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The -B* * —- AT OFFICIAL PAPER OF BLACKFOOT CITY AND BINGHAM CO., IDA. Opti 1ST VOL. IX. NO. 18 BLACKFOOT. .BINGHAM COUNTY, IDAHO. THURSDAY. MARCH 30, 1916 $2.00 PER YEAR F. M. FISHER GETS THE PLUM Last Monday the vacancy in the office of clerk, auditor and recorder of Bingham county, caused by the resig nation of G. H. Holbrook, was filled by the appointment of F. M. Fisher, the sole and only logical applicant foi the Appointment. His selection for this important office gives general satisfac tion, as he is known to possess the ex perieuce, ability and reliability that the office demands. Mr. Fisher has selected for his deputy W. A. Dance, a well known and capable man who has been chief deput 5 under Assessor Malcolm, and will un doubtedly prove a valuable assistant to him. For his deputy recorder he has chosen Miss Alma Johnson, who has been a typist in the county clerk's office for some time, whore she has be come familiar with the duties of tho office and proven herself a trustworthy and popular young lady. County Attorney Adair has been authorized by the commissioners to communicate with expert accountants to audit the accounts of the ex-clerk and make a report to the Board at their April meeting. See the official proceedings of the board in another column of this issue BIG FIBE AT MOORE At 5 o'clock Monday afternoon fire totally destroyed the largest buildings at Moore, sixty-five miles northwest of Blackfoot, on the Mackay branch. The loss is estimated at $12,000. The buildings destroyed consisted of a two-story frame structure occupied by George V. Long, general merchandise; a one-story residence, formerly used as a hotel and an icehouse. The build ings were owned by Mary E. Boyd of Blackfoot and were valued at about $7000 and insured for $0000. The stock of George Long w-ould hav&_ invoiced at about $5000,—-Idaho' Falls Post. TIAKO Is fine used instrument taken in trade near Blackfoot and can be delivered promptly, subject to approval after in spection. We will either rent or sell at very low figure and on purchaser 's own terms rather than pay storage or freight to Denver. Write" at once for details. THE KNIGHT-CAMPBELL MUSIC CO., DENVER, COLORADO. Wall Paper, Rugs and Furniture. We SAVE YOU Money. BIETHAN'S Orpheum Theatre 50c-75c PRICES ' and $1.00 Seats on sale at Dustin's Pharmacy "Just Laughs Jolly Tunes Pretty Girls A Real Show and The Frisco Trio Milton Schuster and the Graces of Musical Comedy Present "A PRINCE FOR A DAY" 2 NIGHTS STARTING im WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5 The .Big Singing and Dancing Show A Riot of Color and a Dream of Beauty— Juét One Big Thing After Another. THURSDAY NIGHT "The Duke of Scandanavia" ,A~ 11 * sj N. F. BOYLE* NEW WHOLESALE BUILblNG rtTTJ fÄ'Ö" I* 7 " ToylTTc lc Hardware^ Ü «»e magnificent building now In course of construction in Pocatello by the Boyle SrtLTr " bUSlne88 h " compelled them to seek a more central and larger distributing poLt £ „11 1 1 18 " 0W Stat * Wlde ' WMle ^ the wholesale business 6f this progressive flrm wiU ffian ^ J at"® / P °® ataUo h0U8e> ttey ""n their retail business in Blackfoot on a more extensive transacted here 0nly change ttat ^ be made «■ »hat the wholesale business now transacted here will go to the new branch in Pocatello. Modern Methods of Gardening. „ T,ie Seed-Tape method marks the greatest improvement gardening has ever seen. Specially selected seeds, accurately spaced in a" fertilized paper tape. You plant the tape, a whole row at a time. The seeds are better—the results are better—and the backaches and drudgery of gardening are en tirely eliminated. With Seedtape von can plant in one hour what would ordinarily require all dav and with it amateurs get as good results as ex perts. This method is endorsed bv the best seed experts and Agricultural Colleges of the land. Believing the Blackfoot public would be interested in this improved method of gardening, we have taken the ag enev for Seed-Tape seeds. You are cordially invited to call and examine these seeds and note the display at our store. ' POWERS' PHARMACY The San-Tox-Btore adv. ''Where Everybody Goes" Give Us a Chance In an article taken from the Chica go Herald, headed ' ' Business Men in Theatricals," we observed that "The Graces of Musical Comedy" would make a few stops before opening their engagement in San Francisco. Why can't we have this company stop one night with us I They surely must have a first-class company to contem plate an extended run in the western metropolis. ■ Such a company would be a relief from some of those that we get occasionally. Give us a chance. Manager Boyd has secured this com pany and they will present two of their best bills here in .the Orpheum next Wednesday and Thursday, April 5 and 6. The scale of prices will be 50c, 75c and $1.00. Sale begins Sat urday, April 1st. adv. W. E. Brown, who recently sold his grocery in Blackfoot, will prob ably move to this vicinity. He is the father of Ernest Brown, who has a large dry farm on the hills of Ozone. —Idaho Falls Times. New Transfer I desire to inform the public that I have started a dray business for light hauling of all kinds, which I will do promptly ami carefully. Office with J. H. McDonald," l'hone 214. Prices 15. i and 20c. - J. W. BOICE. NBW HOTEL PROSPECTS GOOD A meeting of the business men of Blackfoot was called this afternoon by F. N. Parkinson and W. P. Low man ami about twenty-five"espomied to the call. The object of the meeting was to get the opinion of the business men as to the advisabilit}- of constructing a new hotel, and to ascertain what finan cial backing they would give the pro position. Prior to the meeting it was stated that $10,000 hail been sub scribed, when the Hon. P. G. Johnston made a motion that the said amount subscribed be doubled. The motion was seconded by G. F. Gagon, and was unanimously carried. The Eccles brothers of Logan, Utah, were present and showed their approval of the hotel proposition by promising to subscribe two dollars for every one that was subscribed by present or fu ture subscribers. TJie Graces of Musical Comedy Has been secured for Wednesday and Thursday, April 5 and 6 at the Orph eum. This is a fortunate booking for Manager Boyd and one worthy of spe cial notice, as the attraction is to be seen in but very few one night stands this season, its time having been al most entirely booked in the larger cities of the country. This is strong evidence of the strength of the com pany. The opening bill will be ''A Prince For A Day" and the second night a selection will be made by the management from their long list of successes. a dv. Miss Emily Whittlesey of Pocatello, spent the week end in Blackfoot visit ing her sister, Mrs. L. B. Dustin. Miss'Nellie Curtis of Pocatello, spent the week end in Blackfoot, the guest of Mrs. L. B. Dustin. Arthur Broadhead took his six-year old son to Idaho Falls Monday, to bi operated on for the removal of hit tonsils. Angus Hull of Pocatello, spent last Friday in Blackfoot, visiting with friends here. Howard Biethan, who has been ii Arco for the last few days returnee Monday.' ..LOBES BROTHER Dr. Gaunter has received the sad news of the death of a younger brother who died in Jennings, Kan., on the 18th inst. Deceased Was 65 years of age, and his death was caused by heart trouble. He arrived in old Eagle Rock in August of 1879 and remained three years. He leaves four brothers and four sisters to mourn his death. A Show Worth While The billing for A Prince For a Day is upon the boards an nouncing their appearance at the Orpheum for April 5th and 6th. This is the largest traveling pop star priced musical comedy or ganisation on the road today, and present the liveliest kind of a performance with a change of bill every day. ..''A laugh a minute" is promised with this show. Throughout the humorous situations, ..is ..seen a constant vision of alluring eyes and be witching smiles of a score of dancing dolls, in an endless num ber of handsome costume chang es, that form a kaleidoscopic dis play of color and beauty. It is the kind of an entertainment where thoughts of the morrow are brushed aside, and those of yesterdaylaid away and the plea sures and laughs of the present day only hold away. The popu larity of this class of perform ance is easily proved by the mam moth business of this company everywhere, and the management easily predicts house capacity here, as well. Those that are wise, are now getting their seats well in advance. The prices for the engagement here will be 50 cents, 75 cents and $1.00 which is absolutely a painless price for an attraction of this character. Beats now on sale at Dustin's Pharmacy. ailv. TAYLOR DEAN MARRIAGE Last. Sunday morning at the homo of John Dean, occurred a very hnppv wedding in which his dnughter, Emma and Elmer Taylor, were the happy par ticipants. After a very pleasant wed ding breakfast that was participated in by relatives of the contracting par ties, the newlyweds took the afternoon train for Pocatello, their future home, where the groom is employed in the rail road shops. The young couple are very well and favorably known in Blackfoot, and before the train took them to Poca tello they were met by a delegation of well-wishing friends and a copious shower of rice and old shoes. Miss Cora Gilbert accompanied them on their honeymoon trip as far ns Pocatello. Bishop Buchanan performed the mar riage ceremony. I - 1 - HEW BOARD ELECTED The Bingham County Fair Associa tion held a meeting last Monday after noon and elected the following board of directors: Jas. Duckworth, Frank De Kav, James Martin, F. C. Christ, H. D. MacUosham, E. M. Kennedy, O. V. Fisher and Geo. F. Gagon. There will be no meeting of the Parent-Teacher Association tomorrow, but the next meeting will be held on April 7tli at the Irving school. Mr. Frieke, an Omaha druggist, is taking the place of John Clcmo in the Powers Pharmacy during Mr. Ole mo's absence which is caused by sick ness. Dr. H. H. Scarborough, the Eye Sight Specialist, will be at the Cottage Hotel, Blackfoot, Tuesday, April 4th. If you have Headaches, Dizziness or Eye Defects, you need his reliable ser vices.—adv. (T In Choosing a Bank A FINANCIAL Institution posses sed of resources and facilities adequate to every business re quirement and characterized by a spirit of cheerful, helpful service is particu larly desirable. Not only is this Institution equipped to serve commercial clients most ef fectively, but through , constant con tact with nation-wide financial and in dustrial conditions, jur officers are particularly w r ell fitted to promote clients' best interest in every possible way. Consult us in all commercial bunk ing matters. D. W. Standrod & Co. Bankers BLACKFOOT L IDAHO d! 0. S. L OBJECTS JO PAVING The city council held a regular ad journed meeting Tuesday night for the special purpose of hearing protests against the proposed street paving. All members were present but Coun cilman Thompson, and the only protest presented was from the Oregon Short Line Railroad Co., who protested on the grounds that the proposed paving was inequitable, unjust, discriminatory und unlawful. Mayor Peck referred the protest to City Attorney Thomas, who informed the council that the protest wns not a legal one inasmuch as it. did not repre sent two-thirdH of the property in tho proposed paving district. Councilman Berryman made a motion that the protest be rejected, and tho motion was unanimously carried. A motion then unanimously prevail ed to prepare the paving ordinance for publication, and proceed with the cre ation of the proposed improvement dis trict. Adjourned. Died Of Brain Tumor Thomas Garner Sumner died at Mrs. France's hospital last Saturday of brain tumor from which he has long been a sufferer. He was .'12 venrs of age and lias been about Blackfoot for about five years working in the stables. Bis funeral took place Monday and was attended by his two brothers from Market. Lake and Washington. S. A. Lawrence, of Shelley, has been appointed by Assessor Malcolm as his chief deputy.