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weeks Jersey dairy butter for sale. Mrs. Hattie Stanfield. Phone 183 J. BaJed aJfalfa, 75c. per 100 lbs., $12.50 p, r ton. Special prices on car load lots. Bennett Bros. L. McLaughlin and N. E. Wood house have been doing jury duty here this week. They returned today to their homes in G1 nns Ferry. Lecturer Harry Scriver has been driving solid truths home at the Congregational Church this week. The meetings have been exceptionally well attended. The Ladies Aid of the Congrega tional church are planning for an ex cellent New Year party, December 31, at the spacious residence of the president, Mrs. L. L. Spring. "John Henry bn Christmas Pres ents" is the title of a two-column skit to be found on nother page of this paper. Those who read It will have to admit it is a laugh-producer. As delegates to the "Older Boys' Conference" to be held at Ontario, Oregon, Friday, Saturday and Sun day, the Congregational Young Men'e S. S. clas* taught by Mr. Thompson, sends six young men, Purdy Eaton, Herbert Davis, Fayette and Will Bach, ljeo Spring and Richard Tyler. The Ladles Aid society of the Con gregational church will hold a cooked food, candy and flower sale at the office of the Idaho Power & Light company, Thursday, December 23. Sale begins at 2:30 p. m. Leave or ders with Mrs. L. L. Spring or Mrs. C. H Stewart Perhaps never before in the busi ness history of Mountain Home has a firm published such an extended list of prices as that shown in the b ig advertisement of the Ontario Cask store in another page of htis paper. This store is offering groceries at reduced prices. Mr. and Mrs. I. M. Taylor have moved here front Glenns Ferry and taken op their abode in the Fitzwater residence. Mr. Taylor, who is a barber, has purchased the half inter est of Frank Ottenhelmer in the barber shop on Front, street wind will continue In the business with C. A. Rathbun. Shop early.. The early shopper catches the best values and gets the finest assortment to choose from. One is able thus to examine and chooes leisurely and comfortably the presents that are to be given, Instead of being hurried and flurried as are those who wait until the last moment to do their shopping. F. H. Barrett returned this morning from Portland to which place he went last week to attend the golden wedding anniversary of his parents. Jos ph Barrett will remain till the latter part of the week. In contrast to the W'eather this section is hav ing Frank states that it rained every one of the several days he was in Portland. In its page adv. in this issue the Golden Rule store announces that Old Saint Nick is to be at their store on Christmas eve ready to distribute gift packages to the wor thy ones. The adv. explains how easy it is to become worth}'. Manager Pratt of the Golden Rule has this year made greater preparations than ever before to take care of the holiday trade, and his announcement is worthy of perusal. On Wednesday of this week there was celebrated in Portland, Oregon the golden wedding anniversary of Rev. and Mrs. W. M. Barrett, long time residents of the coats'country and parents of Joseph C and Frank H Barrett of this place, both of whom made the trip to Portland to be present ou the occasion, brother, A. F. Barrett, of Hollister, arrived here Saturday to accompany them ou the trip. At Nampa they were joined by another brother, L. C. Barrett, a former resident of Moun tain Home. 6. Z. Smith, who has legions of friends in this community, removed to Hill City some time ago, and there established a barber shop. That Birt has had time to unpack at least a portion of his collection of curios is evident from the following item in the Hilll City News: "When a stranger steps into Birt Smith's bar ber shop be imagines he Is in some part of the Tammen curio store to Denver. Aside from being one of the most popular places in town, his shop is unique in that It has a won derful collection of mounted birds, big game heads and a display of an tique guns warm the heart of a connoisseur. Besides this Mr. Smith has a fine mineral collection and owns a num ber of valuable properties in com Their and relies that would pttiiy with others, ie u barber and ft' KentIwuam whom it Is u pleasure to: meet." Mr. and Mrs. Stanton Park and Airs, Chris Hendricks, Jr., made a trip to Boise early In the week. • Frank Englehact returned Wednee 1-Vy from Hagertnam valley where he finished a contract for plastering a residence. K. C. Massey of Uoise is in the city today on his way home from Grand view where he has been to look af ter his farming interests. Court has been tn session during all of the week. A number of veniremen from various parts of the county have been called for jury duty. Baled Hay for sale, by the load, ton, or car load. Bennett Bros. See us for baled hay. We can tor niish any quantity at. lowest market prices. Bennett Bros. with eagerness to Court opened Monday with a jury paanel summoned to try criminal and civil Tlie criminal cases oases. were disposed of during the week. Several civil cases were tried during the week but a number are yet -to ibe heard. Mis. Nina Pool Thompson, with her baby daughter, came over from Boise last week and is visiting at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs, George Pool. The work of building a vault in the rear room of the Stockgrowers State bank building was commenced this The construction of the morning. vault was made necessary by the purchase of the Stockgrowers bank by the First National Bank of this place. The First National will occu py the Stockgrowers' building, and Cashier Austin expects to be moved by the first of next week. Manager Dolling of the Mountain States Co. made an auto trip to Ben nett postoffice to establish a pay phone station, which was placed in the Baker house for the convenience of Contractor Sam A. Forter, who will make his headquarters there un til he completes his coniract. for con creting the tunnels on the irrigation system. The road is now broken so that automobiles can get into the Dixie country. Photographer Helm says his studio is a busy .institution these days but that he is not too busy to make ap pointments for portraits for the Christ mas season. Says Helm: "Orders re ceived before Dec. 13 will be com pleted by Dec. 18; orders received be fore Dec. 18 will be completed by Dec. 22; but don't wait tilll the last minute." Heim is human, like the rest of us; he can work only about sixteen hours a day. C. E. Johnson returned Tuesday from a trip to Buhl. From that place on Monday he drove to Castle ford on Snake river to present a bid tor the construction of some large ranch buildings that are soon to be erected on the property of a retired eastern publisher. Mr. Johnson slates that Buhl apparently is enjoy ing great prosperity. The greatest contributing cause was the splendid crop of clover and alfalfa seed raised by the farmers in that section this year, and for which they have received several hundred thousand dollars. Mrs. Emmett Thompson and daugh ter, Miss Susie, left yesterday for their old home in Tarkio, Mo., where Mr. Thompson has been employed tor nearly a year. They have long been valued residents of Mountain Home and will be missed by their friends. It is their present intention to return here early in the spring at which time they expect Mr. Thomp son will accompany them. The Thomp son residence will be occupied during t-heir absence by Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Argo, have come here from Boise to live. R. Lew Wallace ia a guest at the Mountain Home on a visit to his friends and former companion, R. J. Newell, the engineer employed by the village to make the surveys for the sewer system which has been constructed this fall. China, in the province of Shensi, far-off In these gentlemen were co-workers as engineers in Die service of the Red Cross, and later with the Standard In thedr call at this OiI company, office the gentlemen presented the personal cards which they used to China, with their names and occupa tions in Chinese characters on the Tjjey are still un reverse side, deciphered. From the first number given by the Scriver-Farris lecturers at the Con gregational church last Sunday night the attendance throughout the week been highly satisfactory to the Startling aas promoters of the course, ait times, but always cogent and with Harry Scriver apparent sincerity, the ablest lecturer that has appeared in Mountain Home for some time, hurled his budget of truths and opin ions at hi® hearers, who listened his discourses. ft' The course will conclude this evetiinjb'who to: when Air. Scriver will deliver his to a lecture, "The World's Greatest Por .rait." Twice this week Mr. Scriver talked to the students of the pub lic school and last night lie delivered a short address at the meeting of the Development League, after hits regu lar appearance at the church. The The afternoon meetings conducted by Mrs. Farris were well attended and have been an Inspiration to many, lecturers appear in Boise the com ing week. Let us figure ou your hay bill. We can save you money. Bennett Bros. Don't forget the basket ball game next Friday evening at the gymnasium. A big contest is in sight, tor the town team is going to tear Into the high school boys, it is promised. The suit of John W. Caldwell vs. the Village of Mountain Home and thirteen, others, including the pres ent members of the village board, oc cupied the attention of Judge Both well in district court esterday after noon and evening. The action brought to stop the construction of the sewer on which work has been progress ing for some time and to prevent the issuance of bonds in payment therefor. Argument was heard on the demurrer of the defendants, which was presented by Attorney J. G. Watts This morning Judge Bothwell ren dered a decision sustaining the con tention. of tire defendants. Howie, attorney for the plaintiff, at once gave notice of an appeal of the case to the supreme court. W. C. BANKS CONSOLIDATE First National Acquires Business of Stockgrowers State Bank. Announcement is made today of the most important financial trans action that has taken place Sir local business cirolis this year. The First National Bank a number of weeks ago purchased the business and bank ing house of the Stockgrocwei's State Bank, at. which time application was made to the comptroller of cur rency at the national capita! tor an Increase in the capital stock of the First National. The certificate grant ing the increase was issued on De cember 4 and was received by -the First National officials this week. The capital stock authorized by the certificate is $100,000 with a sur plus of $25,000. The former capital stock was $25,000. The Stockgrowers had a capital stockof $50,000. The merging of these two banks makes the First National one of the strongest banking houses in south ern Idaho and is a move that will re sult in economy of operation with dis advantages to no one. The assets of (he combined banks make a total of $783,000. The First National, It was learned today, will move to the building so long occupied by the Stockgrwers, and it Is the intention of the bank's officials to begin business in the new location next Man-day. For the prfsent there w-lll be no change in officers or in the personnel of the bank's employes. F. E. Austin who has served the First National ef ficiently as cashier for the past six years, will remain in that capacity. James T. Whitson, for several years the obliging cashier of the stock growers, will become assistant cashie of the enlarged bank. A. F. And r son and John B. Chattin will re tain their positions in the bank. Borah Decline* Use of Name. Washington.—Senator Borah of Idaho has declined to permit the use of his name in the Minnesota presi dential primary, reasserting that he is not a candidate for the presidential nomination next year and does not wish to be drawn into the contest. He received many telegrams from re publican friends and admirers in Minnesota urging him to consent to the circulation of petitions to place his name on the ballot. Harm's Jubilee Singers at the Standard Theatre, Dec. 22. Under the auspices of the Episco pal Young Ladies club Hann's Jubilee Singer* will appear at the Standard theatre on the night of December 22. This will be the mimical event of the season. Daughters of Veterans Entertain. The National Alliance Daughters of Veterans, Francis E. Willard Tent No. I, will celebrate the 30th anniversary o' the birthday of the order on Tues day. December 16, at 8:30 p.m . This organization was formed to perpetuate the memories of our fath rs. veterans of the civil war. and in remembrance of their loyalty to the Union and their sacrifice for its preservation; to keep alive the mem ory of those who participated in that heroic struggle for the maintenance Ot our government. Our mission is to spread widely the teachings of patriot torn, that those dwell in this brood hind of will so live that, in peace or in war. there skull be no stain on "the Flag our fathers saved." Our duty is to nculcate a love of country and patriotism and to pro mote equal nights and universal lib erty. Our privilege: "To aid the Uuiou veterans of the civil war, and their widows and orphans when helpless and in distress, and to assist those in our order who are worthy and needy." Come and help the good causa. There will be an enjoyable program of music, songs and readings. A war tax lunch will be a novel feature of the entertainment, so come with a good appetite. Announcement of place will be made on the screen at the Crystal Theatre. BESSIE CHILDS, Sec'y. Portland Stock Market. ■Sixteen hundred head were received A today's market and buyers were A; r to buy at sightly advanced Men. Lambs again brought $7.50, a weakness in the market for a Requiring the fair apportionment of moneys received from the sale of timber on forest reserves, so that Portland, Ore., Doc. 6.—There be ing no choice stuff offered today, the real strength of the market could not be ascrib d. Top steers, however, are c uoted at $7.25, A few cows brought j 5.50. Today's run was more liberal (han for some time. Over 7,000 hogs were on the market 1 'riees wire maintained and trading ifas active throughout the day. Quali ty was somewhat better and buyers ijeie mo.e lib ral than usual. Tops nought $ti.00, bulk at $5.95. Lpi of weeks, all other classes [lain steady. >AH0 DELEGATION BUSY IN CONGRESS ■ (Continued from page one) |fl attractive. In this connection it (I known that Secretary Lane and tie reclamation commission have (Jen working for several weeks on a [jlan to raise more money for financ ing irrigation work, blit they have ot yet reach <1 a conclusion. Senator Borah also will reintroduce (is bill authorizing the state of [laho to exchange Its school lands in f»rest reserves for compact bodies of *reet reserve lands. If this bill is nacted the state w-idl be able to arry through the exchange which as long been in contemplation, but hich lias be n blocked because the iterior department holds It cannot jmplete the exchange without con essional authority. During tlie past summer, Senator £ tali made a trip over the Sawtooth c intry, and In consequence of that t- > will introduce a bil] ci-eating the g vtooth National park. The pro t Is well understood in Idaho, mother bil) by Senator Borah »nds the enlarged homestead bill tj providing that homesteaders un the non-residence clause may live 'where within the state, provided t y are able to improve their land required by law. As the law now J mda. these homes'eaders must live v bin 20 miles of their land. Again Senator Borah will try to! a pend the cultivation clause of the horn stead law by providing that in lieu of cultivation, homesteaders may es ablisli good faith by making per manent improvement* on their land to the extent of $1.50 per acre each year. He also will reintroduce prohibiting senators and representa tives acting as attorneys in any case in which the United States governmenl is an interested party. Representative Addison Smith has drawn and will introduce a new bill to take care of Carey act entry men on irrigation projects that have not been supplied with water, either be cause of the failure of the project or because of the lack of water supply. This bill will provide that when the land goes hack to the public domain, the entryman shall have preference right to enter H under the enlarged liomest ad law; that is. each entry man will have preference right to the tract on whicli he had settled under the Carey act. Another bill will provide for the or ganization of irrigation districts on the public domain, so that promoters I* will hvae a lien on the property for 1 ! Hie water lur i, !-*d. this bill have not out. Under such a bill believes irrigation projects could be| financed, for he proposes to provide means whereby they get assurance that their money wii; be safeguarded. Representative Smith also will re introduce a .-lumber of bills which he had before the last congress but which failed -o receive consideration. Among them are the following: Creating the Sawtooth National park. Authorizing the erection of public i j! a s his hill The details of yet been worked 1 Mr. Smith ! buildings at Blacktoot, < 'a Id well, Wei |aer and Hailey, Granting a tract of public lauds to 1 the state of Idaho to aid in public j road construction. : Establishing a fish cultural station in Idaho. To establish land courts. The reclamation loan bllL To construct armored cars for th« use of tlie army. Providing for the drainage of In dlan lands in Bonner county. Authorizing the loaning of postal savings funds (o farmers. Extendng the provisions of the public land laws to Illinois over IS years of age. Providing better pay for rural car riers. Authorizing the construction of a highway through tlie Targhee forest reservation. for the relief of the University ol Idaho. Representative McCracken intend* ui go slow about the introduction of bills. He has drawn a fomprehen sive bill, however, designed to greatly increase Die supply of wat r for Irri ga'ion all along the Snake river for V. e benefit cf settlers on existing p.'i ji ' ts, and with a view to provld dig sufficient additional water tor new proj eta. This bill will authority, Die construction of four reservoirs along Snake river, for which it will make appropriations ns follows Swan valley res avoir, three hundred th iuia. d dollars; Teton reservoir,I one million dollars; Island Park re-! s rvoir, one million dollars; and Henry lake reservoir, on ■ hundred thousand dollars. This same hill will authorize an ap propriation of two hundred thousand dollars for the purchase of portions of tlie townsite of Ameriean Falls, s T r V GIFTS? JEWELRY ARE LIFE-LONG TOKENS OF REMEMBRANCE There are many things in this store that will make lasting and satisfactory gifts. You will find here a splendid assort ment of that most appropriate of presents, Silverware. We show it with pleasure and confidence. A fine stock of rich Cut glass in the latest designs. In our jewelry stock may be found many suitable things for Christmas giving, such as Bracelet Watches, ranging in price from $2.50 to $50.00; Watches of the standard makes; dainty Mantel Clocks; Lavallieres; Gold and Diamond rings, and the miscellaneous things that make up a complete stock of Jewelry. An especially fine showing of toilet and Manicure Sets in Silver and Parisian Ivory. Our time is yours when you want to buy, so come in and we will help you select the present for Him or Her. Price and quality go hand in hand. Every article guaran teed as represented. FRED J. PILLINER MOUNTAIN HOME JEWELER ;In Every Department of; BANKING The Stockgrowers State Bank is prepared to serve you in a satisfactory manner STOCKGROWERS STATE BANK Idaho Mountain Home, looking t the cnatructin of a dam above the falls which will Impound sufficient water to augment the sup ply In the Snake river below, and give additional (lower facilities on the .Minidoka project and more water for the Interior section o' the country. Another bill by Mr. McCracken propriates fifteen for use ftP thousand dollars with a like amount appro priated by the slate for the construc tion of n road from Ashton to the boundary of the Yellows)on* west national forest park, It tlie river and harbor bill, when reported, does not make due pro ' is ' <)n for Improving the Snake river, McCracken will offer amend menu to that bill designed to give lyewistou continuous water comm uni - cation with the Columbia river. Mr. A number of bills fathered in th« congress by last Repiesentative Fit inch will lie reintroduced this ses siou by one or more members of the Present delegation. Among those billa are the following: Authorizing the erection of public build'ngs at Nampa, Orangeville. To erect schoolhouses for the In liana ai Kootenai valley. To establish station at Mos ow. Increasing the pension of Indian war veterans. To pay rural carriers for Injuries re-civ <1 while on duty, To sell land In the Coeur d'Alen* reservation to the University of Idaho To complete the survey of publi* lands in Idaho. Granting fifty thousand acres of public land to the University of Idaho Payette and a mining experiment To exchange state school lauds in forest reserves for compact I naets of government frest land. For the relief of star route cur riers.