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BEAK LEY Attorney ana Counselor at Law Practica in 8tate and Federal courte Markus Blenkle building. BLACKFOOT, . . . IDAHO. H. W. UAUMER Doctor of Chiropractie Acute ard Chronic Dlsaaseo Office In Anderaon Block Phono 228 Residence 218 BLACKFOOT. . . . IDAHO Office Residence Blenkle Building 708 B. Bridge 8t. Phone 163 Phono 1SS DR. FRANK A. SLOAN Osteopath:« Physician BLACKFOOT,. . . . IDAHO. Member Idaho State Osloobathte Association. M. BOYLE REAL ESTATE Anything you want to buy or sell. Res. Phone 322 P. O. Boc 412 Blackfoot, Idaho. ' Lost rivor lands to exchange or sell for Blackfoot and surrounding property. Office Phono 301. Over Pearson's Gro. Store, Room No. 3. S' O. S. L. Watch Inspector Idle Hour Pool Hall North Main Street, Blackfoot. W. L. PARKER, Prop. A Pleasant and Refreshing Resort, Where You Can Get a Good Smoke and a Cool Drink. Give It a Call. MRS. A. T. OLIVER o o o Professional Nurse Calls answered day or night o o o' T!'»çirfoot, Ida. Phone No. 373W. Fort Hall on the Saptin River AN HI8TORIIC STORY OF OTHER DAYS, By Miles Cannon in Capital News. (Concluded from last week.) appears to me that the nearer a per son is to whom I write the less com petent is the mood to the ideas. I would like to express. However' this may be one thing I know. That to my best friends I always write the short est letters, in fact I had nearly writ ten you as short an epistle as Caesar's to the senate, viz, 'I am sick dead and buried' and yet I am not 'the Scipper' but the last principle of human life is not extinct. Hope still maintains her throne and throws the mists of futur ity over the deformities and misfor tunes that she cannot hide. ( "Outr salmon Ashing has not succeed ed. Half a cargo only obtained. Our . people are sick and dying off like rot ten sheep of billious disorder. I shall be off by the Arst of next month to the 1 mountains and winter at Fort Hall."| In other letters he told of the loss of more than half of his company, about 10 by sickness, others by drown ing and others at the.hands of the In dians. His indomitable energy could not save the business though it won for him the admiration, not only of the officers of the Hudson's Bay com pany, but that of every traveler and writer of the period. Through his long series of misfortunes, there was none to impeach either his integrity or judgment. Many of his letters were pathetic in the extieme and portray ed a character well intended to appeal to human affection. He left his post at the mouth of the Williamette in charge of Mr. C. M. Walker and sold Fort Hall to the Hudson's Bay com pany. ' 1 The businesu I am in must be closed," he wrote, "not that it might not be made a good one, but that those who are now engaged in it are not th'3 men to make it so. The smallest loss make them 'Ay the handle' and such men can rarely succeed in a new busi ness." He returned to his old home in the fall of 1836, where he re-engaged in the ice business with great success and retained until his death the con fidenee and respect of all who knew him. Such was the- man who Arst un furled the Aag of freedom in the state of Idaho, and under whose protection came the Arst teacher of the Christian faith. While business competition was nev er allowed to interfere with the life long attachment formed with the of Acers of 'the Hudson's Bay company, they could not, of course, aid him in his plans to take away their well es tablished business, therefore another se quel is to be recorded. When Mr. Wyeth left Fort Hall, after the Aag episode heretofore related, he crossed the Snake at the Indian ford four miles below the fort and followed the trail through the Soldier country, and the Boise river to its mouth where he re crossed. He arrived at Fort Walla Walla on Sept. 2, two days behind the party with whom the missionaries had traveled from Fort Hall. In his jour nal of that date he notdU, "Mr. McKay for some reason remained in the mountains. ' ' Established Fort Boise This reason is better explained when we trace the doings of that wary denzien of the forest, who, with a suit able crew at his command, halted ou Boise river, at a point about three miles southwest of the present town of Notus, and about 10 miles from the mouth of the river, where he • com menced the erection of an establish ment that afterwards became known as Fort 'Boise, the .fourth station on the Oregon Trail. That the move ments of Mr. McKay were not made known to the Americans is evidenced by the fact that they were not men tioned by any one at the time save the above quotation. However, when Mrs. Whitman, the first American woman to look upon the waters of the Columbia, arrived there on August 19, 1836, she noted in her journal the following: ' ' Arrived at Snake Fort about noon. It is situated on Bigwood river, so called because the timber is larger than any to be seen this side of the mountains. It consists chiefly of cot tonwood and is email compared with timber in the states. Snake Fort is owned and was built by Mr. Thomas McKay, one of our company, whom wo expect to leave here. He, with Mr. McLeod, gave us a hearty welcome, dined with them. * * * " (Boise river was first known as Reed's River, after the name of a ?■ v ml. — * tli. Hunt party w-lio was killed on the South Fork in 1812. Wood live appears to correspond with the word Boise in the French, and the RECIPE FOR GRAY HAIR. To half pint of water add 1 oz. Bay Rum, a small box of Barbo Compound, and 14 oz. of Rlycerinè. Apply to the hair twice a week until it becomes the desired shade. Any druggist can put this up or you can mix it at home at very little coat. Full directions t or making and use come in each box of Barbo Compound. It will gradually darken streaked, faded gray hair, and removes dandruff. It is excel lent for falling hair and will make harsh hair soft and glossy. It will not color the fc..:,.. is .ut sticky or greasy, and does not ub off. river took that name after the estab lishment of the fort.) When Mr. Farnham, of the "Peora Party" came through the country in 1839, he found the fort had been mov ed to the bank of the Snake, and Mr. Payette engaged in building the adob - walls which were then about com pleted. The point where it waa lo cated appears to have been about two miles below where the Boise at that time .joined the Snake river. In the 60 's the channel of the Boise changed and flower into the larger stream at a point about 200 feet south of the fort. In 1853, according to the journal of Mr. Theodore Winthrop, the buildings were destroyed by high water, but im mediately rebuilt, The walls were standing yet in the 60 's during the early mining excitement, but at the present time the site is in the middle of the Snake river, the channel having encroached upon the land to that ex tent. That Mr. McKay established a fort on the Boise to protect their trade, as far as possible, against the encroach ment of the Americans on the east, there can be no doubt, and after Mr. Wyeth delivered to the Hudson's Bay company, Fort Hall, the supremacy of that organization was well night com plete. He had ' ' rolled a stone in the garden of the -Rocky Mountain Fur company that they had some difficulty in getting out." Both Fort Hall and Fort Boise were famous landmarks on the Oregon Trail and volumes could bo written of each. After Hudson's Bay company took over the. former,, adobe walls were substituted for, the timbers used by Mr. Wyeth, and they were kept whitewashed as were those of Fort, Boise. Their white battlements could be seen for many miles in cither direction, and the number of pioneers, who. preserved in memory the most kindly feelings for these establish ments, and the most hospitable treat ment accorded them by the men in charge, would number, perhaps, not less than 20,000. Had Fort Hall not been built, it is altogether likely that Fort Boise would not have existed. What effect that would have had on American occupa tion of old Oregon is difficult to fath om. Without the building of Fort Hall it is hard to conceive how the-, emigrants could have reached the Columbia in time to hold the nation al boundary as far north as the forty ninth parrallel. Other means might have been adopted, but of this we can not even speculate. It is enough to know- that their building, and the wil lingness of their officers to assist Ameri can pioneers to the extent of their ability, was of inestimable value to our government in the acquisition of a disputed territory. It will be, in time to come, a matter of great regret that sectarian controversies, growing out of the Whitman massacre at Walla Walla, have been allowed to impair our feel ing of appreciation for the uniform kindness accorded our countrymen by the officers of the Hudson's Bay com pany, who were, measured by any standard desired, the peer of the best of us. From 1836, the year that the Oregon Trail began to attract public attention and for 24 years thereafter, during which time it was, in many respects the greatest highway in all the world. Fort Hall was the second outfit station west of the Missouri river. Fort Bridger was established in 1843, but it was located out of the line of travel to the Columbia and in latter years the pion eers depended on Forts Hall and Boise. The distance from Independence, Mo., to Fort Laramie was 667 miles; to Fort Hall, 1288 miles; to Fort Boise, 1585 miles; to Fort Walla Walla, 1835 miles and to Fort Vancouver,, 2020 miles. Over the last four the British flag, with the letters, H. B. C. woven in the folds, '(said by American trappers to mean. "Here Before Christ") was suspended as the symbol of authority until 1855. The boundary was fixed in 1846 but the possessory right of the Hudson 's Bay company was not settled for until thé late 60 's, when they were awarded $650,000 for their holdings. PROTECT YOUR INVENTIONS Send for free booklet explaining how to obtain Protective Patents and Legal Trade Marks Labels registered. Copyrights secured and Design Patents obtained T WEN TY- FIVE YEARS' EXPERIENCE G. HOWLETT DAVIS Registered Patent Attorney 918 F St., Washington, D. C. Fall of Fort Walla Walla - When the Indian wars of 1855-6 broke out, Fort Walla Walla fell in October of that year, at the hands of that noted chief, Peu-peu-mox-mox. Messengers were sent to Fort Boise and Fort Hall to warn them that their base of supplies had fallen into the hands of the Indians and to abandon the country. During that winter the stores of bbth forts were moved to the Flathead post, north of Missoula, Mont., which continued to do business until 1872. United States troops oc cupied Fort Hall for a time but dur ing the Civil war they were moved over to Lincoln creek and its glory was at an end. When the stage line was established between Salt Lake and the milling districts of Montana, a station was located three miles south of the fort and N many of the sun dried brick of its walls were taken there and used in those buildings. In 1852, a pioneer noted in his journel ' that 100 army wagons stood around the fort rotting down. Not long since the writer made a pil grimage to the site of the old fort. At the crossing of the stream where the stage station once stood, he found s monument lying in the grass, having fallen from its base. There was no inscription to indicate for what pur pose the same had been placed there,' or by whom. The country on the east side of the river is included in the Fort Hall Indian reservation and, there being not a house in the valley, the landscape may be presumed to be the same as it was on the day that Jason Lee preached his sermon. The grove is still there and it seemed an easy matter to Jocate the place where he stood, though of course this was a matter of interesting conjecture. The outlines of the fort are as plain as when the structure stood. Even the well on the inside, near the south* west corner of the inclosure, is still about eight feet deep, and the position of the bastions, the gateB and the quarters are plainly discernible. They were hidden, however, by a growth of tall grass reaching to one's shoulders. The old train marks and camping places are easily located, but our two Indian guides were unable to give us any information as to the location of the burial ground where sleep so many of our pioneers« The solttude of the place could have been no more im pressive the day that Mr. Wyeth shot the buffalo, when the nearest settle ment was Fort Bellevue on the Mis souri river, than it was on that July day last summer when the Writer vis ited the historic spot. To ..the «south, the railroad trains could be seen bearing the burdens of a mighty commerce and, likewise gnr nering for their owners a revenue suf ficient, we trust, for the services rend ered; cities have sprung up as bv magic, and a busy and prosperous people are now reaping the harvest sown by those who have gone before. But the historic ground where Wyeth unfurled the flag of Idaho, and where Jason Leo deliver ed the message, and where stood the post that succored the tired and halt ing pioneers who won and left us our heritage, and made it possible for rail roads to build, and cities to grow and fortune to accumulate, is forgotten and seen no more. It seems a heartless fate, yet but another illustration of the ' ' survival of the fittest ' ' a shadow that follows us all. ADVERTISED LETTERS List of letters remaining uncalled for in the Blackfoot, Idaho, Post Office for the week ending Feb. 22, 1916. Per sons calling for these letters will please say advertised on this date. Postage due, one cent each. Bailey, Mr. Charles, Sr. Bartz, W. E. Oollister. Mr. William. Dofer, Miss Clara. Downing, Mr. H. Farhney, Mrs. V. G. Gavnor, Mr. Kenneth. Hatch, Mrs. Emma. Hansen, Mrs. A. II. Johnson, Mr. Henry. Johnson, Miss Maggie Bell (2). Larsen, Maria. Lockman, Miss Lenore. Lowder, Mrs. T. C. MeKinley, Mr. Ed. McCailey, Win. Jr. Mendenhall. Mr. Thos., Jr. Peterson, Mr. Carl C. Phillips, Mr. Louis. Peck, J. G. Quale, Cecil. Smith,'Mr. Andrew. Stewart, Mrs. T. F. Stone, Pitcher. Sutton, Frank. • Turner, J. T. Thompson, Harold. Varley, Miss Virginia. Wells, W. H. Whitehead, Mr. S. Young, Mr. J. G. All of the above remaining uncalled for two weeks from date of this list will be sent to the dead letter office. GREGORY JONES, P. M. CHICHESTER S PILLS Wif-s. . TIIK DIAMOND BRAND. A —boxes, sealer I with Clue Ribbo*. Tske it** other. liny of * »Mir y Dru **!»(. Ask f«rC*lf I-CMKK-TPRI DiA:i»sn rrxAKn ni.i.M r n •ears known as l' est. Safest. 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Tire and Tube Re pairing a Specialty. All Work Absolutely Guaranteed. The Studebaker Service Station WHEN EVERYBODY WORKS A movement seems to be spreading Over certain sections of the country, notably in some of the southern states, which has great possibilities when pro perly pushed. The idea is to select a certain road way, for instance, which is in need of improvement and is of vital interest to all of the people. The next step is to arrange for a holiday on a certain date, at which time the people all turn out, by the hundreds and thousands, and all take off their coats and pitch in and build the road, or whatever the object sought may be. Often the ladies declare a picnic and go along and take the dinners for the men and cheer them with their pres ence. It has proven a great success in every case that has come under our The Court of Last Resort Around the stove of the cross roads grocery is the real court of last resort, for it finally over-rule? all others. Chamberlain's Cough Remedy hns been brought before this court in almost every cross roads grocery in this coun try, and has always received a favor able verdict. It is in the country where man expects to receive full value for his money that this remedy is most I ! ! i notice. And if it is successful in other places why not here? Why can't we of this town declan three of four such general holidays anc everybody turn out and make some im provement that is greatly needed in ou: midst ? Why can't wo do something that wil make this a more attractive place Æ the farming community around? Why can't we do something that wil be of commercial and civil value tc our community? Wo need a few get-together picnics and we need plenty of improvements and we know of no better way of get ting them than by means of somethin of this kind. Butter wrappers printed neatly anu promptly. Let Us Save You Money! Why throw your old tires and tub« away when they have advanced froi 10 to 25 per cent. Bring them to i and get an estimate on guaranteed r< pairs, for don't you know that we hav the best equipped tire plant in Idahi WatsoiTs Garage. Adv. 1 27 tf.