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MAM'S BEST FRIEND— ATTER MOTHER.
Sometimes when life has gone wrong with you Ami the world seems a dreary place, i Has your dog ever silently crept to your feet His yearning eyes turned to your face — Has he made you feel that he understands, And all that he asks of you Is to share your lot, be it good or ill, With a chance to be loyal and truet Are you branded a failure? He does not know— A sinner? He does not care— You're master to him—that's all that counts— A word, and his day is fair. Your birth and your station are nothing to him; A palace and hut arc the same; And his love is yours in honbr and peace, And it's yours through disaster and shame. Though others forget you and pass you by, He is ever your faithful friend— Ready to give you the best that is his, Unselfishly, unto the end. MRS DARLING,' Nome, Alaska. CONDEMN WHEN NECESSARY BUT GIVE CREDIT WHEN DUE The past week tho following four very important items appeared in the daily papers: Southern Pacific and Santa Fe each grant 10 per cent of year ly salary as a bonus to employes uot in four brotherhoods; Sstandard Oil grants increase of 5 ]>er cent to employes re ceiving less than $250 per month and establishes minimum daily wage of un nkilled labor at $.i, this is an addition to 10 pier cent increase made to same class of employes last May and the Bell Telephone company will distribute $6,000,000 among employes. In addition to the foregoing, many other large business concerns have made similar and even larger increase where business justifies it. In none of the above mentioned in stances have we seen one of the items given more than six inches of space in the big daily papers. Yet in the same papers when some I. W. W. or rabid labor agitator threat ened to tie up an industry t)r call a big strike, scare headlines and columns of space would be devoted to 1 the in cident. In other words, an affirmative con structive act benefitting thousands and bringing joy to many homes is barely noticed, while a negative, destructive act, putting men out of work and 'dis turbing industry is played up as an important event. This policy of magnifying injuries and often imaginary wrongs and mini mizing meritorius acts or ignoring them entirely simply stirs up hatred between classes. Condemn where necessary, but also give credit when due. WATSON'S GARAGE BLACKFOOT'S OLDEST AND LARGEST GAR AGE. BETTER SERVICE FOR LESS MONEY. WE SELL NO CARS, BUT REPAIR ALL MAKES, AND CAN FURNISH YOU WITH REPAIRS AND PARTS FOR ANY MAKE OF CAB. EXPERT TIRE AND TUBE REPAIRING. M. B. WATSON, BLACKFOOT, IDAHO. greeting; A HAPPY and PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR TO ALL. Idaho Power Company The road of life is loag, and stormy, and barriers bar our way. But many hands make light work of the heaviest burdens and collective might roll away the heaviest barrier. We may each pursue our own chosen vocations, and yet all labor in the common cause of n better and more prosperous town and countryside. Two horses pulling in one direction will get the load there. But when one pulls and the other balks the load stands still. Don't poo-hoo at something you don't understand. There 's always someone wiser than you who can see the point. Let us make this more than a col lection of individuals. Let us make it a community of people with one aim, one ambition, and one great purpose in life, and let us make that purpose the good of man and womankind in general and of this community in par ticular. If we work collectively and earnest ly and energetically we will achieve success, but if we labor individually we will accomplish but little. The number of states that voted one way on national issues and another way on state issues at the recent elec tions shows that the people arc more independent of party control than they used to be. The increasing size of this independent vote adds to the uncertainty and anxiety of party man agers when engaged in a campaign. The last election kept them on the anxious seat for quite a time. CHICHESTER SPILLS TIIIS DIAMOND BRAND. Lad lent AikfMr Draufatiof CfaUhM*ter • l>l«MtnaBru4i IMIU in Red and field metallic Taue ne einer. Huy erjroer ▼ SïîHi;i; n A '.ï/tÂ , x , A i Â T ^5i yean known as Best, Sattst. Always Reliable SOLD BY DRUGGISTS EVERYWHERE FINNEGA N'S PHI LOSOPHY Purging th« Haart. "Yes sir. He's like the patriarchs. Which lv them? All iv them. He smites the Civil Service Rock and re freshin' jobs gushes foorth for tbursty but dishurvin' Ditnycrats. He blows on a horn an' ivrythiu' falls far ut. If the people call him ivér so soft. Little Samuel had no quicker ear. An' for sacryflcin' what's dear to his heart, Abralmin had liuwthin' on him. Sure he is Dimocricy's shield uu' exceedin' great reward. "T'is his I'resbytaryan brlngin' up, I'm tliinkin.' Fürst he adopts a policy ; thin he thries to justify it, thin he sanctifies It wid a phrase, while a choir iv Dishurvin Dimmycrats sings a hymn. An' there ye are. Justification, Adoption an' Sankty-ficasliun. "The choir med great harmony wliln Jim Smith, George Harvey an' BUI Brine was all in ut.. But wan be wain their v'ices cracked an' they passed out iv the life Iv the great Idaylist. "Harvey went back to editin' an' Bill Brine wint in search lv the Howly Kale. McCombs was canned, because him an' Billy McAdoo cuddent sing a duet, an' Oscar Underwood was weak on Tariff ragtime. But Wudthrow dic orated tlilm all. Wid f'what say ye? Wid the Order lv the Double Cross. O—ho. I mind well the time at the Manhattan Club, whin he kissed Brine an' kicked Harvey wid wan motion. Now the choir lias what Wudthrow calls 'the vital stuff's iv life.' Stone an' McAdoo ; Danyiels an' Jim Ham Lewis, wid Iiedfield for the high falsetto. Wudthrow sits wid lus hands crossed while the stuffs sings songs iv praise, an' Col. House winds the Victhrola. "Wudthrow is fond lv music, but Colonel House himself is the quiet man. Faitli av lie danced a Clog on a Waslihiler ye'd niver hear a sound. "Well, wan night In August the Colonel come tiptoeln' in through the basement dure. "'How's the gnrae, Colonel?' says Wudthrow. 'So-so,' the Colonel says. 'Ye might round up a few more votes,' says he, scratchin' his ear wid an' absent air. "'Aint I got the full dinner-pall's?' axes Wudthrow. anxious like. 'All that's forgot the first two year and a half,' says House pleasantly. 'Aint I kep' em out o' war!' axes Wudthrow. 'Part o' th' time,' says House rubbln' his left shin wid the felt-slipper on his right foot. 'Aint my voice our greatest liquid asset?' axes Wilson earnestly. 'It's some voice,' says House, 'but a lot lv suckers can't tell a asset fr'm an' li'bility, the Colonel says.' " 'F'what are ye drivin' at,' says Wilson, four Hushing a little. "'Arre ye watchin' the strike?' says House. 'Hulf a millyun votes might be useful,' says House, tiptoeln' out through the dure, an' closin' ut behind him. "Well, Sir, he left Wudthrow sunk in profound miditashun. At last he spakes. T hear,' he says, in a low sweet tone 'that v'iee lv the people, which is to me as the v'iee of a Car negie Penshun.' 'Oh,' lie says thril lin' in ivry nerve, 'must 1 indiide sucry fiee wun more idol,' says he, 'on the altar iv me Counthry !' says Wud throw. " 'Was not the Wan Turn Plank,' he says; 'an' the Sugur Tax,' lie says; 'an' the Tariff for llev'noo,' lie says; 'an' all me friends, beside,' says lie, 'sixteen per'lly good Mexican Policies —was not all thim enough?' lie axes In agony. 'But I will purge me Heart lv ivry pers'ual fought,' says lie, startin' for bed. An' before he re tires, he takes a Heart Purge iv his own invinstiun the way it 'll wurk while he sleeps. I dinnaw f'what the purge is. 'Tis a secret. "In the morn he was puzzled. He wanted a gr-reat sacryflse of a pur rinciple, dear to his heart, hut he'd used most iv tliim already, an' he felt that this was no time for second hand or slightly damaged sacryflses. So he sends for House. 'Colonel,' says lie, 'F'what pur-rinciple d'yr think wud he an' acceptable sacryflse in this gr-re:it morel imarginey?' he axes anxiously. " 'Whisper,' says the Colonel. And he said wan wurd in Wudtbrow's ear, and faded silently away through the dure. "For wan instant Wudthrow stuil spellbound. Thin lie burrst into a whoop ; "The 'Ham in the Bushes,' cries he wid tears lv j'y. "T'was an' Impressive ceremony whin tho sueryfise was soleinny-ised at the Capitol. "The proeission started font the White House wid the Prisidint walkin' ahead earryin' the Ram in wan hand an' a box lv Safety-First matches in th' other. He was followed by a coon bearin' four gold paus, and behind came four Union Chiefs ridin' on milk white steeds followed be a group iv Railroad Prisidints, Stock Holders, Farmers, Shippers and Conshumers, loaded wid chains. After a short ser mon to Congress on 'Purgin' the Heart,' the Prisidint laid the Ham on th' altar, an' imprissively stabbed it wid the four gold pens while the elioir shug Holy, Holy, Holy. The Prisi dint handed the gold pens to the four chiefs wid a how ; Jliu Hum lit the wood an' wiped up the blood, an' the sacrytise was complete. " 'What was the Ham?' say ye. 'Twas a lift haste Wudthrow used to graze In the White House lawn. T'was th' Idol iv his heart. He mimed it Artoi irashun. It was the Rain, an' all the people whs the goat." •♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦•♦ THE IMPLEMENT SHED. From now on till next spring • most of the Implements of cultl- ♦ vation will not he used nor will 4 be planters. The place for them 4 and for all Implements not in 4 use every day is under the shed. 4 Why? What does a man work '4 for? Implements cost money. 4 Exposure to the elements causes 4 them to rust, warp and decay. 4 4 When they are gone more work 4 4 must be done to get more money 4* to buy more implements, when 4 just a little work and a little 4 care at the right time would 4 have made them last a year or 4 two or three longer. 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 ♦ 44444444444444*444 CONTROL OF GRAIN INSECTS. Pennsylvania Experiment Station Fur nishes 8ome Timely Advice. C. H. Hadley, Jr., In charge of en tomology extension at the Pennsyl vania State college school of agricul ture and experiment station, reports considerable Injury to grain In the bln, especially to seed wheat, this fall. The best way to prevent such injury, ac cording to Mr. Hadley, Is to fumigate the bln with carbon bisulphide. Tills chemical may usually be purchased at drug stores. The following directions for use are outlined: The bin should he made as nearly air tight as possible. About one pound of the sutWiiide is necessary for each 10O cubic feet of space. The liq uid should lie poured Into one or more shallow dishes and placed on top of the grain. The bln should then he closed tightly and allowed to fumigate from twenty-four to thirty-six hours. The fumes will penetrate the grain, killing any Insects present. If the grain in the bln is quite deep It is a good plan to insert pieces of gas pipe, each with a stick Inside, down Into the grain nt various points. The stick Is then withdrawn and about oue-fourtli pint of the carbon bisul phide iloured Into the pipe. Carbon bisulphide is inflammable; hence it is absolutely necessary to keep lighted cigars, lanterns, etc., well away from the building in which fu migation is taking place. One should not inhale the fumes of the chemical, as they may cause sickness. Provided fumigation is not continued longer than forty-eight hours the ger minating quality of the grain will not be injured. A Trap Nast. This is an illustration of a trap nest, not a guillotine. It is designed to help the poultry breeder to find out his good layers and to keep pedigrees. It is very simple. It may be attached to th» under side of the dropping board, with the front facing the pen and ar ranged so that it can be easily remov ed. The dropping hoard will then be the roof of the nest The rear of nest may be of wire for the sake of ventilation. If the nest is placed on the wall, slats or wire should be inserted from the front of the nest W. to the wall at a sharp angle to pre vent the lieu from roosting ou the nest. When she enters the nest the hen's hack raises the door, which releases the catch and allows the door to shut. The catch should he set so that its edge just bolds the door, the position being regulated by a screw or nail at the lower Inside edge of the catch. A washer on the screw will prevent it from sticking. The guard around the catch holds the nesting material away. The nest should he Visited frequently to release the hens.—Popular Science Monthly. Mora Live Stock Needed. The population of the United States has increased by 24.000,000 people in the last fi "teen years, and the number of bee'' » 1 ..nais has decreased 0,000,000 and s eep 10,000,000. while hogs have it. .eased only 11,000,000. BARN WISDOM. "Barns For Wisconsin Dairy Farms'' is the title of a new bulletin Issued by the Wisconsin experiment station. The following counsel applies most any where: Gambrel roofs give more room for hay than do gable roofs. This Is an Important point to consider. Tlie barn should have Its length run north and south if the largest amount of direct sunlight Is to be let inside. Rectangular shaped barns are more satisfactory than round ones. The location should be at least 200 feet from the house and handy to a well, sheds and granaries. Drainage is necessary if the stock Is to be kept healthy. Concrete Is the best product than can he used for tho foundation, ground floor and wall of the bam. Build the barn large enough to meet future needs and to permit the han dling of the maximum capacity of the farm. If the new barn just holds the stock at time of building another barn will probably be needed soon. PROHIBITION OPINIONS OF GREAT MEN The conflict between man and alco hol is as old as civilization.—Henry W. Blair. The prohibition movement—a tryan nous scheme to establish virtue and morality by law, to regulate personal appetites and individual habit by the will of the majority, in embryo to res urrect and reestablish the principle and affinity of church ami rtnte—is quite as mischievous a delusion as any of those which have gone before it.—Henry Wat terson. There is spent daily for drink in the United States one-tenth of the sum expended for the carrying on of the war now raging in Europe; the amount expended for drink in the United States would build six E'anama canals each year: the amount annually spent for drink is more than three times the entire amount spent for education in the United States: the amount spent for drink is almost double the annual expenditure of the United States gov ernment.—William Jennings Bryan. Nothing is more foolish, nothing more utterly in variance with sound public policy than to enact a law which, by reason of the conditions surrounding the community in which it is declared to be law, is incapable of enforcement. Such an instance is sometimes present ed by sumptuary laws, bv which the sale of intoxicating liquors is prohibit ed under penalty in localities where the public sentiment of the immediate community does Hot and will not sus tain the enforcement ol the law—Wil lia mil. Taft. I now believe that if we could feel that we would got our results in a year or two years earlier by a surrender on the part of liquor, it would be possi ble, and certainly 1 would give my sup port and influence 1 have with tho temperance and prohibition forces, to have some kind of statutory provision in which the federal government and the states and the communities should share and share alike in defraying the incidental expense of this, of course, very radical, change.—Richmond P. Iiobsou. It is contended that prohibition pro duces temperance where it is on the statute books, but I find on an exami nation of the bulletins issued by the bureau of census that the improved conditions of men and women who practice real temperance are not found in the states where prohibition laws have been on the statute books for many years, as compared to those states where liquor is sold under a license system or where temperance laws are controlled by the sentiment of local com munities.—Oscar W. Underwood. SUFFERERS FROM INDI GESTION BELIEVED "Before taking Chamberlaim 'a Tab lets my husband suffered for several years from indigestion, causing him to have pains in the stomach and dis tress after eating. Chamberlain's Tab lets relieved him of these spells right away,'' writes MrR. Thomas Casey, Geneva, N. Y. Obtainable everywhere. COUGH MEDICINE FOB CHILDREN Mrs. Hugh Cook, Scottsville, N. Y., says: "About five years ago when we were living in Garbutt, N. Y., I doc tored two of my children suffering from colds with Chamberlain's Cough Rem edy and found it just as represented in every way. It promptly checked their coughing and cured their colds quicker than anything I ever used.'' Obtain able everywhere. TYPHOID _ no more necessary than Smallpox. Array experience hu demonstrated the almoet miraculous effi cacy. and hannlessneu, of Antityphoid Vaccination. Be vaccinated NOW by your physician, you and your family. It is more vital than house insurance. Asie your physician, druggist, nr send for "Hava you ha. J ".yphnid?" telling of Typhoid Vaccine, results from use. and danger from Typhoid Carriers. THE CUTTER LABORATORY, BERKELEY, CAL rsoDuciNe vaccmss a sseuas unset u. s «o». uctaal h.,*5 It®» ,5bS4'* ]TART the New Year wisely. Bum Rock Springs Coal—the . Cleanest Coal in the World. - - - Your home will be cleaner, more doing sa b C 311(1 warmer for your 3 During these long, cold, wintry days and nights you can trust Rock Spnngs Coal to keep your home warm. S^L ve c y ° ur stove and furnace Sn K^ pnngs to bum and you wiu be more of a "housekeeper" and less of a "stoker." 3. Rock Springs Coal asks for the opportunity of keeping your home warm and cheery for the "™ g . year of 1917. It wants It ran ht n f W wha ,L a &r eat help » l y° u - Give it at least a chance. Your dealer will have it rrJ FOR SALE BY ALL DEALERS Collective co-operation is only pos sible where confidence and good will exists, and where there is a determina tion to utilize thsi combination to tha ultimate good of all. The man who holds a grouch aganist his neighbor cannot successfully pull in harness with that neighbor so long as that grouch exists. Lose the grouch. The man who disparages and under mines the reputation of another can not expect the community in general to think well of the assassinator of character. Speak gently and use the soft pedal. The man wo says "go ahead'' can not expect to keep peace with the hust ler who says "come on.'' Step lively and get there. This is the time ot year when the hopper of time is filled with new reso lutions. But it is more profitable to act than to resolute. O. S. L. Watch Inspector PROFESSIONAL CARDS. H. W. G AUBIER Doqtor of Chiropractic Acute, and Chronic Diseases Office in Anderson Block Residence 218 Phone 223. BLACKFOOT IDAHO. Î D. A. JENKENS Contractor and Builder § BRICK WORK A SPECIALTY. BLACFBOOT, IDAHO. ICI ALT Y. | LHO. f WI Miffili W. A. BBAXLEY Attorney and Counselor at Law Practice i* State and Federal Courts. Markus Bleakle Building BLACKFOOT, IDAHO. M tWMMMWMMMMMMMSnMMaM« HARNESS OILING Now is the time to buy your horse blankets and auto lap robes at very reasonable prices. 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