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X The KFOOT OPTI OFFICIAL PAPER OF BLACKFOÖT CITŸ AND BINGHAM CO., IDA. A □ VOL. IX. NO. 14 BLACKFOOT. BINGHAM COUNTY, IDAHO, THURSDAY. MARCH 2, 1916 $2.00 PER YEAR K. OF P. MINSTRELSY The K. of P. minstrel show which is to be staged in the Orpheum theatre, Monday evening, March 6th, promises to be something out of the ordinary. They are sparing nothing to make this the most spectacular as well as the cleverest show of the season and the people of Blackfoot feel that their time has been well spent in patronizing this '•'■'■home production. The end men, or funmakers, consist of'Dr. Williams, Chapman, Snodgrass and Turner. Solo artists: Allen, Page, Unkifer, and Kraeneeke. The chorus consists of ."10 people, men and girls, and the hard, faithful work which they have put in on the chorus bids fair to be something out of the ordinary. There will be specialties and vaude ville stunts and last, but not least, a plantation scene in which the entire company will take part; lots of danc ing and good old southern fun and they say the negro wedding is a iitting. climax. Owing to so many counter attractions it has been decided to show but one night, Monday, March 6 and from the interest which is now manifested there will be a big rush at Dustin's drug store Saturday morning for the advance seat sale, so those wishing good seats should make early reservations by phone. Watch the windows in the business section for further particulars and above all things boost for the K. of P. First Annual Minstrel Show.—adv. FOREST RANGERS IN BLACKFOOT MEETING Saturday 's meeting of the forest rangers lasted from 2 p. m. until near ly 7 and was considered one of the most valuable and instructive of the series by the men guarding the nation's forests. The general subject was lands. Right of-way occupancy permits, land laws, and law practice, kinds of land belong ing to the forests, kinds that should be eliminated, laws under which claims can be initiated, agricultural claims, mining claims, land classification, tres pass procedure, making forests subject to homestead entry, were the principal subjects and were dealt with by Rang ers Mealzer, Allen, Henderson, Ma honey, Huffman, dabby and Buchanan. The discussions following were interest ing to all those participating and visit ors. G. G. Henderson acted as chairman and C. I. Huddle as secretary. MORELAND'S SOCIAL AID The Ladies Social Aid of the More land M. E. Church met at the home of Mrs. W. A. Hendrickson of Riverside last Thursday afternoon. A pleasant time was had by all present.- A delici ous luncheon was served by the hostess in the evening. Next meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. P. C. Chris tiansen of Riverside, March 30th. All ladies who are interested are cordially invited to attend. 8. L. Reese and Wm. Varley this week bought new 6-cyclindcr Overlands from the Bills garage. SEEDS! Alfalfa, Clover, Timothy, Blue Grass, Orchard Grass, Brome Grass, White Clover, Alsyke Clover, and Garden Seeds of all kinds in bulk. All the seeds are guaranteed to be fresh 1915 production. Any kind of seed not in stock can be procured on a few days notice. N. F. Boyle Hardware Co. MISSIONARY'S FAREWELL A farewell party was given iu the L. D. S. First Ward Church Monday evening in honor of Fred Heese, who left Wednesday, March 1st to labor in the Scandinavian mission fields. A very humorous and delightful pro gram was rendered, consisting of three selections by Baarer's orchestra; Wel come address, R. H. Claton; Singing, First Ward Choir; A comic reading, Miss Marie Buchanan; Vocal solo, Mrs. Emma Beck; Humorous talk, Stanley W. Gaddie; Piano duet, Mrs. Ada Park inson and daughter; Reading of paper, Arthur F. Webb; Piano solo, Clara Scofield; Missionary experiences, Ivan L. Tanner and .1. T. Carruth; Farewell address, Fred Heesc. Delicious refreshments were served, and a very pleasant time and hearty laughter was enjoyed by all present. PARENT-TEACHER MEET The Parents-Teachers Association meets Friday, March 3, at 4 p. m., in I the Auditorium of the High School. | Music under the direction of Mrs. t Caster. j "How to Prevent Contagious Dis- i eases in Our Public Schools," by Dr. I Hoover. Discussion, by everyone. I Everyone interested are invited to these meetings, whether parents or not. Those having subjects that they would like discussed will please write them and put in the question box. WELSH SINGERS ENTERTAINED After the Gwent Welsh Male Singers gave a very enjoyable entertainment at the High School last Friday night, they were invited to the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Thomas, where they were entertained, and gave several musical responses wliieh were highly appreciat ed liv their host and hostess, and parti cularly by Mr. Thomas' father, who .s a very loyal Welshman. Death of Otis J. Swope. Otis J. Swope, sou of C. A. Swop.», the Pingree merchant, died on the 27th of February, after a lingering illness. He was a native of Phillips County, Kansas, where he was born a little over twenty-nine years ago. Funeral ser vices were held at the Brown-Eldredg? undertaking parlors at 2:30 last Tues tlay afternoon, and interment took place in the local cemetery. Another Burglary The meat market of the Blackfoot Packing company was again visited by thieves last night. Upon finding the cash register open and empty they con tented themselves with a few rolls of butter and a ham or two and left no trace of their identity. They enteretl through the back door, as usual. Furniture Sale I will sell all my household goods nt less than half price any time between now and May 1st. Have about $550.00 worth ami must be disposed of by Mav 1st. Terms cash and will he pleased to let anyone who is interested examine same at any time. G. S. PRIEST, Sterling, Idaho. 7^. m % I css* o zs^aaSsESEm MARS—I'M SICK AND TIRED OP THIS BLOODY BUSINESS. LEGISLATE FOR HONESTY Now that the State of Idaho has legislated the saloonmen out of busi ness, some of whom were responsible,, honorable citizens, and when we speak of saloonmen we do not mean dive keepers, most of whom that were legis lated out of business by local option are now keeping poolrooms or bootleg ging, two vocations that are more de moralizing to the. rising generations than the regulated saloon ever was, is it not possible to enact some law that will make men more honest with tlieij creditors and neighbors Otiose credit" and confidence are so generously be stowed upon them. How it would lighten the burdens of life if men were honest with one another, if their word was their bond, and their confidences held inviolate. Then there would be want or financial embarrassments as there would always be a helping hund extended in the times of need. It is but once in awhile you meet a man whom you can trust, or a friend to whom you can lend a dollar or two and get it back without losing his friendship and receiving his ill will for your assistance and trust. This deplor able condition of society reminds us ->t the old San Francisco beer saloon poem that is more truthful than poetical: "I had a friend and I did trust him; I lost my friend and I lost his custom; To lose my friend it grieved me so, That I resolved to trust no more. To trust is to bust, To bust is Hell; No trust no bust, No bust no Hell." There are times when honest men, through idleness, sickness, and other un avoidable circumstances, cannot pay their honest debts, and should not be blamed or even criticized for their mis fortune; and there are other men who do not believe in frittering away their money paying debts which do not seem to worry them the least bit. Some of them are too indolent or improvident to meet their obligations, while others squander their earnings on the luxuric of life, while their creditors get barely the necessities. The latter two classes of debtors are social outlaws iu tie j estimation of honest men and should be punished even more severel v than the petit larceny theif who would rather steal than work, or the klepta maniac, who is subject to c- ramp*» whenever his hands come with another's property. in •ontacl Market Report. Hay ........................................ . 1.05 Wheat .................................... . 1.30 Oats ........................................ . 1.40 Eggs ....................................... .25 PARKINSON Unlimited Amts, of Money To loan on good farm securities. Interest 8 per cent. No waiting is necessary if title is right. Land inspected by F. G. Parkinson. Office No. 11 Pacific Street Blackfoot, Idaho. _________________.___ _________ DAVIS DENIES BUYING A PAPER ___ j American Falls Man Says He Has Not Purchased Aberdeen Times As Reported. Denying that he has purchased the Aberdeen Times as charged in an ar ticle published in the Blackfoot Opt : - Uiist and reproduced in this paper, I). Davis of American Fulls asks that publicity be given his denial. His let ter follows: American Fulls, Idaho, ^ February 25, 1916. Editor, Twin Falls 'Times, Twin Falls, Idaho. Dear Sir: 1 note that in one of the issues of your paper lust week you j copied an article from the Ölackfoot Optimist, stating that I and others had purchased the Aberdeen Times. I have never had any negotiations for this or any other paper, iu whole or in part, and 1 am not now nor will I be in future in the market for tlisi or any other paper, in whole or in part. Mr. Toner, published of the Aber deen Times, informs me by phone, that he never made any such state ment, and that he will immediately contradict the same. I shall appreciate it very much if you will publish the denial of Mr. Toner when it reaches you. Very truly yours, 1). W. DAVIS. FIRTH HAS WELCOME DRY SPELL We are informed by several law abiding citizens of Firth that . their town has been as dry as a bone for the past two weeks, a condition that lias never before been known. And while these Firthites are not teetotalers they hope the lid will be kept down us tight j as it is for the benefit of the town in ! general, as the reckless drinking and ; gambling of the past lias only brought i to the towi^ a lawless ami immoral j element that has to a great extent con j taminated the rising generation, and in j some eases deprived it of thp honest j earnings of their sires who have been i tempted to chase fickle fortune on the ! green cloth in vain. THAT OLD HEADACHE Could be stopped, permanently, if the eyes were properly attended, be cause the eyes—not poor vision— CAUSE 80 per cent of all headaches and weaken the nervous system—then poor health sets in. If you are par ticular and want results, see Dr. Scar borough, the specialist, at the Cottage Hotel, Tuesday, March 7th. —adv. COMMISSIONS VISIT BRIDGE Last Thursday the Bannock county solons, in company with Chairman Bond of the Bingham county solons, made us a welcome visit. In company with County Commissioner Fugate they had spent the day inspecting the construc tion of the Tilden bridge, which they did not think was as progressive as it should be. The contractor blamed the delayed construction to his inability to get experienced bridge mechanics, not withstanding he has for several weeks hail an advertisement in this paper for the desired help. one of arrived Pleasant Party Blackfoot ' at tin _ . „ , " 1 Last Saturday Mr. Joseph Warren, 1 ; > itspiitid i iti/.i ns, half itiitui.x mile post in lus journey through life, and iu the evening a number of neighbors and friends gathered at his home on I h risher avenue anil tendered him a I pleasant surprise party and numerous presents. An elaborate supper served by the generous hostess «.is pleasant evening was spent with games and social converse. BODY POUND workman The body of Mr. Karps, a on the Tilden bridge who was accident- I drowned January 4, 1916, whs | ' as * 0,1 ** 10 s ' um ' of l ""' Island in the Snake river, about four miles southeast of the bridge. His bro Hier, John, took charge of the remains and will attend to its interment. A. D. Early and wife of Rockford, 111., are expected to arrive in Blackfoot next Saturday on a visit. Mr. Early is a brother of our esteemed townsman. Mr. John Early, and his sister, Mrs. P. W. Powers. f ISIS FRIDAY, MARCH 3rd Operetta Entitled Princess Kiku * Given By The Pocatello Camp-fire Girls General Admission - - 50 Cents Reserve Your Seats at Dustin's j ! ; i j j j j i ! (f INVESTED SAVINGS Wliut to do with tlie idle money is often u preplexing question. There is one safe and simple way to place anil maintain such funds. The officers of this institution call attention to the advantage of deposit ing inactive money in Time Deposits oil which interest is paid and compounded. It guarantees a safe and sure return of 4 per cent compounded quarterly for idle money, provides absolute protec tion and has the advantages of no shrinkage in value. Open an account today. D. W. Standrod & Co. Bankers Hours: 9 a. m. to 4 p. m. We pay 4 per cent, interest, compounded quarterly in our Savings Department or (Certificates of Deposit.) BLACKFOOT IDAHO J HELD TO ANSWER W. L. West, the »»scaped prisoner from the county jnil who shot Ferdin and Kackrell in the leg almost a year ago. had a preliminary hearing in the probate court last Saturday on a charge of an assault to commit murder and was held to appear for trial in the dist rict court under a $2000 bond. Ho failed to give the bond and was com mitted to the custody of his former keeper. THIS POWER COMPANY MUST NOW MAKE GOOD Edwin Snow, one of the prominent ung attorneys of Boise, was in Po cutello yesterday looking after legal ,, , . , . matters in which he was interested. Pml;,y he will go to Idaho Falls »where a public utilities hearing will be given • . . , .. , ., sity granted some time ago bv the . ...... public utilities commission to the Ash on the petition for the cancellation of the certificate of convenience and ueees ton & St. Anthony Power Company, The trouble has arisen, and the en lsen, collation of the certificate has been ask ed for, because the Ashton & St. An thony company is unable to furnish power to the Roberts and Mud Lake districts where power is needed for 40, 000 acres of land just opening up. On the other hand the Ctuli Power & Light company is ready to enter ttie field and supply the power. The outcome of the hearing will he awaited with keen in terest by the people up the valley—Po cutello Chronicle. The Governor Is Coming Governor Alexander will address the citizens of Blackfoot at 8 o'clock in the Orpheum theatre, on the night of tho 7th. He promises to deliver a non partisan address iu which , he will give :in account of his stewardship while governor of the state.