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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/t , x , A i  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."
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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
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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
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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
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]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
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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.
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WI Miffili
W. A. BBAXLEY
Attorney and Counselor at Law
Practice i* State and
Federal Courts.
Markus Bleakle Building
BLACKFOOT, IDAHO.
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Now is the time to buy your horse
blankets and auto lap robes at
very reasonable prices.
FULL LINE OF
Home Made Harness
That are Strictly Guaranteed.
SHOE REPAIRING. '
Blackfoot
Harness Shop
LEO HENISH, PROPRIETOR.
NO. 40 WEST BRIDGE STREET
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