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i f ■' ■M ' MONTPELIER EXAMINER Â Progressive Independent Newspaper Devoted to All the Interests of Beer TaIm> County, Idajjo. VOLUME XXVII. MONTPELIER, BEAR LAKE COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 1921. NUMBER a ACTIVE BASEBALL That Montpelier will have an ac tive baseball season Is now assured by the baseball committee of tho Chamber of Commerce, which has outlined a plan for promoting a first class team in thlB city for the pur poso of playing strictly Independent ball during the summer. The com mittee is composed of the same men who acted In this behalf last year, being J. H. Beatty, E. E. Mulica and Frank Sunderland, -jr. In speaking of independent base ball, Manager Beatty states that this was the most satisfactory class of ball for Montpelier, wblch eliminates the costly and many awkward fea tures of being allied with a number of teams In a league. It will be easier to finance and more self-sup porting. A FINANCE COMMITTEE Tho committee has conferred with President-elect Harold Toomer of the Chamber of Commerce relative to the appointent of a finance commlt tee, and tho committee was assured that such a committee would be ap pointed and that steps would be tak en at tho next meeting to complete preliminary details of financing a good homo team In Montpelier. There are t»any towns that wish to enter into contests with Mont pelier. Inquiries have already been received from Hammerer and other towns. Good teams aro being or ganized In Rock Springs, Green Riv er and Kemmerer In Wyoming, and in Soda Springs, Bancroft and.Grace. Games will bo arranged with these teams. It is planned to play the majority of games on the home grounds. Everybody should boost for a good ball team—It will be a valuable aB æt to tho city. HEAVY REGISTRATION - The registration of voters for the city election Tuesday reached the grand total of 1,011, divided in the three wards as follows: First ward 290; second ward, 406; third ward 316. It is needless to say that this Is by far tho heaviest registration ever récordedo In Montpelier. We doubt if there Is another city In the west of tha same population as Montpelier, that has ever approached anywhere near tha record set by this city for a municipal contest. It showed fine spirit upon the part of the people of Montpelier and demonstrates the in terest taken in city affairs. Keep it up—that is all that is required to mako Montpelier a better city and a move desirable place in which to live. Montpelier, April 22,'21 To The Examiner: In the last issue of The Examiner and in the Salt Lake Tribune April 21st is published the extraordinary proceedings of our county commis sioners in regard to the wage scale fixed for Bear Lake coupty work. Naturally this wage will draw press comment from coast to coast as editors, laborers, merchants or min isters havo never set eyes on such a , ridiculous wage set for 1921. No man can eat 3 meals a day and sleep in a bed at night at this wage and see a movie once a week. More over he and his fonr horses would die of old age working at this wage trying to pay bis taxes for 1921. The Idaho state wage scale is «4.60 per single hands. Mr. P. B. Nelson District Engineer of the state has said that the highway from Fish Hafen to Georgetown could be grad ed for «7,000.00 per mile, but evi dently he doesn't know his business as our commissioners think this work can be done for about 83,500 as per their wage scale. Think gentlemen of working your self and four horses two days for the county and one day for yourself pur chasing and hauling home one ton of coal and one sack of oats. We don't know where yon men buy your groceries, coal, shoes and etc., but we would like to know how yon figure you can ever Tepair even one mud-hole in this county at this wage of 88-60 per day. And we are wondering if yon can't see that yon are paving the way for Montpelier especially to lose, as onr paving contract was let at such a time that the contractors could well afford to pay 86.00 per single hand and not.leas than $ 7-00 for man and team. But by your setting the pace for wages we taxpayers of Montpelier stand to lose thousands of dollars. Think It over Commissioners and remember "The Golden Rule." HEBER PHELPS, DAVIS ELECTED WINS OVER WILLIAMS BY 196 In one of the most interesting city elections held in years, M. Jeff Davii is the choice of the people for mayor of Montpelier. Heavy voting was recorded in every ward, and the people showed an interest never before leard of. Following is a detailed official report of the balloting by wards; WHITE HOUSE VETERAN I y m > : m V ■ * $ Â; ffi :• " ' ■ ■! •Vill Strauss,..who has the dtstlnc tlon of being the oldest employee, In point of service, nt the White House. Mr. Strauss, whose official classifica tion Is fireman, has been employed at the executive mnnslon for 38 yearn SOME SHOW Thosn who have been waiting for n real musical comedy will have tho privitego of witnessing on I of tho finest musical shows that hnn ever crossed the coun try. It la "Tho Sweetheart Shop" which comes here direct from a threo nights engagement at tho Salt Lake theatre. You can gain some Idea of tho mag nitude of thin attraction when you consider that tha company uses five cars, two standard Pullmans .and three baggage cars, in being transported over tho country. Tho company was procured under extraordinary circumstances and detour to mako this engagement at an ex tra expense of more than «600 in transportation alone. Manager Steven's efforts In putting over "Robin Hood*' so successfully, is responsible for procuring this big attraction for Montpelier. If $he people of Montpelier want tho city to re main on tho theatre map In New York and Chicago;, and| have such attractions stop here, there Is but ono thing to do—to pat ronlzo theso big shows. There is more real satisfaction in at tending one such show than a dozen of the poorer class.-(Ed). RAYMOND DRAMATICS "Nothing but tho Truth" will be presented at 8:30 p. m. May 6, at the Raymond dance Hall by home talent. "Nothing But tho Truth" is a snappy play with a unique plot. The Hero's magnificent attempt to tell nothing but the truth for twenty four hoars results in many laughable difficul ties and a happy eventuatlon. JUDGE A. B. GOUGH LECTURE SUNDAY EVENING Under the auspices of the Mntaal Improvement Association, Judge A. B. Gough will deliver a lecture at tho tabernacle Sunday evening at 7:30, on the subject: "The Heart of Americanism." A special invitation In extended to former service men, and the public generally Is Invited to attend. The following program will be rendered before the addreaa; Plano selection, Veldran Robison; song, Nancy Phelps; quartette, Ru dolph Widmer and company. BIG DEMAND FOR SEEDS. Th« demand for govern ment seeds from all parts of the county was so great that the allotment sent to The Examiner by Senator Frank R. Gooding, was used np in a few days af t o r announcement was made by this paper. This is the reason that so many mail orders from onr sub scribers could not be fill ed by us. CANDIDATES PRECINCTS 1st' 2nd 3rd Total Plurality 497 • 191 MAYOR M. J. DAVIS. FRANK M. WILLIAMS. 94 116 96 ..... 139 220 138 306 CITY CLERK F. L. CRUIKSHANK. 207 282 187 676 TREASURER H. B. HULL. _ 205 282 187 674 Councilmen 1st Ward J. S; ROBISON. T. N. STEPHENS . . 164 236 146 .. 123 219 146 546 488 JOSEPH BURGOYNE. W. WOODRUFF CLARK 81 93 73 85 76 250 67 225 Councilmen 2nd Ward F. N. BRYDEN. 182 263 174 619 M. B. CHERRY. LUKE ROGHAAR 144 234 93 100 143 521 238 85 278 Councilmen 3rd Ward RICHARD GROO___ WM. H. MURRAY .. 173 256 147 252 168 597 168 567 E. L. McCLAVE 96 91 82 269 A total of 810 votes were east, divided Ward, 233; Second Ward, 336; Third Ward, 241. The num ber registered was 290 in the First Ward; 407 in the Second Ward, and 315 in the Third Ward, a total of 1012. as follows: First HOLD LOVEFEST Tho truo spirit of cooperation and unexcelled team work of tho outgo ing mayor and council which baa been tho predominating featnro of tho past administration was demon strated forcibly Wednesday night of last week. Following the «regular routine of business, which the coun cil worked on until a late hour In or der to clean the slate as nearly as possible preparatory to tha change, the meeting took on a different as pect. Business was laid aside and the meeting reverted into a farewell gathering in which all the officlals engaged In speeches and general feli citations were exchanged and a feel ing of good fellowship prevailed. W. Woodruff Clark, president of council, was the first speaker, and on behalf of his fellow councilman pre sented Mayor Hoff a fine desk ther mometer. neatly engraved and con taining tho names of conncllmen Clark, George, Jones, Bryden, Mc Clavo and Brongh one side and tho name of H. H. Hoff, on the other. Every elnnellman, with the excep tion of Mr. Brongh, who was called to Salt Lake previous on account of the serions illness of his mother, mado excellent speeches In which a general review of the activity of the administration was touched upon. Speeches were also made by Clerk Crulkshank, Attorney Kunx, Chief Robison and Clarence Wilson, water superintendent. All testified to the fino spirit of cooperation that has ex isted at all times. All pledges asde at the mass convention two yean ago have been fulfilled to the letter, ws are informed. A review of the activities of the administration, as brought out In the coarse of the speeches, reveals the folllwlng achievements which have been accomplished by the adminis tration: Building of of commit sidewalks. Purchased two park si tea for tbs benefit of the city and Its cltlsens. ore than two miles (Contis sed MAYOR H.H.HOFF IS APPRECIATIVE Having served tho people of Mont pelier for two terms as Mayor I de sire to express my sincere apprecia tion for tbo honors and confidence they placed in me. The past two years, I am sure, will provo epochal In the history of onr city. Improvements havo been in augurated which when completed will greatly add to tho comfort beauty and material welfare of our city. These Improvements have II llcited opposition, and in some in stances rather pronounced, but thnt is always the case when a commun ity commences to work itself out of ruts and moves forward toward better conditions. We as a council and Mayor have been criticized and have made enemies but that again Is an tncident of public office, yon can not suit everybody. We bad the in terest and welfare of the city at heart, we were familiar with the real problems and conditions and acted accordingly. I sincerely trust the incoming ad ministration will have the United support of all the citizens of Mont pelier, they received a splendid vote, so let us all boost for a better, bigger Montpelier. HRNRY H. HOFF, Mayor BROUGHH RETURN FROM LAKE Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Brongh retnrn orntng from Balt ed Wednesday Lake where they were called time ago duo to the illn Brough's mother, Mrs. Lois Brough, who passed away on Wednesday of last week. Mrs. Brongh was in her 79th year. Sunday of Mr. Services were held on FROM HODA SPRINGS. Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Ptar and County Attorney and Mrs, N. Kt Snell, and M. 8. Roberta of Sods Springs, were among the vtsirine Elks In the city Wednesday. Misa Lucy Hart of Poeatello Is rts ttlng In this city tho of Mr. and Mrs. L G.. Sloan.. ANYTHING YOU WANT Ml A notion vendor of lie va un making hl« door-to-door round« with hl« stock in-trade In « hod-like arrangement over his shoulder. These peddler« carry almost everything en American housewife can find In • well-stocked notions «tore. MAYOR-ELECT DAVIS OUTLIES In an Interview with mayor-elect M. Jeff Davis yesterday that gentle man spoke very freely of hie plans and policies In conducting the af fairs of the city of Montpelier. Mr. Davis said: "I .want to express the deep appreciation of myself and coun ettmen-elect for the honor the people have conferred upon ns In selecting ns to serve them In our various capacities, shall always feel that my duty is to serve all the people. In our system of government there la no Justification for ■ classifi cation of cltlsens. "The city administration will be condncted strictly and un varyingly accordingly to law, and no Illegal expenditures will be made with my approval. "Those chosen for service In the various departments will he choeen because 1 think they are capable and trustworthy and big enough for the positions, snd so long ea they are faithful and diligent, I shall stand by them. If they tall Is this, they will be removed. î ( ^ "So far as I am able to see the light, I shall favor all poli cies that make for the whole some up-building of the com munity, and to this welcome suggestions from any of the citizens of Montpelier. I earnestly desire the assistance end co-operation of all cltlsens without regard to whom they supported at the election. end. 1 shall I feel free to assure the cltl sens of the whole-hearted sup port and full co-operation of the new council to the end thnt we may have a cl ftclent government, and energy will be freely given , honest and ef My time and I ask every man snd woman to help myself and colleague« la making this a helpful adminis tration." PAVING B OND» r^Tmudsy Cky défit U « will be M In then by the will ha LOCAL ELKS STAGED IREEUIAR PARTY Montpelier member« of No. (74, B. P. O. E.. established an envlablo record for sociability and eulertaln ment Wednesday when upward« of ono hundred and fifty member« of that fraternity and eacorta from many Idaho and western Wyoming, jowna were aueata of the local Vneaftälr waa arrant In I ■' r of a new class of some twen ty-five members who were Initiated Into the order end became members of No. «74 of Pocatello, which in cludes this city. The Initiatory ceremonlaa took place in the I. O. O. P. hall begin ning at 4 p. in., when the following local men took on the antlers: Georgo Schoper. John Flynn, F. Preston. P. Oliver, H. Severn, Walt Sarbach, D. C, Segraves, M. J. Davis. It. Garrison, George Gooch, R. M. Thomas. H. M. Nelson. Earl Star man, Ed. Bloat, W. R. Christman, W. G. Staley, Grant Staley, O. D. Toom er, Joe Bagley, H. A. Dateeman, Jake Jensen, Bd. Smith, V. R. Bar nett. Melvin Sorensen, O. B. Mon tent» and one other whom now could not be furnished us. C. W. Hoanter, through arrange ments wth officials of Lodge No. tl, was IntUsted along with tha local The officers of No. «74 came over from Pocatello and performed the ritual, and conferred the degree on the local herd. In the evening a banquet wan glvea in the Pavilion, and the evening spent In dancing and having fine social time, men, and becomes a member of the Salt Lake lodge. No. 18 brought a special Pullman carrying the Pocatello delegation. Members were also present from Kemmemer, CokevtUe, Soda Springs and other pointa and a few visiting Elks from distant points. The ball and banquet was a com plete success. The dancer» had one real time, end it was by far the moet enthusiastic dancing event given tor many month«. L0CALNEWS ) /Two men «»peered in polioe court yesterday charged with drunkenness. Dressmaking patterns furnished; oorrect buttons and Bleated msfflea. Mrs. Sorensen, second floor Clark Grocery, uptown. J. Robb Bmdy of Poeatello was a business visitor to Montpelier Wed nesday. and remained for the Elks doings In the evening. Mr*. I A. M. Hill of Pegram vial tad with friends in this city Wednesday. Marlon Clark of Georgetown wee a business visitor here Wednesday. Christina Ketchum, O. 8. L. Opera or of Novene was a town visitor Wed nesday. Charles Rasmussen mad* a busi ness trip to Cokevllle Wednesday. Sheriff Cleveland of St. Charles tf tu Muiiipclter Wedncw / Mrs. Clifford Hunter left for Maa> croft Thursday where She will Jala Mr. Hosier they «pect to he goiur Mr. Woodruff Clark went to Book with Thursday on business. Mr. Will Cossens returned to hie home st Border Thursday. Miss Kettle Thompson of Peris • "fKfÄU. ... , A a ci ty visitor Wednesday. Dr. I. W Lynn o ed the Elks banquet and dance here Wednesday night. Mn. Briscoe if St. Charles visited in this city Wednesday betw trains. Hassell Shepherd of Parts was a visitor here Wedaeedey.. Margaret C. Karras of Kemmerer. was a visitor to this city Wednesday. James Brown of Kemmerer iras a visitor to Montpelier Tuesday. . A cooked food will be held at Rich's Grocery Saturday. Mrs. A. J. Bird of Rex barg la vtaH ax M attend ing in Montpelier et the home of kor daughter Mn. Victor Mourttsee. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Malic* of Po catello are gdeete of their eon they came np to attend the Rika kail and banquet Wednesday night. Tbs First Quorum of Riders will hold thetr regular monthly meeting Sunday May 1st at 18:18 la the Tab la tu ernscle. A good si re* COUNCIL MKKTH. Wednesday evening the city ell held a special meeting at which the votes of Tuesday's electloa were canes seed- Some slight changea from the unomclnl returns wag made In the official eouat. A hatch of regular buataea disposed of. Including the alto of u somber of MU*. »»FICI» OP MEETING. ta * of lev of •take priesthood meeting will be held In the tabernacle In this city Saturday, at 11 o'clock. A good at THE PRESIDENCY.