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VOL 2. NO. 8. BLACKFOOT, BINGHAM COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1905. ; PER YEAR. S2 00 CASH *2 SO on Acct f THE LATEST FAIR GOSSIP, WHAT'S DOING, AND WHAT'S TO BE DONE ONLY A SHORT TIME REMAINS But, in the meantime, we're going to be busy getting ready to tell you about it as soon as it happens. Our paper folder has arrived, and, if YOU will call in next week, you can see our outfit for making Cuts to Print Pictures, and a lot of other interesting things in the line of Printery. We have our 21 Newsboys engaged, and our Extra Reporters, and, on MONDAY, we will commence the publication of THE DAILY, containing accounts of what is on exhibt; it'will also have the IT folding THE * DAILY REPUBLICAN. We will show you First Chapter of The Story, "ON WESTERN SHORES," and the Historical Sketches, "THE SOUTHERN CIRCUIT OF CHIEF JOSEPH, THE BANNOCKS, and "THE FIGHT THAT DIDN'T OCCUR." THE NATION'S WARDS," "THE LAST SHOT OF While we are getting ready to write and print all these things for YOU to read, Messrs. Hawkey, Harris and Smith are busy gathering in Exhibits for the Horticultural Hall; L.'D. Wilson, for the Farm and Garden; Mrs. Woodin, for the Ladies' Department, and others for other departments. Mr. Barnhart went to Logan, Ogden and Salt Lake and got some of the Choicest Horses that appear on western tracks. The railway company gives a rate of One Fare for the Round Trip, from points as far as St. Anthony, Market Lake, Mackay, American Falls, Downey and Soda Springs. Three or four Side Shows have engaged to come, in addition to those which are usually here. A dozen horses are already training at the Fair Grounds; a car of running horses left Boise yesterday and are due to arrive this morning; two cars of harness horses, one from Ogden and one from Salt Lake, are billed to leave for Blackfoot's Big Fair tomorrow. THE ELKS, of Pocatello, are coming on a special train Thursday, and about half of the town will come with them, because they want to see OUR FAIR and leave half-a-dollar at the gate. Some of them have laid up some money and want to buy farms or dwellings at Blackfoot, and are coming to see what we produce here. On Friday the Pocatello Eagles will arrive, accompanied by, we believe, as large an The town will be dressed in the appropriate colors of the two orders, and the two evenings will be given up entirely to them to do as they please—even to carrying off the town. The big Elk Reception will escort. be at the I. O. O. F. Hall. On Wednesday the representatives of the State Militia will be with us, in their uniforms, and the Military Ball will be at the New Armory in the evening, and you are invited to be there. Friday will be CHILDREN'S D^Y, and, if the little folks don't have a good time, there is going to be trouble. The Blackfoot Schools will dismiss for the whole time of The Fair, and the Senior Class of die High Scool will have an Exhibit of wireless-telegraphy in the Educational Corner of the Exhibits Building, using Rev. Haley's instruments. A BIG Encampment of Indians will be here from Ross Fork, to give YOU some REAL INDIAN WAR DANCES, and, while you watch them, you can pick out those who are mentioned in the SERIES OF INDIAN STORIES to be published in the DAILY. ( Arrangements have been completed to have Prof. J. C. Mars make a BALLOON ASCENSION every day, and,unless carried away by strong winds, he will steer the Flying Machine back so he can alight-where he started from. On Tuesday he will perform on the trapese in the sky; on Wednesday he will perform with the Roman Rings in the sky; on Thursday he will ride the bicycle, like "Mother Goose" rode *he broom, in the Heavens; on Friday he will carry his dog with him to the aerial regions, and, when up a mile or two, Prof. Mars will come down with his parachute, and the dog will drop with a parachute of his Thank you, sir. own, SUGAR BEET CONTEST Thirty Dollars in Prizes For Sugar Beet Growers. „ The Snake River Valley Sugar Com pany has offered, as an inducement to beet growers under contract with them to exhibit good specimens of beets at the annual fair of the Southeastern Ida ho Fair Association, the following prizes: First prize $15.00: Second prize $10.00; Third prize $5.00. The following regulations will govern the exhibits: First, the name of the ex hibitor; Second, the description of the land on which the beets are grown; Third, the date of planting; Fourth, the name of drillman. f I Each sample or exhibit is to consist of six average sized beets, three of which are to be exhibited and three are to be tested by the Chemist of the Company; al| samples shall be sent to the proper officers of the Fair Assciation, by whom tj»gy will be turned over to three judges, cfcfpsen by them. The Judges will ex alpine the six beets of each sample, grading them according to their size, weight, general appearance and value to t^e farmer and factory. No exhibitor will be allowed to show more than one sample. That the high eat mark shall be 33; the Judges shall select three beets from each sample, number them and deliver them to the Chemist of the Sugar Company, by whom they shall be weighed and chemi cally analyzed; that the markings on these analyses shall be on a basis of 28 points for 15 per cent, beets, and two points up or down for each per cent, of variation. Also 28 points for 80 degree f pr^ity and one point up or down for each degree of variation. All exhibitors must be prepared, upon request of the Judges, to make affidavit that the beets exhibited have not been out of the ground more than 24 hours at the time of delivery, and any beets which in the opinion of the Judges have been subject to undue drying out at the time of their receipt, will be barred from A the test. Indian Remedy for Cough*. A decoction of cherry bark and spruce bark, boiled and strained, Is qn old Indian remedy for coughs, which has been largely sold under va rious names for years by venders of patent medicines, nowadays dissolves spruce gum In al cohol, adds a certain proportion of the spirits to the 'bark mixture and sweetens the whole with maple sugar. Perhaps the most experienced chemist could not prepare a better cough gyrup than this makes. i The white trapper r * An Interesting Sermon Rev. Dr. Haley preached to a good congregation at the Methodist church and said in part. As the panorama of History passes before us, it all seems like a dream. Much of our past life is like a dream as we review it. The great throbbing world about us seems but a dream and when we try to look into the future and imagine what 50years will bring, it is but a dream. But these day dreams have a purpose. What is it? They are Beacon-lights, either beckoning us on or warning us off. Had Stevenson and Fulton and Bell and Marconi not fol lowed up their dreams and put them in practice, the world todays might not have the steam engine, the ocean grey hound, the telephone or the wireless telegraphy. But the majority of us are not putting in practice the suggestions of our day dreams, but are trying continually to convince ourselves that the dream is al ready the real thing or that the real thing is only a dream. 'Now and then we are aroused by the hard knocks of life and realize we have been dreaming. History is Qod uttering himself through events and when God speaks we ought to listen. Some are trying to convince themselves that there is no hereafter, no heaven, no hell, but no one ever posi tively proved there is none. Suppose then, there should be a heaven and a hell. Our dreaming to the contrary will never change the fact, in the least. Then why not be on the safe side. Some dream they are as good as other people. Perhaps they are. But are they as good as they possibly can be? The best is none too good, in this world. to at of Death of Mrs. W. T. Duncan, The many friends of Mrs. W. T. Duncan will be pained to learn of her death at her home on the west side. She died Thursday morning, Septem ber 14th, after an illness of about three weeks. She had not been well since early in Jnly, but it was only recently that the case seemed to become serious. It was a complication of stomach and heart troubles. Mr. and Mrs. Duncan were among the early residents of the west side, and have a host of friends. Deceased was a member of the Rebekahs and the Women of Woodcraft. The funeral will be conducted from the house a mile west of Snake River Bridge, on Saturday at 2 p. m., ana the remains will be laid to eest in the cemetery at Thomas. You want a Shoe to wear both well and feel well. I sell shoes for less profit than any place in town: fori sell shoes, at a reasonable price. Biethan. 8-2t. i Cadets Want Uniforms The parents of Blackfoot will have a nice little problem to think about during the week of the fair, and especially the evening of the military ball. Blackfoot has a company of soldiers in company P which they feel considerable pride in as evidenced by the fact that they have aided the boys in putting up the new armory. Next week comes the house warming, and then will be a good time to consider whether to encourage the or ganization known as the School Cadets in carrying on their work. They have several members who are also members of company F, and it is their aim to take the military drill and training while at school, and as a part of the much needed physical development. The boys are anxious to carry on this work while they have a chance, and they have to furnish their own uniforms. This is where they want the parents to aid them, and since they require clothes to wear to school anyhow, they prefer to buy nniforms while they are buying. . We understand the school board is ar ranging to furnish proper bond to the government to secure the rifles, and while you are at the ball next Wednet day evening will be a good time to thing this over and see what you will say to the boy about it when you speak on the subject of uniforms. A New Departure. Many counters and counting devices have been shown to the public, but Tup per, the bargain man, is showing people his penny counter. Each purchaser of five cents worth of goods gets a choice from the penny counter. For five cents you can get five selections from the pen ny counter. On the counter may be found a story book for a cent, a writing tablet, a pen cil, a bar of soap, a collar button, a pack age of hooks and eyes, a box of tacks, a whistle, a hat pin, a china doll, a bunch of hair pins, a skein of silk cord and a hundred other useful things. While at the fair be sure to see the penny coun ter. a Mrs. C. J. Johnson, in charge of the school work of the State of Idaho at the Portland fair, has received the following from the executors of the late Cecil Rhodes. "The Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford. By the will of the late Cecil Rhodes each state in the United States will be given two representatives every three years. The recipient of tho schol arship receives $1500 annually for the period of three years. Tho University of Idaho, being the only collegiate insti tution in the stute, has the privilege of naming the two recipients.'-' Exposition Notes. . The city of Spokane, Wash, has pre-1 pared 1000 feet of moving pictures rep-! resenting wheat growing and harvesting I a scenes, irrigation work and other agri cultural activities in the vicinity of Spokane, for free exhibition in the Wash ington state building at the Lewis and Clark Exposition. After the fair the moving pictures are to be placed on the vaudeville theater circuits in the East. J This will be a novel feature in vaude ville entertainment. In the Manufactures building at the Lewis and Clark Exposition is a biscuit of marvelous toughness, tougher than the biscuits described in the funny papers, and a thousand times as large and heavy. This biscuit is of rubber, and it weighs 70 pounds. It is worth about $100. The big biscuit is of Para rubber, the most valuable kind, and was made by natives in the jungles of Mouth America, three thousand miles from the mouth of the Amazon river. Para rubber, named for Para, a town near the mouth of the Amazon, originally was gathered near that place, but the ravages of the rub ber gatherers destroyed the industry, and now rubber trees grow only in the far inlknd valleys. Under scientific methods now in vogue the limit of rub ber taken from each tree is about three |K>unds. The rubber as it comes from the tree is about as thick as molasses. The natives coagulate it in smoke, using a stick in the center. The big biscuit now at the Western World's Fair was made in that way. Rubber from South Africa is not so valuable. KingLeopold of Belgium now controls the output. In the old days the natives used to coagu late the rubber about a rock, and sell it by weight, rock and all, but this practice has been stopped. The only rubber produced in Uncle Sam's domain comes from the southern islands of the Phil ippine group. tal G. Icy Twenty-live head-hunting Igorrotes from the wilds of the island of Luzon partook of a dog supper the first day af ter their arrival at the Lewis and Clark Exposition last week. Tho savages were hungry for dog, having been traveling by land and water for nearly two months without the opportunity of cooking and eating a single Fido. When they arrivetl at their village near the Trail, on the exposition grounds, they got out their tom toms and enjoyed a (lance in celebration of their safe ar rival. Then the big chiefs began look ing about for a dog. After some difllcul ty a small cur was captured and turned over to the Igorrotes, who slaughtered the animal in the presence of a large I crowd, cut the carcass up and boiled it in a pot. Near by another pot contain ing rjce was sizzling over the fire, and when the meal was ready large hnnks of dog and bountiful bunches of rice were served to each Igorrote man. The seven J (, at °f the aH the Igorrotes do not consider their women sufficiently brave women in the party were permitted to to partake of that favorite morsel. The men ent dog because they like it and also because they believe that it makes them brave. The Igorrotes will dance and eat dog every day from now until the close of the Exposition. The savages in this party are not the ones who were at St. Louis, with three exceptions. One of the St. Louis contingent is Antaero, the interpreter, who speaks fair English. Antaero went back to his people last fall and told them wonderful tales of America, and he was delighted to re turn. Jesse Gesas Loses a Foot. Last Saturday while a freight train was standing on the track, some boys crossed the track by passing under the freight cars. While doing so the train started and Jesse Gesas had one foot run over at the instep and severed complete ly. He jumped up and. hobbled away but sank at the foot of the grade. Fore man L. E. Dillingham of the Republican office was near by and carried him to the Blackfoot House where the wound was immediately dressed by doctors Mitchell, Patrie and McAtee. Jesse is eleven years old and bore the loss bravely. He was taken to Salt Lake Sunday morning and placed in a hospi tal so that he might have the best of care. Dr. Patrie accompanied him and re])ortc(J that he was doing well when he left him. Advices by 'phone are to the effect that he is not suffering much pain and the wound doing as well as could be expected. Pleasant Reception. On Tuesday evening there was a very pleasant reception at the Methodist church given in honor of Mr. and Mrs. G. O. Ilaley. There were recitations by Mrs. F. E. Dekay, Mrs. Eva II. Smith. W. A. Beak Icy and others and sweet music by the choir. Light refreshments were served and the company [managed to break away at a little after eleven. They had such a good time they might have been there yet if somebody couhl have stopped their watches. Would your friends back homelike it? it BIO HERD OF ELKS Special Train Thursday From Poca tello to Bring Them The Elks will go to Blackfoot on Thursday, September '21st. Commence to make your preparations to go, you can't afford to stay home on this occa sion. Tho committee reported progress at the lodgo meeting last night, and they are progressing in the right direction. They made a trip to Blackfoot on Sun day to tell the good Elks at that place of their coming, and they were assured that the bunch at Blackfoot will leave no stone unturned to make Elks' Purplo day at the Blackfoot fair the biggest day that town has ever had. The com mittee has arranged with the railroad company for a special train to leave here in the forenoon early enough to take in the fair and races in the afternoon and in the evening the Elks will have asocial in the new Odd Fellows' hall which has been graciously tendered by that order for the occasion. The Elks' social will be given by the Pocatello lodge, the Blackfoot members making the arrange ments. Only Elks or those about to be come Elks when the class goes in early in October will be admitted to thesocial with their ladies. The Eagle Concert Band will go along to enliven the occa sion, and if the present arrangements of the committee in relation to costumes for tho occasion do not miscarry, the Elks will make a hit on Blackfoot Pur pie day. The regular parade uniforms adopted by the Elks will not be here in time, but they have others in view. Get ready; the herd is going on the 21st and the fare is only $1 for the round trip. Pocatello Tribune. Is Now a Black footer N. T. Olson, a contractor for exca vations and foundation work accom panied by two of his old employes ar rived here Saturday morning from Linsburg. Kansas. Mr. Olson has rent ed a new house just south of the fair grounds and his family starts from Linsburg today. Holman Hunt's First Portrait. One day when Holman Hunt, in his office boy days, was alone in the of fice, a gentleman called and asked for. the principal on business. On the principal's return poor Hunt could not remember the caller's name, but he said: "I can't remember the gentle man's name, sir, but this is what he was like." And he promptly drew a picture of the visitor which was so striking a likeness that the principal forgot his annoyance in his astonish ment. '