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Jack RUey has been arrested at Soldier, charged with stealing a steer from H. F. McCarter. His blood waa placed at $1,000. Sale of the Big LoBt river irriga tion Rroject, scheduled to have been held Monday at Hailey, has been post poned until March 14. That James Haines, a veteran pros pector of the Wood river country, lost his life in a snowslide two or three weeks ago, seems certain, according to news received at Hailey. Two assistants from the mall ser vice have joined the regular force at the Pocatello station and commenced the annual weighing of mail. An im mense tonnage goes through Pocatel lo for distribution throughout Idaho. Approximately $40,000 was dis bursed last week by Receiver L. C. Wilson of the defunct State Bank of Commerce at Wallace, in the pay ment of dividend No. 8, amounting to 9 per cent, to the depositors in that institution. At a business meeting of the Ida ho State Poultry and Pet Stock as sociation, held at Boise laBt week, the final organization was effected, the by-laws presented by the Incorpora tion committee were adopted, and per manent officers elected. Major Reed, Idaho Immigration commissioner, has outlined a plan to assist the farmers of Idaho in in creasing and improving their dairy herds. His proposition is to secure high grade stock for the farmer on the partial payment plan. A bad cutting affray occurred at Pocatello as a result of an Irishman attending an Italian dance, Thomas O'Rourke and an Italian being the most seriously injured, O'Rourke re ceiving an ugly cut several inches tong in the back and in the neck. The meeting of the school trustees jf Bannock county closed on the 18tb. The attendance was far ahead of the estimate made by the leaders of the convention and the talks were upon practical phases of the wont and responsibilities of the school trustee. The women of Boise organized a chapter of the National Council of Women VoterB last week. The three main objects of the council are to ele vate and educate the women voters, and to secure legislation for their benefit. It is non-partisan and non sectarian. Harry Dietrich, chief clerk of the state game department and James Jones, who is in charge of the motion picture exhibit at the Panama expo sition in the Idaho building, have gone to the Ashton reserve for the purpose of securing pictures of the killing of elks for the teeth. Four assistant janitors and yard men are to be discharged in the in terest of economy at the state house. This conclusion was reached at a meeting of the capital commission last week. This will mean a saving to the state of $300 a month or at the rate of $3,600 a year. The contract for the construction -work on the Wise Irrigation project under which between 4,000 and 5,000 acreB of rich bench land adjoining the townslte of Middleton will be reclaimed with probably be let to J. W. Monarch of the Monarch Con struction company of Boise. Editor Scott of the Pocatello Chronicle has asked .the probate court to place Sam Hargreaves, city street superin tender t, under bond to He says that Har crltlclzed for keep the peace, greaves, whom he renting a horse to the city, made threats that he would "get" Scott. The Canyon countyTalr in 1914 will surpass all previous expositions of the county's resources and will have the united support of the entire county and adjacent territory according to speakers during an enthusiastic meet ing of stockholders of the fair asso ciation held at Caldwell last week. Senator Brady has recommended to the secretary of interior that hereaf ter the reclamation service furnish water for the 320 acre demonstration farm, heretofore maintained by the University of Idaho, on Btate land within thé Boise Irrigation project In the vicinity of Caldwell. Judge Budge of the district court at Pocatello on February 14 sentenced twenty-three men to serve terms from three months to six months In the county jail, and also to pay finea ranging from $100 to $600. Most or these cases were for illegal sale of liquor or for conducting houses of common nuisance. Marshall Langton Price, a promi nent business man of Baltimore, Md., has filed suit against Henrietta George Price in the district court at Boise, alleging that he was falsely committed to three different insane asylums in Maryland and Pennsyl vania by hia wife for the purpose of getting possession of his property. State Horticultural Inspector Ma cey la planning further changes in fais workings force in line with the consolidated recently accomplished making hia deputies seed inspectors in addition to their other duties. He hopes to also make them county hor ticultural advisers. Jh 1910 there were 422 marriages m Ada county; fn 1911, 442; in 1912. %43, and In 1903, 409. On the other hand the divorce record for the coun ty has been raised from 28 per cent of mariages performed, four years ago, to 31 per cent last year. On February 14 the Fanners' So ciety of Equity held Its state conven tion at Pocatello, with more than 250 Idaho delegates In attendance. A gyygtjtp.'tjbcS LPf de legates are also In attendance frÜBBLali, Wyoming and Montana. bringlS»be total attend ance up to about 4 Learning that the Milwaukee Mer chants & Manufacturers' asociatlon had in mind a trip the spring, the club has sent that to plr its uß ( the coast in Boifie Commercial an in»" km n u / 4 Chalef ilifc in a Suiiss Village!/ 4k A. E. MurrAy % r 5SSH : y /teifAbartnsf Chafahs * HAT happiness Is to be found some where outside himself seems to be almost universal feeling among I mankind. "Dort wo du nicht bist, dort is das Gluck." As the years I pass by, the fallacy ln it begins to • make itself felt, but each individual I has to find it out for himself in the I school of experience; nor must he hope by any argument to convince those who have not yet learnt the lesson. Thousands are now accustomed to take an an nual holiday in the Alps, but most of these, hav ing only a few short weeks at their disposal, stay at a hotel. There are, however, many—and their number ts ever increasing—who go out with their families and spend the whole season in the mountains, yet who grow weary of continual hotel life, and seek after something that shall be not only more independent but less expensive, for to many the question of expense looms larger every year. Such can hardly do better than take a fur nished chalet in the hills. There are many such to be found, and although rents tend to increase, they cannot yet be said to be excessive. Swiss have realized the fact that there is a grow ing demand for well-appointed chalets in good sit uations, so that many have recently been built and others are being adapted. Those thinking of taking such a chalet for the winter months would be well advised to see that it stands at an altitude of not less than 3,500 feet above sea level. Should it be lower there will be some risk of fogs from the plains and lakes ris ing above it, and of wet mud taking the place of firm, dry snow. It may be remarked id passing that for housekeeping purposes It is useful to choose a place within easy reach of some town such as Montreux or Interlaken, though much shopping is best done by post. If the house is large it will sometimes happen that the owner will retain a few rooms for his own personal use. In this case he will almost always be glad to give help whenever it is asked for. The average Swiss village, let it be said, does not usually provide the luxuries of a Capua, but the visitor will quickly discover where to obtain everything that he needs. He will soon find that his chalet can be managed with remarkably little servant power. "Central heating" may be called a necessity, and, in a private house where the ventilation can be proper ly attended to, it does not produce the stuffiness that Is such an undesirable feature in so many hotels. "At Rome as at Rome" is a useful motto for those who live away from their country. The Swiss peasant has his own opinions and his own way of looking'at life. Therefore, a visitor should not be angry with him when he finds that he has a fixed notion that all foreigners are semi-mil lionaires. 1* it surprising that the villagers, be ing intelligent if somewhat narrow and unedu cated, should look upon the gens de séjour who come from afar and live in nice houses, and, so far as they can see, do no work whatever, as almost Inexhaustible gold mines? They would hardly be human if they did not use their oppor tunities of making hay while the sun shines; only it rests with each visitor to see that he does not personally contribute an unreasonably large share of the hay. The dweller in hotels sees but one side of Swiss character—the outside; for though the Swiss may be business-like, he is emphatically not obsequ ious by nature. On the contrary, he Is vigorously Independent. The father of a large family will be grateful to receive any crumbs from the rich man's table, in the shape of discarded clothes for the use of his boys, provided that they are offered as from an equal to an equal, tor he is very sen sitive. But in a short time one of the boys will probably bring a basket of eggs "to thank mon sieur and madame." The writer was once asked to photograph some girls, and a few days later a message came from the children's mother: "Might she do some of the household washing free of charge in return T' That is not such a bad kind of independence! At least, it compares favorably with a variety that la to be met with, which thinks to show its independence in rough man ners, but is not above taking everything it can get without making any adequate return. Take him all round, the Swiaa peasant la an interesting and a good man to deal with. Suspicious at first, and sensitive always, he responds warmly when be is treated with tact and sympathy. One of the very first questions that occur to a possible chalet dweller Is; "Will there be plenty of congenial society, or shall we be dull?" To which the reply must be made that the amount of society depends largely on tha place selected, and Its nature on one's self. It Is always possible to ascertain beforehand the number and sise of the hotels in the village, and these may be looked upon aa a fairly reliable Index of the visiting pop ulation. Moreover, it has been the writer's ex perience that hotel keepers, far from looking askance at chalet dwellers, welcome them and willingly allow them the use of their skating rinks and toboggan runs on very moderate terms. Many chalets are now built with an open fire place in the drawing room, where cheerful wood fires may be lighted. And, let it be remembered, that tn most places, wood Is so plentiful that within a few minutes' walk of the chalet sackfuls of fir cones and armfuls of sticks and logs may be collected; nor is it possible to exhaust the supply. Yet in the daytime artificial heating can often be dispensed with. Day after day the sun shines in cloudless beauty, and it is possible to sit out on the balcony reading hour after hour. So dry Is the air that snow evaporates with the heat more rapidly than It melts, so that unless the thaw be very pronounced there is a total absence of 'slush." I-ast winter, a week of snow at the be inning of December was followed by six weeks of an « The GENTLEMEN ONE TO ANOTHER Some Little Criticism, But the Fact Remained as It Had at First Been Stated. There wae a seedy-looklng man sit-1 ting on the end of the benches in Madi son square the other afternoon aa a well-dhessed stroller came along smok Ing a cigar and took the other end. He had been seated about two minutes when the seedy man rose np and said: "Sir, you appear to be a gentleman." Jr fi A !» ï . W A Typical <ôwîsô Chalet dally sunshine. This period gave way in turn to a time when snow and frost trans formed the whole countryside into a perfect fairyland. The snow is crisp but not wef, the air keen yet not raw, and everyone comes in with the glow of health on his countenance. Though it is possible. to feel pleasantly tired in such air after a! long tramp or a big ski ing expe dition, there is never a sen sation of weariness. Here and there in a sheltered cor ner the sun will chase away the snow, and almost instantly a few stray prim roses and gentians—the forerunners of spring will burst into flower. Even in December, if the season be a mild one, they may be found. A lit tle later, fields of delicate snowflakes are common locally. With the lengthening days of February and March, when the sun, rising higher In the heavens, disperses the snow, every meadow and pasture teems with the loveliest of flowers. There seems to be no end to Nature's prodgality. Acres and acres of cowslips, of a size and richness not known to England, bloom uninterruptedly for more than six weeks. Anemones, white and yel low, large and small, thrive in the wildest pro fusion; while In the woods, fragrant daphne is followed by the wild lily of the valley. In many places the pheasant eye narcissus grows as thick as grass, and scents the while neighborhood. In deed, from a distance of ten miles, the mountain bi ihe yi/Arsfe ENGUSH HOME OF 1272 In a fold of the Kentish bills, surrounded by apple orchards and hop gardens, there stands a humble building whose wails are eloquent of the past, a writer in the London Globe says. It Is almost the only one of its kind left standing—so far as the exterior ts concerned—tn its entirety. The adjoining land was granted to one of his knights by Edward I. in 1272, and the most reli able antiquarian opinion Is In favor of the house having been built shortly after. Our knight, in the matter of building, did not despise the record of the past, for he adopted the Norman method, then dying out, of placing his living rooms on the second floor. This made for safety and the ground floor apartments were simply windowless dun geons and storerooms. In those days they built for strength, and tbe walls of Kentish rag are of great thickness, cal culated to withstand the assaults of any quarrel some neighbors, while the turret, which gives ad mittance by a stone spiral staircase to tbe living rooms above, is guarded top and bottom by mas sive oaken doors, and is lighted by oyiets through which a rain of arrows could be poured upon in truders below. The main style of the building Is that of the transition from early English to dec orated. Oblong In form, it has gables north and south, and at etther end of the long east wall Is a square projection. Ascending the stairs we find ourselves la a room, of truly noble proportions, occupying the length and breadth of this building, 21 feet by 18%, and lighted by windows east, west, north and south. It is open to the roof, which contains nearly, if not quite, ita original form, and has a fireplace and an "ambrey" or cupboard In which cooking and table requisites and aims for the poor were kept. In this "aire" or altre" the fam ily lived and worked, and here visitors and better class retainers slept. Here, perhaps, from Ihe- •<. beams supporting the roof hung the store of dried provisions for winter use. and the herbs collected by the squire's dame. „ It was here in tbe "aire" that, at even, the family cohered round tbe firelight (candles were expensive luxuries In those dnjrs) lo listen to story of battle or chase. The windows were un glazed, but glass might be fixed In tbe shutters, the iron hook for which rtill remains Oaken set ties did duty as seats by day pnd a t, resting places at night and meals were served ou a board placed on trestles—hence, perhaps, the phrase * the fes tive besrd." "Yes. I am," wae the reply. "And I am a gentleman also." Nothing more was said. The smoker smoked on and the other sat dow n and glanced at him from the corner of his eye. When five minutes bad passed he got up and said; ; "Sir, am I mistaken In supposing you | to be a gentleman?" "No, sir." : "I am glad to hear you say so. I wlah to again state the fact that I am a gentleman myself." He sat down with that and looked while the smoker drew long puff» at the '.last half of bis cigar. 1 fare* tnln utes had parsed away, when the aeedy j man, rore to Iris feet and somewhat In dignhntly said: 1 up among the branches over his head, j "Sir, I again demand to know if you are a gentleman?" 'T'm sure of It," calmly replied the other. / "Then give me some evidence of the fact." "Here It Is!" aa he held out the stub of the weed. t 11 ap® I » * ?ij -J £ *' I w J *■»! ■ h I 4 ♦ * «tr a. v A Frozen Cascade, in the Chalet Grounds "Alps" appear »■ If sprinklwn with snow, but m a closer approauh they are seen to be rove red with , narcissi So profuse are they that the hosts of visitors who carry away armfuls every day make no noticeable impression Most people have at least heard of the fields of wild narcissi that ex tend from Les Avsnts all the way Into the Gruyeres country, and many have seen them; hut not so many are aware that they may be seen In numerous other districts of the Alps, In every valley golden globe flowers grow In masses that catch and reflect the sunlight while orchids and lilies of many kinds and colors vie with each other In brilliancy A little higher up at. the melting of the snows may be found the deli cate eotdanella, most modest of flowers ; but perhaps more gorgeous than any other, at least when seen In masses. Is the gentian« verna. whose intense azure blue, spread on the vivid green of the young grass-shoots, forms a natural carpet of unsur passable loveliness. Amtd such a Paradise of flowers the Idea of an artificial garden ta un thinkable! It will sometimes hap pen that a late snowfall will occur even In April or May. The eal"t dweller may come down to breakfast and find a couple of feet of anow outside his windows While he Is breakfasting, ihe sun rushes out from be hind a neighboring ridge, and In an hour or two there is no more snow. That same afternoon roads and meadow# will be dry and flowers once more Ann and upright. Soon It becomes too hot to sit In the sun. That is the end of the whiter season. . For those who have become weary of the noise and hurry and dirt of town life, what greater change could be Imagined? It may be that there will come a moment to the chalet dweller when he will - feel, mingled with reluctance at leaving the calm life of the mountains, a certain antici patory Joy at the thought of returning once more to the crowded day# of city life. Hut what of that? It only means that the spell has worked —that the cure la complete. •egBw.-fr / wr efr e-„, eSrot«.' i mm 1 ,.c IP -a Frozen fountain From the hall a doorway gives admittance to one of those square chambers already noticed as built on the ends of the east wail. It Is the "lord's chamber," the sleeping room of the worn en and children. Tbe walls are thick and lancet silts, high above reach, let In a dim light by day, while the shutter hooks, still tightly wedged In (he wall, show bow jealously the retreat was guarded by night. It waa th# Inner sanctum, the most protected part of the bouse, where those dearest to th# knight found refuge In troublous days and children obtained privacy from the more public life of the ball. The other projecting room throws further light on the dispositions of our knight. A soldier, a domestic man, a man of taste, he was also a man of religion. For this room, a little larger than the lord's chamber. Is the chapel, tt has s long, narrow, early English window, and two smaller ones, and retains on window arch and piscina tracery of much architectural beauty. TH! POWER OF MELODY. "Do you think that mualc exercises aa elevat ing Influence?" "Not always," replied Senator Sorghum, "I have known some mighty good men to be de feated because they couldn't afford to hire enough brass bands."—Washington Star. A HOPELESS MINORITY. "The trouble with Tibbie la that ha tehee him self too seriously." "Ton mustn't blame Tibbie for that, tltude is in tturaiature of a proteat " "1 don't understand." , .."Everybody else takes him for a fool." His ab THEIR WAV. "The high coat of living ought not to affatri prima donnas." "Why not?" "Can't they get everything for a song*" SEEM8 LIKE IT. "Don't schools sometimes commit practical bulls?" "How so?" "Why, they finish their scholars with a com mencement." I ïalOli^EÏÎÎ, Üeman could not he mkttake r, tt , an , other gentleman Verv good sir very good; but next time he Sre* of a gem tleman and don't smoke tbe stub so dosef-New York Press " to l juat Wld and talk Into our furnace -domer rille Journal "Ah! Exactly Stepping Supply ef Hot Air. Mrs. Waggle«—Were you rod# that Ilf# insurance Mr. Waggles—Why. no! him I wished he would go down relier For Handu Bous and Girls ,to Make and Do - '»♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦ »««»»««♦« ♦ » ♦ ♦ ♦4 (Ctwrnahi in a K**tr iuiu By A. NEELY HALL. ! A Wtih th« odds and ends to be found sbout the house a boy ha* material for making a great variety of Intereating SIMPLE SPINNING TOPS topa The top shown tn Fig I la a splen did a pinner It Is made of a pencil, I a cone shaped piece cut from a spool, and an empty shoe-polish can The dotted line In Fig 3 Indicates how the 1 end of the pencil sticks through s hole ! In the shoe polish can, then through ! the hole tn the rone shaped piece of spool. The pencil point should be blunt. Fig. 7 shows how the cone shaped piece ts rut from a thread «pool. First saw the spool Into | halves, and then, with a sharp jack knife, taper one half from the end down to a point at the center. The hole through the polish can must be located tn the exact center to make the top balance properly. To find the center place the box bottom down upon a piece of paper, and w'th a pencil mark * line around It. Cut the paper along the circle That will give you a piece of the shape and als« of the ran bottom Fold the piece in half, then In half again the other way (Fig. 4). Open It up, and the intersection of ihe two folds, in dtcated by dotted lines In Fig 3, will be the exact center. With the center located, place the piece of paper upon 1 ?.. \ y \ .. • - t ' t - - v. A 3 first the bottom then the top of the can, and punch a hole through the center of It and the can with Ihe point of a large nail, increase the site of the hole enough eo It will admit the pencil point. This top Is spun In the manner shown in Fig t. Hold the pencil be tween your hands, with pslms to gether, and slide your hands bsck and forth. This will twirl the pencil In one direction, then In the opposite Twirl Ihe top In this way for a sec ond or two. Then release It so aa to cause It to drop square upon Its point upon a level wood surface. The top shown In Fig 5 presents a curious appearance while spinning, the spiral design upon lia disk seem Ing to change Ita form aa It revolves A pencil, a cone shaped piece cut from a spool, and * cardboard disk are required for this top. Fig. t shows the pencil fitted Into the piece of spool, and Fig, T shows bow tbe con »shaped piece Is cut from a spool The spiral design In Fig 8 ts of Just the right site for the disk. Cut it nuf along Ha outer edge, mount II upon a piece of heavy cardboard, trim tbe cardboard even with Its edga, and pierce a hole through the center for a 9 T 5 « tbe pencil to run through Glue the dish to the cone-shaped piece of spool Spin this top In the manner described tor (fa* top shown In Fig 1. Wheels from a worn-out alarm clock make splendid small spinning tops They may be spun upon a piece of cardboard held In (be hand, and by tilling the cardboard Jus! right It la pcHKibie with practice lo make them glide over th* surface la any direction By drawing a track upon a pi*«# of cardboard, w!ih an opening on on* «id*, great fnn may b* bad by start j Ing the top In the center, and then • tilting the cardboard *«> a* to can«* tbe top to «pin through th* opening on the track, and around the track i A Mark«d similarity. , ' if 12 pe rwot»# were to agree to dm* tjfhÉMHtflÀI* gfiiW ►. » fig»ty# e »it j»* ..V.,.,,. , h „ ' ,, „ ' rt*« 4 ** 3 ^ Z ,L n at tha rate of on* » i STJ?*? than 1.745.000,600 filacers, before they could get throagfa all the possible hr j rangements in which they could place j themselves." * "Yep'" «carted Uncle t*«py#. "That would be nearly aa many ways aa » j small boy rearranges himself during a [ fer , »rmon "—Judge. By DOROTHY PERKINS. A GIRL'S HOMEMADE TELEPHON! This Is not the hind of telephone the big buys «nahe No. indeed, that hind would be entirely too difficult for • girt to undertake, and It would be no belter aa a play telephone than tha A. / \V I ijè f a 'JtZ simple one 1 have described and tllu* trnü-il for you below. This téléphone outfit will not carry a message a long distance 'Us trus, but It will work splendidly from on« mom to another, or from your bous« to th« house nest door, and that Is plenty far «Dough toy play telephoning. There must be two telephone«, ol course, on« for your chum lo us«, and the othet for yourself Th« telephone Instruments are very Simpl«. Kack I* made out of a tin can, and you talk la to and listen from th« same tin can A one-pound corn can, or a can of •quai six«, should b« obtained for each Instrument A tomato can will do, but it la rather targe and awkward to hold, and therefore will not serve the purpose as well. If you wilt examine the ends of a preserve can, you will discover that one end la smooth while Ihe other end la not. The smooth end Is th# bottom, and the other end. the top, has a hole cot to Us ceatet and s piece of Ue soldered over that hols. This end of the tutu, with tha center piece of tin removed forms a splendid mouthpiece for our telephone The center piece of tin Is easily rw moved All you have to do Is place the eon, with this end down, tn the flame of a gas burner for an instant, to melt tha solder, and the piece wilt drop out Hold the can on the end of a large kitchen spoon then yon will not burn your fingers. Tha ragged edges of the "opened" end of Ihe can should also be removed, sad the eas iest way to do this Is by holding the can In tha flame of a gas burner until 4% 4 * Ntgrjr the solder which holds the end is place has melted, when a tew tape upon Ihe edge«, with a kitchen spoon. will cause the cat end to drop «HI. trig 4.) The end of Ihe can having the full opening rnuct be covered with paper A piece or the tough brown paper now so generally used for wrapping paper la good covering material. Dampen the paper, then stretch a piece of U over the end of the «ma, bring tha edge# down over the aide of the eaa. and bled them securely with half a dozen or eo turns of thread (Ftg 8» When the paper has dried It ahoald ha aa tight aa a drum bead Heavy linen thread thou 14 ha used tor the telephone "wire " Carefully pierce a bote through the exact aa» 1 er of the drum hand ef each tele phone instrument with a pin, slip aa end ef tha thread through this hate sad make a knee large enough aa tt »Its mat gfttii »it Pun fit k&ot cImmi A chair maheti aa eseelieal lai» li like a real te le p ho ne booth, by fae tenlag a aide stieb ta each aide ef the chair, binding Its lower md ta a from leg with string then ex (end ing a sheet or other pie«!« of cloth from tbeee chair bach, and fastening a piece ovuf the top A nocher p iece of cloth, ta» £ ■U f I ri««. co.. e teoed lo th# edge ef the top covering, m» drop down oyer the bach, will eut» ptote the t*i# phone booth. Ft* l show* how the telephone "wire" le fastened to the chair hack with a short piece of siring. Wherever yoe make a turn with th* L.road. th* thread mast he kept from couching *»f object by supporting It ts h smbL lav manner.