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VOL. 29 LEWISTON. IDAHO. TUESDAY. MARCH 31. IMS TO HAVE MODEL FARM Idaho Will Have an Experiment Station Located at Twin Falls. BOISE, Man'll 20.—Idaho is to have a model farm whete farming will be engaged in by the general government, co-operating with the state. The gen eral plan was agreed upon in Salt Lake the first of the week, when State En gineer James Stephenson was called in consultation with Elwood Mead, chief of drainage and irrigation for the government reclamation department. The state engineer returned to Boise yesterday morning, well pleased with the result of his visit. The problem of how much water is actually required to grow and ripen certain crops has never been settled in this section. One farmer claims one figure and another a differet one. Neither has the most eco nomical way of using water been de cided, whether by flooding or by small ditches. In order to learn something reliable on what Mr. Mead calls the "Duty of Water," Important- experi ments are to be made. Through the co-operation of the Twin Falls Land and Irrigation com pany, a tract of 80 acres has been se cured and the company will furnish free all the water that may be desired. The farm will be divided into eight 10-aer fields, each field to be treated differently. Crops of all kinds will be grown, and all the different methods of applying water will be tested. Care ful measurements of the water used on each field will be made frequently so that at every stage of growth the amount of water used will be known. The result of this investigation, on ac count of the ca.e that will be given to the use of the water under all condi tions and to the keeping of the records by experts, it Is expected the knowl edge gained will be of great value to every resident of the arid belt. The reclamation department will fur nish the sed and will begin work on the "scientific farm" as soon as the water is available. It will probably be located near Twin Falls city on ac count of convenience for those en gaged in the work as well as for those who desire to visitt he farm during the Rummer. Government experts from the agricultural department are likely to be placed In charge of the agricultural features, but the measurements of wat er will be under Mr. Mead and the state engineer. Mr. Stephenson said he met G. I.. Swenson, district engineer for Utah in the reclamation service, and the gov ernment Bear river project was talked over. This project is a large one. but so many obstacles are found that it will take a long time to overcome them. Mr. Swenson, he found, was a most agreeable gentleman, disposed to take a reasonable view of matters with no desire to run counter to the wishes of the public. It was arranged with Mr. Mead for the government to furnish a man to make Investigations along the Malad and Wood rivers during the summer to obtain measurements of the flood wat ers. low water and general condition«. articles of incorporation Grangeville People Organize Buffalo Hump Property H<*IST. March 20.—Parma Telephone company, limited, of Parma. Idaho. Capital stock. $10.000. Par value each share. $25. Stock subscribed. $120, or one share each by C. C. Paine. S. G. Tuning. W. F. Howard. E. H. Brum* ba,k and F. E. Fisk, all of Parma. Houlder Lake Mlnng company. Cer tified copy of articles, which has also fieen filed j n Boise county. Twin Falls Townsite company of 8811 Lake. Certified copy of articles. Incorpora tors. 8. B. Milner. W. G. *' ller and E. B. Critchlow of Salt *te: M. B. DeLong of Milner. Ida., I- Kimberly of Chicago and F. H. uhi 0 f Sharon. Pa. Capital stock, ILO.OOO. Par value of each share. $1. ubsiribed. six shares. Austin Bros. Association of -ike. i ertified copy of articles. e <l in Fremont county. _E iffalo Hump Consolidated Gold innig company of Orangeville, Ida. upital Stock. $1.5000.000. Par value of h stock, $ 1 . Subscribed. five p 1>y Henry Murray, Frank M. J- 1 * M. J. Haynes, J. T. McDuffie and " trd M. Grijth, directors, all of Orangeville. * .^|* >U8ta Ineer Mining company of #4 " ho ° r Weiser. Capital stork. $500. Ut * >ar v *tlbe of each share. $1. subscribed as follows: Henry ' . n and W. H. Estey. 5.000 shares h . ; Oe orge A. Rahm. 100: N. D. Par ' C. E. Morley, 1.000. ! I | ! j I : I j j j J ! I I I j I I I : Salt Also ! 1 , ! ! I i I j GENESEE IS INTERESTED Will Furnish Stock for tho Snyder Cat tla Company GENESEE. March 17.—The News says: C. A. Snyder has been a busi ness visitor here this week from Lew iston. Mr. Snyder has acquired a large tract of land In the Anatone country which is very valuable for grazing and farming purposes. He has recently or ganized what is to be known as the Snyder Cattle company, the stock of which is held largely by himself. A limited number of outsiders will be taken In. A short time since George Follett visited the Snyder ranch with a view to taking stock in the concern and has since become a member of the company. Within a few weeks he will take some 200 head of cattle from his ranch east of town and combine them with the the company's cattle. Other Geneseeites may become inter ested in the concern. Mr. Synder in forms us that the damage done to trees and vines in the lower country this year is very great, and that the fruit crop will consequently be very light. JUMBO MINE CIOSEO DOWN Ship Wrong 1 Piece of Machinery to Hump Causes Vex atious Delay. ORANGEVILLE. March 20.—After a j number of reports that were predicated ! mostly on the probability of their be Ing so, the Jumbo power plant in the iHump was finally started to work Mon Iday. It is found to work like a charm. I The plant was practically ready for op eration several weeks ago. On putting it together, however, it was found that In lace of the proper main drive pul ley of 1,500 pound weight, a pulley three times that size and of the wrong diameter had been sent. The discrep | aney was not deteted until the plant I was almost ready. The offending piece of Iron had to be freighted back to civ ilization, and the right one ordered and brought n. The cost to the company was in the neighborhood of $300. be ! sides the delay of several weks. The Idaho Tea company is now run jntng under the management of Ned j Meyer and Bert Thomas. Mr. Meyer .expects to take the outside territory, I and push business in neighboring towns. Both men are experienced in the business, and will run the Institu tion in a business like way. Mr. Sul livan who has had charge of the busi : ness will go from here to Palouse, where he expects to locate. If things I are not to his liking in Palouse he will j go on to Spokane. j S. A. Moon of Florence and M. S. Mason of this city are being urged for the position of deputy game warden, jfor Idaho county. Roth are well quali fied for the work, having spent most of j their time in the mountains, the home !cf the large game the game laws are primarily designed to protect. Either J man would fill the place most efll ! eiently. I Mr. A1 Doull. who has been in the 'city for some time past, left the first I of the week for Spokane, with a num I her of samples of clay gathered near j the city. Mr. Doull is a practical I brick maker, and believes Grangeville is a first-class location for a modern I brick making plant. The clay samples I he has gathered to give an exhaustive : test for their brick-making qualities. When he decides which 1« b n st. Mr. Doull expects to lose no time in in stalling a modern brick yard. He be lieves it will be a patriotic as well as a profitable business to gixe the people of this section good brick at a reasonable price. OLD OFFICERS ELECTED Local Lodge of Elks Held Election Last Week At the meeting of Lewiston lodge No. 898 B. P. o. E. last Thursday night ! the regular annual election of officers was held and with one exception the old officers w eer re-elected. The fol 1 lowing are the officers for the nesulng year: Exalted Ruler. Chas. L. McDonald: , esteemed leading knight. Geo. H. Res ter: estemed loyal knight. S. D. White ; esteemed lecturing knight. R. S. Crow: secretary, Chav. W. Mount; treasurer, ! Jas. A spoils; Tilet, E. H. Clarke, in ! place of Wm. Dwyer, resigned. Trus I tee for five year term. Fred M. Hink i ley. The api>ointive officer named was I Van W. Hasbrouck, organist. Exalted Ruler C. L. McDonald wits elected to represent the local lodge at the next meeting of the grand lodge j to be held at Buffalo. District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler G. W. Temple was named as alternate delegate. Preparations are being made now for the installation ceremonies which are elaborate and lmp*essive. At the next meeting a number of candidates will be initiated into the order. SALT GOES JUMBLING Idaho Wool Growers Force Price Down and the Trust is Anfry. BOISE. March 20.—Salt for stock feeding purposes has taken a tumble during the past few days, the price'be ing reduced more than one-half. Prior to the first of March salt was selling at all points for $6.50 per ton, f. o. b. The railroad rate from Utah points to Boise was $9 per ton which made it cost $15.50 laid down In Boise. Through the efforts of the Idaho Wool Growers' association the railroad com pany reduced the rate to $8 per ton. making the cost $14.50 per ton. The reduction-in the price of salt was brought about through the action of the IdaJio Wool Growers' association in purchasing the Great Western salt plant on the Lucien cut-off 12 miles from Ogden. The association pur chased the plant on March 2, taking possession of the works a few days later. As soon as the association pur chased the Great Western plant the trust reduced the price to $3.50. As soon as the association came Into pos session of the plant it put the price down to $3. The trust came back with a cut to $2.50 which was promptly met by the association and the fight Is now on to the finish. The Great Western plant which the Idaho Wool Growers' association pur chased has an annual output of 20,000 the Idaho wool growers consuming 5,000 tons. Notwithstanding the trus is selling salt at the same price quoted by the Idaho Wool Growers' association the latter is having no trouble In dis posing of all of its surplus, dealers generally over the country welcoming a company that had the courage to op pose an octopus which was one of the many leeches sapping the life blood .out of one of the many growing industries in the west. The Great Western plant is to be further increased and will turn out all kinds of refined salt. An order hns just ben placed for $20,000 worth of new machinery for refining purposes, which it is expected will be installed within three months. As soon as this has been done the asosciatlon will be in a position to enter the general salt market. It was with some diffidence that the Idaho Wool Growers' association pur chased the salt plant to engage in the business, but it- felt that Its interests demanded it. The price which was being asked them was exhorbitant. and there was nothing else for it to do. Ii means a big saving to them. j : , I ' I VISIT OF LEWISTON BAND Program for Concert to be Given Thursday Evening ASOTIN. March 18.—The Sentinel says: Arrangements were completed this 'week whereby Prof. Pollard will bring his Lewiston bard to Asotin next Thursday evening. March 23, and give one of his superb concerts at Fryxell's opera house, which will close with a social dance. The entertain ment is to be given as a benefit for the Asotin band, which is to be reorgan ized soon, and the hall will surely be crowded. • The steamer Mountain Gem has been chartered for the occasion, and It is expected that fully one hun dred and fifty people will attend from Lewiston. The people of Asotin will have an opportunity to hear the hand render the march 'imnaha.'' a compo sition of Mrs. Anna Williams, of this city. This is the first time that our little city has ever been visited by such an excellent musical aggregation, and a genuine appreciation should be shown. During the time that Prof. Pollard has had charge of the Lewiston band he has so greatly improved it that it is the equal of anything in the northwest. The -following excellent program wll be rendered: PART I March—"Chicago Tribune" Cham bers. Waltz—"Junglierron Tange. Gungl. Selection—"Poet and Peasant." | Suppe. Cornet duet—"Swiss Boy," Bent i Jeuunm and Lotaen heiser. Overture—"The First Heart Throbs," Eilenberg. PART II March—"Imnaha." Ann B. Williams, j Selection—"Faust," Gounod. j March—"Kansas City Star." Liberatl. j 1 ocal number. | Medley, 1863." Calvin. i "Stir Spangled Banner." | Mrs. Anna Williams, J. R. Glover and L A. CloRuit compose the com mittee who have in charge the ar rangement of details. j LI8T OF 8ALES Reported by the Empire Land Co. for the Pact Week P. M. Harding to J. D. Guile, lot in McAlister addition, pricy $650. Chris Monroe to A. J. Stevens, two lots In Rlvervlew addition, price $476. Thomns Stevens of Melrose tc> Thom as Mann of Lewiston. 160 acres, price, $4.450, J. P. Carberg to William Kilde, lot in Clearwater addition, price $185. Mr. Smith to Silas Onell of Pullman, 160 acres, three miles south of Lewis ton. price ,$4.000. John Wadsworth to J. P. Carbery, lot in Rivervlew addition, price $125. John Wadsworth to W. I. Carson, lot n Rivervlew addition, price $150. New Rural Routes WASHINGTON, D. c', March 20.— Rural mall routes have been ordered established April 15 at Idaho Falls, Bingham county, route No. 2, popula tion 575, houses 115; atWeiser, Wosh ington county, route No. 2, population 440, houses 110. ST. PAUL ROAD JSJiOMING Will Start Work at Once and Come Over Lolo Pass Thence via Lewiston. PORTLAND, Ore., March 20— It la reported from Chamberlain, 8. D„ the present western terminus of the Chi cago, Milwaukee & St. Paul road, thet the order has been Issued from Presi dent Enrling to begin construction of 300 miles of pond toward the Pacific coast, and that a number of large gangs of graders will be at work with in a few days on the right of way, sur veys of which have been completed for some time. This move has ben dally expected since franchises were secured by the company for crossing the Missouri river at Chamberlain, as reported in the public press some weeks ago. The Milwaukee's action is said to result di rectly from the final decision given last week by the United States su preme court in the Northern Securities case. Up to that time the Rockefeller Interests, which are behind the Mil waukee »road, had hoped that the de cision would go to Harrlman, In which eventt he.v would be able to make an alignment with the Northern Pacific tn which the Milwaukee and Rurllnglon would share on terms of equality the Immense freight and passenger traffic that is expected to originate in the Pacific northwest territory in the next decade. But the decision has placed the entire north-west country in the hands of Hill and the Great Northern and its associated roads now absolute ly control the situation. While it has long been'the intention of those in control of the Milwaukee to build to oPrtland and the sound, plans might have laid in abeyance some years more had the merger de cision been different. No time is to be lost by President Earling in reaching the Pacific. His arrangements are much further along than most people would have believed. He has been working several years to perfect arrangements for this piove. The route is already practically Ret ried upon for the entire distance, and it contemplates Portland for the Pa cific coast terminal for the main line. The sound will be an important factor, and branch lines will tap Tacoma. Se attle and Bellingham. It is said the northerly terminal, and one of the most important from a freight consideration, will be at Bellingham. A. W. Mc Kenna, assistant to President Earling. who was in oPrtland recently, also \ isited the sound cities, and made a careful examination of Rellingham with a view to terminal facilities. It iR sad he was very favorably mpressed there. The route of the Milwaukee from Chamberlain will be via the Black Hills to which point the road will he com pleted this year. From there It will fiush on to Butte, and from that point it will seek the shortest possible way through the mountains to the valley of the Snake river. This route will un doubtedly be through the Ixilo pa hr and down to the north fork of the Clearwater, thence on a water grade following the Snake and Columbia riv ers to Portland. From Butte a line may also be run through the practically unexplored section of Idaho to Boise. :_____ Weisar Route to Warrants Now Open WEISER, March 16—A dispatch from Council says the wagon road from Council, the terminus of the Pacific & Idaho Northern railway, to Meadows is now oi>eq to wheeled vehicles, and horses are being taken over the road from Meadows to Warren daily. The road into Long Valley is also in good condition for travel. I. F. GHUIEItS WANTSPARDON Idaho County Convict Alleges that He was Railroaded to the "Pen." BOISE, March $0.—A new applica tlon for pardon haa been filed. It la from Robert F. Childers, who was sent to the penitentiary for four year* and six months, from Idaho county, for horse stealing and who haa served two years. He enters a vehement protes tation of innocence and charges 'a con spiracy to railroad him to the pen. The horses In question, he avers, were turned over to him by Arthur Davis who had asked him to take them to Baker City. »He was enroute to that place when he was arrested. The com plaint was sworn to by Hugh Fulton, formerly of Boise, who, Childers al leges, took an unexplainable interest In the matter and "hounded him." In this statement Childers says: "At my preliminary examination 1 had Davis and his woman subpoenaed, expecting them to tell the truth about the owner ship of the stock. They denied any ownership and denied even having turned the stock over to em. This left me without defense and the only men to my knowledge who knew I was detained at Secesh Meadows (ap parently an Important factor in the de fense) were Messrs. Glllignn and Con roy. At the time of the trial I was without money and without friends and It was impossible for me to find either of these witnesses. Says Fulton Saw tha Judge ''I had conversation with the prose cuting attorney and he advised me to plead guilty and that I would only get one year, and I am satisfied that the prosecuting attorney so recommended to Judge Steele, but I 8m Informed that this Hugh Fulton went to Judge Steele and made an exaggerated and perverted statement of the facts of the case to him." Continuing he states that his Idea of the motive for "this persecution" wh* knowledge on his part of facts con cerning that post life of a certain mar ried woman, whom he names, and he declares that Davis and ''Ills woman," who were friends of the woman re ferred to, "formed a conspiracy to get me out of the way, using Hugh Fulton as a tool." Continuing he says: "I have since endejivored to get a state ment from both Conroy and Gilllgan but have been unable to find them hav ing no means, and even what little I managed to make In the penltetiary I send to my mother who for years has been dependent upon me for support." Childers' application Is fortified by a voluminously signed petiton from Idaho county ami a specal plea for clemency from the county attorney. There Is also a statement, signed by Rudolph Wet ter. to the effect that Wetter had heard the Davis woman tell her husband that she could send him (Davis) to the pen for the theft for which Childers Is im mured. Water Right Applications Many Filings Made With State En gineer at Boise BOISE. March 20—The following ap plications for water rights have been filed with the state engineer: Charles R. Clark. Georgetown. Bear lake county, ofr 4.s second feet of the waters of Hays Springs, for Irrigation purposes. Charles 1-, Garner. Camas, Fremont county, for 3.2 second feet of waters of High Water slough, for Irrigation pur poses. Frank Staveley, Trinity, Elmore county, for one second foot of the wa ters of trbutary of Fall creek, for Ir rigation purposes. Nora Llnihan, Dreana, for 1.6 second feet of the waters of Bates creek, for rlg&tlon purposes. F. Eugene Gray, Darlington. Blaine county, for one second foot of the wa ters of Big Spring and I-eft Hand spring, for Irrigation purposes. P. O. Brown of Clara, Kootenai county, for 3.2 second feet of the waters of Tumbledown creek, for irrigation purposes. J. C. Clay, et al., of Meadows, for feet of the waters creek, for irrigation put of seven second Round Valley I »oses. William G. Cole and William T. Fow ler of Cone. Bannyck county, for thre< second feet of the waters of Gibbs springs, for irrigation purposes. Thomas L. Gunnell, of Alexander. Bannock county, for .5 second feet the waters of Shepherd springs, for rlgation purposes. G. S. Lesher and Fred M. Brown Murray, for one second foot of waters of Botson creek, for domestic purposes. Same parties of Murray, for one sec ond foot of waters of west fork o Granite creek, for domestic purposes. Railway Extenaiwi (Boise Stateaasaa.) There is a belief In i cles that the decision Of the court In the Harriman-Hill aast sfli precipitate an era of railway axtsaaHaai In the northwest. The decision Ssaaase Mr. Hill and his associates In slisopdan control of the Northern Pantile. tBa Great Northern and the Burlington, it. is held Hill will at once seek entrons*" Into the Harrlman territory along Columbia" nd that Ptanimaa w ter by reaching out'into the of the Hill roods' In-the state of Ington. Some go aa far aa to that the proposed Clearwater cut-olC. tor the Northern PaciSe will ba butlL There are those who depre ca te rail way expansion, but tt would be untor— tunate for the interests of the north- west if conditions should be per mu nently established under Which auafe expansion would cease. This country needs railways; it can not develop au K should without them, and anything thug will contribute to the construction ag" additional lines will be welcomed by the people. APPOINTMENTS ARE MADE Blackfoot and Boise People WH Select Northern losane Asylum Site. BOISE, March 20.—Governor Good ing, Secretary of State Gibson an« Treasurer Coffin met last Friday an« selected Judge J. H. Beatty and W. BL Pierce of this city to act with them a« members of the capitol building com mission. The state officers were mad* members of the commission In the bulldlng bill. In the selecton of thtt other two members the desire was uni versal to recognize Judge Beatty, «h» had taken a live interest In the meas ure. As it was also desired to makes the board, insofar os the non-official) members were concerned, non-partisan« it was agred to name a democrat Mr.. Pierce's democracy was declared to ba* slmon pure and. moreover, his experi ence in auch matters and his activity in. all affairs of public moment argue« strongly for his appointment. The commission will hold a meet I rue shortly after Governor Gooding re turns to the city. Now that the ques tion of Rite hns been disposed of th* work of securing plnnR and dl*kHMlmr of all other preliminaries will be con summated as rapidly us sound Judge ment will permit. It Is the desire a« the commission to have work on th* new state house begun at the earliest possible moment. Appointed by the Governor Governor Gooding made the follow ing appointments: State dental board—Samuel A. Mul key, Halley; E. !.. Buns, Boise. To select site for insane asylum fa North Idaho—J. AT. Givens, superin tendent of the Blackfoot asylum, and" James Stephenson. Jr.. M. B. Gw Inn. and Joseph Pence of Boise. Senator John Lamb of Silver Citjr was appointed a member of the boar« of trustees of the Albion normal school In place of Mrs. S. D. Boone, who de clined the appointment. Th* April Smart S«t In the novelette which opens til April Srpart Set, Grace MacGowa Cooke has struck an entirely new not In fiction. It is a story of the west, s saturated with the atmosphere of tha Part of our countr" and so phot graphic in It« depiiilon of ranch III that It will take hick rank among tfi bestt ales of that class; yet it Is moi a character study that "The Re.<j Headed Woman" will win praise. Tt heroine is the most original, the mot human, the most refreshing womn for a long time has stepped from printed page. There is no reader wh will not he fascinated hy her vaguru and interested in her remarkab career. The short stories in this number cox er a w ide field. First of all. there Is wonderfully graphic tale by a ne writer. Julia Lawrence Shafter. whit she has called "A Realist." In it. wll consummate art, she analyzes the ir trlcate character of a forlorn crimim who has become a subject of intere for a novelist In search of "copy." Th story alone would make any tnagazii worth while, but. there are other exce lent tales, notably hy William I I-ighton. who tells how a dead I'm was resurrected in "The Shadow .if Shadow: by Mrs. Henry Dudene " ho writes a powerful English story < 1838 in "The Swift Ships;" by Arthi Stringer, who goes tn the Canadis frontier for the stene of "In the Dm of the Goddess by Guy Rolton. who« wit sparkles in "The Sign-Painter;" 1 Inez Haynes Giilntore, who contribute a delightful love story. "The Gods Hunger." and by H. G. Dwight, w! writes a charming story entitled "Si sannah and the Eider."