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* \ OL VIII MONTPELIER, IDAHO, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1903. NO. 52 LET THERE BE LIGHT. And Tuesday there was Light and Electric Light at that. U ; new ■ - Attorney General Bagiev's decision on the 8-hour law j proposition was a bombshell in the camp of those legislators I who have refused to vote for the bill, alleging its unconstitu- ! ti nality as their reason. -Now they will have to pass it go on record as being opposed to any relief for the miners aud sine I ter men- Its a pretty tight box to be put into, and we shall await results With no little interest. ; exposi that I I , I j ! Last Tuesday evening the Electric Light Co., started their plant and in a second electric lights were dashing their brilliancy all over town. Many more of these lights will be shedding their rays as soon as the houses of the city can be wiied, and within a short time the streets will be lighted al so, the city having contracted to take a goodly number of arcs for the purpose. A visit to the power house found Engineer Jas. Lyons wearing a wreathe of smiles over the splendid way in which the machinery was running. The plant is a splendid one and ot the very latest design, having all the improve ments used up to the present in electric lighting. Two big boilers have been installed, only one of which is used at a time, the other being kept for an emergency. The engine is of 100-horse power and the dynamo is capable of furnish ing 1300 incandescent lights of 10 candle power. After being shown over the plant, the scribe went out and watched the lights. They gave a steady brilliant glow and everyone seemed to be pleased with the innovation. Those who have not already ordered the lights should do so immediately, and thus lend a mite of encouragement to a company, made up of home people, who have tried and succeeded in pushing the town along another notch. With big clerkship payrolls, Salt Lake junkets, bridge and road appropriations, increased salaries fur the supreme court and state officers and employees, and two big turns to puli off and putting mines on tlie "free list, million dollar balance will be very lucky if not changed into a million dollar deficit- —Pocatello Advance. i ? Its about time to begin figuring on city election, only about six weeks away. Its' K* of P* Celebration* One of the most glorious evening's entertainment ever given by an order in this city, took place at the opera house last evening, when the Knights of Pythias of this city celebrated tueir thirty-ninth anniversary. , Aooat lou ladies, members of Knights \ families and friends, together with many of the "brave" lads assembled about nine o'clock and shortly there after the evenings program began, which consisted of vocal and iusiru mental rnnsic, addresses, etc. Then the floor was cleared and dancing held sway till supper time. The banques at t e Burgoyne was a splendid affair, in fact one of th« best that famous hostelry ever got up. Returning fo the hall the mazy waltz and gliding two steps were indulged in till 2:30 a. m., when all departed for tiieir homes well pleased with the ef fori, of the Knight. Lack of space this week prevents a more extended mention now. _ Wrcrk af Ppptaitl a A headend collision took place at Pcgiam, 14 miles east of this city, early yesterday morning, between two freight trains. No one was hun but the track was blocked for seveial houis. No. 6 was delayed here for six hours while No. 5 was held on the other side of the wreck. lor several hours. " ~~ Resolutions* . Whereas it has pleased Almighty God i ß his wisdom to take unto his care and keeping the infant child of Bro. H. Jarboe a mi by so doing has caused great sorrow. Therefore be it Resolved by the Brotherhood of Rail road Trainmen in re ular convention assembled hereby tender our heanndt sympathy and be it further ueartIel,; pi", ", , , , H tbat a «PJ ? f these résolu *5 "i."" 1 ® 8 of Mon ' Jr 7 *^ n< l t r at a co P- v be l Montpelier Examiner and a MW Bro - Jarboe I R. D. Gee, .1. W. Wedel. j ^ u Norman | * * Committee. - Walter Roasts Ben* Paris' Idaho, Feb. 10, 1908 Editor Capital News. I wish to offer a little explanation on the interview of Ben E. Rich pub lished in the Capital News of February 10, and hope you will favor me with suf ficient space to give the above named gentleman a short, write up. Ben talks ot' "loyalty." I defy him to show where I have been disloyal in a single instance either in politics, religion or business. His base insinuations to the cunt ar notwithstanding. Now for his record in the school of loyaltv. He has changed his politics at least five times in ten years, as follows; Democrat, republican silver republican. democrat., and then a republican again. and between times just by way of diver sion the gentleman has been verv strong ly tinctured with populism, and 1 think from his record lately he leans very strongly to socialism. To which party has he been loyal? Is it not a travesty ou loyaltv for him to use the word in anv sense? I think it is a word that d >es not belong to his vocabulary. \\ hv his most intimate friends wouldn't trust him in a primary for the election o.t seho-1 trustees. Those who are the best acquainted with him trust him the least end shun him the most Now tor the appointment of his bro-i ther David to the position of traveling guard fur the penitentiary. The Paris Post opposed this appointment for two leasons; lhefiist was that he and his brother Ren and their following did all in their yower to defeat at lea^t three of the regular candidates on the repnbli can ticket and elect democrats in their stead Was this loyalty to party? But worse than this, at the state con Ä" .''As sure as Jems is Christ l will do ali ^ power to elect Alfred Budge, etc' or.oftha foMowiog gentlemen: standrod. Senator w. w. 'wh^fi believe will testify 'to the fact: and then Ben broke his pledge and Dave also, and did everything in their power to defeat him and notwithstanding the sacred pledge he made unsolicited I do not be lieve he ever intended to keep it- The other reason for opposing the appoint I mPnt of h,s brother David is the heinous I crime he comitted in Utah and for , which fie was convicted some years ago which I consider unfit for any positibn of trust. Now for Ben on the "deceit and treachery" and the ' rake off" busi ness. Ben to my certain knowledge got I S200Ö from the republican party in the j year 1894 to buy the plant on which to ! print the Silver Hammer and in less I than a year he was using that organ to : kill the party and elect democrats, I Rof the "rake off" and how much | : '«'ÄmÄ ever done, ny thing without having a "rake off" and if he has ever paid his debts in any place where be bas ever resided his most inti mate friends are unaware of the fact. Hon. I) Clark. . r\. ow J n regard to that mortgage I P aid off » cording to his insinuations ano s . nePrfl , } never a mortgage on a farm but once, and I am very sorry aa y that mortgage is not paid off to . ? nor part of it, Ben s sneers and | »nrannations to the contrary notwith 1 8 ^ aT1 " int *' My trip to Scotland was made as he k " ow " a8 a figions duty and when h ® mak ® 8 H!?* 0 !^* J 18 -* 1 !® J 068 ' orm ' Y1T ' ce * , ? r,a tbat . tb . e fa J* h he professes j nnd which he claims to be preaching now. is with him a fraud, "a sounding i brass and a tinkling symbal." But for I tlw «nftorm»tlon of Ben-he h.» been harping on this for a good many years I will state that the money I used on my trip to Scotland I did not get as he generally gets bis. in a "rake off," but I obtained it honestly and by sacrificing 801116 property—a saw mill—which I sold at half its worth in order to raise the money to go with. Now if Ben wants any further information inregard to any of these matters he can huve it at any lime if he will only let me know. lien E. Rich is one of the last men on earth who should boii.ttbe finger of scorn, or attack the character of a fel low mortal, for his acts record and his tory for the past twenty years, brand him as a political acrobat a business auo financial failure, and a religious fraud. Excuse me Mr. Editor, for taking up so much of your valuable space on such an nnworihy subject. I am Yours very respe tfullv. WALTER HOGE. Tll „ , , . , - . , . most celebrated of the long series of the Stand ley-Flint litiga tion, the suit of J A. Stand lev against Richard Flint, Ruth Flint j p- r-i , .... ., ! . Goddam ami Althea Goddard * or $20,000 for conspiracy to alie ate the affections of his wife andde f rau d him of his property, waseom ' IA . V . ■* ' 81 Illt m ' , lfl District court at ' oealello Monday. He alleges that through the writing of letters tra ducing his character Hie defcdenis ® .. ... , .. 8 . oaie his wife s father, mother, 8,8ter anc * sfster's husband, induced his wife to abandon him and bring suit against him for divoree, after *u . j . , , . 1 1 * ' bad OM Sliced him to tranicr all hls property to them with the intent of defrauding him out of it The ease is being tried before ai urv J •• Big Damage Suit* n Insurance Profits in Idaho* The insurance commissioner'« re port for 1902 proves that the oft told yarn to the effect, tnat the in su ran ce companies are losing money in Idaho. is not based on facts. During the year above stated the insurance premiums collected in Idaho were $620.480.12, the losses $181,909.43—leaving a profit of nearly half a million dollars. Pretty Cold to be Sure. At Montpelier the thermometer has been down to forty two below zero. As one of the residents expressed It. "the mecury went down to the bottom pulled the machine off the nail ami buried it in the suow." Besides this extremely cold weather, there has bean a coal famine, but no aotual suffering —Pocatello Advance, We admit that it pretty cold here during the «pap, but owing to the dry air it waà not notieable as zero weather in other places I Gem of Mountain Club* Program for Gem . of the Mountain Reading Club. Feb. 2f>th, at home with Mrs. Keeney. Quotations from Burns. Parliamentary Drill. Current Events, Mrs. Hunter. Solo, Mrs. Jones. Review of Scottish chiefs, Mane Hull Duet, Blue Hells of Scotland. Mrs Hull and Miss Marie Hull. Review of Scotch Authors Staley. Readers, Mrs. Underwood and Mrs Whitman. Club song. Auld Lang Zyne. | Question box, Answers to be iriv«n April 8th. * ,ven Mrs.