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German scientists claim that yawning is extremely beneficial, as it stretches the muscles of the brain, sends the blood to the jaws, and sharpens appetite and intellect. The remedy is so cheap that it is being used extensively in this town, to judge by some of the hard working chaps who hang around the corner - Stores exercising their jaws and stretching their muscles. Yawning may be all right as a brain exerciser, but we believe a few hard licks toward actual work would produce more lasting benefits for this town. We have enough jaw exercise to keep us on the front page for eternity. What we need is a little classified effort along practical lines. Little things embodying real work will produce more results than all the yawning in the world. The officers of the German army may sharpen their intellects by yawning exercises, but it is a noticeable fact that they aren't idle with their hands in the mean time. BOOSTER EPIGRAMS All the world loves a booster. Boost while the boosting is good. While there's boosting, there's progress. The rolling booster gathers all the moss. A booster on the job is worth two who are loafing. It's a long lane that has no booster. See a knocker, pass him by; he'll be a dead one bye and bye. When a man "knocks" his troubles begin. The "knocker" is dead! Long live the "Booster!" Time and tide wait for the booster. It's better to have boosted and lost than never to have boosted at all. BACHELORS! What is leap-year doing to cut down the supply of eligible bachelors» Ten years ago it was said that the proportion of bachelors to married men Was increasing tremendously, and the large number of bachelor apartmentu going up in the cities were held out as proof. It may be that the rural districts and the small towns have found the secret of love's success, which is being overlooked in the cities. Maybe the city man is so busy dodging the cars and the confidence men that the love god hasn't a chance to take aim at him. Nevertheless it is a fact that the small town is once more acknow ledged the hope of the nation. The fact that leap year comes now and then is the sole balm to the city. When the year arrives when man no longer proposes but is proposed to, the crop of maidens dwindles somewhat, and it is up to the economists to find a way to even things up—to make the women go more in one year than the man can go in three. Its a nice little prob lem, and we suggest, as a possible solution, more visits to the country where the air isn't made up of smoke, gasoline fumes, the smell of orange peels and the roasting of coffee, and where the sun conies down through leafy covers instead of fighting to get through the smoke stacks and skyscrapers of the city streets. Love is always on the job. All he wants is a chance and a couple of prospects. THE PROGRAM We do not like to make suggestions about entering the war, but to recall the late W. T. Stead's emphatic publication "The Program" during the war in South Africa is not inappropriate to the present conflict in Europe. Here it is: Let him wear the cap whom it fits: 1— What do you want to dot STOP THIS WAR! 2— When? IMMEDIATELY! 3— Why f BECAUSE WE ARE IN THE WRONG. 4— How? BY CONFESSING OUR SINS AND DOING RIGHT. 5— What sinsî LYING TO COVER CONSPIRACY. FRAUDS IN MAKING FALSE CLAIMS. BAD FAITH IN GOING BACK ON OUR WORD. WHOLESALE SLAUGHTER. 6— And to do right ! EXPOSE AND PUNISH THE CRIMINALS. COMPENSATE THEIR VICTIMS AND MAKE PEACE! GRAFT ! Chicago is all excitement over her first "petticoat graft" scandal. Mrs. Page Waller Latoii, of the public welfare department, has. accused her superior, Mrs. Louise Osborne Rowe, of deducting one-third of Mrs. Eaton 's salary each month for the ostensible purpose of handing it over to Mayor Thompson's sister-in-law. Everyone connected with the affair is denying everything except Mrs. Eaton who is firm in the affirmation of her charges. In the meantime the council is considering an ordinance to abolish the welfare department and deprive Mrs. Rowe of a $6000 job. At which rumor, Mrs. Rowe suddenly gets mysterious and insinuates that she's apt to make a little expose of her own unless she is properly taken care of in case her department is abolished. Anti-suffragists are laughing in their sleeves, and suffragist leaders are deny ing that this particular scandal, merely because women are involved, has anything to do with the merits of the suffragist cause. In the meantime, Mayor Thompson has been so busy keeping still that his erstwhile presidential boom let has petered out, and the public is more than ever convinced that its a good plan to keep your eye peeled no matter who's on the job. Hun Ireds of Smart Spring Styles beautifully illus trated in the McCall Book of Fashions ' Suggestions to help plan clothes for every member of the family NOW ON SALE McCall Fashion Illustration McCall Fashion Illustration oi Dress Number 70)63 The popularity of °* Number 7063 McCall Patterns is due to three things—style, fit and ease of making. They make it possible to easily construct the most fashionable gowns at home. V/ F \1 muj hf. A FyjsçeÈ I«* 'h h" ~1 Hans Peterson, Blackfoot, Ida. 'DARK HORSE* MAY WIN a 0. P. RACE REPUBLICAN LEADERS LOOK FOR PRACTICAL BUSINESS MAN TO HEAD TICKET. COLEMAN DU PONT NAMED AS LIKELY CANDIDATE Delaware Man Has 8plendld Réputé» tion as a Self-Made Leader in Conetructive Business. With the Republican convention on ly a scant twelve weeks away, tue most popular topic of conversation in political circles these days concerns the G. O. P.'s choice of a candidats to run against Wilson. The Republicans will probably go back to old principles and look for s candidate who will command the sup port of the same army of voters who elected McKinley, when a wave of patriotic common sense swept the country, and business men by the hundreds of thousands marched the streets demanding a practical govern ment. It is interesting to note that the name of General Coleman du Pont, of Delaware, has been repeatedly men tioned recently as the man eminently qualified for the nomination. To those who look upon the government as big business concern demanding the supervision of a trained business man, the name of General du Pont car ries a strong appeal, for there is no man more qualified to handle the big problems of today than this same self made leader in constructive business. Moreover, both the public and private record of General du Pont will stand up well under the searchlight of po litical opposition. of on of of to of GENERAL COLEMAN DU PONT. Coleman du Pont was born in Ken tucky and started his working life In the mines of the Blue Grass State. He stands today as one of the few suc cessful men who have acquired their positions by methods that will stand scrutiny. He has been a producer— not a stock jobber. He has never an tagonized any class of people. Capital and Labor alike admire him. Without self-advertisement he does more charity than do most men. He is an ardent advocate of good roads and believes that a really perfect system of highways will enhance the farmer's Income and reduce the cost of living to the cities. He has built roads and given them to his state, always with a sound business scheme to perpetuate them and save them from being a burden to the taxpayers. He comes from a family more Amer ican than most—a family identified with the building of the nation since the Revolution. His grandfather was Thomas Jefferson's most valued per sonal friend and advisor in the time of great need during the dark days of the Republic. The great Powder Company with which he was formerly identified has supplied our government with all its powder at a price always named by our government officials themselves and never by the company. Because of his great executive abil ity and high standing in the business world, some of the shrewdest po litical minds in the country consider him as being one of the most likely "dark horses" for the Republican nomination. They point to the 1'act that his success in life would elimin ate any need for a friendly Colonel House, or any other financial influence standing ever behind the presidential chair. Nor would he be compelled to take orders from any man or group ot men. Another factor that.the supporters ot General du Pont are pointing to is his knowledge ot military affairs. For sixteen years he haB been identified with the soldiery of his state and is thoroughly alive to the necessity for preparedness. He hat also had practical training In politics, hav ing been a delegate to a number of State and National conventions, and serving as a member of the Republican National committee for many years. It is the splendid business training of General du Pont that Is pointing i the way for him to the nom- I ination. For it Is conceded on all sides that the biggest problems of this country at the close of the European war will be business problems, and there are few men among those mem tioned, who have had his experience n cop'sg with such huge problems. Vs a manager of constructive busi ness, and as a reorganizer, Golem*? da Pont stands In a class by himself. n u ? »4, & E.' ? k »order from er fikrtmng&jÜla OGDEN. UTAH m rs/* é A NOTICE OF HERD PETITION Notice is hereby given tljat a peti tion has been filed with the Board of County Commissioners of Bingham County, for the creation of a herd dis trict, covering lands hereinafter de scribed, and that said Board has set a date for the hearing of said petition which hearing will be held in the office of said board in the Court House at Blackfoot, Idaho, at 10 o'clock a. m., on the 12th day of April, 1916, at which time any qualified elector in said proposed district may appear and pro test against the allowance of said peti tion. The petitioners pray that all animals of the species of horses, mules, asses, cattle, swine, sheep and goats are pro hibited from running at large in such district at any time of the year, and the territory proposed to be created into such herd district, is described as follows, to-wit: "Beginning at the Southeast corner of Sec. 12, Twp. 3 South, Range 33 East B. M., thence four (4) miles west, to southwest corner of section nine (9), thence one (1) mile to the southeast corner of section five (5), thence West two (2) miles to Southwest corner of Section six (6), thence North to the Northwest corner of Section six (6) of Township three (3) South, range thirty-three (33) E. B. M., thence West two (2) miles to the southwest corner of section thirty-five (35) Township 2 South, Range 32 East B. M; thence He rn Fluffy Hair with JAP ROSE TIm wonderful "Sunday M o rn i ng Bath** SOAP Removes all excess hair oil, invigorates the scalp and leaves the hair clean, soft and pretty. Delightfully perfumed with the fra grance of fresh roses. Unequalled for bath and general toilet use. Use but little — It's all lather For Free Sample Write James S. Kirk & Co., Dept. 354, Chicago, U. S. A. Some Boy or Girl Will Win This Pony *4: The Blackfoot Optimist Will Help You Win This*Pony By aiding in securing new Subscribers to The Blackfoot Optimist Tou will get one thousand votes for every dollar received on subscriptions. Solicit you friends to take this newspaper and thereby promote your candi dacy. The Contest Is Now On One hundred votes will be given on every dollar received on advertising, job printing, etc. Register your candidacy at the Blackfoot Optimist office and at the other Pony Business Houses and get into the game to win. Every three weeks a Gold Watch will be awarded to the Boy or Girl registering the highest number of votes. , North one (1) mile to the Northwest corner of section 35, thence East one (1) mile, thence North one (1) mile, to northwest corner of section 25, twp. 2 South, Range 32, E. B. M., thence East three (3) miles, to northeast cor ner of section 29, twp. 2 South, Range 33 East B. M., thence South % mile, thence east 4 miles, to east side of sec tion 25, twp. 2 South, Range 33 E. B. M., then south 3% miles to place of ABERDEEN REAL ESTATE, LOAN AND INSURANCE CO. All Kinds of Irrigated and Dry Farms for Sale or Trade. For Information write NIELSEN & CREASER, ABERDEEN, IDAHO. 615 Model 75 Roadster $595, both f. o. b. Toledo With Electric Starter and Electric Lights Four Inch Tires Five-passenger Touring L IKE larger and higher priced cars this new Overland is the latest streamline desi gn. In point of appearance alone it has value far surpassing any other low priced car. And its equipment includes everything tnat riding com fort and driving convenience demands. It has the reliable Autolite tv/o-unit starting and light ing system. There is a speedometer in the cowl dash, and a full set of tools. Large tires—four inches all around—insure greater mileage and comfort than can be obtained from the smaller tires used on other cars of similar specifications, and the rear springs are the famous cantilever type. It is in every respect a thoroughly equipped light weight car. Call, telephone or write for demonstration E. & G. BILLS AUTO CO. PHONE 69. beginning. Dated at Blackfoot, Idaho, this 9th day of March, 1916. By Board of County Commissioners of Bingham County, Idaho. J. G. BOND, Chairman. WANTED—Cases by an experienced nurse. Apply at 501 East Pacific St. First door east of Fisher avenue, fi-10.