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PARTY LOOKING
TO GREAT WEST
FOR ITS LEADER
Johnson of California and
Borah of Idaho Regarded
as Biggest Men in Repub
lican Camp at the Present
Time.
OLD GUARD SLOWLY
LEARNING ITS LESSON
Will Likely Look to Far
West for 1920 Presidential
Nominee and California
and Idaho Senators Re
garded as Probabilities.
By BURL ARMSTRONG.
(In the Salt Lake Telegram.)
It was a long time before Hoodoo
Ttill became reconciled to the
He struck to his conservative, slow
plodding horses until It became estab
lished beyond question that gasoline
would replace oats as the fuel of the
future.
I Hoodoo Bill's reluctance to rerog
jrize the Inevitable is like the Old
.'Guard's perversive blindness to the
jpignal that has been, wigwagging its
'warning now for some little time.
; If the Old Guard of the Republican
[party continues to disregard the dan
ger signals, it
I rack for .ill time and Democracy, now
firmly entrenched in the national de
fenses, will fortify itself behind a bul
wark of patronage and party endeavor
from which it may take 20 years of
campaigning to effect dislodgement.
The Republican party must look to
the west in 1920 for its Moses.
And there are only two striking fig
ures of national importance and recog
nition which can readily qualify.
One is Hiram \V. Johnson of Cali
taxi.
ill be bumped off the
fomia.
The oth^r is William E. Borah
Idaho.
of
EAST MUST BE SOOTHED.
by the
Tile east must be seethed
exotic breath of the golden state of
California or be swept off Its feet by
the healthy invigbratlng breezes of the
open spaces of the gem state of Idaho,
I believe that Johnson and Borah
will he the central figures of the drama
to be enacted at the Republican na
tional convention In 1920, and that an
for
f one
•lected
easterner will he
president as running mate
the other.
Borah is
oil known through his
long sert ice ns United States sena
tor;
bines that element
with advanced progressive ideas.
ithout the
he is conservative, yet he com
f conservatism
His progressiv ism is
The white clouds
the pinnacle of his
tinge of anarchy.
around
not soi
ambition, for bis feet
firmly ii
arc
planted on term firma.
tomod to tli
le is accus
accomplish
failing
monts of time and yet he is not con
tent. ti
ait for destiny to deliver.
Borah is regarded as one of the most
level -beaded men in the United States
on the hearts of tho
^sive-minded Re
lias kept aloof
of rattle-brained
senate; he has
great body of progro
publicans and yet he
from the minority
Progressives.
com-*
ability a
lis
campaigner
a candidate: 1
lias w
mends him a
confidence h
-st. he breathes tlu
the
>f the west, has ridden high
In the councils of the more liberal wing
very spirit
of tho Republican party, and is regard-1
ed as anything but a radical by
ronsorvative
ing.
Borah is a horn
Ion dor.
Ho com
ua tliore
fron
passed ids !■•
Idah
while ho was cei'Viru (livin' for him
IllinoK
.■md
it
- out
cd. He o:
h a rancher
As a constitutional lawyer ho has
peer In the United States and as
orator he stands pre-eminent in that
wholesome, healthful form of oratory
-freshing departure from
lunguage of com
and
fillin'
*elf at the bar.
that is a
old declamatory type.
Borah talks the
non sptv
JOHNSON UNLIKE BORAH.
There there is llirmn Johnson.
as Taft is dis
Rorali
Is as unlike
similar Ii
Johnsoi
vill be a fearful figure
New Year's
Receptions
We are now ready to take your
order for New Year's parties,
receptions and othet social func
tions.
Remember we make the best
candies, ice cream and cakes in
Boise.
Unless you serve your guests
BOAS', then you do not servs
them the best.
BOAS'
KANDY KITCHEN
PHONE 1251-J
At the last election he cast a 1
1920.
shadow across the continent and threw
terror into that ordinarily unperturbed
coterie of Old Guard leaders.
In 1910 Johnson rose to the dlstlne
tlon of a disturbing clement.
Sometimes »vhen you lay your head
he pillow at night after a hard day
you are contented in the safety
and seclusion of your home, you close
your eyes In peace and comfort and
begin taking those long, easy breaths.
Then, somehow, the pinfeathers poke
their sharp ends through the pillow
slip and no matter where you turn
your face, those pinfeathers keep pok
ing through and prick you.
Ever had that experience?
Well, that's Johnson all over again.
He never gives you any rest when he's
campaigning. He usually strikes where I
you're not. la
Napoleon never would have reached I
the throne of France had he not revo- I
Unionized time. In those early cam- j
paigns against the Austrians In Italy ;
he defeated armies much greater than i
I
Johnson is Napoleonic in his cam
paigtiing. In 1910. with a reputation
that hardly extended across San Fran - j
dsco bay he ran for the Republican
The Old
i
Oil
a n
his own by marching faster than !
armies had ever marched before and ;
striking the enemy from unexpected
quarters.
JOHNSON A NAPOLEON.
nomination for governor.
Guard in California didn't want him
and did everything In Its power to
make that campaign a weak, ineffec
tive effort.
Johnson toured the state from one
end to the other in an automobile and
everywhere he went he told the folks
he would kick the Southern Pacific
out of politics if he was elected gov
ernor. He knew how to talk to the
people. He didn't have big audiences
and he didn't get much publicity, aside
that which the old Southern Pa
cific machine stirred up against him.
And this machine was in such had
odor with the people that they sur
mised this fellow Johnson must be a
regular guy or the railroads wouldn't
be so deeply concerned about him.
From his election to the present
year, his record has been one of prom
ises kept to the people,
refused to take a stand on
women of California believe he gave
it to them. The direct primary va
effective before he became governor —
• lie might have been a private citi-^
zon today—yet the people believe be !
.. . , * I ., ..
gn \e tern a \ou e in s o c '" i
didates He has a marvelous .^ilit>
for taking credit for all that is good
and making the other fellow hear the
brunt of all that Is rotten.
fr<
Although ho (
suffrage the !
j
s '
I
SO HE DOES IT.
, Johnson passed
to destroy all parties, the Republican
individual 1
thwarted '
referendum. «
laws
As cover
of course, being tl
The peoj
this legislation twice by
Then, seeing he could not wipe out the
Republican party by legislation, he de
rided to control it.
party.
l
he
a:
very thing. He hnd passed a lav. per
! mittlng the candidate of one party to
I seek the nomination in another.
being re-elected governor, lie
United I
When the time was ripe he did that
I
a Progressive, in
0 ni' v ;l I
So
; after
1 sought the nomination
vice'state!
which party thei
for
a t or
remained
He was not opposed
handful of votes.
there.
Then he also sought the Republican
lean nomination.
He had whipped the Old Guard on
nomination, and by a series of clever
I political maneuvers, as adroit as any
Napoleonic coup, he won the Republt
|
[their home grounds.
■ Johnson had a big program mapped
out for himself in 1910 when he be
j rump governor. Succeeding legisla
tures have turned out Innumerable
laws that extend popular government,
treatment and other
wanted. He
I humanitarian
things that the people
j knew Just what to say to the people,
; "Folks—just folks" is a common ex
pression of his.

MUCH YET AHEAD.
j Johnson has carried out the biggest
part of his program, but he still has
a great deal of work ahead of him,
attcr of election
'alifornia laws are a fright
And tho growth of the state
particularly in the
| laws. The
fill mess.
along many lines has made It. neces-!
thejsary for a great deal of new legisla
cted.
; tion to be
! It may be news to you to know that
elected United States
ember, be does not in
hoi while he
senator in N
| tend to take office until next Decem-
He has appointed W. D. Steph-
I cum as lieutenant governor to take tho
| place of the late John Eshleman, but
; Stephens is not the vigorous leader that
Johnson is. He doesn't rule with the
iron fist, as Johnson does.
Johnson wants to round out his
governorship with the coming legls-
lature. and that won't be through un-
til long after March, so he has deckl-
ed to remain governor until tho I)e-
her.
HE IS A FIGHTER
Johnson iK an effective fighter. He
doesn't follow any set of rules. He
. , , . .
takes advantage of any point that will
.... . . , , „ .
help him achieve his goal. He could
: . . . . " , .
make a fortune at the law and he
lisnt well off. His paltry salary as
i governor never was enough to enrich
jhtm, and he will find living In Wash
ington a burden.
I He Is Insufferably honest. He will
excuse almost any sort of political
[ stratagem if it wins votes, but he
I won't tolerate the improper diversion
of a dime.
Johnson has a lot of the anarchist.
in him. If he were to be chosen as
the candidate for president he would,
i know Just how to reach right down to
the masses and talk to them In their
own language. Te would tan the hides
of malefactors of great wealth because
they are In a minority rather than be
cause they nped tanning, and he would
use every device known to his in
genious brain to win votes.
I Also, if elected. President Johnson
I would keep his promises.
I So would Bcrak.
1 comber session of congress when he
I will go to Washington.
This Is an unusual procedure, but
Johnson wants it that way, and ho
usually gets what he wants.
When he takes his seat in the Unit
ed Slates senate, he will be one of the
most conspicuous members in that
I body. He has a way of making his
presence felt.
in
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SURVEY MADE FOR EX
* er Hec.
short time ago in conversation
'with some of the principal busi- 1
"ess nien of that place whom Ij
»new to be interested railroad boost- j
ers I suggested that should the pro-,
position, as mentioned In Jour letter
materialize It would be quite easy to
continue the railroad from Burns up the
Silvies river, and 1 think the plan a
feasible one from the logging stand
point. From what I know of the coun
try, this could very easily be done, j
people over there would have a
g 00( j proposition if they once get a
ra |iroad u s far as Burns. The road up
(Continued from First Page)
near Vale, and thence direct to Boise.
I thank you for any Information that
you are able to give me.
Yours very sincerely,
(Signed) E. QRANDJEAN,
Forest Supervisor.
PROPOSITION GOOD ONE.
Mr. E. Grand jean, Forest Supervisor..
Boise, Idaho. Replying: to your let- |
While in Burns
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the Silvies river need not be an ex
pensive one—simply a logging railroad, i
with the mills and manufacturing I
plants located at Burns.
A 20 or 26 mile road would put them I
well up into the forest with a chance of j
handling several million feet of timber. I
Twenty or 25 miles more up the river |
would reach well towards the head of (
the river where some two and three (
quarters million feet of timber would i
he available. A road from Burns up thej
Silvies river is the only practicable
route for moving this timber out. From
tills' you can easily see that there would
be no end to the tonnage for years to
> ear to J ea [* ,
1 am very anxjous to see a proposl
tion of this kind go through, and 1 will
other information

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come.
A railroad into that country would
not only open up a vast timber belt, hut
would serve a large number of stock
men from the Silvies. Bear Valley, Izee
and lower John Day countries, who
would all ship their stock out that way
and ship their supplies in over the
same route.
Harney Valley is
and is rapidly settling up. and the ton
linage from that source
prosperous
very
ould be no
sifiall item, and would increase rapidlv
ay desire.
ou
Very truly yours,
C. J. BINGHAM,
Forest Supervisor.
GAVE UP PRETTY WIFE
(Continued from First Page.)
the real estate business. He lives at
the Yale club. The De Saulles have
one son, John Longer De Saulles, Jr.,
now almost four years old.
In 1912 De Saulles organized the
Woodrow Wilson College Mon's league
and was subsequently appointed Unit
' cd States minister to Uruguay, al
though he resigned before going to that
country.
A motion to confirm the recommen
dation of the referee will be heard be
fore Justice Pendleton. It will then be
determined to whom the custody of the
child will be intrusted.
Mrs. De Saulles' Inheritance from
the estate of her mother will amount
to several millions.
(Continued from First Page)
of the obligations were incurred in
1910 and (virtually all of them would
have been outlawed within a short
time.
"I wou\. rather have a little less
I money than have these obligations
hanging over me," said Van Norden.
MADE IT IN TEA.
|
;
The money he repaid represented
tbe buïk of lhc pr0 fits of a tea busi
| ness wb i c h he established about three
years ago.
Tl#s story of the banker's son, who
carrier $1000 bills in bis pockets, who
was robbed of $28,000 by two women
on Fifth avenue and suddenly vanish
el from the life in which he was a
familiar figure, to become a mission
ax y engaged in the suppression of the
opium traffic in China, reached its
climax in the business-like meeting in
the lawyer's office.
WEATHER CONDITIONS
OVER THE COUNTRY.
Low pressure prevails from the
northern plains region eastward over
the Great lakes. Other depressions are
apparent, on the west gulf coast, over
the southern plateau states and off the
north Pacific coast. The last named de
pression is expected to cause unsettled
weather in Boise and its vicinity in
the next 26 hours, with some snow.
Precipitation has occurred at a number
of stations in the Pacific states and ov
or an irregular area extending from
' 'u *' ' ind Wyoming to New York. The
foUowing heavy precipiUtlon is report
ed: Memphis, Tenn., 1.50; 8t. Louis,
' . , , > .
. Mo., 1.02. The temperature is much
,_ ,, ., _, . _.
lower In the middle west and much
hlgM . , n <he east
j jOWEST TEMPERATURE ELSE
WH ere—B oston, 20; Buffalo, 22; Chi
oaKO 2g; Denver> _ 4 . Des Molne8 . 8 ;
Galveston. 64; Havre. —28; Helena,
_ 20; Huron. 4: Jacksonville. 60;
Kan ^ us cityi , S; Knoxville. 42: Mem
M; New Orleans. .2; New York.
22; North PlilUo , _ 8; Oklahoma. 26;
Phoenix, 38; Pittsburg. 38; Pocatello,
4 . p or ti an d. 28; St. Louis. 22; St. Paul,
p ; salt Lake. 10; San Francisco, 40;
Seattle, 28; Spokane, —2; Winnipeg, 8;
Washington, 32.
The oldest band In the country which
is still active Is the Armory band of
Hartford, Conn., which was organized
in 1844.
A distillery will be established in
Honduras for the production of alcohol
from bananas In bunches too small to
be exported profitably.
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Splendid
Reductions
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in spite of all the High Price and
scarcity of merchandise talk
We have knocked the bottom out of the price of our
IMMENSE OVERCOAT STOCK right in the heart of
the Overcoat season when Overcoats are most needed.
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250 Men's and
Y oung Mens
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High Grade Overcoats of all descriptions, weights
and styles now offered at—
Specially Reduced Prices
$ 18.75
for choice of Overcoats worth
up to $27.50 and $30.00, and
including any Overcoat in our entire stock.
for choice of
7 5 splendid all
wool Overcoats, easily worth $ 15
$1 1.50
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Special Purchase
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Eclipse Golf Coat Shirts, delayed en route and too late for regular
Christmas trade. Every shirt in the shipment worth a full dollar
fifty and now the lot goes at, choice . ....$1.15
All good patterns and all good sizes.
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ALEXANDER
One Price Clothier
Ninth and Main Sts.
HOTEL ARRIVALS.
OWYHEE—Josia Sullivan. W. W.
Thompson. Rupert; C. G. Manning,
Buhl; J. J. Roe, Burley. W. F. Eaton.
McKinley Eaton, Wendell; S. O. Wei
day. Gooding; Jay Downing, Kltnber
ly; S. W. Moore and wife, Elmer K.
Lymen and wife. Gooding; Alice V.
Hnlverson, F.mmett; Mae Lowe. Al
bion; Mrs. W. E. Roberts. Albion;
Francis L. Mills, Halley; Lora H. Leek
man. Mount in Home; Ed M. Rowe,
Walter Newman Farcy U. W. Gibbs, j
Ogden Walter R Sidéra Focatello;
H S Stevenson, Montpelier; W. H.
Turner" Kimberly Nancy E. Fowler
son Josephine c" Brown St Paul;
Steila Cook. Shoshone; Bertha Noel,
Twin Falls; E. F. Lerkins. Council;
Wllliam M. Jolleffe, OwKtnok W. W.
Parks, Pullman; J. E. Lurner. Payette;
A. F. Kennison and wife, Fruitland;
Hal W. Blue. Twin Falls; Charles
Suu"van Ruphrt w' T iSSnw
Sullivan, Rupert, \\ • T. Kjosness,
American Falls; O. H. Lovejoy, Soda
Springs; E. M. Decker Malad: J. N.
Davis. Chicago; I. B. Parrine. iWln
Falla; J. C. Watt, San Francisco; Alice
Beach. American Falls; K. K. Kantzer,
Salt Lake; Mr. and Mrs. F. Reed. Po
catello; W. E. Davidson. Aberdeen.
Wash.; Katherine Burggraff, RoberU;
K. M. Stelley, Idaho Falls; Myrtle
Journey, Gooding; J. W. Condie, M.
Johnson, H. H. Stokes. D. P. Munay,
Preston: M. Brannon, H. T. Lewis, P.
L. Lowlen, F. Erickson, Moscow; G.
W. Henderson. Sandpolnt; R. C. Egle
son. J. V. Buck, Coeur d'Alene. J. D.
Davis, Rathdrum; M. B. Dunkle. Hope;
F. E. LukenJ. St. Maries; D. M. Elliott,
H. E. Fowlér, Charles P. Cheisman,
Lewiston; Laura Butz. Kellogg. Dr. C.
Taylor, Mullor; Florence Zumhof. Wal
laoe - Minnie
Mayne I. Fisher. Orofino; W. T. Mc
f ' a ». Caldwell; J. M. Markee, St. An
thony; E. C. Dalby, Driggs; W. B. tV il
Hnnis, Victor: W. S. Benson, Rigley;
A. B. Willey. Sugar W. D. ' lucent,
Blackfoot; F. R. Colthorp. Bellevue,
B. R. King. Halley; E. Helton, Rigby;
J- W. Ramsey, Sandpomt; M Scoop,
Weiser; John A. Frates, Seattle; H. A.
Sonne, Baker; I. G. Mungge, Bacer; I
Madge Whistle-KJosness, American
Fulls; Joseph A. Geddes, Preston; J.
Brocken. Filer; Bertha L. Atkin, Poca
tello; Willa Logue. Cobley; Clarence
Williard and party. Parma.

IDANHA—Arthur A. Jones. Salt
ljttlie; v . H. DeBolt, Emmett; Miss
a. ice Wilkins Nampa* Mrs A. B.
m' B s. Wllültm A. Mohs," Payette; Alice
Waldahl. Welser; Edward B. Burton
ghaw _ j T Hamilton and wife. Coun
c „. R K H avnes, ravette; Evan P.
oh ' een Weiser : H arry Wood and wife.
w vneiish U
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^ hl, A ^ ÎL' Home
Smith Dietrich Nor A Lce Home
? ale; ^f
Levander "£ d * ' .
Miller. M. G. McConnell. Nogales, L.
V. Patch, Payette; L. U Haj nes, Levv
lBton : A- s - Joha * on ; Samuel Olsen,
Baker; O. A. Smith. Bliss: A. L Shel -
worth, F. W. Barber, Centerville; Wll
Ham Rember, Hailey; W.
Spokane; S. L. Hughell. Richfield; M.
B. Slmonds, Wendell L S. Miller, I'.
W. Kummecke, Mountain Home; T. B.
Price. Hagerman; Harvey Jacobson,
Lewiston :
H.
Faust,
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F. C.
N. Gibbs,
C. G. Coffin.
Joseph Mertb, Parma;
Barberton; Emil Okeson, Glenns Fer
Huntington;
raond Cox. Ontario,
bridge; M. M Kunkely and wife. Twin
Fulls; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sweet,
L. Knowlton. J. E. Knowlton. Sweet;
B. R. -Fitch. Pin hurst; L. E. Cox. Mon
tour; Oren Nelson, Rupert; Arch Mc
Bride. Melba: A. W. Hamilton, Welser;
Clara D. Brown. Nampa; E. V. Wtld
J' 1 ?"™' '*!! e; H "w^St^rd Em
'f, 7oh 'V Parma F c'
mett * Mrs * Earl 'Johns. I arma. F. 1.
D Ho^ell Emmeu'
*£ a f d McLean.^' Rowell.
Henderson,
Frank G. Trumhall, Pocatello;
S. D.
ry;
Ray
GRAND—James R. Kettle. Enter
prise: M. Vaughn, Idaho City; D. F.
Rhodes, Idaho City; Floyd Coffman,
Nampa: Jack Edwards, Orangey lie;
I.eon Cone, Orangeville; F. E. DsKay,
Blackfoot; M.rs. W. J. Curts, Cam
BRISTOL—O. r. Hiire, Curtis Wil
liams, Millie Gasset. Alice Hoevler.
Grandview; J. J. Mullenox, Sweet:
Frank Owens and wife. Bruneu.ii; Mrs.
Norval Gorrie, Portland; L. J. Starkey,
Brownlee, Ore.; J. A. Whalnn, Chicago;
Alice L Wheeler, Caldwell; Morne F.
Ber.rge, Ontario; Peter Steel. A. Zim
merman. Silver City; W. F. Dillan and
wife, Dubois; K. J. McDonald, Nampa;
Mr. and Mrs. D. O. Taggart. Caldwell;
j. W. Porter and wife. Twin Falls;
Mrs. J. H. Chamber. Twin Falls; G'.en
E. Stinderlin and son, Glenns Ferry;
R. A. UrosH and wife, Roseberry; E. F.
Bouren, Pocatello; G. L. Thomas, A.
A. Crowley, Denver; W. E. Keeper and
wife, Shoshone; Carrai Cox. New Ply
mouth; H. L. Rowell. Bayvlew; John
W. Smith. Nampa; A. K. Karrall,
Caldwell: William V. Evans, De La
mar: Blanch Skipper, Glenns Ferry;
Mrs. D. M. Jacobs. Ontario; Mrs. F. S.
Thompson, Ontario; J.
Sheely; J. O. Nord. Tamarack; O. H.
Olive, Idaho Falls; J R. Oearge,
Mountain Home; C. R. Noblea, Jerome;
J. H. Westfall, Rupert, D. J. Austin.
Centerville: R. A. Will, Italie Judge
t'o.; D. Quackenbush. Grandview;
S. Walsh, Wendell; F. L. Teague, Kuna.
J. Conway,
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W. O. W.
Tonight the Woodmen of the World
hold a social for members and families
Dancing and refresh
at their halL
monts
"Oh, Idaho, You Sunny Fascination."
new song. Now on sale.—Adv.
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Acceptable Gifts
WRIST WATCHES
CAMEO BROOCHES
DIAMOND LAVALLIERS
GREEN-GRIFFIN CO.
Ths Busy Jswelers
908 MAIN 8TREET.
rCOLUMBIA RECORDS
FOR CHRISTMAS
Our Stock Is Complete.
KELLERMAN PIANO CO.
113 NOSTH NINTH STREET.

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