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The MONTPELIER EXAMINER
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY. sp Editor and Proprietor. Chas. E. Harris, SUBSCRIPTION RATES: $ 1.00 Six Months, One Year, $1.50 in advance. Entered at the postoffice at Montpelier, Idaho, as second class matter flontpelier, Idaho, Friday, January, 31st 1902. A PAGE FROM LIFE. They were going up Montpelier's main throughfare, in a Wagon. He had on a big fur overcoat that cost not less than $25. It was a bitter cold day. He had on a pair of big warm toits, a fur cap over bis ears and German socks and overshoes were on his feet. Beside him sat a little care worn, worked to-a-skeleton wife- She had on a shadow of a coat, a thin wornout fascinator partially covered her head, no mits were on her hands, nor overshoes over the half worn shoes on her feet. At the store she got out with a basket of eggs, and several pounds of butter, He took the team and tied it up to a hitching post, then sauntered up along the street. Meet ing an old friend, they both went in and had a couple of drinks, each being out a quarter. There they stood by the warm stove. In the meantime she was trading out the meager amount of her produce at the stores. Among other things she bought a plug of tobacco and a couple of packages for "heks. The packages she took to the wagon. Turning around she looked for him, but he was not in sight. She waited one, two and nearly thiee hours. Finally he came. Getting into the wagon, he tucked the big overcoat about him so the cold could not penetrate. Beside him she sat with the excuse of coat buttoned about her. Home they went through the cold. At the farm he called out a couple of boys to unhitch the team and put them awa 3 % while he went into the warm sitting room, rolled and lit a "hek" and sat down to read. She came in took off her warps, went to the kitchen and proceeded to dig up a supper for one man three strapping big bo 3 's. After supper there were dishes to wash, milk to strain, clothes to mend, beds to make, and she did it ail while he smoked and No wonder some farmers wives dislike the ■ ——.— " — " read. Moral: farm. A DUTY TO PERFORM*. It might as well be impressed on the democrats of Idaho now as later on, that the forthcoming state convention has a might 3 r undertaking on its hands. in their nominating a ticket that will win next fall It is well enough to mention the matter thus early, so that the rank | and file of the party will be posted on the part they will have j in this work. It will be their dhty to goto the primaries and j see that something besides "professional" delegates are sent to the count 3 * conventions. Get some new faces into the party councils and on the central committees. When the j eount> T conventions meet these delegates should see to it that j representative democrats go to the state convention. Dele -1 gates should be sent who cannot be led or hoodwinked into supporting men and schemes that are brought before the eon vention, irrespective of their strength or qualifications for office. .People who aie there with personal "axes to grind" should be set aside. All Jthese things must be con* sidei*ed if the democrats are to win. This undertaking consists ; 1 The ticket must be a clean one and a vote, winnei. It will take a string conbina-j tion to get there, but a strong ticket can be pulled through. The da 3 T is past when a nomination on the state ticket means an election, therefore broken down political monte banks must be passed by- They have had their day and have reaped a great deal more than they are entitled too. Every nominee must be an out and out democrat. No hybrids can be placed on the list this trip. Give the party a clean, able ticket and a vigorous platform concerning state questions, and every man and woman of the Jefferson faith in the state, will line up and elect it. Fall short of this and the party will go down to defeat. < COUNTY CENTRAL COMMITTEE CALL. Chairman Pugmire has issued a call for a meeting of the democratic county central committee of Bear Lake at Paris to-morrow, Saturday Feb. 1st at 1 o'clock p. m. All members are earnestly requested to be present. No doubt a new chair man will be selected to act temporarily until the new demo cratic central committee is chosen. Mr. Pugmire goes on his mission shortly and will not be in the county during the canpaign. He is desirous of having the committee meet before he leaves, so he can turn over his office to his successor. Next to John A. Bagley, we think that John T. Morrison should have been given consideration by Judge Stand rod. Mr. Morrison is a great big, brain}% broad minded gentleman and he has done more for the republican party in the past four years than Cozier will during a life time. Then there is Ed Chalmers another big, brainy man, who stands head and shoulders above Cozier, and whose appointment would have brought no turmoil to the party. Surely the Judge must have been under a (Shoup) spell when he recommended the Latah man. covered with long hair, gave chase to the skaters, but did not catch them, l party of men are now out hunting the monster, A party- of skaters, from Chesterfield, in Bannock county, while gliding over the ice on Portneuf river, suddenly came upon a wild beast, representing a human being. Those who saw it allege that it was eight feet in height and the body was The wild man, if that is what it was, A large Congressman Gïenn will have no trouble in securing a renomination from his party, if the populists decide to put an independent ticket in the field this fall. In return for the honor, Tom will be asked to put up the necessary "grease for the campaign with no prospect of an immediate return. The Post, not long ago, contained a squib that reflected on Sheriff Spark's conduct at a dance over at the county seat. The next week the same paper contained a card of explana tion, which showed that the sheriff was not in any way at fault concerning what he did. places was very severe, | down no 20 below, j j j # j -1 «f the populists to keep up their organization, would seem to | Indicate an effort along this line, The past week has been a stem-winder for cold weather. ; The cold wave extended all over the northeast and in most Here in Bear Lake the mecuiy got ( The oil companies of this city are receiving inquiries irom maU 3 r sections concering their oil lands, the price of stock, etc. All these companies, expect to have machinery on lie ground for drilling in the early spring months. 1 Are we to have fusion again? The determination of some The young men may be in the saddle in the' republican party in Idaho, but the old men still have the rein» | , j ! man's crown. John Bagley and Alex Beckman are both republicans, just the same as ever. Un ea'sy lies the bead that wears a national committee-'