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The Blackfoot Optimist
Knierad na second, cinaa mailer De Oe.uoei a. lIMi, at tile posioidce at Mlackiool, ltlnlto. under the del of (Jon (rens of March 3. 137» Published «very Thursday SUBSCRIPTION RATIOS One year In advance ............. Bis months ..................... Three months .................... W. M. DOOLEY. Manager A GREATER WAR TO FOE LOW PRESENT CONFLICT To the Editor: "And the nations were angry.'' This wonderful prediction of the prophecy of Revelation is made under the sound ing of the seventh angel. Concern ing the time, we learn that when tho seventh angel begins to sound, or early in the sounding of the seventh angel, that the mystery of Cod—that is, the work of the gospel, "Christ in you, the hope of glory''—"should be finished, as He hath declared to llis servants, the prophets.'' Rev. 10:5-7; 11:15-19. The anger of the nations is coupled, i l the prophecy, with the wrath of Cod, v liicli is the prelude to the judgment of the world. It comes in conn the judging of the dead, the reward of the righteous, and the destruction of the wicked. Rev. 11:15-19. There can be no doubt at all that the prediction of the prophecy is today in process of fulfillment. The nations are angry; and since 1844, when the sev enth angel began its sounding, and more particularly since t848, one of tho jdainest truths of the day lias been that the temper of the nations was one of auger. Their attitude has constantly exemplified it. During all this time the rulers of the great nations have put forth strong effort, have been com pelled to use extreme caution, in order to avoid a universal war. At the same time, we must remember that the prophecy concerning Turkey indicates its waning, particularly from the time of the prophecy; that, is, from August 11, 1840, after which the Turk ish government would exist only by the sufferance of the European powers. That was the date specified in the prophecy; and true to the prediction, upon that day, August, 11, 1840, the powers notified the Turkish sultan that they would henceforth attend to his case. And without any question about It, from that day until the present war, they have been attending to his case. Were it not for an agreement among the powers, the Turkish government would have vanished long ago. Thus the nations have attempted, ar tificially, if von please, to prevent war; tiut today they are in conflict, ami more than ever we realize the truth of that prediction of the prophecy which de scribes accurately their state of wrath. They have seemed to realize that this spirit of wrath, if once let loose, would carry them utterly beyond themselves. Realizing it, and stating it to the world, they have tried to make Turkey a buf fer state, as it were, to hold them from each other's throat. Or as some one lias put it, Turkey is the bone, and each of the nations, while watching the bone, lias not dared to seize it for bringing the others on him in a great dogs' fight, so to speak, for the posses sion of the Mohammedan prize tion with I fear of ; This boneof contention, the territory of the Turk, has been described section that "might and ought, to be one of the most flourishing on the face of the earth.'' Almost every nation of Europe involved in the present conflict is deeply interested in who shall pos sess this territory. No one nation can gain control of it without tremendous ly affecting the others. There are Eng land 's possessions in Egypt and India There are the possessions of France and of Italy in the near East. Russia is ! almost. dependent for her very life upon the free passage of the Dardanelles, Austria and Germany want a straight ! avenue down through the Balkans and i Turkev into the rich Mesopotamian val- i ley. Greece is deeply anxious about it, ! 'because she lies so close to Constanti nople and environs. Italy has no good harbors, mid looks across the sea to Albania and the well sheltered places of that coast as a security for her navies and her ships of commerce. The present war is an ineffectual ef fort to straighten out the Eastern ques tion, which Inis been precipitated upon the nations before they desired it. From studies of the prophecies, I do not believe that the present war will solve the problem. Some sort of tem porary arrangement will be made, giv ing a short period of peace, in which God's work in tiie eartli will be finished. Then will come another war, known in the prophecies as Armageddon; and aft er that, the end of the world. But Armageddon is located in Pales tine, within the territory of the Turk. So that war, too, will be an attempt at the wiving of the Eastern question. And it will be the last attempt the na tions of the earth will ever make; for Armageddon ends the struggle of the nations, and marks the ushering in of the kingdom of Christ, with the de struction of all those things which are foreign to t]ie righteousness and peace of Him whose right it is to rule the world. The nations are angry. Soon God's wrath will come, and the Judgmnet Day, even as the prophecy of Revela tion XI clearly predicts. A'erv sincerely yours, R. W. UROSKBEY. Occasionally we run across a fellow whose mind feeds only on itself. And forsooth, it has blamed little on which to feed. we In the absence of anything better, might trot out a few regiments of tomesticated skunks as our first line of lefense. Some men iike to look like Lincoln, others prefer to roar like Roosevelt, and a contingent would even orate like Wil son. But the rest of us, begorra, don't care a cuss how they look, roar and or ate. AYe admire men, not imitations. There is always one ray of hope which never fades from the mind of a vice president. The president is human and must die. ' Tis with regret that we fail to note your bat in the presidential ring. But, then, we even yet have hopes. RECRUITS ARE CALLED BY STATE D. W. Church. Chairman Recruiting Committee for Fort Douglass Train ing Camp: Idaho will need 500 recruits' from the citizens of the State. I'lease furnish Adjutant General 1'. H. Crow list of names available for service from Poca tello. Recruiting now beiug done at Boise, but all sections of the State will be given equal opportunity to enlist men. The State of Idaho greatly ap preciates vour offer. 'HERMAN II. TAYLOR, Acting Governor Will Sand Physician. 1). AV. Church, Pocatello: Sign up all good men. If possible keep in touch with me. I will send medical officer to Pocatello to conduct plivsicul examinations. P. H. CROW, Adjutant General. Good Committee Work. In response to a telegram sent by the recruiting committee of the Commercial dub for the Fort Douglass training camp, in which the local committee said it stood ready to assist in any way in recruiting from this city to the Illa I * 10 national guard, Herman H. Taylor, acting governor of Idaho; P. H. Crow, adjutant general, Idaho national guard, and Captain W. B. Wallace, of Fort Douglass, have wired the local commit tee commending it upon its patriotic and willing offer to aid the United States in time of eventualities. The two wires above immediately affect the Idaho situation. By vote of the last Congress a pro vision was made whereby the régulai United States army would be increased as the line of de fen so. Having been federalized, the nation«! guard of all States becomes the second line of de fense, and the citizen soldiers, who ben efit by the training, will constitute the third line of defense. At present the first line of defense is in Mexico, the second line is preparing to move to the border, and the third line has not been trained. The local committee, consisting of D. AV. Church, E. O. Elliott, T. J. Magin nis and R. 11. Palme, wishes to make it clear that those who registered for the training camp service at Fort Douglass are no more likely to be called upon for service after the training camp enlist ment than at any other time, but if called they will be trained men.—Po catello Tribune. POLITICAL CHAT FROM BOISE. Boise, .lime 111.—A call has been is sued for a meeting of the Republican State central committee, to be held iu Boise, on Tuesday, .lime 27, when mat ters of importance will be discussed and preliminary arrangements for the State campaign will be detormiend. Chairman Evan Evans, who lias re turned from a visit to Washington, D. C-, and attendance at the national con vention in Chicago, has gone to hi3 home in Grangeville, but will probably be in Boise in about a week for a stay of some length. Mr. Evans feels that ; the nomination of Hughes by the Re publicans is meeting witli a greater de gree of satisfaction, enthusiasm and arnest support throughout the east ein and middle western States of any national nomination in many venrs. There was general confidence expressed by all who attended the Republican con vention, and many of those who were delegates to the Progressive convention over the decision that had been readied. The two platforms adopted seemed to those in attendance but one document written by different hands. The Ada county central committee met this afternoon and elected fifteen ! delegates to the State platform con vention, which is to lie held in Boise on June 27. The delegates elected rep ! resent all shades of factional feeling, i There was a very large attendance at i the committee meeting, and the gen ! era! discussion among those present was at of of s decidedly enthusiastic character in regard to both nation und the State. Hon. U. C. Cavanaugh, who was in Chicago during the recent convention, arrived home this morning. He brought tho news that Senator Borah was one of the leading figures in Chicago dur ing the exciting' times witneised, and was recognized not only hv the Repub licans but by the Progressives as the actual head of the tacit coalition which has resulted from the meeting of the two conventions. It was through His influence, as much as all others, that extreme action was prevented, leaving the way open for a consolidation of in terest which will result in the re!urn of the former Progressives to the fold. THE TWO CHARLIES 1 of of or Since Hughes and Fairbanks are the men the G. O. P. have chosen, all other chaps might just as well not try to put their nose in. There's something magic in the name. This fact is well admitted: that's why the men with Charlie names were peacefully submitted. They both have beards, and that will help to get them both elected. They won't depend by just close shave to reach the goal erected. They both are men of digni ty; their whiskers prove my writing: they'd rule with firm and steady hand) by pathways ever lighting. Now, Fairbanks has a marble top, a place for Hies to pester; but just the same he knows the game and he is not a jester. Now, Charlie Boys, hold up your heads and wait until November, and you may win; but running's fun— that fact vou must remember.—Pam. Stomach Troubles and Constipation. "I will cheerfully say that Chamber. Iain's Tablets are the most satisfac tory remedy for stomach troubles and constipation that I have sold in thirty four years' drug store service,'' writes S. II. Murphy, druggist, Wellsburg, N. Y. Obtainable everywhere. NATIONAL GUARD ORDERED OUT Owing to the declination of President Wilson to order the withdrawal of American troops now on Mexican soil, as requested a few days ago by Presi dent. Carranza of the Mexican govern ment, it is apparent that war is threat ened. and President. Wilson has ordered out the full U. S- National Gtiard. and all of these are to be in readiness in a few days. According to orders re ceived, the Idaho guardsmen assembled in camp at Boise yesterday. The mili tia are ordered out for service north of the Rio Grande, but on assembling a new oath will be administered which will compel them to cross into Mexico if so ordered, and members of the vari ous companies not desiring to take such oath will be dropped and other recruits taken who will take such oath. GOVERNMENT IN MARKET FOR HORSES AND MULES The government is in the market for (i"J,344 horses and mules for use on the Mexican border. Orders to advertise for'that number were received from Washington Tuesday by Captain O. E. Ilawlins, quartermaster of the United States army, says a Kansas City dis patch. Bids will be opened there next Monday. No specifications are men tioned in the advertisement, except tiiat horses and mules must be of ma ture age. The government also signed contracts in that city last Tuesday witli a bakery to ship two car loads of "hard tack'' to tiie border at once. Call for Bids. Seattle.—Instructions were received at the United States army quartermas ter's oflice here Tuesday to call for bids for 42,642 horses and 20,200 mules for use on the Mexican borde» Bids will lie opened simultaneously next Monday at Seattle, San Francisco. Kansas City, Reno, Okla., Fort Royal and Fort Sam Houston, Tex. No bids will be accept ed for less than car lot, and bidders must designate place and time of deliv ONWARD. (By Kate Masterson.) Wounded and gray and grim. He leaned from the ambulance Toward the nurse who reached to him Her hand with a tender glance, He glanced at the laee on her wrist— A gallant soldier he— And its meshes of white he kissed, With its border of fleur de lis! Brave eyes turned to the sky, She held the cup to his lips. And he smiled—a soldier's die As wine from the goblet drips, With a cheer for his comrades true And a laugh for the next that dies— Good-bye and a prayer to the blue For the look in the woman 's eyes. You and the fountain's splash And the song of the trees. The tilt of your hat and the flash Of your lips and the breeze, Scent of the smoke and sachet— AA'ere your hazel or id net Under the lanterns a-sway. Summer and you! Violins whispering low. Cellos sobbed tears, Thoughts of skies in the (low, Jovdrift of exquisite years. Girl of the fleur de lis, In the lace on a heart I knew, Summer and you and me— AVere your eyes hazel or blue? His breath went in with a sigh For the dream of the old cafe! AA'hat pleasanter way to die, Wounded and grim and gray? The sound of a woman 's voice On the field of the fleur de Iis — 1 ' On wa rd—my own—rejoice ! March on—with the free!" —New A'ork Times. DON'T RISK NEGLECT. Don't neglect a constant backache, sharp, darting pains or urinary dis orders. The danger of dropsy or Bright 's disease is too serious to ig nore. Use Doan's Kidney Pills, as have your friends and neighbors. A Blackfoot case: Carl Anderson, Groveland addition, R. F. D. No. 1, says: "I have taken Doan's Kidney Pills oft' and on for years and they have always given me relief from pain and weakness iu my back. When living in Utah, I had a serious nttack of kedney trouble, brought ofi by. drinking alkali water. My bladder was inflamed, and I knew that if something was not done, the disease would get the better of me. Doan 's Kidney Pills relieved this trou ble. ' ' Price 50c, at all dealers. 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But Mohammedism in the rest of the world the prevailing religion in Africa and i ~ I victory it has seems to lend new zeal " ' V-Vv i r\ : I on IMA n.______ L to its adherents anil to send it forth with a new the success» of ____ _ ture of some 20,000 British troops in Mesopotamia will have a great effect in encouraging and in making effective their propaganda. The World-Outlook of a recent date contains the following interesting data concerning the Moham medan; "Every eighth person in the world is a Mohammedan. "From one to five times a day two hundred millions of the human race turn their faces toward Mecca and repeat, the prayer: 'There is but one God and Mohammed is bis Prophet. ' "The slogan of the Moslem today is, 'Africa for Islam.' "Each Moslem trader is a mission ary of his faith. Penetrating to every nook and corner of the dark continent, he is enlisting new adherents by the hundreds of thousands- Mohammed ism is spreading three times more rap idly iu Africa than is Christianity. For every thirty-three natives who become Christian, one hundred become Moham medans. "Slavery, polygamy and the deinoral WATSON'S GARAGE BLACKFOOT'S OLDEST ANI) LARGEST GAR AGE. BETTER SERVICE FOR LESS MONEY. WE SELL NO CARS, BFT REPAIR ALL MAKES, AND CAN FURNISH YOU WITH REPAIRS ANp PARTS FOR ANY MAKE OF CAB. EXPERT TIRE AND TUBE REPAIRING. M. B. WATSON, BLACKFOOT, IDAHO. ization of character during the twelve centuries of Moslem control have made north Africa a moral desert. "Lying is a tine art in Moslem lands. Mohammed declares: 'A lie is allow able in three cases—to women, to recoil* eile friends, and in war.' 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