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Official Paper of Bingham County PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY PRICE—$2.00 PER YEAR BLACKFOOT, BINGHAM, COUNTY, IDAHO. FRIDAY. AUG. 19. 1921 VOL. XV. NO. 48 BOY STRUCK BY RAILROAD TRAIN David McKnight Hit By Locomotive When Driving Team Across Track. Other Moreland News. Mr. and Mrs. McKnight have had another accident in their family. Their son, David, was struck by a train on Friday of i.ast week. The oo y was driving his fathers team to the field and the train failed to whis tle, and of course 'he boy did not hear nor see it, and was struck, and was carried on the cow catcher, along with the front wheels cf the wagon, for about 50 feet. He was taken to the railroad physic! in and had his wounds dressed, but he is still alive, which is a wonder, as t.he wagon, harness and hayrack are a complete wreck, and one of the horses is nurt so that it will never be any good. This is sure a hard blow to this fam ily, as it is ,t(he second accident in the last three months and David was his father's only help, but it is a wonderful thing to know he is alive. Sunday night of last week Mr. and Mrs. George Ferrell motored to Blackfoot. • !•:!!•.■• Mr. and Mrs. Barton, of Ogden, who have been visiting with rela tives here, left Saturday for their home. Catherine Farnsworth, who has been here visiting with her daughter for some time, has returned to her home in Delta, Utah. Miss Ruby 'Furniss has gone to Ogden, Utah, to visit with her friends and relatives. Harrison McKnight was in Black foot Tuesday on business. The telephone manager made sev eral calls in Moreland on Tuesday of last week. Dr. Simmons was in Moreland on Monday of last week. Many of the people of Moreland at tended the round-up at Henry, Idaho. Our ball team went to Henry to play ball, and beat their opponents, which entitled them to the thirty dollars prize money. They all report having had a good time. Mr. and Mrs. Davis, of Basalt, were at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Joey Jones, on Thursday of last week. They were on their way to Emmett. Mr. and Mrs. Nelson, of Logan. Utah, stopped at the home of Mrs. Eliza England on Friday. They were on their way to the park; Mr. and Mrs. Green and Mrs. Young called at the Anderson and McKnight homes recently, onroute to the park. They are from Richfield, Utah, and are relatives of Mrs. An derson and Mrs. McKnight. Gustus Furniss and Eugene Lil jenquist spen the week-end at Arvo fishing. There was an apple buyer from Pocatello in Moreland on Sunday, buying apples. The lightning storm of last Mon day struck a horse that Claude Cut forth was leading, killing it instant ly, and knocked Mr. Cutforth uncon scious, but did not injure him other wise. Lightning struck Lester Belnap's horse and killed It, and set his hay stack on fire. William McKnight mad? a trip to Blackfoot with his bpy to have his head dressed. Mr. and Mrs. Carter were callers at the home of the McKnights. Friday evening of last week Miss Blanche Robbins served supper to a crowd of girl friends. Mr. and Mrs. William Bartlett have , returned from Provo, Utah, where they have been for some time, Mr. Bartlett having attended summer school there. Miss Ua Beuse served supper to a crowd of young friends no Sunday evening. Mr. Johnston and son and Mr. Smith, were speakers at the after noon services of the L. D. S. church on Sunday. Services were held" in the Metho dist church on Sunday. They had a speaker from Blackfoot. Mrs. Florence Wheeler, of Wapello, was visiting in Moreland on Sunday, returning home on Monday. Thomas Richardson, who is In the Idaho Falls hospital, is improving »lowly. On Thursday the Relief Society held a social and enjoyed a good time. BASE BALL NEWS Last Sunday Blackfoot played Rexburg here and won the game by a score of 4 to 1. Wednesday Blackfoot played Rex burg at Rexburg, losing the game by a score of 11 to 2. Next Sunday Blackfoot and Idaho Falls cross bats for the last time In the 1921 series at Blackfoot. Every body should turn out and help our boys win the game. COUNTY AGENT STEPHENS RESIGNS Last week E. W. Stephens resigned his position as county agent, lo ac cept a position a3 assistant ii ganizer for the Western Seed ers' Marketing company. He left tlie latter part of last week for Salt City, where he will remain while before beginning his neW du ties. He will begin his work ns or ganizer in Twin Falls. Walter Thomas has been appointed | | ' a a fo succeed Mr. Stephens as County agent here, and will begin his duties September first. Mr. Thomai was formerly instructor in agriculture in the Blackfoot high school. WILL NOT HOLD INQUEST. Pocatello, Idaho., Aug. 10.—Al though no definite statement has been issued by the authorities it is prob able that no inquest will be held over the body of Miss Genevieve Burns, who died Friday morning from mer curial poisoning, caused by thp swal lowing of 12 bichloride of mercury tablets Friday noon, Aug. 5, while employed as office assistant to Dr. T. . if. Blakemore. Although County At f torney McDougall called an Inquest it was retracted when it became known that the mother of the young woman requested that no inquest be held. Her written statement to the coro ner read: "Being satisfied that Gene vieve Burns died from the effects of taking bichloride of mercury tablets In the office of Dr. Blakemore, and in his absence, prepared by herself on account of her despondency at the time, I request that no coroner's in quest be held." The statement was also signed by the brother. County Prosecuting Attorney I. B. Mc Dougall was confined to hi^i home with sickness yesterday afternoon when the decision was reached and could not give a definite statement regarding the case against Dr. Blake more, based upon the complaint sign ed by Mrs. Burns, in which he is charged with assault with iijtent to commit murder. He stated further investigation, other than an inquest, would 'be held. _ i _ STAKE CONFERENCE. The regular quarterly conference of the Blackfoot Stake will Ibe held in tlhe Tabernacle at Blackfoot on Saturday and Sunday, Augus| 20 and 21, 1921. Saturday sessions will be held at 10 a. m. and 2 p. |m., and Sunday sessions will be held at 10:30 a. m., 2:30 p. m., and 8:15 p. m. A convention of all the a|ixilliary organizations will be held in connec tion with the stake conference and General Board Members of all the or ganizations will be in attendance. In addition to the regular conference sessions, there will be convention meetings arranged for eacl] of the auxilliary organizations in the Tab ernacle and tiie Second Ward meet ing house, and those meetings will be visited by the General Board re presentatives of the various organ izations. These convention meetings will be held as follows: Saturday at 11 a. m. Relief Society stake and vfard offi cers in ward auditorium. Sunday School workers ih Taber nacle auditorium. Joint M. I. A. stake boards in Tabernacle social hall. Primary stake board in ward social hall. Religion Class stake board in two south rooms of ward meeting house. Saturday at 3 p. m. All Superintendencies and Presi dencies in Tabernacle auditorium. All teacher-trainers in Tabernacle social hall. Choristers and organists in ward auditorium. Secretaries and Treasurers in ward social hall. Saturday at 4 p. m. Relief Society stake board in ward auditorium. Sunday School stake board in ward Relief Society hall. Joint M. I. A. stake boards In Tabernacle social hall. Primary stake and ward officers i in ward social hall. a Religion Class stake and ward offi cers in two south rooms of ward meeting house. Sunday at 9 a. m. Relief Society stake and pard offi cers in ward auditorium. Y. M. M. I. A. stake and ward offi cers in ward Relief Society hall Y. L. M. I. A. stake and ward offi cers in Tabernacle social hall. Primary stake and ward officers in ward social hall. Religion Class stake an 1 ward offi cers In two south rooms of ward meeting house. On Saturday at 8:15 p. m. a con cert will be given in the Tabernacle and will be free r 0 ail. The members of '.he cfiurcb tr° urged to be present at ill the meet ings, and the public, ge.iernlly, are cordially invited. JAME DUCKWORTH, HEBER C. C. RUtH, NOFEAR DAVIS. Stake Presidency. SEPTEMBER 20,21.22,23 In order to place the milking con test on a fair and equal basis for all milk cows the following rules and regulations are outlined. These rules are final and substitute all those in the premium list wherever thev con flict: 1. In order to enter an animal in this test, the owner must fill out an entry blank for each animal he wish es to enter, entry blanks for this purpose to be secured from the Sec retary. All entries must 'be made to tihe secretary by Tuesday, September 20 . 2. All cows and heifers must be on the grounds and each in the place she is going to occupy during the fair period by 4 p. m., September 21. 3. Time of milking will be fixed by the supervisor of the test. 4. During this test all animals . -• —----- ---- — - --------- [entered shall be milked only in the presence of a supervisor, and as he may direct. 5. The test will begin Thursday morning and continue 48 hours. 6. All animals must be thorough ly milked in the presence of the su perintendent or his chief assistant on Wednesday evening preceding the test. 7. All cows and heifers must be the property of the exhibitor. 8. The basis for computing re sults shall be: Twenty-five point» per hundred pounds of skim milk and 30 points per pound for butter-fat. 9. The following handicaps will be allowed: Cows advanced in their lactation periods more than 40 days shall re ceive handicap on the actual pro duction of butter and milk aB fol lows: Days since freshening ........ 50; percentage handicap ..... Days since freshening ........ 60; percentage handicap ..... Days since freshening ........ 70; percentage handicap Days since freshening........ 80; percentage handicap ..... Days since freshening........ 90; percentage handicap ..... Days since freshening........100; percentage handicap Days since freshening percentage handicap iDays since freshening........ percentage handicap Days since freshening........ percentage handicap Days since freshening ........140 percentage handicap Days since freshening........150; percentage handicap ........39.4 Days since freshening ........160; 50; 3.0 60; 6.2 70; ....... . 9.5 80; ...... .12*8 . 90; ...... .16.3 100 ; ...... .19.9 110 ; ...... .23.5 120 ; .27.9 130; ...... .31.2 ..140 ...... .35.2 43.6 .47.9 percentage handicap ..... Days since freshening________170; percentage handicap ..... Days since freshening..... .180; percentage handicap ..... 10. No division of 10-day periods shall be made. That is, all cows from 50 to 60 days in milk shall 'be in the fifth 10 -day period and all receive the same handicap. After 180 days the handicap shall not increase in the same proportion but shall remain the same for the remainder of the lactation period. 52 3 OTHER FAIR NEWS. J. H. Merrill, of Rockford, and A. R. Kofoed, of Riverton, have some very unusual wheat which they will exhibit at the Southeastern Idaho fair. The wheat belonging to Mr. Mer ; rill, so the story goes, was first: found tin a jar in one of the Cliff Dwellers' caves in Utah. This sample has been propagated and Mr. Merrill will have about 15 bushels of the wheat this fall. He says it is unusually large and different than anything else he has ever seen. | gardlng these two wheats if possible, i Vice President Fred Seeger, a well A. R. Kofoed has a wheat called the Goose wheat. Stories indicate that this wheat was originally taken from the crop of a wild goose and has been propagated since that time. In dications are, as Mr. Kofoed reports, that its yield will .far surpass any of our best wheats. A sheaf of this wheat will be on exhibit at the South eastern Idaho fair. All interested parties should pay close attention. We expect to have the judge in this department give us full details re _________________ known potato buyer, taking the Sec retary of the fair as his guest, motor ed to Henry for the big roundup with a view of engaging features and performers of that roundup that might be of Interest to the patrons of the Southeastern Idaho Fair. The bucking contests presented st this roundup were very good, »iu! the of ficers of the roundup, although rot Jn the very best coalition to nego tiate business, informed us '.hat they would attend the Sojthe.is'er.n Idaho Fair and bring Caribou county with them. The attendance at the round up was far greater than they anti cipated. Approximately 3,500 at tended the first day. All the visitors at the roundup were very much in terested in the Southeastern Idaho Fair and in all probability we can look for a large delegation from that section of the country. Mr. L. W. Allred, the well known horse man of Henry, has taken the generalship of piloting all the Caribou residents to ward Blackfoot, September 20-23. The Aberdeen Commercial club have taken it upon themselves to boost the Southeastern Idaho Fair in any way possible. They have all their committees at work on exhibits for the fair and they swear by all that is holy that they are going to walk away with everything tihey come after. It is up to the other communities to get busy and do all they can to prevent such a land office slide of prizes going to any one sec tion. We are proud of Aberdeen and the spirit they are taking in the fair. Many agricultural and livestock ex hibits will come from flhat section from such men as Glenn Partner, who will show Shorthorns, and Mr. Pratt, Who will show Duroc-Jersey hogs. Mr. Vanderford will show Red Clo ver seed, Alsike Clover seed and Hampshire sheep. Coulson Brothers will show both cattle and horses, and many other individual exhibits will be brought in from Aberdeen in their car, besid exhibit whiCfe is already under way The Commercial Club of Aberdeen have also appointed a transportation committee, and if their plans work out successfully, we will have a spe cial train from Aberdeen, and In fact the entire branch will be with us every day of the fair. Again we are proud of the- Aber deen branch, as we are of all the other communities within tlhe county. The Clark Transfer Company, of the City of Blackfoot, have very gen erously offered to bring in exhibits to the Southeastern Idaho Fair with out charge. We appreciate the atti ule of tlie managers of this boosting concern, and ask that the exhibitors who have no way to bring their ex hibits to tlhe fair, get in communica tion with the Transfer company or the secretary of the fair. You will not need to feel obligated to this transfer 'company, as they are doing it with the protper 'boosting spirit. W. H. Jackson, who lives at Rose and has charge of the Rose Percheron etfhhe community collective hifb ' j stallion, wi'l be with us at the fair in with the fine horse, and has also promised to bring a number of his get to compete for premium No. 71 I of the premium list. Other stallion 3 \ owners throughout, the upper Snake River Valley should take notice and get their horses, with their get, re presented at the fair. It is your fair; it is our fair. Let us all boost and make the Southeas tern Idaho Fair all that the name indicates. E. J. FJELSTED, • Secretary. he Mr. A. A. Olson, a resident of Preston, Idaho, and district manager of the Interocean Elevator company, spent a short time in Blackfoot look ing over the Southeastern Idaho fair grounds. He was very much im pressed and gave high praise for the conditions of our grounds and the wealth and beauty expressed in their en'/ire makeup. He stated he had not seen their equal in the northwest. So say we all. Outsiders are boosting our fair grounds to the sky. Let us all be 'boosters. IL. H. Fink, of Riverside, Glen Partner and Coulson Brothers of Ab erdeen, Eric Sundquist of Lavaside, the , „ ___ ! ^ r «an fusons of Blackfoot A. D. ! f' tch ' of Shelley and Claude Going of foreland ^ among ^th^ breeders of who will show shorthorns In 1921 Southeastern Idaho Fair. Harrison McKnight is going to show his splendid Duroc-Jersey hogs at the Fremont County fair a; ^t. Anthony and in tun, the Fremont County fair exhibitors are going to show a carload of their displays at our fair. The office has just r.iceive'l word from the Bonneville County Farm Bureau stating that they had post of poned their field day which was eaheduled for September 23ril, in or der that Sheir farmers and members might have an opportunity to exhibit and visit at the 1921 Southeastern Idaho fair. We surely appreciate this attitude which lends evidence to the fact that the entire upper Snake river valley is boosting the South eastern Idaho fair. Let us all speak of it as the South eastern Idaho fair as the name indi cates, not sectional, but covering the entire Southeastern section of the State of Idahc. BUILDING AND STOCK DESTROYED BY FIRE Last Saturday afternoon about five o'clock the fire siren brought the fire department to the scene of a con flagration which had broken out in Wie building occupied by tHe Wallise Paint Shop on Main street. The fire originated from an unknown cause, and although the fire boys were on the spot inside of a very few minutes after the tire broke out, they were unable to stop it until the building and contents were completely de stroyed. The building, which was of wood 'construction, was not cover ed by insurance. Some minor damage was done to the building occupied by the Bing ham Motor company, which is located only a few inches away from the de stroyed building, and it was due to the good work of the fire boys that this building and the Home Hotel building on the other side, were not also consumed by the flames. The contents of both buildings were hur riedly removed to the street, It ap pearing at one time that] neither could be saved. ASK FOR UNIFORM ASSESSMENT. Last week Assessor E. T. Malcoin, Auditor F. M. Fisher, and Commis sioners J. R. Williams and Nelson Miller, attended the session of the state equalization board at Boise. They report that some of the coun ties were as low as 22 to 35 per cent of its actual value, which makes the portion of the state tax which they pay lower than in the other coun ties. Take Gooding county, for in stance, which only pays one dollar I to the state, where Bingham county pays two dollars. The O. S. L. company was repre sented, its property being assessed at 58 per cent. The state board was requested to make the assessment uniform all over the state, and was asked to require that property in all counties In the state be assessed at 42 1-2 per cent. The request was given favorable consideration. NOVEL ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR NEW MOVIE DRAMA Now it develops that the series of newspaper queries which have been asking "Is Darwin Right?" and other similar questions have to do with a motion picture production, which manager Heasley of the Or pheum Theatre lias booked. The pic ture is "A Scream in tiie Night," re leased by Seleet Pictures from an or iginal story by Charles A. Uigue, and is announced for presentation at tiie Orpheum theatre on Sunday night, August 21. Because "A Scream in 'he Night" one of the most novel photoplays j produced since the Inception of the j motion picture, Manuger Heasley be J neves that no t lien 're-goes wishes to ] miss it. Hence his unique method of ' bringing t iie picture to everybody's j attention. METHODIST OFFICIALS of At the regular annual business meeting of the Methodis:. church Tuesday evening tiie officials lor the ensuing year were elected. Rev j. E. Baker, tiie superintendent fur the ! Pocatello district, preside!. For trustees, J. G. Brown, E. A. Doud. P. W. Powers, E. Pearson, H. B Kin ney and J. T. Jackson wire chosen. For stewards, E. A. Doud, E. D. Bloom; District Stewards, P. Van Blarlcom, Mrs. P. W. Powers, J. H. Stoneman, Mrs. Eva West, Mrs. W. C. Thompson, Mrs. J. H. Miller, Mrs. M. L. Sanborn. Geo. H. Yost. On motion the cabinet of the con ference meeting at Twin Falls, Aug. 31, was memorallzed to use its influ ence to have Dr. Gillilan returned again to the pulpit of 'he church In Blackfoot. Notwithstanding the pressure of things financial the officials of the church optimistically face the future and are preparing for 'he work of the coming year. j to —WHY NOT A "CON FIDENCE WEEK!" Today this country is like a man who has finally recovered from a long spell of Bioknese hut who does not realize that he has recovered. He is pretty nearly all right in all but thinking so. We've had all kinds of nonsen sical uplift "weeks"—only graft for time-wasters. What our country needs now is a Confidence Week! A real wholesome, straight from-the-shoulder conviction that everything is O. K. once more will start a wave of confidence and car ry the country to success. Con fidence will cure the country as confidence helps the sick man on his feet. But where is the big business leader to personify confi dence, to start the wave of na tional confidence? SAYS CONDITIONS ARE IMPROVING Good Crops, Better Prices and In creased Demand Big Aid Toward Improving Conditions in Gem State. de-l "The bottom of the business pression in this country has undoubt4 edly been reached and we have startJ ed up the grade back to normalcy. Just how rapid progress will be re^ mains to be seen. There is. how ever, a better feeling, money is easier] and prices tin farm produce are betJ ter and this cannot mean anything else but renewed prosperity." This statement was made by John IT. Calkins, governor of the twelfth fédérai reserve district, who recenaly met with bankers of southern Idaho and discussed with them financial conditions. ■*» According to Mr. Calkins ihre» things have vitally affected better conditions in Idaho, good crops,, Im proved prices. Increased demand. He cited for instance the potato sltuai tlon, declaring that while some 15 days ago the prices being paid had a depressing effect, that today, the ad vanced prices had made à better feel ing. I He announced that while the climb back to normalcy would be gradual, it would be certain and upon a more solid basis than for many years. ORGANIZE ELKS' LODGE V The newly organized Elks' lodge of Blackiool has received Us chaHtlr and next Monday night at the Com mercial club hall there will be ,a meeting :to complete arrangements for the installation of officers on some date during next month. Thefe are about 54 active members of the new lodge. The organization of an Elks' lodge i in Blackfoot should be considered a ! boost for Che town, as only towns M I around 5000 inhabitants or over with I certain oilier qualification^ ns lo I business conditions, can have Elks' (lodges. 1 - of SCHOOL OF PRACTICAL AGRICULTURE EXPECTS RECORD ATTENDANCE This coming winter should see large number of tiie young farmers of Idaho attending the "Short Course in Agriculture" at the University in speaking of the opportunlti offered by the school, Governor Dai said: "There were never better c port uni 'les for those skilled in ag cultural matters than we have tod —Idaho is just starling in its devi opinent and 'hese young men (st dents in tHe S. 1'. A.) can make themselves what they wilf." Many inquiries relative to this work have been received from ill over tiie state. Farmers have co ne to realize that brains are needed to make a success of farming, and that one of the best ways to learn is thru an intensive and practical course un der the direction of experts. The courses given in the School of Prac >tical Agriculture are designed ho help in the actual problems of farming as these pertain to Idaho conditions. The instructors and administra Jem of the school are making the wcjrk of the most practical nature possible. The fall term opens on October 17 and continues for ten weeks. A sec ond ten weeks occupies the time be tween January 4 and March 17. For further information write Sherman Dickinson, Principal, Moscow, Irtano. LET CONTRACT TO J. C. MA' GUIR E At an adjourned meeting of the city council held last Friday evening, the bids for the paving contract were read and considered. The bids were as follows: Whe*lright Construction company, for reinforced concrete paving, $67, 385.80; Gibbons & Reed, for game, |$64,795.60; latter's bid on bitullthic I paving on concrete base, $61.494.96; J. C. Maguire bid $58,106.00 for lut ulithic paving on cement concrete base, and $65,287.76 for bitulithic paving on bituminous concrete base. The bid of J. C. Maguire was ac cepted by the council. Jusbel ep*Pt BUSHEL WEIGHTS. The following weights per bu are used by the United States Dept ment of Agriculture In all estim.ites of crop production: Apples, 48 pounds; beans (dried) 60 pounds; corn (shelled), 56 pounds; corn on the eob, 70 pounds; oats. 32 pounds; rye, 56 pounds; plo ver seed. 60 pounds; tomatoes. 56 ipounds; grj^in sorghum, 56 poupds; onions, 57 pounds; peanuts, 22 pounds; potatoes. 60 pounds; sweet potatoes. '56 pounds; timothy seed» 45 pounds; wheat, 60 pounds.