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THE BLACKFOOT OPTIMIST
OFFICAL PAPER OF BINGHAM COUNTY, ID> Rescan. VOL. IV NO. 12 BLACKFOOT, BINGHAM COUNTY, IDAHO, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16 1911 $2.00 PER YEAR BROUGHT BACK FROM BOZEMAN FORMER NURSE OF THIS CITY IS ARRESTED IN MONTANA ON CHARGE OF GRAND LARCENY. MAY PLEAD GUILTY. Bozeman, Mont, Tel). 10.—Con fronted by an officer just 'when sh» imagined herself to be free from the clutches of the law. Mrs. Sarah Hunt, a tels Marie Brown, was arrest * d in the poetnffice here by Deputy Sheriff Horace Bull last evening on information furnished by .the author ities at Blackfoot, Idaho. The wo man is eharg d at that place with grand larceny, the exact nature of the charge not being known here. The information which was furnish ed gave a minute description of .the woman and said tbatt she was last seen in. Butte. Deputy Bull was on the stre t last evening and' saw a woman of that descripiton go into the postoffice. After a few minutes investigation the officer approached at first met with a flat denial she soon broke down and admitted, her identity and that she was the person wanted in the Idaho town. Th authorities in. Idaho have been notified of the arrest, an officer is expected here today or tomorrow to tiak her back for trial. The prison er declared her perfect willingness to go back without extradition proceed ings. She had b ein. in Bozeman sev eral days ßmd had secured a posi tion as nurse in the Bozeman saini tarium. Deputy Sheriff John T. Danilson. went to Bozeman last week, and re turned Sunday with Mrs. Huint, who has since been confined in the court house, occupying the privatte office of the sheriff. She has expressed her entire willingness to p! ad guil ty to the charge of grand larceny, the sentence for which is not less than one year in the penitentiary. Mrs. Hunt is charg d wth stealing the clothes of Mrs. Wilbur Craig, of tliis city, while employed as a nurse during the recent illness of Mrs. Craig. ORDER MACKAY SPILLWAY BUILT MEMBERS OF THE STATE LAND BOARD ACT ON THE REPORT OF STATE AND CONSULTING ENGINEER. Bodse, Tuesday, February 14, 1911. —That the Mackay dam is so defect i>. m its v dtruction that las a con sequence the lives of its citizens and tneir propc. ty are endangered is de nied by the official report of the d'ete engin er, D. G. Martin, and A. J. Wiley, the consulting engineer, vv..,eh wtu= received, and approved a.,. a sp y ordered co.it... ucied bj the s,ai3 engineer without delay by the st to land board la.t its m et „aid ion. The r i-ort re to tc to to of in a .c.rsd t„ its that the only dam a .vhic. id possibly result from t. lam i .resell orm v. cnuld be .' ltd . V lai. id w .en ou' • ul cl tu i may be averted if ilUws y urnend oJ e is CU*L . • CM ■ ? r . da iou. o. the englnei r as foi » 1 ■ m Op? . ' We are .. ev ta. • , , •e pres „peni. . ho »iei;-t at \e upper • j. .. .. .,-.1, .a c core x rc. typog V uZ 1 . •ta ads, \ find tha. t • *r icr IA..1 ilOW c tiie - in i middle *•. iuTL '* « i • vail is k d. - l. V : * cut the core wall cnannei a.-A-g cue en side of the canyon through the pr sent embankment, connecting with ti". ri v »r chc ni el at the top of the riam This channel should be heavily riD-rapped on both bottom and sides to prevent erosion by the escaping tveter. using for this purpose the mass of large rock lying on slopes cf the canyon.This method of hand ling waters that could not be pass iv. through the tin nel we consider th most feasible that could be devised and it would prohab'v cause less dam e ; to the sm<tir an w uld the (Continued on page 8.) ROUTES FOR CITY DELIVERY OFFICIAL PLAT OF THE CITY TO COVER PRINCIPAL RESIDENCE AND ALL OF THE BUSINESS PORTIONS OF THE CITY. Postmastter Curtis received this week tun official plat of the city free delivery to be installed in Blackfoot May 1st. Th» route as taken from the map covers the greater portion of the residence district and all of the business district of the city and is as follows: Starting at the asylum gate, thence west to Fisher avenue, south to Judicial street west to Stout avenue, south to Court, w-st to Un iversltty, south to Curtis, west to Shilling avenue, south to Willis, a cross Willis them, north on Shilling to Sonney, west to Main., north to Court, west to Taylor, south to Grant, west to Ash, north to Sexton, west tc Maple, north to Idaho, east to Ash, north to Alice, cast to Taylor, north to Francis, .north ,to Park, east to University, south tx> Francis, -ast to Fisher, then south to asylum gate on section, line. This rout- takes in all that portion of the city that has good sidewalks and street crossings. It does not in clude all th- city but that will come in time, and the present route, in cluding this large territory is an in dication htat Blackfoot is growing. RECORD OF SIX YEARS THE VILLAGE IMPROVEMENT SO CIETY HAS BEEN IMPORTANT FACTOR IN RAPID GROWTH OF BLACKFOOT. The V. 1. S. was organized Feb ruary 14, 1950, for the betterment of the moral and sanitary conditions of Blackfoot. The V. I. S. has been instrument al in the following improvements: in having sixty garbage boxes made amd placed in alleys, and they served a good purpose until last summer when they were turned over to the city health officer, at his request; Beau tifying the Irving school grounds; having started the subscripton with a donation of $200.00; Purchased the cemetery from D. H. Biethan for $1, 600.00, for the City of Blackfoot, and has taken an active part in. grading and beautifying the same. Last sum mer the society raised over $500.00 for the purpose of putting water in the cemetery. Secured a fine flag m r -„he public use. The society made a draft of prin ciples which were adopted by both c> ndidates for mayor in the last city election. vve have placed a cement floor in the basement of the city hall, and, have furnished our meeting room in the city hall The following named ladles have ierved as presidents: Mrs. Barnhart, Mrs. Boyle, Mrs. Gagon, Mrs. Wodim, a.v.c. Mrs. Chapman. * 'the society is planning to hold a lir.hday party on the evening of the i7th. A number of the ladies have ra sed a dollar each and will tell of th -ir experience. The money is to be used in paying for the range and h. 'er im the city hall. Mrs. A. Younie has presented the VIS. with a fine hand-made quilt, which will be disposed, of on the eve ning of the 17. Teim cents admission v li be charged. Camp No. 693 Celebrates Again. With each succeeding year the \ *n ?n of the World, Camp 693, zl' the people of Blackfoot an op portunity to while awayp most happi ly a few fleeting hours, and this was the case Tuesday evening when their great annual ball, the fourth, was given, in Progress hall. There were at least one hundred and fifty coup les in the hall during the evening; the music was excellent; the floor in perfect condition, and the people feel ing splendidly. Long will this festal occasion be remembered by those in attendance. Not the least attractive feature of the dance was a grand march in which eighty couples took part. May the day soon come when they will do it again. NEW OFFICERS ARE SW ORN IN THE NEW COUNTY OFFICERS OF BINGHAM COUNTY TAKE UP THEIR DUTIES AT HALF PAST THREE TODAY AND TH08E WHO GO TO BONNEVILLE WILL NOW TAKE UP THEIR RESIDENCE IN IDAHO FALLS« After two busy days—busy by wire and telephone lines, to ascertain. If tbe appointments of the resigning of ficials to new positons n Bonneville county had or would be made, the changes in. the officers' of Bingham county were made at twenty minutes to four o'clock this afternoon, when after considerable discussion as to whether the old board of county com missioners could resign and accept their own resignations, they finally concluded that they could and W. D. Huffaker and John Empey resigned and W. H. Stuffelbeam and T. J. Ben nett were sworn in as county com missioners. The board then organized by the selection of W. H. Stufelbeam as chairman. J. T. Carruth was then obligated, as county clerk and recorder vice Frank W. Jordan who goes to the new coun ty of Bonneville to a similar office. The other officers were sworn in as follows: Frank DeKay, sheriff; H C. Rich, assessor; E. T. Peek as cor oner. This was about all of the business transacted by the board further than to call a special meeting for Febru ary 23rd, next Thursday, when the matter of the selection of a county ah torney will come up. It has been claimed by some that James E. Good did not get leave of absence before going to Oregon, for his health, but the commissioners, state that this is a mistake, so that there would be no ground to attack him on, that score, and little chance to vacate the ofice though Mr. Good will be required to take up his resi dence in this city. He is expected to arrive home today to take the oath of office. The matter of the appointment of deputies will be dealt with by the LAND BOARD FULLY ADVISED FORMER GOVERNOR BRADY DECLARES HE TOLD MEMBERS OF CONDITIONS AT MACKAY. A STARTLING STATEMENT. WIT NESS AT LEGISLATIVE INQUIRY 8AYS TOWN WLL BE DEPOP ULATED BEFORE SPRING. Full admissions of the truth of the statements attribut'd to him by wit nesses in effect that the core wall of the Mackay dam was no more use than so much straw and the entire structur. a failure In every respect. were made by form r Gov. Brady ; at Satur^y afternoon's session of the knd board inquiry before th» | legislative committee looking into ihe charges. Governor Brady w-nt on to say teal he had advised his fellow memb- , ers of tthe board of the conditions 1 which he had found in Mackay and timt a perfect and harmonious under standing existed among th members Referring to the testimony of a 1 rrmer witness with regard to an ar ticle appearing in a Pocatello news paper in which the governor was credited with having 6aid that con ditions with respect to the dam had be n greatly exaggerated. Governor Fn ' dared that the article as it appeared was not as he had given it and that the interview which he had given out was not intended to create the impression, that ih- had in any manner changed his vi-ws since leav ing Mackay with regard to the un stability of the structure. Called Piling a Joke. Dr. F. H. Poole, contract physician on tbe works, sprung something of a sensation' when h» declared that a foreman in charge of the driving of the sheet steel piling told him the matter of piling was a "big Joke." Ask-d by members of the land board a by be did not cammunicatte this board of county commissioners at their special meeting next Thursday, In tbe meantime all the deputies in the various offices contnue in serv ice. Endorsed By The Committee. As told in an Optimist bulletin post« ed about town the fore part of this week the Democratic Central Com mittee met and endorsed the follow ing for the offices: Commissioners— W. H. Stuffelbeam, T. J. Bennett. Sheriff—Frank DeKay. Clerk—J. T. Carruth. Assessor— H. C. Rich. Coroner— E. T. Peck. Attorney—W. A. Beakley. In Bonneville County. Governor Hawley in special mes sage to the senate, Monday submitt ed the list of officers to be appoint ed for the new county of Bonneville, the senate confirming the appoint ments : The new officers for that county are: y County Commissioners—W. Dt Huf faker, John Empey, K. L. Bybee. Sheriff—Harry Bucklln. Clerk—Frank W. Jordan. Treasurer— G. R. Hitt Probate Judge—George Chapin. Assessor—Moses J. Wright. School Superintendent—Virginia Ad ams. Attorney—w. t*. mnsen. Surveyor—George Davis, Coroner—Joseph Morlay. The commissioners have been' con firmed and received their credentials from the governor. They will in. turn confirm Clerk Jordan who will in his turn swear in the other offices, will be held on Friday at which time temporary ofices will be secured to be occupied until the completion) of the mew county court house. information to the kind board or tbe stutj engineer. Dr. Poole took the position that this r- mark was 1 a mere incident in a long line of other sim ilar happenings and was made to him* confidently for his own ben fit. He s , at ted that he WB8 so th hl ; «evinced of the Unrellabluty of the th . dam that he traded hi8 | tv there and mOTed hlg faffiU out of what he regarded „ the da ZO ne. _. , . e ^ a 80 of a coher 1 f 3 on e a< * u ^ < " reorge Fell, inspector for the land board on the works, in which Fell read him a por tion of on.- of his reports in which he called attention to the improper methods being employed in construc tion and added thatt he did not ex pect that tthe board would not pay the slightest attention to his report. Governor Brady asked Dr. Poole: "You are w 11 aeqauinted with L. E. Dilligham, are you not?" The wit ness replied tnat he was. "When Mr. Dtl 11 Ingham has been in Pocatello he bas gen rally stayed at your house?'' The witness replied in the affirmative. "Mr. Dillingham was active In se curing your appointai nt at the hands oi Governor Hawley to the position of medical director of the Blackfoot In sane asylum?'' The witness indi cated that this was the cas . Says People Will Leave. S. K. Paxton of Mackay startled his hearers with the statement that in his opinion the town of Mackay (Continued on page 8.) REQUEST MORMONS TO ENTER WAR MEXICAN GOVERNMENT ASKS FOR HELP OF RESIDENT MOR MONS AND THEN IT IS SAID TO HAVE THREATENED. Salt Lake, February 11, 1911—Nett led somewhat by its failure in its attempts to subdue the insurrectos, the Mexican government has request ed the Mormon people in Mexico to assist it in Its fight. Not only .has it requested, but it has practically threatened to coerce the Latter Day Saints to take up arms, and tills des pit- the fact that the cokmistts are citizens of the United States and sub ject to neutrality obligations This rather ominous news is brought from the cent- r of the beseiged district by Elder A. Evans, who has Just arrived in this city. Elder Evens said: "We have been, most surprised) .to r ceive invitations from the Mexican, government to take sides with it in the subjection of the i ns eu r rectors ; and furth rmore, we even have been threatened that unless we do th» government will compell us to. We have relied upon our citizenship pap ers, which show that we are under the protection of the United States and. have steadily refused to enter tthe quarrel at all. What may come of it I do not know.' TO MEET IN ! POCATELLO SPECIAL FARMER'S MEETING UN DER THE AUSPICES OF THE DE PARTMENTS OF AGRICULTURE AND DOMESTIC ECONOMY OF THE ACADEMY OF IDAHO. On February 18, at the Academy of Idaho in Pocatello, will be held a m eting for farmers, farmers' wives and all those who are interest d in agriculture. This meeting is plann agriculture. This meeting is plann ed and will be held under the aus pices of the department of agricul ture and domestic economy of the Academy of Idaho. Subjects of gen er .1 interest to both the farmer and his wif as well as subjects of spec ial interest to each will be discussed. The meetings will be held in the main building of .th- Academy. The forenoon session will begin at 10 o' clock and close at moon. The after noon session will begin at 2 o'clock and close at 4. This program is ar ranged for a time when most farm- rs are quite at liberty and is aimed to deal with some of the problems that ihe coming season will bring. In tbe consideration of each subject oppor tunity will be afforded, for questions and discussions. It is aimed to make the meeting both practical und timely. The sev ral subjects offered in this program will be handled by persons who have had not only special tech nical training In. agriculture and household' economy, but practical ex peri mce with farm life as well. The speakers include J. W. Slaughter, the head of the department of agriculture G. H. Manghn, instructor in agricul tur ; Ella Bremer of tbe department of domestic economy of the Acade my of Idaho, and Asa L. Broker for est assistant of th Poctello Nat ional forest. Opening Services—10 to 12. Value of the Farm Wood Lot---- ............Asa L. Brow r A Talk on Food—Selection and Preparation......Ella Bremer Irrigation and Measurement of Wa ter............Prof. Maughn Soil Moisture—Its Loss and Con servation......PrOf. Slaughter Afternoon—2 to 4. Factors in Dairying.. .........Prof. Maughn Establishing the Apple Orchard ............Prof. Slaughter "The Home Beautiful''. .Ella Br mer Labor Saving Devices for the Country Home-- ..--Ella Bremer Important Name Him Valentine, George. At 4:30 o'clock on the morning of St. Valentine's day a son was born to Mr. and Mrs. George A. Robert, at their home in this city. This is the second son, and fifth child. RAILROAD BILL BY HOUSE AFTER LONG DEBATE IN WHICH CROW LEADS THE COMMISSION FORCES AND TERRELL THE OP POSITION. The house of representative« on 1 ut-sday after a continuous session from 9 o'clock In the morning until 1:30 in the afternoon passed the rail road commission bill by a vote of 38 to 16, being more than two-thirds of the house in favor of the bill, amI with one member, Taylor of Cassia stating that personally he favored the hill, but in deference to hie coo situents who do not favor it, vot ing against it. The debate was long and sometime» tiresome, but it was good natured throughout and was notable for the absence of the usual charges and counter charges so often handed a fcout during the discussion of such measures. Lead, dn favor of the meas ure was taken by Crow, of Ada coun ty, and the leader In opposition was Terrell of Bannock county who made the d.ly speech giving argum ent against the measure. The repub licans who refusde to stand with the party on the bill were Friend and' Ar thur of Blaine county, Edghigton of Bingham county, Aired and Nelson of Bear Lake county, and Taylor of Cassia countty. The dmeocrats who supported the bill were DunrJing of Owyhee, Galloway of Washington, Mo gan of Letah, Hutton and Strode of Shoshone, Jayne of Twin Falls, Holm berg of Nez Perce, Pincock, Fremont, Kirby of Boise, Sorenson of NezPerco and Wood of the same county. Hel lekson., democrat of Lattah, was pair ed for the bill with Parker, democrat of Idaho county against it, and Leaf, democrat of Kooten.ia. county was paired for the bill with Glenmon, re publican of Custer county against it. McCabe of Shoshone county was ab sent and not paired. SENIORS CARRY AWAY HONORS THEY OUT-TALK THE JUNIORS BUT BOTH ARE TO DEBATE THE SAME QUESTION WITH OTHER TEAMS. "Resolved,; that, aside from all constitutionality, th- federal govern ment should establish an Income tax.'' This is th- subject to be debated Friday night at the Methodist church between- the Idaho in.is High Shool's team and the Blackfoot High School's trio. Last Friday night the Juniors met the Seniors on the same qui a lion 'for th last of the class ser.eo The Seniors carried away the glory by a large margin. A vote was then tek on by tbe -.tu dent body for ti two Learn;, that will represent Blackfoot in the future. They were: i-r tho affirm tiv George Der , Le ' Grif fing, Kenneth Parkinson. For the ne gative, Ros oe Rich, Dorothy Cl pp, Erbk Dow debate the Falls h re amd the ne note : til itivi of their wisd .u tie burg. be a ive ■ Met 1 .earn, i , th. rr. ..w .ill :>» .£ JiiiUr-'h £ i/ackicot ne . r ni V.t SAYS CHTAF .Mi. lo GONE. James J. Hill Dec ires r J r.'u, For Productive Acrej.e Muet Go Jp. James J. Hill v, jo '« ih 'Le Great Northen Ru:i». am. prolr .1} con tributed more i - - net of ' he N^rthwe - . n imy other man, sa>b that the available area of productive land in this coun try is being taken up at a rapid rate. The United States is growing at a ration that sv\l swell her population to 200,000,000 people in 1950. That means that every acre of productive land will be needed to support this tremendous population. Lands will never be as cheap again. They sim ply must advance in value. Mrs. Martha La roque, of Riv-r side, left Sunday for Boise, where she will be the guest of Mrs. F. E.