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VOLUME VI. AMERICAN FALLS, IDAHO, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1907. NUMBER 1M TWO LIVES LOST IN LOCAL WRECK Brakemen in a Saloon, Leav ing Train Unguarded. Dm hit-Header Extra Crixkex iato Ca' boosc of Accaauaodatioa Trais, Casting Two Lives ud Heavy Property Lou. A ban train w re. » or cured in the l.e • al yard» Monday evening about 6:»», which resulted In the haw* of two lives. The dead are John f ickle, a Pocatello plasterer who was well knownhere, and a Jap named Sagama, J- K. Hail, of Arequia. Lincoln count), was »enouidy the sertuus injury of another |>arly, and the demolishing of »ix cars cigii'.«-». ran into the rear <•( the l<« reducing Ihr of the latter to kindling W ...1 throwing live other down a ten or twelve embankment aial all Karne» who »aw the inc oming Uain ««v that it wa» moving at a rate not greater tha. »I« -.r right mile» an hour, tuit that it» hrav ) weight made it irre The fore.- wa. such that the - ars deraile d Were »imply throw n into the air and fill on then ntde clear of the f injured The Twin Kall» local, locally known as the King Kong, arrived about »IX o'clock The tra.n stopped with the caboose at-sit half way between the but demolishing them. aiatlbte An rmpty. near the center track the wreeked train, was brokvn in twolti th<- miiklle, the two (»art» «landing at II>. a.t straight up in the air. I be Jap rescue»! from the debrt« of the ca U»e, .entire!) buried. al»«it 1er, feet from the track Kirk le and Hall were end of a taix car f.aind lying at thr about thirty feet from the track. were attracted by the Many )*->!'•< rra«h ami ha»trt <d tnrer.tr, al! j*»»d.le Kick le ami the Jap were taken act to the w aiting room of the depot ami Mr. Hall to the Gail "K. Pharmacy immediate!) »um, none»! ■f to lh<- injured l»r. Olmstead. of l»r N<Hh «*< ami afTonlid all IT I hie. that was p>> Portland, who ha» Ik-tti here for two week», votuntevre») amt rrmlertrl vaiu J K. Rawlings and !»c able service* Wilt Brown, of the Gail "E" Pharma cy. also were (»Teased into servie* in helping to dr,-** the injune* Th. Jap * head was badly crush, »I an I he wa* otherwise «> badly injured that d.-ath came to hie relief al»ut Ml, Fickle warn taken to hi* home at IV» tell*,, where he <h«*d W edne*. 1 » y f*HT Hall 1 * in a hospital at Pocatello The verdict of the noon and will recover coroner'» jury throw* the blame for the accident ujsm the negligence f the crew »f the (oral train. An inquest waa hrkl over the l*sly of the Jap Wwlnewlay, at w-hich therr -ws of both trams, ami several local people , were examined As usual in such ease* the evidence given was not explicit in many imi*>rtant particulars. From the evidence, however, and from talks im liately following the wreck, it is be mn yond question that the brakemen of th, w-reeked train were in West's saloon ahaking dice for the drink*, when Die wreck took place. Further, that no pro cautions, -dher than the j-wsible display of green light* on the rear of the wreck ed caboose, wero taken to prevent an ! accident Br< A pathetic feature of the di*tirs*mg ! accident i* that Fickle, who was return , l » , , h i.. I ing to hi* family at l'ocatello, had ju»t walked down t»i the calvaise ami board «I it but a roupie of minute. Ik- fore the | eraah rame. The verdict of the coroner'* jury i* a* follow*; In thk Prf,i iNt-T of Amkkican Fai.i.s, | Cot NTY OF ONKtOA, STATF OF I PA HO. , i I State of Idaho, I County of Oneida,! HH. ! An inquisition was taken for the peo ple of the State of Idaho, in the pre cinct of American Falls. County of Oneida, on the 19th and 20th days of November, 1907, before R. O. Jones, a justice of the peace in and for said precinct, county and state, acting in the capacity of coroner in and for said county, upon view of the bodies of John Fickel, a white man of Pocatello, Idaho, and L. Sagams. a Japanese of Wapi. Idaho, then and there lying dead, the oaths of six good ami lawful of the said county of Oneida, who. upon men being duly sworn to inquire, on the part of the people of the atate of Idaho, in to all the circumstances attending the death of said John Fickel and L, Rare jna. and by al »t or whom tin-.sum, was produced, and in what manner and when the »aid John Kirkel and !.. Sagama came to their death», do »ay, upon their oath» a» aforesaid, that the said John Kirkel and L. Sajama now lying: dead in sa«i precinct of American Kails, County of Oneida, State of Idaho, came to their deaths on the 18th day of No vember, 1907, and John Kirkel died on the atUi day of November, 1907, and we, the jury, find that said John Kirkel died l'ocatello, Idaho, and !.. Sagama at American Kails, Idaho, and they camt to their deaths by willful negligence of the Oregon Short Une employees of ex tra No. 0U3 running east, namely. Con ductor Chapman and Brakemen Sum merville ami Busch, through neglecting U> properly protect the rear end of their tram. In testimony whereof, »aid coroner aial the jury of this inquest have here unto »et their hands the day and year aforesaid, John h I „t the Inqu.wl leiaimg i., e»t*bh»h the fact that the t.rakemen were in a saloon when the w reck ■ „ < tmd I lavis *u,,i that the br«K erm-n w .-r. f cracker- aixl din », s fe» minutes before the wreck, when the conductor entered with some thing that apjirand to be train orders in his hatal Approaching the smaller of the- brakemen he said something which the vritiu-stdid not hear "I'll Ik- there m a minute," replied the brake-man. "Come and hav I- a beer C. K. Tw.kk Kha.vk Barmaiu W J. Bahnakh L V. St. t i.aik W. T. Ouvkk H. Aij.i.n, Koreman Rob't. O. Junks, Acting t'omer. and eating a lunch with me." I»avi* »aid the co.'aluctor took a beer ami w ent mit with a parting admonition to "hurry up." "We'll Ik- there in H minute, " replnd the brakeman. 1 lavis then »aid Ik- left and walked down the »Irort. When in front of the Gokki Rule store he m* the headlight ■f the extra rounding a point across Chi He proreedtd and when in front river of Joe Gtah'a place, realized that a col hnon was imminent, «ml a moment lat er it took place. When h, left the loon the brakemen, he said, "were hav ■ .1 mg an alterrat Ion aU>ut shaking «noth Itavis said he could t -r game of dice " A* he n*> lights on the bark of the cals •OM was walking toward the place w here the w reek -cumd. and as the brakemen were talking about shaking another game of dire when he left, it is altogether probable that they had not |*ft the »aloon up to the time of thc crash the statement r faith. Within a fuw minute« followincr th** was mad,- ami many time* repeated that they their, and auch is the lielief were f every member of the coroner's jury awl the people here generally. Dry Fan»i»| Next to Claim Serwu I Atteatio». "Irrigation has been the slogan of prophets of pruK|>erty for many years and ix-sults in smithern Idaho, where an em|,ire has veen curved out of the des ert. are beyond I he brightest dreams of the (»romoters. " Th, ■sc were the words of a prominent resident of the southeastern part of the : * b „ was visit,,* ,n I*-- r ' 1 )' l-t hp b * k1 ^ n * B ' K " 1 ' " ! ,ut Id " ho w '" ' ,ot Bto P *''"*"* then. Imgallon i* only the beginning ! " f " 'a* h ^ Wh '' r ?, ^ atio " VT. 1°' i 'he future is almiwt as bright for till , '«» er as the former A thorough und | Die ami and climate, with | improved methods of cultivation now lie , ing adopted will make southern Idaho i one of the greatest wheat growing I states in the union. "While wheat promises to be the main crop of the dry farmer, potatoes will com* in a* an important crop. Num croua teat* have proved that a better potato than can be grown in the rain licit Is produced on our dry lands and the yield is so large as to insure a handsome : margin of profit. Thousands of acre* now producing only sage brush, coyotes and jack rabbits will noon lie transform- ! ed into well tilled farms dotted with happy, prosperous homes. There is little waste land left in Oneida, and the coun ties of Fremont, Bingham, and Bannock : are rapidly filling up with farmers who ! will raise big crops without irrigation, j Idaho has been growing, but I predict the next three years will eclipse any ; five that have preceded in the growth and development of agriculture in this j productive section. Few people reglixe ' the advantage of our climate, whilt our j rrwxl r.s the best." - ïtoiso Statesman. ■ nn' } •' nn NEW WATER-LIFT FOR IRRIGATORS Oae Lift Said ta Have Capacity to Wa May Solve High Land Problem on Carey Tract ter 100 Acres or More— -loveotion b Claimed to Solve Problem of Watering High Land. A new water left ha» been patented w Inch may Ik- of more than passing in terest to the farmers of this section. In all irrigated region» there are tracts ju»t a little too high to obtain water by gravity. There are »aid to be about three sections in a lardy under the Am erican Kall» canal,'that are from two to twenty feet lug her than the canal. Judging from the description of this lift, which is taken from the Thermop olis, Wyo., Record, it mayj aid in the la-on to "" appl> (" r lifting revolutionize irrigation methods in lo « alitie* where land lies too high to make « gravity ditch practicable or where a 1 ditch would bav e to be brought a con »nlerable distance to reach the land de »«reaci. It is known as the R. & G. I o-. — - 'Vater Lift, aid is the in venlion of L. o'. . um and J. B. G «y 1er of this place, and protected by U. S. patent. It may be i. .-te of metal or wood, or both. The one it. use consist* of a wheel or drum 16 feet h«ng and 6 1-2 feet in diameter, made to revolve on a metal axis. To the ! imilfllllltItllimillllllltl'llilimillHIlimttimilltttillllltItHllimHIIIimmilllllllllillllllilllllllltllllllillt M n jM -, 4 i IRRIGATION = Insures Unfailing Crops With Maximum Yields and Minimum Losses. M R. EASTERN FARMER, did you ever leave a sun-parched farm in midsummer, after days of hoping for rain, when hope had turned to despair, to drive into a city where water was playing on green lawns, and wish you could water your farm that wav? That is irrigation. How many times, in vour experience, have the yields of your crops l »een three-fourths or half of what they should have been because- rain did not come in sufficient quantitilies or was a little late in arriving? Have you ever had sn excep tional crop, when the yield was greatly in exces* of the average, and did you ever re flect that you w-oukl like to own « farm in a country where they always had big yields? Western soil and western sunshine pay big dividends. Your wheat was good last year, and you raised, say. twenty bushels aer acre. Y our climate was rot just right, however, and rain was a little late. If you had western cli mate and irri/ration, you would have had double the number of bushels per acre. You only made half what vou might have made. Irrigate! lands will double vour income. Again Mr. Eastern Farmer: How many wet springs have you experienced, when you could not cultivate your fields, your crops y«re damaged or drowned out? I . * ■> ,■ ;■< i y - * * < ' r \y-. A,. : / •« £ I ; ? s ' -Ù. x = = 1 = g 1 § : ! : ! j ; j ' j Ï*. S S S s 8 How many times has your wheat sprouted in the shock because you could not stack it? How many times has your ope crop of hay (we raise three) been damaged by rain? What would you give for the power to make rain when you need rah, as much or as little as is needed, on your entire farm or only a part of it, or a great deal on one part and just a little on another, with the'power to make it atop when you desire it to? An irrigated farm witl a good water right will give this power. Irrigation insures success to the fuleat measure. Depending upon uncertain rainfall, when you get either too much or too little, or none at the critical time, is only partial success at best. Irrigated fanning is scientific farming. Farming by neana of irrigation is insurance without having to pay a premium, fanning without irrigation is too often paying a premium and not tptting any insurance. Irrigation means greater and surer returns for time and labor expended. MORAL; Get an irrigated farti in Idaho. 3 ■ -nuuiii.iiiiuimtitini iiiiiumiiiiiiiu .um imiiiini immimmMwiiimtmtiiiimmiiiiiimNUiiim J ) outer surface are fastened longitudinal paddles, making a total diameter of 10 feet. The whole is supported and Boated on a pontoon contrivance, the paddles catching the current of the river and supplying power on the simple principal of an under-shot water wheel, W hen the Record man saw it, it was drawing about two feet of water but can be adjusted to any' depth. The center around the axis iB simply u *' M ' l)ow c "ro antl ba " no I liirI in the work of the lift. Between this core and the outer surface of the drum is a spiral water channel extending longitud inally thereof. This channel has an upon mouth or intake at one end, ex lending slightly beyound the outer di ame<er of the drum, and so arranged that it faces in the direction of rotation 5h* * V 4 XI vy 2yj ^General 1 ^t .. flw gÊ WW BBSSoHBl^^AL ' ' ! and will dip a given amount of water at each revolution of the wheel. At the opposite end of the spiral channel is an outlet consisting of a pipe which is con neeted to and discharges through the xis at the end. which is made hollow for ..hi purjeose. Attached to this by a swiveled vrangament is a 6-inch dis charge- pipe, the outer end of which is elevated to the height to which it is de sired to raise the water. The intake being %ubmerged only a portion of the time, takes in only a prescribed quant ity of wat er. As the wheel revolves this water seeks the lowest port of the spiral channel, and is followed in turn by a given amount of air, until the in take is again submerged. Thus the process is repeated, the spiral channel being filled with successive quantities of water and air. As it advances in the channel and the resistance greater the air becomes pressed, the channel being so arranged becomes more com as to maintain the proper proportion of water and air throughout its entire length. The revolution of the spiral channel and the consequent compres sion of the air causes the be water to ' discharged with great force through the outlet by what might be called pneu matic-hydraulic pressure. Aside from the main wheel itself, which revolves in a rigid and solid framework, there is no movable part to a get out of rt pair, and not a valve to become worn or leaky. The points that is especially recommend it are its great efficiency and extreme simplicity. The uses of a water lift of the kind are too many and apparent to need discussion here. This invention is not an experi ment but a practical success, and we believe its superiority will cause it to be gen- rally adopted. It can be made in any site and placed in either running outside force would be required to drive it. The one in operation at Mr. Gay lor's ranch —which, by the first one ever built —was seen by a re presentative of this paper a couple of days ago. Two weeks had passed since it was put in and it had never stopped or still Vafër. In tKe* latter case an is the way. five minutes in that time. It was rais a The water th an I mg 75 galions per revolution to height of 25 feet, ami seemed to ha V <■ immense reserve power, being raised would irrigate Kki acres of land, and it was not run ning at anywhere near its capacity. Its usefulness may be shown by the state ment that not a foot of the land could ever be brought under a gravity ditch. Here are the points that will make the R. and G, Pneumatic Water Lift largely sought and used, viz; more It is reasonable as to cost, extremely simple of construction, leaving little possibility of its getting out of order, and is of great capacity and efficiency. Ther mo polis Record. Farmers' Institute. In all probability a two-days' farmer's institute, under the auspices of the University of Idaho, will U- held here December tlth and 12th. A short time ago R. B. Greenwood addressed a letter to H. T. French ask He received a reply Monday, stating ing if an institute could not lie held, that in all probability arrangements wouldlie made, and suggested the dates aliove named. Two tears ago an institute was held here, and it proved to lie very helpful, Not only will lectures on timely topics be delivered, hut farmers may receive information upon any particular branch of farming or stookgrowing that they desire. Ample notice of the time of the in- - stitute will Ik- given through the Kress. Big Fill Completed oa High Li»* Near Aherdeea. I Work on the big fill, on the high line canal, near Aberdeen, with the excep j tion of three runways which will require not more than three days' work with slips, was completed Saturday. Mon day camp was removed to within six miles of American Falls, and work on the lower end of the canal will be prose- j cuted as long as the weather will per mit The work at camp 19 was completed three weeks earlier than the engineer estimated it would be. which is very flattering to Mr. Hardy, who has been in harge of the work. The local contractors are said to be well up with their eetimates. and every thing appears favorable for the comple tion of the canal on schedule time. MEETING OF LEAGUE COMMERCIAL CLUBS Plans Being Made to Advertise Resources of Idaho. Proposed Endorsement of State Rad road Commission Precipitates Most Exciting Debate of Meeting Resolutions Adopted. ' 1 he meeting of the League of South ern Idaho Commercial Clubs held at Boise, Tuesday and Wednesday, was the most enthusiastic and representa tive meeting of business men of the state ever held. Of twenty-five clubs holding membership twenty-one represented. The members of the Con vention were there for business, and five sessions were held during the two days. The resolutions adopted by the club nue making taxes opposing the parcels post measure recommended by Kostmaster Meyer; endorsing the postal savings bank system; endorsing Sena lor Heybum's proposed amendment to the interstate commerce law making it unlawful for a common carrier to charge a greater rate for a short than for a haul, when the shorter is included within the longer; to take action to in duce the Postal Telegraph & Cable uany to extend its lines and service to Idaho. The warmest fight of the convention was ovt,r Die question of endorsing the creation of a state railway and ware house commission. It was debated with energy, pro and con, and was finally re ferred to the executive committee of Die league to ascertain at once the sen liment of the several individual clubs, There were but two clubs which had in structed the delegates in this matter, arK * both °f these clubs voted unani mously in favor of such » commission. The league decided to enlist in an ad ve! "G s ing campaign of sufficient tnagni V *U*>' w 'th the resources of the state, It was decided that this could be done better by the league than by individual clubs, and at less were semi com tut * e u> acquaint ail homeseekers of the Pacific Northwest and the Mississippi The plar expense. adopted includes the publication of or more books, setting forth the advan the state in a convincing form. I Each locality rejiresented by a club will lie given equal sjvace, and a per capita one assessment will be levied on the mem bership of the clubs to defray expenses, * s proposed to expend $500 or more month in this manner, and before Die year is out it is hoped that Idaho w ' 1 * lH>Uer understood and apprreiat ed than now. C. M. Hill, of Twin Falls, was elected President of the league. American Falls was honored by the selection of R. B. Greenwood as a member of the execu Dve committee, and O. H. Barber as chairman of the advertising committee. FOR INDEPENDENT DISTRICT. PrDtioas Out Askinf Commissioners to Cull Special Election. A petition asking for the calling of an election to vote on the question making the American Falls school district of an InrtapiagVait dis trict has been drafted and is at Oliver & McKown 's store, where those desir ing to sign it are requested to call. The Press would urge every taxpayer to ap pend his signature to the petition. less this becomes an indejn-ndent dis Un trict, and all the money paid for school purposes is kept here, an increased levy for school purposes is inevitable. A like ill be found at the Evans petition - Mercantile Company's store, The school moneys raised in common school districts are [»aid into a common fund and prorated to the several dis tricts according to the number of child ren in the districts. Hence a $30.000 business block here contributes to the support of the schools of the entire county. Thus American Falls pays much more into the school fund than it gets hack. This district is now facing the problem of increased school rooms, The district is now renting one room, j and in another year an additional room may be needed. How, except by issu ing bonds and burdening the people, is this to be avoided if we continue to pay $3 into the school funds of the county for every $2 we draw back? It ia not only to the financial interest of ever)' taxpayer to sign the petition, but it is in the interest of better schools, because an independent district has en larged powers and can completely con trol its school affairs.