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PLYMOUTH ROCK PULLETS. MRS. ,
Forrest Trego, Blackfoot, Route 4.
HEATING STOVES, ONE LARGE, !
one medium sized heater for sale
at the Republican office.
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
WANTED TO RENT
I WIANT TO RENT ABOUT 40
acres irrigated ' land. Crop or
cash rent suitable. A. Lang, R.2.
-_._ adv, 18-2p.
BUCKS FOR SALE
sixty-five Hampshire yearl
f for sale. H. C. C, Rich,
DUROC JERSEYS FOR SALE
,L Wa have a few choice Duroc Jer
sey hogB of both sexes old enough
L. SHELMAN & SONS.
: LOCAL NEWS ;
C. D. LaFevsr of Lost River, was
a-Blackfoot visitor Thursday.
Mrs. L. Meslin spent Wednesday
in Pocatello. *
A. McDonald of Pocatello was In
Life insurance. Beebe.
J. A. Woolfs of jdaho. Falls was &
business visitor h|fe Tuesday.
Mrs. R. Li KehMdy of Fort Hall,
was here Tftursdilft 'sho^pinfij: " ! '
Ralph Adair A./h. Ail
were business visitors J^a Aberdeen
Mr. Farrar of Shelley*, spent Thurs
day In Blackfoot attending to busi
ness matters. ■
Howard Simmins spent
Thursday ImPocatello; visiting with
Books^oBr ihe war
library in the city hall at Blackfoot.
at the public
ie jWfteht and father, J.
i spehi : ;.'jrtiur«lay in poca
fish globes and
moss at flfiR
cent went -to Logan Wednesday to
visit for a few days with relatives.
Mrs. Victor Bell and two little
children are visiting here with
friends for a few days.
Mrs. J. C. Thompson went to Salt
Lake Thursday,,where she will spend
a few days receiving medical atten
Bing In your spuds. We are pre
pared to handle them any time at
the highest market price.
Stone, phone 23, Clark Fuel & Ice
TO REGISTERED MEN
Eighteen year old men receiving
questionnares will fill them out and
- forward them to the local draft
borad, but men between the ages of
thlry-slx and forty-five will return
their questionnares In blank.
THE UNIVERSAL CAR •
Take good care of your Ford car.
expect it to,give you full Service unless you
give it some care and attention. Let us give
it regular treament occasionally. No "bogus"
parts or unworthy ma
etrials used in our shops,
- but genunie Ford ma
, Take terials and experienced
keep your Ford car ser
viceable for years if you give us the chance:
Our prices are mighty reasonable. We want
your trade. Why can't we have it ? We will
you better if han anybody else.
Only Three New Fords Left.
BILLS AUTO CO.
Miss Irene Butler of Taber was vis
aing here With friends Tuesday.
Get those extra dishes for Thanks
giving now. Racket store.
W. T. Graham of Pingree made a
business visit to Blackfoot the fore
;art of the week.
Ed Ravenor of'Moore was a busl
ness visitor here
Miss Maxie Branche spent Thurs
day in Pocatello, visiting with friends.
Mrs. Simmons of Cerro Grand
spent a few days here the fore part
of the week visiting with friends.
, M. O. Bishop left Wednesday
morning for Grand Island, Nebr. to
Xmas post cards, bookies, tags,
seals etc, at' the Racket store, adv
Miss Merriman was a Pocatello
Miss Leona Gertch Is reporting
for the Bingham County News.
Mrs. Ashton made a business trip
to Salt Lake City Wednesday .return
Miss Berthene Barlow returned to
Blackfoot Wednesday from St. An
thony, where she has spent the past
month visiting with her sister Mrs.
Mrs. J. M. Carr went to Sterling
Tuesday to visit with Miss Valine
Gutting. Her sister Mrs. Soulsby Is
taking her place at the Beachy shoe
Miss Zelma Simmons mho is now
at Idaho Ffells, spent Monday here
with her folks. '
Miss Suhqulst of Firth spent a
few days the first ot the week at the
A. S .Holt of Pocatello was a busi
ness visitor here M'dnday and Tues
Get the habit, come in and. I0«k
around. Racket store. adV.
T. G. Spencer of Ogden stopped
over in Blackfoot Tuesday and vis
ited with friends.
Claude Lamson was a business
visitor here from i.iackay the fore
part of the week.
The Berg brothers of Springfield
were in Blackfot Monday.
R. J. Stocking of Pingree was a
business visitor; here the fore part
of the, week.
Mr. Burgratt and the Misses Marie
and Angle Burgfaff came down from
Roberts thf» first of the week to ltye
Of enamel-ware, ,41^7
wata apd^aluihinum ware' see opr
Miss Ella Chapman, returned . &
her home in Logan, after spending
.the-; Jiti&iher hate with he; .8tStifflr£
Mr. and Mrs. James Smith and
family from BIsmark, N .D. have
been visiting at the Max Smith home
and left here Wednesday morning for
Nampa, Idaho .where they will make
Mrs. & S .Belton left Wednesday
moroing for Vancouver, Canada to
meet he; husband, who Was with the
Canadian army in France, but now
in the hospital at that place. .My.
and Mr*. Belton' expect to return to
Blackfoot, 'after the first of the year.
J .J, I'earheUer, auctioneer. Sat
isfaction guaranteed. Phone 33W
adv. 18 tf.
If you believe in receiving the
greatest amount of life insurance
protection for the smallest possible
outlay of money, and If you believe
that the highest life insurance ser
vice if rendered by a policy which
protects the family thru life and at
the time when the children are mar
ried, gone and living in homes, of
their own -and no' one but the old
father and mother left, the faCe of
the policy comes in in cash to ease
their declining years, you ought to
see Beebe. He believes that way too,
has $15,000 of it himself and has
nearly $50^,000 of it in force in this
'community. He also meets his policy
holders annually and tells 'em the
same story face to face, in a bunch
that he told them singly, and they
like it and he likes it and every one
FISHER HEARING POSTPONE!*
On account of the illness of the
county stenographer, Mrs. Maurine
White, the Fisher preliminary ex
amination was postponed until some
time next week,
will be made later.
Mrs. Harriet Maiben, who is at the
county hospital is suffering Intensely
with a broken leg.
About five weeks ago Mrs. Maiben
was cooking on one of the construc
tion cars for the railroad and fell
between two cars, breaking her leg.
She is sixty years of age.
BLACKFOOT WOMAN WINS
Mrs. M. E .Soth, a Blackfoot
housekeeper, who has at various
times written articles for the Repub
lican, which always carry a vital
message to housekeepers and citizens
has been successful in a contest that
she entered into in the summer. She
carried off third prize for sending in
some practical recipes containing
Borden's evaporated milk. She re
ceived a neat little sum in the form
of a check this week from the com
HIT BY AN AUTO
Tuesday evening while E. L.
Anderson was cranking his Ford
near the Pearson grocery store, he
was hit by a car driven by Mrs.
After an examination it was found
that Mr. Anderson'B limb bad been
broken in two places.
He was taken to Logan Wednes
day morning, where he will receive
INFANT BABY DIES
William, the seventeen months old
baby of Mr. .and Mrs. Leonard Quig
ley passed* away Monday morning
after 8 few days' illness with
Interment was made at the Grove
City cemetery Wednesday.
Mr. Quigley is. at one of the train
ing camps at Seattle, Wash, but Is
expected he will arrvie here the lat
ter part of the week.
STORES NO LONGER
CLo.,E AT 6 O'CLOCK
On account of tne subsidance of
the influenza epedimec locally, the
ruling for stores closing at 6 o'clock
was lifted today, Thursday.
This, however, does not apply to
the state order pertaining to public
gatherings, school and picture shows.
Continued from page one
considered the matter "f ignoring
the Blackfoot water works and drill
ing njSw wells and laying a new sys
tem; and hare decided against it for
thO following reasons: They might
drlil new .ty ells and not be so fortu
■),ate in securing ,an infallible supply
as ftfr. Johnson-^tos been, and the
town is iobam$Il to divide the busi
ness between'tvfo firms. There would
be an over-tapping of Service in some
places and if one firm took one side
of town an<f..th§> other - took the other
side- there Would not be enough to
make it profitable . for either one.
The Public Utilities Commission
would probably 'infuse to grant a
permit for, the eRy to establish a
plant unddh suCn conditions. The
Blackfoot Water works have a fran
chise, but it ie not an exclusive fran
chise, It-Ie the policy and duty of
the commission to protect invest
ments that are already made. There
fore they might deny the city the
permission of installing a water sys
tem to supply itself at a profit just
the same as they would probably
deny a new corporation from estab
lishing a system to come in compe
tition with tne municipal plant if
the city now owned then present
plant.. When the state accepts this
principle that Investments already
made are entitled to protection, the
water committee also accepts that
principle and ' ask s the people of
Blackfoot to accept it and to con
sider that the investment of sixty or
seventy thousand dollars already
made and furnishing a useful service
to the public is entitled to recogni
tion and protection. The town has
no right to make another investment
and destrop the other one already
made. Aside from that there is no
desire on the part of the water com
mittee to favor Mr. Johnson or to
'cause him any loss.
Will Not Make Taxes Higher,
The franchise of the Blackfoot
t water works expires in 1928 and if
the city buys the right and has ab
solute control of its own affairs in
making as much improvement as the
city may wish or as little as U may
wish. One water system is sufficient.
The present plant is sufficiently pro
fitable so It can be purchased by a
bond Issue and the revenue from the
system will pay the Interest on the
bonds and eventually pay off the
bonds. Therefore the taxpayers will
not be called upon to pay any addi
tional taxes by reason of the pur
chase, excepting the small expense
of conducting the bond election, that
expense amounting to possibly $500
which will be paid out of the current
Will Reduce the Taxes.
There will be an advantage to
the tax-payer In this:
present condition he is called upon
to pay his share of the monthly water
bills of the blackfoot Water com
pany to the city of Blackfoot amount
ing to over $260.00 per month for
the use of water for street sprink
ling, for drinking fountains and- fbf
what is known as the hydrant charge
of $2.00 per month for each fire
hydrant maintained in the city. The
tax payers at large pay this $250
per month or $3000 per year re
gardless of whether they ever' draw
any water from the hydrants or not.
The water committee believes that
under the new management the- city
will not have to charge itself $2.00
per month or any other amount, for
supplying water to hydrants al
ready installed. They will "feimply
stand as a part of the system and
when there is necessity to draw
water thru a hydrant to fight a fire
the pumps at the central station will
merely be speeded up faster until
the fire Is out. The street sprink
ling and the drinking fountains will
still use some water and there will
The Jorgensen Grocery has
absorbed THE IDAHO
MEAT MARKET and will
be open for business on
MON., NOVEMBER 18th
in the Hopkins Building, the meat market
having been built into the store. We have
purchased the business, buildings and
equipment of the Blackfoot Packing Com
and in starting off the new business
we offer unique and interesting specialties
all week, beginning Monday morning.
JORGENSEN & CO.
be no special charge for It, therefore
the tax payer will be relieved of his
share of this $3000 a year burden.
,ne tax payer who wishes to have
his taxes slightly reduced can secure
that result by voting for the bonds
next Tuesday. If the burden con
tinues to be a burden at all It will
be shifted to the shoulders of those
who buy water and pay their monthly
bills and it will not be felt by them
because tjie water rates will not be
any higher than they are at the pres
Make Finer Lawns.
There will bs more persons buying
water and In a short time the system
will be managed with a little less ex
pense and nobody will be able to lo
cate any additional expense to them
selves. The increased capacity of
the pumping powier will probably
add just a little to the cost of elec
tric current for pumping, and people
who use water for sprinkling will
probably have the privilege of using
more of it than they do under the
present management. People who
have been irrigating their yards with
the muddy water from the river and
complaining that the grass was al
ways covered with silt and was not
beautiful for that reason and was
easily killed out by the flooding pro
cess will probably be able to sprinkle
their lawns with-the clean iwater and
keep the grass the beautiful, natural
bright green color and not have the,
disadvantage of the fox-tail and dan-j 1°
delion killing out the sod. j
The present water system pays
taxes of various kinds, state, muni- c
cipal, income and school taxes. The
water committee advise that under
the new system the city will not tax
Itself for its water plant and It will
not have to pay an income tax. The
school district will not receive any
tax from the city water plant as it
now does and the state and county j
government will not receive any tax
from the water plant as it now does,
The slight loss to the state, county
and school treasuries will not lie
consldered a serious obstacle to the'
purchase. The whole tax paid
last year by the water works was
51,251.46, so it wlR be seen that the!
school district could not receive more
than a small part of that amount
and the loss would be hardly felt.
DISPOSING OF THE
(Continued from page four)
they would meet out to him if they
could have their way, we offer a
We would have made it a condi
tion of tha armistice hat he should
be delivered alive to General Foch,
iand that he be stripped of his uni
form and be given working clothes.
He should then be assigned to the
steering gear of a pick and shovel
and sentenced to serve for the rest
o this natural life rebuilding what
he had destroyed. He would be told
that if he could live a thousand years
yet,- he could not accomplish more
than a jot of what he owed the peo
ple of the devastated country. The
others to share his fate and follow
next after him as soon as possible
in line of assignments would be Hin
denburg, Ludendorf, Turpitz, Crown
Prince and his brothers, Mackensen,
Cappelle, Bernstorf, and the whole
line-up of officers, statesmen, spies,
and others constituting the militaris
tic body responsible for the war .and
would also be l>ut to work, but they
could secure furloughs and finally,
pardons, by winning certain credits
for good- behavloiN and evidences of
good character during years of ser
Blackfoot Is called upon to decide
a question next Tuesday that calls
for following in a good old groove
o fextravagance, or to break away
and do something that is not in ac
cordance with the traditions of the
town and the ways of its people. We
refer to the matter of buying the old
water system and. extending and im
It will be in accordance with the
traditions of the town and its peo
ple to buy the old.£ystem and patch
up or remodel It. We have formed
the habit of building things by
piecemeal or building so badly that
we have to keep remodeling. As
proof of this we refer to the fact
that nearly every home in the town
is remodeled within four or five years
after It Is built. Nelarly every busi
ness house is remodeled within a few
years, and most of them are worked
over in some way for each new ten
an. One of the best banks in toiwn
has been remodeled four times in
fourteen years and the bifllding is
being reconstructed in the second
stdi*y now. It is a sign of prosperity
.and It is also a sign of lack of well
defined plans at the beginning, that
result in waste.
Nearly all cf the streets and roads
that have been built at all have been
built ove: and over again. Practi
cally all f the team scales In lie
town have Men rebuilt from one tc
many times ir ten years. Most ot
the coal ' ins used by the dealers are
rebuilt everytwo or three years.
There is hardly a building erected
in town with a coal chute' that is not
broken or rebuilt within a year or
two. There are only two or three
stores in town that have not tried
having the office in from two to four
different places in tha store. The
city Hall was completed seven years
ago and has been added to or re
modeled in some respect every year
or two, so hat nothing remains the
same excepting the sides and roof,
The new school building was a
blunder as to its roofing and began
1° *®ak as soon as ft was finished,
j They built a coal bin but forgot to
arrange a suitable way to get the
c °al into ft ' an( f had f° destroy a
strip of lawn at storing time, and
finally tore out a lot of paving and
some front wall and made a coal
bln with a way to get coal into it.
The fairgrounds operated for fifteen
years and there was rebuilding or
moving of buildings or fences al
j raa ft every year,
The time has come_ for us to use
more Intelligence and forsight in
construction work. A halt has al
ready been called on temporary de
yices. We have laid some bitulithic
Paving that was the subject of much
careful investigation before work he
gan, and it will probably be lasting,
Anyhow, nobody has moved It or
remodeled it yet.
We are about to arrive at some
decision regarding a water system,
and this is the time to do some clear
thinking. If we want to revel in re
pairs, extensions, remodelings, re
building and an infinite amount of
i contention from year to year ah to
| what is best to do next, we can have
all of those things by buying the
plant that is now for sale. If we
are to create a new system, this is
the time to start investigation, and
follow up with clear thinking to see
how it must be built if we would
have it stay built and stay in ser
vice, after it is done. A water main
is of little account all the time the
Water is shut off for repairs or for
investigation to spe what is the mat
NO MORE FLOUR SUBSTITUTES
Eight-Twenty Rule Abandoned
George F. Gagon, local food ad
ministrator this morning received
the following telegram:
''Boise, Ida., Nov 13, 1918.
George F. Gagon',
Immediate abandonment of eight
twenty rule announced by Hoover.
While we may now advantageously
abandon use of substitutes in our
iwhpat bread because of availability
Australian and Indian wheat sup
plies we will still require economy
and elimination of waste in Its con
I have taken Into my possession
and impounded Ithe following de
scribed loose stock running at large
within the corporate limits of the
City of Blackfoot to wit:
One bay horse, ten years old, tiwo
hind feet white, no brand visible..
Said animal will be«wold at public
auction by he chief of police on the
thirteenth day of November, 1918
at 2 o'clock p. m. In front ot the city
Dated at Blackfoot, Idaho, Nov.
adv 18 tf.
Chief of Police.
Have You a
the month of
If so register the date at our
store. You stand an. equal
chance with all others who
register, of winning the
RING which can be seen in
our window now. If the
date of your birthday cor
responds with the date en
graved on the ring the gift
will be yours. In the event
that birthdays are registered
in duplicate names will be
drawn by some uninter
This November gift is
one you will always treasure
and there is absolutely no
expense on your part.
SOLVE THE PRO
BLEM FOR XMAS
With photographs you can
please all our friends, and
give a truly individual pre
sent, one that represents
YOUR personality and not
somqttyng that any, other
acquaintance might give.
„ MARKET REPORT $
f ♦ 1 ♦ ! + + » l -4 1 ♦ i W »H 9 »W ♦• n t
Free Silver Hour, per cwt...... 5.60
Yellowstone Special ..
Chickens, dressed .
Spring chickens, dressed ....
Soft wheat .
2.20 to 2.30
W ALWAYS BC
y Complete -
V OUR. MEAT \
4 * .5
MOST Pi. PLE DO NOT
THINK THAT A MEAL
is complete unless the proper
meat is served, and we heartily
agree with them. If you want
to purchase meats whose ten
derness and flavor quality ap
peal to a connoisseur you Should
visit this shop at once and make
CENTRAL MEAT MARKET
The Oualkv Shop
L. 3: DORE.& SONS
I have purchased the Club Cafe
and removed it to DeKay's
Cigar Store... Try it. *
ROY S. DeKAY
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