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IDAHO'S CANAAN WAITING FOR RAILROAD MOSES TO DEVELOP ITS RESOURCES World of Wealth in Southern Portion of State Only Needs Transportation Facilities to Land It in Markets of the Pacific Coast —Fertile Fields Are Rich in Harvest and Orchards Laden With Crimson Fruit Are All There ARTICLE NO. 8 ON THE SAN FRANCISCO-BOISE RAILROAD. Today The Call publishes the eighth of a series of articles dealing with the resources of southern Idaho and the need of a short line of railroad between Boise, Idaho, and Winnemucca, I\ev., connecting with the transcontinental lines and bringing Boise within 696 miles of San Francisco and Oakland, thus giving to the bay district the great commerce and trade of the wonderfully pro ductive Idaho country. There is a group of three shipping t-enters in southern Idaho, roughly forming a triangle, the sides of which are 30 miles long, which may be con-, nidered the terminal field of the San Francisco (or Winnemucca) Boise rail road. Boise is at the apex—the stra tegic point. Nampa and Caldwell form the other angles. The three cities are linked by an electric railway, and in the district there are now, it is esti niated, 50,000 people. Boise is the capital of Idaho —the chief city commercially and financially. Tt is one of the oldest towns and se cured its pre-eminent position before the railroad came. The Oregon Short Line If ft it off the map at first, but now a branch line runs from Nampa to Koise and the capital has what is prac tically the same train service that Nampa has, although it suffers from the inconvenience of being on a branch line. Nampa and Caldwell are on the main road of the Oregon Short Line. From Nampa there is now a railroad running north to Enimett. and from <*aldwell a line runs west to "Wilder on the Snake rivet. The Boise river runs through Caldwell, and the farming land about Caldwell and Nampa is irri gated from the Boise river. The United States reclamation service supplies a portion of this district with water. The great 1 >eer Flat reservoir, with a shore line of .in miles, fed by the New York ditch from the Boise river at Barber, stores the water. There are private Irrigation projects in this territory, among them being the Pioneer ditch. lil,\« i\ CANYON PROJECT Northeast of Caldwell is the ex tensive area of the Black canyon pro ject. This includes 100,000 acres and witl be watered from the Payette river. The cost will be $7,500,000, and Senator Borah is now seeking government aid in the tinancing of the development. Payette lake will be raised eight and Little Payette lake 45 feet to store water. This work will give the larger lake an area of 6,000 acres and the smaller an area of 2.000: There would he stored 105,000 acre feet o< water in addition to the flood waters which would be conserved for the land. The successful development of this enterprise and the cultivation of the land would mean the making , of homes for at least an additional 50,000 in the vicinity of Boise and Caldwell. This work will be entirely independent of the Boise rtver-Arrowrock dam, which, according to the engineer in charge, will reclaim land that will support 3 00.000 people. We are not through with our consid eration of the Snake river, although the Boise"river has held our attention for several articles. We shall return to the consideration of the Snake valley for a brief period in the inclusion of Payette and Weiser, active towns, in our survey. SNAKE RIVER VALLEY I rank R. Coffin, the Boise banker pioneer, described the richness of the Snake river valley and its tribu taries in this section: "West of where the Boise river enters the Snake, flows the Owyhee, from the Owyhee mountains, a river *>f about the same volume as the Boise. It is a stream which may be and is utilized In irrigating southeastern Oregon, through which it flows, and ■ailroad which is contemplated would tap its valley. North of the i nurture of the Boise, Owyhee and Snake the Payette river enters the Snake. The Payette is the largest tributary to the Snake. Opposite the month of the Payette is the Malheur river, flowing through eastern Oregon and draining down to the Snake a rich country subject to good development. Twelve miles northwest of the mouth of thr Payette river is the mouth of the Weiser. a stream the size of the Woise, flowing from the north. These lirain a country of varied resources. I.ARGK APPLE CROP ' In the Boise, Payette and Weiser valleys there are 8,000 carloads of apples raised now and there are 3,000 carloads now in cold storage awaiting shipment. "Emmett, 20 miles from the mouth of the Payette, is a rapidly growing town of 1,200, in what is becoming a pros perous and extensive fruit section. For :;»' years It has been a center of the sheep and cattle industry of western Idaho. Beyond Emmett is Long val- Uy. Into this valley the Oregon Short Line is now building a railroad. The valley is 500 miles long and about 10 miles wide. At the head of the Pay ette river are some of the finest stands of white pine in the United States." [ am not going too far afield in quoting Mr. Coffin's interesting sur vey of western Idaho. This district will all be tributary to the new rail road when It is built, just as the rivers ->f the district are all tributary to the Snake. I.IXKS WILL, EXTEND • 'aldwell and Xampa, as I have al ready said, are linked with Boise by electric railway. It will be but a short time before this system is extended to Payette and Weiser. There have been no announcements made that the com pany, the interurban, will extend to these towns, but it is-a resonable cer tainty that it will. The interurban lines out of Boise now have 65 miles constructed and in operation. In Boise the company lias "1 miles of urban lines. Seven towns are on the interurban system. The company has three power houses in op eration. The same corporation that op prates the railroads operates the light and power plant of Boise. The power houses at Barberton, on the Boise river; Horseshoe bend, on the Payette river, and Swan falls, on the Snake river. There is now under ronstruc iion a fourth power house at Oxbow, <>n the Snake river. NKW PLAINT AT OXBOW At Oxbow the, installation of the new plant is interesting. At tins point the river makes a bend, or the "ox- three and a half miles around a ARTHUR L. PRICE point, doubling in its tracks for that distance. At its narrow point at the inception of the bow the isthmus be tween the two portions of the river is 1,100 feet wide. There is a drop of 12 feet in the channel between the points on the opposite sides of the isthmus. The engineers bored a tunnel through the isthmus, utilizing the drop of 22 feet for generating power, and will build the power house at the end of the tunnel. HIGH TENSION LINES This company has now in operation a system of high tension transmission power lines 283 miles long- in all. sup plying electric energy for its trolley lines, for lighting and heating in Bois«. and for power plants in mines and other industries. There is. according to the engineers, little weather diffi culty that hinders the operation of the system. Only where a line supplying a mine with energy crosses a moun tain range is any storm trouble en countered. The climate of *the Snake River valley is not rigorous. Sixteen towns are furnished with light and power from this system and the service is considered excellent. While alluding to the light and power of which southern Idaho is so abundantly supplied, we might consider another public utility which Boise has? and which, it is claimed, no other city in America enjoys. This is a natural hot water service. At the outskirts of Boise are a series of hot springs, where water bubbles from the earth at a temperature of 190 degrees. This water is piped into Boise homes and heats them on the hot water heat prin ciple employed in heating buildings, and in summer housewives use the water for brewing tea and boiling egg?. They touch the faucet and the hot water flows. HOT WATER BATHS Now I give only hearsay testimony of this phenomenon. I saw the steam arising from the springs near the pen itentiary, and I saw the natatorium where hot water baths are possible. Then I was told by reputable citizens of serene social and financial position of the house heating, tea brewing capa bilities of the hot water springs. Boise people always tell newcomers first of all of the hot water springs, knowing that all subsequent wonders they may expound will seem plausible in com parison. But it is more wonderful and more interesting and more valuable to the prosperity of Idaho that the Snake rivpr can reclaim 5,000,000 acres of land from desert waste and recreate it as flowering orchard land, and that from the turbulent rapids of the stream and its tributaries, within a space of 60 miles, SOO.O-00 horse power of electric energy can be converted. The hot springs of Boise, strange and freakish as they are, are not so worthy of dis cussion as is the cold, snow fed Snake river. ' The laundry in Boise washes your clothes with "natural hot water," so the wagon sign says, but it is more important that the mangle is revolved —if the motion of a mangle is rotary —by electric energy from Swan falls or Barberton. South Idaho will develop not because it has plenty of natural hot water for unusual purposes, but because it has more cold water than any other re gion of its size and peculiar needs. It is fine to boast of the freakish hot water; it is finer to boast of the plentiful supply of cold water. It will be the cold water of the Snake river that will make freight for the new railroad. (Tomorrow The Call villi publlNh the ninth of the aerien of articles dealing with southern Idaho and the new rniirouiJ to be built from Boise south.) Meal* on .Stockton Flyer, Leaving Ferry Station 5:00 P. M. Light meals will be served on Ob servation Car of Southern Pacific's Stockton Plyer, leaving P"erry Station 5:00 p. m., arriving Stockton 8:00 p. in. daily. Also on train leaving Stockton 7:10 a, m., arriving San Francisco 10:10 a m. daily.—Advt Perfectly splendid and worth seeing"—partly describes our Show in a few words. Besides the demonstrations of the Bissell Electric Cleaner, Simplex Electrical Goods, Caloric Fireless Cookers and Manning-Bowman Percolators, we also have those of: "Homeplate" Shelton Vibrators A new and practical solution Wβ demonstrate how many ail for silver-plating metal articles at ments may be relieved or actually home. Price 50c a bottle. cured by vibratory massage. Angelus Asbestos Mats Free Cooking School They protect the table cloth and New lessons daily from 2:30 to table top as well as deaden Bound. SP.M. by Miss Mary E. Voorhees All sizes and shapes procurable. Attend today and every day. "The Housekeeper's Guide" A new booklet of interest to all home-loving women, given or mailed free on request. Nalk&ivDokrrc&iMxro I THE HOUSE OF HOUSEWAREsVj GEARY & STOCKTON STS.UNION SQUARE MUSIC PROFESSOR TALKS TO BOARD Urges Thorough Training of Pupils in the High and Grammar Schools Plan Proposed Would, He Says, Aid Students Who Go to University M. .!. McCoy, professor of music and composer, addressed the board of edu cation yesterday on music as an edu cational feature in the high schools. He urged the appointment of first class teachers who not only are proficient as musical instructors but have a thorough knowledge of the schoolroom methods. Mr. McCoy asserted that the work in this direction in the Oakland high schools has aroused a great In terest among the pupils and has given pleasure to parents. ■Hβ thought there should be better instruction in the grammar schools so as to include read ing at sight, ear training and choral practice, in order to prepare the pupils for the higrh schools, where they may acquire enough to continue the course in the state university. It was proposed to allow teachers half pay In case of sickness brought al'out through contact in the discharge of her duties with children suffering from communicable diseases, such as mumps, measles and so forth, but ac tion was postponed for a week. G. d'Villepidy offered to deliver lec tures on Central America. This was referred to the department of lectures. The board accepted an invitation to attend an exhibition of the German method of physical culture In San Fran cisco Turn Verein hall in Sutter street, April 13. The board will hold a special meet ing at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning to consider a report on the next com petitive examination for teachers. Marian Baker Beadles, J. William T>ouglass, Dean C. Ingraham and Mar garet Emma McCarthy applied for po sitions. The latter wants to be in terpreter of English. DETECTIVES ON HUNT FOR STOLEN JEWELRY Mi** Sirtebotham Gives Description of Gem* Valued at $3,000 Taken From Her Apartment Several detectives were detailed yesterday on the robbery reported by I Miss Mollie Sidebothani, well known society woman, who complained to the authorities late Tuesday night that jewelry worth $3,000 had been stolen from her apartments at the Bellevue hotel. A description of the stolen gems was given to the detectives. Among the valuables stolen was a diamond cross worth $1,500, a gold chain valued at $450, a pearl necklace worth $1,500 and a bracelet worth $600. Daily Fashion Hint From Paris A Magnin Suit. Copy of Drecoll model in soft woo! pied de poule (zigzag checks), black and white. Chic waistcoat and sash in Drecoll blue. Bindings and buttonholes of black satin applied by hand. $39.50. Hat (from a notable de signer) in very soft black Milan, garniture of Empire ribbon and Corbeau wings. I net&c #t& CALL THESE NINE THOUSAND DOLLARS ARE FREE r^rai'JS REALLY FREE FOR PLAYING A PICTURE GAME A series of 77 pictures is appearing in The Call. Each picture represents a book title. Forty-six pictures have been published. You can get them all free with the Catalog and Answer Book, and win first award in this game just as though you had been in it from the first. You have more than enough time to solve pictures—more than a month. Buick pai Touring Car, $1,800 THE ACME OF MOTOR SERVICE <ftg IS TO BE FOUND IN THE JjU****' __. J*Oi-[ / _»_WfIBMW|W •^^—»-*-! $1,060 to $1,800. The 1913 Buick models are built on experience. Every part has a known value. There is no guesswork or theory in its design or construction. When you buy a Buick you know just what you are buying. That is the reason why the Buick is so popular, not only in Cali fornia, but all over the United States. Remember, it always pays to own a KNOWN CAR. HOWARD AUTOMOBILE CO. Portland San Francisco Los Angeles 2nd, 3d,-4th, sth, 6th Awards 5 Eilers Bungalow Player Pianos. $3000 THE EILERS —~— — " *~~ B The Piano With a Memory WE What would you give to have ■S_Mh B__l In your home the piano which a Paderewpki or a De Pachmann IB _P took with him on his concert _Li_J____ X tours—if that piano had a mem -FW -IB ory. and could repeat at your BSf request all the marvelous tri- KB umphs of the masters? ■ >; «I*P How do you know that the B y: Kilers Bungalow Player Piano ■B is not just such a piano? Have ■ ■ ML you heard it? Those who have listened to Its wonderful ren ditions of the masterpieces are ""■' enthusiastic in its praise. They call it the "piano with a memory." You can hear any day such a program played on the Bungalow Player Piano at Eilers Music House, 975 Market Street, where you will be courteously received if you ask to hear the pianos The Call is offer ing, as grand prizes in the great Booklovers' Contest. Or, in lighter vein, the Bungalow will play, as Paderewski might not be willing to play, the latest popular dance or song music. Or, you can play it "by hand" Just as though the player attachment were not built into the case. For these reasons, and because it Is the only player piano specially adapted to the needs of the small city apartment, the Eilers Bungalow Player Piano was chosen by The Call for this big contest, as something of interest to every home. The HunK-aluw IMayer Piano He Seen at 975 Or "' " nT of market sC&tem&A zu*v:%i: STREET m >&Jira/ t ° a " t " HOI SE OP THE CHICKERI*G PIAUjjO 33 GRAND PRIZES FROM COLUMBIA PHONOGRAPH CO.. $1,550 SEVENTH GRAND PRIZE, Valued at $275 1 Columbia Regent Grafonola and Records. EIGHTH GRAND PRIZE, Valued at $200 1 Columbia Regent Junior Grafonola and Records. ELEVENTH GRAND PRIZE, Valued at $175 1 Columbia Baby Regent Grafonola and Records. NINETEENTH TO TWENTY-EIGHTH GRAND PRIZES ...... $400 Ten prizes Regal Graphophones and Records, $4 0 each. THIRTY-FOURTH TO FIFTY-THIRD GRAND PRIZES $500 20 prizes Lyric Graphophones and Records, $25 each. All of the above prizes are furnished by the Columbia Phonograph Company, H34 Sutter street. San Francisco. These machines are or, ex hibition there and the public is cordially Invited to call at any time and inspect the machines and records, -the m FINEST _■ ___ 3> ° SWEFTS _bbbl »-"*ffi*ab— BOXES MORTAL I I SB7O EATS" MS^^^^^^^iPljpP Wγ fine chocolates $jUy PROM "J^P I GEO. HAAS & SONS , H 4 CANDY STORES J RADKE & CO. 2i9 f i - 223 Post street Specialize on Sterling Silver Vanity Cases, and display the largest variety on the Pacific Coast. Wedding Silver of newest designs. Diamonds at European prices. Additional Gifts from Radke & Co. to the Value of JpoUU 114 GRAND PRIZES FURNISHED BY HARPER & BROS., $1,582. Ota and 10th GRAND PRIZES, flso EACH *300 Choice of 25 volumes complete works of Mark Twain or 26 volumes complete works of William Thackeray. lUtb and 13th GRAND PRIZES, *Sl EACH 9ie2 27 volumes "History American Nation." 14th. 15th, 16th, 17th and tsth GRAND PRIZES, $48 EACH f-40 Complete works of Walter Scott, Charles Dickens, William Thackeray George Eliot and Harpers Edition of Shakespeare. 29th to 83d GRAND PRIZES » 155 Five prizes of $31 each, consisting of complete works of George Eliot, Thomas Hardy, Walter Scott, Charles Dickens and William Thackeray. 64th to With GRAND PRIZES e 125 Five prizes at $25 each, consisting of complete works of O. Gold smith, Wilson's American People, Bronte's Worke and Harper's Encylcopedi* of the United States. 50th to «4th GRAND PRIZES «60 "> prizes of Harper's Books —approximate value $12 per set. The Harper's books as listed are subject to change in selection, but not In value. " 66th to 156 th GRAND PRIZES , $340 90 prizes of sets of books at $6 per set. All of the above book* are furnUhed by Harper A Brother*, Publisher*. New York and Undon. —T ! THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 1913. HOW THE ANSWER BOOK HELPS YOU -, . If you have an Answer Book you can make 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. P.. 7. ■'?,"; 9 or 10 an. ewers ,to each pictuie, yet you need only ONE - COPY of each picture. *♦ So. if you have an Answer Book, there can not oossiblv be any reason for getting: more than one copy of each of the 77 pictures, yet you may make a total of ; 770 different ; answers to the 77 pictures. . £ ; t' ;« Suppose you r discover in your search through the Catalog seven different titles that seem to you might fit a picture. You can not decide which of these eeven titles is to your mind the best one to submit. v So you submit all the seven title's ;as your answers to that picture. -\ If you • have an Answer Book ! you can » submit the ; seven titles, ■; and yet • need only ■': one • copy -of the picture. ::,'(■".» If , you do not have an Answer Book you must get a separate picture and coupon, on which to submit each title. . . " .C;,lf? you want to submit a total of 600 titles, and have :an Answer Book, you need only one copy of each of the 77 pictures. Tf you do not have an Answer Book you must secure 600 pictures and coupons on which to submit your 600 titled. _ , ' . -.•'.•-..• '■-',■" ;■- The Answer Book saves time, labor and money. You can easily carry it around with you, with the p'cture pasted inside. ~ Read the Answer Hook coupon to the left of this announcement. 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