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Imitation Is The Most Sincere Flattery. The Republican Leads, Others Try To Follow.
I 1 BLACKFOOT, BINGHAM COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER I, 1905. VOL 2. NO. 6. PER YEAR. $2 (10 CASH 12 50 on Ai.'Ct 1 ) You See We Know what we are Talking About When we Speak of the Big Bingham County Fair M r b ) .Our man-with-a-pcncil has been out scouring the country on his bike, and asking people what they are planning to do the third week in September, and most of them are planning to be at the Blackfoot Fair, wearing their newly polished thinkers. KN i You see it is apparent to everybody that Idaho is putting aside its knee pants and sailor waist, and is standing up to have the measures taken for pantaloons and frock coals so-to-speak, and they are read in the exhibits at the fair. They know it doesn t pay to shut their eyes to what is going ing the signs of the times carefully in the newspapers and waiting for the chance to read the more substantial signs to be found i world where each one of us is such a small influence, and folks who have worked hard all summer are going to take a few days to rest and study at the fair. on m a Secretary Stufflebeam reports that many applications are coming to him for entries of race horses, shows and other amusement features and next week we will tell you who and what has engaged to The Republican office is receiving matter and machinery to be used in the Daily Republican, and since we talked to you we have bought a $250.00 stereotyping outfit to enable us to get out illustrations quick and good. We are going to publish in the Daily, a series of articles on the last fights of the red men in this valley, giving statements from living witnesses who know all the circumstances. There will also appear in the Daily, a continued story in five chapters, written by Don of Root Hog, entitled, "ON WESTERN SHORES" and covering events dating from our recent national expan sion on the west, down to the last day of the fair. Events which you were a part of; characters who were once your chums or neighbors, and who have gone forth in the world to act out queer dramas heretofore known to you. Blackfoot is already famous for her men and women, and when the fair is over you will not need to go back in history to the stories of Carthage and the Moors, to read of characters which were clothed with the charm of honest effort, lead in strange lands and divers places by the hand of fate or the accidents of the times. We are going to send the Daily to any address for the week for 25 cents, and by sending a lot of them to your friends in other states you will help to advertise Blackfoot and Idaho. come. un 4 INSTITUTES AND EDUCATION. A Shot at John Doe and You. Prin cipally You. With each recurring month of June -comes the college boy and the sweet girl graduate, thinking they know—O! so much! But in reality, knowing, O! so lit tle, and unable to make any practical use even of that. July brings its vacations and summer schools, and August its applications (for jobs, commonly called positions) and the annual institutes. The work of the institute goes on apace, and half of the teachers or pros pective teachers are carefully avoiding anything which might reveal their lack •of understanding, which many of them place in the way of progress and happiness, is in not trying to get acquainted with their fellows and the people in general. They live in their books. The com munity in which they are spending the week or the month, so full of opportun ity, holds but little which they care for. They shut their eyes upon it. Only one teacher out of several reads the local paper and cultivates a personal acquaintance with the men and women -of the community who move barriers and do things. The teachers seldom •'let down the bars" and never "take the .shingle off the roof." The school year opens with a tenden cy to bring the teacher in touch with the whole community where she teaches, but the public is hard to please. Sug gestions come; complaints are filed, and. censure is added to complaint. Earnest effort is checked, enthusiasm is damp ened and ardent spirit which was push ing good work, recoils upon itself and, in a sense, barricades itself from those it should mingle with the most those whom the teacher's tact should meet and place itself on a level with. An honored level. It is an old saying that teaching un tits the teacher for business, and this is true. The business man learns to yield. The teacher learns to carry her point. She learns to do this in school, and v 0 ■ * Another barrier I A < ■ presently she is doing it out of school, and people make allowance for it be cause she is a teacher. But the public is to blame for this because the public does not go half way, where teachers and public are concerned. But this is getting almost personal. We don't care. The public seldom does its part by the teachers, except in dol lars and cents, and there is another phase of life in the field of education. The place where all are lacking is along lines of personal sacrifice and mutual co-ope ration. Next Monday is election day, and a good time to turn a new leaf in these matters. Will you turn it? It may be a very busy day for you, but the busier you are, the more evidence of your real worth if you make a personal sacrifice and attend the school election to use influence for better educational <?■ your work; not for better work in the school alone, but in the community at large. Have no fear of your neighbors not up holding you in your suggestions in this direction, for they too have been wishing for something better, and could not de fine that feeling and put it into form. If you live in a town or village, one thing which has come to your attention, is that many people whose children at tend school, find fault with existing con ditions at school, but do not associate with the teachers and school officers in *. Talking trying to have things better, among the neighbors and making them dissatisfied with the management, and offering no remedy is a detriment great er than the thing you complain of. l is of the the In in the yet one the • ern If you live in a rural district you have noticed that the school house is not re spected. Nobody feels the pride m it which they should. Decorations are scanty, and are damaged or destroyed every time there is a session of terpi score, sometimes called dancing or edu cation of the heels. If dancing is per mitted in the school house it should be conducted by responsible persons who will see that school property is respected and not destroyed. They should see that the influences at this social affair are good and elevating. Letting hood lums have possession, to stack seats and stoves and other furniture like so much alfalfa and use the yard for a beer gar den is not within thd scope of our defini tion of good influences. The teacher who is made of the right stuff will take a stand on these matters, and if the school board does not stand pat, she will lose-her job, but there will be another job waiting at a better salary, and well we know she can use the salary. "All just government derives its authority from the consent of the gov erned," and this is one of the instances where the movement should start with the people. Next Monday afternoon is the time set apart for school election and when you rise Monday morning, have your mind made up that you will attend the election and make yourself and your convictions felt. When you enter the school yard, most of those who are there will be holding a social session or a farm ers' institute. Talking of everything but school matters, telling how very busy they are at home, and yet wasting valuable time in idle talk. That gives you a better chance to exert your in fluence, and it is also evidence of the lack of public interest in school matters and the lack of public character. But you can build up these things. You and Smith and Brown and the teacher. Sup pose you talk to them about it! so The State Fair. The Inter Mountain Fair at Boise opens on Monday, September 25th and closes Saturday, September 30th. The fare from Blackfoot for the round trip will be 810.85. The conditions for ship ment of products for exhibit will be as follows: All freight will be charged full tariff rates going, except on fruit, grain and vegetables, the freight charges will be refunded on presentation of a certifi cate from the secretary of the fair that such shipments have been placed on exhibition. ■ On return of freight, no change of ownership having taken place, and with proper evidence of its having been on exhibition, it will be carried free at owner's risk. Race horses wiU be charged both ways, but sulkies and harness may be loaded without extra charge. General admission to the fair is 25 and 50 cents. Applications for entries of exhibits must be made to secretary W. F. Dolan not later than September 25th. W. T. Harris, of Blackfoot. is assist ant superintendent of the division of farm products. Club Announcements. There will be a business meeting of the Current Event Club at 2:00 p. m. at the home of M rs. W. E. Barnhart next Monday, the 4th. Also a business meet ing of the V. I. S. at 4:00 o'clock at the same place. All are requested to be present at both meetings. THE FAIR Our Boise Correspondent. From a'.l indications the crowd of Idaho people in Portland on "Idaho Day," September 7th, will be greater in number and much more representa tive of the state at large than have been the crowds for other states which have held celebrations at the Lewis & Clark Imposition It is expected that on that date there will be at least three thousand people from Idaho in Port land who will participate in the exer cises. Lewis & Clark Exposition clubs are being organized in all of the towns of the state. M. A. Kurtz, of Nampa and Thomas Kirby of Peck, have been out in the different parts of the state for the past ten days organizing these clubs and report that in almost every town that they have visited the people have shown an anxiety to make Idaho Day in Portland the Wanner state day of the Fair's season. Letters received from the Hon. It. W. McWride, Executive Commissioner from Idaho in Portland, bring information that both the O. R. &. N., and the Northern Pacific Ry. Co. have offered to run excursion trains from all points in north Idaho, on August 5th, land ing tlie crowds in Portland by after noon of the following day. Roth com panies have made a round trip rate, and from some points is considerably less than one cent a mile rate. Mr. McWride reports that the pro gram of exercises on Idaho Day has been practically determined. As at present arranged there will be a pro cession formed of the Idaho excursion ists at one o'clock on September 7th, which will march about the Exposi tion grounds, headed by the Idaho State Wand, the Lewiston Wand, and the Exposition Administration Wand. At half past two in the afternoon the regular Idaho Day exercises will be held in the New York Pavilion which is very close to the Idaho Wuilding. President H. W. (Joode, of the Exposi tion Commission will deliver an ad dress of welcome on behalf of the Lewis & Clark Centennial Exposition. Governor Gooding will respond. Ad dresses will also be made by Senator Heyborn and Congressman French of Idaho, and by Governor Chamberlin of Oregon. A number of musical selec tions will be included in the program. Immediately after the exercises a re ception to Governor Gooding will be held in the Idaho Wuilding, to which the Exposition officials and a number of distinguished citizens of Portland, the Evecutive Commissioners from each of the states and the officials of the Pacific coast states will be invited. In the evening, besides the reception in the Idaho Wuilding a dancing party will be held in the New York Pavilion. The Idaho Wuilding Hostesses will serve light refreshments throughout the afternoon and evening. Commis sioner McWride has just done a very graceful thing in inviting the ladies who served the state in the capacity of hostesses during the Fair season to serve in a light capacity on Idaho Day. The effort to secure excursion rates from points in South Idaho has not yet met with success. It is believed, however, that the Oregon Short line will run an excursion train from Po catello on the morning of September 5th, and that it is possible that a slightly lower rate than the existing one will be offered. Mr. McBride re ports that the O. R. & N. Co. has in formed him that they are willing to give a round trip rate from Hunting ton, of #10.00, for the "Idaho Week" excursion; with a similar reduction on the part of the Oregon Short Line a round trip rate of about 813.00 will be secured from Hoice with proportionate rates from other points in the south ern part of the state. re it are be It ed in All of & Death of Jas. McTucker. Jas. McTucker, commonly called "Uncle Mack" died at Blackfoot. on Fri day morning August 25th. He had been suffering for some days with erysipelas, and his death was altogether unexpect ed. He died quietly as if sinking into quiet slumber. The funeral was con ducted from the Methodist church on Sunday afternoon and a large number of people especially old settlers attended. Deceased was born in Philadelphia in 1829, and was in his 77th year. His parents removed to Illinois during his youth and he went to California in '49 via The Horn. He crossed the plains several times before the advent of the railroad, and came to Idaho in the six ties. He engaged in stockraising, and for many years was boss farmer among the Indians on the Shoshone and Ban nock Reservation. He conducted a meat market in Blackfoot for a quarter of a century and retired from business about three years ago. Mr. McTucker never married and had no relatives here. He was a man of good habits, very charitable, and unas suming about it. He had an aversion to publicity of every kind, and when sub scriptions were taken for some public benefit, he generally gave with an open hand, but would never permit his name to go on the list. In 1880 he was one of the three men who rented a building near the present site of the post office, for Mrs. S. F. Fer ris to use for a Sunday School hall, and was very active in establishing and sup porting the public school, devoting much time and frequently furnishing the money to keep school going till the tax money was available. He was the friend of education at all times, and ever ready to use his influence to induce young people to attend school. At taxpaying time he was often called upon by old friends in need of a loan, but his books do not show that they were good about repaying. There is some real estate belonging to the estate which it is thought, will pay tho claims against it, and leave matters about balanced. of of to By for the and er at fect and to seen We of from ured from not and are have going to such state, fruit the Gem first The Baloon Ascension. Prof. Mars gave a good exhibition here last Saturday to a large gathering of people. The instrument which he carried in the flight into the sky indicat ed that ho reached a hoighth of 3500 feet above the level of the valley. He performed on the trapese from the time he left the ground till he dropped and made the descent with the parachute. It worked well, and he landed unharm ed near the Irving school house. When the baloon started up the sail or rudder was torn loose from its place so that he was unable to govern the direction as he usually does, but he used it to some effect in tacking. When the trapese and parachute were loosened from the baloon it turned slowly over till the opening was at the upper end and the heated air and smoke escaped. The baloon when new, weigh ed 100 pounds, but it has gathered soot and dirt till it weighs 280. Secretary Stufflebeam is negotiating with Prof. Mars to get him to attend the fair and give a series of entertainments in the aerial regions above the fair grounds, and we will tell you later what they are going to do. Rev. ist are Teachers' Meeting. The teachers of the Blackfoot schools will hold their first meeting in the high school room, at 4:30 p. m., Saturday, Sept. 2. This will be a very important meeting. All teachers must be present. Chas. Johnson, Supt. on a New Power Plant for Blackfoot. An Ogden dispatch to the Deseret News says: E. W. YVade returned this morning from a trip to Blackfoot, Ida., where he has been since Sunday look ing over a proposition relative to the construction of a power plant on the river, 17 miles out of Blackfoot, and an equal distance from Idaho Falls. Al though loth to talk, Mr. YVade admit ted that he had been to Idaho to look over the ground, and that the proposi tion is already launched. The men behind the project, he said, censisted of Utah and Idaho capitalists, the Idaho contingent being Christian Just of Blackfoot. Mr, YVade did not care to reveal the identity of the Utah men, but stated positively that the new en terprise was in no way connected with the Utah Light & Railway company, of which he is the Ogden representative, and that none of the men in the com pany named had anything to do with his going to Blackfoot. As to the project itself he said that the river ran through a ravine of the lava rock from 200 to 300 feet in height. By the construction of a canal some 1500 feet in length the plant could be established without the work of build ing a dam, and 1000-horsepower devel oped. The force could be increased, however, by the erecting of a dam. and for each 40 feet in height being- added the capacity of the plant would be in creased 1000-horsepower, horsepower plant, Mr. YVade believes, will be constructed within a year. The dam will depend solely on whether there is a market for more electric power. The scheme is to furnish light and power to Idaho Falls and Bluck foot. Mr. YVade also examined several oth er projects, but that outlined is the only one on whieh he had any dctinitc statement to make. The cost of the project is estimated at 8100.000. Capital News. be lic for for of the the to The 1000 Fruit at the Fair. The report from the Fair iH to the ef fect that Idaho fruit is commencing to arrive. This is good. A fruit display, and a tine one, is all we need at Portland, to make the Idaho exhibit the most at tractive on the grounds. Commissioner Hannah says that our grain exhibit will challenge the world, and all who have seen it will agree with him. It is simply wonderful, both as to quality and yield. We have sent in bundles of wheat, to gether with samples from the same field of threshed grain, he says, that yielded from 65 to 85 bushels to the acre, and these figures taken from carefully meas ured ground and grain. Oats running from 80 to 125 bushels to the acre are not uncommon in the Idaho exhibit and the proof is with the specimens shown. Some Early Crawford i>eachcs that are as fine as can be found anywhere, have just been shipped, and the apples, pears, prunes, plums, and other fruit going in every day will convince visitors to the Idaho building that there is no such thing as an off year in the Gem state, in the fruit industry. Idaho beats the world on fruit. It's fruit has taken the first prize at all the recent expositions, and if the display at the Portland ex|>osition is kept up, the Gem state will once more carry off the first honors. Ex. to day be Attention Germans! On Sunday Sept. 3, at 2:30 p. m. llie Rev. Herman H. Fleer of Ogden, will conduct German service at the Method ist Church at Blackfoot. All Germans are especially invited to be present. ity, cents THE FAIR this the the an Al of A FRIENDLY FEELING. Commercial Interests of Entire Pacific States Region Cemented. The Lewis and Clark Centennial Ex position has done more than show the resources of the great Northwest to the world; it has cemented the interests of the whole Pacific States Region and has brought the people together as one great family. There has never been a time in the history of the coast when the people have had such unusual opportunities of meeting one anothor as at the great ex position at Portland this year. Mer chants from different cities have come to know one another, and the meeting has been of mutual advantage. All classes of people have been brought to gether and the man from the south coast has met the man from the north coast. A movement is now on foot to crystal lize this sentiment of good will and operate umong the people of the Pacific ■ States into effective working organiza tion for the benefit of the entire region. More than a year ago it was projioaed by Rufus P. Jennings, Executive Officer of the California Promotion Committee, an organization representing more than 150 Chambers of Commerce and develop ment associations of like character in California, that the commercial organi zations of the entire Pacific States Re gion should "get together." The Oregun Development League, consisting of 44 Chambers of Commerce and Improve ment Organizations in Oregon, took up the movement. Then YVashington, Ida ho, Utah, Nevuda and the territory of Arizona followed suit. Asa result the most important step in the history of development work on the Pacific Coast has been begun and an era of organiza tion and effective co-operation between the Pacific States will prevail. With central association, consisting of the state commercial organizations, which are, in turn, composed of the local or ganizations, when any of the Pacific States desire a needful public improve ment, all the other states through the central organization will co-operate and lend their moral support for the work to be done. This will greatly fortify the representatives of the Pacific States Congress at Washington, who will be glad to avail themselves of a united pub lic sentiment upon the coast. In like manner a campaign will be conducted for large conventions for Pacific States cities as well as an organized campaign for publicity, The movement gained great strength through the excursions of the various states to the exposition. Many of these excursions were given under the auspices of commercial bodies and in this way the men actively engaged in this work have come to know one another. The largest excursion of this kind was that given under the auspices of the California Promotion Committee shortly after the opening of the Fair. Representatives of the Chambers of Commerce of the whole State of California took part in the event, and the result has been a steady stream of visitors from the Golden State to the banks of the Willamette. CO a in Oysters! Oysters! The Grove City Market will be able to supply you with fresh Oysters on Fri day or Saturday Sept. 1 or 2. This will be the first shipment of oysters to reach Blackfoot. It Nail Sale. My stock of nails, in any size or quan ity, while they last will be sold at 3J4 cents per II). D. H. Biethan.