A BEFUDDLED CHAMPION.
The befuddled Paris Post (Mormon) comes to the defense of
President Roosevelt's Japanese policy and evidently thinks the fed
eral government has control of the various state school systems,
"We believe that President Roosevelt is right on the Japanese
question and that the treaty between the two countries should be
lived up to. The United States cannot afford to break treaty rights
to satisfy demagogues. The United States is in a position to set
other nations an example and it would he a poor example indeed to
break a treaty after having agreed upon it. President Roosevelt
is not the man to do so, and he tells congress and the world at large,
in no .uncertain sounds, that the United States will live up to those
treaty regulations if it takes the army and navy to enforce it.
When Roosevelt knows he is right no power can swerve him from
his purpose, and we admire him for it."
The United States has no treaty with any government on earth
which permits the subjects of those governments residing here to
free education in the free public schools of the various states and
the matter is one that under no circumstances could he made the sub
ject of a treaty for the federal government has no control over the
local public schools. The various states will continue to regulate
their public school systems to suit their own people and the presi
dent's threats in the matter are utterly wild and meaningless.
SHOULD BE BOSSES' TOOL.
The Coeur d'Alene Sun (Rep.) is of the opinion that no new
member should be elected speaker of the house, but that some one
should be selected who has shown the bosses he will acquiesce in
the legislation they may propose. We will let the Sun speak for
itself, which it does as follows:
"The speakership of the house of representatives in our legis
lature is a very important position, and is seldom voted by the
members to one of their number who is not thoroughly versed in
parliamentary law and in perfect harmony with the policy of the
party in power and the state administration, if it is part of the domi
nating party. Therefore those members seeking the position will
have to show the party leaders that they are true blue and dyed
in the wool in the first place, and in the second they will have to
acquiesce in the proposed legislation that may be outlined. As
the appointment of the committees, which really shape legislation,
is the work of the speaker, his position is one of responsibility, and
new members of limited acquaintance in the state will find it difficult
to climb into the chair, however able and worthy they may be."
The Statesman has become suddenly aware of the fact that
matters in the courts should not be the subject of constant newspa
per agitation. So it states in regard to the Gooding-Sheridan libel
case and also as to President Roosevelt's absurd contention that
he force the state of California admit her free schools
The Statesman did not always have this regard for the pro
prieties; in fact it has just closed a campaign in which it asserted
a criminal case now in the courts of Idaho was the
and railed against everyone who did not agree with it as a foe of
law and order.
And as for reverence for official position the Statesman's tirades
against Judge Beatty just after the Pocatello convention rise up
to condemn it. If that journal were more consistent its opinions
would have greater weight.
As regards ordinary precautions for health the citizens of Boise
do not seem to care very much. For instance there are a large
number of meat peddlers, who drive their wagon sfrom house to
house and frequently one stops at a house, where the lady is just
washing her baby. She hurriedly places it on the bed, cleans her
hands on the not overly clean kitchen apron, goes to the wagon and
examines one piece of meat after another, in each case tries its
tenderness with her finger nail, raises it to her nose to test its fresh
ness, throws it back into the box until one suits her fancy. This
goes on from house to house, the chances being some of the ladies
have been handling sick children before examining the meat.in
the above manner. Think of the chances in using su$h meat, which
has possibly been handled by 50 persons in addition to the peddlers,
who are frequently not overclean themselves.
Unless the bars are put up there will be 5,000,000 Japanese in
the United States in another 20 years i
The congressional delegations from the Pacific coast and intermoun- :
tain states should he alert to their duty.
Get Boise on the main line of a transcontinental railway and !
smelters and woolen mills and other similar enterprises will quickly ;
a conservative estimate. I
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is the time to interest the Northwestern people in the
Be a booster for Boise all during 1907 and note the good results
at the end of the year.
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