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THE BLACKFOOT OPTIMIST
OFFICIAL PAPER OF CITY OF BLACKFOOT AND OF BINGHAM COUNTY, IDAHO. VOL. IV NO. 47 BLACKFOOT, BINGHAM COUNTY, IDAHO, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1911 $2.00 PER YEAR 3 T T TABLE LINEN SALE BROWN-HART CO. f T ANNUAL ELECTION OF POULTRY ASSOCIATION. Last Friday evening in the city 1ih.11 the membesof the Southeastern Idaho Poultry association held a meeting preparitory to holding their second annual poultry exhibition. The annual election of officers was held at the time and the following officers elected:—President Joseph Gendron; Vice Presidents. W. Wilson; Treasurer, C. V. Fisher; Secretary S. B. Willis; James Pen dleberry and L. W. VauAiken were also chosen as members of the ex ecutive committee to act with the officers. The last exhibit was the first one held in this city and was a success but from the enthusiasm shown at this meeting the second Mrs. J. F. Henry Dies Sunday. When a mother is taken away by death the whole community mourns and such is the case in the vicinity of the home ôf J. F. Henry, three miles west of Blackfoot. Mrs. Henry has been gradually approaching the invisable line between this world and the one beyond for about ten weeks. She has been a sufferer from tuburcular peritonitis and death came to her releif at 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon. For twenty-four hours before her passing away, life was hardly percepta'ble. Mr. and New Thomas Townsite Sale Proceeds from Lot Sale to Go Into Town Improvements. SALE TO BE HELD WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER Buy A Lot In A Town Where There Is To Be A School. Watch This Pap er For Particulars an nur l exhibit bids fair to be a his tory making one in the poultry world of Bingham county. It was decided to hold the show January 24-5-6-7, 1912. All members of thé association will be admitted to the show free of charge, non-members being charged 10c. The entrance fee for birds will be for members 10c, non-members 15c. The association decided at the recent meeting to make the prizes better worth com peting for than they were last year. In choosin'g officers the members took the best timber obtainable, all men who have time to spare and a desire to build up the poultry bus iness in this county and all of south eastern Idaho. Mrs. Henry came to Idaho from Kansas about four years ago, locat ing on the Lost Kiver near Powell, but failure on the part of the irriga tion company to complete the re clamation project, necessitated their moving to an irrigated district and they have been farming west of town for the past two years. The husband and two sons are left to mourn the loss of a mother and only those who have lost a wife and mother can understand what that loss means to them. The body was shipped to Jennings, Kansas, the old home Tuesday morning. PIONEER LADY PASSES AWAY After witnessing the changes of al most a half century in Idaho, one of the state's pioneer women, Mrs. Emily Warren Hodder died last Saturday morning at 8 o'clock. The deceased had reached the age of sixty-eight years and when death summoned her she was at the old Warren home, between the forks of the Snake and Blackfoot rivers, where she had resided since 1870. Funeral services were held in the Baptist church, Monday, November 6th at 1:80 p m. Rev. W. R. Jewell offliciating. Internment took place in Grove City cemetery. Mrs. Hodder'slife spanned a his tory making period in the Gem State, and in the years before lier arrival in the commonwealth, her life figured in tiie developement of this western empire. She was one of the many girls who braved the dangers incidentto pioneering in the west, and crossed the plains, in 1868. From the time the Mississippi was left hardly a habitation was found j between the father of waters and Salt Lake. In 1868, after lier arrival in Salt Lake she was united yi mar riage to Joseph Warren and the lat ter preceeded her to Idaho by two years. Mr. Warren purchaed from a man by the name of Gibson, what has since been known as the Warren ranch, virtually the first habitation Lecture Course For Blackfoot. The Blackfoot Higli School will conduct a lecture course this winter consisting of five members all of which are high class in every way. The people of Blackfoot have always shown that, they appreciated music and oratory of the better kind and they will now have a chance to be entertained and instructed at a cost that will induce everyone to attend these really fine attractions. Tiie High School has made ar rangements with tiie Britt Bureau to give tiie following entertainments during the winter. On Nov. 20th. Edmond Vance Cook, tiie Western poet and philosopher, who lias brought tears and .laughter to hundreds all over this country, will give one of his characteristic lectures. In December the Skovgaard Concert Company will furnish music of a class never before heard in Black foot. Axel Skovgaard plays a real $13,000.00 Stradivarius violin in a way that few have ever equalled. He is accompanied by Miss Alice McClnng who is pronounced by Theadore Thomas and Mms. Careno, one of our most brilliant piano per formers. This company also lias with them Miss May Warner, so prano, who is one of the best before the American public. Then will follow The Aller Trio, three young artists of whom the Britt Bureau say, "If thisfeoinpany does uot give you entire satisfaction, we will send you an attraction that costs us one hundred and fifty dollars, free df in this part of the country. The lady lived among the Indians, and had received her quota of ex citement from the Indian up-risings. At tiie time of the NezPerce war the family were forced to hunt the pro tection of Ft. Hall, and remained there until the United States troops had quelled the disturbance. When the Bannock tribe broke out a few years later, tiie Warren ranch house and corrals were converted into a fort, and the safety of the women and children were guarded with rifles in the hands of tiie men and boys. At one time during a skir mish with the Indians Mrs. Hodder, Mrs. F. S. Stevens, Mrs. Kirkpat rick, Mrs. Bailey anil Mrs. Garrett were confined several days in the mpovished fort. Joseph Warren 'died October 17, 1888, and in 1902 the deceased was united in marriage to Fred Hodder, Alio survives her. By the first marriage three children were born. They are Joseph Warren George Warren and Mrs. James Miller,the latter died about two years ago. In the death of Mrs. Hodder this vicinity loses a women of sterling worth, one who for her kindly acts, amiable disposition and a women who, in tiie performance of wifely duty of a pioneer, has paved the way for the enjoyment of tiie generations which follow. charge. We have tried these people in the West and know that they will make good any place." This company lias Herr Nelson a Danish cellist, Miss Charlotte Bergh a so prano of fine voice and Miss Jessie Elliot a reader of rare ability. In February we will have Harold Mor ton Kramer in a lecture of more than ordinary importance. He is one of the foremost novelists of the day and a speaker of great foree and eloquence. Then some time in March will come the closing number of tiie course. This will lie Tiie Academy of Idaho Male Quartette. It was the fortune of all the teachers at the in stitute in Pocatello, to hear this organization and they were so line that nearly"every school in this part of the state are asking them for a concert date. Tiie Blackfoot High School got in early and have them hilled for our closing number. Prof. Blair wiio directs this organization is an accomplished violinist and does fine vocal solos. This makes a five number course that will commend itself to all class es of people. It is hoped by putting the price low, in fact very low, that a great number of tiie citizens will at tend. Tiie tickets are on sale at the Central School building at One and-one-half dollars for adults and one dollar for school children. These tickets are transferable to members of the ft m ly and are good for all five of the entertainments. The funds that may be raised by any profit on this course will go toward buying new books for the school OPEN FOR BUSINESS When In Need of Anything In The DRUG LINE WE HAVE IT. Fine Line of Toilet Articles, SU.lionery, Candy, Cigars, Ice Cream apd Soda Water. Rockwood Pharmacy, Successor to Scott & Co. :: :: Phone No. 4 :: :: MONEY TO LOAN! f We now have plenty of Money to Loan on Irrigated Farms. <!. Parkinson Realty & Inv. Co. | library. This is not only a rare chance to hear fluo entertainments but an op portunity to boost a good cause. Don't wait to be solicited, telephone to the school and your tickets will be delivered to you at any time. A Resident Forty-four Years. M. D. Yeaman, of Swan Valley' was tiie guest, of his son, Andy Yea mau over Sunday coming here from Idaho Falls, where lie transacted business last week. Mr. Yeaman moved to Idaho in 1867, when Wy oming was apart of the Territory of Idaho, and has been a resident of the state ever since. He first located in Marsh valley, before that country was an Indian reservation, and lie has seen the boundries of the state cut down to its present size, lias iteen it admitted to the union in 1890 and has witnessed tiie state's rapid development since that time. The frontier has been the gentleman's home through iiis entire life, and lie relates many interesting tales of the earley days of the west. Few peo ple reinember that at one time Idaho comprised tiie territoy of Idaho as it is today, Montana and part of Wyoming. Have Opened Offices. R. J. Dygert and <'. R. Clute, graduates of the University of Mich igan's law department, have opened law offices over the Model grocery. Recognizing tiie fact that Blackfoot is a coining city of southeastern Idaho and wishing to get in on the ground floor, these young mon have come among us, and will watch the town grow to a city, and Tiie Opti mist extends the hand of welcome to them, and suggests to its readers that they give a part of their legal patronage to the new comers. Held Under $500 Bond. D. R. Jones, former cashier of the Blackfoot State hank, was given a preliminary hearing before Probate Judge Anderson this week on a charge of embozzelnientand falsify ing the records of the banking in stitution and was placed under $600 bond to appear before the district court. W. W. Chandler made final proof on his desert entry near Springfield this week and laid George E. McLean and Henry Berg with him as wit nesses'