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VOLUME VL AMERICAN FALLS, IDAHO, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1907. NUMBER 4. ANNUAL MEETING 0 CANAL ASSOCIATION Auul Address of Presided Brown Goveming Board and Officers Reelected for Foil Year. /: Deals With the Werk of the As sociation--Interest Question Receives Consideration. The annual meeting of the American >al association was held at Ab enleeii Saturday afternoon. cers elected at the organization of the association, recently, for the full year The attendance was smaller than was ho|ied for, but inter est was keen throughout. President I he offl Kalls C Were n-eiccled Brown's annual mklr«-»», which is pub Iuih.ll 111 full, foreshadows what the association will probably undertake to a< compltsh 1 he governing board will, it is said, enter into ncgatialions with the canal company in the hope of set lling the interest question in a manner satisfactory to all. President Brown's wkires* was as follows Kalla t anal Association, wc must make that which, m after years, will be At this, the 1-adies and tien tie men first animal meeting of tin- American known as precedent, am! the most we can hope is that this precedent maxie shall prove ta-ocflnal. of this association are to be congratu laird on the unexpected advance in the I ) . members « Hing price of real estate caused by the price |>atd for school land* at the recent »ale at Blackfoot, and also on the general course of improvement in the i-atabhshmenl I pwtoffters and "f road», and the organization P»t ». boil* amt ( hurche- throughout thi newly settled region. OOHriXTUifi OF DIT« It It »» a matter of much regret that the month of July. August aid Septem ber. the three most favorable munthi should ha lost in ffistrurtiu twin practical! work which will doubt lev ■ «use quite a little «if th<- - anal svstem to lx- mcom pirte for the beginning of the Ha* irri The wale company* shouk! be the gating sea* am! not the water un ones to suffer pecuniary low. if low then- be, from this cause, for such «1« lay conk! certainly mil be calbd un avoidable. Yet the peopb the company where practn able, in the hing aid constructing Especially in the systematic establishment «»f laterals ami small ditches that mon* loss will occnr from the im proper location am! construction small iliti b«*> aid laterals in the next shouk) aid »labil if the cam lystem It is safe to itrolict °F our« «-. company shall leid their aid m the proper location of the mam laterals. than from any other year or tw uni« »- the wat**r t.STAHLISMVI NT OF I.ATI MAI * The proper istabliahment of lateral* am) small ditches and their prop-r con strurtion is not receiving that system atic attention that a great irrigating system such as this shouki receive, .«ince the Canal and Power company have agre«*l to deliver water to within one-half mile of each legal division «« lflH acres, a natural inference would ta that it should loea'e the place this water would be deliver«!, ami see :l F w here lvanlag«*ms punt ami at a to it that this place shouki Is- at the *.1 7 . right that water ran lie spread "" /early over the entire region »* prac tirahk If left to each individual wat cr user to Ira ate his own laterals, the systematic working of the system must necessarily be interfer«! with and much nowjles« labor rxp»n«l«l. The canal company and waU r uaers should get together on this subject and estate lish some plan by which serious mis take* along this line may be «verted. KOAIlS AND tlKllHiKS. One of the first things to lie con sider«! by this organization is the es tablishment of pjrmanent highways j and their improvement. At the pres ent lime the roads along the -lines of | the ditches are well nigh impassable by j reason of the lack of bridges anil the escape of water from control by the firsl experiment* at irrigation. This emphasizes the nec«-ssity of making the * public improvements of roads of a per manent character, by having them legally recognized as public highways, by having them cleared, graded where necessary, and suitable bridges con structed over all canals, laterals and irrigating ditches. And especially by the establishment and enforcement of regulations to prevent t^ flooding of wiMUt nrr* 1 * by waste water from our -Uàtton. The making of roads XhfeJto a msttor of pride to the citi zen» of any country and especially so in a locality where the making of good roads is comparatively ea»y. TU a H1UH LANDS. Another and a very general question I« the payment on water rights on lands lying too high to be irrigated from the canal from which water was _ _ ditches ami in some instances these expec tod to be derived. There are many knolls that are just a little too high to he watered from the irrigating high places are so Urge as to be a very great per cent of the entire farm. In a few instances the amount of land lying low enough Vi be irrigate! is so small as to make the entire farm worth-«! h-sa as a family home by the entry u f these a nd the the water rights corrected to correspond to the amount of land actually available man. Some general rules for the speedy and judicial adjustment < ases should be agreed upon by it was taken the canal company and this association, discrepancies figured out and fur irrigation. PAVMtvr OK I*R1N<IPAI. AND INTKKLHT. The proper construction of the article of agreement in regard to the payment of the deferred payments for the water rights is a subject on w hich the (.'anal 4 ifl.wrr company and the members of this association is the most liable to disagreement The officer* of this as sociation should, ami doubtless will, take this matter up with the officers of the canal company and if puasible ar nve at an amicable agreement tx-aring u|**n the various phases of the queslion. This association should make itself this subject, so, that, if it shouk! be f familiar with all the various details little cimie nn <-iaary to make a test case- in the court- the various jdiascs of the «Hire question may be outlined and |»afared upon and thus make litigation That interest a* pNUOble should lw paid for the that was undelivered or even that thi Use of water pnneipal shouk! be paid before the de livery of w ater docs not app-ar a* clear aa the rays of the rising sun. I A-t Us ever, that this entire subject fettled amicably, out of the speidiiy ma possible that hope, ho may I« courts, ami mu. I. r.ay k must be pad to secure his title and rably meet his obliga It woukl seem that the extensions of tim« honestly and ho ti«»n same should be made to the entry-men that have lien made the to company to complete its canal. tllSTRlRtTlOS OF OOVKHNtM; HoARP. hkrw distnbut«*! ater lua-n are over a regem forty miles in latitiMle it is a«lvi*abie that th<- govetrng board be tac distnbuteii entire length of the canal a tHissible. This was acted on in U throughout the much as tem p.rary organization of the association. Rn ,j n ««w that the membon» «if thi gov erning l*wrd are to !>e sel«v't<il fur a full year ami will have to meet the qiiestixin* of the hour that have arisen an( ) will »till aria«« it is doubly necessary that this board lie so «listrilmt«*! that some one of its members shall be ac cessible to all. Th«- memtiera of the a»*«tciati«in will all claims in ts ar in miml to present writing to the member f the govern ing !- »«ni nearest or most convenient that it can be present«! and roimul their regular « r«l by the Isianl at monthly meeting. A verbal complaint •ith to your member will not place the mat ter in a very clear shap- for the con sideration of a body not familiar M || the details and conditions. range will result in the damaging of our HKHDINr» DIHTRK'T Hitic«» the running f stock on the canal hanks and laterals, the destnir tion of our crop and the annoyance of' the settlers in various wavs it would Beem advisable to have this region set H part as a hording district and steps tnkpn to hsve this i wforo thp openinK ,,f tk e npxt cro p RPn son. That this would la» a great disadvantage to some j„ apparent hut the benefits are 80 1 Kr rat that, in comparison, the dis advantages sink into insignificance. Hy unit«! effort, this ought to be fected easily anil this source of - CONCl.rsniN. Di conclusion let me admonish all to attend your anual meetings, cultivate the acquaintance of your neighbors, cultivate that generosity for the ignor *nce of your neighbour that will enligh ten him without giving offence, and aid * n the transaction of the busin«»ss of annoy ance abat«!. this association so that it will reflect cr«lit to the inteligence and dignity of so vasi an aggregation of freeholders, and aid the governing board in the ad justment of those and other questions that will come before them in the com ing years. And lastly let us urge that every tryman holding shares of water rights should join this association and aid i accomplishing its mission and thus slat us in securing the ends sought by helping bear the expenses, by your mpral influence, and by your counsel. en in as Heroic Efforts Mode to Save Doomed MAN LOSES LIFE IN CITY JAIL FIRE Fire Originated Inside the Jail From Causes Unknown. Man as Soon as Fire Was Discov ered--Death Probably Came Before Sound of Alarm. It or He simply said his name was T Stoll, and that he was a wanderer. 1 he most horrible thing that ever happened in American Kalis was the burning to death of mu intoxicated stranger in the village jail Wednesday night. Where h^evame from or who may be left to wonder where he is hat his fate was. is not known. H. But he is dead, probably by his own act, in attempting to bum the jail in the delirious belief that he could escape, When the burning structure was [Kill ed from over him he lav on the bed, his features blackened and distorted by the fierce heat, his legs burned off, his ha mis over his head as if holding the cover in a futile effort to protect him «'If from suffocation. Stones of carelessnes in •arching him were current, but the Press made careful inquiry am! believes them to have I wen unfounded, body waa recovered, they having been matches in his coat picket when the But he hud Tbese may by someone now afraid 1° sp*ak, or hi* may have secreted them protected by heavy covers. have been passed to him through a broken wind, before the lights were turned on and ■ fit » #■ » fi feiISfc site I*.,, 'kfci j Seh'-il Children g re« tine Mi-- Chamberlain. Stale Su| rec«*nt visit to American Falls. Headed by a band thev met her at the train and escort til her to the Hotel Remington, where they lined the edg walk, Mis» Chamberlain pnx-ceding between th ChamlH-rlain greatly appréciai«*! the reception. tendent, on her a -f the th< hotel. Miss nto in It is evident, hoi the search lx* - ever, that the usual precautions were taken to aee that he piss« -s«*! nothing with which he could injure himself or in. others. Thosi- at the fin- worked like demons, imagined they could hear frantic a P!' , ' 1, l>' For help, and spurred on by this imagination, superhuman efforts wer«- put forth. But reason opposes the idea that he was alive when the F'fic "as discover«*!, or that his death was a horribly painful one He proba bly Ixs'iimo stup-fi«*! by inhaling smoke and pass«l painlessly to his Maker king before the flames began to devour his !M> >iy T. H. Stoll, a stranger fintxl in the village jail Wednesday, was erematod by a fire presumably start«! l '>' hinu»self. Little is known of the un fortunate man. He came here about the f ' r ® 1 of th <! month from Odgen, and worked for a week <in the Dry Farm, Tuesday he draw his money and evenmg he Warne ,ntox ' M am1 m "*> and Marsha! Bar ho was cun «aim» ef-_ ( m, - * l aa. *»i RmMmcu ef Mr. aud Chartas ABe*. ♦ nard arrested him an<l placed him in jail. Stoll was inclined to be unruly and Marshal Barnard required asaistance in making the arrest. When »afely in jail Stoll said to the marshai: ''You can't search me, but this man (T. C. S 1 ' , Xu"Ä' h rn^ knife and a handfulof matches, search ing. as he thought, all his pockets. After the body was rescued, however, a handful of matches were found in one of Stoll's Coat pockets. The arrest was made about eight o'clock, after Stoll had liecume involve«! in an altercation and been slightly in- jured. About lOâOCharles Hartly, who a pail of -ater. He saw a iight in the jail that Haiti- lives near the jail, went after a^uieared to be caused by a fire. ly Lc-tUng a couple of pails of water he aAroached tile jail and saw flames cr«|-ping from the inside, under the door, He dashed the water agHnist the bottom of the door and sounded an alarm. With- in a few minutes about fifty people had gathered, but the flames w ere then bursting through the windows and show ing at other places, and the unfortunate inmate had probably been dead for some time. A wire cable w as fastened to the building which was turned over, disclos ing Stoll lying on the jail bed. with the covers drawn over his face, iegs were burned aw ay but his body be His ing protected by the covering was only scorched. The efforts of those first to arrive was to break the door in and re lease Stoll, coukl enter, It require*! several minutes When the door finally gave away flames burst forth so that to do this. no one A coroner's jury was im panreled about 10 o'clock and an inquest Als»ut 2 it was adjourned until s. aid every fact bearing up>n the fire inquired into. The jail was a small build on tailing two rooms, constructed began ing. reception. of two by four lumber spiked together, It contain nothing, ashi«' fron the In*! ding, with which a fire could have been start«*!. The supposition i- that Stoll starte«! the fire in a;-, attempt to burn Following is the verdict of thi» corn himself out. ner's jury, We. the jury im ink*! t ■ investigate F. H. the cause of the death Stoll, whose remains were found in the American Falls village jail on the night of one of October 9, 1307. after the said jail had keen burned and during the progress of said fire, find as follows That the said Stoll came to his death by fire started on the inatdevi of said jail from c auses unknown. Charles Johnson. Geo. W. Strong. J. F. Gish. Wm. Houdyshell. B. Thos. Morri.». Edwin Lorin Barringer. Hon. D. L. Evans, of Malad, "Power City'' visitor yesterday. was a Will Run From American Falk fn L 1 flf k #n Information Comes From Trustworthy ELECTRIC RAILWAY TO COME NEXT YEAR Source That the Work of Building Road as Far as Aberdeen it to Begin Next Spring. Within a year Aberdeen people- may be coming uf American Kails in electric cars. Krom a reliable source the Press learns that work on an electric railroad to connect American Falls with Aberdeen will be begun next spring. ab * e ^ build and equip the line without h nant '* a ' a *d from any source, and to do jt _*peediljr. Power to operate the line wlb come From the magnificent falls here. While information at hand affords no confirmation for the supposition, the , line will undoubtedly extend through out the irrigated tract under the The men behind the undertaking are American Falls Canal, terminating, probably, at Blackfoot or Idaho Kails. Settlement on the Carey tract under the American Falls Canal will be at an unprecedented rate next year, greater, in fact, than in all the years since the canal has been building. With settle ment will come a demand for better and more rapid means of transporta tion. and an electric road would pay from the first day of its operation, Land values wilt be greatly stimulated and every entry-man will be benefited, The news that the line is to be built is , the best the Press has yet been able to give its readers. If permission to do so car. be obtained, and more complete de to 1 '.- • cured, tvadev-i c,f this paper will U given the Iw refit of them in a short In any event, the Press is sanguine | that an electric road extending from American Falls to or beyond Aberdeen will be in operation before cold weath er next year interferes with its con time. ftruction. Opportunity. Here in southeastern Idaho we hear every day of men who are making e.«m fortable fortunes through the sale of wo.derful how they land, aid it started, how they acquired the prop erty the sale of which t«> eager buyers i - now places them on Easy street. It was by grasping opportunities that a if presented to every man aid woman It was by taking hold in the state. and hanging on. through obstacles, perverse circumstances, discourage ment. They perhaps did not realize when they filed on their Carey act land or took up a homestead, how valuable the land would some day be. We of a later day have the benefit of their ex . and know that in no instance |ievience has the price of land depreciated,' but on the other hand in every case has in alwavs creased often marvelously, considerably. The moral is obvious: Get hold «if a it makes no difference piece of land. whether it is sagebrush land or an im proved farm: it will increase in value. Twin Falls settlers two years ago filed on land under the big canal down there and paid S2.50 per acre. Later thev sold out at the rate of «100 per acre. That is making money faster than Vr k "'f , I- , , Get land, t ou mav nee«! it for a , , v- ' , , home some day. Y ou may die and leave it to your widow or children. It is better than an insurance pilicy. Get land. Pocatello Tribune. Preliminary Surrey Approved. The preliminary survey for the high line canal has been approved by Mana ger F. A. Sweet, of the American Falls Canal & Power company, as far as Cedar hollow, south of the railroad tract. This leaves but a mile or two L> be passed upon, work on the canal is progressing nicely, and it is said, on goo«! authority, that the remainder of the construction work will Ih award«! to some large construction company as soon as specifications for the bidding can be prepare«!. . Work on the 3fix50 addition to the mill is progressing nicely-. It is of'«if stone, and will be one story and full : basement and will greatly increase the ! storage capacity of the mill. There is ; little danger that it will be used for j storing flour because the mill has never \ been able to keep up with its orders. signed for the lifting of water for irri gation. It consists of a frame carry Far "'heels on each side, geared to an endless belt of buckets, operating on a square shaft. The paddles of the fan wheels are concave, affording the greatest possible resistance to the cur rent of the water. On the model shown in Mr. Dougherty's yard there are twenty buckets. Two are sub merged always at the same time and two at the top are always in the posi tion of dumping, so that really the wheel is required to raise but seven loaded buckets at one time. NEW WATER WHEEL Designed to Raise Water far Irrigat ing Purposes. W. G. Dougherty. ho until two weeks ago was employed on the Hotel Remington, has secured letters of pat ent on a new water wheel which is de Mr. Dougherty estimates that he construct a larger wheel for about (.«00, which will have a capacity in a current running two miles an hour to lift can The device is compact and very simple, the valuable and patentable parts be mg the concave blades of the wheels, the hinged boxes forming an endless belt, and a device whereby the fan wheels may be raised or lowered with out disturbing the position of the frame.— Pocatello Tribune, on> thousand gallons of water every minute. main Good Aberdeen Oats. deen, is entitled to a front seat the farmers of the tract. Henry Blair, who lives near Aber among During the growing season he put in the days in working the farm and the nights herding the cattle off his fields. Not withstanding his almost sleepless vigi lance his oats fattened a good cattle for the market, about 100 acres. Cattle damaged them materially, and water for them could not be secured until they were about ready for the harvest. Yet he thresh ed 2007 bushels. U nder the stances the yield is good one. G. W. Thayer and Abram Shaw of Alwrdeen. threshed their oats the "Sre? From less than 80 in many He had in oats circum an exceptionally of the week. the.v secured 2.282 measure, which are several pounds over-weight. F'rank Enns, who did the threshing, stated that he better oats. acres bushels, „machine never saw As an evidence of their quality it is said that the machine turned out eight bushels per minute. A Successful Sagebrush Rake. H. T. Hinrichs and E. Nash, of Aber < * ei ' n are engaged in clearing sage Finish from the Carey* land, recently had a rake built which is proving a greater success than anything that has been used in this part of the country. Fhe rake has high wheels, teeth of inch ;ini1 a quarter steel, with a drop-axle. which enabl «» the teeth to be set well into the ground without having a h'ngth .that makes them springy or yielding. The strength of the teeth is such tbat * l uproots any brush which ma J" have been left uncut, and leaves ,ho land absolutely free of brush. The ra *'«' was built, according to their direction*, by J. S. Abercrombie. The gentlemen have just finished clearing ' a ' r «'s for Messrs. Riter and Hough Fon. of Salt I.ake. on which the brush was seven feet high. Cooney's Dry Land Wheat. Cooney, of Aberdeen, has He had quite a as put in a fair A. C. thresh«! his wheat. large field, some of which very late, and did not have <'hance. yet the yield, machine measure, was fifteen bushels P er " cre - of sur«i bushel, and Mr. Bennion , , better wheat has never the wheat brought to the mill here weigh«!, making fit pourais to the m«»a was says come into the mill. The crop had no rainfall. cater except Another Small Orchard. T. K. Fitzgerald was here Thursday for the purpose of starting improve ments on his Carey land about a mile from town. Mr. Fitzgerald has about six acres of hillside which he contem plates planting to winter apples. About fortv acres will be sown to rye. About twenty-five acres of his land Mr. Fitzgerald believes is adapted to growing cantaloupes, and he will prob ably experiment with them next season. To Sturt the fewer City. Samuel Murdock, an expert electri cal and steam engineer, has been w'' gaged to place and connect the engine ttke "Power City," Frank Elliott's Mr. Murdock is connected with boat, the Lake View dredging company, which has been operating a dredge about twenty miles down the river. He will operate the etgine on the trial run of the boat.