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You 7 FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 1918 jf T:1 INSIST ON GETTING WHAT YOU ASK FOR Christ Flagel, Former German Organizer for Nonpartisans, Hears From Members TOWNLEY'S CORPORATIONS Theodore G. Nelson of Dunn Center, Asks What These Organizations Will Do Light on the condition of iiffairs within the league is shed by the fol lowing letter, received this weak by Chris Flagel of Kuini, a former prom inent Gernian-speaing organizer for the Nonpartisans, and wrktepi by Theodore G. Nelson of Dunn Center, proprietor of the Hill Top farm, and formerly an active and enthusiastic league member: Mr. Chris iFlagel, Kulm, N. ©., Detar 'Mr. Flagel: March I, 1913. Your letter came' some time ago. II presume you have been waiting for an answer so here: goes. ask how the Nonpartisan league keeping accounts have been developed stock-heWers are holding directors responsible more than they used to, and as a result these farmers' co-oper- movement has been coming out here since you were here last summer. The speeches you made in German in behalf of the league program and peo ple's government no doubt did a whole lot of good and I know that many of our German farmers joined the league through your efforts.. But you know that there are many farmers out here, as everywhere else, who have during their life-time had considerable ex perience in the way of farmers' or ganizations and many of thpni have had their fingers.iburnt. Creameries and farmers' elevators have failed in many places, sometimes because the farmers who put their money into the creamery or elevator and sometimes the store elected men as directors (because they were good church mem bers of a particular church, or some men would boost a relative that they thought was deserving ot a little hon or. The result was that we had a set of dummy directors who would en trust the manager to do anything and everything. The manager would, piece by piece, work the 'business so as to get a little more out of it for himself until he bad a very food in come, and if he dicTnot bust the COUh pany iby negligence he would do it Iby 1 groups of individuals, when I tell rni.-Avv iT!osr OI |M(i to ignorance and indifference. Of late voters of the various precincts you years you know splendid methods of ative enterprises are now nearly al- f3e There are also some who feel that them include either A. C. Townley or his stenographer or some ^office em ployee of his or one or more close personal friends, they would 'be still more backward about pushing the league or even taking an interest in it as it now stands. I will confess, Mr. Flagel, that it looks to me as though privately own ed corporations have been formed to do. everything that the league pro gram provides that the state should do and that it has all been done with Townley's consent or knowledge. It does sometime look to me as though he ought to publicly warn the farmers and league members in' particular that formation of private or semi-coi-opera tive corporations fpr such purpose* are contrary to the league plaitform advocating state or federal ownership &nd operation of public utilities. It is not right to stir up enthusiasm for governmental reform and Jhen take,advantage of that enthusiasm to secretly and openly further personal amuition and promote private enter prises. The Old Equity. This whole matter reminds' m'e of our experience in the early days of the American Society Of Equity. You know we woke up one year (1907) and found that the man who was pres ident of the society owned its officii! Organ and refused to turn it over to the society. Also that he had three other corporations through which he juggled, public confidence1 for private gain. \Ve had noticed for some time that it was almost impossible to make any headway under his administration with any sound and substantial propo sitions, but we could not underetand why until we analyzed his inter-lo6k Ing directorships. He even opposed strenuously the idea of the (Equity Cooperative Exchange when I suggest ed that to him in the spring of 1907, and by him. haying control ot the pa- course had his ill-will from the very day that I had that conversation. iMany farmers in the state remem ber some of those troubles and one cannot blame them for going a little slow in supporting this reform-move ment in its present form. They can not see why the league should not be incorporated the same as all other standard fraternal bodies and that title ^to the North Dakota 'Leader to gether with all state records should be vested in such corporations like wise as much of the Nonpartisan Leader and the Courier-News and the equipment for these as has 'been paid for with money obtained from North Dakota members. I have held these views for a long time and have felt that these matter should be publicly discussed at th' proper time when it can be done with out injuring the progressive movemen that has found expression in th league. believe now that th*t tim is near at hand in this state. It is not 'ow a question as to whether Big Bi: is going to control the state govern neat or a reform movement. The da: "f antiquated stand pat politics is Tone forever and a determined de Tnaad for reform is enthroned. What Krnd of Reform The big question now is to WHAT NT) of reform we are going to have It lboks to me as if there is need of very definite program of Government al reform fostered by some agency that will leave alone all such side shows as are now being hitched ui with the Nonpartisan league. One bad feature of the present temp erament of many people in the stat is the inclinatipiv to brand everything that' is said or written without the ap proval of the,'"Pofvers* that be" as a message from iBig Biz and the pro duct of an enemy of the common peo pie and farmers especially. This if the situation:' If any person has any idea tin problems of Government oi the management of the league that does riot coincide with the "Powers that be" he cannot get it expressed in the Nonpartisan Leader and if any other paper then picks it up then one hears at once "traitor of the common people." It is true that some of the papers in this state have editorially defended questionable men and mea sures from time to time and ever juggled and Colored facts, but we should not let prejudice blind us so that we will not hear but one side That mental condition borders on in sanity (Insanity is generally an ab normal development of some "bug" of s6me kind) arid if joined in by sjreat numbers for any length of time is dangerous' for the welfare of any state. Untruthfulness and mis-state ments of facts will creep into most any paper. This has happened even in the Nonpartisan Leader. It will ontinue to happen until we can get mediums of publicity that are not pub lished in the interest of personal gain or political preferment for individuals iQ'in^cers you that the league caucuses out here .Were honest, however, and the failures ^-ere attended on the average by from oi many ot tne enterprises were due one .third to less than one-fifth of the can readily see 0 h*ve tra£ed and that there is a lack interest or something wrong some- wh ere. The silent clamour of the nia88 of the people mi ?8t we are governmen be done thru the ttl0Ve ways a success. ':now as the Nonpartisan league it through' the mill have a notion that STATEMENT OF COLD FACTS. the Nonpartisan league should be Some of the matter I have express handled the same way. That is, they ed in this letter may surprise you Mr. can't see why the members of the Flagel but "them's my .sentiments" league should not elect a lair-sized rind the statements are cold facts, board of directors to manage the af- O, yes I should perhaps tell yon fairs of the league and toe held re- that some of my friends here are sponsible for their own acts and* for boosting me for the senate by I am the acts of all officers and employees not taking the candidacy very serioue that they may put to work. ly ,and will say tha$ if you see any tins: the leaders of the league in this state would be of interest to other people are not true to ithe league program you are at liberty to make it public when they are encouraging, or at least 'n whatever way you see fit regardless not diseouraging, the formation of a of. what effect it may have as to mak lot of private corporations in which ing or unmaking the senatorial candi the farmers are asked to invest on lgr-v started in my behalf, the presumption that they are a part Please accept our thanks for your of the league program. ?ood wishes for "Junior." He is do- If the Farmers Knew, Jug very well. I have an dea that if the farm- Come out here next sunirtier and wr tors generally know that the're have will go to the "Brakes" and inqident been lorineu in this state five or six ally sec if we can tip yoU out and corporations to do banking, merchan- crac ir-«infa^.,r|r,er minine: br«- with us iu Oliver county last sum quetting, buy and sell patents and er. u-aue marks, piomdle private aiui Sincerely yours, public utility corporations, etc., and THEO. (i. NELSON, that the directors of nearly all of respected have genuine and lastinp. tal refprm and if it cannot ment we now -Cn TACTS In this letter that you think vour hat as Aleck Leiderback ZrsP NOTES. John Meyer of Zap has moved hip stock of merchandise into a buiidinp just completed. This ,is a nqw busi nesB venture here. Guy B'. Bunner of Camp t»Odge, la., is here on a ten-day furlough. DROPSY TREATED FREE By Dr. Mile*, the Great Specialist, Who Sends a $3.75 Trial Treatment Free. Many Report Cured After Others failed. At first no disease is apparently more harmless than dropsy a little swelling of the eyelids, hands, feet, ankles, or abdomen. Finally there is a great shortness of breath, cough, faint spelts, sometimes nausea and vomiting, even bursting 6f the limbs, and a lingering and wretched death if the dropsy is not removed. Dr. Miles has been known as a leading specialist in the^e diseases for 30 years. His liberal offer of a $3.75 Treatment free to all sufferers is cer taidly worthy of seriaus consideration. You may never have such an- oport unity again. The Grand Dfrdpsy Treatmfeht con sists of four dropsy remedies fti one, also Tonic Tablets and Pura-Laxa for removing the water. This treatment is specially prescribed for each ^pa tient and is three times as successful as that' of most physicians. It usually relieves the first day, In the religious weekly paper. Die 'hristliche Welt, Professor Martin tade declared recently that polygamy countenanced neither by the Ger nan government nor by the German leople. lie contends that single pam phlets advocating plurality of wives uoh as 'the one referred to by Lord tobert Cecil are the work of "irre iponsi'Jle persons" and should not be aken serioftsly. Moreover, Professor lade holds that history has sliown hat after all great wars, the losse lave been made good ly normal mar 'iages. LOAN EYES TO THE NAVY U. S. NEEDS ^GLASSES 0. W. Roberts of the weather bureau, who has iii excieptio'hally fine air of field glasses, is loaning them the government for the use of the WE THANK YOU BANANA SPECIAL—Per Doz. 20c 25c-—30c Fancy Celery Head Lettuce Ripe Tomatoes Orange^ Apples Lemons Fancy Grape Fruit FOR WHEATLESS DAYS Just received a fresh shipment including four dandy cookies— Rye Biscuit, per lb. 20c Phantom Cookies, per lb 25c Oaten Cookies, per lb 25c Wheatless Cookies, per lb.. .30c EAT VEGETABLES Cabbage and Onions, per lb... 6c Rutabagas and Carrots, lb... 4c Parsnips, per lb. 5c Van Camp's Pork and Beans at Prices That are Right No. I cans 15c No.* 2 cans 20c Xo. 3 cans 30c Both Phones 211. 120 3rd St. Last Delivery Saturday, 5:00 Other Week Days, 4:45 P. M. 6-inch N. P. Combination Pliers 29c Lace Leather Cutters.. 39c 12-in. Larson's Pincers. 98c No. 6 Dry Cells ...... 38c No. li/2 Maydole Hammers, each 98c No. 2-0 Ball Pien Machine Hammer 78 No. 1-0 Ball Pien Machine Hammer No. 1 Ball Hammer No. 2 Ball Hammer aM removes swelling'in six day* in most cases. De lay is dangerous /Send for Remark able Curei .in Your State. All afflicted readers inay have Book Examinationi Chiart, Opinion, Advice) *nd a Two^Pouad .Triifcl .Treatment tree. Write-«t once. Describe your case. Address, Dr. Franklin Miles, 222 to 'S&2 Fr*nktift St., GERMANY ANXIOUS TO BREED RACE OF "SUPERMEN" BUT STRONG AGAINST POLYGAMY, SAY THE NEWSPAPERS Amsterdam, March 8.—(Correspond ence of the Associated Press)—Circu lation in other belligerent countries of the report that official recognition of polygamy had been given in Ger many. in order to fill up as quickly* as possible the tremendous gaps which 'the War has made in the German army, has aroused indignation in the German empire. This report is1 said :o have been mentioned in the Brit sh house of commons tby Arthur Balfour, the British' foreign min stdr and by Lord Robert Cecil, the iritish minister of munitions. There seem to bo however a good 8URDICK DENIES HE'S CANDIDATE Grand Forks, N. I).'Mareh S.—Usher L. Uurdick, of Williston, X. D„ de-j .dared here tonight that he is not ai candidate for congress against P. D. Morton. Recent reports -from Bis narek declared that Mr. Burdick was' candidate and that the Nonpartisan league did not "look with disfavor i^(on his candidacy." "I ajn not a :andidate for any office," he said last light. Pien 14-in. Trimo Pipe Wrench, each $1.98 6-in. Crescent Wrench.78c 8-in. Crescent Wrench. 89c 10-inch Crescent Wrench each ... $1.09 .• ,:Jlit"ifc' '•*. iWSMARCK EVENING TRIBUNE THE TRIBUNE'S HOME MARKET PAGE mahy "irresponsible persons" in Ger many who hold queer ideas as to the breeding of the future German. The lerliner T^geblatt devotes an article to them. It cgins fjy saying that the pamphlet quoted in the house of com mons had no sort of official sanction and that, on the contrary, it was luickly suppressed. The Tageblatt, however, mentions tho activities of the "Eden and Mittagsbund"* move ment and the "1-lammar Community," whose dets for increasing the birth rate and to breed the "Germanio su perman" are regarded as distinctly pe muliar. Then there is the "German society for regeneration" and the "order of ho New Templars" which want to maintain the balance of births as against tho fertility of the Semitic •aces. Finally, a society named "Ar- :aiui" frankly advocates free love. None of these sects, the Tage'Jlatt as serts, is or any importance. The pa per further argues that the societes -n|v work on tbc theories of Darwin and Gohincau—both of them non-Ger man—who advocated selective 'breed ing of a .superior t,rade of human be ing I'nited States navy. Any.one who de sires to loan glasses, either binoculars or telescopes, to the government will kindly leave same at the weather lnir 3au where a receipt will be given, "hese glasses will then lie tagged and i'orwared, safely wrapped, direct to he navy department. There each in tvumont will bo cataloged and given number. At the. close of hostilities le-glasses will be eilheu returned or. "he owner reimbursed to the extent of their value. is —Eat Plenty We caji suggest nothing better for your Lenten Meatless Day /than Fish. Fish has been acclaimed by scientists as the most nutritious of foods, and the best for nerve and brain-building. Fish that is caught in different waters, or different climes, tastes different, but the best eating fish comes from the cold countries—for in stance the Canadian lakes. All our fish is received direct from the Canadian lakes where it is caught frozen and shipped to us. Upon arrival the fish is placed in our cold storage plant, where the temperature remains the same all the year around and keeps (he fi$h frozen and fresh just as when caught. Fish that is frozen, thawed, and then froz en again does not make good eating. That is why we lay such emphasis on this particular point. We have an unusually fine lot of fish of different varieties— such as pike, pickerel, salmon, halibut, whitefish, etc. This fish will be sold at reason ably low prices artd guaranteed to be strictly fresh and in first class condition. 1 Eat fish and lots of fish. It is good and healthy for you! Place your orders early for prompt delivery. can .98c Pien Machine ...$1.09 Machine ....$1.19 Celery Grapefruit i&ttAUWi: 4 -ft MERCER COUNTY BANKERS BOOST LIBERTY BONDS Golden Valley, N. D„ March 8.—The bankers of Mercer county held a meet ing in Golden .Valley on Tuesday even ing to-discuss the forthcoming liberty loan. It was decided that the county banks would each tako its allotted share and then make a vigorous sell ing campaign in their respective com munities. P. S. Chaffee of Keulah will again head the drive, and Mercer county will again head the list as the first in disposing of zonds as far as the governmeM getting the money is concerned. PRIZE TO CLEVELAND The Cleveland Farmers' Elevator "o, had the banner delegation at the X'orth Dakota Farmer Grain Dealers' onventioil which has just closed in his city. The Cleveland party includ- 310 Main St. Phone (0 GUSSNER'S I I A E SAVE MONEY ON MEATS AND GROCERIES GROCERY DEPARTMENT Peas, (split), per lb Baker's Chocolate, per '/i lb Baker's Cocoa, per f/o lb 1 Tomatoes, Standard 15c 20c 23c 15c 14c 35c 25c 25c 52 18c California, can Carnation Milk, large can, each Troco, per lb Corn, good standard, 2 cans for Peas, 2 cans for .. .v Butter, best creamery, per lb Coffee, good, per lb Rice, very fine grade Louisiana. This is a great bargain. We pur chased this rice before the ad vance of 65 per cent and are giv ing you the benefit, per lb. Dutch Cleanser, 3 cansior Argo Starch, 11-4 lb. package for 10c 25c 10c MEAT DEPARTMENT Pork Shoulder Steak, per lb Pure Lard, per lb This lard can be used on the ta ble as butter, as it is open steam kettle rendered. Nothing added, nothing taken out. Three fourths of a pound of this lard goes as far as. a pound of other lard. Brown & Jones "The Satisfaction Store" The Most of the Best for the Least 3 lb. can high-grade Apri cots, per 11/j, lb. can Golden Dragon White Cherries, per can We Offer Nothing But the Very Best in Our l|/2 lb. can Golden Dragon White Cherries, 19 FANCY FRESH VEGETABLES Head Lettuce Cauliflower Cucumbers Brussels Sprouts Green Onions Rhubarb and Tomatoes FANCY FRESH FRUITS Oranges., Bananas Apples and Strawberries CREAM—': ,• ~v' a Meat Orders Delivered With Grocsries 35c APPLES We are offering great bargains in Winesap Apples at less than wholesale prices today. Don't be slow about buying, as the prices on these Apples will go higher as the car is being unloaded. E 35c 2 cans No. 1 can Golden Dragon Black Raspberries, O 2 cans fciOC Extra fancy large AVLg* Bananas, 2 doz—"vv ed P.. J. Cooper, manager Martin Causer, president F. Zimmerman, vice president J. Grose, L. J. Brooks and Chris Larson, and it was the larg est representation here from any one elevator company. MORE LAND IN SIOUX The proving up of 15,000 acres of government land in Sioux county, of an average assessed valuation of $".77 Phone 33 Will Brown, Ceiermann & Ryan Quality Groceries at Prices That Talk Specials Extra Fancy Bananas, per dozen 25c Choice Bananas, per dozen 20c Grapefruit Special, each 6c Argo Gloss Starch, 20 oz. package, each 10c Argo Corn Starch, 20 oz. package, each 10c Schoolboy Peanut Butter, 5 lb. pail, each $1.25 2V- lb. pail, each 6ic Last Special on Soap—Large size Ivory, per bar 10c 1 Buy a box of Famous "Chocolate Shop Candy. Made by the "Chocolate Shops" of Los Angeles, and packed in neat redwood boxes. These Candies are famous the world over. HOFFMAN'S CHOCOLA TE SHOP Has just received a shipment of these Candies. 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All QUALITY SERVICE SANITARY Fourth Street Bismarck 1 THE HOUSE WITH ONE PRICE TO ALL 1 Grocery Department Departments Phone 4 large rolls 10c Toilet Paper 25c 4 cans Corn, 15c seller 44c cans Earlv June Peas, 15c seller 4»c No. 3 cans Sliced Peaches, 30c seller 67c No. 2 cans Fancy Blackberries, 30c seller 65c No. 1 cans Reed Murdock Baked Beans, 15c seller. .48c MEAT DEPARTMENT I Chicken Calf Sweetbreads Calf Brains Frank's Milwaukee Sausage Pork Tenderloin Swift's Brookfield Sausage jj I SPECIAL Hamburger Steak, per lb 20c I FRUIT AND VEGETABLE DEPARTMENT 1j Strawberries Brussels Sprouts Cauliflower Celery Tomatoes Young Onions Radishes and Rhubarb ^j SPECIALS E Bananas, per dozen ...... ."*15c and 20c. I CREAM BAKERY GOODS '.A PAGE 9. 83 r: ij