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THE BLACKFOOT OPTIMIST
OFFICIAL PAPER OF CITY OF BLACKFOOT AND OF BINGHAM COUNTY, IDAHO. VOL. IV NO. 45 BLACKFOOT, BINGHAM COUNTY, IDAHO, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1911 $2.00 PER YEAR New Coats! We have just received, by express, a new lot of Ladies Cloth Coats with large collars—the newest styles. The demand for this model has been enormous this season. This Week Only We are Selling All Of Our » DRESS SKIRTS For $1.0« Each. GET ONE. BROWN-HART CO., Blackfoot, LTD., Idaho FORMER PRESIDENT OF SANT A FE ROAD IS DEAD Henry Strong, Pioneer Railroad Builder, Succumbs to Neuritis at Denver DENVER, Oct. 21—Henry Strong, pioneer western railroad builder and for many years president of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Ee rail road, died here tonight after an ill ness of more than a year. Neuritis is given as the cause of death. Mr. Strong was born in Scotland May 24, 1829. In the late sixties Mr. Strong gained international fame by taking active charge of the con struction of the Santa Fe railroad More Reward* for Whitney. Kemmerer, Wyoming' Camera:— Gov. Carey has offered a reward of »500 each for the capture, dead or a live, of the bandits, Hugh and Chas. Whitney. The outlaws are still at large and no information has been received as to their whereabouts, not even a rumor coming in now con cerning them. This reward added to the reward also offered by the Oregon Short Line brings the amount up to $2,500, while other rewards will undoubt edly be offered by the Bankers' as sociation and the Indemnity com panv which insures banks against burglary. Three weeks have now elapsed since they visited the Coke ville bank, but Sheriff Work has not given up hope that they will be caught, and we are informed that men are still in tiie field watching for a clue. Race War Threatens. COWETA, Okla., Oct. 22—Follow ing the killing of one white man man and the wounding of two others a negro was lynched here tonight. A race war seems imminent and state troops have been ordered here from Muskogee, twenty-five miles away. Shopmen Paid Off. OGDEN, °ct. 22—Today the Southern Pacific company paid off 250 shopmen who walked out three weeks ago. The strikers went to the company's freight house, received the checks, and immediately left for their homes. There was no attempt to create arty disturbance. Mrs. Wymer, of Pingree, who was dangerously ill in the hospital of this city, last spring, is again afflict ed with the trouble at the Wymer ranch and is in a dangerous condi tion. between Topeka, Kan., and (be cap ital of what now is New Mexico, through a country overrun witli In dians and outlaws. The construction of the line was carried on under military guard. Elected president of the Santa Fe afterward he remained at the head of that road until 1874, when he re signed to give his entire attention to personal business affairs in Lake Geneva, Wis., Santa Barbara, Cal., and Denver. Quantrell-Leatham Wedding. The Quantrell home on South Un iversity avenue was the scene of a very pretty wedding last Friday, the twentieth, when Miss (Aline Loure was given away in marriage to Robert L. Leatham by her father The home was beautifully deco rated with autumn leaves and na golia; the artistic decorations hav ing been designed by the bride's brother. When the clock struck nine, the party proceeded into the parlor under an arch of nogolia, where the impressive ring ceremony of the Episcopal church was per formed by Arch-deacon Stoe of Po catello. The bride wore an imported gown of marquesette over taffettaand car ried a large boquet of bridal roses. Miss Lydia Quantrell acted as bridesmaid, and wore a dainty white serge gown. The bride groom wore conventional black ; as also the best man, Clarence Quantrell. After the ceremony a delicious wedding breakfast was served to only the family and Miss Maybel Thompson, the bride's nearest friend. Numerous presents were received consisting of silverware, cut glass, china, table linen, etc. The groom is a popular, prosper ous young man of Rexburg, having resided there for a number of years. Mrs. Leatham is one of Blackfoot's fairest daughters, this having been her home since a baby. The newly weds were escorted to the afternoon train in Mr. Quan trell's big Auburn car. After re ceiving a shower of rice, they left for their new home in Rexburg. The Optimist joins with a host of friends in extending congralutations and wishing a long prosperous life. Alex Burnett, of Mackay, passed through the city Saturday, enroute home from Salt Lake.] HENRY DANILSON • LOSES LEFT ARM Last Tuesday morning Lowell Campbell and Henry Danilson were hunting ducks along the Snake river, in a boat. They were floating about three miles below Gold Point. Henry Danilson went to take his gun from the bottom of the boat, and it is supposed that the hammers of the gun coming in contact with the seat in the boat, discharged the load, all of which lodged in young Danilson's left arm. Immediately after the accident the Campbell boy and two Indians rowed the boat back to Gold Point and word was sent to Blackfoot regarding the ac cident, but in some way there was a misunderstanding about the acci dent, and it was not until about 3 o'clock in the afternoon that Dr. W. E. Patrie found the exact circum stances and then made a record run to Gold Point in a car driven by Chauffer Zavitscb, and found Dan ilson in a desperate condition from loss of blood. The boy was imme Mrs. C. W. Berryman, Jr., Entertains. One of the pleasant social events of the season was on Tuesday after noon when Mrs. C. W. Berryman, Jr. entertained quite a number of her friends wi® H Kensington. At the close of the afternoon whicli had been spent in work and pleasant chat, an elegant salad course was served. All went away fully per suaded.that Mrs. Berryman was a charming hostess, and that they would he delighted when she would ain entertain. The young folks of tlie Methodist church are going io have a Hallow e'en party at Mr. Van Akin's,the evening of the 31st. They will meet at the church and go on hay-racks. Lunch will he taken and everyone is invited to join in the sport. Mrs. McGowan will entertain the young folks of the M. I. A. of the second ward Tuesday evening. Games will be played in harmony with Hallowe'en, and the rooms will be decorated with gypsy booths. to of Tiie Domestic Science Club of Springfield will meet with Mrs, H. K. Wiley on Wednesday, Nov.l, at one o'clock. Subject Thanksgiving Dinners. All are cordially invited Mary D. Snyder, Secritary. Blackfoot, 35; Rigby, 0. The Blackfoot high school foot ball team won their first game of the season, by tiie overwhelming score of 35 to 0. Blackfoot won the I toss, and Bigby kicking the ball. After about five minutes of play, Blackfoot by a serious of nine bucks pushed the ball over for tiie first touch down. There were no parti cular stars, but the team played good ball for so early in the season. Miller and Parkinson were the best ground gainers for Blackfoot, and Pennington played an exceptionally fine game on defense. In the last quarter of the game Blackfoot tried lier subs, who did fairly well. Blackfoot's line is as follows: L. E. , Pennington; L. T., W. Rich; L. G. , Oscar Capps; C., Kenneth Park inson; R. G., Edgar Ragan; R. T., Amos Taylor; R. E., James Adam son; quarter, Jake Quillen; R. H.. Ear] Miller; full. Bill Parkinson; L. H. , Clifford Robertson; substitutes. F. DeHay, B. Buttcane, B. Taylor. Mrs. D. R. Jones Honored. Mrs. H. W. Keifer delightfully entertained the Episcopal Guild Wednesday afternoon. The rooms were beautifully decorated with chrysanthemums. There were about thirty ladies present and the after noon spent with needlework. Miss Minnie Keifer sang several beautiful selections, after whicli Mrs. Keifer served delicious refreshments, as sisted by Mrs. Varley, Miss Minnie Keifer and Miss Varley. Tiie Guild was unanimous in expressing their regret in loosing Mrs. Jones from their midst, and all feel that when ever she may go, our loss will be their gain. The guest of honor was presented with a beautiful gold pin by the hostess. diately loaded into the auto and brought to the hospital. Drs. Mitch ell, Patrie, Davis and Poole held a consultation, &nd decided that am putation of the arm was necessary to save the victim's life. The arm was amputated at the shoulder. For some time it was not known wheth er the sufferer could withstand the shock of the operation, but he lias, and as this paper goes to press ; s in good condition with every indica tion that lie will entirely recover. Henry Danilson is the oldest son of ex-Sheriff John T. Danilson, is sev enteen years of age, and one of the most gentlemanly, likable boys in tlie town. He is a thorough sports man, an all-round athlete and it is because of his flue physical condi tion that lie is enabled at this time to withstand the severe shock to which lie lias been subjected. The Danilson family have the sympathy of the entire community, and every assistance possible is being tendered them. Insuîficent Evidence Is Cause. The preliminary hearing of H.C. Dipple, on a charge of selling intox icating liquors, was heard in the probate court yesterday, and Judge J. H. Anderson dismissed the case on grounds of insufficient evidence. Tiie testimonies went to show that there was found in tiie Club cigar store owned by Dipple, a pint milk bottle half full of whiskey, but it could not lie proven that Dipple knew that the bottle of booze was behind the bar. So long, searcli and seisure law. The parents of Bingham county, who felt secure in tiie fact that the local option law would protect their sons from the evils of intoxication will have to look elsewhere for protection now, as the barriers are broken down, and boot legging can be carried on without molestation. If a man cannot be found guilty because lie is not caught holding a bottle of booze up to a man's lips, lie will fÆl protected in peddling it as openly as lie chooses. The sheriff and tiis depu ties have done their duty and are to he commended for it. I j an( j f r A Good Yield of Apples. As an evidence of tiie wonderful apple yield in this district, L. W. Van Aiken living on the west side of tiie river, gives tiie following in formation relative to his orchard. He picked tiie apples from seven acres of trees and gathered 2,800 bushels, aside from the windfalls. From two trees lie picked eleven boxes of Northwest Greenings. Mr. Van Aiken purchased the piece of om which the apples were picked about three years ago and lias gathered a banner crop eacli year. Boosting Blackfoot And All Idaho. We are in receipt ot "Abroad" a booklet-published by the Short Line as a part of the community plan m advertising Idaho entered into by the railroad and the various com munities, and in this most intresting publication.is an article descriptive of Blackfoot and its territory. In our next issue we will publish in full this very interesting little article and would he pleased to have every subscriber of the pa per send their copy of the issue to some friend "back home". surrounding j j eye attended to. 1 — be Had An Eye Injured. The sigiit in one of the eyes of F. ! W. Scharff, was entirely distroyed Saterday, by a piece of board from a lumber planed hitting it, Mr. 1 Scharff is manager of the Llaho Lumber company. He was removed to Salt Lake to have the injured ] Some Class T o Simmons. Henry Simmons made us a pres ent of some fine elk stake today and even though it is press dav, we are going to take an hour off at noon and enjoy the big feed. Thanks, old seout. Miss Claire Billings, of Elkhart, Ind., was tiie guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Chapman and family, this week, enroute home from Calgarv, Canada. A marriage license was issued to t'harles Webb and Agnes Hawley, both of Fremont county, this week. j i 1 ! X Government Auction Sale X Between the hours of I o'clock and 5 o'clock p.m. of October 30th, 1911, there will be offered for sale at public auction at our corrals in Ross Fork, Idaho, about 50 head of government horses. These horses have been used in the construction of the Ft. Hall Irrigation system, which is now nearing comple tion. Inspection can be made in the camps at any time by anyone so desiring. Terms of sale cash. For Further Information Address John J. Granville, Superintendent of Irrigation, ROSS FORK, - IDAHO ♦♦♦ v MEN WORSE THAN WORMY APPLES O. F. W. C. Speaker Has Frightening Knowledge of Present Day Conditions. Cleveland, Oct. 19.—If the nation is to lie saved from being dashed upon the rocks of moral corruption and generally knocked into oblivion, women must rally round and save it, accord to Mrs. Olaf N. Guildin, chairman of tiie department of eco nomics of the Federation of Wo men's clubs. In an address here before tiie Ohio Federation Mrs. Guildin declared Making Extensive Improvements. T. P. Faekrell. of Thomas, iR building a large five room addition to his rock residence. It is made of the native lava rock, which when worked over by competent hands, is the finest building material in tiie country. In addition to this Mr. Faekrell lias the excavating done for a rock barn 32x5«, whicli when completeted will be modern in every respect, having cement water troughs, cement floors in tiie cow department, with water, piped into tiie entire stable. Tobias Furniss doing the mason work which in sures a perfect piece of workman ship. Pioneer Passes Away. Prof. Hosea Locke, for a number of years superintendent of schools at the Ross Fork and Ft. Hall In j dian schools, died recently at his home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He tendered Iiis resignation at the Ross Fork school about eighteen months ago. Miss Grace Thomas Sends Greetings. ! 1 ] We are in receipt of a letter from Miss Grace Thomas, who with her mother, brothers and sister, is California. They are having a de lightful time. Miss Grace is anxious to see tiie Optimist baby, and wish es father all kinds of success in rais ing tiie young lady. Were Delightfully Entertained. to Mrs. Eva B. Smith returned Sat urday from Twin Falls, and was ae j companied by Mrs. Nichols of Amer i ican Falls, who spent Sunday as the 1 former's guest. They were in tendance at the grand lodge of the ! Odd Fellows and Rebeckas, and were delightfully entertained at the beu tiful home of Dr. and Mrs. Mc.t te, formerly of this city. Judge J. M jtephens, Oeo. H. Holbrook and Marcus Meister of this city, were also in attendance at the lodge meeting. * that "Modern Civilization is rotton; home life corrupt; tlie ideals of the nation at a low ebb, while men are worse than wormy apples." Continuing on tiie subject of men Mrs. Guildin said: "They are dis torted physically and mentally and are tiie worms that are eating into modern civilization and destroying it." iR of tiie Mr. cow into is in In his He Ross from her in de rais Scarcity of Cars Causes Inconvenience. Tii is year when there is a banner crop in Southeastern Idaho there is a great scarcity of cars, in which to ship tiie product of this community. 'I'bis is a bad state of affairs as the farmers come into town with their loads of potatoes, wheat, etc., and are compelled to either store them or haul them back home. Others are not hauling to town, but are keeping them at home. In the very near future the roads will break up, it will be impossible to haul a load, and tiie crop will he wasted. Wheth er this condition is the fault of the railroad or not, remains to be seen. Every available cellar and place of storage is being pressed into service, and all business men are helping tiie farmer to care for the crops that are not marketable, Basket Ball Girls Entertain. Last Friday evening after the foot ball game between Blackfoot and Rigby, the basket ball girls of this city entertained tiie Rigby and Blackfoot football teams at the res dence of W. F. Brown. The lower floor of the Brown home was con verted into a dancing hall, and re freshments for sixty were served up stairs. Among tiie guest were Misses Myrtle Fverette, Orba Ells worth, Olis Moyler and Emma Tay lor, of Rigby, who came down to root for their team, and then were a pretty hunch of rooters at that. Sat ae the at the and the Mrs. city, lodge Conger-Muntz Wedding. Tiie wedding of Mr. James Conger and Mrs. Ada Muntz botli well known residents of Blackfoot was solemized at tiie home of the bride last Sunday evening at nine o'clock. Just a few intimate friends being present. Mr. Eli Light of Dubois and Mrs. Eva B. Smith of Blackfoot were best man and lady. Rev. Edwards of the Methidist church officating. Everett Green left "Saturday for McCammon where he visited bis father.