The Meridian Times
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MERIDIAN, ADA COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, JANUARY
Rife & Robertson Sell
CHANGE TO SUN TIME
Rife & Robertson Sell
RIFE & ROBERTHON HELL
THE CO-Ol'ERATiyE STORE
An important business deal was con
summated yesterday, when the well
known and itopular firm of Otis Rife
and J. D. Robertson, doing business
as the Co-Operative Mercantile Co.,
sold their store stock in Meridian, to
Robert and A. R., Stalker, both well
known residents.Mr, Stalker Jr. who
will conduct the store, took possess
ion after the invoice completed to
Mr. Rife says lie has no present in
tention of leaving Meridian. Mr.
Robertson who was recently elected
as a member of the legislature to
represent the people of Meridian, will
move to Boise,and will reside at 1110
X. 19th street.
The new manager or the store has
had business experience, owning a
hardware and also a drug store, pre
vious to returning to Meridian a year
ago, and will no doubt make a suc
cess of the store he has purchased
DEATH LAST SATURDAY
OF LOGAN GRICE.
Logan J. Grice, son or Joseph and
Nettie J. Grice, was born in Sutton,
Neb., February 1, 1891, and died at
his home near Meridian, Saturday,
December 28th, 1918, age 27 years,
10 months and 27 days.
In 1899 he came to Idaho with his
parents who settled on a farm three
miles east of Meridian, ana this has
since been Logan's home. He
very sociable and friendly boy ana
joined in the festivities of the neigh
borhood. Several years ago he joined
the Meridian Modern Woodmen lodge
and has been a regular and consis
tent member. He
right young man and his
friends are grieved to learn of his
death, which was the result of tSe
prevailing influenza. It is sad to
think that a strong young man, just
in his prime, with a bright future
before him, and everything to live
for should thus be taken.
was an honest up
, But He
who holds our destiny in His hands
knows best and we vyill try to say,
"Thy will be done."
He leaves to mourn his loss, his
father, Joseph Grice, his mother, five
brothers and one sister, and
ral took place from the
Mateer undertaking parlors last Mon
day afternoon. Tire degree team of
the M. W. A. of Meridian acted as an
escort, Rev. C. A. Quinn, pastor of
the M. E. church officiating. Burial
was in the Morris Hill cemetery.
LORHIN CALDWELL BELONGS
TO FAMOUS OLD REGIMENT
Lorrin Caldwell, who is at Camp
Stewart, Va., writes a Christmas let
r to the home folks in which he
says it may be some time before his
company will be demobilized, but
has hopes that Feb. 1st will see them
on their way west. Lorrin wants to
visit Washington, D. C. on Ins way
Speaking of the 12tb Infantry, he
says a book has been written of its
history. It was organized in 1789 and
has been every' war since the rev
olution.And Lorrin, says, this is what
happened in the present war—when
we marked our baggage A.E.F., Bul
garia surrendered, wnen part way
across the continent Turkey quit,
,> when we arrived in New York, Aus
tria saw there was no cnance, and to
finish the deal, after we landed our
baggage on the transport and were
ready to set foot on the gang plank,
the kaiser abdicated and germany
signed the truce terms. A glorious re
REPORT OF MERIDIAN
BED CROSS AUXILIARY
A complete report of the receipts
and expenditures of the Meridian Red
Cross Auxiliary has been made, and
J covers the period from the organi
zation in May, 1917, up to Jan. J,
1919, one and a half years. Mrs J.A.
Fenton has been the efficient presi
dent of the auxiliary. Mrs. J. F. Baird
and Mrs. T. M. Hash berger have
served as secretary, and Mrs. Allen
Wilcox, Mrs. C. L. Dutton, Mrs. H.J.
Boyer and Mrs. Ray Gregory have
each served a time as treasurer.
The report is as follows;
Dec. 31, 1918, Total amount re
ceived by entertainments do
nations and memberships »1058.63
Less total expenditures as item
Balance in bank Jan. 1, 1919,428.48
Knitted articles made ,
Sewed garments made.
Junior Red Cross made ten kits
or 26 pcs each . .
Women of the Farmers League
one kit 26 pcs . .. ..
One ten of clothing has been sent
to the refugees, from Meridian.
Linen shower for hospital, 50 ar
ticles were made.
CHANGE TO SUN TIME
ALL CLOCKS MOVED BACK
ONE HOUR JANUARY FIRST.
We are now back to the Pacific
coast time and hereafter instead of
changing to Pacific time at Hunting
ton, Oregon, the time will be changea
About 20 years ago the time of this
section of the country was changed
from sun time to mountain time. For
awhile in Boise we had two times—
mountain and sun. Old residents
member that in the old Overland
hotel two clocks could be seen in the
office corridor, one labeled
and the other "mountain" time. At
ter a great deal of disgruntled talk
from those called "mossbacks" one
time ws accepted—mountain
By a recent recommendation of the
we are now back to the Pacific or
This may be
found to be the most logical and
venient when we get used to it.
The Pacific time is just 15 minutes
behind the sun.
old sun time again.
Rockefeller may he rich—- but he
is not more so than the fellow with a
The new state administration, all
republican, will be inducted into of
fice. next Monday. The ceremony will
be informal and brief.
Contrary to the opinion of certain
republicans, Woodrow Wilson is a
pretty good man after all. He went
on a pleasure trip)—and took his
mother in law along.
There is now the fear among many
good people, that Mooney, the con
victed bomb thrower of San Francis
co, will not get justice.
A Meridian man says no matter how
well he prepares his winter's coal
supply the bin always looks like 15c
on the first day of January.
An eastern aaper has taken down
the slogan "Let the people rule," and
placed n its stead, "Let the people
A Meridian man says they must
have been short on the larger sizes
of gents slippers during the holiday
rush sale at Boise.
Nine out of ten of the young fel
lows look better in uniform. When
•you speak of the older ones Uowever,
they look pretty much like real men
either in civilian or soldier clothes.
A lady employed over at Caldwell
is giving good satisfaction with her
work and the employer has no fault
to find—except, he says if she were
only deaf and dumb, she would be
A man climbed on the roof of his
house near Kuna last week, to re
pair it, when he fell, striking himself
on the back porch. The same week
another Kuna man, while harnessing
a horse, was kicked just west of his
Oh you should not worry! Suppose
the water pipes in your house had
bursted—or suppose you were busi
ness manager just now ot' a Lyceum
or winter Chautauqua bureau. Some
things are pretty near as bad as the
Over at Ontario the editor made a
remark in the paper that a certain
married man (not naming, him) had
"better be a little more careful. "Later
seven different men came in the offi
ce and stopped the paper, with the
excuse that they wore already taking
more papers than they could read.
There are Christmas cards sent out
by business houses that are all right.
Someway, said a man this week, I
cant help when I receive one of the
other kind—Christmas card to a
friend—of thinking of the fellow I
knew once who made his relatives
each a Christmas gift at a minimum
cost —-a total expense of 43c for post
cards and 35c more for postage.
When the boys copie home—happy
day—let's not Spend muen time on
receptions and fol-de-rols. The first
thing he needs—to keep from getting
the flu—is a few nightB of good
sleep at home, to quiet his nerves,and
then you can —in your qjvn way—
help him to plan for work. A soldier
boy has made the days count while
away—fighting for you and I—and
he does not want a job of loafing
when he comes home.
There is a kind old man near Mer
idian who sits by the fire, who says
he received something for a
Christmas present he has wanted for
years. It is nicely bound pocket
book. In the inside is a place for cur
rency, checks and stamps, which is
secured by a clasp. There are two
other compartments for bills, notes,
receipts, and other business forms,
and altogether it is satisfactory in
A Meridian politician says his idea
of a useless occupation is picking a
democratic candidate for president
In the language of Guy Flenner—
hapry flu year.
SHE KEPT THEM ON THE JOB
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DON'T MERELY SAY: GIVE AIE SOME GAS"
• THE GASOLINE OF QUALITY
Afore miles and cleaner cylinders
is an unmixed, straight refinery gas, distilled, then re-distilled.
Highest competitive honors, Han Fraucisco and San Diego expo
sitions, for its carbureting qualities, purity and uniformity.
ALSO AT GARAGE AT Kith AND MAIN
I. ET YOUR MOTOR DECIDE.
that's because Red Crow
STREETS. IX BOISE
IT WILL BE \
Happy New Year
JOIN THE RED CROSS AND MAKE IT A
Mew Year to Others*
f We wish you a
Happy New Year
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You cannot get the fß!$m
value of fuel from a poor
JVe handle a line of high -
grade heaters that insure fuel
economy, and any one of them
will be an ornament to
You look at them bP
buy, and back of them,
guaranty of quality.
Piace your orders now for COAL, either lump
or stove size. We can
Y'ickers-Sims Hdvv. Co.
GO TO RIFE & ROBERTSON'S FOR
A nice line of tablets, inks,
pens, pencils, etc.
Fine Stock of Groceries
We don't keep groceries—we sell them.
Bring us your Butter
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RIFE & ROBERTSON
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The spendthrift is no longer looked
upon merely as unwise—to-day he
is branded as a slacker.
The practice of thrift is not only a
virtue hut the patriotic duty of every
A Su\ iugs Account in tlris institution
is tire most tangible evidence of thrift
in earning, spending and saving.
Our Officers invite Thrift Accounts.
The Mskipian- State Bank
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