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EVENING : CAPITAL : NEWS
_AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER _ Published Every Afternoon end Sunday Morning nt Bo tee, Idaho, a City of 80.000 People, by the capital, news publishing coupant, J JMTTED __RICHARD STORY SHERIDAN, General Manager. *t the Poet Office at Boise, Idaho, aa Second-clans Mall Matter. Phones—Business Office, IK Editorial Rooms. 15». Society Editor. 11«» THEY WONDER WHY NEVERTHELESS '"TP HE people of tins country are ready to make any sac rifice for the good of the common cause. They are J ready to go on short rations or to adopt substitutes in the interest of the allies and of our own soldiers; but when they do so they have a right to know something shout the results at home. The food administration is doing splendid work in eon serving grain and meat and sugar for use by our allies, but the time must come, it seems to us, when its broad powers must be exercised to help the people at home—to protect them from soaring prices being inflicted as a pen alty for public patriotism. For example, we have a big crop of com in this country and the people, in order to save the flour for use abroad, bave substituted corn meal to a large extent. One result is that the price of com meal has risen materially. One housekeeper writes the Capital News on this subject and we quote one paragraph: It has not been so very long ago since I paid 35 cents and 40 cents for a 9-pound sack of corn meal. Now It la 75 cento and, I am told, even *0 cents for the same sise sack. Is this necessary? We cannot answer the question. It must be admitted that the increase in the price of corn and of labor would have an effect on the price of the finished product, but we would like to know, and the public would like to know : Is j all this increase legitimate or is part of it due to a price raising fashion? Other illustrations might be cited, but the case of corn meal seems to be particularly in point because it is a staple I and is necessary if we are to have any general substitute' for flour. Moreover, its use is being strongly urged by! the food administration. The law of supply and demand under prevailing conditions must be considered, but there can be no justification for any raise simply because of: added use with perhaps the largest com crop in the na tion's history. Perhaps it is not for the public to "wonder why" but simply to "do," still they are bound to wonder in the ab sence of any explanation. INFLUENCE OF ONE WOMAN'S LIFE IN Chicago the first of this week the last rites of affec tion and respect were paid to a woman whom Boise U could ill afford to lose—the late Fanny Lyon Cobb. Thirty years ago Mrs. Cobb and her family came to Boise, and as those years have passed her influence grew and spread. Probably Boise people themselves did not realize the extent to which she had made herself part of the life of the community until they were shocked by the news of her death. It pleases some persons to he forever in the public eye, laboring feverishly and often fruitlessly at this and that. Others concern themselves with exclusive selfishness only with their own affairs. Mrs. Cobb belonged to neither of these classes. With unselfish zeal she gave herself to all movements for com munity betterment, but her work was so unostentatious and so quietly effective that as a rule only her co-workers were aware of the extent of her efforts. Hospitals, the Children's Home, Red Cross—these are only a few of the worthy things that shared her devoted efforts of late years, and it can be truthfully said that everything to which Mrs. Cobb turned her attention was the better for her aid. Few, indeed, are the public men whose passing is heralded by columns of fulsome praise who have had the beneficent influence that Mrs. Cobb so quietly exerted on her own community. And this is not the end, even though her presence is gone. More lasting even than her labors of a semi-public nature will be the effect of lier life, her example and her broadly sympathetic views upon those with whom she came into personal contact, and they included persons from all walks of life. Boise has suffered a loss—a loss so great that its full effect will not he felt immediately. It is in the months to come that this city will realize to the full the measure of the deprivation occasioned by her untimely death. j I WHATCHAMA COLUMN PEPS "What la needed la a balanced ration —some balance betweeà eata and coat. The rapidity with which thos3 can tonmenta were built denotea that the carpenters were doing their brace and bit. —o— The La Follette hearing may be all l ight, but O the smelling 1 After Nov. I It will cost 3 cents to send a letter from Boise to Meridian, nine miles, but only two cents to send one from Boise to London. Another case of distance lending, etc.? —o— Demand for labor Is greater than the supply, we are told. Same thing true of wages. Colonel Roosevelt is reducing by box ing. Throwing his fat Into the ring? OVER THE TELEPHONE. Hello I Who Is— • • • Pay yet? What— You're my friend and going to pay? Say— • • • You're slick; well you may be but— Selling you wife's socks? Say for the love of— • • • Ask for a receiver? What In the— .* * * O, I understand. You ask me to shake up the receiver. There you are, now try— O yes,, I get yt to pay me— now. You're going G-r-r-r-b-u-z-z.-r-i-p-g-r-r! Central, for heaven sake repeat it, • e • , Central—"He says he is your old schoolmate, John Slick. He says he Is In Nampa selling some nice stocks. He's going to Payette and then com ing back to pay you and your folks a visit.' Yes, yes! Hello. ,l*ohn. Couldn't get you. Come right along. I'll meet you at the station and show you where you can find n good hotel and— Hello! • » • \ HELLO! Say, central, did you c*it us off? NATURE'S WAR PLANES. An American Port, Sometime in October.—One of the largest mosqui toes reported In the past decade was killed In the vicinity of the army camp at Yaphank the other evening. The insect made a vicious attack up on the occupants of one of the army tents, after ripping open the canvas roof. One of the soldiers grabbed his rifle and, taking careful aim, shot the mosquito through the leg, but the predatory invader limped away, car rying the buttlet with him. LIMITED. Sign In Trafalgar Square, London, reads; "ANDERSON, ANDERSON A ANDERSON (Limited)." Limited to Andersons, as it were. FOLLIES OF 1917. Swedish "neutrality'.'' White House picketing. Shark meat stews. Revival of the bustle. Kilts for men. Canned potato peelings. POOR FATHER. Our neighbor is bitter. i wife is a knitter. She's knitting for rookies, Mule drivers and "cookies." His desolate wail can be heard for two blocks, For he walks around "with no feet In his socks. THE CLERKS CONTRIBUTE. Department store clerks have from time to time sent in the following say ings of their customers: "I want to buy a shirt for my hus band. He wears a six and seven eights hat." "They ain't wearing those hats. You don't see 'em in any of the funny car toons." "Are these $1.29 cufflinks solid gold? If not, I don't want them." "I want to buy a corset for my wife. She's a panatela shape." POLICE! Prince Sarath Ghosh of India, an other of the lavender nightie philoso phers now touring this country. Is famous for doing his own mending. Here we have at last in reality "those Ghosh-darned socks." DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES. Headline In Chicago Evening Post: SHOT TO DEATH, HE REFUSES TO GIVE NAME OF HIS ASSASSIN. The British government plans to supply motor tractors to he used on the additional cultivated lands In the Untied Kingdom. It ts expected that between six thousand and seven thou sand machines will he needed. An electro magnet weighing only seven pounds t^st will lift fifteen times Its own weight has recently been Invented. It Is Intended for use In machina shops. The caribou develops to Hr greatest size In the Cassiar district. Tractors are coming Into general use on the plantationa of Hawaii. There Is an excellent field for these supplies and automobiles. TOO MUCH EFFICIENCY A CLEVER SERIAL STORY. By E. J. RATH. Author of "When the Devil Was Sick," "One-Cylinder Sam," etc. Synopsis of Prsceding Chapters John W. Brooke, owner of a large hardware manufactory, has the concern reformed by the Economy and Efficiency Corporation, Ltd. President Sherwood, of that con cern. boast» «that there Is no busi ness on earth that he can't Im prove, and Mr. Brooke challenges him to "efficleneylze" an American home. Sherwood takes up the gauntlet, with the result that Brooke goes on a vacation, and Henry Hedge, efficiency engineer, is made head of his household and "father" of his three children— William, aged twenty-two; Con stance, aged twenty, and Alice, aged fifteen—during his absence. Hedge takes hold vigorously, and gets himself cordially disliked by all three, who are unused to au thority. On a tour of inspection. Hedge visite the gymnasium, just in time to get bumped by a too vigoronsly pounded punching-batf at the hands, or rather, fists, of Constance. The bag Is inscribed: "H. Hedge, E. E." Hedge continues his campaign of reform by an attempt to abolilh Constance's Pomeranian pup. by the installation of a time-clock In the kitchen, by the introduction of more efficient steps in the dancing of a party of friends of hers, among whom he makes a hit; by warning off a couple of them (mates) as be ing useless members of society, and by buying her a hat. He tries to get her a cheap one, and finds that he has paid half as much again as she had asked for! / CHAPTER Xlf. The Declaration. T HE notable documentary feature of the American Revolution was the Declaration of independence. In this respect, the American Revolu tion was not a single step In advance of the Brooke Revolution. The latter was as inevitable as the former. It was declared at breakfast, while the 1 efficiency man happened to he looking across the table at Constance. lie could not be blamed for looking.: She wore something that was blue, and ' the morning sunlight helpc*d her to re semble the freshness of an old-fash-1 ioned garden at dawn—save that she* was not old-fashioned. Instead she ! was fetching—a poor term, yet one that will serve in these days. As for! H. Hedge, he was in evident form and splendidly efficient. He was ready to make the day's work eat out of his palm. *Alice, as she took her seat, laid a tightly rolled paper at his place. It was tied with a red, white and blue ribbon. The efficiency man picked it up and examined It in cursory fashion. "Something^ for me to read?" he asked. Alice nodded. * j He slipped off the ribbon and began I the laborious task of trying to make! three curly sheets of foolscap He flat. "Never roll, always fold," he mur mured. Alice, w r ho was watching him with bright eyes, frowned slightly, but made no comment. Constance and Billy were watching the performance with furtive glances; The writing on the first sheet began I about three inches from the top, imme -' diately under a single line that read:| To H. Hedg, E. E.: The efficiency man unconsciously | nodded his approval of economic spell- ; Ing, as applied to his own name, then read aloud: "When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for Wtll-j iam Walton. Constance Thatcher, and! Alice Brooke to serve notice upon H. Hedg that they will not stand for «11 ! ,, . ..... I the rules and regulations he has been ™- .*; a _ d ? C ,r. n A r -?. P _ e ?, t .- f .° r A he ° p j n :' lons of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to speak as a have." , "Your orange-juice, sir," interrupt ed the deferential voice of Horace. "Put it down," said Hedge. "I'm busy." He read on : "We hold these truths to be selfev ident, as follow's: "He has refused to give us our regu lar allowances, having cut same in half. "He has refused to give us credit at stores, so that we cannot buy the kind of clothes and other things we need. "He has bossed us around, when he . . . . . . . .. îl a "v. n °v do *°' 1 " Ch 58 If he had ns much to any about It as our father—which he hasn't!" H. Hedge glanced up from his read ing and detected Constance In the act of bestowing an extraordinary glance upon Alice. He continued: ..... , , . . . 'He has made a lot of rules abouti,. «a... „.u ... »... __ ,« _________I . [ Ing out reports every day until we are nearly all crazy. hours that make us feel as it we were orphan asylum children. "He has put a time-clock on the servants, and has got everybody fill-! Billy Brooke coughed loudly and be came busy with his orange. The effi ciency man went on relentlessly: J I .... . . , ... ,, . j He has combined with others to subject u, to a jurisdiction foreign to our (onstltution and unacknowledged lÿ- our la ws." H. Hedge looked up at the paneled, s u n,e, r'- * , document bewildered him. The model was sublime, but It was difficult to tell where the model left off and Alices document began. . . - Allce! she whispered, Is that what you made me sign Alice nodded. "It's—It's— "Well, you sighted," said Alice blunt IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS BEFORE THE WAR—AND NOW D I \NELL WELL / WELL-0 Bill ' VYHY 1 HRVEN Y I SEEN YOU FOR I iQont KWOU) WH67? H OtAi'S THE. uiWrt d vr say if IV£ HAVE a UTTLfi SOMETHIN^ for old T/mes SRKE. — - 7 UiHlVT'l t TO»/ HAVE ©ill, oont ae r NOOeST. nothings Too eooo oR. ex pensive for you IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS JIM USED TO SAY iS This Ybu.oiLL? UÆLL-U;ELL WHERE IN SAM HILL WAVE VfeO ti SEEM ke£P(n "Yourself < V lets Co outre to JERRY'S RNp HAVE a little cheer, UfHAT XAV ? SRlKC OS TWO ©OTTER NIL* S <)ERR V BUT NOW 1 ' ! a Upcle Walt Has for You This BEGGARS ON WHEELS. m SEE a million autos scoot be fore my dwelling daily; the engines hum, the honk-horns toot, the wheels are spinning gayly. I recognize a lot of Jays who thus go whizzing past me, and say, "it beats me how they raise the wherewithal, dodgast me!" For there goes Boggs. W'ho doesn't pay the butcher and the baker, who's standing off, from day to day, the patient un dertaker. And there goes Skaggs; I saw him stfck a mortgage on his j shanty; he couldn't get a prune on I tick 'twixt here and Tpsilantl. And there goes Swigg; he's borrowed mon from every friend and neighbor; he's so enamored of his fun, he's' cut out useful labor. I see the long proces sion go, the tireless autos flitting, and wonder, as I watch them flow, what poorhouse they'll be hitting. An auto takes a goodly hoard; some traps its always wanting; not one in 20 can I a Word to keep a motor taunting. But -' every one now has his car. no man's so b «dly busted that he can't Junket near and far, past creditors disgusted. | (CopyrlglT 1917 by George Matthew ; Adams.) fie|- --- ................ ... ! ly. "1 asked you to read It and you wouldn't." "But 1 never thought—" The efficiency man was reading again : I "He has Interfered with some of our frlPnrt , comlnR to the „ouse. with dr :' .-»mstances of cruelty and perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbar ous ages. "He has incited domestic insurrec tions against us. "He has made us all miserable and unhappy and ashamed to look our friends in the face, and our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury." The efficiency man seemed to he suf fering from a choking spell. He was wondering how George III felt when the Declaration of 1776 Was laid at his breakfast place. Conwtance and Billy were shooting angry glances at their sister. 'Say, kid," w'hispered Billy, "w'hy 'didn't you read it to me first?" "Huh!" exclaimed Alice. "You signed when you heard Connie had." "I know—but I thought she had read it." "She was too sleepy," said Alice. "She wouldn't. What's the matter with 11 « «u>«aj . Billy dug viciously Into his orange and turned purple. H. Hedge was reading again: [ "A person whose character Is marked hv act whlch may define a t y J rant. Is unfit to be the ruler of John] W. Brooke's children." I He paused and studied the celling: j again. If he was busy chevying his un- ! dPr „ Constance and Billy failed to 1 , t< T „ey try i ng to wither Allce wlth (nr „ n dlarv glances, "We. therefore-'' Hprt(fp lingered over the "there (ore " HP ventured an Inspection of the three Brookes, but only Alice met h „ eyp she was defiant. ! therefore. William Walton Brooke. Constance Thatcher Brooke. !®nd Alice Brooke, solmnly publish and declare that we are, and of right.ought to be. free and independent children." The efficiency man paused and read (Continued on Sport Page.) LIBERTY BONDS THE FIRST ISSUE OF LIBERTY BONDS ARE HERE. PLEASE PRESENT YOUR RECEIPT AND SECURE YOUR BOND. Overland National Bank YOUR HEALTH By JOHN B, HUBER. A. M„ M. D. Without health life is bmt An Easy Problem. T am 20; have had a remarkably good constitution all my life, al though affected with asthma —until « change of climate cured «4« of that. But last teinter I have e break down. I could hard ly stand «g and 1 was sick all over; my head swam around so that the floor looked as though it were coming up like wones. I could not sleep at night; had tremors that * came creeping up and down me. I felt as if I would have convulsions, and would stay awake until three or four. I now feel giddy nearly all the time and particularly when I get tired. Everything tires and exhausts me and yet I have to be up and doing. Previous to the break down I have mentioned 1 was work ing in a R. B. office with might and main. Besides the day work I worked at night. But I hung on and at night I took up inventory work besides, in a Department store office—half the night, until I felt perfectly dazed and almost numb in my brain. And yet I kept agoing. It was after I had done that one i peek, including all day Sunday, with' 15 minutes for meals, that I gave out. Has my con dition been brought on by overwork or something else. Also previous to my breakdown I took large doses of quinine, which made me very ner vous and weak; and yet I kept on with my daily duties. Is quinine really as harmless as they sayf I feel tort of deaf all the time; my ears sing, especially when I am tired, frightened or excited. I have also taken tonics, but they do not make my head feel much better or kelp those cold tremors. Answer —Xo more thaAa word la necessary. Here Is a human mach ine that has been worked at foroed draught; the only rasult of that kind of thing la that if kept np long enough, the machine must all pre maturely go to the scrap heap. Yon Dr. Huber will answer »11 signed letter, pertaining to Health -If your question I. of generol Interest it will be answered through these columns; if not ft wtlf be answered nersonelly 1( s'imped, addressed envelope*! enclosed. Pr Auber will not pree-ribe (or individual rser, or »kc disgno.es, Addroee Dr. John B. Hnbor."sro of thlS7w"-~ To Liberty Bond Subscribers: OUR FIRE-PROOF VAULTS ARE AT YOUR SERV ' ICE FOR THE SAFE KEEPING OF YOUR LIBERTY BONDS. THIS SERVICE WILL BE GIVEN WITHOUT COST TO YOU PACIFIC NATIONAL BANK have accurately ffeserfbed fhe symp toms of an overdosing with quinine. » hours for work. 8 for recreation, 8 for sleep, and living The Hygle nie Life, will re sto re you. Nobody at yonr age ahould need tonics except In conTs l esoanoe after a serious dis ease. No knmoae person would mis nse a dray horse aa you haws misused your constitution. Many worklry women ahould find Instruction lu this CHBOWTD IBOOK AJTD xmnuBTKunjL Two years ago I had an aoddemtrwoe thrown from a carriage. Mnos than I have had a paouWar dosed fasting in my head. It yets ou my ner ve s, end gives me great depression of «äfft». Several doctors who have examined my head find nothing wrong Wift ti. Do you think I am suffering from •hockt Anewer —Tee; there ts suah a thing as ohronlo shock, which may in its turn be causative of neurasthenia, fatigue of the nervous system. Avoid ance of atlmnlants (alcohol, ooftes, tea), or great moderation In the use of them, tobaeoo barred, and the loading of The Hygienic Life will In most eases restore such a sufferer to the normal. XHASLB& 1. Are all kinds of measles subject to quarantine 2. How many JH-uJ.1 are theret 3 .Which kind is t). worst. 4. How long before a mild ran should be allowed to mix with oth ers, especially childrenf Answer -— 1. Shoula be. 2. Two. the ordinary and Rotheln (Germes measles). 3. The ordinarv. 4. About a week after all eruption has disappeared.