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Prohibition in Idaho Will Then be the Real Ar
ticle-Provisions of the Senate Bill Which
Will Make Idaho "Dry as a Bone.
When Idaho becomes a prohibition
district January 1,1916, as provided
by the terms of house bill No. 142,
which passed the senate last week
This bill, which governs
and was transmitted to the governor
for his signature, and the terms of
senate bill No. 50, which also passed
the legislature and makes enforce
ment of statewide prohibition possible
this state will probably be under the
Strictest dry laws ever enacted by a
state in the Union. If the constitu
tional prohibition amendment is act
ed on favorably in the fall of 1916,
amending the constitution of the
state to make Idaho permanently
prohibitioil territory, the last word
in dry legislation will have been said
in this state and the saloon banished
The statewide prohibition enact
ment, house bill No. 142, as it is
familiarly known, merely declares
that on and after January 1, 1916,
Idaho will be a prohibition district.
It is the terms of senate bill No. 50
that then apply and which have the
"teeth. 1
and lays down the terms under which
a prohibition district may operate in
this state is so strict as to make it
unlawful for any person, firm, com
pany, corporation or agent to have
in his or its possession any intoxicat
ing liquors of any kind for any use
except for sacramental, medicinal or
scientifiic or mechanical purposes.
"A prohibition district within the
meaning of this act," says section 1
of this measure to be spread on the
, statute books, "and all other acts
regulating or prohibiting the traffic
in intoxicating liquors shall be any
county or corporated city or village
wherein the manufacture, sale, pos
session keeping for sale, transporta
tion for sale or gift of intoxicating
liquors for beverage purposes is de
clared unlawful, whether such pro
hibition district be established by
constitutional amendment, legisla
tive enactment, adoption of the pro
visions of the local option law or by
refusal of municipal authorities or
county commissioners to grant saloon
The act then goes on to state it
will be unlawful for any "person,
firm, company or corporation, its
officers or agents, to sell, manufac
ture or dispose of any intoxicating
liquors of any kind within a prohibi
tion district," or "to have in his or
its possession" or to transport any
intoxicating liquors within a prohibi
tion district "unless the same was
procured and is so possessed and
transported" under a permit.
Before a pharmacist is authorized
to transport pure alcohol for scienti
fic or mechanical purposes or for com
pounding or preparing medicines, he
must first secure a permit for the
purpose from the probate court. To
secure this permit he must file with
that court a statement in writing,
given under oath, that he desires the
alcohol for scientific or mechanical
purposes, or compounding or preserv
ing medicine only in the county where
it is to be used, and if the court is
satisfied it ««ill issue a permit to him.
This permit is void for transportation
purposes after 20 days from date of
issuance and the court is required to
''keep a public record of all certificates
Jr„ The certificate must be attached to
remain affixed in a conspicuous
place upon any package containing
pure alcohol imported or shipped
within the state, and when so affixed
> authorizes any common carrier, per
son operating a boat or vehicle to
transport it, but before delivery the
permit must be defaced so it cannot
be used again. All transportation
are required to keep
open to inspec
tion, and it ia made unlawful for
to ridp alcohol or liquor to
or person.
Gamers hmç$f accept
wine for sacramental purposes when
the shipment is accompanied by a
certificate, and if no certificate is at
tached carriers are required to re
fuse the shipment. A record of these
shipments must also be kept.
To purchase alcohol for scientific
or mechanical purposes all persons
must apply to the probate court for
a permit for that purpose, and to
secure it one must show for what
use the alcohol is to be put, given
under oath. This permit will allow
the purchaser to secure the alcohol
from a pharmacist, who is also re
quired to keep a record of all per
It is made unlawful for any phar
macist to sell pure alcohol without a
permit or for any person to keep or
have in his possession any pure alco
hol unless the receptacle is labeled
with a copy of the permit. It is
made unlawful for any person own
ing, leasing or occupying or in pos
session or control of any building,
vehicle, car or boat to knowingly
permit therein or thereon the manu
facture, transportation, disposal or
the keeping of intoxicating liquor
with intent to manufacture, trans
port or dispose of it, and-it is unlaw
ful for any person to import, ship,
sell, transport, deliver, receive or
have in his possession any intoxicat
ing liquors.
To drink intoxicating liquors of
any kind in a prohibition district, in
a public place, on a passenger coach,
street car, boat, or in or about any
depot, platform or waiting room, is
made a misdemeanor, and this also
applies to drunkenness. Conviction
of violation of any of the provisions
of the act is punished by a fine of
not less than $50 nor more than $600,
and imprisonment in the county jail
for not less than 30 days, nor more
than six months. A second offense
is made "persistent violation" and a
felony punishable by imprisonment
in the state penitentiary at hard la
bor for not less than one year nor
more than two years. In case a phar
macist is convicted the court is re
quired "in addition to the penalty
provided by this act, to revoke his
license to practice pharmacy."
Issuance by the United States of
an internal revenue special tax stamp
to any person as a dealer in iritoxi
cating liquors is "prima facie evi
dence of the sale of intoxicating li
quors by such person during the time
tiie stamp or receipt is in force and
It shall be unlawful,
says the
for any person, firm, company,
corporation or agent to have in his
or its possession anv intoxicating li
quors of any kind for any use or pur
pose except the same shall have been
obtained and is so possessed under a
permit authorized by this act.
the event any part or portion of the
act is found unconstitutional later,
the invalidity in no way effects the
remaining portions.
The new board of directors of the
Blackfoot insane asylum met last
week and organized by electing
George H. Fisher of Bancroft as
chairman and L. E Dillingham of
Mackey as secretary.
As tbe board does net take offi
cial charge of the institution un
til tomorrow, no other business was
transacted except selecting a super
intendent, and Dr. D'Orr Poynter of
this city, was unanimously chosen
for that position. His appointment
will take effect at 10 o'clock tomorrow
morning, and the doctor went to
Blackfoot yesterday to be in readi
ness to assume his duties at the ap
pointed hour. Mrs. Poynter and
daugbter Ruth will remain in Mont
pelier until about the 5tb of April.
Upon the recommendation of Dr.
Poynter, the board appointed Mark
Dalrymple of this city, to the posi
tion of dairyman. Mark's duties
will be to look after the dairy herd
on the farm and-bave charge of tbe
big barn. Mark will be a good man
for that line of work. In fact, we
doubt if tbe board could have select
ed a man who would take gi
pride in that particular work
Mark. Since writing the
informed us that be was undecided
as to whether or not he would accept
the position.
above Mark
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Blackfoot, Idaho, Feb. 27.
My Dear Editor:—Last week's
Examiner, as well as this week's is
sue, once more brings very vividly
to my mind that time certainly "do
fly," as Josh Billings would say.
Yes, its more than twenty years now
siuce I landed in Montpelier, looking
for a chance to make a fortune with
no money to start on. The town at
that time was not so inviting as the
country around it was, but everyone
whom I met wanted me to start a
paper and encouraged me in every
way. It was not the first trial that
had been made, but the others had,
for one reason or another, been un
successful. In other words the town
was a sort of newspaper graveyard,
and while such a reputation general
ly gives a printer cold feet when
looking for a location, I confess it
had no terrors for me. I had al
ready started several newspapers in
such places and made them go, and
I felt I could in this case. There
was a part of an old plant there
which John Brennan had been in
veigled into putting three hundred
or more dollars into, and as he stood
no chance of ever getting any por
tion of his money out of it, unless he
could get some one to "agree" to
pay that much some time for it, he
gave me a show. John had very
little confidence that I would ever
be able to pay a $300 claim on the
material, but he wanted the town to
have a paper, so he took the chance.
On the 2nd of March, 1895 the first
issue came out, and from that small
beginning the present Examiner,
with its power press, power driven
job presses, and all the machinery
usually found in a modern office,
owes its existence.
At that time, as I remember,
there was not a brick structure in
town except the Washington school
building, and there was only one
stone house there, the old building
next to Stevens' new implement
house. There were no electric lights,
water system, high school, library,
nor a hundred other modern conven
iences, that the city now enjoys.
The east and west portions of the
town were as distinct in every way
from each other (except that all was
under one city government) as they
would have been if a dozen miles
apart. The people in one part of
the place did not know what those
of another portion were doing, and
few cared. Happily all that is passed
and the two portions are now rapid
ly growing into one solid, modern
city, a city which ought to have, and
will have before long, not leas than
flve thousand people.
The Examiner office in those days
occupied a sky scraper(?) of a build
ing back of Bob Gee's pool hall. The
building is now owned by the city
and is on its lot opposite the pavilion.
It was oar office, printing plant and
The act of congress prohibiting ail
persons from selling or giving away
habit-forming drugs without a physi
cian's perscription or under direct in
struction of a physician, went into ef
fect Monday. These drugs include
opium, cocaine, leaves or any com
pound, manufacture, salt derivative,
or preparation made from such drugs.
Remedies that cannot be dispensed
without a physician's orders include
those containing more than two
grains of opium or more than one
fourth of a grain of morphine, or one
eight of heroin or one grain of
Violators of the law are subjected
to a fine of not more than $2000 or
imprisonment for five years, or both.
A tax of $1 a year is fixed for all
who sell such drugB. Enforcement
of the law is vested in the commis
sioner of internal revenue, for which
$160,000 is provided.
Champions of the measure contend
it will greatly benefit the country at
large and the drug user in particu
lar, while others predict that it will
work unlimited harm to drug
The house pass bill was passed by
the senate Wednesday and was start
ed on iis last trip to the governor for
his approval. It was house bill No.
129, by Johnston, requiring common
carriers to give free transportation
to state officials, all passes to be so
given to be under the direction and
jurisdiction of the public utilities
commission of this state. The bill
was amended at one time to include
members of the legislature but later
this amendment was taken out. Aa
the bill passed it does not include
and sleeping room, and it was here
that the cats, named in last week's
paper, used to make Rome howl on
the fence behind the building. We
were not married then and we were
very(?) zealous of our night's rest.
From our first day in Montpelier
we have loved the old town and
all its people, and I am not cer
tain that either my wife or myself
will quite be satisfied to permanent
ly make our home at any other place,
when we finally settle down for the
balance of our lives.
I want to thank you for the com
pliments you paid me hi the last issue,
in speaking about it being the Exam
iner's birthday, and while I probably
never deserved all that you gave me
credit for, still I will say that it
wasn't any snap running that paper
during its infantile years, so to speak.
But it has survived long enough to
Ch.vs. E. Harms.
see a splendid little city grow up.
and the paper itself is and has long
been considered one of Idaho's
staunch and bright weeklies.
May you and the paper long con
tinue to prosper.
This year will see the erection of
at least two new business blocks on
Main street, beside the erection of
an implement house on Depot street
by the Farmers' Society of Equity.
The blocks referred to are to be
erected by L. B. Leverich and J. N.
Downing, and when completed there
will be a solid row of modern build
ings on the north side of Main, be
tween Ninth and Tenth streets.
Last week Mr. Leverich awarded
the contract for the erection of his
block to H. R. Shepherd & Son of
Paris. It will join the Cruikshank
block on the east and will have a
frontage of 46 feet on Main street,
with a depth of 190 feet. It is to
be two Btories with full basement
and will be modern in every partic
ular. Work is to commence on the
building by the 10th April and it is
to be completed by the first of next
September. It will be occupied by
Burrell & Thiel with their stock of
hardware, farming implements, etc.
While he has not yet let the con
tract for his building, Mr, Downing
has the plans drawn and will prob
ably be able to begin work on it by
the time construction is started on
the Leverich block. The erection
of this addition to the hotel, which
will have a frontage of 68 feet on
Main street, will necessitate the re
moval of the old frame building, in
which Mr. Downing began the hotel
business some 15 years ago. It
will be removed to the Mark Whit
man residence rite, which Mr.
Downing recently purchased from
Dr. Foynter. The old Whitman
residence will be moved to the east
side of the lot on which it now
stands, and the frame part of the
hotel will occupy the corner of the
lot. It will be remodeled and fitted
up as an apartment house.
The addition to the hotel will be
three stories. There will be two
store rooms on the ground floor,
while the second and third floors
will be used for sleeping rooms—18
on each floor, which will make a
total of 80 rooms in the hotel.
The erection of this addition will
mean a general remodeling of the
present hotel office and cafe, along
more modern lines.
These two new buildings will add
greatly to the appearance of Main
street, and calls to our mind tbe
change that has taken place in that
block since we came to Montpelier,
ten years ago last fall. At that time
the Hunter house, the present frame
part of the hotel and three small
frame residences "adorned 1
block. All of these but one (and it
local capital, with the poewbie ex
eeption of the interest held in the
First National bank building by two
or three of the outside stockholders.
and they are wertem men.
is soon to go) have been replaced
fer modern brick
all of which have been erected by
William H. Banks, a Pioneer of the West and
Gvil War Veteran, Died Tuesday Morning
-Came to Bear Lake in 1874.
William H. Bank* of this city, a
pioneer of the west and veteran of
the civil war, answered the final roll
call last Tuesday morning. He had
been ailing for some time with stom
ach tronble, but was confined to hia
bed only five days.
Mr. Banks was bom at Dousby,
Lincolnshire, England, on June 18,
1887, and had therefore not quite
reached the 78th milestone of life.
He grew to young manhood in hia
native town, and upon reaching the
proper age he entered the English
army, in which he served for three
years and six months.
He came to the United States in
1859, and located in Pennsylvania.
When the civil war broke out he en
listed in the Ninth Pennsylvania cav
alry, and was »«»on promoted to the
rank of captain. He serve«! three
years, during which time he was in
some of the hard campaigns of that
war. After being mustered out of
service, he joined the Mormon colo
ny at Florence, Neb., and from there
he drove a six-mule team across the
plains in the fall of 1868.
Washington, D. C„ March L—Tb*
following editorial from the Washing
ton, Post of this city I* sn indication of
how the «ngKsstlon that Henator H«»rah
of Idaho, would be a etrong candidate
In the prceidential race is being re
ceived by tbe eaetern press:
"Former Gov. Waruiouth of !.oul*t
ana, expreeaee the opinion that Henator
William K. Borah of Idaho, will lie
nominated for preehient i»y th« Be
publicans In 1914, and will bn elected
That is an opinion that is shared by
many leader* of tbe Republican party
in the east, weet aud south.
"Few of the yonnger men in the Re
publican party bare made euch a deep
Impress!« n upon tbe public mind aa
that made by tbe Henator from Idaho.
He has grown constantly and rapidly
in public estimation as a sUteraan of
clear foresight, equable tempermenl,
decided moral courage, and admirable
ability. Hi* coarse In the senate
make« bltn in many respect* tbe moet
soluble candidate that tbe Republican
party con Id select.
"Mr. Borab ia a native of Illinois,
and was educated In bis native elate
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sad Kansas. No man has ever been j
eleoted to the presidency from a state
westof the Mississippi riser, but Ibis
is a time when precedent* go by tbe
board, and it would be advantageous
to tbe ramniry for
western man were in tbe White Ho«»»*
With s training in tbe middle west end
in the far west. Mr. Borsb reiWta the
U> mper of the great regio«» which is be
cttmlng more and more the backbone of
tbe nation. He «vnnbine* tbe progress
iven«*» of the west with tbe steadiness
of tbe east. His admirers Uclude Iwtb
branches of tbe Republican party
"In intellectnai ability end mural
strength (be Republican party would
have In Henator Borsb an eaceedingiy
formidable «candidate, and it would no«
be at ail *nr|,rising if Gov. Warmoutb *
suggestion were approved by the rank
end file of tbe party.
Without the fight which had been
anticipated, and with hut flve voice
against it, the senate last Monday
passed the Ash and game bill It is
expected that the governor will veto
the measure. However, if it meets
with his approval the Ash and game
department will hereafter be admin
istered by a commission of four, to
hold office for six years, one new
commissioner to bo appointed rath
year by the governor, the game war
den to be ex-officio a member and
chairman. Thecotnrnimtanere serve
without pay except when the board
For the
of their appointment the Mate ia di
vided into districts, «me
er to he appointed from saeh district,
The warden is appointed by the
j m!wion> to hold office for two yean.
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(* warden is to be fish
is in actual
On September 8. 1884. he wu
married in Salt lAke to Mariraret
Jane Armature. A few yean later
they removed to Beaver County.
Utah. In the fall of 1888 Mr. Banka
wax elected aa sheriff of that county,
which office he held for four yeare.
Mr. and Mr«. Banka came to Bear
Lake valley in 1874 and have redded
here ever aince. ln 1899 he wae
called to serve on a miaalon in Eng
land and «pent two yeare in hia na
tive land.
He ia aurvived by hia wife, «even
aona and one daughter, IS grand
children ami three great grand chil
dren. One aon and three daughters
have preceded him to the Great Be
yond. a aon and daughter being bur
ied in Utah and two daughtera in the
cemetery here.
Mr. Banka accepted the Mormon
faith in 1849, and had always been a
faithful worker in the church.
Awaiting the arrival of some of
hia relatives, hia funeral services will
not be held until tomorrow morning
at 11 o'clock, from the First ward
meeting house.
Tits llsllownli Concert company of
Chios««», oonslsUn« of ten real artists,
will a|»|»ear at lit# Montpaller Thea
tre Tuesday night, March *th, under
the auspice* of At. Andrew'« Oultd
Till* company Is composed of muai*
clans who have been with such org
anisation* aa Arthur Pryor, It Kryi
Hand*, China«« and Minneapolis
Hymphony Orchestras, and are grad
uates of the best musical schools of
America and Foreign countries.
They are alt sololata aa weil aa sn
semble players. Mr. Hailoweii has
b*«»n In the mueical buetneai on the
road for twelve year* and baa studied
the people and know* what It takes
to please Ui» pu h!to, and baa always
made good wherever the company
plays. It take* quantity as weil aa
«luallty, is the reason why tbe Hallo*
well Concert Company I* what it to
The Eaat-Oregonian of Pendleton,
•aye of this Company : **Tbe Halle
well Concert Company gave Pendle*
ton tbe finest tnuele sod tbe most
generous program that tbe elty haa
enjoyed for years. 1 1 U not exaggera
tion to say, that excepting such large
â((Kr ,, Kat | alIi M tt>w Thomas Orehes
tra of Chicago, liier« ia no finer musi
cal organisation ou the road today
than Ui# Hallowell Concert Com
Reserved s»at tickets 40 and 7#
lend, gallery «6 cents. The program
will start promptly at *:*> o'clock.
The funeral of the lato Auma R.
Wright, whiett wae held at Baum
iogton last Hatorday afternoon,
wae attended by frleisis of tbe de
ceased from all sect tone of the eoun
ty. The speakers all referred to the
sturdy character of the de c a a ae d amt
the many noble traite be pneeeetfd.
We had Intended publishing this
week an account of some of the Int
portant Incident» in eoanMtion with
tf»e life of Mr Wright, but were un
able to secure the date ia time, aw
th* publication of the article la
iriiy delayed until next week.
The wrestling match at CofceeUle
last Monday night between Ailm
Douglae ahd W. P. Jackson was
of the mom exciting «venu that baa
ever been staged in that little city.
Jack*o«i was victorious, bat ooly af
ter eupr*
effort He invariably
tried to apply the toe hold
<ily broken.
poMcnt, bet It
However, after 54 minute* of bard
«fer» were pi»n«d to the mat On __
«Miaut of aa injury aa a result of the
back for toe.awaantf round. Am » pre
liminary. Eft»«* Hoff ef Raymond,
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«;.•«! to Huiiuiro wRhwut remit«, bet
with Huff slightly the aggraeeor.
Arnold Zumbrunuen officiated aa
rt-fvree to tbe satisfaction of ail. A
big dance followed tha ma ten
musk: for which was furoiahed
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