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State Contains the Largest Body of Virgin
jfliite Pine Timber in the World-Rich in
Merchantable Timber.
^■Bo stands fourth among the
PgBp in the Union in quantity of
■■Bun table Umber, says the States
What this means in the mat
" mPt** the amount of lumber which
tp^f be produced, the value and lm
. EniBce of the forests in industrial
Aflbpment and employment of la
ter, in community welfare anrf to ag
^■Hpiire and horticulture are not
Kjjj^Hteally understood by the people
the 63,000,000 acres of land
l'jflHpaho 23,000,000 acres, or about
ÉܧB* r cent> *■ timbered.
5 like total estimated timber Is 130,
Milwoo.ooo feet, valued at several
sSBral million dollars.
fciMB Mwe Is enough merchantable tlm
jgH In Idaho, if manufactured into
I^^Hfcer, to build a commodious eight
Wmk. two-story house for every one
6.000,000 men, women and
H^Hpren living west of the Rocky
« ■ ■ to ta ins.
* ■§ would nil 6,600,000 freight cars.
IteHrould build a sidewalk of one-inch
Hftber 10 feet wide 2,462,121 miles
—enough to go around the earth
-. MO times at the equator.
wThr lumber Industry now employs
BHmre wage earners than any other in
;Jpn state. In the manufacture of the
^^■tainlng stand it will retain its
^^■Smanding Industrial position,
^H^tning the continued employment
armies of men and the expenditure
j|4 Vltllona of dollars for supplies. At
present time an average of from
to $10 per thousand feet board
^Hsasure is paid out In wages and $2
ggflr more for supplies, such as hay,
Hpaln, produce, meats, etc. This will
ate earn the expenditure of a sum for :
■■ages and supplies reaching well
^terer $1,000,000,000, or stated in an
IRtber way this sum would employ
Hpooo men at an average yage of $6
■her day for 300 days a year continu
Hbualy Vor 138 years.
■ And the expenditure of this enor
iteaous amount of money will continue
Ho long as the timber is preserved
Brom destruction by Are. regardless
m»f whether the timber lands are own
ltd by the state, the federal govern
jjpnent or individual owners.
I Of the total acreage of timber land
Jjln the state probably 1,600,000 aCres
Bare owned by the lumbermen and
Kother private owners,1,000,000*acres
I by the state, which is held largely
F tor the benefit of its educational in
i' atltutlons, and the balance is on gov
K ernment land.
It Is not generally known that Ida
I bo contains, the largest body of vir
| gin white pine timber in the world,
t Of this the state owns approximately
I 6,700,000,000 ft. board measure,
: which is In a compact body, readily
marketable, and for which there is at
the present time a strong demand by
lumber manufacturers. This im
mense body of timber will bring into
tha state a large sum of money for
the benefit or the educational insti
tutions. Since the white pine tim
ber land consists of school lands se
lected by the state in lieu of its un
of this place. He recalls that he,
thinks often of both, and says that
"when 1 see returning soldier, on the
streets I recall to memory your de
parture from and return to Montpel
1er. These are stirring times; we are
living In one of the noblest and most
H. A. Warren, a compalon In the
training camp with Christ Douglas of
this city, writes from Ogden to the
latter expressing hto appreciation of
the companionship of his friend and
» urtah that he waa again a resident
conatructive periods of the world's
hist ory; sad aside from the regard
we entertain toward each other I like '
to think uf you as an illustration of 1
the deep spirit of racial relationship
and of human unification which* to
the uppermost ideal in our na
I consciousness. In that little
towb of Montpelier one may see re
fleeted to comparative miniature the
currant thought uf our country, und
surveyed sections 16 and 36 within
the national forests.
The government, the largest hold
er of timber land* In Idaho, Is now
Spending annually about *200,000
for forest fire protection. The pri
vate owners are spending an aver
age of $76,000,000 a year and the
state $25,000.
This is au adequate
expenditure in normal years and ful-|
ly Justified as a menas of safeguard-1
Ing the vital forest Interests of the,
In abnormal years, such as
1810 and 1914, when the fire hasard
was extreme, vastly larger expendi
tures must be made.
While Idaho'a forests are decided
ly worth protecting from an tndus
, , , . ,
trial standpoint.and as a means of
assuring continuous revenue tor the
stream, supplying water for irrlga-1
tton purpose« is an Important factor
n regulating stream flow and asaur
ing a continuous supply of water
when it is most needed on the farms
the " r,d ^ :t,0n,, ° f the * tate ' The
great Twn Falls, Minidoka and Boi
se-Payette projects are altogether de
pendent upon the water derived from
the winter snow stored in the dis
support and maintenance of Its edu
cational and other Institutions, forest
cover on the watersheds of the
tant mountains. Without it the pro
duction of agricultural crops would
be impossible.
Without the maintenance of nor
mal conditions of forest cover, ero
sion and floods would occur, aa haa
been the case in Innumerable instan
ip which the vegetative cover has
been removed by forest fires, over
grazing and other causes, and the
great reservoirs now storing water
for irrigation purposes would be in
danger of being filled with slit and
debris. This very thing has happen
ed in some of Idaho's neighboring
states, and only serves to emphasize
the need for wise and constructive
management of the forest area with
a view to maintaining unimpaired
conditions which nature has provided
for the regulation of stream flow.
The homeseeker and rancher who
are looking to Idaho In search of an
abtdlng place, as well as many 0 f
those who are already here, are also
dependent In a great measure upon j
the state's forest resources for ma- :
terlal with which to build their |
home«, construct • their fences and
supply their needs for fuel. This Is
not a matter of minor Importance,
sines the home-seeker Is being forced
further and further back Into the
hills as the more accessible and more
desirable lands are appropriated.
• The forest Is the natural home of
game animals and same of the more
Important species of game birds. The
forests are also the haven of rest to
which the tired business or profes
sional man looks when In search of
rest and^ recreation during his vaca
tlon period. He want* good roads to!
reach the forests, good trails to
travel over and primitive conditions
you among others help to render real- !
reflection plainer. I am indeed real
ly homesick for the old town. Though
strenuous labor forbade extension of
acquaintance, the few whom I did |
come to know somewhat Intimately, j
I value as real friends. Were it not
for greater advantages of shorty»rtetors
hoars of work here. I would much !
like to return there and work under
Mr. Brown again. j
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(Continued on tost page)
As the climax to a neighborly
quarrel between two families in Sc
da Springs, John Buzzy. a well known
resident of that city, was shot
seriously wounded Monday night,
assailant, Jim Stone, was takei
Pocatello and lodged ln Jail. B|
«as shot throagb the left arm land |
the ball entered bis left side. In
reported to be in a serious condlt
«Rh alight chances for recovery.

The Examiner to only $3.88 a year
To Be Hatched Out
At the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.
0. Staley last Monday at High Noon
Rev. Father Von der Donckt
nounced the words which united In
, he holy bonU(l of matrlmony Mr Jay
I B. Meredith of Burley and Misa Mar
J Jorie Staley. The wedding was a
j quiet one, only relatives and a few
I intimate friends of the contracting
partlea preaeiU Q 8taley
| hrot her of the bride, officiated as
j hegt man and Mtu Jeule colllprleat
j attended*, bridesmaid
After congratulations were ex
,ended ' the «»•«. «Jo*««* » «umptu
ous wedding breakfast.
Mr. and Mrs. Meredith were the
recipients of many beantlful presents
from relatives and friends In Mont
pelier and from distant points.
While not a native daughter of
Montpelier, Marjorie tea grown from
childhood to womanhood here, and
she la held In high esteem by her
many friends.
Mr. Meredith was connected Arlth
the Three Rule Store In this city for
a year or more, but Is now with the
same firm in Barley.
The happy couple left on No. 17
Monday afternoon for a week's visit
with Mr. Meredith's parents at 8t.
Anthony, after which they will go to
Burley to reside, and will be at home
to friends after March 31.
Mrs. Henry Cook died at her home
,n Dln * ,e laat Tuesday night after
Hlnesa of only 48 houra with the In
:fluenE *' Deceased waa the daughter
of **r. and Mrs. Frank Smedley of
Dingle. She was a native of Bear
Lake county, having been born at
f>Brt " 29 yoars ago. Besides her
P»rents, she Is survived by her bus
b «nd. a daughter five years old, a son
three years old and a baby daughter
three weeks old. Funeral services
wer ® held at the grave today,
Mr. Cook, the two older children
and Odells Smedley, slater of the de
ceased, are also down with the flu.
but all are reported as being
better yesterday.

TBe annual meeting of the Bear
farmers' Society of Equity
wa * held at ^ c,t F J** 1 * **•* Satur
day afernoon. There was a good
attendance of farmers from the vari
ous sections of the county.
port of Manager Clark showed that
last year's business was the largest
of any year since tbe organization of
the Society. An eight per cent dffc
dend was declared on stock and a
two per cent patronage dividend.
Tb* following were selected as di
for the ensuing,year:
Hall, Fred C. Evans, Harrison Tlp
pets, Ernest P. Hoff, John Quayle. J
A. Berrey. J. W. Cook, Henry
Teuscher and C. O. Keetch. Wood
ruff Clark was retained aa manager
The re
s Angeles, Cal., March t
'Henry Ford will leave hto wlntrir
home at Altadena today for Detroit,
ready to launch a new automobile en
He plans to organize a new com pa
ny to. build a new car on which he
has been working here, which will
\eell at a lower figure tt»ce the preuenf
U known prod set. /
COpid cuts up some surprising
pranks some times end the most
prising stunt that the Little Qod of
Love has pulled off in this county
brought to light last Saturday, when
the newt was made public that Coun
ty Treasurer Ludle Hall was going to
Pocatello on No. 17 to be united In
marriage to Mr. George De Voa of
Minneapolis. A few of Miss Hall'e
most Intimate friends In Montpelier
were aware of the fact that for the
past month Cupid had been shooting
his love darts thick and teat at the
hearts of these young people and they
suspected that be inevitable result
would soon follow, but to tbs general
public the news came as s distinct
Mr. Ike Voe first came to Paris
about a month ago to look over the (
town with the view of eeabllshlng a
department stora there. A few days
after his arrival ha had the pleasure
of meeting Miss Hall, and right there
and then Cupid got busy
Well, the result was that last Mon
day morning at the home of Segll
Hall In Pocatello, Biahop D. J Sut
ton united Mr. De Vos and Miss Hall
In the holy bonds of matrimony. Mias
Hall was accompanied to Pocatello by
Miss Mlnnls Robbins.
Mrs. De Voe returned to Paris
Wednesday afternoon and has filed
with the county auditor her resigna
tion aa county treaaursr, to take ef
fect as soon as the commissioners can
secure some one to fill the office.
Having given up the Idea of put
ting In a store at Paris, Mr. De Voe
and hts associates have decided to
'stabilst! a bank at Arlmo, a growing
little town a lew miles south of Mc
Cammon. He Is now there erranglng
for the opening of the bank as soon
as possible and Mrs. De Voe will Join
him, after being released from her
Mrs. tksVoe has long been recog
nised us one of Montpelier's most
popular young ladles. Her populari
ty was attested by tbe large vote she
received last November, not only In
Montpelier, but throughout the eoun
The Examiner Joins with her le
gion of friends In extending congrat
ulations and wishing her a life of
unalloyed happiness an« prosperity
Carl Hasek, who Is u member of
the 347th field artillery. In writing
to his parents from Germany under
date of F*b. lat, says:
We are still at the same old place
and have our guns In firing order '
We expect to fire Monday and then |
think we will be oh our way home
They told us tb t other day that we !
would leave Id from two to four
weeks, so If you don t beer from me
you will know that we ara ou ouri
We have b~m shooting at a
range of about seven and a half
miles, and shooting over a mountain
The roar of tbe guns to deafening
and Jar. tbe ground for nearly s mile
around. I will sure be glad when we
quit firing.
! was out hunting tbe other day.
Saw one deer but didn't get a «hot at
Some of the other boys have
killed quite a number sines we have
'»«en here.
Well. If you don't hear from
on will know we are moving.
There to nothing so bud sa not to
be good for something.
Somehow a creditor always baa a
Oren Jensen Tells What the "Spruce Boys" Ac
complished in 16 Months-Played Import
ant Part in the Great War.
Oren Jensen and wife returned
last week from Vancouver, Wash
after au absence of 18 months. Oren
oua drilling and labor for l ncle Sam
For the first four months after going
to Camp Lewis he was with Couinant
C. 3471h Machine Gnu JZ
Men who were thoroughly acquainted
with timber were chosen from this
company, the work to be performed
cither in France or elsewhere. Or
an's lot fell to working In the aprucc
division at Vancouvar. Besides work
ing eight houra a day. the men were
compelled to put In an additional twq
hours dstly at heavy drilling In order
to be In rdhdlneas for work at the
front. In the case their services were
In fact, Oran aura that Just
before the armlslce was signed they
had received orders to leave for
France the first of December. The
following account of the work done
by the spruce division, as written by
Oren. will be of Inlereet to our read
In April, 1818, nature did not pre
sent the most promising conditions
for getting oui the spruce And
by the front line# were rivaled so
far aa mud waa concerned. During
the rainy season, at the outset, all
food and materials were hauled
mud aleda.
crude winding paths of the forest
wars transferred Into finely graded
railroads. At the same time tha six
unit cut-up mill at Vancouver
erected. Aa to equipment. It was
the last word in saw mills
Then came the spruce. God's hand
I work, which for 608 years had been
preparing to crush the Hun With
axa, saw and coal oil bottle, the sol
diets of the spruce division began
felling the giant monarch, of the
foreat. Often they were straight
an arrow and free of knots for one
hundred and Arty feet Down «. <u l<l
come the tree, crashing In the woods,
and causing the very earth to tram
tile. Then with sharp cutting saws
the tree was quickly bucked Into
saw log lengths Before rails ware
! ».liable logs ware rlveu by wsdges
and Jacks to mske Iran sports! Ion
possible. It waa seldom that the
cants weighed leas than two or three
Often a two Inch cable was
broken to shreds In an effort to mov<
one length of one of tbeae foreat gi
nnta. Hawn tha mountain slopaa the
But In two months the
Tha annual meeting of tbe Bear
I -« ha County Fans Bureau will be
held In tbe Plrut ward hall, Paris, op
Wednesday, March 11th Thera will
be two meetings, tbs first at 18:36
a. m.. and the second at 1:80 p. »
Both meetings are for the public—
men. women and children. Tbe
county agent Is aepeelally anz loua,
that every member of tbe organisa
tion be present to vote on tbe qeee
tione to be presented at tb
concern nil tonnera and botoe mak
er« and pspecially tbe member«
Tbe parpoee of tbe meetings la u>
make final adoption of tbe program
of work for 1118, to elect officer« to
load the work In each project in tbe
county, and to disease several other
important matters
The matters to be discerned
' rae ** , »g* representatives of the Lnl
«*« «*•'
,ral oflle * mi Bola " Thmy " ll1
! 00 ******* * or farmers,
"*'***" »«•tlugs tbe Bureau
wm pro,,UU ,r ** ,Bnrt *° * , ' pr ****'
MI " Br,n, * n ' **• ■*
" u " ml ' WOrk *' lhm Ar * 4
" ml h " thl * mAt,,T '* *•**'«• "■*•
Brl ""'"'* ln ««»ducting this af
f * ,r ,a to «O"«»* 1 * « *>«•> her other
* n ' k * l »*« Academy Her
«•** »»rk with her In plan
olng, nerving and calculating ooete.
and bal«oc!ng the food values.
There will be present at these
Th * •* #n ' '• dralroue of
* Ur,e *M*««*»« « «•»*• •»
nual meeting; and he asks that ov
ery member take « upon himself to
advertise the meeting, be present end
to bring hto neighbors
it to all well enough to "know thy
self." but If you are wise you wUI sot
boast of the arq sain tance
I yarder moved Its vast loads Several
. Hmee dally came the trains of logs,
l * nd * 1,h «t*'' 11 italn came the boys'
'"»TÄ-aÄÄH-. ...
chlnery quickly played ita part And
Practically no t me was loot at
•'"If 1 "«- ** ,h ' > «ouch of an eleetrta
•'gain moving on with the same old,
• 6 r,m - resolute, determination to
crush h's Satanic majesty across the
sea For 24 hours a day, three shifts,
the mills moved on, great band
ripping off the cants as one would
slice off a piece of cheese Nest
came the trim sharp cutting steel
saws shaping the airplane stock Let
it be remembered, too, that Hercule
an effort was required on the part of
the spruce boys Visitors repeated
again and again that a eprueor waa
doing five times aa much as the ev
over II million feet of the choicest
lumber you ever laid your eyas
came not of this mill
ord Stande unique, that Is. unparal
leled at any place and time This
amount of lumber loaded on extra
would stretch a distance of 13 mtlea,
moving at the rate of the average
freight It would Iahe an hoar and
on* half to pose a given point, there
were as many feet as there are
time Thlnh of II.
It wee the getting out of this
spruce, fir and hemlock that made
possible quantity productItm of tha
j Oeltsvtland with Us liberty motor—
the Hying marvel Spruce, spruce,
and still more spruce- we bad to
have It with which to furnish
•rag« fellow overaeaa.
In one
And this r«*
Uten In n life
tor our » miles abroad that they
might annihilais tbs foe of mankind.
And this work abroad waa peaalbla
only through Ike glgautte effort of
the Spruce Production Ulvmtou of tha
United Hut
Fighting the ansang haul«, maa
nlng aaw and crana, warding tha
■laailhy aameaeas which Uzaa baud
and brain, culling out tbs eomaor
fini, tartina the pulp nwny. plan
»ing the work of tomorrow
work of yootarday. yet ever_
he message. clear voiced through
lung and roar: You'r making wtnga
for the ongle thaï never flew before
We dream of going over God how
wo long to go crouch shoulder to
'houhW.steelloward the too. But the
anu keep coming, coming here's
work for us to do, sad well stand by
to the finish, we'll eoe the long eh I ft
through, so they'll call us tha ntralght
trained soldiers when (hey (all of
he part we bore, when we made tha
elngs of the angle that never Sew
nefore." ,
hy the
I». OF to p, » E. BALL
WAM «un sf«TI
Lovers of tbe Terpslcborean
to the number of 60« or
tended the thirty-third annuel ball
gives Wednesday night by Re-echo
lodge No. 186, B, of L. F A B.
pavilion wee artistically decorated
f Ub yellow, rad and white Seas end
Colored lanterns/" Troi an tteSmST
*r The ffdoT êSd of a locomotive to
south end of the ball, a bate
Hgbt threw lu ray* over the "brave
men and fair women" aa they whirl
ed about the hall to the escheating
from *bu pavilion orchestra
UftaMfig continued satll tbe
faaflh» of Wednesday meralng The
Ladle«- Society to the B. of to F A
K. served a delicious supper at mid
"" *°»* »*••' holdings near Kras
«• »*• Waterfall held,
"* ,r w« r »"* « MM toot well
and Is sow dawn 166 faut. R le beleg
eased with s IJ-luch aaetag. which
«HI extend 36« fa«, tallowed by
1.8*8 feet of ie-tacb cuefng. which
will admit of deep drilling, a
eery lo obtain oil to paying quantt
Ucu. Thee runtou af Twls Fails, is
manager of this drilttag. ate as the
well is
(he Short Lise truck, operation will
David rollick of this city, who
reeenu a land holding company,
really returned from tbe Lincoln
County, Wyoming, all fields end
porta that a lam well to being drilled

be watched wuh much iaUswat.
tl-utorly by a number uf loaul aeonte
•bo are members of the late bolding

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