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AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER
MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED FREES
Published Every Afternoon and Sunday Morn In* at Boise. Idaho, a City of
>0,000 People, by
THE CAPITAL, NEWS PUBLISHING COMPANY, LIMITED.
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RICHARD STORY 8HERIDAN.
Entered at the Post Office at Boise, Idaho, as Second-class Mall Matter
Editorial Rooma. 234; Society Editor. Sll-J
Phones—Business Office, 234;
BOISE, IDAHO, SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 1918.
OLD SONGS.
Last night I heard an ancient dame hum divers songs of bygone
and tender recollections came, which filled my old green eyes with
"Oh. Birdie, 1 am tired now, I do not care to hear you sing';
years
tears.
thus warbled on the withered frau, while darning socks, like everything.
Beneath the bright Canadian skies I used to sing that simple lay; folks
heard my boyish treble rise, and wished I'd quit, or go away. Where
are the men who cried "Shut up!" and promptly sicked their dogs on
me, when I, before their wickiup, turned loose that song in ecstasy?
The beldame by mg fireside waits, and sings old Bongs to you un
known, as, "Wait for me at heaven's gates, sweet Belle Mahone, sweet
Belle Mahone!" 1 used to sing the same sweet song, beneath the warm
Canadian sun, and neighbors rang the chestnut gong, and put more
buckshot in the gun. Old songs! Kweet songs! They blaze the track
to bygone days and vanished scenes, before I had to break my back
to earn the beefsteak and the beans.


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THE AEROPLANE SQUAD.
The employment of a United States aeroplane squad ix>
the pursuit of Villa should give that branch of the army
an opportunity to demonstrate its worth. For the first
time this branch of the service will be used in actual ser
vice against an enemy. It has been criticised as weak and
not to be compared with those of European nations.
Frederick Palmer in his series on problems of national
defense, asserted that our planes were slow, out of date
and inadequate in numbers. It has also been said that
American aviators were not practiced enough to make the
aeroplane service effective. Apparently acquiescing in
these views, the Aero Club of America recently appointed
a committee to devise plans for increasing interest in avia
tion as a means of national defense. The committee urged
that 2000 aviators be trained this year, that aid be given
state militia organizations for the maintenance of aero
plane squads, and that various prizes be offered for flights.
Those who favor an enlarged army aviation service
disregard the possible utility of the aeroplane for drop
ping bombs on enemy troops, but lay emphasis on its
value in locating the position of the enemy and making
gun fire effective. The aeroplanes have largely taken the
place of cavalry as scouts on the European battlefields.
Under modern conditions of warfare the enemy is often
out of sight of the gunner. To direct the fire accurately
and to know when a hit is made the aeroplane is essential.
Aeroplanes in Europe have been specially built to ward off
these air scouts and other types are constructed to pur
sue them. Tlie only type used in the United States army
is the scout. There are no planes for resisting or pursuing
enemy planes.
in the Mexican difficulty there will, of course, be no
need of such planes. But the scout aeroplanes may be of
great assistance in spying out Villa's followers. The zone
of operations is in a rough and mountainous country where
the aeroplane should be greatly superior to cavalry. The
attack on Villa will be no test of the efficiency of the army
aviation service, but if the squad helps to capture Villa
and his gang perhaps the country will see the wisdom of
improving that branch of the army and navy.
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DECLINE OF THE MARK.
Exchange on Germany last week touched the lowest
level since the beginning of the war. The rate in Ameri
can currency for four German marks fell to 72%, a depre
ciation from par of about 23 j>er cent. The reason for the
decline is not so easy of explanation as was the fall in
British exchange some months ago. That was due almost
wholly to large purchases by Great Britain. Germany, of
course, is not a large purchaser iu America, because of
her inability to secure delivery, though she is reported to
have bought options on copper and other commodities for
delivery after the war, and New York houses with credit
in Berlin are said to have drawn heavily. The German
government has also sold some of its war bonds in New
York. Bankers scout the idea of purchases by Germany
being large enough seriously to affect the exchange-situa
tion. They ascribe the depreciation primarily to the 320
percent increase in Germany's paper currency since July,
1914, and also to the suspension of gold payments on cur
reney.
When German exchange declined to an extraordinarily
low level last year British and French newspapers took
the depreciation as an evidence of Germany's approach
ing financial collapse and of victory for the allies. In
Holland the depreciation at one time reached 30 per cent,
and a' committee of German bankers was sent to that
country to devise means for maintaining the value of the
mark. With practically no payments to make outside of
Europe the situation was interpreted among the allies as
a certain indication of Germany's financial instability.
German exchange has since recuperated somewhat in
ueutral countries other than the United States.
Financial stability depends in great measure upon
ample gold reserves, and Germany has always main
tained that the amount of gold in the Reichsbank was
more than sufficient. Some time ago the Germàn imperial
finance minister, Dr. Helferich, submitted a statement to
the reiehstag showing that the Reichsbank held gold to
the value of $434,994,200 ou December 15, 1915, while the
gold reserve, before the war, on December 15, 1914, was
only $410,399,800. The gold balance has probably been
reduced only slightly since last-December. Suspension
°* £ ol< * payniexits would, of course, cause the value of the
mark to depreciate, as would a large increase in paper
currency.
M<irtyinA ^Monoy
* ♦'©■'"MRS TO LEONARD - * ^
JACOB TOWNSEND PUTS TO TEST HIS WIFE'S NEWLY PROFESSED
LOYA LTY.
Ortrude sat reading to her husband.
She had spent hours in the sick roonj
since the day she stole In to ask for
giveness for her cold selfishness, and
she seemed very anxious to help in the
care of the sick
Jacob vyas
man,
slowly getting bet
ter, though one side
was wholly para
lyzed ana he could
not spea(t. Hearing
a peculiar sound,
she glanced u p
from her book. Ja
cob motioned to her
to come nearer the
bed and when she
approached he be
gan writing with
his finger on the
counterpane.
"Do you want
paper and pencil?"
she asked.
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He nodded In as
sent. She brought a tablet and pencil
and arranged a smooth place to lay it
under his hand. She watched while the
feeble fingers scrawled with effort the
words, "Sign the paper?" Ortrude
could not read them at first, and while
she was puzzling over the crooked
characters Jacob kept his eyes on her,
watching her eagerly.
'"Sign the paper?' Is that it?" she
asked,
Jacob nodded, pointing his finger at
her.
"You want me to gfgn some parer?
she asked, watching him carefully.
Again he nodded and reached for the
tablet. This time he wrote, "You re
fused." Ortrude flushed.
• "The paper you asked me to sign
before we were married?" she asked.
Again Jacob nodded eagerly,
trude stood looking down for a mo
Or
TALKS ON THRIFT
Saving. Bank Centennial Series.
Whiskey'» Decreasing Tax on Thrift.
Whatever may be the consensus of
opin on as to the necessity for and de
A dollar can be spent quicker and with
less to show for it at the bar than lnj
any other way, and the man who is a
good spender and keeps pace with
the crowd around the social glass must
keep a pace that kills.
Of late years the production and con
sumption of liquors and beer has In-;
creased enormously, and from obser-ifcii
vation one would conclude that every
body drinks a little and most people too
much. The resu.mnt evils are wide
spread and far-reaching, even to the|
third and fourth generation, for the
cost does not end with the waiter's
check, but with the hills for police,
almshouses, prisons and Potter's fields,
The man who indulges this habit
must realize that he is putting a self
imposed tax upon his thrift, as well as
a tax upon his energies. Of what avail
to work hard and then spend to no use
ful end;' Why work for the man who
stands* behind the bar? Why spend a
days wages in half an hour and get
nothing for it but a thrill? If the state
should put the same tax upon his in
coule that he puts upon himself, h£
would rebel. Then, too, he who spends
his money thus must realize that he is|
simply putting money in the bank for\
the other fellow. It may take a cir
cuitous route to get there, but eventu
ally It will find lodgment in some bank,
where it will work for somebody, per
haps harder than he worked for it.
And the easiest way to get it In a bank
quick—to the other fellow's account—is
to buy the drinks for thè crowd.
Cheering news along this line comes
from government reports on the con
sumption of liquor for the past year.
sirability of alcoholic liquors as bev
erages, no thinking man will deny that
drinking la an expensive habit, costly
both to the Individual and to the state.
DAILY PUZZLE PICTURE
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SERBS FLEEING BEFORE THE INVADERS.
Here we behold a brave but vanquished band
Whom cruel war ha» driven from their land:
Bold are the heart» that into exile go,
Rather than yield to the invading foe.
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Find two »oidi»r«.
ANSWER TO YESTERDAY'S PUZZLE.
Left side down in harp.
ment, then raising her eyes she said
quietly:
"It will make you less anxious. I
will sign it Can you tell me where to
find it?"
He reached again for the tablet and
wrote, "Dudley."
"Dudley will find it?" she asked. He
smiled a contented smile am. lay back
and closed his eyes. She soon realized
that'he had gone to sleep, tired from
the exertion of the writing.
When Dudley came intp the room at
noon he found his hither brightly
smiling. Jacob turned to Ortrude and
motioned to her to ask Dudley for the
paper he so longed to get hold of.
Ortrude turned very red as she said
to Dudley:'
"Your father wishes to have you get
a paper that he wants me to sign re
garding the disposition of the proper
ty." Dudley looked In surprise at his
father. Thu sick man's hue was rad
iant.
"I think I can find it," he said qutet
ly.
"Thank you; it will put his mind at
rest." Ortrude looked gratefully at the
young man and left the room.
Dudley sat down by the hod and see
ing the tablet and pencil realized how
Jacob had made his wishes known to
Ortrude.
"You are so much better and now
that this worry ij off your mind I have
greater hopes than ever of your speedy
recovery."
Jacob shook ' i head, but a smile lit
up his face as he stretched his hand
out to his son.
"I think I h ve found a place where
I can borrow so le money to tide rs
over the tight place in our business.
Daddy, said the son gayly.
The feeble hand softly patted his to
indicate his pleasure at the news.
(To be continued.)
Alcohol 1s lessening its tax upon thrift,
The consumption of liquor In 1913 was
1143,220,056 gallons. In 1914 it was 139
138 501 Ka jj ons> while in 1915 it was
[125,155,178 gallons, a net decrease of
118,000,000 gallons in two years. Like
[wise in the matter of tobacco. In 1915
we burned up 600,000,000 less cigars
heretofore in a single year, and
the government's tobacco revenues de
creased >2,500,000. One hundred and
e jgfit distilleries went out of business
ln 1915 and 41 breweries ceased to
brew Fcrtv per cent of our govern
men t revenues have been derived from
Rquor taxes, and In 1915 these revenues
off *22 009 000
Whatever may he the cause for this
.commendable showing—whether he
of the thoughts of war and what
lt m |g ht mean, or whether as a people
we are beginning to realize that this is,
a tax; or whether it is because in many
places you can't get a lawful drink, the
[fact remains that we are drinking less
an( j saving more,
Whether a ma * figures that drinking
| 8 expensive, or harmful, matters little
a8 long as he stopu.
[very apt to fatten his pocketbook some
what and pad his pay envelope and
ma ke him a better citizen,
concludes that indulgence in any form
0 f extravagance can get him nowhere
but downwards, and thrift will surely
get him upwards, he has chosen well;
f or thrift consists not only in doing
some things, but refraining from doing
others, the chief of which is that habit
This conclusion is
When he
{which takes your all and gives nothing
In return but regret, and regrets are
costly emotions.
Cause of Sick Headache.
Sick headache usually results from a
disordered stomach and is aggravated
by constipation. Take Chamberlain's
Tablets,. They will correct these dis
orders giving complete relief. Ob
tainable everywhere.
Adv-T-TH-S
Tiff BEST TEST
I« the T«*t of Tim*.
Tears ago this Boise resident told of j
good results from using Doan's Kid
ney Pills. Now Mrs. Stotler confirms
the former statement—says there has
been no return of the trouble. Can ;
Boise people a for more convincing
testimony?
Mrs. E. I.. Stotler, 407 * hatcher St., [
Boise, says: "One of my family suf
fered off and on for three or four years
from puln In the back. Sometimes this
one was so weak thet it. was almost
impossible to straighten. We finally
got Doan's Kidney Pills a': Chârlea L.
Joy & Co.'s Dru j Store, and they act
ed like magic. They gave quick and
lasting relief.'' (Statement given
October 28th, 1907.)
PERMANENT RESULTS. '
FIVE YEARS LATER, Mrs. Stotler
said: "I gladly confirm my former in
dorsement of Doan's Kidney PIUh.
They made a permanent cure in the
case I previously told of."
Price 50c, at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy—get
Doan's Kidney Pills—the same that
Mrs. Stotler has twice publicly recom
mended Foster-Mllbum Co., Props.,
Buffalo, N. Y.
DAILY LESSON IN HISTORY, e
One Hundred Years Ago Today.
1816—An act was approved
incorporating Pittsburg as a
city under the style of the
"mayor, aldermen and citizens
of Pittsburg."
Seventy-five Years Ago Today.
1841—Fleet of boats destroy
ed, Canton threatened, the
foreign factories seized, and 461
guns taken by the British forces
operating against. China.
Fifty Years Ago Today.
1866—Observance of the cen
tennial" anniversary cf the re
peal of the Stamp Act.
Twenty-five Years Ago Today.
1891—Telephone communica
tion between London and Paris
established; messages exchang
ed by the Prince of Wales and
President Carnot.
Has 'vight Children.
Mrs. P. Uehkamp, 2404 Herman St.,
Covington, Ky., writes: "I have been
using Foley's Honey and Tar for near
1 ly two years :-nd can find no better
j cough syrup. I have eig ht children
(and give it to all of them. They all
,--were subject to croup from babies on."
It is a safe and reliable medicine for
men and' women as well as children.
Don't let the cough that follows grippe
hang on and weaken you. It is easier;
to get fid °I a cough or cold than of
ils consequences,
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* One Year Ago n the War.
March 18, 191a — American •
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^ progress along the Yser •
pencil progress uiong . , '
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Indigestion and Constipation.
Indigestion and Constipation arc
among the most common causes of i!
health. A man never feels so com
pletely used up as when his stomach
goes back on him. Fortunately quick
relief may he had by taking Chamber
lain's Tablets, a:»l in most case« this
relief becomes permanent. Do not give
up but take Chamberlain's Tablets, get
well and stay well as many others
have done. Obtainable everywhere.
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c POLITICAL CONVENTIONS
AND ELECTIONS IN 1916 »
March 11—Re ublican state «
central committee meets at #
Boise to set time and place for »
holding state convention to elect »
delegates to the national con- •
vention.
April 22—Progressive state #
convention. •
May 18—Democratic state #
convention at Pocatello.
June 7—Republican national ( •
convention at Chicago.
June 7—Progressive national »
convention at Chicago. #
'June 14—Democratic national #
convention at St. Louis. •
Sept. 5—Statewide primary #
election.
Nov. 7—Geneial election.
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A hungry Frenchman in a New York
reetaurant wanted eggs for breakfast,
but had forgotten the English word.
So he got around the difficulty in the
following way:
"Valterre, vat is dat walking in the
yard ?"
"A rooster, sir?"
"Ah! and vat you call de rooeter's
vlfe?"
"The hen, sir."
"And vat you cal! de children» of de
rooeter and hie vlfe?"
"Chicken», sir."
"But vat you call de chicken before
dey are chicken?"
"Egg«, sir."
"Bring me two."
"Now, then," said the auctioneer,
holding up a pair of antique silver can
dlesticks, "give me a «tart."
"Ten cental" came fron a voice at
the bacK of the room.
"What!" exclaimed the horrified auc
tioneer.
"Ah," sa'd the bidder, in nn under
tone, and with a chuckle, "I thought
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VEN thought you do not deal in large sums of money,
a bank account establishes your credit and provides
a safé place for your cash.
Open an account,with us; we will welcome it
!■ whether it is large or small.
The PACIFIC NATIONAL BANK
Boise, Idaho.
that would give him a start!"
Miss Wheat, the new teacher,
hearing the history lesson which dealt
with the career of George Washington.
Turning to one of the scholars,
asked :
"James,
Farewell Address?"
The new boy arose with a prompt
itude that promised well for hie
swer.
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what was Washington's
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THE BEST y/AYfrMQK
Boise Lecture Course—Saturday, March 18
8:30 P. M.
MR. MORON OLSON
DRAMATIST
Will give "The Devil's Disciple," George Bernard Shaw
—Sixth number of Lecture Course at Christian Church.
Best seats will be reserved for season ticket holders.
Single admission, 25c and 35c.
Students! Attention!
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RHEUMATIS
The treatment of this troublesome complaint Is not altogether that of
medicine. Electricity is considered one of our greatest aids in the
scientific treatment of Rheumatic affections, the stiff joint», the sore
and lame muscles quickly respond to this line of treatment. The forms
of Electricity employed ln the treatment of Rheumatic affectiona are
many—such as Galvanic, Faradte, Sinusoidal, D'Araonval, Thermo
penetration, Morton spray, static and heat. I have the necessary equip
ment for the administration of ail the above treatment« in the most
approved and latest methods of application.
FREE EXAMINATION AND CONSULTATION
Ali private and chronic diseases of Men and Women.
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"Heaven, ma'am," he said.
A returned warrior, describing his
experiences in one of the huge vats
where twenty-five or thirty men tub
together, declared that after he had
been In for half an hour, scrubbing PM
feet most of the time, he came out td
find that they were as black as be]
•fore he went in. '
"Blimy If I hadn't been scrubbln' an-|
( her chap's feet all along!"

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