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TO OFFER FOR ACTS X. Alexander Answers Critic ism of Legislature Regarding Expenditure of Militia Funds During War. SITUATION WAS SERIOUS Found Idaho Without An Appro priation to Meet Great Em ergency—State Had to Do Its Duty—If Crime He Is Proud of It. Former Governor Alexander has made the following statement with reference to the report of the legisla tive committee on use by him and his adjutant general of military funds: "I have little to say at this time. In the near future, however, I shall take opportunity to inform the people fully, not alone as to my official acts, but as to the actions of the committee as well. f HAS NO REGRETS. 'I want to say this to the people of Idaho: I have no regret whatever for my actions, and if I hud it to do over lignin under the same circumstances I would do exactly as I did do. When I the war came on I found that not one; cent of money was available by appro- | priation to meet the added duties ex pected from this state by the national government. We either had to permit this state to fail to perform its duty along with her sister states and thus to win the applause of every I. W. W., pro-German und unpatriotic resident of Idaho, or we had to find means where by Idaho would do its full duty to the nation and to civilization and win the approval of law abiding, patriotic citi zens. APPROVES ACTION TAKEN. It does not grieve me one whit to know that my course now meets the same arguments advanced by every en* my of the country who wanted to see the war fail and who hoped that the states would break down and fail to function with the national govern ment. "I approved then, and I approve now, the expenditure of the appropriation made to tiie adjutant general for the war purposes for which they were ex pended. If that be a crime, then I am proud to be such a criminal, and if it should call for prosecution, then the quicker such prosecution begins the better it will please me. ONLY DID DUTY. "The money was expended by the advice of the attorney general as to its ■ legality and with his consent, and with the consent of. the secretary of state, Not even the committee charges that one of us benefited personally to the 1 amount of a single cent. They merely ' I mnl .in in...., „un it ,,,„ithe benefit of the state in,i t its h mr! benefit of the state and to its honor in doing Us duty in the great war. j Again 1 say, if that be a crime, then I I am proud to be called a criminal. I "However the people of Idaho are reference to th ereport of the legisla- 1 as posai hi } means will be found, and that within a short time ,to let them ] know nil the facts.' ANNOUNCEMENTS All indien interesteil ln tile work of the Congregational church living south of Fort street, are urged to attend a| meeting to be held at the home of j Mrs. Haga, 1311 Washington street, ! and those living north of Fort street i will meet with Mrs. J. J. Show, 13ol North Eighteenth street, Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 2:30 p. m. The Woman's Home Missionary so ciety of the First Methodist church, will meet with Mrs. F. I. Newhouse, 1105 North Fourteenth street. Wednes day afternoon at 2:30. PERSONALS Mrs. O. L. Vaughan, wife of Rev. Vaughan, of Davy, W. V., accom panied by her two children, are spend ing: a few weeks in Boise visiting Mrs. Vaughan's mother and sister, Mrs. A. M. Wells and Mrs. George 0.| Clay Yille. R. E. Boise and son are new ar rivals in Boise from eastern Kansas pnd will make this their home. Air. Boise will travel for a produce house as purchasing agent and will cover most of southern Idaho. I i : i >, DO THIS— When the Children Cough, Rut Musterole on Throats a nd Ches ts No telling bow soon the symptôme mij develop into croup, or worse. And then'i when you're glad you have a jar of Mu» ter ole at hand to give prompt, aure re Uef. It doea not blister. As drat aid and • certain remedy Muateroie is excellent. Thousands 01 mothers know it You should keep t iar in'the house, ready for Instant use. It Is the remedy for adults, too. Re lieves tore throat, bronchitis, tonsilitia croup, stiff neck, asthma, neuralgia, head Wh« , congestion, pleurisy, rheumatism i nmhy pains and aches of back 01 joints, sprains) son muscles, chilblains faceted feet and colds of the chest (I Me and 60c jars; ! I sire $2.50. INSPECTING HERE. David J. Elrod, sanitary inspector for the Short Dine, and former legis lator from Bannock county, Is In the city on his regular Inspection tour. DAYS VERY QUIET. Yesterday up to noon today was very quiet In city utility branches— there being no fires and not an arrest made in that time. The arrests for February have been .very few, and there had been only four fires to the 20th. ANOTHER ONE IN. Wilbur H. Tyer filed his nomination for mayor this morning. Those filing their nominations have until March 6 j to file their be April 1. eceptance. Election will WIFE "SHUT IN;" MOTHER-IN LAW DIDN'T SHUT UP. Oswald P. Henning, a physician of Lincoln county, has filed suit for di vorce from Holen C. Henning. He seeks the custody of their two minor children. Cruelty is charged, the plaintiff alleging that his wife had a "shut in' disposition which caused him great mental anguish; that his mother -in-law came to live with them at Jerome and that together they made life miserable for him. HOLD REHEARSAL. The first rehearsal of the Boise male chorus was held Monday evening at the Commercial club when a large number gathered and went over some of the music. Eligible vocalists will be solicited to join the coming week. WILL REMODEL. The Northrop Hardware company, with a view to remodeling its offices and making general improvements for its clerical force, obtained a building permit to spend $1000. Work will commence shortly, VICTORY LOAN BANQUET. The members of the state liberty loan committee, Montie B. Gwinn. chairman, will entertain state officials and legislators at a dinner to be given at the Commercial club this evening. The dinner is to be strictly informal. Stimulation of interest in the next loan is the object. ON BUSINESS HERE. F. C. Schmidt, assistunt to the president of the Mutual Creamery company, formerly a prominent news paper man in Idaho and Utah, is in Success Mining company. The plain tiff brought action to enjoin a stock holders' meeting of the defendant min ing company. An enjoining order was issued and from this order an appeal Under The C APITOL ..DOME AFFIRMS LOWER COURT The supreme court handed down decision today affirming the First Ju dicial district court for Shoshone coun ty in the case of Pflrmun versus the ■ was taken. The supreme court affirms j the order. Justice Alfred Budge wrote' decision APPEAL FILED : , f , 7 , 7, An a PPeal was filed in the supreme ! court today in the case of Mary K. Keilly and husband versus William Lu- ; craft. The case comes from the Sev- I 1 enth judicial district for Payette coun ty ' \ BILLS SIGNED | Governor Davis this afternoon signed j house bills Nos. 42, 86, 75 and 83, and ! iiouse concurrent resolution 5. j -- ------ --- REVENUE COLLECTOR WILL HELP ON INCOME P£PQJ^TC ... . _ ,, . ~~ A , epu y o ector of Internal ltevenue j •turned Monday from j .. ^ y Pocatello, where he, with the other revenue officers of Idaho, have been receiving instructions on the "Revenue Bill of 1918." Mr. Gray announces that he will be in his office, room No. 25, postoffice building, in Boise, on Feb. 25, March 2 to 9, inclusive, and March 14 and 15. "Bring in your figures, your problems, your doubts and your questions" is the invitation. Mr. Gray's itinerary for the period from now to March 15, is as follows: Boise, Feb. 25, March 2 to 9, inclu sive, and 14 to 15. Nampa, Feb. 26 and 27. Caldwell, Feb. 28 and March 1. McCall, March 10 and 11, arriving in McCall evening of March 10. Cascade, Mar oh 12 and to train time on March 13. $1,000,000 SNOW STORM SMOTHERS NORTHWEST Spokane, Wash,, Feb. 25.—Spokane and the Inland Empire are today smothered In a million dollar snow storm. Snow began falling heavily early last night and is continuing fiercely today. Already there Is a six Inch layer, and the weather bureau promises that the fall will continue for two days. At Moscow, Idaho, there are 14 Inches of snow. Inland Empire wheatgrowers, who were worried over a sudden cold snap Sunday and Monday, predicted the heavy snow blanket would mean on« of the greatest crops ever harvested In the northwest. YANKS CAN KEEP UNIFORMS Washington, Feb. 25.—The conffei ence report on the bill allowing sol diers, Bailors and marines to keep their uniforms and giving them five cents a mile traveling expenses was adapted by the house today and sent to the prest dent for his signature. O. K. POSTOFFICE BILL Washington, Feb. 26.—The senute to day adopted the conference report on the postoffice appropriation Mil, which carries $460.060,606. the city for a week or ten days in the interests of his business house. BUSINE8S GOOD. W. J. Libby, of the Municipal em ployment office, is a busy man these days. The office Is filled every morn ing and afternoon with eager appli cants. W. J. questions them a bit, writes a little note and away they go to a job. He is sending out eight and ten men a day, and can use a number of good ranch Jobs. GETTING MANY LETTERS. The Commercial club is being swamped with letters from people all over the c<gmtry who have heard of the wonderful climate and opportunl ties in Idaho. Letters came in this morning from Oaklahoma, Iowa, Ore gon, Washington and Montana. ARRIVES FROM FRANCE. Mr. and Mrs. George H. Wetter re ceived a telegram Sunday night an nouncing the arrival of their son, Ser geant J. G. Wetter, from France. He arrived at Hoboken Sunday. He en listed in the service a year ago last September and was among the first troops to sail for France. TELEGRAPH THEIR ARRIVAL. Mrs. Reibe and Mrs. J. D. Welch received telegrams Sunday from their sons who were with the 116th en gineers, that they had arrived at Ho boken and were enroute to Camp Dix. The boys are Arthur Reibe and Bay nurd Welch, both well known here. PERSONAL TAXES DUE. Assessor Kincaid is out after parties who have not paid their personal taxes. Ho announces that such taxes are now due and If not paid within the next 30 days will be turned over to the sher iff for collection. SON ARRIVES SAFELY. Peter Cole of Boise received a tele gram Monday announcing that his son Harry of the 116th engineers had ar rived safely at Hobokon, N. J. SHEEP TRESPASS CASE. A sheep trespass case in which P. W. and W. E. Casper are plaintiffs and Andrew Little defendant, Is being heard by a Jury in Judge Reddoch's section of the district court. Dam ages of $1000 on one count and $100 on the other is sought for the tramping out of r.0 acres of wheat planted In September and run upon by the sheep in March. 1918. ® e " ; n _ a together with speeches The celebrations committee of the Commercial club met at luncheon this noon nt the Commercial club and for mulated plans for giving the return ing men of the old Second Idaho, now the 116th engineers, U. S. A., one of the largest receptions and parades ever I I : J high buildings of the city and fired [ ! °*_^ elcoI " e upon the,r arrival in Boise The celebrations committee has or dered for the celebration four machine i guns, with 10,000 rounds of ammnnl- I Ition each the guns to be rdaced on the on eatn ' lru suns io De placed on tne | , . . continuously during the parade. A '°mmittee has also been appointed to aec " re 'wo army airplanes for the oc *» l0n to fly over the clty and drop . . . .. . The celebration will be an all-day one ln whlch every citizen of the state is invited to participate. Committees have been appointed to secure free en 5~- " bathing: at the "Nat" and dancing:. A committee was also appointed to see that all boys who attend the celebration are p rov ided with a free luncheon. Sur rounding towns will be invited to par ticipate In the celebration. OFFERED ' SioOOFÖR* WAY TO GO OUT "PEACEFULLY" Omaha. Neb., Feb. 25.—Despondent because of trouble with relatives, Miss Gertrude Beatty, 28, offered Dr. Wil lard Quigley $1000 in cash if he would give her some medicine so she could go out in the woods and "peace fully and painlessly' end her life. Dr. Quigley told the police who arrested Miss Beatty. They found $1014.50 on her person. She told the police she had worked at the Union Pacific shops as a mechanic during the war and had saved the money out of her earnings. GOVERNOR SIGNS SIX NON-PARTISAN BILLS Bismarck, N. D., Feb. 25.—Governor Lynn Frazier today signed six bills putting Into operation the Nonpartisan league progrnm for state owned utlll tiee. The bills create an industrial com mission of three men, establish the stute banking system, and provide for state-owned elevators, flour mills and warehouses. The state also arranged $17,000,000 fund to aid citizens in home and land buying. UTAH COPPER COMPANY EMPLOYES GO ON STRIKE Salt Lake City, Utah, Feb. 16.—Dis satisfied over wage reductions, steam titters and other allied meohanloe of the Garfleld plant of the Utah Copper company struck today. The number out is said not to be considerable, as no unskilled men struck. EAGLE NOTICE. Ail members of Boise Aerie No. 115 are requested to meet at the Eagle hsh at $ o'clock p. m. Wednesday, Feb. 2«, to attend funeral of Brother James G. Smith. . V.M OLDSON, W, P. A* W, GIBBS, Beo. Adv. F26 LE. Th« open field for Christian éduca tion and the resources of Methodism were topics discussed at the centen ary convention at the Methodist church Monday afternoon, the first speaker being Dr. W. A. Brown. He empha sized the value of the tithing system, declaring it dignified, regulative and educational and a proper system for raising money for Christian work. As a comparison of how the chu'rch and government raised funds, he asked, what would be thought of a govern ment which would attempt to raise tax es by means of oyster suppers and rummage suies? He pointed out the vast sums for Christian education which could be raised if the tithing system were practiced by the Method ists of the country. The value of Sunday school in ad vancing the centenary movement was given by Rev. Clifford, who was follow ed by Dr. Sumner R. Vinton, from a family of missionaries, who explained the value and advantage of using lan tern slides to show the scope of mis sionary work in foreign fields. He showed a number of slides cov ering missionary activities in the Unit ed States, Alaska, Porto Rico and the Hawaiian Islands, which were explain ed by Dr. Brown, who announced be fore the close of the session, Dr. Vin ton would show slides and explain the work in his own field. Supper was served In the basement by the Ladies' Aid of the church at which a few Informal addresses were made by the prominent speakers. Dr. Lewis presided at the night session and Governor Davis gave an address of welcome in behalf of the state and Mayor Hays for the city. "The Christian Crusade for World Democracy" was the topic of the night address given by Dr. Vinton, who ex plained juBt what the servants of Christianity were accomplishing and urged that the field for such oppor tunity be looked into by those seeking to aid in the crusade. The sessions held today were largely attended and the inspiring addresses by the leaders in the Christian work showed the value of the great campaign to which they were giving their efforts. BURN POLLING BOOTHS. Copenhagen, Feb. 25.—Armed with rifles and hand grenades. Spartacans burned several pooling booths during the municipal elections In Dusseldorff and three ballot boxes and electoral lists In the Rhine, according to dls patches received here today. Sharp fighting resulted and there were some casualties. The majority socialists won by a large margin in the Berlin elections. The results were reported ns follows: Majority socialists. 232.8«B: minority socialists, 171,201; democrats, 96,981; German nationalists, 67,109. Former Premier Wekerle, former Minister of Commerce Szernewl and other members of the old government have been arrested for complicity In a counter revolutionary plot, it was re ported in a dispatch received from Bud apest today. The Hungarian government Is also of four million crowns ($1,000,000) and extradition of the former military com mandant of BudapfSt, who is accused of wholesale execution of soldiers. demanded extradition from sal<1 to ha'o aemanoea extradition irom Switzerland of Prince Windischgratz, who is accused of defrauding the state __ _ .... , THIS COLD CURE "Pape's Cold Compound" Ends a Cold or Grippe in a Few Hours. Your cold will break and all grippe misery end after taking a dose of 'Pape's Cold Compound" every two hours until three doses are taken. It promptly opens clogged-up nostrils and air passages In the head, stops nasty discharge or nose running, re lieves sick headache, dullness, fever ishness, sore throat, sneezing, sore ness and stiffness. Don't stay stuffed-up! Quit blowing and snuffling! Ease your throbbing head—nothing else in the world gives such prompt relief as "Pape's Cold Compound," which costs only a few cents at any drug store. It acts with out assistance, tastes nice, and causes no Inconvenience. Accept no substi tute.—Adv. DID YOU EVER USE SLOAN'S Ask any man who ever had rheumatic aohes that question. He'll tell you he's heard of It, uses It, wouldn't use anything else for any ex ternal pain, ache, muscle-stlffnese, soreness, lame back, lumbago, sciatica, sprain, strain. He'll tell you It penetrates without rubbing, bringing warm, glowing, quick relief. Clean, eoonomloal, certain of satisfactory result«. All druggists have it—get a big bottle—today from youre. 56c, 660 , $ 1 . 20 .—Adv. WAHT ADS GIVI fcXSULTS «ENTS TESTIMONY Seek to Discredit Testimony of L. P. Biddick, Henningsen Field Men Hired Oompetitors Cream Haulers. -- 6 In the case of the government against the Henningsen Produce company et al the government sought to. show that L. P. Biddick, field agent for the Hen nlngsen people, had tried to cripple competitors by hiring cream haulers. Mr. Blddlck's testimony was gone Into in detail by attorneys for the defense, who sought to discredit it in a measure, but the government succeeded in get ting much of It through, particularly as Biddlck's statement that he had hired several men in Stevensville, Mont., because he wanted the cream in that territory and that was the way to get it The defense sought to discredit the testimony on the grounds that Biddick had been instructed to not hire any man unless he had been away from a competitor at least 30 days. The gov ernment brought out that C. A. Reed and B. B. Liddell were approached by Biddick to leave the Stevensville Creamery company and go to work for the Henningsen people. PRICE NO OBJECT? John T. Howe, manager of a cream ery at Stevensville, Mont., testified that ho had held conversation with Biddick once on the subject of getting butter fat, and Biddick had said "that ne would get the cream in that territory If he had to pay 50 cents a pound for it." He also stated that Biddick said that the easiest way to get cream in that territory was to hire Stevensville Creamery company men. On cross examination, Howe admitted that the Henningsen people and others operat ing In that territory had not caused him much injury. He had 650 shippers of cream to his creamery and the oth ers 160. Lorenzo J. Durant, of Thatcher, a creamery man of Stevensville, testified that Biddick came to him and wanted to get cream, and stated that if he did not get it, he would go and hire away his haulers. THE YOUNG MEN'S WAIST SEAN SUIT HAS THE CALL OVER ALL. Its Popularity Combined with splendid fit, the beautiful lines, the new patterns make the most desirable young men's suits ever shown. 50 50 >85 aa® Are the specially offered prices for these handsome suits really worth from $30 to $40 a suit. For the Boys Coming Home From the camps and from over seas the change from the Regu lation to a Fancy Waist Seam Suit is making a hit such as no suit ever made before. New patterns by most every express. .........j ./.J; ALEXANDER •—wSTKwee^, One Prloe Clothier Ninth end Mein Pablo Casals WORLD'S GREATEST CELLI8T Pinne y Theater TUE8DAY EVENING, MARCH 4th CRITICS CLAIM HIM THE GREATE8T OF THE GREAT. PRICES Lower Floor, first 11 rows ................$2.00 Lower Floor, last 6 rows ................. 1,50 Balcony, first 3 rows...................... 1.50 Balcony, next 5 rows ............. 1.00 Balcony, last 3 rows .......................75 , Gallery ....................................50 Box seats ................................. 2.00 All prices plus 10 per cent war tax. Mail orders received for IN and OUT of town in order of receipt. Make checks or money orders payable to Finney Theater. Enclose self addressed, stamped envelope to insure safe return. DEATHS—FUNERALS BAXTOR—Mrs. Katherine Joyce Baxtor, aged 42 years, died early Tuesday morning at a Boise hospital after a lingering Illness. She is sur vived by her husband, J. P. Baxtor, and six children, Mrs. Pearl Moran of Boise and Misses Mary. Helen and Ida and John and Joyce Baxtor of Mur phy, also three sisters, Mrs. E. B. Mc Maston, of Seattle; Mrs. Margaret Nettleton and Annie Joyce of Murphy and three brothers, Robert of Cali fornia, Jim and Matt of Owyhee county. She also leaves three grand children, the triplets of Mrs. Pearl Morgan. Mrs. Joyce Baxtor was born on the old Joyce ranch on Sinker creek In Owyhee county and has made her home at Bruneau since her mar riage. The funeral will leave the Schreiber & Sldenfaden chapel Wed nesday morning at 9:46 o'clock. Ser vices will be held at St. John's ca thedral at 10 o'clock and burial will be In St. John's cemetery. EDGBERT—William D. Edgbert died of old age at the home of his son, Leo, Tuesday morning. He came to Boise seven weeks ago. Besides three sons, Leo of Boise, Jasper of Hood River, Ore., and Orville of St. Paul. Minn., he Is survived by daughter, Mrs. Mary Mansfield of San ta Cruz, Cal. The body Is at Fry & Summers awaiting funeral arrange ments. GUSTAFSON—The funeral of Axel Gustafson will be held at Fry & Sum mers chapel Thursday afternoon nt 3 o'clock. Rev. G. A. Herbert will have charge of \he services. Burial will take place at Morris Hill cemetery. The funeral will be by automobile. SMITH—James G. Smith, aged 44 years, died Monday night at a Nampa hospital. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Maude O'Connor Smith, two sons. Edwin and Edward, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. G. Smith, resi dents of the bench ; three brothers, Ed ward and Elko, Nev., and Lon and Bert of Boise. The funeral will be held at the Schreiber & Sldenfaden chapel Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The Boise lodge of Eagles will have charge of the services and burial will be In Morris Hill cemetery. The funeral will be by automobile. SEAPLANE GIVEN UP AS L08T Washington, Feb. 25.—Seaplane num ber 8495, missing since Sunday, has been given up as lost, the Norfolk com mandant wired the navy department today.