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The Idaho Republican. [volume] (Blackfoot, Idaho) 1904-1932, November 05, 1918, Image 4

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Published every Tuesday and Friday
BYRD TRBGO,Edltor and Proprietor
Entered at the postofflce at Black
foot, Idaho, as second-class matter.
Subscription price • $3.00 per Year
A vote for these men assures the
defeat of un-American, Social
istic administration in Idaho.
Republican Ticket
Borah, William E.
Gooding, Frank R.
Smith, Addison T.
Davis, D. W.
Moore, C. C.
Jones, R. 0.
Gallett, Edward G.
Eagleson, John W.
Black, Roy L.
Bell, Robert N.
Redfield, Ethel E.
Lee, William A.
Yorgesen, Soren
Robbins, LewiB
First District
Christensen, James,.
Second District
Bills, R. Gordon
Third District
Fugate, M. A.
Fisher, F. M. .
Simmons, A. II.
Good, James E.
Faulconer, Grace
Malcom, E. T.
Adair, Ralph W.
Peck, E. T.
The form of ballot has been
amended. Take this list to the polls.
On behalf of the candidates of the
Republican party in this county. I
desire to announce that it will be our
purpose to have the county accounts
audited every two years hereafter for
the triple purpose of discovering er
rors in bookkeeping, improving and
modernizing methods of accounting
and to prevent fraud and remove the
temptation to defraud.
Some fifteen years ago a man in
New York went to borrowing money
and paying ten per cent, a month in
terest. He advertised for money,
and some people sent him small sums
and sure enough, at the end of thir
ty days he sent them back the prin
cipal and 10 per cent additional,
said business was good, and he
could still make them the same of
fer again. That was good enough
and the folks who tried the experi
What Do You Think Is My Share?
By Brucs Barton
He!* a con*cientiou* gentleman, who honestly
wants to do right. And he came to me shaking
his head.
I want to do my full part in this United War
Work Campaign, he said. "Do you think a
hundred dollars is my share?
And I told him that it would be hard for
anyone but himself to decide. "There are so
many different ways of looking at money/' I
A hundred and seventy millions looks big at
first glance. It is forty times what Jefferson
gave for the Louisiana territory.
It's a dollar and seventy cents for every man,
woman and child in the land; it's more than
eight dollars and a half for every household.
''You can figure it on that basis," I told him.
**On the basis of dollars and cents. Or you can
figure it on the basis of boys."
Of boys?" he questioned. "I do not under*
It's less than fifteen cents a day for each of our
soldiers and sailors," I answered. "Fifteen cents
a day to give them warmth and comfort and
entertainment, and lectures, and games, and the
thought of mother and of God."
"Fifteen cents a day for a boy: two for a
quarter a day. How many boy* will you
take?" '
' And his eyes kindled. M I think I could takt
ten at least, he said. He drew his check book
Figure it out and tell me the price," he said.
"I want you to give them the best you've got.
What is it going to cost?"
for ten boys, for a year, at two for a quarter
a day?"
Sol figured it out for hunt suppose you ogam
it out for yourself.
ment sent back both principal and
interest, and in another month got
it all oack again with another 10
per cent, added. At the same time
he said business was booming, and
be had some fine investments to take
care of and if they cared to put in
money again he could assure them
the same liberal profits. Also, ii
they had any friends who wanted to
1 [et in on the profits, he would al
ow one per cent, to the person who
got the friend or friends to loan
him money. These same people sent
him all their own money and all oi
their friends' money they could get.
They all got what they had been
promised and he told them he had
made some fine inestments in stocks
and had made enormous profits and
he was glad to share it with those
whose money had enabled him to
swing the deals without being ham
pered for funds, he now made the
same offer agaip to all investors and
their friends without limit. People
went daffy and everybody was send
ing him their own money and laying
off from work to interest as many
others as they could so they could
get the one per
The man in New York was hiring
accountants all the while, and when
curious, people went to look him up
they found a fine establishment full
of accountants and money standing
around in barrels. When they ask
ed him how he made his big profits
he said the world was full of good
investments for anyone who 6ould
spot them early enough, and his
system of getting the information
was getting the results. The mania
for loaning money to him spread like
wildfire, and thousands of people
quit work and spent their time in
securing loans for him and forward
ing the money for the one per cent,
commission. At the same time, they
re-invested it all with him and kept
him staked so he could keep on pay
ing. He really did not lose any
money by paying commissions—he
merely sent it out and received it
right back. All that he lost was the
cost of the bookkeeping and his rent
and other operating expenses. He
did not even advertise now, for the
thousands and thousands of invest
ors attended to that by word of
mouth. Finally, in explaining how
he made his money, he stated that
he had just made a fine profit by
buying and selling stock in a trans
continental railroad and made nine
teen points. Stock quotations show
ed that the stock of no transconti
ental line had varied ...< more than
three points for months. That lie
about the nineteen points went ring
in down the line and people became
dubious and began to withhold their
money. Then grave doubt spread
among these loan people fast as the
epidemic to loan had spread, and
soon the New York man had emptied
his barrels paying interest, no more
funds came in fast enough to keep
up the deception, and the bubble
burst leaving him without money
enough to pay off the girls who were
posting the books.
The history of Townlev's United
Stores companies in North Dakota,
his proposed stores companies in
Idaho, and his plan of getting peo
ple to buy newspapers for him in
Idaho, indicate that Townley must
have received an inspiration from
the New York money shark. Three
times, Townley's big schemes have
come to the verge of ruin, and three
times has he snatched up the failure
and started money to flowing again.
cent commission
The national woman's party thru
its Idaho branch at Boise is lighting
Senator Borah, and is sending out
.letters to all Idahcians telling them
that Borah is behaving very badly
in the face of the president's
quest to the senate to vote yes on
the National Woman Suffrage meas
It is reported recently that
Unusual Values in
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Overcoats-Smart Styles
$20 and $25
Good ClotHes
he had promised to vote for the
measure when it comes up again, and
Marcella S. Pride, the state chair
man of the Idaho branch wired to
ask him if this were true and he re
plied that he had made no promise
or pledge to anyone, and that he was
going to the polls on his ~ record.
That angered Marcella and others,
and she remarked that he was going
to the polls on rather thin ice and
she will make it thinner if she can,
so she sends out circular letters.
We received her letter and wrote
to her on November 1 as follows:
Dear Madam: I have your letters
stating that National Woman Suf
frage is necessary to winning the
war. In one place you say it is a
"vital war measure." I wish that
you would enlighten me on the sub
ject so that I can understand how
woman suffrage will affect the war.
Kindly make it, very plain in detail
so I can pass it on to my readers in
Monday's paper.
"You say that President Wilson
went before the senate and told
them it was vital and asked them
to vote yes so we could win the war
If you happen to know, I wish that
you would explain to me when it
was that President Wilson learned
that women ought to have the ballot,
and why it was that he reversed him
self after the votes were counted.
"Perhaps you can give me one or
two good reasons why the president]
of the United States should take a
political issue or a reform issue: or
a personal liberty issue in the hipd
of the chief executive and direct tue
senate what to do, and justify the
The Non-partisan league, an out
law quasi-political party, now con
victed of grand larceny of the De
mocratic party in Idaho, you quote
as having endorsed woman suffrage
and as having asked Senaor Borah
to vote yes.
"Would you kindly inform me why
you quote such an organization?
The people of my county will be in
terested in your reply.
Up to press time Monday Marcejla
did not reply.
A letter recently written to Dr.
Hudson by Lieut. Rex Dunlap, con
veys a few pleasing sentences con
cerning Blackfoot soldiers, who are
making good.
Lieut. Dunlap was talking with a
lieutenant at Camp Hancock, who
had just returned from overseas and
mentioned that he was from Black
foot, Idaho, whereupon the lieuten
ant 'spoke of Herbert Neider and
Maine France, stating that they were
both in his company in France and
described them as both being splen
did soldiers, and he remembered
them in particular because of their
unusual worth as soldiers.
Doubtless there are scores of our
boys who are just as worthy of
praise and admiration and who are
making good at the war game, but
these two received .the mention as
their letter were always censored
by this lieutenant in particular.

O.. W. Fraker, who lives west of
Firth was in town a felw days ago,
and brought some fine russet pota
toes ranging from nine to twelve
inches in length and not hollow. He
says he has a good yield of them, and
that they are unusually large this
year. He gathered up ten of them
that weighed a total of twenty-four
pounds, and did not get the largest
onees as he could have done by a
careful selection.
J. H. Early has some specimens of
big beets, potatoes and mangels on
exhibit In his window at the real
estate office. The continued warm
weather all thru September and
October with occasional showers has
added greatly to the tonnage of beets
potatoes and mangles and the third
crop of hay.
Charles Shafer, a former resi
dent of Mackay, but for some years
at Gooding, died of influenza the
last of the week, leaving a wife and
Mrs. Shafer iwas a Miss Hulhull,
and lived at Era and Mackay before
her marriage.
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I serv ce United States has made
a request upon the people thruout
the United States to save fruit pits
and nut shells to be used in the pro
duction of carbon of superior quality
which serves as an absorbent of the
poisonous gases in the gas mask, and
Whereas: One million pounds of
this carbon is required daily for the
use of our soldiers to save them
from the deadly poison of our relent
less and inhuman foe, it is requested
by the national warfare service to
set aside a certain day for the gath
ering of pits and nut shells in order
to save many lives on the battle
front, and,
Now, therefore, I, Moses Alenxan
der, governor of the state of Idaho,
do hereby set aside and designate
November 9, as gaB mask day,
and 1 urgently request and appeal to
every man, woman and child in the
State of Idaho to make every effort
on that day to gather nuts and pits
of all kinds of all fruits and take
them to some central point in each
county or city and turn them over
to the Red Cross organization of
their communities. Especial atten
tion is directed to these communit
ies where there are walnut trees so
that the same may not go to waste
and the product thereof may be. de
dicated to the noble work of saving
the lives of our boys who are giving
their all for liberty and democracy.
Let every woman and child of our
state forget all other work and
duties on November 9 and collect
this essential substance and thus ef
crisis and struggle. v
fectually help our nation in this
Let's all write to them, no matter
whether we are personally
quainted with them or not. They
are our fellows, and they will be
mighty glad to hear from anybody
in the good old U. S. A.
Private C. W. Wells, Co. F 318
Engineers, A. E .F., France via New
Sergt. W. H .Wells, Co. C., 60th
Regiment ,Camp Funston, Kan.
Corporal George Ray Cheshire, Co.
K 20th Infantry, Camp Funston,
Corporal Thomas Roy Cheshire,
Co. M. 20th Infantry, Camp Funston,
Wallace M. McBride, Co. C 6th
Causal Camp, Camp Fremont, Cal.
Private Garnel J. McBride, Co. B.
Section 6, Marine barracks, Mare
Island, Vallejo, Cali.
Corporal A. P. Grlmand, Co. B.
601 Engineers, A. E. F., A. P. O. 714
Private Albert H. Jones, M. T. C.,
School No. 1. A E F., A. P. O. 772,
France. No. 891879.
Harris Wt. Ayers, U. S. Navy
Training Station, Co. A 7, Camp
Sims, San Francisco, Cal.

Whereas: The chemical warfare

Continued from page one
German retreat has slightly slowed
Virtually every American division
had not only reached its objective
this morning, but was far ahead of
them. Prisoners, guns and mater
ial are reported to be increasing in
number and quantity:
The enemy opposition took the
form of intermittent artillery fire,
and at a few points with the use of
gas and infantry. This resistance,
however, generally vanished when
the Americans exerted themselves.
The general character of the en
emy's defense was almost exclusive
ly that of rear guard actions, instead
of the usual bitter, direct opposition
and generally, it was overcome with
out difficulty.

L. L. Randall, a former resident
of Blackfoot, but now of Buxton,
Oregon, writes that he and his son
Roy are together and the world is
treating them kindly.

E. D. Reese iwas a business visitor
in Pocatello Thursday .
+ M- + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + ************ *****
Since politics have ended, since your energy's expended—with *
enthtusiasm splendid—to get some bloomin' candidate a dinky job; *
perhaps you folks will listen to that writer or to thin'n and will *
harken to a "poem" that will surely make you Bob: Don't you know *
Old Glory's flying, don't you know good men are dying to make *
this darn world decent for you and all your kin? Men are shedding *
crimson treasure iwtoile you are courting pleasure and by ways en- *
tirely wasteful are blowing boodle in. While Yankee lads are plead *
ing for things they're sadly needing you are stuffing and you're gorg- *
ing on turkey and ice cream. No wonder Pershing's cussing or feels *
a lot like mussing the mugs of guyB who're acting like the war was *
all a dream. While the Yanks are facing hades you are flirting with *
the ladies—you're pretending you're a patriotic and a hero here *
at home; while the nation's needing money you're calling some kid *
"Honey"—you are primping and you're pouring hair-grease upon *
your dome. It is time for you to ponder 'bout conditions over yonder *
about the duty you've neglected for dog-gone nigh a year; it is *
time to go get busy, to think less of little "Lizzie," for the time of *
retribution is swiftly drawing near. The Recording Angel's writ- *
ing while brave men for you are fighting—he is setting down the *
number of war stamps that you can show; if there are only six or *
seven, or even ten or 'leven, when you seek to enter haven St. +
Peter'll murmur: "Just put that ornery slacker with the boches *
down below."—Earl Wayland Bowman.
In the interests of a large home
industry, which has been adversely
affected by the war, the candy manu
facturers of Utah and Idahcf have
issued the following informatory
statement for the benefit of the in
termountain states:
The candy manufacturers of the
United States, in pre-war times, used
only about 8 per cent of the sugar
produced; at present this has been
cut to about 4 per cent. The indus
try stands among manufacturers as
one of the largest and most impor
tant in this country. The factories
in Utah and Idaho have $3,000,000
invested in the industry, and employ
several thousands of people. The
work is performed mostly by women
and furnishes a source of income to
those who would otherwise be de
The government does not seek to
put the candy industry out of busi
ness. In fact, it desires that it re
main prosperous, that is may con
tinue to furnish the United States
with some of the sinews of war. The
average amount of sugar per capita
in the United States, during normal
times, was eighty-four pounds; and
of that amount, 7 a per cent was used
for table purposes.
Since the country entered the war
the candy makers' sugar supply has
been reduced to one-half, necessitat
ing the operating of factories at half
capacity. This condition was readily
acceded to, because every candy
manufacturer holds the welfare of
the country as paramount.
Now, if people discontinue the use
of candy, and deny manufacturers
the opportunity of running even at
one-half normal capacity, It will soon
put out of business one of our larg
est industries.
No thoughtful person will admit
that such needless sacrifices ought
to overtake a great enterprise, be
cause public Interests demand the
Used Cars
Will Take Livestock
See F. J. Ernst at Watson's Garage, Blackfoot
continuance of all business which
does not Interfere with war work.
If every individual in these moun
tain states would use just one tea
spoonful less of sugar per day in
their homes, the total saved would
enable the candy industry here to
live thru these trying times.
There is no wisdom in destroying
a business that furnishes working
privileges to so many people, and
which at the same time presents no
conflict with the war program.
In candy making, sugar is only a
small part of the bulk of ingredients.
There are the fruits, nuts, chocolate
and corn syrup, milk, cream, etc.
All these items are rich in food
value; they contain the carbohy
drates which the human system
must have to be healthful and vigor
When we consider the matter can
didly it does not seem right, nor is it
proper that any one industry should
make the entire sacrifice in conserv
ing sugar.
It is right and proper to conserve
on candy just as on anything else,
but do not make the mistake of cut
ting out candy entirely—thus de
striy,ng an important industry ani
denying hundreds of women and
girls their chance for a llvehood.
Eating candy in moderation should
never be considered unpatriotic.
WASHINGTON.—A trench under
chemically treated as
a preventive againBt vermin,
has been approved by the war
department, and shipments in qu$R
tlty overseas ordered expedited. Tne
garments are treated in the labora
tories at the state university at Iowa
City, and were brought to the at
tention of Secretary Baker and other
war department officials by Mrs.
Charles W. Eastman, widow of Pro
fessor Eastman of the university.
Similar garments are in use by
British and Canadian troops.

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