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®he D&aho ^Republican
OFFICIAL PAPER OF CITY AND COUNTY
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Vol. XV. No. 20
$3 a Year
BLACKFOOT, BINGHAM COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY NOVEMBER 29, 1918
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MEN STRIKE AT
SUGAR FACTORY
SHORTER HOURS AND HIGHER
PAY DEMANDED BY EMPLOY.
EES—PLANNING TO PUT ON A
THIRD SHIFT. '
Employees at the Blackfoot sugar
factory presented a petition on Mon
day asking that the working hours
be reduced from twelve hours to
eight and that the rate of pay be in
creased from the existing prices of
from 3"# cent to 38 cents per hour to
a flat rate of 60 cents per hour.
A petition bearing the signature
of eight employees was presented to
the management on Monday evening
and the young fellow who presented
the petition was promptly discharged.
On the following morning at 6.50,
v when it was tome to change shifts,
a demand was made to have the
terms of the petition put into effect
and we are informed that the man
agement offered to increase the pay
of employees 50 cents per day each,
but aside from that to have the
working condition and rate of pay
stand as heretofore.
The management later concluded
to grant the eight hour shift just as
soon as the necessary amount of men
could be secured to make up a third
shift.

War Summary
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Allies get after war criminal.
British crown law officers co-operat
ing with .the French to extradite ex
kaiser.
The great hulk of German soldiers
reject Bolshevism.
U. S. troops to embark every day.
British will aid in bringing home
40,000 Yank soldiers. Seventy-sixth
division arrives at French port and
is now sailing for U. S.
Units to remain in England are
few of the medical men and staffs
at rest camps.
Steamers are leaving England for
the United States every day in this
week. When the Mauretania sailed
on November 25 it carried between
five and six thousand from the fly
ing corps.
Turkey regrets entering war.
President Wilson expects to re
turn to America six weeks after he
sails.
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Mr. Stutznegger left Bingham
county with the first draft contingent.
Hte home was between Kimbali dU
trict and Presto.
Fu ^ her Particulars were unob
tainable at this writing.
Overseas patients fire expected by
December 15 at Fort Douglas.

KIMBALL BOY
KILLED IN FRANCE
Hyrum Stutznegger was killed in
France September 28,
member of a machine gun corps and
met death the third day that he had
seen service at the front.
He was a
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OBITUARY
Mabel Phelps Gpff was born June
8, .1889 at Morrison, Colo,
family moved to Denver in 1900,
after the death of the father T.
Phelps.
Collins, Colo., where they lived until
191,2.
She was married February 18,
1912 to Fredrick William Goff of
Blackfoot, Idaho; The only child
was born October 18, 1914.
Mrs. Goff was a member of the
Royal Neighbors in which she held
the office of marshall and was also
an active member of the Eastern
Star lodge.
She was taken ill Thursday night,
Nov. 21, with Influenza, which rapidly
developed Into pneumonia and she
passed away Monday morning, Nov.
25, at the famil yhome on 386 South
Shilling avenue. She was twenty
nine years of age.
Those left to mourn the loss of a
loving wife and mother, are her hus
band Fredrick Goff, her mother and
brother Leo Phelps, who is residing
at 346 South Shilling are, a brother
Thomas, who is serving with the
36l8t infantry in France and a
younger sister Beulah' Shortes at
Portland, Ore.
The community extend their heart
felt sympathy to the bereaved family
and relatives.
The
Later they moved to Ft.
RETAINS WEALTH.
Wilhelm Hohenzollern, dethroned
and in exile, will not suffer through
lack of ready cash, no matter how
long he may live, for a great con
signment of money has been sent
to him. in Holland. According to the
story of a correspondent, the ship
ment consisted of 200 sacks, each
containing rather more than a hun
dredweight of German gold, silver
and coin. Where It came from Is
unknown ,but It Is supposed the for
mer war lord had the money con
cealed In Germany, as well as large
deposits in the banks of neutral
countries. The German people may
have come out of the War In des
perate straits, and many of them
may die of starvation, but their for
mer Imperial master will revel in
luxury while they are suffering the
pangs of hunger. And yet the last
of the Hohenzollerns expects to be
recalled to power by these miserable
human beings.—Salt Lake Tribune.
SKATING PARTY
Misses Doris Dunn ,Aline Younle,
Loa Martin, Florence Early and
Messers Dorsey Stephens, Merll Boyle
Forrest Kennedy adn Charles Hen
drle enjoyed an evening skating at
the Snake river Tuesday evening.
Membership Drive
For Farm Bureau
REMARKABLE RESULTS HAVE
BEEN ACCOMPLISHED BY THE
WOi^. v/P BINGHAM COUNTY
PAR... BUREAU. ..DECEMBER
DR1YE fOR ... JRE MEMBERS.
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The first week in December will
vAtnesfi a new kind of drive in this
county. The Bingham county farm
bureau is making a drive for a big
membership and .s entitled to
hearty response which it will un
doubtedly receive. . Farm bureau
work is one of the effective means of
helping everybody that depends upon
agriculture directly or indirectly and
that applies to most of the people of
this county. It is our understanding
that everybody is eligible to member
ship: that the price is $1.00 per year
and there are no assessments or any
money demands on the membership.
The purpose of the Bureau
The main purpose is to have a
working organization with a head to
plan things and bring about unity of
effort for greater production and to
prevent losses. 1 'his work is con
ducted by the superintendent knoWn
as the county agent and upon him
devolves the task of furnishing the
plans and of getting the farmers and
stockmen to follow the plans. The
main objects of the organization are
to establish a unuorm system of
treating seeds of all kind to eliminate
disease, for treating stock to prevent
various diseases, for destroying ro
dents before they destroy the crops
and for organizing the efforts of the
farmers and the bbys and girls In
ways that secure the greatest pro
duction.
Treble the Membership
' The Bingham county farm bureau
had a membership of about 800 dur
ing the year of 1918 and it is pos
sible to treble that for the year 1919.
This is one of the organizations, that
has nothing whatever to do with pol
itics or religion and makes no dis
tinction as to the business relations
of its members. It is a very demo
cratic Institution in the broad sense
of democracy for its operations con
template putting into practice that
slogan "One for all and all for each."
It took a good w^iile for Bingham
county to get sufficiently interested
to establish a farm bureau and now
that it has operated for two seasons
with good effect people should not
hesitate to give it their support, es
pecially when the cost is only $1.00
for the financial part. Supporting Its
activities constitute our co-operating
wi, the county agent, the farmers
and the stockmen who are working
to secure better results and to do
more effective farming. This, brings
its own reward to each person Who
takes part in the work.
Hbw the Bureau was Established
Farm bureaus are established un
der <the direction of state and federal
governments in connection with
* ounty government, the different
branches of government, unite in
paying the salary of the county agent.
lhe U 8 e f u i Be ss of farm bureaus was
first brought to the attention of the
people of this county in the year
1914 by some articles published in
the press and by the distribution of
pamphlets issued by the federal gov
ernment and sent to some of the
leading farmers and stockmen. Dur
ing the early part of the year 1915
a united effort was made by several
of thp prominent farmers of the
county, working thru the pamphlets
and the newspapers, to. show people
the plan of establishing a farm
bureau and the importance of hav
ing one In the county. This work
was pushed by A. J. Snyder, H. K.
Wiley, D. A. Wiltamuth, G. A. Line,
Col M. A .Fugate and a number of
other men In the county assisted by
the publication of many articles in
The Idaho Republican and an effort
was made to get the bureau estab
lished in 1915, but the effort failed.
During the year 1916 The Idaho Re
publican undertook to do as much
of thefarm bureau work as It could
thru the newspaper by the publica
tion of articles every we^k on fam
subjects, and by the personal Inves
tigation conducted thruout the sea
son by the editor.
Local Bureau Established in 1917
*In the spring of 1917 there was
a renewed Interest in the work of
establishing a farm bureau and the
board of commissioners acted upon
the request of a number of farmers
of this. locality and employed a
county agent. A small gathering of
farmers organized the farm bureau
and the work commenced according
to the plans laid down by the gov
ernment. The work has had a
steady growth ever since and now
that people have seen the value of
the work and have had some lessons
on what'has been accomplished they
will come out by a popular drive and
there should be no difficulty in rais
ing the membership to about two or
three thousand by the middle of De
cember.
adv. 20-2
VISITING MERE
Miss Norma Parkinson arrived
In Blackfoot the first of the week,
and will spend a few days visiting
with her parents Mr. and Mrs. F
N. Parkinson.
Miss Parkinson has been attend
ing school at the University of Utah
for the past two years. She will re
sume her work as soon as school
epens.

HORSES LOST—REWARD
One black gelding, strip in face,
branded R O on right thigh, coming
2 years old, reward of $10.00; 1
buckskin filly branded E N S on right
shoulder, reward $5.00; 1 sucking
colt, strip in face, no brand, reward
$6.00. E. H. Seaman, Shelley, Route
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TE DEUM LAUDAMUS
HANKS and praise to Al
T mighty God, who of His great
mercy has shown salvation to
this Republic and to all nations!
Thanks and praise to Belgium,
the hero nation, who at cost of her
oWh martyrdom stood steadfast at
Liege!
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Thanks and praise to France,
who for four long, weary years
dammed back the tide of Hunnish barbarism with a rampart of
the bodies of her glorious sons!

Thanks and praise to Britain, who made at Ypres a new
Thermopylae, and who for four long weary years made all
earth's seas a greater Marathon!
Thanks and praise to Italy the renascent, to Japan tlie newly
risen, to Serbia, to Portugal and Greece, to Brazil and. Cuba,
blazing the way of Latin-Americ a into the council chamber of the
world, and to every nation, great or small, that stood for free
dom.
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Thanks and praise to the peoples who were not yet free na
tions, Poles, Czechs, Slavs, Jews, and who not else, who from
their bondage struck with fettered hands brave blows for free
dom and humanity!
Thanks and praise to the sons and.daughters of this Republic,
who gave their all fo guard its rights and freedom, and to aid all
neighbor nations to win a like estate!
Thanks and prdise and everlasting glory to Almighty GdH,
who of His infinite mercy, hath brought salvation to thfr Re
public and to all nations of mankind!
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-Harvey's War Weekly.
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DEATH OF PERCY H.
MATHERS AT MONT ROSE, fcOL.
At 1.30 Tuesday morning, Nov. 19,
Percy H. yMathers, after a brave
struggle for his life, battling against
the ravanges of pneumonia, breathed
his last, the end coming quietly and
peacefully at the Montrose hospital,
where he had been receiving treat
ment since his return home on Sat
urday from Greybull, ,Wyo„ where
he went a' fortnight ago to take
charge of a store. He had* just as
sumed his new duties when stricken
with the fatal disease, and he im
mediately -started home, his condi
tion of course glowing much worse
as tie pursued his journey alone.
When he reached the city Saturday
he was in a very grave' condition and
it was feared then he could not sur
vive. He was met at Cerro Summit
by his brother-in-law, H. H. Heath,
afad on his arrival here was taken at
once to the Montrose hospital.
Everything that human hands and
skill could do, was done for the suf
ferer, but all to no avail ,and he
passed to his reward shortly after
midnight.
They resided In Canada for a while
and then moved to Blackfoot, Idaho.
A few weeks ago they returned to
Montrose and have been guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Heath. Mr. Mathers
leaving for his new location just a
short time ago. His wife expected
to join him as soon as he was nicely
settled. His sudden illness brought
a most unexpected and sad ending
to their happy dream of their home
In Greybull, prospects of which were
very bright for their prosperity^ and
happiness. Mr. Mathers Is the only
son of Mrs. J. S. Kimball of Great
Falls, Mont., who arrived Tuesday,
called here on account of her son's
illness, but she arrived \po late to
see him alive. Both Mrs. Mathers
and Mrs. Kimball are broken-hearted
in their sorrow and are almost in«
consolable.
the heartfelt sympathy of the entire
community.
Deceased was an exemplary young
man, well fitted for life work. He
was very devoted to his wife and
home, and was a good friends to
everyone. •
Chester Cheaney of Pocatello has
accepted a position as mechanic at
the Bills Garage.
George Johnson of Ogden is the
new foreman at the garage. CharlesI
Kingston of Ogden has also accepted
a position.
To them is extended

LETTERS BY THE MIL
LIONS FOR FOLKS AT HOME
NEW YORK, Nov. 26.-—The great
est shipment of mall from American
soldiers in France ever received, no
less than 4,500,000 letters came in
yesterday on >he French liner Roch
anbeau.
'luese letters to the folks back
home are going out today to >all parts
of the United States on every mail
train.
NEW MECHANICS AT BILLS.
HOW EUROPEANS WILL BE FED
WASHINGTON!-—Foodstuffs are
being rushed across the ocean in lin
ers set aside for that purpose. 'These
vessels will gather at certain points
in Europe and will be diverted to
distribution points so .that any ap
proach of famine can be prevented.
The distribution points will be desig
nated by Herbert C. Hoover, federal
food administrator, on hie arrival in
London the latter part of this week.
A good part of the food that has
been sent abroad will go into Holland
and Scandinavian countries. Into re
claimed Serbia and Bulgaria and to
Switzerland. Austria-Hungary will
get some of It. But it is not be
lieved that there will be any imme
diate need of sending large quanti
ties of supplies lntb Germany despite
the strenuous appeals of the pre
sent German government.
Some things will be made available
In Germany, of course, such as oils
and fats. But there Is plenty of
grain In resfifve If distributed Im
mediately to hold the country uhtll
the big German steamers now In
terned at Hamburg and other ports
can be sent either to the United
States or Argentina for wheat and
other cereals.
England's shortage of foodstuffs
and the like will be made up by
Australia. Already a large number
of British merchantmen that had
been used as troop transports have
teen converted into frleght carriers
and some of them are on their way
from Australian ports destined to
Liverpool wltk their holds crammed
with grain.
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VIENNA FACING FAMINE WINTER
VIENNA.—Difficulties attending
the process of returnnig to a peace
footing after a great war are Illus
trated here. Munition factories
have been shut down, throwing- out
of work hundreds of thousands of
men and women, who have little
prospect of obtaining employment
because of the lack of coal. Cold
weather has already begun, and snow
has fallen In Vienna. *
^Vhile the streets of the city are
bright and the theatres and opera
are open, well dressed people are
walking or using street cars, as cab
men demand from $2 to $3 a ride,
This Is all on the surface. There is
untold misery in the poorer quarters
with a constant cry ' for bread, or
which thfere is provided half a loaf
a week for each person. Prices here
are probably the highest to be found
In Europe, and seem fantastic. The
price of a shirtwaist Is $100, stock
ings cost $5, and a suit of clothes
$150. The profiteers are also hit,
the industry of weaving paper Into
material for the manufacture of
men's and women's clothing having
virtually collapsed. This material
which once sold for $6'a yard, is
now being dumped on the market
at any price.
Offer to Trade Food for Bohemia.
Vienna Is making desperate efforts
to get food and coal, which the
czecho-Slovaks are said to have of
ADKINSON TAKES
PLACE OF REED
N. D. Adkinson,. professor of chem
istry and dean of men, has been ap
pointed by Dr. E. A. Bryan, commis
sioner of education, to act as presi
dent of the Pocatello Technical In
stitute until the state board of edu*
cation can fill the vacancy caused by
the sudden death Thursday of Miles
F. Reed, president of the institution
for the last il years it was an
nounced Monday. • Prof. A. B. Goff
of the institute faculty Was appointed
chairman of the executive committee,
which will meet frequently to de
termine policies and pains to be fol
lowed until a president is selected.
President Reed's successor will
probably not be chosen by the state
board of education' at the next meet
ing, which Is set for December 5, as
no arrangements can be made by that
time to consider the matter as fully
as the occasion demands, it was
stated.
There is little likelihood that the
next president will come from the In
stitute faculty, and arrangements
may be made to bring an educaWr
from some institution outside the
state, It is understood.
Doctor Bryan returned Sunaay
from Pocatello, where he attended
the funeral of President Reed.—
Statesman.

DEATH OF LARS PETER NELSON
Lars Peter Nelson ,age eighteen
years, son of Mrs. L. P. Nelson, died
Monday afternoon, after suffering
with influenza.
Funeral services were held Tues
day afternoon, and -interment was
made in the Grove City cemetery.
He leaves a mother, two sisters
and four brothers to mourn his loss.
fared provided they are gisnted the
western strip of old Bohemia, ad
joining old Bavaria. It is also
stated that propositions have been
made by American packing compan
les. but cable communication Is very
slow and uncertain. There is need
for the business people here to re
sume their former vocations, but
this at present is Impossible,
It is propfised to ask President
Wilson for help In carrying out the
work of adjusting th? country to its
new life.
Food Abandoned in Italian Retreat,
in the retreat from Italy millions
of dollars worth of war material
that might have been saved were left
behind, 9 as were > foodstuffs sorely
needed at home. On his way to
jVlenna the correspondent everywhere
saw burned storehouses which had
contained large quantities of food
stuffs and machine guns, revolvers
and clothing which had been dei
troyed. In the hurrl9d withdrawal
the rolling Btock of the railways was
damaged. The first-class cars were
badly wrecked when the qpldiers
scrambled Into them pellmell.
In Vienna it is believed there are
nearly a million Austro-Hungarian
soldiers in Italy, and the absence of
so many men i3 felt by their families.
PERSHING CUTS >
ARMY EXPENSES
Arranges for Prompt Redaction of
Purchase Supply System.
PARIS, Nov., 20.—General Persh
ing issued orders after the signing
of the armistice with Germany for
the prompt reduction of the extensive
system for purchasing supplies for
the United States army in Europe
and for the speedy transition to
peace basis. Acting on thlB order,
military authorities have given notloe
of cancellation of contracts so far eg
possible with a view to tracts EAO
possible with a view to diminishing
rapidly the inflowing stock of sup
plies required for an army of 2,000,
000 men. An officer who has had
much to do with this branch of the
service sums up the situation as fol
lows:
"The American expeditionary force
on November xl was traveling at full
speed ahead and was at the height of
Its. supply activity. To reverse this
tremendous business machine is the
task upon which it now is engaged
and the efficiency of its business or
ganization Is being m&hifested in its
quick accomodiation to entirely
changed circumstances.
"When the African forces first be
gan coming to France there was
great scarcity of ocean tonnage. It
was impossible for many months to
ship more than 800,000 or 400,000
tons of supplies to the forces, not
withstanding the great necessity for
engineering and general construction
equipment. Search for material in
Europe, therefore, had to be con
ducted with the greatest possible
energy over a wide field.
"The American army established
agencies in all allied and neutral
countries under a general purchas
ing agent.
''More than ten million tons pf ma
terial for the expeditionary foroes
was secured on this side of the ocean.
To have transported this material
from America would have taken 300
ships of 5000 tons Capacity about 480
days, or sixteen months.
"Apart from food supplies, the
army has secured the bulk of its ma
terial from Europe. Notwithstand
ing the great emergency under which
it operated, the American army en
deavored, to subject itself to all the
checks and balances of a nominal busi
ness organization which were pos
sible under the ciroumstances."

JEWS, ARE SLAUGHTERED.
Massacres Continue In Galicia; CM
Ian Filled With Bodies.
NEW YORK.—Reports of whole
sale slaughter in Pogroms against
Jews at Brzesko, Galicia, whore c»l
lera ase reported filled with bodies
and many Jews attempting flight
h,.ve been shot down in tlie streets,
were received fron Copennagen
Monday by the Zionist organization
of America.
At Przemysl. tfte report aided, the
Polish legion looted all cwlsii shops
ar.d homes dis.v uicd Jewish militia,
in\hded synagogues and sullied the
sacred scrolls of the law.
Adolph Boehm, member of the
Jewish national council at Vienna,
•wired the organization that Bohemia
Is "mercilessly deporting" refuges
of Galicia who sought refuge in that
country.

POCATELLO MAN
AGAIN PROMOTED
_ eutenant Drew Standrod, in
structor In. the Polytechnic institute
at Blackburg. Va., has been pro
moted to captain, according to a lat
ter received by his father D. W.
StandrOd of Pocatello.
Captain Standrod is just recover
ing from a severe attack fit the In
fluenza. His condition was so danger
ous that hid mother was called to hie
bedside In Virginia.

MRS. IRVIN RETURNS
A couple of months ago Mrs. Ir
vin thought she would spend the win
ter with her sin in Denver, so to that
place she Journeyed, however, the
lure of our wonderful winter sun
sets brought her back last Sunday.
She yill again Bpend the winter
with her daughter Mrs. Spalding of
Judicial street.
Mrs. Irvin Is nearing the eightieth
mile stone and travels alone.

Dr. Charles Mackle Is ill at the
present writing.
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FERRIS SALE AGAIN POSTPONED
On account of death, the R. B.
Ferris sale advertised for November
26 has again been postponed and will
be held at 10.30, Thursday, Dec. 6.
Remember the dat and be there.
. YOUR EYES
Might be perfect as far as good
sight is concerned, and yet be
-the cause of far reaching ner
vous troubles In your system.
If you suffer with beadaches,
stomach sensitiveness, dizziness
of fainting spells or nervous
ness It would be advisable to
have them examined by a
specialist for best results.
See ..Dr. ..Scarbrough ..at ..the
Eccles Hotel.
Tuesday,
December 3
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