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Sty? If&aJjn Witpublxtun
Vol. XV. No. 21
$3 a Year
Building Kept Sanitary; Patients Seem Happy.
Quantity of Food Produced From
Orchards and Gardens
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
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
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
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-,
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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,

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.

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
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
And .all that beauty, all that wealth,
e'er gave,
Await alike the Inevitable hour,
The path of glory leads but to the
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,

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
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.
- * -,—
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.

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.
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 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.
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.
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.

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
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
Dated at Blackfoot, December 12,
Whereas, on November 27, 1918,
the president of the council of the
Observes That Printing Business is Apparently on
the Downward Trend. Outlook for New Be
ginner Does not Look so Bright
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
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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,
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
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
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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.
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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'

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.

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.

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
Is far better to be SAFE
than SORRY. Thats why you
should consult with a specialist
who attends to the difficult
cases. See
Wednesday, Dec 18
Let him stop your headaches.

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