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THE FARGO FORUM
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IdtwcriNd and sworn to before me Ms 5th day of fente-nber "Oir A Srm*MAOHF.R. Notary Public. Pass C«. I*' commission expires Sent. 11. wnnxEsn.vY. Ill* SEPT. 1017. GETTING OUT PROM UNDER. Juat now. people of the northwest ^re being treated to an interesting jppectacle in the attempt of President Vownley and the Nonpartisan lead #rs to "get out from under". i A« the war bulletins would say, V**y are camouflaging. i Now. the art of camouflaging. as practiced by the warring armies In Oie field, la one of deception. They try to .make things appear different from what they really are. The French will rig up a telephone pole, •taking it look like a cannon, and 9iake no attempt at concealing It Bome distance away, the real fire eater is carefully shielded, probably covered with a great canvas the lop of which is painted in such man ner as to make It appear Just ap much like the surrounding landscape •s possible. An enemy airman is fhus deceived into wasting his fire 4n the phony gun. while the real Cannon blazes away undetected, and unseen. And so, Mr. Townley and his aides, Xeallzing the storm of resentment created by their seditious and in flammatory meeting in St. Paul last week, are cultivating th« art of camouflage. Resolutions adopted by the mia jpamed "Farmers' and Producers'" convention, protesting loyalty, are Joeing pointed to by Mr. Townley, and are being printed in his papers to disprove the charge of disloyalty. Tfrese resolutions war* carefully pre pared for the occasion, but fall to cover up the real spirit and evident latent of the St. Paul meeting. Mr. Townley pledged himself to curtail all seditious talk at the convention. He didn't do it. Instead. Jie invited to his support in the proc ess of "stirring up the farmers", •uch notorious disloyalist* and anti government speakers as Senator La Follette, Senator Gronna and others of their ilk. He placed the meeting plans in the hands of a man who advised, in New York city just a few months ago. that the people "should take up arms, march to Washington, and restore the government to the people". The meeting was conduct ed In just the manner that Mr. Townley proposed that jt should be conducted. His is the responsibility, regardless of his attempts to make Senator La Follette the scapegoat, as one of his official papers already has attempted to do. 4 Mr. Townley's telegram to Colonel "Roosevelt, protesting that the "farm era are loyal", is another camouflage. Criticism raised by the St. Paul meeting has not been directed at the farmers -it has gone directly to those responsible, and Mr. Townley'a attempt to sidestep this criticism and pass it on to the farmers, certainly will win for him the merited con demnation of thousands of loyal farmers who do belong to the Non ..partisan league, for Mr. Townley would seek to escape ail responsibili ty for the St. Paul affair and load it off onto the league membership. The jnembeis are not responsible. The St. Paul meeting was Mr.' V-Townley's meeting. It was called to protest the price of wheat", state ments from the Townley platform and by the Townley press to the contrary notwithstanding. On Aug. 80, announcing the meeting, Mr. Town-, ley specifically declared, in an inter view given to a league paper in St. Paul, and reprinted in at least one 2)f the league's organs in Fargo, that '•Wie meeting would be given over to i~BO other purpose than the discussion "Of the price of wheat, and he declar ed himself convinced that the gov ernment price, was too low, and that _mt least S3 a bushel should be paid. "Farmers believe the price too low and will try to reopen the question -'^and obtain a higher figure. The Na tional Nonpartisan league Issued a recall for a conference today to pro test the maximum price of $2.20 a ,bushel, and to see whether the food administration can be induced to amend its plan of enforcing this price as a maximum", is the manner jn which the league's organ in Fargo -.carried one of the original announce merits of the St. Paul conference. Since then, it has industriously un dertaken to present the conference tall In another light. Mr. Townley is in poor business •attempting to shift responsibility for the St. Paul meeting from his own •houlders to those of the farmers. When he undertakes to avoid the shafts of criticism leveled at himself by pointing to the farmers, he reckons unwisely. And the effort to jnake Senator La Follette the scape coat tor ail that was evil aad sedi tious in the St. Paul conference must fall flat. The responsibility belongs to Townley. THE RAILROAD MIRACLE. Public wonder grows as facta are piled on facts showing the amazing revolution effected In American transportation. All of the €93 rail roads in the United States are now operating under one central authori ty. We have a national army of 1, 750,000 engaged in serving the nation by carrying Its people and goods with the utmost possible effective ness. As a result according to a state ment of Fairfax Harrison, chairman of the railroads war board, the freight-car shortage—the excess of car-orders over Idle cars—has been decreased 70 per cent in four months. All freight cars in the country have been pooled, so that any car may be used Immediately on any road, no matter whom it belongs to. This innovation, together with the pooling of coal for tidewater and Great Lakes shipment, permitting the loading of coal on any available vessel, has practically added hun dreds of thousands of freight cars to the total equipment. There has been an enormous increase of carrying power, too. accomplished by the more efficient loading of freight in the cars, so that nearly every car is not merely working nearly all the time, but is working to its full capacity. Here is another wonder. The new management, by eliminating passen ger trains not essential to the most pressing needs of the country, has "saved approximately 20,000.000 miles of train service a year." That has released many hundreds of locomo tives and train crews for more im portant work and has cleared many thousands of miles of track for freight service. Thus, while spending hardly any thing for new equipment or trackage, but merely by making the best use of the tracks and rolling stock on hand, our railroads are said to have added to their ordinary freight serv ice an amount equal to the freight traffic of Great Britain, France. Rus sia, Germany and Austria combined. All this by eliminating competition between the, railroads and putting them under a single directing head. Will anybody want to go back to tho old way? MEAT AT TEN ^INTS A POUND! Canadians are eating a new meat. All that is necessary to make whale meat a common dish, says a dis patch from Victoria, B. C., is ar rangement for proper distribution. In that city recently four tons of fresh whale were received and put on sale in every market in the city at the cheering price of 10 cents a pound. The meat is said to be tender and appetizing. Each whale produces about seven tons of edible flesh. In the Canadian city instructions for cooking and recipes for various whale dishes are given w}th every order sold. There is no reason why whale meat shouldn't he good for food. If its flavor is as agreeable as its price the popularity of the new meat is assured. That will mean a tremend ous relief in the food situation. So far the demand has been chiefly in British Columbia. But the Victoria Whaling Company has begun to re ceive orders for its product from meat markets and hotel proprietors farther east than Chicago. With seven tons of meat per whale it ought to be easy to supply a steadily Increasing demand. Perhaps the United States will follow the ex ample of its northern neighbor and eat whale, too, in order to increase the total supply of meat available for the rest of the world. In The Open Forum A Column Devoted to the Task of Keeping Up With North Da— kota Editors. 1' The Sargent County Teller, pub lished at Milnor, doesn't think muoli of the anti-prohibition statement that closing of the breweries has anything to do with the high cost of beef, and says: The anti-prohibition forces aire flooding the country with litera ture giving reasons for the high cost beef. According to them the closing of the breweries has caused a shortage of refuse which has formerly been used as cattle feed. We should imagine the whole grain would be a good substitute for the refuse. North Dakota laws must be rather complex, says The Grafton News Times, as follows: North Dakota, laws must be rather complex, to say the least. Recently an order came from the attorney general that the sale of near beers was a violation of the statute. A few days later came an order that the sale was not illegal. Last week notice was issued that Sunday hunting was not permisible. Saturday the supreme court decided that it was. A revision of some of the fool laws now on our statute books would be a wise move. Of course The News-Times must take into consideration that the matter of interpretation has much to do jvith laws, and their operation. There is a slight difference between Kaisef Bill and La Follette, declares The Stutsman County Democrat, published at Jamestown, in the fol lowing editorial: The Kaiser and La Follette differ in at least one respect: Bill wants a place in the sun while Bob lnsi3ts on a place in the limelight. The Dunn County News, published at Manning, is against a patched up peace, and says: Every citizen wishes that the war would end. But now, as it has gone this far, nothing but universal peace making the world safe for democracy would satisfy. A patched up peace would be worse than war, for it would come back to that in a short time. INSTANTLY KILLED. Minneapolis, Sept. 26.—A man thought to be John Vernon Nyman, a paperhanger of Jamestown, N. D., was instantly killed Tuesday when struck by a train in the Northern Pacific railroad yard in Minneapo lis. Four cars passed over his body. The Minneapolis police believe he was sleeping on a wall directly over the tracks and rolled off under the wheel* ol the train. The government's action in fixing the price of steel at a point far low er than current quotations, and much lower in proportion than the price of wheat, is pointed to by one writer as evidencing the real viciousness back of the Nonpartisan meeting, and reveals the St. Paul meeting as "ne simply designed for the purpose of arraying class against class, anjl Irvine to inject into the mind of the northwest farmer that while Uie price of his commodity was being fl ic ed. the government was tolerating "bloody profits", fromi the mills ar.d mines. The Steel Price and Wheat. The Minneapolis Tribune, dealing with the government's action in fix ing steel prices, declares that the continued activity of the federal gov ernment in dealing with price prob lems must convince the farmers of the northwest that their demagogic leaders are "talking through thair hats". Savg The Tribune: "Speakers at Vh* Nonpartisan league conference in St. Paul late last week were bellowing speciously nbout the government's alleged toler ance of industrial profiteering- and de claring that the farmers were being trimmed while other interests were permitted to gouge the public for ill gotten gains. W. B. Colver, member of the federal trade commission, tried to assure the delegates and gallery visitors that the government was ex ceedingly busy on the task of fixing fair prices for other things than wheat, but what he said seemed to be taken with several grains of salt or to be qyite discredited. That skepti cism could be traced back to the dem agogic utterances of speakers who preceded Mr. Colver on the program. "At the very time this stuff was be ing passed out in St. Paul with #he possible effect of arraying class apainst class, the government board of war industries and the steel pro ducers of the country probably had agreed upon the prices that should be paid for iron ore, coke, steel plates, pig iron, steel bars and steel shapes. At any rate, the agreement was made public yesterday. From current mar ket quotations the reductions in pric es for these commodities. Iron ore excepted, range from 40 to over 70 per cent. "It is further agreed that wages shall not be lowered, that the prices quoted are to the government, the al lies and the American public, and that the producers will make every effort to keep their plants going up to oper ating capacity. Thus the interests of the laborer and the consumer are pro tected, and the demands of patriotism are served. ••If those who attended the Nonpar tisan league conference will possess their souls in patience, they probably will learn soon of other like actions tending to show that there was no need for such a conference, to prove further that the demagogic spell binders were talking through their hats and to convince all fair-minded citizens that there Is as much patriot ism at the mine and in the factory as on the farm in this country. The pro ducers agree to the prices, with the full knowledge that they may be re vised downward or upward the flrst of the coming i«ar." Mask Torn From Thsm. The Minneapolis Journal believes that St. Paul disloyalty demonstra tion has torn the mask from the leaders of the Nonpartisan move ment. and notes that organized labor's repudiation of the plan of affiliation is well merited. Under the caption, "The Disloyal League", The Journal says: ai "The indignation of the patriotic people of St. Paul over the trick by which their municipal auditorium was made the scene of a series of disloyal meetings last week, culminating in the seditious La Follette speech, is only natural under the circumstances. The refusal of the St. Paul associa tion to make its promised contribu tion to the expenses of the Nonparti san league conference, because the character of it had been misrepre sented, is quite Justified. "The president of the league, A. C. Townley, had promised that there would be no seditious speeches, and that any speaker giving utterance to disloyal sentiments would be thrown out. It was a promise more honored in the breach than in the observance. "The strong undercurrent of disloy alty that flowed through nearly all the addresses was partly concealed by a camouflage of protestations about patriotism. But at the last meeting this wns thrown off, and the Wiscon sin obstructionist whom Colonel Koosevelt has dubbed the 'neo-cop perhead'—was permitted to go as far as he dared in the direction of open treason. "•Whether Senator La Follette con trived to keep 'within the law', while vociferating his pro-German argu ments, will now be determined by tne proper authorities. But there is no doubt whatever of the treasonable spirit of his speech, nor of the fact that it was calculated to give aid and comfort to the enemy. "Nor is there any doubt that all this might easily have been foreseen. It due attention had been given to the character and previous utterances ot the man, as well as to the record asu purposes of the inner circle that ab solutely controls the Nonpartisan league. They are disloyalists at heart, c.s they plainly revealed In the first Liberty Loan campaign. They have since then found it expedient to as sume the virtue of loyalty, if they bave It not. Papers Unanimously Condemn St. Paul Outburst Demagogue Spellbinders Are Shown Up The recent St. Paul Nonpartisan meeting, which wound up in such a "blaze of disloyalty", has come in for widespread comment on the part of the press of the nation, and more or less of what is being said, reflects no degree of credit upon those responsible for the affair. While the Wisconsin senator's tirade against the government gets particular attention, there are many newspaper editors who look back of the Badger solon's part in the affair, and place responsibility upon the Nonpartisan managers for the recent disloyalty "round robin". r» y l*| i I i I.I Why Does It Sound Otherwise? "Why, if it is loyal, does it always sound otherwise"? asks The Duluth Herald, in dealing with President Townley's protestations of loyalty. Says The Herald: "Mr. Townley's Farmers' Nonparti son league protests th^it it is loyal. "We HOPR that that is so. "The protestation is badly needed, berause the league has just completed a meeting in St. Paul where La Fol lette. Gronna and V an Ivear were hon ored guests, and where they talked in a manner highly pleasing to the kaiser and very disgusting to every real American. Mibe the league is loyal. We believe the rank and file of its mem bership ARE loyal. "But If It IS loyal, why is it that every time tis leaders speak or the league has a meeting, somehow the situation contrives to take on an at mosphere of disloyalty? "If the league IS loyal, why is it that its activities during the Liberty Loan campaign in North Dakota re sulted in a distressingly small sale of bonds in that region? "If the league Is loyal, why is It that the ringing declaration of Un qualified loyalty that comes spontan eously from the Hps of every true American and form the heart of every gathering of true Americans NEVER comes from the lips of Townley, NEVER comes from a gathering of thus organization? "We'd vastly rather believe peopie loyal than believe them disloyal. But It seems to us that the Nonpartisan league, and especially its leaders, have much to say and much to do to make a convincing demonstration of their assertion of loyalty.-' i "The whole affair is liot without compensation, however. It has torn the mask from the Nonpartisan league leaders, and revealed them for what they are to the farmers and the labor men of the cities—whom they plotted to bring together in a political combination for their own aggran disement. E. .». Hall, president of the Minnesota Federation of Labor puts the matter plainly in these words: "One easily can see the ferri ble menace to the organised labor movement of such baits as the Nonpartisan league is holding out. To accept their overtures and join a disloyal group would be signing the death warrant of the organization we have been working fur during forty years. "It will never succeed, because 7fi per cent of the union men in Minnesota are so loyal that if It came to a question of either Join ins an un-American movement or quitting the labor union, they would leave the union and cling fast to their Americanism.'" "In the matter of loyalty the farm ers of Minnesota are no whit behind the labor men, and when they realize the meaning of the Nonpartisan movement and the selfish purposes of the little oligarchy that runs it, they will quickly refuse to be made tools of. The league has shown its hand at St. Paul so plainly that it is bound to fall." "Reekless Lies and Innuendo." Declaring that Mr. Townley stands convicted of the charge made against him by Herbert Hoover, in the lat ter's telegram demanding a retrac tion of the charge that he, Mr. Hoo-. ver, had ignored the league's invita tion to address the St. Paul meetirifc but had, instead, gone to Chicago to attend a meeting of the grain gamblers. The St. Paul' Dispatch comments as follows: "Of all of which A. C. Townley i-tands convicted in respect of the re cent disloyalty demonstration at the auditorium, nothing places him In worse light before the people than his deliberate attempt to misrepresent and discredit Herbert Hoover, who is giving his unpaid services to the peo pie to prevent food profiteering and keep food prices to the lowest possi ble limit. "Tt Is vain for Townley to shrink behind the plea that he was incor rectly quoted by 'the venal press'. He told his auditorium listeners that Mr. Hoover had been invited to that meet ing and could not come, but that he could attend a meeting of the grain interests In Chicago, and was there at that moment. ft was his deliberate intention to impress upon his hearers that Mr. Hoover's interest and sympa thy were with the grain gamblers and against the grain growers—that he had no time to attend the auditorium meeting, but plenty of time to be with the Chicago meeting. "Mr. Hoover was not at the Chicago meeting, and by wire he challenged the Townley assertion, concluding by paying: 'I am not prepared to you wish to indulge in reckless lies and innuendo, unless you confirm It by failure to correct such statements." Townley has not corrected his state ments, and has made no move to do so. Apparently he is content to con firm Mr. Hoover's belief that he Is willing to indulge in 'reckless lies and innuendo', for his answer is to print his auditorium speech as a paid advertisement, including the asser tions which Mr. Hoover brands as r#ptrlAsc Has "As between Herbert Hoover, with his long record of inestimable servic es in behalf of stricken Belgium and his unselfish and patriotic enlistment without pay in this American crisis, and A. C. Townley, who is busily en gaged in organizing the farmers of the northwest—for what real pur pose?—and in their name uttering and encouraging sedition, let the patriotic public return the verdict. "But what of the honest and loyal farmer who is the backbone of the northwest? It will be the most sur prising feature of the whole occasion if, from the farmer and the agricul tural community generally, there does not come a roar of repudiation of the entire Townley-Van I,ear-La Follette spirit. The stigma of disloyalty which this trinity of seditionists has endeav ored to fasten upon the industrial and agrarian ranks of Minnesota already has been hurled back by organized labor an equally forceful and indig nant rejoinder by organised farmers is in order and expected." "This Dreadful Government of Ours." An editorial writer of The Minne apolis Tribune, writing under that head, makes interesting comment on the Nonpartisan meeting in St. Paul. The talk indulged in at St. Paul has become so familiar to people of North Dakota through their two year association with the dema gogues who lead the Nonpartisan movement, that they have become more or less acclimated. The Tribune says: "If all that was said at the Nonpar tisan league conference in St. Paul about our war government and Its as sisting boards of experts was gener ally credited as the truth, we might as well throw up the sponge, declare democracy a hopeless failure, kick into limbo all those lifted by the peo ple into authority and let ourselves lapse back to the ways of cavemen. The alternative would be to turn the whole governmental shooting-match over to the supermen of the league and their sympathizers—to the men who combine in their hyper-phenom enal beings Ull that is wise, honor able, fair and patriotic. 'in the keeping of Townley and Frazier and Uronna and Young and La Follette and their kind every in terest would be safe, every equity guaranteed, every step a step of Jus tice and loyalty and sagacity. We would have "safety first" raised to the Nth power, love of fellowmen 99.4 pure, square dealing without a traco of alloy. Our several feet would be set firmly upon the approach to the millennial bridge. As it is, the poor creatures who are now essaying to run the government are dupes, or pol troons, or crooks, actual or potential. Some of them are serving without pay, hence they are scoundrels. Some of them are serving with moderate pay, hence they are near scoundrels. None of them knows or cares what is rightfullv coming to the farmer. None of them has any concern for the poor man. Why should they care? Isn't it a rich man's war? Aren't the profit eers to be the only beneficiaries? Do they want to be or are they expected to be on the square? "What has the worldly wisdom of Herbert C'. Hoover, gained in suffer ing Belgium, profited him or the world for the Job he holds? He is one of those who serve without pay. Ergo, he cannot then be square, can he? He has not lived regularly in this country for several years, and so he cannot know that the. champions of the profiteers are blinding him with the dust of untruth and hypoc risy while they prepare to bleed the people white for ill-gotten gain. "Save for the hyper-phenomenals, congress is an assembly of dolts and knaves. In ignorance or iniquity it is forging chains of slavery and poverty upon the masses. What does it care for the people who made the flag what it is? Why should it worry about others when its members are not drawing pay envelopes fat enough to keep them from being lieutenant crooksters? "Alack and alas, that there should be no good faith, no store of common sense, no patriot heart, no vision, no urge of justice among those who have been set to run this great dern cracy in Its days of stress! Let's beat the Russian ultra-radicals at their own game! Let's show them that they are pikers in the business of being agin the government'! It is great sport and we can't go utterly to chaos anyhow. The Nonpartisan league and the wise men of the east and west whose hearts beat with it, whose brains function as it functions will be there to catch us back-whan we start to, THE FARGO FORUM, 55PErarE&>AY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 26, 1917. Whole Nation Aroused at Anti-government Propaganda tumble over the brink. It Is the new All Baba to the forty thieves." Sees Aid For Gsrmsny. The New York World sees the Nonpartisan league gs a possible aid to Germany as a result of the recent St. Paul conference and the inflamma tory nature of its proceedings. Says The World: "It should not escape notice in Washington that the speech before the farmers" league at St. Paul which took the widest -ange of 'lisloyHlty and oftenest touened '.he border-line of sedition was delivered by a United 8tates senator. "Under the influence of .some their leaders the Maximalists of the new Populism had been- persuaded, contrary to their recent record, to combine with their demand for 13 wheat and the confiscation of all profits on the part of everybody else a patriotic pretense of earnestness In support of the war. But when Sen stor La Follette boldly proclaimed the Potsdam falsehood that we are at war with Germany only because of a tech nicality relating to the munitions traffic, and urged his hearers to ter minate at once the struggle which we have not yet fairly entered, all the latent radicalism, pacifism, German Ism and traitorlsm In the assemblage found unrestrained expression in the wildest applause greeting any speaker. "The incident proved two thlngi flfet, that the farmers' league may easily become serviceable to the ene my, and. secondly, that a treacherous appeal at which its own envenomed agrarians hesitated was lightly made by a man under oath to support the constitution and laws of the United States. At the beginning of the civil war many southern senators who re jected this obligation resigned and a few who were less honorable were ex pelled. Not one of our German sena tors has yet had the decency to re sign, and it Is to be remembered that expulsion requires a two-thirds vote." "Neo-Copperhead." The Kansas City Star undertakes to tell the public what "neo-copper head", the term applied by Colonel Roosevelt to Senator La Follette, means. Says The Star: "To The Star: What Is the mean ing of 'neo-copperhead'? I see that it la what Colonel Roosevelt calls La Follette. It sounds good, but I don't find It In the dictionary. J. C. "It does sound good, and probably nobody who read it this morning had the slightest difficulty in knowing what Colonel Roosevelt meant, any more than when years ago he refer red to one objectionable citizen as a 'troglodyte' and another as a "molly coddle". But just to be accurate it may be said that "neo' comes from the Greek work 'neos', meaning "new". It is used as a prefix in the sense of 'modern', 'up-to-date,' and usually carries a fringe of extremeness with it. A 'neo-copperhead', we should sa£. is a particularly objectionable modern copperhead with frills." About the Price of Wheat. The New York World comments up on the northwestern farmers' demand for higher prices for wheat, and it deals with the problem in a style not very complimentary to the farmers The attitude The Sun takes toward the whole issue, the editorial com ment indicates, has been created through the activities of the Non partisan league leaders. The Sun says: "The assertion of Prof. G. E. Call, of the Kansas City College of Agri culture, that with wheat at $2 or $2.20 a bushel, farmers have a profit of $1.21 or $1.41 a bushel is based on a calculation which takes into account conditions prevailing upon the ave rage western farm. As he is highly esteemed as an instructor and expert his testimony is having serious atten tention at Washington. "These figures, of course, represent extreme cases. Not many farmers are to receive $2.20 and $2, the prices fixed at primary markets for this year's and next year's Crops. It may cost some farmers more than 79 cents a bushel to raise wheat but the value of their grain at the point of shipment will be so much in excess of Prof. Call's es timate of 79 cents as the average cost of wheat production and so much larger than the prices obtained in normal years as to give the grow ers a conspicuous place among war profiteers. "There is no hint of this, however, in the proceedings of the Nonparti san League of Farmers, now in ses sion at St. Paul. Every t.peaker in that interesting assembly holds that, although dollar wheat in time of peace was considered ideal, the cer eal cannot be profitably grown today unless the government price is at least $3.00 a bushel. Moreover, the league is unanimous in advocating price-fixing for all commodities and services not related to the farm on a scale so low as to do away with evtery idea of gain during the war. "We have had Jack Cades on the farms heretofore, but this new philos ophy transcends anything embraced in the madcap economy of the Kent ish rebel. In brief, our wheat grow ers ask the government to guarantee them famine prices free of tax for excess profits and to fix prices for everybody else so that there will be no profits at all." Ths Nsw Populism. On another issue, The World com ments as follows on the situation in the northwest: "As represented by the Farmers' National Nonpartisan league of the northwest, the new Populism differs sharply from the old. The great movement which became effective through national organization in 1891 had poverty, debt, low prices and high interest rates for its inspira tion. However mistaken it may have been in the financial remedies it pro posed, it had genuine grievances, and its voice was heard. "The new Populism, confined thus far chiefly to wheat growers, is not an outcry against want, suffering and injustice. It proceeds from a farming population comparatively free of debt/ enjoying high prices for its products, relieved by law of many burdens regularly applied to other industries, the object of government's most solicitous care in banking privileges and, generally, richer than any like number of agriculturists the world has ever seen. Waxing fat, like Jeshurun, these people have kicked, not because of their wrongs but because they have not been able as yet to inflict hardship upon others. "Dollar wheaj. disbanded the old Populism. The- new Populism,-with $2.20 wheat guaranteed, has become formidable in response to the de mand for $3 wheat. It wants mjyre than that. It insists that a world war-stricken and hungry shall pay it the $3 without toll of taxation and that prices of all commodities not produced on the farm be fixed at figures eliminating profits even to the point of confiscation. "Of all American industries, agri culture has gained most by war. Conservative estimates place the wealth heaped upon the landed in terests bf the United States during the last three years at $6,000,000',000. The old Populism in penury com plained of injustice. The new Pop ulism In automobiles protests be cause anybody else is, allowed to make a dollar". Cincinnati llmes-8tar. Addressing the socatled producers" and consumers' conference at St. Paul on Friday, Senator La Follette undertook to Justify the sinking of the Lusitania. He also repeated the remark that he has made in one form or another, many times during the past six months—"We had no grievance against Genmany." La Follette doee not really care anything about the kaiser—except that there are some German votes in Wim&mn. Whftl wwer—t«j is the Presidency of the United States! Loyalty to the kaiser? Those who make this suggestion do not under stand Bob La Follette. His only loy alty is to himself. He cares no more about Germany than he does about the United States—and that is put ting it pretty strong. Chicago News. Senator La Follette and the .nost violent and ignorant maximalist agi tator in Petrograd seem headed i-i the same direction. The American demagogue may bo clever -nough to keep vithin the taw, but morally he is zuilty of disloyalty. He is delib erately poisoning the minds of gul lible and ill informed people against their government. Those of his auditors at St. Paul who shouted "yellow'' at La Follette gave his speech the proper label. As to the question of war finance. La Follette did not tell his hearers that the excess war profits tax is to be higher in the United States after a few months of war than it is in England in the fourth year of that country's struggle. He was outrage ously unfair to congress and the ex ecutive because he and his few fa natical adherents were not able to impose their wild and injurious no tions on the government aad the people of the United State*.' 'Chicago Tribune. The endeavors to educate Senator La Follette meet with no very bril liant success, though they are many and determined and at times fairly boisterous. Mr. Root wants him shot at sunrise. Citizens of Green Bay, Wis., hang him in effigy. The Wis consin Daily Press league excoriates him. When he holds forth in St. Paul Americans protest, "Yellow! Put him out"! When Prof. Van Tyne calls him an Aaron Burr, up jumps W. F. McCaleb, the well known Burr fancier to defend Aaron. Yet La Follette sits tight. The kicks and cuffs of an entire faculty move biirf n o Butte, Mont., Miner. Some means should be fotmd of dealing with a willfully disloyal and inhumanly disposed citizen of the character of the senator from Wis consin. It is incredible that any American could fall so low in the human scale as to endeavor to defend the sinking of the Lusitania.- No one need be surprised at Sen ator La Follette's unpatriotic utter ances and his opposition to the Unit ed States taking part in this war for democracy, but even the most notorious traitors in the past have shown some sparks of human feel ing and have not endeavored to jus MENU Hi NT. Breakfast. (Wheatlea* meal) Pearl Barley Steamed with Dates. Top Milk. Bacon Hashed Brown Potatoes. Corn Muffins. Butter. Maple Syrup. Dinner. Pot Roast of Beef. Browned Potatoes. Corn on Cob. Tomatoes Stuffed with Cabbage on Lettuce Leaves. White Bread. Butter. Apple Sauce. Lunchaon. Spaghetti with Eggs. Sliced Tomatoes and Cucumbers. Creamed Carrots. Brown Bread. Red Raspberry Jam. Sliced Peaches. AN EXPERTS ADVICE. The bureau of home economics of the New York Association for Im prving the Condition of the Poor has summarized the salient essentials of rational food economy under the fol lowing head: To get the best re sults spend money for food as fol lows: "1. Spend from one-fourth to one third of your food money for bread, cereals, macaroni and rice. "2. Buy at least from a third to a half a quart of milk a day for each member of the family. '3. Spend as much for vegetables and fruits together as you do for milk. If you use half a quart of milk for each member of the family thi« may not always be possible. Then spend as much for vegetables and fruit as a third of a quart of milk a day would amount to. "4. Spend not more for meat and eggs than for vegetables and fruits. Meat and eggs may be decreased with less harm than any of the other foods mentioned. The amount spent for meat mav decrease as the amount •pent tttf milk increases". THE TABLE. Tomatoes Stuffed With Cabbage— Select smooth, ripe tomatoes, one for each person. Dip into boiling water, then into cold water. Remove skin, cut a slice from the top and with a spoon carefully remove the pulp. Cut cabbage very fine, add to the tomato pulp, season with salt, pep per, vinegar, a little sugar, to suit taste, and fill the shells. Chill and serve on lettuce leaves. Orange Whip—Two tablespoons gelatin, one pint orange juice, Qne half cup cold water, sugar, juice one lemon. Soak gelatine in cold water, dissolve over hot stove. Strain into this the fruit and juice sugar to taste. Set aside until partly jelled. Whip with egg beater until it be comes light and frothy. Chill and serve. About one-quarter the above recipe is enough for two people for one meal. Appleunes—Five large prunes, three medium sized apples, one cup water, one-half cup sugar. Soak prunes several hours. Boll sugar and water two minuted. Pare ap ples and cut in halves: cook in syrup until soft. Then remove to serving dishes. Cook prunes in same syrup, remove stones and place in holes in apples. Can be served with cream. Corn Muffins—One egg, one cup of milk (scant), one-half teaspoon sugar, pinch of salt, one cup of corn meal, one-half cup wheat flour, one and one-half teaspoon baking pow der. Put cornmeal, flour,. salt and baking powder in a bowl. Beat egg thoroughly, add sugar and milk, stir all together and bake in hot muffin tins twenty-five minutes. Baked Macaroni and Celery—One i cup boiled rtacaroni, one cup celery, one cup white sauce, one-half cup buttered bread crumbs, one-half cup grated cheese, salt and pepper to taste. Cut the celery in inch pieces and boll for ten minutes in salted water. Drain and lay in a deep dish with the macaroni stirred lightly through it. Over it pour the white sauce^ season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle over the top buttered crumbs and grated cheese. Bake until the top is a delicate brown. Tomato Toast—O.ne and one-half cups strained tomato, one-half cup of scalded milk, one-fourth teaspoon soda, one tablespoon butter, two tablespoons flour and one-half tea spoon salt. Make a tomato sauce from the butter, flour and tomato, add the soda and salt, then the milk. Dip toasted bread In the sauce and serve hot. TRY SOME OF THESE. Banana Pie—First bake your pie craal before .fnittiap th*. ©1 tify the assassination of women and children. If the disgrace of having such a disloyal citizen in the upper house of congress only rested on the state responsible for his presence there the patriotic citizens of this country could view the situation with more equanimity, but, as conditions are this man's ^infamoJo Koetehet cast a reflection on o' ery one entitled v.iii l.ifnself aii American citizen. Simple j-jtracism appears to be too ilght a punishment 'or nny «nan who can Justify the wanton murder of American women and children. New Yosk Globe andN Commareial Advertiser. A conclusion resting on an as sumption is no stronger than the as sumption. Ascribing the war wholly to the sinking of the Lusitania, a judgment flatly against the facts, Senator La Foilette presents htmself as a pettifogger. The Lusitania sinking had to do with our entry into the war. The crimS was monstrous. But the bones of the Lusitania dead were on the bottom of the sea for nearly two years before this country acted. Not until Germany had committed new offenses did the President go before congress. The Lusitania slaughter was merely symptomatic. We wage war not against symptoms, but against a disease. In dealing with La Follette's case one has the feeling of contact with a dead soul rather than with a con fused intellect. He is stone deaf to issuep which clamor at other ears with exploding force. He is of a type not strange, for in every great crisis of the human race have been men whose hearts have been cold and lifeless. New York T?me«. On the same day that Senator La Follette /renewed his declaration »f war against the war, and drew chee "fl by his denunciations of the "illegal'" arming of merchant ships, and by the statement, out-La-Fo41etting La Follette, of his belief that American men and women had been encouraged by munitionmakers to travel on for eign munition .ships, the convention "'pledged our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor to our country and our flag in this war". The platform shows that it was not their fortunes but those of rich people not in the farming business that they pledged The leaders will bear watching, whatever be the innocent enthusiasm and "class consciousness" of the fol lowers. Those leaders are canny, the People's council had called it self a Conference of Producers and Consumers, and had supported the war while seekine means to stop it Minneapolis might have been as Household Hint.y* Prick crust witii fork to keep it from curling up. When crust is baked take out of oven and slice layer of bananas in it. Have ready the fol lowing: Boil one pint of milk, two yolks of eggs, two tablespoons sugar and one spoon of flour together until thick pour over bananas. Then beat white of eggs for top and brown in 'Oven. Mock Lemon Pie—One cup sugar, one heaping tablespoonful flour, yolks two eggs, two-thirds cup boil ing water, two-thirds cup stewed pie-plant, one teaspoon lemon ex tract. Cook in double cooker and pour into baked pie crutf. Beat the Whites of eggs, spread on top, brown in oven. Favorite Pie—Peel six medium sized tart apples and stew: while hot stir in a tablespoon of flutter. Beat yolks of three eggs and one cup of sweet cream and a tablespoon of cornstarch and the apples mash ed. Add juice of one lemon or ex tract to taste. Bake in good pie crust until nearly done then spread the tops with the whites well beaten and sweetened. This is for two large pies. Sour Cream Pie—One cup thick sour cream, half cup of sugar, one cup chopped raisins, two eggs, one teaspoon cinnamon, one teaspoon cloves, a little nutmeg, pinch of salt. Mix together the raisins, sugar, flour, salt and spices and add the sour cream, which should be mixed with the yolks of the eggs slightly beaten. Une pie plate with pastry, pour in mixture and bake about twenty minutes in moderate oven. Make a meringue of the egg whites and two tablespoons powder ed sugar: heap on the pie and cook ten minutes in slow oven. Elderberry Pie—Very few people understand how to make elderberry pie owing to the lack of sugar in making them. To one quart can elderberries add two cups suga stir in two tablespoons cornstarc This makes two large pies. Lemon Pie With Two Crusts— Juice and grated rind of one lemon, two tablespoons cornstarch, two cups boiling water, two cups granulated sugar, two eggs well beaten, small piece of butter. Dissolve cornstarch in little cold water. Stir in the boiling water add sugar and eggs and, last, the butter. Cook in double boiler until thick, stirring all the time. Bake in two crusts. This will make two pies. Lemon Pie (One Crust)—One lemon (juice and rind) one cup sugar, two eggs, one cup milk, two teaspoons flour, one teaspoon butter. Cream b\itter and sugar, add flour, mix yolks with butter and sugar, add grated rind of lemon, then juice, then milk. Last stir in well beaten whites of eggs. Bake in one crust, t&fke crust with pie.) WAR COFFEE. Two quarts of bran, one cupful of molasses, one quart of corn meal or corn that is dried in the 6ven, then shelled and ground in a coffee mill. Mix thoroughly, working together withethe hand until the whole mass resembles brown sugar, then spread in a large baking pan to brown in a slow oven, stirring very often, so it does not scorch or burn. When done it is a rich seal brown in color. In making the coffee use two table spoons and a cup and a half of wa ter per person. Boll the coffee for 15 'or more minutes. Use hot milk, if cream is not at hand, and serve hot. This makes a satisfying as well as a healthful drink. CORN CHOWDER. Six large ears of corn, four pota toes, one onion, two tablespoonfuls of butter, two tablespoonfuls of flour, two cupfuls of milk, one quart of water, few slices of salt pork, salt and pepper. Brown the onion and the pork in saucepan. Add the corn cut from the cob and diced po tatoes and water. Boil over a moder ate fire until potatoes are soft. Cream, the butter and flour, add milk and seasonings, and pour into the potato and corn mixture. Boil for ten minutes. CASTOR \A For Infante and. Children In Use For Over 30 Yearj Always bears the Hormtuie ¥"'7' honored as St. Paul has been. The Minneapolis meeting was to hav* been addressed, as the St. Paid meeting was, by two senators whff arc chartered libertines of sedition If Senator Borah doesn't belong that galley, he is keeping singular" company. Lincoln, Neb* 8tate Journal. I. ,ould hard to think of a» many s jU iiving Americans wh» have a a much as Senator La FcTcUe to make America "safe tdt democracy".^ But Senator La Follett# can be mistaken and foolish, beinjf human: and at St. Paul day beforil yesterday he was emphatically botH, Even if we granted, as Senatdl^ La Follette said at St. Paul, that oufT country were in the wrong, it woul® nevertheless be the citizen's part t* help it out of the plight in which It had put itself. Duluth New»-Tribune. If an ordinary citizen had hall or uled a street corner curb an had made the same sDeech made La Follette in St. Paul, he would now be in jaiM)r a hospital. That iS just where La Follette should be. The fact that he is a senator of thf United States does not make him immune. He was not speaking in the halls of congress. His position merely makes him the more guilty. Moreover, the senate should wait no longer. It should expel him. Any senator who will make thf speech he did at St. Paul would cer tainly seem to come under the clear definition of the Constitution, as giv ing aid and comfort to the enemy, and that is treason. Milwaukee Sentinel. Senator La Follette's tirade at St. Paul against the national govern ment was an insult to the intelli gence and patriotism of his auditor Was the senator really addressin such a concourse of illiterates an ignoramuses that he felt he coul "get by" with the preposterous as sertion that the United States de clared war on Germany in defense o\ the "technical right" of America* citizens to "ride on a munition-load ed ship under a foreign flag"? II would appear so. It would be a mere waste of time to refute by facts known to every school boy st» false and silly an as persion made for the purpose of founding the senator's position that the United States is wrong in this war. It was th® old platform devce of setting up a straw man for the cheap and easy victory of knocking him down. The senator knows that that is not why we are at war with Germanv. And if his audience did not know it, too, may the Lord help their memo ries nnd understandings. i n n e Stories Airs. Black was an ardent worker in the temperance society and, be ing late, she dressed hurriedly and came down stairs panting. "Lizzie," she called to the maid, "run and get my temperance badge. I have forgotten it.. It has a blue ribbon with gold lettering. "Yes, ma'am, I know it well." said Lizzie. Lizzie could not read, hut she knew a blue ribbon with gold letters when she saw it, and had no trouble in locating it and fastening it on the dress of her mistress. Mrs. Black was too busy greeting her friends to note that they smiled broadly when they looked at her. Wh£n the family was assembled at tea Mrs Black entered and was re ceived with laughter by her children, who made her look at her badge for the flrst time. The gold lettering on the ribbon read: "Rodfield Poultry Show. Firat Prise, Bantam." Lincoln Steffens, the writer, believes In free speech—the right to say any thing, any time and anywhere. *nd he organized a club to that effect. A short time ago Mr. Steffens made a speech advocating his theories. At the end he invited those who would to Join his Free Speech club. Only one man accepted the Invitation. He said 'Td.ljke to Join your club long enough to tell you what I think about it." Visitor—Your little boy doesn't seem to be very cheerful. Isn't he well'.' Broker—Yes, he's well enough, but he is feeling rather blue just now. You see. there was a great drop in leather this morning. Visitor—Bless ine! You don't mean to tell me that child knows anything about the market? Broker—Well, perhaps not, gener ally speaking, but you see the partic ular leather that dropped this morn ing was his mother's slipper. BELL-ANS Absolutely Removes Indigestion. One package troves it 25catall druggists. Old Folks Saved From Suffering Mrs. Mary A. Dean, Taunton, Mass., in her 87th year, says: "I thought 1 was beyond the reach of medicine, but Foley Kidney Pills have proven moat beneficial in my case." Mr. Sam A. 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Squeeze the Juice of two lemuns In to a bottle containing three ounces orchard white, shake well, and you have a quarter pint of the best freckle and tan lotion, and complexion beautifter, at very, very small cost. Your grocer has the lemons and any drug store or toilet counter will supply three ounces of orchard white for a few cents. Massage this sweet ly fragrant lotion into the face, neck, arms and hands each day and see how freckles and blemishes disappear and how clear, soft and white the akiA it is hMrmleeM.