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Christmas OFFERING AMPLE SCOPE FOR SELECTION fe>; E ! I I , ' | H ■ ! | fin? u y *j i \ What gift more pleasing or better evidence of thoughtfulhess than a waist. You can easily make selections from the assortment we are offering. And you can be sure that the recipient will be pleased with a waist from this store. GEORGETTE CREPE WAISTS FROM CREPE DE CHINE WAISTS FROM $4.50 to $12.75 .$3.95 to $9.75 The Pre-Christmas Sale of Suits, Coats and Dresses is being taken advantage of by many satisfied customers. Come in and let us show you where your money will go the farthest. THE BROWN-HART COMPANY I «« The Home of Popular Prices" The bargain basement should be visited for the useful house gifts. Around the Court House Negro Couple Arrseted Wallace Jackson and Stella Pick ins, both negros, were met at the late train Wednesday night by the sheriff force and are now in the custody of the sheriff awaiting action of the district court, for each having a suit Commissioners Meet The commissioners met in regular session Monday, Dec. 16. The fol lowing matters were considered and determined. Various applications for cancela case of liquor. tion and adjustment of taxes. The county attorney and auditor were authorized to make a tender to the various tax districts in settle ment of their portion of the refund money made by the bond company. A special meeting will be held Monday, Dec. 23, for the purpose of determining matters relating to closing of certain roads east and north of block four, in the Kennedy addition. Wanted on Grand Larceny Charge Sheriff Simmons returned Thurs day from Spring City, Utah, where he went to get Clifton LeRoy Covert, on a grand larceny charge for steal ing a horse of Enoch Hansen of Paradise valley on October 11, Upon arriving there is was learned Covert had gotten away from the authorities and is still at large. A $500 reward is offered f or his ap prehension. Man Deserts Family Deputy George Ezell went to Cald well, Idaho Wednesday morning to serve a warrant of arrest on John Edson, who is being held at that place for deserting his wife and family at Aberdeen. Judge Cowen is holding court in Mackay this week. Sheriff A. H. Simmons left Wed nesday morning for Spring City, Utah, on official business . ♦ ENTERTAINED AT DINNER FOR ROSEMARY OOWEN Judge and Mrs. Cowen entertained Informally at their home on East Alice for their little daughter Rose mary in honor of her birthday. The table was beautifully decorated with yellow chrysanthums and yellow shaded candles. Covers were laid for the Misses Crenshaw, Berthene Barlow, Wood, Schroeder, Henley, Mrs. Dubois the guest of honor and the host and hostess. PETERSONS REJOICING A fine baby boy was born to Mr. ■and Mrs. J. W .Peterson Wednesday. Dec. 4 Mr. and Mrs. Peterson are the proud parents of six fine daugh ters, but are prouder still since the little son has been added to their liappy household. ♦ NOTICE FOR AP PLICATION FOR DEPUTIES Notice is hereby given, that the undersigned, A. H. Simmons, sheriff of Bingham county, elect for the term commencing January 13, 1919, will at the regular meeting of the county commissioners of Bingham county, to be held In January, 1919, apply to said board for two deputies and for other and additional clerical assistance. This notice is given in accordance with section 2119, Revised Codes of Idaho, as ammended by an act of the legislature approved March 11, 1913. A. H. SIMMONS, Sheriff. 23-6f HAS GONE TO PAHSIMEROI I I . A - B ; McCoy left Monday for Pah ! 8il p® roi to . look at * band of cattle with the view of buying them. There is a quarantine in affect in that valley and any one wishing to go in is required to isolate himself .. . , . , , ^ ree da5 ( s be *ore going about among i the people and Mr. McCoy will take j'that plan. Settlers coming out for ^supplies go to a vacant house at the ^PP er ® n( * of the valley and batch for three days before going to their J 1 ,® 1116 ?; An .^ one deMrmg to travel ; thru the valley without stopping can do 8 ° oa ® ondit i° n that they carry ,a yellow streamer on the vehicle as a warning to the inhabitants to keep at a distance. The government regulations of the amount of stock permitted on the ranges over there makes it necessary for somebody to go out of business or for all of them to reduce their herds. It is said that Davis and Hill strom have decided to quit the cat tle business. a HOME ON A FURLOUGH Sam Mulville arrived in Blackfoot Tuesday afternoon from San Fran cisco, where he has been in training in the navy. Mr. Mulville wil lspend about ten days in Blackfoot visiting with his mother Mrs. Emma Ashton and other friends and relatives. TRAVEL ACCORDING TO MAP Airmen on Night Raide Have Course Thoroughly Mapped Out Before Beginning Their Journey. Before leaving on a long-distance night raid the airmen prepare their maps with great care, marking oa them the detailed course from the air drome to their objective. By means of a small balloon, whose speed direction and height is recorded by an instrument on the ground, the force and direction of the wind at dif ferent altitudes is discovered, and the compass course, allowing for wind drift, Is marked beside the course on the map. The compass course for the return Journey is also marked. The speed of the machine is calculated, and on the line of the course a series of points is marked, showing where the machine should be every ten minutes, thus enabling the airman to check his progress and to know his approximate position if he gets lost. He watches the country below for landmarks. He sees by his map that a river should appear in a few min utes. His watch shows that he has been flying 40 minutes, and near the 45-minute mark on his map is a twist ed pale blue line. He looks ahead and sees in the moonlight a silver streak and he knows he is making good time. When he is over the river he compares its outline with his map, &nd sees that he Is crossing it at the right place. I I NOTICE Notice is hereby given that I will make application to the board of county commissioners of Bingham county at the regular meeting of said board to be held January 13, 1919 to appoint the following deput ies and assistants to serve in the of fice of county superintendent of schools; clerical help as the work of this of fice requires. One stenographer and old GRACE FAULCONBR, County Superintendent of Schools. adv. 23-6f CO-OPERATION IN PALESTINE of in to Three Thousand Jews Have Success Tfifly Combined to Fight the High Cost of Living. It is, therefore, with the keenest pleasure that I hear of the success of an experiment on a small scale un der war conditions In Palestine, Nor man Hapgood writes in Leslie's. Since 1914 scarcity, disease, depreciated currency, have combined to reduce the Jewish workers almost to starvation. During the war a small group decldeif to take the most immediate and effec tive step. About three years ago 450 workers formed a co-operative so ciety in order to fight against the rise in prices. Each worker contrib uted 10 frapcs and with this capital of 4,500 francs the society began to make its purchases. As a result the members of the society were able to purchase four times cheaper than the ordinary public. This co-operation so ciety, "Mashbir," embraces at pres ent about 3,000 persons and has a budget of 18,000 francs. Their first year of business showed a profit Dur ing the second year robbery and plunder by the Turks changed this profit into a loss. The third year has now shown them again paying their way. This society Includes not only workmen, but also teachers and clerks. It has applied to the commission for a credit of 120,000 francs and for au thorization for one of their group to travel to Egypt to make purchases. It is, Indeed, on a small scale com pared with the business I cited on July 6, but the lesson is the same: The strongest single answer to the cost of living lies in co-operation. , ' A Good Business Man. A commercial traveler had taken a large order in Scotland for a consign ment of hardware and endeavored to press upon the canny Scottish man ager who had given him the order a Christmas gift of a box of Havana cl at gars. Naw," he replied. "Dqn't try to bribe a man. I cudna tak them and I am a member of the kirk." "But will you not accept them as a Christmas present?" "I cudna," said the Scot. "Well, then," said the traveler, "sup pose I sell you the cigars for a merely nominal sum—say, sixpence?" "Weel, In that case," replied the Scot, "since you press me, and, not liking to refuse au offer weel meant, I think ni be taking two boxes." ! A Christmas Wish. Though the weather's very odid Here's a warm wish very old, May your Christmas day be merry Very-Very-Very. A Necessity. "Good will among men is a prime necessity of reasonable living."—Arn old Bennett "Gobs,'' Not "Jackies," and "Yanks," Not "Sammees," Are Names Our Fighters Prefer . A gob Is a sailor, a man of the Amer ican navy, a bluejacket, and the term Is self applied writes Samuel O. Blythe In Saturday Evening Post. It Is the generic term for all men In the serv ice, up to those who wear the gold on their sleeves; and even so, the sail ors often speak of the austere com manding officer as the main gob. The use of It primarily Is to show the sail ors' detestation for the usual desig nation of them—Jackies, Nothing rouses the Ire of a sailor so quickly as to call him a Jackie. He doesn't like it, and will not have it. No di minutive, as expressed by the "le," for him. It doesn't fit either his own as sumption of his manliness or with the fact of that manliness. He is a big, broad-chested, browned, fe>; hairy, two-fisted person, and this E speaking of him as a Jackie with its ! implication of small boyishness is I anathema to him. He is rough, tough stuff in a rough, tough game; a fight ing man, a man who goes to sea in any I thing that comes along, from a dread- j naught to a motor launch no bigger ; than a whale boat, withstands the j perils of it, does the Incalculable la- | bor of It, has the clear-eyed courage of it, is ready to fight over, on top or un der water, and does so fight, and he ' , feels insulted to be called Jackie as if he were a fair-haired, red-cheeked j little fellow sailing a toy boat in a ' ' pond. | Jackie? Forget that Jackie stuff. Where do you get it, anyhow? Gob, ! dod gast you—g-o-b! It is the same H ■ with the soldiers. Their resentment of the attempt to tack the Sammees ! on them is acrid and universal. They ! won't have it. And I don't blame ; them, having, as it happens, an acute J personal interest in the matter. Now ; Samuel is a good sonorous Biblical 1 name, and Sam is the virile contrac- j tion thereof, but this Sammee business | gets on one's nerves. Hence our i. soldiers, sqorning the Sammee appel -1 ? lation, call themselves Yanks, which Is a good, masculine, soldierly term; thus the men in our navy call them selves gobs. I i f | i * FOR A LAUGH I I Wanted a Square Deal. "Just thought of that V you loaned me three years ago, old man. Here It Is, and a thousand thanks. "Hold on! $2.30 more, If you please. S In in in of un the so the to to so a to on A dollar Is worth only fifty-four cents compared with what It was when you got the loan." At Last* "Dey eay soap Is goin' to be more expensive,' Meandering Mike. "I hope It is," replied Plodding Pete. "I've wait ed years fur some ^**5^ half-way excuse fur not usin' It" said o .H* Evidently a Novice: "You told me you were an experi enced waiter," said the restaurant (manager. , "How do you know Fm not?" "You said *tbank you' for a 25 cent | t 'tip." I, . at Dlsaentlng Views. "Didn't you think the new play rath er fatuous?" "Well, no; I thought it rather thin." Marital Amenities, She—I was a fool when I married you. ' He—That Is what all my friends told me at the time. Family Interests. "And what did the doctor tell you?" "Why, he look ed me over and asked me if I had made a will." "Ah, is your condition so bad?" "I don't know; but his brother Is a lawyer." A day. day a to a 8omewhat Annoying. "It makes me mad for my husband to talk in hls sleep." "The poor man can't help It" "Maybe not, but It looks like an Inti mation that I don't give him a chance at any other time. to a »» U. S. Sets New High Mark For Its Foreign Commerce. New high records for September for eign trade in both imports and exports! were announced by the department of commerce. Imports were $262,000,000, an increase of nearly $26,000,000 over September, 1917, and exports $560, ! 000,000, an increase of about $100, 000,000. For the nine months ending September, 1918, imports were $2,822, 000,000, an Increase of $40,000,000, while exports for the nine months, val ued at $4,561,000,000, represented a' slight decrease. j Sound Under Water. The velocity with which sound trav els through water is more than four times as great as through the air. As long ago as 1827 the sound of a belli under water was transmitted over 21 miles. ! iSBSQBKj Christmas IS NEAR Here Are a Few Suggestions for Your Christmas Eats FRUITS Extra Fancy Apples, Large Juicy Oranges, Bananas, Grape Fruit, Cranberries VEGETABLES * Head Lettuce, Large Crisp Celery, Rad ishes, Green Onions, Cucumbers, Wax Beans, Parsley, Green Peppers, Cauliflower, Artichokes, Tomatoes. We Also Have a Nice Assortment of the Following: Figs, Dates, Glacied Cherries, Citron, Lemon and Orange Peels, Plum Pudding, Fig Pudding, Mince Meat. * Bybee's Grocery F. M. BYBEE, Prop. i Phone 166 Blackfoot li^i r^i r/yvi r^v) >v^si >V4Y1 r r?gv; r^vi r/asi j i. -1 ? I UPPER PRESTO i Miss Lila Lyons is working for Mrs. R. P. Hansen. The Higley boys have sold part of their ,cattle. Mr. and Mrs. E W Hansen had as their guests Sunday Mr. and Mrs. f | Willis Higley. Mrs. J. W. Stoddard went to Idaho Falls Monday to nurse some sick folks. Mr. and Mrs. Antone Anderson I motored to Idaho Falls Friday. S ram that his brother was killed in France. The family of Will Mecham are Just recovering from the influenza, seventeen people were all sick with the disease at the same time. Refael Larsen's brother and wife are here visiting for a sftortr time. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Byrley of Ririe were visitors at the home of R. R. Hansen's since Saturday Alvin Slbbett received a letter from his brother Will who has been In F'rance since last spring. He is in Belgium now and is feeling fine. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wilson were visitors In Firth Friday. / Mr. and Mrs. Will Hansen (are the proud parents of a baby b<^y born Dec. 14. Mother and baby lire do in gnicely. * \ Joseph Conway received a tele of ing to -♦ | SPRINGFIELD ♦' HM '»' b»i -» l «»- M «»- i -» l 4' I ♦ 1 4 1 i > J t The W. W. Stevens family were Christmas shoppers in Blackfoot Monday. The funeral services for Ida, Ed wards were held Sunday afternoon at the cemetery. Thomas Blackburn was the speaker. The floral offer ings were beautiful and many friends were gathered to pay their last re spects to the deceased. Don Shelman, L. Shelman, Russel Wallace and Loren Shelman were Blackfoot visitors Tuesday. G. N. Chamberlain was in Black foot on business Tuesday. A. A Line was in Blackfoot Tues day. A. J. Snyder is loading a car of alfalfa seed to be shipped to M. Ly man. Oscar Sommercorn returned Mon day from Camp Fremont. Oscar is A WORD TO OUR TRADE WE ARE ENJOYING ANOTHER MERRY CHRIST MAS, and while it is passing happily by, we extend cordially our greetings to the trade for the splendid patronage they have shown us and we have done our best under the circum stances in getting and selling our merchandise at a price that every customer should feol satisfied. The new year looks brighter in many respects, and we shall be loyal and keep our prices at the lowest basis that the quality of our merchandise will allow. At present our Christmas line is full, we have sufficient clerks to serve you both promptly and courteously. Wishing all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Sincerely yours, The ANDRUS STORE WARDELL CLINGER, Manager. Firth Idaho the first soldier to return to Spring Held. His brother Jeff left with the draft contingnts and is now in France. Raymond Stevens of the medical corps sent home some snap shots taken of the famous city of Metz. H. Berg is ill and Is reported to have the flu. Mrs. Hugh Wells Is improving, after a dangerous attack of the in fluenza. Mrs. Bert Hoskins and children of Portage, Utah are visiting with her parents Mr. and Mrs. E. U. Wells. Mr. and Mrs. Hoskins recently lost their daughter with the influenza. The R. R. Davis family drove to Blackfoot Monday. ♦ REPORT ON FT. HALL IRRIGATION SYSTEM WASHINGTON — The commis sioner of Indian affairs in his annual report, discussing irrigation on the Fort Hall reservation in Idaho says: 'Some 12,000 acres within this reservation were cultivated during the past year, 7712 acres by lessees of Indian land and 6085 acres by the Indians themselves, an increase of over 3000 acres, crops are alfalfa, grain, potatoes and sugar beets, the aggregate value of the crops raised on this project dur ing the year exceeding $500,000. A number of difficulties hamper the most successful operation of this system. The canals and ditches con structed years ago are not of suf ficient grade and carrying capacity to serve the area ultimately to be irrigated. The principal Other Faults Detailed 'The raid growth of aquatic plants quickly diminishes the carrying ca pacity of the canals, already too lim ited; concrete structures improperly designed and constructed, without steel reinforcing, are constantly ^racking and settling. Exposure to 'rigid frost action during the long winters augments this trouble. Other approprlators of the Blackfoot river, above the reservation headings, di vert water justly belonging to the Indians and constant attention Is de manded to see that their rights are protected. Excess waste, return and drainage waters discharged into Sand cheek by white irrigators, flow down lntO|one of our main canals in such Intermittent quantities as to ser iously Jeopardize Its successful op eration, frequently resulting in con siderable damage to the govern ment's proprty."