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Telephone: Office and Residence, 196
8 a. m.
7-8 p. m.
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Residence and Hospital One Block
West of High School
Res. Phone 43
The Only Graduate and Licensed
Veterinarian In Lincoln County
DR. L. G. PHILLIPS
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Office In First National Bank Bld g
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HARLAN Ü. HEIST
ATTORNEY - AT - LAW
A General Law Practice In State and
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TELEPHONE 80 JEROME. IDAHO
North Side Construction Conip'y
DR. P. F. GREEN
Rooms 7 mol M
H. P. CARLS EN
ifflee: Morris Livery Barn. Phone 109
M When «ummer complaint
M !• prevalent—when the baby
W ha* colic—when cow'* milk ran- ^
f not l*e (Spendet! On — then if you 1
try Goal Milk you will never go
back lo the old baby foods.
(vertlso in our columns. It pays
Jerome hardware Company ^
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loes This Saving
ook Good to You?
iel is high — here is a way to gain big fuel
anomy and a perfectly heated home. Why not
ye the gas half of the coal wasted by all other
jves, with the fuel saving
le's Original Hot Blast
THEY'RE NEEDING HHOEH
Old Hlndy Is retreating and his
troops are on the run; the kaiser's
was fleeting—'bout that
place up in the sun;" the Yankee's
husky kickers are stepping on their
heels; when they prod 'em with their
stickers each bloomin' Hlenle squeals
But It's hard for Yanks to sight 'em,
as they rampse toward the Rhine—
Old 'illndy thunders "Fight
'em," the Hientes holler "Nein." So
they keep right on a going and It's
bosches out of Belgium In the rain
and mud and sleet. Their shoes are
getting shabby, they are leaky and
they're ripped, and
have some new
they've got to
Then it's up to
you, my brother, and it's up to me
as well to hunt some joint or other
where War Stamps is what they sell
—if we don't the Yanks will shiver
and some perhaps will freeze,, for
there's nothing chills their liver like
that blasted Belgium breeze,
the money we are spending for these
War Stamps every
clothe and feed our soldiers while
waltz right up and buy 'em, it's the
only way to show that we love our
scrapping laddies more than we love
brutes are whipped.
day that will
This greeting, then,
I'm sending, In this rotten Junk I
run—(and by durn you've got to
read it till your duty you have done)
—Wheu you buy those blessed War
Stamps then we'll
news that you're parting with your
boodle so the Yanks can have some
—Earl Wayland Bowman.
NEWSPAPER AID APPRECIATED
Lincoln County Times,
Dear Mr. Editor; As the United
War Work Campaign draws
close I have been asked by Mr. Ly
man L. Pierce, western department
campaign director, to express to you
his appreciation of the valuable
slstance your newspaper has render
Never before In the history of this
country has a drive for funds been
so dependent upon the newspapers
With the speaking
program virtually eliminated because
of influenza conditions, with schools
In most sections closed, with public
gatherings forbidden, the only meth
od of getting our message to the peo
ple has been through the newspa
We feel that we owe the loyal, pat
riotic. unselfish newspapers of the
west our gratitude and thanks, and
tn behalf of Mr.
Pierce, and the
members of the executive committee
In t^e western department I want
to express to you our deep apprecia
tion for all you have done to make
this campaign a success. I am,
Very sincerely yours,
F. F. RUNYON,
Director of Publicity, United War
Work Campaign, Western De
Building bridges under fire, the
greatest ordeal that the army engi
neers of other campaigns were sub
jected to. bids fair to go out of fash
ion. In future a regiment going across
a stream will. If a recent Invention
meets with approval, merely wade into
the stream and drift across, meantime
utilizing both hands to manipulate Ills
The new Invention Is a sort of glori
fied "water wings" arrangement and
la adapted to the fording of deep
streams without the necessity of
bridge building. The encircling buoy
I» blown up by the soldier. It holds
him upright In the water with his
shoulders anil anna clear of the sur
face. in experiments recently con
ducted a man made several bull's
eyes on a target 300 yards away while
floating across the stream.
STEADIER HOG MARKETS PLANNED
Hog Producers and Packers Confer With Repre
sentatives of the Food Administration and
Agricultural Department and Adopt
New Plan of Regulation.
In accordance with the policy of the Föod Administration since Its founda
tion to consult representative men In the agricultural Industry on occasions
of Importance to special branches of the Industry, on October 24 there was
convened In Washington a meeting of the Live Stock Subcommittee of the
Agricultural Advisory Board and the special members representing the twine
Industry to consider the situation In the hog market.
The conference lasted for three days, and during this time met with the
executive committee of the fifty packing firms participating In foreign orders
for pork products and with the members of the Food Administration dirlbUng
foreign pork purchases.
The conclusions of the conference were us follows;
The entire marketing situation has
so changed since the September Joint ]
conference as to necessitate an entire
alteration In the plans of price stabi
lization. The current peace talk has
alarmed the holders of corn, and there
has been a price decline of from 25
cents to 40 cents per bushel. The fact
that the accumulations of low priced
corn in the Argentine and South Afri
ca would, upon the advent of peace
and liberated shipping, become avail
able to the European market has cre
ated a great deal of apprehension on
I he purl of corn holders. This decline
has spread fear among swine growers
that a similar reduction In the prices
of hogs would naturally fojlow. More
over, the lower rouge of corn prices
would. If incorporated In a 13-to-l ra
tio, obviously result lu a continuously
fulling price for live hogs. In view
of these changed conditions many
swine producers anticipated lower
prices and as a result rushed their
hogs to market In large numbers, and
this overshipment lias added to and
aggravated the decline.
The information of the Department
of Agriculture Indicates that the sup
ply of hogs has Increased about 8 per
cent, while the highest unofficial esti
mate does not exceed 15 per cent, in*
creased production over lust year. On
the other hand, the arrival of hogs
during the lust three weeks In the
seven great markets has been 27 per
cent, more than last year, during the
corresponding period, demonstrating
the unusually heavy marketing of the
available supply. In the face of the
excessive receipts some puckers have
not maintained the price agreed last
month. On the other hand, many
of the packers have paid over the
price offered to th >m In an endeavor
to maintain the agreed price. The re
sult In any event has been a failure
to maintain the October prtce basis
determined upon at the September con
ference and undertaken by the pack
ers. Another factor contributing to
the break In prices during the month
has been the Influenza epidemic ; It
has sharply curtailed consumption of
pork products and temporarily de
creased I lie labor staff of the puckers
about 25 per cent.
The exports of 130.000.000 pounds
of pork products for October com
pared with about 52,000000 pouuds
In October a year ago, and the
export orders plaoenble by the Food
Administration for November, amount
to 170.000,000 pounds as contrast
ed with the lesser exports, of
08,000.000 for November, 1917. The
Increased demands of the allies are
continuing, and are In themselves |
proof of the necessity for the largo
production for which the Food Admin
istration asked. The Increase In ex
port demands appears to he amply
sufficient to take up the Increase In
hog production, but unfavorable mar
ket conditions existing In October af
ford no fair Index of the aggregate
supply and demand.
It must be evident that the enor
mous shortage In fats In the Central
Empires and neutral cour 1 s would
Immediately upon peace renaît In ad
ditional demands for pork products
whieh, on top of the heavy shipments
to thg Allies, would tend materially
to Increase the American exports, In
asmuoh ns no considerable reservoir of
supplies exists outside of the United
States. It seems probable that the
present prospective supplies would be
Inadequate to meet this world demand
with Ihe return to peace. So far as It
is possible to Interpret this fact. It ap
pears that there should be even a
stronger demand for pork products
after the war, and therefore any alarm
of hog producers as to the effect of
ponce Is unwarranted by the outlook.
tn the light of those circumstances
It Is Ihe conclusion of the conference
that attempts to hold the price of hogs
to the price of corn may work out to
the disadvantage of pork producers
it Is the conclusion that any Interpre
tatlon of Ihe formula should he a
broad gauged policy applied over a
long period. It Is the opinion of the
conference that In substitution of the
previous plans of stabilization the
Live Stock Subcommittee of the Agri
cultural Advisory Board, together with
the specially Invited swine represent«
lives, should accept the Invitation of
the Food Administration to JoUi with
the Administration and the packers In
determining the prices at which con
trolled export orders are to be placed.
This will be regularly done. The In
fluence of those orders will be directed
to the maintenance of the common ob
price of live hogs do as to secure as far
It Is possible Mr reiurus te the
tht* stabilization of the
producer and the Insurance of
quute fut.ure supply,
These foreign orders
upon the basis of cost of hogs to the
As the result of long negotiations
he 1 ween this body and the Packers'
Committee, representing the 45 to 5Ü
packers participating In foreign or
ders, together with the Allied buyers,
ul! under tHe Chairmanship of the
Food Administration, the following un
dertaking has been given by the pack
In view of the undertakings on the
part of the Food Administration with
regard to the co-ordinated purchases
of pork products, covered In the at
tached. It is agreed that the packers
participating In these orders will un
dertake not to purchase hogs for less
than the following agreed minimums
for the mouth of November, that Is a
dally minimum of $17.50 per hundred
pounds on average of packers' droves,
excluding throw-outs. "Throw-outs"
to be defined as pigs under 130
pounds, stags, boars, thin sows and
lurther, that no hogs of any
kind shall be bought, except throw
outs, at less than $16.50 per hundred
pounds. The average of packers'
droves to be construed as the average
of the total sales in the market of all
hogs for a given day.
to be tmsed on Chicago.
We agree that a committee shall be
appointed by the Food Administration
to check the dally operations In the
various markets with a view to super
vision and demonstration of the
log out of the above.
All the above
The ability of the packers to
out this arrangement will depehd on
there being a normal marketing of
hogs bused upon the proportionate In
over the receipts i
The Increase In productioi
if last year.
be a maximum of about 15 per cent,
and we can handle such an Increase.
If the producers
they have tn the past few weeks, pre
maturely market hogs In such Increas
ing numbers over the above It is en
tirely beyond the ability of the pack
ers to maintain these minimums, and
therefore we must have the
tlon of the producer himself to main
tain these results.
f hogs should, as
It Is a physical
Impossibility for the capacity of the
packing houses to handle a similar
over-flood of hogs and to find a market
for the output,
tous to co-operate with the producers
In maintaining a stabilization of price
and to see that producers receive a fair
price for their products.
The puckers arc an\
THOS. E. WILSON.
Chairman Packers' Committee.
The plan embodied above was adopt
ed by the conference.
The Food Administrator has appoint
ed a committee, comprising Mr. Thomas
chairman of the Pack
ers' Committee; Mr Everett Brown,
president of the Chicago Livestock Ex
change ; Major Hoy of the Food Ad
ministration. Mr. Louis D. Hall of the
Bureau of Markets, to undertake the
supervision of the execution of the
plan In the various markets. Commis
sion men are asked to co-operate In
carrying out the plan embodied In the
packers' agreement. It must be evi
dent that offers by commission men to
sell hogs below the minimum estab
lished above Is not fair, either to the
producer or the participating packers.
Mr. Brown has undertaken on behalf
of the commission men In the United
States that they will loyally support
It Is believed by the conference that
this new plan, based as It Is upon a
positive minimum basis, will bring bet
ter results to the producer than aver
age prices for the pionth. It does not
limit top prices and should narrow
the margins necessary to country buy
ers In more variable markets. It Is
believed that the plan should work out
close to $18 average.
Swine producers of the country will
contribute to their own Interest by
not flooding the market, for It must be
pvldenMhat If an excessive over per
rentage of hogs Is marketed In any
one month price stabilization and con
trol cannot succeed, and It Is certain
that producers themselves can contrt
bute materially to the efforts of the
conferences If they will do their mark
eting In as normal a way as possible.
The whole situation as existing at
present demands a frank and explicit
assurance from the conferees repre
sented—namely, that every possible
effort will be made to maintain a live
hog price commensurate with swine
production costs and reasonable sell
ing values In execution of the declared
policy of Ihe Food Administration
to use every agency In Its control to
secure Justice to the farmer.
The stabilization methods adopted
for November represent the best ef
forts of the conference, concurred la
by the Food Administration and th*.
Livestock Subcommittee of the Agri
with special swine members and the
representatives of the packers, to Im
prove the present unsatisfactory situ
ation, which has unfortunately result
ed because of the Injection of uncon
We ask the producer to co-operate
with us In a most difficult task.
The members of the Conference
were : -
H. C. Stuart. Elk Gar
den, Va.,' Chairman Agricultural Ad
visory Board; W. M. McFadden, Chi
cago, III. ; A. Sykes, Ida Grove, la. ;
John M. Evvard, Ames, la. ; J. H. Mer
cer, Live Stock Commission for Kan
sas ; J. O. Brown, Morion, Ind. ; E. C.
Brown, President Chicago Livestock
Exchange; N. H. Gentry, Sedalla. Mo.;
John Grattan. Broomfield, Colo. ; Eu
gene Funk, Bloomlngtou, III.; Isaac
Lincoln, Aberdeen, S. D. ; C. W. Hunt,
Logan, la.; C. E. Yancey, W. R. Dod
Food Administration—Herbert Hi
ver, F. S. Snyder, Major E. L. Roy, «4.
Department of Agrlcultur
D. Hall, F. R. Marshall.
The packers present and others
sharing In foreign orders were repre
sented by the elected packers' commit
tee. Those represented were;
Packers—Armour & Co., Chicago,
III. ; Cudahy Packing Co., Chicago, HI. ;
Morris & Co.. Chicago, Ill.; Swift A
Co., Chicago. III. ; Wilson A Co., Chlcn
go. III.; John Agar Co.. Chicago. III.:
Armstrong Packing Co.. Dallas, Tex. ;
Boyd Dunham & Co., Chicago, III. ;
Brennan Packing Co., Chicago, HI.;
Cincinnati Abattoir Co., Clnclnnali,
O. ; Cleveland Provisions Co, Cleve
land, O. ; Cudahy Bros. Co, Cudahy.
Wls. ; J. Dold Packing Co., Buffalo, N.
V. ; Dunlevy Packing Co, Pittsburg
Pa. ; J. E. Decker A Sons, Mason City
la. ; Evansville Packing Co, Evans
ville, Ind. ; East Side Packing Co, Last
St. Louis, III. ; Hammond Standish &
Co.. Detroit, Mich. ; G. A. Hormel &
Co., Austin, Minn.; Home Packing &
Ice Co, Terre Haute, Ind. ; Independ
ent Packing Co., Chicago, III.; Indian
apolis Abattoir Co, Indianapolis. Ind ;
International Provision Co, Brooklyn.
N. Y. ; Interstate Packing Co, Winona,
Minn.; Iowa Packing Co, Des Moines
la.; Powers Begg Co., Jacksonville.
Ill. ; KIngan A Co, Indianapolis, Ind. :
Kray Packing Co, St. Louis, Mo. : Lake
Erie Provision Co, Cleveland, O. : Lay
ton Co, Milwaukee. Wls. ; Oscar Mayer
Bro, Sedgwick and Beethoven
streets. Chicago, Ill.; J. T. McMillan
Co.; St. Paul, Minn.; Miller A Hart.
Chicago, Ill.; J. Morrell A Co, Ottum
wa, la.; Nuckolls Packing Co, Pi el do,
Colo. ; Ogden Packing and Provision
Co., Ogden, Utah ; Ohio Provision Co,
Cleveland, O. ; Parker Webb A Co, De
troit, Mich. ; Pittsburg Packing and
Provision Co, Pittsburg, Pa. ; Rath
Packing Co, Waterloo, la.; Roberts A
Oake, Chicago, III. : Rohe A Bros, New
York City ; W. C. Routh A Co, Logaus
port, Ind. ; St. Louis Ind. Packing Co,
St. Ia>uls. Mo. ; Sinclair A Co, T. M
Cedar Rapids, la. ; Sullivan A Co, De
troit, Mich.; Theurer-Nortou Provision
Co, Cleveland, O. ; Wilson Provision
Co, Peoria, Ill. ; Western Packing and
Provision Co, Chicago. III. : Charles
Wolff Packing Co, Topeka, Kan.
WEEKLY 1NDU8TRLAL REVIEW
Boise is to have a "little theatre."
Meridian.—Seven acres of red clo
ver brings $1900.
Boise.—Big spud crop reported.
One farm averages 300 sacks to acre.
Moscow—Work to start %n $7000
Y. M. C. A. building for university.
Corona Mining company incorpor
ated. To operate in Bay Horse Dis
trict of Custer county.
Nampa.—Five carloads of honey,
valued at $40,000, shipped to mar
stock cars of sheep shipped east.
Lewiston—Mutual Creamery com
pany Improving plant at cost of llîft |
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Lewiston—Apple harvest ends
hereP'' Total output about seventy
Carey—Construction of huge con
crete multiple arch dam and distri
buting canal system planned here.
First unit to cost 7600,000.
Carey—plans tor establishment of
large sugar beet seed plantation of
26,000 acres under way.
Meridian—$9,000 monthly paid
farmers by co-operative cheese fac
tory for milk.
Wallace—Sherman Lead Co, In
corporated for $876,000.
tion organized here.
Moscow—Movement started to se
cure a state highway from Moscow
to connect with Lewiston hill high
-National Potash corpora
men and farmers organize to plan
$2,000,000 packing plant at Lewis
-Idaho county stock
siderable lead ore for Tarbox.
Boise—Company formed to push
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Fraaers-Fence Co. Phone 80.
John Shaw, Prop.
Draying and Transfer
Office at W. D. Baker Tailor Shop
We an always In the market with
highest rush prices to offer for yout
Now located opposite
R. K. Morris A Son Livery.
Everything in Bread
Complete line of Candies
Special Orders for Fancy Pastry
given prompt attention
J. B. Plerie,
Just a Ltttle Better than the Rest
Next Door to Bakery.
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