The MONTPELIER EXAMINER
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Montpelier, Bear Lake Co., Idaho, January 6, 1905
All officials elect whether connty or precinct, should
bear in mind that their official bonds should be ready for ap
proval by the Board of Connty Commissioners on Monday,
Sureties on bonds should justify in double the amount of.
the bond. In other wo_rds if a bond is for the sum of $1000
there must be two sureties each of whom must swear that he
is worth the sum $1000 over and above his debts and liabili
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services as election registrar must be prop
^ *erly itemized showing the number of transferred names and
the number of electors sworn by the registrar.
If these suggestions are observed by newly elected of
If the bond required to be given is $2000 or of any
amount more than $1000 the sureties may each justify in any
sum not less than $500 but the aggregate amount for which
all the sureties justify must be double the amount of the
All county officers must take the oath of office before
the chairman of the ,
einet officers mav tak
oard of county . commissioners,
the oath before a Notary PubH
,tp jwJthînister oaths.
'ace and constables are requires
Road overseers, a bond of $300.
Ls r ■
r bill for
ficials the Board of Commissioners will be able to get through
with business expeditiously, otherwise there will be delays '
and it will be necessary perhaps for some to hunt up ad
GIVE THE PEOPLE A SQUARE DEAL,
faithful performance Of public duties has been seized upon
by prosecuting officials in several states, and people whoj
hold office, no matter whether federal or state, have about j
concluded that there is only one course to pursue and that is
to use the language of the President, to "give the people a!
square deal." The President stands for efficiency in the
public service, and the game of graft and political pull don't
go. Only the other day United States District Attorney
Hall of Oregon, although just recently reappointed upon the
recommendation of the Oregon delegation in Congress, was
summarily dismissed from the service for shielding
Since President Roosevelt took a hand at investigating
postal frauds and other unlawful actions on the part of gov
ernment officials in other departments, the idea of securing!
high government officials, and a leading' attorney from
Chicago has been sent bv the government to Oregon to assist
111 unearthing the land frauds in which U. S. Senator
Mitchell and Congressman Binger Herman are implicated.
No official cloak can hide a dishonest man. A public office!
is a public trust and one who betrays his trust must suffer
the consequences. Contemplate the humiliation suffered by
such'men as Senator Burton of Kansas who, by accepting a
bribe from a corporation, has been convicted and sentenced
to imprisonment. Senator Dietrich of Nebraska, fora like
offense, while escaping the penalties of the law on a tech
nicality is repudiated in his own state and his place in the
iWhen in doubt
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A. HOOVER, Hanager.
Senate is to be filled by Representative Burkett,
even U. S. Senators, must know that they are subject to the
penalties for wrong doing as all other persons.
There is only one danger which appears to
us as apt to
spring from these commendable ^investigations into the pub
lic service. It is this: There are and always will be
scrupulous politicians and it appears to us that many of them
for the purpose of injuring a riyal will file charges
honest men, and while the charges would be false they have
theii effect on public sentiment and in
stroy the good name which a man prizes more than all
official honors which might be heaped upon him.
charges may be filed ostensibly to benefit the service but
real ly t< > bl ac kept h e reputatio n of some worthy official.
al could vindicate himself,
.shadow of lingering suspicion
Irf frfe Wt nmâ which vindication cannot
move; However^Tne mere fact that there may be an occa
sional injustice done an honest official, is no reason for
neglecting investigations. Let the good work go on and
public service will in the end be distinguishable and
thing apart from graft and corruption,
many instances de
After the two democratic members of the lower house of
our legislature went to the trouble of holding a caucus and
' se \ e , ( : t ^ n o a attaches, it was real mean of the re
publican majority not to give the two democrats an oppor
tunity to vote in open session upon those whom thev had
I selected to fill the various offices.
the Fielding Academy at Paris on Sat
urday, Jan. 14, beginning at 10:^0 a. in.
Following is the program:
j ( p ir Supermtendents-Mr. Sorenson.
Language-Miss Sullivan. ,
Discussion led by Miss Neva Ander- j
Queatum8 ou White . 8 School Man
j The next regular meeting of the B. L.
E. A. will be held in the auditorium of
Recitatiou—Miss Minerva Woolley.
j Paper, Practical Methods of Teaching j
Grammar -Chas. Linford. ;
Discussion led by Mr. Fred Evans. I
Song 7 Prof. Haag.
chaps. 5, r>, 7,-Mrs. Lovelace. ,
I Business. !
Critie ' 8 Re P° rt -
* reWS 1 ee ***£•
A J d h ^ w re 8 gn o' il " 0 " , " y l "" t ^*^
| evening at the home of Mrs. Hoover *
with the President, Mrs. Pease in the :
Seventeen regular members
present and the following invited guests:
Mrs. Underwood, Miss Florence Under
wood, Miss Gladys Gibson and Mrs.
^ uew a,eml)ers were elected, y iz:
If, ammond and Mrs. Clark,
lhe treasurer. Miss William
01 The °« ÎT n w° f * 92 ' 49 '
ed ™ dy ^ ltte ® r ®P® rt '
, engaged ln th * work. The chiidrdnot
j t ^ e -^ nday sch ° o1 have raised the
was started bv Mrs. Chapman last
spring. This fund has
as a Christ
Votes of thanks and
j wei e extended to the chairman and
; members of the different committees
I who » av « 8° generously ot their time &
!^" ts ln , p ™ pa . nng a fe8tiv ai|for the
, the church. ; g
! After the business meeting there was
a Short literary program, the"' singing of
college sou B s" and games,
* an " ^ t "." d ° nt who ha8 taken
: ciaimskn™™ «°Tk the miniug
, m T 8 K " own »8 the Emma and O'Con
nor, I will prosecute them to the full
extent of the law.
I'. J. McDermott.
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