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NO. 8® VOL XXI. IONTPEL1ER, IDAHO, FRIDAY, MARCH 3 . <9*6 MONTPELIER SORE TO GET NEW DEPOT THIS YEAR >v. ■ Telegrams Were Received in This City Monday Conveying the Good News-Efforts of the Examiner Brought Quick Results. The beat news that the Examiner has published for many years is that contained in the telegrams an4 letter given below, which give assurance that a new passenger depot is to be erected in Montpelier this year. The Examiner haa had reason to feel con fident for some weeks past that the depot would be erected tills year, but we did not expect that official announcement to that effect would come at this early date. But that it is made at this time is due largely to the efforts which have been made by the Examiner in the interest of this long delayed and much needed improvement. We took up the fight for a new depot a short time ago, not because we had any grudge against the Oregon Short Line Rail way company, but simply as a matter of public necessity, and in the inter ests of a patient and long suffering public. Realizing that the present depot was subject to condemnation, from a sanitary standpoint, we took the matter up with the state sani tary inspector, and he had secured such facts and figures as would have warranted the issuance of a proclama tion condemning the present struc ture, and the issuance of an order by the state utilities commission for the erection of an up-to-date depot here. It is possible that the new depot would have come this year without Pocatello, Feb. 28, 1916. F. N. Bryden, Montpelier. Am pleased to be in position to announce that new passenger station will be constructed at Montpelier during the present year. Knowing that the people of Montpelier are interested, am wiring you so that matte!* can be given necessary publicity. A. B. Stevenson. Boise, Feb. 28, 1916. C- E. Wright, Montpelier. Very glad to announce that 1 have just had telegram from Mr. Calvin stating that we are authorized to announce construction of new passenger depot at Montpelier this year. Your people have been very patient and it is a pleasure to give them the good news, through you, that their depot troubles will soon be at an end. Congratulations and best wishes. Joel L. Priest.. Pocatello, Feb. 28, 1916. C. E. Wright, Montpelier 1 . I am officially advised this a. m. that an appropriation has been made for new depot at Montpelier. Proclaim the news to the inhabitants thereof. D. J. Elrod, Deputy Sanitary Inspector. A DIES m SALT LAKE Last Saturday afternoon Mrs. D. C. Stuart received the sad news of the death of her only brother, Frank Larron, In Salt Lake. Death «ras caused from apoplexy. He died while alone in his office near home, Where be was found some hours ^hnarwarda Mr. Larson «ras born in Denmark 66 years ago. He came to this coun try when a young man, and in the latter part of the «Ts he settled in Dingle. He lived there' until about 20 years ago when be removed to Salt Lake, where be bee since reelded. Mr. Larson was a contractor and builder and at the time of bis death he wae engaged In erecting two bousee for him seif. Beeide« ois sister, he te survived by his widow and one step daughter. Hte fanerai services wen held last Tuesday afternoon and the body waa »laid to rest in the Sait Imke city cemetery. C0KEVHLE GRANTS FRAN CHISE FOR ELECTRIC LIGHTS I The dhkevilie Light A Poorer Corn lit the City Council last Wednes day for furnishing the town of Coks viile with electric «mirent for Ught The franchise covere a p e riod of 50 years The company haa » days In which to file their acceptance of erk. The franchise provide« that! (any of Ooksyilte's an to this action upon our part, but we did not want to take any chances with mere promises,. such as have been made by the Short Line officials in the past That the railway offi cials were cognizant of the action that was being taken by the state sanitary department, there is no doubt, and rather than to have it said they were forced to erect a new depot here, it ia evident they got busy with the "higher ups" in the east and demanded of them assur ance that the appropriation for a depot here would be approved this year. We have always felt that the .Short Line officials were willing to give us a depot, but that they were powerless to act until such time as the directors of the Union Pacific system saw fit to approve an appro priation for this work. Whether or not the recent efforts of the Examiner have resulted in bringing to the people of Montpelier at this time the welcome news that a new depot is to be erected this year, is a matter which the people may judge for themselves. In any event, we congratulate the Oregon Short Line officials upon their action in the matter, and assure them that it ia deeply appreciated by the citi zens of Bear Lake county in general and of Montpelier in particular. Following are the messages which were received in this city last Mon day morning: YOUNG "DUTCH" LEHRBAS IS HEARD FROM AGAIN A recent Issue of the Dally Card in*!, a paper published by the stu dents of the Wisconsin state univer sity, has this to say regarding Lloyd Lehrbae of this city, who Is taking a course in Journalism in the univer sity: "Four of Wisconsin's 1100 Fresh men are rejoicing tonight over win ning their numerate. In the annual Freebman-Sopbomore d u a t' track meet yesterday in the gym annex Lloyd Lebrbaa, "Speed' Maiacher, Art Wo« and George Hanson got their *1* for winning work for the Fresh. Maiacher won the quarter. Wolf got second In the forty yard dash, and Henson was awarded the one-btp ran, while all four made up the vic torious Freeh relay team. Young Lebrbaa was the star prefonner in the relay. With a wonderful spurt alter a neck and neck race for two the relay for ibe first year wen, time 2:21. Lehrtxw has been nick-named the 'Flying Dutch man* by bis team mates and If be keep« op hte present pace will be heard from on the varsity next year. the hopes that the company will in stall a water plant, which will he to a great advantage in the future, in the city should find itself In need of day and night current it eouid be obtained aioeh easier. The addition al cost of eons* fueling a plan tat Pin* Greek would be aousidxrahts bat the other hand the saving la fowl is mated that this saving won Id return l ^ ^ few years.-Ooke- j sad wire In a very ] AWAKENING OF BASEBALL FAN :w S A* IT ■ ;: F Mi tit m ■ ■ ; Æ «1 I?*#' : â m ■y-"' Ù 4 * ,.J€ m 4 L m S'*. «S.V <P WA i w aw m. §p <& « '•HAi. y $ a % m »II ss $ M a; -V _ Hill iCopyrtsht» iCopyrtsht» EXPRESSES VIEWS ON THE CITY HALL Editor Examiner — As there i s more or less discussion going on in regard to the pi for the erection to present a few thoughts on the question for the consideration of the taxpayers of Montpelier. For every thousand dollars the city has spent for water works, the citizens have spent five thousand dol lars in improving property during the past ten years. And I believe that it is a safe prediction that for every thousand dollars the railroad company puts into a new depot, there will be two or three times that amount expendejd by the citizens on residences and other property, so that when the time comes in the near future to install a sewerage system, the town will have so grown in popu lation and assessed valuation that the system can be but in much easier than it could at this time. Now as to the location, all selfish interests should be laid aside, for no matter where tie city hall would be located, there Would be some who were not satisfied. The city owns a nice tract of ground, high and well drained. It is about half way be tween what is known as the upper and lower town In five years from now it is safe to say the town will have grown eastward on Main street so that the distance from the busi ness district to the city hall will seem nothing. Some claim that $25,000 is too much to put into a city building— that $15,000 would be ample. I call yqgr attention to the high school building. When it was erected the trustees were confronted with a pecu liar situation. They could bond for only $18,000, while the plans called for a $24.000 building. Some said erect a smaller building, others said go ahead and finish the building later on. No«' in the space of eight years the building is crowded to its full capacity, snd it will be neces sary to provide more room in a few a. ing er the the of of oposed bond issue >f a city hall, I wish years. Now who was wise—the man who mid put up th< it later, or the smaller building. Think for your self. Montpelier is a growing town and it is not «lise to build just for today or tomorrow. But look into the future aaq erect a hall which will be amide 20 yean henajs, It will only be a few yean until it will be paid for and the tity «ill then be looking for something larger to do. One thing more, the lot on which the ball ia to be erected te large enough so that a small park ean be trees, shrubbery and seats scattered about the park, it «wold afford a delight > building snd finish man who said erect a be be tor the city's needs in to in be made, with is »id grass and ^ ^ _ pl fffto Iq f|ip summer j time for old people and other« who leered to white sway a faw hours ANNUAL MEETING OF FARMERS' SOCIETY the ing The deferred meeting of the stock holders and directors of the Bear Lake Farmers' Society of Equity was held in the Second ward meeting house in this city last Tuesday. The meeting was called to order at 10:30 a. m. by Manager W. Woodruff Clark who stated the purpose of the meet ing and welcomed those present. President George Hall then spoke upon organization and local condi tions. Mr. Hall is a forceful speak er and his address was listened to with deep interest. Allen E. Roche, vice president of the societies in Utah aud Idaho ad dressed the meeting upon the work the organizations have accomplished. At 12 o'clock a recess was taken until 2 p. m., and those present were furnished with free meal tickets at tiie restaurants, 45 plates being served. The meeting re-convened at 2 o'clock with an additional attendance of 25 or more. Mr. Roche was again introduced and talked along the lines of unity and organization. He re cited a number of examples of what has been accomplished by the farm ers' societies in Bear River valley in Utah. President Hal) then spoke upon the buying and selling part of the game and the increased profits the farmers would receive by raising better grain, stock, etc. The public meeting then adjourned and a meeting of the stockholders was held. The report of the auditor was read and accepted, and the fol lowing board of directors was elected for the ensuing year: Fred C. Evans, Henry Teuscher, C.G. Keetch, John Olsen, E. C. Keetch, E. P. Hoff and Harrison Tippetts. A dividend of 8 per cent was declared on the paid up stock for 1915. The directors then met and elected G. H. Hall president, and John Quayle vice president. An executive committee was also elected, consist ing of G. H. Hall, Fred C. Evans and E. P. Hoff. Considerable other busi ness was also transacted. As a result of the meeting about $400 of additional stock was sub scribed. Good meetings were held at Ovid Monday afternoon and at Benning ton Monday night, thirty or more being in attendance at each meeting. Addressee were made by Messrs. Hal). Roche and Clark. the be the of the of all at a tbere. MontpeHer to away behind the times so far as civic improvements arc concerned, and as an old-thne rendent and tax payer I say lot us get busy snd erect the city hall, and transform the present vagant tract of ground into a "thine of beauty and joy forever" to every ritixen of Montpelier. A Taxtayol ing own hla in job. his HAND-BOOK FOR RURAL TEACHERS "There is no senes in talking of the charma of country life, and the independence and dignity of produc ing from the soil If the school at command is no more modern than A wooden plow, This one sentence taken from this year's report of Franklin K. Lane, secretary of the interior, indicates the trend of the thought of the best educators of the nation. It might be token as the keynote of the ex ceptionally valuable bulletin just Is sued by the Idaho State Board of Education—"The Handbook for Rural Teachers. This little book will be put into the hands of all rural teachers, and copies will also be sent to the clerks of all rural school boards In the State for the use of the trustees. The handbook baa for Its basis the demand that the boys sad girls of Idaho attending rural schools be given "a square deal" in matters of education; that the school fill Its proper place In the community snd all to the profit and pleasure of country life. The preliminary plan of the book was worked out try Mias Bernice Mc Coy, state superintendent of public instruction; tbs text was written and prepared by Miss Addle M. Ayer, supervisor of rural training schools at the Lewiston state normal school, iaed a tt and in and got the ic assisted by John C. Werner, head of the department of rural education at the Albion normal school. In the preparation of the book the State Board of Education and the authors drew upon the experience and the best thought and talent of the state and the nation, including the state educational institutions, the county school superintendents and many teachers thruout the state. The preparation of this booklet is a fine illustration of the cooperative spirit that «(Ms in the educational system in Idaho at this time. The result is a handbook that will be a practical help and guide to every rural teacher who is se eking to per form her full duty by bettering con ditions in the community ia which she works. if there is ooe subject emphasized over all othen in tote little book it te that of making the sehooi the social center for the district. Music, reading, literary gatherings, parent tion«—these and many other live topics are discussed under this head. Definite pte» for comm unity organi zation, with constitution and by-laws are also given. Unusual importance of te attached to this Hoe of work. Nor te the importance of recrea tion overlooked. On the contrary this te gives important jrltHT tu the little book with farms of as to INTERESTING POLITICAL DOPE FROM CAPITAL CITY Word Comes from Boise That Jerry Day Has Bought a Pocatello Paper for the Purpose of Boosting His Political Ambitions. It Butte. Feb. 26.— I» Governor Alex ander riding for a fall with hie two dietinguiahed luminaries, Senator Jerry Day of Moscow. Wallace, Port land and Northport, Washington, and Havenel Macbeth, the Bean Brummall of Idaho polities whom political home la In Cuetar county, but wheat real residence menu to be in Boise? OeUmalbly Jerry Day is out after tne national committee manahip of hla party and will thus moat in colliaion Robert Elder of Coeur d'Alene, who baa diapenaed the poetoffk» patronage in the atate of Idaho in auch a manner that ha m has guemed about the poorest man for the place in many of the towns in the state. However, there are Indications notwithstanding that Jerry and Moee are aw'duously build ing a north and south railroad and advertising the fact in the governor's newspaper in Boies tut they are paying all the expenses out of their own pockets, that the senator from Moscow, Wallace, Portland And Northport, Washington, Is playing hla master falsa In the matter of political statecraft. When Moss be came governor Mike Cunningham, a well-known Boise newspaper man, a democrat of long standing and high in his party's councils, was slated for private secretaryship to his excel lency. It was even hinted that Mr. Cunningham had been promised this job. In fact Mr. Cunningham baa stated, as much as one man can give his word to another, Moee had prom Iw iaed him the place. But Mika wan newspaper man without a Job and a with no paper to sound the brass and beat the cymbals for the dealer in Ajax clothing. Broxon, of bull moose fame and Oregon Short Line transportation strategy In toe last campaign, had a newspaper or at least was employed as editor of «me and at that time the newly elected governor, knowing the value of ad vertising. swapped horass before he got Into the stream and took Brox instead of Mike. Noodle« to say, the governor thus ntUddizod the hitherto organ of tbs bull moose party in the state of Idaho and there cropped from out the head of the bull moose the ears of the democrat ic donkey. In fact, them ears have flopped so long and patiently now that but for the flanke of the animal amusement in which teacher and pupils may iodulgs with profit. A list of games te even included and hints given as to how to bring those from outside toe sehooi b*to tide Im portant part of the community ac tivity. There te no re ason why any school district in Idaho should be without an abundant supply of books and other good landing matter. In ad dition to the school library, which te strongly recommended, every rural tendier and rami community is strongly urged to make use of the state traveling library sad the pack et library of the Lewiston «tato nor mal school. Lteto of standard books and periodicals for the school, an also given la the "Handbook for BIG RESORT ASSURED FOR SODA SPRINGS Pocatello, Fab. 29.—A modern resort «rill bo hotel and erected at Soda Spring», Idaho, an ports. The purchase of an anttro city Mock adjacent to tho springs by C. Soon of that city, and intention to asact such a building. form the baste for report. From bs teamed, tho «rill hoof the vocy sort hotel sad will soot at leant $109,090. tu bs tons stories hi height sod, lead of It might bs mil mistaken by the political boater for the democrat!« But mort of Miks. Mike, good follow that ho lo, stung by tlw do« bio cross of tiw p rom i t titular hood goanco. The Symo-York company started a weekly on velvety popor and Mr. Cunningham was employed m Its editor. T*tr »per did not teak vary long as dyne-Yar^ found that But while it lasted Mike Cunningham. had some fun with Mo maallMMg. He exploded "tlw mltlioQ dollar mystery" and each Saturday as tlw 8yme-York publication the press the town laughed at the discomfiture of the man who was to Iw his chi«f but was not. Now Senator Jerry Day, aspirent for national honors in hie party and tiw Coeur d'Alenee which are doing war, and hla good friand Ravenel Macbeth bava been down la Pieiplel Pocatello Chronicle, democratic In politics snd banging by Its ayeb row a Jerry owns the Wai ts«» Ttroee-Press In the north and Jerry now owns the Pocntollo Chroni cle in the south and hla political for tunes are tous to be exploited in a ner. But Mika bean hired to do the editing of the Pocatello orgaa. New naturally arises If Jerry Day has ploy«! ||out Alexander'» enemy to exploit the political toe Day tunes of Senator Day, looking for a thin piaee an ton gee emor's noek right next to the jag» tar vein upon which to land? If that •hall be his ham «rill be the hay to p e rform the that Mika would sa joy it would bo to we Jerry Day go up white that there All of «rhieh may be a fight on for Dm dunotnlk orftninlkmAßd tint wMlv Sinttor Diy |§ i iiw Hi and south railroad ■ with our play Brutus to hit Caesar. SANITARY INSPECTOR MAKES REPORT Off 0. S. L DEPOT After toe srticte ia this girding tiro new depot item fas Tuesday's Bates of the state sanitary something to fie with ed here this year, there te no tion. Here te the item from the "State Sanitary Inspector J, K. the pubh* utilities a re port os conditions at the Mosrtpsfiar Oregon of that city for a a su rvey of toe Deputy Inspector D. J. Bred. Photo graphs of the interior and exterior of the present «topot era ditioa to baiag equipped with pit ate baths sod afi other tong « tos te r. His By ready tor ef July.