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VOL. XVI MONTPELIER, IDAHO, FRIDAY, JULY 8, 1910 No. 33 5» % §M'« "> -, - i ' i ' i/ 4 ! ;■ »ja * m K > i vMemW MML Vv 7% r w -. 1 Short Horn Herd of W. W. Richards. Owned by Mr. Richards, is one of the finest herds of Short Horns in the country—selected with care from among the best of the milk strains. Everyone of this herd of thirty is registered stock and accepted for entry in the American Short Horn herd book. Mr. Richards has made a specialty of the best milk strains and raises this grade of stock for sale to those wishing the best to be had in this line. No. Eva No. 59160; Milkmaid 2nd 591 66; Daisy No. 37141. Mr. Richards is very much interest- ed in the department of dairy inter- ests of the county and has great faith in the success of this industry here, where all conditions work to make it an ideal dairy country. Below are mentioned a few of the cows comprising the herd: Gladeola No. 37143; Idanah 3rd No. 59164; Hazel No. 59162; Her- moine No. 59163; Libbie No. 59165; The Modern Drug Co., Ltd. This handsomely appointed pharm acy was established in 1906 and oc cupies elegant quarters in the Bren nan—Davis—Poynter block. Poynter building proper which the pharmacy occupies is owned by the company and was erected at the cost of $20,000 and is one of the finest re tail drug esahlishments in Idaho. Tlie owners are Dr. D'Orr Poynter and J. O. Davis and they are citizens of the enterprising type. Dr. Poynter is a graduate of the Medico Chiruergical College of Phila delphia and has a large practice. He is a native of Kentucky and is identi fied with many of Montpelier's enter prises. Mr. Davis is a native of Idaho and previous to his connection with the Modern Drug Co. was interested in the live stock business, acting for large companies such as the Brennan A Davis company in Star Valley and on the Blackfoot; and also the Kin ney ranch at Cokeville. The Bear River Valley Land Co. This enterprising company opened offices in Montpelier in January 1910. They deal extensively in lands throughout Idaho and Wyoming, and particularly in properties in tills valley. The opportunities offered to the investors in these lands were instrumental in opening permanent quarters here and the men identified with the company are thoroughly conversant with every phase of the real estate business and are men of integrity and sound business judg ment. As boosters for Bear Lake county they must be conceded first rank. They have expended a large amount of money in advertising this section and are doing a nice business. Mr. L. 8. Trapp is the head of the company and is ably assisted by Mr. C. C. Bowers and Mr. E. L. McClare. Williams & Lewis The members of thiB well known coal firm are, Milford Williams and David A. Lewis. The firm was organized in January, 1909, and is the only firm in the county dealing exclusively in coal. They handle Kemmerer and Rock Springs coals and have this season loaded their yards to full capacity to insure against shortage of supply and to also be in the best possible condition to take care of the trade. Mr. Williams is well known here and has been a resident of the coun ty for 30 years, of Mr. Lewis who has resided here for 17 years. Likewise is this true Clark Grocery Co. W. W. Clark the proprietor of the above firm, established the same in 1908, and is well known throghout the valley, being a Bishop in the ehurch of the Latter Day Saints. Bishop Clark has served this com munity in both houses of the state legislature, during which time he served his constituents well and es tablished an enviable record. In connectiou with the grocery business the above firm also h ludlt the Tubular Cream Separator and ar also agents for the Danelsea Plow Co. G.Spongberg. One of Montpelier's most active and prominent merchants, is Mr. Ü. Spongberg. Five years ago he es tablished the grocery business now bearing his name and the large stock and careful attentton paid to the wants of the public has made this house known throughout the valley. Mr. Spongberg has resided in Bear Lake County for twenty four years and during 1806-08 served the county as a very efficient auditor and record er. B. H. Bowen Fifteen months ago B. H. Bown opened up the grocery and notion store at his present quarters and reports a prosperous business for that period. Mr. Bowen is a native of Wales, but came to Utah and then to Idaho as a boy and has been a resident of Bear Lake county for twenty years. Previous to entering the grocery business, Mr. Bowen sold farm ma chinery and also made a success of farming and horticultural ventures. Jones—Robison Co. This high class gent's furnishing establishment was organized in Jan uary, 1909. The aim of the company is to handle only merchandise of known quality and on their shelves may be found all the brands of furnisnings by which others are judged. Messrs. Jones and Robison are natives of Utali, and have been resi dents of this county for 22 and 30 years respectively. They are both boosters for Montpelier. Mr. Jones is the active manager of tlie firm, and is a member of the city council. Wm. Pendery Mr. Pendery conducts a tin shop and plumbing establishment in Mont pelier where his services are in con stant demand. He lias a natural bent for mechahicsand his long experience of 28 years in this business, marks him as a finished workman. He lias made a study of all matters pi'etain ing to his business and is an expert in his line. Mr. Pendery has been a resident of Bear Lake County for 80 years. He has been in business in Montpelier for four years and was in Paris for twenty four years. Studebaker Bros, of Utah. The Montpelier branch of this well known firm was established ten years ag< I ind is at present under the local 1 > O. S. L. Ry. Co's Club House, Montpelier management of Mr. J. C. Rich, who has been connected with the firm for three years in various capacities and lias been a resident of the county for twenty years. Studeoaker Bros, are the largest manufacturers of vehicles in the world. Nielsen's Jewelry Store. This firm is the exclusive jewelry firm of the county and was establish ed fifteen years ago, during which time a reputation for splendid quali ties and reliability of goods lias be come a household word. For five years this house lias been official inspector for watches for the Oregon Short Line Ry. Co. Mr. Frantz F. Nielsen is now as sociated with the firm and says there will he no change in the policy of conducting the business. F. C. Hansen. The grocery house of F. C. Hansen was established ten years ago and lias had a steady growth since that time. Mr. Hansen lias been a resi dent of Bear Lake County for twenty five years and is at present the treasurer of Montpelier. He lias also served as councilman and is a mem ber of tlie Masonic and Odd Fellows Orders. He is a native of Denmark and followed railroading previous to entering upon the grocery business. J. H Massey. Tlie soft drink, cigars, tobacco and store of J. H. Massey was opened in May. Mr. Massey is an engineer on the Oregon Short Line and is a mem ber of tlie B. of I,. K. and also a member of tlie Od i Fellows. Previous to his railroad experience, Mr. Massay was a coal miner in the Virginia fields and is rated as an ex pert. John G. Hoff, Sr., Georgetown. Among tlie first familes to settle in Georgetown was the Hoff family and Mr. John G. Hoff, Sr., lias been prom inent in this community for 36 years. At the ag ■ of 71 years Mr. Hoff is retired from active participation in agriculture which he followed as a vocation. He has disposed of most of his holdings of farm lands in Georg« - town, hut retains a farm of 50 acres extent, which is a model of its kind. Active in church circles of the La' ter I):iy Saints lie is councilor to Bit - hop Hayes and lias served 25 years as Superintendent of t'u Sunday school. Mr. Hoff is a Civ.l \»ar veteran and has been a resident of the county 3 i years. Ole Transtrum. Mr. Tmnstrurn, one of Bear Lake Countys' largest stock raisers and iheep men, has been a resident of his county since 1864, coming here from Hyrum, Utah, as a child. Among the properties owned by Mr. Traust ruin are ranches at North Eden, Utah, Charles, Idaho. The ■anch is owned jointly by himself and Mr. Hyrum Nebeker, and con sists of 4,000 acres devoted to hay •and grazing and the raising of sheep and cattle. The Bloomington ranch of 200 teres and the St. Charles ranch of 150 acres are also maintained for he raising of cattle and sheep. The cattle on these ranches at present number about 200 and are ••aised for beef purposes. These •anches also maintain some very fine egistered Herefords and Shorthorns, i!so about 20 head of registered Per cherons. Both cattle and horses have taken prizes at the county fair Mr. Transtrum is authority for the 'act that this county raises a grade of horses hard to beat as the climate is conducive to good wind and sound feet. Bloomington and St. North Eden About 2000 sheep and 2000 lambs constitute the present holdings in the sheep line. Lambs raised in this county and marketed in Chicago and Omaha have repeatedly topped the market for a number of years. E. M. PUGMIRE. The general merchandies store of E. M. Pugmire Charles Co-Operative store in 1890 and has become one of the leading stores in this section of the valley. Mr. Pugmire is a strong advocate for the poultry industry in this coun ty, believing It to be most remunera tive witn the fovorable and succeeded the St. conditions tried it has wherever proved a money-maker. Mr. Pugmire owns two farms in the valley, one on the outskirts of St. Charles, of 50 acre extent, de voted mostly to raising of alfalfa, and one other of 24 4 acres upoi which he raises hay. Mr. Pugmire is a Bishop in the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints and is now serving his second term as state senator, from this county. her< JOHN WINDLE Y . One of the pioneer settlers of Bear Lake valley is John Windley, who conducts a Furniture and Hardware store at St. Charles. He came to St. Charles in 1864 and shared In com mon the hardships endured by those intrepid early settlers. Charles John Windley, a son, was the first white child born in St. Charles. He was born June 3, 1864 and is now living in St. Charles. Mr. John Windley owns three mn Sr 1 : ,h; 4è i V & "T r - I « Ï JUDGE ALFRED BUDGE JUDGE ALFRED Judge Alfred Budge of Paris, is now serving his second term as Dis tiict Judge of the Fifth Judicial Dis stric comprising Bear Lake, Ban he has allowel nothing to warp his judgment, and he is today one of the cleanest men in the state of Idaho. Laymen barristers in Bear Lake. Bannock and Oneida counties are united for Judge Budge. It is freely predicted that in the not distant fu ture the electors of Idaho will have an opportunity to vote for Judge j Budge for the supreme bench. farms aggregating 100 acres devoted to hay and grain, siderable stock raising for beef pur poses. He also does con M. J. FLOYD. The general mereha,»«tlse store of M. .1. Floyd of St. Charles, was estab lished in 1904, and is lepots supplying that one of the community with a very complete line of mer chandise. Mr. Floyd is a native of Bear Lake county and has served one term as county assessor and collector. For eight years, previous to open ing the establishment in St. Charles, dr. Floyd was in the engraving busi ness in Salt Lake City. E. J. HADDOCK. The general merchandise store oi was established in H. J. Haddock 1891 and enjoys a very good bust ness. Mr. Haddock also is in the poultry business and reports tine returns from this venture. He makes a spec- ialty of Imported White Leghorns and has a brood of 200 now on hand. Eggs for hatchlng_can be had upon application. - Mr. Haddock is a native of Bloom- ington and has served the county as surveyor and coroner. J. A. FA Y UHL The general merchandise businesr of J. A. Faylor has been established under that style for three years, be ing successor to J. A. Hulme who in turn succeeded the Co-Operative Mer cantile Co., one of the first stores in' the valley. Mr. Faylor reports a good business for the past year, and he is carrying a very complete stock to supply the needs of the community. Mr. Faylor is a native of Utah and as a child went to California, but has been a resident of the county since 1878. Previous to embarking in the mer cantile business he raised stock and farmed in this vicinity. G. ESCH LEB. Located at Raymond is the fine farm of G. Eschler, comprising be tween 500 and 600 acres, devoted to stock raising and dairying. There is now on the farm a fine herd of Holstein cattle headed by the registered bull Chap De Jong No. 46693. Mr. Eschler oparates the cheese factory at Raymond and the product of this factory finds a very ready sale .owing to its superior quality. This farm is also the home of the fine brown French coach stallion No. 39 73 and the standard bred stallion Billy Durgins No. 28860. nock and Oneida counties. He is a native of Utah and has been a resident of Bear Lake county for forty years. To Democrats and Republicans alike, the announcement that District Judge Alfred Budge will accept re ncmination at the hands of the peo ple of this part of the state, comes as a pleasing piece of news. His con luct not only on the bench, but In private life has been such as to justi fy fully and completely the confidence the voters impose in him. Free from political entanglements, BEAK LAKE FAIR AND DRIVING ASSOCIATION. Organized five years ago, this suc cessful association will hold its fifth annual meet Sept. 28, 29, 30, 1910. The grounds of the association cover 22% acres of ground, and are equipped with track, grand stand, and sheds and further improvements are under consideration. A main exhibit hall is planned and will probably be erected this summer. Indications point to an unusually successful meeting on Sept. 28, 29, 30. The present officers are as fol lows: Will H. Young, president; W. Holmes, secretary; Spencer, Jr., treasurer. R. Geo. B. JOHN A. SUTTON, JR. The general merchandise store of John A. Sutton, Jr., was established eleven years ago by Mr. Sutton, who has been a resident of Bear Lake county for nearly half a century. For seven years, Mr. Sutton has run the stage between Montpelier and Ran dolph and he knows almost every foot of ground in Bear Lake county. Re cently he renewed his contract with the government for another four years, so the mails and stage service between these points will remain in the same competent hands. Genial in disposition, he has a host of friends, and a ride on the stage with him is always productive of a pleasant journey In making the route between Montpelier and Randolph, a change of horses is made at five stations as follows: Montpelier, Paris, Fish Haven, Lake Town, and Randoplh. Mr. Sutton's stables contain twenty two head of fine horses for the stage service, and be the weather and roads what they may, he has never failed to make the journey. Under stress of extra bad roads, in 'imes past, he has been known to car ry the mails on horse back. His general store in Paris, is a oopular one, and makes a specialty of groceries and furniture. ED. SUTTON. Mr. Ed. Sutton has for twenty years maintained a general black unithing shop in Paris, during which lime he has supplied the wants of Paris and environs in this line. He Is about to build a new shop to be constructed entirely of corroga ted steel on the sight of his present »hop. Mr. Sutton is a native of Paris and is at present a city council man. He is also the owner of a fine ranch one mile southeast of Paris. GEO. II. SPENCER, JR. One of Paris leading merchants is Geo. B. Spencer, Jr., and the dry goods, ladies' and gents' furnishings Emporium conducted by him is most complete and up-to-date. The building occupied by this es tablishment is one of the most sub stantial in Paris, notwithstanding it was the first business block built on this side of the valley, being original ly erected by the Co-Operative store. It was later remodeled by Mr. Spencer Into Its present commodious deminsions. Mr. Spencer is a native of Paris iml is treasurer of the Bear Lake Fair and Driving Association. Together with others, Mr. Spencer is interested in a 3000 acre ranch in township No. 16 in the southeastern corner of the valley. The prosperity of the valley is reflected, as is com mon to all merchants here, by an ex ceptionally good year in trade and this Is essentially so in the case of this establishment. JOHN NORTON. Mr. Norton of Paris conducts the only florist's establishment in the county and it was established five years ago. For ten years however he has been in the nursery business ind is au expert in this line. A native of England, he has been a resident of this county for 30 years. Previous to coming to Paris he followed farm ing on a 360 acre farm in Dingle. Three green houses under 3000 feet of glass house a large variety of plants and constant vigilance and labor are necessary to supply the de mand. ROBERT PRICE LUMBER CO. This firm widely known through out the county was founded by Bis hop Robert Price twenty-two years ago. The company operates two saw mills and one planing mill. The capacity of the two mills is 18,000 feet per day. The Robert Price Lumber Co. is headquarters on the west side of the valley for all kinds of building ma terial and do an extensive business.