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The Times is the official paper of the c>ty of
The Times is the official paper of Twin
VOL. IV, NO. 11
TWIN FALLS TWIN FALLS COUNTY, IDAHO, THURSDAY. JUNE 4, 1908.
SUBSCRIPTION $2.00 PER YEAR
LARGE ACREAGE SOLD
Between Six and
Seven Thousand People Attend Opening
First Numbers Drawn by Out-of-Town Men-Heavy Rainfall Fails to Abate Inter
est of Large Crowd who Have Strained Accommodations of this City.
Undaunted by the heavy downpour
for twenty four hours previous to the
drawing and which rainfall continued
for some time after the drawing had
begun, over three thousand people
gathered about the platform where
rested the churn with the cubes
which were to bring joy or disap
pointment to the awaiting crowd. It
was a good natured crowd too, de
spite the irritating effect of the cool
wind that made necessary the use of
overcoats for nearly everyone. There
was but little enthusiasm manifested
in the success of the fortunate hold
ers of the first cubes drawn.
The Investment company had ad
vertised the drawing to begin prompt
ly at ten in the morning and long be
fore that time the arrangements were
completed for turning out the num
bers from the churn in which the
registration numbers stamped on
wooden cubes had' been placed.
The platform where reposed the churn
was at the rear of the vacant lots
and space between this' arid the side
walk was filled solidly with the spec
tators, part of whom were able to
obtain shelter under a tent impro
vised for the occasion. The churn
and the drawing were in charge of S.
H. Hays, consol for the Salmon
River company, Miss S. Belle
Chamberlain, and Secretary of State,
Robert Lansdon representing the
state with George A. Day who read
the numbers drawn from the churn
by Max Milner. Every precaution
had been taken by the company to
make the drawing fair in every way
and they succeeded admirably.
At ten o'clock S. H. Hays in a few
words informed the assembled crowd
the method of drawing and filing.
The churn with the cubes was given
a vigorous whirl and the drawing
began. No. 91 of registration was
the first to be drawn and its holder,
O. C. Paulson, of Greeley, Colorado,
filed on a hundrbd and sixty
The drawing proceeded rapidly
and with no confusion, the numbers
as drawn were entered upon the
blackboard above the heads of the
spectators, where each man could see
plainly and as the registration num
ber was called the one holding the
receipt for that number proceeded to
the platform to have the drawing
number placed upon his receipt.
At the shed a busy lot of officials
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AWAITING DECISION OF THE GODDESS CHANCg,
Showing eager expression of crowd daring drawing of first few names from churn, Salmon River opening, 3x0»%.
THE PSYCHOLOGICAL MOMENT
Photo by Bisbbe
Taken at the moment the first number was drawn from the chnrn at the Salmon River opening, June 1.
from one end of the long building to
the other kept the men desiring to
file moving along as their receipt
passed from the plat engineer
to the final group of officials repre
senting the Salmon River company,
who had their table near the front
of the building. Up to the close of
the filing, Monday night over 30,000
acres had been filed upon.
The first hundred names coining
out of the churn are given below.
1. O. C. Paulson, Greeley, Colorado,
No. 91. •
2. Milo Thomas, Seattle, Washing
ton, No. 1895.
3. Jacob G. Parrott, Fresno, Cal.,
4. John A. Brownell, Aibene, Iowa,
5. Chas. H. Kempleman, Kosark,
Neb., No. 925.
6. Elmer Ingraham, Seattle, Wash.,
7. Wm. Wyle, Denver. Colorado,
8. Wilber G. Thompson, Hooper,
Neb., No. 1820.
9. C .A. Tolen, Bellingham, Wash.,
10 Wm. L. Prescott, Nampa, Idaho,
11. Jos. E. Ferguson, Victor, Colo.,
12. N. J. Allbers, Shelby,
13. William A. Leith, Fremont, Neb.,
14. Anna Wetzell, Philidelphia, Pa.,
15. John F. Cheldelln, Oregon, No.
16. Max Mayfield, Boisé, Idaho,
17. Minnie J. Coate, Iowa, No.
IS. Lloyd' Sigler, Twin Falls, Idaho,
19 Albert L.
Wash., No. 3976.
20. Andrew Anderson, ot Chicago, 111.
21. Henry Bertram, Rutledge, Mo.,
22. O. G. Sherman, Boise, Idaha,
23. Ewd. G. Stables,
Idaho, No. 3006.
24. Wm. H. Greenhow, Twin Falls,
Idaho, No. 3603.
25. Mariette Thomas Colorado,
Springs, Colo., No. 2386.
26. Julia Nelson, Wisconsin No.
27. Chas. T. Burtt, Seattle, Wash.,
28. C. J. Domrose, Rock Creek,
Idaho, No. 2723.
29. .Tames F. Denham, Centralia,
Mo., No. 2903.
30. S. E. King, Walla Walla,
Wash., No. 968.
31. Annis Jones, Middleton, Idaho,
32. Fred J. May, Conconly, Wls.,
33. J. A. Hungate, Pullman Wash.,
Twin falls as Center of a
M. MURTAUGH WILL PUSH THE
Exchange Systems for Bnlil, Wendall
And Jerome—Farmer Lines to De
Installed at Earliest Opportunity. .
A business deal of magnitude was
consumated last night when a num
ber of local capitalists headed by
Mark Murtaugli secured of the
Bell Telephone company concessions
giving them absolute control of the
great territory embracing all of the
Twin Falls irrigated tracts, the Mini
doka project and the Bruneau scheme.
The Bell company has also granted
them the right to connect with the
Bell long distance service which em
braces the entire northwestern states.
The company which will organize to
morrow will make its capital stock
$300,000 and it is their intention to
put in exchanges at Jerome, Wendall
and Buhl and as fast as possible to
put in lines for the ranchers on all
of the tracts covered by their conces
The Twin Falls exchange which
passes into their control will he im
proved and connected with all of the
farmers lines giving the merchants an
excellent opportunity for reaching
their country trade, and will prove a
great convenience to the farmers as
soon as the rural routes are estab
Mr. Murtaugh will have charge of
the financial end of thè deal and will
make his home in Twin Falls where
he is well known and highly respect
ed. His name connected with the
proposition should be a guarantee of
the success of the venture. Mr Mur
taugh has been in charge of many
large ventures in this country and iu
South America and is the man for
carrying out the financing of the pres
ent proposition. With him will be as
sociated H. H. Voegler of Salt Lake
and in the .mechanical end will... be
Walter F. Burgess, who is well known
all over the east as a telephone ex
pert. Mr. Burgess will move his
family to Twin Falls and will devote
his time to the superintendency of the
entire scheme. His experience has
been gained in many lands, having
been engaged by the English govern
ment to put in the telephone system
for the city of London, and having
been engaged by the city of Chicago
to investigate the telephone system of
European cities. Mr. ifurgess is a
thorough worker and intends that the
new corporal ion shall have nothing
but the best.
The territory embraced in the con
cession is bounded on the east by a
line running due south from Minidoka
to the Nevada line. The north boun
dary will be the main line of the O.
S. L. and the west end of the terri
tory will terminate on the western
boundary of the state, while the state
line of Idaho and Nevada will com
prise the boundary line on the south.
Work on the Jerome, Wendall and
Buhl exchanges will be commenced
at once and the farmers lines as soon
as the matter is put up to them and
they express a desire to have the ser
Wednesday the Grain! Lodge will a
State Grand Lodge, K. of P. ;
PROGRAM PREPARED WILL KEEP
Twin Falls Knights Will Be Aided by
The Citizens of City jn Entertain
ing the Visitors.
The following program has been ar
ranged for tile reception of the Grand
Lodge of Knights of Pythias, which
will convene here next week.
The special train bearing the rep
resentatives will arrive Monday and
will be met by the reception commit
tee, headed by the chairman, W. E.
Nixon, with the Twin Falls band, who
will escort the members to the hall.
Monday evening a reception will be
tendered the members of the Grand
Lodge and the Pythian Sisters at the
Auditorium by the Twin Falls lodge.
Tuesday the Grand Lodge will hold
two sessions, in the morning and af
ternoon at the auditorium. Tuesday
evening, the Pythian club will give
their play, "Nevada" for the visiting
be in session in the morning and af
Wednesday evening, the
D. O. K. K. will convene in the K. of
Thursday afternoon at one o'clock
carriages will be in waiting to take
the representatives and \isitors to the
Shoshone falls, Blue Lakes and other
places of interest.
SPLIT UP OF DEMORATS
Anti-Mormon Plank Proves a Dividing Line
Ex-Senator Dubois Secures Control and Elects Delegates to Denver
Contests in Bingham County Aired in Convention—Perky and the Ada County
Attorneys Bolt Convention—Hold Rump Convention.
Three special train loads of Jack
sonian, Jeffersonian and Bryanistic
democrats invaded the city of Twin
Falls on Tuesday and have had pos
session every since. They are not
a practical lot at all but nevertheless
have stolen the effections of a large
number of our citizens who are sup
posedly Republicans, for it is almost
impossible to find a republican since
the convention host struck town. The
first train to land at Twin Falls was
a 'special from the Idaho Falls branch
of the Short Line and they made a
goodly showing as headed by he
Pocatello hand they marched up Sho
shone street with varied banners to
show their contempt for the Mormon
members of the convention and party.
Several transparencies advertised the
Capital News as the Mormon mouth
piece while a large number bore strik
ing references to the polygamous
practice of the church.
The parade wended its way to the
opera house where the members dis
banded to seek hotel accommodations
and their dinners. The last special
which contained the anti-Dubois
crowd came in about six and began
to get busy with their organization.
They too were supported with a band
and made a goodly showing in the
march up the street.
Tuesday evening was devoted to
caucuses of the opposing delegations
and in planning for the various com
mittees and for seating arrangements
in the hall. Circulars were quietly
gotten out by the anti-Dubois crowd
and passed around among the dele
gates, the circulars claiming that the
decision of the supreme court was
the quietus of the whold Mormon
question. Judge K. I. Perky of Ada
county headed the pro-Mormon dele
The forces of the Antis' were un
der the personal leadership of Ex
Senator Dubois, who has been so bit
terly maligned by the pro-Mormon
branch of the democracy. Mr. Du
bois has entered into this campaign
with the same zeal that has character
ized his campaigns in the senate and
a close contest is expected when the
Wednesday morning thetwo factions
were very busy arranging their fight
ing strength and measuring up that
of their opponents,
place in the afternoon it was evident
that a definate line of action was de
termined upon and that the bolting
delegation had fully mapped out their
From what took
course of action in case of the Dubois
forces gaiping control and it was car
ried out to the last detail when the
contest came in the afternoon. As
it developed later in the convention
the bolt was deliberately planned
and was not the spontaneous out
burst of outraged dignity the faction
endeavored to show it.
The state central committee had
its session in the morning and made
some plans for the coming campaign
and endeavored to if possible to
bring about some method of concili
ating the opponents.
Wednesday afternoon the conven
tion began its work with the seat
ing of the delegations,
first signs of aggression were made
by the Ada county attorneys who be
gan making complaints as soon as
they entered the building on the place
given them and demanded an alpha
betical arrangement of the delega
It was necessary for the lo
cal committee to clear the hall and
seat tlie delegations one at a time in
order to allay the fighting proclivi
ties of the aggregation,
county had two delegations present
demanding admission to the conven
tion and this fact had evidently put
the two factions on their metal to
see which should be seated as the
strength of the camps to be more
nearly equal than first supposed.
The convention was called to order
by State Chairman, H. V r , Lockhart,
of Pocatello- and the invocation was
given by Rev. John Gourley of this
city. C. E. Arney then read the call
for the convention. Chairman Lock
hart then in a few words congratu
lated the convention on the harmony
and good will manifested. Mr. Lock
hart then announced that Glen P. Mc
Kinlay had been selected for tempor
ary chairman of the convention by
the state central committee. George
L. Erb of Lewiston immediately
sprang to his feet and said that noth
ing about the chairman had come up
in the meeting of the central commit
tee. For the next eighty minuteà
pandjmonium reigned and nothing
could be heard but hoarse shouts from
the two groups of men as they sought
to side elect a chairman and control
the convention. Judge Perky for the
anti-Duboisites endeavored until black
in the face to make himself heard
above the truly stentorian tones of
his rival candidate.
Finally it came
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