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•Published Every Friday C. E. Vf RIGHT, Editor and Manager Montpelier, Idaho, February 23, 1917 GENERAL FUNSTON DROPS DEAD IN SAN ANTONIO 8an Antonio, Texas, Feb. 19.— Major-General Frederick Funston, commander of the southern depart ment, United States army since Feb ruary, 1916, died suddenly at a hotel here tonight a few minutes after he had finished dinner, while seated in the lobby of the ho tel talking with friends and was playing with little Inez Silverberg of Des Moines, Iowa, a guest with her parents, at the hotel, when he fell unconscious. Death was almost in stantaneous. General Funston was 62 years old. Ever since March 1916 when he was placed in command of the Unit ed States forces on the Mexican bor der, General Funston had worked at an unusual pace. At critical times in border developments he frequent ly remained on duty twenty-four hours of the twenty-four. The han dling of regulars disposed of at var ious stations on the border, the Per shing 'expedition and of late rear- ' rangement of regular troops while providing for the return of nation al guardsmen have entailed an enor mous amount of detail work, prob ably exceeding that which has fal len to any commanding general of the United States army since the civil war. Only today General FunBton completed orders for the return of the last of the guardsmen. Not until 1896 when the Cuban insurrection was at Its height, did Frederek Funston become known in the United States as a first class fighting man, but his friends in Kan where he spent bis early man hood—long had so classified him. As a student at the University of Kansas when he weighed a little less than 100 pounds, he conquered a 200 pound bad man who threatened him with a razor. To add to the giants humiliation,. Funston marched him through the streets of Lawrence, Kansas, at the point of a revolver to the police station. A few years later, while city ed itor of a paper in Fort Smith, Arkan sas, young Funston stirred up intense feeling by attacking editorially the publication's own political party lead ers during the absence of his editor in chief. Many threats were said to have been made against Funston and the newspaper property, but he re mained on guard until his super ior returned and then turned over the plant unharmed. Incidentally Funs ton also resigned. Along the Santa Fe railroad they still recall how Funston, as a passen gen train conductor, threw a drunken cowboy off the train and latef when he hurled a rock thru the coach win dow pursued him several miles on foot while the train waited. Funston's first experience on the firing line came in Cuba, where he comanded General Gomez's artillery with remarkable results. After en gaging in twenty-two battles and be ing wounded three times, he re signed his command because fifty guerillas who had aided the Span iards were executed against his wish es. Captured by Spaniards on bis way to Havana, he escaped death by swallowing a letter to the president of Cuba which would have proven his identity. He collapsed MARRIED FOLKS TENTION Special Dance for You In answer to numerous re puests we have arranged this dance especially for those who still care for the waltz, two step and the mere Popular of the other old dances. . A prize will be givra to the cou ple waltzing best and admission will be refunded to the youngest and oldest married couple in at tendance. Admission 60 cents; check free. I Pavilion Saturday Night, Feb. 24 While Colonel of the famous Twen tleth Kansas volunteer regiment of Infantry In the Phtlliplne war, Funs ton performed feats of bravery that brought him the title of brigadier general. His capture of Agulnaldd and his fording of the Rio Grande river at Columplt under fire fea Funston has been described by his superiors as absolutely tearless. Ev er ready to plunge into danger, he cared little whether his force equal ed that of his opponent. One day, the story goes, when it appeared certain the Fllllplnos would destroy three company's under Funston's command General Harrison Gray Otis Inquired of the Colonel how long he could hold his position. "Until I am mustered out!" Funs ton replied, and he made good by repulsing the Filipinos. When the volunteers were muster ed out Funston retained his rank as a member of the regular army. 1 a regular he made a mark by main taining order in San Francisco dur ing the disaster of 1906. Temporar- j ily in charge of the troops at the Presidio when the disturbance cam« he quickly declared martial law and set about obtaining accomodations for the homeless, keeping down the ! ' of to to on he by ed his work. cost of food and arresting trouble- ! makers. It was while he was in com- i mand of the troops at Vera Cruz in 1914 that he was raised to the rank of major general. He then was 49 . I The ambition of Funston's youth j years old. was to go to West Point, but he fail ed in an entrance examination. In later years he repeatedly outranked West Pointers who were in school when he failed of admission. Physically, Funston was one of | the smallest men in the United States ! He was barely five feet five army. inches tall and usually weighed less than 120 pounds. In civil life he was modest and retiring. : A BIT OF GOSSIP By Loyd Lehrbas Already the fight for a dry state out of the wettest state In the union —Wisconsin, is showing results. In area the state is half dry now, ac cording to statistics gathered by the industrial commissioner. The cities in the state show a decided tendency to be wet while the smaller places are being won by the drys. A total revenue of 31,761,000 is collected each year from the 8,000 saloons ini the state; 2,371 of that number be ing In Milwaukee. The latest statis tics now show that the drys have a third of the total state vote which is a decided increase. In fact, the dry campaign, which is now under going a preliminary battle in various, legislative committees has reached such a stage that the brewers of the state are advertising "compensation" in all the principal papers, which translated means thay are attempting to show the people what an injustice it would be to put them out of bus lness without compensating them for Dr. John Haynes HolmeB, one of New York's* most noted ministers, spoke at the university Friday on In ternationalism as a perfect religion making the point that if all was to go well with .the world, a spirit of brotherly love between the nations was of vital necessity. "The fundamental difference be tween those who Justify war and those who condemn it lies in the fact that they fail to agree as to where the battle between right and — their losses. wrong should be fought," Dr. Holmer. said. "The Nationalist says in the trenches but the Internationalist probes the heart of economic and so cial conditions and there finds th' place for battles. The first love« only England or Germany or Franc* while the second loves humanity and puts it above everything else. The first desire only the victory of a cer tain country; the second does not care who wins, but dreads the des tructlon of a single nation, and Its contribution to civilization. The first first lays the blame for war on a single king or group of persons; the second langhs at the idea that man could cause such a calamity and knows that the present struggle could tions. The first sees but glory and liberty in the war, but the second knows there is no glory and at the bottom all are sordid reasons." U8e by the asemb^ of the Wisconsin legislature that is one of the greatest time savers in the history of political meetings. It is the invention of B. L. Bobroff, a young Russian Jew of Mll waukee. The government is now con sidering Installing it i n the house of representative as Washington. The device works automatically. one be caused only from economic condl An electric voting device is in members has two buttons on hls desk, a red one to vote "yes" and a blue one to vote "no**. Àn au !tomatlc recording machine on the speaker's desk tabulates the vote ln j atantly and a large bulletin board an the side of the assembly room shows how each member voted by the col or of the light opposite his name. On the first trial, with members voting who knew nothing about the | apparatus, the vote was taken in 13 ! seconds. Under the commonly used system when each member had to answer an oral roll call 30 minutes was wasted every time a vote was taken. Speaker Clark of the national house is authority for the statement that two months are consumed in a long session for roll calls alone. It takes forty-five minutes for the clerk to read and each of the 436.members to answer at a roll call in congress. The Bobroff invention has made : the present session of the Wisconsin legislature the fastest on record and if Mr. Bobroff can cut the windjam ming in the house of representatives down to two months a session he de serves a statute in the Hall of Fame j i \ LIQUOR IS SHUT OUT j FROM DRY TERRITORY Washington, Feb. 21. Absolute P rohlb >fion legislation took Its long ; 08t » orwar d stride in the nation's hls ' tory today w ben the house, after two ! hours of uproarious debate, approv 1 e< * by a * our to one majority a sen i ate measure which wpuld raise an | Iron clad barrier against the importa tion of liquor into dry states. It is ' expected to receive the approval of I President Wilson within a week, ad ding immediately to the "bone-dry" territory about one-third of the con tinental United States, i annually, into the large number of j states which have forbidden manu i facture or sale but have permitted ! importation for personal use. and an A1 wreath of olive thorns on ; his brow. The provision is regarded as the most far reaching that could be en acted by the federal government, and as sweeping as would be possible un der any method short of nation prohi bition amendment. It would cut off entirely liquor transportations, which amounts now to millions of dollars 7 a & / WEi y V Small Orders IA load for a barn or a stick for I a shelf—it's all the same to us. I You get willing helpful service either way. The small ones give us a chance to show how we handle the hi g ones. • ! You'll eventually make up your mind to trade with us, so— WHY NOT NOW! GEM STATE LUMBER CO. ■ ■ sa ■ - -, —l,,,, ,'7" RALPH J. 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Notice is hereby given that the un dersigned administrator of the estate of Alice Mackin, deceased, to the creditors of, and all persona having claims against the said deceased, to exhibit such claims with the neces sary vouchers within ten months af ter the first publication of this no tice, to the Bald administrator at his office. First National bank building, city of Montpelier, which said place and office the undersigned selects as his place of business in all matters connected with the estate of the said Alice Mackin, deceased. Dated this 21st day of February, 1917. 2-2S-6t Administrator of the estate of Alice Mackin, deceased. WM. J. RYAN Roman 8andal. * The sandal worn by the ancient Greeks and Rouiaux consisted, iu the inatii, of a sole kept in place by thongs that passed over the foot and fastened about the ankle. The sandal was Dot n shoe Iu the modern sense of the word. The real shoe is much luter than the Greek and Roman time. Subecribe for th* Examiner. Puzzlers. An Intelligent studying the "When I discovered tli)it if 1 quick 1 was fast," said be, "and thât U I was tied I was fust, if 1 spent too freely I was fast, and that not to eat was to fast, 1 was discouraged. But when I came across till sentence. The first one'won one dollar prize,' I was tempted to give up trying to learn English." Frenchman was English language, was •I LET DELIGHTFULLY REFRESHING —BOLLES A STODDARD— Wholesale and Retail —HAY AND GRAIN— Office A Warehouse Opposite Sidney Stevens Imp. Oo. TO PUNISH MALICIOUS DESTRUCTION OF VESSELS Washington, Feb. 21.—Aroused by the reports that he haq received of the damage done certain interned German ships in this country and the Philllplnes, by their crews, represen tative Joseph Walsh of Massachu setts has introduced a bill which will give the president authority to de clar ean emergency, and take posses sion of such vessels as he may think are in danger of injury. A fine of 310,000 and two year's imprisonment is provided for any attempt to in jure the vessel after being taken ov er by the government, or the vessel may be forfeited if the owner at tempts to interfere with the authority of the United States. The bill is very carefully drawn. Electricity produced violet rays ar «used to purify water used in a St. Louis swmmlng pool. e > j S-O-M-E Doughnut !'* I Anytime you want.re a! goodies use Calumet Baking Powder! My mother uses it— she's tried ail others — she's, learned her lesson — now she sticks to Calumet. 11 Unequalled for making tender, wholesome, light bak iogs. Wonderful leavening and idling qualifie*— uniform retail«. Mother tari Calumet Is the most economical to bay moat economical to Received Highest Awaurde no CtoiBttk Fr m —Set Slip imPtumdCaa t I . Try it at once.** ;iH6, « pSffi & S— chicaS^O Cheap and bi^ can Baking Po wders do net lve you money. Calumet does—h'a pure andfar superior to sour milk and soda.