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Southeaster! Idaho Poultry Show, Blackfoot, Idaho, January, 25-26-27-28, 1911
THE BLACKFOOT OPTIMIST VOL. IV NO. 5 BLACKFOOT, BINGHAM COUNTY, IDAHO, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1910 $2.00 PER YEAR BIG SLICE OF MELON TO IDAHO. Two Million of Bond Issue Comes ta' This State and Interest at 3 Peq Cent Will Be Entire Project, While Balance Wil^ Come From the Continuing Apprcfj priation On Which No Interest Pay* • ments Are Required. Assessed Against' llltll . ____ xAiaj WASHINGTON, D. C. Dec. 26 Idaho's two big government irriga tion projects are assured completion by the appropriation of funds made today by President Taft. The presi dent not only has apportioned the $2^000,^00 fund which was provided by congress at the last session, large ly thresh untiring efforts of Seno tcir Borah, but has apportioned as well thé contemplated increment to regular reclamation for 1911 to 1914, inclusive, amounting to more than $25,000,000 additional. From these two funds Idaho will receive a total I of $7,000,000, of which all but $528, I 000 goes to the Payette-Boise project. Th half million goes to complete the Minidoka project. Of this total $2, TWO,000 for the Boise-Payette is taken I from the $20,000,000 fund provided by congress, the remaining $5,000,000 % and over is allcted eut of the receipts §> to the regular reclamation fund be :ÿî tween 1911 andi 1914. ii; This allotment insures not only the if completion of the Minidoka project, which is now in/ advanced stages but If insures the practical completion of the Boise-Payette project, the allot ment being in accordance with the If estimates of the reclamation service engineers. fortunately for settlers in Idaho no interest will have to be paid on the $5,000,000, which is taken from reg ular reclamation fund, although 3 per cent must be refunded on the $2 000,000 given the Payette-Bciise pro ject from the twenty million fund. Whether this $60,000 interest on the two million will be assessed against the entirte Payette-Boise pro ject or against that portion benefited by this specific allotment is a prob lem the board of engineers did not sTÉre, but they intimate that it will be impossible to segregate the lands benefitted and that the $60,000 will t$ assessed! against the entire project. This, however, will not greatly in crease the per acre cost of water, and will be only one-third of the tax that would have been imposed had the whole allotment for this project come from the $20,000,000 fund. Senator Borah, when told of Ida ho's allotments, expressed his satis faction said: "I am not familiar with the figures necessary to complete the Payette-Boise andl Minidoka projects but I do know that the amounts ah lotted are understood and believed to insure the completion of both of them just as rapidly as the work can be done. There will be no question from nciw on as to their completion, and if the money is not ready in accor dance with this distribution it will be provided by an extra issue. The main proposition that cur prospects will be finished as speedily as pos sible is settled." | Criminals and Good Roads A grocer drummer, inexperienced ij criminology and without previous ser vice in dealing with criminals other, perhaps, than those who have tried to beat his firm out of bills for grocer ies, has revolutionized the handling of inmates of penitentiaries within the last year. Governor Shaforth t<f Colorado upon assuming the duties of his office two years ago, named this inexperienced groaer's drummer as warden of the state penitentiary having some 750 inmates, the toughest the country knows. There had been scandal after scan dal in the institution aind revolt after revolt on the part of the prisoners. The appointment of this man without experience in handling desperate men of this character caused a howl to go »"* but the appointment stood, and now the Colorado penitentiary is pointed to as a model for like insti tutions all oveT the country. This man began his administration by reforming the guards, other em ployes, sanitary and other conditions about the institution. He made no ef fort to reform the inmates believing that the place for reform must begin In their surroundings. He cleared out the old guards who had maltreated prisoners, he improved the cells and sleeping cots; he put in new walks and laid out the grounds in more at tractive shape and he caused flowers SOUTHEASTERN IDAHO POULTRY SHOW., January 25, 26, 27 and 28, 1911, are the date& set for the blg 8bo " The services of Prcif. Elmer Gimlin c( Indiana has been secured to judge the show, thus insuring the award ing of prizes absolutely ou the points of the birds. Prof. Girnlin is an ex P ert of P°«>try. Last week he judged the show at Pendleton, Ore., holida y week at Bolse > after which be goes east for two weeks, returning to Logan, Utah, where he will pass upon the birds displayed at the show there, after which he will come tot Blackfoot. The score card system of judging birds will be used here andl the whole show conducted on the same plan as used in Boise and other large cities. Get Your Birds Ready. The association earnestly requests that all who possible can join in and display their stock at this show. Do not keep your birds at home because your neighbor has fowls he paid a fancy price for. Bring yours to the show and have a competent judge pass upon them. Fancy price does not make fancy birds. Get your birds into trim and shcrw them at our show Coops will be furnished by the As sociation, for all not having them, but it is earnestly requested that those who can furnish their own. Join the Association in making this the biggest poultry show ever held in the state. It can be done. and shrubs and .grass to be planted where before the prisoners saw only cold, bare, bleak stone walls. After he had done all that he could do, then he began) to aek them to do something that they could do. He ap plied to these men prisoners the sam principles that Judge Lindsay had used in the juvenile courts of Denver He put them on their honor, and he found that even the hardest of them had honor left which only needed to be awakened. He set them to work raising produce, cattle, hogs, sheep— anything and everything that,could be used about the prison. He set thei to work on new buildings and other improvements about the institution with the result that for the first time in the history of the prison he turned back over $50,000 of the annual ap propriation unexpended, although he had made improvements almost equal in value to the original buildings when he w y ent there. Not that alone, he has put hund reds ct these men to work on public road building, not under guard with loaded gun ready po shoot down tihe^ first man that strikes or tries to mov a foot from his beaten path but mere ly"undcr honor" These men are .give: tents; they are sent away from the institution many miles and are left weeks at a time to do the work as : signed them. Many miles of the best "oads the state has were built that first year and without cost, practi cally, to the people. He has estab lished rules whereby counties may secure the labors of these prisoners by paying the ccst of their board; he sends the prisoners out to these places dressed just as other laboring men are dressed with nothing to des ignate them as prisoners. That his plan has worked is shown by the re sult.? attained and by .the fact that less than one and one-half per cent of the prisoners have broken the "parole" thus given them or have broken his confidence in making then "trusties " Why would it not be a plan worth trying in Idaho, Ada .county which is near the prison, and Canyon county which is not much farther away, want roads the worst way. Why shorn not the legislature make provision whereby the warden of the penitent iary might give these men a chance to develep seme latent manhood so they might know they are accom plishing something fer good, by let ting these two counties try the experi ment for a year or two along some such lines as these which were so su cessful in Colorado, and whiich are successful in Washington,, we believe, and perhaps in other states, thus sav ing the state the expense of feeding the prisoners and giving the coun ties the benefit of their labors and the people the benefit of good roads. If the experiment, which cannot ( prove an expensive one at the most, proves successful, then provision can be made whereby any county, might avail itself of this labor for the pub lie good.—Capital News. COUNTY DIVISION COMMITTEES REPORT ON PROPOSED LINE The committees appointed by Black foot and Idaho Falls for the purpose of formulating some plan for an ami cable adjustment of the division of the county met at the Club of Com merce Friday morning, and went into an immediate session by the elec tion of J. L. Milner as chairman. The committees in full are as fol lows: Blackfoot—L. R. Thomas, P. G. Johnston, R. N. West, James Duck worth and E. T. Peck. Idaho Falls— J. L. Milner^ A. T. Shane, W. D. Huffaker, B. J. Briggs and) H. J. Hasbrouck. The following report of the com-, mercial club committees was read. This report is supported by the rep resentatives and senator amd will no doubt influence the action cf the leg islative body relative to county di vision: Whereas, it was thought expedient and to the best interest of the peo ple cf Bingham county, Idaho, to di vide Bingham county upon equitable lines, the citizens and taxpayers re siding in the south end of said coun ty and those residing in the north end cf said county met in their re spective localities and appointed! ex ecutive committees with power to act and to agree upon a .Jine to sug gest to the Senator and Representat ives of Bingham county and request the senator and representatives to present to the Legislature at the Eleventh Session a bill creating a ne' county upon the lines agreed to by the representatives as chosen. The representatives as chosen by the citi zens of the south end of Bingham county being Honorable P. G. John ston, James Duckworth and R. N. West, and the representatives chosen by the citizens of the north end of Bingham counity being Honorable H. J. Hasbrouck, J. L. Miller, A. T Shane, W. D. Huffaker and B. J. Briggs. Pursuant to arrangements said rep resentatives met in Idaho Falls, Ida., on December 23, 1910, whereupon the following proceedings were had: Honorable H. J. Hasbrouck was elected chairman of the meeting and W. D. Huffaker was elected secretary The figures as taken from the as sessor's rolls of the county for 1910 were given as follows as an aid to the committee in arriving at an equi table adjustment. Readjusted valuations cl Bingham county, north and south of the base line, figures taken from the assess ment rolls of the county for 1910 by C. E. Crowley, assessor and collector Total value as equalized by State Board, $5,680,080.00. Valuation of all north of the base line including Mackay line ••...... $3,293,664.00 Valuation of all south of , the base line ........ 2,886,416.00 ( Difference in favor of the north side of the base line ........... $907,248.00 Miscellaneous items stated for the purpose of arriving at an equitable adjustment: Grays Lake country; $60,000.00. Migratory stock in Gray's Lake country, $100,000,00. Sixteen miles Mackay line north cf base line, $72,000.00. Thirty-six thousand acres of Csrey land shortly to come under taxation in the south end is estimated at $250 000.00 Newly built Aberdeen railroad, 28 miles, $98,000.00 Mr. Crowley's esti mate for the 28 miles is $110,000.00. Migratory stock south of base line and not in Gray's lake country, $35, 000 . 00 . Shelley school district, including Shelley village, $221,664.60. South of base line including Carey lands and Aberdeen railway, $2,734, 410, showing difference ini favor of north of base line, still $559,248.00. Suggestions for Equalizing Commencing at the northwest cor ner of township 3 north, range 35 east, thence south 14 miles, thence east 16 miles, thence south 4 miles to base line, thence east 26 miles, thence south to south line of county. Valuation of north ccunty $3,160,000 Valuation of south county 2,868,080 Difference favor of north .. $291,920 The above valuation for the south ccunty Includes the Aberdeen rail way and> Carey lands that are not on this year's assessment rolls. After considerable discussion and a presentation of figures representing the assessed valuation on either side of the proposed line, Duckworth pre sented the following resolution and moved Its adoption: ''Be it resolved that the joint com mittee here assembled agree upon th following line for the creation of a new county out of the territory now comprising Bingham county and rec ommend that the Senator and Repre sentatives elect of Bingham county use every honorable means and end eavor to procure the creation cf a new county out of the territory lying north and east of the proposed line herein set forth as follows, to-wit: Commencing at the northwest corner of township three (3) north, of range thirty four (34) east, thence south fourteen (14) miles, thence east twenty-one (21) miles, thence south one (1) mile, thence east three (3) miles, thence south three (3) miles to the base line, thence east twelve (12) miles, thence south six (6) miles thence east twelve (12) miles, thence south to south line of Bingham coun ty." The motion to adopt the resolution' was seconded by West, Johnson and Briggs, and after some discussion the chairman called for a vote whereupoi the resolution was unanimously adopt ed. It was moved by West and second ed by Johnson that the court house and grounds now owned by Bingham county be retained by and remain the property of Bingham county. The motion was put by Jhe chairman and unanimously carried. It was moved by Johnston and sec onded by Miller thht the figures fur nished by the Assessor and Collector of Bingham county and which were used as a basis for the calculating made in determining the valuation as well for the proposed new. as the old county be attached to the minutes of this meeting and made a part thereof There being no further business, it was moved that the meeting do now adjourn. The motion prevailed and the chairman declared the meeting adjourned. We, the undersigned hereby declare that we have read the foregoing min utes and that they contain a true and correct record of what transpired at the meeting held at Idaho Falls, December 23, 1910, and together with the Senator and Representatives of Bingham county, Ida., hereby pledge cur support to the bill creating the proposed new county. H. J. Hasbrouck Clency St. Clf'ir, Senator G. W. Edgington, P. G. Johnston, C. L. Warnick Representatives W. D. Huffaker A. T. Shane James L. Miller B. J. Briggs P. G. Johnston R. N. West Jas. Duckworth Committee. Timely and Wise Resolution Be it resolved by the senator and representatives elect of Bingham ccunty and a committee of represen tatives from Blackfoot and a com mittee of representatives from Idaho Falls convened in Idaho Falls for the purpose of conferring upon pro posed legislation that it is the sense of all present that legislation be ree commended fer the betterment of wagon road between Pocatello and Blackfoot and particularly that por tion known as the "Fort Hall Sand Belt." And, we recommend that the Com mercial Clubs of Pocatello, Black foot, Shelley and Idaho Falls, auth orize an expenditure for the purpose of procuring the services of coni' petent engineers to make a suive the sand road and recommend as tq the best method and cost of construe tion of a permanent road thru what is known as the ''Fort Hall Sa Belt" between Blackfoot and Ross Fork And we further recommend that Honorable P. G. Johnston be em powered with full authority to pro cure the services of competent engin eers to furnish him with all neces sary data with reference to said road and construction of same. Be Jt further resolved that a copv cf of HAWLEY MAKES . APPOINT MENTS FOR SEVEN. Says He Will Not Vary From FoVmer Official List Either—Declares That If Time Proves Him Mistaken Of fice-Holder Will Be Fired. Chief Clerk in governor's office, Fred Flced of Ada county. State engineer, Aubrey E. Robinson of Wallace. Chief clerk in 1 engineers office, H. M. Wing of Boise. State veterinarian, Er. J. H. Web ber of Weiser. Insurance commissioner, I. C. Hatta baugh of Orangeville. Deputy insurance commissioner, T. I. Quarles of Sandpoint. Governor-ele et James H. Hawley Thursday night announced his ap pointees to the seven state offices as above indicated. I:» discussing the appointments he said in part: T requested Mr. Hattabaugh, if consistent with his wishes in the mat ter, to appoint T. L. Quarles of Pand polnt in Bonner county, as deputy insurance commissioner. To this re quest he has answered me by wire in the affirmative and this appoint ment will be made. 'In the matter of the state engin eer, I have had many difficulties in coming to a conclusion in the mat ter. There have been numerous ap plicants for the position, all of whou were qualified to fill it acceptably. have given careful attention to this appointment during the last week. "My choice for this position and the gentleman whom I would like to have appointed is A. J. Wily of Boise whom I regard as the dean of his profession in this state. Mr. Wiley's many engagements and large private practice, however, precluded him from accepting the position. "Most of the other applicants for the position have been andl still are actively engaged in many irrigation projects in this state, which in all probability will be matters of const deration by the state laind board. 1 endeavored, however, toi secure for this position a man of undoubted ability, learned in his profession and who- thoroughly understands and is an adept in hydraulic engineering, am whese integrity could not be assail ed; and also a man who has not been actively Interested in the Carey act projects now being carried on in this state. a "Mr. Robinson, in my judgment possesses all of these qualifications, and he has been recommended by many of the most prominent citizens cf this section ot the state, who/ are thoroughly conversant with his abil ities and qualifications. "The present state engineers' term of office expires April 1, and the nomination of Mr, Robinson will be for the term commencing upon the expiration of D. G. Martin's term of office. "I am somewhat conversant with the condition of affairs in the state engineers' office, so f:r as the cleri cal part thereof is corcerned, and I believe that Herbert M. Wing, the present chief clerk in that office, is thoroughly efficient and is respon slble in a great part, fer the high standard that office has maintained so far as the clerical work is con cerned. I have requested Mr. Robin son to retail:;. Mr. Wing in his pres ent position. The office of water commissioner for the third district is one that has caused me considerable anxiety and I have given the matter my most careful attention. There have been some 10 applicants for the position, and the matter has been of great public interest among the water user of the district. There has been considerable feeling engendered in regard to this matter in Canyon coun ty, a rivalry seemingly existing be tween several sections of that county as to who should fill that position. T decided that the best interests of he district required flje selection of q man for the position who is of un doubted integrity and who had __ ex perience in the handling cf water of these resolutions be furnished to the President of each of the Com mercial Clubs with urgent request of an immediate action. Dated at Idaho Falls, Idaho, this 23rd day of December, 1910. H. J. HASBROUCK, . President. W. D. HUFFAKER,' Secretary. and whoi was not personally interest ed la any way in the distribution of waters under his control. I wanted a man whose business ability to man age the affairs.of the office cculd not be questioned. "Mr. Gage, I ascertained, possesses all of these qualifications and I be lieve his administration of the affairs of that office will give universal sat isfaction. Mr. Gage, during his resi dence in Boise, has been in other business but he had considerable ex perience in Colroado in the distribu tion of water before coming here, as he was water commissioner of th Seventh district in, that state. "District No. 3 includes the waters of the Snake river and its tributaries on the south side from the mouth of the Bruneau to and including the Owyhee and on the north side of the Snake from the mouth of the Malad river to and including the Clearwater. "The position of state veterinary has been sought for by many of the men engaged in that profession in various parts cf the state and a very keen rivalry existed between friends of the several candidates, notably of those living in Ada county. I desired to secure for this position not only an honest and capable man, but one agreeable to the stockmen of the state, and I believe that Dr. Webbers appointment will be hailedl with sat isfaction by all engaged in the stock business as well as by citizens In., general. 'The appointment of Mr. Hatta baugh as Insurance commissioner and Mr. Quarles as assistant will I think, give general satisfaction, as both are eminently qualified for their respec tive positions by reason of previous experience la this kind of work. I have never received or heard a work from any source impugning their fit ness for these positions. Each of these gentlemen is well known in alll parts of the state. "Mr. Fred Floed has accepted the position of chief clerk in the gover nor's office a>t my earnest solicitation This is an appointment of a personal character, and I desire to surround myself in the .governor's office with these who are not only capable but agreeable to me personally, I feel glad to secure the assistance of Mr. Floed in the position named. The appointments heretofore and now announced I have concluded to make after careful investigation and due deliberation. I have sought for due deliberation. I have sought for efficiency and honesty. And in ad dition, I have sought to appoint men who would be satisfactory to the people generally. "If it proves that I have been mis taken in making any c,f these ap pointments, such mistake is of my own making eind one for which I will be, as I should be, held personally responsible. I have neither excuses to make >r.or apologies toi offer for any appointment that I have decided upon And the list of appointments that I have given out will not be varied from nor changed in any particular. "I expect upon taking office to keep myself thoroughly infarmed In regard to ail important matters con nected with the various offices either wholly or in part under my control. And I will expect to share the re sponsibility for the conduct of those officers with the incumbents, and whenever I find that I have been mistaken in regard to either the qual ifications to fill the office or the honesty of purpose of the officer, I will not hesitate to exercise the power that will be vested in me as. governor and to summarily remove such officer, regardless cf the per sonal feelirgs of myself or any other person towards him.''* Was a Great Surprise Ge». B. Riches, deputy ccunty clerk and Miss Nancy Seedall were united in the holy bonds of matrimony last evening, at 7:30 in Judge Crowley's office. The bride is well known in the so cial circles in this city and the groom has a wide acquaintance h th here and in Blackfoot, being deputy county recorder. The marriage comes as a surprise to their many friends. The young; people will make their home In Black foot fer the present. Their many friends jcin in wishing them a merry Christmas and happy New Year and extend congratulations upon their haippy union.—Idaho Falls Post. We handle typewritters and type writer supplies. Ribbons, carbon papers and typewriter paper.