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IILLIAM ALLEN WHITE contributes, from Paris,
a chapter on German frightfulness that is no less
illuminating because it is analytical rather than
specific. He says there is no keen hatred among the
armies of the allies toward the German soldier, "but how
Europe does hate German," not merely the kaiser and the
Hohenzollems and the junkers but Germany—
all Germany, the docile, etupld, hypnotized Germany that celebrated the
sinking of the Lusitania, that Indorsed the submarine, that applauded
the rape of Belgium, that stands for the enslavement of French and
Belgian civilians, that has backed up every atrocity of the war lords
for three yeara
A consuming egotism and an absolutely material phil
osophy, dominant traits of the German mind, explain the
acceptance by the German people of barbarities inflicted
upon those who stand in the way of German civilization—
"the only civilization fit for the world"—the civilization
that must be impressed upon the world regardless of the
intervening extermination of individuals and nations.
Such is Mr. White's analysis, and he goes on to state that
this monumental conceit and materialism also form' the
basis for the doctrine that—
la the mainspring which has held Germany together for three years of
bitter hardship; has made Germany send the best she breeds to the
shambles without wincing: has made Germany stalk unquestioning
through famine which is emitting off old people In winrows and Is with
ering the babies like a plague.
This vain conception of German civilization plus a
moral sense blunted to accept any deed, however horrible,
which would seem to advance that civilization, fit the facts
as to German atrocities, which the writer declares are not
the mad deeds of a war-crazed nation "but the scientific
policy of a logical people unrestrained by Christian pro
hibitions against injustice and cruelty."
Frightfulness was not, therefore, an impulse, says Mr
White. It had been calmly thought out long before the
war AND SET DOWN AS AN ARTICLE IN THE MAN
UAL OF THE GERMAN MILITARY OFFICER. So
the German officer was prepared for it. One authority,
an investigator from The Hague, declares he never heard
of an authenticated case of the rape of any Belgian
women that was not committed by a German officer.
The answer is that Germany had demanded and in
structed frightfulness and had educated her people to sup
port it, first, to terrorize and quell the civilians of Belgium
and then as notification to such neutrals as Holland and
Denmark what they might expect if they opposed the ad
vance of "German civilization."
THE ARMY SALUTE
H WRITER in the Chicago Post a few days ago voiced
/ M the opinion that the salute in the army as an emblem
iTu of military autocracy must go. "There is," he says,
**n© young American worthy of the name who does not
take it hard at first that he has to salute a man who on the
average is no better than he is socially, mentally or phy
sically." In his selection of an instance the writer has,
perhaps, been unfortunate. The salute is a mark of re
spect which officers and men pay each other. A civilian
touches his hat to another civilian "who is no better than
he is socially, mentally or physically." He does it as a
mark of respect, not as an indication of inferiority.
If our army were not democratic in concept and spirit
it would not be fit to bear the banner of democracy. Every
citizen in the United States army is, in his status of voter,
a director of the army in which as a soldier he may take
only a humble part. No finer and more intelligent great
body of men will be gathered together anywhere than the
military forces of the United States, regular army, na
tional guard and national army. They are not, primarily,
cogs in a military machine, but citizens acting for the tiihe
being as soldiers. Discipline must be maintained, the
highest efficiency reached, but it will not be necessary to
Prussianize the army to do this.
The Post writer quotes a regular army major of 20
years' experience as saying: "There cannot be any dem
ocracy in the army despite the statements so frequently
heard to the contrary." There can and will be in the
American army such democracy as is compatible with ef
ficiency. For years it used to be thought that a sailor
could only be held in obedience by continually swearing
at him, giving him ram and beating him occasionally with
a belaying pin. These ideas, already outworn, have no
place, assuredly, in the American forces while they face
their present task. The Salute, however, has much to
•onunend it. There is nothing undemocratic about it.
"THREE minute women." The lent
word on the wer?
WÊ simply cannot etand for a short
age of salt. Must have something to
take-with the 1118 campaign prom
ADVISED that "deerlng In the
mountains Is very expensive." Same
thing true of dealing in the city.
WE do not take much Stockholm In
some of those war reports.
WHAT'S become of the old-fash
ioned deacon who used to like a little
splash of brandy In his mince pie?
AND MAYBE BOTTLE 'EM UP.
The Italians have retreated from
Monte Tomatlco. Eight to five that
the Teutons ketchup. BERT.
ALSO MAKE DEMOCRACY
SAFE FOR PROFITEERS.
WITH THE ACCENT ON THE
Helen Rowland, the eminent sob
sister who holds a daily mental clinic
on the sterner sex, and who was re
cently married, says: "There Is
peace of mind with a husband and no
peaco of heart without one."
Our Idea of no sort of a Job Is
that of being Mr. Helen Rowland.
HORRORS OF WAR.
The other day a fashion journal said
That on account of the scarcity of
And other things that go Into the
Of dress goods, the material in wom
Must be reduced. The Journal said
Every time there Is a battle in France
Dress goods became scarcer.
We can easily brlieve this because
We have rubbered along Main street
Since the war started. We have noted
That every time there Is an important
Battle in France the skirts have gone
up another notch.
Some of them that were down around
When the wur started are now up to
the knees, *
And some of them that started at the
Have become shortened still more.
There have been many important bat
And if there are many more the aver
Will be about the same as a belt.
Let us have peace!
The government's report that there
Is a shortage of fur-bearing animals
this fall will not be taken seriously
while so many of them are tripping
up and down the streets.
AN EPITAPH OF THE SEASON.
Tread softly, friends,
Bill Jones lies her»
He was mistaken
For a deer.
MORE WAR STATISTICS. !
Dr. Woods Hutchinson says that In !
this war It takes between thre«' and
four tons of projectiles and explo
sives to kill one soldier. Germany has
four million men on the lighUng
fronts. Do your own figuring.
AND SINCE THENf
Lord Cecil says America is all right.
Old stuff! Columbus pulled It 425
Speaking of picketing In Washing
ton. an eastern editor says: "Woman
Is a mystery still."
A mystery, perhaps, but still? Never.
Last night I*lay a-dreamlng,
I had a dream so fair.
I dreamed that cost of living
And while I was a-dreamlng
And no one was around ,
I bought some old-time porterhouse
At twenty cents a pound.
A PIKER. , «
Oh, what has become of the old-fash
Who used to get killed every day.
That dead-or-allve we sent Pershing
Who, on the first page made his
How awful he seemed, this chief of
the bandite, 4
When we were lnjmersed in his
But slnoe the crown prince and hie
Huns have got started
The Mexican terror seems tama
Californians say there is no sea coast
sand binder that surpasses In effec
tiveness Ammophlla arenarta, sea bent
grass. It has done more to hold the
shifting dunes during the building of
Golden Gate park, San Francisco, than
any other agency.
Although before the outbreak of the
war the output of British magnetos
waa not more than 100 a week, since
the war no fewer than 115,000 mag
netos are Mid to have been produced
la the Islands.
John Markte, of Haseltown. Pa.,
president of a coal company, announc
•d a reduction of 80 per cent In the
rent of all company houses during the
continuance of the war, so that the
employe* eould buy liberty bonda
In lilt almost 11,000 of the alien*
who sought entrance Into our country
were excluded, and more then 8000
who were here In violation of tj»s taw
were sent back.
AN APPEAL BY THE
T HIS appeal ought to be fixed on
the door of every factory and
workshop. Every worker. evdry citi
zen, should Btudy It. We regret that
we cannot reprint It here In full, but
the following extracts will at least give
an idea of this new crime committed
"Workers: In the name of the in
ternational bonds that unite all work
men, the working classes of Belgium—
threatened, without exception, with
slavery, deportation, and forced labor
for the enemy's,gain—send to the work
ing classes in other lands a supreme
"Germany, as you know, attacked and
terrorized Belgium in 1914 for having
defended her right to neutrality and her
faith and honor.
"Germany has been martyrizing Bel
gium. She has from that moment on
wards turned the land into a prison :
the frontiers are armed against Bel
gians like a battle front
"All our constitutional liberties have
been abolished. There is no longer
safetj - anywhere ; the life of our citi
zens is at the mercy of the pblleemcn
—arbitrary, Uimitless. pitiless * * *
Belgian industriel idleness has been the
creation of the Germans, maintained
by them for their ownprofit. To these
500,000 unemployed they have for the
last month been saying: 'Either you
will sign a contract 'to work for Ger
many, or you will be reduced to slavery.:
In either case. It means exile, deporta
tion, forced labor in the interests of
the enemy, and against the interests
of ow country; formidable punish
ments, the cruelest ever invented by
tyranny for the punishment of crimes
—and what are the crimes alleged?
"On the western front. Belgian work
mgn—your brothers and ours—are be
ing forced to dig trenches, to build avi
ation camps, to fortify the German lines
and when the victims, in spite of every
ttaing, are firm in their refusal to take
part In work forbidden by interna
tional law, they are starved and beaten
into illness, wounded, and sometimes
"In Germany they are turned on to
work In mines, and at lime kilns, quite
regardless of their age, profession, or
trade. Youths of 17, old men of 70,
are deported in haphazard mdsses. IS
NOT THIS A REVIVAL OF ANCIENT
SLAVERY WITH ALL ITS HOR
RORS? Do you know brothers, what
the Germans throw to their victims by
way of pay? 30 pfennigs (3 pence) a
'Workers; NEVER FORGET THAT
THE SOLDIERS WHO ARE ACTING
ytS THE TORTURERS OF OUR BEL
GIAN WORKMEN ARE THEM
SELVES GERMAN WORKERS!
"In the depths of our distress, we
count on you. It is for you to act!
For ourselves, even if brute force suc
ceeds for the moment in reducing our
bodies to servitude, we shall never give
"A final word: Whatever tortures
WE DO NOT WISH FOR PEACE
EXCEPT WITH THE INDEPEND
ENCE OF OUR COUNTRY AND THE
TRIUMPH OF JUSTICE."
The Little One-star Flag
Oh, I used to hear the family
In the house across tKe way—
A fatheo, and a mother, and a child.
And, Oh, the noise they used to
They'd keep the neighborhood
I sometimes used to think they'd drive
me wild! <
I glanced across the way the other
It seemed too quiet over there, by far.
And hanging in the window of the
house across the way
Is a little flag which bears a single
There's a service flag in Broadway,
And it flaunts two thousand stars.
Oh, it swings there to the glory
Of the soldiers and the tars.
But no star there in its beauty
Ti lls of stronger love and duty
Than the little one-star flag across
. the way.
Olt, I used to see them waiting
In the house across the way—
The mother, and a Uttle girl, so sweet.
And, Oh, the way they used to shout;
And, Oh. the way they'd hurry out
When they saw daddy coming up the
Now I miss the noise they made
»here as they played;
It seems too quiet over there by far—
Oh, they're watching from the window
4 of the house across the way
By the Uttle flag that hears a single
There's a wonder Rag In Wall street.
Flying from a dizzy height.
Like a gorgeous patoh of heaven
That was ripped from starry night.
But no star there In Its beauty
Tells of stronger love and duty
Than the little one-star flag across
Four languages were used last year in
the preaching of the Rev. Paul Bur
gess. Presbyterian missionary In the
Quesaltenango field of Guatemala, ac
cording to the Guatemala Newa He
spoke In Spanish. English. German an«
Unde Walt Has for
You This Evening
E weather switches to and
fro, from one extreme to t'oth
er; one day we're ankle deep In
snow, the next. In heat we
smother. When I retire at 9
o'clock, all tranquil la the weather; it
looks ae though there'd be a flock of
balmy days together. "It is the finest
climate built," in bed I keep repeat
ing, and kick off coverlet and quilt,
because they're overheating. So in a
pleasant frame of mind I soon become
snorer, preparing for the morrow's
grind with nature's sweet restorer. And
when the clock is striking three. I
wake from all my doztt'; the snow is
drifting over me, and I'm three-quar
ters frozen. Oh, It would bather any
gent to know what traps to carry,
when he go: s forth to pay his rent, to
gamble or to marry. His ulster or a
palm leaf fan. His rubbers or his
sandals? This climate Is too fierce
for man, and weather sharps are van
dais! One day 1 wade around In sleet.
and think this life is phoney; the next
day I have prickly heat, and then again
pneumoney. One day the weather
gives me croup, the next, sunburn and
freckles; and all the time I'm in the
soup and doctors get my shekels.
Copyright by George Mathews Adams,
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and the kind of chickens to raise dur
ing these times of high prices,
far reaching paper would be of some
value to others tha: may be at sea
in the same matter. While i do not
Aijnu PHDTTM I
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CHICKENS AND RABBIT8. i
Editor Evening Capita. News: H.v
ing received several letters in the past
few weeks pertaining to the feeding
few line, in your
pose as one of authority on these mat
ter«, I raise a few chickens. I find the
/eed question a perplexing one. It mat
ters not what we resort to In the feed
line, we find it high in price. With
wheat at $3.50, mill feed. $2, oats, $3.25
per 100 pounds and corn—we dare not
even ask the price—it makes one |
scratch his head and wonder if it
would not be the cheapest to cut the
heads off of the chickens but when we
come to think of those nice fresh eggs
next spring wc arc compelled to cast
this thought aside and we say try and
pull them th'rough some way.
1 am feeding wheat, small potatoes
and mill feed with now and then a
feed of rolled barley for a change. 1
also give loose heads of cabbage, car
rots and beets for green stuff. I feel
that everybody that has chickens will
have to be governed by and feed what
ever they can get the cheapest.
One lady from Oregon wants to
know what is the best breed of chick
ens to raise. That's a hard one. I
am 55 years of age but she will have
to ask some one older than I am be
cause I don't know. This Is some
thing every Individual will have to
decide for themselves. I raise the
Barred Plymouth Rocks and am well
satisfied with them both from a beauty
and utility standpoint. In my opinion
It will hot pay anyone to cater to an
altogether meat breed or an altogether
egg breed, but rather choose some all
purpose breed such as the Wyandotte
or any of the Rock family. These
breeds have been tested out in all the
egg laying contests and you will eitlp
er find them at the very top or close
to it, besides, when you want to dis
pose of the carcass you have some
! thing you will receive the top price
for; something that cannot be said of
the so-called egg machines. Not only
has It been demonstrated that the
Wyandottes. and Rocks
many eggs in the course of 12 months
time but there are other good quali
ties they possess that should not be
overlooked. Their quiet, gentle dispo
sition; one does not have to build
their enclosure to the tree tops In or
der to keep them confined, and
most cases they are capable of Incu
bating and rearing their own young.
All these things are worthy of thought
when it comes to choosing a breed.
If ever there was a time more fit
will lay as
' n j
than another for the disposal of the
mongrels and replacing with good
pure bred stock, it is now. Feed is too
high to keep a large flock of any kind
so why not keep the best? It does
not cost any more to feed them than
it does a flock of scrubs. Besides,
having a nice, uniform flock to look
is no small Item. n
Why not raise a few rabbits and
help out on the meat question? 1
have been raising Rufus Red rabbits
for the past two years and I find it
both profitable and a pleasure. My
family has always been great lovers
of fried chicken. In fact chicken pre
pared In any way. but ever since we
got our first taste of rabbit, chicken
has had to take a back seat. Rabbits
mature much quicker than do chick
ens, and they are much easier and
quicker prepared for the table and far
more particular In choosing their food.
They ara absolutely a clean anlmaf
with nice white fine grained flesh, and
their principal feed Is rolled barley, al
falfa hay and pur* water.
E. S. BAILEY,..
R. F D. No. 4, Boise. Ida.
OPPOSED TO HANGING.
Editor Capital News: Some days
ago I saw In your paper the news of a
man to be put to death on tha 14th of
next month. Being opposed to capital
punishment. I obtained an audience
with Governor Alexander, and re
quested him, if possible, to commute
the death, sentence of Vicente Rami res
to Ufa imprisonment. All the gover
nor agreed to do for tho present was
to give the man a reprieve, Knowing
the Influence of your paper. I wish to
solicit your help for this eaee in par
ticular and the cause In general. There
Is no doubt of the man's guilt- w»» *
a ROM the time you entrust your money to our cere
until you withdrew it, no deteil it 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.
B r JOHN B. HUBER. A. M„ M. D.
Begreife bringt refreshine sleep.
The Deadly Cigarette.
Certainly the Injury -which the
cigarette does or lu rotation to other
vicions habita and addictions to Mi
fully realised. In a tatter from a
brother-physician, with reference to
paUent who vu taking morphine,
"However, I think
cigarettes are hts worst' trouble,
Morphins is snly an Incident; that
has grown out of the use of dgaretr
tee.' ' »
Another eminent physician, Dr. L
N. Love, wrote a decade ago. "The
numerous mental wrecks, youths
who have come under my care, whoa#
live* were failure*, lmprem jne that
today tobacco stand* a* the gravest
danger confronting the new century;
end the medical profession haa a
fearful responsibility in educating
young men and their parent* to ap
predate this danger." I will mall
further Information on thl* subject
to ».«din* m« a stamped and
Questions and AsifUI.
for a day or two afterward. Friend*
claim, that if I eat celery or onions
every day 1 could cure this. Do you
think sot Vould you send me tome
remedy that would make my nerves
A nswer — Granting that your "nsr
ves" are Inherited, one Inherit* very
I have inherited nerves from my
People and tfty claim there 4. no
cure. When I become excited about
ouything rny teethbegin to chatter
and I find it impossible to stop them.
| # little indeed that cannot be remedied
by right living and by a prayerful
understanding that right living Is
the normal adjustment of one's In
ternal relations to one's external re
tations—that Is, to the one's environ
Dr." Huber will answer «11 signed latter« pertaining to Health. *U year question I* at
general interest it will be answered through,thsae cohunne ; if Ml It will be mnewered
gersonellj- If stamped, addreesed envelope is enclosed. Dr. Ruber will not preeeribe for
oases or make diagnoses. Address Dr. John B. Huber, eero of this newspaper.
think that a state which prides Itself
on being as progressive as any in the
Union should throw away this rem
nant of the dark ages. I am reason
ably sure that 90 per cent of the peo
ple of Idaho are opposed to legalized
crime and a paper which advocates
progress cunnot but help in a move
ment of this kind.
Parma, Ida., Nov. 24, 1917.
GERMAN IN OUR SCHOOLS.
Editor Capital News: In reply to
your editorial of Nov. 26 on "German
in our schools," I cannot help but take
an exception to your view of looking !
at this problem and beg leave to point
out to you the way it looks to me. You !
claim that there is nothing more lm- 1
portant for the unity of a country than ,
the basis of a common language. Facts
prove this to be absolutely erroneous, j
as for example, the case of Switzerland .
will fully demonstrate. For ceriturles j
that country, where four different !
languages are spoken, has maintained
a unity such as any country has a right :
to be proud of. and always has and '
still is encouraging the study of all j
And look at tha blessing arising |
from this practice, considering that to- i
day Switzerland gives refuge and sliel- !
ter to the sick and wounded of more 1
than one language. A thousand times
stronger thaji a common language Is j
a common ideal that holds people and
nations together. If any othei proofs
are needed let us look at the crusaders,
when for 200 years the whole of west
ern Europe furnished men of every
tongue for the one great ideal of lib
erating the holy city- from the hands of
Parma, Ida., Nov. 28, 1917.
«400,000 STATE OF IDAHO HIGH
Scaled bids will be received by the
undersigned until 10 o'clock a. m„
Monday, Dec. 10, 1917, at the state
treasurer's office In the capitol, at
Boise, Idaho, for the sale of the fol
lowing state of Idaho highway bonds:
FodP hundred bonds of 8500 denom
Two hundred bonds of $1000 denomi
Coupon form, bearing data Jan. 1st.
ltl'7, 20-10s. Interest not exceed 41*
per cent, payable January and July let,
both principal and Interest of mid
bonds shall be payable at tha state
treasurer's office In the capitol, at
Bids must be unconditional and the
bidder must be prepared to acoept and
pay for said bonds within fifteen (14)
days after acceptance of the bid there
Bonds cannot be sold for lea* than
par and accrued Interest. lAvst rate
of Interest preferable to a premium
Each bid must be accqmpanted by
an unconditional certified check pay
able to the treasurer of the state of
Idaho for 2 per cent of the per value
Of the bonda
The right te reserved to reject any
or all bids.
JOHN W. EAGLCBON, '
ment, to the world* In which we live.
" i do
You do not give your age. bat appear
to bo a young person. Young people
do not md stimulant* of any nature
whatever; celery and onion* are of
this natnre and should ho avoided,
Also eolfee and tea, W'hloh though in
moderation wholesome for most of
ns, ars not lor the neurotic. You
can cultivate also your will power
and so rid younelf of ouch senee
tio®* as you mention. Loud The Hy
gienle Life; am sending you tnfOPe
seat ion a* to how this ta ta ha dona.
AiA MWi inui u ssui
.. . .
. A *?*.* *?*? ** ,
bald, the had a tittle wee spot of
hair on the top of her head when the
wo* a baby; bat her head it now
" rnynana. rpe pen two
children before her have lovely thieh
hatr ; hwf tha baby hot also 4 W hotr r
except on the top Of her head; that
prows long huf don t spread. •
Answer—This la universal bald
ness. of the same nature as the bald
ness In spots of which I recently
wrote. I am sending you that arti
cle; also such measures as may be
irowsTo woöäähöod~the 'wearing'of
* n m- n ssorT^
e e #
?• syrup harmful for^ anybody the»
suffers from pa* on the etomaeht
Aistcer —Any form of sugar tends
Experience show« 1
ftl , ^ mauit* of treatment 1
very jxK>r**In euch Sî t
to hyperacid the stomach, though
generally speaking sugar ln modem
tlon (In Hooverlzed portions, that is)
j a wholesome. Am mail tog you flir
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as it has always stood—for tha
highest ideals In modern banking.
If you are seeking a aervloe fitting
the needs of present day requtre
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Idaho National Bank
In the District Court of the Third Ju
dicial District of the State of Idaho
In and for Ada county.
In the matter of the petition of tha
Emmett Sheep company, for Its vol
To all those wnora It may concern:
On the first day of November. A.
D„ 1817, the Emmett Sheep company,
by Its attorneys, Martin A Cameron,
whose offices are In the Boise City Na
tional Bank building, Boise, Idaho, by
due and regular order of the above en
titled court filed with the clerk of
said court Its application or petition
for an order of said court dissolving
the said Emmett Sheep company, n
corporation; setting forth that at a
meeting of tha stockholders called for
that purpose, the dissolution of the cor
poration was resolved upon by a two
thirds vote of all of the stockholders;
that all claims and demands against
the corporation have been satisfied and
discharged; that ths corporation de
sired to wind up Its business: appor
tion Its cash on hand among Its stock
holders and be lawfully dissolved.
Said application will come on te be
heard before the above entitled court
on the 10th day of December, A. D„
1017, at 10 o'clock In the forenoon, or
as soon thereafter as counsel can bo
hoard ot tho county court house in
the court room thoreof, In Boise, Ada
county, Idaho, and any 'and all ob
jections to said application, if any
ther* be. will ho heard by said court
at tho said tims and place.
(8EAL) STEPHEN UTTER.
By THO8 E. POWELL.
Martin A Cameron. Rots# City Na
tional Bank Bldg.. Bole*. Idaho, at
torneys for Emmett Sheep company.
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