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VOL XIX. NO. io MONTPELIER, IDAHO, FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 1913 q. NEW ADMINISTRATION TAKES CHARGE OF AFFAIRS 9 Mayor Gough Announces His Appointments-By ron Nelson is Chief of Police-Cruikshank is Elected President of the Council. The new city administration took formal charge of the reins of gov ernment Wednesday night, which tune the council met in tiret cil. st ed of had ner and and er, pro to in to to reg ular session with Mayor Gough presiding and all oonnoilmen pres ent except Hutchins, who is in Salt Lake, Upon calling the coun cil to order, Mayor Gough read an address in which he briefly set - forth his views on some of the important measures which are to come before the council for consid eration. His address which' was ordered filed with the clerk, is as follows: Gentlemen of the City Council :—You have been selected by the unanimous consent of the electors of your respec tive wards to represent them in this council for the ensuing two years. This expression of ponfidence speaks well for you and indicates a desire on the part of oar citizens for a united and har monions administration in all matters pertaining to the general welfare of oar city and the people thereof, assume our duties with a firm resolve to perform the same well and faith fully—pnt aside all personal interests and selfish motive, if any, and have but " one object in view—efficient service. We are at the dawn of a new day for oar little city. Modern advantages and conveniences are fast displacing pio neer conditions and hardships. Sub stantial business blocks and residences are taking the places of the old shacks of a few years ago; a new spirit is man ifested in our commercial life: marked improvements and advancements have been made in our school system, and clubs, churches and lodges are exert ing important influences for the better in our social, moral and intellectual life. All of these betterments are ac companied by additional duties, respon sibilities and obligations, and the work required of this administration will be •long more advanced lines than has heretofore obtained in our city. Permit me at this time to refer brief ly to some of the more important work required of us. As a matter of information, our city is in good financial condition. It is estimated that the cash on hand and tne amonnt dne the first of next Jaly from the last payment of 1912 taxes will pay the balance of the present fiscal year's indebtedness and practic ally all of the old ontstandlng warrant indebtedness of the city. So we will begin the next fiscal year with very little, if any, indebtedness aside from the ontstandlng water works bonds, and it is three years until a sinking fund is required for these bonds. The condition of the water with which onr municipal water system is supplied is not satisfactory. This is a matter reqniring onr beet efforts and a hearty «»operation on the part of every citizen of the city. Immediate steps mast be taken to enpply the people of this aity with good, pure water, revenue from the water system is suf ficient to justify it aud the health and comfort of the people demand it. The improvement of onr streets and side walke mast go forth with increased effort and these improvements should be substantial and permanent. There mast be a betterment of the sanitary conditions generally in the city, and in this connection I believe it will be well to make a preliminary in vestigation as to the feasibility of a good sewerage system. Sooth Tenth street should be opened, provided those who would be directly benefitted offer proper inducements. The public library ia justly entitled to some financial assistance from the l city. Let ns T» The city should contribute more lib erally to the Are department, and it should be made one of the important departments of the city. We are in need of better accomoda tions for the various city departments and I think it would be advisable to build a good substantial city hall. It could also be used for library purpose* The police service of the city should be efficient, to the end that law and order be maintained. There should be no excessive taxa tion, but economy must not prevail at the expense of the health and comfort of the people. I will communicate with you more fully from time to time with reference to the matters here noted and of such other matters as may arise for our con sideration. Respectfully submitted, A. B. Gough, Major. Th« mayor announced that the selection of a president of the tiret order of business would be the coun cil. CounciImen Robison nominal' ed Councilman Cruiksbank. His nomination was seconded, and there being no further nominations Mr. Cruiksbank was declared to be the unanimous choice of the council for president. The mayor then submitted the following appointments: Chief of Police and ex-oflioio Overseer of Streets—Byron Nelson. Night Police—Fergus Brown. Attorney— Chas. E Harris. Physician—Dr. Poynter. Chief of Fire Department—A. E. Thiel. Building Inspector—Jos McCart. Sexton of Cemetery—Fred Sar bach. The appointments were promptly confirmed. The mayor announced that he would not appoint a superintendent of water works at this time as he had in mind a change in the man ner of handling this department, and therefore would withhold this appointment for a short time. The outstanding committees were announced by the mayor as follows: Finance—Cruikshank, Robison and Taylor. Qeneral Improvements—Taylor Malone and Toomer. Streets—Hutchins, Taylor and Cruikshank. Water Works—Malone, Cruik shank and Taylor. Law and Order—Robison, Cruik shank and Taylor Ordinances and printing—Toom er, Robison and Hutchins. R. A. White appeared before the council and asked permission to place a lunch oar 9x10 feet in di mension, at some point on Main street. The question was discussed pro and con, but action on the ques tion was deferred until the next meeting of the council. Wm. Pendrey asked permission to install a watering trough for horses and a sanitary drinking fountain for people on Main street in front of his plumbing shop. The request was referred to the general improvement committee with power to act. The Mayor notified Officer Nelson to see that all wooden sidewalks, which are in bad condition, be re paired sufficiently to last until it is determined what is to be done in the way of constructing cement walks. On motion it was ordered that the building now used as a fire sta tion and council chamber be rented for another year at 915 per month. The clerk was instructed to ad vertise for bids for sprinkling the streets for the ensuing year. Mr. Cruikshank was granted per mission to erect an electno sign in front of the Rex Theatre. Walter Phelpa and 11 others petitioned the council to install a small electric light at the corner of Eighth and Webster street, Mr. Phelps agreeing to turn the light on and off, if installed. The peti tion wrs referred to the general ira. provement committee. There being no farther busiuess the council adjourned until next Wednesday night. is is a a it a the here for ing til H. L. has of is to the be on ty ty lib it to It and at more such con IDAHO DEMOCRATS MUST GET TOGETHER Washington, April 16.—Idaho démocrate must bury factionalism and get together or they will get no federal plums. This is the ul timatum of the administration and with it goes the announcement that Idaho appointments will be made immediately. The adminis tration is heartily disgust«! with the fational quarrel in Idaho and believes no sound organization can be built up unless harmony ia. re stored. no the JUST WAIT TILL THE LONDON SUFFRAGETTES GET AN AIRSHIP. o C 3 # I o O o «Ä $ IÜ i'll 'a ■XT* m * 4 W?/ I 1% ••• •fesM a / i d/m —Fsk In Nm Yerk Kvenmg Dun. TWO GAR LOADS OF FORDS ARRIVE to a a Sixteen new Ford oars arrived here during the past week and Fred Cruikshank, the local representative for the Fords, reports that ten wore already spoken for—nine in Mont pelier and one in Soda Springs Fred says "the Ford fever" is work ing on quite a number of Mont pelierites and be thinks it will be only a matter of a week or two un til the remaining six cars are «old. Following are the names of those who are now learning the art of manipulating the benzine buggies: H. B. \yhitman, Vincent Bros., L. B. Levericb, Tom Stephens, Wm. Hunter, Cbas. Page, R. T. Dennis, John Lantry and Charlie Brown of Liberty. Bob Sneddon has also joined the bunch who will help to keep the wolf from the door of John D Rockefellow in his old age, by burning more or less gaso line, having bought George Dana's car. Before the end of this season, it is believed that there will be close to 76 autos in Bear Lake oounty. This means that something like 91000 will go into the slate good road fund from thia county, under the provisions of the new law. Now the only way that this county can derive any benefit from that sum for good roads, will be for the people to vote bonds for improving the highways. In that event 70 percent of the $1300, or 91,120 would be returned to thia county to be used solely for paying interest on the bonds. The number of autos in the coun ty is certain to increase rapidly in the future, and we feel safe in say ing that within three years 70 per cent of the auto license in this coun ty will amount to |2,000. That would pay the interest on 0 per cent bonds to the amount of about 934.000. If the auto owners are willing to go that far toward securing good roads in the county, the balance of the taxpayers ought to be willing to do aa much. This would mesa that the county oonld be bonded for 965.000, and that amount expended judiciously would put the roads of Bear Lake oounty in excellent con dition. CHANGE AT THE C W. k IL CO. A change wae made this week in the management of the 0. W. & M. Co., at thia place, Mr. O. D. Mer rill, who tendered hie resignation a few days ago, being succeeded by Mr. M. B. Cherry, who has been cashier for the company here for the past seven or eight years. Mr. Merrill will shortly remove bis fam ily to his ranch near Downey. The "Judge", as Mr. Cherry is familiarly known, is well fitted for the duties of manager. He ia a good business man, has a thorough knowledge of the company'« affaira at this place and enjoy* a wide ac quaintance throughout the oounty. The Examiner joins with hie many friends in extending congratulations to the "Judge" upon his deserved promotion, good there is no question. re That he will make LET'S ORGANIZE A BASE BALL TEAM There is considerable talk among the base ball fan* of organizing a team here this year, and we under stand there ia auffioient "material" to make up a cracker jack amateur team. There are a number of ball players among the Phoenix Con struction (Co. and Utah Light & Power Co'a men. Then there is Charlie Locker, the old reliable first baseman, Laurence Spongberg, the south paw twirler and several other good home play ere. It would take aotne money to get a team in shape, as new anils would have to be purchased, the grand stand completed and tome other improvement# made on the diamond, but with the prospecta of a good team and the possibility of forming a league with Banoroft, Bods Springs, Grace, Cokevilleand Paris, there ought not to be any trouble id raising enough money to put a team in the field in good shape. With the large number of extra men who will be working in Mont pelier and vicinity this summer, a good attendance st the games could be depended upon. The Examiner will contribute its mite toward equipping a team and we hope some of the enthusiastic fans will push the organization along. COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEET. The county commissioners were in session two days this week and adjourned until April 24. A oar load of culverta were or dered from Beall A Co., to be used in replacing the old wooden culverts on the public roads. The petition of the citizens of Bern to change the public road leading from Bern to Montpelier was granted. The change will re quire the construction of another bridge over Bear river, and the U tab Light A Power Co., has agreed to pay 93,000 toward the building of said bridge. The people of Bern have also agreed to coo struct a bridge over the outlet on said new road, furnish the right of way, do all necessary fencing, build all grades and otherwise place the road in good condition sod maintain it for a period of two years without cost to the county. The offer of Mr. Ireland, agent for Beall A Co., to demonstrate the efficiency of the gasoline road ma chine without cost to the county, was accepted. Demonstrations will be given at several pointa m the county, commencing about May 22. Compensation for road work was fixed as follows: Deputy road over, seer, single haaded, 92.60 a day; mao, single handed, 92 00 a day; a is a man with team 94.00 a day. A large number of bills against the county were allowed on the road and bridge and current expense funds. The proceeding# trill be publish ed in full next week. Boost for a base ball team for Montpelier. a SCHOOL ELECTIONS NEXT MONDAY On Monday, April 91, elections will lie held in all the achool dis tricts of the county (or the purpose of electing one trustee in each di9 triot and voting a special tax, if the people of the districts find it necessary in order to oonduct the schools for the required length of time during the ensuing year. The people should take an interest in this election as it is important that the management of the achools should be in competent bands, and none should hesitate about voting the necessary special tax in order to keep the schools up to the very highest standard. As all property this year will be assessed on the cash valuation basis and the lax levies made on that basis, instead of the 40 per cent basis, as last year, it will not quire a very large special tax in any district to raise a sufficient sum, in addition to the regular school tax, to cover the needs of the schools. Owing to the change in the re venue law, it was intended to amend the law which fixes l '> mills as the maximum levy which can be voted by any district, amended by the houae, but the bill got lost somewhere in the shuttle in the senate and consequently the old taw remains unchanged. Informa tion to this effect was received from Attorney General Peterson this week. However, it will hardly be nec essary for any district to vote a 16 mill special tax this year, owing to the fact that the levies are to he made on the cash valuation of all property. re The law wss REVENUE FROM WATER SYSTEM SHOWS WELL Figure« furnished by Water Super intendent Holm«* during his admin istration show tiiat the water system Is rapidly becoming a good revenue producer for the city, as tfie water script baa practically all been taken up. W« will not give hla figures for each month during bis administra tion, but to show the difference in cash collections now and two years ago we give the following: Cash collected for water ser vice for month of May 1911 9 6 So ... 42 an ... w uu For May 1912. For March 1918..... . Script collected for May 1911.. 822 SO .... 42 80 ... 86 00 For May 1912. For March, 1913 . The total receipts from the water system from May 1, 1911 to April 1, 1918, as shown by Mr. Holm««' books are aa follows: ('ash received from railroad 94,862 10 company Cash from other patrons .... 1,716 80 Gash for tapping main» . .. 1,807 7u 98,006 80 Total cash Total script for water service 4.388 70 Title makes s grand total of $ 12.392 received by Mr. Holmes during hie term sa superintendent. It covers a period of 28 months, except the re ceipt* from the railroad company, which are for two fuit years. Within another year the patrons wilt ail he paying each, as there Is hut little water script outstanding. When the script is all taken up, the water sys tem will bring in a monthly of about |4il0, exclusive of mad company. revenue tfie rail SCHOOL BOARD ELECTS TEACHERS FOR NEXT YEAR 5 rof, Stevenson Retained as Superintendent with an Increase in Salary-Slight Increase in Salaries of Grade Teachers. Tbs Montpelier school Ward has re-elected those of the present corps of teachers who desire to return neat year. The list includes Super intendent Stevenson, who was re elected some time ago and his sal ary Naed at 91600 far the year, an increase oi MOO. Mr Stevenson was offered a position in the Boise High School at a salary of 9161)0, but preferred to remain here at the same salary, and aa he ia doing ex cedent work in our schools the board did not hesitate to give him the increase necessary to retain him another year. This salary la, if anything, below the average paid school superintendents in other towns of the state the sise of Mont pelier. The board also raised the salaries of the high school teachers 96 per month each and the grade teachers 9* 60 |M«r month eaoh, making a total increase of 9I6UO in the salary list nest year. Of the present corps of teachers, Mias Jackson, Miss Davis and Mrs. I,arm'll were not applicants for re. election. Owing to her health Miss Jackson was oom|>elled to seek a a position in a lower altitude. Miss Davis decided not to leach neat term as her health has not been good the past year. Mrs. I^rsen LAW GOVERNING LABELING OF URD Thu state pure food and sanitary department has Issued a circular callliiK attention to the provisions of the iaw relative to the protection of fresh meats during the warm weath - er, and also to the n*w law requiring the net weight of lard to be stani(>ed on all buckets containing same. Ths department will see that these laws are strictly enforced. Following are the provisions of the taw : "I shall be unlawful for any person or persons, corporation or corpora tions aforesaid, or any othsr person at all to sell or expose for sale any fresh meat, game or fish which lias iMinn In any way ex|>oaed to the dust, flies or Insecte or any other cause of contamination and all such food stuffs while on sale must be at all times thoroly protected from contam ination from any cause." "I shall be unlawful for any person or persons, corporation or corpora tions to keep or maintain any mar kets, meal stands or meat shops In any unclean and unsanitary condi tion. Said maiketa, meat stands and meat shops must be screened ia a proper manner, and any meat, fish or fowl, which la found upon Inspec tion, unfit for food,-shall be con demned." Any vlolatlou of thé above provis ions Is punishable by fine not exceed ing 1100 and not less than 91&. The provisions of the new weights aud measures law which went Into effect on March Ittb, last, makes it a misdemeanor for any dealer to sell lard III packages or containers with out the net weight being plainly stated on the main label m black let ters at least a quarter of an inch high Ths weight must he spelled cot and not In figures The section of the new law requiring this reads aa fol lows: "Hection 18. Kach pall or package of lard, lard compound or lard sub stitute offered or exposed for scie In the State of Idaho, shall have the net weight plainly stamped upon the main label In black letters not leas than a quartet of an Inch high,'' 1, Alvin H. Uiiee, treasurer of the Ad vance Motion Picture company in Chicago, furnishes interesting dut* on the grow tit of the motion picture business. "At the pr«seut time", ssys Mr. Giles, "ths American peo ple are spending 9600.0UO daily on motion picture shows. Every day in the United State« more than 6,900,OWt people go to see moving picture shows and spend usually one hour. There are at least 20,000 of tbese show houses 10 80 7u 80 70 a he in the United Htatea and the Inc r ea m » averages from 80 to 70 a week. There are In ths United (Mates 300,000 per sons engaged directly or indirect lylu the moving picture business. Ths business represents an Inve nt m eet of gMIMMO.CUti" has Keen elected to a position in tbs l'rsston schools. The high school teachers who Pratt, were re-elected are the Mil Bathe and Reed. The grads teachers are B. K. Farnsworth, Mrs. Parkins, and the Misses Davidson, Kidd, Stuart, Pearce, I-aurideen and Walker. Mies Gwinn of Shoshone, who taught here two years ago, will re turn next year. Rulon Y. Robison at present mu sical director at Fielding Academy, baa accepted the position of musical director and Instructor in manuel training in the schools next year. There are three teachers yet to be chosen, including the domestic science teacher, if the number is not increased. As several of the grad« a are now overcrowded and the indi oationa are that there will he quite an increase in the school populati* a next year, it is quite probable that an additional teacher will have to he employed. Prof. Peterson of the state uni. varsity, who visited the high school last Friday, reported that the work being done bare is fully up the av. crags of the high schools in the state, with the possible exception of two or three towns. PEOPLE WILL NOW ELECT SENATORS Washington, D. C„ April, IS— There la no man In eongreaa who ia entitled to mors ersdit for the law •mending tbaoonstitution to pro vida for the election of United Mutes senators by direct vole than Senator Borah of Idaho. Ever Since be en tered the Senate be has been an ag gressive advocate of the propueed change which baa been ander con sideration at different time# for oear ly a hundred yeare. Just aa Senator Hey burn was able to force the enactment of the Pare Food bill after repeated attempt# had been made covering a period of twenty years, Senator Borah baa forced the enactment of a Uw amend ing the constitution as above Indi cated. With the term commencing Msreb 4, 1916, every man to ha chosen to the senate, mast now be elected by the people. Many legislatures have adjourned until 1916, and in these states some confusion may result, but Senator Borah, "one of the best constitutional lawyers in the sen ate" referred to by the Wash ington Poet—said that all subse quent elections now must «Am# an der this amendment. Special ses sions of the legislature will he urg ed in many state# to prépara the machinery for senatorial elections. Discussing the importance of the amendment, Mr. Borah said; "It will do away with deadlocks and scandals In state legislature«, and wilt remove the corrupting infio* eneea that have dona so mach to destroy the confidence of the peo ple in their legislature«. It is safe to say that nine-tenths of the cor. raptiou engendered in Mate legisla tures has im source la senatorial election*. "It will enable the people to fleet •täte legislature« on well defined state iaeuea, disentangled from alorial elections, and enable the people to elect UiuledJ State« sen ators os well defined national iss u e « disentangled from matter* of local legislation. In other words, it will give a free scope ia this feats re of the gov er n m ent to the rep principles of our government. . "The ratification of this amewd UMive t demonstrates alter all it is not so difficult to amend the eons tun. » lien. When the people are thor ought* aroused aud are thoroaghly interested they can make eoaform to their d ee ire a promptly and rapidly."