MERIDIAN, ADA COUNTY, IDAHO.
Vol.I MK X.
FRIDAY. DKf EMBER «. IOIN.
SIX CARS OF SWEET
SIX ( ARM OF EXTRACTED HON
EY GO FROM MERIDIAN TO
Karl Blddlek, ('has. Cairns and Har
ry Turner will ship out the laat car
of extracted honey for the season
this week. E. V. Atwater and G. A
Roger have already shipped their sea
Altogether thçre were six cars of
30,OhO pounds tt the car, shipped out
or a total of 180,000 pounds of
swetness. The quality is extra good
and known as Meridian alfalfa white
extracted honey. A price of 22^fec a
pound fob Meridian was secured.
The honey went to Spokane and
Iowa points where it will will be
handled by wholesulers. It is in five
gallon cans, but will be strained and
bottled into the small size by the job
bers, for use in the retail trade. The
product will then be distributed to
all parts of the Halted States.
The sale of comb honey is limited
these days, and as a result the busi
ness is going into the hands of the
larger apairies, and most of the
honey producers around Meridian
have'a hundred or more stands, and
are in the business in a big way. The
smaller producer is hampered by
lack of time to give the bees and
hivgs proper attention, and many
have given up the buisenss as they
did not wish to go into it extensively.
Now the bee men of the Meridian
section can be counted on the fingers
of the two hands, and these men are
in the bee industry for all there is
it. They handle only the strained
honey, in wholesale lots.
THE FLU HAS FLOWN !
TAKE IT FROM 18 —THE BAX 18
8VRKLY LIFTED THIS TIME.
There are no influenza cases now
in Meridian, with one or two except
ions, and the doctors and others in
authority have agreed that all public
'•laces may open beginning with this
Saturday night. Public schools will
fThis is about the 'steenth time the
Times has made this solemn an
nouncement, bit we now prom
ise that if the opening is delayed this
time we will make no further com
Farmers Here To-Day
FARMERS HILL PLAN FOR 1918
AT WINTER MEETINGS
Metings of the Ada county farm
bureau will be held at the following
places at the dates designated, for
the purpose of discussing plans for
work for 1919 and reorganization.
Specialists from the extension
partaient of the University of Idaho
will be present and a good program
is assured. The meetings have been
held ajl this week and the dates for
the last of the meetings are as fol
Onwiier and Ten Mile Heights. Fri
day, Dec. 7th. . »
Franklin and Meridian. Friday.Dec.,
Star and New Hope. Dec. 9th.
Mora and Kuna Dec. 10th.
Blue Valley and Remington. Dec.
Linder and Upper Fairvlew, Dec.
Holcom and White Cross. Friday,
In a recent letter from Lorrin Cald
well he described his trip from Hob
oken, N. Y., to Newport News, Va.,
via a transport.He said "It was a most
tiresome and crowded trip as we'bojrs
did not have off our clothes for 86
hours." Lorrin is In the 12th infantry
and stationed at Camp Stewar'.a mile
and a half from Newport News and
is in the medical department, with
gootj quarters. Following is the menu
Uncle Sap* provided for hi» la»'» on
Thanksgiving day:Oyster soup, sweet
pickles, celery and olives, roast tur
key, cranberry sauce, roast sweet po
tatoes. browu gravy aud dressing, or
anges, apples, bananas, coffee, nuts
and mince pie.
Rt. Rev. Bishop J. B. Funsten, head
of the Idaho diocese of the Protest
ant Episcopal church, died this
week at Boise.He had been a resident
of Idaho for nearly 20 years. He had
four sons and one daughter In the
service of Uncle Sara, and none were
able to reach Boise in dime for the
funeral Wednesday. »
Misses Nancy and Agnes Robert
son of Boise were Teceut guests of
thair brother here J. D Robertson
H. L. Randall Nominated
DAN HA RK RR TO LEAVE NAMPA
A MERIDIAN .»IRWTORATK
After a continuous service as direc
tor for a terra of 14 years, Dan Bar
ker has asked to be relieved from his
duties with the Nampa tt Meridian
Irrigation district at the close of this
term, with the end of the year.
H. A. Partridge of Nampa, and
Dan Barker and A. R. Stalker of Mer
idian, comprised the first board of
d'rectors when the district was or
ganized. March 9, 1904. Mr. Barker
was assigned tho duties of manager
which he has conducted ever since,
with care and with ability. The old
rights of the districts joining repre
sented an acreage of 25,454 and the
government 37,559 acres. The fur
nishing and distribution of water to
this big acreage has been in the
hands of the directors of the Nampa
Meridian district, with Mr. Barker
distribution manager. To him all
complaints of too-much water or not
enough water have been made, but
he said up until this year most of the
complaints have been for more water
and this year, with a surplus, there
seen the value of the drainage sys
The government drainage system,
now in successful operation in the
district, has been advocated and
helped in its consummation by Mr.
Barker, and he says there is now
abundant proof of its value.
There have been but few changes
on the board of directors in the 14
years. Mr. Partridge was succeeded
by Ed Dewey, for the Nampa division
Mr. Stalker after eight years of good
service was succeeded by H. B. Car
penter, and Frank Rosenlof was sel
ected upon the death of Mr. Car
The board has had but three clerks
during the time— G. F. Hammell,
Geo. H. Moore, and the present clerk
The treasurers have been Jno. D.
Bloomfield. E. C.'pfaffle. J. A. Giv
ens, T. L. Burkland, and the present
treasurer Miss Esther Swarm.
Dan Barker will not be a candidate
at the annual election to be held next
division No. 1 at the Perkins hall
last week and H. L-. Randall was
nominated, with the understanding
that Mr. Barker would not accent the
place again. It there is no other nom
ination Mr. Randall will probably
be the only candidate to succeed Mr.
Mr. Randall lives in the east end
of the district, near Boise, and is
reported to be a man well qualified
for the position.
A primary was held in
CHANGE IN OREGON SHORT
LINE AGENT AT MERIDIAN
E. Bishop, from Illinois, assumed
his duties as the Oregon Shpft Link
agent at Meridian yesterday morn
ing, taking th$ Place of O. J .Morton,
who has been the efficient agent for
four and one-half years, taking the
position here in 1914.
Mr. Morton voluntarily resigns
from the service of the company, and
will go into private business. He
says he has no present intention of
leaving Meridian. W'e hope that the
change will not mean that Mr. Mor
ton will go away, as he is a good cit
izen, and has many friends in Mer
idian and vicinity.
CLOVER SEED BRINGS MONEY
TO MERIDIAN FARMERS
H. G. Rogers a buyer for the Port
land Seed Co., says he will purchase
about 200,000 pounds of red clover
seed in the vicinity of Meridian.
He is paying about 35c & pound and
will thus distribute more than seven
ty thousand dollars In this viclnity.A
lot has come from t&e Herbert Letup
ranch raised by Joe Sears, north
west of Meridian. Qne load 'of 3923
pounds last week represented a yaldk
of 31373-70. uuq was one of the most
valuable loads ever hauled to town.Of
course there is expense connected
with the marketing of any product
this year, as- for instance the common
sacks cost 75c apiece.
Other big growers of clover seed
this year are: J. F. McFarland, Wal
ter Evans, and C. F. Kooken.
George Garrett and Lester Lewis
have also raised a big acreage. From
-seven acres of red clover Mr.. Garrett
threshed out seed which he sold for
31900. From IS acres Mr. Lewis sec
ured a crop of 123 bushels for which
he received $2656.80, and from 32
acres Mr. Evans secured a -crop of
199 bushels of seed which he sold
There's money in clover seed this
EDITORIAL MENT 10H.
If the kaiser eat» dinner In Parla
now it will be through an iron grat
however, that the wife musl be bis
XVe have apparently got rid of the
flu but at last reports the kaiser had
not been disposed of.
It will take at least a year to set
up a real bolsheviki government in
germany—as yon cant grow an offi
cia crop of whiskers in less time than
Now that the flu Is over and all
restrictions removed, a Meridian man
may kiss the wife good bye when he
leaves for work—without danger of
any kind. It is especially stipulated.
INTERI RBAN TIME TABLE
BOISE VALLEY TRACTION COMPANY
Leave Boise for Nampa and Caldwell, via Meridian.
6:30, 8:00, 10:00. 12:60. A. M.
2:00, 4:00, 5:00, 6:00, 8:00, 10:00. »11:00 P. M.
•To Nampa Only.
Cars Pass Meridian for Boise:—
6:50, 7:45, 9:12, 11:12 A. M.
1:12. 3:12, 5:12, 6:12, 7:12, 9:12, 11:12 P. M.
Cars Pass Meridian for Nampa and Caidwell:—
7:05, 8:35, 10:35 A. M
12:35, 2:35, 4:35, 6:35, 6:35, 8:3',, 10:35, *11:35 P.M.
•To Nampa Only.
McDermott Stub Leaves Onwilar for McDermott:—
7:52 am, 10:31 am, 5:32 pm, and arrives at McDermott at
8:05 am, 10:44 am, and 5:45 pm.
Leave McDermott for Onwiier:—
8:05 am, 10:55 am, 5:55pm and arrive at Onwiier at 8:18 am
11:08 am, and 6:08 pyn.
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A gorgeous musical spectacle, with
a military atmosphere, entitled "My
8oldier Girl" will tie the attraction
at the Finney theatre. Boise, this
Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Dec.
6th, 7th and 8th.
The story tells of Dixie Harrison, a
ward .of Co!. Stone, an inventor of
flying machines, who lives in Miami.
Florida. The aviation corps
prominent part tu the big
extravaganza, and en aerial flight
takes place as the curtain descends.
A delightful love story runs through
the piece. The last act is a military
tableau. Somewhere in France '*
There is an excellent cast, including
Billy Moore. Mae Morris, James Ca
ber, Leona Stater, Charles Gccr^e
and many others, including a won
Jderfully clever chorus.
7 / SößcOd :
You cannot get the ffii
value of fuel from a poor or
worn-out stove . -
We handle a line of high
grade heaters that insure fuel
economy, and any one of them
will be an ornament to your
home . ^
You look at them bèfpr&you
buy, and back of them^j$
guaranty of quality .
Place your order«, now for COAL, either lump or stove size. He can
Vickers-Sims Hdw. Co.
GO TO RIFE & ROBERTSON'S FOR
A nice line of tablets, inks,
pens, pencils, etc.
Fine SIM ol Groceries
We don't keep groceries—we sell them.
Bring us your Butter
In each package of goodies, that went
on the Christina.-« ship was a thought
from the folks at home to tell the
hoy» that proud and loving heart»
await their return.
Far from the firing line, honor and
joy are with u
the laurel» for our [>ait iu Victory
lieUmg to '"iVrshiug's Boys"
tl-.e boys on the "Bridge of Ships."
But let us not lorget that continued
saving of loith food and money is
necessary and that we still hate
many opjMwrt unities for fun lier serv
ing Country and humanity.
Buy War Savings Stamp» — NOW :
We have them for sale.
-Hough tor all: but
The Meridian State Bank
STATE AND COL NTY DEPOSITORY*
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