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Premier Idaho Farmer Turns
Sage Brash Into Model Farm
The business manager of the The
Moscow Post had occasion on a recent
trip to Gooding, Idaho, to make an ex
cumtou through the 1000-acre farm
owned and ojierated by Ex-Governor
Frank li. Gooding, Republican nomi
nee for senator.
We had often heard people remark
as to the democratic spirit of Gever
nor Gooding, hut until that time we
had never had tin 1 pleasure of experi
encing It.
In the midst of the busy prepara
tions for the coming campaign, in the
the midst of tlie busy season oiierutiug
his farm, in the midst of a morning's
work relative to patriotic government
affairs in which the governor hus taken
an active interest, he stopped every
thing and with a spirit of cordiality
seldom equalled ho proceeded to enter
tain the visitor.
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He is not like most men who have
made their fortunes; he never stops
working Early In the morning found
him at his office busy turning out the
daily grist of correspondence.
nie governor believes that every in
quiry and very nearly every letter
should have his liersonul attention, and
frorn the amount of correspondence
that was heaped on ids desk this one
task alone would consume most of his
time If he did not have the capacity of
doing twice as much work as the aver
age man.
As I said liefore, when I introduced
myself the governor dropped every
thing and devoted ids whole time to
entertaining mo. This was quite a
novelty, for the average uewspaper
man is usually told to have a chair
and "I will talk to you when I have
tiine," but not so with the governor,
With a hearty "Hop In and we will go
and see the ranch," we wen* off on a
trip that later proved to be a memor
aide one. On our way we passed
Gooding College, a school that was
niado possible by the gifts of this great
benefactor. At prosent one large build
bU f tTOm
he roomVrnwtn 1 'iT 5 ?""
for the rapid growth to which such an
institution will naturally expand.
Our next stop was at the ranch, and
it. is one like you road about, situated
throe miles from the enterprising little
city that gets Its name from Idaho's
foremost citizen, its broad acres cover
an eximnse of territory that has been
brought up from sage brush and deso
la tion to the highest degree of cultiva
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Consign your next shipment to us
and get all the advantages af an
exceptional selling service.
We can always furnish Stock Cattle. Write for our
weekly market letter.
F. W. Murphy Commission Co.
Spokane Union Stock Yards
Spokane, Washington
Inland Abstract & Trust Co., Ltd.
R. F. FULTON. Manager
tion, all through the sheer energy of
tilts master man.
The lieautlful lands an* covered with
crops that mean the very life of our
country during this trying period. The
hundreds of acres were dotted here
and (here with immense stacks of tiay
and with Iteautiful cornfields, the like
of which have never been duplicated
In this state. One hundred and twenty
acres constitute the governor's corn
crop this year. Planted about the 1st
of June this corn has grown more rap
idly than a 12-year-old boy, until now
it stands high above the average man's
head. And such ears, filled out to the
very tip with firm kernels of one of the
nation's most necessary products. All
of the com is used for silage purpooeo.
Three immense" concrete silos measur
ing 22 fiet inside by 44 feet high are
ust*d to bouse the ensilage, and the
governor Is planning on building still
another before the season is over, to
care for the immense crops. Nothing
hut modern machinery is used for the
caring of the crop, even to the operat
ing of an immense motor to run the
silage cutter.
It was with this motor that the gov
ernor demonstrated the fact that he
was not afraid to get out and work
with the men that he employs. They
were havfng trouble with the belt
when he arrived on the scene. It kept
continually slipping off and the men
apparently were not able to locate the
trouble, lint Mr. Gooding, or "Frank,"
as nil the ranch hands called him,
soon Hjxittcd It; and with a "Give me a
crowbar here on this side and you
take one on the other; we will shove
this thing back a ways." they were af
ter It, the governor down on his knees
in the dirt, prying on that motor.. It
certainly was a sight to a man who
thought that governors nnd potential
senators never did anything hut look
sleek nnd well dressed,
content with this., however, but had to
satisfy himself ns to how the silo was
lining and up the side he went. When
lie emerged lie was a dusty, silage cov
ered man, who had found what he went
He wasn't
Seeing that the governor was not
to £,> U p | n to the silo I had the
„.urage try the same thing; and
,, l( . re , *a W 01le ()f the most novel and
mbor-saviug devices that it has ever
been my pleasure to see. One man
and twenty head of rams, driven round
and rouml by two shepherd dogs, were
tramping the ensilage. This, the gov
ernor explained, made it possible to
keep the grain in better shaix*.
Thp Bover nor has had such exeep
tional success at raising com that we
>u ., k(>(1 hlm how he dld it> aiul thls la
the way : First, thoroughly irrigate
the land before planting; then after
the com has been planted, when it
reaches a height of four inches, use a
common spiked tooth harrow and har
row thoroughly until free from weeds,
Then let it grow until It has reached
twenty inches in height and then culti
vote tin* ground very thoroughly. Do
not water the com until it begins to
show signs of the leaves curling at the
end of a hot day. Then water it very
thoroughly and cultivate until it is
shoulder high. Ten days after eultt
va tion irrigate it again' nnd then lay
it by.
To this means the governor attri
butes ids success in raising com, and
thp writpr who haa nn vprv
ne^ly In the midrt of^Howa œrZ
field can truthfully say that the com
on the governor's ranch equals any
crop ever raised in Iowa under the
most, favorable conditions. During a
tieriod of reminiscence the governor
told of his early erperlenee with com
back in Michigan, and holding out his
hand showed a soar on the middle fln
ger which had been (»used by the Iron
husking peg. This scar was mode the
day he established a record In Michi
gan for husking 128 bushels out of the
shock. He takes great pride in his
record, as to this day it has never been
("quailed. He has found that the best
time to cut com for silage purposes
is when it is in the dent.
After leaving the cornfields and the
Immense silos we went through the
sheep sheds. These, it is said by ex
perts, are the most modern sheds of
this nature in the western states. They
are all equipped with electric lights
and cover a territory of 3,000 square
feet. On the center of each shed is a
railroad track with mlnature railway
cars which are transported by horses.
These cars are used to haul hay, chop
lied feed and ensilage which is blown
into bins. Everything is kept under
cover, even to the bedding that is
used for the sheep. Along either aide
of the sheds are small water troughs
which convey fresh water to ail the
Mr. Gooding is a great believer in
livestock as the "best bet" for the
farmer of today and this is typified
by the great flocks of sheep that he
owns at the present time, by the ex
traordinary dairy herd that he keeps
on his place and by the well-groomed
horses that are seen everywhere your
eye travels.
The governor's life, however, has not
always been one of prosperity, for on
the way to the magnificent ranch that
he now operates he pointed out to the
writer the place where Mrs. Gooding
and he homesteaded through one of
the coldest winters that Idaho has ever
known, 18811, and it was with a feel
ing of the deepest reverence that he
touched upon this subject, for it was
there that he laid the foundation for
the successful career that he has since
that tlie corner stone for the metrop
olis of Gooding was laid ; it was here
that this man first saw the vision of a
great and wonderful state with natur
al resources ns yet not nearly devel
This was a flitting climax for a trip
such as mine had been. It demonstrat
ed in a fitting way what a man can do
if he has the energy, nerve and belief
in an undertaking.
In closing let me ddd just, one per
sonal viewpoint gained by the writer
from spending a day with thiR man.
Mr. Gooding is a farmer; as such he
has gained much of the worldly goods
that he possesses ; there Is where his
heart lays; there is where his mind is;
the farmers' interests are his inter
ests: the condition and problems that,
confront the farmers of Idaho are his
They confront him every day, year
in and year out. He has met these
problems and has overcome them with
the energy that stamps him as a man
above i*ar. Let no one tell you that he
is not a farmer ; let no one tell you that
he has not. the farmers' Interests at
heart; let no one tell you that if elect
ed and sent to Washington he will for
get the farmer. His 1000-acre ranch
as viewed by the writer will stand as a
monument to his Industry and ability
along all the lines of developing
Idaho's God-given assets—her lands.—
The Post, Moscow, Idaho.
It was on this homestead
Firm of Defenboch & Sons, Auditing
Books, Find Discrepancies.
The firm of Byron Defenbaeh &
Sons, have been auditing the books of
Bonneville county since its organiza
tion In 1011, have finished the work
and made their report to the commis
The report shows a shortage of about
$4,000 on all amounts, there being one
shortage of $2,200 in the treasurer's of
fice. Tills one does not appear fiy>tn
the face of it to be an error in book
keeping although under the existing
system that is possible. The other
shortages are matters of errors in
small accounts and shortages arising
from doing a credit business largely
done through the mails. For example,
a jierson desiring a transcript of some
document in the office or desiring
something recorded or other service
which he is entitled to receive upon
payment, of the fees, may get the work
done by writing for tt and then receive
a hill and fail to make prompt payment
oi fall to make payment at all.
In the course* of business under this
plan any firm would soon accumulate
$1.000 or $1,500 worth of accounts and
the county officiais are not different
from any others excepting that the of
ficials are bound by bond to account
foi these* collection.
If the county remit all of these al
leged bad accounts it would be opening
the way to loose methods of accounting
and making claims for losses that
No announcement has been made
yet as to what will tie done about these
various accounts and shortages,
work of the recorder, F. W. Jordan, is
highly complimented in the auditor's
An interesting summary of the re
is.rt is printed in a recent issue of the
Bonneville Republican, under the head
ing. "Bonneville County Finances,"
and a noticeable feature is that the
cr.ro of the poor is the third largest
Item of county expense In that county,
being exceeded only by the expense for
roads and bridges and conducting the
sheriff's office.
The United States civil service com
mission announces an open competitive
examination for forest rangers for
on October 28, at Orangeville,
Vacancies in the forest ser
vice will Ik* filled from this examin
ation. unless it is found in the interest
of the service to fill any vacancy by
reinstatement, transfer, or promotion.
The entrance salary for this ixisltiou
ranges from $SK)0 to $1,200 a year, ac
cording to the locality and conditions
of employment. The entrance salary
at places where the national forest ac
tivities are fully developed is ordin
arily $1,100 a year.
Practical questions aiming to test the
ability of the coiu]ietitors actually to
|K*rform the duties of a forest ranger.
Kxjierience in similar lines of work
and ability to prepare reports ui»on for
est business are essential
Statements as to education and
-icrience a re. accepted subject to veri
The examination will be given under
he su tier vision of the local forest of
ft er.
Frank Harris, Chairman of Washing
ton County Council of Defense, and
Prominent Weiser Attorney Will
Support Gooding and Davis.
Attorney Frauk Harris of Weiner,
pioneer lawyer and chairman of the
Washington county council of defense
lias exploded a bomb in the ranks of
tlie nonpartisans and the [xilLtleal par
asites following the banner of that or
ganisation, in his letter to the members
of the Washington county democratic
central committee in which he declines
to lie a candidate for prosecuting
attorney on a ticket including republi
cans disguised as democrats. This
action, bv a life-long, stalwart demo
at has spread terror through the
politicians who maneuvered to
gang L
bring about the nonpartisan success
in stealing the democratic organiza
tion. The nonpartisan leaders are well
that they have a fight on their

hands and the action of Attorney Har
ris is taken to spell disaster for them
at the polls in November.
"I cannot stand on such a ticket,
neither will I support any of its can
didates who have not been regular
democrats in the past.
••I rejoice in the fact that the re
publicans have nominated patriots for
tin" short term senatorship and gover
nor. These men will receive my hearty
supiKirt in the coming canqiaign." says
Attorney Harris, in part.
This action by attorney Harris may
be followed by many others, if their
words are a criterion of the way they
will vote. The letter written by Ah
torney Harris follows:
■'Herewith I am handing you a du
plicate of my resignation and declina
tion as a candidate for the office of

prosecuting attorney for your county.
1 cannot [tenuit the use of my name
in this connection under the existing
conditions, for the reason that I am a
democrat. When I reluctantly agreed
to accept the nomination of this office
1 had no idea that any hut democrats
would seek or receive nominations on
our party ticket, but the result of the
recent primary election has dispelled
that illusion. The returns show that
a life-long republican lias beeu placed
at tin* head of the democratic ticket, in
a contest agaiuht men whose dem
ocracy has never been questioned.
"Now to stand as a candidate on a
ticket of this kind would be equiva
lent to renouncing the principles of the
great party of which I have been a
humble niemlier during all of my
mature years; a party at whose head
stands the greatest character in the
world today, the president of the
United States.
"I am not by this letter branding all
who have taken up the Townley banner
and are blindly following him. as being
disloyalists, because such is not the
I know many good, true and
loyal men who have contributed to the
results of last Tuesday's primary elec
tion. who are as loyal to their country
as our groat president himself, but at
the same time I know that all
thizers of Mooney,
murderer of women and children in
San Francisco, and Hnywood, the re
cently convicted traitor, are the fol
lowers of this trouble maker from
North Dakota.
"I cannot stand on such a ticket,
neither will I support any of its can
didates who have not been regular
democrats in the past. I rejoice in the
fact that the republicans have nomi
nated patriots for the short term sen
atorship and governor. These men will
receive my hearty support in the com
ing campaign."—-Wallace Press Times.
the red-handed
Charles Hurley Writes Mother Stating
Success at the U. of I.
Under date of October 1st, Charles
Hurley, a graduate of the local high
school has written his mother, Mrs
Sarah Hurley, to the effect that he had
completed his physical examination
and registration and that he had
ed a perfect physical test
states :
, He further
Ma y lx* you think I wasn t
tickled ; a great number were rejected
on account of weak lungs, hearts etc
I am going to take up forestry.
"All the fellows sure treat me nice,
and I am now a mendier of the Kaii.m
. tgma fraternity and am going to Hav
drums in the orchestra. Will sleep at
the Kapim Sigma house, hut will have
to pay for my meals for a while vet*
don t know how long.
DougaId Holselaw is here and we
hunk together. Haven't any hooks Vet
and haven t had my schedule fixed up
Regular duties are to start Thursday.
I don t know- how long It will lie tiefore
1 get. to eat at the mess house.
N* throe or four weeks liefere
our uniforms.
It Will
we get
'There are four dances
week also a
Days, you know.
hero this
rnund-up—like Border
.There is ft bunch of nice, clftssv fel
lows here from Nezperce,
ami all jmrts of Idaho."
On the 2nd of October, after further
developments, Chas. again
mother as follows :
wrote his
As I am not very
busy just now It might lie a good Idea
to write once more H* fore I do get
busy. We are just a bout readv for
business now for we were all inducted
tiHlny and fixed
Don't know
will need.
up with schedules,
as yet how many liooks I
We were
„ „ required to pay
five dollars for library and students'
fund. I guess there will Ik* no
exjtenses except for books
"Relieve me it is a grand and glor
ious reelin' to know that vou are phvs
Va ; ly and mentally fit, to lx* a member
" r the S. A. T. C.. especially when
•"any others are turned down on nil
sides of you. I sure feel for the
who cannot wear a uniform.
"One lias to butt right In if la>
■rets to register. They were lin«*d
for about a half mile for examination
hut I happened to get at the head of
the Une yesterday
got through pretty quick.
First they
xaraine your eyes. nose, throat, teeth,
M *.<*n they weigh and measure you
then examine you for ruptures, 'etc.!
'lv*'i v our heart and lungs, and last
•■'I th«*v take down a description of you
and get your finger prints.
"T was prettv lucky to Is* assigned
*•> 'he Kaolin Sigma house for It is the
'«st fraf house hero, and all have tiecn
converted into barracks.
* . „ , D u»n* and
Jtcoli Briscoe were also assigned here
■si that will help some."
Dr. Koch's Remedies
Geo.'s Livery
Livery ^ Feed
Stitea, Idaho
Best Rigs in the City
Excellent Saddle Horses
Board by Day or Week
Give us a Call
I now have a complete stock at
goods and all mall orders will be
given prompt
Geo. D. Smith,
hou.se conservaton
A house that is well preserved looks good even if it is
not the latest style of a house. It is far easier and cheap
er to keep a house in constant good repair condition than
to let it run down and then repair it all at one time.
Parts subject to rot will do so very quickly if exposed to
the elements. A leaky roof if not attended to promptly
will cause extensive damage to the ceiling, walls and
floors. A house that is simply left alone will not only
run down and look delapitated, but will go to ruin in
comparatively short time. Inspect your house from
wall to roof. If you will consult our House Department
for timely hints you will save many dollars and also gain
considerable satisfaction.
W. B. McMullin, Manager
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and Childrens Coats
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Ginghams at 30c— Perçais 28c to 30c—Outing Flannels
28c to 35c—Blankets $3.20 to $4.65 per pair. We carry
Peters shoes, all guaranteed, also line of ladies and child
rens rubbers.
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