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Pink ham's Vegetable Com pound—and for special advice write to Lydia E. Pinkham Med. Co., Lynn, Maas. The egg that can't be beat isn't as <>od os it might he. A grain of sand in a man's makeup is worth two In the sugar. Cuticura Beauty Doctor For cleansing and beautifying the skin, hands and hair. Cuticura Soap and Ointment nfford the most effective preparations. For free samples ad dress. "Cnticurn, Dept. X, Boston." At druggists and by mall. Soap 25, Oint ment 25 and 50.—Adv. Golden Spoon Handicap. "1 premium this great artist once stnrvuO In n hall bedroom, as most mi n of genius are supposed to do early in their rwreers?" "Mi. Strange to say, his people were wealthy. I think he deserves all the more credit for his achievements." "Why snT' "He won fame without ever missing a meat or having his trunk confiscated by a linrd-henrted landlady."—Blr mloglmm Age-Herald. Revived Hie Interest. Thomas Atkins was fractious. His inetRrine was nasty, and he refused to take tt. Two or three V. A. D.'s stood round him. urging him to be good. "•►me," said one, "drink this and you wW get well !" "An* rosy, too!" chimed In a sec ond. Atkins brightened. He wasn't par tictrturty keen on getting well, but to get may wns quite another mntter. "Whéeh of you Is Itosy?" he asked, surveying the pretty group. Kindred Spirit*. A well-known society performer vol nnteere* to entrnln a roomful of the < oiney Hatch lunatic asylum and made np n very successful little mono logue Jthmr, entirely humorous. The audtenee In the main gnve symptoms »f ticing slightly bored, but one hlgh l„ iNntelHgent tnnniac saw the whole ^dng In proper light and, clapping the talented actor on the shoulder, l aid : "Glnd you come, old fellow. Tou M î,r * I will get along fine. The ether f'ippies here are so dashed dignified. What I any Is if a man is mad he needn't put on airs about It !"—I.on '•«* ©pinion. Whenthe mominâcup is unsatisfactory supposé you mak« ® cnarufe from Jhc old-time beverage to the snapper cereal drink INSTANT POSTUM .you'll be surpnsad at its cheering, satis Krfca"*** caffeine. Try ©Tin Mhtful It's all -no PErshihdfc Boyhood ' 0 his LÊJfEGK -O « i Commander of America's G-eHGns/ efofm cf. America's Armies in France Early Gave Evidence of Courage and Power of Will. W% n IS boyhood friends In Linn I county, Mo., agree that it I was neither pull nor poli | tics that made John Pershing commander of the American forces in France They say also that h* is not a genius and th..t luck has not aid ed him in rising from the ranks. Advantages he had—outdoor life, farm work, plain living, good parents and a Christian home. Even yet his old home town carries the flavor of the open country. Laclede Is scarcely larger today and no less wholesome than It was forty years ago when its three nurseries made it at once the most important and the most agricul tural town in the county, writes A. A. Jeffrey in New York Sun. To tills thriving town of the '50s came the general's father, John F. Pershing, from Westmoreland county. Pa., where his family had been hon ored citizens since 1749, the year chos en by John and Frederick Pershing for their pilgrimage from France to the new home of freedom in the new world. The ambitious young Pennsyl vanian of the fourth generation from these early patriots came to Missouri In 1S55 to take a sub-contract in the building of the old Missouri Northern railroad from St. Louis to Macon. At the end cf four years he lmd little of material value to show for his work ; but nt Montgomery City he had won a bride—Ann Thompson, a fair-haired Missouri girl with brave, sweet mouth, honest blue eyes and a heart of gold. Born In Shanty Near Laclede. Coming westward from Macon at the conclusion of the railroad building the young contractor stopped at Laclede to accept the first honest work that wns offered, the foremnnshlp of the west of Lnclede section of the Hanni bal and St. Joseph railroad. The Per shings started housekeeping In a little shnnty two miles west of Laclede. It was there that their first baby. John Joseph, was born September 13, I860. "It wns Just after the outbreak of the Civil war In 1861." relates Henry C. Lomax, now Laclede's pioneer hanker, "that the Pershing family came to town to live and John F. Pershing opened a general store here. "Their family and ours lived togeth er for several months, ns my fnthor had gone to war and there was not an empty house In town for the newcom ers. • When the Pershing store was open - ! Buddhist's American Experiences Rev. Mokusen Hekl, a Buddhist apostle returning lately from America to his native Japan, was given a recep tion by the Japanese Young Buddhist association. Recounting his experiences, lie told that there was a machine indicating fxactly the death rate in America at the education section In the Panama exposition. According to It, mortality ed I was old enough to accept employ ment in it, and for years I worked as a clerk for the general's father. As. I remember the Johnny Pershing of those days he was a quiet, well-be haved little boy." The elder Pershing was strict In his discipline. As the boys grew up he kept them steadily employed at useful, wholesome work. By the time John had reached his teens the family pos sessions included a 160-acre farm a mile from Laclede and there the fu ture soldier worked from spring plow ing to corn husking. "Every morning, If you were up early enough, you could see John and Jim with their teams going out to the farm." says C. C. Bigger, boyhood friend of General Pershing, now d lawyer at Laclede. "John was a worker. His father, though not unduly -severe, was strict In his requirements ; yet I never heard John complain. He always had a gen uine interest In carrying to a success ful finish every piece of work that he was directed to do. Not a Genius. "John Pershing was not a genius," continues his boyh&od friend. "He possessed a clear, analytical mind, but no better mind than thousands of other boys possess. He was clean in char acter, absolutely so, and a regular at tendant at church and Sunday school hood parties, our taffy pullings, at the Methodist Episcopal church, of which he wns a member and In which his father and mother were active workers. His parents were intensely religious. "The- traits distinguishing him from many other boys," concludes Mr. Big ger, "were those that characterized him as a tireless worker, indomitable in his purpose to perform every task set before him. And he never was tough ; he never considered it neces sary to seek questionable companions or places in order to have a good time, in the wholesouled fashion of a healthy country boy he enjoyed our nelghbor our baseball, fishing and swimming, but he i never resorted to rowdyism." Though never quarrelsome, Pershing was abundantly able to take cure of himself. His old associates proudly tell of the first term of school he taught, when he was eighteen. It was at Prairie Mound, In Charlton county. It became his duty In the course of the term to thrnsh a big boy, and he addressed himself to this re sponsibility in his usual direct and vig orous fashion. The discipline had the desired effect on the boy, but brought the hoy's father rampant to humiliate tlie young teaeher. "John was then only a boy himself, a big strong, broad-shouldered boy, but only a boy," says Captain Henley, wiili whom the young teacher hoarded Is renmrknbly higher In youth than In aged people. On one occasion he counseled his audience to come over to Buddhism and get firm faith while they are young, re-enforcing his sermon with the demonstration afforded by the death rate Indicating machine. Impressed with his speech, many ladles and gentlemen congratulated at Prairie Mound, "while his assailant old man Card, was a burly giant, fully six feet four and wildly determined to lick the young teacher. "He made It plain that nothing else would appease him. John tried to pre sent n reasonable view of the situa tion, but Card only grew more Insolent In word and gestnre. Showed Iron Determination. "Then It was, as my children re counted at the time, that John's usual ly ruddy lips whitened and his bl blue eyes narrowed to steel-gray point He stepped toward the big man ar his words had a cold precision th was truly ominous. '"You get out of this house and f these grounds and stay off as lang . I'm teacher—or ru kiu you.' "With mumbled apologies, old Card hastily backed out of the schon house." concludes Captain Henle*'^ ' and he did not trouble the yomtfierent teacher again." From other sources there is addltlo al evidence of the sturdy fiber of JoOU Pershing's courage and power of wi "John was no sissy, even If he clean and well behaved," assei I Charles R. Spurgeon, who was Pt shing's boyhood chum and his coiiegT roommate. "He was a manly, upstand ing boy. In his classes he had his lessons, and when asked to work a problem he would step promptly to the blackboard and do It in a way that proved his heart was In the work, "It was the same at college. At Kirksville Normal, where we were classmates, John was a hard-working student. He always was thoroughly interested in his class work and was always looking for vnrd to the succeed ing years In the course and the finish. "When we came home at the end of our first term I was offered a posi tion In a store, took it and, by heck. I'm clerking yet. John had a similar offer, but turned It down. " 'I'm going back to Kirksville. any way,' he said. T don't know what I'll finally do—probably be a lawyer, but Just now I'm going to stick to the school.' "The next time I saw him was when he came home the time the Lacledo post office was robbed. His father was postmaster then, and of course the loss fell upon him personally. John came home from college and turned over the remainder of his savings to hts father —gave up his college course to help the folks at home. "It wns Just then that Congressman Burrows of the old Tenth district an nounced the first competitive examina tion for the appointment of a cadet to West Point. John heard of it, saw his chance, went to Trenton and won the appointment fairly and squarely by the sheer merit of his work." him at the close, and some enthusias tic ladles "mystically kissed his hand," to Ills great consternation. Again, when ha wns the gnest of honor nt a dinner party given by a Japanophile American, a ball was Its main feature. It can be Imagined, therefore. In what an awkward plight the austere holy man found himself when some ladles Insisted upon hav ing the guest of honor for their partner In n profane gyration called a tango. —From East and West News. IDAHO BUDGET Owing to the prevalence of Spanish influenza the Child Welfare campaign at Caldwell has been indefinitely post poned. Emmett entertained the delegates to the thirty-second annual convention of the Woman's Christiun Temperance union October 8. !» and 10. The big round-up at Blackfoot last week wus a success in every way. The attendance was large and the attrac tions were well patronized. Insurance men of Canyon county met at Caldwell last week and per fected the Canyon county division of the State Insurance federation. Potato growers have been called to attend a conference In Boise in the im mediate future to learn further details of the methods to be Inaugurated this full in handling the potato harvest. Word has been received at Midvale from France, telling of the death of Private Floyd Rea vis from pneumonia. Mr. Reavis was in the June call and was In training less than a month be fore being sent overseas. A new course of training has been added to the list in Boise high school. Girls' gymnasium classes will he held regularly each Friday. There will be a class each period, so that all the girls may he accommodated. Brig. Gen. Noble of the hospital divi sion. war department, will soon visit Boise to inspect the buildings at Boise barracks and determine the feasibil ity of establishing a reconstruction and educational hospital camp there. Officials have been successful in running down another bunch of al leged cattle rustlers in the Hailey district Three me: were arrested last week. TTiey are Jesse Scoble, W. L. West and Harry Burnell. Scoble and West are ex-convicts. The Idaho Master Bakers' associa tion. through its officers. J. W. Wilson, president, and A. J. Stephan, secre tary, have entered a protest to the state food administration against the price of bread announced by Food Ad ministrator R. F. Bicknell. The Red Cross drive for Belgian re lief was responded to with a donation of 800 pounds of clothing by New Ply mouth citizens. The hospital linen shower was also a success and 118 new garments have been finished and sent In by the New Plymouth unit The body of Jack Howard, known in the Warren mining district as "Miner Jack," was found in the Sal mon river near the Riggins place. Howard Is the man for whom search was made after he had attempted to commit suicide by cutting his throat An order of the board of health made public October 10 calls for the closing of all theatres, churches and assembly halls, including also dances. Liberty loan gatherings and all gather ings of a public character, but does not Ot© for — „ Candidate for Congress. ___________________________ , , er work With Olir lines of lnisines*. I . . . Ansilllt this message to through the oapei'S of . - • have lived anion 0- YOU ,, , '7- " agoo:.,y number of years BURTON L. Ft Hk gophers on the î mais m Canyon county. While gophers have not be come a serious menace to the farmers in Canyon county, there are a greai many in some districts, and a general cleanup will be started to extermi nate them before they Increase. The government, through Dnreclor Haga, recently called for a report from Idaho manufacturers ns to the capacity of their plants and for a statement as to how much work each manufacturer can handle over and above his regular trade. The report has been made, and large orders are expected for this state In the future. With the hope of securing the estab lishment of a government sanatorium at Lava Hot Springs for the treatment of persons in the military and naval service of the United States, or who may be discharged therefrom on ac count of disability. Congressman Smith has introduced a bill appropri ating $500 000 for the construction of such sanatorium. John Doe was brought up in police court at Nampa and fined $50 for be ing drunk. When searched he had a bottle of lemon soda and a bottle of denatured alcohol on him. These liquors had bovn the cause of his drunk enness. The first da,-s attendance at the Twin Falls county fair at Filer broke all records In the four years' history of the Twin Falls County Fair associ ation. Total receipts for the day. ac cording to the report of the secretary, were $1460. Boise citizens are asked to caase whatever activities they may be en gaged in when they hear the Angelus bell ringing at 11 o'clock in the morn ing and offer up a prayer for the well being and success of our men who are righting the battle of democracy. Honor flags have been awarded to Payette. New Plymouth and Fruitland. These awards have been made, not be cause these towns were necessarily the first to achieve their Liberty loan quotas, but because the banks at these places were the first to make their of ficial reports. Good Jewe lry When you buy jewelry, it should be good in quality as well as style. Cheap, unworthy articles ©re an extravagance. Honest valuee are a good investment. Everything we show is dependable. Prices reason able. BOYD PARK MAKERS OF JEWELRY WOMAMSTRECT SALT LAK£ CITY BARGAINS IN USED CARS 5« splendid mH cars-Boicks. OUtmobflc». N* tional*-S25d to M00. Guaranteed Une dm nioniot condition-easy term* if Tintai By right parties. Write for detailed list and descrip tion. Used Car Dept.. Ri n rlalV Dodd Auto Co^ Sak Lake City EXPERT KODAK Finishing Have oar profesniona! photographer» do foot «nt.bjnr.-C LJ I pi t D C 144 Bouta Mal» Box 791. unirUiRa Salt Lake City HELP WANTED If you want •>■»»«««■ >e*m . " ""n lew barber trade- Many «mall towns need barbers; good opportunities opBO for men over draft age. Barbera in army hmrm good as officers commission. Get prepared in few weeks. Call or write. Molar Borbar College, 43 8. West Temple 8t.. Belt Lake City. MANDALAY BEST IN WINTER! Burmese Capital Known to All Whits© In India aa an Ideal Cold Weather Resort. Doubtless it will surprise a great many persons to learn that Mandalay, famed of song and story, is little more than a half century old. It was built ln 1856 by King Mindou, -who made It the capital of what was then indepen dent Burmah. Something more than 300 feet above the level of the sea, Mandalay sits tightly upon a stretch of tableland just in front of the Shan hills. The city proper extends over about flvo square miles, but the military district of Mandalay covers a more extensive area. With the British soldier, Mandalay has taken on a great deal of the char-, acter of a vacation resort. In the tor rid months of the Burmese summer the beat becomes very great, some times making the thermometer rise to 119 degrees In the shade ; but relief Is easily found In the adjacent hills. The British sanitary officers have succeed ed In exterminating all the fevers and other diseases with which the climats was once Infested. In winter—or ns near to winter as It gets—Mandalay becomes n semi para dise, for the temperature stays nt about SO degrees. Happy the British soldier who is assigned to this garri son. Like as not he sits of afternoons un derneath the shadow of the Moalmien pagoda gazing dreamily nt the flotilla© on the Irrawaddy. "Can't yon hear their paddles chunk in' from Rangoon to Mandalay?" Or perhaps he looks st the distant mountains, fabled to he so rich in ala f| baster and rabies. And very often the whole picture ns drawn by Kipling i© complete, even to the temple bells and the Burmese maiden. RANG OUT ALARM OF FIRE As Lata as Civil War Days New York Employed Bolls to Warn Citizens of Danger. j «Ä Hot longer ago than Civil w©r day© fire alarms were rung in the city ©a great bells hung In towers erected for the purpose about the town. The beU© indicated the district In which the fit© was and sometimes ■ good deal ed ground was covered in looking for a fire. The First district for instance^ in Civil war days extended from Twen ty-second street north to Yorkville and from the East river to the North. The bell ringers were constantly on duty in the towers watching for signs of a fire. An Inventory of the contents of the old Marlon street boll tower In 1865 shows the equipment then In nae. It is as follows: "One bell, weight 12.* 000 pounds; one striking apparatus, one stove, table, clock, one spyglass, one field glass, one slate and book." The fire bells of the old dty coni be heard all over the town unless gale of wind was blowing. The large© bell was in the City hall tower. It© weight was 23,000 pounds.—New York Times. Amusing Trick Is Simple. One of the most amusing tricks la fireworks is the serpent's egg trick, where a little pellet when lighted turns Into a horrible snake, many, many times the size of the pellet How awe-inspiring it Is to the youngster I Most people have no Idea what In tha world causes the snake to appear. Th© explanation Is simple. Mercury sal pho-cyanid burns with a volumlno, ash. The little pellet Is nothing mort» than some mercury sulpho-cyanid. The heat causes the ash to move off so quickly from the burning pellet that it writhes and distorts Itself Into tha shape of a miniature snake. The Social Fabric. To uphold the social system «ohms submit to uncounted tests of their con stancy. They endure physical discom fort, ennui, the peril of cold drafts and damp places, hours of weariness und moments of acute annoyance for the sake of what, to a man, is an unim portant social matter. And eve© though at times she feels that It would matter little If the whole social schema of things should perish—and that In stantly with fire and bloodshed If need be—rather than require so much od her, she stands to her colors.