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HE BOISE CITIZEN 'V k St BOISE, IDAHO, FRIDAY, JANUARY VOL. VII. 11 , 190 7 - NO 33 It TOI I Names Bishop Hunt Speaker and Slates Thompson for Next Gov= ernor Sr IH In pursuance to the bargain between the self-constituted bosses of |||the Republican party Mormon Bishop J. Frank Hunt was elected »speaker of the house, without opposition from any Republican, Rep Jp| resentative Willard White, of Ada county, alone voicing a protest :§Hbut voting for Mr. Hunt for the reason that he had participated in I®the caucus which named the bishop for the position. The result was r exactly as foretold by the opponents of the ring now in control of the Republican party of Idaho. The northern counties, it is al leged. could have named one of their representatives as speaker, but the ring has its henchmen in the north and G. W. Thompson, of _|Nez Perce county, is regarded as the man who defeated all efforts "for the northern members to unite. For this and other similar ».services to the machine Thompson is to succeed Gooding as gov IIernor; that is if the people continue to abdicate their power to the ! precious gangsters who are using the Republican party of Idaho; Lio serve their own ends. It is a pretty game that Gooding and Brady and Borah, with the aid of the Mormon contingent, is playing Band means positions of power and profit for each—a foreclosure for all time to come upon the leading offices of the state. Of course, Know that Gooding, by the influence of the Mormons, has twice se 31 cured the position of governor, and Borah is to be a senator through lithe same influence the cards must be stacked so that Brady can suc iceed Heyburn two years hence. So the governorship must go to the north and has been quit-claimed to Thompson. The people are no longer consulted—the gang is as strongly en trenched in power as the old Cameron-Quay ring that ruled Penn sylvania for half a century—and there is to be no independence of action or of thought in the ranks of the Republican party of [What Brady and Gooding and Borah and Joseph F. Smith, of Utah, say, goes hereafter in the Republican councils of the state. The men of character and independence who sought to avert fu ture control of the party by the machine, pinned their faith to W. E Borah and he grossly betrayed them at Pocatello, caring naught for anything .save the senatorship for himself and full recognition in the councils of the bosses ' We predicted the election of Hunt as speaker for he was known tn be the machine Candidate, but if there is any independence, any virility in the Republican ranks of Idaho his election will be the last , . . . I With the foreknowledge that the machine is to ditch Heyburn land to name Thompson for governor and Brady for senator the de cent Republicans of the state should quickly get together, should '■bury past differences and meet the issue fairly and squarely, Sub H mission to ring dictation any longer will mark the party as utterly ■ devoid of patriotic leadership and will repeat in Idaho the hbuses I that discredited Pennsylvania until that commonwealth was held de ■ . , , , ' m void of shame. Speaking of the matter herein reviewed, the Wallace Times says: "In the election of J. Frank Hunt as speaker of the lower house . - , _ r, , . . , ., .. Iffiof the state legislature the Gooding-Brady machine has paid the Ml , .... , a. 1 1 tt i t. 1 first of its election debts to the Mormon church. How much the ad . . , . , ■ ministration will do for the hierarchy, is problematical, but there is , , : . . . ■ not much-doubt, that the entire legislative session will be fringed! ^ & „ . . . , ... . ith Mormon legislation. Despite all claims of the administration .«mi s y to thê contrary there can be no doubt that Hunts election can be 1 - . , directly attributed to the alliance between the Gooding-Brady ma V ... . . , chine and the church and that the machine is entirely responsible for 1 uimc duu u». v j y w the election of he Mormon. U he pointed out that Nez Perce county is responsible for the north losing out and for the ultimate election of Hunt. This mav be true to a certain extent, but when one considers the position nicty uc um. , , r } . . of Nez Perce county it is very evident that Nez Perce refused to join the northern combine because it was under the thumb of the admin "It The Nez Perce delegation is completely under the No man was nominated in the istration machine, control of Gaylord vV. Thompson. Nez Perce county county convention without first receiving the O. R. of Thompson and throughout the legislative session the Nez Perce, delegates will vote as Gaylord W. Thompson wills. Thompson on the other hand, is a part of the Gooding-Brady machine. In the pri-1 mary election of 1904 the Thompson faction went down to defeat fighting for Gooding and the West-Kester faction of the republican party sent a Morrison delegation to the state convention at Moscow, "Throughout the two years of Gooding's administration the gov fcrnor has ignored the republican organization in Nez Perce county, which was controlled by West and Rester and their friends and has asked for and accepted the advice of Gaylord W. Thompson. When icver the governor visited Lewiston it was always Gaylord W. Thomp son who received the long audience and there were times when the heads of the republican organization never even called on the gov ernor during h.s visits. "During a visit of Governor Gooding to Lewiston last summer the chief executive held a long conference with Thompson land his lieu tenants to settle the question of what Nez Perce county should have on the state ticket. The only member of the Republican county organ ization to attend that conference was W. C. Foresman, a member of the county executive committee, who since the election of 1904 fell out with the Rester- West faction and cast his lot with Thompson. "In the primaries last fall the tide turned and Thompson regained the power he lost two years before that. He sent a delegation to the republican state convention more firmly bound to Gooding and more fimly pledged against Borah even than any Mormon delegation from the south. , T ' ,om <> son .s a part and parcel ot the Gooding-Brady mach, ne and *" s a< f ca " be ««"bated to the Goodmg-Brady machine just as ,n " ch " ,l,e acts , ° ( e, ' h ' r «he governor or Mr. Brady. Thompson "PP" ed a,l > ca " dldale speaker from the north because Brady and C °° dl "S " tre P led ff ed " tht ' M °™>" <*"rch. The Nez Perce del _ , . , , . ( ^° odm S and Brady willed it and because they owed it as a political debt to the Mormon church. "Already the legislature begins to show its allegiance to the hi archy at Salt Lake. egation refused to enter the northern combine because Thompson in structed them not to. "The whole affair reverts back to the state machine and shows be ond any question of a doubt that Hunt was elected speaker because ! ; The constitution of the state of Idaho provides the qualifications t of a voter and every voter should be subject to challenge upon these grounds. Every member of the legislature is oath-bound to uphold ; the constitution ,and if the contention is that is need-1 Voting Qualifications . . ed to enforce the constitutional provisions as to the qualifications of voters, then is every member perjured who refuses to vote for such legislation. The provisions of the constitution should not be the subject of jest nor of an effort to discredit them, especially at the hands of the governor of the state. And yet, if Governor Gooding's recom mendation as to the enforcement of the constitutional provision by the re-enactment of the so-called test oath, with a lot of nonsensi ' cal rubbish added > was not a J est > then - indeed - 13 the governor to be P ltied for his lack of perception. It is as plain a fact as the noonday sun that every qualification for an elector prescribed in the constitu incorporated should be expunged from the constitution by the vote tlon should be incorporated in the elector's oath or else those not of the P eo P le - In fact some of tbe ablest la ' v - vers in the land assert the constitution is self-executive and that every voter must come j Wltbm the qualifications therein mentioned. SureI y thls "hj«* 15 to ° senous to be considered in the manner 111 %vhlch Governor Gooding refers to it in h.s message, and he should remember that he, too, has taken an oath to uphold the constitution r , , ... . , I here is no bill before the American congress more fundamentally . ..... , , / wrong, granting more special privileges, taxing the many for the 0 5 , , . .. benefit of a few, for the benefit of a trust, in fact .than the ship ... T , , . , subsidy bill. It has never been strong enough to pass congress al . . . . ... •.. r . • though urged by Mark Hanna at the zenith of his power. Presi , . D .. , , ... ■ a . , . , . dent Roosevelt has placed his great influence back of this measure , c . . ^ TT and the Statesman asserts he may be needed in the W hite House . . , .. .. , .... .. . , . for fanother term to push it through congress. The lieu land leg . , .. , . • . .. , ,, .. , , , , , j S i a t; lon by w hich the valuable timber lands of the nation were given to railroads and lumber syndicate never was so barefaced in its proposed robbing of the people as is this infamous ship sub sidy steal. If the demand for Roosevelt for another term comes c ... ^ t . , . from the shipping trust and their allies he will not get within iialjncr d j stan ce 0 Secure a transcontinental railway direct through Boise and the next decade will witness a growth of the city to rival the advance j m a similar period of Denver or Seattle. f\S TO INJUNCTION Q ne by one the splendid dec i arat ion of principles in the Chi CSLgo p i at f orm of 1896 n which Bryan made his fir ' t cam _ paign for the pres i de ncy are being vindicated. That document the first assault upon predatory wealth and corp orate domination of the government and the evils it complained of are now univer sally recognized. In fact, Mr. Bryan's canvass in that year marked the beginning of a new epoch in American history and was a clarion call to duty that has stirred the hearts of the people ever since. Those who remember the vituperation which was heaped upon Mr. Bryan and his platform see in the growing acceptance of his views a splendid tribute to his patriotism and foresight. No longer is it popular to sneer at the denunciation of government by injunction, as witness the follow ing editorial from the Oregonian of Thursday : "The Rocky Mountain News of December 24 contains an editorial Usurpation ot Turanical Power hu Federal Judges was account of a recent injunction is sued by Judge Morrow. If the account is correct. Judge Morrow has pushed the employment of the injunction to an unheard-of ex treme. "By the terms of this writ the miners at Goldfield, Nev., are enjoined from stealing ore, and 50 watchers, officers of the court, are appointed, with power to go into any mine at any time and search any miner suspected of having high-grade ore in his possession. The stealing of ore or the-resist ance to search thus becomes con tempt of court; and the suspected n j' ncr ma y be imprisoned at the ? ea ® ure '! f tbe T ld f? e '' it out tna ; bv jury. buch is the account [ <,-j ven by t ] ie Rocky Mountain News of this strange exhibition of judicial tyranny. "Commenting upon the injunc tion, the News remarks that dur ing the last twenty years the writ has been extended and enlarged until it has gained a power never contemplated by the constitution : and has been made to replacé the customary procedure of the crim inal law as well as to deprive ac cused persons of the benefit of the writ of habeas corpus. The judge who issues the injunction becomes accuser, judge, jury and execu tioner in his own person. From his sentence there is no practical appeal; and, as the News well re marks, being himself the accuser, he is the least suitable person in the world to adjudicate the case. "This supersedure of the crim inal law of the land by the federal judges is a piece of intolerable tyranny. It is the. usurpation of a power which the constitution never gave to the courts and which no court ought to possess. There is a place in our policy for writs of injunction. Their mod erate and discreet use ' by the courts is, of course, desirable and even necessary. But the use of the writ to supersede the criminal law and deprive accused persons of their constitutional rights is an other and a very different thing. If it becomes necessary in cases of insurrection or rebellion to sus pend the writ of habeas corpus, the constitution has provided a way to do it; but that way is not through a writ of injunction is sued by a single federal judge."