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■ 1 ■ u Livery, Feed and sate stable 1 I Finest turnouts in the city. Splendid accommodations for transients. Telephone connections. J. W. Jones Prop Wm. Duthie Buys and Sells Fruits, Vegetables and Wood. FLOUR and FEED. By wagon load and car load, and pays cash or trade. FRUIT BOXES I« I During the 28 months we have been in business six new competitors have come and gone. Did you ever stop to reason WHY [ Our customers have always been given a square and honest deal—THAT'S WHY f Thanking you for the pat ronage given ns in the past, and assuring yon our motto will in the future be as it has been in the CLEAN am» WHOI MA RK ET -A DOLLAR'S WORTH FOR A DOLLAR —we are here to remain and build up, and cherfully so licit your patronage. past—A xESOME JOHNSON & SON. L J Something New! Tr»Tjv Tirrtn-n xr j ^ " UvIX/ OH Hand Under the new management of the Rietmann Hotel everything has been placed in a clean, sani tary condition—newly papered anil new furnishings installed. A trial will convince you that it is a tine place to put up at while in Troy. Robt. Woods, The New Proprietor. There is a reason why my patronage has increased so rapidly since 1 opened a barber shop in Troy. Everything neat and clean and satisfactory. t Fred Rice, Hays old stand. E, E. Cooper & Co. Draying and Transfering FHE TROY NEWS P. L. Obcctt, Editor and Publisher. Entered at the poatoffice at Troy as Second-class matter. Subscription, 11.00 per year, in advance. IS HE STUCK? Is it possible that our friend Fields is stuck, and he a lawyer at that? Is it possible that he was unable to justify or explain why Latah county is com pelled to take money out of the county funds to pay for office rent, fuel, water and lights for the city attorney of Mos cow? It is certainly not asking too much of the Post, since it is the self appointed guardian of the republican office-holders and office seekers of La tah county, to suggest that it explain something that amounts to several hundred dollars per year to the people of this county. There is also a suspicion that the Post has butted into something solid in that Moscow bridge matter. Probably the editor has strained something try ing to stretch a fifty-five foot bridge till the people can't tell it from one sixty feet long, so that Hagan and Cook can justify their action in paying for it out of county funds. But if the Post is stuck on these two questions it certainly ought to, since the editor is a lawyer, have no trouble in explaining why it is the duty of Latah county to build 103 feet of Main street within Moscow for the city of Moscow. Yet this is pro posed. A bridge 103 feet long is to be torn away, to be replaced by a new bridge only 55 feet long, and Main street filled and extended 103 feet to con nect with the new bridge. And yet the law says the county cannot legally construct within an incorporated town a bridge not under 60 feet in length. The Post started in explaining, but suddenly quit and insists on remaining quit. Is it stuck? DEFEAT THE LIARS. Week after week the Troy News has called attention to the fact that the last republican platform was repudiated: that the party had lied to the people. And not a republican paper in the en tire state has disputed the charges. It ought to be very conclusive evidence that the News has told the truth. And it ought to set the people thinking. It ought to compel an answer that would send cold shivers down the backs of the republican leaders and the Brady machine. If the Idaho repub licans are of the sort that we think they are there will be a change in manage ment and organization in this state or there will be certain defeat in Novem ber. As a citizen you cannot allow the republican politicians to ignore the party pledges and lie to the people without a protest. If you do not vote against such action you endorse it and become ft party to it. And we know that few citizens have so far sunk into shame and disregard of public interest as to do this. If the time has come when a few selfish office seekers havî taken possession of the republican party, and they have, then the time has come, just as it has come in other states, to send the party down to de feat. This course is the plain duty of the rank and file of the party. By de feat show those who would and have disgraced our party and betrayed the people that such dishonorable action is neither approved nor supported by us. This is our duty. Let us do it this year with such emphasis that years will not permit it to be forgotten. AN OLD GAG. Probably the United States senate never knew a more incompetent mem ber, nor has any state, from the be ginning of time, had a mote incorape tent public servant, than old Levi Ankeny, United States senator from the state of Washington. So notori ously weak, so absolutely unfitted for the place is this nonentity that far and wide he is recognized as "the irredu cible minimum," and there is no de nying that the term fits. It describes Ankeny as nothing else in the English language could describe him. Six years he has been a senator and done nothing. He has made no record. He is the laughing stock at the capi tol, and the mention of his name in Washington, D. C., makes visitors smile and residents of Ankeny's state blush. His own people are ashamed of him, and his state humiliated wher ever benator Ankeny happens to be mentioned. As a senator he is a mis fit and a joke. Yet Ankeny is coming home and insisting that he be returned. He is asking for re-election. His henchmen are already pulling the wires and organizing the state in his behalf. And what reason is assigned why Ankeny ought to be re-elected? Could any sane citizen, with unbiased eye to the best interests of the state and her people imagine any reason that could possibly be advanced in behalf of this Yet, think man? There is not one. of it! Speaking for the senator the Colfax Gazette says: "He bases his claim on his past record, and also points out the advan tages he possesses over a new senator in the way of committee assignments, being now chairman of the committee on irrigation, the most important com mittee to the people of eastern Wash ington, in all probability, of any in the gift of the senate, as well as a member of the committee on interoceanic can als, coast defenses, railroads, national banks, and forest reservations and the protection to game. The election of a new member, he points out, no matter how competent, would mean the loss of important committee assignments and his entry upon minor committees until he had attained several years' service. It is enough to throw thoughtful men into fits, this old gag about "past record," and "committee assign ments," and rot that the office-holder, after the first term, always dishes up. The same gag is being worked to a finish here in Idaho, and to accom plish the end and hang onto fat jobs the people are expected to relinquish all right to govern themselves, and ignore measures of vast importance to themselves. If this or that will lose some pet candidate a few votes it must not be. One must not even criti cise the republican party for lying and deceiving the people if such criti cism will loose political pets a vote, or offend a machine powerful enough to withhold a nomination. A man once overheard a thief say that he intended to steal a certain horse. "If the horse is to be stolen, I'll do it myself," said the man, and he stole the horse. Was he justified? A man once struck Latah county with a hundred dollars, and a gambler stole it from him. He induced the man to play cards, drugged his victim, and took his money. "Somebody would have robbed him," said the man, "and I had just as well have the money as the other fellow." And here in Latah county we find republicans who say: "Why not stand in with Brady? He has the votes, and by a packed conven tion can and will nominate himself. We had just as well stand in." But the Troy News fails to see the differ ence in principle between the horse thief, the gambler, and the republican who, for the sake of an office, would endorse Brady and swallow repudiation just because a corrupt political machine has control of the party. It requires the same kind of philosophy to justify the three rascals. One is as dishonest as the other. An effort will be made to whip Latah county into line for James H. Brady for governor. Brady has the power and he will use it to compel every other aspiring candidate for any office to line up for him. And in spite of the fact that Brady is an unfit man, and his election would amount to nothing short of a public calamity to this state, there will be those who will force a recommendation for Brady from the republican county convention, if they can. C. J, Munson has already declared himself. The Moscow Post has also swung into line and it is plain which way the wind is blowing among the office seekers. The Palouse Republic says that about forty boys of that town have joined an anti-swearing league. Now, if these boys will just stay with their solve, they will do themselves a kind ness that will make them proud of themselves as long as they live. Noth ing detracts more from boys, and men, too, for that matter, than vulgar ity and foul utterances. And there is probably no man, cursed with the habit of uttering oaths, who would not be glad if he were rid of the desire say things abhorant to ladies and fined men. _ —,-- - , 0rcha ™ has plead guilty and , ang- the last he has stood stead !• y " y . k' s aw f u i confession, death failing t0 shake his declaration V 131 16 *? as t0 ^ 'J 16 truth. And as the < ^f y *? ^' s execut ' on draws near belief " e ^ las 'J 16 ' ru 'h wiil take hold 'he people until few will doubt it. H '' e( ^ ne i'her Richardson nor ^ arT< ? w '. ' wo °f 'he most critical law yers ,' n coun 'ry, discovered the ™ w in !*' s narrativ, '- Not once did he con ' ra< iict himself; not once was his slory . ever disproven. And while those lna Phcated were set free by juries there T 1 . a ways he room for doubt 'h eir innocence. truth ' re to re must 3S to Orchard has told tne The recent high water ought to , , con vince most people that it pays in the end to build substantial roads bridges in the start. and It costs a Utile more m the beginning, but is cheaper in the end. WILL IT PAY TO PATRONIZE HOME INDUSTRY ? ? ? ? We find that during the year 1907 we paid out for labor and salaries about $85,000.00. Is this not a convincing fact that a dollar spent with us means dollar left at home? And a dollar spent at home is surely easier to get hold of again than if it were sent Don't forget to let us figure with you on your a a away. building material. Special reduction on doors and windows. For good work and reasonable prices see The Troy Lumber & Mfg. Co. \ All parties having unpaid ac counts with the undersigned will please call and settle same either by cash or note prior to Feb'y 1st, as I am desirous of having all accounts settled by that time. Very respectfully, OSCAR LARSON. TIME TA BLE W. I. & M. BflILWflT C WEST BOUND EAST BOUND Dally No. 3 Daily No, 1 LibIIjvNoT Daily No 2 Distance from Palouse to 0 STATION Ar Palouse Kennedy Frd. | 8:50 Lv Potlatch Ar Potlatch Princeton Harvard Summit Stanford Avon Ly Deary Cornell Bovell Lv! 8:80 A M 3SO P Ï 3:10 P M 7:35 A M 7 7:48 7:17 4:00 11 7:10 4:01 Ar: 9:00 Lvj 9:10 I 9)22 j 9:42 j 10:04 j 10:16 110:22 Ar 10:85 j 10:55 A M j 11:20 11 2:23 2:12 14 20 1:57 25 1:40 29 1:20 81 1:20 i 84 1:05 P M 12:45 12:20 47 WINE I have just received a shipment of Caliornia Wine and for quality is fine, which I am going to sell for just 1 ba Jiîi?Â Sherr y. Angelica, and Riesling. A trial «dl satisfy the most exacting that this wine is No. L It's fine. Try a gallon. C. W. TOMPSON.