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The Meridian Times
VOU'.HE 1 MERIDIAN. ADA OOCNTY, IDAHO. FRIDAV, NOVEMBER 15, 1018. NO. 88. EDITORIAL MENTION. A fellow on the street remarked that the allies and the republican party have both "gone over the top." it a a The german casualties this year amounted to two and a half million. They were nearer the last ditch than most people supposed. Let's see was it not the kaiser of germany who told Ambassador Ger ard a year ago that "after the war Is over we will stand no foolishness from Anferica.'.' According to reports from health officials the Spanish influenza Is un der control in Ada county. It ls said that the quarantine will be Tifted, if all things are favorable, in two weeks unless there Is an increase of cases In the meantime. Crowds gathered to celebrate the end of the war and up to date there are no bad effects noted. v The pacificist will now get busy and tell us what not to do to the But perhaps the iiacificist german. should not offer any suggestions as he was not in at the start or at the finish of the big war. germany's terms might have been if we had not "got busy" and turned th« tide In favor of the allies. This can be found in another column of the Times. Read what FRANK GOODING IS NOT DISAPPOINTED OVER RESULT Frank Gooding has written a let ter of appreciation to the many who supported his "campaign of educat ion" and he was willing to make the sacrifice. "Someone bad to make the fight against Townley, LeSeuer and his gang, and 1 would rather have made the fight and lost than not to have made the fight and won." "It is this dangerous element that the good citizenship must fight against at all times, and I accept my defeat with the knowledge that for the time a least I have saved Idaho from the greatest disgrace that can come to any commonwealth. I am gratified to know that the state ticket ls elected by an overwhelming maj ority." MERIDIAN LINES CP »8 VICTOR Y BOV S AND GIRLS Young Meridian is not to )>e out done by any community when it cornea to war wofk. District No. 33 (including Meridian) was asked to secure 38 Victory Boys and Girls before Saturday night, each of whom would pledge to earn and give live dollars to the United War Work Fund. A full report will be given next Week, but at four o'clock Thurs day, Principal A. W. Fuller and his assistants had secured the follow ing'names from a-'partial canvas of the territory: Vera Hutcheson, Leila Morton, Ina Waggoner, Cassie Palmer, Ruth Hashbarger, Claude Busby.Glen Mell, Richard Beam, Robert Dutton, Frank Hunt, Gilbert Stanton, Willard Mor ton, Paul Morton, Gene Hashbarger. Clyde Ball, Emmett Remington, Berle Palmer, Leroy Nelson, Charles Harris, Fred Hunt. Ralph Palmer, Lewis Heikes. Ralph Ball, John Me Gill, Clark Williamson Robert Huish, Lester McNeal. WOMAN KILLED ON STATE HIGHW AY WEST OF MERIDIAN , Frank Rife, Wntchell, Roy Mrs. J. O. Marquess of Nampa gras instantly killed Monday night at 11 o'clock on the state highway just over the Canyon county line, on the state, highway. The machine-in which C. Smith and a pprty of friends was riding turned turtle, throwing the occupants to the road. Mrs. Mar quess struck her head and fractured her skull. A passing auto brought tUs womau to Meridian, but it was found that death had occurred in stantly. The woman was 29 years old, and her husband is proprietor of the Arcade barber shop at Nampa. Ray Howry has arrived home and ls visiting his father. Roily Howry. Ray is In the naval reserve and has | taken nine voyages to France. On one trip his boat narrowly escaped des truction by a torpedo. Cooper's Woolen Underwear For Men, Women and Children Just Received Tolleth's SERVICE QUALITY PRICES "Where The People Trade" ♦ MMK1IHAN CELEBRATES NKWH OF THE END OF THE WAR. The news of the end of the war was received in Meridian early Mon day .morning. On account of previous reports the people were inclined to await full confirmation. Monday's papers, however, gave the news as it actually happened, and there was joy evidenced by everyone. At night a big bonfire was built. The church and fire hell* added to the noise and general jollification. A figure of the kaiser was burned in effigy, and there was no regret expressed at the fate the image received. There was a general comment on th probable fate of the man who was the chief figure in this awful war. NOTICE TO DRAFT REGISTRANTS \\ hen they have received their quesilonaires they must return them to their local boards. If registrant is below the age of 37 years, then they must be properly filled out, but if registrant is above 37 years of age then he need not fill out, but must return questionaire to local board. AH orders to registrants to report to their local iioards must be obeyed, if order Is not cancelled by local board. GEORGE E. ATWATER, Chairman Ada County Local Board. IN A PPRECIATION. I wish to convey to the people of Ada County, Idaho., my personal sense of gratification for their confi dence reposed in me as expressed at the polls on the 5th inst., by electing me to succeed myself as sheriff of said Ada county. I will stand by my old motto in the future as in the past in conducting the business of said of fice to know my duty and to do it. EMMITT PFOST. Report of the Condition of THE MERIDIAN STATE RANK at Meridian, in the State of Idaho, at the close of business November 1st, 1918. Resources . . $3.443.38 . . . 21 . 497 . 5 « Cash on hand .. Due from bank». -mec«* an<r rrrart* cm other banks .. it 108.37 Loans and discounts.... 135,378.80 273.01 Overdrafts . Stocks. Bonds and War rants . Banking house. Furniture and fixtures . Stock in Federal Reserve Bank . 150.00 2,007.13 750.00 of $163,608.25 Total Liabilities Individual deposits sub ject to check . Savings Deposits . 1,201.00 Demand certificates of de l»sit Time certificates of deposit 9,850.00 Cashier's checks . .. Due to other banks (de posits) ... $64,009.28 150.00 ... 1,628.45 8,980.64 Total deposits . 85,819.37 Capital stock paid in. .. . $25,000.00 Undivided profits, less ex penses. interest and taxes paid. Re-discounts .... 886.69 . .. 51,902.19 in of $163,608.25 Total State of Idaho, County of Ada, ss. I. A. D. Stanton, Cashier of the above- named bank, do solemnly swear that the above named atate ment is true to the best of my know ledge and belief. A. D. STANTON. Cashier. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 12th day of Nov. 1918. I certify that I am not an officer or director of W. A. WATERS, Notary Public. this bank. (Seal) | Correct—Attest: F. I. Newhouse, Wm. Goodall. Directors. This Bank Opened for Business May 20. 1918. Residence: Boise, Idaho. INSIGHT INTO THE CHARACTER OF THE GERMAN. (By John F. Baird) The Meridian Times has the concluding article this week of "The Kaiser as I Knew Him for 14 Years." It is interesting from the fact that the writer includes a prophecy that "ger mane will have a revolution." In this comment, written months ago, he says: "I will not venture a guess as to when that will he, bnt I feel sure that it will certainly come about. Fortified by a large portion of the army, the german people will at last turn on their rulers and destroy the throne and the whole Ho hen zol lern regime." An interesting sidelight into the character of the german cit izen, remaining at home during the war is also given, which hears out the assertion that selfishness and ego-ism Ls at the bottom of the whole trouble, anti permeates the german citizen ry from the kaiser down to the humblest subject :He says: "The result of the warnings (of the officials to save food) was merely to increase hoarding and buying from food speculators.I never knew of a single german who voluntarily deprived himself of a single article of food out of patriotic fnotives.The only sacri fice a german is willing to make for his country is the one he cannot escape." -O You can take for example, the average man of decided ger man parentage in the Meridian community. He is generally not very pro-german or anything else except pro-self.IIe declined to contribute (unless forced to) for the Liberty loan for the reason (as he frequently stated) that "the interest rate was v iow." The same man did not deplore the sinking of the Lusitania by a U-boat, and said so, and would not have griev ed particularly if the boat had been filled with german women *nd children. Ego—love of self—leads to selfish lack of in terest in others. -ci The kaiser was a god above any other god to the average german for he was the émbodiment of everything selfish—the 1 commander in chief of the german legions of selfishness-corn-j posed not only of the soldiers but of the people of the nation. The reason why germans or near germans in hundreds of communities in the west flocked to the election booths under the banner of the nonpartisan league is a selfish one and is characteristic of his personality. He cares nothing for anyone bnt self—so joins a one-class organization. He cares nothing for the two owe ftnr air t no value. He will risk the destruction of a party in order to achieve his end—that of securing preferential treatment from the law making body of our state. « great political partie».- —Aq which organizations we that !« good in Our econorMcTife. He tient* them of -o Many german farmers in Nebraska and other western states have made more money during the war than for any equal period of time during their lives. Only the set back of a light corn crop this year kept them from reaching the goal that would place them on easy street for an indefinite time. But if these men are of the same class as can be found in Idaho they excuse the destruction of Belgium as being one of the exigen cies of war. -o Dr. Solf, the foreign secretary, has addressed a message to the United States, asking that President Wilson intervene to mitigate the "fearful conditions" existing in germany.In oth<*r words he fears there will lie hunger and suffering among his people. He does not say a word about the suffering in Belgium or among the Armenians. He does not suggest a plan for the peace of the world hut says "We had to accept the conditions of the armistice." He does not say a word of the brutality of his comrades and in fact is characteristically selfish and ger man—he wants some food to put in his stomach. Also into the stomachs of the men who fired a machine gun from a sub marine, at a sinking raft on which were English and American sailors. It is easy to see why the Socialist party thrives among the near-germans, and why, before the war, the german nation was the ideal Socialist government. The socialist treats lightly the value of loyalty to party or nation—preaching the doctrine of internationalism. They advocate government ownership of everything and private endeavor is replaced by goveriftnent control'of each man's job. This was carried to its ultimate end in germany and there was finally GOVERNMENT OWNER SHIP OF THE BALLOT. The war party, born of selfishness and nurtured by an insane ruler, had no trouble in making an absolute monarchy by simply taking over the control of all gov ernment work, which meant the industries and people of a nation. Instead of the rule of the jteople, the "government" machine had the people by the throat, and even did tlicji' breathing and thinking for them, carried on as a result of allowing the government machine to control all individual thought and action, of Four years of war wa» 4P Socialism is dangerous find no wonder the supreme head of the ponpartisan league has been put to the discard by the loyal American people, ■O It might lie a good idea to forcibly drive the kaiser and all the generals and those in authority iuto the sea. Some way should be found to not only destroy the throne of germany but to put off the earth the officials who have endangered the liber ties of the world. These germans were not born right—and ed ucation and environment have produced grown-up people whose ideals have been founded on selfishness and the rule of might £/ v '/ N )] Jill » <§Cs 9 1 7Ä i n y !Heater I g TT ■> o tiji y fer Li You cannot get the ffii value of fuel from a poor or worn-out stove. We handle a line of high grade heaters that insure fuel economy, and any one of them will be an ornament to your home . t You look at them before buy, and back of themes guaranty of quality. ou our 1 JO Ackÿ Place your orders now for COAL, either lump or stove size. We can fill them. Vickers-Sims Hdw. Co. MERIDIAN. IDAHO. ff GO TO RIFE & ROBERTSON'S FOR School Supplies A nice line of tablets, inks, pens, pencils, etc. Fine Stock ot Groceries We don't keep groceriea—we »ell them. Bring us your Butter and Eggs cooperative Mercantile Go. - - bin _ r v I'W ' f A «• y MERIDIAN, IDAHO. N otice ALL FULL-PAII) FOURTH LIBER TY LOAN BONDS THROUGH THIS BANK HAVE ARRIVED AND ARE READY FOR DELIVERY. PLEASE CALL FOR THEM. of The Meridian State Bank MEMBER FEDERAL RESERVE 8Ï STEM, State and Count) Depository .