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AN INDEPENDENT N EWSPAPER MltaM Every Afternoon ond Sunday Morning at Bote* Idak* » •0,000 People, by THB CAPITAL NEWS PUBLISHING COUPANT. I4BHTED caty of RICHARD STORY SHKRIOAN, General Managen, Entered at tho Foot Office at Bole«. Idaho, ao Bocond-olaao Mall Matter. Phonos—Buzineez Office. ISA Editor uü Room«. Mb Society Editor. UM GOING THROUGH T HE drive of Haig through the German ranks was a wonderful demonstration and has had a most stimu lating effect upon all nations arrayed against the kaiser. It may even exert some influence in Russia, where cowardly Administrators are plotting to fasten upon the world the very chains they ostensibly would remove from their own country. Conversely, the Haig drive will have a depressing ef fect on Germany at home and in the field if even a por tion of the truth shall reach the people and the soldiers. There, has been the usual speculation as to the purpose of the drive. The expected answer of experts is that it had in view relief of the "pressure on Italy. That will likely be one effect, but the German advance in Italy has proceeded too far to be abandoned in order to assist a weakened line that is likely to find a stopping place some where short of annihilation. Another theory is that it had become necessary, in the light of so much 'funereal news to the allies, to do something to increase popular and military morale and to create a feeling of pessimism in Germany at a time when a revolt against the kaiser might be engineered; in other words, for the effect upon any po litical offensive against the enemy. Possibly all the effects suggested will be witnessed, but it is more than likely none was the motive for the at tack. Haig saw an opportunity to strike and he went through as part of the war game. It was fighting, not finesse. It is interesting to note that on the same day (Wed nesday) that the Capital News printed the first news given the public here of the great victory, a dispatch from Washington was published stating that a host of Ameri can soldiers had been dispatched to Prance, many more, it was hinted, than thé people of this country had believed could have been equipped and sent over in so short a time. Is it not possible that American reinforcements had something to do with the Haig drive, if not as direct par ticipants then as being on the job in supporting order, keeping open lines of communication and standing as a , ill ie ,. ,, dependable rear guard for actions they are not yet per-1 mitted to join on account of their newness to wart In any event, it is known that there is a sizeable Amor . _ , __ . lean army In loanee now and that more are being sent over right along. Those on the ground and those still to come will soon be "going through" as tho British bored through the German lines last Tuesday. DEMOCRACY IN PRACTICE O NE of the outstanding features of our war prepara tion ia the prompt manner in which the business men of the country have come to its support with their counsel, their cash and their sons. They have lined up iqtdckly with the farmer, the laborer, the professional man —all forming an impressive pageant and giving a most il luminating illustration of democracy in practice. Big business and little business have responded to the eall to the colors and the few exceptions in opposition to reasonable regulations have been quickly disciplined large ly by business itself. We do not have to go to New York aijd see the great men of finance in action. Right here at home and in all the towns around us there are plenty of examples of busi ness patriotism. Men have given their time freely, away from their business, to the Red Cross, to liberty loans and to other undertakings inseparable from our preparedness ' and to our successful continuation in the war. They have extended the right hand of helpfulness to the laborer and to Nie farmer who have so nobly joined in the cause of universal liberty. There has been no call un answered. The nation needs its business men as, perhaps, never before to aid it in meeting the most acute emergency in its history, not even excepting the civil war, which meant, at moBt, division. Defeat now means something worse than that. It is most encouraging, therefore, to witness the man ner in which our business men have so heartily, loyally ançl unselfishly lined up jn the ranks with other classes of citizens acting with equal earnestness, patriotism and ab negation. WHATCHAMA COLUMN PEPS LIKE two In a pod: A pro-German and a con-Amertcan—when the "con" stands for "phoney." O—— THE. Germans, having read "The Merchant of Venice," ars pounding around that city. PROF. SCOTT NEARING ought to be nearing soma hoosegow, meaning jail. SOME people say they only want a place In the sun who In reality want the earth. PRO-GERMAN topical song: "Keep the Food Fires Burning." THANKFUL? SURE. I am thankful For a tankful Of good food one time a day. I am thankful That starvation Hasn't come around my way. 1 am thankful For the codfish That, somehow, I always get. HI Costofllvlng-s humping, But he hasn't licked me— Yet. I am thankful For a bumper crop Of fine and robust health. I am thankful I don't have to Lug around A lot of wealth. I am thankful For my freedom. Yes, I am a lucky mug. Many men, no worse Than 1 am Are reclining In the jug. I am thankful for My friendships And the charity of man. But, above all else, I'm thankful That I'm an American. Any Yank who can't Be thankful And is cast down In the dumps Is a flivver. Is a bonehead. And the chump of all the chumps. MAYBE! Fuel administrator says he will make the coal men obey the government. Some Job, but maybe It can be done. Things are all going by contraries thed^days. It may happen. BUCKING UP. It begins to look as though that bum per buckwheat crop came along : t the psychological moment. Now that the crop is the greatest on record the price of a stack of buck wheats In the food, emporium with the counter is five cents more than ever before. So, things are as they should be. MODERN MAIDS. May couldn't cook, no not a bit; But, gracious, how the girl could knit! she couldn't knit socks for her dad, ! For that, you see, was not the fad. | SS'ïïTÎÏÏS more - At wheeling baby, she'd have died, But she could do the peacock glide, THE JOL08 ON THE WARPAT1 AGAIN. When the Jolo With his bolo Starts to tearing up the ground. We go scootin' And a-shootln' And a-chasin' 'em around. For we made out That we prize 'em Though the pessimists may scoff; And we're going to civilize 'em If we hava to Kill 'em off. HOW DO YOU 8AY ■ FRENCH? IN I wrote a letter to me pal. Ma old pal, Donohue. He's over there across the sea With all tho gang In Company B— I wrote: "I'm sending you a box of dainties, Donohue! I'm «ending you some sweets," I said; "Some ham; some doo-dads for your bed." I got an answer back today; 8ays he: "Now, listen, you! "Never mind the Jam; Never mind the ham. Never mind the doo-dade For me bood-war'e in a trench. But here's a task for you— Please ask," Buys Donohue, "How do I ggy, 1 love yotf In French?" "I met her In Bordeaux," aays he. Ma old pal, Donohue. "And over here across the sea No speak the Irish much," saya he— "I understand her eigne," says he, "tout do not parlay-voo. So huetle around this very night, Father Duffy will set you right— Borrow a book from him And send it on to Donohuel" ''Never mind the jam; Never mind the ham. How can I use doo-dads When me hood-war's In a trench? This Is the Job for you— Find out," says Donohue, "How do I say 1 love you' In French?" D. R. IN PALESTINE. Palestine has always been renowned ter Its vine« and grapes, the climate, sells and other conditions being much the seme as ours Numbers xlll, IS, refers to bunches of grapes which re quired two men to 1 carry them, and in Psalm I« David speaks of a vine fig uratively that covered the hill and had boughs like the goodly cedar*. THE CRIMES OFGERMANY Abstracted From Authenticated Official Reports. OUTRAGES ON WOMEN AND CHILDREN ED 1 HE longest and moqt heart breaking chapter of all could be written on this pitiful sub ject, but we will limit it to citation of only enough spe cific cases, out of volumes of them, to reveal the brutal and degenerate na ture of our enemy. Aa vast'as le the positive evidence, many of these cases may never come to light. It requires a concatenation of special circum stances for suoh acte to be committed in public—and the bullet and the torch have removed much first-hand testi mony. The offloial reporta, giving state ments of victims and of witnesses of these outrages and disclosures from diaries of prisoners and other sources, fairly reek with Instances of outrages upon women ajid children by German officers and soldiers, openly counten anced at times, if not participated In, by high authorities, in some cases leaders in the great German institu tions of learning that had been the pride of the world. Sometimes these attacks were in dividual and sometimes committed by groups of men. At Mclen-Labouxhe Margaret W. was violated by 20 Ger man soldiers and then shot by the side of her fitflier and mother. THESE FIENDS DID NOT EVEN RESPECT NUNS. There is ample evi dence on that score, but one does not have to go beyond the moving letter of Cardinal Mercier to von Bissing. "My conscience," he wrote, "forbids my divulging to any tribunal the infor mation, alas only too well substan tiated, which I possess. Outrages on nuns have been committed * * Even grandmothers were not spared. At Louppy the mother and her two daughters were simultaneously raped. Sometimes the outrages were con tinued until death. At Nimy, the martrydom of little Irma G. lasted six hours, until death relieved lier of her sufferings. When her father tried to rescue her hp was shot and her mother was seriously wounded. "A clergyman of Dixmude says: "The burgomaster of Handsaeme was shot for trying to protect his daugh ter." • • » Women nnd children were driven before German forces. The British had orders not to fire on civilians in front of the enemy, so the Germans were in position to advance, as at Mons, behind the protection of women and boys and girls, many of whom were shot down for trying to escape. In Morelle the Germans were seen (sworn testimony) to shoot a middle aged civilian who was helping a wounded French soldier through the streetB and at the same time a lame boy aged 13 and a gil l whom they had first seduced. At Lahoussoye they raped a woman aged 65 and at Merieourt-sur-Sonuno three German soldiers dragged a girl of 17 into a cellar nnd violated her in succession. At Ilebais they hanged a woman be cause she resisted their attempts to violate her. With her feet about 20 inches from the ground she cut the rope with her penknife. When she fell the brutes beat her. but an officer saved her life. A priest says that a woman whose body was found between Rebals and Coulommiers had been outraged after which she was stabbed to death. Near tho same place a woman was violated In the presence of her hus band and children and at Jouy-sur Morin two Germans violated a girl ot 18 while the mother was kept off with the oayonet by each soldier in turn. • • • Four Germans, one an offloer, at Eerte-Gaucher killed M. Quenescourt when he tried to protect a woman. She testifies: "The officer then made me strip completely naked and violated me." Several similar instances in the same locality are cited. At Sancy-les-Provins a woman was violated by a German soldier who had been taken in for the night as a mat ter of humanity. In the market place of Gembloux the body of a Belgian woman was pinned to the door of a house by a sword driven through her chest. The body was naked and the breasts had been cut off. At Gllly two women were thrown in to a cistern. At Connlgls a girl wan violated by several German soldier« in the pre sence of her foster parents. Five women were discovered In & cellar. "All stripped naked," they were ordered by the Germans. One attempted to get away. The soldiers fired. Two women were wounded, one dying the next day. At Baizil German soldiers tried un successfully to violate the two daugh ters of a household and then shot their mother because the girls escaped. At Morellea some people asked per mission of German soldiers to rescue from a burning houa# a woman who was In bed with a broken leg. They refuaed and she was burned alive. At Auve a / -woman eged 10 was burned inside a church. Mlle. Cote, near Tannay. was roost outrageously treated, among other things being dragged by the hair. At Vltry-en-Perthola German sol dier* violated a woman aged I», who died from tho eftecte. Mile. Process, her mother, her grand mother, aged 71, and her aunt, aged It, were attacked In their home at Trlaueourt Mlle. Procès escaped. Tho other women were killed. The Ger mane that night played the piano near the bodies. Mme. Maupolx. 75, was kicked to death. At GIvry-on-Argonne Mme. X and UNCLE SAM—"IF THOSE FELLOWS DON'T QUIT QUARRELING, B 7 _ GUM, I'LL RUN THE RAILROADS MYSELF." _ AS Ö YOU CnNT DICTATE TO HE-IT* MY 15 THRT Sov HEU. LOorctY HERE - YOU COME ACROSS telfHA ARISE 0« at TIE up Ter* oto Road TUiHTERNllLL , D'ye Clt THAT./, ROMO AND aoinC to HAVE QOIHO TO HAVE IT RUN THE WAY I tefiHT it mm* Y'umderstamo •wi * * % mV HI* -7 o \\ NS T Uncle lor Wall Hus You This Evening NOVEMBER WINDS. November winds are sad and bleak, November winds are cold; they make our knees and shoulders creak, when we are waxing old. I hate the wind's forbidding tune, 1 hate the long cold rain; I wish the year, could be all June, the month that's safe and sane. When winter's tempests blow I laugh, and summer hits the spot; November, though, is half and half—it's neither cold nor hot. A man can't tell six phours ahead what weather he »nay meet; perhaps the sun will paint tilings red, there may be snow and sleet. The minster clock is striking nine, and I lie down to doze; the night is mild, the sleeping's fine, So I kick off the clothes. I kick them off at frightful cost; there comes a north wind bold; my whiskers gleam with ice and frost, I've caught a beastly cold. Aslhmutic breaths I now must draw, like other careless boobs; the surgeon comes with knife and saw, to carv'e iny bronchial tubes. The doc- tor comes with dope and pills, and plasters for my chest; the druggist comes, with leg-long bills, until I can- not rest. I hate the bleak November day, I hate the rein and sleet; I wish the year could he all May, the month that'« good as wheat. - GAS FOR POI80NOUS FLY. Poison gas, which for lone time has been used in Europe with such deadly effect, is to be tried on one of the world's most unpopular insects—the African tsetse fly. An English officer stationed In a legion that was once part of German East Africa, ts respon sible for the experiment. The gas to be used will be either of a nature de structive only to Insect life and harm less to man, or else of a more deadly character, which muat be handled by operators wearing gas masks. RUSSIAN RAILROAD. Efforts are being made to resume the construction of branch railway lines in the Donets basin of southern Rus sia, where, during the last years be fore the war, the branah and connect ing lines annually completed aver aged twenty-five. The development of the mining Industry In the basin was always closely dependent upon the railroads. In the present war trans portation of coal In carts became dis organized and coats of transport In creased 700 per cent. A dog ln Hennlfler, N. H., In pur suing a hedgehog, climbed from limb to limb of a tree to a height of forty feet. It took the help of three boye to get him down. / I her four children took refuge in the Adnot home. Mme. Adnot and Mme. X. were violated while the children shrieked. One's head was cut off, others were mutilated. The children were aged 11. 5. 4 and ltd years, see At Zwickau, an internment camp, women and children were herded Into a church, half starved, for a month, "with disgusting restrictions on sani tation." The foregoing ere only scattering'in stances. There are hundreds upon hundreds of such cases—women and girls violated, children mutilated, mothers forced to wltneae Inhuman acts upon husbands and eons—a hor- 1 rifylng array of barbarities, but all foots, in many oases substantiated by the visual evidence presented by the condition of the victims. i (To Be Continued. ) E ROM the time you entrust your money to our care until you withdraw it, no detail is overlooked by this bank to give you the utmost In SERVICE, while constantly safe-guarding your interest. PACIFIC NATIONAL BANK 4% Paid on Time Deposits. YOUR HEALTH By JOHN B. HUBER. A. M., M. D. ■—e—' '' 1 ...I—.1. I ——, 'God Ole»« the Duke of Argyle' (t cho established itching poste in Scotland) Itching. There are some people whoso skin appears to be perfectly clear and healthy and who yet suffer Intense Itching, sometimes occasional, some times constant and almost beyond enduranoe. Or Instead of itching there are crawling, creeping or prick Ing sensations, as though Insects erne present. Generally the itch Ing (which doctors call pruritus) is worse at night. Then there come in domination and eruptions, which are not due to the disease itself but to the scratching. Pruritus Is ssen In all ages but especially in the mid die aged and the elderly. There Is also a form catted winter itch which occurs mostly In the young, only In winter, disappearing In the summer to eoma again in the autumn. Some times tka itching Is quite general; or It Is felt only on local patches ot akin in the aged prurit„. is due to the it- mal rhanffpu that are inevitable dermal changes that are inevitable with the advancing 'years. Other eausea are functional or organic changes Ip the liver and kidneys, dyspspsia. constipation, various ner vous disorders, diabetes and the like. The ailment U Indeed obstinate. In each case the family doctor must dll Igentiy search lor tho cause; only on the removal of this can real re lief be afforded. The Internal ad ministration of drugs, as prescribed by tho family doetor according to the conditions to each case, often bringe good results. Tincture of belladon na, 10 drops throe times a day, helps In many oases. Anti pruritic bathe are most helpful. A Hit of these I will mail to any sufferer sending mo a stamped and self-directed envelope, For local pruritus a five per cent ter.' Ruber will «newer all signed Inner« pertaining to Health, If year queetiea 1* et (euere! lateres« il will he answered through.theee columns; if not It will ha «sewered personally it stamped, addressed envelope la eocloeed. Ur. Huber will net prescribe for individuel Mate or moke diagnoses. Address Ur. 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Dm HAUMABK Store carbolated vaseline or a five per cent resorcin ointment is often helpful, Questions and Answee* ' „. i .- , - ... _ . Every night when I retire l coze men ce to he itchy oil over; this feel '»0 from one spot to another. During the day no signs of it appear. I on 70 and seen to be otherwise lis ^ ^taS^oUmtu of MUdoor I . * ¥ * /"*** 1 ***** * xerci * e on< * " <m * worr V Anewe»—The »bore article Is ta answer to your letter. Peeelbly you are not sufficiently nourished and that your ekln -would give you Isa* trouble If you would take more ul mal food, with a liberal supply ot fate—no more however than you can comfortably digest. Perhaps your T^eldute U ** ** C*SS In the elderly. THB BBHOVAX. OP KOLBS. 1. Am I taking any ekameeo iss hav ing a mole removed by the eleetria needle, provided e arns ia dona by competent doctor. 1. Is II necessary to go under ether, gas or any anes thetic 1» order to hasse same re moved t S. Please explain the process of removing so me. Answer —1. Yes; nanny, eases re develop, from innocent moles thus disturbed. If it Is inflamed or show* evldeno of disease something should be done. But not otherwise. 1. No. 3. ' he sponge Is placed at the baok ot the eck. The needle at the end ot the other electric pole Is parted through tho diameter of the growth at Its base.