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-7 OPPORTUNITY FOR INVESTMENT ^
Oppoftttflity for Investment
20,000 Acres of Carey Act Land Ready for Investment of Settler. The Portneuf-Marsh
Irrigation Company will place on sale Valuable Agricultural and Fruit Land on
Monday, Sept. 7th at Downey, Idaho. Downey Townsite Open for Sale on Sept. 5th.
until after he has had a chance to raise
his first crops.
There are at present a number of
ranches which border on this land that
raise beautiful fruit, being irrigated by
springs which flow out of the moun
tains. The dry land wheat raised in
this section produces a- greater yield
than can be produced anywhere else in
the intermountain country, the yield
running from 30 to 50 bushels of wheat
to the acre. Fall wheat is usually
planted on this land, and, as it has
the benefit of the late snows on the
mountainside, it usually gets pretty
well to maturity before the dry season
becomes effective.
The business cetner of this tract is
Downey, which is the home of the irri
gation company, as well as the Dow
ney Townsite & Development Co. The
latter company has laid out 300 acres
and platted the same for townsite pur
poses. This company has gone to con
siderable expense ani is at present
putting up more money for the pur
pose of making public Improvements.
It has platted a park in the center of
the city, comprising about twenty
acres of land, on which it has laid out
lawns and walks and planted trees,
which will afford ample shade. The
same is deeded to the city for park
purposes, assuring to the city a beauti
ful recreation ground for all tiriie to
come, located in the center, where it
will be most available to the citizens,
as well as to the strangers, in the city.
The company is spending several
volcanic ash mixed with gravel, there
bolng no alkali or other ingredients in
the soil which are Injurious to any
kind of vegetation, l'ç fact, this land
will produce 500 bu~nels of potatoes
to the acre, two and three good crops
of alfalfa, vegetables of all kinds in
wonderful abundance, but is more es
pecially adapted for fruit-raising.
The state and government have both
passed on the water right of the com
pany, and have deemed it sufficient for
the complete reclamation of this land.
This land will be thrown open to set
tlement on the 7th day of September,
1908, the sale of land being under con
trol of the state. The price for land
will be 50 cents per acre, the price of
water right $35 per acre. The allot
ment of the land being as follows:
The entryman is required to file his
application for allotment either in per
son or by proxy, any time before the
hour ot 12 noon on the day of the
opening. He must s7ate that he is a
citizen, or has declared his intention
to become a citizen of the United
States; he must pay to the state 25
cents per acre for the land he wishes
alloted to him, and to the company $3
per acre. The balance of the payments
for the water right being divided into
nine equal annual installments. The
annual installments to pay 6 per cent
interest until paid. The said deferred
payments, however, do not draw in
terest until the water is ready for the
first irrigation season, so that the set
tler has to pay no moneys or interest
thousand dollars on cement side
walks. It also owns springs in what
is known as Nine Mile Canyon, which
have a flow of water sufficient for a
city of 10,000 population. It will pipe
this water into the city and furnish
same for municipal as well as private
use. The water being brought in un
der a natural pressure of 100 pounds,
will furnish ample fire protection. It
also owns a power site, which will
furnish the city with electric light and
power. This townsite will be open to
sale about the same time that the
Carey act land is open for settlement.
The city will be modern in every par
ticular and will offer to the small in
vestor and to parties who may wish to
enter any class of business very bright
prospects for good returns on their
money.
As a summer resort, Downey will
have no superiors. It is the natural
center for several exceedingly fine
places of recreation, the hot springs
being located two miles southwest of
There are two springs, one of
which is at present a natural swim
ming pool, where the people in this lo
cality go for a plunge in the summer
evenings. Another spring about twenty
feet from the pool produces a very
large flow of water at a temperature
of about 160 degrees. There will un
doubtedly be located at this place with
in the near future a hotel, with amuse
ments, which will make it a winter, as
well as a summer reosrt.
EAVING Pocatello, the county
seat of Bannock County, traveling
twenty-three miles east on the
Oregon Short Line Railroad, we
come to what is known as the Marsh
Valley. This valley is destined to be
probably the richest from an agricul
tural standpoint and is today, in the
writer's opinion, the peer of them all
in point of the natural beauty of its
surroundings. This little valley, which
includes about 130.000 acres of land,
which is capable of producing wonder
ful crops of grain and hay, small
fruits, vegetables of the finest quality,
as well as apples, pears, peaches, cher
ries and plums, is enclosed by a high
range of mountains on all sides. There
are at the present time about 90,000
acres of dry land wheat raised on the
bench lands around the sides of the
mountains.
The Portneuf-Marsh Valley Irriga
tion company entered into contract
with the State of Idaho on the third
of June to reclaim by irrigation 20,000
acres of land, which is the heart of the
valley. This land will be opened for
settlement September 7, 1908. and ar
rangements are made to furnish water
to the settler ready for the irrigation
season of 1909. The land being thor
oughly protected on all sides by high
ranges of mountains, serious storms
are unknown, and zero weather very
seldom occurs. The land is located
on a sort of bench, which borders on
the Marsh river, and Is composed of
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NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION.
Notice is hereby given, that on the
23rd day of July, 1908, the same being
a day of the regular July. 1908, ses
sion of the Board of Commissioners
of Twin Falls County, Idaho, the said
board resolved that, whereas, the in
terests of the County require it, and
that it is for the public good to erect
Court House and Jail, and that it
would be for the advantage and bene
fit of the County to build such build
ing on the site now owned by Twin
Vails County, to-wit: The block of
ground donated for such purpose by
Oie Twin Falls Townsite Company,
being the Northwesterly quarter ot
what is know'll as the Park, and desig
nated on the official plat or Twin Falls
as "Reserved"; and that it would be
for the public good to bond the Coun
ty in the sum of one hundred and
fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) for
the purpose of prov.ding funds with
which to pay the cost and expense of
erection and furnishing such Court
House and Jail; and that in pursu
ance of such resolution it was further
ordered by said Board of Commis
sioners that a special election be held
in said County on the 5th day of Octo
ber, 1908, for the purpose of voting
in the following question: Shall the
Board of County Commissioners of
Twin Falls County be authorized to
issue the negotiable coupon bonds of
said County to the amount of One
Hundred and Fifty Thousand dol
lars for the purpose of defraying the
cost and expense of erecting and furn
ishing a Court House and Jail on the
site now owned by the County, being
the northwesterly quarter of what is
known as the Park, and designated on
the official plat of Tw'in Falls as "Re
served," for the use and occupancy of
«aid County as a Court House and
Jail;
Notice Is further hereby given that
tor the purpose of said election the
County Commissioners have estab
lished the following voting precincts
and polling places in said County, to
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Milner Precinct.
Bounded and described as follows—
AID Üiuh part of Twin Falls county ly
ing east of the line described as fol
lows. Commencing at the point where
The section line between sections 4 and
5, township 11 S-, range 20 E, inter
sects Snake river, and running thencf
south to the south line of township 11
range 20 E., county line. Polling
place, Milner School House.
Mnrtaugh Precinct.
Bounded and described as follows—
Commencing at a point on the sec
tfon line between sections ' and 5
township 11 S., range 20 E., where the
same intersects Snake river, and run
ilog thence south to the south side of
township 11 S., range 20 E., thence
running west five miles to the south
east corner of section 33, in township
31 S-, range 19 E., thence north on sec
tion line of Snake Hver, thence up
Snake river to point beginning.
Snake river to point of beginning. Pol
Hng place. Murtaugh School House.
Hansen Precinct.
Bounded and - described as follows—
Commencing at a point on the section
line between 15 and 16. in township 10
8., range 19 E:, where the same inter
sacts Snake river, and running thence
south on the section line to the south -
it> corner of section 4, township 11
S., range 19 E., thence west 5% miles
to the southwest corner of the south
east quarter of section 3, township 11
S., range 18 E., running thence north
to Snake river, thence up Snake river
to the point of beginning. Polling
place, Hansen School House.
ltock Creek Precinct.
Bounded and described as follows—
Commencing at the southeast corner
of section 4, township 11 S., range 19
E., and running thence west to inter
section of south line of section 4, ex
tended westerly with xhe low line canal
thence westerly down said low line
canal to its intersection with the range
line between ranges 17 E. and 18 E.,
thence south on said range line to the
ntersection of the same with the high
line canal, thence westerly down the
high line canal to the intersection of
the same with the range line between
ranges 15 E. and 16 E., thence on said
range line to the south line of Twin
Falls county, thence east on the south
line of Twin Falls county to the range
line between ranges 18 and 19 E.,
thence north on said range line to the
southeast corner of section 36, town
ship 11 S., range 18 E„ thence east
three miles to the southeast corner of
section 33, township 11 S., range 19 E.,
thence north to the point of beginning.
Polling place, Rock Creek School
House.
Kimberly Precinct.
Bounded and described as follows—
Commencing at a point on the north
and south quarter section line in sec
tion 10, township 10 S., range 18 E.,
where the same intersects Snake river,
and running thence south through the
center of the sections traversed to the
south side of section 3, township 11 S.,
range 18 E., thence west to the inter
section with the low line canal, thence
westerly down low line canal to the
intersection of same with the north
and south quarter section line in sec
tion 1, township 11 S.. range 17 E.,
thence north through the center of sec
tions traversed to Srake river, thence
up Snake river to the point of begin
ning. Polling place, South School
House, Kimberly.
Twin Falls Precinct No. 1.
Bounded and described as follows—
Commencing at the center of the Inter
section of Main street and Shoshone
avenue, and running northeast along
the center of "Shoshone avenue to the
northeast corner of section 16, town
ship 10 S., range 17 E., thence west
on a line between sections 9 and 16, V4
mile, thence north extending through
said section 9 to Intersection of the
channel of Snake river, thence easter
ly along said Snake river to center of
section 36, township 9 S., range 17 E.,
thence south on a line through section
1, township 10 S., range 17 E., to the
line between sections 13 and 24, town
ship 10 S., range 17 E., thence west
along said section line to southeast
corner of section 16. tow'nship 10 S.,
range 17 E., thence northwest along
center of Main street to place of begin
ning. Polling place, School House.
Twin Falls Precinct No. 2.
Bounded and described as follows—
Commencing at center of intersec
tion of Main street and Shoshone
avenue and running northeast along
center of said Shoshone avenue to the
northeast corner of section 16, town
ship 10 S„ range 17 E„ thence west
V4 mile on a line between sections 9-16,
thence north on a line extending
through said section 9 to the center of
-aid Snake river, thence down Snake
river to its confluence with Rock creek,
thence southeasterly along the center
of said Rock creek to a point where it
is intersected by the line between sec
tions 8 and 17, township 10 S., range 17
E., thence east on said section line to
the northwest corner of said section
16, township 10, range 17; thence
southeast along center of Main street
to place of beginning. Polling place,
Pape's carpenter shop.
Twin Falls Precinct No. 8.
Bounded and described as follows-—
Commencing at the center of intersec
tion of Main street and Shoshone
avenue and running southwest along
the center of Shoshone avenue to
southwest corner of section 16, town
ship 10, range 17 E., thence east along
the line between sections 16 and 21,
said township and range, to quarter
section corner common to sections 16
and 21, thence south along a line ex
tended through said section 21 to
where it is intersected by Twin Falls
high line canal, thence westerly along
the center of the high line canal to
where it is intersected by the range
line between ranges 16 and 17 E.,
thence north along said range line to
center of channel of Rock creek,
thence southeasterly up the said chan
nel of Rock creek to where it is inter
sected by a line between sections 8 and
17, said township and range; thence
east on said section line to the north
west quarter of section 16, township
1fl S.. range 17 E.; thence southeast
along the center o£ Main street tc
place of beginning. Polling place.
Hotel Perrine.
Twin Falls Precinct No. 4.
Bounded and described as follows—
Commencing at the center of intersec
tion of Main street and Shoshone
avenue axd running southwest along
the center of Shoshone avenue to the
southwest corner of section 16, town
ship 10, range 17; thence east *4 mile
on the line between sections 16 and 21
thence south on a line extended
through section 21 to its intersection
with the Twin Falls high line canal,
thence southeasterly along the center
of said high line canal to where it is
intersected by the line between ranges
17 and 18 E., thence north on said
range line to where It is intersected
by the Twin Falls low line canal,
thence northwesterly along said low
line canal to its intersection by the
line threough section 1, town
ship 11 S., range 17 E„ thence north
on a line extended through said section
1 to the line between sections 13 and
24, township 10 8., range 17 E., thence
west on said section line to southeast
corner section 16-10-17; thence north
west along center of Main street to
place of beginning. Polling place,
Odd Fellows' building.
Filer Pre.-lnct.
Bounded and described as follows—
Commencing at the intersection of the
range line between ranges 16 and 17
E. with Rock creek and running thence
south on said range line to the inter
section of the same with the high line
canal, thence down the high line canal
to the intersection of the same with the
section line between sections 27 and
28, township 10 S., range 15 E., thence
north on section to the east and west
quarter line in section 3, township 10
S., range 15 E.; thence east through
the center of the section traversed to
the intersection of the quarter section
line of section 1, township 10 S., range
16 E. with Rock creek; thence up Rock
creek to place of beginning. Polling
place, Filer School House.
JIaroa Precinct.
Bounded and described as follows—
Commencing at the intersection of
Rock creek with the Snake river,
thence up Rock creek to the intersec
tion of the same with the east and west
quarter section line in section 1, town
ship 10 S., range 16 £. ; thence west
to the center of the sections traversed
to the intersection of the section line
between sections 3 and 4, in township
10 S., range 15 E. ; thence north on
section line to Snake river, thence up
Snake river to place of beginning. Pol
ling place, Maroa School House.
Buhl Precinct.
Bounded and described as follows—
Commencing at the point of intersec
tion of the section line between sec
tions 9 and 10 of township 9 S., range
15 E. with Snake river; running thence
south of said section line to the inter
section of same with the high line
canal, thence down the high line canal
to the intersection of same with Sal
mon river, thence down Salmon river
to the intersection of same with Snake
river, thence up Snake river to the
place of beginning. Polling place,
Buhl School House. •
Boseworth Precinct.
Bounded and described as follows—
Commencing at a point on the line be
tween townships 10 and 11 S. where
same intersects the center of channel
of Salmon river, running thence west
on said township line to west boundary
line of Twin
south on the county line to where it
is intersected by the line between
townships 13 and 14 S., thence east on
said township line to where it inter
sects center of channel of Salmon
river, thence northwesterly along cen
ter of said river to place of begin
ning. Polling place
School House.
rails county, thence
Roseworth
Castleford Precinct.
Bounded and described as follows—
Commencing at a point where the line
between townships 10 and 11 S. inter
sects the center of channel of Salmon
river and running thence west on said
township line to the west boundary
line of Twin Falls county, thence
north on said boundary line to center
of channel of Snake river, thence up
center of said Snake river to its con
fluence with the Salmon river, then
up center of Salmon river to place of
beginning. Polling place, Austin
School House.
Butte Precinct.
Bounded and described as follows—
All that part of Twin Falls county ly
ing south of the township line between
townships 13 and T4 south and west of
range line between ranges 15 and
16 E. Polling place, School House.
Announcement
Having sold our drug business to
Messrs. Calkins & Boott, the mem
bers of the firm of tbe Sprague Phar
macy desire to express to the patrons
a sincere appreciation of the trade
given to the store during the pioneer
days on the tract and desire to thank
each and every one for the same.
MR. AND MRS. A. N. SPRAGUE.
Wheat and oats sacks, nine cents, at
H. B. Johnson's.
9-3 tf.
(Continued from Supplement.)
tween the state and certain of its citi
zens respecting certain lands with
drawn for the benefit of the state
der the act of 1894.
recommend to
state nominees to carefully
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We therefore
the legislative and
inquire
into the merits 6f any homestead set
tlement on said land and where the
same has been made and held in good
faith and honesty to relinquish any
claim of the state to said land.
Section 17. Realizing the great im
portance of this state of cheap trans
portation, and that the opening of the
nation's waterways is the surest
guarantee of this condition, we favor
the opening of the Snake and Colum
bia rivers to the sea.
Section 18. We are opposed to the
issuance of passes by transportation
companies to or at the request of any
official, either state or otherwise, and
promise the enactment of legislation
which will bring about such reform.
Section 19. Whereas, large areas of
the most fertile and desirable state
lands, situated upon the several U. S.
reclamation projects in this state, are
unsettled and desolate, materially re
tarding the development of the coun
ty, it is the sense of this convention
that these lands should be placed on
the market at a reasonable valuation
at the earliest possible moment.
Section 20. We favor the nomina
tion of a candidate of the party for
United States senator in this conven
tion. We have tried that experiment
in the nomination of our present sen
ator. the Hon. William E. Borah. The
great success attendant upon the
movement has proven to the people
of this state that our party did not
make any mistake in the course it
pursued. What was then an experi
ment, is now satisfactory conclusion,
which has met with the approbation
of all the people of this state regard
less of party. We therefore declare
that this convention shall nominate
a candidate of the party for the Uni
ted States senate, and we hereby
pledge the good faith of the party
to the election of such candidate by
the legislature, and all candidates for
the legislature, whether the same
have been heretofore nominated or
shall hereafter be nominated, are
hereby pledged to the election of the
candidate of the party nominated in
this convention.
EDGAR WILSON,
Chairman.
Direct Primary Republican Ticket
Make a cross in the circle after the
name of the person you want for each
office:
State Senator.
Vote for one only.
M. J. Sweeley.
W. S. Starr.
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State Representative.
Vote for one only.
A. D. McKinley.
Geo. L. Crocker.
James A. Waters.
H. Carnahan .
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County Sheriff.
Vote for one only.
John Peters.
Frank M. Weinheimer.
E. N. Mclntire.
Assessor and Tax Collector.
Vote for one only.
George E. Harlan.
C. W. Arthur.
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County Treasurer.
Vote for one only.
Carl J. Kahn...
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Probate Judge.
Vote for one only.
George Harriott ....
James W. Shields.
R. A. Carter.
J. Benj. Hall.. j
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County Attorney.
Vote for one only.
W. P. Guthrie.
F. A. Hutto .
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County School Superintendent.
Vote for one only.
T. W. Potter.
Mrs. Dora Steiuour.
Coroner.
Vote for one only,
L. J. Miller...
H. E. Hunt.
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County Commissioners.
Vote for one in each district.
First District:
12, T, Newbry.
H. D. Scott.
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Second District
G. D. Aiken.
Chas. A. McMaster
I. K. Hart .
Third District:
W. S. Harris .
E. R. Sherman...
'j . E. Moore.
Tueo. T. Davis...
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County Surveyor.
Vote for one only.
Charles H. Mull.
Edwin V. Berg.j
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Booth's Add Millinery. >
Miss Atzell arrived this week froilL,
Chicago to take charge of the mlllin-W
ery department at the Booth Dry!
Goods Store. Miss Atzell has been
with Gage Bros., making the famous
Gage hats, and fulfills a long felt want
in Twin Falls, for a first-class trim
mer. With Miss Atzell's experience
Twin Falls will receive as good serv
ice as could be rendered anywhere in
the country.
Miss Atzell is rushing the work,
getting ready for thn formal opening
and in the meantime displaying some
snappy styles in street hats
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Contractor's Equipment.
For Sale—One No. 1 Smith, and one
Eureka Concrete Mixer, one 3 h. p.
gas engine, one wagon, foupL wagon
tanks, one extra good work Main,
driving team and buggy. Stone and
Martin barrows, stone mason's tools,
% to 2-|nch Iron and wood pipe. Ser
eral thousand feet common boards
and dimension lumber, blacksmith
tools, Including blower; complete
camp cook house outfit All at reason
able prices. Call at our camp, 14
miles NW. of Milner, or write.
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