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THE CALDWELL TRIBUNE
Published bv THE CALDWELL PRINTING CO. (Limited.) Subscription - - $2.00 Per Annum ■Advertising Rates on Application. Entered the Postoffice at Caldwell. Idaho, as second class matter. CLOSE CORPORATION. The business interests of Caldwell are organized on the basis of close corporation to an extent that bodes no good for the growth of the town. There is too thorough an understand ing between the business men in each line of business. In short there is no competition. This statement, probably is not true of all lines of business, but it is too true of many. The farmers and others who live in competitive territory are finding out that they can sell to better advantage and buy cheaper in other towns. Those other towns are getting the trade. In particular difference in price of farm products at Caldwell and Nampa is causing trade to go to Nampa. A farmer called the other day and this was his messagè: "I am very glad to see The Tribune attempt to arouse Caldwell. It needs to be awakened. Cladwell is a splen did town and you have some splendid people but your business men are not awake to your opportunities. I am a friend of Caldwell. I want to trade here and I will do so as long as I can, but I object to some Caldwell prac tices. "For instance hides are not a sub ject of much importance to me per sonally for I sell only four or five hides a year. Last week I had a hide to sell. In Caldwell I was of fered 16 cents a pound. At Nampa I sold the hide for 31 cents per pound. There is always a few cents difference in poultry, eggs and butter between Caldwell and Nampa. "You remember last fall a consider able stir was made over the fact that wheat brought more at Nampa than at Caldwell. I sold in Caldwell. Some of my neighbors sold at Nampa. They received more for their wheat than I did. That, however, is a story that is told. Do you know, that today, you cannot sell clover seed in Caldwell? There is no market in Caldwell. They are buying clover seed every day at Nampa and at a few cents higher price than Caldwell offers when the dealers want it at all. "Caldwell is losing trade every day. If Caldwell business men cannot com pete with Nampa business men Cald well will have to dwindle down to a wayside village. But Caldwell busi ness can compete. They will compete but are not ready. When they awaken to the fact that Nampa is getting trade from under their noses thfey wilp awaken. I have faith and confidence in the Caldwell business men but I can tell them this that there is no profit to Caldwell, as a trading point, in trying to get rich from one cowhide. The hide is entirely too small. The gain is more than offset by the loss of trade in general. "You know that we farmers are a littl e queer about some things but we are not fools entirely. We know, for instance, about what a cowhide is worth. We know when we are offered a fair price and when we are robbed. Pt is only natural that we should trade at that place where we can sell to the best advantage and buy the cheapest. Your business interests have elemi nated competition among themselves. They have been unable to eliminate competition with other towns. It is high time they were beginning to realize what they are up against." We give the above message for ex actly what it is worth with the hop» that the business interests of Cald well will give it their attention. Cald well business men realize that the city is unpopular among the farmers. They have attributed this unpopularity to the Non-partisan league and the innate cussedness of the farmers. Perhaps: perhaps, we say; a few Caldwell busi ness practices ousrht to be reformed. THE INAUGURAL EXTRA ORDINARY. "While the federal government is pleading with us to save our nnart"rs for thrift stamps, and our dollars for war savings stamps and Liberty bonds; while we are asked to econo ALFALFA HAY Account of mild season, record breaking wheat pastures, no govern ment demand, must be shipped promptly. Consign to World's largest distributors: CARLISLE COMMISSION CO. KANSAS CITY. MO. Commission 75c per ton, liberal advance«. References—Any Kansas City Bank or the Commercial Agencies. mize oji food that we may ^extend neighborly help to starving Europe; while a large proportion of the peo ple are still pinching themselves to meet the payments on their last Lib erty bonds; while nearly two millions of our boys are nursing their patience in billets in Europe because they can not spend Christmas or New Year's with their friends at home; while a terrible epidemic stalks through the land like a ghastly monster, the Re publican party of Idaho is preparing to commemorate its new lease of power in the commonwealth by an in augural ball, the most magnificent court function, it is announced, ever staged at our state capitol. No Jef fersonian simplicity for this! Not on your life! Was not the last election a repudiation of that Jeffersonian stuff? Betcher life 'twas!! The peo ple endorsed pomp, and magnificence, and splendor, and display, and grand eur, and extravagance, and gorgosity, and splendid ferousness and all the rest of îhe parade. The Power Barons, no doubt, will be there with their numerous retinue, and so will the Mining Barons, with their retainers, and the Sheep Barons, and the "minor royalties" from this and enighboring states, who contributed so "patriotically" of the "sinews of war." And. since His Most Excellent Ex cellency, Governor Davis, has duly made his pilgrimage to the Holy City of the Saints, and from its sacred purlieus given to Idaho his first declaration of official policy, we opine that the occasion will be riehly sancti fied by the presence of The Church. Yea! indeed! and bedizened minions of the law will be at beck and call to see to it that no "bolsheviki" or "proletarians" enact the role of skele tons at the Feast of Belshazzer. An inaugural ball! By all means! The more gorgeous, the wilder, the madder—the better. Is not Idaho made safe for Plutocracy?" Holy mackeral! And the hand writing on the wall. Simon-pure Wilsonian Democracy! And the cloven hoof. The above peremiah is taken from the Northern Idaho News. As may be guessed at first reading the News is Democratic to the core. It is a Wilson Democrat. It approves of the splendorous, spectacular junket that the President and his retinue is enjoying in Europe. It is in sympathy with the pageants and circus parades. It approves of the 23 professirs and the 500 press agents, the orchestras, the cooks, the servants and the en tertainers that comprise the entourage of the simple Democrat, Mr. Wilson. The palace balls and feasts given in honor of the President, his wife, his daughter and his mother-in-law, for they are all there, are approved. Pt is coldly calculated that the gratuities the President and his regal retinue will distribute in Europe will aggregate more than a million dollars. The gold plate on display at Bucking ham palace when the President dined wiith the king and nueen is estimated to be worth $15,000,000.00 And at that very hour disease, pestilence and famine were stalking through the world. WIPE OUT IMPERIOUS PRECE DENTS OF WAR. (Lewiston Tribune.) "I am in favor," Senator Borah has notified the senate, "of wiping from the statute books every arbitary measure and every imperious prece dent of war. I not only want to sec them off the statute books, but I want to see them forgotten as precedents and eliminated from our -political sys tem." An overwhelming majority <«f the people are likewise in favor of doing that, and they will supi ort every effort Senator Borah or any one else makes toward that end. Any lnw which keeps the people in the da'k concerning what is being don \ or operates to restrict the freedom or lawful discussion or action is, in peace time, at least an inexcusable offense to a democratic people. What it may be wise and necessary to do to serve the interests of war is not a precedent for peace time, but it will acquire the force of a precedent if it is tolerated long after the war has ended. Par ticularly ought there to be an immc Administrator's Sale! As administrator of the estate of Thomas Rose, deceased, f will sell the following personal property at auction at his late residence two miles south and three miles west of Caldwell, one mile north and two miles east of Huston, one mile north of Prevo sta tion on the Caldwell Traction line, commening at 1 p. m. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8. Ten Head of Horses, 6 Head of Cattle, Machinery, Etc. HORSES 6 head of good strong work horses, all smoothed mouthed; 1 black gelding 4 years old, weight 1300 pounds; 1 mare 6 years old; 1 colt 2 years old: 1 mule 3 years old. well broke to work. MACHINERY Mower: hay rake; two-section steel harrow; steel corrugator: dr-tg; walk ing plow; gang plow: 2 four-horse fresnos: 1 three-horse fresno; 1 wagon NELLIE J! ROSE Administrator Dickens & Miller, Auctioneers Charles Howard, Clerk i diate end to all forms and degrees of censorship. Against the principle of censorship an enlightened and a ro bust democracy must make an unre lenting and uncompromising war, and be intolerant of all arguments and excuses that are advanced in favor of its continuance in times of peace. A concrete instance of the creations developed by the emergency that ought to be forthwith terminated is that of the National Security league, which is being investigated by con gress. This league claims a semi judicial status by reason of working with the federal department of justice, although it is of purely voluntary origin and has no power save such as it exerts by private pressure. The reason it is being investigated is be cause of having used its influence in the recent campaign for or against various candidacies, members of con gress making complaint of having been attacked because of their votes which were cast, as they say, consci entiously and in the public interest, although perhaps not in accordance with the views of the directing head of the league. The league announces that it proposes to continue its activi ties in the future and it probably has a right to do so, but if some means should be found of diverting it, and other like war organizations, of its governmental connection and the prestige of its previous functions. The original purpose of the league vvas that of espionage, to find something that might reflect on the loyalty of citizens and to hold everyone, even members of congress, to its own con ceptions of right and wroing in the relations growing out of the war. The league did not and could not discrim inate upon the various arbitrary, prodigal or futile measures presented by the Washington bureauracy for enactment into law, in order to en hance its own departmental power and prerogative, but demanded im plicit support by congressmen of all such measures, under penalty of start ing backfires at hom e against mem bers who opposed or questioned any of such proposals. Some members were strong enough to resist, to tell the truth, to demand the truth and to hold the bureauracy responsible for its wicked wastes, negligences and subterfuges, and as a result the na tion procured better service and better results and has been spared countless lives and some part of its natural heritage and its opportunity. If this league, however, may have accom plished some trifle of good by discov ering some latent pro-Germanism and by repressing potential error, infatua tion, folly or ignorance in that direc tion, such tirpe has passed. There is no place left on this continent for the perpetuation of such organizations policies or purposes. It is time that citizens, their business and their char acter should be restored to the protec tion of the law and of the properties and no longer be made the football of arious sotrs of sentimentalists and crusaders, or worse, the war has brought to the front and to whom it has given leave and license. It is time, as Senator Borah says, to wipe from the statute books every arbitrary measure and every imperious prece dent, and to see them forgotten as precedents and eliminatel from our political system. ABRAHAM LINCOLN. (By Benjamin Lossing.) "With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and orphans, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all na tions." These were the closing words of the second inaugural address of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the republic, just before the end of the great civil war. They are il lustrations of the character of the man, who was always patient, kind, forgiving, trusting, wise and patriotic. Mr. Lincoln was born in Hardin county, Kentucky, on the 12th of February, 1809. His father was an early settler, and struggled hard for a livelihood. When Abraham was in the eighth year of his age, the whole family embarked on a raft on Salt river, went down the Ohio, and set tled in the then wilderness of Spencer county, Indiana. There in a log cabin with box: 1 wide tire truck; sagebrush rail; clover swather; riding corn and potato cultivator; Ford car in good condition, run one season. CATTLE 2 milch cows giving milk now; 2 heifers 1 year old; 2 stter calves. MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES Toy buggy; wagon jack; saddle: 6 sets of harness; 2 shovels; scoop shovel; 2 garden rakes: grubbing hoc; Ax; two jack screws; grindstone; gas engine and pump jack in first class condition; 300 bushels of oats in bin; 15 tons of alfalfa hay in stack; Home Comfort range in first class condition; heater; table; all kinds of chairs; cup hoard; cabinet; bedsteads, springs, mattresses. Come early, so as to get through early. 6 a .,T erms —$25 and under cash; over ?2.-> eight months time at 10 per cent interest if paid when due. If not paid when due 12 per cent from date of sale. Approved security. Tis sale is to commence at 1 p. m. hands, Abraham's mother taught him to read and write. When he was years of age she died Two :years later a kind step -mother took. her place. At 12 the boy was taught arithmetic and some other branches of a common school education. But few books, fell in his way, and these he read with avidity. Young Lincoln labored with his father in the solitudes, until, at the age of 19, when he was a very tall lad, he made a voyage to New Or leans on a flatboat, with the son of the owner of it. It bore a valuable cargo, and at one place they were compelled to fight for its preserva tion from a mand of plunderers. In 1830, the Lincoln family removed to Decatur, 111., where young Lincoln assisted his father in clearing and fencing a farm. He was also a clerk in a store a part of the time. In 1832, the conflict known as the "Black Hawk War" broke out on the borders of the Mississippi. Abraham Lincon enlisted as a voluteer, and as captain of a company went to the seat of war, but had no fighting. On his return he received a heavy vote for a seat in the Illinois legislature, but was defeated. Then he opened a store on his own account: was ap pointed postmaster; studied hard all the time; became a good surveyor, and for about tw-o years made sur veying his chief business. He served a term in the Illinois legislature, in 1834, and then studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1837, when he was 28 years of age. He soon won reputation and a lucrative practice. He served again in the legislature, ranking as a Whig of the Henry Clay school. He was a ready pleader at the bar, and speaker at public gath erings. In 1846 he was elected to congress, and was the only Whig rep resentative from Illinois. There he was marked for soundness of judg ment and attachment to the prin ciples of justice and right. He was uniformly a decided but conservative anti-slavery man; and when the Ne braska bill was passed and the "Mis souri" compromise was violated, in 1854, he greatly assisted in revolu tionizing Illinois politically. Judge Douglas originated the Nebraska bill in the national senate, and his party (democratic) suffered in consequence. The Whigs carried the state, and Mr. Lincoln, who was a prominent can didate for the national senate, gen erously withdrew in favor of Mr. Trumbull, a rival candidate, who he knew would .receive many democratic votes. Trumbull was chosen. In 1856, Mr. Lincoln took an active part in favor of the republicans, and he was a prominent candidate for the vice presidency. In 1858, he was a candidate for the national senate, in opposition to Stephen A. Douglas. They ably canvassed the state to gether. It was one of the most inter esting and able conflicts of oratory ever known in this country. Their speeches were afterward published from phonographic reports. It was generally conceded that Mr. Lincon was the victor. Between 1856 and I860 Mr. Lincoln made several powerful speeches. In May, the latter year, he was nomi nated for the presidency of the re public, and elected in November. Leading slaveholders made his elec tion a pretext for an open rebellion, which they had long contemplated; and he was inaugurated president on the fourth of March, 1861, when in surrection and rebellion had begun in the slave-labor states. He met the crisis calmly, generously and firmly; and during the four years of terrible civil war that ensued, he controlled the helm of the ship of state with eminent wisdom and stadiness. At the moment when peace for the saved republic and rest for himself was near, he was mortally wounded by a ball from a pistol in the hands of an assassin, at a place of public en tertainment in Washington city, whither her had been invited. The wound was received on the evening of the 14th of April, 1865, and early the next morning the victim died. ***************** * FAIRVLEW * **********+,***.*+[+( Mrs. Cardwell, daughter of Mrs. Kull, passed away Friday morning Ik 1018 A.B.3. Inc. NSI.HTM URGE ixtm to AvenAce ip i. LARGE EXTRA TO AVffUOC nhmediüm NU SMALL EXTRA TO AVINAOC N9 2 N9 3 AS TO SIZE » QUAuTv N« 4 EXTRA TO AVERAGE AS TO Sin« QUAUTV UMRJUAUTY heavy (MESS he adless TO CAT™ ORDINARY WINTER FALL 28.00(o23.00 22.00tol8.00 20.00tol7.00 16.00 tol3X0 2.75(0 £30 225 to 1.90 20.00tol8.00 16.00 to 14.00 15.00 to 12X0 12.00 to 10.00 2.101» US 1.80 to 1X0 16.00tol4.00 12.00tol0.00 lOXOto 8.50 8.00 to 6.00 1.70to LSO 1.50 to 1.20 12X0tol0X0 9.00 to 7X0 7.50 to 550 540 to 4X0 130 to 1.10 1.00 to JO 12.00 to 6X0 9.00 to 5.00 730to 430 6X0 to 3X0 1.25 to XO •85 to X0 3.00t» 2.00 2.00 to 130 230to 130 2.00b 1X0 30to 40 35 to .25 130t» .75 1.00t» 30 lXOto^jO .751» 35 SHOT. DAMAGED AND KITTS AT HIGHEST MARKETVAUIE CATCH'EM-SKIN 'EM-SHIP 'EM We Want All the Idaho Fur« You Can Ship 8tronz dfmai?r | NX A C ^T' MUSKI * a T , and all other Fur-bearers collected In your section In strong demand. A shipment to SHUBERT* will bring you "more monep-'Wcàer" CET A SHIPMENT OF*—TODAY. You 11 bm mighty gl.d you did. Th»»t txtrmnaly high prie*» quo fd for immmdiat* thipmtnl. SHI P YOUR FURS DIHECr TO • B^, • g-~| ^ j __ £\. /£ W^* C W!~ ' N ™ e WORLD DLAL/NG LXCl. US/l/EL V raw furs * - W.Austin Ave. ■"II— Chicago. U.S.A. COAL! The Government Fuel Administration warns us of a Big Coal Shortage during October and November. They say BUY NOW. WE HAVE PLENTY OF COAL—HAVE YOU? Caldwell Lumber and Coal Co. PHONE US 237. Public Sale! Having sold my ranch I will sell at auction at my residence known as the old Geo. Earnst ranch, located one and one-half miles south and one mile west of Greenleaf, three miles east and one and one-half miles south of Wilder, on THURSDAY, JANUARY 9 Charles A. Anderson's list, consisting EIGHT HEAD OF GOOD HORSES 1 black mare, 6 years old, weight 1350 lbs.; 1 black mare, 7 years old, weight 1400 lbs.; 1 black gelding, 6 years old, weight 1400 lbs.; 1 black gelding 3 years old, weight 1250 lbs.; 1 grey mare 6 years old, weight 1400 lbs.; 1 black gelding 2 years old, weight 1250 lbs.; - colt 18 months old, extra good; 1 colt 9 months old, ex tra big one; 5 shoats; Big pile of corn fodder; 1 good cow. FARM MACHINERY Mo'line grain binder, 7 foot cut, nearly new; P. O. two-way, good con dition; Dain hay stacker with two sweeps; spring tooth harrow; three section steel harrow; Champion mower; hay rake; De Laval cream seperator; set of farm harness; spud planter; spud sorter; there will be many articles too numerous to men tion. There will also be sold at this sale the following list belonging to E. G. Pearson and Abe Wilkerson: Ezra G. Pearson's List. 22 HEAD OF CATTLE 1 Jersey Shorhorn cow, 3 years old Charles A. Anderson Dickens & Miller, Auctioneers Chas. Howard, Clerk. after suffering from a complication of diseases. She leaves many relatives besides husband and children to mourn her departure. Warren Charlton is down with the flu at the home of his sister, Mrs. Sher man Crawford. J. A. Marsh and wife, C. L. Butts and wife, spent Xmas at the Burnett home. S. W. Vail was in Boise on business Friday. Dan Young was a Caldwell busi ness visitor Saturday. Walter Bell and Homer Moore were home from Camp Lewis for a few days, but have to return Monday. Sherman Crawford and family, Wa rren Charlton, wife and baby, and Wesley Charrity, wife and baby spent Xmas at the John Crawford home. with calf at foot; 1 registered Jersey bull, 2 years old; 1 Shorthorn cow, 10 years old, gives 4 gallons when fresh, bred; 1 Shorthorn cow, 10 years old, fresh in spring; 1 Jersay Shorthorn cow, 8 years old, gives 4 gallons when fresh; 1 red cow, 8 years old, fresh in spring; 1 pure bred Red Polled cow, 4 gallon when fresh, fresh in Febru ary; 1 Shorthorn cow, S years old, gives 4 gallon when fresh, bred. ABA WILKERSON'S LIST 1 brindle cow, 5 years old, to be fresh in January; 1 red cow 4 years old, gives 4 gallon when fresh, to be fresh in January; 1 brindle cow 3 years old, gives three and one-half gallon a day when fresh, to be fresh in March; 1 brindle cow 2 years old, to be fresh in January, first calf. 1 Jersey heifer 2 years old, to be fresh in the early spring; 3 head of good Shorthorn heifers from 6 to 9 months old; 1 Shorthorn bull 8 months old, from a good heavy milking cow and a Shorthorn bull; 1 Shorthorn bull, 2 years old, good color, good breeder, and fine O. K. animal. All these cow* arc bred to this above bull. BASSETT LIST Big red cow, 8 years old, to be fresh soon; big roan cow, a feeder; big red cow, aged, to be fresh soon; mountain buggy, only been used a little, in fine condition. Terms —$25 and under cash. Over $25 eight months time at 10 per cent interest. Approved security. Good Free Lunch Will Be Served at Noon. Mrs. S. W. Vail is home from Cald well where she was taking care of her daughter, Mrs. Ballantyne, who has been down with the Flu. Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Spencer enter tained Ray Tish and wife Xmas. Sherman and Hiram Crawford went back to their work near Wilder the past week. Dan Cashman is building a new cow barn. Dan and family spent Xmas at the Jackson home near Middleton. Quick Cure for Croup. Watch for the first symptom, horse ness and give Chamberlain's Cough Remedy at once. It is prompt and effectual.—Adv. G. W. Lamson of Nampa was a busi ness visitor in the city Saturday.