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THE IDAHO REPUBLICAN WILL GIVE A PRIZE
PRECINCT THAT VOTES 100 PER CENT "BONDS YES
Official Paper of City and County
voL XV. No. 38
BLACKFQOT, BINGHAM COUNTfTIDAHO, FRIDAY APRIL 4 , 1919
$3 a Year
Mass Meeting for
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.
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.
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
The question of opening Center
street to connect with South Maple
street, third ward, was referred to
Permits were granted for the
building of the following:
Brick sausage making room, Jor
genson & Co.
Brick, five-room bungalow A. F.
Frame building, 12x20,R. W.
Brick building, 32x46, on Pacific
and Shilling, D. A. Jenkins.
Frame building, 28x24, George
One-story brick, 30x46, A. B.
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
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
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MILE A MIN
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
, ''HIS BLIGHTED LOVE"
Former Blackfoot Man Makes Fre
quent Trips to Blackfoot Bring
ing Land Buyers Along
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
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
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
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
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 $4.25 and parties at
t 't? * " r ' o *' , ~
cenG ^ - They said they had tried at
a11 Places from Ashton to Blackfoot
before they found enough to fill
The Utah Contrauction company
shipped 90,000 pounds of seed grain
to Arco, and various other large
orders have kept the mill about
cleaned upon seed grain, so it has
not been able to fill local orders as
fast as they came In.
CONTESTANTS COMPETE FOR PRIZES
WITH LETTERS ABOUT BINGHAM S ROADS
Each Paragraph Contains a Good Thought
Suggestion From Some Citizen in Bingham
County About hnprofring the Roads
OFFER MANY' PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS
Blackfoot, Ida.,' March 2$, 1919
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.
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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 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
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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
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
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
Republican Mass Convention
Call is hereby issued for Republican Mass Convention
be held at the Court House, Blackfoot, Idaho,
Friday, April 4th, 1919"
at' 8 o'clock p. m. for ithe purpose of nominating a city
ticket and declaring a platform.
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,
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.
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.
Blackfoot, Idaho, R. F. D. No. 4
Sterling, Ida., Mar. 18, 1919
Blackfoot, Idaho. •
^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.
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. —
MRS. G. L. ANDREWS.
(Continued on Page Eight.)
Unique Plan for
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
Result of Study for •
Improved Mail Service
Congressman Smith and Postal De
partment Anxious to Give De
sired Service to Us
ASKS FOR RECOMMENDATIONS
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
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,
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
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.
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