Government Reclamation Ex
perts in Talks Before Idaho
Society of Engineers, De
WORKERS WILL WIN OUT
Southern Pine fcclt Affords
Golden Chance ^to Ambitious
Mankind to Became Prosper
ous—Agricultural Lands as :
That the west
the greatest op
who will huKth
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
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
of the nation,
people of the
» easy to take
his belief that,
|Ji would be the j
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.
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
jUion; that theenor
lands now ly
three states con
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
rider the coming Lane
Lit he felt the nation's
Ils had, as yet, been
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
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
(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
EXPECTED TO SPEED UP
Land Settlement Action Will Be
Pushed With Vigor—Senate
Finance Committee Holding
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
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
! "We are here in an army camp wh
boys will soon be turned loose p
> n A . D
Corner Appropriation B
many of them are turning to the farm I
and we would like definite information j
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.
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
❖ 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
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
line of action, I
LITTLE NEWS OF BOISE
xtcnslv«' over undertaken by the local
Frank A. King:, wife and daughter,
Margaret, of Vancouver, Wash., arei
visiting their parents, Mr. and Mi...
Sherman G. King, of this city.
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
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
...s. Frank Fanant, of 1P04
Eighth street, is confined to
with a severe attack of sciati
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
ISSUES OFFICE PAPER.
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."
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,
Oman's club was
g, «Tan. 27.
iss Lois Cot
enters about !
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
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
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
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
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.
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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
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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
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
RUPERT CASE TO
TEST UTILITY LRW
Former Attorney General Wal
In Compliance With Kecent De
cision of Supreme Tribunal,
Rupert Electric Aslcs for Re
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
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
oming direct on applications for
writs of review to the supreme court ;
should come up through tho district 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?
The regular annual Susan 11
thony banquet will be f
Owyhee hotel, February 15 ut 0:30
o'clock. The program will be pub
AL L P HONOO"WAPHS I N O I^ E
Our announcement of the new Brunswick
Method of Reproduction brings
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
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
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
Come in today. Join the most
critical music-lovers in town. Hear
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
Phone us fo
PLAYS ALL RECORDS
PAYETTE MILLS ENJOY
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
At New Plymouth ,......2,448,693
Total . . .
Grain at i «;
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
Sales of cereals, such as corn meal. !
graham, whole wheat Hour, 2U38 bar- i
. manager of Pay- j
Ptimistic over the !
W. Christ in
>ok for busim
four 10 It).
fur this plant lor
doling of Lester
se vers I months
bungalow roof is replacing the old high
roof and is a big improvement. The
interior of the house is being almost
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
When completed the j
oldest and most respected ladies, sev
eral days ago fell nt her home and
broke her thigh. Considering her age
WESTERN DAIRY SHOW
TO BE AN EXHIBITION
I a8slsla,u ' 1 ' "'"'''K 1 ' ,he exhlbits
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
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.
i interests in the
, chutlin Flat
COMPLETE FOR THE
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, Feb. 1.—Mr. end
Worth S. I «ce spent a few days iu
: this week.
P. Uhatlin looked after business
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
Donaldson of Glenns F
has purchased a half interest in the
Laundry at Mountain Home and
will be found in Mountain Home from
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
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
! 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
J. G. Watts transacted business
Boise a few days.
I he Capital News telephone number«
are 24 and 25. ff
The ladies of the Oostura club will
entertain their husbands at Community
hall next Tuesday evening.
S. D. Smith has arrived home from
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
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
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
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
Framed nnd. Unframod.
Pictures and Art Novelties.
FAUST'S ART STORE.
Buy W. S. S. Stamps. 910 Idaho.
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