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.
Entered at the Poatofflee at Boite, Idaho, at Second-data
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_ 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
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
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.
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
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
(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.
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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.
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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.
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I THANK you.
DAYLIGHT AND THE H. 0. OF L.
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
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.
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.
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
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
The girl's eyes were staring In uncon
trollable fear, her face quivering. Like
a fiarh cam. to me the reason. She
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
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
"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
"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
Sho looked up at me humbly, her eyes
ehowlng sorrow for me even as the re
lief of my conjecture reached her dased
"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
And then my father threw an aim
around her, as he exclaimed with moro
excitement thgn I had ever seen him
"Richard Is NOT dead. This cables
cram Is from him."
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
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
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
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
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
Kaep a levai head and with full con
trol of your muscles you cannot long
remain aalf-conoolous and aulfar stage
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
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
• 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
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.
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