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X KFOOT OPTÏ OFFICIAL PAPER OF BLACKFOOT CITY AND BINGHAM CO., IDA. D □ 1ST VOL. IX. NO. 40 BLACKFOOT. BINGHAM COUNTY, IDAHO, THURSDAY. AUGUST 31, 1916 $2.00 PER YEAR LOCAL SCHOOLS OPEN SEPT. 5TH. The teaching force for the city schools is complete, the three school houses are in repair and good condition from a sanitary stand point. The wag ons have been re-fitted, the drivers hired. Books are to be found in the book stores and second hand books at the Central school. All is in readiness f V work on Tuesday. Pupils will report to the buildings on Tuesday, each going to the room and building to which he was assigned at the close of school in the spring. New pupils will be asked to get ad mission cards from the superintendent of schools on Friday forenoon or Sat urday afternoon of this week. High school. pupils should enroll on Friday, Saturday or Monday afternoon. No pupils will be enrolled on Monda}' before 1:00 P. M. on acount of teach ers' meeting. Mr. Eichelberg, the high school principal will meet pupils at the office on any of these days to talk over the work for the year. Any grade school pupils may call at the book stores and secure books for the grade to which he is assigned by show ing a promotion card. Each store will be supplied with a list of the books re quired for each grade. It is very neces sary that all books be secured before Tuesday as we expect to have regular school work in full swing on Tuesday afternoon. Those who have rooms to rent either with or without board will please noti fy the superintendent of schools at once either by mail or telephone. Those who desire the services of a school boy or girl in their homes should take this matter up with the school authorities at once. There are several worthy young people who have signified their desire to work for board and room. There are few changes in books this year. In the grades there will be a change in spellers. The State Board of Education has authorized this change. Should a pupil possess an old speller of tho kind used in Idaho previous to this year, he may give it in exchange for the new book paying a small dif ference. The high school books will be the same as last year with one exception, i. e. Algebra. Here again the old books will be taken in exchange. There is every reason to expect a very large enrollment this year so it is urged that all pupils who are to enroll in the schools, either enter the first day or make their time of enrollment known so that room may be provided for them. All pupils who are to enter the primary grades should by all means come the first day. No one will be ad mitted to the primary grades who is not now six years of age or whose sixth birth day comes later than Noverber 1, 11(16. Please do not ask for concessions along this line. Office hours for this week: Stiperi tendent 8:00 to 12:00 A. M. and 1:00 .to 4:00 I'. M. High School Principal, 9:00 to 12:00 A. M. and 1:30 to 4:30 P. M. W. P. VINCENT, Superintendent of Schools. The Ladies' Aid of the M. E. Church will open a lunch booth on the corner of Main anil Pacific during the last two days of the Fair, and your patron age is solicited Phone 461. North Main St. ANNOUNCEMENT We wish to announce to the people of Blackfoot and vicinity that we are ready to serve you with a complete line of Building Material. Our stock is clean and new and "where quality counts Price Compels." Come in and inspect our yards and stock. Let's get acquainted. Yours for One Foot or a Million ANDERSON & SONS COMPANY, LTD. Blackfoot, Idaho E. L. ANDERSON, Local Manager. MOTHERS' PITIBIiE PLIGHT Last Monday Sheriff Simmons visited the home of Aleck Vaughn and arrest ed his domestic on a charge of arson. She is a comely brunette w r ho says she is 21 years old, and is accompanied by a little girl one and a half years of age, who she admits is an illegimite child. She says her father is dead and her mother lives at Rigby, Yesterday she admitted to the officers that she purposely set fire to a haystack in Wa pello that belonged to Wm. Anthony who is said to be a loser to the tune of between $400 and $800. She has told the officers the reason for her crime, and it is a pitible tale of man 's de ception and woman 's ruination and her sacrifice for her child. Deserted by the man who betrayed her and made des perate by his fnther's alleged scandal she become frenzied for revenge and commits a crime that may make her a felon and her child an orphan. She seems indifferent to the enormity of the crime she has committed, and acts as though she believes she was justified in doing what she did to make others atone for the desertion of herself and child. She says her alleged husband and father-in-law never contributed a cent to the support of herself and child, and seems very grateful to Mrs. Bat way for attending her in childbirth with out compensation. She is in the Sher iff's custody but has not been locked in a cell, and her child is as happy With her as though she was a loved and respected mother, surrounded by all the joys and comforts of wifehood. The unfortunate and deserted mother whose name is Hazel Brausen, will be tried today, and the case is the most pitible that, has been tried in Bingham county in many years. ' ' When lovely women stoop to folly, And find too late that man betrays, What art can sooth her melancholy, What joy can drive her grief away." . . j TOMORROW LAST DAY OF FAIR Tomorrow is the Inst day of the local fair and all who have not yet atend ed it should take care and not to mi"s it, as the horse racing is the best that ever was seen in Blackfoot. The exhibits are bettei than anticipated, and the fowl display is exceedingly good. The stock display is as good as ever, and Ed. Kennedy's exhibit of thoroughbred Hereford cattle is bette than ever and a great advertisement lor vac county. The exhibits of the Indian school on the Reservation is very at tractive, and consists of vegestables and art work. The attendance has been good and everyone seems satisfied. It is expected tomorrow will be the ban ner day for attendance and a good time. MAES METING AT SPRINGFIELD A very enthusiastic mass meeting was held at Springfield Monday night when about one hundred farmers were in attendance. Glen R. Bothwell of Salt Lake City, one* of the owners of the American Falls ditch, and some of the sugar factory representatives were pres ent also. The object of the meeting was to induce the sugar magnates to establish a sugar factory in Springfield. Sterling and Aberdeen both want a sugar factory, and with one at Spring field it is figured there would be am ple inducement for a factory at Aber deen. Dr. Scarborough, the Eye Specialist will be at the Cottage Hotel, Tuesday, September 5th. Republican Candidates Hold a Meeting At a meeting called by R. N. West, Chairman of the Republican County Central Committee, at the Court House, a large number of the candidates seek ing nominations on the Republican tick et for County Offices, and a number of the members of the Committee were present. After a discussion of the gen eral interests of the candidates the fol lowing proceedings were had, to-wit: It was moved and carried, that the members of the Republican Central Com mittee be, and they are hereby instruct ed to appoint Challengers in each of the voting precincts of this County to challenge all persons offering to vote in the Republican Primary who are known to be members of any other political party having a ticket in the field. Moved and carried: That a copy of this resolution be furnished to each of . the newspapers of this county with the . request that the same be published, j Dated at Blackfoot, Idaho, this 28th day of August 1916. The Republican primary candidates with but few exeeptions, met at the probate court rooms Monday morning in private session, to which all scribes and phariases were denied admittance, and lie who dared enter that political confine was rudely ejected. The meet ing was presided over by R. N. West and the object of the meeting was to prevent, if possible, members of the Democratic, or minority party, voting for republicans at the primary. The objects of tho Democrats in voting for Republicans at the primary is to defeat the most popular candidate and have the most unpopular one chosen so that their candidate may have a weak man to defeat at the general election. No reputable Democrat will stoop to this unfair relic of political bossism and duplicity, and if it is done at all it will be by the unscrupulous office seeker, tho chronic aspirant, or the po litical bum who would violate the di rect primary as he has the convention of the past and in order to prevent this political double crossing;'it Repub lican challenger will be placed in each of the voting precincts in the county ELECTRIC R'OAD MEN HERE A party consisting of engineers rep resenting the W. K. Palmer company of Kansas City, AIo., construction en gineers, accompanied by Clark Gib son of the Pocatello Transit and Inter urban Railway Company; Carl Bar nard of Pocatello and S. L. South of Salt Lake, spent last Wednesday here, enroute from Preston, Idaho, the pres ent northern terminal of the line, to Ashton on the north. The engineers aud those with them are engaged at this time in making a commercial survey of the country gathering information as to the ton nage produced at the present time and the prospective tonnage, the number of acres of land under cultivation, and present and future population. The figures will be used in basing their es timates. Tho road in question is in operation from Salt Lake north through Ogden, Logan and the famous Cache Valley, to Preston, Idaho, the present ' termi uus. The road is owned and operated by the Eccles interests, which are spreading out in this section and mak ing a number of investments. While at St. Anthony the party visit ed the plant of the Ashton and St. An thony Power Co., with which they were »much impressed, and after they were offered power at % of a cent a kilowat, the engineer said he would rec ommend the building of the road. At present this plant has a capacity of 5000 H. P., 2000 of which has been offered tho interurban people, and the other 3000 will be keppt for the Mud Lake irrigation project. The party went through the park to see the gen eral lay of the land, and promised that when they returned from the East to make their report they would return to St. Anthony and get N. N. Holm the superintendent and promoter of the pow er plant to assist him in locating the proposed electric line. The estimated cost of the proposed electric line from Preston to St Anthony is $17,000,000. PRIMARY ELECTION NEXT TUESDAY This is the last publication of poli tical announcements and voters should scan and study them carefully and thoughtfully that they may select the best men to conduct their State and county governments. The Democratic candidates have no opposition and their party no choice and must either vote for a Republican or an objectionable Democrat. Eaeh Republican candidate has at least one opponent, thus offord ing his party a good choice of one of more candidates. AU these Republican and Democratic candidates are well known to the voters and their political friends could not be influenced by any fact or falsehood that any news paper might publish against them. And this condition is as it should be, as voters should be permitted to cast their votes for the candidates of their choice un prejudiced and uninfluenced, and if they make a mistake the tax-payer will foot the bill. Rexall Tablets 5c at Palace Drug Store. to challenge and prevent either Demo crats, 1'rogressives or Socialists voting for Republicans at the primary election. In regard to the matter of Democrats or other parties voting for Republican at the primary election we publish the following letter from Senator Borah to Mr. Benson of Whitney, Idaho: My Dear Air. Benson : T have your letter in which you state that you are advised that the Demo crats are going to vote in the Repub lican primaries for those whom they consider the weakest candidate in order to make it more easy to defeat the tick et in the coming election. You further ask what I would advise in regard to it. Well, Mr. Benson, it is difficult to advise upon the basfs that those pro fessing to be respectable citizens nre political crooks. It may be that now and then some Democrat would coun tenance such a movement and possibly some few would take the risk of voting that way hut 1 venture to say that not many of them will do so. A man who would go into the primary as a Repul lican and vote the Republican primär ticket for the purpose of which you state would rob a bank or burglarize a home upon the slightest incentive. And 1 repeat, Mr. Benson, that while there is an occasional crim inal in every community, not enough will do so to make any difference. I shall believe until it is demonstrated otherwise that the Democrats as a whole would resent such action. But the only suggestion I can make is that as ac curate information be kept in regard to the matter as possible'so that such punishment may be administered as un der the law can be administered. If I were in your place I would make every effort to ascertain the exact facts in your county and then we will determine after we acquire the facts what we shall do. Individually I will contribute of my time and money to the prosecution of an unmitigated scoundrel who would do this just us quickly as I would a man who t was caught climbing the porch of my 'neighbor. Very Respectfully, WAL E. BORAH. STRIKE INEVITABE RAILROAD STRIKE ORDER ''Sirs and brothers: This is to ad vise that the vote of the employes in train and engine service on the eight hour day and time and one-half over time proposition was overwhelmingly in favor of a strike. '•Notwithstanding this, your repre sentatives have been unable to effect a satisfactory settlement, and a strike under the laws of the respective organi zations becomes effective on September 4, 1916, at 7 a. m. ''Impart this information so those interested will understand that they are promptly to obey." ELECTION EVE ATTACKS The Montana primary law makes it unlawful to publish accusations against candidates for office immediately pie reeding an election without first sub mitting such charges against whom they are made, and which provides a severe penalty for publishing false informa tion against any candidate. The above law is a good one and should be universally adopted and en forced as it prevents unfair and un scrupulous papers and persons from slandering without a chance of vin dication. It is safe to say that most of these personal attacks on the eve of election are false for if they were not. their author would give his victim a chance to defend himself. However, it is a consolation to know that these scurrilous attacks have but little in fluence and often acts as a boomerang on their author who is invaribly a man of no despeetable following, but a hired character assassin. If a man is really unfitted for the office tie seeks by reas on of his dirth of honor, honesty or morality, it is the duty of the news paper to apprise the public to the fact, hut not without giving the accused a chance to vindicate himself if it is possible to do so. But petty, personal and spiteful newspaper or other at tacks are generally too absurd and trif ling to be of injury only to their author. SPECIAL PREMIUMS ON BREAD Bread made from Yellowstone Special. Bread, 1st prize $3.00, 2nd prize $2.00, 3rd prize $1.00. Rolls, 1st prize $2.00, 2nd prize $1.00. (lakes, 1st prize, light, $2.00, 2nd prize $ 1 . 00 . (lakes, dark, 1st prize $2.00, 2nd prize $1.00. BLACKFOOT GRAIN & PRO. CO., E. M. HUBBELL, Mgr. The Caribou Forest bas received a letter frôm State Game Warden Jones, of Idaho, dated August 25, stating that the Federal duck law has been altered to allow an open season,, Sept. 7 to Dec. 20. This news will doubtless be received with enthusiasm by Boar Lake hunters. A foil line of fishing tackle, kodaks and kodak supplies at Powers' Phar macy. Adv. t • A ROUSING RECEPTION D. W. Davis of American Falls, one of the lending Republican candidates t'or governor, spent last Saturday in Blackfoot looking after his political fences, meeting man} old acquaintances and making new friends. As a success ful farmer-banker and state senator, Air. Davis is the best known guberna torial candidate in this part of the state where he bears an unsullied reputation as a farmer, banker, statesman and lay man. In the evening he addressed a large multitude on the streets where the Woodman Band was employed by his friends to enliven his address. Mr. Davis, the candidate with a plan for the benefit of the tax payers, received a warm, in fact the largest and warm est reception of any candidate during this campaign, and many of his auditors who doubted tho practicability of his attempt to make Idaho a taxless state were convneed that his plan was very meritorious and eventually would lift a great burden off the shoulders of Idaho's tax-ridden citizens. He convin ced strangers that he possessed the sencerity and ability to carry his tax less plan as near success as possible, and his many acquaintances have unbounded faith in his honesty of purpose and financial ability to lie of great benefit to the tax-payer. They also believe that his plan if not. an immediate benefit, will be of groat relief to tax payers who have for years clamored for an economical, businesslike adinin istrntiou wlfich they have been in tho past denied. The county commissioners hold meeting September 8 for the sale of county bonds. ORPHEUM THEATRE Wednesday--Thursday, Sept. 6-7 Lubin's "THE GREAT DIVIDE" Adapted from America's Greatest Play The Scenically Beautiful, Perfectly Played and Directed Film. PRODUCED IN GRAND CANYON ADMISSION 10 and 20c Monday—Tuesday, September 4-5 AUDREY MUNSON The Artists Model—in The most darling beautiful picture of the year. "INSPIRATION" ADMISSION - - 10 and 20c. /T ..Protect Your Money.. ROM THE DESIGN OF get-rich-quick promoter. THE If you have money to invest investi gate the advantages of the Certificates of Deposit issued by this Institution. They offer absolute safety for princi pal, a stable rate of interest and are readily negotiable for their full face value. Our officers will be glad to give you further details. D. W. Standrod & Co. Bankers BLACKFOOT IDAHO J WILL PREACH FAREWELL SERMON Rev. Barnstable will hold a farewell service at. the Methodist church next Sunday, September 3rd. In the morning there will lie baptismal and communion service. At night there will be the farewell address. Rev. Barnstable transfers to Gris wold, Iowa in the DesMoines confer ence. Bishop Cook has confirmed the transfer of Mr. Barnstable, and the Rev. Johnson of Griswold, Iowa will be his successor in Blackfoot. The Rev. Barnstable has a host of friends and acquaintances who regret to lose him, but hope that their loss will be others' gain and that the Mock of his new field will appreciate and respect him as a man and preacher as have those of the Hock he is leaving be hind has. BLACKFOOT TEAM WINS FROM IDAHO FALLS Last Sunday at the local fair grounds a large crowd turned out to watch the home team defeat the fast Idaho Falls club in :i fast and interesting game. Idaho Falls has won practically every game they have played this year and were almost sure of victory over tho local boys. The Blackfoot team lias made a good record this year and stand in line for the championship of Idaho. Keltus and Marlow did their usual good work as the battery and were well sup ported bv the rest of the team. Fchool Supplies aud School Boo'us. Palace Drug Store.