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OFFICIAL PAPER OF CITY AND COUNTY . Vol. XV. No. 16 BLACKFOOT, BINGHAM COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY NOVEMBER I, 1918 x $3 a Year OVER 33,000 AUSTRIANS CORALLED BY ALLIES More Than One Hun Jred Villages Have Been Liber ated Since th<* Offensive Began; Fighting Extends All Along the Course oi Piave River. - WASHINGTON, Oct. 30.—Thirty three thousand Austrian troops, hun dreds of guns and innumerable ma chine guns have been captured by Italian and allied forces on the Ital ian front, said an official dispatch , today from Rome. The 32nd Amer 1 lean infantry regiment has gone into action and the fighting now extends practically all along the course of the Piave river. The Austrians are resisting stub bornly, throwing in many new di visions, but have not been able to stop the advancing forces. The dispatch follows: Along Course of Piave River. "Our offensive is developing far ther southward, and stretches prac tically all along the course of the Piave. The third army is now in action successfully. The line be tween the Brenta and the sea is strongly held by the greater part of the Italian army, alongside-of which is the fourteenth army corps of British troops and a French division. The Thirty-second American infan try is now also in action. "The enemy is resisting with ex ceptional stubbornness and is throw ing into the fray new divisions with out, however, being successful in holding back our troops. On the Grappa region the troops of the first Italian army with the support of the twelfth army has been successful in beating the enemy- at Segusino, and has conquered Mont Gesen. eighth army has occupied the narrow pass of Follina and has already reached Vittorio. The t,enth army, after having established solid bridge heads over the Montlcano river, has crossed the river and is advancing along the road Conegliano-Odrzo. The third army, after neutralizing the formidable artilllery fire of the enemy, has crossed the Piave at San Dona di Piave and east of Zenson. Austrian Troops Retire in Disorder. "The number of prisoners cap tured up to the present moment amount to 802 officers and 32,198 men. Hundreds of guns have also been captured. It is impossible to calculate the number of machine guns which have fallen into our hands. | The GOVERNMENT SAYS DO IT On Friday the first day of November, weekly and semi-weekly papers must remove from their mailing lists all names of subscribers whose ac counts are three months or more in arrears, and on Saturday the second of November, the publisher must make a report to the government show ing'that he has done that, and he must swear to the report being correct and true. Thereafter, the publisher shall enter no names on the list to re ceive the paper unless payment is made for a period in advance. * J V /' e I M I've got wheat in my bins and "Sure! that's all right. I'm not sore, spuds in the cellar, and considerable other stuff to turn into money as soon as Uncle Samuel can spare the cars to move it. He is using the cars and ships just now to foflwlard rations for the boys and bullets to feed the war hungry Huns, and I don't mind missing a few copies of the paper. I'll drop In one of these days and start it again. Everything is coming our way, including the flue + 4. 4. + 4. 4. .>'* * * + + + 4- * + + + + + + + + + + + + + + SEEGER-BUNDLIE'S INFLUENZA MESSAGE We are in accord with the order of the State Board of Health. + •j. We believe in prevention wherever possible, and we think that wear- + 4. ing a mask helps to prevent getting the disease. 4* The salespeople'in our store all wear masks. We are selling 4 4. masks to people at cost and doing what we can to help break up 4* 4* the epidemic. We believe in taking every reasonable precaution. + 4. But we do other things to promote public health. We always + 4. sweep our floors with a preparation that absorbs the dust instead of + 4. stirring it up. We wipe our floors with a preparation of oil that 4* 4. keeps them in the most sanitary condition possible. These methods 4* 4. prevent the accumulation of dust and lint on our goods, shelves and 4* 4. counters, and when people come Into our store tl^py are protected 4* 4- to the utmost. Our store is new, clean, modern and sanitary. If 4* 4- you have been dealing with us you are aware of this; if you have 4* 4* - not been in, this is a good time to come. SEEGER-BUNDLIB COMPANY "EVERYBODY'S STORE" 4* + 4 * 4 4* + 4* 4 4 - 4* 4 - 4 * + 4 - BLACKFOOT + \ 4* BROADWAY 4* 4 * , 4*4*4 , 4 , 4 , 4 , 4*4 , 4 , 4'4 , 4 , 4 , 4 , 4*4* 4•4•4•4•4•4•4•4•4•4•4•4 , 4•4•4•4• ing the rear guards of the enemy, "In Albania our troops, after beat have occupied San Giovanni di Medua and are rapidly advancing on Scu tari." An earlier official dispatch. from Rome said that more that 100 vil lages and towns had been liberated since the' offensive began and that the Austrian army corps on the left had retired in disorder, leaving be hind war materials and several hun dred guns. The position of the sixth Austrian army corps was described as very critical. War Summary Tuesday, October 20. Pershing captures stronghold. Emperor Charles wants peace. Yankees complete capture of woods. Austria accepts terms of Wilson. Enemy's government is now ready to start negotiations, without wait ing for the other allies. Wednesday, Oct. 80. Germany's greatest dread is in vasion. Well informed officers be lieve Teutons would not fight with out-Austria out of the way. American soldiers in Piave ad vance; Huns fear fighting in Father land. Austrian defenses growing weaker. Allies capture 20,000 prisoners on the large river front. « Thursday, Oct. 81. Dual Monarchy's army routed; Kaiser is kept in background. Over 33,000 Austrians captured by allies. American infantry in action and fighting extends all along the course of Piave rjver. Leaders back up the president. People of Germany to have say in peace. Proposal for armistice has now gotten beyond control of the present military party. Latest Hun note to America is explanatory of changes made in the constitution. Yank infantry helps Italians. More than 100 villages and towns taken in advance. -•- ; ' Lee Bowen made a business trip to Arco Tuesday. HKAI/TH BOARD MAKES RULES REGARDING INFLUENZA. The seriousness of the Influenza epidemic caused the local Board of Health to hold a meeting at the Court House Tuesday morning, and they adopted the following rules, (which will be enforced Friday, Nov ember 1st: Everyone appearing on the public highway I or in public places must wear gauze masks. All business places, including Ci gar Stores and v Drug Stores will close promptly at six o'clock. All restaurants, cafes, and eating places must close at'nine o'clock. This will remain in effect until the Influenza epidemic is completely under control. ; INFLUENZA SITUA. TION IN THE COUNTY' The influenza situation is very prevalent in all places, and in all parts of Bingham county. At present the reports show that the disease is on the increase. Since the epidemic started in this county, the reports show there were 105 cases the first week, 115 the second week, 179 cases the third week, and up to date there are 100 caa.es of influenza under the care of a physi cian. The last report (was taken at noon Thursday and by evening there may be more cases reported to the Board of health. The gauze mask is considered the only real protection and if everyone would wear a mask the disease would soon be checked. Beginning November 1 everyone appearing op the public highways must wear a gauze mask. ♦ INFLUENZA PRECAU TION TAKEN ELSEWHERE Passengers getting off the trains at Gooding are required to register, stating where they came from and the status of th% influenza in the towns visited. Boise and other cities thruout the state are taking the precaution to quarrentine people who are ill with same disease. ♦ CLEANSING THE MASKS J Physicians advise people that the best way to cleanse and sterilize the flu masks is to boil them five or ten minutes every evening, then dry and use again next day. If you take the flu go to bed at at once. Delay is dangerous. Lie still, keep covered up, eat and drink sufficient and provide plenty, of fresh air. Don't get out too soon. ♦ FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MINNIE LEACH Funeral services for Miss Minnie Leach, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Leach of Springfield, were held Wednesday afternoon, was made at Sprinfleld. Miss Leach succombed to pneu monia, following an attack of in influenza. Interment AN OLD NEWSPAPER "BUSTED. The Sun, published for the past twenty-five years at Verndale, Minne sota, and the only paper in the town, closed its doors Friday, announcing that it could no longer operate at a loss, and saw no hope for improve ment. The News and Herald, of Man itawac, Wisconsin, consolidated to vol ume of business kept shrink ing, there was less and less adver tising, and the automobile advertis ing being hopelessly lost, they con solidiated in an effort to cut the ex penses in two and issue one paper better than either of the old ones. The Globe, published at Meade, Kansas, has suspended. The other paper, the Neils, bought their effects, and the surviving paper is being pub lished by a woman. The Times, of Mattoon, Wiscdhsin, has suspended and closed its doors. The Posten, publisned at Ishpem ing, Michigan, has given up the stfuggle. The Democrat, ..published at Ot tawa, Ohio, suspended on account of labor shortage, but finally secured some help and is trying it again. The News, published at Columbus, Ohio, one of the oldest publishing houses in the state, has suspended and the publishing company dis solved, acknowledging financial fail ure. The save themselves. The National journals printed for editors and publishers exclusively, are carrying hundreds of advertise ments every issue, of help wanted, newspapers for sale, machinery for sale, business for sale or lease, out fits for,sale or trade, and job offices for sale or trade. These calls look so panicky, one would think that newspaper plants could be bought at of these newspapers, when estab the rate of two for a nickel. Some of these newspapers, when estab lished, ran for years at a loss, and some of them never got on the pay ing basis. The newspaper that did not make a profit last year has not a ghost vt a chance to make any thing hereafter till the close of the war. AUTO ACCIDENT An automobile accident occurred Saturday evening at the crossing of the Mackay track, just before cross in the Snake river bridge. J. W. Stanley of Crystal, but a former resident of Blackfoot, was driving along in a car. Another car was coming toward him and the lights blinded Mr. Staley, causing him to run off the grade. The car turned over, pinning Mr. Staley underneath. He escaped with out serious injuries. Records Show Up Samuels' Standing (Star Mirror, Moscow.) The beautiful pastoral ideal, show ing H. F. Samuels, carefully camou flaged to resemble a farmer, proudly pulling the lines of a six horse team, and given such wide publicity in the Townley paper, was doubtless thus carefully posed to carry the voters of the State an idea that "Neighbor Samuels" was the "Real Thing" in farmers. To a close observer, however, the way he holds the lines would indi cate that neither he nor the photo graplier who endeavored to immor talize him as an honest husbandman, were acquainted with the result that would have inevitably followed had he started the team with the lines a-drag, and leads the close observer to believe that perhaps the pose was assumed, and that neighbor Samuels has devoted at least a part of his life to some other line of endeavor. Mr. Samuels has been quite con spicuous in North Idaho for a num ber of ygars and his career has been variegated and interesting. He came to Idaho in 1894 and began his legal ca$eer in Grangeville, but soon eased out of that town and favored Wallace with his presence. He therp fell in with-the miners unions dominated by such men as Paul Corcoran, Mike Devy and W. F. Davis, ajid they doubtless per ceiving that he was weak, pliable and unscrupulous, nominated him to the pupulist candidate for County At torney and succeeded in electing him. The test came, the great Cdeur d'Alene riots occurred, a reign of ter ror was inaugurated, men were mur dered in cold blood, and the great Bunker Hill Mill was dynamited, martial law was declared, the mar tyred Stunenberg, speaking through his representative Bartlett Sinclair, demanded that Samuels do his duty. The records show that he flatly re fused. Judgp Forley was sent to investigate, he informed Judge For ney that the men accused of the crime were friends and business as sociates and were the men iwho had elected him to office, and refused to proceed. H. F. Samuels, then County Attoreny of Shoshone County, now the I. W. W. officered and promoted Non-partisan League candidate for ; Governor, was in the crftis false to his oath, his trust and the people of (Idaho; condoned arson, dynamiting and red murder; and the records show that he was compelled to dis qualify himself from his office, and Borah, James H. Hawley, Judge rorney and General Hays at the re quest of Governor Steunenberg made the dangerous and desparate battle for civilization, honor and decency in Idaho in the prosecution of the false Sflhiuels, friends. Of his career as the,owner and manager of the once famous Samuels Hotel, at Wallace, the least said the better, but in those days "Neighbor Samuels" was not above snatching the glittering silver off of the ma hogany of the famous Samuels Bar, of which he was wont to boast as the finest in all Idaho. v As chief owner and actual mana ger of the Wallace National Bank, he so successfully guided the destin ies of that institution for his own benefit, that on June 10th, |911, the liabilities of the bank were deposits $110,000; borrowed money $30,000; $52,600 of the assets of the bank were notes that Samuels dared not assert against the makers; $34,500 more would not befar Inspection; this $86,000* Samuels, for reasons best known to himself and thp Bank Ex aminer, took up instagter, by giving a mortgage on the famuos Samuels Hotel, Including the more famous Bar. Whereupon the Bank Exam iner levied an assessment of 100 per cent in the stock, and Samuels went out of the banking business. These records "Neighbor Samuels" wrote upon the lndestructable pages in the archives of the United States Comp troller. In other words, the records at Washington show that H. F. Sam uels looted and wrecked the Wallace National Bank. His record as Treasurer and Gen eral Manager of the Success Mining Company, where "he made his money to buy them acres," which he talks about, shows that as a hardened millionaire mine owner he was an exploiter of labor, and that' for want of safety appliances the Success mine became a shambles, and furnishes one of the darkest pages of Shoshone County mining (llstory. He resigned as Treasurer and Man ager of the Success Mining Company on the 24th day of June, 1915, and would doubtless have been able fo purchase more acres to clear and reclaim had not»L. O. Wilson, the Auditor who was put to work on the books, discovered that "Neighbor Samuels" had neglected to put in the treasury of the Success Mining Company the tidy sum of $29,997.96. In other words, the books of the Success Mining company show that H. F. Samuels, Non-partisan* 1 candi date for Governor, was $29,997. 96 short te his account. That he, on the 2nd day of July, paid the sum back, and that his per sonal check for such amount was on the 3rd day of July, 1915, deposited to the credit of the company, in the Fidelity National Bank of Spokane. Thus we have H. F. Samuels, as County Attorney, false to his trust and as such condoning arson, dyn amiting, and red murder, banker, we find that he wrecked the Wallace National Bank, and as the trusted treasurer of the Success Min in company, $29,997.96 short in his accounts. No wonder Townley picked him as his candidate for Governor and cam ouflaged him as an honest farmer As a BLACKFOOT WOMAN DIES IN LOS ANGELES Mrs. Octa Cambell, a former resi dent of North Shilling avenue, went to Los Angeles recently with her children and died of influenza on the 25th of October. She was cared for in a hospital by the associated char ities, ana all of. tile live children were afflicted at last reports. Mrs. Cambell was a widow who brought herself into some notoriety last winter by sending for the editor of the Republican to come to her home and investigate their condition, evidently supposing that relief would be ordered up at public expense be cause they were destitute, even tho receiving a pqnsion of some $30 or $36 a month. Our report was that the mother was able to keep house and to keep it in much better order than it was, and that the daughter and two sons were capable of earning some money or at least, capable of attending school and keeping clean and tidy. Because of their failure to take care of what they had, and of their re fusal to mend their ways, they were not recommended to the county for relief. Because of a long record for failure to protect the moral atmos phere of the home, \he codhty gov ernment finally took the children away from her and sent them at much expense, J .o the Children's Home at Boise, and the mother was almost heart-broken over the sep aration. Persons who knew of her suffering on this account admitted that the county had made a serious mistake in thus breaking up the home, and her solitude widened the door of temptation to her. There seemed to be but slight if any ad vantage in boarding the children at Boise, and they were returned to her, thus ending in failure, the chapter of suffering and experimenting. Our original recommendation was that she and the children become in dustrious, and self reliant in every way they could, keep their home as good and as tidy as they could, show they were capable of taking care of what they had, and then more would come to them to use. They treated the suggestions lightly and we conducted an investigation of several weeks to see how other in digents ' in the county were making use of their resources. Sixteen chap ters were published on the subject, warning the public of an increasing menace. The auditors' report of county finances published recently confirmed our report, and showed that the expense of caring for the indigents and widows doubles about every three years in these prosper ous times. ♦ TO REPORT AT FORT RILEY. Dr. Howard J, Simmons has re ceived orders to report at Fort Riley Kansas, November 8, where he will enter into ..military training. ^ Dr. Simmons is one of Blackfoot's prominent physicians, and having been here for several years, he has made many friends, both by his pro fession and socially. Mrs. Simmons will remain in Blackfoot and attend to business matters for a short time, here she is going to work among the poor and sick people in Pocatello, Blackfoot and Idaho Falls. Mrs. Simmons sees the necessity of such work on account of the in fluenza epedimic, and other sickness. After all business matters are straightened, Mrs. Simmons will leave for Fort Riley to join her hus band. V While ♦ BLACKFOOT HERO RE TURNS TO AMERICA Word has been received here by Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Byers, that their son, Edward, has returned to the United States, and is now in a hos pital in Des Moines, Iowa. 4) Edward was woundd in battle and was brought wounded from France. Mr. Byers left Wednesday morn ing for taat city, and will spend some time visiting with his son. over among the ♦ FUNRAL SERVICES FOR VIRGINIA CHRIST Funeral services for Virginia Christ were held Wednesday after noon on the lawn at the Christ home. Interment was made in the Grove City cemetery. behind a six horse team. Unquestionably Samuels is a man after Townley's awn heart. We have only cited a few facts off the record. We can see why Town ley picked Samuels for Governor. But the State of Idaho dare not take chances. COTTAGE HOTEL UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT Dining Room Opened Tuesday Morning, Oct.< 8 J. H, HUGHES, Manager G,F. HUGHES, Owner / ' Red Cross Doing Extensive Work The war council of the American Red Cross authorizes the following: "The section made public today of the report which the Red Cross ia making to the American people in weekly installments, deals with the assistance rendered o soldiers in the camps and cantonments in this country. "This Red Cross activity, desig nated as milieary relief to distin guish it from the work done for the families of soldiers by the home ser vice branch of the organization, cost $2,110,686 up to the end of June, and calls for an appropriation of $3, 475,000 for the remainder of the year. • "Most of the 1,750,000 men now overseas and the 1,000,000 in camps here have received knitted articles from the Red Cross. At the end of last July the organization had dis tributed 2,240,514 sweaters, 776,615 mufflers, 1,054,814 wristlets, 645, 961 helmets, 2,143,921 pairs of socks and 419,822 comfort kits to sol diers in the United States and its territories. This is exclusive of the large quantities of similar articles distributed in the war zone. The women volunteer workers of the Red Cross produced these comforts which are intended to supplement the equipment provided by the army. "The department of military re lief of the Red Cross has established 700 canteens on the railway lines of the country and at embarkation points, 55,000 women workers vol unteering their services for this wotk to the end that our fighting men may be refreshed when travel ing. The communication service maintained by this department en ables soldiers who are in the hos pital to keep in touch with their fam ilies, who are advised of the patient's condition by Red Cross workers as signed to this task. Sixty-three con valescent houses, provided with rooms for relatives who may want to visit soldier patients, have been built or are in course of construction at the country's training camps. Several children have been born In these homes while the mothers were visiting their sick husbands.'.' DEATH OF MRS. PARLEY FACKRELL Mrs. Parley Fackrell, age 40 years, died at their home Tuesday morning at 3:30 o'clock, following an attack of influenza-pneumonia. During Mrs. Fackrell's residence in the community she has made a host of friends, who mourn her loss. Deceased is survived by her hus band and 7 children, all of whom are living in this community. Funeral services were held Thurs day afternoon at the cemetery. In terment was made in the Thomas Riverside cemetery. ♦ TWO BROTHERS VIC. TIMS OF INFLUENZA Virgil, the eighteen-year-old son, and Lorin, the twelve-year-old son, of Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Talbot, of Groveland, were both victims of in fluenza-pneumonia. Virgil passed away Wednesday morning at 3 o'clock, and Lorin pas sd away at 12:30 Tuesday afternoon. The sympathy of the whole com munity is extended to the bereaved parents. Arrangements for funeral services - have not been made. ♦ VICTIM OF INFLUENZA Miss Margaret Bischoff, daughter of Mr. and MrB. John Bischoff of '• Blackfoot, died at her home Monday / morning, after suffering an attack of influenza and pneumonia. She has been a resident of Black foot for the past sixteen years and has made a host of friends, who mourn her loss. Deceased is survived by her par ents, two sisters and five brothers. Your Eye Sight Affects your earning capacity, your health add your disposi tion. You safeguard these to a large extent by having them attended by a reliable special ist. 8ee Dr. H. H. Scarborough at the Bccles Hotel. TOESDAY, NOV. 5 Let him stop your headaches.