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PvbUalMd 1 t«o Friday
0. E. WRIGHT, Editor and Manager .
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Montpelier, Friday Nov. 16, 1911
(The following anonymous poem is
being circulated and eagerly copied
among the American, British and |
French troops on the western front, i
It reached the Boise Statesman last i
week from a soldier in the American
Expeditionary Force in France. )
I will not drink from a German cup
Or eat from a German plate.
I will not deal with a German name
All foul with German hate.
I'll use no drug yrith a German name :
That's grown bn German land ;
I'll eat no food and drink no beer
If made by German hand.
I will not use a German tool,
Razor, or knife, or saw.
I will not trade with a German shop
That lives by the German law!.
I will not sail on a Genhan ship
Where German songs are sunk.
I will not breathe where God's pure air
Is soiled by à German tongue.
I'll not forget th
To girls and little boys.
No more I'll hang on Christmas trees
Those blood-stained German toys.
I will not take a German's word;
He'll break It If be can.
's. There Is no love In a German heart
Or faith in a German man.
awful deeds
and that should spell general benefit
to the state. The benefit should come
not In a multiplicity of fool measures
enacted, but rather in the annulment
of some of the erratic and freak laws
This is my oath! When War is done
I'll swear to keep It true.
And since I know you feel the same,
I'll pass It on to you.
After four years Idaho is to once
more enjoy a republican legislature,
that now burden the atatutea. It is an
interesting fact that when he average j
citizen has nothing else on his mind
he can break any one of 800 or more
• laws designed, created and existing:
for the benign purpose of keeping j
him In the straight and narrow path. :
\ When he hasn't anything else to do j
he can breathe and hast a regulation. !
When he begins to figure that every- !
thing is moving along all right he
humps Into a "thou Bhalt not" that
was fathered by some bucolic bone
head who had necessary political line
up to put It over during a glorious
session of trade-off bills and general
A representative from this county
once said that the assembly was com
posed of "about twenty level-headed
men and a hundred damned fools,"'
and at that time the public uttered an
amen. Another referred to the gath
ering as composed of "short-haired
women and long-haired men," as in
dicative of the type of citizenry not
particularly capable of looking after
the destinies of themselves, much leas
that of the people at large.
There would appear to be no occa- !
slon for such contempt as that In
this day, and after we have gone thru
a cleansing process that should pretty
definitely put every Individual on bit
own feet as a sane and substantial
factor, there would seem to be little
necessity for non-essential enact; '
mente by tbe assembly.
We have all the regulations requlr- j
ed. We are regelated to death. Out j
upon this inconsequential legislative !
physic! The state and its commun!- (
tien are well provided for and are po
liced to a finish, and that should be
enough. We need no plethora of re
striction, as all institutions are well
guarded. \
The senator or representative who
goes Into the session next January
will earn the plaudits of his people
by exercising a desire to repeal rather
than to enact. He will not go down
to tame as a builder of monumental
nothings based on experiment, but
would go down to contempt. Tbe
members should go into the session
with well-defined purpose to correct!
the evils of existing measures, to !
weed out the non-essentials, to wipe ;
out obscure acts, to amend inade
quate bills, to throttle the bunk of
bright new dreams, and to use intelli
Much of Idaho's legislative history
Is political intrigue and schoolboy op
oration. Here and there stands out a
rational character whose sixty days at
the state house are not shrouded In
doubt. Efficiency In legislating is not
so much In the bulk, but tbe quality,
of tbe work done.
Par better would It be to go into
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the session with a well-defined plan
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to eliminate the quite Inconsequential
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public utilities commission than to
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pass a bill providing a swivel chair
for a public guardian against preda
tory corporations.
Equal sanity would attach to re
pealing the game law and providing a
measure based on horse sense, and
preserving to the people a natural re
source. Revise the state military law.
The legislator who is profound on
highway development that is approv
ed by the people at large is a far
greater servant to the state than the
fellow wbe figure» the commissioners
gen ce, business/and good reason in
modifying, amplifying or correcting.
The drive for funds for welfare
work among the soldiers in France, is
on this week and Bear Lake county
is expected to contribute »4,600 but it
{should go »6,000 or better. Grati
tude for the wonderful victory an
nouncod to the world last Monday
shouW cau ,« a thBQk offering suffl
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cient 40 <>™rsupply the county s quo
ta. We cannot let our boys believe
we have forgotten them so soon,
While actual warfare has ceased the
boys are still on the battle front, and
many.of them will have to remain in
the trenches for. some time. They
will need thp help of the V. M. C. A.
and the six other organizations work
ing with lt,' just as much during the
coming winter as they have in the
past. Every dollar contributed' this
week will be used to supply the boys
with the comforts of life. Remember,
our boys had a big hand In the win
ning of the war. and there la nothing
top good for them now. All that we
can do for them la a mere pittance in
comparison to what they have done
for us. No aacrlflce of ours can in
any measure match the price they
have paid, .and are still paying to
make the world decent and worth
while for us. Surely Bear Lake will
not hesitate in her duty to them—
they have not hesitated or counted
the cost In their dpty to her.
It is known that one Bear Lake
boy has made the supreme sacrifice,
and at least a half dozen others are
In hospitals in France suffering from
Wounds. Can you turn a deaf ear
to the call these boys are making, as
well as those who are still guarding
the front, for a few of the little com
forts of life?
with men In general Is the most apt
The girl who is the most popular
to make one man miserable for life.
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Nielsen Furniture Co,
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The representative who assists the
farmer, the business man, the artisan,
by cool and well-devised and sensible
protection, instead of gaudy and lam
boyant Promotion based on flowery
et > rmolo Ky and tbeor y *» » re * ular
*«»***«. Study the business of
th ® state.
In Bbort - *®t us hope that the re
P ub,lcan assembly will be actsated by
constructive policy in its every sense,
Let It be repressive so far as chimer
leal and unsafe legislation is coneern
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ed. Let us not have 600 bills of no
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significance. But let us get a half
<1 osea measures or benefit, either in
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rerlftion of existing laws, or in care
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,ul COn "' derat °" ° , * on ' eth,B « ,hat
woaTea * way ,nto a ,on * ,uture
But out upon «the claptrap and
bunk . Le t the
process of repeal be
ma( ] e k virtue, and common judgment
kn g sense emphasise It.—Pocatello
It is far easier for a needle to go
through the eye of a camel,than It Is
for a woman to pass through a room
without glancing in the mirror.
The Examiner la only »2 a year.
" Tis don#. But yesterday a klug.
And armed with king« to strive, j
Today thou art a nameless thing, '
So abject, yet alive."
The quotation Is from Lord Byron's '
"Ode to Napoleon Bonaparte," writ-!
ten after the battle of Waterloo a cen
tury ago. It can be applied with
emphasis to Wilhelm II today. Yes
terday the head of the mighty house
of Hohenzollern was emperor of Ger
many and king of Prussia. Today he
Is a private citizen, hated throughout
the civilized world. Bonaparte died
in exile upon the lonely Isle of St.
Helena. Wilhelm does not yet know
what fate has in store for him—
whether he will be tried and punished
for his monstrous crimes or whether
he will be allowed to drag out a mis
erable» existence in some secluded
spot far from the haunts of men.
What a fall from power and prestige!
What a snuffing out of martial glory!
What a wreck of nations! And all
because a monarch in the present en
lightened day and age of the world
allowed his ambition to rise to such
a height that he became consumed
with a desire to rule the earth. It
could not be done, and the result of
such an attempt upon the part of the
emperor of Germany Is his abdication
after defeat in the field. Without
doubt he will occupy a place In histo
ry, but he will not be written down
as a wise and beneficent ruler. On
the contrary, be will be held up as an
object (or the contempt of the people
of succeeding generations. Better to
have been a private soldier fighting
in the^allled army than to have been
the kaiser who commanded ''millions
of men battling for an unholy cause!
—Salt Lake Tribune.
Buy during November and save 20
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In Lincoln county, Wyoming, the
republicans and democrats split on
the legislative ticket. For the senate
ClaAnce Gardner, republican, and
Frank Cranney, democrat, were elect
ed. For representatives the republi
cans elected E. M. Barrus, J. D. Nob
Utt and Lester G. Baker, while the
democrats elected L. C. Jensen and
Heber D. Clark.
On the county ticket tbe demo
crats made a celan sweep, with the
possible exception of the county at
torney. The officers-elect are as fol
Board of county commissioners—
L. I. Jenkins, D. H. Scott and An
drew Morrow.
Sheriff— D. C. Oakley.
Treasurer—Gilbert Taysom.
County clerk—Harold R. Harrison.
Assessor—George W. Tanner.
Coroner—J. F. Fitzpatriek.
Clerk of courts—Flo LaChapelle.
Surveyor—Platt Wilgon.
With five precincts to hear from
J. A. Christman had a lead of five for
county attorney over his democratic
opponent, R. R. Rosa.
• ••
We take a great deal of pride
in our showing of Ladies' and
Misses' Coats, for it is the re
sult of searchingfor the best in
the markets. For the children we
have a number of very attractive
models to select from. Here there
is ample choice in style and quality
appealing to every taste and price.
An early inspection is advisable.
Brennan &
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We all want to do what we can to
help Uncle Sam win this war. One
way is to conserve, so If you are forc
ed to buy a new battery for your car
'next season you will be getting a bat
tery which Uncle 8am would probably
have gotten If you did not buy one.
The Willard organization is doing its
bit In producing Willard Thread Rub
ber Insulated Batteries for use of tbe
Army and Navy.
One of the best ways to conserve,
to help Uncle Sam, la to take good
rare of your battery this winter so
that you will get every last ampere
out of It before you have to buy an
No. 1.
Report of the Condition of the
Bank of Montpelier
at Montpelier, in the State of Idaho,
at the close of business Nov. 1, IBIS.
Cash on hand._
Due from banks_
Checks and drafts on oth
er banks.
Loans and discounts_
Overdrafts ...
Stocks, bo&ds and war
Banking house, furniture
and fixtures—..
Other real estate...
Other resources
» 23,976.49
_ »627,419.97
Individual deposits sub
subject to check-... »206,887.03
Savings deposits...
Demand certificates of
Time certificate of depos
Due to other banks (de
Total .... 419 87
Staate of Tdaho. ' '
County of Bear Lake, ns.
I, Richard Groo, cashier of the«
above-named bank, do solemnly
swear that the above statement is
true to the best of my knowledge and
, Cashier.
' Subscribed and sworn to before me
this 14th day of Nov. 1918.
1 certify that I am not an officer
or director of this bank.
Notary Public.
Total deposits_ »473,050.24
Capital stock paid tn.—.- 40,000.00
Surplus .—_—_
Undivided profits, less
less expenses, interest
and taxes paid_
rBn F '° r j> . h * ad 0 , f r 0 ? 1 «
Cottewold rams tor sale cheap. Write
, or phono C. W, Haas, Georgetown, Ma.
• A. D. GRAY, Directors.
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It It is not a year old we will make
a charge of five dollars, but we keep It
charged and you know that It will be
ready for you next spring and in good
The coming winter months will be
very hard on your battery and if you
should let it freeze you will be forced
to buy another. (If you can get It—
and if you can It certainly will be at
a very much advanced price. )
If you are going to drive your car
this winter don't face the worst with
out at least having it overhauled and
put in first-class condition before the
freezing weather comes.
If you are going to put the car
away for the winter, better have us
take the battery out and store it for
gfggggl Will It Raise War Flour -
Because of its greater leavening
ergy, insuring a thorough raise of
is ideal for war bread
pure and wholesome, and a pleasure
to eat.
It WILL raise the dough.
Grocers sell Crescent—25c lb.
makes them
People must not get the idea that
the boys will be home right away. A
pathetic incident at united war work
headquarters showed how this Im
pression has naturally come to the
minds of some, says the Boise Capital
A lady whose son is over seas, call
ed up State Campaign Manager Rich
ard E. Randall to inquire about the
length of tiiiie it would take money
sent by her son through the free
service of the*Y. M. C. A. to reach
her Mr ' Randa » to,d h «* « would
be several weeks. She was very dis
appointed and remarked, "Oh, by
.that time my boy will be home."
* If her boy is home by a year from
Christmas, it will be remarkably
quick action in demobilization. Dur
ing all those months, he is going to
need the help of these welfare organ
izations, and people must remember
and family ties and interests pervade
everything. It is a time when the
value of The Youth's Companion to
the family is doubly appreciated. It
serve ALL. every age. because youth
fulness has nothing to do with years,
and tha paper appeala to the hopeful,
yon till next spring driving season.
It the battery is over a year old we
will store It FREE.
Our registration system is so com
plete that you will surely get your
own battery next spring.
We are battery experts. If you
had a bad jumping tooth ache you
most certainly would not take your
tooth to a blacksmith. No, you would
go to the best dentist In town. Treat
your battery the same way and you
will get good service out of it.
Our service department will give
service on any make of battery, free.
not be repaired.
Frozen batteries can
the enthusiastic, thhse with ideals.
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physician and a humorist. It not only
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est and most trustworthy periodical
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