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SUFFICIENT VOTES ARE ON HAND TO TABLE BILL President Asks That Bill Be Held Up Until Such Time Ae Treasury .Of Nation le In Bet ter Condition Washington—Pledges of a wide maj ority of votes tb lay aside the soldier bonus bljl were claimed by Republican leaders and conceded by opponents af ter President Harding in an address to the senate Monday had made formal request for temporary postponement of consideration of the measure. In mak ing his request, the president called attention to the condition of the treas ury, saying that enactment of the leg islation at this time would "greatly imperil the financial stability of our country." Immediately after the president had finished speaking. Chairman Penrose of the finance commit lee jjeved that the hill be recommitted to his commit tee, but Democratic opposition flared up and prevented a vote Wednesday. The motion was under unlimited de bate, but a vote tomorrow was expec ted. Immediately upon the president's de parture, Senator Penrose offered the Republican motion for recommittal of the bill, with a promise of "further careful rose at once in opposition. Senator Robinson <!Dem.), Arkansas, declared the motion meant "obsequies" for the bill. It would become "dead • * for some years," he predicted, declar ing the recommittal motion was a "shield" fer senators pledged previous ly to support the measure. Another opponent of the Penrose motion, Senator Jones (Dem.), New Mexico, speaking for two hours, de clared the president's action unprece dented. No other executive, he said, had ever appeared before congress to oppose legislation, but only to advo cate It . consideration." Democrats Defense of the president was made by Senator King (Dem.) Utah, who said the executive's course was "prop er and courageous. Ireland Is Happ> Dublin—Since the advent of the truce no disturbance of any kind has been reported from any part of Ire land other than Belfast, according to an official statemdht issued from Dub lin castle Wednesday. On the other hand there have been many scenes of ardent rejoicing over the new pence development. All Dublin gave itself over Monday night to celebrating the truce, and sang and cheered until day' break. Full Rights To Women Madison, Wls.—Wisconsin women gained every right possessed by male citizens under civil law when Governor Blaine on Monday signed the bill plac ing this state as the first in the Union to extend full equality to its new vo ters. The measure removes every res triction even giving women the right to "wear trousers and stand on the street corners chewing tobacco," as senators said when they discussed the bill in the legislature. Held Up In City Hall Chicago—Help! help! Two bandits held up Joseph Biedel, a paving con tractor in a corridor of the city hall, near Mayor William Hale Thompson's office, at noon Wednesday. The ban dits obtained $14. Several policemen standing nearby started chase. They pursued the bandits through the build ing and through the loop district. They escaped. Will Investigate Washington—An Investigation of second class i>ostal rates was ordered Wednesday by the house postoffice committee. The object will be to det ermine the basis lor future rates, which are increasing each year under a law passed a few years ago. Aviator Killed London—Harry G. Hawker, the Brit ish aviator who fell in midocean in an effort to fly across the Atlantic, in 1919, was killed Tuesday when his plane crashed as he was alighting atj Hendon. In his trans-Atlantic attempt Hawker was picked up by a steamer after his fall and was landed after he! had been given up for dead. Gets Into Jail Colorado Springs:—George Dubay tried to Interest Robert Wraith in an inside tip on a horse race when the two men got acquainted In a park here. 1 Had Wraith been wearing his uniform as a sergeant of police at the time,! Dubay might not have been in Jail. Ninth Oil Tank Hit Casper, Wyo.—Lightning struck an-, other eighty thousand barrel tank of crude oil on the Midwest Refining com pany'* tank farm near here Tuesday, the ninth tank to be hit by lightning within twenty-five days. The flash set fire to the tank at 6:50 o'clock and late Tuesday it was still burning. An other large tank of oil nearby is threatened. The scene of the fire is about four hundred feet west of the. spectacular fire of June 17, when sev en tanks were destroyed. i ADVERTISE MORE; BOOST YOUR CITY Publicity Expert Gives Views of Helping Your Business Edson R. Walts, secretary of the board of commerce at Shawnee, Okla. was the guest at a luncheon given in his honor by the Ogden chamber of commerce recently. Immediately following the luncheon there he left for Idaho cities. In connection with his tour of western cities to obtain ideas for his work in Shawnee. Mr. Waite in speaking before the members of the Ogden chamber de clared that his city faced a problem in view of the fact that it was only forty miles from Oklahoma City, a much larger city and one which at all times was making powerful bids for trade which his city also goes after. "There are 20,000 persons in Shawnee and we have 10<^ members in our board of commerce,'' Mr. Waite said. Each of these members pay from $100 to $500 a year dues and it is my job to see to it that each of these members make money. "One thing I have insisted on is that the Shawnee business houses ad veraise and advertise generously to show the readers of our Shawnee papers that prices in Shawnee are as low as those in the big city. "We have automobile trade ex cursions twice a year or so. We line up about twenty-five automobiles and put a jazz band on a truck in the lead. Then we make a tour of the cities and town in our territory and give them a real 'show.' Our jobbers go along and get acquainted with the retailers of the towns we visit. We co-operate with these towns in every way possible and as a result get much business. "It has been our experience that in order to fight the larger town and get our share of the business for our jobbers and retailers that we must be up and fighting all the time. We work in close co-operation with our one newspaper. We have only one paper, but we can center our adver tising in that one paper and reach 98 per cent of the residents in that town and we are increasing our ad vertising accounts so that paper can reach out and be read by more read ers in our territory. "We have a few business men who are content to wait on just those persons who enter their stores, but they are fast disappearing. "Shawnee business men know that everybody with an auto/nobile is a possible customer even tho he lives seventy-five miles or farther away. And they are going after those cus tomers thru advertising." Did You Ever Stop to Think— That the city that gets the public ity gets the business? That the city that gets the adver tising grows? That advertising properly done is worth its weight in gold? That advertising a city is business, not a child's play? That people will go miles to get to good live city to trade? That your property will increase value when the outside world knows your city is wide awake? That people from neighboring towns will come where there is some thing doing? That the city which does not seek get something beter than it now has is going to lose out? That now is the time your city and business need advertising more than ever before? That if you don't get out and go after the outside trade some other neighboring city will? That if they do they wil get the business you should get? E. R, WAITE, Secretary Shawnee, Oklahoma, Board of Commerce. ♦ ! ■+ ■ ■ GRANDVIEW * I Mr. and Mrs. Rupe were Aberdeen visitors Tuesday. Mrs. Westley was quite ill the first the week, she was thought to have appendicitis. W. M. Claunch has purchased a Ford car. He drove it down from Blackfoot Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. John Varley have been enjoying a visit from their daughter In Utah. Paul Sellers was on the sick list several days during last week. Several of the rGandview young people drove to Indian Springs Sun Ernest Hayden was a business visitor here last week. Grandview was well represented In Blackfoot Thursday. Among the peo there were the Sellers family and Everett Claunch. Karl Christensen was a business visitor in this community Monday. The boys and girls whb cannot go Indian Springs find much pleasure the "swimin' holes" nearer home. Highline canal and the latarels fine places to swim. The Grandview people who at tended the Aberdeen Chautauqua, say is better than last year, which Is saying a great deal as last year was fine. The farmers of the community are rushing their irrigating to cover ground before the water is out of the cahal. The friends of W. D. Giffin of Aberdeen are glad to hear that he is much improved and is once able to sit up after many weeks illness. A. T. Aldous has purchased a Max car. 9 Greenwich Matter Clock. By electricity the master clock at Greenwich observatory fires time guns drops time balls in many parts of England every day, and sends the of 10 a. m. to all post offices and railway terminals.—Brooklyn Eagle. SENATOR BORAH AT THE FRONT Mr. Mark Sullivan, writing as Washington correspondent, has the interesting, if extremely belated, discovery that the leadership of senate has passed to William Borah of Idaho. Senator Lodge nominally the Republican leader, he has been little in evidence the treaty fight ended. The long ness of Senator Penrose, and growing lndispotltion of Senator Knox for sustained Intellectual fort, have aided in shattering old steering-group,, of which Smoot is also a familiar figure. the way was opened for new leader ship, and Mr. Borah, whether sciously or unconsciously, has taken it. But, pace Mr. Sullivan, it was 1919 and 1920 that the Intellectual preeminence of the senate passed him, at the very time that Mr. livan and the New York Evening Post were phophesying the complete defeat of the "irreconcilables." When the history of that remarkable islative struggle, which seemed hdpeless at the beginning, is written, it wil show that for steady driving ahead, resoluteness of purpose, markable strategy and absolute termination to succeed, the palm longs to Senator Borah. It is this very resoluteness of pose, coupled with incessant labor, which makes Mr. Borah so formid able. No other senator sticks more closely to his job and declines more invitations to appear in public to enhance his reputation. He never loses an opportunity, or a trick; sizing up of the situation at any is so remarkable that his prophecies are amazingly Correct. Wall Street concedes that as a constitutional lawyer he is today surpassed by none in congress unless it is Senator Knox; He never was really spectacular; grows less and less so. He has made no dramatic play for the spot light in the disarmament fight and no peal to sentiment or emotion, has just plugged away at his resolu tion, confident of its success, but ganizing and planning steadily quietly behind the scenes. His power reaches into the House as well; has exerted great influence there upon the fight for a small army; he can be relied upon to continue it until his country is freed from burden and the abomination o^ large standing army. The disarmament "campaign bfeen only one of Mr. Borah's varied activities this year—all requiring courage and nerve. This he served notice in ringing words upon North Carolina Republicans who have been trying to drive the negroes out of the party that he would rather leave it himself than life one finger to aid them in their undemocratic and un-American purpose. Always fighting for free press and free speech, the senator has recently tacked on to the latest sedition bill some proposals in the form of amendment which he offered separate bill last February. They call fo r the automatic dismissal any federal official violating the right of asembly, or contravening the constitutional rights of any individ ual—something that, if enacted, would stop the official lawlessness and crime which have so disgraced the country since we entered the war. Similarly, Senator Borah has been actively trying to have the obnoxious war laws abrogated. It was this same senator, too, whose protests compelled his party and the presi dent-elect to abandon the usual in auguration splurge, for which act Mr. Harding was so warmly praised. Just lately, he has taken a strong stand upon the bonus question and • has vigorously opposed the latest bill in flat defiance of the soldier vote. His proper and sound protest against the appointment of Mr. Taft as chief justice of the United States mented upon last week. as we com Thus, because of his ability and courage and his sense of what issues the public is feeling keenly about, Mr. Borah has come to be the most effective and virile figure in the senate. In the last few weeks he has been dangerously near a clash with the president on several issues, if only because', as he warned the . , sen ate last winter, he "will not abdicate his judgment' 'and subordinate his views to anybody else's. , When he takes a position he holds it and is afraid least of all of the White House. If any revolt starts in the upper house against Mr. Harding it likely to begin near the senator from Idaho, and no man is other than a formidable antagonist who can play so dogged, so patient a wait ing game. He introduced his pro posal for a disarmament conference with Japan and England on Decem ber 14 last. He ignored innumer able effort* to sidetrack it, includ various hints from the White House, and saw it unanicously adopted by the senate on March 21 and accepted by both houses June 29 There is beginning to be something the surety of progress of a glacier about Mr. Borah's undertakings and president would be wise to go counter to the senator's course with being prepared fo r the quences. Today Mr. Borah is Btead winning the support of liberal groups despite their criticism of him his anti-suffrage stand and his vote for the bogus emergency tariff. Perhaps his readiness to take a de cided stand upon public issues is due his not permitting any idea of the presidency to affect his course.—The Nation. conse * BLACKFOOT LOSES TO IDAHO FALLS The Blackfoot Bronks lost to Idaho Falls yesterday by a score of to 0. Pocatello won from Rexburg by a score of 3 to 2. The local team will play Aberdeen Friday evening at 5.30. Aber are the leaders of their section have challenged the local team. The Brown-Hart Co. "The Home of Popular Prices' This July Clearance Sale helpful event—an event that Has proved a big event may not occur again. -a Sale Closes Saturday July 23 Summer Apparel at Clearance Prices S' Dresses An organdy dress is in every woman's wardrobe this sea son. All are reduced and grouped to sell at $7.75 $10.73 $14.75 Silk dresses you will use for early fall wear $9.75 to $27.75 Summer Dress Goods Figured organdies and voiles for summer blouses and dresses 38-inch voiles and organdies 60c, sale price the yard 39c 38-inch voiles and organdies 90c, sale price the yard 59c Plain Voiles 40 Inch II Former price 73c, sale price the yard .... Former price $1.25, sale price the yard 50c 85c Ip Footwear Saturday special values in footwear for women, misses, children and boys. You must see these specials. the last day of this great sal we will have some extra REMEMBER SALE CLOSES SATURDAY, JULY 23 New Undertak ing at Fair Grounds Continued from page one ^ when they want to rest. She and Mr. Seeger are planning rustic seats and canopies, windbreaks and little swings and it begins to look like con siderable comfort for 1922 and later years. The Arrowhead Beauties The family of O. F. Smith are pondering over plans for making the m'ost beautiful thing they can of the arrow head we told you about last week which lies west of the race track. Peonies are to form the basis, but peonies last only a short time, and they want to have roses and per haps other plants interwoven that will keep up a continuous bloom thru the summer. That makes it more difficult to design and more expen sive to furnish and the Smiths are not wealthy these days. If some good fellow had a little block of stock that he was willing to turn over to the as sociation to pay for rose bushes, Smiths could buy them at wholesale because of their nursery connections and they, being accustomed to handl ing nursery goods could see that they were handled and planted right so they would grow and flourish instead of dying as most roses do in this country. It is chiefly a matter of knowing when and how, and we wish somebody would take advantage of the opportunity and ring Smiths that he will finance the rose bush pur chase. It is not often that we can get the enthusiastic aid of a bunch of experts to plant flowers for public good. 423R11. Their phone number is Bankers and Lumbermen W. F. Berryman has decided to turn over the stock of the Standrod Bank to help on the biggest financial burden, paying for the new steel fencing that is being put in. General Manager Barton of the Boise Payette Lumber company and his assistant B. W. Gambol were here from Boise recently and their local manager Rex Dunlap told them about the improvements at the fair grounds, and they told him to turn over their stock and to make selec tion of the project on which it should spent. Mr. Dunlap went out and looked things over with Mr. Seeger and saw so many things he wanted to help with that he said to use their stock to fill up the puddle we told you about two weeks ago, and then would see what to do with the rest. City Park to be Fixed up Some of the thoughtful men about town are saying they fully approve calling it Younie park in honor of Mrs. Alex Younie, who did so much get it laid out and the first growth started. values to the park by growth of trees and shrubs while we have been winning the war and doing all the Nature has added great other things and now the kiddies and tired mothers with babes and the tourists are getting much enjoyment out of it. People who go out in the evening; to visit with tourists and listen to their comments say the city park is worth real money to the town and the whole country, because the trade it pulls and because of the good advertising it gives the valley. The north line of the park is not just where it was suposed to be, and some rearrangement of a crooked ditch is needed in connection with laying out the new road to the ar rowhead. There is also a lot of burnt grass plot that needs grading and watering to redeem it, and in various places the sod has nearly killed out by lack of Irrigation. The city water hydrant that supplies water for tourists is in bad order and is not in a convenient place for them and is hard to find and hard to op erate till one learns the peculiar com bination. It is going to be replaced by three workable hydrants at con venient places. Three or four years ago when peo ple were agitating for roses and flow ers and shrubs In the park, Mrs. Trego furnished a lot of them and some of them were set out promtly and some were left to dry out and die before being set. Some of them were well watered and grew for a year or two and then began to fail for want of water and fertilizer and cultivation. If a person goes to the park now and looks over the remnant of them he will see little sickly looking things with roots rest ing on hard dry ground and little or no bloom. The lilac bushes have not been trimmed and look unshapely and stunted, the roses that somebody donated have mostly died and been forgotten, and it looks like distress. Mrs. Trego says she could furnish a lot of bulbs, roots and shrubs for it this fall if there was proper manage ment to insure successful cultivation. Some tourists from Illinois in look ing over the shrubs at the park re cently said it looked like the town needed a committee for the preven tion of cruelty to plant life. Will Erect the Archway People who have examined the columns made some years ago for erection at the entrance to the park, have decided that those columns have got to be put in position instead of being left to advertise the glories of the past by lying in the weeds. The park has too much of the ap pearance of the school grounds to be a really pretty place and a good advertisement for the town and the valley. The park committee of the city council are talking about going out to the park and making a careful •etudy of its needs and possibilities. Lodges May Furnish Trees There is a new tablet at the city park on which are the names of thirteen local lodges extending their welcome to tourists. It has been sug gested that each lodge plant a tree the park and select tr$es that are suitable for a park rather than merely getting something for quick growth and shade as has generally been done m this valley. People who have not given much study to the difference in value and beauty of trees should observe the beautiful weeping birch tree in Mrs. Grace Stevens' yard, planted in the long ago by H. W. Curtis, and getting to be more attractive each year. Tl\pre Is the pretty pine tree in front of the Eldredge home planted long ago by Senator L. R. Thomas and the admiration of all who see it. There is an old box elder tree at the eastern corner of the Central school that was planted about thirty thirty-five years ago by Mr. Burley, who lived just east of it, and he "toted water" to it while it was a sapling and kept it alive for a long time when campers and round-ups and anybody wanting a whip or a shillalah was liable to break off or cut off any new tree in sight and think nothing of it. "Old man Bur ley' 'as he was called, did a lot of sitting around and was noted fer his homeliness and his quiet ways, but he did something worth while when he nursed that sapling along $nd kept it alive. It is not noted for beauty excepting (hat it is shapely old tree that sheltered 10,000 school kids and hundreds of them have climbed it and loved it when there was not much else to love in the landscape about the school grounds. Scores of young couples have stood under It In the moonlight and set tled questions very Important to themselves, and If it could talk it would tell a wonderous story. Not long ago some fellow went that way and hacked it with an ax, and some of Its friends felt like they had been stabbed themselves. or A number of the lodge people_ considering what are the most beau tiful and valuable trees they could plant that would be interesting to this generation and a comfort to the next generation or two, and it is quite probable that their meditations will turn ii(to concerted action among the various lodges. .They might place a combined order for trees and have them come in one shipment and have them set out ac cording to a general plan to be ap proved by someone who makes a careful study of the blank spaces in the park and the places that will be come blanks as the short-lived trees die out and are removed. An inter esting lodge program could be-held planting time, reviewing some of the gems of literature like Whit tier's "The River Path," and "Who Planted This Old Apple Tree?" are * Knowing and Living. Of all men perhaps the book-lover needs most to be reminded that man's business here Is to know for the sake living, not* to live for the sake of knowing.—Frederic Harrison.