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
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.
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
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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.
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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
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.
Tuesday, October 20.
Pershing captures stronghold.
Emperor Charles wants peace.
Yankees complete capture of
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
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
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Lee Bowen made a business trip
to Arco Tuesday.
HKAI/TH BOARD MAKES RULES
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
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
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.
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
Boise and other cities thruout the
state are taking the precaution to
quarrentine people who are ill with
CLEANSING THE MASKS
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.
FOR MINNIE LEACH
Funeral services for Miss Minnie
Leach, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.
R. Leach of Springfield, were held
was made at Sprinfleld.
Miss Leach succombed to pneu
monia, following an attack of in
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
The News and Herald, of Man
itawac, Wisconsin, consolidated to
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
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
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
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
(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
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
In other words, the records at
Washington show that H. F. Sam
uels looted and wrecked the Wallace
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
No wonder Townley picked him as
his candidate for Governor and cam
ouflaged him as an honest farmer
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
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
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
wounded from France.
Mr. Byers left Wednesday morn
ing for taat city, and will spend some
time visiting with his son.
over among the
FOR VIRGINIA CHRIST
Funeral services for Virginia
Christ were held Wednesday after
noon on the lawn at the Christ
Interment was made in the Grove
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
Dining Room Opened
Tuesday Morning, Oct.< 8
J. H, HUGHES, Manager
G,F. HUGHES, Owner
Red Cross Doing
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
"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
"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.
Mrs. Parley Fackrell, age 40 years,
died at their home Tuesday morning
at 3:30 o'clock, following an attack
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
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
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
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.
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