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OFFICIAL PAPER OF BLACKFOOT CITY AND BINGHAM CO., IDA.
VOL IX. NO. 41
BLACKFOOT. BINGHAM COUNTY, IDAHO, THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 7,1916
$2.00 PER YEAR
LOCAL MEN BUY
SUGAR STOCK
Ogden, Sejit. 2.—The entrance of a
new and independent company into the
Utah and Idaho sugar field with a eap
CLdization of $2,000,000 was announced
here today with the filing of articles
of incorporation for the Eccles Sugar
company of Ogden. The advent of this
new corporation into the beet sugar in
dustry is said to be significant for the
reason that stockholders have declared
it will compete with companies already
in the field, as well as with any that
may be recognized in the future.
With but two exceptions, the incor
porators of the new company are Og
den capitalists. They are Mrs. Bertha
M. Eccles, of Ogden, widow of the late
financier; Joseph M. Eccles, G. L. Beck
er, Ezra C. Rich, Joseph Scrowcroft,
Jr., Lawrence T. Dec, A. S. Patterson,
J. H. DeVine, T. W. Shelley and S. J.
Rich. Mr. Shelley is prominent resi
dent of Shelley, Idaho, and S. J. Rich is
a resident of Blackfoot, Idaho.
The $2,000,000 worth of stock of the
new company is held largely in trust
by Joseph M. Eccles, son of the late
David Eccles. Each of the stockholders
named as incorporators holds ten shares
of stock at the par value of $100 per
share and Mr. Eccles holds 1400 as
trustee. The articles name Mrs. Eccles
as president and general manager of
the company; G. L. Becker, vice presi
dent; Lawrence T. Dee, treasurer, and
H. M. Mon son, secretary.
All of those identified with the new
sugar company are more or less con
nected with the sugar industry through
the Amalgamated Sugar Company. Mrs.
Eccles is one of the heaviest stockhold
ers in the local company through her
interests in the David Eccles estate. L.
R. Eccles, her son, is general manager
of the Amalgamated Sugar Company.
Joseph Oerowcroft, Jr. another stock
holder in the new corporation, is the
eldest son of Joseph Scrowcroft, vice
president of the Amalgamated Sugar
company.
Several of those named incorpora
tors in the new concern stated tonight
that plans of operation have not pro
ceeded sufficiently to make public def
inite information, except that the com
pany will carry on its operations in the
Utah and Idaho field. The number of
sugar factories which it is proposed to
build and their location could not be
announced at this time, the stockholders
declared.
The announcement of the new- com
pany entering the field came as a dis
tinct surprise in this city.
SCHOOL ELECTION
The school election lsist Tuesday' was
quite a spirited ballot contest, and the
result w T as remarkably even. Following
is the vote:
E. M. Hubble ....................................278
Nofear Davis ......................................227
E. M. Kennedy ....................................222
J. G. Brown ........................................222
See our Silk Dresses before you buy.
Golden Rule Store.
ORPHEUM THEATRE
Tuesday, September 12
Cullegan and Hockwalds
Hawaiian
SINGERS AND PLAYERS
The Show That Always Pleases
Admission .% 25 and 35c
...Coming...
Thursday, September 21
"Bought and Paid For"
Friday, September 22
'An Old Sweetheart of Mine'
Prices 50-75 and $1.00
Tickets on Sale at Dustin's Pharmacy.
ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCED
The Misses Constance and Whilldin
Kinney were hostesses to about fifty
of their friends Saturday afternoon. The
performance at the Princess was en
joyed followed by luncheon at the home
of the hostesses.
Pink sweet peas and golden glow were
used in the decorating the dining room.
During the afternoon the announcement
of the engaement of Miss Bibiana Kin
ney and Dustin David Wakefield, of
Cerro Grande, Idaho, was cleverly an
nounced and the bride-to-be was shower
ed with best wishes.
The wedding will take placé at the
home of the bride's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Edward C. Kinney, September 9.
—Pocatello Ti ibune.
FAREWELL PROGRAM
The Thursday Morning Music Club
were the guests of Mrs. Fred T. Dubois
at its farewell meeting for the sum
mer, when the following program was
rendered;
Piano Solo—Goodnight........Nevins
............................................Miss Tavey
Piano and Violin Duet........Jocelyn
................Mr. Robbins, Miss Millick
Vocal Solo ................Mrs. S. W. Wilson
Instrumental Solo ....................Faust
..................................Mrs. J. Brokaw
Duet—Minuet ..................Beethoven
........Mr. Robbins and Miss Millick
Life of Gluck................Fred T. Dubois
Instrumental Solo................Massenet
....................................Airs. J. Brokaw
It was with sincere regrets that the
young ladies adjourned their club until
another summer and a vote of thanks
was proposed and given to their direct
tor, Mis. Fred T. Dubois and Mrs. J.
B. Brokaw and Airs. S. W. Wilson, who
have so graciously assisted them. Af
ter the Club a most delicious buffet
luncheon was served at small tables.
Aliss Elizabeth Hayes, of Boise, and
Miss Beitham were guests.
LONG DISTANCE AUTOISTS
Last Alonday George D. Fowle and
mother of Philadelphia made a short
visit to Blackfoot while en route to the
Yellowstone Park. While here they reg
istered with J. H. Early, the Wiley tick
et agent, and said that when they re
turned home they would have traveled
10.000 miles in their ear.
Another distinguished motorist that
registered with Air. Early last week was
Air. ahd Mrs. J. Clark Oldfield, of Chi
cago. They- arc enroute to the Park, and
when they return to their destination
in New York they will have traveled
24.000 miles. Air. .Oldfield is a cousin
of the famous Barney Oldfield.
FOR SALE—A BARGAIN
Five aeres of improved land, four
of which are in orchard. .1 room house
two porches and n $200 well of good
water. Will make good chicken ranch.
Just out of city limits. See Boyle, tin
land man.
WANTED
Girl for general house work. Small
family. P. O. Box 2115. Phone 11114.
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PATIENCE A VIRTURE OF UNCLE SAM?
Partial Primary
Election Returns
Election day passed off very quietly
last Tuesday when a very few outside
of candidates and their personal friends
and relations seemed to take any in
terest in its outcome. No one seemed
to be interested in the State ticket
save the friends of Justice Sullivan
who were very loyal and active in his
behalf and succeeded in getting a small
majority vote. Yesterday afternoon
with all but six precincts heard from
the following primary candidates who
had opposition and were successful are:
McCracken and Smith for congress;
1). W. Davis for Governor; Patch for
Lieutenant Governor; Barker for sec
retary of State; Lewis for state Audi
tor; Eagleson for State Treasurer;
Sweeley for Attorney General; Ethel
Redficld for State Superintendent of
public instruction; Johnston and Dick
inson for the legislature.
The county candidates are: J. AI.
Rider of Woodville, and Jed Taylor of
Riverside for commissioners; Simmons
for Sheriff; Good for Probate Judge;
Grace Fauleoner, for school superinten
dent, Alaleom for assessor; Adair for
prosecuting Attorney; Peek for Coronor.
CONGRESSIONAL, JUDICIAL AND
STATE CANDIDATES NOMINATED
Republican
For Congressmen—Addison T. Smith
and Burton L. French.
For Governor—I). W. Davis.
For Lieutenant Governor— B. AI. Holt
For Secretary of State—George R.
Barker.
Fro State Auditor—George W. Lewis
For State Treasurer—John W. Eagle
son.
For Attorney General—Marlin J.
Sweeley.
For Superintendent of Public Instruct
ion—Ethel E. Redficld.
For State Aline Inspector—Robert N.
Bell.
Democratic
For Cougressmeut—-Alariou J. Kerr
and .lohn V. Stanley.
For
Governor—Moses Alexander.
For
Lieutenant Governor—Ernest L.
For
State
Auditor—Clarence V an
Denson.
For
State
Treasurer—Solomon J*.
Worth
IlgtOll.
For
Secreta
y of State—-Joseph Ban
For Attorney General—T. O. Walters.
For Inspector of Alines—Thomas D.
Fry.
Non-Partisan
Justice of the Supreme Court—John
C. Rice, Robert N. Dunn.
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STATE CANDIDATES
D. W. Davis, candidate for governor.
Burton L. French and Addison T.
Smith, candidates for congress.
B. M. Holt, candidate for lieuten
ant governor.
Geo. W. Lewis in tlie lead with L. L.
Folsom running close for state auditor.
John W. Eagleson for state treas
urer.
Marlin J. Sweeley for attorney gen
eral.
George R. Barker for secretary of
state .
Ethel E. Redfield for superintendent
of public instruction.
That was the way partial returns
from the state-wide primary outlined
the Republican state ticket for the
November elections at 3 a. m. Wed
nesday.
Complete returns from 146 out of the
742 precincts of the state just before
3 a. m. gave D. W. Davis of American
Falls a total first choice vote of 5398.
Captain E. G. Davis of Boise, was next
with 3043, George Crum a close third
with 2630, and Herman II. Taylor 4tli
with 2101.
These returns included 22 precincts
of Ada county, and scattering return
from 21 other counties of the state.
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For Republican candidate for con
gress Representative Addison T. Smith
and ex-Congressman Burton L. French
were in the lead, with complete returns
in from 21 counties, the former having
6850 votes and the latter 59.'i9. Con
gressman AI e( 'rucken had 4416 and E. E.
Elliott, of Bonners Ferry hud polled
but 1727.
The following is the count up to the
midnight for other state offices.
For attorney general of the state,
Marlin J. Sweeley was in tlie lead with
677, Charles A. Sauiulerlin second with
490Douglas Smith a running third
with iw6 and Carlton Fox of Wallace
trailing with 292.
With a vote of 985, George R. Bar
ker, secretary of state, seemed assured
of a reiiomiuation for that office, Erv.
Johnson, liis closest, competitor, having
667, while Chaneey Wallace had but
.119.
John W. Eagleson, state treasurer
also seemed sure of renomination, with
1378 votes against the 808 polled by
Fred E. Fisk of Parma.
George W. Lewis had a lend of about
150 at midnight for the nomination for
state auditor. He had 792 votes, and
his nearest competitor, L. L. Folsom,
had but 644. "Farmer Bill" Park
hurst of Richfield had at that hour but
365 votes, and Alelvin J. Barrows of
King Hill only 277.
B. Al. Holt of Caldwell from the first
maintained a. lead over Captain L. V.
Patch in the race for nomination for
lieutenant governor, and at midnight .'16
precincts gave Holt 115(1 against 926
for Patch.
The race for state superintendent of
public instruction stood close, Aliss
Catherine T. Bryden having 1089 votes
against 944 for Aliss Ethel E. Redficld.
Scattered returns gave John C. Rice
the lead for justice of the supreme
court with 1455; Robert N. Dunn hud
12116, and judge I. N. Sullivan was
third with 'll97.
In many places the state vote of the
Democrats had not been counted, for
lack of contests in all save two places
made the nomination of the Democratic
ticket a foregone conclusion. James II.
Frazier and Ernest L. Parket were both
candidates for the Democratic nomina
tion for lieutenant governor, and Joseph
Hansen and William T. Dougherty were
competing for the Bourbon nomination
for secretary of state.
A FATHER'S COMPLAINT
Editor Optimist:
Dear Sir:
I have read in your last week 's issue
the article entitled, ''A Mother's Piti
hle Plight," and believe it unfair and
unjust. You know that I cannot pub
lish the facts in the matter, hence it
is unfair. I was in the sheriff's office
when you interviewed the woman in the
case, but you did not give me a chance
to give you even a glimpse of the other
side, hence it is unfair.
I will not publish the facts, but 1
will say this: The boy referred to as
a husband is at least two years young
er than the woman mentioned as moth
er.
I, myself, investigated the matter
at the proper time and decided that
under the circumstances I would not
use coercion in the matter. After due
deliberation I came to the conclusion in
the affair, and I believe time has prov
en my deductions to be correct. I be
lieve, too, that any sensible man, know
ing the facts, would have acted as I
have.
Wm. Anthony,
Wapello, Idaho.
The board of county commissioners
meet tomorrow to sell county bonds
and will meet again Monday to can
J vass the primary returns. -
CITY COUNCIL
of
The City Council held a regular meet
ing Tuesday night with all present
but Councilman Stevens and Heese,
and Mayor Peek residing.
The minutes of a regular and a regu
ular adjourned meeting were read and
approved.
Moved and carried that the city re
fuse to remove the old YJolden sidewalk
to replace a new one providing the
owners of the old walk would have it
removed.
The bill of J. C. McGuire, the paving
contractor, for $57,.'191.58 was read and
ordered paid. The bill of James Young
for J and 1-2 per cent of that amount
for surveying grade, amounting to
$2008.70, was also read and approved
and ordered paid. Balance due J. C.
McGuire on his contract is $48,6.42.84.
The bill of the Grove City Plumbing
Co., for $910.25, was presented and
read, but not being properly vouched
for was laid oved to the next meeting.
Police Judge Good, reported the sum
of $101 collected for the month of Aug
ust.
Chief of Police, Sewell reported the
sum of $48 collected for the month of
August.
It was moved and carried that the
alley intersections on Pacific street,
contiguous to the Eccles Hotel, be in
stalled when there is money available
to do the work.
The many frog ponds and old danger
ous buildings in the city were again
given some attention and the city at
torney was instructed to have said
nuisances abated.
Bills Allowed
Alike Bishop ................................$122.00
Alvin Kee.le ...................................
W. II. Grosecloso ...........................
M. C. Hughes ................................
Wm. Drew .....................................
Fred Gertsh .................................
P. J. Fisher ................................
W. T. Brown ...............................
White Transfer ...........................
Idaho Power Company ...............
W. A. MeVicar ............................
8. E. Roundy ...............................
Pete Plenish .................................
Airs. N. Shirley ............................
Jos. LeCour ....................................
Alose Gagnon ................................
Arthur Smith ................................
Jas. Young ....................................
Blackfoot Optimist ........................
R. L. Sewell ...................................
T. D. Brown ...............................
Pelkev Brothers ...........................
Idaho Power Co............................
J. E. Smith ...................................
AI. S. T. and T. Co....................
J. E. Good ..................................
Pleido Martinez ...........................
.T. Woolsey .....................................
Blackfoot Brokerage ...................
Ed. Anderson ...............................
Messrs Aldrich and Stephens _____
Jessie Loyd ...................................
W. I). Vincent ...............................
D. 1). Sullivan ...............................
J. T. Robinson ...........................
Idaho Lumber Co........................
Henry Watson ..............................
Blackfoot City .............................
P. B. VanBlaricom ......................
Blackfoot First Ward ...............
Markus Blcnkle ...........................
Gem State Lumber Co................
Worrell Man'f., Co....................
The City Engineer reported that there
was not water enough in the Garden
Creek proposed water supply for muni
cipal purposes.
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NOTICE
In order to replh.ee a number of poles
damaged by the recent thunder storms,
it wil be necessary to shut off the pow
er from 9:45 to 11:45 A. AT. on Sunday
September tenth.
IDAHO POWER COMPANY,
Bv Jus. B. Brokaw, Local Manager.
Advancing Business Interests
M odern commercial banr
ing facilities; rosoruces adequate
to every business need; the indi
vidual services of an alert effieieent
organization are at the disposal of our
every patron.
Interested attention upon the part of
our Officers is assured at all times. A
cordial invitation is extended to pro
pressive busines men to call and in
vestigate this broad helpful commercial
service.
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D. W. Standrod & Co.
Bankers
BLACKFOOT
IDAHO
CITY LIBRARY
IS FLOURISHING
The City Library will be open from
3 until 5:30 Friday afternoon. The
Story Telling Lady will not begin the
story until 4:15 so as to accomodate
the children in school. Last week it
was the pleasure of the writer to watch
the dramatization of one of the stories.
To an onlooker at first it all seemed
erdue, but as the children burst into
spontaneous action we felt the free
expression which unconsciously they
were developing. They had grasped
ideas. In about fifteen minutes they
staged a three act play, in their own
way. In every story is an underlying
truth that may influence many a little
life in after years—to noble deeds—
The story of Cedric and The Knights
was told last week and will be drama
tized this week with the folowing char
acters:
Cedric ........................
Sir Ronalds Dubois
Cedric's Mother ....
Cedric's Wife .......
Cedric 's Children....
........Jay Afitchell
........John DeHart
........Juania Boyle
.Tlirese Simmons
..Elizabeth Christ
Rosemary Cowan, Alark Jorgensen.
The Knights ................................Ten Boys
The King ........................ Leland Beakley
The Queen ..............................Aliss Reece
The Story teller when interviewed
said, "too much importance cannot be
placed upon the value, and influence
of stories in developing the human race.
From time immemorial myths and tradi
tions have been handed down from one
generation to another. Character is
built upon such influences ns Art, Afusie
and Literature. The reason we drama
tize these stories is two fold: First
we wish to leave the impression, we
want each child to grasp the salient
idea we were trying to express of honor,
bravery, patience, truth, etc. Secondly
in acting out the story the child ex
presses himself truthfully. This is our
greatest aim.
PLEASANT OLD FOLKS' DAY
The program of the old Folks' day
comeneed Saturday morning at 11:00
o'clock when the Second Ward meeting
house was filled to overflowing. Tho
first number on the program was a song
' ' America ' ', when the meeting opened
by a prayer by Elder Jensen of Grove
laud. Then Bishou Buchanan intro
duced the Hon. Peter G. Johnston who
made a brief euology on tlie old folks.
He was followed by the father of Law
yer Thomas who entertained tlie meet
ing with witjy remarks and his
good jokes ware greatly appreciated.
John Bond, Sr., then delighted the audi
ence with the recitation of a poem of
his own composition entitled ,"Afy
Own Dear Loving Alother." P. G.
Johnston then recited the old familiar
and truthful poem, "A Mon's a Mon
for O That." An elaborate lunch was
then spread and enjoyed by nil present.
After lunch many of the Old Folks
indulged in a joy ride, the autos for
which were donated for the occasion
Those who failed to get auto accomoda
tions adjourned to the Orpheum theatre
where they spout the afternoon watch
ing the pictures which they seemed to
enjoy very much. The theatre was free
ami the house was taxed to its utmost.
President Duckworth also addressed the
venerable audience and told them a story
of Robert Ingersoll and Henry Ward
Beecher which received much applause.
Another grocer has decided to cast
his lot in Blackfoot, and he is a Air.
Skaggs from American Falls who is
preparing to open a business in the
storeroom on West Alain, north of the
Biethun store.

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