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PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. PERCY JONHS, PUBLISHER. TERMS Of SUBSCRIPTION : $3.00 .One Year_ Six Months.. Three Months 1.75 1.00 Advertising rates furnished on application. Entered at the postolflce at Blackfoot, Idaho, for transmission as second class mail matter BLACKFOOT. IDAHO, OCTOBER 15, 1 80S. It is hard on the honest laboring men of the country that they have to support both the millionaires and tramps.the products of Republicanism When the Democrats and Populists of Idaho came together on the elec toral licket, our Republican friends .cried "foul." The ball struck them hard jipd they were hurt. Georgia sends greetings to the National Democracy and presents it with her owerwhelming spectacle of 70,000 majority. The like was never seen before. Now keep still and hear the report from Texas. A number of our Republican con temporaries are throwing mud at the Democrats for endorsing the Weaver .electors. That shows they are on the ground floor. Minnesota Democrats have with drawn their presidential electors and endorsed the Weaver ticket. Charge it to Tillinghast aud Beane, and teil the world these young leaders have snubbed the war horses again. There are two things morally cer tain,one is: A rat with the shortest tail will get in his hole first, a,,d the oth er is : Ex-Senator McConnell cannot make any votes for himself by speak ing aft^er Congressman Sweet. In the South the Republicans fused with the People's party, and at the elections they were not it. In the Northwest the Democrats have fused with the People's party, and at the November election they will be in it, immensely in it. You may remark this good news to Hannah. It appears to be settled beyond dis pute that Republicans would be feel ing pretty good these fair autumn jdays if they could only forget that : Maine slumped. Vermont dittoed. Alabama stood firm. So did Arkansas. So did Florida. So did Georgia. Gresham has bolted. So has MaeVeagh. So has Cooley. Blaine didn't vote. Tnings look bad. And Idaho Democrats have endors ed the Weaver electors. The Republicans are wildly. des perate over the Democratic endorse ment of the Weaver and Field elec tors of this state. They are the only ones who don't like it. The Demo crats here are pleased over it. The unnatural efforts of the Republicans to make the Democrats sick of the endorsement is one of the truly ludi crous features of the campaign. The idea that Democrats are going to look to the Republicans for advice affect ing the welfare of the Democratic party is a huge joke ! As the Demo crats have always done just what the Republican party wanted them to (?) they will certainly be obedieni(?) now. The fact is, the Republican leaders have very little influence in their own, and still less in the Democratic party. —Hailey News-Miner. For one time in the history of the 8 täte the Democrats have the patby of the Republicans. Yes, they have more than sympathy; they have pity; they have commiseration; they have compassion. AH their bowels pf compassion yearn for us. Aud why ? Because wc have withdrawn pur electoral ticket and endorsed the Weaver electors. Whose interest is under considera tion ? Is this sympathy, pity, com passion and yearning given the Demo crats because they are to be injured by the fusion, or is the Republican party in Idaho to be injured by it? sym " CLOTHING Come and Largest stock and best fitting goods in the market, examine our stock and prices. See our big line of Underwear. O. BUlSTTIKra dto CO. Think you they are looking to the Democratic welfare or their own wel fare ? My countryman, sympathy i» comforting when sincere to one in distress, but when extended to one not needing it, it is the cheapest and most useless thing on the market. Just now the Democrats in Idaho are not in vaut of that kind of eomraod tty. The svmpatby for the "old men," "the old timers," the "wall hosses" is particularly noticeable. They open up their entire stock in trade because the Young Democracy has treated them badly. But mark you, the old meu are not suffering from insomnia, from loss of appetite, from distress of mind or body. The News hap pens to know chat they are very near to Chairman Tillingbast, and all the Republican love for those old fellows is that much wasted and lost. Sym pathy for the Democrats because of the fusion is cheaper than silver in the market and the Democrats hope by fusion to advance the cause and price of that metal. We had rather have free silver than free sympathy. The News believes that the Repult licans have good ground to feel ag grieved at the Democrats for endors ing the Weaver electoral tieket. They were feeling specially kind to us and wanted to help us along tu state and county matters if we would keep quiet and give them the electoral vote for Harrison. Everything points to the correctness of this belief. Sena tor Dubois, Mr. Borah and all theii good speakers have been speaking only for the National ticket. McCon nell has had to fight his own battles. Look how he has been treated : At the grand rally iu Boise City Senator Dubois and Attorney Hey burn were invited before the foot lights in Sonna's elegant opera house to speak to the beauty and chivalry of the capital city, while Mr. McCon nell was bounced into ß farm wagon in the middle of the street to speak to the street and alley element of that city. Again, in his rounds in Southern Idaho it has been planned for him to follow Congressman Sweet on the stand, and the contrast between the two has been so palpable and plain to every hearer as to make him believe there was method in the planning and that for a purpose. The News believes that hundreds of Republicans had rather see the World's Fair than see McConnell elected, and they are making their plans accordingly. The Democrats did't catch on in time, tljey have made their endorse ment and by it they have raised a how' in Rome, but it will take three votes from Harrison and elect the Democratic ticket Some wise man once said : friends." Mr. McConnell will repeat the saying by and by. 'Save mo from my THE ENDORSEMENT IS ALL RIGHT. Every passing day is smoothing the ruffled tempers and calling back the hasty words spoken in an un guarded momeut at the withdrawal of the Cleveland electors and the en dorsement of the Weaver ticket in Idaho. Every passing dav is soften ing the asperities and mellowing the acrid feelings made acrid aud bitter by the apparent suddenness of the Men are beginning to look at it now through a clear atmosphere in stead of through mist and haze. They are beginning to understand it in all its purports and bearings, and move. all weakened and perturbed Demo -•rats are coming back into position and are endorsing it us the most po litic party action that could be taken. It is plain f o everybody that the Republican leaders have been bending ! the state for ! I every energy to earry Mr. Harrison; that their crowning efforts were tor the National ticket— that their greatest struggle was for the three electoral votes. The state ticket was placed on the altar of sac rifice and county tickets were left to .survive or perish as they could take care of themselves. Every one is seeing this now as plainly as tbev can see snow on the mountain tops. The Democratic Central Committee saw it in the beginning. To thwart these efforts to win in this gigantic struggle the committee had to resort to beioic measures. It was plain the Democrats could not win in the triangular fight that was being waged in this state. The Republicans held every vantage ground. The only way to defeat them i was by heavy battalions of voters and these battalions could only be j mustered by re-inforcing the People's party and moving against the common ; enemv with the combined strength of the two. The committee saw the advantage of such a strategic movoment and giasped it and moved at once. It will lie remembered that a popu-j lar majority of 100,000 voters wanted [ Mr. Cleveland president in 1888, but 1 their votes availed them nothing, This year the people want him again and nobody will deny but it is good J party politics and party wisdom to! combine as much popular strength as j possible and secure for him the elec toral vote that ean alone elect him. The Democrats of older states have given us such precedents, and the Democrats of all the land will endorse our move in following those prece dents. Every electoral vote taken from Mr. Harrison will go to insure Mr. Cleveland's election in November, it matters not whether they be given direct to him or to Mr. Weaver. a In the matter of all the talk about the movement being known to Mr. Tillinghast, Mr. Beane and a few members of the committee only, Tiif. News has this to say : Such talk is too absurd and ridiculous to be re peated, denied or considered for a moment. The charges that these young Democratic leaders, assuming all responsibility and ignoring the old-time leaders and veterans in the party, rushed headlong into their new movement are without foundation and are as false as they can be. The matter was under considera tion and advisement weeks before it was acted upon, and old-time De.uo eratic leaders like Gov. Stevenson. Gen'l R. Z. Johnson, Wickersham and others were cajlcd into counsel, and gave it as their opinion that it the best move to be made. The committee did not see fit to proclaim it from the house tops or to tell it in the streets of Gath; it was a partv matter and not the prop erty of the Republicans or the public until Mr. Tillinghast, the chairman, saw fit to give it to the public. Onr Republican friends are more disturbed about it than the Demo crats and Populists; to them it was demoralizing bomb shell and they are to be the losers by it in November, Their public speakers feel it, tin; chairman of their Central Committee has felt it and given the alarm. Mr. Tillingbast, Mr. Beane and the other members of the committee did not move until they were sure they were right in the premises, and that they wery right is attested by was a the endorsement of the party, with limited exceptions in the state, and bv the most astute and learned party leaders in other states. They are not alone in this grand move ns the Republicans would have you believe, and when the ides of November come and Idaho is taken from the Harrison column of states, the plaudit will be heard from Koot nni to Bear Lake, "Well done, young leaders, well done !" The liquor truffle is a foe to civili zation, the arch enemy of popular government and a public nuisance It is the citadel of the forces that corrupt politics, promote poverty anil j crime, degrade the Nation s home life, thwart the will of the people and de liver our country into the hands of rapacious class interests. All law, i that, under the guise of regulation, legalize and protect this truffle, or j make the Government share in its ill gotten gains, "arc vicious in principle ; and powerless as a remedy." We de elare anew for the eutire suppression National Prohibition Ticket. ( KITH ACT no* NATIONAL PLATrOBMI of the manufacture, sale, importation, exportation and transportation of al coholic liquors as a (leverage bv Fed eral and State legislation. The full powers of Government should be ex [ <. r ted to secure tlii- result. No party 1 that fails to recogriiz- the dominant nature of this issue in American po lities deserves the support of the J people, - j FOR PRESIDENT. GEN. JOHN HI DWELL, OF CALIFORNIA. FOR VICE-PRESIDENT. Dr. ja.mes b. cran fill, OK TEXAS. THE STATE TICKET. FOR CONGRESS, E. R. HEDLEY. FOR PRESIDENTIAL F.LECTOHB, W. P. HOLLEY, N. C. PRICE, W. L PIERSON, FOR JUSTICE SUPREME COURT, T. M. STEWART. FOR GOVERNOR. JOSEPH A. CLARK. FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR. MOSES E. FOWLER, FOR SECRETARY OF STATE, I. S. HICKS. FOR TREASURER, C. W. RAMSEY. FOR AUDITOR. J. W. W. POLSON. FOR BUPT. PUBLIC INSTRUCTION, S. D. CONDIT. THE COUNTY TICKET. FOR STATE SENATOR, CHARLES N. LUCK, Pocatello. FOR REPRESENTATIVES. JAMES F. SHOEMAKER, Pocatello. A. 8. SUTTON, Roxburif. WILLIAM H B. CROW, Idaho Falls. FOR COUNTY TREASURER, ELMER E. EAK.MaN, Pocatello, FOR COUNTY AB8SESOR, EDW ARD ELLSWORTH, Lewisville, FOR PRORATE JUDOE, ALBERT H. JAHNIGAN, Idaho Fulls, FOB COHONEK, GRANT W PENDLETON, Idaho Fulls, FOB COUNTV COM MÎ«I8 1 ON Eli, CHRISTIAN F. I'OULSON. Idaho Falla, W. O TT T aT The Blackfoot Live Merchant, IS TO THE FRONT Open and Ready for Business, WITH HIS KEEN TOMAHAWK j ill EASTERN PRICES. I will take the Farmers Produce at (-ash Prices, in Exchange for Merchandise. Leave home no more to buy your goods hut call and examine my stock and prices and 1 am sure you will be respected. I am as ever yours Hungry for Trade. W. A. BULL T" UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO, MOSCOW, IDAHO. 3 HOAKII tir RILLS rN. KlchardZ Jntin.'.r, lu H K'irnx*. A V Sen. Ju W Reid, M J NhtWit*. Arthur !> Norton John A Finch _. -T h l *l. l> *tl t <ltIon will "pen for the reception of «Indent, on Wed Tuition free to all «tudent* resident ntic peur In the «tnt* a o * * * Y i." hi «he thor> niello., of our couru» In Agriculture on.I th ' M Clinic Art* catalogueur further lufonaatlon apply to the Secretary V i H 0 »LAKE. Secretary. WfU.tS SWEET. President, Hoard of Regent* Pocatello Hardware And Furniture Co. (LIMITED.) POCATELLO, IDAHO. DEALERS IN Furniture, Carpets and Wall Paper Hard-ware, Stoves, PAINTSi OILS AND GLASS Largest stock of General Household Outfit tings in Southern Idaho. » COZMTIE ZD-AJX WITH "CT£ ^ undersigned have opened a i» And arc prepared to treat our friends and patron» to Lh* BB.ST IN THE MARKETS And to the* delicacies of the season, and see how nicely we will serve SIMMONS & SMITH, Try us, you.