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"The old rivalry between Minneap
olis and St. Paul will be ironed out
through the mutual understanding
growing out of the joint effort to de
velop the high dam power," declared
Legionaire George Leach, mayor of
Minneapolis, at a meeting of Theodore
Peterson post members. It is inter
esting to note that legion and labor
members of the two city councils are
playing a big part in bringing about
this spirit of good will.
At Perham the legion post has ap
propriated $25 from its funds to help
the town to stage its annual communi
ty fair, which means much to the vil
lage and the surrounding territory.
When citizens of Willmar decided
the city needed a social service worker
for three months, the Willmar legion
and auxiliary volunteered to pay the
salary of such a worker for one of the
three months.
Little by little the new club house
of Fairmont legionairos is nearing
perfection. The latest addition was $60
worth of dishes for the club room
kitchen, secured at wholesale through
courtesy of C. G. Applequist, Fair
mont citizen.
"Get the gun and join the fun" is
the slogan of Marshall legionaires for
a wolf and fox hunt. Farmers in the
vicinity have been losing sheep and
poultry. The legionaires and citizens
will form a four-mile circle and drive
the wolves to its center. Ten wolves
met death at an American legion wolf
hunt staged by four legion posts at
Oxford, Neb. Legionaire Smith cir
cled the lines in an airplane and gave
signals which helped corral the wolves.
More that 2,500 citizens took part.
Thousands of rabbits were shot but
feathered game was not molested.
Westbrook legionaires occasionally
hold their post meeting in one of the
surrounding villages. Their last meet
ing was held at Dovray, where citizens
provided a lunch and entertainment
and six new members joined the post.
At a community meeting arranged
by Stillwater legionaires in honor of
local members of the G. A. R., State
Commander Powel, in behalf of "the
boys in blue" thanked "the boys in
khaki" for their good will. Comman
der VanDyke of the Gopher legion as
sured the boys in blue that legionaires
will do their best to carry on the great
work of patriotism so ably launched
by the Grand Army of the Republic.
Forty years ago when J. J. Blue
drove a wool and yarn wagon through
Wisconsin he was a champion dancer.
Last week while celebrating his 78th
birthday, Comrade Blue heard that
the Galesville legion post was holding
its annual dance, so just to show 'em
his feet were still light, he took in
the dance and treated the crowd to an
exhibition well worth traveling miles
to see.
When legionaires of Appleton re
cently gave a community party, ad
mittance to which was obtained by
presenting a sack containing a penny
for every year of the applicant's life,
a birthday cake was offered as prize
to the oldest person present. J. H.
Pierce, 82 years old, a civil war vet-
eran,-'had a narrow escape from losing
the prize to Grandma Michel, 81 years
old, widow of a civil war veteran,
mother of a Rainbow division veteran,
and grandmother of four boys who did
their bit in the big fight.
An Important Decision.
Ms
The United States supreme court
this week handed down an important
decision when it ruled that the non
partisan grain grading laws of North
Dakota conflict with the federal grain
laws and are therefore unconstitu
tional.
An injunction obtained by the Farm
ers' Grain company of Embden, N. D.,
restraining the authorities from en
forcing the state law regulating the
grading of wheat and its storage in
elevators was upheld by the supreme
court.
Nineteenth Amendment Valid.
The United States supreme court on
Monday declared the woman suffrage
amendment constitutional. Affirming
the judgment of the state courts of
Maryland, the supreme court ruled
that the nineteenth amendment, giv
ing women equal right to cast their
votes with men, does not conflict with
article 5 of the constitution as con-'
tended in the test suit.
A Sure Remedy.
A certain young doctor will have to
improve his methods or he will never
have enough patients to maintain him
self. A woman came in to see him a
few days ago. She looked haggard
and pale.
"Well madam," he said, "what is
it
"I'm troubled with insomnia," she
sighed. "What shall I do for it?"
"Sleep it off, madam sleep it off,"
he advised.Pittsburg Chronicle.
Sufficennt Reason.
PostDo you always advise your
neaurasthenic patients to have a con
stant companion?
AlienistAlways. The companion
immediately becomes another neuras
thenic patient.Judge.
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ALL SOUGHT GOLD
Every Age Has Felt Lure of trie
Precious Metal.
Well Described as One of the Most
Compelling Forces in Molding
of Human History.
Gold has been one of the most com
pelling forces in the molding of hu
man history, says the Mentor Maga
zine. In all ages and all languages the
word itself has been luring and com
manding. In the second chapter of
Genesis, the land of Havilah, "where
there is gold," is mentioned. The Ark
of the Covenant was extensively or
namented with gold. Solomon's throne
was of gold, and, when the queen of
Sheba visited him, it was flanked by
soldiers bearing "two hundred targets
of beaten gold." The Three Wise Men
of the East, who followed the star of
Bethlehem, bore golden gifts. In Rev
elation the Apostle John pictures the
heavenly city as one of golden streets.
Gold has usually been the lure of
the venturesome. Jason and his Ar
gonauts set sail from Sicily to the
farther shore of the Black sea to bring
back the golden fleece. In later times,
Philip the Good, duke of Burgundy,
banded his knights into the famous
Order of the Golden Fleece.
Propertius, whose life covered
roughly the 50 years preceding the
birth of Christ, wrote: "This is in
deed the golden age. The greatest re
wards come from gold by gold, love is
won by gold, faith is destroyed by
gold, justice is bought. The law fol
lows the track of gold, while modesty
will soon follow it, when love is gone."
Marcus Crassus, the Roman general,
was so eager for the gold of the Par
tisans that he led his son and 11 le
gions into disastrous defeat. As he
lay dead the Parthians poured molten
gold into his gaping mouth.
No symbol has so pervaded history
as the gold ring. The wedding i*ing
has always been of gold. The rulers
of Venice used to toss a wedding ring
into the sea, thus consecrating the
union of Venice and the Adriatic sea.
Wedding rings of the Seventeenth cen
tury bore the motto, "The wife will be
subject to the man." Hannibal ended
his life with a poison ring.
When one pope wished to reward a
queen for her pious work he pre
sented her with a cluster of roses and
buds worked in pure gold.
The caliph of Bagdad was inaugu
rated by throwing over his head a
golden veil, strongly scented with
musk.
The lure of gold more than the de
sire for knowledge S*A to the discov
ery and conquest ofr America. Pizar
ro reduced the natWe population of
Peru ivom 15,000,00 to 8,000,000 in
his quest for gold. Montezuma, king
of the Aztecs in Mexico, sealed his
doom when he let Cortez, the Span
ish ronquerer, know of a great amount
of gold he had.
In all times the dream of trans
muting baser metals to gold has been
a dream of man. Alchemy, a black
art that swayed king and commoner
alike, only ceased to exist in the Eight
eenth century when James Price, a
distinguished amateur chemist, be
lieved that he had discovered the se
cret. He presented some of his man
ufactured gold to George TV, but when
called upon to demonstrate his proc
ess to a committee of the scientists,
drank laurel water and died almost
immediately.
Astronomical Facts.
Mars, in 1924, is to be 35,000,000
miles from the earth. This distance,
occurring every fifteen years, is but
a stone's throw in celestial spaces.
The other extreme in the orbit of
Mars is 284,000,000 miles. Naturally
astronomers are all agog to make the
most of the -opportunity of the neigh
borly proximity about to be attained.
The sight of the telescope is far keener
than at the last Martian approximation
in 1909. Wireless instruments of as
tonishing experimental possibilities
have been developed in the intervening
period. All present evidences of the
habitation of Mars are easily subject
to disbelief. Elaborate speculations
are built out of the deduction that
Mars is a much older planet than the
earth. The hypothetical Martian, It
is conjectured, may have lived long
enough to be as far advanced as man
would be at about 10,000.000. A. D.
On the other hand, astronomers con
sider that the Martian atmosphere
Is too thin to support life.St. Louis
Post Dispatch.
Bethlehem's Main Industry.
Bethlehem, in Palestine, is the cen
ter of a mother-of-pearl industry which
supplies beads, rosaries, inlaid work,
carvings and miscellaneous ornaments
to all parts of the world, reports
United States Consul Addison E.
Southard from Jerusalem. This indus
try is one of the most important of
the few that exist in the Holy land,
and is of interest to American com
merce for the reason that a major
share of the raw material used is im
ported from the United States and
that an appreciable share of the fin
ished product finds a market in the
United States and in other countries
of North and South America.
A Rare Confession.
"Here's an interesting contribution
to the literature of the day."
"What is it?"
"The memoirs of a former pugilistic
champion."
"What makes his book extraor
dinary?"
"He acknowledges he was licked by
$, better man,"
Op and Im.
Importunity may be Op's twin
brother, as an exchange remarks, but
the two have not the same character
lstics. Op never hangs around Insist
ing the way Im does,Boston Tran
script.
What of Your Occupation?
Every occupation lifts itself with
the enlarging life of her who prac
tices I The occupation that will not
do that no one really has a right to oc
cupy herself about.Phillips Brooks*
LOST RIVERS UNDER LONDON
Beds of Once Much-Used Streams Fre
quently Come to Light Dur- t,
ing Excavations.
There is something weird in the
very words, "lost rivers," something
suggestive of caverns and of the dark,
and, incidentally, of treasure. In the
cases of some departed streams there
are caverns and dark and treasure
truly enough, but the ..rivers "lost In
the streets of London" have gone for
ever, choked up by the great over
bearing city which knows no check In
its mighty growth.
In the ancient days numerous riv
ers, rivulets and brooks ran through
the land now paved so closely and
crossed and recrossed by streets and
subways. Some of these rivers of the
past were so large as to cause serious
inundations. Now they have totally
disappeared, and men walk easily on
asphalt pavements instead of picking
their way over stepping stones or
crossing small foot bridgesl
In digging London cellars shovels
often uncover evidences not only of
land but of water life. In 1595 a man
excavating at Cheapside, fifteen feet
below the pavement, came on the chan
nel of a brook, on the bank of which
was a tree sawed into five steps, so
that one could step over the same
brook. In 1884 a river channel was
uncovered with an ancient landing
stage of mosaic pavement.
Laying the foundations of the Na
tional Safe Deposit building brought
to light at the depth of forty feet the
ancient course of the Wellbrooke, in
the bed of which was found an enor
mous quantity of broken crockery and
kitchen utensilsevidence that the
careless cook or maid of English
Rome had ways of concealment not un
like those of today. The banks of the
Wellbrooke were favorite sites for
fashionable villas.
The river Fleet formed an important
part of London topography. Extensive
gardens ran down to the river's edge.
Old bridges and piers have been dis
covered, ancient wharves and anchors,
all hidden under the hurry and stir
of modern and dry London.Scots
man.
Time the Taskmaster.
Out in the world of harsh realities
Eve began to introduce system into
the lives of herself and Adam, writes
Heywood Broun, in Judge. You re
member that it was not until the ex
pulsion that man and woman thought
of the necessity of wearing clothes. A
little later the practice of dressing for
dinner began. With the aid of her
watch Eve made the meal a fixed point
in the day. It came every evening at
precisely 8 o'clock, and Adam had to
eat it then or not at all. The more
primitive and pleasing practice of din
ing only when, and if, you felt like it,
was abandoned. It was about this
time that indigestion came into the
world. Adam regretted it, but Eve
was rather thrilled. Illness gave her
an opportunity to bring schedule even
more fully into the life of her husband
by providing certain remedies to be
taken three times every hour. But
there were no remedies to stave off
getting old, and because minutes and
seconds and hours had come into the
world the years followed. Tbey fell
upon Adam and Eve presently and
they died. It all came from the un
fortunate eating of the apple upon the
tree of knowledge. No sooner had
Eve taken the first bite than she
learned to tell time.
Wood Money.
Wood does not occur to many of us
as a substitute for gold, but a Swiss
newspaper insists with logic that in
many countries the substitution has
been made. Recalling the brilliant
ante-war guaranteeing of note assets
with gold deposits, the Swiss journal
remarks: "In most European coun
tries the paper currency is now based
not upon gold, but upon wood. The
wood is changed by busy hands into
paper, from which beautifully colored
bank notes are manufactured. Gaudy
certificates, bearing many ciphers, are
the money of today, which is being
turned out in floods." When one re
calls the vast forest resources of Rus
sia, he may begin to wonder how far
upward the billions of Russian paper
money already issued may mount.
Some financier should suggest to
printing press governments the su
perior advantages of American wam
pum over wood shavings as a handy
medium of exchange.
THE PRINCETON UNION: THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 1922
cmr OF MISERY
Desolation Marks the Great
Georgian Capital.
All Gayety and Prosperity Vanished
With Introduction of the Bol
shevik Influence.
Tiflis, Georgia, is today a city dreary
by day, terrible by night. The last
city of importance to come under the
influence of the Bolshevik emblem of
the hammer and the scythe, replacing
the double-headed eagle of the em
pire, here are contrasted the happy
old days of gayety and prosperity with
the dull misery of the new regime.
At the railway station, on entering
the city, the difference is seen and felt.
Instead of swaggering guards In black
boots, black long coats and flashing
silver belts and swords, are seen a few
ill-dressed red soldiers, looking hungry
and uncomfortable in ill-fitting clothes
held together by a loose belt. Bare
footed, dirty, white-faced, ragged boys
clamor for a chance to carry baggage.
Peasant women and bourgeois wom
en of the old regime stagger along un
der loads of baggage or packages
of food and fruit brought from the
country. Broken-down hacks wait for
fares, pulled by thin, underfed horses.
The streets are dirty and ill-swept,
full of holes.
People wear clothes that seem to
belong to another era. Here, where a
dozen tongues we're spoken and where
100 tribes used to gather in the proud
finery of their national costumes, all
Is down at the heel.
Women often go stockingless. Their
shoes show signs of patches done over
and over again until they are com
posed of patches only. Their skirts
may be of old pieces of silk and their
jackets of military cloth, or even the
black leather of aviator coats. Shawls
have replaced hats.
The men civilians wear clothes that
are a parody on shabby gentility. Their
top boots are all top, the soles and
heels long since worn away. All sorts
of military odds and ends, from all
the armies of Europe, contribute to
their dresskhaki puttees, yellow
leather jackets, British canvas trous
ers, French blue caps, United States
army coats.
The stores are boarded up, for the
most part, and when open only have
a few bottles of French or Italian per
fumes, and little else. A pair of Amer
ican shoes of poor quality was seen in
one window, marked 750,000 rubles,
an incredible sum of money in a city
where a monthly salary of a soviet em
ployee is 3,000 to 5,000 rubles.
Small trading is done on the market
place, where starving families sell off
finery and jewelry which escaped the
wrecks of their homes. These homes,
once so comfortable and bountiful in
hospitality, are cold for lack of fuel,
dreary for lack of food, often curtain*
less, with here and there bullet marks
on the outside walls. The toilets and
baths are useless because the city
water supply is cut oft! foe lack of fuel.
The Red army of occupation has or
ders from Moscow to be "good" to
Georgians and it is "good," yet its com
manders go about with set, stern faces,
as if the world was watching.
Cholera in summer, starvation in
winterthis is the lot of Georgia.
Busiest Station in the World.
Twenty years ago Londoners, proud
of the size of the city and the dimen
sions of its traffic, used to point to the
fact that Clapham Junction was the
busiest railway station in the world
on an average a train a minute passed
through it. Now that record is doubled
at the Underground station at Earl's
court, where 120 trains an hour pass
through during the rush hours, and at
Charing Cross, with its three under
ground stations in one, there are often
four and on an average three trains
a minute. Twenty years ago, again,
there were no motor omnibuses, and
the horse omnibuses were but a frac
tion of their number. During the
busiest hours today 640 omnibuses pass
Charing Cross in the hour, 566 pass
the bank, 542 pass Oxford Circus and
518 pass Piccadilly Circus. Omnibuses
and underground trains carry 4,000,000
passengers a day. The papulation has
increased less than 20 per cent since
the beginning of the century, but for
every jburney in bus, tram, train, or
cab people made then, they make be
tween 30 and 40 today.
Made!to Order
Wears like a pig's nose
Ranging in Price from $40 to $75 per set.
I use nothing but the highest grade leather
in my harness. Good leather is the most essential
part in harness. Properly tanned leather gives it
strength and durability. Long wear is the keynote
of my harness. You run no risk when you buy
harness from me. Everything guaranteed. We
want you to become one of our regular customers
and kindly ask you to favor us with a trial order.
Then you will learn that you can always save
money and get good harness of guaranteed quality
from the
Princeton Harness Shop
GEO. P. ANTIL, PWJ
LIKE THEIR DANGEROUS JOB
'Men in Charge of Elephants in Big
City Contented and Happy in
Occupation.
At midnight in New York one may
trail elephants hung with red lan
terns under the influence df nothing
more potent than ice cream with hot
chocolate sauce, writes a correspond
ent of* the Kansas City Star.
The Roaring Fortie? was in the sec
ond lap of its nightly fling. Stage
doormen were puffing their final pipes.
In a theatrical areaway a gate swung
open and out into the street lumbered
a big elephant with a lighted red lan
tern swinging at the end of its trunk.
Trunk to tail, elephant fashion,
three others drew up in the rear. After
them came a prancing herd of Shet
land ponies, tugging at ropes held by
bored grooms. The procession moved
over a side street and turned north
ward into Sixth avenue.
Adventures beckoned so I followed.
In the Fifties the lead elephant turned
Into an old garage, walked up a ramp
to the second floor and into a stall.
The others took their places in stalls
for the midnight meal.
The elephant men were having their
hour of relaxation while the city slept.
Odd folk, these elephant trainefs. In
all New York there are only ten. They
have a clubthe Tusk and Trunk.
Most of them have braved death stalk
ing game in the African jungles.
It is their job to be constantly nea#
their charges. They never know what
notion an elephant may take and
should it take a playful turnwell, a
crowded city is no place for a playful
pachyderm.
The trainers sat about on upturned
buckets in their shirtsleeves spinning
yarns of adventure and exploding ele
phant myths. One of their elephants
is fond of tobacco and the mice about
the old garage never give them the
slightest fright.
The trainers use picturesque epi
thets. Their faces are weatherbeaten
and they have enjoyed few of the fin
er comforts. Yet they are happy and
given to romancing in a delightful
fashion. Also they are engagingly
frank.
"What would you do," I asked one
of the trainers, "if your elephants
should suddenly go on a stampede?"
"Run like h11 for the subway," he
replied.
Today in Toydom.
Every season sees some very simple
toy spring into a widespread fad,
writes a correspondent from London.
Those of us not quite so young as we
were can recall the rage for a marble
game called "Pigs in Clover." Then
there was the "Ping-Pong" affair. Less
distant was the immense vogue of the
Teddy bear, which, by the way, has
far from passed from the toyland
scene numerous factories manufac
ture nothing else. The "Billiken," the
first of the indestructible composition
dolls, had its hour. Today all the
world is up and doing in athletic ex
ercise, and at the moment the toy
which is being featured as news in the
principal newspapers of several coun
tries is a jumping stick. "Pogo" is a
riot in Paris and London. Save you
tried it yet? It's a trick stick with
a coil spring in it made in various
lengths to suit different heights and
with different strength springs to best
serve persons of various weights. You
"mount" the "Pogo" by hopping upon
the foot rests and get \ery busy hop
ping up and down like a kangarooif
you don't, off you go. Accomplished
Pogoers can go up six-stair steps at a
clip. As a reducer of weight the sport
is declared to have horse-back riding
backed off the boards.
Historic Documents Safe.
The original manuscripts of the Dec
laration of Independence and the Con
stitution of the United States were
recently removed from the State de
partment building and placed in the
library of congress. The fireproof
building and special facilities of the
librarymake it a safer and_ better
jg Princeton,
ft &&-
Ulace'to preserve and exhibit these
historic documents. They have been
officially in the custody of the State
department since it was created by
the act of September 15, 1789, though
on a few occasions they have been
kept elsewhere. Thus, just before the
capture of Washington by the British,
in 1814, they were hidden in a grist
mill near Leesburg, Va. In 1841, the
Declaration of Independence was
placed in the new patent office, which
was then a part of the State depart
ment, because its new building was
supposed to be fireproof, and remained
there till 1877, except for nine
months, when it was in Independence
hall at Philadelphia.Popular Me
chanics Magazine.
Two Farms.
A conductor on the Pennsylvania
car line was quite loquacious one
morning recently and "kidded" vari
ous passenger as they entered. When
the car came to stop at the federal
building, a mail carrier friend entered
and the conversation started about
hard times.
The conductor said, "1 know you,
and you're a fine one to be talking
hard times with two farms to go to."
The mall carrier said, "What do
you mean, two farms?"
"Why, the poor farm and the penal
farm."Indianapolis News.
Keeping Up Appearances.
"The Gadders are still talking of
going abroad."
"Yes, but I don't believe they have
the slightest intention of going."
"Then why do they talk about it?"
"Remarks of that sort make a pro
found impression in $5,000-a-year cir
cles."Birmingham Age-Herald.
Wasting Time.
Lively scenes were witnessed at
Karachi, India, at the opening of the
trial of the brothers All and others,
for conspiracy to seduce Mussulman
soldiers from their duty.
MahommedAli, the firebrand of the
party, refused to plead or to recognize
the authority of the court.
The judge ordered the accused men
to stand up, but they refused to do so.
The seats were then removed, and, at
once, all the men squatted on the
floor, and resisted the efforts of the
police to make them stand up.
Mahommed All, when told he would
be charged with contempt of court,
retorted that he would like to be sen
tenced and shot or hanged at once,
"without all this fuss."
More Than Ever Then.
Beware of the man who knows It
all, especially if It happens to be your
self.Boston Transcript.
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drop $230.00, making the new
List Price $395.00
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Bulk Oatmeal, per lb 3c
Prunes, per lb lflc
Fancy Rice, per lb 7c
Best Crackers, per lb 12c
Best Walnuts, per lb 38c
Cracker Jack, per pkg 5c
Raisins, 1 lb. pkg 23c
Sugar, per lb 6c
Large Pkg. Oatmeal 25c
Large Can Peaches 25c
Sardines, per can 5c
Salmon, 2 cans 25c
Large Can Puihpkin 21c
Luna Soap, per bar 4c
Lenox Soap, per bar 4c
White Naptha Soap, bar 7c
Ready-to-Serve Spaghetti, can 5c
Jam, Tall Glass Jar 19c
Bulk Cocoa, per lb 12c
Yeast Foam, per pkg 6c
Grated Pineapple, can 34c
Cane and Maple Syrup, bot... 59c
Mayonnaise Dressing, jar 29c
Dromedary Dates, pkg 22c
Heinz Apple Butter, jar 39c
Large Can Sardines, can 15c
Cocoanuts, each 10c
Dill Pickles, doz 12c
Cream of Wheat, pkg 25c
Broken Rice, per lb 5c
Mixed Cookies, lb 19c
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