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THE IDAHO NEWS.
a LACK FOOT, SATURDAY. FEB. 8, 11*0 Thk Idaho Test Oath was affirmed with costs by the unanimous court. Opinion by Justice Miller. » Three hundred and thirty congress men will be elected next November. • And from the scramble and fight you will not think it an off year in politics. Thr Idahoans in Washington City had a camp-meeting time the evening after the Supreme court had sustained the Test Oath. A Pacific express clerk at Dallas, Texas, got away with a package of $35,000 February 1st, and then got away from the company. His name .was Walton and had recently gone there from Michigan. A number of Republicans in Con gress have joined the Democrats so far as to demand the rules, and have served notice op Speaker Reed that they will not vote on any more election cases until a code of rules is adopted. That tidies the speaker down one button hole lower. South Dakota rears tip-toe in her indignation over the false reports of destitution and starvation of her people. Some of her citizens have been magnifying these reports and soliciting contributions from the East, and then applying the money and goods received to their own wants. Arrests of these parties ary being made. Within a very few days past Sec retary Blaine has lost two brothers, a sister and a son and daughter. This brings deep sorrow to the old man and his family, but the country- is in sin cere sympathy with them. The whole country will sympathize with Hon. James G- Blaine in the great affliction which has overtaken him and his family. Within thirty-five days five members have died, two of them being his children, a son and daughter. The hand of death seems heavy when it strikes one member, but when it strikes right and left and slays five the strokes appear almost too heavy to be borne-but then, an Allwise Provi dence knows best, and the Good Book tells ns He never sends afflictions great er than we can bear. New York, February- 2.—William K. Vanderbilt yesterday awarded a contract for the erection on his es tate at Oakdale of a stock bam to cost $100,000. Mr. Vanderbilt's sta lles cost $300,000, and be has just built a new stone gateway leading to the grounds at a cost of $28,000. Altogether he has expended not much less than $l,000,00u at the Oakdale property. And with all this there are poor men hid away in huts happier than William, and whose little lambs are more petted than his pam pered steeds. an a a to a ity ed any and of ed, an<T many ewe The West Shore has improved stead ily since the first copy of the weekly was issued, and it is now the hand somest illustrated weekly * in the United States. Its pictures of western scenes are of special interest, its gen eral contents are interesting and val uable. Every house on the Pacific coast should receive the Weat Shore regularly. L. Samuel, Publisher, Pub lisher, Portland. Oregon. $4.00 a year. Hon. Fred T. Dubois made a very able speech before the committee Territories in favor of the admission of Idaho, January 25, of which the following is a SUMMARY or FACTS AND CONCLUSIONS (1) The established principles, pol icy, and practice of the Federal Gbv ernment forbid the denial of state hood to a Territory when the latter i* fit, ready, and anxions for conversion to a State of the Union. (2) Idaho has a sufficient popula tion to assume a useful and accept able place in the family of States, and the character and quality of this population is above, rather than lie low, the average of the Union. (3) Other States, now great and flourishing, hive been admitted with mach smaller populations. (4) Other States have been admit ted with populations below the basis ot representation in Congress, and up on on considerations none otper or weightier than apply to the present case. (5) The records of present wealth and past year's industry are guar anties of the solid and premising condition of the Territory. (6) The area, physical constitution, climate, soil, and other natural qual ities and capacities of the Territory, and the ohm-ne'er and volume of its untouched resources, give assurance that it is permanently adapted to the habitation and activities of a great, intelligent, industrious, vigorous, and prosperous community. (7) JFhe character and qualities of the population and the fidelity and zeal of the people in fostering the system of public education, which is regarded as the foundation of national safety and progress, prove that the community is fit to be trusted with full control of the magnificent natural endowment that has fallen to their hands. (8) The community is already well supplied with the means and appli ances of civilized life and energy, and the present rate of settlement and development affords every reason able assurance against any arrest of, or reaction from, the existing state of advancement and prosperity. (9) The history of former Territo ries that have been erected into States shows that statehood itself is a erful stimulus to progress, and hence, if the exhibit made of the present condition of the Territory is satisfac tory, the argument from past exper ience is in favor of admission. The conclusion of the whole matter is that Idaho is now fully qualified for admission as a State, and appears fully competent to maintain itself as such for an indefinite period, and up on the reason and authority of the case ought to be so admitted. of it is to no In for pow Portland Flooded. Telegraphic advices say tba Wil lamette river is higher than at any time since the great flood of 1861. The losses to the merchants will foot up $1,000,000. rapidly- that the merchants on Front street could not remove their goods, and the only means of travel on that street is by boats. Other towns of Oregon are suffering, one of them, Wheatland, is nearly swept away. Large numbers of ranchers are also ruined and miles upon miles of fenc ing swept away. The water rose so TEST OATH CASE. The Supreme Court Pronounces Polyga my a Crime. The Supreme Court of the United States Monday February 3, rendered an opinion affirming the constitution ality of the Edmunds-Tucker Idaho test oath, intended to prevent Mor mons from voting. The case came upon an application for a writ of habeas corpus, made by Samuel D. Davis, who is in jail in Idaho, having been sentenced for unlawfully taking the prescribed test oath when he a member of the Mormon Church. The court denies the application for a writ of habeas corpus, holding that poly gamy is a crime, and that the constitutional provision guaranteeing freedom of religion is not intended to prevent punishment of any person who, in the name of religion, commits a crime in the eyes of the law. * The court, in its opinion, says: Big amy and polygamy are crimes by the laws of the United States and of Idaho. They tend to destroy the pur ity of the marriage relations, to dis turb the peace of families, to degrade woman and to debase man. Few crimes are more pernicious to the best interests of society and receive more general or more deserved pun ishment. To call their advocacy a tenet of religion is to offend the com mon sense of mankind. To exempt from punishment for such crimes would be to shock the moral judg ment of the community. It is assum ed by counsel of the petitioner, that because no ipode of worship can be established by law of religious tenets enforced in this countiy, therefore any form of worship may be followed and any tenets, however, detructive of society, may be held and advocat ed, if asserted to be a part of the ligious doctrines of those advocating an<T practising thein. But nothing is further from the truth. Wtajlc legis lation for the establishment of was re a rc ligiom is forbidden, and Its free ex ercise permitted, it does not follow that everything which may be so call ed may be tolerated. Crime is not the less odious because sanctioned by what any particular sect may desig nate as religion." This then settles definitely and final ly a question that has given so much trouble in Idaho politics and has been so prominent in Idaho courts. The News rejoices that the matter is set tled—that the Mormon question for the future is to be eliminated from politics and measurably to be taken from the courts. We want party lines drawn from party issues, and our voters to take their places with one party or the other on party principles. The News has always contended that Democrats should fight all objection able issues from behind their own breastworks, and, it would then mat ter not what local issues they might oppose, the world would know they were Democrats still. This decision now brings us back to first principles and it behooves every voter to step out and take his stand on the one side or other ot party lines and be a Democrat or Republican as his beat judgment dictates, basing that judg ment on the principles of the two parties. Reed's Royal Rullnrs. The Republicans have three It's to give them trouble again. Mr. Reed's royal rulings must bring their bitter fruits. He once boldly denounced on the floor of congress the very high banded measures he is endorsing to day. In 1875 when the Civil Rights bill was under discussion Ben Butler, a leader of the Republicans, begged, entreated and besought Mr. Blaioe, then speaker, to rule against the minority as Speaker Reed is now do ing, but Mr. Blaine peremptorily re fused, and this is what he said: "The chair never heard of that be ing done. He begs to remind the House that whereas it might and doubtless would be true that there is a quorum in the ball, the very prin ciple enunciated by the gentleman from Indiana (of having the Speaker disregard the rules and declare a quorum), has been the foundation, probably-, fortne greatest legislative frauds ever committed. IV here a quorum in the judgment of the chair has been declared to be present in the House, against the result of a roll call these proceedings in the differ ent legislatures have brought scandal on their name. The moment you clothe your Speaker with power to go behind your roll call and assume that there is a quorum in the hall, why, gentlemen, you stand on the yery brink of a volcano, congress John Randolph Tueker pro posed to enact a rule by which the speaker might declare a quorum of those present and not voting, but it was opposed by such men as Gen'l Garfield and Gen'l Hawley and by Mr. Reed himself who rose to bis feet and said: "If it was my purpose to reply to the gentleman who has just taken his seat, (Mr. Tucker) it seems to me that it would be a suitable and proper ply to say to him that the constitu tional idea of a quorum is not the presence of a majority of all the mem bers of the House, but a majority of the members present and participat ing m the business of the House. It is not the visible presence, but their judgment and votes which the Con stitution calls for.'' In this celebrated case the minority held the House together for 60 secutive hours and being sustained by Speaker Blaine, Gen'l Garfield and other statesmen on the majority side carried their point, and when pressed to count the members present and not voting Mr. Blaine said: no official knowledge of their pres ence, and I have no power to make them yote yea or nay," and then it was he used the oft repeated expres sion—"an army may lead a horse to water but it has no power to make him drink unless he is inclined to." In the present case the Democrats have not been obstructing legitimate legislation but haye been contending for a code of rules under which legis lation is to be conducted. Without, rules to govern it, the House is better off than a military despotism under the most cruel and tyrannical lcadcj-. Tu* News believes the utujor In the same even re con T bave no 27 ity should rule mod thst the minority should not obstruct legitimste legis lation, but it believes further that the majority should not override the min ority when it has to break a line of precedents that have existed Binoe the foundation of the government in order to override it. PUBLIC NOTICE. All merchandise accounts now due us must be paid in at onoe. counts not paid by January 15th will be placed iu lawyer's bauds for col lection. Please came forward and settle promptly Berryman & Rogers L. W. West, Collector. All ac NOTICE County Tria arum'* Omet, » Blackfoot, Idaho, January 4th, UWü. 1 XTOTICE la hereby riven that the followin* -La Uinrhaui County Warranta will be paid upon presentation with iutereat tuereon to date ir presented within aixtjr »*)> day* from date of this notice. Iutereat wiii cease from and after thia date. GIKKKAL rCSD. No«. 408 to 418, Inclualve. No«. 1 to 408, lueluatre. 1*4). SPECIAL re SI). No*. 81 to 84, Inclualve. No*. 1 to «8, inclualve 1888. 188». C. B. WHEELER. Treasurer of Blush.m County. George E, Hafer, Contractor And Builder, Plias aid Specifications Finished. All kinds of Job Work promptly done Work intrusted to me will be done in a workman like manner. C. A. TUSH, R. W. FAR1S TUSH & FA^IS, CIVIL ENGINEERS AND SURVEYORS, Estimates Furnished on .11 kinds of work. Ditch Work . Specialty. Maps. Plats, Tracing», Blue Print», Etc. Eae «hort notice OFFICE—2118 Washington Avenus, I ii Um OGDEN, UTAH. t I LOUIS WIRTH, — DEALER IN— Diamonds and Jewelry, WATCHES, CLOCKS, File Silnmri, Optical Goody Etc. Special attention given to fine Watch aud Clock Repairing. Pocatello, Idaho. KEANE & KUNKEL, LAND ATTORNEYS, BLACKFOOT, s : IDAHO. — o:* Speoi.l attention given to .11 matter* pertain "Ï *° Publie Lund« »uch Entries dor Homestead. Titulier Culture, Pro Emptied .lid Desert Act». Townalte and Mineral F.ntrtea perfected Amendment Application» prepared. In formation cheerfully and promptly given upon application. -MONEY TO LOAN. CUT H ■- -T PRICE IN SOALkES. Three Ton. Four Ton. Five Ton. Other sizes in proportion delivered your nearest R. R. station, catalogue and price list to Salt Lake Hardware Co. Salt Lake City, Utah. .$40.00 . 46.00 . 60.00 At Send for Grass Seed. Order your Grass Seed from Bailey & Son, Salt Lake City, Utah. Thomas & Thomas, tailors txAGLaE Rock. Havo on hand the largeat and . »took of »prlnir good* for «i.lt. I,, Y »elrctad Eagle Hock. Tlnlmhlr>Uo«ed an,fî. b ,î n ÏÏÔÎ*> guaranteed. «Ire . trial .Ä* ,my*Ä UTAH CRACKER FACTORY Manufacturera of the Celebrated ««At» 27 E. Third St. SALT LAKE, UTAH PROFESSIONAL CARDS. Hawley & Reeves, ATTORNEYS, Blackfoot, Idaho. WUI practice In all the court* of llw Territory DR. I. H. MOORE POCATELLO IDAHO. fcfirSpecialty- Disease, of Women Telegraph call promptly answered. PhYSIGIAB & SUflGEOB, POGATELLO, Prompt attention given to telegraph communication. to Dr. L T. mm I PHYSI 0 IAN & SURGEON, Permanently Located at Eagle Rook, I.Ty All Calls attend'd with promptness either night or day Office—A t the Burges* Horn». G. W. Pendleton, M. D PHYSIS^!? & SURGEOB EhsU* Rock, : : : Idaho Will respond to call» from along the line of the U A N Railway. SAMPLE ORR A SON ^ATTORNEYS AT LAW — BLACKFOOT, IDAHO l-fiT" Will attend promptly to all busi ness entrusted to them including collections. T. M. STEWART, Attorney at law, BLAQKF00T. IDAHO J. E. SMITH, Attorney at i.aw, EAGLE ROCK. IDAHO. Preetkws to Um Territorial and f » Courts. S. C. WINTERS, Attorney at LxA\v, EAGLE ROCK, IDAHO, t#"Notary Public in the offlee. E. P. Bligkensderfes Attorney at L*aw, POCATELLO, IDAHO. WUI Pmtiot In ill i)m Court* of tfe# TarrHnrj EYE, EAR & THROAT, —loi DR. IHA LYONS. 4'4 H'. Third South .-areef. SA L T LAKE Cl T Y, Utah J H BEAN, A«S!8TA*T ScftQKOK U. p. 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HOPKi n ; D *AL*a i*-_ I '»> *>*o all kind.* UUILDIXQ MATERIAL, rn Grain And Miim 8 f lowest Market pJ Blaokfoot.i da hj I h. w. cur: —'—»«ALU n»-.^ Hardware, Stoves, Tinware, et Repairing of *11 kind* promptly done. Giv# mt * ^ TERRITORIAL DIR1CT0R IMegaic tolongreee . T Uuveraor .. p w i ar y.. Surveyor Omni ' 1 • nut,otter . Treasurer.. AOUCMW Justtco li 8 Attorney Oed Third Ota > « i a i & trteI RINOHAM room. , »k* 8 ■-A \*wM»r . t »Ureier s , Tmuurer AuJitui .ml MwjtSer » f nth**. Juins, .. Dwirtot Attorney »obvoiSapi H Cota.! TEEMS or com Black fe..« Jum IT Ik |*4 0*«M* ttatod - April >S4 asd ■ AIM«. - April Mtk k *4 Mar lac and Juif IME • haïr. Ma, t .»h and ■BR BLACK FOOT LASÖ ofFMI ■MM., KnrrK*. C. Butin. Jr, C.W.Lpu ill * * BANKERS Blackfoot, Idtkt ] TRANSACTS GENERAL BAKUS»! C i : * t MONEY TO L0A3 On Approved Security 2 * 8* - - £ ©REDS Utah Seed Bout I * : Full supply and cboioaat stork We*t. Three paper, ot sssd sway with every iWUrs' *** of **ed «old at rstofi a T.C. AKMSTROSft Salt Lak• City, Vint 63 East 2nd South St SEEDS A GRASS AND All kind of Garden StéA. T U* Morton & Dm I F. AUERBACH i ft WboleMUasad Dry Goods, B oot», w *aus«* ï ' ® ( LOTIU .1(1, HATS, Agant* for tk. Butterrick Paper Fatt*«* ** Math kr Kid ÛÎ0" HALT LAKKCITV. 1 ■ r» i ''h Ghinese •and—— Japanese Baffl* Ml HONG SLlN® 1 a 8 g and Dealer I* Importer hW Ghinese and JipiMM * Fine Porcelain. All klnila ot (lonatantly on hand, WkOJ*"J* Invoice* received KT«» *•**' Before going elaewhere fi" No. mrrwentr-FIfth St *' Between Lincoln and Oranl a Branch Stoiw «tT-KiRtoll»' ♦ m ia la J