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HOW FARM FOLKS
HELP IH THE WAR
tittle Stories From Real Life
Illustrating How They Back
Up Uncle Sam.
LIBERTY BONDS TEACHTHREFT
Encourage Saving Habit in Those
Who Never Saved Before
Great Crisis Demands the
Best From All of Us.
By HERBERT MYRICK.
President of the National Farm Power
Group of Agricultural 'Papers.
Did you read tljet item In the news
papers the other day, of a one-time
distinguished and prosperous citizen
of Chicago who died suddenly in the
hospital, unknown, alone,, unloved?
He was an old man, a victim of ad
versity, forgotten by the acquaintances
of his prosperity. The authorities were
about to consign the body to the pot
ters' field when they found in his pock
et a Liberty bond for $50 and a cer
tificate of a fraternal lodge to which
he had once belonged. That society
was notified and gave him a Christian
burial, the undertaker and cemetery
accepting the bond in payment. fpr
coffin and lot.
Jamie, We Salute You!
A good man and true is Jamie Bliss,
age five years, who lives with mamma
and papa on a farm near Eau Claire,
Wis. Jamie had heard all the discus
sion about Liberty bonds and Thrift
stamps, and, not yet being established
In business for himself, was puzzled
a little to know how such a little boy
could have a part in this great un
dertaking. At the same time he learn
ed how sorely our fighting men need
wool and the great idea came to him.
Without consulting anyone, Jamie
started about the farm harvesting
from hedges and wire fences the little
wisps of wool left there as his father's
sheep pastured. As a result of his
expedition Jamie came Into the house
with his pockets and Inside of his
waist bulging with wool. Mamma
Bliss was somewhat astonished when
he explained that he was gathering
wool to sell so he could buy Thrift
stamps, but being a wise mother, she
saw the point quickly.
Since then Honorable Jamie, wool
gatherer to Uncle Sam, makes daily ex
cursions into the sheep pasture. Al
ready his wool has purchased two
$5 War Savings stamps and a good
start toward another one. This, folks,
Is something which was not taught
out of i book, but It is a sample of
the patriotic citizenship now growing
up, ready tc stand at the helm a few
decades hence.
Becoming, a Bondholder.
Among my friends for years Is a
hard-working farmer with wife and
several children. He never^ seemed
to quite "get there." Though he work
ed hard, he just lacked the knack of
getting a bit ahead. During the past
year he seemed to have prospered.
When I saw him last week he said:
"It's tins way: I subscribed
$50 for a Liberty bond last year,
and simply had fo pay for it. 1
did so by paying In every dollar I
could spare, instead of spending money
for things we could just as well do
without. It is curious how one accumu
lates if they go at it that way.
"I see now .that one reason why I
never saved any money was because
I didn't have anything like this to take
my cash a little at a time. I used to
think that I would begin saving when
I had my bills paid and $25 to the
good, buz I have discovered at this late
date that the way to do it is to save a
little at a time and put it by as you
get it. I have been surprised to find
that the same is true of so many other
farmers, especially renters. What
they have put Into the Liberty bond is
money that would have slipped
through their fingers. They would have
nothing to show for .It, whereas now
they have got a bond earning good
interest, while their money Is helping
to lick the kaiser. My first bond la
now paid in full and I am beginning
to save up my subscription to the
fourth Liberty bond."
This reminds me of still another
case where the boys and girls have
earned and saved along with their
parents until their subscription for
each of the three Liberty loans are
now paid up. They did not see how
they could raise the money for their
first subscription, but their second was
double that, and the third was still
larger. The oldest boy was taken by
the draft, which made the family ail
the more determined. The mother
Is saving her egg money, each of the
children has a bit of a garden from
which they are selling stuff, one of
the girls is a member of the pig club,
and the oldest boy still at home has
quarter of -an acre of onions that
promises a splendid crop. The fa
ther is harvesting a heavy crop of
UBERTY BOND IN FIRE
Mixed With Newspapers It Was Used
for Kindling.
Mrs. Charles Stoeckel of George
town, Del., found It rather cool and
damp one day recently and decided to
kindle a little wood fire In one of her
stoves. She used an old newspaper
or two picked up from the center
tabled *o start the wood. Among the
papers jras a $50 Liberty bond, which
her husband had just purchased at the
wheat, and last spring made up his
mind to devote not less than one third
of the proceeds to the war. This one
family is planning to subscribe $1,000
for the fourth Liberty loan, and if
all goes well, will be able to pay
down nearly half the amount
A Horde of Huns at Your Door.
You know what they would do to
you and your womena fate far worse
than death. You know how Hups have
laid bare the countryside they have
conqueredno animal or plant al
lowed to survive, even trees and vines
cut off close to the ground. Rural
homes demolished, barns burned.
You know how the Boches enslave
the farmers of Belgium, Poland, the
Ukraine. Words cannot depict the
horror of it.
To prevent the same thing happen
ing right here to you and your fam
ily, to your own community, state
and nationthat Is what our boys are
fighting for "over there."
It is a question of right over might!
Shall liberty be destroyed by slavery?
This is the question the war is to an
swer for you and me and for genera
tions yet unborn.
This final struggle for the survival
of the fittest among humans demands
every ounce of our energy, every cent
of our money. Noble men and wom
en are patriotically devoting some or
all of their time, without money and
without price, to help Uncle Sam win
a victory. Others ore giving produce
or money to the good cause. Millions
of our healthiest young men, the very
seed of the race, are sacrificing their
lives that you and I and others may
live in peace.
The very least that each of us can
do now is to lend our money to Uncle
Sam so that he will have the funds
with which to fight. The war is cost
ing billions. The only way the gov
ernment "can get the money Js to bor
row it from the people or tax it out
of them. The more the public lends
to the government, the less taxes it
will have to pay.
You can help In this crisis by sub
scribing to the fourth Liberty loan.
These government bonds are the safest
Investment on earth. They are abso
lutelygood. They yield good interest
You can get your Interest money twice
a year. If you .have to use your prin
cipal, you can sell your bond any min
ute, or you can use It as security at
the bank to borrow for temporary
wants. The latter is the better way,
because it doesn't help the government
any for you to sell your bond or for
somebody else to buy your bond. Get
your bond direct from the government
then your money gr direct to "the
government and will be used by It to
pay the wages of soldiers and sailors
and to furnish the ships and munitions
with which they shall win the vic
tory.
Must Do Our Beat
It is up to each of us to do not our
bit but our best. It's a question of
life or death. Simplify, economize, go
without things, so that the effort, time,
thought and money thus saved may be
transmuted into the things that shall
enable the American flag to fly over
Berlina symbol of the new civiliza
tion which is to insure peace through
victory
In our rural homes, on our farms, in
the trenches, in other branches of serv
ice, in subscriptions to the Liberty
bonds and War stamps, our American
farmers have repeatedly gone over the
top. Their efforts, their patriotism,
their loyalty, have been universally
recognized. Now In this fourth Lib
erty loan our rural folks will show
the same generous confidence in the
eternal principles of human liberty and
of self government that were cham
pioned by those Middlesex farmers:
"Their flags to April breeze unfurled.
Who fired the shot heard 'round the
world."
GOES WOOING IN AN AIRSHIP
Maiden's Neighbors In London 'Sub
urb Have Fears for Their
Roofs.
London.A pretty bit of chivalry
was seen in a London suburb the other
day. Early In the morning the knight
errant was out on his airplane and was
flying lowso low as to make the ten
ants of the terrace anxious about their
roofs.
On the miniature lawn In the center
of the 30-foot garden the maiden wait
ed until there fluttered down through
the morning mist a little streamer of
white material. It missed the garden
and fell into the roadway.
The maiden rushed out and picked
up iher love letter.
The neighbors' curtains resumed
their stillness', and the little episode
of these grim days was closed.
Discard Hun Music Books.
San Francisco.Because several
songs In the music books used in Cali
fornia public schools savored of Ger
man origin, with perhaps a trace of
the well-known German propaganda in
them, the state board of education has
decreed that the books must go into
the discard. A new series has been
prepared for the pupils, which. It is
announced, Is "free from all Germao
taint" bank for his daughter. Vellle, and had
laid on the table until he could pre
sent It The bond was burned to
ashes, but Stoeckel trying to get a
new one. as he has tb- number and
the bank officials distinctly remembei
him buying it
Build Ship in Fifteen Days.
Workman, Clark A Co., shipbuilders
,at Belfast Ireland, have achieved a
world's record in completing an 8.000-
ton standard vessel in fifteen days al
ter she was launched.
THE TOMAHAWK. WHITE EARTH, MINN.
NewsoftheState
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Condensed for Busy Folks
Albert Lea.Trial of the "cash and
carry" system by Albert Lea grocer*
is resulting in a reduction in prices
of food commodities to consumers.
St. Paul.Heirs of Charles E. Otis
have paid inheritance taxes of $2,075
on his estate, valued at $137,441, ac
cording to a report issued by Claude
S. Brown of the state legal depart
ment.
St. Paul.The prospect of a viva
cious milkmaid to administer unto
bovines at the city workhouse is not at
all remote, according to H. W. Austin,
general superintendent. Men are not
to be had.
Stillwater.C. A. Smith, who is
being held in the Washington county
jail*to await the action of the Chi
sago county grand jury, is passing his
spare time by knitting woolen socks
for the Red Cross.
Minneapolis.Arthur, outrageously
curious, as most bears are, bit $205
worth of flesh from the hand of Frank
Gorman at the Al. G. Barnes wild
animal menagerie. It cost that much
for the management to settle.
Rochester.-rMrs. Frank James of
Wagoner, Okla., a patient at the Mayo
hospital here, was run down and killed
by an automobile driven by Miss Lila
Reiter, daughter of Mayor Reiter of
this city. Miss Reiter was not held.
Farmers living in the Bear River
and Little Swan countries are eager
to begin sheep raising. They believe
that the council could purchase a car
load of sheep at the lowest price. The
sheep could then be sold to the far
mers.
St. Cloud.Plans have been com
pleted for the organization of a Min
nesota Motor Reserve corps to pro
vide speedy conveyance of Home
Guards to scenes of disturbance. About
fifty automobile owners have signed
for volunteer memberships.
Morris.Commercial fertilizer tests
being made at the West Central School
p*Y Agriculture, located here, are at
tracting wide attention. The work is
in connection with the campaign to
increase, yields on old lands, and lands
where plant food supply is low.
St James.Mrs John Gorman, wife
of an Omaha road engineer, was killed
in an automobile accident on the Long
Lake road. Her father, W. R. Wyre,
recently bought an automobile. Mrs.
Gorman was learning to drive. The
car went over an embankment.
St. Clottd.John Hartlnger, who was
brought before the authorities charged
with saying that the United States
had better confine Its attentions to
getting Villa, and other remarks of a
seditious character, has again been
taken into custody on similar charges.
An investigation is being made con
cerning his record.
St. Paul.Sixty-six state deputy oil
inspectors must wait until next year
for payment of fees aggregating $8,000.
Only those of Minneapolis, St. Paul
and Duluth receive salaries. The sit
uation is due to the upsetting of the
precedent of paying fees for the last
of the state fiscal year ending July
31, from the appropriation for the fol
lowing year.
Hibbing.On information received
by members of the Hibbing Gun club
that illegal hunting was promiscuous
in the Sturgeon Lake district, Game
Warden George E. Woods visited that
region and arrested Charles Sands,
Frank Calwejl and William Bartlett,
for killing deer and moose in the
closed season. In municipal court all
three entered pleas of guilty and were
fined $52.50 each or 50 days at the
county work farm.
Wabasha.Sheriff Julius Boehlke
discovered that his 14-year-old pris
oner, Harry Jacoby, who is held here
in the county jail on a charge of mur
der, had completed preparations tc
escape. The prisoner, with the aid of
a tin spoon handle, had opened the
window casings and removed the
weights. These, with an iron bar tak
en from a radiator, were the tools
with which he removed a three-foot
square of plaster and two thicknesses
of brick.
Aurora.The slacker drive here re
sulted in fifty men being sent over to
Eveleth, where their cases are being
considered. In addition to Aurora and
the mines, the Home Guards covered
Pike River, Embarrass, Waasa and
Palo farming districts. In the Waasa
district at a camp near a lake eight
men were caught by Captain Blanch
ette. It is believed they had been
netting and dynamiting fish and living
almost entirely in the woods for some
time in order to evade the draft.
St. Paul.Wheat hoarders of Brown,
Nicollet, Redwood, Blue Earth. Ren
ville and Cottonwood counties, dis
covered under an investigation being
conducted by Vidian B. Vye, special
representative of the food adminis
tration, at Sleepy Eye, Minn., were
obliged to surrender 7,000 bushels of
wheat during the past week. In the
past three weeks Mr. Vye has pro
cured 20,000 bushels of wheat that
should have been placed on the mar
ket not later than May 15 last.
Winona.Two persons were burned
but escaped serious injury in a mys
terious explosion of a bottle of nitric
acid at the drug store of W. A. Harge
shelmer. He was burned about the
face, arms and hands and Mrs. Ben
Morrison, a patron of the store, re
ceived chest, arm and hand burns.
Minneapolis.Dazed by a blow on
the head, struck by the driver of an
automobile delivery truck who had
invited him for a ride. Gustave Nel
son, 55 years old, St. Paul, was found
wandering by the Minneapolis police.
Nelson's valuables a watch and about
$15, were missing.
.lr. '._.-
Hastings.John Droback, 45 years
old, who had been sentenced to the
Washington county jail on a disorder
ly conduct charge, committed suicide
by hanging.
Moorhead.The army worm has
been found in one Clay county town
ship, and county officials have taken
steps to localize the destructive work
of the pest
Brainerd.Nine men of the 1918
draft registrants have volunteered as
chauffeurs and will be sent to the
school for chauffeurs at Indianapolis,
Ind., Aug. 15.
Hibbing.The St. Louis County
Agricultural society is planning to
interest the village council of Hib
bing in the purchase of sheep for the
local farming district.
Crosby.W. H. Bamberg, president
of the Bamberg Exploration company,
dropped dead at"his home here. He
had1
been suffering from leakage of
the heart. A widow survives.
Minneapolis.Summer school at
the University of Minnesota has
closed. Registration for the first se
mester of the coming academic year
will begin on September 11.
Winona.Although a dog lying a
sleep in the same room was killed,
the. family of H. P. Felgate, on Prai
rie Island, near here, escaped unhurt
when lightning hit the residence.
Rochester.Billy Sunday, for the
first time since his operation at the
Mayo hospital, took the prohibition
stump when he addressed the Mayo
staff and a large number of citizens.
Moorhead.Howard Wilson, a far
mer, who was accused of hoarding
wheat, has purchased $1,000 worth of
thrift stamps and donated $1,000 to
the Red Cross, it was announced to
day.
Baudette.The best hay crop ever
harvested here is in full swing and
farmers are jubilant over the crops
thus far. Last year many had to
sell their stock because of lack of
feed.
St. Paul.Gov. J. A. A. Burnquist
will be the principal orator at the
laying of the corner stone of the new
state normal school at Bemidji, Au
gust 10. Judge C. W. Stanton will be
the master of ceremonies.
Moose Lake.John Erving, a far
mer, living near Kettle River, who
Is believed to be insane, -set fire to
his buildings following a quarrel with
his wife. Erving drove his wife and
daughter from their home.
St. Cloud.!Peter N. Lahr, chairman
of the Stearns county commissioners,
has been appointed to act as thresh
ing machine inspector. He will co
operate with the National Grain
Threshermen's Division in Stearns
Threshermen's Division in Stearns
county. His object is te save grain
during threshing.
Yirginia.Leo Lieberman, a tailor,
found more than $100 in a handker
chief on the street. He advertised
and a lot of claimants demanded the
money, but none was able to identify
the wealth and he. presented the Red
Cross with $25 of his find and he said
that he would give the rest to the
Jewish war relief fund.
Minneapolis.A falling off of nearly
40 per cent in enlistments during
July over the preceding month was
reported in a statement issued by Maj.
John D. Yost, recruiting officer for the
Minnesota district. Less than 700
men were secured in the state, but
the statement added that a general
slump in enlistments was noted
throughout the country.
S Paul.More than 19,600,000
pounds of binder twine have been
shipped this season from the State
Prison plant at Stillwater. The fig
ures were given out by Chairman
Ralph W. Wheelock of the State Board
of Control and it was announced that
a limited number of new orders for
early deliveries will be accepted now.
Glyndon.The potato crop in the
Glyndon district has not been blighted,
according to a survey just completed
of over 22,000 hills of potatoes by
E. D. Sylverster, agriculturist of the
Giyndon high school, and H. C. Boyle.
The slight trace of blight found was
less than two per cent, and it is ex
pected, Mr. Sylvester says, that the
district will produce an exceptionally
fine seed potato this year.,
Hibbing A survey for war pur
poses is to be made in Hibbing soon
of all girls and women employed in
various industries. A corps of clerks
will call and submit questionnaires to
be filled out. The object of the sur
vey is to ascertain in what occupa
tions women are engaged in Hibbing,
to determine If they have taken the
places of soldiers in service and at
what salaries and to assist the state
in the granting of widow's pensions.
Bemidji.The Bemidji Manufactur
ing company, a local organization, is
now engaged in the manufacture of
one million reels on which barbed
wire to be sent abroad for use by the
government will be wound. The or
der was received but recently and is
an innovation, hardwood having been
used almost exclusively for these reels
in the past. The local company is
manufacturing them out of tamarack
and birch. The reels are shipped
"knocked down," so constructed that
only eight nails are to be used in as
sembling them. The shipment will
require fifty box cars, with about
2,000 bundles to a car.
St. Paul.Minnesota ranks fifth
among all the states in the Union in
the population per automobile and the
total number of cars in each state.
There is one automobile owner for
every twelve inhabitants and the total
number of cars in the state is 199.099.
Iowa heads the list with a car for ev
ery eight people.
Brainerd.The state has installed
two inspectors at Thirteenth and ak
streets who are to count' cars, wagons
and other traffic on the streets for
several days. The purpose le to de
termine the amount of travel on state
highways Nos. 1 and 3.
Help Slvnead^
say, waiter, haven't you forgotten
the sugar?"
Tin sorry, sir, but we can't serve
any now," was the reply.
"Oh, come, I really can't drink any
tea without sugar?"
"Well, sir," returned the waiter,
suddenly struck with a brilliant idea,
"just you try and Imagine your
self with plenty and a lump will come
Into your throat!"London Tit-Bits.
The Proper Spirit.
"Buy a flower, sir?"
The very prosperous looking gentle
man stopped and permitted the very
pretty girl to fasten carnation In
his buttonhole. Then he handed her
a quarter.
"What is this for?" he asked.
"You have fed a Belgian baby," was
the reply.
"Nonsense," said the Vher, adding
a $5 bill to his contribution, "you can't
do It. Here, take this, and buy a
regular meal for the baby."
No Slacker.
MarsWhy don't you fight?
The Man In the MoonMy night
work is essential.
A married mnn seldom gets the lust
word because of his inability to keep
awake.
Westphalia, Germany, In 1917 had
25,000 child criminals.
Every one knows that the after-eat
ing nansea, belching, that wretched,
bloated, "lumpy" feeling, sour stom
ach, heartburn, food repeating, and
other forms of indigestion ana dvs
Eot
epsia are far more frequent daring
weather. It is the time when yon
have to guard constantly against an
upset stomach and tile many ills that
are always apt to follow. Then again
we have the world's war to win
with the change of diet and extra
work which means we mast all care
fully guard our stomachs this year
keep ourselves fit and torn.
*A marvelous relief and prevention
has been found for stomach sufferers,
which makes it possible for yon to eat
Ibe things yon like best without a
Tempting veal loaf
THAT is more tempting
YY for a summerluncheon
than Libby's savory
Veal Loaf! Prettilygarnished
it makes a dainty yet sub
stantial dish and one all
ready to put on the table!
OrderLibby'sVeal Loaftoday.
You will want it always on
yourshelvesforquick lunch
eonsfor unexpected guests.
Libby, McNeill Libby, Chicago
When Our Own Harvest Requirements Are Completed
United States Help Badly Needed
Harvest Hands Wanted
Military demands from a limited population have made such a
scarcity of farm help in Canada that the appeal of the Canadian
Government to the United States Government for
Help to Harvest the Canadian Grain Crop of 1918
Meets with a request for all available assistance to
GO FORWARD AS SOON AS OUR OWN CROP IS SECURED
The Allied Armies must be fed and therefore it is necessary to save every bit
of the crop of the ContinentAmerican and Canadian.
Those who respond to this appeal will get a
Warn Welcome, Good Wages, Good Board and Find Comfortable Homes
A card entitling the holder to a rate of one cent per mile from Canadian.
boundary points to destination and return will be given to all harvest applicants.
Every facility will be afforded for admission into Canada and return to thar
United States.
Information as to wages, railway rates and routes may be had from the
UNITED STATES EMPLOYMENT SERVICE
MINNEAPOLIS. ST. PAUL. DULUTH
Resourceful Waiter.
He was one of those Individuals who
would have their ten sweet, and that
unspeakable waiter had forgotten to
bring hlin any sugar. Accordingly ho
called the unhnppy man to him nnd
usked:
MI
Harvest
Cold Water.
A lady warned her new gardener
that her husband had nn irritating hab
it of disparaging everything he saw
in the greenhouse, nnd of ordering with
reckless extravagance, in spite of It
being wartime, all manner of new
plants.
"On no account humor him," she
said. "Whatever he says, throw cold
water on him, or be will completely
ruin us."
The gardener looked surprised.
"Mu'm," he said, "if he orders me
to pitch every plant in the, place on
the rubbish heap 1 shan't ever have the
pluck to douse him In cold water.
Won't It do us well If I get drain of
warm water out of the boiler, and let
It trickle gently down his neck?"
Important to Mothers
Examine carefully every bottle of
CASTORIA, that famous old remedy
for infants and children, and see that it
Bears the
Signature of4
In Use for Over 80 Years.
Children Cry for Fletcher's Castorin
The Proper Kind.
"I am going to nn illustrated lecture
on aviation.** "Will the illustration be
by skylight?"
Quite Apropos.
"The neighbors are betting on who
has the best lawn." "I'll wager some
of them will take to hedging."
Men seldom follow good advice un
less they pay for it.
Even left-handed women stick up for
their rights.
lo This After You Eat
Hot Weather "Out of Fix" Stomachs
Easily Put Right
When hot weather comes, stomach
and bowel miseries begin. Strong,
Bound stomachs as well as weak ones
ere easily affected by the harmful
gases and acids so often produced in
the things we eat and drink during
hot weather. WinterNature's ice
box, is gonehot weather breeds
the poisonous germs that cause pto
maine poison in all its many forms.
single unpleasant thought of what
may follow. EATONIC Tablets, good
tasting, quick acting, and absolutely
harmless, have already proven an un
told blessing to thousands of people.
One or two EATONIC Tablets after
meals work wonders. They sweeten
and purify the stomach by neutraliz
ing the trouble-making acids and gases
and stop the griping pains of indiges
tion and other stomach and bowel
disturbances.
And the best part oWt isyoa can
be your own judge. Just try EATONIC.
Let your own stomach tell yoa the
truth. If you are not pleased then
they don't cost yon one penny.
Druggists are amazed at the aston
ishing reports from EATONIC users,
who have found EATONIC a quick,
wonderful relief for stomach ailments.
Bo we tell yoa to get a Urge box of
EATONIC from your druggist, whom
rou know and can trust, and then
EATOMIC is no* suited lo your case.
return It to yoar druerist as once and set
back your money. That's a fair, square
offer. Krery person to arced to make the
teat. Let roar own stomach tea yoa the
troth. So start oafs* JLaTONB? today.

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