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The Idaho Republican
SEMI-WEEKLY Published every Tuesday and Friday Byrd Trego, Editor and Proprietor F. C. Kutnewsky, Managing Editor Mabel Christensen, Business Manager Entered at the postoffice at Black toot, Idaho, as second-class matter. Subscription price • $3.00 per Year RAILROAD BILL PASSES SENATE The senate finally, on Monday passed the Cummlns-Esch bill for the return o fthe railroads to private owners. The vote, 47 to 17, showed plainly that there was no danger of either the Plumb plan or the Escli bill getting by. The Cummins bill places a certain amount of control upon the private owners, who are to incorporate under federal statutes. Operating income is guaranteed for six months after the return. If the president puts his signature to the bill before March 1 the change will be made on that date. The principal features of the bill, besides those already mentioned, are that the transportation board shall dictate plans by which the present railroad systems are to be merged into not less than twenty nor more than thirty-five separate and distinct corporations; that the transportation board shall have control and regula tory powers over all securities is sued by the railroad corporations and also over the application of funds so obtained. the final word in all labor disputes The same board to have Appearance of Meats (Continued) Heifer and Old Cow Last week we described the appearance of prime beef. Any housewife should know meat, so as to be able to buy the kind Jier family members like. Fat heifer meat is practically the same as beef steer. It is light red and dappled. The flesh of bulls is dark, coarse and stringy. The fat is of small quantity. (Jack Sprat was always fond of bull meat.) Old cows turn into tough.meat. The fat is not distributed, but is under the skin and has a yellowish color. It is not firm to the touch. Jorgensen & Co. MEATS AND GROCERIES - , EVAPORATION mix>i / >3p *4 Mo lew- ^ No Seepage. Thif Va/ % * * Stop Loss of Irrigation Watei Use American Quality Wood Pipe If irrigation watrr is wasted, burned-up crops will result when the hot, dry weatiier sets in. Much of the annual waste of water is due to evaporation and seepage from open ditches and flumes. When wood pipe Is used, waste is reduced to the minimum be cause the flow of water thru the pipe prevents evaporation and seepage is almost impossible. Pipe does not take up as much space as ditches and flumes and'more land can be devoted to cultivation. Wood pipe is less expensive and more durable than iron pipe. It does not rust, the interior surface wUl not become rough with age and it offers less resistance to the flow of water. Our American Quality wood pipe Ls Ideal for irrigation purposes. It is made of best grade Washington yellow fir, has high tensile strength and because the wood is hard it prevents compression of the steel bands into the staves. Ask the manager of any Boise Payette yard about American quality wood pipe. He will be glad to give you full Information and will assure you prompt service. Boise Payette Lumber Co. W. B. BOY88 Sale# Manager Blaokfoot L. G. WELLS, Sales Manager Rockford B. O. TAYLOR Sales Manager Sterling J. T. FOSTER Sales Manager Firth, Idaho J. T. JOHNSON Sales Manager Kern, Uk after they have been threshed out by a committee composed of an equal number of representatives of the wage-earners and the companies .in each case. The interstate commerce commis slon is to divide the country into rate districts, and after hearings, to de termine schedule rates adequate to furnish a fair return on capital in ^acli district, f lie board of directors of each corporation is required to have at least two members repre renting the "classified" employes and two members representing the gov-; ernment. „ Under the cummins bill excess earnings over a fair return are to be paid to the railway transportation board, one-half to be used for the betterment of laboring cond tions of .a.lway employes, the remainder to te used for the purchase of equip ment or for loans to other raBroads All financing is to be authorized by the Interstate commerce commis s on with the recommendations of the railway transportation board. The Cummins bill was compro mised by the incorporation of some of the Each measures, but probably follows along the original lines as we have outlined here. Labor spokesmen have indicated tliat there is impatience in the ranks for action on wage demands, and that they may have to appeal to the presl dent for his veto of the Cummins bill. Delegates in Washington from fifteen union organizations were bit ter in their protests that congress had treated labor shabbily. And then, more talk of strikes. It is claimed that this bill will eliminate the discrimination in freight rates by which interior points have suffered in the past, when long hauls across country to the Pacific coast have been cheaper to shippers tuau shorter hauls to Intermouataln states.—F. C. K. ♦ HACK Cl* - a number of the leaders of the Republican party have committed a! mistake, and when convinced of their error, they should back up and get' right. Wie refer to a resolution adopted at the meeting of the state i central committee at Boise in Feb ruary. j The resolution was that the dele gates of the Republican party attend | llg t jje nominating convention would not preaent their claims to the Btate for re f unc i D f their railroad fare to and from the convenUo „, as provided for in the new state law. The resolu uon wa8 pro , )a bly written on the im 1)ulge of a mome nt, and adopted in tlle w without giving sober C0118ider ation to its effect. Our analy 8 , 8 of the 8ituation , 8 this: ... , The old convention system of mak inK nominations was more or less C0|, r u P t and for tbat rea80a tbe di re <* P rlmary was devised, it proved t0 be more vlciou8 and more dxpen sive in tts operations than the con v ?. nt on .. sy8te " 1 and tbat ^ ea8 ° n a " I )artie « and especially the Repub lcan P arty 80 "*ht a remedy by going back t0 J 30 J ne . f , orn > of «" ve " U . on - u lt wa8 said tbat *t was difficult for the common people and those having lit t,e ™ on f y • t0 , bave a v .° c . e . in tbe nominations, because only the well [°- d ° cou,d aff ° rd t0 t0 the nom ; tasting conventions. A poor man if selected as a delegate, felt too keenly tbe ex P ense from $1Q to |100 ex P® nse going to and from the con vention, and it naturally followed that men of means made up the per sonnel of the nominating conventions and gang rule more easily developed because the same ones generally went every time. In writing the provisions .of the new convention law, it was decided that the state should pay the travel ing expenses of the delegates of all parties to the nominating conven tions, and it was written into the law and enacted by an administra tion where Republicans predomin ated. Now comes the state central committee and decides to ignore that part of the law and save the state some tax money, a very laudable am bition if they were sincere in it, and they probably were. REIM HLICAXK SHOULD Men Exceeded Their Rights But the men of the state central committee have no right to decide that the delegates selected by the people to make the nominations shall pay their traveling expenses out of their own pockets. The people have not expressed a desire to do it that way, and the delegates have not yet consented to shoulder that burden. The decision could not yet be made because the delegates have not been chosen. Therefore, the state commit temen are open to the criticism of do ing exactly what the old system was accused of doing—deciding the peo ple's questions themselves without consulting the people. If this reasoning is not correct, then the other alternative must be accepted—namely: That the mem bers of the state central committee must have decided that they, them selves are going to be tbe delegates to the nominating convention, and .having obtained their own consent to pay their own expenses, they have pavi d the way by declaring that the delegates of their party will not ask for the refund. If that were their thought, which we are sure is was not, then there is not a member of the state central committee who could get to the first base when it conies to the selection of delegates, for we should all be out to sec that otli* r men were selected. There isn't hurry about the mat ter, ana we mention it at leisure to bo act'd on in season. The commit tee held its sessions wide open to everybody, and as a spectator of their proceedings, we bear witness that their intentions seemed righteous patriotic, but we call upon the Re publicans of every precinct of our own county to see that the caucus that names the delegates, shall be held openly after being well adver tised so all citizens can sit in and help in making the selections. In the old days the Republican central committee of this county held its meetings behind closed doors and excluded visitors- and press repre sentatives, and in the hour when such custom is revived, that is the hour when visitors and press will have a just cause to part company with them on the grounds that it is unAmerican. It is not the purpose of the honest newspaper or citizen to break with its party, but it ought to be the purpose to go after the party with a water elm club and beat it into shape every time it shows a disposition to depart from the broad principles of the representative gov ernment. -* LAMB IN WOLF SKIN As in all times of epidemic we have-had lately in Blackfoot many-in fluenza patients who did not have the "flu.' Some of them believed it when told they had it and others refused to have it. Whenever an epidemic starts it is noticable that the number of "vic tims" picks up as soon as everybody hears about it. On the other hand it is almost necessary to scare folks Into taking care of common colds. They are so used to such discomforts resulting from overeating, lack of proper amount of sleep and stinting on fresh air, that they lay themselves open to the deadly pneumonia. Just an ordinary cold is really a rather complete disorganization of pliyscial system. The heart is doing extra duty and the kidneys and digestive organs are busy throwing off poisons. At such a time it is the part of wisdom to avoid heavy eat ing, hard exercise and exposure. The body's usual forces of resistance are at low ebb.—F. C. K. i ADVERTISING 18 Ol'TIMISM - When a man is feeling good he wants to communicate his joy. When he's full of cheer be wants te share it. When his enthusiasm for some car, some creed or some country bub bles up within him he effervesces with lyric adjectives and buttonholes all unsuspecting friends within reach, On the other hand, when a man is feeling blue he wants to be alone. When he's in the dumps he shuns so ciety. When his misgivings are too much for him and he sees every fu ture outcome thru darkened glasses, then he shuts his mouth and goes about with downcast eyes; not ex pecting to see anything pleasant he does not look. Joy and enthusiasm are expres sive; gloom and pessimism are re pressive. Joy is action; gloom is pacifism. Joy and enthusiam advertise, for they believe; gloom and pessimsm are silent because they doubt.— F. C. K. SEEKS A CONGENIAL AIDE President Wilson is a good ad vertiser. Whether jie is sick or well, or at peace or fighting a war, even The Police are Al ways Looking for Stolen Cars But few men can afford to lose an automobile without getting any rebate on the loss. Few men can afford to employ de tective agencies to chase down the thieves. Auto theft insur ance is a large co-operation among automobile owners to overcome the misfortune of theft. J. H. Early 33 W. Bridge Office phone 97 Res. phone 171 CLEVELAND aSWTvi !>r m 4/ ! m ') i Y i n < V 7 \ 1; ■iv.< 0 '\ It I I 9 o o f i L f Owners Praise It For Its Comfort The delightful comfort with which five adult persons [ride in the Cleveland Six touring car has appealed to buyers everywhere. The wide, soft-cushion seats, upholstered in genuine hand-buffed plaited leather, are cozy as cozy can be. And the low underslung spring construction, a feature of the Cleveland Six chassis, subdues the road-shock long before it can reach the cushions. the use of motor cars have been generous in their expression of ap proval and admiration for the entire design and construction of the Cleve land Six chassis. The several beautiful styles of body, mounted on this one chassis, have met with praise from men and women alike. A I Many unusual qualities such as these are fast winning friends for the Cleveland Six. Among light weight sixes it stands out distinctly. At all the principal automobile shows this season it has attracted ex traordinary crowds. Men of mechan ical interests and men experienced in I When you tee or drive the Cleveland Six, you want it. Touring Gar (Five Passengers) $1385 Roadster (Three Paaeengert) Sedan (Five Passengers) $2195 Coupe (Four Passenger*) (All pricM r. O. B. Factory)! $1385 $2195 t. J. B. DeHart, Dealer i i Gan at Modem Oor. Main and Bridge CLEVELAND AUTOMOBILE COMPANY, CLEVELAND, OHIO ■ : : 11383 ) when making peace terms under the most carefully drawn curtains, he gets himself talked about. And now everybody is talking about his recent dismissal of Secretary Lansing, his right hand man. Mr. Wilson inti mates that Lansing is two handed when it comes to lifting the presi dential prerogatives, and he is look ing for a man for the place whose mind will go "more along" with his t j I wAm/s comot ) r The Bust Bibtheer Or** i Get the dirt thats Underneath You Can Do It—If You Use An Electric Vacuum Cleaner The electric vacuum cleaner not only takes up the surface dirt—it also gets the dust under neath the rug or carpet. No need to go over the room with a dust-rag after sweeping with an electric vacuum cleaner. Just loosen the bag and shake out the dust. Come to any Idaho Power store and we shall be glad to demonstrate them to you. Ask about oor easy pay met plan. j i ! : The Electric Shop Idaho Power Co. i According to the way every iwn. body is talking it would be no mean task to find such a man these days. But Mr. Wilson has been sick for a long time and sore troubled with all the world burdens draped about his shoulders, and it is to be hoped he will find his man to fill the sec retary's chair and ease out the rest of his fateful presidential career in har mony.—F. C K.