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Vol. XV. No. 21
Want Pay Increased to Equal That of Men; Grad
ually Qoing Back to Work. Idle Days Made
Use of by Renovating Equipment
If labor strikes are really indica
tive of metropolitan characteristics,
Blackfoot 1 b rapidly advancing to the
fore. As a sequel to the demand
for shorter hours and greater per
hour pay successfully made by the
men at the local sugar factory last
week a strike of the gradually slump
ing fervof has' been waged at the
name institution for the past few
days in an effort to secure better
wages for the boy employers.
It appears that, following the in
auguration of the eight-hour day
with cents per hour for the men,
the hoys during the latter part of last
week demanded an increase to bring
their per-hour pay virtually to that
of the men. The management
promptly rejected the demand, but
with an additional statement that
they would pay the hoys 30 and 35
cents per hour.
After a consultation the boys
stated they had decided upon 40
Sergt. John M Bradley
Writes of Heroic Deeds
. of Boys From North
western States; Want
to do Good Job.
Sergt, John M. Bradley, formerly
a newspaper man of Boise and south
ern Idaho, now with the U. S. field
artillery in France, in writing to
Boise friends under date of Optober
26, has a few interesting items of re
count of the life experienced in his
department. Apparently Sergeant
Bradley had no idea at that time
peace was so near. His letter, that
reached Boise Saturday, reads as
"We are getting on quite well over
here, thank you; making a regular
' name fpr ourselevs and just now
fondly dreaming that maybe we will
get back to the S. O. S. after a while
for a rest. You know this war game
operates so that the real burdens are
not quite equally distributed and the
men jvho make up the gun crews
have a 'helluva' hard time of it
whether firing or off duty. Always
(they must be constantly on the alert
for incoming shells and gas;
knows when either is coming.
.For hours it may be quite as a May
morning and then without a second's
warning they come tearing over. Or
they may be going far over or to the
right or left of you, but just the same
when a gun crew stands by, houfr
after hour of an eight-hour shift and
hears and sees the big ones com
ing along and maybe lighting into
<r the infantry lying by or passing and
sometimes knocking out a bunch, it
becomes terrifically nervwracking.
Old Regiment Thing of Past
"Our own old regiment is so split
up that it has no chance of getting
mentioned as a state like some of
the infantry are doing, but let me
tell you that we have been cited by
these French commanders, to whom
wa were attached for a while for lis
tinguished service. Our batteries
have all acquited themselves in fine
that three of our batteries are from
Washington, and let me say, that
when the story comes to be told of
certain big offensivies; the entire
northwest will be thrilled with the
story of the part played there by the
sons of Idaho, Oregon, Washington,
Colorado and Montana.
"Today is a beautiful sunny day,
and my pal, the supply sergeant, is
on the bum—had a corking sty on
his eye; I myself am tired, head
tired, and want to recreate so pretty
soon we are going to sneak away and
what we can see over beyond the
next hill. I bet a coon skin It's Just
another hill. Come along. ILnes
are so tight now that there Is very
little one can say. But we can al
ways say that we are hitting the ball
in grand shape and making hay
- while the sun shines, and I think the
papers are keeping you pretty well
informed. One thing you can bank
on—the volunteers of this man's
army are behind President Wilson's
note to a man. There can be but one
answer, one finish, and we are ready
to stay here for that finish If it
takes us another year. We have seen
too much to want it to be any other
You understand of course
Praise for Hospital Corps
"Cliff Windsor is working in the
regimental dentist shop and doing
very well indeed. Our hospital corps
has made good when it came to the
show down and we are really quite
proud of our pill shooters and let
me tell you they have not always hhd
a soft snap of it either. When a man
goes down in the field it is up to
them to go out and get himf and,
well—they go out and get him, and
that's all there is to it.
cents per hour aB the minimum wage
at which their services might be pro
cured. The management reiterated
their previous statement—and then
The men an
nounced that they were with the boys
in the fight, and consequently on last
Saturday the factory ran with a much
depleted force and on a much re
duced scale.
Each day since then a number of
the boys have gone ,back to the job,
a contributing factor being the will
ingness of other boys to work at the
wages offered by the management.
The most of the men who struck
with the boys were hack at their
plac'es on Wednesday. Theoretically
the strike is still on, but practically,
and in effect, its force is spent.
The few days of lessened activity
were made use of by a cleaning up
of the factory's equipment in pre
paration for the remaining strenuous
days of the present season's cam
the clash was on.
NEW YORK, Dec. 4.—Woodrow
Wilson, president-'^of the United
States, sailed today for Europe to
participate as one of five represen
tatives of the United States to the
peace conference to be held in
France. The transport George Wash
ington got under way at 10:15 a. m.
The president's party included two
other members of the American dele
gation—Secretary of State Robert
Lansing and Henry White, former
ambassador to France and Italy,
wolonel E. M. House and General
Tasker H. Bliss, the other two mem
/bers are alread in France.
Ahmy Band Ashore Plays "Over
As the George Washington swung
out into the Nqrth river a voyage
unprecedented in American history,
the flying bridge, the highest point
President and Mrs. Wilson stood on
to which passengers could climb.
An army band on the shore played
"Over There."
The George Washington turned her
head toward the sea shortly after
10.30 o'clock. As the big liner
straightened her course the presi
dential salute of twenty-one guns
thundered from the transport's guns.
As the fleet started down the bay
a squardon of airplanes dropped
from the clouds and executed a series
of daring loops above the president's
The liner and its convoy steamed
toward the sea with the George
Washington's band playing martial
airs and with harbor craft of all
types, Including many allied mer
chant ships, dipping flags and toot
ing whistles in salute to the de
parting chief executive.
Met by Dreadnought and Destroyer
Quintet -•
Off Staten island the George Wash
ington met its ocean convoy—the
dreadnought Pennsylvania and' a
quintet of destroyers, trim in new
coats of battleship gray.
The presidential fleet passed quar
antine at 11 o'clock, the Pennsyl
vania leading'and the destroyers de
ployed on either side and in the wake
of the transport. Gunboats in the
lower bay fired salvos in salute.
As the squadron steamed out to
sea a single airplane, traveling only
fifty feet above the water, could be
seen leading the way toward the east
ern horizon.
Across the waters of the Hudson,
just as the George Washington was
about to sail, there came the roaring
cheers of more than 2000 American
soldiers returning to American shores
on the British transport Lapland.
From crowded rigging, from densely
packed rails, and from every port
hole, the homecoming fighting men
shouted greetings to the president,
and from the decks of the president
ial liner and the destroyers guard
ing her answering cheers came back.
Against Militarism
John W. Davis, newjy appointed
minister to Great Brltlan, with Mrs.
Davis and the French and Italian am.
bassarods, with their families, also
were on the passenger list.
Prior to President Wilson's de
parture today for Europe to attend
the peace conference, it became
known that he goes determined
against militarism in any form. The
crushing of Prussian militarism was
a part of his plan for the future
peace of the whole world, the presi
dent feels, according to persons who
conferred with him on the transport
George Washington before it sailed.
Long before President Wilson's
special train arrived from Washing
ton today there was unusual activity
about dock No. 4 at Hoboken, where
the transport George Washington
"As soon as the mechanics tele
phone me their weekly report and I
have in turn phoned it in to regi
mental shops I am going to hie me
away over that said hill top. Good
' bye, and remember me to the folks."
J. W. Ezell, age sixty-seven years,
died at his home between the rivers
Tuesday night at midnight, after suf
fering for many months.
The Ezell family moved to Black
foot nineteen years ago from Malad
and have spent most of the time
here since. They spent some time in
Boise last summer, where they went
on account of Mr. Ezell's health.
Shortly after returning to Blackfoot
they moved to their home between
the rivers, where they are living at
the present time.
During Mr. Ezell's residence here
his pleasing manner and kind dispo
sition has won him many friends
and acquaintances.
Deceased is survived by his wife,
two daughters Betty, living at home,
Mrs. R. N. McCracken of Boise, and
two sons, George and Sumner T.,
both residing in Blackfoot.
At various meetings held in the
different cities, it has been decided
by prominent doctors that the gauze
mask was more of a menace than a
benefit. In * some cities where the
gauze mask was used all the time,
the disease seemed to continue its
It is admitted- by doctors that the
mask is more or less a protection Jf
it is used in the sick room, and can
be properly disinfected before it is
Everyone in the city of Blackfoot
was requested to wear one the first
of the week, but since the mask has
proven itself a benefit, the people
are now allowed to go about with
their face uncovered.

Around the Court House
Sentenced to State Penitentiary, f
George House was taken into cus$
tody again by the sheriff's force fo|
the unlawful possession of liquor;
This being his second offense in this
county he was sentenced to serve 4 $
term of from one to two years itt
the Boise penitentiary. He waA
taken to Boise by the state warden,
Greek Arrested.
Sheriff Hines arreted Gust Pappas r j
a Greek, at Aberdeen Wednesday
afternoon, for the unlawful sale of
liquor. He is in jail awaiting hear
The preliminary hearing of C. V.
Fisher has been postponed on ac
count of the illnes of Byron Defen
baugh, who has been in the hospital
at Lewiston, Idaho.
Workmen were busy
was moored,
thruout the night putting on the fin
ishing touches on the liner and
completing the elaborate decorations
of the pier.
The uSual barred zone was widely
extended and only those armed with
special passes were allowed to ap
proach the streets leading to the
Military police kept an all-night
vigil over the route from the railroad
station to the pier, while hundreds,
of agents of the secret service and of
the army and navy intelligence ser
vice watched the side streets and
kept inquisitive persons moveing.
War vessels kept a ceaseless patrol
of the waters near the transport,
wlille at dawn, army airplanes cir
cled over the vicinity and inatn
tained a watch from the air. Perhaps
before have such elaborate
pians been mapped out to guard the
Flags and Bunting
The long pier was gaily decorated
with thousands of flags and bunting.
A canopy, consisting of a mass of
American flags and emblems of the
allies extended over the gangplank.
and their assistants
worked well into the night complet
ing their arrangements for the com
fort of the parey. Phonographs
were installed in the gentlemen's
smoking room and the ladies' loung
ing room, the records ranging all the
way from grand opera selections to
popular war songs and jazz band
_ Half a dozen card tables
were nailed to the floor of the smok
ing room, while tl\e library was re
plenished with historical and scen
tlflc books.
The gymnasium was furnished
with punching bags, rowing machines
"horses" and other athletic equip
Two brass bands made the trip—
the Kensington (Kansas) band and
the Sailors' Great Lakes station band
these organizations having been se
lected from among a score that of
fered their services.
Paintings of George and Martha
Washington occupied the space in
the salon formerly taken up by a
large painting of the German em
Tip No. 1 is that calling cards
make an excellent Christmas gift for
your friend. Tip No. 2 is that you
should include your neat perronal
card in every Christmas package you
The Republican prints all kinds
of name cards, adfiress cards, call
ing cards and visiting cards at rea
sonable prices. Repay us for these
friendly reminders by coming to the
office today and giving us an order
for yourself and several orders for
your friends.
R. G. Bills was a business visitor
in Salt Lake a few days the first of
the week.
LONDON.—The Americans are the
best fed and beet clothed of all the
prisoners returning from Germany,
according to Maj. Carl Dennett, de
puty commissioner of the American
Red Cross in Switzerland, who has
been in charge of the work of pris
oner's relief for the United States for
Vthe past few months. Maj. Dennett
sailed Monday for New York to make
a report on the work. Just prioy to
his department he made this state
"A great deal has recently been
said in the papers about the condi
tion of the returning prisoners. I
have seen thousands of them and
there is no question that a majority
of the English .French and Ameri
can prisoners are very wed fed and
clothed and present a normal appear
ance. This is not due to any care
or attention on the part of the Ger
ma nauthorities, but is due to the
relief supplies sent from their res
pective countries.
Others in Bad Shape.
"The prisoners in Germany and
Austria who have not been supplied
with food and clothing by their gov
ernments are) in a deplorable condi
tion and many thousands of them
have died of starvation. This is es
pecially true of Italian prisoners.
"On the day of the signing of the
.armistice there were 3445 American
prisoners in 7 4 German prison camps.
The first American prisoners to come
out arrived through Metz and the
first American to greet them were
American Red Cross representatives
sent there from Berne for that pur
pose. The American Red Cross al
ready has a representative in Ber
lin superintending the work of car
ing for returning prisoners and other
Red Cross representatives have gone
to various points in south Germany,
including Rastatt Darmstadt, Gres
sen, Villingen and Landshut, tp has
ten their transfer.
Americans Coming Out.
"About 20o\, Americans Were ex
pected to return by way of England.
These include more that 100 civilians
who should arrive in England within
a few days. The remainder will re
turn by way of France and Switzer
land. •
"Thai the American prisoners have
been well provided for has been sub
stantiated by the splendid condition
of the men who already have ar
riyed. Eighty-two soldiers who ar
rived from Karlsruhe expressed
themselves as highly appreciative, of
the work done by the Red Cross and
the prisoners in this camp were so
well provided that they were able to
distribute 3300 pounds of supplies to
Italian prisoners when they left."

NEW YORK.—Prediction that
there will be such distress in the
world this winter that it cannot be
met by volunteer organizations and
that governments must bear the chief
burden was made Suday by Henry P.
Davison, chairman of the war coun
cil of the American Red Cross, who
has just returned from a three
months trip in Europe. He inspected
the Red Cross activitits in England,
France .Belgium, Italy and Switzer
"That there will be an appealing
cry of humanity from all over the
world, no one can doubt," said Mr.
Davison. "The needs of France,
Belgium, Italy, Russia and the Bal
kans will*not' terminate with the
formal declaration of peace. The
harships of war and the dislocated
Industrial Conditions of the world
have produced hunger, want and
"Politically the outlook for a new
and better world is bright, but the
economic conditions are ominous.
There will be such distress In the
world that It can not be met by vol
untary organizations. Governments
must bear the chief buraen, and I am
confident that co-operation between
the governments may be relied upon
in an endeavor to meet this wholesale
work of relief which will be needed.
"There will be the necessity for
supplementary work which Red Cross
organizations thruout the world can
do and must do.
"The American Red Cross must
be kept strong and efficient that It
may do Its share in full measure.
"As far as can now be forseen,
there will be no further occasion for
campaigns for Red Cross funds. Dur
ing the week before Christmas there
is to be a roll call, giving every citi
zen an opportunity to register as a
member of the volunteer humanitar
ian agency for the American people,
which is recognized thruout the
world as the American Red Cross.
This membership involves no com
mitment beyond the payment of $1.
Subscriptions to Red Cross
"More than 47,000,000 American
people," he continued, "sibscribed
to the American Red Cross within a
period of eleven months a total ag
gregating $313,000,000 in money,
and contributed manufactured goods
of an estimated value of approxi
mattly $44,000,000.
"A large American Red Cross
force is working with our troops in
England and a yet larger force in
France, where a personnel of eigh
teen in June, 1917, has developed
into an organization of more than
7000 men and women.
Our other commissions, though
smaller, are equally effective in their
various fields of operations.
"In short, our American battal
ions. wherever they may be, are re
ceiving devoted service from Ameri
can Red Cross."
Restrictions Lifted From County Papers Decem
ber 1. This paper Will Conduct Its Sub
scription Business as Heretofore
On the first day of November the
country newspapers were released
from the drastic orders of the war
industries board requiring them to
operate on a cash basis. Daily pa
pers were required to go Tin a cash
basis on the first of October and
weekly and semi-weekly papers on
the first of November. It was ex
iPected that this order would continue
;in effefct until the end of the war, and
the unexpected ending of hostilities
early in November was the reason
for the release on the first of De
cember. The release order does not
apply to daily papers until the first
day of February.
The order required that all sub
scribers who were three months or
more in arrears should be taken off
the list until such time as they re
newed on the cash basis and as the
average country newspaper in the
United States had a large percentage
of its subscribers in arrears it nearly
put the publishers out of business
over night. The order contained fif
teen paragraphs of "don'ts" and part
of these fifteen paragraphs are likely
■to remain in practice by the more
progressive newspapers tho the "cash
and carry" part of it is generally
Considered impractical for country
Guarding Agairist
Spanish Influenza
A few days ago when some of the
business men got together to consider
the matter of opening a hospital or
converting some building into a hos
pital for temporary use for Influenza
cases, physicians were consulted as
to the advisability of such a plan
and the matter, was dropped.
The Blackfoot hospital is not large
enough to accommodate many pa
tients and the suggestion of using
a school building or church for this
purpose seemed good at first glance
but physicians advised that there was
not sufficient privacy or opportunity
to segregate the patients. If a num
ber of patients were assembled in the
same room and one of them should
die with all attending suffering , the
coughing, moaning and suffocation
attending death by influenza, it
would make a deep Impression upon
all the others and would leave them
much depressed to say the least. Phy
sicians advise that most people hav
ing a case of influenza in the home
would prefer to keep the patient
there, even tho it exposed the other
members of the family.
In the case of persons who are in
hotels or rooming Houses or among
strangers, the hospital or central sta
tion for caring for them would be
an advantage provided there was
room to segregate the severe caseB
from the others.
Dr. Mitchell spoke at considerable
length on the subject of caring for
influenza cases, and said that he had
been thru many epidemics but none
that were so trying as this present
one of Spanish influenza. He said
a person should go to bed as soon
as possible and that it reduced the
chances of recovery very much to
make any exertion after the first at
tack. The person who tries to keep
up and ward it off, or who tries to
get to some distant place or home
before going to bed is making the
case very much worse and. multiply
ing the chances of death.
Vaccination Helps . revent Disease.
A serum is being used for combat
ting the disease and they are vac
cinating with to prevent it. Those
who are vaccinated seldom Jake the
disease and if they do take it they
have it in a mild form. If a person
has not been vaccinated and takes
the disease the serum is Injected into
the system to break up the malady.
Very careful treatment is needed to
Insure recovery and what the com
munity needs most is trained nurses
persons who are accustomed to re
ceiving orders and following them to
the letter. The average person who
cares for the sick is not sufficiently
prompt and particular about carrying
out the physicians's orders in every
There are some things about the
work that the law requires must be
done by a physician or a graduate
For instance, injecting the
into the blood must be done
by the physician or nurse. Anyone
else attempting such a delicate and
dangerous operation Is liable to pros
ecution under the state law. A slight
mistake in the amount of the serum
injected might cause the death of
tho patent, but administered in the
right amount and at the right time
will save his life.
Dr. Mitchell says that death from
influenza cases is accompanied by
much suffering for ten or twelve
hours. The Jungs swell and expand
and cause great distress and dlffi
culty in breathing. The lungs bleed
and a fluid fills the air spaces in the
lungs. The patient may cough up
this blood and fluid and recover, or
This paper will conduct its sub
scription business as it has done for
the past several years, removing any
subscribers from the list when they
request discontinuance of the paper,
but not stopping the paper at expir
ation of the paid subscription unless
there is a definite request to that
effect from the subscribers. A num
ber of subscribers say they would
rather have the newspaper stopped
at expiration of the paid period, but
this office nas tested that out enough
to know that these same people are
very much annoyed when that is
done. Most of them actually ''get
sore" at the publisher when that
rule is followed, so this office has
concluded not to adopt it.
However all persons who hate a
record for being habitually in ar
rears and not paying until urged to
do so or until a collector goes after
them, will be required to pay cash
when subscribing for this paper.
The liberal terms of credit hereto
fore extended to that class of cus
tomers will no longer be granted.
The postal department has made
a ruling that no subscriber is entitled
to postal service in the delivery of
his paper on the usual terms if he
gets as much as a year in arrears,
and we think that should be the ex
treme limit.
Arthur Manwaring of Blackfoot
will leave in a few days for Fort
oollins, Colo., to attend a congress
of beet growers to be held at that '
place from December 9 to 13. Dele
gates from the different beet growing
states and districts will consider all
of the problems that concern the
farmers in the production of sugar
beets and the distribution of pulp
as well as the siloing of beet tops
and the like.
Mr. Manwaring states that the far
mers of Utah have an association of
beet growers thru which they deal
with the representatives of the sugar
company and come to better under
standing and more unified action.
After the meeting at Fort Collins,
It is expected that the growers will
.be organized in the different states
so that they may all be represented
in the dealings with the factory peo
ple. Mr. Manwaring states that an
attempt will be made to agree upon
a uniform scale of prices for beets
and beet pulp with all attending
problems, and farmers are requested
to send him any suggestions they
may wish to have brought before the
Congress. They are requested not to
sign beet contracts until after his
return, when announcements will be
made in this paper as to what was
agreed upon at the meeting or con
vention. *
Mr. Manwaring's report will prob
ably contain much valuable Informa
tion for beet growers 'and we shall
publish it as soon as possible after
he returns. His address is Black
foot, Idaho, Route l, or phone 417rl.

J. H. Jacobson returned Tuesday
from an extensive business trip over
Idaho and adjacent states in the in
terest of the government crop esti
mates. Wherever he went he found
the influenza Improving greatly. In
some towns it was serious, others
not so bad. Nez Perce in Lewis
county has had its share of the ma
lady, but conditions were Improving
right along. Everything in Spokane,
Wash., is from under the ban now
and the disease has run its course
In Butte, Mont., the Influenza has
broken out m some strength and
everything, including saloons, bar
ber shops and cigar stores are tightly
closed. At all places all household
orders are delivered by grocers to
avoid crowds in business places and
on the streets.
The compulsory wearing of masks
is not in force at any place Mr.
Jacobson visited, and he was sur
prised on reaching Blackfoot to find
all citizens wearing masks.
it may keep gaining and filling the
air spaces until the person dies from
suffocation or drowning. The pro
cess is the same as if a Person were
I in water and the lu»gs filled witn
I fluid fromethe outside.


The little two year old daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Hone died at their
home on South Maple street Tues
day morning, after a few days illness
of pneumonia.
Interment was made at the Grove
City cemetery Wednesday afternoon.

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