ffetlSl Waists for
OFFERING AMPLE SCOPE FOR
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
The Home of Popular Prices"
The bargain basement should be visited for the useful house
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
The commissioners met in regular
session Monday, Dec. 16. The fol
lowing matters were considered and
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
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
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
Covers were laid for the Misses
Crenshaw, Berthene Barlow, Wood,
Schroeder, Henley, Mrs. Dubois the
guest of honor and the host and
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
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
This notice is given in accordance
with section 2119, Revised Codes of
Idaho, as ammended by an act of the
legislature approved March 11,
A. H. SIMMONS,
HAS GONE TO PAHSIMEROI
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
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
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
clerical help as the work of this of
One stenographer and
County Superintendent of Schools.
CO-OPERATION IN PALESTINE
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
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
"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
"Good will among men is a prime
necessity of reasonable living."—Arn
"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 '
| 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
FOR A LAUGH
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
A dollar Is worth only fifty-four cents
compared with what It was when you
got the loan."
"Dey eay soap
Is goin' to be more
"I hope It is,"
Pete. "I've wait
ed years fur some
^**5^ half-way excuse
fur not usin' It"
Evidently a Novice:
"You told me you were an experi
enced waiter," said the restaurant
, "How do you know Fm not?"
"You said *tbank you' for a 25 cent
"Didn't you think the new play rath
"Well, no; I thought it rather thin."
She—I was a fool when I married
' He—That Is what all my friends told
me at the time.
"And what did
the doctor tell
"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."
"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.
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
Here Are a Few Suggestions for
Your Christmas Eats
Extra Fancy Apples, Large Juicy Oranges,
Bananas, Grape Fruit, Cranberries
Head Lettuce, Large Crisp Celery, Rad
ishes, Green Onions, Cucumbers, Wax
Beans, Parsley, Green Peppers, Cauliflower,
We Also Have a Nice Assortment of the
Following: Figs, Dates, Glacied Cherries,
Citron, Lemon and Orange Peels, Plum
Pudding, Fig Pudding, Mince Meat.
F. M. BYBEE, Prop.
li^i r^i r/yvi r^v) >v^si >V4Y1 r r?gv; r^vi r/asi
Miss Lila Lyons is working for
Mrs. R. P. Hansen.
The Higley boys have sold part of
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
Mr. and Mrs. Antone Anderson
motored to Idaho Falls Friday.
S ram that his brother was killed in
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
♦' HM '»' b»i -» l «»- M «»- i -» l 4' I ♦ 1 4 1
The W. W. Stevens family were
Christmas shoppers in Blackfoot
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
A. J. Snyder is loading a car of
alfalfa seed to be shipped to M. Ly
Oscar Sommercorn returned Mon
day from Camp Fremont. Oscar is
A WORD TO
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
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.
The ANDRUS STORE
WARDELL CLINGER, Manager.
the first soldier to return to Spring
Held. His brother Jeff left with the
draft contingnts and is now in
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
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
REPORT ON FT. HALL
WASHINGTON — The
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
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
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