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Washington, July 31.—Charges of
gross discrimination by the Democratic
Congress against certain munitions man
nfacturers have been laid before the
committee on finance of the United
States Senate by Andrew C. Gray, of
Wilmington, Delaware. Mr. Gray, form
erly attorney general of Delaware, and
twenty other men from Wilmington,
representing the chamber of commerce
of that city, spoke for the manufactur
ers of gunpowder and explosives located
in Delaware and New Jersey. The pro
posed bill, whose idea is to make up the
loss in tariff revenue, due to tariff tink
ering, is regarded as another example
of bungled legislation.
The charge brought before the com
mittee was that, out of more than thréc
billion dollars' worth of "material and
provisions used in war," exported from
this country direct to the war zone, the
war revenue bill proposes to tax only
three classes of munttions: 1, copper;
2, guns, shells, loaded ammunition, etc.;
3, gunpowder or other explosives.
À formal statement giving the ma
terial and provisions used in war and
• sent from this country direct to the
war zone, which go Scot free of tax
under the bill, has been filed with the
committee. This includes "canned
meats, army rations of various kinds,
shoes, stockings, harness, saddles, blan
kets, kerosene, gasolene, acids, alcohol,
locomotives, parts of submarines, range
finders, stamped metal, military equip
ment, swords, bayonets, bromine and
other military gases, barbed wire and
other products of iron and steel, horses
to the value of- $128,872,000 and mules
to the value of $31,186,000." None of
these will be taxed by the new bill.
Mid-Year Model
257 Cars in One
$1325 f. o. b. Racine
With 26 Extra Features
All 1916 Attractions
Combined in One Car—Plus 26 Extra Features
If you saw this Mid-Year
Mitchell without knowing the
facts, you would say that such a
car at our price is impossible. For
it undersells any other car of its
size and power and grade.
Then you might say — when
you saw all the extras—that some
where we had skimped. So we have
to tell you of John W. Bate to give you
a right conception.
We Have Saved 50%
Years ago, John W. Bate, the effi
ciency engineeer, was brought to this
As an efficiency genius he stands at
the top in the metal-working lines.
He has built here a model efficiency
plant. He has equipped it with thou
sands of time-saving machines. Now it
represents an investment of $5,000,000.
He has, in this way, cut our factory
costs in two. We are building the
Mitchell for less than a like car would
cost anywhere else in the world.
And all of our extras — beauties,
luxuries and conveniences—are paid for
through factory savings.
26 Extras Free
This Mid-Year Mitchell has 26 unique
features. Each is an extra which all
motorists want. But in other cars they
cost an extra price.
These include a power tire pump, re
versible headlights, light in the tonneau,
a locked compartment,cantileversprings,
an extra-cost carburetor. You will find
in this Mitchell, at no extra price, 26
This Mid-Year Mitchell, in its new
ideas and its extras, shows you one
result of efficiency. All this added
value is due to John W. Bate, who
has cut our factory costs in two.
such attractions which other cars omit.
These make the Mitchell, in those 26
ways, the most complete car on exhibit.
257 Cars in One
You will find here also all the best
new ideas brought out in 257 Show
This Mid-Year Mitchell was complet
ed after the New York Shows. And it em
bodies in one car all the new touches
which proved themselves attractive.
Every new-model car has some of them.
The Mitchell has them all.
So you will see here the most up-to
date car that's out.
Lifetime Service
Mr. Bate's idea is that cars should
last like watches. That is another side
to his efficiency.
He has studied the Mitchell part by
4M 'ÎO C F.o.b.
«pi Racine
For 5-Passenger Touring Car
or 3-Passenger Roadster
7-Piuenier Touring Body, $35 Extra
High-speed economical Six—48 horsepower -
127-inch "'heelb.se. Complete equipment, in
cluding 26 .xtra features.
part, to attain simplicity, light
ness and strength. He has made
in the car over 700 improvements.
In each part he insists on a
big margin of safety. But he
gets it by using Chrome-Vana
dium steel. By using drop forg
ings and tough stamped steel.
There are 440 such parts in the
One Bate-built Mitchell, as a result,
has run 218,734 miles. Six of them have
averaged 164,372 miles each—over 30
years of ordinary service. There are no
other lik'e records in Motordom.
Mr. Bate is Done
John W. Bate's work now seems
done. He says he has reached his limit,
in the factory and the car. He would
never permit us to mention his efforts
until they reached this completion.
With all these things together, the
Mid-Year Mitchell is an interesting
sight. No motor car lover should miss
it. It has all that men know to make
a car handsome, enduring and complete.
Your Mitchell dealer will show you a
hundred perfections yon never have
thought of, perhaps.
Go see this model. Then ride in it,
put it through hard tests, and watch the
car perforin.
Racine, Wis., U. S. A.
The proposed tax, Mr. Gray declared,
would fall on thousands of individuals
scattered throughout the country, who
have purchased powder stock. He esti
mated that the tax would be equivalent
to $38 for each share of DuPont Pow
der stock alone held by anyone. He de
clared that the net profits of the com
pany were already heavily taxed. A new
tax, he said, would mean a double tax
Parents of young men who are serv
ing in the National Gaurd regiments on
the border are much concerned over
some lurid tales of supposed hardships
v/liich have been told and written by
certain sensational newspaper corres
pondents and disgruntled soldiers.
That the relatives and friends of the
men at the front should be guilty of
sending out such ridiculous reports to
worry and alarm the people "back
home" is inconceivable. Yet it is a fact.
One story that is being spread is to
the effect that the men are half starved.
Let us dissect this story.
The government issues a stated ration
to each man each day. Here is one day 's
allowance per man:
1 1-4 pounds of fresh meat.
1 pound and 2 ounces of fresh bread,
or its equivalent in flour. One-eighth of
an ounce of baking powder.
2 4-10 ounces of navy beans, or rice,
or hominy.
1 1-4 pounds of potatoes; or part po
tatoes, part onions, part tomatoes, or
other fresh vegetables.
1 28-100 ounces of prunes, or dried
apples, or peaches, or jam.
1 12-100 ounces of coffee, or tea.
3 2-10 ounces gf sugar.
1-2 ounce of evaporatecl milk.
16-100 of a gill of vinegar, or picklea.
64-100 of an ounce of salt.
4- 100 ounce of pepper.
64-100 ounce of lard.
5- 10 ounce of butter.
In addition they get syrup, flavoring
extracts and spices, ice for preserving
perishable goods, coal and wood for
cooking purposes.
A splendid field range is furnished
each company for cooking, and every
facility is provided for their needs and
The soldiers of the regular army are
receiving exactly the same allowance
as the soldiers of the National Guard,
yet never a murmur is heard from the
It is but just, however, to the great
mass of National Guard troops to state
that the kicking generally comes from
a class of men who are never satisfied,
no matter how much they receive.
If there are any parents and friends
of soldiers in this vicinity they should
not be alarmed. The government sup
plies all the men require in food, the
surgeons are doing their utmost in sani
tary measures, and the authorities are
straining every nerve to preserve the
health and morals of the troops.
Sensational newspaper reports and
letters coming in from the border should
be read with unlimited reserve and salt
should be sprinkled on every line.
It may be that beauty is now only
skin deep, but the well turned ankle
catches the public eye.
A Chicago commission is to make a
study of the city's defectives. They
will be lenient, however, with the city
Just the Thing For Diarrhoea
'•About two years ago I had a severe
attack of diarrhoea which lasted over
a week," writes W. C. Jones, Buford,
N. D. "I became so weak that I could
not stand upright- A druggist recom
mended Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera
and Diarrhoea Remedy. The first dose
relieved me and within two days I was
as well as ever." Many druggists re
commend this remedy because they
know that it is reliable. Obtainable
Notice is hereby given that the fol
lowing Bingham County, Idaho, War
rants will be paid upon presentation
at the office of the undersigned at
Blackfoot, Idaho.
Current Expense Fund
Nos. 59 to 548 Inclusive,—Series of
Road and Bridge Fund
Nos. 543 to 1192 Inclusive.—Series
of 1915.
Please note that all previous war
rants were called for payment under
dates of Avgust 10th, 1915, and Feb.
10th, 1916.
Dated at Blackfoot. Idaho, July
15th, 1916.
County Treasurer.
First publication, July 20.
Last publication, August 3.
Every man is supposed to be the
architect- of his own fortune, but many
of them forget to build.
_ —the real
outing beverage!]
A couple of bottles of Becco in the
lunch basket insures a real treat when
the picnic is spread. More than a new
creation, it is a triumph of
science in taking Nature's
finest cereals and pure
water, and, by following
nature's own processes,
blending them into
a bright, lively,
foamy, non-in*
toxicating, nu
tritious beverage
Order from
iff kcr irftoiitg& ]
It seems that there is no limit to the
increasing number of sugar factories
that are contemplated in this and other
parts of Idaho, and it appears that any>
nnmniiinifv nan mir nu n front oiThor nr
community can get one from either of
the two companies of sugar manufac
turers simply for asking for one.
Thomas R. Cutler, general manager
of the Utah-Idaho Sugar Company, is
credited with the following statement:
"We can pay the farmers a rate of
$5.50 a ton, flat, delivered in the yards
at the shipping points. Originally our
price was $4.50, but this has gradually
been increased. The ideal method would
be to base the price of beets „„ the,
price of sugar, but so far this has not
pnee ot sugar,
been possible.
"Even if the war continues, I look
to see sugar competition keen. If 10
new factories were opened each year in
the United States they could not keep
up with the increased consumption. If
we were sure the present high price
would obtain, we could pay a higher
price for beets, but we are afraid of it.
We have seen some wonderful coun- j
try in the northwest on this trip and
your people are a fine, progressive, .
prosperous lot. We intend to make a
thorough investigation of the possibil
ities of the Spokane country and if we
find things right in the district we
will send an expert agriculturist into |
the district right away with a corps of
assistants to work with your local com
mittee in signing up tonnage.
' The ground will have to be prepared
this fall. We do not look with favor on
dry farming because beets grown by I
that method develop a second growth
near harvesting time, if a rain comes, I
which is a serious consideration, while |
beets in irrigated districts do not do i
this." I
Tingling-All - Ovër-Cleanliness
That's the description of the JAP ROSE Bath.
ROSE represents the greatest skill in
The rea
son is that JAP
soap-making; the farthest advance in the art of preparing
toilet soap.
The wonderful "Sunday Morning Bath"
makes one "peculiarly clean"; a cleanliness known and
xperienced by millions of people who prefer it above
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xienced by millions of
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leading Grocers and Druggists.
Use bat little—It 'm all lather
Send your name on a postal for a liberal sample—Free
James S. Kirk & Company, DepL3S2 , Chicago, U. S. A.
One of the most difficult of the edit
or's jobs is to get facts about births,
marr f 8 and deaths . People 8ee m to
think ht to know thege thing8
° _ . . . . . .V
j in this countjr . I£ the editor Une w
* h of them b / name beside8 their
family higtory a ' d tUe ' hie f events of
their lives, he wouldn't be an editor
by intuition. If not that, the birth,
marriage or death is of such importance
in the family that it is presumed the
editor will be informed by some wire
less or just grow into the information.
Then, when the paper comes out, and
no mention is made of the event, the
editor is blamed for not running a good
newspaper or not getting all the news..
Remember there are a good many peo
He'd be a demi-god, resting his feet
on a cloud and sipping ambrosia in
stead of inhabiting a broken-down office
chair and wondering where the money
for the next white paper bill is coming
The life of the average newspaper
nian is a gay one. Gathering news is
second nature to him, like picking hi»
teeth with the office pen and cussing
the office towel. Just the same, there
* s a limit to his omniscience. Last week,,
we thought of a million, eight hundred
a "d forty nine thousand three hundred
| aa d 8 i x ty four things of importance, be
sides a couple of hundred thousand
small items unworthy of mention. And
it was a slow week. We're anxious for
news for the paper, and it won't put
5' 0U ou t much to dmp by the office or
I telephone us what s happening at your
house. Then if the items do not get
I into the paper, you have a right to come
| down and lick the stuffing out of the
i ca *
I Otherwise, don't blame us.

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