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AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. Published Every Afternoon and Sunday Morn Inc At Boise. Idaho, a City of 30,000 People, by THE CAPITAL NEWS PUBLISHING COMPANY. LIMITED. Entered at the Post Office at Boise, Idaho, as Second-ctaa. Mall Matter. Editorial dooms, 234; Phones—Business Office. 284; Society Editor, 1269 BOISE, IDAHO. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20. 1916. EPHEMERALITY OF LEADERSHIP. IR JOHN FRENCH saved the British army at Mons.l He had previously given evidence of brilliancy in or ganization. Yet when the British retreat was stopped and an advance begun there was a new com mander. The name of Moltke was well known in 1914. It was a big name traditionally. It was big through the activities of the successor to the iron man of whom it is said such complete arrangements had been made that the Prussian armies could have been launched on Paris at any moment if a subordinate would take an envelope out of a pigeon hole and send out the orders. But soon the name of Moltke was lost to the reader and 1 hat of Kalkenhayn substituted —and who had heard of him? Then Verdun, and with ii Hindenburg to succeed Falkenhayn. j The changes in commanders of the other belligerents| has not been less pronounced in the ease of Russia. With I ,, , .„ , . . „ .. ,, , I ranee, .Joftre has stayed longer than any of them, and now comes news of his retirement to a war council. War makes and unmakes men rapidly. It is only more precipitate in its filling of unmarked graves. But it is not vastly different with peace. It has its leaders who come and go. Great men and the near great, appear on the horizon of our national life, flame across and are lost to view in such a short time we are awed and I confounded when we contemplate eternity. 1 EQUAL JUSTICE FOR ALL. KCKNTLY at Mountain Homo a case was tried that involved a search back into the dim and distant past to determine whether or not sheep had been on a certain range first or cattle. The prosecution was under the priority law. It is fortunate for Idaho that everything is not run on the priority basis or a large number of pro gressive citizens who did not happen to be pioneers would be seriously handicapped. If every industry were placed under priority rule, some towns might be impossible be cause of prior mining operations and we would be in a constant state of uncertainty—for evidence of usage in J years gone by is not easy to procure. The priority law j favors the cattlemen and is aimed at the sheepman. That ! is only an incident and does not affect the principle. Both these industries arc important and should be fostered by the state. There is room for both and the state needs both. It should be possible to make adjustments that will meet the requirements of both without working any hard ship on cither and. above all, without establishing any precedent that may iu time menace other industries. D ' TRAGEDIES. 'i IK mobilizat ion of the national guard on the Mexican border is declared by certain high generals of the regular army to have been a tragedy. It was, how ever, the least tragic of a variety of occurrences on the border in which the regular army and the federal admin istration were concerned. Moreover, there might have hern more tragedies if the hoys had not gone down to sup plement and support the small hand of regulars. The real tragedy, however, was in the American homes from which these guardsmen went in response to the call of duty. These have patriotically supported the militia, but if the national government indicates it no longer desires auch an organization, the homes will undoubtedly vote With it. j The BY __ _ MRS. EVA HIGHFLYERS LEONARD A DIAMOND NECKLACE IS MARJORY'S LATEST WHIM. j i "Well, Mother. Tom Juot telephoned that he had engaged a box for the opera tonight," said Marjory, running into the tdg aunny living room. "A box!" exclaimed Mrs. Gerard, looking up from the book she was reading. Marjory nodded triumphant ly. "Why does he do that?' asked Tom's mother. "We c >uld got less expensive scats and have Jusl as Rood a time.'' "Oh, we have to sit in box to show my new diamonds," laujhed the girl ex citedly. "Diamonds! " Marjory ran from the nom and soon returned carrying; a handsome mor occo case. She opened it a* 1 took out a diamond necklace which she clasped around h throat. "Isn't it a lovely thing? I always wanted a diamond neckla.ce. but I nev er expected to Ret one." The eyes of the girl shone with excitemen . Mrs. Gerard did not reply; she was too astonished to speak. "So you see we simply must sit In a box to display these," she exclaimed with excitement. "Did Tom help to select them?" asked Mrs. Gerard after she had re covered her breath. It is to be a surprise for him. I shall no' toll him till I put them on. Won't he be astonished?'' Uncle Walt Has for You TU. EvcoinJ | I j the money goes. I I spent a pfennig fur a rose, a ®I? schen ?, ,r 8ome taf,y< i,n< !. f a , ld, The way the money goes would drive II follow daffy! The coat of living j keeps us hot, it'«j r——— » I ■ ■ ■ threatening to bust | ^Walt MatOh cake», and other things he's needing. He cannot save U single y<m. however hard i-.c's t.ry ing, he's stony broke and broke again, whenever he roes buying." I paid a guilder for a goose, a kronor for a cradle» a noble for a hangman's noi se, a livre for a ladle. And I was just about to say that it is past man's powers, to put a little sum away, against the day of showers. And then my neyhew said, "Dear Unk, th • riot .act I'm read ing; if you would cut out buying junk that no sane man is needing, you'd 'and in Easy street, perhaps, to stay there, - re fou know it; it's blowing coin for useless traps that breaks an old fat poet." (Copyright by George Matthew Adams) • i "I rather think h- will, when he sees i king's ransom." Marjory looked up, ; detecting the disapprobation in her ! mother-in-law's tone. "So you do not Ilka them?" "No. his wife wearing diamonds v ,rth « »he j asked. j us. and some one be! surely should shot, if there's such stuff as Justice." I. paid pistole for a| pup, a doubloon for! a daisy, and then I reared three cubital* said 0 m m ■ up, and the times crazy. "No matter what a fellow makes," I said, my bosom bleeding, "the mon ey goes for cats and J EUROPE'S MAP TODAY; MAN WHO ASKS PEACE; HAGUE PALACE 4 M£f S/TA / Q RUSSIA I 2T % 0 & O 0 % • VVAQSAW 0 kE f $ p, v * V I Y k •<V Y % Ænl 7 I »Iff» f»t PfpJ o. (YidCcr S*a : / » L t.. *A, / 0 ïÿ. W HACfiO ^ N&RO »HI '»Key CÖ % ' « fc-fe YAV/4/V *f£t>rr£***"£*& see 0 :ilv^ % ■ « A, Ii S.'l '• 41 ! TfcLAAtIMV CON^UWEO By AND HER ALUfcS GdiMANV AMP At-UtS I 'Cäritoay Cb*|tai/e*cp ©v France, VSSIA ANO äf TALY & m « * ' HI m ft' • i "* I y m I; k * & . spa Î M % /*•; ? Äj Mû: Üli ,;«S: — 55c 7 X. power*; Palace of Peace at The Hague, where peace negotiation: nnn-Hoilwog, who voices Germany's demand for peace. Map showing territory _ might m held, and Premier von Bethmann On tho western front Germany now holds one-twentieth of France and practically all of Belgium. On tht eastern front she holds all of Russian Poland, and Lithuania, and a good part of the Baltic provinces of Russia also Albania. Montenegro, Serbia and about half of Roumanie. She and her allies have lost only a smal strip along tne border of Alsace-Lorraine to France, and a small portion of the Italian urovinces of Austria Hungary to Italy, and some territory along the Carpathians to Russia. now hold by warring I cannot got Her to leave Herj (1 inpry lodging* to come and live; grumbled Marjory. "It makes me feel ashamed to have her insist t>n living in that little apartment." "You never need blush for you.raunt, r.er ards tone showed »orne heat. "She is a fine woman." "They are very beautiful, ' was the sincere answer. "But you think I should not have gotten them?" persisted the girl. "Since you ask what 1 think. I will frankly say that it seems to me it would have been better to have waited " Marjory held up hex hand d said, laughingly: "I know what you are going to say. But people get diamonds every day and pay hardly anything They are the same nny day, and If for any reason we cannot pay for them they can go back and no harm Is done." Marjory was using the lone with which she repelled any invasion of her rights. "In the meantime I can be enjoying ther she added with a definat toss of the head. "But that would be such a humili ation," ventured Mrs. Gerard. "Who would know it besides the till them. th ™; not properly take care of her it I let her stay there.'' pouted Marjory. "I think she is right. Xo one should |I;!,™". 11 i?7h P °rUi,, h ^Tv ntimr^v,'' 1 ^! anyone, ir mere is an\ other way to, j nrrunge it," was the dreUled ~ — diamond merchant? Besides, nothing is going to happen. "T hope Aunt Lois has ordered the evening dress I told her to. She will not have anything suitable for the oc casion If she has not," continued the young wife as the silence grew oppres sive. "She will he over to dinner, T hope. T want to get better acquainted. T have taken a great liking t aunt." remarked Mrs. Gerard, glad to change the »object. "I shall ask tier. j ( . an c i 0 . J.ois. your That Is as much f ant surprised at Aunt with in no matter where she lives.'' Mrs (To be continued.) •j # " # # # # # # # • ••••••••••••••a # ^ # DAILY LESSON IN HISTORY. Ons Hundred Yean Ago Today. 1816—British »hip Hamilton lost at sea and the most of her officers and crew drowned. S«vonty-fivo Years Ago Today* nee, Prussia 1841—Great Britain, and I * * * * Austria, Russia signed a treaty for the suppres sion of the slave trade. ° * • One Year Ago Today in the War. • took by storm Mon- • Bora no • States e Fifty Years Ago Today. 1866—Marriage of Adlai E. Stevenson, who later became vice president of tlie United States, and Miss Letitia Green, of Danville, Ky. Twenty-five Years Aqo Today. 1891—Preston B. Plumb, Unit ed States senator from Kansas, died in Washington, D. C. Born in Delaware county, Ohio, Oct. « * * * * 12. 18.Î7. Austric • tenegrin heights • and Bjelopolje; United • protested holdup by British • • warships of parcel post from • • America to Sweden, nett l* • PEPS • • C o u n t y commissioners want a lot of things done to Idaho's iron constitution, Pear last amendment may rust it! —O— Here's a grinner: Boy asked by teacher to frame aj sentence with the word; "hominy" in it said : " Hom iny days till Christinas?" The word "berate" comes from "carburetor." Slip a few seeds into the Salvation Army pot watch them cook meals for the needy. —O— Everyone in Europe seems to want peace but a few kings and premiers and so! forth. Why not let them do the fighting! O— 1 Boise may enact an ordi nance prohibiting chauffeurs from being naughty. Why m) f V Should also enact OUC . ., ... j pi''OlH 1 IHR t X 1>1 OCÜ II rr . I ' I « * , , . . Man named Moon has just married a movie Star. Look . « , , . out tor heavenly twins. Mainly About People. j thlr '» and into up from gasoline Cardinal Gibbons, now in his eighty has just completed a six volume scries of his reminiscences. Family I roes arc bewildering things. gen nearer to James 1. than is , For instance. Queen Mary is : crat ion Kin" George Governor Capper of Kansas donated the first $100 toward the fund for the Carrie Nation memorial to be erected in Topeka. Playing billiards is one of William J. Bryan's favorite recreations, and his friends declare that he is something j of an expert at the game. Sir Ian Hamilton, the celebrated British military commander, is the au *ithor of numerous poems that have' nder various pen been published names. of 9 f •••••••••••••••• • • • LINES WORTH REMEMBERING • » Life appears to me too short • * # • • J. B. Tattersall, who controls more cotton mills than any olL. England, began his career hoy in Lancashire at the age yea rs. I The oldest member of the. house 1 representatives in the Sixty-fifth con gress will be General Isaac Ft. Sher 1 wood, of the Ninth Ohio district, wh is now in his eighty-second year. ther man in as a mill ® to be spent in nursing animos • it y or registering wrongs. I • -Charlotte Bronte. $ 1 , 000 , 000.00 TO LOAN ON GOOD SECURITY The Pacific National Bank CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $4145,000.00 Happy Hints for the Hurried Christmas Shopper; But 4 Days By HAL TIPPER. hv,bby - Don't try to send a piano home by messenger. Don't get sore If Ihe sass you back, only reflects what is put in front of it. Don't get angry if a package arrives I a little late, a thimble is good any day in the year. salesladies A mirror and clerks Don't make a dromedary out of Don't get feverish If you buy your husband a new sat of furs and he comes right back at you with a new box of cigars for your manicure set. Don't sample anything. Nobody likes to be the second owner of a toothpick. Don't try to match cloth over the A color looks telephone, from the way it sounds. different Don't tend to buy it. Ind up a hat unless you in Health is We\uh I hyJohrv B. Huber. A.M.M. D. our na * ural every pari has a necessary sympathy with every other, and all together form, by their harmonious conspiration, a healthy whole. —Sir W. Hamilton. - . Motoring Ailments IND and dust, conpled with high speed. Induce any degree of tnflam : raation of the lids, from a slight congestion to contagious "pink eye.'' Wearing suitable goggles obviates this. "Auto leg" Is s _I cramp due to sitting In one position tor hours, whilst the nerves and muscles are under strain from consecutive shocks and Joltings over bad roads. B Women with acute catarrhs shouldn't spoed. Pulmonary diseases are not caused by motoring; but the speeding motor Is no place for patients with tuberculosis coupled with fever. Nerve strain and nerve exhaustion—hysteria and neurasthenia—are not rare, especially among women who motor frequently, and ju~t will perversely speed. 8uch attacks come on with relaxation after a rapid run of many miles; but they are not ordinarily serious In the healthy women And yet there have been grave consequences in women not up to par as ici .their nervous systems. The ever increasing stimulation that goes with speeding may some time end in prostration. For such eases there have got to be rest and abandonment of motoring. All motoring women should, from time to time, consult their doctors about conditions they are of thern selves unable to account for. Women who are going to become mothers must especially get medical advice as to motoring. Chauffeur's knee is an ailment in which flexion and retension of that joint is limited and painful. The sufferer feels a "grating" in front of the Joint. On each side of the knee-cap there Is a fluctuating swelling. i This comes from constant shifting of the pedals while In a cramped position. The treatment consists in letting some one else do the driving and the pedaling, rest and wet lead and opium dressings; later passive motion and massage. Chauffeur's knee is not unlike Housemaid's knee and alto (It to said) the Tango foot. I V L. writes: 1 am suffering with , , . , some disease which 1 am unable quite MUTIPLF NFFRITIS. to understand. Tears ago, when 1 was a very young girl I noticed first that th# little Unger was enlarging and making the finger crooked. Next the muaclee of the left breast became Then came terrible head aches, sometimes lasting 18 hours, from the top of the head down the back of my neck to behind the ear» and again all over the head and through the eyes. When around the eyes there would be some sickness. Just according to how billoua 1 wag. Cold, like a draft or a dampness or a nervous »train, would cause It. About five years ago the fingers all began being affected until now I can hardly do my work. Answer: From your letter (which is very much too long to print) I find your ailment to he multiple neurttl*. No doubt by now you have seen my four articles on neuritis In this column on June 6-9. No doubt rheumatism was originally the cause of the trouble. Get your eyes examined; glasses may sore. This column is devoted to disense prevention; to physical mu mental hygiene; to domestic, industrial and public sanitation; to the promotion of health; efficiency and long life. The latest developments in medical science will be presented. Questions ot general interest will be answered here, space permitting—all others by mail if stamped return envelope is enclosed. Ttequests tor personal diagnosis or treatment cannot, however, be considered in any way. Ask For—Get _ The Original i Nourishing M Delicious 1 Digestible 9 Safe Milk 8 „—.-v_ For lofants, Invalida and Growing Children. The Original Food-Drink For All Agea. '■>1' L j. Ucb Milit, Malted Grain Extrset In Powd»r. Substitut»» Co»t YOU Same Price. DEPOSIT Your Money Now « Ä f or Mi SI 5 Somebody Else Will Deposit It for You. \r » 45 S" S, Overland National Bank C r Courteous Service Will Pleas« You. Don't drop any glassware on the floor to see whether it will bounce. Don't give away your elbows without expecting to get some in return with interest. Don't count the birdseed In a pack age to see whether you are cheated. If your time Is money, then the money must bs counterfeit. . Don't send home any packages you can carry. If you buy a canary bird goldfish, walk 'em home. Tho ex ercise will do 'em good. Don't try to stretch a dime into a quarter. If that was legal the gov ernment would have made 'otn out of rubber in the first place. Don't flutter around a depart m e n t store without lighting some place. Don't try to get measured for a meal; sample a pair of shoes and get upstairs at the same time. relieve your headache. Never permit yourself to become conettpaUd. What you really need la a very thorough ... . , physical overhauling by an experi enced physician. A IIKA VY IÜPPE3L r. n. M. irrt tea: I feel tired morn ings just after I wake up. My feet and limb» aobe. Can tbto ba cauoad by eating too heavy a supper? Answer: Perhaps; though la such circumstance» th» a oh» la generally more In the head than In the feet. Get examined for a possible kidney trou bte. GRAT SKnr Answer to I>. L. : This kind of skin follows on long continued dosage with stiver nitrate preparations. It eotnea from the deposit of minuta quantities of the albuminate of the metal In the skin. Yes: Charles the Second of England furnished a historic case of this condition.