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* Mountain Home, Idaho: Tuesday, January 3, 1905
Number 15
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.
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
Capital $500,000
JNO. PL, GARRETT, President.
W. J. TURNER, Vioe-Pres. & Mgr.
J. E. JEROME, See-Treas.
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
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
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
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
Both passenger and freight
transportation Will be important
features of this coming public con
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
12 u
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
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.
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.
Mrs. Wyrick, Formerly of Mountain
Home, Dies in Colorado.
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.
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.
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
lays, is still se
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
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.
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
The law offices of Green & Green
remain in the building, as
There are two other
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".

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