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THE IDAHO REPUBLICAN WILL GIVE A PRIZE PRECINCT THAT VOTES 100 PER CENT "BONDS YES *» mrmtbltnm Official Paper of City and County voL XV. No. 38 BLACKFQOT, BINGHAM COUNTfTIDAHO, FRIDAY APRIL 4 , 1919 $3 a Year Mass Meeting for City Nominations City to Pay Outstanding Warrants by Bonding for $50,000; Build ing Permits $80,000 better fire control In $ busy session lng, next to the last one that will be had by the present city council, It was decided to hold a general mass meeting at the court house Monday evening, April 7, at 8 o'clock, so that the people may nominate candidates for th« city offices. The meeting is called by the mayor. Election Judges Appointed Judges of the election in the four wards were named as follows: First ward—W. D. Vincent, Elsie Barker and Gertrude Martin. Second ward—Mrs. Eva West, Mrs. J. E. Good and E. T. Malcom. , Third ward—Mrs. Ed Stultz, Mrs. Rebecca Archer and Mrs Fourth ward—James Hunter, A. F. Colver and Mrs. M. A. Killian. Each set of judges will appoint two clerks to assist in each ward. The citjr clerk will act as registrar. O. S. L. Water for Fire A committee was appointed for the purpose of conferring with the superintendent of the Oregon Short Line railroad of this division and asking, permission to put a hydrant into the targe pipe line that runs from the railroad's new tank north to the stand-pipe near the station. The hydrant, if allowed, is to be put at Main and Bridge streets and the water to be used in the emergency of fire. There is a strong pressure to this water line and it would serve as an excellent protection to the business section of Blackfoot, in cluding the railroad station. even ' Sill. Bond $50,000 to Pay Debt Tije city clerk has practically com. pleted a list of outstanding warrants which will be redeemed by a bond issue for $50,000 and when finished will be forwarded to the bond house. Improvements Authorized Building permits were granted to the aggregate amount of $80,000. The council authorized the instal lation of an electric street light on South Broadway to connect with the line running in from the Blackfoot river bridge. The question of opening Center street to connect with South Maple street, third ward, was referred to a committee. Building Permits Permits were granted for the building of the following: Brick sausage making room, Jor genson & Co. Brick, five-room bungalow A. F. Berkeley. Frame building, 12x20,R. W. Campbell. Brick building, 32x46, on Pacific and Shilling, D. A. Jenkins. Frame building, 28x24, George Belton. One-story brick, 30x46, A. B. Stephens. Garage, W. W|. Beck. Stake tabernacle and auditorium, to cost $60,000, by James Duckworth for the L. D. S. church. + TONIGHTS THE NIGHT Tonight's the night to meet and discuss the policies that shall grov ern the town for a couple of years. This paper is sorry that the Repub licans want to make it a Republican affair and bar out thd others. This paper is sorry that a notice is being presistently published by one of the nounced to come before the ninth of April, the last night that a meet ing could be held and make nomina tiOQS. Now that the mayor and council | have repudiated that notice by an I nouncing the caucuses earlier, it * looks like our Democratic friend is trying to make a monkey out ' ot the mayor. Of course he may be trying his best to get the printer to kill the notice and not be able to succeed. Orpheum Theater Friday-Saturday I 1, JACK PICKFORD ) A 4 y ® t Ji in w MILE A MIN UTE KENDALL u iJNli 2 Nights Come Speed and action—New 1 Yorkers call it "Jazz—lift L this picture into the class of f a masterpiece. MONDAY, APRIL 7 Matinee Tuesday 2.30 p. m„ Prices: Evenings 25c-50c, re served 75c. Matinee 25c-50c. PLUS WAR TAX Sennett Comedy , ''HIS BLIGHTED LOVE" Saturday Matinee Former Blackfoot Man Makes Fre quent Trips to Blackfoot Bring ing Land Buyers Along by STEADY INCREASE IN VALUE Joseph H. Cutler comes up fnom Salt Lake about once $ week or two with some homeseekers, who want to buy land. He says the interest in farm lands in this county, is keen, and he has difficulty in finding lands for all who want to buy. He brought $100,000 of investors' money the last two trips in March. He sold the Duckworth farm of 140 acres at Wapello earlier in the winter, and after Bixty days he sold it again at $10 advance over the first sale. The second buyer con sidered that he had made a good buy and when he was at the depot to take the train back to Salt Lake, he had an offer of $20 an acre above what he had paid for it and declined will is A. Conditions look very much the same as they did in 1903 when the sugar factory was located here. The men who had the nerve to come in and buy before the factory was as sured, sold for heavy advances, as much as 100 per cent in some cases, and many buyers cleaned up snug little fortunes in a few weeks. Some it. of them made as much in three months that way as the homestead ers had made in ten or fifteen years taking up the land and Improving it. Men who have seen good roads built in their own counties in Utah, and then saw their lands double in value in consequence of the good roads, have sold out and are jump ing in to take advantage of the rise that will come swiftly when the bond election carries and the good roads are built. They consider that they are absolutely safe because, if the bonds carry, the land will be worth money for the reason that it will yield a greater profit to the man who farms it. If the bonds should fail to carry, it wil lonly be a matter of a few months or, a year or two until people will appreciate thejr mistake and they will call another election and do all they can to catch up with those that takq the step now. The price of lands will not decline any while waiting, and the rise will fol low the good roads whenever they are built. The man who does not believe this theory is true in practice has a good chance to sell out now and see the purchaser get stung. Mr. Cutler lives at No. 1000 Princeton avenue, Salt Lake. * IMPROVEMENTS MADE IN SEEGER-BUNDLIE STORE During the winter the Seeger Bundlie department store installed a new balcony ready-to-wear depart ment for women, with a long tier of dust-proof closets for fine gowns, and many a bright mirror. There are easy chairs to rest on, and turning display racks. As a further improvement the firm has this week completed a lad ies' rest room, off fro mthe balcony for the convenience of patrons and guests, a bath-room, without the bath, and a bed ip case one should be taken ill while at the store. This Is keeping up with the times and the needs of the public. + SEED GRAIN IN DEMAND The Blackfoot Farmers* Milling company has been' cleaning large quantities of grain for seed, and has been unable to fill the orders. Wheat carefullyiscreened and cleaned is selling at $4.25 and parties at t 't? * " r ' o *' , ~ cenG ^ - They said they had tried at a11 Places from Ashton to Blackfoot before they found enough to fill their order The Utah Contrauction company shipped 90,000 pounds of seed grain to Arco, and various other large orders have kept the mill about cleaned upon seed grain, so it has not been able to fill local orders as fast as they came In. CONTESTANTS COMPETE FOR PRIZES WITH LETTERS ABOUT BINGHAM S ROADS Each Paragraph Contains a Good Thought Suggestion From Some Citizen in Bingham County About hnprofring the Roads OFFER MANY' PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS or Blackfoot, Ida.,' March 2$, 1919 Dear sirs: Good roads are a great benefit to all. They enable the farmer to mar ket his produce at maximum pricas at minimum of expense. Also buy where his needs are cheaper; save health and patience b yreducina time spent in long cold rides over bad roads in severe weather. These facts alone should induce people to vote the bond. But con sidering many others no argument should be necessary to convince him they are a great benefit. „„ V.- i. „ famBv totake^"f® 1 * a " d IndheaRh resorts^.OTm-Hin*tho£ fhe4. recleaGon Meded trf ke /hAT inn ner cent efflclen? in S&p? i h ® v keen the children H A th ®, f J? t w ?fiends and miZhL. " " ,ends and social gatherings. r Get daily mail on rural routes in morning instead of afternoon, and in case of accident or sickness to get medical help immediately when de lay from bad roads may prove fatal, With good roads the farmer will be able to study better farming methods by attending farm bureau demonstrations and meetings, raise larger crops, make improvements, In crease the value of his land and de crease cost of upkeep on cars or „„„. „ . .. . Good roads should be our Blackfoot, Idaho, Mar. 26, 1919 Editor Idaho Republican: Here are a few of my ideas on good roads. Good roads are an absolute neces-' sity in this day and age of the world when the times are improving and things are done -on a faster scale than years ago. I *„ .. , . . . Not only to the farmer, but to everybody else. I vehicles in itself is a great saving. Good roads are a safety, luxury and convenience for the traveling public in a word, they have every convenience with no inconvenience for hauling heavy loads as well -as "joy riding" and will be a lasting memorial of the people who built them. slogan. MRS. VICTOR A. PETERSON, Blackfoot, route 2. If we had paved roads a man could pay higher taxes because of less wear on both automobile and other vehicles. A farmer with a car could pay $100 a year more taxes on repair bills he would save on tires besides prolonging the life of his car. It is a waste of money to keep grading and dragging. The Toad between Blackfoot and the river bridge has already had money enough spent on It to have paved It and Is in no better condi tion now than it was ten years ago. A farmer would save one half his hauling expenses if we had good roads. And the up-keep of good i Republican Mass Convention Call is hereby issued for Republican Mass Convention be held at the Court House, Blackfoot, Idaho, to Friday, April 4th, 1919" at' 8 o'clock p. m. for ithe purpose of nominating a city ticket and declaring a platform. REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE. One Hundred Dollars for a Letter Write a short letter about good roads not than 500 words, send it to any newspaper in Bingham county to be published in some paper before Monday, April 7. more Purse Divided in Three The person writing the best article will $50.00; the second best article, $30.00; the third best article $20.00. Committee to award prizes will be selected from the Bingham county farm bureau board. ALEX YOUNIE. receive President First National Bank. C. W. BERRYMAN, President D. W. Standrod Bank. J. C. MILLICK, President Blackfoot City Bank. roads would be less than that of roads in the present condition. Yours truly, EJMRON YANCEY, Blackfoot, Idaho, R. F. D. No. 4 * 111 Sterling, Ida., Mar. 18, 1919 Idaho Republican, Blackfoot, Idaho. • Dear sir: ^e ? d J. en *. good roads, f he _ 1 n° p J e °* county will . ® A 0 me ®. thelr taxe ® easier , ~® ca *',i e they save enough money * ie re P a |p n S of their vehicles; „ the wear and tear on harness; the d extra cost of feed for their horses, whlch is nece88ar y t0 enable the P °° r b ® ast8 to pul1 a ,oad thru the I great deprtl of mud that now adorns our highways. The money now ex Pended for repairs will pay their I taXCS and they wiU have mone y left I to spend for improvements farm, or otherwise. ! Good roads will be cheaper, be cause once graded and surfaced with gravel, they will remain so, and j there will not be the continual P en8e of repairing and keeping them passable. Good roads will les sen our road tax. ' ! Good roads will encourage tourists 4 otravel thru our wonderful section of scenlc Idaho, who In turn will advertise our resources, which will bring in more people, more settlers, who will help reclaim our vast arid plains. Much of this land yields no tax to the county at present, because it is uninhabited, but if it were re claimed and was paying taxes, it would make the tax burden less on those now paying it. Good roads will bring in more ' capital from large concerns, which w ni develop our county and place j the tax rate less on each individual. People who live in remote parts j of the county often find it impera ; tive to go to the county seat . other places on business, and | often forced to take the train, re n)a ® over night at a great loss of j time and expense, when if the roads ?°® d J? e . y n ?* 8 ' 1 )t So in their car, " d t b ® ,r ™ 8l " e f 8 an , d ™ tu ™ * . , day ' i T * 8 va,aable to f farmer in a busy time, and is us I }* a va *ned in dollars and cents, besides the financial expense con nected with the trip. Undoubtedly I good roads would prevent this. on the ex or are Better roads would encourage farmers to raise more crops as good roads would facilitate the handling and marketing of them. Therefore: Good roads would be a boon to Bingham county. They will save time; they will save money; they will decrease the tax per in dividual; and last ^ut not least they will soothe the temper of the .ones traveling over the roads and cause them to be grateful and joyous, and have a sweeter appreciation of their lease on life. — i Very sincerely, MRS. G. L. ANDREWS. (Continued on Page Eight.) Unique Plan for Advertising Idaho Boxing Bout Will Bring Scores of Tourists and Pleasure Seek, ers to Our State WORK FOR STATE'S INTEREST The Pocatello Athletic club raised $10,000 a minute for about sixteen minutes last week, as a guaranty fund for financing the proposed Wil l&rd-Dempsey fist fight at Pocatello on the Fourth of July. They are now gathering up a committee of supreme boosters and shrewd busi ness men to take a trip to New York to see if they can land the fight for Idaho. , This comhiittee will see to it that Idaho gets a great deal of advertis ing thru the press of the eastern states in consequence of their activ ities, even tho they do not Secure a contract to bring the big bout west. Those in charge of publicity for the event have sent out a telegram ask ing the press of the state to get busy publishing information concerning 4 , Idaho s resources, and especially her rhZZl' tnTJ?? a " d l ha ' ta A bon ?® 8 a d I 8t ' \ , t adera °. f , A®. P a P ers are frlna? B te «ftlp Zrlll per80ns des ring to go somewhere. Within the hour that this office received the telegram, we sent off a score of the photographs of the rarest Idaho scenery we have ever seen, to have engravings made for use in the newspapers. The engrav ing will probably cost $60 or $70, and if our readers fail to mail the papers out to people In other states, the greatest opportunity for adver tising Idaho will be lost, for the newspaper has no means of reaching the homeseekers direct. We con sider that we have done our share when we get the views into the paper. Men experienced in attract ing home seekers, tourists, and in vestors, claim that such pictures are the most effective advertisement that can be sent out. They attract a good class of people, and people of means, and that is what Idaho needs. Bingham county Is Indebted to Pocatello for taking the lead in this great move of getting a stream of people into Idaho at the boxing match, and then scattering them out over the state t osee its attractiens. Everybody will gather in some of their money and some will get hold of it in hunks. Seeger-BuundMe's Public Comfort Message Jn the states farther east, pti'bdic comfort stations have been provided by cities and towns for many years, on a scale never before contemplated, and the custom is coming westward at a rapid gait. Installing smaller public com fort stations or rest rooms in business houses in addition to the lavatories provided for employees, has been gaining favor with progressive business houses in recent years, and now all the conveniences and comfort and seclusion of the well appointed modern home are to be found at the dis posal of customers in concerns that are alive to the needs and importance of co-operating with nature and nature's laws. In our store we have provided a ladies' balcony where they can select and try on their ready to wear, and opening from this rather secluded balcony we have just completed a large, sanitary rest room with lavatories and everything complete • and finely furnished. Every woman shopping, not only in our store but in our locality, is assured of the advantages of this quiet retreat at any time, and in case of sickness or accident our lady clerks will give any needed attention to the guest, and do it gladly. ft has always been our policy to make Everybody's Store as homelike as possible, and to remove all occasion for the feeling of restraint which people feel in so many public places. Our store is a public place, and it is also the home of the individual. We spare no expense to pro vide things to make it so, and the addition of our rest room was only another step n carryng out our broad policy along these lines. We expect some day to have a building of our own, and judging from the way our business increases, it will not be very far off. When we build, we promise that the building will be right u£> to the minute in all things mod em, sanitary and convenient. No expense will be spared that can add to the satisfaction of the public in Eevery body's Store, and if the public find as much satisfaction and pride in using these things as we find in supplyng them, their cost wll be doubly justified. Seeger-Bundlie Company Everybody's Store u *> Broadway Blackfoot Result of Study for • Improved Mail Service of Congressman Smith and Postal De partment Anxious to Give De sired Service to Us ASKS FOR RECOMMENDATIONS of a During the past winter there has been considerable agitation and study of the question of rural mail service for Bingham county and city delivery for Blackfoot. There has been agitation for reconstructing some of the rural routes to reach more families. Down to the present time the result of this study and agitation is as follows: Lindsay rural carrier for route one will leave the service as soon as his successor is named and qualified. Charles Brown has moved away and Henry Series has taken his place as temporary carrier. William Examinations will be held April 26 for rural and city carriers. One new city carrier has been ordered put on in the town of Blackfoot and , post master, Gregory Jones, is look j ing for a man to fill that position. d l Congressman Addison T. Smith ' I addressed a letter of inquiry to this ! office asking for recommendations of 1 P ers0ns to SUCll a position and says that he aad the department are anxious to make the apointments as | 80on as they receive applications with recommendations from people here, showing that they are satisfied with the appointment, I *P MAJOR REED IN IDAHO FALLS After his visit to Blackfoot last Friday in the interests of the Idaho reclamatoin association Major Fred R. Reed, executive secretary of the association, spent Monday in Idaho Falls opening the minds of business men and boosters to the new idea in co-operation for state benefit, and returned Tuesday morning well sat isfied with the reception he had re ceived. MORMON CONFERENCE IS POSTPONED FOR THE FLU On account of the periodic out oreaks of the influenza, and present epidemics in certain localities ot Utah and Idaho, the semiannual church conference, which was to have opened this week at Salt Lake City, has been indefinitely postponed by leaders of the L. D. S.