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Published Every Afternoon and Sunday Mom In* at Boise, Idaho, a City of
- , 10,000 People, by
THE CAPITAL NEWS PUBLISHING COMPANY, LIMITED.
RICHARD 8TORY SHERIDAN. . _____
Entered at tha Poet Office at Boise, Idaho, aa Second-claaa Mall Matter
Society Editor, 311-J
Phone* —Bualnese Office, 234: Editorial Room«. 334;
BOISE, IDAHO, TUESDAY, MARCH 14j
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THE GRAND DUKE.
• Tha Grand Duke Nicholas was conned some eight or seven months •
• ago: his Ill-found soldiers could not stand against the well-armed, full- •
• fed foe. His men were urmed with rusty guns, and had no powder and •
• less shot; they could not face the lighting Hun», nor yet endure the •
• German swat. Remarked the Russian ruler then, "Grand Duke, you fall •
• to cut the grass: I'll send you with a bunch of men to guard some lone- •
• some'mountain pass." "All right, my Hege," the grand duke cried, be- •
a fore the monarch bending low, "your orders I'll obey with pride, for what •
• you say müst always go."
a nursed a sore and aching head, and vowed his treatment was unjust, •
• and grouched around till he was dead. But, smiling, Nicholas retired, •
• and led his bunch of also-rans, a group of has-beens, worn and tired, •
• to play before the bush league fans. But, oh, how Nicholas came back,
• and led his has-beens to the front, and gave the Turks a deadly crajk,
• till Russia gloried In his stunt! Say, do you sit around and curse, when
• you've been taken down a notch, or grandly rise above reverse, till all •
• the. world your smoke must watch? •
A tinhorn duke might well have cussed, and
• Protected by the
• Adams Newspaper Service, New York.
THE RAILWAY OUTLOOK.
Howard Elliott, president of the New Haven, recently
delivered a discouraging address on the condition of the
railroads. The burden Of his argument was that they re
quired capital. "Probably the most important factor in
the investment of money in railway securities,
Elliott, "is the item known as net operating income, for
out of this must come the return paid upon invested capi
tal." He thereupon gave some figures applying to the
year ending June 30, 1914—a year peculiarly black for
the transportation business. Were Mr. Elliott to make an
address today he might have occasion to change his senti
ment". According to a statement by the interstate com
merce commission, the 138 principal lines of the country
made substantial gains in revenue during January. There
were gratifying increases for the seven months ending
January 31, but the gain in January was phenomenal.
^The January net revenue for all the railroads reported
was $61,979,586. That of those east of the Mississippi and
north the Ohio was $24,626,611. This was practically
twice as large as their net revenue in January, 1915. The
western and southern railroads are sharing in the pros
perity. The movement of goods, which first, affected only
the north Atlantic seaboard, has gradually been extended
so that now revival of the lumber trade has caused busi
ness on western and northwestern roads to improve. All
these things, together with some increases in freight and
passenger rates last year, have caused a great difference
in the situation.
The railways have also been economizing. This is pos
sibly best illustrated by the 1915 report of the Pennsyl
vania, which in the face of increasing business has been
able to continue its reduction in expenses. "This de
crease in the transportation expenses," says the report,
"was due to an accounting change * * * and
increased efficiency." Business generally has reason to
feel encouraged by the railway reports. Increased re
turns ought to attract needed capital to the railways.
Many people who have been somewhat disturbed by
the extreme accounts that we have had of the weakness
of the American navy will be surprised and gratified by
the testimony of Admiral Fletcher before the house naval
committee. He said that with three new dreadnoughts
and four battle cruisers we should have a fleet equal in
fighting strength to the present German fleet, and "could
reasonably expect to make a good defense although not
an absolute one" of both coasts against any combination,
of two powers that did not include Great Britain.
Of course, this proposed addition to the fleet is to be
. regarded as a minimum. But the point is that we cannot
be said to be in a desperate condition when only seven new
ships are required to make us practically safe as against a
two-power attack on both coasts. It is to be noted, fur
t ther, that wa already have 42 battleships. Many of these,
j it is true, are old, and some of them are at the present time
in bad condition, but the important thing is that- Admiral
Fletcher counts them all as paid of our fighting force.
In such a matter as naval preparation the American
people are much more likely to act in the light of real facts
I than in response to a "scare." They are not jealous of
l their navy, or afraid of it. Free peoples never have dis
■ trusted naval power. Naturally the-American people do
New Strength for Lame Backs and Worn-out Conditions.
Dear Mr. Editor:
I suffered from lame back and a tired,
worn-out feeling. Was unable to stand
erect and scarcely able to get around.
It would usually come on at first with
crick In small of my back I took one
box of Dr- Pierce's Anuric Tablets and
my back commenced to get better soon
after starting to take them. I did not
have to walk doubled over as I did
before using the "Anuric." It Is the
bast remedy I have ever taken for what
It Is intended to relieve. I hope those
who are In need of such a remedy will
give these Tablet* of Dr. Pierce's a
A. G. DRAKE.
NOTE: —When your kidneys get
sluggish and clog, you suffer from
backache, siok-headache, dizzy spells,
or the twinges and pains of lumbago,
rheumatism and gout.
Of ten cloudy, full of sediment; chan
The urine is
nets often get aore and sleep ie dis
turbed two or three tlmee a night
This Is the time you should consult
some physician of wide experience
such as Dr. Pierce, of the Invalids'
Hotel and Surgical Institute, Buffalo.
N. Y. Bend him 10 cehle for large trial
package of his new discovery—"Anu
ric." Write him your symptoms and
send a sample of urine for test. Exper
lene« ha* taught Dr. Ple(Ce that * Anu
ric" is the most powerful agent In dis
solving uric acid, as hot water melta
sugar. Being so many times more ac
tive than Uthts, it clears the heart
valves of any sandy, substances which
may clog them and checks the degen
eration o6 the blood-vessels, as well as
regulating blood pressure. "Anurle" Is
a regular insurance and life-saver for
all big meat eaters and those who de
posit-lime-salts In their Joints. Ask the
druggist for "Anuric" put up by Dr.
Pierce, in 60-cent packages.—Adv,
not care to waste money, but they are entirely willing to
p a y whatever is necessary to provide an adequate naval
defense. Admiral Fletcher, it will be noted, does not say
that the increase suggested by him is all that should be
made, but that it will do fairly well. With it "we could
reasonably expect to make a good defense, although not
an absolute one," even were we assailed by two powers on
both coasts. Perhaps we should provide for an "abso
lute" defense, in which ease we should build more than
seven new ships. Surely we may conclude from this testi
mony that even our present naval strength is far from be
ing as contemptible as the alarmists would have us be
• • 15*-MRS E\7a leoward . - ^
DRIVEN TO BANKRUPTCY'8 VERGE, JACOB TOWNSEND SUFFERS
"What is It, Daddy?" asked Dudley
anxiously. Jacob Townsend dropped a
letter on hts desk and passed his hand
over his eyes in & dazed tort of way.
For answer he mo
tioned toward the
Picked it up afid
October 11, 19—
"Mr. J. C. Town
"In reply to your
lettei' of October 2,
I regret to say that
we will not be able
to extend the time
of payment a# you
gent money market
compels us to In
sist upon a prompt
settlement of your account. Your
Christmas order will be beld up till
payment is made.
"Very truly yours,
"JOHNSON AND PEF.TS,"
Dudley laid the letter down and hts
father said: "That is the first Urne I
was ever refused credit in the thirty
five years that I have been In busi
"Don't takeiit to heart so. It's the
fault of the unsettled condition of
business generally. You know what a
time yon have to collect; I suppose
they are in the same boat."
"The point Is I cannot make the pay
ment," replied Jacob. "How are we
to get goods for our Christmas trade?"
"Can't you borrow somewhere?",
asked the Junior partner.
"I have not been able to so far. The
loan I got at the bank last fall is not
paid off, so I can't very well ask for
more," was the weary reply.
"You are not fit to think about busi
ness today. Go home and rest a while
and things will look clearer," urged
Dudley, really worried about his fath
Jacob rose ami reached for his hat
and started for the door. George came
up and Dudley whispered:
"I am going with him. He is not
well enough to go alone. Read that
letter," he added, as he hurried after
Leaning on Dudley's arm, Jaqpb
slowly made his way home. He sank
Into a chair in the hall and Dudley
hurried t,o the kitchen for a reviving
drink. With a small tray In his hand
he had started back when he heard a
heavy thud. Dropping the tray on
the table he fairly ran to the liall. His
father was stretched on the floor. Or
trude and Mr:, •Tupper came running
from opposite directions. Dudley knelt
of the floor listening for a heart beat.
The Great Dot Mystery
The cream was sour that morning, and Tommy was sorely peeved,
found that It was Impossible to enjoÿ his breakfast food, and when his mother
came Into the dining-room she found him almost In tears.
"What is the matter, dear?" she asked.
"Matter enough." said Tommy. "I'm sick and tired of living In a city. We've
been here ever since I can remember, surrounded by nothing but noise. I'm
tired of eating my meals in a dining-room where the only window looks out on
an air-shaft. And now we have sour cream. I wish I could go out on a farm
and have a -''
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45 46 . 44
6 - 7
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To find out what Tommy wanted, join th# dots with s pencil lino, boginning
with dot No."! and taking thsm In numsrioal order. Than eut sut and paste
each day's picture in a aerap book, and when the last one is printed, you will j
have "The Oct Farm" story eomplsto In permanent book form.
He rose very pale and motioned to
Tupper to hêlp carry him upstairs.
"Call up the doctor,'' he said coldly
to Ortrude. who stood pale and tremb
ling In the parlor door. "1 am afraid it
Is a stroke of paralysis."
Dudley and the housekeeper carried
the sick man to his room and got him
to bed. Ortrude crept up stairs and In
to the room as soon as she was assured
that the doctor was on his way to the
house. Mrs. Tupper dispatched her on
errands and assumed full charge of the
patient. When everything possible had
been done Tupper stole from the room
and beckoned to Ortrude to follow,
leaving Dudley sitting by the bed hold
ing his father's hand and counting the
feeble pulse. Ortrude waited in the
parlor for the doctor, looking anxicusly
down the road.
(To be continued.)
"That stringy looking lady going by
over there Is our well known author
css!" triumphantly stated the landlord
of the Petunia tavern. "Her contribu
tlons ore printed in the big newspapers
all over the country. She Is an old
maid. Her name Is Miss Classaphlne
"Strange, but I do not remember hav
ing heard anything about her," Raid
the stranger. "What does she write—
"Nope: testimonials. She has been
cured at 'most all the heirs that hu
man flesh is 111 to. as the feller said."
Dashaway (nervously)—Look here,
old fellow, don't you think you'd bet
ter tell them not to call on me?
Cleverton —Don't be worried; they
won't! I'm quite sure they have all
heard you before.—Judge.
Eminent specialist---Your trouble is
with the alimentary canal.
Member of congress—Great Goeth
More Culebra cut, I suppose.—
"How can you expect to marry my
daughter when you haye no money?"
"How could you expect me to m,urry
her if I did have?"—Judge,
Piles Cursd in 6 to 14 Days.
Druggists refund money ir PAZO
TMENT fails to cure Itching,
Blind, Bleeding or Protruding Piles.
First application gives relief. 50c.
. adv -Tu
DECT I ItlLQ 4 MR
DLjl LIT Lit Anil
TOR FAMILY USE
Cascarets" Regulate Wo
men, Men and Children '
Take When Bilious, Head
achy, for Colds, Bad
Breath, Sour Stomach.
rORK WHILE YOU SLElPl
Instead of nasty, harsh pills, salts,
castor oil or dangerous calomel, why
don't you keep Cascarets handy in
your home? Cascarets act on the liver
and thirty feet of bowels so gently you
don't realize you have taken a cathar
tic, but they act thoroughly and can
be depended upon when a good liver
and bowel cleansing Is necessary—they
move the bile and poison from the
bowels without griping and sweeten
the stomach. Tou eat one or two at
night like candy and you wake up feel
ing fine, the headache, biliousness,
bad breath, coated tongue, sour stom
ach, constipation, or bad cold disap
pears. Mothers should give cross, sick,
feverish or bilious children a whole
I'ascaret any time—they bre harmless
and safe for the little folks.—Adv.
DAILY LESSON IN HISTORY. •
One Hundred Years Ago Today. •
1S16—General Montgomery D. a
Corse, celebrated Confederate a
commander, bom at Alexandria, •
Va. Died there Feb. 11, 1895.
Seventy-five Yaara Ago Today. •
1841—Floods of unprecedent- a
ed extent caused a total suspen- •
sion of railroad traffic through- a
out the greater part of Georgia a
and the Carolina». a
Fifty Years Ago Today. 1 •
1866—Jared Sparks, eminent •
Unitarian clergyman, historian •
and former president of Har- •
vard university, died at Cam- a
bridge, Mass. Born at Willing- a
ton. Conn., May 10, 1789, a
Ttoenty-five Years Ago Today. •
Citizens of New Or- a
leans lynched 11 Italians, ac- a
cused of murdering Chief of a
Ludwig WIndthorsf, the prln- a
ctpal leader of the Catholic e
party in the German Reichstag, •
died in Berlin. Born Jan. 17, •
One Year Ago in th# War.
Marcfi 14, 1913.
cruiser Dresden sunk by three
British cruisers off coast of
Chile; several British and
French steamers reported tor
pedoed by the German sub
marine tf-29; British govern
ment decided to organize in
dustries Of the country in
order,to increase output of am
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iV, Chicago, I1L, writing your
name and address- clearly. You
receive in return a trial package con
taining Foley's Honey and Tar Com
pound, for lagrippe, coughs, colds and
croup; Foley Kinney Fills, for lame
back, weak kidneys, rheumatism, blad
der troubles, and Foley Cathartic Tab
lets, a wholesome and thoroughly
cleansing cathartic, for constipation,
headache and sluggish
i Quickest, Surest Cough 1
I *Remedy is Home- |
Easily Prepared ta ■ Few M la
ute«.. Chelf but Uaequaled
Borne people are constantly annoyed
rora one year's end to the other with a
lersiatent bronchial cough, which is whol
y unnecessary. Here is a home-made
remedy that gets right at the cause and
.vlll make you wonder what became of it.
Get 2V4 ounces Pinex (60 cents worth)
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and fill the bottle with plain granulated
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Gradually but surely you will notice the
phlegm thin out and then disappear al
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Nothing better for bronchitis, winter
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This Pinex and Sugar Syrup mixture
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Pinex is a specie! apd highly concen
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I promptness in overcoming bad coughs,
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L Get the genuine. Ask your druggist
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F with thie preparation. The Pinex
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DAILY PUZISLE PICTURE
• THE HAT-GHA8ING SEASON.
When your hat on the breeae goes a-sailing like chaff
There's no use In losing your temper and fretting.
Just think you are giving your,friends a good laugh.
Think, too, of the exercise that you are getting.
Who is laughing at him?
TRIBUTE TO A WOMAN.
When the Lusltapia went down to its
watery grave, taking one of our prom
inent writers and his wife, IsBdlng
papers published a remarkable liter*,ry !
tribute previously paid by the husband
to the wife. This was because she lad
been such a helpmate to him in car
rying out his Ideals,
women have the ambition to be sieh j
helpmates to their husbands, but lack
the necessnry health,
woman should remember that Lydia E. |
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound Is the !
one remedy which will restore health |
and strength, the unrivaled mqfdtcine
for woman's ailments.—AdV.
"Sunset" magazine and the Capital
News daily and Sunday editions, b5th
for one year for 38, the regular price of
the paper alone. This Is surely a bir
galn. Grasp the opportunity. Phdne
234 and a representative will call.
They Let Him Sleep.
H. T. Straynge, Gainesville, Ga.,j R.
R. No. 3, was unable to sleep all night
wthout getting up. "Sometimes on y a
few minutes after going to bed, I would
have to get up, and I tried everything
I heard of for the trouble. Finally I
tried Foley Kidney Pills and after tik
ing one bottle I believe I am entliely
cured, and I sleep soundly all night."
Foley Kidney Pills tone up weak, slug
gish kidneys, rid the body of poisons,
give appetite, energy and refreshing
ACID IN STOMACH
SOURS THE F0ÖD
Says Excess of Hydrochloric
Acid Is Cause of Indi
A well-known authority states Uiat
stomach trouble and indigestion Is
nearly always due to acidity—acid
stomach—and not, as most folks be
lieve, from a lack of digestive Juices.
Restates that an excess of hydrochloric
acid In the stomach retards digestion
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and BtartB food fermentation, then our
mealf * BOUr llke garbage In a cun. fo|rm
I lng acrid fluids and gases which in
flate the stomach like a toy ballion.
We then get that heavy, lumpy feel
ing in the chest, we eructate sour f jod,
belch gas, or have heartburn, flatu
lence, water »brash or nausea.
He tells us to lay aside all digestive
atds and Instead, get from any pharm
acy four ounces of Jad Suits and lake
a tablespoonful In a glass of water be
fore bre'akfast, while It is effervescing,
and furthermore, to continue this for
one week While relief follows the
first dose. It is Important to neutralize
the acidity, remove the gas-making
mass, start the liver, stimulate the kid
neys and thus promote a free flov.' of
pure digestive Juices.
Jad Balts Is inexpensive and is made :
from the add of grapes and lemon !
Juice, combined with ltthia and sodium!
phosphate. This harmless salts Is used
by thousands of people for stomach
trouble w ith excellent results.—Adv.
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When you feel dull and stupid lifter
When constipated or bilious.
When yoc have a slot, headache
When you have a sour stomach.
When you belch after eating.
When you have Indigestion.
When nervous or despondent.
When you have n relish for your
When your liver is torpid.
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