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OFFICIAL PAPER OF CITY AND COUNTY
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BLACKFOOT, BINGHAM COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 1919
Vol. XV. No. 27
MAUqOUS SPIRIT 0FJX-KA1SER
SHOWN IN HIS EARLY CHILDHOOD
Several Incidents are Recoiled Showing His Hatred
of Everything English, Even When
He was a Small Boy
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RULED FOR THIRTY YEARS
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LONDON.—"The kaiser, who Is
fifty-nine years of age, is the eldest
son of the emperor, Frederick III,
and the Empress Victoria, Princess
Royal of England," writes an inti
mate acquaintance of William Ho
henzollern in the London Herald.
"He has reigned thirty years, suc
ceeding to the throne on June 15,
1888.
"The malicious spirit revealed in
the boy developed Into the most
fiendish character that ever possessed
the being of a man. That spirit as
serted itself at the age of five when,
at the wedding of his uncle, after
wards King Edward VII, he becam^
restive and was handed over to the
Dukes of Connaught and Eding
brugh.
After a little trouble he relapsed
Into a suspicious quiet, which was
followed by smothered exclamations
of pain. He had crept under a chair
and bitten both his uncles severely
In the calves of their legs.
"That was when he first came to
England. The next time he came
was shortly after he had finished his
university career and had gone Into
the army, on his return to his regi
ment from that visit he declared him
self a pronounced Anglophobe, and
continually invleghed, in season and
out, against England, Englishmen
and English ways.
No Redeeming Feature
''One day, on return to barracks,
his nose began to bleed.
'What's the matter?' an officer
asked him.
" 'That, thank God,' said William,
Ms the last drop bf English blood
draining out of my system.'
"He hadn't even the redeeming
feature of anything approaching filial
conduct. While his dead father's
body was lying in the palace at Frted
richskron he surrounded the building
with a large body of soldiers, headed
by a German officer whose reputa
tion for brutality and recklessness
was byword even in Germany, and
started to ransack the building.
"The alleged cbiect of this out
rage was the search for the memoirs
of his father, whicir were said to
co*er a period of 11,1 r* y years.
"It was given out that it was the
Intention of the Empress Frederick
to publish these mpmolrs, to the pre
judice of Germany and its new
kaiser. With this explanation the
people of Germany were content.
"The kaiser's aggressive mustache,
the pride of its vain owner and the
Joy of every caricaturist, was the in
vention of a superior valet, Herr
Haby. It was 'fixed' by the inven
tion of a toilet water, to which Haby
gave the name, 'Es 1st erreicht,'
which corresponds to our English
word eureka.
Personal Vanity Great
"His personal vanity proclaimed
Itself in a thousand ways; in the
fashion of his mustache, in his love
for uniforms, and in the improtnace
he attached to them and to titles.
He was entitled to wear 150 different
kinds of foreign uniforms alone,
while the variety of German uni
forms he could assume brought the
total well ever 600. He once con
fessed to the ownership of 18,000
neckties. I
"The dramatic break between the
kaiser and Bismarck—so strikingly
protrayed by Sir John Tenniel in his
Continued on page three
ANOTHER SOLDIER HOME
Ray Eskleson, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Eskleson of this city, received his
discharge from Camp Fremont, Cal.
and returned home Wednesday.
Mr. Eskleson was among those
soldier boys sent from here to Camp
Lewis last August.
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FARM BUREAU
MEETING POSTPONED
The annual meeting of the Bing
ham County Farm Bureau has been
postponed Indefinitely. When a
definite date is set we shall announce
it thru our columns. __
GET YOUR EYES
RIGHT
And your glasses right. It will
your health and eyes and
future trouble. See
Dr. H. H. Scarborough
At the Eccles Hotel Wednesday,
Jan. 22. Let him stop your
headaches.
save
Governor Simplifies
State Government
Introduce a Measure for Reduc
^ lng Forty-eight Depart
ments to Yiine
EXECUTIVE LOSES NO TIME
BOISE, Jan. 14.—Striking right at
the heart of his big business problem
as chief executive of the State of
Idaho, D. W. Davis the new governor
of the stae, literally roiled up his
sleeves and waded in today to make
good his promise for a business ad
ministration and to put indelibly the
stamp of action on his forcast of leg
islation contained in his message to
the legislature.
In one of the most strikingly com
prehensive and most progressive bills
evei introduced by a governor of a
western state and paralled by
only one other case in the history of
state legislation, Governor Davis to
day introduced a bill Into the legis
lature which takes over forty?elght
separate departments of the state
government and places them under
heads thereby saving the state thou
sands of dollars and much nee Hess
waste of time and energy.
But the same legislative act will
create five advisory boards for the
same number of departments which
will constitute expert •opinion and
thru its members reflect the opinions
of and represent the public in a way
which has not before been accom
plished.
. With characteristic business sense
Governor Davis has approached this
business problem just as he would
reorganize a bank or other business
Institution should he be responsible
for its success as such," said Speaker
M. A. Kiger of the house today.
No piece of legislation presented to
an Idaho legislature tn the history of
the state has before caused the com
ment heard today. In this comment
there was no adverse criticism. All
legislators seem to agree that its
principle more than Btood the test.
Many of them knew that political
scientists held no disagreement about
tbe efficiency of such a plan.
Were the bill to be voted on to
day in both houses it would pass by
acclamation. But that there will be
some opposition to its enactment into
a law seems certain to observers
here. This will come, however, from
the officer-holder who sees his
cynosure slipping away, say the po
litical wiseacres. These men who
now hold office and would be dis
placed under the governor's business
efficiency plan are for the most part
rather strong politically in their
homes.
One legislator from northern
Idaho put It this way today,
fellow from home who holds a job is
going to ask his legislator to pro
tect his place at the plubllc trough.
Ninety per cent of the members—
yes 95 per cent, would not run their
own business the way the state's
business is run and the public agrees
with them. The way I sum It up is
that there will be on the opposition
side the professional, mercenary po
litician and opposed to him will be
the public and Its good. In view of
the supreme importance of the meas
ure and the personal pressure of the
self-Beeking office holdA on the leg
islators, I strongly advise that those
interested in the business good of the
state urge their representatives to
stand fast on the bill.
What the Bill Provides
The supercedance of forty-eight
departments by nine.
The saving of thousands of dollars
expense.
Making the governor directly an
swerable to the people for the busi
ness efficiency of his administration.
Provision of a cabinet to advise
with the governor on all important
matters, composed of heads of de
partments.
Placing of state finances on a
sound business basis.
Direct representation of the people
thru advisory boards composed of
nine members to serve without pay
for five departments.
To receive expert advise and real
public, opinion thru the personnel of
the advisory boards, all the members
of which serve for patriotic reasons.
No addition of functions bat a far
more ranid attention to nubile m&t
The
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An elimination of red tape and con
gestion of public affairs.
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4* WE WILL TELL YOU
A WEEK FROM NOW 4*
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4* The state council of defense. +
4- st Boise hss been trying in vain: 4*
4* to outline something suitably 4*
4* for Idaho to do or build in com- ♦
4* mention of the deeds of our 4*
4* victorious army and navy and ♦
4- our returning , soldiers, but up dr
4* to date t^ey. have only been feel- ♦
4* lng around for an objective. 4*
,4> If they will study long-*
4* enough about the matter, and 4*
v if they are sincere, they will 4*
4* probably reach conclus ions f
4* from wuich there will be no re- *
4* action and no deflection, ihe 4*
4* editor of this paper is not Bug- 4;
4* gesting anything for the state 4*
4* of Idaho. Bingham county is 4>
aaout our size. We think we 4*
4* understand Bingham county 4
T and its people, their needB and 4
4- their capabilities.
4- On Friday the twenty-fourth 4
4* of Januray, we will tell, the peo- 4*
4* pie of this county what we think 4*
4* they ought to do as a memorial 4*
4* to all those who helped to win 4
+ the war. We will tell what the 4*
4* editor thinks will be a suitable 4*
4* expression of their conception 4
4* of victory and progress. Some- 4*
4* thing that will be written more 4
4* clearly in the hearts of the 4>
4* cn..aren of men, with each sue- 4
4* ceeding year.
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K. P. ELECTS OFFICERS
Members of the K. P. lodge con
ducted a business and social njeet
iqp at the lodge rooms Tuesday even
ing. The following were elected to
serve as officers for the coming year:
vV. R. Robbins, re-elected chancellor,
Howard Snodgrass, vice-chancellor,
Everett Sanders, prelate, Hamilton
Wright, master of work, Blanchard
Steward, master at arms, Don Geyer
inner guard, Charles S. Pelkey, outer
guard, Charles Simons, keeper of re
cords and seals, W. F. Berryman,
master of oxchecquer, Wilford Chap
man, paige.
After the business was disposed of
an enjoyable social time was enjoyed
and at mid-night a delicious supper
was served.

YOUNG MAN DIES
Kleth Nelson, son of Mr. and Mrs.
John Nelson of Sterling, died at the
home of his parents, Monday, Jan.
13, after suffering with influenza.
Mr. Nelson grew to young man
hood at Sterling and the friends and
companions who will miss him are
numerous. His parents were among
the first Sterling settlers.
At the present time the father and
a younger brother Park, are danger
ously ill with the disease.
In order that all parts
of the county might be -'V
getting good roads at
once, I would have this
kind of an outfit working
in each commissioners'
district, and the gravel
to
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EDITOR SUGGESTS
Chapter VII
Tbe General Plan
There is a mountain of fine gravel
and commit within one-third „of a
mile of the beet railroad at Goshen,
and railroad tracks would be ex
tended up to the foot 1 of the gravel
deposits on a light grade. One track
would be built up the gulch by the
side of the deposits on a heavy
grade. It would be bo arranged that
a train of gravel cars, dump cars,
could be pushed up Into position and
loaded with a steam shovel. As each
car was filled, lessening the brakes
would allow it to move down and let
the next car come to the shovel to be
loaded. When the whole train was
loaded It would be allowed to run
down apposite the switch or on the
switch tnd the next train of «.» oty
cits would be brought up.
Part Done by Rail
The crew that brought up the emp
ties would take the loaded cars down
the valley and distribute them whore
pfer work was being done. The
means of unloading cars would ne to
push them up on a trestle called a,
high fine and dump all gravel Into
bins under the trsek. These bii.s
would be high enough to allow wag
ons to drive under and be loaded by
dumping gravel from the bins. It
*oiiUl take only a few moments to
load each wagon and no hand work
would be needed aside from pulling
the lever to open rnd close the bin
Part Done by Power
A tractor or caterpillar is built,
suitable for hauling four dump wag
ons, and each dump wagon carries
about two yards, about three tons of
gravel. Hie string carries abo it
twelve tons and two men operate a
string. Arriving at the place, where
the gravel Is to be dumped, levers
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+ WASHINGTON, Jan. 15.— +
+ Representative Smith of Idaho, +
4* in conference with the commis- 4*
4* pioner of the 'general land of- +
4* lice, finds that the interior da- +
4* partment is disposed to favor 4*
4* fhe incorporation of 2.4,000 4*
4* acres of land in the Twin Falls +
.4* Oakley irrigation project in 4
4* Idaho against' 20,500 acres for +
4* which the old state land board 4*
4* asked a patent.
Land office investigations 4*
4* shpwn that 3500 acres can be 4*
4* added to the irrigable area of 4*
4* this project and the matter is 4*
4* to be submitted to the new land 4
4* board, in the expectation that 4*
4* it will favor Increase in the pro- 4
4* ject, as recommended by the 4*
4* land commissioner.
4* The senate on Sunday next 4
4* will hold a special session, 4
4* devoted to eulogies on the late 4*
4* Senator James H. Brady of'4*
4* Idaho. Senator Borah will de- 4*
4* liver the opening address, to 4*
4* be followed by Senator Smoot 4*
4* of Utah' Pomerene of Ohio, 4*
4- Chamberlain of Oregon Thomas 4*
4* of Colorado and Page of Ver- 4*
4* mont, with Senator Nugent of 4*
4* Idalio closing.
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SAD NEWS
Monday morning E. N. Bingham
of Groveland received a telegram ad
vising him of the death of his brother
Jesse Bingham. Mr. Bingham, who
has been in the army service since
fast August, died Monday morning
in a hospital at Portland, Ore.
Not long ago an Injury In a gov
ernment logging camp, necessitated
his, removal to the hospital. While
there he contracted influenza which
caused his death.
Mr. Bingham leaves a wife, several
brothers and sisters, besides many
friends to mourn his early demise.
Funeral services will be held at
his uome in Moore and interment,
will be made in the Moore cemetery.
ENTERTAINED AT DINNER
Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Weldon Rob
bins of this -city entertained the H.
M. Gray family of McDonaldville
at a delicious dinner.
Covers were laid for Mr. and Mrs.
Gray, Misses Sarah Gray, Esther Bel
gum, May Harden, v Gladys Robbins
and the host and hostess.
Mr. and Mrs. Gray and daughter
expect to leave the first of next week
for their new home near Arco.
are drawn and as the wagons move
slowly, the gravel is scattered out on
the road. The wagons have a device
that enables the tractorman to turn
around in the road, or if he prefers
he can unhitch and run his engine to
the opposite end of the string and
hitch on so he pulls the wagons back
wards to the place of loading. The
wagons ore reversible, and the opera
tor needs only to move a bolt to make
either end pliable and the opposite
end firm like any other vehicle. It
Is not profitable to haul materials
more than four or five miles with
such an outfit, so the high lines
should be built within eight or ten
miles of each other.* With the be
ginning of this undertaking of mak
ing roads in Bingham county, twelve
high lines would be built, aqd they
would be made permanent with a
view of having them last a genera
tion.
No Hand Work Here
The means of making the road
would be to have* a set of machines
prepare the surface before the gravel
arrived. If the roadbed was not
graded the way It ought to be It
would first be put in proper form.
Then it would be put into condition
as to softening to receive and mlg
with the gravel. There is a machine
called a scarifier, to scar the surface
of a road when it is hard and dry. It
is like a large, strong harrow, and
each spike tears absolutely to the
depth it is set at. The ground would
be lossened six Inches deep and
gravel poured on four inches deep as
nearly as could be gauged. Then
the barrow or scarifier would pass
over to pack them down together.
Then another coat of fine gravel six
inches deep would be poured on and
'dragged and rolled down. During
the part of the season when the
ground was too dry to pack well,
some kind of pumping outfit would
be operating to pour water on the
Continued on page eight
FERTILE PLAINS OF SNAKE RIVER -
VALLEY TO BE PUT UNDER IRRIGATION
Local Men Spreading Plan* and Gathering
Data for Big Project. Thoughtful Men
Taking Hold Without Delay
SENDING DELEGATES TO WASHINGTON
New Famine
In News Print
Foreign Countries Taking American
Product. Influenza Taking Print
ers and Publishers
NEWSPAPERS SUSPENDING
The coming of peace and the open
ing of world markets for print paper
are bringing about conditions of
famine in American paper mar
kets, exactly the reverse, of
what was expected a few
weeks ago when the war indust
ries board released publishers from
the drastic rules covering print con
sumption.
Before the war, America Imported
a great deal of print paper, and dur
ing the war, we had to depend on
American mills for the supply.'
There have been no new mills built,
and only two have increased their
capacity in ten years, and now the
paper supply in America is only suf
ficient to last the American publish
ers six weeks, and England, France,
Belgium, Italy and South American
countries are bidding up in a* desper
ate scramble to get paper, and ships
to carry it to those countries. If it
were not for the scarcity of ships, the
paper supply In America would pro
bably be wiped out before spring,
and publishers who have no supply
1 be shipping it in by express
frofi the mills to make connections
quick enough to save them from sus
pension.
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A Hazardous Enterprise
The conditions brought about in
newspaperdom by the war and influ
enza, make the newspaper business
one of the very hazardous enter
prises. The casualty lists have cut
down heavily upon the supply of
skilled man power in the printing in
dustries, and the epidemic is taking
publishers in a way that is a source
of continual surprise and alarm. The
lists of deaths printed from week to
week in such reports as the Publish
ers' Auxiliary and other special com
pilations, and the growing lists of
newspapers advertised for sale, show
almost panicky condition in that
Printers and publishers are
an
line.
not trained and qualified In a day nor
a year, and the available supply Is
going lower, while the price of their
services is mounting higher. With
a long paper famine in prospect, and
a shortage of skilled workers to pro
duce newspapers, men of national re
putation writing on the subject pre
dict sharp advances In the price of
subscriptions and advertising and a
decided thinning out of newspapers.
* Raising the Rates
Already the little newspapers all
over the country are announcing an
advance of 25 per cent in price, and
some that raised the price within the
past .few months due to general
rises In expenses, are embarrassed
now by the fact that they did not
raise enough to cover the present
prospects, and yet they are bound to
deliver on all paid subscriptions at
the price and according to the time
fixed in the receipts given to the cus
raised its price last fall will have a
tomers. The country newspaper that
lot of ttouble raising it again this
winter or spring. Announcement
has Just been made of the Milwaukee
dailies doubling the sale price of
their papers sold on the streets and
at news stands, giving as their rea
son the Increased price of everything
that enters into the making of a
newspaper.
Dubois Idaho Has Experience
The two newspapers at Dubois,
Idaho, the Banner and the Enter
prise, were rather hard hit by the
recent influenza outbreak. Editor
Button of the Enterprise and his
family were laid up for about five
weeks, and as help is scarce in that
section Editor N. E. Reynolds of the
Banner drafted a printer from the
farm and got out both papers until
the Enterprise man was able to get
back to the office. As Editor Rey
nolds is also city clerk and police
judge of Dubois, and had to attend
to bis official duties as well as look
after the two newspapers, It is a safe
bet he was a very busy man. The
printer employed on the Banner was
tbe only man to die in Dubois from
the epidemic. Mr. Reynolds had only
the assistance of the farmer-printer
and his twelve year old daughter dur
ing the trying time, but weathered
(Oontinned on Pag* Eight.)
The task of gathering data to lay
before congress on which to secure
an appropriation for one of the big
irrigation projects of the west is pro
gressing, with new interest and new
help being added every day.
Clerks at Work
At a meeting of the board of con
trol held on Wednesday afternoon, it
was found that the work of compiling
information at the Blackfoot land of.
flee might be sufficiently completed
so that the next lap of the work could
be taken up in Washington, and ar
rangements were made to have Judge
J. H. Andersen leave for the national
capital Wednesday, January 22.
There will be a great deal of work
to be done there searching the rec
ords of several departments, to secure
the data needed to makp a showing
on which to base the request for an
appropriation for preliminary sur
veys. Bingham county will be asked
to appropriate $1000 for preliminary
work, the state $10,000, and the fed
eral government $100,000. About
$1000 dollars has already been con
tributed by individuals, and a mem
bership drive by mail is being con
ducted to secure funds to keep the
work going. The men who are push
ing the matter are giving of their
own time and money, and only those
doing clerical work are receiving any
compensation. J. H. Andersen's ex
penses will be paid on this Washing
ton trip, but he gives his time.
Treasurer Gives a Bond
Treasurer M. O. Monroe arranged
to give a security bond in the sum of
$10,000 for the safe keeping of the
funds, and the board of control con
sisting of F. A. Seeger, R. E. Hughes
and Norman Geyer; tn connection
with the president and secretary, will
audit alh accounts for expenditures.
The purpose of all present effolrts la
to secure Information on which to
base appropriations to b*e used in get
ting more information thru prelim
inary surveys for extensions of the
Dubois project, and storage facilities
for storing the flood waters of Snake
river during the spring and early
summer for use In watering the semi
arid lands in the Snake river plains
between Snake river on the east, and
Big Lost river, Little Lost river and
birch creek on the west, comprising
about 300,000 acres in Bingham
county, and about a million acres in
all.
Millions of New Wealth
These lands have no particular
value in their wild state, but are held
at about $10 an acre when patented
and plowed. They will be worth
$100 an acre when irrigated. On this
line of reasoning, a million acres re
claimed means an increased wealth
of ninety million dollars added to
the country, at an exenditure of per
haps one-third of that amount, and
the money so expended will largely
find Its way into the possession of the
people of this valley. The creation
of the new farms will increase the
commercial activities for all time to
come.
Three Meetings Today
A committee made arrangements
to leave BlaXskfoot at 9 o'clock this
Friday morning, to hold conferences
with business men at Firth, Shelley
and Idaho Falls today, to Interest
them in the project, and secure their
co-operation. Idaho Falls is inter
ested, and President Pike of tha
Rotary club has arranged to enter
tain the Blackfoot men at a dinner
at the Eleanor hotel today, at which
time matters will be outlined and
further plans laid.
Local Men Laying Hold
On Wednesday evening there was
a meeting of local men at a dinner
at the Eccles hotel, for the purpose
of visiting and discussing anything
they chose. At the close of the meal
they spent about five minutes talk
ing about the revision of the rural
mail routes of Bingham county, and
two hours talking of the new irriga
tion project. A keen interest was
manifested by all present, and all
agreed that conditions are especially
favorable for getting a hearing and
securing results if prompt action is
taken. There were present at tha
meeting, District Judge F. J. Cowen,
Col. M. A. Fugate, James Christen
sen and R. G. Bills, of the board of
county commissioners, L. C. Collins
cashier of the v irst National bank W.
H. Stufflebeam of the Bingham Ab
stratc company, George M. Jorgensen
of the Jorgensen Grocery company,
J. R. Jones of the Bingham County
News ,Byrd Trego of the Idaho Re
publican, J. H. Anderson of the firm
of Thomas & Anderson, lawyers, Ro
bert Peterson of Bybee's Grocey, Ira
Taylor cf the firm of Taylor brothers,
contractors, I' A Seeger of ..he
Seeger-Bundlie company, G. J.
Rucker salesman of the Bills Auto
company, Walter Hagen, president
and J. A. Stewart, executive secre
tary of the Snake River Development
association, Norman Geyer and R. B.
Hughes of the board of control and
Wesley Lands, foreman at the Re
publican office.

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