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FADDISH? Sill 777y> WE JA US FY El/ERY taste 1 s / |\ It Makes No Difference what your ideas in Jewelry are, if you make them known to us we will fill yau!r requirements. We Are Specialists in our line and pride ourselves on our ability to satisfy you. ' ** Whether You Know what you want or are looking for suggestions 'twill pay you to see us. WHAT WE SAYJTIS-/T JS \ lei A z/ 1 ' C y ■is 3 V , Blackfoot, Idaho. IDAHO IS HEDGING BOISE, Ida.—With the passage by both the house and senate of a joint memorial to congress by Representa tive McDonald of the Idaho legisla ture, the law making body of the state goeB on record on one of the most important road measures ever before congress. The federal bodies have before them the bank head and other hills which make a huge difference in the federal appropriations to Idaho for coast road building. As is generally known the govern ment has appropriated $600,000,000 to be available by July 1, 1924. Of this amount $75,000,000 is available by July 1 of this year. Idaho's share of this amount is $906,000 which must be used before July 1, 1922. The same amount is available next year and even more than this for the years following. According to the provisions of the federal aid act this state, as well as others, must appro priate and spend an equal amount •with the federal government each year. A difficulty hard to surmount Is presented in this phase of the mat ter for in the sparsely settled states the burden of taxation would fall too heavily on a few to take com plete advantage of the federal act. It is pointed out by the state high way engineer that in 1910 there were but four persons per square mile in Idaho. The memorial by Representa tive McDonald asks that the govern ment's share be increased to the ex tent that but 26 per cent would be provided by local funds, amounts to $480,000 per year for Idaho as against $906,000 annually which theh law at present proposes. It Is to meet this problem of sparsely settled states that the Bank head bill was submitted to congress and endorsment by the inter-mount ain states will do much towards se curing its passage, it is believed her*. This RESEMBLES EXPERIENCE OF LONGFELLOW'S EVANGELINE Mrs. A. M. Stewart of Blackfoot and Pocatello is still in correspond ence with the British government trying to prove the identy of her son George, who is near Manchester, England, wanting to come home to his native land and the good old Snake river valley in particular. Readers of our paper will remem ber that we published an account of him a few weeks ago, saying that he ran away from home during the Spanish-American war when the family lived near Riverside, west of Blackfoot, and they never heard from him for twenty years. Once they had what seemed to be some clue of him in South America, but nothing ever came of it. Last September when he was fighting in the British army he was sent to a hospital in England, and wrote some letters in an effort to find his people. His brother Earl was at that time working as an aviator at Manchester within three or four miles of where he lay in the hospital, but neither of them knew about the other. Before letters could be exchanged, Earl was on his way home, and in December he landed back in America. He arrived at Blackfoot last Friday, and is now at work in the Service garage op posite the Republican office in Black foot. He brought with him a piece of pro peller from a Curtis plane, and it stands in the display window of the garage. Mrs. Stewart is sending photos and various other things to England to prove George's identy. in an in B, in ♦ FREEING IDAHO OF GROUND SQUIRRELS WASHINGTON, D. C.—By com bating ground squirrels Idaho farm ers saved over $1,250,000—In crops during 1918. Twenty-two counties and 4025 farmers co-operated with the biological survey of the United States department of agriculture in stamping out the squirrel pest, and as a result 277,761 acres were cleared of the rodents. It is estimated that this ground squirrel eradication work in Idaho saved at least 6 per cent of the total crops of that state which formerly went to pay the yearly rodent tribute. As one farmer phrases it, "I used to consider that the squirrels had a mortgage on 26 per cent of my crops as they devoured one-fourth of all I produced. Now after I have cleared my farm of squirrels, I harvest and save 100 per cent of all the crops I grow." of ing of in as of its key the LANE LOOKS TO IDAHO by the the the for Of the the BOISE, Ida.—Deep interest is be ing expressed here over a series of conferences being held between Sec retary of the interior Lane and the senators from Idaho at the national capitol. Three great irrigation projects which will need government aid are in the making. They are the Sunny side project between Mountain Home and Nampa; the Dubois project ly iny west of Dubois on the Sweet Sage flats; and the Bruneau project be tween Twin Falls and Bruneau. The largest would reclaim more than a million acres. In addition there is the Black Canyon project in the south-western part of Idaho. Irrigation experts here agree that each proposition is entirely feasible and that water enough can be im pounded to take care of these im provements and vastly increase the material wealth of the state. ♦ METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH Sub-District Meeting, Feb 10-11 Is in be of Monday Evening 7.30 p. m.—Praise service. 8.00 p. m.—Five model four minute men addresses by Methodist min ute men. 8.30 p. m.—Address by district sup erintendent. 9.00 p. m.—Steropticon lecture .Dr. J. J. Lace Tuesday, Feb, 11 9.00 a. m.—Devotional address .Dr. J. J. Lace 9.30 a. m.—The Centenary and World Reconstruction . Dr. George Mecklenburg —How I Use my Con Rev. J. Place 10.00 a. m. stintuency List 10.30 a. m.—Practical Evangel Rev. W. L. Wemett 11.00 a. m.—The Practical As pects of Church Fiance . ism .Dr. H. B. Johnson 1.30 p. m.—Departmental conference (a) Methodist minute men (b) Unit leaders. (c) Unit secretaries 2.30 p. m.—Organizing the Sun E. C. Koerner 3.00 p. m.—Missionary Program in the Sunday School Session . C. H. Barnstable 3.30 p. m.—The Epworth League and the Centenary . a day school * .Herma Albertson 4.00 p. m.—Round-table discus sion 4.30 p. m.—The Centenary Litera ture 7.30 p. m.—Praise service 8.00 p .m.—Steropticon lecture, ''The World Challenge of the Methodist Church . Dr. J. J. Lace Dr. George Mecklenburg .Dr. George Mecklenburg A very strong team is scheduled for this conference. They are Dr. J. J. Lace, Dr. H. B. Johnson and Dr. George Mecklenburg. All the lectures and addresses will be given in the church. There will be the regular services next Sunday as usual. ♦ EDUCATION FOR RETURNED SOLDIERS Rehabilitation work in the matter of education for soldiers is one of the problems confronting the country today. Many young men whose plans had been completed for university courses will unquestionably now seek colleges where they can com plete their training in the shortest possible time. More intensified courses of study and more practical training will ap peal to men who want to get into actual work at an early date. The Polytechnic college of engine ering and vocational training located in Oakland, Cal., is an institution that is attracting the attention of many soldier boys who desire to get an enlgneerlng education in the shortest possible time. This college was selected by the war department to give many courses in vocational training under section B, S. A. T. C. The college is planning to continue in a general way these intensified and practical courses, not only for sol diers, but for all young men who wish to specialize in certain definite engineering professions. the did able can a road The tile week DOES NOT FAV OR ROAD BUILDING and was James Larson was in from Route 1 Tuesday and in speaking of the road question he said he was not in favor of bonding the county to fix the roads yet. He preferred to wait until other bonds and debts are paid up and us ing the roads as they are. DESIRES OF UOIIS DELEGATES OF FIVE GREAT POW ERS COMPARE ASPIRATION8 WITH THOSE OF FRIENDS. Problem Shows Many Mixed Phases, but It Is Evident Heavy Indemnities Will Be Demanded and a Divi sion of Territory Expected. Paris.—The delegates of the five great powers are now in a position to compare clearly their own aspirations and those of all their allied friends and to see the differences that must be reconciled. The maximum of hopes, often overlapping, has been told freely and it remains for the peace confer ence to adjust them into a co-ordinated whole. France wants, first of all, Alsace Ldrraine unconditionally, and the right to discuss and ultimately to fix the French frontiers in their relation to the Rhine, which may require the cre ation of buffer states. One of these would be the Palatinate and another Rhenish Prussia. France also desires to annex the basin of the Sarre river, which might be called a re-annexation. France will insist that, so far as the left bank of the Rhine further to the north is concerned, the conference should forbid military works of any kind—barracks, bridgeheads, forts and fortresses—in that zone. The feeling is that the people inhabiting that zone should be free to decide for themselves whether they Wish to join France, form an independent state, or return to Germany. The French bill for reparation is not yet complete, but it has been an nounced in the chamber of deputies that it will be about 66,000,000,000 francs. Great Britain's delegation believes that a society of nations is desirable and obtainable and that it must be established by the present peace con ference. She advances no continental purposes other than those of a perma nent and just peace under the prin ciple of self-determination and that there shall be international freedom of transit by railroads and waterways, which is Great Britain's general defi nition of freedom of commerce in times of peace. Great Britain will take mandatory power over the German islands south, of the equator for Australia and over German Southwest Africa for the Union of Soutli Africa. She wlli sis'" have the mandate over GermS> East Africa and some parts of Arabia, and she has particular claims in this re spect over Mesopotamia. Great Brit ain will enter a pool with the other allies in the matter of indemnities, es pecially reparation for air raid dam ages and shipping losses. Belgium asks that her reparation for damages wrought by Germany shall be the first lien upon German assets to the extent of at least 15, 000,000,000 francs, *»r up to a much larger sum if Germany does not re turn the machinery and the materials taken from Belgium. Belgium believes that she should be paid first, because she was the first to be invaded, be cause she has suffered more from despoliation than any other country in the war. Italy asks for the Trentino as far as the Brenner pass, including the whole of southern Tyrol; Triest, Istria, Flume, Zara, Sebenico, the larger part of the Dalmatian Islands, Avlona and its hinterland, a protectorate over Al bania, possession of the islands in the Aegean which were taken from Tur key during the Tripolitan war and the province of Adalia if France and Eng land should take territory in Asia Minor. Territorial contentions in the Bal kans are complicated and present dif ficult problems. Rumania desires to retain possession of that portion of Russian Bessarabia given her by the central powers under the canceled treaty of Bucharest and now in her possession. All the other nations who have fought for world freedom have their demands, which will be considered by the peace congress. a is Passports Denied Negro Delegates. Washington—Passports for negroes desiring to attend a pan-African con gress at Paris have been refused by the state department, which an nounced that the French government did not consider the present a favor able time to hold such a conference. Munitions Train Explodes. Brussels.—Sixty German prisoners, three French officers and one Ameri can were killed and many injured when a munition train exploded on the rail road between Aubange and Long-Wy. The accident was due to a soldier dropping a shell. he 8horter Day for Textile Workers. Boston.—The grenter part of the tex tile Industry in New England will op erate on a basis of forty-eight hours a week henceforth. The employe? as sured the shorter hours number about 90,000. $3,000,000 for National Guard. Washington—An appropriation of $3,000,000 to, maintain the national guard at a strength of 106,000 officers and men during the next fiscal year was tentatively approved by the house military affairs committee. BEGIN PROBE INTO SECRETARY LANSING PRESIDENT OF BODY TO FIX RESPONSIBIL ITY FOR CONFLAGRATION. Will Establish Guilt of Those Respon sible for Premeditated Violation of Treaties and Will Also Fix the Penalties. five to the to cre the the an be in Paris.—Robert Lansing, the Ameri can secretary of state, was unupiinous ly elected president of the committee on responsibility far the war, which held its first meeting on February 3 at the foreign office. In proposing Secretary Lansing's name, Captain Andre Tardieu, the French member of the committee, said that before regulating a peace of jus tice it was necessary to impose penal ties upon the authors of the aggres sions which had brought death to mil lions. The work of the committee, he ex plained, would be first to study the facts which would establish the guilt of those responsible for premeditated violation of treaties and international law, and, second, to fix the penalties which would be defined and applied. He closed by proposing Secretary Lansing for president, whieh was ap proved by the committee. At the meeting of the commission on a society of nations Monday afternoon there was a general agreement to push the deliberations as rapidly as possible. *■ at of of AGREE ON OIL LEASING BILL. Alaska to B« Opened for Development Under Leasing System. Washington.—After months of de liberation, house and* senate conferees on Monday reached a final agreement on the oil leasing bill, under which more than 50,000,000 acres of govern ment-owned oil, gas, coal, phosphate and sodium lands in western states and Alaska would be opened for de velopment under a leasing system sub ject to a royalty, which, in the case of oil and gas, will be not less than one eighth of the gross value of produc tion. are ent the all ers Says Treason Lifts Its Head. Washington.—Criticising a meeting here at which the Russian soviet gov ernment was praised, Senator Thomas of Colorado, Democrat, declared in the senate that a powerful organization, which he did not name, was constantly at work to overthrow the American government. The senator said a mem ber of -lie house was "conspicuous" ^t the meeting, but that senate rules pro hibited him from naming him. Hordes of Idle Menace Berlin. Amsterdam.—Berlin is in the grip of the greatest unemployment crisis in its history. The government is threat ening to put into effect a system of compulsory employment, but the huge army of jobless men and women, now estimated at 150,000, is taking a defiant attitude. Most of the city's industries and stores are tied up by strikes. Russian Capital Bombarded. Stockholm.—Petrograd has been bombarded by Kronstadt artillery and many people have been killed, accord ing to travelers, who are quoted to this effect by the Finnish papers. Seri ous disorders are prevalent in Petro grad. President Addresses French Deputies. Paris.—President Wilson Monday evening delivered an address in the chamber of deputies, having as audi tors President Poincare, the presidents of the chamber and the senate, and large numbers of member^ of both houses of parliament, and the person nel of the French cabinet. Western tyen Coming Home. Washington.—Most of the Fortieth division, including practically all of the infantry units, has been assigned to early convoy, home, the war depart ment announced Monday. In the divi sion are California," Nevada, Utah, Col orado, Arizona and New Mexico na tional guardsmen. Would Fix Wheat Price at $2.26. Washington.—Grain dealers appear ing before the house agricultural com mittee proposed that the government pay the guaranteed price of $2.26 a bushel for the 1919 wheat crop and sell it to the consumer at the world market price, which they estimated would be about $1.25. Hines Favors Federal Control. General Hines, testifying before the senate In terstate commerce committee, declared he did not believe in government own ership, hut in organization of a few big railway companies subject to clos* government supervision. "Washington. — Director Food for the Czecho-Slovaks. Paris. — The food administration headquarters has announced that the American relief administration had re ceived a shipment of 25,000 tons of food from Triest at Prague for the Czecho-Slovaks. Monument to 8oldlers in Scotland. Washington.—The American Red Cross announced an appropriation of $30,826 for the erection and mainte nance of a monument on the Island of iBlay, Scotland, where are buried 1T9 American soldiers. Announcement! A New Enterprise Being Located Blackfoot Auto, Paint and Trim Shop Now Open for Business Located on Main Street four doors north of C. W. & M. Celluloid replaced in curtains. Latest style plate glass curtains. See us for any information in regards to auto trimming and paint in. WALLISE PAINTER LOOK FOR THE YELLOW AND GREEN FRONT Phone 278 » I ♦ I +- b » F » l +» l + 1 ♦ I ♦ 1 ♦ I ♦ I ♦ MORELAND *■ Lee Farnsworth, who has been ill with influenza, has recovered. John Beus has returned from a business trip to Salt Lake. Hyrum Baird, a real estate dealer and Mr. Jones from Sait Lake City, were here on business one day last week. While here they were gusts at the Harrison McKnight home. John Beus erected a new pump at the McKnight place Thursday. Farrell and Tompkins, the carpen ters, are busy erecting a place on top of the school house for the bell. Mr. and Mrs. Geen Lilijenquist entertained seventeen little friends of their daughter Irene on her birth day. Ice cream was served. William McKnight has been on the sick list for the past few days. Morse Jacobson, Alvie Leavett and Vernal Leavett motored to Hamer Thursday. Misp Lula Grives has returned, after a visit with relatives at Grove land. Mr. and Mrs. Wllford Chapman are recovering from the flu, but their two children are suffering with it now. Gene Liljenquist's sister is visiting friends and relatives here at the pres ent time. She is chief operator at Hyrum, Utah. Billie Bliss, the blacksmith, is in stalling a trip hammer in his work shop. The L. D. S. Sunday school opened Sunday, Feb. 2. All meetings of the day were well attended. On Wednesday evening, Jan. 29, the Misses Phieffer, Mittun, Martyn, Cherrington, Graham and Jenkins, all teachers of the Moreland school were entertained at dinner at the Starkweather ranch, and spent the night. After dinner other guests ar rived and dancing and cards were enjoyed. A delicious three course breakfast was served and the teach ers departed for their school rooms, feeling refreshed and happy after the hours of enjoyment. Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Leavett are home from a short trip to Shelley. ♦ Read the Idaho Republican want ads. iilllllli The Greatest Name In Goody-Land ■SE B ou know the realm of child hood dreams is a land of sweets. /. tU ! Make some of those dreams a delightful reality by taking home o. == 5~ WRIGLEYS =80 M frequently. How about tonight? SEALED TIGHT KEPT RIGHT fa 1 / The Flavor ^ H Lasts! * % % WRAPPED rrr IN EH i»j W fw 9* 19 lii i * CENTERVILLE Mr. and Mrs. Andren Kirk of Salt LaHq arrived Sunday morning to visit Mr. Kirk's brother Charles Kirk and family. Mr. and Mrs. William Brown of Idaho Falls visited at the Fay home this week. R. A. Edwards returned home the last of the week from Meridian, Ida. where he has purchased a home. The L. D. Fellows family departed the first of the week for Preston, Idaho, where they expect to make their home. Mrs. Joe Tressel and Mrs. Maud Farnsworth called on Mrs. Hannah Roubidoux and Mrs. R. S. Kelley Thursday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Kelley were guests to supper at the Haynes home Sunday evening. Miss Leona Gertch has been visit ing at the Kirk home the past two weeks. We are losing another c It our neighbors in the departure of the L. D. Fellow family ,who have sold their farm to his brother-in-law, George Clayton. The Clayton family are moving in this week. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Fay and family and Mr. and Mrs. William Brown spent Wednesday evening at the Haynes home. Miss Ida Stephens and Miss Ethel Pleasted of Pocatello are spending a few days at the R. S. Kelley home. Mr. and Mrs. Kelley are grandparents of Miss Stephens. William Fellows, who has been visiting at the home of his son L. D. Fellows, departed Sunday for his home in Preston. He was accom panied home by Mrs. L. D. Fellows and son. L. E .Killion was out from Black foot looking over his farm Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. C. I. Stone were vis itors at the Tressel home Sunday. l RENTER WANTED I have 400 acres to lease; seventy five acres for crops, 250 in meadow, balance pasture. Prefer renter to furnish his own , stock. Joseph Coumerilh, Blackfoot, Phone 392. 29tf.