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5 JOHN P. MATTSON,
Editor and Prop.
Published Every Wednesday.
Altered in the Post Office at Warren
as Second Class Mall.Matter.
tiBcial paper of Marshall County.
Warren Welcomes the Soldiers.
The city of Warren welcomes the sol
diers of Marshall and Polk counties
who came here to hold their re-union
and celebrate the Fourth. They are as
fine a body of young men LS any that
America has sent across. No hardier,
braver or truer soldiers fought under
General Pershing in the great war, than
the noble sons of the sturdy pioneers of
the Red River Valley in Minnesota.
You went forth at your country's call,
you did your full duty as good seidiers,
junfl now, when the war is over, you
liave returned home to take up again
the various avocations of civil life.
This day we welcome you back among
your friends and kindred. We thank
God that your lives were spared, that
you were able to overcome the many
dangers you had to face, and that you
now have returned home better men in
body and mind by reason of the train
ing received and the experiences that
have come to you. We remember with
sadness that many of your comrades
have not been so fortunate as you.
Some rest in the bloodstained soil in
France, some rest in patriots' graves
in this country.
The people of Warren and of Mar
shall county welcome you home, brave
soldier boys. You' are the honored
guests of our city and of the Marshall
County Fair Association. All honor be
yours May your lives in the future
also be a credit to you and to your
At the referendum election held in
North Dakota on June 26, all the re
ferred laws, seven in number, passed
by the farmer legislature last winter,
were endorsed by majorities ranging
from 9,000 to 14,000. The whole nation
will watch with inteiest the result of
the North Dakota experiment in legis
Peace Treaty Signed.
The treaty of peace was signed by
Germany and the Allied and Associated
powers on June 28, thus bunging to a
formal end the greatest war in all
history. Although the tieaty has been
signed, it will probably take a long
time before the world will return to
settled conditions. Like the troubled
waters after a storm will continue to
seethe and boil long aftei the storm
has ceased, so here will great waves of
hate and prejudice engendered by this
cruel war roll on, perhaps for geneia
tions, in -the nations that participated
the conflict It is a peace of force, of
course, and not of good will, and how
lasting such a peace will be depends
on how long the nations can curb their
self interest and resist the economic
pressure that sooner or later may hem
them in Let us hope that the peace
may be a lasting one and that the peo
ples of the earth may have learned
enough of the foolishness and horrible-,
ness of war to make them banish war
forever in the future. But let us re
jectee that peace at last has come, even
if it be but temporary, and let us hope
that greater freedom and more happi
ne$ may come to the people of the
world as a result of the enormous sac
rifices of life and treasuie that have
The Nation is Dry.
On July 1st the war emergency pro
hibition proclamation of President Wil
son became operative and theieby the
sale of hito icatin liquor thioughout
the entne territoiy of the United
States was made illegal Other war
measures have closed the breweries
and prohibit the. distilling of liquors
Under the war emeigency proclamation
the country will remain diy until the
troops aie demobilized If demobiliza
tion is finished by October as seems
probable, there** will intervene a few
wet months until the national prohibi
1ment take* effect next Jan
uary. Be that as it may the liquor
traffic has been given its death blow
in this country.
The traffic in booze in liquor towns
before the dry law became effective
was enormous Many citizens evi
dently have laid in big supplies in
anticipation of the long drought. The
orgies reported at the obsequies of King
Alchohol have been shameful. -The
saloon as an institution has gone for
ever and good riddance.
There seems to be some conflict in
the rulings of the courts as to 2.75
beer and other questions pertaining to
the enforcement of the prohibition
measures of state and nation. These
matters will no doubt be straightened
out in time. The big thing is that pro
hibition has won a victory most com
plete and overwhelming and beyond the
dreams of the most ardent prohibition
ist a few years ago.
Formerly ball games and other sports
were regarded merely as something in
which people, mostly young folks, en
gaged in for pure fun. The hard work
ing old timers thought anyone wasted
bis time while playing, such games. In
their more tolerant moods the best
they could say was that the youngsters
might be engaged in worse mischief.
At present social workers feel that
athletic sports are an essential ele
ment in community life, and that no
toffc.giving to an all, around way
unless it has'them.
A series of ball games, for instance,
accomplishes some definite objects for
the town where it is held. Some of
these benefits might be summarized as
1. It helps young men get good phy
2. It teaches the players good mus
cular and nervous control and self
3. It trains them in mastering their
tempers and displaying gentlemanly
conduct under trying circumstances./
5. It inculcates the idea of co-oper
ation and team play, and trains young
men in the idea of working together
for common ends.
6. It provides a wholesome/enter
tainment feature to the life of the town,
making it a more interesting place to
7. It tends to keep money at home,
and draws in trade from outside, ra
ther than letting home custom slip
away to other places where there is
more going on.
So one might go on naming other ad
vantages. Warren ought to support
baseball even better than it has in the
past. There should always be a regu
lar town team capable of meeting the
best teams in this section. Also there
should be teams representing various
elements of woikers in the town, and
constituting a kind of training school
for the first team.
The Use of Luxuries.
The New York World reports that
importation of precious stpnes ^from
the city of London alone amounted to
$15,000,000 for five months ending May
31, as against $8,000,000 the previous
year High import duties are also be
ing placed on great quantities of laces,
perfumery, fancy underwear, silks,
furs, antiques, silver and glass articles,
and other superfluities.
Many people who displayed economy
during the war, are now getting back
to free spending. A vast amount of
new wealth has been made, and some
people are botheied to know what to
do with it.
Meanwhile capital brings high rates
of interest. The savings of the country
are not sufficient to develop its re
sources. Great water powers flow to
the sea unharnessed Vast tiacts hav
ing all elements of feitility but lacking
water, remain arid, because funds, can
not be raised to develop nrigation.
Millions of farmers would raise bigger
crops, if they could get loans to pro
vide better equipment.
And as the result of this failuie to
develop lesources, piices of foods and
other law materials are very high.
The mass of the people find it difficult
to live a comfortable and decent way
and educate their children.
The excuse is given for spending
money for luxuries, that it keeps labor
employed. Yet if the money spent on
superfluities, was put ii^to^capital and
spent in developing the resources of the
country, just as much labor would be
employed In addition, a permanent
betterment would be made to the na
tional lesources, facilitating production
and reducing prices. When people
spend money on superfluities, they help
thwait the development of .the country,
and help keep the mass of the people
suffering from hard economic condi
What America Celebrates.
On July Fourth the Ameriqan people
do not celebrate merey the victory they
gained over England in the Revolution
ary war Nor do the people celebrate
merely the anniversary of the time
when they attained the light of self
control and individual expression.
They also celebrate the final triumph
of certain distinctively American ideas.
On July 4, 1776, the representatives of
the American colonies, then only ob
scure little settlements on the fiinge
of the untamed wilderness, met to dis
cuss certain principles of liberty very
dear to these hardy pioneers They
ended by agreeing upon a Declaration
in which they set up certain standards
of liberty and democratic government
which sounded very strange, revolu
tionary, and visionary in the then mon
This declaiation could harly be said
to have fallen like a bombshell in the
Europe of kings and empires. It did
not make noise enough for a bombshell.
The sages of the old world laughed at
it, as the outbursts of a rustic people
far removed from the centers of exper
Yet the principles announced by this
obscure band of patriots have over
turned the whole world. The inspira
tion of liberty was conveyed first to
the peoples of Western Europe, several
of whom before many years either
threw off the yoke of kings altogether,
or curbed their power.
But the great empires of Central and
Eastern Europe maintained their scorn
of American liberty up to the recent
war. But liberty has proved too
strong for them. It has put down the
mighty from their seats and exalted
them of low degree.
The triumph of the principle of pop
ular government is what America really
celebrates on its national anniversary.
Notice to Cattle Owners.
The Radium Shipping Association
will ship hogs and cattle Saturday,
M. I* WARNER,
G. MUGG, 0. S.
OP ttRANO PORK*. M. O.
'HE WILL BC AT
Hotel Warren, P. M. Jaly 7th.
TAKE LOOT FBOM HUN
Four Billion Dollars' Worth Cap
tured by British.
Immense Amount of Stolen Property
Left Behind in Hurried Ger
Namur, Prance.Pour billion dbl
lars is the most conservative estimat
of the value of the war loot captured'
from the German army by the Brit
ish because of the haste of the Hui
Eight hundred barge loads, each car
tying 800*tons, and 20,000 trucks hel
a part of the treasure.
Some of the loads were coming
sugnly the German army. Some wert
cargoes taken from the allies and load
ed for shipment to Germany. But tty
latter wgs th least ^art One barg
carried 400 tons of iron bolts.
In one small area was seized 30,00^
tons of chicory, 100,000 candles, l,l(tf
tons of soda, 200 dynamos, 1,000 farm
implements, 8,000 shovels and pick
In one sale of loot 90,000 stoves have
been disposed of, mostly to Belgian!
A cargo of rags was bid up to $35(
a ton before the auctioneer discovered
what the bidders already had learned,
that the rags covered a store of
Here is just a partial list of the arti
cles seized and now being sold by the
disposing board: Brooms, buckets,
trench mirrors, dried tripe, toilet pa
per, water bottles, hammer^, lamps,
pumps, blunderbuses, carbide, beds,
spring mattresses, mousetraps, bell's,
rotary pumps, wheelbarrows, harness
mosquito netting (by the 1,000 yards)?
churns, oil, paint, shovels, wire cut
ters, bags, paper string, paper bags,
medical stores, huts, field forges, uni
forms, bells, Klaxton horns, gas alarm
PONT READ THIS!
if you are not interested in the wool
market. We are the largest handlers
of wool in the northwestern Minnesota
and can poy you as good a price, if not
better, than any house in the Twin
Cities. Write for prices, shipping tags,
Thief River Hide & Fur
Thief River Falls. Minn.
Look this issue of the Sheaf over
carefully, note the large amount of
home news, then send us your aub
scrition for a year. 52 issues for
The large machine storage house of
the W. F. Powell Co. was moved last
week in order to make room for the
new work shop which the company
contemplates erecting as soon as possi
Two Shows8:15. Admission 10 and 2S cents.
Beautiful Kitty Gordon in a wonderful story and picture. Ladies
are especially invited to see Miss Gordon's gowns and the way she
FRIDAY and SATURDAY
Show Starts at 6:30. Admission 15 and 30 cents.
?"jJt* SUBMARINE EYE "OPENS THE T(%E/
C***T FATHOMS OP (VATBR. FATHOM S O WATE
"THE FERGUS FALLS CYCLONE FILM"
Never been shown anywhere outside the twin cities.
Two Shows, Start at 8:15. Admission 10 and 25 cents.
And Burton Holmes Travelogue "N O W A Y"
We will have all these Tractors on Exhibit at the Fair Grounds.
DON'T MISS IT.
Warren Machine & Iron Works Co
time we have been waiting for is here. The time when we could ofcr
famous Rumely OUPull tractor in a full range of sizes to fit every need
With two new sizes added for t$f9 the line is complete from 3-plrfw to 10-plow.
There has lpng been a call for the Rumely OilPull in a 3-plow size. The 12-20
is the latest OilPull from the Rumely factoriessmall in size, but big in power
and capacity for work. It's 100% OilPull of coursethe same oil burning, oil
cooled, guaranteed OilPull tractor.
The 12-20 OilPull is designed for the farmer who requires a small tractor that
will supply reliable, economical power for a variety of farm operations. It pulls
3 fourteen-inch moldboard plows. It will drive a 22-inch cylinder separator fully
equipped, and a medium size silo filler or corn shredder.
The Rumely OilPull tractor is a standardized machinenot an experiment-
Today's OilPull tractors, made now in 12-20, 16-30, 20-40 and 30-60 P. sizes,
are the result of over ten years' manufacturing and field experience with tractors
ten years* close observation of not only OilPull tractors, but tractors of all makes,
as they worked under every possible field condition. The principles deemed right
in designing the first OilPull over ten y*MS&gP have proved right todayproper
weight, proper frame and generalcona^^^, and necessary strength.
Ten years ago the first OilPulIs wertt into the great Northwest and conquered
every obstacle that a tractor would naturally go up against in pioneer territory.
Today those same OilPulIs are still out theie on the jobseemingly good for ten
years more. The OilPull is a proved tractor, proved that it will not only do the
work but "stand up to it"proved that it will do the most work at least cost
because it successfully burns low-grad&kerosene.
And as if this record were not enougllthe Company insists that every OilPull
owner gets an ironclad written guarantl% that the OilPull wUl burn kerosene
successfully under all conditions, at all loads up to its full rated brake horsepower.
The OilPull owner takes no risk. He gets a straightforward, fair, written guar-
antee with no strings tied to it.
We give below a few of the specifications of the new sizes of the QjlPull:
Guaranteed kerosene burners Oil cooled
Two-cylinder low speed motor Low platformshort turni ng
Two forward speeds a nd reverse Patented shifting device for belt work
Hyatt Roller Bearings
We aire selling the OilPull tractor because we know it to
be the tractor that will give the best and longest service
of any tractor built.
When your daily newspaper and mag
azine subscriptions expire, send your
renewal to the Sheaf office.
Mr. and Mrs. John Olson of Drayton
attended the big jubilee meeting at the **4
The most wonderful and
interesting undersea pic
ture ever made. Taken
at the bottom of the
ocean, not in a glass
tank. A real fight with
a real shark. AND