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VOL IX. NO. 43 BLACKFOOT, BINGHAM COUNTY, IDAHO, THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 21,1916 $2.00 PER YEAR FOUR AUTOISTS ARE FINED The i'ity officers have made up their liùnds to enforce the ordinance relat ing to fast and dangerous driving in the city limits before some accident has happened. With delivery wagons and joy riders going at a pace of thirty and forty miles an hour in the city, and es pecially in the residential districts where there are so many children, it is a miracle that some one has not been seriously if not fatally injured. The good work began last Sunday, when L. R. Aldridge, S. F. White and Ed Capps were arrested by Officer Groscclose, and Hay Eskelson on Monday by Chief of Police Sewell, for being too speedy in their cars. Police Judge Good who fined them but $5 says he will not be so lenient in the future with autoists who violate the speed ordinance of a limit of 15 miles an hour, which is fast enough for any practical purpose, and in fact too fast for safety. A DANGEROUS FACE Last Saturday afternoon C. S. Beebe met with a rather strenuous accident in which he and his car were badly bruised. It is reported that he and Mr. Johnson, salesman for the Bills garage, were going along the county road nea: Wapello when Beetle's car struck a high place in the road and turned turtle. Earl Conklin of Thomas was con vieted in Judge Bell's court last week CONVICTED OF BATTERY of battery on W. J. Van Orden, and his fine and costs of the case, amounting to $23.55, was paid by' him. FREE TEA Fifty quarter-p >und packages of Royal Garden tea will be given to the first 50 customers buying $1.00 worth of groceries next Saturday at the Skaggs Casli Grocery. EYES MADE GOOD Dr. Scarborough, the man whose methods have proven such wonderful help to defective eyes and sufferers with headache, will be at the Cottage hotel, Tuesday, Oct. 3. It Is the complicated, old standing cases he enjoys most to work on, as these show up his improved methods most. Don't neglect the children's eyes. ANNOUNCEMENT Miss Jackman and Miss Pennington have enlarged tlieir place of business on Pacific street, opposite the Bon Ton, with a full line of Art Goods and an Up-to-date stock of Millinery. ORPHEUM THEATRE Wednesday - Thursday September 27-28 The Superb Photo-Spectacle "The Eternal City" In Eight Parts BY HAL CAINE WITH PAULINE FREDERICK Not a religious play, but a gripping, modern drama that will positively hold your interest Admission - 15-25c ANOTHER CHANGE IN METHODIST PULPIT The annual conference at Gooding last week adjourned Sunday evening. The Rev. Chas. P. Johnson, transferred from the Des Moines conference, was appointed to Gooding, and the Rev. S. J. Chaney, president of Gooding Col lege, was appointed to Blackfoot for the coming year. Rev'. Chaney had previ ously served the Gooding charge as pastor four years, lie is a graduate from the Ohio Wesleyan University and is an able man and very popular with the young folks.He expects to move to Blackfoot next week with his wife and two children. Rev. Chas. P. Johnson will remain for next Sunday and will preach both morning and evening. The church has been thoroughly remodeled inside and looks as good as new. All regular serv ices with Sunday school in the morn ing. MEETING OF TEACH ERS AND PARENT3 The parent-teachers meeting will b held in the high school auditorium, Fri day, Sept. 22, at 4 p. m. The first meeting of the teachers' association, the time of which has been postponed from 4 to 3 p. m., to give the business men a chance to attend, will be a very interesting one. prof. Vincent will tell of Gary, Ind., the school that is being talked about probably more than any school in tin 1 country. The parent-teachers'sg meetinSHRD The parent-teachdrs' meetings last vpni . W ere both interesting and helpful er parent- ! ami parents. Come ir school the best in to both tendier and help make Idaho. Program Violin solo ............................Mr. Robbins Vocal solo ................Mrs. Ernest Jackson The Gary System and its Results ........ ........................I.................Mr. Vincent Piano solo ................Miss Bessie Lufkin ARRESTED FOR WHITE SLAVERY Tom Frazer, a stranger, is languish ing in the Hotel de Simmons to await trial on a charge of violating the white slave law. lie was arrested by. Deputy Sheriff Anderson and Chief of Police Sewell and accused witli bringing a married woman from ttie Yellowstone Park to Blackfoot for immoral pur poses. We understand that, the erring wife's husband informed the oficers her paramour's wicked escapade. of HELD FOR MANSLAUGHTER j Charles Caldwell, the colored laborer who is accused with the killing of Brock Jones, a colored sport, had a hearing this week on a charge of manslaughter and was held to appear in the district court next November for trial. He in sists that he did not fire the fatal shot and has employed Attorney Dickinson to defend him. Subscribe hr The Optimist. Mrs. J. 0. Morgan Gives City Library $100.00. The Blackfoot City Library must be filling a long felt want ns 208 books have been taken out the first 10 days of September. The Story Telling Lady says there were 115 children present last Friday and Jit booke were given out in one afternoon. This would be a record afternoon in a city as large as Salt Lake Sity. Tomorrow the Library Board wishes to announce that the rooms will be open from 12 o'clock noon to six so as to accommodate all children from the country who come in wagons to school, and there fore cannot get their books after school. The City Library is for the use of all the country people and any farmer in terested will find copies of the Stock Breeders' Gazette and the Idaho Farm er and Gem State Rural. We also have the Youths' Companion. So far the Li brary is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Fri days and Saturdays, and Saturday even ! »'B until nine, and Sunday afternoon. a rhe afternoon hours are from 3 to 5. During the. past week several gifts have been sent to the Library Board. Mr. John O. Morgan sent a cheek for $100.(1(1, stipulating it was for books. Mr. James Duckworth sent a beauti fully bound set. of the "World's Great est Literature," 52 volumes, which will be greatly appreciated by all the students. It was a long felt want as many of the High School pupils have been sending to the Pocatello library when they needed certain selections. Mr. and Mrs. Symons graciously do nated a full set of " F. Marion Craw ford's Works." The thanks of tin entire community' are due to Mr. and Mrs. John G. Brown for fifty volumes of late fiction. There are now about 95Ü volumes in the library and the Board hopes to have reached and pass ed the 1000 mark by- October 1. The King's Daughters have ordered a large number for the juvenile department. This is where the great need is: Mon good books for the children. The Librarv Board met with Mrs. P. of Powers Inst Monday. Those pr esent leing: Mrs. L. R. Aldrich, chairman ; Mrs. Fred T. Dubois, V. chairman ; Mrs. lohn G. Brown, Mrs. P. Powers, Mrs. Harris, Miss Gillespie, and the censor ship committee consisting of Mrs. Jessie Wooden, Mrs. Henry Daim, Mrs. T. Schneider. It was decided to order late books ns | New! Ladies' Coats, Suits and Dress- i . A large variety at right prices, at Biethan's. I DRESSES COATS SUITS New Fall Models and Latest Styles DRESSES of Satin, Satin and Serge Combinations Beautifully Made and Trimmed in Georgette and Colored Embroideries. SUITS Priced to Suit Everyone in Pop lins, Serges and Garbardines. Fur Trimmed and Braid Trimmed. COATS— A Very Complete Selection of Styles in Plushes and Wool Ve lours. Novelty Cloakings in Loose and Belted Models. Also Fur Trim med. A Good Coat for Ladies at $3.98. GOLDEN RULE STORE rapidly as the funds from the 10 cent loan books would allow. The president reported $12 in the treasury from this source, and the board selected the fol lowing books and ordered them to be placed on the 10-cent shelf: "Then I'll Come Back to You."— Evans. "The Precipice." "The Rising Tide," Margaret De laud. "In the Sight of the Angels." "The Fifth Wheel." "Wild Fire." "The Bellboy." "Alcott's Works Complete" During the past week the following late books have been added to the ton cent shelf: ".Inst David," Porter. "Seventeen," Booth Tarkington. "The Heart of Rachel," Kathleen Novies. There has been such a demand for "When a Man's a Man" that the third copy has been added to the shelves. Wednesday evening th'- Summer Girls minstrels will give a. whirlwind of fini and frolic in the assembly hall of the High School. There will be an old fashioned southern cakewalk con test after the show. Admission 25 and 35 cents. Don't fail to come. The pro ceeds will be given to the library fund. Are you singing your part in time in the orchestra of life, or is life so full of iiiharinonies for you that you can not hear the symphonies that are be ing played all about you, or see the beauties of nature. You better read ".Inst David" and be lifted out of yourself into that wonderfully spirit ual atmosphere where "Just Living'' counts. You'll find your song and place in the wonderful symphony of life. "Just David" is the sweetest, finest, most simple story of the year, but. the far country' is made so near that all dread of death is taken away. The homely tilings of life become easy tasks when viewed from "Just Dav id's point of contact. You're-better for having read this little story of just a .little orphan boy who sang liis song ill tune. Mrs. L. R. Aldrich presented it to the library and the Board makes this request that as there are so many requests for the bonk that those bor rowing it will rend is as rapidly as possible and return it promptly. a i School days are good days, but we sei dora realize it until they have passed I beyond our roach. SCHOOL NOTES There is no lull in the enrolment either in the grades or the high school. The high school now has an enrolment of 2.30, which is exactly the enrolment of Idaho Falls and three more than the enrollment at Pocatello the first week. The total enrolment in all the grades is now 1134. This number will be increased to better than 1300 with in the next month. The high school football team will try out against a team of professionals on Friday evening at the fair grounds. Captain Howard Biethan promises that the school boys will meet a well oifed machine of experienced players. The boys hope to make a good showing against, their weighty opponents. The first high school gnme will come on Friday, September 29th, when the lo cals will meet their old foe, Pocatello, at the fair grounds. The agriculture classes are among the most enthusiastic of the whole school. Their work is leading into very interesting local conditions and the boys feel that they have a rich, well planned course ahead of them. Several of the implement companies are being asked to loan pieces of farm machinery to the department for use as models in the class room. Mr. Avery is outlining a fine line of work for the short course people who will come in the Monday after Thanksgiving. The domestic science department is doing all sorts of canning and preserv ing this week. The odor that comes up from the kitchen during the morning hours make the dinner hour seem a long way off. All the classes offered in Mrs. Jones' department are well filled and the work is progressing in fine shape. A contract lias been secured with the Ridpath Lyceum Bureau whereby the high school will put on the (famous play, "The Melting Pot," by Zang w'ill, at some date late in October. This piny has been the sensation of the stage for the past two years and the Rid path people are making it their head liner. They will bring ten well known New York actors for this play and their own special scenery. It is the same company that goes to the larger cities and the greater chautauqua circuits. The school census lias been completed and shows an increase of more than ltid over hist year. This explains (In* crowd ed condition of the schools, causing now seats to be ordered and more room to be provided. The higlischoolwill nhtkrwWottohey The high school will hold its annual election this year on the regular elec tion day. The contests for places prom ises to be spirited and close. The po litical "heelers" are rounding up their followers and preparing for a bitter fight. The Parent-Teachers' association will hold their meeting on Friday evening instead of the afternoon as announced last week. The topic, for discussion will In- "The Gary School System." The enthusiasm that the business men aroused last winter bv their athletic /P= At the Front Tin* bovs in klmki with rifles on their shoulders are nut the only ones who stniiil reaily in response to duty's call. Civilization imposes responsibilities upon practically every individual; thousands have shouldered the strong weapon of a SAVINGS ACCOUNT to protect tlieir loved ones against finan cial want. $1 is all that is necessary to start a Savings Account in this strong, reliable institution. D. W. Standrod & Co. Bankers f BLACKFOOT - IDAHO ^ * CANAL CLAIMS ANOTHER VICTIM Tuesday evening about (i o'clock the little daughter of Henry K. Williams of Presto was drowned in the canal that runs through his farm. The little girl, who was three years of age, Start ed to follow the hay wagon into the field and was sent home, and it is thought that on her way home she fell from a bridge into the canal. Her body was found in some brush by Alfred Luiidhigh, about an hour after she was missed. The interment took place this afternoon in the Blackfoot cemetery. ANOTHER SUGAR FAC TORY IN SIGHT Last Monday night about 150 repre sentative farmers met in the Riverside meeting house with representatives of the Beides Sugar Co. and held a very en thusiastic meeting in which over 4,200 acres of beets were promised the sugar company, and as only 5,000 acres are required to establish a factory it seems certain that a factory will be establish ed somewhere between Riverside and Aberdeen, on the Maeknv tractl, next year. A meeting was also held by the Thomas farmers last week and a good acreage of beets was promised the sugar company. AGAIN OPERATED ON Win. Vanderwood and family of Mackav arrived in Blackfoot Satur day afternoon and repaired to the homo of Mr. Henry Vanderwood, where lie met his sister from Mulnd. Sunday morning Mr. Vanderwood went to the Pocatello hospital and on Wednesday was operated on for a rupture tl at was the result of an appendix operation Révérai weeks ago. Mr. Henry Van derwood received word (his morning that the operation was successful and that his brother i* doing'll ice y. YOU'RE WELCOME Dear- Editor Optimist: We, 115 Blackfoot children, and the St-clry Tell ing Lady, wish to thank you for the following: "Give a cheerful word to everyone you see from the time you awake until you go to sleep at night. Then note tlie change in your feelings." We resolved last Friday at the story telling hour we would try your advice, and Blackfoot is proving a very good place to live in. Subscribe for the Optimist—52 doses stunts in the gymnasium has made the ladies of the town envious. They, too, are to have a turn in the gymnasium this winter under the instructions of a competent instructor. The first meet ing will come on Wednesday' night of next week. Any lady of the town who wishes this work may join the class without any expense. Gome in.