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VOL. XVII MONTPELIER, IDAHO, FRIDAY, HAY ■ 9 , 1911 No. 16 IDAHO'S SENATORS FATHER IMPORTANT MEASORES Heyburn, with His Cold Storage Bill and Borah with His Resolution for Direct Election of Senators» Keep Idaho well to the Front» Washington, D. C., May 15 - The cold storage system of the country has practically monopolized the system of handling all items of food, and while this way of preserv ing things that people eat is recog nised as entirely proper, still the abase of the principle has to often thrown upon the market food pro ducts of an injurious nature as to demand legislation. The frequent newspaper accounts that have been made lend interest to the efiorts of Senator Meyburn, who is hopeful of getting his cold storage bill through the Sixty-second congress. This is a measure of great importance to the consumer, as it aims to protect the public against decomposed meats, poultry, tish, eggs and butter. The measure is constructed along entirely practical lines, and is meet ing witii favor among experts who have sought to detect food imposi tions. The committee investigating ques. tion of better fire protection of the government buildings, on whiob Mr. Townet of Iowa and Mr. French of ldahö, are two of the leading republican members, has been doing a most thorough piece of work. The gentlemeu are personally visit ing most of the departments, and results of their work have already manifested themselves throughout the government bnildings. The committee has arranged to meet with the National Bdard of Fire Under-wnteas to further disouss measures of protection. One of the members of the committee in speak. BARNEY O'NEIL'S BANK SUSPENDS Wallace, Idaho, May 12.—The Slate Bahk of Oommeroe of Wal. laoe, Idaho, of which Barney O'Neil is president and chief stockholder, was closed by the Idaho state bank examiner this morning. No definite statement was given out by either the examiner or bank officiais, hut it ii understood unfort, unate speculations indulged in by Mr. O'Neil led to the order. O'Neil is said to have lost large sums of money in Wall street with in the last few weeks. His invest ment in the Inland Herald, his successful campaign for the guber. natorial nomination and the recent failure of the Carnegie Trust pany, following. Andrew Carnegie's repudiation of the use of bis name, it is declared, have all made serious inroads on the O'Neil fortune. The State Bank of Commerce was capitalized for $100,000. It was the second bank in Wallace. The officers were B. F. O'Neil, president. 1. L. Greenough of Mis soula, vice president; Edgar S. Wyman, Wallace, cashier; Garry C. Burke, Wallace, assistant cashier. The Lane Lumber' company's plant at Harrison, in which O'Neil is heavily interested, was closed down about a week ago and the 80 men employed were discharged. The plant is valued at approximate, ly $100,000 and has been cutting about 10,000,000 feet of timber a un. ooni year. Barney O'Neil is president of the Idaho Northern railroad, connect ing Wallace and Murray, which was recently absorbed by the O. W. R A N. Co. He promoted the road together with E. P. Npaldihg of Spokane, ' securing money from New York financiers. He is half owner of the O^leU-Samucl build, ing, a large business structure, in whioe the State Bank of Commerce is located. Cauyon county is the second in wealth and population in Idaho, ac. cording to statistics just issued by the oeusus bureau. ing of the conference says that "it will be necessay for us tp frame code of laws on the subject of fire protection, sooner or later» and I am sure that it will afford considerable enlightment to the committee'to confer with the expert Arc authori ties who offer to meet with us." The question of election of senat ors by direct vote of the people has assumed a position that will at least crown Senator Borah and his great work with success. There perhaps has been no more persistent pr spec tacular fight on any measure In con gress in recent years and tb« almost 'single-handed efforts of the Idaho senator bave resulted in creating a demand throughout the country that this legislation whiob the peo> pie have so long sought has copqper ed the unwilling senate, which has been compelled to listen to the voice of command from the voters and give to the people of the Nation their right to select their own repre. tentatives in the highest legislative tribunal in the world. It is almost unheard of that in a matter of such tremendous importance involving the tenure of office of every senator that a measure has been drafted which has withstood the onslaughts of the most strenuous opposition that can be commanded, and yet Senator Borah's resolution to-day in the identical form, letter for let ter and word for ward, as originally introduced by him. There seems no doubt but that the required two thirds vote to pass the resolution is assured. is WHAT AN ELECTION WILL COST COUNTY The statement has been made that it will coat the aounty $3000 to hold an election to vote on the question *• to whether or not the county (ball remain "dry." We have been doing a little "figgermgj' on the matter and can't for the life of figure out how the election will cost any where near that sum. There are 20 voting precincts in the county and it will require three judges, two clerks, a distributing clerk and a constable for each pre cinct. ' That means that 147 US per sons will be required to conduct the election. Estimating the pay of the judges and clerks at $6 each, the distributing clerks and constables at $4 each, makes a total of $700. The cost of the poll books, bal lots, publishing required notices, etc., will not exceed $175. As no registration ia required except for those qualified electors who did not register for the last general election, the expense of this item will not exceed $100. The rent of polling places, cost of distributing the ballots and other incidentals should not exceed $150. This runs the total eouat up to $1185. But in order to cover any items we may have overlooked, we will add another $100, which brings the expense up to $1285. We bave endeavored to be liberal in our estimates, but if we bave overlooked any item of cost, we will gladly stand corrected. But even figuring the coat at $1500, that is just half what it baa been reported the election will coat. LORIMOR'S ELECTION DUE TO CORRUPTION Springfield. III., May 17.—The report of the Helm senatorial com mittee, appointed to investigate circumstances surrounding the elec# tion of William Lorimer to the United States Senate, was returned to the senate to day. Its most vital point is: "Your committee hae reached the conclusion that the election oi W illiam Lorimer before the last general assembly would not have occurred had it not been for the bribery and corruption. " THE PEACE DOVE. j+jr\ v \ \ \\\U '<+:m àP. CV / V Wv ¥ A Vu V ip • $ y «> Mr 40 . * Vt o t> m ■ U 1(1, I —Bart in Minneapolis Journal. COKEVILLE AND WRITE ABOUT Coke ville, May IT.—The Sunday base hall game with the Montpelier team, which was their first game the season, ended in an unfinished game, lots of discord, undecided bets and general dissatisfaction among the audience, which was composed of many Montpelier visit ors with a goodly turnout from the city and surrounding country. There was wrangling from the start, the umpire not giving satisfaction from the first ball over the plate. Even the "CokeviUe Female Suffra gettes" roundly scored the umpire with remarks as to his condition as being too "wet" or too "dry." In the first half of the 8th inning the game stood 3 to 4 in favor of CokeviUe, when Shoper of the visit ing team took second base on what he declared was a balk on the part of the pitcher. He was declared out by the umpire but the base run. ner stuck to the base, while pearly all the people on the grounds took an active part in the discussion which finally resulted in the break ing up of the game Most of the CokeviUe citizens were extremely sorry for this conclusion, as both teams were playing good ball and they express the hope that the Montpelterites will look upon the matter lightly and make arrange, ments for future games. Three automobiles from Montpelier, well filled with some of her representa tive citizens, were on the scene. More games is the CokeviUe hope. "Corianton" played one and one half acts of that great religous and dramatic production at the opera house here May 12. It, like the base ball game, was doomed to go on record as a failure. One of the actors playing the part of Corianton evidently had sojourned too long in the dry and desert parts of Idaho, for when the company arrived ii^ this oasis he proceeded to quench famous thirst. The stage was somewhat small for Prince Corian. ton. Some of the scenery caught the infection and fell. Then one of the actresses became enraged and swatted the fair Prince upon the cheek -not once but twice, both right ane left, and was reach ing out for a curley lock of the aforesaid Prince's hair when "mutual" interfered and atopped what some Cokevillians fay they thought was all in the play. Ad mission money was returned. The company left next day for Efelt Lake. Numbers of sheep shearers are here and some have already found employment. From the 25th this month on the shearing of the numerous flocks will be in full awing and a large clip of first class wool some MONTPELIER FANS SUNDAY'S BALL GAME of as of in ii^ a of is anticipated, already visited the flockmasters. The owners of the A few buyers have new automo. biles sold here by the (J. W. A M. Co. of Montpelier, are vicing one with the other it) taking their friends and neighbors out joyriding. Withj the exception of a few high bridgiA the roads are generally fair. CokeviUe is a good town. It is (a live town. It has live people. Tlxlv are boosters and they pull together^ but they are poor losers—some of them. The Montpelier base ball team and about fifty base-ball thusiasts journeyed down to the city of sheep owners and sheep herders last Sunday to cross bats with the CokeviUe nine. The CokeviUe peo ple treated the Montpelierites with all the courtesy that could be asked for. A large crowd witnessed the game, and from the amount of enthu siasm displayed there is no doubt but that CokeviUe figured that they had a cinch. en Some considerable money was bet on the game—some rediculous bets made; one bet that Coke ville would make more runs in one inning than Montpelier would in nine, and the Montpelierites are of the opinion that it was the money that was up on tile game tnat caused such a ridiculous ending. It was a good game but for the rag-chewing. Each side selected an umpire and were unfortunate in their selection. The game was a close oontest from the first inning to tne second half of the seventh. Carl Hpongberg pitched an excell ent game, allowing Cokeville but three hits. The Cokeville slab artist, pitched a good game. Considering the amount of practice the Montpel ier boys had had, they played fine. A bone-headed error made by Pitcock of the Montpelier team, let in two runs in the sixth inning when the score was 3 to 2 in Montpelier's favor ttiat was practically the cause of the row, for without the runs Cokeville gained by this play, Montpelier would have won easily. The trouble arose in the first half of the seventh inning. Shoper got a hit and went to first. Hungerford went to the bat; Cokeville's pitcher stepped into the box and made a mo tion to deliver the ball to the batter, but instead threw it to first and they got Slioper between the bases. Mont pelier claimed a balk, every reason able man on the grounds admitted a balk, and three or four players on the Cokeville nine admitted it was a balk, but the Cokeville umpire would not give in and the game ended with the score 4 to 3 in favor of Cokeville. Cokeville has played several games this year and has not lost a game. They were so confident of their abili ty to beat Montpelier that several hundred dollars was wagered him the result. They couid not afford lose Everybody from Montpelier was sorry to see the game end in such a manner. It was a decidedly unfortunate circumstance that would tnake possible such a determination. The Montpelierites feel that they :Äd"„V h tbT.TnV«eJ^tep.sS?e they are willing to call it off and hope «»£?«&? t£ «a££ eTiUe A Fan. in PUBLIC SGHOOLS CLOSE NEXT WEEK Tlic Montpelier public schools will close next Friday. While the district has been cramped for funds, trustees, by adhering to the strictest eeonmy, have managed to continue school the full nine months, («lid while this has to some degree hampered the work, yet on the whole the closing year has been a successful one. The teachers have worked in unison for the best inter ests of the schools and have succeed ed in keeping the various grades up to the standard of work out-lined. Of the present corps of teachers, two at least, will not return next They are, Misses Driscoll Both were offered positions, but for personal reasons were unable to accept. A1 teachers and the board regret— ed that they found it impossible to return here next year. Miss Stod dard of the high school, has also been offered a position next year at an advanced salary, but as yet sbe bas not determined whether or not she will remain. Following are the grade teachers who have »0 far accepted positions for next year: Nellie Burns, Mabel Ridd, Stella Stuart, Jennie Barrett, Lillian Davis, Mesdames W. Blaine, Mamie Larsen and J. F. Perkins. Ill year, and Gibbons. Both arc a Alma Winters, Nellie Davidson, SHORT LINE ABSORBS THREE BRANCH LINES Pocatello, May 15. — As a step toward the taking over by the Ore Short Lin^bf all its subsiduary in southern gon railroad companies Idaho, notice has been given of the intended dissolution of the Yellow, stone Park Railroad company, operating between St. Anthony and Yellowstone station; the St. Anth ony Railroad company, operating between Idaho Falls and St. Antb. ony; the Salmon River Railroad company, operating between Black loot and Mackay, and the Minidoka and Southwestern Railroad pany, operating what is known the Twin Falls branch, companies were formed as substdu ary to the Oregon Short Line Rail roae company for construction pur poses only, and will now he dissolv ed and the lines formally taken over by the parent company. District Judge Alfred Budge, in whose court the applications for dissolution were filed, bas set June 10 as the date of final action on the petitions for dis. solution. com as The above At a meeting of all four of the t «*•" "> May 11 j 1911, it was voted to dissolve and ! tnrn the Properties over to the Short Line. LEGALITY OF OUTSTANDING WARRANTS IS QUESTIONED City Attorney Gough Suggests That Legality of Water Works Warrants be Tested by a Friendly Suit in Court* The council mot in regular sion Wednesday night with mayor and all councilincn present except Jones. Lewis of the water committee ommended that the stand pipe tilling the sprinkling wagons be moved from a point in front Ititer Bros, old drug store to a point where the scapage from the pipe not do any damage, and that damage to the walk caused by seapage bo repaired. Upon motion it was ordered that the work, as commended, be done. Messrs. Whitman and llunger ford, who were employed to audit the city records, submitted a report of their work up to date, which -howed the condition of the contin gent, geueral and sinking funds be practically as shown by the port of former treasurer Hansen. Their report on the water works funds showed the amount of out standing unpaid warrants to $5022.41 l'he report of auditing committee was accepted and placed on tile. The ordinance committee intro duced an ordinance relative to the installation of private fire hydrants in the city. On motion the oidin ance was permitted to take its regitl. ar course for passage. George Spiers offered the city $10 for the use of the city block for l'he offer was rejected pasture. and the clerk was instructed to ad vertise for bids for rental of the block for ensuing year. J. N. Downing asked permission o tap the water main for the pur. of installing private hydrants. The request was referred to the wrter committee. It was suggested that in the future all parties intending to erect fire CROP REPORT FOR IDAHO IS GOOD Washington, May 15.—The gov ern incut's crop report issued today gives the condition of crops May 1 with percentage based on loo us the average for 10 years past: wheat—Oregon OH, Washington 104, California 08. Rye—Oregon ami Idaho 07, Wash ington 102, California 103. Mea dows—Oregon 104, Idaho 09, Washington 08, California 07. Pas tures—Oregon 95, Idaho, Washing. 07, Californie 07. Plowing—Ore. gon 106, Idaho 101, Washington 105, California 100. Planting corn —Oregon 105, Idaho 10i, Wash, ington 102, California 100, Figures show the condition of winter wheat as above the average for 10 years. The area of winter wheat to be harvested.—Oregon 520,000 acres, Idaho 337,000, Wash ington 720,000, California 720,000. The cost of producing wheat in 1900 per acre—Oregon $7. 00, Ida ho $0.84, Washington $8.04, Cali aornia $7.81, excluding rent of land. Winter Idaho 101. WANTS 50-YEAR LEASE LAVA HOT SPRINGS Boise, May 18—Dr. Henry W. (Jlouohck of Twin Falls and the state land board seem to be having a hard time in getting together on the form of a lease for the Lava hot springs in Bannock county. The matter was before the board again yesterday and consumed the greater part of the afternoon. No decision was reached and the matter went over to be taken up again at a meet ing to be held May 26. At yesterday's meeting Dr. Clou ebek submitted the form of a lease such as he would like to secure from the state on the propery. This j was not at all to the liking of the I board. For one thing it asked for a term of the building of any kind would lie peeled to comply with the ordinance relative to submitting plans and obtaining a permit. Bids for street sprinkling opened as following: J. S. Jewett, with man and team for 8 hours a day, $2.95 per day. John Black, $2.50 per day. Win. Hughat, $3.00 per day. W. W. Ciaik. $3.00 per day. The bid of Mr. Black being the lowest, on motion the contract was awarded to him. ex. were There was only one bid for the construction of a fishway at the •water works dam, that of J. G. Robinson for $160. On motion the bid was rejected and the clerk was instructed re-advertise for bids. A communication from City At torney Gough relative to the legality of the indebtedness incurred by the extension of the water system last year, was read and placed on file for future reference. The cnmraiinica. tion is too lengthy for publication, but to say the least, says the City Attorney there is a very serious question as to the legality of the outstanding indebtedness and he advises a friendly suit between the city and the holders of the warrants, to settle the question. Pending any action along the suggestions made by the city attor. ney, the auditors were instructed to make a full investigation of the water works accounts during the past two years aud report at a meet, ing of the council next Wednesday night. A remonstrance was read against the proposed extension of the city limits on the south. The remon. trance, which was signed by 28 residents in the district, was placed on file.fl on file.fl STORK SYSTEM OF SAVINGS Messrs. Itn nnmi & Davis of this city have recently established what is known as the "Stork System of Having," the aim of which is to in duce parents to start savings accounts for their children. The operation and benefits of tills system may be briefly explained as follows: Upon procuring the name and date of birth of any child under two years old, a deposit of $1 will be made in the First National Bank of Montpe lier, and regularly entered to the credit of the child in the Stork pass book, and will be delivered to the parents In the name of the child and thereafter the depositor will receive 5 per cent on all purchases of mer chandise nuule from Brennan A Davis by tlie parents or friends of the baby by giving tlie pass book number. The fund so accumulated will in sure tlie child an education. These deposits belong absolutely to tlie child and in case of death or re moval from tlie city may be with drawn by tlie parents or legal guard ian The account may be added to like any other savings account, inde pendent of tlie regular percentage on purchases, and will accumulate the regular interest as allowed by the bank on other savings deposits. It is not limited to children under two years of age, but any child under fit teen years of age may have an ac count, provided the parents make the initial deposit of one dollar. The educational feature commends the idea to every good citizen, and where ill use it is strongly endorsed as an important factor in the upbuild g of tlie community. That a large percentage of the growing generation of children will he proidded with sufficient funds for an education seems like a fairy tale, but tlie system will surley accomplish this result. erty, the doctor explaining that he could hardly begin making money on the property at the end of twenty five years because of the large amount of money it would be neoea aary to invest in the beginning. n, The stork System of Savings ia fully protected under the new copy right law of 10U0 and Is the greatest idea of the age for tlie education of the people in the "Savings Habit."