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The MONTPELIER EXAMINER PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY BY THE XAMINER PUBLISHING COMPANY, SU INSCRIPTION KATES : Line Year, $1.50 in advance. centered at the postoflice at Montpelier, Idaho, as second class matter Six Months, $1.00 Idaho, Dec. l8, 1903. Montpelier, Bear Lake Co • * A Battle Royal« A special from Washington says the present light on wooley is the result of a long standing feud be tween the Budge and Rich tactions ot the church, on being headed by Pres. Budge of this county, and the other by Pres. Ben Rich of the Southern States Mission. Wooley is a son-in-law of Pres. Budge. Up to-date the latter has had the best of argument. His son Alf having de feated J. C. Rich for the district judgeship, and Wooley, to date, hasn't been rejected on hss appoint ment as assay er. The date of the controversy be gins with the time apostle Rich, father of Ben, Joe, Sam and 40 , _ , , so other Rich boys, was a member of the twelve. The Rich family, j however, are becoming more power ful every year, as nearly all of the apostle's sons and daughters have families who are old enough to vote, and they are scattered over a wide territory. In this county of the Rich's except Mrs. Pugmire, were ever defeated for office, and they have always been looked or now none upon as exceedingly strong men and woman, both in the point ot ability and in personal followings, is a probability that these giants will again meet in political affray in this county, as some ot the strongest members of the democratic There party here are connected with, or one of, the rich family, as for example J. C. Rich, Ed Pugmire, Ed Rich and Pres. Budge is undoubtly the strongest republican in Bear Lake, while his family connections are all strong and aggressive political fight ers. so Among these are such men as Alf, Arthur and Jesse Budge, Wal ter Hodge, and so forth. These, j too, have been uniformly successful I in political combats ! Thus it is that Bear Lake will I become the battle ground, on which 1 the supremacy of one or the other, | politically, will be determined. It! goes with saying that the contest ! will be a royal one. on. Several bill« will v i atthc fo th conll introduced, r re ;.:; m t n b g e "r::; °. t and all other land law», excepTthl homestead entrv There : P , h I th , ' t.t al8 ° *■ disposition to make the latter act WHERE THEY OUGHT TO START. Per more binding than at present, haps the day has arrived when this ought to be done, though we doubt But the day has long passed when the" lieu land" script business ought to be wiped off the statute books. This is the law that has, and will be as long as it is allowed to stand, the source of more real hardship to the west than all the others combined. It has enabled the railway corporations to swap off all tjjieir useless lands for the very choicest timber lands in ihe west. it. r Through connivance, on the part of government officials, worthless rail way lands ihave been taken into "forest reserves" and the like, and lieu scrip issued for them, scrip enables the holder to tile 4 , ... , , .. j w j leI . e which on any And the corporations have n't been slow to take advantage of their graft. lhe desert and other laws may be the means of defrauding the govern ment out of much public lands, but it hasn't been a marker to what l.as been wrongfully taken under the in famous scrip law\ • This is the law that needs repealing absolutely and __ The republican press of the state immediately. bitterly attacking Auditor Turn er, for the stand he has taken in determining to have the legalitv of the sugar bounty law passed upon by the supreme court. In this the Idaho papers are Deseret New s. are supported by the The reason for the latter's stand is obvious. The com made U P of high c . ch officials, and the News thlllks perfectly proper for thi j 8tat ° l ° . be he,d U P because of th^ I ownership of the sugar stock. / ! ^ bo exouat * offered by the slat,is I pap '' rS 18 thaL il is "breaking 1 T*™ the ® Ugar baroii8 to deny them | bour,t y- Th ey practically say ." er 8hoi ' b * order ! P . aid ' even ,f tbe law tional, because the tbe warrants is unconstitu state's honor is îeasoning? The pure and simple passed expiess y foi the benefit of Utah p6 ° P * ,ld We bebove that it is unconstitutional. If the Minneao.a nr? co r * f ° iiowed fret '<lh fromT/h™^™ wil1 w f . ? ldaho 8 treasury, are maki "8 Utah rich fast enough without this latest graft. at stake. What law is a steal Montpelier is the largest town in the county, and outside of the rail- j ■ way, pays nearly one-third the taxes, j vet onlv one of its citizens is to be ; We must 1 ! found in toe court h< u a;, be easy, indeed Tt seems the Examiner was in er- 1 ror last week when it stated that.; the price of coal had been r< stored ; to the old rate of #5.00 a ton in the 1 city. The dealers inform us that : 1 their coal costs them 50 cents a ton more than formerly and until the company reduces the price, it will j remain at #5.50 per ton. It looks pretty blue for the con j i miles away and coal #5,50 a ton, it j j is little short of highway robbery ! to say the least, but there seems to : he 110 relief, j j j ' With coal fields only 75 suraer. Kemmerer Coal« I have the exclusive agency for Kem I merer coal in this county. Send m t your orders. Coal delivered evrywhere ! in town. Frank Wilcox, j j 44 J j Have several head of horses that I ' want fed this winter. Call at Examin-1low er o3Le. Horses to Feed. ; I j i i The Mutual Improvement Associ 1 A Worthy Enterprise« ... 3 t _ ; atl ° ns and the L - D - S * VV ar< * Uhoir j have just installed a tine new piano j in the uptown meeting house, which t supplies a long felt need in this line J The instrument in question is a high grade "Mathuahek" from the musical parlor of Thor C. Nielsen, who makes it at cost price for this j public purpose. j The first grand benefit for the j new piano will be the M. I. A. Ball, ' Wednesday, Dec. 23rd, at which tbe y° un g ladies will serve lunch an( J refreshments, fhis and all such laudiblc enterprises, tbe liberal support of our town», P eo P ,c * We bespeak for j ! j / The fall term of school in upper /Montpelier ends on Friday 18th, j and the closing rhethorieals ! day evening, consisting of music, | solections from "Hiawatha, | tions from faith'llStand ish" and tableaus, N^After the holidays, the new part I oi the building w"ill be occupied School Entertainment« were held-in the Meeting House on Thurs 3» selec Courtship of Miles <1 j and the proceeds of Thursday's en j tertainment will be used for pictures and decorative purposes. The building is remodeled pre J sent sa very pleasing appearance on ! the exterior and with in is most' ! convenient and coxy, ! The past term ha» bee» in every ; * »<>* -««factory to i parent9 ' tea<sher9 and P''P il8 and j District No. 10 is to be congratula ted both their new quarters and their successful work. Fifty Years the Standard BAKING POVfDIR Ibid tfc rom tht flavor and adds to • hoalthfulnoss of tho food. PRIOK BAKING POWDER OO. CHIOAQO ADDITIONAL LOCAL. See our Dollar Hats in our Millinery display. The Golden Rule. 43 It pa., s to trade at Nielsens Jewelry & Music Store. Nielsens Jewelry and Music Store for prices, 43 43 To improve the appetite and streghtn en the digestion, try a few doses of Chamberlain's Stomach, Tablets. aud Liver Mr. Jr i!. Seitz, of détroit, Mich., sa vs, "They restored my appetite when impaired, relieved me of a bloat ed feeling and caused a pleasaut ami satisfactory movement of the Lowels." There are people in this community sale b °" m " dicine ranted. 5 u '.in. Fur Every box war If not perfectly satisfied money back at Nielsen's Jewelry Store. Two times as much goods for the same money at Nielsen's Jewelry Store. 43 43 LADIES!!! No need to send away from home to get pleating done. All kinds of accordiou pleating; any width up to 42 inches, and all work guaran teed, Prices reasonable at Mrs. Geo. E. Gardners. We are capturing the gift makers wûth our attractions in bright, beautiful presents for all. Christmas opportunity* Drug Co. 43-40 Don't miss this great Riter Bros. 44 iOnr display of holiday yoods is a pup «p success. It pleases because it is fr^sh, new and 'novel. It satisfies be cause it anticipates your every want. It j saves, because tbe prices are right a fid reasonable. Riter Bros. Drug Co. 44 ^The Wyoming supreme court has taken up the anti-gambling case, the outcome of which is awaited with inter est. The Wyoming statutes ptobibit gambling. All gambling institutions were closed for a time after the enact ment of the law, but finally resumed and have been in operation s*nce. the municipalities collecting a monthly fine in lieu of tbe license under the old law. The gamblers held that the law was not legally passed, and totest the case H. T: Hynde of Cheyenne instituted suit to compel the issuance of a license, and the » ase was certified to the. supreme court. The alleged irregularity in the the passage of tbe anti-gambling bill was in its reading, it being held that the bill was not read a third time as precribed by the constitution.