The Meridian Times
MERIDIAN. ADA OOCNTY, IDAHO. FRIDAV, NOVEMBER 15, 1018.
A fellow on the street remarked
that the allies and the republican
party have both "gone over the top."
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
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
The pacificist will now get busy
and tell us what not to do to the
But perhaps the iiacificist
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
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
MERIDIAN LINES CP »8
VICTOR Y BOV S
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
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
WOMAN KILLED ON STATE
HIGHW AY WEST OF MERIDIAN
, Frank Rife,
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
"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
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.
Report of the Condition of
THE MERIDIAN STATE RANK
at Meridian, in the State of Idaho,
at the close of business November 1st,
. . $3.443.38
. . . 21 . 497 . 5 «
Cash on hand ..
Due from bank».
-mec«* an<r rrrart* cm
other banks ..
Loans and discounts.... 135,378.80
Stocks. Bonds and War
Banking house. Furniture
and fixtures .
Stock in Federal Reserve
Individual deposits sub
ject to check .
Savings Deposits . 1,201.00
Demand certificates of de
Time certificates of deposit 9,850.00
Cashier's checks . ..
Due to other banks (de
Total deposits . 85,819.37
Capital stock paid in. .. . $25,000.00
Undivided profits, less ex
penses. interest and
. .. 51,902.19
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,
| 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
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.
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
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.
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
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,
Four years of war wa»
Socialism is dangerous find no wonder the supreme head of
the ponpartisan league has been put to the discard by the loyal
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
I g TT ■> o tiji y
You cannot get the ffii
value of fuel from a poor or
We handle a line of high
grade heaters that insure fuel
economy, and any one of them
will be an ornament to your
You look at them before
buy, and back of themes
guaranty of quality.
Place your orders now for COAL, either lump or stove size. We can
Vickers-Sims Hdw. Co.
GO TO RIFE & ROBERTSON'S FOR
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
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ALL FULL-PAII) FOURTH LIBER
TY LOAN BONDS THROUGH THIS
BANK HAVE ARRIVED AND ARE
READY FOR DELIVERY.
PLEASE CALL FOR THEM.
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