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FORT OFFICAL PAPER OF BINGHAM COUNTY, IDAHO. AHO, THURSDAY, MARCH 9 1911 OPTIMIST I McVicker, Will VOL. IV NO. 15 BLACKFOOT, BINGHAM COUNTY, $2.00 PER YEAR FORT HALL TRACT OF ACTIVITY SCÈNE &** GOVERNMENT ENGINEERS PRE PARING FOR RESUMPTION OF VORK IN EARLY S PRING.— TEAKS WILL BE REPAIRED. A Associated Press dispatch to the Tribune from V* ashingtan today says that all the big appropriation hills got through congress before adjourn* nient, which is accepted to mean tiw the Indian cpi.vopriatton bill, carrying $85,000 for the completion of tlhe Port Hall project, was successful, and thaï the money will be available tor use this spring. Boss Fork, March 4.—(Special)— 'J he mild weather is causing a stir •among the government irrigating en gineers and Officials in charge of the 1 ort Hun project who are looking for ward to an early resumption of work " "he canals and laterals of the sys j hat is to supply water for irri l for the Indian lands of the ai ion as well as for the lands a y fhe whites around Poca onfjJe a little damage to canails befcVjT the h Ugh water in Janiu of vaily in the -vicinity of Gib tha/' where a small section of yor was completely washed out. f money left over from the last , /opriation will take care of this, j however, and work will begin Just as soon as the frost is out of the ground. A straw vote taken at the 'agency H a slic'rt time ago showed a total of over a hundred white poeple residing in and about the agency, more than ever before and a greater 'number than was expected. Major Estep, the new agent, is ' and bids fair to become at least as popular with the red men of the res ervation as Major Caldwell, who pre ceded him. Tite high water in January and some of the heavy troottion engines that have passed over the road have ^ combined in destroying most of the iJmtaiUer bridges in this part of 'the country. The bridge just south of the station, which has always been looked after by Bannock county, on account of being so near the Bannock ■county lime, is nearly out and needs repairing, and the people at the agen cy are to hopes that the board of commissioners of Bannock county wit look into the matter at an early date. It is rumored atnotfrad the agency that C. E. Thum & Co., the posit trad ers, would retire from business if the right p..rty came along willing to Vtake over the business. The health ■of Mr. Pyke and his family demand a change, it is said, amid after many years of successful handling of the agency trade with the Indiums, this firm would be willing to wthdraw.— Pocattello Tribune. THE ROSS FORK ROAD The macadimizihg of the sanldy stretch on the Ross Fork road Will be ia. good thing for this part of the state. House Bill No. 41, by the Bingham county delegation, providing far five mies of macadmiized public highway ito Bingham county amd ap propriating $20,000 for that purpose, >.as been signed by Governor Hawley. —Hex burg C urrent-oJ urmiai. WILL BUILD PICTURE SHOW TRANSFER OF TITLE TO PROPER i, TY MEANS REMOVAL OF OLD ~ SHACKS NOW LOCATED ON PACIFIC STREET. Title to thirty feet of land, one hundred and fifteen feet long, was transferred from D. ■ H. Biethan to E. A. Johnson this week. The land is a part of several lots opposite the Optimist office on Pacific street land the deal has been pending since last fall, Mr. Johnson holding au option on the ground until March first.. The consideration wus $2,000 and work was immediately commenced by Mr. Biethan to remove the buildings, which he reserved. They will he placed on land of Mr. Biethai.Vs near the asylum. Their removal will ma terially improve the appearance of the street. Mr. Johnson will com mence the erection of a building ou the land purchased and' wheu com pleted the building will be occupied oy moving picture show parties from Salt Lake, coming here for that pur pose, taking a lease on the new build ing for a term of two years. The building will be built exclusively Cor a show house . and will be a move in the right direction, provided that a stage is added and accommodations made for both pictures and traveling troupes, as many complaints are made relative to the exorbitant prices now charged' by the management of the Auditorium for the use of that play house, and competition might tend' to give to the theatre-goers a higher class of entertain merits for their money. It is undrestood that James H. Hunter is negotiating for the purchase of additional frontage adjoining Mr. Johnsons purchase, and if this deal is consu mated an other building will be constructed. The unsightly old fire traps that are owned and kept by people able to build, cannot pass any too quickly to suit the majority of résidants: Re ports are current that upon her re turn Mrs. W. C. Johnson will tear down the old, decaying brick and frame structure in the rear of the State Bank and erect a room there for a modern barber shop, leasing the same to Daffiim & Collins. And now is the winter of Blaekfoot's discon tents made glorious springtime by these progressive moves. Let it never cease. SALES THAT AMOUNT TO LARGE SUMS HERE Last week E. M. Kennedy, the auc tioneer, sold the first piece of real estate ever sold at pu.blic auction, not a sheriff's sale, in Blackfoot, amd | brought the parties interested a neat | sum of money for their trouble. It ! was the home and personal effects of j Peter H. Anderson and wife. The house and lots brought $1,275, start ing at $5<M, and being jumped' to that amount with bids of $100 each. The entire sale brought $1,600. Many peo ple thought that there would be side bids by friends of the parties, but Mr. Kennedy, who is a believer in square dcsling-- did 'mot -permit any frame up on the sale. On Thursday last a large number of Blackfoot people attended the YVocd sale, near Shelley, which was also conducted by Mr, Kennedy. This was 1 a stock sale, and many fine horses were disposed of. Mr. Wood, who located an the farm near Shel ley about one year ago, found it necessary to return to his former home and therefore decided to dis pose of his entire effects' here. One fine Clyde mure sold for $325, the highest price any mare has ever beau soldi far in this valley, while a driv ing team brought around the $400 mark and were purchased by W. A. Y ou nie. Wednesday the* Frank Just sale wan wan conducted by Mr. Kennedy. This sal is one of the largest held ;ta this part of the country, being principally stock, and ifn close to the $5,000 mark. The crowd was large, but thej were a good feeling bunch, as they always are, and stock at faoe values. Horses brought from $235 each, down, ana cows, being Jer sey stock, sold from $77 down. This w:s no exception, though, from the Alvin Berg sale held a few days ago, as horses, cattle and everything sold well, and as usual, the crowd was lange, regardless of the bad weather. A square deal always brings business and sales conducted by Mr. Kenne dy always bring satisfactory results, as 'he does not take sales with cappe bids on the side. d goods went IMPROVEMENTS AT THE COURT HOUSE >Some needed' improvements have beeui going on at the court house this j*pek. The court reporter's office has heen repapered, enlarged and a fine new carpet added to beautify the room. A corner in the garret has been fitted up for a jury room and made comtortuble with radiators and other fixtures. 'These were all improve ments ordered by the old board of commissioners and came as eomewba of a surprise to the present commis sioners. IN POSSESSION OF BAKERY AGAIN Frank Seigel, who sold the Idaiho tii'kery about two months ago to Otto Myerd'.mg, has taken possession of the bakery again, Mr. Myerdtog not making the payments as agreed upon. Mr. and Mrs. Seigel are now con ducting the place of business and their many friends will be glad to know that they are at the old stand again. a an WOMEN ARE GREATLY ELATED PASSAGE OF SEVERAL BILLS TRACED TO THEIR EFFORTS.— failure: of civil service BILL A HARD BLOW. together liad assailed the bill as unfair to the husband. Tlhe roll was called on the finj al passage. It resulted' in a. tie—10 a y es ®i-'d 10 nays. It was up to Presi The club women In the city, amd' they represent at present nearly 20 different chibs of the state, are re joicing over the passage of senate bdl No. 75, which protects the wife in that it requires her signature to all deeds of sale or mortgages of reafl estate, which recently passed tlhe house with only a few dissenting votes . but which had rather a struggle in the senate. The loss of the clvdl service Mil w.ss a blow to the women who feel that if they had only worked a little harder they might have se cured its passage, since it lost by only one vote. House bill No. 62. which the women opposed, was lost in the process of sifting, which fact the women mire happy over. Womens influence is felt more or les® in the passage of many Idaho tills. Mrs. Lewis H. Sweetser,wiife of the president of the senate, played a con spicuous part in the passage of an important measure Friday evening, house bill No. 283, to provide for sep arate maintenance of the wife even though mot divorced, when it is im possible for husband and wife to tlive A number of the senators dent Sweetser to cast the deciding I vote. He remarked that his wife was present, standing in the door of the P résider t'si room, therefore he voted "Yes.'' The vote was greeted with ap p lause. —Boise Statesman. j THREATENS AN EXTRA SESSION HE ALLEGES THAT THE APPRO PRIATIONS MADE BY LEGISLA TURE EXCEED CONSTITUTION AL LIMITATIONS. Before final 1 adjournment of the eleventh session of the Idaho legis lature this afternoon Governor Haw ley gave its members several bad hours of worry under the threat to call the legislature into extra session, the allegation that the appropriations maid© by tlhe legislature exceeded the a in constitutional limitation which under the amendment to that instrument adopted by the people six years ago is 10 mills on the dollar of valuation of the state. The members were dearly worried about the situation and therte was considerable discussion as to whether it would be best to remain- in Boise and let the extra session be called at once or to adjourn and let the governor call the members beck with in ten days or such a matter. It was decided to withhold motion for final adjournment Until it could be decided by the governor whether the rect taxation amd for bond issues extra session should be called et once or only after a few days for the pur- ] pose of passing an appropriation bill j which would come within the imhibi tkii of the constitution. But some of the inquisitive mem bers got to doing some figuring and these figures soon caused it to dawn upon them that the appropriations mode by this législature both by di were very well within the constitu tiamaj limitation upon their power. They esc retained that the total valu ation of the stoite is $127.156,075.56 and that a 10-mill levy would permit a tax of $1,271,560 annually, whereas the legislature has provided for a direct tax of but $900,000 per annum, which is a levy of but seven mills on the dollar, or three mills less than the maximum allowed. There are other taxes required for interest and stoking fund purposes far bonds, hut the supreme court has already held that these taxes do not run against the oonatitutional limit which is made only for general purposes of the state ' After this became known many i members declared that the talk of the/ governor was all political buncombe, made for political effect a:.d that he j h:d never seriously considered calling an extra session and that he would 1 not dare commit a political blunder di — — -----, (Continued on page 8.) | rderëeTtô REPORT AT ONCE ! SPILLWAY WILL BE PUT IN SAT ^SFACTORILY TO MACKAY CITI JZENS.—WORK TO COMMENCE AT ONCE. |t is officially announced by the CJii.tan-Hurtt company that work will be commenced at once on this irriga tion project. Harrison B. Riley. ckUirnian of the Bondholders Commit tee, of Chicago, was in Boise last Whek to consultation with CKnton Hurtt Co., and it is said that the en gineers have been ordered on the to begin work at cnee. If this be the case, which from all probabilities it isi it will be but a short time before surveying crews and contracting par ties will be here. Engineer Binkley, chief engineer for Glniton-Hurtt com pany, came up yestreday enroute to Macfcay to view the situation and it is emphatically quoted by him that work will be commenced immediately Last week the Mackay citizens, while down to Boise, agreed to be satisfied if the spillway is put in according to specifications as drawn up by the state engineer. Editor Dil l'ftglbam of the Minier, when inter viewed by the Boise Statesman, said: "The people are thoroughly staiis fied with the action iof the present I ni board with reference to the dam. If the plan adpated by the board shall be carried out, and we have every assurance that it will be, the structure will be rendered as safe possibly as it can be made at this time. At any rate we will be sat isfled if the work is done as the board has decided it shall be.—Arco j Advertiser. -WITH , THE SPUDS j LETTER FROM LARGE POTATO DEALER EXPLAINS SITUATION RELATIVE TO POTATOES FROM BINGHAM COUNTY. The following letter from T. I. Hubbell, general manager Of the Hub bell system of gal:.in elevators, gives a little information! relative to the gay and festive spud as she is grown in this county and the difficulty of marketing them: Loe Angeles. Feb. 20, 1911. Blackfoot Grain & Produce Co., Blackfoot, Idaho. Gentlemen:— I Ihlaive become so disgusted here, trying to market Blackfoot potatoes, that I thought best to write yen a few lines on the subject, and wish you would have them publish in a sltl0 ' w 'ihg stock run out, had to be as ] sor ked. Of the shipment to one party, j sevien cars were from Blackfoot. land laced paper, so that your potato grow ers (with a few exceptions) may know the tacts about their potatoes —not what they imagine tlie facts are. O'irs 9065 and 5665 rejected, po tatoes rough, rotten ends, deep eyed, - ------------- ™ these .<"» wlch tke Purchaser. I have cil have been rejected on account of the deep eyed rough stock. As I am on the ground and have to ir^pect to acknowledge there is justice in their rejections. These rejections bring heavy losses, but our loss In reputation ms .reliable shippers of good potatoes is far greater. To give your farmers a better idea of the diffenmece in potatoes, from different localities of the Snake liver valley, I shall have to bring in Idaho Falls for comparison, and 1 do not think it should be thought this article Is written from a preju diced point of view, as our finanaial interests are greater w Blackfoot than Idaiho Falte. i We have shipped over eighty cars j here since my coming to Los Alxglee«> fourteen cars mixed varieties from i Blackfoot. of which nine have been ! rejected. Jorty-ftve cars Idaho Rurals, I car Rurals rejected on account Of dr y from cut Potatoes, and three ™ Russetts rejected on account of j ratt fn whi ch has been very had II '/ he Russetts this season. | Potato business has changed | cfutoderehle In Idaho in the past !dpee iar f° ur years, and the great de mand $ or carloads of potatoes of one variety, and uniform size, has been recognized by the farmers around Ida iio Falls more than au y other section of -tlhe valley, and less by the Black loot farmers. A buyer can get train loaiàls of what are termed Idaho Rural around Idaho Falls, of which it is almost impossible to get a half dozen cars of one variety in any other sec tion. The Idaho Rural comes nearer to filling the demand for a choice potato t'haim any other grown locally. As am example, the O. S. L. dining car people laid been buying their po tatoes irf Blackfoot, for a number of years, but When they went to Idaho Falls and saw the IdUho Rurals, they bought twelve cars at a big premium over the market for common stock. The Rur..l potato growing has brought about a condition that did not formerly exist, land is not gen erally understood by the farmers, and trat is: tile Klausas, Texas, Montana, and other buyers, will specify in their orders where to ship from, and that is Idaho Falls, or they want Idaho Rurals. They 'have recognized the d If treu ce in the quality of potatoes fiom'differtut sections !cf Idaho, and '»'til not pay a. high price for pota toes from some other localities. Your Blackfoot farmers should be able to grow las good potatoes as any other part of the valley, amldl can no so by getting the right kind of seed and using proper methods of cultivation. 'Ilhe fact that he is able to gat some person to buy poor po tatoes without kicking, dots mot in dicate that his stock is desirable or the purchaser is Ihis friend. On the contrary, the buyer .is Ihis 'accomplice in robbing his own pocket book, and incidentally the pocket books of all potato growers, by putting on the market potatoes that makes an Ida hoan tur.ii black in the face with mortification, when lie meets them away from home. Idaho is getting a guod reputation for shipping all good potatoes from some sections, but in order to main tain tills good repiutato.il, we must ship all good potatoes, from all see tioths. Thu farm ürs have the'keys, c; id it is up to them to unlock Mo über Earth's bountiful doors, and bring forth fancy Idaho Runa-s, and ' the shippers, will do the rest. * Yours truly. T. 1. HUBBELL. Manager. ONE CHILD KILLED, ONE SERIOUSLY INJURED Train No. 113, between Pocatello and Marysville, ran into a vehicle driven by two children, killing one, a 1 ctle girl, amd seriously injuring her little brother. The accident oc curred near Thornton, about seven miles south of Rexburg. The chil dren, not noticing the approaching train, started to. drive across the tracks, and were struck by the en gine. The little girl was caught on of ilie tender of the engine, killing her ud mutilating hpr body in. a shock ing manner. The boy was thrown some distance, to the ground, fractur ing his skull and inflicting terrible bruses. The train was stopped and I the bodies of the children picked up t and taken to Rexburg where the boy w .,0 immediately taken to the hospi- j i.a' for medical treatment. Fears are entertained for his recovery. NOTICE OF CAUCUS AND MASS MEETING ed j Notice is hereby given that there j will be held in the respective wards M ._____ .______ ,, , eTOIling March 13th, foAhe puTp^a of nominating an entire city ticket on Friday evening, at 8 o'clock p.m., caucuses for tlhe nomination of coun ,, " €eting for the gener.l municipal electon to be held within said city on Tuesday, April 4, 1911. R. N. WEST, Mayor. COUNTRY LIFE CLUB TO BE ORGANIZED Miss Alice Beach, superintendent of public instruction, left Tuesday for Ashton, where she will organize a country life club, Miss Beach is giving considerable attemton to this i line of work and is thereby making j thj commission's effort felt. -— i NEW REAL ESTATE FIRM ! c . F . m bideu~and~~J. D. Kent have I forawd a pant]nerehip for the pur . pose of con^tiug a real €State buBin€Ss . Th€ir office is located ln j tJle room at the rea , r of th< . t state r>ank Xhege gen tlemen are both | hustlers ., nd ahouki make , a str | tfeam j n tk j s bus j ness - Mr. and Mrs. George A. Robetban returned Monday from Sian Francisco where they spent several weeks. a hire law. in t" tion arid CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS POLLING PLACES DESIGNATED FOR CITY ELECTION.—SEWER FUNDS DIVIDED. — SIDEWALK EXTENSIONS ORDERED. Ue ,tak * n ' to Protect the city agairnt At the regular meeting of the city fathers Tuesday eventing the follow ing polling places were designated fop the general election to he held Tues day, April 4: First Ward—Corner of East Main fiid Pacific streets. Second Ward—Court house. Third Ward 1 —Armory building. Fourth Ward—City hall. It was ordered that the money now available for sewer extensions be divided equally among the respect ive wards and that the extensions be des'ignüited at some future time. The matter of sidewalk extensions was next in order and after some discussion, it was ordered that the walk be extended on the west side of Tuiylor street south to Kennedy Addition No. 2; also from Diippel's corner, south along the east side of Spruce street to Ewing school; also along south slide of East Bridge street, from the Joliiui R. Rogers prop erty, emst to Central school, and also any other portions that the street and alley committee may deem ad visable. These extensions are not yet cov ered by sidewalk districts, but will be included In the new idstrcts now being drawn up by the city engineer. It was ordered that the street and alley committee, together with the street commissioner, ascertain the amount cf pipe necessary to replace tlie wooden flumes 'now in use at street crossing«!, and order saute at an early date. It was deemed! advisable that steps tlie poor sidewalk work, also local dealers and laborers for the pay ments due them and avoid a repeti tion of last year's expedience, so the man* council ordered the city attorney to draft an ordinance providing for the furu.fiehtog of a bond in the sum of $1000 for the faithful performance of concrete work on the sidewalks and crossings, and for the payment for material and labor. The band. Is to he given far one year. The chief of police was ordered to give notice to the West Side Ditch company to place a bridge across their ditch at alley cross'iing, center of block 124, Daullson's First Supplle u was ordered that the sidewalk I holding the t abutting. along the west side of Stout avenue adjoining the Burrell, Rowles and Rock wood properties, be r.iised high enough to prevent its draining and water from the ditch The regular monthly reports of of j ficers were audited and ordered filed and the usual monthly bills allowed, Mrs. Sumner C. Brown was grant ed a permit to erect a brick addi tion, 24x28 feet, to her residence, j said addition to cost approximately j $*00. *~ " ™" MUST KEEP OFF RESERVATION SUPERINTENDENT ESTEP WILL PUNISH VIOLATORS OF FEDER AL STATUTES.—THE RULE IS A STRICT ONE. The superintendent of the Fort Hal. reservation has been directed by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to gt/e vi de i.'il.iciry to the fact that minting on any Indian reservation Is a v'ioaGcii o*' the l.Litcd States Sta v - ut-.'j and subjects the. offender to a confiscation of guns or traps used by hire and to 1 oe of not to exceed $-00, aud that after such notice has been given, hunters found an. the res ervation will he prosecuted under this law. The Tribune is advised by the Superintendent that he Intends to obey the orders of his superior officer in this matter, so it is up to hunters t" keep an eye out for the reserva tion line—Poc tello Tribune. Just received, at A. L. Hugh's, new arid up-to-d:te line of hat ptos, belt buckles and jewelry.