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Official Paper of City and County
Vol. XV. No. 35-A
$3 a Year
Blackfoot Pioneer
is For Good Roads
Henry Dunn for Many Years a Citi
zen and Promoter of Every
thing Progressive
Mr. Dunn came to this valley
fifty-five yearB ago and passed the
present site of Blackfoot on the
fifteenth of March, fifty-five years
ago last Saturday. He was driving
a yoke of oxen and forded Snake
river , with them at a point about
mile below the bridges west of town.
He was on his way to Eagle Rock,
where he remained for some years.
He says that the last house he passed
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on the trip out from Salt Lake City
was at Colllnston, Utah, where there
was a shack by a pool, and it is still
standing. When he wanted food
supplies he went to Soda Springs,
then a military post.
In reviewing the substantial
things and men of Bingham county,
men whose judgment has served
them well and who have stood the
storms of reverses as well as the
goofl times when everybody could
make money, we should he overlook
ing something worth while if we did
not mention the Dunn & Thompson
ranches and the ones who founded
Henry Dunn came to this section
in the "sixties," and by his energetic
handling of everything, he earned the
title of "Rush Reubem," among the
pioneers. He settled on some fine
Are affected—changed—weak
ened—by every severe sickness.
Are you keeping your lenses
changed to save them from
strain that undermines your
future health?
DR. H. H.
Will be at the Eccles Hotel
Tuesday and Wednesday,
March 18—19
Let him stop your headaches
and eye defects.
American Dance
at Progress Hall
Monday, March 17
Everybody Welcome. Good
Music. Good Floor.
Regular Admission
Orpheum Theatre
and Salt Lake Theater Stock
" in
A romantic story of a Kentucky
vendetta, how northern culture
and refinement were conquered
by the call of the clan.
Not a motion picture.
. Seats at Dustin's
Prices 50c-75c-$1.00 Children
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Reading from right to left: Logan
Appeny, leader of the Indian danc
ers. Tom Elmo; Penebits; John Yel
low; Big Bannock; Albert Cala
Eddy Elmo; William Edmo; Ban
nock Tom; Box; Bohemas; Tom
one, Ivannie Chedehap; John Use;
Mrs. Tom Mobe; Mrs. Sam Race
?U? rse: rs „ M /®' Jack
Kdmo, Miss Mabel Diggy; Mrs. John
Baker; Mrs. Albert Cala; .Tom
Edmo; T-Bone Jackson; Luella
loboy; Anna Elk; Addie Suma; Mrs,
Archie Napo; Anna Drink; (stand,
ing Ralph Dixey leader and inter
preter; Byrd Trego, Royal Gink of
the carnival.)
Three years ago when the Eccles
Hotel was being built, a cash prize
of $20 was offered for the most suit
able name for it, and Councilman
Pearson immediately suggested the
name of "T-Bone Jackson." (Named
lands along the Blackfoot river, and
in recent years they have erected
two fine country homes on the tract,
one for each of the married children
now living on the place. Dr. Dunn
has been living at his Blackfoot
residence for many years and has
not taken an active part in the af
fairs of the ranches.
Mr. Dunn and the members of his
family are all road builders, having
been isolated to such an extent that
they found it necessary to build
roads thru the sand hills lying be
tween them and the town, and they
are now able to ride the distance
on high gear that used to make a
toilsome,journey with a light vehicle
nd horses. Mr. Dunn stands for all
that is safe, sane and progressive,
and his home and ranches are all
typical of their founder..
In commenting on the changes
here since he came, 'Mr. Dunn said
Saturday evening that no man could
hope to see greater changes and
greater progress and development In
a community in half a century than
he had witnessed herd? The utter
lack of everything In the way of
transportation and buildings, con
trasted with the towns and settle
ments of today with roads, bridges
and cars is a mighty step forward,
and just now the people are contem
plating the greatest step yet made,
In advancing road construction some
thing like twenty years at one storke
by the bond Issue. It all adds to
the privileges of a man past eighty
as Mr. Dunn is. His eighty-second
i birthday comes next December and
the present year is likely to be a
champion for progress.
above.) T-Bone is not a bad name
for a hotel, but 'Pawnee' was adopted
and afterwards discarded for the Ec
cles, it having been decided to name
all their hotels for the owners and
the public like it that way.
Fiftv-Dollar Cash Prize
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The Eccles Hotel is for good roads
and offers $50.00 in cash to the per-.
son who writes the best short state-'
ment of how the farmer can pay His j
road taxes under the bond system
more easily with improved roads
than he can now pay the present tax |
using the roads in the present con- i
dition. t j
Must write Quickly I
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Contestants for this cash prize \
must have their article in ;
the office of the Idaho Republican
by 10 a. m., March 20 and must not
**——-j. 9
Seeger-Bundlie and Brown-Eldredge Company are
the "Victims." Would-be Robbers Fright
ened Away Before End is Accomplished
Early Sunday morning Policeman
Drew and Fred Seeger made the dis
covery that, burglars had entered the
Seeger-Bundlie and Brown-Eldredge
company stores from the rear In each
case, with intent to take away some
valuables. Mr. Peck was called by
teleph'one and a thoro search made
for evidence of the intruders In both
places. There were plenty of traces,
mostly showing that whoever at
tempted the two jobs was either a
rank amateur at the game or else
very young and inexperienced.
The Seeger-Bundlie store was no
more than entered. Nothing was
much disarranged and it is Mr.
Seeger's opinion that the thief was
frightened away before he had time
to get started. There was not a great
deal to lift, excepting some change
In a cash register that was open and
was not touched.
At the Brown-Eldredge Furniture
store all the m&rks of his presence
show that when he had the time
even the night-worker did not know
exactly how to make a haul.
He got in at the back door and went
to the till at the desk there. He
cut up the mechanism of the drawer
and worked on it tor some time evi
dently and then broke it open, altho
it is well known that all this is un
necessary. He must have made
Loan Drive to
Open April 21
Will Close Three Weeks Later;
Five Billion Dollars
liberty loan campaign will open Mon
day, April 21 and close three weeks
later, Saturday, May 10.
Secretary Glass announced the
dates Wednesday, together with the
fact 'that short-term notes maturing
In not over five years would be Is
sued instead of longer-term bonds.
The amount of notes to be offered
was disclosed, but it has been gen
erally understood that the loan
.would be for a minimum of $5,000,
000,000 with the treasury reserving
the right to accept all oversubscrip
tions. ■ »
Mr. Glass said the interest rate on
the notes and the amounts to be ex
emption would not be determined
until a week or two before the cam
paign, as they would be based upon
financial conditions at that time. It
was Intimated, however, that the
notes might bear Interest in excess
of 4% per cent, the
the third and fourth loans.
Interest rate on
contain more than 500 words. There
are no other conditions or restric
tions. Write youw letter and get it
to us. We send our check to the
winner, and the Eccles Hotel repays
us the $50.00. We do the work. This
offer was flrst announced in last
Friday's paper and at 8 o'clock that
morning a guest at the Eccles Hotel
Saw the offer and sat right down and
went to writing.
j Three years ago the Eccles people
said they would build the hotel if
Blackfoot voted to pave its streets
| in the business section, hut not
i otherwise. They were willing to
j p a y their share and are paying it
I llke tlie rest of U8 ' About a year
j later it was rumored that the Eccles
\ interests were going to build
; electric railroads in this valley and
that the hotel was one step in get
ting ready for their greater
enough noise to awake the dead or at
least any one who might have been
sleeping a block away.
Finding nothing In the till the
burglar went out to Mr. Peck's front
office where on account of the cor
oner business a light is left burning
all night. With the light on the
bungler made some effort to go thru
the desk, but luck was not with him.
He opened a drawer here and a
drawer there and found nothing. A
complete search would -have made
his trip worth,while, for in some of
the drawers there happened to be
money; but It has now been re
moved to a safer place. The next
burglar might not be so careless.
This event makes the fourth time
the Seeger-Bundlie place has been
broken into at night. Mr. Seeger
said: "The only statement I have to
make regarding this burglary Is that
there must be something enticing
about our goods that makes people
come In here to take It away night
and day. This last time the thief
was scared off. We can not discover
the loss of a single article."
A detective service has already
been put at work on this business
and with such evidence as Drew and
Seeger have been able to find it is
thought the offender will not long go
Booking Engagemnts for
Greater Alamo Shows
Harry Hofer Returned to Blackfoot
Last of Week After Circuit
Thrus Western States
Herry Hofer, general agent for the
Greater Alamo shows, got back the
last of the week from a circuit thru
Oregon and Washington, where he
booked engagements for the shows
now wintering at Blackfoot. The
Oregon state fair, the Washington
state fair, Van Couver and New West
minister are among the places where
they have engagements. Mr. Hofer
says the amusements are going to
receive much attention this ye«r for
several reasons. The men are back
from the armies and everybody feels
a sense of relief and wants to cele
brate. Those who have lost rela
tives, recognize the fact that they
must brace up and bury a sorrow and
loss that cannot be undone and they
too will go to the amusements and
smile and laugh when they can.
Mr. Hofer says the better classes |
of people are making provision for I
shows, carnivals and chautauquas
this year and city officials and com-:
mercial bodies invite them to come. 1
The Greater Alamo shows are being
reorganized, rebuilt and decorated at
Blackfoot and will open the seasuu
tions. We asked them about it, and
they said they had no definite an
nouncements to make, excepting
that it was too soon for such heavy
investments; the country needed to
he further developed and more pop
ulation, better roads and better
farming were needed to justify such
an 'investment. We asked if we
might hope for such a move in five
years or ten years, and were toM
that very much depended .upon the
people themselves whether the
country was ready for electric lines
in five years or later. The Eccles
people want to see the road bonds
carry, and they are looking to two
things—making money now, and
making money in all future years,
if successful men want to go in debt
for good roads,'perhaps the less suc
cessful men would he safe in falling
in with such plans.
at Blackfoot from April 19 to 26
inclusive. Wherever Mr. Hofer goes
he does a little boosting for Black
foot, the town that has been organiz
ing activities in irrigation for the
whole Snake river valley, biggest nest
of irrigation projects in the world
and presenting the greatest opportun
The Blackfoot high school basket
ball team played the Sugar City boys
at Sugar City, Friady evening,
Mardh 14, and came home Saturday
morning with a score of 54 to 17
in favor of Sugar City.
Given by the 5-piece
Victory Jazz Orchestra
of Pocatello
Progress Hall, Blackfoot
Tuesday, March 18
Seeger- Bundlie's
"Merchandising Message
Last week,we talked about a business policy that prompts
dealers to go out buying goods to sell. They fix their eyes and
their hearts on skies of goods. They consider first and last, whether
certain goods will sell. Thru all the years of a business career,
they study to sell, and they look for prices that will enable them
to make prices low enough to sell the goods. All consideration of
what becomes of the goods after being sold, is left out of the ques
tion. That is not their lookout. (That is the lookout of the pur
chasers, the consumers. That brings in the "don't care" principle
In the transactions. When the article is wrapped up and paid for,
the feeling of'"don't care," takes effect. "The goods are yours—
the money is Burs," is the attitude. That is not merchandising in
the broad sense. That is buying and selling and it is that only.
Merchnadising in its broad, modern sens^ is a stuijy of the
needs of all the customers of the store, the study of the goods as
they stand the wear or the service to which they are put, the knowl
edge of- whether they wear out by service or rip In the seams or
burst from some defects in manufacture or stretch and lose their
shape thru too much pliability, or lose color or shrink too much and
fail to fit, all these things and some more, enter into true me
chandising as It applies to the goods after they are sold. The
merchant who merchandises wants the goods brought back to him
if they do not prove satisfactory. He buys them back. When he
buys goods back that are not satisfactory, he has a purpose In
view and that purpose is a sjncere desire to serve and to have goods
that serve. He buys guaranteed, standard brands of goods, and If
they prove defective, he haB protection himself and he extends that
protection to his customers, partly at his own expense and partly
at the expense of the manufacturer, for there is freight and dray
and handling charges all the way thru which the dealer has to
lose in such cases even when the manufacturer makes good on his
own sale prices.
There Is more we want to tell you on this matter of merchandis
ing. We know we are here to stay. We think we are here to
build up a business and a reputation that people will approve.
Seeger-Bundlie Co;
Lost Son Tells of
Deep Love for Mother
Years of Experience Have Changed
and Remoulded the Heart
yt a Man
The following letter is written to
Mrs. A. M. Stewart by her son Parley
George, who left his Blackfoot home
twenty years and and has just been
Manchester, England, New Ferry 19.
My darling mother:
Your Parley is cherio and a much
different man now since I found you
all again ,and I will be home as soon
as I possibly can. I am well mother
and trust you are well and all of the
family. Mother I am so pleased I
am unable to write and I do not
know what to say.
But do you remember the good
times on the farm when I was eleven
years of age; how I used to clime
on your lap and look into your eyes,
question you and kiss you lovingly.
I will do the same when I come home,
altho I am a man now. I am the
baby in my opinion and Will ask
I y° u . mother, to prepare yourself for
a good time with plenty of love and
| will have a time of her life; if she
was never troubled with the devil
s ji e w jh j)e when I get home again,
I intend to start where I
left off loving you mother, and sister
Mother, it was sister who was the
cause of me awaking from my slum
ber and this happened In the hospital,
j Mother, sister was always with me.
I could not. drive .her away so in
such a case awoke me from my
dream. I then made Inquiries to
regain her. .And now have regained
every one. What happiness mother,
you cau not imagine. I now feel the
; greatest man in the world and altho
11 have no money I feel that I am the
wealthiest man that ever lived and
the luckiest man on earth. And you
mother, the pride of my heart!' You
must he a strong, good woman
mother, to stand what you have and
I am so proud to think I have such a
darling as you mother, to come back
to. What other man has the chance
I have after what I have done! But
mother, I have turned now to be a
good man. I have had enough ex
perience to last me the rest of my
Mother I am reserving my news to
everyone until I land home. My
papers are needed to get me home.
Bipth or citizen papers mqther.
Much love and kisses to you and all,

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