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It Will Pinch, but There Is no Wis
dom in Running.
^ Some Bcores of men have come
to Mountain Home and vicinity in
the past few months, with the in
tention of making permanent lo
cations here. The greater part of
1 these people are from North Da
kota, and all from the prairie
states. Most of them have already
located on lands. Some of them
have brought their families, and
others expected to do so in the
Now the failure of the snow
crop—Idaho's most important crop
—and the consequent prospect of
an insufficient water supply, has
filled the minds of some of them
with gloom and discouragement
and perplexity. The unfavorable
outlook for this season is not to be
denied. No good can come to any
legitimate interest from pretending
that we have now any reasonable
prospect of water enough to raise
a full crop here this season.
But the discouraging conclu
sions drawn from these phenom
enal conditions by 6ome of these
people, and the despairing view of
the status of their enterprises, are
not justified by the real facts.
They arise chiefly from a lack of
understanding of the actual con
ditions in Idaho, and a failure to
these conditions with
those prevailing in the countries
which they have left. They hap
pened to meet an extreme con
dition at the time they changed
locations; and they are in danger
of being influenced by an extreme
view of the difficulties before them,
forgetting those from which they
From recent observations of A.
Loveridge, Solon McCoy, T. G.
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Boardman, Marion Daniels and
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others, which could be reinforced
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by the recollections of \\. J. iur
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ner, Geo. P. Hall, A. W. Lockman,
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A. M. Hall, G. W. Fletcher, W. A.
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Reynolds, Commodore Jackson and
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a host of others, we are reminded
that there has never been, since the
settlement of the country, but one
when there was such a
scarcity of water aB there is likely
to be this year. That, we believe,
was 1889. With the improved
facilities for storage, it is extreme
ly unlikely that the new settlers
who hold steady through this year
will live to see another such
Drouths are of frequent occur
rence, and sometimes very severe,
in the prairie states. One great
difference between a drouth here
and one there is this: There the
farmer has no forewarning of the
douth until he has squandered his
ei rj and the labor of plowing and
cultivation, and his crops have
nearly reached the time of ma
turity; and then a great share of
that outlay goes for nought. Here
* if a drouth does occur, it occurs in
the winter, and the farmer knows,
the same as in normal seasons, the
basis upon which he can make his
Better follow the advice of Ham
cash prices paid for all
kinds Hides, Furs and
Pelts. Apply office
let, and "bear the ills we have,
than fly to others that we know"—
only too well, and which far ex
ceed those which confront us here
A slight improvement in general
conditions has already occurred
since the above was put in type.
Some snow has fallen in the moun
tains and the valleys have been
visited by beneficial showers.
While the outlook, as previously
stated, is not very encouraging at
the present time, still, it is within
the scope of possibility that no one
will be seriously injured, after all.
Wedding of Popular Young Couple
During Coming Week.
Announcement is made of the
marriage—on Wednesday, March
29, 1905—of Lawrence J. Weaver
and M'ss Mabel Lucella Payne.
Rev. C. E. Mason will perform the
ceremony at the Congregational
church, after which a reception
will be held at the home of the
bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.
Miss Payne has been a popular
member of Mountain Home so
ciety and musical circles for sev
eral years, including, among her
other accomplishments, that of
newspaper writer. In this capac
ity she has been of valuable assist
ance to her father in the publica
tion of the Herald. At the last
annual session of the Idaho Press
Association at Boise, Miss Payne
read a paper on "The Evolution of
Woman in Journalism," which was
well received. The groom is inter
ested in the gold dredging oper
ations at Grandview, on the Snake
river. He is a nephew of Gen.
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Saturday evening the Misses
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Mellen and Tanner entertained, at
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the residence of Mr. and Mrs
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Thomas Mellen, the function
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being in honor of the bride
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and groom, and this after
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noon the Entre Nous Club will
a rece pij on j n honor of Miss
p ayn e, at the residence of Mrs. A.
Village Marshal Tanner ten
dered his resignation early last
week, and was succeeded by Chas.
Turner. Mr. Tanner has decided
to wield the shears which separate
the sheep from their winter over
It will bring rich, red blood, firm
fleBh and muscle. That's what
Hollister's Rocky Mountain Tea
will do. Taken this month, keeps
you well all summer. 35 cents,
Tea or Tablets Roscoe W. Smith. *
Little Shedden Pryde of Rock
Springs, Wyo., nephew of Mrs. C.
E. Mason, died of spinal meningi
tis the 15th. Mrs. Pryde visited
in Mountain Home last summer
and many will remember the little
fellow of three years of age. The
baby daughter in the same family
is dangerously sick.
Milk can be obtained from, and
will be delivered in evening by,
Mrs. Phelps Whitney.
! at the W.a Reynolds residence.
Friday afternoon the Junior En
deavor Society gave a Dime social
Dr. W. F. Smith visited the
Ferry last week.
Home, Idaho: Tuesday,
TUMOR ON BRAIN
Ray Bailey Succumbs to a Number of
Raymond Edwin Bailey, son of
Mrs. Peter Anson, died at 3 o'clock
Wednesday morning, March 15,
The boy was born at
Crookston, Minn., August 14,1894,
where his father, Charles Bailey,
died 9 years ago. The latter's
father and mother, Mr. and Mrs.
W. D. Bailey, live here, Mr. Bailey
having supervised the construction
of the great Long Tom irrigation
About 4 years ago Ray was
knocked down by a wheelman,
sustaining injuries which resulted
in curvature of the spine. Other
complications followed, and about
10 days ago he was stricken with
brain fever. The physicians worked
untiringly to save the little fellow's
life, but the odds were too great to
be overcome. Indications of im
provement appeared at times, only
to be followed by reactionary spells.
At 5 o'clook Tuesday afternoon he
appeared to be better, but at 11 p.
m. he suffered a sinking spell from
which the doctors revived him,
and at 3 o'clock Wednesday morn
ing he passed away while the phy
sician was being summoned from
an adjoining room.
Ray was a bright boy, and was
very popular with his schoolmates.
He was in Miss Barrett's room—
the 4th grade—which was dis
missed for the day of the funeral,
last Thursday. Services were held
at the Anson residence at 2 p. m.,
Rev. C. R. Waite officiating. Pall
bearers were selected from the lad's
classmates. They were Henry
Horning, Elmer Person, Elmer
Turner, Marvin Turner, Lorey
Lahtinen, Fred Jackson.
On account of the peculiar na
ture of this case the physicians
were anxious to make a post n^or
tem examination. This was done,
disclosing an immense tumor on
the brain. In addition to this the
heart was seriously affected.
Mahara Bros. Have Unexcelled Aggre
One of the newest departures in
the school of modern minstrelsy is
the engagement by Mahara Bros,
of three musical stars who, as yet,
have not been seen nor heard, except
in concert work, in which field
they have reputations as musicians.
Music is but a part of the Maha
ra Bros, entertainment this year.
Many other and novel features are
offered, among the better known
being Gordon C. Collins, well re
membered as a knock-about com
edian and dancer; Walter Max
well, trick bicyclist, and John
English, hoop-controller, both of
whom defy all the laws of gravity;
Leroy Bland, ballad singer; Pettie
& Mathews, topical songsters; and
They will be at the opera house
tonight—Tuesday, March 21.
There are 35 people, big lady
choruB, band of 16, orchestra of 8.
Street parade at .noon. Prices
50, 75, $1.
Saturday afternoon a number of
prominent men met at the office of
E. M. Wolfe, Esq., to discuss the
feasibility of artesian water in this
section. In addition to Mr Wolfe,
March 21, 1905
those interested were Levi Mellon,
Ben Quarry, Ben Boss, J. A. Pur
till, Chas. Turner, C. Nicholson,
Chas. Porter, Casper Hein, and a
number of others whose names were
not learned. Reports of the U. S.
Experimental Officer were read,
and after a short discussion the
meeting was adjourned until Fri
day at 8 p. m.
If taken this month, keeps you
well all summer. It makes the
little ones eat, sleep and grow. A
spring tonic for the whole family.
Hollister's Rocky Mountain Tea.
35 cents, Tea or Tablets. Roscoe
W. Smith. *
Business Affairs of Chris. Baltzer
to be Closed Up.
E. M. Wolfe, Esq., went to Sil
ver City Monday, accompanied by
John Mitchell of Bruneau, for the
purpose of securing an order from
the Probate Court authorizing the
sale of the property of Chris. Balt
zor, who is now in a sanitarium in
Mr. Mitchell is the guardian of
the person and estate of Baltzer,
who, last July or August, was re
turned to his home in the old coun
try on account of his mental con
dition. The estate consists of con
siderable ranch property, and a
store, hall, etc., at Bruneau. Balt
zer's cousin, a man named Chris
tianson, lives at Bruneau; hiB
mother and sister are in Bavaria.
who is Guardian
Mitchell's attorney, will return
Thursday. It is expected that the
sale of property will be held in two
or three weeks.
The School Trustees met last
Wednesday and appointed teachers
for the coming year as follows:
Bailey of Clear Lake, Iowa.
Grammar Grade, Miss Cora
Fifth and Sixth Grades, Miss
Fourth Grade, Miss Minnie Tan
Third Grade, Miss Gertrude
Second Grade, Miss Dona Harris.
Assistant Superintendent and
Primary teacher were not selected,
the matter going over to a future
next State Encampment
of the Royal Neighbors will be
held in Mountain Home on Tues
day, April 11,1905.
Little Camas Phone.
Charlie Abbott ( he of the ge
nial smile) returned Sunday from
Little Camas, where the telephone
squad finished work Saturday.
Service can now he had with that
section without necessitating the
roundabout Boise connection. The
central station is in J. W. Bailey's
Mrs. Mary Hendricks announces
her Millinery opening on Monday,
March 27. *
A few head of stock will be ta
ken 1° pasture for the summer by
20-29 F* L. Whitney.
i a8 t night's train, having coin
pleted the Rosenheim foundation.
Wm. Reader left for Weiser on
Work Important to Idaho Planned
for the Future.
W. C. Howie, Esq., of Mountain
Home, is again president of the
State Dairy, Pure food and Oil
Commission for the next two years.
The other members of the com
mission are A. F. Hitt, secretary;
Hon. W. H. Gibson (Secretary of
StateJ, Prof. A. McPherson and
Prof. H. T. French. Prof. Mc
Pherson is also Horticultural in
spector, Bee Inspector, and Sealer
of Weights and Measures. The
Commission recently met in Boise
for reorganization, after which a
joint meeting was held with the
State Board of Horticultural in
The Pure Food Commission is
to hold a meeting on April 11,
when a State Chemist will bo ap
pointed and the location of a
laboratory decided upon. A num
ber of other important matters will
also come up at that time.
Dr. George E. Noble of Boise
has been appointed State Veterina
rian. Recently Dr. Noble, Col. G.
S. Hickox (agent in charge of the
Bureau of Animal Industry in the
Western States,) and Dr.
Melvin ( Assistant Chief of the
Bureau in Washington, D.C.) held
a conference with Gov. Gooding.
A plan for future work was out
lined, which promises much for the
stock industry of Idaho.
Dr. Noble and Col. nickox have
opened offices in the Merino block
in Boise. The latter will divide his
time between Boise and Salt Lake.
A clerk will be in attendance in the
Boise office at all times.
veterinary law meets
the approval of the officials, and a
vigorous war is to be waged espe
cially against sheep scab and con
among horses and
Village Elc< lion.
The Village Board held
cial meeting Saturday forenoon,
and appointed the following officers
to serve in connection with the
coming Village election:
Registrar, Mrs. Carrie Olsen.
Judges: D. W. FitzwatorJ Mrs.
Millie E. Longfellow, and Mrs.
Distributing clerk, Mrs. Mary
Checking clerk, Mrs. Carrie 01
The election will he held on
Tuesday, April 4, and the polls
will he open from 9 a. m. to 7 p. m.
According to a new law. the officers
elected at this election will Berve
for a term of two years, and elec
tions in all towns and villages
hereafter will he biennial.
If you cannot eat, sleep or work,
feel mean, cross and ugly, take
Hollister's Rocky Mountain Tea
A tonic for the sick.
There is no remedy equal to it. 35
cents, Tea or Tablets. Roscoe W.
J. E. Crutchfield is building an
addition to his residence.
ie given you for your money when
you buy a 'LONGLEY 'HAT.
Get one now from our new Btock.
Idaho Commercial Co., Ltd.
HARNESS FOR SALE
Set of double harness for sale ab
Garrett & DeCoursey's stable. *
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