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THE IDAHO REPUBLICAN
SEMI-WEEKLY Published every Tuesday and Friday BYRD TREGO,Editor and Proprietor Entered at the postofflce at Black foot, Idaho, as second-class matter. Subscription price • $3.00 per Year STIRRING UP STRIFE AMONG OURSELVES Almost every day one hears dis cussions about the Non-partisan league and its activities, and one of the things the league members nearly always bring out in the course of their talk is s "The farme this community. If it were not for the farmers of this county the peo ple in the towns would starve to death. The people of the towns are supported by the people on the farms, etc., etc., etc." There is no occasion to be thrash It is as cmething like this: !nr are the backbone -of ing over such stuff as that, useless and senseless aa^to start peo ple to wrangling over that old ques tion invariably brought up for ama teur debaters, "Resolved that water is more destructive than fire." The editor of this «paper lives in one of the towns, and works at the job of producing a newspaper alike for people in town and out. Down at our house we buy more or less butter and eggs and various other fine foods from the farms, and we have always supposed the people selling those products were as glad to have the money as we were to have the food. We have always been as glad to receive the farmer's money across the counter as the town people's, and we have always gumed that it was a good exchange in both cases, and that- the same thing might be said of all our other transactions. The men who have nothing better to do now days than to be stiring up bad feeling among ourselves and agitating such stuff as that, have lit tle to do, and add to people's convic tions that they are merely the tools of the enemies of the country. When ever one class of workers are held, up as the whole thing, and they are" told to bow to them just because of their great importance, It* Is time for somebody to tell them that they are merely an Important part of the whole business and social fabric, and must be considered and given their dues and'the protection which justice and fair play would dictate. This is not a one-man country, but America and her allies are fighting a one-man country across the seas, and com bating his spies and helpers in Amer ica who seek in every way they can, to stir up strife among ourselves dur ing the war. ♦ THE BOY COTTERS ARE BUSY HERE Ten and fifteen years ago the boy cot was a favorite weapon In further ing the designs of thhe Western Fed eration of Miners and various other unions. At first it was very effective, but it made bitter enemies because of the rank injustice it wrought, and beoause it was so un-American. It gradually lost favor amon^ the peo ple, and legislation was''Tramed to curb It, until now it is punishable by fine and improisonment so severe that it has been practically aban doned. Public sentiment is so strong against it that whenever people see a boycot is being operated/ no mat ter how slight or how well its tracks are covered, they are prejudiced against those who operate It. It is very difficult to convict the operators of a boycot. It must be proved that the person actually said and did things to influence others directly to withhold their patronage from those they oppose. Any man may shift his own business to suit himself, but the moment he goes to his neighbor to get him to take his patronage away from anyone, he has taken the step that constitutes a boy cot. If he operates to change the business of a large number of persons 'he may ruin a business, an$ each separate act that is designed to change one Individual customer con stitutes a complete crime, and Is pun ishable if it can be proved. Of course those things are done every day, but only occasionally does anyone pay any attention to them or institute criminal proceedings. It is a species of offense that is so mani festly unfair and un-American and. spiteful that it brings its own punish-1 ment by reaction. Fair minded peo ple come to despise the one who will ! resort to such methods, or firm that has such enemies merely pockets the loss and waits for the A person THIS WEEK We Have the Following Used Cars SEE OUR LIST EACH WEEK IN THIS PAPER One 5-passenger Buick Six One 5-passenger Dodge One 7-passenger Studebaker Six One 7-passenger Overland Six One 7-passenger 1918 Chandler Six With new cord tires Seven 5-passenger 1918 Fords, in fin One 5-passenger Overland Four One 4-passenger Cole Eight One 5-passenger Oakland Six One 2-passenger 1918 Ford roadster I K I e shape. We have two car loads of new Ford touring and roadster bodies with tops and wind shields guaranteed Buy a new body for your old car and make it do another year. Blackfoot BILLS AUTO CO Idaho o a rebound. Anyone who would resort to a boycot against one person or class will employ the same weapon against the others when it suits his whim, and people do not readily go out serving such fickle friends. ♦ EDITOR AND NON-PARTISAN SPAT The last of the week a man ap proached Editor Trego and started a conversation that contained a vol ume on matters of current interest, and ran as follows: Farmer—"Mr. Trego, who is it that puts these articles in the Repub lican about the Non-partisan league?" Trego—"Why I do most of them." Farmer—"Well, we're going to cut you out. We won't stand for that kind of stuff. We are going to put you out of business." Trego—"Very well, words you are speaking for the league and you are going to fight me;" In other v Farmer—"That's what . we are going to do. We are going to put in a paper of our own and stop yours." Trego—"I am n<Jt surprised at that announcement. I have said for about a year that the league shows signs of acting on that principle that does not tolerate anything or any body that differs from their views, You fellows who are leading the league activities want everybody to think just as you think and act as j you act or he hasn't an^ right to live. That's why I have lost confi dence in you. That is why you wiU fight me, and that is why I will flglft | you. I claim th e right for every man to have his own opinions and to act; on them within the law." Farmer— "See here Trego—an 1 Just a Few Things to Ponder Over If it is good sound sense to expend THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS to protect a $250 piano from the elements, would it not be advisable in greater degree to expend small part of that amount in the protection of the machinery and implements that made possible the purchase of the piano ? You would strain a tendon chasing a $200 BILL if you found one floating around your premises. Of course you would—anybody would. Why then leave a $300 BINDER, a $1000 THRESHING MACHINE, a $100 PLOW or a $150 MOWER in the field or the furrow to rot, rust, and deteriorate in preference to expending $100 for material for their protection? * While this is fresh in your mind lodk over your own place and see if this applies to you. Get the habit of viewing your .machinery as if it were money instead of something in animate. It is money, it cost real money and would take money to replace. Give this stuff a real chance, the square deal you gave the piano. See W. B. Royce at once about this. Get his free plans for machinery sheds. Follow his ad vice. It will mean money saved, and money saved is money made. a same v SEE— £9 E o f X-y O W. B. Royce F. C. Mickelson J. T. Foster A. F. Willecke E. O. Taylor L. G.'Wells C. C. Tompkins Blackfoot Shelley X 1 1 a % "O M > ItOl Firth O \ Taber Sterling Rockford Keever /MHO, Manufacturers of Western Soft Pine swer me this—don't the farmers this county support you and your paper?" Trego—"See here fellow—don't* and my newspaper force render dollar's worth at service for every dollar we receive from -everybody?" ♦ GERMAN PEOPLE SELL WAR BONDS BASEL, Switzerland.—There are presistent. rumors among the work ing classes in Germany, according advices received here, that Ger manys imperial bonds may become valueless. The rumors have their basis in the repeated entente victories. The peo ple of numerous towns are said to be unloading their war loans at extra ordinarily low prices and a panic seems imminent. The German newspapers are pub llshing long appeals in endeavors to tranquilize public feeling. It is re commended above all other methods that persons who desire to sell gov ernment bonds do so ..ru the banks, which are ready always to advance cash upon bonds in the usual way. The public is further advised to re member that the German empire guarantees the loans. Peasants and small business peo pie, says the appeal, should be the last to dispose of their bonds, be cause at the moment of demobiliza tion they will be able to buy useful articles of all sorts. When that time comes buyers paying with national bonds will be given preference. The document on which the ap pdals are based calls upon the Ger mans to show their patriotism and also their opposition to the propa ganda of rumqss about war bonds, which are cauWng great injury to the empire. f a ROOSEVELT RAPS 1N. P. LEAGUE 11 BILLINGS Billings, Mont., Oct. 5—Speaking be fore an audience of 10000 people in the huge Billings auditorium this aft , rnmn „ ,, 1 * Roo 1 se i velt ' ftfter ® erlnlng Amenicanism and its duties, denounced the leadership of the Non Partisan league as anti-American and Bolshevistic and Democratic institutions of the United States. He drew attention to tha ^ w t . . " h' w , ,1.'. , e e recentl y convicted and then read Iro,n u ietter °f the secretary of the Non-partisan league to William D. Haywood, in which the phrase "this damned war" was used and fight on conscription and anti-spy bills was ad vocated The colonel's words tu™ih,' m ,«iv "a ,, ? tumultuously applauded time after time. After speaking about the farmers' Just complaints and declaring that the}/ must be remedied by either state or federal action, the Colonel declared that "to Introduce state socialism a relief for these conditions would re sult in nothinp^but widespread dam age." He continued: He Was Deceived. "I have so keen a feeling about the Injustice to which the farmers were posed here in the northwest that when the Non-partisan league first appeared t was inclined to welcome It and to believe in it and I wished to ate with it. It was with real reluct ance that I was obliged to believe that the leadership that controlled it was of such a character as to threaten this country with evils analogous to those which came from Bolshevlkism abroad and from I. W. W.-ism at home. "The I. W. W. leaders have been convicted of disloyalty to America by a Chicago jury. They have preached and practiced sedl tipn. A federal grand jury la Kansas has just Indicted the or ganization itself Tor a plot to overthrow' the United States gov ernment, establish a reign of ter ror and seize all property. Here in Montana it has become a men ace to the mining, lumber and farming interests, using lawless violence and mob conspiracy as its weapons and the federal authori ties have been gravely remiss in failing to handle the situation fearlessly and vigorously; yet It wus to the leader of this organiza tion, W. D. Haywood, that tha secretary and one of the moving spirits of the Non-partisan league, wrote on April 5, 1917, just as wa were going to war, and in his let ter, a copy of which I hold in my hand, he spoke of 'this damned war buisness' and that 'I think tha fight should now be centered against spy bills and conscrip tion.' In other words, these two responsible officials of the* 1, W. W. and Non-partisan league were proposing to tight measures to deal with traitors and make our par ticipation in the war effective. Denounces Leaders as "Anti American and Bolshevistic" Before Large Crowd, Declares There Is Not a Pro German in the Nation That Does Not Wish Success for the Townley Movement. a menace to the were as ex co-oper Pro-Germans For Them. "No patriotic American can afford to support either organization and any politician who is joined up with either is discredited. There is not a German abroad or a pro-German at home, who does not wish success to the Non-partisan league as at present controlled, and to the I, W. W.—and they wish them success because they recognize them as anti-American and as containing within them the threat of reducing this country to somewhat the same condition to which the Bol shevikism has reduced Russia. If these men had had their way a year ago or if they had their way now, they would make our beloved country an object or scorn to all free nations and a byword by derision, for the foreign despotisms, for these men, whether actuated merely by an evil fanaticism or by more sordid motives are, natural ly and lnevitably N the enemies of America, just as Lenine and Trotzky were of Russia. Whether consciously or unconsciously, they play the game of the autocratic governments that are hostile to the United States and they should be repudiated by every far-see ing and patriotic American. To Those Misled. "I know well that there are mul titudes of honest and upright men among the rank and file of the Non-partisan league, just as there are thousand* of good but mis informed men In the runks of the I. W. W. Insofar as these men have, and I believe they have, just grievances of which they com pluin, it is our business actively and affirmatively to strive for the remedy of these grievances, and wi,en I say 'strive,' I mean not merely 'hot air,' but action. • It is our business to act affirmatively so as to redress every just griev ance of the farmer and to show th*nt we recognize that he Is lit erally the bedrock foundation of our w|jole American social system,' to remedy these things that are wrong in the labor world which force, hj>re and there, bodies of workmen into the I. W. W., be cause they don't know where else to go; but the leadership of both the Non-partisan league and the I. W. W. represent Bolshevlkism pure and simple and nothing else." YOUR New Suit Is Here We say YOUR new suit ad- || visedly for we are sure that this display contains the very suit that will appeal to you above all others. The showing embraces virtu ally every suit fashion that has won the approval of smartly dressed women. Every suit is of irreproach able quality, flawless in fit and elegant in appearance. See them the next time you are in towi). v \ w * }. Navy Blue Serge imitation fur trimmed $22.50 at Navy Blue Poplin, braid trimmed at $29.75 Pekin Blue Cheviot pltich trimmed at $37.50 Pekin Blue cheviot plush trimmed at $37.50 The above prices are all loWer than you will be able to purchase the same qualities later on The Brown-Hart Co. The Home of Popular Prices i 4 II PRICE OF BREAD FIXED The local food administration has just received the following telegram > Boise, Idaho, Oct, 9, 1918 George F. Gagon, Blackfoot, Idaho. 1 As the result of investigation and resolution passed at our Boise con ference October 5, national food ad ministration authorizes putting into effect in Idaho October 15, 191 maximum fair prices on bread of cents wholesale and 10 cents retail for the sixteen ounce loaf unwrapped and proportionable prices on other sizes. But where a lower fair price basis has already been established any county such prices should be maintained. In no case shall a re tailer make more than 1 cent per loaf profit fOr handling bread. Report any violations premptly to this office together with evidence thereon in SUITS for WEAR * Ladies, the weather is ideal for suits. If you have not yet bought your fall suit, buy it now and take advantage of this beautiful weather. We have a few charm ing suits left, that are distinctive in style and fabrics. The fit is pleasing and tailoring superior. Come in and look them over to-day Kinney Mercantile Co. "We Appreciate Your Business t* Phone 37 Blackfoot order that we may take necessary steps thru national administration for the cancalation of the offender's Give publicity and make bread prices effective October 15, ac cordingly. license. BICKNELL. -*■ SPENT A FEW HOURS IN BLACKFOOT Lieutenant C. A. Marlowe formerly a teacher in the Blackfoot high school spent a few hours in Black foot Saturday between trains. He was enroute from Boise to Camp Mc Arthur, Tex. Miss Margaret Moody, a former resident of Blackfoot, but now liv ing in Boise, and Lieutenant Marlowe were married Monday, at the home of the bride's parents in Boise. Mrs. Marlowe expects to remain in Boise for the present.