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Government Reclamation Ex perts in Talks Before Idaho Society of Engineers, De scribe Possibilities. WORKERS WILL WIN OUT Southern Pine fcclt Affords Golden Chance ^to Ambitious Mankind to Became Prosper ous—Agricultural Lands as : Yet Unscathed.! smith afford work to win ipinion I That the west the greatest op who will huKth home concern floss, !•'. W. 11 *vole, government reclamation rngi- j neers, who spoke at a joint meeting of tho University club and the Idaho So ciety of Kngineers held at the Com-'the merclal club Saturday evening, on the territories and possibilities of the land settlement plan of Secretary Lane. Tiie meeting was opened at it o'clock, and Joseph Pence, chairman of the state council of defense, selected as chairman. In a neat speech of intro duction. Mr. Pence introduced D. W. Ross, formerly head of the reclama tion service in this state, as the "man who made Idaho blossom like the rose.' SPEAKS OF SOUTH. Mr. Ross told of the vast acreage of cut-over lands in the south, com mented upon their wonderful fertility if cleared, and told of the cost of de Bjng the unused lands in that soc Le said that it was his belief offered a wonderful lan who would work was a virgin field yet ie hand of man to a (1 needed but an ap |rgy by mankind to de largest agricul of the nation, |Ho commented people of the » easy to take In opportunities his belief that, |Ji would be the j carrying out! ! Fntod upon the j ll that nowhere in the nation could by found a record of accomplishments rind results that ! would compare with the great strides ! in agriculture pursuit made by the'the farmers of the Boise valley. OTHERS SPEAK. I I-. A\. Ilanua, of 1 •* s .Moines, Iowa, > another government engineer, followed Mr. Ross. Mr. Hanna had been in the j south and west investigating the feast bility of putting into effect the Lan project, and felt, like Mr. Ross, that , west and the south were the com fcjng Eldorados in tie agricultural line whole United States, and with! fettling of the unused lan is ny and sailors, would come into ager of Boise Pay poke on the subj ■ t lids. Iiis talk was j id logic, and was : those present. Mr. stigation on the I he*!i in /Georgia. ! I, and it was his Lou them pdeiTul territor jUion; that theenor lands now ly three states con mited possibilities, if farmed as is ll the people of the some foreign na I'id; el for the r< clj me - Closed the evening's ■ very appropriate possibilities open rider the coming Lane Lit he felt the nation's Ils had, as yet, been i , , ...... jr 1er The C APITOL ..DOME COMPLETE WORK TODAY. The state board of education which has been in session here fur several days conferring with the committees on education of both houses of the leg islature regarding the budgets of the institutions, expects to complete its work today. The board waited on Gov ernor Da^s during the afternoon fc>at urda y / t ____ _ ___________________________ __ _ v rrday dismissed the complaint in the of the city of Hailey versus Hailey y DISMISS HAILEY CASE. .j/ne public utilities commission Sat-| |.er company, through agreement of parties. PURCHASE SUPPLIES. (he state board of prison commis hers Saturday let bids for supplies the penitentiary and Soldiers' home. CARD OF THANKS. We wish to thank our many friends and acquaintances for the kind acts and words of sympathy and for the many beautiful floral offerings during our recent bereavement in tlie death of R. F. T ref fry. MRS. R. F. TREFFRY. GEORGE TREFFRY AND FAMILY. Twenty-Ninth Day Falls on Monday and Sixtieth Day Is Per Diem Limit lation Pending. -Big Legis EXPECTED TO SPEED UP Land Settlement Action Will Be Pushed With Vigor—Senate Finance Committee Holding Appropriation Bills—Educa tion Session. < I half. There are but 60 per diem leg islntive days and the bulk of the legis hitinn that is going to he enacted by Fifteenth will be recorded in tlm n ,, x t SO days. Every effort will be The legislature Is about to reach the turning point in Us career. The twen ty-ninth day will arrive Monday which is close to half of the session and that body will this week open the p * I ' j made to speed up its work. rp to the present time there have been 1S4 bills introduced in the two houses irrespective of resolutions and memorials. Of this number 110 are house measures and 74 senate. A total of 10 bills and memorials have been passed by the two houses. Land Settlement Big Issue One of the big issues before the leg islature that will receive close consid eration during the balance of the ses sion will be the land settlement act Introduced by Representative Givens of Ada and Feather stone of Shoshone. It Is the short form bill recommended by Franklin K. Lane, secretary of the in terior, and approved by the reclamation service. It Is a companion of the fed eral act introduced in congress calling for an appropriation of $100,000,000 for the reclamation of lands in various states. Governor Davis is in receipt of a communication from Secretary Lane urging passage of the act. The governor's office Is a 1st in receipt of a number of requests from soldiers, one as far south as Texas, asking if it is possible to get land ia this state for settlement purposes. These missives! indicate that the soldiers are looking! to the west for relief. j Back to Farm Movement Tt is apparent from is correspond-j ! once that the "back to the farm" move- j ment is on among the 1 n who have ; been in the service. II. E. Rocker writ- | ling from a southern camp to the gov-i ernor says: ! "We are here in an army camp wh boys will soon be turned loose p , about Idaho. > n A . D Corner Appropriation B j , >re'ably many of them are turning to the farm I and we would like definite information j j : I ! | ; There was consider.!! de interest, dis played about legislative circles Satur day when it was learned that the meas ures carrying appropriations that reach i the finance committee of Une senate are being collected there and probably will not move «along until the committee gains some Idea of what the financial drain is'going to be on the state. Sen ator Adams informed the senate Friday that the committee expected to hold the bills carrying appropriations as that is the only way it can keep track of appropriation matters. The house measure carrying an appropriation of $150,000 for the rebuilding of the Lew iston normal is among the bills being ■ held. An effort will be made to ee .hi. its passage bcrniise of the rxist mg emergency to get building opera 1 1 ions under way. BOARD EDUCATION CONFERENCE The state board of education Satur day held an all-afternoon session with j the educational and appropriation com mittees. The budgets for the several • institutions were gone over carefully. I No definite decision was reached with reference to them, It was announced after the meeting: It seems to have been practically settled that the administration consol idation bill which passed the senate will be amended so ns to exclude the public utilities commission and the in dustrial accident board from its provi sions. Other amendments to it v. ill also be offered. CLUB GLEANINGS Soldiers' Memorial Fund Originated With Woman's Club. While that fact seems to be quit* lost sight of in the general enthusiasm which surrounds the idea of building a memorial to those who have made the supreme sacrifice, it is nevertheless true that a woman's organization, the Society Of Owyhee Daughters, was Die first organization in the state to offer a suggestion or plan as far as that body knows. The society met directly after the sad news of thj death of Lieutenant John Regan, who ... 'as an - I nounce ^* an( * after some consi lora lion devoted the sum of $50 to a fund was an Owyhee county boy. for the erection of a suitable memorial for Idaho soldiers who died In battle. This was early in September, and as there seems to be no record of any earlier effoit the honor seems to be long to the Society of Owyhee Daugh ters. ❖ 4* 4* Roise Council No. 899, Knights of Columbus, is going to stage a real, old fashioned smoker next Tuesday night, Feb. 4, and have a good rousing, boost ing meeting with oodles of pep and en thusiasm. The circular that is being sent out to the members urges them to enejpavor to be present, for there will be plenty to eat and drink, and all will make merry. Nick Collins, who is a member of I line of action, I □ LITTLE NEWS OF BOISE xtcnslv«' over undertaken by the local association. VISITING PARENTS. Frank A. King:, wife and daughter, Margaret, of Vancouver, Wash., arei visiting their parents, Mr. and Mi... Sherman G. King, of this city. _ I I TO CELEBRATE. The local Y. M. C. A. will celebrate ! "National Father and Hon' week from I I 'eb. 11 to 17. Committees to handle ] tin' celebration are now being appoint ed, and ti . program will be the most j SMALL NUMBER FIRES. The local fire department responded j to 1 4 alarms during the month of Jan- i tiarv, according to Chief Fo.st.-r. Up 1 to a late hour Friday night, there 1 were only 13 alarms and Chief Foster thought that shouldn't bi st» ho put down a still alarm from the Jenkins I Furniture that he didn't intend to re- j p 01t __ , ; ,f H e ! ,1 . ! HOME AGAIN. IT. L. Clyne returned the las the week from Portland, where he been the past six months. He t back by way of San Francisco Salt Lake, and enjoyed the trip mensely. ...s. Frank Fanant, of 1P04 Eighth street, is confined to with a severe attack of sciati trouble. X orth r-r bed nerve SOLONS AFTER RABBIT FEET. Between 25 and 30 senators and rep resentatives and others will leave Boise this morning on a rabbit hunt. They will be taken by «automobile to the ranch home of Hugh Sproat south of Nampa on the isnake river, as his guests and near there the shoot will take place. The trip will occupy most of the day. REGULAR CLUB SHOOT TODAY. The regular shoot of the Boise Gun club will be held tod.ay at the club grounds which will be open from 11 o'clock this morning on. Many mem bers «and friends are expected to par ticipate. ISSUES OFFICE PAPER. Considerable interest the office paper which has appeared at the Western Union office, edited by one of the employes. It tolls the "shop news'' as the "Offic ial Bugle" publish-I ed by "VN." CLUB MEETS. ling of the College held Monday even home of Mrs. .John efferson street. Rev. e a brief talk, and Miss Louise Wood wit h musical selections, The Januai ry ince Oman's club was g, «Tan. 27. at tho . Hagleson, 1315 Jt illsio Marti in guv iss Lois Cot >k and niff pie enters about ! i ; I the local lodge, will stage a few fast j exhibitions of boxing skill that will j make the brothers set up and take no- | tier*. "Kid" Rose of this city will prob- i >re'ably be matched with "Battling" Wil ndjliams of Portland, one of the fastest boys In the game, and there should be a hot old time when the pair get to tale in the padded squar An endeavor is being madi members for the lodge, and all are urged to bring a good prospect. There will be a business meeting <»f the lodge at 7:45, with the big doings starting at sharp. 8:15 TI a get new ..... — ^ „ Gas Emitted From Old Well BEI OIL PROSPECT Leads to Theory That Oil Strata Lies Beneath; Use Gas for Lighting. Payette, Feb. 1. The Payette Cold Storage company five years ago drilled a six Inch well to a depth of 275 feet, for the purpose of getting a large supply of good water for making artificial ice. Due to the water being heavily mineralized, making it unfit for Ice making, the well was capped for three years. Then the O. S. L. railroad wanted a sample of the water from this well to see if It could bo used for locomotives passing through Payette, but the railroad could not use it. When C. C. Sprlngstein, the engi neer at the cold storage plant, took the cap off the well two years ago he discovered a considerable pressure of gas. He fixed a trap to catch the gas and arranged a gas burner and three gas 1'ghts in the engine room of '-he plant. Lighting the gas burner and three lights two years ago, they I ha ve u. n burning day and night con tinuously since. Mr. »Springstein has lived in the Kansas and Oklahoma gas and r.il fields for years. His brother brought in the bigg gas well in history in Oklahoma cc.veral years ago. Mr. Springsteln feels certain in his own nind that the gas in the well at the cold storage plant has a petroleum tf'se, and that there must be «a deposit of oil some win re in this section. "Ordinarily," Mr. Sÿpringstcin said, "if you don't keep a gas wadi dry, the water pressure will drown out the gas. The Payette well is full of water all the time since it was drilled five years ago, and still the gas pressure remains the same day after day. The three gas lights in the engine room retain the same degree of brightness, and the flame in the j. Jl8 burner is colored blue with yellow tips and con tains much heat." Mr. Springstein said the gas burner will boil water in a teakettle in three minutes. which refreshments served. ,.u«......... ..... ^ ------- The next meeting will lie held Fob.10, at the home o .lia. < un in I'lke, in stead of Mrs. K. M. Hoover's, as an jnouni'cd in the jear book, _ ~* WANT BETTER DOG HOMES. That the city pound is not In condi tion to receive even stray dogs anil the j canines should be shown more consid eration. is (tie opinion of those inter ested In humane work. They say that even dogs are entitled to better accom modations than the present pound lo cated on the dump near the Julia Davis park. -Zl.-Z*. __ ____ ALTAR SOCIETY MEETS The Altar Society of SI. o.Ihn's Ca thedml meets Wednesday, Feb. 5, at St. Johns hall, LECTURE ON LOWELL Henry Z. Johnson, well known Boise [attorney, will deliver a lecture on James Russell Lowell before the members of the Columbian club Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the club rooms. Mr. Johnson is considered a genuine nu thority on Lowell and his address on Monday will be commemorative of the one hundredth «anniversary of tlie birth of America's foremost essayist and man of letters. Mrs. Franklin I. Cotes wit1 read, "The Present. Crisis" .at the same meeting. All members are urged to be present ut 2:30 o'clock sharp. WIFE HAS RECOVERED. John D. Jones, nurse at the Sanitar ium treatment rooms, has returned from Pine Valley, ore., where he has been attending Mrs. Jones, who suf fered from complications following «an attack of influenza. Friends of Mrs. Jones will be glad to learn that she is rapidly recovering. . MEETS TUESDAY EVE The Council of Women Voters will meet Tuesday evening instead of Mon day on account of the concert Monday night. PROGRESSIVE CLUB The Progressive Club of Whitney met it the home of Mrs. fra Simpson Thurs day afternoon. There was a Large attendance and a most interesting noting was held. On account of the different war activities the meetings were suspended for the summer but on Ucc. 9th they were resumed with Mrs. Cora Wood Eggleston as presi dent, and under her guidance the club looks forward to the best year in its history: Already plans are being laid lor future work. Among other guests, four members of the Extension Depart ment were present, each giving a short talk on the work of their department, which was well received. After the meeting a social hour followed, during which delicious refreshments were served. j j | i RUPERT CASE TO TEST UTILITY LRW j -- ! -, Former Attorney General Wal In Compliance With Kecent De cision of Supreme Tribunal, Rupert Electric Aslcs for Re view. COMMISSION DEFENDANT ters to Apply to the District Court for Order to Review Findings of the Board. Tlie outcome of the application for a writ of review from the findings of the Idaho public utilities commission in (5ie case of Wiseman et al versus tlie Rupert Electric company directly involving the commission, and in con lormity with the recent decision of the supreme court will b with interest. The applicati ... be made to the district court at Hu- ! pert Monday by T. A. Walters of Cald- j well, former attorney general of this) statt* and while such counsel for the commission. He Is now engaged In the practice of law. This case was instituted two years ago. It was carried on appeal to the supreme court and remanded by that tribunal back to the, public utilities commission for rehearing. Later on second rehearing was asked for and denied. J J|J INTERESTING QUESTIONS. Recently the supreme court handed down a decision holding in brief that appeals from tHe orders of the public utilities commission should take the j course of other appeals and instead of j watched j oming direct on applications for writs of review to the supreme court ; should come up through tho district I ! I courts. The Rupert Electric comp proposes to follow this action. If the Fourth judicial district or grants the application fur a writ review the action will, it is said, es- I tabiish a precedent in district courts j to allow appeals from the orders of i the commission in «all case« where the \ parties involved care to follow that j j rocedure. If the writ is granted th« ! question will then arise also as to I whether or not the district court will try the case "de novo," or as if it was a new case ami will this create a possibility of such etises being tak en before a district court Instead of to tho public utilities commission? ANNOUNCEMENTS The regular annual Susan 11 thony banquet will be f Owyhee hotel, February 15 ut 0:30 o'clock. The program will be pub lished later. Î. An at tho AL L P HONOO"WAPHS I N O I^ E Phonograph Sensation Our announcement of the new Brunswick Method of Reproduction brings city-wide interest I T APPEARS that every music lover has been waiting for such an instrument as the new Brunswick — America's latest musical triumph, made by The Brunswick-Balke-Col lender Co. People say that our claims for it are too modest. The Brunswick Method of Reproduction is so much better, so far superior that praise is indeed fulsome. You, too, must hear this remarkable new instrument. Yqu can't appreciate the great advance it represents until you hear it. You'll be delighted with The Ultona, which piays every record, and with the Bruns wick Amplifier. These two great inventions make The Brunswick the most per fect phonograph ever conceived. As you'll agree. You've never before heard such natural tones. All pre vious conceptions of good tone will be changed. Come in today. Join the most critical music-lovers in town. Hear this super-phonograph. Let us play the most difficult selections, such as piano or orches tral records, and you'll be amazed. Phone us for I lie Correct Time 559 Feb. Hits Sammy Lad Mummy Mine Honey Lamb EH Bfffi Phone us fo the Correct PLAYS ALL RECORDS KKBHBESBSEBHBBSS PAYETTE MILLS ENJOY j RECORD BUSINESS YEAR Payette. IVb. 1 The year 19 IS tamis as a record year for business t the Payette mills whose plant here onsists of a flour and feed mill. The wheat purchases for the year i'cre : X'ounds. At Payette...............4,590,3(15 At New Plymouth ,......2,448,693 Total . . . Grain at i «; Bark Corn Pounds. 220,852 796.846 The ing Total coarse grain ..... 1.766,174 Local sales of flour, 2436 barrels. Shipments of flour, 10,384 barrels. Gar shipments wheat, 46 cars. Sales mill feed, 450 tons. Sales coarse grains and chops. 064 tons. Sales of cereals, such as corn meal. ! graham, whole wheat Hour, 2U38 bar- i , . manager of Pay- j Ptimistic over the ! j I ! j rels. A. W. Christ in ate mills, feels ou tic >ok for busim the : four 10 It). REMODELING HOUSE fur this plant lor i I rem doling of Lester brick housi •6iw'oil's j d progi vas do se vers I months big 10-roo making rn weather h stroyed by bungalow roof is replacing the old high roof and is a big improvement. The interior of the house is being almost entirely alt house will be a great improvement ove what it was before the fire. A. "\ Williams has the contract, the cost be mailing like $2000. J. M. Bennett, one of Payette' now that good A When completed the j oldest and most respected ladies, sev eral days ago fell nt her home and broke her thigh. Considering her age the bit is consider serious. WESTERN DAIRY SHOW TO BE AN EXHIBITION s * I * I a8slsla,u ' 1 ' "'"'''K 1 ' ,he exhlbits ! j ! 0F MUCH INFORMATION ! kinds of dnir> machinery, dairy prod ucts and equipment needed in the vari ous branches of tho dairy industry. Tho latest improvements and inven tions will be demonstrated, and tho merits of the different mechanisms and supplies will be ably presented by the representatives in charge. It is of the utmost importance that everyone con templating purchasing any equipment come to the show, and find out by a Tho visitors to the Western Dairy ind conferences to He held at Feb. 10, 11 and 12. will be able a great deal of information and j personal comparison of tbo various makes exhibited, which one will suit tbo individual requirements and con ditions which they may have. ]vir ! i interests in the , chutlin Flat j ! PROGRAM NEARLY COMPLETE FOR THE LINCOLN BANQUET Gathering of Republican clans at the Owyhee hotel on the evening of Feb ruary 12 will feature the ninth an nual banquet of the Lincoln Day Ban jquet association. < 'nlonel Spofford, j president of the association, announced I Saturday night the program was about ! completed and would be ready for an jnouneement Tuesday. On it will be j speakers from all parts of the state. One of the biggest gatherings In the association's history is expected. MOUNTAIN HOME Mountain Home, Feb. 1.—Mr. end Worth S. I «ce spent a few days iu : this week. P. Uhatlin looked after business yesterday from F. It. McClure of Salt Lake City was in Mountain Home Friday on givern nient livestock inspection. i T. Sweet of Twin Falls was a visitor I in Mountain Home the bitter part of j the week Guy B. few days. Donaldson of Glenns F has purchased a half interest in the Laundry at Mountain Home and will be found in Mountain Home from now on. Mrs. Myrtle Isenberg was the honor guest at a surprise party given by Mrs. j Lawrence J. Brady at her home Thurs day evening. The evening was spent In playing five hundred. Dainty re freshments were served. Those present were Mrs. Myrtle Isenberg, Mrs. Her man Dick, Mrs. Dan \V. Latlmore, Mrs. It. 11. Bennett, Mrs. Joseph Bennett, Mrs. Henry Barber Mrs. Fred Bennett, Mrs. Ada Temple, Mrs. Frank Hobbs. Miss Elsie Tye, Miss Celia Hein, Miss ! Stella Harris. Miss Lottie Mellen and j.Miss Jans Tucker. j Harry Crowley of Glenns Ferry had ! business in this city Thursday. Will H. Gibson was transacting bus lines» in Boise Friday. ! Sgt. S. O. Rudge of Camp Lewis re ceived his temporary discharge and ar rived here to spend a few f days on plea sure and business in Mountain Home, before returning to his home at Smith's Prairie. Mrs. Lizzie Compton of Pocatello, w j, Q has been visiting with the William Turner family of Bruneau a few days, stopped in Mountain Home on her way home, ! and Mrs. Frank Lnmberton spent j a days in Mountain Home on busi ness and pleasure from their ranch on the Boise river. I J. R. Francis of Emmett is spending a few days in Mountain Home looking into the land question. He states that It Is his Intention to make his futr home in this city. M. <Swain was a Boise businc visitor Thursday. J. G. Watts transacted business Boise a few days. I he Capital News telephone number« are 24 and 25. ff SOUTH BOISE. The ladies of the Oostura club will entertain their husbands at Community hall next Tuesday evening. S. D. Smith has arrived home from Yakima. Wash. Tho Westminster guild held its regu lar meeting at the church annex Tues day evening, preceded by a dinner. The missionary society of the Second Presbyterian church met Wednesday evening with Mrs. Charles Garland. There were 39 present. Tho society completed the book they had been studying and at the next meeting will take up another one. They also be gan piecing a new quilt, the former one being finished. Lucille Simpson of Meridian spent a week with Dorothy Shelton. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis of Ivywlld have just received four very interesting let ters and some pictures from their sun Clarence, who is with the army of oc cupation in Germany. This young sol dier gives extracts from the book he Is writing on his observations since go ing across. W. R. Wilson of Manitou street will move to Boise in a few days. There will be another of the library fund dances given at Community hall next Friday evening between .the hours of 8:20 and 11:80. There will he violin (music by Mr. Tompkins, accompanied on the piano. Admission 25 cents. Verne Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Davis, of Ivywild. had one of the fingers of his left hand amputated «at a local hospital last week to avoid blood poison. He is getting along nice ly and expects to go home in a few days. Ralph Smith, • ho has been 111 at his (home in Ivywild, has recovered and is back at his work. David A. De Ford, who has been vis iting his sister. Mrs. May Peermnn, left for his home in Portland Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Peters recently received a letter from 1/eir son Ken neth. with the army of o/cupation, sav ing he was on the Rhine and having a fine time. The Capital Newt telephone numbers ir© 24 and 25. ff PICTURE FRAMING Framed nnd. Unframod. Pictures and Art Novelties. FAUST'S ART STORE. Buy W. S. S. Stamps. 910 Idaho.