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U No. 2. JEROME. IDAHO. MARCH 16. 1911 Vol. I. $2.00 Per Year ThH FARMERS' ASSOCIATION. An Organization Made Up of the Far mers of the North Side Track. Its Aims and Objects. As organization is the keynote of success in all branches of industry, it is only in the past few years, however, that the farmers have found the need of a centralized or ganization to combat the trusts ami combinations in other lines, and as a result, farmers throughout all sections of the United States are forming associations for mutual benefit. It was not long after the opening of the tract here that the need of such an organization among the farmers became evident, as, in or der to ship the products success fully, it was necessary to follow a uniform plan in the selection of seeds, etc., instead of each individ ual planting a different variety. Several meetings of the farmers were held, which were addressed by Alex. Mcl'herson, agriculturist for the Twin Falls North Side Land A - Water To., Major Fred 1L Iteed, Hon. K. H. drub and other noted men, who urged the organization and pointed out the various ls-ue lits to l»c derived from the same. Accordingly, in SepteinlsT, lllOlf, perfected to an organization was U- known as the Twin Falls North Side Canal Users' Association, and the same was incorporated in Octo l»-r of the same year with tin- fol lowing officers: President, H K. Barrett, Wen Jell. Vice Pres't, A. F. Bruner, J*-r mm-. Sec'y and Treas, .1. M. Hale, -1er mm-. Messrs. Burn-tl and Bruner still A. T. Aiken of retain their offices, Wendell éueceedilig Mr. Hale as secretary and (î. IL Hogshire «f Jerome lacing chosen as treasurer, it at once became evident that the field was ti»i large to Is- hand led satisfactory by oiicorgauizatioii, so it was divided into three branches, to I»- known as Jerome, Wendell, and Shoestring branch. The prime objects of these organ izations were for mutual protection and to U tter the condition of the mcmU-rs along educational lines as to farming under relates tin- irrigation system, and also the t ransportat i< m quest ion. These meetings at once U-came interesting and instructive, and we it are pleased to state have so contin ued until the present time, new memls-rs being added weekly until rgiinization uuiiiImts over now tin- o , r gXl memls-rs, divided alsnitas fid members 2-VI Jerome, lows: Wendell, 2Ô0 memls-rs; the Shoe string district, ÔÜ mcml»-rs. Another very interesting problem that bus recently confronted tin- or ganization, is the turning over of the canal system to Uti lité Twin Falls North Side Water lies tin- question •ttiers by ■ Co., and herein that is the most vital of any to every settler oil the tract In accordance vv ith the contra, •t between tin- company and the stall the canal system is turned over the settlers after Is-ing complete« and all lit«- laud Is-ing sold, and in to accept ing I In- system it portant that lia- plans and s|s-eili eations should Is- gone over care fully and an ins|s-etion of tin- -ys leui tlHiroUghly made, in order that act intelligently is very mi tin- settlers may It would I»- utterly im|a«ssible f • individiiid to a.anpli or li any om Ibis, so it In." Uvonn- im(a-rative -ialion to make Ibis ii|--n (be ii-sii inve-t igat ion, which tlcv in mm True, it is meiimls-nl iijs.ii doing Ile- «tat.- to perform lid* laf««r, l»it I fie history of some irngal»»! pro imsutisfaelory that lie jecl« i" "O ossaa-intioii pn-fernsl to rely upon their own resource-, and lime will. jii-tify He-ni m Ho we le-lieve. step. W« (.»J that Hie association sleiuld I« -uj , • ' on the tract, and while perhaps their actions may I»- criticised by some, it should he the duty of every fanner to Is-come a member of the organization and assist in framing its policy instead of standing hack and criticising those who, as they feel, are laboring for the hest iutcr Attend some of the ests of all. meetings and learn what is Is-ing done, instead of forming your opin ion from the reports of disinterested parties. ALL UOOH ONES. ICx-fiov. Brady is quoted as sug gesting the following reforms which he would have added to the Carey act : "Providing that irrigation com panies file with the state a 20 jx-r cent instead of a live percent l»md. That all literature issued hy the promoting companies on Idaho Carey act projects Is- first inspected hy the state laud hoard and other officials of many duties. That laws In- enacted giving the state land hoard full power over constructing companies and author izing the state engineer to inspect the works or stop work. That funds raised from projects I»- so restricted as to Is- audited by the state auditor or some other offi cial« and that every precaution lie taken to protect the settler. That a law he enacted hy which it is possible for the state to take over incomplete Carey act projects and finish them so that settler-' in terests an- not jeopardized." We would add another clause providing that a certain acreage of sage brush should lie removed each year. As it now stands, the actual settler go«— ahead and clears his land at considerable cx|»«-iisc, tints increasing tin- value of adjoining laud, which is possibly held by a dreign spi-culator, who makes no •ffort to remove the brush, leaving it a rendezvous for rabbits, which feed on his neighUtr's crops. The suggestions of the e\-( iov., however, are practical and had they t »•**11 enacted into the original hill, thousands heen saved to settlers on Carey act ands in the west. 1 dollars would have .f I Tin- county attorney of Lincoln county has U-cn instructed by the IsMird of county commissioners to proceed to collect the sum of $HH:$2.70 from the Twin Falls North Side Land and Water Uo.. which amount, it is alleged, is due tin- county for the recording of water contracts. As we understand the matter, tin* old Uuird of com missioners entered into a contract with tin- Co. to record these con tracts at a price less than is pre scribed by law, which contract is now held unlawful, the amount claimed U-ing the balance due the county, at tin- rate« preserilied by law. Tin- outcome will be watched with interest by all. Several gissl roads bills were passed by tin- recent legislature und have lieen sigln-d by tile governor. The county commissioners are cm I towered to impose a (sill tax not to exceed g I .HO. which must Is- paid in cash. It is also made the duly of the eoniniissioners to a|i|siiiit a ■ -■ad overseer for each «listriel, who is under their instruction« at all time« and subject to removal by them at any time. A financial n l«,rt uni-1 Is* tiled by the ,-onimi •loners each year in n-gard to high way-, and their appropriation- and eKItelldil lires for the same. '' riie appropriation bill- pa"-.»! by tin- last b-gi-lalnre for the e%(s-n-e of rmmmg lb*- -tale for tie* coming two years, f.«d up a little over $•'>, IIII.IMI, ami are div hI««I a- follow Ino- I appr-'posli-'O ps.tr:Ats 7» M.n,i*l m 1.1-10,74» «i Itoml i-sss t isiloono g appropoalioiis __ avrag se.Mti . . I hl» |s an ne-rease »*1 fl,.l<r,-l h _ IP.'Jtl over lie- preceding twol v.-ars, tail i« led «nrprisiiig wle-n it n .-on-iden-,1 lie- rapel gn-wlh of lie- popnluteai of lie- «tale. STATE EANU INFORMATION. To facilitate tile efforts of lioine seekers in their quests for informa tion regarding Idaho lands, extra draughtsmen will Is- put to work preparing maps and other informa tion of interest to the homeseeker, which w ill Is; furnished at actual cost. We take the following from the Idaho Statesman of Tuesday: "hlaho Is to Is- the only suite in the union, where the eastern farmer, who inquires after hunts hi this state an<l who desires maps of the lands, may obtain them at cost from the state. It has Ihs-ii decided to allow another draughtsman in the ollice of Register N. Jeunes« whose duty it shall Is- primarily to supply band Commissioner George Hay and Mr. Jeunes» with numerous maps showing land reservations which art- needed in these ollice«. Ills spare time will Is- «|s-nt in draw ing maps, showing lands owned by Ha state and the government, the various streams and other points of interest to the prospective settler in Idaho. For these maps a small hs- will Is charged. It is said that there is not a stale in the union where these maps may Is- obtained. When, upon orders from a prosjieetive settler, a map is drawn of a certain section, a numls-r of these w ill lie si nick off and kept on tile. N. Jen I less, register of the state land hoard, in s|s-aking of the additional draughtsman who is to Is- added to the land department, yesterday said: fee which will lie charged for the maps will simply cover the cost of making them and will go toward deiraying the expenses of the draughtsman. "It would Is- my idea to have a brief statement, say in statistical form as far as («issihle, of the salient facts of interest to the settler in this stall-, placed along the margin of the limp. "lfis|Uests come into this office daily for such maps and we are unable to supply them. "Concerning communications which are received at the land Isiard. it might Is- said that there is an ever increasing numls-r inquiring alsmt the chances for the dry fanner in the state and the lands which arc available for this pur "The |H!HC, "Ami every inquiry usually n-pn-scnls mon- than one farmer, for the statement is usually made that four or five neigh Isirs an- thinking of coining to this state h it la tin- h riter of the letter. We are getting these letters in this ollice at the rate of live or six a day, and the indica tions an- that then- will Im- a heavy im migration this year. "Tin- inssl of an extra draughtsman in the department has 1 «vu urgent for some time past ami H ill probably l»-a valuable aid in increasing the imputation of tins slate." For loti. Tl»- pleasant weather, ami the pr-is|»vts of spring c|»-miig. has also brought about a pleasant and smiling contenance on the (aces of the farmers of the tract, ami all i-ni to I»* looking forward to a sue,-ess fnl season this year. While the past two years have U-cn somewhat discouraging to most of us mi tin- tract, partially through ignorance, and also the lark of water at times when it was most needed, vve all feel that the latter trouble will U- over come this season with llic completion uf the Jerome reservoir, which has Uvtt put in at a large outlay hy the company, and which it is claimed will insure suftieieiit water for the entire tract during the irri gating season. While the scarcity of water has proven disastrous to many on the tract in a li iianciul way. the fact that they will enter Ils- lields h ith renewed vigor this spring, indicates the true metal that is in their mak«Mlp,\nd, though they have around and suap|N-d yarns and exchang ed grievances during the winter, they will ■»Hin Is- in the fields again, and the pa-1 will Is- forgotten, and in its place *»a! ill aish and come only hrighl and rosy dreams ol a I m n 1 til il ill harvi-st this lall That lb.— i-ali/i-d is the ■ In .on- may Is desire ul all A JBU.UUU Riant. 'rin* survey U»r I'*»* i'tiiiv<*n| \**\ur |»lsinl tu« <'t»ii(|»li'!***| 11 1 « - . î, . j . î .. ai î î « «if k and tli** «'«»idraid will U I« t in • <»K **n«,in*l it* •'«Mit-nniMMi «ill U* a «|iiart«*r| • •f . infill .*m d<*l).H-. rill* |*l.lf «I I* Ih'IMK l*«*ll*lfll« l#*»| ll% |imI«'|ii'InI«'IiI <*a|»ilal U ii»k atliliaflr*l willi it*-«tl*«-r IIm* Kilim *»r 1« linti*l<*, llil«*f»'*t* I Im mam (»ur|*Mc *.f (In j ten days. Work I» -ebed 1 lied to May )ir-l 1 In pi. ml w ill I» a plant i« to furm-b |s<wer for a big i|.<h ii pumping irrigation system Niiiki- river -■Irrigatemi-I •• 1 * •«<, ». «lew ! birg.- lilliols-r of lew orehanl* w lie-h , ■ t . (will ts-gin U.ome tin- vear. He ... '' ,,, I H,, 1,1 *"" 1 , " ,M ,l " 1 ,l ' ••ewiM rvowl Dial .4 any •-«Ur year by aUail *iô per mil .1 He < ousting Im now |»r«-lty well assured of uii electric line between that )>Iu<•• • aud Hagen nau, an grading lias already eom melieed. TIic loeal police throughout llic state have 1 s-eu asked to Hatch for three young Is, y» who have run away from Nampa. I >imc novel literature it is as «erteil ha« maile would-lx- hamlits of them. Two former Twin Kall« hoy«, Nimrod t rie ami Frank Trammer, are on trial for their live« for the monier of Mr. ami Mm. (Juillieis near Imley, Xev. recently. It I« stateil that one of the hoys has eon fi*««isl to the ilitsI. John McPherson came in from Boise NiiUill BOktlOOO NO IIS. Somlay night. He has hail a busy time of it lately getting his appropriation« through the legislature hut he is very well satisliisl ami now has money enough in sight to lake very gooil care of the state horlieultural ilepartmett of which he is the secretary .—Hm sling la-ader. The town of Hailey, a few miles north of here is hereafter to Is- a health resort ami have an up-to-date sanitarium. A ileal has just heen closed whereby tin hot springs and Sim acres of land passes into a syndicate known as the Hiawatha 1-anil f'o„ who will commence at once the erection of the proper buildings. The Oregon Short Line has oHered to furnish alfalfa sissl to tin* settlers on tin smith side Minidoka tract, and after a conference with the President. Senator Borah expresses the opinion that the oflV-r will Is- accepted and that payments due from these settlers will not Is- de manded in advance, hut will Is* waived until after the crop season of Bill. F, II. Sic« fill is contemplating the es tablishment of a tireless brick plant at Wendell, and is putting up his proposi tion to the hs-al jieople. would Is- one of OO.om capacity, brick have in them a combination of minerals found in this vicinity in abund ance. The brick can Is- sold for $S.öo a thousand and this price would mean a great deal to the community. The brick would Is- made for line finished fronts as well as for inside work. --Irrigationist Hii plant The THE COMMERCIAL CECIL A business meeting of tbc Commercial «'Inb was ealUsI lor Tuesday (•veiling fur tin- purpose of clci i-o oliicers for tile ensuing year and transacting other busi ness that might come before the meeting. President Minis presided, ami after the adoption of the minutes of the previous meeting the election of oliicers was held uitli tin- following n-snlt : President. Pani li. Kart/ke. Secretary. .1. 11. Josepbson Treasurer. F. K. Feliell«-rger. Mendier of Executive Board. Fence and \V. A. Heiss. (poll taking the chair President Kartzke thanked the memls-rs for tile honor eon fered, ami urged iq-oli them to give hearty siqqsirt as a Issly to tin- new oliicers. as it Has through the united elfort» of all that much good could Is accomplished. He also suggested that an licht. ell'ort Is- made to secure ui-H inemls-rs. which was heartily approved of by all. The matter of the forthcoming election coming I »-fore the meeting, it seemed to In- the sentiment of all. that a list of names 1»- suggested as projier candidates to put la-fore the citizens of the town for their approval. In order that it might not I«- construed as a strictly business men's ticket, the club meeting Has ad journed and an o|n-ii meeting inaugurated After some preliminary remarks, an in formal ballot Has taken in order to bring the tarions names Is-foie tin- meeting, which resulted in bringing out :Vt nan»« of suitable men. While only live truste,«, an- to I» elec Us I. it Has then divided to take another ballot, nitli the understanding that the eight gentlemen having the | largest niimU-r ol Voles should Is- de clared tin* choice of the meeting, 1 1 « • a*. giving llu- voters an opportunity to clas t Ilia- memls-rs from this mimls-r R< '- I| l | "I tin- ballot «bowed Ilia- following as hiav ing t*.a- hagha-sl ianml«-r ot vole« 11s It. N Frazer. I', W «,erl«.|h. I «• 1 1 ,ao—. J H Situs, F. I \nii-ltoiig, 1 It I. Felice Ml Nil! I A I I •« ' f I \ .1 i I Mill *fl **r*l«'i Hi.it 4 * m| iIh 1 iiM'ii Im* 1 mvhiil 4 i»Mj**ni) •»< llu %**ii** II lt**l U' * **H0(ttMd 4* ll»« I ii«é«v t*i I Im 4ii*l 4 iui I l||M IlMloll IIm «li M*U ItMll« f H 4* i» 4i»d 11»* iiiiiiiiitr •*nl»*»»a hmImiv 4 m> llll# IlMN l»l»V N 4 < 4 |.|>h*|.tMh* 4 ll*l *%*\*"\A *4 < H4i Itcrp tuili Um «»«««•• I and iM'fl' I 4 IN«! Ill« HtfUU 9 VV hde si- Islieve II» artesi taken It) Ir iy. n^imi* U*4%* Ifirllirf Hm «mi«m m»0lfi*g' |ImI 1**1 IIm- ««*4 (In l.fttii *Iim |.h«4Mlf*4i «ill In I (k«-|i ill H*li«tiiitf 4 Im lii f I«* In • l|s.l Tlwl Ile f«s<soiiHlelat NUI- win, ID wen- m.eb- l,v Ile-«Mtr le.rte iillnt il ii*s(e»i«»r «ganiing«pray mg Inm ln— «r, U mg • arnrd «ni tn-oerally «ver lie- «tale, i- lie- mfonn ilmn of lloitw ollnr di I l--l.ii 1 M. I'le r O-U 1 g ^ * * » - I <«• ♦O Sunny Southern Idaho TAKES THE LEAD t Now is the time. And the Twin Falls North Side Tract is the Place to secure some of the best bargains in real estate in the famous Snake River Valley. Jerouie, the largest and best town for its age, is situated in the centre of this wonderful valley; surrounded by tin- Is-st fruit and alfalfa land that has ever been offered for sale in any state in the West. hu-iness lots in this litth- city can be purchased now at a price 011 which you can double your money in the next two years. Irrigated Lands in any size tracts tributary to Jerome, can Is- pur chased at this time for less than one third what is a-keil for Oregon and Washington Fruit Lands, and if there is any difference we have the advan tage as to climate, soil, drainage and water right. We have these bargains in lirst class lands, and A-No. 1 business lots to offer at this time. You can handle this property for less money now than at any later date. Si.. write us at once as the liest goes first. I BURKHEAD-HEISS REALTY CO. JKRO.MK, IDAHO. >»o ♦ -«* Nibley=Channel L'br Co. One of the old land marks on the tract, still continue to handle all kinds of BUILDING MATERIAL Lumber, Sash, Doors, Cement, Roofing, Etc. I | j | SPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO MILL WORK Would be pleased to give you estimates on your materials and assure you courteous treatment at all times. A Car Load of Fence Posts Just Received And none belter on the Tract. Come in and see them V. K. SKADÜEN, M'gr, Jerome, Idaho GEO. J. ARCHER Tin and Sheet Metal Worker After Monday March I 3, will be located in Amusement Hall, Opposite the City Hall. IDAHO .1 Hit« »ME Jerome Blacksmith Shop JAMES KERSEY, Proprietor I General Blacksmithmy and Horseshoeing A Specialty of Dimwivcd or Crippled Eeet 1 j I | j VI S4» ( v|;|!> VMM EIN» <•» f 7 firm Implements, lU tiOIES, NN AOONS, EIC. IDAll*• -IKItoMK. j ■ If you havefriendwin thceant whir arc interested in (hi» xcv lion, send them a cop> of the Lincoln County Time*.