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V olnme 16 * Mountain Home, Idaho: Tuesday, January 3, 1905 Number 15 TRANSIT COMPANY * We<4of the Elements Is to be Harnessed and Utilized for Man's Benefit. you ever sit in a comfortable spot on the seashore, your fingers idly drawing hieroglyphics in the * beautiful white Band of the beach while you watched the formation of a giant breaker coming in? That's what the scribe was doing yesterday—in a figurative sense, of course. In his mirror of coming events the beach was Mountain # Home. The rising swell of the incoming tide which was beginning to assume shape far out at sea, and gathering added force as it ap proached, was the era of better times which Mountain Home is soon to know. This was no optical illusion—no momentary flash of phosphorescent wavelet on the surface of the sea; it was the approaching harbinger of increased prosperity. THE THING WAS LABELED Of this the scribe feels sure, be cause the thing was labeled. It bore the signatures of men of affairs — men who have to do with financial development and expansion. It's to be a corporation, founded upon intelligence, business acumen and ample funds. Last Saturday night the assist ant ms.naper of the new company (Fred A. Turner) held in his hand the explanation of the scribe's confidence. It was a newly printed letter-head, bearing the words: Capital $500,000 JNO. PL, GARRETT, President. W. J. TURNER, Vioe-Pres. & Mgr. J. E. JEROME, See-Treas. FRED A. TURNER , Aset. Mgr. This is the material beginning of plans long contemplated by Mayor Turner, J. H. Garrett, Assistant Postmaster Turner and others, and the influence of the project will soon begin to be man ifest. J, E. Jerome is now in the East on matters connected with the en terprise, and the beginning of con structive operations on an import ant scale will begin as soon as the projectors can get the innumer able details in proper shape. The power site on Snake River is se cure, and offers possibilities in ex cess of probable demands for years to come. Considerable prelim inary work has already been quiet 'me by General Manager Tur 1 J THE PIRST BENEPITS K 1 One of the first benefits to be iilerived by Mountain Home from this important enterprise will be electric light facilities. Then will come the trolley car, with its merry, buzzing song; great con venience—gets there quick—darts HIGHEST cash prices paid for all • kinds Hides, Furs and Pelts. Apply office Kelsey Co. and flashes all day long. Lines will penetrate the Bruneau Valley, and as rapidly as possible the various communities within our sphere of influence—as practica bility suggests—will be connected with Mountain Home by that mysterious, powerful current which haB, already, revolutionized the affairs of men, and which is, as yet, only in the A-B-C of scientific possibilities. Both passenger and freight transportation Will be important features of this coming public con venience. IRRIGATION PROJECTS The plans of the company in clude, also, important irrigation projects. Dams are to he con structed on the Snake River, and nothing will be left undone to create a water system affecting an immense area of land, which lacks only proper irrigation to be con verted into prolific farms. As prolific farms and prosperous farmers enter into the composition of happy homes, the latter desid eratum is only one of the innu merable reeults of properly com bining sagebrush soil and Snake River water. The outlines of the picture thus sketched on the canvas of thought give evidence of a pleasing view when the painting is completed. Everybody help to finish it. Anyway, don't bombard it with brickbats. PLANT REARRANGED Commercial Company Places Gener ating Cabinet in Alley. The Idaho Commercial Co. has placed the gasoline tank and generating apparatus, which supplies illuminating gas for the store and sales rooms, on the alley in the rear of the building. When the plant was set up, nearly three months ago, tliW' "generating cabinet" was placed in the basement. Re cently, however, the insurance officials favored a re-arrange ment of the connections, and the change above noted was effected. The system of illumination, adopted by the Commercial has proved very satisfactory. The mechanism of the generator has the merit of simplicity and automatic action, and seems to have overcome the problem of accident. The gas is piped from generator to lamps. After satisfactory tests, the firm assumed the agency of the sys tem for this section. INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC Miss Ora Reed will give indi vidual lessons on piano or man dolin—50 cents for half-hour. Further particulars, call at resi dence. * A dog-fight on Main street, in front of the Jap restaurant, Friday evening, proved of sufficient momentary attraction to complete ly block the sidewalk. NEW ROAD Line of Steel Rails to Connect Butte With San Francisco. Plans for the new railroad run ning between San Francisco, Cal., and Butte, Mont., are assuming definite shape. Saturday after noon articles of incorporations were filed in Boise, where the com pany's headquarters are to be located. CHURCHES BAPTIST Rev. C. R. Waite arrived from Iberia, Mo., Thursday night, ac companied by his wife. Rev. Waite at once assumed the ,«'\^J x te of the Baptist church, and he and his bride—they were married just before starting for their new home—settled down to housekeeping in the new parson age, which had been arranged for their reception. Rev. Waite delivered his first sermon Sunday, and was well re ceived. The week of prayer is being ob served. Services are held each evening, beginning at 7:30 o'clock. The W. C. T U. meets today at 2:30 at the Baptist church. Rev. C. R. Waite, Pastor. Sunday school.. Bible Study Glass, Sunday,.. Junior B. Y. P. U., Monday,. Prayer meeting Wednesday... 7:30 p m 12 M 6:30 p u . 4 p. m. CONGREGATIONAL The Week of Prayer is being observed this week at the Congre gational church, 7:30 to 8:30 o'clock each evening. Rev. H. C. Ethell is assisting the pastor. Everybody invited. Rev. Ethell preached a helpful sermon at the Congregational church Sunday night on the Holy Spirit. The Ladies' Aid meets Thursday afternoon at 2:30 with Mrs. W. C. Howie. Work on hand. Rev. C. E. Mason, Pastor. Worship aud Sermon. Sunday School. Junior Endeavor. 11am 12 u 4pm Young People's Endeavor.... 6:45 p m Song Service aud Sermon Prayer meeting, Wednesday.... 7:30 p m A cordial invitation to all services 7:30 p m SIDEBOTHAM DIES ON TRAIN. Robert A. Sidebotham, one of the first pioneers of Idaho, about 72 years old, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, on a Colorado Southern train, shortly after leaving Colorado Springs for his home in Boise. He was buried Sunday from the family residence. WE WANT YOUR ORDERS Having bought W. D. Bailey's coal business, we are prepared to deliver coal to any part of town on short notice, and solicit a share of your patronage. * Bennett Bros. A rumor is again current to the effect that a brick building—store rooms and lodging house—is to.be erected at once on one of the va cant lots between the Turner House and Phillips Bros', plumb ing shop. SAD NEWS Mrs. Wyrick, Formerly of Mountain Home, Dies in Colorado. Sad news was received in Mountain Home last week from Eaton, Colo.—tidings which drove the lingering light of Christmas cheer from erstwhile happy eyes, and left, instead, the anguished tear and mien of pained surprise. The intelligence which caused a pang in many a heart was the news of the death of Mrs.Wyrick, a former well known and beloved member of Mountain Horae society. On December 15, 1904, a little daughter came to bless the happy Wyrick home, and eleven days later (Dec. 26 ), at 6:30 o'clock in the evening, the mother lay silent in that eternal sleep which claims the form of all things flesh. The father of Mrs. Wyrick, who had been summoned from Richmond, Mo., arrived two hours after his daughter's death. She was buried on the following Wednesday (Dec. 28J in the local cemetery. Mr. and Mrs Wyrick and Mr. 0. Neal, Mrs. Wy rick's cousin, formerly lived here, both gentle men being emyloyees of the Fletcher Company. All three were very popular among their friends and associates. Mrs. Wyrick was an energetio worker in church and club interests. Nearly one year ago they left here to establish themselves in the clothing business at Eaton, Colo. In addition to the infant* daughter, another little girl, about two years old, is made motherless by Mrs. Wyrick's death. SUB-ROSA Mrs. Rhoades Entertains—Next Meet Ing With Mrs. Howie. Mrs. S. G, Rhoades entertained the Sub-Rosa Club last Wednes day afternoon. The natural at tractiveness of the Club colors (white and lavender) was in creased by the addition of some pleasing effects in Christmas decorations. The Club's guests included Mrs. Sarah Shedden of Rock Springs, Wyo., Mrs. C. E. Mason, Mrs. Millie Longfellow and Miss Stella Robinson. The next meeting will be with Mtb. W. C. Howie, January 11, when the following program will be rendered: Quotations from Cary Sisters. Literature Topic: Later Activity to Prose and Poetry in the West. Leader, Mrs. L. T. Wilcox. Paper, What We Owe to the Western Pioneers. Leader, Mrs. John Wilkins. Music, Mrs. R. W. Smith. INSTALLED NEXT MONDAY. The county officers recently elected to serve for the ensuing two-years term will be inducted into their new duties next Mon day, Jan. 9th. L. T. Wilcox, the lumber dealer, has been kept unusually busy the past few weeks, as a result of bhilding activity. The condition of N. Linton, who has been confined to his bed for the past rious. J 2 lays, is still se BEAUTIFUL ART Mrs. Purtill's Lace Creations — Mrs. McCargar in Pyrography. Almost every town can "point with pride" to some especial feat ure which reflects credit either the community as a whole or one of its citizens individually. Of course all loyal Mountainhomers will not hesitate to aver that we could conscientiously "point with pride" untill our index fingers got the cramps, without working over time to any noticeable extent; but without going into details and holding up to public view the va rious phases of our collective and individual merits, we want to phasize the unanimous expressions of admiration voiced by everyone in connection with the talent of Mrs. J. A. Purtill in the produc tion of delicate, dainty lace crea tions. Her skill manifests itself in an article of unusual beauty, which is at once an object of joy and* excusable pride to itB pos sessor. Idaho's art needlework exhibit at the St. Louis fair con tained a large centerpiece made by Mrs. Purtill, and another one of her beautiful effects—lady's collar of Irish Point—-is to be displayed at the coming Lewis and Clark Ex position at Portland, Ore. At Mrs. Purtill's recent annual lace exhibit everything was sold except the larger pieces. From present indications it may soon be necessary for her to open a regular establishment. In view of the fact that Mrs. McCargar's interest in pyrography has resulted in the production of some very attractive and valuable work, a combination of these two lines of art might prove very satis factory, both to those individually concerned and the general public. a on era BUILDING CHANGES. Yesterday the Fletcher Com pany tore down the long building on the Bennett lot used as a store room for wagons and other ve hicles. The entire space was needed by the Bennett Bros, for their coal, hay and grain business, just started. Improvements and general al terations were made on the main building last week, in preparation for the opening of the new estab lishment. The law offices of Green & Green remain in the building, as There are two other will heietofore. office rooms in front, adjoining the attorneys' apartments. Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Mason planned a neat surprise for their son, Edward, Monday night, by inviting a number of young people to their home after the meeting at the church. They enjoyed them selves playing games until time for Edward to leave on the train for Walla Walla, Wash., where he will again resume his college duties, The baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Walker has been dan gerously sick with pneumonia for a week. Little Bruce Stanfield is on the sick list. For a time he was threatened with pneumonia, appar ently has overcome the symptoms. Dr. King and wife entertained a company of young people Sat urday night to watch the "Old year out and the New year in".