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Y rr ~ . 'T* «Strife. ; "■4: 1 m ■, . : M t ■■ ? ■ -i 6 S BUSHELS TO THE ACRE, FALL WHEAT, CARMEN CREEK, LEMHI COUNTY Bridges, Mont., where it will con rect with the Hill system, and that| it has made extensive surveys and is said to be now locating a line up the Salmon river from Salmon City to Long Valley where it will con nect with the Pacific & Idaho North railway, which is also supposed The Pa ern to bo a Hill system road, cific & Idaho Northern railroad runs from Weiser. Idaho, in tho extreme western part of Idaho, to New Meadows, Idaho, some 150 miles, and this road is said to be making preparations to construct into Long Valley, Idaho, at once. With the Pittsburg & Gilmore and the Pacific & Idaho Northern roads connected, tho Hill system would be at the mouth of the famous Des Chutes canyon, which is the only feasible route into California from the north, and tho building of the! southern extension from Weiser[tho vould be only the question of how j long tho construction work would quire. Surveys have been made; from Weiser through the Des Chutes ■ canyon and on south, so that thisiers TO THE TELEPHONE USERS OF THE BOISE DISTRICT There is a natural feeling of unrest among the telephone users of the Boise District. It seems wise (o The Maintain States Telephone 2 nd Telegraph Company to explain its position and declare its intentions with a view to settling this condition so far as possible. Two telephone systems invariably prove confusing and annoying. When owned or controlled by one person or corporation, two systems are intolerable and inexcusable. Our first step will be the consolidating of the two systems. This consolidation can only be done with further fusion and some annoyance, but we shall effect it as rapidly and promptly as human hands can do so. We shall do our best to give good service all the time, but only when the consolidation is complete, will first class service be possible. First class service means something Boise District telephone users have never had. But we intend that they shall have it, and until we make this promise good, we shall tiot even discuss rates with you. We piean to leave the rate question alone until we have proved our sincerity and our ability. You will continue to pay at present rates until we have a chance to show you ideal telephone conditions. In the meantime, we shall spend over $300,000.00 to make good our statements. con -— THE MOUNTAIN STATES TELEPHON! AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY. J c._ . . ;tou : ;.:u: railroad is practically assured, The extension of the Pittsburg & Gilmore would mean a great deal to Lemhi county, as it would open up a great mineral belt which has al ready been prospected and found to contain extremely largo bodies of lead-silver ores. With cheap trans portation the owners of these mining properties would be enabled to build smelters and ship their ores to San Francisco at a handsome profit. The building of this extension, and it will be built, will open up a mineral section that will develop into another Coeur d'Alene district. The prosperity of Lemhi count" is not contingent upon the extension of the Pittsburg & Gilmore, however, It has farms enough and producing mines to make it tho richest county in the state of Idaho. The home market for the products of the farm exceeds supply, and this fact is due to tho large number of men employed in re-[the mining industry in the county, The farmers realize fifty per cent more for their products than do furm in any other section of Idaho and they are able to raise as large, if not larger crops, than are raised in any other portion of the state. Tho climate of the Lemhi and: Salmon valleys is mild and is about other section of the same as any The formation of the soil Idaho, makes splendid natural roads, so that the cost of transporting the crops into town is low and the water rights the best in the west. are Even if there was no home con sumption and demand for the pro ducts of the farm, the Lemhi county farmer would be a prosperous indi-' Salmon City will be only vidual. about 130 miles from the main line! of the Hill railroad system when the! Twin Armstead to from line finished and when this Bridges is extension is completed, which will they will be able to com be soon pete with sections a great deal fur the ther west, for the trade of the north western manufacturing cities. The town of Salmon City is one of the finest little towns in I i m i 8000 FOUNDS OF PORK MADE AT A COST OF $160 BY PASTURING AND FEEDING ALFALFA. I state. It has a mode. . lighting ■ system, the finest wat> vorks to be found, with a plentiful supply of mountain water and pure cel lent common and high chool. The stores at Salmon City all modern and carry g.- nd stocka of new, clean merchanli an ex- I aro I There are several fine churches in die city and the social side of their is not forgotten, as they have one I of the finest natural city parks to I be found anywhere. county I enough to make fortunes for thou- 1 men, who will be needed I Put this fact remains; Lemhi |i has undeveloped resources M sands of to develop them. It has the geo graphical location to make a groat [farming region and besides tho gen- || graphical location, it has tho soil 9 and it will make a prosperous sec- m tion, a more prosperous section, be- m cause it is prosperous now. it of- M fers to you, in whatever line you may be, a future. What more do 9 you wish.