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Vol. XIII., No. 6
$2 a Year
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.
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
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
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.
w "£se rt
Pfanders at Mackay
. The Salt Lake Tribune of Tues
day morning contains the following
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
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.
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
"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.
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. _
Agreements Reached
After Twelve
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
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
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
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
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.
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
"Potatoes may be good United
States No. 1 grade and be absolutely
worthless for seed," he says,
.statement follows:
"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
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
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
Van Seeter of
Thursday, the
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Greggerson Gives a
Very Interesting
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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

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