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Pure/ Y/C. t ■ s&x: • • • Royal ^ Baking Powder Improves the flavor and adds to the healthfulness pH of the food i i 5TJ V. ROYAL % 5 BAKMG i] i If! Absolutely Pure I I ELMORE COUNTY REPILICAN OFFICIAL PAPER OF MOUNTAIN HOME PUBLISHED .SATURDAYS NORLLL & JACOBSON, PROPS GEO. JACOBSON, EDITOR SUBSCRIPTION RATES Per Year, in Advance,.. Six Months, in Advance, Mailed to any part of the United States without extra charge. $ 2.00 1.00 Entered as Second Class matter December 21, 1909, at the Post Office at Mountain Home, Idaho, under the Act of March 3,1879. It is now up to the Capital News and the Idaho Statesman to convince ♦ he people of Idaho which of the two really ought to have the credit of exposing the land board scandal first. After a democratic regime which has lasted for 14 years in the mayor ship of St Paul, that city has re cently elected a republican mayor by 4000 majority. The Kexburg Standard flopped over into the republican ranks. Well, the Standard is not the only flopster in the state that likes to turn hand springs. In an editorial on "good fellowship' the Statesman has the following to say in part: "It was pleasant to hear of the lurge irrigation enterprises that are getting in shape in Elmore county; of the growth of what was a little hamlet a few years ago to a pros perous town; of the orchards being planted and the mines that are be ing developed, hear, as we did yesterday, from one of the experienced fruit specialists, formerly of Wenatchee, and now of Elmore county, a man of wide ex perience who is giving his best thoug to fruit conditions and the opportuni ties here, that ours is a state of the most wonderful possibilities in fruit and other things, and that he had chosen our part of Idaho because it revealed the very best of these pos sibilities." It was pleasant to In the so called high society of this country there Is an Increasing tendency to ape the manners customs of the old world, and like most imitations there Is a good deal of sham and much that is offensive about it. peculiar customs and its no less pe culiar way of regarding all outside of Its pale as in every way Inferior may be tolerated in lands where it has been entrenched for centuries, but it is simply an exotic in this coun try and altogether out of place. A good whiff of pure American dem ocracy is sadly needed in some quar ters to purify the social atmosphere. and An aristocracy with its That contentment which means sat sfactlon with present conditions is rather a curse than a blessing, for it -aps energy, stifles ambition and tol erates with good natured indifference existing abuses, ment is that which, while thankful for progress made, for better condi lons of life, and for every blessing r.ceived, yet realizes that improve ment io still possible and determines m wholesome and wise ways to se cure that improvement. The real content A cottage of four rooms can hold as much happiness as a many room od mansion, and in actual experience it usually holds more. The talk in some quarters of the near establishment of regular routes of air ships is probably nothing more as yet than the imagination of some enthusiastic aeronauts. .Judging from the numerous mishaps to both navi gators and machines the day for pas senger travel by an aeroplane or bal loon is still remote, is instituted the old proviso, "Wind and weather permitting" will be in (rder. will be content to go from one place to another by the old established methods. Whenever it In the mean time travelers We love flowers for what they are, "'pretty daughters of the earth and sun," as Sir Walter Raleigh so quaint ly named them, and charm in their loveliness, whether we look upon them in the well cultivated garden or in the wild freedom of woods and meadows they constantly speak of beauty, frag rance and brightness—qualities that ought to find expression in the life of every person. There is witchery and No wonder that Anthony Drexel left New York in disgust at the high price of living in that city. It must not be forgotten that although he possesses many millions of dollars he is going to have n foreign noble man for a son-in-law, and such in-laws are generally more expensive ihan the cost of living. son New Jersey judge recommends di vorce for the husband because he has a "wayward, peevish and exacting wife." California judge decides a man is not required to pay his wife's pew rent. Doe-< this not add to the ad Here Here women can Here, too, it is not so diffi cult to get a divorce, but as the wo men vote the judges are prudent in iheir deductions. Come to Idaho and enjoy the salubrious climate, the uni versal franchise, the sweet freedom, the Carey act, the divorce act and the good and bad actors.—Statesman. vantages offered by Idaho, hubby must pay. vote. Whatis the good of having facul ties if we do n ot improve them? Unimproved faculties gradually ceaea ( o exist simply because they are un improved, one can dispute. That is a law which no The man who stands at the street corner and idles away his time in foolish gossip is never of any use to the town in which he lives. Usual ly he grumbles and finds fault with e.-ery thing under the sun. man lives l.i a chronic state of dis couragement and gloom. Such a if the day looks kinder gloomy An'your chances kinder slim, if the situation's puzzlin' An' the prospects awful grim, An' perplexities keep pressin' 'Till all nope is nearly gone,— Just biistle up and grit your teeth, An' keep on keepin' on. —Ex. Fourth "Get Together" Luncheon. (Continued from page one.) 1 I ees of engineers aiming to put water on all of tins land. We think that this is one of the best sections the state and we feel that at no far distant date, the people of southern Idaho will recognize the fact. "All the towns in southern Idaho should be in close touch with one an other. There should not be any feel ing of jealousy, there should be feeling that if another town gets boom that it is not deserving of and the people at all times should work together for the advancement of the entire country. Mountain Heme, that any advancemet you make in Boise we are helped and if we enjoy a greater degree prosperity than another town, it will uelp Boise just the same. We like to meet occasionally and pat one-an other on the back and tell of the :;reat work that is being done.'' F. G. Ticknor was the next speak er introduced. "We wish to thank the Boise Commercial club," he said, "for the privilege of appearing here before you. I think that these meet ings will do a great deal of good. We have a great many things in common and we are glad to come here and tell you of wlhat is going on. Moun tain Home has the most ideal loca tion on the main line. We also hav fire soil, which cannot be beaten any place in the country and the fu ture is very bright down there.'! i.ese meetings if seems to me, promote business interests in Southern Id <ho 1 caution you people of Pot to k<ep on hustling as you have been, for U you don't we will get your 'goat. We are doing a big business and are going to keep on progressing. "The Sunuyside company has as We feel, sured us that this project is going through. tain 67,000 acres of excellent farm land. This will mean for cer The Twin Falls company will be ready to deliver water to a large percentage of the tract next year and the ladt project, which will accrue to Elmore county, is that v^hich will take the waters from the South Boise. The country will very soon enter up on an era of the greatest possible prosperity. Ed Helfrich was then introduced and spoke on the tributary resourc es of Mountain Home, that the town of Mountain Home ex tends from one end of the country to the other and away down in the Ne vada section, hidge is going to be a good camp, al though the reports for the last month have not been as favorable as the '"Twin He stated Falls We get all the "As a proof of what we can do in the way of shipping by freight, the records show that in 1909 over 7, < 00,000 lbs of freight were hauled to lhe South Snake river country from Mountain Home. This country of ours is building up very faBt and the prospects are the most wonderful that we have ever been confronted with. .lust the other day a car load of trees arrived in MountainHome for a Grand View project. This means that therd are 60,000 more fruit trees for our section of tlie country which will be put on 1000 acres. "Insofar as the mining sections are concerned, we think we have the edge on the business from the min ing camp of Atlanta. We are in a position to furnish all the supplies for the camp, and, while Boise spent some money in fixing up the road, thd He stated that Jar people would like, tried to knock us," said Mr. Hel frich, "and to say that we were not on the map, but a few days when installing their wireless appar atus, they have had to make the trip to Jarbidge by way of MountainHome, so we have a little on Twin Falls. However, we are not kicking, we are reaching into the Elko country terri tory and we are shipping a great deal into the new camp, supplies from the Boise jobbers and for that reason the people of Boise c ught to work with might, and main to help Mountain Home all that they ago, can. teams were' not abletomakeit during the winter, while we were able to make trips into the district until the middle of February." "There is a great deal of talk about the Gilmore & Pittsburg road coming into Boise, cutting through the Sawtooth range. Why don't you business men tell these people that you want the road to come around Hot Springs, Mountain Home and Or chard and develop that country? The development of these places surely means more to you than does the Sawtooth route. You don't the railroad as much as you do the trade and you will certainly get the business if the road takes tho route have mentioned." J. F. Littooy, the last speaker of the day, was listened to with great interest, as his remarks had a pecul iar adaptable reference to the countrfl and its ultimate development. Littooy stated that he was from Wen atehee in Washington and left there want Mr. . ■! _ Rocky Bar Stage From Mountain Home by Dixie Sta tion, Pine, and Feathervllle, Rocky Bar and Atlanta, six times a week. that in May 1 to November 30. Leave Mountain Home daily, except Sunday at G am. far an feel it of will like the Arrive at Rocky Bar by 7 p. m. Leave Rocky Bar dally except Sun day at 6 a. m. Arrive at Mountain Home by 7 p. m. December 1 to April 30 Leave Mountain Home daily, except Sunday at 7 a. m. Arrive in Rocky Bar in 28 hours. Leave Rocky Bar daily except Sun day at 7 a. m. Arrive in Mountain Home in 28 hrs. no a in Thurman Stage From Mountain Home to Thurman twice a week. Leave Mountain Home Tuesday and Saturday at S p. m. Arrive at Thurman by 12 m. Leave Thurman Tuesday and Satur day at 2 p. m. Arrive at Mountain Home by 6 p. m. From Thurman to Lenox, 22 miles, once a week—Tuesdays. Oreana 8tage From Mountain Home by Grand View and Castle Creek to Oreana three times a week. Leave Mountain Mome Monday, Wed nesday and Friday at 7 a. m. Arrive at Oreana by 9 p. m. Leave Oreana Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 6 a. m. Arrive in Mountain Home by 8 p. m. Bruneau Stage From Mountain Home to Bruneau six times a week. Leave Mountain Home daily except Sunday at 8:15 a. m. Arrive at Bruneau by 1:15 p. m. Leave Bruneau daily except Sunday at 2:15 p. m. Arrive at Mountain Home by 7 p. m. This includes Hot Spring, Mahogany, Wickahoney, Riddle and Tindal. Garnet, because of the fact that the valley had reached its limit in the price of land and it at the same time reached its limit for the opportunities for a young man. "I Southern Idaho," he said "we have conditions which are to unlimited for a successful and pros perous district, precipitation and we know what we must do to get the crops; we have no fungus diseases and we have none of the difficulties which are bother Here with the We have a limited ing the middle west, use of smudging, we are able to el iininate the frosts, while in the east they have all kinds of trouble. Here, too, we have crops every year, while back in the east if they get two good crops in five years they *re satisfied. Out here we get bet ter crops every year than they get when they do get one. "You hear people talking about ov er production. There cannot be an over production without an undercon sumption and an underconsumption can only be brought about by the lack of adverttising. There are very few commercial orchards, after all, in this section of the state. We can get around this talk of over pro duction by organizing thoroughly; by letting the people know what we hav and by a consistent and thorough manner set forth and exploit our un limited advantages. "In time this entire tiact in south take lands are not aware of the con i rn Idaho w ill be cut up into five and len acre tracts. California to the front and its var ious districts? I have seem people rush from the east leaving large farms to take a ten acre tract in California, better than here, in the end, this is what will happen in southern Idaho. "One of our main duties is the ed ucation of the new farmer. What has brought The land there is no I know this, and It is up to us to tell him and teach him in every way possible so that he will get) from his farm the crops that should be gathered, demonstration meetings and and teach him in every way that we know. Most of the men that come here and We should hav® coach It means a great deal to us. ditions of the soli and the other They are, to be sure, en thtngs. thusiastic, but it needs more than en thusiasm. operaUon of the farmers who know the conditions. It needs the hearty co "lAnd let me say this to the real You should not sell .-state men. lands for orchard purposes unless you have deep-rooted convictions that the lands are all right for that purpose, for these lands w'hich you will sell •vill stand as monuments which will eventually result in the down fail of this country. "The possibilities of horticulture in Elmore county are wonderful. The Grand View, King Hill and Medbury tracts are all excellent and there are thousands of acres being put into or chards. the state, as the conditions there are the very best, the old orchards must stand as a guide for the new farmer, old farms must stand as examples This country should lead But remember that These JL The pick of the famous Greely District. WHITE RURAL Sorted and screened espe cially for seed. SEED POTATOES Call or write for samples and prices. BENNETT BROS. S. C. WHITE ORPINGTONS Birds of Quality and Breeding j t ilfea fM f Why satisfy yourself with common fowls, when you can raise birds like these as cheap? v m Eggs delivered in city $1.50 per 13 Eggs packed for shipment $2.00 per 15 0 Phone 165-1 C#/ H. A. BEACH, Breeder. to the newcomer. In concluMon I want to tell you, that we must all get in and work together. We must magnify the whole of this country, rather than any one community and we must feel that co-operation is absolutely neces sary." "WILL YOU HELP TO BUILD THE FENCE This sentence, flashing from sign hoards, from street car bulletins, fron all sorts of advertising mediums, has the people of Spokane, Seattle and Tacoma guessing last w:ek, had them asking "What fence," "Whose fence?' etc., or commenting, "Clever adver tising that, wonder what the answer is." The mysterious sign appeared so often that it became a by-word. Mys erious hammering in the next room, ; ny unexplained noise, was referred to all over the three cities as "Must be somebody helping to build the fence." When an advertisement catch es on, it catches on to stay. Not until Sunday was the fence explained and the joke of it was that it was a free advertisement, nobody paid a (ent for it, and the people who pay real money to get before the public nish they could think of anything half as good. "Will you help to build the fence" was the beginning of a publicity cam paign by a state wide charity, the Washington Childrens' Home Society, which is asking the charitable people cf the state to give it an endowment tund of $500,000, so that it may ear ly on its good work of saving home less children and finding homes for them, without having to be constant ly soliciting aid. about the fence referred to a little al legory in which the society is likened to a fence around a cliff, which kept 'ittle children from falling over and being maimed or killed. The good work of the Washing ton Childrens' Home society is well known in every part of the state, the bill posting companies, printers and newspapers have all given their help to the campaign for an endow ment fund. The work was started in the large cities, but will be extend ed to corners of t he state. The so ciety has saved the tax payers many thousands of dollars in the fourteen years of its existnece by making pub lic orphanages unnecessary. Every homeless child is taken into the re ceiving homes of the society, clean ed up and cared for until some good home is found, where the child is adopted and brought up by loving par ents. The society has received several substantial lump sums for its endow ment, and hundreds of small contrib utions. A number of large philanthror ists have contributed sums which are kept as a separate fund, bearing the donor's name. Statistics show that the care of each homeless child, from the day it is taken in by the socie ty until the day when it is placed in a private family, costs but $100 on th average, hence each $100 contributed to the work cares for the life hap piness and welfare of some homeless youngster. The catch line so The society is now handling hun dreds of cases each year, placing average of one child'a day in a good home, and often caring for other lit tle tots temporarily, while their par ents are unable to keep them and the ending them back to their own fath ers and mothers. The "Help built the fence" campaign will do much to put the society on solid ground fin ancially, and to show that advertis ng and publicity are valuable, to a charitable society. an Last week a column of local news "'as inadvertently omitted from the paper. They will be found in anoth ( ' r column this issue, even DAY SERVICE ON JUNE 1ST ThatMountain Home willhave day electric service June 1st is an as sured fact. Manager Lewis is busy making the necessary arrangements for putting on a day current. 'vill be good news to a great many in the city who need power of some kind This gasoline is high ed and very unsatisfactory to most reople who do not have time tience to bother with a bucking gas as pric or pa Our geniel townsmen, E. M. Wolfe and F. G. Ticknor went to Boise last week to attend the Boise Commercial club luncheon armed with long speech es of good things about Mountain Home and Elmore county and a cop per half tone of their smiles. The cuts of course went into Idaho Statesman and at first glance we thought they were Mrs. McSorley's twins, but on second look found they were none other than the above mentioned gentlemen and by the way, Ptofessor Littooy was al so there with a lot of nice words for IBs country, but whether he had not taken the precaution to bring his im age along or trusting that he might be able to find it in the rogue's gal lery we do not know, but it failed to appear in the ably the genial professor feared they might be mistaken for triplets. respective the Statesman. Prob Among items that were ditched last week was the wedding of Miss Lyda Colthorp, of Mountain Home, end Henry Little of Boise, which took place last week at the home the groom had made ready in Boise. Miss Colthorp is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Colthorp who are among the older residents of Mountain Home, and has grown to womanhood here and she has a large circle of friends *o wish her a pleasant journey thru life. Mr. Little, a former resident ot Mountain Home, but now of Boise, is an estimable young man, haviiu^^ been raised in Mountain Home whM^« his friends are joined by the Repub- * lican in congratulations. Things arc good to us not accord ing to their extent but according to •'e use we make of them to help Mere possession amounts to little, but the right use of what we possess is a great deal. thers.