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THE SHOSHONE JOURNAL
Number 14 THE SHOSHONE JOURNAL Established 1882 SOUTHERN IDAHO DEMOCRAT Established 1914 VOL. 35 SHOSHONE, IDAHO, FRIDAY. JUNE 6th, 1319. _ Mr. and Mrs. Ed Painter have taken the Charles Grant property and DIETRICH-BESSLIN NOTES Roland Bruce of Shoshone is helping Ira JeWett with his spring work this » eek. over are busy putting in potatoes. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Nelson enter tained the Besslen young folks at a so cial dance Saturday evening. Mrs. J. Anton John and children re turned last Wednesday from a two weeks' visit out in Washington among relatives. Mrs. A. V. V. Stewart and daughter. ; Esther, of .San Diego, California, are; here visiting the Floyd „.Gage family, j sister of I ' Mrs. Stewart being a twin Mrs. Gage. Mrs. Ella Snodgrass is visiting her ■son, B. F. Snodgrass, and family. Mrs. Snodgrass comes from 'Kansas, where she has resided for the past year and a half. The Misses Tillie and Martha Schei liing of Guthrie, Oklahoma, are visiting relatives here and will probably spend the summer among them. Dwight LaGrand, who left here a .year ago and has resided at Davenport, Iowa, has returned with his wife and baby to Dietrich, probably to remain. Mr. and Mrs. Van Cleve, who have resided in Dietrich for the past year, have returned to their former home on the coast. Mrs. Van Cleve is a sister of M rs - S. A. Bate, Sr. Mrs. C. H. Matson and the children, Mrs. S. S. King and Mrs. E. P. King were auto travelers to Shoshone Wed - ■i today. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Culbertson and the children attended the movies at .^hgshone Saturday evening. Mrs. Joe Harbert is purposing start ing Sunday for a visit to old friends .ind relatives in Missouri. Claud Myers and family now occupy the Methodist parsonage. It is said they will go to the north country soon to spend the summer. Wesley Edwards is -now having a ! glorious time baching in the former home of W. O. Hamilton, recently r bought by Thomas Edwards. Milton Jennings, father of Mrs. Crist, is here from Loveland, Colorado, and will probably spend the summer here, - Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Joy are at Grin-! nell,. Iowa, for a protracted stay, and may not be back to enjoy the blessings of Dietrich until fall. Field; Worker of the "Society of Friendless." will speak. The public is cordially in-' At 2:30 Dr. John Pierson, vited. last Sunday evening Ira Jewett and Fred H. Palmer started on a fishing expedition up north, and as they haven't come back yet » r e are short on fish stories, but expect the usual sup ply when thfv arrive. Mrs. Leonard Bridge's grandfather. Mr. Statia, is visiting the Bridge fam ily. There are four generations in that household now: Mrs. Bridge's grand father! her mother. Mrs. Scott; herself and her two children. Some of the farmers are cutting their alfalfa, not because it is ready for cut ting, but because the heavy frosts of a week ago make that probably the best thing to do. Church Servies* at Dietrich An interesting program is being pre pared by the lecture committee of Dietrich Grange for this Friday night. A number of new members are to be initiated, and then follows ice cream and cake, to be served by the refresh ment committee. Yes. it blew a little on the Dietrich tract last Friday. May 30. Perry Chap man had out in the storm a team of horses and wagon with a hayrack. When he sought to drive north present ing a broadside to the wind, one little young, gentle zephyr struck bis- outfit amidships, hurling Perry' and Nie hay rack over in the road, resulting in a dislocated wrist. I Miss Joy Brandt, of Gooding, is j working in the First National Bank during the absence of the cashier. Mr. A. W. Hansen, and bride on their wed ding trip. Miss Brandt is no stranger to Shoshone and she always finds a warm welcome here from her many friends. Last Friday Mr. and. Mrs. Howes and children of Hailey were visitors with the familyof S. E. Kilker. On Satur day Mrs. Howes and her brother. S. E. Kilker, started for their old home at Le Mara, Iowa, for a short visit, Mr. I Howes returning home to look after his interests and Mrs. Kilker staying at home, taking care of the kiddies during their mother's absence. G. A. Paschal of Chariton. Iowa, spent last Sunday visiting in and about Dittrich. This spring be bought a sixty-eight tract of land north of and adjoining the J. J. Turner farm. It had been hitherto unproductive brush land. In a contract with Mr. Turner the land was cleared, pulveriaed. fenced and put into wheat and alfalfa' with a rush, thus furnishing an attractive field for the high wind of last week to show Its work, and It surely showed it to the lojss of Messrs. Paschal and Turner. t j Those ", r ho boast of the domination of Wilson at the peace table should take a second thought and realize how that! domination has been made possible. It; is not solely through his intellectual j leadership, nor through his force oL will, but rather because he has behind him the grain, hogs and cattle produced| by the American farmer, and the bil -1 lions of American money. Because the! peoples of Europe are hungry, he is forcing them to do his bidding. What! he hopes 'o accomplish may he for the best, but his methods' are as old as the j ! The Children's Day program at the; (From WHY WILSON "DOMINATES" Lawrences Kansas, Journal World) hills. CHANGE OF PROGRAM Baptist church «-ill be held Sunday; morning instead of Sunday evening as! has been the past custom. j j Sunday. June 8 — 10 a. m.—Sunday School Session. I M. E. CHURCH NOTICES 11 a. rn.—Public Worship. Sermon by! Rev. J. Wesley Milter, Financial Sec retary of Gooding College. 8 p. m.—Union Service. Address by! Dr. John Pierson, of Cheyenne, Wyo., Field Worker for "Society of Friend less." MERRIF1ELDS MOVE TO OREGON The many friends of E G Merrifield and family are grieved to learn of the; determination of the family to move to Oregon. The Merrifield family has re sided ïn Shoshone' for ten or twelve' hi s years. Both Mr. Merrifield and wife have during these years always! been identified as among the most ac tive workers for community and| church welfare work and they will be very much missed from among those, with whom they have worked so earnestly for so many years. Mr Merrifield has purchased a farm near The Dalles and the family leaves today Friday for their new home. The, best of fortune is wished for them bv their many friends left in Shoshone and all these friends unite in commend-! I | I ! I j (From South Bend Tribune) ! ing the Merrifields to the good graces of their new neighbors. SENATE AND THE LEAGUE Those who find themselves growing I impatient at indications of the inten the j tion of Republican leaders in senate to challenge ratification of sec j tions one aJid two of the peace treaty -j ! the league of nations sections, should involve Mr. ! remember that this plan j the United States in Permanent Euro- ! | pean relations originated with _ j Wilson and that the burden of proof of j its desirability rests with him. The! senate would be recreant if it accepted! the covenant for the people, pledging; a ii the people to support of a acliemt ! that is but vaguely understood b> ] many of them, without consideration.; Critics of the Republicans are ft>nd i just now of deploring a disposition to; make the league a party issue, they please explain how it could anything but a party issue? torious absence of courage and original! thought among the Democratic mem bers has emphasized the responsibility ; of the Republicans in upholding proved : traditional policies until proposed sub-J stitutes are shown to be practical and j above all. safe. They are willing to: risk the slurs of blind supporters of Wilsonism to perform their constitu tional office properly. - Fears that delay of ratification in the and i to be! The no- ! Will senate will affect rc-constructon prove an encouragement to Germany are without basis. They are like jack o-lanterns shoved over fences by boys. Nobody need be alarmed by them. It j s evident that our associate nations have seen to it that so far as the ene my's fulfillment of peace conditions! is concerned action by the senate on ! the longue pact will not be an obstacle. Germany must sign and begin to pay! the pern. It y for her sins. We may still! examine the league provisions at leisure. To go along and assent to the con tention that the league is a panacea for the world's ills is easy. That course suits lazy people and those who: lack couruge. But to demand that the decision be made by the constitutional agency in the free, exercise of its pow ere. and not simply as a signature to a check drawn on the United States by; the president, requires the industry to acquire kne»-todge and the e-outage to uphold convictions. Republican sen»- ! rho aie organizing for a restore - : tion of the dignity and responsibility j of the higher chamber are benefactors. ; ! ! DR. EVANS TO VISIT SHOSHONE ! Dr. Evans, the Optician, will be at j correctly and attend ««ch cM onJ Jear> J ' T E ' JnS ' The Mon son Brothers have been as busy as t »'0 bees the past two! weeks demonstrating the Gary Trucks.; for which they are salesmen. Theyj have been covering the territory ad-* jacent to .Shoshone and report the most J satisfactory results Of the demonstra- j tions. There is no doubt of the stabil-; ity and reliability and serviceability of| the Gary trucks and the Monsonj Brothers are ready to demonstrate these qualities to anyone at any timej and any place and against any other; truck on the niarke't. If you are inter- ; ested in trucks don't feil to see them j and ask fora demonstration. tors DEMONSTRATING GARY TRUCKS The new volunteer army of 'fifty thousand troops which the war depart-! ment is trying to raise will be tilled to its full quota by those who for various reasons prefer army life. But it is a waste of space for the Journal to re print the two column copy supplied by the war department in which the department explains the causes for complaint on the part of returning! soldiers and contrasting the army con dirions as they are with those in the past. Every community in the United States has its returned soldiers in suf fleient numbers that there is no dif Acuity in the public getting all the tirst hand information it wants as to the desirability of the life. No explan ation by the department can change! the experiences of our returned sol-j diers or change their minds regarding THE NEW VOLUNTEER ARMY army life. Our boys went into the army knowing it was a dangerous and disagreeable business, but also know ing that it was at that time a very! necessary matter. They have done their work and done it well. Mighty few of them have any desire to repeat the experience unless again the life of the nation is threatened. join army for European service under the | conditions anticipated by the league of! nations covenant will not appeal ! strongly to American returned soldiers I and the statements regarding the army ! conditions, as pictured by the depart ment propaganda received by the; ■J° urna1 ' is 80 contradictory to the statements made by our returned sol diers that to use u as editorial matteri in the Journal would at once stamp the; Paper as a victim of misplaced confi-, dence. Every returned soldier in Sho Every returned soldier in Sho-j shone and Lincoln county would con demn the government statements as untrue were we to print them. The public is entitled to the truth and has desire to swollow statements that no are but half truths. _ MUST BE BAD—EVEN J. HAM ADMITS IT (Clarksburg (W. Va.) Telegram) During the closing days of the last Congress, one of the most ardent and. vociferous supporters of the Wilson Policies, in fact, of everything and anything the administration did or contemplated, was United States Sen ator James Hamilton Lewis, of Illinois, Democratic "whip" in the Senate.: Lewis could be expected, at the drop çf ( a hat. to jump up and talk his pink j countenance into a considerably deeper, P*nk in extolling the alleged virtues of 'he national administ raton. And. of i course, he said he was uttering the i sentiments of the people. But Mr. Lewis.—he is no longer a United States senator bj„ virtue of the failure of his o»*n people to indorse his praises of the administration—now and are thinking entirely different from He has just re finds that the people have been what he supposed. turned to Chicago from an extended western trip to settle down and resume bis law practice and has given exp.-es-. sion to his painful surprise- at the sentiment of the people throughout the Pacific coast and mount«* .n states "against eerything going on at \\ash ington." * ba * 'key are emphatically, against (he, plan of sending soldiers into Siberia, that they are opposed to European al fiances and that they demand that the United States look nearer home for at-; tentioti to trouble by taking control of; Mexican affaire and by force stopping, the continued outrages on Americans, and their property, These are sentiments that may notj he sniffed at by those still in the ; saddle at Washington. It shows, the Telegram has for some time been j pointing out. that the people of the; Senator Lewis also declar'd that the people of the West demand ihat the soldiers be brought baei. at cnce. as 1 . , ,, .,,, „ _ country. including millions of Demo crats. are dissatisfied and disgusted j with the high-handed, autocratic, ex- 1 travagant, discriminatory and waste- ! ful manner in which the national gov-i ernment has lately been managed. And; ! there is no mistaking the plain fact! that the people generally are so dis satisfied. If the sentiment were not J overwhelmingly that way. Jamesj ! Hamilton Lewis would be the lost man | it and admitted it publicly is. indeed, i significant. I-1 "DEMOCRACY AND THE PEACE, TERMS (Pend P'Oreilte Review) [ No word in recent years has t»een ' so abused as the word "democracy.": The declaration by President Wilson the! that America's participation in world war was "to make the world safe! for democracy" may have been a clear clarion call at the time but its echo^ come Nick varied and not at all as-! suring. Many careless men, and with the president's evident sanction and intention, took the war to mean a great leveling of nations and peoples within nations. It »'as the old cry of! abso,ate equality. As if life gave d^crecy In Us pure. unadulterated but wild and chaotic suite. No restraining laws whatever. the right of the individual to go un bridled his wav of life, the right of equal wealth, the destruction of prop e rtv values.—these are ultimate results of the carrying out of a democracy! such as many read into the message of! the president on the eve of this coun try's participation in the great world! »- a r. j 'We were the nation • that was to bring to Europe a panacea for its ills ! "Self-determination." the "right of peoples to govern themselves." and other high sounding and idealistic conceptions of the rights of nations to, self-government were to be the out- , come of the »*ar. We »*ere told that ! boys fought for these things in-! . : struction of Paris, the saving from hand of the Hun the civilization of Europe. The peace conference at Paris placed its veto upon this sort of "democracy." Emerging from it we find no»' excuses! for the strong governing the weak, fori j great countries protecting small coun-! tries, for the possession of Egypt by Great Britain, for the control of China ! by Japan. There is no sèlf-determina tion when in Paris one form of govern meat takes over another form of gov ernment. It is the strong speaking and ; taking over its burden of protection of ! less able people in the great game of strengthening the weak by the strong. | That is not democracy, nor what Pres ident Wilson meant »'hen he issued his call to arms nor what he meant when - he went to I'aris and announced him stead of in revenge for the Lusitania, for the rape of Belgium and the de j self the founder of a new order of! things in the world. Nor can we change the trend of the world by writing names upon paper ini j Paris. There may be a partition of the world's domain there but it will not stay partitioned, any more than a par ; titioning of the world's wealth would leave all men possessed of the same wealth tomorrow night. Nations* live and strive from within, not from wilh out. The answer to Wilson's "call to democracy" comes back from Russia with Lenine and Trotsky, a precious pair, its champions, and Russia rots. The answer comes in a form of gov ernment in Germany which for the time being at least lays claim to pro t ec t i o n from Wilson's "fourteen points." upon which world democracy. world democracy. The answer comesj from the world at large with a fédéra tion of the world for its object and the enthronement of labor in the seats of government, as if the two were co ordinate. he rested his »... Men and nations are made to govern, The e Q uaIit >* the opportunity- to govern—not an equality earned by arms or revolution but the equality of making oneself capable of government both in the individual and in the na tion. The world has not yet given up the old idea of the governing forces. President Wilson did much to equalize all men and nations regardless of their power to govern, but the powers of| Europe cheerfully repeating his words ! when they needed this country in their; hour of trouble, arise from the peace table with their old ideas unshaken j and the peace terms made in accord ! nnee with them. [ — BIG WOOD RIVER NEWS - Tony Viera and wife moved onto the Edith Silva ranch last week. Mrs. Rex Ballard and four children came in from Mt. Pieleer to spend the! summer months at home. The,mas. all - ; Mrs. A. L. Horn is still quite sick, -. s. H. Ryan and Lester Cox made a business trip to Gooding last » eek. Mr. ç Q x drove home a new Chevrolet Mrs. Chas. Furniss and baby visiting her parents at Holli 1 earl F/anklm is working for Mrs. Cox at present. M S. H. Ryan. Lester Cox, Leonard »•ent fishing Sunday. Mrs. L. A. Dennason is assisting Mrs. Bob Hewitt in cleaning house this week. car. are Mrs. sr Furniss is in very poor healt Little Edna Ryan is suffering a se vere cold this week U- F. Guseke and family Shoshone Tuesday, were in Mr and Mnf R Little Lawrence Rand was quite sick last week. spent Thursday" evening with Mr and j Mrs. Vierd. ___ ROUNDING UP THE ROUND-UP j j - C. R. Adams and D. C. Graybeal. of Twin Falls, »-ere in Shoshone Thurs daj in the interest* of the Twin Falls; Round-l p to be pulled off July 3, 4. ; and 5. These gentlemen art very en thusiastic over the outlook for success. They assure the. Journal that the far-! ! famed Pendleton Round-Up. will be equalled, if not excelied. If you are! looking for some excitement and an allj around good time you » ill evidently make no mistake in going to Twin Falls to spend the three days' jollifica ; tion. ! j ' s we " in Shoshone, having bpen ,n a * ood „ de * 1 ot ' he tlme d ! mns '"*» tenu as County Commis 1 *'°" e . r of old Lincoln County before its Pl'T* 1 ?"' " e ha * hpen such a confirmed. bachelor that the news of his marriage | '*! as b<,t " a surprise and a pleasure to h,s ™ an> * fronds who congratulate the e - 1 Saturday afternoon a great many automobiles passed through Shoshone heavily laden with fishing tackle and camping outfits, as the owners of the cars »'ere hurrying north to Big Wood River, and Other points, to take advan tage of June 1st. the opening day of the fishing season. The results do not seem j to have been very good, as most of the | local fishermen did not have much sue- j cess. Guy Lemmon, of Hagerman. was married in Boise last Monday to Miss I Worcester, a young lady from New 1 York, »-ho has taught the past year in Mr. farmer. BOY SCOUT WEEK The President has issued a proclam- j the/ation setting forth the week beginning, j June 8 th as "Boy Scout" week. He asks that every person put forth extra ex ertion during that week to help tlie boys with theif organization. No one who has watched our boys. the past year or two can doubt the | wonderfully tine influence the Boy j ricout idea has exerted over them and the motto for the coming week, "In vest a Dollar in Boyhood to Build Manhood." is a most appropriate one. 1 Walter H. Copp has been appointed county leader for Lincoln county ana W. H. Murphy is in charge of the locaU work for the Shoshone boys. Every person who desires to do so' may become an "ASSOCIATE' mom her of the organization upon the pay-j ment of one dollar. No objections to| your paying more if you wish, but a minimum charge for, dollar is the membership, See Murphy next week dollar, Add to Boy Scout article —-- THE TWIN FALLS ROUND-UP with your Twin Falls, June «.—If the big prep arations now going on in Twin Fall-s stand for anything, there is going to be fun and everyone who visits the Elks' Round Up and patriotic celebration, to be held here July 3, 4 and 5. Details, great and small, are being looked after and dis assure smooth for enjoyment in plenty posed of in order to ope ratio a for the three days' program. All dav long there will be something interesting and exciting going on and ..a expense is being spared to make the j annual Round-Up a complete sue ' no cess. Five - thousand dollars in cash and prizes, with the championship of the Northwest also at stake, will be the spur attached to various contests at the first annual Twin Falls Round-Up. scintillates Westerner will be seen at Pony racing by cowboys and cowgirls, trick ami fancy roping, steer roping conte ats. "bull dogging" steers. Indian i^ re bnck riding maverick, stage coach and pony express races, wild horse nlce and bucking contests are all m c i u j ed j n the program. It will be the 0 f program that has made Pendle ton and Cheyenne the meccas each year for lovers of the Wild West and -„frantic past, ""separate of the three days' The Round-Up program with sensational competitive features in which the skill and daring of the its best. Round-Up will be baseball, carnivals ... night, dances and athletic "The biggest patriotic street !' p ^ r . )lle ever seen in Idaho." is another event counted among the great attrac big wrestling' scheduled and there may be! The Elks, under whose mis-j the three-day celebration is be certainly laid the foun -1 At least one tions. match is othc rs. pices ing given, have dation for a big time here. ;_—— A HANDKERCHIEF SHOWER Last Wednesday the ladies of the M. E. Aid society expressed their appre ciation of the good work of Mrs. E. G. Merrifield by giving her a handkerchief shower. Mrs. Merrifield has been a very active and useful member of the society for many years and at present is Vice Presiuent. She expects to move in a few days to their new home near The Dalles, and the ladies of the Aid Society took this occasion to say good bye and God bless you. DROUTH AND PESTS DO D\MAGE in J. D. Fortune, of Kimama. was connection Shoshone Wednesday in with the business of the Kimama high way district. He reports that the dry weather. in connection with the rabbit have practically and squirrel pests, destroyed the greater portion of the crops about Kimama. PALACE BARBER SHOP MOVES Babel and Smith, proprietors of the Palace Barber shop, have moved this week to the place on the north side formerly occupied by Will Kefer with confectionery store. The new lo ! ca tion has been neatly and artistically j decorated and renovated until it is one of the most attractive business places jn town. This move gives residents of the North Side of town an opportunity 1 to get a shave while waiting for trains 1 to pass. __..__ u ,ru-a/iV Ft FCTION KIMAMA At the recent election of officers for in Shoshone They are A Ford automobile owned by the Ir-j ! the Kimama highway district. J. J strol |er. R. S. HIU and J. D. Fortune j weïv elected as the board of directors. Mrs. Emmeline Dye and O'Kee fe on Wednesday made final proof on their 320-acre homesteads. lo cated near Kimama. Mrs. Dye is a »-idow about 77 years old. and has re sided on her entry for three years and .improved it, »-hich only goes to show what a person can do who is deter - rnine<J *o make a home, rigation Company and driven by one of its employees, was struck bv No. 5 Saturday afternoon near the Short Line depot as the train was coming in. Tho driver »-as not injured except a slight cut or two from broken glass, but the entire front part of the 'was demolished. H I These gentlemen were ! Wednesday attending to legal Nchni ! calities necessary for tlmm to qualifj for their official positions, considering a new road from Shoshone to Kimama which will follow the rail road and cut off some ten miles dis tance. Wallace car .Shoshone visitor Thursday. Granville Freeman, of Jerome, was a business visitor in Shoshone Thursday. Jim Williams, of the Con Wagon Company, of Gooding, and his wife were Shoshone visitors Thursday, able either for china close; or case, M rs. S. Hubbard, Miss Mabel Edholm. of Gooding was visiting Thursday with her sister, who is a cashier for the Stockgrowers. Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Gooding, Sr.. spent Sunday at Gooding as guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Edholm. George Simons, of Twin Falls, was * FOR SALE,—Oak chin i closet, sult liook Grover Martatt, of Gooding, was transacting business in Shoshone Thursday. W. W. Gwin, manager of the Stock growers Mercantile Company, returned Sunday from a trip to Boise and vicinity. Marti.; Thoraa, one of the prosperous Gooding county farmers, was in Sho shone Wednesday negotiating the sale of a car of oats. Mrs. Opal Dickerson left Thursday morning for Chicago and other eastern points, where she plans a visit extend ing into the autumn. p-a-ve shortly for a visit daughter at Vancouver, B. C. Mr. and Mrs. John Murer, of the Gem State Lumber Company, expect to with their Mrs. Fred W. Gooding returned Thursday from her trip to Asheville, N. C-, where she has been as a state delegate to the National Convention of Women's Clubs. Miss Violet Williams left Wednesday for her home in Boise, She has beei employed for some time at the court house in transcribing the records for Jerome county. •"red Cramblett and W. L McCoy, of Gooding, have been in Shoshone the past few days in the interests of the State Life Insurance Company of Boise The j the lunch, desired. j Wednesday. June 11 th. at the Parish House. All members will help donate and a large attendance is STRAYED OR STOLEN—Bay mare, i weight about 1500. branded 96 left I stifle. Had bell when last seen, j ward for information. J. J. Wonders, ! Gannett. Idaho. It SUMMARY OF WEATHER AND CROP CONDITIONS IN IDAHO FOR -THE WEEK ENDING TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 1919 Boise, Idaho. June 4. 1919. The weather of the past week was generally not favorable for crop ad vancement. The fore part of the week was marked by high temperatures but lack of moisture in many sections ren dered the increase in heat detrimental rather than helpful. The short spell of hot weather was followed by a few days of unseasonable cold. Cold dry ing winds blew during the day and heavy frosts occurred at night. Frost damage, however, was confined almost exclusively to the more tender truck crops, such as potatoes, beans and sugar beats, but alfalfa was also frost ed in spots. So far as is known there was little damage to commercial fruit crops. Stockmen report that weed for age on the sheep range was badly frosted. Light rains occurred in a few scattered localities and were very beneficial, but over the greater portion of the state it continues dry'. The volume of water being used for irriga tion is greater than is usual so early in the season. Wheat, both winter and spring, is generally reported doing well. The crop was helped by rains in some of the eastern counties, but in most districts more rain is needed. Rye. barley and to good condition. i oats are in t: :r j Wheat and rye are heading in some j early fields. j Meadows and pastures are making only slow growth. The first cutting of ^alfalfa is being harvested in the Boise valley. The crop is good and the »-eather favorable for curing. Some fields of alfalfa were damaged in spots by frost. The low range is drying bad ly. but the high range, watered by melting snow, continues in excellent condition, giving ample forage for live stock. which are making satisfactory gains. Shearing is just beginning in Clark county. Fruit that escaped the frosts of early May is growing nicely. The strawberry season is at its height in the Lewiston district, »hile in the Boise-Payette valley it is only beginning. The cherry crop will be light in the Lewiston val ley and there will be few cherries in the Boise valley. In Latah county cherries »ere damaged by the- frost3 of last week. The cover spray for cod dling moth is being put on. The weather was too col-.l for corn and the plants look yellow. Many fields »•ere damaged by frost, of all kinds was frosted. In Twin Fills. Cassia and Bannock counties sugar beets are fair to good: in Bingham county the stands are poor and m.mv are replanting; conditions were very suffering from heat, lack of moisture and frost. Garden truck in Bonfieville county adverse. Utu« CLINTON E. NORQUESr. Meteorologist..