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Mountain Home, Idaho: Tuesday, January 10, 1905 Number 16 NEW OFFICIALS ssume Duties and Close Day With r a Social Dance. The grand ball last night the closing feature of the induction into office of those elected last No vember to conduct county affairs „ for the ensuing term, the formal transfer and oath of office having taken place at 10 o'clock in the forenoon. The function was given by the new officials, who extended a most cordial invitation to the public to participate. The courtesy was re sponded to in the same spirit of good will and fellowship which characterized its proffer, and the occasion proved a most enjoyable climax to the more sober routine formalities necessarily attaching to to the situation. Those affected by yesterday's incidents were: James V Mundell, formerly Assessor and Collector, now Audi tor and Recorder, and ex-officio Clerk of the District Court; Repub lican; displaces James A. Purtill, Democrat. Roscoe W. Smith, Treasurer; Re publican; succeeds Frauk P. Ake, Democrat. Eugene L. Walker, Democrat, Assessor and Collector, to succeed J. V. Mundell, Republican. J. Henry Ross, Sheriff; Repub lican; defeated C. M. Nicholson, Democrat, as successor to \V. W, Fountain, Democrat. Will C. Stimson, Probate Judge; Republican; defeated James A. Nicholson, Democrat, candidate for re-election. Dan W. Shetler, County Attor ney; Republican; defeated Dan'l McLaughlin, Democrat, candidate for re-election. For a short time County At torney Shetler will be unable to take up his regular residence at the county seat, but will later move to Mountain Home. He has selected Mrs. L. B. Green as hie deputy, and she will attend to the business of the office during Mr. Shetler's absence. Mrs. Lillie B. Wertz, Superin tendent-of Schools; Democrat'; re elected. Commissioners: G. W. Elliott, Democrat, 1st Diet., Atlanta; John Pence, Republican, Mountain Home; Ward, Republican, 3rd Diet., Glenn's Ferry. None of the old commissioners were candidates for re-election. The Assessor and Sheriff cannot succeed themselves. Hence, Mun dell ran for Auditor instead of Assessor, and Nicholson, the for mer deputy Sheriff, was candidate for Sheriff, instead of Fountain, Dr. C. J. Baugh, Republican, waB 2d Diet., William L. his principal. S. G. Rhoades, Democrat, Sur re-elec ted. ^ Wor, ^Coroner, Surprised Their Minister. Rev. C. R. Waite, the new Bap tist minister, who has been in Mountain Home less than two weeks, has undoubtedly met with HIGHEST cash prices paid for all kinds Hides, Furs and Pelts. Apply office Kelsey Co. a number of surprises since leav ing his old home at Iberia, Mo., but it is probable that not one of them will retain a place in his memory as long as an incident which occurred Tuesday evening. The occasion was a genuine old fashioned "Donation Surprise Par ty" by about 35 members of his flock, who met at the Fitzwater home and planned the final attack on the parsonage. As a result, Rev. and Mrs. Waite's domestic supply account will require very little attention for some time. Mr. and Mrs. Jed Wilkinson re cently contemplated spending the winter in Shoshone, but the for mer's sickness compelled them to change their plans. Mr. Wilkin son has been confined to the house for the past three weeks, and is still unable to get out, though evidently improving. TRAVELING LIBRARY One of the up-to-date literary conveniences which has been predated in sparsely-settled sec tions of the country is the "Trav eling Library." This system obtains in Mount ain Home, in connection with the regular town library. Those de siring books from this source may be accommodated by applying at the library rooms on Thursday evening3 between 7 and 9 o'clock. Books may be kept two weeks, after which, if desirable, they may be renewed. ap This was FRUIT GROWERS ASSOCIATION The annual meeting of the Northwest Fruitgrowers Associa tion (Idaho, Oregon and Wash ington) and the Idaho State Horticultural Association will be held in Boise on January 16 to 19 inclusive. The Twentieth Century Club was entertained Friday evening at the residence of Prof, and Mrs. G. A. Ruring. the first meeting of the Club this season. The following officers were elect ed: Pres., Mrs. J. A. Purtill; Vice Pres., Mrs. W. C. Howie; Sec. and Tres., Mrs. G. A. Ruring. Mrs. William Hodge jr. of Bruneau is nursing a sick child at the homo of Mrs. Carrie Ol sen. Several days ago Mrs. Hodge, accompanied by the children, came in to consult her dentist, being entertained by Mrs. Olsen. The little one then contracted bronchitis and the return home was postponed. Fred L. Howard, who has been an inmate of the hospital here, and was recently brought from Glenn's Ferry by Sheriff Fountain, was ex amined for his sanity by County Physician Nieukirk and Judge Nicholson a few days ago and com mitted to the asylum at Blackfoot. B. Querry, the contractor, camo home to visit his family and inci dentally note the general conduct and apparent intentions of the New Year. Mr. Querry has a force of men engaged on a railroad contract, operations extending be tween Minidoka and the river. The Misses May Kelsey and Mae Burns were Mountain Home par ticipants in the Inaugural ball at Boise last Tuesday evening. PEACEFUL END Spark of Life Leaves Body at Fri day's Midnight Hour. The passing of William George Tripp last Saturday night at 12 o'clock, while sad in the usual sense—in fact, calling for more than the general expressions of sympathy in connection with the grief of the human heart at parting from the loved one— yet contained features of such beautiful, touching faith and resignation as is seldom wit nessed under similar circurn The knowledge that stances. he was going had no element of dissatisfaction or resentment for the young man who was closing his eyes on those he loved; but, instead, the light which shone from the windows of his soul, and the influence of "Thy will be done" which ho tenderly breathed on those throbbing hearts beside his couch, envoi oped the frame of human clay and its ascending soul in a halo too beautiful for hands of flesh to pen. Its presence changed the aspect of the room, tempo rarily, to those within—not only appearing beautiful to the sight, but penetrating the soul with an inexpressible feeling of grateful peace and love and praise for Him, Who, alone, can dry our mortal tears and give, instead, the sunshine of everlasting peace—to those who find the way. Had Mr. Tripp lived to seq February 4, 1905, he would have been 28 years of age. He was born at Port Austin, Mich. Ilis parents and four brothers live at Bad Axe, Mich., his home before coming west. He was married Sept. 27, 1904, to Clara Valeria Bunting, of Har bor Beach, Mich. Mr. Tripp first removed to the West in October, 1903, but in March, 1904, returned home on account of the sickness of his father. The sudden change of climate proved injurious, and as a result he and his bride came to Mountain Home Oct. 2, 1904, being guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hungerford. The latter is Mr. Tripp's aunt. Many times, recently, Mr. Tripp expressed gratification at having come West again. He was very sanguine of returning health, even up to Saturday morning believing that he would soon be well. At that time he walked, with the as sistance of his wife, from the tent in which he was accustomed to sleep (in order to more easily attract nature's benefits) into the house. He never tired of praising his wife and express ing his gratitude for her unselfish devotion to his every want, stating that she was willing to give up her life for him. He was a firm believer in God, never expressing a doubt as to the wisdom of the divine will nor the manner iu which His wishes are carried out. "God's will be done,'' said he, as the breath of life was slo wly but surely leaving his body. He was a worker in the M. E. Church, and belonged to the M isonio and Maccabee fraternities. The Masons attended the funeral yes terday afternoon in a body, and con ducted the services at the cemetery, taking charge at the Congregational Church after ltev. C. E. Mason had preached the funeral sermon. The Eastern Star also attended In a body, Mrs. Tripp being a member of that or der. The members of her Sunday School olass teudered their sympathy and affection by attending collectively. There were many beautiful floral of ferings. It was the young man's de sire to be buried here. father and mother, four brothers and four si8ters iu Michigan, will remain at the Hungerford home here for the balance of the winter. Mrs. Tripp, who has, in addition to Mrs. Mary Farraday came in from Three Creek last Tuesday on her way to the residence of her son, C. B. Farraday, in Boise, whose home was filled with gloom two days before Christmas by the death of his wife. Sheriff Fountain returned Thursday from Huntington with two men charged with breaking into a boxcar at Medbury and tak ing 30 pairs of shoes and 17 coates, which they sold to Jap laborers. over H. D. Wilbur yesterday began the erection of a frame building ground adjoining his residence, where he will open a confectionery. Later he contemplates putting up a brick building. D. W. Bryant, charged with at tempted rape at Glenn's Ferry, was bound over to the District Court by Justice Swan. It is al leged that he is a deserter from the army. . W. E. Ilershey, a cousin of J. B. Eyster, left Harrisburg, Pa., eral days ago for this place and is about due now. He will be in the barber shop with Mr. Eyster. Edith Mason, Lail Nieukirk and Esther Longfellow, who spent a few days at Glenn's Ferry as guests of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer T. Smith, turned Friday noon. The children had a very enjoyable visit. The Loveridge boys returned from their eastern trip, being companied by their counsin, Miss Phoebe Simmons of Parnell, Mo. Russell Hill was given prise party Friday evening, the young man's Bister and Orin Un derwood being thq leading spirits. J. B. Eyster installed a Golden Gem illuminating apparatus last week. He is well pleased with the new light, which, he says, is very satisfactory. A little girl came Wednesday to bring increased sunshine and happiness into the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dan'l McLaughlin. Mrs. St.Claro of Silver City, who has been visiting her sis ters, Mrs J. D. Whitson and Mrs. R. W. Smith, returned home Friday. Esther Pence, baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Pence, has been dangerously ill for a week. She was better yesterday. Some beautiful Torchon and Mat Board received at Republican office with last consignment of stock, which arrived Saturday, Jack Crandall, who has been in Eyster's barber shop for the past two months, went to Baker City, Ore., last week% Mr, and Mrs. Wm. Ward came up from Glenn's Ferry gpsterday. on sev re ac a sur HAND OF DEATH Again Reaches Out and Closes Dread Fingers on Bruneau Family. Horace Modrel Lawson, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. H.D. Lawson of Bruneau, died last Friday, Jan. 6, from typhoid fever. His sickness was was of short duration, he hav ing come to Mountain Home only a little over a week previous to the end. He was born June 2, 1885, and would, therefore, have been 20 years old had he lived until the next anniversary of his birth. In addition to father and mother, he is mourned by three brothers and a little sister—Lester, Park, Al bert and Buelah. The funeral was held Saturday at the home, Rev. C. E. Mason officiating. Inter ment was in the Bruneau cemetery* where two of his childhood com panions only recently preceded him—John Quincy Adams and his sister Pearl. The affliction thus visited upon the young man's rel atives is particularly sad, as the father, who, for weeks, has been struggling against typhoid fever, was still too weak to follow his son's remains to the grave. Horace had an exceedingly affectionate disposition. During his sickness he often drew his mother's face down to his and repeatedly kissed the quivering lips, the while mur muring words of endearment. He realized he was about to leave the ones beloved, and so stated. "We must all die, though," he said, striving to he resigned. At the last he turned his thoughts to the heavenly Father, invoking the mercy and love of Jesus, which brought some little comfort to the mother's heart. BROKEN LEG Deep Rut in the Road Results in a Paintul Accident. J. M. Waterhouse of Hot Spring is nursing a broken leg, the result of an accident while out driving last Friday. The wheels of the vehicle entered a deep rut at a crossing in the road, and at the same time the horses made a sharp and unexpected turn. The buggy was overturned, with the result above noted. On Christmas Eve another buggy was upset on account of this same rut, the occupants being Arthur, Mattie and Grover Pence. They sustained a painful shaking up, but escaped serious injury. Marion Daniels' youngest child reported quite sick with pneu monia. They brought the little boy in from the ranch last week. Mr. and Mrs. Hulbert, for merly of Shoshone but now of Glenn's Ferry, visited Mountain Home last week. Justice of the Peace Frank Knox of Glenn's Ferry had business in the county seat Friday. Horace Glonn, a well known rancher of Elmore County, came in to the County seat Fri day. Mrs. Jones of Bruneau, aunt Mrs. W. A. Reynolds, has been visiting in town a week. L. A. Underwood has been un der the weather for several days..