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"Subscription Price $1.50
-Office: First Street, East of Court House
aus-mess Manager
"Our Country! In
her intercourse with
foreign nations may
she always be in the
right but our Country,
right or wrong."
While poverty is no disgrace* it is
ireally nothing to brag about.
*The people are again asked to
economize on sugar. However^ the
main difficulty seems to be in first get
"ting the sugar.
The cost of turkoys was so high at
Christmas that many people enter
tained the opinion that the administra
Jt3on was regulating the price.
Because a girl paints her face is no
indication that she would go down on
lier knees and paint the kitchen floor
to economize on the high cost of living.
'Minneapolis Journal: Conan Doyle
says the dead can come, and sure
enough, just then William Jennings
Bryan rapped twice on the wall and
amoved the table.
The government's loss on the opera
tion of railroads during the past two
years has been $700,000,000. But what
-could be expected under such gross
"Can you tell me the name of the
Tepresentative American nut?" asks a
subscriber. Well, we would suggest
that you take your choice between the
peanut and Bill Bryan.
x j., soldiers Siberia.
At last the salaries of preachers in
some parts of the country have been
raised. Well, they are a hard-working^
class of people and th Av pay, in most
arstances, scandalously low.
Tom Frankson denies that he is in
league with Townley in his candidacy
for the governorship.' But the voters
will,' of course place their own con
struction upon the statement.
Because Senator Shields of Tennes
see refused to vote for the league of
^nations covenant the Nashville Courier
refers to him as "Judas." It is thus
-easy to figure out who the Banner con
siders Mr. Wilson to be.
The organized raid on alien reds in
"the twin cities and throughout the
country by the department of justice
is a good move provided they are not
permitted to remain in Ameiica as was
Anarchist Georgian of Minneapaolis.
Heds throughout the country are be
ing rounded up and the government
says it will deport them. But let us
not jubilate until we know they are on
"their way to Russia. The ways of the
-government are mysterious to a high
Now comes the government and
says that sugar profiteers will be
-prosecuted under the McNpry act. But
it doesn't seem to make much differ
enceif the past is any criterionun
cler what law profiteers*are prosecuted,
.for they usually escape punishment.
"People impressed with the idea that
'women will cut a small factor in fu
ture elections should disabuse their
miiads of the same. Thoy are organiz
iirg-and organizing strongly, and when
^"hey enter the political ring to make a
9iit they are going to hit hard. Re
iwicmber this.
The action of Judge John C. Pollock
of Kansas City takes our fancyhe
sentenced 27 "I. W. W. scoundrels to
terms in the penitentir ry of from three
-to nine years, and iot one escaped
TJUTiishment. Like Judge Landis of
Albert Pfaender of New Ulm, who
was removed from 'she office of city
attorney in 1917 for delivering anti
draft speeches, may file for congress
on the republican ticket. We maintain
a very decided opinion of any min who
will vote for Pfaender.
Miss Lucille Pugh, a prominent New
York attorney, strongly advocates the
wearing of wedding rings by married
men the same as women in order to
prevent "entangling alliances." Our
suggestion would be that instead of
wearing a wedding ring upon fiis finger
mere man be required to fasten it to
his nose.
Information from within the Town
ley camp, says a political writer, is to
the effect that Franklin F. Ellsworth
will be the governorship candidate of
the nonpartisan league in the republi
can primaries. Mr. Ellsworth had bet
ter hie himself into a dark corner and
sit down, for his chances are less than
One of Edwrrd Bok's first aces af
ter retiring from the editorship
of the Ladies' Home Journal was to re
duce the rent of six houses he owns
at Merton. There are but a few edi
tors who retire with sufficient money
to keep a roof over their own heads.
However, most of them never retire
they just drop down a die in harness.
President Elliot of.the Great North
ern Railway company says that an ex
penditure of at least six billion dollars
will be necessary to place the trans
portation service of the country upon
its former high standard. This gives
an idea of the way in which the gov
ernment has been conducting the rail
road systems since it entered into con
A Washington dispatch tells us th*at
more Jap troops have been sent to
Siberia. We hope the number is suf
ficient to release our boys who are on
duty in that frozen, God-forsaken
country. Baker should order them
home before their number is further
decimated by bolshevist bullets and
disease. There is not an American
citizen today who upholds the action
of the war department in keeping our
this jurist is doing his duty
to his country.
It has been ruled by the United
"SSiates supreme court that "a treaty
ns only a proposal until approved by
the senate." This completely knocks
the (props from under those people who
contend that the senate is merely but
ting into Mr Wilson's private busi
resshis treaty.
CAireftort of the federal reserve board
^business conditions discloses no
evidence that the administration lias
\reen successful in reducing the cost of
Jrving, but that, on the contrary, a
i'^ciwrtJinual advance in prices is shown.
jDf course. But why have Attorney
"General Palmer and others been try
ing to make us believe that the cost of
living has declined from 15 to 25 per
he aring in the habeas corpus case
Ale an-
rrchistx,i whGeorgian,atMumoapoLs is now Ellis island, has
been postponed to Janu 12, and the
chances are that a considerable time
will elapse before this notorious red
will start on his trip to the land of
the bolsheviki. However, the courts
should not dillydally with this convict
ed alien anarchist. Ho has been or
dered deported, and there is no reason
why he should be permitted to remain
in this country.
The McNary bill, continuing the
United States sugar equalization
board, has been signed" by President
Wilson. In speaking of the equaliza
tion board Jos. Tumulty said that, as
there is no central control over sugar
in Cuba this year as there was last,
it might be impossible for the govern
ment to now step In and purchase
sugar without increasing the price to
the consumer. Then, if \he equaliza
tion board cannot operate to reduce
the price of sugar of what use is it to
the consumer?
A person named V. E. Smith, styling
himself a "pecan promoter," writes us
from St. Petersburg, Florida, asking
that we publish his adveritsement and
thus become "a partner in Florida's
great industry" to the extent of re
ceiving 10 per cent commission on all
sales effected through the ad. He also
thinks we should insert "a snappy local
or two referring to the main advertise-
ment." Mr. Smith submitted his pro
moter's proposition to the wrong pa
per when he selected the Union. His
pecans may be of superior quality and
all that sort of thing, but we have
not yet arrived at that stage of nutti
ness where we accept ads on the com
mission plan. We advise Mr. Smith
to try other papers, but we scarcely
think ^hat any of our brethren will
"fall" for the proposition.
Some people say that Hiram John
son of California, candidate for the
nomination of president of the United
States, talks too much. But everyone
knows who have read Hiram's ad
dresses that they contain a good deal
of common sensein fact all common
sense. Besides they are impregnated
with pure Americanism. In an analy
sis of the candidates who have so far
filed, the writer has no hesitation in
saying that he is in favor of the Cali
fornian because he is a business man
and a true blue American. As we
have upon more than one occasion re
marked, the United States should ha\e
a businessman for presidentthat mil
itary or naval men and pedagogues are
entirely out of place. General Wood,
who, with otheis has also filed, is
doubtless a conscientious old chap and
splendid American citizen, but these
qual|fi,cations alone do not fill the bill.
Let lis have a businessman for the next
president of the
-rTrited Statesa man
^Germany's armed forces are estim&t-1 as usual, setting the right exampl
ed by the London war office to total
one million men, which goes to show
that, despite the terms of the armis
tice, Hindenburg has been steadily
proceeding with the organization of
an army for future activities. But
the allies have no one but themselves
to blame, for thry should have forced
compliance with the terms of the
agreement. A German army of a
moderate weapons,, certainly consti
tutos a menace to France
fond expectancy the consequent and
milhon men, all fully equipped with terests would be as scrupulously looked
after by the government as they could
"Harvey's Weekly: The fine'" bid
Christmas pantomime of "The Coon
and Colonel Crockett" was duly per
formed with distinction and eclat be
fore a vastly diverted company of
spectators. The big five packing cor
porations impersonated the Coon with
the grace, agility and humor for which
that natural comedian of the woods is,
noted while as the stern and resolute
Colonel" Crockett the attorney general
performed an appropriate quiver of the
sinister eyelid,,and conspicuously dis
played a placard "Loaded" on the bar
rel of his trusty rifle. The assembled
spectators greatly admired the coming
down of the Coon, and at the hour of
this writing were still waiting with
corresponding descent of the high cost,
of living.
C. I. Weikert of the law department
of the state university, says that the
remission by Secretary Baker of the
sentence of Lawrence Perlmutter
who was serving 20 years in prison
for treasonis a flagrant miscarriage
of justice and a direct slap at the real
Americans, who served their country
loyally in the war. Perlmutter was
convicted of treason at Coblenz upon
the charge of giving information to the
enemy of Mr. Weikert was at the
trial, so he knows whereof he speaks
when he says, "I listened to the evi
dence against him, and I am as certain
today of his guilt as I was then." Mr.
Wiekert declares that the move was
actuated by politics, but be that as it
may, the fact that a traitor to his coun
try was given freedom is a shameful
proceedingan injustice to every
American legionaire. Even with a
sentence of 20 years Perlmutter was
getting off easy. Shooting is the usual
punishment for a traitor to his coun
try, and it is none "too severe.
Truth in a Nutshell.
It is not the boys who gave such
valiant service that are stirring up^ the
rumpus in state and national affairs,
but those who stayed at home or were
conscientious objectors.Faribault Pi
The Quadrennial Issue."
Whatever the issues 'spouted about
on the stump next year, underlying it
all will be the same old inability of two
sets of patriots to occupy one set of
offices at the same time.Greenville
(S. C.) Piedmont.
Stabbed in the Back.
The Birmingham News says: "When
the time comes for the solid south to
be broken up it will be when the south
has forsaken Jeffersonian democracy."
Well, the southern democrats have not
only forsaken Jeffersonian democracy
they have assassinated it.National
Congress Against It.
Roger W. Babson says $2,000,000,-
000 could be cut from the government
estimates for next year by a competent
system of budget. The ghost of Nel
son W. Aldrich has been saying that
ever since it became a ghost. The
trouble is that congress does not want
to make that saving.St. Paul Dis
patch. J"
Will Welcome the Change..
The return fof the roads to private
owners will meet with many obstacles,
and it will require time to get things
running properly again. But most of
us who have had experience with gov
ernment operation are ready and will
ing to see private control again and
welcome the change.Langer (Tex.)
Courier. 4
Palmer and WilsonianPoIitics.
Attorney General Palmer's "compro
mise" with the meat packers isn't
meeting with the favor expected. By
some it is looked upon as another
Standard Oil case, where one busted
trust had twenty-nine little ones and
they all grew up into big husky robust
trusts that can withstand all on
slaughts from any or all the trust
busters that ever was.Mesaba Ore.
Emulate the Farmers.
If everybody in America would work
as farmers work, the high cost of liv
ing would come down in a hurry be
cause production would immediately
increase. When the nation quits its
joy riding and goes to work again un
rest will disappear, extravagance will
largely cease because men will be
working instead of loafing, and most
of our social and industrial troubles
will melt into thin air. The farmer is,
let the national slogan bequit loafing
and striking and spending and wasting
and go to work.Long Prairie Leader.
Pledges Sho'i'd Be Kept.
It will be remembered that when the
railroads were ta*eu over by the gov
ernment the president stated that in
vestors in railroad securities "might
rest assured that their rights and
be by the directors of the several rail
road systems." And he also said: "It
is also an obligation of public con
science and public honor that the pri
vate interests we disturb should be
kept from unjust injury." It must be
assumed that these assurances were
given in
Send for This Bulletin, Cattlemen.
The act of judging is the foundation
of all beef cattle shows and is also
largely the means of determining the
value of cattle offered in public sales,
says Farmers' Bulletin No. 1068,
"Judging Beef Cattle," recently issued
by the United States department of
agriculture. Each breeder, therefore,
to attain success in his line must be a
good judge, so that he can select and
mate individuals to get the best possi
ble offspring. A thorough knowledge
of judging feeders, for example, is im
portant, since profit* in cattle feeding
usually depends upon buying animals
of the right tyne.
Without definite standards, stoek
judging cannot be successful. The
ideal beef type in the fat animal, to
cite another example, consists in a low
set body which is broad, deep and
smooth, with straight lines and with a
thick, even covering of firm flesh. In
addition to this general beef form, good
quality indicated by the hair, hide,
and bone, together with general char
acter and style, are important, because
they are an index to the quality of the
The bulletin mentioned takes up in
detail, various phases of judging, to
gether with an easily understood dis
cussion of the various types of ani
mals and the method of scoring them.
It may be had free on application.
The quotations hereunder are those
prevailing on Thursday morning at the
time of going to press:
Triumphs $3.00 $3.10
Burbanks $3.30 $3.40
Ohios $3,25 $3.50
Cobblers A
kept.Boston Her
ar faith, and both congress
and thaet executive should bo zealous to
Can You Beat It?
Here is surely something interest
ing: "The price of horses in Rapid
City, S.lBV
because of the high price
of feed, hi'some instances has reached
the lowest mark ever known in West
ern South Dakota. A man in Rapid
Purchased a team for $7.50. When
ascertained the price of feed he
decided he had no use for the horses
and sold them to another man for $10.
The third purchaser got "cold feet"
when he learned the price of feed, and
he sold the team to a barber, receiving
in payment $7.00 in cash and a bicycle.
He sold them for $10.00. Then the
man died and the final purchaser sold
the hides for $17.00." Can you beat
it?Chisago County News.
& 5
Hens Do Their Bit.
It is questionable if ever before in
the history of education a boy came to
college bringing with him a flock of
hens as his financial backers but that
this may nowadays happen, not with
one boy but three, is shown by a report
from the Connecticut agricultural col
lege. By arrangement with the col
lege the boys will be able to rent space
for their poultry yards, and the mar
keting of the eggs is expected to meet
the expense of their education. Al
though new in educational history, the
idea is not altogether experimental, for
the undergraduate poultrymen will
have already proved at home that they
can make hens prQfitable, and the
project rests as firmly on a reasonable
study of past experience as~any other
business enterprise.Christian Science
$3.35 $3.45
Kings r. $3.15 $3.20
Russets $3.25 $3.40
(PeGRAm- 100 lbs)^ 4?.
WheatNo. 1 $2.90
WheatNo. 2 $2.86
WheatNo. 3 $2.76
Wheats-No. 4 $2.66
WheatNo. 5 $2.50
Flax $4.20 $4.36
Rye $1.62 $1.66
Oats 71c"@ 74c
Barley $1.30 $1.37
.(These prices are subject to change
& at any time.)Hjp
Fat Beeves", per lb 5c 7c
Calves, per lb 10c 12c
Hogs, per cwt $9.00 $10.50
Sheep, per lb 4c 6c
Hens, per lb lie 15c
Fancy Apples 10 pounds for .....55c
*,Good Coffee, per pound ...?...29c
4 Coffee, per package ..c!..*..T.29c
Lenox Soap, bar R6
4 Crown Raisins, per pound ORc"
Fancy Prunes, per pound
Fancy Pink Salmon, 1 lb. flat can 25
Fancy Mixed Nuts, pound oo
Mixed Candy, pound oc
Seeded Raisins, pound
Armour's"Oatmeal, large size OQc
Large Package Foley's Toasted Corn Flakes, |8c
Sauer Kraut, 2 cans for
Fancy Sweet^orn 2 cans for
Early June Peas, 2 cans for
Red Kidney Beans, 2 cans for
Pork and Beans, 2 cans for
16 oz. Best Catsup for..!
Chowchow, sweet mixed, sweet relish and
sour pickles, 2 bottles for
Large Oval can Sardines, *2c
Jap Rose Soap, 3 bars for 9Sc
Vitos Breakfast Food, package 22c
Swift's Pure Lard, pound an
Swift's Jewel Shortening, pound Ofic
Large cans of Strawberries, Red Raspberries
and Loganberries, can gg
Corn Starch, package
Extra Fancy Jap Rice, pound ic
Large Assortment of Fancy Mixed Cookies, lb 25c
Standard Cornflakes, 3 for age
Honor Brand selected stuffed and plam
Olives, bottles ^Rc
Kirk's Flake White, Sunny Monday and Crystal
White Soaps, bar "c
Lewis Lye, can i{jc
Dutch Cleanser, can |JQC
Large can of Fancy Tomatoes, can 1QC
Large can of Honor Brand Pineapple, can 37c
Medium size can of Honor Pineapple, can 27c
Large can of Oysters, can 3f
Full Cream Cheese, pound: ....38c
One quart jar of Pure Honey, QQC
Comb Honey, comb 3g
Postum Cereal, package 1 |g
Grapenuts, 2 packages for 25c
Snuff, 3 for 25c
Yeast, 3 packages for |QC
lObars of Sail Soap 39c
Read the Union Ads. It will pay you.
Turning The CLeaf
CPURN over anew leaf----begin the
year right.4 1
for a
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25c 25c 25c 25c
Z5c 25c
That long delayed sittinwne
portrait:--your children want it
your parents want ityou owe it to them.
So come in today, while* the year is young
and the thought fresh in your mind?
Palmquist Photo Studio
J. "Quality Photographs
At Princeton every Friday and Saturday. Sittings
on Friday evenings by appomtmentf

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