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Told by Mr*. Lynch From
Own Experience.
Providence, R. I.—"I was all ma
down in health, was nervous, had head
aches, my back
ached all the time.
I was tired and had
no ambition for any
thing. I had taken
a number of medi
cines which did me
no good. One day
I read about Lydia
E. Pinkham'a Vege
table Compound and
what it had done for
women, so I tried
it My nervousness
and backache and
headaches disappeared. I gained in
weight and feel fine, so I can honestly
recommend Lydia E. Pinkham'a Vege
table Compound to any woman who ia
sufferingaa I was."— Mrs. Adeline B.
Lynch, 100 Plain St, Providence, R. I.
Backache and nervousness are symp
toms or nature's warnings, which in
dicate a functional disturbance or an
unhealthy condition which often devel
ops into a more serious ailment
Women in this condition should not
continue to drag along without help, but
profit by Mrs. Lynch's experience, and
try this famous root and herb remedy,
Lydia E. 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
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.
mominâcup is
supposé you mak«
® cnarufe from
Jhc old-time
beverage to the
snapper cereal
.you'll be
surpnsad at its
cheering, satis
Try ©Tin
It's all
PErshihdfc Boyhood
' 0 his LÊJfEGK
« i
Commander of
G-eHGns/ efofm cf.
America's Armies
in France Early Gave
Evidence of Courage
and Power of Will.
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
• 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
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
"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
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
"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.
Owing to the prevalence of Spanish
influenza the Child Welfare campaign
at Caldwell has been indefinitely post
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.
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er work With Olir
lines of lnisines*. I
. . .
Ansilllt this message to
through the oapei'S of
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have lived anion 0- YOU
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agoo:.,y number of years
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.

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