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Published «very Thursday by ED SKINNER Entered in the Emmett postoffice as second class mail matter. ' Subscription Kates One year_ Six months . Three months _* 2.00 1 00 ■60 NOTICE TO 81'B8('Kl BEKS Look at the printed label on your paper. The date thereon shows when i the subscription expires. Forward your money in ample time for renewal, j Notice date on label carefully, and if not correct, pleas« notify us at once. | Subscribers desiring the address of their paper changed please state in i their communication both the OLD sod NEW address. ! CURRENT COMMENT. ge by the legisla if the bill authorizing the WITH the Inture « ! " McCall the appropria tion of fund»« from the state and na tional government* to conatruct the road, there in opportunity to l>«g!n the work of really lifting Gem county out of the mud, provided thi» county do«?» her »hare. The »entiment for good road» i» almost uni vernal among the people of both city and country, and it ia hoped and believed that thia county ia on the threahold of a new era of roadbuilding which will mark a long step in the »olution of the ira naponation problem. In the build ing of the road*, however, it it im portant that the work be of a perma lient nature, and that the structure and material of the roada he auch that the work will not have to he done all over again within a »hört time. The permanent road will coat more, but it will be the cheapen in the long run It will be the part of wi»dom to con state highway from .Star to through Emmett, »trurt lea* mileage and make that part which ia constructed durable than »imply to "improve" a long stretch of road temporarily It may not aound a» great, but it will pay better, to measure the ing campaign in the character of the road» built rather than in the mileage if the road build of roads built, ulthough the mileage should he made is Is consist ent with permanency in construction. The people have had enough experi ence of the building of roads which have only a temporary value. As one of the chief benefits to be derived from the investment of these funds in gmxl roads is to facilitate the move ment of freight and farm products us well as passengers, any kind of h road which falls to meet the demands us great of that sort of trulTic will be worth less and the investment will be that much wasted The time to save mon ey on road building and upkeep is at the time the roads are Lullt. IIOWKVER tfesto as that put nut under the leadership of Senator Lodge, which threatens to give a definite party twist to the discussion of the league of nations, it is a direct and logical regrettable such a man consequence of the often criticised methods of President Wilson in urg ing even the beat of his policies. '> he president will not consult. The p-esi. dent withdraws within himself, fo cus** his mind on the question nnd emerges with a Wilsonian measure or policy, complete and perfect. It is aimply not human for men to accept thia autocratic process, certainly not human under Amertcan traditions and custom«. The manifesto of 37 R*. publican senators is a clear case In point When the president selected his delegates to the world's peace con ference he carefully hand-picked a commission of clerks. Their business at Paris has Iweti to obey orders. The president wilfully omitted considera tion of the senate, regardlees of its peculiar interest as the co-ordinate treaty-making ls>dy. Not a senator was asked to go. The senate, in ef fect, was told to stand aside, and in structed that it would be notified when to "sign here." And resentment in the senate was not wholly confined to th« Republican aide, though that »ide ha» been more openly critical of the i Wilsoi pcac«- program from j that time to the present. The Wilson ! in the way of the purposes of the! to 'carry't hesc nùn.o.èl mto^ffecd^A» «garnit the president'» method'of . f , 1 . ' , bringing Amer« a into the peace d.a in Lumpe, imagine how this L»k would have been n-ana-.-d be McKinley We k. enough of Ins, «Diplomatic disposition to be certain that on his peace delegation there would not only have Imeii represents f the senate, but there would methods lay obstacles anil difficulties « USSI tives have b«*en a Democratic représenta tive. Had the president followed thi« conciliatory and «»»-operativ* course he would not now It« dr-fending single handed the plan unanimously iniiorsed by the league of nations committee of the wulfid's peace conference, but there would be at his si«ie senatorial mem bers of the conference, and not Demo crat* only. McKinley's peace com il*-'— with Spain was composed of flw members, a Justice of the Supreme court, two United States senators ef the aoaau's for eiga raiatiuM comm itt e e , a former Democratic senator and United States judge, and a priyate citizen, Whitelaw Reid. When Roosevelt undertook to settle the anthracite coal strike, he appointed a Democrat, Judge Gray, chairman of the commission to deul with the employers and miners. It has been a just criticism of President Wilson throughout the war that Re publicans have been consistently ig nored, as if they did not exist, or were not conce ad in the successful con ^ , n f i , » . . ™* "'""key wfench that has been j hurled chinery by Senator Isalge is a hu | tn anly logical c i national war administration. into the league of nations ma onsequance of a per sistent policy <i( ignoring Republicans, of ignoring congress, of ignoring in ! particular the senate in this cane, o refusing to consult and of conducting the government in the manner of an i If it rimkes it difficult autocrat. bring abouf the harmony of judgment and action called for at this time as matter of enormous vital interest, the president cannot be held blameless h an unfortunate situation. for MONDAY'S dispatches tell opening in France of an American ith 600 teachers. of the Army university Other schools to teach maimed and mutilated soldiers useful trades and occupations are to be opened in this country. It is a splendid idea. The broken soldier is an important or ganic factor in the national life. A hundred thousand home» have their mutilated heroes -sons, fathers, hus bands, brothers. Therefore the public is at lust awakening to the iniquity of the idea that a money recompense is an adequate solution of the great problem. People are beginning to see that when you give a man a pension und tell him to be satisfied, and that you will increase it if he be not satis fied, you are only trying to dodge the devil in the dark. You are not dis charging your debt to the wounded soldier. He has given his health for you, and that is something for which he cannot be reimbursed in terms of money. The only royal road towards discharging your debt to the broken soldier is to try us far as possible to give him back his integral manhood, to teach him and train him so that he will become an independent human being, able to work and earn his liv ing, standing side by side, cheek by jowl, with the man wh«> stayed at home, feeling that though he has fought and suffered he can still work and live and not be simply an pbject of public charity. When you have done that for him, then you may give him his pension, not a» a payment for the 1 he has shed, but us something given over and above, a little abiding token of the nation's gratitude to the man who hus fought ami suffered. day a Boise newspaper print the proceedings of the legi» lature in one piece instead ing it in scraps all over the paper, and It will put at the top of the list hills becoming laws each day, with a summary of their contents. And then a joyful Idaho proletariat, finding that will scatter it can understand what the legisla ture is doing, will send in a quarter of a million subscriptions (more or loss) and make the said newspaper publisher glad that he really had told »vhat had happened. there exists in the United States a perfectly organized "American Federation of Agriculture" ""'"»•thing like it. there will be ears <» Inten when the farmer speaks, and thor * wiU l> « l** 1 '»* to tremble prhen ,ie frowns, in it that are happiness, -■ —■ t^Et'RKTARY GLASS asks peopl pay their income and other taxes cheerfully. Yes, sir; we find paying taxes the une ectasy that lifts human existence above the swirling and screeching muelatrum of despair. It's porterhouse, watermelons, strawberry shortcake, and home made mince pie with just a wee bit of the forbidden destructive to our e to f» TALES OF TOWN V. - "■'"<** heures" «*"< w "" *P 1 r » k * n K Rome. hi * hi * h hat was stolen. Hence this poem roor „ W<t ; frumd. j The league *f nations or the powers nf state. u , j »"» moment let our thoughts ^nto the council chambers of the ! great: j And there, lest restitution be deferred And meaner matter« intervene the ■ , "hdr, . I.i>t u> demand of Romes imperial lord Who stole the tile* W HO STOLE THE TILE? It matu-rs not that Russia is engage»! In one ■Id whirlptHrl of bolshevik strife, It matters not that nations are en raged O'er the unpre«-edented loas of life. It matters not bat—let us take our stand On one great question as our fath ers did, And in stentorian tones once more de mand— Who got the lid? A man has to learn thrift now order to get together eneugh out to his income to pay the tax. A « • War made it possible for the Sal vation Army to prove that it is more blessed to give than receive. • * • he It Re ig Uncle Sam estimates it will take him 25 years .to pay off his war debt. Uncle Sam has nothing on us. * « * Right aftervthe birthday of George! Washington, who never told comes the income tax blank and the a lie, assestor. • * * It is »aid of one "buck private" that he took such a fancy to his captain that when they both were discharged he gave the captain a job. ♦ * ♦ in i They all said, ".Shucks! It can't be did He'll fail when he's begun it." But Bill just rolled up his sleeves, Hopped in, b'gosh, he done it! # t < Men will holler their heads off - be cause milk is 10 cents a quart, and they'll pay a bootlegger *10 a quart without » groan. Isn't it funny, honey ? « t i Some of our letters go astray in the mails, but nothing happened to our income tax blant. It came as straight as an arrow and with the swiftness if the eagle. * * * As most of the work of the average legislature is done in about the last five days, wouldn't it be a good idea to limit the legislative terms to that number of days? « * • Talk to a rabbit fancier a few min uten and you will be astonished that anyone wastes time raising such com paratively unprofitable products as chickens. • * * Every transport that brings home a a cargo of nuisances, idiots, ignora muses and derelicts who ought never to have been admitted. And don't a bunch of hyphenates for the steer lit age. « * « From perusing auction ads in the country weeklies it may be gathered that while a number of Idaho privates, lieutenuntx and captains are still watching the Rhine a large and en thusiastic majority of the colonels have reached home. * * * lines," said a ne gro cook in a letter to his girl—a cook who was xtutioned with the Northern Bombing Group of the navy, pot far from Calais—"I am standing five feet deep in blood and the corpses of Ger mans are floating ail around me." • « • The Overseas club of London, so the dispatches state, is arranging to have bonfires lighted round the world on the night of signing the peace treaty. Fine idea, but we fancy there will be a shortage of fuel in Germany, Aus tria, Bulgaria, Turkey and Russia. • « * Two little boys were quarreling. "Let's fight it out," said one. "I can't "As I write thei fight you, because my folks would find it out," said the other. 'How would they find it out?" asked the first boy. , "Because they would see the doctor going to your house," said the second boy. • • « Extract from a soldier's letter: "Dear Ma: I have saved a little mon ey, and when I get back home I'm go in', to buy me two mules, and name one of 'em Corporal and the other sergeant; then I'm goin' to lick h—II out o' both of 'em." « • • "Hiram, when are you going to pay that $10 for pasturing your heifer? I've had her now for about ten weeks. "Why, 8am, the critter ain't worth more than *10." "Well, Hiram, '»pos ing I keep her for what you owe me " "Not by a jugful, Sam. Tell you what I'll do. though—keep her two weeks more an' you kin have her." * * * A judge was trying a case in which there was a dispute about a water supply. As he had just partaken of a hearty luncheon, and counsel's argu ment was decidedly long winded, he began to nod suspiciously. All at once the lawyer thundered out: "What we the lawyer thundered out: "What we want, your honor, is water!" "Very little in mine, please; very little ih ' ^ his h °"° r ' M,lW * nl - v ■*•**" Up * * # * * * > .ke the key log m a jam that holds mountains of timber back until the jam is broken, one family in Emmett , •* keeping six others from moving j 0 f course, it's not the first family's They are waiting until the j house where they will move is re paired. But in the meantime another family is waiting for them V> move ,|out and a third family is wait,mr oni . . . , .... 'he second and so on down. VV hen ! that jam is once broken it certainly will be moving day in Emmett. « « * Danny Lyon went away from far New York 20 years ag«>, became a suc cessful business man in the West, re cently returned to visit his boyhood haupts, met an old friend, Mrs. Mur phy, reintroduced himself, and after a long gossip about old acquaintances asked: "And Paddy Sweeney? What became of ray old pal Paddy?" "He in of j I SEE ! == Cash Bazar Ready to Wear MILLINERY DRY GOODS NOTIONS CORSETS NOVELTIES IS5 | as ANNIVERSARY SPECIALS This The public is generously helping in the celebration of our tint adversary • event will continue until the end of next week The extra special offered mourfirst ad will be given as long as the merchandise lasts. It will be to jour selves for spring during this money saving sale. __ !_ = All-Silk, 40 -inch Crepe de Chine . * no,, EE î/ÔC. EE Just Received A big shipment of Infants' Shoes, in plain and novelty styles, and they are ff 1 AO an " CÜ excellent values. All sizes 0 I J * 1 |0J There has been one grand rush for this item, but repared with a big quantity and still have a You can't help but ap Dinnerware Specials we S , ss ss; In a good assortment of patterns and colors, ss offer 2'Jc to 35 quality. Special j5S the yard .—.. —i assortment of colors. 2S goo — preciate the value offered $4.89 42-piece set of Radisson ware The set . . Fine Dress Gingham 42-piece set of Fancy Gold Band, Rad- 07 Art _ . We isson design. Anniversary special. f* 9 1 C White Flyer Laundry Soap. - the bar . 5c 5 = Fine Percale 255 3b inches wide in light and dark colors, fast dyes. 55 While 50 pieces last we offer you choice at 25c Ready-to-Wear Department We have marked the prices on the new shipments of Spring Coats, Capes and Dresses especially low that you may share in this money saving event and get the first choice of the spring showing of wearing apparel. CAPE COATS of serge and broadcloth .* ••• COATS of Poplin, Silvertone Serge and Cloth in combinations of silk and contrasting materials. SpeciaHy priced. $ 1 0.98 t0 $21 Hosiery Special You may just as well be fixed for the summer in —— every-day hose. While this lot lasts your choice •55 of black or white lisle, double heel and toe A ftp js THREE PAIRS for. * . Children's Spring Oxfords and Pumps $12.98 $30 A wide range for selection, in dull Millinery Look them over and get our In all its beauty and adornment is shown in every ; style and color. We offer you one hundred and fifty trimmed models for selection. Everyone a separate and distinct pattern. J1 AQ to JQ Take advantage of this offer while a limited j Priced from .............. . . . , = quantity lasts. Your choice of Lonsdale and Fruit j A big stock of shapes and an endless variety of = of Loom Muslin. 10 yards to a customer OC. trimmings for your selection. Buy early and get 4JU j your choice. The prices are right. Just received. "; and patent leathers. — prices. Muslin Special SS Per yard Kentucky Double Disk and Fluted Feed Grain Drills Most simple feed known. There is no complicated cog driving mechanism on this feed; sprocket chain from the main axle to the feed shaft does the work. There are no printed quantity directions to follow. Metal indicator plate attached to the hopper designates the quantity in bushels and pecks. There are no reducers necessary to sow alfalfa or millet; simply close with the feed lever. * There is no shifting of cog wheels or bevel pinion to change the quantity. This is done by moving the feed roll in or out of cup. The bevel deflector in the feed cup causes an even flow of seed. While one flute is finishing its delivery the next begins, and there is an absence of wavy sowing. Simplicity, durability and efficiency are paramount features of this construction. We Are Exclusive Agents for All McCormick Tillage Implements Hawkins Hardware Store was a conthractor. Made a million dollars and was drowned." "Paddy ! ma de « million! Why, he couldn't read ■ ^ Dannv . .. Nor swim," Mra . Murphv. : « ♦ * j It j, not a crime to he rich, it is not ' , in to ^ poor> but it is an outrage t0 be idle and worthless. The world j s not suffering from a plethora of en ergy. but from energy wasted. * * * * A paper published at Colony. Kan., j . .. , f h«* nnt «èiif reports that that town has not suf fered a single death from influenza, ÿhat there are fewer widowers and f ewer old maid« in that town than in « «U« - simile „„ is *h* and that there are more songbirds per capita in Colony than in any other town in the state. This condition he ascribes to the fact that Colony is . a catless town. The entire cot popula lion has been exterminated, after a long fight The invasion of mice nnd rats predicted by the cat partisans I never materialized. And now the town » free from germs. The absence of cat hair in the grub encourages mar nage; and the lack of cat companion "hip discourages single blessedness among timid women. « * * They tell of a yo Unfr woman wh() wrote to her fiance in France that she had succeeded to his job; that she ! liked it anti was making good, and she intends to keep it even if he does comeback-andwh.t^he^ing to i c *° a b° ut replied that he was j ^ , f jt; that he wanted when he ^ borne was to marry her, and he would be only too happy to have her do the work and let him rest. And 5Ä ÄSSPaSÄ? for u tak es more to keep two than, j one t jlie real heroes are not from* j to be hard to take care of after the wo " en * re P* triotic * nd 'will do the work. * * • , f> n Johnny's first day at school he was given a registration card on which his mother was to write his birth rec ! ord. The following day he arrived tardy and without the registration "1'p. "Johnny," said teacher "you must bring an excuse for being tardy an <i don't forget the slip about when you were born." All out of breath next day Johnny rushed in holding a note fr . om .. h,s m ot her. "Teacher," he gasp : f • 1 " r °ught the one about being but „ T° r get rny excuse for be lnfr ' )0rn - Happen. ««»lanes will happen, hut the dif ference between , good man and a P"»" - one Is that the good man Is al ways on guard Detroit Free Press «mi «ree rrea.. . „ , Bad T » s '« in Your Mouth, Wl î en y° u hav e a bad taste in your ? ut v y ° u know that your «ÿges kin's^TahleS' dos *„ o/ Ch,mb *J" ■»«»siaoieta will usually correct the disorder. They also cause a gentle 5 >0 . v *^ ent of the bowels. You will " „ a th,s *>* °ne of the best medi wit ^ u hav * ever become aequainb '