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NO* 34 MONTPELIER, IDAHO, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1904* VOL* X* OUR COUNTY COMMISSIONERS* Something About the Men Whom the Repuclicans Have Named as Their Candidates* The republican nominees for county commissioners of Bear Lake county are men eminently fitted for the office named. It would be a difficult matter to find three men who, by residence, occupation and business success and aptitude, are better fitted to perforin the duties that devolve upon county commis sioners. Edgar M. Allred of St. Charles, the nominee for the First district, was born in Utah 46 years ago, hut Bear Lake county has * been his home for the past 40 years. He is known as a cautious* conservative man and at the same time progres With such but economical. sive qualifications he has made a success of his own affairs, and being ac quainted with the conditions and requirements of his district, as well with the county in general, and by applying the methods acquired in the conduct of his own affairs, in as looking after the business of the it is plain to be seen that county, he will make an ideal commissioner. As to Jos. R. Shepherd, candidate in the Second district, it is useless to say anything, for during his 27 years residence in Bear Lake county he has acquired the acquaintance of almost every man, woman and child in the county, and he is esteemed by all. His remarkable ability as a merchant and business man gives him such qualifications for the office for which he is named that it is dif ficult, if not impossible, to find another man in the county his equal. Last hut not least is the Third district and the nominee from that district, Frank Wright, is one of which the people of the district may he proud and the people of the was named. county glad that he Mr. Wright is a comparatively having been born a young man, little over 30 years ago at Benning hich has been his home ever ton, w It is said that there is such 81HCC. a thing as an old head on young shoulders, and such is certainly the with Mr. Wright, as his success life has demonstrated. Begin with nothing and having re case in ning ceived no aid. save that of his own wits, the sweat of his brow and the labor of his own hands, he has be of the best fixed men, come one financially, not only of Bennington »recincl, * hut in the county. His wonderful energy and capacity tor work, together with his sagacity and conservatism has marked him as one of our best qualified citizens for the office foi which he has been named, j We can assure the people that in casting their votes on November 8th for the three men above named they will never have cause to regret it. Elect these three men and the coun'y will have a board of com missioners that, can be trusted and that will he a credit to the county in eytry way—progressive, fair, economical and conservative. » I Poles for Transmission Line* j E. B. Oaples, special agent for the Interior departme t, was here J last week and granted the Electric Light company permission to cut poles from government land for the transmission line between George- ; town and Montpelier. Mr. Caples i went up in the timber and marked | the trees to be cut, and the company : now has a force of men at work fel ling the trees and converting them into poles. It will take about 600 poles to carry the wire from George town to this city. The Democrats Organize. The democratic county central committee met in Montpelier last Saturday and organized by electing C. E. Harris, chairman and Ed C. Rich secretary and treasurer. The following were selected as members of the executive committee: Pugmire, Jas. E. Hart, H. H. Hoff, J. F. O'Conner and C. E. Harris. Headquarters during the campaign will he at the office of the Bear Lake Realty Co. A fair sized audience attended E. M. The Peace Demonstration. the peace demonstration at the L. D. S. meeting house last Saturday night. The house was apppopriate ly decorated lor the occasion and the meeting was presided over by Presidents Agnes Pierce and Luella Lindsay ot the Relief Society and the Young Ladies Mutual Improve ment Association, respectively. Mrs. Ed. Brady read a strongly written and highly interesting paper upon the Moral Effects of War. In a short talk M. F. Winters dwelt upon the idea of the origin of arbitration among nations and the desire for an escape from the arbitra nient of war, and of practical arbi tration, leading up to the Hague j conference, Eider Albert Herman talked upon j the Incompatibility of war with the j Christian life, and handled the sub ject in a most satisfactory manner, The resolutions suggested by the National Committee were presented and carried by a unanimous vote, j \ The meeting closed with benedic tion by Elder Jos. S. Robinson. OUR CITY FATHERS. I Pass Ordinance Raising Salaries of Police Officers to $65 and $75 a Month* The city council met in régulai session last night with all council men present. In the absence of j Mayor Williams, President Harris presided, J Ordinance No. 60, fixing the salaries certain city officers was reaf ^ the second time, and upon m °tion the rules were suspended and ; t '^ ,e ordinance was placed upon its i passage. | Councilman Douglas moved that : sa -l ar y °f the chief of police be fixed at $75 instead of $70, and that ; r °g u l ar police at $65 instead of $60. j m °Uon carried by a vote of 4 j Poynter and Ilairis voting no. The salary of the city engineer was fixed at $5 per day, with an al lowance of $2.50 a day for first as sistant and $2 for second assistant. \ 1 ? j j ! | ! W ith these changes the ordinance passed by a vote of 5 to 1, Poyntsr voting in the negative. The ordi nance will he published in our next i issue. j Councilman Holmes reported that i he had made diligent search for a j suitable place to be used for a durnp | ing grounds, but had been unable to find one. He thought the present place was alright if all dead animals hauled there were buried. Poynter said from a hygienic j standpoint the dumping ground ' should be below instead of above 1 the town, so that there would be no 1 possibility of drainage getting into our wells, Cl( j e( j to i e t the matter rest until the uex t meeting, the councilmen agree , j n g ^ 0 investigate the matter more j thoroughly, After considerable talk it was de The question of having property j owners repair defective sidewalks was discussed at some length and being instructed to present an ordi of nance that would provide effective means of having walks properly re resulted in the ordinance committee paired when in need of it. ; The clerk was instructed to no* tify Frank Jones, E. Strong and others to remove the dams in Mont 1 pelier creek, west of Ninth street, the within 15 days. 1 The cleak wos instructed to noti fy the Phelps parties to have the . Phelps addition platted, according to law, and to furnish the city with a copy of the plat. Building permits were granted to Matilda Trill, Win. Severns, W. G. Staley and Jeff Davis. The following bills were allowed: Thos. Barrett, road overseer... .$ 13 00 Wm. Perkins, watering trees in cemetery. John Blauser, strret work . Jacob Strueber, hauling gravel. . Wtti. Barrett, hauling gravel... Fred Rose, street work . C. E. O'Connor, salary city clerk 50 00 T. L. Glenn, salary city attorney 25 00 Dr. Hoover, salary city physic'n 25 00 Jacob Jones, sprinkling streets.. 234 90 Sidney Stevens Co., mdse. Jas. Lyons, repairing and caring for chemical engine for 1 year R. W. Gee, salary as police. Jack Heggie, night police. The bill of Studebaker Bros,, for $40,80, was laid over the reasan that all * the material had not yet taten furuished to the city. 4 00 75 (5 00 0 00 1 00 8 40 12 00 GO 00 00 00 St* Andrew's Guild. The Guild of St. Andrew's church held its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday of this week at the home of Mrs. Groo. Mrs. E. A. Pease, the president of the Guild was in the chair. All present entered heartily into a discussion of the winter's work. The treasurer reported balance on hand of $40.50. It was decided to hold the meet ings this winter at the homes of the guild members instead of at the church as formerly a Hallowe'en Party. The Women ot Woodcraft will give a Hallowe'en social, at which all kinds of Hallowe'en games will be provided, including the well. wishing Pumpkin pie and coffee will 4 4 »» he served. The admission, includ ing refreshments and Hallowe'en mysteries, will be 25 cents If you a humorous anecdote can tell, Bring it with you, the mirth to swell." H Card to the Public* Sonie of my political friends (?) have insidiously circulated a report to the effect that I was going to withdraw from the ticket as the re publican candidate for Sheriff. Thu is to inform ray friends and the public in general that I have tention whatever of withdrawing from the ticket. I am in the no in race to stay until I am either elected defeated on the eight of November, and I trust my friends will rally to my support, despite these insididous attacks or which are being made against me for the purpose of de feating me at the polls. Very respectfully, Walter Hook, Candidate for Sheriff.