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Big Line of Knit
Cold weather will soon be here and we are
prepared to supply the needs of young and
old in knit goods. We have just received our
shipment of Sweaters for men, women and
chüdren, also infants, all wool combination
suits in all of the prevailing shades.
Our already fine assortment of millinery
was increased this week by the arrival of a
larger shipment of the very latest creations
in ladies' headwear, direct from New York.
The home of Hart Schaffner & Marx clothe*
Frank R. Goqding, who has lost the
election for the short term in the
United States senate from Idaho, has
given out the following reviewing the
recent political campaign in Idaho,
and its results:
"It is not unusual in a great fight
like the one we have had in Idaho
that someone should be called upon
to make sacrifices.
"As soon as I learned the true con
ditions in Idaho 1 knew the state
could be saved only through a cam
paign of education, exposing Town
ley, DeSeuer and his gang, showing
them up to the people in their true
"Someone had to make the fight
for Idaho and I would rather have
made the fight and lost than not to
have made the fight and won, for, af
ter all, a seat in the United StateB
senate is an empty honor compared
with a place in the hearts of the good
people of thiB state. There is only
one thing worth living for in this
world and that is the respect of the
people. A public servant, or a man
who serves the people as a public ser
vant and retires -from office without
the respect of the good people of the
state or nation would better have
never served the people at all.
Thanks Laboring Men.
"Many things are very gratifying
to me in this campaign, one of
which is that I had the support of a
large per cent of the laboring men of
the state. Especially is this true of
the railroad men in Pocatello and
other places. The I. W. W. forces
have tor years been trying to poison
the laboring men against me. I want
to assure the laboring men of this
state that wherever the fortunes of
life carry me, in the future as in the
past, I shall always be their friend.
For 14 years of my early life I work
ed for day's pay and 1 know and un
derstand that if this government is to
prosper the laboring man's interests
must be considered and he must be
given a square deal. What we want
in this country and must have is a
square deal all around and that is
what I have always fought for, as
my record shows.
"If anyone thinks thi# fight is over
because election is past they have
made a mistake. I promised the peo
ple in this campaign that I should
contiue my fight against anarchy,
treason- and rebellion until the end.
Muny new people have come to the
state since I had the honor of serv
ing Idaho as chief executive and I
am glad to have them know some
thing through me of the assassina
tion of ex-Governor Steunenberg and
the blot left upon the fair name of
Idaho bY the acquittal ot Haywood
and Pettibone.
People Had to Know.
"I had but one thought in this
fight and that was to educate the
people as far as possible to the dan
ger of such men as Towuley and Le
Seuer and those associated with
them, who, it is proven conclusively
by court records, were in sympathy
with Bill Haywood and the I. W. W.
organization—the greatest criminals
this country has ever produced.
"It is this dangerous element that
the good citizenship must fight
against at all times and I accept my
defeat with the knowledge that, for
the time, at least, I have saved Idaho
from the greatest disgrace that can
come to any commonwealth—the suc
cess of Townley, LeSeuer and McKaig.
"It is gratifying to me to know
that the state ticket is elected by an
overwhelming majoriy and that both
the house and senate will be safely
republican. ,
"I have confidence in Mr. Davis
and those elected with him on the
state ticket. I am satisfied that the
people can look forward to a cleafi.
vigorous administration that will
mean much for the upbuilding of
Boise, Nov. 11.—Everyone knows
how the election went but there are
many who do not know exactly why.
It would really be difficult for the
average man to figure it out, but
those on the outside, who no longer
observe the secrecy maintained dur
ing the campaign, are talking and
making it easier to form safe deduc
tlons. Besides, the election returns'
show some things.
lice in the history of politics for the
sole benefit of one man.
The ouststanding result of the
election is that the democratic party
of Idaho has been reduced to a nulli
ty. It was first stolen by the non
partisan league leaders in the prima
ry election. In this process It had
democratic aid from Nugent and for
mer Senator Fred T. Dubois. Sena
tor Nugent and his advisors in
Washington realized that he had no
show as against a republican line-up
in Idaho. They felt it would be pos
sible to hold most ot the democratic
voters through the influence and
pleading of the national democratic
administration and with the league
vote, manipulated by shrewd politi
cians, It would be a cinch.
It was hardly that because
Senator Nugent won what must be to
him a humiliating victory—barely
scratched through,
been anything like the normal vote in
tlie state he would have been deci
sively defeated.
He won by a few votes but he
takes his seat on
If there had
the wreckage of,
the democratic party in Idaho, per
haps the most notable party sacri
In the operation not only was the
democratic party ruined but the non
partisan league was slaughtered as
a political entity. The one-man am
bition for office permitted no obata
des, whatever the cost.
The republican state ticket was
elooted by about the average repub-j
Ik-an majority in the state but thej
republican party had lost a lot of
votes through members Joining the
The results^
non-partisan league,
show that the party recouped aud it
was not from the non-partisan league,
which "stuck." It was also stuck!
The republican state ticket was the
beneficiary of democratic votes trad
ed in the interest of Nugent. He
was desperate. His managers were
desperate, so the word was sent out
to trade off the non-partisan state
That was done. The non-partisans
wonder what happened. The story
is told hers. The democrats lined up
with Nugent, abandoned thp leaguers,
trading against Gooding.
So we have one party wrecked and
another murdered so John F. Nu
gent might stay in office.
Walter Tippets sends us two let
ters written by his son, John, who is
now in a hospital In France. One was
written Oct. 9, and is as follows:
Dear Folks at Home.—As I am ly
ing flat on my back in bed now with a
broken leg I thought that 1 would
write you a few lines. Do not worry
one bit for I am gettinv along fine. I
was wounded on Sept. 29th. My
right teg is broken a few inches
, above the knee, caused by a machine
; g Un j, u n e t i and there is a bole thru
! my leg Just above my right ankle, but
I can consider myself lucky that I
was not wounded more severely. I
knew that there was some one at
home praying for me and I kept up
my courage and now 1 am on the win
ning side. I will be laid up for two
or three months, but I am in a fine
American hospital and have the best
of care.
You folks at home want to make
t j, e best of life, for there are better
From the second one written Oct.
14, we publish the following:
I have nothing to do now days
but lie in bed and and content myself
reading. I am getting along* fine.
My leg is quite sore, but nothing like
it was at first. I would like awful
well to get some mail from home
once more. Our company is scat
tered all over France in different
hospitals and I guess it is hard to
locate us all. I don't think there are
many boys left In our company for
we had a hard old fight the afternoon
that I got mine. But never the less,
1 am getting paid back for all of the
hardships I went through, for I am
I having the best of care and three
mea i„ each day ,
so what more could
( j agk {or ,
. days coming, and it won't be long.
either. And when that day does
come I can proudly say that we all
took our part to help win the war. I
am speaking for you who are at home
mostly for I know you are putting
every dollar you can in bonds and
war savings stamps, but it is for a
good cause. Hoping the Lord will
bless you all each day and help you
win out, X am your son and brother
1 with the colors.
Cheynnne, Wyo., Nov. 13.—The
Wyoming legislature will be compos
ed of fifty-nine republicans and
twenty-two democrats on Joint ballot.
Cnmplete returns from the recent
election Indicate the election of
eighteen republicans and nine dem
ocrats to the senate, and forty-one
republicans and thirteen democrats
to the bouse.
What a staggering bill it will be! I
Jt will be a bill for four years of the most
fearful crimes which the world has ever j
knowp. V
It will be a bill for the millions who have '
died in defense of civilization and for the mil
lions who have been blinded and maimed and j
permanently invalided.
It will be a bill for all agonies which hun- !
dreds of millions have had to endure..
It will be a bill for the tears which have
flowed from the eyes of millions of mothers
and wives, sisters and sweethearts because
their loved ones have had to endure all of the !
hardships which the vilest ingenuity of hell }
could instigate as they fight on the side of j
heaven in the battle against hell. (
It will be a bill for such sorrAws as earth i
has never known by dishonored womanhood
which in shame and deathless woe cries out i
to heaven against the criminals." i
It will be a bill for mangled children and
for tens of thousands of helpless babies done |
to death by Germans' crimes.
It will be a bill not merely for the tens of
billions of money, not merely for the ships
that have been murdered, for the towns and
the countries that have been ravaged, for the
cathedrals and churches that have been de
stroyed ; these are only a part of the material
things which must be charged against Ger
many, in the bill of civilization against bar
It will be a bill which no human words
can ever portray, and no auditor can ever
state in figures.
These are some of the items in this bill
against Germany, the magnitude of which no
expert accountant who ever lived could meas
ure by human calculations.
Though the. tears can never be wiped
away, the broken hearts never be mended,
the millions of murdered brought back to
Paris celebrated the ending of th*
war last Monday in a gala manner.
Couriers in autos carried the good
news to Bloomington, St. Charles and
Fish Haven, and upon their return
they were accompanied by something
over 100 autos. In the evening a
huge bon fire was built on the tab
ernacle grounds, and a number of
speeches were made. Joe Denlo de
lighted the crowd with one of his
characteristic talks and it is said that
he made the speech of his life.
In years past the proposed amend
ments to the state constitution were
printed on pink paper and the ballots
weje banded to voters along with
the official ballots. The result was
that many voters left the pink bal
lots in the booths. In fact less than
50 per cent of the voters failed to ex
press themselves either for or
against the amendment. The last
legislature thought to remedy the
matter by enacting a law requiring
that proposed amendments to the con
stitution should be printed on the
official ballots. It was thought by
doing this the voters would not over
look the amendments.
We do not know how the law work
ed in other counties but the official
canvas of the returns in this county
reveals the fact that only about one
third ot tbe voters paid any attention
to the améndments. The total vote
for and against the five questions
submitted this year averaged 774,
while the ttoal vote cast in the coun
ty was 2204. This Is even a poorer
showing than was made when the
proposed amendments were printed
! on separate ballots,
Below is the vote on the five ques
tions submitted this year:
No. 1—Yes 314; No 466.
No. 2—Yes 47A: No 362.
No. 3—Ye# 37»; No 453.
No. 4—Yes 422; No 346,
No. 5—Yes 276; No 377.
services were held at the Fish Haven
; cemetery on Nov. 7 for Henry Smith,
who died at Aberdeen, Wash., on Oct.
Death was caused from diph
Fish Haven, Nov. 13.—Funeral
: theria, following the influenza.
loving sympathy of the entire com
: munlty goes out to the widowed
mother in her terrible bereavement,
! Ing from a severe attack of rheuma
tism. which has confined her to the
, house for nearly a month,
> . The news that "the war is over"
was received here with cheers and re
: Joicing, firing of .guns and driving
Mrs. L. S. Conley is slowly recover
decorated autos through the street
|i;We have just received a big shipment
of T eam Harness which we are selling at
Don't forget, we will take in your old
harness on a new one.
Come in and look at our at our latest
improved Piller Blocked Wagons.
S'! Now is is the time to order your bob
sleds and take advantage of last year's
prices for the next few days.
Lumber Co.
Building Material
Phone 7W.
Prompt Delivery

with the boys and girls waiving hats
and handkerchiefs. At night a great
bonfire was' built and the kaiser
burned in effigy at nearly
home as well as in public. A num
ber of autos drove up rrom Paris, all
decorated with flags and bunting.
Loud cheers and greetings were
changed with the people of ÇIsh Ha
ven and the visitors raced back
though they were afraid they would
not get a chance to fire a shot at the
kaiser if they didn't hurry. The
frolic kept up until a late hour,
when all retired with hearts filled
.w, » tw wem ...
life, the dishonored womanhood never
stored, the bill must be summed up in the»»
most graphic language known to mankind,
It must be written on the pages ot human
history with a pen fed by the blood lof mil
lions of broken, bleeding hearts. I here it
"ill stand forever as an unpam debt Horn
which Germany can never through etermU
be cleansed,
As well might Judas have sought to blot
out the reality of the betrayal of his Lord
«nd of the agony of the Cross as for Germany
to hope ever to wipe out the recon o i s
crimes. In fetters of fire, burned into the
soul of every man and woman living now, or
in the centuries to come, they will forever
German}' will for ten thousand yeais be
regarded as more typical ot rotten-heattei -
neBK than Judas and isero.
Though Germany can never wipe out this
hill, there is a bill for material things which
»hall represent every dollar spent by America
and our allies in saving civilization from be
ing destroyed.
There is a bill for every ship that has been
murdered, for every pound of foodstuffs and
raw materials of which Germany has robbed
There is a bill for the disruption and dis
organization of every business on earth.
There is a bill for every fruit tree cut
down, for every town looted and burned, for
every car and locomotive stolen. These things
must be summed up and Germany be made to
pay to the uttermost farthing.
To require anything less of Germany
would be to condone its crimes, to become an
apologist for them, and a co-worker with
Germany in sapping the world's moral
strength. f
There is alstra bill which can be paid only
by the death upon the gallows of the leading
over and suspense ended at last.
Mrs. L. S. Conley received
this morning that her daughter. Mrs.
O. L. Schenck, who lives near Ran
dolph, was very low with influenza
and that other members of the family
were also 111 with it.
So far, there are no cases of the
''flu' here, for which we are truly
Sice,, and R^ t
One of the most common «
insoipnia and restlessness is
f ion - Take one of Chamberla
after 8u PP«r and see
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