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Volume 37
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Americans not Interested
1 WILL smash the German line
in France if you will smash
that Damnable Hun propaganda
Y at home.-General Pershing
the work they are doing over here and
, .
The letters from our soldier boys as
published in the various papers received
at the Journal office always demand our
most intense interest, since they indicate
the trend of thought of our boys over
there. We read letters in-papers repre
Renting every section and corner of the
United States and the uniform spirit and
trend of thought in those letters is one
of the most remarkable results of the
war. High school boys of a year ago
have developed mentally under the stress
of war until they reflect the wisdom of
the sages. From every quarter is sound
Cd the same sentiments and resolutions.
Not one of them ever mentions the price
of cow skins or the government owner
ship of all outdoors and everything there
They all want to whip Uie nn.
Not only the Him in Europe, but tlie
Huns at home. Here are extracts from
two typical letters.
The first is from Lieutenant 0. T.
Hoverson, of Sentinel Butte. North Da
kota. Sentinel Butte is in ■olden a -
ley County which is the home of one
A. C. Town ley. Lieutenant Hoverson
sa vs to his father
sa_>s io ins lauier.
I was glad to hear that things at home
had been going well, that crops were
looking well and that everything in gen
oral, even polities, bears promise of being
to the best advantage of everyone con
cemed. I sincerely hope that they get
Townley, a*d get him good, for some o
the utterances he has made. T lose w ic
I read in the papers are absolute false
hootls so tar as conditions in the army
are concerned, and I would like to see
him get into the hands of some of the
men who have been fighting the dirty
Hun, lately. The men h-ate war, of
course; everyone does, but they hate men
like the kaiser and Townley a d—d sii^ht
ime nit NHi** mm iuwuibj «» u-u iiguv
worse, and that is why they bear lip
under the hardships in the remarkable
way that they do. There is nothing that
undermines the spirit of the men at the
front more than to have men like Town
ley at home criticising the government
and its stand on everything. Let Town
ley himself come over here and stand
the Hun shell fire for about three days
and I think he wçuld change his mind
al>out calling this a rich man's war. The
Germans know whose war it is going to
ht» if they could ever hope to win and
we need have no worry that much merqy
would he shown to any of us, rich or
poor. They would probably bave us all
in the latter class, unless men like Town
lev who have tried to help their cause
would receive an Iron Cross and a good,
swift kick for being a fool,
hope that the many good, loyal people
of the grand old state of North Dakota
will break bis spell before the boys come
back and though he prevails until all
of us come, it will certainly be his end
. . ,,ii
when we do arrive, for all we need to be
tolil is what he has said about the war
Well, I
and I know that we will take it as a
personal insult. Tlie men take pride in
most assuredly a great deal of_ pra.se .s
due them for the way m which they
carry on, as the British term it. Their
endurance may be taxed at times, but
it is a great deal of satisfaction for a
man to overcome such things. It is the
knifing m the back by such men as
Townley which riles them and they will
take their toll, never worry
Well, let things come and go as they
will now. T am concerned altogether with
my little part m winning this war and
until that .« over I cannot worry much
over what takes place with politics.
And here is an extract. fr"m n lcttc
written direct to the Journal by Donald
Drummond, one of our Lincoln county
,u> a ew ints o *
much we all appreciate the good work
von arc doing «t home against the Hua
Keep it up. We will 1 '^ ^' ra w ^ e . re J ; °. ^
frazzle and upon our return will assist
you U '; ind tiie Huns at home their just ,
< est i
„ pabtkan t tt a c-ttf ;
The Non-Partisan league is growing in
. , .. ® , „„U- _
strength .ri the "wthweet «"<>
ing down to
forward to winnmg throe or f " «'ntes
m the next ^MS.onal e ^twna. Our
quarrel with the Non-Partisan league is
not so much b ® e p n 1 J
pact isin ani P P ■ .
a 1 a ( n( °
made speeches which sounded «edition*
ut a i P , - f
against another dass ltmng up the far
mer against the mill owuèr and the
, banker ami the co - op
! era IV ® - >- .. <■ , b
j snlendid tiling. But the policy of the
t Non-Partisan leasrue savors too much of
i _.. u • yx . ar
i the class war which in itself is \*ar
; against democracy. If the league is to
; benefit the farmers it must clear itself
| of this suspicion.—McClure's Magazine,
I .
j The surgeon general of the 1. S. Pub
i lie Health Service has just issued a pub
| lieation dealing with Spanish influenza,
j which contains all known available m
j formation regarding this disease. un
; pic methods relative to its prevention,
; manner of spread, and care of patients.
are also given. Readers may obtain cop
ies of this pamphlet free of charge by
writing to the "Surgeon General. T . S,
Public Health Service, Washington, D. C."
of the Na
The Woman's Cnmmitt
tional Defense announce that it is their
belief that Christmas giving which in
volves the purchase of gifts, should be
discouraged as relieving to that extent
the present heavy burden placed upon
labor, transportation and other resource«
j of thç nation Don ' t burden local dcliv
■rv service.
Tlie call is urgent for more student
We are this week beginning, in all the
grades and part of the high school, the
tests in mental efficiency. Now that
does not necessarily mean that we are
comparing the mentality of one child
with that of another. It does mean,
however, that we are trying to deter
mine the amount of knowledge one child
will get as compared with another child
in the same grade. To do this we are
giving the children tests of efficiency in
arithmetic, spelling, grammar, and read
These are tests that have been
££ b children of the same grades,
th / entire United States. All schools
mueh h game tpsts and materi al in
our re8ult9 may ^ uniform
. comparison
Th a t h ree .f„ld value in the use
effic iencv tests in the schools of
t ' ho3e of other cities. In
firs * it Valdes us to compare
work that is being done in the dif
f our * pboo|s w ith that
£ corresponding grades in
* 8Vstems 1 We have tbe r „.
averages of efficiencv which has
bepn , nnintai J (1 in the 8eh ôols of the
east, middle west and west. At a glance
^ ^ t „ whe ther or not our school is
, U( .. thp Hn it 9hould by CO m
^ r wjth that of tha otIier
sections. We can all see the advantage
f this form of measurement. In other
;t make8 for the a healthy,
^ competition-^ maintain their
standards—-similar to that which wo find
business world. Efficiency in a
gehoo , sys tem is.just as essential to the
progress of that school, ns it is to the
progress of a business corporation.
Tn t'e second place these tests of ef
!" ' , , 1 P 1 " 0 ®' ! , e l , es " °! ,!
fielen- v enable us to pick out, for mdi
vidual attention and imstruction. those
children that are behind in anv of their
subjp( . ts If wp find a ( . hiid that is far
^ ayer in orithmetif . and above
^ RV in language> spe „ in „ etc .. it
evident that the child should have
more attention given to his work in
arithmetic, an<L less to the other sub
jppt9 Thp regu , t9 of these test8i w hich
are tabulated in graphic form, enables
^ ^ tp]) ^ P „ binrp thp wpak .
^ gf ^ in(]jvidua| phjld In techfti .
cal terms, we diagose the knowledge of
each child and treat with greater carp
weakest points. Bv tliis method of
. ' . * . .
instruction there is no necessity for a
child to finish the year, well qualified in
points of grmmar, spelling, etc., and
weak in reading and arithmetic. These
tests tend to assimilate and coordinate
the knowledge of the child.
The third advantage to be derived from
these tests is the increased efficiency of
the teachers. If a teacher knows the
weak points in the student's work, then
it is a very easy matter to lay more
stress upon that subject during her per
iod of instruction. Then, too. it creates
a desire on the part of the teacher to
have her grade as good as the best, not
in one subject, but in all the subjects
which she teaches. z'
The efficiency of a school cannot tie
judged by the number of children that
pass from one grade to another, but by
the increased amount of knowledge ob
tained by those that do pass. On the
same principle a teacher cannot he judged
by the number of children he or she
passes, but bv the amount of knowledge
she imparts to those in her charge: and
knowledge does not mean book learning,
but the practical, usable informtion of
tlie individual.
Therefore, by these tests given twice
I-ast Sunday morning all America was
awakened by the news that the kaiser
had quit the job of kaisering and offered
to act as chauffeur for President Wilson
or valet for Pershing. A slight investi
gation of the offer, however, showed the
usual marks of the cunning of the Hun.
It was only equivalent to saying to the
"Stop a minute and give me
time to run into my dug out, bar the
door and re-load my gun and then I will
give you hell again."
to take the bit.
The allien refused
The kaiser be^an his
so-railed peace otter by stating he was
willing to accept the 14 articles of Pres
ident Wilson, and also the speech of the
president of Sept. 27. as a basis of peace
parley. He then proceeded to indicate
what terms he would demand.
For a few hours every American felt
that there was a possibility of a German
made peace, which.would be no peace at
all, but a mere cessation of hostilities
for a few years until the Hun got his
second wind. But there arose a mighty
voice from the press and the statesmen
of all the allies and as soon as possible
to word it, from President Wilson him
self which set the world again facing
in the right direction.
Here are excerpts from*the president's
speech of Sept. 27:
"Peace cannot rest upon the word of
outlaws. * * * (the enemy) is with
out honor and does not intend justice.
* * * The voice of war has become
clear and gripped our hearts. Our broth
ers from many lands as well as our mur
dered dead under the sea are calling to
us and we respond. * * * Tt is nec
essary that all who sit at the peace
table shall come ready and willing to
pay the price. * * * This is a peo
ple's war, not a statesman's. Statesmen
must follow the clarified common thought
or be broken. *
stantly intimating the "terms" she will
accept, and always finds the world does
not want terms. It wishes the final tri
umph of justice and fair dealing."
I When the Hun throws down his arms,
I disbands his armies and the allied armies
occupy all German' cities and territory
the time when peace will come.
At the peace table the Hun will have no
place. He is no more entitled to a place
I at the peace table than is a fiendish
murderer entitled to a seat in the jury
box at his own trial. Kaiser bill will ac
* Germanv is eon
I '
will 1
cept whatever peace the allies offer him
and until he is in the mental attitude
j to accept such a peace there will be no
peace. Selah.
Henry Ford, it may be inferred, accepts
at full value the statement that "polities
is adjourned." He has given the Demo
cratic party leaders of Michigan the dis
heartening information that he will not
expend a cent in the campaign. Also he
makes the guarded pledge that he will
"support President Wilson's war meas
ures while he continues his present and
past wise course in the conduct of the
war." Mr. Ford will not bind himself
to vote for any measure "because it is
labeled Democratic or Republican."
But the president appears to be confi
dent that he can continue to please Mr.
Ford, for he personally requested Mr.
Ford to become a candidate for United
States senator.
One may now be interested more keen
ly than ever in what constitutes support
of the president in war legislation. In
of the eastern states the Dpttio
er a tic campaign committee is urging the
voters to uphold tlie president by elect
ing Democrats to congress. Over in the
Southeastern Washington district a Dem
ocratic candidate for representative uses
the slogan:
bv voting for McCroskey for congress."
community the Democratic
:cmor seeks to convey
that onlv through his
pport of the president 1
"Uphold the administration
for g
candî 1
the b»
can su
Yet n
l* measure, so labeled by the
president, and earnestly commended to
the favorable action of the senate by
him. was defea
1 Monday by two votes,
'sure—the woman Fuf
-twenty-two Demo
On this
car m
amendmen 4
erats either .voted "no" or were paired
The Republican opponents
against it.
nembered twelve.
The need of a Democratic congress ;
order to support the president is befud
dling. One may suspect that the policy
adopted by some Democrats is to sup
port the president, enthusiastically and
energetically only so long as they aor-'e
with him on what ought to be -bone
The number of Democrats on the Ford
to have been increased
Whv a Democratic con
platform Reems
bv twentv-two.
gross?—Portland Oregonian.
Tast week the linotype in the Journal |
office mixed up the lines in the Library j
renort, and gave the number of persons
using the pfest Boom during the past
year as 25. The number should be 1.379. |
- j
a year, we can easily keep a check upon j
the progress and advancement nf each in- j
dividual child. They will assist us m
finding those students that are back- |
ard in one or two of their subjects, ns !
as those that are backward in all j
If this anneals to you as a
.,i them
sensible method of instruction take an ;
interest in the progress of your child, en- i
courage him in his work, ask him how
. and how his I
he ranks with his cla
class ranks with the remainder of the
The child mav not onenlv show
the fact that he appreciates v
est and encouragement, but fus is
of the greatest factors assisting in the
progress and advancement of every child.
Rockford—Work to begin on first unit ;
Rockford Canal company.
October 4th,
- i
In a shell hole at the edge of the Ger- ■
man trenches, on the Cambrai front, an |
American soldier lay dead—
Gashed with bayonets, riddled with |
bullets, battered, bloody foam oozing |
from his lips, panting, straining, fighting, j
unconquered, like a stag at bay, he had
The stretcher bearers found him there,
Last Friday evening,
about one hundred and thirty-five mem
tiers of the Red Cross gathered at the
K. P. hall, where a condensed report of
the work done during the past year, was
read by the secretary, Mrs. C. R. Wheel
This report included the work done
by the Dietrich and Kimama auxiliaries.
The Richfield branch was represented by
Mrs. Denicke, who handed in a report
of the work done in that section. Miss
Florence Butler read the report for North
Shoshone, and Mrs. H. G. Avery gave
a brief history of the work done by the
Junior auxiliary. Hearty applause was
called out by the splendid showing made
by the Lincoln County Chanter,
chairman, Mrs. E. G. Gooding, stated that
the excellence of the work done through
out. bad been such as to bring words of
special commendation from headquar
Following the reports, Mrs. E. G. Good
ing was unanimously and enthusiastical
ly re-elected chairman of Lincoln County
chapter. The other officers were elected
as follows: First vice chairman, Mrs.
Joe Wheeler; second vice chairman. Mrs.
Archie Bowler; secretary, Mrs. C. R.
Wheeler; treasurer. Miss Leonora Noble.
Miss Laura Shoup, of Seattle, one of
the Divisional Directors, was present,
and gave an instructive talk on the
work of the Northwestern Division,
which was much appreciated. After this
Mrs. T. H. Gooding, Jr., favored the as
sembly with a vocal solo, and graciously
responded to the hearty encore called out
by the first number. The reading of the
poem. ''Somewhere in France," by Edw.
T. Barber, completed the evening's pro
gram. Following this number coffee and
sandwiches were served, cafeteria style,
to all assembled.
Wednesday .the lHth day of October. 1918,
But wait, I want to tell a story:
dead, in the shell hole.
He was just a lad, such a lad as those
lads you saw, those I saw, the other
day, marching, marching, down the
street to the station, to the train, an
swering the great call.
Not over twenty, but what a boy—
Clear-eyed, lithe-limbed, clean muscled.
laird, he was a son to be proud of!
The stretcher bearers found him—
Dried blood, black and clotted, was
tangled in his hair; the uniform was torn
and slashed; the helmet had dropped
there in the muck at his side; a great
gash disfigured the temple; his hands
were mashed and broken, the flesh rip
ped from the knuckles—
At the last he had fought with bare
fists! .
He was dead, dead, in the shell hole.
His white face was turned toward the
The lips cut, bruised—ah, those lips a
mother, a sweetheart, had kissed—would
kiss no more—
Were parted in a smile!
The stretcher hearers found him —
Around him ten dead Germans lay.
He had killed them all.
Now you know why he smiled, even
in death !
Imagine that fight:
The ione Amerien lad taking them on
as they came—one—-two—three—four—
five-—aye, ten of them. And he laughed
while tie fought them !
Think of it! The exultation of that
lad's soul: the pride of that young heart,
bursting with eagerness—hard as stone
with determination—fighting—fighting—
for America! For America!
See the gleam in the eyes, the laugh—
hear it—as he sees them fall, the eon
hieh he looks on them, the
tempt with
sneer on his lips —
Then he fell, there in the shell hole,
before Cambrai —
He fell and died!
What a day for him—what a glorious
Wednesday, the 16th day of October,
1918, America asks von to save your in
come to rthat dav. take it to the nearest
or bank, buy War Savings
Stamps with it—loan it to the cause for
which that lad died.
Mv. God. what more can T savl
—Earl Wayman Bowman.
Urs. Fred W. Gooding returned Sat
, irday f rom Payette, where she attended
the convention of the Idaho Federation
L,f Women's clubs. Mrs. Gooding was
one 0 f 7") accredited delegates in attend
ance at thp convention. Mrs. Gooding
chairman of the Scholarship
rid reports that,
service in that
is state
j oan Fi>nd committee, a
,j lir j n N. J, ar two years of
,,. lr)!U ,j tv the fund has increased from
to $8.000. The fund has been
,to bv the giving of memorials by
3 ,. boo i s an ,j hisb schools, at $100 each.
f these are for soldiers, and the
available for assisting hoys
through the students' army training
,- IInd
Judging from the reports of the differ
opt committees, it would he a hold per
•ould dare to accuse Idaho
women of being slackers.
Mrs. Cnnding was elected a delegate
tn the National Convention of Women's
dubs, but the place of holding the con
vention has not vet been decided on.
handling wheat in
bulk as measure of economy in grain
The North Shoshone auxiliary met last
week, but due to lack of material they
only had four sheets to hem and three
dozen handkerchiefs to sew the compli
ments on. Those present to do the work
were Mesdames Ivie, Ryan, Viera, Brotz
man, Furniss, and Misses Hattie Peck
and Florence Butler.
Mr. and Mrs. Butler,'Mrs. Brotzman
and Clarence Butler motored down to
Gooding Saturday morning and returned
Sunday evening.
The boys of School District 29 think
it is rather tough that they must sit
quietly in their seats and not whisper.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Ivie were in Good
ing Saturday.
Mrs. Brotzman, Charles and Florence
Butler motored up to Dietrich and back
Hattie and Jack Peck took their fath
er back up to Camas Prairie Tuesday,
where he is still threshing.
Word has been received from Camp
Fremont that Joe Sprenger has a very
sore arm due to vaccination. He has had
it lanced three times. Let us hope Joe
will recover quickly and will soon be
able to drill again.
A. L. Butler has purchased 53 head of
Mrs. Brotzman is spending a few days
with Hattie Peck.
Charles Butler is helping Mr. Cannon
dig spuds on the Mabbett place this
Mesdames Ryan. A. Horn. J. Ivie, But
ler. Viera. Serpa. Brotzman. and Misses
Hattie Peck and Florence Butler, and
Harrison Ryan. Alvin Butler and Charles
Butler attended the Red Crross meeting
in town Friday night.
A. L. Butler went in town after a load
of coal Wednesday.
Some ladies were out from Shoshone
Thursday measuring and weighing babies
at the Grange hall.
Mrs. Lester Cannon and sons came
down from the mountains Thursday.
They will visit with the Butlers until
Mr. Cannon brings the cattle down, which
will be in two or three weeks.
Viera were in town, Monday.
Mrs. J. Tvie. Mrs. W. Ivie and Mrs.
A. L. Horn and wife were in town
Tuesday evening.
he bringing back a nice "two point,
Mrs. Lester Cox spent Saturday night
in Gooding, a guest of Mr. Cox's brother
at the Lincoln Inn.
Mr. and Mrs. Lulloff and children of
Gooding spent Sunday at the Lore home.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Man
ue! Perry Oct. 3rd.
Harrison Ryan. Lester Cox and Goldie
Rvan have returned from their hunting
trip. Harrison was the only Iuckv one,
Mrs. A. M. Gomes writes she is enjoy
ing her visit with her son, Ernest, at
Camp Fremont, Cal.
Quite a number of North Shoshone
people attended the Red Cross entertain
ment at Shoshone Friday night. All re
port an enjoyable time.
Mrs. Earl Burditt, who underwent an
operation in Gooding Saturday for an ab
cess. is quite ill.
Mrs. L. F. Gieseke and three children
spent the day Friday with Mrs. Ryan.
Word has been received from Mr. and
Mrs. Hewett saying" they were having
a lovely trip and but very little car
Mrs. J. A. Mills was a guest of Mrs.
Ryan last Monday.
No Red Cross sewing today on ac
count of a lack of material.
Mrs. C. B. Sparks and children have
been quite sick this week.
Miss Mabel Rand spent Saturday night
and Sunday with her parents on Big
Wood river.
A huntink party consisting of A. L.
Butler. Lester Gannon. Lee Geh ring. Char*
lie Jones and Ghas. Butler, went up into
the Cane Horn country after hear an«l
deer. They were unfortunate and had to
come home without their meat. But
they were not the only party returning
without game. R. Warren and sons had
the same luck.
The people of the North Shoshone dis
trict are sorry to hear that Joe Spreng
er has been nursing a very sore arm due
to vaccination,
drill for some time,
vaccination caused a breaking out on his
arm, later it became inflamed. He has
had it lanced three times and let us
He lias been unable to
It seems as if the
hope that it will improve rapidly
that he will soon be ready for drilling
The boys of School District 29 think
it is rather tough that they must sit
quietly in their seats and not whisper.
The talk given by Lieut. Snuthin at
the Grange hall was very interesting and
confirmed our ideas of German cruelty.
The meeting w-as well attended and the
liberty loan was considerably strength
Some of the farmers
ened as a result,
mav have to dip rather deep in their
noekets for the loan but like good Amer
s they do it cheerfully and willingly.
But after all it is only a slight incon
venience now to he a great help later on,
for we get it all back and a good interest
besides. And they will meet with a smile
anv other loan that comes.
Mrs. W. J. Peek has gone to Grand
Junction, Colorado, where she will visit
with her daughter. Mrs. Fred Scott.
A. D. Silva has gone east with hi3
Iamb crop.
Mr. Furniss had the misfortune to have
a fire start in his wood pile while he
was away from, home and it completely
ruined a new Winona wagon, several
loads of wood and badly damaged a cellar
near by.
In another place is found detailed in
structions as to how to proceed to send
Christmas presents to the boys overseas.
If you get your present there you will
have to act quick.

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