A Week I y
Newspaper Devoted to the Interests of the Settlers of the North Side Tract.
JEROME. IDAHO, JUNE I, 1911
$2.00 Per Year
Every member of the legislalature
voted for the Highway District Law.
The representative of the United
States Oflice of Public Roads lias
declared it to be the best local road
law in the United States.—States
If the citizens of tin- proposed
Jerome Highway District desire to
continue spending tlu-ir money on
roads that will tend to advance the
price of land adjoining them, which
is held by some foreign speculator,
they will of course vote down the
proposition. If, on the other hand,
our taxpayers feel that the specula
tor should bear bis equal share of
the burden in the building of good
roads, they will vote in favor of the
lies within your power.
We cannot fully understand why
any citizen of the incorporated vil
lage of Jerome should oppose the
formation of the proposed Highway
District on the grounds of placing
the management of the district in
the hands of three Commissioners.
While, as a village, we constitute a
portion of this district, the Commis
sioners lia vu no jurisdiction what
ever over the roads and streets with
in our incorporated limits, as this
jxnver is wholly vested in the hands
of our village trustees, who will
have entire supervision its at present
over our streets and alleys.
The opisiiieiits of the Highway
District law lay great stress tqsm
the assumption that the new law
takes the jsiwer of issuing Isolds
away from the people and places it
in the hands of the Commissioners.
Such statements are misleading, to
say tin- least. The constitution of
the State forbids the issuance of
I Hinds creating new indebtedness
without a two-thirds vote of the
people, and the saine provision is
plainly written in the Highway
District Law. Section <»"• of the
present law says :
tin- intent of this art that Istiul is
sues shall rest upon the consent of
the taxpayers, and that the eredit
of the distriet shall not lie injured
by the eancellation of sceuritii-s
THE GREATEST "HIGHWAYMAN.
( Richfield Recorder. )
If the state of Idaho would .-toil
growing long enough to realize how
heavy a tux is being paid for main
taining l»ad roads, there would Is- a
genuine revolution in the highway
system of tlie state. Come to think
of it, the term "highwayman" of
atrocious memory must have to do
with the making and use of had
highways; no robU-r baron, footpad
thug, bold up, pick-pocket, ijtrong
arm bandit, Black Bart, Dick Tur
pin or all of them put together un
der the general classification of
money from the people as the bad
ever stole as much
It would surprise
almost anyone to find how true this
is. Just figure the time lost on the
roads, to and from anywhere; the
cost of purchase and maintainanee
of the extra horses; the small loads
aiul the high coat <>f transportation;
the was teil lives of the far-from
markets; and the appalling waste of
g< m t< l
reckoning them up one will lie ready
to believe that the bail-roads man is
tin- sum total <>f all tin- thieves that
ever were or wi
The people of Ada county
just succeeded in killing the
proposed highway district ; for
sous which are local and not general.
They need tlie roads as badly as any
section; and perhaps they will
them through some other channel.
Three sections of Lincoln county
are preparing to vote on this ques
tion of highway districts. Richfield
t should Is; the fourth.
may be objectionable over in
county, where the farmer wouldn't
stand for a good road even if it
him free, because it
would please tin- honk-honk and
tin: devil-wagon drivers too well,
the new law offers relief from tin
old bad-roads system. Vote
straight when the question comet»
NOW PUSHING WORK.
Actual Operations Have Begun Again
On the O. S. L. Cut-Off.
So many rumors have been float
ing around regarding operations on
the Rupert-Bliss line through here,
which could he traced to no practi
cal foundation, that it is a source
of pleasure that we can authentically
state that a large force of track lay
ers are working this way from Bliss,
and we may expect to see the track
into Jerome before the end of the
County Commissioner Dilatush
of Hagerman, passed through here
yesterday, enroute to Shoshone, and
he assured us that he witnessed a
large force at work in the vicinity
of Malud, laying truck toward Je
rome at a rapid rate. This is truly
good news for this section, and it is
stated that the construction depart
ment has announced that the entire
line would be completed within 110
days. Maj. Reed signifies his con
fidence in the line by ottering to
wager that the track would I«- laid
into Wendell la-fore two weeks. Let
us hope all delays have now ceased,
and that the sound of the locomo
tive will soon be heard.
A dispatch in the Statesman of
yesterday, from Bliss, says;
Work was resumed to-day on the
Bliss end of the Bliss-Rupert cutoff.
A crew of 150 was moved in on
Saturday evening, and with the help
of a tracklayer, the gang laid a mile
of track today. 2H miles remains
to la- built, and as some delays are
anticipated on account of crossings
over irrigation canals it will prob
ably la- 40 days liefore the steel is
all down. The officials expect to
run trains over the cut-off by
Surprises for Everybody.
As a stranger is driven over the tract
it is a very common thing to hear from
Ins lips exclamations of surprise and ex
ultations over the vast amount of work
that has been accomplished within a
space of two short years, ami the very
substantial improvements in residences
and farm buildings that have liven creel
ed. But when th
emanate from one who has b
seem- since its U-ginning, we sit up and
Is-gin to wonder what the next two years
w ill develop.
Mr. Wm. Wagner had occasion to
make a business trip the first of this
ck, in the interest of Ins Implement
and Commission house, and, while "Bill"
has always ts-en considered a Insister, his
trip revealed to him conditions that the
most enthusiastic would hardly dream of.
His errand took him toward Hillsdale,
i- same expn-ssions
en on the
and as mile after mile of waving fields of
alfalfa and grain was passed, lie could
vomier if he was dreani
only sit up and
ing, or if it was a reality.
Tlie farmers in the vicinity of Hills
pn*i|)erouH ami happy, ami
are anxiously awaiting harvest time, as
their supplies are
Although they harvested good crops last
sc »fs. ui the demand for their produce has
Ih-cii heavy, and as a consequence there
is no hay or grain left,
wheat, of which Mr. Wagner purchased
a good supply, live loads Is-ing delivered
to him here this week,
hunt bringing $1.00 ]s-r hundred until
the supply was exhausted.
Woodcock sold 1500 tons of alfalfa the
past winter at $7.00 per ton in the stack,
he lias none on hand at present, hut ex
|s-els to cut no less than 3,000 tons this
Mr. Wagner was shown a young
chard, put out two years ago, with tns-s
hanging full of apples, peachw and ap
ricots, so full ill fact that much of it will
have to Ik- picked liefore if ri]HMis.
convinced the witness more than ever of
the posaibilitiea of this section as a fruit
Though the people there have hereto
fore la-en without railroad facilities, the
has erected a com
Oregon Short blue
modious and attractive depot at Eden,
and are delivering freight and passen
gers there daily now. They are als.
drilling a w ell and making oilier snlwtan
When the eut
liai improvements there,
oil is completed through Jerome
give our citizens much pleasure
come licllcr acquainted with the peoph
in that section of the county.
Rye Seed for Sale.
We will have a limited quantity of Ry
The beat crop to
Seed for July delivery,
hold thesauri while you start your alfalfa.
Qe AY Bros.
Place your order now .
40 Acres Alfalfa.
Wanted some one to put it up
shares. Inquire at this oUiee.
CENTRAL IDAHO BAPTIST ASS'N.
Their Meeting in Jerome a Very In
teresting and Profitable One.
Jerome bus had the honor this week of
entertaining delegates from different sec
tions of tin* state to the annual meeting
of the Central Idaho Baptist Association,
and although our town n/uy not Is- large
in numbers the open hospitality that has
Isten accorded the delegates on the part
of our citizens has more than made up
for deficiency in population, and the
various courtesies extended the delegates
have been most favorably commented
Upon by them.
The program opemsl Monday evening
w ith a layman's banquet at the North
Side inn. Plates were laid for sixty and
a most delicious menu was discoursed,
w hich added another laurel to the effic
iency of tlie inn under its present man
agement. Around the tables, in addi
tion to tin- delegates, were seated many
of the representative citizens of Jerome,
and all seemed to heartily enjoy the
Rev. Wm. Pearce of Shoshone per
formed the functions of toastmaster.
The address of welcome was delivered by
M. L. Parsons, who Psik occasion on be
half of the laymen and citizens of Jer
ome to bill the delegates a most hearty
welcome to our town.
Responses were made by Rev. A. A.
Brown of Hagen nan, W. R. Jewell of
Blaekfoot, and W. II. Howler of Boise.
The topic, "Men and Religion, the
Forward Movement." was assigned to
Rev. Dr. Cook of Spokane, who pro
ceeded to give various reasons why men
wen- not in the church and what could
Is- done to get them there.
"The Boys" was the topic assigned to
Rev. !.. G.-Clark of Helena, Mont., and
Ins admonishment to the parents present
was to conduct themselves in such a
manner as to command the admiration
of llic boys, and in this manner their in
lliu-nce would Ik- much greater.
Rev. W. K. Haney of Twin Falls told
the laymen very plainly "how they could
in bringing men into
the ehurc h."
The various res]smses were listened to
with much interest, hut unfortunately
they were cut short on account of the
.......cm of the hour, and after a benedic
tion, all were dismissed.
Devotional cxen-isi-s w ere held Tuesday
morning at ll:3u, the meeting Is-ing led
by Rev. J. K. Usher, of Ru|H-rt. The
first business meeting of the Association
was called to order at 9:30 by Rev.
11. Howler, State Siqieriptendent of Mis
Rev. W. E. Henry, of Twin Falls
w as unanimously chosen
and Rev. A. A. Brown, of Hagerman, as
Rotiert McMahon, of Shoshone was
re-elected Tn-asun-r. The Moderator
hereupiin proceeded to read the constitu
tion and by-la'ws of flu- Association. The
provisional program was adopted as the
official program for tlie Association meet
The enrollment of delegates and x isilors
showed tin- following |iersons in attend
Rev, A K. Cook
MIm Ma-Uc Thompson
1 At.KHM AN .
Mrs. A. A. Brown
Mrs A. L. Parson
Mrs H H. Martin
H. L. JustUt*
Rev. A. A Brown
Mrs. Carrie L. Justice
Mrs S. K Middleton
Miss Kstella D Justice
Mrs. elms. Tripp
II All TV.
Mrs. i . K Harri*
K. v A. K rook
Rev. I K
R. J. McMahon
Mr*. K. («. Morrill«»!«!
Mr. P W. Vadoti
« 'apt. 11. II. Phillip*
P. A. IVarcc
Mrs, R. .1, McMahon
Mr*. M Miller
Mrs. r. Howler
Mrs. II. J. McMahon
Mrs 11 II Phillips
Mrs. P. A. IVurce
Mrs. W. K. Henry
Miss Allis- M. <911.1 w
J. r. Realty
!.. H. IVrrine
Rev. W . K. Henry
Mrs. J. C. Realty
Mrs. R. S. Martyn
Mrs. J. A. Won
Geo. A. Porter
J. A. Woods
Mrs. R. V. Wilcox
Mrs. t'Iuru I Wall*
R. V. Wilcox
Mrs. r. r. Hum«*
Rev. (1m. A. Cook. l>. Is.. Spokane. XVasli
L. 19. Clark' Helena, Mont,
Rev. W. H. Howler. Boise
Mrs. W. H. Howler. Holse.
Mrs. W. M. Over. CatllliriilRe.
Rev W,H. Jewell. Bl»ekt<sil.
Mrs, W It Jewell, Hluekfoot
t'hureh letters were read from various
the association, which
tow us la-longing t<
were listened to with much interest, ami
were of gin
the sentiments expressed
oral rejoicing at the splendid showing
disclosed by the spiritual, financial an
numerical grow th of the churches.
numerical grow th the
Application was made for membership
in the association by the recently estah
lisheil Pleasant View Baptist ehnn-h,
which was referred to a
favorable on the application.
The Moderator then announced tin
Credentials of new churches,
Phillips and Brown.
Obituaries, Uev. Cook, and Mesdames
It. ,1. Mi Malum and A. S. Martin.
Annual Sermon and place of meeting,
1'. V. Wilcox, H. S. Justice, Mrs. K
Resolutions, Rev's. Win. Pearce, I K.
Usher and Miss Madge Thompson.
At 11 a. in. a conference on Sunday
School work was led by Rev. !.. G. Clark
of Montana, which was most inspiriutr
Mrs. A. S. Martyn, of Twin Falls, «as
unanimously elected to the oflice of As
sociated Class Superintendent of the As
At - p. in. the devotional meeting was
led by Rev. W. R. Jewell.
At 2:00 a round table conference
led by Rob't. McMahon, of Shoshone.
The subject, "Raising the Budget,"
called forth a discussion that proved very
interesting and profitable.
At 4. p. in. a womans' session was held
which was led by Mrs. W.
during which lime interesting discussions
< H er,
were indulged in on various subjects.
At this time the offering for the budget
was taken netting <".<C*.
7:30 p. in. A devotional inc iting was
held, led by Rev. Packard.
S p. in. Ur. C. A. Cook, of Spokane,
upon the subject,
"Checking up Missions."
The offering for State missions was
taken, amounting to $04,70.
Rev. W. R. Jewell, of Bluekloot,
preached the annual sermon, taking for
his subject, "The Power of a Positive
Conviction," which was listened to with
much interest. The evening service was
concluded by a solo, "Almost Persuaded"
beautifully sung by Mrs. \V. R.
whereupon the session was adjourned
until Wednesday morning.
Wednesday'* program o|ietied with de
votional exercises at
to a. m.. lead by
1.. C. Clark, of Helena,
were continued at 9
At 9:30 a conference of the B. Y. P. U.
was heM which wash'd by
o'clock w itli C. !..
W. M. Bow
1er and the subject brought forth a gen
eral discussion from the delegates pres
The committee on next meeting place
reported the selection of Shoshone us the
place of meeting and Rev. W. K, Henry,
of Twin Falls was chosen to deliver the
At 11:20 Dr. <'. A. Cook, of Spokane
discussed the subject "Home and Foreign
Missions," which lie divided into lour
sections, and proved very interesting to
•ommittee on resolutions report
ed; in w hich they expn-ss themselves as
follows relative to the reception accorded
the association here:
"We desire to convey to the ehurch
and friends of Jerome our gratitude for
tlu-ir generous hospitality. Recognizing
the success of the banquet on Monday
evening, it is our wish to acknowledge
our pleasure in meeting the people of
erotne. ' '
Devotional exercises were held at 1 ;30
i. in., at which time the meeting took
tlie form of felicitous and congratulatory
speeches founded upon the splendid suc
cess of tlie convention and expressions of
appreciation of the unltounded hospitali
ty of the jieople of Jerome.
At 2 p. in. a conference on co-opera
tive associations! work was lead by Rev.
W. E. Henry, assisted by Revs. John
son, Cook, Packard, and others.
The 3:30 conference was lead by Rc\.
Bowler, tin- subject being, "Our Con
Rob't McMahon of Shoshone was elect
ed to represent the Association at Nor
thern Baptist Convention and Baptist
World's Alliance, to In- held at Philadel
phia the 10th of this month.
Rev. Wm. Pearce delivered an address
at 8 p. in., which was followed by the
illustrated lecture by Rev. A. Brown of
llagennan, on the "Lights and Shadows
of a Great City." which was highly ap
proeiated by all, and which closed the
meeting lien-, all feeling that much profit
able work hud been accomplished.
Have y*m tried AH HOW KLOFHV
Ask the Hiehmond Mur. Co. for a fruu
sample sack and make the acquaintance
of really good flour.
Coppdale Contracting Co.
Plowing, Harrowing, laureling.
Seeding, Ditching, Building.
Alfalfa Mowed, Raked and Stacked
Anywhere in Jonathan V alley
Box 7. Col-COM. K, 1 0 X 110 .
FARRIS A. DECK,
And Wagon Shop
All Kinds of Repair Work
Door and Window Frames Made
50 Single Comb
Rhode Island Red
At $1.00 Each
These are all tested breeders and
J. F. BAINBRIDGE
We carry a full line of all building
material; Dimension Stock, Common
Boards, Ship-Tap, Rustic, Lap Sid
ing, Pine and Fir Finishing Lumber,
Flooring, Cement, Lime, Plaster,
Sash and Doors, Screen Doors, Mould
ings, Fence Posts, etc., and it will pay
you to call on us and get our prices
and look over our stock, before buying
for the summer. We buy from the
best mills in the Northwest and our
grades are as good as can be bought
Nibley-Channel L'br Co.
V. K. SKADDEN, M'gr, Jerome, Idaho
Imported Hackney Stallion
white. Sired by Halloo Carton Dane; dam. Forlrey Rose. Bred by
William Gifford Butcher, 1 lolyxvell, St. Ives, Eng. Registered in Ameri
can Hackney Stud Book.
IMP. FORTREY ACTIVE is a chestnut: blaze and
Will make the season of 1911 as follows:
North Side Livery Barn, Jerome
Thursday, Friday and Saturday of each
week. Balance of time at the
DeVoe Orchards & Stock Farms Co
Five Miles North of Jerome,
This Horse has been inspected by the State San
itary Board and found sound in every particular.
TERMS OF SERVICE
For the season. $12.00. $2.00 al lime of service, $10 dm; Sept.
1st, 1911. To insure mare in foal. $13.00. $2.00 al time of
and $ 1 3 due March 1, 1912.
If mare is sold or removed from county, money becomes due at once.
Due precaution will be used to prevent accidents, but we will not be
responsible should any occur.
The De Voe Orchards &, Stock Farms Co.,
W. A. AMBROSE. Attendant.
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