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TOUCHED BY SERVICE FUG
Youngster on Brink of Disgrace Re solved to Be Worthy of Emblem Displayed in His Honor. "Why the service flag?" Is an old qnestlon. hut from one of our middle West towns comes a new answer. A wealthy family In an Indiana town had a son, who had never done anything to reflect honor on his fam family which was proud of Its famous ancestry. He didn't enlist when this war broke out, and then tried to evade the draft, but was com pelled to*)jo in a recent call. He en tered a training camp a few miles from his home town. Rules and a regular life were hard for him. Smarting under a well deserved reproof, he one night decided to desert. He slipped away from the camp and, under cover of darkness, made his way to his home In order to get his civilian clothes and better ef feet his escape. Just as he was ready to scale the front veranda of his home he noticed the service flag in one of the house's In the most conspicuous place the star* ***** rtlk *** W,th b ue star ' . ^s t0 ? " e " 4ba 4b o«8ht. «J h of"hte m n pd fnnnfr^i.TrZr ory or nls lire—a failure in, winning any of the honors his family had wanted for him. No college diploma, not even a high school one. had he re ceived—nothing except this one star in this flag had he ever let hfs people claim as his contribution to the famfly famous name. He turned back toward the sidewalk. 'They'll get to keep that honor." he told himself, "HI make it bigger, too," and he slipped back to camp, elated to find that his absence had not been discovered. iiy i WHO CAN RISE TO OCCASION Name of Man Capable of Formulating "Umbrella Regulations'* Will Live in History. With the passing of each rainy day It becomes Increasingly strange that no benefactor of the race has been prodded, gouged or spattered Into pre paring a "Manual of Umbrellas." Peo ple have been carrying some sort of protection against the rain ever since anybody can remember, yet the only thing they have really learned to do well Is to lose umbrellas. No two' persons, not even lovers, can walk un der one umbrella without getting wet, and raincoats probably were first de vised by a man who tried to carry an umbrella over his wife's hat. What excuse Is there for the person who goes through a crowded street holding an umbrella beft.e him In a charge bayonets fashion? An apology does not exactly meet the requirements after the tip of an umbrella rih has been thrust into so ne one's eye. Folded, the uknbrella Is Just as dan gerous, when some one comes plung Ing along the sidewalk holding the umbrella at an angle of about 45 de grees ahead - of him. tripping every one but himself. Then there is the person who tucks the handle under the arm, so that an Innocent person may become speared on the sharp en^ which sticks out like a 60-foot tele phone pole on a 15-foot truck. Fur thermore, wet umbrellas never were intended as partitions between seats, even at a motion-picture theater. There Is no desire to distract the best brains of the country from consider ation of war problems, but some sort of umbrella regulations are needed. Silvery Bark of the Yellow Birch. The bark of the yellow birch can be compared with nothing else. The tree Is unique among trees. The yellow birch, often better called the silvery birch, has a bark more tlnsel-Uke than that of any other tree. It seems to have been made (or campers to ad mire, or perhaps, In an emergency, to use to kindle the camp fire, says Ed ward F. Bigelow in Boys' Life. But do not allow the appreciation of the useful to overcome your appreciation of the beautiful. It Is true that the bark may thus be used for kindling, and It Is also probably true that the removal of the loose bark does not In jure the tree, but such removal Injures the besuty of the tree, as you then de prive It of its chief characteristic. The manner In which the bark breaks on the main trunk, expands and rolls back in rlbbonllke curls and strips, which long remain attached and rustle in every passing breeze, could not fail to elicit the admiration of every lover of the forest / It is noticeable that on old trunks the character of the bark is different, £8 there it Is roughened by Irregular platellke scales. In VaudevAle. Draft men coming to Camp Kearny Tecently for training decorated the rall :road cars In which they traveled with 4ill sort® of mottoes and Inscriptions. When they got there they were re quired to wash them offc However, one car got away from camp In some unexplained fashion, while these words still adorned its sides: "This is the bunch that's going to make the kaiser whistle the 'Star Spangled Banner.'" Peculiar Cause for Divorce. In a divorce case at London, Eng land, the petitioner, a lance corporaJ In the Gordon Highlanders, said his wife, an Englishwoman, refused to be seen with him on the street because she did not like him In a kilt. When he was on leave later she greeted him with "Oh, those d- kilts!" husband was granted a decree. The GET SALT FROM SEA WATER Old Method of Obtaining Necessary of Life la Still Practiced la Various Places. 1 The ase of salt for seasoning and preserving fbqds la so ancient that the eartlest written records refer to it, says a writer In Popular Science Monthly. For many centuries prac tically all the salt used by the human race was procured by the evaporation : of sea water. This method of obtaining salt is still employed in many localities where the conditions are favorable. A flat stretch of sea coast and a hot and dry climate are necessary if salt is to be got from sea water. An Ideal locality for this industry is the coast ©n the Bay of Cadis, Spain. The sea water is'allowed to collect f n shallow h«ain« barely above high water marie. As the water evaporutes the various salts contained In the sea water crystallize out and form a crust. which is removed and shoveled In small 1 heaps. There the salts undergo Amt nt * other which MD8tJtute the er P art ot ^ impurities. The edible salt crystallizes out first, while the other 8aIt8 retaln the wat ; r and f0 ^ a con^trated brine which is allowed ^ m _, .. , * lnt0 dltche8 dug for ^ M .._, .. • „ . . ** ps * Occasional ™ °°* " ore easlly 8olub5e 1 ) T ^ 2* °" anrface of th « P"«- Al thopgb , 14 6tll L containfl about 15 ** r ® f nB , " P ° rit, " '' * 8 ' 8b ' pped large quantl4lea wlthout father refln ing. NOT WISE ABOUT OSTRICHES V CfogvS 'Difficulties Seem to 8urround Scheme Devised by a Soldier Who Wants a Mascot The machine-gun sergeant at Doug las who wants an ostrich for a mas cot and Is'willing to hatch it himself If somebody will provide him,with an egg, does not know much about os triches or the task In which he pfo poses to enlist, in the opinion of the Arizona Republican. If be gets the egg and Is not otherwise restricted, he might as well be mustered out of the service. The Germans will be At peace so far as he Is concerned. He has perhaps been misled by stories he has heard of the careless, Irresponsible way In which the ostrich race is perpetuated, by the laying of the egg in the sand, where it is left to its own devices until It becomes an ostrich. That may happen In Africa, where there is plenty of sand and heat, but It will not work In the climate of Douglas, where, though there Is no lack of sand the sun cannot be count ed upon to assist In the business of incubation. The sergeant would have to go to setting. 1 Moreover, the ostrich Is a bird of slow growth. It would be a long time before one coming forth from the egg could become a potent Influence In the struggle between autocracy and democracy. By the time Jt would be In readiness to be taken to Berlin the war would be over and only historians would yet be talking about It We would' recoinmqpd sonje other kind of mascot, one of quicker though even of less sturdy and magnificent growth. Taking.the Philosophic View. "I don't see you out in your auto any more," said the first north sider to his friend. Last summer you were gone all the time; no day was too hot, no road too dusty, no storm too hard, no discomfort too great to keep you at home. "Well," mused the second, "the price of everything Is getting so high that auto riding for pleasure Is really a luxury and not a necessity, so that it was no trouble at all for me and my wife to find for the first time this sum mer that the rollds are hot and dusty, that;it is a whole lot of trouble to clean np the machine after a long ride, that It is much better to sit In yonr own rocking chair on the cool front porch at night, while the north wind fans yonr cheeks, etc., ad in. So now the car stays in the garage a great deal more, there is no wear on the tires and the mechanism is not sub jected to such strain as itAised to be, and the car will last mnch longer."— Indianapolis News. To Havo House Painted. It was a simple boyish^ letter writ ten In London by a youth 1 from Wor cester, Mass., with a little bit of news, a little bit of complaint, and a great big bit* of confidence in what he and the Americans were going to 6of but the better part by far was: "I have saved my pay for some time now, and I want to give dad a surprise by hav ing the old house painted. Won't yon please let me know how much it will cost? and I'll send you the money and leave the rest to you, but you mustn't let dad know who is paying for It" That same evening on a train, among the missing and reported as a prison er, I read the name of the aviator who wrote the letter.—The Outlook. Portable Houses Form Hospitals. The United States navy, with knock down houses contributed by the Amer ican Red Cross, has been able to erect n base hospital of 250 beds on an old estate on the Irish coast. These port able houses, ready to bolt together, solved t|ie problem of lumber short age. The hospital has a staff of 128 physicians aud attendants and main tains its own vegetable garden, dairy and poultry farm. AIR CHOPPED UP BY SHELL Aviator Mteall Describes Effect of Heavy lie Which Passed Some Hun dreds of Yards From Airplane. A British aviator who had been fly log In France since the beginning of the war told the story of meeting a ®hpll from a German 17-inch gun while he was In the air, says Popular Me Panics Magazine. was an altitude of about 6.000 feet one day and climbing higher at an ea8 T an 8 ,e - when one of those big fallows, almost at the end of Its ion ,' UlRht, came plowing .along in the op P° 8,te direction," he says. "First a dark U441e blur appeared ahead at an an * ,e of about 85 degrees above "*• At first it seemed to be coming right at me and I swerved to the left ln an Instinctive effort to dodge the threatened blow. Then a sort of dron in * hum became audible and that aound '"creased during the two or <hree Beconds that e,apsed be ^ the bl * mlMlle came pp to me and swept P* 81 14 wa8 Probably several hundred yards away at Its nearest, but the dls 1 "A few faint stirrings # of air began i to rock my machine even before the ' shell went by, but the full force of the 'air* wash' came a fraction of a second later. Then an almost solid wall V>f air pearly threw me on my beam ends and I was really hard put to it to get the reeling machine back on an even keeL For the next mile or two the air was like water In the wake of a big sidewheeler—all chopped to pieces—and the machine rocked like a springless lorry going oVer cobbles. | The air was disturbed for some sec onds after a loud roar astern had told me that the shell had come to earth." i CONSIGNED FLAG TO OBLIVION Youngsters First Burned German, Em blem and Then Solemnly Buried the Ashes In the Earth. "The war Is making a wonderful Im pression on the mind of American childhood," remarked Dr. Edgar De Wltt Jones, a Bloomington (111.) pas tor, discussing current topics with some friends the other day. Doctor Jones relates a little story about his young son, age ten, to Illus trate. In 1910 the pastor made a tour i of Europe and brought home with him | a flag of every nation visited. Occa I sionally they would be brought forth to exhibit to visitors, but for the test two years had been kept undisturbed In a box In the doctors study. One day two months ago the little son very earnestly said to his father: ''Papa, haven't you a German flag?" The pastor replied that he thought there was one in his collection, at the same time explaining to the lad that the Teutonic banner was not popular these days and was not to be exhib ited. •• 9 A Aw days later the little son whs Papa," he said, '1 u more Insistent, want that German flag; please get it out for me." "I got the boy the flag," said Doctor Jones, "and through the window of my study watched what followed. FlPbt the boy called his sister, Dorothy. Tffe .children took the flag Into the yard and with much qeremony burned ft. When It had been reduced to ashes the children carefully gathered them and put them .In a cigar box. Then they dug a little grave and burled the ashes. There Is a little mound In the yard to show where the ashes of the kaiser's colors ore resting. I have never mentioned the incident to the children and they do not know that 1 watched them."—Indianapolis News. Popular Prince. The bearing of the Prince of Wales all through the war has won him the admiration, respect and affection of the British peoples, here and overseas. We need not enlarge upon this, for every one knows that to say so is no courtly form of words. The prince will go to the overseas countries of the empire when the time comes with the unique advantage of having seen with his own eye| the shining qualities— revealed during the Ultimate test of character—of the races that make np Jhe empire. He will go, too, for his own instructipn and enlightenment, as Die king said frankly of himself last year when he foreshadowed his visit. —London Times. Used Liquor as Balt The burgomaster of Arnsberg, West phalia, Germany, having failed In all endeavors to Induce the farmers of the neighborhood to bring In supplies, placed thla advertisement In the local newspaper "This municipality will buy all agricultural products for cash at government prices. Every person who delivers 100 pounds of bread grain or 300 pounds of potatoes will receive a ticket entitling him to buy a bottle of branfly or rum at reduced prices from the municipal cellars." Within twenty four hours the cellars were empty and the residents of Arnsberg enjoyed the first square meal they had had for weeks. When to Cut Walnut Trees. Warning as to the proper time to ci£ walnut trees Is sounded In a let ter to the American Forestry Associa tion from Dr. Robert T. Morris, an authority of New York city. The black walnut Is destined to play a big part in the war and President Wilson has called upon the Boy Scouts to mark the trees. "From September to April is the time to cut these trees, says Doctor Morris, In his letter to the as sociation. "If the trees are cut at other times the roots will die. It Is v^ry Important to observe this rule to safeguard onr future timber sup P'y" V CHRISTMAS » ONLY SEVEN MORE BUSINESS DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS. WHAT HAVE YOU DONE ABOUT IT? HAVE YOU DONE YOUR SHOPPING? DON'T WAIT UNTIL THE CHOICEST SELECTIONS ARE GONE-COME TODAY AND DO THAT SHOPPING NOW. Look^Here: For these, last days before Christmas we are going to sell: All ladies' coats at. All ladies' suits at. All ladies' dresses at All ladies' skirts at .... All ladies' waists at... All ladies' furs at. ...20 per cent reduction .25 per cent redaction .20 per cent reduction .20 per cent reduction .10 per cent reduction .15 per cent reduction Here's an excellent chance to save money on the best gifts one can buy. Up to the minute Ready-to-Wear will go fast at these prices. Don't delay. Kinney Mercantile Co. Phone 37/ . "We Appreciate Your Business ft Blackfoot THIRTY POLICE WOMEN FOR WASHINGTON United S&tes Employment Service Receives a Request to Supply Re emits for the National Capital : Force. Thirty policewomen are wanted for Washington, D .C. Major Pullman, chief of police for the District of Columbia, has asked the United States employment ser vice, department of labor, to obtain the required number of recruits for his force. His experiment in em ploying Mrs. Leola N. King as traffic officer has proved a success, and now wherever most needed, he will place other women in the crowded streets to direct vehicles and safeguard life. And he has much other work for them to do. Mrs. King is the wife of Captain E. H. King of the United States medical corps, and long has been interested in social problems. . "We now have a woman's bureau In the police department," said Major Pullman. "Two sire college graduates and two have had train ing as nurses. One of my assistants is the sister of a United States sena tor and another is a woman of wealth who desires to help. Mrs. Arthur B. Springarn, who for several years lias worked for the New York probation and protective association, is head of the bureau. "No woman need apply to the United States employment office for a place in our woman's bureau wfto does not diave social conscience and a desire to help humanity. For the woman who just wants a job we have no place. I want to elevate the standard of police work, so that it will attract women of good educa toln and best ability. The'problems that confront us are often so delicate and intricate that they can be pro perly handled only by trained wo men. Police work 4 is something more than supplying a man with a club and telling him to go forth and put all the bad men in jail. Our ob ject Is prevention rather than pun ishment, and it Is because of the new appreciation of police ethics that the presence of women in police work is so neqessary. "It Is the object of the woman's bureau to handle most of the crimes committed by women or against them and to investigate conditions that place girls in danger. To this end the bureau has made a survey of con ditions in Washington. In this sur vey have been Included hotels, room ing places, boarding-houses, rest rooms, automobile services, burles que shows, dance halls, movies, parks and playgrounds. Working condi tions also have been investigated. We are co-operating with all the ex isting agenclqp In Washington that are concerned with the rehabilita tion of wayward girls. Wie have on file the record of every girl brought to our attention. The first time a girl commits larceny we are inter ested even more in the conditions that led to the commission of the crime than we are in the culprit, be cause it is only by making a study Midwinter Term Begins Jaunary 2 ONLY TWO DAYS VACATION—CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS YOU MAY ENTER ANY DAY—BEGIN NOW A good position awaits you. The greatest period of pros perity this country has ever seen is just ahead of us. Big things will happen In Idaho within the next few years. A business edu cation will enable you to grasp the best opportunities, mean success to you. Write for particulars. LINK'S BUSINESS COLLEGE Boise, Ida. B. C. BEETHAM, Prin. It will W. H. COPPEDGE, Mgr. of these conditions that we can hope to prevent a similar offense. "We have a large detention-house Lwhich we expect to remodel so as to keep Juvenile offenders apart from immoral girls. EXPLAINS DELAY •dome of the things that I shall require of the thirty policewomen whom I am asking the United States employment service to secure are to discover conditions needing correc tion, to supervise amusement places, to aid In locating runaway girls, to follow girls and warn them of dan ger, to befriend girls whose home life does not afford protection of the right sort, and to do personal work with women and girls." ♦ PAYING SOLDIERS WASHINGTON, Dec. 12.—A let ter from Brigadier-General Lord, director of finance of the war depart ment, explaining delay In paying wounded and sick soldiers, was re ceived today by Chairman Sherley of the house appropriations committee. "With but few exceptions," skid the letter, "the .enlisted men who have been returned from France have arrived in this country without service records and Without any other papers which contained a state ment of their accounts, thereby making It impossible to determine what pay, if any, was due to them. "There has been no lack of effort on the part of the war department to effect payment, at least in part, to the patients returning from over seas, but it is apparent that full pay ment can be made to these men only by accepting their own statements as to the date to which they were last paid, "the letter said adding that this had been done In some Instances while In others partial payments are being made so the men will not be without funds. General Lord said an officer has been sent to West Baden, Ind., to investigate the complaint that many due to them. It was this complaint that led to criticism yesterday in the house. ENTERTAINED Miss Eileen Younie delightfully entertained at a dancing party at the Neil Boyle home Thursday evening. Very dainty refreshments were served to the following guests: The Misses Florence Early, Lillie Jordan, Vera Robertson, Loa Martin, Marie DELINQUENT NOTICE The People's Canal & Irrigation Co., a corporation, principal place of busl ness Moreland, Idaho: ^ Notice, there is delinquent Upon the following described stock on account of assessment No. 31 levied by the board of directors, the amounts set opposite the names of the respective stockholders, as follows: _. , Name No. Shares Amt. Charles E Bates.1407 80 $ 52.00 L. M. Belnap.1804 6 £ ol ? n . p- w? er J!' ;hal . 1279 40 26.00 Patrick W. Boyle.1616 40 26.00 Elizabeth Cambell.1745 60 39.00 C. W. & M. Co.V....1319 40 26.00 Devresux Mtg. Co.; A. L. Anderson .. Edna M. Dubois .... Edna M. Dubois .... Edna M. Dubois .... Ednn M. Dubois .... Fi#d T. Dubois .... E. S. Deardorff . E. S. Deardorff . T. P. Fackrell; Aber gast 3.26 .1489 20 .1390 100 .1574 200 .1833 10 .1836 120 _1388 40 1834 20 1835 80 13.00 65.00 130.00 6.60 78.00 26.00 13.00 62.00 1442 40 26.00 Faul c o n e r; Charles Steadman .... Thomas W. Findlay .... Thomas H. Findlay .... Alonzo Fullmer . S. P. Graham . A. Qrimaud . a. S. 1471 60 1374 40 1376 35 1306 20 1690 100 1538 360 William H. Horton _1450 300 R M. Horton .1512 40 Idaho Irrigated 'Lands 39.00 26.00 22.75 13.00 65.00 235.00 196.00 26.00 Co. John H. Bond . Caldwell brothers . P. G. Johnston, C. H. Farnsworth .. 1689 120 1546 90 78.00 68.60 1309 40 26.00 James G. Johnston ....1652 10 James G. Johnston .1663 20 18.00 James G. Johnston .1627 10 Maud Konkle .1258 50 32.60 Thomas Koompln .1748 6 R Livingston Trustee: • Kennedy and Conklin 1338 80 Kennedy and Conklin 1339 120 R D. Lowe ... R. D. Lowe . R. D. Lowe ... E. R. Loy . E. R. Loy. Ed McKenna . William Novas E. E .Page . Chris Peterson Joel Rich . Joel Rich . C. C. SJostrom John Sorensen George Saltas C. A. Swope .... Thomas Townsite Co. ..1437 8 1525 60 39.00 Ralph Woodhouse .1220 10 Erastus Young _ And in accordance with law and the order of the board of dlrectors.iso many shares''of each parcel of stock as may be necessary will be sold at Moreland, Idaho, on Wednesday the fifteenth day January, 1919, to pay said assess ment, cost of advertising and expense sale. 6.50 6.60 3.90 62.00 78.00 1625 1.30 ..1760 6 3.26 .1815 40 26.00 .1458 30 19.60 .1459 40 26.00 .1236 180 117.00 .1672 200 130.00 .1789 60 39.00 .1855 120 78.00 ——.1851 40 26.00 .1853 10 6.60 .1596 40 26.00 .1370 20 13.00 .1749 2 1.30 .1842 120 78.00 6.20 John I. Watson 6.50 1774 75 48.75 H. A. BENSON, . Secretary. The Peoples' Canal & Irrigation Co. Dated December 16, 1918. adv. 22a-5m Dore ,Doris Dunn, and Messers Carr Beebe, Forrest Kennedy, Meril Boyle, ,Dorsey Stephens, John PowerB, Claude Post and Theron Carruth.