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The Blackfoot Optimist
HSntered aa second class matter De oamfeer 3. 1807. at the poatofflce at Blaekfoot, Idaho, under the Act of Con eress of March 3. 1879 Published every Thursday SUBSCRIPTION rates One year In advance ..............$2 00 ■lx months ........................ 1.00 Three months ......................66 W. M. DOOLEY, Manager -AS THE EDITOR SEES IT The people of this country, and es 2 >ecially the law makers, should take warning from the threatened railway strike and give prompt attention to the question of arbitration of disputes be tween capital and labor. A great strike involving all of the principal railroads of the country would result in industrial paralysis from which the nation would not recover in a hund red years. It would give foreign in dustries a lead over the United States which we might never regain. It would jeopardise capital to such an extent that men of means would hesitate to invest their wealth in national productive en terprises. It would prostrate the busi ness of the country. Arbitration could settle these indus trial disputes without difficulty, but ar bitration can not always be invoked un less there is a law which compels both sides to arbitrate. Let us have such a law and let us have it at once, before another spectre arises to menace the peace of the land. It has been generally assumed that the stock of the railroads of the country . is owned by a comparatively few weal thy people, when as a matter of fact it is just the reverse. Reports filed with the Interstate-Commerce Commission as required by law, show that the majority of stockholders are people of compara tively small means, and that this stock is held in comparatively every wolk of life. The Illinois Central, one of the smaller roads, has 11,000 stockholders; 42,000 people own stock of the Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe; the Pennsylvania is owned by 92,000 people, and other roads are in proportion. The interests of these people, and of the great consum ing public, should also be considered in any settlement that is finally effected in the dispute between the roads and their employes. The president has finally appointed the American members of the commis sion that is expected to adjust our dif ferences with Mexico. The commission, no doubt, will map out an elaborate plan which both governments will be expected to approve, and to which the American government will adhere. But Nince the Mexican government is totally without stability and notoriously trench erous and unreliable, it is difficult to see ahead any hope of final peace along the. border when once tin 1 troops return to their homes. The leopard never changes his spots, and the Mexican is a leopard of leopards. Some people are always happy, some are constitutionally miserable, while others have a difficult time deciding which they prefer. In due time death comes unbidden to us all. But some, we note, are never satisfied unless spectacularly ding to the coat tails of the grim reaper. This town has its advantages and its disadvantages. Let's boost the one anil forget the other when strangers are in our midst. If you are wallowing in gold, and don't like the banks, and can't find anything to suit you at the stores, and investments don't appeal to you, and you can't find a way to get rid of it, we humbly suggest that you slide to out dilapidated desk and pay up your subscription. Lord, how' we'd grab it! PARTY VS. PEOPLE There is too much party and too lit tle people in our American scheme of government. Party rules and the people are ruled, whereas, the people themselves should do the ruling. Tw'o distinct classes of people com pose the voting population, those who vote blindly with their party and those who prefer the man of integrity and ability. The latter are generally refer red to as independent voters. The blind part-isian gives but little heed fo the real qualities of the man in the selection of a candidate. The one requisite in his eyes is the ability to corral vote's. KENNEDY'S Second Addition Lots Located Five Blocks South |of First National Bank ONLY 35 LEFT Prices $25.00 to $75.00 Each EASY TERMS Ten Per Cent Cash and Balance Ten Per Cent. Each Month Until Paid For. Also Some Acreage Tracts E. M. KENNEDY ^ I When our primary laws were enact ed they were designed, or at least so it was said, to give the people an opportunity to express their individual preferences in the selection of candi dates for public ojee. But the law does nothing of the kind. Under its provisions the politicians are still in the saddle and driving the people to the polls almost as relent lessly as iii the palmy days of old. But few men dare to aspire to office without the O. K. of Yiie political lead ers, and men who secure the endorse ment of those leaders are but too often subservient to the will of those lead ers. Political slates are made up behind closed doors and in secret conferences, and the voice of the people is neither desired nor invited. It is ignored if it is given. The result is that when primary day comes around the people, who fondly prate of their soverign rights, go blind ly and obediently to the polls and vote their choice between certain candidates selected for them by the political bos ses. That, in a nut shell, is the plain reas on why our high offices are filled from year to year with politicians instead of statesmen. We repeat, there is entirely too much party and too little people in our mis named republican form of government, or democratic form of government, whichever you prefer to term it. The professional politicians are firmly seated in the saddles of both political parties and there they will stay and rule with a ruthless hand until the people themselves.muster up sufficient courage to throw' them out. But will that day ever come? STRANGER THAN FICTION Just why it is that some people a ways oppose the industrial developmeu of this town and community? Why is it that they use their infiucnc to throttle every scheme that promise for the upbuilding and commercial ac vancem/Mit of the community? What have they to gain personall through such a course? Sure, they would pay a few cents ac ditional in taxes, while their propert would increase as many dollars in va uation. One live citizen who has given th subject considerable thought suggest that people who oppose local comme; rial advancement have a selfish motiv at heart. He thinks they fear a los of prestige through the bringin into our midst of new' blood and nei industrial enterprises. He believes th reactionists can see a possible w'anin; of their power through the introduit ion of new' and up to date methods and that rather than retire to the rea they seek to muzzle the growth of th community. This may or may not be true, but tin fact remains that some hidden influence is constantly seeking to retard the com mercial and industrial expansion of thi town and this community, and it is tie duty of every wide awake* citizen t; seek a solution fo the mystery and pu an end to it. This town should advance with th rest of the state and nation, and to d; so we must have the loyal co-operatioi of all citizens. The hustling dog always has a ful stomach, while the lazy and indifférai one eats when he has an opportunity. People who seek to straddle publii questions usually get whacked on botl sides. Be one thing or the other. MCDONALD VILLE Mrs. Viola Madsen returned to her home in Utah after spending several months with her sons. Rosalind and Harold Capson retur ned home from Salt Lake City after spending a few weeks with relatives and friends and had an enjoyable time. Little Stella Harper has gone to stay with her grand parents Mr. and Mrs. •Oobley for a while. Airs. George Bailey has returned from Salt Lake City after spending a few weeks with relatives and friends. School begins September 5th with pro fessor R. V. Robinson as teacher. finite a number of the people of the vicinity attended the fair. Thi' threshing machine is in the vici nity threshing the grain in great haste. Sirs. Jacob Tibke was seriously ill last, week but is much improved at the present. NOTICE TO HORSEMEN. From today the price of feed at Mow rev 's feed yard is 25c per head over night. Fred Hesse, Lessee. THE SONG BIRD Emma Lucy Gates at the Black foot High School Auditorium, Thursday, evening, September 14. Miss Gates is one of the best vocalists in America and throughout Europe where she has studied for many years. She has ap peared before Kings and Queens. She has also sung at the White House be fore the great executives of our nation. All lovers of music will certainly en joy hearing Miss Gates in her' well selected program. We have placed the prices very low in order to give all the Auditorium will seat a chance to hear this renowned vocalist. Remember Thursday, September 14, at 8 : B0 P. M. Secure your seats early., Tickets 75 cents. High School stu dents 50 cents. adv. CURRENT EVENT CLUB MEETING The regular meeting of the club be gan Monday afternoon with a large number of members in attendance. The new officers are: Mrs. P. W. Powers, president; Mrs. Cecil Clark, leader of study department; Mrs. Van Aiken, leader of economic department; Mrs. Sam Wilson, leader of music de partment. Mrs. Hansbrough installed the new officers in a pleasing and inspiring man ner, predicting that in the near future this club will me meeting in a club home of their own or club rooms of a Carnegie Library. The Library now being maintained by the club is proving how eager people are for such a library. RICH ITEMS An 11-pound boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Burriston this week, and mother and child are doing nicely. Misses Leona, May and Gladys Gra ham and two little brothers, Jess Mor row and Miss Hannah Clough, attend ed the Blaekfoot Fair last Wednesday. Alma Clough had a fine heifer die this week. Mr. Robert Parsons was at Alma Clough's fishing and making cement blocks for Mr. Clough's new house. Miss Melvia Clough is visiting at Twin Falls for a few weeks, and is the guest of an old California friend. Grain Harvest is pretty near all ov er, and the crop has turned out good, and the beet crop is over average. Everything is looking good for the far mer. Claude Brown lost a fine 2 year-old Alley that was bloted to death. Messrs Parkinson and Horton were here inducing the farmers of this neigh borhood to grow beets for the proposed sugar factory. Mrs. A1 Baker of Mnckay, is visiting her mother, Mrs. C. A. Davidson, for a week or two. Mr. George Phelps of Oklahoma and Air. and Airs. Lightncr of Kansas are visiting the Sam Beebe family. Aliases Belle Shaw, Elsie Mertale, and Grace Beebe are preparing to go to Eagle Bend where they will picnic and fish and have a good time. The primary election passed off very quietly with a large Republican' major ity. RUTHVEN J. HAMMER Teacher of Voice Air. Hammer would like to meet all those interested in joining a Choral Union Society, at the Mormon Church on Shilling Avenue, Thursday, even ing September 14. Air. Mowrey and family have taken up their residence in Caldwell, and Mr. Fred Heese is now occupying Mr. Mowrey 's residence on Pacific street. It is intimated that Mr. Heese will also be Mr. Mowrey 's successor in the 4th ward. Who Mr. Heese's successor in the 1st ward will not be known. Many soldiers serving on the border are losing their right to vote at the primaries and at the general election as a reward (?) for their patriotism and fidelity in time of national stress. These national Guardsmen, over a hun dred thousand of them, were sent to the border to protect American citizens and American property from the raids of ttie blood thirsty brigands across the Rio Grande. Each of them left posi tions in civil life which paid them many times the amount of their gov ernment pay. The sacrifices they made are not small. And yet there is no government lay which'gives them the right to vote at their company stations for the civil officers who are to rule them when they return to their homes. The soldiers from a few states enjoy this privilege through state made laws, but many do not. It is a shame, a dis grace, a travesty upon the vaunted justice of this country and should be remembered without delay. The man who is willing to shed his'blood for his country should not be deprived of his right to vote because of that willing ness. See the Parkinson's for your notary work. CLAIilBEL SICKERT CHIROPRACTOR Adjustments for all diseases. Hours, 1Ù to 12 A. M., 2 to li P. M. 7 to 8 Evenings. Offices Hunter Building, Bridge Street Office Phone, 400; Residence 296. SPINAL ANALYSIS FREE. Alladine The Best Kerosene Lamp In the World. Over Twice the Light on Half the Oil Agency, Next Door to U. S. Land Office. WILL MEAN CHEAPER FUEL From Washington comes the word that more than 15,000,000 acres of coal lands in the States of Colorado, Mon tana, Wyoming, Idaho and Washington, have beim made available to public entry and development by citizens of the United States since the advent of the Wilson administration and Franklin K. Lane came into the office of secre tary of the interior department. Dur ing this period exactly 15,377,87.'! acres of coal lauds in these five states, that had been withdrawn from entry under preeeeding administrations, have been restored to the public domain and open ed for settlement, while only 268,000 acres have been withdrawn for coal land classification. The result ha» been a reduction of coal land withdrawals from about 65,500,000 acres at the be ginning of the Wilson regime to loss than 46,000,000 acres on June 30, 1916. Another result of the coal land clas sifications in the past three years, is the increase in valuation that has fol lowed. The appraised value of the coal lands restored is about $44,500,000, while their value at the minimum price allowed by law at which they would have been sold without classification was less than $23,500,000. 'The largest restoration was in Montana where more than 6.500,000 acres were restored; in Colorado nearly 3,000,000 acres; in Wy oming nearly 3,900,000 acres; in Wash ington 1,360,000; and in Idaho 950,000 ae res. Seventy-eight million aeres of dry farming lands have been classified and opened to entry under tjie provisioils of the amended "Enlarged Homestead Act,'' since Secretary Lane took up the reins of the interior department and 32,000,000 aeres of these lands arc in Idaho, Washington, Colorado, Wyoming and Montana. These are non-irrigable lands and their official classification and designation as such made it possible for enterprising, hustling settlers to acquire a double homestead of 320 acres each. The determination of what lands are irrigable and what are not, is a highly technical problem in the solution of which the experience and training of engineers and geologists of the geo graphical survey are utilized. The following table shows the extent of "Enlarged Homestead'' designa tions in the states indicated since March 1913. Montana ........................16,698.684 acres Wyoming ........................ 3,061,388 acres I'laho ................................ 4,486,591 acres Colorado .......................... 5,825,436 aeres Washington «. ................. 2,044,888 acres Every encouragement is being given to the developement of phosphate lands, as indicated by the restoration to en try of 1,278,000 acres of alnd that have been so classified since March, 1913, while but 222,000 acres have been with drawn, a. net restoration in three states of more than a million acres, divided as follows: Wyoming, 906,000 acres restored and 98,000 acres withdrawn; .Montana. 190,000 acres restored and 34, 000 acres withdrawn; Idaho 182,000 acres restored and 90,000 withdrawn. The acreage affected in classification as to water-power value is relatively small. The total area withdrawn in the five states mentioned in the past three years, to insure government control ov er valuable waterpower lands, was 177, 500 acres, anil restoration to entry was made of 126,000 acres which had pre viously been withdrawn but subsequent ly determined to have no water-pow er value. Water for the vast deserts is always an important question, and one that especially concerns all publie land states. The reservation of small tracts in the deserts on which there are water supplies that absolutely control the use of the range, is a necessity of pressing importance. The interior department has given unflagging attention to this work. Withdrawals amounting to about 30,000 aeres have been made in Colo rado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and Washington. These tracts have been placed in public water reserves in order that they may become available to all users of the range, and incidentally their acquisition by individuals with the accompanying exclusion of the pub lic, prevented. About 1500 acres of land that had been withdrawn as water ing places has been restored. ACCUSED WITH TILL TAPPING Charles Stevens a waiter in the Idaho Cafe is now a boarder in the county bastile where he is enjoying the chuck he has so long dealt out to the county prisoners. He is accused by his em ployer with tampering with the regist er out of which he is said to have un lawfully and feloniously extracted $2 which has used as a decoy to ensnare him. He pleads not guilty and has employed Thomas & Andersen to repre sent him when his ease is called in court, today. The defendant was to-dav acquitted of the charge that could not be proven by sufficient evidence. Catarrhal Deafness Cannot Be Cured by local applications, as they cannot reach the diseased portion of thh ear. There is only one way to cure catarrhal deafness, and that, is by a constitutional remedy. Catarrhal Deafness is caused by an in flamed condition of the mucous lining: of the Eustachian Tube. When this tube is inflamed you have a rumbling sound or im perfect hearing, and when it is entirely closed, Deafness is the result. Unless the Inflammation can be reduced and this tube restored to its normal condition, hearing will be destroyed forever. Many cases of deafness are caused by catarrh, which is an inflamed condition of the mucous sur faces. Hall's Catarrh Medicine acts thru the blood on the mucous surfaces of the system. We will give One Hundred Dollars for any case of Catarrhal Deafness that cannot be cured by Hali s Catarrh Medicine. Cir culars tree. All Druggists, 75c. F. J. CHENÈY & CO., Toledo, O. D. W. DAVIS LEADS IN GUBERNATORIAL RACE Boise, lila., Sept. 5.—Aleager and far from complete returns from over the state from Idaho's fourth direct pri mary election, held here today, indicate that D. W. Davis of American Falls, is in the lead in the Republican guber natorial race, with George E. Crum of Lewiston a close second. More complete returns from the south will increase the Davis lead, while those from the north wil favor Crum. Herman H. Tay lor, the second northern candidate, and Captain E. G. Davis, the other candidate from the south, are running stronger than expected. Both expect to be able to pull out on second-choice votes. Coiigresman Addison T. Smith and former congressman Burton L. French seem to be leading in the congressional race, with Congressman Robert M. Mc Cracken pressing French for the nomin ation. Incomplete returns from Ada county show McCracken to be leading. L. V. Pateh, candidate for lieutenant governor, seems certain of nomination over B. M. Holt. The race for secretary of state is between George R. Barker, incumbent, and Ervin Johnson of Boise. It promises to be close. Incomplete re turns indicate George W. Lewis, present deputy state auditor, is loading in the race for State Auditor, while State Treasurer, John W. Eaglesou, looks like safe for renomination. M. J. Sweeley of Twin Falls, is leading for attorney general, with Charles A. Saumlerlin second in the contest. Miss Redfield is running strong in southern Idaho for superintendent of public instruction. There are but two Democratic con tests and in these Joseph Hansen is leading W. T. Dougherty for secretary of state and E. L. Parker is leading J. H. Fraser for lieutenant governor. The fellow who pulls other people's chestnuts out of the fire seldom has any of his own to pull. "See How That Corn Gomee Clear Off!" "GETS-IT" loosens Your Corne Bight 0f£ It's the Modern Com Wonder — Never Fails. "It's hard to believe anything could act like that in getting a corn off. Why. I just lifted that corn right off with my finger nail. 'GETS-IT* is certainly wonderful I" Yes."GETS IT" Is the most wonderful corn-cure "It's Just Wonderful, the Way 'GETS-IT' Makes All Corns Go Quick." ever known because you don't have to fool and putter around with your corns, harness them up with ban dages or try to dig them out. "GETS-IT" is a liquid. You put On a few drops in a few seconds. It dries. It's painless. Put your stock ing on right over it. Put on your regular shoes. You won't limp or have a corn "twist" in your face. The corn, callus or wart, will loosen from your toe—off it comes. Glory hallelu jah! "GETS-IT" is the biggest sell ing corn remedy In the world.. When you try It, you know why. • dTGETS-IT" Is sold and recom mended by druggists everywhere. 25c a bottle, or sent on receipt of price by E. Lawrence & Co., Chicago. 111. Sold in Blaekfoot at the PALACE DRUG STORE Public SALE Having Decided to Leave Blaekfoot I will Sell All of My Furniture at Public Auction at 1:30 P. M., Saturday, Sept. 9, 1916 At My Horae at 169 East Judicial St., Better Known as Mrs. Sumner Brown's Property. This Furniture is Nearly All New And Consists of:—One Six Hole Kitchen Range, One Heating Stove, Two Brass Beds Springs and Mattresses, 1 Iron Bed, Springs and Mattress, 2 Dressers, 1 Buffet, 1 Extra Good Round Dining Table and 6 Chairs to Match, 4 Common Chairs, 3 Leather Rockers, 2 Wood Rockers, 1 Library Table, 1 Lady's Desk, 1 Stand, 4 Good Rugs, 1 Sanitary Couch, 1 Washing Machine, 1 Kitchen Cabinet, 1 Electric Heater, 1 Ringer, 1 Copper BoiK er, 2 Galvanized Tubs, 1 Ironing Board. 1 Lot of Linoleum and Other Things too Numerous to Mention. Don't Forget The Time And Place. Everybody Come. W. C. McCarty, Owner N. E. Montgomery, Auctioneer. LIBRARIAN'S AUGUST REPORT ........$3.40 ........ .36 ...... 200 40 ...... 67 245 o --- -O Classified Advertisin g WANTED. WANTED—A woman for general house work. Inquire of R. G. Fleming, Blaekfoot or telephone 366J. t-f FAMILY SEWING—Ladies wishing sewing done at their homes by the day will please notify Mrs. J. A. Howrey, 291 North Shilling Ave. Phone 279. FOB SALE. FOR SALE—The Blaekfoot Idle Hour Pool Hall, will invoice about $1500, doing a business of about $600 per month. Cash or bankable notes. See W. L. PARKER or phone 283R2. tf. FOR SALE—New barrels by the Blaekfoot Packing Company at $1.50 each. FOR SALE OR SERVICE—Durham Bull at Mowrey 's Feed Yard. 8-101f FOR SALE—A good second hand Ford, cheap. Address P. O. Box 97. Pure Bred Single Comb White Leg horn Eggs. Heavy winter laying. Phone 282-J4.—adv. FOR SALE—Pure Bred Registered Big Type Poland China Boars, ready for Service.— P. W. Powers, Blaekfoot, Idaho. 7.22 FOR RENT. FOR RENT—Five rooms for office or light housekeeping. Inquire or call at the Paris Millinery. 6-22-tf. LOST. Lost—2-year-old roan horse with white spot on forehead. Reward to finder. Leave information here. LAND FOR. SALE—Eight aeres of im proved land under fence, about a mile and a quarter east of Blaekfoot. Five-room house, barn, cement cellar and other improvements. Six acres of sugar beets now on the place and orchard. Price $1800. Terms: $1200 cash and $600 by November 17. Apply to Mrs. S. É. Parker, Blaek foot. phone 283-R2. 9-7 HOW CHILDREN SUFFER FROM v — _SKIN DISEASE To see the sufferings of little children. The bahies whose hands must he tied to keep them away from the itching places. , The schoolgirls with ringworm-ridden scalp. The little faces and bodies marked with, skin disease. To the mothers of the children we wish to speak of nature's cleansing way. The great herbal skin healer, D'EXMA, that will quiet and cool and heal the children. YVe don't ack you to try D'EXMA for a month or for a week before you get results. If the first trial of this rare herbal balm does not give the results we claim for it, your money will be promptly refunded. The best skin specialists are now using this new remedy. It is the modern revival of the lost herbal balms of ancient Rome. D'EXMA takes the fire out of Eczema; it cures running sores; it builds new tissues. It is nature's way. We are the only druggists in this town from whom D'EXMA, the great herbal balm, can be secured. Ask us today. POWERS* PHARMACY.