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Published Tuesdays and Fridays by the Tltv/IFQ PßIMTIIMr p_ PI IRI IQHINfi COMPANY Ltd riMLS I RlNHNCa & 1 UHLlbrtllNL» LUMrAIv , . TWICE A-WEEK TWO DOLLARS PER YEAR IN ADVANCE Many subscribers prefer DISCONTINU AXLE; nut to have their subscriptions interrupted in case Notwithstanding this, it is not desired ; still, subscribers are ex NOTICE: they fail to remit before expiration, assumed that eoutmuons service is peeted to notify us with reasonable promptness to stop it the paper is no longer desired. Entered at the Tw in Falls postoffice as second class matter as a twice-a-week publicat ion, October 18, 1910. TRUST PROTECTIONISM DEAD. "Has the New York Tribune gone war-crazy and tariff-blind seems to sec blood red all the time, says the American Economist, think-machine turns out almost nothing but war editorials, proval of the present administrative policy is directed wholly toward the fact that there is no chip on the govern mental shoulder. True Americanism is what the Tribune calls its own belligerent attitude. But there is another and much more exigent phase of true American ism that the Tribune seems to have forgotten all about: Americans; the American market for American labor and industry; in short, a protective tariff. That was Horace Greeley's gospel during his whole life. He made the Tribune a power for true Americanism casing insistence upon the doctrine that the Republic Scarcely a trace of Greeley's rugged, nn How are the mighty fallen ! It Its Lts disap America for by his never-ces should do its own work, compromising It is no wonder that the Tribune's rating among American business men should have dropped down to near "Z, ' and that in circulation anil influence it should be similarly rated. "In a recent editorial of great length the Tribune takes exception to the remark of ex-President Taft that 'a majority of Republicans desire to win with a regular Republican in the coining presidential election and prefer defeat to victory under any other circumstances.' that might be expressed without What Mr. Taft thinks or But the Tri remains. This would seem to be an opinion exciting any very ferocious animosities, does not think is not now of overwhelming consequences, bune feels sure that the vital need of the hour is 'leadership, and that never before did leadership seem 'so utterly lacking ' Leadership in In the tariff, of course, everybody will say—everybody but It has no thought of or word for the tariff, editorial ratiocination there is factor in the problem to be what ? the Tribune, about .2000 words of tion of the tariff as the prime In no men The real issue, as per solved at this year's election, how many German-American votes will be cast against 1 resident Wilson in the event of his renomination next June. It all turns on will be lost by Wilson because of his res The issue is ' Amcriean that, not how many votes ponsibility for the worst tariff ever enacted. Cowardice;' the tariff will cut no figure.' The New York Tribune is neither war-crazy uor tariff-h.ird, as That veteran Republican and prolec ism versus lie' Economist seems to think, tionist organ realizes that the sort ot protective tariff which prevailed in this country from the time of the enactment of the Dingley bill un til the repeal of the Payue-Aldrich law is as dead as a smelt, and poor an issue as the demand for war with Germany is, it realizes that it is at least more popular than a crusade for the re-enactment of a graft ing tariff measure. Hence, the famous protagonist of old-time protec tionism. has dropped the tariff issue and begun to denounce the presi dent because he did not start things when Germany invaded Belgium. In taking a position against the degenerate form into which latter day protectionism has fallen, the Tribune is not in any way violating the theory of the old protectionists of the school of Henry Clay and Horace Greeley. The old theory was that under a protective tarif! in fant industries would be fostered, and that in the course of a compara tively short time these would be able to stand alone without the aid of protective duties. The old masters assumed that when home manu facturing industries were encouraged, they would compete with one another and speedily cut down the home price. The idea of maintain ing an enormous tariff on which gigantic trusts could be based was foreign to their conception of things. Rational leaders of protectionism years ago began to see the wis dom of abandoning the "tariff wall" principle. In his last speech, rut short by the ballet of an assassin, President William McKinley' pleaded for changes in the tariff looking toward freer conditions of trade. The reason why even stalwart protectionists sheets like tin* Tri bune finds an appeal for war more easy to defend than a plea for a recurrence of the discarded, trust made, form of protectionism, is the fact that present conditions once and for all Riven the lie to the asser tion that Democratic, falsely called a free trade, tariff, is necessarily accompanied by hard times. Although all ot the five panics that oc curred since tlie civil war took place under Republican protectionist tariffs, and other Republican Jaws, and all but one under Republican administrations, old false cry has not been without its effect. The further fact that great panics and financial depressions have been worldwide in scope, during times of peace, was ignored. But sooner or later truth overtakes error and the American people now have an object lesson which they will not soon forget. The American Economist is the organ and mouthpiece of the American Protective Tariff League. Its failure to see and understand the import of the handwriting on the wall which is plainly visible to the Tribune and to which Jacob Schiff called attention at the recent Republican banquet in New York, is no doubt due to the force of habit, which prevents it from seeing in any direction hut one, and in its ease, the wrong one. THE BUSINESS OUTLOOK. (Philadelphia Record) Unprecedented demand, and the difficulty steadily forcing prices upward. tion, and not a great deal of speculation in merchandise, speculative buying of steel the mills are requiring assurances that the material is ordered for immediate use. The high prices are not cheek ing demand: possibly the fact that prices are rising stimulates de mand. buyers fearing that if they do not get their orders in at once they will have to pay still higher figures. Dunn's Review says: The most striking feature of the situation is the persist in prices, which results not from speculative influ , but from the pressure of actual requirements that greatly overtax facilities. Many commodities have reached a level at which buying would ordinarily be curtailed, but current demand appears insatisfiable, and the question of of secondary consideration with consumers. >f meeting it, tire There is no active stock speeula To check cut rise cnees price seems Manufacturers have difficulty in getting men and materials, and the railroads are unable to handle the rush of business. Copper is in an unparalled position, and the other minor metals are strong; the price of shoes is unprecedented and leather is rising; the demand for dry goods is not influenced by additions to prices; the textile indus tries are in many instances running overtime, and domestic require raents are taking the precedence of export business in iron and steel. The early statement of bank clearings for the week ending Feb ruary 19, showed a total of a little less than five billions, but the re vised statement gives a total of a trifle over five billions. The clear ings last week, with a holiday, dropped below four billions, hut the average is pretty constant at four and a half, as it has been for abou< five months. In Philadelphia the clearings were about 65 per cent Railway gross earnings in the second week greater than a year ago. of February were more than 13 per cent above a year before. Exports last month exceeded those of a year ago, and fell only a little below the record-breaking figures of the later months of last There were marked decreases in the exports of bread-stuffs It is estimated that last week's orders for steel products footed | up to 600,000 tons, which will cost probably $32,500,000. Some, large i contracts were taken, especially for plates, shapes and bars, for de- 1 livery in the first quarter of 1917. But producers of wire products] and steel piping are limiting purchases to near-by delivery. Contracts j fu p v 7^000 tons of steel products were refused. Railroad con losed last week were for 40,000 tons of rails, 3500 tons of tracts bridge material. 10,000 tons of track supplies, 4172 ears and 76 loco motives. Contracts for four vessels were taken by Atlantic yards and three by lake yards. Orders have been placed for 25,000 tons of steel for these vessels. 12.000 for vessels previously ordered, and orders for another 12.<h,Ui tons are pending. Railway equipment contracts pend -.,11 for 350.000 tons of steel. Orders for 252 locomotives are Most lines of finished steel have been advanced $5 a ton. mg pending. , . Large orders for steel sheels are pressed upon producers at high , s . Bessemer pig has been sold at $20, and Birmingham foundry l is $15, or a little-over. < 'otton speculation has been | prices. At the end of the week cotton declines on account of the con ditions of our foreign relations. There wore big sales of Territory All wools are strong, with prospects of advancing, Staple cot pne No. little more active at irregular wool in Boston. ami dealers are paying the prices asked by the growers. goods arc active and firm, and on some lines an advance of onc Therc is a large business in colored lines There is an active trade in ton lightli cent has been made, where the sellers will guarantee the colors. fall wpolens and worsteds, and some have been sold out and with drawn. Several dress goods agents arc not in the market for further fall business lest they should be nimble to deliver. Boot and shoe crowded with orders. Leather is scarce, and the price is c factories are soaring. THE BRANDIES HEARING. The senatorial hearing of the charge against Louis D. Brandies is about to close apparently without serious charge against his integ rity having been sustained by any testimony worthy of the name. A number of vague intimations were indeed thrown out and inferences of an uncomplimentary nature were drawn from alleged statement of facts, by those opposed to his confirmation, but as has been sug gested, practically the only charges made during the hearing were voiced by those connected with or representing interests which he had opposed during his activity as a citizen or hs a lawyer. Perhaps the protest of President Lowell of Harvard may he considered an excep tion, but that distinguished educator proved nothing against him. and 1000 of his own students signed a protest against the action of Presi dent Lowell in opposing the appointment without sufficient reason. A man who has been as active a protagonist of reform ideas as Bran dies has been, necessarily arouses powerful opposition and part of it from honest men who too readily accept any vague report reflecting on the character of the man who advocates reform which conflicts with their interests. Hence, it is not surprising that intimations of the sort raised before the committee should have been made and be lieved bv those whom Brandies had fought. The* only question that should concern the committee is the essen tial honesty of the man. His ability is beyond question. His radical ism as a citizen should not stand against him. Anyhow, it is simply the radicalism of a man who would carry currently accepted eco nomic theories to what is generally regarded as the extreme. He is not a revolutionist, even a peaceful one. Whether he luis the judicial temperament cannot be determined beforehand, since that term, it it moans anything, means that the judge should decide questions in ac cordance with accepted legal principles regardless of what view he might take of the wisdom of a law which he is called upon to inter pret, were he voting on it as a cit izen or a legislator. 1 o be siu-p, is involved also the matter of applying old principles to new In this it is generally held desirable that a spirit of cou there laws, should govern the attitude of the judge, but this term should lie used in the sense in which President Wilson used it when he declared himself to be "a conservative in action," that is a con servative who docs not stand still while the world moves, but one who strives to conserve all that isi good, while moving forward, man who would approach judicial interpretation in this spirit would be a valuable man on the supreme bench cannot be questioned, and perhaps President Wilson who knows Brandies intimately may be convinced that he is truly a conservative in this better sense. Any how, nothing has yet been proven that reflects on the character of Mr. Brandies or that should prevent his endorsement by the senate. servatism That a LETTER TO MR. W (The Springfield Republican) Open letters in verse or prose to the president of the United States are the fashion. Here is a model one in prose, "To Mr. W " "As censure is hut awkwardly softened by apology, I shall offer you no apology for this letter. The eventful crisis to which your dou ble policies have conducted the affairs of your country requires an in vestigation uncrarnped by' ceremony. There was a time when the fame of America, moral and political, stood high in the world, and to be an American citizen gave a title to respect in Europe, politics had not then appeared. Elevated to the chair of the presi dency', you assumed the merit of everything to y'ourself, and the na tural ingratitude of your character began to appear. From such » beginning what else could be expected than what has happened? A mean and servile submission to the insults of one nation ; treachery and ingratitude to another. "Tt has for some time been known by those who knew him that Mr. W— has no friendships; that he is incapable of forming any; he can serve or desert a man, or a cause, with constitutional indiffer ence; and it is this cold hermaphrodite faculty that imposed itself up on the world, and was credited for a while for prudence, moderation and impartiality'. "The character which Mr. W—has attempted to act in the world is a sort of nondescribable chameleon-colored thing called prudence. It is, in many cases a substitute for principle, and is so nearly allied to hypocrisy that it easily slides into it. His genius for prudence furnished him in this instance with an expedient that served, as is the natural and general nature of expedients, to diminish the embar rassments of the monument, and multiply them afterward. But when this is attempted on the national scale it is too despicable to be defend ed. The injury which Mr. W— 's administration has done to the char acter as well as to the commerce of America is too great to be repaired by him. In what a fraudulent light must Air. W— 's character appear to the world when his declarations and his conduct are compared to gether. The W— of "This is the ground upon which America now stands. All her rights of commerce are to begin anew, and that with loss of character to begin with. And as to you, sir, the world will be puzzled to decide whether you are an apostate or impostor ; whether you have aban doned good principles, or whether you never had any." That is the way to talk to the president of the United States. Owen Wistcr may blush to see how little the art of invective has ad vanced since the Anglo-phobc Thomas Paine wrote these words and many more like them to President George Washington. SHOULD BE IN PRISON GARB (Boise New Freedom) The arrogance of the armor plate manufacturers in threatening the government with a $200 raise in the price of plate is a conspicu ous evidence of the character of this greedy coterie of blackhearted pirates. What a compliment to our conception of self-government when we have allowed men of this stripe to become so powerful that they think themselves able to threaten the government with impunity and what a blow at our capacity in selecting leaders to represent us that the man who may he termed the incarnation of modern Republican ism. Boise Penrose, presents this threat for consideration to Congress. The fact that these scoundrels can threaten the government with out breaking rock on the public streets, with tin* familiar hall and chain to their feet and the yellow stripes of prison garbs encasing 's iSl . i ■J L A' L4 »4 ' n ■ % REV. R. C. SNODGRASS Rev. R. C. Snodgrass and II. W. Talley will begin a revival meeting in the Kimberly Church of Christ, on Monday, March 13. II W. Talley is a singer and choir leader of note from Keokuk, Iowa, and Rev. Snodgrass is the pastor of the Rupert Church of Christ. It will be two weeks meeting. Rev. Snodgrass is well known to many Kimberly people as a forceful preacher of the Gospel. Those who have heard him declare that it will be interesting and helpful to all to attend them, is sufficient proof that an awakening is necessary if we are to undertake a regeneration intime with the world's advance toward economic democracy. There is not a government in Europe that would brook anything of this sort and there is not a people in Europe but who would look with well-merited contempt upon a government who bowed the knee to such a band of thieving, impudent rascals. And such as these are the backbone of the "preparedness" move ment! These are the alarmed and anxious patriots who are yelling "Defenseless America." What, a boost to our self-estimation as a nation in the minds of the intelligent that men of this stripe can create an issue and come near to sweeping the country off its feet, inducing the people to tax themselves billions of dollars in order that a murderous cabal of con scienceless money-grabbers can continue profit-making enterprises at their expense. It is fortunate for the country that the United States Senate will sneeringly turn them down and go ahead with its program but it is unfortunate for the country that newspapers who apologize for such actions are still receiving subscriptions from the reading public. The Pacific Mail Steamship company that was driven from the by the La Follette seamen's act and over whose pitiful condition barrels of ink mingled with tears was shed by the plunderband press, is going hack into business on a larger scale than ever before—Boise New Freedom. seas * w * ** ************** ROGERSON * *♦•*•••♦♦*»♦*•♦•■*• Times' Special Correspondence. On Friday, March 3rd, the little son, Austin, of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Craig, died following an illness of only four days. and though physician and friends did their best, the ailment changed at once to acute Bright's disease, and he pass ed away early Friday. The funeral was held Saturday at 1:00 p. m. from the Presbyterian church, conducted by Rev. J. D. Keith and the burial was made in the Rogerson cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Craig have the sympathy ot all in their sorrow. They have three little girls left to them, and the beauty of flowers and the closing of all busi ness during the funeral service show ed the esteem of their many friends. Rev. J. H. Barton, D.D., of Boise, synodical superintendent home mis sions for Idaho, will formally dedicate the Rogerson Presbyterian church building Sunday, March 12, going down Saturday for that purpose, also preach at night. The dedication servie^ will be at 11:00 a. m. Friday, March 3rd, we had a rather exciting and unusual occurrence here. A large coyote came in town from the foot hills east, by the church and school building, and when in front of the bank different parties began shoot ing at the animal with pistols and rifles, but going wide of the mark. The animal moved on in a leisurely trot, so, all thought it must be rabid, though it made no attempt to bite any one. It went on around the hotel and up by the O. S. L. station, and thence on near the postoffice, where a well directed shot by J. W. Langford dis patched the animal. Upon a close ex amination it was found that a former shot several days prior, had penetrated its neck and in its pain and hunger it w'andered into Rogerson with the end here given. Neil McKay has gone to Pocatello and Ogden for a few days visit. Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Vanderbark have returned to their home near here after a winter spent in Twin Falls. Another special train is to run from Rogerson to the Twin Falls tabernacle meeting. Friday, the 10th. Rev. J. I). Keith went to Roswell, Idaho, near Parma, in the western part of the state Monday, where he Is to conduct a ten days' revival ■ ith the pastor, Rev. E. P, Lawrence, of the Roswell Presbyterian church. Two weeks preparation has been made and it is expected that a very beneficial service will be held. Tuesday, Feb. 29, he became 111 He will PROGRAM FOR ENTERTAINMENT OF BUHL CO. THURSDAY NIGHT The following Is the program ar ranged for March 9, by the Twin Falls military organization, Company D, 1. N. G., for the reception of the Buhl organization, Company K; 1st Call and Assembly. Addres of Welcome—Capt. P. W. McRoberts. Response—Capt. C. V. Biggs. Music—Friedman's orchestra. Sick Call. Camp Sanitation—Capt. H. W. Wll son. Music—Friedman's orchestra. Solo—Wilton Peck. Opening of Twin Falls Gym, Announcement—Mr. Lyons. Boxing and wrestling. Gym work of members of the asso ciation. Music—Friedman's orchestra. Selection by "Snake River Quar tette." Address—"Citizen Soldiery and Citi zenship"—-Capt. C. L. Longley. Moss CalL "Everyone's busy." Toasts. Capt. P. W. McRoberts—Toastmas ter. Co. K in retrospect—Lieut Woodln. Co. K in prospect—Lieut. Slee. American Lakes—1910—Maj. Thos. Dovery. Boise—1911—Sgt. Maj. Nicholas Wenzel. Montesamo—1912—Lieut. Krengel. Boise—1913—Lieut. Prater. Gearhart—1914—Top Sgt. Leighton. Boise—1915—Ted Bowen. The Presidio—1916—Why we want to eo—the whole battalion. Impromptus. ILLINOIS PEOPLE HAVE BIG TIME AT BUHL REUNION The Illinois people had a great time in Buhl last Saturday, according to John Warren White, editor of the Pio neer. who was in Twin Falls on busi ness yesterday. After being welcomed to the city by Secretary Bradley of the Commerical club, they had a big dinner, with more than 300 in attend ance. Following this the afternoon was pleasantly spent getting reac quainted, as the roll of counties at the dinner revealed the place of nativity or former residence ot all there. At night an old-fashioned country school program was held at which many nitres '' Mrs. Kntehum won the spelling match from the Mc Guffey speller. The program was fol lowed by an old fashioned barn dance