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Published Thursdays at Boise, Idaho
Subscription $1.00 per year
Six months, 80c
John Aldkn, Editor and Manager.
Entered as second class matter at Boise
Idaho, August 7 , 1013, under act of con
gress af March 3. 1879.
Business office Cor. 9th and Main.
Phone 348.
Those who recall the scathing de
nunciation of Charles Evan Hughes
by Jimmy Gibson, erstwhile chairman
of the Idaho Progressives, would find
it hard to reconcile that bitter out
burst with jimmy's present action in
accepting the Vice-Chairmanship of
the Republican committee of Idaho
and taking over the work of organiz
ing Hughes clubs in this common
wealth, if it were not for the fact that
Jimmy's true principles are so well
known, especially to union workers.
Jimmy asserts that it was Hughes'
denunciation of the Adamson law tliat
won his support—and, in this Jimmy
can well be believed, for if there is
a "scab" .employer in the State more
noted than any other it is this same
Jimmy Gipson, and the word scab is
used in the most dignified sense which
can be attached to it, as one opposed
on principle to union labor. Gipson
has for many years been connected
with a non-union printing plant in
the State of Idaho—and, of course,
the opposition of Hughes to the eight
hour law would find a response in his
very heart. That's the reason Jimmy
has swallowed all the fine scorn and
contempt which he showered upon
Mr. Hughes and has embraced his
candidacy. There was a fellow feeling
that was deeper than any other prin
ciple. Mr. Hughes would not listen
to the just demands of labor and
neither will Jimmy Gipson. Two souls
that beat as one.
The eight-hour day, thanks to the
coUrage and far-seeing statesmanship
of Woodrow Wilson, has passed the
stage of being an "arbitrable" ques
tion. President Wilson says he up
holds it, not on any mere gorund of
expediency but because it is right.
Candidate Hughes holds it wrong by
his utterances and Jimmy Gipson, by
his actions, holds
program of unionism
unionists among the readers of
rrong the entire
There are
The Gem Worker who are thorough
ly acquainted with Jimmy Gipson and
his methods—and his endorsement of
Hughes will be the last convincing
straw that the Hughes candidacy is
avowed assault upon labor and
upon labor organizations.
Mr. Hughes is welcome to the sup
port of Jimmy Gipson!
, ....
Lord Kitchener thought the war
v.*outd he a long one and that one
side or the other would finally he ex
hausted. He expressed this in the
sententious remark, after the war had
been m progress for several months>.
that it would begin in May and would
last for three yçars. If Khchener had
the matter sized un right, the war will
practically have two more years to
run. This seems incredible, but there
can be no doubt of the purpose of the
Allies no* to wholly crush the Ger
man people, if such a thing were pos
sible, but to absolutely crush the mili
tary regime, which has so long dom
inated Germany. In fact it may be
regarded as a certainty that the arti
cles of peace will be based upon prin
ciples that will insure a permanent
peace ind that with the closing of
this great war. mankind will turn-from
war with horror and peace will rest
upon the earth practically for all time.
There does not seem to be any evi
dence of (the great European war
drawing to a close. From appear
ances, it can be assumed that Ger
many can only hope for the exhaus
tion of the Allies, before she is com
pletely conquered. A victory for Ger
many faded with the failure to march
into Paris. When the FremW were
able to stem the tide at the battle
of the Marne, the German cause was
Since then new enemies
have arisen and she is beset on every
Sanmuel Gompers, the trusted lead
er of the American Federation of La
bor. has given his official endorse
ment to the candidacy of Woodrow
Wilson for re-election to the presi
dency, and this endorsement is also
testified to by the other officers of
the Federation. All active members
of the labor organizations of the
United States should uphold the hands
of their officials and should rally to
the support of President Wilson. The
endorsement is just and well-deserved
—no American public man has ever
proved his friendship for organized
labor and for th« rights of man more
clearly 'than has Woodrow Wilson.
His courageous stand upon the Adam
bill is brought clear home to the
opposition in his recent challenge that
he had signed the bill because it was
right in principle and not merely as
a matter of expediency. There is
the superb challenge of a man who
is willing to stand or fall by his ac
tion. What is Mr. Hughes going to
do about it? Is he going to be equal
ly as frank? He is opposing the meas
as having been one of expediency
but President Wilson cuts that ground
absolutely fro munder him. The bill
is right in principle, thunders the
President. Let Mr. Hughes stop his
assault upon the non-essentials and
come out as clearly with his views
upon the principle involved. He would
have arbitrated, but Wilson says the
principle of the eight-hour day is not
arbitrable question—and the Amer
laborcrs should uphold this
stand to tbe last man.
Mr Hubes' campaign of evasion,
in •
of subterfuge, of equivocation and of
criticism will not aopeal to the Amer
ican people. President Wilson allows
his acts to speak for him, but Hughes
even with the benefit of ''hindsight"
is unable and unwilling to say what
he would have done, under the same
circumstances. The American people
instinctively like fair play and the
campaign of Hughes has already elim
The following editorial which ap
peared in The Peoria Labor News, of ;
has the following to say regarding |
the one hundred per cent candidate's !
. •. , . - r , r , .
portumty last Tuesday of hearing the :
republican candidate for President of
the . United States— Chas. E. Hughes.
It was a meeting that every wage
worker in central Illinois could well
afforded to have attended. Hughes
made his position absolutely plain.
He is not favorable to the workers.
The whole theme of his speech was
a severe criticism of President Wood
row Wilson's administration. He criti
cised the Child aLbor Law, the late
Adamson Bill that prevented the great
railroad strike and told the audience
that President W'ilson was persuaded
in his actions by the force of the
Brotherhoods. He couldn't find it
within him to pay one tribute to the
progress that has been made in Amer
ica during the past four years.
There is nothing original about
Hughes. He rests on dead men's
shoulders. He likened himself to
nearly all of the great men who have
ever done anything that meant for
progress. He told of the many ways
in which he had favored the men.
women and children who work for a
living in t u e state of New York: but
when a worker in the rear of the
Coliseum asked him to tell of his con
nection with the Danbtirry Hatters,
that man was promptly ejected from
the hall—nor did Mr. Hughes refer
to the Danbury Hgtters
Since the appearance of Mr. Hughes
in Peoria, the Editor has interviewed
hundreds of trade unionists as to
their position in the presidential elec
tion and not one has indicated that
he would vote for Mr. Hughes. They
have compared bis record as a Su
preme Judge with that of Mr. Wilson
as a leader of the nation.
Mr. Hughes must be defeated if
the workers are to continue to make
progress and regardless of party af
filiations the men and women of la
bor must turn out on election day and
elect their fdiend and defeat their
inated him upon the count of "foul.
September 21, an official labor paper
which is published in Peoria, Illinois,
recent speech in that city.
The citizens of Peoria had the op
New York.—In a special article
published in a local paper, Samuel
Seabury, associate judge of the court
of appeals, declares that courts have
given the word "liberty" a different
meaning from that intended by the
authors of the fourteenth amendment
to the federal constitution.
"After the civil war." he says, "the
fourteenth amendment was adopted
primarily to secure the rights of the
freed slaves, and this amendment was
of course applied to the States as
well as to the federal government.
This amendment has been held to in
clude corporations as well as natural
persons, and the term "liberty," 'as
used in the fourteenth amendment, has
been given the widest possible inter
pretation with the result that a great
deal of beneficial legislation ardently
desire<1 b the , )eol , le bas been an .
nu |j e( j
" A , , ist of rea ,| y ood , aws
have been , because tbe courts
j h beld that tl violated that
.. )iberty „ wbicb is a creature of ju
1 J
, j ntended by the framers of the con
! st j tut j on
dicial interpretation and not what was
"The courts must recognize that
much of the modern social and labor
legislation which seems nominally to
offend against individual liberty is,
in fact, designed to secure a wider
and truer freedom than has ever be
fore been known to man."
Portland, Me.—A decisive victory
was won at the last election when the
voters of the tSate by a decisive ma
jority approved the 54-hour bill sub
mitted by action of the legislature.
The law prohibits the employment of
females or minors more than 54 hours
a week in any mercantile or manufac
turing establishment • The measure
was indorsed by the labor unions and
submitted to the legislature for action
thereon. From the very inception of
the fight for its passage the merchants
and manufacturers of the State have
bitterly opposed every step of prog
ress toward its final adoption. After
favorable action on it by the legisla
ture, the opposition forces organized
to secure its defeat at the polls, col
lecting a fund amounting to thous
ands of dollars and establishing head
quarters at Augusta, where seventeen
stenographers were engaged in send
ing thousands of copies of literature
explaining how the enactment of a
54-hour law would drive many of the
leading manufacturing concerns and
textile mills out of the tSate. Despite
all that, the measure carried by a
large majority, a signal victory for the
trade unions of Maine.
A thorough investigation of govern
ment ownership and control of rail
roads, telegraph lines, express com
panies. river and ocean transportation
and other public utilities will begin
November 20, Senator Newlands an
nounced in an address before the Chi
cago Chamber of oCmmerce. The in
vestigation will be by the joint sub
committee of the House and Senate,
of which Newlands is chairman. The
investigation would be conducted in
accordance with President Wilson's
recommendations to Congress.
The corporate interests have so
long used government in their strug
gles with employes that they are
completely at sea when the latter does
not immediately take official charge
of their battles. Under the regime of
reactionary Republicanism the threat
ening brotherhoods in train service
' vouI , d haV0 ' be 1 . en 9 u ' ck, X. squelched
by the strong hand of official power
exerted thru Washington. In such a
contest as the one between employer
; and employee in train service the
"proper" sort of President would have
I steered an arbitration board made up
I arbiters who were biased in favor of
| the railroad kings. Then when the
! workmen criticised the finding of
j fake board the former would have
' been accused of adopting the "rule of
ruin" policy toward both their cm
: ' and h nerat pubtJc . That
(By Marcus Day)

is just the sort of difference there is
between a Woodrow Wilson and a
Hughes. Mr. Hughes' association and
training make it impossible for him
to use a detached mind in the weigh
ing of any problem where there is a
conflict of the classes. Being class
consciously smitten with a conviction
that he must support the latter under
all circumstances he would certainly
favor the appointments of men on an
arbitration board who never question
vested pretensions, most always term
ed ''right.' It will be noticed that in
all of Mr. Hughes' criticisms he never
touches upon the matter of over-capi
talization of railroad properties, of
watered stock, of financial buccaneer
ing, of fake receiverships, of comic
opera extravagance, interlocking di
rectors. etc., etc. All this latter forms
of great theft are either side-stepped
or swallowed although they are the
kernel of railroad sickness.
Mr. Hughes showed much sign of
becoming a peoples' representative in
bis early rise and it was only because
he unearthed a big theft that he ever
gained political prestige and notoriety
but as soon as the political ambition
in him began to buzz his environment
forced him to confine his assaults up
on graft to the lesser lights. He made
a great start which completely fizzled
because be was not man enough to
accent poverty defeat and spartan
sacrifice as an inevitable reward for
those who fight the successful of
earth. No one who espouses the
cause of justice will have anything
but a stormy sea but if he be patient
and courageous he will be rewarded
at last with the confidence of those
who appreciate service in their be
half and there are no others who
really count

Indianapolis. Ind., Sept. 14. 1916.
To Organized Labor, Greeting:
Very attractive advertisements are
appearing in the principal magazines
of the country, offering liberal induce
ments and easy terms in order to
push the sales of the "Handy Volume"
issue of the Encyclopedia Britannica.
The purpose of this letter is to call
attention to the non-union conditions
under which the work is produced.
The printing and binding of the
"Handy Volume" issue of the Ency
clopedia Britannica is done by the
R. R. Donelly & Sons Co. of Chicago,
and the J. F. Tapley Book Manufac
turing Co. of New York. Both of
these concerns have been opposed to
the printing trades unions since the
inauguration of the eight-hour work
day in the printing industry, and have
been and are now operating non-union
establishments in all branches of the
printing trade.
We will appreciate it if you will
give publicity to the contents of this
letter in the columns of your inter
national or local labor paper, and also
in^ruct delegates to central bodies to
report the matter to their respective
local unions. *
Thanking you cordially in advance
for your compliance with these re
Fraternally yours,
A. P. SÔVEY, President
International Brotherhood of Book
Chicago.—That such drastic action
as the calling upon school children
to strike to demand the reinstatement
of the teachers of Chicago who were
dropped from the public schools be
cause of their affiliation with the
teachers' union may be used by
ganized labor in the fight to have them
restored to duty was brought out at
the recent session of the Chicago
Federation of Labor.
That was only one plan suggested
Practical relief for the dismissed
teachers was
tion hired
dropped for unionism as business
agents. It was also decided that
teachers who have been employed to
take the places of those that
discriminated against because of their
affiliation with a labor organization
were to be regarded as strikebreakers.
Meanwhile, new members art fast
being enrolled into the teachers' union.
With a growing membership, and the
backing of organized labor, the teach
ers hope they will still be able to
gain the positions they lost because
of their loyalty to the labor
iven when the federa
of the teachers
San Francisco.—Every trade union
ist in the city will contribute 20 cents
a week to a general fund to be raised
by tile Labor Council to combat the
efforts of the Chamber of Commerce
to_ establish the non-union shop in
this city.
This decision was reached by the
Labor Council at its last meeting
when it was unanimously voted to
assess every trade unionist in San
Franc^co 20 cents per week for an
indefinite period. It is estimated there
are 65,000 trade unionists in San Fran
cisco. With each trade unionist con
tributing 20 cents per week, the Labor
Council will have at its disposal $13.
jOOO a week.
If' General Advertising.
General Advertising.
General Advertising.
+• +♦+++++++
Labor's Slogan
We will stand by our friends and administer a stinging rebuke
or parties who are either indifferent, Negligent or hostile, and wherever oppor
tunity affords secure the election of honest, earnest trade unionists, with clear
unblemished, paid-up union cards in their possession.
to men
Simple Problems in Figures
5 - 2-7
3 ^ 3-9
8 - 4-4
These examples are easy of solution, for the numerals have fixed values ::
and always convey to the mind a
i problems.
definite quantity. They
simple ; :
Simple Problems in Facts
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As candidate for President Mr. Hughes assails
the action of Congress in declaring for the eight
hour day in the operation of the transportation
lines of the country, and asserted in his Milwaukee.
Wis., address that "all legislation passed during the
past four years should be wiped off the books for
the good of the country."
Apply "Simple problem» in Figures"
in solring.
Problem No. 1
.. When Standard Oil Co. was found guilty of vio
X lation of Sherman Anti-Trust Law by the' Federal
,, Courts, the United States Supreme Court read the
• • "rule of reason" into the law and the oil
{I went scott free.
" When the Supreme Court had before it the Dan
.. bury Hatters' case in 1914, the decision rendered
• • by the court under the same law resulted in taking
] I from over one hundred workmen their homes and
., savings bank accounts, leaving them penniless in
] ; their old age. Mr. Hughes concurred in this de
,, cision.
• •
Problem No. 3
"Under wise leadership, with statesmanlike guid- •«
ance. with a sincere intention to promote the bene- *'
fit of the community and to secure honorable prog
ress, the mission of the labor organizations is one
of the^ finest that any association of men could "
guard."—Governor Hughes. v
As befitting the lofty sentiments above
pressed, the record of the governor shows that he
vetoed, in 1910, Assembly Bill No. 1296, which •>
raised the pay of axe-men and laborers on state ] '
highway and canal construction from $2 00 a day %
to $65.00 per month.
Apply "Simple Problem« in Figures"
ms above.
Apply "Simple Problem* in Figures
in working out.
Problem No. 2
As governor of New York, Mr. Hughes vetoed
• I Assembly Bill No. 466 providing for a full crew on
' ", freight trains of more than twenty cars. He also
•• vetoed Senate Bill No. 1172 to "prohibit employ
! ; ment of non-residents of the state as armed strike
.. breakers by railroads and other corporations."
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By Their Records Ye Shall Know Them
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In the District Court of the Third
Judicial District of the State of
Idaho, in and for the County of
Margaret K. Armstrong, I
Plaintiff, )
Mortimer F. Cressy,
Myrtle P. Cressy, Philip )
A. Markson, Mildred Mark-)
son, and S. M. Coffin
Hardware Company, Lim- )
ited, a corporation.
Defendants. )
Under and by virtue of an Order
of Sale issued out of the above nam
ed Court on a Judgment and Decree
of Foreclosure recovered in said
Court *in the above entitled action, on
the 9th day of Septemeber. 1916, and
against the above named Defendants.
Said Writ reciting the material parts
of said Judgment, duly attested on
the 9th day of Septcmbef, 1916, and
to the Sheriff of Ada County, Idaho,
directed and to me, Emmitt Pfost
as such sheriff delivered on the 9th
day of September, 1916, for exe
cution, commanding and requiring
me as such Sheriff to execute the
Judgment by making the sale, apply
ing the proceeds in conformity there
with in the maner prescribed by law.
The lands and premises directed to
be sold by said Writ are situated,
lying and being in the County of Ada
and State of Idaho, and bounded and
described as follows: Commencing
at the Northwest corner of Lot One,
Section Three Township Three
North, Range Two East of the Boise
Meridian, thence South 250 feet along
the West line of said Lot 1 to a
point, thence East 169 feet to the
West Line of Eighth St., thence
South 260 feet to the North line of
Ridenbaugh street, thence East
682 feet to the East Line of Sixth St.;
thence North 510 feet to the North
line of Lot 1, thence W«st 851 feet
to the place of beginning, same in
cludes Lots 1, 2, 3 and 4 of Block 4
Crane's Addition to Boise, Idaho,
also commencing at the Southwest
corner of the Southeast quarter of the
Southeast quarter of Section 34,
Township 4 N. R. 2 E. B. M.; thence
East along the south boundary line
of said Sec. 851 ft. thence North 70
ft; thence West 851 ft; thence south
70 ft. to the place of beginning, to
gether with the tenements, heredi
taments and appurtenances thereto
belonging or in anywise appertain
Notice is hereby given that on the
7th day of October, 1916, at the hour
of 3 o'clock in the afternoon of that
day in front of the County
House Door in Boise Citv. Ads
ty, Idaho, I will attend, and sell at
public auction sale, all and singular
the above described property, or so
much thereof as may be necessary to
raise the amount found due to the
Plaintiff, together with interest and
costs and expenses of. sale, to the
highest bidder therefor in Cash Law
ful Money of the United States of
Dated the 14th j&ay of September,
a Coun
Sheriff of Ada County, Idaho.
The Range of Possibilities
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An electric range will do everything that any other kind of a range
cook stove will do and do it better.
There is no waste of fuel, as the heat is concentrated just where it
is wanted and is always under instant control. Shrinkage of foods is
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It is therefore, the ideal equipment for the kitchen. It is always
ready for immediate use at the turn of the switch, night or day, and
costs nothing for fuel when not actually cooking. Why not investigate
this modern way of cooking, where the price of electricity makes it
absolutely the cheapest fuel in this section.
Call our demonstrator. Phone 934, for further information.
A range for every purse, from $28.50 up in 17 different models.
Idaho Power Co,
Interurban lines
Leave Boise for Eagle, Star Middle
ton and Caldwell: a. m., 7:00, 8:00 9:30,
11:00; p. m„ 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 5:30,
7.00, 9:00, 11:00.
Leave Boise for Meridian, Nampa
and Caldwell a. m., 6:30, 7:30, 9:00(
10:39, 12:00 noon; p. m., 1:30, 2:30,
3:30, *4» 30, 5:00, 6:30, 8:00, 9:30, 11:00.
♦To Meridian and McDermott only.
Boise to Duacan Station: Leave:
Boise, a. in., *6:20, *7:05; p. m., 12:05,
5:05, 6:05.
Duncan Station to Boise: Leave
Duncan, a. m., 6:45, *7:30; p. m., 12:30,
5:30, 6:3a
*Daiiy except Sunday,
(For Publication)
In the District Court of the Third
Judicial District of the State of
Idaho in and for Ada County.
Etta Adair
Plaintiff, )
Thomas R. Adair,
Defendant )
The State of Idaho Sends Greeting:
to Thomas R. Adair, the above
ed defendant.
You are hereby notified that
plaint has been filed against you in
the District Court of the Third Judi
cial District of the State of Idaho, in
and for the County of Ada by the
above named plaintiff, said complaint
being an action for divorce and eus- r
tody of the child of said marriage, 4C
a com
■oy Laundry
Phone 8
1418Grove St
—^ m
To have your laundry work done
well you ahould be particular in se
lecting a good laundry. A trial will
prove that we are the best in the city.
Others know
going to know it.
we are good—you are
are hereby directed
answer the said
days of
appear and
plaint within
the service of this
summons if
served within the said Judicial Dis
trict, and within forty days if served
elsewhere; and you are further noti
fied that unless
answer said complaint within the
time herein specified, the plaintiff will
take judgment against you as prayed
iu said complaint.
Witness my hand and the seal of
said District Court this 18th day of
September, 1916.
you so appear and
_ _ __ Clerk.
r c HUNTFR * Deputy,
4C Jf. R™Se

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