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THE BLACKFOOT OPTIMIST
>L. IV NO. 19 OFFICAL PAPER OF BINGHAM COUNTY, IDAHO. BLACKFOOT, BINGHAM COUNTY, IDAHO, THURSDAY, APRIL 6 1911 $2.00 PER YEAR 1 Result of City Election Ticket Nominated by Mass Convention Elected Throughout. ' Citizens Down Disgruntled Clique. No More Rule For the Few, But For the Masses. The election of Tuesday is now history and in its recording it is a pleasure to announce that at last the people of BHekfioot have awakened from their two year slumber and have, by their ballots, deposed the he'd of the city government, who In himself was a kindly disposed, inex perienced man,, having es his coun sellors men who used his administra tion for personal advantages tjr.td ad.-* vneement. At nine o'clock on Tues day evening the returns of the elec tion were being am.ounced at the var ious picture shows, End it was with a feeling of great enthusiasm thiat the audiences heard the returns of an election in which the disgruntled Munch defeated their own candidates by too much sin* dering, and other ungontlemanly action«. On Monday might one of the most enthusiastic meetings in connection with a city campaign in this city,was hdld in the Auditorium by the sup portedshrd sur tordl stordl shrl sh/rhr porters of the ticket nominated by the mass meeting,and addresses were given by Col. W. Orr Chapman and M'ayor-elect L. M. Caipps. Col. Chapman, the sage brush boy orator,made votes for Mr.Capps from the time he arose until he sat down at the conclus ico.i of his ad dress. He denounced the statements of the editor of the Idaho Republica tion, he hit from the shoulder at the many short comings of the present city cidminisitr.'tion aad concluded his remarks amid great applause. In part toe aid: "Something has been said in the opposition! journal about there ha ving been "Boy Play'' in the making of nominations. I take it that this i3 a covert iiiucndO dimed at me, be cause of the flact that at the mass meeting hold ini this hall a few weeks ago, I had the honor of presenting the name of the popular choice for Mayor. (Applause). I desire to say, that I have as much right, and) as hiclh privilege to raise my voice cn public matters, and that my vote has the same force and effect as has that of the distinguihsed gentleman, whom 1 am informed, penned the article to wlhicto I refer, or es the editor in whose columns it was published. (Ap plause). "I have the same right, aye, It is my duty, as it is the duty of ell other citizens to take an active interest,and if necessary, ta port in matters of public concern—Aaid be it presump tuous or otherwise, whenever or wherever I see fit or ty so to do, I shall mot bo remiss in the performance of pluus«). "Tiie same paper, In held type, an nounces to the public the startling fact that the mass' meet tog was re pudiated, and that Tom, Dick aisid/Har ry have filled tickets want you to thonoug that, tiie mass meeting and ils station that duty. ( Ap V by petition. I glily understand h e been repudiated lout. The so-caliei Carps faction "hste litt, in ..my way action of the mass the contrary, have lc fact that the ticket the mass meeting i and have spent theii ful effort to the end deem it my du ty but cco ' le re' idiated 'Die leeting. But, or. :ked weil to the nominated by preperiy filed, time and faith th t this ticket, warm supporters Committees were edure aind résolu - headed by Hon. Butter M. Capps,will he elected on tomorrow. (Tumultuous applause). I "Inasmuch as there has been cons id erable talk about this mass meeting, I think it is well for me to discuss it briefly. The mass meeting was call« by Mayor West, over his own signa ture, and ate it stateji "By request of many citizens,'' for the purpose of selecting candidates 1 for the various ctiy offices. The meeting was widely advertised, which resulted in a large and representatvie | gathering res ponding to the call of the Mayor. The meeting) was formal!^ opened by May or West, upon whose request a chair man and secretary was elected, both without opposition, ai .d both of whom were ut that time of Mayor West, appointed upon proct tions, the resolutions committee be ing provided with ready-made resolu tions highly commending Mayor West and tois administration. Up to 'this time everything was alright. During the deliberations ol the committees t'he chairman called upon Rev. Ed warde fer remarks. Rev. Edwards, responding to the call of the chair, paid Ein. high eulogy! to Mayor West— uc.dorstamd—not in a nominat'ur speech andl before nominations were in order; and in concluding his re marks Rev. Edward'^ warmly advocat ed the re-nomination and re-election of Mayor West. "President Duckworth was also cal led upon by the cliair, to Which he responded. And toe It said to his everlasting credit, lie had too high a regard for his ecclesiastical position to endorse, from tjbis platform, the candidacy of any mfm. (Loud soi tu multuous applause), "Now, sis to the charges of "stuff ing the ballot" at the mass meeting. I want to say that I don't believe this was done. But if it was done, no man. has ia> right to go about saying that it ws done unless toe saw it done and if he did see it done, he is un worthy of citizenship unless he would at once, so notify tiie chair and tail a stop to such a proceeding. (Ap planifie) . "Ae.other surprise to us has been the nature cf tiie campaign that has been,...incessantly waged against. Mr. C'ftßä*. and in favor of Mayor West, it has i>eeu a etnpigin cf »lander, scan dal a'r.d libel. A campaign of vini fication, defamation and opprobium. "I really believe that if one of the elect from Heaven;, should 1 toe nominal! ed for Mayor of Blackfoot, in opposi tion to a certain clique here, that tie fore the day of election arrived lie would be painted darker thau. Sat in. ( Applause). "1 believe that tomorrow the peo ple of Blackfoot will stand, firmly by the action of their mass meeting. And will forever serve notice on those characters; find reputations, that this sort of thing lias el ded. 1 believe that you will piece in the city hall tomorrow, the candidates on the Citi zen's Non-Part isaini Ticket, headed by Hon. Butl: er M. Capps. I thank you." (Great applause). Mr. Oaipps talked in a masterful manner for a half hour, described tiie Sri ke river valley as it appeared when lie arrived here twenty five years ago, told of his life long inter est in the city, of ilia own successes nmd pledged himself, if elected, to use his best efforts in behalf of the city's advancement aioong lines that would do the greatest good to the greatest number. t- * ?' The Blr.ckfcct band rendered 1 rev era! fine selections and there is a pleasure in listening to the band pi y They keep perfect time, are no lon ger blowing through their various in struments in that amateur wny, com mon to the ordinary bunch of begin ners, and mow that they are being drilled by ai competent leider, Mr. Bangstaff, they are making good all along the line as musicians. At the conclusion of Mr. Capps' re marks ar.d 1 when the 'bond had played a piece, Intended to sooth the troubled breasts of the opposition w ho were in attendance, W. H. Dan ilson, who acted as chairman, of the meeting, asked those of that element teo address the audience, making any statement they might desire to give to the public in regard! to the candi dates nominated. Attorney G. F. Hansbrough and others of the oppos ition left the toaill before Mr. Danilson had finished his speech, despite the fact that the report had been circu lated thl.(t in the event of the oppor tunity presenting itself the West fac tion would introduce evidence that would tend to injure tiie campaign of Mr. Oaipps. Tiie election by wards showed tiie following vote for the officers elect ed aside froom councilmen: FIRST WARD. FÔR MAYOR. B. M. Capps, 178; R. N. West, 7S FOR CITY CLERK. G. II. Holbrook, 166; T. J. Johnson,SI FOR CITY TREASURER Mrs. Charlotte Reai, 207. FOR ENGINEER. James Youing, 184; F. W. Keifer, 7). FOR POLICE JUDGE J. W. Chapman, 187; J. C. Fisher, 68. , SECOND WARD. L. M. Capps, 67; West,156 Holbrook, 82; Johnson', 136 Young, 123; Keifer, 1)3 Chapman, 83; Fisher, 127 THIRD WARD. Capps, 62; West, 81 Holbrook, 81 ; Johnson, 57 Young, 81; Keifer, 51 Chapmaim, 70; Fisher, 59 FOURTH WARD. Capps, 89; West, 51 Holbrook, 96; Johnson, 39 Young, 109; Keifer, 27 \ Chapman, 98; Fisher, 35 The various wards chose for their representatives men who have been active both ini public and prlvt: ite en terprises, and who are known to be public spirited, painstaking in the ad ministration of affairs and who will make aidermen worthy Of the name, la the first ward, A. H. Simmons suc ceeded himself, and E. T. Peek was elected, taking the place of T. R. Jones. J. G. Bond web re-elected In the second ward, and L. C. Rock wood succeeded F. C. Chrislt. The third ward had four candidates, At torney W. A. Beakley, Alex Youinie, John H. Bond and Joseph LaCour. A count of t.he ballots showed that Mr Beakley and Mr. Younie won. Over in the fourth ward, the bloody fourth, S. W. Gibbs and John S. Watson,two old wuT horses were elected. Tiie majorities of the various candi dates are as follow«; Capps, 20; Holbrook, 112; Young, 265, Chapman, 149.