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THE BLACKFOOT OPTIMIST
OFFICIAL PAPER OF CITY OF BLACKFOOT AND OF BINGHAM COUNTY, IDAHO. VOL. IV NO. 21 BLACKFOOT, BINGHAM COUNTY, IDAHO, THURSDAY, APRIL 20 1911 $2.00 PER YEAR MAYOR CAPPS ASSUMES OFFICIAL DUTIES New Officials Take Over Reins Government Tuesday Last. Num ber of Citizens Present Of APPOINTMENTS MADE AND CONFIRMED Mayor Selects Well Qualified Men to Assist in the Administration of Affairs of the City of Blackfoot for Next Two Years The i'ew council met Tuesday ev ening vL h T. J. Johnson, retiring clerk occb.'jying the mayor's chair, while the • retiring mayor occupied one near th% door. Mr. Johnson cal led the meeki'g to order, requested that the incoming officers arise to their feet and 1 take the oath of office. After this ceremony Mayor Capps as sumed the duties of his office with no introduction to the duties of office ino assistance from the outgoing offi cial, and G. H. Holbrook, the incom ing city clerk also assumed his duties Mayor Capps addressed the council, and citizens present, making known the fact that he would be the most beneficial to the greatest number of his constituency. He stated that he realized that all parties were new in the performance of their duties a..d with no assistance, it would be nec essary for them to grope their way, familiarizing themselves with the du ties of office. There was a large number of the résidents of the city present, and when Mayor Capps stated that he hadi several recommendations to make everyone was alert and listening to hear what his appointments would be The appointing of a chairfnan of the board and various committees was first taken up and resulted as fol lows : Chairman of the Board of Aldermen. Louis C. Rock wood. Street and Alley Committee. Louis C. Rockwood, A. H. Simmons Johin S. Watson Law and Order Committee. W. A. Beakley J. G. Bond S. W. Gibb» Finance Committee. Alex Vounie E. T. Peck John S. Watson Cemetery Committee. E. T. Peck L. C. Rockwood W. A. Beakley Sanitary Committee. John S. Watson A. H. Simmons J. G. Bond Improvement Committee. S. W. Gibbs E. T. Peck Alex You nie City Attorney. John W. Jones Chief of Police. Max W. Smith Night Patrolman. James Ketchum City Physician. Dr. H. A. Halsey Official City Newspaper. The Blackfoot Optimist Alter the conclusion of the reading of the appointments by Mayor Capps, Alderman Gibbs movedi that the board take a recess of ten minutes, and they retired to an anteroom, where the appointments were discus sed in the absence fo the mayor. Up on re-convening Alderman, Younie made a motion that the appointments be confirmed. A vote was taken there being six ayes and two nays. An application for a building per mit for J. L. Baker was laid over cause the lot numbers were not on the permit. Alderman Gibbs moved that a vote of thanks be tendered Chief of Police Hilliard and Patrolman Vanderwood for their efficient services during the last two years. This motion carried unanimously. Mayor Capps then cal led upon former Mayor West to ad dress the board relative to some un finished business. Two subjects were discussed and acted upon. The matter of vacating the alley in Block 9, Elm wood addition, and an ordinance pro viding for its vacation was pre. e ted. The rules were suspended and the or di'nance given its third reading, and ordered published. This alley is on the south side of the block recently purchased for a high school site. The question of the granting of per mission to the state insane asylum to connect with the city's sewer system was entered into by Mr. West and the board, the former stating that Dr. Francis Poole, superintendent of <Re institution, would appreciate some ac tion on the matter, so that he could report to the asylum board at its next meeting. Alderman Bond, after much discussion, had been indulged in, moved that a- committee of three be appointed by the mayor, to confer with the city attorney, and report at the 'next meeting of the board of al dermen, their findings on the subject. The motion jirevailed. The mayor ap pointed Messrs. Peck, Bond and You nie. Alderman Gibbs presented the nam of E. Watson, for cemetery sexton but the mayor stated that there were sev eral applications for this position and tht he preferred to consider each one more fully before making a choice. The following bills were allowed for services rendered during the re cent election: Mrs. Nelson Sill, registrar... .$24.60 Mrs. Maud Johnson, registrar.. 50.80 Mrs. Grace G. Gibbs, registrar 34.60 Mrs. Maud Cherry, registrar.. 57.40 Election officers—First ward. ' C. T. Peck, judge..............$8.00 F. C. Barker, judge............ 8.00 Mrs. Sweet, judge..»........... 8.00 Laura Pen, polling clerk...... 8.00 Emma Killion, polling clerk.... 8.00 Mrs. C. Wright,distributing clerk 8.00 Constable .....................7 "15.00 Second ward: T. J. Reagan, judge............ 8.00 W. C. Craig, judge............ 8.00 Edith Bond, judge.............. 8.00 Mrs.R.W.Chaimers, polling clerk 8.00 Minnie Reagan, polling clerk.. 8.00 Lucy Bond', distributing clerk.. 8.00 Bynd Trego, constable.......... 6.00 Third waid: R. Fleming, judge.............. 8.00 Mrs. T. H. Christy, judge...... 8.00 B. A. Boling, judge............ 8.00 Mrs. R. L. Archer, polling clerk 8.00 Mrs.Geo.Warren, polling clerk.. 8.00 Mrs.Nelson Sill,distributing clerk 8.00 J. D. Kent, constable.......... 6.00 Fourth ward: S. W. Gibbs, judge............ 8.00 H. C. Dipple, judge............ 8.00 T. M. Ferguson, judge.......... 8.00 L. O'Neal, polling clerk........ 8.00 Guy Dippel, polling clerk......8.00 Parley Blackburn, dlst. clerk.... 8.00 Fred West, constable.......... 6.00 The matter of placing electric lights »near the city hospital and"CafE olic church was referred to the im provement committee. A motion carried to the effect that the street and alley committee take up the unfinished business of the old committee and report at the next meeting. Aldermen Simmo. s and Bond reported that they had estab lished sidewalk line on property line the full length of the west side of Spruce street, and the report was ac cepted. Alderman Peck made some strong comments os the cement work that had been done in the stfC-.T cros sings of the city, and used terms des criptive of the ''bunk ' that had been handed out that would go in pri t all right, but the writer has forgotten the exact expressions used. They came from Peck's big right and were entirely apropos. Mr. Peck's talk was the result of a discussion iv.ative to sewer connections, inspections of sewers and sidewalks and many otKtr sins of commission and omission of the former mayor, chief of police, in spectors and members of the council. It was unanimously agreed that Mr. Peck's remarks were timely, and hit the spot where she needed it most. Mr. Peck moved that the matter of sewer connections be laid on the ta ble until the next meeting, and that until that time I.E. Smith, the pres ent inspector of sewers, continue to fill that position, as he has so credit ably done in the past. The question, of sprinkling the streets was discussed and the clerk was authorized to advertise for bids to be opened at the next regular meeting of the board. The notice for bids appear else where in this issue. Alderman Gibbs made a motion that the chief of police be Instructed to have published a notice to property owners to. clean up, and suggested that the city establish a precedent by cleaning up the grounds surrounding the city hall. Motion to adjourn carried at 11:20 and as the lights were out everyone had to "go home in the dark.'' MISS MARY CAPPS WINS HONORS Blackfoot was represented at the State Declamatory Cuc.test at Twin Falls on Friday, April 14, iby Mary Capps who won second honors in the humorous class. The first honors in the humorous class were awarded to American Fallt with Twin Falls winning first in dra matic and Pocatello second place. Twelve of the most prominent high schools of the state at first accepted the invitation to meet in contest, at Twin Falls but during the past two weeks four of them withdrew, therebj causing one of the classes to have only one contestant, which was the oratorical. This contestant was from Caldwell aind of course won first hon ors. Boise, Pocatello, Twin Falls, Cald well, American Falls, Payette, Em mett and Blackfoot all sent contest ants and a most interesting and en joyable contest was the result. President Axline of the Albion Nor mal was chairman of the judges and . GOOD ROADS CONVENTION IN GATE CITY IN JUNE WILL BE BIG GATHERING PRESIDENT SHERMAN ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF STATE COMMITTEES AND COUNTY VICE-PRESIDENTS.-SECOND AN NUAL SESSION OF INTER MOUNTAIN GOOD ROADS ASSOCI ATION TO BE LARGEST EVER HELD IN SOUTHERN IDAHO. mm mm t That the second annual conve tion of the Intermountain Good Roads as sociation to be held in this city on June 22-23-24 will be the largest and most important (gathering of good roads boosters ever held in the north west now seems assured. President E. R. Sherman, who spent a couple of days this week ln» the Gate City, conferring with Secretary William Wallin, has drafted 1 an official call for the convention, which will be is sued in a few days. Delegates from the five states of Idaho» Nevada,Mon tana, Utah and Wyoming will be in attendance,and the convention will be addressed by eminent experts in the good roads movement and will pos sibly be honored by the presence of no less a distinguished gentleman than Secretary of Agriculture James Wilson. An invitation to Secretary Wilson was mailed yesterday, in which he was pressed to attend,and also send one or more of the good roads experts attached to his depart ment. Arrangements have practical ly been completed with Professor S. C. Lancaster of Seattle to give illus trated lectures on good roads. Rep resentatives. of different road making machinery firms will be present with elaborate exhibits. Automobile deal ers will also have representatives present, and the Continental Oil company is arranging to install an ex hibit and make demonstrations of ap proved methods of oiling roads. The state engineers of the five states eni braced in the association will also b I present. ____ ___i_ he said it was one of the best and also the closest contest that he bad ever attended and Blackfoot may well be proud of her representative and of the place she won, for our high schoo. among the best schools of the state. ANNUAL EXHIBIT OF MILLINERY. Easter Sunday was an -ideal day in Blackfoot and the churches were well filled with the fair femininity adorned in the latest creations of the milliner's art. There were hat shapes that mere man did not think much of when he became wedged between two of them with a>n car on either side being cut with a wide brim, but it made the better halves happy to have them aud who can deny them the pleasure of wearing an inverted coal hodi, or a lid with a contrivance on the front end that looks Hike a cow-catcher on a mogul engine so long as they are happy. Collectively or separately the ladies of Blackfoot made a pretty picture in their spring attire and it was good to see them David Paul Brown says: A be coming diecer.cy of exterior may not I be- necessary for ourselves, but it is agreeable to others.—It is like the . polish of the diamond, taking some thing perhaps from its weight, but adding much to its brilliancy. FAREWELL RECEPTION. Wednesday afternoon the Guild of the Episcopal church tendered a de lightful reception to their retiring rec tor, Rev. Williams, and his wife, at the home of Mrs. Ralph W. Adair. Many were in attendance and an ex tremely enjoyable afternoon was spent Rev. and Mrs. Williams, to Black foot's sincere regret leave early next week for tlieir new home in North Carolina. CONDITION UNCHANGED. The conditio.» of Mrs. Samuel Loyd remains unchanged. Her illness is most deplorable and lier many friends will learn with deep regret that there is no improvement in lier sickness. President Sherman and Secretary Wallin have decided upon the »form of a good! roads button a»nd orders will at once be placed' with an eastern» fac tory for their manufacture. They will be sold at a nominal sum to members of the association. At the first annual convention» of the association at Ogden last Sept ember it was resolved that a vice president from each county in the five states comprising the associa tion's field be appointed. The reso lutions also provide for the appoint ment of the executive council of three members, a legislative commit tee of three and a highway committer of five from each state. Complying with these resolutions President Sher man yesterday completed the list of appointments and Secretary Wallin» is today sending out the credentials. The legislative committee appoint ments are being held under advise ment by President Sherman until the June convention is held, as he de sired to make the strongest possible selections for these Important assign ments. The appointments made by Presi dent Sherman for Idaho are as fol lows: Executive committee— P. G. John ston of Blackfoot, S. E. Burnham of Boise and N. P. Nielson of Pocatello. Highway committee—J. B. Hall of Twin Falls, T. R. Jones of Blackfoot. .1. D. Robertson of Weiser, À. E. Robinson of Wallace, H. C. Haight of Oakley.—Pocatello Tribune. ODD FELLOWS PREPARING FOR BIG EVENT ANNIVERSARY TO BE CELEBRATED IN THIS CITY PROMISES TO BRING LARGE CROWD TO CITY APRIL 26TH.—EVERYONE SHOULD HELP ENTERTAIN. That the Odd Fellows of the local lodge are doing their utmost to en tertain their expected guests in this city on the 26th inst. goes without saying. The occasion is the anniver sary of the lodge and representatives from the lodges at Idaho Falls, Shel ley, Ashton, St. Anthony, Rigby, Poca tello and American Falls will be in attendance. The first meeting~wTll be held at 1 o'clock and the following program will be rendered: Opening by Noble Grand. Prayer by Chaplain. Opening Ode by Assembly. Address by Mayor. Response by J. E. Smith. General Exercises. Song by Misses Simmons, Vio lin' by Frank DeKay. Prayer. HELP BUY PICTURES FOR SCHOOL. A Fine Art Exhibit is to be Present-, ed by Schools.—The Effort is Un .dartaken for the Purpose of Rais ing Funds to Purchase Pictures for Public Schools.—Pupils Who Sells Most to Get Free Picture for Room. No city or towu, should be indiffer ent to the wholesome influence that good pictures has upon its inhabi tants. it is tlie work of the schools to develop the finer natures of chil dren by making their surroundings artistic. At the present time our public schools have a dearth of good pictures. It is now recognized by au thorities that culture and» refinemx.t can be greatly a»i»dcd by the proper display of pictures on the walls of our school rooms. The larger the at tendance at this exhibition the »great er the number of pictures c»a»n be pur chased. This collection has a distinctly ed ucational purpose in view being ar ranged to show the development o art from the pyramids and temples through the fine old classic architec ture and sculpture, Italian puinti..g, Dutch, French, Spanish, English and American. The pictures are most in teresting and are th» finest colle; of their kind ever shown in this town Teachers and children have takei hold in an encouraging ma nier. If the people of the city buy tickets freely there ought to be sufficient iunds to purchase a number of go. pictures. , SALE OF BLEACHED FLOUR TO CEASE. Notices to This Effect Being Sent Out to Millers and Dealers in State.—Local Authorities Will Co operate With Government in Cru sade Against It. There will be no more bleached flour In Idaho if steps which are be ing taken by Pure Food Commission er J. H. Wallis are successful. "1 am preparing notices which will be sent to millers and others con cerned,'' said Mr. Wallis yesterday. "The government is determined that the sale of bleached flour must stop and I have sent out notices telling tKe manufacturers that they have until Oct. 15 to get all bleached flour off of the market. In the event I find bleached flour for sale in this state after that, prosecutions will follow. "Bleaidied flour is handled by a good many of the merchants. The ordinary housewife, looking over vari ous brands of flour will of course ac < ept the fine looking, white bleached flour in place of the other purer vari ety. The bleaching is done by a chemical process which à je: ts ni trates into the flour and th se are detrimental to he digestive organs. "Unbleached flour can be digested in just one half the time that the Recitation by Miss Pearl Quan trell. j Address by Dr. Guyon. Recitation by Mrs. Smith. Closing Ode by Assembly. . Benediction 1 . A street parade of the members will be held in the afternoon» and an invitation dance will be given in the evening in Progress hall. It is under stood that there will be about 200 people in attendance and 1 that Idaho Falls alone will have eighty mem bers representing. The Blackfoot band has been secured for the day and the occasion» will be one grand time. The citizens of the town, and members of all lodge* should put forth an effort to help the local lodge of Odd Fellows to help entertain the visitors royally. bleached' flour can aud the harm is apparent. "The merchants will be warned and the crusade against this bleached flour is not confined to this state but is general throughout the country. The government is determined, to rid tile country of the stuff. "Regarding the arrests I made at Buhl and the cases down there I can ct.ly say that the entire matter will be hinged on the results of the ex periments which are being curried on by the state chemist in analyzing spe cimens of the stuff which 1 confis cated.' WIND STORM PLAYS HAVOC. Twiller Over State Worst in Years.— Roofs Blown Off Box Cars in Glenns Ferry and Houses Toppled Over.—East Side Skating Rink Des troyed and Power Lines Broken. It takes the real old timers to tell of a worse wind than that which swept over Pocatello. aid the sur rounding country last night. Before the storm had spent itself several out houses hadi been blown» down and the skating rink on the east side of the city was almost completely de molished. The tent poles were brok j en off like matches and the tent was whipped almost into shrode.ln» Glenns Ferry the wind was even more severe than locally and among the losers the Short Line perhaps suffered the most. Roofs were torn off box cars and in many Instances these were complete ly demolished. Houses were blown» down and it is said» that there is not an out house standing in the river town. The snow storm which followed, tue wind was general as far went as Gooding, but it is thought that the damage to crops will not be very great Two of the large globes on two of the cluster lights on North Main street were broken during the heavy wind storm, and the large stone wall which was being built by the Idaho Consolidated Power Co. at the dam was completely blown down. As a result of the storm the Idaho Consolidated Power company's line was put out of commission and the power and light was shut off until nearly noon today when the trouble was located. There was nothing the matter out along the line however, but a cut wire near the edge of town grounded one of the transformers. The "ground'' did not show up un til well along in the fora oon, but "trouble shooters'' were sent out of here as well as out of American Falls and inspected the line the entire dis tance without »finding a break. No serious i conveniences was suffered and the loss was nominal.—Tribune.