just
teaching the children combinations in
numbersnice for arithmetic, as It
Scenario Writer Mad His Contribution
Returned, With More Than
Rex Beach, who has forsaken the
profession of novelist for the more
lucrative one of scenaiio writer, said
at a Hollywood tea:
"It is a common enough thing for
a good man to dash off a scenario in
a week or so and get $10,000 for It,
but scenario writing, nevertheless,
isn't all beer and skittles."
Mr. Beach chuckled.
"There's an English poet in our
midst," he said, "who recently decid
ed to make his debut in the film world.
.The other day as I was lunching with
him the bell rang and the servant
brought in a bulky envelope.
"The English poet examined the
typescript in the envelope. Then he
ground his teeth.
'This is what I call rubbing It in,'
he snarled. 'I sent the Star Film cor
poration four scenarios last week, and
blamed if they haven't returned me
"I wish you would send some one
else to talk with this man about this
deal," said the head salesman to the
"What's the Idea? This Is an Im
portant matter and you are supposed
to take care of it."
"I know but It will be terribly em
barrassing to both of us. You see, this
man is the former husband of my pres
"Patience is a virtue, you know."
"Yes, and one we especially admire
in our creditors."Boston Transcript
Got a Backhander.
"What did Edith say when you asked
her for her hand?" "She simply said,
*Y,ou take the palm
Every mother thinks there is no baby
like her own and every other mother
if glad of It.
BY WALTER W. LIGGETT
WASHINGTON, D. CPresident
Harding succeeded in blocking the
Norris farm export bill, but the Kel
logg bill, offered as the administration
substitute, was too raw even for the
reactionary senate to swallow.
As a consequence it was laid on the
shelf and now a bill drafted by Sena
tor McNary of Oregon passed the
senate and was sent to the house with
The Norris bill was opposed'"by
Harding, Mellon, Hoover and adminis
tration spokesmen such as Lodge and
Edge because it went directly to the
bottom of agricultural distress and
proposed to curb matters by creating
a government corporation which would
direct and sell it abroad. It virtually
dispensed with the bankers, profes
sional exporters, grain buyers and
other middlemen and this is why it
aroused opposition. The Harding ad
ministration looks upon life with a big
business viewpoint and is not sympa
thetic with any measure that would do
away with any social parasites.
The Kellogg bill, which was drafted
at the request of the administration,
was designed to help the bankers in
stead of the farmers. It provided that
advances should be made to bankers
by the War Finance corporation and
then the farmers might get assistance
by giving new mortgages and paying
high rates of interest. There was
practically no provision for exporting
grain to starving Europe and it was
careful to protect the interests of the
middlemen at every turn of the road.
NORRIS FLAYS KELLOGG BILL
Senator Norris exposed the iniqui
ties of the Kellogg bill, and the irreg
ular manner in which it was drafted,
in one of the most sensational speech
es heard in congress in recent years.
The Nebraskan was thoroughly angry.
He dispensed with the usual "sena
torial courtesy" and called a spade a
spade. "We wanted to eliminate the
middlemen and the bill which the agri
cultural committee reported (the Nor
ris bill) would have enabled the or
ganized producers of agricultural
products in this country to carry their
own products from the farms to ^he
markets abroad," he said.
"If the operation of this bill had
been a successand I think it would
have beenthere is not any doubt that
these producers themselves then would
have taken the very machinery that
this bill set up temporarily and would
have made it permanent, and they
would have had to a great extent a per
manent elimination of the middlemen."
NOTHING FOR FARMERS
This, of course, was exactly why
the administration opposed the Norris
bill and brought in the Kellogg meas
ure. This rank bill, which was con
cocted at White House conferences
and never came before the agricultural
committee, Norris handled without
gloves. "It provides nothing for the
producer," he declared. "He is left
out entirely. The bill deals with bank
ers, with middlemen, with trust com
panies, and confers all its favors on
them. There is no provision in it un
der which anything can be done for
the farmers without a rake-off to a
banker, or a dealer, or a speculator,"
and he pointed out that its administra
tion would be in the hands of the War
Finance corporation directors "whose
only knowledge of agriculture has
perhaps been acquired in their tedious
trudging over the golf links." Norris
boldly asserted there had been fre
quent conferences at the White House
for the express purpose of blocking
his bill and directly accused Secretary
Mellon of looking at conditions solely
through a big business viewpoint.
Norris' well-aimed attack so thor
oughly exposed the vicious provisions
of the Kellogg bill that the adminis
tration ran to cover and withdrew the
measure. Then McNary of Oregon
drafted a substitute, which also turns
over the administration of farm cred
its to the War Finance corporation
and protects the middlemen, but does
allow advances to individual producers
and associations of producers as well
as to bankers and speculators. The
agricultural committee reported this
bill by a vote of 10 to 2.
SHIPPING BOARD IS ATTACKED
Senator La Follette has launched
an attack on the United States ship
ping board this week, charging that
the American merchant marine was
dominated by British influences which
were deliberately sabotaging its oper
ations. Senator La Follette declared
that certain powerful railroad mag
nates, putting profits above patriot
ism, had formed a combination with
British shipping interests to transport
all the foreign shipments they control
in British vessels.
In support of his charges Senator
La Follette referred to the report
biade to the shipping board last March
by Roscoe C. Mitchell, assistant to the
jspecial American shipping commis
Jsioner in Europe, in which he declared
that the British were conducting an
(active propaganda campaign, "within
pur own borders," to discredit the
merchant marine. He also quoted
from the sensational speech made last
THE TOMAHAWK. WHITE EARTH. MINN.
HARDING KILLS FARM EXPORT BILL
SENATE PASSES M'NARY SUBSTITUTE
OUR WASHINGTON LETTER
Kellogg of Minnesota Active in Aiding Middlemen Against
FarmersNorris Delivers Sensational Speech Against
McNary BillLa Follette Shows British Hand in Our
Shipping BoardWilliams Gives Important Testimony
on Reserve BoardManufacturers Protest Against
Fordney Tariff BillDetails of New Tax Shifting Plans.
January by Senator Jones of Wash
ington, chairman of the senate com
merce committee and author of ^the
present shipping act, in which he stat
ed that the British were determined to
retain their maritime supremacy and
were willing to go to any length to do
Senator La Follette declared the
British had gained control of the na
tion's merchant marine through com
panies that were posing as American
concerns but were in reality English.
To these, he said, the shipping board
had allocated its finest vessels.
"If the British board of trade had
controlled the affairs of the shipping
board, it could not have done worse for
our merchant marine than the ship
ping board has done," he declared.
FEDERAL RESERVE DEFLATED
John Skelton Williams, formerly
comptroller of the treasury, recently
told the joint committee on agricul
tural inquiry some pointed truths
about the discrimination practiced
the federal reserve banking board
against the farmers of the country.
He showed that during the period of
deflation certain New York banks
were loaned more money than all the
country banks in the agricultural
states. This money was in turn hand
ed out to bank officers at special rates
to be used for speculative purposes,
while Governor Harding of the fed
eral reserve board told farmers they
could not get money with which to
hold their crops because this would
"aid speculation." The federal reserve
board charged country banks higher
rates than it charged New York banks,
and, according to Mr. Williams, delib
erately tried to deflate the prices of
All economists who have studied the
question from an unbiased standpoint
have come to the conclusion that the
federal reserve banks have been run
in the interests of Wall street, and Mr.
Williams corrobates these conclusions
by citing definite instances which
prove this point. Progressives in
congress are demanding that business
men, farmers and workers be given
representation on the governing board,
but this demand will be resisted by
the administration, which wants to
keep its control exclusively in the
hands of bankers. Naturally the bank
ers run the board for the benefit of
themselves and their fellow bankers
and the rest of the country suffers
through their unconscionable greed
TARIFF MUST BE REVISED
In previous letters I repeatedly
pointed out that the Fordney tariff bill
was a monstrosity, full of jokers,
which imposed such high rates that it
would shut off all imports and kill
foreign trade as well by causing re
prisals in Europe. I also pointed out
that the Republican majority limited
debate, practically made amendments
impossible, and rushed this make-shift
measure through the house before its
members had time even to read the
billmuch less to understand its ini
quities. The truth of my assertions is
now being proved by the widespread
protest from business interests all
over the country.
The Fordney bill was so stupidly de
signed that it actually would ruin
many independent concerns not given
special advantages by some "joker."
Representatives of some of the largest
manufacturers and importers in the
country have appeared before the
senate finance committee to protest
against the so-called "American valu
ation" plan and it is generally conced
ed in Washington that the senate will
have to write a practically new bill.
Representatives Sinclair of North
Dakota and Keller of Minnesota are
entirely justified in their votes against
this measure. It is a worse bill than
the Payne-Aldrich measure, which
caused the repudiation of the Republi
can party in 1910.
According to "inspired" newspapei
interviews emanating from President
Harding, Secretary Mellon, Chairman
Fordney and Nicholas Longworth, the
"inside circle" of the house ways and
means committee intends to report a
revenue bill which repeals the excess
profits tax, reduces the higher income
surtaxes by more than one-half, re
moves the $2,000 exemption on small
incomes, retains practically all the
burdensome transportation and "nui
sance" taxes, imposes a $10 tax on
automobiles, and, as a crowning perfi
dy, increases the first class postage
rate from 2 to 3 cents.
This is special legislation of the
most vicious character. Treasury re
ports show that in 1919 less than 5,000
persons paid the higher surtax rates
on incomes of more than $100,000.
Yet, if these rates are cut in half, it
means a reduction of the government's
revenue of nearly half a billion dol
lars and this will be raised by placing
higher taxes upon the poorer classes
of citizens. Most of the 5,000 million
aires seeking to shift their burdens of
taxation are war profiteers well able
Improved Lawn Mower.
A lawn mower that will successful
ly cut the grass on the incline of a
terrace and that will not require its
operator to pull it up and down, nor
run up and down the grass bank him
self, is described in Popular Mechan
ics Magazine. In construction the
new device does not differ greatly
from the old-style lawn mower In
stead of the stationary handle, the
new machine has a pivoted handle
set on a toothed quadrant. By lifting
a stop pin from between the teeth of
the quadrant, and setting it to the
desired point, the mower is brought
into an angular position relative to
the operator, so that he can cut a
lengthwise swath on the slope with
out leaving the ground level.
The dear old lady was traveling In
A compartment of an English train
and, what with her knitting and
watching the scenery and her guide
book, she was enjoying herself about
as much as old ladles usually do. Then
a young soldier, carrying a rifle, came
in and sat opposite her. Immediately
she stiffened up and presently said, in
no unmistakable tones:
"Sir, will you please put the nozzle
of your gun out of the window?"
If You Need a Medicine
You Should Have tbe 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.
A medicinal preparation that has real
curative value almost" sells itself, as like
an endless chain system the remedy is
recommended by those 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,
so 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
Swamp-Boot by Parcels Post. Address
Dr. Kilmer & Co., Binghamton, N. Y.,
and enclose ten cents also mention this
paper. Large and medium size bottles
for sale at all drug stores.Advertisement
Mrs. PesterBefore we were mar
ried you said you were unworthy to
lace my shoes, and now I'm giving yon
the chance to do it you refuse.
Her HusbandJust so. Well, I
still feel unworthy.
"Say, waiter, is this an Incubator
"I don't know, sir."
"It must be. 4ny chicken that has
had a mother could never get as tough
as this^one is."
There is more money made by hu
moring people than by Instructing
1 There are times when the almighty
dollar will not go as far as a little po
After Thorough Trial a Detroit,
Mich., Man Endorses Pe-ru-na
The following letter mitten
from Detroit, Michigan is no snap
judgment expressea on the merits
of Pe-ru-na, the well*
but rather a mature,
sober opinion formed
alter a full year's trial.
This is the way Mr.
Michael Fako of 906
East Palmer Avenue,
in the Michigan Metro
polis, writest "After
using PE-RU-NA for
about one year will say
I have found it a very
good medicine for ca
tarrh. It has helped
me a great deal and I
am very well satisfied. I have
gained in weight, eat and sleep
well, my bowels are regular and
better color in my face.
AMUSED HIS NAVAL HOSTS
Lawmaker Eminently Justified His
Reputation as a Man of Some
One of the new members of the
house of representatives, who is re
garded as a somewhat eccentric per
son, was a continual source of aston
ishment aboard a transport on her trip
to the bomb-dropping experiments off
the Virginia capes. Examining an in
strument aboard the vessel, and being
informed it was a range finder, be in
quired how far it would shoot. Be
ing loaned a telescope to make a bet
ter examination of the battleship Iowa,
he looked through the big end instead
of the little one and then complained
he could not see anything. He fol
lowed this with a denunciation of a
naval policy which permitted the pur
chase of such useless things.
But the thing that interested some
cf his colleagues most was the fact
that he brought no baggage aboard, not
even a toothbrush, so far as anybody
could find out.
"Why should I bring any baggage?"
he asked. "We're only going to be gone
four days aren't we?"Brooklyn Eagle.
"PE-RU-NA has done wonders
and to me is worth itsweight in
gold. I shall continue to use
PE-RU-NA as long as
I live and recommend
to my friends who are
Nothing can be more
convincing than an en
dorsement of this na
ture from an actual
user. There are many
people in every com
munity whose experi
ence,in using Pe-ru-na,
hasbeen identical with
Mr. Fako's. It is the
standby for coughs,
colds, catarrh, stomach
and bowel disorders and all ca
Put up in both tablet and liquid
form. SOLD EVERYWHERE.
What Did He Mean?
Imagine the shock that the congre
gation of an Indianapolis church re
ceived when its pastor, at the close of
the offertory, looked down on the col
lecting plates and remarked:
"Evidently there is a stranger herd
tonight. I see a strange dollar bill in
One Day With the Lord.
But, beloved, be not ignorant of this
one thing, that one day is with the
Lord as a thousand years, and a thou
sand years as one day.TI Peter 3:3.
Now Feels Yountl After
Taking Eatonic for
"I had sour stomach ever since I had
the grip and It bothered me badly
Have taken Eatonic only a week and
am much better. Am 80 years old,"
says Mrs. John Hill.
Eatonic quickly relieves sour stom
ach, indigestion, heartburn, bloating
and distress after eating because it
takes up and carries out the excess
acidity and gases which cause most
stomach ailments. If you have "tried
everything" and still suffer, do not give
up hope. Eatonic has brought relief to
tens of thousands like you. A big box
costs but a trifle with your druggist's
Land of Prosperity
offerstohome seekers opportunities thatcan
not be secured elsewhere. The thousands of
farmers from the United States who have
accepted Canada's generous offer to settle on
FREE homesteads or buy farm land in her
provinces have been well repaid by bountiful
crops. There is still available on easy terms
Fertile Land at $15 to $30 an Acre
land similar to that which through many
yearshas yielded from 20 to 45 bushel*
of wheat to the acreoats, barley and
flax also in. great abundance, while raising
hones, sheep and hogs is equally
Hundreds of farmers in Western
anada have raised crops in a single season
worth more than thewholecost of theirland.
With such success comes prosperity, inde
pendence,goodhomesandallthecomfortsand conveniences which stakelifeworthliving.
Farm Gardens, Poultry, Dairying
are sources of income second only to grain
growing and stock raising. Attractive
climate, good neighbors, churches and,
schools,good markets,railroad *gii1iHttk
rural telephone, etc.
For certificate entitlingyon to re
ducedrailway rates, illustratedhtera*,
ture, maps, description of farm oppoiw'
tunitJes to Manitoba. Saskatchewan,
311 Jaekson Street
St Past. Mian.
FBEGKLE S gSSa^
WV N. U., Minneapolis, No. 33-1921.
Metal and Paper Money.
Only gold coins are worth their face
value by reason of the gold in them
at the world rate of $20.67 an ounce.
Silver and other coins do not have
metal in them that equals their face
Value. Their value is depreciated by
an over issue of paper currency, as
has generally occurred in European
countries, and by the demand for
American dollars in bills of exchange
to pay for American exports which
have been greatly in excess of Ameri
can imports. Under more normal con
ditions the, demand for bills of ex
change in America and other coun
tries about balance, and keep most
issues of money at a parity.
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