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THE BLACKFOOT OPTIMIST
OFFICÀL PAPER OF BINGHAM COUNTY, IDAHO. VOL. IV NO. 16 ^.eV 1 BLACKFOOT, BINGHAM COUNTY, IDAHO, THURSDAY, MARCH 16 1911 $2.00 PER YEAR BOUNDARIES OF FREE DELIVERY BELOW ARE THE RULES AND REGULATIONS WHICH WILL GOVERN BLACKFOOT'S FREE DELIVERY. Commencing on' East Alice street at the northeasterly canner of Block 72, .running thence west to Fisher Ave.; thence south to Judicial street; thence west to Stout Ave.; thence south to Court street; thence west to University Ave.; thence south to Curtis street; thence west to Shil ling Ave. ; thence south to Willis street; -thence across Shilling Ave., and north to Sonny street; thence west to Main; thence north to Court street; thence west to Taylor street; thence south to Grant street; thence west to Ash srteet; thence north to Sexton street; thence west to Maiplle street; thence month to Judicial street; thence west to Pine street; thence north to Pacific srteet; thecce eifert to Maple street; thence north to Idatio street; thence east to Ash street; thence north to Alice street; thencÀ east to Taylor; thence north to Francis street; thence east to Main s'ireet; thence (north to Allen street; ^heince east to University Ave.; tin nee south to Francis street and east tc place of beginning. All person, or firms within the de livery diistr.ic ,, desiring to take ad vantage of the free delivery system will be required to furnish, re ceptacles for mail at residences and !• lac es of business. This may be done by the erection- of maiil boxes con veniently located so that the carrier ma.y deposit mail therein, or If a patron prefers he may cut a slot In the door which will serve the purpose of facilitating the work icf carriers, j It must be distinctly understood that no patron will be served unless he j provides some me. ns for disposing of his mail by the carrier. it is urged that all prospective pa trons comply with this requirement of the Post Office Department by April 15, 1911, at which time postal employees will Inspect the various houses within the delivery district for the purpose of reporting to the de partment at Washington wihat pro gress has been made towards sup plying suitable receptacles for mall. Failure on the part of the people of Blackfoot to observe the foregoing may cause ai delay in the establish ment of free delivery service. Carriers will not deliver mall at ■the side or rear doors of residences, or to separate suites or rooms 4a> •apartment houses. This fact should be remembered ini locating mail re ceptaeles. Until such time as carriers' sched ules can be thoroughly tested two Uelivenies a dhy will be made through I out tihe residence district aind' three deliveries .in the business district After a few weeks trial At may be .found' necessary to change Carriers' routes Ha some respeets. Mail will :not be delivered by carrier on Sun day. After the establishment of free de livery service, postage, posrage on drop lettres, whether for delivery by 'carrier or through lock boxes or the ;generai delivery, will be two cents per ounce or fraction thereof, it* plaice of ctne cent per ounce as here tofore. Street letter boxes will be erected ai the following points throughout the city. Garner of Main aind West BrMige streets. Corner of Main and East Pacific streets. Corner of Main and West Idaho streets. Corner of Shilling and East Alice gtr 06 ts. • Corner of Shilling and Somny streets.^ Corner Bridge. Comer Corner of Sexton and Ash streets. jq ave id delay and to assist clerks . and carriers in the proper delivery of mall matter patrons are requested to advise correspondents and publishers to address mail to street and num ber. of University and East f of Oak and West Bridge FDR WIFE DESERTION Ray Jackson of Idaho Falls, is whiling away a f«w weeks in the county jail, answeriig to a change of wife desertion, city Tu es -I y. He arrived in the BODY OF PETER C0URT0 FOUND BODY FOUND ON SAND BAR IN SNAKE RIVER THREE WEEKS AFTER THE SHOCKING ACCI DENT OCURRED. Lost Saturday evening word was re ceived .in this city that the body of Peter Courto had been found, in the river about or.e mile below the Ben Hansen ranch near Rich. W. H. Kestner, deputy sheriff, and E. T. Peck immediately drove to the place and learned the facts in connection with the finding of the body, which were, that Leslie Curtis, while work ing along the bank of the river, dis covered the body on a sand bar. It will be remembered that Peter Courto met death by drowindng several weeks ago while crossing the Snake river from Gold Point, in company with C. V. Clevenger and others. The beat capsized, Peter Courto was drowned and Mr. Clevenger barely , , „ _ . . escaped a similar fate. The body was brought to town, and 1 was prepared for burial by the Brown-Eldredge fur niture company. No inquest was held as the body was identified by the clothes, money aind jewelry found. A brother, George Courto, residing at Spring Valley, Wisconsin,, was telegraphed to and is expected in today. In ell probability the body will be taken back to the city where the brother resides. BLACKFOOT BAND HAVE NEW QUARTERS finest bands of the west, one of which the citizens can feel proud. The band boys of the city have secured new quarters in the Millick block, and will hereafter do their practicing there, and in speaking of band, ia large 'cumber of citi zens f ee j .that it should receive all ( be encouragement possible. The gen tiemen who comprise the organization are striving to make this one of the MEETING OF THE SCHOOL TRUStEES MEETING OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES OF BINGHAM COUNTY WAS A GREAT SUCCESS IN EVERY RESPECT. County Superintendent Miss Ailed Beach can feel justly proud of her efforts in making the meeting of the school trustees of Bingham county un attractive end educating session. Miss Beach left nothing undone to make the affair pleasant for all and accomplished. great credit is due her for the work The meeting of the trustees was called 1 to order by County Superin tendent Beach. Mayor West of Blackfoot cordially welcomed the trustees and bade them enjoy the freedom of the city. Mr. Crawford of SprH.gfield, responded to the ad dress of welcome in behalf of the trustees. A number of persons interested in educational work in the state were piesent, among them State Superin tendent Miss Grace Shepherd, Presi dent Axline of the Albion Normal, Mias Wood, county superintendent of Fremont county, and Miss Daly of the Academy of Idaho and former County Superintendent Grace Lough ran of Bannock county. There were about thirty trustees in attendance. From the close atten tion given to the papers which vjere read, and from the spirited' discus sions which followed their reading, it was evident that the meeting was appreciated' by those present. At inaon those in attendance at the meeting were served a delicious lunch in the basement of the M. E. church, by the ladies of the Current event club, and in the evening were guests of the Commercial club at a musical recital given by Prof. Row don and' Mis8 Terry. At a business session a'a organi zation of the trustees of the county was effected, and the following of ficers were elected: President, Geo. W. Hammond, Groveland; vice presi dent, H. K. Williams, Presto; sec retary, J. H. Snyder, Springfield. HAS PURCHASED HOME James Gibbs has purchased the Phillip Wolf home on the west side, and will improve it materially, mak ing it his home. The consideration i was $2,000. L M. CAPPS RECEIVES NOMINATION FOR MAYOR Candidates For Aldermen in Various Wards Selected by Citizens Friday Night—Long and Interesting City Convention The people of Blackfoot assembled st their 'various voting places in the wairds of the city last Friday evening and fired the first shot of the spring campaign by choosing the gentlemen who are to represent them as adder men in the city board of aldermen fer the ensuing two years, aind In, making their selection they chose good men all. Same of the old board were dropped because of their desire to withdraw from this partciular bmnch of mhUc atfe In the first ward a balloting for choice resulted in tile selection of A. H. Simmons, who has so faith fully served for the past two years, and L. M. Ca.pps was the escand man chosen, to succeed T. R. Jones, who has removed from the city. The choice of Mr. Capps was conditional upon his not receiving the nomination for mayor, and it was understood th.t In the event of his having this honor conferred upon him, that E. T. Peck should be the choice of the caucus for aldermen from the first. J. T. Carruth moved that the caucus en dorse R. N. West to succeed himself as mayor, and W. Orr Chapman moved 1 ., a3 a substitute, that Luther. M. Capps be endorsed. The amend ment carried overwhelmingly. In the second' ward, J. G. Bond Christ, who refused to be a candidate 1 ayadn. The people of the third ward named as their choice Attorney W. was chosen to succeed himself, and 1 Lewis C. Rock wood succeeded F. C. A. Beakley,'a'.:d the old wheel horse ' who has served the city so faithfully | as mayor and 1 alderman iui years past, Alex Younie. 'i > f ;î ' [ The services as alderman of S. W | Gib'bs were demanded by the people uf the fourth ward, aind he, together with John Watson, were chosen to lock after tlhe interests of that dis trict. This ward also endorsed Luther M. Cupps for mayor. On Monday might the citizens re sponded to a call for a mass meet ing, issued by Mayor West, and gath ered at the Auditorium. The meet ing was called to order by Mayor West, and J. T. Carruth was unani niôusly chosen as chairman, as was Byrd Trego for secretary. Upon, mo tion of W. A. Beakley the chair ap pointed W. A. Beakley, Geo. A. Robe than and L.R. Thomas as a commit tee on resolutions, and upon motion cf W. H. Dagllson, F. E. DeKaiy, W. H. Stufflebeam and Miss Mary Thompson were named as a commit tee upon permanent organization and procedure. During the deliberations of the committees, the chair called upon Rev. C. A Edwards for remarks. Rev. Edwards highly eulogized Mayor West's administration and advised his YOUNG FELLOW WITH FOUR GIRLS If the white people named their children as do the Indians, choosing some collection of word» that com memorate an eveir.t In the life of tihe child, a certain young mam of Black foot waucild bear the cognomen of "Young Fellow With Four Girls,'' or "The Side-Stepping Kid''—for that is wihat be is compelled to do most : of the time. The situation is about like this: There is a pretty teacher mold, instructing a lot of Uttle sage i hr us. hors hi the three "R's" and young man of Blackfoot has been pretty strong on the sappy talk with her. At the same time toe road is generaJly covered with water out her way, and of course he can't be there every night. 80 he fills in between dates with the Gem State rural miss and looking for new ones with one of a trio of girls of this city. All wedt along alright until there were root enough nights 'in the week to go around, al d the young swain began getting to bad with bis quartette of beauties. He is the side-stepping kid, however, and up to the present time iie ,h _3 a whole hide and heart. re j r.omination. C. W. Berryman, sr., and Jas. Duckwroth also responded briefly to calls from the chair. After receiving the reports of the respective committees, which were adopted, the meeting proceeded to the nomination of candidates. L. R. Thomas, in a most fitting manner, presented the (name of R. N. West. Mr. West's name was received with applause. Col. W. Orr Chap man presented the name of Luther M. Capps, making ai speech that was a highly creditable one to Mr. Chap man's ability and reputation as a speaker. Marcus Meister very ap propriately presented the name of A D. Quamtrell, whereupon the nomina tions were declared closed. It was agreed that a ma jority vote should elect and that with the three candidates in the field, af ter the first vote the low man should drop out of the running. The first bal lot showed the vote as follows: West 145, Ca.pps 140, Quantre.ll 29. Second ballot, West, 158, Capps 165. After the counting of the vote Mr. Capps was declared the nominee and that gentleman arose air.Id expressed his appreciation, of the honor conferred upon him and outlined the policy he expected to pursue In the event of his election at the polls on April friends, the number of which will be added to dally. Three candidates for the position of city clerk were inamed, they being 4th. The policy pursued by Mr. Capps 'in his campaign has made him many it J. Johnson, the present incumbent, George H. Holbrook and D. L. O'Neil, the result showing the selection of Mr. Holbrook. For police magistrate the names of J. Ç. Fisher, J, W. Chapman and J. H. Anderson were presented, Mr. Chapman receiving a majority of two to one on the second bal lot. Jas. Young was unanimously nomi nated for the position of city en gineer. Another nominee that was the unanimous choice of the convention was that of Mrs. Reay for city treas urer. This lady has creditably filled the office for two years air.d her re nomination shows that the people are choosing for all offices this spring the best timber to be had for all positions. After confirming the nominations of the respective wards for aldermen, the meeting adjourned. General satisfaction was expressed at the result of the meeting. The report was current for several days that R. N. West would head another ticket put in the field by parties not satisfied with the ticket nominated, but this is denied by Mr. West, who feels that the choice of the people was thoroughly expressed at tihe convention. JUDGE J. D. FLENNER AND JAMES W. RILEY Last Thursday evening Judge J. D. Flenner gave to the people of Black foot a most Interesting reading, choosing as his subject the writings of James Whitcomb Riley. A large and appreciative audience was 4n at tendance and the applauding follow ing each selection showed the delight : with which thye were received. Mrs. Flenner accompat led her husband an* they were the guests of Dr. and Mrs. i Hoover while In the city. Judge Flen ner's rendition of "When the Frost is on the Pumpkin'' comes from the heart. Far back in the old birth state, Ohio, in the black swamps of the northwestern part of the state, the judge has seen it all and bis soul, with the rendition of toe piece, goes ( shock. j __ l. B. Dore, proprietor of the Cen trai Meat Market, is adding a brick | sausage room to his large shop. out to the old home, and he sees ante more the oak trees, the hickory and beech, and hears the call of the wild! turkey cock when the frost is on the pumpkin and the fodder's in the A MAIL ORDER "BARGAIN" EXPERIENCE OF A WOMAN WHO BOUGHT A SEWING MACHINE FROM A CHICAGO MAIL ORDER HOUSE. Women are natural born "barg aim/ hunters and their pursuit of the elusive bargain sometimes gets them into a peck of trouble. The experi ence of a woman, who bought a sew ing machine from a mall order house in Chicago 1-, a case in, point This is .her story: "I wanted a new sewing machine and seeing one advertised In a mail! order catalog for only $13, I was very much interested. According to the picture ai id the description, this par ticular sewing machine was a pamagor of perfection. So I went down town, bought a money order for $13 and sent for the machine. I could hardly wait to see my bargain, and finally 1 got a notiçe 'tram the railroad com pany that the machine had arrived. Much to my surprise there was a bill for freight charges. "I had expected the company to pay the freight, but on referring to the catalog, found that they made no promises on that score. So I went down to the freight office, paid the freight ai. d .hired a drayman to bring the machine from the depot The diayman drove so fast that he jarred the machine aflf the back end of the wagon and broke it. "I wrote to the company about it and they sent smoe extra 1 parts to replace the ones that had been broken. I had the machine fixed, up, but it has never been satisfactory, Takes all my strength to run it and it doesn't begin to do as good work as my old one. I have sir.ee found out that I could have purchased a better machine right here in town for less money and saved all the trouble and extra expense this 'mail oi der' machine has cost tne. DEATH OF MRS. L. S. HOLLEY YOUNG MOTHER 13 TAKEN TO ANOTHER WORLD, LEAVING MANY FRIENDS TO MOURN HER DEMISE. Sorrow has fallen on the home of Luther Holley of Pocatello, ti d at the heme of Mrs. Charlotta Adder son in this city. Mrs. May Holley, daughter of Mrs. Charlotta Anderson of this city, died Sunday morning, and all the family, to whom death lias brought so much sorrow in the last few years, have the sympathy of the community. The Pocatello Tri bune, of Monday last, has the fol lowing relative to 'her taking away: Mrs. May Holley, wife of the pro prietor of the Bannock livery sta bles, died at the Pocatello General hospital yesterday morning after a short illness from blood poisoning. Following her death the remains were turned over to Percy C. Silver, the North Main street undertaker, who prepared them for burial. Tills afternoon the remains were taken to the Elks club rooms where they will lie in state until 9 o'clock this evening. At 7:30 this evening funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Woodhull at which the Eagles and Elks lodges will be in attend 1 - auce. Following the services the body will be removed to the undertaking parlors from which place they will be shipped to Blackfoot tomorrow morning for burial. Mrs. Holley was born In Blackfoot twenty-four years ago, and made her heme in the Grove City until her \ marriage to Mr. Holley a few years ago. Mr. Holley is perhaps the best known horseman In the northwest, having resided in the Gate City for many years, during which time he has made innumerable friends who sympathize with him in his hour of bereavement. Services were held in this city Tuesday, at the Methodist church. Rev. C. A. Edwards officiating. The members of the Elk lodge, both of tnis city and Pooatello, were in at tendance, and' the service conducted by the pastor was 'beautiful. The body was buried 1 in the Grove City cemetery. The floral tributes covered the casket at the church a>.d no more beautiful arrangement of flowers could have been conceived of. LAND GOES BACK TO PUBLIC DOMAIN WILMA H. PHILBRICK LOSES LAND NEAR AMERICAN FALLS WHICH WAS CONTESTED BY GOVERNMENT. Judge Frank S. Dietrich has en tered a decree in the case' of the United States vs. Wilma H. Philbrick of American Falls, holding as null and veld 'and restoring to public en try the tai. d filed upon by philbrick nd located' near American Falls. The land iis described as the southeast quarter of the northeast quarter, west iidf of the southeast quarter, southeast quarter of the southwest quarter, section 13, township 10 south, range 3 east. The case 'is a peculiar one in that Mr. Phil brick admitted the facts in the ï.llleiâ|ait!ion as dharged In the com Iallmt made by Attorney General Wickersliami a. id District Attorney C. H. Lingenfelter. He also waived all service of papers and appearance in court. It was on account of this ire mackaible attitude assumed by the de feiKLi.t that the court entered the above decree and the land goes back to the public domain. The controversy arose over tihe character of the laimd. When the. entry was made by Phillbrick his af fidavit and those of witnesses showed that the land was covered with stone and unfit for cultivation. Later, ex perts of toe government went over the land and femr.d that it was cov ered with timber which was consid ered valuable. In the complaint filed against Philbrick and signed by At torney Generali Wickers.ham, it was alleged by the government that the entry was false, fraudulent and un true. The land was thereupon con* tested and »er vilee secured upon Phiil bnek. who. is one of the well known und prominent residents of southern Idaho.—Capital News. THE COMMERCIAL HOTEL NOW MODERN H03TELRY In looking around over the country traveling men state that there to no hotel! In Idaho in point of size that compares with Blackfoot s popular Nt« tie 'hotel, tile Commercial, located on North Maim street, west of the depot. Manager Jack Dunn has made good during his stay in Blackfoot and is getting the business in the betel Rue in this city. Traveling man, who have to stay along the Short Line over f-uuday are now making this city and spend a comfortable Sunday in the big chahs at this resort. Push and energy always count and the management of the hotel have It in large hunches. NEAT UP-TO-DATE STORE AT MORELAND NOW Warren P. Lindsey, who opened a store at Morelaind last August, is do ing a thriving business In that em bryo city, and has already found that his building is iknadlequate to hold the assortment of stock his patronage de manda. As a result, he contemplates. bulkLt.g an addition In the very dear future. The dimensions of this addi tion will be 24x30, and the material used will be lava rock. The vicinity around Moreland Is becoming rapidly pcpulated, and Mr. Liudsey showed much forethought when he entered the field and got In on the ground floor. He is a thorough gentleman, has a fine business training and car ries a up-to-date line of three essentials to success. LACK 800 ACRES Last week toe members of toe technical board of the Utah-Id-lho sugar company met in this city, and discussed matters pertaining to the coming campaign of the company. H. H. Dalton stated that the company would opre.to the Blackfoot factory providing that an acreage of three thousand acres could be secured. At the present time they have 2,200. lacking 800 acres of the desired amount. WILL LEAVE BLACKFOOT Rev. Williams, rector of the Episco pal church, has accepted a call to a church in his old home town ia North. Carolina', and will leave this city, commencing on his duties May 1st. Rev. Williams and wife have en- - deared themselves to all Blackfoot, and their many friei.ids will regret the fact that they are to leave.