Dont Fôol it Away
AND MAKE LIFE ONE
Eternal Hard Pull -
That small change that melts away in your pocket
every day would soon make a nice little sum if put in our
Why not cut loose from your extravagances and
bank your money? Do you know that you will do more
work and better work when you do, and you will earn
Our bank is a safe place to put your money.
Bank of /Bbontpelter.
The Montpelier Examiner
Published Every Thursday
Aa Indépendant W — V Newspaper
H. M. NELSON, Editor and Manager
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ADVmmiHNO RATES ON APPLICATION
Kntered at the poatoffice at Montpelier,
Idahy, aa aecond claaa mail matter.
ARE WE GOING
AFTER OUR DUES?
In the state treasury over in Boise
there is, or will be in the very near
future, available for Bear Lake coun
yt, $27,000 for road building pur
To get this money Bear Lake
county must match the same two to
one, making a total of $81,000 to
spend on highways in this county.
Without putting up $54,000 against
this money of the state, the state
money will be lost to Bear Lake.
This situation occurred about two
years ago, when we had a credit of
some $17,000 but because of the in
ability of the county to match the
money at that time, or through some
other difficulty, the money was di
verted into other channels by the
stato road commission.
Bear Lake county cannot afford
to contribute to road building in a
distant county,.which will surely oc
cur again unless steps are taken soon
to devise means for matching the
state money. An election to vote on
road bonds in a sum sufficient to
match the available state money has
been suggested, and will probably
receive the endorsement of the coun
ty commissioners. We can well af
ford to bond for this amount, es
pecially in view of the fact that there
is a probability of the federal gov
ernment matching the appropria
tions of both the county find state.
If such is the case, it will mean that
for every Bear Lake county dollar
expended in road construction we
will get three dollars in value.
It is high time to think of these
matters. It will require consider
able time to put over an election and
other necessary items.
It appears that the state legisla
ture will have to come to the assis
tance of Montpelier in solving its
school building problems as they ap
pear at the present time. Bonding ex
perts tell us that we are bonded to
within $8,000 of our limit, which
makes the dream of a fine new high
school fade away, almost out of
school fade aay, almost out of sight.
It is within the power of the legis
lature to enact laws that will over
come this situation There are var
ious ways in which new legislation
would make it possible for Mont
pelier to have the needed facilities
for educating the children: One is
to levy a state school tax. The other
is to change the valuation plan as
applied to railroads. Instead of
placing a total valuation on all rail
road holdings and prorating it ac
cording to mileage, as at present,
and giving the communities wherein
are located shops, roundhouses and
extra equipment the benefit of the
assessment of such property, it would
mean much to Montpelier, and would
probably solve our school problems.
For example: Pocatello with
railroad facilities running into hun
dred's of thousands of dollars, re
ceives no more benefit in point of
taxes, than does Power county, where
there is nothing more than straight
mileage, unless the trackage within
Pocatello or Bannock county exceeds
the mileage within Power county.
The same condition is true in Bear
A small school dis
trlct in this county with as much rail
road mileage as Montpelier, has as
high a taxing limit as Montpelier,
notwithstanding the valuable rail
road facilities within the Montpelier
independent school district and the
fact that our school population is
ten times as great.
Men who have studied the tax fea
fare say that it would not increase
local taxes to levy for school purpos
es in the state, but that the big cor
porations in the northern and sparse
ly settled portions of the state, who
do not contribute in the way of taxes
to the educating of the children, are
the ones who would make up the de
ficiency in the school funds of the
various districts in the state.
it seems reasonable that they should
help maintain tho educational sys
tem of the state wherein they op
Until these problems are given at
tention *by the legislature many
school districts in the state of Idaho
will have hard rowing to expand the
system as conditions warrant.
Mrs Tom Sneddon of Diamondville i
mother of T. N. Sneddon and Mes- i
ILL IN SALT LAKE
dames Vealey and Nuckols of this
city, is reported very ill at the home I
of her daughter Mrs. O. H. Brown !
in Salt Lake. Mrs. Sneddon was j
visiting her daughter when she took j
31c BUTTERFAT 31c
IN OLD FARCE
By L. L. Clemens of Tacoma Ledger
Laughter held high court at the
Tacoma Theatre last evening and the
packed house passed the verdict of
approval upon tho farce comedy of
fering, "Are You a Mason?" The
members of the local organization of
Tabocat Grotto, under whose aus
pices the performance was arranged
were out in full force as was evidenc
ed by the liberal sprinkling of fezzes
over the auditorium.
Leo Deitrichstein's farce-comedy^
of a quarter of a century ago is just
as funny today aa it was then, and
although quite a few of the lines
were changed to meet the popular
topics of the day, the rich comedy
and ludicrous situations were the
From the rise of the first curtain
when the audience sat in a defiant
"I dare you," mood, until the curtain
dropped upon the third act, the inter
est grew and the hilarity increased
until almost a continuous laugh
greeted the actors in the final epi
But two musical numbers are In
troduced but why spoil good farce
with song numbers? As it was, the
story ran smoothly and was only in
terrupted by the hearty outbursts of
Charles Caulkins and Billy Evans
as "brother Masons," and Orrln
Brandon as the prospective candi
date, were immense.
Angus as the suspicious mother-in
law, could not have been better, and
Estelle Warfield, Catherine Mae and
Claire Morrow as the daughters fill
ed every requirement. E. Mac Der
mid as a "legit" thespian was a
scream in a part that was all too
short. Frank Stevens did a "Char
ley's Aunt" stunt that was appre
ciated. The other parts were in, ca
As a revival of an old-time stage
success the farce-comedy was the bestraf
argument for the revival of other
plays of days gone by. In comparison
with some of the new comedy dishea
up in the past few years. There is
something solid in "Are You a Mas
on?" The company's engagement
concludes with the performance to
. Local News
Mrs. Mary K. Sorensen of Ovid j
was a business visitor to Montpelier
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Arnold
has had as their guest for the past
few weeks Mrs. Alma Arnold of Og
The Messerili Shoe Shop is prepar
ed to make fine shoes to order. All
kinds of first class shoe repairing.
East Modern Drug. O. Lane prop, tf
Carson Welker was a business visi
tor to the Twin Falls section the
forepart of the week.
Mrs. Alfred Swinton of Idaho Falls
visited with her mother Mrs. Mary
E. Sorensen in Ovid several days last
Farmers! If you want the beet
prices for your grain, See O. H.
Brown, Room 15 Burgoyne Hotel tf
Mrs. J. C. Myers left this morning
for Pocatello where she will spend
two weeks visiting relativ.es and
Henry H. Hoff of the Montpelier
stake presidency, spent a few days
In the Pegram ward in the interests
of church work.
Dancing every Saturday night at
the Gem HaU. Fine music.
Supreme Court Justice Alfred
Budge broke away from his strenu
ous duties in the capital to spend a
few days of last week in this county
visiting relatives and friends.
You can't ge strong on a weak
flimsy diet. Tone up your stomach
Eat plenty of nourishing food and
build up your system. Tanlac does
it.—Modern Drug Co.
Joseph Bagiey attended the Elks
doings in Pocatello last Friday even
Mrs. William Pendry, accompanied
by her sister Mrs H. Smith Wooley
of Pocatello, departed Friday on a
visit to Chicago. .
Guard your stomach. It is tho
foundation, of health or disease.
The world's most famous stomach
medicine is Tanlac.—Modern Drug
A1 Toone, well known salesman,
representing an Ogden concern waaf
making his calls on the merchants
Monday. Mr. Toonp is a "type
sticker," of the olden days, and de
lights in telling of his experiences
at tho "case." '
And'terday in Montpelier on business,
Henry Dayton of Dingle spent yes
Koford Brothers—Builders and
sellers of New Modern Houses. J5tf
Attorney John A. Bagiey spent sev
eral days of last week in Kemmerer
on court business.
I'm in business for your health,
get results or refund your money.—
O. B. Parrott, Chiropractor. Over
Bank of Montpelier.
Mrs, Chris Benson returned yes
terday from a weeks visit with her
i parents Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dayton
i in Dingle.
H. deSchepper, well known ab
I stracter of Caribou county, spent
! two or three days the latter part of
j last week in this city on matters of
Dr. A. L. Chilton, Eye Specialist
will be in Montpelier Jan. 20, from
|8 P. m. to 7 p. m.; Jan. 21, 'from 8
a - "• to 8 P- m ' at 1110 Christman
I Jewelry Store; and in Paris, Stuck!
Jan. 20, from 10 a. m. to 1:80
Come early as I most leave
promptly at 1:80 p. m.
Merchant M. C. Clark was in from
Georgetown Monday looking after
Everybody who tries Tanlac has
something good to say about it.—•
Mrs. J. P. Alleman and- Mrs. Wm.
J. Kunz of Bern were visitors to this
city la st Fri davr-
Mr. and Mrs. Tom N. Sneddon have
Jrnen spending the past week or two
in Salt Lake visiting relatives apG
friends.- - —----—---
Qualititasta Bread for 10c a loaf
at the Royal Bakery,
in price of all pastries aggregating
25%. Eat Qualititaste bread. J5-12
Theodore Endera proprietor of the
Enders hotel in Soda Springs, was a
business visitor in the city Monday.
Mrs. Annie Hansen was -called to
Brigham City Monday on account of
the death of her sister Mrs. Char
lotte Welch Boden, who passed away
Sunday evening after being confined
to her bed for less than a week. The
services were held Wednesday after
Modern Drug Co.
the might do worse,
See O. H. Brown, Room 15, Bur
goyne Hotel, before you sell your
You can't do better and you
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
United States District Court for
tho Eastern Division of the District
In the matter of Milton J. Birch,
To the creditors of Milton J.
Birch, Bear Lake County, State of
Notice is hereby given that on the
5th day of January, 1922, the said
Milton J. Birch was duly adjudged
bankrupt, and that the first
meeting of creditors will be
held at my office at Mont
pelier, Bear Lake County, Idaho,
on the 20th day of February, 1922,
bestraf 11 o'clock a. m.
At which time
the said creditors may attend prove
their claims, appoint a trustee, ex
amine the bankrupt, and transact
such other brsiness as may properly
come before said meeting.
Dated this 20 day of January,
C. L. FRENCH,
Referee in Bankruptcy
"Where the Lane Turns
Big Theatrical event of the year
Home Talent _
Theatre, Friday, January 27
Children 25 cents
Admission 10 cents
Adults 50 cents:
Children's Matinee at 2 p. m.
Mrs. George Johnson of Ovid was
in Montpelier Saturday visiting.
W. Morgan Williams of Nounan
transacting business in this city
Every Saturday night a big dance
at tho beautiful Gem Hall, over tho
time. Fino mus
smpending a few days of the week
in. Pocatello visiting relatives and
Come and have a good
Burton and daughter
fr iends. --- - --—
Miss Jesso Beebe, one of the in
structors in tho city scnools, and
Miss Eva Furneaux, alo an intruct
or. spent the week end in Cokeville
T55r7 and Mrsi Hawley Badlëy wel
comed a baby boy to their home Iasi
Green River, but Mrs. Bagiey has
been residing at tho home of her mo
ther, Mrs. Hogensen here for a few
! For information regarding adding
! nachines of standard make, and re
built typewriters, various makes,
call at the Examiner office.
J. C. Myers attended the big Elks'
festivities in Pocatello last Friday,
returning home the following day.
Mr. and Mrs Dave Davis spent r.
few days of the week visiting their
daughter Mrs. Ruth Buss in Poca
The Bagleys reside in
E. A. Kaler spent several days of
the week In the Twin Falls section
on matters of business for the Ober
meyer Fruit company.
Frank Wright of Bennington is
transacting business in Burley t\ns
GEORGETOWN DRAMATIC CLUB
PRESENTS "THE IRON HAND"
Last Friday evening, January 20,
the Georgetown Dramatic Club un
der the direction of Edwin E. Pinck
ney, presented tho four act drama,
"Tho Iron Hand" in the Georgetown
Lall, to a crowded house. The play
ïs one of those short snappy lined
plots whch requires a lot of study for
the characters to properly interpret
their parts. "The Iron Hand" be
longs to that class of plays that are
clean, elevating, and exciting, filled
wth quick, snappy action, thrilling
situations, and containing much
bright comedy. The story of the
play is simple, plain and easily un
derstood, and yet wonderfully inter
esting, for it rivets the at9ention of
the audience from the rise of the
first curtain until its final fall. The
action goes forward with a torrent
ike rush and the denouement is un
forseen until, with a few graphic
touches, it is cleverly brought about
in the last act. The casting of the
play was a fortunate one, for each
character seemed to fit his part ad
mirably. And with the careful stag
ing and interpretation the presenta
tion was highly creditable, not only
to the players themselves, but to the
community in general. For it is a
rare occasion indeed, that a number
of amateurs are able to stage a play
wth the same degree of success, and
to meet with the ready, magnetic in
spiration from their audience. .
To pick the stars would be to
slight those who carried the lighter
roles. True, some parts were heavi
er than others and required more
action, but there were no "filler"
parts. Each one had his part to play
and played it yell. The part of
Oliver Montford, who knew neither
fear nor pity, the cold, hard, fearless,
yet polished villian, as played by
Ernest Hoff, left nothing to be de
sired in that line. In fact the part
way played so well that had his audi
ence not known him for a kindly,
progressive, upright citizen they
would easily have taken him for a
professional crook. The wealthy,
young artist, Harmon Van Dorn,
melancholly and auspicious, very
much in love with his wife, was in
terpreted very artistically by Alma
Nielsen. Edwin E Pinckney in the
dual role of Jack Minton, Montford's
ward, and afterward Percy Plantaga
net, the vaudeville actor, was a piece
of highly creditable impersonation. R
E. Paine, in the part of Ikey, the
Jew, "der most honest man," was a
scream from start to finish, both in
laughs and actions. Alvin E. Peter
sen as Hawkins, and Katie Neilsen
as Hannah, the servant girl, were
both creditable in their minor roles.
Bella, Jack's sister, and afterwards
»Mrs Van Dorn, as acted by Jennie
Pinckney, is an emotional part, call
ing for considerable dramatic abili
ty. And she was at her best Fri
It is rare that an amateur makes a
stronger appeal to her audience than
she did in her part. De Nina Hayes,
as Lizzie, Jack's wife, a popular ac
tress, was popular with her audience,
and acted tho part of a "twentieth
century woman" to perfection. Then
Louise Petersen, as Mrs. Dibble, po
sitively a positive widow, was right
at home in her part, and did some
The characters were all good, so
much so, that there is little room
for improvement. The players aro
indebted to Mr. N. R. Larsen for his
construction of tho new scenery,
which had such a strong influence
on tho actors.
Tho orchestra, composed of Joseph
Bee, Bennie Munk, Thornton Young,
William Johnson and Alma Nielson
played soma appropriate selections.
The male quartette was a valuable
assistant in the third act, and their
numbers were highly appreciated.
ST. CHARLES NOTES.
The work on the amusement hall is
progressing nicely. The foundation
will soon be in and the lumber is be
ing sawed at one of the local saw
mills and will soon be on the ground
ready for the carpenters.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Arnell of
Provo, Utah, are visiting Mr. and
Mrs. Swan O. Arnell.
Richard S. Pugmire has been laid
up with a lame leg for some time,
but is much improved at this time.
Miss Joyce Young returned last
week from Montpelier hospital where
sho underwent an operation for can
cer on his arm.
Dr. C. O. Moore was in town Mon
day and left a fine daughter with Mr.
and Mrs. Lavon Hill.
Grandma Pugmire, one of our
highly respected pioneers, has been
ill the last week and confined to her
bed most of the time. She is re
ported improving steadily, and it is
hoped that she will soon recover from
Mr. Heber C. Keetch left last Sat
urday for Sugar City, Idaho, to at
tend the funeral of his aunt, Mrs.
Mary Vergin, who died last week.
She was a pioneer of this place ana
was 91 years of age.
St. Charles, Jan. 24.—Funeral ser
vices were held for Grandma Mary
Pugmire yesterday in the ward cha
pel. Although the weather was very
cold the house was well filled. Bish
op J. A. Hunt presided and the in
vocation was offered by W. A. C.
The speakers were Pres. O.
Transtrum, Mrs. Nancy E. Pugmire,
TO THE FARMERS OF BÇAR LAKE COUNTY AND
The Globe Grain & Milling Company have taken over
the elevator plant of the Miles Milling & Elevator com
pany m Montpelier, effective December 20, and is in the
market for all kinds of grain, paying the highest market
prices possible upon delivery.
GET OUR PRICES BEFORE SELLING
Wo can handle yonr frosted and off grade wheat.
Globe Grain &. Milling Co.
(At the Miles Elevator.)
Nancy H. Allred, and Bishop Hunt.
All paid a glowing tribute to tho
loveliness and worthiness of the de
Mrs. Pugmire came here with her
husband with tho pioneers. They
settled In the south part of town,
pitched their tents and put down
their wagon boxes for their house.
She crossed the plains by ox team
and walked the entire distance. Jas.
Kearl was a captain in the company.
She sang in the choir for upwards of
thirty years under that great leader
Sir W. Tremelling. As a sweet sing
er in Israel, Mrs. Pugmire will evér
be remembered by all whose good
fortune it was to hear her.
was a native of England being eighty
years of age. She leaves four sons
and. ono daughter,
wife, Thomas Pugmire, who were in
California spending the winter, came
homo to attend the services. The re
mains were laid away in the family
plot beside her husband,
was dedicated by E. C. Keetch. Tho
flowers were many and beautiful.
Her son and
$2.00 'per box. Small size $1.50
per box Delivered parcel post
prepaid. Fairview ranch. J. M.
Spackman, Twin Falls, Ida. j26-f2
Good Jonathan apples
WANTED—To hear from owner of
good ranch for sale. State cash
price, full particulars. D. F. Bush,
MODERN FIVE ROOM HOUSE FOR
SALE—See George Koford. J19tf
FOR SALE—Six room modern house
practically new, on Jefferson st.,
Call at the Examiner office.
FOR RENT—Storage room for auto
mobiles, machinery or wagons.
Enquire Idaho Electric Co.
-Pair of basket ball shoes.
Owner may have same by calling
at this office and paying for ad
PUBLIC LIBRARY—Open each
Wednesday and Saturday afternoon,
Mrs. O. H. Groo in charge.
THE DR. BECKSTROM SYSTEM
of making plates is the last word in
the perfection of artificial teeth.
My Vulcanite plates are the best
most comfortable plates
I make teeth that look na
tural, that fit perfectly and that one
can eat with and enjoy their food.
I Invite the most difficult cases,
especially where other dentists have
failed of success.
I claim that if a plate does not fit
it is because the dentist does not un
derstand the conditions of the moutli
to be fitted.
There is no other rea
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