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THE OPTIMIST GIVES 2000 PONY VOTES
EVERY YEARLY SUBSCRIPTION THE BLACKFOOT OPTI 1ST OFFICIAL PAPER OF BLACKFOOT CITY AND BINGHAM CO., IDA. VOL. IX. NO. 30 BLACKFOOT. BINGHAM COUNTY. IDAHÔ. THURSDAY. JUNE 22, 1916 $2.00 PER YEAR Another Political Ambition Satisfied It is rumored tliat County Treasurer Benson will not aspire to succeed him self in the approaching election, but will retire to private life. He is the only one of the present oflieial family who has grown tired of serving the dear people, that we know of, all the balance, with the exception of Commis sioner Christensen, being willing to again chance their political fates at the ballot box. Couuty Attorney Adair believes that one good term deserves another, and he is in the race to succeed himself, with no opposition. The probate judgeship seems to be a coveted job at this time, as the present incumbent and probable candidate to succeed himself will have some opposition. Attorney Good, for mer county attorney, has concluded to aspire for the place, and Mr. Rice, the defeated Progressive candidate for school superintendent two years ago has taken a fancy to the judicial ermintf of the probate court ; °s QUITS INDIAN PUBLIC 't SERVI Tom LeSieur, who for a number of years served on the Fort Hall Indian reservation in the dual capacity of chief of Indian police and Superintend ent of live stock, has been succeeded ajs chief of police by Joe Holbrook, and will hereafter devote his entire atten tion to the live stock industry, as super intendent of live stock. His commis sion as special officer of the Indian de partment will expire July 1, and he ah* sures us that it will not be renewed. He is in the ■ city this morning bn official business, and is stopping at the Hotel Monarch. For a good ninny years Tom LeSieur was one of the best known and most active special agents on the ' reserva tion, and in dealing with renegades, horsethieves and Indians who could npt be governed. About a year ago he was shot while attempting to capture an Indian at Idaho Falls, the Indian also being shot during the fight. It was but recently that LeSieur completely recov ered, a ball having gone through one of his lungs.—Pocatello Tribune. DID CRUM RETURN THE $5.00. Acting Governor Herman H. Taylor is inclined to the opinion that all tjiat glitters is gold, and no doubt the newsy who sold the present state's chief executiv a Capital News last night is of the same opinion. Acting Gover nor Taylor bailed a newsy anil pur chased a paper after feeling in his if est pocket and handing over what he thought was a five-cent piece. It hap pened to be a $5 gold piece, and the joke is on the Sandpoiut statesman Borne political wag when lie heard the joke, appended an alleged sequel to'the Story, and that was that after accepting the supposed five-cent piece the news boy met George E- Crum, of Lewiston, also one of the numerous Republican gubernatorial candidates, and sold him a paper, changing a 10-ceut piece and handing the $5 gold piece, which he Ihoqgbt whs a nickel, back in change. This would have the acting governor unwittingly contributing to the t*am paign fund of one of his opponents.— Capital News. EPECIAL CONVENTION or WOOL-GROWERS E. F. Hngeubarth, president of the National Wool-Growers' association, has issued a call for a special cojiveu tion of the national association t<> be held at Balt Lake, August 30 and .11, and September 1 and 2. At the conven tion the association will hold its first annual rain sale and will offer for sale .1,000 rams and ewes at public auction. It is stated that from the sheep-breed ers' point, the meeting will be the most important ever held in America.—Cap ital News. The ajipeal of the civil l.orse case of O, M. England, of Moreland, vs Tony Nelson and G. Brown, which was tried last week in the probate court, lias been dismissed by Judge Cowan. Ubas. Harris, Jack Stone, Clyde Ab bott and other noted local Knights are in Coeur d'Alene attending the pvtliiaii grand lodge. Another big Rexall 1 cent sale at the Palace Drug Store.—Adv. For State Auditor—L.L.Folsom.6-22tf L RICH. Mr. Charley Bonner arrived from Cal ifornia Monday night, where he has been for the past six months. |le is a son of Mrs. C. A. Davidson, of Black foot. While in California Chai[ley un derwent a serious operation ou the neck. He says he is glad to g^t back to Idaho and the pretty little girl lie left behind, and that California is not all roses. Miss Leona Brown, John Rurriston and Laura Burristoii went to Blackfoot to attend the ehautauqua and other amusements ami were pleased with the entertainments. Miss Laura Burriston made a flying trip to Blackfoot Wednesday t«i see the dentist. George Campbell went to Blackfoot Wednesday on business for the Gold Point mines. L. W. Smart spent Wednesday in Blackfoot, while enroute to Spit Lake City to see his aged father. Grandma Petersen was buried in Rockford Tuesday. EATH BELIEVES CANCER VICTIM After a long siege of sickness caused by an incurable attack of cancer, E. M. Ourey was visited by the merciful messenger of death last Friday morning at 4 o clock at the home of his old friend, A. E. McCoy. He was a cab inetmaker by trade, but since coming to Blackfoot about three years ago he followed farming. He was possessed of some real estate, among which are the lots on which are located the Mar tin coal bins, which will be sold. He is said to have relatives, but their place of residence is unknown. He was bur ied last Saturday by the Odd Fellows, of which order he was a member in good standing. SENATOR THOMAS RETURNS. Attorney (I. E. Crowley returned Fri day moruing from his trip to Chieago, where he attended the Republican na tional convention. Mr: Crowley and Senator L. R. Tbomas, of Blackfoot, made the trip together, and both in go 5 . , - . .... -, 1 /î. 111 * re * ur,lln .8! they visited several, , ot the larger cities. They went by way of Omaha, and after spending a day in that city and m Council B uffs, f went on to Ames Iowa, and visited the large agricultural college, where more f*" five thousand students are enrolled. In returning, they spent a day in 8t. |B Louis, and at Iiidepemrence, Mo., they I were met by the president of thecen-1 tral states mission of the L. 1). 8. ; t church and shown the historical points I sacred to the Mormon people in the yi cinity of Indepeuilence. Mr. Crowley I was not a delegate to the convention, but was appointed as assistant sergeant at arms, and had a position in the hall not far from the speaker's desk.—Ida ho Falls Times. OUR FEDERAL BUILDING. j - j Senator Thomas has returned home j from the Republican national conven tion well pleased with the trip and the work of the convention. While in Chi cago he met Congressman Addison T. Smith, who informed him that next week "We intend to pass the appro- | »CCK -we liiieim 10 pass ine appro-, pnatiou bill of $100,000 for Blackfoot 's ! long looked for federal building which was recently introduced by Senator Brady.' ' ------—— n --- ■ 1 -------- - ** ! ! PRESTO. Mr. ami Mrs. Baxter Hopkins mo tored out from Blackfoot Sunday and camped on the river. Mr. and Mrs. John Tavlor, of Suiniv- 1 lell, visited friends here last week âs ' hey were passing through to Salt Luke -itv in a car y 1 dell thev _____ r ______ „ ________________ City in a car. i The Frank .hints and the .Taiue* Just* and Mrs. Carson spent Sunday at Lava 1 Hot Springs. j Louis Stevens, of Blackfoot, spent Sunday here with friends. ' ( Messrs. Rollison and Beebe and the Misses Marion and Genevieve Just „t tended a dance at Wapello Friday uighf' ' I Miss Mvrtle Tccplcs was a Blackfoot visitor Saturday. I A great many from this loealitv at- ! tended the ehautauqua at Blackfoot 1 during the week and were well pleased ! ..... with the high class entertainment. Joseph Adams, of this place, and Miss Maude McBride, of Shelley, were quietly married at Pocatello last Thurs day morning. I 11 the contract Miss Mc Bride becomes Maude Adams, whieli should endear her to everyone, and Mr. Adams becomes the happiest man in all to the Bull Moose National Convention. Don't fail to read Biethan's two page adv. in this week's issue. It will save you money. OO AFTER THAT PONY OUTFIT. _ ________ _______________ ..„ rl ... . ............ Idaho. They.will make their home here, i wliere they have many friends to j shower them with gfid wishes. ! ____ I Rev. Stromqulst has returned from | tli6 East, where* he was a delegate to I the Lutheran Natioiml Svnod and also The last watch and theatre ticket in the pony contest will be given away to night at the Isis Theatre, J. Hans Peter sen getting the watch und Miss Mar garet Shirley the season theatre ticket. The best prize yet to be won is the beautiful pony and buggy, which will be awarded to some lucky boy or girl on July 5. Get vour friends to trade where they can get pony votes. What they buy will cost no more at Pony Stores, ami you can get the votes. Simple, isn't it? The pony is waiting to come to some little girl or boy to be their chum and plav-fellow. Do von want hiinf SURE you do! Go right after the votes; it is the hustler that wins. Don't forget that the Pony Stores are: Powers' Pharmacy, the Suutox store The Brown-Hart Co., the big out fitters. Blackfoot Fanners' Milling Co. Pearson & C«., the grocers. Central Meat Market, the Quality Shop. F. C. Christ, the jeweler. N. F. Boyle & Co., hardware. Standrod A Co., bankers. Hendrie Implement Co., farm impie meats. E. A G. Bills. Auto Co., repairing. The Isis, qualitv pictures ami vaude j ville. Council Sells Bond Issue Accept Sewer Extension Bid The city, council held a regular meet ing Tuesday night, with a full quorum ! . , „ ■ ... present and Mayor Peck presiding. The first order of business was the safe of the $22,500 street intersection J 5 per cent bonds. There were eight bidders for these bonds, and the bid of John E. Price & Co., of par and ac erued interest and a premium of $269.22, with no legal expense to the city, was accepted as being the highest and best bid. The council then adjourned until Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock, when all members were again present but Councilman Mowrey. After the minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved the petition of the Eceles Investment Co , 0 CO n 8 truet a sidewalk entrance to ^heir basement on Tavlor street was d ip(1 All property owners now main f ta5ni 8lde ;. nlk obstructions of this chal . a< r ter have promised to remove *jj em ' Th ;, £o „ 0 * illg bids for 88wep exten |B . on were received: Grove City p, umbing Co ( $ 1 , 409 . 0 «; the Clarke pi utnb j ng Co., $1,475.88. The bid of t j )(a f 0 ,.„ iei . company was accepted. ! A new 8pr i n kiing contract was award ^ £o a. Keelev and S. E. Rouudy. at | * , I corps of engineers an« ft gang of sur vcyors will begin a preliminary survey from the Utah line to Pocatello/ begin uing at both ends of the line. The im pression given out by those who are fa miliar with the plans under considéra tion is that the line will be an exten sion of the electric line that now reaches as far as Preston. The route BLACKFOOT'S PROPOSED | ELECTRIC LINK : — — j It is authoritatively stated that a reaches as far as Preston. The route will be continued up the Gentile valley n „.| will come out at a point near Dow ney, thence north to Pocatello and!. Bl'ackfoot anil on up to the Yellowstone j Park. This sort of a connection would mean a great deal to Pocatello, and in i all probability a local street eu system ! would be built.—Salt Lake Tribute. I - The Idaho Falls Register says: "The 1 lates . t development .111 the improvement ' f a for this immediate section is to be, ! Loin all present accounts—and they iconic from very reliable and almost un 1 ..... ........ .... - - i <'o n,e from very reliable and almost un disputable sources—-the building'of 1 tri '' traction lines which will cojiilrt | j Salt Lake City, Utah, With all of the . principal communities of »outhrtfstem j ( Idaho, including Pocatello and cities and towns throughout the upper Snake r * ver valley and oil to Yellowstone Park 1 and the Montana line. | I ''Arrangements have been completed f° r fhe surveys to start from the Utah I line north and from Pocatello south, ! u,ul to work toward each other. As , 1 the feasibility of the plan has already ( ! 1,eeu passed upon by competent au- ! tborities, the approval of the engineers is considered to be a foregone conclu Bum. A franc' ' _ ____ c _____ _______ i-bise has t>een granted iu . Pocatello for the operation of an elec trie car line throughout the streets of that community. "An electric line, buiit by the Eceles 1 interests of Ogden, is already in active i operation from Ogden north into south- , j e, u Idaho,- and as is well known, an ! electric line is in operation between I Ogden and Salt Lake. | The Utuh'Power and Light Uompanv I built a great powe» plant at Graue, Idaho, and with the power plant locat ed at Idaho Falls, and with other plants which can be developed, it is not ira probable that that-corporation is inter-, ested in the proposed new deal in order ! that they nmv find an outlet for their ! product. ' ; "The building of the inter-urban I road north from Ogden to Franklin, ! Idaho, has opened to traffic a great and very rieh and fertile section uf the country which is cutting up the large holdings intd smaller tracts of highly cultivated laud, and the dairy business is being largely developed as a result, as well as orchards and other smaller realty holdings. , It was stated in Idaho FaU.i this week bv a gentleman from Balt Lake who is well acquainted with eonditiens there and here, that the iie.vt railroad to be built into Idaho Falls and this part of the valley will be the road in question —a continuation of the electric line which at present terminates at Frank lin. Idaho. "With that announcement comes an un<lt>i^tan<ling of a number of recent i developments, all of which tfoes toL. prove that something of real import mice so far as commercial development' ipnir is concerned is not only being cmfsid ered by big financial interests, but is! well miller way. "The detuils may not be announced for some time, but it is a fact that can be accepted that a great deal of local development as well as development throughout all of the valley may lie ex pected and looked forward to within the course of the next few months. "Railroads built on palier are not an uncommon thing in the west and other r places throughout the country, but usu allv railroads so built end there for the reason that they are in the hands of promoters of little responsibility. In ■ the present instance so little is being ! said about the project, and the fact that it is in the hau-rs of interests well able to finance the plan, and men who know the country, that there is reason ! to believe that there is a great deal be hind the plans that is not being au . .lie per hour. The former contractors up their contracts Thirty hitching posts have been erect I, „„ B( , n Niel £J, B property I10rt b of the Red Cross Garage, and a site fur the balance in the south end of the eitv I is being sought. ' I Complaint was made against M. P. Ipsen 's privy, and it was ordered to be connected with the sewer—peaceable j if possible, forcibly if necessaiv. ' ! It w4* ordered that parties having! sidewalk extensions m Improvement ■ District'No. 18 could do the work them selves under the direction of the city j engineer. The petition of the Ecoles Improve ' ment Co. for a railroad spur to their : lumber G-ard in the Tanner addition, across Wain street in block 3, was re-I Auticipating an adverse report from the committee on their petition for a 1 spur across Main street to their lumber yaftk^ythe. Kerles Investment Co. with- ! drew their petition yesterday after néon, and we hâve been in-1 ferred to the street ami alley commit tee for investigation, formed that the Eceles Investment Co. .have accepted the .lecree of the conn- j ! e.ilmen very gracefully and will make 1 contracts to have their lumber hauled | front the cars to their yard bv tÀm. I the particulars mentioned. ' j "The building of a road such ns ills cussed means 11 rapid development I along other lines of commercial activity and endeavor. j __ | nouneèd, and Pocatello, Idaho Falls and : other communities as well as the entire j country throughout southeastern Idaho expect tn unusual development in THE CHAUTAUQUA. „JJl® ô™'.?*" 1 ?., ' V'' ®V, ed neat inn nl ' ' " ,b ^,r T u % i « , , T ° r . k Ma H«e Band, wlneli j ™ reputation, was eer- Hf.time* a. i*" °FP 01 l ' nl . 0 a i . . ... . . „ "" ' u •' v • . , I Wednesday morning Francis Labadie, the reader and impersonator, led the audience away among the Canadian woods and to Alaska and her gold fields, ! into the frozen a. tie regions and the lands of midnight sun in summer and perpetual darkness 111 winter, Mr. La f * _ perpetual darkness i eleO'.'bniHe-rendered several interesting read | iiigs, including "Tnc Cremation of . Sam McGee," by the famous Mr. Ser j vice, who has »0 enriched the world with his poems of these cold lauds so 1 far removed from warmth, love and ; 1 niu»ic of the great pulsating world. | Wednesday evening the rhaiitauquu ; '-"eueil with some very fine readings. I The whistling songs with piano uccom panhnent were marvelous. We listen \ , to these people with .such rare natural ( and highly cultured talent and we little ! stop to consider what time, toil and sacrifice they have given to become so efficient. It recalls to our minds the _ . ancient Greek art, the Athenians who sacrificed life entirely to master one a' n $le phase of art, and so thoroughly ! master it that the world todny, with 1 centuries of progress and has no hope to attain the art perfee , °f ancient Greece. "lie moving pictures with the lecture bJ r Hunsberger were excellent. Dr. 1 Hunsberger is a noted traveler und ex-1 ''''«rer. The pictures are the most won- j derful travel pictures ever ?a*ven. They are pictures of the aiitartie regions 10, 000 ,,li,ps »way from America and 2,000 " lilcK fr °ni the nearest human habita tion > in " la "*l never before seen by the ! e .V« «*f man. The pictures of the birds ! and animals of the antarctic regions ; were a source of instruction to the I »''hool children, ! ,;)r - Hunsberger told the story of Sir * )m 'glas Mas-son's dangerous journey ln thp »ntartic regions. The expedition was Hlp largest ill the history of ex P*ciratioii. It covered a period of 27 months, and was composed of 66 imi versity students and cost $.100,000. This exposition lias greatly enriched the , world with valuable knowledge. t '" s .i«>urney the faithful helpers J. * 5,r *b>uglaH Maw son, Dr. Mertz and Lieutenant Ninnes, lost their lives. The terrible cold, dangers, winds and hunger in these far-.way uninhabited countries make them very uninviting to travelers. Those men knew they were probably going to their death, but took the risk in order that thev , mi K h * give the world this valuable i icy southlands., toL. The wonl "ehautauqua" is an In , * la "."" p * lavp given it the "V* 1l,! * h pronunciation, «s Indian words' - Çn»»'tauqua gets its name now . ... , , , „• • P*"' but /? r thp ."'« r al and educational liPIlont nf lininii nitv all accent the first syllable. from Lake Chautauqua, in New York, where flinutnimua meetings were first insti tuted. The ehautauqua meetings at Lake Chautauqua were first religious services held out in the open nir. They have changed somewhat in the past twenty years. Now ehautauqua* are held everywhere over this great nation. They are not for anvoue's financial benefit of humanity. May heaven's blessings go with the «'•■autauqua and its world wide influ ■ pnpp - ! ~~" An interesting wash goods sale is now 0,1 »I H ,p Brown Hart store. See their adv. on another page. ! - The district court has been adjourned until next Wednesday FORTY AMERICAN TROOPERS 8LAIN Washington, Julio 21.—General Funs ton reported late tonight t-hat he had received official eon firm at ion of a flash , , ,, ... betweeii Carranza and American troops ■ . , , early today near Camzal, Mexico. He . . .... .... had no details or the incident, how ever, except those provided by Mexican officials at Juarez El Paso, Texas,' June 21.—A detach mont of American cavalry' clashed ! " v aumnn uivnirj cihbucu i " ' , * 1 Carranza forces nt Carrizal, about ninety miles south of El Paso today, ! both sides suffering heavy casualties, according to official reports received by Mexican militury authorities in, J«*»rez tonight. | According to the report, which Mcx ' ban authorities are investigating, forty Americans were killed by machine gun 1 flr p in a surprise attack. The Mexican casualties were said not to liave>been so, heavy, but General Felix Gomez is I named as being among the Mexican dead. | The American- command is said to I have been part of a scouting pstrol from Guzman, returning to General Per shing's line of communication. Carri zu I, mimed as the place of encounter, is about nine mines southwest of Villa Abinnada. the Mexican field base in northern Chihuahua, Later General Francisco Gonzales, Mexican commander at Juarez, gave out a statement in which he announced officially that Mexican command bad taken seventeen American .prisoner! He also said that General Gomez death had been confirmed, but said lie had no official reports as tu the number of casualties on either side. The wound ed, both American and Mexican, the exact number of whom is not known here, were taken to Villa Aliuiniida. j ° el,er " 1 Francisco Gonzales made the following statement; I "Immediately upon learning of the P re senee of the American troops in the j vicinity of Carrizal, General Felix Go niez dispatched a messenger with a re quest that the American commande withdraw to his comp. When the American troops remained motionless he sent a second dispatch bearer, who he sent u second dispatch bearer, who w - as fired upon bv the American troops, * after he had delivered his message. The Americans immediately moved forward and attacked General Gomez' command. "All the prisoners admitted that the blame should be put oil the American commander for having ordered the at tack. The prisoners were sent to Chi hunlitin City with the customary pro tection. ' ' General Gonzales said that the report bv. f h was m e to hi 1 bx j\eutt-naift C^UmioI ^tiCa« mu 8 d to the command of^the Carranzists loninmnd of rat < 1111 au/.ists with the full of General Gomez. SENTENCED FOB SHOOTING OFFICER t - " r - West, better known as j"Dutch" West, was yesterday sen fenced to serve front nine mniitliN to f wo ,y e ars in the penitentiarv for. the »l>°oting of Officer FackreH, who ut \ tempted to arrest him for jail-breaking. WANTS ANOTHER CHANCE. The civil ease of II. E. McMillan vs. J. B. Sage, which resulted last week in an $880.54 verdict for the plaintiff, will again be tried in thddistricteourt, a ! again be tried in the district court, if a motion for a new trial is granted. civilization,-- >p| 1( , excavation for the Eceles block on Tavlor street will be completed Sat urdaV; ' ttnd the hauling of sand for the 1 foxin.iatioti will commence next Mon da „ j ' BUSINESS EFFICIENCY C LOSE CO-OPERATION between the business man anil the finan cial institution tends to mutual advancement. Patrons of this institution find the officers willing to extend every legiti mate financial assistance to business enterprise, and thoroughly funiiliiir with prevailing conditions. Discuss with us the desirability of ■linking this Company your financial home D. W. Standrod & Co. Bankers BLACKFOOT IDAHO J Chautauqua Ends Tomorrow Night . . 4 , , „ 4 The Chautauqua started last Satur , , , 4 dav afternoon with a crowded tent and A . ..... . . continued during the week, drawing im .. .... ... both day and night, The ©ntertainments were ot a unique and meritori .°" H , * h " r " ter " d fullv . «pprocate,! by the public wero The •, ■ . , - , -, , , !U . 1< "I s *'' ? J 111 ! 81 ,*, " 1 '''assies' and ordinary, and the lectures ■'**?*.. ".V Y* ««n. '«!£» „'»"lii and f. t . h "'J ~" 11 al Z ra"' "ini ° w 1 ! ,ro . . ,, ,. -, ?"<> »«*«■ thl8 inhabitants are sacrificing their health an<1 happiness in a constant struggle for thp almighty dollar, the exiessixo Possession of which is more of a curse t ' lan a blessing. Tomorrow night the ehautauqua will close with a program by the Kaffir Boy Choir, which will Sing songs in our Ian ?," a, J!\ although they cannot speak English, aside from what they nave been drilled for. Their entertainment is said to lie the greatest hit of the week. Heur the little fellows sing "I'm the Child of the King." AN INCREASE IN THE CLUTE FAMILY On the 15th inst. at Karlville, Iowa, there was born to Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Glute their first-born, a charming lit tle daughter, which brought much joy to the young couple, who are well and favorably known here. Mrs. Clute was formerly Miss Edna Byers, and her father, A. E. Bvers, of Shilling avenue, now boasts of being the grandfather"of three children. BLACKFOOT MAN MEN TIONED FOR STATE OFFICE Peter G- Johnson, of Blackfoot, a prominent Republican party leader in the southeastern part of the State ami a well known Mormon, is prominently mentioned as the successor of Mr. Day, the deposed Stute lund board register. It is reported that he lias excellent in dorsements and assurances of support. —Capital News. ARCOITES AT THE CHAUTAUQUA Mr. and Mrs. Voseo,'of Areo, lire at tending the ehautauqua. and are the grtests of Mr. and Mrs. Thus- Ferguson. Mr. Voseo reports n building boom in his town, where several brick Imsraes-» blocks are on the eve' of construction, among which will lie a Masonic temple. He says Arco's future prospects are very encouraging for a prosperous little city in the near future. MRS. JUDOS BALL ENTERTAIN»* Lust Monday evening Mr*. Judge Ball gHve a verp pleasant party to he» neighbors, who enjoyed a very pleasant, evening. Refreshments, music ami dancing were indul|ged in, and. thn eight families present report an ex* ceedinglv pleasant evening. It is rumored that the city council will soon be asked for a franchise for an iiiterurlian railroad through one of its thoroughfares. Spencer Eceles, manager of the Eceles Investment Co., has arrived in Blackfoot to look after the interest» of his company. CASH FOR BOOK Highest market price paid for egg-» in cash, nt Hiethan 's. —Adv. 5-25-tf.