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I uOADBUILDING IN IDAHO ON t vttrE SCALE MUST WAIT TILL W CONDITIONS IMPROVE W \ - "w j TOO HIGH - nine FAD ADH1/F FQTIMATF Kmo iflK ADUiL LOlIrlMlL vivv - Uncertainty of Obtaining Labor and Materials Delays Construction of it , , „ , Q ..... Building of the North aud South high must wait until conditions improve. erials have made this move necessary. two miles of the highway between Orangeville and Whitebird were receiv 6d for the second time by the state , ,™ , n,, highway commission last Thursday. The commission rejected all bids. way Scarcity of labor and high cost of rnat Bids on construction of the twenty Letter From Highway Engineer. State Highway Engineer Allen, in writing te the good roads committee of writing g .... . the Orangeville Commercial club, after the bids had been rejected, said: "It is with much regret that i have to state the consturctiou of project 6 seems impossible to begin this year. 1 have made every effort possible to get this work contracted, or in some maii get it under way, but the many ad verse conditions seem to make it out of ner the question. "The bids were too high to be con sidered. Under anything like normal conditions that existed a year, or even a few months ago, when our estimates made, I feel certain the work were could easily be let at the prices within our estimate, and our money, that further effort to contract the work I feel now would be useless. "The recent war conditions, affect ing transportation, materials, and labor, have caused the National Highways council to issue very strict conditions, and contractors have been afraid to ven tare. "1 trust the people of Idaho county will feel that this commission has ex hausted every means to get this work under way and only abnormal conditions have prevented it. I am sure, however, that when times brighten, this project will receive first attention, all agree ments with the federal government hav ing been completed." Waut Money Held Intact. .X» doubt the money made available for immediate construction of the North and South highway can be held intact, until such time as labor aud other con ditions will permit building of the road within the cost limit set. One-third of the money has been provided locally, one-third has come from the state, and the other third from tlie federal govern ment. Communication is now being had with the state highway commission in an effort to assure the funds will be kept just as they are for use in the road when possible, and little fear is felt but that the money can be held. Therefore, construction of tlie imK in the North and South highway between Grangeville anil Whitebird will be taken up as soon as conditions become normal. U. S. Public Health Service Issues Official Health Bulletin on Influenza. LATEST WORD ON SUBJECT. Epidemic Probably Not Spanish ia Origin —Germ Still Unknown—Peo ple Should Guard Against "Droplet Infection"— Surgeon General Blue Makes Authoritative Statement. Washington, D. C.—(Special.)—Al though King Alfonso of Spain one of the victims of the Influenza epi demic In 1803 aud again this summer, Spanish authorities repudiate any claim to influenza as a-"Spanish" dis ease. If the people of this country do n,| t take care the epidemic will be come so widespread throughout the United States that soon we shall hear the disease culled "American" Influ 1,1 response to a request for definite was enza. Information concerning Spanish Influ reza. Surgeon General Rupert Blue of ,he V. S. Public Health Service has vlew° rl7 ' e<l U,e fellow,ng officlal ln,er ' What ,i* Soinish Influenza? I* it something neW? Spain? Doe* It come from • zn resembles a very contagious kind of 'cold,' accompanied by fever, paius ' eyes, ears, back or other j - se vere sickness. In most of the eases the ) symptoms disappear after three or four days, the patient then rapidly Ing. Some of the patients, how "The disease now occurring In this country and called 'Spanish Intluen- | recover- I j . ever - '' e01 ' Iirieurnonla ' or Inflammation 1 of the ear ' or meningitis, and many of theSe coni f>Hcated cases die. Whether I this so-called 'Spanish' Influenza Is! In the head, parts of the body and a feeling of Identical with the epidemics of Influen- ! za of earlier years Is not yet known "Epidemics of Influenza have visited i this country since 1647. It is interest-! _ 1 «merest . a i s first epidemic rough t here from Valencia, Spain. Since that time there have ; been numerous epidemics of the dis- j case. In 188!* of influenza, starting somewhere In the Orient, spread first to Russia and I thence °ver practically the entire clv-1 Hlzed worId Three years later there was another flare-up of the disease. Both times tlie epidemic spread wide | ly over the United States. "Although the present epidemic is' ; called 'Spanish influenza,' tiiere Is no reason to believe that it originated in f. 1 '"' 11- ^" me wliter8 " ll0 llav, ' studied î the question believe that the epidemic oame from , hp orient and they call at tentfon to the fact that the Germans 1 mention the disease as occurring along the eastern front in the fall of 1917." summer ami .. .... How can "Spanish influenza" be I 0 gnized? rec "There is as yet no certain way in which a single case of 'Spanish influ enza' can he recognized. On tlie oth er hand, recognition is easy where In contrast' there is a group of cases, to the' outbreaks of ordinary coughs and colds, which usually occur In the j cold months, epidemics of Influenza ' may occur at any season of tlie year. Thus the present epidemic raged most Intensely In Europe in May, June and! July. Moreover, In the ease of ordl- i nary colds, the general symptom* (fever, pain, depression) are by no mean* as severe or a* sudden in thslr) onset as they are In Influenza. Final- j ly, ordinary colds do not spread through the community so rapidly or so extensively as does Influenza. "In most cases a person taken *lck ! with Influenza feels sick rather sud- i dealy. He feels we-!;, has pains In the | syes, ears, head or hack, and may he | sore all over. Many patients feel dizzy, some vomit. Most of the pa tients complain of feeling chilly, and j with this comes a fe'-er in which the ; most eases the pulse retiming relative ly slow. "In appearance one Is struck by the ; fact that the patient looks sick. Ills j eyes and the Inner side of hts eyelids ' may he slightly 'bloodshot,' or 'con- ! 'tested,' as the doctors say. There 1 may be running from tlie nose, or j here may ho si me i ongli. These signs cf a cold may not he marked; never- j fheiess the patient looks and feels very j "'.ck. "In addition (o the appearance aim i the symptoms as a ready described, I cynitiiiiation < f ll: eid the physician ish influenza,' to. it lias been found j that in this disease the number of ■ white corpuscles shows little or no in crease above the normal, hie that the laboratory Investigations now living made through the National Research Council and the States Hygienic Laboratory will fur nish a more certain way in which indi vidual cases of this disease ean he recognized." What is the coursa of the disease? tient s blood mat cognizing 'Span It Is poasl United Do oeople die of it? Hie fever lasts from j three to four days and tlie patient re- j But while the proportion of , deaths In the present epidemic lias the "Ordinarily, covers. generally been severe and de"'bs outbreak lias been have been mimerons. it Is usually the result of a com Whe curs plication." the disease and how I» | What causes it spread? "Bacteriologists who have studied In* ildemlcs in the past have of tlie coses a very fluenza ci fc*nd in many Small rod-shaped germ called, after its discoverer. Pfeiffer'* bacillus. In other kind or of apparently (he same found pneumococci, Still cases disease there were the germs of lobar pneumonia, others have been caused by strepto cocci, and by others germ* with long names. "No ni r*tter what particular kind of germ causes the epidemic. It is now believed that influenza Is always Ki.read from person to person, the germs being carrNd with the alr along " the very small droplets of = exnelled bv coughing Ä talking, and the like £ •ho already has the germs of the d s T !4 "Z f^' wf daat conflng i from '"dried mucus, from coughing and sneezing, or from f,- *o,t a person'who «m'a on.v a -lid attack of the disease himself may give a verj _ attack to others." nr severe y^at should be catch t p e disease? "it N verv Important that e\er\ p< r .on who becomes sick with Influenza | f j 1( „iiii go home at once ami g<> to This will help keep awaj aangerou and will, at the same from scattering j It Is highly ] be allowed to j with Jhe .pa- j done by those who complications time, keep 1 « I« ^ deslralfl^that no one sleep jn /fte W ne r «'- ,n X tient Tit fact, TiTi'Nîtie out tfte nurse should be allowed In the room. "If there Is cough and sputum or ' H ' eyes and nose, care should he taken that all such dis charges are collected on bits of gauze or rag or paper napkins and burned, If the patient complains of fever and headache, he should be given water to drink, a cold compress to the forehead and a llght s U° nse - r ' " .. running of the _ „ _. Only such raedl cine should be given as Is prescribed by t(le doctor j t (8 foolish to ask the druggist to prescribe and may be dan gerous to take the so-called 'safe, sure and harmless' remedies advertised by patent medicine manufacturers. "If the patient Is so situated that he can I 16 attended only by some one who lly ' !t is advlsab,e that such ■ t *« ldBn * " wrft PP pr ' a P, ro " or *°" n , °' pr the ordinary house clothes while In the gick room and slip this off when leav Imt. to Jook after-ilie xilhers Curses and attendants will do well must also look after others In the faill it 1*1 I T i » I" k I Being possessed with a surplus of livestock and other personal property, and not having enough feed for all our cattle, we, the undersigned, will sell at Public Auction i l '4 • 2 ■ At the G. D. Stanbery ranch, 3 1-2 miles southeast of Winona and 22 miles north of Grangeville, on I, » l.'V T IT 1 i' y t; i! f* V 4 ■ Beginning at Î 0 o'clock a. m., the following described property: i.t 200 HEAD OF CATTLE jf !i IS it '■ Consisting of 20 A No. 1 young milk cows; 50 cows and 50 calves, all good Shorthorn breeds; 55 head of 2-year-olds and yearlings, all good Shorthorn stuff; 17 head of yearlings and 2 and 3-year old steers; and other cattle. These cattle are absolutely good stuff. '■ ; ;; 5 2U HEAD POLAND CHINA SHOATS F 3 v These pigs are exceptionally well-bred and will prove money-makers, t î K FARM MACHINERY, ETC. l i Two 3 1-2 inch Studebaker wagons; one 3 1-4 inch Bain wagon; one Webber wagon, 3 1-4 inch tire; one Hoosier 8-foot grain drill, double disc; one new 10-foot 4-inch Superior drill, single disc; and other articles too numerous to mention. : î î a LUNCH SERVED AT NOON BY RED CROSS h t I' TERMS:—All sums $20 and under cash in hand; All sums over $20 twelve months' time will be given on receipt of bank able note bearing 10 percent interest from date of sale. i ' I. E. ZUVER, Auctioneer FIRST NATIONAL BANK, Grangeville, by A. N. Dyer, Clerk U » I . V ■ C| ' :•. a, I . Geo. D. Stanbery and Herman Yates » I •U to ;;i: J against breathing in danger ous disease gem's by wearing a stnvpre j f 0 i d ,,f gauze or mask while near the untlent," : [ j Will a person who has Had influenza before catch the disease again? "It is well known that an attack of measles or scarlet fever or smallpox usually protects a person against an j oll "* r attack of the same disease. This 1 appears not to he true of 'Spanish In j fiuenzn.' According to newspaper re P° rts ,,u ' K,n * of Spain suffered an | attack of Influenza during the epl-| demie thirty years ago, and was again stricken during the recent outbreak in | Sp " ln ' How can one guard again»! influ enza? "In guarding against disease of nil kinds. It Is Important that the body he kept strong and able to fight off dis ease germs. This can he done by hav ing a proper proportion of work, play ,-ud rest, by. keeping the Ijody well domed, and fi.f effiirrg tT.inrnem ivwif some and properly selected food. In connection with diet, it is well to re member that milk Is one of the best all-around foods obtainable for adults as well as children. So far as a dls ve ry close relation between Its spread and overcrowded homes. While It Is not always possible, especially ln t i me s nk„ the present, to avoid such overcrowding, people should consider tlie health danger and make every w ff or t to reduce the home overcrowd lD g to a minimum. The value of fresh a , r through open windows cannot bo overemphasized. ease like Influenza I» concerned, health authorities everywhere recognize tlie "When crowding Is unavoidable, as In street ears, eure should he taken to keep the face so turned as not to in hale directly the air breathed out Ivy another person. "It is especially Important to be ware of the person who coughs or zmeefces,. ivlrhuul — over! it-' Ids mouth anil nose. It also foTluWh that ôi of crowds and stufl i 8 | 1)iu ] d k,.^, out i . dact . g ns much I j lomf . 8 , a j red spend some time nut of doo nj possil)Ie, ket ( and workshops we ( Î i | possible ' „p health mutters follow the a ) r . u ,,f your doctor and obey the reg | étions of your local and siate heal fli j officers.'' each day, walk to work If at all pro . , ( ' (ll 8 hort, make every posait) ' r f .rl to breathe as much pure air i ? "Cover up each cough and «neeze. If you don't you'll »pread disea**." Naturally. A new baby sister arrived at Frei die's house. Next day at ktmlerga ten the teacher asked him what thf , "ere going to name his new little si ter. Freddie thought deeply a mlnnl and then exclaimed : ing to name it Mrs. Throckmorto after my mother." î î i Oh, we're g ■ ,• -î .