Newspaper Page Text
DEFINITE DATA ON
TABLE ROCK DAM Survey Shows Reservoir That Will Store Many Acre Feet of Water. HELP I S~A S K E D O. S. L. Want* Canal Companies to As sist in Work Additional data has just been ob tained relative to the river above Table Rock, the proposed site of the new reservoir, says the Idaho Falls Times. Information has been re ceived from the O. S. L. covering their survey of that portion of the river and their notes gives the dis tance from Table Rock' to Garden creek, in Conant valley as sixteen miles and the fall 136 feet. This gives an average fall of a little over eight feet to the mile and a dam at Table Rock 136 feet high would back the water to Garden creek, and is estimated would impound something like 700,000 acre feet. A dam 200 feet high would store sufficient water to develop practically the whole of the upper country. It is estimated that this dam could be put in for two million dollars. The committee has sent out notices to the various canals of the upper country requesting that they send in the small amount of one-fourth of a cent for every inch of water owned by the canal, for the purpose of mak ing a preliminary survey. Many of the canals have responded and it is anticipated that enough will send in their amounts to make up the needed sum by the middle of February. If the survey can be started at that time it is figured that a definite re port can be made by the middle if March. From present indications our win ter is about over—at least the snow producing part has passed. Ranch ers living in the Jackson Hole and up the South Fork country, all re. port that the snow at this writing is actually less now than at this time iast year. It is reported that the divide between Victor and Jackson Hole contains only two feet of snow, whereas last year at this time there was four feet on this divide, and that in normal years there is eight feet. this proves to us that the snow fall in that country is but 25 per cent of normal, and only 50 per cent of what existed there at this time last winter. These reports show the con dition to be much worse now than last year, and it is an unpleasant memory as to what happened in this upper valley last summer. The winter of 1917 and 1918 was a very heavy one as far as depositing snow in the mountains that form the great water-shed of the south fork of Snake river. In the spring of 1918 we had the highest water known to these parts in many years. The mountains became thoroly saturated with water in 1918, and this did much to help out in 1919. Last year was tne dryest known in this country for many years and we have to start out this season with the knowledge that the mountains were the dryest and contained less water than for many years past, which would natur ally affect this season's supply even if we had plenty of snow this winter. But with a loss supply this winter than we had last, and the dryest year in our agricultural history in connec tion therewith ,the outlook for this season's supply of water is anything but encouraging. We are not pessimists, but we feaj it our duty to outline conditions as they are and call attention to the need of safeguarding against a re currance of this condition which threatens our very existence in this upper valley which depends upon ir rigation. This valley is rich and well able to build a reservoir to for ever protect against-just such emer gencies that we are face to face with now. Two propositions have been put up to the farmers. They should at least make the necessary investi ' gations and soon determine which is the best for them to take, and then build the reservoir best calculated to serve this upper valley. There was a lot of water carried over in the Jackson Lake reservoir from 1918 to help out in 1919, but notwithstanding this, conditions were such that there was not sufficient water from the small watershed above the reservoir to fill this reser voir more than three-fourtlis capac ity last spring. Last sumnei the gates of the Jackson dam were hoisted clear of the water the latter part of July and were not again low ered till the irrigation season was over, so we start out this year with the jackson laae empty, and unless we get a lot more snow than we'us ually get from now on till spring; this reservoir won't be over half full when the irrigation season starts next summer, and there will be a great scramble for water during our irrigation season next summer. Of course we cannot remedy this condi tion now, only by all the farmers get ting the water in their canals and ditches and filling this country up with water before the usual time when water is turned out. This will help us much and also hold the water up here in our under ground reservoir for the people be low, so they will get it in July and tlon. August. This early irrigation and filling up of the canals and ditches, swails and ponds on all farms it seems is our only salvation this year. Lets do this and also get busy on the reservoir problem. Water should be turned in all the canals as soon as the ice is out, .without waiting to clean them. We can get along one year without cleaning and repairing, for the canals evidently will . hold more water than we will have to run in them. These are facts we are confronted with and we hope all will heed them and act accordingly. at all Ing he 20 cent eign y the all ders, or er the will can States have will fnd„ Ian Roman to she her by that If. $. IMPORTERS ARE WAXING FAT Slump in Money Value Brings Big -Profits. ALL EUROPE IS AFFECTED American Changes His Good U. 8. Money Into British, French or Ital ian Currency,, Then Buy* Good* Which He Ships to the United States, Where, Because of Inflation of American Dollar, He Reaps Big Profit ob the . re the at is of in a of is in If if is becomes a fact for the American na tlon. American Importers now purchasing goods in England. France and Italy for shipment to the United States, are waxing fat as a result of the depreci ation of the pound sterling, the franc and lira, according to stories now go ing the rounds of the New York whole sale district. The only "fly tn the ointment" for the American buyers abroad Is the fact that, by a presidential order eral weeks ago, United States consuls are required to keep tab on big pur chases. ascertain the selling price and cable these facts to the United States customs authorities. Ing the rate of exchange on the date of purchase, the governmentls enabled to set a proper value upon the goods, for the coll >etlon of^ Import duties. A court of claims passes upon what are alleged to be unfair appraisals. How It Is Done. The situation Is said to be somewhat like this: An American buying pound sterling say, on December 12, needed to pay in American money only $3.66 for, British currency normally worth about $4.87. Now he goes to a factory in Notting ham, England, to buy laces, and there, although prices of course are higher than before the war, he pays for them In this depreciated money and makes a "handsome" profit. Then he ships the laces to the United' States, where by reason of the Inflation of the Amer ican dollar, they are retailed for from 100 to 150 per cent above prewar prices. The same Importer, on the same date, we will say, goes to France. In Paris he has exchanged his American dollars for francs. Normally there are 5.18% francs to the dollar, but now he finds one Yankee "slmoleon" will buy 11.52 francs, about 60 per cent more than before the war. The price of silks has gone up, but be goes to Ly ons, and .there, with his depreciated French money, he buys more than he has'wver bought before at "bargain" prices. The- silks reach New York, where they are sold to the consumer at double their former retail price. Next this importer visits Italy, where he finds the lira, 5.18% of which, like the franc, could be bought for one American dollar, now at a vast discount. In fact, he receives 13.47 lira for one American dollar and. well financed, he goes to Naples, where he negotiates the purchase of tapestries costing, of course, more.than In 11114, hut in reality cheaper when pnrchased with the present Italian currency. The same financial conditions exist all over Europe, and In the former central empires, of course, they are reported much worse. In the allied countries, however, where there Is na tlonal stability and greater ability to pay, the depredated money Is effect- a Ing some strange changes. A dinner which, before the war. In Paris could he had for a nominal sura, now costs from 20 to 50 francs. American manufacturers, mean while. who desire to sell their products abroad, are demanding payment In American dollars at par. Recently the Belgian government, it Is said, bought 20 American locomotives, for which payment, instead of being In Belgian money, was demanded In American dollars, thus adding from 15 to 20 per cent to the manufacturer's normal profit. Naturally this discourages for eign buying. sev Then, by flgur is' a Cancels Big Orders. . On the other hand, a big American locomotive concern, apprehensive of the turn of political affairs abroad, duetto delay over the pence treaty; is reported practically to have canceled all foreign advance orders. Such or ders, calling for delivery in three, six or nine months, are said to be prac tically non-existent In the locomotive trade. Similar conditions exist In oth er Industries. That Is why American manufacturers have been saying: the peace treaty Is not soon signed It will mean the complete loss of our foreign trade." There are committees of the most prominent United States bankers and business men, representing the Ameri can Bankers' association, the United States Chamber of Commerce and the international trade conference, who have been at work on this problem of foreign exchange for months, and who will be ready to remedy the present situation as soon as the peace treaty the ity. ■a that are akin sas the price mine work Gets Back $20 Lost Years AOO Mrs. Edvvard Joslin of Lafayette, fnd„ has received $20 from Rev. FI or Ian Brlede, post or of St. Boniface'* Roman Catholic church In that city to replace a similar amount which she lost 16 years ago. The priest told her that the money had been found by some person who recently became remorseful and confessed to the priesi that she had kept the money 'from, the owner.,,-. ^ P. the four mont. Cavalry Troop Creates Interest The young men, especially out of town in the surrounding country are quite interested in the proposed caxalry troop for Blackfoot and Bingham county, according to the amount of talk heard on the subject. These spring days evidently bring craving for the saddle. a 4 COOKED FOOD SALE <A cooked food sale will be given Saturday at the Pearson grocery by the members of the Epworth league of the Methodist church. 8. •F ATTENDS FI X ERA I. i _____ E. A. Melton, superintendent of schools left Thursday for Mackay, where he will attend the fuiie/al of his sister-in-law Mrs. Charles Lemon. ______ £4444444444444444£ V OLUNTEER NURSES 4 In a number of influenza 4 4 cases in ulackfoot and sur- 4 4 rounding territory nursing ser- 4 4 vice is needed, and available 4 4 nurses are asked to list their 4 4 names with Mrs. George Hoi- 4 4 brook at the city hall or with 4 4 W. B. Goodnough at the Good- 4 4 nough Cleaning & Tailoring Co. 4 4 if they desire to volunteer to 4 4 take cases where help is re- 4 4 qulred. J * * A fishing, hop picking and dairying. — may benefit by rending the old bulletin, which treats the technical theme In a popular manner. 4 4 4 4 444444444444444444 --— -j? - QUEEN GETS MARVELOUS VEIL Belgian Lace Experta Worked on Piece Four Yeare—Designed by Artiste. The Queen of the Belgians has ceived from the lace ami embroidery works of Belgian Fianders a marvel ous veil. Surrounded by all the mis fortune and misery of war these loyal subjects have toiled In secret for four long years to produce a unique piece which they offer In homage to their queen. Such Is their devotion to their sov ereign. ' re A French publication describes the veil—designed by the most famous of Belgian artists and executed by the most expert workmen, perfect In every detail of mesh and motif. Twelve thousand hours were re quired in workmanship, for the veil contains not less than 12,000,000 points. It displays the almost unknown art of light and shade, a difficult effect and one of rare beauty. It solves for the first time, perhaps, the ques tion of perspective. The entire piece weighs but four and one-half ounces. In the center of the veil are the Belgian! arms, and In the four corners of the central panel Yhe arms of the cities of Ypres. Nleuport, Poperlnghe and Furnes. The four side panels represent the industries of weaving. f trip who very the are trict. for Lemhi over ing the ranch school, head cian were to left tered the go where them. G. P. week serving made day, turning there in hides. Mrs. parents The Andrews, some w'eek, number birthday Feb. Ray this of the Mrs. Salt about + Frost Discussed in Bulletin. Discussions of the formation and seasons of frost and how l HH growing plants may be protected from It. are contained In the department of agri culture's Farmers' Bulletin No. 104, "Notes on Frost," which may be ob tained T)y application to the depart ment. The weather bureau is prepar ing a more up-to-date publication on the subject of frosts, and expects to have It ready for distribution soon, but In the meantime farmers and others sale Falls, ter very of are Madrid to Have Subway, I A few weeks hence there will be a subway In Spain, and subway trains running under the streets of Madrid Then the people of Madrid will have their first opportunity, to travel un derground the Rio del Solo to Cua tro Camlnos, the first half of the line being constructed more than sixty feet below the street level. Madrid Itself is' rapidly modernizing, reports say. New thoroughfares are being con structed; new office buildings going up; and the new subway Is but the beginning of a metropolitan system in a city of crowded streets. Crook Forest Enlarged. The president has signed a proc lamation adding 29.440 acres to the Crook national forest, Arizona. The lands added are located In the Win chester mountains and southwest of the Galiuro division of the Crook forest. They are rough and broken in char acter and are not suitable for agricul tural purposes. Practically the entire tract Is covered with a stand of oak. Juniper, and cedar timber of fair qual ity. Considerable of the area along Pine canyon is covered with a good stand of western yellow pine. Arkansas Diamonds. Arkansas has several diamond mines that have turned out about 5,000 dia monds valued at about $20,000. The geological formation 'n which the gems are found Is called pertdotite and Is akin to the famous Sout)i African kim berlite. It occurs In chimneys like those of South America. The Arkan sas mines have been neglected during the war. With diamonds Increasing In price and popularity, it Is said, the mine owners are making plans t» work their properties In a more ex tensive and systematic way. 4 If all the candidates for the G. O. nomination go to the convention The bee does not live long, except the one Bryan has had for twenty four years.—Greenville (S. C.) Pied mont. rr \ y A > j • . Only Two More Days MV You thrifty women have made this sale of white goods a great success because you have appreciated the savings offered. Never more than today did quality play so important a part in true economy. Supply your needs now in underwear for months to come as well as the present. w . White Goods India linens. long cloths, flaxens, beach cloth, table linens ,towels and crashes at a / 10 % / Discount The reductions on these goods are unusual; provide well for your yearly needs. * Corsets at Old Prices The manufacturers of corsets have discontinued a number of models and these we have placed on sale. Spring prices are much higher hence the savings. * Under Muslins * • Ladies' muslin gowns, combinations, shirts and drawers at a J 10 % Discount Brown Hart The Co. ¥ The Home of Popular Prices u 9! f M4 » ! -4 4 » i "4- ! -4- H -4- i -4 4»l -» l -4- l 4 G. L. Andrews made a business trip to Aberdeen Thursday. The baby of Mr. and Mrs. White who live near Springfield has been very 111, but is improving now. The Westley family are 111 with the small pox. Several cases of it are reported in the Grandview dis trict. Johnnie Hutchison left this week for Salmon and other points in Lemhi county where he was looking over some stock ranches. Mrs. L. Mont Rich has been spend ing a few days with her husband at the sheep camp on the H. C. C. Rich ranch at Pingree. Little James Morrison was very seriously injured while pjlaying at school, when he fell on a fresno and received some bad cuts on the fore head and across the nose. A physi cian was called and several slitches were taken in the wounds. Mrs. John Herbert has been taken to the hospital. Harry Stamp of Roachdale, Ind. left this week, after selling a regis tered Belgian stallion to several of the farmers. James Christensen will go to Lewiston to select the animal, where Mr s Stamp has a carload of them. G. A. Line is in Boise on business. P. P. Parsons returned home this week from Blackfoot, wheer he was serving as jouror. Court has been adjourned. Harry Hamilton and G L. Andrews made a trip out on the desert Tues day, looking over the prospects for turning out their stock but report there is no water on the desert. Alvie Nugent is visiting his wife in Sail Lake City. Archie Grover and Mr. Halford of Riverside were here Tuesday buying hides. Mrs. Heber Wells is visiting her parents at Weston, Idaho. The babjrof Mr. and Mrs/George Andrews, who has been sick for some time has been very low the past w'eek, and is still very seriously ill. Lillian White is entertaining a number of her young frends at a birthday party at her home Saturday, Feb. 14. Ray Asto of Blackfoot is touring this end of the county in the interest the Raliegh firm. Mrs. Alvie Nugent is visiting in Salt Lake City. She has been gone about three weeks. STERLING + + 4 l HH 4 4 4 44441 » 1 ♦♦ 1 4 4 4 4 4 4 4-1 We buy notes, mortgages, farm sale contracts and farms. We sell farms also. Sheppard & Co., Idaho Falls, Idaho. ad v. 20a-tf Ernest Wells is spending the win ter in Utah visiting relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Maxwell are both very ill, Mrs. Maxwell being quite seriously ill. A baby boy arrive^at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Tiechert February 5. Both mother and baby are getting along nicely. Mrs. E. N. Wells made a trip to Blackfoot last week. Miss Jessie Hutchison has resigned her position with the J. W. Sprague store. Mrs. George L. Andrews is suffer ing with a severe attack of neuralgia. Mrs. Frank Parr has as her guests her sister and husband. They ex pect to be employed on the H. K. Wiley farm this year, and will move there after a short visit with the Parrs. Mrs. Louis Nugent made a business trip to Blackfoot last week. W. W. Hayes of Blackfoot is spending 4he week here on business. Mrs. Ben Atkins of Aberdeen is moving into the W. W. Hayes home, Money to Loan on Irrigated Lands J. H. EARLY 33 West Bridge St. Blackfoot, Idaho / Don't Believe All You Hear about the scarcity of goods. We to buy up manage At Reasonable Prices Such limited lines as this. T Easy Cleanly Kitchen To Wash Ware SPECIAL SATURDAY ONLY At $1.69 the Piece 10%x5 3-8 Inch round roastors: 6 quart combination strainer cookers 2% qnart doable boilers 1 % quart coffee percolators. Racket Store The D. Edwin Nelson family reported to be ill with the small are pox. Tony Parsons has traded his home in Blackfoot to Adrian Parsons for some registered cattle brought them here to feed. Don Shelman has recently turned from the hospital at Pocatello where he underwent an operation. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hutchison have sold their ranch by the canal and are moving into the L. J. Rich residence, which was formerly the Tilden school house. and has re Mrs. W. R. Leach Is spending the winter in Blackfoot with her daugh ter Mrs. Charles Nelder.