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Vol. XIII., No. 6 BLACKFOOT, IDAHO, FEBRUARY 9, 192^2 $2 a Year SALT LAKE MAN IS MURDERED IN HOME Maid Confesses She Aided In Plan of Robbery Charles A. Faus of Salt Lake City was shot and killed at the supper table a, few days ago, by men per forming a holdup of the family. Now the maid servant, sixteen years old, confesses that she and the two holdups were in collusion to rob the family, and that she was im pelled to help the men by the fact that Mrs. Faus, with whom she had been for two years, had sometimes corrected her and "spoiled all her plans for pleasure." She said she did not know that the holdup might lead to murder, and only counted on a jail sentence in case they were caught—in any event she would get even with Mrs. Faus for correcting and disappoint ing her when she wanted to have her fun. Borrower Asked To Return the Green Plush Robe The sport who borrowed my plush robe from where I left it on my radiator near the Rialto theatre on Saturday night about the fourteenth of January, is requested to return it to the Boyle hardware store or leave it at The Republican office. My radiator didn't freeze that night so I didn't make any holler about It—I wanted to give the other fellow a chance to sit warm for a while, but now hat the weather has moderated somewhat and I have been sitting rather chilly myself dur ing the cold wave, I am trusting that the sport aforesaid will show his sportsmanship by leaving the robe with or without thanks where I can get my mit on it again. My robe was a plush robe, green on one side and black on the other —if some third parties see it you might kid the fellow about it and ask him, "Where did you get that robe," and things like that to see if he turns red in the face. By the wgy—there is a story of an old gentleman living in New Eng land whose son took a trip all the way to New York the day he became of age, and in the evenging, the old gentleman is said to have made the following appeal at he close of his usual prayer: "My only son, a mem ber of this household, oh Lord, has this day venturefl into the great city of New York, and I pray Thee to watch over and keep him as in the palm of Thy hand. And in case, oh Lord, you don't know him, he wears a pair of checked trousers and a light gray coat." I don't think it is necessary to describe anything but the. robe in this case. Come again. J. W. GILLESPIE. -K P. N. G. CLUB The Past Noble Grand club of the Rebekah lodge met Friday, Feb. 3, at the home of Mrs. James Martin. Club work, a social hour and a de licious lunch were the features of the occasion. There was a good at tendance and the club entertained a few Invited guests. The next meet ing of the club will be held on March 3, at the home of Mrs. George Mil tenberger on South Fisher avenue. Officers of canal companies in the Snake river valley will kold ing at Pocatello on Friday afternoon to determine whether they will put up their payments on the American Falls reservoir or see it fail and all effort stop on it. a meet 5* Ryans Arrive in New York Miiss Katherine M. Ryan and Mr. James R. Ryan of the Golden Rule Mercantile Company wire they have arrived in New York City and taken up headquarters at the Pennsylvania Hotel. They say that the American Woolen Company, which manufacures 8o per cent of the cloth from which our wearing apparel is made, has surprised the public by pricing their new lines of cloth at greatly reduced prices. These low prices, together with the constant re ductions of labor costs, have 'brought about the con diion which is making it possible for them to buy chandise at greatly reduced prices. They also state that wearing apparel for men, ladies and children is more artistically designed and neatly trimmed than in the decade of preceedigg years - they have been visiting the New York market, and in most cases can be sold at retail for prices as low as the wholesale cost in former years. mer w "£se rt Pfanders at Mackay . The Salt Lake Tribune of Tues day morning contains the following dispatch: MACKAY, Feb. 6.—William Sut ter, fifty-five years of age, was fa tally shot at 7.30 o'clock yesterday morning by Bert Pfanders, thirty five years of age, following an alter cation. Pfanders; used a .25-35 rifle and shot Sutter twice. The first bullet penetrated Sutton's shoulder and the second crashed thru his mouth. He lived until noon yesterday. The shooting occurred in a stable on the Sutter ranch near Leslie. Pfanders had leased the ranch and It is under stood that a quarrel over the terms led to the tragedy. Immediately after the shooting, Pfanders went to the home of his brother-in-law and was brought to Mackay at noon and lodged in jail. Sutter was a Dunkard and was highly respected. He Is survived by his wife and four children. Pfan ders also was a man of good reputa tion. He has a wife and one child. GROW BIGGER CROPS ON FEWER ACRES Boise Valley Farmer Expresses Opinion On Farming A pioneer citizen of the Boise val ley country spoke recently at a farm community meeting, on the desire of farmers generally to try and op erate more land than they are able to make produce properly, and as the man on the farm could make it produce. "It is better to grow bigger crops on fewer acres, than to try and bor row from the federal reserve or any other bank in order to get a living from our lands," he stated. "I have tried it both ways; I have farmed extensively and made little or no money, the investment was too heavy; the operation cost too high and the returns per acre too low, so I tried farming Intensively instead of extensively, reduced my invest ment, my overhead and operating costs; produced more per acre, and made more money with less effort. Asked his opinion on farm organi zation, he stated that he believed the farmer, like nearly all other men in business, is over-organized, and ex pects organization to do for him what he ought to be able to do for himself. He expressed the opinion that the average man on the farm must work with his head more and his hands less. He says that he believes in farm ing, he is seventy-five years old, has farmed in Idaho for about forty years, has made a fair success, owns his home, out of debt, produces prac tically all of his and the family needs in the way of food on the farm, and feels that he is far better oft than the man, farmer or otherwise, so anxious to make 'big money,' that he fails to make any at all and Is in constant doubt whether he is going to 'pull thru' or not. "Intensive, instead of extensive," is his farm operation motto; inten sive Includes a few cows, many hens and several hogs," he says. A NEAR CONFLAGRATION On Monday morning fire started in some litter in the basement of the Blethan furniture store and spread slowly from the furnace to some quilts stacked or hung near by. The fire department responded promptly and no damage was done either by the fire or the water, ac cording to Mr. Blethan. _ ADJOURNMENT OF PEACE CONFERENCE Agreements Reached After Twelve Weeks The Washington peace conference opened on Saturday, the twelfth of November, and listened to the Hughes plan. It adjourned on Sat urday, the fourth of February, just twelve weeks later, having come to agreements along the lines of the Hughes plan. The net result of the conference is the scrapping of some of the fight ing ships of the world and five lead ing nations taking a naval holiday, building no more fighting vessels for ten years. It has resulted in agreements to give back to China large slices of territory that have been taken away from her, the muchdiscussed Shan tung among them. It has resulted in an agreement among the nations, not to build any more fortifications in the Pacific, and to settle differences by arbitra tion as they arise. It has resulted in a world-widfe study of the reasons for world peace and the uselessness of wars. It hat resulted in a strong conviclon among the peoples of the world that waifS are not necessary, that they accomp lish nothing but ruin and misery, and that there are ways to avoid them. i It has resulted in the belief and conviction that the way to stop wars is to stop getting ready for them and to stop depending on fighting machines to obtain rights and to de-* fend rights. The only nations that are now to be feared are those that are so saturated with the old waV ideas that they cannot be impressed with anything else, and the states men of the world are obliged to find ways to preserve the peace of the world while getting such peoples converted to doing the things wish most to do—be safe and peace and have the luxuries that are available during continued peace. The time and place and the man ner of scrapping the fighting ships have not yet been announced. Tex Rickard, fight promoter of New York, has been accused in court by a fourteen-year-old girl of im proper conduct with her last sum mer. According to the girl, she has just recently come to the conclusion that she had been wronged, and complaint has been made against Rickard, who said he did not know the girl and had never heard of her, but after seeing her, he remembered that such a girl had visited his grounds last summer in company with others and he had given them all tickets to a show or something of the kind. He denied ever having known her other than that. Lee N. Russell, governor of the state of Mississippi, has just been hailed into court to answer to a charge made by a yong woman, who claims that he wronged her in 1918 and she wants $100,000 from him. He is married and she claims that she was once his stenographer, knew he was married at the time and has been ill and lost her health. Governor denies emphatically any responsibility, and says It is only a blackmail scheme seeking to break him or ruin him or both. Fight Promoter and Governor Accused of Misconduct 7 atty Arbuckle Up for Third Trial Set for March 13 Roscoe Arbuckle has been tried a second time, charged with responsi bility for the death of Miss Virginia Rapp at the hotel St. Francis at San Francis last September, first jury consisted of ten men and two women and the men were for acquital and the women for convic tion, so they disagreed. The second trial, we understand there was a jury of men, and they disagreed, ten for conviclon and two for acquital. March 13 has been set for his next The trial. -4 NEW POPE ELECTED Last Monday the cardinals in the sacred electoral college elected Car dinal Achille Ratti of Milan pope of the Catholic church, and he takes the title of Pius XI. The selection of & person to fill this important office has taken many days, and many unsuccessful votes. As soon as the result of the ballot was declared, the pontiff was ar rayed in the vestures of the office and walked across the campas into the Sala Clementina, or residence of popes, and the coronation will take place on Sunday, the twelfth of February. Misses Margaret and' Marlnda Peterson returned home Friday morning after visiting a month with relatives in and near Salt Lake City.' + Idaho Potatoes Sell for Eight Cents in Florida Idaho potatoes have come to be more valuable than grape-fruit. A resident of Parma, Idaho, has re ceived a letter from a friend in Miami, Fla., which says: "Wish you could see one of the largest stores here that has a basket of large nice potatoes on exhibit in a show window, with a neatly writ ten sign that reads 'Idaho Baking Potatoes, Eight Cents Each.' The same store had a pile of large grape fruit market "Two for Five Cents." A western Idaho sheepman comes back from Chicago with the informa tion that bills of fare here carry the following: "Baked Potatoes 15c" "Baked Idaho Potatoes 2oc" At that rate half a dozen potatoes cost the ultimate consumer morqf than the Idaho producer is getting for an entire sack. * MISREPRESENTING THE SEED POTATO United States No. I is Certified for Table Use Only BOISE, Ida.—"Any one offering for sale seed potatoes, which are claimed as being United States cer tified, is misrepresenting what he of fers," declares Julius H. Jacobson, agricultural statistician of the Idaho crop reporting service, in a state ment issued Wednesday, Mr. Jacobson point out that the United States only places a grade oil potatoes for table use, but that this grades does in no way apply to seed stock. "Potatoes may be good United States No. 1 grade and be absolutely worthless for seed," he says, .statement follows: His "For those who are buying and theypsalling seed potatoes, attention is atfcalled to the fact that the federal ■'*9 United States seed grades. Any °ne offering for sale seed stock which is claimed as being United States certified is misrepresenting what he offers. Such stock may have been inspected and passed as United States No. 1 grade, but this is only a table stock grade. Potatoes may be absolutely worthless for seed. No one can judge the quality of seed stock by examination of the tubers, and so the inspection service certifies the grade for table use only." food product inspection service does not certify seed potatoes and issues Prepare for the Floods Before the Water Arrives When the present crop of snow goes off, if it goes suddenly, people would do well to prepare for floods. Study the drainage in your locality and note whether the ground is thawed or frozen under the snow and try to estimate what the water will do for you if it gathers rapidly About the place. If family gives some attention to these things a great deal can be done in advance to protect by cutting bar riers and getting things moved out of low places, setting goods and pro duce on something higher, getting fuel where it will be handy during the flood, putting animals where they will be safe and comfortable. It is an interesting game to prepare for a flood before it arrives, and a very satisfying thing when the water comes. -4 DEATH OF JOHN VAN SEETER John, the twelve-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Groveland, died on second of February, after a short Ill ness and an operation for a bursted appendix. John was out doing his chores when the trouble came on and his condition became serious at once. When the doctor arrived the spread ing of the poisonous matter had gone too far to be overcome. The funeral services were held from the Groveland church on Sat urday. Van Seeter of Thursday, the -+■ MEETING AT BOISE J. E. Estensen, proprietor of the Racket store at Blackfoot, left the last of the week to attend the meet ing of the Consolidated Merchants' association at Boise. Mr. Estensen reports that the as sociation has about 500 members in Idaho and eastern Oregon. 4* ENTERS BUSINESS Dr. R. O. Young, eye specialist, whose work has kept him principally at Driggs and Rigby, Idaho, is now associated with Dr. Benson and will continue his work on the road part of the time as before. 4 Mr. and Mrs., T. C. Woodbridge of Arco were in Blaekfbot the first of the week oir their way to Kear ney, Neb., where they lived when they were young. They were called there by the illness of Mrs. Wood bridge's father, T. C. Besack, who visited Idaho some years ago. LECTURER GREETED BY PACKED HOUSE Dr. Greggerson Gives a Very Interesting Lecture Dr. Gregerson, the chiropractor, addressed a packed house Thursday evening at the Isis theatre and held their attention for an hour and a half, and then put on the pictures of the Palmer Chiropractic school at Davenport, Iowa. It is a big institution that has been developed from a mere office and small sanitarium in 1895 to a park of large buildings where at the last institute held for teaching the stud ents and for post graduate work of practitioners, there . were 3000 en rolled for the summer. The first teaching was done in the year 1895, and there are now 14,000 persons practicing chiropractic. The city of Davenport has changed from the at titude of ridiculing it to decorating the city in honor of their coming. Moving pictures were shown of the school at work, of the parade of the institute visitors, of the Palmer cafe built to accommodate 3000 per sons at a time, where it was said the best meals in the city were served at an average cost of about 35 cents; special trains were shown from east and west carrying chiro practics to the annual home-coming and various other activities indicat ing the marvelous growth of chiro practic. The people who attended the lec ture are indebted to Drs. Flodquist and Brown for a pleasant and in structive lecture and picture show. Dr. Gregerson's address on the hu man body and its functions leads to a higher appreciation of the wonders and simplicity of the human anatomy and its workings. The Rabbit Drive at Wicks Causes Much Excitement Last Sunday the rabbit drive at Wicks attracted a lot of people on horseback and as the snow was deep and soft and much drifted, there was some rare sport when horses gave chase to rabbits. A jack rab bit can run like a streak on the bare spots, but all the rabbits ran blindly into drifts and there the horses readily overtook them and usually tramped them out of sight or else the horse got in over his depth, and horse, rider and rabbit wallowed around together to see who should come out first. The rabbit jumping frantically in the soft snow could go only a few inches at a time and soon wore himself out if he did not get solid footing. It is said that some of the rabbits got buried so deep they will not come to light till spring, and some of the riders had a great time un scrambling themselves when the horse would forget himself In his excitement and try to make a cor duroy road of the rider. If there are any new phases to the rabbit drives, they will probably be discovered when the snow crusts a little and puts the rabbits on high gear when men and horses have to go on low. There will be another drive out in the Wicks country next Sunday, to start from the Bruggenkamp place which is a half mile north and about a mile or so east of the Wicks school house. You will need good clubs and no guns or dogs for this great outdoor winter sport. Every body invited. Be at the feed yard or Henry's cigar store at 12.30 and free transportation will be provided. + W. O. W. Will Hold Second Annual Get to-gether Meeting The Blackfoot Camp 693 Wood men of the World announce their second annual get-to-gether meeting, on Wednesday, Feb. 15. Alt wood men and their families are requested to be predent, there will be dancing and cards. Refreshments will be served adv. BY ORDER OF COMMITTEE. INSURANCE MAN HERE C. A. Cadwell of the Northwestern Mutual Fire Insurance association of Seattle, was in town for several days going over the insurance situation at Blackfoot with their local agent Mr. J. A. Stewart. Our readers may remember that this firm advertised heavily In'De cember setting forth the claims and advantages of carrying Insurance with their firm. Mr. Cadwell left on Monday for the home office. 4 W. J. Wallise and family have re turned from the coast where Mr. Wallise has been under treatment and is very much improved. He re ports a new baby in the family while they were on the coast. + Mrs. Thomas McAllen of San Francisco has been spending a few days at the Commercial hotel at Blackfoot and planned to leave the last of this week for Portland. ' Goshen Gravel Is Recommended For Road Bed R. H. Ladd of Goshen reports on the condition of the bond road coated with Goshen gravel, lying westward from the sugar spur at Goshen, and says that It was built in layers, placing the coarse screen ings in the bottom course and the finer on the top, and rolling it in with a mixture of clay. He says the part that was laid on this plan has not shown any wear in the couple of years it has been in use and has not changed any with the seasons, but is hard and smooth all the time. He owns some of the gravel deposits on the bench above the loading and screening plant and says it has been prospected for considerable distance where it lies ten or eleven feet deep, with a good mixture of clay and natural cement. * GOOD WRESTLING MATCH MONDAY No Decision Reached After Two Hours On the Mat Monday evening at the Orpheum theatre the lovers of sport witnessed what was unanimously pronounced the best wrestling match ever put on in Blackfoot. Abe Caplin and Cliff Lewis each weighing 170 pounds, went to the mat for two hours and five minutes, each without getting a decision. A fall was recorded for each one, and they were all over the ring and into the- scenery and the lamps and back to center until everybody despaired of a decision for either of them. It was a display of science and effort to the utmost from start to finish, and was a most satisfac tory and gratifying exhibition of clean sport and virile strength used without temper or discouragement on either side. The match was put on by Parley FUtton, salesman at Ted's Place, who had looked over the field pretty well and had another man in view who agreed to challenge the winner after this match and give Blackfoot another exhibition. Just what will be the next event after this tie re mains for the lovers of sport to de cide. As a preliminary to the main event a tall old gentleman from Idaho Falls whose nickname among his friends Is "Bill Heywood," gave an exhibition of the methods of box ing when he was in his prime and was the champion boxer of Utah. He took Harris Ayers to demon srate with, and explained and dem onstrated the science as It was ac cepted in his days of success, and showed the differences made since then by the new rulings, one of which was the pivot blow—made by whirling on the heel and delivering a blow a full turn of the body. The pivot blow has been ruled out and is no longer practiced. Heywood's exhibition was received with marks of hearty appreciation by the audi ence. They will meet again at Black foot on Monday night, Feb. 20, to break the tie. On Monday, the thirteenth of Feb ruary, Abe Caplin of Blackfoot, and Henry Jones of Provo, will match at the American Legion hall for the best two out of three falls. Jfe-long Cowboy Improving From Paralytic Stroke High Cherry is improving from the paralytic stroke of a week ago and has gone o Ashton with his daughter, Mrs. Jack Gibbs. Mr. Cherry was a life-long cow boy and is one of four still living here who formed a part of the horde of cowboys that gathered from all parts of the country with the great herds that covered the ranges of southern Idaho in that period be fore agriculture began. The other three are Jake Beard, Johnny Hutch inson and William McDaniel, com monly known as "Billious," this nickname attaching to him because there were in the same camp five other Williams, and they were know as Bill, Will, William, Billy, Billiam and Billious. That was in the year 1870, and these four who are still with us have been stockmen all their lives. Mr. Beard is in the stock business at Sterling and runs his cattle on the desert and the reserva tion; Mr. Hutchinson and Mr. Mc Daniel are engaged in the stock busi ness in the Springfield country. 4 COMMISSIONER ENGLAND'S FOOT Commissioner W. T. England has a foot that has been troubling him for some tljne, and he informs us that he thinks the trouble started from stepping on a nail about a year and a half ago. That healed up, as he supposed, but long afterwards trouble started and he finally went to the hospital and had some triifc ming of proud flesh and it is now healing up apparently in a healthy condition.