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BOTH 8ENATE AND HOUSE LOST
TO DEMOCRATS THE LATEST RETURNS INDICATE. May Be Even Break in Senate, But Decisive Majority in House Is Assured the Republicans, Being 238 to 195. Washington.—At least half the sen ate and a decisive majority in the house is assured to the Republicans on the basis of available but still incom plete return from Tuesday's elections. With two house districts still In doubt, shifts In results previously re ported leave the house as follows: Republicans, 238; Democrats, 195, Including one Independent, Socialist one, missing one. In Michigan, the Republican candi date, Truman Newberry, is reported to have increased his lead to about 6800 votes over Henry Ford, with 125 pre cinct records missing. In Idaho, the Nemocratic candidate, Senator Nugent, is credited with an increased lead of about 600 votes over former Governor Gooding, the Republican candidate. Homer S. Cummings, acting chair man of the Democratic national com mittee, said in a statement Thursday that the official returns must be await ed tp determine "the relative strength of the two parties in the house." He added that there was little reason to doubt that the Democratic control of the senate will remain unchanged." said the "We shall be obliged,' statement, "to await the official re turns to determine the relative strength of the two parties in the house. The result in the senuu; seems to depend upon final returns from Michigan and New Mexico. There is little reason to doubt that the Demo cratic control of the senate will remain unchanged. The result throughout the country is so close that It may fairly be said that the election constitutes a drawn battle between the two political parties.' REPUBLICANS GET MOST GUBERNATORIAL SEATS Are Victorious in Twenty Out of Thirty States Washington.—The governorship con tests in thirty states resulted in twenty Republican candidates being chosen by the people, while ten Democratic can didates were successful, as follows: Alabama—T. E. Kirby, Democrat. Arizona—T. R. Campbell, Republi can. Arkansas—C. H. Brough, Democrat. California—W. E. Stephens, Republi can. Colorado—O. H. Shoup, Republican. Connecticut—M. H. Holcomb, Re publican. Georgia—H. M. Dorsey, Democrat. Idaho—D. W. Davis, Republican. Iowa—W. L. Harding, Republican. Kansas—H. J. Alien, Republican. Massachusetts—C. Coolidge, Republi can. Michigan—A. E. Sleeper, Republican. Minnesota—J. A. A. Burnquist, Re publican. Nebraska—S. R. McKelvie, Republl can. Nevada—E. D. Boyle, Democrat. New Hampshire—J. H. Bartlett, Re publican. New Mexico—O. O. Larrazolo, Re publican. New York—A. E. Smith, Democrat. North Dakota—S. J. Doyle, Demo crat. Ohio—James M. Cox, Democrat. Oregon—J. Withycoinbe, Republican. Pennsylvania—W.' C. Sproul, Repub lican. Rhode Island—R. L. Beeckman, Re publican. South Carolina—R. A. Cooper, Dem ocrat. South Dakota—P. Norbeck, Republi can. Tennessee—A. H. Roberts, Democrat Texas—T. P. Hobby, Democrat. Vermont—P. W. Clement, Republi can. Wisconsin—E. L. Phlllipp, Republi can. Wyoming—R. D. Carey, Republican. THIRTY-THREE STATE8 ARE DRY California Ooniy State in Which Issue Wu Before People That Voted Wet. Washington.—There are now thirty three "dry" states in the union. Cali fornia was the only state in which the issue was before the people Tuesday that voted "wet." Ohio sprung a surprise by joining Wyoming won the dry the "dries.' banner by going "dry" at the ratio of two to one. Other states that votpd the same way, but not as strong, were Florida, Nevada and Minnesota. The result is still In doubt in Colorado French Advance 8ix Miles. Paris.—The operations by the French on Wednesday netted one of the great est advances yet made, measuring more than six miles at various points. The important towns of Vervlns, Monk, Cornet and Rethel were occupied. Yale Professor Dies. New Haven, Conn.—Arthur Hnbbell Palmer, aged 59, professor of Ger man language and literature at Yale university since 1891, died at his home here November 6. He was bom In Cleveland, Ohio. SUCCESSFUL'BUSINESS GIRLS MISS MABEL CHRISTENSEN If somebody should hunt up half a dozen of the most successful and highest salaried business girls In Bingham county, two of the six would be found in the Republican office, and both of them would be accredited with rising steadily in a short time from mere beginners just out of school. When boys or girls just one ol school undertake making places for themselves in the Republican office, they have usually started at $6.0b a week unless they had some special preparation and they are taught carefully with the understanding that they are to stay a long time to fill the position being made for them and by them. It is also under stood that they must be progressive enough to receive steady advances in salary or they are not wanted. "Make a marked success or get out" is the precept laid down to work by, and nobody holds a place long in the Republican office unless absolutely reliable. Miss Christensen and Miss Jones began working in the Republican of fice at about the spine time just two years ago. At the end of one year we gave our readers an account of what they had accomplished from their modest beginning, and now we are reporting upon the second year with considerable interest, because, unlike most girls in work or busi ness they have added as much to their salaries the second year as they increased them the first twelve months. The great trouble with girls in most positions is that they settle into routine work and cease to make any Improvement in their work and service and are worth lit tle if any more the second year than they were after the first few months. By the third year she settles in a rut and never improves at all. That Is an unfortunate predicament for any one to get into, and it is easier for a girl to take thiat course than for a boy, because a boy expects to go on working at something, while the natural sphere for the girl Is to become a house keeper. But on the other hand, a boy very easily be comes a rover, while a girl sticks to one town and does not squander her earnings and her time seeing the world. These statements apply to the average boy and the average girl, but the half-dozen best business girls in Bingham county are not average girls; they are above the average or they have had better than average training In the positions or both. Miss Christensen has made two ventures getting into business and chose work in the Republican office because she thought it afforded the best training and the best opportun ity for advancement. She has charge of the business office, and from the first, she has always been given charge of work and business in vary ing degrees according to her ability to take care of it and have it stand the test of time. In a small business one person has to act in several ca pacities, and Miss Christensen's work Includes such work as would be done in a large business by several persons designated as bookkeeper, saleslady, cashier .stenographer, pri vate secretary and assistant man ager. It takes a broader prepara tion for all these lines of activity than part of them, and it takes a thoro knowledge of an office and all the problems flowtng into It, to fit a person to manage It. When Miss Jones started working In the Republican office she first had to learn to set type and then go thru the slow process of learning to apply the art In combination with the me chanical work. She had a good teacher, E. J. Potter, who_was care ful to keep her progressing as rapidly as possible. Her salary rose accord ing to her progress, and she trebled it in the first twelve months. In the second year she took up the study of the linotype with Wesley Lantis as Instructor and became what Is called a student-operator, then an operator, and now 1 b in the stage of becoming a machinist-operator. A student-operator is one who has learned the key-board and is able to set type, but who needs practice to acquire speed. An operator Is one who has acquired speed, but does not know the machine well enough to take it apart and rebuild it or to take a machine that is out of order and get it to working. A machinist operator is one who can take a ma chine apart and pile it up, with all the 8000 pieces in a pile, and then build a machine of it and have it work perfectly. The average person cannot become a machinist-operator for want of mechanical ability. Miss Jones is now filling the position of operator without a mechinist in the shop whom she can call to her aid if the machine balks. But she has a fine new machine, and it is not likely to get out of order in any serious de giee. She has ideal conditions sur rounding hor work and she is mak ir.g good. When she walks Into the otf.ee in the morning, the machine is ready for her to sit down and begin fingering the key-board. The ma chine is warm, the keys are warm, the light to perfect and the heating & ■ f r, i-'-VVJ ■ Ml . MISS ALICE JONES and ventilation of the building are perfect. The temperature scarcely varies from Monday morning till Saturday night. She keeps the ma chine oiled and polished to suit her self, and she carries the key to a cabinet of fine instruments that no body else touches. She files the buzz safw and sets it when it gets dull, for the little sawmill is a companion piece of the linotpye. Anyone can sharpen and set a common saw if they will give the matter some study] and practice, but a buzz-saw is more difficult. It has to be kept true In every way or there will be something strange doing when It makes an in cision into a layer of metal slugs, with the saw whirling like a nest of Invisible hornets. Miss Jones has two elements in her business egagements that insure success, even if she were lame on some others, which she is not. The time for her to begin work in the morning is 8 o'clock, and she walks Into the office at 7.55. That gives her five minutes to hang up her wraps, put on her apron and sleeve lets and get an even start In the race of the day's work. That Is element number one. Element number two is that her mind Is on her work from the time she arrive? in tne office till she says "good night.". There isn't anybody making a success who lacks either of those things. There may be peo ple holding down jobs, who arrive late, but they are not the people who make the big success or who get fre quent raises in their salaries. Look the world over and see how many there are who begin work at 8 o'clock, but who are habitually hur rying to get within the building by eight. That is the key to their character and their career. They merely wish to pass muster. If they get Into the house by eight, and get to work soon after, it fills the meas ure of their ambition, and they carry that feeling into whatever they do— the wish to "get by." The folks who watch the clock or listen for the whistle to see when It is qulting time do not get sufficiently interested and sufficiently concentrated to make a success of anything. The folks who fudge a little on both ends of the day are not often the ones who are selected to take more responsi ble positions. It Is said of Charlie Schwab, the steel king, that once when he and his associates were talking about whom they would se lect from their mechanical engineers to take charge of an important new venture for them, Mr .Schwab set tled it by saying, "Tell them all to stay on the job till 7 o'clock this evening." During the last half hour while these young fellows were working and waiting, not knowing why they were asked to remain, Mr. Schwab kept looking to see which ones were restless and who was watching the clock. There was only one in the bunch, who did not look up at all, and he did not even observe the others when they went out at 7 o'clock. He was so absorbed in his work that he did not find .a quitting place till the others had vanished. Next morning he was named for the new position, and he made good thru the years of a wonderful career, and is still at it. Miss Jones increased her salary as much during the second year as the first and has a clear field ahead for further advancment. But it was not accomplished by arriving late and breathless, leaving early and hurrying off to other things that in terested her more. It has been done by giving attention to her part in the work, and doing her best. Once when she and Miss Christensen were invited by the management to take a, day or two ofT If they wanted to, they thought it over and staid with the work. They were both inter ested, and there was no other place for them to go just then that held out the promise of especial benefit or especial interest. Their staying with the work wfas a certificate of Interest, and a certificate of worth. There are probably other girls In Bingham county who could have found places to work In the Republi can office or elswhere a couple of years ago and developed jobs for themselves that would pay $100 a month or more, but as a matter of fact they did not. a good many girls have wished for good jobs, and have sat back and held their hands, or worked along at something not very desirable and did not use their spare time to qualify for something better. There la the rub with most people, they do not devote an hour a day or a few evenings a week to preparing themselves for a better job. They merly drift. A person's interest in their work develops by doing their very best each day and trying to Improve upon it the next day. After a person works up to a moderately good posi tion or moderately good stage in their work, it is harder to keep on gaining because it takes unusual pre paration. But on the other hand, it is easier to forge ahead because there is more room when one gets above the rank and file. | # Bit of prance and French : By Mrs. Byrd Trego. When Sedan is spoken by us, we should call it about this way: Seh don, and please remember there is no accented sylable, only a slight in flection on the last one. Sehdon is only about eight miles from the Belgium border on the Meuse river. And just here is a good place to learn how to pronounce Meuse. The Holland Dutch call it Maas. It is locally called Murse, I am told, while the French language says Mez and an eminent authority before me teaches one to say Muz. The old river winds its way in and out and threw the boundaries where different languages are spoken so it is bound to get into confusion of nomenclature, waving said Murse for a number of years, this is the easiest tor the writer. So Sehdon is on the Murse. These little talks are entirely too short to tell you of the many interesting hap penings in and about Sehdon, in fact one hestitates where to begin. Seh don is not a large city; contained 20, 000 aproximately in 1891 and lost a thousand or more in the next twenty years, having no very recent count we will pass their industries which are about as those of cities men tioned in previous lessons. As to battles, Shedon has had great ones truly.' This is the way a noted historian felt about it. The . , da ye)s.l870: T1 \® t . own _ < ? 1 Sehdon lies in a j great basin. The hills around about constitute the rim. No sooner had ] MacMahon taken possession of Seh ; don t * lan ever y round about became a volcano. There were gath ® r ®d more' than 200,600 Germans, with their enormous batteries still hot from a dozen victorious battles. With the m °rnlng light of the first of September the hills began to smoke and roa ^- Tk ® basin of Sehdon be ® ame a horrid arena of death. For France had , come another day of * ate - MacMahon was severly wounded and tlie French command was twice transfered, first to Ducrot (du-kro), an( f afterwards to Wimffen (vamp f°n.) Hindenburg has adopted the skip stop.—Savannah News. Around all the villages and heights the battle raged furiously, but nothing could long withstand the terrible discharges of the German artillery. The French army withered under the fiery blast. , By 3 o'clock In the afternoon the work was done. Only a disorganized mass, crowded Into the center of the basin re mained, and for this nothing was left, but to surrender. The hour of the second empire had struck. At length a white dag was raised over Sehdon, and the firing ceased. Then came a note to King William as fol lows: 'Sire, My Brother: Not having been able to die at the head of my troops, I lay my sword before Your Majesty. Your -..ajesty's good brother, NAPOLEON. The king replied: 'Sire, My Brohter, Regretting the circumstance under which we meet, I accept the sword of Your Majesty, and I invite you to de signate one of your officers provided with full powers to treat for capitu lation of the army which has so bravely fought under your command, On my side I have named General Moltke (long sound of o Molt-ke) for this purpose. I am your Majesty's good brother, WILHELM ' It has not often happened In the annals of the world that the sove yeigns of great nations under such circumstances, have called each other 'My Good Brother.' It Is the very Irony of history." Our armies are hovering about Sehdon and it will be Interesting to' 1 compare the coming victory with that of 1870. There were 86,000 French troops. An interesting bit of Sehdon is in the historic value ot the Sehdon chair that iwas invented and took- its name from the city and carried to England about the time of James I. The Sehdon automobile is a con tinuation in part of this early chair carried by two bearers between poles fixed by the sides of the vehicle. And while the thought is in mind suppose we remedy an error some of us have fallen into by mispronounc ing the word garage. Sometimes we hear people say the word as tho letter d was contained therein. The word is of French origion un doubtedly. An authority says we may say it this way; ga razh, which is French, or we may Anglicize it by making it ryme with carriage. I'm sorry we do not have the diacritical marks to use in our typsetting, bar. these lessons help quite a bit. Our next city will be one we ha- a read much of in connection with the present war. St. Quentin Is pro nounced San-Kon-tan. San Kontan Is located quite tc the northwest of France, about eighty miles northeast from Paris. San Kontan has two large canals that unite four rivers. These lessons will teach us why we buy so manv finely woven goods that carry th*- label San Kontan per pie were busy in timese of peace weaving curtains, jaconet3, calicoes, cretonnes, cambric and tulle. Woollens and silk fabrics, embrodery beer, sugar and machinery are also produced. There were two large battles fought there also. One In 1557 when the French ware victor ious over the Spanish, and another in 1871 when the Germans .lestriv*;d an entire French arm r . The popula tion is about 55,571. a Made in France. The management at the Republi can office gets the very best busi ness literature it can find for its em ployees. And when we say "busi ness literature" we mean anything that teaches that person to do their work better or with greater ease or less worry or to accomplish more with a given amount of time and ma terials. Each employee is urged to fill a bigger place in the work and to remember that there is no limit to the advancement they can achieve If they will do their part in building a bigger, better business. ♦ THE UNIVERSAL CAR Look out when having your Ford car re paired that the genuine Ford parts or ma terials are used. There are many "bogus, imitations, or counterfeit, so-called Ford parts of sadly inferior quality on the market. Be warned against them. Buy Ford parts and have your Ford car repaired by the authorized Ford dealer as this is the only way to guard against "bogus" parts. Bring your car to us for service. Come to us for Ford parts. Ours is an authorized Ford place. We have only four new Fords left. If you wanlt one come in at once. M No Bogus Ford Parts . Here BILLS AUTO CO. .■■CM-'' HAD TO CHEESE IT Democratic Pioneer Raps the Editor. Tells Him What Is What and Who Is Who in His Precinct. A Sow in the Cupboard. Back up, take water, cheese it, dis avow, disclaim, renounce, repudiate, retract, recall, rescind; these are some of the meditations cherished In the heart of Heber C. C. Rich of Rich precinct after the election un til he rang up ye editor and secured an understanding.. Heber said he wanted ye editor to do all the above named things to requite his feelings over something that we had said. Of course an editor Is always say ing something and when he gets called he has to inquire which thing he has said that brings forth the righteous indignation upon his un suspecting head. It was so to this case. Well, Heber rang. We an swered. Then there was a talk back and to, like this: Heber: "Say Trego! You have offended me like the dickens, Ye8 ' what ,n th ® bikers did I do. Heber: "You know my son Chase rang you Wednesday morning to get th ®election news. Trego: Yes Heber: "We i you told him a you knew which of course wasnt much, and then you added, 'What's the matter with you folks Chase you the Rich precinct walloped us unmercifu.xy by v °ting the what do they call it, the Bolshevlki ticket?' And Chase said we did kind o' lose our 4 So°d reputation for Democratic majorities, but that he couldn t help it." Trego: "Yes." Heber: "Well, Chase told me what you said about the folks in Rich pre clnet, and that included me, and I didn't like it. The more I thought of It the madder I got. Just think of the hein ousness of the crime, holding all of us responsible for, what do you call it? an anarchist majority, but you are more consider ate and call it Bolshevlki, giving them the best of It." Trego: "And you feel slandered and you resent it?" Announcement We have purchased the IDAHO MEAT MARKET and slaughter house and are mov ing the Market into our store on Broadway. We shall be glad to have you call on us for anything in GROCERIES OR MEATS We have been fortunate in retaining the same help as were in the Idaho Meat Market, and therefore can give ypu excellent service. For a few days the market will be run in the old place on Main street. Jorgensen & Co. IDAHO MEAT MARKET GROCERIES MEATS and PHONES 58 and 160 39 Heber: "I do. I don't want you to talk that way any more, connecting my name with so infamous a move ment as leaving the Democratic mule to the tender mercies of such a crowd. I have been working these twenty-five yelars to make Rich a good, respectable, Democratic pre cinct, and now in our day of hum ilitation and grief, .when' we have been walloped, and get up feeling all bruised and bad, to have It thrown up to us before breakfast, It is to<r much, and I got so confounded mad about it I just rang you up to tell you not to slander us uny more." Trego: "Say, Heber. Have you got your apples picked yet?" Heber: "No, why?" Trego: "I was thinking of a remedy for your trouble." Heber: "What in thunder have ap ples got to do with this other? ' Trego: "You know once, we laughed ourselves sick over the mag pies up In the trees jerking apples off and dropping them among the hogs under the trees, and then jab bering and laughing at the hogs fighting over the apples." Heber: "Oh, yes. Yes. That was fine." Trego: "Say, Heber. Have you got that old sow yet, that upset the box of butter and cream In the spring house and then plastered her self all over with cream and butter and greeted Mrs. Rich with 'Ush s h h'." Heber: "Oh say! By the blazes! I never dare to mention that in my wife's presence, knew what you are kidding me about, botti of us would have to hide out. Say, Trego! There's a few ap ples and magpies left yet, and a few hogs. Lome down, but remember what I tell you, don't mention that old sow." And If she Allied interests seem to be cashing their Czechs.—New York Evening Sun.