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can Hag and the Republic for which It
stand*; one nation, indivisible, with
liberty and justice for all."
^ LITTLE more than four years ago
a famous conference was called at
Potsdam. To it were summoned the
leading men of the German Empire,
political leaders, ambassadors, finan
ciers, soldiers. The kaiser presided.
He explained the situation, and the
of the to use
the murder of the Austrian archduke
as a pretext for establishing the su
premacy of Germany eastward to
ward the Persian Gulf. Our accounts
of the conference are fragmentary.
Presumably the kaiser recalled how
his appearance ''in shining armor."
as he had put it in a speech, had frigh
tened off Russia from its protest to
Austria-Hungary against the viola
tion of the Berlin treaty in annexing
Bosnia and Herzegovina. Doubtless
he suggested that there would be
no war. Hut if war should come was
the empire prepared? We have
definite testimony on how he put the
question to one after another of the
men at the conference, and how each
answered ready except the bankers,
who asked for at least a fortnight to
put their affairs in order. The words
there spoken brought death to millions
of men and heart breaking grief to
untold multitudes of families. And
now another conference was rocently in
session at Berlin and Potsdam to con
sider the fruits of the first. We can
only imagine the change in the kaiser
from the boastful arrogance of ex
pected triumph to the dejection of de
feat. We can only imagine the des
pair and anger of that proud group
over the ruin in which their folly has
involved them—to say nothing of their
country. What a pall would have fal
len on that first brilliant conference if
its members could have pierced the
veil of the future and looked ahead
over these four long years!
JN the dark days of last spring the
indomitable Clemenceau of France
remarked that the war would be won
by the side that could hold out the last
quarter of an hour—and that the Al
lies could do it. Events have vindi
cated him. It was in the last quarter
of an hour relatively speaking, that
r J'HE end of the
that at once our boys all will come
marching home again. Both military
and economic reasons, it is said, might
make that unwise, and Uncle Sam has
not been too busy with the war to lay
farsighted plans for the welfare of
the soldiers after the war. So. while
a large part of the army probably will
be sent home as soon as the terms of
peacr are signed, there are indications
war does not mean
that it will be at least a year before
some of the troops are again on.
One convincing indi
cation is the plan worked out by the
V, M. C. A. and approved by the G. H.
Q., for a system of
which will give every soldier, whether
he came to the army an illiterate
college graduate a chance to fit him
self to hold a better job when he
turns to private life than he held be
fore, and those who remain in the ar
my every encouragement to fit them
selves for promotion,
eludes the sending o
professors from American
sities to Europe, the.establishment of
school in every army post, hospital
leave area with a permanent popula
tion of five hundred men or more, the
The plan in
f one thousand
school for smaller bodies of men and
the enrollment of advanced students
in such famous universities as Oxford,
Cambridge, Glasgow, the Sorbonne,
Paris and Bordeaux.
schools will be organized by the Y. M.
Ç. A., but willl be under the control of
the army. The Y. M. C. A. has been
enlisting professors for this service
one jear or more.
after-war problem the tariff
looms large. It will be the leading
in the early period of reconstruc
War taxes will disappear, tho
not immediately, with the conditions
that required them. Peace taxes will
be levied for the era of peace. And,
of ceurse, peace taxes will require
revision of the tariff,
law will have to be enacted.
A new tariff
things may with safety be assumed.
The new law must yield a large
amount of revenue. We shall not, be
cause, we cannot, return to the old
figures of either income or outlay.
There will be a large establishment to
support according to new and larger
our new tariff law must take into ac-1
count changes the war is making in
other countries besides our own. New
The second thing is that
tariff laws when peace comes will be
the rule. Every European nation will
be obliged to revise its tariff; and as
shall be trading with them, and
they desirous of cultivating us, we
must adjust ourselves somewhat to
their adjustments. The policy of live
and-let-live will survive the war. We
. , .
have never had an out-and-out free
trade tariff, and one could not be en
acted. But we have had tariffs whose
authors had inveighed against pro
tection while forced to hold on to pro
tective duties. The results were ho
cus-pocus, which failed in operation.
Such was the Gorman-Wilson tariff
f 1894, and such also the Underwood
Between those two
tariff of 1913.
enactments came the Dingley tariff,
framed on frank protection lines,
with protection objects confessed and
directly in view, and it proved in op
eration a great success. It not only
raised all the revenue the government!
needed, but stimulated production in
all branches ot activity, and completly
restored business confidence, which,
at the time, was at the lowest ebb.
po<)D scarcity abroad must continue
for some time after the war, so
that it would seem that the high agri-1
cultural prices will prevail, and this
especially for meat products. Herbert
Hoover has called attention to the de
pletion of the livestock herds of Eu
rope. Wheat stocks may be low and
yet one great harvest will replenish
is always very small in comparison
with the annual crop. But the per
manent livestock herds are not rebuilt
in a season or a year. The United
States Bureau of Foreign and Domes
tic Commerce has issued a bulletin
that will be very valuable to all cap
tains of industry, since it gives the
results of a survey of what has been
done and is being done among all
the leading countries in preparation
for resuming normal business,
bulletin contains also a list of 450
commodities that the bulletin says
will be in
following the declaration of peace.
Among foodstuffs there are included
in the 40 commodities wheat, corn,
rye, < ats, barley, sugar, rice, potatoes,
■offee, meats and fish. That is food
stuffs alone comprise more than one
i'onrth of the commodities that will be
in abnormal demand in rebuilding
The bulletin states further that our
wn government's greatest prepara
ion for after-war trade is "the con
duction and organization of a large
in ; chant navy, backed by large and
efficient shipyards and docks." It
'numerates quite a long list of things
hat different bureaus of the govern
ment are doing to help in after- war
adjustment and activity. Mr. Hoover
is working to induce the bringing up
of American livestock, and a notable
thing has been done with regard to
hogs, the supply of which in the Unit
ed States has increased in the last year
50 per cent, from 60 million to 90
mill'on head. Wool is one of the com
modities that will be in abnormal de
mand, according to this bulletin, and
the larmer's industry, in short, seems
to face a period of continuing good
times while the world is rebuilding
what it has destroyed.
permanent grain stock
TALES OF TOWN
THE WAR IS WON!
T Hi8 k unde r r Up r he a bit WOrried f, '° Wn '
Ami moaned: "Mine Gott in Himmel!
Do your women always knit?
No matter what, in rain or storm, j
Your boys are always fit,
Because they're warm in garments
Your women folk have knit: j
Mine Gott, Yanks, I quit;
les, my old throne I quit:
I can't compete with armies
Whose women always knit."
The Hun "superman" seems to be
in the soup.
9 9 9
The influenza mask is a good tobac
co cure, if it is worth nothing else.
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In 1870 Germany made France get
rid of its emperor, so Kaiser Bill has
no grounds for complaint now.
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According to our calculation, the
proper amount of sugar to use is just
not so much as you want.
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It wn a German writer who said:
" ,h ' -
quished but their eyes to weep with.
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One of the meanest things a woman
can do to a man is to ask him to carry
her knitting bag.
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An Emmett young woman has found
scriptual authorization for hugging;
'The waste places shall be made glad."
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In caring for the teeth one of the
important things to remember is
where you put them when you went to
g 0 there, what's the use of having any
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I The best sermon is not always the
short sermon. The best sermon is the
one that seems short, whether it is
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An anonymous correspondent puts
I ^ this way: "If Kaiser Wilhelm doesn't
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Why is a church bell? The people
I always get to the theater or to the
| circus on time without waiting for a
I bell to ring.
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Uer All-Highest Courage, mein
beoples! Your kaiser vill nefer desert
you! Der Beoples—Dot's vat ve vas
afraid of alrettv'
| afraid of, alretty.
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When a man dreams it is of a pa
rade which he, clad only in his night
shirt, is conducting in the presence of
an admiring crowd.
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Ring out, wild bells,
Across the snow!
The kaiser's going—
Let him go!
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This weather makes a fellow won-1
dei^ not so much what became of his
last summer's wages, as what became
of his last year's winter underwear. |
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Private (who has just found a piece I
w()0( j j n one 0 f his frankfurters)—1_
| Say, I don't mind eating the dog, but
I'll be darned if I eat the dog house.
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Anyone who is good at mathematics
j and wants to fiKUre jn larf , e number s
| m jp. b t try to figure how many ques
[j ons the boys over there will have to
| answer when they get home,
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The Yankee pants
Are olive drab.
Red as flame;
Wears no pants at all,
Rut he gets there
Just the same.
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It is stated that for every Liberty
motor constructed in his works
Mr. Ford exacts a p.rofit of $1000.
And Mr. Ford admits he can build Lib
erty motors faster than sheep can
jump a fence.
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A chaplain, on making his rounds in
the base hospital of a large canton
ment, stopped at the cot of a darky
and said: "Sam, how is it that you
are in bed today? You were quite well
when I spoke to you yesterday." The
darky replied: "Well, pahson, ah done
was kicked by a mule." "What in the
numc of goodness did he kick you
for?" "Ah guess ah done fogot to
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The world's history is a divine poem
of which the history of every nation is
a canto and every man a word. Its
strains have been pealing along down
the centuries, and, though there have
been mingled the discords of roaring
cannon and dying men, yet to the
Christian philosopher and historian—
the humble listener—there has been a
melody running through the song
which speaks of hope and halcyon days
to come. History is but the unrolled
scroll of prophecy.—Unknown.
Among the words of foreign deriva
tion to which the war has introduced
the leader is the French word massif,
which means a more or less widely ex
tended region of high land, usuallywith
number of summits grouped about
one culminating point. The word is
not precisely new in English use, for
geographers have long found it a use
ful addition to their own particular
vocabulary, and a great many persons
who had forgotten it until tho fighting
began in France now recognize it as
old, although not a familiar, ac
Fashion. In Humor.
A In(,y «"«Rested "Alice In
vVondcrland to a steady-going mo
Iron. The volume was soon returned
with thanks and with the explanation
that what was wanted was something
"light," not all those puzzles Un
are fashions in
Opportunity to Be Seized.
A porter in London was engaged In
Cleaning a luggage van, when the door
swung back, striking him violently on
the head, "Oh ! Bat," he exclaimed to
an Irishman standing on the platform.
I've cut open my head."
. now's the time to get
something into It," was Pat's witty re
To be successful a farmer has to
be sharp as a i ru.-cr.—B-wt-m Tran
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Ready to Wear
I Do Christmas Shopping Early
Just received a new lot of Medium Form Corsets. §
for our November Sale .. 5
Back lace, extra well made, and especially CD ^
priced for our November Sale at- _ ^5
We advocate early shopping,
and in order to comply with the
government's request, to avoid
congestion, and the extra hours
that usually accompany the
Christmas rush, it will be a
great help on the part of our
patrons to observe this slogan:
A wonderful assortment of toys, that are sensible ^
for girls and boys. It is desirable to^ select these
early while you have a choice. For quick clearance S
and to induce early buying we have marked the jS
prices on all this line special for our November Sale. s
TOY FURNITURE— Including tables, table sets, s
doll beds, writing desk sets, 7 Rr t0 SI 98 S
pianos of all sizes, from 1 J ' S
PLAIN RED CHAIRS- Rocking CO« to fl*i PQ ^
Chairs of all sizes, from.. « * 1 =
TOY AUTOMOBILES, 98c and $1.25, Cannon, 79c. Ä
Delivery Trucks and auto drays, $1.10 and $1.19. ~
TOY WAR VESSELS and SUBMARINES, 29c, S
35c, 49c, 59c, 96c and $1.19. S
Hundreds of other toys, dolls and rubber balls. =
Make selections now S
BUY A GIFT A WEEK
It will be easy on your pocketbook
_ _ _ _ if instead of waiting until the last
- week you buy now a gift, another next week, and so
on until Christmas. This will spread your purchases
over a greater period of time, making it easier for
—— yourself as well as on store employes.
- Right now, while assortments are complete, is the
== time to do your shopping. If for a Christmas gift, it
Z— need not be presented now, but can be left here, if
— desired. The saving effected at this time of our
1= NOVEMBER SALE will be worth your while
COATS FOR CHILDREN
Come now. Look 'em over,
JAPANESE LAMP SHADES—Designs of art, in
bamboo and painted Jap silk, all sizes. These make
ideal Christmas gifts. Beautiful color combina
tions in Red, blue, green, brown
and gold, priced from.
JAPANESE HAND DECORATED
WASTE PAPER BASKETS. Each
63c " $4.98
$3.49 u $10.98
FURS FOR CHRISTMAS
— Some wonderful values in Stoles and Collars of
black and dark brown Coney, the most serviceable
fur for the money. Priced especially for our No
— vember Sale
FANCY CHINA AN APPRECIATED GIFT. S
We are offering the sample line of the famous S5
Nippon hand decorated china in dishes of every sg
kind and design, at one-third less than the regular S
value. Select now your gifts in these lines. 22S
WAISTS FOR GIFTS
SPECIALS FOR SATURDAY ONLY
For a moderate price we could not suggest any
thing more appropriate than a pretty Silk Waist.
We have these in big assortment in white and colors,
at prices that range
Star Cut Tumblers at
6 for ..
With every purchase in the toy department of 50c
or more, a
WHISTLING TOY FREE.
You read a good deal about conserving man power,
and the Government is putting many laws in operation
to that end.
Yqu don't hear much about conserving the Woman
Power of the country.
The men should commence at once to conserve the
woman power of the Nation.
Probably the best way to start is to see that every
woman has a Real Range in her kitchen. She is entitled
to the best.
Have your wife call at Hawkins Hardware and
amine a Real Range. There is only one Best Range
and that is .
The Round Oak Chief
They last a lifetime. They do not burn out.
They save fuel.
We have sold The Round Oak Chief Range for 15
years and during that time not a range has needed a
repair. Call and examine this range. They tell their
Hawkins Hardware Store
Brazil Now Coffee Center.
Arabia formerly supplied the world
j*««» coffee; Inter the West Indies,
thun Java took the load, to bo
.supplanted in turn by Brazil, which
D0W produces about three-quarters of
the world's supply and controls the
Accidents will happen, but the best
regulated families keep Dr. Thomas'
Eceletic Oil for such emergencies.
Two sizes, 30 and 60 cents, at all
LOSSES SORELY PREVENTED
fry CUTTER'S BUCKLES PILLS
ww Sflf reliable;
■ preferred by
m Æ m V westers stock
st ■ mea. because fh«y
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These cool nights give a hint of fall and winter
when a little fire will feel mighty comfortable,
and talk to us about stoves. We have a
Heaters, Cook Stoves and Ranges, large
new and second hand. Also stove supplies.
nice line of
Idaho Furniture & Hardware Co.
J. A. Creswell, Propr., Union Block. .Phone 189 W.
I saw it in The Index." Why not suWrihP
and read it yourself. All the news $2.00 per ye^
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