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EXAMINER. f VOL XIX. MONTPELIER, IDAHO, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 . «9*3 NO. 30 WHAT THEY THINK OF BEAR LAKE Views of Two Editors» Who Attended the Press Gub Meeting-Declare That It is One of Idaho's Most Picturesque Spots* Bear Lake has received some mighty good free advertising as the result of the meeting of the Eastern Idaho Press club, held at Fish Ha ven three weeks ago. No prettier pen picture of the lake and sur rounding country was ever drawn than the one which came from the pen of Bush Livermore of the Poca tello Tribune, and published in these columns two weeks ago. Other members of the club, thru the oolumns of their papers, have expressed in glowing terms the beauties of the lake, and told of the warm hospitality extended them by the citizens of Montpelier, Paris and Fish Haven. Below we reprint extracts from the accounts of the meeting, as published by the Rich field Recorder and Rupert Pioneer Record. "Autos were provided to take the entire party to Fish Haven, on the shores of Bear Lake, that night. In that wonderfully clear, perfect mountuin altitude—the lake is 6,000 feet above the sea level, and the air is cool and invigorating always—it was a ride long to be remembered. It was well on to midnigbt before anyone retired, the moonlight and the beautiful lake banishing sleep from every eye. "Bear Lake is a wonderful body of water, bbut in by high hills at such an altitude it is like a veritable amethyst set in a golden brown set ting. Just now, however the set ting is mostly green; for the ver dure is surprisingly fresh and green because of the abundant rains. The lake is 8 miles across and 30 miles long and 600 feet deep; as startlingly blue as the famous Blue lakes of the Perinne ranch. A trip in a sturdy gasoline launch was made on Sunday to the Bear Lake Hot Springs resort, where Dr. And erson of Montpelier has established as fine a bathing place and hotel and sanitarium as there is in the state. The Dootor extended to the press club every courtesy of the place, and it is fair to say that it is as de lightful a place for one to go for a complete rest and a course of medi cal hot baths as there is in the north west. ven the been the in the the the of eto., the and an The ing a the and the A as of of ed be it "It would be hard to enumerate all the courtesies given to the Press club members, by the good people of Paris, Fish Haven and Mont pelier. But they are all highly ap preciated, and they serve as a moat attractive setting for the natural wonders of their country. The summer months in tbe Bear Lake country are the most wonderful any one ever dreamed of; climate and •cenery and people makes it one of the most favored sections of all the possible summer resorts of the whole northwest, that so delightful and valuable a state asset conld be so little known is past finding ont; it deserves the widest publicity, as a new attraction to prove that Idaho is in yet auother way the nndonbted 'Gem of tbe jMouotaina,' the Mecca for thps ' who seek health, or comfort, or bnsiness in this great state."— Richfield Recorder. How it could be i "Tbe August meeting was held in one of the moat picturesque places in Idaho aud is the second meeting to be held on tbe eborea of Bear Lake. To say that tbe club was royally entertained ia putting it very mildly, as the people of Mont pelier and Pans did all they conld to make the visit a pleasant and profitable one. At Pari* those pres ent were met at the train by the band and conducted to the lawn of the court house where a sumptuous repast was waiting for them; thanks to the kindly efforts of tbe ladies of that thriving city. This was followed by a program at the tiber naole, and an auto rids to Fish Ha ven oo the shores of beautiful B«»ar Lake. "The following morning the club members were loaded into a 24 pas senger launch belonging to the Stock Brothers and transported to the hot springs across the lake, where a fine plunge and hotel have been erected. These are owned by the Anderson Brothers and are in in charge of Dr. Anderson. The hotel is a model of neatness and the pure' food man could find nothing to complain of if he visited the institution. After an hour spent in the plunge Captain Jess Cottle of the "Columbia" took tin Club back to the south shore of the lake, the trip each way having been made in an nour and five minutes, the distance beeng about eleven miles across the lake. The balance of the time was spent in boat riding eto., one trip on the launch taking the party within the borders of Utah. On Monday afternoon the barty was again loadeil into autos and whisked back to Montpelier, where they were entertained by Editor and Mrs Wright of the Ex aminer. "Few people in Idaho realize that there is such a picturesque spot within the state as Bear Lake. This beautiful body of water is about 25 miles in length and has an average width of about 10 miles. The water is clear, the bottom be ing visible to a great depth, but at a distance it takes on the color of the blue dome above. The south shore of the lake is bordered with trees and prosperous farms, whose owners are most hospitable. Nu merous camb grounds are available and it is one of the finest places in the country for à summer outing. A branch of the O. S L. now rune as far as Paris, the county seat of Bear Lake oounty, and autos are available from tnat point to the shores of the lake. A survey bas been made along the south shore of the lake and it is only a question of time until this branch is extend ed the length of 'the lake. "With a few better accommoda tions for tourists and a systematic plaa of advertising, the place should be taxed to its limit taking care of campers every season. At present it appears to be more thoroughly appreciated by people from Uuab, and Idahoans do not seem to appre ciate what they have in their own state. Several members of the Eastern Idaho Press Club were so favorably impressed with the beau ties of the place that they are ad vocating the purchase of a plot of land by the Club, the erection of a small hotel for the club and to hold every summer meeting at that place."—Rupert Pioneer-Record. WILL MAKE COURTESY PAY An attempt is now being made to m&ke courtesy pay and be worth while. The Mountain States Tele phone and Telegraph Co. has recent ly formed a "Couatesy Club" among its employes. The conditions of membership are that the employes to become members of the club and secure the gold badge must bave some special mark of courtesy to the pub lic or made some improvement in. the service. The company announces that frequently its subscribers write to the management that some em ploye has been unusually thought ful and courteous and recommends that employe to the company for promotion. The club intends to enroll as mein it of Der» all employes who have shown consideration enough for/ the public to earn its good will and opinion and membership in the club will assist in the employes advancement. Already over 150 «if the telephone company's six thousand employes are enrolled The p'»n is novel and was as members. unique and tne first of Us kind ever started by any corporation serving tbe public. Tbe company employes in thia district are striving to merit Ha- place in tbs new cjub. BOTH GROUPS: "WHERE SHALL WE EAT TON? 3 HT?" V 4 ; w Hi ♦ m?' <r X \ 'üfu'r.; m i'.v*'' ; s sm /'* •^TuS mm ré f;uV- v-.j# i' \-j&- ■ - —* >*> V,h: t ' A V V \Z*' * * ffK e-: r' / À r ? / V t I V V] Sr I# s, a —Kirby in Nsw York World. town, first, PRIZ WINNERS AT THE HORSE SHOW Following are the names of those who won prixlcs at the horse show last week: The $100 set of harness given by Burrell & Thjel for the best draft team, went to Hy Smith of George in is The bridle given by the Montpc ler Harness company for the best standard bred stallion with two or more of his get, was awarded to K. Strong, and tfie bridle given by J. W. Arnold for the best draft stal lion with two or more of his get, went trf Heber Crane. The cash prizes were distributed as follows: Standard bred s talion —E. Strong, first, Heber Crane, second. Grade driving stallions—Ilenry Dalrymple, first. Grade roadiiters—Henry Dalrym ple, first. Driving mares—R.Groo, first; Ed Lewis, second Driving teiims in harness—Roy George, first; John Bateman, second Driving colts—Mrs. Jake Jones, first; ^essc Perkins, second. Draft yearlings—Charlie Robison Draft team^i—C. Noffsingcr, first; Oscar Parker, second. Roadsters ia harness—John Bate man, first. Percheron ^tallion— lieber Crane, first; James Rae, Second. Belgian stallion—Hy Smith, first; Jesse Perkins; second. Clyde aud ijshire stallion —Hunter & Gray, fii-st. Grade drift strllion— J. C. Stewart, first. Draft brootj mare —Burton Bros., first; Hunter &. Gray, second. Draft colts«—A. W. Applequist, first; Martin Winters, second. In classes where there was only one animal shown, the second prize money was given, which is the rule tn all contesul where there are two prizes offered and but one contest ant. for So far as «|e have been able to learn, tbe derisions of tbe judges gave general satisfaction among those who ha^l horses in the contest as welhaa among the spectators. Tbe awarding of the #100 set of harness was probably the most dif ficult task the judges had, as there were a number of mighty good draft tcamt siown. lly Smith felt mighty prou4 over capturing this prize, and well he might, for it was by far the bei|it prize ever offered at . . L si.- # t. a bor»e «hour in 1 » conn y. t was a most i[»romeridable act upon tbe part of B|»rrell and I hiel. The two stallion bridles donated in and ever a PUT SLOT MACHINES OUT OF BUSINESS The city council held a ehort sc*, sion Wednesday night, Mayoi Gough presided and all oouncilroen were present exc»*pt C'ruikshank. The street committee reported .that good progress was lieing mail, in the construction of sid»*walke and all of hibits the operation bf slot machines, came up for third reading and was passed by a vote of 3 to 2, Robison, Taylor and Hutchins voting for its passage, aud Malone and Toomer against it. The ordinance was ap proved by the mayor and will go in to effect this, Friday, night as it is published elsewhere in this issue of the Examiner. street crossings, and the indication» arc that all walks that have been ordered constructed will be com pleted before the season closes The chief of police reported the following amounts collected «luring August: Estrays 9l8, peddlers' li censes $8, street carnival 980, dog tax 9IL50, moving pictures 910. Ordinance No. 143, which pro As he is about to remove from tbe city to reside pcrrnaneiitly, Frank Hutchins tendered his resig nation as councilman from the Sec ond ward. The resignation was accepted, and a vote of thanks was extended to him f«»r tbe efficient services he had rendered tbe city. Tbe vacancy will be filled at the next meeting of the council. After allowing all claims on file against tbe city, the council ad journed. PUBLIC SCHOOLS OPEI* MONDAY The pnblic schools will open next Monday but we are unable to publish tbe assignment of teachers in this is sue because ot Superintendent Steven son's delay tn returning from bis trip to California. He expected to tie at home last Monday, bat for ana voidable reasons be did not get here until last A* it look* at this writing, Thursday, there will tie at least two vacancies Id tbe corps of teachers next Monday, but tbe places will be supplied by local par tie# until teachers are secured. Tbe vacancies are caused by tbe teachers which bsd been elected notifying the board within the past week, that they , would not he here. It will probably be ! only a matter of a week or two until teachers are secured, a# tbe clerk of the hoard is now in oorreepondettce with night. applicants, by Messrs. N'ye and Arnold were fine specimen* of workmanship, and were highly appreciated by those who won them. at , T« ; *U who contributed in any t. for tbe horae »bow *i*d race«, Ih* t commiltee j g truly thankful, and t He Examiner hopes to see these Iso events held next year, wuly on a larger scale. of the in of er IDAHO'S VALUATION IS $398,552,564 The total assessed Valuation of all classes of property in lbaho this year as determined by the state board of equalization wdinh com pleted its labors last Saturday, is #808,552,664. In round numbers this is 420,000,000 less than last year. However, there arc some classes of personal property to lie added later on a supplemental roll which, it it caiimatcd, will bring the total valuation up to that of last year. The biggest cut in values this year, as compared with those of 1012, was made on r««al and per sonal property by the «täte board, the de»;reaae amounting to ten mil* Hon dollars. The tax levy for all state pur poses was fixed at 9 00246», which will raise 9000 , 000 , or 917«, 717 more than last year. In addition to the above amount there will he raised 9«0 ,100 for interest and sink mg fund and 900,176 for public buildings. This will be paid by the several counties in tbe same ,, Dear ratio as the general tax. lake's proportion of the state lax is 918,628. The assessed valuation of all claa ses of property in Bear Lake county this year is #6,407,028 an increase of #648,112 over last year. Only ten counties in tbe state show an in* crease in valuation over laat year. The following table slyffw* the to tal valuation of all classes of prop erty in each county in the state: Ada. Adams . . Bannock . Bear Lake .9 41,868,024 4, «68, 870 . 24,318,053 . 8,407,028 . 12,88fi,5'G 0,463,177 0,76», 720 .. 24,057,71» . 10 , 763,184 .. 25 , 718,410 .. 0 , 045,402 8 , 06», 810 ... 2 , 006.000 8 , » 90,743 .. 6 , 08», 782 .. 24 , 456 , 05 » 0,5^8,845 .. 12 , 436,645 .. 27 , 338 , 53 » .. 21 , 072,440 .. 4 , 580,224 7 , 824,665 .. 8 , 082 , 57 » 3 , 861 , 22 » .. 17,808 58 « 4 , 180 , 3 »» 4 , 226,508 6 , 810,504 .. 18,203, »14 , . 18 , 017,400 ... 10 , 140,036 ' ii 1 n K h,m • • • Blaine .... Boise. Bonner.. ., Bonneville Canyon... Cassis ... Clearwater Custer .... Elmore ., . Franklin.. Fremont . Gooding . Idaho. Kootenai . Lalab. Lemhi. 1/ewis. , Lincoln ... ! Minidoka. jNez Per«*. Oneida. j Owyhee. Power. Hboshotie .... , Twin Fails . .. W asbington_ Bonner county's railroad yalua tion is #10.020.5 10. tb* largest of any county id tbf »tale, n *tb tb* ; election of Boiae county, which a» j the only county without a railroad, a ! Power county, with # 62 , 800 , has 1 the smallest railrosd valuation. I #SV».5»3,5«4 ENGINEER THOS. CURRAN MEET DEATH RY ACCIDENT V Was Instantly Killed Last Wednesday Morning by His Head Striking the Girder of Over head Bridge Near Granger*. The heart* of many of Montpe. ier'» ritixt'ii* were stricken with pang* of sorrow last Wednesday morning, when a brief message was received her»« saying that Kugitioer honta* Curran had h»«en instantly kilhnl by being struck on the head by an up.nghi girder on an over head htidg««, about five mites west of Granger. The particulars of the distressing affair are almut as fidlow«: Mr. Curran had Iw-en "pulling" a work train ou the First dmtrk'l for some time and Wednesday morning the crew was running light east-bound to Granger after a train of gravel. One of the journals on the tender had been running hot and Mr. Cur. ran was standing on the right side of the gangway watching it. The tireman stated that when they were approaching the bridge he yelled to Tout to look out for the bridge, but the latter evidently did not hear him, for within a very few minute* afterward* the dead hotly of the engineer was recovered from the edge of the stream over which the bridge cross»«*. The accident occum«d at 0:40 o'clock. An inspection of his bo»ly showed that the only wound was a gash in his head just above the forehead, and the supposition is that Mr. Cur ran, who hail been intently watch, ing the hot box, suddenly thought of the bridge, and turned to l«w>k forward just in time to come in contact with the girder, head come in contact with the gird, er whiU» he was looking down at the hot box, it would have struck him on the left side of the face. The muscles on the left srm were badly bruised, which was the only injury sustained beside the fatal gash in the head. The body was placed in the ca. booee and taken to Granger, and brought hack to Keinnierer Wed neaday afternoon on No 17, where an inquest was held that evening, ia 1 si, he lo of Had his PARIS SEPT. 24-27 BIG DOINGS AT extensive preparation, for the job ,, , , , , ,, He« celebration to •*« held there tu connection with the county fair I the week beginniug with Hept. »8. The fair will open on the 2 tth and The citizen, of Paris ere making Tbe jub continue for four days, lice or ftOlb anniversary of the set-! llemenl of Bear Uke valley will be . held on the 25, 26 rod 27, with a pioneer par*«le «>n the 2«tb and a banquet oo the evening of the 27lh. Each one «if the pioneer# will be ! an elegant badge » » » » « »» present*-«I with Tbe laoiges are being printed in ibe east abd will be highly prized aotiv emers. The committee Is prepar , . mg to feed about »00 at the ban quet, which will be the most samp* tuons feast ever given in thie county The managers of the fair have sc cured a number of high else, free,»' . . , attractions for each afternoon at the fair grounds. Go»»d puri have been hung up for tbe race* and we understand that a dosen ot more horse* bave been entered for tbe Speed contest*. A epe-ial train will ran from Montpelier to Pari* each day. The week will h* • notable one in tbe kiatory of the county, ** it will be tbe first lime many of tbe pioenere bave met together since tbeir arrival m tbe valley 30 years ago. of tb* a» has Mr Myers of tbs firm ot Myers A Klee, the well known Boise photog raphers, »pent # couple of day# l*st week in Hear l#ks county taking view*, ettme of Which will appear In the book let to be lasued by the Or« gun «hurt Une Railroad Go., entitled •Idaho a* sewn from th* Car Win dow. ' ' The funeral will be held from the Catholic church tomorrow morning at »:»0 o'clock. The Imdy was brought on to Mont, fxdter yesterday afternoon, accom panied by aeveral of the local en. gineers and firemen who went to Kemmi'rer W cd new lay aflerniMin. it wae a said task, indeed, for those who were called upon to break the news to Mrs. Chrran, and won)* cannot deeuribe the grief site experiencing. Two years ago the aoih of last month Mrs, Curran, who was Mias Margaret McDonald, Itctauic the bride of Tbo*. Careen. Their union wss a most happy one, and it was with joy that they were making preparations for a visit from the stork the latter part of ibis month. This fact makes the wife's grief all the more deeper, if such is possible, and givaa her mother and friends much concern regarding her welfare. Thom«« Curran wan born in Ira* He came to land Feb 1, UM», this country in 10 OM, stopping Aral si, Lincoln, Neb. stay there be came to Montpelier and entered the service of the Hbort After a short lie wae pro. Line as a fireman, moled to the right side of the rah about two years ago, and had al ways been regarded as a careful man at the throttle. Besides bis grisf-sirickr n widow, he Is snrvivsd by bis fatbsr, two brothers and two sisUrs, who r*. side in Ireland, and two brotkere ami two sistera living in the United «taies. One brother, Daniel, wan united In marringe on August »0, lo Miss t'aiherins McDonald, sister of Mrs. Curran. They arrivsd her* this morning, being ealisd home from I heir we»lding trip by the brother's death. The deceased wae a member «»I the B. of !.. F. A K. and Knights of Columbus, in both of which or« ders he carried Insurance. BURRELL AND RICH ELECTED TRUSTEES Morn Interest was manifested In * c,,ÜO ' jafternoon than baa bsan f«*r savsral m Having bson east. nj (• Hieb and K. A. Harrell w«is nlncted as trustsns to suecaad F. M. Winters and C. K. Wright F«»lb>w Ing Is lbs rota received by saeh «MM» for whom votes were cast: ¥.. A, Burrell 4». K«l C Hieb 44. K M Winters 34 If H. Whitman 13. Mrs. K. Groo 11 Titos. Htepbsns g Fred CrulKshank 7 Mr Winters has been chairman ,,f tbs têtard sines tbs ettnaolidatbin «f Hie iwtt dlsirleta sight yearn ago. l ,f *' ,r u ' »*** * ** v»ars a member of the old ap town hlM been Inter Mtr ,| | n ac .|„«,| w»rk and ha# d*»ot w j much Um« In the paal tan years or more in luoking aft*» the weèlar» 'ht# presume* <>u lb# board will w* im*e*d. we believe that the two tnea elected last Tues d ay will eaert their b*st efforts for tbs upbulldtug of tbe city school*. Mr Rich has served o« tbe tstard In the paet, and Mr. Huf rell lias had ssvsral year's sars rt aaea In tbs school room, which will b* of valu* to him a# » trusts*. Tb* board will insst nsat Monday night sod after etsanlng up such un flnUhsd business as thvrs msy a* on hand, tb# member» slsst wlU hs sworn In and th* nsw board will or ganise by electing a chairman, stork and treasurer and wreetls with ths usual problem* that com# befass th# board at the upeinng of »chooL gun front Wilaoa's hands. WlhM waa under arrsat at ths Ham, and was ta» bav# basa taken to Bleak to*« Wr-Ineed* y Edgar Wilson, a well known Holes attorney, shot aud a*r iuusty wounded a deputy sheriff While the latter was try lag hi wrest a for treatm en t for th* liquor habit.