EVENING : CAPITAL NEWS
AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER.
MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED FREES
Published Every Afternoon and Sunday Momln* at Boise. Idaho, a
25.000 People by
THE CAPITAL. NEWS PUBLISHING COMPANT. LIMITED.
RICHARD STORY 8HERIDAN.
Entered at the Foot Office at Boise. Idaho, as Second-class Matt Matter.
Phones—Business Office, 234; Editorial Rooms, 234; Society Editor, 1201-J.
BOISE, IDAHO, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1012.
"Oh, I would amputate my head, if I possessed a cleaver or
tomahawk or handsaw," said the victim of hay fever. His nose was
colored so the hoys mistook it for a beacon; profaucly he kept up a
noise that scared the village deacon. "I am so weak, he sadly sighed,
"that I can scarcely totter; my face Is though It had been fried, my
eyes are running water. And every place 1 go I hear the politicians
storming; they're pointing ^uit the evils here, and things that need
reforming. I've heard of many public woes, but I have heard no
duffer suggest a remedy for those.'who from hay fever suffer. The
remedy's as plain as day, and might be used tomorrow; for congress
should abolish hay. and thus relieve our sorrow. If government were
managed right, we'd all be halo and hearty. Hay fever victims! Let's
unite and start the Big Sneeze party!" Alas, our poor old government!
It always needs a licking! There'll always be much discontent, pro
testing, roaring, kicking. Liu 11 the last sort headed man his native
sod is under, let government do what It can, it's bound to catch
• Copyright, 1312 by George Matthew Adams.
FOR THE STATESMAN TO ANSWER.
Still to the Statesman: Do you desire the return of
Senator Borah to the United States senate and to that end
will you support the Republican legislative ticket in Ada
county as that ticket now stands. pledged to vote for
You know, as well as we know, that there are many
voters who believe that you are really opposed to Senator
Borah and the legislative ticket in this county but that you
do not dare to say so because of your fear of public senti
ment here, and that on the contrary you do not dare to say
openly and frankly that you do desire his re-election and
will support him and the Republican legislative ticket.
BECAUSE CERTAIN WELL UNDERSTOOD AND
POWERFUL INTERESTS IN THIS CITY WILL NOT
PERMIT YOU TO DO SO.
Are we right about it, or will you come out and tell us
which way you stand, IF YOU DARE to take any open
position at all? _
A WORTHY OFFICIAL ACT.
Secretary of State Gifford is entitled to great com
mendation for his determination not to deprive a largo
number of the people of the state of an opportunity to vote
for a ticket of their choice. Mr, Gifford is a candidate to
succeed himself upon the Republican ticket. He knew
that the filing of the Progressive party ticket meant at
least grave danger of his defeat.
It is true that his refusal to accept the nomination cer
tificates might have been construed to his detriment in
the campaign, hut he could have defended himself behind
the advice given him by the attorney general and, per
haps, would not have suffered much fi*om that reason, but
he did not do so. He refused to take the doubtful action
which would have deprived the people of their rights, but
he resolved alPdoubt in their favor.
It takes a big man to do that under the circumstances
and Mr. Gifford did it. Whatever the result of the elec
tion contest Mr. Gifford has established his worth as a
public official. Jt is too bad that he has east his fortunes,
or that they have been cast, in political company that is
not as good as he is and that cannot be accepted.
EFFORTS TO STAMPEDE VOTERS FAIL.
A close observer of the present campaign can certainly
find some sources for amusement. Take for illustration
the second effort of Chairman Hilles —or is it the third ?
•—to announce the turning of the tide toward Taft.
About ten days or two weeks ago formal announce
ment was made that the Roosevelt wave had reached its
crest and was receding and a Taft wave was on the way.
The announcement fell flat for the reason that the Roose
velt wave kept growing in volume and power so that it was
plainly and manifestly impossible to make any impression
upon the people.
On Sunday of this week Chairman Hilles reached Chi
cago and the occasion was seized upon to send out the an
nouncement another time that the Roosevelt wave had
reached its crest and was receding while all voters were
turning to Taft. "The Taft sentiment among manufac
turers, storekeepers and tradespeople generally is unmis
takable and outspoken," says Hilles.
Then every little Jim Crow Taft organ in the country
took up the cry. "Taft sentiment is growing," they
echoed. But like former attempts this effort will fail,
simply because the people know that it is not true. Imme
diately following the dishonest Chicago convention the
same people declared that there would be nobody at the
Roosevelt convention except Roosevelt himself, but it was
the most largely attended and most enthusiastic conven
tion ever held. Then the announcement was made that
nobody would take up with the movement which was
nothing but a sorehead bolter's movement, but the people
everywhere shouted for Roosevelt. For a time, the people
seemed to be sort of paralyzed in this state. They knew
what they wanted but there were no leaders and nobody to
direct them and they began to wonder if, aftef all, they
would not be compelled to accept the same old Hobson's
choice between the two old parties, but soon leaders, inex
perienced in politics but zealous and earnest just the same,
sprang up, atad about the time the Republican paper
declaring that Roosevelt sentiment was waning the
waning they real
ized all at once that right here m Idaho it must be recog
nized as a certainty that Roosevelt will carry the state.
Then they began to declare there was no demand for
a state ticket in this state but that a ticket with Roosevelt
electors was all that would be necessary or advisable in
- But petitions were sent out and the woods arid valleys,
ranges and farms were found filled with people who had
not voted at the primaries anxious and willing to certify
the demand for a state ticket. Thus it comes about that at j
this very next; effort to show that the progressive senti
ment of the state and nation has worked itself out, these
same Republican newspapers have awakened to a realiz
ation that there is even a stronger demand for Progressive
state ticket in Idaho than there was for a Progressive
electoral ticket and that Haines and the balance of the
Republican state ticket have no more show of winning in
Idaho than has Taft.
AVe wonder when these old Rip Van AVinkle Republi
cans will wake up and ascertain that a century or so has
slipped ahead of them?
Unprincipled campaign methods entirely fitting the
advocacy of a man whose domination was stolen have ap
parently been adopted by some one connected with the
Republican campaign in this state. In a number of the
newspapers of the state during the past week has ap
peared a quotation accredited to the Capital News which
places this newspaper in the attitude of declaring un
worthy motives back of the organization of the Pro
gressive party in this state. The quoted part is a portion
of au argument editorially in this paper which was refut
ed in the latter portion of the editorial, so that a portion
of the article which, taken as a whole, constituted a com
plete defense of the Progressive party in Idaho, has been
put to the use of making it appear to the people of the
state that the Capital News said directly the contrary of
what it did say. The quotation must have been sent out
from Republican headquarters, else it would not have ap
peared simultaneously in so many of the weekly papers of
The Capital News was similarly misused during the
primary campaign when an article purporting to be from
this paper was printed extensively throughout the state
praising and supporting Addison *T. Smith for congress,
when as matter of fact the Capital News never at any time
spoke favorably of his candidacy. In that instance we
are constrained to believe that Mr. Smith himself was
imposed upon and adopted the supposed quotation and
credit from some other newspaper that had wrongfully
We can conceive of no excuse for the present mis
quotation of this paper other than a desire deliberately
to distort its utterances and thereby to deceive the peo
ple. If this be not the case we-trust we shall have no occa
sion for future compl aint- _ '
In Hon. John M. Haines tho people of Idaho will find a man who possesses
in a marked degree three most estimable qualities, whether they be found in a
mon or in an executive officer. First, he is genial and approachable; second, he
is honest and conscientious; third, he is able and straightforward.—Caldwell
Three estimable qualities, certainly, but what unex
pected company they are placed in!
The Evening Chit-Chat
LITTLE girl, perhaps eight or
nino years old. came skipping
out on the veranda of the hotel
where I was staying this sum
mer, and exchanged greetings
with a man who stood looking out
across the mountains.
••Good morning,'* said the little girl,
•'how do you do this morning.'*
"Why good morning," said the man,
turning towards her with evident pleas
ure. I'm fine as silk, thank you. I'm
trying to make up iny mind whether
It's going to rain or clear off. What do
The youngster took a look at the
clouds and with youthful optimism
promptly decided that it was going to
dear off, then she put her hand In h1s
and still chatting sociably, they walked
down the veranda. Just as they passed
out of ear-shot I had a shock; I heard
the little girl call the big man pupa,
Why was that a shock?
Because they had been talking to
gether with so much evident pleasure,
so much sociability, that It had never
occurred to me that father and daugh
ter could he their relationship. I had
fancied the man was a hotel acquaint
ance or possibly an uncle.
Nor was this an unaccountable mis
take of mine. I am sure you would have
been deceived In Just tho same way.
For If you will take nnttce, I think you
will find that you seldom hear members
of the same family talking to each
other with the same sociability, the
same courtesy, the same Interest with
which they would talk to outsiders.
A little boy I used to know once gave
a most naive proof of this fact. He had
taken a deep Interest In two of his
mother's guests, and after they had
gone, he asked his mother what rela
tion to each other they were. Bhe told
him that they were husband and wife.
"Aro you sure?" he asked. # "Of course."
she said, much astonished at his doubts.
"Why?" "Well." answered the young
ster, "I didn't think they could be. be
cause even when you were out of the
room they talked a lot to each other
Just like—why Just like friends."
There Is no doubt whatever that 99
people out of 100 have a totally different
tone of voice and manner for their
family from that which they use for
their friends. Notice when some mem
ber of your family goes from the family
circle to the telephone—surely a whole
Jar of honey lias been suddenly upset
Into her voice—there Is such an aston
: Ishing change In it.
j Or mark how differently father
; speaks to mother and the maid when
| something Is wrong In the household
j economy. Not that ho prefers the maid
to mother—It is simply because the
'naid Is an outsider and, therefore, en
billed to a decently pleasant voice and
I a mfias,,re of courtesy, even when fault
must be found.
Now, of course, I realize that it Is not
either possible or desirable to treat
one's family exactly as one does out
siders. I admit that there are forms
! and artlflcialtles In our Intercourse with
■ strangers which It would he absurd to
carry )nto tho home But , df) thJn ,.
■ , hat most of us might treat our house
i lllat es more "like friends." as the little
! boy pnll1 without being uncomfortably
W o 8ay that home the ono pIaco
'where we can be our real selves. Buro
ly that cannot mean anything but our
best sel vcs.
Senator Borah's Politics and His Pros
Considering that Senator Borah is
between twb fires, that he is upon tho
horns of a dilemma and must steer his
course between Scylla and Charybdls,
etc., etc., it muet be admitted that be
has made the best of an embarrassing
.situation and taken an attitude that Is
logical, sensible and forceful. Unfor
tunately, that is not all that is required
of the man in politics. He must also
serve the party, even at the cost of oth
er considerations. We eay he "must"
advisedly. He must do so for good
reasons and for others not so good.
The "party" I4 not composed of men all
of one mind, of one Interest, of ons
quality, but they are all agreed on the
one point only, that of holding together
great masses of people alung general
lilies of policy, but in'which each must
sacrifice or subordinate something in
order to enabt» the whole to lie leav
ened. At this Juncture, however, there
is so much disagreement on general
lines that the "party" is well nigh dis
rupted and alienated from the popular
sympathies. Those charged with man
If This Is Your Birthday.
Bom» thoughtless person will cause
you annoyance and some trouble con
nected with money is In store for you.
Think well before committing yourself
In speech or writing.
Those bom today will have a talent
for story-telling, which, if not wisely
guided, will manifest Itself in untruth
fulness and general dishonesty. The
responsibility of parents to these
children Is great.
agerial duties, or who are thick and
thin party men, are therefore, more con
cerned than ever to procure a certain
party regularity, at least from those
who seek and who receive party prefer
ment. Therefore Senntor Corah still
lias a rocky road to travel, from a party
standpoint, however much bis pleaslnq,
clear-cut and resolute declaration of
purpose and of plan may appeal to the
general public. The attitude of Senator
Borah towards his party, or of tils party
towards him, is not, broadly speaking,
any of the Tribune's business, but Ills
attltudp towards tho state, and the
state's toward him. Is, Senator Borah
has served the state creditably and
well. He has brought honor upon him
self and upon his constituency in the
national senate. He has been indus
trious, painstaking, loyal and sympa
thetic concerning matters of policy and
of individual interest on the part of
the state's citizens as affected at Wash
ington. The state has had a great as
set and a tower of strength in Senator
Borah In the national counsels. His
removal from the sphere where lie lias
ljpen so useful and so distinguished
would be a distinct loss, and yet such
losB Is by no means an Improbability.
The party rupture docs not explain all
the Jeopahdy In which Senator Borah
is placed. Local factionalisms, ani
mosities over sumptuary questions,
county division alignments and slmllar
contentions are entering Into the legis
lative situation very extensively this
year, and In which the state's repre
sentation at Washington plays little or
no part. Of course, if the state goes
Democratic, or If the legislature Is
Démocratie, a Democrat will logically
be elected to the senate. But If Sen
ntor Borah Is simply Jockeyed out of
the election over mere Inter-party
quibbling and quarreling, and some
weak or unknown politician given the
position now filled with such signal
ability and success, the state's prestige
will suffer an eclipse that will do little
credit to its politics or its discretion.
The Tribune has not infrequently crlt
ized and condemned specific acts and
alignments of Senator Borah, ns It has
of other public men whether of its own
party or of some other party, but that
doeH not alter the fact that Mr. Bo
rah's record in its entirety measures
up to the best of them for one term of
service, that he has given the state the
best there was in him, that he has won
Ids honors in the open field by his own
personal merit, and that he has dong
nothing to require Ills forfeiture of the
confidence and support of the people of
the state. We believe the public at
large feels that way, too, and that It
will regret and resent any politics that
seeks to sacriflco him on a question of
discipline that, from tho larger stand
point, should be far more honored In
the breach than In the observance.
COSTA RICA AND THE
BULL MOOSE MOVEMENT
President Jimenez tells Frank
G. Carpenter that his country
wants to do away with the elec
toral college and elect its
presidents by the direct vote of
the people. Queer features of
government in our sister re
public. A land where telegrams
are taxed and whiskey Is a gov
ernment monopoly. See Car
penter letter next Sunday .
Net 80 Bad.
A young lawyer who has recently
hung out his shingle was retained by a
criminal with $R and a poor defense.
"Well, you got a case, son," said the
"And what advice did you give your
"After listening to his story I col
lected what money he had and advised
him to retain a more experienced law
"Tou have taken your son Into busi
ness with you?"
"Yes,'' replied Mr. Growcher.
"But you seem to work harder than
"I have to. I have an ambition to
know ae much about «his business as
he thinks he does."
A floweret In May and a blossom in
A bird lightly poised as It utters a
A kiss from the south wind at dusk
and at dawn.
A leaf turned to crimson—and summer
"Jinx's daughter bids fair to beeomo
"Yes, I was visiting there last night
and I told her she had her mother's
voice and her father's features, and she
asked me If I thought suicide a sin."
Bead the Capital Newa and get to
day's news today. tf
The Evening Story
By TERENCE J. O'TOOLE
"Mike, ye poor dlvtl, why don't ye go
to Amer Iky?"
The words were spoken by a country
squire in Tipperary county. Ireland, to
Mike Doolan, one of hie poorest ten
"What would I go thera for?" In
"Why. man. don't ya know that in
that counthry tba gold plecas ara
roilin' around iverywhare?"
Mika scratched hie head. "Wall."
he said presently. "If that's so I'll go.
Lind me the money for the voyage
and as soon ae I get to Amertky I'll
pick up enough gold pieces rollin'
around to etnd back tho loan."
The squire laughed.
"Mike, he said more seriously, "all
at smart a man as you needs la a
chance. I'll pay the passage of yo and
Bridget and tha kids, and ya naedn't
send It back at all."
Mike accepted the offer and went to
America. The squire heard nothing
from him and had forgotten him when
one morning while sitting at hie desk
writing he looked up and aaw a man
dressed In a fur coat ami with a soli
taire diamond atlckpln In his scarf
standing looking down on him.
"What can I do for you, sir?" asked
"Nothing. You done It long ago."
He pulled a wallet from hie pocket
; counted out a number of gold pieces
! and laid them on the desk.
"What's that?" asked the squire.
"Didn't ye llhd It to me to take me
to Amertky? And didn't ye tell me
I'd find gold pieces rollin' around
there? Well, I did. I kem back to
j return the loan."
I "You don't mean to say that you'ra
"And found gold pieces rolling around
In America T'
"T did that same."
"Tut. Mike, ye're fnnnln*. Sit down
and tell me how yet got rich."
Mike took a chair and told hts story.
"Yo remember, sor, that me trade
wae a mason. Well, as soon as I got
to Amerlky I got a Job and went to
work. I didn't see any gold pieces roll
in' around, but I thought me time for
that hadn't como yet I found a shan
ty on a road near a city and used to
go In every day to work.
"Well, one evenin' I was walkin'
horns covered with mortar whin a rag
ged. dlrthy lookin' filly stopped me and
■ays, says he:
*' 'Are ye s mason T
"'Faith I am,' says I.
•' Tf ye'll let me blindfold ye I'll give
ye a Job.'
•' 'For how much pay?*
" 'Somethin' more valuable than
" 'Go on.'
"He blindfolded me and led me along
for awhile. I counted my steps. Tbln
he turned me to the right and went on.
I beginnin' to count me ateps agTn.
Then be led to the rolgbt, I «till count
in' till he stopped, .and turned me
round and round and took me Into a
house and down Into the cellar. He
showed me a little room about 0 by
9, with no door to It All there wae
In It was a t coffin ahaped box. Brick
and morthar wae handy, and the seedy
man tould me to wall up the openin'.
I done it and put one o' the bricks—the
fifth from the floor on me left—a little
furder in than the rest, so I'd know
"When finished the seedy man blind
folded me again and took me around
and, leaving me, says:
'Stand till ye hear a shot then take
off the bandage-«nd ye'll find the pay
for the Job at your feet'
"When 1 hears the shot I took off the
bandage, and there at me feet was me
pay shure enough. It was a paper
with wrltin' on It: 'Only a fool
works for nothin'.'
"1 went home and wrote down tha
figures of me steps, and of a Sunda'
I blindfolded meaelf and wlnt over
the ground, countin' me steps 1
found a house s tändln' above wltb no
body In It. and In tbe cellar 1 knowed
me Job by the brick out of place. Me
curiosity bein' satisfied, 1 thought no
more about it. but long afthar, when
me leaaa expired, 1 remembered this
house and rented 1L
"Like a fool. 1 tould Bridget that
there was a corpse In tbe cellar, and
she wouldn't 1st me rest till I'd pulled
down tha brick wall I'd put up and
taken tba coffin ouL While we was
carryin' It somethin' dropped on tha
cellar floor. «
"'Mike.' says Bridget, Took at the
yellow boys rollin' on tbe floor.'
"'Shure. me toime's come,' 1 says.
The squire was right The coffin was
full of 'em.
T hunted for the man that had
beaten me out of tbe pay for me job
and found that he wae a miser. 1 con
cluded to take me pay out of the box
and give him tho rent when ho come
homo. I bought nil the property round
about; and they built a railroad through
it. and I'm rich."
Tho squire sat with eyes and mouth
wide open till Miko hod finished, then
bunt into n laugh.
"But suppose tbe miser returns?" bs
"What do I care? The gold 1 found
In the coffin Is nothin' to what I made
speculatin'. But I reckon be'e dead, or
he wouldn't leave hie money so long.
Like enough ho put It in then to be
gono on a Journey, and I don't think
bo'll como back."
And he never did.
IDAHO PROOREBBIVE TICKET.
Theodora Roosevelt of New York.
For Vice President—
Hiram W. Johnson of California.
For United Slates Senator
William E. Borah of Ada county.
Bürten L. French of Latah county.
P. Monroo Bmook of Canyon county
C. H. Martin of Bonner county.
For Lieutenant Governor—
T. O. Boyd of Twin Folle county.
For Secretary of State—
O. V. Badloy of Canyon county.
For State Auditor—
C. C. Milos of Nez Pores county.
For State Treasurer—
John E. Yates of Ada eounty.
For Attorney General—
Adam Barelay of Lincoln county.
For State Mina Inspector—
F. H. Skeele of Shoshone county.
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