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The Idaho Republican
Published Every Thursday Byrd Trego, Editor and Proprietor Entered at the post office at Black foot, Idaho as second-class matter. Subscription Price - $2.00 per Year STATEMENT OP OWNER SHIP AND MANAGEMENT Required by act of congress of August 24, 1912. Byrd Trego is the editor, owner and manager, and his address is Blackfoot, Idaho. There are no out standing bonds, no mortgages or other securities held by other peo ple; it is not a company, not a cor poration nor a partnership. BYRD TREGO, Subscribed and sworn to before me this second day of October, 1922. LEON J. CHAPMAN, Notary Public. My commission expires April 6, 1926, Notary Public for Idaho, re siding at Blackfoot, Idaho, (Seal) + IDAHO'S STATESMEN COMING HOME Idaho's delegation in Washington is coming home for a few weeks, and it ought to be a pleasant home coming. Representatives French and Smith with their thoro knowledge of state affairs and their untiring activity in behalf of the interests of the people of the state regardless of political affiliations, give us service of which everybody who has given it serious thought is justly proud. Senators Borah and Gooding are national characters dealing with national problems and studying in ternational questions that are of vital importance to us. Senator Borah is one of the leaders in American statesmanship regarding matters affecting the peace of the world and the causes of conflicts. His knowledge of world history for 2000 years and the rise and fall of nations, enables him to look at a given situation between or among nations, and predicate its future. He goes into detail and tells what effect certain legislation or treaties will have on the agricultural classes and the manfuacturing industries, and points to the decline or upholding of IIHII1IHIHUIHIII E I s A union suit of unusual merit—an elastic rib— made of combed cotton yarn—more springy and absorbent— tailored by Wilson Bros.—which in correct fit and real service. $ 1.50 Sizes to fit any man—34 to 50 sures | Rowles-Mack Co. A k ^uiEiiiiiiiiililllillimniliiiiiiliillllllillilllllHI uiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiinin pm h'f * £ A / AjE men's SUITS/ 11 %'A eM DRY CLEANED x (fA Si Perhaps your fall suits and dresses had pretty hard wear last year—but let us dry clean them for you, and see how smart and new they will appear! Our cleaning revives the fabrics and restores the colors—from the roughest woolens to the most delicate silks, the results are equally gratifying. Special Attention Given to Teachers During Institute IVeek GARMENTS CALLED FOR AND DELIVERED ANYWHERE IN TOWN Regal Cleaners No. Broadway Phone 123 national wealth and natloal welfare under the conditions it will create. With the light of the internal history of nations in mind, he takes the experience of the world as his measure and without regard for the opinions of others he lays down a barrage of information that chal lenges the best minds in the senate to perforate. In those matters he stands among the other statesmen as confident of his position as feould be a surveyor with a steel tapeline measuring distances in competition with others using a flexible cotton rope. Others may disagree with him, but as he asks them for their authority for their premises and notes the babble of differences among them he is undisturbed and is willing to wait. Senator Gooding is new in the senate, but he has been more or less a national character for at least fifteen years, since the great fight arising from the assassination of former Governor Steunenberg. Gooding is a student of industries and commerce. He is for America first and the others afterwards. He is for the masses first and trusts that the big fellows wil get their share or become smaller and be pro tected along with the masses. Gooding and Borah are at vari ance in their views of how to pro mote commerce among the nations in these troubled times. If we understand them correctly, Gooding is for high tariffs, as high as may be necessary to keep American in dustries protected and to maintain the high standard of living 'in America. If we understand Borah's position, he takes the view that prosperity depends upon a condition of activity in production in all lines of Industry in all the nations so that there may be flowing great streams of commodities in exchange across the boundaries and across the seas. And he believes that wherever a tariff wall is erected to interrupt the flow of exchange of commodities, whether the products of the soil or the factories or the fruit of the vines or the yield of the mines, it puts somebody out of employment and puts them out of the buying class and that in turn puts others out of employment in the country, where the tariff wall was erected. I! we understand Senator Borah he sounds a note of warning against that practice even for our own pre servation and questions whether or not it really preserves. Gooding and Borah are two out standing characters whom Idaho will delight to honor and to hear in their discussion of politics this fall, and when we say "politics" we do not mean petty differences among office seekers, but a clean, compre hensive study of the forces that make for weal or woe for the civil ized world. + BORAH AND THE DIRECT PRIMARY The people of Idaho are, in tho main, opposed to the direct primary. They' have tried it and condemned It. Then years ago the newspaper men of the Btate sat down together and resolved that it was not good, and that they were sorely disap pointed in it. Senator Borah was invited to speak in the meeting and he advised that the direct primary had not been sufficiently tested in Idaho, and said that in order to give it a fair test we should go on oper ating under it for a number of years, ten years or more, and expressed the belief that as people came to under stand it better, they would use it to better advantage and to secure hap pier results. That ten years has passed, and in that time very little has been done in the operations of the direct pri mary that had not been done before Borah addressed the newspaper men of the state, and that has not been in its favor. The direct primary destroys political parties by disor ganizing them,brings into power the worst elements in politics and drives out of power the best there is in politics. Idaho men are qualified to speak on this subject if they have lived in Idaho the past fifteen years and studied politics, and Senator Borah, who has lived in Washington the past fifteen years has had no better chance to observe its workings than have those who have been where it was in operation. If the direct pri mary had been in operation only in the District of Columbia or in Pen nsylvania and we had lived in Idaho and the Senator had lived in those places while it was in operation, then we would agree that he was in a positoin to advise Idaho people about it and that we should be slow to doubt his judgment. It is true that Senator Borah can study the workings of the direct primary in Washington and see how it operates in Pennsylvania as well as can the people of Idaho and bet ter, but Pennsylvania is not the only place where it has been tried. We believe that Senator Borah has been influenced by his hostility to the Penrose machine in Pennsylvania and the fact that the machine was beaten in a primary election, but even that was not accomplished un til Penrose was in his grave. And who shall say that it wag due to the primary method of making nomina tions anyhow? It might have been accomplished sooner if the direct primary had never been heard of. Certainly the old Penrose machine had a good weapon in their hands in opposing the adoption of the pri mary law when they had the cor rupting example of politics in Idaho to point to as the achievements of the individual voting as compared with the convention method. Those to whom its attention was called, when they got the measure of condi tions here under the direct primary, would very naturally recoil from it and support the convention method with all its objectionable features which are preferable to what we had in Idaho before we amended the law to take out its most vicious features. By the time Senator Borah spends a month among the people of Idaho and hears what they have to say of the Increased expenses and declining health charged to the direct primary, he may be willing to look upon their views with as much tolerance as do the old-time protectionists upon the argument that tariff walls might possibly be a mistake at least for creditor nation, and that it is worth considering. political conditions of I ! ROCKFORD I i Received September 28 Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Hall visited Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Jensen Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Chris Jensen visited Mr. and Mrs. William Brown Sun day. Sunday night a crowd comprising both Thomas and Rockford fplks went to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Miller and charivaried the young couple. Social chat and music were enjoyed and the crowd was treated tq a shower of peanuts. Mr. and Mrs. Hardy gave a party In honor of their sons Lessel, Harold and Lawrence Sunday evening. Games were played and refresh ments were served. All had an en joyable time. The majority of our people at tended the fair at Blackfoot the last week. Mrs. R. E. Barnes left Sunday to visit friends and relatives in Utah. The Booth family have moved to Weiser, Idaho. Little Celia Roy has been on the sick list the past week. Mr. Cameron of Thomas was visitor in these parts Thursday. Received October 2 Saturday evening the Seagull girls gave a social under the auspices of the Primary association at the hall. Games and dancing were the feautre of the evening. There was a large crowd present and all had a most enjoyable time. Mem bers of the association sold candles and ice cream, the proceeds from which will help pay for the articles which will be sold at the bazaar which the Primary intends to hold in the near future. Mr. and Mrs. Claus Anderson en tertained Mr. and Mrs. Charles Baker at dinner Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Baker as sisted Mr. and Mrs. Joseph during threshing x time this week. The coyotes are numerous in these parts. The Hall boys killed one on their place and many more have been seen and heard. Miss Ellen Anderson spent Wed nesday with her sister Mrs. Walter Sproul of Thomas. The threshing machines are still very busy in these parts gs there yet a great deal more gtain threshed. 1 There are at present three machines at work in these to be parts. Mrs. Claus Anderson visited Mrs. Flora Havens at Blackfoot Saturday. Our Rockford young folks were well represented at the dance at Thomas Friday night. William Sjostrom and Claus Anderson were Blackfoot visitors Saturday. George Dayton has been working a few days at Idaho Falls. Mr. and Mrs. John Sjostrom mo tored to Logan Saturday for a few days. Mrs. C. C. Sjostrom has returned from her extended trip to Utah. Clyde Jones has returned to his home in Pocatello after visiting friends and relatives in these parts. The Rockford school ball team played against the Thomas ball team, the score being 15 to 4 in favor of Thomas. Willard Barnes went to the lavas Wednesday after wood. J. C. Hansen also went to tho lavas Wednesday. + Hair and Personality.—Harold G. Armstrong, the author of "For Richer, for Poorer," apparently has no desire to enroll himself in the younger generation. At any rate his heroine is flamboyantly an old fashioned girl. On page 158 we read, "All at once Miriam let down her hair.' More than that, Kenneth Gramling, the hero, was thrilled thereby. "It was a symbol. They kissed. Deepencysted inhibitions vanished. They were normal people, after all." Miriam did not seem so to us. We do not think she should be allowed to qualify. If she had been normal heroine of today, it would have been the hair which had van- ished and the inhibitions which were let down.—Heywood Broun in the New York World. -t——- Rose to the Occasion, Anyway— A riverside village boasted a post on which was marked a line showing the height to which the river had risen during the time of a serious flood. "Do you mean to say that the river reached this height five years ago?" asked the astonished visitor. "Not exactly, sir," replied the villager, "but the children were so fond of rubbin' out the first mark that the council had to put it a bit higher so as to be out of their reach."—Epworth Herald. * "Putting Up" the House.—The bills had come in for building the young couple's home. "George," said the bride of a few months, "they are twice what we ex pected!" "Don't worry," said the young husband. "I expected they would be." "But, she replied, George, "they're twice as much as that! Argonaut. T * Those Impetuous Lovers.—Wife (with newspaper)—"Just think of it! A couple got married a few days ago after a courtship which lasted fifty years. Hub—."I suppose the poor old man was too feeble to hold out any longer."—Epworth Herald. a Beth Wa» a Safe Proposition By A. W. PEACH. ©, 1111, by McClure Newspaper Syndicate. Don Seaver was a puzzle to Beth Hazen from the beginning, and was aware that she was not much a puzzle to him—at least he seemed to assume that she was Just what I I pretended to be. His coming Into the office was greeted with some excitement and terest among the girls, for he was handsome in a plain and wholesome way and, after a quiet fashion, good fun. to to a Beth wns surprised to find that seemed to select her for his special companion, and at first a bit doubtful, she finally accepted his comradeship. One evening after a particularly hap py time she questioned him: "Dpn, why under the sun do ask me to these good times, a little nobody like myself, wlfen there girls in the office who really are some body?" His gray eyes twinkled a bit. "Be cause you are safe." '"Safe, '" she repeated a bit puz zled. "You mean I am not likely run away with you or bite you?" He laughed his merry way. "No. Beth, but that ring on your hand—" She stared at It. It was an engage ment ring. "You see! You have some one—" he began. "And you have some one," she add ed, gently. "So we are both safe," he concluded. It was a dangerous assumption, however, for him and for her. comradeship between them grew clos er. She often wondered who the away girl was who had won him; she knew in a dim way that he often wondered who It was to whom had given her love. But neither the other. A sort of climax came one golden evening when they were together the river ferry that took them home after working' late in the city. deep, soft, starlit dusk was close about them with its suggestion in is be at i.. i in NT -itMATeA* Suddenly She Was Seized. a on so comfort and contentment. He leaned toward her in the dusk and said gently: "I wonder if it is wrong for me tell you something?" She thrilled a bit at the tone In voice and smiled a little fearfully. "How can I tell until I know what it is?" He smiled in turn. 'I am taking another position, going away, and know I shall miss you like the very deuce. That's all, and I don't believe the chap who loves you would object to my saying that, would he?" She nodded, silent and almost tressed. The same week of his departure brought her an uncomfortable surprise. She was called from her room in boarding-house to meet a stranger, found herself facing a slim girl whose' face was a bit stern. "I am Myrtle Raymond, engaged Don Seaver, and I have come to if you will tell me Just what there between you and him?" she asked bluntly. Beth stared at her, offended by tone of her questioner's voice and Insinuation in her words. "You need not answer unless you wish," the other said sharply. "Silence is assent." "But I shall answer," Beth said frankly, finding her tongue. "There nothing between us; we are, or were, simply good friends." "I have heard rumors." „ "Don't listen to them. Don took me around for company, because, he said, I was saf» "Safer "Yes; safe on both sides. See?" Smiling, Beth held out her hand. On it gleamed the engagement ring. The face of the other softened. "Oh, I see—engaged. Well, that does make a different matter of it" Beth looked at the ring with rueful eyes. "Yes, I suppose it does." The next surprise came to her three evenings later, when, as she was lenr of lng the office, Don's tall form ap peared. "Beth," he said directly, "I want to see you. You come to dinner with :* me. She demurred, but he was insistent, and she followed him. "Now, answer like a good girl," he ordered. "Did Miss Raymond come to see you—about me?" She refused to answer, but his gray, keen eyes read the truth. He leaned back in his chair and looked at her with thoughtful eyes. But his thoughts were beyond her reading. He spent the evening with her, and a happy one it was. It left her with curiously mixed feelings for he said on leaving her: "Beth, there is one lucky chap in the world, and he is the chap who slipped that ring on your finger. Good night." The last surprise was the greatest of all. She had stopped in the hall of her house and was looking over the mall piled on the usual table. The day had been a weafylng one at the office, and she was lazily shuffling the letters. Suddenly she was seized from be hind by two strong arms, pinioned close, her face turned, and her lips kissed. She struggled away and turned on her assailant who stood before her smiling and at the same time a bit worried. "Don 1" "Forgive me, Beth, it did seem so good to see you and-'' "But-" "I have Just learned of my one-tlma fiancee's engagement, that sets me free. And as for you, little girl, lei me see that engagement ring." She held out her hand doubtfully and saw him quietly remove the ring. "That was a mother's foolish scheme to have you wear her engagement ring to protect you from undesirable men. I went to see her and shtf told me. It did keep some men from annoying you, Beth, but I am going to annoy you until you say you love me." He was speaking lightly but his eyes were tender and wistful. Beth was confused but she managed to say: "You won't have to annoy me very long, Don!" of in he yojj are to The far and she told on The of MAINSPRING OF THE WORLD! Writer's .Tribute to the Heart of a Woman Is Worthy a Place in Any Scrapbook. First, the heart of a woman is differ ent from any other kind of heart in all the world. It's bigger, it's more tender, it's more "various." It's more susceptible. It's more tolerant. It's more long suffering. It's more kind. It's more generous. It's more lovable. It's more wonderful—than any Other sort of heart. The heart of a woman is the heart of hearts. If you would know what real suf fering is, find a woman's heart that has been broken. Look there into the ashes of its ruins and you shall know. Also, if you would learn of the super lative sweetness of happiness, again search for the heart of a woman who has found the gold behind the glitter of love, and there you shall see such a wonder as your eyes have never be fore seen. For again I say that there Is no heart like unto the heart of a woman. Its patience is that of Job, plus that of a dozen worlds. And it's suffering and forgetting power Is greater than the crystallized power of the sun, the moon, and all the stars. Through gentleness it breathes. Through strength It walks. But the greatest thing about the great heart of a woman is its love. Its walls are lined with it. Its furnishings are of love in its entirety. While, if you would but peep Into the heart of a woman where love is, such fragrance would greet your senses as of the rarest myrrh. And you would believe that heaven is here and now. The heart of a woman is the main spring of the world!—George Matthew Adams in the Pictorial Review. to his I Love the Leveler. And I say unto you, brethren: there Is one crucible in which many unlike things become like, and even as one another, nnd that is Marriage. And In the crucible, Marriage, many men adjust themselves to things and conditions that once did gall. Even as though they were hitched in a harness, thus doth the crucible to many men. And, strange to say, 0 my brethren, many of these men in the crucible hold themhelves as among the happy and blessed of the earth. So that one is most often moved to wonder and to marvel. For while men set down their sig natures with a great flourish beneath national declarations of independence, magnl chartl and sundry bills of rights in the great private crucible, that is Marriage, these men surrender most often their freedom, even unto the last vestige, there in the crucible to simmer, render and splutter, with vast contentment of soul. Selah.—L. F. M. in Kansas City Star. the to see is the the is as Mistake. PhylUs—Winnie is sorry now that she took Hugh's ring to the jeweler's to be valued. May—Why? "The Jeweler kept it. He said that Hugh hadn't been In to pay for it as he had promised."—Answers. Worse Than That "Had the shock of my life last night. "Recognize an old flame?" "Worse than that; she recognised my wife."