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Cong üalky Advocate.
Published at the Beautiful Payette Lakes, the Grandest Summer Resort in Idaho LARDO, BOISE COUNTY, IDAHO, THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 1905. NUMBER 24. VOLUME I. CRAWFORD D N . HIGGINS. Local Editor. Crawford, April 2, 1905. was the com "Climb the fence!" m and that greeted the ears of a lady who was quietly walking along , he ' road near Crawford. Raising she looked into the muzzle Did she scream she was not her eyes of a six-shooter, and faint? Oh, [that kind. Shifting her gaze from the gun, she saw that she was con fronted by a fierce looking man no mounted upon a large roan horse. [Fixing the man with her eye and finger at his leveling a warning |head, she proceeded to deliver a the evil of his ways. lecture upon jThis was more than the bold high could stand, and hastily wayman muttering an apology he put spurs to his ho v se and was soon lost to view in the distance. Upon inves tigation, your correspondent has learned that one of our promising [young ranchers to while away the ■long winter evenings became inter jested in reading of the daring deeds joi Dick Turpin, Black Bart, and [other notable bad men of the past. iThis convinced him that the life of la Long valley rancher was a hard lone, and particularly so of a bach lelor rancher, so he determined to ■turn highwayman and take life ■ easy, and perhaps clean up enough I to enable him to take in the fair ,at Portland. (cured him. As the would-be bad His first venture Of all the man tersely puts it; hard luck that ever befel an ama jkur highwayman, mine was the jhardest. That I should run up against a preacher's wife in my ver y first venture took all the nerve pat of me." In a recent interview, W. A. Bean, our enterprising young mnehers, said that he is more than e ' er convinced that ranching in one of I^ng valley is the proper thing ai d he proposes to stick to it. He al?0 Sa ld that he was quite confid en I that cattle would bring good Pnces this season, if so he proposes £°' n g to the Lewis and Clark Position at Portland. ex D. Delano has returned to his fanc h i n Scott valley. Mr. Delano Bpent th e winter in the Black Hor net rrn mining district where he has done considerable development properties. °n his He feels sure he shuck it rich this time. Yesterday was All Fools day and the boys did not forget it. Your correspondent got it, and got it hard—well, no matter how. Chas. Henry came up from the river camp near Smith's Ferry and spent a night at Crawford last week. WARREN ROAD Squaw Meadows, March 27. Bailey Dustin, wife and four children, were caught in the recent storm on the 17th and remained at Hendricks station until the 27th, w hen they continued their journey the Blackwell station. Charles Haney, wife and child, also caught in the storm, continued their jour ney this morning. John Brooks, of Salt Lake City, a mining engineer recently employ ed by a Kansas City mining com pany went on to AVarren today. Mr. Brooks will make the necessary mill repairs and work will progress on the Mayflower mine. Owing to the wet condition of the snow that recently fell on Se cesh summit, it has packed to depth of 2 feet, making the total depth of old and new snow 5 1-2 feet Mrs. R. A. Hendricks, who has been spending the winter in Boise, has arrived at Meadows and is ex a pected home at Squaw meadows The snow storm that commenced the 16th inst. still continues, but not so heavy today and signs of clearing up. soon on roseberry IRENE BLANKINSHIP. Local Editor. Roseberry, April 3, 1905. Andrew Campbell met with a accident today whereby he lost one sad He has gone to Van have the injured hand of his fingers. Wyck to properly treated. Wm. Boydstun and Eph Culpep per arrived here this evening from Lardo on business. R. H. Paris is home from Boise, badly hurt while on the He got road home. Parks of Van Wyck is carrying the mail to Lardo. now. L. S. Kimball of Van Wyck came the stage this evening. was in Roseberry Robert in on E. Culpepper business last week. Mrs. A. L. Rowland of Boulder creek is seriously ill on moved to the lake D. Prettyman this morning. CENTER C. L. HAMMOND. Local Editor. Center, March 31, 1905. Kagely Scott and another young man have returned from Boise val ley, where they spent part of the winter. We have about 8 inches of new snow which stops plowing a while. Miss Grace Keeney has gone down to Van Wyck to work in the hotel. A fair price is being paid for plowing, $3 per acre. BEAVER MEADOWS Van Wyck, April 2, 1905. John McMurren has returned from the Thunder Mountain dis trict, where he has been freighting for the Sunnyside mine. He re ports three feet of new snow, also of B. L. Ward's a narrow escape freight outfit from sliding down the side of Riordan mountain, however they are not going to give up haul ing the machinery to its destination. L. S. Kimball of Van Wyck is the behind the district telephone man project. He generally makes things go. August Stunz and two daughters, the Misses Bertha and Gretchen, went to Van Wyck Saturday. Frank McMurren is working at Fred Rutledge's livery barn at Van Wyck. School begins here April 3rd. OLA Ola, March 30, 1905. Sheep are being moved toward the mountains. Jack Bruse and Dave Dickson have brought their sheep to this valley for the lambing , and Willie Peron and oth the road coming this way. season ers is on Wm. Barber of Emmett came last night and he reports the roads in very bad shape. Lee Roberts of Roseberry has in returned from Missouri, where he spent the winter with relatives. He is the guest of Geo. Peron here for few days. Mr. Roberts says there is a good many people around his old home that want to sell out and to Idaho, among others his a come father. The mail from Ola to Sweet anc to the river has to be carried on horseback on account of bad roads, and farming has come to a stand still on account of the weather. We are having winter weather again and fears are entertained for the fruit crop, as the peach and apple trees bloomed during the warm spell of weather we had. Mrs. Holbrook is still in Boise. John Holbrook received a telephone message today that she is no better. SMITHS FERRY. Smith's Ferry, March 29,1906. The crusher for the Belle of Thunder Mountain mining com pany, which passed here about two weeks ago, was at Riordan creek 18 miles this side of Roosevelt when last heard of. The crusher weighs about 7000 pounds all in one piece and is a difficult load to haul on account of condition of roads. The new saw mill for G. M. Snow of Knox passed the ferry a few days ago. Mr. Snow is also going mill this to put up a quartz great deal of the machinery nier, is now in Emmett. F. A. Noland of Van Wyck pass ed the ferry Tuesday night enroutc to Sweet, having got word that his father at that place was very ill. Winter is again with us, weather has been stormy for past 14 days and in the last 36 hours snow has fallen to a depth of 10 inches. Roads are very bad for heavy loads, so soft and muddy that wheels must be used and ground will not bear up heavy loads. ALPHA Alpha, April 1, 1905. The ranchers of this end of the valley are waking up to the fact that it is profitable to raise oats, and a very large acreage is going to be sown this spring. The Snow freight outfit passed through here last Wednesdav with two ten-horse loads of the saw mill machinery that they are putting in Johnson creek. B. F. Cushing, an old miner and on prospecter of Pearl, passed through here Thursday enroute to Thunder Mountain. Lafe Cantrall and Oscar PinKs ton of Fern attended the Odd Fel lows lodge here Saturday night. John Atkins was visiting friends in Round valley last Saturday and Sunday. We are enjoying beautiful spring weather again after the recent snow storm. Mrs. Laurence Herrick was vis iting friends in Round valley last week.