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The Blackfoot News
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Entered at the poetofflce at Blackfoot, Idaho,
for tram)ui lésion aa second class mail matter
Senator Henrj Heitfeldt, the Man Chosen
by Our Legislators.
The joint ballot of the two branches
of the legislature Thursday resulted in
the election of State Senator Henry
Heitfeldt,of Nez Perces, a Populist.
Senator Heitfeldt is an unknown man
to Southern Idaho people, and, as we
are reliably informed, comparatively
unknown to Northern Idaho. He is a
rancher of Nez Perces county and is
inexperienced in matters pertaining to
the state and the general government.
He is represented to be a plain, honest
and practical rancher, without many of
the qualifications to make him at ease
and comfortable in the highest law
making body in the land.
Senator Heitfeldt was the choice of
Judge Clagett. When the Judge found
his own election impossible, he threw
his mantle on his disciple and warm
supporter, and, with the 25 Populist,
13 Democratic and 1 Republican vote,
he was elected. The election of Mr.
Heitfeldt is acceptable to The News.
If a Populist had to be elected he
was preferable to many of those voted
for and who were foremost before the
public. His election is the outcome of
the fusion scheme of last summer, and
there may be general rejoicing along
that line, but in that matter The
News has this to say and it hopes its
words will be remembered:
Let those who applaud take warning.
And keep this motto m sight—
No question is ever settled
Until it Is settled right.
An Extra Session of Congress.
Washington. D. C., January.—Con
gress-elect John C. Sturtevant, of
Pennsylvania, was in Canton Satur
day. Speaking to-day of his visit to
the President-elect, he said:
"The Major, who is an old friend of
mine, greeted me most cordially, and
we had a long, uninterrupted talk.
My visit was especially to consult the
Major regarding the next session of
Congress, and he advised me to go to
Washington at once and become ac
quainted with the other members. He
turned to me and said:
" '1 will call a special session of Con
gress on March 15, and unless I change
my mind, you may be in Washington
by that time. I desire to have my pro
tective system inaugurated immedi
ately upon my inauguration, and I want
a measure passed that will immediately
stimulate business and give idle men
work.' "
Relief for Chicago's Freezing Thousands
CHICAGO, Jan. 25.—With the mer
cury at 21 degrees below zero and 60,
000 people actually in need of food and
fuel, Chicago has on its hands the big
gest task of charity it has seen since
the great fire of 1871. The aid societies,
the churches, the county agents and
the police have exerted every energy to
relieve the distress, but there are yet
thousands of suffering people who have
not been reached. Ten thousand dol
lars a day have been spent since Friday
through these different sources. That
amount, however, has fallen far short of
the actual needs. Mayor Swift esti
mates that 8100,000 should be raised
immediately to meet the situation.
His estimate is increased to 8100,000
and $500,000 by those who are in the
field and have a personal knowledge of
the extent of the suffering. That this
large sum will be raised and expended
is certain.
The State University.
Evidence that the State University
Is anything but satisfactory to the peo
ple multiplies daily. For the sake of
the University Itself and the officers in
charge, if for no other reason, a rigid
investigation of its affairs should be
made by the legislature. If every
thing is right and in good shape the
people should know it and adverse
criticisms stopped. If its affairs are in
bad condition a thorough reorganiza
tion should be effected.—Idaho Falls
No one regrets such existing affairs
at the University more than The
News. We have always felt the deep
est interest in the success of that in
stitution, but when Governor McCon
nell converted it into a partisan insti
tution by throwing all Democratic re
gents overboard and appointed Re
publicans only, we felt that he was put
ting it in position for trouble and said
plainly that he was "invitin' and brood
in' troultle" for a state institution that
should be kept and run above suspi
Close Out Our Line of———
In Order to Do Tills a
Will be Given on Each and Every Garment
From Now Until February 1st, '97.
OUR REMNANT TABLE will be replete with bargains from now until
— we close our Annual Inventory February 1st
n AT.T.
C. BUNTING & CO., Blackfoot, Idaho.
In the Dakotas.
Bismarck, N. D., January 25.—Yes
terday and to-day have been two of the
worst days ever known in the territory
or state. The theremometer stood at
30 below this morning, with a swift
wind blowing, a most unusual occur
rence when very low temperature is
recorded in Dakota. The trains from
St. Paul are stuck in a drift west of
Fargo, and no train has arrived from
the east since Saturday night, two
trains then coming through which had
been detained two days by drifts.
Trains from the west were on time to
day, but were afraid to proceed east.
Snowplows, backed by three and four
engines, have been traversing the track
between this point and Jamestown,
while all attempts to open the branch
lines have been abandoned. One branch
line has not been open since
November. The blizzard to-day com
pelled the closing of the public, and
last night the electric light plant was
unable ta operate its wires. The town
is deserted, the legislature having
taken a recess last week, until to-mor
row. Some apprehension is felt for
cattle on the ranges west of the Mis
souri. This storm has broken all rec
ords, as the third blizzard in this state
in two months.
McKinley on the Inangnral Ball.
President-elect McKinley writes as
follows to the committee having charge
of the arrangements for the inaugural
"Canton, January 23, 1897.—Inau
gural Committee, Washington, D. C.—
Gentlemen: It has come to my knowl
edge that you propose to expend some
thing like $50,000 for what is known as
the inaugural ball, to be held on the
evening following the inauguration.
While I appreciate fully the spirit that
has prompted you to project a cere
monial of such magnitude, allow me to
say, with the sincere hope that I will
not be misunderstood, that it is unbear
able for me to think of such a vast
amount of money being devoted to no
more substantial purpose than display
and pleasure when there are millions
of our brethren throughout the world
actually suffering, starving, dying
from the lack of food, clothing, shelter
and medical attention. I beg of you,
then, if your desire is to arrange an
observance of inauguration day that
will be well pleasing to me, and give
impressiveness to the event, that you
abandon your pretentious plan.) for the
ball, and, with the approval of the cit
izens who hnve subscribed the money,
devote $25,000 to the organized allevia
tion of wretchedness in the great cities
ol the United Butes, $10,000 to pio
vide food and shelter for the persecuted
Armenians of Turkey, and 815,000 to
relieve the horrors of plague and fam
ine in India. Hoping that you will
share my views of the manner in which
the funds can be applied with the most
gratifying results to our impulses as a
Christian Nation, I seriously and earn
estly solicit your participation in this
act of sacrifice and self-forgetfulness.
I am, gentlemen, yours very cordially,
"William McKinley."
A Brazen Act.
The unseating of two members of
the legislature last week was an act so
brazen, so bold, high-handed and pi
ratical as to be a disgrace upon the leg
islative body, and upon the people of
the state that their representatives ore
capable of such work. There was ev
ery evidence that they were duly elect
ed, that it was the will of Bingham
county that the unseated men should
represent that county, yet the legisla
ture deliberately over-rides that will
and tramples justice under the heels of
brute force. The act was first excused
under the plea that the men had been
on two tickets. But, in the face of
three decisions of the courts sustaining
Bimiliar cases, and the fact that every
state officer was on two or more tickets,
and the further fact that the throwing
out of the Electors Democratic ticket
would still leave the men elected by
something like 100, that excuse broke
down, and the members engaged in
the outrageous business fell back upon
the cold-blooded truth that "we did it
because we hail the votes and the
power to do It." Shame upon men hon
ored by the people, who ran commit
such a deed and acknowledge such a
motive! The sole motive was that they
weakened an opposition, und to do that
they would bid defiance to law, justice
and the will of the people, and seat
men of whom they had been furnished
no evidence of ever having been nom
inated by a convention, placed on a
ticket as receiving a single vote. No
matter what party they represented,
no matter what their political course
was to be, opposed to the other side or
not, it was a cold-blooded, brutal deed
devoid of any semblance of right, and
those who engaged in, or any who may
be found to have encouraged it, Demo
crats especially, will suffer for it in the
future, unless they right the wrong,
which there is yet time to do. The
Democratic party cannot afford to have
standing against it such high-hunded
ami dishonorable work. The Demo
crats of the state do not countenance
it, no matter what the end to bo gained,
and those responsible will be remem
bered in time to cothe, unless they re
trleve the party and themselves.— Wel
ser Single.
Senator Jones for Dubois.
Senator J. K. Jones, chairman of the
Democratic National Committee ex
pressed himself in the strongest terms
at his command for Senator Dubois
when he sent the following telegram to
a number of Democratic members in
the legislature:
"U pon full consultation of the situa
tion we believe that the controversy in
Idaho to-day is the same that was
fought in the last campaign- that the
Interest of the national Democracy de
mands the election of Dubois, who with
Teller and others lod the silver Republi
cans out of the Republican party. His
defeat by Democratic votes, or by the
failure to obtain them, will not only
affect our party in the Senate, but will
weaken and dissipate our strength In
the West and Central West, Wo re
gard his election of supreme import
ance. Can we present a stronger
guraent to our brother Democrats of
To his strong hut courteous request,
a request prompted only by hislove for
his party and the beat Interest of his
party, sixteen of the members of the
legislature sent Senator Jones the fol
Boise, Jan.25,1897.—Hon. J. K. Jones
chairman democratic national commit
tee, Washington, D. C.—Replying to
your telegram to Chairman McGee, re
ferred to our legislative caucus, would
say, "We denounce arbitrary interfer
ence by federal authorities in local af
fairs as a violation of the constitution
of the United Htates, and a crime against
free institutions."
Further,a compact involving the hon
or of thedemocratic party having been
ratified by an overwhelming majority
at the [lolls, the adoption of your
gestion to support Mr. Dubois would
stultify our party and forever damn in
the estimation of our constituents
democrat elected by the majority In the
Idaho législature. Mr. Dubois showed
no effort or disposition to affiliate with
democrats until after he hail attempted
and failed to control the regular
publican organization in the state.
While he was engaged in this purpose,
thedemocratic state convention had
adopted its campaign plans and allies
and it was then impossible to retract
from its compact and continue to enjoy
the respect and confidence of the worthy
citizens of thlsstato.
The action of Secretary Walsh in
seeking to set aside the entire mni-hln
ery of our state organization, before the
campaign and now, ia a most high baud
cd, unwarranted proceeding and un
paralled in the history of American
Washington, January 2«.
Jones has replied to the Idaho Demo
crats as follows:
"To Hon. J. C. Rich, chairman De
ocretlc caucus, Hoise:
"My attention and that of prominent
Democratic members of the National
Committee and others Is In
Interference in local affairs. I'rornl
I nont and leading Republicans aban
I doned their party and gave hearty sup
port to platform and candidates of the
Chicago convention and it would, in
my opinion, Is.) an exceedingly
and undemocratic course for the party
to fail to testify Its high appreciation
of such conduct,
inatc against such men without harm
to our great cause,
ed for the cause, not for any man, for
the whole country and not for
This question is not and cannot be
fined to Idaho. We, therefore, urge
that our friends in Idaho shall not lose
sight of the effect of their action on
the whole country and our great cause
in their excitement over local affairs.
Having proposed for weeks to vote for
a Populist satisfactory to you, and be
ing denied the opportunity to do so.
Democrats cannot bo charged with vio
lation of any agreement referred
They have discharged
no sense an
W o cannot discrlm
We here have act*
a state.
every assumed
•f. K. JONES,'
Old Morality."
When the printing hill f„ r f )i000
copies of the governor's message was
first under consideration in the senate
it is reported the attorney-general
vised the acceptance of the Sentinel'«
bid for over $200 „„ mora , ground ,
Upon reconsideration the printing has
been given to the .Statesman
How is this for "01,1 Morality.
for $60,
Keilnrtlon of Salaries.
The state senate at Its Tuesday's ses
a 1,111 1,1(1 '"'»Ho.
of state officer, at the following figures'
Governor. $2000; secretary of „„a,,,'
•i-oo, state auditor, 1500; state treas
urer, $1000; attorney-general, 81560
$1 .i 00, state engineer, »1500; Justin, -,
t he supreme court, $2000; judges of dis
»riet court, »2000. * *
J T .with the MeKI
l'7 I", ."cans In North Carol!
re-elect,,,! .Senator Prichard
n. Senate.
na and
to the U.
Hwrtar? F nuteta |ay Kmso.
It ts thrown over the hntnsohf
Washington by them on the \miikid
in McKinley's camp, that Sservtwj
D It. Francis, of the Interior, atf •*
main in office.
It U claimed that Mr. MeKistoj
wants to reward some Iv-marmot*
their support, and Mr. K ranci» kos»
of the meet conspicuous
party in the Wot Prwntnsst Br
publicans favor the appointment
«f to
Cosatj H.p*ri«ti-a4«lfc
The supreme court handed do«*
opinion Wednesday In esse cf «iMf
school superintendents.
The court holds that th* 1«**
judge holds the office cx-officlo. «***
the legislrtare provides for ths WW
of this office ami until the osztfso**
Freezing and starving In CM««*
freezing and starring in No* York
starving In all of the largo ctllssoUM
country. And yet, the gold-bog»
won a great ylctory, and, nreoniief »
their campaign speeches, eoo&A**
and prosperity Is here. Where»«"*
gold I to prophets? What hav«lb*J*
say for themselves? A few
this time would be greatly apprvriata*
by an anxioua and disappointed p»""'
—Hutto Miner.
Senator Jonh*. chatrroM ^
Democratic National Conunfttoh
please make • ooto of the setioo of
Uln Idaho IFotnocrei* in the legW***"
Nota few who road what Mr.
Howls, of Holland, Va., has to
will remomber their own
under like circumstances: "1*6
t«r I hod lagrlppo which left ®*.
low state of health. I tried nuB *""
remedies, none ol which did
good, until 1 was induced to tvy*
of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
first bottle of It so far relieved aw
I was enabled to attend te my wor '
the second 1 >ottle effected »
sale at 25 and 50 cents per
Hen Fnrnlsh.
bottle W
K«tr«y SoUc*.
I have in my possession ai
Idaho, one bay mare and coN, ,n
Is branded L on the l*f» "h 0111 *,
small 7 underneath L ami v '' n ,,
bout 800 P 0 " 0 ®

the left thigh; weighs a
No I,rands on yearling colt. „frif
The owner must corne and |»»} ^
•wand take the above desr _
mais away or they wltl , x0 .
law directs. H ' „
Jan. 1,
Blackfoot, Idaho,

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