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EVENING : CAPITAL : NEWS
— AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. Published Every Afternoon and Sunday Morning at Boise. Idaho, a City o t 30,000 People, by THE CAPITAL NEWS PUBLISHING COMPANY. LIMITED. Entered at the Post Office at Boise. Idaho, as Second-class Mall Matter. Society Editor, 1269 Phon. -Business Office, 234; Editoilal Rooms, 234; BOISE, IDAHO, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21. 1916. LEGITIMACY OF MINING. () LONG as we*havc money we will have counterfeit ers. So long as we have penmanship we will have forgery. So long as we have business there will be some fraud. So long as we have jails there will be prison el's. And— So long as we have mining there will be a few who will attempt to bunko the public through fake operations. But why should mining be discredited in anybody's mind because some confidence man takes advantage of it 1 ? We do not think it is discredited, for the public under stands that mining is a business that only lends itself to rascality as other business lends itself to it. Perhaps mining lias been italicized as a profitable field for sharpers because of the gold brick gag. Wo might as well damn every mother of every married daughter be cause of the stale mother-in-law joke. Another fact that lias tended to attract special attention to mining swindles, as few as they have been, is that the victim of a mining stock fake will yell like a Comanche, whereas if lie had been plucked by some siren or bunkoed in a horse race or victimized in a poker game or made financially short by cashing a phoney check, lie goes to the extreme of silence. Mining is as legitimate as any other business, and the records show that, investment considered, it lias given as good returns as any other legitimate business. Idaho has billions of wealth hidden beneath its surface. This fact has been specially emphasized on the mind of the investing public during the past year and accounts for the revival in mining operations. The progress of that de velopment will not be retarded because some unknown man has been arrested for fraud in connection with a fic tilions mining company in this state, the details of which are widely advertised, probably in exaggerated form. COMMON JUSTICE, THAT'S ALL. k-, j— 1 11 Hl? F is no famine in 1his country and no lack of the necessities of life. The fields have never produced J more abundantly. There is no scarcity of food, but there is a scarcity of money with which to buy it. Per- haps a fairer way of putting it is that the supply of money is apparently curtailed because of its decreased buying power. It's a case of the cost of living being higher pro- portionately than the earning capacity of the average per- son. No law can succeed the law of supply and demand, and the less law we have affecting our households the bet- ter off we will be; but something can be done to preserve a parallel between prosperity and prices, to keep the pro- ducer and the consumer in closer touch and, in those east- ern centers where food is cornered by storage concerns, V> draw a line at fair profits—making them liberal at that. All this can he done by application of tho fundamentals hound up in one word—"justice." A WISE SUGGESTION. <=j-pHL county commissioners of Idaho declared them * selves on a vital point when they went on record in J favor of public improvements in times of stress. There is scarcely a time when some public improvements ■ire not needed. When times arc good it is not wise to go beyond the usual limitations, but when there is a gen eral scarcity of work and the masses are up against it, the authorities in charge of such work can easily justify un usual effort along the improvement line. Not only will employment be provided for the citizens who need it, not only will business be stimulated at a time when it keenly requires it, but the work can be performed cheaper than when more prosperous conditions prevail. The BY MRS. EVA LEONARD HIGHFLYERS I I IN WHICH MARJORY EMBARAS8E8 "Tea. I will go If you think you will not be made to blush on account of my clothe*," aald Misa Volmar when the subject of the opera party was broached at dinner. "Do go." urged Mrs. Gerard; want someone to pair off with, and we can shine in the reflected rays of Marjory's splendor." "Is Marge to wear her new sky piece?" laughed Tom. "I told her 1 would feel honored to walk down the street with a flfty-dollar hat." Miss Volmar glanced despairingly at Tom's mother. The good lady gave no sign that she had heard her son's remark. So it was arranged that the aunt was to go to her rooms and make her self presentable as possible, and the taxi containing the other members of the party was to call for her on the way to the theater. Mrs. Gerard thought Marjory great ly overdressed in her party gown and heavy silk opera cloak. She chose a conspicuous place In front of the box and settled herself to be observed. The diamonds glittered on her snowy shoulders and the good lady blushed as she saw a number of glasses level ed in their direction. "Such vulgar display," she thought bitterly. "Poor Tom!" At the end of the first net several of the young men who had been so attentive at the party found their way to the box and Marjory held quite a little court. Tom slipped into a chair by his mother and glowerpd fiercely on the visitors. Miss Volin: r sat in the stiadow of the drapery and nervously clasped her hands in her lap. She fell the anger nnd erltiei Gerards and trembled for her darling. Why would tile girl expose herself to such criticism? Marjory was utterly ... •r tim Uncle Walt Has for You This Evening [ I : NOTHING TO SPARE. The hungry children cry for bread, nd J would gladly see them fed; my i have ! oui 1 bosom bleeds for little ones wh< no doughnuts, pies or buns, and I help them out, I ween, but need my - coin for gasoline. In yonder hut a human drove gathered round an empty stove; the father long lias had disease—an infiu- I enza in his knees— the mother's wash e d for folks in until i y i her broken 1 Grim fam town health is down. ine in that shack 1 abides, and all the wretched inmates rides. I'd gladly help them in their plight, and bring them food and warmth and light, and make their empty kettle boil, but need my coin for gas and oil. As I go Jaunting near and far. in my upholstered touring car, I see around me signs of w'ant—and they disturb my little jaunt. I'd like to aid the ones who starve, and give them ducks and hens to carve. With loaded arms I'd like to go whereve • there is want or woe. wherever there is grief or care, and spread some warmth and sunshine there! I'd like j to do it, but, alas, I need my coin for oil and gas. (Copyright by George Matthew Adams.) Walt frUitx - — —-affected CLIPPED WINGS A. - 4* v H A.: ■ t k \r u »! V r r m) W In cjf: aa \ V' e. SW** / h /J ; f! A § i y /?■> **' .. 'S. / ,SC^ :% ^ A-»,-; , . iji, i re,! ■ -/ i i < \ 1 *- CTautSanr, i l yf srf I Wl i v f l\ /»yv. nil a \\ •&i*' . Jj 'V;! I5tl i r G S m <JtA ISP her hand In that of her »on. They h«<1 always been such good compan lone, and she knew how humiliated the boy was to have her see this ex hibttlon of bis wife's vanity. Tom pulled himself together and made an attempt to hide his feelings and Join in the pay conversation when the cur tain went down, hut it wna a areal re lief to all but Marjory when the last curtain call waa over and they were In the taxi. TOM AND LOSES HER DIAMONDS oblivious to nil this. With shining eyes and flushed face she laughed and chatted with the gay group till the cur tain rose and the lights went out. Tom's mother reached over and slid Marjory soon felt the constraint in the atmosphere and sank! into silence in a corner. "What is the matter with everybody?" she thought, "It was such a lovely opera; such a perfect evening. Someone must al ways spoil everv good time I have," she fretted. "People are so selfish." Mts» Volmar looked tired and anxious under the glare of the electric light when she said good-night at her door. Ma.rjor;- called good-night to her moth, er-in-law and ran up he stairs to her room a . soon as t y reached the house. "What can I do. Mother?" he said in a low voice. "Marjory is innocent of any wrong. She is vain and has al ways longed t that is all. She has read a lot of rot in the silly hooks she gets at the libra• ry and she imagines she ran have a coterie of admiring youths round her and no harm will he done, but I ran-j not allow It, either for her sako or my <> wn " vo,?H- uw you " annot> my '.'' ar hoy ■■Tom. telephone to the garage once. 1 have lost my diamonds!" cried Marjory, pule and trembling, bursting into the room. • • • • «hinr socially, i know ' (To be continued.) ••••••••••••••• DAILY LESSON IN HISTORY. I • : • One Hundred Years Ago Today. 1861- Rev. VVm. L. Morgan, for more than 30 years rector of St. Thomas' church, New' Oity, born at Hartford. Conn., died May 10, 1SH8. Seventy-Five Years Ago Today. 1841 A conference was ar ranged between the Afghan chiefs and Sir William Me Naughton, commander of the British force besieged In Cabul. Fifty Years Ago Today. 1866— The Sioux Indians mas • • York i • ! # ® # - • • • » • I • • • • sacred and scalped three offi cers and 90 private at Fort Phil ip Kearney, near Rig Horn, Wyo. Twenty-five Year» Ago Today. 1891—One hundred and fifty persons were drowned at Cor dova. Argentine, in a flood suiting from the bursting of a canal. One Year Ago Todiy in the War. Fiench captured important po o n Hart m a n n s - W e i I e r - • 1 • . 1 » » » • # s jtj » # • e # • o • • • # j \ ; tendants. church provides I ear trunipeis for the use of deaf at kopf in tlif* Vosges; Asquith's call for 1,000,000 more men op- posed in house of commons; German reichstng voted war credit of $2.500,000,000; Russians occupied Kinn after fighting; Italian force attack- ing Monte Michele annihilated, according to Vienna. severe A Del mar (N. Y. PEPS 0 • • • Psycho-analysis is at it ; again. Can't something be done with these pesky ! germs'? Wheat moves up and down violently On the Stock IliaV- 1 . , 1 AiOt. 1 lOllty OI UlUitl 111 tll6 IVRSOILS for it. k * p _ I i i u i • t i-ClHnO DOV 11101*1*10(1 OHO month gOOS to political job ,. P .. . , ' u " U10 next. liriSK altUI'-at ÎOIIS. I I France is pllt Under StlÛCt 1 1 . , . ... prohibition. A ISO Still Oil the slaughter wagon. | Tt's ORSiOF to stclV ill tho i • , m ( • n lOW TildH ill 1 IH* trenches. Hie fabula doeet -;ih a t peace deferred makethj atlfhe hearthstone sick. _ itt~~ _ j n Women who tell girls not to marry until they can iround up perfect men will not he popular in high school circles. Lot us have peace; also j potatoes. Man caught with narcot ics caught the dickens from the judge. His name was Lippincott and the judge's Cotrell. Catching, eh? Motor mind" a new one. Said to be lower than sub a fonseious mind. Must bo the get-out-aiul-get-under kind. I TO BE TAKEN BE FORE OR AFTER She had been silting in the furni ture shop for nearly two hours in specting the stock of linoleums. Roll after roll the perspiring clerk brought out, but still she seemed dis satisfied. l-Yom her lress he Judged IWÏÏTfS T 11 WE\ n her to be a person of wealth and ; thought it likely "he would have a i B When at lasThe had shown her the ; last roll he paused In despair. •Tin sorry, madam," lie said, apolo goth-ally, "but if you could wait j could get some more pieces from the ! factory. Perhaps you would cal', again.' .5? 4 % I Ù J $ 1 , 000 , 000.00 TO LOAN ON GOOD SECURITY The Pacific National Bank CAPITAL AND SURPLUS ooo.oo ariS The prospective customer gathered her belongings together and rose from the chair. "Yes. do," she said with a gracious sinile, "and ask them to senil you one or two with very small designs, suit-j iable for ;uUing In the bottom of a ennary cage." It is claimed that President Wilson imites at a story Pcr laughed for five he heard last elect ion night. Is nothing short of a curio, all things considered. Howbeit, here is the story : sonally we believe that if the president even smiled on that alarmin.; night he . . ., , _ , Mainl y About Peo P le - Senator Ham Lewis, he of the pink hirsute adornment and Chesterfield lanners, asked :"If you had Bert Wil liams, Charl'.e Chaplin and Billy Sun day together, what would you have?" The answer was, "A chocolate nut sundae." A physician leaving the sick bed of a wife, whose husband accompanied him, exclaimed doubtfully; "I do not like her looks." "1 have not liked her looks for a long time," was the quick rejoinder of the husband. - - .' ' Eva Booth, Salvation Army leader, will enter upon her forty-fifth yea? on Christmas day. Rt. Rev. John 8. Foley, Catholic bishop of Detroit, will celebrate this month the sixtieth anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood, took place in Rome, Dec. 20, 1856. Peter Goelet Gerry', the young Dem 'rat who is to succeed Henry Lippitt s United States senator from Rhode sland, is a great-grandson of Elbridge toioh Health is Wealth hyJohrv. B. Huber. A.M..M.D. I ! A defective phy9ioaî éducation i§ one of the primary causes of unhoppinffas in marnage. A girl cannot be a uaefvl or a happy wife, ehe cannot make her husband or children happy , unices the be a healthy woman, —Mbs F P South* WOATBL Pleurisy With Effusion HIS I* what people call the water in the cheat; doctors ti.ll this substance the blood plasma, and then they speak of sero-nbrinons pleurisy (fibrin plus serum). And when the patient recovers (by the absorption of the fluid, or Its withdrawal In the way 1 will laltr mention) "granulations" will form, there will be permanent thickeulng of the pleural membranes and oftentimes adhesions of the opposing mem branes—which are likely to continue to be painful. In pleurisy with effusion, besides the symptoms we mentioned yester day as going with dry pleurisy, the fever bepomes pretty high (up to 102 py the clinical thermometer), apt to be lower In the morning and higher In a , th e evening. This fever may drop down to normal at the end of a week or i t8n , or « gev ® ral Th ® <> aln coat,Btt ®* *° »>ejevere. ond " may b ® fe,t mo »t In *he armpit, or tn the breast, or In the abdomen, or the back. There Is either no cough, or It Is without splttla, or with 1 : just a slight expectoration. And the pulse becomes rapid, from 120 to j even 140 the minute. The lungs on the afTected side now become co.iv i pressed by reason of the constantly Increasing fluid, which sometimes comes up as high as .he third or the second rib—even higher. Naturally, thee, there Is constantly Increasing and most distressing shortness of breath. If the pleurisy Is left-sided the heart may be pushed toward the right. In thin people It Is the ribs which stick out. but where there Is much fluid In the chest, the spaces between the ribs will stick out and side will become larger. If the pleurisy Is right-sided the liver may be pushed downward As anybody can realise, these ars serious conditions. And yet a still worse state may come on—that Is. pleurisy wltk the production of pus. empyema, which we will take up In our next article. m r \TAHRn. ■V S. writes: Have catarrh In my heni and throat, have always had a terrible taste in my mouth, which grows worse ail the time and seems to come directly from tbs throat. The taste is s had as If something were mortified. Several years ago little vellow hard patchoe would come Into my mouth from my throat. My ton sils sre hardly noticeable so that they nnot be nffected. Am troubled with core mo In face, and nervous tndlges ! Mon at times. My car drums seem I 'o feel as if 1 had taken cold: Is that hcallh !»art of the disease? Answer: Your general 111 will certainly not improve until your catarrh has been cured. The offen sive character called oezena. « tissue in and about your nose is diseased; in such cases there is an odor as of rotten eggs. You must imperatively have all this remedied. The tonsils may be small and yet be the focus of rheumatism and othi»r germs. You will always have Indiges tion and in time worse, so long as you keen on swallowing the nasal dis of the discharge! It Is very possible that is keen on swallowing the nasal dis 1 en ta Th t» column I» devoted to prevention : to physical and hyyicne; to domestic, industrial and public sanitation ; to the promotion health: efficiency and tony tife. will be presented. permitting—all others by mail if stamped return envelope is enclosed. Requests •or personal diaonosls nr treatment lannot. however, be considered in any icny. The latest developments in medical science Questions of general interest will be answered here, space DEFOSIT Your Money Now SOJ is Sr. 9 g or ■Ç fcj Somebody Else Will Deposit It for You. * H S w cr 2? )lAj Overland National Bank O r Courteous Service Will Please You. Gerry, who was elected vice president | with Madison in 1812. As general manager of the London j and South-Western Railway, Sir lhr j bert Walker has directed the move ment of 15,000 troop trains and soc i oral thousand Red Gross trains rying the wounded, since the beginning 1 'ci r of the war. | r ied Miss The Duke of Manchester, who mar* lelena Zimmerman of Cin ! climat 1, was committed for trial by a recently on a •harge of obtaining credit without dis | ,. loHjn|< . thal ll0 wa8 an undischarged ' i a0 , l( j 0 n magistrate bankrupt. Count Etienne Tisza, premier of Hungary and generally considered the dominant personality in the dual em pire at the present time, Is a man of very simple tastes and habits, though he possessed vast estates and a fortune of many millions. Lieutenant Pollner, a young and well known Danish military aviator, is planning to make a record by cross ing the Atlantic. He figures that the distance from the Fsroe Islands to Newfoundland can he covered In about 30 hours, and the w hole trip to New York in 48 hours. Commander Sir Edward Nicholl, who is prominently connected with the British naval defense, was a small- salaried clerk less than 20 years ago. By chance he acquired a »mall interest 1 in a shipping concern, and within 15 j years ho became a multi-millionaire I and owner of one of the largest fleets In the British mercantile marine. 1 1 • • plenty is the foster child I • peace.—Ovid, j • ; •••••••••••••••• • LINES WORTH REMEMBERING • It is peace that brings plenty; • of • ■ .? Tea: th« ear* ara alway* charges. affected In nasal and throat catarrh. j Almost all cases of deafness corns s a ^0Ut that way. WAX IN THE EAR. Answer to R. A. B.: Cerumen f "wax ; In the ear") may become lodged tn 'he externa! car; and this may be the ! cause of deafness, ringing tn the ear, giddiness, oven of cough. Syringing with water as warm as can possibly ! be borne will In moet cases remove | this wax. During this process a basin . is held undor the ear. One may add to the water sodium bicarbonate and glycerin (a tablespoonfnl of each to one pint.) 1 THE SKIN. Answer to A. M.: The akin hna *t least four functions: To protect tbs * underlying structures, it is a special organ, for touch; It helps lied sen; to regulate the bodily temperature; It excretes a lot of bodily waste as per splratlon.