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published Every Afternoon and Sunday Morning at Boise,
Idaho, n City of 30,000 People, by
_ General Manager.
Managing Editor.
Entered at the Postoffice at Boise, Idaho, as Second-class
Mall Matter.
"'hones—Branch Exchange Connecting All Departments.
Call 24 or 25. Society Editor 1209.
the Poor Traitors.
(E HAVE an idea that whenever the
American people have an oppor
tnnity to express themselves on
the subject they will not exhibit the slight
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est svmpathv with those in Washington
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who are shedding tears tor the pacifists,
pro-Germans, traitors, conscientious ob
jectors, Socialists and Bolsheviks, a com
parativcly small number of whom have
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been punished in the courts.
It is now argued that clemency should be
shown. It should have been stated "more
clemency," for everything possible was
done during the war to protect that un
American crowd.
• The American people will stand with the
man who shouldered a gun or who went to
the shipyards to aid his country as against
the traitors who went the limit in interfer
ing with the war, aiding Germany and
shooting American soldiers in the back.
It is regrettable that only a few of tliemj
have been punished by the courts—the lit
tie traitors who were not so guardful as the
big traitors, although less dangerous.
Of course, if there is any positive evi
dence of an injustice, there should be recti
fication, but in the large majority of cases
over which Socialists and near Socialists
are sobbing, the punishment has been mild.
Every true American wants justice ini
this country, but not justice subordinated
to treason: every true American wants real
democracy here, but not a democracy di
vested of dignity and made to serve the
purposes of those who would neither fight
nor work.
County Division.
'HOSE directly affected should al
ways be considered when it is pro
J posed to set up a new government.
The responsibility for operating it and pay
ing for it is up to them. There are some
fundamentals, however, that are always
applicable irrespective of local sentiment.
For example, it has been shown in practice
that the smaller the unit of local govern
ment, consistent with maintenance with
out impoverishment or undue burdens, the
better that government is and the more re
sponsive to industrial and commercial re
Point on your map of Idaho to the most
prosperous sections of the state and you
will have pointed out the sections having
the largest number of counties area eonsid
cred. If this were not the case the older
states would not have been interested in
creating small units of government.
The most expensive counties to adminis
ter are the large counties. The taxes do
not represent all the cost. The individual
expense of transacting business in a large
county is heavy and its elimination by the
creation of smaller counties accounts for
the actual reduction in cost to the citizens,
whereas a smart increase had been figured
on paper.
It is absurd, of course, to create from ono
strong county two or more that will be
weak for years, but where the conditions
are such that the new units of government
can maintain themselves sturdily the very
compactness acts as an impetus and the
new counties grow much more rapidly than
the same territory would develop if re
maining under the old government.
A Pacific Fleet.
UR navy department is dividing the
American fighting ships into jsfreat
vyy fleets, of nearly equal strength, one
of which will be kept in the Atlantic
and the other in the Pacific. The new plan
is expected to become effective as soon as
the affairs of Europe are a little more set
tied and most of tJio demobilization work
The purpose, as explained by Secretary
Daniels, is to keep the navy "fit" and "
its toes" by providing competition. tt>
expected that the two fleets will maiuti
a friendly rivalry, preserving the mon
and steadily improving the efficiency
This is one reason, no doubt; but it;
] nrdly 1 lie whole reason. The United Stat
ng felt the need of a stronger fleet
the Pacific, for the full protection of Am
ican interests in that quarter and for the
mor;1 ' cllcct ot visible soa power on our
Asiatic neighbors. The new fleet will not
constnnte a threat against anv nation, it
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course, but it w i 11 probably have a wholf
some effect.
Our myn western coast will welcome
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strong Uacit ic fleet, as a guarantee of ad[
® h
quate protection and as evidence that i
own interests are not neglected by a go
ernment which sometimes seems far awa
This two-fleet plan will bind the two se
boards closer together.
IF AX Idaho legislature had been on the job in the ih
HOW can one renounce the dt?vil
still enjoy wool underwear?
d all his works a
would have maUo u monkeyoC that Uiree '
senator ashurst wants the umtea state* to b UJ
I r,wer California. Probably he has never Investigated
CaIlforn,a rettl «ut. price.,
a w piunhw
inhere?" This is the first time on record that a California
r ' aper evcr alIowed thtre " as an > doubt upon the subject
O! H Janitor says that the fellow who is always tearing
around may be merely dodging work.
MAYBE tho high cost of living doesn't come don
around Boise because It went up so high it can't got bac^c
THE dollar has shrunk In value. Sure. You'd shrin
too, If you were squeezed like the dollar 1ms been.
NEW industry—the kitchen stove high ball.
The ex-klse would make a good traffic officer on
some corner where nobody ever pays any attention
to traffic officers. Thus he could stay in uniform.
The chances of his being scrambled three or four
times a day would be excellent.
The ex-llindenburg can find excellent employment
on some aviation field in one of the allied countries
or during the county fairs in peace times blowing up
balloons. The old boy won't know what to do with
his surplus wind now that he can no longer blow
about his victories.
Ludwig of Bavaria shouldn't be obliged to remain
Idle long. Joe Jefferson has never bad a successor
in "Rip Van Winkle," ami the old play is waiting for
a star. Ludwig would require no make-up, as he al
ready lias the lace curtains, lie would need no In
struction in tho art of getting pickled.
Ludendorff would find congenial employment in
acting ns conductor of a merry-go-round. A man la
such a position travels around a lot, but never gets
Lenlne and Trotsky can pick up a good living pos
ing ns "Before and After'' for some hair restorer
com pany.
DOES this advertiser have anything to do with the hlgj
cost of living? yuick, Hoover, the probe: Wanted
pnrtncr with J3000 in a food proposition that promises 4o()
per cent profit.
MONTANA Republican killed in a fist fight with a Dem
ocrât, which looks like making the world safe for somethin
or other.
PADEREWSKI is described as fighting in the streets o
Posen. His four-quart silk hat should offer a shining mark
to his enemies.
BEATS an how many trips the good ship G. Wash can
make these days without attracting any large headlines.
penny wise.
No doubt the trolley company Is
Whiiu bis mother was away on a visit Johnny didn't
saj his prayers. Upon bis mother's return there was a
"Why didn't you say your prayers, John?"
''Well, you see it was this way. ma: I forgot to sa>
them the first night an' nothing happened. *N* then
didn t say them the next night an' nothin' happened, 'n' so
I decided I wouldn't ever say 'em again if nothin' ever
And then something happened.
Little Dorothy adored hey older brother John: In fact
was his abject slave. But one day John was guilty of
Rome misdemeanor for which his father thought a spank
ing was the only adequate punishment, and proceeded to
administer it.
Dorothy witnessed it with little hands tightly clenched;
then she turned to her mother, and between sobs ex
"Oil, mother. I'm sorry that cross man i 3 B0 | ng to 1)9
the grandfather of my children."
j Secrets of Health and Happiness
"Broken Sleep" Sometimes
Easily Made Restful Slumber
A 15., M. A., M. D. (Johns Hopkins University)
I F you are physically, mentally and emotionally well
you enn "sleep without rocking."
On the other hand, It the anatomical structure-,
are out of alignment, if the glands do not drop.theli
substances Into (he blood stream in physiological
rhythm. If tho thoughts and llie emotions are other
than normally calm, "sleep shall neither night nor dav
hang upon his pent-house lid."
Prof. Guthrie Rankin, a British medical man. In a
thorough study of the broken sleep which Is not in
somnla nor restlessness, makes emphatic the need i
train middleaged Individuals how to secure complet,
calm and much needed rest. ' ' ..... „„.jhulw
Broken sleep may come from emotional annovance tension stress
anxiety and fears. The treatment, to be sure, has to d'o w ith the elimination
useless, destructive feelings. +
Worry breaks up many a night', .ven t
eleep, but falls utterly to remedy
situation, which may be tho source of
tho worry.
Tho boast of many a person that he
or oho "uses very little covers'* or ' only
one low pillow" has often accompanied
a simultaneous statement, to wit, that
they "wake up often during tha night."
More covers and two pillows or a pil
low on top of a bolster will usually solve
the problem.
There should be at least two windows
widely open at night In tho bedroom.
If sleep is poor no two persona should j
sleep in the name bed.
There should bo no li «ht In the bed- !
room, and the daylight should be rx- j
eluded from the sleeper'» eyes until the j
alarm clock simultaneously lets in n
flood of sunshine.
Gambling, drinking:, eating and ex- j
citing work or play are forbidden after
tho evening meals.
Preferably the theatre, the motion
picture, a brisk, pleasant walk In tho
frosty, open air, or some light reading
or writing before bedtime "will while
away the cat-napping."
Abdominal massage, mild exercises
and a hot bath before you retire, with a
cup of hot milk and a cracker are so
porifics to some.
Never sleep in overshirt» and under*
garments. A clean, cool, soft, starchless
nightshirt is more soothing than pa
jamas or bathrobes. These latter may
do for some sound sleepers, but a loose,
large, linen "nightie" allows more free
dom of movement. Is more by genic and
hypnotic, and generally
Anathema and taboo upon drugs,
wines and liquors! Alleged "night-caps"
p.nd medicines may drug you into un
broken slumber, but they mar your flt
rk tho ne
ds Y
How Madge Forced Mr. Stockbridge to "Speak First/
P LiEA.SE coma thla way, Mrs. Gra
Mr. Stockbridge spoke In the same
brusque manner ha had used when lie
told me to cut up the slips of paper. I
didn't mind In the least the curtness—I
felt as If I should term it the boorish
ness—of hla manner. But the spark of
amusement which had glinted In his
eyes a few minute» before had not only
made me thoroughly angry, but had
quenched every bit of the friendly, half
pitying admiration Ï had felt for the
Bay view high school principal when I
found that ho wan the maimed football
hero of whom in my girlhood I had read
and heard ao much.
Just what was the reason for this rude
reception of me, ln such strong contrast
to his manner upon the day he engaged
me as hl» assistant, I couldn't fathom.
When I first came ln I wondered If he
were childish enough to resent the Ici
ness of my manner upon the day when
MaJ. Grantland s car broke down.
The whimsical glint In Ids eyes, how
ever, made me realize not only that he
was playing a part now as he had done
upon tho other occasion, but that bis
eternal boyish whimsicality was getting
a certain amount of amusement out of
the role. I guessed that he was covert
ly watt hing me in order to find out what
I really felt concerning my reception to
my new work, testing as It were my
»adaptability to circumstances. With a
little tightening of my lips, a sort of
girding up Pf my faculties, T resolved
grimly that it shouldn't be an easy task
for him.
The "Poker Face."
In my former teaching days I had al-,
ways found It an easy task to wear what
ono of my associates used to call * a
poker face." It was a distinct asset in
preserving discipline, and I found It—
coupled with a manner which I once
o\erheard an admiring girl pupil given
to polysyllables term "Inscrutable"—of
much use to me In the clashes with prin
cipals. which are almost an inevitable
part of a teacher's routine.
It had always been part of my policy
never to begin a conversation with a
principal when I could possibly avoid
«icing so, especially when any Issue of
discipline or of Instruction methods was
being discussed. To listen courteously,
t am a young girl vary much in
lova with a young man. I want with
him about a year ago. and beoausa
ra qua mailed ha ftv« ma up.
I bava triad vary hard to forget
hlm, but I cannot I think ha knowa
X lova bin», and X didn't try to cou
caal my lova for him until a few
months ago, whan I laarned you
should navar lat a man know you
lore him.
Pleasa tall ma how X oaa make him
love ma X aan*t stand it much
longer. VXOMCT EYB8.
rIOLET ETES: 1 am afraid you
cannot make him love you. That
would be a hard thing to accom
plish. Tha raora you coax him the more
Independent he will ba la ha worth
while bothering with? Tou may ba
lonely without him. but with him you
would ba miserable, I am sura. Bo Just
"be game" and forgot him, dear.
In the Evening Is the Best i ime to Read
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mUchli f not Immediately dlscov.r
A hot lehionn
bath and « f,. v
sleep act often :

falling hair.
A—You c
le sa by ex
in the oner
j a wav that the h
j 'hindert a k
*■ a hot mustard foot
pi *-?'<•. h of fruit before
a mesmerlzer.
j Answers to Health Questions |
advise me what to do for fat legs.
Kindly advise me what to do for
i reduce the size of your
cisir.g as often an you can
,lr. If possible, go to some
you ran walk up hill.* You
fresh air, coupled with this
'HU find the
climbing exc
I educing this unnecessary fat. If this
,s not available then try the following
exercise before your open window: As
suma an erect, military position, then
kick out with each foot alternately, nt
the name time bending the knee ln 'such
j a way that the heel of ihe foot is drawn
far as it will go Do thin at
least *JT» Urnen a clay, und you will be
delighted at tho increasing shapeliness
of your legs and ankles.
2—Use a little of the following for fail
ing hair on alternate nights:
Fluid extract pilocarpine 1 dram
Tincture of cantharides.. % dram
Tincture of capsicum..... 1 dram
Quinine sulphate.......... 1 dram
Rosewater................. 1 ounce
Distilled water............ 2 ounces
of th.
Dr. Uirshberg will answer questions
for readers of this paper on medical,
hygienic ancl sanitation subject» that are
of general interest. He cannot always
• offer ad êtes
for Individual cates. Where the subject
is not of general interest letters will he
answered personally, tf a stu iped and
addressed envelope is enclosed. Address
■.ALL INQUIRIES to Dr L. K. Hirph -
but silently, to whatever was said, but
alho to preserve an air that subtly con
veyed entire disagreement and disap
proval with what was being proposed,
was a trick that had served me many
times. With a little reminiscent grin I
summoned face ar.il manner once mon
to my Bid. Kenneth Stock bridge should
not read me easily, I told myself reso
Madge Gets Revenge.
As we ascended the stairs he talked
rapidly, but with the same curt manner
he had used from my entrance into hla
"Our work In history, civics and Latin
follow tho state outlines with which. of
course, you are familiar."
Ho paused and looked toward me. I
gave him a cool little nod of assent, but
didn't speak. He went on, a triflo more
"You will find the classes all tip t#
grade, and con take up the work where
tho lust instructor left It."
1 V. as malicious enough to convey by
an. Infinitesimal lifting of the eyebrows,
although my face remained Impassive,
that I doubted whether the country
classes could possibly he up to the grade
of the ones I bad taught in other years.
I was rewarded by seeing an angry
spark Instead of a whimsical one ap
pear in tic* oyeij which he turned toward
me as we reached the top of the stairs.
"Of course, you will find the work and
surroundings quite different than those
of the city schools, hut I'm conceited
enough to believe that tho ntudenfs
here will rank with those of almost any
citv school."
This lime lis expectant pause de
manded a replv,
"That will he pleasant, indeed." I
murmured demurely, hut rnv manner
conveyed my dish»•"<•? of his assertion.
This time a hint of color <*i>*pt into his
che« ks, and 1 km-w that I was being
amply revenged tor the amusement I
had afforded him.
"You will, of course, have your hours
in the assembly room. The discipline at
first may he a bit difficult, hut pleaao
remember that I am always at your ser
vice if the boys ge; too troublesome.
"Ah, Miss Holeom.«. lei me introduce
Airs. Graham. Miss Holcomb will tell
you. anything else It Is no cssary for
you io know Good morning."
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I am & f!rl of 19. and would Hfcq
your advice. I have been Invited owl
»©verni times by a young man of my
own age whom I have only knows
for about one month. He Uvgj la %
town about* 10 miles away. aa*sJjMlO
he went back home be has a agit gee %
card. Now. Is it proper for m« t9
answer this card by writing a letter*
X have something X would like ta
tell him, and there wouldn't he room
enough on a card, or sb mid 1 an
swer by a card nnd wnfr for him to
write the first letter? E. L K.
I think It makes no differ
ence whether you write a card or
letter if your mother approve» of
the correspondence. However, keep y.
letters free from sentimentality. 1L» not
I write anything you would lx* embar*
raised to have your other friend« so*
-SE85? Courage s
Crpyrl.ht, til*. b y N-.wip.p.r FMtur. B*r*Ic«. In*.
W E were lifting «round the fire—the young
man and his wife, the stxteen-yeor-otd, the
aunt who loves us all and myself—and we
were playing the old game of "Yes and No." j
After having a good laugh over the queer things 1
we dragged from undent history and modern novel
to puzzle our brains over, we Rented down to the
question of "What do you Ulfe?"
Euch of us had a chance to tell the color we
liked best, our favorite song, (he best loved qualities
In character and Individuals, until everything seemed
to be like a dissolved rainbov. In tho room, there were so many Joyous,
beautiful thoughts flying around us.
Then somebody said, "Now let's tell what we don't like." And we began
with a quality In Individuals (Vat each one of us hated most.
And the sixteen-year old said, "Of all things In the world, I dislike an
envious person. There Is a girl In our school who Is perfectly unhappy If
no of the other gtris comes with a new gown or a new hair ribbon, she
s miserable over the new skates that her chum has had for a birthday
resent, and when I showed her my new wrist watch the other day—and
you know l m so proud of it she said she had had a much prettier one
Cur two years, but never wore It—she disliked the looks of It so."
Wo all agreed that envy was a most disagreeable characteristic. But
another of the little company said that most of all he hated deceit. "There
is a kind of smile," he said, "which gets on my nerves. It Is the smile
hirh has r.o real feeling buck of It; the meehanlcal smile, which pretends
perhaps to welcome me, while really there fs nothing to It. And I hate
o have people tell me things that have a little truth In them. Just enough
to make them presentable, while the whole story gives a wrong Impression.
! believe of all things 1 dislike, falsehood and everything that hsa the Intent
to deceive in It I hate the worst."
"With Girl* It I. Different" f
There was general applause over this statement, and vr, adl thought
'or a little while before we could summon up something able t, sotnpsU
with envy and deceit.
Then some one said. "Of all things, I hate a coward; and I dent
believe there is any use for any one being a coward; It Is something that
can he trained out of anybody."
"But the trouble is." said the young man. -lota ot peoplay ■psidril)
omen anil gtris, rather boast of being cowardly."
We all agreed that there was no sense la such a thing as that. **0»n»*
rdlco Is a deadly weakness." said the young wife. "Everything good and
ne in th- world can be ruined by fear. I believe men have the advantage
ecause most of them aro ashamed to own that they are afraid. It b S
reut help to keep up an appearance of courage, even if one Baa tt not. Ml
ny man who owns that he Is a coward losea tha reject of army mm
round him.
"With girls It Is different; at first It is made out by some people that
here Is something dear and attractive In the trembling and protestation, of
Iris who are afraid of a mouse, but after a while It Is aeon that thla la
merely a physical thing which can bo easily controlled, and when the
-irl gets a little older the whole shrinking and crying over the mouae gets
to be rather ridiculous. It's a good cure for almost any weakneaa to ho
made thoroughly ashamed of It.
"Whoever looks at tho reverie of cowardlco can never have a ward to
;ay to excuse It again."
Tho Bed in Lifo
Courage Is the finest thing In the world. How little has ever been
ccompllshod without, that sublime quality. To live any life worth living
«quires courage every day in the year. I do not speak of mere phyelcal
■mirage, but of a sublime quality of soul and spirit which bums through
very obstacle, physical and mental, and gains what Is required by iheer
ant of faltering along any line.
How much has been won In this world by courage to speak the truth;
mutinies it seems as If we ware all waiting for some one to say a word
ntil It comes, and then we all know where the right line lies.
Courogo to act, when right action is needed. Courage to oppose wrong,
nd to stand fighting for what Is right through all the hours of the long day
Courage is the very backbone of character; It Is that quality which
nswers to the still voice of conscience, and makes us do right whether we
■ ant to or not.
How many of our boys, tried In the furnace of battle, have shown
•:bllme courage In the days of war Just passed. They never knew that
hey were heroes until they stood on the field waiting for the voice of corn
land and feeling only anxious to go forward and do their share In the work
f freeing the world.
Where would we have been, this country of oure, where would wa have
•cod now. If we could not have counted upon the courage of the rank
nd file of our boys?
"We got around hack to courage, after all, when we were talking about
wnrdlee, didn't we?" said Ihe sixteen-year old. "And I am glad of It,
How You May Make Your
Hands and Nails Beautiful
The Famous Spanish Frima Donna
O F all th« gamut of feminin«
charms, there is none more ay
peaXlng than a smooth, well-cared
for hand. It seem» to bespeak the union
of beauty find efficiency, that Twentieth
• t-mury icieai lor which a ra all
Nowhere 1» personal daintiness more
expressive than in the car« of your
hands and nails. Carelessly kept nails
«re inexcusable, regardless of whether
you do your own work or ^w hether you
can afford servants to after it.
For your rough work you can provide
yourself with h. pair of rubber gloves:
they cost little, and when once you get
seel to them, you can do such things
ns sweeping, vegetable paring and dlsh
waflhlngr in them with perfect comfort.
Nothing is more ruinous to an other
Use Rubber Gloves in Housework end Take Cara «I tha Nails.
wise pretty hand than stubby, stained
nails, their buse overgrown with cuticle.
' and their corners roughened with hang
A hand that has little claim to shape
liness may have a wholesome, well
groomed appearance more compellingly
attractive than carelessly kept, beauti
ful finger«, provided Its owner keeps It
soft and white, with the nails well
manicured and lightly polished.
Five minutes a day will keep your
nails in a presentable shape. A flexible
nail file, a pair of cuticle scissors—
which must b« of good quality—an
orangewood stick, and s nail buffer are
the only implements you need to keep
your nails in th« pink of condition. A
little peroxide of hydrogen or half a
• anion will serve a» a bleach to remove
plains. Be,mo cold cream, a bit of ab
sorbent cotton ami a good polish aie
the only other requisites for a self-mani
cure that are necessary outside of warm
water and soap.
Your nails will require manicuring
«bout ouce a week. First file them to
fin oval shape—long, claw-ilka mails ora
both ugly and in bad tost«. After filing
a^ak your nail« for about five minutes
In warm—not hot—eoepy water. Dry
your hands end rub a little oold cream
into the base of each naiL Then, with
the orangewood stick go gently around
each nail, pushing back the eutlele and
loosening the dead skin. Avoid digging
Into your fieeh. I>o not try ta loosen
Any skin which does not ooma away
of itself.
With the eottole scissors dtp aft tha
hits of skin that have been loosened
from the cuticle. Do not cut too deeply
and cut only the skin that Is very loots
Your sct*Bors should be sterilised by
dipping them In peroxide before you
begin this operation. By careful atten
tion you can get your nails Into a con
ditlon which will require almost no ci
ting at all, except in the corners, wht
j the cuticle has a tendency to gn
j rather thick.
j You »hould keep the cuticle push
back each day, ao that It will not gre
hard and have to be cut away at t
I weekly manicure.
Finish the manicuring by poliahl
; your nail» with a buffer and on# of t
many nail polishes. A good one la ma
as follows:
Oxide of tin.......................... M
Genuine ............................^5 gr
Oil of lavender........................ dr
Oil of bergamot.....................7 dr
After pohsfting the nails go around t
base with the end of the orangawo
stick wrapped with a bit of moist «
ton to remove any powder which mi
have lodged about the nail.
An hour once a week devoted to mai
curing and five minute» a day for put
ing ba-'k the cuticle, rubbing a bit
cold cream Into the nails, and ctoanti
Ing them, is all the time you need
bring your nalla Into good conditio*»

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