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$2.00 PER YEAR
The January sqfsicn of the county
commissioners convened Monday
morning. T. R. Jones, the new com
missioner, was sworn in and took his
seat as a member ot the board. Af
ter the re-organization of the board,
other duties were taken up, chief of
which was the administration of the
oath of office by the county clerk,
the,acceptance of the bond of the var
ious officers, and the ratification of
the appointment of the various depu
H. C. Bucklin, as sheriff, assum
ed the duties of office, immediately,
and made public his appointments for
deputies. John T. Danilson, whom H„
C. Bucklin succeeded', was appointed
by that gentleman as chief deputy
in the south end of the county, while !
Bob Oley, of Idaho Falls, was appoint
ed to perform the duties of deputy
in the north end of the county. F.
S. Fackrell will retain his position
as turnkey.
, Miss Alice Beach is now a full
fledged county superintendent, an
F. W. Jordan succeeded himself as
county clerk, and states that he does
not intend to make any material
change in the clerks under him
Moses Wright, the new assessor,
will appoint his son, Earl Wright, as
a deputy.
County Attorney Good, of Idaho
Falls, who has not entirely recover
ed 'from his attack of paralysis, con
tracted while campaigning last fall,
was brought down to Blcakfoot, by
friends, he being compelled to sit in
a wheeled chair. The oath of office
was also administered to him.
Miss Mary Thompson, elected
county treasurer as successor to Geo.
B. Wintle, was also another officer
sworn into office. Miss Thompson
made the best campaign of any of the
candidates for she did not have the
support of a newspaper in ehe coun
ty, all the editors having pledged j
themselves before the annuoncement
of Miss Thompson's campaign. She '
is a capable lady, who will perform
the duties of the office in a manner
creditable to herself and constituen
J. H. Anderson, the new probate
judge, was not long in mastering the
duties of the office, and assuming a
dignifide air, sentenced his first
prisoners, two vags, to sixty days in
t'u basement
The voters of Bingham county are
to be congratulated upon their choice
of officers as all are good men and
capable of performing the duties
falling to them in a manner credit
able to the county.
A Forty Year Old Dress.
Last week Mrs. Agnes Just Reed of
Presto, visited sojne friends in Black
foot, being accompanied by her son
Eldro, a young man of three months.
While In the city Mrs. Reedi had the
picture of her son taken inadress that
is forty years old and which hasfigur
ed in the lives of several of the sub
stantial citizens of Bingham county.
To the writer the stcry of the little
white frock appeals quite strongly for
we have been intimately acquainted
with several of the persons wearing
it, and that at great distance from
where it was made. Mrs. N. A. Just
presented the dress to Mrs. Fred S.
Stevens, her girlhood friend, when
the latter's first baby was born. Fred
Stevens, now dead, wore the dress
when he was a little bahy, and we
were given our first story of Idaho,
by Fred Stevens, when he and
other gentlemen, were in Findlay,
Ohio, with ai herd of horses twenty
years ago. The dress was worn by
Judge J. M. Stevens, on the Sixth
district bench today, and last by
young Eldro Reed., a boy whose
advent into the world was met with
as much joy by all of the large circle
of friends of the Just family as the
coming of a young prince.
Another Bad One Come«
Persons who attended stated that
the Joshua Simpkins company that
played at the Auditorium last w«ek,
were nôt deserving of the patronage
received, they being very much on
the punk. Iu one touching scene,
where a man was being carried to
certain death on the carriage of a
circular saw, the heroine forgot her
part and let him ride, until Uncle
Josh grabbed him and saved his
machinery from a disastrous entang
lement with that of the improvised
Washington, Jan. 9.—Three graph
ophone records of rare value have
been received by First Assistant
Commissioner Abbott of the bureau
of Indian affairs. These records
contain genuine reproductions ot the
war dance songs of the Bannock In
dians of Idaho, and were made by
Ralph W. Dixie, an Indian rancher
of the Fort Hall reservation.
"Dixie,'' said Commissioner Ab
bott, "went to one of the dances
and made the records unbeknown to
the participants. Indians as a rule
are somewhat superstitious about
such matters, and it would have been
almost impossible, o get them to
carry on their dances for 'canning'
! Cottage Hotel Changes Hands
And Brings A Handsome Figure
A deal was finished last week that
has been pending for several months.
Reference is made to the change of
ownership of the Cottage hotel, on
the east side of Main srteet, near the
depot. This hostlery has been the
home of the commercial traveller for
many years, and within the last two
years has been materially improved,
since the proprietorship of the Boyd
family. Last Thursday Mr. and Mrs.
J. H. Ashton, of Moore, made a deal
for the property through A. O.
Prouse, of the Lost River Develope
ment company, and will take possess
ion on the 15th inst. The property
and furnishings sold for $28,000, and
the hotel and store rooms of the
Ocumeril-Hart company of Moore,
were a part of the consideration. Mr.
and Mrs Boyd and the family, will
occupy the house recently vacated
by Charles L. Hart on South Shilling
avenue, but will spend much of
this winter in. California. Both Mr.
and Mrs. Ashton have had much ex
perience ini the hotel business, Mr.
Ashton once having been in the din
ing car service of the Rock Island
railroad. Mrs. Ashton has success
fully conducted a hotel for several
years in Moore. While disliking to
see the Boyds withdraw from busi
ness circles, the Optimist extends a
welcome to the new proprietors with
whom we have had many pleasant
business relations
For A Centralized School
R A Wf rd, A. Y. Satterfield, and
L. A. Nugent, representative citizens
of Stirling, were in conference with
the county commls'isoners Monday,
relative to a centralized school to be
located in the embryo city named.
There was a well signed petition pre
sented, and there was also many com
munications from residents of other
parts of the same territory, object
ing to the schools being located at
Stirling. Miss Beach, county superin
tendent of schools entered several
objections of one kind and another.
There seems to be a desire down in
that territory for a centralized school
but the participants in the affair
seem inclined to want it in their res
pective yards. Stirling is centrally lo
cated, there seems to be a number
of the residents of that community,
who have purchased lots in the town
on the strength of the school being
built there, and from a general point
of view of the subject it seems the
logical point for a centralized school
No Election Held Mopday Night.
The election of officers of the
Commercial club, called for last Mon
day evening was not held .owing to
a lack of attendance on the part of
the members of the organization. In
terest in the club has not been as
great as the residents of Blackfoot
might desire. There is a feeling a
mong some that the club has been
operated from the start, too much
for the advantage of a certain few
and this feeling evidently exists at
the present time, judging from the
lack of interest in the proposed el
ection. This is a deplorable state of
affairs for the city, as a commercial
club is its back bone, mouth piece
and life. President Thomas has
signified his Intention of making a
personal canvass among the memb
ers in an effort to increase inter
est, and as attendance grows, the
present officers will tender their
resignations and the vacancies fill
ed by appointment.
Mrs. J. W. Scott returned Monday
from a ten days visit to her old
home in Millville and Logan, Utah.
H. W.
Indorsement of Virtually All. News
paper Men of Eastern Idaho Press
Club Carries Much Weight in Wash
A telegram was received by H. W.
Keifer, register of the land office,
Wednesday, from Senator W. B.
Heyburn, at Washington, to the ef
fect. that the nomination of the
former had been confirmed by the
senate. This is a compliment to a
man of true worth, who has through
fair dealing won* the regard of all
people having business with him dur
ing his incumbency of office the past
four years. The indorsement of the
Eastern Idaho Press club, with but
few exceptions, one of which was tha
of the Idaho Republican, cut quite
a figure in the re-appointment of
Mr. Keifer. Mr. Keifer has used the
members of the press In a most bon
orable manner during his term of of
fice and all, from President James
H Wallis, down, have shown their ap-,
preciation of his unbiased distribu
tion of patronage, by giving him a
splendid endorsement.
An effort was made by a few per
sons to secure a successor to Mr.
Keifer but it had no weight.
New Cash Grocery Changes Hands
A deal was consummated last week
whereby Roy DeKay, brother of F.
E. DeKay, and John Davis, gained
the proprietorship of the New Cash
Grocery on North Main street, open
ed about six months ago. by Fred
T. Hines. The stock was invoiced
Sunday and the new proprietors took
possession on Monday morning. Both
are young men, and have been in the
Model grocery as clerks lor some
time. They hardly need an intro
duction to the grocery buying people
of Blackfoot as their courteous treat
ment and ability to mix has won for
them a large circle of aquaintances
whose trade they will control. They
will enlarge the stock carried by Mr.
Hines, adding many articles to the
assortment. Mr. Hines has land
west of town, to which he will devot
his lime for a few months. It is a
pleasure to see the young men .of
Blackfoot engaging in business and
we wish them every success in their
r.ew location.
Is The Youngest Lieutenant Colonel
W. Orr Chapman, of this city, has
the honor of being the youngest lieu
tenant colonel in the state. Mr.
Chapman, who will not be twenty
cue years of age until next March,
was teceutly appointed on the staff
of Governor Hawley, and bears the
title of Lieutenant Colonel. He is
a capable young man, one who has
made himself valuable to the demo
cratic party of Idaho, and with the
rapid strides he is now making in
things political, is destinedi to fill a
place fo prominence In the state be
fore he passes his fortieth year. Gov.
Hawley is to be congratulated upon
having on his staff a man of Mr.
Chapman's capabilities.
We Raise The Rate This Issue.
With this issue of the Optimist
the rate of local advertising is rais
ed from five cents per line of six
words, to ten cents per line. Our
extensive circulation, covering al
most the entire field tributary to
Blackfoot justifies us in making this
change. The advertiser who wishes
to get returns on his advertising has
demonstrated that this paper is the
adiertising medium through which
to reach the greatest number of peo
ple. At the present time the Opti
mist is received into almost every
home where there is trade drawn.
Has Been Home On A Visit
Montie Kirkpatrick, manager of
the Keogh Cattle company, with head
quarters at Moulton, Idaho, has been
visiting his parents during the hoi
idays in this city, and incidentally
making arrangements to ship a car
of fine draft horses down to the cow
outfit's home ranch. Mr. Kirkpat
rick is one of the old school of cow
men who are fast fading away, giving
place to the man with the irrigation
shovel. He is a good old scout, who
comes into Blackfoot with that air
of freedom that characterized the dry
land pirates of the olden time.
N. E. Montgomery, of the Blackfoct'and
Auction company. goe3 to Idaho Falls
to day to assist his brothers in con
ducting a ranch sale. ^
Enthusiastic Meeting Held Wednes
day Evening In Commercial Club
Rooms, And Final Details Made.
A meeting o f the Southeastern
! Idaho Poultry association was held j
i:t the Commercial club rooms last j
' Wednesday evening and final arrange
ments made for the holding of the
first annual show in Blackfoot. The
printing of the premium list was a
warded to the Optimist office and
ready for distribution. All poultry
fanciers who have fowls they wish
to advertise, should send their ad
vertising to this office at once for
the premium list.
At the meeting Wednesday evening
the constitution and by-laws of the
association were adopted. Super
i intendent Max Smith will have
U'l.r. go of all exhibits and attîiid to
the war.es of all exhibitors. M f.
j Smith has had a large experience
I n the ha.id'ing of poultry and no
better qian could have been secured,
Drop a card to the sec
rotary, Karl P. Brown, Optimist of
iic?, Blackfoot for a premium list,
containing the by-laws and all infor
mation relative to the exhibit. It
can be secured for the asking and we
want : on to have one.
A sad death occured at Springfield
qn Saturday morning, Jan. 7, when
Luetta, beloved wife of George Mc
Lean, departed this life in the very
prime of a beautiful womanhood, to
gether with tlie babe that was to
have meant her joy.
Mary Luetta McLean was born at
Burkes Mills, Va., Feb. 14th, 1884,
and was the beloved daughter of
Jr mes and Sally Claypool. Her's
was a beautiful life, radiating sun
shine, love and goodness wherever
£he went, and she died as she had
lived, ah obedient daughter, a kind
mother and sister, aa loving wife and
a true Latter Day Saint.
Complimentary Luncheon.
Mrs. George Holbrook was the
charming hostess Tuesday afternoon
at a perfectly appointed course lunch
eon in honor of Mrs. Jessie Wooden
and Mrs. F. W. Mitchell, who will
soon leave for California to spend
the remainder of the winter.
The guests were the members of
the Embroidery club, the oldest so
cial club in the city, so a very con
genial company gathered around the
beautifully decorated table, the col
or scheme being yellow. Dainty fav
ors were presented each guest. Af
ter luncheon bridge was enjoyed,
Mrs. Millick receiving the prize.
An Eight Pound Boy
A baby boy weighing eight pounds,
was born to Mr. and Mrs. HiarryBen
nett, at Boise, on January 6th. A
card from Mr. Bennett informs this
office that all are doing nicely, Look
ing backward to the ancestry from
which the young man comes one can
not help but feel that the prediction
that he will make a good citizen of
the Gem state, will come true. He
is a grand son of Mr. and Mrs. A.N.
Anderson an-d Mrs. A. Whitten, sub
stantial residents of this city and
Residence Property For Sale
After the completion of my new
residence, my property at the corner
of Francis and Fisher streets, will
be for sale, It consists of a nine room
house, all modern conveniences, good
basement, barn, coal and wood house
hen • house, buggy shed, 110 fruit
trees all good varieties. Terms to
suit purchaser. R. E. Hansen, Red
Bari:, Blackfoot, Idaho. tf
Hurrah For The Girls
The basket ball game at American
Falls Friday of last week proved to
be a very interesting game. The
home girls getting away with their
game by the score of 13 to 19, but
the boys were not so fortunate. They
lost their almost won victory by loos
ing their heads. The score was 19
to 20. , 1
Portland, Ore., Jan. 7.—Frank R.
Gooding, former governor of Idaho
brother of Fred W. Gooding, the
retiring president, was elected pres
ident of the National Wool Growers'
association today.
Aiming to offer needed protection
to the citizens, of Mackay as well as
the settlers upon 'the land surround
ing that city the first bill introduced
in the senate asks that the state
land; board immediately be given
authority *o expend moneys for the
protection of life and property on
Carey act projects through the prop-I
er construction and enlarging, if v nec- '
cessary, the spillways on, dams in u. - - j
der that the flood waters cam be tak- !
en care of. The measure calls for an
•appropriation of $10,000. It was in- j
troduced jointly by Senator Ravenal j
Macbeth of Custer county and Sena- |
tor George T. Coates of Blaine county
The importance of the measure j
warranted the senate sending it im- j
mediately to the printing committee. I
To Senators Ravenal Macbeth, dem- j
oerat, of Custer county, and George !
T. Coates, republican, Blaine county, ;
is given the honor fo introducing the I
first bill in the senate..
Arises From Mackey Dairi j
The bill aims to provide for the ,
construction cf a proper spillway on
tlie Mackay dam, which during the |
fall campaign was made an issue. It, |
is the claim of both Senators Coates
and Macbeth that the spillway on th f
dam is not large enough to carry off j
the flood waters, hut instead should !
sudden flood come down the Salmon '
river the water impounded behind the
dam would sweep away that struct
ure, destroy the town of Mackay and
flood all of the agricultural lands,
causing unestimated damage to life
and property.
It is alleged that the spillway on
all dams and that const-ruction work
on al! Carey act projects should b
prop-erly inspected by the state land |
board, and where it is found that any'
of tlie structures are unsafe they
should be immediately repaired by
the board through the fund the bill
seeks to create.
The title of the bill and its provis
ions are as follqws:
"An Act Authorizing the State Land
Boaild to Expend Moneys for the
Protection of Life and Property,
or Either of them, in Carey Act
Projects,—and Granting a L|en for
Said Expenditures.
"Be it enacted by the legislature of
the state of Idaho:
"Section 1. That whenever it rhall
appea-r to -the state land board that
the life andi property of settlers or
owners in Carey act projects are or
will be endangered by defective or
insufficient spillway construction
works, the said beard will give notice
to the contracting company having
charge of the project in which the
said defective spillway is situated
to at onceproceed 1 to provide for the
necessary and proper changes tmd
corrections of said defective spillway
under the direction cf the state en
gineer and the approval of -the state
land board, and if the said work be
not prosecuted with reasonable dil
igence and to- the satisfaction of the
board, the board may withim ten
days from the date of the service of
raid notice take charge of the said
defective ar.d unsafe spillway and
w 'ks appurienant thereto, and mak
ths tame tale at the tjxense of
u.o state.
Carrie Appropriation.
"Sec. 2. The expenditures so made
by the state shall be primarily a
charge against the contracting Carey
act company, and should! be a first
lien against its construction works,
water rights and all its other real
and personal property situated within
the state. If said property be not su
ficient to pay the -amount expended
by the state, then the remainder due
the state shall be rayable as a lien
against the lands included in the pro
"Sec. 3. There is hereby appropri
ated for the purposes of this act, out
of money in the state treasury > he
sum of $10,000.
"Sec. 4. An emergency existing,
therefore, this act shall take effect
and be ini force from and after its
On roll call following Senator Mac
beth's motion the bill was sent
direct to the printing committee.
Linen Shower For The Hospital
Last week the . I S. gave a linen
shower for the benefit of the hospi
tal and it was held over at Mrs. Neil
Boyls, where many useful things
were taken. Miss KUlingsworth
made a short speech. Refreshments
were served and everyon spent a
pleasant time.
will be In Boise on January 19. Ex
{peris on agricultural, horticultural
:ry given out
The Itinery of the agricultural
train to be sent out of Salt Lake by
the Oregon Short Line and which will
visit many Idaho cities, has beeni an
nounced by the r:ad. The train
leaves Salt Lake January 9 and
and stock raising. subjects will ac
' company the train, delivering lect
j lires in the various cities,
! The traim passes through this
immediate section of Idaho on Jan
j uary 15, going lrom Blackfoot over
j the Morela-nd-Aberdeen, branch to
| Aberdeen, Springfield and other
points along the new line of railroad.
j Arrangements should be made for th<
j stopping of the train at Thomas,
I where a large per cent of the agri
j cultural residents reside. An at
! tempt will be made to do this as ma
; ny prominent ranchers of the diat
I riet are working with that end in
j There will be seven cars in the
, train, leaving Blackfoot at 3:55 p.
in., and stoping a half hour at Pin
| gree and Aberdeen, instead of at
| Springfield. The time schedule of
the train is limited and therefore on
f ly these two stops will be made on
j that branch. O. S. Osborne, chief
! engineer of the road received word
' Wednesday morning to that < fleet,
New Man In Connection
With The Optimist
Mr. anu Mrs. W. C. Kester, of
Helena, arrived in Blackfoot Satur
day morning, and will make their
future home in this city. Mr. Kes
ter will take the business manage
ment of the Optimist for a time, suc
| ceeding t0 a certain extent the pres
ont manager, Karl P. Brown, who
will devote a part of his time to
farming near Pocatello for the next
year. Mr. and Mrs. Kester have a
partmer.ts over tlie Oak Cafe at pres
ent. Mr. Kester was connected with
this paper for a short time about
one year ago, coming here to oper
ate the type setting machine. He
fell in love with Idaho at that time
and returned to Montana to close
out his business interests there with
a determination to return to the Gem
state. Our acquaintance with him has
been so pleasing that we heartily
commend him to the business men
of Blackfoot during our temporary
absence, and hope that they will con
tinue to accord the paper the liberal
patronage in the future that has been
given In the past. To social Black
foot we present Mr. and Mrs. Kester,
knowing that to know them will be
to like theniQ
Boise, Jan. 5.—The University of
Idaho will ask for an appropriation at
the coming session of the legislature
of $107,000 to be used by that institu
tion! in the agricultural school -s-nd
experimental station. Approximately
$3,000 of this amount is required for
livestock work and $40,000 for the
sub-stations at Gocdir.g, Caldwell and
Clagstone. This is the information
that comes- to Boise with the arrival
of senators and representatives from
the north. ' | 1 ' I
The appropriation is divided in or
der that all departments may receive
substantial financial assistance. A
bout $48,000 is to he used in the
erection of new- buildings ■ and the
purchase of lands on w'hich to co*.
struct -them. The Humbird! Lumber
company has offered to donate 40
acres rear Sandpoint to be used 1 by
the university while the Latha Real
ay company offers 20 acres -near
Deary. Theodore Turner, a wealthy
attorney and realty owner of Bancrof
agrees to deed 160 acres near Ban
croft where sub-stations buildings can
be erected.
Notice to Live Stock Growers
Bingham County.
All persons nterested in the graz
ing lands in Eastren part of Bing
ham county, are hereby notified that,
there will be a meeting held on Sat
urday, January 14, 1911, in the rooms
of the Club of Commerce at Idaho
Falls, Idaho, at 1 o'clock p. m., for
the purpose of organizing a comp
any to take over lands selected by
the state, and for any other business
that may properly come before the
By order of the committee,

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