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PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY PBRCT JDNfcS, PUBLISHER. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION : t)ne Year. Six Months_ Throe Months. .*3.00 1.00 .60 Advertlâln* rates furnished oil anplleation. Entered at the postothee at Blackfoot, Idaho, for transmission as second class mall matter BLACKFOOT. IDAHO, AUGUST SB, 189». DEMOCRATIC RATIONAL COMMITTEE €•» aiders the Question ef Holding Earl; Rational Coatratlon. Chicago, Aug. 2i.—The Record to morrow will say: The Democratic Na tional Committee is considering the ad visability of holding the Democratic Natiohal Convention two or three months earlier than in former years. Word came to Chicago today that a meeting of the committee is to be held in October or November, after Senator Jones comes home from Europe, to dis cuss the question. It is not considered improbable that the convention will be called to meet in February. Some of the committeemen and Democratic lead ers are in favor of holding the conven tion to nominate a ticket as early as . February. Others favor holding the convention in May or June. The advocates of a February con tention contend that It will be saiy U) place the national ticket in the Seid and adopt a platform as early February or March in order to perfect brganization and bring together the fighting factions in the party. They declare it will be possible to reunite the party and bring a solid organiza tion to the polls in November, if the convention is held in February. The committeemen who oppose the early convention movement declare the Philippine situation will be unsettled at that time. They say it will be phys ically impossible for the administration to end the war on the island of Luzon by February, and therefore no one will be able to predict what the situation Will be in May or June. an oeces as A Plain Duty. Every patriotic Idahoan will welcome the returning soldier boys with a glad heart. The government took them from the state and it returns them to San Francisco. The state should their way to their homes. It is true when mustered out the gov ernment will give them travel pay to their homes, but what will they have When they reach their homes? pay During their term of service the privates have drawn only *15.60 per month, and any Savings out of that allowance must be small indeed. When the volunteers reach San Francisco and discard their Manila khaki suits and buy citizens Clothes which they will need to home, they will have no money; they will return penniless to their families. It is too late wear now to raise money by private subscription to charter trains for their accommodation, but it is not too late for the state to pledge itself to the repayment of all traveling penses from San Francisco to the Bpective homes in Idaho. If the next legislature will do this the money re funded may be to many of the boys a Sort of pension, and more acceptable to their needs than it will be today, it plain duty of the state to do that biuch for its heroes. ex re It m Increase in Expenses. New York, Aug. 34.-A special to the Tribune from Washington says: Secretary Gage is engaged in the task or ascertaining whence the funds to conns to pay the largely increased army recently determined upon by the President and Secretary Root. This increase makes demands upon the treasury that may well cause corn among its chief officials, ceipts of the government did not meet the extraordinary expenditures when the army was smaller and the problem of how to meet th« cost of 30,0U0 addi tional troops gives the treasury depart ment some uneasiness. These increased expenditures cannot even be approx imately figured out. The are some con The re mere que« lion of pay is easily decided, but this must be added the to enormous ex pense of additional transportation, the cost Of subsistence, which, with the army thousands of miles away, will re quire tbe expenditure of millions of dollars, the added cost of new equip ment for JO,000 men and the innumera ble items that go to make an effective fighting army, properly clothed, thor oughly equipped for duty and well fed. All these things are expensive and their coel is more or less conjectural. Mississippi Democrats named a full state ticket at their convention this week and endorsed Bryau for 1906. Every Democratic convention held this year has declared for Bryan. Kx-speaker Thomas B. Reed has quieted all doubts and fears of lricnds Hud enemies by sending his resignation a* congressman to the governor of his MSI*. MID-SUMMER SALE! GOODS FOB F MY BUYER 18 N0W BACK AND HIS SELECTIONS OF Are arriving daily and consists of the LARGEST and BEST STO Goods we have had for years. To Make Room For These Good S UMMER UMMER GO Tlie following very LOW PRICES OiV GO 1-3 OFF Regular Prie ALL SHIRT WAISTS ALL LADIES' WRAPPERS, Light Colored, ONE-THIRD OFF Regular Prii MEN'S and BOYS' Straw and Crash Hats, 50 CENTS ON THE DOLLAR Ladies' and Children's Street Hats, 50 n u This offer holds only until attoxtst so. ibag. jf ^ey that long. COME AT ONCE AND AVOID THE RUSH. JNO. G. BROWN. FUSION IN NEBRASKA. Democrat«) Silver Republican« and Pop nlists Agree no State Officers to Be Elected this Year. Omaha, Neb., Aug. Democrats, Populists and Silver Re-1 publicans met in this city today and fused on nominations for judge of the^° !.—Nebraska supreme court and two members of the board of regents of tbe state univer sity. Former Gov. Silas A. Holcomb was nominated for supreme justice by tbe Populists and endorsed by the other two conventions, though not without a fight in the Democratic gathering, where there was strong opposition to him, emanating from Douglas county. This opposition centered on former United States Senator W. V. Alien, who could have had a majority of the ballots in the convention, but he pushed the proffered honor aside and ported his friend Holcomb. Allen chairman of the resolutions committee In the Populist convention,and William J. Bryan was a delegate to the Demo cratic gathering. Mr. Bryan dictated the platform of the Democratic convention. This doc 8lip was ument uncompromisingly declared for free coinage of silver at the ratio of 16 to 1, and endorsed bodily the Chicago platform of 1896. The platform of the PopuliBt convention indorsed the plat form of the Populist national conven tion of 1896, and in addition eontained planks denouncing the policy of the administration in the Philippines. The platform of the Stiver Republicans much the same and contained in addi tion a strong plank declaring against I lie Use of railroad passes by public officials. wan This pass resolution adopted by the Populist convention dissent, but stirred tip a great commo tion among the Democrats, many of whom fought it tooth and nail, and for a time the gathering was resoiyed into a scene of great disorder. Finally the matter was put to a vote and the reso lution declared passed, although not over a dozen delegates voted on either side. was Mr, Bryan addressed all three ventions and was emphatic in his de nunciation of the administration's pol icy in the Philippines, vigorously in support of the free coin age or silver, declaring it to be the main issue now before the public, denounced trusts in strung terms, ami criticised the administration for doing nothing to régulai received with great enthusiasm. con He also spoke Me them. He was Senator Harris, of Kansas, will propose J amendments to the U. H. constitution. UNIVERSAL PEACE URION. Mystic, Conn.. Aug. 23.-The 33rd ! annual meeting of the Universal Peace Union and the Connecticut Peace Its President Say« the Philippine War is Cruel and Unrighteous. i tr , the^° ,OD ' , 0[>ene ? Rt thu FL ' ace tem ' ,le here today and will contiuue through the week. President A. H. Ixivc, of Philadelphia, was in the chair, and be tween 500 and 600 members were pres ent. Letters of regret were read from a number of prominent persons, among them being Andrew D. White, chair man of the American peace commis sion at The Hague. The feature of this morning's meet-1 ing was the annnal report of President Love. Touching upon the subject of the Philippine rebellion, President Lovein his report said the war is not only cruel, but it is unrighteous and opposed to our professions of liberty and the avowed policy of our own country. Flea for Fllipinoes. Omaha, Neb., Aug. 19.—President Schurman, of the Philippine commis sion, passed through Omaha today route home from Manila, view he said; "It would be wise to adopt or plan which would enable the en In an inter a course gov ernment to maintain law and order, and at the same time give the Fillpi noes no cause for discontent. It will be a surprise to many Americans to know, ' added President Hchurman, "that the educated Filipino is the equal of any other civilized people in the world. Americans must deal gen erously with the. Filipino. He Is en titled to sympathetic consideration. There are many pleasing traits in his character, his home life is exemplary, and, as a class, he is well disposed to wards his neighbor or his superior." What Dreyfus needs is one of Amer ica's first-class lawyers to Inc the witnesses against him. yer like old ex-Governor Henry A. Wise, of Virginia, would blister them at every turn, squirm arid twist like a worm tortured in the hot ashes from a camp-fire. crosH-exam A law He would make them I.EN'r. Otis has applied the Chinese exclusion laws to the Philippines, tills matter If serious In Me does not come of ii », it will he due to the good of the state department in Wash! ton. In e acted on 111.«own rnott >n. mansgement ng A Political Philosopher. 'It s nil right," said tho man from j Kentucky, as he heaved a sigh of j lief, according to the Washington Pool, j "I was a little worried at first; but if, all right." I. - 'T see that the shooting has quieted down considerably." "The shooting? Oh, ye*. There'» bound to be a little of that." "It wasn't the shooting that wo» causing you uneasiness?" i "No: that's merely a personal matter between gentlemen. You can't figure on it as having much effect, if any, on an election. Hut I was sorry to hear jail this talk about inhurmunlousni among the Democrat«. It docs j like they're splitting up a great dual j But I'm reconciled. Let 'em hoist ' their bunners and bring on their can didates. If one man ain't satisfactory to alt of'em let tbe kickers get another. The mure the merrier." "I don't quite understand your phll osophy." ' There can't be too much of thing." -«» a good "Perhaps not. "Well, young man, there ain't any thing better than a Democratic ticket, so let's go ahead and have as many of era as we can get. "But when it comes to voting: "I'm a fair-minded man, and I've got as good a boss as Kentucky ever raised. It may take some time getting from pince to place, but I'm going to do my lovol bent not to nhow any partiality. Chlueae in the Philippine«. Washington, Aug. iM.-Tho state department doe* not apprehend that any international complications will arise out of Gen. Otis' course in ex eluding Chinese from th 0 Philippines as this b said to be only a temporary miiitary expedient, leaving the gr question to be dete Morever it ncral rmlned by congress, . seems that the exclusion of Chinese comes aisjiit through the «option of the military regulations, following the line of United butes to tho Philippines, although the military authorise * may adopt tetn porary steps conforming to these law«. The News has maintained for months that the the ccn many assessor's rolls ami »us reports for Idaho would sur priée the country by their showing« ,,f Increase in taxable property end ulutloQ, We have th ble property but turns. The taxable 1» *10,518,413, for 1898 It an increase of pop e re port of t vxa must await census re property f (ir |g W) wa» *30, in,67" ovur *16,000,000. APPLYING FUR WORK. tirur d'Alene Miner* Submit to the on but Permit Mjstrni. Wallace. Ida .a»*, si The union I miner» hat Anally submitted to tbe i l''' rni lt system" Inaugurated by »tat« authorities shortly after martial *»w wa* declared In tba Cu-ur d'Alene I ,ho district ,\|| men who desire to wok in th '' • are required to secure a i P'fmU from the »hrrlff Dozens of h the unio ° m, n Applying daily lor per : * ,u * * n numerous instaucet they " rc dcole<1 - j 1 The resident t'hinr *e, merchants, trades people and laborers are an lm- . portant factor la the Philippine*. They i hare lived there so long and have mar- ' M ried and intermarried with the Kiliph pi Does until the two rares in th« riti. , 1 ! r arc a* one pcopU . not act very discretely in dealing with the"' he will bring new trouble, to him.c f and his army of ..pat Ion at -Should tho Chinese take « hand i„ the w„r, this eountry will have on Its "" hand« all the war it may want for J|. »while in a tropical country k.ors) miles from the scut of government. If Gen'I Otis does Tup „„i,, , , ,, „ " V. , f lhp Dr, T , U* trial, It ; matter* not how It terminate*, will b, vslble on lb. forehead of France and "" lh " uniform of thn army long after ' the remains of Dreyfus have crumbled in the dust. I * ll I I Blackfoot, Idaho. DRUG S k headquarte PISHING T Cn : & 1 BASE BALL S CONFECT I ON ER y AND STATIC j ïïyOnrSODA THA' Ol'H MOTTO /X : VUEAV noj non j Special Adrotion Givro 1« Physi Iil r . And Famliv R i ttuntn ^ Mail - ORpERS - SOLld No Birtbi A remark mode by a on certain ut-rasion *m «ult of confusion la hi but it caused amuwttM »Under*, say* the Youll The h»us« in which ti ,ho ** *"* 1 ®*'' 0 r00M> ,or * w,<Jer ,UU * hoWlB * ,mtl h " ncl ' **»• FUla* '' **e 01 1 ***" 1 «nywhs hwketahy Hoot is rc mo . m " lu,r *»>«' Tbcr '' 'f *'«N>g talk I M ' rrllt " lf>lng bark *"** n, ' l, her will the pit Ury Jpn J r or »ffirm the r *Wl the mMtU'r h*# b ** Adlake Kodak. and at l'*|.cc drug store. "" J|. H. CLARK, Attorney-aï ATTORNEY FOH BIM< l'r*ctl» rs in all Ike Crrort« a , . . „ „ J ^ JOHN W. JONES, J vv »*hlngton J ll F* » irglnia, associai Blackfoot, Idaho.