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MONTPELIER EXAMINER. VOL. XVII MONTPELIER, IDAHO, FRIDAY »''•HAY 26, 1911 No. 17 NO "TAFFY" IN THE EXAMINER'S STATEMENTS Neither was it the Intention of This Paper to Hurt Anyone's Feelings in Discussing the Local Option Question. Bro. Holmes devoted considerable space in the last issue of the Paris Post in reply to the Examiner's article of two weeks ago on the question of holding another election in this county to determine whether or not it shall remain "dry." The Post says, that "some of our citizens are taking some things you said pretty serious," but it doesn't even intimate what points are being so seriously considered. It was not our intention to hurt any body's feelings in that article but to give a few plain truths, and if those truths have hurt the feelings of any one, we have no apology to offer. In its effort to make some of our statements contradict each other, the Post made a miserable failure. In the first place we reiterate our statement that there is a constant drain of money going out of this county for liquor, as|much in iact, at went out of the county before the local option law went into effect, which means that the consumption of liquor has not be decreased but its method of consumption has simply been changed from the small drinks over the bar to the "botth route" and "home consumption route." Not only does the money thus spent for liquor go to enrich the foreign wholesale homes, but the fact that Montpelier is "dry," di. verts money from this county which would otherwise be put into ciroula. tion here. This is more particular, ly true of this county from the faci that it is a "border county." Thai jj' is, a certain element which used to uoine to Montpelier to trade, now finds it just as convenient to go to Cokeville. We did not state that "liberal sums" of this money was coming back to help the "drys" win the election, but said that "we would not be surprised to hear of the fore ign liquor houses okkkrinc to contribute liberal sums to the cam paign." Whether or not they will do this, we are not prepared to say, but it would certainly be to their interest to keep the counties of I Southern Idaho "dry. senlalive of one Salt Lake house stated while in Montpelier recently i that his house had been compelled to employ an additional clerk to take care of the Idaho mail order trade. As to our statement that nine tenths of the business interests ol Montpelier favored the calling of another election on this question, we will say that we based this state ment upon the number of busines men who have signed the petition, and while the number may not figure out to be quite nine-tenths, it will not be far from it. Those who ' A repre mains, nevertheless, that there are should do to be termed a hypocrite, We did not say that "a great law breakers, for it is just as lawful for them to send to Salt Lake for a signed the petition are not "agitai, ing" the election, but simply ex pressed a desire to see another elec tion held, that it might be determ ined whether or not the people wen still in favor of keeping the county "dry." We agree with the Post that "we have as good citizens here as yon f can find tn any man's country." Probably a greater per cent of them are total abstainers than in any other county in Idaho. Bat the fact re scores of men in this county who voted "dry," who are now patrons iif the mail order liquor houses. If that is uot a hypocritical stand to take, we don't know what a man many citizens of Bear Lake county are boot-leggers and are not law abiding," but we repeat that a great many citizens of Bear Lake county are now patrons of the foreign liquor houses, but this does not make them gallon of liquor as it would be to send for a suit of clothes or any other article of merchandise, opposite belief, we have no quarrel, and we hold not the slighest ill will against any man who is earnest and and sincere in his opposition to the liquor traffic. But the traffic can It has been so thoroughly demon strated that local option state wide prohibition not only does not prohibit the consumption of liquor, but scarcely reduces the amount consumed, that it seems to us the only sensible method to pur sue is to permtt its sale under the strictest regulations possible. We are not alone in this view of the question, for thousands of the brighest minds in the nation—men in all walks of life—believe that so long as the U. S. government sane, tions the manufacture of liquor, the only "safe and sane" method to pursue is to restrict its sale under high license and strict regulations. The laxity of the liquor laws throughout the nation has been 'argely instrumental in creating the sentiment against saloons. But to jump from lax liquor laws to abso lute prohibition is not the remedy for this evil. Personally we would like to see the manufacture of liquor prohibited by the government, or only so much manufactured as is necessary for use in the arts or for medicial purposes. But that, we fear, will never be done. And as long as it is not done we shall continue to advocate the sale of it by license regulations. With those who are sincere m the or even the vice man city. here at this go ness was and with the never be stopped nor will the ques tion ever be settled so long as people —and hundreds of them iu every community—will vote against the well regulated saloon and then con tinually keep and consume liquor m their homes. MAY PURCHASE BONDS JULY 1 can J. and of Postmaster General Hitchcock h3s issued a statement showing the condition of the postal savings bank business at the forty.eight initial offnes which began operation on January 3. It is shown by the re port that the system continues to grow in popularity; during Apyil, 3,618 separte deposits were made aggregating $83,646.00 averaging $31,57 per deposit. In January, the first month of operation, the average of 3,830 separate deposits, aggregating $61,805, was only $19, 14 per deposit. It will be possible for depositors to convert their deposits into United ■States bonds, Waring 2 A per cent interest, on July 1st. The bonds are prepared in denominations of $20, $100 and $500, and Mr. Hitch cock has advised postmasters to in. form the public that they will be issued to every depositor who ap. plies on the proper form Wfore June 15th These bonds willl be issued only to depositors, but they may be sold and assigned at any lime by the holders. They are ex empt from taxation by either federal or local authority. Depositors can procure either registered or coupon bonds as they desire. Registered bonds, which bear the name of the owner and are payable to bim, are preferable as a permanent invest ment because they are safe against loss or robbery. Coupon bonds are payable to bearer and hence can be more conveniently disposed of. In terest on registered bonds is paid twice a year by checks drawn at tl e Treasury Department in favor of the registered bolder. Interest on coupon bonds is collected by means of detachable coupons which can be a cash'd by anyone. Intereat checks and as the so vTKIKC TU«! V i 06 Ä Û w i V/ !/ ■ 4 kfijfii \ ■QJ PA 1 mW»- * % h i v/M ♦s a At 2 a. m. "Doctor, please come and do eomething for George. He seeme to be out of his head." —Donahey in Cleveland Plain Dealar. WILL GET FULL SHARE OF MONEY Salt Lake, May 32.—Utah and Idaho are to get their full share of the $75,000,000 to be expended in improvements by the llarriman lines, according to J. Kruttschnitt, vice president and director of main senance and operation of the llarri man system, who was in the city en route from the coast to New York city. here ou a special train this morning at 0 o'clock and left at 12:45 o'olock this afternoon in company with local Oregon Short Line officials who will go as far as Ogden to transact busi. ness in connection with the Oregon Short Line improvements which have been decided upon, and those which are contemplated. Mr. Kruttschnitt stated that be was merely out looking over the lines, having been in the northwest and on the coast. He is going over with the officials of the various lines the matter of the Mr. Kruttschnitt arrived many improve ments and is getting information pertaining to the amounts of money* which will be required to make the extensions and improvements as ar. ranged by the various chief engi. neers of the system. "I can say," said Mr. Krutt. schnitt, "that Utah and Idaho are going to get a full share of the amount of money appropriated for improvements. Of course the offi-1 cials here have made public many propositions for the Oregon Short Line system which will entail big expenditures. As to any others I can say nothing at present." The Oregon Short Line officials accompanying Mr. Kruttschnitt to Ogden are W. H. Bancroft, vice president and general superinten dent; Carl Stradley, chief engineer; J. F. Dunn, superintendent of mo tive power and A. F. Brewer, super intendent of the Utah division. They have with them maps and blueprints of the various Oregon Short Line extensions and projects and will go over them with Mr. Krutteehnitt. It is said as a result of the conference there will be some new disclosures made by the Oregon Short Line officials regarding new improvements which at present are contemplated but kre not assured. and coupons may be cashed by post masters under the same conditions as other government papers. The greatest demand for postal savings bonds is expected in some of the western towns where depository offices have been opened. Many resi dents-of these towns have deposited $500, all that the rules permit, and are seeking to invest this amount so as to make way for additional deposits. "The Merry Milkmaids" at the Theatre Wednesday night. May 31, under the auspices of the First ward choir. MUCH WATER SCRIP IS OUTSTANDING The council met last night in ad journed session with all councilmen present except Douglas. J. N. Dowuing was granted per mission to tap the water main with two J inch taps for the purpose of installing fire hydrants in the hotel Burgoyne. The auditing committee submitt ed its report on the water works, showing that since the installation of the water system, scrip to the amount of $9453.20 has been issued. Of this amount $3597 has beeu re deemed, leaving $5338.70 in scrip outstanding and unredeemed on May 5, 1911. The report was accepted and the committee stated that it would require several days to com plete its work. In an oral state ment to the council, M. F. Whit man of the auditing committee, said that he was satitfied that there had been considerable scrip redeem ed which the committee had not been able to locate. Permits were granted to T. C. Jensen and J. C. Nielsen to erect residences; I). J. Sutton to erect a barn and to J. C. Nielsen to con struct a cellar at the rear of the Royal Bakery. Considerable time was spent in discussing the city's indeblednesss and in endeavoring to devise ways and means by which to pay the out. standing warrants on the water works fund. City Attorney Gough insisted that the quickest and best way to settle the matter was by a friendly suit in court to determine the legality of the warrants. It was finally decided to defer action on the question until the final report of the auditing committee is sub. nutted FORMER GEORGETOWN CITIZEN DIES IN SALT LAKE Joseph Larsen died at his home in Salt Lake Wednesday morning from complications following the grippe. The deceased was formerly a resident of Georgetown, but sold his ranch there two years ago and removed to Sait Lake, where he lived before • oming to this county, about 13 years aro. Mr. 1-arnen was about 00 years of age and is survived by a widow and two grown sons. Krnest and H. P. Scofield, Mrs. C. Scofield and Mrs. Rose Shirley of Fish Haven, went to Salt Lake yes terday^ to attend the funeral, Mrs. Larsen being a sister of the Messrs. Scofield. Ths Sketch Diagnosed. When the curtain went up at a snail's pace on the vaudeville playlet, a weeping-willow lady gowned lp soft, clinging stuff was discovered seated alone before the red-lantern lighted fireplace In the dimly-lighted drawing-room, of a late November evening. "That settles It," whispered Galey to his wife, as he reached for his bat; "I'm going out to r.ee a man for half an hour—you can do the weeping for both of us!"—Illustrated Sunday Mag COKEVILLE WANTS COUNTY SEAT Win. Wyman, K. B. Perry and Hoy Collett were in Keinmerer on the 19th and tiled with the deputy county clerk the nomination of the city of Cokeville for county seat of tlie pro posed new county of Lincoln, subject to tlie voters under the provisions of an enactment passed by tlie last Wyoming legislative body. It will be up to the voters on the 13th of June to vote for division, yes or no, also to ballot for choice of county seat. Cokeville has hopes that the voters will prefer this point on ac count of it being in tlie heart of a nice farming and stock raising coun try, to that of the uncertainty of placing a county seat in a coal min ing camp. They argue that coal camps of the *present are populated principally by aliens and expect the farmers and stockmen throughout the proposed new county to recognize the seriousness of such an election and cast their ballot for Cokeville. Keinmerer is making a strong fight for the honor. Cokeville, May 24—On Wednesday of last week Karl Haggerty of Mont pelier, arrived on the afternoon train and witli his usual business activity had, by noon on the following day, bought out Win. Morgan's place of business, securing a tine stock of liq uors and everything belonging to a first class saloon business, including a five year lease upon the property, with other optional conditions. This gives Messrs. Haggerty & Kennedy one of the finest retail liquor locations in this part of the state. It is the in tention of Mr. Haggerty to move his family here and make this city his home in the future. The firm ex pects to be ready for husinees about June 6th. Win. Morgan, who recently dis posed of his place of business, will takea long needed restand will spend most of the summer and fall in tlie mountains looking for recreation and health. He will go well equipped for up to date catnp life. Dan Hansen, who came here re cently from Bock Kprings, and was working for Pete Fuller, is now under quarintine for small pox. Tlie boys will miss Dan's smiling face and hearty Ha, Ha, for about 31 days. Tlie Graliain Canal Camp is under quarintine for small pox, one case having been reported. The quarin tine regulations are very strict in Wyoming and no furtner spread of the disease is anticipated. A force of 4 men was put to work on the "Cotton" mine up Smith Fork this week. This mine was formerly known as the Collett mine. The branch store of Thos. Rnos of Montpelier, has been opened for busi ness here. The sign reads, Kuos' Harness A Saddle Co. SOLD WOOL CLIP AT GOOD PRICE The Quealy-Peterson wool clip was sold last week for 15 7-8 cents. This is considered a good price ill view of the condition of the wool market during the past four or five months, while agitation of the tariff question has been going on. It now looks as though there will be no interference with tlie wool schedule before the next session of congress, and probably not then. The report recently pub lished that these gentlemen had re fused 16 cents for their clip was a false rumor.—Kem merer Camera. HOW CASH VALUE PLAN IS WORKING IN BINGHAM * Assessor in That County is Going the Limit on Farm Lands--Some Farms are Assessed for More Than Owners Ask for Them. The way some of the farmers in Bingham county are "cabbing it" under the cash value plan of assess ing iB thus related by the American Falls Press: One man who purchased a tract of Carey land last summer for $35 an acre, has been assessed this year at $05 an acre. Another man who has 80 acres, 60 of which is in sage brush, has been assessed at $63.50 per acre. Another instance is re lated of a man who has 160 acres, all plowed, fenoed and with build ings not to exceed the value of $800, being assessed at $10,400. Last year the same farm was asses, sed at $1300. The Press also tells of a lady who has lieen assessed $2,600 on her 40-acre tract, which has but very little improvements. These instances of unjust assess ments, leads the Press to thus com ment, editorially, upon the reform which was inaugurated by Governor Hawley, after the legislature ad journed and after it was too late to change our, revenue laws to conform with the governor's policy: "The assessor of Bingham county lias taken off the brakes. Sagebrush land, wholly unimproved, which Iiuh a water right costing $36, hut which is not paid for is assessed at $60 per acre. Land that is cleared and plowed, with inexpensive Improve ments, in tlie way of buildings, is assessed at $66 per acre, these lands are under the Carey act, purchased on the the ten year pay ment plan, and the fourth payment has been made upon but comparative ly little of it. Very few of these lands ed is do. of are in All of WARDENS ARREST INNOCENT PARTIES St. Charles, May 24 —Last Mon day Deputy Game Warden Georgd' Haddock aud bis assistant Johp Nelson arrested Ike Hill and his son-tn.law, Win. Skinner on suspi cion of having violated the fish and game law. The particulars of the affair as near as we can learn them are as follows: It seems that Mr. Hill and his son in-law were out looking over Mr. Hill s ranch during the after noon. In their weanderings, they were down around the creek. Fi om a near-by hill the game wardens spied Hill and Skinner when they were at the creek, and after the latter gentlemen had gone home the wardens went down to the creek and found an old fish trap. Thinking that Mr. Hill was using it for the unlawful catching of fish the war. dens went to Hill's house and placed the two under arrest. Both Hill and Skinner denied that they had been violating the law. A "war of words" followed, which resulted in Nelson drawing a gun and threaten ing to shoot Skinner. The men all finally cooled down and the two accused accompanied the wardens to Paris. There the matter was laid before County Attorney Higgins, who ordered Hill and Skinner re. leased from custody after hearing the facts and being convinced that Mr. Hill had not been using the trap for the unlawful catching of fish. old ing in in are the be for be An this tie the fast the the No. for is up Deputy Haddock relizes that he acted hastily in the matter and re. grets very much that any unpleas antness resulted from nis action. Tbos. Rich arrived last Sunday from Rhode Island, where he was on a mission, having been called home by the serious illness of his mother, Mrs. Aulguire, who is still in a critical condition. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Moyes last Friday. Miss Millie Mattson returned last Saturday from Meridian, where she taught school the past year. 8b< was accompanied by her sister, Edith, who spent the winter in Boise for have up to the present returned any profit, owing to their incomplete de velopment. So-thatwlien valuations such as the assessor lias placed on lands, compels the farmer not only to pay taxes on dead capital, hut on what he owes. It is not his proper ty, but ids debts upon which he is compelled to pay. cape taxation. Bank deposits and credits escape taxation, but the beau tiful casli value plan as worked out by Hawley catches the men who are doing a great work in developing the state not only for the dead capital invested, the labor which has been expended in unrenumerative devel opment, but upon what they owe as well. Beautiful system and groat head that worked it out. "Land valuations on this tract have increased eight and two thirds fold. Will stocks of merchandise be increased in like ratio? Will rail roads be assessed at from $180,001) to $160,000? If not, the |burdens of In creased taxation, will fall upon the farmers, a great part of whom are en gaged in developing their places and deserve to be encouraged and assist ed rattier than burdened. Governor Hawley may see Ills way clear to avoid unjustly taxing the people whom lie professed to love so much only a short time since, hut only one avenue seems to be open. And that is tlie dangerous experiment of con stituting every board of county com missioners a supreme court and a legislative body in order that they may annul such laws as do not har monize with this beautiful cash val uation scheme and make others that do. Tills is a beautiful scheme, and places the people at tlie mercy of the whims of tlie board of commissioners of the respective counties, but if lawB are to be ignored others must be put in force to take their place." Mortgages es WILL PLAY BALL NEAT SUNDAY ^-Tue first ball game of the season will be playel next Sunday between Montpelier and McCammon, at the old ball park. The members of the Montpelier team, and others, have been donat ing their services for the past week in cleaning off and leveling up the grounds and the diamond will I e in first class condition for Sunday's game. Manager Sneddon and Secretary Dalton have demonstrated that they are real boosters by going ahead and erecting a fence and grand stand at the park. The grand stand, which will seat about 300 people, will' be sufficiently completed so that it can be used Sunday and the fence around the park will be erected be for another game is played here. Sunday afternoon two men will be stationed at the railroad bridge, just east of the entrance to the grounds and they will collect 25 cents from all who attend the game. An additional admission will be charged to the grand stand. By this way more than enough should tie collected to pay the expense of the visiting team. A good game may be expected Sunday as the Junction City has a fast team and the local team has been doing some hard practice work the past week. The game will be called promptly at 2 p. m- so that the visitors can return home on No. 17. Kvery lover of this sport shonld attend Sunday's game and "root" for the home team—show the boya that they have your moral support. Don't knock if an occassional error is made—just remember that it is early in the season ami the team hat only played one game. We have the making of a fast team and with the proper encourage, ment they will soon be able to put up as good games as any team we have had here foa several years. for her health. Her friends will be pleased to learn that her health ta much improved.