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The Idaho Republican. [volume] (Blackfoot, Idaho) 1904-1932, November 22, 1918, Image 3

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The following story of a campaign
circumstance at Blackfoot is going
the rounds of the press of Idaho.
Whoever wrote it up misunderstood
a few points in the circumstances,
but the general run of it is corr-ct,
and the incidents were not without
spice and sport. Here is the story
as it ran in the Idaho Statesman of
Got in Wrong Pew
They're telling this one on Dow
Dow, in the recent campaign, was
down in the southeast organizing
Jeppesen clubs.. This is the Jeppesen
who imagined for a time that he was
running for congress against Addison
T. Smith. Jeppesen was a Socialist
running on the Non-partisan-Demo
cratic ticket. His brand of politics
appealed powerfully to Dow Dunning.
Somebody in Idaho or Washing
ton, D. C., had commissioned Dunn
ing to organize Jeppesen clubs and
he worked hard at his job.
He Strikes Byrd Trego
In the course of his travels he
struck Blackfoot. He heard before
his arrival that the Non-partisans
had bought up a Blackfoot paper. His
luck threw him into the office of
Byrd Trego's paper and he assumed
this to be the organ of Townleyism.
Without loss of a minute's time he
backed Trego, the publisher, into a
corner and laid before him his plans
and hopes. He could accomplish his
object thru the leading Democrats
of the community, and would Trego
be kind enough to put him in touch
with the aforesaid P. D's.
Sure Trego would. He had spent
his life in the service of others. He
knew no higher pleasure than accom
modating a fellow mortal. He
thought it strange that his office,
the heart and center of last-ditch
Republicanism in Bingham county,
should be chosen for such a mission,
but he assumed that Dunning knew
what he was about ,and at once
started to make out a list of the P.
D's for his visitor.
Proves Himself a Sport
"Now," says Dunning; "I would
rather have you call them into your
office here. This is good enough for
me. There is plenty of room here
and I can transact my business with
them in short order anyhow."
All right. Trego decided to be a
dead game sport and he Immediately
notified the brethern and bid them
to the meeting.
But the prominent Democrats of
Blackfoot are not fools—only four or
five of them showed up at the ap
pointed time. The others knew there
was something radically wrong about
a Democratic gathering held in the
office of the Idaho eRpublican.
When it became certain that no
others would come Dunning in that
style of oratory that has made him
famous, began displaying his political
Then Came the Break
After telling who C. R. Jeppesen
was and what he represented, Dunn
ing said:
"Our main object is to defeat Ad
dison T. Smith. I won't say that he
hgs been absolutely disloyal; but I
will say that he has obstructed and
hampered the president in all his
war plans—"
"Stop right there!" shot in Trego,
who was in the background to put
out the lights and lock up after the
conference. "Stop right there. I
will not remain silent and listen to
such talk, and I will not permit the
use of my office for a meeting where
such talk is ufeed. Men who want to
question the loyalty of Addison T.
Smith must find some other place for
their meeting and I'll have to ask
you to leave my office.
The meeting broke up.
It seems that it was the Blackfoot
Optimist that hid been bought up
by the Non-partisan league and not
Byrd Trego's Republican at all.

The following poem was composed
during he Civil war and was in mem
ory of Colonel Elsworh.
Col. Elsworth was a cousin of Mrs.
M. F. Chute of Blackfoot, Route 4.
Mrc. Chute has two sons in the ser
vice at the present time.
The poem is sung to the tune of
Auld Lang Syne:
True i.nion men attention give!
I ll sing a soiemn lay,
In memory of a much loved one,
Slain in the month of May;
He was his father's only ■'on,
His mother's only joy,
1 hey ntep, they mourn tha 1 lie is
Young Ellsworth is no more.
Young Ellsworth is no more.
They weep, they mourn, that he is
Young Ellsworth is no more.
Along the broad Potomac shore,
His patriot band was camped,
In sight of that now sacred spot
Where lies our Washington.
To arms! to arms! my gallant boys,
We'll cross this noble stream,
Tear down that flag that floats so
And raise the Stars and Stripes.
And raise the Stars and Stripes.
Tear down that flag that floats so
And raise the Stars and Stripes.
He landed just beneath its folds,
And grasped his faithful sword,
Cut down the flag that cost his life,
And cast this land in gloom.
Young Brownell met his treacherous
And laid him cold in death;
He raised his loved one in his arms,
And bore him to his home.
And bore him to his home.
He raised his loved one in his arms,
And bore him to his home.
Cut off in all the prime of youth,
This noble Ellsworth fell,
Slain by a treacherous traitor's hand,
Hark! hear his funeral knell.
I die, I die, he nobly said,
But in a glorious cause,
In exercise of freedom's rights,
My country and her laws.
My country and her laws.
In exercise of freedom's rights,
My country and her laws.
Although he's dead, he speaks aloud,
True Union man, to thee;
Arise! Columbia's sons, arise!
In all your majesty.
Protect your country and her cause,
Come to the rescue, come.
We're bound to put all traitors down,
Arise! protect your homes.
Arise! protect your homes.
We're bound to put all traitors down,
Arise! protect your homes.
Our flag's insulted, friends are slain,
And must we quiet be?
No! no! we'll rally 'round the flag
Which leads to victory.
Our flag, the glorious Stars and
Forever must she wave,
Where true men live and die each
Their country for to save.
Their country for to save.
Where true men live and die each
Their country for to save.

During the negotiations to get an
armistice signed, while the guns
were silenced on a sector to let the
Hun delegates thru to France, a
telegram filed in Paris was for
warded to the United Press of New
York, that said as follows:
"Paris 20, Unipress, New York.
"Urgent armistice allies Germany
signed eleven smorning hostilities
ceased two Sedan taken smorning by
Americans Howard Simmins."
In another minute or two it had
been put on the U. P. wires and
flashed thruout the land and America
turned loose celebrating the end of
a war that was still in full swing,
but which ended on Monday follow
ing the celebration based on a mis
taken understanding of a telegram
partly written in code.

Our Writer in France
By Sgt. F. C. Kntnewsky
Saumur, Oct. 6 ,1918.
Dear Mrs. Trego:
I don't believe I ever felt more
contented in my life. I am,full to
the limit of my capacity of good
bread pudding. I am at home on my
bunk writing by oandle light. The
electrics over here are very shy.
They stay on just enough of the time
to be tantalizing—so we have a sup
ply of candles on hand always.
Candles cost 12 cents apiece. Prices
are very various here. I paid 75
cents for a tablet of white paper the
other day. Newspapers are 2 cents.
All day today, our first Sunday,
this barrack room has been the scene
of great argument and puzzled alter
cation over* a problem of artillery
fire that' was given us to hand in
Monday. Some of the men have not
had firing data before, and believe
me during this last week we have
been handed enough information in
big chunks to make one's head
swim. There is an enormous lot to
be learned before giving a single di
rection to a battery of artillery. Our
classes commence at seven In the
morning and close at 5.30, with in
tervals of id minutes, first a lecture,
then gun drill, then a class, then
some morse or physldal drill, then
equitation, and now and then a half
day out in the country doing practi
cal exercises in reconnaissance,
studying the terrain, locating points
of the map, drawing sketches. We're
busy all of the time and happy.
Evenings we must be in barracks,
studying or resting, by 8 o'clock. So
during the week our only liberty per
iods are at meal times, an hour and
a half or two hours, dinner and sup
Everybody is full of pep. They all
come here to learn all they can, and
the spirit of this whole big war col
lege is dig, dig, dig. Ordinary col
leg is by comparison a sort of kinder
garden, holiday period.
The main building here is the old
French cavalry academy, a huge pile
with two protruding wings, forming
a large court, where we stand roll
call formations morning and evening
and make the old sober walls re
sound with yelps that once were sim
ilar to the word "here."
And you should see us eat. Its
a shame too, in a land depending
upon imports for food. Bukour ap
petites have no conscience and seem
ingly no limits. The nation is ex
ceptional for an army institution.
We are a bit held back on bread, but
nothing else. The waitresses earn a
day's pay bringing us one meal I'd
I believe you'd eftjoy having a
bunch of these boys in for lunch. The
accent is softly southern to quite a
degree. They are here from Ala
bama, Mississippi and in fact from
every state. And some of your south
ern boys are having just as hard a
time with riding a horse and stlrups
as my friend of the next bunk here
from Chicago, a man of about seven
feet altitude, who is a stranger to
both horse and bicycle both of which
must be mastered.
The men who come here are cer
tainly on the job. They are always
studying and in classes if one's at
tention wanders but for a brief few
seconds something or other will be
lost. There is need for but little re
petition and the Instructors step right
along. It is an experience worth
having to see two or three hundred
men in a hall tensely absorbed in
hearing every word of some French
captain, upon an ordinary dry, dull
subject such as the efTect of atmos
phere upon the flight of various pro
In this school sick men will not
give up, but cling to their classes
until they are down. But we're for
the most part a very healthy bunch.
The war news obtruded itself into
our studious atmosphere today. It
appears that Austria wants to know
what President vv ilson can do for the
defeated central powers, citing his
announcements of the allies' aim last
January, isn't he grown to be a com
manding' world figure? I guess Col
George Harry Is forever cooked,
after his editorial assaults pf a
couple years ago.
After our first and hardest week
was over, last evening a large porpor
tion of Us went down town and filled
the cafes. There were all sorts of
military present: French majors
and an American captlan or two, lieu
tenants, many candidates ,or "aspir
ants" as the French call us, and a
few old historic Frenchmen. 0 yes,
and a few pretty girls, making eyes
at American captains. And we all
sipped our favorite wine or beer and
our minds unbended from the angu
lar course of artillery terms and
methods. We were completely at
our ease.
I had a letter from my brother
today. He is by this time thru with
his course at an engineering school.
I trust he is an officer. I an wond
ering where he is.
I have had to buy a lot of things
here that I left behind perforce on
leaving America, hair and shoe
brush soiled clothes bag etc.
Weil at any rate in a month I'll
know how the sailing is for me and
commence looking for financial back
ing, perhaps.
Now, I suppose the vines around
Sagehurst are turning to red, russet
and gold and frisky breezes tell
threatening tales of coming winter.
We here have been having a fine
share of sunshine. They keep most
of the rain up at the front, I think.
I am wondering if you wrote that
poem "Knit, knit, knit?"
Best good will to Sagehurst, to
Tinker and Susie both.
When your back is broke and your
eyes are blured,
And your shin bones knock and your
tongue is furred,
And your tonsils squeak and your
hair gets dry,
And your dogdone sure that you're
going to die,
But you're skeered you won't and
afraid you will.
Just drag to bed and have your chill,
And pray the Lord to see you thru,
For you've got the flu, boy,
You've got the flu.
When your toes curl up and your
belt goes flat,
And your twice as mean as a Thomas
And life is a long and dismal cruse,
And you'r food all taste like a hard
boiled hearse;
When your lattice aches and your
head's a-buzz,
And nothing is as it ever was,
Here are my sad regrets to you—
You've got the flu, boy,
You e got the flu.
It thins your blood and brays your
And fills your craw with moans and
| groans.
And sometimes maybe, you get well,
Some call It Flu—I call it Hell!
What is it like, this Spanish flu?
Ask me brother, for I've been
It is by Misery out of Despair;
It pulls your teeth and curls your

Chicago.—The Tribune sent the
following cablegram to General Per
shing on the day. the armistice was
"To Gen. John J. Pershing, Com
manding A. E. F., France:
"On behalf of millions of Ameri
cans, the Tribune congratulates you
upon the glorious part played by Am
erican forces crushing autocracy.
Chicago and entire nation celebrat
ing victory today. Bigger celebra
tion awaits home-coming of you and
your boys.
Dr. and Mrs. B. H. Hudson left
Tuesday morning for the east. Dr.
Hudson will go to Chicago, where
he will take a postgraduate course,
and Mrs. Hudson will go to Gouven
our, New York, where she will visit
with her parents.
They will return the fore part of

Miss LaVerne Marshall arrived in
Blackfot Tuesday morning from Salt
Miss Marshall was called home to
nurse her sister Mrs. Barton Lowder,
who is ill with the influenza.
She will also spend a few days
visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs.
George T. Marshall.

Miss Affle Fisher who has been
seriously ill with the influenza for
the past few weeks is now somewhat
Charles Hancock of Riverside died
Monday morning, after suffering
from injuries received in an auto
mobile accident Saturday evening.

Miss Aurora Harrington has ac
cepted a position at the -.rown-Hart
the week.
She began the first of
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Word has been received of the
safe arrival overseas of Joe E. Fresh.
He joined the army ip August, and
has been preparing for overseas
duty since that time.

Clifford Royce has been in Poca
tello for two weeks suffering from a
severe attack of. the influenza, but
is now on the high road to recovery.
His father W. B .Royce has been
in Pocatello looking after him.
They both returned home Sunday.

George Marshall returned to his
home in Blackfoot Sunday evening,
after spending some time in Florida
on a mission.
He has had the influenza and will
remain at home until he recovers.
Mrs. A. T. Springer and mother
in-law Mrs. C. S. Springer left Tues
day for Denver, where the latter will
spend the winter.
Mrs .A. T. Springer will probably
remain there for several weeks.
The Parson's Ditch company, a
corporation, principal place of busi
ness, Blackfoot .Idaho, R. 2:
Notice is hereby given that at a
meeting of the board of directors of
the above named company, held on
Monday the eighteenth day of No
vember, 1918, at the home of the
secretary, assessment of 20 cents per
share was levied on the capital stock
of this company, which is now due
and payable to Martha LaRocque,
at Blackfoot, Idaho, R. 2.
Any stock on which this assess
ment remains unpaid on Saturday,
the twenty-first day of December,
1918, will be delinquent, and will be
advertised for sale according to law.
, Secretary.
The Parson's Ditch company.
Dated November 18 ,1918. 19 -5f.

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, two
hind feet white, no brand visible.
Said animal will be sold at public
auction by he chief of police on the
thirteenth day of November, 1918
at 2 o'clock p. m. in front of the city
Dated at Blackfoot, Idaho, Nov.
13, 1918.
adv 18 tf.
Chief of Police.
Nine Hampshire Bucks, 2-year old
pure breds and 12 Shropshire bucks,
4iyear olds. These rams are fat and
in good condition.
Parley Price, Blackfoot, Route 3 ,
Phone 311J3.
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