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Troy Weekly News VOL. 14 TROY, LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO. NOVEMBER 22, 1907. NO. 21 A Tramp's Lecture. A tramp asked for a drink in a sa loon. The request was granted, and when in the act of drinking the prof fered beverage one of the young men present exclaimed: "Stop! Make us a speech. It is poor liquor that doesn't unloosin a man's tongue." The tramp hastily swallowed down the drink. As the liquor coursed through his blood, he straightened himself and stood before them with a grace and dignity that all of his rags and dirt could not obscure. "Gentlemen," he said, "I look to night at you and myself, and it seems to me I look upon the picture of my blighted manhood; this bloated face was once as handsome as yours. This shambling figure once walked as proud ly as yours, for I was a man in the world of men. I, too, once had home and friends and position. I had a wife as beautiful as an artist's dream, but I dropped the priceless pearl of her honor and respect into a cup of wine, and, like Cleopatra, saw it dissolve, then quaffed it down in the brimming draught. I had children as sweet and pure as the flowers of spring, and saw them fade and die under the blighting curse of a drunken father. I had a home where love lit the flame upon the alter and ministered before it, but I put out the holy fire, and darkness and desolation reigned in its stead. I had aspirations and ambitions that soared as high as the morning star, but I broke and bruised their beautiful forms, and strangled them, that I might hear their cries no more. To-day I am a husband without a wife, a father without a child, a tramp without a home, and a man in whom every good impulse is dead. All have been swallowed up in the maelstrom—drink." The tramp ceased speaking. The glass fell from his nervous fingers and was shattered into a thousand fragments on the floor. The swinging doors were pushed open and shut again, and when the little group looked up the tramp was gone.—Ex. First Inheritance Tax. The first levy on an estate in the slate c! Idiho under the inheritance tax law, enacted by the last session of the legislature, was made on the estate left by the late Peter Sonna, amount ing to $5,487.62, the appraised value of the estate being $317,000. Under the law a widow is entitled to exemption of $10,000 and the child ren $4000. The rate thereafter is one per cent of the first $25,000 and one and one-half per cent on additional amounts up to $50,000, and an ad ditional one-half per cent in excess of this amount no to $100,000, is 2 1-2 per cent. On all sums in excess of $500,000 the rate is increased to three per cent. The tax which is imposed upon the market value of property as fixed by the appraisers levied on the above basis after division of estate has been made, or such division has been decid ed upon.—Statesman. Fifty Yean a Blacksmith. Samuel R. Worley of Hixburg, 3 a., has been shoeing horses for more than fifty yearo. He says; ''Chamberlain's Pain Balm lias given me great relief from lame lame bakk and rheumatism. It is the best liniment I ever used. For sale by C. V. Johnson. CRESCENT EGG PHOSPHATE BAKING POWDER Raises the Dough. Cakes No soggy Biscuit or if you use Crescent Baking Powder. Absoultely Pure. 25c per pound can at all grocers. 'Tis Folly Not to Trust. The folly of carrying money rather than to trust in bank vaults is aptly il lustrated by the mistake of Henry Watt and wife, aged people of Okano* gan county. With their all— »3100 — done up in a handbag they were doing Spokane. watch on their hand bag that thieves soon suspected their m.'ney in the ceptacle. While Mrs. Watt was tem porarily absent from her room the hand bag and the $3100 was stolen. Spo kane's police force was unable to find the thief. And such is likely to be the fate of many more who withdraw their wealth from the banks. The country is full of thieves who are watching depositors drawing out. It is much safer in the banks than in stockings and handbags. School Report. The name of the Free Coinage school house has been changed to "Spring Valley." The following is a monthly report of the school for the month ending Nov. 15. Number of pupils enrolled for the month, 35. Average daily attendance, 32. Num ber of cases of tardiness, 7. Those who were present every day, Lou Her bert, Alice and Emma Spencer, Minnie and Eltie Gephart, Abbie, Mary and Joseph Perry, Ester Anderson, Carrie and Herman Shodin, Austried Nelson, Vivian Craig, Neuma and Rebecca Crowe, Signe Anderson, Melvin Nel son, William and Andy Duggar, Harry Johnson, Willie Lewis and Edward Stith. Visitors are welcome. Florence McGary, Teacher. They kept such close re Property Road Tax. A recent interpretation of the special property road Jtax by the county at torney and the beard of county com missioners is that where the tax is levied the general fund shall not be drawn on for the building of roads. For instance, in the Genesee section, where farm lands are taxed high, a large sum has been collected annually in the past for the building of roads in other parts of the country, where ap propriations have been made from the general fund. Under the new inter pretation each district will be obliged to care for its own roads out of the special tax.—Genesee news. Bear Creek Items. P. M. Olson has returned home from Valdez, Southern Alaska. He reports times very dull in that country on ac count of a strike among the miners. A new railroad is being built from Valdez into the gold regions northerst of that place. The large depot at Deary is nearing completion, and the depot at Boville is under construction. Pete Dallberg of A iderson is run ning a sawmill at Bovill. He also has a mill on his place at Anderson. A social dance was given by Lewis Dallberg and Charley Anderson at Bovill Saturday night. Gust Nelson is here from Quincy. Wash., where he has a homestead. Hans Knutson is now farming in the Nez Perce country. Oscar Ruberg is visiting at Genesee. Lewis Dallber and wife are now liv ing at Bovill. Jake Hockell, who was once of the Dry Creek Sawmill, has moved to Paulsbo, Wash. _ Died, in Moscow, Nov. 19, Miss Anna Driscoll, youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. George Driscoll, both de ceased. Anna and an older brother have been cared for by John Quinn and wife of Driscoll ridge. Just enough snow week to remind us that Summer has gone. Also quite enough to suggest Thanksgiving turkey and the approach of Christmas. owner has fallen this A Hard Debt to Pay. "I owe a debt of gratitude that never be paid off," writes G. S. Clark, of Westfield, Iowa, "for my rescue from death, by Dr. King's New Discovery. I Both lungs were so seriously affected that death seemed imminent, when 1 commenced taking New Discovery. The ominous dry, hacking cough quit I before the first bottle was used, and two I more lKittles made a complete cure. Nothing has ever equaled New Discovery I »... »ftsfflEa SÄ son*,^druggist. 50 c and »1-00. Trial bot ■ an tie free. Estrays Estrays, at large without proper feed and shelter, may be taken up, and sold at public auction by the constable of the precinct in which they are found, between the first of November and the first of March. After taking up an estray the constable must be imme diately notified, and must at once notify the county auditor by registered letter, giving description and brands. j If owner is unknown to auditor, who will examine the official brand book, \ he must so notify constable, who must proceed at once to advertise same in paper of general circulation with in the county. Notice must run five times. Sale may take place any time after forty days from time notice is re ceived from county auditor. If owner appear he must pay all costs, including! advertising. At time of sale the con-1 stable must brand the estray E in cir cle on left side of neck, before pur chaser can acquire title. Out of money received the advertising bill must be first paid. The publisher shall receive legal rates for advertising. some Stock Breeders Meet, The Inland Registered Stock Breed-1 ers Association, will hold its annual meeting at Moscow, December 20th and 21st. Mr. Joseph E. Wing the well known agricultural lecturer and writer has been secured to assist with the program, so that a very interesting and profitable meeting is assured. The Association Stock show will be held Saturday morning December 21. Lib eral prizes are offered for draft mares, yearling and sucking draft colts, year ling and suckling light colts, yearling fat steers and steer calves, fat hogs and sheep. All animals entered must be grades out of registered sires. Persons wishing to enter animals for the show, should notify the secretary of the asso ciation, W. A. Linklater, not later than December 10. The competition is not confined to members of the association but is open to all. Pay Damages. J. A. Arnot has finally received pay ment from the N. P. Company for a registered short horn cow killed a mile and a half below Troy the seventh of August. The cow was a very fine animal, being bought early last spring from H. H. Ackerman of Pullman, who imported the animal from the east. | Mr. Arnot placed his case in the hands | of Attorney A. H. Oversmith of Troy. 1 The local section foreman reported the I cow as worth $25. After some dis- j cussion the company offered a hundred dollars. Then they raised to $125. Mr. Oversmith insisted on $150. he informedjthe company that they could have the choice of paying that sum or replacing the cow with an other of equal breeding. They settled for $150 this week. A Good Lecture. H. B. Hudson, representing the International Reform Bureau of Idaho, a movement covering the entire United States, spoke Tuesday night to a fair sized audience in the Swedish Lutheran church. He outlined the work which is gene.al in its scope It is after the cigarette, favors a Sunday rest law, is fighting the saloon, and all its attendant evils, opposes all manner of sensational literature for children, and other moral It is non-sectarian and meanness, non-political. It is the organization that lobb ed the Sunday rest law through the last Idaho legislature Mr. Hudson says the society will work for the passage of a local option law for Idaho at the next legislature. Mr. Hudson is one of the best speakers listened to by a Troy audience, ever being not only liberal in his views but using excellent English. Likes the Potlatch. C. H. Park, of Glouster, Ohio, a nephew of W. W. Park, of Troy, has been in this section since the 15th of September visiting and looking over the country. He was pleased and left for his home Saturday evening with the intention of returning about the first of April, accompanied by his family. Mr. Park says he will bring with him five other families, making a colony of The West offers better some twenty, opportunities than the East, according Mr. Park, and he thinks Troy is the place he has been loo king for. to Jewelry, spectacles and eye glasses repaired at Nesbit's. Bank of Troy OIKCETORS OKEICERS. ; T. H. BREWER, President W. M. DUTHIE. Vice President I) M. K< KMAN, Cuhlii JENNIE V. ELK MAN. A'»t. Cuahler T. H BREW EH W H. EHLEN T H. i HHISriE D. M. ECKMAN W. M DUTHIE Considerate Conservatism in Banking wh.toe'.ViuiïïmgnSn "'" 8 attention to the concern« of the people of l.ntah County and con . Wall b■ reel method« of "High W « give Merve the interest« of our eusiome are not practiced at this bank. When you depo'i your money here you can real assured It will be ready for you when you want It. Don't wait-open an ac count now. -Finance" ! j j 1 | Good Bread Troida Gold Seal 44 It makes no differ ence how much there is on your table it is a poor meal without good bread ami good bread »9 44 calls for Good Flour. ! ' j | ■ i ; | ! '• Two If you use either the Troida or Gold Seal you will be satisfied. Best Brands of Flour. The Troy Roller Mills have been thoroughly over hauled and placed in charge of one of the best millers in the Northwest. Now we invite the public to give Troy Flour a fair trial. When you do you will have good bread. MILLS VOLLMER - ROLLER I Latah County Abstract & Title Guarantee Co. | I * Only Bonded Abstract Company in Latah County. a Bonder! by the American Surety Company of New York in the Hum of $10,000. Address all orders to S. H. R. McGowan Moscow, Idaho. : secy. i First Bank of Troy Capital Fully Paid $20,000.00 GENERAL BANKING First, To extend to the Troy Public the Advantages of a First Class Home-Banking Institution. OFFICERS: O. A. Johnson, President, Jno. P. Pollmer, Vice President. 8. A. Anderson, Cashier. T. J. Cooper, Asst. Cashier. DIRECTORS: Oscar Larson. Emil Nelson. Jno. P. Vollmer. O. A. Johnson. S. A. Anderson. Your business, small or large, solicited and appreciated. We pledge our best services for your convenience and safety. Having made arrangements with the largest and best bakery in Lewiston am now prepared to furnish my patrons with the best fresh bread money can buy. Get a loaf and be convinced. GATES' PLACE, F. R- Gates, Proprietor. 0 ^ We Print Calling Cards.