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FEAR LE SS, PROGRESSIVE AND REPUBLICAN THE LEWISTON EVENING TELLER Member Associated Press. Daily Except Sunday by LEWISTON' PUBLISH IXG COM PAN V LTD. E. N. BLYTHE C. A. FORESMAN L. G. BRADLEY WEDNESDAY, .ILLY President Secretary Business Manager inn; IT MIGHT 1 f Mr. Borah is to be tin out campaign, it might be EMBARRASSING, ue and the main issiu 1 for republicans ti where they are tending when they they give the leadership of the party to this brilliant advocate, for no one questions Mr. Borah's ability, be is a man of brilliant parts but bis political trail as blazoned on the pages of Idaho political history is rather tortuous and not always hewn close to the republican line. For instance in the coming congressional campaign the great " ... . . . , , . , .. v ! republican leaders have decided to stand pat on the tariff | issues. It might therefore in the campaign become embarrass-j • , ti i > • e ii , ... ,, ing to Idaho's nominee for the senate, it the convention names him such, to explain the following plank in the republican plat-1 form of 1902, which by his insistence was carried through the j committee of resolutions. The paragraph in question is the second of the tariff plank of that platform and reads as fol lows : "That many of the industries of this country have outgrown j the need of a protective tariff in made evident bv the fart that the American manufacturer has entered the markets of the j world and is successfully competing with the manufacturers of j all other countries. Many of the tariff schedules adopted to j . , .. , „ , , foster infant industries have fullv served that purpose and . 1 1 ! have now become a means of aiding and building up powerful trusts and combinations, and enabled these to exact from the . , , » , . , American purchasers the payment ot higher prices than tliev . ' exact from the same class of goods sold in foreign countries. t We, therefore favor a revision of the tariff, without unreason able delav, which will place upon the free list everv article and j 1 product controlled bv any monopoly, and such other articles 1 1 ' I and products as are beyond the need of protection." j f This is hardly a stand patters point of view, and all the bril- ; , . , , , ,, , , . , t i - lianev of the senatorial advocate would be needed to make his i exact position clear to the voters ot the state. It might be well j to consider whether or not Idaho republicans want to join insurrection forces in congress and have the representation I . from Idaho pulling at cross purposes with the national admin istration and with each other. ■ , , _ , . ! It does not take a wiseacre m politics to see that the fight in , the coming convention is a fight between Governor Gooding! and Mr. Borah. Many of the counties have declared for both men, but in the final analysis of the vote they must stand for the one and not for the other. They will he forced to make a choice. Shoshone county with its 18 votes is counted for Borah, but it is for France for governor. Other Borah dele gates who are also for Gooding must choose between Gooding in Borah. If they wish to retain the vote of the Shoshone dele gation they must sacrifice the governor. What is true in Sho shone comity is true in many instances where the Borah and Gooding forces are supposed to 1m* acting in harmony. The delegates will in the end Im* forced to make a choice between the two men. , THE NEWSPAPER INQUEST. Among the most cherished rights of the people is that of a "free press." But it is not so commonly recognized that the right necessarily involves a duty, and that since the right is!' one guaranteed by government, the eorresjumding duty is like wise governmental in character. The newspaper is "a part of the government," says Judge Sulzberger of Philadelphia, and the duties of a newspaper are co-ordinate with those of the grand jury. Without .«ws,rs and without the grand jury. in ««opinion of Judge Sulzberger, self-government, through law, would be impossible. The judge further said : What do we have the newspu]>ers for? Why are they granted liberties under the constitution It is because they are needed as a part of the government. They are a part of the govern HIS GLAD RAIMENT ■?, y & Hit Unolt Ssmusli "Seemt to me, young feller, you've outgrown that suit." —Kessler in St. Louis Republic. " HMlt ; «"restrained, lmt valuable and useful for the very ^oa-■ son - ^ newspaper can print anything, even to erroneous I statement s. It can print anything except malicious lies. Its j function in the government is to investigate, to pry into the | business of every department of the government and to eriti- \ J * 4 . . , , cise wherever it sees fit. It sometimes makes me out of pa-1 tience with newspapers that all do not realize their funrtion, : and that they are virtually a part of the government. It is their dut - v to find out evi,s wherever they exist and bring them | to the attention of the responsible authorities. Tliev are the great safeguard against corruption in public office. To the "grand inquest" of public affairs at the present day the press of this country is bringing a degree of honesty and intelligence scarcely possible at any other era of the nation's historv. There once was a time, and it is not tar distant, when new8paperg common ly stood as the organ of some man, fan tion or party. Not judgment, but prejudice dictated the edi t°rial policy. The Tribune was the mouthpiece of Horace Greeley, the Sun of Dana, the Herald of Bennett. The Cbtrr . T ' , e n ,__, w ler-.Tonrnal was and is the personal organ of Colonel VVarter S0Ilt w ], 0 lingers on the stage of old-time journalism. And un dor that same regime, party papers were expected to demoir strate their worthiness bv fulsome praise of their own party, . .. . . , its leaders and policies, and likewise by unstinted condemna t ; on n f everything connected with the opposing parties. Under such conditions any snch inquest as Judge Sulzberger haff irr ,nîn(î wns aTmost impossible. For above everything else the editor, like the juror, must be fair and unbiased. _ r ' . . , , ... , • These conditions may exist and do exist in modern journal f sin y\\o modem newspaper is entirely impersonal. With a j very few exceptions where newspapers are under the manage ment of such consummate egotists as Hearst, the sole consider . . . . , . , , . „ jation in the news eoîmnns is the truthfulness of what is tmd, an ,j the sole consideration of the editorial page is a sound and the!honest judgment. Nor does the business office control the editorial room, as so manx seem to imagine. To learn the truth, to tell the truth honestiv and fairly, regardless of party bîag or the whim8 an<1 am bitions of stockholders, this is- the ( ideal of the modern newspaper man. To know the truth and to pass honest and unbiased judgment on the truth as a guide to future conduct is his ideal. Under such condition», the newspaper „„ amJ doe8 pIay an important part in government. THINK IT OVER Irrigation is also a factor in politics. © © f If you have wires to pull prejwtre to pull them now. © © Twenty-four hours of preparation and then the battle royal. The land frauders in Oregon are evidently getting weak in the knees. Every day now Pocatello is moving a little nearer the politi © © Old Sol is not the only hot proposition in Lewiston valley in these days of political agitation. id e 9 ua t° r - , © © The indioatioM arp that tho „. pathprillan is losing his nerve, ; wp havp „„ dpsirp „ b about j t © © There is no guillotine in Russia, but every scion of nobility shudders at the sound of an exploding boom. ................. ......._____________________________ ___ w jn hear all the personal inspection that they see fit to I ^ an( j jt will he found that we produce several things in j ;f<ldition to a fine ,. rop of political aspirants. | _ \ The Russian douma dismissed hv the czar is now on wheels traversing the empire and stirring up revolution. © © The democratic machine in Nez Perce county runs so smooth that there is no need of a friction clutch. © © Kootenai county is asking for two places on the state ticket and is going evidently on the assumption that "them that has : gets." © © The only man who lias a smile a coming is the foxy demo crat out for office, who says "sic 'em," and remembers the tale of the Kilkenny eats. © © New York papers are insisting already that Bryan has talked too much, and lias cast over the country a doubt that he is yet either a safe or a sane candidate. © © If the Sage millions are now given to charity, the man who had no time to take a vacation, nor to rest, may furnish means to bring rest and recreation to others. © © Lewiston welcomes capitalists and homeseekers.. The coun SENTENUE SERMONS. By Henry F. Cope. There is no virtue in the'Sunday that makes children say, "I | wish it was Monday." Haff the problem of keeping in the right road is solved if you will keep within your revenues. No man is called to the glory of dragon slaying until he has learned to do the little kihdlV deeds. Good-By Sommer Suits ! t A Suit for a Song £ If you can't sing we'll give you a splendid twoiqpiece ^ suit for the very insigniïütamt price of $6.75 Another One A Little Better For $11.75 Plenty of time to wear summer clothes. It's our time for closing out our stock. As we have previously stated this is Our Semi-Annual Suit Sale. You get more value here than can be found where the "clean up" or "what not" sale is one of continuous per formance. X X ► ♦ X X X ♦ ♦ : ♦ x X ♦ X tson ^ Clothing Co.l at. p S, VI M. W. Barnett, Treasurer. E. D. Thomaa, Vice Präsident. James Aspoaa, Secretary. H. K. Barnett, Supervisor Abstract Department COMMERCIAL TRUST CO. 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