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The Meridian Times
A REAL GOOD NEWSPAPER — IN A — REAL GOOD COMMUNITY F R ID AY IDAHO, .1 U N E COU N T Y , 3 rt . NO. 9. ADA 1 » 2 2 M ER I D I A N , XIV. V O li . Bonds Carry 174 to 64 P The bond election held last. Tues day in Meridian resulted in a rous ing victory for the $10,000 bond is è- sue to fix with crushed rock the mile of state highway through the town. Voters »'ere not slow in getting to the polls and the opposition dwin died as the votes came in. There were 238 votes cast, 174 reg istering for the bonds, and against.lt therefore needed 159 votes for a two-thirds majority. Bonds will be advertised for sale at once, and when sold the improvement will be started. «4 It in and Meridian Fourth of July '# list of In another column is a sports and attractions in Meridian next Tuesday, which is the "Glorious Fourth." the grand parade, .with floats from business houses and of to In the morning will be lodges, etc., and prizes will be given for tlie best float. After this will be a program, with an a address by Hon. Robert H. McCrack The fact that Ex the en, of Boise. Congressman McCracken is to be with us, insures an interesting anl inspir ing address, as he is an orator of abil ity, and distinction. While there will be many attrac tions throughout the day, in the af ternoon the sports will be of special interest and everyone is supposed to get in and compete, even if you can only enter the fat man's race. A baseball game will follow, and in the evening a fine display of fireworks will be shown. Be iiptriotic and leave your cares at home. Chairman J. M. Dodds says there will be an Interesting entertainment for all visitors. Committees are hard at work. The chairmen of the com mittees are: Sports—Robert Pfost. Building and Grounds—W.J.Mooney Decoration—J. W. Rice. Baseball—Joe Duree. Music—W. A. Gano. Concessions—Percy McFarland. Dance—Kelly McKinnis. Advertising—L. C. Wildman. Program—E. F. Hunt. at ced his has Everybody come FOR PROBATE JUDGE. in another column of this issue will be found the announcement of Mr. Frank ^Chalfant as candidate for nom ination on the Republican ticket for the office of probate judge. Chalfant is well known in Boise, hav ing come there 14 years ago with his father, the well-known Dr. Charles L. Chalfant, recently/ vice-president of the College of Idaho, ana received his education in the Boise schools, after which he graduated from the College of Idaho, declared he enlisted in the navy and earned the rank of ensign in the na val reserve, the University of Washington and in the office of H. E. McElroy in Boise, he was admitted to the Idaho bar, and for the past year he has been teacher of American History in the Boise High BChool. probate judge is one of the most im portant in the county and we believe that if Mr. Chalfant is successful in liis ambition, he will perform the du ties of the office with character and ability. Mr. When war was After studying law in The office of ability. Northwest Mounted Police on Pro gram at Majestic Theatre. "They Got Their Man." This is the favorite expression up in the north when the famous Mounted Police ride back into town, for it is a well-known fact that if they come back at all, they will bring their man. her of 'criminals that ever escape when one of the "Mounties" get on their trail is exceedingly few. Just how they work, and why they have become famous as man catchers will be vivtHly told and fully explained at the Majestic theatre today when the Northwest Mounted police appear on the stage in person with their inter esting performance that has set the »'hole »'estern country talking. Their style of entertainment is own, and absolutely different from anythng ever seen anywhere. During their trip they have appeared in over 100 cities and towns in California alone, and only in nine places have the theatres been large enough to hold the crowds flocking to see them.—At the Mer idian theatre, July 4th. a a The mim a all their that have been MEETS DEATH BY DROWNING John Elliott, 10-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Starr, who was drowned in the Kidenbaugh canal south of Meridian, Sunday, met death In an unusually sad and distressing The child had gone with playmates to the ditch, which It is manner. some was running full of water, thought that the boy, with a spirit of bravado, told his playmates that he could swin across the canal, but he found the swift water was too much He called for help, but for him. the other boys could not swim, they were powerless to help. He sank from sight, and the boys then gave the alarm. He was taken from the water and Dr H. F Neal called, but efforts to revive the drowned lad were fruit less Th" accident has cast a gloom pver the community. 1 as Editorial Mention Laurel Elam, Boise attorney, will be a candidate for the nomination tor irosecuting attorney of Ada county. Gump favors the idea of paying a doctor while one is well, and have the pay stop while one is sick., Why not? The summer session of the Idaho technical institute is two weeks old, There is a surprising enrollment of men teachers in the normal courses and the total enrollment, which now stands at 398, will this week pass considerably beyond the 400 mark. If you have a talent for criticizing you should have a license to practice. It will not cost you much. Just jump in and do a few, work with your own hands. Then you many tell others how best to meet and overcome their difficulties.—Ex. honest, full-days' Smith, commissioner of Edward accounts and finances of Boise, has consented to enter the democratic primary for clerk of the district court and ex-officio recorder and auditor of Ada county it was announced last Tuesday, following the presentation to Mr. Smith of a petition signed by number of democratic leaders in a the county. Dr. S. M. C. Reynolds, commandant at the Idaho Soldiers Home, announ ced Tuesday that he would seek the position of probate judge, and filed his papers for the republican nomi nation for election to that office. Mr. Reynolds is a civil war veteran and has lived in Idaho for more than 40 For 17 years he was post years, master at Meridian. BIG TIME AT WHITE CITY The Fourth of July at the W'ihte City Park, in Boise, is to be a big event, and Manager Hull was inMe ridian this week advertisingthefact. The new scenic railway is especially interesting, as it is thoroughly re built throughout, and is absolutely safe. sports, and dancing, will be carried on from morning to night. — the ad in another column for fur ther particulars. The amusements, including 3e< MERIDIAN CHAUTAUQUA. The tenth anniversary program of the Ellison-White Lyceum and Chau tauqua Association gives promise of being one qualified to properely cel ebrate this 1922 season—the tenth year of Ellison-White service in the west. The dates for the Meridian Chautauqua are July 10-14. most before the people of the com munity realide it, the big brown top will be swung into place, and for an entire week will be the real social center of this community. Of outstanding importance is the appearance of Judge Geo. D. Alden, whose lecture classic, "The Pow der and the Match," was endorsed by President Harding, most hartily recommend it for its great and important truths". Judge Alden is a brilliant speaker and per haps the most popular lecturer on the American platform. i The opening night, lecture by Wil liam E. Bohn promises to be one of the intellectual treats of the assemb ly. Dr. Bohn was formerly well kuown educator of the east and for a time was professor of social science at the University of Michigan. a sound, sane thinker, eminently qualified to discuss some of the big problems which face the American 'America Among The Al at on to He said, "I He is people today. Nations" will be his subject and it promises to he one of the real treats of the coming season. Virgil I. Shepherd's lecture, "The House We Live In," is a mas terly discussion of the old adage "As a Man Thlnketh, So Is He." Shepherd is a gifted speaker whose lecture work during the past few years has brought him before the public in a most favorable light. Among the many entertainment features noted on the list should be mentioned the production of Hartley Manner's great play "Happiness", which is to lie given by the Elias Day Players of Chicago on the second night. ably be greeted with a big audience for the name of the play and the players should be sufficient to insure a capacity audience. The Gardner Jubilee Company, headed by Professor George H. Gar ner, well 'known Chicago musician, will prove one of thebig musical fea tures of the week. Mr. This production will prob This is said to be the finest company of Its kind ip America, specializing in operatic numbers as well as the typical plan tation songs usually given by jubilee companies. The Baltimore Orches tra promises something new in the chamber music line and comes with a record of eastern successes that Is enviable. the Loren Bates Company are two organizations noted on the program presenting original features which make them just a little hft differ ent from the usual Chautauqua at traction. As usual the Junior Chautauqua will be a big feature this year. Play ground work, story telling, and a pa geant in which practically all of the kiddies of the community will take part will be features of the Junior Chautauqua at the coming assembly. The Patricia Trio and of was with is of he he much but BAND CONCERT SATURDAY played next Saturday evening by the Meridian band: March—Mystic Bobby, D. S. Me Waltz— Autumn Bfeezes, Overture—Romantic, Indian War Dance, Cosh. Calderwood. W. H. Keifer. Herman Bellsteldt. intromission. March, Newport News, Overture, Arcadie, He then and to fruit gloom (March, Spirit of the Times, 1 star Spangled Banner. Bugline A M. Laurens Waltz, Daughter of Love, Bennett Berry. v fS ] A X J J f.Jt r) r / / Gome to Meridian ot July Prooram Fourth 9:00 A. M.—PARADE. $7.00 prize for best decorated float. $2.00 prize for best decorated automobile. 10:30 A. M.—Song, led by band —America. Prayer. Reading Declaration of Independence. Music—Quartette—Mr. and Mrs. Dodds, A. Come Where the Lillies Bloom. B. Blue Bird. Recitation—Selected— Bessye Shook. Music — Band. Solo— W. W. Nusbaum. A. America, I Love You. B. Selected. Address—Hon. R. M. McCracken. Star Spangled Banner. Mr. Nusbaum, Mrs. Hunt. NOON. SPORT PROGRAM,JULY FOURTH. 1. Team Pulling Contest—two classes pounds and up— 1:00 p. m. Entrance charges $2.50. Split KOand 40. 2. Slow auto race, one block on high—10 Gal. gas, Super Service Sta tion—2:15. 3. Slow bicycle race, one block, $1.25 pocket knife, cantile Co, 2:45, 4. Greased Pig.—Pig to winner. City Meat Market. 5. Badger and dog fight, $1.00. 6. Pie eating contest, $1.00 choice of merchandise. Songer Pharmacy, 1 : 00 . 7. Potato race on horseback, 2:00. Entrance $1.50, »'inner to take all 8. Greased pole. $1.00, People's Cash Grocery 1.15. 9. 60 yard dash, girls under 12, $1.00 box candy, Rice Pharmacy, 1:20. 10. 50 yard dash, girls 12 to 16, $2.00 box candy, Rice Pharmacy, 1:25. 11. 50 yard dash, boys under 12, belt, Tolleth Merc., 1:30. 12. 50 yard dash, boys 12 to 16, tennis shoes, Garrett Merc., 1:35. 13. Fat man's race, $4.00 pipe, Ed Hartman, 1:40. 14. Lean man's race, not under 5 ft. 10 In., two spring chickens dressed, Meridian Produce Co., 1:45. , 16. Tug of war, box of cigars, Committee. 3:00 P. M.—BALL GAME—Boise Twilight team and Meridian team. Dancing afternoon and evening. Band Concert 8:00 P. M. 9:00 P. M. GRAND DISPLAY OF FIREWORKS. •1200 to 1500 pounds and 1500 Co-Operative Mer 1:10. SAFETY FOR FUNDS And a genuine desire to assist worthy de positors, make this bank popular! If there is any one indication that argues well for a bank it is age. This bank is 25 years old, and understands the banking needs of this locality. May we handle your Checking Account? Our Capital $40,000.00. FIRST NATIONAL B ANK OF MERIDIAN Capital, Surplus and Undivided Profits over $60,Q00 _ CELEBRATE IN The Best Little Town in the State TOLLE T H 'S SERVICE ~ QUALITY - PRICES MERIDIAN, IDAHO. BEFORE YbU G .OUTJvÆAMPW ^ RIG YOU V OU w / % lr£ CAt* Do YT jÆL ' If X 5 .^5 More-Sims fldw. 60. Meridian, Idaho. State Highway WHAT IS A DAIRY COW? Is it the How can you know a dairy cow when you see her? color of her hide, or length of the horns? Perhaps it's her name, or breed, or registry papers, or poe sibly somebody said she was a dairy cow. Do any of these things make a dairy cow? If not,— WHAT 18 IT (See next week's paper) The Meridian State Bank STATE AND COUNTY DEPOSITORY Stalker's straw Hats M a Sure Sion 01 flDDroacuinQ Summer. ••••••••••••••a« 1*4' •r To keep cool you will also need seasonable Groceries, Canned Goods, Fresh Vegetables. Call or phone your need* and we will k$ glad to serve you. Stalker's CO-OPERATIVE MERCANTILE COMPANY **■» Meridian Coal Co. S . H. GRIFFITHS i KING BLACK HAWK CLEAR CREEK CASTLE GATE For the Beet Coal ! Quality First—Service Always We handle nothing but the best Coal, and our prices right. We can purchase Inferior lar per ton less than we are paying but we think that the sat isfied customer that keeps coming back is the one worth while. We fork our coal, and have plenty of good slack on hand at $7.00 per ton. grades of coal for one do) i MERIDIAN, IDAHO.