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MONTPELIER EXAMINER.
VOL. XXIV.
MONTPELIER, IDAHO. FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 1919
NUMBER 81
MONTPELIER TO HAVE
A BOOSTERS' CLUB
Organization Practically Completed Last Friday
Night-Frank Williams Elected President-- -
Another Meeting Next Tuesday Night
There hhve existed in Montpelier
from time to'time during the past flf
teen years some three or Tour differ-,
Each one
eat commercial clubs,
thrived for| a few months or possibly
a year and then quietly lapsed into
a state of Innocuous desuetude. The
last club, tahlch was organised about
three year« ago. was the shortest
lived of any of its predecessors. In
fact it existed only about three
mouths, without having accomplish
ed anything for ita own good or for
•the good of the city.
Not discouraged in the least by the
fate thst had befallen all previous
clubs, a number of the enterprising
business men of the city set about
a few weeks ago to perfect the organ
isation of another club. The first
two or three! meetings were attended
by only a h|alf dosen or so of men
wtio were enthusiastic In the belief
that the time was ripe for the 6r
gantzatlon Of a real live club in
Montpelier. After discussing plans
of the organisation, and the^appoint
ment of a committee to outline a
draft of a constitution, a general
meeting was held last .Friday night
in the office of the Utah Power &
Light Co.. Which was attended by
some 26 of the "live wires" of the
city. The mating was called to or
der by W. J, Ryan, who had been
acting in the capacity of temporary
chairman. Aa the expression was
unsnimous from all in attendance
that the time had arrived for the or
ganisation of a club of some kind
which would have for its purpose the
advancement of the Interests and
welfare of Bear Lake county In gen
eral and Montpelier In particular,
the selection t»f officers was at once
declared to bel In order, and the fol
lowing were chosen to guide the des
tiny ot the organisation, which is to
be known as the Bear Lake Boosters'
Club of Montpelier.
President—Prank M. Williams.
Vice President—L. C. Norris.
Secretary—Rf. B. Trowbridge.
Treasurer—|H. M. Moore.
Aa will be noted, the officers are
composed of the younger business
men of the city, but they are num
bered among the substantial citixens
and are deeply interested In the ad
vancement and upbuilding of the
city.
In the selection of Frank M. Wil
liams as president we believe a wise
choice was made. Hs has been a res
ident of the city for the past tour
years and durlktg that time he has
made a large circle of frlneda. He la
a young than of sterling character
and good judgment. That he has
faith In Montepeller to evidenced by
the fact that he Is about to engage
In business tot himself. He Is a
BERN AND LIBERTY TO
HAVE ELECTRIC SERVICE
Last Tuesday-a number of repre
sentative citizens from Bern and
Liberaty met With Division Mana
ger E. R. Owen« and District Mana
ger, W. B. Trowbridge of he Utah
Power A Light Co. to talk over the
proposition of the company extend
ing Its lines to these two cotnmuni
ties. As a result of the meeting the
company afireed to give the people
of these communities electric m»r
vice « soon a. pomlble during the
coming season. These people ara
be congratulated upon securing thta
Ion snd by next fall It 1* prob
able that every home in Bern and
Liberty will hav^ electric service.
, ...
LEROY HOGKNHFN MEKTH
WITH HKRIOI'H AOC1DRNT.
Last Monday night while coasting
on anew shoes down the hill, just
east of town, Leroy Hogensen. the
17-yesr-old son of! Mrs. Chas. Hogen
ldent which may
for life.
see
tie I
sen, mm with an
make him a cripp
- "* dd «'F '"™* d and h,m
M, the ground In sbeh a manner as to
break tbe bone of hta right leg In tbe
>1. w TW >«« _
In coming down the hill one of tbe
booster in every sense of the word,
and can be relied upon to exert hin
influence in behalf of every legiti
mate enterprise that will have for its
purpose the making of a bigger, bet
ter and more up-to-date town out of
Montpelier.
The other ofllcers are ail young
men who will be found working in
harmony with President Williams.
The constitution, which was tenta
tively adopted, provides for two
classes of members—voting and non
voting.
flxçd at $10 and $5, respectively, and
the monthly dues of both classes at
$ 1 . 00 .
The membership fee was,
The number of voting members
was fixed at fifty, but this will un
doubtedly be Increased in oj-der to
meet the requests of those who have
expressed a desire during the week toi
become voting members.
The club Is to be under the man-j
agement of a board of seven dlrec
tors, the president and secretary to
be ex-officio members, the other five
to be appointed by the president.
This, in brief, outlines the plans
under which the club will work.
In response to an invitation, Rev.
J. G. A. Martin, who was present,
made a short talk. He referred In „
general way to the need of organisa
tion on the part of the business men
of a community, and he was pleased
to see the spirit of progress and har
mony which prevailed at the meet-r
lug. He annoifnced that he would
aaslst the club in any possible wfiy
and hoped that it would accomplish
every purpose for which it was aim
ing. Mr. Martin was made an hon
orary voting member
Several other short talks werei°
made in which were outlined some
of the things which It was believed
the club should endeavor to
pllsh.
accom
The time of the next meeting
fixed for Tuesday night. March 18,
at the city hall. To this meeting ev
ery business man and every citizen of
Montpelier who Is a booster is
neatly invited to attend.
waa
ear
If there
are any knockers In the town they
are also Invited, for It is possible they
might experience a change of heart
and go away from the meeting
thuslastlc boosters,
that ''wise men change their minds
often, but fools never."
en
You know It la
Before adjourning President Wil
liams named the following commit
tees.
By-laws— W. J. Ryan. J. W. Jones,
C E. Wright.
Membership— W. G. Staley, Carl
Spongberg, R. L. Nicholson.
Permanent headquarters—A. E.
Thiel, Dr. Roskelly, Chris Olson.
brought to the Montpelier hospital,
where the broken bone was set. The
Injury was a very painful one. Ow-
ing to the nature of th© Injury it
will be several months before the
lad will have any use of hjp leg, and
at this time the doctors are unable to
say whether or not he will be per
mmently crippled.
MUCH GRAIN HELD
Pocatello, March 12.—In a report
œade „ Ul|lted 8tate , Ffel<| P J
Ju „ u . Jacob8en th . re remajn
handl of the firmer , of Idaho 2 .
S26<000 builhf!l|I of wheat of the 191 ' g
harvest, hrhich is 14 per cent of tbe
harvest last season.
l 0 * t •' J bere re *n a <n 2.272.000
b "*» h «l a . or 13 per cent of the 1018
crop. In 1917 there remained In the
hands of farmers on March 1. 1,798.
000 bushels of wheat and 2.194,000
tusbels of oats.
There were 1.029,000 bushels of
barley in the granaries of the state
on March 1. A large part of thta
holdover grain is held by the farmers
for domestic use and for seed.
BY IDAHO KARMERH
IDAHO UAPITOI
TO BE ENLARGED.
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two wings to ™nlto7her. " »1,
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IMPORTANT LEGISLATION
OP FIFTEENTH NKH8ION.
Boise, March 10.—When the Flf j
teenth session of the .Idaho lcglsla
ture adjourned sine die at 6:30 p. m
.Saturday a post-war. reconstructtor
program of huge proportions hue
been carried out almost In Its entire
ty.
Beginning with the adoption of a
law which reorganised and centralized
a " of Hie departments of slato gov
ernment and ending with the passage
of measures which will provide
budget system to simplify and stabll
f1
ze expenditures, the legislature
corded ltaelf the place In Idaho histo
ry as the body which came nearer lo
ac*
carr J" n K out party pledges and a
carefu Ily thought out program of df*
ve, °P men *. approved by members of
bo,h parie8, than any of its produces
Nlne commissioners will be deiig
liated to carr y on state work hereto
ore handled by 48 departments,
the,:eby e,lralnat| ng overlapped ef
There wl, l be direct responsibility
l^d no chance to "pass the buck."
A new P rln,ar > l«w was enacted
sors.
fort, confusion* and
Inefficiency.
which does not Impair the principle
f the 0,<l luw but
morc ' careful selwtlon »- •Hmtnfitofi a
aOUTqft ° f PU '' Uc a *K ra vatton, reduces
the cost and prevents the tlieff of
political parties.
Safety of the public from anarch
istic disturbances and attendant vi
olence Is assured by the establish
ment of a state constabulary, which
may be used In emergencies as a state
police body.
This measure was
passed as a non-political law. only
the members of the Nonpartisan
league opposing It In the legislature
Their action again emphasizes their
sympathy with forces of disorder, l<
was pointed out on the floor.
A purchasing system which elimin
ates unfair practices In allowing con
tracts Is a feature of the session.
The bonded warehouse law will In
sure the farmer that his hard earned
produce will not be lost through the
manipulation of speculators.
Thç farmers are alao allowed pay
ment for stock killed by thes state on
acount of tuberculoals.
Another law la a blow to middle,
men Who'rob farmers on their, prn
Comblnatiuns to
force down prices will be prosecuted
and the middle men who fall to cor
duce shipments,
cording to tbe actual market condl-
jtlons. will be prosecuted,
Good roads will be an actuality In
Idaho—-at last. The legislature made
h ^ a u*c the limit of bonded Indebt
odnem by legislative action had been
reached. The rest of .he rosd pro
gram, and especially ,n 1921-22, will
^ carrIed out lf the Bpproy ,. ,
constitutional amendment author!/
gmenament »«»"«rlz
' ' KBU e
Th * »«* capitol building will b<
completed, a constitutional amend
raent W |j, b ,. votPd ,. r . to increase the
. . .
membership of the supreme court.;
and reclsmatloh work will be faclll
fated In behalf of reluming soldier.
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delegation and representative citizens
rectly return the proceeds of sales,ae
provision by direct taxation for
enough money to meet the federal
government's appropriations for the
next two years. This was necessitated
were present at the time he attached
his signature.
Boise must purchase and deed to
the state the approach property.
*' ' "li'y hîsaVr."# «Td'snd
n Apr" the people w II b. called up
n TO " ? ' 000 'n with
>"•
LARUE CROWD ATTENDU
OONCKRT IN TABERNACLE
Fully 1200 people attended the.
concert given at the tabernacle
Monday night, under the auspices of"
(he stake choir. The main attrac
Ions, of course, were the desire of
he people to view the Interior of the)
beautiful new temple of worship, toll
hear Prof. Willard Weihe, the pre
inter violinist and hear the «2.600
>rgan, with Prof J. J. McClellan
presiding. But very few of the large
audience had ever been In the tab
. since Its completion and
from all sides one heard expressions
»f praise on the Imsuty yet simplicity
>f the finish and upon the splendid
icstlng arrangfiments.
made
The evening's entertainment open
'd with Invocation by President H.
1. Iloff.
As we are not a musical
rltic, any attempt upon our part toj
evlew the selections on the organ by
i'rof. McClellan and the violin num
Iters by Prof. Weihe would be Inap
propriate Thst both delighted the
big audience was evidenced by (he
beany applause following each se
lection by these artists In their re
flective lines.
The opening number, "The Star!
Spangled Banner." and "The Long, \
Long Trail a Winding," by Ibe stake!
hoir were also warmly appreciated. |
Mesdames W. C. Parker and
t ard Grosjean rendered o vocel duet j
in such pleasing manner thst they !
bad to respond to an encore.
The net proceeds of the concert
wore approximately »600, which will
be applied on the Indebtedness of
the tabernacle.
"What do you think of the taber
nacle and Its organ." was asked of
I'rof. McClellan by the editor of the
Examiner at thq. close of the concert.
"It Is *11 a surprise and'a delight,**
said the noted organist. "The scous
ilo properties of the beautiful taber
nacle seem t<
he highly successful
>nd the building throughout to a!
work of art. The appearance of the;
edifice from (he outside, with Its ar
Mstle brick work and Greek lines of
trchitecture, is a Joy.
-<eating arrangement and the appenr-
mce of the organ sbnw tbongbt.
-are and genlps.
"The tabernacle organ, as It today
taffds, will be a blessing to tbe poo
ile and of assistance to the vary fine!
-hoir under the able leadership of:
i'rof. J B Tueller. a musician I r «*.;
ipect very much.
The choir
, , .
T Tn T, ^ T T'
''" l ' ? it®" Ub * n, « ,e
*
«*" * mad *- »>*" « »•««
* D<1 m "'* ° f * b * tr °*
onM to m , k c the instrument com
b-'ely successful.
r( ,mnllme„, Prof t«.«
., . ,
h * " * holf " nd ,belr •* dr,t * d
»nd tuneful renditions lb<s evening
a „ f - . . M _ _ *
friend and fellow arttat wiitar t
pwch.- ,e "°* W,,tard
K *
But the organ ta
not complete enough, especially In
tonal eonlrssts snd body of tone
other two or three thousand dollars!
added to this little gem of an organ
would make It s very fine responsive
instrument.
''T(je voicing mechanism and),
duality of the organ, so far aa It
INCREAME DEMAND
SHOPMEN TO MAKE
,i.* to ®'. ** arc fi 12.—The
spokesman for about a half million
ailroad shop employes presoatad _
nments to the heard on railway
wages snd working conditions, today.
n «apport of the demand for general
sr
* age Inc reuse* from tba baa's of alx
•y-elght Min to It casts aa hour!
THE MONTPEUER AFTON
ROAD 1$ ASSURED
Bear Lake County to Unite with Forest Depart
ment in Its Construction-To Cost $100,000
-Work to Begin This Year.
District Engineer J P Martin of
the national forest service, met with
the county rommialoners at Paris
Tuesday to talk over the construction
of the Montpelier-A ft on road
survey and croas-nectlosing of the
road was completed last fall by the
forest engineers, and from the data
Engineer Martin has figured thst the
cost of constructing the road will. In
round numbers, be «1 00.000. 'The
forest department will pat up hair
this sum If Boar Lake will pat up the
other half and the object of Mr. Mar
tin's meeting with Ihn commissioners
The
last]*" to , ®* r * wh ®' ••'"J' »«"• »»"*»«
10 d " ,n th *
Th ® p, * n #r ®* t * M '® d ot "> <*
*" d ,b ® '""•'""l ot **• road •
p ® r,od of flr * *®*r*- b "' "r Martin ,
» tÄt *' <t Tuesday that the foreel do-1
1 PAriment now wished lo complete the
ro * d ,n tWo y*»*rs and that «26,000
f of ,b ® »>«»*rtmenCo ahare was avail-j
i'' bl ® ,or "®* thl *
A,, ® r Inventlgattng the condition of,
|,h " D*» da - *«»• commlaalonem.
* nnau,M '' d ,h "' '•'»F cou,d "«« spprt»
T 1 ®"' mor ® * b ® n * , ® 0#0 **»*» f»ar. |
it 1 'h** w, * f 0,1 r®' 0 "* •• »*•'■« «»
j-lhvor of going hslvers" with the
forest department In the conatrnctlon ,
ot the road
to
In dlecusolng the matter Mr. Mar-1
tin brought ont ths fact that It would
coot «46,000 to construct that por
lion of the road which la In the new
*
county of Caribou and be felt aa
though that county should hear a
portion of this coat— -«10.000 —at
least.
It waa decided to arrange a
joint meeting of the Bear Lahe and
WILL OPEN MOKTI'AKY
about may fi Ritt.
c Gray's old bonk building and ta
Ed-(having the Interior remodeled for his
wh « n he engages In tbe under
taking busln
Frank M. W illiams haa leased O
not

on his "own hook"
about the first of May. Aa previously
stated In the Examiner. Mr. Williams
Intends to conduct a strictly up-to
date establishment and will carry a
well selected stock of undertaking
goods. Ho to a licensed embalmer,
and a capable funeral dlrsctor. He
will be prepared to go to ony port of
the county when his aorflcoo are
needed.
a
Mr. Williams is saving constructed
by the Sidney Btevens Implement
Co. at Ogden a modern auto hearse,
which can alao be used as an amba
lanc« when occasion requires. The
hnarao to being constructed accord
ing to Mr. Williams' own design,
which are somewhat dureront from
iB ••tAbltohlng, haa long boon needed
,n R° nt Puller, and ha to to he com-
,n «» d " d ,n e«PP»r«»« «Hr with
ihe auto hears«* made by eastern con
tat
He will drive it up from Og-
cents.
■lea as soon aa the road* will permit
A
ortuary. such aa Mr. Williams
,bta lo °* *•" »»■*
it.
:
**• **• NAMEI*
AM COrWTT FHYMI« IAM
At the meeting of the county com
mtaotoners last T Bonds y Dr. H M
King w*s reappointed county ph ysl *w
■ ian^lir Guy on of Montpelier ss4 M
ftfTfiuifuii of Parta, wars applicants
The now wagon hrtggos at Pegram |
and Border were accepted and final
Tbe two
payments made on th
bridges cost »20.000.
Th* appoint Dent of a connty t
a
bnt
urer to fill tb* vacancy asset by tbe
resignation of Mrs G<
nee Lueile Hall, won considered hat
action was deferred until tbe meet
■g* De Vo*.
tng of tbo beard ne« Toeeday Three
applications for tbo appeiauneat
get
r I
were on fils, namely :
Mis s Mercy
Price of Parta. Lorenzo fiblrtll* of
r>Tld ** d Mf»- Flor* «ever* of
Montpel i e r
AMbosgh no applies
lions bad bees filed, w* und*rataa<
Eonta Perkin* of Montpelier sad
Chaa, Lindsay of Georgetown
-
■ll
the board considered . tb*
of
t.
Yon can't afford to b* w Kb oat th*
Caribou commissioners with Mr Mar
tin at an early dale to ascertain what
the officials of the sew county will
do la the matter.
Mr Martin staled that the depart
ment would he willing to go ahead
with the expenditure of Ita «11.00«
this
year, providing this county
agrees lo pul Its $10.000 and the
balance of Its share seat year. If
this la done. II means that one-third
or mors of the road will be con
structed this year Worh will begls
on the Montpelier end and the road
completed as (hey go along.
High! here It might be well te
einte for tbe benefit of any wbo
be opposed to (be expenditure of
*««.••« or «60.000 by tbta county
, for the constrnctlon of this rosd.
that It will not he n make shift of n
road and there will sot be any
"graft" In connection with ths worh.
It will be a scientifically constrscted
(highway, and one over which It will
be a pleasure to ride
plnted It will bring Bear Lahti and
Mtnr valleys In closer touch with each
othsr sad will be «f great financial
*"•»•«» »« «*• valleys
Ibla long contemplated highway Is
• r
When com
In addition to tbs good nsws that
to bo constructed, comao tbe sews
that the forest deportment will this
yoar spend about ««».000 on (he Lo
gan canyon rood,
The completion of thsao two high
ways will give practically a boule
vard from Halt Laks. via Losen, to
filar valley
greatest scenic highways In (ha Inter
mountain region.
It will be oaa of tho
BEAK LAKE FARM LANIM
INI BEAMING IN VALUE
A couple of instances of how the
value of farm lands Is increasing la
Hear Lahs county waa brought to
our attention Iasi Tuesday,
"'■'snre the parly, wbo preferred lo
not bave bis name mentioned, paid
• !.\00 for ISO
nlr.gton precinct nine years ago
recently sold ibe 100 acres for »!«,
ooo.
of land la Be*
sen
A year ago another Bennington
farmer paid »3.100 fowlIO sere* and
a few weeks ago sold ths tract for
»7.000
Hurb transactions aa thane
show I bet Beer Lake people have
faith la their own county, for the
purchasers in both Instances
Bennington man
Thsy felt that the
land was worth Ihe pries they wore
paying end (hat II would prodace
crops which would bring them good
interset °° Investments
WYOMING M4IMJN TO BE
FLUOB LEADER IN (ONGI
Washington. March fttprmsa
tat Iv* Fraak W Moadefl of_
Castle, Wye., today waa elected re-
•ubllcan floor leader la the
The vote for Mondell ess I«« to
it. the latter number voting SMToly
preewnt "
Fifty three vote*
*w
M
pahllcan committee
Prenons to tho nomination of
onde 11 Hepr
atailva Mass, till
nnta. present republican floor lunger.
waa choses lo again tang repshMian
„„mlnattoo
Tb» vote for Maas
i»4. 12 voting against him sad 2 vot
tatlv# Loagworth.
Ohio.
Moadell firm cams to Wash lagt on
luring Ibe 64tb rongr
a tb* bouse daring tbe »»tfe congress
bnt was started to tbe 6«lb sag all
snccodiag
He
Daring bl* stay la
be baa boea cbalrmaa of lbs ir
get
r I gat Ion sad pnbllc land mmmlttvss
ttan committee during tb* »fitfi
Hta •lectio* aa floor taafior pots
■ll
hi a rank equal ta that of speak
t. Ho In for suffrage sad pmhlbt
dan. and hta •taction will
«nttafy ouffragtaca sad prnMbitlsntaM
aba fought k aprsas n taitva Olltau lor

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