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Entered the Postoffice at Caldwell.
Idaho, as second class matter.
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
"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.
"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
Account of mild season, record
breaking wheat pastures, no govern
ment demand, must be shipped
Consign to
World's largest distributors:
Commission 75c per ton, liberal
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
(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.
Ten Head of Horses, 6 Head of Cattle,
Machinery, Etc.
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
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
Dickens & Miller,
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.
(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.
2 milch cows giving milk now; 2
heifers 1 year old; 2 stter calves.
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,
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.
Mrs. Cardwell, daughter of Mrs.
Kull, passed away Friday morning
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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.
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raw furs
* - W.Austin Ave. ■"II— Chicago. U.S.A.
The Government Fuel Administration warns us of a
Big Coal Shortage during October and November.
They say BUY NOW.
Caldwell Lumber and Coal Co.
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
Charles A. Anderson's list, consisting
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.
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
There will also be sold at this sale
the following list belonging to E. G.
Pearson and Abe Wilkerson:
Ezra G. Pearson's List.
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
S. W. Vail was in Boise on business
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.
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.
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
Terms —$25 and under cash. Over
$25 eight months time at 10 per cent
interest. Approved security.
Good Free Lunch Will Be Served at
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
G. W. Lamson of Nampa was a busi
ness visitor in the city Saturday.

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