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MONTPELIER EXAMINER
VOL. XV
MONTPELIER, IDAHO, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, »9«9
[No. 3
0. S. L. MAKES CHANGE IN
DIVISION SUPERINTENDENTS
Olmstead Goes to Montana Division and
Jones Takes Idaho Division— Other
Railroad News.
G H. Oliuitead, formirly siper
intendenl of the Idaho division of
the Oregon Short Line, who, about
three months ago, was obliged to
give up his work on account of a
general breakdown due to overwork,
and who has since been ill in a Salt
Lake hospital, is now ablet» resume
his duties. An order was issued
last Friday from the general offices
of the O. S. L., signed by General
Superintendent Davis, appointing
Mr. Olinsttad superintendent of the
Montana division, with headquar
ters at Pocatello
All ilher order traris'ers \V. II
Jones, formerly superintendent of
the Montana division but who has
beepaciiner superintendent ot the
ldahu division, to. ihe superinlen
deney of the Idaho division.
R. Armstrong, who, since the ill
ness of Mr. Olins'ead, has been an.
ing superintendent of the Montana
division, has been Appointed assist
ant superintendent of the Idaho
division under Superintendent Jones
The various orders went into effect
o.i Feb. l«t.
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A new railroad order issued Jan.
17 and now in effect on all divisions
of the Union Pacific system between
Omaha and Ogden reserves passen
ger tra ils Nos. 1 and 2, known as
the Overland Limited, entirely for
thiough and interstate traffic, says
the Evanston News R-gister. No
passes, second class or emigrant tic
kets will be honored on these trains.
Westbouud passengers ticketed to
Council Bluffs, Iowa, will be ticket
el to any point where the fast train
slops in Nebraska, and passengers
from Omiha and other points in
Ntbraska will be ticketed on this
train to any point in Wyoming,
Ulan or other wi stern stales where
the train is scheduled to stop. Pas |
sengers will not be alluwed to board
COUNTY SCHOOL TRUSTEES OPPOSE
THE CONSOLIDATION OF DISTRICTS
Plan was Discussed at a Meeting Held, in Paris
Last Saturday-Pass Resolution Disapprov
ing Reduction of School Levy.
At the cail of the county snpei in
tendent, the school trustees of Bear
Lake county met in the court house
last Saturday. a
With the exception of five, all the
districts of the county were we 1
represented by energetic,'intelligent
ladies and g> ntlemun who are work,
ing for the good of the children of
their respective districts and lor the
interest ot all the childien of the
Amor g other questions discussed,
that of the consoli ation of the |
county.
school districts of Bear Lake «out ty
w is the most important.
question was taken up and thorough
ly discussed from all points of view.
It was decided that we are not ready
t >r this moveme it yet, aud that if
the question arises iu the legislature
tl at we inayuct our representatives
that the trustees of Brar Lake
county; representing the people of
their district, are emphatically op
posed to consolidation.
A resolution, disapproving the ,
action of the old board of commis-!
j _ _
reducing the county
tfc boo I |j be vjr, was presented to the
meeting >by J2'. J. Haddock, one of
gm. Bloomington, trustees. The
This
sioi ers in
the tram at one point in any one
state, ticketed for another point
within the boundaries of the same
rt.te, no matter whether the trains
are scheduled to stop at the second
point or not. To accommodai, e
local state traffic, however, a chair
car has been attached to both the
east arid westbound Overland Limit
ed trains. Trains Nos. 3 and 9 and
and 10 will stop at all points along
the line for local traffic.
The railroad company put on a
crew last week, says the McCammon
Banner, to survey the grade for a
double trick between the Junction
City and Pocatello, and it is expect
ed that graling will commence by
the first of May. Both the Utah
and Idaho divisions use the one
track between those two points, and
traffic has increased so tunch of late
years that it is now difficult to get
trains over that 27-mile stretch of
road
anything like schedule
on
time.
Los Angelas, Cal., Jan. 30.—•
Mark B. llamble, a Southern Pacif
ic conductor, received a verdict for
uaiuages in the federal court here to
day of $19,000 against the Santa Fe
Railroad company for personal in
juries sustained in a wreck at Teha
chapi in February, 1903, in a com.
binatiou Southern Pacific and Santa
Fe track. He sued for $25,000.
llamble was injured when a Santa
Fe tram -collided with his own
Notice-of appeal from ihe finding
wa * 8 iven - Ah a ^ tln g inte
rests of railroad employes, this is
considered one of ihe most impor
courts of the United States in y
past.
tant verdicts rendered in many
years, for it is understood that
"probably 500 cases of a like char-j,
acter have boen non-suited in the
ears
resolution was unanimously adopt
ed and E J. Haddock, James Poul
son and J. J. Crane were appointed
a committee to present the résolu.
tion to the county commissioners
at their next meeting. T.he resolu
lion is as follows:
"Be it resolved, by the school
trustees of Bear Lake county, in
convention assembled that we dis
approve of the action of the last
board of county commissioners in
cutting down the county levy for
| 8ub ° o1 P ur P 08fi8 . and be it further
Resolved, That we ask and en.
commissioners to raise the general
We see in the General County
levy the most just and equitable tax
for raising the school money, for
ibis tax falls on the corporations
such as the railrra 1, telephone, aud
electric companies, as well as on
ihe poor people; whereas the special
tax can reach them only, in a very
, ^ ew districts,
A lar K e majority of the schools
in the county are suffering for lack
of m 7 After g etu,,| all the
g p^.; a i taxes it seems possible to
they can only run 5 or 0 mouths
schooL"
treat our present board of eouuty
school levy to at least 7.5 mills.
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ÜA^fKlgWT.BY CUHtOINST, O. c"
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BARONESS TAKAHIRA, WIFE Of THE JAPANESE AMBASSADOR.
The wife of the Japanese ambassador Is one of the best dressed woman
In Washington. (She Is also a great favorite In society at the capital. 8lie
has traveled extensively and Is well acquainted with nearly all the European
diplomats. Ambassador Takablra and his wife have given some of the us.
elaborate dinners and receptions held In Wuslilugton this season.
A LETTER FROM THE
LAND OF THE TURK
Jode Phelps Writes about Customs of
the Sultan's Subjects--Thinks Con
ditions are Improving There.
J. ■<). Phelps of thi6 city, who is
now in Turkey on a mission, write«
the following letter to the Examiner
Turk
light
as
and
from Ain tab, Turkey, under date of
January 10:
Editor Examiner—Perhaps it
would be interesting to your read
ers to hear of the news of the other
side of the globe. It has only been
for the last six months that matLr
nese
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of this kind would pass the Turkish
postoffice censor's scrutiny, as the
Turk is a very quiet fellow and does
not care to know about things out
side bis little realm, nor does he ,f
care to have his own life made pub
lic. But a new light has dawned
on the Orient and some of the old
cap,
the
notions are being replaced by new
ones, so that in 1909 we find a new
regime in vogue.
out
ing
a
the
of
The great massacre of 189 has
had an effect on most of the people
here, and some are disposed to look
upon the new freedom in suspicion,
but the more enlightned and ener
getic class have pledged their lives
to the upholding of the new govern
ment. Bqt however fast the people
are striding to the front, at the same
time there exists among them cer.
tain old fads and ideas that are
bound to hold sway as long as there
The same old or
ceremonies that existed »re
is a Turk left.
marriage
among the people 500 years ago, are
may be found today, with perhaps P°
a little addition of European finery, t
which does not take very well * B
among the real Turks.
But,
as you know, about one
third of the population here is!'
Armenian and all "ala franka" j ,n
ideas and customs are to be credited
But what I want to he
t> the laf.er.
tell you about just now is tbe des
cendant of the old Tartars that came
from'central china and after taking!
Constantinople from the Romans ; r
set up a monarchy which bai had its j
ups and downs for the last few cen
turies, the most of them being downs,
Many people suppose that the
Turk is much darker than the Cau
casian, but you will find them as
light as any European and well
might an American girl eriyy an
Islam maid of her complexion, but
as a rule they are somewhat dark
and show their relation to the Chi
nese in many ways.
The dress of the men is yery
queer in the eyes of those unacus
tomed to seeing trousers-with 10 to
12 yards of material in them. They
wear a belt composed of about 12
,f eet of 36-inch material wrapped
around the body. The fes, or red
cap, has a white or green cloth
wrapped around it, according to
the station of the wearer, until it
stands out about 2 or 3 inches on
each side. But this is fast going
out of style and many wear noth
ing at all around the cap.
The women dress very plain.
Their costume is made by binding
a large black or colored bed spread
affair around the waist by a cord.
They then pull the outer part up
over their heads, thus enveloping
the whole body in one large piece
of gooçlg.
curiosities here is the "honioros
or Turkish baths, some of which
»re hundreds of years old. They
Perhaps one of the greatest of
are buili underground for the pur
P° 8e of belter retaining the heat, as
t be y are heated by furnaces, there
* B oue l ar g e room in one end of the
establishment, around which are
8raalt dressing rooms or booths,
where the bather removes his cloth.
is!'
j ,n 8
warin roora where he may rest or if
he wishes to prespire he may go iu
farther and farther until the heat
He is then led to a large,
prespiring 20 or 30 minutes, he l
; r ubbed thoroughly by a servant
j then after rinsing well with hot
water he is covered with soap sudsj
and rubbed well. This operation
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becomes almost unbearable. Afte
WILL NOT INCREASE
CITY'S LIGHT EXPENSE
Council Decides to Cut Out the Six Arc
Lights That were on Free List but
for which Ca now Wants Pay.
/ At the meeting of the city coun ■
eil last Thursday night a uommuni-;
cation was read from the Bear Lake
Power compauy calling the council'«!
attention to the fact that the time
had expired for which the six arc,
lights were to be furnished to the)
city free of charge under the pro-^
visions of the Slusser franchise, and
asking what action the council
wished to take in the matter. The!
communication staled that the com
pany would furnish the six lights in
the future at the rate of $7.50 a
mouth per light. After some dis
cussion on the question, in which
the council men expressed themselves
as being opposed to increasing the
city's light bill to the extent of $45
a month, the matter was referred to !
the street committee with instruc-|
tions to have six arc lights cut out,
the lights to be removed from such
points as, in the committee's judg
ment, were of the least benefit to

the people,
■ > Tl.ff police judge reported that
$175 in fines had been collected for
the year ending Deo. 31, 1908.
The chief of police reported $128
collected in fines and licenses during
the month of December.
The supi rinte .dent of water
works reported that there had been
collected $367 for tapping water
mams and there was still due the
city from that source the sum of
- ' u • , . a .u . .u -
$80. He also reported that there
was still due the city $100 for j
lateral extensions last year.
is repeated once oi twice more, and
after a shower bath be is conducted
back to the dressing rooms, where
he is wrapped with large Turkish
towels, for which this country is
famous. The usual price that a
native pays for his bath is from 2
5 cents. These baths are conducted
in the daytime for women and at
uight for men.
There is generally a "barber in
connection" who does the tousorial
act. But to see the barber in all
his grandeur you should visit his
"paw las". It doesn't require long
to take an inventory. There are
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FINDS A
MOSES TO LEAD IT OUT OF DARKNESS
After Much Discussion Members Decide to Con
tinue the Organizaton and Elect New Set
of Officers, with Mose Lewis at Head .
T
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of
The Chamlier of Commerce which
has been slumbering for the past
ten months, has once more taken on
a new lease of life and it is belieyed
that a Moses has been found who
will lead the organization out of
darkness into the open ligljt of ac
tivity.
At a meeting of the Chamber of
commerce Wednesday night the
question o( disbanding was threshed
over for about the 'steenth time.
Several members present were in
favor of this move, which was about
to be decided upon, when Mose
Lewie arrived on the scena and took
a decided stand against such action.
In his usual happy manner Mose
converted several to bis way of
thinking and it was finally voted to
keep ou trying to dj something foi
the good of Montpelier. This
question settled, new officers were
then elected as follows:
President—Mose Lewis.
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The citv attorney was instructed
to draft a memorial to be forwarded
to the secretary of agriculture at
Washington, asking the goyernn ent
to take such steps as may be within
its power to prevent the destruction
of the forest and denuding tl e
watershed in and about the head,
waters of Montpelier creek; also to
prevent the polluting of the waters
of said creek by prohibiting the
grannig of live stock in about the
headwaters of the creek.
This action was taken by the
council in the hope of being able to
preserve the purity of the city's
water supply.
*«• it8 regular meeting next Tl.urs
^ a y 1 *ght lo appoint a registrar and
judges of election for each of the
tliree wards in the city for the
Election to be held on Tuesday,
It will be the duty of the council»
April 5. The law proyides that
registrars for city elections shall bo
at their places of registration on the
four Saturdays next preceding the
day of election and registration on
other days during the same period
shall be under the same regulations
as are provided by law for state and
county legislation.
In accordance with these pro.
\Dions the registration for iLe
comln g oity election will begin on
0 . , -, . ,
Saturday, March 13 and continue
.
U P lo an ^ including Saturday, April
3.
two or three wash basins, with a
niche cut out of one side to fit up
under the chin, a bench affair which
extends all around the edge of the
room, while on the walls are hung
a number of "razors'*, and last but
not least a small boy to hold yom
hat and ask you how much it cost,
as he puts out his hand for a "bak
shesh". Well, this barber doesn't
care whether he uses water or not,
but he "hoes away" until ho gets
your whiskers all off. For this you
pay 10 cents, that is if there is only
one boy there to hold your bat.
(Continued on last page)
Vice President—Herman Hoff.
J Treasurer— E. M. Stewart. J
/•"These Three" officers"* wïÏÏÎ Dr.
Poynterand C. E. Wright will con
stitute the board of directors for
the ensuing year. The directors
{unanimously re-elected J. A. Bar
Irett, secretary.
* After the discussion of soycral
questions of interest to the organi.
Ration, it was decided that the 100th
anniversary of Lincoln's birth
Mhould be observed by the Chamber
of Commerce next Fiiday night in
the club looms, to which all mem
bers are cordially invited. A short
program will probably be arranged
after which the members will in
dulge in a smoker and luncheon.
The committee which was appoint,
ed to arrange for the entertainment
and lunch ptoinise that the affair
iwill be one well worth attending.
\Every member should be present at
qbe club rooms next Friday night.
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