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&/>e BlacRfoot Fair Will be Held the Third Week in September This Season.
l)t I&aljo Republican i £ 00 CASH I SO od Acct f BLACKFOOT, BINGHAM COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, MAY 5, 1905. PER YEAR. ! NO. 42. THE NEW ARMORY. A Nearly all Subscribed.—A Good Paying Proposition. >r the past two years, Company if the National Guard of Idaho, been sadly in need of a suitable and are now trying to take rntage of an offer which has been e to them by Mr. Youuie, who to furnish them means for the lotion of a brick Armory building, I feet long by 50 feet wide, the ne to be fitted with a modern stage order that it may be used as a first Opera House, Dance Hall, and ■mory. ■The conditions of this offer are: Irst—That the boys must make an fcvance payment of $1000 as an evi fence of good faith, said amount to n'applied on the labor and construc feon of the budding, which sum will ■ credited to them as a part pay bent on the cost of said building. I' Second—That Mr. Younie will take | first mortgage on the completed iuilding for the total cost less the >1000 paid by the company on the ame. ory ses is I Third—That Mr. Youuie shall re Hceive 10 per cent interest on said ■mortgage or in other words on the H amount he has invested. : Fourth—That the compauy is priv P ileged, at auiy time, to pay any tf amount to apply on said mortgage I thereby giving them the privilege of !?? completing the purchase of the fcy building by large or small payments A as)...they are able. ,'jTherefore in order to raise the I amount required ($1,000) the boys ■ have decided to form a corporation, |M said corporation to consist of the H members of the company only, who I: subscribe for stock in the same, and I will be incorporated under the laws I of the State of Idaho. Said corporation to be incorporat I «d with a capital stock of 500 shares I of the face value of $10 each which jff would represent the approximate I cost ($5000) of the building when building is completed. Then as it is necessary to dispose of this stock in order to raise the $1000 required these 500 shares will K. be disposed of, to members of the company only, at the rate of $2 per share. ■ For instance, if a boy purchases $50 worth of stock, he receives 25 shares representing a face value of $250, which, when the building is paid for, is actually worth the $250 ■ and probably more, all depending on how much property' has appreciated in value at the time the same has been paid out. As soon as the amount of stock (500 shares) is subscribed, the in corporation will be completed alnd work on the building begun immedi ately. No*w as to the resources of the and the probability of company their being able to complete the pur chase of the building. In the first place, each company in the State of Idaho which shall secure a drill hall or armory not less than 45x100 feet will receive from the state $400 annually as rental for the same. Then supposing the total value of the proposed building to be $5000, if the company make the required payment of $1000, that would leave $4000 upen which they must pay in terest at the rate of 10 per cent, am ounting to $400 annually, in which the amount of the State rental \ ease would cover the amount of the inter est. Therefore all the proceeds from the company dances, rental to other par ties, proceeds from the use as an op house, etc., would all apply on the payment of the indebtedness of $4000 thereby cutting down the $400 interest and allowing part of the state rental of $400 each year to be applied on the principal. As anoth er source of revenue, the boys intend to install a roller skating rink for two or three months in the year, which will njo doubt be a paying prop osition. A era Now to apply all the state rental and all tfie proceeds on the building the first year would manifestly be unfair to. the company as they would have no money with which to fit up their gymnasium, lockers, shower bath, reading room, or to pay for lights and fuel, therefore it has been arralniged and will be provided for in the by-laws of the incorporation, that if necessary the entire proceeds of the first year outside of the state rental, shall be applied in fitting up the building in first class shape and that each year thereafter all the state rental and 75 per cent of the net pro ceeds shall be applied on the inter est and indebtedness until paid in full, thus leaving 25 per cent of the net proceeds each year* for the run iniing expenses of the company. The stockholders will have the en tire management of the building and will elect each year the necessary' offi cers to manage the same, each stock holder having one vote for each share of stock he owns. The proposed policy of the com pany is to fit the building up with a company and officers' room, shower bath room, ticket office and a read ing and lounging room. Also to secure some pleasant, sin gle, old man, to act as janitor and keep everything in order, to provide sleeping room fir him therein, thus allowing the building to be kept open to the members of the company -and their friends at all times. The policy of the compauy also as outlined at present is to treat the town of Blackfoot liberally in the use of the hall for public purposes, such as holidays, for political and public meetings, making no charge for the use thereof and in this man ner enlisting the .co-operation of the citizens in their undertaking as they must necessarily depend upon the patronage of the citizens of the town to make a success of the same. At present the members of the company are experiencing some dif ficulty in raising the required am ount and it is the object of this ar ticle to explain the entire project to the parents and if possible enlist the co-operation of the parents in this project of their sons. It is not the object of this article to ask donations from anyone in this matter, although if proffered even by John D. Rockefeller they would prob ably be accepted with genuine grati tude, but is simply an appeal to all the parents of the members of Com? pany F to aid their sons in a financial way in order that all the stock re quired may be subscribed. There is no such a thing as a gift in what we are asking of the parents. It is simply a business proposition and without doubt a good one. As soon as the building is paid for the stock will be worth at least five times what was paid for it and if property values have increased, will be worth more, and wdth 50 of the popular boys of the town, of which the com pany is composed, back of the propo sition, it is bound to be a success. Then to look at this matter from the standpoint of a parent, would you mot much rather your boy would fall into the habit of going to a place in which he has an actual, and financial interest, where he may find his as sociates and be privileged to take ad vantage of healthful evercise of any form usually to be obtained in a first class gymnasium, to take a brac ing shower bath after such exercise, or to spend his idle hour or so in a first class reading room, where he is not surrounded by intoxicating liq uors, and where gambling would be prohibited, in preference to his spend ing his time in such places as the majority are tempted to under pres ent conditions simply because they have no place to go where they may congregate as associates and amuse themselves as boys should. j „ , , . . i afford to donate $20 each to this pro- j ject rather than let it fail. However, I If the parents of the boys inter ested in this matter will give it care ful study, without doubt they will j conclude, one and all, that they could it is not a donation that is asked, it is only that you aid your sons, if they haven't the money, to take their pro portion of stock in this enterprise and in that way assure its success. The actual worth of such a "Boy's Home" to each of your sons in pro viding an interesting and instructive place to spend their spare time, free from the influence of gambling and intoxicating liquors can not be esti mated in money. As a last word: Remember, you are not asked for a donation, it is only that you co-operate with your sons in a financial way and help them take stock in this undertaking, which if successful, as there is no doubt it will be, will repay them five fold to the amount they invest in the same. Some of the boys are able to carry their share without aid, and if the parents of these that are unable to do so will assist them the building of the Armory will be assured. SNAKE RIVER SANDS. Recent Discoveries in Chemistry Add More Values. The people of Snake River Valley may now prepare for another one of those pleasant surprises which come along without warning and are hail ed with delight by everybody because they benefit so many and do injury to While great achievements are none. being made in other lines, chemistry and metallurgy are doing their share. The present generation has witnessed the failure of mills and mines in one decade which the men of the next de cade have opened and operated at magnificent profits, made possible by discoveries in metallurgy. Some new metal discovered, or new uses found for what was formerly considered worthless, makes the difference be tween failure and great success, and it is quite probable that we are now in the transition period regarding the sands of our great river bed. For thirty years the miners have been trying to devise ways to treat the Snake river sands to get the gold which permeates it, and have ever been on the verge of success and fail ure. Few of these patient fellows ever knew that the sands contained other values than gold. Indeed the development of electricity and its use in a hundred ways has brought on a market for precious metals which few people outside of the lab oratory and the assay' office knotw anything about, and the black sands of Snake river carry some of these values. We are going to give you just a few of these names, and you had better learn to pronounce them for in a few years they may be just as common to you as celluloid and aluminum are now, and it is not long since you were shy about trying to speak those names, but you had to come to it. Platinum is not a new subject, yet few of us know much about it, ex cept the fact that it is very expen sive. Tantalum has been tantalizing the chemists for a number of years, but now they have discovered a way to harness it to make brighter electric lights, substituting it for carbon in the filaments. It is very expensive; some of the Snake river sands con tain tantalum in great values. Sim ilar good things may be said of os mium, chromite, magnetite, mono zite, ziricon and iridosmine. The lat ter is used in pointing gold pens; ziricon and thorium are used in the manufacture of incandescent lamps; chromite is used to give the deep green to the enamel of porcelain. Some changes are taking place fn the world which may "force great ness upon us." Russia has been pro ducing about 25 per cent of the pla tinum of the world, and she has done most of it with convict labor in the mines. Just now the convicts are permitted to go to the front to fight the Japs, and the supply of platinum is being cut off, notwithstanding the demand for it in the manufacture of electrical apparatus is greatly in creasing; the United States govern ment has appropriated money to car ry on investigations to find fields for supplying these metals, and a series of careful experiments will be made at the Lewis and Clark Exposition this year to find the minerals, and to determine what devices are best for separating them from other matter, j The work has been assigned to the i department of geological survey, and j Director Victor C. Hikes, whose head I quarters are at Salt Lake City, is j now traveling in Idaho making ar rangements to have samples of sand shipped to Portland to be treated the many different devices which are being brought there by manufactur ers, designed for just such work. This will bring the miner and manufactu rer of mining machinery together the work of practical tests, and about fifty specially made machines are al ready on the ground getting ready for the tests. The railroads have con sented to carry shipments of sand carload lots, from Idaho to the expo sition, in order to aid these experi ments. Nobody knows what the out come of the season's work will be, but if you wake up to finl ail the sand bars along the river bed near you staked off for its deposit of os mium or iridosmine or ziricon or tan talum or some other stuff that's val ued at about $480,000 per ton, just remember what they have always told us, "There is always something new under the sun. it they pro pro free and you is it to the to f) NEW SNAKE BRIDGE. County Commissioners So Decide at Special Meeting. of to are Board of County Commissioners met on this day pursuant to adjourn menc, due and legal notice thereof having been given, all members of the Board and Clerk being present when the following proceedings were had, to-wit: In the matter cl the construction of a wagon bridge across Snake river west o Blackfoot. Now be it remembered, that on this 29th day of April, 1905, the petition herein came on to be heard, avl appearing to the Board that all things have been done as required by law in reference to, and presentation of said petition to said Board, and it further appearing to the Board that the Clerk of said Board has giv en notice of the hearing of said peti tion as is required by law, and further appearing to the Board that the interest of the county demands the construction of said bridge as prayed for in said petition and that the same is necessary, it is hereby ordered that said bridge be construct ed, and it is further ordered that the plans and specifications marked Exhibits A, B, C and D," on file with the clerk be and the same are hereby adopted as the plans and specifications ini conformity of which said bridge is to be constructed- And it is further ordered that the clerk of this Board do advertise for sealed proposals for the construction of said bridge, said advertising for sealed proposals to be made in the Southern Idaho Mail for three successive is sues beginning May 3rd next, said Southern Idaho Mail being a weekly newspaper of general circulation 1 in this Bingham county, state of Idaho, said notice to contain explicit speci fications of said bridge to be con structed, which sealed proposals will be opened on May 20th, 1905, at the hour of 2 o'clock p. m. at the office of said Board at the Court House in Blackfoot, Bingham county, Idaho, which bids will be opened in public, all bidders being requested to be pres ent in person. The Board hereby reserves the right to reject any and all bids if none be found satisfactory and to immediately let said contract to the lowest responsible private bid der. Bidders are required to accom pany their bids with a bond or certi fied check in the sum of One Thou sand Dollars. The person to whom the contract is awarded will be re quired to give a bond to the county in the sum of Twenty Thousand Dollars, conditioned upon the faith ful performance of said contract. de at by be the its to to (( Ordered that this Board do now adjourn until the 20th day of May, 1905, for the purpose of receiving the bids for the proposed Blackfoot bridge and awarding the contract for the construction of said bridge, if any of said bids shall be deemed satisfac tory to the Board, and of doing all things necessary to be done in regard to the construction of said bridge in oase the contract therefor be let. JOS. J. JENSEN, Chairman. Attest: George F. Gagon, Clerk. Blackfoot Horse Fanciers. Y. M. R. and D. A. is a new one in abbreviations, and it is not like the abbreviation spoken of in the show Monday night by the Diamond King's man either. We have the re sources to justify the organization of this asociation, and society needs the schooling and the fun which it would furnish. W r e have the young men; we have the horses and we have the fairgrounds with a track that needs to be used. Summing it all up, we might as well have a Young Men's Riding & Driving Association, and they can train and test and cultivate their stock and have a lot of amuse ment, too. People who have had ex perience at such "meets" say it is more fun to witness a contest by home talent" riders and drivers than it is to see good races by experi enced jockeys, and it makes every young fellow who has a pony or plug that can go some, take an interest in getting that pony or plug in trim to go some better. It fills him also with a wish to get <^r raise an animal that will be just a little better than the one he has. It gets him to studying horses and the ways of handling them to get the best results in every way. Saturday afternoon contests once a month at the fairgrounds would be enjoyed by many people, and the ad mission fees would pay for prizes and meet other expenses. It is a common remark that there is nothing to go to here but dances and expensive shows of little merit, and the young people who want some place to go, might get together and provide for some of their wants by getting up a driving association ^ i Canal Companies Consolidate. There has lately been a consolidai tion of some o fthe canal companes furnishing water in and around town, but it is not the occasion for any alarm, for it is not a merger that is daln|gerous to the interests of the pub lic. As a matter of convenience in issuing stock and handling the busi ness of the companies they reorgan ized the Blackfoot Irrigation Com pany, the West Branch Ditch Com pany, alnid its branches, and some of the interests of the Corbett Slough Ditch Company, into the Westside Ditch Company, to furnish water for lands and lots west of the track. The new company was incorporated for 1000 shares, representing one inch of water each. There will be a long list of stockholders when $he certificates are written. The directors are: Alex. Younie, E. A. Doud, Jas. Hull, Geo. Johnson and Belo Ball. More Reading Matter. There will be a book social at the reading room May 19th, given under the auspices of the Current Event club. The object is to obtain books for the public library, and each one attending the social is requested to bring a book suitable for our young men and boys to read, and we will understand by this that nothing of the dime novel series will be acceptable. We hope thait everyone will give this serious thought, and everybody come. A pleasant time will be had; a sur prise for you, and you will feel re paid when you know you have added a book to a Public Library which will benefit your boy or girl. Remem ber the date and secure your book ac-, cordingly. Building Fences Early. C. E. Arney, private secretary to Hon. Fred T. Dubois, w r as in the city last week, says the Bellevue Herald. In going over the political situation with a prominent Democrat df this city, Mr. Arney said that $100,000 had been subscribed to have at least one Democratic paper in ev ery county in the state, and that a daily and weekly paper would be in stalled in Boise, the first edition of the weekly to have 5000 paid yearly subscribers. The Democratic ticket will be headed by Senator Dubois for governor, on the anti-Mormon plat form. It is a sure thing that Senator Smoot will lose his seat in Washing ton, and that the prospects for a Democratic victory were very flatter ing. Mr. Arney was looking van well and was pleased to meet all his old friends. to one like the re of the the we and ex is by in to the a be ad to of CENTRAL IDAHO MINES. Matters of Oreat Interest to Black foot Bupiness Men. J. A. Czizek passed through this place Monday with a lot of laborers for the Lost Packer mine. Sevefn cars of machinery have gone out for the smelter at the Packer which is to to be in operation by September, and there is considerable road building to be done. The commissioners of Cus ter county at their last meeting es tablished a new road district to er that territory, and made Mr. Czizek the road overseer. They also appropriated $2500 to be used on the roads in that district, and agreed to let him have another appropriation equal to the sum of all taxes collect ed in the district this year. This is a beneficent move for our own locality, as it brings the travel this w'ay which might easily have been diverted to other routes, and it gives us a chance to sell goods to the miners. Every business man, from Blackfoot to the Packer tunnels, will bauiidle more money in consequence of the travel to this camp, and thing like forty meals served to the bunch passing through here Monday did no harm to the "innkeepers" of the town, The Lost Packer opens up richer all the time, and plans are mapped out for expending $100,000 about the property this year, with ore in sight amid on the dumps to assure the ship ment of a car of matt per day after the smelter begins work, strike at the Mayfield a short time ago revealed a vein similar to the rich gold and copper of the Packer, and when Mr. Newman, the discover er, was offered $50 ,OOOl for his claim with a 35-foot hole in it he only laughed and said, "Ah, get out I The ore from this property will doubtless be smelted at the Packer. A number of people here have stock in the Loon Creek Mining & Investment company whose claims'are yielding up some good ores similar in corresponding levels to that of the Packer and the Mayfield, but they have not yet tapped the vein at a depth where high values are to be expected. Mr. Czizek is also 1 operating the Montana mine on Jordan Creek and will do some road building to it right away. Farther down the country, at Bayhorse, are the old lead mines which are not doing anything now, and people need not be surprised if this same man who has made things move on Jordan Creek and Loon Creek should ma/ke a move that will start things to going on Bayhorse Creek as in days gone by. We are not going to tell you whether the Salmon River Branch will be extend ed this year or not, because we don't know, but you may know something definite before you go to any June weddings. There is a man operating on Jordan creek for a Pittsburg company, who makes things move some, too, and is preparing to do more than he has been doing heretofore. It is C. E. Gables of the Golden Sunbeams Min ing cottnpany. They are milling a mountain of porphyry for its gold values, and are preparing to put in a much larger plant than they are now using, but the larger mill will not be put into commission till 1906. It will take them all of this year to get ready for it. This is about six miles from Custer, and is a mile or so below the Montana mine on which Mr. Czizek is commencing operations. Camp Wilbur on Little Lost river, still turns out gold and copper in quantities that look very flattering, considering the depths they have at tained, and there may be something doing over there to make work for the Mackay smelter before long. cov some A new any is in of of 1 1 Exposition Official Here. O. F. Smith was entertaining his friend Alex. Kohn of St. Louis the first of the week. Mr. Kohom. was superintendent of agriculture and horticulture at the World's Fair, and has just finished his work there. He left Tuesday morning for Portland md said he might come back here to locate.