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THE IDAHO REPUBLICAN WILL GIVE A PRIZE TO EACH PRECINCT THAT VOTES 100 PER CENT "BONDS YES
Eht iftaljo Witpnblxtmi Official Paper of City and County VoL XV. No. 39 BLACKFOOT, BINGHAM COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY $3 a Year APRIL II, 19 IDAHO SPORTSMEN RAISED THE LIMIT Biggest Cash offer Ever Placed Before Box ing Promoter \ LOOKS LIKE A WIN "Biddy" Bishop, sporting editor of the Cincinnatti Enquirer, tells at length in his paper of the offer of the Idaho sportmen for the Willard Dempsey match, things he says: "The offer of the Pocatello sports men and business men is said to be the biggest cash inducement ever placed before a boxing promoter. It liktwise represents the largest finan cial backing in the history of the glove sport. It is also unsurpassed by facilities from the entire country. The Idaho men are gamesters when it comes to doing big things. J. Robb Brady, president of the Poca tell Athletic club, is one of the widely-known men in the northwest. Like Tex Rickard, he will take a chance. If Idaho gets the big match it will draw big from Salt Lake, Butte, Spokane, Seattle, San Fran cisco, Portland and all the large cities out that way." 9 ' Among other FUNERAL OF RALPH CHUBBUCK Funeral services for Ralph Chub buck, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Chubbuck, who died at the Mayo hospital Saturday, April 6, were im pressively carried out at the St. Paul's Episcopal church Thursday afternoon at 2.30. Rev. Robert L. Lewis was the officiating pastor. Besides friends of the family who were present, the following relatives came to Blackfoot for the services. Miss Marian Chubbuck, sister of the deceased boy, who has been at Mos cow at the university: Mr. Carrol, brother of Mrs. Chubbuck; Mrs. Gross and son from Pocatello, sister of Mrs. Chubbuck. -4* MORE 91ST UNITS ARRIVE ON ORIZABA The steamship Orizaba from St. Nazaire, France, docked April 2, with units of the 91st division on board, including part of the 361st infantry, its regimental headquarters and supply companies. This boat also brought part of the 364th in fantry and 348th machine gun ft battalion. EDWIN WATSON RECOVERING Edwin Watson, who has been con fined to his home most of the time for nearly a year, is well enough to be around some now. Mr. Watson had Influenza and It affected his lungs, so that he has been confined to his bed for months. 4* Oratorical Winners to Compete in Idaho Falls In the oratorical contest held a,t j. the high school Tuesday evening v Edna Steffens carried first honors with her splendid recitation of what Spartacus said to the gladiator bolsheviks, at Rome. Wayne Thore son was adjudged second and Opal Downing third. Other entrants were Vivian McDonald, Charles Swope, Rodah Homer and Burton Albertson. Each contestant was permitted to select whatever bit of oratorical classic pleased him or her. The program was pleasantly varied with vocal solos by Miss Carstens and piano solos by Miss Grace Holt. Miss Steffens goes to Idaho Falls Friday, April 11, to compete in a district oratorical contest, the win ners of which will take part in a state oratorical tourney at Blackfoot April 24. Drama and Humor at the High School The second evening of the annual declamatory contests, Wednesday evening, was well attended. Var Buchanan was given first place in the humor department for his rendi tion of "Winding the Clock" by J. M. Barrie. Paul Pearson and Walter Patrie tied at second place. Orpheum Theater Monday-Tuesday Frlday-Saturday Geraldine Farrar MARY P1CKFORD in in Amarilly of Clothesline Alley << >> "The Hell Cat Filmed at Cody, Wyo. Sunshine Comedy "Shadows of Her Pest' She loved, she hated, she fought—for right and honor. Pathe News Saturday Matinee 2.30 i iff: t» ■. 'i Vi - • >:.v; ■■ ■ - \ » *• •• .1 ■ > jv A .0 ■ vtsihi* "* ' I V - ' "#► * f.\ ; " ■ . • *' _>.• * f r V A Wv >• •>-? TV & •, - H. 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Gtat hunter's camp in the foreground. 4 - 4 - 4 * 4 - 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 4 4 4- CHANCE TO SEE THE ACTUAL TOOLS OF WAR 4- - 4* 4* More than 100 pieces of war 4*, 4- material, German, French and 4* 4* American, will be shown in 4*; 4* Blackfoot Friday, April 18, 4* 4* when the Victory loan special 4* 4* train reaches here on its couxse 4* 4- thru the western states. 4* Of large pieces .there will be 4* 4* the famous French "75" that 4* 4* saved Verdun, the German 4* 4* " 77 " some German howitzers 4* 4* and minewerfers, and even a 4* 4- small tank, which was severely 4- 4* shell-shocked In Itq last fight. 4* 4* Of small pieces, nearly every- 4- 4* thing an average reader has 4* 4* seen the name of in war. dis- 4* 4* patches will he there: gas 4* 4* mask, packs, haversacks, 3-inch 4* 4- and 75 mn|. shells, aterial 4- 4* bombs, sniping tank, grenade 4* 4* thrower, Turkish bayonet, ma- 4* 4- chine-guns, flame thrower, 4* 4* rifles, French helmet, and a lot 4- 4* of other interesting articles. 4- 4- The train will show at 4* 4* Mackay in the morning and ar- 4- 4* rive at Blackfoot at 1.15 p. m. 4- 4* for a two hour exhibition. 4- 4* 4- 4 4 4* 4* 4* 4* •J , 4 , 4 , 4 , 4*4 , 4*4'4 , 4 , 4* 4* 4* 4* Fraud and Theft Cases Go to District Court Two Divorces to One Marriage at Court House Within the Past Week cRUEiynr and desertion C. C. Fredericks accused of ac quiring $3000 credit at the First National Bank of Blackfoot upon the false pretense that he possessed cat tle In the Pahsimeroi valley amount ing to that value, was given a pre liminary hearing in Judge Good's court Monday and held to answer In the district court. Stole Horse and Saddle W'llllam Doerfler, arrested for the theft of a horse and saddle at Taber, (Continued on Page Eight.) Proclamation \ BY THE M.A¥OR To the citizens of the City of Blackfoot: WHEREAS a very important question, the road bond election, is to be submitted to the people of Bingham county on Saturday the twelfth day of April, 19*19: and WHEREAS it surpasses in importance anything else that our citizens will have to act upon during that day THEREFOR it is ordered that all business houses in the City of Blackfoot shall honor this public question and recognize the dignity and the majesty of the event by clos ing their doors and stopping all the wheels of industry for a period of one hour from 10 a. m. to 11 a. m., standard summer time; and IT IS FURTHER requested that all persons shall leave the building with a hand-written notice on the door saying, "Closed for the bond election. Open at n. Have you voted? it ) A. B. STEPHENS, Mayor Blackfoot, Idaho, April 10, 1919. FIVE MONTHS TO WRITE A LETTER It Took Six Months to Make Delivery; Bond Election Stalled A MAN'S MISTAKE It Is recorded of old Rameses, king of Egypt in the long ago, that at one time he had to communicate a rather lengthy document to his banker across the Mediterranean,—there was probably a flaw in the road bonds or one precinct had forgotten to put the seal on the official oath when it was sworn to or some little formality that made payment of the road bond money right then a little risky-—and what do you think he did? Did he phone the banker? Did he cable the firm, and say, "Ac count technical error stop payment wireless draft Bingham bonds till advised. Rameses.", Stopped Payment on the Bonds Not by a jug full. Not by a corral full. But by a relay of scribes work ing day and night for five months he got the long scroll made to pic ture the publicans lined up with their backs to the money vaults and their hands up indicating to the con tractors to be gone and depart hence right at once if not sooner. Then (Continued from page four.) REACH AGREE MENT IN SERVING Telephone Company Cannot Afford to Act as Alarm Clock OTHERS ANNOYED The public have been very much disappointed over the Jack of ser vice at the telephone office and de pot, when they wanted to find out what time it was or find out where there was a fire. There was a time when a person could ring up the operator at the telephone office and find out the time of day or when a train was due or whether the train was on time. People used to depend on this service to keep track of be lated trains and sometimes a be lated train might pick up some lost time and people would get left, then they blamed the telephone operator and it became unpleasant. - Depended on Calls for Trains People wanting to board a night train sometimes rnade arrangements with the night operator to be called In time to cattfh that train and if she happened to be busy and did not call them just on time they would get left and be sore at the telephone This often happened company. Continued on page eight •V 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 - 4 * 4 < 4 - 4 * 4 - 4 4- HOUSES OF BUSINESS CLOSE FOR ELECTION 4- 4* 4- 4- 4- 4- To show the strong unity of 4* j 4- support that all business men 4 ; 4* are giving the bond election 4 14* Saturday they will close their 4* j 4- doors from 10 to 11 o'clock in 4* J 4* the morning. This will give 4* , 4* the employees an opportunity 4* 4- to vote without making special 4* 4* arrangements. 4* Business men are here be- 4* 4- cause the farmers are here, and 4* 4* the farmers couldn't get on 4* 4* without stores and business 4* 4- houses. Both are vitally in- 4 4" terested in the passing of the 4 4* road bonds, and both are work- 4 4* ing thru committees and by 4* 4* personal endeavor to put the 4* 4- election across 100 per cent. 4« 4* The polls in each precinct 4 4* will open at 8.00 a. m. and 4* 4* close in the evening at 7.00 4* 4* o'clock. 4 4 4 4* 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 - 4 * 4 - 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 - 4 > Following Our Lead In Electrical Action Use of Electricity for Heating Be ing Discarded on the Minadoka Tract IMPROVEMENT UNWARRANTED According to the Burley Bulletin of the fourth of April, that city is just about decided to lose all it has expended for transformers and electric wiring for use of electricity for heating purposes. The bulletin says the time has come when the town will have to be re-wired to carry the load, and that will cost from $15,000 to $20,000, and is unwarranted under the con ditions. Then there is some other equipment to be installed to handle it properly, and as the city was al ready losing money even on the cheap government service it had been taking advantage of, it now ap pears necessary to double the cost to the consumers or go on taxing the non-users to ufrnish current for the users. Or to put it In another way, the big store that uses much heat, gets It at a loss to the city gov ernment, and the city government levies more tax on the man with some lots and property not requir ing so much heat, and he helps to pay for the service of the big store, ft Is Just one more example of the injustice of the Socialistic schemes that have been preached so much in recent years, whereby the public got government lights, government water, government envelopes, gov ernment newspapers, government transportation, and higher prices for poorer service. The City of Burley will unload and quit. The town of Bellevue took a votft on just such a venture and only thtry votes were cast for it, so they quit by losing only the cost of the election. MORNING FIRE DE STROYS DWELLING Origin of Fire is Un known; All Adjacent Property Saved FIRE TRUCK BALKS A continued blast of a locomotive whistle at 4 o'clock Wednesday morning announced a fire in Black foot and at that moment the whole business section was lit with a red glare. A one-story dwelling at No. 62 North Ash street, belonging to .Vliss Alice Beach, and recently oc cupied by the George Cheshire family burned to the ground by 4.30 o'clock. Property adjacent on the south side, the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Pendrie, was saved by the use of a garden hose and later the fire hose. Had there been a wind the whole row of houses would undoubt edly have caught fire, but only a gentle breeze blew, and carried the high sparks over the Pendrie house toward the Boise Payette Lumber company's yard. The fire alarm bell was first rung by Night Watchman Joseph Lacour, when the blaze had made some head way at 3.40. The firemen had much difficulty with the big extinguisher truck, which fnally had to be pushed around by a gang of men, first to Ash and Bridge, and then to a hydrant in front of the Brown Eidredge store. At about 4.20 they hooked up with the chemicals and squirted some on the fire atid some on the fence and next door roofs. Several little fires had started on the Pendrie roof, but held in check by the garden hose until the department arrived. By this time the burning building had all caved in. A hose was attached to a fire hydrant on West Bridge then, and the blazing walls soon re duced to smoking remnants. Started to Move Out The two families living in the Pendrie house had moved a large part of their possessions outside while the danger seemed threaten ing. Same shade trees standing be tween the fire and the next-door broke the force of heat enough to save it until the water was put on. Began in Basement Mr. Pendrie was the man who turned in the alarm. He had been awakened by a smell of smoke com ing thru his open window. He in vestigated at once, and found that there was too much fire coming up from beneath the kitchen floor for him to handle alone, altho a few men with buckets might have extin guished it. When the hose arrived James Boyle showed effective skill in di recting the chemical stream to the right spots. 4 First Meeting of the New Asylum Board The asylum board met Tuesday for the first time with all the members of the new board present. J. K. White, former pure food commis sioner Is president of the board of both asylums, Blackfoot and Oroflno as well as the head of the home for feeble-minded at Nampa, the sol diers' home, the penitentiary, state board of health, pure food depart- 1 ment, Lava Hot Springs resort, and two tuberculosis hospitals yet to be built. The other two meAbers of the board for the Blackfoot asylum are Ross J. Comstock of Rexburg and A. J. Snyder of Springfield. An auditor was necessary to go over the books and find out what property, money and accounts the new management have charge of. The books as kept heretofore did not show, and matters have been held up for the past month till an audit could be made. He was due to arrive Wednesday, and the board will meet again for several days when the audit Is finished. Your Eyes Are a very Important factor to keep in good condition free from strain—if you desire good health. them attended by a specialist. For best results have See Dr.H.H Scarborough At the Eccles Hotel HU methods give reliable re sults for headaches, nervous ness, dizziness and stomach de rangements.