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Vol. XIII., No. 4
$2 a Year
Two Meeting.® Held At
The Court House
Last Friday
On Friday afternoon there was a
meeting at the court house to dis
cuss the subject of where to locate
the new roads to be built along the
Yellowstone highway with the $86,
000 that is soon to be available of
county, state and federal money.
The Blackfoot Commercial club
and the Shelley Commercial club had
requested the commissioners to give
them a hearing before they decided
where the money should be ex
pended, and this meting was in re
sponse to the invitation to send their
delegates to make their claims by
laying arguments before the commis
sioners. The Firth Commercial club
was also represented. The meeting
was held at the court house at 4
o'clock in the afternoon and after
some preliminary discussions in an
open meeting with about forty per
sons present they adjourned at 5.45
to meet-again in executive session of
the dozen committeemen and the
commissioners at 6.30. At the even
ing meeting, which was presided
over by J. R. Williams, commis
sioner, there were present Nelson
Miller, the commissioner from Shel
ley, E. Milton Christensen, county
engineer; Hamilton. Wright, county
attorney; and the committee from
the Shelley Commercial club consist
ing of T. J. Bennett, Neil Sage, J.
L. Moore, L. Ivan Jensen, and W. S.
Wright. The Firth Commercial club
was represented by H. J. Slayton,
and the Blackfoot Commercial club
by Mayor Peck, representative P. G.
Johnston, H. D. MacCosham, Byrd
Trego, James Duckworth, and W. F.
In the preliminary discussion of
the afternoon it was learned that the
total amount of money available was
$86,000 and if Bingham county
wishes to act independently in its
financial and road matters then it
would have $36,000 to spend on any
thing it pleases, this being the sum
that has just been received from the
state. If the full $86,000 is to be
expended jointly by county, state
and federal government the contract
will be let by the secretary of the
interior and construction work must
be joined to the bitulithic paving
reaching from the sugar factory at
Blackfoot or from the Bonneville
county line southward and the work
done must be in a continuous sec
tion; it cannot be broken up and ex
tended in different places, it can
not be expended anywhere excepting
6n the Yellowstone highway and the
state engineer advises that it may
be expended on hard surface roads
according to the rules of the federal
government, or if our commissioners
make application for co-operation
for a road and using all of this
money for making a base and finish
ing it oft as a gravel or crushed rock
road the federal government may
accept the plan, but that It is not
certain. If it is expended in that
way it would make about ten miles
of road, or if expended for hard sur
face road it would make about two
miles and a half or two miles and
three quarters . If expended for hard
surface road from the sugar factory
poor road extending to the better
gravel road extending four or five
miles north from the Whitten ranch
that would make a very good road
from Blackfoot to Kimball hill.
If expended from the Bonneville
county line southward it would make
less than three miles of hard surface
road or about ten miles of gravel
road which would extend to Kimball
hill and with the natural roadways
in a very good condition from there
down to Wapello it would leave a
Continued on page eight
Excursions To
California Will
Start Jan. 31
On January 31, the Union Pacific
will run the old time mid-winter ex
• cursion from all points in Idaho to
Los Angeles, Cal., and return, direct
via their own lines. This is the first
round trip excursion for over five
years and no doubt those of our peo
ple who used to enjoy taking this
trip most every winter, will avail
themselves «|f this opportunity to
4 again visit the land where it is now
spring and also see Los Angeles—
the New York City of the west.
C. H. Cutting, traveling passenger
agent for the Union Pacific system,
with headquarters in Salt Lake City
was a visitor in Blackfoot this week
having just returned from a trip
to Los Angeles and is loud in his
praise of both the present climate
and business conditions now existing
in the so-called land of sunshine and
Cutting says he expects
enough business from Idaho to war
rant a special train, consolidating
cars from different districts at Po
Paul Bistline came up from Poca
tello Wednesday on some banking
business with George F. Gagon, who
is consolidating the federal loan
banks of eastern Idaho.
H. C. Evans came over from Lemhi
the last of the week and has been
visiting friends at Blackfoot.
The Blackfoot City Bank held its
annual election of officers last week,
the selections being as follows: No
fear Davis, president; P. G. Johns
ton and Louis Felt, vice presidents;
F. J. Stone, cashier; James D. Johns
ton, assistant cashier.
Nofear Davis, J. O. Morgan, Louis
Felt, F. J. Stone, P. G. Johnston,
Machael Barclay, B. F. Blodget,
James D. Johnston, and James Duck
Loss of 50 Per Cent of
Citrus Fruits in
James Young and wife returned
the first of the week from a forty
day trip to California. They visited
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bridges and L.
W. Johnson, and took a good many
of the side trips out from Los
They witnessed the visit of Jack
Frost among the orange and lemon
groves and it was estimated that
there was a loss of 50 per cent of the
citrus fruits—oranges, lemons, grape
fruit and tangerines. When the
mercury goes below 32 degrees above
zero it damages them, and when it
goes down to 26 as it was there, it
freezes them seriously and also gives
the people some entertainment
thawing out their unprotected water
Mr. Young says it is interesting to
see how the population behave
chilly mornings. They have such
mild, even temperature most of the
year and have so little use for heat
ers that everybody feels the cold
and turps on the gas Jets to
the house. The heavy consumption
gas reduces the pressure so that
the jets burn low and afford very
little heat, and there is grumbling
and suffering.
Citrus fruits have been high dur
ing the past year on account of the
high rates of freight and express,
and now they are likely to be high
for the coming year on account Qf
the freeze as well as the high rates
Blackfoot Will
Not Hold
Fair This Year
The board of county commission
ers after consulting with a good
many people as to their wishes re
garding the fair for 1922, have con
cluded that they will be serving their
constitutents best by merely main
taining the fairgrounds for 1922 and
not attempting to put on a fair. A
good many of the other fairs
doing the same thing and it breaks
up the circuit and makes it harder
to get amusements and concession
aires and the various things that go
to make a good fair in addition to
local products.
They are intending to keep a care
taker to keep things growing and in
that way,keep nature busy beauti
fying the place ready for the good
times coming.
Boy Scouts of
Troop Four In
stall Wireless
At the regular meeting of troop
four on Tuesday evening, Paul Pear
son was endorsed as an applicant
to commission as assistant scout
master. He will supervise the train
ing of the scout band consisting of
ten pieces.
The basketball game oetween four
and Wapello troop was booked to
be played on Thursday.
The scouts have just completed the
wireless located dt the residence of
LeRoy Jones. The equipment is
powerful enough to communicate
with Pocatello and Idaho Falls
Persons waiting the service of a
reliable boy for any kind of work
should call 169 or 457W.
On Thursday morning there was
death of an elderly lady at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Winkler
McDonaldville, and our informa
tion indicates that it was Mr. or Mrs.
Winkler's mother, and that she died
old age.
Arrangements have not been made
for the funeral at the time of going
A. D. Quantrell and wife are at
Mayos hospital where he is taking
examinations to see what can be
done to imrpove his health. Mr.
Quantrell has some heart trouble
Indications of some other weak
ness of vital organs.
Beebe and Wilkerson
Explain Life
. C. S. Beebe gave his annual
smoker to policy holders on Wednes
day evening, and was assisted by
State Manager Wilkerson of the Mu
tual Benefit Life Insurance com
pany, whom they both represent.
At these meetings the speakers
take turns explaining life insurance
and more especially the Mutual
Benefit policies and their advant
ages. Mutual policy-holders are in
creasing in numbers at Blackfoot,
and when they were seated at the
tables for refreshments, the total of
their policies was $197,000. Earlier
in the evening a number of policy
holders had to leave to fill another
engagement, and their policies
totaled about $50,000, so that for the
fore part of the evening the audience
represented life insurance of
quarter of a million dollars, and
they had paid $40,000 in death
claims during the year before.
Life insurance and policies of
handling the policies have changed
greatly in the past generation.
Within the memory of
living, insurance companies were al
ways on the defensive when it came
time to pay death losses, and delay
was to be expected. But they have
reversed their ways of doing things,
and try to see how promptly and
how fully they can make payment
and keep within the rules laid down
for safety. The Mutual Benefit
one of the companies that has been
pioneering in putting these progres
sive ideas into practice, and the long
line of progressive steps taken by
Continued on page four
men now
nteresting Addresses
On Home Build
ing Given
Last Monday night witnessed the
assembly of about 1000 people
listen to the addresses by Miss Kath
erine Jensen, Dr. Gillilan and Gov
ernor Davis.
They all talked on some phase of
home building or making homes hap
pier and their addresses
were re
ceived with marks of appreciation
by the audience. One of the things
that Miss Jensen dwelt upon was the
fact that the woman in the home
makes the living just as much
the man does, even tho she does not
go out and produce things. When
she uses her time and talent turn
ing the raw materials into the fin
ished products as found on the table,
when she does the house work, tho
laundry work, the sewing, the nurs
ing and all those things she is fur
nishing a service that is worth
much money as are the services of
the husband, who actually produces
the crops or makes the salary. Dr.
Gillilan's address was equally good,
tho he talked but a short time and
the governor touched on a number
of subjects, one of them being the
increasing of diseases among young
people as has never before been wit
nessed. The state welfare depart
ment and state constabulary have
undertaken to run these things down
and trace them to their source and
it was quite a surprise to the audi
ence to receive the information
which he gave them. In connection
with that he warned all parents to
return to first principles in the man
agement of their children and their
Continued on page four
Stills Captured
Near Shelley By
Deputy Sheriff
On Wednesday afternoon Deputy
Sheriff George Ezell and Deputy
Heber Childs, the Shelley constable,
went to the Charlie Hayes farm a
mile north and a mile east of Shel
ley, and according to the officers' re
ports, captured a big moonshine out
fit in the Hayes potato cellar.
As we get the report, they met Mr.
Hayes going from the cellar to the
house and took him back with them.
The cellar had a tight room at the
rear, and the door to this was locked,
and a key in the lock on the inside.
All was silent on the inside and they
broke the lock and found
named George Johnson .in the room,
and Indications that a' quantity of
moonshine had just been poured out
on the ground floor.
There were twelve barrels of fresh
mash, and two stills in operation,
evidently Just recently connected,
and there was another still not yet
in operatoin. v
The officers took possession of the
men and the works and brought
them to the county seat.
Dr. A. G. McMillan of Filer visited
with bis parents Mr. and Mrs. D. W.
McMillan last Thursday, Dr. McMil
lan was on his way to attend a bank
meeting at Shelley.
a man
City Ask Resignation
of Plumbing
At the city council meeting on
Tuesday evening applications were
received from some of the rooming
houses and cafes for their annual
licenses, and they were all referred
to the committee for investigation
and decision. If any of them have
been giving trouble or conducting
business in a questionable manner,
the council can decline to issue their
1922 licenses.
The committee on improvements
reported that they had completed the
tinting and furnishing of the new
council chambers and rather than
make a written report they invited
the council to just gaze around at
the walls, the linoleum and the new
chairs and accept that as their re
port. The council had already gazed
and now they gazed again and pro
nounced it pretty nifty.
The flusher needs some overliuling
and repairs and this was ordered
There has been an investigation
of the acts of L. H. Arthur, plumb
ing inspector, whose work has been
the subject of discussion for several
weeks, and at this meeting the coun
cil reach conclusions and passed
resolution asking Mr. Arthur for his
For more than a year some Black
foot men have been doing prelimin
aries looking to securing 640 acres
in Wolverine canyon for a Boy Scout
park, and at this meeting they had
communication from Addison T.
Smith stating that he had found
Continued on page four
Prisoners at Penitenti
ary Show Interest
In Their Work
In the Blackfoot asylum there are
328 people and th9 daily cost of car
ing for them for the last four months
of the year 1921, commencing with
September was as follows: 61 cents,
57 cents, 56 cents, 47 cents. The
amount varies during the different
months, the variation based largely
on the amount of fruit and vege
tables that can be used right off of
the orchard and garden. The home
for the feeble miqded at Nampa has
235 people and hte cost of caring
for them in September was 59 cents
a day, October 64 cents, and Novem
ber 45 cents. , At the asylum at Oro
fino in norther Idaho there are 271
persons costing for their care in
September 86 cents per day, October
$1,005, November 77 cents, Decem
ber 45 cents. At the soldiers' home
at Boise there are 195 persons,
whose care for September was 60
cents per day, October 68 cents, and
we have not the cost for November
and December. In the penitentiary
at Boise, there are 266 people, but
we have not the cost for their keep.
A good many years ago a prisoner
at the penitentiary started a flock
of turkeys with one hen. and some
eggs. He understood turkeys so
well and took such an interest in
them that he developed a large herd.
He is still in charge of the turkey
herd and has an assistant now. The
chief of the turkey herd is known
by the name of Charlie and his as
sistant's name is Johnson, from
Bingham county. During the year
1921 they had such a great' drove
Continued on page four
Old Nest" To Be
Shown In Black
foot Next Week
To people who are against picture
shows—to people who think some
picture shows are good, to those who
like picture shows and go when they
can ,we want to say that "The Old
Nest'' is to be shown at Blackfoot,
Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, and
it is good.
We know it is good because the
reel was sent to Blackfoot for what
is called a pre-view, exhibiting it
to see what it is like, and twenty
or twenty-five Blackfooters took 105
minutes to see it thru. The editor
of this little paper and his wife wit
nessed it, and in our humble Judg
ment it is full of good wholesome
lessons. It shows a good, well-to-do
family growing up, the children mar
rying and going their several ways
and the parents accomplishing their
ambitions and coming to a restful
period past middle life. It indicates
that he life of the average good
family is full of predicaments, and
seeing such lives lived on the screen
is a string of fun and tears and
wholesome impressions with good
lessons all thru.
A marriage license has been is
suea to viola Hatch and George
J. M. Johnson, a former Blackfoot
man, who has been with the express
company for more than twenty years,
has been promoted to general
press agent of the Union Pacific sys
tem with headquarters at Omaha.
Mr. Johnson has been living
a long time at Pocatello.
President Gagon Ban
quets Representa
tives at Eccles
At preliminary meetings here Sat
urday afternoon and evening of of
ficers of several loan companies, act
ing under the agricultural loan
agency at Boise of the war finance
corporation, steps were taken to
merge the interests of all such loan
companies operating east of Mini
doka into a central organization.
The agricultural agency requests
that hte Southeastern Idaho Live
stock Loan company of Blackfoot
absorb the business of the other com
panies, obtaining/ from them a pro
portionate subscription of capital
stock and enlarging the directorate
so that the additional territory may
be represented.
loans now approved would be as
sumed by the Blackfoot company,
conditioned upon the approval of
such by the Blackfoot directors.
The companies considering the re-1
quest to consolidate and the officers
representing them here were:
Applications for
Cooperative Agricultural
Loan company of American Falls,
represented by Charles Allen; Na
tional Loan company, Pocatello, rep
resented by Carl Valentine and Paul
Bistline; Upper Snake River Live-1
stock Loan company, St. Anthony,
represented by Ross Comstock of
Rexburg and H. N. Adams of Rigby;
Intermountain Livestock Loan com-]
pany, Driggs, represented by C. B.
Walker; Southeastern Idaho Live-]
stock Loan company, Blackfoot,
George F. Gagon, president; L. C.J
Collins, secretary; W. F. Berryman]
and J. D. Johnston, all of Blackfoot;
A. E. Stanger, Idaho Falls; D. V.
Arehbold, Mackay; F. W. Sorgatz,
Otto B. Hoebel and W. W. Brown of
The capital of the Blackfoot Loan
company is $100,000, which may
increased to $250,000 in the process
of centralization, giving a loan
pacity of $2,500,000.
The Blackfoot branch has been op
erating a little less than three
months, during which applications
for loans totaling $409,000 have
been received, $300,000 has been
paid out to he various banks inter-1
ested, and nearly all of the re
malnder of the sum applied for has
been approved by the Boise company
and the finance corporation.
George F. Gagon, president of the
Blackfoot bank, has been the active
head of the work here . The offices
of the company will be extended to]
Include nearly all the rooms on the
second floor of the Standrod bank.
At the conclusion of the meetings
the various representatives were
banqueted at the Hotel Eccles by
President Gagon.
nteresting Bout
Held at Orpheum
Theatre Monday
r, „ . ,i
Farmer Burns was referee, and
gave an interesting lecture us ng
Art Chester as an opponent for the
K d «" on8 . t r? t, ° ns - In the Prelimin
aries, Art Chester was given a de
cision over Ben Bahen in five min
utes. In the main bout between
Toots Mondt and Abe Caplin, Mondt
won in 24 minutes and 16 seconds.
Flitton^or'a^ranein 6 ^o^th 1 t0 M H
Flitton for arranging for the event,
a ? d p nf. re , generou ? ,n their Praise
of Caplin for opening up with posi
tions for a real match.
At the wrestling match put on
Monday evening at the Orpheum by
Parley Flitton, a very good enter
tainment wj/i given and the house
was appreciative.
Etta Dunn-Johnson, daughter of
Henry uunn, and wife of David A.
Johnson, died at a hospital at Salt
Lake City on Wednesday night fol
lowing a surgical operation of re
cent date.
_. . . . |
re ™ains were to be shipped |
to Blackfoot to arrive on Friday]be
morning' and funeral arrangements
will be announced later. |
Mrs. Johnson is survived by her]it
husband, her daughter, Mrs. Ernest
Call, two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth |
Shannon, Mrs. John C. Thompson
and a brother, George Dunn.
E. M. Kennedy left for Washing-1
, n . r >«•» of the week
attend a meeting of the federal loan
bankers and to look after some mat-1
ters of reclamation. |
Citizens Arranging for
Free Voluntary
(Continued from last issue)
Large immersion baths and needle
baths are provided, and patients
be treated with all the varying ef
fects of hot and cold water, sprays
of every kind with and without force
of pressure and the stimulating
spinal vibrator baths.
When new patients are received
hereafter they will go to the receiv
ing hospital and be examined and
treated to what is found to be their
special ailments. The raving, strug
gling maniac will be placed in the
immersion bath with canvas robe
and rubber pillow to hold him in
comfortable position while tempered
water flows in all about him, the
temperature changing according to
the will of the operator and the heat
Increased and maintained until its
soothing effect quiets the patient and
relaxes him for sleep. This treat
ment takes the place of the old bar
barous method of locking him in
a strong box and leaving him to wear
himself out. After refreshing sleep
and nourishing food, if there is a
return of excitement and struggles,
he iB again immersed and relaxed
to Induce rest and sleep. Examina
tions are made to try to determine
just what is the cause of his excite
ment or irritation, and when that
is discovered, the removal of the
cause is undertaken. X-ray pictures
are taken of affected parts such as
the joints and the teeth or any seats
of pain, and the patient is put into
as good physical condition as
If the new patient is morose and
given to melancholy and to sighs and
moans, then the baths of the stimu
lating effect are given. The shower
bath with the chill thrown in at in
tervals by means of the mixer, and
if the case requires it, the heavy
spray thrown along the spinal col
umn or the water from a thousand
needle jets that make him dance and
laugh and. cheer up as the result
of physical stimulation thru nerve
impulses. Then there is the marble
table for massaging and shampoo
of the whole body, and nearly all
visitors remarked that they felt the
desire to enter that part of the in
stitution for treatment, it was so
superior to anything they had
For the person who loses his
her mental balance, there are sev
j eral critical periods. In the case
be]of a woman, for instance, who has
| an illness and becomes insane
ca-jshe recovers sanity and finds herself
in an asylum, it is quite a shock
her, and she feels a sense of ostra
clsm . of separation from all that she
| ever waB > and of doubt that she may
ever hack to her home. The
| *!tf rce of this reflection and depres
8 * on adds to her weakness and makes
recovery harder or more doubtful,
u she ls mingling with many other,
] 11 adds to her humiliation and dis
| couragement in her saner moments.
j If s * ie *? e . ts wel * notwithstanding all
these things, and stays well long
®nough to demonstrate the perman
6 ?? 6 °* her sanity, then, under the
|, " system, she was subject to re
Iea i! e and return to her home.
On arrival at home people uncon
sciously treat her somewhat in the
light of an animal or a new addition
Continued from page four
Pheasants Are
Badly In Need
Of Feeding
If you know of any Mongolian
pheasants that are liable to be
hungry this cold snowy weather, see
if you can get some feed out to them
and tide them over the emergency.
I® some places the pheasants come
n and eat with the chickens, and
drink with them, but in more cases
they stay out in the deep snow and
suffer. A pheasant has to have food
and drink the same as' other crea
Lures, and if the food is cut off and
the weather cold, thev weaken
rapidly. ^
if you can Dut out erain in unm.
8hall0W Ve8Sel that the P hea8ant8
are not afraid of, it will not be much
trouble to keep them fed. If you
know of pheasants needing food and
do no t or cannot feed them yourself,
Soc^and 6 he° w J iTMry B to r get at fee B d Ia o C it'
to them.
All of the wild birds are liable
to suffer while the snow is deep and
the weather cold, and people should
put out food suitable for them. A
pan of water set out at midday every
day may soon freeze, but if the birds
know it is going to be there they will
on hand to drink, and when you
see how famished they are for water
you will regret that you did not put
out sooner. These folks in fea
(there are your friends and you can
afford to lend them a hand.
James Ryan and Miss Kathryn
Ryan of the Golden Rule store of
Blackfoot, and Percy Hutton, man
of the Golden Rnlo store at
Caldwell, left for New York, Satur
day morning, to buy goods for the
soring and summer bf 1ISS.

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