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TIMES m'* f/. > W' i l' l ii .1 •, V ' J t pCf 4P-- f Eighteen Pages. Eighteen Pages. r V VOL. IV, NO. 25 TWIN FALLS TWIN FALLS COUNTY, IDAHO, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1908. SUBSCRIPTION 12.00 PER YEAR DECIDES FORM GOVERNMENT LINES Long Awaited Decision Anent the Disputed Lines. JUDGE WALTERS, AFTER MUCH STUDY ON CASE, ENDS SUSPENSE. V, , Written Decision Not Given—Letter to Twin Falls Attorneys Notifies Them ^ of Result—Appeal Taken. / The following letter from Judge Ed ward A. Walters of the Fourth district, about the survey controversy, will be of great interest to ail the litigants on the tract, and is published as received without comment. Shoshone, Idaho, Sept. 4th, '08. Messrs. Sweeley & Sweeley and S. T. Hamilton, Twin Falls. Idaho, and Messrs. Stockslager & Bowen, Hailey Idaho: Gentlemen: In the case of Hum phrey et al, vs. James G. Whitney, e: al, known as the "Survey Case,-" judg ment will be ordered in favor of tae plaintiffs, as prayed for in then' com plaint. As I leave within the next couple of days for Albion, I will not have time or be able to indicate to you the views I have taken in reaching the conclus ion now announced. By reason of the importance of this matter and the care, attention and thoroughness with which counsel on both sid»s have presented it, and inasmuch as I have given it perhaps more care and study than any case yet before me, it is somewhat re luctantly that I forego the pleasure of a "written opinion." The judgment shall be prepared on the theory that the surrey made by Levlsee locates the lost government corners and Is the survey that shall he adopted as fixing the boundaries of the lands here in volved, ns described by the patents re ceived from the government or the state. There is a slight doubt in my mind as to the last matter mentioned, but it will be far better for the decree to so recite in order that on appeal this entire case may be settled and deter mined. Such authorities as were left with me by counsel for inspection will be returned at my earliest opportunity. I trust counsel for plaintiffs will very speedily prepare findings and decree. Very truly yours, EDWARD A. WALTERS. The opinion means that the Levisee survey, which was a refinding of gov ernment corners, has been decided to be the correct survey by the district court. This decision will not settle the dispute and The Times has been informed by one of the attorneys for the company survey case that an immed iate appeal will be taken to the .su preme court. Some fine samples of Crawford and Alexander peaches are on exhibition in the window of HD1 & Taylor's real estate office. The peaches were raised on the ranch of Geo. H. Smith, in Sucker Flat, and on trees planted in 1906. Mr. Smith says the trees have at least a half bushel each. The speci mens are in every way equal to any being sold in the market here from fruit sections. :•*.*•*• :.v.v *»y •••T.» •• • 7 .# •• •« .• •• •» ,i•• • • .1 ■••• .• •• • • .« ,i MVfc* m • a v • • Vi* •• •" _ > 9.» ,* • ••■#• *• t* .• •• • • .* •;*Li • .#V.V . • •• •;i>* iii.il **,*.•* • • To the Republican Voters of Twin Falls County: •• Knowing that each and every officeholder is the servant of the people and dependent upon the people .for the office, I promise that if the Republican voters see fit to endorse me for the office of Probate Judge, 1 will faithfully perform the duties of the office to the best of my ability. 1 further promise that I will be in the office six days a week between the hours of 9 a. m. and 5 p. m. 1 further promise to support by every means in my power all the laws of the state and to use my influence toward keeping its citizens from breaking the laws. Wi i.w >Av: A •*.'* * iß VlTi. &S hit* / .w; mi wv R. A. CARTER •aV«* yap v;.V WÊÊt iSKgffias æ»B»ea» i; } ■> -; ; s r (vMW STILL UNDECIDED. Blnckfoot and Twin Falls Again Tie fur Clianipionsliii). Sunday the locals met defeat at the hands of Blackfoot by a score of 5 to 4, in a game that was remarkable for number of errors made. Holohan pitched a good gaum and should have been accorded better support. On Monday in a five inning game, Twin Falls so far outplayed the visi tors as to leave the respective merits of the teams well settled, at least in the minds of the fans here. The rain at the end of the fifth put an end to an unequal contest in which Twin Falls scored seven times to Black foot's once. Bliss pitched a steady game and allowed only one hit, while the boys hit the visiting pitcher at will. The fans here will never be convinced that Blackfoot is in our class and are looking forward to another game to settle the matter. EXCITING BUCKING CONTEST. Some Nervy Riders Furnish Amuse ment for Twin Falls. Owing to the rain on Monday the bucking contest was postponed until Tuesday afternoon. The managers of the affair, Messrs. Miller Evans and J. D. Hamilton, had made great prépara tion for the event and the eight riders and the eight horses were enough to give any one an afternoon's sport. The horse drawing the prize for fiercest bucking belonged to Swanson of Ce dar Draw, and fully merited the honor, Vergil Hall of Rock Creek was awarded first prize for best horseman ship, while Tim Urie of Twin Falls and Roy Cline of Shoshone Basin drew | second and third, respectively. IDAHO DEPARTMENT STORE. For a personification of ambition and progressiveness, this firm stands forth a shining example. This store was established three [iyo MJ 0 à à and a half years ago, gaining great impetus, being capitalized at $30,000. Realizing this to be insufficient, the company was reorganized January 1, 1908, with an increased capital of $50, 000, with Mr. R. C. Beach of Lewiston, Idaho, president, Mr. Geo. B. Banta, secretary and general manager. Under the advice of Mr. Beach and management, of Mr. Banta, the busi ness has been conducted on sound, conservative business principles, and has again proven ttmse gentlemen to be eminently adapted to the business, GALA DAY FOR LABOR UNIONS Twin falls Turned Out Biggest I I , 1 * of Vn>w< Utllu I „111 . PARADE OF UNIONS AN EYE OPENER FOR SPECTATORS. Events Marred by Rain Storm at Noon —Dance in the Evening Attracted a Large Crowd.and Proved Most En joyable. Unions had planned a program calcu lated to give everyone a royal good time, all of which was (excent the dance) seriously deranged because of the rain that set in about eleven o'clock while the ball game was in progress. with people waiting for the street pa rade, and after the event was over a | great deal of praise was accorded the enterprise of the pa rticipants. Lead Twin Falls paid its respects to the workers of the city by turning out the biggest crowd ever seen in the city since the Railroad dav in 1905, and the Ten o'clock found Main avenue lined constantly studying the wants of the trade, knowing how to buy, therefore enabling them to c«pe with all com petition. Anything in the line of dry goods, ladies' and gents' furnishings, shoes, hats, notions, household sup plies, groceries, provisions, all of the best grades may be had at this great store, which is pleasing the most par ticular, every day. Mr. Beach, president of this com pany, is one of the leading business men in the west, owns the largest de partment store in Lewiston, Idaho, and is an expert at buying, making trips semi-annually to the Eastern markets, bringing home with him only the cream of the various stocks. Mr. Banta, manager, owns stock in this company, and although only es by the band, the various labor and civic organizations, the fire companies and a number of finely decorated busi ness floats helped to make the parade attractive. Typographical Union No. 241 of this city, presented a float of a min iature printing plant that made a hit with the spectators. Perhaps none of *he business men of the city have had an adequate idea of the numbers and strength of the Unionized labor in this city until after the parade of Mondav. The ball given o; L < v '« printers on the evening of Labor Day was one of the best ever given in the city and the boys who had the matter in charge should be very proud of the event. The rink was crowded to overflowing with the merry throng and the music was of the best. The prize waltz was one of the main events of the even ing, and the prizes were won by the following ladies and gentlemen: First lady's prize, gold hat pin, Mrs. O. M. Gaut; second lady's prize, broach, set with brilliants, Miss Edith Sawyer. First gentleman's prize, set of gold cuff buttons and stick pin to match. Mr. Stout; second gentleman's prize, handsome watch fob. Mr. Hansen. SCHOOLS OPENED TUESDAY. Enrollment of Seven Hundred Pupils in Two Day«. Superintendent Parke, while very busy with his duties at school, very courteously gave The Times man a lit tle time and stated that the enroll ment on Tuesday was over six hundred and on the next day had passed the seventh hundred mark, teachers reported for duty and tem porary quarters in the Christian and Methodist churches have been fitted up, in order to take care of all until the new Lincoln building can be used. Twenty-five tablished here since the first of the year he has wisely concluded that Twin Falls ought to suit anybody, and has built himself a commodious home and is one of us. He came here from Lewiston, having resided in the state nine years. Indiana and is proud of the state that has produced so many of the nation's greatest men. The clothing department is in charge of Mr. J. A. Sinclair, who owns stock in the company, while the other de partments are all cared for by seven teen of the most courteous and oblig ing clerks, all working for a single goal—that of making the Idaho De partment Store the largest and great est of the West. Mr. Banta is a native of FILED NEWS NOTES. Mr. .1. McGrane's baby is on the sick list. Dr. Boyd of Twin Falls was in Filer this week. Dr. Pike of Twin Falls had business in Filer on Monday. Mr. Williams of Boise had business in Twin Falls this week. W. .1. Hill of Chicago was the guest of S. Claude Stewart this week. J. M. Wiesel of Denver, Colo., was in Filer this week on business. Mr. and Mrs. Har'.and Fisher and baby are spending a few days in Filer. Francis Brooks of Buhl stopped over in Filer on his way to the races at the metropolis. The ranchers in the vicinity of Filer report much hotter crops this year than was predicted. Mr. Chambers of Salt Lake'v?uent Saturday and Sunday with Mr. L4K 1 Mrs. Rufus M. Gaskill. Raymond Ashworth of Salt Lake was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Karl Farnsworth on Friday. The five-months old baby of Mr. and Mrs. E. Kalbfleish died last week with cholera infantum. Mr. Archer Douglass returned to Filer Tuesday after a pleasant visit with his parents in Boise. Miss Alice Carnahan, Karl Peilstick and several other Filerites attended the dance in Twin Falls Monday even ing. the a be Mrs. A. J. Rosentehl of Seattle, Wash., arrived in Filer Saturday to join her husband oa his ranch near here. C. E. Glines of Thief River Falls, Minn., will locate in Filer. Mr. Glines is an expert paper hanger and sign writer. The new grocery firm, known as Timm & Johnson, ha'e dissolved part nership. Geo. K. Johnson will be sole owner and will move in his new build ing as soon as it is completed. The Commercial club will give an ice cream social on Friday evening and give the members and ail their friends a royal good time. All are in vited to help swell the crowd. J. O. Tice has sold his blacksmith shop to John Turnbaugh of Boise. Mr. Tice, with his family, will spend a few weeks travelling through Washington and return to Filer in the near fu ture. a. Claud Stewart of Albion, Mich., has been in Filer for the past month, looking for a location for his new fur niture store which he expects to open by the first of October. Mr. Stewart has rented part of the Finch & Rettig building. Geo. K. Johnson was taken to the Twin Falls hospital Tuesday, where he underwent a serious operation for ap pendicitis. As near as we can learn at this writing Mr. Johnson is doing nicely. Mrs. Johnson and her mother, who is a trained nurse, will remain in the hospital until Mr. Johnson is con valescent. J. J. Lyons passed peacefully away Monday morning, after a tedious ill ness of a complication of diseases. Mr. Lyons was 69 years of age and was one of Filer's foremost business men. He was loved and respected by all that knew him for his affable manner and sunny disposition. Mr. Lyons leaves a wife and son in Filer to mourn his loss. Funeral services were held here and the body was taken to Twin Falls for burial. BASEBALL WITH OCCIDENTALS. Fast Colored Team Will Play Here Saturday and Sunday. The fans will at last have a team pitted against the faut local aggrega tion that will test its mettle in the Salt Lake Occidentals, a colored team that has beaten everything in sight. There is every reason to believe that Twin Falls will prove too much for the visitors and the enthusiast should be sure to see the trick turned. STEAM ROAD ON NORTH SIDE Electricity for Operating to Be Installed Later. TRAFFIC ON NEW ROAD FROM GOODING TO JEROME THIS FALL. 1 Locomotive for Construction Work Ordered— Ti" 1 and Material Reins Rapidly Placed on Right of Way. Tho Milner-Gooding railroad, in course of construction and to be eventually one of the network of elec tric lines that will traverse the south eastern part of the state, will be op erated by steam this fall and winter and until such a time next spring as the trolley wires can he strung on the pole line, which will be erected. The first locomotive has been pur chased by the Twin Falls company, which is putting through the electric road, for construction work and or ders have been issued from headquar ters to rush the work as fast as pos sible. All material for the new road, including ties and rails, have been pur chased and are being delivered along the right of way as rapidly as pos sible. S. H. Hays, attorney for the Twin Falls company, and one of those inter ested in the building of the Milner Gooding road, stated, when seen this afternoon, that it is true that work is being rushed along as fast as possible, and that track laying will proceed at a rapid rate until completed. In regard to the operation of the road this fall he said: "During the fall the road will be operated with »team, the trolley wires to be strung early next spring. The ties and rails are being delivered on the ground as fast as we can get them, all such ma terial for the roadbed having been pur chased. Orders have been issued to rush the work. The track laying lias commenced, a locomotive, the first that will be in operation cn the road, hav ing been purchased from the Oregon Short Line Company for construction purposes. "It is the first time that anything so ambitious has been attempted in this state, the people filing upon land many miles from any transportation and will be able to go on the land next spring for the purpose of settling there and find a railroad within a few miles or their land and water ready for their ranches.—Capital News. SENATOR HEYBURN WILL ADDRESS THE VOTERS OF THE TRACT TUESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 22, AT RINK, TWIN FALLS.