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□ A D FOOT OPTI 1ST OFFICIAL PAPER OF BINGHAM COUNTY, IDAHO. VOL. VIII. NO. 16 BLACKFOOT. BINGHAM COUNTY, IDAHO, THURSDAY, APRIL, 1 1915 $2.00 PER YEAR CITIZENS HOLD MASS MEETING Last Monday night the Modern Woodman band donated their services to assist a number of citizens, princi pally Democrats, to call a non-partisan mass meeting for the purpose of nomi nating a ticket for the city election which takes place on the 27th of April. About sixty citizens, seven of whom were ladies, answered the call and as sembled in tho district court room, where the convention was opeued with '"Tipperary" and other popular musical selections by the bund. Most all the leading Democrats and Progressives of the city were actively present, with the exception of Juck D'Arcy, Jim Martin and Dr. Patrie, who were as conspicuous by their ab sence as were prominent Republicans by their non-attendance. W. A. Beakley opened the meeting and after stating that the prime object of the call was a non-partisan conven tion to select the very best men possible to conduct the city government for the ensuing year, regardless of party, reli gion or gender. Ho very highly praised the present city administration for their sincerity, ability, and integrity, but said that they were not as perfect as the Democratic non-partisan conven tion were looking for, and would at tempt to select. He then called for a temporary chair man when Jos. Carruth, the Democratic HÜver-tongned orator of Blackfoot, placed W. A. Lee in nomination amid great applause, and that dignified and popular Bull Moose of state renown, was tho unanimous choice of the con vention for its presiding officer. After a brief and caustic reprimand of past city administrations of both parties, and the retarded growth of our city and the tax-burdened condition of its dear people whose property he alleged had boon subjected to confiscatory taxation, hi demanded a secretary to perfect the temporary organization. 8. L. Reece placed in nomination H. W. Vanderwood, but when that gen tleman was found to have absconded from the convention, L. M. Capps, the defeated Democratic candidate for state treasurer at the late election nominated T. J. Johnson, who cheer fully assumed the role of secretary. The following committees were then appointed: Resolutions — C. V. Ëvans, W. A. Beakley and N. F. Boyle. Permanent organization and order of business— L. M. Capps, S. L. Reece and Ci. H. Brawley. After a five minute recess the com mittee on ordêr of business recom mended that temporary organization bç made permanent and that the conven tion proceed to the election of city of ficers. The resolution committee produced the following resolutions which were handed to the secretary to read, but which were returned to Mr. Beakley one of their compilers, to proclaim. The ticket to be placed in the field by this convention shall be known as the "'Citizens Ticket." Its purpose shall be to give Blackfoot a it 'A Tf/£ 1C MA'JIVS IT hisdutt TO BANK r-r-r NONEY FOAMS WIFE AND CHILDREN A l m o. m I'f 7 V Have YOU got money in our bank to protect your LITTLE ONES and your WIFE from want ? Make OUR bank YOUR bank. We pay four per cent, interest on time deposits. THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK w WHITE TRANSFER Baggage and Heavy Hauling COAL Storage Office — 16 West Pacific Street OFFICE PHONE 48 RESIDENCE PHONE 271 the best city government of which its citizenship is capable. We rejoice that Blackfoot has made a steady growth and many' improve ments in past administrations. We commend the city officials of the present and past administrations for thoir earnest efforts for the public good. We. regret that they have made mistakes, and that many of them have been in connection with improvements that should have been made with more care and with a view to greater permanence. We believe that each administration should do better than their predecessors and that it is right for the people to demand closer attention to public matters as the town develops. We hold that it is the duty of the in dividual citizen to render closer co-op eration with the plans of the officers than has been done, and that it is the duty of the officers to be alert and lead in these matters. We deplore tho lack of organization and efficiency of the Blackfoot fire de partment and believe that the town will have an efficient fire department when it has a mayor and city council who fill the mensure for municipal leadership. We favor municipal ownership of the water supply and the electric lighting plant when adequate systems can be purchased or installed. We do not ap prove of macadamizing the streets until water mains are laid for a better water system, and when any macadamizing is done wo want it to cover a large part of the town—not simply a few blocks. We favor the extension of the sewer system to serve thickly settled parts of the town as it becomes possible to do so. We favor the annual ''Clean-up Day" and teaching the public to exercise care throughout the year to keep all property clean and sanitary as a public and pri vate duty. So long as the individual does not keep his own premises sanitary and sightly, he will not deserve the ad vantages of macadamized streets, street lamps, sewer and water systems, and we favor considering individual and collec tive cleanliness and freedom from weed pests when considering applications for additional street lamps and for street or other improvements to be made under direction of the proper officers. We favor maintaining the streets in good condition, doing such repair as seems necessary therefor, but doing very little grading for the next year or two. We are opposed to the city buy ing dirt where exaeavations are made ami we hereby pledge the nominees of our ticket to discontinue such practice if elected. We favor closer super vision of the police force and more rigid require ments of all officers in the performance of the several duties enjoined upon them by our ordinances. We want our city officials to en courage all manner of clean sports and amusements in our city, from footraces and fairs, to fourth-of-July celebrations but we do not approve of licensing fakirs and carnival companies to take possession of our streets and the means of fire protection, thereby increasing fire risks, increasing the occasion and opportunity for crime and thus injuring the business of the local people for paltry sums paid to the city for licenses. We hold that streets and (Continued ( .i| last page) MACKAY MURDER MYS TERY AT LAST SOLVED Sheriff W. K. Huntington of Custer county and L. 8. May, chief of the Revelare International Secret Service of Salt Lake, arrived in Blackfoot at 7 o'clock Tuesday morning in custody with the principal and witnesses of the Ed. J. White murder, which was com mitted September 22nd, 1913, in Mackay. The party consisted of Margaret Con way, alias Ray Moore, alias Virginia Allen, who will be arraigned on the charge of first degree murder at Challis where she was taken Tuesday by Sheriff Huntington. The witnesses who are similarly charged are Mamie Regan, Maggie Jensen and Fred Sutherland. Chief May remained in Blackfoot dur ing the day completing some evidence on the case and when interviewed stated that the evidence that his service had obtained was the most complete of any ease that he has handled in recent years and although the murder was committed nearly two years ago, and it took some time to get into the facts of the case, considering the secrecy that had to be maintained. He is absolutely positive that the Conway woman poi soned White and that she will be found guilty; completing his investigation here Mr. May left for Salt Lake City, his headquarters, last evening. Following is the story as told to us by L. S. May, president of the secret service which has been conducting in vestigations for the past two months. He says that according to a statement made by one of the witnesses, the Con way woman drugged White and when he became unconscious, had him carried from the house. The witness states that the woman said, ' ' For God 's sake get him out of here before he dies." Ac cording to the statement made, he was carried outside and deposited by a nearby lumber yard, where he was found the next morning. One of the. men states that when they carried him out, his face had turned to a deep pur ple and that a strange gurgling sound came from his throat. This, witness suggested calling a doctor, but was told that the fresh air would soon bring the victim to his senses. The officers at that point were not fully satisfied as to the circumstances surrounding his death, but until this time no trace of foul play had been discovered. Several SAD NEWS FROM HOME. Last Monday Mr. Aleck Younie re ceived a letter from home bearing the sad news of the death of his sister, in Quebec, Canada. She retired to bed apparently in good health and spirits, and in the morning was found lifeless. Deceased was the only unmarried of four sisters, and was «7 years of age. Heart failure was the cause of death. About three weeks ago Mr. Younie was notified of the death of a brother in-law, who was also a victim of the same disease, and died in the same manner and place as his sister did. ile also was about 87 years of age. The loss of liis two relatives in so short a time has been a hard blow on Mr. Younie, who seems to feel his bereave ment very keenlv. A FORTUNATE RUNAWAY Last Sunday evening as Mrs. J. II. Perdue was returning home from Sun day school with her two children» a motorcycle frightened her team into a runaway. Mrs. Perdue Was thrown violently to the ground and the two children remained with the rig, which was taken oil a homeward course by the horses who passed the Perdue place and were brought to n standstill on the A. W. Thompson place When passing their home the two children jumped from the rig without injury, und the team was only slightly damaged. -Mrs. Perdue's injuries are not serious. ALUMINUM WARE AT RIGHT PRICES 4 qt. Berling Kettle........ ....$1.00 6 " " " ......... ... .$1.25 C« « (( ... .$1.50 10" " " ...... ... .$1.75 1 0 qt. Preserving Kettle..... .. ,.$1.00 12 " " ....$1.25 No. 3 Double Rice Boiler. . . ... .$1.25 Jelly Cake Pans, each....... .....20 All other utensils in proportion Neil F. Boyle & Co. stories lead the officers to believe that something was wrong, with the result that about two months ago the case was put in the hands of the Revelare Inter national Secret Service of Salt Lake City. Mr. May, chief of the service, personally took up tne ease, with the result that the alleged witnesses are now in custody. Two of tho principal witnesses, Maggie Jensen and Fred Sutherland were arrested at Ogden. It seems that the couple have reformed and taken up a small ranch near Ogden, to which they will be allowed to re turn after the trial. At the time of the inquest these witnesses stated that the deceased had walked from the house and was not drugged at the time. Mr. May states that they made this statement, being threatened with death by the Conway woman if they told their knowledge of the crime. He states that when the two witnesses were- con fronted with the facts that have been secured, that they readily told the story of how the Conway woman had commit ted the crime. The stomach of the de ceased was secured and an examination made disclosed the presence of poison. Mr. May states that in a confession made by one of the witnesses that the Conway woman had boasted of the fact that stie destroyed the poison and hid the bottles where the officers would not find them. The first witness arrested in connection with the case was Carl Welker, who was arrested by Mr. May in Salmon, on the 22nd. From Salmon lie was taken to Challis where he is in jail. Ben Toy, a Chinese cook, who was employed nt the ''Big House" at the time of the alleged murder, has also been arrested in Pocatello, and is said to have given some startling evidence on the case. Mr. May states that another witness, Regan by name, made a statement to him Sunday evening which alone will convict the Conway woman. This death has remained a mystery for the past two years, and much credit is due to Solon B. Clark, prosecuting attorney, and to Sheriff Vuntington who assisted Mr. May in aking tin- arrests. ANOTHER POWER SITE. Councilman Younie. this week became the proud possessor of the plat, of a power site for the City of Blackfoot, a proposition that lie has long and earnestly sought. He was given this plat bv X. X. Holm, the civil engineer of Shellev, and the proposed dam site is located on the Snake river about miles above the engineer's home town Mr. Holm states that the fall at this point on the river will easily develop 70110 horse power, 1500 of which will be sufficient for Blackfoot for all pur poses, and that the towi^of Shelley will take 150, and Basalt 50. He also states that the power from this site can be brought to Blackfoot for $150,000. Mr. Younie seems to think very favorably of Mr. Holm's proposition and wiil bring it before the est y council at its .next meeting. I PROTECT YOUR HOME Do not delay, it may be your turn next. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. SEE GRACE M. STEVENS For Fire Insurance Office with Parkinson Realty Co. Plione 81 Blackfoot, Idaho. DEATH OF C. W. BERRYMAN JR. Last Sunday morning this community was shocked to hear of the sudden and unexpected death of Charles W. Berry man Jr., one of its most, progressive and prosperous merchants. Although his health has been failing for a year or more, his illness was not considered serious, and for a week before the final sunimons he was apparently more ro bust and cheerful than he has been for some time. Saturday afternoon in his place of business he was unusually jolly, and was in the same frame of mind when he closed his place of business and re paired to bis home. About 10:110, in the best of spirits, he and his wife re tired anil both were soon asleep. About 11:30 Mrs. Berryman was awakened by hearing her husband in the bath room groping around to find tho button to turn on the electric light.. She arose and after turning on the light for him returned to bed. He was soon back in bed and sleeping again. About -4:25 she was again aroused by his breathing very heavy, and making a choking or gasping noise. She turned on the light and found her husband lying on liis back evidently unconscious and speech less. She immediately summoned Dr. Patrie, but. when he arrived Mr. Berry man was dead. Deceased was of a generous and ge ■ial disposition and his many friends regret his untimely death, and sincerely condole with his wife and relatives in their loss of a devoted husband, son and brother. He was the eldest son of Mr. and M rs. C. W. Berryman Sr., and besides his parents, two brothers and throe sisters mourn his death. To his venerable parents who have raised three sons and three daughters to man hood and womanhood without ever be fore receiving a visit from the grim reaper, the loss of thoir first Lorn is unusually hard on them, and this com munity that has known them so long and favorably, sincerely sympathize with them. Deceased was born in Corinne, Utah, 39 years ago, and came to Blackfoot with his parents when about It years of age, and has ever since made this city his home. About five years ago, after following the vocation of a commercial j THE WONDER OF THE AGE The Sensation of the Musical World EDISQN'S NEW TALKING MACHINES At the launching of which he says "1 should like all music* lovers to hear the instru- ment in which perfecting 1 have spent the last three years. -TO BE SEEN AT HAYES' GIFT SHOP A full line of Easter remembrances ARE YOU IN DEBT? The-Debt Habit is one of the greatest dangers of our time—yes, of any time. Is it growing upon you ! Once you paid your hills every week-—then every month—and now ! There is only one way to get out of this habit. Take a small portion of your income and de posit it regularly—just as you get it— in an Account at the D. W. Standrod Bank. By this method you will build a sinking fund. It is the only way! —Debt ami Death arc two words sin gularly connected not only in sound, but in fa«'t; for tho former frequently hantons the latter. D. W. STANDR0D & CO. Bankers Hours: 9 a. m. to 4 p. m. Wo pay 4 per cent, interest, compounded quarterly in our Savings Department or (Certificates of Deposit.) , , traveler, he bought a grocery business and became a permanent resident. Five or six years ago he married Miss Hazel Burnett, of Governor, N. Y., and although no children blessed their union they seemed to be quite happy and contented with each other. Mr. Berryman Jr., was an enthusiastic member of the Elks, under whose aus pices the funeral services were held at his late home and was largely at tended by his many friends in Black foot, both fraternally and socially. The funeral services were conducted by tho Idaho Falls Elk lodge, as the, lodge in Pocatello could not officiate on ac count of the burial of one of their own members. Deceased's own lodge in Og den was represented by one member, while Idaho Falls lodge sent twenty five, and Pocatello six. The Episcopal minister preached a very impressive ceremony at the house, while C. S. Car ruthers, an officer of the Idaho Falls Elk lodge, delivered the beautiful Thanatopsis written by W. J. Bryan. The floral offerings were both un usually generous and beautiful. He was also a member of the local automobile club whose members at tended in a body, and brought beauti ful floral offerings. There were thirty-seven automobiles in the funeral procession, five of which wore furnished gratis out of respect and esteem for the deceased by the Bills Garage Go. Another evidence of respect and esteem for the dead mer chant and his bereaved ones, was shown by the business men who closed their places of business during the services and burial of their departed commercial associate. BINGHAM COUNTY MAN INVENTS AN AIRSHIP Mr. \V. T. Wilk'.us, who recently moved from Shelley to Rockford, visited us last Tuesday and showed us u patent he just received for an im proved airship, that he nas invented. Mr. Wilkins ship resembles other ships of the air, but it is much safer, as it cannot be capsized, as the weight is all at the bottom. Te says that its Con struction cost about $3500, and that he lias been offered $20,000 for the patent. The Central Meat market is being re modeled this week, with a fresh coat of paint and wall paper, which adds greatly to the neatness and freshness of tho market.