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Published every Thursday by ED SKINNER Entered in the Emmett postoffice as second class mail matter. Subscription Rates 12.00 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 aad NEW address. CURRENT COMMENT. r pilK death has removed ,f Theodi me of the Roosevelt irld's greatest men and the greatest Amor For the decades his infiu Lincoln's time. ican since greater part of t 1 ence in politics not only in this nation, but throughout the world, had been forceful, commanding, impressive. As president, his quick comprehension, his grasp of world politics, his instinctive understanding of the psychology of foreign governments and his prompt and determined action in numerous serious crises enabled him to make this nation a power for justice in the world, and to secure its honor and prestige. As a private citizen, hp never hesitated to speak out in no uncertain tones of dangers that threatened. During the war he with held not his criticism and his fearless and outspoken denunciation of dilator iness and mistakes had the effect to improve conditions. That was char acteristic of the man. He was brave, unselfishly loyal, Intensely American, llis last message was a vigorous ap Everyone, that is, except the return ing soldir himself. "I know just the thing!" says a so licitous official. "The arid lands of the West! Our veterans can reclaim them.'' "The swamps of Florida leave much to be desired as homestead land," sug gests another. "They would keep any number of men busy draining and shoveling for years to come." This leads to a train of similarly benevolent propositions, involving the working over of various undeveloped sections of the country, with an eye to keeping the unemployed veteran busy. But what about the veteran ? lie has not been quoted for publications on this "arid land" question. Presum ably, when he left this country a few months ago he was a normal Ameri can with a normal American's pre conceived notions of what constitutes a good time. It is safe to assume thnt recl.iiming arid lands has not been on his list of things that he wanted fo do Whut, when first he reached home, therefore, will be his emotions on be ing greted by his local reconstruction committee with this message: "We come home, our hero! Your old job is gone, but we have the jolliest bit o desert in Arizona which the govern ment will grant to you, and on which you can raise a practically unlimited family and perhaps a radish or two in f time. Go West, young man, go West! I Life in God's great doubtless a wonderful thing, and we have been led to believe that the thrill of the pioneer is a reward in itself, yet there ought to be at least au al ternative reward for those returning soldiers who have benefited so little by military training as still to hanker after the effete life in the congested but congested centers of hunman life. outdoors is 1VTKOLAI LENINE expects to have 1 ' an army of 3 millions by spring. And he expects it t° be well equipped and armed. Munitions works are work ing overtime to supply these necessi ties. If he gets any such army he will overthrow opposition in Russia, and then move on into western Europe, where the bars are down. It is the Lenine belief that peace is not to come until revolution destroys the for mer systems, political, industrial and shaving himself. It makes every cus tomer wonder why he shouldn't save money by doing the same thing;. « « • Oh, thou black apron of sateen, You've lost your wily charm, I stitch on you from day to day, But you aren't worth a darn. « * « A man may be sajd to be interested in lodge work when he pays enough attention to it to remember the for mula for getting inside the lodge room # * « Without any idea of finding fault, y'understand, we figure that it will take l, roo.ooo war savings stamps to pay the rent on President Wilson'« hotel in Paris. * # * "Name three of the best known an imals, Johnny," said a teacher to one of her pupils. "Heck's pup. Shank's mare and Job's turkey," replied John ny. # * J* "Vat's der news from der front?" asked one Berlin citizen of another. "Ach! Der news iss dot der frondt is now vere dere rear vas," replied the . second dolefully. * * * A returned soldier, when asked if they had music at the training camp, replied, "Yes, the band played a funeral march at the hospital every morning while I was there with the flu." « * # Old Bill Misgivens is not particu larly interested as to the other details of the regal dinner in honor of Presi dent Wilson at Buckingham Palace in England, but he would like to know whut they had to drink. * « « A California woman when accosted by an officer and told she would have to put on a flu mask, protested by as serting that she would just as soon appear on the street wearing a fig leaf. # ♦ ".I Gish Bazar Ready to Wear MILLINERY CORSETS DRY GOODS NOTIONS NOVELTIES LITTLE BOYS' HATS Made of novelty cloth, a 75c 43C Choice of the lot, each -rsll* Odds and Ends All colors value. == We will offer broken lots of many kinds, j= this week, at a big sacrifice to clean up. Have == space to describe only a small proportion, (== So come and grab a bargain, DON'T OVERLOOK OUR REMNANT OFFERING They don't last long, but you might find just what you want at a saving. The lot includes dress goods, wash goods, draperies and laces. JUST THINK OF THIS! EE == You All ladies' hats are going at $1.00 each. They're worth as MILL LENGTHS OF RIBBON _ Mill lengths of Fancy and Plain Color Ribbon, for hair ribbons and fancy work of all kinds. A 45c quality. Your choice of the lot ytjQ — at, yard . . = ought to buy a couple at least, high as $8.00. You'll have to come quick. JUST 13 PETTICOATS AT 99c. Made of the finest quality of satine, pleated and You might as well — ruffled, and they're worth $1.50. — take advantage of this if you don't need it now. FANCY CHINA OFFER taken advantage of the offer on Fancy China? Listen! AH Vases, Trays, Plates, Sugar and Creamer sets and Novelty Dishes go at 20 per cent off the regular price. Act now. Now's the time to buy Sweater Coats. Just , Read This Over and Come at Once. FOR GIRLS Oxford gray, heavy knit, well made Sweaters, a $2.50 value. Special, in most all sizes $1.98 Have you TRAINS FOR BOYS Maybe some little boy did not get a train for Christmas. "It's never too late to be sorry. bo come now and make him happy, while a few are offered at $1.49 for train and track complete. A $3.00 value. __ FOR LADIES. $2.39 — Hand knit Sweater Coats of dark maoron color; a $3.50 value for. DOLLS AND TEDDY BEARS Dolls and Teddy Bears will soon disappear, so if you want to please some little giri at a sacrifice FOR BOYS. Webber Brand Sweater Coats, all sizes, of Ox ford gray, while this lot lasts. Your choice at . $2.39 come now. NECKWEAR SPECIAL INFANTS' SACQUES 39c 1 We will offer you the choice of a big lot of Ladies' Neckwear, a 59c quality, at. Of white wool, with assorted trimming ^3.a $1.76 value for. Knit Booties, two lots to close out, each. . Infants' sets of sweaters, leggins and toque, in - . t m M == blue and gray, a $4.00 value. ÇO OO portumty to buy a useful ornament CQ- to ^ ïïsChoice of just.a few, set. $4ij0 at a sacrifice, from $1.19 JAPANESE LAMP SHADES and 10c 15c Entire stock of Japanese Lamp Shades at ONE THIRD LESS than the real value. This is an op IÏ1 Ir I at this time, when the great issue of a just and enduring world peace is at stake and the serious problems of re construction are to be solved, is an irreparable loss. r PHERE should be a higher tax on war profits During the past eight years the wealth of the country has increased from 187 billion dollars to 250 billion dollars, and most of this gain has gone to less than 1 per cent of the imputation. This war was not fought to make billionaires out of mil lionaires, nor to lay a heavy burden for years upon the workers of Amer ica. We schould tax wealth accumu lated in this war to pay for the war. Certainly there should be a higher tax on war profits, and it will be a sorry day for congress if it does not heed the sentiment that is unmistakable throughout the entire country in this matter. jLXOLDERS of Liberty Bonds are be ing advised not to sell them, but selling goes on, and good investors are picking them up at bargain prices. Market reports last week showed 4 1 «« per cent Liberty Loan tonds of the Fourth Liberty loan selling in New York at 94. At that price the investor get* more than 4H per cent net on his money, tax free. Now let us see what investment in Liberty Bonds at auch prices promise« the speculator. Ordinarily, before the war, Uncle Sam's tonds sold on a 2V4 per rent basis. That represented the govern ment credit. It was on a 2t4 per cent basia. Supposing that in a few years Uncle Sam's credit does r wich a 3 per cent basis. This it is morally certain to do. Then bonds bought today at 94 bearing 414 per rent interest, tax free, will be worth in the market i40 and will sell at that figure. In other words, there is no investment' to com pare, taking security and interest re turn and speculative advance, with Or Liberty Bonds of the Fourth Loan. In a few years for $94 invested todiv the holder will be able to get *1 10. His investment in a few years wil. increase 50 per cent. It is not sur prising that shrewd speculators and investors are snapping up all Liber ' Bonds offered for sale, but those who part with them at present bargair counter prises, unless obliged to sell play : losing game. I I kk, rElX the pair personally to go to hell," was Herbert Hoover's le social. It is a world revolt he templates. The funds sent to Ger many to set up bolshevism are ported to he small change compared with the sums raised and sent to York to bolshevize this country. America was the victim of German propaganda, now it is to be annoyed by Russian of the bolshevik order. There is a situation that causes leaders of governments to forget mailer issues and to meet one another half way in a sincere effort to reach some agreement that will restore or der in the old world, and this in part accounts for the genuine cordiality towards President Wilson and his peace points. Weeks ago a British statesman defined the fundamental issue us "Wilson or Lenine," and it has not changed. Failure to come to agree ment practically on the line of the Wilson system would certainly give bolshevism a great impulse, ând the only question is whether adoption the whole Wilson plan, including an effective league of nations, would check that reckless movement, the out growth of exhausting bloodshed and war, of homes destroyed and broken, of governments overturned, or un measured destruction of wealth and capital and of poverty and hunger. f TALES OF .TOWN HA STKONGA MAN. Yon sk-onev leetle office man, Dut krepa da books, Whv do you.geeve Italian Snorh ogly looks? Today w'en from your deenertime 1 see you com', You sneered at me because dat I'm So plain and doinb. W'cn in da street I sat to eat, An' you went by, s'pose dat you was full weeth meat An' cake and pie. saw you sneer an' shak' your head, At wat 1 got, Soni' onion, halfa lofa bread. An' wan tomat'l You skeeney leetle office man. Dat keepa da books, Who was eet made grande land So fina, eet looks? Com' tak' dat leetle pen for me You use so wal, An' mak' sum' figures now an' see F.ef you can tal How many railroads, mines and streota. An' buildings high, Was made by men dat fed on meats An' cake an' pie? Den count how many workers fed On what I got: con- A little town in California went Km mett one better. It not only hauled re- the kaiser's effigy through the streets on „ manure Hpreader, but had New! ou tfit placarded, "B. S.," which prob As | u bly stood for "Berlin Special." the « « * People were aghast a few days aeo when an Emmett man appeared on the streets wearing a brand new hat. had always worn a white hat and when he went home under the gay new head piece his own dog chased him from the place. • * * "Well, Auntie," asked her young master, " do you really believe in the Bible?" "Yes, sah, ebery word." "Do you belive that the whale swallowed Jonah?" "Yes, sah I believe it cause the Bible says so. I'm gwine tuh ask Jonah 'bout dat jes as soon as I gets to hebben." "But suppose Jonah isn't there." "Den, honey, you ken ask him." • • c The world owes you nothing unless by your own achievements you have made it your debtor. The man who imagines that the world oyes him a living has taken the first step toward slavery; the second step is taken when he tries to collect the debt which is not due him. The greater his success in this, the greater he is, if he takes out of the world more than he has put into it.—Lyman Abbott. • • t Little Alice always said her prayers regulary before going to bed. One night, however, as she rested her head on the pillow, she remarked, in a ques tioning way. "Mamma, my prayers are so much longer than the one nurse says in the morning. Can't I say hers when I'm tired?" "Does the nurse pray in the morning?" asked the mo ther with a puzzled look. "Yes," said Alice sweetly. "She says, 'Lord, have 1 got to get up?' " • é * On an autumn evening a group of Minnesota farmers sat round the fire in the general store and com plained of the potato bugs' ravages. "The pests ate my whole potato crop in two weeks," said one farmer. "They ate my crop in two days," said a second farmer, "and then they roost on the trees to see if I'd plant more." A traveler for a seed house cleared his thrroat. "Gents," he said, "ail that's very remarkable. Let me tell you tho what 1 saw in our own store. I saw a couple of potato bugs examining the books about a week before planting the serted his right arm and removed a ; few trifling articles. Now, my client's ; arm is not himself, and I fail to see : how you can punish him for an offense! committed only by one of his limbs." i "That argument," said the judge, "is : very well put. Following it logically j I sentence the defendant's arm to one | year's improsonment. He can aecom- j pany it or not, just as he chooses." | The prisoner calmly unscrewed his cork arm, and, leaving it in the dock, walked out. 4S * * At a recent county institue one of the teachers made an announcement. At its close she said: "If anyone has any objections to this plan of mine let him do as the Bible says: 'Either j speak now or hold his peace forever.' " | A little teacher, whose years number ed thirty-one, smiled slightly as she turned to the person next to her. "That isn't in the Bible, is it?" she asked, and then finished: "It does sound familiar, but not exactly as if it came from that book." This person laughed. "Why, that's from the wed ding ceremony," she replied. The lit tle teacher was quick to retort: 'No wonder none of us here recognized it, then," she laughed. « « # A minister living in "a country district" of the Hawaiian Islands had great difficulty in making his parish ioners feel they were properly married until he devised the following service: To the man: "Yon savvy this wo man ?" "Yes." "You likee?" "Yes." "By and by you no kick out?" "No." To the woman: "You savvy this ka naka ?" "Yis." "You likee?" "Yes." "By and by you no kick out?" "No." "I'au (done). Let us pray." « * » Old B'll Misgivens was in town Sat urday for the first time since the cold snap struck the country, to read the As his eyes fell on a headline papers. telling of a cyclone down in Texas he scratched his head and remarked that while windstorms were often pretty bad, he had seen the time when the wind served a very usful purpose. Corner Grocery THE HOME OF GOOD EATS The place to buy Groceries for the least money. Everything fresh and clean and nothing but the best carried in stock. Fresh Green Vegetables of all kinds. Oranges, Lemons, Bananas, Grape Fruit and Cranberries. Also Fresh Weinies, Bologna, Minced Ham, Pig's Feet and Cured Meats of all kinds. SAVE MONEY and buy Nut Margarine and Oleomargine. SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR CASH SEE WHAT CASH WILL BUY W. W. Wilkerson, Prop. Phone 160. Auto Delivery THE PASTIME CIGAR STORE FRANK KNOX, Proprietor. Cigars, Tobacco, Candy and Soft Drinks Pocket Billiards A nice comfortable place for gentlemen to enjoy themselves. PALACE MEAT MARKET CHAS. CLICK, Proprietor FRESH AND CURED MEATS Sausage, Lard, Chickens Fresh Fish Every Thursday and Friday Highest Market Price Paid for Hides and Pelts. Auto Delivery Phone 160. ply to a proposal that two German of ficers, with whose arrogance he had had experience in Belgium, wished to discuss the food situation with him "If I have to deal with Germans, it will rot be with that pair." His icpl is packed about as full of human n ture as anything far produced h % the war. And the Country will say "Amen!" VilNCE thi government proposes to reclaim swamp lands and arid lands for the benefit of the returning soldiers it is a great pity that it is not }osaible to dump the swamp lands into the arid lands and save much labor y^ND talking about reclaiming lands for soldiers, here is what Collier's thinks about it: Everyone seems to be entitled to at suggestion as to what is to vita the returning soldier. Som' onion, halfa lofa bread, An' wan tomat'! The women are all right, God bless vho have rooms to rent prefer to rent them to men. « • • The college girl's idea of a scandal is the story concerning another girl's failure to "make" a sorority. • * • One way to get even with the kai vould to to force him to use a party line telephone all the time. • * • A proverb: If your foot slip you may recover your balance, but if your tongue slip, you cannot recall your words. 'em, but those * • * « When a man says "business is busi ness," he is about to do or already has done something of which he is ashamed. • • * A barber should never be caught time to see who had bought seed." « * * A man, who stutters except when making a speech phone, had occasion to call up a client, visiting in Los Angeles, on a matter of importance. After the long distance connection had been made, the man in talking over the Isis Angeles shouted through the phone: "Who is it?" "This is John Jones," answered the man. isn't John Jones," snapped the man in "Yes, this is John "No, it Los Angeles. Jones, I tell you; why should doubt it?" ters." ing to stutter at $1 a won!?" the man retorted, as he banged down the re ceiver in disgust. you "Why, John Jones stut "What! Do you think I am go « « « A clever young lawyer was defend ing a man accused of housebreaking. "Your Honor, I submit that my client did not break into the house at all. He found the parlor window open, in "One spring," he said, "I was out on a ranch in the Twin Falls country when the wind did blow to beat any thing I ever saw. And what was worse it kept a-changing on an av erage of every hour or two- For in stance, it would be blowing to beat the band in the morning from the By 8 o'clock it would be blow south. in' from the west. By 10 it was around to the north and by noon it was coming straight from the east. Well, there was one of my neighbors who started in that spring to plow 100 acres, but the wind blowed the lines out of his hands. When he started to plow against the wind it blew the team back over the plow and got him all tangled up with the horses, and when he was trying to plow with the wind it would catch him by the slack of his pants and blow him clean over the horses' heads. He got so plum discouraged that he unhitched his te*m and left the plow standing up in the furrow; said that he would be] blamed if he would ever try to plow j any more in such a windy country, Well, sir, the wind blowed scandalous: for 10 days and nights hand running. When it finally let up Jim went out 1 to look for his plow and blamed if: .v v ii « i ■ ». l j 1 the hull field wasnt plowed as com plete as any field you ever saw. The thing that seemed mighty curious to; him was that the furrows all run in. a circle. At first he couldn't see noth-. ing of his plow, but finally he found it j in the center of the field and then he ; saw how it was. The wind had blowed j that plow right rrfund and round the j field as the wind kept changing di rection until it had plowed up the whole blamed hundred acres. Never missed a foot. Jim sat down and fig ured up that the wind had done at least $150 worth of work for him in the way of plowing, and I think it was about the neatest job I ever saw." Chamberlain's Cough Remedy Before using this preparation for a c °ugh or cold you may wish to know p a ^ ' t -] las done for others. Mrs. O. Cook, Macon, 111., writes. "I have f ound it Rive> th ; ick( f' t ^ of any cough remedy I have ever used." ^ rs - James A. Knott, Chillicothe, Mo., Chamberlain's Cough Remedy iw™ ea r/°i C D Ufr ^ s and colds.' used Chamberlain's Cough Remedy several occasions when I was suffering w *. a settled cold upon the chest a ^ re ^ as a 'ways brought about a on Dent Judge by Notes. "Troublesome folks makes de moat noise." said Unde Eton. "When lt*e too hot fob de robin to sing de lent hollers all de time."