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□ ■a □ KFOOT OPTl 1ST OFFICIAL PAPER OF BLACKFOOT CITY AND BINGHAM CO., IDA. VOL. IX. NO. 34 BLACKFOOT. BINGHAM COUNTY, IDAHO. THURSDAY. JULY 20, 1916 $2.00 PER YEAR DEATH OF A $200,000 INDIAN Big Jimmie-, the oldest and wealthiest Indian on the Fort Hall Reservation, died very suddenly Monday morning at 4 o'clock. His death is quite a mystery, as he has always been in good health and spirits. His demise came as sudden ly as though he had been shot. The Reservation and another doctor claim that his death was due to some trouble of his head which they did not explain. Deceased was born in the vicinity of Boise about seventy years ago, and leaves a wife, a 45-year-old son and two other children. He was one of the first denizens of the Reservation, and his estate, con sisting of land and stock, will appraise in the neighborhood of $200,000. His funeral took place in the Reserva tion cemetery last Wednesday. He was nu exceptionally good and provident In dian, and Ralph Dixie, his secretary, Bays he does not believe he had an enemy. BINGHAM COUNTY'S BAD BOADS While at the Lake Hotel in Yellow stone Park one evening last week J. H. Early was with a party of men smok ing in the lobby when the general sub ject of roads came up. The travelers were from almost every state in the north Union. All were strangers to each other and none knew- that Early was from Bingham county, Idaho, and' when one man who had driven from Chicago to the West Coast, through Yosemite Park, thence through to the Yellow stone, saiil that the very worst roads encountered in the trip of 6000 miles was thirty miles in and out of Black foot; Mr. Early at once admitted his residence and his connection with tho good roads movement and made apol ogies. He acknowledged the very bad condition occasioned by the inexperi ence of the several county commission ers in road building and their attempts to patch roads after the spring rain season. Mr. Early reports h macadam road from Ashton to St. Anthony, a distance of about 25 miles, where any conveyance can be run at its limit of speed and the laws; also that from Idaho Falls to Blnckfoot, while in Bonneville county, the roads are fair and that in Bingham county they are very rough, requiring two and a quarter hours to make the twenty-five miles. D. II. Biethan has returned from a trip to California. Wash Day Problems Solved By using one of our Electric or Power Washing Machines Lewis Power, Stationary Wringer $27.00 Lewis Power, Swinging Wringer 29.50 Lewis Electric, Stationery Wringer 52.50 Lewis Electric, Swinging Wringer 57.50 Grinnell Electric, Swinging Wringer 60.00 Grinned Electric, Swinging Wringer and Extension Steel Bench 70.00 Any of the above machines sold on the easy payments of $5.00 down and $1.00 a week. Cad in and let us show them to you. NEIL F. BOYLE & CO. ORGANIZE CIVIC LEAGUE Last Thursday evening about sixty citizens gathered at a banquet board in the basement of the Baptist church, and after indulging in a very bounteous and palatable feast proceeded to do something to make a greater and better Blackfoot and Bingham County. With this view in sight the organization of the Bingham County Civic League was perfected with a board of nine direc tors who were selected for terms rang ing from eighteen to six months. Messrs. MacCasham, E. Pearson and Stuart Parkinson were given the long term. Nofear Davis, W. C. Sollenberger and Byrd Trego the.next, and Attorney Beakley. H. C- Tavey and Win. Vnrley, the short term. About 35 or 40 charter members signed the roll of the league with a semi annual fee of $9.00. RETURNED FROM THE CHIRO CONVENTION Dr. Cannier who attended the first open session of chiropractors at Ogden last week, says that the session was a success in every particular, and showed the public the wonderful advances the profession has made in the past decade. Dr. Gaumer, who is conceded to be the most prominent and successful chiro practor in this part of Idaho, says the lectures amounted to a clinic which was of great benefit to those in attendance SHELLEY BOOTLEG GERS PUNISHED Tom Huit and Joe Clough, the two bootleggers who were arrested in Shel ley on the 4th of July for having 100 pints of Sunny Brook booze cached away for sale, appeared before Judge Cowen last week with pleas of guilty Huit, was fined $100 which he paid, and Clough was given 30 days and a fine of .$100. He is now detained in the county bastile, and when his time is up he snys he will "pay the fine. The booze was brougnt in from Mon tana, it is said. THE 24TH TO BE OBSERVED Next Monday, July 24th, Pioneer Day, will not be celebrated by any pub lic program, but the banks will remain closed during the day, and the stores will respect the occasion by closing at 10 a. m. President Duckworth and his councillor. Nofear Davis, suggest that all of our people who wish to celebrate the day go to Thomas or Rose where they have very appropriate programs prepared for the occasion. SIDEWALK ORDINANCE BEING ENFORCED The city council held a regular and called meeting Tuesday night with five members present, the absent ones be ing Thompson, DeKay and Stephens. Mayor Peek presided and the min utes of several previous meetings were read and approved. Alex Younie and wife and W. H. Cherry and wife conveyed to the city free from all incumbrances property lo cated at the southwest corner of Lot D, Hippie's addition to Blackfoot, to be used for the improvement of Bridge street. It was moved and carried that after Sept 1, 1916, the city buy no more dirt for street purposes. Morris Bros, agreed to build 125 feet of cement sidewalk in front of Mrs. Chalmers' residence on Stout avenue for $75. The agreement was accepted sub ject to the approval of the city at torney. The city engineer was instructed to give Mr. Badger a 13-foot curb line in front of his property on Bridge street, I subject to specifications of street and I alley committee. Ordered that an open ditch be built I in tho alley between the west side of j Taylor street on .the south side of Fran cis, then south on alley one block and across Alice street. Ordered that the Molden sidewalk on University avenue which is out of line, be referred to the street and alley com mittee for adjustment. SOME SERIOUS ACCIDENTS While housedeaning last Monday, Mis. George Holbrook fell from a step ladder and broke one of her arms in two places above the wrist. Her other an.I Was badly sprained. It is reported that her husband will soon return from California, where lie has been sojourn ing for the past several months. ' Mrs. Lars Nelson, who lives on tho Rich lane, had the misfortune of get ting one of he rhauds in a feedehopper last Monday and suffering some painful wounds. J. D. Jensen, who is running the Ro bethan ranch, met with a very serious and painful accident this morning. While loading hay a Jackson fork struck him ill the face and one of the tines entered the corner of the left eye and penetrated through the nose, causing a bad hemorrhage. As yet it is not known whether or not his eyesight will be in jured. Monday morning the 17-year-old son of Attorney Good met with a very up fortunate mishap. While cranking n Ford car in the Bills garage his grip -•lipped and his right arm was broken above the wrist. Dr. Mitchell set the arm and the young man is getting along as well as could be expected. GOT HIS WOMAN Deputy Sheriff Dann is expected home today from Nebraska, where he went about a week ago in search of Miss Dyson, .the 19-year-old girl whose father is now in the Bingham countv jail charged with being criminally inti mate with her since she was 13 vears of age. The unnatural sire is being defended by Ed Holden and Hansbrough & Gagon, and is expected to be prosecuted by his wife, son and daughter. UNCLE TOM'S CABIN RAIDED Last night about 11 o'clock Deputy! Sheriffs Chamberlain and Thompson made a raid on Uncle Tom's cabin on Alice street, opposite the brick barn, and confiscated a quantity of booze that was being retailed at the canteen price of 25c. a drink. They also gathered in the black pro prietor, Tom Bellamy, who is looking j forward to a term in the State Prison ! at Boise, as this is the third or fourth time he has been caught selling the for bidden wet goods. BLACKFOOT WINS ARCO GAME The Blackfoot ball team went to Areo Sunday and played a return game, Blackfoot winning, the score being 4 to 1. In the first six innings there was no score made, the score being made in the last three innings. A special train took the team and many boosters to Areo, returning in the evening. SPECIAL Saturday Only, July 22 Choice Sugar Cured Picnic Hams at 15c Per Lb. These Hams are pot op and sold by the Blackfoot Packiag Co. aad are fuaraoteed to be first class io every particular - Blackfoot Packing Co. Bridge St. Blackfoot, Ida. Ordered that Mr. Barclay bo furnish ed material to build a new fence be tween Ins property and the cemetery subject to the approval ot' tho eeineter\ committee. Councilman Boling was in strueted to make arrangements for the installation of a fountain iu the come ter.v. The ordinance that was drawn and submitted to the railroad company foi a franchise to build a spur track acrosr Main street to the Anderson lumber yard in the Tanner addition has not been entirely approved by tlie railroad clause, which they object to pay for. inferring that the lumber company should stand that expense- The council does not seem inclined to alter the con tract ami will allow the differences to be settled bv the railroad and Uunbei companies. ' , ' We have been informed by Mr. An derson, the local manager of the lumber yard, that his company stand ready to do the paving specified in the ordi nance, thus n moving the only obstacle in the I uilding of the spur. Building Permits To Geo. Campbell to build a frame building 12x22, lots'6 to 10, Lewis addi tion to Blackfoot. To M. N. Austin to build a frame ad dition to his residence in Block 43, lots 6 to 10, to cost $750. To R. A. Boice to build a bungalow 24x30 feet in block 51, lots 1, 2 and % of 3, Daniison addition to Blackfoot. WHERE THERE ARE NO UNEMPLOYED There are no legitimately unemployed men in this bailiwick. Every able bodied man who wishes worn can readily find it. If a man is idle here, it is his own fault- He wishes to be so and hides himself from the employer. Why, the street work alone is occupy ing the working hours of all the willing workers to be found. The Eecles hotel has a small army at work preparing the basement excavation for the super structure. And Tuesday morning a score of nw>M,..hi olio body, left this city for the hay fields on a big ranch near Challis. The myriad fields of this valley call for men in ever increasing numbers. The problem here is not to find work for the unemployed but to find the un employed to do the work. That is why Blackfoot is becoming known as a center of industrial activ ity, and one reason for the groat influx of new people that has come this year. PUBLIC LIBRARY OPENS ■ The Blackfoot Public Library will open next Saturday afternoon to its pa trons, and will be open every Saturday from 3 o'clock to 5:30 in the afternoon, and from 7:30 to 9, in the evening; it «ill also be open at the same time on Tuesdays and Sundays. There are considerably more than 600 books in the library, much good fic tion. juvenile books, and reference works, etc. A few of the late novels will lie loaned for seven days, upon a payment of ten edits. Transients from the hotels will lie nskid to deposit the price of the bonk before borrowing, to guarantee return of same. (Vine mid visit the library, even though you do not want a book; every one is welcome. STRANDED ON THE DESERT While coining from his thoroughbred j stock farm at Moore last Tuesday, E. j M. Kennedy and family and a guest had a very unpleasant experience. When in the heart of the desert the axle of j his auto broke, about 8:30 o'clock, an<j it looked like the party would all have , to camp in the sands of the desert. ! Fortunately the Gem State laundry i wagon same along about 8:30 and took Mrs. Kennedy and her lady friend home, leaving Mr. Kennedy and his friend and family to camp all night in the auto. Next morning Mr. Kennedy walked 18 miles to Taber where lie se cured necessary conveniences to bring ! his friend and family home. It is reported that Bill Scott of Poca tello will soon return to Blackfoot and Open a drug store in his sister's build ing now occupied by Tim Hayes. Subscribe for The Optimist. JUDGE SULLIVAN'S SUCCESSOR HERE Hon. John C. Rice of Caldwell, Ida., a wry promising candidate for the su premo bench to succeed Judge Sulli van. was in Blackfoot last Friday and Saturday visiting friends who seem to be legion. Mr. Rice enjoys the distinc tion of being one of the most able and honorable lawyers in this State. IIis op ponent is Judge Robert Dunn of Coeur d'Alene, but as Judge Morgan of the supreme bench is also from the north. Moscow, it would not lie fair or wise for till* voters of the State to have two north Idaho men oil the supreme bench. Judge Sullivan is also a candidate to succeed himself, but as lie lias been on the supreme bench for the past quarter of a century, ever since we became a State, it is not likely that lie is at all sanguine of being re-elected, and as he is getting along in years and doubtless well fixed fitinneiallv, his retirement to private life would not offend him or his former constituency very seriously. "1 am a candidate for tile office of Justice of the Supreme Court of the Stile. "1 have practiced law in the State for twenty-five years. During that time T have been impressed with the power of the courts to affect the welfare and happiness of all those who make up our common wealth. Nearly every relation in life may pass in review before the courts, and all property may need the sanction of tlieir decree. "1 make the foregoing announcement of my candidacy with due appreciation of the high character of the service re quired of those whom the people select to take the responsibility resting upon our highest court." Mr. Rice is a lawyer at Caldwell, and will probably be remembered by the old-timers as an associate of former Governor Steunenberg in the establish ment of the first bank in St. Anthony. Six years ago lie was a. candidate for the gubernatorial nomination against Governor Hawley on the Democratic ticket. He is described by the people of his home town as being a prominent and eminent citizen. As the nominations for justices of the supreme court have by law been made non-partisan in nature, the ele ment of polities does not enter into the campaign of Judge Rice. He with others will have to go before the peo ple at the primary unsupported by n po litical party, and purely upon tlieir own merits. FARMERS' FRIEND HONORED Leo N. Lewis, owner of The Dollar Bill department store at Pocatello, was Wednesday officially appointed by Gov ernor Alexander ns a delegate to the tenth annual conference on taxation to be held at Indianapolis, Indiana, August 28th to 31st. Air. Lewis receives this appointment by reason of his integrity, fitness and discretion. Subscribe for the Optimist. Â Life Saver for Autos in Trouble A New Invention Can also be used for hoisting or lifting. Address J. T. EVANS, TWIN FALLS, IDA. Wholesale and Retail. (F Knowing the Right Men M ANY SUCCESSFUL MEN attri bute their progress to helpful associations. A connection with this Institution af fords every legitimate accommodation and makes readily available the sea soned judgment and expert advice of men thoroughly familiar with local business and financial requirements. Our Officers are here to serve you. D. W. Standrod & Co. Bankers BLACKFOOT IDAHO J THOMAS WILL CELEBRATE 24TH The following arrangement for tho celebration of Pioneer Day at Thomas has been perfected. Robert MeMurdy and George Lungniore will fire a salute of six guns at sunrise. Promptly at 9:30 o'clock oil the race course, in front of the grandstand, the Primary Associa tion will execute a miniature imitation of the pilgrimage of the Mormons from the City of Nauvoo, III., to Winter quarters, with a rendition of a counter part of the celebration and program held upon their arrival at that place- Also (he arrival of Captain Allen with the Federal Government's dispatch com manding a battalion of 500 men to serve in the Mexican war, and Brigham Young's reply thereto, nnd also the bat talion in miniature form. The caravan will be divided into companies, each under the supervision of a captain, each company to have two small covered wagons. Following this the program will be rendered in the hall as follows: Binging—"lip, Awake, Ye Defenders of Zion," by the congregation. Prayer by Chaplain. Binging—"High on the Mountain Tops. ' ' Address of Welcome by John R. Williams. Instrumental Duet—Laura Coleman and Lester Olson. Oration—Andrew Anderson. Duet—Bingham brothers. Recitation—Mary Hroadhead. Bolo—Mrs. John Harmon. Recitation—Mrs. L. .1. Turpin. Bong—Bernice mid Ruyiiiond tianson. Music interspersed by tho throughout. The ball game and the children's dance are set. for 2 o'clock p. in., races and diversified sports to follow. Tho celebration will conclude with a dance in the hall at night. A cordial invita tion is extended to visitors from far and near. Colne and celebrate the birth day of irrigation in the arid West. Chris baud AY. W. Stevens, Raymond Stevens and Willard and Louis Barnes of Rock ford, and I. II. Allred and Robert Wal ters and sou, his two daughters and son-in-law, Mr. Olson of Thomas, visit ed the Experimental Station at Aber deen on visitors' day. the 14th of July, and all returned enthusiastic agricultur alists, declaring themselves the posses sors of knowledge worth many times the time and money spent in making the trip. MANY SUNDAY EXCURSIONISTS The first cut-rate excursion last Sun day on the Mackay branch was a very popular affair as 145 tickets were sold at tlu' Blackfoot depot. The excursion ists were principally fishermen who spent the day on the Areo and Mackay streams where they all seemed to have some luck.