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OFFICIAL PAPER OF CITY AND COUNTY Vol. XV. No. 21 BLACKFOOT, BINGHAM COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1918 $3 a Year BLACKFOOT ASYLUM CONDI TIONS LOOK FAVORABLE UNDER THE PRESENT MANAGEMENT Building Kept Sanitary; Patients Seem Happy. Quantity of Food Produced From Orchards and Gardens DR. JACKSON A FARMER A representative of the Idaho Re publican visited the Blackfoot asy lum recently at mid-day and looked thru tfie building just before dinner and at meal time. Dr. Jackson, the medical superintendent was juBt preparing to go out somewhere, but he cancelled his engagement and very painstakingly showed the writer thru the building. The building was exceedingly neat and clean and everything appeared to be kept in a sanitary condition. As we passed thru the various wards the patients showed by their greetings and smiles that they were all on friendly terms with the doctor and all seemed to feel free to chat with him and tell him their little troubles which fact showed that the patients have much confidence in their doctor and re spect him. A number of the patients expressed anxiety about getting re leased soon in order that they might be home in time for Christmas. There were a number of cases that had been sent there as the result of Influenza. Conditions are rather crowded and the doctor suggested that the sun porches be inclosed with glass, and steam pipes and radiators be put in and thus make comfortable quarters that the patients can enjoy in the cool weather and In the winter time as well as In the summer time.. The doctor has plans under way for im proving the ventilation in a good many of the sleeping rooms by placing cold air intakes beneath the radiators. The entire asylum farm consists of about 1900 acres with about 500 under cultivation. Dr. Jackson says it is possible to do a little grading each year and thereby increase the i crop area. The new cottage for the superln tendent that was built in 1917 has never been furnished owing to the lack of funds. Dr. Jackson and j family are living In It, or occupying | part of it, supplying their own furni-, ture. Fruits and Vegetables Produced Heretofore the fruits and vege tables that were produced have been stored in basements that were not altogether suitable because of there being steam pipes in connection, which kept them too warm. A fine root cellar has been built this new year, with a capacity for a few car loads. At the present time it is full to the brim with potatoes, onions, carrots, beets, cababge and other vegetables from the field and garden. The gardens at the asylum farm are extensive and cared for in a way to produce a bountiful yield, tables are provided with an abun dance of vegetables at all times. In the cellar were about thirty, barrels of krout which had been made from The Around the Court House A1 Smith was arrested at Firth Monday by the local sheriff, for the unlawful possession of liquor. He plead guilty and was fined $100.00. Can't Out-wit Sheriff In view of the fact that our neigh bor state, Montana, is about to go dry, some people have attempted to . out wit the local authorities and Last bring in a supply of booze, week this attempt was made by un known parties, but their efforts were fruitless at Deputy Sheriff Hines "got next" and seized four suitcases of the forbidden juice, Wednesday morning. The suitcases were unclaimed and contained ninety-six pints in all and the entire supply Is in the hands of the sheriff. J Two Firth Boys Arrested The two ^roft boys were arrested this week at Firth, one for passing a forged check on the Andrus store and the other for burglarizing the same store. Both are small boys and the case will be handled as juvinile delin quents. ■* FOR THE RETURNING SOLDIERS WASHINGTON. — Representative Smith of Idaho takes the position that while It Is all very well to give the soldiers a badge of service as proposed In legislation now' pending, more substantial recognition should he granted them, as an evidence of the appreciation of the people of the splendid service which they have rendered the country. He is en deavoring to secure the enactment of a bill giving each soldier ninety days' ,pay on discharge and premittlng him to retain as his own the uniform fur nished by the government, instead of requiring him to return it within three months, after his discharge, as provided under existing law. The uniform of the discharged soldiers could not be utilized by the govern ment to any advantage, while It would be very convenient and a source of pride to the family and friends of the soldier, for the boys to have their uniforms for use on occasions when they shall gather in their reunions. N home grown cabbage. The old line of hot water pipes ex tending from the engine room to the barn passed under a row of hot beds and have rusted out and now have to be repaired. Dr. Jackson thinks it would be profitable to build a line of green houses to take the place of hot beds in order that they might sprout the garden seeds better. Dr. Jackson thinks there should be some new orchards set to take the ' place of the old one as it be comes necessary to remove the trees from old age or other causes. From all outward appearances It seems that the institution Is well kept and well managed. Dr. Jack son seems to take considerable In terest in th§ management of the farm and garden. He says he has had considerable experience In farm management during a great deal of his life. RED CROSS CHRISTMAS ROLL CALL The Bingham county Red Cross chapter is now making preparations for the 1919 membership drive— the Christmas roll call. Remember the war has not yet ended and the Red Cross must not slacken its great work. Every cit izen of the United States Is expected to contribute $1.00 for membership in this great organization for thfe year 1919. The money thus derived will be used for continuing, the work of charity. Don't forget to answer the Red Cross roll call. All you need Is a heart and a dol lar. 8he drive begins December 16 and ends December 23. The county council of defense re q ues t 8 a u who have heretofore been actlV6 i n any o fthe war activities j ti UBe theIr best efforts in making | dr j ve a complete success In their respective school districts. Each school district of the county will be supplied with receipts, mem bership buttons, and service flags. Do not wait until you are called upon to contribute your dollar, but make it a point to see the committee of your district, or mail your re mittance t oeither o fthe following officers of the Christmas roll call: J. T. Carruth, chairman, George F. Gagon, treasurer, Lyllian S. Lee, secretary. ♦ OBITUARY. J. W. Ezell, who departed this life recently at Blackfoot, was one of those characters who lived out some of the five principles of service as applied in so many practical ways and as made Into the leavening power of so many successful business en terprises by others in recent years. Mr. Ezell bore the distinction among men, of having a high, clean character, that would be acceptable anywhere. A lover- of all that was pure and good, he acted the part He came here from Kentucky many years ago, and made the move to save the fall ing health and strength of his be loved wife. The change of climate had the desired effect, and after twenty years when he was in his last illness ,she was well and strong and cared for him to the end. Their move to Idaho was the embodiment of that sweet couplet: "Grow old along with me; The best Is yet to be; The last of life. For which the first was made. that the wish dictated. ♦ OBITUARY David Wiltamuth was born at Grinnell, Iowa, Nov. 20, 1876. The only son of his parents Mr. and Mrs. George Wiltamuth, who arje with us today. He removed with his parents at an early agt to Davenport, Nebr., where his fioyhood was passed. Later moving to Lincoln,. Nebr. he was united in marriage to Mabel Myers at Albion. To their union three children were born, Willard Glenn and Evelyn. April 1, 1909 he moved with his wife and son to his present home. Passing out of their life December 5, at 3.25 p.m. He leaves to mourn his loss hl3 wife, three children, his parents and two sisters. Miss Mae Wiltamuth of Lincoln, Nebr., Mrs*. Fletcher Lane of Waco, Tex., a neice and nephew and a host of friends to whom he was warmly attached. His parents are taking the re mains to lay them at rest beside his sister Clara in the beautiful Wyuka cemetery, Lincoln, Nebr. The boast of Heraldry, the pomp of power, And .all that beauty, all that wealth, e'er gave, Await alike the Inevitable hour, The path of glory leads but to the grave. This was a favorite selection of Mr. Wilamuth's and was read at the funeral serlvces. Help Make Some Sorrowful Soul Glad Send Gifts and Christmas Cheer to Unfortunate Inmates of the Blackfoot Asylum Once again comes the glad Christ mas time, the anniversary of the glorious Christ, who "went about do ing good,'' tho He 'had not where to lay His head,'' He gave His whple life to beautiful service for others, and thereby obtained immortality. A large part of His ministry of healing consisted of "casting out de mons," those torments of the mind. We still have with us such victims of disordered minds and the bounte ous philanthropy of recent years has been one of the most Christlike things to which we have attained. While I can tell you of many who haye gone out from here clothed in their right mind a nd breathing thanks to you all for the benefits of this homelike retreat, we still have to give you this heart-enlarging op portunity to contribute to the Christ mas happiness of the 340 we still have with us. They will all he so grateful to be remembered at this time that it will surely make you feel more 'than repaid for the gifts you send. Please have a part in this cheery service. Send gifts you think ser viceable and a little candy and fruit. 'i nose of you who do not have friends here should be so thankful that you will feel like helping those here— and there are many—who have no friends in all the world. What you contribute will be acknowledged and accounted for. The board of directors and super intendent take this time to thank all who will contribute and the papers this appeal. Apd we all, patients and employees wish you a Merry Christmas. Sincerely yours in the service, R, N. JACKSON, Superintendent. ♦ Describes St. Mihiel Drive A graphic word picture of the ex periences of one American soldier in the flaming maw of war through which the all-American forces fought victoriously in the famous St. Mihiel drive, is given in a letter just receiv ed from Private S. L. Powell, 96th company, Sixth U. S. marines, by his sister-in-law, Mrs. M. L. Powell, 2190 Lake Street, Salt Lake City. Private Powell is a Salt Lake boy; an denlisted in the marines in this city April 20, 1917, after having ser ved on the Mexican border with the Utah troops. He was with the ma rines through the Chateau Thierry drive, where he was gassed with mustard gas and sent to the hos pital. He went through the St. Mihiel drive unscathed, and was la ter in the battle of the Argonne, where both arms were pierced by machine gun bullets which sent him to a base hospital In Paris, where he was when he wrote his letter, dated October 25. Since it Is learn ed that he was discharged from the hospital November 1 and has again joined his company. Private Powell's description of the St. Mihiel drive is a remarkably vivid "close-up" of war as It is in a major offensive, and is replete with intimate details such as only a sol Ider who has been thru It can give. Go Forward in Dark. His letter, which Is probably the first detailed description of the drive written by a soldier in the action to be published here, says: Starting Labor day, we commen ced moving up toward the front, hiking in the dark and sleeping in the woods in the daytime. The morning of the 12th we were on the last lap, having reached, at last, the trenches we were to start from just before dawn. That night had been a nightmare to us, rain and wind with stops every few rods to let other outfits by. The roads were packed with infantry, artillery, tanks, ammunition trains and every thing it takes to make an army. "At 1 o'clock the night of the 11, my battalion was marching serenely along the road when the night's still ness was split with a deafening crash, which seemed to come from right where we stood. It waa. the first shot of one of the greatest bar rages of this war, and was fired from a fourteen-inch gun about fifty yards from where I stood. Then hell broke loose. In No Man's Land. "You see, at that time I was in what is called the back area, or with the 'heavies.' From that time on we kept moving forward, passing the 'heavies,' the heavy field artil lery and then the light field artillery until finally we were between two lines of fire, the German on our front an dour own In our rear. That's where we jumped off into No Man's Land, a no-man's land that had, with only a few kilometers' variation, been the same since 1914. "That's the way we started off. That barrage was one we had whis pered of for months previous in the hospitals or in billets wherever we happened to be. It reached from the Swiss border to Verdun, and was to cost, as the different stories ran, from $50,000,000 to $150,000,000. "It was a bedlam of noise. Can nons in front of us; cannons in the rear, all sizes of projectiles whining and screaming thru the night, with shrapnel breaking in the air and the thunder of high explosive as the shells burst. Glare of Gnnflre 'Behind us in the glare of gunfire In front the dull, angry red glow of Continued on pace five Frank McKenna Makes Sacrifice Killed in Action November 2, After Months of Service in FYance. Was With the 161st Infantry Mrs. Edgar Moody of Blackfoot was informed by telegram Monday evening that her brother Edgar "Trank McKenna had been killed in action in Prance, November 2. Mr. McKenna, well and favorably known all thru the community, was drafted in October, 1917 and trained at Camp Lewis with the 161st In fantry and at Camp Mills for a short time before being sent to France. He reached Prance Dec. 27, 1917 and continued his training there until June, 1918, after which time he saw much active service, ceived by his relatives during Octo ber indicate that he had done a good share at the front and it is known that he nobly and fearlessly "went over the top'' unhurt, three succes sive time before he made the su preme sacrifice. Mr. McKenna was born at Bear Lake twenty-four years ago, and when a mere boy came to Blackfoot with his parents Mr. and Mrs. Ed ward McKenna and he grew to splen did manhood here. He was engaged extensively in the sheep business in this section of the country and was meeting with much success in that enterprise. He is survived by his father and two sisters, Mrs. Edgar Moody of blackfoot and Mrs. Percy Whistler of Weiser and many friends and acquaintances who admired and. re- spected him and the high principles which he followed in life. - * -,— DEATH OF RUSSEL SEWELL Letters re Russell Sewell departed this life on Wednesday morning at 1 o'clock, after a long battle with Influenza. He was nearly recovered at one time, but unfortunately took a re lapse and suffered long and hard. He had much to live for and he bat tled hard for life, but failed. He leaves a wife and family, friends find business that will miss him. Not many months ago he lost his. father and mother only a few days apart, and recently a relative visited his home and while there died of in fluenza, so the hand of death has rested heavily on the Sewell home. Mr. Sewell was chief of police in Blackfoot for a number of years and engaged In the transfer business since then. He was a man of cheery disposition and ready smile for all, and will be missed among men. ♦ BLACKFOOT HAS NEW MINISTER Homer E. Cullison came to Black foot last week with his family, a wife and ten year old son, to serve as pastor at the Methodist church. Mr. Cullison comes here from Bur ley, having been pastor there and at Twin Falls, Emmett and Weiser. Ida. He is formerly from Kansas City. ENTERTAINED FRIENDS Miss Mary Carson delightfully en tertained a few of her friends at her jhome Wednesday. Games, card play ing and delicious refreshments were enjoyed by the following. .Misses Kate Nelson, Thelma Haney, Mabel Layton, Melva and Stella Lindsay and Freda Bond. The ♦ LAUNDRY WILL HAVE NEW OFFICE The Gem State Laundry will have an office centrally located, which will be in the front part of the Boyle Harness and Shoe Repairing shop. !The office will be ready for occupancy in the very near future. * NEW CANDY MAKER Fred Sprague from Ogden came to Blackfoot Wednesday to work at the Bon Ton Candy kitchen. Mr. Sprague has had many years of experience in tnis work and comes here well recommended. LEFT FOR SALT LAKE F. N. Parkinson and family left Thursday morning for Salt Lake, where Mrs. Parkinson and family will remain for the winter. Parkinson will return to Blackfoot, where he Is engaged in business. Mr. ♦ , City of Blackfoot by virtue of au thorlty vested in him by law, issued and caused to be published a general quarantine proclamation and pro mulgated ruldB to be observed in the City of Blackfoot and within a radius of five miles thereof for pre vention of the spread of Spanish In fluenza, which rules on December 4 were modified by the mayor to the extent of no longer requiring the wearing of gauze masks, and WhereaB, conditions have im proved to such an extent as to justify a further modification of said pro clamation, Now, therefore, It Is hereby or dered: That on and after Monday, Dec. 16, 1918 it shall not be neces sary to observe or comply with any of the rules or provisions in said pro clamation contained, except those re quiring absolute quarantine of places where Influenza is known to exist, and as to such quarantine provisions the said proclamation shall be and remain in full force and effect until the further order of the mayor or council. Dated at Blackfoot, December 12, 1918. FURTHER MODIFICATION OF QUARANTINE PROCLAMATION Whereas, on November 27, 1918, the president of the council of the A. B. STEPHENS, Mayor. BLACKFOOT MAN TALKS OF BUSINESS ' CONDITIONS AND EXPERIENCES WITH SHIPS ON THE PACIFIC COAST Observes That Printing Business is Apparently on the Downward Trend. Outlook for New Be ginner Does not Look so Bright CONGRATULATES THE REPUBLICAN Wesley Lantis, who for four years has been the linotype operator at the Republican office Went to San Frailcisco to take a course in nhva gation preparatory to enlisting in the navy and completed his course just as the armistice was signed. He is in Blackfoot at the present time and will soon take up his work with the Republican again. In speaking of his experiences in the navagation school he said the work kept them very busy studying and working early and late, sides taking a great deal of math cmethics and regular navagation lessons they had to go out and apply it in handling and loading ships. The students would be required to take the new steel vessel as It came from the navy yards and under the supervisoin of an official take it down tho bay or out into the ocean for a trial trip, steel vesels would leak so badly they would have to hurry back to keep from foundering, would be put into dry dock and then all defective rivets taken out or the rivets removed to release the warped steel plates and such work would have to be done over again. Many of the wooden ships would be al right until they had made a trip up or down the coast with cargo and Be ...... „ , about the time it Was unloaded and 1 exposed to the sun and wind, stand ing high in the water, the timbers would shrink and t-. calking would drop out, then it would have to be calked again before it would bear loading. Many of these new vessels of both types would have to go back to thj dry docks for repairs before they were sent on long voyages. Mr. LanLis mentioned having as sisted with the loading of a large vessel bound ior Siberia. One large printing press was among the heavy pieces to be loaded and eighteen steel freight cars were picked up by the derrick and swung into the hold. The • last things they loaded were two locomotives which were picked up by the derrick and swung around upon the deck and set cross-wise on rails provided for them. All of this heavy stuff had to be stored away in the ship so it could not move an inch when the vessel tossed and rolled, and tne locomotives had to be blocked and lashed to keep them in the exact spot required for bal ancing the ship. Before Mr. Lantis took up his work at school he spent some time visiting printing establishments and wholesale houses that deal in print ing equipment. He is no stranger in San Francisco and says that big printing houses of a few years ago have mostly disappeared or dwindled to small establishments, not the air of prosperity about them that there used to be and only the big newspaper offices are doing a big business. Mr. Lantis expected to see considerable modern equipment tak ing the place of the old machines, but in this he was disappointed. All the metal works and manufacturers of printing equipment were working about ninety per cent war orders, and Mr. Lantis was full of congrat ulations over the fact that we bought our new linotype and trimmer be fore the high prices and Before they stopped making them, good many people who ha^ seen the sorvenlr booklet issued by the Idaho Republican in 19 7 and the souvenir birthday edition issued August 2, 1918. prise and interest in having such a complete and modern printing equip ment in what they regard as a fron tier state. Mr. Lantis regards the future of the printing business as seen in San Francisco a very discouraging out look. Sometimes the Such a vessel There Is He met a They expressed much sur Mr. Lantis grew up at Oakland, California, and when he went to hunt >up a lot of his old friends and school mates he found that most of them were not at all prosperous. The one fellow among the lot who was mak »j n _, a rea j g UC cesa was one who was congldered q U i te a stupid dub in 8chool He wa8 ma klng money In + + * + + ***. 1. + + + + + + +*+ + + * + + + * + + + + + + + +^ SEEGKR-BUNDLIE'8 INFLUENZA MESSAGE We have been silent for some time, on account of the Influenza. + + Not that we had it, but much to our sorrow, others have suffered. + 4. We have not been pushing business to the front because we wanted 4* aid In stamping out the epidemic. We did not advertise, because + 4- our store was as well patronized as the quarantine rules would al- + 4. low, and we could not help the situation any by telling about the + 4* great variety and quantity of seasonable merchandise we had inside 4* 4* if we had to post a sentry at the door to keep all but six people out. + We generally have six customers In our store—sometimes 4* more, but when they keep scattered out away from each other, we 4* 4* know that they are doing their part to carry out the spirit of the + 4- quarantine, and It makes us feel good to konw that when the + 4. quarantine Is lifted Monday morning we may expect our friends to + 4- come more freely and scatter about, looking over our goods freely 4* 4- both before and after being waited on. We shall do our best tq 4* serve all, to keep from assembling people in bunches, and to keep 4 4- the house warm, yet well ventilated, and to have everybody made 4* 4* happy. + 4 + 4* + 4* 4* to 4 4* 4* + 4 + SEEGER-BUNDLIE COMPANY "EVERYBODY'S STORE" + + 1 \ ' BLACKFOOT + + + BROADWAY *f* 4- + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +++ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + the dairy business, having begun in a partnership with his father with three milch cows in their back yard. They have kept building up the busi ness until now they have a four hundred- acre farm just out of Oak land and have a large herd of choice dairy cows. MoBt of the young fel lows in that country are merely mak ing a living and the prospects do not look at all bright. ♦ Schools Will Open Monday, Dec. 16 Special Nurses at Each Building. Arrangembents for Exceptional' Ventilation, ♦ Professor Vincent announces that school will open Monday as th eepi demlc is sufficiently under control now to make the opening of school safe. Special nurses will be in ser vice at each building and each stu dent, including high school students, will be examined four times a day and any sign of any disease whatso ever will compell the student In par ticular to go home and remain until completely recovered. The attendance will not be en forced at this time, but on the other hand will be entirely optional with the parents. Parents are urged to send the children properly clothed in warm, protective clothing in order that rooms may be thoroly and pro perly ventilated at all times. Fur naces will be kept going at full blast * all the time to insure comfort and that together with proper ventila ion it is thought will guard and make safe the health of all children. ♦ PREPARING FOR THE NEXT LIBERTY LOAN WASHINGTON, Dec. 10.—The jhext popular loan to be issued in the spring, probably will be known as "the fifth liberty loan." Some subtitle such as "Victory issue," however, may be appended. War loan managers have decided that the advertising value of the term liberty loan, used so successfully four times In the past, is too great to be dis carded and will present their recom mendation to the new secretary of the treasury, Carter Glass, after he takes office Monday. ♦ IMPROVING Mr. Frank Spanbauer, who has been very ill with influenza at his home east of town, is improving. Mrs. Marshall S. Wright and daughter Mildred left Wednesday for Ogden, where they will join Mr. Marshall and., go to Reno, Nev. to make their future home. Julius H. Jacobson is spending the week in Salt Lake on business. ♦ 'Can you get your wife to econo mize?" Sometimes. All depends on how we are going to blow the money we save."—Louisville Courier Journal. WITH YOUR EYES Is far better to be SAFE than SORRY. Thats why you should consult with a specialist who attends to the difficult cases. See J DR. H. H. SCARBOROUGH AT THE EOCLES HOTEL Wednesday, Dec 18 Let him stop your headaches.