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AV THE BLACKFOOT OFlTMIST OFFICAL PAPER OF BINGHAM COUNTY, IDAHO. VOL. IV NO. 8 BLACKFOOT, BINGHAM COUNTY, IDAHO, THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 1911 $2.00 PER YEAR NEW HIGH SCHOOL O N SHILLIN G AVE. MEETING OF CITIZENS AND SCHOOL BOARD RESULTS IN SELECT ION ON SHILLING AVENUE. L. M. CAPPS MAKES A LENGTHY ADDRE8S ADVOCATING CH08EN SITE. WILL BE FINISHED BEFORE ANOTHER SCHOOL YEAR. A meeting of citizens and trustees of School District No. 8, Friday eve ning, for the purpose of deciding upon a site for the new $30,000 high school building, was held in the city hall. There were in attendance twenty interested property owners from various parts of the city, aind the board o* trustees. Two rival lo cations were discussed. One w:..s that in the southeastern part of the city, the other on North Shilling ave nue, near the L. D. S. church. The first named district was represented by J. G. Bond, who addressed the trustees, telling graphically, the ad vantages offered in the location and ending by tendering a certified check for payment of part of the purch ase price of the site. L. M. Capps represented the parties interested in securing the school on the last nam ed site, and for a time the scene pre sented that of a hugh poker game. Mr. Capps gave his personal check as a guarantee of good faith, raising the ante of Mr. Bond, and then look ing over his hand, as it were,stated that he was prepared to go some stronger in the event of any one calling his, last bet. Mr. Capps gave his reason for believing that that district was entitled to the school, the fact that they had never before asked for a public institution of the kind, while every other ward in the town had some such institution. Mr. Capps' address was convincing, and evidently carried much weight with the board, for acting upon the sug gestion of John G. Brown, they went into executive session for a few minutes, and then notified the wait ing residents that they had deeided upon the last named location, that on Shilling avenue, north of Idaho street. The property chosen is val ued at $5,000 but was tendered to the board of trustees for school purpos es at $3,000, witth the water rights covering the entire piece. Many residents, among them, D. H. Bietban, spoke of the advantages of the chosen location. Mr. Biethan said that the day was not far dis tant when the proposed building woul not be large enough to be utilized as a high school and that within five years it would be necessary to use it as a ward school, and that it would be impracticable to have it in the southeastern part of the city, where there was already a school house, which would soon be used as ward school exclusively, and leave the necessity of building a ward school near the proposed site of the new Sigh school and also being com pelled to build a high school else where as the town grew. F. C. Parkinson stated that he did not deem $30,000 was sufficient to build a high school. Before the discussion of the loca tion arose, a resolution was. passed to the effect that a copy of the sani CITY SCHOOL ROOMS BUSY Examinations are over, the grades are all to the hands of the pupils, new classes are organized and school has once more settled down, to nor- • mal conditions. M'ss May Lynoh has entered for j work to the commercial department. ! The songfest cm Sunday afternoon ! in the high school assembly room was well attended, not-with-standtog the fact that the day was very dis agreeable. Nearly forty were pre sent to enjoy the singing of famil iar hymns. Everyone was sung out'' at the end of one and a half hours. These services will be repeat ed often during the remainder of the year. There are a number of business men. who make use of the free em ployment agency sustained by the schools.. We are always anxious to give odd jobs to the deserving pup tary law, regulating quarantine be printed and distributed by the teach ers of the public schools, to the children with instructions to take them to their parents that the latter might become informed upon the sub ject. A thousand copies were print ed by this office and were distribut ed as ordered. The board's action in the location of the school house was satisfactory to all, including the defeated faction, and Blackfoot is soon to have a swell new school, which will be a credit to the growing city. PRIZE CUP FOR THE BEST BUT TER. With the hope of improving the quality of Idaho butter, J. II. Frand son, professor of dairying at the University of Idaho, has offered beautiful silver cup to he awarded to the person exhibiting the best 10 lbs. of butter at the Idaho State Dairy convention to be held at Twin Falls, January 23rd-24th, 1911. It is to be hoped that you will be interested to the extent of sending a 10-lb. sample of butter. This but ter will be scored by an expert but ter judge and the cup will be award ed to the exljjbitor whose butter shows the highes* score. The judge will pointy $ut how the various samp les could have been improved so that the educational value alone will fully rèpay the contestants for the small expense incurred and the w-inning of this prize will be an honor well worth striving for. It is understood that the butter becomes the property of the Dairy association and that it is to be sold to help defray the expenses fo the association. They Were Asked To Leave. Last Saturday evening a crowd of cbout twenty couples came up on the evening train from Pocatello, to at tend the dance at Progress hall. Af ter dancing for a time, and the fact was learned that they were from Pocatello, they wore asked to leave because of quarantine regulations in that city, and in this one. The request was made by County Physi cian Pitrie. The young people were much Incensed over the action tak en, vowing that they would never re turn bo Blackfoot. It was merely a matter of protection to the people of this city end mot intended to of fend. Another Printer Added. A. T. Langstaff, of Provo, a broth er of Mrs. Ross Burriston, of this city, bias been added to the working force of the Optimist. The addition al help was .necessitated by the in creasing volume of business in this office. ! ! ils who are working their way through school and it will be an ac comodation to such pupils if busi ness men in need of help will tele phone the superinterdent of schools at any time, stating the kind of help needed and the time. A copy of the Idaho law on quar antine, together with a resolution, passed by the school board of Dist rict Number Eight was sent out to each of the patrons of the school. Every effort is being made to pre serve the health of the community. The school bouses are being fumi gated frequently, and children who cannot show a clean bill of health are excluded until such time as the health office will grant them a per mit to enter school. This works a hardship on some, but all will agree that the experiences of neighboring towns, warrant drastic measures. SEVEN MILLION TO BUILD ROADS THE OREGON SHORT LINE ARE PREPARING FOR AN ACTIVE CAMPAIGN OF ROAD EXTEN SION INTO NEW TRIBUTARY TERRITORY. The Capital News of last Monday says that official announcement has been made by the Oregon Short Line of extensions and improvements wiithin the state of Idaho for the present year aggregating a cost ap proximating $7,000,000 and provid ing for 211 miles of new track with in the state. The letter which was received from Salt Lake authorizing the announcement of these exten sions and improvements, says: "Following are the improvements authorized in this year's budget: "Boise yard and terminals, plat form extension, etc., $7,066. "Track to be laid on grade, Cald well to Homedale, 11.2 miles, esti mate $114,645. "Extension from Richfield to High Prairie summit, 67.2 miles, es timate $1.596,800. "Extensions from Burley to Hel ton summit traversing the Raft river project, 60.5 miles, estimate, $2,045, 000 . "Lay track on line Ashton to Driggs, 37.5 miles, estimate $994, 957. "Extension Buhl to Salmon River crossing, 8.6 miles, estimate $256, 865. "Extension from Nyssa east to ward Homedale, 26 miles estimate $778,950. "All of the above «have been au thorized and the w r ork will begin early in the spring. In addition to that we are finishing track laying on. the Bliss-Rupert cut-off; finishing the Burley-Oakley line, and have just finished the Aberdeen branch and Vale and Brogan lines. "Wo are also undertaking other extensive improvements at Pocatel lo which will cost about three quar ters of a million aind are putting in double track grade at American Falls, with the intention when that is completed of double tracking the line from Pocatello to Minidoka. As the Rupert-Bliss line will be used for eastbound freight trains. This will give us practically double track from Bliss to McCammon and will be of immense assistance in operating the Idaho division through this congested district.'' Manufacturers of Butter The following list gives the names, addresses and kind of butter manu factured in the territory tributary to Blackfoot. A postal card address ed to the parties named will insure the delivery of any quantity of but ter a purchaser may desire. This list will be revised from time to time giving other names as the part ies have their wrappers printed in this office. Frank Just, Shelly, Route 2, cream ery. Mrs. Ed. Turpin, Route 2, separa tor. Mrs. George A. Lutz, Route 3, ranch. Mrs. Margaret Scott, Route 2, ranch. Mrs. M. L. Lockyer, Basalt, dariy. Mrs. P. M. Anderson, Route 2, separator. Mrs. John McBride, Route 2, sep arator. Mrs. P. C. Felsted, Route 2, sep arator. Mrs. H. Manwaring, Route 1, ranch. Mrs. O. Manwaring, Route 1, ranch. Mrs. William Parks, Route 2, ranch Mrs. Smith Gummersoll, Route 1, separator. Mrs. Chas. G. Severin, Route 4, ranch. Mrs. O. R. Monroe, Route 2, sep arator. Mrs. J. H. McDonald, Blackfoot, separator. Mrs. E. C. Conklin, Route 4, sep arator. Mrs. Anders Anderson, Route 2, separator. C. Kehrer, Blackfoot, ranch, separator. Mrs. C. G. Hedberg, Firth, ranch. CAREY ACT PATENTS ISSUED FORTY-SIX THOUSAND ACRES SOLD UP TO OCTOBER TWENT IETH, UNDER AMERICAN FALLS CANAL. FORTUNE IN CON STRUCTION. The state land board received today from the secretary of the Interior pat ent No. 5, patenting to the state of Idaho 49,858.16 acres of lands under the Carey act project of the Amer can Falls Canal and Power Company. The total acreage under this pro ject is 57,306.13 acre3, and the acre age sold up to October 20, 1910, the date of the last report of the land office, was 46,191.43 acres. The acre age still open to entry is 11,114.71 of which 4,598 acres are susceptible of irrigation. The total cost of this project was estimated at the commencement at $350,000, but the nature of the con struction of the work under the rules of the board has necessitated an ex penditure by the company to date of $911,375. The cost of the water rights is $40 per acre. The patent was forwarded this afternoon to the recorders of Bingham a. d Blaine counties to be recorded, and when returned patents will be issued to the individual en trymen who have successfully made final proof. This is the fifth patent thus far issued to the state by the govern ment for Carey act lands, the other four being for Twin Falls south side lands. The applications for patents 6, 7 and 8 for Twin Falls north side lands have been accepted at the United States land office at Hailey and the legal .notice for publication was sent by the register of the state land "hoard today for publication in Lincoln county in: which the lands are situated. These three lists ag gregate 171,877.05 acres. Has Opened New Office. Karl S. Fackrell, ex-probate judge has Filed up offices in the Johnson building over the Blackfoot State hank, aind v, practice law in this city Mr. Fa-kerell is one of the young men rf the county vhö have served their constituency faithfully as a public ctficer. Mr. Fackrell is a lawyer of ability, a man ot strong convictions and one who never swerves from a duty impo c ed upon him. We wish him every success. Mrs. D. L. Broadhead, Route 2, separator. Castle Hill Ranch, Route 2, dairy. Mrs. Elizabeth Dayley, Route 2, Mrs. W. C. Sollenberger, Route 3, Separator, separator. Mrs. C. E. Nay, Blackfoot, ranch. Mrs. W. T. Bithcll, Route 3, sep arator. Mrs. D. L. Pope, Basalt, separtaor. Mrs. T. P. Fackrell, Route 2, sep arator. Mrs. C. C. Hansen, Route 1, ranch. Mrs. Neils Anderson, Route 2 separator. Mrs. J. A. Brown, Otis, separator. Mrs. Annie Edwards, Route 2, separator. Spring Election Time Creeps On Apace. Now that the holiday festivities are over questions are being asked by many as to who will be the next mayor of the city of Blackfoot, and who will fill many vtacancies on the board of aldermen. The names of several gentlemen are s'i~gested as successors to the preser head of the administration: The names of F. E. DeKay, D. H. Biethan, C. V. Fisher, George F. Gagon, Dolph John son, and James A. Martin have been mentioned as possibilities. It is a little early in the game to pick a winner but Einy of the gentlemen named would have a following. Bulletin. "Billy" Burk gone to ranch. Will appear again in one week. Lines all down, no other sporting news to day. It. EXHIBIT CARS VI SIT BLAC KFOOT SHORT LINE'S INDUSTRIAL AND EDUCATIONAL TRAIN ARRIVES HERE SATURDAY AFTERNOON. SPECIAL MAKES TOUR OF ST. ANTHONY AND ABERDEEN RAILROADS. MUCH INTER EST MANIFESTED BY THE POPULACE. The Oregon Short Line's industrial and educational train, which left Salt Lake, January 9, for a tour of the towns of Northern Utah and South eastern Idaho, arrived in, Blackfoot Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock and remained one hour, then departing for Idaho Falls, and towns along the St. Anthony branch. The personnel of the party consist ed of the following persons: Prof. Lewis A. Merrill, Director Extension work—Salt Lake City in charge of dry farming experiments. Dean W. L. Carlyle, Doan of Agri culture—University of Idaho, Mos cow .Idaho, Director of Idaho Experi ment statiop. Br. E. 1). Ball, Director Utah Ex periment Station, Logan, Utah, Dean College of Agriculture, U. A. College. Prof. J. T. Crane, III, Professor of Animal Husbandry — Utah Agricul tural College, Logan, Utah. Prof. J. H. Fransdon, Professor of Dairying, IdahoAgricultural College, Moscow, Idaho. Ben R. Eldridge, President Utah Lake City, Utah. O. C. Gregg, Superintendent Min nesota Farmer's Institutes, St. An thony Park, Minn. Stephen Boswell, Foreman Jaub County Experimental Farm, Nephi, Utah. In charge dry farm car. Gottileb Smith, Foreman Cattle Barns, Utah Agricultural College Logan, Utah. In charge live stock car. Prof. Merrill was the first person to address the audience in Blackfoot, his subject being that of dry farming, dairying and the cultivation of the soil. He stated that in Idaho there was no question relative to the dry farm proving a success, and espec upon the great benefit of harrowing the soil to avoid the evaporaiton at tending the breaking of the land, and also spoke of the advantages of fall wheat over that of spring wheat because of the growth of the roots during the winter and the consequent nutrition drawn down through the winter months from the ground. Prof. Merrill advocated the planting of Turkey Red wheat to the exclus ion of all others, it having stood the test with sixty other varieties as a dry land wheat and winning in ev ery test. He gave as a formula to prevent smut the following: 1 pint t'ormaldyhide to forty gallons of wat er, fan the wheat in a fanning mach ine, then immerse the wheat in the solution, and plant about 45 pounds to the acre. Harrow the wheat well until the grain is high enough to shade the ground In the spring. There is a winter cat being devel oped that promises to exceed in point of productiveness that of the spring variety. Dean Carlysle chose as his sub ject the hog. la his address he FOR A FARMERS' INSTITUTE While the educational train of the Short Line was in the city Saturday, E. M. Kennedy and other gentlemen, secured a promise from Prof. Car lysle, dean of the University of Id aho, to the effect that during the week of the Southeastern Idaho Poultry show in this city, be would send to Blackfoot, three gentlemen who would address the people on ag ricultural subjects, and stated that they would arrange to have them here on January 26th and 27. Interested parties are now arrang ing to hold a farmers' institute on those two days, thus affording the people attending the poultry show, an opportunity to listen to discours es along agricultural lines. Other speakers will be secured for the occasion and an instructive as well as pleasant time is antiepiated. Any information relative to the stated that during last year there, bad been shipped across the Rocky mountains to the west coast from the middle west eighteen million dol lars worth of meat products atnd yet the western people had the greatest climate, soil and best conditions un der which to furnish the world's meat. He told of the advantages of barley, alfalfa, rape, etc., as food stuff for stock and dwelt upon the importance of feeding the farm pro ducts into stock on the farm and not taking the production of the farm to market, selling at about half what it would bring when fed into stock. A feature of his address was the importance of keeping the hog clean, and his habitation as clean as pos sible. A portable house, which can be placed around the field is the best method of housing the hog, and it should be moved frequently, As a food he suggested Emmer, ground barley and alfalfa. That the hog might receive sufficient protection from the cool nights'of this section he advocated having the houses as accessable in summer as in winter. A sample of a V-shaped house, eight feet long with seven foot boards as a roof, with doors and windows for ventilation, was presented to the peo ple for their inspection. In fatten ing, Prof. Carlysle stated that the younger the hog the less feed was required to fatten and that the great er money wias to he made from the yotwiger fattened hogs. The black hogs were the best adapted to this climate owing to the excessive heat in summer, and in selecting brood: sows he suggested the ones with the long bodies and short heads. Ben R. Eldridge, president of the Utah State Dairymen's association, talked, on the subject of dairying ait some length, after which the aud ience was invited to examine the ex hibits of grain, cattle aind hogs, which were in the other cars. OnSunday the train passed through Blackfoot and the newspaper frater nity and Miss Susie Biethan accom panied the party to Aberdeen. At Pingree the train was stopped for a half hour and an enthusistic number of people boarded it to hear the inter esting talks on the various subjects pertaining to agriculture. The time was consumed at Aber deen in giving information relative to first year food products for stock. The German Millet and Amber Red sorghum are the most productive crops for the first year. German, millet should be planted about ten pounds to the acre and the seed can be secured in Salt Lake, Portland or Denver. It should be ptemted in the middle of May and takes about thir ty-five days to develope. Sorghum should be sown about 20 pounds to the acre and harvested about the mid die of September. If frosted it is poisonous to stock. poultry show or Institute will be furnished by the secretary of the poultry association. Address all communications in care of the Blackfoot Optimist. Have Made An Assignment. The Coumerilh-Hart company, of Moore, made Bmi assignment Satur day in favor of the Standrod Bank, of this city'. This company is one of the largest merctaintlle companies in the Lost River district. A. E. By ers, of this city, left here Monday for Moore, and will take charge of the store, pending an adjustment of the affairs of the company. Joe Gendron, one of the best print er's pressmen- that ever hit this country, has been confined to his home for several days with a sev ere cold to his head.