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"CENTER OF BRITISH EMPtRE Unpretentious Dwelling London Houses the Real Rulers of Great Commonwealth of Nations. For 200 years a severely plain nnd unpretentious three-story brick dwell ing has become widely known through out the world as Britain's central of fice of the diplomatic service. "No. 10 Downing street" refers to one of London's historic houses n the so called "street of power," which nestles close to the confines of Whitehall. There have dwelt therein celebrities, such as Walpole. IMtt, Chatham, Can ning, Disraeli and Gladstone. In all, no fewer than fifty ministers have lived there. Sir George Downing, after whom the thoroughfare is named, was the son of a London barrister, a nephew of Governor Winthrop of Massachu setts colony, and a graduate of Har vard, who obtained the house as a gift from Charles II as a reward for unusual service performed by him while he was representing his country in Holland. He had emigrated to America at the age of fourteen and when he left Harvard, in 1645, a youth of twenty-one, he became an itinerant preacher in the West Indies. Shortly afterward he returned to England and became a chaplain in Colonel Okey's regiment. As a faithful Puritan, who later in life assured Charles II that he saw the error of his ways due to the principles imbibed during his stay in New England, he shortly afterward en rolled under Cromwell as a scout mas ter. After Downing's death, when the lease on the building lapsed to the crown, the property was given to the Hanoverian minister, Count Bothma, by George II, and, when the count died, was tendered to Walpole, who accept ed it on condition that the house should forever remain the residence of Brit ain's ministers. MANAGED DRAGON BY WIRE Opera House Manager Had Unique Idea for the Direction of Impor tant Stage "Property." Our Chinese friends would be Inter ested to learn of the way "foreign dev ils" control dragons. In one of the operas produced at the Metropolitan Opera house in New York the Inside of the dragon, which is made of canvas and papier-mache, con sists of two small boys, who are sup posed to guide the beast's movements Jn accordance with the music. They jftre rarely equal to doing that correct ly, even after rehearsal. A recent per formance is stated to have been given without a single stage rehearsal, since no time could be found for the prepa ration of the opera. It was, therefore, more than ever necessary to have the occupants of the dragon's inside kept tip to their business. The stage mana ger decided to install a telephone in the beast. It connected with the opera house switchboard. On one end was the stage manager, and at the other were two receivers strapped to the heads of the two boys, who received from moment to moment directions as to what they should do. The dragon under the circumstances covered him self with glory. Foch on the Poles. Speaking* at Spa to an American in terviewer, Marshal Foch said: "I am too old to believe in military adventures such as theirs. Young nations find it difficult to restrain their activities, and I think that is the case with Poland. My counsel has always been one of prudence. "The Poles should have begun by consolidating the internal life of their country then they could have turned to external problems, Despite my reputation of being an imperialist, I do not sympathize with expeditions of conquest, and, of course, that is what the Polish campaign started out to be. "The Poles ought to choose a line of great natural strength which they could defend. They must marshal their armies there, conforming to that line and making their last stand there "The Poles started out to go to Mos- cow," Marshall Foch added smilingly, and tapped his head, as much as to say that only lunatics would have at tempted such a venture. "The great Napoleon lost himself in Russia," he said. "It is easy to enter Russia, but one comes out faster than one goes in."Des Moines Register. The Next Congress. The republican program embraces a vigorous fight for continued control on Capitol hill. Mr. Harding in the white house would have but limited power without a republican congress to work with. So the republican managers are laying their plans for another senate and house. Their hold on#the present senate is extremely slender. In the house they are well fixed as to num bers. The democrats, of course, are alive to the same necessity. Gov. Cox in the white house facing a republican congress would have small chance to realize on his election. In many things his hands would be tied. So the democratic managers are giving attention to their party's congressional needs and asking for the strongest nominations possible. The third party movement, -which has many weaknesses, has this weak- ^:"%".f^^f^ii^^^^ ness in particular. It is occupied sole- tions of the country and found the ly with plans for putting a presidential ticket in the field. It has no organiza tion as to congress, and no time in which to form one. So even if it should enjoy the phenominal luck of electing its presidential ticket it could do no business in the way of legisla tion. Neither a republican nor a dem ocratic congress would act in accord ance with the recommendations of any man who had entered the white house with such instructions as the third party will issue. All things inspire the hope that the party succeeding in November may be entirely successfulmay win both the presidency and the congress. The country's affairs need action, and an executive of one party and a legisla tive body of another party would either delay action or make such ac tion as might be taken of a hybrid nature unequal to the demands. Washington Star. Men or Principles? "There'll be plenty of voiced issues, but the real one is men." Thus quoth Judge E. M. Moore, democratic na tional committeeman for Ohio, and the pre-convention manager of Gover nor Cox's campaign. We had thought that ours was a government of laws, not of men and that political campaigns were waged, or should be waged, on principles and not on personalities. True, we should have nothing to fear if the latter were the case. In personal character the republican candidates are certainly no loss "without fear and without re proach" than their democratic oppon ents, nor are they in the least degree their inferiors in intellectual capacity or in familiarity with the duties of the government. Yet are we so wedded to democracy and so prejudiced against autocracy that we cling, despite Gov ernor Cox's friend, to principles rath er than personalities as the legitimate issues of the campaign. We must, however, recognize a wide spread and systematic effort to make this a campaign of men rather than of principles. Notably was this set forth in the results of that conjuncture of "two great men" which so felled the reverently appreciative soul of the assistant secretary of the navy with wonder, love and praise. President Wilson declared concerning it that it had demonstrated that he and Gover nor Cox "were absolutely as one" with regard to the league of nations. But he gave not the slightest inkling as to the policy or principles concerning the league about which they were so perfectly agreed. Governor Cox, too, reported that they were "agreed as to the meaning and sufficiency of the democratic platform," and he loyally added that "What ho promised I shall, if elected, endeavor with all my strength to give." But not a single peep did he emit as to what they were agreed the platform meant. In other words, all those supreme matters of national importance were to be withheld from the vulgar crowd. These "two great men" knew what they were, and were agreed concerning them, and that fact must suffice for the mere people. That is the political philosophy which is being promulgated by the former and present leaders of the democratic party. It is not a political philosophy acceptable to the American people, who elect men not to be their masters but their servants. Colonel Harvey. New Light on Soviet Russia. Americans seeking a true impres sion of soviet Russia and the men who govern it have been confused by a mass of conflicting evidence. Friends of bolshevism have painted the soviet rulers as angels. Its foes have con demned them as devils. In all the de bate over Russia there has been little opportunity to study the people of the communes as ordinary human beings. A delegation of British labor radi cals have just returned frcm Moscow after exploring soviet Russia. They journeyed far into the red territory, believing themselves communists. They have returned as utterly opposed to the soviet system as they are to any military dictatorship. They declare that 80 per cent of the Russians are opposed to the soviet government. They find the atmos phere just the opposite to that of freedom. They brand the soviet lead ers as fanatics imbued with the sole idea of world revolution and governing in the most dictatorial and militant fashion. Elections are held by the raising of hands in order that any opposition can be marked for death. There is neither fredom of press nor freedom of speech. Spies are everywhere ready to con demn to "death without trial" anyone who speaks ill of the soviet and its rulers. Only persons of political importance enjoy the use of telephones, automo biles and the luxuries of life, including choice foods. Permits for railroad journeys, for making purchases at stores and the like, all rest with those in control. The delegation visited the rural sec- Russian peasants an ignorant but kindly mass who only want their lands and the right to live and tilrthc soil. They know nothing of the Soviet's war on Poland. Many appeared not to know Lenine and Trotsky. Most of the peasants admitted that they were in worse straits than ever before, and said they would welcome any govern ment that does not conscript their la bor or take their crops for paper that is worthless. The gist of the delegation's conclu sions is that the soviet form of govern ment involves more evils than the sort of government it seeks to destroy. But the allies, in opposing it, are only furthering its aims and giving it the means of national unification. Experi ence of power is altering the Soviet's theories of government, and in the course of time it will reach the point from which it started.Minneapolis Journal. A Strong Cabinet Needed. Senator Harding's announcement some time ago that if he and Gov ernor Coolidge are elected he will invite the vice president to a seat in the cabinet meetings met with instant popular approval. No less pleasing is his recent assurance to Governor Hart of Washington that one of his "particular ambitions" is to see that the "country gets one of the strongest cabinets that can be brought to gether." The country is thoroughly tired of the kind of cabinets it has been forced to put up with for the past seven years cabinets composed largely of men of mediocre ability whose chief recommendation has been that their minds readily would "go along" with that of the president. It welcomes the idea of return to cabinet traditions un der such men as Roosevelt, when cabi net members were something more than rubber stamps to register the president's will. The country wants a change, not only of cabinets, but of the whole con ception of the chief executive's posi tion in our system of government which has been responsible for the se lection of weak cabinets. It is the be lief that it can expect more in this direction from Senator Harding than from Governor Cox that has made the republican nominee such a favorite in election prognostications.St. Paul Dispatch. Lingerie at the Front. In the rush of an emergency and preparation for war mistik .s will hap pen, but it will tax the ingenuity of re sponsible officials to the utmost to give the American people a satisfac tory explanation of how and why a varied assortment of slylkh goods usually sold in department chores hap pened to be among the military sup plies cold by the Unit-.d States to the Frer_ch government. Cabled reports from Paris state that the inventory of these stocks has just ^en complet ed by the French government. The announcement of the discovery of the surprising character of some of the "surplus stocks" of the American army therefore bears the sanction of French officials. In one camp it is reported that thousands of layettes were found. These things have never yet beon con sidered essential for r.n expeditionary force. They usually are to be found only in stores or in the privacy of the home where preparation is being made A THE PRINCETON UNION: THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 1920 for expected arrivals in the family. True, these layettes constitute a form of preparedness that is essential to the welfare of the country, but it is hnrdly military in character. In an other camp where large surplus stocks were stored a number of cases labeled "woolen socks" were opened, only to disclose tho fact that instead of the "homely but useful articles so welcome to the dougliboy in cold weather they contained fine silk hosiery, suitable neither in size ror texturo for the col dier, anchequally unsuitable for the women cr.gaged in cautocn or other rough work near the front. Other cases, according to the cabled reports, contained handsome ribboned night robes and silk underwear. Americans r-.r^ told that these dis-~ covcries arc "amusing" to those who made them. The stocks were sold as they stood, without being inventoried. Their character was disclosed when the French officials, not willing to buy "a pig in a poke," undertook the task of making a thorough invoice of the pur chase. The presence of articles of wearing apparel so completely at vari ance" with the service they were de signed to equip may be considered a good joke by those who found them, but Americans who contributed money in patriotic zeal for the support of the army will not relish the jest. What excuse can be made for the presence of such articles in France through the ex penditures of army funds? Who was responsible for this wtvnton waste of money and this gross neglect of in spection ?Washington Post. The men who are responsible for this lingerie,on the western front must be some kin to the efficient individuals who dispatched a whole shipload of snow shovels and airtight heaters to the boys in the Phillipincs during the Spanish-American war. Old-Time Printer on Harding. Permit me to refute certain rumors that are gaining some credence as to Senator Warren G. Harding's stand on the labor question, also to cite a few of his characteristics as analyzed from personal observation. It has been rumored that he is on record as having said that $1.50 a day is sufficient compensation for any laboring man. Having been in his employ many years ago, I can con scientiously refute such a charge. He was paying me, on piece work, an average of $2.50 per day and, mind you, each one of those "John Dollars" had the ear marks of the dollars of our dadsworth one hundred cents per dollar. In those days one could purchase sugar at from 4% to 5 cents per pound, priegs fluctuating accord ing to the prospects of a fruit crop. And beefgreat guns and little fishes a 15-cent piece would purchase a remnant of an ox and the butcher would almost shed tears if the cus tomer would refuse a generous mess of liver as a hand out in the bargain. Now what is our dollar worth? All the way from 17 to 35 cents, unham pered profiteering and licensed de struction of commodities in order to enhance price raising, etc. While working for Mr. Harding I boarded in Marion and kept a family of five at Richwood, Union county, Ohio. It was my method of economy to remain in Marion two weeks at a time thereby saving one round trip railroad fare, which was equivalent to a fourth of a barrel of flour in those days (not "soft wheat" blend that one of our present constitutional interpre- COMMUNITY PLATE Just Arrived! remarkable collection of Gifts in Community Plate at $1.00 and up. These are the Community Correct Service Pieces each beautifully packed in its Community Gift Case lined with deep blue velvet. No extra charge. You are invited to make your Gift selections for Wed dings, Easter, Birthday and Anniversaries. F. A. CARLBERG Successor to J. C. HcrdUaks cAt your Service for Fifty Years ters concluded to sell to foreigners, on time, merely because a few women decided it made bread too off color, neither was it the Hoover blend that had the tendency to develop dyspesia in an acute form, but the wholesome, nerve-building kind that put bone and sinew in labor and roses in the cheeks of our fair sisters.) Well, circumstances handed it to me to hang over in Marion my allotted two weeks and at the end of the first week, just as I -had affixed a hyphen to make a coumpound of the two, a legal holiday loomed in the offing and "W. G.," hearing of my intention of staying over the next week, called me down on the carpet and instead of a reprimand handed me an envelope and (Suggested that I was to make myself scarce and pass the holiday with my family. You may judge my surprise when I opened the envelope and found the price of a round trip, currency suf ficient to buy a turkey and cranberry sauce and sufficient coin to buy a lusty piece of cow meat, with change galore LOCAL MARKET QUOTATIONS The quotations hereunder are those prevailing on Thursday morning at the time of going to press: Potatoes, per cwt $2.00 $2.40 GRAIN. WheatNo. WheatNo. Wheats-No. WheatNo. Wheats-No. $2.19 $2.14 $2.08 $1.98 $1.88 $2.92 Flax $2.78 Rye $1.66 $1.68 Oats 52c 56c Barley 76c 86c (These prices are subject to change at any time.) LIVE STOCK. Fat Beeves, per lb 5c 7%c Calves, per lb 8c 13c Hogs, per swt $11.00 $13.50 Sheep, per lb 6c 15c Hens, per lb 16c 21c WANTEDCountry salesman to a month easily made by "man with team or auto selling Heberling's medicines, extracts, spices, toilet arti cles, stock powder, dip, etc., in your home county. Experience unneces sary. Every home a'real prospective for our attractive line of real house hold necessities. 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