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A Progressive Independent Newspaper Devoted to AU the Interests of Bear Lake County, Idaho. y MONTPELIER, BEAR LAKE COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 1921 NUMBER 43. VOLUME XXVL PIONEERS HEUTE EVEHTS0FINTEREST1 t , L St. Charles, Ida., Jan. 12.—< of the fifteen pioneers who came h in 1864, eleven were present church here Sunday. *A nice progr was arranged in their honor, which Included speeches by some of the veterans. H. S. Rich related some of the things he saw upon his first vi sit to St. Charles. He and two or three other men oame over to look at the country, and the surroundings had the appearance of never having been visited by white man. Mr. Rich stated that during their stay they caught a trout that weighed 25 lbs. Mr. Rich did no make his home here but located in Paris. 9 E. M. Allred told of the experi enced he passed through the first winter. Among other things Mr. All red stated that he was without shoes and stockings, but did not freeze his feet. The first couple to marry, he said, was George M. Pugmire and Maria Young, the eldest daughter of Bishop William G. Young. The fin* boy born here was Charley Windley. William WilliamBon Bang "Hard Times Como No More Again" the pio neers present joining in the chorus. Mina Brewer was the next speak er. She stated that while she was quite r. girl when she arrived in the valley, yet she did not possess a pair of shoes for the first several years. Ola Transtrum told the audlenoe that he came here because he had to: eH was but si months old. Bishop Transtrum will talk to the people of St. Charles ln two weeks and tell of his experiences ln Bear Lake coun ty since pioneer days. The speakers mentioned the fact that the first year or two the people lived in dug outs. On account of the cold weatner hree of the oldest pioneers were not present. These were John Windley, 82; Cecelia Jensen, 84 and Grand ma Transtrum, 92. Forty-four pe cent of the members of the ward at tended tho services. An old-time party will be given this coming Friday evening. Dancing will form the principal amusement, and refreshments will be served. The St. Charles Roller Mill Is en joying a busy season, and is operat ing night and day. 7 A 'An # E'TIRE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT Superintendent W. R. Slders of the Pocatello Public Schools is now in Boise, where he will appear be fore the legislative committee in con nection with the unit consolidated school district system. The proposed system, which holds promise of be ing adopted by the present legisla ture, advocates the making of each county in to a school district, instead of having many districts in a coun ty as is now the plan used. The bill was introduced last session by W. Scott Hall of Oneida county/ but was lost in the senate by a small margin. The measure has gained support ers, however, but on the condition that certain changes be made. They don't want to make the bill compul sory upon each and every county in the state but will suggest instead that those counties that want it hold an election and either install or re ject the system on that basis J. E. Turner, of Payette, chairman of the legislative committee of the Idaho State Teachers* association, was in Boise Thursday conferring with officials regarding the matter and called a meeting of the sub-com mittee on legislation for Saturday, when a conference with legislators will be held on the proposed system. NOTICE—BOOSTERS A meeting of all the members of tho Bear Lake Booster» Club will be held tonight (Friday), in the new quarters in the building formerly the Gee pocket billiard room. Im portant business will be transacted und a full at tan dance is earnestly re quested. Eight o'clock sharp. 0k 1 And He Surrired to Considerable Extent MICKIE, THE PRINTER'S DEVIL Tome nouwi eoortxe'. k \ ©owe uo fcosmESÄ r —\ . gjHB® ( vad s\r wm, NOO A.'VOOU'&U KJCR.* TOOWUfc CMk r gEXE NOO oerr lU TUE \* HOOr~: TBhMT TO UtfE TO X OLD •> NOO (ÛOTTA r-—-"3/ \uwe*e**\) X VOUT.-TWC M STW > t\X. <20 c i Wl AMD QOGÊ& W\<=, VWOAMEN J t w I? ft] (f * <* 4 u m ■* □□ *. ■w Social Events 0üheJfekpEffl7!l.a Last Friday afternoon at her home Mrs. C. W. Hosmer w as hos tess at u delightful card party. Ttve hundred Whs prayecT uhtif aTate hour In the afternoon. Mrs. H. O. Nuckols won high score and prise. After the game luncheon was served, guests were Mrs* Ferguson, Mrs. Nuckols, Mrs. Downing, Mrs. Jeff Davis, Mrs. 6. H. Groo, Mrs. J. J. Hillier, Mrs. E. A. Brough and Mrs. Hosmer. The A surprise party was given at the home of Mrs. Roy Bird of Dingle last week in honor of her father, Mr. Peter Hansen, who on that date readhed his 70th birthday. The fol lowing guests were present: Martin Hansen, Albert Hansen and wife, Horton Hansen and wife, Theodore Dayton and family, Hannah Dayton, Will Bird and Chris Sorenson. Topics of the day were discussed, after which an elegant supper was served. The Ladies' Aid-of the Methodist church had a meeting at the home of Mrs. E. L. McClave. Mrs. Sloane was hostess. After talking on several subjects a dainty luncheon was serv ed. The next meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. F. N. Bryden. • • • Last Friday night the lMsses Es ter Brennan, Isabel Bagley and Vir ginia Brough were hostesses to a number of friends at an old fash ioned party given in the Montpelier theatre. All guests present wore aprons and overalls. Dancing and music were the features of the even ing. * * ¥ Mrs. H. G. Nuckols will be hostess Friday afternoon at a card party. .^''Miss Claudia Behymer and George' Colliprlest, two of Montpelier's most prominent young folks, were marri 'An Soda Springs last Saturday, i*»turnofl the same tey were met by a party of friends at the depot and given a midnight ride on one of the trucks at the depot. Af ter a thorough initiation they were permitted to go home. Miss Behy mer 1 b the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Behymer and Is one of the popular young women of the city. She has been in the employ of the Mutual Creamery company for a number of years. Mr. Colliprlest is the son of Mr .aud Mrs. Hank Colli p riest of this city, and has been in the employ of the Short Line for some time. • * • Miss Olive Dayton and Alfred Jen sen, prominent young folks of this city, were united in marriage in the Salt Lake temple laat week. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dayton and the groom Is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Jensen. • • • Miss Lois Dalrympie was hostess at a birthday party at her home laat Thursday, the occasion being her 8th NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS During the past few days subscription statements have been sent tb all delinquent sub scribers to the Examiner out side of Montpelier with au ur gent request for early settle We hope that our readers who receive a state ment of their account will bear one thing In mind: That while the individual bill is small, sev eral hundred of like tenor ount to a large sum, and this is the burden that the publish er carries. You will then rea lize that it is mhch easier for you to pay up your small indebt edness and a few months in ad vance, than for us to carry sev eral hundred dollars books, with the added expense of further billing. We anticipate a hearty re sponse. LOCAL UM VALUES p.c. ; Washington. Jan. 14.—The Direct or of the census announces, subject to correction, the following prelim inary figures from the census of ag riculture for Bear Lake county, Ida. Farms and Acreage. 1920, 826; 1910, 782; increase, 6.4%. Operated by white farmers, 1920^ 826, 1910, 783; increase 6.b%. Operated by owners and mana gers, 1920, 792; 1910, 764; increase 6 % ; operated by tennants, 1920, 33; 1910; 29. Land In farms, total acres, 1920, 202,890; 1910, 167,276; Increase, 21.3%. Improved, acres, 1920, 108,468; 1910, 107,652; increase 0.8%. FARM VALUES Value of land and buildings. January 1. 1920 _27.144,822 . April 15, 1910 ':_ 3,983,119 Increase, 1910-20 _ 3,161,603 Per cent 70.8 Washington, Jan. 14.—The Direct or of the Census announces, subject to correction; the following prelim inary figures from the census of ag riculture for Caribou county, Idaho. FarmB and Farm Acreage, January 1, 1920—Farms, 368; operated by white farmers, 368, by colored farm ers, none; operated by owners and managers, 341, by tenants 27; land in farms, total acres, 122,803; Im proved acres, 62,783; value of land and buildings, 83,483,780. FORD PRODUCTS REACH LOWEST POSSIBLE LEVEL The Bear Lake Motor company, lo cal Ford dealers, have received In formation from Ford headquarters ln Detroit to the effect that Ford oars and other products of that con cern, have reached the lowest possible .level under present conditions, and tha Information is uncertain that the prices will not advance, this depend ing entirely upon the success of the Ford people in buying material at present prices in the markets. The Bear Lake Motor company has an important announcement elsewhere in this Issue regarding the prices of Ford cars. The company anticipates tho greatest sales in Its history due to the big cut made in Ford products some months ago. HOW THEY FIX 'EM OVER AT POCATELLO Tho following cases of violation of the liquor laws were disposed of ln the district court at Pocatello Mon^ day: Albert Boyd, possession of intoxi cating liquor, $260 and costs and 120 days in jail. Petro Perichart, possession of In toxicating liquor, |400 and costs and f*0 days in the county jail. Frank Shields, possesion of intoxi cating liquor, 8360 and cosU and 90 days in the county jail. Vern R. Benson, possession of In toxicating liquor, 2300 and costs. Casey Lahift, selling intoxicat ing liquor, fine of 8300 and costs. IMPROVED BUSINESS METHOD On January 1st, the Frank Jones A Sons meat and grocery establish ment went on a strictly cash basis, falling ln line with many other prog ressive institutions of Montpelier which have operated on this basis in the past. It is needless to say that the Jones firm is on the right track, because there is much heedless waste attached to the credit system, much loss and endless expense ln making collections. birthday. Games were played and music enjoyed sfter which the lights were turned out and the birthday cake decorated with nine candles lightsd and presented to her and then a delicious luncheon was serv ed. The party included the following guests: Misses Melbr. Clark, Isola Dunn, Wyoma Dunn, Lavenre Fol llck, Fern Birch, Gertrude Berry. Permelia Dunn, Mina Berry, Noma Bourns and Maud Williams. OLD TIME RESIDENT DIED HERLMONDAY 1m«c Van Tunk, died January 10/ 1»«. «t hi. home In Montpelier from «nr rm tt* ? ind htd *nd had apparently nearly recover ed. when the relapse occurred. er. England. Ju.t out of London, the er. Englad. Ju.t out of London, the non of Isaac and Sarah Evan. Tunk., IK;*' JS? 2th hi. f.th"r 2d Aa «S!ï tïX; he crowed the plain, during the Civil war and settled In Morgan, Utah. They shortly afterward, cam. to the Bear Lake valley and settled ln Ovid. pita father operated what was per h , M .v hapa the first lime kiln in Parla, and idled from poisoning received while in this business. Mr. Tunks remained in the valley until he was grown, 'when he left and went to Nevada, where he was identified with the mining booms at Virginia City, 811 ver Reef and others. He drifted from there to Montana and was present at moat of the big mining booms In Nevada, Montana and Idaho durnlg the days of the '70s and early '80a. He returned to Bear Lake county in 1886, married and settled at Ovid, and lived there until he moved to Montpelier a year ago. He was typical of the early west, rather rough and ready but had n big heart and was generoua to n fault. He la survived by hia wife, Annie Larson Tunka, two aona, Sam V. and S. R. Tunks; a half-sister ,Mrs. J. 8. Heggie, all of Montpelier, and one slater jn London, England. The funeral services were held ln the Ovid meeting house. The speak ers were: Oliver Peterson, James A. Olson and Bishop John T. Peterson. The body was laid to rest in the Ovid cemetery. REAP, 1.AKKRH WED IN ZION Last week marriage permits were granted by tho 8alt Lake county clerk to the following Bear Lake county residents: John T. Briscoe, of Bloomington and Ada Matthews, of Liberty. Hyrum L. Austin, of Montpelier and Mayetto Hansen of Twin Falla. Hyrum A. Anderson, of Downey and Iris Lindsay, of Ovid. WOO 1X2ROWERS' CONVENTION 8alt Lake City, Jan. 11.—Whether or not the emergency tariff bill is side-tracked against tho interest of the sheep Industry, there will be no let-up on the part of the sheep men of the United States to secure per manent wool tariff legislation be fore the present CongressjJhccordlng to pre-convention rumbles of the Na tional Wool Growers'. The associa tion will hold its 66th annual conven tion at the Hotel Utah In Salt Lake City, January 17th, 18th and 19th. Members are coming from all parts of the United States with ammuni tion to the big fight. They are bring ing a determination that every ef fort must be mads that the great cause of wool shall suffer as little aa possible ln the face of appalling difficulties. They ere summoning the coherts of the wool growers against conditions that seem to spell disas ter to the Industry The battle In Salt Lake, which ap parently will be but a slight prelim inary to the subsequent battle In congress will g«t Its first Impetus in the report of the formidable com mittee now fighting the legislative battles at Washington on the Emer gency bill. This committee comprises some of the foremost growers of wool and authorities on wool grow ing in the United Sûtes. They have been active for the Fordney hill which provides for a period of ten months of 45-cent tariff on scoured wool end a 16c tariff on grease wool. The convention will bring together more than 600 of the most promin ent sheep men of the country, the greeter majority, sa is the general New Officials * i "** 11 abortïyaftir Isu^elock and tot ln C | NDt „ ^ s utte and turn iV« »h. attain «f ta* «««■»* «wir7« "« n * £^£t £ ÎLZ £i?7^rï ^ b ^ d . Th _,^.* "1. ^mmuilo^^wmla«^.* M°o^: * * «2^1 n r „î?_ ,.dt « 7i!w ' bjr C tT Auditor 8. fh , _ th £ÜL**^? Un-Ln* ' ' , ""î _ T ; How * U ' chairman, and John T. Pateraon, oaa ,, ...» ih. .»** UÄ y ** ar * 0< * that the nekt llttl sum of 3160.006 represented tt* bal ance in the county treasury, sad wished tha new hoard every success. Mr: Howell has served the county for eight consecutive years, and Mr. Pet erson has been In tha hhrness for six years. Both hava been efficient and hard working officials. Upon convening Commtastonar William R. Morgan moved that Mr. Wright be appolated chairman. Tha motion was seconded by Mr. Hart, and Mr. Wright was tha unanimous choice for ehalrmaa. After listening to a faw remarks regarding battsr highways by Jndge Gough, tha com missioners adjourned for lunch. offlcara taking tha oath of Other < office were: Miss Amy Munk, trea surer and tax collector; Jamas Dun a. assessor; David 0. Knaa, attorney; W. Smith Hogs, probata Judge, Arth ur Budgw. sheriff, and Robert Hard ing, connty surveyor. NEW MANAGER HOTEL PARDO About tha first of tha yaar a change of management of tha Parla hotel occurred, when R. L. Sweeten, of Salt Lake, took over tho thriving hostelry in tha county seat. Mr. Sweeten Is • musician of note, and waa a resident of Utah for many years. He Is tha brother of 0. O. Sweeten of Colltneton, member of the board of county commissioners of Box Elder county. rule, being from western stats*. They will be welcomed by Charles Mebey, the new governor of Utah, C. B. Hawley, president of the Belt Lake City Commercial Club and Chamber of Commerce, and will be addressed by men of national prom inence. Speclafc transportation raise are now being arranged by the con vention committee with the rail roads. The Belt Lake City Commercial Club and Chamber of Commerce which has recently committed Itself to the fight of tho wool tho Industry from tho harm that threatens under p re s en t econlmlc conditions, is lining np lu forces. Including the whole elate of Utah. They purpose to throw tho whole In fluence of the orgnnlsatlon behind the deUrmlnatton ranched nt the convention. to MVS THINGS TO REMEMBER That the •«rial ft st o ries. 01.00 to 8ido THAT YOU GET ALL THIS BUM OF BUM) u yaart I If yaw are uot a phone your ta m. RELIEE SERIES IR It Is hereby directed that In all stakse and wards of the Church of Jeans Christ of Latter-day Saints to which this not lea shall come, a Special Fast Meeting to he held oa Sunday. January 22, on which occa sion collections will be made and contributions received tor the 'Near Bast" Railet Fund which la daallng with tha distress prevailing In Ar menia and In other oppressed sec tions of Asia, and also tor tha Euro pean Relief Council which Is plan ning lo provide food for three and a half million hungry children In mid Europe, Bishops are requested to Invoke the services of their ward teachers sad alt other available agenciee In making a thorough canvass of their wards, between now and the data named. In order that every family ahall he Invited and encouraged to contribute the équivalent of at least the two meals contemplated by the fast, for the feeding of those who are confronted by long months of semi-starvation. Wa should Ilka to know that ovary man. woman and child In alt our communities had dons this much In responding to this most piteous appeal to thslr human ity ; whils of course, those who feel so Inclined eaay contribute as mach sa they choose. Tha condition of these millions of under-nourished unis ones in Euro ope, as described by those who have vlsttad the countries of central sad south-eastern Europa, Is tragic In tha extreme, been the causes of tho present woe, the children are not responsible. They must not be allowed to perish, tf an outstretched hand offering sus tenance and nourishment can save than. Let every parent in oar land of peace and plenty, and let every child also—bestow a sympathetic thought upon a situation of such suffering as happily they have never known—and tha response, we feel sura,' will be spontaneous and liber al. It la an extraordinary emergen cy, calling for unusual measures sud must be met promptly. As follow era of the Master who drow tha little children to Him and blessed them, our Immediate duty is to see that no hungry child cries In vain for bread. IIEBKR J. ORANT, ANTIION 11. LUND. CHARLES W. PENROSE, First Presidency. Whatever may hava The presidency of (he Montpelier ■Uks are desirous that tbs bishops of all lbs wards In the stsks carry out tbs' suggestions est forth In tha abovs msassgs from tbs first prssi dsney. A wash from Sunday is tha data of tha spaeUl service. FARMERS SHOULD LOOK OUT FOR SPOILAGE OF WHEAT. Our attention waa drawn to tho serious condition that farmers are up agalaat through spoilage of whoat on account of tho grain containing too much moisture, familiar with conditions states that thousands of basbsls of whsst hove spoiled in storage, n condition that hui fnw fer«!«rs are aware of, ha eeuse the spoilage occurs in the grata bins several laches ander the sar A gsntismsn It is Meted upon relis bis authority that no wheel has been shipped out of this county thet did not contnin nt least 16 per cent moisture, sad nil has been thrown Into oample grade. Farmers era advised to dispone of their wheat within the next 80 days. Ninety per cent of the grain la the valley should be moved before any material change In the weather to prevent farther molding In the bine. BABY FARM Eft AWAY. Tha two-wcaks* old infant child of Mr. aud Mrs Ootloib Loartacbar. died early la the weak after u brief U lu ses.