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Published every Thursday by ED SKINNER Entered in the Emmett postoflice as second class mail matter. Subscription Rates $ 2.00 One year . Six months .. Three months 1.00 .50 NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS Look at the printed label on your paper. The date thereon shows when the subscription expires. Forward your money in ample time for renewal. Notice date on label carefully, and if not correct, please notify us at once. Subscribers desiring the address of their paper changed please state in their communication both the OLD and NEW address. "I pledge allegiance to the Amerl ean flag and the Republic for which It alanda; one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for ail." CURRENT COMMENT. military «tT'M against universal training," said a man the other day. "I don't know what itwould lead to." Well, we didn't have universal training, and we all know what that condition came near leading us to. It near leading us to defeat. If came France and England had not held out valiant and unexpected manner, Germany would have pushed in the ihole world's face. Uncle Sam should about militarism, but he not go crazy should keep a well-conditioned mus ket hanging over the fireplace, and he should practice at a target occasionally The I-ord helps those who are right eous and can shoot well. •»''PHERE is enough red in the Stars and Stripes to satisfy me," said Alderman William P. Keneally in the New York City Hall on a proposed or dinance to prohibit the carrying of the red flag. There ought to be red enough in the national emblem for any American citizen, or any foreign who enjoys the protection of our er flag. JN these hours of jubilation, let us not forget those among us who have gold stars on their service flags. While the greut wave of joy is rolling over the country, remember there are also sad hearts in every community, and when the victorious army comes home with bands, banners and shout ing, some of the best boys that ever lived will be left behind—peacefully sleeping in France. Don't forget those whose sorrow almost equals our joy. J''ERMANY is a yellow nation. Bel was devasted, her people enslaved, her children dying, her most precious possessions violently taken from her, for four years, and in all that time her people, from king and queen down, did not complain of their lot as much as the Germans have since the armistice was signed. France for fiftyone months was a battle field, her capital endangered, her sons pressed by the invaders, but France never lost her courage or whimpered. Serbia was wiped out, the victim of atrocious crimes, and she kept her Russia, Austria, Hungary, gium sore courage. Bulgaria, Turkey—all have been beat en in the field and forced to surrender, and every one of them has behaved with a certain amount of resignation betokening courage. But Germany howls like a whipped cur. cringes be fore its conquerors, weeps crocodile tears, begs, whines; all the yellow, all the aniline dye works in all Ger turned out many ever her yellower. "YEAR'S casualities are shocking, per haps because they occur in the «pen, in masses, and are deliberately inflicted in a dramatic way. We can scarcely realize the truth that the deaths from the influneza in the last three months in the United States have far exceeded the deaths from cas ualities in the war among our troops. The deaths alone from the "flu", how ever, are almost or quite equal to the war casualities of every description. War on disease is something that this country can well afford to expend vastly more money upon than it has done in the past. are of the opinion that the cam paign just closed hurt the cause of government ownership of railroads considerably. It has always been rec ognized even by the advocates of gov ernment ownership, that there was a danger of making the railroads part of the political machine of the party which might be in power. When Di rector McAdoo sent out word that the employes of the railroads were not to mix in politics it was supposed by many that he meant what he said and that government was to be divorced from partisan politics. Of causes there were those who insisted that the raise in wages was granted for parti san advantage, but then most people acknowledged that in view of the great advance in the cost of living the raise in wages was justified and ought to have been granted even if it did mean that cost of passenger and freight traffic was increased from 50 to 100 per cent. But at the very close of the campaign Mr. McAdoo came out with an appeal to the railroad men to vote the Democratic ticket. It was a bold and shameless effort to use the power of the Secretary as controller of the railroads for purely partisan pur-: poses. It may. he that if the Repub Means had been in power and there had been a governmental manager of railroads he would have done the same ., . thing, but that does not change the . • I fact that this experience in practical, government ownership of railroads, has «haken the confidence of a great man/ of its former advocates for if is true that government ownership cannot be divorced from partisan poli tics then we had better not have gov ernment ownership. If the vast pat ronage that would go with govern ment ownership should be used to fur ther the power of whatever party might happen to be in power, it would become a most dangerous and corrupt ing influence. With the development of the hard surfaced roads thru the j country transportation is likely to be revolutionized so that railroads will in time cease to be an important fac tor. If we are right it will he wise to wait and see. We do not want to load the people up with the burden of 20 billion dollars worth of u road property, if coming changes make it valueless. less rail I JN the campaign of the Meuse, or of the Argonne as it has also been styl ed, 750,000 Americans in the last days of the war broke the German hinge upon which retrogade movements of the German hordes on all the western front moved. It was the most diffi cult ground in all the war, except the lindenhurg line broken by the Brit ish in the decisive battle of the year. And it was as vital as anything in the war, the first. Marne excepted. Therefore it was that Marshal Koch in his tribut to the American forces under General Pershing wrote that they would be able to wear "the Meuse" on their victorous battle flags for all time. Yet it is reported that it is Chateau Thierry and Belieau Wood and "the Marne" that Americans most think of and that will always stand for America's part in the war. In fact both these conceptions of the Ameri can contribution are equally warrant ed. The French cheerfully agree that it was the Americans, principally the invincible marines, who did in truth halt the German advance. This was at Chateau Thierry and at Belieau Wood. Chateau Thierry was the hinge of the original thrust back by Gen. Foch, when he saw that the enemy was ef ••ctually stopped. If that hinge held, is it had done, then the swinging ad uncc north to Soissons and south to heims could be and was made. Ameri a does not have to boast of bearing a •rucial and telling part in the fight ng, yet history will record that it was iftcr all, American troops who check ed th" up to that point and time vic torious German advance, and it was at the last American troops who on the other hand broke through the Ger man hinge in the Meuse campaign. The French and English have a long roll of heroic achievements to their honor, but America's were equal in difficulty and results to any in the war. : 1 Ordinarily, the public is slow to ac cept new theories and achievements claimed by scientists, but the doctor who said the influenza epidemic was due to a shortage of sugar is gaining a lot of mighty favorable publicity. Dr. Judd, dentist. Monroe Bldg. Her Xmas Present The giving of a life insurance policy to a wife as a Christmas present is both sensible and sound in eco nomic principle. Many presents are quickly perishable, many are only glittering baubles, but a life insurance policy that provides a lifelong income for the wife is of lifelong endurance. A policy of that character is a retainer of the home and the fireside circle. Without it. Christmas .ÿys, and indeed a mother's hopes and plans for the happiness and the education of her chil dren, may perish when the father goes. Therefore, whatever else of usual Christmas giving is done by the father, he should give, as his choicest offering, not only that which assures the continuance of Christmas joys, but also that which will make certain the wellbeing of mother and children through all the coming years. The old reliable Mutual Life Insurance Co. of New ark is selling income policies, which provides a stated monthly income for those left behind when the head of the household is taken away. See FRANK R. CHAPIN about one for Christmas j i —x TALES OF TOWN "SOME DAY." Maybe not today—tomorrow (It's the long way cross the foam, But there's joy for all past sorrow; Some day they'll come home! Once again the paths that missed j them, » In Love's peace they'll roam; Know Love's arms—the lips that kiss ed them; Some day they'll come home. | I •I°Y> to set the wor - e 8 ringing, | Sweeter song the heart is singing: j "Some day they'll come home!" l . . The flu is very much like love m : that it keeps a fellow sick a long time . after he is weih j doubtedly be easier to enforce than it ,,uuul - . , , is to define in popular terms. i # # * Ncxt year> we are promi8ed , there wi|j , )e lo||ty of 8Ugar . Well, then. It,^ Wl] , b(j a shortage in the Kra pe | * * * "Freedom of the seas" will un * * * A telephone girl bought an alarm clock. When it gave the alarm the first morning, she turned over in bed and >snl IWH >, >UH Y food conservation," says an expert, Yes, hut hang it, when you gain health, your appetite generally im proves, too. The public has gained in health by * « # Says Old Bill Misgivens. A man brought a turkey gobbler to town the other day and sold it for $6.40. I can remember when my father bought a milch cow for $7." * * * The government needn't wasts any time worrying about finding jobe for The Index office Til who are in the army. Send them home. We'll take care of the rest. « « « K-K-K-K, P., Poor little K. P. You're the only j-j-j-job that I abhor And when the m-m-m-moon shines, Over the mess hall, I'll he mopping up the k-k-k-kitchen floor. « # « Most soldier boys hanker for sweets. One of them writes home from France that he has saved a hundred dollars which he expects to blow in on Ameri can candy as soon as he gets back where it can he bought. « « « It is to be said of the woman lino type operator that she does not leave cigar or cigarette ashes all over the keyboard, although she sometimes takes time from the rush copy to pow der lier nose. * * * A lot of scientists keep working away trying to lengthen human life, when the life we would have would be long enough if only some genius would invent patent bedclothes that wouldn't pull out at the foot. « # * During setting-up exercises, the of ficer ordered his men to get down on their backs, stick their feet into the air, and move their feet as though they were riding bicycles. All of the soldiers obeyed instructions, except one Irishman, who got down on his back and stuck his feet into the air, but refused to "peddle. O'Brien," screamed the officer, "Why don't you peddle ? Don't you know you are flirting with the guard house." "If you plaze, sir,'' replied Private O'Brien, "I'm coasting." * * • On a recent rainy Sunday morning the pastor on his way to church, think ing to protect his trousers from the wet, had turned them up at the bot tom. Upon reaching the church, he forgot all about his trousers. His good wife, from her pew, saw his over sight, and when the plate was passed she dropped a note to the pastor Thinking the note was a church notice of some kind he placed it with the rest. Imagine the consternation of his wife Private I'i wjl Cash Bazar Ready to Wear MILLINERY DRY GOODS NOTIONS CORSETS NOVELTIES DECEMBER BARGAINS This store is now aglow With Christmas goods of practical worth, a various departments you are offered special values in merchandise that is wa s time of the season. So select now, while the assortments are complete. Kid Gloves Dress Goods Specials . „ . . .. _ We offer two lots of wool dress goods, which are! Are a necessity and make a most desirable gift. We unusual values. One includes from 38 to 44 inch jhave them in all the staple shades and Jinn plaids and broken checks in all shades; also OQ ! offer them at a most reasonable price, pair « 50-inch plain panama. Special, the yard for V I Another lot of plain serges in navy, brown, green and red; your choice of many shades Special, yard. . ,_ — _ —— = = = S Mahogany Serving Trays. Are useful and ornamental. We have just one lot to offer at a special price $1.59 69c î Christmas Handkerchiefs Community Silver Rf* to d.Qp In all the most useful pieces. Three patterns, from "" "rdls : 1 0 to 50-year guarantee. Get our prices on all lines Boxed Handkerchiefs, all prices from 29c to $1.98 ,,f silver and chinaware before buying, for we can We Always play an important part in gift giving, have them in a pleasing variety and at reasonable prices. Each from. save you money. = Big Reductions in Ready-to-Wear - The remaining stock of Ladies' Suits will be sold j — at HALF PRICE. = A11 Ladies' Coats at 20 per cent reduction from = the regular price. All Silk Dresses offered at a big sacrifice. Ü Final Clearance of Millinery All Ladies' Hats at HALF PRICE. The entire I stock of Trimmings at *4 off the regular prices Dinnerware Special 42-piece set of Double Gilt Band China, JC AO an unusual offer, the set for. s>Ui l tU ! OPEN STOCK to select from in 5 different pat terns of Fancy China. TOYS OF EVERY DESCRIPTION 15c to $2.19 Dolls of all kinds from.. Games of many kinds and ail prices. I Gift Suggestions HIGH GRADE IVORY—In all the needed toilet 59c to $3.69 MANICURE SETS in cases, from $1.19 to $3.98. HOUSE SLIPPERS in felt and knitted, ail styles ,98c to $1.98 SHOES CHINA GLASS WARE ALUMINUM CABINET HARDWARE for Ladies and Children articles, from and HOSIERY and colors, from. lr CONSERVATION | You read a good deal about conserving man power, and the Government is putting many laws in operation to that end. You 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 ex 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 repair. Call and examine this range. They tell then own story. a Hawkins Hardware Store nd the congregation when the pastor read, "Henry, turn down your pants!" * A * The American soldier was telling his host about the size of some farme in the west. "You might not believe it," he said, "but a friend of mine has a farm so large that he starts out with his plowing in the spring, that he can do is to plow and sow one straight furrow' before autumn. Then he turns around and harvests the crop his way back." "Oh, yes, I can be lieve that,' said the host. "It is like my son-in-law's farm out there. Two weeks after they were married my daughter and her husband started for their pasture to milk the cows and their two children brough|t in the milk." • î All on For any itching skin trouble, piles, eczema, salt rheum, hives, itch, scald head, herpes, scabies, Doan's Ointment is highly recommended. 60 cents at all stores. Gifts for Christmas Be sensible in Christmas giving this year of all years. Nothing is better, more useful or more highly prized than a nice piece of furniture. Oui stock is very complete in Rockeis, Chairs, Tables, Dressers, Daven ports, Chiffoniers, Rugs, etc. Call early and make your selections. Idaho Furniture & Hardware Co. J. A. Creswell, Propr., Union Block. .Phone 189 W UP-TO-DATE STATIONERY— INDEX OFFICE The Index Want Column Bring« Quick Sale».