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Watson & Moore, The St. Anthony Druggists.
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The Teton Peak:
Official Paper
of Fremont
County - -
NO. 6.
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le Slcuncnher». G. E. Bowei man. È
President. Cashier. '
First National Bank
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ï business and offer you every |
il h good business methods. |
i.'d security. Liberal advances j
wish to purchase cattle or sheep,
hours from !) o clock to 4.
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e Avant your banlrin
facility consistent \v
out 1 y to loan on approx
made to those
Accounts Oi
The Si. Anthony Banking Co.
A General
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S Stockmen and Merchants
.gs sfrn*— ^Solicited,
inking ami Collection business trans
cted. Interest ]iaicl on time deposits,
accommodation extended, consistent with
Sound Hanking business.
A portion of your business respectfully solicited.
G. C. Baker, President.
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atch This
ïxt Week.
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Fremont Meat and Pro
vision Company
Meats, Butter and Eggs,
Fruits and Vegetables.
looking for goods in our
ay you to give us a
r line
i r you are
it will
As we are Confident that we can please
you. Give us a call is all we ask
Lye Specialists of Chicago, will make a Professional
otel Riverside, St. Anthony, Wednesday June 3,
visit to 1
and remain until Thursday June 4
Glasses fitted at Lowest Prices.
Sight Specialist.
Eyes Examined Free.
Remember the Lady Eye

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Contract Let for Con
struction of Large
Seventy-five thousand acres of arid
land will be reclaimed and opened for
settlement in Idaho as the result of a
deni which was consummated in this
city yesterday. Homeseekers and in
vestors all over the country have been
awaiting the announcement of the clos
ing of the transaction in order to go
either in person or to send representa
tives into the land which, it is believed,
will eventually be an Eldorado in fann
ing lands.
The American Falls Power & Canal
company yesterday concluded arrange
ments for tlie completion of its canal
in Id alio. The contract was awarded
to Lyman Skeen of Ogden for the con
struction of the entire canal system.
The company's canal is taken out of
the Snako river, about twelve miles
above tlie town of Blackfoot, in Bing
ham county, and runs southwest fifty
eight miles, It terminates just below
tlie American Falls, Blaine county,
where it discharges its surplus water
back into the Snake river.
The country that will be traversed
by the canal is considered one of the
most fertile valleys along the river,
and for years has been an object of
envy to agriculturists. The canal
will be eighty-five feet wide at the
top, sixty feet wide at the bottom, and
capable of carrying six feet of water,
a river in itself. It will have the ca
parity of irrigating 75,000 acres of land,
57,000 acres of which have been set
apart by the government of the United
States and the state of Idaho for the
benefit of those who will first purchase
water rights of the company.
A portion of the rights owned by the
company will be placed on the market
at $15 per acre, and can be paid for in
installments with ti lier cent interest.
Those who acquire water rights from
the developing company will be sold
land by the state of Idaho for 50 cents
per acre, 25 cents payable upon the
filing of the application, and the balance
at the time of making the final proof
Ten thousand acres of school land
will be watered under contracts made
by the company with the state of Idaho,
and 10,000 acres of water rights will be
sold to settlers already owning lands
under the canal. Thirteen miles of the
canal have already been constructed,
and within ninety days water can be
diverted upon 8,000 acres of the tract
set apart by the government. No diffi
cult and intricate engineering problems
will he encountered in tlie construction
work. At the point of diversion there
is a natural channel through which the
water has been diverted, without the
necessity of constructing a dam. It is
believed that this will avoid one of the
most expensive as well as one of the
most dangerous features connected
with irrigation projects.
The Snake river has a watershed of
oyer 10,000 square miles. At the time
when the greatest amount of water is
required for irrigation purposes, there
is the greatest amount of water avail
able. When the river is the lowest
there is five times more water available
at the point of diversion than can be
carried in the canal. The amount of
water appropriated, if placed upon the
landatonB time, is sufficient in quan
tity to cover the entire tract at a depth
of over six feet.
Lyman Skeen, the contractor, with
one of the best grading outfits available,
consisting of sixty teams and more than
100 men, will begin construction work
this week. The outfit has been loaded
at Ogden. Included in his force are
the outfits of Lee Hammon and Caleb
Parry. Tlie construction of the bridge
and flume work will be under the direc
tion and supervision of D. S. Tracy.
The sale of water rights and the se
lection of land will be entirely in the
hands of R. J. Evans, L. H. Curtis and
F. A. Sweet of this city. It is said that
the builders and contractors of the canal
are heavily interested and that when
completed the system will lie one of the
most perfect that modern engineering
and ingenuity can devise. The "Carey
lands," under the law are open to pur
chasers, whether resident or non resi
dent, bnt no person is permitted to take
over 160 acres of land in his own right.
The company which is undertaking
the reclamation of the huge tract of
land is composed of Ogden and Salt
Lake business men, and it is believed
that the plan will, if successfully exe
cuted, increase the population of Idaho
by many thousands. The contract was
let to Mr, Skeen on the basis of $025,000
for the contraction work exclusive of
headgates, etc. -Salt Lake Tribune.
John R. Grogan Shot.
Nampa, May 24.—In a fight that fol
lowed a dispute over the baseball game
horo today between the Boise and Nampa
teams Police Officer John R. Grogan
was shot and severely wounded by
James Quarles, colored, of Boise. The
shot took effect in Grogan's shoulder,
making an ugly wound.
Quarles is confined in the jail here
with Harry Williams, colored, also of
Boise, who was mixed up in the trouble.
After the baseball game Ed Ferrell, a
Nampa player, and a Boiseite. who is
said to he Joe Tyner, engaged in a tight,
which attracted quite a crowd of the
excursionists from Boise and Nampa
Grogan made an attempt to prevent
what threatened to he a riot. In doing
so he pushed somo of the spectators
hack, including Quarles.
Quarles struck the officer over tlie
head with a cane, dazing him Grogan
pulled his revolver and shot in the air,
thinking by that means to put a stop to
the fighting. Quarles then whipped out
a gun and fired twice.
One shot grazed Grogan's knee and
the other brought the officer down in
Aiding the wound in the shoulder.
Quarles ran hut was quickly over
hauled. Williams took Quarels' part in
the fracas and was arrested with him.
Excitement ran high for a time and
threats of lynching were indulged in
but in a short time the crowd quieted
down and it became evident that no vio
lence would he attempted.
Indians Need a License.
The question having arisen as to
whether or not Indians wero exempt
from the provisions of the new fish
and game law, State Game Warden W,
V. Toms asked Attorney General John
A. Bagley for a ruling on the point
The attorney general holds that Indians
off the reservation must obtain hunter:
licenses. His opinion follows:
"Indians living under tribal relations
on Indian reservations under the gen
eral protection of tlie federal govern
ment are not required to take out
state license or to hunt on those reserva
tions, hut are governed entirely by the
rules and regulations of the federal
government and officers in charge of
the Indians and reservation.
Indians who have severed their
tribal relations and have received an
allotment of land from tlie government
and are residing upon the same and
identified as citizens and participating
in the privileges of citizenship they are
entitled to, must take out a license ha
fore they can fish or hunt.
"The Indians on tlie Pocatello and
Lemlii reservations must take out
license to fish or hunt outside of their
respective reservations and the permit
given to them to leave the reservati
by the federal Indian agent does not
entitlo them to hunt or fish off tlie re
servation. They must take out a license
from the state game warden."
Rich Ore Strike
Boise, Ida., May 23.—A phe
nominally rich strike has been
made in the Sunnyside mine of
Thunder Mountain. In driftin
on the ore body at 400 feet from
the point where the tunnel eu
the great deposit the level came
into very rich ore.
Superintendent Abbot has
sent Manager Purdam sample
which were estimated to carry
$20,000 to the ton. He writes
that the entire face of the level
was in rich oro at the time and
that his assays had run from
§150 to §10,000 per ton. He
had run into tlie vein only Hire
feet when he wrote.
This discovery was made
developing the original ore body
and it is only 125 feet vertically
from the surface. The long tun
nel being driven to catch the
ore some 300 feet deeper has not
reached the ledge. This ore
as rich as that which was found
on the Dewey and which cause
suchen sensation.
i/i. H. Brady reports that he has
ordered the last piece of machinery for
his electric plant at Rexhurg and that
he will have the plant in operation
soon as the machinery arrives, which
will not be later than the middle of
July.— Pocatello Advance.
17 lbs of sugar for $1.00 at Thompson 1
Miss May Scott, state superintendent
of public instruction, left last Thursday
for Vancouver, Wash., to escort to their
homes for (he summer vacation, the
Idaho pupils attending the school for
deaf and blind children. There are
eight pupils from Idaho in the Van
couver school, most of them from the
northern part of the stnte. Miss Scott
will return oast by way of Boise, and
after a brief stop proceed to ( Colorado
Springs, where 1!) Idaho children are
being educated. She will bring them
home in company with 13 pupils from
the school in Ogden.
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The First National Bank of Coeur d'
\lonehas been authorized to commence
business with a capital of $25,000.
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Pocalello, Ida., May22. "WildBill,"
bo shot Dick Driscoll early Wednes
day morning, is now a good Indian.
Ilis redemption was effected last night
by the Indian police of the Fort Hall
ervatiou. Bill was trying to sneak
into Bannock creek, where the police
ere laying for him. He was ordered
to halt, hut started to run instead. His
horse was then shot but he dismounted
and was trying to escape on foot when
the police fired again, killing him.
Maj. Caldwell denies that "Wild
Bill" was insane and said that he was
simply a bad Indian who drank much
Dick Driscoll says he was had with
out his whisky and that when he came
to his house Tuesday midnight he was
sober and on murder bent.
The union labor organizations of Boise
will put a ticket in the field for the com
municipal elections.
June 14 has been set apart as momor
al day by- Grand Master Levi Magee
for the Idaho Odd Fellows.
The following statement from E. H.
Dewey, son of the late Col. Dewey, is
published in the Namha Leader:
ill carry out all my father's plans
know his wishes in regard to all his
enterprises completed and uncompleted
and it will ha a pleasure to me to oh
serve them I have been raised in
Idaho and love the state as he loved it
and his work of upbuilding shall con
tique as far as lies in my ability' to per
The following press dispatch is from
last Friday's Capital News and was
dated at Salt Lake, May 15th: A man
laiming to he Reese II. Davis, immi
gration commissioner of Idaho, erei ted
quite a scone in tlie police station this
morning. He was picked up on tlie
street in a drunken condition and when
searched $1.10 and papers proving his
identity were found upon him. Ad
dressing the desk sergeant, he said: "I
ome from Boise, Mr. Bartender, set up
another round for the hoys, as I want to
catch my' train." He was thrown in
Benny Wood Leaves Us
B, M. Wood and family loft for St.
Anthony, Idaho, Monday afternoon
where they intend to make their future
home. Benny went out there about
three weeks ago to see if ho liked the
place and returned last Thursday de
ided that he would go and stay. Their
many friends hero wish them success
mil happiness. Hillsboro, (Iud.) Times.
Mr. Wood and family arrivod in St.
Anthony last Friday and are living on
the South Side. He is employed at Mr.
Hoops' tonsorial parlor.
1 f yon en joy a
[rood cigar try
Is guaranteed
to give satis
faction. dry
one and you
will smoke no
d ry one after
your dinner
and you will
always smoke
Always call
for this brand.
The best in
the market.
W. II. Kurland
From Fremont County.
Hon. C. C. Moore, represent
ing Fremont county in tlie last
legislature, was in Nampa last
week from his homo at St. An
thony. Mr. Moore says work is
progressing very nicely on
Idaho's first sugar factory, lo
cated in Bingham county. The
big structure will be three stories
high and in size 342x485 feet.
Three hundred men are now at
work on the factory and in the
fields fertile company, the com
pany having bought a section of
land into which beets will be
planted this year. They are
unning twenty-six 3-liorse teams
plowing, and are turning over the
soil at a great rate. It is ex
pected that fully 5,000 acres of
Fremont county land will be put
in beets this year.
In speaking of mining in this
section, he says at this time not
enough is known of the Red Mud
Springs property to oven pre
dict the outcome of those dis
coveries, though some very good
prospects are found there.
The coal beds in Fremont
county are promising exceeding
ly well. The beds there are
very extensive, and though they
have not been developed thus
far to any great extent, many
people in that section have been
burning the coal during the past
winter, and all pronounce it of
excellent quality.
Mr. Moore is very enthusiastic
over developments in general in
his section and is of the belief
that old Fremont has a very
bright future ahead. Nampa
Wooi at Top Prices.
Weiser, Ida., May 23.—The
wool market in this city has been
lively during the past week.
Several sales have been made
at top prices, some within afrac
eion of 15 cents per pound.
A. G. Butterfield, one of the
largest wool dealers in the coun
try, sold 130,000 pounds to Hal
lowel, Donald & Co. of Boston
at a price said to bo very near
the fifteen cent mark.
John Neely sold 250,000 pounds
at a little more than 14 cents,
and E. A. Vansicklin sold a lit
tle over 100,000 pounds at tlie
same price.
Over 500,000 pounds of wool
are stored in the Wool-Growers'
association warehouse in this
city, and as much more will be
delivered there next week. Ship
ments are being made daily from
Weiser to the east.
Y. M. & Y. L M. I. A. conference May
30 June 1.
President Roosevelt reception May 20th.
Brigham Young family reunion June 1.
For the above occasions an open rate
of one fare for the round trip will lie
made to Balt Lake, tickets on sale Slay
29th and 30th. Final limit June 1st.
R. T. Drollinger, Agt.

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