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Over 5,000 People Participated in the Events on
the Fourth-Everybody Pleased with Pro î
gram-Good Races Both Days.
Montpelier waa fairly alive with
people on July Fourth, who gathered
here from tha four corners of the
county, as well as from Cokeville,
8tar Valley, Soda Springs and Gar
den City to participate in the big
celebration. The number of people
from outside points has been con
servatively estimated at 5,000, while
some *placed the number consider
ably higher. However, all of the
old timers agreed that the crowd was
by far the largest that had ever been
to the city on any one day^___>^'
I Althoïï$ft nuf âüd ffryTtheday was
* Un ideal one tor a celebration. «The
first event of the morning was the
parade, which started on its line of
march shortly after 10 o'clock. The
parade was a moat creditable one
and with probably one exception,
that of tour years ago, it was the
- best ever seen in Montpelier. Owing
to the high cost of all material and
the inability to secure labor, the
parade committee found it necessary
to abandoh several floats which bad
been planned a month ago.
The parade was led by "Bob"
Mulles, af Uncle Sam, and right well
did "Bob" look and act this impor
tant character.
He was followed by a drum corps,
which furnished lively martial mu
sic. Next in line was Master Tom
Sneddon and Mias Lucile Ferguson,
attired as George and Martha Wash
ington. They rode in a prettily dec
orated vehicle.
Mayor ^ioff and the city council
followed to an auto, with the Mont
pelier concert band next in line.
The next feature, ané the one
which caused many hearts to swell
with pride, was the one hundnred
or more khaki clad young men—
many of whom had served their coun
try faithfully overseas, while the
others who had as freely offered
their Services to their country, got
no further .than the training edmps,
due to the early termination of the
war. They marched in true military
form and a mighty fine looking
bunch of young men they were. They
received frequent and lusty cheers
from the crowd which thronged the
streets along the line of march.
Other feature* in the parade came
to the following order:
Float hearing little girls represents
tog the states of the union and U. S.
Float bearing Mias Cornelia Mum
ford, aa Goddess of Liberty, and her
Bloomington brass band.
Float hewing Miss Minnie Hunter
as Queen ef Bear
Horseback rider^.
John Mlnnig and family in two
^ake and her at
autoa, representing "Bear Lake's
best crop." John was able to get
only ten of his children together
for the occasion, but at that he wod !
the $16 prise offered for the largest
Jhe Giersdorf Musical Co. band.
The following business firms were
represented wrtth floats or decorated
Montpelier Lumber Co.. Riter
Bros. Drug Co., Montpeljer Hospital,
'Montpelier Steam Laundry, Modern
- Drag Co.. Ed C.* Rich'* Grocery, Mose
Lewis, Golden Rule Mercantile Co.,
The Fair Store and Roghaar's Cash
George Phelps Is entijled to credit
1 for the attractive float he had repre
aentiflg the farming interests. On
the float wad a Jersey cow and be
side her were four lambs, which oc
V cas tonally helped themselves to a
little nourishment from bossy'«
"feed bag."
Ned Bolle* was also in line with
a Belgian hare float.
\ Many autos followed In line hut
Dow of them were extensively dec
The exercises in the tabernacle,
aa it waa absolutely impos
sible to purchase bunting and other
iteriai tor that purpose.
Were listened to with interest by an
Audience which taxed the capacity
of the building.
Mayor Hoff presided and delivered*
a short but pleasing address of wel
ct me.
The oration of the day by Prof.
R*>y Welker of Paris, was a masterly
oie and was appreciated by the large
av Uience.*
The first event in the afternoon
wAa the horse races at the race track,
yrhlch were attended by 2,000 people.
In the tree for all pacing race
John Bateman's horse Prince Wilkes,
took first money, and A1 Swa's bay
horse, second.
There were six «entries in the pony
race, which was won by Wm. George,
with George Hunter second and Bish
op Low third.
The five-eights of a mile dash was
won by Bisaegger, with Walton aec
ond and Venter third.
The relay race was won by Bishop j
Low's string of horses from Afton. i
Whilo the races were in progress !
the sports for young people were
pulled off on Main «treet. There
were many contestants in each event
which afforded amusement for those
who participated as well as for the
large crowd of spectators. |
During the afternoon many child- j
ren also found amusement In the
free dance at the pavilion. j
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Shortly after four o'clock most of
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the crowd headed for the ball park
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and by the time the game was called
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there were over 2,000 people on the
grounds. The game started off with j
indications of being a clean contest,
but lt<developed Into a wrangling !
and rag-chewing affair in which the !
players and specators took a free;
hand, which was largely responsible
for Montpelier losing the game to ;
Kemmerer by the score of 10 to 6. |
The day's events closed with the I
grand ball at the pavilion, and that j
spacious hall was certainly too crowd- 1
ed for comfort. There were 390
tickets sold, besides the soldiers in
uniform who were admitted free. '
Despite the crowd everybody had a :
-rood time* and dancing continued
until 2 a. m. |
Although It was hot and dusty'
everybody was In good humor and
seemed to enjoy themselves. !
Not an accident occurred to mar :
the pleasures of the day.
The eating houses and all of the ;
refreahment stands did a rushing i
. ,
business from early morn until late
at n B
The bowery was appreciated by j
many who brought their lunches.
First prize for the best business:
float was awai-ded to the Montpelier :
hospital, which had a mlnature hos
P*1*> on wheels for the occasion.
Rich's grocery won the second
Prize. Ed's two little twin boys
were blacked up as "coons" and rep
resented the "Gold Dust Twins."
They attracted much attention along
Ihe line of parade and many were
heard to remark that they should
fcave had first prize.
The Montpelier Lumber Co's, float
was an attractive one. and probably
represented more real labor and skill
than any other float tn the parade.
Aa a reward for his efforts at rep
resenting the great producing class
in the parade, George Phelps waa
awarded the 815 prize offered for
the best farmer's float.
Mose Lewis' department store was

the celebration, certainly has reason
to feel proud of Its efforts, although
the real work In carrxlng out the pro
gram fell to a few hands, aa la gen
represented In the parade with ant
artistically decorated
It was truly a work of art. and re
celved numerous compliments from
the spectators.
The car was driven
bv Mias Barrett and with her were
the lady clerks in the store. The car
won the $10 prize offered for the
best decorated anto.
The Boosters' club, which fathered :
(Costinned oa teat page)
The Neighbors ' Dandelions.
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All that has saved the farmers
who rely upon the water of Bear
Hiver for irrigation purposes from
practically a total failure of. their
crops this summer Is the Action of
I the Utah Power & Light Company
recently in releasing a large quan
tity <2f water stored in the company's
reservoir at Bear Lake.
j This reservoir, which catches and
i stores the flood waters of Bear river
! in the spring, was constructed by
«.he company several years ago as
a precautionary measure kguinst
J" 81 such shortage of water as now
«list* throughout Bear River valley,
The Present natural Qow in Bear
| river near Paris is now only 36 sec
j ond feet - according to measurements
- aken a Yew days ago.
j aU H»« water available, not only
would it mean total failure of the
. . .
crops dependent upon this water,
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but It would mean that the extensive
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water power generating plants of the
Utah Power & Llght company, sup
j plylng a large parl of g outlwrn Idaho
jand Northern an „ Centra , Utah
! would be compIetely paralyze d.
! But thla flow of 35 aecond feet
haa been fucreaBed lo no6 second
feet by tbe addit ion of 1070 second
; faet of storage water from Bear
| Lake. In other words, the natural
Were this
, flow is only three per cent, while
j the flow of Btorage water is 97 per
1 cent of the present total flow,
A slight variation from these fig
ures was obtained in measurements
' in Bear River at Soda Point, near
: the upper end of Gentile valley,
Here the natural flow measured 160
| second feet, which make« tbe per
centage 12 for the natural flow and
88 for the storage waler
Th f '°" pany * en ' farth / r than
! " e ^ ,y ^ impound the flood water.
:of Bear River. At the cost of sev
eral million dollars. It installed huge
! pumps at Lifton by means of which
jlf necessary, the water of Bear Lake
, below the flood water level can be
pumped into Be ar rlTer and thereby
maintain a requisite flow.
j Unless heavy showers ' relieve the
; presew situation tbe company will
pat the pumps into action within the
: next few weeks. This will be the
first time they hare ever been called
upon, but In the minds of Utah
Power A Light company officials,
: heir Installation as an insurance
againat the calamity of a aevere
«ater shortage will have been fully
Bear Lake d " r ' n * th * Ylo<x> aewon
b V the Utah Power A Light com
panjr u rtoped tor the Protection of
CU8U >mer* of the company. It Inci
dentally has proved a distinct advan
While the water impounded in
I tage to the farmers,
contrast to their good fortune is tbe
present situation of the fermera
along the Weber and upper Snake
■ rivera, who for lack of storage facil
ities have had their crops severely
damaged from the drouth.
In marked
Mogs continued,
their upward climb today, touching
the record figure of 922.89 per hon
dred pounds Twenty-three dollar
hogs are assured by tha «ed of ÜM
, weey. dealers darin rad.
I And there will probably he a re
currence of thtf misfortune
at(îp# are taken to store tbe flood
water* of those areams aa has been
done by the Utah Power A Light
company In the case of Bear River.
Chicago. July 9
Standing of Teams
W L Pet
3 .768
6 .628
Rock Springs_
Greon River _
Montpelier _
Kemmerer _
- 10
- 7
6 8 .386
4 9 .308
In their climb out of the cellar,
the Camels lost their too holds
July 4th snd slipped back a notch,
but they got a fresh hold the next
•lay and regatnod their loat ground,
and on 8unday they went up another
notch. They expect to keep going
now and when the final game of the
season Is played on Labor Day the
Camels will bn found waving the
pennant at the head of the league.
The (time on the Fourth waa loat
principally through the wrangling
over the decisions of rat umpire«.
Although Kemmerer took the lead
! n the flrat fnnlng, the Camels over
came it In the third and held It until
'be eighth, when Kemmerer aent two
men across home plate, giving them
ailead of one. The Camels bad a
■trance to overcome thla but the
Jinx had auch a hold on them that
they fell down completely. The via
tors added three more tallies to
their credit la the ninth, and when
the third Capipi fell by the wayside
the score stood 10 to (. The score
by innings follows:
Kemmerer —4 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2-10
Montpelier —8 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0-8l
Summary—Earned run*. Kemmer
er 7, Montpelier 2; Base on ball*,
off Williams 0. Framback 2; Left on
bases, kemmerer 8, Montpelier 2;
Wild pitch, Williams; Base on er
rors. Kemmerer 3. Montpelier 2;
Two base bits, Renfro, Setgel, Han
Ulna, Hartman p; Struck out, by
Williams 7, Framback f; Double
•lays. Smith to Reynolds to Belgel;
'lit by pitcher, Seigel. Time 2:10;
Umpires, McPbee and Bweltxer.
HMorday'e Game
The ragged game on tbe Fourth
detracted somewhat from the attend-!
ance at Saturday's game. However, j
those who'did attend bad the pleas
ure of Seeing the Camels shut out
Kemmerer In the short time of one ;
hour and twenty-eight minutes.
Thla was tbe fastest game that baa
been played on tbe local diamond In
14 yeara. On July 23. 1906, Mont-,the
pelier defeated Rock Springs by the
«core of 2 to 1 in exactly one hour
and twenty minutes.
Kllbarn. who occupied tbe moand
for the Camel* Saturday, waa In
splendid form, deeplte tbe fact that
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hs had hnrled the sphere In fann
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on the 3rd and 4th and made the
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drive from Logan to participate In
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the game here. He is one of tbe
easiest and smoothest all around
players that la to be found outside
of the big leagues. He has nothing
to say but la in the game all of the
mererI te# «ver reached third base.
Another thing which added snap
to the game was tbe umpiring of
I'hll Gotdwster, n traveling salesman
who happened to be here for tbe day. •
Phil knows the game from A lo T,
and be made them play ball all of
tbe time. His decision* were fair.
and only once or twice during the
game were meek proteste entered
by either fans or players. Had he
officiated at the game on the Fourth
there Isn't the sllgbteut doubt
^hav Montpelier would hare
M Phee again umpired on — r and
h'ts off him, none of them were ef
fictive and only two or three Kern
Although the visitors got six
tbo pso-jto
Improved Practices Adopted in Emergency Here
to Stay-Agriculture Has Made Rapid and
Substantial Progress.
Dnrlng the past two years the
methods of production and ennser
atlon employed by the farmers of
his country have advanced 20 years
>«yond what they would have been
luring pence tlmra. soya G. I. Chris
te, huh mu lit secretary of ugrlcul
. urV Prior to 1914 and even up to
the declaration of war by the Untied
Hates, there were farinera In every
(immunity who were not Interested
li county agents, farmers' Institu
es. the agricultural college, or the
T nlted Stale« Department of Agri
culture. Hut when nur was declared
■Mid Uncle Ham aakeil the farmer« to
grow more foodatuffs of every kind.
I those who had before assumed
attitude of Indifference responded
to the call. Throughout^!)« Nation
'hose farmers, with a spirit uf pa
triotism snd an additions! Induce
ment of fair prices and asm ranee
of reasonable compensation for their
>xpctidlturee. called upon the ferlerai
department and other agencies that
could give them information. The
attitude as well as the spirit of the
ramiers changed from peace-time to
war-time farming.
improved methods and practices
adopted and now helngtapplled have
■omo to itay, eaya Mr Chrlatle In
future farming operation* we should
have little question as to the
tice of the men who has treated his
oats for smut and hna Increased his
ylold; the man who has applied f«r
lllxcr to his wheat and has Increased I
h'a crops.6 to 10-bushels an acre; I
the man who haa anught Information
on the feeding of cattle and has
found that by adding protein lo the'""
ration he ran produce a pound
beef with 9 pound* of corn where
the old ration required 13 pounds
•f grain; the man #ho
aged lo build a silo through which
ho Is able to feed a carload of cattle
with the crops from 18 acre* of land
whc " before It required 28 Men
was enrour
who have learned these lessons, have
aeen the results, and have profited
by them are not going back to the
old-time methods.
Farmers are
reaching oaf and Inquiring In a
broader way for additional aid.
"There I« large and sufficient evi
dence to show that agriculture has
made a rapid, sure, and substantial
f triât lâ triiâ, t b«»n âgrl- j
"!î!? r * Wm nW r * arf,,,,
t no time has the farmer been
(called upon to give greater attention
tn **>e business side of ht* opera
,,on * *hla day of high priced
l8n< l* labor. *e*d. fertilisers, machin
end other materials and «quip
ment, careful attention must be given
to economical production. Indus
vlous day
game ended:
Here's how the score stood when
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Summary- Earned runs, Montpel-(
1er 3; Base on balls, off Hmlth 2.
;Kllbum 2; Left on bases. Kemmerer
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,0 * Montpelier 7; Base on errors
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««mmerer 2. Montpelier 4; Two haee
u. ,..,, a . . , . |>...
«'«a. »«lgel. Struck ont. by Kllburn
s u-n««. a «...ki. _ „ .
8m, *k 0, Doable play*. Hcboper
h . k
'° br,,b,,<:,,er
Sunday morning the Camels Jour
10 Kemmerer where they again
defeated the Oiler-;.
Th«- feature of
WM ,,rw home run made In tbe
l<a « u * ' hl8 •*•*»* Th -
aceo *** ot «■*»* follows
"Tho baseball game of Hunday be
tween the Montpelier club and tbe
Kemmerer hoys will go down in hta
tory as one of the most ragged and
list leas games ever played
local diamond The onry thing which
featured th# game was the hard hit
ting of the visitors, tbe iooae pUy
Ing by the locate and ike fielding of
J»''* 8 ® 1 » *■ the aeventh Inning
waa the home-run
Swanson Williams worked bard to
the box sad had he been accorded
any support whatever was
tr.'sl plants have found It necessary
to Introduce the cost-accounting sys
tem in order that the cost of seen
port manufactured may be determln
In the same way. farmers must
-nnduet their tfttam
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and know
more definitely the desirable And
profitable llnee of production.
"Not every farmer has It within
his power to lucres## bis acreage,
hut he can very materially Increase
hla Income by Judiciously Increasing
(ho site of his business. There la
ouo way tf doing this that seems to
bo open to farmers In practically all
parts of tbo Country. The farm
management studies conducted by
ihn Jtopaft ment of Agriculture bring
out the feet that the simplest and
surest way fur the land locked farm
er to make more money la lo produce
more and better livestock. There Is
but limited opportunity for expaa
aloti In (he production of the Inten
sively grown crops, but there Is grant
■pportunMy for expansion In tbs pro
duction of all classes of livestock.
"It should be home In mind la
I hie connection, however, that Just
as a large acreage may he a handi
cap rather than an advantage anleaa
used to dvantage, so llveatock may he
a liability rather than an aaaet unleea
the quality of tbe animale la high.
Th " mor " #rr " b row * ■ **•
wor *" * ,B *• ** A* peraiata la try
,n " 0,n * lh * *»•«*•* way to
,n « ra «""> »•»* rotuxna la to aell a
'"""h ,,f r * ,ln, ' r8 The hlgh-claea
hn * " ni1 ,h " b *«b «tea* *ow. each la
own f, * ld * hM no «»"•* *■ •«»*
ctency In turning raw produsta Into
human food, bui until we realise the
wide difference In efficiency between
the scrub row producing 1,000 I be
->f milk and the animal yielding
7.000 pounds of milk, or betureea
■lie rssorbark hog and the hog that
•inverts corn Into pork rapidly sad
economically, we are not In a post
ion lo make the most of thla feet.
ing lo produce milk from them, sad
"Ho the farmer who seeks to la
crosse hie huelnees by going lato
llveatock enterprise# will
make a
grave mistake unless he pays strict
attention to the vital question of
quality of stock
ft la not necessary
]|" begin with expensive registered
an rnriJn. for good grgéo atocli
ecrve, but U le essential fbàt grant
rare be exercised In selecting tbs
Individual animals that are to ssrvs
ns the foundation of the herd
flock. When such ear# la taken
however, there Is no sarer way fsr
the farmer to Increase the (| M of his
business than by intensive prodse
r«n rf livestock "
H'ds will be opened at tbe district x
forester's office la Ogdea os Tees
<>ar. July 22 for the coostrocttoa of
"leven and afx teal ha mile* of
Mont pel 1er-Afton highway F The
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;ore#t d-pari ment IQ W at*-« tkat
... ^ !Ba '
' h» le *e much of tbe nad
-onstrorted this year
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n which bid# are asked foe
«. for este ode
'»>• Montpelier city m.r. ta
'«tveout springs.
The sect to«
Copies of the specifications,
and details for the
in the Caribou forent office
Bank of Montpelier. Any 1 -j Hr .
tie# deeîring to bld on the — r ~*~xt
non of the eleven mile* and fraction
„f tfle road can obtain nil the -
over the
s»ry date by celling at the fere*
- uee. there aheotetety_
'. mentioning anvth'ng except that
'he game was played alter the —
ner of a bunch of school hoy« la the
second «ad third grade« Tbo__
will «how th« heart -readies «tory:
Montpelier _2 9 9 2 9 1 4 1 9-11
9*993 9 9 9 2-6
0«o can't Judge the good there te
• by tbo worldly

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