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The Blackfoot Optimist
«JESS?'*? „„ 8 .? COD<1 0,a88 matter De
S"*% r ?• , l® 07 * *t the pcatofflce at
Blackfoot, Idaho, under the Act of Con
trées of March S. 187»
Published every Thursday
SUBSCRIPTION RATES
One year In advance . ..........
St* months .......................
Three months ..................
W. M. DOOLEY, Manager
.820«
1.00
.65
NOTICE
Mr. Smith, of the Thorstenberg bale
erv, has changed the name of the'bak
ery to Smith's Baking company, which
will do business hereafter under that
name. We will be giving away some
very nice presents in the near future
with our Blue Ribbon wrappers. Save
these wrappers and get a beautiful pres
ent.
Insist on Blue Ribbon bread when you
order from your grocer. Ho sells it. Ad.
B. H. ALLRED FOR SPEAKER.
Representative B. H. Allred of Bing
ham county has announced his candi
dacy for speaker of the next house of
representatives, according to a tele
gram received in Boise from L. M.
Capps, of Blackfoot, a member of the
Democratic state central committee.
Mr. Capps was the Democratic ' candi
date for state treasure two years ago
and is well known among the Demo
cratic leaders.
"By request of many leading Demo
crats over the state, Harvey Allred,
representative-elect from Bingham
county, has announced his candidacy
for speaker of the house of the legis
lature," telegraphed Mr. Capps. "All
red is thoroughly qualified; has legis
lative experience; is a fluent speaker
and a student of law. He has a strong
following how."
Say Allred Strong Possibility.
Democratic leaders were speculating
during the day over what effect the
Allred announcement will have. Some
of them pointed out that if he is the
only candidate of the southeast, he
may give the northern Idaho, candidate
a close race because the north had the
last speaker, who hailed from the same
county as Adjutant General Moody, in
A. H. Conner, and the southeast be
lieves that it is entitled to the speaker
ship this time. The southwest had the
speaker during the session four years
ago, in C. S. French of Canyon county.
Representative-elect Allred is a busi
ness man of Blackfoot. lie has the no
. cessary legislative experience to quali
fy him for the speakership, having
served two terms in the Wyoming leg
islature.
Members-eloct to the legislature are
inclined to make no pledges, it is said,
on the speakership, until,they arrive in
Boise, where a general conference of
the Democrats will be held.—Capital
News.
The
again.
dove of peace is fluttering
Have i
country!
era!
re any empty jails
In with the food prici
a this
boost
The most difficult tiling in dealing
with Mexico is 1o determine, which one
to deal with.
That Christmas turkey will taste fine
tor those who have the price of the
turkev.
Peace? "Voa bet! Whoop 'er up and
push 'er along!
Tho question before the country is:
"Will Pershing get Villa, or will Villa
get Pershing#
Many a joke contains more truth than
poetry, and some not a darned bit of
either.
Every time wo get a bad taste in
the mouth it makes us think of that
man Carranza.
All brides are beautiful and all
grooms are handsome no matter what
their mugs may resemble the day af
ter.
CONVENTION WEEK—POCATELLO
January S I!—Five big conventions.
See Oregon Short Line agents for ex
cursion rates.
SIDEWALKS AND FOUNDATIONS
For cement sidewalks and foundations
see B. F. Badger who has had 55 years
experience in oneretc and brick work.
He guarantees satisfaction as to work
and its cost. 53 Spruce Street. tlf.
Henry Ford should perk up. There
> yet another Christmas coming.
No peace yet, boys. Whoop "er up
If the District of Columbia goes dry
won't there be an awful scramble to
get home again!
Long life and much happiness to you
and we'll do our best to keep you
company.
We make a specialty of printing
Sanitary Butterjrrappers.
treasury department.
State of Idaho
Boise, October 1, 1910
To the Honorable M. Alexander,
Governor of the state of Idaho.
My dear Sir:
As required by law, I have tiie Jim or
to herewith submit my report show
ing the liuancial -transactions of the
treasury department for the bien liai
period ending September BO, 191(5.
In submitting this report, it is with
considerable pride 1 nail your atten
tion specially to our system of doing
business, which is along the lines of
a large banking institution, balancing
daily, so that the exact condition of
any fund, or of the office ns a whole,
can be given each night.
We keep no monies on hand, deposit
ing every dollar each day and pay all
warrants by check. We make itemised
reports, in duplicate, to the state audi
tor at the close of each day's busi
ness, showing receipts, disbursments
and balance on haiu.1. After the report
is checked, the auditor certifies to its
correctness and returns the duplicate
copy to the treasurer. This, together
with other changed madJ in the system
of handling the work of the office, look
ing to the safe-guurding of the fluids,
makes it impossible for wrong-doing
without it being detected within a very
few hours.
t The earnings^ of the office for this
period in interest on daily balances
and fees of the office are $123,487.07, as
compared with $81,761.118 for the pro
ceding two years, or an increase of
$41,725,60, and we have had imjny
thousands of dollars less to derive earn
ings from and on which to make this
sliowng. This office shows a saving
of $.11,555.01, during this same time,
over and above that shown for the pre
ceding biennial period.
The treasurer has always been eus
todiau of the Capitol buildings and
grounds and has charge of the bavin;
of supplies, making repairs and super
vising of the help employed in flie
care of the buildings and grounds. As
lisch officer, there is shown a saving
of' $20,270.04, as compared with the
preceding biennial period and, too, with
out in the least reducing the efficiency
of the service rendered.
Recapitulation.
Earnings of office ................$121.487 0
Savings of office'.................... 61,555 01
Savings as custodian ............ 20,27004
Total
lamiugs and savings $175,512 12
Respectfully submitted,
JOHN W. EAGLESON,
Stute Treasurer.
REPORT FILED BY LAND DEPT,
The state land department slid a real
land office business in 1916, judging
from figures contained in the biennial
report. The total cash receipts amount
ed to $1,569,521.97. Land and timber
brought in $713,264.03; bonds and loajis,
$179,245.41; interest, $257,707.43; rejit
als, $257,238.08; Carey act lands, $18,
986.59 aud fees, $7,158.67.
The number of acres under lease or
effected by lease in the state runs up
to the grand total of 1,318,510.63, and
the aomuiit of revenue derived from
these leases amount to $247,254.91.
Idaho also deeded 19,816.50 acres ahd
the principal involved in these deed
ed lands amount to $118,816.81. TJie
interest was $102,057.32.
'State Land Grants.
Tli»' status of Idaho's congressional
land grants Dec. 1, 1916, is a follows:
Insane asylum—Acreage granted, 5 p, -
000; selected, 49,994.84; clearlisted, 49,
994.84.
Public buildings—Acreage granted,
52,000; selectoil, 31,988.80; clearlisted,
31,988.80.
100,000; selected, 99.980.26; clearlisted,
99,580.29.
Charitably institutions — Acreage
granted, 150,000; selected, 149,996J3S;
elearliste/1, 149,917.59.
Scientific school—Ac re age granted,
100,000; selected, 100,289.19; cloarlisttU,
99,472.19.
Agricultural college—Acreage grant
ed, 90,000; selected, 96,742.59; clei r
listed, 89,949.82.
Penitentiary—Acreage granted, 50,
000; selected. 50,462.72; clearlisted,
49,041.74.
1 niveisity—-(state) — Acreage grant
ed, 50,000; selected, 49,988.14; clearlist
ed, 49,988.14.
University — (territory) — Acreage
granted, 46,080; selected, 46,077.21;
clearlisted, 46,017.21.
LOOKING A YEAR AHEAD.
ar 1917
omiiiuiiiti
mean to
, to tlii*
What V, ill the
this town, to this
people ?
What will he your personal attitude
toward the making of a better town. 1
a more prosperous community, u more j
open hearted people? ' j
Tho efforts of the individual citi
zen may accomplish something. The
co-operation of a collective people will
produce notable results.
It may be true that this world is
full of good fellows, but there are times
when one is forced to the belief tl)at
it is a whale of a world.
BORAH AND BRADY DIFFER
ON PROHIBITION
Washington, Dec. 25.—The attitude
of the Idaho senators on the prohibition
question was disclosed on the vote in
the senate last week on the Sheppard
bill tor a "dry" Washington.
^ Senator Brady voted for the Smoot
substitute which would have applL
tlie^ldaho law to the district prohibit:
i»K the personal use as well as the
manufacture and sale of intoxicants.
Senator Boral) voted against the-Smoot
substitute. Most of the ardent friends
of the Sheppard bill for a dry Wash
ington voted against the. Smoot sub
stitute believing that if it were adopt
ed the plan might fail either by the re
fusal of the hoyse to agree to it or a
veto by the president so that Senator
Borah > vote against the Idaho law was
not necessarily a vote against the prin
ciple. Senator Brady said: "I voted
for it because it is only a question of' a
short time when we will come to ab
solute prohibition and why put the
matter off."
On the proposal to substitute the
Underwood referendum for the SJiep
pard bill which would have permitted
the. people of the District of Columbia
to vote on whether they desired
1 <lry ' ' capitol, both senators from Idaho
opposed the proposed substitute vot
ing with the prohibitionists. On the
qualification for electors at tho refer
ndurn in case one was ordered both
Idaho senators voted to permit the wo
men to vote but they divided on tho
strong test prescribed in the Williams
amendment which was constructed as
a plan to disfranchise the illiterate ne
gros. Senator Borah voted against
the Williams amendment which was
supported by most of the southern sen -
ators btrt wte defM&ar Senator. 'Éj-ady
voted for it. - ' • 1 - *
PORTLAND STOCK REPORT.
Cattle.
December 26.—With a very light of
fering of cattle here today prices as
expected advanced from 25 to 50 cents
on all grades. Best steers sold readily
at $8 with ordinary kinds down to'$7,
onimon grades soli! down ti^ $5. It
was one of tlit a Iivli»»st sessions here
for a long time, sellers having about
their own way, several buyers being
each load. Good cows sold at $6.50
with no top stuff here although thov
being quoted at $7. Bulls were in
good demand at 25 per cent higher prices
and good bolognas solil from $4 to $4.75.
There were but a few head of feeders
here best feeding steers bringing $6.25.
Hogs.
A very light hog run was offered the
trade today and a much higher niarkt't
was the, rule. Prices wqre fully 10 to
15 cents higher than last week 's close
Tops sold at $9.85 while the bulk' of
good packing hogs brought $9.65 to
$9.70; pigs sold mostly at $8.25.
Sheep.
There were only a few head here.
Valley she»>p have been making up
all receipts, prices a fully 50 cent«
higher than a week ago. Valley lambs
yre bringing $10 for the best yearlings
at $8.50 and owes $7.25.
WILSON'S PLURALITY VOTE
568,822 OVER CHAS. E. HUGHES
New' York—Complete offieals returns
on the presidential election show that
Mr. Wilson deceived 9,116,296 vot»*s and
Mr. nuglics 8,547,474, a plurality of
568,822 for Mr. Wilson. In 1912 Wil
son, Democrat, received 6,297,099; Taft,
Republican, 1,846,399; Roosevelt, Pro
gressive, 4,124.959. *
The vote for Mr. Benson, Socialist
candidate for president, was 750,000,
with eight missing states estimated,
against 901,873 for Debs, Socialist, in
191'.?; for Mr. Hanl.v, Prohibitionist
candidate, the vote was 225,101, against
207,928 for Cliafin, Prohibitionist, in
1912.
The total popular vote for the four
candidates was 18,638.871, as against
15,045,594 in 1912. This is an increase
of 3,593,549, accounted for by the in
crease in population and the woman
vote in the new suffrage states.
The high cost of
both high and costly.
living continues
Doing it yourself has one -distinct
advantage. It prevents the uncertain
ty of speculating oil whether the other
fellow will do it correctIv or not.
One
e thn
day we are told that dresses will
e inches shorter next season, and
the next day
ankle length,
uncertainty!
\VI
lie
Oh,
they an
1 hi
All
>ard for 1917.
1 . -'—
j <n,lb 0,1 ' ol " " Sl '' 1 "
|°" r Chr » tm «" "I" 1 *'» a »'V
xasp
to be
crating
turkey,
re good.
And now Villi—oh, shut up!
lance
Here's wishing you an nbum
of prosperity during the coming year.
Now let us have a little of vours.
The government is talking of prose
cuting the print paper trust. "Talking"'
we said.
WÂWTEP
5 to 9 Years Old, Broke
and Sound
14 Hands 3 inches, to 16 Hands High
Will Pay $150.00 for Horses 1500
Pounds and Over
Week
December 27th to January 3rd
E M. KENNEDY
Blackfoot, Idaho At Heese's Feed Yard
RARE BARGAIN IN
HIGH GRADE PIANO
We will accept any reasonable offer
for a. new, strictly high-grade piano
which we have stored at Blackfoot.
Liberal terms. Particulars will be
furnished by writing The Denver Music
Co., at Denver, Colorado.
New and Second Hand
Goods
Cream Separator, guar
anteed, $30.
Piano, $ 1 10.
Two saddles, $9 and
$1 1 each.
Blacksmith forge, anvil,
vise and other tools.
Coyote and other traps.
CLEGG'S
Main St. Blackfoot.
The IV .jw who does it today in
ste d .,£ tomorrow lias to ponder over
th;- mistakes of vesterdav.
It" the price of print paper continues
upward we will soon be tempted to
circulate $50 bills instead.
Now that everybody is talking of na
tional defense, let's have something
besides talk.
Let "s all buck up
"some town" before
mas rolls along. No,
only the other fellow.
and make this
another Christ
we don "t mean
We moan you,
individually, and all of the rest of
the individuals individually and tho
whole hunch of you collectively. Will
you buck.'
Mr. Wilson wants the United States
to assume control of wireless telegraphy.
Better than that, we'd like to see the
old 1 k>v control the price of eats.
Here's for a happy New Year, with
hope that it will not be limited to one.
Christmas, and still in the trenches.
Oh, you Henry.
Assessment Notice.
Blackfoot, Idaho, December 21, 1916.
Dear Sir:—At a meeting of the di
rectors of the Riverside ditch company
held Decenjber 8, 1916, assessment num
ber 70 of |$1.00 per share was levied
on the capital stock of the company
which is now due and payable to tho
undersigned, aud unless paid bv Jauu
srsigueil, aud u
12, 1917, will
be delinquent and
will be advertised for sale.
l-ll-4t J. G. BOND, Secretary.,
All our I life we have been telling
other people not to worry, and now wc
wish some of you would pay up so we
can quit.
Bulls
25
HEREFORD AND SHORT HORN
Coming Two-year-old.
AU Registered.
At My Place Near Blackfoot.
Come and See Them.
E. M. Kennedy
W » ■
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,7«SI
CHRONip AILMENTS A SPECIALTY
Recommended by Physicians
CLARA BELLE WEST
Professional Nurse
And Doctor of Mechano-Therapy
Phone 99 Blackfoot, Idaho
(liver Murphy's Cigar Store)
. is impossible for a person to cn
In' fn"t" l,0altil with P° or circulation.
fi" 4 ' ["!•?">' and pains, such
numl n m ' ura, £ ia > dizziness,
sui lv Xn ti', rn ""' from l* 001 " W»od
r i l A 'J"* 0 <a " be successfully
'UH-d by rny treatment. J
MOTTO:
Thru perfect circulation
permanent health."
we have
ConaalUlioi Fret
Price* RiuhiUi
0 t ,r npw Sunday and week-end cx
f"™° nS them - Many autoists.
too, are finding out that our rates are
ehennor II,.» using their own carg
I niversal military service is simply
universal) defense of the universal home.
And why, pray, should the few be ex
pected to do the work of the many!
Make it universal.,
TRANSPORTATION PROBLEMS
"'u, are 1111(11
cheaper than
Ask about them.
R.
Agent O. S. L. »!
Many in Blackfoot
Try Simple Mixture
Many Blackfoot people are surprised
at the QUICK action of simple buck
tliorn bark, glycerine, etc., as mixed in
A<1 tkvmÎ" T us 8in 'P Ie remedy acts
on BOTH upper and lower bowel, re
nvv n ItKr«T B .Vr. pril,i,, 8 foul matter that
relieves almost ANY
CASE of constipation, sour stomach or
gas. A tew doses often relieve or pre
vent appendicitis. A short treatment,
om?lr C ilt 0n,c 8tomiu ' h trouble. The IN
STANT, easy action of Adler-i-ka is
astonishing. Edw. Thoroson, druggist
^ Classified A dvertising |
fob sale.
for SALE—Some good Poland China
* boars ; fired by tliv big 800-pound
boar that was at the fair. E M Ken
nedy. * i 2 . 21
F R R n S t^? OB SEBACE— Durham
Bull at Mowrey 's Feed Yard. 8-I91f
FOR RENT.
Modern furnished 5-room house, close
and reasonable.
F 9. B . — Five rooms for office or
housekeeping. Inquire or'
at the Pans Millinery. 6-22-tf.
call

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