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POPULATION OF BLACKFOOT. 4000 ' Grove City Cemetery—Owned by the city, W. Priestly, Sexton. Commercial Club—L. R. Thomas, president; C. S. Beebe, secretary. LODGES With the total membership, time of meeting anidi the names of presiding officers and secretaries: The Royal Highlanders.—Meet ev ery second und fourth Wednesday of each month. P. C. Barker, I. P. ; Ethel Thompson, secretary. I. O. O. F.—Every Thursday even ing. E. M. Hubbell, N. G.; G. PI. Holbrook, secretary Rebekah—Second and fourth Wed nesdays of each month. Ethel Thom eon, Mrs. B. W. Holbrook. G. A. R., Geo. H. Thomas Post.— Meets first Frida<y in each month at the Armcry. E. E. Thompson, com mander, W. A. Crawford adjutant. Grove City Lodge No. 33, A. F. add A. M.—Meeting (regular) second P'riday in each month. Percy Jones, W. M.; W. D. Gagon, Sec'y. Esther Chapter No-. 14 Order of the Eastern Star, 80.—First ar.d third Wednesday. Mrs. Katie Chap man, W. M.; Percy Jones, Sec'y. Knights of Pythias—First a>nd third Tuesdays of each month. Frank Farmer, Guy Hippie. M. W. A. 150—First and third Mondays. Geo. Ezell and S. B. Willis W. O. W. 86—Second and fourth Tuesdays. V. Van Gramer, C. C.; G. W. Glianville, clerk. Royal Neighbors, 85—Mrs. T. H. Christy, Mrs. Lena Gaumer. Wv.'nen of Woodcraft—Second and fourth ivUndays. Guardiati* Neighbor—Ethel Thomp son. Past Guardian Neighbor—Mrs. M. E. Larocque. Adviser—Mrs. Jessie Richardson. Magician—Mri. V. Van Bramer. Current Event—President, Mrs. Mat tie Wilson; Vice-President Mrs. Susie H. Biethan add Mrs. Mina> B. Rock wood; Secretary, Mrs. Nan B. Curtis; Treasurer, Mrs. Inez W. Simmons. V. I. S.—President, Mrs. J. W. Chapman; Vicee-President, Mrs. R. N. West and Mrs. Jessie Woodin; Treasurer, Mrs. Geo. F. Gagon. Meet ings are held the first Tuesdays In each mnoth in the City Hall on Tay- | lor St., Everybody invited' to at tend. CHURCHES Methodist Church—Mornii.ig service, 11:00; Sunday School, 10:00; Junior League 4:00; Epworth League, 7:00; Evening Service, 8:00; Ladies Aid, Wednesday afternoon. C. A. Edward pastor. Baptist Church. Corner University Ave. und Bridge street. Morning worship 11:00 a. m. Evening serv ice 7:30 p. m. Sunday school 10:00 a. in. Prayer meeting Thursday eve ning 7:30. Ladies' Aid Wednesday afternoon 2:30. Choir practice Fri day evening. 8:00. Visitors always welcome. Parsonage 'phone 228. W. R. JEWELL, Pastor. L. D. S. Church, First Ward.— This church will hold meetings every Sunday during the following hours: Sunday school from 10:00 to 11:45 a. m.; afternoon services frbm 2:00 to 3:00; evening service will commence at 8:00 p. m. A general invitation is extended to all. No charges con nected with our services. Bishop, F. C. Parkinson; R. H. Clayton, Frank Hesse, Bishopric of Ward. Catholic Church—Services are held at the Catholic church by Fathe Fuchs of Idaho Falls on the first second and third Sundays of each month, services at 12:15 and 10:45. St. Paul's Episcopal Church—Sun day morning service at 11 o'clock; evening service at 7:30 o'clock. These services will be conducted on the second and four th Sundays of each month. Rev. J. E. Williams, Rector. New Short Line Time Card est Bound»— No. 1, 8:05 a. m. No. 3, 9:34 p. m. No. 113, 3:15 p. m. No. 15, 1:08 a. m. ist Bound— No. 4. 10:21 a. m. No. 2, 12:25 a. m. No. 114, 12:12 p. m. No. 16, 12:44 a. m. ackay Branch— Depart 8:25 a. m. Arrive 6:25 p. m. Freight leaves 9:00 a. m. trl-weeklj lipments must be billed the prev us day. No passengers carried. SHIPPERS NOTICE Freight going north must he bïlled e day before, freight going south reived until 9:00 a. m. for ship e-nt the same day. EXPRESS OFFICE. Express office hours 8:00 to 5:30; eight office hours 7:00 to 5:00. Shi ents north must be delivered th ly before. POSTOFFICE HOURS Week days from 8:00 a. m. until :00 p. m.; money orders from 9:00 ntil 5:30; Sunday mails are handled 3 usual; delivery' windows open fret ) to 11 a. m. 03IIIIIIIIIIIIC 3IIIIIIIIIIIICC I H AWKEYEI (Optical Co.I 1 IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO I r% ___ rv W* I ■ III»— —i z Dr. 0. M. Drake Dr. A. E. Von Harter ~ 3 Modern and Complete. By E = using the latest and best in- = = stniineiits with scientific and E 3 practical training we give you E = the best of service and comfort. E H Your correction obtained with- E 2 out asking a question. We D S take every ease for one year E S and give a written guarantee. E Sjiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiuiiimiiiiiito FARMERS APPEAL TO THE PRESIDENT Master of National Grange Shows That Canadian Reciprocity Will Re duce Value of Farm Lands and Cause Financial Panic, Through Genera! Calling in of Loans on Farms. Concord, N. H., February 28th, 1911 To Tile President. Sir:— I regret that o:ii the occasion of the recent visit of some forty represen tatives' of the Grange to Washington, for the purpose of protesting to the Senate Committee on Finance against the enactment of the pendiiiiig Cana dian Reciprocity Bill, it was not found convenient to arrange for an interview with you, at which the ob jections of the farmers of the country to this measure could have b en sub mitted to you personally. 1 wish now to present for your consideration a brief statement of the essential facts on which the agricultural in terests base their opposition to the proposed reciprocity arrai ; gement. The declaration of principles of the Républicain party, as laid down in the national platform adopted in 1908, promised the maintenance of a pro tective system based on the differ ence between costs of production in this country and in foreign countries. This pledge constituted a contract between" the Republican party aud the people, and because of this con tract, a majority of the farmers joir.r ed in electing ,a Republican Adminis tration. It. was clearly established by facts submitted to the Senate Committee on Finance that the cost of producing the staple farm products which are to be admitted free of duty under the pending bill, is materially bight r in this country than in Canada. Cana dian farm lands are mucin cheaper than, ours; wages of Canadian farm labor are lower; the cost of living is lower in Canada, owing to that coun try's lower tariff taxes oil manufac tured articles; and the farmers of this country are compelled to pay out annually immense amounts for fertili zers,which,owing to their great areas of virgin soil, are not required by the Canadian farmers. For all these rea sons, the verage cost of production on the farms of the United States is unquestionably higher thaw on Cana dian farms. It is therefore, self-evi dent that adherence to the platform of the Republican party requires the imposition of duties on Canadian farm products equal] to the difference between the cost of producing them, and of producing similar articles in this country. Having thus shown by applying tii principle laid down in the Republican platform the right of the great agr cultural industry to protection again si the competition of Canadian farm products, no further argument should be necessary to show the injustice of abolishing the duty on these prod ucts, while making no reduction in duties on manufactured, articles that will lower their cost to the farmers. I wish, however, to ask your atten tion. to some results of this legisla tion, which will not only greatly in jure the farming industry, but the commercial, manufacturing, financial, and transportation interests as well. It cannot be successfully denied that the effect of this hill will be Yb reduce the prices paid to a large pro portion of our farmers for thoir prod ucts. This being the case, it follows that there will be an, immediate fall in the value of our farm lands in all sections affected by Canadian com petition. It is estimated that the loans on farm lands in this country amount to $ 3 , 000 , 000 , 000 , and a large part of these loans have been made on the supposition that farming was to continue to be as profitable in the future as in recent years. The enact ment of the reciprocity bill would at once result in a 'general calling in of hundreds of thousands of loans;farms would be sold at a sacrifice; the sta bility of many banking institutions would be endangered, and a panic would ensue. Eminent bankers have recently declared that the conditions relating to loans on farm lands are .he chief danger to continued finan cial stability, as I can see no escape from the conclusion that the direct .aid immediate effect of this bill be rciming a law will be to precipitate a financial convulsion that will be worse than the panic of 1907. Throughout tile New England state* and otlier eastern and 'northern states many thousands of farmers have in vested their small savings in west ern farm and fruit lands. Reciprocity will endanger all these investments and will prevent the development of tlie great tracts of arable lands witlii our borders. The price of wheat has already fal len from ten to twelve cents per bushel sic.ce the Reciprocity" Bill was introduced in Congress, and the wholesale prices of many other farm products affected by that measure have also fallen. If the bill is en acted, prices will fall still lower, with, the result that the 35,000,000 people living on farms will have just so much less money with which to buy manufactured articles. Will a decrease in the purchase g power of the farmer bor.efit the factory worker in our towns and cities? On the con trary, will it not injure them by de priving them of a part of their most valuable market for their products? Will not this mean less goods hand led by our railways, and sold) by our merchants? Any legislation that, di minishes the capacity of the farmer to buy manufactures, hurts all other business interests. In view of the magi i-tude of the is sues involved in the pending Reci procity arrangement, and its far reaclii.g effect upon the income of 6,000,000 farmers and the value of their property, 1 would respectfully urge that the matter is one calling for full discussion and careful delib eratin' ,and that it should hot become law until it lias been passed upon by the sober judgment of all the peo ple of uhe country. Yours respectfully, N. J. BACHELDER, Master National Grange. Lost—Grey horse, branded C7 on right stifle. Return to this office and receive reward. A6-tf Subscribe for the Optimist. MOST SURPRISING ïïféiW / 4 f Harold (who had finally summed up courage to propose)—I've got some thing to say to you, that—aw—may suprise you, I think— Miss Hartless—You do? That cer tainly does surprise me! 6,000 ACRES STATE LANDS NEAR BURLEY, IDAHO. To be sold at public auction at Burley, Idaho, April 21st. This land is under the Minidoka government project. Land selling for twenty five dollars an acre will require one tenth payment on date of purchase, bal ance in eighteen' annual installments. I/and selling for over twenty five dol lars per acre will require two tenths payment on date of purchase and bal ance in sixteen annual installments. Reduced rates will be made via the Oregon Short Line, tickets on sale from Utah points April 19th amd 20th and from Idaho points April 20th and 21st. See agents for rates and fur ther particulars. D. .W Standrod And Company Bankers Capital $100,000 C. W. Berryman, President G. A. Robethan, Vice Pres C. V. Fisher, Cashier W. F. Berryman, Asst Cash DIRECTORS: D. L. EVANS, D. W. STANDROD J. N. IRELAND, G. A. ROBETHAN C, V7. BERRYMAN ELACKFOOT, IDAHO I PROFESSIONALCARDS f i DR. FRANK A. SLOAN Osteopathic Physician Office: Boyle Building (with W. A. Bcakley.) Phone 163. Reside! ce 356 E Idaho St. Phone 125 BLACKFOOT, .... IDAHO F. W. KIEFER Locating and Consulting Engineer Slate License, No. 209. BLACKFOOT IDAHO DR. W. E. PATRIE PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON Office over the State Bank MAIN STREET, BLACKFOOT Office 'Phone, 106. Residence, 75 Res: East Main and Bridge, facing track DR. II. A. HALSEY, Physician and Surgeon Telephone 230 Millick Block, Blackfoot, Idaho. DR. F. W. MITCHELL Behley Block Phone 18 BLACKFOOT IDAHO DR. J. B. COOPER, Phyiscian and Surgeon No. 312, Near Red Barn BLACKFOOT, IDAPIO. HANSBROUGH & G-GON ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW Practice in State and Federal Court» Mill lek Block BLACKFOOT - - - IDAHO LORENZO It. THOMAS Land Attorney Practice before the U. S. Land Of fice and Departinnet of Interior. Register U. S. Land Office from 1897 to 1907. All land office busi ness given careful attention. Look fqr the sign near the Land Office, "13LÂCKFOOT, .....IDAHO E. M. KENNEDY Auctioneer General Sales Agent BLACKFOOT,.....IDAHO PELKEY BROTHERS CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS. Figure with us on anything you in end to build. P. O. Box 310. BLACKFOOT, IDA. W. A. BEAKLEY, Attorney At Law. Practices In All Courts. BLACKFOOT, IDAHO. LEO HENISH Harness, Saddles and repairing neatly done by Bridge St. BLACKFOOT, - - - - . IDAHO BBRIDGE STREET BARBER SHOP Hot and Cold Baths, Good Barber Work, Tom Reel and Max Smith barbers. BLACKFOOT,.....IDAHO KARL S. FACKRELL Attorney At Law. Office over State Bank, BDACKFOOT, - - - IDAHO. CHIROPRACTOR DRUGLESS METHOD. Local examinations ere unnecessary as they are distaseful. I am pleas ed to explain my method to tall inter ested. I use no drugs, mo knife. If you are sick and have tried every thing else, and did not receive help, try Chiropractic and get well. DR. H. W. Gaumer, Exchange Building Office 223. Res. 218 Blk. GOLDEN SEAL POLISH Cleans everything. Try it, and use no other. Free scmple at Biethani's. M23-4t. Eggs for Sale. Indian Runner Ducks, Pekin Ducks, Toulouse Geese, Golden Wyandotte, , Buff Orpington Chickens. Bingham County Nursery Company. M30-tf •Î m » h X**M*** m î**M m W**MK m X m M**X**M**W m X m I* •! M I**I**I**!**!**ê~!**î**I~I*' I* 'I*****I*%~I**I~I**I**J*«5* «**♦'**> Z 9 Are You 9 • a Farmer • Look at Our Line of Farm Implements Oliver Chilled Plows (both gang and walking) Potato Planters, Binders and every known 1 ool used on a Farm. THE Shelley Mercantile COMPANY Barker, Wallen & Co. F. C. BARKER, Manager We are now located in our new shop at 273 N. Main St. where we will be pleased to have you call and inspect our stock of Paints,Oils,Varnish,Brushes and painters supplies. We do all kinds of decorating and have a force of com petent workmen. House cleaning time is near, so if you have anything in our line place your order with us at once so that we will be able to do the work promptly. Your orders will receive our careful attention. Call at office or Phone 72 and your order will be taken care of. Simmons & Allen ■City Transf er 1 PHONES Simmons' 153 Red Allei's 78 Black Office - - 236 ELK COAL SOLD AND DELIVERED Orders for Sunday Must be in by 9 O'clock A. M. ANDERSON & HE LI G General Blacksmiths and Horseshoers BLACKFOOT, IDAHO. North Mam Street. » Best of Work at Reasonable Prices THE HIGHEST MARKET PRICE PAID IN CASH For Beef, Veal, Chickens, Hides and Pelts The People's Exchange OBORN Store at Snake River Bridge Phone 71 I Money to Loan on Improved Farms IDAHO IRRIGATED LANDS CO.