MONTPELIER, IDAHO, FRIDAY, JUNE i, 1906
FEW PRESS OPINIONS
What Some of the Papers Say of
Dubois and His Policy.
SOME SEVERE CRITICISMS
Leading Democratic Journals Opposed
to Making Mormon Question the
The tone of the proceedings of
the democratic committee meeting
at. Boise does not seem to indicate
any improvement in the morale of
the jparty organization. Its main
business still seems to be to accuse,
to blame, to quarrel and read out
members of the party, just as it has
been doing for some years past now
There seem to be a pair or so of fool
fayorites in charge of the party
machinery who look upon the or
ganization largely as a means of
getting even with some one, first
over one thing and then over an
other. The general public has, of
course, little or no interest in the
ins and outs of the party's troubles
and is only concerned with its affairs
as an instrumentality of govern
ment. The public is rightfully con
cerned that this party should be
ready and fit for the functions of
governmental such time as a change
of administration might appear de
sirable and is therefore entitled to a
better display of its purposes and
its plans than has been given recent
ly. The mtsleaders of the party
have apparently done their utmost
to keep up a contention on the in
aide, against each other, and it is
high time some strong hand should
take hold of it lest it should better
be disbanded and quit the political
and displacement from the top to
the foot of the ladder, the failure is
not chargeable chiefly to the oppon
V ents of the party, but rather to its
wild and woolly friends on the in
side.—Lewiston Tribune. (Dem )
In the loss of recent elections
The meeting of the democratic
state central committee which met
at Boise Monday was, as had been
anticipated, strictly under the dom
ination of Dubois. In fact, Chair
man Jackson had to get a letter
from Dubois, telling him just wliat j
the democratic party must do, 1 e
fore he could hold the meeting. The j
paramount issues of the democratic
party, according to Fred, are the
Mormon question, Smoot's seat, and
the Montpelier postmastership.
In the resolutions adopted by the
committee there is no mention of
democratic principles. The only
principles are Dubois and Anti
Mormonism. Those who do not
subscribe to these vagaries, and
these alone, are invited to stay away
i> from the democratic primaries,
llow long do democrats intend to
stand snob dictation? How long
will they submit to parly demoraliz
ation to serve the private ambition
of one individual?—Parma Herald,
Senator Dubois is Idaho's 1 rght
est and most clever politician. He
has had his face m the public crib
since Tige was a pup.
played the political game on all sides
of the fence, and then some. He
now poses as the savior of the peo
ple of Idaho, who he claims are in
the clutches of the horrible octopus,
rely strangling the manhood and
womanhood of Idaho. I his is a
which is slowly but
bunch of bad dope to tiy to force
down the throats of Idaho people.
We have no objection to the Sena
tjfcr having office, but we do object
** tb his attempt to persecute tbe Mor
people for political
only. If Idaho is in the condition
Dubois says we are in, right think
ing people ought to all get up and
leave. Tbe gallant gentleman is a
wonder, and if he can give us tbe
proof of all these crimes he alleges,
will help him in his holy war of
'xterm'nation. But when the X-ray
turned on it will be found that
Senator Dubois is carrying around
photograph with his autograph:
•'Yours for office, Fred T. Dubois."
Polygamous living should be
-■topped without any mercy accom
panying the process, whether it is
practiced by Mormons or non Mor
mons, but bow is this political pow
of the Mormons to be destroyed.
All religious organizations possess
political power, and for exercising
should that power be destroyed?
Senator Dubois possesses a political
power, and has possessed it for a
great many years, li has boon an
invincible power, lie would surely
most seriously object to having it
ruthlessly destroyed. * *
There is one way to destroy the
political power of an organization,
and that is by disfranchising its
members. The people of Idaho will
not endorse such a radical and un
just measure. They will, however,
fivor legislation tor the suppression
of polygamy if a law car. be framed
that would give promise of being
more effective than the one we now
have. But Senator Dubois will
have to acquire more power than he
has heretofore possessed to destroy
the political power of Mormonism
or any other religious denomination.
—Idaho City World.
The dispatch further says, after
giving the "paramount issue" that
the Senator has proposed for the old
line democrats of Idaho, who were
making their own platforms and
voting the ticket while Senator Du
bois was a republican office holder,
that "as to the other issues to be
considered by the state convention,
Senator Dubois leaves all to the
wisdom of a majority of delegates."
Think of that, you democrats who
imagine that your party is governed
by majority rule. Senator Dubois
cuts out and hands to you, ready
made, the great issue from his
standpoint as an office seeker, and
as to what he considers minor
democratic party of Idaho would
submit to such off» nsiye acts of
bossism except for the fact that it
matters, he leaves you to pursue
such a course as you may desire.
We could n< t believe that even the
submitted to the same thing two
The democratic party
of Idaho exists for no other reason
than to be useful to Senator Dubois.
—W allace Press.
The recent meeting of the so
called democratic state central com
mittee there was furnished the only
example so far as known in this
country, where a party committee
sought to forbid tde participation
in the primaries of the party, those
members of the organization who
differ in some matters of policy
from those in control of the machin
If this be not party machinery
or bossism gone mad, then America
has never seen an example of it.
This machine ousts from its mem
bersnip the duly elected representa
tives of the party who do not fully
agree with them in their party ma
chinations, they tell the members of
the party what, aud what only, they
may fight for, and they calmly tell
those who do not agree with them
that they may no longer have even
an opportunity of contesting the
matter with them in the primaries.
Such dictation, such contempt of
American citizenship and independ
ence, such determination to ride
rough shod oyer the rights of the
people,- has never been seen—no,
not even in the palmiest days of
Mormon domination.-Pocatello Ad
Steunenber* Memorial Monument.
The executive committee of the
Frank Steunenberg Memorial asso
ciation held a meeting ia Boise
Wednesday to further consider plans
carrying on the work. A num
ber of letters from sculptors were
read, making suggestions about tue
undertaking and giving some tenta
tive estimates of the cost of such a
monument as would do justice to
Atter discussing the subject fully,
the committee determined the mon
ument should Le as plain as con
sistent with artistic perfection. It
was lurther agreed that the sum
necessary for the work would be
about $25,000, and it was deter
mined to raise that sum by popular
The Gem ot the Mountain (Midi
met at the home of Mrs. Blaine last
sponded to roll call with farewell
Mesdames Pease, Blaine and Spi
dell were appointed by the president
to draft resolutions of sympathy to
our State President, Mrs. Standrod
of Pocatello, on the death of her
A vote ot thanks was tendered
Miss Hughes for her work in pro
viding entertainments, the proceeds
of which are to be used to buy
frames for the pictures purchased
recently for the schools by the Club.
The Club also served ice cream and
cake at the Decoration Day dance to
assist in purchasing these trames.
The following officers were elect
ed for the ensuing year:
President, Mrs. Mattie Huff.
First vice president, Mrs. Eliza
Second vice president, Mrs. Minnie
Secretary, Mrs. Nellie Spidell.
Treasurer, Mrs. Leverna Pease.
Critic,' Mrs. F. R. Willis.
Reporter, Mrs. Mary R. Harris.
Delegates to the district conven
tion at Pocatello in October, Mrs.
Annie G. Hunter and Mrs. Leverna
Pease. Alternates, Mrs. Redman
and Mrs. Fletcher.
The Club adjourned to meet next
Mormonism is Issue.
The Satt Lake Herald of last Sun
day had a column article from its
Boise correspondent booming Judge
Siockslager for the gubernatorial
nomination on the democratic ticket.
In touching upon the issue in the
coming campaign the writer said:/
"From Senator Dubois down the
democratic leaders bave determined
to wage their battle on the issue of
opposition to the Mormon church.
The breach between the Idaho "un
terrified" and the adherents of Mor
monism is too wide to be bridged.
Democratic leaders have determined
to carry their opposition to the
church to the point of re-enacting
the famous 'test oath' if they gain
control of the legislature. In brief
that means that the democratic pro
gram is to disfranchise each and
every Mormon in Idaho. That is
Senator Dubois' plan, and back of
him are the leaders of the dominant
faction of his party.
"Judge Stocksiager has never
figured as a pronounced opponent of
the church. He has been on the
bench since the issae became acute,
and has not been forced to take a
stand. But he bas told his party
friends that he favors making the
Mortn >n issue the paramount one of
the campaign; that he stands with
the party on the question and that,
if elected governor, his influence
will be exerted toward carrying out
the party platfoim."
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PUBLIC SCHOOL MATTERS.
Trustees Organize and Elect Some
cf the Teachers for Next Year.
The trustees of Montpelier inde
pendent school district met last Sat
urday night and organized by elect
ing F. M. Winters, chairman, W. R.
Holmes, clerk and Richard Groo
treasurer. The bond of the treasur
er was fixed at $10,000. Mr. Groo
furnished the bond with G. C. Gray
and J. R. Brennan as sureties. The
board met again Tuesday night and
elected a portion of lhe teachers as
Superintendent, F. L. Willis.
Principal of Lincoln school, Wil
son I,. Blaine.
First primary, Mrs. F. L. '' illis.
Second primary, Mrs.
First primary of Washington
school, Miss Rose Lau.
Second primary, Miss
Miss Ethel Stevens of Oakley,
Utah, was elected as teacher for the
5th and 6th grades, but it was not
determined in which building she
would be assigned.
The election of two oth_r grade
teachers and principal of the Wash
ington school was deterred until the
regular meeting of the board on
Neither Mrs. Chamberlaine nor
the Misses Bairett, Hughes and
Hoggsette were applicants for re
election. Miss Hughes and Miss
Hoggsette expect to teach iu the
Lincoln, Neb., schools next year.
The salary of the clerk of the
board was fixed at $100 a year.
The salary of Superintendent
Willis was fixed at $115 a month;
that of the principals of the build
ings at $80 a month each and that
of the grade teachers at $05 a month.
The board decided to establish a
high school course, but the location
of the high school room has not
been agreed upon. It is quite likely,
however, that the vacant room in
the Washington biildiig w.ll Le
fitted up and uted for high 6ch jol
purposes until such time as 1 on Is
are voted for the erection of a high
There are many people who I ave used
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who are unknown is-cause they have
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toward making it a household word by
their personal recommendations to
friends and neighbors. It is a good med
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Cn the Diamond.
The weather the past week has
caused much weeping and wailing
and gnashing of teeth among ball
players and "fans." The game that
was to have been played at Poca
tello last Sunday, between the Mont
pelier and Gate City teams, had to
be called off on account of rain, as
was also the game here Wednesday
between Soda Springs and Mont
It looks now, however, like the
weather man had decided to be good
for a few days. At any rate, the
Pocatello and Montpelier teams
have decided to take a long chance
on the weather and will play ballon
the Montpelier diamond next Sun
day, June 3rd. The game promises
to be a fast and furious one as the
winning team will pocket all of the
gate receipts. The Montpelier team
realizes that they are up against
hard proposition as they have only
played a portion of one game this
season, while the Gate City aggre
gation has played at least six. But
Montpelier's team is composed
nervy lads and they are not worry
ing in the least about losing the
So if the weather man will only
be good and give us a decent day
next Sunday the lovers of the
national game will see one of ibe
liveliest contests ever witnessed on
the home grounds.
The game will be called at 2 : 80 .
All of the fans in Bear Lake county
should be there wiih their shouting
HOW ABOUT IT?
I» Montpelier Going to Celebrate
on July Fourth?
The meeting I hat was called for
last Monday night to consider tin
proposition of celebrating on Jiilj
4th was attended by less than a half
dozen business men and two or three
others. All present, however, ex
pressed themselves as being in fay or
of celebrating. After ait informal
discussion it was decided to hold an-,
other meeting tomorrow (Saturday)
night at the Commercial Club rooms
at which it will finally be deter
mined whether or not we are going
The time is getting short and if
we are going to celebrate, it must
be determined tomorrow night, so
every business man should make it
a point to be at the meeting.
CASES WERE POSTPONED.
The Steunenberg Murder Cases Con
tinued Next December.
On motion of the prosecution,
the cases against Moyer, Haywood
and Pettibone were continued yes
terday by Judge Smith until the
federal supreme court shall havp
rendered a decision in the habeas
corpus proceedings instituted in bi
half of the defendants. The outlook
is that the defendants will not he
brought to trial before Decemlier.
The defense renewed a motion to
admit the prisoners to bail, but this
was denied by Judge Smith. The
motion made by lhe prosecution in
this case was based upon the United
States statute which declares null
and void state proceedings against
a defendant who has an appeal pend
ing in the United States supreme
court from a decision of a circuit
court denying a writ of habeas
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Rev. Chamberlaine Ordained.
Rev. Alward Chamberlaine, mis
sionary in charge of the Episcopal
church here, went to Boise Wedncs
day to attend the annual convoca
tion of the Episcopal church ot this
diocese. On next Sunday morning
Rev. Chamberlaine will receive his
full ordination to the ministry
thiough the apostolic rite of laying
| on of hands by the Rt. Rev. James
B. Funsteu, bishop of Boise. The
ordination service will take place in
.he Cathedral at 11 a. in. All
Episcopal clergymen attending the
convocation will assist in the ser
After returning from Boise, Rev
and Mrs. Chamberlaine shortly leave
for a two months' visit to Baltimore
and New York. During their ab
sence Rev. E. R. Jones of Pocatello,
will hold occasional service here.
Heyburn is Worse.
A Washington special to yester
days Capitol News that Senetor
Heyburn's condition is alarming,
a He experienced a sudden change for
the worse yesterday morning and
When the baby talks, It Is time to give
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loving mothers. It makes them eat,
sleep and grow. 85 cents. Tea, or Tab
is very weak,
he is iu no immediate danger but
privately they are not so sanguine.
His physicians say
lets. Ask your Druggist.
NEWS OF THE STATE
Review of the Week's Happenings
AS GLEANED FROM EXCHANGES
Tales from Mountain and Vale Briefly
Told for Benefit of the Examin
A fair association is being organ
ized at St. Anthony.
Work will begin in a few days on
Pocatello's new $15,000 hospital.
Coeur d'Alene will blow in $2500
on its Fourth of July celebration.
The Methodists of Coeur d'Alene
will erect :■ $15,000 temple of wor
ship Ibis year.
The Hailey council has granted a
franchise to a company to put in a
system of water works.
Miss Permeal French, ex-state
superintendent of public instruction,
has gone to Chicago to reside per
The Short Line is ballasting its
track between Pocatello and Dubois
and $110,000 has been appropriated
for the work.
The little town of Driggs in Fre
mont county, now has a bank. It
opened for business last week with a
capital of $15,000.
Twelve hundred dollars in purses ,
have been hung up by the citizens
of Hailey for a three days' race meet
on July 4, 5 and 0.
A Scotch syndicate has secured
options on seyeral of the best claims
in the Seven Devils district and will
soon begin active development work
S. II. Clay and J. M. Thompson
of Caldwell, are preparing for pub
lication a life of former Governor
A flouring mill of 200 barrel
capacity and a large planing mill
are two enterprises that the Herald
says are booked for Nampa this
A combination haryester, one that
will cut, thresh, clean and sack
grain in one operation, has been
practically completed and given its
final test by S. Qtiesnoll and A. M.
Anderson, of Moscow.
The Record says that more than
1000 men are now employed in
Nampa and vicinity erecting fac
tories, business blocks, residences
anil other institutions that go to
make a thriving city.
Capt. 1). B. Varney, one of th«
pioneers of Idaho died at his home
in Custer recently. Deceased had
been a resident of Custer and Lemhi,
counties since 1807. In 1878 ho
was elected a member of the terri
torial legislature from Lemhi county
A spcc : al meeting of the Idaho
Wool Growers' Association will be
held in Boise on June 4th to make
arrangements for shipping wool
cast on consignment or some other
plan. This action is taken because
of the concerte 1 efforts of the
buyers to depress the price of wool.
Last Saturday the president signed
a proclamation creating the Bear
River forest reserve, in the southern
part of this state, embracing 685,
000 acres. A small part of the re
serve extends into l^tah. This re
serve has been created principally t»
protect the water supply of th»
Malad and Marsh valleys.
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