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The Montpelier Examiner
Published Every Friday. An Independent Weekly Newspaper H. M. NELSON - Editor and Owner Entered at the postofficee, Mont pelier, Idaho, as second class mall matter. Subscription Bates: One year in advance. Six months in advance— Three months in advance. .$ 2.00 1.00 .50 LOCAL BANKS MAKE GOOD SHOWING DESPITE the old cry that usually goes the rounds in most all commu nities that "there is no money in the country, and the farmers are broke," we note that Montpelier banks are enjoying an unusual growth in poin, of total volume of business, espec tally for this time of the year. When banks in a farming commu nity such as Bear Lake county ca show a SL«ady, conservative growth such as our local banks are showing, at this season of the year when the farmers are spending their monej rather than receiving, it certainly looks good, and a glance at the statements of the First National and the Bank of Montpelier, which, appeared in this paper last week and this, should dispel the idea from ev ery individual's mind that we are ex periencing "hard times." It is true that the farmers and stockmen have suffered a great deal this spring, due to the late season and the extreme shortage of feed. It is regrettable that so much hay is shipped out of Bear Lake county in the fall and winter that our own live stock is placed in jeopardy througtÿ this course, but this will doubtless be overcome another season, because with the experience of the past spring we believe that the farmer! of Bear Lake county will guard theli) own interests more thoughtfully and see to it that sufficient feed is stored away in the fall to care for the stock of the county in such emergencies as the past winter. PLANT POTATOES WE believe that the wise farmer in this valley will do well to plant to the limit potatoes for next fall's har vest. With the scarcity of this im portant article of food at the present time, and with the excessive prices prevailing on available supplies, it should certainly be an incentive to land owners to raise a good crop of potatoes. Wo here in Montpelier should get busy also and plant gardens, and moro particularly potatoes. Tht val ley will be completely cleaned out of potatoes before many weeks, and it will be a long time before new pota toes will be on the market. And when they do come they will be very high. Therefore the little back-yard po tato patch will come in mighty han, dy, and the money that will be saved to the individuals planting gardens will be well worth the energy. AN EDITOR'S VIEWPOINT THE editor is popularity suppose / to see everything, hear everything r • know everything and publish every thing that is going on. But sometimes he doesn't see it— doesn't want to see it—because, be ing an editor and trained to weigh all angles of every question, he knows that it is better for the com munity it he does not see it. There are many things the éditai does not publish because they ym tain no element of news, arerdis tressing to many innocent people, ENORMOUS DEPOSITS OF PHOSPHATE ROCK. State Mine Inspector Robert N. Bell of Boise, who recently visited the phosphate fields in Bear Lake and Caribou counties, says the Soda Springs Chieftain, had the following to say concerning this industry upon his return to Boise: "Another move in the phosphate field iB that of a no less important institution than the Anaconda Cop per Mining company of Butte, Hobt., at whose extensive chemical labora tories a phosphate rock concentra tion process has been worked out to such a degree of established perfec tion in the production of high grade soluble phosphoric oxide as to war rant this, big financial institution in the purchase of one of the largest privately owned rock phosphate de posits in the southeastern Idaho field seven miles northeast Springs in Caribou county. "This big deal involving six fig ures has recently been completed and the Anaconda company has expressed its intention of improving it lmmed lately with the construction of a rail road spur seven miles long and the erection of a milling plant of 1000 tons dally capacity for handling the product sad designed with founda tion plans for two additional units of the same capacity." of Soda * We are eternally and everlastingly and teetotally opposed to war, espec subscriber gets tally when sc Bees are wise ' and. save their SI I * V r * • » • " You bo wise and saveyour A* < f * * j # ft * K : r/. ■/ gSWjC«p it i in. CUB BANK where if 4 » üliiM. THIS LESSON FROM NATURE SHOULD NOT GO UN HEEDED. THE BEES GATHER HONEY WHEN THEY CAN, AND STORE IT AWAY FOR THE FUTURE. YOU SHOULD BANK YOUR MONEY NOW FOR YOUR OLD AGE. YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO WORK ALWAYS AND THE MONEY YOU CAN SO EASILY SPARE NOW MAY SOME DAY KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY FROM WANT. START A BANK ACCOUNT TODAY. Bank: of Montpelier and their publication could serve no good purpose. Sometimes the editor is criticised for his forbearance, but at least some of his critics do not stop to remem ber that possibly the paper is just as forebearing regarding an incident or wo of their own lives. \There are many things to be co before putting it in aid rd type. ENCOURAGE ATHLETIC». SUMMER is about with us again and the small boy is casting around for avenues of amusement, discourage him. be encouraged, and that encourage ment could well be in the line of athletic sports. There is no other form of amuse ment so calculated to develop both mind and body as athletics, bring into play every muscle, and are conducive to quick and accurate ac tion of mind. Athletics are the sports of all sports, and they pro duce men among men. Don't Rather he should They ANENT INVESTMENTS MANY persons with a few hun dreds or thousands of savings are looking around for opportunities for investment. There are thousands of such opportunities, but many of them are far from safe. The daily press is full of offers of mining stocks, municipal and build ing bonds, and other forms of invest ment. Some of these are unques tionably safe and desirable, while Where are far from it. The difficul té is to tell the good from the bad. I The country is making feeble and spasmodic efforts to recover from im orgy of price inflation and spend ing. with but indifferent success. / If a panic or a severe stringency in tho money market overtakes us, as many think will be the case, these stocks and bonds may suffer serious shrinkages in value or become scraps of paper upon which the holder finds ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■M A A W3 V A ■ S/RULES\p /STORES ? 7Q> ■ ■ Better Goods Lower Prices ■ ■ The 3 Rules Store . Cash, Small- Profite, One-Price ■ it. difficult to realize. I Local citizens who aro looking for investment might do well to leave tfieir money in bank yet a little while longer, until the price of these se curities comes down, f Investing at the maximum of in flation is a hazardous Jump in th uncertain regions of finance. It will leave many scars before we return to a rational standard of values. j I Certain members of congress have I been stirring up a mess in Washing- j 1 EDUCATING THE PUBLIC. ton over what they term a waste ot | public funds in the publication of i bulletins by the various departments ! and bureaus. Not having seen many of the said ! bulletins, we are unable to pass Judg- i ment upon their value as educational | mediums'. And we presume the edu cation of the public is the primary object of their publication. But if the government or congress is desirous of disseminating useful Information relative to agriculture, health, science, or other subjects, thero is one way, and only one, of reaching the people who pay the bill. That way is to use the columns of the public press and pay the publish ers a fair price for the space con sumed. Practically every citizen of normal intelligence reads the newspapers. This is a newspaper age and the peoplo are lost without them. Government information dissemi nated in this manner would reach the great mass of the people,* those for whom it is compiled at great expense and would be put to practical pur pose in the extension of knowledge and the greatest development of the country. To educate the public you must first reach the public, and there is no arm so long or voice so loud |as that of the press. JUST LEAVE IT TO TERRY Harvard Authorities and Students Rely on Memory of Colored Human Encyclopedia. No one knows how he does it. He doesn't know himself. Yet Terry never forgets a face or a name. He never took a memory coarse. He never did any special mental gymnastics to de velop his memory. He has no theories on the association of Ideas. He has no little tricks, such as remembering man's name Is Carpenter because be Is built like a lath. He simply re members. that's all. Terry Is a roly-poly little colored man who for 19 years has been the human encyclopedia of the recorder's office at Harvard college. Every Har vard man since 19U0 knows Terry. The remarkable thing Is that Terry kuows every one of them. More than 10,000 men have come and gone In Terry's time. Terry remembers them all. His extraordinary faculty for re membering uames and places caused his being Installed In the position of living encyclopedia, not only on all Harvard men, but on Harvard history generally. When members of the fac> ulty want to know the date of the fire In Weld hall, or when the course Gov eminent 7B was started, or the names of the most recently elected overseers, or the score of the Harvard-Williams baseball game ten years ago, or any miscellaneous bit of Harvardlana they don't take the time to look It up. They ask Terry. And Terry always knows. LIKE EACH OTHER'S COMPANY Stones Found In Nevada Seem to Hav* a Distinct Aversion to Being Separated. In Nevada are found curious min 'soclable No better uame could be given them, since when a few are dis tributed over a level floor two or three feet apart they will begin to move toward one another to a common cen ter with an alacrity that is ludicrous/* Campers first noticed these stonea They had used wrapping paper for a tablecloth and weighted the corners! with some of the stones spread over the level top of a boulder. A few mo ments later one of the men noticed that the paper was flapping In the breeze and that the four or five stones huddled in a group In the middle of the paper like a nest full of eggs. He thought the wind was responsible, straightened them and added more eral specimens known as stones." stones. The next time he looked around the stones were hack In the heap again, Once more he replaced the stones and sat down to watch them. They began to roll and hitch along toward one an other again until they were in a pile, "Who Wrote It7" When Deiuetra Vaka, author of "Haremllk" and "In the Shadow of| Islam," first came to America she was governess for a year to the two little grandsons of J. Fenimore Cooper. The children had been brought up with the utmost reverence for their famous grandfather, and had uncon sciously imbibed the belief that all the world's best literature was the off spring of his pen. * Sometblng was said in the elder boy's hearing one day about one of the books of the Bible, with some refer ence to its authorship, and the boy looked up at bis governess with a startled face. Who wrote the Bible?" he demand ed. as one whose first faith has been '""„r. v.». «pi»»... be she could about the various books, and the boy sighed, still a bit Increduloùs. "I aways thought," he said slowly, "that grandfather wrote it." The Trend of the Times. President Kroeze of Jamestown col lege was talking about the trend of the times. "A minister," he said, "had a forci ble reminder of the trend of the times the other day. His brother-in-law, a lawyer whom he'd always rather looked up to, hailed him and asked humbly for the loan of a tWo-doilar bill. The minister made It $1 and proceeded on his way. He bad not gone far when an automobile stopped and his cousin, a horny-handed milk wagon driver, whom looked down on as a poor relation and miserable failure, leaped out and asked him to get in and have a out to Ye Village Inne roadhouse, where a very neat chicken and waffle luncheon was being served at five a plate." he'd always run Passing of a Pre-War Pet. Nowaduys, if you decided to make a present to your youngest nephew, you couldn't find a Japanese waltzing mouse In the country. It Is true that their dervish dance is out of date In this age of shimmy shaken. But that doesn't account for their extinction. The war, which took so man? lives, reached even to the mouse world. Breeden no longer raise these eccen tric little creatures, according to Ed Honey, the bird and fish man. Per haps they still live in Japan, where they are kept through immigration iawa But as far as this country goes, theae busy pets of children are now but a memory.—Minneapolis Journal. Gum From Sorghum Husks. French scientists have found that sorghum husks yield a gum which can be used for dyeing wool, silk, leather and vegetable fibers. «Hora, which are sun proof and, soap of red and The possible a re vi T I " ^ OCIETY By Miss Esther Brennan. Phone OS. The Ladies Aid of M. E. church met yesterday afternoon at 2:30 in the church parlors, tainment was provided by Mesdames Nielsen and Beckwith. « * Thursday afternoon the Thimble club met at the home of Espey Nelson. The afternoon was spent in needlework and at five o'clock a fine luncheon was served. Those Invited were Lulu Eshler, Lilliam Gaskins, Lena Murray, Ina Tunks, Maletta Wilson, Evelyn Tremelling, Mary Gee, Maud Bergman, Eliza Burton and Mary Maguire. Special enter ✓"fhe Wednesday Kensington met at (£he home of Mrs. A. A. Vealey ^'- 'A spHSMia afternoon was spent in sew ing, after which a delicious luncheon was served. Those present were Mes dames Charles Hess, W. E. Christ man, Walt Stevens, E. A. Brough, R. H. Ferguson, Tom Sneddon', Frank Bourne, G. F. Ashley, H. G. Nuckles, and Mrs. C arl Spongberg. _ _ . » ^ Mrs. Joe Bagley entertained at a theatre party Wednesday evening in honor of Mrs. Carl G. Spongberg. Mrs. Spongberg i s the guest of Mrs, lR. H. Ferguson. ("After the show the par new Burgoyne Pharmacy, invited were Mesdames Brough, Ash ley, Bourne, Hess, Hull, Groo, Christ man, Stevens, King and Mrs. Rose Tout. •efreshments in the Those » ■ 111 * - —UTT" Saturday evening eleven friends or Ferris Miles he ld a su rprise JujM y homej— Tlîe- evening~ was spent WIT games after which refresh ments were served. Those present were Louise Cruikshank, Roma Wil liams, Ed. Williams, Vella Preston, Ross Barkdull, Harry Coughlin, Dor othy Brough, Dorothy King, Duzetta Robison, Mona Crockett and Donald Lyons. bis * * Friday evening Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Loveland entertained the following guests at their home: Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Rasmussen, Mr. and Mrs. A. N Welker Mr and MrfJ A j Llnd _ I ' „ T _ ' - * j ®J' M ' a " d Mrs ' V ' L ' JoneB ' Mr - and jMrs. J. G. Watson, Mr. and Mrs. N ! C. Welker, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Welk er, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lucas, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Loveland, Mr. and Mrs_ J. C. Harvey of Salt Lake, and i ihe Misses Ruby Loveland and Lulu Christenson. | was spent and a delicious lunch was J served, A delightful evening • • Thursday afternoon Mrs. Geo. F. Ashley andMrs. H. H. King enter ; taiae at _ 0 at the home of Mrs . The house was artistically decorated with spring flowers, the baskets being tied with large bows of ! pink tullies. After cards an elabor ate luncheon was served. i Joying the affair were Mrs. Guyon, Mrs. Brennan, Mrs. p. H Groo Mrs J?«""- M S i' Somm ® rB ' M ™' l Eulber *> Mrs. Schor per » Mrs * Mulica, Mrs # Clarence ** e88, Mrs. Frank Williams, Mrs. A. Tueller, Mrs. Curran, Mrs. Hinck ley, Mrs. Hoff, Mrs. Hurley, Mrs. Henckel, Mrs. G. C. Gray, Mrs. Bert Those en Robinson and Mrs. Toomer. The high ■ > Ma u Aj « SERVICE STATION Copyright RgiMcKd, 1919 Two Advantages It doesn't take long to • tell the two important, outstanding advantages of Willard Threaded Rubber Insulation. One is—it protects the battery plates so that your battery not only gives better service, but is able to serve you longer. The. other—it makes possible the bone dry ship ment and storage of batteries, so that you can always be sure of battery newness. But there are a lot more things both about Willard Threaded Rubber Insulation and about battery that it is worth while to know. Come in any time and talk batteries. Be sure to take away a copy of the booklet, "The Wick of the Willard. a e ft Co. Higher Offer Made for Bonds A representative of the Bullock Bonding company came to Montpelier yesterday and met with the city council at 1:30 at a special meeting and made a bid on the city paving bonds which is the best received up to the present time. This firm bid $93.50 for the spe cial improvement bonds bearing 7 per cent interest and $95.00 for the general obligation bonds bearing 6 per cent. This bid is said by people informed in the matter to be a fairly good bid considering the condition of the bond market at present. The council did not accept the bid yester day, but likely will give the propo sition further consideration. Taxpayers Say No. At a meeting of the city council gfnd business men and taxpayers last night it was decided that the city's paving bonds Bhould not be sold at bids that have been made to date. Mayor Hoff announced at the begin ning of the meeting that a better of fer for the purchase of the bonds had b«en received and explained that the*purpose of the meeting was to get the sentiments of the citizens be fore taking action in the matter. A 'lengthy discussion followed in which depressions were made both for and Akainst the sale of the bonds below J/&T, and a vote taken was in favor of turning down all offers that would mean a loss to the city. The discussion grew warm in spots but serious clashes were averted and the meeting ended in good feelings all around. score was won by Mrs. Schoper and the all-cut favqr by Mrs. Robinson. • » Thursday evening Dr. and Mrs. G. F. Ashley and Mr. and Mrs. H. H. King entertained a number of their friends at "500" at the Ashley home. High scores were won by Mrs. Hess and Mrs. Vealey and the all-cut favor by Mrs. Barrett. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Brough, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bourne, Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Vealey, Mr. and Mrs. H G. Nuc kles, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Christman, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Sneddon, Mr. and Mrs. tR. H. Ferguson, Mr. and Mrs. Walt Stevens, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Hess, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hull, Mr. and Mrs. John Barrett, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Groo, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Nicholson, Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Kunz, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Mowrey, Mr and Mrs. A. J. Ashley, Mrs. Stout, Miss Nettie Hillier and Mr. R. A. Sullivan. . Supper was served at midnight. • • The second annual ball sf the Brotherhood of Railway Clerks given Wednesday evening in the Pavilion was one of tht most pleasing dancing events given this season, and was at tended by scores of couples, decorations were fine and refresh ments were served during the even ing. The • * A birthday party was given by lit tle Verge Williams Wednesday by Mrs. Williams, and a large number of his little friends gathered for an enjoyable afternoon, which was spent in playing games, were served. Refreshments Some men never know .enough to let good enough alone. That's the reason they always have more.