The Coast Banker, a high class
magazine for bankers of western
America, published at San Francisco
and Los Angeles, in Its issue of
February, 1919, publishes pictures
and sketches of Governor D. W.
Davis, who is In the hanking busi
ness at American Falls and who has
done much to put that city on the
map, and S. L. Reece, who is now
president and manager of the Ban
nock National Bank of Pocatello.
Mr. Reece was formerly cashier of
the First National Bank of Blackfoot
nad one of Blackfoot's live wires.
People of American Falls, Poca
tello and the Grove City have reason
to be proud of the honor given by
this big magazine, to her neighbor
CAMPAIGN FOR 1919
Plans are maturing at Blackfoot
for the erection of several large busi
ness houses this season and the
prospect of much good road con
struction within the next three years
makes the need for the buildings
Some of the negotiations for
ground or capital for construction
are not yet complete'd, and we delay
definite announcements until these
preliminaries are settled. If plans
do not go wrong, there will be four
or five new buildings ranging in cost
from $50,000 to to $100,000.
Wk look for
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By WM. A. RADFORD.
Mr. William A. Radford will answer
questions and give advice FREE OF
COST on all subjects pertaining to the
subject of building, for the readers of this
paper. On account of his wide experience
as Editor, Author and Manufacturer, he
Is, without doubt, the highest authority .
on all theae subjects. Address all Inquiries
to William A. Radford, No. 1827 Prairie
avenue, C hicago, I1L, and only enclose
three-cent stamp for reply.
In spring a young man's fancy may
turn to thought8 of love, but to the
man of family, after a winter of more
or less discomfort in his old house,
barren of many of the modern con
veniences, thoughts of a new home
are more engrossing. During the win
ter evenings that new home that has
been In contemplation for several
years now has been discussed by the
whole family and many ideas of what
that home should be, both as to ex
terior appearance and interior ar
rangement and of what materials it
should be built, have been advanced,
However, the head of the family
—the man who provides the money
for the new home—Is the man who
has the last say. To him there en
ters the Idea of practicability, cou
pled with cost. He is in favor of
the new house; in fact, has decided
to build, but to him there are things
of greater importance than a nook
here and an angle there. There Is
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the question of how he can get a
good, substantial, comfortable arid
convenient home for his family, if he
be a city man, or his family and the
hired help, If he be a farmer, for
the amount of money he has avail
able for the house.
To such a man, the house shown
in the accompanying illustration will
appeal. For here Is combined all of
the things that a practical city or
town man or farmer wants In his
home—convenience In arrangement
of rooms, provision for the things that
will make the work of the house
keeper easier, and a house that ex
ternally will compare with the best
of them In that community.
Cutting the Cornera.
"Corners cost" is an axiom among
straighter the walls, the less expen
sive the building. The house shown
herewith is a substantial building,
with no frills, and at the same time
Is good to look at.
The bare building Is 20 by 41 feet,
dimensions that are suitable for a
narrow lot As will be seen by the
Illustration the foundation and porch
walls and columns are of brick, while
the house Is of clap-board and shingle
The large porch, 22 by 8 feet, the
hip roof, and the bay window at the
side relieve the straight lines of the
building and make it an attractive
home from the exterior. The size
of tho porch, 22 by 8 feet, makes
It a comfortable 8lttlng place in the
The house contains ten rooms and
bath, six bedrooms providing sleep
ing accommodations for at least that
many persona. Five of the bedrooms
are on the second floor and one on
the first floor.
The front entrance door opens Into
a hall 4 by 10 feet To the left
is the front stairway, and at the
'right through double glazed doors Is
the living room. Being the gathering
place of the family, this room is
large, 17 by 13 feet. At one end Is
an open fireplace with spaces for
built-in bookcases on either side.
The dining foom is immediately
back of the living room through an
open double doorway. This room Is
14 by 13 feet, but Its straight lines
are broken by the bay window, which
forms an alcove 2 by 9 feet, provid
ing a place for either a long wall
seat, or flowers.
Many Convenience* in Kitchen.
Connecting with the dining room is
Beside the door leading to. the dining
, j «. ,»n t
running around the full length of
the outside wall and part of the rear
wall Is a work table. On either Bide
the kitchen, 10% by 13 feet,
every Convenience is provided for.
room Is the sink. Adjoining it and
of the window is a wall case. Thus
with an opening to the back porch,;
does the kitchen worker have every
thing needed at hand. Off the kltch
en, at the rear, is a large pantry,
also equipped with work table and
shelves. Here is located the ice chest,
from which ft* ffiay be' Iced,
Another door from the kitchen
leads to the rear hall. Here are the
back stairs, a toilet, and a washroom,
with plumbing fixtures. The entrance
to the washroom is from the back
porch, 11% by 6 feet
Thus It will be seen that a person
can come in at the rear door, wash.
and go either upstairs, or to the
dining room without passing through
the kitchen, which In many houses,
In fact most farm houses, is a com
blued kitchen and passageway. At
the end of this back hall toward the
front of the house is a bedroom, 10%
by 10 feet.
The front stairs lead to a hallway,
which extends to the center of the
house and then to the back. At the
front are two bedrooms, one 10 by
9% feet, the other 10% by 13 feet.
The two bedrooms In the center of
the house are 10% by 13 feet and
10% by 10 feet. The rear bedroom
is 10% feet square.
At the head of the rear stairs Is
the bathroom and toilet, two separate
rooms. The former is exceptionally
large and provides a dressing as well
as a bath room.
Closets Are Numerous.
Closets are numerous in this house.
Downstairs there is a large coat
closet at the end of the front entrance
hall. There are two more closets In
the first-floor bedroom. Each room
upstairs also has a closet
This is a substantial home that
will appeal especially to'the farmer
who Is considering building a new
house. There are no frills about it,
yet It Is an attractive appearing house
and one in which all the modern farm
conveniences, running hot and cold
water, electric light and sewage sys
tem can be Installed. As the mod
ern farm now has' a power, pumping
and electric system, the cost of put
ting these conveniences in the house
will be small, but they will add
much to keeping the boy and girl
on the farm and making the work in
the house as easy as it now is in
the modernly equipped barn.
A consultation with the local build
er and lumber and material dealer
will soon disclose the' cost of such
a home, either in town or on the
IN GOLD PROMISED
AMERICA BY REPRESENTATIVE
OF SOCIALISTIC ELEMENT.
Soviet Government Seeks Return of
Normal Trade Relations, Desiring
; salfl to be extremely anxious to nmk.
1 terms with the United States. As th<
j first step toward obtaining recogni
i tlon by tbe United States, the Rus
i s * an soviet government Is prepared to
to Purchase Supplies Needed in
New York.—The Russian Reds an
i deposit $200,000,000 in gold with Amer
ican and European banks for the pur
chase of supplies needed in recon
struction work, according to a formal
statement issued here March 20 by L.
C. A. K. Martens, American repre
sentative of the Demidoff Iron & Steel
Works in Moscow, through the "bu
reau of representatives of the Rus
sian socialist federal soviet republic."
Asserting that he hud received this
week his appointment as official rep
resentative of the soviet government
in the United States, Mr. Martens said
he had forwarded his credentials to
the state department and meanwhile
had opened temporary headquarters
in this city. With the credentials, he
said, he had sent a report on condi
tions in Russia and an expression of
his government's desire "to re-estab
lish normal relations between the two
Mr. Martens said that, in addition
to the $200,000,000 to be deposited to
defray the cost of initial purchases,
the soviet government was prepared
to submit various propositions, which,
he said, lie hoped would prove accept
able to American manufacturers and
exporters, looking toward establish.
ment of credit for additional govern
EXPECT AID FROM AMERICA.
Propose Irish Freedom Under Yankee
New York.—It lias been learned
here that Irish independence under ■
mandate to America has been mention
ed in British councils, and at leas
one British statesman is a serious ad
vocate of that settlement of what ha
been heretofore an insoluble problem
There no longer exists the old fen
of German plotting in Ireland, and
in any event, American supervisioi
would safeguard that point.
Colonel House Makes Prophesy.
Paris.—Colonel E. M. House told
British journalists Thursday that In
was convinced- that the peace treaty
including the league of nations coven
ant, would be ready for signature oi
March 29, and added that he would bt
disappointed if the Germans were not
at Versailles three weeks hence.
Debt Notes to Meet Dividends.
Washington.—Dividends and interest
on railroad stocks and bonds due April
1, amounting to approximately $70,000 •
000. will lie met by the railroad nd
ministration by Issuance of certificate:
of indebtedness to the companies foi
amounts due from rentals and other
Dry Amendment to be Contested.
New York.—Tlie committee of d's
tillers of the United States, represent
ing the entire distilling industry, an
nounced Thursday that steps were be
ing taken to attack the constitution
ality of the federal prohibition amend
ment and the wartime prohibition act.
Pershing Highway Planned.
Lincoln, Neb.—A "Pershing high
way," extending from San Francisco to
New York, will be permanently organ
ized here next month, according to
plans of a temporary organization
formed here recently to carry out the
Murderer Given Life Sentence.
Towson, Md.—Dr. Norbu Ishida, the
Japanese alienist, was found guilty of
first-degree murder for the killing of
Dr. George B. Wolff, associate. Chief
Justice Burke sentenced Dr. Ishida to
Will Build Mighty Dirigibles.
London.—After successful trials of
new British dirigibles of the rigid type
of construction, the government, ac
cording to the Mail, has ordered the
building of two enormous airships.
Each will be 800 feet in length.
Bank Robbery Frustrated.
Kalinas City.—Presence of mind of
two officials of the Rosedale State
Bank. Rosedale, Kan., near here, late
Thursday^ frustrated the efforts of
four armed men to rob the bank.
Hun Ships Repaired for U. 3.
New York.—Five German steamships
aggregating 28,940 gross tons, intern
ed in Peru, are at Balbog undergoing
repairs for service under jurisdiction
of the United States shipping board,
ii was learned here Thursday.
Fifty Thousand to Begin Anew
New York. — Approximately 50,000,
American soldiers disabled in the
world war have taken advantage of
the government's program for voca
tional training, according to an esti
mate made by lWvor Crane.
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Bit of prance
: and prench
A good many of the boys return
ing from a trip abroad are going to
kick about France with army frank
ness and leave an unjust prejudice
in their wake as they plow thru the
interested public. It is not easy for
a soldier to judge impartially of any
place he may be in; his army re
strictions smart him, and he adds
that smart to his judgments.
Some of the things the Americans
did not like in France were no fault
of that country; for instance, the
flimsy French paper money, the un
intelligible language, sunless days,
and high prices.
A nation can not be expected to
change its monetary customs be
cause foreigners are not pleased with
it, nor its language, either. The
french have plenty of sunshine in
summer, especially In the south, and
that is really the time and place for
tourist pleasures, but soldiers are
not as tourists, going whither and
when they list. And as to high
prices when you have but few goods,
and an army of apparently rich
foreigners comes in on you, demand
ing your goods .and showing every
contempt for small change, you, or
anybody, would be tempted to put
th e prices up to even figures, and
not l)0(;lier tlie Proud strangers with
France is a wayward place; one
falls heir to the whim habit and
wants to enjoy life in a gentleman's
way. It is pleasant to sit in a quiet
little wine shop and visit with a
friend cf an afternoon, but the army
works in the afternoon nearly all
the time. Now and then one craves
a trip into the country to view some
quaint chateau or visit famous old
ruins, but it is so inconvenient to
get the colonel's permission for a
holiday. There are wonderful cities
to see, and you may be within a
few hours' journey of them; yet fo*
all the chance you have of getting a
pass to go there you might as well
be in the United States.
The army is so full cf annoyances,
such as wet feet, absent-minded
cooks, sudden moves, eternal in
spections, wasteful waiting, bad luck
at cards and so on that no soldier
can stand off and have a fair view
of any place he may be soldiering
in. To enjoy the scenery and fixin's
it is nece ssary to forget that you
are in the army for the time being,
which is rarely possible, no matter
how hard you may try.
There are faults to find with
France, but then, also with the U. S.
The difference is this; you wouldn't
think of reforming French customs,
while to make things better in
America you only have to show the
way. Europeans are wedded tO'their
usages; Americans crave improve
ment.—F. C. K.
French Girl's Letter to ail American
The following letter was written
on the great .day of the armistice
by a young girl who lives near
Bordeaux, to an American soldier
who had been billeted in her father's
It is an American trick to publish
private correspondence, and yet this
little letter so admirably represents
the feeling of the French toward
American soldiers that we cannot
refuse to let it go out to our com
munity, and as far as it will with
its warm message. In translating,
the original French construction
was followed as far as possible:
How to express tp you our joy!
The war is finished—I do not find
the words to tell you how happy we
are! An end to mourning, an end
to the spilling of blood, all the
atrocities made necessary by war are
Very soon all families will have
the happiness of celebrating the re
turn of the dear combatants—hus
bands, sons or brothers. And it is
to sing out this happiness'with light
hearts, that today all the bells are
carolling so joyously.
Victorious our "belle France!"
and also victorious her allies! But
in thinking of the victory, all of us,
we can not but address to your dear
country and to all the American
army a heart-felt and grateful
thought, for we owe them much,
very much! She threw everything
Into the work of coming to our
rescue, her soldiers, her gold, her
munitions; she lavished them with
She came to hasten the victory of
right and of justice in peril.
And now, what enthusiasm!—
Happiness beams in every face, the
streets are hung with flags and there
is a holiday air.
In learning, dear friend, this joy
ous news, we thought of you, who
should be here to share our happi
soon go back to America. What do
y°'i think? However, we shall be
e( ! if you leave France without
coming to see us again. You must
tr" to get a "permission" (furlough)
am' if you get one for several days,
w n!d you not rather come to us,
Hostilities having ceased, still you
ex' ect to continue your studies, for
you speak of examinations in your
Perhaps the American troops will
who are your friends, than to strang
You would have the liberty and
the means of visiting Bordeaux, and
it would be a very great pleasure
for us to offer our hospitality. Do
you understand that word? If not,
have recourse to your dictionary.
We will not make you sleep out
of-doors, or in a "billet" (as you
did when you were here); it is too
cold now, and the currents of air
would be dangerous.
You are perhaps a little disap
pointed in not being able to use your
future commission. But do not be
too unhappy. I am glad you did
not have to undergo the horrors of
the war. Your comrades have paid
We have just received a nice letter
from your friend Joseph Maughan.
Your regiment is still at the same
Expecting to receive good news
from you soon, be assured, dear
friend, of my best friendly remem
Greetings from all the family.
LAIN TELLS SECRETARY
BAKER HE'S COMING
Senator Chamberlain of Oregon,
chairman of the senate military com
mittee, who backed General Ansell
in publishing to Americans the
wrongs of court martial proceedings
against United States soldiers, has
written a letter to Secretary Baker
accusing him of turning a deaf ear
to demands for reform, and telling
him that new resolutions will be
introduced in congress to bring about
an investigation that will investigate.
When Senator Chamberlain first
broke out on the side of the enlisted
man, demanding more ships to bring
home troops in and calling for a
change in the court martial system
and betterment of pmbarktation
camps he drew cheers from all the
A. E. F. Chamberlain's name is al
most as well known in France among
the soldiers as that of President
Wilson. They have great faith in
him and he is still in the game for
better conditions in the army.
IMPROVEMENTS AT STERLING
Martin Driscoll and wife were in
from Sterling the last of the week,
and in discussing roads, Mr. Dris
coll said there was much need ot a
top coating of fine gravel for some
of their Sterling roads. The soil, he
said is so soft when it gets wet,
and is so slick, that cars skid right
off the grades. When the rest of
the country roads are dry after a
shower the Sterling mud stays wet
and slick. The road cuts to pieces
readily and the grades tramp down
easily while they are saturated. Mr.
Driscoll has 1000 acres of land in
that locality, and when he considered
the amount of extra taxes he would
he called upon to pay in consequence
of the bond issue it seemed so little
and the added value of the land
seemed so substantial that lie is
convinced it is going to be a pro
fitable investment. The r'ripc<'de
that applies to a thousand acres, ap
plies in the same way to fifty or a
F. M. Tayior is erecting some
kind of a building on the H. K. Wiley
seed farm northwest of Sterling.
C. A. C. TELEPHONE MAN BACK
D. W. Knighton of Ogden, Utah,
who took the training for telephone
experts for the'army at Ft. Dougles,
Utah and was transferred to the
coast artillery corps at Ft. Winfield
Scott, visited friends here Wednes
day and Thursday.
RALPH OSBORN A VISITOR
Ralph Osborn of Shoshone stopped
Blackfoot Saturday for a few day's
visit with his mother, Mrs. Sarah
Osborn. Mr. Osborn was formerly
superintendent of the Empire Copper
company at Mackay; he is now run
ning a garage in Shoshone.
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But before giving up hope and deciding
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practically any druggist In
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Take a teas
two compressed tablets with a
after your next meal, and see what a
difference this makes. It will Instantly
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In the stomach which now causes your
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You will and that provided you taka
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cannot Injure the stomach In any way so
long aa there are any symptoms of add
nful of the
that seems to
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