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EVENING CAPITAL NEWS
AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER. Published Every Afternoon and Sunday Morning at Boite, , Idaho, a City of 10,000 People, by THE CAPITAL, NEWS PUBLISHING COMPANY, LTD. RICHARD STORT SHERIDAN, _ General Manager. GUT FLENNER Managing Editor. Entered at the Poatofflee at Boite, Idaho, at Second-data Mall Matter. "'honet— Branch Exchange Connecting All Department». _ Call >4 or U. Society Editor 1260._ ■ Getting Down to Business. (§ ß n T IS my wish that you may never have the fateful hours I have had," wailed Herr Erzbergcr, reporting to the German national assembly the lat est allied terms. "We on the armistice commission have had to bear untold re sponsibility." It is good to learn that the German gov ernment, and through it the German na tion, is thus learning, at last, something of the "untold responsibility" it has got to bear as the inevitable penalty of its untold crimes against civilization. While official announcement of the terms is still lacking, all accounts agree that they are drastic beyond anything pre viously imposed, and far beyond anything expected by the Germans themselves. The delegates went to the conference bluster ing and bragging, after the manner of their kind and the fashion set by their govern ment. They came back to Weimar in a cold sweat, trembling like beaten hounds. They had met their master. Foeh had ab solutely refused to parley. He had for them only the curt order, "Sign there!" And they signed. The conditions are said to include the reduction of the German army to a mere police force of 200,000 or so, the control of German munition factories by the allies, the payment by Germany of all the ex penses of the armies of occupation, and the fulfillment to the letter of all conditions, soon to be announced, as the demolition of the forts at Heligoland and the Kiel canal, the destruction of the entire effective German war fleet, the restoration in kind of the machinery stolen from France and Belgium and the imposition of a huge in demnity. This is getting down to business. Ger many has shown no sign of repentance and has no legitimate claim for mercy. The more severe the terms and the more promptly the peace conference applies them, the better satisfied America will be. I The Recurrent Epidemic. NFLUENZA has become epidemic in Great Britain again. It is particularly severe in Scotland and the north of England. The attack is said to be worse in some respects than the original one, be cause pneumonia follows in a larger pro portion of cases. ' Simultaneously there are new outbreaks of the ailment in many American commun ities. It is necessary to call attention once more to this especially diabolical phase of the present world-wide epidemic—the fact that it is recurrent—that having the dis ease does not give future immunity against it. Most of the great epidemics have swept through country after country and burned themselves out in one devastating conflag ration. The "flu" may strike the same country a second time, and so far as any body knows, again and again. It may sweep over any particular community again, no matter how severely that com munity was stricken on the former visit. It may attack any family again. It may pick out those missed at first, or it may attack the same victims again, as an "ordinary cold" often does. # It is time that people everywhere should recognize this danger, and act accordingly. Publie places of assembly and business houses cannot be kept closed to ward off a resumption of the epidemic; but individ uals can be kept on their guard, and can take proper precautions when they come in contact with "flu" cases, or when they contract the disease themselves. A few months of continuous vigilance would doubtless wipe out the plague. Otherwise we may keep on suffering and dying from it for years. INTRODUCING THE SPEAKER OF THE EVENING. (Reported by PEPS) MR. TOASTMUSSER and gentlemen the income. * * . • TAX and how to figure it is a subject close to. ALL OF us March 15 being the last day. In order to. MAKE the extraction painless you should first. PURL one and add your wife's. • « • INCOME then divide by your oldest son's age and. DEDUCT the auto overhead plus the electric light. BILL divided by the kilowatts. Add your. • • * WIFE'S age (approximate) and subtract the. NUMBER of relatives who are coming next summer. MULTIPLY by the number of times you have crossed. THE PACIFIC in an airship and deduct your best. GOLF score. Add a pinch of salt mix well and. BORROW the money. Then pay the tax or nearly so. - • • » I THANK you. DAYLIGHT AND THE H. 0. OF L. (Chicago Tribune.) We hear, with real concern, that congress seems dis posed to consider a répeal of the daylight saving law. We believe the law should be preserved. It Is very possible that in a few isolated Instances some interests may not be as well served by the daylight plan ns by the old order. But we think that these Interests are negligible as compared with the great number of those immeasurably enhanced. Under the daylight saving plan a man whose hours of employment may be longer than the average has plenty of time to give to a home garden. Wfe have seen throughout the war that home gardens are an invincible weapon against high prices. With a properly kept salad patch a man may laugh at the h. c of 1. High cost of living can not forever obtain with hundreds of thousands of garden plots throughout the United States. The average citizen wants some time at home. Under the daylight saving plan he is enabled to add an hour to his evening. This applies to the majority of the people In all centers of population. We do not believe there Is a wide; spread national demand for the repeal of the law. On the contrary, we think the protests have been few and indi vidual and that no real Injury lias been wrought. We think a real wrong will be visited upon a great majority of the people if their extra hour of daylight In the evening is taken from them. All people Tike to leave their work while it is J'et broad day, so they may have margin of sunlight before retiring directly to their homes. The average person works from darkness to darkness during the winter months, wherefore it Its desirable to enjoy the summer to the fullest. Surely no good can come of repealing the daylight saving law. A WOLF HOWL. Or "Hardpan Jake," from the head of the lake, With hair on his breast—that's me. I've pawed thle earth since my day of Iplrth With a spirit wild an' free. I've seen the west at its worst an' best, I've rolled 'em wide an' high, But I lose my sand and I lay my hand When Cal-l-for-ny's dry. What would they do—that roarin' crew— Them wolves what I used to know, If they*d hear the netfis, that we can't have booze In this land where the jag-vines grow? I reckon they'd shoot any dam' galoot Who threatened to stop their rye— But they won't be here, my soul to cheer. When Cal-l-for-ny'a dry. Dig me a grave where th' willows wave, At th' rim of th' lonesome swamp, Where th' lizards creep and th' tree toads cheep An' til' tuneful bullfrogs romp. Throw me an' my jug that I used to lug In th" hole, an' say "Goodby"— It's no place her«' fop a pioi.eer When Cal-l-Ior-ny's dry. J. w. McKenzie. JUST SPLASHING THE LANGUAGE The following prospectus Is sent from North Carolina: North Carolina Is the garden spot of the world; the land of tar, pitch and turpentine. Basking in the sunshine-of the temperate zone, her head pillowed In the land of the sky, her feet resting on the ocean, her snowy bosom rising to the clouds, she rests serene In the majesty of her might. She guards vast treasures of gold and silver, emeralds and opals adorn her brow, while the hem of her royal robe, dipped In the Atlantic, Is embroidered with pearls and the riches of the ocean. unoonquered. Let the hareh houra drive past, we have been happy, dear, That we must cling to, fast, through the onrushlng fear Out of the whirling vast. Nay, shall the pole-star veer Or vanish In the blast? We have been happy, sweet. Let strike the lightning -shaft, The huddling billodrs beat full on the splintered raft. We »hall not flinch to meet that doom, we who have laughed And would not own defeat • vbrlbt JL child. WINIFRED BLACK Ä 8 Romance and Reality Capyrlght. ma by Newspaper Pi n ter s Perries. tea. T HEENE ehe Is gone to his rooms In her ball dress and opera cloak—not room, mind you, l»ut ROOMS—and It Is one o'clock In the morn ing and he is In love with her. and she Is In love with him, and he Is too stupid to tell her about j It, and so of course she Is going to marry the other man that she simply cannot bear, and It Is all very .tragic and terrible. Will the time, the place and the hour bring him to his sdnses or will some busybody appear on _ the scene Just In time to meet the "Lovely Lady" /^,.JL In the closet and ruin her reputation for life? That depends upon the novelist. -f Net in Real Life I wonder If such things do really happen In real- life? They are always happening in English novels and French novels, and French plajs and English plays, and now the American writers are beginning to follow suit. How ridiculous It all Is, how absolutely silly and absurd! Imagine an average decent young man and his feelings, if the girl In love with him should suddenly appear at his room at one o'clock la the morning. He would either be down at the club playing poker or out some where having supper, or asleep, dreaming, let us hope, of her. If she knocked at hie door at such an hour in the morning he would think It was a telegram saying his mother was dead or a lire alarm or something and he would act accordingly. Ask her In, give her a seat by the Are, help her to throw off her opera cloak and begin to discuss love and marriage with her? Why, he would think she was raving crasy If she ever dared to dream of such a thing! Mary Smith, don't you take a leaf out of any of the new stories and go to see John Brown in his rooms Just because you think it would be romantic and Interesting. It would not. In the first place, you couldn't get Into the house without a latch key, and In the second place, If you did, bow would you know where his MY SOLDIER HUSBAND ADELE GARRISON'S NEW PHASE OF REVELATIONS «f A WIFE Why Madge Strove to Safeguard Mother Graham When the Official Telegram Came to Them. THINK every drop of blood left my J face and raced back to my heart as my eyes foil upon the uniformed tele graph boy turning in at ray gate. It was a sub-conscious grip that I had upon my baby, for at that moment 1 forgot him and everything else save the terrifying conviction that news of Dicky, the most awful news of all. was coming to me. 1 had heard so much of those appalling messages, known of thslr com ing to a number of doors which I knew, that there was room for no other thought in my mind but that the en velope In the boy's hand would bring me the news of my husband's death. Then through the waves of despair that seemed to be closing over me the remembrance of his mother's condition came like a clarion call to my sense of duty. She must be protected from shock as far as possible. I laid the baby in his carriage near her, compelled my face to casualnesa as she opened her eyes. "1 am gotng downstairs for a few mo ments, mother." I said in a matter-of fact manner. *T think the baby will be all right while I*m gone. Ring the bell ) for me if he get« troublesome." j She eat up and drew the carriage toward her. while her face lighted with the idolatrous affection ehe bestows upon | her son's first born. "Bess his pessus baby heart." she crooned, with the baby talk which al ways seems so incongruous coming from her primly set lips. "Him could never trouble his old grandmussy." I slipped away, noiselessly. But as soon as the door closed between me And the room I had left I raced madly down the stairs, reaching the door just in time to prevent the ringing of the bell by the messenger boy, who, true to the tradi tions of his kind, had waited to Inspect the veranda leisurely before summon ing any one to the door. "Best Let Me—'' "Government telegram, ma'am." he Bald briskly, takln« from his pocket an official- looking envelope. Before I had a chance to take It I heard running foot steps behind me. and with a quickness bern of foar for my mother-in-law, wheeled Just In time to clap my hand over Katie's mouth, opened for a hysteri cal scream. The girl's eyes were staring In uncon trollable fear, her face quivering. Like a fiarh cam. to me the reason. She S asfyton1 Lae* By MME. FRANCE*«*»—i Th* "CorrMt" Ballad Ce#«. Y OUR spring suit should ba wall tailored and oloaaly fitting if It la ■ beltad design. If you ahould choose a box mod« tho cost should flare obvi ously at the back and aides. Skirts sp P«»r vary scant when contrasted with this fi ni*#, A correct example of tho belted coat la found ln thta «ult of nary blua tricotine. Invar tad plaits era tallor-atttched back and front and aro finished with carefully worked arrow heads. An lntarastlng vast Io modo of knlfo-plaltod ruffles of ecru Georgette crops. Thta suit win alaa look won with a asore tailored vest of white piqua, butch, m'a Ham or aatwul eater péage» thought the message concerned Jim, her husband, from whom she bad not heard for months. "Taka her other arm." I briskly or dered the boy. . With a comprehension I hadn't ex pected from hla Indolent attitude, he compiled, and we soon had Katie upon the couch in the library, upon the oppo site side of the house from my mother in-law's room, and with the door closed so that no ordinary scream could, reach her ears. "Katie," I said sternly, "you'll kill Mother Graham If you scream. And you mustn't make it hard for roe. This message, no doubt, la about Mr. Gra ham." Sho looked up at me humbly, her eyes ehowlng sorrow for me even as the re lief of my conjecture reached her dased brain. "I no yell now," she said quietly, ''not even eef Jim, he dead." My father's knock sounded upon the door, even as my shaking fingers at tempted to break the seal of the mes sage. I opened the door mechanically. ) and he, taking in the eituation at a j glance—Indeed I afterward found that through tho open doorway of hi* room he had heard the noise at the door, and | promptly followed us—closed his hand over my quivering fingers. "Best let me open it, daughter,** he salcT with Infinite compassion In his voice, and docilely I obeyed him. He had barely «lit the envelope, was unfolding the single sheet of yellow paper, when to my horror the door be hind him opened and my motner-ln-law, with head held high, but eyee burning unnaturally, confronted us. Fears Without Foundation. *'I knew It!** she exclaimed. 'There's something you're keeping from me. What is it? Ah-h," with a suppressed groan as she saw the yellow paper in my father's hands. I expected her to drop where she stood* but she is made of sterner stuff. "Richard is dead!'* she said solemnly, and a shiver went through me at tho words, while behind me I heard Katie sobbing uncontrollably. And then my father threw an aim around her, as he exclaimed with moro excitement thgn I had ever seen him betray: "Richard Is NOT dead. This cables cram Is from him." INFORMATION Spain enjoys more sunshine than any other country in Europe. Its yearly average is SOOO hours, while in Eng land it is only about 1400 hours. A decrease of nearly 50 per cent in requests from employers for female help la noted in reports received by the United Statos employment ser vice from its agents throughout the country. Sheet iron Is rolled so thin at the Pittsburg iron mills that 15,000 sheets are required to make a single inch In thickness; light shines as readily through one of these sheets as though ordinary tissue paper. Sailors have a curious way of know ing when their ship is approaching land. They go to Mother Nature for their knowledge If you are on the ship they may ask you to feel the deck, which is wet with dew. Even though the stars are shining clearly, and the sea is absolutely smooth, the deck seems as though water had been poured across it. The sailor will then Inform you that dew Is never to be found more than thirty miles from land, so the dew Is a good Indication. ODD and INTERESTING FACHS from EVERYWHERE I The Island of Corfu claims a maritime history antedating that of Athens. Ac cording to tradition, thta was tho land of the P beenden» and here Ulysses landed In the course of Ms wanderings, an on this seashore that delightful story bod Its setting, which Homer tells, of how tho hero received much-needed hos pitality and kindness at tho hands of Nausicaa. tho daughter of King Al dnous—perhaps the moat beautiful epi sode In all tho "Odyssey." Indeed, to thta day two lalanda atom to the shore# ef Corfu dispute tha honor of being the ■hip of Ulyams U mat Into a tarn. rooms were and what would keep you from hunting In on a respectable geh tie man who would be amaied at your appoamnoe, but not so much amasad as John? If you want John to hunt up your family tree and dee how many 'aoble-minded aunt* and eccentric cousins you bava, Just go and visit him In his room somatlmo. / ROOMS! I am afraid you would have a hard time finding the average American ''roome''—nothing but a plain tingle room, anyhow— and of course that does make a lot of difference, doesn't it? Where on earth do those persons who write those stories live? What kind of human beings do they know? They have made up a kind of world of their own, like the little villages fire used to make for the children out of pasteboard, and have put queer pasteboard people In these villages—and then they Write stories about thorn to try to make us believe they'.re real. x r 1 ■ / Here's to "Plain People" Thank goodness, the average girl has better sense than to pay the least attention to anything she sees In a love story, and the average man never bothers even to begin to read one, so I suppose wo'ro safe. I'm glad I read in bed laet night nil about the "Beautiful Creature 1 * who was dying for the love of the "Stupid Thing" and couldn't got any«, thing straight till she went to his "rooms" in her hall dress end opera cloak at one o'clock In the morning and gave hlm a chance to realise Just what a really clever, sensible, discreet, modest yonng person sho really was. It makes me glad to get back to real Itfe again and look at tbe real girls and see what dear, sensible, good things they art, tot the most part, after all. Be thankful, Mary, that you don't llvo In n novel. Ten Une In • nice, wholesome, normal homo, with wholesome, normal, plain poopla around you. And when John falls fn love with you and yon fall la lova with John he will come and sit on the plassa and bring his ukalslo and sing in the moonlight, or else he will come with a box of candy under bis arm and sit in the living-room and play bridge with the family and find plenty of chances to tell yon ho loves you, even at that Here's to Mary and John, a plain, every-day man and woman, vrttk their plain, every-day decent common soneol Whore would the weald be without themf ,__ Secrets of Health an i Happtnaee \ How Muscular Control Banishes Stage Fright By DR. LEONARD KEENE HIRSHBERG A. B„ M. A, M. D. (John* Hopkins University) C HAOS and "notfusion confound#«" ruh eret mmt young men and young women when they "g» to • party," "speak a piece" er ge before a largo audience. Whether you feel 111 at oaao and ont of place to a crowd or upon a platform, tho aolf-conodoua. M u sh ing affect Is Juat tbe seme. Call It stage Might or false shame, puppyism or demurenees, coyness or dlffldonco, faint-heartedness or awe, there Is no misunderstanding as to the emotional condition which has affected the victim. That stage fright Is not a mental hut a physical db. HiasHBBBo emotional condition has been pretty well proved by experimental, objective psychology. The ewe and confusion to which the amateur, inexperienced person Is subjected under stage fright circumstances are not only those whtoh Mr. H. TImer-> man calla "a caatanat obligato" of tho teeth and kneee. The debutante at her "homing out" party and tho gallant at his first dance often feel limp and aa flabby as a wat v*4L Summon Common Sense. Tho treatment of aelf-conieiousnes#. blushes, awesome feelings and the other emotions which «trike the victim dumb or knock him "all in a heap" depend« upon the confidence bom of knowledge of attention to the aubject matter in stead of tho subjects; the ability to con centrate upon the work or the pleasure# In hand, and to forget all about hie own self and thoeo about him. Tho person who gives himself freely to tho activities and tho work of tho moment, instead of thinking of what tho others may be thinking about him will eoon loco tho self-consciousness of etageyness which clings too long to the conceited, mock-modest egotist. The self-conscious person should cul tivate a full ana thorough knowledge and a good memory about many things, particularly hla own life work, and calm hi« foaling» Ha ahould always bo cheerful, broatho deeply and fully, and act naturally. Kaep a levai head and with full con trol of your muscles you cannot long remain aalf-conoolous and aulfar stage fright. Will to Smile. Rigidity of the mind or muscles, the fear and timidity bred of home restric tlons and a narrow cirele of friends PV duces tho unnaturalnesa and inthlnktug aft eolation which make# for stag« fright. To our a tho numbness, petrification and th* wish to bo anywhere but where you are, exert your will and laugh. A «mile echoes a confidence radiating from tho haart. You "find yourself" and you soon phychorogically dominate your audience. Now at last you wonder why you wsrs over the least bit panic-stricken when In the company of other«. A little will and some praettoal application of ADVICE TO GIRLSH ==o By ANNIE LAURIE 11 nEAR ANNIE LAURIE: . I am a young girl II years of ago. and I have bean very friendly with a young man a years of aga t have not heard from him for eight week» I recalved a letter from him, and ho said ho was going to se» Will you please advise me what to do? My mother often tells me to for* get hlm. as thara la anothar young man wanting to call upon me. A LONESOME GIRL. A LONESOME GIRL: If tha young mon gava you no address, and simply went to sea without hard ly saying good-by It seems to me, dear, A general belief la that the chauneleon changes fta color In accordance with Its surroundings. Some expérimenta throw doubt on thta view. Tho color changes •eem to bo regulated by light, tempera ture, excitement, etc. Thus one pieced in sunlight to that only one side was exposed to the rays of tho sun became dark brown on thta aids and phi« brown mottled with green on the other. Placed in a dark box and kept at a temperature of H® dog. Fahrenhalt, another emerged a brilliant groan. Another specimen in a dark box at M0 dag. Fahrenheit as sumed a uniform salty-gray color. psychology with the eelf-aaaurance which full knowledge of your subject entails and tho blushes and dread of crowds aro gone for good. Answer* to Health Questions M. S. Q—Kindly advise mo what to do for a pain In upper part of my back between the shoulders. A—It le duo to poature—bending over too much. Changs your chair and polo» Join tho T. W. C. A. gymnasium and swimming pool. • a a W. B. H. Q—Kindly advise mo what to do for pate» A—Lumbago, baokacha, gh ou l I « r notas and tha Ilka, aa well a a pain to too muer side of tho knee, aro all oansad at ttmrn by weak ankles and foot strata. Flat foot and fallen a rah as are sawma et many ouch symptom» « o e MM. * B. Q—Baity otetso mg «feat to da tor tnflomod mo » d» A—Apply a mtlo while eaaotom toto which It groins of ammonlated aMNtoff has boon mixed to «ash M o u nce ad vad o lin» sue JOT. to-eogdto stotss tot vtoffI to to and may ha oat eat Lika moon tains, thay need instrument» Tea aaa't legal a mountain with mediate» tacts tout tire Dr. yirrtlirf wtü for readers of tMs p hygienic and sanitation ntjMtl I of general interest. Ba cannot alwa ys undertake to preserika or offer udutsO for individual caeca Where tha eutdsat le not of general interest letters tail to anotorrod personally, if a clumped and addressed envelope to eneioeed. Addrups ALL tNQUMIBS to Dr. L. JL ffta to berg, la < I of this office. that you can do nothing but taka your daar mother's advleo and to forgot him. Ho couldn't have boon Interested pi you «• "seriously as you wore In Ma» Why not allow tho other young man to coll and see If perhaps ho may not moro than fill the place in your heart held by the one who has gen» Some time, supposed love to merely gratitude for attention shown u» you know. . Anuta Laurie tail i Ml eeini l etters of Inquiry on »object« of feminin« tuli u s t from yonng women reader# of thta paper, and will reply to thorn tu thorn column«. Lottoro to If to* Lamia o h o u ld. to ad dressed to bar, care this off!*» Thara hava bee»- found In tho Philip pines two fruits entirely unknown to Europe and oven to America. One of them la the durian, wMoh grow« an a lofty trm somewhat resembling an elm. is about aa largo aa a cccoanut, hi shiny aholl.mnd contains a creamy pulp which combines some of the flavors of w asi »lg KVIHH1IIH BU1I1C UIV KATÜIW OI delicious oustard with, thorn of a flna cheese. American aoldiem In th* Philip pines have dubbed the durian tha "vege table Limburger." The other rare fruit to tho mangoatodh: hat tho rhaateH»h flavored liquid It contains haa not yet been successfully preserved tortoMMH.