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AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER Published Every Sunday Moraine at Boise, Idaho, a City of 10,000 People, by THE CAPITAL NEWS PUBLISHING COMPANY, LIMITED. RICHARD STORY SHERIDAN, Qeneral Manager. Entered at the Poet Office at Boise, Idaho, aa Second-class Mall Matter. -Business Office, 224; Editorial Booms, 260; Society Editor, 1200 , I NOTHING IN COMMON I n ERE is the letter just as we received it with the ex H ception of the signature. The writer signs her J [j naine but asks us not to use it. We will not. Any one who has the courage not to write an anonymous com munication on such a subject is entitled to that measure of protection from the scrutiny of a curious and possible unsympathetic public. She writes as follows, the capi tals being ours following her heavy underscoring: Editor Capital News: In this country efficiency has become a fixture in business, private, corporate and, in some cases, public. Through improved methods, economy has been installed and output and quality increased at the same time—a theretofore impossibility. Our efficiency experts were ridiculed, but it did not kill them nor pre vent spread of their gospel. Business has been enabled through effi ciency to greatly, benefit the public by giving it at moderate cost many present necessities and conveniencies and luxuries previously beyond the purse of the average man. In the home more or less spasmodic efforts have been made at efficiency, but it has been confined to the kitchen. I WANT SOME OF IT IN THE PARLUR. We need more efficiency and understand ing in handling foods. Experts have arisen to help us. but so many women are wedded securely to the old methods, little progress is being made. There is the same measure of ridicule that was in evidence ns to business efficiency. But we will get around to kitchen efficiency in time because the pockctbook is affected. But the parlor efficiency! What T mean by that is husband and wife efficiency, not relating to their individual efforts but to their team work. To illustrate. I know a woman whose husband likes the outdoors, but his wife hot-houses around everlastingly with cleaning and pre paring meals, etc.—a martyr to a most lovely domesticity. So lie goes It alone. She likes to play cards but he wants to read. She likes the movies and he says "rot." Tn essential matters devoted. THEY HAVE SO LITTLE IN COMMON THEIR LIVES ARE BEING MORE OR LESS WARPEO ANI) WASTED. 1 could recite other instances to impress my point, but I will not take up your time. What I am driv ing at is this: WHY NOT AN EFFICIENCY EXPERT ON MIS MANAGED MATRIMONY? Please do not print my name. Very truly yours, MRS......................... It might not bo impractical, but who would want the job? Docs our friend not realize that it would involve, a remodeling of human nature, a cancellation of inliar-|To monious temperaments, a reversal of mental processes. Borne one might succeed in bridging the chasm, and if be did so be would be in great demand—to expand bis efforts for the. perfection of society at large, which would hardly be a less possible task. We should say this was a province into which no man or woman should intrude his or her counsel to sav noth ing of set rules of behavior. It ought to be a question that married people could settle unerringly — and if they haven't the common sense to do it—LET 'EM SUFFER! CHRISTIANITY AND THE WAR 'HOSE who are accustomed to think of Christiauit.t as a milk and water allair will be interested in re-, ports from the front. The Y. M. C. A., which will be one of the principal distributing agencies for the Test aments, reports that the Bible is the most popular book in the trenches, and that the demand far outdistances flic present supply. The trials and temptations of war make a demand on the spiritual stamina of men, and every where there is a turning toward old values and old vir tues. It is perhaps the emphasis on sacrifice, on the trivial value of life, as compared with great principles, which make Christian religion so comforting and sustaining to the man in the trenches. "He that loveth his life shall lose it," says the Book; "And he that hatoth his life in this world shall keep it to life eternal." Confidence in immortality, belief in a force stronger „than ourselves, "which makes for righteousness," purity, courage, and loyalty—these are the things which make armies formid able, preserve morale, win wars. A recent number of the Literary Digest reports Ad miral Sir John Jellico to have sent these words to the British navy: "Be strong and of good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed; for the Lord thy God will keep thee withersoever thou goest. Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king!" Commander in Chief Pershing clearly recognizes the significance of religion as a force for the preservation of morale among the trpops. "Hardships will be your lot," 'be writes to an American soldier. "But trust in God will give you comfort. Temptations will befall you, but faith in our Saviour will give you strength." Men facing danger and death feel no flippancy about religion. Instead, there is everywhere a groping toward light, a demand for further understanding of life's para doxes and sacrifices. If the church can meet that de mand, it will perform a service for the fighting forces of Uncle Sam not second to that which satisfies physical needs. WHATCHAMA COLUMN PSPS BETWEEN an armistice and an armies' taint, the Russian bear cer tainly smells the part. —o— COINCIDENTALLY, much of the success of the latest Haig drive was due to General Byng. More power to his blngeri O— PERHAPS It is no longer necessary for the United States to be repre- j sented in Russia by an ambassador. A bill collector extraordinary is appar ently enough. THE MIND of Mrs. Blanca De Saut les may have been blank but her cart ridges were not. GERM A NS using ''tear gas." no laughing matter. That's -o ALOHA, beefsteak, until we meat again. —o— OBSERVE that Haig is moving to Ypres to give another chance to his slde-swypers. —o— CONFIDENTIALLY, we don't want ! our name to go La Folletting down in history Hun-honored, Hun-wept and Hun-sung. WAR BREAD. The patriotic plans of Pearl, Have found a great fruition. Her biscuits, white not fit for food, Art fine for ammunition. C. G. S. ALSO TO THE WIRY. In Russia the battle is to the swift , —the side which first reaches the tcle I graph office. BERT. SOME FAMOUS SPEECHES. AM asked to respond to Ihe. EVENING a man I know went. HOME a y el- a hard day's. WORK at the Elks' club. TRYING to bat .3C0 without. A MELT to find bis spouse. AT,I, FLASHED up like a. u ' ASi |K ""'' S ,,ut - THE dou * h 1,1 Uunu ' sUil 'Y musn-utc. The other, | 8POT li * hl on « Jitney. » ai.wa Y8 before she had been, EXTREMELY calico and saving in. HER ATTIRE and never tired. " "'".......• ho -""'*" rk " TENDING to the furnace and keeping. the car dean «*, i' e »■», non-plussed pins some surprised, AT the don-up. Ve reached, FOR HIS head with one hand and. l * * HIS bank balance with the other. HIS head was still there. Why. DO YOU spend my coin In. RIOTOUS raiment he asked. AX'D THIS theretofore obedient. AND HUMBLE and economical. WIFE said brazenly I guess. A LITTLE fireside folly is. ABOUT due judging 1 from the. WAY YOU HAVE been. ADMIRING the silk hosed Sadies. • • • ON THE streets. Henceforth. m • • YOU WTLL not have to leave. • m m HOME to get your eyes fujl of. • • • FASHION' and languid glances and so. • • • FORTH. I am off the. • • • BUNGALOW apron for life. The. REMEMBER that she has a. • • • HUSBAND of her own. What is. THIS he gasped camouflage. No. • • • SHE REPLIED hottily it • • • IS YOUR strategic retreat. • • • THE DOC says he will some day. I THANK you. NOW'S THE TIME. Cast, aside your knee-length raiment, Put 'away your peek-a-boos. Pack In mothballs all your flimsies, Blacken up your brlndle shoes; Shed thorn open works you loved so, File away the whole blamed batch. Crawl Into those thick new wool ones, Full of bristles and then—scratch. fjoodÜÿgfo NEVER TOO OLD TO BE REALLY AND TRULY USEFUL. Old North Wind swept through the branches of the maple tree, giving her euch a shake that all the little leaves that weren't holding tightly fell to the ground. North Wind gathered them In his arms and romped over the meadows, blowing them high Into the air with his chilly breath. "Where are you taking us?" cried the merry leaves. gs'orth Wind laughed with a roar, and danced them over the meadows to ward the brooklet. "Oh, let us sail out to the ocean!" cried one little leaf. "There we can play with the white caps all day long." "Please do!" begged her sisters, but North Wind shook his head. "There's no time for play; there's too much to be done!" shrieked North Wind, and he tried to hasten past tli 1 brooklet. out several little gayly dressed leaves slipped from under his arms and fell into the dancing water. Old North wind groaned—only one tiny leaf lemalned, and that was so wrinkled and faded that North Wind dropped her near a tree and blew .■mgrlly over the hills and away. Tiny Brown Leaf looked around and began to cry. Everything seemed so strange, and she was so very lonely. She could hear the chatter of the merry brook ns it babbled over the pebbles hearing her gayly dressed sisters down to the river below. They had forgotten all about her. "Ferhnps because my dress is faded brown and wrinkled they didn't want me to go." sighed Brown Leaf. "What is there for old leaves to do, but to wither up and blow away?" and Brown Leaf sobbed. Over the h 11 from the river came Mr Black Ant. and Brown I .oaf asked i he'd seen her sisters. A Fairy Boat. "Yes, indeed, they have ali loaned themselves out to the Fairy for bout*.| and a great crowd of them have Just ! set sail,'' replied Black Ant. "But you needn't worry, there's plenty of work for those left on shore." Brown Leaf shook her head sadly. "I'm too old to be of any use I guess." Just then a Fern Fairy lifted her head from the dead grasses near Brown I^af. "Dearie me, but I'm dreadfully cold!" she shivered. Brown Leaf brushed away her tears and nestled close to the shivering Fern Fairy. "If you'll shore my old brown dress I'll try to keep you warm," whispered Brown I^enf. I'crn Fairy cuddled close and soon fell asleep, she was so cosey and warm. You see, you thought you were too old to be of any more good in the world," laughed Black Ant. "Why, nothing is ever too old to be of some use." When the Fairy Folk reached their destination they abandoned the little ed and golden leaves and some floated to the ser where the great waves swallowed them. Others, weaker, stopped to rest by the way, and Jack Frost soon froze them In the brook. Poor little Brown * Leaf snuggled close to the Fern Fairy and helped to keep her warm, happy in the thought that no matter how old she grow she could always be useful, and she was quite contented. THE ORIGIN OF FAMOUS SAYINGS Edward Young. 1684—-1765. How blessings brighten as they take their flight!—Night Thoughts. • • • Man makes a death which Nature never made.—Night Thoughts. • • • And feels a thousand deaths in fear ing one.—Night Thoughts. • • • Wishing, of all employments, is the worst—Night Thoughts. Activities of women Mrs. Edna Dobbins Is a deputy sher iff in Butte, Mont. Women barbers, hairdressers and manicurists number over 4000 In New York city. There are thousands of women In England who smoke on an average of SOO cigarettes a week. The Italian ministry of agriculture has awarded 12,712 prises to women workers on fsrms In that country. HERE'S HOPING. Young ladles who are not officially connected with Ihe navy must not wear middy blouses bearing naval In signia. Pretty soon, maybe, the government will get after some of the United SUtes senators who aro wearing the camouflage of senatorial courtesy and posing as patrloU. WHEN A. FELLOW NEEDS A FEIEND Dili r em** y CAMRE1 I -1 r jam IM-E HOl*| CAR Ä JH «lift V/ V/ • s "4s 4/t / % «SÉ BE 090»^ #o u -n*t rS P/9/i.é Review of Books "THE GREEN MIRROR." "Katherine Trenehards very earliest sense of morality," we read, "had been that there were God. the Trenehards and (he devil—that the devil wished very much to win the Trenehards over to his side, hut that God assured the Trenehards that if they only behaved well He would not let them go—and. for this, Troy had burnt, Carthage been razed to the ground, proud kings driven from their thrones and humbled to the dust, plague, pestilence and fa mine had wrought their worst." This passage Is from the beginning I of chapter III. in Hugh Walpole's new j book, "The Green Mirror," and it is j quoted here to give an immediate idea i of the tremendousness of the family j with which we and Mr. Walpole have j to deal. Trenehards run like spiders' | webs up and down Glebeshlre. In Pol- ' ehester there are Trenehards of the | church, the army and other things. At ■ Basselas, at Clinton St. Mary and F'ol- j wait are Trenehards, and some of I hem are poor, but all are "important to God." Un our minds it Is necessary to hold only the cluster at No. 6 Run dle Square, Ixjndon. or in summer at Garth. In this group are grandfather, Aunt Sarah, Aunt Aggie, Aunt Betty, father and mother, Katherine, Mllll cent and Henry. Of the Rundle Square Trenehards, Katherine Is the most significant to our story. The family concentrates upon her. It Is with her that Philip Mark falls promptly lq, love when, ar riving In London from Russia, he makes the Rundle Square house In a fog. He has left a Russian past In Moscow, with the dancing girl Anna In It. He stakes his hope of an Eng lish future upon Katherine Trenehard and finds most of the family against him. As his struggle develops, however, Mark sees that his real peril Is not In his rejection by grandfather and Aunt Aggie. It la In the strategy of Mother Trenehard, she who was a F&under, to bring about bis undoing by subjection—to bend and break him through his love until he shall be no more than another Trenehard. But an humble one at that. It Is a pretty conflict as Mr. Wal pole describes It, this of Katherine's lover and Katherine's mother. What part the girl herself plays toward the contenders, finally, we may not be comingly disclose. She knows about Anna. She is quite aware of dis couraging moments when Philip can hear plainly the Russian girl calling j him back, away from It all. But the j choice between a lover and a mother i who will not forgive—it Is something one does not make so long as there Is a chance that one may choose both with happiness all around. Portraying this struggle for a lover, Mr. Walpole does not fall to give the family Its due. He reflects the Tren-' chards in his pages aa faithfully as they are reflected In the queer old mirror which. In the green drawing room In Rundle Square, affords the title to hie book. The period Is 1902 (12. The life portrayed, that of the family deeming Itself unchangeable. Is now changed enough. In the Trench ard household, young hearts and the Intrusion of other lives have changed It. In England time and war hava mads their transformations. "Ths Green Mirror'' Is a presentation won derfully true to a family type that used to be—a fine companion novel to Mr. Walpole's "The Duchess ' pf Wrexe,' 1 which it follows Rising City" group. in his "The "SLAV ES OF THE LAMP." In a hook called "Norroy, Diplo matie Agent," years ago George Bron soh Howard Introduced a new figure into the sensational literature of the secret service. Yorke Norroy makes his bow again to American readers In Mr. Howard's "Slaves of the lamp." a detective story which has Its beginnings in China, attains to a widely Interna tional reach, but has most of its action In New York. Indeed, its author styles It "A Manhattan Night's Enter tainment." As this story opens, Yardle Strong, captain In Ills Imperial Chinese ma jesty's cavalry, completes, as he supposes, the task of stamping out the opium curse. He has blown up the Iasi of the great opium factories an d has seen the employes led toj execution and the plant burned, That he has overlooked a bet in pass j„g along four curiously engraved j a( j e plates he does not know. He dies without finding out his mistake. j It then becomes the Job of Yorke Nor roy to take up the work of finding and disposing of the plates. Mr. Howard's account of the jade# Hnd of the people concerned with them is full of action, a great deal of It violent, with the necessary portion*of romance. It will keep busy almost any lover of lurid narrative. • • • "SKINNER'S BABY." Henry Irving Dodge's "Skinner's Baby" Is not, aa Its title seems to Im ply, the biography of the male off spring of a single household. In Us pages three young hopefuls develop to ages ranging up to 9 years, and the paths of these three then converge until a psychological moment. Then, when all Is ready, the flat of Baby Skinner meets the nose of Sonny Jack son with portentous consequences not only to Bully McLaughlin, but also to certain lines of business Important to the three fathers concerned. There is a lot of healthy humor mixed with a good deal of common sense In Mr. Dodge's book about the proper bringing up of boys. Mr. Skin ner gets the title with his young son because William Rutherford Manning Skinner arrive# a year or two after the other boys and gives a chance to be hold the foolish glee of a first-time parent. ... BOOKS FOR BOYS AND GIRLS. Miss Frances Jenkins Olcott retells for boys and girls In "Tales of the j Persian Genii'' old eastern legends of j wicked mariai, flying afrltes, fairies, i witches, enchanters and other strange there are retold by Ethel C. Brill real American fairy tales out of the folk lore of the Iroquois and Algonquin In dtans. These should be Interesting to creations of fancy. Her book la hand somely made and carries pictures in colors by Willy Pogany. • • • In "Ths Boy Who Went to fhe East" boys and girls of today, not only ae stories, but for the light they throw upon the old life and customs of the tribes. • • • "Uncle Sam's Boy at War," by Oscaj Phelps Austin, is the story of a 16. year-old American lad wh£ goes to Europe In a boat with a consignment of horsea and has many perilous ad ventures, Including e ride In a run away balloon. In telling Dan Pater son's story. Mr. Austin dsscrlbes the methods and devices used In and out of the trenches on both sides of the "If I Could Fly," by Rose Strong Hubbell, is a book of free verse for children with especially attractive pictures In color by Harold Gage. The title theme is varied among the vereea by the substitution of "dance like a leaf," "buss like a fly," "hop like a hoptoad," etc., for the simple verb "fly." "The Magic Stone." by Blanche Elizabeth Wade, belonge to the order of "Rainbow Fairy Stories." It has a boy hero, and It departs sufficiently from its title subject to tell also of the Lucky Spider, the Meadow of Joy, the Brook gf the Happy Voice, the En chanted Forest and the Key to a Little House. * • * • "The Boy With the United States Weather Men," by Francis Holt Wheeler; "Camp Fire Girls and Mount Greylock." by Isabel Hornlbrook; "Dorothy Dainty at Glenmore," by Amy Brooks; "The Daytime Story Book," by Ruth O. Dyer; "Mystery Tales." by Elva S. Smith; "The Lure j of the Mississippi." by D. Lange. NOTICE TO STOCKHOLDERS OP THE BOISE CITY CANAL COMPANY, LIMITED Principal place of business at Boise, Idaho. 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