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Vol. XV. No. 13-A
$3 a Year
Official Text of German
Peace Reply Is Not
Yet in Hands of State
Department; the Pres
ident Desires Time
for Consideration.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 13.—The
American public tonight is again
warned to suspend judgement on the
German peace note until the official
reply is received by the state depart
ment and President Wilson has
reached a decision on it.
The warning, which comes direct
from the state department, is one to
be heeded by everyone and the im
portance of which cannot be over
' emphasized
A translation of the text of the
note was received this afternoon by
Frederick Oederlin, Swiss charge d'
affairs, from Berne. This coincides
with the .text as given from Nauen,
but in the absence of the receipt of
the official document Mr. Oederlin
would not comment on it, exeept to
say it would not be delivered to Sec
rotary of State Lansing. He, as a
matter of course, will receive only
the official note.
Need of Caution is Pointed Out
The official reply, which would
come thru the Swiss charge d'affairs
has not yet arrived in the capital. As
a result, both officials and diplomats
pointy out the need of extretme cau
tion. With ohly the text of the note
as transmitted by the German wire
less station at Nauen before them,
they are deeply suspicious of the note
and also what they believe may be
veiled attempts on the part of Ger
many to prolong the discussion of
. They also see the hand of the Ger
man propagandist in the present
note, which was spread all over the
world and reached the peoples of all'
the allied nations before the official
text was even received in the United
This action, it is said, is contrary
to every rule of diplomatic etiquette
and therefore should be considered
as an attempt at some uterior motive
on the part of Germany.
* r T „, * „ -V
dreaming of compromise; let the
pacifists who are talking a peace by
agreement; let the sideliners who
have had enough of war; let the
The Stars and Stripes, the official
newspaper published by the soldiers
of the American Expeditionaray
Forces in France, says editorially
about the enemy peace offensive:
"Let the weak hearted who are
secretly inclined pro-Germans who
think this war should end without a
decision let them one and all know
once and for all that for the Ameri
can Expiditionary forces there is no
such word as "peace" with the Huns
unbeaten. The man who talks of
peace today .except thru victory, is
a traitor."
The enemy peace offensive is
likened to the action of German ma
chine gun crews in the Vesle fight
ing, when they fought and killed
Americans until they were sur
rounded, then shouted 'Kamerad."
The m'others of the American sil
dlers in France want the same peace
their sons demand. All the courage
o f the ancient sparatan mother is in
the hearts of the women of America.
The object of the fourth liebrty
loan is to bring that pelace—a just
peace, a righteous peace, an Ameri
can peace.

"George Washington was the
father of this country," read the
fourth liberty loan banners posted
in Shenango valley, Penn. "Who the
hell wants the kaiser for the step

Judge Padgham of Salmon City is
In town for a few days. He is a candi
date for the position of district judge
in this district. .

Keep them on the run," is the
battle cry tnFrance today and they
can't be kept on the run if the fourth
liberty loan doesn't go over the top
in a hurry.
Oh, the kaiser hears the knell that will ring him into hell for
the Yankee lads are rampsin', are rampsln' on his trail; he knows
'they've got him going and to mercy will be showing, till they've
gouged him in the liver or have landed him in jail. It's a joy to
ner where they'll get him—where they'll get him sure as sin; with
ner where they'll get him—where thy'll gt him sure as sin; with
their bayonets they'll nick him .with enthusiasm lick him, for its
written in the record that the Yanks are bound to win. But it
takes a lot of bullets and it takes a lot of grit to
squirt hell into the Hienies till the Hienles ' want
to quit and the Yanks are needing money, for its money buys the
lead the Yanks throw in the Hienies till the Hienies all are dead—
oh, the Yanks are needing powder and the Yanks are needing shot
you've got to shoot a Hlenie before the brute'll rot, and tju
moral of this story I am dlBhing out to you is dig up that dinerro ail
see the Yankees thru! While the Yanks ar fighting, dying, why in 4
hell ain't you a buying war stamps every day to back up the boys 4*
I in France. You can hear the kaiser holler every time you spend a 4*
dollar for a war stamp for a war stamp helps a soldier kick the 4*
kaiser in the bosom of his pants.—Earl Wayland Bowman.^. 4.4-4.4-4.4*4*4*4*4.4*4*4*4*4*4'
Plans Being Laid for Plane
Lines From the Atlantic
to the Pacific.
CHICAGO.—Kipling's * dream of
the "Flight of the Night Mail," great
planes racing from the Atlantic coast
to the Pacific and from the Canadian
border to the Gulf of Mexico, heed
less of storms, guided at night by
searchlights and in the day by giant
landing places,' will be a reality with
in three years, Captain B. B. Llpsner
in charge of the aerial mail service,
predicted Thursday.
A sunrise to sunset air mail ser
vice between New York and San
Francisco, using the airplane equip
ment of the army now in service in
France or being built, with Chicage
as the hub of the system, is being
projected now, he declared,
elimination of the railways as car
riers «of first class mail will take
place soon after the end of the war,
he added.
To Open Chicago-New York Line
Captain Llpsner arrived in Chicago
to complete plans for the opening of
the aerial mail between New York
and Chicago on November 1. "All
of the cities along the route have al
ready established landing fields and
are'building hangars," he said.
Commenting on what has already
been accomplished in the east, he
"Last month we had a perfect
score of mail delivery between New
York, Philidelphia and Washington,
with no accidents or casualties. •
"The speed averaged was more
than 125 miles an hour, and I be
lieve this can be maintained on all
routes. Night flying will soon be a
regular thing in the aerial mail ser
vice, and the planes we are using
and building will be able to fly in any
kind of weather. While our present
weight carrying limit is 700 pounds,
11 believe we can soon raise it to five
tons. The Capreni planes will carry
as much mail/ as an average mail
October 11
Possible complete and early vic
'tory. Btlefirtr German colapse gives
At a speed of 125 miles an
hour, it will cost not more than $50
oh hour to
a mail plane.
War Summary
raise to belief in immediate allied
military trimuph.
Americans smash German big line.
Penetrates lines of main resistance
west of the Meuse against fresh di
visions of the enemy.
British take railroad junction.
Germans set Cambrai on fire
Canadians who were first, in Cam
rbai report city in mass of smoldering
October 12
Austria and Turkey will accept
terms of Wilson. Peace proposal is
made to president by- kaiser's allies,
French. Important railroad center
a t bend of the Aire river admitted
lost In German report.
Adance of allies in every thater.
10/000 French civilians are liberated
from Germans by Americans and
British. Americans and British take
two towns near Cambrai.
October 14
French take Hun stronghold";
allies enter Serbian capital. Laon
and La Fere in hands of French.
Hun line breaks on front of sixty
miles. Enemy will now have a re
treat to depth of thirty miles to get
more suitable defense. American
troops gain all their objectives on
both sides of Meuse. Take 17,000
Public is warned to suspend judge
ment. Official text of German peace
reply is not yet in the hands of the
state department.
Congress will discuBS reply. Ger
many's proposal expected to over
shadow everything else.
Grande Per taken by army of

Miss Edna Parkinson and Fred
Hesse were married in Salt Lake,
Friday morning, with only relatives
qnd close friends in attendance.
The brige is the charming daugh
ter of Mft and Mrs. F. N. Parkinson
of tills city, and is very popular
among the younger set. Mr. Hesse
is a prominent young man of this
city, both in the business and social
world. H«
a mission
been away for the past two years.
The young couple will make their
home in Blackfoot.
e returned last week from
to Switzerland, having
Enemy Will Now Have
to Retreat Depth of
Thirty Miles to Get
, a Suitable Defense;
Americans Gain AH
Objectives on Meuse.
The Non-partisian league has pur
chlased the Blackfoot Optimist, or>
at least made a payment on it, and a
Mr. Dugdale, a league promoter, is
here to go out among the farmers!
and secure the money to complete thff
payments by the sale of stock
An enormous number of news
papers in the United States are for.
sale now, and at bargain prices, so
the league should be able to buy all?
kinds and colors of newspapers at':
their own prices. When experienced;
newspaper men throw up their hands
and quit, is a good time for the in-?
experienced to gain experience*
quickly. The war industries board 5
has laid down fifteen stumbling'
blocks that prevent .publishers from
taking on new business unless they:
first take off an equal amount.
PARIS, Oct. 15.—The entire Ger
man front from St. Gobain to the Ar
gonne has cracked on a sixty-mile
front, and it now appears' that the
enemy will be forced to retreat to
a depth of some thirty miles before
finding a sutiable line of defense. A,t
the best, his position will be menaced
at its flanks on the Oise to the am
bre canal from Ribemont to Land
reoies, which lines are very near the
Belgian frontier. There will be noth
ing here like the enemy's strong de
fenses on the Hindenburg line.
Between the Oise and Berry-au
Bac the seventh German army has
been forced to abandon the line of
the Ailette, retiring its right in the
forest at St. Gobain.
In the Campagne, General Gouraud
in continuing his terriffi onslaughter
on his disorganized adversary. Fof
seventeen consecutive days his meh
have been pounding the German po
sitions and continuing to make in
roads upon the defenses.


The battle front In Europe is not
the only American front. There is
home front, and our people at'home
should be as patriotic as our men in
uniform in foreign lands.
Hvery American soldier who has
fallen in France, every American
sailor who has died for his country's
cause has given his life for his peo
ple; Surely we, their people, cart
lejnd our money to our nation, their
The fourth liberty loan is the fight
ing loan. Its great success will bring
comfort and encouragement and a
deep sense of pride to our army and
our navy, and to our allies; it will
bring encouragement to our enemies.
Its success means American victory,
Prussian defeat.
The fourth loan is the fighting
Butterfat Now 65c Per Pound
We will receive your cream every Saturday at our
station in the rear of the Blackfoot Merc. Co. store.
ket price and give you a square deal.
Mutual Creamery Co.
Dining Room Opened
Tuesday Morning, Oct. 8
J. H. HUGHES. Manager
G,F. HUGHES, Owner
Hotels, Restaurants, Town
Authorities and Railroads
Given Instructions.
Orders issued by the state board of
ihealth to prevent and control Spanish
influenza were supplemented and ex
tended Thursday by J. K. White state
sanitary inspector, in special instruc
tions to mayors and chairmen of vil
lage boards, to hotels, restaurants
and confectioneries, and to common
Health inspectors and county
health officers were authorized "to
pre-emptorialy close any and all
places failing to observe" the order
applying to them.
"Dry Sweeping" Banned
Mayors and village chairmen were
instructed to have streets swept
only between 9 a. m. and 6 p. m. and
then only after the streets and side
walks have been well sprinkled with
Hotels, restaurants, eating houses,
dining rooms, soda fountains, con
fectioneries, ice cream parlors and
others were directed "to cause a
thoro sterilization, by washing and
rinsing in warm water and then
complete immersion in boiling water
of all equipment, including dishes,
knives, forks, spoons, glasses and so
forth, used ip the serving to the pub
lic of foods and drinks, immediately
after each individual use.
Also Common Drinking Gups
"The use of public, or common
dr'inking cups and towels, in any
place whatsoever," the instructions
continue, "and the use of broken or
chipped drinking cups or glasses, is
positively prohibited.
"Inspectors of this department and,
all local health officers will enforce
this order, and are directed to pre
emptorially close any and all places
failing to observe this order, or re
fusing to comply with these provis
ions, making report of their action to
this office,
"On the spirit in which this or
der is accepted and observed, de
pends whether or not it will be modi
fied or strengthened, iif*order to get
the desired results."
: Conductors of trains are charged
by the state sanitary inspector with
the responsibility, and "are requested
tg> use their police power when and
jrhere aeeamary," to enforc the fol
lowing requirements to be observed
by common carriers within the; state
in the operation of passenger
"Provide free and adequate ven
tilation at all times, maintain normal
"Prohibit dry sweeping at any and
all tidies when coaches are occupied.
"At least an inch, of water to be
kept in all cuspidors, and under no
circumstances must they be per
mitted to become dry.
"The promiscuous spitting in the
aisle or in any other other place than
that provided will be strictly pro
"The placing of feet on seats
whether cushioned or not will be pro
If everybody in this country said,
"I would like to buy more liberty
bonds, but—" who would win this
Many People From Far
and Near Gather to
Witness the Opening;
Master of Ceremonies
Gives Good Talk and
Dancing Is On.
On Friday evening an immense
throng gathered to 'Witness the open
ing of the mardl gras by the king's
court. The royal party had rigged
up a stag court at the Republican of
fice, and at 9 o'clock they went out
and got on the big motor truck that
had been handsomely decorated for
the ocassion. Ford Hassing took a
flash light picture of the party on
the front steps of the office as they
came out, and Cameroni the. strong
man, was waiting in a truck to puli
the firemen's truck ahead to "make
straight the path" for the royalty.
The flagmast on the king's truck
struck a sign and broke and there
was some delay in repairing .it
Then Cameroni broke the cable
the big truck with his teeth
and that had to be spliced. Twice
again the cable broke, and then the
royal party went on without their
advance cortage. The rest of the
program was executed as mapped
out. There was a real overflow as
semblage that swamped all the plans
of the committee and the royal truck
simply bored its way thru the pack to
the grandstand and "detrucked" on
to the platform among the musicians.
They were all in mask, the charcters
being as follows:
The king, Byrd Trego; the queen
Henry Giles; page, Walter Patrie;
mayor, A. B. Stephens; Uncle Sam,
Dorsey Stephens; king's daghter, Dr.
Mackie; British ambassador, Otis
Miller; French ambassabor, H. F.
Hoffman; Rumlanian ambassador, W.
J. Wallise; satin, W. W. Davis; royal
imps, Merrill Boyle and Forrest Ken
nedy; flower girls, two girls ip red;
the kaiser, a dummy with costume
and helmet; master of ceremonies L.
W. Buckley.
Mayor Stephens had a great key
three feet long, the emblem of the
keys to the city and all good things
in it and he delivered this to the page
who in turn handed it over to the
king, with authority to run the town
"wi<}e open" and to have a flood of
fun. The king responded, saying
there would be a hot time in the old
town tonight.
by which he
The master of ceremonies then gave
short address advising the peo
ple of their privileges to engage in
dancing and play, and read a royal
proclamation closing with an appeal
Red Cross and all other war activities
to support the liberty loan and the
to the end that we might soon have
victorious peace. As he was dis
missing the crowd to start the grand
march, the king called a halt, saying
the kaiser had joined the royal party
and beseeched them to let him have
few minutes to talk to Uncle Sam
about peace. He was givpn a mo
ment to present/hls appeal, and was
reminded of t
cents under his 5 orders, the sinking of
the Lusitania and the atrocities in
Belgium At the mention of these
things the kaiser weakened and said
he was sick. At this moment Uncle
[Sam lost his head and knocked off
the kaiser's helmet. After theflrst
.blow was struck he lost all control
gnd knocked the kaiser down and
kicked him off of the platform. As
soon as he struck the paving the men
and boys within reach delivered a
volley of kicks that sent him under
the platform out of reach, and the
royal party descended and formed
for the grand march, lead by the king
and gueen, followed by the mayor
and the princess, the members of the
court, the maskers and a score of
Shoshone and Bannock Indians, men
and women in their native costumes,
resplendent with feathers and beads
and fine raiment.
slaughter of lnno
Floor manager W. A. McVicar and
half a dozen assistants had a hard
time to press-the crowd back to make
room for the march, and the military
part of it had to be given up, and
the serpentine march substituted.
was a brilliant spectacle never be
fore witnessed in Blackfoot with
red man participating and bubbling
over with enthusiasm as were all the
rest of the dancers and spectators.
The king carried the big key upright
and the Indians started a merry i
song. The band increased the tempo |
and the march developed into a cake

At this time when the round up, the carnival and the Mardl +
* Gras are all over, and the fun-makers have had their fun, and we 4* •
4* have all settled down to business again, we want to Inform the public 4*
* that we are ready to give our best of goods and service, our best 4*
4* thought to your individual needs, and our best service to each in- 4*
4* dividual, old, young, great or small. The person with the small purse 4*
■{• and many needs will find us just as much interested in showing all 4*
4* the goods and garments for comarlson and from which to make se- 4*
4* lection, as we are to show them for the customer with the big purse. 4*
. We always try to preform the greater service for the poor boy or 4*
4* poor girl who has had little experience in shopping, and it is a genu- 4*
- lne pleasure to us to take time to help them in every way. we can, 4*
* so they are satisfied that they got the things most suitable for their 4>
4* needs. We never get in a hurry and try to rush conclusions in such 4
4* instances. We want you to be satisfied, and we want your friendship 4
4- as well as your patronage.

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4,000,000 Men and Mastery
of Air Will Finish Huns
Next Year.
CHICAGO.—Congressman Julius
Kahn of California, ranking Republi
can member of the house military
affairs committee, in a speech made
before the association of commerce
Wednesday declared that by the end
of this year America will have more
airplanes on the battle front than
all her allies put together and will
have obtained absolute mastery of
the air.
"German peace talk will not be
allowed to interfere with our military
program," he said. "To the 3,000,
000 men now under arms, 2 , 000,000
more will have been added by March
31, and by July 1, 4,000,000 Ameri
cans will be fighting in Europe. Un
less Germany surrenders more than
3,000,000 American soldiers will
have overrun German soil before
September, 1919."
Andrew Anderson of Thomas said
Saturday evening that he is not a
member of the Non-partisan league,
and not in sympathy with what they
are doing, but that when he read All
red's letter criticising the league and
speaking of stopping payment on his
membership check, he wondered it
Allred gave the same kind of a
check to the league organizer that he
gave as initial payment on his fourth
liberty bond purchase recently. If
so, there would be no trouble in stop
ping payment,
check, "Not negotiable until funds
arrive," and the salesman did not
observe the clause until he went to
transfer it. He thinks that in fair
ness to the league and to the liberty
loan, Allred ought to come again and
tell people what kind of checks he
made in both cases.
Speak up Mr. Allred!
He wrote on the
walk. Everybody wanted front seats
and it was a struggle with the floor
committee to keep the crowds back
to make room for the dancers.
At 10 o'clock the king mounted the
platform and said the keys of the
city would unlock everything but the
bank vaults and that it would now
unlock the mysteries of who were be
hind the masl^s. He held the key
aloft and commanded everybody to
unmask as he turned the key in the
air. The key went'over slowly and
all masks came off, With the usual
amount of fun and surprises when
the dancers looked about to see who
was who.
The music for the dance was fur
nished by the management of the
Wortham sho.ws, at considerable sac
rifice on their part, for the mardt
gras program practically broke up
the shows for the evening and they
played to empty seats. It also wiped
out the income for the Indian dance
by the City Hall when the Indians
joined the mardl gras, for the big
free show on the street seemed to be
the climax of the week's fun. Every
thing was pleasant and orderly in
the big jam. 'Throwing of confetti
was permitted for three hours and
only one complaint came to light, and
that was settled in a moment. A
jolly girl threw confetti in a young
fellow's face and then followed it up
with another d/iah- or two. He re
sponded with a handful and put his
'arm about her and started to wash
her face with confetti as if if were
snow. She screamed and broke away
in some indignation, but a fatherly
man passing said to her, "Never
mind now, he didn't mean any ham
and it was your fault, for you began
it. Just gon on 'with ybur play now,
and remember daughter, that you
both forgot yourselves for a mo
ment." Turning to the young man he
said, "Don't forget to keep your place
The dancing and playing continued
until about midnight. *
Your Eye*
May see perfectly, yet have a
muscle defect that causes
headaches, dizziness and nerve
derangements. Save eyes and
health by having them properly
attended by a specialist. See
Dr. H. H. Scarborough at the
Eccles Hotel
Wednesday, Oct. 23

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