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A Generation Ago Great
Efforts Were Made
to secure legislation to prevent anything new in the way ot treating the sick. Some
states went so far as to make laws to prohibit anything progressive by making it
a crime for anyone to treat the sick unless he had graduated from certaim schools
—schools that were settled in a rut and declaring that the only way to treat the
sick was to follow the old formulas already printed in the books.
A Crime to Cure the Sick!
If you found a neighbor lying ill with a cold and suffering with fever and head
ache, and you brewed some peppermint tea and had him drink it, you thereby be
came a criminal and liable to prosecution. Under the.new laws you must send
v for a physician, get his prescription and then act upon it. Then if the patient died,
1 he would be regularly and legally and properly dead, and it could be said that noth
.) ing under heaven could have saved him, for everything was done that it was pos
J sible to do. That was the process proposed to legislatures for enacting into law
I for handling the sick, but not all legislatures adopted the proposition.
Electricity for Example
Some of them said that as discoveries were being made in electricity, and its
application to wires and levers, that perhaps discoveries would be made in the
nervous system and the application of nerve force to muscles and tendons for the
1 j activities of the body.
Automobile Invented
Some of them said that as discoveries were being made in the application of
storage batteries to give life to the horseless carriage that perhaps dis
coveries would be made regarding the ganglion or knots of the nervous
system and their relation to human life.
Some of them said that as discoveries were being made in the appli
cation of combustion to pure gas to give great power to the horseless car
riage, perhaps discoveries would be made in the application of pure air
to the lungs, and pure food in digestion, to give power to the human body
when it was ill and weak from causes not yet understood.
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Discoveries in Human Anatomy
And so these legislators in some states decided to leave the great
field of discoveries in human anatomy open to investigation, and men have
been free to find out why air in the lungs and food in the stomach that
gave a man power yesterday and last week, only leave him suffering to
day, and the system balking as does your car when it kicks with the crank.
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When Your Car Kicks You
the electrical energy is not distributed and applied to the right spot, and
when your body is ill, the nerveous energy is not distributed and applied
to the right Bpot. There is a short circuit, a break or a pinch somewhere
that prevents proper distribution, and trouble follows. The machine fails
to work. It did have power; it lacks power now.
Human Machine Balks
If your human machine is out of order, have it examined
by an expert who can find the pinch or the short circuit, and
get the batteries to working in harmony with the material that
produces the power. If you are flooding the carburetor when
there is no spark to turn the food into power, let us get the
spark of life to working right and send you on your way re
joicing. Hundreds have been cured, as hundreds of cars have
been put into commission again, so to speak.
Learn What is Wrong
Consult Dr. Flodquist, the chiropractor, the busy man who makes examination free, tells what
can be done, treats rich and poor alike and works on in the task of relieving human ills, restoring
human strength.
V. A. NELSON, D. C., Associate
Flodquist, Chiropractic Sanitarium, 9
Rooms at Cor. Bridge & Broadway,
Blackfoot. "A Step Forward."
"We are in business for your health"
Whole Second Floor of Blenkle
Building, Phone 551

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W. T. Stoddard and family of Shel
ley visited friends here Wednesday.
The E. E. Bingham family motored
to Firth on Wednesday and spent the
day with Mr. and Mrs. Warren Hunt.
Mr. and Mrs. C. D. LaFever and
-family and Mr. and Mrs. Wesley
Davis and daughter Angela of Black
foot were guests at the Powell home
on Thursday evening.
Hester Thompson has recovered
from the influenza and the Sims
family are also on the road to re
M. J. Hammond, the Deloc light
agent, was a business caller here the
first of the week. I
Two experimental lemon groves
were established* in the past year by
the United States department of ag
riculture In California, where special
attention will be given to the devel
opment of better fruit-growing
Btrains thru bud selection. One of
the plantings is located near Corona
and consists of eleven and a half
acres; the other is at the citrus ex
periment station of the University of
California and. consists of five acres.
Both of these experimental orchards
were planted with progeny trees pro
pagated from selected parent trees
having the best production records.
For comparison with trees so pro
pagated other trees that were propa
gated from parent trees having in
ferior performance records have been
planted. The plan is to keep ac
curate records of fell trees'for a peries
of years after they come into bear
ing. From a commercial standpoint
the bud-selection work conducted by
the United States deparment of argl
culture has made great progress in
California. As a result, the Cali
fornia Fruit Growers' Exchange es
tablished a bud-selection department
the object being to supply to growers
and nursery men reliable buds of sup
erior strains of citrus varltles grown
in California.

The Jefferson county, (Ind.) farm
bureau, thru the county agent, has
just completed a profitable self-
feeder demonstration for hoga. Ten
pigs from one litter were fed skim-
med milk and allowed to eat at will
from a self-feeder containing bran,
shlpstuff and hominy meal. The pigs
were farrowed March 1 and sold on
October 22. They made an average
daily gain, from date of birth, of 0.93
pound. The total cost of feed was
$200. The weight of the hogs at sell-
ing time was 2160 pounds or an aver-
age of 216 pounds each. The farmer
received $18.50 a hundred, $899.60
for the lot, making a net profit of
$199.60, or $19.96 per head.
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Road the Idaho Republican want ads.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 7.—One of
the most important financial confer-
ences ever held in the west has been
called for January 17 in San Fran-
cisco by Governor James K. Lynch of
the Federal Reserve Bank. The prin-
cipal speaker will be Lewis B. Frank-
lin, director of war loan organiza-
tions at Washington. Those who will
attend the conference Include war
loan state chairmen, war savings
state directors and women state
chairmen from California, Washing-
ton, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Arizonia,
Nevada, Alaska and Hawaii.
-he government's financial pro
gram will be explained and particu
lar attention will be given plans to
curb the activities of bond brokers
who ' are asking the public to sell
their liberty bonds. "Hold your
bonds" is the appeal of the govern
ment not only because selling them
now means a sacrifice to original pur
chasers, but because the government
is embarrassed by fall In price due
to numerous sales. Sale of bonds of
the first four loans will impair the
success of the victory loan.
i'he San Francisco chamber of
commerce is planning a luncheon to
honor Franklin the day of the con
Governor Lynch has announced
the appointment of W. W. Armstrong
as chairman of the Utah liberty loan
committee to succeed Heber J. Grant,
recently chosen president of the Mor
mon church. Armstrong is president
of the National Copper Bank in Salt
Lake City and chairman of the
finance committee of the Utah state
council of defense.
Fields treated with lime produced
an average of one and a half tons of
cured hay an acre more than uh
limed fields in tests of ground lime
stone, burned lime nd hydrated lime
conducted by the farm bureau thru
the county agent in Chemung county,
N. Y. A farmer who used one ton of
ground limestone to the acre secured
4840 pounds of cured hay, compared
to 1208 pounds on an unlimed acre.
Another, who applied 700 .pounds of
hydrated lime to an acre, obtained
6292 pounds against 1461 pounds on
an unlimed acre. A third farmer
used one ton of burned lime to the
acre and obtained 3400 pounds, com
pared to 1040 pounds on unlimed
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Mistakes sometimes occur that are
rather embarrassing to all concerned,
such was the case with an article
published In our last issue regard
ing the disgareement between James
Gordon and R. C. Graff. One read
ing the article gained the wrong im
pression due to the mistatement.
xhe article should have read to
the effect that James Gordon was
fined the costs rather than Mr. Graff.
Power farming Is rapidly increas
in. The great demand for agricul
tural products rendered greater by
the world war has been met by power
farming. To carry on this great en
terprise and to feed the world has
required a ?reat expansion in the
use of tractors, trucks and automo
In order to provide operators for
this great fleet of trucks, tractors and
autos "Uncle Sam" organized special
schools for training these men. It
was In this emergency war training
that the Idaho Tech was able to
render special service to our govern
ment. Profiting by the experience
it Is now fully recognized that a per
manent good may be done by con
tinuing these short practical schools
recently conducted by the U. S. gov
Our commissioner of education,
Dr. E. A. Bryan, was among the first
of the leading educators to recognize
the merits of these short practical
courses and they will become a part
of the educational work done by the
department of mechanical Industries
at the Idaho Tech.
The school of auto, truck and trac
tor service as was organized for "our
boys in khaki" will be continued at
the Tech under the name of The
Farm Motor School. The first term
begins January 20 and will continue
for six weeks.
POCATELLO, Ida.,—The cost of
maintenance of the Idaho Technical
Institute in this city during the blen
nium, which came to a close Decem
4pr 31, was $208,792, according to a
report filed the latter part of last
week with Governor Alexander by
Commission of Education Dr. E. A.
Bryan. A portion of this money was
expended in new buildings last sea
son when preparations were being
.made to house and educate several
hundred S. A. T. C. men.
According to the report, the Uni
versity of Idaho expended during the
same period a total of $843,737. of
which amount $526,710 was for de
partmental expenses; general expen
ses were $84,600, and for new build
ings $89,932 was expended. The
normal schools at Albion and Lewis
ton expended $213,216 and $266,375,
respectively, the industrial school ex
pended $180,196 and the school for
the deaf and blind $79,151.
Pocatello business men are seek
ing greater recognition by the state
legislature for the Idaho Technical
Institute and plans are being worked
out to be presented to this county's
representatives In the legislature
which will ask the legislature to
make appropriation to meet the re
quirements of the big important
school here.
H. L. Roger and A. R. Cox both of
St. Anthony are business visitors here
at the present t ime.
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1—Lieut Gen. Sir R. Haking and his aide of the British armistice commission at Spa, acknowledging the sa-1
lute of a German soldier on guard duty. 2—Czecho-Slovak soldiers going over the top in a raid on bolshevik
trenches in Siberia. S—Vincent Astor, who is to command a yeoman guard that will form part of the guard at the
Palace of Versailles during the peace conference.
Poles Fighting the Germans on
the West and the Advancing
Bolshevikl on East.
Lanina's Forces Mast Disastrous De
fast at Perm, but Capture Ufi
President Wilsen Visits Romo
—Secretary Daniels' Pro
gram for the Greatest
So far as fighting is concerned, the
absorbing news is coming from Poland
Just now. The Poles, having enthusi
astically welcomed the head of their
new republic, Ignace Jan Paderewski,
the famous musician, are following his
lead against the Germans on the one
side and the Russian bolshevikl on the
other. They are determined to add to
their state the province of Posen, Dan
zig and other parts of Prussia, and the
government at Berlin is equally deter
mined that they shall not lay hands on
German territory. The result Is a
series of conflicts, with varying re
sults. As this is written a report comes
that a Polish army of 80,000 men is
marching on Berlin and that Gustav
Noeke, member of the Ebert cabinet
In charge of military affairs, has or
dered the Fifth German division to ad
vance to meet the Poles.
The Poles entered Frankfort on the
Oder, 50 miles east of Berlin, and also
Beutben in Prussian Silesia, and
Bromberg, in the province of Posen. In
the city of Posen the Poles occupied
the fortress, disarming 20,000 German
soldiers, and the fighting there has
been almost continuous. Many Jews
are said to have been slain.
The German authorities admit the
Polish question is serious and that .it
will be difficult to prevent the estab
lishment of a free Poland. The Poles
are masters of most of the towns and
have cut all means of communication.
It Is. on their eastern borders that the
Poles are having the worst time. There
they are coatending not only against
the bolshevik armies in their sweep
through Lithuania, but also against
the Ukrainians, who are disputing with
the Poles the possession of the south
ern part of Lithuania. General Pll
sudtky commands a rather small army
of loyal Poles, and General Haller,
who commanded the Poles in France,
has landed at Danzig with a body of
troops; but they are a long way apart,
with hostile armies between them.
There la considerable demand that the
allies extchd quick and strong aid to
the Poles, Mace the establishment of
Poiaad as a buffer jitate not only would
keep Germany from grabbing the Bal
tic provinces and eventually control
ling Raaeia, but alse would deprive the
Germans ef most ef the coal deposits
on which they rely. Tbe bolshevlst
menace and tbe Industrial disorder In
Poland make It Impossible for tbe
Poleo to await the settlement of tbelr
problem by tbe peace congress, say
their leaders. Most of their factories
were destroyed by the Germans and
the thousands of Poles now sent back
by Germany are clamoring for food
and employment and In some places
are taking the law Into tbelr own
bands and plundering their former em
Lately the bolshevikl have both lost
and won In eastern Russia. Their
chief loss was at Perm, In the Urals,
which was captured by General Galda
at the head of Czecho-Slovsk and Si
berian forces. The bolshevik Third
army was virtually destroyed and Nik
olai Lenlne, the bolshevik premier,
who was directing operations from an
armored train, narrowly escaped cap
ture. Galda completely surprised the
bolshevikl and captured 31,000 men,
6,000 railway cars, 120 field guns, 1,000
machine guns and much other equip
ment. Ten regiments were annihilated
and the remainder of tbe enemy driven
aaress the Kama river.
The bolshevikl claimed the capture,
on Tuesday, of the city of Ufa, capital
of the nonbolshevik government in the
region west of the Ural mountains, and
also of the town of Sterlltamak, south
of Ufa.
In Lithuania the advance of the bol
shevist forces was so threatening that
the bourgeois government was moved
from Vilna to Kovno, and in Esthonla
and Livonia the Lenlne troops were
moving forward against Reval an i
Riga, occupying Romershof on the
Dvina. Swedish volunteer troops have
gone to the aid of the Esthonians.
At the time of writing this, news
comes that the Germans have evacuat
ed Riga and that the British have land
ed troops, under all arms, at that port
and also at Libau and Windau, the
chief ports of Coarland on the Baltic.
The allied forces in the Archangel
region are still awaiting an announce
ment of policy by their governments,
but they are not inactive, having re 1
cently defeated the enemy along the
Onega river and greatly improved their
positions. Michigan and Wisconsin
troops played a notable part in these
operations, which were carried out in
zero temperature and deep snow.
Llebknecbt has not yet succeeded in
overthrowing the Ebert government in
Berlin, but the Independent socialist
members of the government have been
ousted, qnd it is now reported that
Ebert and Scheldemann are in secret
agreement with the leaders of the bour
geois party to combat the extremists,
who Include the Independents, the
Spartacldes and the sailors. The bour
geois leaders, it la said, are convinced
that civil war cannot be averted.
The Spartacss group, assembled In
congress, howled down a proposition
made by Llebknecht that they take
part in the election of members of the
new national assembly. Led by Rosa
Luxembourg, they declared the meet
ing of the assembly must be prevented
at all costs. Radek, head of the bol
shevist mission to Germany, tells the
Spartacldes he would welcome an en
tente occupation of Germany, because
the invaders would become Infected
with bolshevism and spread its doc
tries to the west. Kurt Eisner, pre
mier- of the "republic" of Bavaria, Is
said to be siding with the independent
socialists against Ebert, and Hlnden
burg is so discouraged by the disorder
In Berlin that be has said be would
support the occupation of the city by
the British.
Returning from England to Paris
early in the week. President Wilson
left for Italy Wednesday evening.
When ha arrived in Rome he was wel
comed by tbe king and queen and a
host of other notables, and the Roman
population gave him so enthusiastic a
reception that it was evident they had
made up their minds to outdo tbe Lon
doners and Parisians. Tbe streets and
buildings were lavishly decorated and
the freedom of tbe Eternal City was
bestowed on. the American president.
Banquets, official calls and conferen
ces took up most of his time In Rome.
While he was in Italy, it la understood.
President Wilson studied carefully the
confllctlag claims of Italy and the Jugo
slavs for poaaaaMon of the landa along
the east ooeat of the Adriatic.
When oa the same day President
Wilson ia Manchester declared against
tlie old "balance of power" methods
and In favor of the league of nations,
and Premier Clomoaceau told the
French that he still stood for a balance
of power, the eroakors at once discov
ered that there was to be great diffi
culty In bringing aboat a reconciliation
between the views of the two leaders.
There really did seem to be a chance
for trouble there; but Colonel House
called on M. Clemenceau and on New
Year's day he told Mr. Wilson all about
The result, according to hints
thrown out by some of the American
delegates, was that the president was
assured there was nothing In Clemen
ceau's attitude that would Justify an
apprehension of any marked differ
ences between the entente powers and
the United States. Colonel House also
saw Mr. Balfour and found that they
were In full agreement. It Is stated
that Clemenceau meant that he dtands
for a dominating league of nations
ready to use force to maintain peace.
President Wilson, it was announced.
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would be back in Paris by the I,,
ning of the week, and M. Olemenl
was expected back from a brief vaUf ,a|
tion at the same time. Mr. Lloyd **|
George arrived in the French capital
Saturday. Conferences among th«
representatives of the allies were to
begin at once. It seems probable that
the number of delegates to the peace
conference will be enlarged so that
experts in certain lines may sit at the
board when the things they know most
about are being discussed. Great Brit
ain's delegates Include Lloyd George,
Balfour and Bonar Law, and among
the advisers on special matters are
such men as Viscount Hardlnge, Sib
William G. Tyrrell, Sir Louis Mallet,
Sir Esme Howard, Sir Ralph Paget,
Sir Eyre Crowe and Lord Robert Cecil
—an imposing list of truly big men
thoroughly trained in diplomacy and
The numerous and complicated
questions that the peace conference
must take up and settle have given rise
to the suggestion that the congress
should be a continuing body so that fu
ture developments might be taken in
to consideration and matters decided
that are now too hazy for clear vision.
If this plan were adopted, the forma- .
tion of the league of nations might not V
be so.pressing a question as it is now
considered by President Wilson and
many others who support his views.
General satisfaction is expressed
with the desire of the department of
justice to have deported most of the
enemy aliens now interned for the|»
pernicious activities. These men and
women—a few of the gentler sex am
included—were either German splO*
and agents, taking their chances an
such, or else traitors to the country
that had given them shelter. In el they
cash they are not wanted In America a.
and should be sent back to the land™
they came from or that they served.
There are a lot of others who might
well be deported, but we are too mild
mannered a people for*our own good
in such matters.
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Secretary Daniels tells the con
sionai committee that his determlna*
tion to have a great navy is based on
the argument that If the league of na
tions is formed the United States wiU
be shirking its share of the policing of
the world if its navy is not as big as
Great Britain's; and that If the league
is not established and a curtailment
of armament is not agreed upon, w® Tg
must have "Incomparably the greatest
navy In the world" to defend the Mon
roe doctrine and protect the weak na
tions. His program, according to his
own admission, is Intended as an argu
ment by which President Wilson can
bring the other nations to accept the <
proposed reduction of armament. The
secretary says the president backs up
his policy if competitive building is to '
continue. Mr. Daniels' new three-year f
building program calls for the appro
priation of $600,000,000 to provide for
156 additional naval ships, including
ten dreadnaughts and six battle cruls- -
Two severe attacks on the admiit^™
tratlon were made in the senate last
week. First Senator Chamberlain,
chairman of the committee on military
affairs, assailed the "dilatory" policy
followed in demobilisation, asserting
that tbe administration is an
pared for disbanding the army as it
was for the war Itself. He warned his
party that it would be held responsible
politically by tbe returning soldlara
If It failed to adopt an adequate
gram for taking care of them. Tke
other attack was made by a Republic
an. Senator Weeks of Massachusetts
who bitterly criticized the war depart
ment for delays and errors In compil
ing casualties among the expeditionary
forces and for failure to
with the Red Cross In the matter of
forwarding letters from wounded sol
diers to their relatives In this country.
In many Instances, Mr. Weeks said!
parents were Incorrectly Informed that
their sons had been killed. Also sev
eral hundred American soldiers report
ed as missing by the war department
had been located In French hospitals
hy the Red Cross and letters written
by them had not been forwarded be
cause of an order by the department.
The senate commerce
committee has
extended Its Investigation of the Hog
Island shipyard to a general Inquiry
lata the dolnge of the ebippiag board.

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