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Published Every Afternoon and Sunday Morning at Boise. Idaho, a City of
30,090 People, by
Entered at the Post Office at Boise, Idaho, as Second-class M ail Matter
Society Editor. S1S-J
Editorial Rooms. 834;
Phones—Business Office, 284;
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• My watch wouldn't work worth a dime, it was always a fortnight
• too slow; Instead of recording the time, it mqnkeyed around, to and
e fro. The mainspring seemed out of repair. It traveled by spasms and
• Jerks; so 1 sat me right down in a chair, and studied the watch and its
• works. I took It apart with a wrench, and studied the levers and gears,
» all piled in a heap on a bench; I studied and wiggled my ears. I put
• the wheels back in the case, and shook them to give them a shock; but
• the hands didn't go round the face, and the works didn t tick nor yet
» tock. I asked of the plumber advice, and counsel I asked of the Judge,
• consulted the dealer in ice—and still the blamed works wouldn t budge.
• "Methlnks," 1 remarked, "and I wist, I must go to the Jeweler's shop."
a He gave It three twists of the wrist, and the watch went along like a
• top. That plan's kept me down In the past—a plan that Is doubtless
» the worst; I always reserve tili the last the thing I shonld tackle at first.
ÙW/7 Ums»
• Protected by the
t Adame Newspaper Service, New York.
In issuing an official statement denouncing long-range
weather forecasting based on lunar, planetary, magnetic
and astrological considerations, Ihe department of agri
culture takes a step for which there should be no necessity,
it seems strange that farmers and others who are vitally
interested in the weather should place credence in any
system not approved by the weather bureau of the depart
ment of agriculture. The bureau has cost the country
millions of dollars, it has employed the best methods and
men to be obtained, and it has experimented with every
suggested system of weather forecasting devised either
by amateurs or scientists. It has settled on the present
system not because it is easy, but because it comes near
est giving satisfactory results.
The particular system against which the department
has issued a warning consists in forecasting the weather
by reference* to spots on the sun. The sun, being quite
remote from the earth and, no doubt, defenseless, cannot
protect itself from the quacks who attempt to exploit its
prophetic properties. But since the department is greatly
indebted to the sun for its numerous kindly deeds, it is
only natural that it should come to its defense. This is
about all the thing amounts to. The official weather fore
casters employed by the government for the express^ pur
pose of telling what is going to happen next have no doubt
spent many an hour looking to the sun for just such infor
mation. They have not found it. The quacks have.
Those interested in the weather—and who is not?—
have only to choose between their own highly paid ex
perts. who know so much that in the interest of truth they
must qualify their forecasts, and the quacks who know so
little that they can be positive iu their guesses, kifowing
that if they make a mistake they are not likely to lose
their "jobs for the very good reason that they have none.
This faith iu quacks probably arises from a popular be
lief that the weather bureau guesses wrong pretty often.
And this in turn is based on the belief that the weather
forecaster is in a position similar to that of the chemists,
working with known factors. As a matter of fact, the
weather forecaster may more truthfully be likened to a
blindfolded chemist working in a strange laboratory.
And the fault is not the forecaster's, but rather the lim
ited development of his science.
That the long battle for education in the south more
nearly in harmony with that developed in northern states
is being slowly but surely won by the advocates of more
thorough and compulsory education is evident from the
annual reports of Rockefeller's general education board.
The latest report, just issued, showà that Tennessee led
dhring the last vear. Her schools have been neglected,
according to northern standards, for many years, but she
has not the leader among her neighbors in the total in
crease in educational facilities, her proportionate increase
was larger.
The official ligures show that last year Kentucky
opened new high school buildings costing $495,000; Mis
sissippi, $410,000; Alabama, $303/750; Arkansas, $355,000,
and Tennessee, $154,500. The two-year school, providing
a few months of higher schooling for those who have com
pleted the grade school, is becoming popular. Thirty-two
of these schools were opened in Arkansas last year, while
only one new four-year school was opened. It seems like
ly that eventually the two-year schools .will be converted
into four-year standard high schools. This illustrates the
caution exhibited by some states in their approach to
higher education. They believe, and rightly, that the
high schools should come in response to a demand, but at
the same fime they are willing to stimulate*the demand.
The placing of the negro schools in several states un
der the direction of a separate superintendent, charged
with the duty of fitting negro schools to negro needs,
marks another noteworthy advance of the year. North
ern money from private sources is doing much to pave the
way for this plan, but the states have showji their interest,
and there can be little doubt that once4be efficacy of the
system is established the financial burden will be carried
by the states. They cannot, in justice to their economic
development, neglect any plan which makes for the better
ment of the negro. But the light must be shown to them,
and that is a duty which the north should keep ever in
Sy~ /WaS,
'T can't understand It. It seems as If
the earth had opened and swallowed
her up. We have driven over fifteen
miles down this road and called at *v
ery house and questioned every one we
have met and no one has seen her."
Olive was wiping
the tears from her
eyes as she spoke.
The strain of the
afternoon had been
too much for her,
coming as it had
after three days of
terrible excitement
following the mys
terious disappear
ance of the baby.
"The only pos
sible explanation is
that she got anoth
er chance to ride
and bo was carried
along! the' road
without anyone
seeing her." The
d o c t o r's cheerful
tone of the early afternoon was all
gone and a settled despair had taken
its place. He realized, however, that
ho must furnish the courage for him
self and Olive, for she was on the
verge of a nervous breakdown.
•'Olive, have you any theory as to
who the woman could be?" asked Nell
In low tones that the doctor, on the
front seat of the machine might not
"No; have you?" tlllve took the
handkerchief from her eyes to look at
her friend.
"I have been wondering If It might
not be the first Mrs. Ellson," whisper
ed Nell.
"Why, she's dead!" exclaimed Olive
in a startled whisper.
"There was no proof of that. She
simply disappeared. The theory was
that she was drowned, but the stream I
was dragged and no sign of her was
found." Nell glanced in the doctor's
direction and put her finger on her lips.
"Where could she keep herself all
this time; it is so long since she went
away." Olive put her lips close to
Nell's ear to ask the question.
"You know I always thought she was
insane. Her stealing into your room at
night and trying to frighten you out of
marrying the doctor was not the work
of a sane woman."
A shudder ran through Olive's frame.
"My poor baby In the hands of an In
sane woman," she moaned. "She'll kill
"She could easily have done that by
strangling It tn its sleep with far less
trouble, so that need not worry you,
and the man who told you about giving
her a ride said she seemed very devoted
to the little thing. Didn't he say that ?"
Nell was trying to quiet the poor dis
tracted mother.
"What could she live on all this
time? She had not much money and
as the doctor did not know her where
abouts, of course he could not pay the
alimony," said Olive after a pause.
+ Dinner Stories. *
A good story is recalled of ex-Presi
dent Roosevelt's school days. He was
once requested to recite a poem begin
At midnight in his guarded tent.
The Turk lay dreaming of the hour
When Greece, her knee In suppllanee
Should tremble at his power.
He only got as far aa the third line
when he began to hesitate. Twice he
repeated "Greece, her knee," and then
stopped dead.
The old professor beamed on him ov
er his glasses, and then dryly remark
"Greece Jier knee once more, Theo
dore. Perhaps she'll go easier then."
The applicant for chauffeur Inter
viewed Mrs. Newrlch,
"We call our servants by their last
names," she said. "What's your name?"
"You had best call me Thomas,
ma'am," replied the applicant.
"No, we insist that you be willing to
be called by your last name. Other
wise you won't do at all."
The chauffeur said that he was will
ing to be called by his last name, but
didn't think the family would like to
use it
"What Is your last name, then?" said
his prospective employer, somewhat
coldly, as though she expected a reve
lation of International scandal.
"Darling, ma'am, Thomas Darling."
A Bad Back Mak»» Lifa Miserable Fori
Many Boiaa People.
A bad back la a heavy burden.
A burden at night when bedtime
Just aa bothersome in tile morning.
Ever try Doan'» Kidney Pills for It?
Know they are for kidney backache
—and for other kidney lUa?
It you don't, some Boise people do.
Read a case of It:
Mr». George W. Leppert, 512 8. Third
St., Boise, say»: "Doana Kidney Pills
have done a world of good in our fam
ily in curing a bad attack of kidney
trouble and a sore and lame tack from
which one of the family suffered a
great deal. Doan's Kidney Pilla, which
we got at Charte* L. Joy A Co.'» Drug
Store, also did me a great deal of good
when I wa* suffering In a aimllar way.
Neither of ua have had a sign of kid
ney trouble for over two years and we
give Doan's Kidney Pilla the credit for
curing u*."
Price 60e, at all daalera Don't
»Imply cask for a kidney remedy—get
Doan's Kidney Pills—the same that
Mrs. Leppert had. Foster-Mil burn Co..
Props.. Buffalo. N. Y.
Best by test HIAWATHA COAL,
»hon« 823. Lump $7.80. stove 87.
"Don't ask me to account for her In
any way. Bhe was always too many
for me. The reason I thought of her
at all was because the thing was un
canny. It Is Just such an impossible
thing as she could pull through." Nell
evidently was convinced of the truth
of her suggestion.
"You think she wandered on that
night when she was seen tn the storm,
until she found a place of refuge where
she has stayed ever since?" asked
Olive, trying to work out a theory.
"I have not put things together
enough to have a theory, but the thing
has been taking shape in my mind all
the afternoon as we rode around. It
seemed that we were hunting a ghost.
You think It over. We must not talk
any more non-, I am afraid the doctor
will not like It—my putting that
thought In your head." Nell looked
"He would like anything that would
give us a working basis for tracing our
darling," said Olive sadly.
_(To be continued.)
Blue Serge Suits
We are Boise's headquar
ters for Blue Serge Suits.
We have ready for you
to select from the largest
stock of guaranteed fast
color Blue Serge Suits that
we ever showed before.
The true blue shades we
handle will never fade and
always look the same-we
have the soft finish or the
hard finish serges as you
like best-we are the Idaho
depot for
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Blue Serges
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For Men and Young Men
They are the best Blue Serge Suits obtain
able, and come in such a great variety of
models, so there is a particular style here
for every one.
$ 18 , $ 20 , $ 25 . 00 , $ 30 . 00 , $ 35.00
Don't overlook our Boys ' Dept., we have
a splendid Boys Suit with 2 pair pants
for Five Dollars , and it's a peaçh.
Full standard, heavy weight, imported Indigo
Dye blue Denim Overalls, per pair . r . .
Best Full Size Work Shirts, Blue, Grey and Khaki, two for 95cts
$ 1 .oo
On» Hundred Year* Ago Today.
18 1 « — Dr. Benjamin W.
Dwight, noted Congregational
clergyman and educator, born at
New Ha,ven. Conn. Died at Clin*
ton, N. T., in 1889.
Seventy-five Year» Ago Today.
1841—-Nearly one-quarter of
the town of Antigua, In the
Islund of Antigua, Wes£ Indies,
w'uh destroyed by fire.
Fifty Year* Ago Today.
18t>6—As a result Of vigorous
protests from the United States,
official announcement was made
by France of her Intention to
withdraw the French troops
from Mexico.
Twenty-five Years Ago Today.
1891—The miners of Belgium
declared in favor of a general
strike unless the government
consented to the popular de
mand for universal suffrage.
• aasaessaaaaaeae
Rowena circle No. 27 will meet at the
home of Mrs. Ethel Ballinger, 1218
Bannock street, Thursday afternoon at
2:30 o'clock sharp. All members are
urged to be present.
E value of a bank connexion Is best cited by
the fact that—every successful business per
son has one.
Build up your fund for independence at the
Pacific National Bank
I Flower Show Opens in Gotham.
I New York. April 5.—With all the
I bustle and confusion that usually ac
j companies the; opening of a large ex
I hibttion, the annual International flow
show was opened this afternoon in
the Grand Central palace. The show' is
given under the Joint auspices of the
New York Florists' club and the Hor
ticultural society of New- York. In the
| number and variety of exhibits the
I show is far in excess of that of last
j year. The Far East lias contributed to
j the display, while South Africa
| Australia are among the exhibitors,
S*ib«crib« for th® Capital New».
® Head,
One Year Ago in the War.
April 5. 1915.—America's note e
• to Groat Britain and France de- I
• mantling right of seas for neu- n
• trais made public; America de- o
• »landed reparation from (1er- e
» many for sinking of the William s
• P. Frye; British steamer North- e
lands torpedoed off Beaehy »
English Channel; Ger- »
man town of Warmbad, Africa. »
o o "upicd by British; allies re- e
*> newed attack on Smyrna.
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