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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
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.
Subscribed and sworn to before
me this second day of October, 1922.
Notary Public.
My commission expires April 6,
1926, Notary Public for Idaho, re
siding at Blackfoot, Idaho,
Idaho's delegation in Washington
is coming home for a few weeks,
and it ought to be a pleasant home
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
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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.
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
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
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
conditions of
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
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
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
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
George Dayton has been working
a few days at Idaho Falls.
Mr. and Mrs. John Sjostrom mo
tored to Logan Saturday for a few
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.
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
"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
"Don't worry," said the young
husband. "I expected they would
she replied,
"they're twice as much as that!
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.
Beth Wa» a Safe
©, 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
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
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
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
NT -itMATeA*
Suddenly She Was Seized.
comfort and contentment. He leaned
toward her in the dusk and said
"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
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
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»
"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
lng the office, Don's tall form ap
"Beth," he said directly, "I want to
see you. You come to dinner with
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
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
Suddenly she was seized from be
hind by two strong arms, pinioned
close, her face turned, and her lips
She struggled away and turned on
her assailant who stood before her
smiling and at the same time a bit
"Don 1"
"Forgive me, Beth, it did seem so
good to see you and-''
"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!"
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
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.
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
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.
PhylUs—Winnie is sorry now that
she took Hugh's ring to the jeweler's
to be valued.
"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
"Recognize an old flame?"
"Worse than that; she recognised
my wife."

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