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i 4- I 4- I 4 * » i 4- i 4 d - I 4- HH 4- I 4- 1 4- l SPRINGFIELD H»; 4- ! 4- !4I4I 4- M4I 4- I 4- ' 4- 1 4» l 1 i i Mr. and Mrs. Walter Loomis left Monday for their home in Illinois. G. A. Line is threshing alfalfa seed. A. J. Snyder lost 18 head of sheep from bloat Saturday. Mr .and Mrs. W. W. Stephens and Virgil Stephens visited with the My ers family at Aberdeen Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Loomis were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Davis Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Davis drove to Pocatello Saturday, taking Joe Cosgrove to the Pocatello hospital. Mr. Cosgrove jvas operated on for appendicitis, and is now doing nicely. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Baird and son drove to Pocatello Saturday. They had car trouble on the reservation, and were brought home by Ralph Davis. Mrs. H. K. Wiley and son, Hugh, returned home Sunday from Boise. Mr. Wiley met her at American Falls with his car. Mrs. Wiley was unable to secure her house in Boise on account of the influenza epidemic. The Bradford family is still ser iously ill iwdth influenza. Thomas Blackburn is acting as nurse for the family. Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Tanner are the proud parents of a baby son, born Monday morning, parents are ill with influenza. Mrs. Henry xxerg received word that her sister, Merle, well-known in this community, has a baby son. The proud father is in the training camp at Fremont, California. Word comes from Pocatello that the J. H. Isaac family, formerly of Springfield, are all recovering from the influenza. Miss Hazel Quigley has been dan gerously ill with the influenza, but is slightly improved at the present. H. V. Chandler, F. Thurston, Earn est Wells and Henry Parent, were business visitors in Blackfoot Mon day. Mrs. Both the Death of Miss Leach. It is with deep regret that we write of the passing away Sunday night, of Miss Minnie Leach, daugh ter of W> M. Leach, as a victim of influenza. Miss Leach has suffered with spinal trouble since childhood, and in her weakened condition was unable to fight oft the disease. Years of suffering had enobled her charac ter, and her sweet and patient dis position endeared her to all her ac quaintances. Funeral services were postponed from Tuesday afternoon until Wednesday at 3:00, to permit Corp. Norval Leach to arrive from Fort Riley, Kansas. Open air ser vices were held at the Springfield cemetery. The sincere sympathy of the entire countryside is tendered the bereaved family. . ♦• I 4- I 4- I « H 4' 1 4 frI 4' I4 - I 4- t 4- 1 4- I 4 ! I * KIMBALL * Mrs. L. B. Heaton was visiting with her son for a few days (this week. E. Fransden of Basalt, is helping the Fransden family harvest their potatoes. Mr. and Mrs. R. Milburn were business visitors at Firth Saturday. Mrs. J. Sparks was visiting rela tives here Sunday. J. C. Heaton has been up to Ririe for a few days on business. Some of the Dial family have been sick, but are improving at present. Ammon and Daniel Nielsen are helping Anthony's to dig their beets. Peter Jorgensen went duck hunt ing Sunday, bringing home a nice lot of game. Mrs. F. Savage was a Firth visitor one day this week. T. Jorgensen, who has been haul ing beets at Blackfoot, spent Sunday at home, visiting friends and rela tives. M. Mecham is pasturing some of his cattle in this vicinity. • A birthday party was given at the home of P. Jorgensen last Friday in honor of Mrs. Jorgensen. A few near relatives and Bishop Taylor and wife were present. Mrs. Lillian Anthony was shopping at Firth one day this week. Daniel Nielsen lias purchased a white saddle pony of Claude Thomas. The potato crop in this vicinity turned out exceedingly well, and the beets are fairly good. ♦ 4 4 d 4 d 4- I 4- I4I44I4 ' I4 ' I 4- l 4 d 4- I 4 * SHELLEY ♦ + Mrs. L. L. Maguire was in town last Saturday on important business. He expects to leave for California soon to spend the winter. The schools will not rebpen here until the number of influenza cases have greatly decreased. E. C. Miller, our jeweler is still very ill, but his many friends hope that he will soon take a course for the better. Word has been received that one of the Teeples boys died at the Great Lakes training station and that his body was being sent home for burial. This boy's full name has not been learned, but will be given out later. This is the third boy from this com munity to die for Uncle Sam and liberty. Lester Holland recently came home from Logan on a week's fur lough. He says that he likes his work down there alright, he also states that there is no school there Why American Farms Should Be Improved Now-It Is a Challenge to the Hun The government realizes the necessity of farm building, und hue modified building regulations so that farmers may continue, with the full sanction of the authorities, to erect such buildings as may be neces sary to keep farm products up to tho maximum, provided the aggregate does not cost in the excess of $1000.00. Buildings cosMng in excess of the amount may also be erected by securing a permit. FARMERS SHOULD BUILD NOW.—A BROAD INTERPRETATION IS PLACED UPON FARM CONSTRUCTION. This rule does not mean that a farmer is restricted to $1000.00 in his building operation. FOR EXAMPLE: Let us suppose a farmer wants to build, a small barn, a hog house, a granary, an implement shed, a silo and a poultry house, HE CAN BUILD THEM ALL, provided the total cost does not exceed $1000.00. IN ADDITION—The farmer is permitted repairs and additions to any existing building to the extent of $2500. Therefore there is absolutely NO RESTRICTION UPON ESSENTIAL BUILDINGS. VO PEMIT needed FOR ABOVE. BUILD NOW! BOISE PAYETTE LUMBER CO. at present, but the training of men goes on just the same. His many friends here wish him good luck in the service of the United States of America. Harold Woodward, who is at Lo gan, Utah sick in the hospital with the flue, is reported to be recovering nicely at the present time. Also that his condition is such that there is now no cause for alarm. The weather here for the last ten days or so lias not been very favor oble for the harvesting of crops, hav ing had much rain and freezing slightly ^every night. Most of the potatoes have been harvested, but there are many beets in the ground yet. The Shelley farmerettes have helpd save more than one crop of po tatoes. Mrs. Howard Young's daughter Lilly, has been ill for a short time and it was thought that she was coming down with the influenza tho her condition is not at all alarming. Wade brothers recently erected an attractive sign in front of their new clothing store here. Dr.* Cutler is very busy at the pre sent time as he is taking care of all of Dr. Robert's patients while he is ill with the influenza. Quite a number of Indians are working in this community helping harvest the crops. The sugar factory is probably em ploying over a hundred Shelley peo ple on the different shifts. Many strangers are working at the factory. Thru a mishap at the factory the other day Mr. Fowler got his skull crushed. At the present time he is recovering slowly owing to the very serious injury. Help the Y. M. C. A. in the coming drive. Also give all you can for the Red Cross work over the sea,,and re lieve the suffering of our boys as much as possible. ♦*» F » I 4 t 4 1 4- 1 4 M 4- I4 » 1 4- 1 4- I 4- l ! JAMESTON $+♦+♦ vM -fr l -» M4 » 4 - i 4- H - I 4- !4* Died of Influenza Two deaths in one family in a (week resulting from influenza. Mr. and Mrs. Chris Anderson of Jameston have lost two sons, Frank age twenty-six died October 21, after a few days' illness. He leaves a wife and two little girls, aged one and two years, besides his parents, six broth ers and six sisters to mourn his death. And Dewey, age twenty died October 27. He has been sick for two weeks, being the first one in the family to come down with the influ enza, and just returned from the military school at Moscow, on ac count of the schools being closed there. Both were prominent young men here and their many friends in the community extend their deepest sympathy to the bereaved relatives. Another Victim of Influenza Virgil Fielding, another of our prominent young men died October 24 of influenza. He was the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Jaiqes Fielding. Besides his father and mother he leaves six sisters and two brothers to mourn his death, The commun ity extends their deepest sympathy to the bereaved family. There has been about thirty cases of influenza in Jameston in the last two weeks, taking a toll of three. Mrs. Ethel Anderson, wife of the late Frank Andersan and children are staying with Mr. and Mrs. Chris Anderson. Mrs. Anderson has been very ill since the death of her hus band. Mr. and Mrs. Clair Hampton, who has been staying with Mr.^Hampton's sister during potato digging season, is now home. , Most of the potatoes in Jameston have been harvested. Many of the Shelley farmerettes have been helping with the harvest ing in Jameston. They are good workers and are trying to do their bit. Mr. and Mrs. Phil Longhurst were in Shelley last Friday to see Mrs. Longhurst's father who is just re covering from the influenza. ♦ +• * UPPER PRESTO | + j. * » -J~ vj-'» t L)4fx | A » A f,|i, Joe Conway received a letter from his brother, who is in France, saying he had seen Donald Tolmie and that they were both well. The Tolmie brothers are digging their potatoes and hauling them to market. Two carpenters were down from Idaho Falls Wednesday to look over tlie house of E. W. Hansen, and was going to remodel it. Blomquists have moved in their new home and it sure is one to be appreciated. It is a very modern and up-to-date one. Mrs. Pearl Anderson is staying with her mother Mrs. Bishop Mon son. ket. They, have seventeen acres and they are yielding well. Willie Peterson just finished haul ing his grain and potatoes. George Hansen is digging and hauling potatoes for Roy the Jap. Mr. and Mrs. Berkley Larson at tended the funeral at Shelley Wed nesday for Frank Anderson, who died of influenza. Bishop Monson started digging his beets Friday morning. Mr. and Mrs. Seaman are rejoic ing over the arrival of a baby girl born October 23. Christofferson brothers are very busy hauling their potatoes to mar Word has been received here that Miss Frances Tolmie's friend, Bert Anderson of Blackfoot, had died ol wounds received in battle in France. Mrs. Hans Hansen is visiting with her mother Mrs. Tolmie. Mrs. Joseph Conway is over from Fort Hall for a while visiting with her mother Mrs. Tolmie. Mrs. Ila Grover, who has been out to Camp Lewis to see her husband has returned and is at the home of R. P. Hansen. She is very ill with influenza, enza. digging and topping Bishop Mon • ! 4- ! 4- I 4 *4I4 - I4 » 1 4- 1 4 * 4 t 4 1 4- I 4- : + Mr. Seaman is down with influ Albert Johnson and family are son's beets. Dr. Roberts was down to see the two jap families. He thinks they have an attack of influenza. 4 •h + ROSE + •fr About twenty-five people of this district harvested F. G. Hale's po tato crop Saturday. Mr. Hale and his family are ill with the influenza. T. A. Kruse has recovered, after a serious illness. Ray Taylor and Mr. Stanger of Riverside visited at the Lewis Felt home Tuesday. Mr. Taylor is look ing for a place to feed and winter his cattle. H. A. Gardner is on the sick list this week. U. W. Taylor has finished hauling his beets. Ira Corey purchased the farm formerly owned by George Rupp. Miss Jessie Beasley has been top ping beets for Amos Whithead. Willie Hansen of Aberdeen is up visiting with his aunt Mrs.v Amos Whithead and is also waiting to be entrained Wednesday. D. A. Stone of Aberdeen visited at the Alma Jackman home. Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Judd and family went to Pocatello Sunday and visited with Mr. Judd's sister. C. L. Ranstrum, wife and baby are ill with the influenza. The sugar company has employed W. D. Pack on the dump at Rose. Alma Jackman twill move his family to Aberdeen the coming week having purchased a ranch at that place. James Chapman has sold his farm to Mr. Peek. T. A. Kruse, who has been running the farm, is now living at Ogden. Mr. and Mrs. George Wooden and two daughters of Groveland visited at the Lewis Felt residence Sunday. U. W. Taylor purchased some sheep last week. The Messers Albert Gardner, C. A. Taylor and Walter Jackman have purchased some cattle to feed for the winter. Mrs. James Chapman of Logan i3 visiting with her daughter Mrs. T. A. Kruse. Mr. and Mrs. George R. Mason were entertained at a midnight luncheon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Langloy. Miss Della Allsworth of Pocatello vsited with her cousin Miss Annona Judd last week. ♦ !4!4I 4- !4 - I 4 I ♦♦ I 4 I 4- I 4- I 4- I 4- 1 44 TABER * * •f* * X * The Influenza has struck out in our locality. Several families have Carl Douglas of Missoula, Mon tana, is visiting his friend, Harry Adamson. Marie Derfler was called to Arco Tuesday by Dr. Simmons to nurse a patient who is under his care. Fall seeding never looked better than at present. Fred Lee had tha misfortune to get a $200 cow killed by the passing storm Monday. R. E. Hughes, who has been help ing with the potatoes near Idaho Falls, was called home Monday on account of the illness of his son, Arden. L. I. Davis is moving his family to Taber this week. Mrs. Lewis of Cerro Grande, was in Taber Friday making final proof on her 320 acres, and left on the morning train for Missouri to join her husband. The' election will soon be here. Read carefully the history of the candidates in the Idaho Republican, as it is telling you the truth, judge accordingly, and vote. Celcil Mitchelll of East Valley, was trading in Taber Tuesday and gettin gthe latest war news. A. F. Willicke made a business trip to Blackfoot Monday. Jasper Bently boasts of being the champion spud grower in Taber. He planted 250 pounds of seed, sold $120.00 worth, and reserved enough for family use. E. f. Taylor moved his family to Pocatello for the winter. it. ♦ POTATO YIELD VERY SATISFACTORY A visit to the potato commercial districts by Field Agent Julius H. Jacobson, thru the Caldwell, Twin Falls and Idaho Falls localities in dicate a better acerage than was at first expected. The yield being very satisfactory. The harvesting of the potato crop is progressing rapidly, 75 per cent of the crop is out of the ground now, as compared with the large percent age caught in the ground last year. ♦ Charles Kerchner was a business visitor in Pocatello Thursday. THE AMERICAN MOTHER ANI> HER HO 1,1)1 Ell BOY F'rom the Congressional record ex tension of remarks of Hon Edward Keating, of Colorado in the house of representatives, Friday, Oct. 18, x j 18. Mr. Keating. Mr. Speakgv, I have a friend who declares tfhen he sees a soldier and his sweetheart together. These are great days for girls," but I am always moved to add, ''They are hard days for mothers." Every mother's son is her hero. Before he was born she dreamed dreams am], saw visions of his splen did future. Betore she had clipped the shin ing curls from his baby head she taught him to love his God, his country, and his country's flag, look ing toward the day when he should play a man's part in camp or court. The supreme sacrifice has been re quired. Her boy is engulfed in the great war. He is a mere atom in this stupendous international adventure. She would have been ashamed if he had faltered when, the "call" came, but she would willingly lay down her own life to protect him from harm. The Spartan mother said to her son, "Return with your shield, or upon it." The American mother sings, "Don't come back 'till it's over, 'over there,!" Many men and women are posing as patriots in these days, but just two figures enchain my attention as heroic—the American mother and her son. The American boy will win this war, because he is the son of a brave mother. You have see them, these courage ous mothers, all over our land, their own flesh and blood for the salvation of humanity, and bidding their boys "God speed" with a smile. That is patriotism de luxe. That is the pa triotism that fires the imigation of the poet. During the Civil war Thomas Buchanan Read, in his "Wagoner of the Alleghenies," wrote: The maid who binds her warrior's sash, Vvith smile that well her pain dis trembles; The while beneath her dropping lash One starry tear-drop hangs and rtembles; Though Heaven alone records the tear, And fame shall never know her story, Her heart has shed a drop as dear As e'er bedetyed the field of glory. The great war has inspired much verse that is destined to endure. In a small volumne entitled "Bill of the o. S. A." Kenneth Graham Duffleld has phrased the heart throbs of the American fighting man and his father and mother. Allow me to quote: Bill of the U. S. A. There wasn't much excitement 'round our way, 'Bout th' war. We tuk th' papers an' read 'em thru. When we hadn' nuthin' better t' do. We didn' know wuich side wuz right, An' didn' much care who won th' fight. So th' ole war run along until Th' president said he needed Bill. Seems like th' Dutch wuz a-killin' our folks Out on th' sea, A-sinkin' our ships an' a-sendin' 'em down, An' lettin' th' winnln' an' children drown. lh' president writ 'em a note or two, A-tellin' 'em what they'd better do, But they kep' right on until Th' president says, "It's up t' Bill." So he sent out word t' count th' men ez wuz fltten t' fight, An' Bill he put right off fer town, An' found a feller 'at writ it down 'Bout where he wuz' born—what town an' state, An' Bill he give 'im his age an' date: "Born up yonder an' livin there still. Scratch out 'Exempt,' I'll fight," sez Bill. There wasn't any fellers much straighter than Bill— Er better built. A hundred an eighty an five foot ten Th' mold God uses when makin' men. Bill's hair wuz black an' his eye3 were blue— That was his Irish showing' thru. An' th' captain sez, ez captains will, "Send me a million men like Bill." So Bill he's packed an' ready t' go, 'Way, over there. A-shoulderin' bun an' his soldier's kit— Able an' willing t' do his "bit." Ready t' see th' ole war thru, An' do th' flghtin' there is t' do. They've fought, an, alius will— God an' th' U. S. A.—an' Bill. i A Letter From Bill's Dad It's lonely, son, since you went away, Across th' sea. Th' birds don't sing ez they used t' do, When we went fishin'—just me an' you. It's hard t' bear—you're all I've got, An' when I gave you gave a lot. But stick t' your job ,an' be a man, If you can't lick 'em, your daddy can. It's goin' t' be tough fer me an' you 'tore th' war is done. You're goin' t' be hungry an' tired an' sore. xh' guns'll be few and' oughta be more. But don't ferget I'm with you son, A-sweatin' blood till th' war is done. 'm kinda old, but I'm your daddy can. I'm sorta crippled an' not ez young Winter R ates at Hotel Eccles single $5; double $7 .single $7; double $10 Rooms with tub bath, ...single $9; double $12 Commencing October 15, 1918 and continu ing during the winter. Rooms without bath. Rooms with shower bath OTTO MAAS, Manager ez I used t' be. But a derned good fight in in me still. If you need th' "Old Man," jest hol ler, Bill. We'll send th' guns, an' all th' rest, You stay on th' job, an' do your best. Don't grumble er cuss—jest be a man. If you can't lick 'em, your daddy can. v*e've alius been pardenrs, since you wuz small, Jest me an' you Seemed like a knife stuck in my heart When you jined th' army t' do your part; I'll work over here—you fight over there, An' father an' son are a pretty good pair An' alius remember, you've got an' Old Man,' If you can't lick 'em your daddy can. . The Mother of Bill We found it wuz hard t' let Bill go off t' war. It's easy t' cheer th' other man's son It comes kinda hard when there's only one. But Bill, he sez, "There's a job t' do; I'll shoulder a gun an- see it thru." An' over in France, they foller 'im still, Th' love an' th' prapers uv th' mother uv Bill. Th' day it wuz cruel, an' th' night wuz worse, A-waiting fer Bill. But th' doctor an' me, we seen it thru, Him tellin' me what there wuz t' do. An' after a iwihile it come t' me— We used t' be two, but now wuz three; • An' a little pink face, when all wuz still Wuz snuggled up close t' th' mother uv Bill. Th' strongest thing in all mother's life • Wuz her love fer Bill. Sfce'd plan an' plan what he'd be some day; "Ain't nothin' to big fer Bill," she'd say. I know 'at th' angel, in robes uv white, 'At gathers th' prayers we say at night, Takes t' God, first, an' alius will, Th' whispered prayers uv of the mother uv Bill. 4 Clifford Royce and Preston Cherry went to Pocatello Wednesday, where they will be employed by the O. S. L. during vacation. MMMi STUDEBAKER 5M23MS2MMS Service Garage We have increased greatly the size of our in a Repair Department a < B 0Q Uj a e and solicit your work which we are in a position to do Promptly and Efficiently 5 expert mechanics—work guaranteed n Bowen Motor Co. Bridge St. Blackfoot STUDEBAKER iwiinmimMuijmi A NEW YANKEE DOODLE. The following poem, to be sung to the tune of Yankee Doodle, was written by Edwin Curtis, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Curtis, of this city. Edwin is a high school boy, and is devoting a part of his time to writing patriotic poems. (To the tune of Yankee Doodle) The Kaiser said I'll whip the Yanks, I feel my duty calling; And now I've caught them unpre pared, Their going to get a mauling; Then Uncle sent the Kaisar word, You better not begin it; For when you whip the Yankee boys, There'll be no Germans in it. Chorus. And ndw that we've got in this fight, Uncle Sam is getting wiser; He's calling in the Yankee boys, To go and get the Kaiser. The boys they sailed across the sea, In perfect soldier order; And when they reach the battle line, They'll cross the German border. Chorus. And now they've reached the battle line, They're going right straight through it; They're going to show the Kaiser Bill, Just how the Yankees do it. He got to feeling rather gay, And acting kind of cranky; But when he steps on Uncle Sam, He's got to whip the Yankees. * Chorus. The Kaiser thought he'd whip the world, And started in to do it; But now he's got too big a hite, And hasn't teeth to chew it. He came out with an awful boo, To make the Yankees fear him; But they just pushed the Germans back, And played they did not hear him. Chorus. The Kaiser's feet began to slip, The Yanks will keep them slipping. And now they're going to show him how, . * The Yankees take their whipping. (Chorus: after each versfl.) Soon the Kaiser will get sick, When the Yankees find him; , They'll hang him to tl\e tallest tree, With Hindenburg behind him. Edwin Curtis. 4 Mrs. M. F. Price of Boise brought a pitient to the Blackfoot asylum Wednesday, returning Friday. ♦ Clarance Bumgarner is spending the week fishing and hunting in the Mackay country.