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HANSON, Ass't Editoraud Foreman Entered assecond-class matter January 4,1905, at the post office at Silver City Idaho, under the Act of Congress of March 3.1879 MEMBER WESTERN IDAHO PRESS A880 CIATION. CHAS. A. HACKNEY'. MEADOWS, PRES. F. G. BURROUGHS. CALDWELL, SEC'Y. THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 8, 1910 OWYHEE COUNTY DIRECTORY. County Commissioners : 1st Dist.—C. H. Grete, Silver City. 2nd Dist.— J. W. McDowell, Homedale. 3rd Dist.—A. J. Harley, Brtineau. Sheriff.—M. M. Krieg. Clerk Dist. Court. —John S. St Clair. Probate Judge.— Dr. F. S. Heer. Assessor.—Oscar F. Brunzell. Treasurer.—Margaret Cavaney. School Supt.—Jennie Farrer Avery. Prosecuting Attorney.—C. M. Hays. . Coroner.— Dr. T. D. Farrer. What do you think the next census will show Idaho's popula tion to number? Well, it will be a surprising figure if these land openings continue. And still our state exchanges are filled with glowing reports of bountiful crops, abundant har vests and fine weather for saving them. The only crop which ap pears to be diminishing is the crop of mortgages on the farmers possessions. Our government expends an nually about $250,000,000 for education. This is an immense sum, and yet its figures do not adequately measure the true sig nificance. Education is a real quantity in the problem of our national existance. In the opin ion of a progressive citizenship it is incomputable. To this factor much credit should be given in effecting our advancement to so conspicuous a place among the great nations. On the latest government map and, indeed, on all official maps so far issued, the name of South Mountain does not appear. But in the early settlement of Idaho there was a military station lo cated nine miles south of that mountain; called Camp Winthrop and the name of Mt. Winthrop has ever since stuck to that mountain, although as South Mountain it, fully thirty years ago, became a prominent mining camp, and the mountain has been universally known by that name. The government land de partment should have its atten tion called to the name, that on future maps issued, the name of South Mountain may appear. COAL LAND WITHDRAWN. President Taft has ordered the withdrawal of 8,256,978 acres of lands in Idaho supposed to con tain coal deposits. The bulk of this land lies in the Snake river valley, extending from the Mini doka irrigation project westward along either side of Snake river to the Oregon line, and northerly as far as Weiser. Practically the entire Payette-Boise and the Twin Falls irrigation projects are included in the withdrawal, to gether with all intervening lands. Lauds now in privateownership, however, are not affected by the order. The next largest withdrawal embraces about 50 townships in southeastern Idaho, lying be tween Idaho Falls and St. An thony and the Wyoming bound ary. This tract contains an ex tension of the Wyoming coal fields and is the only bituminous coal in Idaho. Three smaller withdrawals were made, one of 12 townships surrounding Sal mon, six townships in the south ern extremity of the Sawtooth forest reserve and 14 townships in Nez Perce county around the town of Blake. Aside from the southeastern withdrawal the lands are sup posed to contain legnite. The extent or value of the deposits has not yet been determined. All lands withdrawn may be home steaded, the government reserv ing only the coal deposits, under the law enacted at the last ses sion.—Ex Direct Legislation and Recall System. Of all the reform movements before the country today, direct legislation is the most important, because it is the master key with which the people can unlock the doors to all other needed reforms. It is not a substitute for, but a safeguard to the present repre sentative system of government. Through the referendum the peo ple retain the power of vetoing measures passed by their repre sentatives against their wishes. Through the initiative they re serve the right to secure the en actment of laws, in case their re presentatives prove recreant to the trust imposed in them. There is but one possible argument against direct legislation and that is that the people are not capable of governing themselves, but the men who advance it must of necessity go further and con tend that our government is a failure. The direct primary system en ables the people to select their candidates, instead of leaving that important power in the hands of the political bosses. Di rect legislation enables the people to force their law makers to do their will and the recall enables them to discharge incompetent [and unworthy officials without resorting to the uncertain and expensive formality of impeach ment proceedings. Each of the systems supplements the other and together they assure the peo ple of truly representative gov ernment. One of the most persistent ar guments against the direct pri mary system is that it tends to break down party lines, but few students of the history of the na tion will deny the wisdom of Washington's warning against political partisanship in his mas terly farewell address to his coun try men. The men who are in politics for what there is in it, opposed the adoption of the Aus tralian ballot system, because it curtailed their power, the same class of men opposed the direct primary system for the same rea son, and they are today oppos ing direct legislation and the re call system because they recog nize that these reforms will put them entirely out of business. No farmer would be willing to delegate the power of selecting a man to run his ranch to some politician, neither would he be willing to surrender the right of directing how the business should be conducted, nor the pow r er to discharge his manager should he prove incompetent or unreliable. Then why should he not demand exactly the same rights when employing men to conduct public affairs? Direct primaries give him the power of selecting public officials, direct legislation gives him the power to supervise and direct their work, and the recall gives him the power to discharge them if they do not prove satisfactory. Ought not the people to possess these powers? I never took a newspaper that did not pay me more than I paid for it. One time an old friend of mine started a paper way down south and sent a copy to me, and I subscribed just to encour age him, and after a while it pub lished an order to sell a lot at public auction. So I inquired about the lot, and told a friend to run it to $50. He bid the lot o5 at $38, and it sold in less than a month for $300, so I made $262 clear by taking the paper. My father told me that when he was a young man he saw a no tice in a paper that a school teacher was wanted away off in a distant country, and he went and got the situation, and a little girl was sent to him, and after a while she grew up sweet and beautiful and he married her. Now, if he had not taken that paper, what do you suppose would have become of me? I would have been some other fel low."—Bill Arp. to take care of your job work. Geo. R. Sweeney has just received and now has on display a full and complete line of samples of the latest fall and win ter clothing. Go and see him for a good tailor-made ready-to-wear suit. The Nugget shop, being well equipped with a good line of display type of differ ent kinds, is now more capable than ever Owyhee Brewery^ SILVJElt CITY, IDAHO BEER Guaranteed to be a Pure Hop a.i\d Barley Product A Healthful and Delicious Tonic Beverage For sale by the Barrel or the Case FriLz Solrleifer, Prop 0 « wwMMB \mwm w OWYHEE MEAT COMPANY » i« m % % David Somerville and Fred Ulmer » I i i i M I Dealers in all Kinds of Fresh I i m MEATS i ! I I I All Kinds of z Ji SAUSAGES .A. S]peoia.lty. At The Same Old Stand ••• 1 m i i i i * as: ASHER A. GETCHELL Drugs, Medicines, Stationery DrugSundries, Perfumes,Cut Glass, China, Tobaccos, Confectionery, etc. News Stand in Connection. Post Office. Drug Store. Silver City, Idaho BADGER FURNITURE CO. See us in our new quarters We have the largest and best stock ever shown. We pay no rent, and we are making the lowest prices ever known in the west on dependable merchandise. Mail orders carefully filled and freight paid. Give us a trial and be convinced. NAMPA IIDAlHO REGULAR TRIPS Between DeLamar and Silver City. Stage de arts from Delamar at Departs from Silver on return trip at 2 p. in. Passengers and Freight carried. Stops at Dewey en route. I a. m. Delamar Livery, Feed and sale stablcs JOHN HORE Proprietor BOISE LABORATORIES COMPANY Aseayere. Chemists & Metallurgists E. C. GRICE, Manager Send us your samples. Mill tests made on 100 pounds and less of 227 South 10th St. ore. BOISE, IDAHO A good stock ranch on Sinker, for sale. For particulars call on Mrs. M. E. Paul.