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Blum "Wonder Oity" Developing Rapidly and 1919 Saw Many Advanced Steps Taken— General Prosperity Recorded BIG CROPS WERE RAISED Shortage of Water Most Ser ions Problem That Had to Be Paoed—Biggest Wheat Shipping Point in State. at By JOSEPH TANNER Buhl, Jan. 3.—The year 1919 lias been kind to Buhl and surrounding com munity In the west end of the south Twin Palls tract. To tho wonder oity located at the end of the Short I-Inc branch through the largest and most productive Irrigated tract In the world It has brought development such as few agricultural centers have enjoyed and a growth in people and business which savors of the boom of newly discovered oil fields and glittering min ing camps The first post-war 12 months' pe riod has delivered lo the Buhl district prosperity and simultaneously created " .....— •*—"— - m - * - 1 tlization of the great new vantages country so recently reclaimed from an arid «tute. Water records for the past year show that not in 30 year« has Idaho . . offered in the sagebrush | *----- I Buffered so for lack of moisture for , Irrigated purposes as it ha« during the pa«t season. The wonderful Snake river was forced to acknowledge it« inability to protect its many sun-baked farms because of the lack of reservoir facilities which might have contained its over-generous supply of water dur to ing former years and the spring flood j period. In many parts of tho state a * portion of the crop was salvaged only because of tho generosity of the far »era holding old water rights in ro fating the meager supply at their dis- , posa I. _ ! I ho Rower Snake river valley did not 1 expeii(»nce the keen shortage which prevailed in other parts of the huge basin, but nevertheless It did little more than meet an urgent demand. The water was sufficient, however, to bring to maturity' nil of the crops un der cultivation in and near Buhl. BIG PRICE FOR LAND Because of tho water shortage It will he natural to suppose that tho price of land would decrease. This proved not to bo the case in this vicinity. The V;t hi« placed on teres previous to the year Jftlft «oc mod to dwindle into an 'insignificant sum compared to the high offers made for the farms in spite of the sparse crop return« during the summer and fall months. Never in tho history of the tract has land com mand» d su'li a high figure in Buhl as the past y»N»i h recorded. Farms* which only con • * • ded passing notice nt : » listing $100 per acre'wtre eag erly sought after at treble that figure. It was November when the First $500 nn-aorc land was sold in the west oiul of tho tract one and 0110 -half miles from Buhl. Since that time farms have brought a price of $25 per aero in excess of this amount and the ultimate value seems to know no limit unless it be $1000 which is the anticl pation I small ,...... , ... .™~: ! Ity as a premier farmlne dlatrlet. FOURTEEN YEARS OLD ; Tho south Twin Fulls tract is only now feeling its own proportions. H but 14 years old and much of it, espe dally in the west end. has been under water for two or three «casons. The wonders in production performed with 1 newly turned land, whose sun-kissed I nurfoce reflected only mtgebruah and *rcanewced >eur after year, has proved noStlndranee to n «rent Increase In the agricultural wealth of the county ac cording to the compiled returns for the past season. Because of the shipment of approx imately 600 cars of wheat from Buhl during the past year the reputation of heinK the largest wheat shipping point In Idaho has been transferred here from American Falls, which previously held that honor. Tiny exported from Buhl, much of w-hleli was taken from newly cultivated binds, amounted to little less than 1000 ears. This is In excess of the vast amount which wi excess of tho vast amount which was retained for horn- consumption for tho ' large herds of sheep and the many groups of purebred cattle which are. •oitt ere d 1 1 h rough out 'tî,^' weVt'endTf ! «hï tract tnroUBI ' oul the WCBt end or \ed and white Cover, alfalfa and, ÄnÄ °crop 8 *for "thé i fanners of the west end during th. | past season. Seventeen cars were ex ported for a return of approximately I half a million dollars. The record made with seed on small tracts have startled even the farmer himself, who diacovered that it was not unusual to harvest from 15 to. 24 bushels of first quality seed which sold as high as 43 cents a pound on the local murket. Approximately 100 cars of potatoes to the value of $610,000. besides supplying the home market, was not a feature of last year's production, but the cron helped to swell the grand total. Other items which testify to the foot that the irrigated land is well suited to di veraified farming whicli were shipped from Buhl durlng 1919 are nine car loads of beans. 45 cars of mill stuff, 2<K>0 tons of sugar beets, two cars of honey and 100 cars of miscellaneous products and by-products. Flour milled In Buhl was shinned during the past vear to the amount of approximately « 100 . 000 . ENJOY EXCELLENT YEAR The year was an excellent one for the several large and small orchards which thrive In the vicinity of Buhl. More than 40 carloads of choice ap ples were shipped to the eastern fruit buyers as fancy products. Approxi mately 80 cars were required to trans port the other fruits which were de manded by dealers who come here pmudy to contract the supply. Be canpe of the climate, abundance of huy andflne pastures the Buhl district of -------ual opportunities to the dairy fine dairy herds of both the t4Mrcb)np4 stands contribute re to the reputation of Idaho r etate. The Buhl « ftwe producta mppited by datrjrmaa right at home. Added to this is «Î0.5W pounds of buttsrfat which was shipped out tor other uses. COMMANDS ATTENTION No community in Idaho Is command ing the attention as is Buhl as a center for pure-blooded livestock. Its herds of Shorthorns, Herefords and well known strains are bringing the stand- j ard of the west end to a high degree. Pureblood In the sheep and hogs is ! also a matter of common interest rather than an exception. There Is perhups no city In the northwest which has received the fa- , vorabie amount of advertising as has 1 Buhl in recent years. The past year extended to Buhl an opportunity to I take a big step forward. It was ready to meet the occasion. As a result a business activity became apparent which has demonstrated that a real city Is in tho making where the former owners of the townslte had dreamed but a village would stand. INFLUX OF HOMESEEKERS The influx of new businessmen and homeseekers into Buhl during the past yenr has been in excess of accommo dations offered by tlie city. Expansion was carried on at a rapid pace, but it failed to meet the increased demands for home and merchant locatoln. The progressive citizenship therefore set themselves willingly and eagerly to work in an effort to Teply to the re quest. A glanco bitok through months of 1919 and a return to l)e eember contemplation finds that a mil- ' lion dollars worth of new buildings anti homes found their inception and com-|'i°o pletion during this period. Notable among the structures which have been completed recently are the new I. O. O. P. building, a structure of three «tories possessin*? «11 tho metro „„„ , chamber of Commerce. There will be polftan feature« of a large office and store room building, erected by th* lodge as a cost of $75,000; a new city hnll which cost $50,000, the entire sec ond floor of which will house the Buhl no finer quarter« in the northwest than wl n be offered In the completed and 'well-equipped club accommodations of this organization. Six two and three story office and apartment buildings accredited to the last three month« , )f the year, and h few less than 100 modern dwelling houses are among th many improvements of very recent date. Buhl «iso opened during the past year a new theater which is equal to any like structure in southern Idaho. There are few citie« which as a mu nicipality have taken stride« as has Buhl. A * system of water and installed during the tract for 68 blocks c men t t 15 ( ,f ........... .....,...... shows the tendency of the city dads rhlch tho forward omplete new e completed*! sewer mains was year and a co f bitulithic uav to dress tho town in fitting stylo. Clus tor lights in the early spring will bo installed to illuminate tho entire busl ness district. The city possesses modern fire fighting apparatus recent lv purchased at a cost of $15.000. \ $10 .000 street sprinkling and flushing motor apparatus also supplies a needed commodity. FINE SCHOOL SYSTEM The school system of Buhl is acknowledged to have no superior in the northwest. Its buildings are mod ern in every respect und the excellency of the teachers is a demand made by the authorities. . Contributing to Buhl are many fac tors which it is predicted will makoj — Buhl a city of 10,000 within the com -1 ing seven years. It is no longer ft( dream that the Short Lino railroad L'l will extend its operations beyond tills j~ point. It is nor. Idle fancy to assume that the great Bnineaii project will be initiated within a very brief pe riod. In reality developments across 1 --— the canyon, one of. which is the Idaho j ZSZ Farms Development company's 8000- | gjj acr* tract, Buhl will enjoy Immediate as benefit. j "— Buhl is fortunate as few other cities I can boast in having a caliber of poo- ! pie which is of the highest American j 15 In ' H H Ma of wll six S type. They are quick to anticipate the needs of their community f "'L expan^ M'io pZ upon the need« for the coming genera Initions. They have demonstrated that they are fit and qualified to handle a situation that is their« lo further and promote and not to handicap. In this connection it is of more than passing importance that attention be called to = the fact that a newly organized com pany of Buhl businessmen have pur chased all of the remaining original townslte property. Their plans in clude the paving, parking nnd mod ernizing of residence property nnd also tho construction of uttractlve homes for the new comer. Another addition of attractive possibilities which will be opened in early spring, completely paved, cluster lighter, with water and sewer mains is being fostered by out side capitalists. NOT ALL WORK The recreation of these busy people haw not Iwcn 1 °b*'!a ^n^the In ..... .. JL tire northwest, with an outdoor swim mine pool attracts hundreds of people jgg th« Wünth " A " = lucent to this park is an auto tourists,— § i »-J». »« Jj*' ' . V. , ,........ I? I l'nris athletic park, named after one of the city's most < voted and enthusiastic libosters for _ that is good, whose untiring work for the west end lias demanded his tempo rary retirement, is without an equal in jss the state. Its $5000 grandstand gazes' — upon a grass-covered hasehall diamond - and shelters modern clubhouse quar- — ters for the participants in sports. OWYHEE GETS FULL (Continued from Page 10.j least 200 new families will take up! their homes thé present year on land I they purchased at the state land sale. ; A bank with a paid-up capital stock ! of $25.000 and a cash surplus of $2600' will he opened for business about Feh. | 1. The town haH two large lumber is: yard» that are doing a flourishing business and both will build large new] plants this spring. A modern garage i and a large dance and amusement halll^s were built during the fall and several other buildings are already planned for j early spring. The year of 1920 prom ises to see Homedale forge ahead at a very rapid pace. It offers splendid op enings for nearl y aq lines of business. MUSEUM OF WAR INVENTIONS. The French government has decided to establish a museum of war Inven tions which were brought to the front during the great war and which were instrumental In winning the decision tor the aille*. It is sold that this tat naval iMtltuttona. I 1 I By M. P. BETTV Hilpert, Jan. 3.—The Minidoka pro thej.1eet in southern Idaho comprises an urea of 121.000 acres of land under wo ' 'er, and 110,000 acres actually under I cultivation. This supports > popula of 17.000 people, consisting of 2208 farms and six towns. The principal I Î?' wns , «»Port. Burl-y and Paul : « u P* rt has a growing Population of IMUTMIMCT Projeot By That Name Includes 121,000 Acres Under Water and 110,000 Actually Pro ducing Crops. IS BIG FARMING SECTION' Burley, Rupert and Buhl the ' Big Towns, All Showing Rec ord of Progress During Past Year. J], " d 'J/! 10 'f rm J, na , 1 °, f . »»»«-»"*>«£ 'cut-off In Uio Twin Falls-Buhl brandi Paul about 1000. The oth-r three town are Dcclo, .Asequla and Minidoka, llu- j pert I.« favorably located in about the! center of the project, and has superb ; railroad connections. It Is 15 miles from the main line point. Minidoka, j j „ ' .. . . , , .. on»b« p'illV lÏÏhî bV n q," " n ,Tj>a"i Palls-Buhl branch. well for grain production. All of this mitf-c west of Rupert on the Rupert» Biis? cut-off. With there facts before the reader, it can readily be «een that the city of Rupert iß more favorably located for permanent growth, inasmuch as railroad connec tion« arc concerned, than any other. town or city on the project. GREAT FARM SECTION. As a farming area, tho Minidoka ' 1 project ranks as one of the greatest j in crop production In the state, nnd of tho irrigated lands in the world. Tho roil is a. rich sandy loam, very suit ablo for raising alfalfa, sugar beets, potatoes and clover seed, and ranks ; last year produ ind, which was given reasonable ca - th' — last year produ iced an averftge yield of $100 per am e. J. \\\ Hoppe, who livi FH till rec mile; \ west of Rupert, was Ihr • forti imate ow :tor of one such ranch. Mr . Hoi ipe's ran ' h made n record yield of $127'.: »0 per ai me. and off of a farm or 64 sic res, hiK » •rop yielded him $8111. lie thre »shed 40 acres of clover «red, which ? Helded 1 I Va bushels per acre; 15 ncrcs i of whe nt produced 45 bushels In the aero, and ft acres of barley made ' H hush. 'Is per ui ere. (Mover seed proved H \ honiinza In this «Uctrfer. Forrest Ma rklaii id, living f four miles northeast of 17u pi ert. had 50 aères in alfalfa. wll lieh i [tverugod live tons per «ere; six acre s of con n avtrafccd 70 bushels. (Continued on Pace Twelve» GEO. W. SMITH. 'So You May Know" JOHN W. VEATCH. Smith-Veatch Realty Co. 1023 MAIN ST., BOI8E. GRAND HOTEL BUILDING. Irrigated Farms in Ada, Canyon Owyhee Counties ^dsaf^invlstment The oasis of the West crops never fail—the famous Arrowrock Dam is an insurance policy placed on your crop; a guar antee for ample water for irrigation. There is no better lands anywhere. Crops grow and you get results. 100 acres near Boise. All under cultivation und irrigation; nice level land, irrigates well ; 100 acres alfalfa. 25 acres blue grass. 25 acres in gruin. Brice $140 per acre, one-third down, balance long time. A sure and safe investment. 320 acres 11 miles from Boise. Freè water, fine large two-story house; till out build ings good: 120 acres under high stale of cultivation, balance pasture lanti; running water year around; a dandy stock proposi tion. near outside range. Price $20,000, .$5000 down, balance arranged to suit pur chaser. $0 acre« one mile north, one mile eust of Kuna, 17 miles from Boise. All under irri gation and cultivation; 78 acres of alfalfa; mighty good stand; government water. Price $17$ per acre, $3500 down, balance $ 1500 per year. 40 aorea near Boise on street car line, hard surf ace roud; well improved. Price $14,000, $7000 down, balance arranged to suit purchaser. 160 acres famous Eagle Bench. Highly im proved, close lo town and street car line; an ideal home; this ranch is a good pro ducer and has always made money; if you can't make it on this ranch you arc to blame. Price $300 per aore. 1640 acres near Boise. One of the most mod ern stock ranches in Idaho: nice buildings, miles of fences and cross-fences, running water, lots of alfalfa, thousuuds of acres of outside range; 2L4 million feet of tim ber on land. We can also furnish buyer 1000 or more acres adjoining this ranch. Write us for further details. 80 acres on car line, near Boise. New set of buildings, ull under cultivation und irriga tion; telephone, electric lights, deep well, evening paper delivered at your door; slreet ear line in front of house; clover, alfalfa, grain, blue grass pasture. Price $24,000, good terms. 33 acres on street cor line, near Boise, $200 per acre. 80 aorea on Bench, near Boise. $200 per acre. 40 aore« on street car line, near Meridian, Nice bungalow, good Outbuildings. $12,000, $5000 down, balance long time. 40 acre« near Meridian. $7000. All under cultivation and irrigation; government water; small set of buildings; nice level land. CANYON OOUNTY 100 aores near Nampa, Canyon county. 75 acres blue grass pasture, 25 acres alfalfa, 1-5 acres in clover, balance grain ULnd; good buildings, nice level land, near school. Price $200 per aore, $10,000 down, balance arranged. 40 aores near Wilder, Canyon county. Gov ernment water, house, barn, alfalfa, elover and g rain, fine sandy loam soil. Price $8000, Vz down, balance yearly payments. 40 aorea near Wilder, Canyon county, $7800, $3000 down, balance easy terms. 40 aore« Wilder, Canyon county. Four bootn 1 house, deep well, storage tauk, granary, [ ■ good barn and other improvements. Price ' $•000, $6000 cash, balance long time. 'If It's in Idaho See Us' Come to Southern Sunny Idaho—It's a Good Place to Live—We Know, We Live Here Ourselves. SMITH-VEATCH REALTY CO. in 1 : at- U. A .q.-sq *5: *•*.*; #ö*' «. .•** -* *> *>' ' Ä ■WMMMMIMNnilMMNMIMMMlBNIMM i it«' («. bfODBL 82 s *JWop»5««ÿi* [Four 0DEL84T pssxnbrt STEPHENS SALIENT SIX MODEL EIGHTY SERIES Custom Fashioned Bodies—Wheelbase of 122 Inches. Stephens Perfected Overhead — Valve Engine of 57 H. P. The now. smart fashionable Stephens Salient Six so harmoniously embodies the qualities of beauty, comfort, safety and reliability in one perfected unit that it affords the greatest service and satisfaction to its owners, whether purchased for work or pleasure. Stephens makers are the first to produce a complete lino of open models—entirely American—confined to the two, four and six-passenger bodies—which afford ideal seating capacity. Stephens owners enjoy the fullest measure of service and satisfaction in having the first passenger ear engine to burn all the gasoline and the lowest grades of gasoline without lessened performance. This is due to the Stephens perfected overhead valve engine—the most powerful per cubic inch of piston displacement the world has ever known, also the most economical. In the Stephens vaporizing wall and superheating chuuiber lie the main reason for the superiority of the Stephens Salient Six. This perfected engine is mounted in the chassis of finished mechanical excellence—scientifically constructed —with low hung weight perfectly balanced and a wheelbase of 122 inches. A chassis that runs so true and travels so swift and smooth each ride you take you come to call a road-flight. _ Only demonstration and inspection will reveal the numerous features of the new Stephens Salient Six, th« car that brings you a now motoring satisfaction, delight and service. Will make appointments for démonstra tion by phone. A. WALLING 12th and Main St. Distributor for Idaho. Boise, Idaho. Phono 161B.