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2-CENT POBTAQE EXPENSIVE.
A remarkable movement is being con ducted throughout the country t'or a re adjustment of postal rates and the in auguration of a One Cent rate for letters, a reform which would result in » saving to letter users throughout the United States of over $75,000,000 each year. Nearly sixty bills have been intro duced in congress by representatives from all over the country urging the lower rate. The matter is now being considered in committee at Washington, and it is believed at no distant date final action will be taken toward the inauguration of one cent letter postage. The campaign is being carried on by the National One Cent Letter Postage Association with headquarters at Cleve land. Ohio. The president of the organ ization is Mr. Charles William Harrow its anTge^ai manager is Mr. George T. McIntosh. iager is Mr. lieorge With a membership in every state of the union, the movement is being back fie i.miu", .nr U"' ™'" f I ed bv many thousands ot letter users or • ■ the country in this effort to secure lower postage rate. The immediate purpose of the cam paign i s to secure one cent letter pos tage in local communities and on locally delivered letters. Later it is the plan to secure a general one cent rate on all letters mailed within the United States. The movement has been in progress for several years, and has been cordially en dorsed by several hundred national or ganizations and by thousands of local organizations such as boards of trade, chambers of commerce and similar bodies. Experts who have investigated postal conditions at Washington are a unit in declaring that the United States govern ment secures a surplus of over $75,000, 000 a year on its letter postage. The rate of two cents now charged is said by these experts to be far in excess of the actual cost of handling, and those who have investigated declare that the inauguration of a one cent letter, rate will create so much extra business that any reduction in revenue will be far more than offset. Each year the volume of mail carried by the United States Postal Department increases by leaps anil bounds, but no ettort is ever made to give the users of letter postage the benefit of this in creased volume. Attention is being called by the as sociation to the fact that many large eastern magazines are enjoying an al most free rate of one cent per pound fot the distribution of their periodicals, although those who are familiar with the situation say that it costs the gov ernment over eight cents a pound to dis tribute them. Train load after train load of magazines leave eastern cities for points all over the United States, the government transporting, handling and distributing ultimately a copy at a time at one cent a pound although the actual expense is many fold in excess of -that amount. That these magazines which are growing rich through charg ing fabulous sums for advertising ■should pay Cost of Carriage is now re garded as an indisputable fact by those familiar with conditions in the postal department, and it is said that a read justment of rates will certainly be made at no distant day If the letter users of the country are paying on their mail double the cost of its carriage it is held to be only fair that the magazines 'should pay their full share of the general expense, but at the present time it is claimed that whilo letter postage pays a surplus of over $75,000,000, the magazines eat up this surplus by having their product carried at an almost free rate. It was never intended that the Post Office Department should be conducted in this way, and newspapers, periodicals and associations of all kinds are vig orously behind the movement for a re adjustment of rates so that one cent letter postage may eventually become a fact. The angleworm is a useless impedi ment of the earth, but it is about as ■valuable as some people we know of. Wall Paper, Rugs and Furniture. We SAVE YOU Money. BIETHAN'S Phone 6$ E. & G. Bills Auto Co. South Main St. .Sleeve-VfiJv* Motor Importance of Little Things of Dress Shoes, Gloves, Neckwear, Parasols and Hats, All Have Their Parts to Play Short Skirts Demand Smart Footwear New York, July 10. Tn the summer season, perhaps more than at any other time, it is the little things of dress that count in the ward -be. The sheer lingerie of frock gath ^ '"^0? ^ Ä girdle, the touch of color at the throat, the well-fitting pump, or boot, dainty stockings and gloves and the wido s . . .... . . brimmed, becoming hat which completes it. Without these finishing touches. the frock itself might fall short of ex pectations. Summer Footwear Although the high-laced boot was chic and becoming with the short tail ored skirt, and is still a favorite in white canvas, buckskin, and the soft gray and tan leathers, the low shoe is much in demand. The old-time Colon ial pump with huge buckle and more or a Satin Afternoon Dress less exaggerated tongue, according to personal fancy, is a general favorite. These are equally modish in the dull calf or bright patent leather. Another favorite in low shoes is the perfectly plain pump of calf or patent leather. This is made with a rather long vamp, and fits smoothly over the instep, being finished with a bow of leather, a small buckle, or no ornament at all. There is variety in heels also; the modium high heel is generally favored for street wear, the French heel for evening, and there is a comfortable and good looking low heel for those who do not care for the higher one for street wear. Sport shoes are particularly charming, being low of heel, broad vtoe, and most comfortable as well aiVliic. There are rubber soled and heeled canvas shoes, high and low, for tenuis, golf, and sim ilar sports: substantial looking shoes for walking, mountain climbing and the more strenuous of out-of-door pur poses. These come in tan or black and lend themselves to any appropriate out of-door costume. For those who favor the flat-heeled, broad-toed shoe, there are a number of modish low shoes, on the Oxford type, which may be appro HOGS WANTED An unlimited number of feeders for which the highest cash prices will be paid at COZY NOOK FARM E. J. Scofield, Prop. priately worn 'with the tailored suit or dress for street and business wear. What's New in Neckwear Neckwear is particularly interesting this summer. The various collars and jabots now modish offer limitless ways of changing or brightening up a frock or blouse. Perhaps the very newest idea in neck wear is the shoulder cape of white, black, Java .brown, or other favored shade, of crepe Georgette, trimmed with bands of ermine, beaver, or moleskin. The short-liuired furs are preferred for these capes. While these novelties are a bit absurd, still thy are effective and becoming, and afford quite a bit of warmth, worn in the evening over the sheer lingerie frock or the filmy dance dress. The jabot frill of chiffon net, pieot cdgeil Georgette, or organdy, is an ef fective accessory with the tailored suit; it is worn oftentimes with the coat, and then again it is a part of the blouse. The jabot blouse is one of the popular models of the season. There are attractive sets of Quaker collars and the various other models, with cuffs to match, in lawn, organdy, crepe Georgette and net; mnny of them in the soft pastel tones so much fa vored this summer. These are worn with frocks of dark linen or serge, and with the tailored suit. Now and then one sees a becoming a high stock with sports blouse or street frock, but the open throat is the rule, although both high and low collars are modish. In order to be smart, a high collar must fit per fectly, anil be well adjusted. Girdles and sashes are another means of introducing a bit of color contrast. These girdles and sashes are offered in great variety in the shops, anil belts are once more coming into favor. With the trim tailored dress of serge or linen, the narrow, flat sash encircling the waist, crossing in back, and tying in front or at the side front, in a loose knot, is great favorite. These sashes are usu ally made of the same material as the mi, /4 ill ill r~ Street Dress with Crepe dress, or of satin. Ends are finished with a tassel or a bead design. For lin gerie frocks and dance dresses the wide ribbon girdle or the silk or satin sash is modish. Dresden ribbons, with the de sign worked out in metallic threads, are worn considerably with dance and evening dresses. The strictly tailored suit is completed with a narrow leather belt, or a stitched belt of the material. Buttons and buckles must not be for gotten in the summer scheme, for they are becoming daily more and more im portant. The dark serge frock has a row of satin-c-overed buttons, usually in a contrasting color, from collar to hem, or a row from shoulder to wrist It is predicted for fall that we will wear button boots again, and that not only will they have the single line of buttons at the closing, but a double row. A German submarine of powerful pro portions crossed the Atlantic undetected and entered an American port. And yet we talk of our isolation rendering us immune from attack from abroad, i We have much to learn and but seem to care to do the learning. few Notice to auto owners. By Monday, June 25, I will be pre pared to wash cars and sell gasoline and grease at the Red Barn on Bridge street. Bridge street is the most direct and best road from Blackfoot to Po catello, as it avoids many turns and railroad crossings, which are injurious to cars and dangerous to their occu pants. J. D. MURPHY. SUNDAY EXCURSION RATES. Half rates for Sunday trips. On sale every Sunday. Also »ickets good from Saturday to Monday at a little bit more. Ask O. S. L. agents for details. —Adv. 7-6-27. Taking Big Chances. Tt is a great risk to travel without a bottle of Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy, as this prepara tion cannot be obtained on the train! or steamships. Attacks of bowel com plaint are often sudden and very severe, and everyone should go prepared for them. Obtainable evervwhere.—Adv. ß * n nwi » m Redeem Your Karo Syrup Labels— Karo Premium Offer S END us labels from 50 cents worth of Karo (red or blue) and 85 cents and receive this Wonderful 10^ inch Aluminum Griddle by prepaid parcels post. This griddle retails regularly at $2.25. It cooks uni formly on entire baking surface. Needs no greasing, therefore does not smoke, is as light and bright as a new dollar, never rusts, easily kept clean, will not break and lasts a lifetime. At great expense we are seeking to place a Karo Aluminum Griddle in the homes of all Karo users, so that Karo—the famous spread for griddle cakes and waffles may be served on the most deliciously baked cakes that can be made. the Syrup Choice on ___ Thousands of American Tables T HE woman who keeps the syrup pitcher filled knows better than anyone else how strong the men of her household are for Karo on the griddle cakes, hot bis cuits, bread and waffles. She may not know how many thousand cans of Karo are used in her home state, but she does know how often her own Karo pitcher is emptied. The forehanded house wife buys Karo by the dozen and keeps it in the pantry ready for the daily filling of the syrup pitcher. CORN PRODUCTS REFINING CO. Dept. R. X. New York P. O. Box 161 1,1 : ... LETTEK FROM THE FRONT Bob Bryson Comes Through Stiff Fight Safely—Germans Kill Wounded in Dressing Station and Bayonet Doctor Somewhere in Belgium, June 7, 1916. My Dear Mother:—Why I am ablo to write today I do not kuow unless luck and good-will prevailed, for I never expected to get out of our last do. No doubt you saw by the papers of the fight we had on June 2nd, 3rd and 4th, in fact it is not over yet; but my experiences are on a par with any of those who came out of it. On the morning of the 2nd we were iu the supports nnd about 7 p. in. the Germans began to register shots on the buildings around. 1 was in nn old building so moved out just as a shell came through anil brought one of tu«, walls down. In about an hour they started to bombard the front line. sup. ports and the road. There was nothing but a mass of fire and smoke, then the gas shells came, but not enough to bother us. That lasted four hours; then we could see the Germans up over the top of the hill and we knew wo were in for it. We had orders to go to the front and started to file out under the worst shell fire imaginable. The sights w-e passed going up were simply hor rible, headless bodies, arms, legs, and men cut up something fierce. They opened up again three times during the night, and they were bom bardments. 1 was buried twice during the night. We were in twos, spread out and I had to have my man with me replaced four times. Three of them got it and we were shoulder to shoul der every time. Next morning at 8:20 we had orders to get ready to charge over a piece of uphill ground, 450 yards to the Ger mans, so I thought sure it was my last few minutes ou this earth. I took a good look around, the whistle blew and every man up with a good old British Ganuilian yell and over the top. . It was a perfect heil and the machine gun fire turned on ^s was as bail as could be put on. About ten yards from the trench after going over the top a shell landed right on the lad next mo und I went up in the air and landed on the side of the trench and rolled back in. I was knocked out for sumo time, then au officer and a private pame along but went bark. A sergeant and five men of another _ _ battalion came up and started over the top, but they were all killed but one before they were rightly over. The officer aud private came back and the trench was all blown in so wo could not get back to what was left, so we went up the other way and the officer left us there and said we better wait until relief came or night came on. It was then about 10:15 a. in. and it is not dark until 9:30, so we had to wait there with hardly any cover. The Germans saw us going there and start ed to shell us so we hud to move over the open again until we found a place where they had stored bombs. We went in there but the first slieil about buried us and we stayed there under bombardment until 10:30 that night and kept digging away so we would not be buried alive. During these thirty-six hours I had nothing to eat, smoke or drink, and I would have given -ill I posessed fur a drink of water. We .:t»if-d t*i ,"o lack after il.uk 'm l there was no trench !i f; only wour. b i am! dead men and f-ilien trees. It« d Cross men were going as fast as they could to help the wounded- They sure ly deserve credit for their part. The Germans got iuto one dressing station and bayoneted the wounded and killed tho Doctor, so you can tell what we can expect from the devils. Arrived at Battalion next morning and had more handshakes than I ever had in my life. I was down as missing and reported killed. Am suffering a little from shell shock, have a badly bruised side aud the skin off the right side of my face but outside of that I am not so bad. We are out for a short rest and after roinforcing expect wo will go at it again. Will write again soon. Love to all at home. Yours lovingly, BOB. The above letter is from a son of Mr Alexander Younie's schoolmate il Onnstown, Canada. POSITIVE PROOF Should Convince the Greatest Skeptic In Blackfoot. Because it is the evidence of a Blackfoot citizen. Testimony easily investigated. The strongest endorsement of merit. The best proof- Read it: James Leacock, Blackfoot, says: "For four or five years I had attacks of kidney complaint and suffered from backache, lameness and kidney weak ness. While suffering from uu attack more serious than usual, I got a box of Doan's Kidney Pills. Short use re moved the pains and regulated the ac tion of my kidneys." Price 50c, at all dealers. Don't simply ask for a kidney remedy—get Doan's Kidney Pills—the same that Mr. Peacock had. Foster-Milburn Co., Props., Buffalo, N. Y. 23 The political campaign is making a desperate effort to get back on the first page again. Here's hoping it may. xN. •-.W Just Like a Gold Bond A good cattle barn begins to earn money for you from t'.'.e day it is completed. And the returns keep coming in year after year without interruption. Look at the building shown in the picture. It is otic go*»! suggestion for a profit-earning cattle barn. You will v.e fp.m the illustration that it is designed fur a good sized herd and it has plenty of room for hay overhead. Notice, also, the shelter shed, arranged by an exte-— : o < f the main roof. The cattle appreciate this protection : n e weather. When the cattle gain in weight, you gain in .nunc/. Let us help you with your plans for a new cattle barn. There is a certain best material for cattle barns jus: as uhe-re is for all other farm buildings. _ GEM STATE LUMBER CO. O u i. M I r ri I I ZT~Z - «I O A ■> a o c ' J A .BARRETTE. MANAGER BLACKFOOT, IDAHO VACATION DAYS Lot's leave our troubles all behind. Our ills and woes with all theii kind; And armed with gun and fishing gear, Enjoy our life, With child and wife, Now that vacation days are lien*. O, happy days, we've waited long. To greet you with our shouts tii..i song; We'ro ready for this brief respite, From toil and care, That wear and tear, And harass us by day and night. And so amid the stately trees, The running brook and mountain breeze With birds to sing and shady minks, We 'll rest our brain, And health regain, Aud chase away our tired looks. Then, when vacation days arc Ami we return to desk or sto Renewed in strength, we'll bin Our duties all, Both great and small, Until we win life's final run —William J. Lus ply t'uc* How Appendicitis I Can Be Prevented Blackfoot people should know that a few doses of simple buckthorn bark, glycerine, etc., as mixed in Adler-i-ka often relieve or prevent appendicitis. This simple mixture removes su.-h sur prising foul mutter that ONE bPOON FUL relieves almost AN V CASE of constipation, sour stomach or gus. A short treatment helps chronic stomach trouble. Ailler-i-ka has easiest and most thorough action of anything wo ever sold. Edw. Thoreson, druggist.— -Adv