Desired. Republicans to Close
Ranks and Give Attention
to Domestic Issues.
TANGIBLE EVIDENCE OF WISH.
Colonel Harvey In North American Re
view Presenta Facaimile of Pen
oiled Memorandum Left by
Theodore Roosevelt's last thoughts
were of thq. great domestic Issues of
his country, Issues whose determina
tion will decide the weal or woe of the
next generation. He saw In a united
Republican party, Just given a vote of
confidence and a commission to formu
late and carry Into action policies of
reconstruction, the guarantee of the
prompt recognition and successful
handling of these domestic problems.
Tangible evidence of this Is a memo
randum, the last penciled thoughts of
the late President. To Colonel George
Harvey and the North American Re
Facsimile of Last Memorandum oi
Colonel Roosevelt, Penciled a Few
Hours Before He Died.
view the country and the Republican
party are indebted for the publication
of this interesting document which
rles a message from him "who, being
dead, yet speaketh."
article of the current number of tbs
North American Review Colonel Har
vey sets forth the vital import of this
last penciled notation of Mr. Roose
velt. He says:
"Mr. Roosevelt died the acknowl
edged leader of the great party into
which he was born. His last written
words, penciled by his own hand a few
hours before his death and addressed
In the form of a memorandum for the
brilliant young man for whose selec
tion as Chairman of the National
ganization he was largely responsible,
were these, as reproduced above In
In the leading
" 'Hays *
see him; he must go to Washington
for 10 days; see Senate and House;
prevent spilt on domestic policies.'
Here is evidenced as clearly as if the
few words filled a volume Mr. Roose
velt's realization of both his responsi
bility and his obligation. The simple
memorandum marked the Inauguration
of a definite party policy, to be carried
through to a no less definite conclusion.
It was more than a passing thought or
a mere suggestion. It was a Message,
signifying the need of Immediate and
unremitting vigilance in achieving
complete unity of action in resolving
domestic problems before attacking
those of wider range soon to be thrust
upon tiie country—a true soldier's call
first to close the ranks.
"Nothing could be more characteris
tic or more clearly Illustrative of the
breadth of vision, the foresight, the
directness in method and the painstak
ing attention of the man.
too, probably could have served his
purpose better than that these words
should have been his last. Difficult
it Is to reconcile oneself to the decree
of Divine Providence that the
moval of that great patriot at this cru
cial moment was not untimely, we can
not but realize, as he would have been
the first to acknowledge, that the last
vestige of animosities which might
have continued to impair his highest
aspirations was buried with him, and
thereby the perfect union which he
ardently desired against all things
American was attained.
"Thus we find the Republican party
resuming full legislative authority
thoroughly united and Invigorated by
the peculiar confidence which so often
•carried It to victory In former years."
WORDS TO HIS COUNTRYMEN
Col. Roosevelt died about 4 o'clock
on the morning of January 6. The
previous evening at a great patriotic
rully In the New York Hippodrome a
message was read from him, written
especially for the occasion. In it was i
"We have room for but one flag, the
American flag, and this excludes the
red flag, which symbolizes all wan J
against liberty and civilization just as
much as It excludes any foreign flag
of a nation to which we are hostile,
* * we have room for but one
sonl loyalty, amktbat Is loyalty to the
merican people." « ,
this striking sentence:
Grain grading schools for grain
lealers and fanners of southern
ho will be resumed March 24.
Keen Interest Is being shown
all the leading business men of Poca
tello in the'coming municipal election.
The twenty-fourth annual meeting
rf the Women's Missionary society
Boise Presbytery will be held in Par
ma, April 2 and 3.
Approximately $125,000 was collect
ed by the'Boise internal revenue
fice through Income tax returns with
in the last two weeks.
Wheat will be the chief crop
Idaho farmers this season, according
to EL R. Bennett, extension horticul
turist for the University of Idaho.
Under the title of "A Whirl
Mirth," the Elks' Minstrels, composed
of Idaho Palls talent, filled a three
nights' engagement at Idaho Falls
Pocatello Odd Fellows are planning
a big celebration for April 25, the date
of the one-hundredth anniversary
the founding of the order by Thomas
Wlldey, April 26, 1819.
Walter C. Cady was found dead
a field near Blaine. He had gone
on sklis to visit a neighbor, and,
while returning, Is thought to have
succumbed to heart disease.
If anything inside of a quarter of
million dollars will bring the Jess
Willard-Jack Dempsey fight to Poca
tello, Ida., July 4, that place is
after the battle and determined to
After robbing three Boise grocery
stores In less than one week, Antone
Hinkey and Stanley Jones, both
whom gave their ages as 14 years,
were committed to the state indus
To investigate the different kinds
silos in Canyon county, and to com
pare their merits, the Canyon county
farm bureau held an excursion March
20 and 21, visiting the principal farms
using different kinds of silos.
Jack Mink of Boise, returned after
being overseas 16 months, is perhaps
the only Boise hoy who was aboard
the Tuscania when that ship was sunk
off the coast of Scotland by a Ger
man submarine February 7, 1918.
The campaign for victory gardens
already well under way in Idaho.
Food production is still a pressing
necessity, and both men and women
owning a little plot of ground in the
towns can help by growing as much
as they can to feed themselves.
One of the-cases being tried in the
federal court now in session in Poca
tello is a $50,000 damage suit in which
Melissa A. Duensing of Neoga, HI., is
suing to recover heart balm from J.
F. Murray, prominet Pocatello con
tractor, on a breach of promise charge.
"Didn't know it was loaded," was
the cause of Bert Sanderson, the 7
year-old son of D. A. Sanderson, be
ing accidentally shot und killed by his
brother, two years older, at their home
in New Plymouth, with, a .44 calibre
carbine rifle belonging to their father.
The Idaho Congress of Mothers' and
the I*. T. A. feel that they were ex
ceedingly fortunate In getting two
measures In which they were interest
ed passed by botli houses of the leg
islature, the county uurse bill and the
bill providing for a bureau of child
Entering his house north of Merld
ian, from the field where he had been
working, Freme Aikens discovered the
southeast corner of the building on
fire, and, even with the aid of neigh
bors, was unable to put the blaze out.
The house was destroyed and most of
Tiie soutli wing of the university
building at Moscow is to be completed
soon; also the new administration
building at Lewiston. Two dormitor
ies for girls must be built at St. An
thony, und shops und buildings are to
lie added. to the school for deaf and
blind ut Gooding.
Returned soldiers who were former
ly in the employ of the Oregon Short
Line in I((uho, find their positions
waiting for them when they are ready
to resume work. The Short Line is
making good its pledge to take back
all men who gave up their positions
to enter the war service.
Boise, the state's capital, has
launched into an era of building and
improvement which means the expendi
ture of hundreds of thousands of dol
lars during the next two years. The
launching really took place when by
popular subscription $165,000 was
raised from more than 4^00 subscrib
ers to erect a new Y. M. C. A. build
A society on the league of nations
will be organized at Nampa as a re
sult of a mass meeting held to discuss
In open forum both, sides of the pres
ent draft made by the peace confer
Idaho has a school said to be unique
that it Is conducted at the 1400
foot level beneath the surface. It Is
one of the Smith-Hughes vocational
schools in mining, being conducted at
terests, every employer whose work
ers come within the provisions of the
workmen's compensation act should
comply with state Insurance requlre
ments, Is the declaration of a member
of the state Industrial accident board,
Preparatory to an energetic season
f outdoor activity, the hoys of the
Pocatello X. M. 0. A. went on a long
hike Saturday morning along
country roads, under the direction of
the leader of boys' work In the local
«Y." a large group of boys went alOOf
lor the outdoor exercise.
For the protection of his own ln
Tree water will, be furnished
Irrigation of gardens, the Butte Water
company announced last week.
The people of Montana bought
156.62 worth of war savings stamps
through the postofflees of the state
during the month of Februury.
Twelve and one-hulf cents per head
has been decided uiwn as the sheep
shearing price for 1919 by the
growers' associations of Nevada, Utal
Three dozen gamblers are at liberty
under ball, bonds or consoling each
other In the county Jail as the result
of a series of raids pulled off at
More than 100 educators from
parts of Montana and from other
states assembled at Missoula, March
16 to attend a two weeks' convention
of the state school superintendents.
There was only one death by acci
dent on the Oregon Short Line
way system during the month of Feb
ruary, accorOlng to a report just
sued by J. C. Clark, safety first com
missioner of the railroad.
Within the past week the returned
Dillon, Mont, soldiers and sailors have
.been organizing themselves Into
association In order to obtain mutual
benefits along various lines, both In
social and business way.
By a vote of eight to four the sen
ate of the Nevada legislature refused
to pass a resolution Indorsing a league
of nations "of which the United States
shall be a member." The resolution
was passed by the assembly early
The Loyal Legion of Loggers and
Lumbermen originated in the north
west by Colonel Dfsque in June, 1917,
us a war organization to counteract
the I. W. W. anti Bolshevist trouble
makers, has, been reorganized on
permanent peace basis.
The residence of John Turner,
Butte, was dynamited. Mr. Turner
and his family were sleeping on the
north side of the house and escaped
all injury. Neither Mr. Turner nor
the police have any theory as to why
tire house was dynamited.
The act passed by the Nevada legis
lature dividing the county of Hum
boldt and creating the new county
Pershing, must be referred to the peo
ple of Humboldt county for decision
at the next general election, if the
people of that county demand It, ac
cording to a general legislative act of
Thirty minutes before he left for
California to recuperate from a recent
illness, Mayor Ole Hanson removed
F. M. Listman from the Seattle civil
service commission. The mayor said
hJs reason was the fact that Listman
went on the bond of Walker Smith,
recently charged with criminal an
The epidemic of influenza visiting
Bozeman, Mont., and vicinity at this
time, tiie third wave of the disease,
has been light in most instances, but
the death toll is becoming more ap
parent during the progress of the epi
demic and a number of severe cases
have developed into pneumoniu sflid
have been fatal to the victims.
Evidently being firm in the belief
that Reno will be the scene of the
Willard-Dempsey fight, and recalling
the early days of July, 1910, when It
was impossible to get hotel accommo
dations In Reno at the time of the
Jeffries-Johnson fight, four San Fran
cisco men have already reserved rooms
at a Reno hotel for the day and night
of July 4 next.
During January Vermont led in per
cupita sales of War Savings Stamps,
with $1.20 or a total of $438,000; Mon
tana with a total of $519,000 and $1.05
per capita was second; Utah with a
total of $432,000 and .94 per capita
was third. Idaho was fifth with a
per capita of .81, while South Dakota,
Oregon and Colorado ranked sixth,
seventh and eighth with per capitas
of .81, .75, and .72.
The governor of Montana has an
nounced his veto of house bill No. 264,
attempting to abolish the game ward
ens and give their work over to the
sheriffs. The governor deprecated the
proposed law as ah extra burden on
the taxpayers, as not being good gov
ernment and as actuated by political
That Salt Lake and Utah business
men should raise $5,000,000 for the
construction of a railroad line Into
Uintah Basin and Millard county to
develop those storehouses of Utah's
wealth was the statement made In the
principal address before the members
of tire Commercial club of Salt Lake
one day last week.
Approximately 200 enemy aliens, In
mates of the war prison barracks at
Fort Douglas, will be released within
the next ten days, it Is announced by
R. M. Price of the United States bu
reau of Investigation.
George A. Crowell, sheriff of Lan
der county, Nevada, and well known
In the eastern part of the state, passed
away at Oakland, Cal., after an illness
of several months from lung trouble.
Three banka In Roundup and one in
Musselshell, Montana, have announced
their willingness' to loan without se
curity money to any boy, who Is a
membqr of a calf club, tQ purchase a
calf, dbd will wait until the animal is
sold for the money.
The county of Fergus will bring suit
against the city of Lewiston, Mont.,
unless the sum of $1,291.9 is paid Im
mediately for the care of patients at
the county farm hospital during the
recent Influenza epidemic. Practically
all the patients were nonresidents of
AROUND THE MINES
The Anglo American Oil company
ports new oil fields being opened
Persia and that the company's produc
ing field Is being greatly extended.
Report of the Alaska Gold Mines
February shows: Dry tons milled,
100; calculated heads, $837, percentage
jf extraction, 77210 per cent; tails,$.19.
Work of reconstruction of the
section of the Michigan-Utab tramway
!n Little Cottonwood canyon was start*
ad last week. It is the hope to
the tram up and operating by
The manager of the Union Oil
lias company reports that the
near Farmington lake shore is down
about 600 feet and that hot water
been struck, and that it Is bringing
some blue shale.
Utah Copper company in February
produced Just a few thousand pounds
of metal less than in January.
February output amounted to 10,325,
900, compared with 10,500,000 In
American Fork mining operators
of the opinion that they may resume
work within the ne£F*ea days if
pleasunt weather continues. The
orophon, South Park and Globe Ameri
can are the first expected to start
That Col. C. E. Loose Is Identified
with the new railroad for the eastern
end of the district It is generally
derstood here, as his Iron King prop
erty will receive immediate benefits
from the new brunch line, says
Details for prosecuting work on
upper levels of the Silver King Coal
ition at Park City, by the leasing
tem are complete, and within the next
few weeks many leasers will have sign
ed up and a large number of addition
al miners employed.
One of the officials of the Selma
Mines company of North Tintic, stat
ed last week that it is the intention
to resume operations in the near
ture. The company has just levied
an assessment of half a cent a share
to raise a fund for the purpose.
Latest reports from the Albion Con
solidated are that the raise is up
tween 40 and 50 feet and the ore
still in good evidence. At about
feet from the main tunnel the ore
measured something like 3 feet and
carried $5.40 In gold, 14 ounces silver
and S per cent lead.
American Smelting & Refining com
pany has issued its annual report
the year ended December 31, 1918,
showing consolidated net income
$7,707,498 after all charges, including
estimated provision for federal tuxes,
as compared with $18,495,625 net
come for 1917, a decrease of $10,788,
A bill is before the Nevada legisla
ture calling for the establishment
a state smelter. Under the provisions
of the bill it will 'be known ab the
Nevada State smelter. The bill calls
for a bond issue in the sum of $750,000,
the bonds to be framed by the gover
nor, state controller and state treas
The superintendent of the Tintic
Standard property states that the job
of retimbering and enlarging the old
shaft, which hereafter will be known
as shaft No. 2, is progressing rapidly
and within ten days or two weeks
there will be an entirely new, double
compartment, well timbered shaft to
a depth of 700 feet.
Eureka Bullion Is'due to strike an
Important objective within 75 feet,
declared two directors of the company
one day last week. The way the for
mation is dipping naturally to the east,
some are of the opinion that the 900
level of the Bullion is on the same geo
logical horizon as the Tintic Standard's
1300, a short distance to the east.
According to the Goldfield News,
the Lockhart and Parker interests In
the Florence Goldfield Mining company
have been sold to L. F. Whlcher of
New York, who is said to have made a
fortune in United Verde Extension, a
famous copper producer of Jerome,
Arlz., and who is one of the principal
owners of the Gold Zone, In the Di
The Jarbidge Nevada Mining com
pany of Tacoma, owner of the Legiti
mate mine, Is having 300 pounds of Its
ore tested at Salt Lake City, with the
Idea of erecting a flotation plant. The
saving by flotation Is not as good al
that made by cyanldation when treat
ing Parbldge ores. This may be' due
to the colloidal nature of the ore.
A Salt Lake mining writer says that
although the Colorado Fuel & Iron com
pany has tied up for the past score
or more years vast rich Iron deposits
In southern Utah leaving them un
touched, having to pay but an Incon
sequential tax to the state, an explan
ation from the company has never
been forthcoming, and probably never
Business on the Salt Lake Stock A
Mining exchange the past week to
taled 342,824 shares sold, valued at
$53,660.21. Saturday It amounted to
53,750 shares valued at $6407.50.
The period of excessive excitement
iq the Burkburnett oil field, out of
Wichita Falls, Texas, Is passing anf
the district settling down to a perlot
of active, stable and substantial de
velopment, according to latest reports.
The Jarbidge center apparently has
a good future. The Elkoro Mines com
pany, E. A. Austin general manager,
started Its 200-ton mill on March 1,
1918, and it has continued running
ever since. Rolls are used for grind
ing when the pulp goes to the cyanide
plant. A $30 average is said to be
Bring Your Old Tires
to the Double Tread Tire Works, W. T. Wil
kins, West Pacific opposite Isis theater.
We can half sole your old tires and guarantee
32x3 1-2 tire
♦ * * W*1 4 1 6 *1 6 1 6- 1 -6 0 6- l » E
Charles Hilliard of Lower Presto
and Mr. Seeman were business
itors at Idaho Falls Thursday.
Mrs. Dora Larsen spent Wednes
day at the home of Mrs. W.
Mrs. Belle Hess, who has been
very ill, is much Improved at this
Miss Maggie Young spent Friday
at the home of Mrs. Pearl Anderson.
Miss Wells, teacher of the Goshen
school, is ill with the flu.
Andrew Anderson has returned
from Maronl, Utah, where he
called by the Illness of his father.
Two children of Mrs. Wren
ill at this writing.
Miss Mary Staples is working
the home of J. R. Larsen.
Mr. and Mrs. Orley Sessions
rejoicing over the arrival of a fine
baby girl. Mother and babe doing
Mr. and Mrs. W .R. Young and
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Larsen attended
the welcome home party at Shelley
Thursday evening, honoring James
Miss Vera Southwick is staying
at the home of Orley Sessions.
Willfam Brookbrush was an Idaho
Falls visitor Wednesday.
Mrs. Irvin Jolley and children
spent Thursday with Mrs. Jolley's
mother Mrs. W. R. Young.
George Hansen is working at the
J. R. Larsen ranch.
The men 6t Goshen are rejoicing
because spring has arrived at last
and work will soon start on the
B. & L. farm.
The L. Gardner family have moved
back to their farm on the bench.
MOST UNIQUE AND TASTY
NEWSPAPER IN THE WORLD
The official organ of the A. E. F.
was known as the Stars and Stripes.
Whoever has been fortunate enough
to get copies as they came once
week from Paris knows that there
was never such a newspaper on the
face of the earth.
The Stars and Stripes in one year
attained a subscription list of 550,
000 and the readers had no stated
address. They had to be found
wherever they might be. They
the men of the A. E. F. in France.
Four enlisted men were the auth
ors of this remarkable work, and
they worked up the ideas of Captain
Guy T. Viskniskki.
newspaper men before the
They and their future assistants
hailed from the staffs of such papers
as the Hartford Times, the New York
Sun, the Springfield Republican, the
San Francisco Call, the New York
Times, the Portland Oregonian,
Leslie's, the Boston Herald and such.
They set out to express the pep and
cheer of the army, and in that line
they are real "end men." With news
and jokes they made the A .E .F.
conscious of its own individuality—
th ®>' S» ve it » soul.
The first issue of Stars and Stripes
was to run 30,000 copies, but went
short of that; was put out on bor
rowed capital and borrowed paper.
All five were
Southern Idaho Fair Grounds, Blackfoot
TUESDAY, APRIL 1
Beginning a( 1 o'clock. Rain or Shine
Shorthorn buyers should not overlook the fact that R. A .Parsons
on this date will sell one of the strongest offerings In yonng bulls
and females that has ever been offered to the public In thin locality.
This sale will furnish a capital opportunity to secure the right H«d*
of a bull, for in the get of
the bull that won first and grand champion at Denver In 1910-17
and has won In every state show that he has made his
30—HEAD OF CATTLE—30
Seven head of young bulls in the offering are all the get of Cumber
land s Heir and sixteen females are all the get of prize winning hulls
mostly coming two-year old heifers and have all been bred
TERMS: Cash or seven months time will be given
R. A. PARSONS, OWNER
EARL O. WALTERS, Auctioneer
The Shorthorn breeders of this part of the state are golnir to n».
ize a Shorthorn Breeders' association on the evenimr of Anrii an *
the Bingham County Farm Bureau. * >PU
Stars and Stripes of February 7,
"printed on one of the most per
fectly equipped plants in existence, it
ran over the. half-million mark and
the onl yreason it did not run over
the million' mark is because enough
white paper for such a riot of cir
culation is simply not to be had.''
Think of a paper of such a cir
culation that did not need advertis
ing. They accepted advertising be
cause they knew it made the paper
look more like home to the boys,
but they never did accept all the ad
vertising that was offered by eager
It was decided to print the truth,
and nothing but the truth, about
army affairs and happenings.. Here
is its own confession:
"The Stars and Stripes had and
has but one purpose—to give the
army a voice and thereby to stimu
late the morale of the American
"And as Yanks are all sceptics
who can smell bunk a mile ofT, it was
decided that the truth must and
should serve. What we should have
done had the A. E. F. failed, just
how we should have extricated our
selves from our policy if the Ameri
can troops had gone in for strategic
retreating, we don't know.
"But, thanks to the combat di
vsions, the problem never arose.
From that electric day In May, when
the breathless squads from the 7th
machine gun battalion jumped into
the fighting in the streets of Chateau
Thierry, the task of the Stars and
Stripes became easy.''
Some day, perhaps within a year,
the troops will come home and the
most unique newspaper in the world
will go out of existence, a paper with
over half a million circulation, whose
managing editor Is a buck private,
drawing $30 a month, plus overseas
TWO BROTHERS GET HACK
M. C. Kendrick of Challis spent
Wednesday with Blackfoot friends
on his way to Rupert to see his par
VISITING OLD ACQUAINTANCES
Miss Vera Barton of Pawhuska
Okla. arrived in Blackfoot Monday
evening to visit with her brother
Dewey for a few weeks,
Mr. Barton is employed at the
Kendrick recently arrived
from Caqip Lewis, where he be
longed to the first infantry, Co. L.
Sgt. Claude Kendrick, brother of
M .C., has just landed on American
soil and is at Camp Grant. Va., Sgt.
Kendrick was in the 54th ammuni
tion train at Bordeaux,
pected home soon.
He is ex
Mrs. Dan Egley left Tuesday after,
noon for Sutton, Nebr., where she
will meet Mr. Egley, who has been
there on business for the past several
Mr. and Mrs. Egley will visit with
their many friends and relativese
there and other Nebraska points be
fore departing for Rochester, Minn.,
where Mrs. Egley will consult Mayo
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