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THE BLACKFOOT OPTIMIST VOL. IV NO. 4 BLACKFOOT, BINGHAM COUNTY, IDAHO, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1910 $2.00 PER YEAR PETER CORTRO FALLS FROM BOAT Contractor On Dredge At Forks of River, Falls In Snake River. Body Searched for With out Result. Heroic Effort of S. V. Clev * enger Unavailing. * -- Last Friday morning about 11:45, | S. V. Clevenger, manager of the Gold | Point Extraction and Exploration Co., Reni Osberg, of Thomas, and Peter Cortro of Blackfoot, attempted to cress the Snake river from Goldi Point to a dredge boat upon which Clevenger and Cortro had a wrecking contract. The material in the boat and the machinery were to be sold, at public auction by an agent of the dredge boat company. When mid way of the stream at a point that had been crossed all fall by Cleven ger the boat began to rock and was quickly capsized. Osberg was first to get into, the water and having » a pair of hip waders was incapacitat ed to such an extent that he could do nothing, and finally came out of the river about 600 :eet below. Ccrtro stood up in the boat and told Cleven ger he could not swim. Clevenger re plied that that was al 1 right, that he would get him out and when the boat turned over Clevenger caught of LIVES OF CHILDREN IN PERIL The Rexburg public school building containing at the time fire wa sdis covered 618 pupils, was burned to the ground last Monday at ncoin. . Al though the fire broke out immediat ely beneath the main entrance which quickly shut off escape from that source, the pupils were all emptied from the building in less than three minutes and without accident of any kind, due to frequent fire drills, re quired in the school, after a rear stairway had been installed to meet just such contingency. The word was sent here to Dr. Hyde, president of the state beard of health, who is president of the board of trustees of the Rexburg In „ dependent eshool district, and to Furç Food Inspector James H. Wallis, who is also a member of the beard. The fire which broke out about 11 o'clock this morning, is supposed to have originated because of some defect in the furnace which is located. just under the mian entrance and in the center cf the building. The build ing which had been erected less htan four years ago was built of cut stone and «o provision had been made for egress from the building other than by the main entrance. Dr. Hyde and ctner members cf the board at once demanded that a rear stairway be put in and after a hard fight, seme of the people believed that the ex pense was unnecessary on account of the building being built of stone the stairway was hut recently install ed and a system cf fire drills Insti tuted. From the details given to Dr. Hyde and Mr. Wallis here it is evident that it was this only that probably saved the lives of many of the child ren who might otherwise have becom panic stricken and possibly have been shut off entirely from escape. Tlio old school building, a frame afijfjir, is still standing adjoining the liesv building burned this morning anc arrangements will at once be made to c.peni school there and in; rooms about the town until a new building can be constructed. Dr. Hyde when seen today was not certain- of the amount of insurance carried, but he believed that it is $11,000, $7000 cf which was renewed only on Thursday of last week, also against opposition of some members of the board who expressed confi dence that a building such as the one they had would not suffer loss from fire. l'ho walls of the building were left in tant after the fire and the belief was expressed that they had net been damaged sufficiently to prevent re modeling of the buildkg by putting 4: the interior work. Dr. Hyde, who had come to Boise to arrange the biennial repert cf the state board of health and to prepare c6rtäin l0§islciti V6 r6COinni&"dEtioiis the board desired to make, determin ed to leave at once for Rexburg to Ccrtro and lifted him onto the boat three different times. The boat was rapidly floating toward a whirl pool and finally when Clevenger realized that he could not save Ccrtro aind that he could barely escape himself he gave up the fight and swam for shore. The Modern Woodmen of America of which Cortro was a member, re paired to. the scene of ''be disaster aindi dragged the river and a constant search has been kept up since the drowning in the hope that the man's body might be recovered, but up to the present time no trace of it has been received. A brother of the de ceased, who resides in Wsciocsin, was notified and came to Blackfoot a few days ago and has since been searching the river. Cortro was- a cripple. He was a man who was al ways locking on the bright side of life, and although a. resident of this community a short time only, he made many friends assist in arranging quarters for the continuance of the school for the term.—Capital News. Portland Mecca. Portland, Or., Dec. 20.—When the annual convention! of the National Wool Growers' Association opens in Portland January 4, it will be ^he biggest and most important gather ing of shocp raisers in America for years. Questions of vital importance to the sheep industry are to be con sidered and the future policy of the wool interests are to be outlined. According to those high in the councils cf the organization, little support for the wool men may be expected either from President Tait or the -next congresE. Eoth, it seems, are determined to lead Schedule K to the slaughter in revising the tar . iff hill T . fpioT . .. iff bill. The friends of the threat ened schedule would leave the sub ject to the tariff board, but it is said President Taft feels that the public expects further tinkering with the rates on wool nad woolens , and lie is detedmined to accede to. their demands. It is felt by the woolmen that their sine of the case has never been presented to the public fairly, while on the other hruad they charge the agitation which has arisen against them to the mudslinger and the muckraker in the sensational magazines. "Schedule K,'' said D. O. Lively, chairman of the general arrangement committee, "will be the meat cf the cocoanut as far as the convention is concerned. It is the life cf thawool trade and when it is threatened the existence of the wool industry is in clanger. Woolgrlowers all/ over the country are alarmed at the rapid ad. vacicement ofi thel sentiment for a change in the wool schedules of the traiff.'' The pregram as now outlined, in cludes many speakers of national prominence, who will speak ra tariff mattersi and .other subjects cf vital importance to the wool industry. A groat sheep and :goat show will be held in connection with the con vention which meets at the Armory, cod prize animals front all over the country will he on exhibit irn. Breed ers and woolmen are taking unusual interest in the approaching session a.nd they will attend in very large numbers, it befog expected that not less than 6000 people directly inter ested in the sheep business will be in Portland during the four days of the conventon. WILL TRADE FOR MILCH COW Twenty-five volumes of Ridpath's Library of Universal Literature, i bound in half Morocco ' beautifully illustrated, entirely new and a gem ! for any Lome. We secured these .volumes on an advertising cont: act ^ und hävinQ & similar set, ^ ill txsdG ! for a good milch cow or will sell cheap. Enquire at this office. tf LECTURES TO THE FARMERS. Special Train to Rural Communities —Lecture Staff of Agricultural Ex perts to Visit Every Important Farming Center in the Fertile Gem State. Provided a special train through the courtesy of D. E. Burley, general passenger agent of the Oregon Short Line railroad, and supported by the University of Idaho, . and a the Agricultural oc.llege of Utah, a group of prominent agricultural ed ucators will leave Salt Lake City on Ja,n. 9, give lectures in every city of importance in northern Utah, southero Idaho and return Jan. 20. It will be the most stupen dous undertaking ever ventured in the agricultural lecture line in Utah and Idaho; and as cars containing modern appliances, prize live stock and literature, will compose parts cf the train, the iarmers cf the various towns- to be visited may expect a treat during the brief hour and a half of each depot lecture. The train will consist of two lec ture coaches, two exhibit cars, a live stock car, a diner and a Pullmar; and the me a who will accompany it are the following : W. L. Carlyle—Dean college of agriculture Idaho University, judge of horses. E. D. Ball—Director icf eexperi tment stations at recent international show, Chicago. L. A. Merrill—Director state farmer institute, Utah. Director dry farming experiments. F. L. Farrell—Assistant director farmers institutes, Idaho. In charge experiment stations southern) Idaho. J. T. Caine III—Professor of Ani mal husbandry, Utah Agricultural college. J. H. Frandsen—Professor of dairy ing, Idaho state university. Ben Eldredge—President of Uttal State Dairymen's association. O. C. Gregg—Minnesota—Superin tendent State Farmers' institutes. Stephen Boswell—Foreman Nephi experimental dry farm. A specialty in the lectures will be made of dry farming and dairying as may be judged from the contents of the cars; for instance, the dairy and hog cars will contain: Separator—U. S. and DeLaval, Empire and others. Dairy Utensils—Pails, strainers, etc. Hand Testers—Babcock, one power tester. Samples of balanced- rations. Stanchions; Stalls, etc. Portable houses. Silos )2 models.) Charts photographs, etc. The dry -farm exhibit era will con tain the following: Alfalfa renova tor, Deere two-way plow, sub-soil plow, grain exhibit from Nephi, sheaf and bottles, wheat plant and roots photograph enlarged, Stewarts bread exhibit, Boswell's sagebrush root, soil in which roots grow, dry farm pota toes exhibit, Hogenson's tubes capi larity, soil mulch, etc. The livestock car will contain prize dairy and hog stock. Several cities will be visited in a. day, in each -case the lectures beinggiven from the cars Stops in Idaho- will be made as fol lows: Malad, 1 y 2 hours; Presto:;, Whitney, Franklin, Richmond, Day ton, 1 hour; Garner, 1 hour; Oxford, 1 hour; Downey, 1 bohr; Bancroft,! 1 hour; Alexander, 1 hour; Soda Springs, 1 hour; Montpelier, evening, Pocatello, 1 hour; Blackfoot 2 hours; Shelley, 1 hour; Idaho Falls 2 hours; Rigby, 1 hour; Rexburg, 2 hours; Sugar City, 2 hours; St. Anthony, 2 hours; Ashton, 1 hour: American Falls, 2 hours; Rupert, 1 hnur;Hey burn 1V 2 heurs; Burley 2 hours; Mil ner, 1 hour; Murtaugh 1 hour; Han sen 1 hour; Kimberly, 1 hour; Twin Falls, evening; Filer, 1 hour; Buhl, 1 hour; return to Salt Lake Some other Idaho towns will be vis ited, though rs yet they have not been placed on the itinerary Fifteen Day Run Was All. The Blackfoot people who were transferred from the sugar factory in this city to Nampa are gradually com ing back to Blackfoct. There was but a fifteen day run of the factory i that city, owing to a- scarcity of beets The price per bon to the farmers has been raised in this district to $.7.00 and it is believed that the farmers will raise this year a sufficient crop to fcisure the Blackfoot factory's run ning several month's vext year. The factory is of untold benefit to the community in that while it runs, as large herds cf cattle are fed here through the winter months and a mar ket is afforded fer the hay raised here, but it has been the general opinion heretofore that the price paid f:r beets was insufficient to justify the farmer in raising them. New Manager of Pingree On hte first of the year T. R. Jones identified prominently with the deve lopment of this section of Idaho for several years, and lately president cf the Idaho Irrigated Lands company, county commissioner-elect and mem her of the city council, will take the position of manager of the Pingree tovnsite company, a-nd will remove with his family to that embryo city, occupying- a suite of rooms in the boa uiful new hotel erected last sum mer. Mr. Jenes succeeds W. H. Scott who has been the manager since the days of Jesse James Cannon, who frequented Blackfoot at one time covered with six shooters and other antequated plunder. During his resi dence in this district Mr. Scott has made a large number of warm friends by being a good fellow and in what ever vocation he engages we wish him success. Mr. and Mrs. Jones and their two little daughters will accord a warm welcome o the traveler that chances to stop at the hotel and will make an ideal host and hostess. Have Formed Partnership Dr. F. W. Mitchell, cf this city, and Dr. C. E. Bryant, of Pingree, have formed a partnership for the practice of their profession, and will occupy the offices where Dr. Mitchell has been established so k,n.g. Dr. Bryant is perhaps one of the best practition ers in the state, but has been improv ing a large tract of land under t.he American Falls canal for the past three years. He comes into the field of Blackfoct with a reputation al ready established and these two gen tlemen will make a strong team In their profession. A Hairy Crowd at Standrods. C. V. Fisher, F. W. Berryman, W D. Gagon and Mark Farmer, of the Standred bank, have a bet on as to who cain raise the most beautiful mustache by the first of February. None of the quartette is to shave the upper lip until that date. At noon yesterday Mark Farmers seemed to have been effected by the cold wave of the day and seemeed to have turn ed hack. Berryman's tock on a kind of crinkly aspect when the sun came out Tuesday and looks sickly. Gagon' stands at an angle of about forty-five degrees and appears to be hunting more fertile sell. At 8 o clock Thurs day morning Mrs, Fisher called a physician and it was found that three hairs on the right hand side of Chas. mush had died during the night. No alarm is felt over this however as it is thought possible to hide the short age with a little false stuff from som of the artificial puffs around this sec tion. Altogether its going bei be a hairy bunch that greets the ground hog, if the crop don't wi; ter kill. Interesting Course of Lectures Miss Alice Lorraine Daly of the Academy of Idaho faculty, has con sented to give a course cf six lec tures ini Blackfoct, commencing on Friday evening. The lectures will be given at the Dubois home, the one Friday evening being ru "The Drama Miss Daly also reading Maetethack's "Blue Bird.'' The tickets to be sold are limited to forty, so everyone wishing them had better telephone Miss Flora Johnson at once. The tickets are only $1.50 for the course, and will be a rare treat. Chancel Guild Entertains Mrs. F. T. Dubois, whoso very pleasant evening in honor of Miss Pauline Russell, was mentioned last week, opened her home again bii day evening, entertat ing the young ladies of the Chancel society Miss Evelyn Boyd and Miss Olsen plajed beautiful piano selections, ar.d Mrs. Dubois, gave a- charming talk on Maud Adams and Barries' play "Wha Every Woman Knows.'' Literary Social. The people of' Springfield and the neighboring country will, give fi| literary prograiuF riday evening, Dec 30th, at the Springfield school h'use. Pupils from the 6th, 7th, and 8th trades, the you- g people anci older people are invited to come. Give Us Your Order There are a number cf fancy stock end poultry raisers in this county, who use stationery w ith the names of the various kinds of stock raised. We have made special arrangements w.th a stock cut hc.ues by which we can furnish everyone g cut of their fancy animals and fowls at a very low cost. Consult us before giving an order for >xur next stationery and we can save you money. tf WILLIAM KA1N FALLS FROM WAGON Rancher Near Pingree Instantly Killed While Loading a Wagon In this City. Odd Fel lows Render Assistance to Bereaved Wife. Body Shipped to Albany, New York. William Kane, who came here from Albany, N. Y., about cue year ag-o, met with an untimely death Monday noon. Mr. Kane and his wife had been living on a Carey act eighty adjoining Pingree, for about two months, and the former was. helping P.- W. Powers -of this city, in im proving the latter's farm adjoining that of Mr. Kane. On the day men tioned he drove Mr. Power's team to Blackfoot and was loading seme lumber in the rear cf Mr. Power's home when the team started to run and Mr. Kace fell off the wagon, breaking his neck, death being inst anteous. The Brown-Eldredge com pany was immediately notified-, doct ors were sent for and the ambulance was taken to the scene of the acci dent. Upon the arrival of Drs. Patrie and Mitchell It was learned that life was extinct and the body was remov ed to the Brown-Eldredge under taking parlc-rs. Word was taken to Death of Miss Sadie Robinson. "A child no mere, 0' maiden mow, a graceful maiden, with a gentle brow a-nd cheek tin-ged lightly, and a dove- like eye, and »11 hearts blessed her' as she passed bye." -Such a one was Miss Sadie Robin- son, daughter of Mrs. Cecelia Robin- son, residing between the forks of the rivers. Down in the beautiful farm land that knew her, as the sum- mers harvest had been gathered with the cycles iof men, so the grim reap- er entered the home of this beautiful girl and prepared to gather unto trim- self a queen of the valley that will know her no more. Miss Rc.hinsion was stricken with appendicitis and was re ' j moved to the Pocatello hospital where an operation was performed. Hopes of her recovery were entertained un til Wednesday mere.ing, when she grew worse and she died before the noonday sun had reached the zenith of the heSvens. She was but a ten der flower, having only passed her seventeenth year. The body was brought to this city this morning and the funeral services will be held frem the First Ward L. D. S. meet ing house Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock. The many friends of the Robinson family extend their sym pathy to the mother, brother and sis ters who are left to mourn the loss of a sweet daughter and sister. Christmas Wedding Bells A wedding occured at the home of Mrs. Chas. York this m ruing at nine o'clock and the contracting parties were two of Blackfoot's most popu lar scciety people. Mr. Cecil Clark, of the firm of Clark Bros.., arid Miss Alice-York, one of *ho teach; rs in the Blackfoot schools. The ycung people stole something o* a march upon their friends as the marriage was know'll to only a few intimate friends. They left for Salt Lake on the first train after the ceremony was performed and will spend the Christmas holidays in the city of Saints. The many friends of the young couple wish them all the joy and lots of the little sorrows that fall to married life. They will be at home to their friends after Febru ary first at 35 North Stout avenue. School Notes Merry Christmas vacation is here. Every pupil in school has his eye on the chimney and a particularly large pair of hose ready for the glad some day. Many of the grades are giving sea sonable programs. Arrangements have been made with the Elscn Art company fer an exhi bition of 200 fine reproduction pic tures to be brought here the first week in May. Many of the grades have made studies of the master pieces in art a as part cf their lan guage work. These will be well pre pared for the pictures when they ar rive. Several bocks on art have teen Mrs. Kane at their home and the lat ter came into town. Mr. Kane was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge and that organization! tock charge of the funeral arrangements and attend ed to the preparing of the body for shipment to Albany, N. Y. Funeral services were held in the Episcopal church Wednesday afternoon under the auspices of the Odd Fellow ledge, and Mrs. Kane took the body to Al bany, starting Thursday morning. The deceased was a quiet, friendly gentleman, a hard worker and was building a home for his family among the- sage brush here in the land of great possibilities, and we who do not understand the motive of the Di vine One in giving and taking life, cannot understand why in the great s.dierne of life his career should end at Ibis time. At the time of death tie deceased Was fory-nine years of age. added to the library so that a bet ter preparation may be made by all the pupils on this subject. The ex hibit will also have a number of fine pictures of types of architecture both modern and ancient. The class in general history will make a spec ial prepara^'on. along this line of the work. A small admission will be charged and all funds raised will go for pictures for the school rooms. The Sophomore boys rae to play the American Falls high school a game on Friday evening. Messrs Parker and Salbenberger en rolled in the business course this week. A total of 125 in the high school. Fire drills for each of the build j n gs on Wednesday a! ter noon created g; xtd a great amount of activity on the part of pupils nad teachers alike. The Central was vacated in 58 seconds, the Irving building ini two minutes. These drills will continue throughout tiie year, one each month. Variety will he given by closing certain doors and halls and using others. Each teacher is to investigate the passage ways before she sends any pupils cut of the room, this it is thought will make the drill a preparation for any emergency. Ranks in Central building for the month of December: First A— 1. —Chas. Hart 2. —Paul Carruth. Second A— 1.—Margaret Dubcis, Theron Car ruth. 2.—Cowell Davis. Second B— 1. —Verl Beuzley 2. —Mary Sjotrom. s Third A.— 1. —Leslie Jones 2. —Lexa Benzley Third B.— 1. —Sprague Stevens. 2. —Larsen Jensen. Fourth A.— 1. —Lenair White 2. —Earl Cary. Fourth B.— 1. —Lillian Christensen 2. —Fred Bell. Fifth A.— 1. —Marian Chubbuck, Sidney Par kinson. 2. —Clayton Hoover, Arthur Smith, Oscar Rasmussen. Fifth B.— 1. —Mary Roberts, Thos. Busklin. 2. —May Morgan, Paul Powers, Lillie Jordan, Rhoda Jchnstcn, Iva Stone, Catherine O'Neil. Sixth A.— 1.—Genevive Millick, Campbell G. Brown. Lowell Holbrook. B. 1. —Vera Benzley, Myrtle Cutler. 2. —Mabel Christensen, Gladys John son, Edna Parker, Glendora Malsom. Seventh B— 3. —Fred Hilliard. 2.—Ncra Howard. Give this office a trial order on typewriter supplies.