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EVENING CAPITAL NEWS
_ AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPA PER_ Published Every Afternoon and Sunday Morning at Boise, Idaho, a City of 30,000 People, by THE CAPITAL NEWS PUBLISHING COMPANY, LIMITED RICHARD STORY SHERIDAN, General Manager. GUY FLENNER, Managing Editor. Entered at the Postoffice at Boise, Idaho, as Second-class Mall Matter. Phones—Branch Exchange Connecting All Departments. Society Edit* 1269. Call 234 or 259. THAT BLACKLIST ] HERE could be no one more heard and soul in a good cause than R. F. Bicknell is in the cause of food con servation. As Idaho representative of the federal food administration he has given his time, his ability and his money to bring our people to a keen sense of the re sponsibility resting upon them to aid in this most import ant work. It is only just to say this in recognition of Mr. Biek nell's labors. We arc glad that he has been so successful. We are proud to have assisted him. Any criticism on our part, therefore, cannot be regarded as other than friendly and, we hope, advisory. Steps have been taken by Mr. Bicknell to inaugurate a reign of the blacklist in Idaho against any merchants who do not agree to the "cash and carry'' plan. We fear this is a mistake and that better results are possible through other means. The blacklist cannot be indorsed by the federal govern ment without establishing a precedent for citizens that may arise to seriously annoy it. The public will be quick to see any practical benefits in the "cash and carry" policy. If it is possible for it to result in a reduction in the cost of living, no business man would interpose himself against the plan if it is at all pos sible for him to adopt it. In other words, public sentiment will carry the plan through or public sentiment will cause it to fail. There does not seem to be any justification for the adoption of any harrassing measures. In the absence of specific authority to enforce "cash and carry" we are of the opinion, as we have stated, that better results are possible without the blacklist both di rectly and indirectly. Avoidance of division and serious contention should be perpetually sought. Arousal of feel ing should be discountenanced, and harsh steps, even when sanctioned by law, should be the last resort. DEATHS AMONG CHILDREN n REPORT issued by the committee on public informa /M tion says that a baby's chance of life is strongly af LTu fected by environment and grows less as the father's earnings grow smaller. The children's bureau's studies of infant mortality were made among 13,000 babies in eight American cities—Johnstown, Pa.; Montclair, N. J.; Man chester, N. H.; Brockton, Mass.; Saginaw, Mich.; New Bedford, Mass.; Waterbury, Conn., and Akron, O. One fourth of all the fathers earned less than $550 a year. In such families every sixth baby died. About one-eighth of the fathers earned $1050 or more and only one in sixteen of their babies died. It was de clared that the rise of prices and the disorganization of social and industrial life, because of the war, accentuate the importance of this persistent relation of income to in fant mortality. It is an old story' that where the mothers have to work to help make enough for the family to live, the death rate of children is increased. Frequently babies are left at home with children only slightly older. Their habits arc irregular and they receive little care. Where the child has a fair chance the mother must re main at home and take care of it. In Manchester, N. H., nearly three-fourths of the mothers whose husbands earned less than $450 a year were gainfully employed. The babies of the mothers who went out to work died twice as rapidly as those where fathers made a sufficient amount to give mother a chance to remain at home. There is a law in söme states that permits the use of certain funds to enable mothers to remain at home and take care of their children. In some communities the house rent of widowed mothers is paid from this fund and something extra is given them to help take care of the chil dren. Charitable organization officials arrange, whenever possible, for the mothers to have work to do at home. In this state the thought has always been to keep mother and child together and in many counties the boards of children's guardians are bending their efforts to this end now, rather than toward the removal of children from families and the placing of them in public institutions. The modern thought is to keep the child at home and under mother's care whenever this is at all possible. WHATCHAMA COLUMN PEPS UNITED STATES treasury official says: "Don't hoard gold." Why whol ly useless advice? PENNY SHORTAGE mlgfit be re lieved by making It even money. GOVERNMENT controls railroads. Some folks may be disposed to ob serve that turn about Is fair pla^r. PEOPLE asked to use less soap. In some cases the plea will fall on dirt deafened ears. —o— PERFECTLY naturul for those Uk rainians to want to do a lot of reigning. EVERYTHING to be run by the gov ernment. O. K.. but sortie Joke ftn the Socialist platforms. TRY IT SOME TIME. We know of nothing absolutely good for nothing, unless possibly It Is the kind of mince pie they serve In a pro hibition state. J. J. M. OUTSIDE OF THAT IT IS PERFECT. (B. L. T. In Chicago Tribune.) "Woman's faults are many. Man's are but two—everything he says and everything he does.'*—From a club woman's paper. And with both his faults they love him still. A LITTLE "LE8S" POETRY. My Tuesdays are meatless. My Wednesdays are wheatless, , My meals are less entless each day. My coffee Is sweetless, My bed It Is sheetlesa, They are given to the Y, M. C. A. The bar-room tt Is treatless, My nights they are sleepless. Each day I am growing more wiser, My socks they are feetless. My trousers are seatless. My God, how I do hate the kaiser. W. W. M. L. and several other. FROM ABE MARTIN. Ever time I see nji owner of a $1000 clog I wonder why he don't sell th' dog an' get a pair o' shoes or a clean shirt. Mrs. Tipton Bucf'll entertain friends this evenin'. No solicitations. WHO DID7 Some people were, made to he sol diers— The Irish were made to be cops. Sauerkraut was made for the Germans, And spaghetti was made for ihe waps. Fish were made to drink water, Bums were made to drink booze; Banks were made for money, And money was made not to lose. Everthing was made for something; Most everything has a miser. God made Wilson for president, But who in the hell made the kaiser? JACK ATLY, Battery F, 347th field artillery. BY A CUT-UP REPORTER. (San Francisco Enterprise.! Mr. John Bowler was amputated on for appendicitis by Dr. Flanagan at St. Mary's Hospital Saturday morn ing. Mr. Bowler Is getting along nice ly. DID THE CANDIDATE THINK IT WAS RANK? (Exchange.) Golden Spur lodge will hold their regular meeting and carry out rank work In their hall this evening. a Poets are the hierophants of an un apprehended Inspiration; the mirrors of the gigantic shadows which futur ity casts upon the present. —A Defence of Poetry. Ay, call It holy ground. The soil where first they trod; They have left unstained what there they found— Fieedom to worship God. —Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers. ACTRESS BUSY IN WAR RELIEF WORK Mrs. 11. J. G. Etmu. Ths wife of Capt. M. J. G. Evans of th« British Royal flying corps is devoting her stage talents to vsrlouf war reliefs In England. She was formerly Camille Clifford. LITTLE THROBS THAT FIND SYMPATHETIC RESPONSE By Mrs. Elizabeth Thompson. Dear Mrs. Thompson: I work In an office where there are three other girls employed. I am 21 years of age. The assistant manager is always advising me when and what to do. us if he took an Interest in me. He also does little favors for me. I have grown to like him to such an extent that when I am idle at all I can't get him off my mind. He Is about 37 years old and his wife has been dead five or six years. Do you think I will get over this? I knit and do other things to occupy my mind but it doesn't seem to do any good. Do you think he cares for me? Boise, Ido. ADELE, You can stop thinking about the as sistant manager if you will. To do so you will have to put him out of your mind by force when you start thinking about him. Probably the trouble Is that you enjoy dreaming about him and so Instead of forcing yourself to think about something else you humor and weaken yourself by letting your thoughts master you instead of you them. Find something to command your attention—a good book or an interest ing study. Knitting can he done with out giving it much attention and so our thoughts have a chance to be very active. If the man loved you he would tell you so or at least show his interest taking you places and calling at your home. You have no reason to presume that he cares any more for than to train you so that you can do good work for your employer. Dear Mrs. Thompson t (1) Is It right for a girl of 14 to be out with a young man till midnight? (2) Is tt right for n girl of 17 to go parties without a chaperon? (3) Is it right for a. girl of 14 to rite to soldiers? (4) If a man asks to take three girls home in his auto, should they go? (5) If a girl is with her parents and a strange man asks to take all of them home, should she go? (6) Should a girl call up and find out how a hoy is when she has heard that he Is slek? INQUISITIVE BUMPS. (1) No, It Is not right. (2) It Is all right for a girl of 17 to go to neighborhood parties with out a chaperon, but not to dances and such affairs. (3) She Is too young to write to sol diers unless they are relatives. (4) They should not go unless they know the man. (5) If a girl is with her parents and they accept a strange man's in vitation to ride with «him. It is all right to do so. (6) If she and the hoy are very well acquainted It would be all right to do so. She should, however, be careful not to phone at mealtime or when she thinks her call will be an annoyance. ffoocDV# tV eSfcmfiA HOW THE MOON FLOWER GOT HER NAME. Once upon a time In a beautiful garden lived lonely White Flower. Her gayly-colored companions of the gar den whispered among themselves un til White Flower became very un happy. "How any one could dislike Mr. Sun Is more than I can seel" exclaimed Miss Lilly. "Maybe It's because her gown's so very plain," whispered Red Rose, shak ing the dew from her velvet petalB. "Even the Bees and Butterflies don't seem to care for her,'' said Miss Tulip. "Well. I for one can't understand her ways." White Flower heard her neighbors and her pale head drooped on her stem. "Yes, I'm pale and common-looking that's why the Bees and the Butter flies pass me by," sighed White Flow er, and she grew very lonely and sad. One evening not long after the sun had slipped down behind the hills White Flower was awakened by a gentle tapping at her blossom home, and a tiny fairy stepped Inside when White Flower opened her doors. "I'm Silver Fairy from Moonbeam land," exclaimed the visitor, "may I have a sip from your honey well?" V "I'm 8ilver Fairy." Happy to be of service. White Flow er gave Silver FAlry a drink, and the two became fast friends. They played all the night together, and when the sun peeped from behind the hills Sil ver Fairy found that Mother Moon had sailed away and had left her. White Flower gently folded her per RAW CAMOUFLAGE ZD leistes» ✓ .. Uncle Walt Has For You This Evening MADE AT HOME. m HIS year, oh, little girls and boys, there'll be no German Christ mas toys. The Germans have so much to do, so many er rands to pursue, they really haven't time to pause and carve out toys for Santa Claus. But there'll be toys. I have no doubt, for every little maid and scout, for all the children "of this realm, made from our native slippery elm. Why brought we toys across the seas? We have the draw ing knives and trees, and we can hew from pine or beech an elephant that is a peach, and we can shape a polar bear, an anaconda or a hare, a camel with an upright back, a duck that can emit a quack. We have the tools, we have the skill; why bought we toys from Kaiser BUI? Now, watch me make a Noah's ark, and fit it out with hen and shark, rhinoceros and kangaroo an 1 every beast you wish to view. This war, with all Its woes and stings, has taught us lots of useful things. We find that we can fashion traps we used to buy from foreign chaps; and that's a lesson, little kids, which should be pasted In our lids. So watch me take my saw and ax, and fashiçn toys as slick as wax; I'll carve you beasts of gorgeous shapes. I'll hew out warthogs, bees add apes, and give you, dear opes, ample cause, to whoop with me for Santa Claus. (Copyright by George Matthew Adams.) fumed pOgls around Silver Fairy to keep out the sun's brilliant glow and the morning breezes soon lulled them both to sleep. Even the bluebird's or the robin's song wouldn't make White Flower open her doors, and she held Silver Fairy until Mother Moon sailed back Into view. After this White Flower was never lonely, for all day long her doors were closed to the Bees and Butterflies, but Just as soon as the Moon In her silver boat sailed across her Sea of Clouds White Flower awakened and played with the Sliver Fairies from Moon beamland. "Moon struck!" said Miss Lily to her neighbors. "Why not!" exclaimed Bluebird. "The Sun's light Is too strong for her, so she seeks the companionship of the Moon Folks," for Bluebird had built his home near White Rose and he marveled at the wonderful perfume that filled the air when White Flower opened her fragrant doors to Sliver Fairy. If you happen in that garden any evening ^it all you'll see White Flower with her smiling face turned to the Moon. And If you're gifted with fairy sight you will plainly see the silver fairies from Moonbeamland dancing over her soft petals, sending sweet perfume out on the night breezes and the Bluebird has called her Moon Flower. The Origin of Famous Sayings. Percy Bysshe Shelley. 1782-1822. Thw desire of the moth for the star. Of the night for the morrow, The devotion to something afar From the sphere of our sorrow. —One Word Is Too Often Profaned. BOND CALL STATE OF IDAHO Notice Is hereby given that I will pay the following State of Idaho Bonds on or after January 1, 1918: • Date Interest • of Issue. Payable. Meadows-Pavette Lakes Wagon Road. (No. 1 to 6 inc.) May 8, 1907 Jan. St Jul. Atlanta Road, (No. 1 to 10 Inc.) May 8, 1907 Jan. tt Jul. Soldiers' Home Improve ment (No. 1 to 5 inc.) July 1, 1907 Jan. & Jul. Capitol Build ing, (No. I to 20 inc.) April 1, 1907 Jan. & Jul. Time Rate to Run. of Int Amt 20-10 yrs. 4% t 3.000 20-10 yra i% 5,000 20-10 yra. i% 5,000 20-10 yrs. i% 10,000 Adv. D31 JOHN W. EAGLESON. State Treasurer. YOUR HEALTH By JOHN B. HUBER A. M, M. D. __ - ------- — - ----- ■ t Caesar hath the falling sickness. — Shakespeare. The Epileptic Seizure. The epileptic attack Is usually pre ceded by a peculiar sensation, a pre I monition, called an aura. The spasm generally begins In the free end of one extremity and rapidly Involves •11 the mnscles of the body. Then comes the pitiful cry or groan, and the patient falls to the ground—un conscious. Soon there conies a gen eral tremor, and then coma. There is at first pallor of the face which quickly change, to congestion and cyanosis (gray face and blue Ups); frothing at the mouthor nose. Vomit lug may occur. Varloua mental die turbancos may follow seizures. Noth In* mueh V? , done „ d "?"* th * seizure except to put a cork between the patient a Jaws, so that he wlU not bite hie tongue; end to make him as comfortable as possible. In connoc tion with such cases we have always do think of heredity, "blood disease." consanguinity, aloohollsm, gout, rheumatism, neurasthenia, hysteria, Sidney and intestine* trouble, head 'Injuries, lead, tobacco and other pot eons—one or another of which unto . _ , , . . ,_, ward states tend to brain congestion, from which seiiures so often reeulL 6uch sufferer, are peculiarly proneto heart and lung Inflammations. The flatus Is the climax of the dUem«, In which a rapid eucoesslon of attache result In exhaustion and death. Bur gleal operation may b« curative in ■case? where there has been Injury to tho brain (Jacksonlon epilepsy). Wo must properly regulate the diet, exer clae and sleep of such sufferers; and the doctor most prescribe bromides. Pastry, rich puddings, cake, pork, veal, ham. anything fried In grease, high seasoning, alcoholic«'are to he forbidden. Week tea In small amounts; coffee only for break fasts, Other drugs than the bromides, chlo roform, chloral, strychnine, amyl nl träte, are also appropriate In indl Ittbsr will ecswer sll slgnwl letter. perUtnlmg to Health. If your «ueetio» U M u *1 U be snnrorod through thooo ootans; If sot «TVni bo uiwuroA' »oily It stomped, oddrooooS envelope Is enclosed. Dr. Haber will not pnseribe for ~ cs— or moho diognosoa Address Dr. Joha B. Huber, care of this newspaperji sersoaelly Individual Notice to Subscribers The First Liberty Loan Bonds "Converted" are ready for delivery. Bring yonr Receipts. ' THE PACIFIC NATIONAL BANK LIVEST NEWS SERVICE. CAPITAL NEWS HAfl rldual cases, as the family doctor, will decide. There Is possibly a germ of epflep sy; that consideration will occupy ua another day. u tKere ^ ^ tKrte ^ JCL JL a«« Questions and Answers. MIXED nCFBCTION. A friend has been having a tempe* of are for nearly a year. In all that when the temperature hat been nor* mol. She hat been kept 4» a large ro< ^ Kk with three large windows. lr , , ., '' . . _ . , Zlow nor^al, always gJiJg^Z in the afternoon todbove WLBer ml h<u ^ vrxmollnC ed tuber<m , J$it The c<Me ^emTpecuHar. - _ t . Aiieicen— 1 There Is here mbably ^f»etion, the tubercle bacillus <*• tobereuloels g erm) b eing mixed other germs, eepeeiaiiy, I fear, "*• "»PP«»»uon germ; the tendency n *«ch a oa«i U lor the temperature 10 ** beetle that la. to have a wide »rregntar fnnge. I eon judge only from your letter; but your doetor ap ^ to m e to be doing admirably Md wlll no doabt . lt k , to Implicit ly , UOOMd m at least arrwt ^ th , conrM of uie ' diesem and achieving practically a eure. I au you turiheT inf w t eH vn • * t * * * _ HAÏË TO THX WliU 1 no,e the paper that you wOt help <* smoker to eut out the pernio. tout habit. How thankful I would be °*ht « *ktve t0 this miserable wee* knows. Aiaieer-An I can do (and am do log) Is to put the means In roar hands; but these you must yourself us« and that faithfully. The doctor can but show the way; the rest If "up to" the sufferer. All cures ate done by "team work." ,'