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American Falls Press
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 ) .
« 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
road», and the organization
». boil* amt ( hurche- throughout thi
newly settled region.
It »» a matter of much regret that
the month of July. August aid Septem
ber. the three most favorable munthi
lost in
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
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
if the cam
It is safe to itrolict
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
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
w here
lvanlag«*ms punt ami at a
to it that this place shouki Is- at the
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.
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.
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.
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
familiar with all the various details
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
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
should be made to
the entry-men that have lien made
company to complete its canal.
ater lua-n
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
p.rary organization of the association.
Rn ,j n ««w that the membon» «if thi
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
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
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
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
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.
Heroic Efforts Mode to Save Doomed
Fire Originated Inside the Jail
From Causes Unknown.
Man as Soon as Fire Was Discov
ered--Death Probably Came
Before Sound of Alarm.
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.
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
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

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
-f the
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
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
l aa.
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
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
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
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
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
Source That the Work of Building
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
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
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
has the price of land depreciated,' but
on the other hand in every case has in
creased often marvelously,
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.
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
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,
thousand gallons of water every minute.
Good Aberdeen Oats.
deen, is entitled to a front seat
the farmers of the tract.
Henry Blair, who lives near Aber
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
He had in oats
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.
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
come into the
mill. The crop had no
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
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.

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