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CO. t IDA.
VOL. IX. NO. 29
$2.00 PER YEAR
A.ll political parties of Idaho will
hold their platform conventions in
Boise on Tuesday, June 7, in accord*
awce with, the provisions of the law set
ting the time, the date and the place.
Under the laws governing such mat
ters, all conventions for the purpose of
drawing political platforms must be
held at the same time, though as a mat
ter of course the conventions are held
separately and apart.
Tuesday afternoon Chairman West
of the Republican county central com
mittee called a nfeeting of the precinct
committeemeu in the probate court
room for the purpose of selecting dele
gates to the State platform conven
tion. The meeting, which was presided
over by Chairman West, chose Attorney
Dvgert to act as secretary, and elected
the following delegates: C. V. Fisher,
1'. G. Johnston and Byrd Trego, of
Blaekfoot; Soren Jorgeson and A. B.
Clark, of Shelley, and Thomas Black
burn, of Springfield. Only about half
of the precinct committeemen were
The Democratic county central com
mittee lielil a meeting the same after
noon in the K. of P. hall, where the
committee was called to order by
Chairman DeKr.v and Mark Farmer
acted as secretary. The Democrats, a
well as the Republicans, found it difli
cult to select platform drafters who
had the time and money to go to Boise
at their own expense, but succeeded in
selecting the following: A. Whitten,
L. il. Capps, W. A. Beaklev and Frank
Dé '.faay, Blaekfoot; Jas, Hurt, Abe
dehn-, and T. J. Bennett, Shelley.
Bingham county is entitled to six
delegates in the convention
Local lecturer abroad.
J. F. Lewis, instructor of Blaekfoot,
is an arrival here. He copies to lecture
to tlie students of the Idaho Tech sum
mer school. His subjects this year will
be on methods of teaching geography
history, principles of education and
school administration. Mr. Lewis
taught at the last session of the sum
nier school, and the patrons as faculty
have obtained his services again this
year, as the result of the excellent work
performed during his last connectior
with the school.—I'ocatello Tribune.
Fred R. Morgan, a carpenter by
trade, died at the hospital last Sunday
night from spotted fever, after ten
days' sickness. He contracted the fatal
disease from the bite ot a Dubois wood
tick, and though everything that med
ical aiil and care could suggest was done
for him, the bite proved-fatal. He was
.'ifi years of age and a native of Nebras
ka, where the deceased has relatives,
and where his remains will be laid to
Deceased was the son-in-law of Mr.
amt Mrs. Frank Stearns, and his wife
left today with the body.
The ladies of the Baptist Aid Soci
ety held a regular meeting at the home
of Mrs. John Austin Wednesday after
noon. Thé Woman 's Union lias paid
the pledge of $1,500 on the church, so a
little extra program was rendered to
celebrate the occasion. Those taking
part were:
Musical reading ..........Miss Mary Capps
Sol« ....................Miss Rhea Drollinger
Reading ........Miss Freda Sollenberger
After tlie program a delicious lunch
eon was served.
Gordon Bills lias secured a lease on
the proposed garage in tiie Kieles hotel,
the construction of which will lie com
menced as soon as possible. Mr. Bills'
present quarters, which have become in
adequate for his incregsed business, will
be retained and operated in connection
with liis new garage.
T desire to notify the public timt I
have bought the Carson House and am
ha\ing it thoroughly renovated and
painted, and will mîlke it absolutely
sanitary aud comfortable. H is my iii
tentiou to conduct this rooming liouse
'~'' r "'«' wi' 1 muke it boll
ome-like and con,to,-table, and every
neeomiiiodutioii and courtesy will be
cheerfully extended to patrons.,
licit your patronage.
Subscribe for The Optimist.
Are invited to inspect our new quarters on Bridge
_ Street, next to Boyle's hardware store.
__ Salad Bowls, 15 Cents.
The sum of $850.00 has been sub
scribed for the celebration of the
approaching 4th of July, the 140th
anniversary of America's independence.
The observance wiH commence Sunday,
the 2nd by a motorcycle race from
Salt Lake City. The morning of the
Fourth will be devoted lo a very patri
otic literary pregram, consisting of an
oration and vocal and instrumental
music. The afternoon will start with
a ball game, which will be followed bv
motorcycle, auto and horse races. Two
thousand five hundred dollars in purses
will be given away. Blaekfoot 's two
brass bands have been employed for th
; occasion, and the city will be illum
1 inated at night by an immense search
Last Friday night at 7:50, after long
years of sickness and suffering, death
came as an angel of mérey to Miss Anne
Christiana Jorgensen, at the home of
her brother on South Shilling avenu"
A paralyzed leg had rendered the de
ceased an invalid for many years, dur
ing thirty-five years of which she had
only been able to go from her bed to a
chair, and back again to her bed. She
was born in Denmark 75 years ago, and
has been a resident of Idaho for abolit
thirty years.
After three days of unconsciousness
lentil eame very quietly, and apparent
... ... c . .. - - )arau t'
• P ain,e88 |.V until a short time before
Hie end, when there were evidences of
uneasiness. Besides lier brother, who !
is the railroad gardner, she hail rela
tives in Basalt, where the body was laid
to rest last Sunday.
The last watch will be given to the
leading contestant at the close of busi
ness Saturday evening. Rush in your
Only a few more days and some hap
py girl or boy will own Huit beautiful,
mischievous and lovable little pony and
outfit all complete. Just think what
plcndid times you can- have with this
pony, and it'll be all your own. How
your friends will enjoy it with you.
Get in all the votes you can. We want
you to win. We only wish that every
one could have a pony. Go to the Pony
firms and get some of tiie paid in ad
vance cards: they will help you to roll
up a lot of votes. The man at tl#* store
will explain how to use them, and. ex
plain anything which you do not fully
These cards are good for $5.00 in
trade, and are punched as used. Cou
pons are issued at time of purchase
and will be counted on the grand prize.
This is a splendid chance to promote
the interest of contestants. Be sure
to improve it. The following are the
Pony stores:
Powers' Pharmacy, the Suntox stor#
The Brown-Hart Co., the big out
Blaekfoot Farmers' Milling Co.
Pearson & Co., the grocers.
Central Meat Market, the Quality
F. C. Christ, tiie jeweler.
N. F. Boyle & Co., hardware.
Standrod & Co., bankers.
Heudrie Implement Co., farm impie
D. & G. Bills, Auto Co., repairing.
The Isis, quulitv pictures and valid*
The Pony buggv is now here and will
. .................
r i w : . • • ai
Usplav hatiuMav morning in the j
window of Powers' Pharmacy. Phil
dren, take a look at it. The nonv will
I I 1 •
be lier
Mrs. Brukuw will tell "New Wavs t<
,'do Old Things," and her wide «peri
euce in conducting ......lei kitchens.-
Through arrangements made by the
Columbian Club in the interest of all
the other women's clubs in Boise, Mr>.l j
-Mary Mnr.-ton Brokaw, the well known ! •
authority on home economies, will give' 1
a lecture, with refreshments served at
the home of the Columbia Club, N17!
Franklin street, Friday afternoon at 3
Capitol N'i
Highest markot jnioo pabl for oggs
in cash, at Biothan's.—A«lv. ô tf.
Chautauqua Cotn
mences Saturday
Next Saturday the people of Black
foot will be treated to some of the best
entertainment that drifts into the west
ern country, and it is composed of the
factors standing for excellence on the
oratorical platform, in the musical
world, in the field of humor and art,
or in the channels of entertainment.
The ehautauqua will open on the 17t.h,
and the local committee has worked
hard to make the affair a sueeess, and
it deserves the support of people who !
believe in the benefit of elevating and ;
uphftmg influence in a community.
The attractions this year are far su
penor to any that have appeared in
Blaekfoot, iuid the neighbors of sur
rounding towns can visit-the Grove City
in the full security that they will be
benefitted in every way, as the best art
ists in tiie ehautauqua enterprise will
be featured during the week.
Those things that spell for broaden-,
ing the mind, developing the latent tal
rent, inspiring to better purpose are the
" ' .... -
- - * —
line elements that spell for the suceoss |
of a people or a community, and the ed-j
uvational influence, lind benefit to tin-in
dividual is of far-reaching- importance. I
Next week is one not, only of good
entertainment, but of substantial value
! to the individual •>« ............... '
ml, us the program is '
varied ami appealing. j
Never before have the people of
Blaekfoot paid so much attention to
the problem of city building und de
velopment as they are at the present
time. Such problems as the paving of
streets, the beautifying of parkings and
Public places and the development of
municipal water and light systems are
before the public in a greater degree
than ever before.
There is a new a wakening—the real
ization that if people are to be happy,
they must live under right living con
Coming to ehautauqua is a man who
has made a life study of tiie smaller
cities and their problems, lie proba
bly knows jnore about bow to develop
tiie smaller cities and how to solve its
many municipal problems than any
____ ■
Deceased Was Formerly a WeU Known I
Carpenter of Blaekfoot. |
William F. Huffman, of this city,
aged 53 years, died at St. Mary's hosni
. , . * „ ■ s llos P* :
r' Thursday evening, from j
the effects ot a gunshot wound inflicted
by a stray bullet fired by the negro, !
V/? 8 «?-. ' SOM ' wheu 011 Monday, May
f. 6 ' Wl ! so, ' wa. engaged in an alteren
Hon with another negro, Mark West. !
file wound in his foot was thought to
ÜA3S^V C,lh ° # V h ' !,t
onis of 'teV. , J l Z OV ^T'
Mr. Huffman was the innocent by-stand
e ^:i° *"«rV° r e ° th ° rS ' wlo "B ,loi,, K
Hie wound in Ins foot ----- "-------'-*■ -
...' . * tamis and at on«e hui-fied i
with the unfortunate man to the Win
r;, 1 ÿsa xrift 1
stay the disease and avert the dreaded
After his arrival at the hnsnital Vfr
! Huff ai' .H « r l • ospit.il Mr
! sent word''to !,is mxin!w fVie, ,
! that he won 1*1 CO,n'e out all right" Con-'
valsions soon developed and grew more
j violent until all hope had t^ be aimn
: doned. Ilis children and sister, Mrs.
j Remole, were sent for. His wife had,
î* i*i*oi»i I >s* h i«*« I him ai.il was const a ntly
hcsiilt* him J I
j * n,u
: ..... , , . ,
^ infield Friday afternoon.
SJ..I I..... I. .. . 4-1 . 1 1
Die remains were brought here from
Seldom lias Sedan been
j 1 * **'" prime of life bring!
! • " ' ' x I * 1 "ssildc sorrow to those
1 *" 111 ' him. but also a sens
uugineiited by the tragic m
^'' s S ü ' n g- H was a journe
•»'«light a staggering shock and a
blinding tear, and death lias struck a
wound which will not soon heal. Mr.
Huffman's everyday life was bevuiid
reproach; lie was always a good ui-bdi
. .. hocked
.... at the tragedy ending in the death
of Mr. Huffman. Devoted to liis fam
nnJ;ri!:: i he .^r^Ln f
DSC* of tho WÎÂ iniVimtVv : m3
not only
I mi!* ami
of loss
bur, a true friend, and a ph
assuming man. He adhered to the sin.
pie creed of honesty in all his dealings.
He leaves iniiiiy sorrowing relatives and
friends, mid their sympathy goes out
to the wife who is without a helpmeet,
and to the cbiblren left fatherless,
-May the world be kind to .........
let-eased was born in Decatur,
ill.. May 14, 18fi.!. When still a bov he
moved to Iowa. January 14, 1895, he
j Mils married to Miss Ollie Hancock, who j
j with the children. Myrtle and Hugh,
survive him. He is also survived by
live sisters and a brother, Mrs. Etta
Lair, of Iowa, and Mrs. John Rem.de,
ot Sedan, being the only ones present at
*•'*' funeral. Mrs. Ella Henry, a sister
of >Irs. Huffman, was also here. Mr.
Huffman came to Sedan twelve y carts
ago and has since resided here, lie
was a member of the Christian church
since early manhood.
Funeral services were conducted Sun- I
day morning at 11 o'clock from the
home on South Douglas street, by the I
Rev. trank M. < olville, «f the Christ
inn church, assisted by Mr. .1. D. Me
Bilan. Beautiful hymns were sung by
Mos« I:' nu»« h. (. Arkamian ami D. J.
H»»vor, M«*ssrs Frank Hannon ami D. J. :
K«»vor, Mrs. hod A«karman, pianist
Interment was m (ireonwood i*enu*tery, i
—fc>«*«Jan Times Star.
other man in the country todav. Thai
man is Charles Zueblin, of Boston, a
speaker in constant demand and one
who i is noted for his practical ideas
on eivie matters.
to what one would expect,
• j*"*bljn does not talk in that deep.
scient iticii method used by some leet
ureré on such subjects, lie talks
1 straight from the shoulder
! cut manner and tells in a practical way
! of the reforms that can be adopted by
; any set of people in any community,
Bringing Mr. Zueblin to ehautauqua
is but another of the big things that the
hniitauquii does for the coinmuuitv in
real service.
Lou J. Beauchamp, the original hu
morous philosopher,- is captioned "The
thinker who makes you laugh, and the
humorist who makes you think." No
epigram could be more appriate Mr
Beauchamp is a verbal dvniuno—
charged with sunshine. He is packed
with tough-filtered words that hit He
shoots phrases with a "kick" in them
Hut his rapier-like thrusts simultane
■ - - iiuii.iuc
ously flash fun and pierce truth He
will put a crimp in a gathering of the
Beauchamp turns an audience into a
smile he lays a thought in the wrinkle
lie does nut drag his inimitable stories
in by the ear. They are part of the \
capsule—the sugar-coating to sonie I
Pretty stiff pills. He is a benevolent I
surgeon, though, his good cheer, being !
the only anaesthetic required by pa j
tieuts. Beauchamp preaches the gos- I
pel of sunshine and love. He believes i
that life is a glorious tiling—not the I
life that you can liny at any news stand
for a dime, but the eternal realty of the |
verb "to lie " lie ir a worry blotter.
His Sunshine Lecture will evaporate all
your tears. Every word is a radiant |
ray ot hope—every thought a lesson |
Ills enthusiasm is ns I
and a comfort.
4 ( ..,.«4 . 1, ' *1 . ... I
don't w t , , ""T '?' i ! , ' d 11 • vo " !
don t "*..t to be took with an un- ,
eojqui,ruble optimum, keep away from !
.Boil uchunip.
Last Friday afternoon Mrs. Rowlett
mother of Ed Rowles, who lives on the
corner of East Main and Bridge streets,
d iilio was old and feeble, met wi
iceounti '
While turning around* very
ami who was oh! and feeble met with
an unaccountable accident that moved
fatal. While turning around
quickly in her home she fell and broke
her right hip, and although everythin»
possible was done for her, death càn è
to her relief Monday afternoon.
her teens her fa,nib- moved'to ( tali for
" « ....."sided a nuadiei of
W to U ,il,- kfoot twenty
ceased was a native of Huni.fbnï Mo
" «•'" "as born, in 1840. When i''
,c 'i *
eight years ago, and has since made he>
111 ti'is "ity. "here her kind and!*'
::;s ;r„" cl
............ sin
l.v regret the accident that caused
! n' *i th ' . , " i,v " s to """"ii her!
death the tollow.ng devoted eliildren,
'"'V" thp , «y... tl,v of this entire
Mrs"T}oorj . Y f R °" '''' f m
M s' FeV L ?' BI «" kt «ot, and
' Vog,,ler ' ° f l oltl;>1 " 1 -
_Z_ EEPT * C
Tliroiurh tin* «f n, . 4
. U ^ M T,u <no, »* s tm* sportsmen
southeastern Mai.o ami Statt» dame
Wurden Rn
the federal game
part meut lias rescinded their previous
order of opening the duck
Idaho as lati
..... .. !--■» ...... .......
as October 1.
*liangt*s tin* fn ni km*
plauos Llalio with Montana a
srason m
The now
/.on«» ami
^ t,M ' s< ' nsOM ,0 ''
llm btli of 8<*ptoinb«»r, making
it just a month oarlior than Inst y«a,
anil linishing si.\ «lays la tor than 1'onnnr
Miss Nettie Badger entertirined :
1,1 her'friends at her home Mondo
cv.-aiiig at a farewell party. The even
nig was spent in ploying cards, Fivi
Hundred being the ginne. The prize;
......... "'°'i b.v Miss Corn Hilbert and Mr
E. W. Enlow, the former getting a beau
tiful hand-painted plate and the hotter
u pretty match holder. A dointv lunch
«'as served, after which the ,r U ests do
parte, I for their homes, feelino that
they had spent a pleasant evenin'.
Tuesday evening, June Id, the I, V
<'lub gave their annual .lance in I'ro
gress ball. The Club membership con
s >sl s of Thomas Bumgarner, David Nee
bin, Fort Arthur, Lowell' Holbrooke j
Harold Silene, Krsel Limlsev Harold '
Anderson anil Merrill Bovle. ' A large i
crowd attendeil. Buncli was served i
throiigliout the evening. The patron- !
east's were Mr. anil Mrs. D. F. Arthur :
Mrs. Bumgarner and Mrs Hnrrv Cm-i
__ '
The Heudrie Implement Co. has taken I
ovei the McCormick line of harvesting
miu hinery, ami will « an v m full line of !
tlioso j.oj.ular maoliinos. *an«l als«» a full!
supply of repairs for tho sain«*.—A«lv
Subscribe f- r The Optimist.
Miss M. Ruth Officer, of Kmporia,
and John Henry Stoneinan, of Onta
rio, Canada, were married June 0th at
the home of the bride on Union Street.
The double ring ceremonv was perfor
med by the Rev. L. M. Potts, of the
r irst Methodist Kpiscopal Church.
The terenionv was performed before
an aleove of ferns. Miss Florence He
white net with wwVe »Tri ,
^rr !
wedding a dinner was served !
The bride is the daughter of Mrs
Elizabeth Officer, and has lived most
of her life in Kmporia, having moved
here several veins ago from Rcndiuir I
She is a graduate of the Norm?l ».S
is also an accomplished musician She
has taught school in
years, aud bist vein she taught the third
grade at tl.e Union school. Mr. Stone
111 si lk is t)i*> ,.r XI.. ' , „ I
man is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. 8.
Stoneinan, of Ontario, Canada. He re
ceived an education in Canada. For
several years lie has lived in Blaekfoot,
Idaho, where he is owner of a large bee
raising concern, .and is an ex president
of the State Bee Association, Mr. and
Mrs. Stoneinan went, to Hillsdale today
for a. visit. The .bride's going, away
gown was of brown serge. They will
go to Blaekfoot. Idaho, next week,
where they will live.—Kmporiit Gazette]
June 7
The ease of David Wheeler, of Moro
'tind, vs. the Oregon Short Line rail
road, has been satisfactorily eonipro
use resulted

\ mised out of court. The ease resulted !
from damaged crops caused by tin- til
h'ged carelessness of the railroad in the
construction of a syplum on the High
Line lateral ditch which passes through
Mt. Wheeler's farm. The case was
handled by Attorney Dickinson, and
"as settled to the entire satisfaction of
both parties,

| Mr. Jones, whose colt suffered a bro
| ken leg lust week when it collided with
I James Hopkins' car, near Pocatello,
DONATES $20.00.
I ,, u|.|» , ..n ' «I, mill I Ulilll'llll,
! "as i„ Blaekfoot last Fridnv, visiting
, Mr. Hopkins, and although he entirely
! exonerates Mr. Hopkins
from any
blame in the injuring of liis colt, Mr.
Hopkins generously gave him $2U ns a
token of liis regret of the accident.
I -*■**'■'•>"" >">" »cck on a
i V18lt *.° , lls *?'*' W ' **• Uollins, proprio
1,11 ld the Model Cafe. The meeting
' v"? " ' ** rv 1,i *Pl , . v om '. «» Mr. Collins
h: " ,,ot K0, '" ,ll>i 1,011 for « Imut twelve
yean '
A. L. Collins, of Philadelphia, Penn., I
arrived in Blaekfoot this week on a I
j granting a change in guardians, David
Kerles, the new guardian of William
$792,000 BOND FILED
Ogden, June 10.—The following ac
tion of Judge N. .1. Harris yesterday in
i: *
I tiie late David Kceles, filed a bond in
th" district court today for $7112,000.
Sureties on the bond are Royal Ec
"l"s, W. II. Wattis. Joseph S. Eeclea
i «.nd, Bertha M. Kceles. '.Mrs. Kceles"
,, . er . °f ,,M ' , \ vo "•»« l>i"viously
appointed guardian, but was released
of 111 ''"alth
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-Salt Lake Trib
is used. Spent car
win til less trifles, if
I Itieli
To get full, permaiieiit value, save the
small sums; gather a fund that can be
used to real advantage--a fund that
will prove an important factor in life's
Open a Savings Account today.
D. W. Standrod & Co.
The ease of n. E. McMillan, plaint
iff, vs. .1. B. Sage, defendant, was tried
last Monday before a jury in the dis
trict court. Both litigants are from
Shelley, and are matrimonial relatives
El" T"-!-** •
n,,(l ,ru "* in his friend and relative for
! r:rr r "' ......
"•? *, * , "** " ot ** 1,11,1 «^unties ar
1 ' h« 1 reluctantly arrived at
" ,0n . ,hat . «»*<««»«• had
hetraye,]I, and sought the courts
v » the first time in his life.
• tW,th, ^ ,,,B * S»g".
!•! "" PX P rr,p "'' e<, l,ti K a, >t «»«I was ably
ld™C\h^', J ° hB
'' it' , ' the evidence was so
twenTv rn'iint ""t' * t, "' j,,ry
,we ?.t. v "" "'tés to render n unanimous
- unanimous
verdict against him.
Mr. McMillan was represented bv
Holden & Holden, and the verdict fie
received was for $880.54.
Defendant is owner of tiie Sliellev al
falfa mill aud the sire of N. S. Sage, a
quondam Shelley hanker, and for years
has been a conspicuous figure in the
district court, where he lias always
played the part of defendant.
' The bull game Sunday with Shelley
was u rutlier one sided game, the acorn'
being 1.1 to 1 in favor of Blaekfoot.'
The home ténia find-a first class pitcher'
from Self Lake "City, nM VXpéct to :
keep him in the tS'ltiire-; 'Äffer -the bull
game .there woi-e-Hiroo mile mntoi-i
k'flme there were-tliroe mile mntoi-cvrle
r,, ."" H * "hit'll D. A. Je.ujtens was'the
winning man.
Last Wednesday. June 14. was Flag
Day. and the Grand Army of Idaho ob
served the day by an annual encamp
ment at Pocatello. Three of the four
Grand Army veterans of Blnckfoot were
in attendance, and so was John Bond
Br.. who is a veteran of the Mohawk
Indian war of Utah, for whom a pension
bill was recently passed by Congress
We are indebted to Mr. John Bond
Sr. for a copy of the program.
Last ......lay, Katie Martin, 7 year*
old. was drowned in the Snake River
near Thomas; a party attempted to
cross the river in a buggy, when it.
turned over, dumping them out; all of
I the party were saved except the little
I girl. The body has not yet been re
I covered.
W. L. Sparks and wife escaped, tho
Sparks boy rescuing liis 11-year-old
There is a ^reat hay famine in thin
part of the Htate, and with the pro^>
peet of the first crop of 19Hi heilig a
failure from eold weather, the hav
«piestiou is a serious one to stock
owners. Dealers inform us that the last
stacks sold in this vicinity brought *t'J5
per ton*
Mrs. L. A. (iraham left for Koches«
t<*r, Minn , yesterday to consult the
Mayo Brothers, in the hope of better
ing her health, which has been greatly
impaired by the presence of a tumor,
which will most likely require a sur
gical operation. {She will be aeimm
panied by Miss Anna Brenton.

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