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Idaho* s Fundamental Law. The Constitution of the State of Idaho was adopt ed in convention at Boise City, in the Territory of Idaho, on the 6th day of August, 1889. Significant reference is made in another part of this issue of The Scimitar to the language of that immortal docu ment. The Constitution is signed as follows : Wm. H. Claggett, Pres. H. S. Hampton. H. O. Harkness. Frank Harris. Sol Hasbrouck. C. M. Hays. W. B. Heyburn. John Hogan. J. M. Howe. E. S. Jewell. G. W. King. H. B. Kinport. Jas. W. Lamoreaux. John Lewis. Wm. C. Maxey. A. E. Mayhew. W. J. McConnelf. Henry Melder. John H. Myer. John T. Morgan. A. B. Moss. Willis Sweet. Sam F. Taylor. J. L. Underwood. Lycurgus Vineyard. J. S. Wliitton. Edgar Wilson. W. W. Woods. John Lemp. N. I. Andrews. P. McMahon. Samuel J. Pritchard. J. W. Brigham. P. J. Pefley. Geo. Ainslie. W. C. B. Allen. Rob't Anderson. H. Armstrong. Orlando B. Batten. Frank W. Beane. Jas. H. Beatty. J. W. Ballentine. A. D. Bevan. Henry D. Blake. Frederick Campbell. Frank P. Cavanah. A. S. Chaney. Chas. A. Clark. I. N. Coston. Jas. I. Crutcher. Stephen S. Glidden. John S. Gray. Wm. W. Hammel. Aaron F. Parker. A. J. Pierce. A. J. Pinkham. J. W. Poe. Thos. Pyeatt. Jas. W. Reid. W. D. Robbins. Wm. H. Savidge. Aug. M. Sinnott. James M. Shoup. Drew W. Standrod. Frank Steunenberg. Homer Stull. 4 y G hange In the North. For many years previous to 1889 there had been large agitation in the Territory of Idaho for an nexation of the northern counties to the State of Washington. The feeling on this subject was in tense. But with the hope of aggregated and independent statehood for Idaho there came a decided change in the feelings of leading citizens of the north. Nez Perce County, comprising wffiat are now Nez Perce and Latah Counties, had been almost unanimously in favor of annexation to Washington, but the fol lowing is a copy of a poster which was circulated in Nez Perce in the month of January, 1889 ; I STATEHOOD FOR IDAHO. Call for a Public Meeting. The undersigned citizens of Lewiston and Nez Perce County, desirous of securing the admission of Idaho Territory as a state into the Federal Union, invite all their fellow citizens of like mind to attend a public meeting to be held in Grostein & Binnard's Hall, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 1889, at 8 o'clock p. m., for the purpose of taking action to aid in accomplishing Statehood for IDAHO. J. Alexander. C. G. Kress. Jasper Rand. Geo. S. Penny. H. Lydon. P. Tillinghast. J. M. Silcott. Geo. Young. F. D. Boice. N. W. B rear ley. John Burke. James W. Poe. P. M. Davis. J. Q. Moxley. F. H. Grierson. J. R. Lydon. Wm. Baird. Frank Holt. H. T. Madgwick. J. B. Menomy. H. K. Barnett. H. Squier. W. W. Brown. F. Ross. David Johnson. W. L. Church. A. Schubert. Jas. A. Gibson. Lot Wiggin. R. J. Monroe. J. Clindining. I. N. Maxwell. F. W. Kettenbach. Wm. Kruger. W. A. Griffin. John Ross. C. E. Monteith. Jno. F. Leaehman. Wm. M. Millar. A. Benson. Thos. H. Hudson. F. W. Rice. J. R. Wadsworth. A. Leland. J. Weisgerber. James Fleming. S. Wildenthaler. W. M. Rice. I. C. Hattabaugh. O. V. Porter. C. Gebhardt. F. Kroutinger. Jno. McKissick. Ed McConville. C. P. Coburn. R. Schleisher. James W. Reid. C. H. Payne. B. Escude. Geo. E. Spurbeek. M. Mitchell. L. B. Boice. C. F. Leland. C. Weisgerber. M. J. Collins. J. C. Evans. J. Delsol. W. A. Caldwell. Magna Charta was granted at Runnymede June 15, A. D. 1215. * * The Declaration of Independence was declared July 4, 1776. * The Constitution of the United States was done in convention September 17 1787. * * The organic act of the Territory of Idaho was approved March 3, 1863. * * The bill to admit Idaho as a state in the Union was approved July 3, 1890. * * The Constitution of the State of Idaho was adopt ed August 6, 1889. * * In recommending the admission of Idaho to state hood the report of the committee of the United States Senate said : On the first day of January, 1889, the territory had sufficient money to pay all its floating indebtedness and leave a balance in the treasury of about $60,000.00 Helping the Horror. Every Senator in the United States who voted to retain Apostle Smoot of the Mormon church in the Senate, consciously or unconsciously gave his sup port to the purposes of the polygamous Joseph F. Smith. Smith had said that the Mormon god would over rule the Christian sentiment of this country and permit an apostle to hold a place as a national law giver. Smith had taught to his followers that the nation was wrong and would only be set right when the false prophets, seers and false revelators of the polygamous cult should direct the destinies of the republic. Smith had contended that he would be permitted to live out his life as a citizen of the United States, as an influential director of public affairs, abiding with five wives under the flag, and rearing from these wives a constantly increasing family of chil dren. Smith had insisted that the Government would protect him and his in all their unrighteousness. And every vote in the Senate of the United States for Reed Smoot comforted and sustained the polyg amous Smith ; and every vote in the United States Senate to retain Smoot shocked and delayed the progress of the Christian sentiment and the law abidingness of American citizens in the intermoun tain country. ©ur Scimitar IS USED GOODS MEN METHODS To Cut Out Cheap 2»ecp iBasbes Hie flDaöe BY OUR SOIIMER, MATHUSUEK, IVERS £ POND and CECILIAN PLAYER LINE. These cut their way into the favor of America's high-class citizenship. pfi' on TH £ PIANO HOUSE. LINK'S MODERN liUSINESS H jlAJ U Bookkeepers, Stenographers and Cashiers Trained for Success BEST EQUIPMENT IN IDAHO Business Houses Furnished with Office Help. A. T. LINK, Principal Alaska Building, Boise, Idaho Both Phones Boise & Interurban Railway Company --- LIMITED - This electric railway is splendidly equipped throughout and gives fre quent passenger, express and freight service between Boise and Caldwell. The line passes through the beautiful Boise River Valley, and no pleasanter trip could be imagined than a ride on the comfortable and easy-riding cars of this railway. Connections are made at Caldwell with the east and west bound trains of the Oregon Short Line and at Middle ton with the north and south bound trains of the Idaho Northern Railroad Company. Information regarding passenger, express and freight rates can be ob tained by addressing the agents of the company at Boise and Caldwell. The company expects to be in a po sition not later than November 1, 1907, to charter special cars for private par ties.