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American Falls Press
VOLUME VI.
AMERICAN FALLS, IDAHO, SATURDAY, SETTEMBER 28, 1M7.
NUMBER 2.
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OPENING DAY
GREAT SUCCESS
Downpour of Ram Did Not
Keep Investors Away.
Lai Sabs Highly Sathfactory-Sacro
»ary af Stala l«aides Bays Lat at
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The weather man gave another dem
orutration of the *urpe»»ing excellence
That it was the opening
Ascii**-- Social Features
Very Enjoyable.
of this section as a dry farming renter
x Thursday.
day for the Hotel Remington am! good
weather was greatly desired, made no,
difference to the weather bureau. Rain
began to fall Wednesday night about
» o'clock, and continued without inter
mission, almost, until nearly noon
Thursday. 1-arge number« of people
from Idaho Falls, Blarkfoot, Pocatello
and other points who had intended com
ing were deterred by the weather. As
a result the attendance was much smal
1er than it would have been. However,
when it came to taking earv of guosta
at night the attendance seemed large
enough.
that many left on train's for the east
and west, every bed in town wss
rupied. and more could have been used.
The Hotel Remington cared for about
100, Urn Oliver and Cottage were filled,
and private house* thrown open to
stranger»
The «ale» of town lots were eery
satisfactory, amounting to near 11.'>.000
Hon. Robert Lansdon, secretary of
state, bought the auctioned lot for
8475. The lot it located <*n the comer
of Fourth and Popular, in the first
Notwithstanding the fact
or
block south of the Hotel Remington
G. H. Oh
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Fred n tnooding of Shoshone, J. W.
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Webster of Resburg, Mr* Antoinette
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Tbylor of Watertown, !» am! Mr,
«MÉU.. bpe-kmao of Dut*. « are
a g il. œ making t.,i ■■ r V' "
mei.i . ii in o e t usine**
* |ri'|*rti irig* wi I
w » ni> •> t < pur< h»*< Lad th<
f • casant th« «aie* would un
«I .»* > '*■' 11 n.u i. larger 1 ht
, f ' <r wr ' *ti».sct ry,
and inve»tmcnt* bv *dch lacoiale is an
•tn nt f eal aw ' '
i*lcad. of the Oregon Khort
Line, wa* imr of the balder*, »topping
at |45o
At .lo.ckxk addre**<'i> acre delivered
by Major Frei K. Kecd H«r. Jamc. H
Brady, and Mi<m h Belle ('hamlwrlam,
»tat» »u|wnn temlent of publu Uwtrur
tem Msyor Reed called attention to
the improvement* that had been m»d<.
stating that every promise made to in
vestor*. with one exception, had bes
kept. The one not fulfilled wa* the
rrm«ival of the at>s-kyartl* a mile out of
town G. II. Olmutead. of the Oregon
Short Line, who was pr«-«ent, said that
the stockyard* would be mov«-d a* w>r
a« it waa possible to do ao. Mayor Re*-d
cloae<i by pointing out the resource*
whieh are tributary to American Fall*,
which are great enough to build a city,
and are aueh as few town* have.
Mr. Brady said he did not think the
major hail picture! the rwKwrces of this
place in « bright colon, a* they dc-,
served. When the 75.000 acres of irri
of p«opt<F have built Horn«** »nd made
Um Und productive, American Fall*]
will take it* place among the leading
towoa of the Snake river valley. Hun
drada of familiea are already on the
Und. many of them in advance of the
water, showing their faith in what
country will be. The Snake river val
ley. from the Y cl low, tone to Twin Falla,
will noon be ono viit expRiwe of land
under intensive cultlvaUon. and Ameri
can Falla, the Spokane of Idaho, will be
in the canter of thU great wealth pro
during 'tract.
"Major Reed," he said, "forgot to
mention your waterworka system, which
U aa good aa that of Pocatello or Boiae,
aomathinar I have never aaan before in
this eU*. You have all the
convenience» of a city here—electricity
for power, lighting and boating or cook
ing, téléphona*, railroad, waterworka,
and aa magnificent a hotel 00 any town
can boaat of. I own oovoral hundred
lota hero, but nano of thorn aro for sale.
1 believe In American Falla. ' It ia a
natural location for à city, and has an
array of raoourcoo that cannot tmlp
making U a city.
"I want te aay a «vont tar Mr. Phit
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a town

brick, tha man to whom you owe mon
for this development that is taking
place than anyone akM. Ha cam* hen
in the early days, and by Industry and
tha Marcha of good jndgmon
É wealthy. He did not take h
kfcjgdgeeaat to live, as many have, but
money
U spending it fur the development of j
American Fall» and the benefit of all j
who live her«. A year ago he came to !
me and wanted 100 pole» and free light»
for a year. I had the power, and thought !
I might a» well give it to him, aa I _
could move the pole« and u*e them
elsewhere if they were not needed here.
But they will not have to be moved.
He now needs more poles and wire«, I
feel that jve can not do too much honor
for him. who ha»done bo much for u*."
Mis* S. Belle Chamberlain,
state
superintendent of public instruction,
was introduced by Major Heed, and
complimented American Falls upon her
school*. As a compliment to Mis*
Chamberlain the school children met
her at the train, and gave her a hearty
welcome. Miss Chamberlain was high
<>' pleased by this mark of appreciation,
snd »poke feelingly of the thought
fulness of those who did her such an
honor. She said she hoped American
Falls a-ould adopt the centralized school
system, bringing the children to school
in conveyances for a distance of at
least four mile.. In a few years, she
»aid, they could come tu school in elec
trie cars, and enjoy the benefits which
city children have,
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ENJOYABLE SOCIAL FEATURES.
AüflWII by f«fTM—a French and
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No more enjoyable social event was
ever held in American Falls than that
of the ojiening of the Hotel Remington
Thursday night Preceding the ball
clever acidmsse» were made by Con
grwaman Burton L. French and Mayor
Fred R. K«d Mr. French is a charm
ing entertainer, and hold the close at
tention of all. His reference» to the
congressional aspiration» of himself
and Mayor Reed was full of humor and
he was heartily applauded upon conclu
ding.
Mayor Reed'» closing talk. u|wmi the
trials that besot a promotor. » ■> full of
thought, and at its close be was ruund
b cheated.
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While the addresso« were being made
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the dining room was cleared and at
lhr(( ,^ UiMl , r , 10
^ the d.nlrg room and the lobby,
Musk waa furr.i*hed by the hag le Or
ehwstra uf IWatelk#. The ro were
*.i muidvd that dancing vu difficult,
^f- „ vrr fl l)W dam e « s* hekl at the*
oyaera house, which «aau crowded as
(h, H' (cl Lunch Wa* -i -ved at mid
n, g h Ï , after which dancing was re*um
, ,
*" »ml eonUnucd until near morning
The «-vent was most enjoyable in every
wav
Cuil A*mcuÜm Meeting.
nnual mooting of the
American Fall* Canal sswHistion
will be hekl next .Saturday, Octo
b*r at the Tabemacle, Aberdeen,
at 2 |i m. Matters of interest to
owner* of water right* will lie
di»cu»*ed. A large attendance
is desired.
The
G. W. Thayer and Abram Shaw, of
Aberdeen, *inre the first of March have
Good Wurk af Aberdeen Farmers.
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cleared ninety ncres. put e.ghty-fivc of
'< ,nt " 1> * U ' frn ™ wh,rh thp >' harvested
4,000 bushels. Neither of them had any
! experience in irrigation, ami their sue
* c<v "t^pliah here. Th«y
■'»me from Michigan, and went on the
, ••ml March 1. The only improvement j
! »»* ■ well They built a house and barn
j «"d then began clearing, using a tooth
| grubber They began vowing their oata ;
the;«»»«» the middle of May. and finished
J «»ter the first of J une. The first water
I for irrigation » a* about the middle of j
i July. •
i Î" addition to clearing and planting, j
t*»y had trriy tlon ditehe* to construct, j
Taking Into consideration the fact that ]
the land wa* naw, that It waa not put in
firatclaa* ahape, that water for irrigation
waa not available until the crop was
nearly matured, the yield of 47 buahela
P« r sere la* good one. The gentlemen
farmed F. A. Sweet'a place, half a mile
eouth of Aberdeen, and in addition to
their oat* raised an arr* of good potato«*
and a good gorden. They «rill have at
•*•** 309 acre* in crop next vear.
WanhoMo for tha MiD.
The American Falla Milling company
iv building a warehouse adjoining the
mill, which «rill be used for storing
sacked wheat, bran, etc. It «rill be one
story with tall b aa imo nt. gX «rill hove
a large capacity. W«k «ft* bagunon
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the onavatton y
A. A Baker, of Ran»
bin teokiog after hh Carey land tha
not af th* weak. Hs left tar hodta
Thnraday. ^
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. September 21. 1907.
Dear Mil Rluncer: *
Much to my regret I am compelled to absent myself from your
"grand opening." From present indications 1 will be in Illinois
that date but with-you in sympathy and spirit.
I am sure that you wilt have the great success that you deserve.
American Fells is the only city whose future 1 have ever been san
' guine enough to prophecy, and if, for any reason you should fail to
make good my ruin would be complete. But you will make good.
I am sure of it.
1 am greatful for your generous invitation to make a speech. Wish
I could be there to do it. With sincere "égards 1 am.
Faithfully yours.
Avery C. Moore.
on
G. S. E LUNGER. American Falls. Idaho.
RICH GOLDEN SANDS
The largest and riche,t natural slukc
ho« sr «h-, world, apd porimpv M,
greatest deposit of gukl on earth. is to
he found in the conibined gold of the
black sand concc'^atos of the Snake
river, Idaho. ffchr writer hav ing ob
tamed the**- black sand concentrates
from the bars of the river at varying
depths of from one to two feet Inflow
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the grnvei to 10 to 12 feet below the
surface at different point* in the river
for a distance of 24<i miles; having
[rvated hundreds of samples of these
concentrates in the last three* years and
OF SNARE RIVER.
Greatest Natural Slakekox tke Work!
Has Ever Kaowa
obtained their gold values.
vill eodevor
to give the publie, in this article,
authentic Statement of the results of
hi» labor in tin* particular deposit of
gold-bearing concentrate* in the black
The free or metallic gold that is
found on the gravel bars in the river is
of a light, flakey nature, that is wash
ed up on the bars together with the
finer portions of the black »amis, and
will perhaps have an average value of
10 rents per cubic yard of the gravel.
The effort* of all the dredging
sand* of the Snake river.
com
panics o|>erating on this river in the
past wss to obtain this surface gold,
and their dredges were so constructed
that ,t would enable them to skim the
surface of the bars to the depth of a
(«.to« .«i a* «aut.
owirur to the fact that the flakey gold
waa lighter than the black sand concen
j träte», and would wash off from Their
burlap sluice* and leave the black sand.
so that they were enabled to get but a
; „mall |iercentage of the value*; after
separating their free gold by amal
gamation they would throw their black
j sand back into the river.
• In treating thew sands taken from a
j depth of one or two feet below the
j gravel in the river, I found the gold
] values to run from $400 to $700 a ton.
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Mountamhnnw earned go«
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>1.048.80 a ton.
tendent of a suction dredge at Great
Bend was induced to go down to a
depth of from 10 to 12 feet below the
gravel, and 40 pounds of concentrates
obtained by me gave a gold value of
88.270 a tom
om '-pound sample of this batch giving
me 96 grains of gold. I also found
This includes both the free and
bined gold At Glenn's Ferry, where
I was enabled to get the concentrates
at a depth of three feet, I found the
values to be $1,390 a ton in gold, and
the urface sands obtained from the
com
In these concentrates there was but
very little, if any, free gold, the black
cuIr-s of sand at this depth being al
most as large as pin heads; the first
that the magnetic sands being of a
lighter specific gravity (and they are
not gold-bearing) wash up on the bars
ith the light, flaky, gold; these sands
carry a much larger percentage of
magnetite than are found in the sands
* greater depth, so that it will be
secn difficulty one would have to
of the sands from a surface
standpoint.
contend with t
give an absolute an
The precentage of the black sand
concentrates that can 1 h> obtained from
the sands and gravel on the surface of
the bars at the depth of one or two
feet below I have estimated carefully,
it runs from three-fourths of one per
cent to one and one-half per cent: but
«.pa u,.
thereafter is enormous. It was not
possible for me to obtain the pereen
tage of the concentrates at Great South
Bend'at the depth mentioned above-10
to 12 feet. The su|>ermtcndcrt of this
dredge declared that it would ■ -n fully
2u per cent. At this depth they *eem
to have reached a bUck sand stratum,
j I am tally convinced that 4 or 5 per
cent of the concentrates can be obtain
ed at the above mentioned depth,
What th* precentage of values will be
! at a depth of SO or 30 feet can only be
I conjectured. No sand that I am aware
1 of has been obtained at a greater depth.
In the analyaia of the black sand
concentrates or cubes I find 29 per cent
of titanium. This was obtained by me
as a crystal, and perhaps from 10 to 12
per cent of other oxygen salts and not
: to exceed 20 per cent of iron. I men
tion this merely to show the absolute
infusibility of this compound. In
metallurgy we have the tellurides,
selenides. sulphides and pyritic com
pounds of gold, but there is no metal
lurgical authority that mentions a . si!
ica gold titanite; and as I am the in
ventor and patentee of the freeing of
gold in its metallic state from its bin
ery compounds. I claim the honor of
being the discoverer of this unclassi
fied mineral or compound s silica gold
titanite —and for the present, at least,
this is the only known method of ex
truding the full gold values from these
i concentrates.
The estimated cost per yard of ob
' taining these concentrates by the use
of a suction dredge or sand pump is
! from $2.50 to 83.
A 10-inch suction
pump has a capacity of 3,000 yards in
24 hours. One per cent of this would
give 30 yards of concentrates per day
that would have a gold value of at
least 8800 per yard, or 824,000 per day;
but if 4 per cent can be obtained at a
depth of from 10 to 12 feet, and if the
gold values of these concentrates run
88.270 per ton, is there any industry
on earth that will equal the money
making possibilities of obtaining the
t black sand concentrates from the great
est natural sluice box in the world?
And these conditions prevail for a dis
tance of at least 600 miles. The sand
pump is all that is required; the whole
proposition is one of depth and concen
tration. —George W. McGhee in Ores
and Metals.
M«W Wies Priât far Prawn.
Max Mafield, one of the largest
wholesale fruit men in the northwest,
is home from Sacramento bringing with
him the giant $250 silver cup offered by
the Earl Fruit company for the best
meritorious exhibit of irrigated green
prunes and plums at the Na
; ^ lotion qongre*». j
M r . Mayfield's' exhibit, whifh out
classed all others, consisted of four
crates of Italian prunes, two of Wash
ington plums, one of Friend prunes,
four of Golden Drop plums, one of
Hungarian prunes, one of Columbia
prunes and one of Union Purple plums.
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Capital News.
Water Ready far Settlers.
The American Falls Power A
Canal company advertises that
water is ready for delivery on the
following land:
North half southeast
a
quarter.
and east half southwest quarter,
section 10;
to
north «'est quarter
southwest quarter, section 11;
southwest quarter section 21 ; east
half northeast quartir sections,
all in township 6 south, range 31
east.
of Bouutifal Craps at Roswell.
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following crop item whieh is a fresh re
mitZT/ Z fe^ifitv of llZ Zl
un< w «rood management W
*S'irlrs£rs JrJz:
61 pounds to the bushel were irrown on
14 3-» acres sown on March8th Aside
from this considerable
hoes ^ forwre
o, u he tmk off 359 1-2 bunheb of need
42 noun* to the bushel machine
i ^ That ia nrofitable farming »I
though bv no mean« a rrmarkaht.
yieW in ^aho. -Gem State Rural,
was left for the
From 5 acres of
meas
Ça**. Aft»-RR_
amt umctn nut.
Secretary of State and Mrs. Lans
don, State Treas u rer and Mrs. Hast
ings, Mias S. Belle Chamberlain, super
intendent of public instruction, and
Mias E. Louise Johnson, state librarian,
attended the opening. Governor Good
ing «ras detained by an îte portant busi
ness engagement.
Raanty Cateaot a Tie.
The American Falla P roa , prints pk
taros of Cotonol J. H. Brady, ch.iirman
of the Idaho Republican State cotw
mittea, and of WiOtem Jennings Bryan
aida by aUa. If it ia a baautr contest.
MV«L
- wa _ .a ate - a -a
H fw Iwlm
emit ttpoK
wttto
Irrigatioa Gives Small Farmer a Ckaace
When J. W. Bryan left Twin Fails a
week ago he was prevailed upon to de
liver an address. His observations re
lating to the advantages of irrigation,
given below, show him to be a close ob
• terver:
BRYAN ON BENEFITS
OF IRRIGATION
Interesting Address Delivered
at Twin Falk.
He Has Nowher e Eke— Amaxiag
C Image That Hu Been Made
ia Part Three Yean.
"I drove across the desert from Sbo
: »kotle to Blue Lakes 10
summer.
years ago this
We were so impressed with
the beauty of Blue Lakes and with the
hospitality of Mr. and Mrs. Petrine
that we have planned time and again to
return. But I have led such a busy
life that our visit was deferred. This
year having but a few days for rast,
we decided to spend the time at Blue
Lakes and you can better imagine ray
surprise than I can express it in worth
to find this desert land converted into a
garden. No one who has not visited ir
j rigated regions can understand the
: transformation that water makes in
the appearance of a desert. But even
those accustomed to the miracle that
has been wrought by the irrigation
canals is hardly prepared for the change
that bas taken place within three years
in the land about Twin Falls.
"I am a believer in irrigation. It
' gives the small farmer a chance which
he gets nowhere else and the fact that
more people can be supported upon a
square mile by irrigation than by nat
urai rainfall, gives to the irrigated
country advantages in the way of
schools and social gatherings that do
; not come to sparsely sc"ied commo
nities. When storage systems hsve
been added to river irrigation these
; mountain sUfle? will W
noted for agriculture thaï
been for mining.
"I have been interested, too. to note
the character of the population which
is drawn to the irrigated sections.
They are intelliger • energetic and law
abiding people and they transplant at
the advanced
ave n. mor%
they have
once in the new ecu:
civilization of the sections from which
they come.
"1 am informed that out of over
2000 fanners in Twin Falls county, all
three made out their <
sessment blanks intelligently,
shows that they are an educated peo
ple and that your citizenship is high
class. "
but
>wr as
This
Sees Bright Future for Aueritu FaBs
J. C. Werter, president of the Wee
ter Lumber company, and Mrs. Wee
ter. were here Thursday. "When Mr.
Brady and 1 went through American
Falls about a year ago." said Mr. Wer
ter, "Mr. Brady said to me: Wee ter,
; in less than ten years there will be
i , tow _ p (K . J . t „ ! |„ no _. u .
, K Tl . l a
I hardlv bel'iev e 'vv^ tha* t'mnrui
i EL !
^ lar F«,*® soon - but 1
Icy. You have all the resources, and
are building rapidly . "
OMAHA LIVESTOCK MARKET.
[SPECIAL CORRESPONDENCE.]
ReceipU of cattle teat «reek were
liberal throughout. Th* trade con
tinued in very good ahape. however. \
and prices on no kind of stock ware \
over 15c to 20c «nth a good many of
the desirable heavy dehorned steers
dose to steady. The week starts out
with 7800 cattle. The marekt ia strong
and active and tally steady tu a little
higher than last week's close. Good to
choie* dehorned heavy steers are sel
ling at 85 and on up; fair to good 84.60
to 84.75; good to choice medium kinds
of fseder* $4 to 85; fair to good 84 to
$4.65; good to choice light steers 83 to
$4; fair to good $3.60 to 83.85.
Th* cheap trad* was wall supplied all
teat weak. Fee der buyer* kept prices
up strong, although packen broke
mutton awas aad wathara 10c to 15c.
Tha run today. 48,800 aheap, ia tea,
hi tha history af tha
Pri oaa ara ganaraliy 10c Ike
Qaai htthM^ltehha an aaRhv
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