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m UST WEEK WITH BIG JIM OF BIUS Fifty-fifth DayPasses Into Hia tory —Last Per Diem Day Falla Thuraday of Thia Week. OVERTIME NOW LIKELY Leadera Attempting to Get Im portant Meaaurea Out of the Way, Hence Activity of Sift ing Committees. The legislature is on Its lost lap. The present is its closing week. Thursday is the last per diem day. Overtime is likely unless the leaders can clear the desks in a shorter period than is now anticipated. The fifty-fifth legislative day passed In to history Saturday. The fifty-seventh day falls on Monday. There is a big Jam of bills ahead and it is going to take every effort to sift from among the measures the important ones, get satisfactory action, engross and send them to Governor Davis, It is claimed. Unless precedent fails, the appropri ation measures will be the last to go through this session, just as has been the case with former legislatures. They ore going through the house easily but are being tabulated in the senate and that takes time. Up to the present the grand total they carry has reached $8,000,000. Judging from re ports heard in the house of toga wearers there Is likely to be some se vere pruning to hold them down to within what the administration be lieves is reasonable. FULL WEEK AHEAD le Is very probable that the session will go over to Saturday or Sunday. This will mean work without pay but colons are not worrying about that judging from expressions heard on all sides in the legislative halls. The total number of bills so far introduced is close to 600 and less than 100 of them have been signed by the govrnor. The state's chief executive will be en gaged in the task of signing or veto ing measures some time after the legislature adjourns. The veto power has not as yet been exercised by him but It Is said very likely It will be later. .. SPECULATE ON PRIMARY There is widespread speculation In legislative circles as to what action Governor Davis will take regarding the amendatory direct primary law which abolishes the statewide primary and cubstitutes In its place the state con vention for the nomination of congres sional, judicial and state candidates. It has been intimated that he would Insist on amendments being made, one of which would remove the Judiciary from the list of candidates to be nom inated or veto the measure in toto. Backers of the bill claim they are con fident the bill will be signed. Since the passage of the amendatory act, the senate has passed a bill that repeals the primary law and that measure is now pending in the senate. The measure repealing the primary law In its entirety may also be passed, gay soions. The situation thus brought about is one that is being watched with the keenest Interest by party leaders and members of the two houses. PAST WEEK IMPORTANT Unquestionably the past week has been the most important in the history of the Fifteenth legislative session, for It witnessed more big legislation moved out of the way than any preceding one except when the administration state department reconstruction and consol idation bill was passed. Many of the Restore the Youthful Beautÿ of Your Hair , You realize how much it means to your appearance. With what regret you find the first gray hajrs— notice the streaky strands —the fading lustre. Must you say goodbye to beauty and attractive ness? Not when there h so simple, harmless and practical a remedy to be found In Hair Color Restorer In less then • month it will restore the natural dark, youthful color and lustre to hair that la gray, Aided or streaked with gray. Brink back the soft, luxuri ant charm of girlhood days. Absolutely not a dye and will not stain the scalp. Restores the color gradually and evenly by a perfectly natural proc ess. Does not tub off or Interfere with cutting or sha mp o oin g the hair. Far Hair Haalth end Baautp »Toilet end Shampoo Soap-f J2S i Liquid Shampoo - JO i Hair Tonic - - $ JO— LQ0 I Heir Color Restorer - - .75 ! Depilatory - ..... .75 Msnuhi uiml In »HtigMMijii. ,11—pblaTkan, iWi mm,. appropriation measures were started on their way while others were actually paaaed and sent to tha governor. Outstanding among these issues may be briefly summarised the following: Good Roads—The house considered and passed a $900,000 highway bond act. the state highway department bill pro viding for a two-mill levy on the total assessed valuation of the stats to raise $1,800,000, to be used In constructing the state highways during the next two years, and a companion measure car rying an appropriation of $200,000 for the maintenance of the highways; passed a bill with a $100.000 appropri ation to build the Star-McCall high way and paved the way for road con struction In 1921-1922 by Introducing a measure providing for a $2,000,000 bond issue to raise the necessnry fund#. Election—Passed and sent to Gover nor Davis an act amending the direct primary law by which the statewide primary for the nomination of con gressional, judicial and state candidates Is repealed pnd substituted In Its place Is the statè convention system, the delegates to which are made up of del egates elected at primary elections; re instated the straight party ticket so that it may be voted If electors so de sire and Introduced a bill to repeal the direct primary In toto. ✓ Appropriations—Passed and sent to the governor a bill carrying a total of $165,000 to rebuild the administration building at the Lewiston state normal and buy from Lewiston lands for the campus of that Institution; introduced a biennial appropriation bill providing for the needs of .the state university, normal schools, technical Institute, deaf and blind schools, industrial training school board of education and super intendent of public instruction. Intro duced the state government appropria tion bill, carrying $1.494,000 and house paqfied the capitol bond Issue bill of $900,000. Reconstruction—Passed the land set tlement act approved by Secretary of the Interion Franklin K. Lane, author izing the appropriation of $100,000 and creating a state commission to work with the government. Police—Passed by the senate and sent to the house a bill creating a state constabulary to enforce the laws in the state and the state council of de fense measure. Volunteer Firemen's Associa tion Pays Respect to Memory of Late James M. Lindsay By Eulogizing Him. At a recent meeting held by the Volunteer Firemen's association, the officers were requested to draft a suit able set of resolutions in respect to the memory of the lato James M. Lindsay, and they submitted the following: "Inasmuch as a wise and just Provi dence has decreed that our beloved and highly respected brother member, James M. Lindsay, pass to the other world; and, "Whereas, We must humbly bow to the will of our maker and accept the Inevitable, realizing that His will must be done, not ours, and as we wish to show a mark of respect to our depart ed friend and fellow member; there fore, be It "Resolved, That, in his death our association loses one of its most val ed members, and one who had so closely identified himself with the old town of Boise of former days, and with our old volnteer fire department, that he had always endeared himself to his friends and associates. Though the link which he had formed between the past and present may be broken, yet his memory will always remain with us, until we, and the association which. We represent ,are no more. We will miss his cheery greetings at our social entertainments, but the many occa sions on which we enjoyed his society will be recalled by us as bright spots in the pages of time that have been written and passed. "To his faithful and patient wife, to whose gentle and untiring care his life was prolonged for him. we extend our heartfelt sympathies, as we also do to all his relatives and friends. "The city has lost a faithful ser vant, one whose performance of duty to the city and Its citizens could al ways be relied upon, even If that duty was to be performed at the risk of losing his own life In their Interests. "Resolved, That a copy of these res olutions be spread upon the minutes of the association, a copy be sent to his wife, and that they also bs pub lished in the newspapers of Boise. "ED H. PEASLBY, "President. "CHARLES PAYNTON, "Secretary." REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS. Frank Martin, et uz, and Thomas L. Martin, et ux. to H. W. Williams, $2000. Lot 2, section 5-4-1 W. subject to $2000 mortgage. Edward A. Reynolds, st ux, to John E. Look, et ux. $3000, % acre ln SE(4 NE14, section 32-4-2 E. subject to $1500 mortgage, D. M. Jqhns, unmarried, to J. N. Deshcmbeau, $10 and o. V. c. Lot 8, block 3, townslte of Eagle, subject, to 81600 mortgage. Charles O. Nelson, et ux, to Warren C. Headrick, $10, E 2-$ of lots $ and 4 section l-$-l B. subject to $1780 mort gage on EH of aald land and $1710 mortgage on WH of said land. To pravent the silting of the ad jacent harbors of Los Angeles and Long Beech, Cal., It Is proposed to cut a new channel between 800 and 700 feet wide through which the Ban Gab riel and Los Angeles rivers may be discharged Into the Paeiflo ooean at a point east of the Long Beaeh harbor. The cost would be shared by the gov ernment and the state of California. An American soldier In Pranoe, .tak ing refuge in a restaurant from n rainstorm and wishing' to order some mushrooms, but not knowing the Ftench word for mushrooms, drew a picture of one and received a ales umbrella,. UONSSHUECREDIT DUE SEÛn DIVISION Perhaps Played Leading Role in Decisive Battle at St. Mihiel of the War. COMMANDED BY REGULARS Called Upon for Supreme Teat When Hun Hordes Smashed Through Chemin des Dames and Marched on Pends. M8NBKNNE _____________ . - . w •__j rj, Peint ' That Marked Turning rcini By WEBB MILLER With the Third Army on the Rhine, Feb. 4.—(By Mall)—In the battle that probably saved Paris; In the great counter-offensive that broke and rolled back the tide of Invasion from the heart of France; In the action that pinched off the St. Mihiel salient; in the battle that pierced the German line In the Argonne; in the stroke that re lieved Rhelms—In each of these mo mentous struggles the Second Ameri can division had a large share. In coming years, when historians and military experts calmly and dispassion ately unravel the tangled skein of events of the Great War, they may find that the Second Division played a greater part In changing the course of the war than any other American di vision—perhaps any single division In Europe. * The Second Division captured about one-fourth of' the entire number of prisoners taken by the American Ex peditionary Force, captured one-fourth of the total of guns and suffered about one-tenth of the total casualties of the American armies. The division landed In France In the early autumn, 1917. The officers were mostly experienced regular army offi cers with regiments composed of a nu cleus of regulars and marines filled to full strength by men from every sec tion' of the United States, but largely from the Middle West. In March they moved up and went In with the French for six weeks train ing on the Meuse heights near Verdun. Outside of constant exciting patrolling activity and a few raids the sector was "quiet." Then the Second was en trusted with a sector of Its own in the Epnrges region. About the second week of April the Germans launched a re markable raid. Under cover of dark ness about 500 Germans dressed in American and French uniforms and speaking French and English, Infiltrat ed into and through the lines. Before they were aware of the deception, two companies of the Ninth found the en emy among and behind them. Despite the great disadvantages and confusion of uniforms the little groups rallied. Then ensued a savage fight In the darkness. By daybreak the lines were cleared of the enemy. The Germans had suffered heavily—67 dead Germans were picked up In our trenches, and scores limped or were carried back to the enemy trenches. The American losses were unusually light. That was where the Second learned It could whip the boche. THEN THE DARK DAYS After six weeks in the line the divi sion was withdrawn for rest and train ing. Then came the dark days of May and June. The German flood broke through the Chemin des Dames and poured swiftly toward Paris. The whole world held Its breath as the gray mass es drew closer and closer to the capital of France. The Second was called upon for the supreme test. On the night of May 30 the- orders reached headquarters. Throughout the night the division prepared feverishly for the move. There was no sleep that night for the offi cers. In the curly morning long col umns of French motor trucks—3000 of them—rumbled Into the divisional area. The entire division of 27,000 men was quickly loaded and the memorable rush to save Paris started. Through the long, hot day the lines of crowded trucks tore along the dusty ruk Ar they passed scores of French villages the peasants lined the streets and cheered frantically and threw 1 lrnvers at the trucks. They knew the terrible Significance of the coming battle. After a fatiguing Journey of about 100 miles the division was detrucked directly In the path it the advancing enemy, where he was nearest Paris. The lines were thrown across the fam ous Paris-Metz rond Then followed n forced march of 12 miles toward Cha teau-Thlerry. The broad highway was crammed with pitiful caravans of dis tracted refugees fleeing the Huu. On the same road were the broken column« of French troops, withdrawing. / They were utterly worn out r.nd discouraged. Many of the men uhouted "the war Is finished." They despaired of the abil ity of the Americans or anyone to liait the victorious enemy. As the Ninth Infantry was deploying, runners hur ried up with the orders to go Into the Une within a few hours. The (hen were told. They Immediately unshoul Pecks and threw themselves upon the ground to snatch a few minutes of sleep. Few had slept for 36 houre. A group of French officers looked on In amassment. _ ">••• men understandr they •aked. Do they know that'within a "? any ° r them will be deed? TK^^Z, *'** P lf th,y •nan „ " C, V f"' 0 «™ were told that the Perfect!)*—that they WWW husbanding their strength for the _ MARINES HALT HUNS M this moment the Oer 7oTVa rC0<1 to ,low "P their ad while Du«hin reatWn * but mean drivâ thïïî w * *"*»*•• » f ™ h to reach Parla On the morning of June 4 the cane took over from the exhausted French a 12-mile front. There were nd * r **!f rv ** Between them and the Marne. On the*flrst day In the lines the ma I.^f , _. rep ' ll,e<1 an at tack. Then the hlotorto fighting inVBelleau Wood. In their first attack the marines gained a foothold In the woods In the face of terrible machine gun fire. The wood SS~: Germans concealed scores of machine gun nests arranged for lnfilading fire. For days the ugly man-to-man fighting went on.- Meanwhile Bouresohee had been penetrated and held securely. One ky °J ,e the machine gun nests were wlp *° out of the sinister wood, mostly W lth the bayonet. After nearly two weeks of bitter fighting, during which a regiment of the Third division had made an attempt, the marines finally swept through the wood. Meanwhile the Fourth brigade launched the at tack upon Vaux. The little village was reduced to a heap of stones by the artillery. Before the attack the Ger mans put over 15 hours of Intense coun ter artlllerylng. But Vaux was occu pied Within five minutes after the "jump-off." In the early fighting the men had only their "Iron rations" and sometimes were without food or water for 24 hours, owing to the difficulty of trans port. There was an ammunition short age in the first hours of the battle. The enemy shelled the whole area heav ily. In one brigade area nearly 22,000 shells fell in 24 hours. During the month of continuous fighting that followed, the Second cap tured 24 officers, 1654 men and a large quantity of guns and material. Owing to the bitter nature of the fighting the division lost heavily—more heavily than In any other fight. The total casual ties were 9777 of which 1260 were kill ed on the field and over 1500 severely wounded, and nearly 7000 slightly wounded, gassed and missing. At first the hospitals were Inade quate to care for the stream of wound ed. In one village the stretchers were laid out» In the open, side by side, as they awaited treatment, until nearly an acre was covered by the rows of stretchers. HELD ROAD TO PARIS. For five weeks the division held the road to Paris. The German drive was halted. Then the Second was with drawn to nurse Its grievous wounds. At this time Foch was preparing the great counter offensive that sent the Germans reeling back from the Paris salient. The Second was getting re placements to fill up Its depleted ranks. On July 16 the division was hastily loaded Into trucks and unloaded In the Vlllers Cotterest region. By night marches through the forest the dlvl slon was pushed up to the lines. The forest was full of troopB moving to ward the front. In the inky darkness and driving rain the men were forced to mar?h double file touching one an other to avoid being separated. Reach ing the lines only a few minutes be fore the "H" hour, the Second attack ed behind the tanks at the vital point of the thrust near Solssons. In spite of stubborn resistance and heavy loss es the line swept over the German posi tions. Many times the German artil lery fired point blank Into the advanc ing Americans. But they fired only a few times. Then the tide rolled over them. Most of our losses occurred In the first few hours. The Ninth Infan try lost 66 per cent of Its men within three hours. As the officers fell others took their places, until sometimes ser geants commanded battalions. After a terrific day of fighting the Second gained Its objectives. During the night the Germans brought up fresh divisions and at dawn the Americans and French tore Into them again. In severe fight ing they gained the heights dommat lng all the region around Solssons. In this battle the French and Am erican divisions were under the com mand of General Mangin. At Mayence, after the armistice. Mangin declared that this battle was the decisive bat tle of the war. The Second's casualties totaled 3942 men In the two atacks. Only 481 were killed on the field. Among the killed, wounded and gassed were 154 offi cers. The captures Included 66 offi cers, 2899 men, 75 guns and much other booty. The next action of Importance was the battle of St. Mihiel, America's first offensive effort as an army. In seven days of fighting the division ad vanced more than five miles against resistance, with 1551 casualties. Over 3300 prisoners and 121 guns were taken. Within a few days the division was shifted to the Blanc Mont sector. By an Impetuous attack the Germans were shoved back and the martyred city of Rhelms relieved. In an advance nearly 2500 prisoners were taken. The Give it a Chance There are only two places in your whole car that need water. One is the radiator. The other is the battery. If you forget your radiator you'll hear from it right away. ' If you forget your battery, it keeps on walking for a while, but it is damaged just as surely as your engine would be if you let the radiator go dry. Give your battery a chance to make good by having us add distilled water every week or so, and test each cell with the Hydrom eter to make sure that you are keeping up the charge. BERTRAM BATTERY STATION Free Inspection—Any Battery—Any Time Phone 905 120 South Tenth St. P s a si ' asgasssss. '' irï r ■ n y i ., " . i WOMAN LAWYER IS ASSISTING L W. W. Miss Caroline Lowe. Miss Caroline Lowe, attorney fot the I. W. W_ was rushed to New York from Chicago recently by that organization to intercede in behalf of the collection of undesirable alieni the government had rounded n$ among the I. W. W. adherents and was ready to deport. losses aggregated 4975 men, of which about half were only slightly wounded. The dead numbered 702, while 977 were severely wounded. Shortly afterward the attack in the Argonne was launched. In this fight the Second drew from the Germans the first admission In their com munique during the war that their line was broken. The Americans smashed through the Hlndenburg line and the Freya Stellung —both formidable sys tems of successive wide belts of barbed wire and concreted strong points. In spite of the difficult ter rain and stuborn resistance the di vision crashed through and started the Germans on the run. By this time the whole German military machine was going to pieces. In the ten day's fighting before the armistice they ad vanced nearly 20 miles on the heels of the fleeing Germans, mopping up machinegun nests left to slow up the pursuit. The Ninth infantry accom plished a unique move. During the night It marched five miles straight ahead Into the enemy lines. At dawn the Germans found the Americans be hind them, and a panic ensued. The maneuver was repeated several times. On the night before the armistice the famed Second engineers threw a bridge across the Meuse under heavy fire and the Fifth corps occupied a bridgehead on the heights across the river. The Second was still fighting when the armistice was ordered. During the advance the men suffered many hardships, owing to the rapid movement In cold rain over roads pnkle deep with mud. Sometimes the supplies failed to come up and the men went hungry—but always ahead. In the Argonne-Meuse fighting the division lost 3299 men. Only 403 were killed on the battlefield. Most of the others were slightly wounded. The captures were big—105 guns, 500 ma chine guns anhd 17 trench mortars. The divisional total of prisoners dur ing the war Is 12.026. When the march toward the Rhine started, the Second was given a place of honor. It Is one of the three di visions holding the brideghead. That, briefly, is the record of the Second division. The men and officers are more proud of the "Star and In dian" symbol of the division than they would be of any decoration. More decorations and citations have been awarded the Second than to any other division. In the records there Is a whole sheaf of citations and telegrams from generals, field marshals, presi dents and kings. The division Is composed of tho Ninth and Twenty-third Infantry or ganizations with records from the war of 1812—the Fifth and Sixth marines, tho "fighting" Second engineers and the 12th, 15th and 17th artillery regi ments. 1 9 , -— .i ... - February. 1*1*. was a most unusual month. It had 16 days of rain and snow. The average for the same month in years gone by was 11 days of the same dose. The month had 20 days of cloudiness, os against an average before of 11 days. There were but three clear days. The total snowfall for the month was 6.3 Inches; more than 1918. The great est jmowfall on record In February In Idaho before was 23.7 inches, In 1916. The average snowfall for 21 years of EDWIN HERRINGTON —FOR— MAYOR As Finance Commissioner of Boise City I have become thoroughly acquainted with every department of city affairs. Service on All !>VIIU Makes'llof VàtinVVititl «111111 Batteries I [Battery Don't Envy Him Follow His Lead He stops in to see us for a few minutes every two weeks. We give his battery the "once over," add distilled water (without charge) and off he goes, smiling. He carries a Prest-O-Llte be cause costly experience has taught him It is the best. But no matter what make of battery you carry, or what car you drive, we'll cheerfully do the same for you. If your battery needs recharg ing or repair, we have good com petent men ready to jump on the job at once. The work will be first-class and the prices moder ate. And there's a service bat tery at your disposal while yours is being repaired. Keep your battery In first-class condition and call on us to do the work. W. G. SMETHERMAN Boise Auto Sup ply Co. NINTH AND IDAHO STREETS NOTICE Idaho stands second In the United States for Its clean Manhood, ac cording to the Official Statement from the office of The Adjutant Gen eral In Washington, and why la such the csss 7 Because ws have treated successfully a groat number of man Inducted and thaas ha va passed tbs physical tsst and have been found suffering with no venerea! disease. We have done our bit in the war as we have placed fighters on the sea and on the land to moke 'The World Safe for Democracy." We treat and eradicate Acute and Private Diseases of Men and Women as well as Skin and Blood disorders. The Old Standing Bladder and Prostatlo troubles of men as well as those who by abuses or as cesses have lost that ambition essential to virile manhood. Our results' speak for themselves and by tha report sent out wo have been weighed In the balance and found that we have delivered the goeda. Consultation free and invited. Everything in strtoteet oonfldenoe THE IDAHO MEDICAL COMPART , 6, 7, a. 6 and 10 Odd Fellow* Bldg. 1 Boles, Idaho. TENTS! •f All DsssH ptlana nana nMtaMM l *«n^tt a îSSS a of SSS5u.-SL.ft: mi February's wa# only 6.1 »««*•■• Feb ruary. 161$, be* the whole *1 years by two-tenths Inches. Ten days In February, 1116, It snow ed. The snow that fsll h» that 10 days. If melted, would make .01 Inch of water. Record for February. 1816. four more daye of enow than the average daye snow fell In February, previous years, which were six. The total precipitation, for the month wae 1.79 Inches. It rained and snowed .27 Inch this year more than usual. The snowfall for the year, .67 Inch, Is leas than normal. The highest temperature In Febru ary was 56 on the ninth; the lowest. 19 on the third. There were three clear, five partly cloudy and 20 cloudy days. The greatest precipitation In 24 jioyfg was 0.53 on the 16th and 17th. The precipitation for Saturday, March 1. was .65 Inch.