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MONTPELIER, IDAHO, FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 1917 VOL. XXIII NO. 14 BEAR LAKE WILL SUBSCRIBE ITS QUOTA FOR RED CROSS Lanark: Has the Honor to be the First to Send in Its Share-Camp Lifton Subscribes $358 Donations Must be in by Next Monday, / The Red Cross War Finance com mittee for Bear Lake county met at the city hall last Friday after noon and formulated plans tor rais ins the 13,600, which Is this coun ty's share of the 3250,000 to be furnished by Idaho. ^ V*nre amount was apportioned among the various wards of the county In proportion to the popula tion and J. R. Shepherd, president of the committee, named the bishop , in each ward as chairman of the ward committee to aee that the re quired amount was raised. That the wards in the county are responding promptly to the call la evidenced by the fact that on Mon day Lanark sent in to E. A. Burrell, treasurer of the committee, 25 per cent more than the amount appor tioned to it. Reports from several other wards are to the effect that they will send in their required amounts by the end of the week. Wednesday in an answer to a tel egram from the state committee, asking about Bear Lake county. President Shepherd wired as follows : "Don't worry about Bear Lake coun ty. It will have Its quota within a week." Reports from the committees at work in the Montpelier wards yes terday at noon was that the citizens were responding quite liberally and while it required some time to see everybody, they felt safe in saying that Montpelier would come through with its share. While the people of the various wards are showing their loyalty by promptly subscribing for the Red Cross fund, It remains for Camp Lif ton to come forward with a sub scription of $358, which is nearly $3 for every inhabitant of the camp. It j was through the efforts of Superin- j * TO SELECT MEN FOR OFFI CERS' TRAINING CAMP The last opportunity for civilians in thia state to attend an officers' training camp is presented with the arrival of Lieutenant R. W. Ash brook, professor of military, science and tactics at Washington State col lege, Pullman, Wash., who Is here to accept applications of those deairing to try for commissions, says the Boise Capital News. Idaho's quota is 84. They will be selected from among the applicants who desire to take the examinations and who paaa the military requirements at Presid io. The future supply of officers for the new armies will be obtained by promotion of officers and enlisted men from the regular army, the na tional guard and drafted forces. Applicants who are approved will «ater the training camp Aug. 27 and remain there until Nov. 26. They will be directed by Lieutenant Ash brook to report on certain dates to five different cities in this state for examination—Boise, Twin Falla, Po catellb, Lewiston and Coeur d'Alene. On those dates designated officers will he on hand to conduct tbe ex aminations and examine credentials. Those desiring to enter the camps should make their applications in writing rather than in person, ad dressing all applications as follows: "Examining Officer. State of Idaho, for Second Officers' Training Camp, Boise Barracks, Boise, Idaho, plication blanks will be furnished to all who desire them by Lieutenant | Ap Ashbrook. "The age preference is for men over 31 years." said Lieutenant Ash brook. "This does not preclude, however, entrance of men between the ages of 21 and 31. The latter must show special fitness for trance into the training camp, qnalification n certain amount of military training or la lieu thereof ability to lead men. The latter qualification makes desir able men over the age of 31 who are successful in a business way and who have handled men ln their business en Tb-e ry consists of a ere will be no commissions leaned * credentials alone. Thoee who be (Continued ea pafour) tendent Whitcomb that this money was raised and a check for the am ount presented to President Shep herd at an entertainment which was given at the Camp W'ednesday night, Mr. Shepherd, accompanied by a score or more of the best musical talent of Paris went to the camp for the purpose of giving an entertaln ment and at the close soliciting for contributions to the Red Cross fund, However, this matter had already been attended to by Mr. Whitcomb, and after an appropriate talk, just before the entertainment closed, by j Cross fund, j cents. the singing of "America," he pre aented Mr. Shepherd with a check for $358. It was indeed a happy surprise to Mr. Shepherd and he most heartily thanked the citizens of the with camp for the loyal manner which they had responded to the ua tion'a call. President Shepherd requests the 1 Examiner to thank the bishops of the, various wards and the other com mitteemen for the loyal and unsel fish support they have given to the work. He asks that they do not fail to have a complete report ready to deliver to Treasurer Burrell by next 1 Monday so that word can be wired to Boise Monday evening that Bear ^ Lake county's $3,600 has been sub scribed In full. ! * If any reader of the Ewntrpr wishes to subscribe to this worthy | fund, but has not yet been solicited, ; lie can leave the money with any | bishop in the county or forward lt| to E. A. Burrell. This should bo i done not later than next Monday he- , fore the close of banking hours Tonight a dance will be given at the pavilion, the entire proceeds of | which will be donated to the Hod ; j ; HUae Wilcox Killed by Engine; Ken- ; neth Sleight Receives Fracture of I Bkult by Falling from Wagon. Two horrible accidents happeneu | yesterday—one In Montpelier shortly | before noon, which resulted in death of Silas Wilcox, and the other | one in Ovid at 1:30 p. m., which re-! suited in Kenneth, the 10-year-old 1 son of Seth Sleight, receiving injur-j lee which Tickets will be 7» TWO HORRIBLE ACCIDENTS. | Bieters. the j : will doubtless prove fatal, j Mr. Wilcox was walking along the tracks in the railroad yards and stepped In front of an engine Just ln time to be struck by It. Both legs were severed just below the knee, The injured man was hurried to the Montpelier hospital, but the end came soon after the physicians had dreased the leg stumps. From what we can learn at this writing, the en gine crew cannot be blamed for the affair. Mr. Wilcox la quite deaf and evidently did not hear tbe alarm given by tbe engineer, walking beside the track, and the en gine, which was being backed up to run into the round house, was going at a slow speed. The engineer thot that Wilcox would step away from the track before the engine reached knocked 1 The deceased la one of the pioneers of Bear Lake valley, having lived here aince 1877. He never married, but la survived by three brothers, Joseph. John and David, and three Mrs. Newt Austin of Salt Lake, Mrs. Then« Passey of Mesa, Arisons, and Mrs. Phoebe Berry of Wardboro. He was him, but instead he stepped In front: of it Just in time to be down. At this writing, Thursday after noon. no time had been set for hold lng his funeral. The Sleight lad met with bis In Juries by falling from a load of grav el, on which he was riding, hind wheel struck the left aide of his head, tearing off the scalp and ear. and fracturing the baae of the skull cident and made the trip to Ovid aad The wounds a Dr. Ashley was notified of tbe ac inutes. bringing the bock In Just 18 Injured lad «nth him. wore properly dressed but the lad'« Injuries are such that hla chance* of living are about one In a thousand. i APRIL SHOWER 4 £71 F Eg iT| in ' ; III ; I X ®lL!jOp c. LA it A' «Copyright.) / / st PKTE JOHNHTON TO BKCUMK HKAD OF CHURCH AT LA GRANDE well known over Idaho as s business man and political leader, is to leave Peter G. Johnston of Blackfoot, this state to become president of Ihe LaGrande stake of the Mormon church. The story Is told in the LaGrande Observer as follows: The outstanding feature of gen eral interest and importance of the L. D. 8. quarterly conference which concluded its sessions yesterday af ternoon at the tabernacle was the se lection and appointment of a suc cessor to the late Stake President George Stoddard. The man 8eIected for thl „ re , pon . gtbiuty, tjie highest church authority to reside ln this section and preside over tha aplrltua , affall * of hl . peo . ple> wag tbe honorable Peter G. John of aton, a well-respectfed and influential cltUen of Blackfoot. The selection of Mr. Johnston was unant mou(sly approved by the large Idaho. mem was bership of the church which (prellent from a „ tbe varloull brall . che . of the ln th „ loC aiity. He chose as hla counsellors or Immed iate assistants William D. Hanks, of Union, and Lewis M. Jensen, of this city, with Jacob H. Trayner as clerk, In speaking of the new appointee Bishop C. W. Nibley said: "The people of your city and valley will find In Mr. Johnston, a man of un and withal a valuable man for the community, pose of many of his Interests and holdings In Idaho and become a permanent resident of your city." Peter O. Johnston waa born In the assuming ways, steadfast, forceful At the call of his church Mr. Johnston will likely dls on al Orkney Islands of Scotland In and having been converted to the principles of the Mormon faith at the age of 16 years, although bis father had Joined the church In 1S6I, be decided to emigrate to the center of Mormondom which he did in 1888. He resided In Salt Lake City 15 years when he moved to Black foot, Idaho. In an ecclesiastical way he has served bis church as a for elgn missionary spending over two years in bis native land and in Ire land. He has aerved four years aa past 10 years a member of the high council of that atake and at the last general conference of the church in Salt Lake during April waa appolnt ed as one of the members of the gen eral church auditing committee. Livestock and farming has engag ed his attention ln s business way with interests In mercantile and banking establishments. He la dl rector of the First National bank of Pocatello, Rexburg State bank, and only recently been engaged In belp lng with tbe organization of the Blackfoot City bank which will open its doors for business on July 1, next. He la a director of tbe Black 1864 for blahop of Blackfoot ward, for the for Bve ' consecutive terms In tbe Idaho leg foot Mercantile company. politically Mr. Johnston is a Re po blican, having served and ; a now a member of that l)ody tbe ^ election was one of the very fav Republicans from hla section to ^ returned to the legislature. He Is the father of three sons by b is first wife who died seven years ago. About three years ago he msr Hed Mr . Johnston left for For four semions he aerved as floor leader of the house and at B i.ckfoot on the last evening train b usin where he will begin to arrapge hla / .. .. , . ,, / At the meeting of the Montpelier ^hool board on Thursday night of VV elected to th. pus tlon of superln- t tendent of the public school, for the "m "~~ r' A ' V. ' torrcxmmmv. no th In tTte city st the time, a.k.d for e ew day. ime In which to consider the offer i^st Monday hi. scceplsnce ws. re ceived by Clerk John J. Jones. JULIAN (TMMINGH ELECTED HITT. MONTPELIER KCHOOLN Mr. Cummings has been principal of the high school st Coalville, Utah, for several and the recoin years. inondations he presented to the Mont pelier school board were of high order. He will arrive In the city with his family In shout two weeks and devote hla time from then until the opening of school In acquainting himself aa much as possible with lo cal condttiona and the work aa out lined In the schools for next year. The school board has decided to add a commercial course in the high school next year. A competent In structor will be secured aa soon as ! possible. Four typewriters will be Installed and the students In this course will be given thorough In struction In bookkeeping, shorthand and typewriting. Besides an Instructor for the com merctal course, the board has yet to select instructors In manual training and domestic science. With these three exceptions, tbe corps of teach ers has been completed for next year. YBARM OF WAR UNLK8H ACTION ON HUGE (M ALE OOMEH AT ONCE Atlanta, Os., June 20.—America must awaken and organize for war on an enormous scale, or face a long period of ghastly fighting and world wide suffering. This was the mes sage brought before the Internation al Rotary convention here today by Pomeroy Burton, manager and dl-j,| rector of the London Dally Mall and j By a long period, I mean from five to twenty years or more," said Burton. other British papers. Burton predicted that If A meric« doesn't wake up and strike hard and quick, our osm shores will be men- j seed. "Why does the average Am erican citizen fall to grasp the vital fact that if Germany should •tToy the British fleet or overthrow the ms seed forces of the allies on the de- i western front, the result would be quick national death for this greater of all the world's republics, "The reasons for America's he j asked. Strangs lethargy In the face of real national danger are two-fold. be "First, the allies' policy of close censorship has resulted In keeping the full flow of war facts and said. ft the reaching reasonable understanding of war's developments from the people. "Second, the attitude which un fort uns tel y was When by leaders of ' public opinion daring ths earlier of the war. that It was no "This attitude served to create a of Indifference to the war Is sum In the mind of ths American pected call, so hs can bring hie tarn ove Into our city aa a per aident la a financial way concern of this country. people generally." lly and the new call to Mr. Johnston will bring him no reward from the church as he la common with all other of ficers serve without salary. iTHINKS IDAHO CANNOT AFFORD TO LOSE BORAH The New York American Says the Nation Will Need Him When Great Problems Come to be Settled at Close of War* In It* Im«« of Jun« 6 th ihn New ; York American, one of the bis «1«»' I ocrutlc Journal« of the nation, the following to «ay concern lug the proposed retirement of Senator Bor had ah : On April 2 7 William E. Borah. United Stales senator from Idaho, made the quiet announcement In Washington that he would not be a candidate for re-election In IP IS when his present term expires There has been no subsequent correction of that statement. Ordinarily Putted States senator« may drop out of the ranks, either by retirement or defeat without allclt '»* more than the usual perfunctory wor „ Ma|l c , pabl „ M oul . and F"«"' P>»°« >» Practically filled t for „ brMth of lb . lr farrwen r ^ cban|bar ' " *»» *'' h WlHIa« * Borth |la „ dtaUnotly OM of tba gM , al . anatun of of A- . rl . cgn , uta . man , h|p And , f h# ,„ u bl , retlr „ ment from tb „ ata _._... , , . , lion he has so conspicuously adorned he will be missed not only by his own commonwealth, but by the whole country, and not for a day. but for many days of this stormy period In which his character and qualities so eminently fit him both to serve and to lead. There la a resonant manliness shout Senator Borah which com mends him to thta period of uneer talnty and peril—a certain fearless honesty which commande respect and confidence, a spirit of cathode pa triotlam, and a devotion to (be Con stltutlon and Its Ideals, which are ! needed In Washington now and will be needed more especially when this war la done, A powerful debater -bobs hotter In the senate—a great constitutional lawyer, with a clear ringing note of eloquence which always challenges attention and consideration, the Sen ior Senator from Idaho has played a great and wholesome part in the sen atorial forum during thta eventful decade, and can illy be spared from the even more serious counsels fronting hla country now. Statesmen of the Borah type should he st a premium during the progress of this gigantic conflict In which clear heads and loyal spirits and fearless tongues are needed in challenge. In guidance and In direc tion of affaire. Stateemen of the Borah type will be fully as deeply In demand when this great day comes at tbs eonclu dl-j,| 0n of u»is war to readjust the vast j power of government and centralized In thia war emerg «„cy, so that tbe democratic Ideals concentrated MRM. H. W. KENT I'AKMEH AWAY j « o'clock complications reaaltlng fro Tbe deceased's maiden name was She was born In AT HER HOME IN WAKDHOHO Mrs. S. W. Kent Died at her horns i In Wardboro last Sunday evening at Death was caused from asthma Adelaide Ward »lie came to Utah with her parents On May II. 1671. j Wardboro, N. Y., oa Dec. 11, 1 III. In October, 186$. at at she was married to B. W. Kent Bountiful, Uuh. They located Lewiston. Cache county, where they resided until June. 1$>7. wb they ft cams to Beer Lake valley and eet J. G. have tied In Wardboro, where they ever since resided. Beeid vlved by two sons, William and Mar of Un. and one daughter, Mrs Haddock, all of whom wer« at her her husband abe Is ear no bedside when the end came also survived by one plater. Mrs. a Riley Kent, who arrived from Logan Is- Monday afternoon, and one brother, who arrived from Diamosd City. Canada, yesterday morning Her funeral services were held (rom tb . wardboro meet tag hows ywd e rdi y afternoon at 2 o'clock, _._ ( „ rday for Kansas City, where they of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Corns loft yea four moutha with Mr. C.'a father. of Lincoln and Jeffar-eoa shall ba preserved Kveu with so great a lever of pop ular liberty as Lincoln, clothed with extraordinary war authority In '61 '66. student* of government declare that the original theories did not re vert easily and naturally to their normal channel«, and that the public has never been aa démocratie as It was before the Civil War. Powere Infinitely more «entrai and far reaching have been granted en grudlngly by this eungreea to Pres ident Wilson In this vast emergency, and conceding to President Wilson a wise spirit and unquestioned pa triotism. it will undoubtedly require able amt eloquent tribut« l>le to swing back these central pow ere Into the regular line without aa abatement of force or direction. Hane. sound and brave Americans like William K Borah will be able to render the republic Incalculable ser vice in thta greet period of military action, and In the greet after-period of readjustment. There muet he giants In these for eenlc battles, end no unskilled, un disciplined statesmanship or feeble force should guide the tinea of thoee eventful battles Ln the Senate. So deeply la the New York Ameri can Impreeeed with these considera tions, and so highly—after long pub lic acquaintance- - dose It esteem Senator Borah, that It feela no hesi tation In asking him, for his coss try's sehe, end for the good that he can do, to reeonalder hie contem plated retirement from the highest forum of national counsel, end, la steed. to reconsecrate his talents and equipment to greater service for the time when his country shell asad him most The call of the tremendous hoar to proven statesmen end able cose selers 1s as high sad clear as the bugle that cells our young men to arms In the nation's defense. And no men of Borah's type will fall to answer that call. The Intelligent commonwealth of Idaho cannot afford to allow William K Borah to withdraw from a station where. In the Judgment of all bta countrymen, he baa nerved the re public so well, eed la which he baa reflected euch signal and national honor upon his Mate. Itst her in (hie appeal to the sep arate commonwealths by tbs U «serai Kiste will Idaho feel make her potent and distinguished contribution by a unanimous renewal of the comm lesion that William K Borah beck to hie piece in the from rank of Ute Council at Washington. of the peo wilt send WILL MAKE INI'RDVKMUmi AT LAVA MCFT H MUNGO Plans that have been mad# for the Improvement of the state's property •» «'**» Bpringa by 4 K. Whits. state pure food commissioner, were hoard approved by the state lead Monday, after It bed visited the re sort Saturday, says the Htateamaa. The members of the lead heard re turned to Boise enthusiastic over the prospects for Improving the sum's Property at the springs, sad the In dications are now that a policy load ing to tbs spending of a considerable aum of money is building up the re aort will be adopted Tbe Improvements to he made this will Include the b« lid lag of two hath house* for free : Phhllc. a eottage for the eupertatead eat. aa addition to the laundry build ing. and new machinery for It; sad auch other minor tmprov by the While chooeea to «he. White Ml hoe* given authority by the hoard la supervise the work to ba doue there. much The toad hoard baa I1I.M« at Ha its at which will ha bouse. The build tape are to he of action Bach will he *• in height.