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MONTPELIER NO. 15 MONTPELIER, IDAHO, FRIDAY, MAY 25, »906 VOL. XII OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS Closing Exercises Next Thursday and Friday Nights. 19 EIGHTH GRADE GRADUATES Eleven from Lincoln and Eight from Washington Building-Year Has Been a Successful One. The Montpelier public schools close next Friday and while the year has been a most successful one, the outlook for next year is that it will be the best one in the history of our town. The schools will be placed under one management, the same course of studies will be pursued in both buildings and a high school will be in- progress. There are nineteen graluateiefrom the eighth grade this year—eleyen from the Lincoln and eight from the Washington building. The pro gram for the week is as follows: WASHINGTON BUILDING. On Wednesday evening the pupils of the primary and intermediate grades are to entertain their parents and triends at the meeting house, with a cantata entitled, "A Day in the Woods," followed by "A National Reception." Ân admission fee of ten cents will be charged to help defray the expense of framing the pictures obtained by the recent Art Exhibit. Asa John Mrs. the at No PART I—CANTATA Synopsis—A number of children and an old Grandma happily spending a hol iday in the woods, singing songs, play ing and chatting, baye a number of surprises 'such as queer visitors, who are planets, a storm, and an entertaining gypsy girl. Pretty little solos, duets and choruses add to the charm of the piece. la of A CHARACTERS Grandma—Amy Winters. Children Gypsy—Leon Robinson. Dolly—Amy Dalrymple. Ida—Jennie Shoup. Flossie—Irene Holmes. Mande— Ebba Ahlgren. Tottie—Lillis Birch. Midge—Kathleen Quayle. May—Irene Pearce. Madge—Vunns Williams. Nora—Maurine Belles. Nellie—Morgaret Gmnig Frank—Joe Perkins. Sam—David Bnrgoyne. Joe—Elmer Clark. Planets : Jupiter—Ernest Hall. Venns— Phyllis Bnrgoyne. Neptune—Charles Teuscher. Mercury—Elgin Bridges. Mars—Henry Birch Moon—Jeanetta Bowen. Saturn--Louis Bowen: Earth— Lurena Barrett, Uranus—Nancy Phelps. ( omet— Mairiner Swensen. PAKT II—national reception. Characters at Uncle Sam's Party. Uurle Sum—Lucy Horton. Goddess of Liberty—Beatrice Irving Aunt Columbia— Hulda Herman. Indian-Carl George. Esquimau—Ernest Robinson. Turk—Milton Herman. English —Lncile Bnrgoyne and Leland Bolles. Iri«h—Pauline Severn and Mart Buckley. Norwegians—Edna Esther Koevene. Spanish—Maud Jones and Coral Sorensen. Chinaman—Sarah Horton. Japanese—Florence Oakley. Scotch—Maude Heggie and La von Hall. German—Rosella Grunig and James Holmes. French—Sylvia Westfall and Eugene Jewett. Italian—Elmora Bowen and Eugene Swenson and Bnrgoyne. EIGHTH GRADE EXERCISES The following pupils from tbe Washington building are entitled to eighth grade certificates: Winters, Jos. Burg««yne, Genevieve Williams, Mabel Pearce, Jennie Barrett, Myrtle Conley, Finch Ridd The class arc their Aims and Sylyta Jewett. «specially commended for thoroughness and their excellent record for the past three years. The final exercises will be held in the meeting bouse on Thursday even ing beginning it 8 o'clock. An ad to for nrssion fee of 10 cents will lie charged. Following in the program: PART i Music. Opening address-Jos. Bnrgoyne. Song-Seventh grade. Address to class and presentation of diplomus-J. S. Robison. Music-Seventh grade. PART II—TOMPKIN'S HIRED MAN By Eighth Grade. of CAST OF CHARACTERS . Alma Winters Asa Tompkins . Dixey, The hired man pel Genevieve Williams John Remington, In love with Louise.. .leunie Barrett Jerry, A country lad. .. Joe Burgoviie Louise, The adopted daughter. Mabel Pearce Julia, The only child-Sylvia Jewett Ruth, A naughty niece of Tompkins... .Finch Ridd Mrs. Sarah Tompkins, A woman with a secret or A in Myrtle Conley LINCOLN BUILDING The eighth grade graduates from the Lincoln building are: Florence Case, Nellie Gee. Cecil Hull. Earl Jonley, Bessie Layng, Kathleen O'Connor, Raymond Reese, Forrest Stuart, Harold Toonier, Marguerite Whitman and Mildred Whitman. They will give their final exercises at the opera next Friday evening. No admission fee will be charged. The program will be as follows: Instrumental Music-Earl Jonley. Salutatory-Nellie Gee. Success in Life-Kathleen O'Connor. Auld Lang Syne-Forrest Stuart. Class Poeui-Florence Case. Vocal Solo-Bessie Lnyng. Class Histoiy-Margnerite Whitman. Class Prophecy-Raymond Reese. Class Will-Harold Tooiner. Instrumental Solo-Mildred Whitman. Valedictory-Cecil Hull. Address to Class-Hon. Phil. Averitt. Presentation of diplomas F . L. Willis. Postmaster Robbed. G. W. Fouts, Postmaster at Riverton, la , nearly lost his life and was robbed of all comfort, according to his letter, which says: "For 20 years 1 had chronic liver complaint, which led to a such a severe case of Jaundice that even my Anger nails turned yellow; when uy doctor prescribed Electric Bitters which cured me and have kept me well for eleven years " Sure cure for biliousness, neurrlgla, weakness and all Stomach, liver, kidney and bladder derangements. A wonderful tonic. At Rlter Bros. Drug Co. Price 5oc. THE RAILROAD RATE BILL. Some Provisions of the Measure as Pasted by the Senate. The railroad rate bill passed the senate last Friday with only three dissenting votes. It, is now up to the house to accept the amendments which were added to the bill by the senate, and there is but little doubt but what the measure will go to the president for his signature in prac tically the same form as it stands to day. The principal purpose of the bill is to permit the inter-state com merce commission to fix rates. The provision conferring this authority is found in the fourth section of the bill, which amends section 15 of the interstate commerce law so as to ac complish this result. That section directs the commission to investigate complaints on unjust and unreason able charges on the part of the com mon carriers in the transportation of persons or property, or of regula tions or of pra«diees affecting such charges. It also authorizes an in as to whether the rates or quiry practices aie "unjustly discrimin atory or unduly preferential or pre judicial or otherwise in violation of the act" and in case any of these conditions are alleged to exist the commission is empowered to deter mine and prescribe what will be the just and reasonable maximum rate and what regulation or practice is just, reasonable and fair. Further iiithonty is given the commission : o enforce its orders, and they are to go into effect within 30 days and continue in force for two years un less suspended, modified orstt aside by the commission or by a court of competent jurisdiction, powers conferred by this section are to apportion joint fares, establish to arc in Other through routes and maximum joint rates and prescribe their division, and to determine the compensation to be paid to shippers doing service for carriers. Section 10 of the present law is so changed as to provide for an award of pecuniary damages to complain ants found entitled, and in case pay ment is not promptly made in ac cordance with this award the bene ficiary is authorized to file suit in a United States circuit court to com pel compliance. The finding of the is to be received as commission prima facie evidence of the facts in such suits, and the petitioner is ab solved from all liability for acts. Another provision renders legal the service of the orders of the commis sion through the mails and provides that these orders shall lake effect JO days after service unless suspended or modified by the commission or suspended or set aside by the courts. A penalty of *5000 for each offense in disobedience of the order is im posed and the penalty is to accumu late at the rate of *5000 a day in case of continuous violation. Orders other than those for money pay ments are to be enforced by the federal courts through writs of mandamus or injunctions, and in case of appeal *o the supreme court these cases are to be given preference over all others except those of a criminal character. The bill was amended by the sen ate so as to give the United States circuit courts jurisdiction to enter tain suits brought to annul or change the orders of the commission and to provide against the granting of interlocutory decrees without the hearing and mak'ng appeals from such orders direct to the supreme court. Other provisions extend the defin ition of tne word railroad so as to make it include switches, tracks, spurs, terminal facilities, freight depots, yards and grounds, and de fines the word "transportation" so as to make it embrace cars and other facilities for shipment or carriage "irrespective of ownership or of any contract," the intention being to make the railroads respons ible for all special car service, made the duty of carriers to furnish special car service upon reasonable request. Senate amendments include oil pipe lines, express companies and shipping car companies under the head of "common carriers" and make them amenable to the require ments of the bill. Other senate modifications prohibit the issuance of passes or the granting of special favors to one class of passengers over another; prohibit railroad com panies from transporting commod ities produced by themselves; require such companies to put in switches at the reasonable request of shippers, prohibit the granting or acceptance of rebates, and provide imprison ment as the penalty for violation of the law. There are also changes in the law relative to the reports to be required of common carriers, and a penalty of $100 a day is imposed for failure to comply with the report require ment. The commission is given access to the accounts of the companies af fected by the act, but examiners are forbidden, under penalty of heavy fine and long imprisonment, from divulging the facts ascertained. Fines of *500 for each failure to keep proper accounts is provided. A falsification of accounts is made punishable by fine and imprison ment. Circuit an 1 district courts of the United States are given jurisdiction over all complaint* by the commis sion of failure to comply with its orders, and such courts are required to issue writs of m indamus cc m pelling such compliance. It 18 or of the is are un of are Base ball Dext Wednesday. by in ed DUBOIS IN CONTROL. Had Everything His Way at State Committee Meeting-H. H. Hoff Fired from Committee. The democratic state central com mittee met in Boise last Monday to fix the time and place for holding the state convention. That the committee might act advisedly upon all questions that might come betöre it, the first order of business was the reading of a letter from Senator Dubois, in which he cracked the party whip and sounded the "key note" for the coming campaign. As was to be expected the Senator designates himself and the Mormon question as the paramount issues. The roll call showed that out of the 12 members of the committee, there was an attendance in person or by proxy only '.Ml. When the name of ".I. McCart, vice H. II. Hoff, resigned," was read as the committeeman from Bear Lake, Mr. Hotf, who was present, rose and protested. He was put off for a moment, but was given an op portunity to explain the situation in Bear Lake to the committee a little later. When given the opportunity, Mr. Hoff stated that he had been regular ly chosen as state committeeman from Bear Lake county, but had been summarily deposed from that place by the state chairman, and he asked of the committee that it rein state him as the representative from Bear Lake. He had been a demo crat all his life, and did not like being deposed without reason. Chairman Jackson stated in reply that Mr. Hoff had neglected and re fused to perform the duties of his position during the last campaign, and that the committee had found it necessary to replace Mr. Hoff with a man who would act. Judge Perky and Frank Martin of Boise each made earnest pleas in behalf of Mr. Hoff, hut the commit tee turned a deaf ear to their plead ings and promptly fired him. Strange to say, however, J. S. Bar rett, w'ho was present with Ed Pug mire's proxy, was permitted to hold a seat in the meeting. Monday, August 0 was fixed as the time and Coeur d'Alene City as the place for holding the copyen tion. Boise extended a hearty invi tation to the committee to hold the convention there, but it was the wish of Senator Dubois that the convention should be held in the north, and the master's wish was obediently followed. Some one moved that a committee it to its m be appointed lo fix the apportion ment of delegates for each county, but as this matter had already been attended to by Jackson and Hutchin son during their visit with Boss Fred in Washington, and no com mittee was appointed. The repre sentation, as fixed by Freddie and his right and left bowers, provides tor a total of 244 delegates, upon a basis of one delegate for every 100 votes cast for Hcitfeld two years ago, or major fraction thereof. This gives Bear Lake county onl\ three delegates. The following resolutions wer« adopted and the committee tuen ad journed: "The democratic state central com mittee of Idaho, regularly assembled at Boise, congratulates tbe democracy ot the state upon tbe splendid courage of its members and their devotion to tbe principles of free government. "The infamous murder of ex-Goveru or Frank Rteunenberg demands tbe prompt punishment of the guilty, and tbe full and complete vindication of the law. "Tbe people of Idaho will no longer tolerate ihterference by any secret, oatb bonnd organization, in the political af fairs of the state. They demand the right to select their own officers, and to make their own laws, free from the covert dictation of the Mormon hier archy. "Our United States senators should not be the creatures of political rings, or the representatives of special corpor ate interests, but they should be chosen by the people themselves. Therefore, in the absence of a direct primary law. which we favor, we insist that the next United States senator be nominated by the people in convention assembled. "We heartily endorse the recotd of Honorable Fred T. Dubois in the Unit ed States senate and commend lo the people of Idaho his patriotism and statesmanship. "In a fight for principles there is no place for traitors or parasites. tbo*e and those only who are loyal to the party in its heroic straggle for polit ical indedendence and decency, attend the doemcratic primaries." Let. 0n the Diamond. The game of ball at Soda Springs last Sunday between the Montpelier and Soda Springs nines was called off at the end of the seventh inning on account of rain, with the score standing 8 to 8. As it was the first attempt of the season for both nines, it was not expected that either one would put up very good games. Howeyer, considering all condi tions, the game was satisfactory. Soda Springs made all but one of their runs in the second inning when, through a comedy of errors on the part of the home team, they placed seven runs to their credit. After that our boys settled down to business and gave Soda goose eggs on short order in the third, fourth and fifth innings. In the sixth Soda placed one more tally to their score. Montpelier had the honor of plac ing one ran to iheir credit in the first inning. The other scores' were divided as follows: three in the second, one in the fifth and three in the sixth. Soda has a much stronger team than last year, and with a little practice they will be able to go against any amateur team m the state. The team will receive the handsome donation of *80 a month, for four months, from the mer chants of the town, which giyes the team great encouragement and makes them feel like playing ball.. Although Montpelier will have only about four ol last year's play ers in the line-up this year, we be lieve that the learn will show up fully as strong as last season. Soda Springs will play here next Wednesday—Decoration Day, and thev are coming up with the deter mination of taking the big end of the gate receipts. This will be tbe first game of the season here and if the weather is favorable there ought to be a big attendance. The Montpelier team will entertain the visitors with a big dance at the opera house at night. The Montpelier teajn will p'ay ball at Foeatello next Sunday and on Sunday, June J, the Gate City team will play here. Sale of Full Blooded Stallions. Messrs. Metz & Sons, of Home wood, III., have been in Montpelier Tor some time disposing of a car of dorses to horsemen »n southeastern Idaho, southwestern Wyoming and northern Utah. They met with good success, selling several French Coach, Hackney an«] Percheron stallions. Being in a hurry to re turn home, they left their last one, a fine imported French Coach horse, number 6551, registered in the French Coach Society of America, with Miles Bros, of Sharon. llis sire was the French government stallion Noble, and his dam Eva, both full-blooded French Coachers. We understand that he will be kept lor service at their ranch, and that the horse has been left in their hands for sale. Not if as Rich as Rockefeller If you bail all tbe wealth of Rockefeller be Standard OU Magnate, you could •lot buy a better medlclnefor bowel com plaints than Chamtierlaln'n Colic, Cholera vnd Diarrhoea Remedy. The most eml •lent physician cannot prescribe a l«etter •»réparation for colic and diarrhoea, both tor children and adults. Tbe uniform nccess of this remedy has shown it to be superior to all others. It never falls and when reduced with water ami sweetened is pleasant to take. Every family should be supplied with It, Foi sale by Rlter Bros. Drug Co. to NEWS OF THE STATE Review of the Week's Happenings in Idaho AS GLEANED FROM EXCHANGES Talcs from Mountain and Vale Briefly Told for Benefit of the Examin er's Readers. Pocatello will celebrate thé Glo rious Fourth in a glorious manner. The Bell Telephone company will erect a new central office at Black foot. Fred Gooding sold bis wool clip at Hailey hist Saturday for 24 cent* a pound. The republicans ol Latah county will nominale their county ticket on July 10. Idaho Falls has sent six car load* of provisions, etc, to'Tibe California sufferers. Tne prohibition party of Idaho will meet in Boise on June 28 for the purpose of nominating a state ticket. The assessed valuation of Cassia county this year will show an in crease of more than $1,000,000 oyer Inst year. Five car loads of hogs were shipped from Rigby to Portland last week. The shipment aggregated *6,400. Something like 100,000 feet of lumber is being produced each day by the saw mills in the 'vicinity of Council. George White, who was recently discharged from the St. Anthony reform school, was arrested last Saturday at Pocatello for issuing bogus checks. The sheriff of Lemhi county was arrested last week for disturbing the peace and using profane language He wav in the presence of women, fined $35 and costs. More than *6,000,000 are invested in manufactories in Kootenai county. The plants employ about 3,000 men and the total output of the estab lishments was $5,500,000. Last week buyers distributed about $20.000 among the cattle raisers of Lemhi county. One man sold 150 cows, with calves at side, prices ranging from $24 to $26 a head. The Wheelwright Construction company of Ogden has secured the contract for putting in the Rexburg water works. The contract calls for the completion of the works in four months. On account of ill health, Mrr. Mary Ridenbauurh has tendered her resignation as a member of tbe board of regents of the University of Idaho. She has been a member of the board for five years. The Fayette Driving Club and Fair Association, which was recent ly organized with a capital of *10,000, is pushing work on the fair grounds and hopes to be able to hold a big fair and race meet next fall. at The Idaho Falls council has called a special election tor June 19 to vote on the proposition of issuing bonds to the amount of $ 4 Ï ,000 for the purpose of improving and ex tending the water works and electric light system. Caldwell will soon be the home of two daily newspapers, if state ments now made are correct. The Caldwell News announces that it will begin tbe publication of a daily on June 1st. The other daily is to be published by IL L. Titus, the socialist agitator. It pours theoll of life Into yoursystem. ft warms you up and starts the lifeblood circulating ^That's what Hollister's Rocky Mountain Tea does, an cents. Ask vnur Druggist.