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OFFICIAL PAPER OF BLACKFOOT CITY AND BINGHAjyi CO., IDA.
VOL. IX. NO. 51
BLACKFOOfT, BINGHAM COUNTY, IDAHO, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16,1916
$2.00 PER YEAR
Last Sunday morning S. L. Reese,
the popular cashier of the First Nation
al Bank, had a narrow escape from se
rious injury. While motoring in the
beautiful Lemhi Valley, about seven
inileB from Salmon City, at the rate of
about thirty-five miles an hour, lie en
countered an unexpected curve in the
road, and when he attempted to evade
it his car skidded and made a summer
sault over a little embankment. The
other occupants of the car were his
wife, G. R. Hitt, State Bank Examiner,
and L. C. Colins, the paying teller of
the First National Bank of Blackfoot.
It was not long before the car was
again in motion and its occupants,con
tinued on their pleasant journey, re
joicing over their miraculous escape
from serious injury.
NEW AUTO PURCHASERS
The following auto sales were made
this week by the Bills Garage: To
Chas. Sjostrom an Overland; to Bishop
Gardner a Dodge; to T. C. Anderson an
Overland; to G. W. Hammond a Chal
Advance showing of Holiday Goods.
Having decided to sell my Rauch and Town Prop
erty, I will sell at Public Auction on my Ranch at
MORELAND, ON WEDNESDAY,
At 11 O'clock, the Following:
ALL DINING ROOM FURNITURE
3 BED ROOM SETS, TABLES AND CHAIRS
1 U. S. CREAM SEPARATOR—NEW
1 UPRIGHT GRAND KNABE PIANO
1 CABINET NEW HOME SEWING MACHINE
ALL FARM MACHINERY, HARNESS, ETC.
The Following Stock Will Be Sold:
5 MILCH COWS
1 2-YEAR-OLD FULL BLOOD DURHAM BULL FROM DUNN'S
4 SPRING CALVES
4 GELDINGS, PERCHERON, 3 YEARS OLD
1 GELDING, PERCHERON, 4 YEARS OLD
1 2-YEAR-OLD STALLION
1 3 YEAR-OLD TROTTING FILLEY
1 DRIVING HORSE
1 SPAN MULES
1 SPAN 2-YEAR-OLD PERCHERON FILLE YS
1 GASOLINE ENGINE
1 DOZEN CHICKENS
•s too numerous to mention will he sold
deduction. F BEE BENCH AT NOON
FILED T. DUBOTS, Owner
at a (iivat
E. M. KENNEDY, Auctioneer
THE BANKER 18 INTERESTED IN HIS DEPOSITORS. HE IS
THE ONLY MAN IN TOWN WHO WILL GIVE YOU HIS AD
VICE FREE. THE BANKER LIKES TO SEE YOU AND EVERY
ONE IN HIS COMMUNITY GETTING RICH.
SUCCESS BREEDS SUCCESS AND THE SUCCESSFUL MEN CAN
AND DO ASSIST EACH OTHER.
BE A SUCCESSFUL MAN. PUT SOME MONEY IN THE BANK
OFTEN AND BECOME ONE OF THE EICH MEN IN OUR TOWN.
BANK WITH US
WE FAY 4 PEE CENT INTEREST ON BA VINOS.
The First National Bank, -
VETERAN CROSSES DIVIDE
Ou Saturday, November 11, at 2:10
p. m., occurred the death of one of the
last G. A. R. veterans in Bingham
county, that of Mr. Jacob G. Tency,
living four miles east of Blackfoot..
Death was caused from general de
bility due to old age. Mr. Tency was
born at La Port, Indiana, on August
15th, 1840, and had live#'a few years
past the "three score and ten." He
enlisted in the service of his eountry
in 1861 and served faithfully, being
discharged Nov. 20, 1864, on account
of disabilities caused by gun shot
wounds, at Jackson, Miss. The deceas
ed leaves a daughter, Mrs. Wm Hines,
and a son, Mr. J. E. Tency, the latter
accompanying the body to Elk City,
Kansas, for interment. Veteran Teney
was a kind and loving father and a
man of sterling integrity, loved dearly
by all who had the pleasure of his
acquaintanceship. The family have
tlie deepest sympathy of the entire
Attorney Lee, who has been suffer
ing with à very severe attack of bowel
trouble, was taken to Salt Lake City
last Friday night, and at last reports
was improving. He has had one opera
tion and may have to have another
His wife is with him, and his condition
is still serious.
Subscribe for the Optimist.
The Official Vote Canvass By
Wednesday, November 8, 1916.
State of Idaho, County of Bingham—
The Board of County Commissioners
of Bingham County met this day pur
suant to adjournment of October 20th.
J. G. Bond, Chairman, Janies Chris
tensen, M. A. Fugate, and the Clerk
being present, when the following busi
ness was transacted, towit:
The above entitled matter coming
on this day for reconsideration, cer
tain taxpayers having been heard ' by
the Board, and on further investigation
it appearing that the levy of five mills
for warrant redemption heretofore
made is excessive, and the Board be
ing advised in the premises, it is here
by ordered that the order heretofore
made on September 11, 1916, in the
above entitled matter be rescinded and
canceled, as it effects warrant re
demption, and that a levy of throe
mills be made in lieu of the levy of five
mills above mentioned.
Ordered that the Board do now ad
journ until November 21, 1916, at 19
o'clock a. in.
J. G. BOND,
F. M. FISHER, Clerk.
Wednesday, November S, 1916.
State of Idaho, County of Bingham—
The Board of County Conimisioners
met on this day as a Board of Can
vassers to canvass the returns from
the various precincts of Bingham
County, and abstracts of said returns
were made up as provided by law and
signed by the Board of Canvassers and
filed by the Clerk.
It appearing to the Board that in Rich
Precinct candidates for precinct of
ficers on the different tickets received
the same number of votes, and in such
case the Board determined the tie by
lot, and after determining said tie and
the completion of said canvass and
abstract, it was found that the fol
lowing named persons received the
highest number of votes cast for tlie
respective offices at the General Elec
tion held in Bingham County, Idaho,
November 7th, 1916, towit:
For Presidential Elector, Htirrv L.
For Presidential Elector, David L.
For Presidential Elector, Frank Mar
For Presidential El
ton L. French.
son T. Smith.
For Justice auprew
For Governor, D. W. Davis.
For Lieutemint Governor, l>. M
For Secretary of State. George
For State Auditor. George W. I.ewi
For Slate Treasurer, John W. Engl
ctor, John E. Pin
Court, Rotiert X
For Superintendent of
til. II. Etlid E. Red fi
Fur Inspector of Min
rul, Marlin .1. Sw
Saturday Candy Special at Powers' ;
Pharmacy. 30c the pound, all fresh
Pharmacy. 30c the basket, all fresh !
WILLIAM FOX PRESENTS
THE TREMENDOUS PRODUCTION
'The Two Orphans"
THREE GREAT STARS
___ Wm- E. Shay
COST $200,000 TO PRODUCE
Gorgeous Scenery Superb Effects
Nov. 22 - 23
One of the Most Mag
Admissi on, 10 and *20 Cents
For State Senator, L. R. Thomas.
For State Representative^, Peter
For State Representative, B. Harvey
For Sheriff, A. H. Simmons.
For Prosecuting Attorney, Ralph W.
For County Treasurer, H. A. Benson.
For Probate Judge, James E. Good.
For County Superintendent, Graee
For County Assessor and Tax Collect
or, E. T. Malcom.
For County' Coroner, E. T. Peek. .
For County Surveyor, James Young.
For Commissioner First District, Wil
ford M. Christensen.
For Commissioner Second District, W.
C. Sollen berger.
Kor Commissioner Third District, F. T.
Justice of the Peace
Aberdeen Precinct, Henry Toevs.
Aberdeen Precinct, John Livingstone.
Basalt Precinct, Oscar Freeman.
Basalt Precinct, Charles Criddle.
Blackfoot Precinct, W. F. Martin.
Blackfoot Precinct, J. W. Ezell. ,
Grovcland Preeinet, E. D. Hale.
Groveland Precinct, C. E. Moon.
Jameston Preeinet, J. A. Clark.
Moreland Precinct, C. E. Crouch.
Presto Preeinet, Ezra Christensen.
Presto Preeinet, S. N. Johnson.
Riverside Precinct, II. F. Campbell.
Riverside Preeinet, Neils Sorenson.
Rieh Preeinet, H. C. C. Rich.
Rich Precinct, O. B. Reddick.
Rose Preeinet, A. A. Ziegler.
Taber Precinct, Henry Lemke.
Taber Precinct, J. P. Flaherty.
Thomas Precinct, R. K. McMurdy.
Shelley Preeinet, R. J. Armstrong.
Shelley Precinct, A. T. Lawrence.
Springfield Precinct, Earl J. Rich.
Springfield Preeinet, H. II. Berg.
Sterling Preeinet, H. W. Morrison.
Sterling Preeinet, John Hutchinson.
Wapello Preeinet, J. E. Howard.
Wapello Precinct, William Anthony.
Wood ville Precinct, T. C. Thompson.
Woodville Preeinet, George Riseuinary.
Aberdeen Precinct, Dan McKay.
Basalt Precinct, J. T. Lyons.
Blackfoot Precinct, .Toe LaCour.
Groveland Precinct, II. A. Harrington.
.Jameston Precinct, W. G. Burke.
Moreland Precinct, Conrad McBride.
Presto Precinct, Dave Staples.
Riverside Precinct, Eugene Cobbley.
Rich Precinct, Chase Rich.
Rose Preeinet, E. Bjorkmau.
Talier Preeinet, J. A. King.
Thomas Precinct. A. Broadhead.
Shelley Precinct, II. A. Child.
Springfield Precinct, II. X. Wells.
Sterling Precinct, .lames Rice.
Wapello Precinct, L. B. Howard.
Woodville Precinct, H. E. Gifford.
In tlie Matter of Constitu
Amendment. No. 1.
For the amendment ........ 319.7
Against the amendment - 972
Amendment No. 2.
For the amendment . .2190
Against the amendment ........... ss7
Ordered that the Board do now ad
M. EINHER. Cl.
; Get an Alladin Lamp. It burns only
half as much oil and gives twice as
! much light. For sale at 134 East Main
j near the Land Oilice
The meeting of the Parent Taechers '
Association has been postponed from
Friday evening to Monday evening,
Nov. 20th. This meeting will be one
of unusual interest. The debate, "Re
solved that we should have military
training in the public school will be
handled by the following named able
Affirmative—Attorney Adair, Rev.
Chaney and Mrs. Williams. Negative—
Judge Andersen, Rev. Austin and Miss
This question is being talked of to
day all over the United States. Very
soon we may be called upon to take
action on the subject. Come out and be
enlightened on both sides of the ques
The committee appointed to investi
gate the practicability of establishing
the municipal or school lunch will be
ready to report. You will want to
know all about it.
There will be music by Ronald Rob
inson and pupils.
At the High School at 8 o'clock on
Monday evening, Nov. 20th.
"A (K)NIOHT IN A CABARET'
A (K)Night in a Cabaret" will be
given tonight at the Orpheum theatre
under the auspices of the K. of P..
Those who attended the fine entertain
ment last year given by this organiza
tion are looking forward to this event.
During the past week Mr. Lewis, the
director of the opera, invited several
of the prominent ladies in town to wit
ness a rehearsal and their verdict after
censoring the same was that, the music
was catchy, and that the actors were
all one could desire. The people of
Blackfoot will see something new in
stage settings, such as were never here
before. The jokes are new, right off
the reel and if you miss hearing am
seeing this comedy you will regret it.
Miss Jessie Lloyd presented the li
brary with a set of Richard Harding
Davis works. A complete set of French
Historical Romances and many others
in all totaling fifty books.
Rev. Stromquist presented the Li
lirary Board with a complete Universal
Dictionary in four volumes, und so far
this month the books added totaled sev
enty-five. Great interest is felt in tin
work for a larger and better library
as the demand is so great. Anyone
having juvenile books to give, please
telephone to 149. and they will be col
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the rumor is
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hat Ex-United States
hibnis is slated for a
Wilson cabinet. Ib
is many friends hope
It was the West that
-moeratie tale of sne
iliois, her Democratic
recognized above all
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Slack foot First
from 10 a. m.
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h - no sales dui
igs. Notions, gi
irtieles and clot 1
i i 11 j*
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B. Y A N
MA R Y
F Y AXS
Producing the Evidence
Very often an individual is called up
on to produce a written record of a busi
ness or financial transaction.
To keep duplicate records and im
portant papers in a Safe Deposit Box
in D. W. Standrod A Co.'s is to run no
risk of their desctruction, loss or mis
placement through fire, theft or preju
Box rentals range from $3.00 to $8.00
D. W. Standrod & Co.
BLACKFOOT ^ IDAHO
LET US ALL
From the time of the landing of the
Pilgrim Fathers, Americans have been
accustomed to set aside one day in the
year wherein to review the past year
and take stock of the dealings of
Providence with us as a people.
What was at first the spontaneous
expression of grateful hearts soon be
came a custom, and aa the years sped
this customo became f-od, until to
day it assumes the suere .ness of a per
This season is again « ith us. Tha
fruits of the broad aci « of our fair
domain have been gari e.-ed in. Tho
warehouses and granaries are fairly
bursting with their contents and pros
perity sets a guest at almost every
Our president and the governors of
various states have designated the day
on which the people shall express to a
bountiful Creator their gratitude for
And to the many positive anil materi
al blessings which have been ours,
there is added on this occasion the es
pecial blessing that we as a people
have escaped the madness that has
fallen as a blight upon our neighbors
and kinsmen across the waters. The
magnitude of that blessing we cannot ah
this time begin to estimate.
But while we have these palpable
blessings for which to lie thankful,
we have other things for which to ex
press our gratitude, and these nntedate
and underlie our present happiness and
prosperity, our peace and safety. Wo
have to be thankful that back in the
days when our nation was being born,
a land of heroes, than whom the world
has never produced greater, had im
pressed upon their hearts to lay the
foundations of that, nation upon the
only possible true and lasting base—
the Fatherhood of an omnipotent God
and the brotherhood of man.
Ami we have to be thankful that, all
down the years since that time there
have been heroic souls—worthy sons of
noble sires-—who have never ceased to
call to us with clarion voice to watch
and preserve the old landmarks, to
plant our feet upon the everlasting
rock and stand firm.
And over and above all i-Ihc, we have
to be thankful that a merciful God inis
ho moulded the hearts and lives of
the people of this nation that we are
enabled to look above and beyond self
ami see for ourselves the great, princi
ples of eternal truth and justice that
must ultimately rule the whole earth;
that we are enabled to grasp the truth
that an injury to ourselves, anil that
a kindness to our fellows calls down a
benediction upon our heads.
Bo that the one supreme blessing
for which we should at this season re
turn thanks, is the fact that our Goil
has enabled us as a people to know ami
to <lo the light.
And let our prayer be, that it may
ever lie thus with nur ......pie.
From now on until Dec. 1st, 1916,
we will paint any Overland Car pur
chased from us, any color to suit pur
Come in and order your car, and have
it painted your favorite color. This
service is free.
BILLS AUTO CO.
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