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"I pledge allegiance to the Amerl
ean flag and the Republic for which It
alanda; one nation, indivisible, with
liberty and justice for ail."
«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
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
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,
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
"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
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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.
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
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
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
TALES OF TOWN
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
In Love's peace they'll roam;
Know Love's arms—the lips that kiss
Some day they'll come home.
•I°Y> to set the wor - e 8 ringing,
| Sweeter song the heart is singing:
j "Some day they'll come home!"
The flu is very much like love m
: that it keeps a fellow sick a long time .
after he is weih
doubtedly be easier to enforce than it
,,uuul - . , ,
is to define in popular terms. i
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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
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"Freedom of the seas" will un
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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
The public has gained in health by
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Says Old Bill Misgivens.
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."
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The government needn't wasts any
time worrying about finding jobe for
The Index office
who are in the army. Send them home.
We'll take care of the rest.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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."
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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
Ready to Wear
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.
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. .
Mahogany Serving Trays.
Are useful and ornamental. We have just one lot to
offer at a special price $1.59
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
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
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.
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
for Ladies and
and colors, from.
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
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
Hawkins Hardware Store
nd the congregation when the pastor
read, "Henry, turn down your pants!"
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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
For any itching skin trouble, piles,
eczema, salt rheum, hives, itch, scald
head, herpes, scabies, Doan's Ointment
is highly recommended. 60 cents at
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
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