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Blackfoot Opti OFFICIAL PAPER OF BINGHAM COUNTY, IDAHO. VOL. VIII. NO. 8 BLACKFOOT. BINGHAM COUNTY, IDAHO, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1915 $2.00 PER YEAR Doctor Hyde's Biennial Report We have just received the biennial report of the board of directors of the Idaho State Insane Asylum at Black foot, and it is a credit to the present superintendent and board of directors. Résides a beautiful picture of Hon. A B. Moss, deceased, the veteran presi dent of the board of directors of this institution, it contains fifteen illustra tons of he interior and exterior of the building and its environments, such as the spacious barn and fat herds, and beautiful lawns and walks as well as a photo of the bounteous products of the institution, with its orchestra and tennis courts, the number of patients from each county, their condition, na tivity, religion, occupation, cause of disease and death, when received and discharged, and their art and agricul tural products are all given in concise tabular form. The Idaho Falls Reg ister is entitled to credit for the pamphlets' neat typographical appear ance. KINGS DAUGHTERS DANCE. The Kings Daughters will give a dance at Progress hall on Monday evening, February 15, when free lunch will be served. The Mcllveen orches tra will furnish the music, and the proceeds will be devoted to charitable purposes. Everybody cordially invited Tickets $1.00 VARIETY SHOW COMING AGAiN. The second Variety Show of the sea son will be given at the Isis Febru ary 19th and 20th. It is said to far excel the former one In beauty Among the features are "the Vision of Cleopatra," a pantomine dance giv en in Egyptian costumes and stage settings. Cleopatra, enchantress of the Nile, becomes enraged at the at tention given Charmicn, her dancer, by Marc Antony of Rome, and to avenge herself orders the dancer giv en to the crocodiles of the Nile. The scene represnts the temple of Cleo patra, and its scenic beauty has nev er been excelled here. I THE B IS THE Boom THE ^2 "PRWEK §g§ MAN HASOi ■ /, ^ ; '\5 CrA We urge those who have not yet started a bank account with ns to START one. Those who are already our custo mers know the value of always keeping their bank balance growing. Money put into our bank right here at home stays in our own community, and this helps develop it and helps everybody to prosper. Why send money away when we can increase the value of OUR OWN property by building up our own town. Mak. OUR bank YOUR bank. We pay four per cent interest on time deposits. THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK I. H. WHITE & SON Transfer Baggage and PA i I We Solicit Heavy Hauling UV/rtL Your Business Office — 16 West Pacific Street OFFICE PHONE 48 RESIDENCE PHONE 271 ENTERTAIN THE AID SOCIETY. Yesterday afternoon Mrs. Joseph Warren entertained the Ladies' Aid society of the Lutheran church at her home on Fisher avenue- Rev. Strom quist and. about a dezen ladies of his flock were present. Refreshments were served and the afternoon was very pleasantly spent with song and prayer. LEAGUE BASKETBALL GAME. Friday evening of this week the local high school meets its ancient rival, Rigby, in a game that will vir tually decide the championship of this part of Idaho. Rigby comes down: with one victory to her credit and hopes to cinch the pennant by taking the local boys into camp in this crucial game, but our lads have improved greatly since the last .meeting and the added advantgc of meeting- the enemy on the home court, which is larger than the Rigby field, are the reasons given by Blackfcct followers for ex pecting a victory in this contest. Blackfoot defeated McCammon last Friday night by the score of 59 to 25 and showed what sort of a scoring machine Crutchfield has developed out of raw material There will be reserved seats for all who wish them, but the tickets must be bought before the game. WAIT FOR THE BIG SALE. About the last of February T. H. Hopkins and E. M. Kennedy expect to have one of the largest auction sales ever held in this county. It will consist of about 200 head of horses and about fifty head of high bred shorthorn cattle- The horses are the entire band of the late E. R. Hawley of the Lüst River country. This band of horses lias long been known as the best band of draft horses in the west. If you need horses wait fer this sale. These horses are now at Mr. Ken nedy's Wapello farm WEDDING DANCE. Invitations have been issued for the wedding dance of Miss Olivia Peck an Mr. Samuel Mcllveen, which takes place at the Progress hall Tuesday evening, February 23rd. CITY DADS HOLD VERY BUSY SESSION The city council held a regular ses sion last Tuesday night with the following members present: 1 Mayor West, chairman; Ccuncilmen Peck, Stephens, Bond, Davis, Van Bramer. Councilman LaCcuer was indisposed, and Couftcilmen Younie and O'Neil were out of town. The minutes of the previous; meet ing were read and appproved. Mayor West reported that he had made application to Congressman A. G. Smith for a memcrial tablet of the destroyed battleship Maine for the High School, and that it will arrive in Blackfoot in the near future Councilman Davis, chairman of the committee appointed to secure for this city her own lighting system, report ed progress and was given more time. He is negotiating with the superinten dent of tile Southern Idaho; Water Power company's system that is new supplying the city with power and light Councilman Peck warned the coun cil of excepting sewer extensions with out first being examined by the city surveyor as to their proper grades. Ho says some extensions have been approved without examinations and their grade is not legal, but fortun ately they are so located that the: of ficial grade of the whole system has not been injured. He also informed the council that the present cemetery pump was not adequate for the pres ent needs, and the council took steps to have the old pump replaced by bet-' better one. Councilman Bond complained cf the submerged condition of the southern lit of Taylor street, that was caus ing some damage and no little incon venience to the business men of that neighborhood, particularly himself and Mr. E- M. Hubbell. The council notified the proper parties to remedy the nuisance. The Pearson grocery was given per Odd Fellows and Rebekahs Installation On Thursday night, Jan. 28th, the Odd Fellows and the Rebekah lodges met together and installed the fol lowing officers: In the absence of the D. D. G. M-, George Holbrook, E. M. Hubbel, P. D. D. G- M, tock his place as installing officer, and installed the following for the present term; C. S. Pelky, retiring N. G., was in stalled as P. G. cf Golden Rule No 24 I. O. O. F.; F C. Barker, N G; R. B. Roy, V. G. ; F- W. Pelkey, sec cretary; C. V. Fisher, treasurer; B. S- Fisher, chaplin; Garfield Bond, R. S. N. G.; A. L- Fisher, L. S, N, G,; James Black, R. S. V. G. ; Peter T Petersen, L. S. N. G. ; Roy Clarke, O. G-; Lawrence White, I. G. ; Harvey Dalhman, warden; Joe LaCouer, con ductor; Thomas Thompson, R. S. S.; John Juhl, L-'S. S. Rebekahs. Mrs. F. W- Pelkey, D. D. president of the Robekah lodge, installed the following officers: Mrs. E. M. Hubbel, retiring N- G., LIFE FOR LIFE. Last Monday at the local hospital Mrs. Thora H. Dale sacrificed her life to give birth to her first born, a brigb little baby girl- To save the life of mother and babe a caesarian oper ation was necessary which proved fa tal to the former and deprived tho lat ter of a mother's care and love. The infant is being cared for by Mrs. Ben Davis. -W- C. Dale, deceased husband, who is an employee of the railroad, located in Blackfoot last November, when he rented the home on the cor ner of Fisher avenue and Judicial streets belonging to Dolph Johnson Last Wednesday he accompanied the body of his wife to her former home in Iowa, where the burial will take place. Deceased was 29 years and 7 months old. ATTENTION, SCHOOL CHILDREN. Rogers Peadut Butter demonstrated at our store Thursday and Friday. Some 2 1-2 pound tins at 50 cents From 3 to 5 on Friday we want all the little boys and girls to call and get a Peanut Butter Sandwich, also some Peaanut Butter candy. Free at the Blackfoot Mercantile store. mission to remove its gasoline pump from Main street to Taylor, near Bridge, where it is preparing! to oc cupy tlio Blenkel block. The following collections were 're ported for the month of January: Po lice judge, $217; chief of police, $104. 25; cemetery sexton, $95.40 The following bills were read and a lowed: Powers Pharmacy' .......... 6.75 Kinney & company .......... 2.25 Janies Yeung .............. 26.25 James Young ..............35.00 Idaho Lumber Co........... 36-40 Clark Fuel and Ice Co....... „ . 14.90 Southern Idaho Power Co. ..233.00 Optimist Publishing Co....... 15.00 Mt- States Tel. and Tel Co... 7.40 N. F. Boylo ................ 28.90 P- E. Smith .................. 51.00 Arthur Smith................ 2.00 Wm. Drew .................. 60.30 J- W. Ezell ................. 25.00 John Rollins ................ 2.75 Roy Kent .................. 1.00 R. L. Sewell ................ 88.30 A- H. Simmons .............. 37.40 W. F. Ward and Sons ...... 9.50 Blackfoot Water Works ...... 49.00 Syms York .................. 53.25 Grove City Plumbing Co.......32.30 Standrod Bank .............. 24.50 W. R- Jones ...................31.2 Wm. Twitchell .............. 2.25 R. E- Hansen ................ 2.25 P. J. McKenna .............. 4.25 A. Morris .................. 2-25 Gilo Campbell .............. 2.25 J. H. Thompson ............ 2.25 L. S- Campbell .............. 2.25 Robert Ivie .................. 2.25 Roy Clarke .................. 2.25 Milo M. Andrus .............. 2.25 M- E. Tuck*.................. 1.75 Byrd Trego .............. .75 Douglas Smith ...............75 W. T- Brown ................ 60.00 as P. G. for the present term; Mrs. R. B- Vandervcit, N. G. ; Mrs. P. S, Fisher, V. G-; Mrs. F. M. Taylor, sec retary; Mrs. R. T- Mussotter, R. S. N. G.; Mrs. S Fletcher, L. S. N. G; Miss Dora Bend, R. S. V- G; Mrs. Florence Farmer. L. S- V. G.; Mrs. Ella Solen berger, chaplin; Mrs. Anna Mays, warden; Mrs. Emma Potter, conduc tor; Mrs. Eliza Bond, I. G. After the closing ceremony they were all called to the dining room where supper was served after which they all gathered in the lodge room and W- D. Vincent took the chair as toast master, and the members were called on for a short talk or toast, as they liked best. Some were toasts, but the writer was of the opinion that they were more roasts than there were toasts. Mr. Vincent, kept the au dience in an uproar from start to fin ish. Everybody reported a very pleas ant evening- There were 110 present. C. S. P. Miss Hazel Chapman returned frem Logan Saturday, where she has been visiting friends and relatives for the past two weeks. BAND DANCE The Modern Wood men Band will give a dance on Wednesday, February 10, 191 5, at Progress Hall, when the public is cordially invited to come and have a good time. Music by the Mc llveen orchestra. Danc ing from 9 to 1 o'clock Tickets $ 1.00 CHANGE OF REGISTER J. T. Carruth's approved bond is expected back from Washington, D. C., sometime this week when he will assume the duties of register of the United States land office, when H. W. Kiefer, who is advertising his home in Blackfoot for sale, will re move to Idaho Falls, and become a permanent and valuable citizen of Bonneville county, where he has ex tensive farm and mercantile interests to look alter CANNERY*^ DOUBT. A. E. Byers, who was one of the leading local promoters of a canning factory for Blackfoot, informs us that the project has about been abandon ed for lack of sufficient interest in the project by the merchants and cit izens of this city- He says that about $6,000 worth of stock was sold, and that it locked possible for several thousand more to be disposed of in Blackfoot, where $16,000 should be subscribed before going into the coun try for support for the canning.Thcse among the most active and liberal subscribers to the establishment of a cannery in Blackfoot were A, E. By ers, E. M. Kennedy and L. R- Aldrich who were each willing to invest cne thousand dollars in the new enterprise We understand from E. M. Kennedy that W. F. Drefer, who was here last week, representing the Hasting Indus trial company of Chicago, who are contractors and builders of canneries, is due to return to Blackfoot this week and again agitate the cannery proposition. I ! j ! LIFE INSURANCE Absolute Security ! Liberal Policy Contract Lowest Possible Cost Endowment Polices at Life Rates Buy your life insurance of a HOME MAN who knows the business; it saves MISUNDERSTANDINGS as to your policy. C. S. BEEBE District Manager, Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company W. C. ALLEN, Agent Blackfoot, Idaho (T How to Acquire Wealth "Now the man who saves his money as theseasons come and go Is the man you will notice will some day have the dough; While others may be careless and throw their cash away, He's adding to his bank account a little every day." The only sure way to acquire wealth is to be honest, work hard and save a little of your earnings every day. Open a sav ings account with us and pay all your bills by check. Each check will be a receipt and you will know just how much you are spending. If you are not a patron of this bank consider this an invitation to become one. We know our relations will be mu tually profitable. The possession of a bank account should be a matter of interest to every member of the family. You insure your property against fire. Why not insure your loved ones against poverty? It's wise to open an account today. D. W. STANDROD & CO. Bankers ^ ■ J New Asylum Board Appointed L. E. Dillingham, editor and pro prietor of the Mackay Miner, S. L Reece, cashier of the First National I bank of Blackfoot. and George Fisher ! of Bancroft, an ex-state senator, were j last Monday appointed by Governor ! Alexander to act as trustees of the Blackfoot asylum. Messrs- Dilling ham and Reece are well and favor ably known in this community, where their appointments met with unani mous approval, as they are men of un questioned business ability and integ rity. The new board takes charge of the asylum March 6th. It is under stood that Dr. Pointer of Montpelier is slated to succeed Dr. Hyde, whose superintendency of that institution haa been a credit to himself and the state The presnt directors are C- E. Din woody, president; Geo. W. Irwin and L. T. Wright Dr. D'Orr Poynter of Montpelier is the leading Democrat of his section and at present is state central com mitteeman for the party from Bear Lake county. He recently made a trip to Boise to seo the governor and it is understood that, at that time, he was tendered tho place and signified his willingness to accept it. Mr- and Mrs. Ray Elliott returned from Nebraska Monday, where they have made their home for two years. Mrs. Elliott was formerly Misai Mary Larsen of this city.