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FOR TOOLS, IMPLEMENTS AND MACHINERY. GO TO IT. Stemthlmm i OFFICIAL PAPER OF CITY AND COUNTY Vol. XV. No. 33 BLACKFOOT, BINGHAM COUNTY IDAHO, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2871919 $3 a Year LOCAJING PUBUC BUILDINGS HERE BRINGS TORTH SPIRIT OF CO-OPERATION Federal Building on West; Carnegie Library and Y on East. Men Laugh at Differences and Come Together for Good of All BIG, BROAD IDEAS PREVAIL Blackfoot seems to be on the verge of doing what the peace conference at Versailles is trying to do—form a league of the different interests, or interests that have fancied there were differences that lnust be guarded and nursed and kept burning and stinging. -Blackfoot is about to unite on a site for a federal building—a site that will unite all factions, and make the town develop in a well balanced form that will be best for all. It has had the post office pulled about from one extreme to another, and it had its bad effects. Some of the extreme interests in these old man euvers have already come together, laughed about the matter, agreed upon a site and are going to their neighbors to ask them to sanction it. It is one of the big, broad moves designed to develop the town right, and also to harmonize individual dif ferences that have been hurting the town. Whefe the Building Will be If the present peace pact succeeds, if the olive branch swings 'round the circle and meets with a laugh and an endorsement everywhere as it has been doing, the final and lasting lo cation of Blackfoot's post office and 'land office will be on Ash street, be tween Pacifc and Bridge, facing east. It will be on the property exactly one block west of the Eccles hotel, and in about the same position in the block, perhaps in the center of the block from north to south. It will be just_ where the residence of Mrs. Rogers is now, and just north of the residence of Marcus Blenkle. It will be one block west and one block south from the City hall. It will be just around the corner west and north from the present post office and the Republican office. It will be exactly half way between the Eastern and the western limits of the business houses as now constituted on the west side of the railroad. Fine Companion Piece As a rider to this move it is pro posed to locate the Carnegie'library and Y. M. C. A. on the Bowles cor ner and northward, on the east side of the railroad. Thif ' will seal the matter of making the west side the business district, and the east side strictly residential, intellectual, scholastic, religions and legal in its activities, for it wtll have law offices the court house, schools, churches, library and the Y. Committee of a Hundred A meeting will be held soon, per haps tonight, to form an association of a hundred or more men who will put up from $50 to $500 apiece as a trust fund to buy and hold all the property, and to constitute them selves a committee or working body to protect the sites for these purposes against all demands that might come I ATTEND TO YOUR EYES When the first symptoms of weakness appear. Its cheapest, safest and best, for your eyes and health then. Dr. H. B. Scarborough THE SPECIALIST Will be at the Eccles Hotel Monady and Tuesday (two days) MARCH 3—A Let him stop your headaches and eye defects. Orpheum Theatre F riday-Saturday Charles Ray Monday-T uesday Geraldine Farrar in « THE CLAWS OF THE HUN in << SHADOWS »> tt A drama of eastern days and Alaskan nights. Pathe News Charlie shows them he is no slacker. * Bennett Comedy 'The Summer Girls' Saturday Matinee SAO Tuesday Matinee 2.80 . up for other purposes, and to the buildings as soon as may be. A Molding of Destiny erect _. . . The plan is meeting with general approval so far, and thoughtful men say it is the best move that has been made in the history of the town anH ° ho ""l!v„ y JA „ and that it will be too had if any man shall oppose it, when persons much interested are laying aside their own personal considerations for the good of all. It is not like the league of na *""•(* business, with apparently no object Hons. A Fanners Should Put Implements in Shape National Repair Week Calls for Attention to Farm Machinery and Tools - All users of farm .Implements should anticipate,, so tab as practic able, the necessity for repairs and re placements sufficiently in advance of the working searon to make it pos 6ible to put their implements in good working condition before the soring operations begin. This is the gist of a telegram from the secretary of agriculture to E. W. McCullogh of Chicago, secretary of the National Implements and Vehicle association. SEE WHAT YOU NEED NOW Secretary Houston's telegram was in response to one from McC.illogh advising him that manufacturers of ard dealers in all lines of farm op erating have agreed, in the interest of economy and conservation, to join in urging farmers to inspect, rhoii equipment and to order necessary parts in advance of the time they aie needed. Manufacturers and dealers declare that if they can know sufficiently in advance the needs of the farmers for repair parts, these parts can be sup plied when they are needed. If the needs are not known v to the manu facturers and dealers until the actual time for use, troublesome and costly delays are likely to be caused—de lays that may be felt ih decreased production at harvest. + t AROUND THE COURT HOUSE The district court convenes Mon day with a trial jury assembled. No jury was called at the fait term, and only court cases were heard. Dan O'Connor and John Ryan, who were charged with misusing bank cheeks, effected a settlement of part I or all the misdeeds charged against them and action is held up for the present. Three Firth boys brought into court Thursday charged with mak lng disturbances in the depot at Firth, by shaking dice and swearing and disregarding the rights of the public and the fact that it was not their private property. For these of fenses Arley Quinn was fined $25, Seymour Whitmlll $10 and Jack Lar son, alias E. M. Jackson $10. There are some other stations where row dyism in the depot has been a source of annoyance and it is the intention to take drastic measures to put a stop to it. S. A. Busenbark made complaint against some Indians for butchering cattle of his, and some arrests have been made. The officers are still working on the case. |WATERED THE WATERWORKS Y Golden Opportunity Is Gone; Cost Three Tunes Old Price CITY SLOW TO ACT A couple of months ago the city of Blackfoot had a chance to buy the existing waterworks for $75,000 and rejected it. They had been told that 1 they would never have another chance to buy it so cheap, and this office and many others advised buy lng - 11 - But 801110 of the very pro gre 88 J ve a "d some of the very unpro ' gres8,ve peopl « 8°t busy and defeated the proposition. Raising the Price Now the property is under an op tion to sell to a commission house at Pocatello for $120,000 and they in *" rn , are offerln S it to the city of -raratiis in December. Of course, the city has | not bought it at that price, and if it were submitted to a vote, the people would qgains reject the offer, but if it were allowed to rest again for about six months and were submitted for a third vote of the people at the purchase price of a quarter of a mil lion or about three and a half times the first offer, we believe they would vote to buy it. The Bulls and the Bears We venture still another predic tion—that if the city goes along and witnesses the price of water at the tap going up, and conditions . grow ing more stringent, such as paying fof water in advance or being shut off, installation of meters and charg es for all that is used, and such other conditions as may be imposed, the public will get so sick of the sit uation that they will suffer along a few years and .install a plant at a cost of a million dollars and then con elude that they would have been bet ter off if they had bought the old one in 1918 and spent half a million patching and supplementing it. A Mail Order House As matters stand now, a Pocatello flrm bas a w »ter plant for sale in tbe G rove City and if they do not a market for it here they will Probably find a customer for it thru S ' lears & Sawbuck of Chicago, and s "i p i* ou ^ Parcels post. -+ — im WORiV ON ROAD EDITION MOVING I Road Boosting Edition to be Issued About Fifteenth - of March A MOVE WORTH PATRONIZING Work is well under way for our special road bond edition. We put MW a call last week in 120 places where/help might be found, and we I r** e,V0d four ^replies, indicating that * elp " tb0 scarcest we have ever I **\ We have one man engaged who wilK come soon and one ac 001)10(1 ap< J on tb0 J°b. We have been unaWe 80 far, to get a writer and solicitor of advertising, and this work is being done by mail. Orders are coming in at a satisfactory rate and tife first section is nearly all en gaged. The number of pages and sections will be determined by the amount of patronage it receives and the amount of illustrations and other road matter will be governed accord ingly. Present prospects are that it will be mailed about the fifteenth of March, and will contain two eight sections, all pep and punch, as the expression goes. All the business Interests of the.county are urged to be represented in its advertising columns, and we believe that when the paper appears they will all be glad to be a part of it. When they look back at It in a month and a year from now they will be very glad in deed to have been participants in a I move that means so mqch In mold- ing the history of the county. -4- NEIGHBORS OF WOODCRAFT a The Grove City circle 431, Neigh bors of the Woodcraft, held their installation meeting Monday even ing. Due to the absence of the regular Installing officer Martha La Rocque, that duty was performed by Lena Mussetter. The following officers were elected for the year: Past guardian, Neigh bor Catherine Boyle; guardian Neighbor Margaret Ketchum; ad visor, Elsie Barker; magician Clara Holt; clerk Martha Quillian; banker Lucy Davis; attendant, Bessie Clemo; musician, Lena Mussetter; captain of guards Ida Stevens; Inner sentinal Mary Davis; outer sentlnal Susan Thompson; managers Martha La Rocque, Clara Sweet and Essie Smith. The circle requests the presense of all neighbors, also visiting neigh bors from out of town. BOUQUETS AND BRICKBATS ♦ It Was Ever Thus, With Variations Queer and Amusing f; LETTERS CONTRAST It is a constant'source of amuse ment in a newspaper office' to see the difference in the way the paper and its work are received. When we think we have an unusually good paper, and print some extra copies so there will be enough for the extra demand, the sales at the office may be the lowest. When we think we have jUBt an ordinary paper, and that sales across the counter will drop to nearly nothing, we may have a good string of customers for copies of the paper after we have sold out. Not long ago we received a letter from Addison T. Smith at Washing ton, congratulating the editor on his newspaper work, and "building up such a splendid property in the face of so many difficulties and discour agements. Continuing he said, "You are indeed a large factor in the prosperity and advancement of every, thing which conduces to better liv ing. You are certainly helping to put Idaho on the may." A Different Letter At about the same time we re ceived a letter from a subscriber in one ef the near-by settlements tell ing us to stop his paper which ex pired that week, and further stating that he did not want it any longer, for the reason that the editor is. a true friend of "Big Biz;" A few days ago we learned that he and a num ber of his relatives are greatly in terested in the stories of the Dubois project, thaf they are hoping it will succeed, and have been rushing around to get claims under the pro posed canals. The Dubois project is'the biggest 'biz" which the editor of the Republican has yet had a hand in organizing, and it is evry gratify ing to know that our friend who is against everything big, is now con verted to the faith he so lately con demned. I A BLACKFOOT MAN WINS TRIP EAST Dole© Light Manager Sells quired Amount of Plants Early Re TO GO EAST IN MARCH * M. J. Hammond of Blackfoot, salesman for the Delco light plants, has won a prize in business. His firm offered a free trip with all ex pensed paid, to Chicago, Detrlo, and Dayton, Ohio, for any salesman who woula sell ten Delco light plants during January and February and Mr. Hammond went over the top three days before the time expired. Other salesmen in the southeast who won are W. A. Hall of Rigby, Bainbridge of Ashton and Fisher and S arris of Grace. Another man .at cCammon was about to the crest a day or two ago, hoping to go over. All these gentlemen will leave for the east on the fifth of March and will see everything they want to see, and be given a Yen-days course in schooling in the factory at Dayton. They will come back experts in de signing and setting up the Delco lighting, pumping and power plants that operate on the farm, out in the desert, or any place they .are inr stalled, regardless of transmission lines. They create their own energy right on the ground, and are de signed to give the farmers the same service that their city friends have by being on the lines of the big power plants. STORMS ON THE DESERT - Wednesday afternoon the Mackay passenger pulled into Blackfoot a sight to be seen. The locomotive was completely covered with packed snow and resembled a huge snow drift with the black smoke-stack protrud ing from the top. The coaches also bore evidence of having passed thru heavy storms on the way in. The storms were found to be most furious In the Taber district and it was necessary for stops to be made several times in order to firs up. In spite of the delays she was but a few minutes late. + BIRTH OF LITTLE DAUGHTER A little daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Allen Friday morn ing, Feb. 21. The new arrival is a very fine little lady and the parents are Justly proud. • at COMBINING OF BIG IRRIGATION PROJECTS ESPECIALLY BENEFICIAL TO OLD SETTLERS Means Found to Multiply Duty of Water Similar to Methods of Banks Multiplying Credits by Central Banks and Clearing House MASTERS OF IRRIGATION TO THE FRONT .7 The farmers of the Upper Snake river valley will practically be made a present of enohgh water to irrigate half a million acres if the Dubois project and its extensions and com* panions are put thru according to the program now being mapped out by the Idaho Reclamation association formed to assist in the work started a few weeks ago by the Snake River Plains Development association. Commission Will Help This work will be greatly assisted by the new reclamation code, or com mission which will be formed if the measure now pending the action of the Idaho legislature is enacted into law. Strangely enough the new plans for handling the entire run off of the Snake river drainage basin began to dawn upon the men in these reclamation associations while there was bitter contention over the proposed new law for governing water used in irrigation, and it gives a new vision to the possibilities in farming in the whole valley, by greatly increasing the amount of water available for the upper valley. More Water tor All This is an age of short cuts, and of multiplying the usefulness of ma terials, and irrigation as applied in the duty of water in the Snake river valley promises to go forward by leaps and bounds. It is proposed to take the water rights existing in the Snake river canyon below Ameri can Falls and now being used* on lands in the Minidoka and Twin Falls country, and give it to the upper Snake river valley. This is exactly the reverse of what might be ex pected in developing new farms by the score in the lower vally, but the farms of the lower valley are to have something absolutely new in the creations of modern irrigation. Turning Back the Stream The average man shakes his head when told that the plan is to build the largest storage reservoir in the world at American Falls and thus provide more water for irrigation for lands .in the upper valley con tiguous to Blackfoot, Idaho Falls, Dubois and Rexburg, but that is what the reclamation service proposes to do. The flood waters that have been running past American Falls, can be stored for use below there, and the summer flow that has been allowed to run directly thru the upper val ley for use in the Minidoka and Twin Falls country may be used in the up per valley. Then as it returns to the river by seepage, or wht|t is known as "return flow," it can again be used in the lower valley. Marvel Already Demonstrated In the time of the water'famine of 1915, water stored in the govern ment reservoir north of Soda Springs was borrowed by farmers far up Snake river, fifty miles above where this water flowed into Snake river, and it was done by exchange. The particular water of the reservoir was allowed to go down the streams, the Blackfoot and Snake rivers, for use on the Minidoka project, and water in the Jackson Lake reservoir dwned by the Minidoka people, was diverted for use on farms in the upper valley. It was all done by wire, and farmers were saved from ruin. But it had to be done by some higher authority or commission than the individual owners of the water or the courts. had to be done by the reclamation service by consent of men who might have lodged effective objections. * Welcome the New Law When Idaho gets its irrigation code into operation, a measure'now pending the action of the legislature its closing days, there will be a central commission with power to reach out over the state and make such exchanges as may be found practical, and to do it before the pinch comes. In fact the pinch will anticipated and prevented, and the duty of water greatly increased without harming anybody. The constitutional guaranties and the protection of the courts will still be operative, but the courts will have a swift arm to reach forth and prevent the troubles that we have been in the habit of suffering and trying out in the courts at great expense and sacri fice of delays. Men of Greater Vision The great watchword of the pres ent and the future will be co-opera tion, and the day is dawning when somebody besides the master minds will catch the vision of Idaho's tremendous development heretofore considered impossible.—The Idaho Republican. + LUTHERAN CHURCH Sunday school 10 a. m., services a. m., also services in the evening 7.30. A cordial invitation is ex tended to all. APPEAL FOB UNITY OF EFFORT COLLINS FOUND GUILTY At the trial of Nathon Webb and Samuel Collins Monday, Collins waa convicted of beating and choking Samuel Ziegler, an insane man who was weak and sick and pleading for a drink of water. The evidence against Webb as to participation in the choking and beating was not conclusive enough to justify convic tion, so the jury decided. Judge Good sentenced Collins to sixty days in jail and to pay a fine of $25 and costs amounting to $28, total $53. An appeal was filed, and his bail bond was fixed at $500. When asked if the court would ac cept a cash bond of any less, he was told that a cash bond of $400 would be accepted. + Actions of Majority Should be Satisfactory Expressions of Firth Man Who Loves His Town and Reproves His Neighbors The Republican has received unsigned communication from Firth, asking for space in the paper to say something to part of hsi neighbors, something that he probably cannot well Bay to them direct, and we find difficulty of disposing of it. The communication does not give per sonal offense by naming anyone or any society, and yet that in itself has an objectionable element about it that leaves more or less annoyance with the persons for whom it is in tended. They will probably feel like writing a reply and not signing their names ,and it will resolve Itself into a "sassing match," like two boys saying "You're another." We have decided to give space to the article, hoping the other fellows will have as much charity for the author of the letter as he shows for them. This is the Letter "Some people love excitement, others do not. Some towns have excitement, others have not. Firth is benqueathed with excitement and excited people. Some towns have places for amusement so had our little town. Some towns have enter tainers at these particular places, we have some too. 1 Well arrayed are they with authority and justice, that our little town rests peacefully at all tipies except a few moments that the noisy trains roll by. The beautiful sun comes up and shines on every one in our little town just alike, some .give it a rejection, others do not. For the sake of humanity we all like to make a shine, and the allusion, that men are like buckets, big buckets and little buckets when they get so full they slop over. So no matter how hard they try to gain proper attention, it seems nearly im possible. Firth is too big for any one individual to attempt to run it or more we must all get together and if we run across dark clouds Just push them aside and let the sun shine on the majority that are trying in the right way and have their homes and interests here. We have always been noted as a peaceful village and the way that some have been publish ing and representing our town, it is right and it causes the outside peo ple to think that we possess nothing but rubs and outlaws. I am writing this little episode at the request of many ef our good citizens and we want to mildly remind our parties that are not satisfied with our style try and get along with us tem porarily, until they find another place where knocking is accepted better. We must fight for our town, as we love it, therefore we shall not allow any despicable charcters to cast in sinuations, and hoping the town out grows the same." an Car Load Registered Hereford and Dur ham Bulls \ for sale. Prices $175 to $200. Several Herefords sired by Gru rial Dave, the second prize ) > • Hereford at Omaha two year* r ago. J. W. EVANS 1436 N. Garfield Phone 1179R PoeateUo, Ida.