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No. 14 VOL. XVI MONTPELIER, IDAHO, FRIDAY, MAY 6, 1910 GOSSIP ABOUT S LOCAL CANDIDATES Time is Near at Hand When Those Who Have Political Aspirations Must Let it be known -List of Probable Candidates* Ah the political pot will begin boiling Hcveral months earlier thin year, than it has in the pant, owing to the provisions of the new primary law, it will be necessary for all who have political aspirations to get their names before the public within the next three months. Although as yet we have heard of but few names niemtioned among the republicans of Bear Lake county a*» being avowed candidates, there is more or less talk about probable aspirants for the various offices. Eor state senator, it is said that Wm. L. Rich, will likely be a candi date again. However, the Senator declares that he has not as yet given the matter any thought. The name of J. R. Shepherd has niemtioned in connection with the senatorial nomination. Since his elevation to the presidency of the Bear Lake stake, Mr. Shepherd has taken but little part in local politics and it is very, doubtful if he could be prevailed upon to enter the field, in the event that Senator Rich de cides not to become a candidate. However, we cousider that Presi dent Shepherd would make a strong candidate, and in the event of his election, of which there would be little doubt, Bear Lake County would be ably represented in the upper branch of the next legislature. We have also heard the name of Sheriff Arthur Budge mentioned in connection with the senatorBhip, ^ but Arthur says that he has bad enough of politics and intends to retire to private life at the close of his term as sheriff. However, we are the no he if is ,So up be as he go ed think Arthur might yet be induced to "place himself in the bands of his friends," and try for the sena torial toga. For the lower house, Représenta, tive Broomhead will doubtless be a candidate for re-election, although we have heard it rumored that he is thinking some of entering the race for auditor. The names of Pbile Ltndsay, E.- M. Allred, G. C. V Gray, A1 Thiel and H. B. Whitman also spoken of as possible candi dates for the house. mon are The juciest plum on the county political tree is that of auditor and recorder, and among those who have their eyes on that plnm are J. L. Dunford, at present deputy state game warden, J. J. Jones of the Jones-Robison Clothing Co., Rus sell Shepherd of the Bear Lake State Bank and Representative Broom head. Holmes, the present incumbent, who stated some time ago that be would not be a candidate for re-elec We understand W. R. tion, is about to reoonsider that decision and get into the race for the nomination. Will has made an excellent officer and has many friends in the county who would like to see him remain there four Should he and all of ; more years, the others above named, decide to enter the race for auditor, it wonld make a lively contest, and it would be a hard matter to pick the winner r beforethrb primary votes were count Mb It is said that John Olson of Ovid, is grooming himself for the rare for sheriff. John held that office one and will donbtless have a following in the primary. term strong Stafford Cleveland of St. Charles, Frank Athay, the present deputy, v and Thomas 8parks of Dingle, are also said to have their political eyes - to of the his the has de his be the of in bad and in the event he passes with a to creditable showing, we understand of that he will be a candidate for we proseouting attorney. We have heard no name mention. focused on the sheriff's office and are seriously thinking of trying for the nomination. Treasurer J. R. Pugmiie could no doubt land a re-nomination for that office, but he thinks now that he doesn't want it again. However, if certain conditions arise a little latdr, he may decide to try for the Domination. In the event that he decides not to run for treasurer, it is possible that lie may become a candidate for assessor and collector. ,So far we have heard of no other aspirants for that office, but no doubt several candidates will bob up in due time. Ex-Treasurer Fred Bunn may decide to enter the race for treasurer again, so we are in. formed. The office of probate judge will be open to all aspiiants this year, as Judge Ivunz, the present incum. bent, will not ask for a re-nomina tion. In fact, we understand that he intends to resign in August and go east to attend college next year. The persons we have heard mention ed as being likely candidates for that office are Walter Hope of Paris and Thomas Barrett of Montpelier. For prosecuting attorney the re publicans have ouly one available candidate at present— De Meade Austin, but we don't know whether or not "Fay' seeking the nomination. Demo is preparing to take the ex. amination for admission to the bar, ln« from their it K. date; but will for may the so is and ed as candidate for school superin tendent, except Hermoine Hart, who is now serving her second term, test E. V. Bucher will doubtless have felt no opposition in the primary for surveyor. he Jim Nowland says that he doesn't want to be coroner another term, and as the salary of of that office is Jr., only $50 a year, it is not likely that t-y there will be more than a dozen ap plicants for it. be For commissioner in the First dis trict we have heard no other name mentioned except that of E. N. Scofield, the present incumbent from that district. It is said that Sam Hymas of Liberty, is thinking seriously of try ing for the commissionership in the Second district. Sam served the county one terra as commissioner and made a creditable record. There are probably others in the First and Second districts, who will shie their castors into the ring when the pro per time arrives. There area number of republicans in the Third district who would make good commissioners, among whom might be mentioned Gus Spougberg and Tom Mutuford. The Examiner would like to see the com missioner from this district come from Montpelier and either of these men would serve the county well in the capacity of commissioner. Among the democrats not much has been said as yet about candi* dates, though some have been men tioned for various offices, as foL lows; Senator Pugmire will be a candi, date to sncceed himself for the has any intention of J. II. of a is race C. and have L. state the Rus State be R. that for an many would four of to wonld would winner count Ovid, for one a deputy, are eyes state senate, though he has no special idclination to make the race j and will only enter because his friends in the party are sure he is * Professors Brave Death to Study Mount Etna's Eruption i Ü " 0\ 5 ! Science refuses to be stopiieil by volcanoes even when they are busy s|M»ut ln« lava. The eruption of Mount Etna brought forth a swarin of professors from Italian. German and English colleges, who braved the storm of hot | stones In an ctTort to get us close to the opening In Mount Etna as the molten streams would permit and theu spent blissful hours studying the rock for- J million. but that of. like offices, have slight the their strongest man for the contest. For members of the lower house it is said that Chris Wallanline may become a candidate. Possibly Chas. K. Harris may also become a candi date; his name has also been men tioned as a congressional candidate, but he will not enter that race, nor will he again become a candidate for prosecuting attorney. There may be some others, but so for the Examiner has not heard them men tioned. For sheriff there is talk of Amasa Rich, and many friends of Henry Dalryniple would like to see him in the race, but Henry has said "nay" so far. For county clerk Georgo Gardner is the only person so far mentioned, and if he wants the nomination no doubt will be the only person in the contest in the party. M. B. Cherry might be induced to enter the con. test if his health was such that he felt it would allow, hut in view of that he will not be a candidate so he now thinks. For treasurer no names have been mentioned, though George Spencer, Jr., it is possible could have another t-y at the job if he wanted to get into the race. He says he will not be a candidate, however. For assessor no particular per sons have been mentioned though the friends of Asa Athay would like to see him announce himself, No doubt others will come out shortly for that office. We have heard of no one who wants to make the race for probate judge, but some Paris man will undoubtely try for it. Fow proseonting attorney T. L. Glenn and Wm. J. Ryan will per haps be ont after the plum, as neither Judge Gough nor the pres* ent incumbent want it. For commissioner in the First district no particular person has anuonneed himself, though there are a number of democrats down there who might lie prevailed to try for the office, among them being Ezra Howell, Ola Transtrum, and J. A. Faylôr. In the Second dis in triot, Ted Shepherd may again be prevailed upon to be a candidate, and John T. Peterson may also en ter the race. In the Third Henry H. Hoff will perhaps be a candidate foL to succeed himself, and Warren Kent may also try for the nomina tion. the all the law who from or lated stand the any aged a of have with the well 9 his est I For the other offices no one has no so far signifie! any intention of j running for them his is * mention all who may be candidates, The above list is not intended to but we have named only those thati that the Examiner has heard spoken l of. If there are any who would like to make the race for any of the I offices, other than those named, we have not heard of them, but no slight is intoned to any person, as | the Examiner wants to be fair with 1 all the people of this valley Under , the law we cannot take money for ; advertising any candidate, but the j law does not prevent any person j who desires to run for any office j from announcing his candidacy through the columns of the paper, or of having cards, ciiculars or announcements printed and circu lated explaining the candidates stand on any proposition, the Examiner will be glad to print any and all such job work at reasonable prices. And DEATH CLAIMS BRIGHT YOUNG MAN CalverJ. Allred died suddenly of heart trouble at Paris about 10 o'clock Thursday night, April 28, aged 21 years. The deceased was a member of the senior class of Fielding Academy, and chairman of the debating team, which was to have engaged in a debate tonight with a team from the Academy of Idaho. Calvert bad suffered with heart trouble at different times in the past, but was feeling about as well as common on the day of his death. That night he retired about 9 o'clock, and shortly afterwards his room-mate was attracted by heavy groans from the bed, and be fore any assistance could be sum moned Mr. Allred expired. llis sudden death caused deep sorrow among the students, for he was looked upon as one of the bright est members of the school and a leader in the debating society. Ilis body was taken to Afton last Friday for burial, and was accom panied by Principal Brain well, In structors Jensen and Allred andf members of the senior class. The students of the academy folio weil the funeral parly in a body to the city limits of Paris. His funeral services were held in tne Afton tabernacle last Sunday afternoon. Owing to his death the debate I between Fielding Acadeny and the Academy of Idaho, which was to have taken place at Paris tonight, has been indefinitely postponed. Attend the base ball dance next W eduesday night. of to ARRANGING FOR BIG CELEBRATION Citizens of Franklin Preparing to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of First Settlement of Whites in That Section on June \L It having been determined l>y | authenic records that the first perm anent settlement of whites in the are territory of Idaho, was mnde at Franklin, Oneida county, on June H, 1860—50 years ago, the citizens of that town are arranging for a monster celebration in memory of the early pioneers, which promises to be an event unique in the History of the state. be to L. 11. Hatch, chairman of the committee of arrangements of the Franklin celebration, has sent out the following communication iu re gard to the day: "The committee on arrangements for the celebration of Idaho day, to be held at Franklin, Idaho, on June | J pioneers of the state, beg to advise that the citizens of Franklin arc 14 and 15, in memory of the early full of enthusiasm and are working very energetically to make the dy "1 am authorized by the central l I | 1 == celebration a grand success. committee to extend an invitation to all who wish to ghow honor to the pioneers to be present. This ^ LOOKS GOOD FOR BASE BALL TEAM , ; j j j Everything is shaping up nicely for Montpelier's hall team. The finance committee met with good success in soliciting subscriptions from the business men and other citizens, something like $225 having been subscribed. The order for the suits was sent to Salt Lake last Fri day and it is expected that they will be here by the first of next week. A big dance will be given at Strong's hall Wednesday night May 11, for the purpose of raising more funds with which to equip the team. The hall, music and lights have been donated for this occasion, and is anticipated. ! a the to a big attendance Every base ball "fan" and every body else, for that matter, ought to buy a ticket to the dance. Manager Buck Wright hasn't got the nine lined up yet, but he has plenty of good material from which to pick a team. It is not definitely settled when the opening game will be played, but McCammon has partially promised to play here on May 15. The Montpelier team will start out in better financial shape than it has for a number of years, and the indications are that we will have ; some good games here this season. Don't forget the dance at Strong's hall next Wednesday night. . RAGE MEET OPENS IN MONTPELIER Leslie Strong informs os that Montpelier has secured the opening dates this year for the racing cir cuit, w h je ll w ill he Sept 4, 5, G, and 7. y Jii hung up in the purses Mr. Strong is not prepared at this time to say, but be is satisfied that the amounts will be some where near what they were last season. The fact that the race season will open here means that a good string of horses will arrive several weeks in advance of the races to train on our track, which is conceded by the horsemen to be the best one in the circuit. ust what amounts will he will be an opportunity for old ac. quaintances to meet and renew their friendship, put forth to see that all who conte are made welcome and happy. Every effort will be "Realizing that this celebration cannot be brought to a successful termination without considerable expense and feeling that the under taking is so commendable ana praiswortby, we believe that all the citizens of Idaho will be in full sympathy with this move and would be glad to contribute a small amount to it In behalf of the committee, 1 therefore, extend an invitation to any and all who wish to help the cause in this way, to send their con. tribution to Ezra P. Monson, sec retary, Franklin, Idaho, who will issue receipt for the same " In lino with this, Governor Bra dy has issued a proclamation mak ing June 15 Idaho Day, on which date ho desires every citizen of the state to at least reflect upon the great debt owed to the pioneers, and pay reverence to their menory. HELP THE PUBLIG LIBRARY A high class vaudeville enter tainment will be given at the The. atae on Monday night, May 16, under the auspices of several of Montpelier's ladies, best home talent will participate and the vaudeville slunti will lie .strictly up-to date. The entertain ment will close with a two-act farce. Reserved seats will be 50 cents and All of. the gallery 25. The net proceeds will be used in purchasing new hooks for the public library. An enter, tainment could not he given for a more worthy cause and as the ladies promise to give a show well worth lhe P l iw '> li( ' ket " °"«ht to sell like ! hot cakes on a cold January morn Dig. GOKEVILLE VOTES TO INCORPORATE 1 By vote of 51) to 46 the people of Cokcviile yesterday voted to in corporate that town. Considerable ; interest was manifested oyer the \question, especially during the last Week and the advocates of both «idea worked like Trojans, f The campaign closed" TV eai.csday night with a big meeting at which time was divided between the "regulars" as those favoring corporation termed themselves, and the "insurgents, as those opposed to the proposition were called. The speakers in favor . of incorporation were'Judge Rosen, berg and Attorney Jones of Kem rpierer. Dr. Guyon of this city and D. Noblit and Frank Matt of H jÇ; of G-okeville. The other side was re presented by Syl Collett and Mrs. J. H. Stoner. The incorporation of the town means that saloons will again tie es tablished there and it is expected that licenses will be granted to at least three wet goods establishments. The "regulars" are feeling jubil ant over the result. Pete Olson wired the Examiner as follows as soon as the result was known: "Intelligence wins; 46 to 59 fav. or incorporation. Watch Cokevilie grow.