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THE BLACKFOOT OPTIMIST
VOL. IX. NO. 16 OFFICIAL PAPER OF BLACKFOOT CITY AND BINGHAM CO., IDA. BLACKFOOT. BINGHAM COUNTY, IDAHO. THURSDAY. MARCH 16,1916 $2.00 PER YEAR Local Chautauqua The plans are now to hohl tire ehau tauqna in Blackfoot about the third week in June. The dates are not defin ite as vet but there will not be over a week intervene between the actual date and the one cited above. Most of the talent for the seven day session has now been signed up and among the most important attractions ' wi| l be found the Kaffir Boy Choir which Mr. Balmer lias conducted for many years. This is an attraction that has won its way not only in America but all over Kurope as a headliner. There are twelve real Kaffir Bovs from Southern Africa's wilds. They sing and play in a way that has been the delight of thousands of listeners. Another musical attraction that will be well worth the price of a season ticket will be the New York Marine Band. This organization has delighted thousands of New Yorkers in their con certs at the Navy Yards or on the beaches of that great city. Sir Douglas Mawson with his Antnr tic moving pictures will give a $500, 000.00 show as these pictures aetuallv cost that amount. He will lecture on his work in. that wonderful snow bound section of the world.. Judge Wanamaker of Ohio, will give two lectures. The Seqùoias male quar tette gives two coheetts. Sylvester Long the famous lecturer 'and 1 ' writer' will give two leetuftSsj Alexander Skfbihsky the greatest Russian .vied ip ist now be-* fore the public will entert! ih the chiur tauqua crowds -one aftern^mr- and one. evening; a company xjf 'dramatists will give two of the great plays; The fliaer Sisters, two of the most/ popular enter tainers of the American platform; will be one- of the feature cards; the Inter national Operetic compdnÿ, managed by Burt H. McKinney r -oft th.e,. .famous Savage English' Opera • companv, will irive two hit* itrmrrnmu'** WAh/ii* give two big program si' Kôbêft'PàjKfer Miles will be heard in three great lectures;-Lou Beauchamp, 1 that prince of platform orators, who has 'delight ed over 7,000 audiences and traveled over $1,000,000 miles in his career as a Lyceum and Chautauqua star, will be with us for a whole dav. This is only a partial list of the great things' in store for us at our first chautauqun. Begin to think about it and work up a Chautauqua ifppfc-Ite. The New Models In Queen Quality Shoes are now being shown. You will be delighted with the beautiful new styles. Charmingly new designs in Patents, Calfs and Shoe Soap Kid. There is a style for every woman's choice, and a fit for every foot. You are cordially invited to call. It is a genuine pleasure to show goods. KINNEY & COMPANY DEPENDABLE MERCHANDISE. We give S. & H. trading stamps ORPHEUM THEATRE, MONDAY. MARCH 20th THE CELEBRATED HAWAIIAN TROUBADORS PRESENTING THE MUSICAL NOVELTY "A NIGHT IN HAWAII" Hear the Native Melodies as played and sung by these master musicians. See the graceful Native Dances as interpreted by Luana, Hawaii's daintiest daaoer. PRICES 35c. 9t. j CHILDREN 25c MISSIONARY'S FAREWELL A farewell testimonial was given on Tuesday eevning of last week in the Riverside Meeting House, in honor of Lawrence Bitton, who left March 9th to fill a mission to the Northwestern States. After opening exercises, the following program was rendered to a large audience: Opening address by A. A. Bingham. Song by the Bee Hive Girls. Violin ami piano duet by Barnev Mitchell and company. Male quartet by Harry Ditton and company. Song by the Boy Scouts. Piano solo by Mrs. Dumas. Mixed quartet by Alice Chamberlniu and company. Farewell address by the departing missionary. • Remarks-by Bishop «reorge H. Smith. After the program a purse of $51 was given to the departing missionary by his many friends. Increasing His Pure Breds K. M. Kennedy returned last Mon day from Iowa and Nebraska where he went in quest of the best register ed^ thoroughbred bulls these two states are fatuous for raising, He brought back.,.with him two cars of the choicest bulls he could find for' his Moore stock farm which is rapidly becoming famous in Idaho as the .home' of the best- re gistered ' stock. • • : ■•« . .. EHACtf t pARTY ARRESTED Last SafurdaV 1 night Deputy Sheriff Dann v.isityd the old shack opposite Gibbs'-livery staid« t?u<,di to the sur prisé ; its temporary •inmates, two girls' and two young m$tf. One of' the men ami the two young women were arrested for improper conduct anil the man, who is known as "Deafy Lee," was fined $20, and his two female com panions were fined $10 each. All three paid their lines and the women who were about twenty years of age, re turned to Pocatello from whence they hailed. The gave their names as Misses Rainey and Kdwards. City Solons Call Special Election for Paving Bonds. a The city council held a regular ad journed meeting last Tuesday night "'hen the following answered to the roll call: .Stephens, Berryman, Hesse, Pelkev and Mowrey. Boling and Thomp son were a little tardy. Councilman Stephens moved that bids be advertised for the sprinkling of the three districts, and an ordinance be drafteil for said sprinkling. Ordered that the successful bidders for sprinkl ing be required to furnish a $100 bond. Councilman Boling recommended that the east portion of the cemetery be lev eled, ami also extensive improvements in the line of shade trees and flowers, and the cemetery committee were in vested with power to make the said im provements. Councilman Hesse suggested that an entrance to the cemetery be made through the southeast corner, nnd he offered to donate to the city some of the ground necessary. for such en trance, Such an entrance would relieve funeral processions froin crossing the railroad tracks, which lias been a great inconvenience and delay. Referred to the Street and Alley committee. The city, sexton was empowered, to employ assistance jn his work, which assistance'can also bfe osfed in the cltv park'. -.v Moved and seconded that the- council man of. the different wards... make a. report of the. work required ii* their respective wards. ' Moved by Councilman Boling atiit seconded 1 by Councilman Thompson-that the city continue to buy dirt at this rate, of 10c per load if hauled four blocks or less, amt more for a longer haul. : .1. F. Garvin', H. G. Berryman; Mrs. Reece, F. W. Pelkey, Mrs. j. C. Fisher and F. M. Fisher petitioned for sewer facilities, and their petition was grant ed and referred to the Sewer Committee for considération. The report of the city engineer and Improvement Committee was submitted I and read for n municipal water plant PORTERVILLE The opening dance given at the new hall was a success in every way. It was well atended and excellent music was had. Every one reported having a fine time. Mr. Lester Ziggler met with a very serious accident last Saturday morn ing while attempting to lead a wild colt into the barn. They were prepar ing it for spring work. The colt reared up and struck him on the jaw with his knee, breaking it. At last reports he was under the care of Dr. Mitchell and doing very nicely. Miss Florence McKenna left Tuesday afternoon for Weiser, Idaho, on account of the illness of her sister, she being seriously ill with pneumonia. Mr. and Mrs. William Varley and daughter, Geraldine, Mr. and Mrs. James Chapman were guests at Win. Plant's residence Sunday. The Rose Relief Society will hold their annual celebration Friday after noon, March 17, beginning at 2:.'i0 p. m. Hot supper will be served at 6 p. in. A farce will then be given at 8 o'clock p. m. This hall has a nice maple floor lind a large crowd is ex pected. Everyone invited. Bring your plate, cup and saucer. Mr. Hans Peterson and Mr. Ilomer of Riverside were home missionaries at Rose Sunday. 0 Mr. and Mrs. Amos Whitehead will leave for Utah in the near future. Mr. George Christenson returned home Saturday after spending the winter at Payson, Utah. to be supplied from springs Hall Indian Reservation to 984, as follows: 14-inch pipe line. $121,410; engine and pump installed, $1,000; engine and pump house, $5,000: reservoir, $10,000; engineering and overhead expenses, $14,044. C. F. Hilliard on behalf of the Black toot Water Works, refused to stand the expenses of the desired enlarged water mains for several reasons which he gave, lie stated that the company could furnish all the water necessary, but they did not feel justified in going to a great expense if they city con templated a municipal plant. Moved that the report be received and filed, and part of it referred to the Improve ment Committee. Ordinance No. 191, providing for an election to issue bonds in the sum of $2200.511 for street paving, at a special election, to be held May 9, 191«, was 'ead, passed and ordered' to'print. See «me in another column of this issue. There was considerable heated dis cussion whether or not the acquiring of the proposed paving, municipal water and power plant improvements should be:submitted to the-'voters at one or three elections. It was.,.- unanimous!v decided that ,the paving bonds should be submitted to the voters at a separ ate election; the officers for which were appointed in the city 's four Wards. ■ Moved.and. seepirded that the railroad company be notified that they must either pave or sidewalk thp streets abutting' on IfieirGight of-hay the same as-(Aher property owners »era compel led. .to do,. . j :. Moved by. Councilman.... Boling and seconded by Councilman Stephens,'that Janies Young be employed to Vlo the" engineering for the proposed street pav ing at prices submitted by him. Unani mously carried. » The matter of advancing $100 as an Option on the proposed power site was not brought up as the deeds for the .. ... °'ost ie $m ost $161, I same had not'been submitted to the city attorney for his examination. SOME BOY OR GIRL WILL BE ÆHVEN PINE PONY This Splendid Present WiU Go To The One Who is Best Hustler—Free Show Saturday, March 25— Regular Matinee at Regular Prices Will Follow. Some boy or girl, who is a real live one, is going to be presented with a Shetland pony, buggy and harness. Maybe you are "it." \ 011 can be, provided you demon strate your ability as a worker. Some of the business concerns of Blackfoot have arranged to give away the Shetland pony and the outfit men tioned. However if you are the one who wins it, it will be because of the fact that you have worked harder than have the other boys and girls who will strive to be the winner. Thirteen of the local business men have co-operated and entered into an agreement with the Commercial Kilter prise Co., of Hastings, Neb., to con duct the campaign, full details of which are given in an advertisement which appears on page two of this issue. ....... it and you will thon understand wlmt this is nil about. It nil means that the boys and girls Hi years old and under have an oppor t'lnitv to get out and do a little hast ling. j This big campaign will be launched on Saturday afternoon, March 25th, win n a free matinee will he given the Imys and girls at the Isis theatre, l'iviï boy and girl is invited to attend. There will be moving pictures and the pony man will be there to tell all about the plan, including the rules and reg ulations nnd the way votes nmv be se cured. Don't fail to read the announcement on page two, and have the big folks read it also. They, as well as you, will be interested. Following is a list of the "pony firms:" Powers Pharmacy', (.'entrai Meat Market, Blackfoot Milling Co., Brown-Hart Co., I). W. Standrod & Co., Hendrie Implement Co., Neil Boyle & Co., E. & G. Bills Auto Co., Isis Theatre, Pearson & Co., Hoffman Tailoring Co., F. C. Christ, and The Blackfoot Optim ist. DON'T FORGET THAT DR. SCAR BOROUGH, THE RELIABLE EYE EIGHT SPECIALIST WILL BE AT THE COTTAGE HOTEL TUESDAY, MARCH 21. HIS ORIGINAL METH ODS ENABLE HIM TO GIVE RE SULTS FOR EYE DEFECTS AND HEADACHES AFTER OTHERS HAVE FAILED.—Adv. PIONEER WOMAN PASSES AWAY Mrs. Davidson, the tieloved wife of " • G. Davidson of Rich, died of.Brights disease Tuesday morning at 11:45, in Dora France's hospital, where sheens been for several weeks doctoring the fatal and incurable maladv that over took her on* year ago last December ,®'? 1 ea8e,l | ' s maiden name was Sarah Jane Hill, and she was a native of Portland, Ore., where she was born December 29, 1852, being 65 years, 2 months and 15 days of age when the end came. With her parents she arrived in Idaho in 18b5, locating on Eagle Island, near Boise. December 25, 1865, in Pincer ville, Idaho, she married W. (1. David son, which union was blessed with six children as follows: Win. Arthur Davidson, of Oakley, Idaho; Marv Hornp, who died in Canada; Cal. A., of Blackfoot; Mrs. Mary Baker of Gold Point; Alfred Love, who died in Black foot; and Ida Marandv, who died in Boise. PARKINSON =HAS= 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. C. Parkinson; Office, No.. 11 Pacific Street Blackfoot, Idaho. GERALDINE FARRAR International Favorite, "CARMEN" Extraordinary Production Cream of Photodramas. ORPHEUM Wednesday 22 Thursday 23 Admission, 25c. SPECIAL MUSIC. The Local Viewpoint W K 11 A V K always eonsbb*ml the bost foumlat inn on which to establish banking service for a community. The wisdom of operating under a State or. Local charter is attested by our steady growth—the reflex of pro gress on the part of our patrons. Our officers are ready to render every possible assistance to Depositors in tlieir financial development. STABILITY AND SERVICE D. W. Standrod & Co. Bankers Hours: 9 a. m. to 4 p. m. Ws pay 4 per tent, interest, compounded quarterly in nor Savings Department or (Certificates of Deposit.) BLACKFOOT IDAHO Deceased was a devoted member of the Blackfoot Methodist church, and was always ready to help the sick and needy, many of whom can testify to her Christian kindness. She came to Blackfoot with her husband in 1882, and has resided here and in Rich ever since. The bereaved husband lias the sincere sympathy of a large circle of acquain tances in the irreparable loss of his beloved wife and life partner. Joseph Scofield and Albert Jensen leave on 11 mission next week. A pro gram and entertainment will be given in their honor at the First Ward L. D. S. Church March 28. All friends of the young men are invited. S. J. Rich is reported convalescing with the expectation of returning to Blackfoot in about thirty days if the weather is favorable. Subscribe for The Optimist.