this head will be charged for at the
rate of 10 cents per line each issue.
The Republican will not be re
sponsible for more than one Inser
tion for errors In classified adver
HEATING STOVES, ONE "LARGE,
one medium sized heater for sale
at the Republican office.
BILL FOLDER AT POSx OFFICE,
containing name and address, $20
bill and $10 bill. J. W. Ellis.
Reward if returned to Republican
office or Mr. Ellis.
Fort Hall Indian school, two auto
tires with license attached^ in
holder and locked. Reward will
be' paid for their return. Notify
A. C. Pearson at sheriff's office at
adv. 16a tf
BUCKS FOR SALE
I have slxty-flve Hampshire yearl
H. C. C. Rich,
lng bucks for sale.
DUROC JERSEYS FOR SALE
We have a few choice Duroc Jer
sey hogs of both sexes old enough
"L. SHELMAN & SONS.
LOCAL NEWS ;;
♦ WW t Hi ♦ 1 W»l + W 4 » ■
J. W. Ezell, who has been very ill,
is now improving.
Golden Green spent Thursday In
• Miss Lyn Thompson Is much im
proved from her recent illness.
Life insurance. Beebe, adv 165tt
Miss Eula Palmer was on the sick
list the last of the week.
Mrs. E. J. Benson was on the sick
list the last of the week.
William R. Leach of Springfield
was a business visitor here Thursday.
Get the habit, come in and look
around. Racket. Store.
C. F .Martinell was a business
visitor here from Pingree Friday.
L. F. Dickson of Pocatello was a
business visitor here Thursday.
R. C. Graff was a Pocatello busi
ness visitor Thursday.
Big assortment of poular fiction
just received. Racket Store, adv.
Mrs. Roy Clifford is very 111 at her
Claude Larson of Mackay, was a
Blackfoot visitor Saturday.
LaFayette Rich was in this city
Books on the war at the public
library In the city hall at Blackfoot.
C. C. Hayes of Idaho Falls was In
Blackfoot Thursday and purchased
twelve caskets from D. H. Biethan.
Fred Weber, who has been ill with
the influenza, is now somewhat im
D. H. Biethan returned home
Thursday, after spending a few days
In Arco attending to business.
Mr. and Mrs. P. R. Ganask of
Idaho Falls, were In this city Fri
Miss Kate Nelson returned to
Blackfoot, after spending thq< vaca
tion at her home in Rockford.
Get that set of dishes now. We
Miss Elsie Potter of Pocatello,
spent a few days the last of the week
in Blackfoot, the guest of Miss Flor
C. B. Moone and Messrs. Defen
baugh came here from Idaho Falls
Thursday and will spend more time
auditing the county books.
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Burrlston and
daughter, Lavera, motored to Black
foot Saturday, where they spent the
Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Thatcher of
* Logan, are spending some time in
Blackfoot. They are contemplating
making their home here.
have a good assortment.
DR. SIMMONS LEAVES
Dr. and Mrs. Simmons left Friday
for Pocatello, from there Dr. Sim
mons left for Fort Riley, Kan., where
he will be in the service.
Mrs. Simmons returned to Black
foot Saturday morning to remain
some time before joining her hus
"Here is the
WELCOME DINNER i
BELL- THAT 1
ALL FOLKS LOVE .
TO HEAR. SCLWCLL- 1
DON'T YOU LIKE TO
HEAR THE DINNER BELL
ringing when there's a choice
savory, full-flavored roast or
steak awaiting you? Or per
haps you're fond of a nice hick
chop? In an yevent you should
make this market your meat
CENTRAL MEAT MARKET
The Oualitv Shop
L. B: DORE & SONS
Miss Nell Crenshaw has fully re
covered from a few days' illness.
Ernest Hoffman of Moore, Idaho
was a business visitor here Friday.
Mrs. Emma Ashton made a busi
ness trip to Arco Saturday.
We have the late hits in sheet
music. Racket Store.
Mrs. W. B. Jacobs made a business
trip to Pocatello Saturday.
Orrln Pitkin and Preston Cherry
spent Saturday in Pocatello.
Mrs. E. E. Roundy returned to her
home in American Fork Friday, after
a month's visit nero with relatives.
Mrs. G. L. Reese went to Logan
Friday to viBit with relatives for an
indefinite time. .
Miss Clara Schofield resumed her
work at the Blackfoot Mercantile
Friday, after a week's illness.
Miss Delphia Montgomery has re
covered from a severe attack of the
Fred Hansen of Shelley spent the
week-end in Blackfoot' visiting with
Miss Milbury Pew resumed her
work at the Racket store Friday hav
ing fully recovered from her illness.
Bert Riggs of dlaho Falls spent
Thursday in Blackfot attending to
R. W. Adair was on the sick list
the last of the week, bat is doing
nicely at present.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Style of Firth
spent Thursday in Blackfoot visiting
with Mrs. Stjde s mother.
Word has been received that Mrs.
Guy Priest, who is in Bainebridge,
Ind., is ill with the influenza.
Mrs. H. V. Lowe of Aberdeen
spent Friday in Blackfoot visiting
C. F. Martluell of Pingree sold a
fine milch cow to Mr. Swope the lat
ter part of the week.
Sam Kirk and Jess Thompson of
Centerville spent Friday in Black
Mrs. L. C. Rockwood was on the
sick list a few days the last of the
Mrs. Carilone Warren went to. Po
catello Saturday to stay with her
daughter who is ill.
Mrs. F. W. Dice and son Frank of
Pocatello were Blackfoot business
Gordon Thompson has fully re
covered from a severe attack of the
The Misses Violet and Seretta
Green are spending a few weeks out
at their home In the country.
Mrs. Basil Rich of Pingree spent
Saturday in Blackfoot shopping and
visiting with friends.
Miss Meria Welse resumed her
duties at the Pearson grocery, after
being confined to her home with
Mrs. J. E. Hurst of Mackay was a
Blackfoot visitor over Friday, leav
ing Saturday for Ogden, where she
will undergo an operation.
W. B. Jacobs returned to Black
foot Wednesday to join his family.
He has been In Twin Falls during the
Mrs. Josephine Soulby returned to
her home in Blackfoot, after spend
ing a few days in Salt Lake visiting
with friends and relatives.
Arnold Crystal and Erwin Butcane
have accepted positions with the
Utah-Idaho Sugar company at Shel
Mrs. Nellie Castor and daughter
Josephine returned to their home ip
Blackfoot the last of the week, after
spending some time at Crystal, Ida.
Miss Nita Bingham, who is now
working in Pocatello, spent Sunday
visiting with her parents at Grove
Mrs. W. C. Sollenbergqr went to
Pocatello Friday to visit with her
daughter Mrs. Drolllnger, who is ill
at the present time.
Mr. Clifford arrived in Blackfoot
the last of the week from Moscow,
where he has been taking military
training. He was called home on ac
count of the Illness of his wife.'
Mr. and Mrs. Heber C. Walker and
family, who have been spending the
summer on a ranch near Arco, were
Saturday morning for Salt Lake,
where they will live.
Mrs. R. T. Drolllnger went to Fo
catello Friday, where she spent the
day visiting at the R. G. Drolllnger
Mrs. L. A. Grant returned to Aber
deen Friday, after an extended visit
In Oxford, Idaho with her grand
i. She visited friends here
Mrs. Harry Lane spent Thursday
in Blackfoot oU her return to Aber
deen, after a few days spent In Mon
tana attending the funeral of her
Mr. and Mrs. Kirk apd Mr. and
Mrs. Ray Kirk of Centerville mo
tored to Blackfoot Friday, where
they spent the day visiting with
friends and shopping.
I have purchased the Club Cafe
and removed it to DeKay's
. Cigar Store... Try it.
ROY S. DeKAY
The following is a very interesting
letter from Sam Mulville, who is in
the navy and at the present time is
at Key West in Florida:
Key West, Fla., Oct 28, 1918.
I was becoming sort of anxious
ceived any letters from - any one for
We just returned from a sruise
down to the Danish West Indies. This
is the isle we bought from the Danes.
They are very pretty all alone cut
there in the sea, and the sight of
them, after a few days on the sea
with its montonous expanse of gray
horizon, is very restful and pleasing
to one's jaded feelings.
The Danes have done a lot of good
work earlier in their first effort at
colonization, but they were to, far
away from the mother country to
prosper very well. The same condi
tion exists in the British possessions
they too are just merely possessions.
Very little effort has been made to
improve the native or increase his
ability to produce either in agricul
A few whites
own nearly everything worth while
The negro is more of an economic
slave here than in our country.
A good deal of the fine sponges
that are used thruout the world
come from around here. But the
negro dives for them, cleans them,
prepares them for market in fact
nearly everything, yet he don't
seem to have, but little, his existance
is just founded on how much the
white men feel li«ie throwing him.
All these islands down here want
to come in under Uncle Sam's wing
and no doubt it would be of benefit
to them. If we had them, not many
years would pass before the lot of
natives would be improved.
On the return we chased a Brit
ish tramp steamer for thirty-six
hours, until the old man manouvered
our ship so that the tramp had to
helave to, or go on the beach. It
seems that wireless warning had
been sent out to look out for a Ger
man submarine, masquerading as an
American gunboat, with false sup
erstructive covering her real idenity.
We raided the tramp hull about two
bells of the mid watch. The skip
per flashed the allied signal of recog
nition, but we received no answer
so he had all hands called to quarters
and we manned the battery and
stood by to await developments.
We laid on her course like a hand
on the trail, all that night and the
following day. About sundown we
were close enough to make out the
men about the decks. She flew the
British ensign, had no guns and ap
peared to manned by negroes. About
an hour later the old man had her
between him and the beach. It was
either .leave to" or go on the beach,
so he heaved to.
We lowered a boat and went over.
She was good Britian all right, out
of Manzanillo with sugar. All the
crew were greasy Hindoos, as
crummy a gan as I ever hope to see.
The Cap. and a couple of Yank quart
ermasters were the only whites in
About six hours of Key West a
tropical hurricane hit us. Wind
howled thru the rigging like a de
mon, going over a hundred miles an
hour. It rained, but the pain was
salt, the gale swept the water
smooth now and then picking some
of it up and leaving it on the deck.
We lost all the scrub and wash
clothes on the cloths line, tore all the
lumber oft the deck house and made
everybody hang on to keep from go
ing with it. I was on watch at the
time and I went forward to "pass
the word" to relieve the wheel and
lookouts, I opened my mouth to
speak, but that's as far as I got, that
gale just pushed every word back
down and I had a little effort in
closing my mouth.
When a fellow starts down the
deck and the wind turns him around
a few times, he then fully realizes
what nature can do with her forces
when she goes on a tare. We made
port without much trouble as the
sea was not heavy, the gale sort of
flattened it out. WFwere four hours
late at that in a two hour gale.
The old ship Is camoflaged up to
a million now and looks like an
African Zebra pulling a Barnum and
Bialy curcus wagon, but when she is
nearly hull down on the horizon and
the mirage gets in its work ,one can
not tell whether she is the ghost of
the Flying Dutchman or just a
Bahama Conch a flishing. At that
she's got nothing on these Cuban
Senioretas. The art of camoflage
has reached a high degree of excel
lence among them. At times so ar
tistic is their make-up that one can
not tell with any certainty whether
the object of his gaze is a Castillean
woman of high lineage or a dusky
daughter of Ham.
'• he Spaa.sn flu did not get me
altho I wished more^than once that
it had. Over two-thirds of the ship's
company went to a shore a sick boy
with it. We lost chief boatswain's
mate, a cox'an and a chief mechen
ist's mate. Nearly all are back now,
just a few of the worst ashore. For
over two weeks I was the only petty
officer left on board. There were
eight seamen left out of the two
divisions. We kept things going
pretty well, but it was Mulville this
and Mulville have this done, until
I felt like jumping over the side. I
am in pretty physical condition,
weigh 175 and very little fat. These
tropics are not any to good for a fel
low at the best, but I don't aim to
put my health out. I am a very poor
money saver, but when it comes to
taking care of my body I have great
efficiency. I pull starboard stroke in
the raceboat and we skipped away
from everybody in this fleet. Our
base ball team has won twenty games
out of twenty-three played. We may
play the Havana team before long.
Cubans play some good ball. I
never will get the foot ball bug out
of my system I guess.' Some of we
fellows get together some times and
talk high school atheletics until one
sure wishes he were back home and
there were no Germans to bust up
a peaceful detail.
There are some pretty line fellows
abroad this ship, but the ginks from
the naval reserve are mostly bums
and afraid to give everything to the
servicn. Now and then one will find
ture or commerce.
TURNING RATS TO ACCOUNT
Japanese Authorities Anticipate Sub
stantial Revenue From Leather
Made From Hides of Pests.
In the neighborhood of Aomori, Ja
pan, the hides of squirrels are tanned
and used as carpets, neckcloths and
for other purposes. This hds sug
gested to Doctor Hasegawa Kiyonari,
head of the Hasegawa hospital at
Osaka, who is a member of the Osaka
municipal assembly, the possibility of
turning to good account the hides of
the nuiyerous rats bought by the mu
nicipal authorities, In view of the
great advance In the price of hides
and leather. Doctor Hasegawa ap
proached the authorities with the pro
posal, which was favorably received.
They accordingly tanncJ the skins of
two rats and sought the opinion of
dealers as to whnt the leather would
sell for. The dealers estimated that
the skin of one rat was worth 20 sen
in its raw condition. The public health
authorities are now devising special
means of disinfecting and tanning raA,
It is estimated that a great sum
could have been obtained by tanning
the hides of one-third of the rpts
bought by the Osaka municipal au
thorities during the last twenty years
Put down a red mark to the senate's
credit for Introducing the word "polly
fox." Here we have pussyfooting with
characteristics more subtle even than
silence. If one pussyfoots, well and
good; he does not disturb, and It may
reasonably be argued that only those
engaged in evil doing or suffering from
nerves object to those who come upon
The pussyfooter may have no ob
jectionable purpose In pussyfooting.
He may even be amiably determined
not to distract one engaged In ponder
ing a painful problem, as whether 11
Is better to earn an income and be
taxed, or to escape both and play golf.
But, as we understand It, to pollyfox
Implies a sly purpose. An angel child
possessed of a chunk of Ice, with Its
lovely orbs fixed on the Inviting space
between Its papa's neck and collar,
will pollyfox even if it never heard ol
There Is much In the contemplation
of politics which makes to welcome
the verb "to pollyfox." — New York
Well, That's Different
While high-priced lawyers argued
wrathfully for their clients over the
ownership of a little white Eskimo dog
the animal In controversy was brought
Into court In a sack by a negro, dead.
Instantly the contestants changed
■Ides. This was at Atlanta.
"Give It to that woman there," ex
claimed Mrs. M. M. Brazell, who bad
sworn out a possessory warrant for a
Spitz dog before Judge L. Z. Rosser.
"No, give It to her, I want her to
have it," retorted Mrs. Anna Lee, who
was contesting the possessory war
The confused negro left the dog and
* Judge Rosser gave the dead dog to
A 72-Year-Old Messenger Boy.
Anbnrn, N. Y., has a seventy-two
year-old messenger boy. Although re
tired from active work, he decided he
could do some war service by taking
some young man's place with the tdo
"I have had some amusing experi
ences," he remarked recently. "I an
swered one call, and the man said:
'Are you from the Western Union?* I
replied that I was. 'Well,' he said, T
wanted a boy, not the president of the
company.' Therp was another call to
the St. Cloud and I went. The man
said: 'Are you a boy?' But before I
could answer another man remarked
facetiously, 'He was when you
U ■R Chsirirriart m!>d° a business
trin to Pocatello SatuiMav.
,A. S. Dlckensen made a business
trip to Pocatello the last of the week.
C. R. Leggett was a business vis
itor here from Salt Lake Thursday.
Christmas post cards and booklets.
The Misses Alice and Helen Chub
buck spent Saturday in Pocatello
visiting with friends.
a good one tho. I spent a good part
of my time every day at the densists
having my teeth over hauled. Jit's
pretty soft to get away from the ship
and much labor to go up to the molar
expert and have a nice rest.
I haven't had a letter from John
or Nod for some time, wrote them
telling them to show a little speed,
dash and accurancy and shoot me a
line now and then. That was a very
peacful letter you wrote.
From your son,
The following are various letters
received by Mrs. E. A. Burkman at
Firth, Idaho, from her son, Joel, who
Is over In France and at the present
time is In the hospital after being
engaged in the battle.
Somewhere In France,
Oct. 5, 1913.
Again some time has elapsed since
I wrote you, but have been busy
fighting Boches and to reciprocate
they took a whack at me ultimately
put me In the hospital. I am mtn'.s
my right Index finger and have half
a dozen punctures from a "hand gre
nade'' which they exploded right be
fore me. Am receiving the best of
care and am feeling fine considering.
Sincerely your .son,
JOEL A. BURKMAN.
Oct. 12, 1918.
Have been in the hospital over a
week now and am getting along fine.
The wounds in my legs, forehead and
BIG DRIVE STARTS TODAY
Chairman John G. Brown, of the united war
work campaign, desires to warn all people not to
expect war expenses to stop just because firing has
ceased, nor to expect that we can keep the boys
comfortable over there on less expense since the
enemy's guns are silenced.
Since "there is only one thing worse than a
great victory, and that is a great defeat," it follows
that the drive to raise money to keep up the morale
of our boys in the awful period of policing the
wreck of the world and relieving the distress of
starving and shivering millions, must be carried
thru on .schedule time and at high tide of generous
Other armies will be mustered out to go home
to their families from whom they have been sep
arated for years; but our men, fresh and vigerous
and representing the world's epitone of honor and
chivalry, will stay to feed the hungry, protect the
weak, clothe the shivering, comfort and cheer the
broken-hearted, and apply in practical application
the principle of the brotherhood of man.
AMERICA WILL THIS WEEK
furnish the funds to visualize that sacred saying
LIBERTY ENLIGHTENING THE WORLD"
and History for a Thousand Years
will hold no finer records than the story of how
America rose to the occasion at the close of this
war, making practical the golden rule, the Christian
principle and demonstrating true Democracy.
. "ONE FOR ALL AND ALL FOR EACH
HUNT FOR YOUR COMMITTEEMEN TO
DAY AND PAY YOUR SHARE FOR THE JOY
IT WILL GIVE YOU. ,
shoulder are healing very fast, but:
my finger will take longer to heal,
My hand Is all bandaged up and 1
find it some task to write.
I have received no mail from you
since I came to France, and would
of course be very agreeably surprised
were I to receive any letters. Guess
you will have to save that Thanks
giving turkey for Christmas if you
want us boys to eat with you. But
the way the Boches are running now
I shouldn't be surprised if something
will snap before them.
My address for the present Is Base
Hospital No. 26, A. P. O. 785, A. E.
F. I'expect I'll be there until I
can receive an answer from you.
We are having quite nice weather
here this fall. It is a little cool and
quite a bit of rain, but not at all
bad. We all hope It will continue
so that the drive may go on as long
Must close now, hoping this will
find all well and that I'll hear from
Sincerely your son,
JOEL A. BURKMAN.
Oct. 18, 1918.
Just got my clothes today and have
been out walking around a little, and
it sure feels good to be around again.
Am enclosing an address slip for
a Xmas package. Now I am quite
certain that I'll never go back to
my outfit again, so It Is very proble
matical just when I can or will re
any package you might send, how
ever, you can send one If you wish,
and someone will get it some time,
and the Lord knows it will be wel
come. Write to the same address
for it will be some time before I
It Is getting more rainy here right
along but of course we are very com
fortable in the hospital, but it must
be tough on the front lines. I sup
pose you are tired reading this scrlb
We the undersigned will sell at public sale jointly, on
At the E. M. Snider ranch one-fourth mil e ninth of the Osborn
following described property... Sale to begin at 11.00 o'clock sharp.
Gray mare 5 years old, weight 1600 (full blood percheron); gray
mare 12 years old; gray mare 6 years old; brown gelding 6 years old;
black gelding, 10 years old; sorrel gelding, 10 years old; brown gelding,
10 year old; bay Alley coming 2 £ea>B old; filly 2 years old; yearling colt;
2 spring mare colts.
Two milk cows; 1 two year old\heifer; 2 yearling heifers; 1 yearling
; 1 steer calf. \]
Two brood sows with pigs by side; 8 good shoats, weight about eighty
Wagon good as new, 2 old wagons, 2 sulky plows; new disc harrow;
walking plow; good three-horse fresno; 2 sets of work harness; good
TERMS: All sums of $10 cash. On all sums over $10, six months time will
be given. A good bankable note will be required.
FREE LUNCH AT NOON
(Bring your sugar)
E. M. SNIDER and BAXTER BROTHERS
--L. O. COLLINS, Gftetk.
E. M. KENNEDY, Auctioneer.
bling but the bandages on my hand
makes it very hard to drive the pen
cil at will. The people back there
will have to wait for letters from
me until I am better able to write.
Meanwhile, greet them and tell them
I'll tell them all about it as soon
we have finished this job over here,
so they won't lose anything by wait
Sincerely your son,
JOEL A. BURKMAN.
THREE LETTERS TO
Bouquets and brickbats are usually
received in the office of a newspaper
that shows enough life to accom
plish anything, and Saturday morn
ing the budget of some fifteen or
eighteen letters from Shelley con
taining subscription checks bore
three messages with more than or
dinary contrast and spice.
One man paid up and said to stop
the paper. He didn't want it. He
did not have any use for a uselesa
Another man wrote that he en
joyed the paper very much, and
prized it sufficiently to preserve and
hind them. He had missed a copy
or two and asked for the back num
bers so his file would be complete.
The third man in the list *of un
usual letters said he was glad to pay
up arrears and a year in advance, as
the paper had been satisfactory to
him and had saved him several times
the cost of the paper by not joining
the Nonpartisan league.
Other comments frequently made
that the writer wants his paper con
tinued because we do so much to aid
the farmer. Others stop their
papers because we are against the
farmer. Still others stop theirj be
cause we are against the Nonparti
san league, and some new orders
come in because we are against the
leaders of the league.
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