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" «4 the P« * SUM si AmrioMi Pslb. IdUfc. •Car. stmsournow. »2 per year DELETING THE LANÖUAGE. A gentleman manifestly overflowing with a knowledge that conies only from experience arises to ask what vrUl happen to the English language iriben the country goes dry. He fears that an enormous rift will be made In the American vocabulary when there «lul l no longer be need of certain -words and phrases which have long been extremely popular and of wide usage. What, he asks, will become of theee terms after July 1; Stewed. Half Shot. Snootfull. Ossified. Ory-Eyed. Paralyzed Splfflioated. A still on. Half sases over. A skate on. A skate on. Katzenjammer. Full as a goat. Lit Ja; Tl* t. Tai.ked. Mellow. ' Pickled. • Pie-Eyed. Besotjed. * Inebriate. Bun. rull. Soused. Corned. Dark brown taste. Dead to Um worin. Full as a boiled owl. Stewed to the eyeballs. Three sheets In the wnld The cold gray dawn of tihe morning after. Unquestionably there is ground for the compiler's alarm, since the vio lent extraction of some thirty graph ically descriptive terms from tho work ing dictionary of a large class of In dividuals cannot be accomplished without a terrific wrench. Now, It cannot be well argued that any of these doomed words can be ap plied to the state produced hy Indul Konee In those beverages which will t>c In vogue aflor July 1. It would be ridiculous to think, for example, that Mary beeamu "ossified" on fruit mint juleps, or that Willie became splffll oated" on strawberry Ico cream sodas, or thnt Jennie came home at 2 o'clock in the morning --pie eyed" from excel «dve acquaintance with coca colas. Nobody, young or old, would acquire a condition even remotely resembling "three sheets In the wind" hy sipping lemon phosphates, mid to sny that anybody could gel "a still on" by toy ing ever so liberally with royal egg punches would bo ludicrous. Mani festly, It would be Impossible even to approach a Htate of "■ouse" by absorb ing lime freeze, or to become "«irn ad" on grenndlne punches. Limeades "would not cause one to become "stew ad to the eyeballs," nor would Hallalr llloats give an addict a genuine "Kat aenjommer." To become "dead to the world" would require something potent than egg malted milk, and. clearly, moonlight glides would never l>e a means of producing a "snootfull." In view of the Impoteney of the Antds which America will drtnb after July 1 to perform tho service so long performed by Old Crow and Oscar Popper and kindred ''joy waters," the Rngltsh language must he radically «hanged In sonic of Its prime essen Mala The terms which have become "household words" through yearB of ub* will cease to be, and In their places will come a flood of Innocuous sind puerile terms. The war has wrought terrible changes, but none greater or more far-reaching than the upheaval of the Mngllsh language In respect to many of Its most vigorous and virile expres sion*. more Be Different. Try to find a better reason for your acta than "everybody does It." There are follies In dress, absurdities In cus tom«, that are defended on Ibis ground always. The .girl who thinks It Is limnodeatly heeause proper to dre ter next-door neighbor does, has a curious code of propriety. Custom does no! make a thing right or sensible.— tlrlt. 'Maybe nobody has told you" says the Good Judge— W hy this good tobac co costs less to chew. \ ou get real tobacco satisfaction with a small chew. It gives you the good tobacco taste. It lasts and lasts. You don't need a fresh chew so often. It saves you money. I I i THE REAL TOBACCO CHEW D put up i;i tii'j styles RIGHT GUI is a short-cut tohucco W-B CUT i ; u long fine-cut tobacco I YELLOWSTONE FLOUR Insist on Having If Your Grocery Can't Supply You ---CALL AT— American Falla, Idaho THE ONEIDA ELEVATOR American. Falls, Idaho POULTRY HOUSE NEEDS SUNLIGHT ; In building the poultry house ar rangements should be made to allow plenty of sunshine to enter. In the [ shed-roof type of house It pays to ' allow the sunshine to strike beneath to the dropping boards. A house 18 feet j deep can be constructed four and a half feet In back and eight and on*- j half feet In front and other depths , can be made In the same proportions. Th« front should then have four-foot curtains along the front and thla will allow an abundance of sunshine to strike oil portions ot the house. Also have the windows about two feet down - from the top of the house. One of the causes of disease In the poultry house Is damp litter. It Is, expensive to change the litter ofteni and for this reason as much sunshine as possible should be allowed to euter to keep the scratching material from becoming damp and musty. Sunshine Is the cheapest disinfectant that the poultryman can use and whenever possible It should be used to the full est extent. Familiar Phrases Which Recall Adventurous Days How inuny fumlllur phrases we use without realizing the upt and some times striking figures they represent 1 Consider the word "skinflint," for ex ample, or the expression "a flash In the pan." We ask for "leeway" or we "shorten sail ;" we "launch plans" or we "run close to the wind." We have a "close shave;" we speak of u man ns "half seas over." We "take time by the forelock" and "the bull by the horns." We "ge^ down to hard pan" or "to bed rock." Yet we seldom think of the phrases as gratdiie metaphors, and more seldom still no we tiling, ns we use them, of the adventurous days j to which we owe so much of the sug- ! gestlveness of our colloquial speech.— Youth's Companion. ing I How Jack Tars Know When Ship Is Approaching Land Sailors have a curious way of know- : log when their ship Is approaching land. They go to Mother Nature for their knowledge. If you ure on the ship they may usk you to feel the deck, which Is wet with dew. Even though the sturs are phthing clearly, and the sen ts nlwolutely smooth, thq (IccU seems ns though water hud been poured across It. Tho sailor will then Inform you thut dew Is never to be found more than 80 miles from land, ao the dew la a good Indication. ; SAYINGS OF WISE MEN Whatever has been attained It attainable.—Sir William Jones. Attempt nothing beyond your strength.—Latin Proverb. Mauy men continually attempt to make auger holes with a gimlet.—Franklin. They got the III name of au gurs because they were bores.— Lowell. A wet August never brings dearth. -Italian Proverb. i :V ¥ S $ Laet Word 1» War Vniwli .Superdrendiiought Is a name given to vessels of the dreadnought type. The displacement Is 25,000 tons or more. The speed ttttuiii-i. muj he twenty-five knots or sea mile, (u sen mile Is 2,000 yards), and II. . main battery consists of guns of 18.11 inches caliber or better. A superdreadnought Is the lust word In naval architec ture. Dots Miller Arrives Home From Army Duty in France and Joins the Cardinals - After spending nearly a year and a ! half with the marines In France, Dot* Miller, one of the really capable ball players of the major leagues, has ar rived home. Me attended a few ban quets and then hiked for St. Louis to Join the Cardinals. Miller was one of the first ball play ers to enlist and saw service almost * _earliest MZM SÜm * , % P •V ■■■;■, * WW? / t Dots Miller. from the time the American fighting forces got Into action. When Miller Huggins managed the .Cardinals he paid once that there were only two men on his team he would not trade ,and both were named Miller, mean ing himself ami Dots Miller. A Quick Freeze. In freezing led cream remember that time will be saved if you do the freez ing In u wurtu place, as the more rap idly the Ice melts the more quickly the Ice cream or sherbet wilt be frozen. IRRIGATED LANDS $50-00 PER ACRE Guaranteed Water : Long time Payments. Easy Terms. Good Soil. Climate, Schools, Railroads, Markets and Range. Wonderful opportunities. Call or Write Brown & Ricks BLACKFOOT, IDAHO. ; Pushers and Pessimists Pushers are usually in the thick of the busi ness fight, producing. Pessimists growl on the outskirts, .waiting to seize the spoils the pushers win. Pushers build and Pessimists tear down. Pushers blaze new trails. Pessimists trav el in ruts. Pushers are bright, cheerful, joyous and brave Pessimists are gloomy, doleful, grouchy and weak. Pushers buost each other and so, boost all. Pessimists knock each other and thus they fall Pushers bring prosperity. ' Pessimists throw blight on all prosperity. PUSHERS BUILD REAL HOMES. PES SIMISTS DELIGHT TO LIVE IN SHACKS. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO BE?—AND DO? Yours for for home building, prosper ity and push. A o Q. I UJ H.W.GR0THE in o 9 N7 SALKS DAMAGED AURIC Alt FALLS, IDAHO /Da HO Ma MUTA C tuac AS Western Soft Pine / Sun the Universal Clock, But It Was Always Wrong 1 I From the beginning the aun was the universal clock, and the universal clock was always wrong—that is to say, twelve o'clock today was not exactly the same as twelve o'clock yesterday But the sun had to serve as a clock to , toonl people until little more than a j hundred and fifty years ago, when pub- j Be clocks took the place of sun dials and watches began to be comparative »Y common. Doubtless one of the j forms of getting somewhere near the hour wjfk by length of shadow, nnr ,J P r| K hl stick or spear, or even the torn> ot the "me teller himself Even serving as a natural gnomon, today, all over the far East, the only clocks In many, and, indeed, In most places. Is the shadow which Is ob tained after one or other of these methods. Creed That May Well Be . Applied in Life Each Day To live content with small means: To seek elegance rather than luxury and refinement rather than fashion : To be worthy, not respectable, wealthy, not rich : To study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly. To listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart : To bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occa sions, hurry never: In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and uncon scious, grow up through the common. This is to he my symphony.—William Ellery Channing. Drowning the Fly. A shooting-fish in the Esst Indies has a hollow cylindrical beak. When It sees a fi.v on plants that grow In shal low streams It ejects a single drop of water, which knocks the fly Into the tide.—Chicago Journal. Business Poor in the Hamlets. Turnips—"I say, old chap, what sort of business did you do with your Shakespearan repertoire this season?" Carrots — "Rotten ! dldn'f see the second night ; 'As Yon Like It' wasn't as they liked It; 'A Winter's Tale' couldn't be continued; The Midsummer Night' was frosty ; the 'Merchant' did no trade, and The Tempest' swamped us." — Cartoons Magazine. Twelfth Night' flSX-i; ♦ * t a h Hj La 'M V pi-1 taz J Fisk Tires Going Onto More Cars Every Day C ONDITIONS these days—the- larger demands on everybody's purse—are leading motorists everywhere to look more closely into the actual value of automobile tires. We see it every day. See it in the steadily in creasing demand for Fisk Tires. Fisk Tires give certain very definite features that more and more motorists have come to look for —greater uninterrupted tire mileage, longer life, greater safety under all driving conditions. As an enlightened motorist you want your tire expense cut down to where it really belongs. Next time —Buy Fistu Oliver McKown Hdw. Co. FISKmdTIPES S 0 v m 7 , it? 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In stead of promptly dytng he drew that pension for 83 years, dying In Tas mania recently at the great age of 104.