PRESDENT OF THE
Will HE RESIGN?
Reports in Circulation That
Change Will Take Place
in Administration of Edu
Dr. Melvin A. Brannon, president of
the University of Idaho, is in the city
t„ attend the convention of the Idaho
State Teachers' association. While
here Dr. Brannon will hold a confer
ence with Dr. E. C). Sisson, state com
missioner of education, with reference
to the reports that have been in circu
lation lately regarding the so-called
Barker episode, in which the secretary
of state said, prior to the general elec
tion. that Dr. Brannon would resign if
Governor Alexander was re-elected.
Eater, or while in the city during the
meeting of the state board of education
the early part of the present month.
President Brannon denied that he had
made such a statement or had ever at
any time authorized anyone else to
make it. Secretary of State Barker
said on his return from the north that
lie had never quoted Dr. Brannon as
directly say ing ho would take such
de has aroused un
The entire cq
usual interest over the state.
charge has been made in the past and
repeated that there was political aetiv-!
ity at the university before the gen
eral election last fall.
ere in circulation at
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Whether ltr. Brannon's trip to Boise
at this time has any particular signifi
cance with rega
now holds, is cat
tile state house some ti
rd to the position he
ising not a little spec
Brannon had forwarded his resigna
tion to the commissioner of education,
but inquiry developed the head of the
nothing of them.
\n entertainment will he held at the
Rood pros ram has
Thursday évoning. A
born arranged by
the Ladies of Urn G. A. H.
pecially the guardsmen in the city, are
Always Original—Never an Imitator
Today and Tomorrow
In Richard Mansfiokl's Greatest Success
From the World Famous Novel of the same Name
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City and County Superin
tendents and Principals
Meet Preparatory to Con
vention of Teachers' As
The Associated Educational Super
visors of Idaho, comprising the < it>
■ "'»<> bounty superintendents and prm
: of schools, opened their annu
a * session this
•ning in the Owyhee
There were some 150 in attend
a nee and problems relating to school
life were discussed, especially the prob
terns of the rural schools relating to
Tlie need of paid Janitors in rural
several county superintendents advo-|
eating the doing away with hiring
the pupils for $10 or $12 per month to!
half do the Janitor work when the sen -
iecs of a man should lie secured that
the school might be kept sanitary. It;
■ was recommended tha. such a system
he recommended to the state board of
education as one of the Items In stand-1
urdizntion for llie jural srhools.
BANQUET FOR COUNCIL.
the standardization required.
ight at the Owyhee the Ed
f the Idaho Sfitel
intion enjoyed a banquet
at whieh there were 50 in attendance.
The speakers of the evening were U. E.
Rose. superintendent of
schools of Boise: G. A. Axline, prosi
f the Albion state narmal, an
superintendent of the
ltr. Sission gave an outline of the
•complhihed In the state board
education, told of the establishing
of the rund high schools and stated
that thev had pleached the doctrine
; W. D. Vincent,
other or with larger districts for high
The Associated Educational Super
's will continue In session tomor
i row, and Friday morning the Idaho!
' State Teachers' association proper will
the Boise high
t l,. in
| school building. Already more
| 250 teachers are in the eity for the
and the majority of those who!
will he present will arrive tonight a
William Reinbers of Hailey, former
county commissioner of Blaine coun
ty and chairman of the Democratic
county committee, is in the city today
and was a caller at the fish and game
«^ accompanied by
Alex McKibben, of Hailey,
here to spend a few days the guest of
his son ' s A ' McKibbeu -
O. D. Davis of Ahsahke, Ida., com
plains to the public utilities commis
sion he was overcharged by the Ore
gon Short Dine railroad on freight
shipments and that some of his bag
gage was damaged.
Permission to abandon the spur
track running from the main line of
the Pacific & Idaho Northern railroad
!o Medietnul Hot Springs In the Coun
ell valley was asked of the public utili
ties commission by E. M. Helgho, re
ceivor for that road. Mr. Helgho says
the spur has not been used to haul
carload shipments over for 14 months,
Articles of incorporation have been
filed with the secretary of state by the
Sunset Farm company of Boise. The
capital stock is given as $25,000. The
incorporators are Russell C. Massey,
Marie Bulir and George B. Wood,
Miss L. Grace Rush has been named
secretary and stenographer to Attorney
General-elect T. A. Malters. Miss Rush
She will j
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■« " eI1 known tn the city,
take her new duties Jan. 1.
Personal property assessment roll
abstracts are arri\ ing at the state aud
itor's office daily. They are in addi- i
tion to the abstracts filed during the
summer for the use of the state board
of equalization. The totals carried by
,llc ^«tracts Just filed follow: Ban
»«Çk county, $1.458, »15; Benewah,
»"ÎIV-Î 4 - 7 *,
?-»•.84«. Blaine, ShJiO^b, Boise, $ 086 ,
'<*•: Bonner. ».,,0,480: Bonneville,
$969.146; Boundary, $201,190; Canyon
Cassia, $687,961; Clearwat
er. $101,205; Jefferson. $869,862.67;
$39:1.691; Minidoka, $348,290;
Owyhee, $1,066,642; Power. $486,481.
The minimum wage scale commission
authorized created by the last legisla
turc, will hold its final meeting before
the legislature, next
Wednesday and lhursday i
hall. The first day s session will open
at 10 o'clock in the morning.
FÜHRER — Km il Furrer, aged 52
years, died of apoplexy Monday after
at the Warner logging camp in
His body was
Boise last evening and the»
fternoon at 2 !
funeral was held this
o'clock at the Fry & Summers chapel.
Burial was in Morris II111 cemetery,
Mr. Furrer is survived by two sisters,
Mrs. Peter Webber and Mrs. James,
Murray, of Boise,
LOVVKRY—The funeral of Benjamin
K. r^owery will be held Thursday aft
n ; 11 2 o'clock at 2 o'clock at the
of his daughter, Mrs.
Reynolds will have charge;
- rvieo and burial will be in
A special fu-j
ds will be provided.
Rev. H. J.
Morris Hill cemetery,
neral car for frien
pioneer of the Boise basin
home at riacerville. Tues
died at h:
■ns 81 years of ago
and had been ill for several nronths.
Mr. I'atheart was a native of Ireland,
but came to this country when a boy
and in 1S65 located at Placerville,
which had since been his home.
_5 tears he has been engaged in the
mercantile business at Placerville, the
last few years being connected with
his sons in the business, although not
'as actively as before taking them
into the firm. He was a prominent
Mason and i
highlv esteemed throughout the Boise
liehl Thursday afternoon. Mr. Cath
cart is survived bv seven children, four
P s Smit h and
K. S. Robinson, Mrs.
Miss Isabel Catheart, and three sons,
Martin Catheart, Jr., and James,
dents of Placer.vllle. and William Cath
cart, of Boise, one of the department
The annual production of
,the United States has increased from
a few more than 3000 tons to more than
230,000 tons in the last 10 years.
• ÖI^liAIßYDBAjN' -
HE announcement that Douglas
Fairbanks has gone east to re
open the Triangle studio at
Fort Dee has stirred interest
in local film circles.
"Doug" was accompanied by Mil
dred Harris, the 15-year-old Fine Arts
favorite, who made a lasting Impres
sion In the role of the Ingenue with
Sir Herbert Beerbohm-Tree in "The
Old Folks at Homo." Miss Harris will
appear as Fairbanks' leading lady at
the star's personal request, as he con
siders her one of the most promising
young actresses In the pictures. She
Is a blonde of the real blue-eyed, gold^
cn-haired type, and recently won first
prise In a California beauty contest.
It Is said that John Emerson, who
ts directing Fairbanks' current pro
duction, "The Pet of Patagonia," will
continue to direct the famous come
dian during his winter season at Fort
ALL HAIL! MARY 16 BACK.
Mary Fuller has returned!
Mary Fuller, the Idol of thousands
of photoplay e-rihusiaats; Mary Ful
ler, the charming and clever actress
who terminated her long time con
tract with Universal one fine day and
straightaway dropped completely out
of the sky of screen stars, is to be
with us again.
As unobtrusively as she disap
peared from Manhattan she returned.
ah the long summer snd autumn she
spent in the heart of the mountains
down in old Virginia, where there was
no camera to command her to smile
where there were no next week'
or cry when she least felt like
tumes to be worrying about. And now
she has returned refreshed and brim
ful of new ambitions, and ideas and
Miss Fuller's views on the present
trend of photo plays are interesting.
She believes the day of the vampire, the
blood and thunder and the sticky sweet
ingenue type of plays are on the wane.
She thinks the people of today
want photoplays dealing with the
highest principles of life and
glimpses of character development
which the audience can absorb for Its
betterment. It is Miss Fuller's whole
some belief that there*Is not one per
son but who tries to better and
strengthen his character daily.
Miss Fuller has made no announce
ent yet, of her plans for the future.
It will probabl be the pictures, but
there is just a possibility that she
will retu-n to the stage. Oh, un
■ WATER STUFF' FOR CHARLIE.
There is some talk about Charlie
Chaplin's "Ixme Star" studio that the
entire producing organization will
make* a trip to Honolulu and film a
comedy while cn route and during the
week of llie boat's stay in the Ha
rriers. Perhaps Edna Purvi
anee will give us a blond Hawaiian
McClure pictures show the first of
a scries of seven deadly sins early In
January. The sin is envy, and the
star is Ann Murdock.
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lXlXVÜjJb v\ iliMVÖ rAX
BONUS TO EMPLOYES
Three weeks' pay from linemen up
to and including all employes to man
ager, was the Yulet^de greeting ex
tended to those on the payroll of the
Mountain States Telephone A Tele
graph company in this city and all
parts of Idaho and other states where
A total of $60,
the company operates.
1000 was distributed to the employes
It was part
In the western division,
of a $6,000,000 bonus that came from
Telephone & Telegraph company.
"Irrespective of positions nil em
ployes of our company here received a
company, the American
weeks' pay," said Manager Jones when
questioned as to the presentation of
this gift to employes. 'X cannot say
off-hand In dollars and cents what.
that amounted to our employes here."
The view 's taken by some of the
heads that the three weeks'
Pay advanced is not a Christmas pres
joiit at nil, hut a bonus apportioned to
;n 'l employes so that they may be more
able to meet the high cost of living.
The distribution was to employes'who
received less than $5000 a year in sal
arms and who have been in the ein
ploy of the company for three months
ho have been with
for three months and
than a year received
month's pay and those who
with the company for a year or more
•cceived three-quarters of a month's
The distribution came just be
"THE SOCIAL BUCCANEER."
Based on Frederic S. Isham's widely
popular novel, "The Social Buccaneer,"
a Bluebird photoplay of promised ex
cellence, Is bo the attraction at the
Strand theater today and tomorrow,
with J. Warren Kerrigan, Douls Dove
ly, Maude George, Harry Carter, Hay
ward Mn': and other skillful members
of the Bluebird organization, depleting
the stirring and engaging episodes.
Kerrigan, to his thousands of ad
mirers, will typify the bold, and reck
less hero of the piece, and Doulse Dove
ly will Impersonate a heroine charming
enough to reform the most hardened
criminal if she were in the reforming
business. But as Marjory Woods, the
society leader, Miss Dovely seeks on'y
to reform Bruce, the social buccaneer,
and lets not even matrimony Interfere
with her purpose.
A one-act comedy, starring Parez,
the great Spanish comedian, and the
Pathe News close the bill.
'A PARISIAN ROMANCE."
The feature attraction at the Ma
Jestic for today and tomorrow will he !
the famous Richard Mansfield success.
"A Parisian Romance," with beautiful
Dorothy Green and Cooper Cllffe oast
In the leading roles. Mr. C'lif-e ha
long been one of England's most cele
brated actors, and has been featured
in all of the leading legitimate produc
tion of that country and America. Miss;
Green beeumo a motion p eture favorite :
early in her stage career, : n ' since has !
starred and played opposite some emi
nent people in many of the greatest ,
successes of the screen. The story of
today's feature 1 unusual in oo istrue
tion, novel in theme and quick in ac
tion. and as the plot Is revealed a great
climax is gradually ed up to.
Miss Mary Plckford has been an
nounced to open her engagement at the
Majestic on next Sunday, Dec. 81 and
to close Tuesday night. Jan. 2.
Her appearance In "Dess Than the
Dust" will mark the first feature re
lease of the Mary Plckford Picture cor
poration, at whose head stands the
popular little actress, as sole producer
of her own plays. Gigantic scenes where
thousands are in the active acting cast,
make the play extraordinary. A spe
cial augmented orchestra will render
the especially written musical score for
the production here. Another attrac
tion of these three days is the mid
night matinee to be given on New
Year's eve. Th. show will beigln so
that It will be out at two oj- three min
utes before the old year dlee. The now
one will be ushered In by a surprising
program thHt Is being arranged for at!
the present time. It will b** a great
climax to a novel performance, and
something unique is awaiting tho^ei
who are fortunate enough to he there,
TELLS OF ALLEGED SWINDLE.
A. L». Roberts for the second time in
the district court room, today told a.
Jury of the alleged swindling scheme
by which he was induced to purchase
i $3800 worth of bogus Columbia & Ne-;
halem railroad stock from J. C. Wat-j
! HOn whom In real,t >'* he testified, was
"Doc" J. A. Sheehan, whose second
^ r j a j on the charge of obtaining money
false pretenses opened yesterday
afternoon. More witnesses for both
prosecution and defense have been
secured for the second trial and it Is
progressing slowly with the defense
making objections to the admission of,
much of the testimony being intro
duced by the state.
1 | n his cell and flooded it
! Peter Bodway, an insane man in the
j Jail last night tore up all the plumbing
The water was turned off from the out
but he continued his destructive
j work as long as he could
i plumbing fixtures apart. He did not
| touch his bedding or anything else.
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WILL JOIN VILLA
El Paso, Deo. 27.—The Carranza gnr
i Ison at El Paso, about 100 miles south
f Parral, revolted Dec. 21, looted
, the* stores of the mining camp and then
started south to v Joi
at Torreon, a message from two Amer
icans remaining at the camp stated.
the Villa forces
A ^patent for cutlery made of bamboo
has been granted
An instrument that measures the
glare of light reflected from paper has
, been invented.
FROM BIG CREEK
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wmte Metal Properties Of
North Producing Abund
antly With the Prospects
Bright for Future Devel
A dispatch from Wallace says:
Big creek mines are attracting much
attention Just now and will continue to
be In the limelight so long as silver
maintains Its high level,
bite metal is most promising
market reports and
according to all
writers on mineral conditions,
means that the high grade sliver
ducers on Big creek, though not largo
mines, will yield a handsome profit for
some time to come,
a new secti
Big creek Is not
of the Coeur d' Alenes.
Its merit as a field for silver
cognized many years ago, hut the white
metal was not in demand and conse
quently the prospects were not deVel
opod. The steady rise in the price of
silver brought about more extensive
mr.. on the promising
claims with the result that throe pro
perties are making shipments of high
The Yankee, commonly known ns the
Yankee Boy, is being worked by the
Big Creek Leasing company, of which
Dan W. Price of Kellogg, Is manager.
This property has been making ship
ments since 1886. Under the direction
of Mr. Price the Big
company has been shipping ore at reg
ular Intervals for the past year. About
Five Act Bluebird
Do you like good, fast, clean comedy 1 ?
Don't miss seeing the new comedian, some
say he is funiner than Chaplin. His name is
"Parez" the great Spanish comedian in the first
of the Tweedlum comedies—one reel each. It
sure is some jimmie and it will make you laugh.
two carloads a month ara shipped. Ex
act returns are not available, but It la
understood that they run as high as
$5000 for a 40-ton car. The Tankes
consists of 4 unpatented claims owned
by DcnniB Blake of Kellogg. The pro
perty Is about two miles from the rail
HAS SIX CLAIMS.
The Big Creek Mining company has
six claims. Up to last spring about 500
tons of high grade silver ore had been
shipped from the property. D. J. Tefft,
who has a lease on the Big creek, has
done considerable development with the
result that he has opened new bodies
of high grade silver ore. He has ship
ped several carloads, the returns from
the shipments averaging fully as well
as those from the Yankee.
The last property to Join the Big
Creek shippers is the Polaris. Under
the management of Pat J. Gearon about
26 men are now working. Grey copper
ore is being mined, and two cars a
month are being shipped. The net re
turns from the shipments already
made show, from $5500 to $4000 for a
The Polaris Is one of the old silver
properties of the Big creek district. The
claims, three In number, were located
years ago and control rested with the
late Senator Heyburn.
spring the Polaris Development St Milt
ing company was organized to take ov
er the property. Considerable work
has been done, disclosing an ore body
of grey copper that carries high sliver
values. This ore is now being mined
and other development In under way,
including a crosscut for the Southern
Cross lead, the biggest surface showing
in the Big creek section. Tills lead
should be encountered at considerable
depth by driving 450 feet of tunnel.
Some time ago a shaft was sunk on
this lead to a depth of about 60 feet.
High grade silv
making the chances exceptionally good
for a rich strike when the vein is ex
plored at depth.
Marriage licenses were Issued today
to Louis A. Hoolst of Meridian and
Edna Grace Gribble of Eagle and to
John Adskim and Grace Pryor of White
Pine, Ore. Yesterday afternoon Dur
land O. Taggart and Alice Isabel
Wheeler of Caldwell secured a license.
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