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THE OPTIMIST GIVES 2000 PONY VOTES ON EVERY YEARLY SUBSCRIPTION
The- Blackfoot Optimist VOL. IX. NO. 23 BLACKFOOT. BINGHAM COUNTY. IDAHO. THURSDAY. MAY 4,1916 $2.00 PER YEAR "DAD" CLAY IS CONVICTED The case of the State vs. J. C. Clay, of Idaho Falls, charged with unlawful and reckless auto driving on Palm Sun day, when he collided with several autos on the road near Firth, occupied several days and an evening's time of the probate court this week before a jury of twelve men, and resulted in a verdict of guilty as charged. The case was ably conducted by County Attor ney Adair and Attorney John Jones for the prosecution, West Holden being the attorney for the defense. Judge Dom» fined the auto defendant $50 and costs, which will amount to considerable, ns both sides had an array of witnesses. It is reported that the case is to be appealed. We are informed that Fred Nelson and Ben Sage, the two victims of the Accident whose relatives received bod ily injuries in the collision, and whose cars were wrecked, will bring civil ac tions against Mr. Clay for damages. "THE TIME, THE PLACE, AND THE GIRL." The musical comedy selected for the third offering at the Orpheum by the LaSalle Musical Comedy Company on next Thursday will be "The Time, the Place, and the Girl," a real musical comedy played by a real company of musical comedy players. " The Time, the Place and the Girl" is the joint work of Hough and Adams, who have twenty-two successful musical comedies to their credit, and this big girl show is their crowning effort. Their work has been musically scored by Joseph Howard, whose catchy tunes are fam iliar to all lovers of music. The LaSalle company will give to this IIough-Adains-Howard creation an elaborate scenic production, together with costuming effects that are gor geous ^ul up to the minute in design. Seldom have Blackfoot people an op portunity to see the class of attraction offered by the LaSa.te company at any price, and it goes without saying that they will undoubtedly take advantage of this chance to see the greatest of all La Salle Theatre, Chicago, plays, and will engage their seats now. i IRISH LEADERS SHOT. A London dispatch of May 3 states that three signers of the republican proclamation in Ireland were court martialed and shot on Wednesday, and three other signers were sentenced to three years imprisonment. Among those shot were Patrick H. l'earse, self-styled "provisional president of Ireland." The known signers were Thomas J Clark, S. McDiarnmd, Thomas Mae Donaugh, P. H. I'earse, Joseph Plunk ett. E. Ceant, and James Connolly. Tho latter was "commandant gen eral of the Irish republican army," ami also was shot. Clark and MacDonaugh were likewise executed. CHICAGO PACKERS GUILTY— MAY BE FINED $525,000. Swift & Co., Chicago packers, were, yesterday found guilty by a federal jury on twenty-nine counts of an in dictment charging violations of the in ter-state commerce laws. The maxi mum penalty is $525,000. It is alleged that tin' company shipped in carloai lots and rated number of shipments less than carloads. O RPHEUM Thurs. May 11th. THE LA SALLE MUSICAL COMEDY CO. PRESENTS The Greatest of all Musical Comedies The Time The Place and The Girl THE SNAPPIEST OF ALL LA SALLE THEATRE CHICAGO SUCCESSES. Pretty SONGS DANCES GIRLS OC Clever People Better Reserve Your Seat Now! CARBON HOUSE BOLD. Levi Jones, of the Salmon river coun try, last Monday bought the Carson House, real estate and all, for which he paid $16,000. Mr. Jones is a brother of Mrs. Abbie Stewart, who conducts the lodging house over the First Na tional Bank, and the latter will conduct the Carson House in connection with her present business until her brother returns from a visit east. Mrs. Carson will build or buy a residence in Black foot. The sale of the property was made by the Parkinson Realty Co. WEALTHY OGDEN PHYSICIAN AS SASSINATED. Dr. C. jF. Osgood, reputed to be the wealthiest physician of Ogden, Utah, was hot and instantly killed while sit ting in his automobile in front of the Commercial National Bank at 6 o'clock Wednesday evening by Herbert Burch. The physician was at the wheel of his machine and was in the act of starting it when Burfti stepped from the door way of the bank and opened fire. He shot three times, and each of the shots took effect in the right side, penetrating the region of the heart. Burch then gave himself up to Rob ert Paine, a special officer. In the jail he declared that he had had a grudge against Dr. Osgood since 1894, when Burch claims the physician operated on his head in a St. Louis hospital, and that as a result of the operation "his head had been damaged."; MRS. C. A. HOOVER ENTERTAINS. Mrs. C. A. Hoover entertained la number of friends at a bridge party Monday afternoon, at her home on North Stout avenue. There were two tables, and those present were Mrs. W. E. Patrie, Mrs. F. J. Cowân, Mrs. Clias. Hart, Mrs. Neil F. Boyle, Mrs. Poynter, Mrs. Brennan and Mrs. C. Harris. A dainty luncheon was served, and all present spent a pleasant afternoon. WOMEN KILLED WHILE ASKING FOR PEACE. A report from Amsterdam, Holland, was published in the daily papers yes terday to the effect that German wo men were clamoring for peace in Ber lin and elsewhere in Germany, and that many arrests had been made. Two women were wounded at Chemnitz, in Saxony. In the food riots in Leipsic, the police killed three. All told, twen ty-five are reported killed and two hundred wounded. RINGLING IN JAIL. A1 Ringling, who came very near buy ing a thousand acres near Pocatello a short time ago for winter circus quar ters and who was also in trouble at Blackfoot, ami later was arrested here for passing a bail check, was up this morning for preliminary trial before the probate court. He, after some hesita tion, waived preliminary• trial and was bound over to the next term of the dis trict court. His bon. I was fixed at one thousand dollars. The officers believe that Ringling 's mind must be affected. He has written to the German ambassador about his case stating that he is a German.subject but he can hardly speak a word of Ger man. He also.says that he will appeal to President Joseph Smith of the Latter Day Saint church if he is not released at once. The Bee Hive Girls met Tuesdav evening at the home of Miss Anna TIeese. A pleasant evening was spent, and a dainty lunch served. The girls will meet again Monday evening at the church. Bond Election Next Tuesday Next Tuesday, May 9, the people of Blackfoot will hold a special election to vote intersection street paving bonds to the amount of $22,250, bearing in terest not to exceed 6 per cent. These bonds' will not have to be paid for ten years, making the obligation very light on the individual taxpayer. These bonds will not necessarily be issued for the full amount voted, but only for the contract price of the work, such amount to be determined at the time the bids are opened, May 15. The proposed bonds are only to cover the cost of paving the streets and al ley intersections, which amount to only 20 per cent of the cost of the street paving, which is to be paid by tho abutting property owner. The state law requires that funds for this work be available before being appropriated, hence the urgent need for everybody to boost and vote for the bonds. At the election Tuesday everybody should work and vote for the bonds, as the city is on the eve of material advancement if this improvement is madç. The matter of the bond election cn Tuesday, May 9, should be thoroughly understood by the voters of Blackfoot, and for fear there are some who are not properly informed, it should be stated that this election is not upon the ques S0L0NS DEFER CARNEGIE'S OFFER The city council held a regular meet ing Tuesday night, with a quorum pres ent and Mayor Peck presiding. The following bills were read and al lowed, but payment of several of them were deferred for further investigation - Southern Idaho Water Power Co..... .............................. $232.00 E. M. Mahan ................................ 15.00 Southern Idaho Water Power Co........................................2.25 P. S. Fisher .................................... 45.00 J. M. Tilden .................................. 2.70 W. H. Grosclose ............................ 80.00 W. F. Lowe .................................... 33.48 White Transfer Co..................... 2.00 Max Smith ..................*................ 9.90 D. L. O'Neil ................;............... 177.50 C. J. Hughes ................................ 47.35 Idaho Lumber Co......................... 29.11 Mountain States T. & T. Co..... 1.25 Abe Scott ..................................... 30.00 J. M. Perry .................................... 1.75 N. F. Boyle & Co......................... 16.35 N. F. Boyle & Co........... 2.80 W. T. Brown ................................ 60.00 C. F. McKinley ............................ 54.40 Arthur Smith ................................ 17.50 P. E. Deeters ................................ 12.28 Mr. Bischoff ................................ 20.90 Optimist ........................................ 29.82 J. E. Smith .................................... 78.90 Herbert A. Hall ............................ 11.25 Clarence Neider ............................ 23.00 Lewis Taylor .......... 44.50 Russell Sewell ................................ 90.00 Markus Blenkle .......................... 18.90 Hiram Allen .................................. 8.95 Paul Hong ...................................... 2.20 The council has decided to take no further action in promoting a $ 10,000 Carnegie-library in Blackfoot, as there are more urgent and beneficial improve ments commenced that should be fin ished first. The city attorney was requested to advise the city council whether the city water works company could legally maintain their water pipes above the sidewalk grades. The matter of hiring a man to take charge of the cemetery was referred to a committee with power to act. They have a choice between a $40 a month man and a $60 a month man, and the V. I. S. ladies seem to favor the cheaper man if he will sleep at the cemetery. James Martin still refuses to move liis hog yard from the Fair grounds, as ordered to do several weeks ago by the council, who declared it a public nuisance. He contends that the hog yard maintained by'Councilman Thomp son and the stockyards maintained by the Oregon Short Line railroad are greater and more objectionable nuis ances than his hog yard, which he will not abate until other nuisances are also prohibited. • It was moved and carried that the special improvement bonds for street intersections be advertised two weeks and sold May 12. Mrs. J. O. Morgan, on behalf of tin, Parent-Teacher Association, who plan to have scholars clean up the vacant lots of the city, asked if the council would remove the debris thus collect ed, and while no definite action was taken on the matter, the council seemed willing to do so. The following building permits were granted: To N. F. Boyle, J. E. Jones, Idaho Lumber Company, L. B. Dore, and David Neelan. The following collections were report ed for the month of May: Police Judge Good, $30; Chief of Police Sew ell, $81.50. The chief of police report ed that 70 dogs had been slaughtered since April 5. Ray Ragan, G. H. Hansbrough, T. J. Ragan, C. F. Hendrie and Mrs. Ruth T. Hilliard have petitioned for sewer connection with their residences. Adjourned to meet May 10. i tion of paving, but is upon the mannci of paying for the city 's portion of the work, which is the cost of the street intersections only. The ordi nance creating the paving district has already passed the city council, and the paving is assured. There are two ways, however, in which the city can pay for its portion of the work. One is by direct levy, which will pay the cost out of the gen eral fund. Because of the limitations imposed by the law upon the city coun cH, only a portion of this money can be raised this year, and therefore only a portion of the intersections can bo constructed, leaving the balance to be completed and paid for next year. The other and logieal manner of handling the matter is by a general bond issue covering a period -of ten or twenty years, as the council may elect. This method will enable the council to proceed with the work and complete it this year, and w'ill give the city ten or twenty years in which to pay for it, instead of two. It remains for the people to decide which of these methods they prefer. If they desire to bond the city in pref erence to paying the cost by direct levy, they should keep in mind that a two thirds vote is required to carry the election, and not depend upon ' ' George ' ' to do it. ' ' Get out and vote. YELLOWSTONE SALT LAKE ROAD Idaho Falls, May 5.—"The success of the movement to put the route from Salt Lake to Yellowstone on the world auto map and to make it the best high way into the park," said Secretary C. C. Dietrich of the highway assocition, ' '/is now absolutely assured. The only thing which I have been afraid of was that the weather conditions would not ptnmit us to get started at the work on the new- sectio nof the route in the Targhee forest, but Friday morn ing I received word from Judge Jack son, of Fremont county, that Mrs. E. H. Harriman and her associates on the big Island Park Railroad ranch have agreed to assist the forest service and the county of Fremont in the construc tion of that portion of the highway, and that we will have the route open in time for this season's travel. This will be a great drawing card for our route, as it takes the tourist by Warm River canyon and the two upper falls 'of the Henry's or North Fork of the Snake, and across Bear Gulch, avoid ing all the bad hills and chuck holes of the western route." ^ The highway from the Bingham coun ty line to Salt Lake is already in al most perfect condition for automobile travel on the Malad and Logan routes, nud while no definite information as to the Bear Lake route has been received, it is expected that, this additional scen ic attraction will be open for travel in time for park traffic. The commission ers of this county have arranged to grade the road wherever necessary be tween the south county line and tlcon, via Bcachy's corner, and to construct I he highway up the railrad track from Ucon to the county line to connect with •Jefferson county, and to keep the road dragged at tho proper time. The same arrangement has boon made in Jeffer son county. This announcement has been made after a month's stimulons campaign, which has been carried on by the asso ciation to complete the highway for 'use by June 1 to the Park, and is, no doubt, only given out after a thorough canvass of the situation. Over 5,000 ears are expected to use the highway this summer, and aside from the great advantage of the high way locally, it will without question be a large advertising feature in at tracting capital and people to this sec tion of Idaho. ^ ! ! I ANOTHER WATCH TO BE GIVEN AWAY. Another count of votes in the pony contest will take place next Saturday, and next Wednesday another beautiful watch will be given to the contestant having the largest number of votes, and you still have a chance for a prize. Don't forget the kind, lovable little Shetland Pony wants some girl or boy to claim him for their very own. Grown-ups, get busy and back up some ambitions girl or boy. Make them hap py by giving them your pony votes. It costs you no more to trade at the Pony Stores and your votes will be apprecia ted and long remembered. You were a child once. Get pony votes at:— Powers' Pharmacy, the Santox store. The Hoffman Tailoring Co., $15.00 suits. Blackfoot Farmers' Milling Co. Pearson ft Co., the grocers. Central Meat Market, the Quality Shop. F. C. Christ, the jeweler. N. F. Boyle ft Co., hardware. Standrod & Co., bankers. Hepdrie Implement Co., farm impie ments. E.-ft G. Bills. Auto Co., repairing. The Brown-Hart Co., the big out fitters. The Isis, quality pictures and vaude ville. PARENT-TEACHER MEET TOMOR ROW. The Parent-Teacher Association will •neet at the High School at 4 P. M. Friday, May 5. Mrs. Mae Roberts will •ipeak on the subject, "The Physical ind Ethical Value of Athletics." An Open discussion will follow. The mus ical numbers of this meeting will be furnished by some of the little folks. Theron Carruth will sing, and Miriam Pearson will render a piano number, and little Annie Hopkins a vocal solo. Anyone having queries for the ques tion box wBl please hand them to tho secretary before the meeting. A largo attendance is especially desired. BROTHER AND SISTER REUNITED. Mrs. Abbie Priestly and her brother, Levi Jones, had a joyful meeting in Blackfoot several days ago. Mrs. Priestly had not seen her brother for forty-eight years, they having parted in Ogden about that time when Mr. Jones was but 8 years old. Mr. Jones has bought the Carson house, and with his family will make Blackfoot his fu ture home. JAPANESE TEA A SUCCESS. The Japanese tea given in the pai lors of the Baptist church last Saturday was well attended. There were eight booths, and Mrs. E. A. Jones presided over them. BETTER THAN BEER. Several weeks ago our neighboring town of Riverside was the scene of nu merous jugs of an unknown origin. De tective Chamberlain took the case in hand and traced the origin of the mys terious sprees to a very murky cider al leged to have been made and sold by L. D. Wilson, a very prominent River sider. The detective secured n bottle of the popular cider and sent it to the state chemist, whose analysis showed it to contain almost 6 per eent alco hol, which is 3 per cent more stimulants than beer contains. We are informed by the county attorney that a warrant has been issued for the alleged cider merchant. BUSINESS MEN DINE TONIGHT. The business men 's dinner that was to be served at 6:30 in the V. I. S. rooms this evening has been changed to the basement of the Baptist church, where more room has been provided. The attraction will be a boneless chick en supper, served by Manager Haines of the Cottage Hotel, and :i large at tendance of boosters is expected and desired to be in attendance. AUTO THIEVES CAUGHT. Late Saturday night thieves entered the painting room in the shops of the Ramlall-Dodd Auto company at Salt Lake, and made away with a new model ! Buick automobile. Word was sent over the country announcing the theft, to gether with the description and number ! of the car. Monday night a machine I answering the description was found standing in the road between Blackfoot jaiul Idaho Falls, and the men driving it were soon located hunting for gasoline An officer identified the car by the no., and both machine and men were taken to Idaho Falls. They will be returned to Salt Lake city for hearing Judge O. E. McOuteheon is reported to bo very ill at Los Angeles, Califor nia. His son, Otto, received word to that effect last night and left for there at once to be with his father. j Protection and Privacy. N OT ONLY ARE IMPORTANT papers and deeds absolutely pro tected from destruction by fire or theft when placed in our vaults but they are safe from scrutiny by curious or designing individuals. Our excellent facilities and alert, courteous service are at all times at patrons' disposal. Our officers will be jdeased to bave you call and inspect our modern and complete equipment. Consult, us in all commercial bank ing matters. D. W. Standrod & Co. Bankers BLACKFOOT IDAHO J BREAK IN PIPE SOON REPAIRED Lnst Monday the column pipe in the Blackfoot A'ater Company's well broke, which put their big pump out of com mission, and the compnnv was com pelled to start their two smaller pumps to supply the necessary water for do mestic purposes. Six men were imme diately put to work might and day re pairing the damaged column pipe and sinking a new well, where a new pump was installod, and by noon yesterday the city was again enjoying an abund ant supply of water. A representative of an eastern pump manufacturing house was in Blackfoot a few days ago and received from tho water company an order for two large centrifugal pumps, which will be in stalled as soon as possible, and with these, the fifth well just sunk and the new reservoir completed, Blackfoot will have a water system adequate for fire nml domestic purposes unsurpassed by any city in Idaho twice its size. While the two days of water shortage caused very little inconvenience, and fortunately no injury, it was the cause of giving the city an enlarged water system that will supply an abundance of water for all purposes for years tb come. AUTO AND BICYCLE COLLIDE. Last Monday, afternoon Mrs. Ö. L. Reece and her auto collided with Rob ert Boiee and his bike on tho corner of Shilling avenue, and Court street, the latter being knocked down and one of his ribs fractured. The lady in the auto escaped uninjured. There seems to he a decided difference of opinion as to who is responsible for the acci dent. Mrs. Reece is known as a very careful and experienced driver and the last nutoist any one would predict to have an accident. STATE OFFICIAL TO RETIRE. Miss Bernice McCoy, state Superin tendent of publie instruction, has an nounced that she will retire from public life nt the close of her present term of office, and that she will enter Columbia at that time to take a post graduate course in school administration. Miss McCoy was elected superintend ent in 1914 to succeed Miss Grace M. Shepherd, and has served the state with the understanding that her office was to be abolished bv constitutional amendment, and the duties transferred to the commissioner under the stato board of education. Miss McCoy has worked through her administration in harmony with this idea. The constitutional amendment is to be voted on at the next general elec tion. In the meantime it will be nec essary to elect a superintendent to servo until the amendment becomes effective, if it carries at. the polls. No intimation has come from any quarter as yet as to whom either tho Republicans or Democrats will offer for the position Miss MeCov now holds. The importance of the office is much greater because of the fact that tho superintendent of public iusetruction is a member of the state land board. The first days of Dr. Gaumer's auto mohiling seem to lie fraught with strange accidents. Yesterday morning j his foot slipped off' the dutch and he had a head-on collision with D. L. O'Neil's auto in front of the Kinney store. During the afternoon of the same day he took a fall out of a man in front of the postoffice. Fortunately the pedestrian escaped unhurt.