'official paper of city and county
Vol. XV. No. r5
BLACKFOOT, BINGHAM COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1918
$3 a Year
NO CHAffCE FOR HUNS
TO DODGE THE ISSUE
Turned Over to Allies,
Who Will Decide the
Question of Armistice.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23.—At the
same time that the president's reply
to Germany was made public, the
white house gave out correspondence
between'Secretary Baker and Presi
dent Wilson showing that more than
two million American soldiers have
embarked to participate in the war
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23. —Presi
dent, Wilson has informed the Ger
jnan'government that he has trans
mitted its correspondence to him
seeking an armistice an<J peace to
the allies with the suggestion that
If those governments are disposed
to effect peace upon the terms and
the principles indicated their mili
tary advisers and the military ad
visers of the United States be asked
to submit the necessary terms of
such an armistice as will fully pro
tect the interests of the people in
He says that should such terms of
armistice be suggested, acceptance'
by Germany will afford the best con
crete eyidence of her unequivocal ac
ceptance of the terms and principles
Means Surrender or Fight it Out
The president says that significant
and important as the constitutional
changes seem to be which are spoken
of by the German foreign secretary
it doqg not appear that the principle
of a government responsible to the
German people has yet been fully or
permanently worked out/ He reiter
ates that- the nations of the world
do not and cannot trust the word
of those who have hitherto been the
masters of German policy, and gives
warning that if the United States
must deal with the military matters
and the monarchial autocrats of Ger
many, now or later, it must demand
not peace negotiations, but surren
(By Mrs. Byrd Trego)
The Christmas package committee
wish to announce the arrival of
cartons from headquarters.
The plan of distribution is here
' repeated for the information of any
who did not read previously pub
The government sends an ad
dressed label to each soldier who in
turn encloses it to any person of his
choice. The person receiving a label,
rarries it to the office of J. H. Early
<m Bridge street, presents it to a
committee that will be ready to serve
and who will hand the messenger a
carton or box of uniform size and
strong construction-in return for the
The box la. then taken home by the
favored* person, filled with gifts as
Instructed by the committee,
turned to the office of Mr. Early
when some committee member again
takes charge and attends to all ;fchat
Is required to send the little carton
on its journey that is to make joyful
the heart of some brave, but lone
some soldier boy in a far off battle
Do not question this method or
criticise the committee please. From
the secretary of war down to the
most inconsplcous server in thlB de
partment of war iwtork each person
is doing the best possible to distri
bute holiday cheer to perhaps a mil
lion and a half expectant
will be longing for the home fire
side and all R conveys. The trans
portation question grows in propor
tion as we increase the army. Each
out-going vessel u loaded to full
One or mote of the> following
ladies will ft 'constantly in attend
ance at the office of Mr. Early:
Mrs.. MoCosham, chairman, Mes
dames J. T. Carruth, J. B. DeHart,
F. C. Christ, v/. W. Beck, L. C. Rock
wood, J. H. Early, O. Buchanan, H.
B. Curtis, Blanche Eldredge, P. W.
Powers, Bert Pennington and W. A.
Lee. J. M. Weigel will represent the
postal department and J. H. Early
In the general write-up of Red
Cross work published recently a do
nation that read 312.00 should have
appeared as 32.00.
All general activity in work is sus
pended until quarantine is lifted by
the health officer. Ample notice of
election of officers will ' e given the
WAS HELPING BOTH SIDES
A farther who was in town Wed
nesday to send his son off to war was
talking with a friend, and in discuss
ing the Non-partisan league, the
farmer said he was not satisfied with
the league and the things they were
doing. The friends said:
"You are sending your boy to
"And spending some money to do
'And putting up money for the
Death Calls Mrs.
George R. Bailey
Death entered the home of George
R. Bailey of Groveland Monday af
ternoon and took from the little
family circle the loving mother and
wife, Bessie Louise.
Mrs. Bailey had been suffering
with influenza for a short time and
passed away at 4 p. m. Monday.
Mrs. Bailey was the daughter of
John and Celica Johnson of Salt Lake
City and was thirty-two years of age
at the time of her death. She has
been a resident of Idaho for the past
Besides being a congenial, thought
ful neighbor , she was the devoted
mother of five children,, who with a
husbahd are left do mourn her Iosb..
The eldest child is a'daughter age'
twelve years and four sons ages ten,
six, four and two years.
ANOTHER NON PARTI
SAN LEAVES LEAGUE
Springfield Man With
draws From Non-par
tisan League and
Makes Frank State
ments of His Reasons.
Punctures The County
Mr. E. A. Doud,
County Chairman of the Non-par
Dear Mr. Doud:
I have intended to write you this
letter ever since the league held its
county convention, withdrawing my
name from any connection with the
league. Below I -give my reasons for
First;' because the league is not
Non-partisan as it claimed,'or. as the
name implies, but is more boss rid
den than any political party that has
ever been organized. The Non-polit
ical idea is a good one, to strive to
keep good men in office and try to
pass laws for the good of the people,
regardless of what political party
advocates them. And I think this
is the point that appeals to a large
number of the farmere, and is why
they were so easily signed UP In "the
Non-partisan league, and if this idea
was carried out or adhered to there
would be no true objections to the
league's work. But to be led under
these colors and the leaders resort
to all kinds of mud slinging and de
coying everyone who is not in the
league's line up. Some of our great
est and good citizens have been as
sailed' simply because they happen
to be candidates for office. Men who
have proven .by their works that they
are striving for the best interest of
the state, while the leaders of this
Non-partisan league instead of en
deavoring to make a clean manly
fight have brought reproach upon
the whole membership.
No reforms have ever come out of
such policiese. I don't believe there
is a qualified elector within the state
of Idaho, who will not be willing for
the league to advance their ideas of
reformed government providing they
do it in a legitimate manner.
I said that no party has ever been
so boss ridden, our own county con
vention is evidence of this. No gen
eral call wlas sent out for a conven
tion, a part of theh precincts in the
county did not know of the conven
tion. The solicitor said he failed to
organise them; that sounds like non
political. I understand thirteen men
Tield the county convention and nom.
inated nearly one half of the mem
bers present, and over half of that
number filed their own nomination.
I suppose when the office sought the
man that they were told their par,t
was over and that they could go
ahead themselvese and get astride
' Its a question in my mind how the
1000 members the solteiter claimed
signed up with the league, appointed
the thirteen men to hold the county
convention. When I was solicited to
join the league, I told Mr. Saunders
that I did-not agree with quite a few
of the things they advocated; namely
their tax issue, that Instead of ex
empting farm improvement to tax
all alike, and instead of state owner
ship to have state governed or con
trolled elevators, etc., and not to
molest the banking system. His re
ply was that my idea was a good one,
that I should try to get my ideas be
fore the members. That by giving
these questions thought we could
work out some good things, and as
this was my last communication
with them, I feel that my 316.00 'was
the main thing sought, and that
rather than have any independent
ideas expressed, this precinct -wa.fi not
notified of the convention.
So you will please see that my
namw is dropped from the list of
GEORGE A. LINE.
Mr. and Mrs. Edwards of Heyburn,
Idaho came to «Blackfoot Sunday to
league to use to undermine our, free
"I am afraid so."
"Did you give them a deferred
"Yes, and I-think I'll go right now
and stop payment on it."
We iwjonder how many men are
thinking Just .what that father
thought, and are troubled until they
reach a decision and act upon it.
GIVES HIS LIFE
John A. Anderson-Died
From Wounds Re
ceived in Battle
Thejiearts of many Blackfoot peo
ple were saddened this week when
a message was received Tuesday
afternoon by Mrs. Charlotte Ander
son, telling of the death of her only
living son, John A., known to scorees
of friends as Bert.
Bert enlisted in June 1917 and
was stationed with, his company of
marines at Mare Island, Cal., and
later sent to France, where he had
been a comparatively short time.
He had seen service at the front and
a wound received in action (July 21
or 22) caused his death July 25.
Bert was one of Blackfoot's native
sons having been born and raised
herg. His education was received in
the Blackfoot schools with the excep
tion of one year spent at the Univer
sity of Utah. He was always re
garded by his classmates as a true
friend, a congenial and substantial
compainion and it was typical of
Bert to show tender thoughtfulness
for others at all times.
After completing his education he
accepted a position with the Rowlee
Mack company of this city, which
place he filled with dignity and skill
and it was his courteous manner,
which was always foremost, that en
deared him to the hearts of his pa
No arrangements have been made
for memorial services as yet.
Germany's reply evades big issue.
Allied forces nearing Valenciennes
Big deeds in raising loan for lib
erty. American navy subscribes
*140,000,000 and army abroad over
Enemy's government believes pre
sident will take no jetton to injure
honor of Huns.
British rapidly nearing large city,
despite strong opposition by Huns.
Americans i>lay brilliant role. Yan
kees not found wanting in any crisiB
Congress asked for big naval pro
gram, and enlarged navy. ' I. W. W.
propaganda barred from all mails in
Allies nearing noted large city.
More American dreadnoughts. Brit
ish arrive in suburbs of goal. Huns
bomb Yankee positions with mustard
gas and shells. Two towns in flames.
Foch may decide on German an
swer. President receives official
text reply, but definite attitude not
yet known. Dispatch from Germany
states troops on leave get orders to
not return to battlefijont.
President Wilson demands uncon
ditional surrender. No chance for
Huns to dodge the issue. Peace cor
respondence turned over to allies,
who will decide question of armistice.
Foresee failure of peace parleys.
People, driven to last extremity, will
defend country if need be, Chancellor
Ghent is now beingfc cleared of
Look for Major Verdun attack.
Reports of fierce fighting Indicate
bigger onslaughted by Americans.
Dread influenza still grips heavy
A VICTIM OF INFLUENZA
Fred Rogers, age twenty-tour
years, son of Mr. and Mbs. John R.
Rogers of this city, died at his home
in Lost River Wednesday evening,
following an attack of influenza.
Fred was well knowb in fhls com
munity having lived here a few years
Deceased is survived by his wife,
mother, father, eight sisters and
Funeral arrangements have not
been made as yet and will be an
DIED AT CAMP LEWIS
Percll J. Humphrey,-son of An
drew Hansen of Shelley died at Camp
Lewis the first of the week, following
an attack of influenza. The body
was brought home and funeral ser
vices were held at Shelley Wednes
day, Oct. 23. Interment was made
in the Shelley cemetery.
Frank Moore of Lewiston, candi
date for senator on the Democratic
ticket, was a business visitor in
Mrs. W. F. Knowlden left Wednes
day for Pocatello, where she was
called on account of the illness of
her sister. .
R. M. Jeppson returned home
Wednesday from Ashton, where he
spent a week fishing and visiting
Mrs. E. W. Enlow and sister Miss
Nelson returned the first of the week
from Rupurt, where they have spent
several days visiting with relatives.
"Mrs. J. H. Gooch left here Tues
day for Idaho Falls, where she will
visit with Relatives before returning
to her home in Ogden. She spent
last week visiting -with her sister
Mrs. Jed Taylor.
Bert Anderson gave up his
young life In the darkest hour
of the war. The hour that
historians will mention as the
crisis, the turning point in the
great, fierce struggle, the peak
of the. mountain of the world's
He fell in the hour when the
.booming of cannon was sound
ing the first death-knell of the
waning powers of the world's
worst war lords. The first
faint Btreak of dawn was show
ing for the rising star of world
wide liberty, but men did not
know it. His requiem carried
with it the dirge of a waning
opposition, but men in the
fierce struggle could not catch
its meaning. The supreme
sacrifice is most heroic when
one's mortal eyes see not the
coining of the dawn, the prom
ise of success.
E. M. Kennedy has been combating
many problems lately that had to be
taken up by somebody personally and
officially in Washington, D. C., re
lating to cars for moving wheat, po
tatoes and stock and investigations
regarding soldiers in France, and Mr.
Kennedy says that of all the public
men he has appealed to for service,
Addison T. Smith is the best.
"Mr. Smith not only gets quick ac
tion, but he always acts, and he
knows where to apply and. thru what
Channels to work to get just what is
qeeded,'' said Mr. Kennedy,
many other men thruout the state
have been applying to blip as often
as I have during the past year or two,
and especially as these war complica
tions thicken up, I wonder that he
can handle them all. He must be
a man of wonderful ability and he
must have a good system and com
plete knowledge of the departments
and their workings."
We wonder how much Mr. Jeppson
of Lost river would accomplish 'if
oUr Non-partisan friends succeed in
Recalling Smith and electing Jeppson.
Last week the Ashton Enterprise
passed into the hands of the Non
partisan league. Editor Mercer re
tiring to a more congenial and sub
The league wiill conduct the Een
terprise as it Is conducting other
publications over the country—for
the benefits of the farmer—and will
look to them for its maintenance.
There are seventy-eight stockholders
in the new corporation, all prosper
ous farmers, and they need to be for
they will have a chance to spend
some of their hard earned simollons
iq defraying the expense of conduct
ing a newspaper.
It is reported that the Democrats
and Non-partisans of Fremont county
have formed an alliance — fused.
This means that the Democrati<rmule
did not kick the Non-partisans quite
hard enough at the primaries and
they have recuperated sufficiently to
wabble around to the head of the
animal and make friends; they are
going to try and work the beast if
he is balky and free with his heels.
The following letter was received
by Hazel Priest of Shelley from her
brother, who is in France:
Somewhere in Frand-i.
I received your kind and most lov
ing letter a few days ago and was
surely glad to hear from you, and to
know that you are well. I never felt
better and had less in my life, and
I am fat and just as mean as ever.
I am so glad you sent me the lit
tle girl's picture. It seems good to
get them, altho I haven't a very good
place to keep them. I am in a town
now where I can get my picture
taken, and I will send you some.
This to the first town I have been in
since I have been in France.
I have moved from where I was.
I am up at the front now .where it
is getting interesting. I have got a
steel hat to wear and when those big
shells come and light beside me my
hair stands on ends.
Ray and I are still together. He
is a cook and I am driving a team.
I have to go right up to the front
line trenches; but that doesn't bother
me now. Well, this is all for this
time, and take good care of the chlld
Your loving brother,
318 Engineers train. A. E. F.
CLOCKS TO BE TURNED BACK
The clocks will be turned back an
hour Sunday night or Monday morn
ing, having been set ahead an houjr
on the daylight saving plan last
spring. Thin section of the country
was not effected so greatly by this
change as were the eastern states.
The change was made more for the
congested districts and manufactur
During the summer months 116
million tons of coal have been sayed.
This conservation of this amount of
coal has been an aid to the United
States and the allies, as it was used
for ships and other war. industries.
When the clocks are turned back,
it will make no difference in the ar
rival or departure of trains. All of
the trains will be set back an hour,
and will run on the same schedule.
If a train arrived at 2.45 now, it will
arrive at the same time when the
clocks are set back.
Eight More Boys
Leave for Training
Another detachment of eight
drafted men from Bingham county
left Wednesday afternoon for Fort
Rosecranes, Cal., where they will pre
pare themselves for first class sol
diers and wait anxiously for orders
to .go to France and help whip the
Hun if need be.
The business houses of the city
closed during train time and many
friends were at the depot to see the
boys off. Each boy seemed to be in
fine spirits and the grey haired
fathers were congratulating each
other on having a son to send and
declaring that they would run the
farm and take care of the livestock
until son could retrun.
The following boys comprised the
Bingham county quota: Albert Fay,
James Adamson, Arthur Anderson,
Sylvester Bert Caldwell, Arthur Ru
ben Kofoed, Clarence William Hor
ton, Albin Nelson and Edward L.
County Attorney Adair
Starts Criminal Pro
secution Against C. V.
Fisher, Former Treas
urer of Blackfoot
School District. Civil
Suits Will be Filed to
Recover Funds Lost
From City and County
On Tuesday afternoon County At
torney R. W. Adair filed a complaint
against former school treasurer, O.
V. Fisher, charging him with felony.
The particular act named is that he
refused to pay school money in his
hands, upon presentation of war
rants drawn by proper authority.
x.ny one of many acts might have
been named as the basis for the suit,
but one particular act is named and
the others omited to form the basis
of other suits if desired.
Mr. Adair made out the papers
soon after learning the facts as set
forth in the auditors' report, and
held the papers on his desk awaiting
the action of the school board or
some member o fthe board, but as
none of them appeared or made any
request* for prosecution, Mr. Adair
signed the papers himself and ord
ered Mr. Fisher's arrest. Just as
the sheriff was preparing to go out
to serve the warrant,' Mr. Fisher
came thru the building and was in
formed of the action started against
him. ' He was arraigned before Pro
bate Judge J^ E. Good, and his bond
fixed at |5000. The following named
gentlemen signed as sureties:
* B. D. Hansen, J. H. Warren, Jed
Taylor, Brice York, Walter Hagen,
W. S. Rich, J. M. Rider, A. E. Mc
Coy, H. C. Taylor, M. C. Shawver, G.
H. Smith and F. C. Twltchell. C. S.
Beebe represented Mr. Fisher as at
Civil Suits to be Filed
County Attorney Adair stated that
he had been engaged part of the time
for some days in drawing up papers
for civil suits looking to the recov
ery of the various sums lost in the
embezzlements heretofore announced
amounting to about 343,000.
"It involves a great deal of work,"
said Mr. Adair, "because of the num
ber of persons and firms involved and
the fine points of the law to be con
sidered. Some of the losses attach
to Brigh Wheller as county treas
urer, C. V| Fisher as his deputy, and
the bonding companies. There are
other losses wherein suits will be
filed against J. T. Carruth and his
bondsmen, and still others, where it
will Ife necessary to bring the suits
agaifist C. V. Msher, J. T. Carruth
and their bondsmen. The suits will
all be filed within a few days,"
Mr. Fisher said he would be ready
for the preliminary examination on
Friday, Obt. 25.
RECEIVED A PROMOTION
Word has been received here that
Corporal Norval Hinds, has been pro
moted to the rank of sergeant. Nor
val is stationed at Camp Funston,
and expects to go to France as soon
as the influenza epedimlc is over.
W. A. Lee and J. H. Anderson
made a business trip do Shelley the
first of the week.
Dining Room Opened
G.F. HUGHES, Owner
J. H, HUGHES, Manager
GHENT IS NOW BEING
CLEARED OF HUNS
Evacuation Now in Full
Swing and Last Boats
Are Hastily Towed
Near Dutch Frontier.
SUCCEED IN FIGHT
AMSTERDAM, Oct. 23.—The evac
uation of Ghent, Belgium, is in full
swing according to a dispatch to The
Telegraaf from Suasvangent. The
last bopats in Ghent are being hastily
towed toward Selzaete, near the
Dutch frontier south of Suasvangent
the dispatch adds.
LONDON, Oct. 24.—Valenciennes,
the great rail center eighteen miles
east of Doual, is now completly in
British hands, according to latest
word from the front.
Americans Throw Back Repeated
WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY
NORTHWEST ~F VERDUN, Oct. 23
—The stillest fighting of the Ameri
can offensive west of the Meuse was
under way today. The line is sway
ing J^ack and forth.
In the region of Grand Pre, on the
western end of the front, the Ameri
cans' threw back repeated violent
on the northern edge of Grand
Pre, the Americans captured fifty
two prisoners, including three of
ficers. They also took eight enemy
The town of Brieulles, on the west
ern bank of the Meuse, which had
been stubbornly defended by the
Germans, has been given up by the •
This is the latest point at which
the Americans have driven a dent
into the German defenses, despite the
fact that the enemy resistance is still
as strong as formerly.
The Germans set fire to Brieulles
late Tuesday and American patrols
early today reported that the Ger
mans had withdrawn from the town.
British Forces Capture Bruay and
LONDON, Oct. 23.—The British
began an attack today on the front
between LeCateau' and Solesemes,
south of Valenciennes, Field Mar
shal Haig announced.
The British have captured Buray,
two and a half miles north of Valen,
ciennes and have reached the west
bank of the Scheldt.
Two thousand prisoners were
taken by the British in today's at
The new British attack south of
Valenciennes is on a front of five
to six miles and the Germans have
been driven back about a mile along
the entire front. The enemy is re
North of Valenciennes the British
have captured about two-third of the
Raismes forest. Further north they
have got well east of St. Amand and
reached the Schaldt north of the
Northeast of Loan French troops
have reached the line of the Serre
river, having made an advance of two
three miles on an eight-mile front*
DELIVERS HINDENBURG LEGACY
Mitchell Palmer, alien property
custodian, has confiscated sufficient
alien property to invest 360,000,000
raised from it in liberty bonds. He
says it's a poor day when he can't
subscribe for 31,000,000 worth at the
In a recent address he
"Why, some few weeks ago, out
a western city, a school-teacher,
who was a German-born woman died,
and in her will she bequeathed 310,
000 to von Hindenburg. I have got
that. I invested it in liberty bonds
and the proceeds were used to buy
ammunition, and now Pershing's
boys are trying to deliver the legacy
von Hindenburg over in Germany,
We have made every dollar of Ger
man money in America fight the
Germans. Great iron and steel mills,
which were wont to send their pro
out of America back to Germany,
now sending their profits to the
treasury of the United States and
their products into war munitions to .
destroy their owners."
Mr. and Mrs. jf. W. Lowory and
family left here Tuesday for their
home in McCammon, after spending
summer here on a ranch near
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