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A Weekly Newspaper Devoted to the Interests of the Settl
«he North Sldn
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»2.00 PER YEAR
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About fifty patrons of this school
: district living in and near town met
Monday evening in the Presbyterian
church to discuss the matter of di
viding the school district. In the
* past there has been a sentiment in
the rural'portion of the district in
' luvor of dividing the district, and
f. this meeting was held to learn the
sentiment of the people of the town
and nearby territory.
it seemed to be the oellef of priic
.1 Realty all those present that if the
rural portions desire to manage their
"Mschool matters, they should be allow
ed to do so. providing the district
Can be divided so :s to be fair lo
the old and new districts. The pro
position lo divide the district in such
a way that Jerome would only have
a territory of four miles square would
undoubtedly be voted down, because
if It were divided that way neither
, tile old or the n w district could h lie
the benefit of the railroad property
In the northeastern part of the dis
trict; and Jerome would be left with
a majority of llie children lo edu
Cate, and only have less than on«*
' third ol the taxable property in Inf
( However, c. cum mil tee of live wj s
appointed to meet with a committee
'Sc from the north and souih, and in
btructod to say that the people of tl e
town were willing lo divide the dl ■
tried, making ; new district on the
north, about two a id one-half miles
north of lhe conter of town, as the
southern boundary, and a new ills
trb I on the south, about two and
one-half miles south of the center of
town us the northern boundary. leav
Ing I Tome district with the remain
der of the present district.
W- Under the present law.
It seems that a district cannot be
divided while there is any bonded
indebtedness The last legislature
passed a law lo remedy that defect,
but the governor vetoed it because
the enacting clause was omitted So
Jt seems wè stand Just as we did In
this respect before the legislativ ■
session And it is not likely III •
division can take plaee. Inn in case
it is possible, alP parlies eoneerned
are willing it shall be done
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The residents of the village
Jerome had an experience Monday
night, ul least some of them did,
which they never huit before and
never will have again In their lives
Their wonderful experience of that
evening exceeds anything we ever
read about in the fairy books of our
childhood, and as for Alladln and
bis wonderful lamp, if Alladln wete
In Jerome today lie would surckjr
have to take a back seal. Monday
night a portion of the villagers at
least went to sleep In a village and
awoke next morning In a city, for at
a special meeting of tin- village
board of trustees that night at about
eleven o'clock a resolution was unan
imously passed lo incorporate Je
• ronu into a city of the second class,
a petition having been presented lo
the board, signed by a sufficient num
ber of the people to have such ac
tion taken. So tlte village of Je
rome virtually grew into a clty'ovcr
night A complete outfit of city offi
cials will be elected at the next reg
ular election.
The city will be divided into four
wards, that part west of Licnoln ave
nue comprising one ward, that part
eaat of Lincoln avenue and north of
Main street another ward,, and that
paH east ot Lincoln avenue and
south of Main street another ward.
Two aldermen will be elected from
each ward, altio a treasurer, a may
or, and perhaps several other offi
cials. will be elected for the city.
At tills meeting the hoard passed
a resolution asking for bids for tin
work of paving Main street, ami such
other paving as was decided upon
at a previous meeting. They will
later puss a resolution requiring
damage for any interference with the
pavement, in the way of tearing It up
to repair the water mains, and it
seemed lo be the Intention of Ihe
board in lie firm in tills mutter. The
work of paving the streets will go
ahead regardless of the still pending
with the water company.
The engineer and attorney for the
city will furnish estimates of the ex
pense «if building the proposed side
walks. in a few tiny», and when »lie
approximate cost of same Is known,
which will he very soon, the board
will advertise Ihe bond issue tor the
t otis t r it c ( I on of the sidewalks.
A) resolution was adopted designat
ing April loth as "Clean-up Day" In
the city of Jerome. That does not
mean that householders should wait
until April 10th to begin cleaning up
tlielr premises, hut that day Is in- !
tended to he the finishing up day, |
and anyone whose premises are in \
an .unclean or unsanitary condition |
after that day will be given special j
attention by the city marshall. An
extra man. known as tile day mar- |
shall, bus been appointed lo assist j
in the work of seeing that everybody
cleans up his premises.
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Do you want lo see the best horse
race ever sereened; the best prize
light and a beautiful love story all
through? If you do don't fall to see
"Sporting Life/' the famous Drury
Dune melodrama which comes to tin
Rialto Theatre next Monday and
Tuesday nights. "Sporting Dtfe" was
directed by Maurice Tourneur, pro
ducer of "The Bluebird," "The
Whip,'* and other big special pro
ductions. It is the greatest picture
of its kind released in recent years.
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The Goff family attended Re
movies in Jerome Saturday evening.
Miss Myrtle Journey,
superintendent, visited our
last Wednesday. She was accompan
ied by her mother.
Mr Burlin Shook purchased a
tractor a few weeks ago and has
been using it on his ranch. This is
(lie first one In this neighborhood
Mrs. S. J Burton is visiting at
tlie home of her son, H. J. Barton,
this week
Milton Ekedahl was on tlie sick
list and out of school a few days
last week.
There will be Sunday school at twu
ihlrty and .preaching at three-thirty
every Sunday. Remember that au I
lie on hand, every body.
Mr. I* P. Pratt was a Burley vis
itor last week.
A gentleman from Hagcrman ha-,
purchased the Jack Lindsey forty
Mr. Swet has purchased the fortv
west of Mr. ( offals on east Orchu'd
Valley boulevard and has begun
clearing for crop. Mr Swet >s a
brother-in-law of Messrs. Giles a id
Our school is growing so rapidly
that we will soon have to have mo»-e
school room There are thirty-two
enrolled now, and twenty-four wer
neither absent or tardy during tin
H. J Barton treated tils house to
a coal of paint recently.
Mr Edison McLaughlin recent lv
sold his ranch to tlie Roberts broth
ers of Wendell, who have taken pos
The Polly-Anna Flub have taker
up their pre-war order of work and
held a very enjoyable meeting at the
Pettit home last week. The next
meeting will be with Mrs. E P. Gif
There was a community meeting
at tlie Barton home last Saturday ev
ening in the interest of a local tele
phone. Committees were appointed
to gel prices and subscribers.
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Chrrles J. Modreli, aged 27. son
of J. C. Modreli, who lived seven
miles east and one mile south of Je
rome. died on Sunday, March 23rd.
of influenza,
held from the L'Horisson undertak
ing parlors on Wednesday at eleven
o'clock and hu-Ial was made in Je
The deceased was
Funeral services were
rome cemetery.
born in the state of Washington, and
lived in ihe vicinity of Jerome over
year before his death, where he
Hi* leaves one
was well thought of,
daughter nine years of :-ge, his wife
having preceded him to Ihe beyond.
Tlte Infant son of Mr. and Mrs.
C. A, Anders, the former Is con
nected with the C. W. & M. Co., died
Sunday of pneumonia, and iv.is bur
led iu the local cemetery. Mr. n-id
Mrs. Anders have the sympathy of
everyone in their loss. The Infant's
name was Milo Colt-man Anders.
Frances Leroy Blessing, the three
months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl
f). Blessing, died Saturday night.
March 22nd. of influenza. Funeral
services were held Sunday from the
L'Hcrtsson undertaking parlors, and
the remains were laid lo rest In tin
Jerome cemetery. The bereaved par
ents have the sympathy of th -ir
Owlng lo a temporary dis.ililIB;
of our linotype this issue of Tlie
Times does not contain all the news
and announcements which were pre
pared for publication.
Auto Robes at Jan. Summers.
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Sect Wheat
The ear of Dicklowkvheat purchus
led by the Farm Bureau last week
did not last long. Arrangements for
i he purehuse of the car had been def
Inltely made at noon and the entire
order was sold by three p. in. of the
same day. There is a big demand
for really good seed, and Ihe Farm
Bureau will endeavor to secure more
Dut lhe chaînes are pretty slim, as
the supply seems to be exhausted
now Seed already purchased by
the Bureau is sufficient to seed con
siderable total of over a thousand
acres. This seed will as far as pos
slide be held in the county for next
At ihe present lime, the only avail
able wheat the Farm Bureau has
been able to locale is mixed soft
wheat in the hands of the mills and
a small amount in the hands of farm
year's use.
Germinaliou Test
The sample of Dickiow w heat which
ihe Farm Bureau sent to the state
seed analyisl. germinated as follows:
In three days 84 per cent; In five
days 88 per cent. It graded number
two common, according to the Fed
erul Grain Grading Hules. The an
alylst describes the sample as foi
"Both samples take the grade
of number two common While on a-
count of the test weight per bush
el. They are free from mixtures
of other classes and are beautifully
cleaned. You are fortunate in so
curing seed wheal of this quality so
late in the season,"
Siio Excursion
A total of about fifteen men were
present at the various silos visited.
Ten or more silos will be buill if
construction costs are not too high.
Among the number is S P. Newman,
E. F
ill build a capacity of from
four to five hundred tons.
Rhlnehart, field livestock specialis!
for the state university, will be in
the community on Friday, March 5S.
and will visit those who are planning
to build
Sqnirrei Poisoning
The Falls City farmers came in
Saturday In a body and took out a
large amount of poison for squlr
Farmers in the vicinity of
Hazelton are using the poison with
Every one kill-)
w hole fani
very good results
ed now may save killing
lly later in the season.
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Walter Kelley built an addition to
his house this week. His mother ar
rived from California, and will keep
is a lui ky bachelor.
William Thomas and family mov
ed into the Tweed shark Thursday.
Mr. Thomas will help J. H. Silbaush
lliis summer.
Fred DeBoard and family spent
Sunday with his brother 1-ester, near
Spring work has begun and as
usual everyone is saying. "1 am so
Humphreys held their sale last
Thursday. Mrs. L. C. Humphrey ex
pects to return to Appleton about
April first.
Mr. Thrall is having a drain hole
those w ho attend the dance at the j
Appleton school house Friday night
March 28th.
made on his place near Appleton
Another good time is
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The sixty persons who
left America for a "Trip Around the
World" with the Epworth League,
have safely returned to America. No
sea-sichness was felt and all enjoyed
the journey Immensely. If yon wish
to know the details of the trip, please
consult any member of the party,
After paying all expenses there
still left in the treasury of the Ep
worth League the sum of $37
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One of the first «hliigs that
tracts the notie.e of a stranger in Je
Is Ihe electric sign in front of
And when he
goes Inside ha is astonished at the
seating capacity, arrangement and
coziness of the place, and the high
character of the matter he secs on
tlte screen. Jerome's
house would he u credit to any town
lu the slate, and Manager Zug is to
be commended for his progressive
Ideas along his line of business.
Most shows raise the price when
they have as pedal feature, but this
me gives you a two hour special
the Rialto theater.
picture show
feature nt the usuul price frequent
ly or often.
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practice lias started
Even a wasp may interfere with
the good work of the freshmen -in
feed even w ith Rial of ihe dignified
The freshmen have been studying
"The Merchant of Venice." and the
sophomores writing a review of "The
Lady of the Lake."
A certain observing student thinks
that it is easy to see how much hard
er the students of the high school
studied the past month than before,
Marcing in step, passing in line
and avoiding talking in the study
room have eliminated much of the
-onfusion formerly so noticeable to
a stranger especially. There is still
room for more Improvement,
pul lu by the members of the ugri
culture class last year is gening a
growth of green.
The lawn in front of the building
The juniors are Just now trying
in "Hamlet."
to discover who's w ho
Since another month h:.s been add
ed to the school year-other school a< -
ijvities besides the purely academic
studies are to be allowed. Mis.
Walkington will havec harge of the
senior class play, Mrs. Archer of tlie
-chooi annual put out by the same
class and dMr. Snodgrass of the atli
Many of the students and teachers
attended the Rialto Monday and
Tuesday nights when "Les Mlsera
hies" was shown,
Mrs. Kearney brought in supplies
from Boise last week for the office
of county superintendent,
iice down town will he ready for oi
cupation by the first of the month,
but very little business can be trans
acted until the records from other
counties are t ran scribed.
Her of
The seventh grade pupils of Mrs.
Prent lee are going to plclurlze th-
"Hip Van Winkle."
story of
is, the characters will lie representt
ed by pictures cut out from paper
and magazines by the pupils.
The « lass in agriculture took a trip
Th- !
last Thursday to see the implements
The mem
of Ihe dealers in town.
; bers of tlie class now claim that they
: know all about farm implements
even what a lister is and there arc
many wise folks that know not
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a lister is.
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After the experience with
be school laws as the people of tlie
district have had all students will
realize the volume of the study of
civics ami of apparently small mat
tors such
as an enacting clause.
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Beginning with this issue of Th
irol of the newspaper and job print
ing establishment, having bought
the plant and business of A C. Alex
The latter retires from the
business to look after other interest
he and his deceased father having
a creditable newspaper for the
eight years
community for the pasi
Some time ago the writer heard
wonderful reports concerning Jeronit
and community, its progressive farm
and business men. its climate.
variety of produits
He did not
and the great
that can be raised here.
Investigate at that lime, but made
a tour of the southwest.
many different slates and localities,
finally landing at Jerome. After ,a
few days inspection he decided this
should be a good enough location for
anybody, and began negotiations for
the purchase of the Jerome
It will be the policy of this neivs
paper not to antagonize the farmers
in their reasonable aspirations or
any business firm engaged in .i icjt'i
imate line of business; but on tlie
other hand to help boost every u'i
dertnking that can in any manner
be a benefit to the public generally,
farmers, business and
men alike
ents writing for different localities
In the countv. and we desire to ex
tend this servlte to the-er.tlre com
Give us a trial, and set
if we do not give publicity lo your
legitimate announcements.
However, ihe present owner is
perfect stranger in Jerome
at-land practically so in the state
Idaho, so if there is very little local
news In this and the next few issues
you will have to be patient, and
trust that the paper will grow
iter as we become better acquainted
And in the meantime, write us the
news, phone us the news, tell us tlte
news, or gel the news to us any iv.iy
you can, because If you don't we will
certainly be up against it for news to!

fill these columns.
The paper has several corresnoin!
h se ill'" ■
Will some one In e
I the county please volunteer to write
the local news and mail it to Th.
limes so we receive it early in the
We trust that our relations with
all the people of Jerome county will
be mut bally agreeable.
The bill as adopted by congress in
March of last year, provides that . i
2 o'clock a. m. on the last Sunday
March of each year tlie clocks of
the nation shall be turned ahead oi.<
hour. Al 2 o'clock a. m. on the i. .
Sunday in October the clocks shall
he turned back one hour.
The daylight saving for the yea
1818 begins at 2 a. m. Sunday. Mari ;
The extra hours of daylight In
1918. it is estimated, saved the n
Ron 1,500,001) tons of coal and $4u,
nOU.OOO in gas and electricity.
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"^February 13 To Mr. and Mrs. i
l> Brim-gar, a g,rl.
March 14—To Mr. and Mrs. Gra.
Day, a boy.
March 15—'To Mr. and Mrs, ('a.
Walters, a hoy.
March 12- To Mr. and Mrs. Owt
«allids. a girl.
March 2;i
To Mr and Mrs. She
'i:i. a boy.
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Having disposed of my interest
in the Jerome County Times 1 beg t.
dvise that on subscription account
i c present owner. Mr. Berkley
Walker, agrees to continue all ul.
t.xpired subscriptions and ail sub
■ riptions in arrears are due and
payable*to him.
With reference to accounts dr
The Times for advertising and Job
work 1 will say that all such a
.«unis contracted up to March ItiLi
.ire payable to me.
Signed :
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Houses in Jerome are never v; -
cant more than twenty-four hour
and sometimes not that long, it is
estimated that at least fifty fatuities
would be living here who an- Hr*
here now. if there were houses for
them lo move into. Some people are
building temporary places of abode
to live in until they can erect more
- oinmodious residences. it is safe
to say that building operations here
will be more active than in any pr
iions year of the town's history.
"Don't Change Your Husbands "
v hich will be shown at the Rialto
h riday and Saturday of this week,
has been drawing the largest crowds
of any picture recently released, it
was a run
new million dollar theatre in Les
Angeles, but on account of the im
mense i r
s attending the allow
extended two weeks
theatl e
king w
longer and each night the
the b
hie to accommodate tlie pe>
vas a :
li is a Cetil D Mi .le productif
with Eiiiott Baxter In the lead and
"O' '
-s along the same Hues r.s
Wives for New." which was shown a
while back at the Rialto and which
proved to lie one of lh° best picturts
The .entertain
even shown here,
ment Milne is one hundred per cent
The Royal Neighbors of Cam«
6til5, Jerome, had as
Mrs. Ed ^Robinson,
weary years lived In a small lions
in northwest Jerome, who as
the faithful "sth k-it-out hang-on'
Jeromltes do has built them a love
ly new home, modern in every iva;
The Neighbors decided to give their
a membi r
who for long
Neighbor in the new house a gem
ine old fashioned house warming
Tuesday afternoon saw a
some iu cars and some on
wending their way
with good things to eat.
thirty Neighbors attended and
pieteiy surprised the lady
new home
had by all present.
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Tlte pro
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mise Mrs. Mannon. I up* . M
icat Appreciation. Mrs. Greu.-.-b
Vocal- "An Open Secret." Mrt
j Raggett ; Piano "Second Nocturic."
1 Mrs. Brown: Discussion Home
Problems in .Muslc, especially Pub
He Sch-'i-l Music: Vikl-it '
Mesdames Bnrkey. Brown. Peter«...:
iviih arms lade
of the
A jolly good time was
i , )le n ri)l r r;{m . ;in ,| the
i iiavingr music taught in the
Tlie Civic club
at the Ladles Rest roo Tuesday ei
There were a number of
on ing.
vocal and instrumental numbers ou
subject c;
j Kram
TIk* Star SpaiiKhnl Hannor: Am
Bnrkey. Broun.
i'laiio "lvl
" Mesdames
M'elerson. Maguire;
In the suit of the Village fo J
the Jerome Water
Works company to compel the re
moval or replacement of the water
mains on streets on which It Is In
tended lu paving, the village al
leging that cc
rome against
account of the leaky
character of the
and temporary
mains it is impracticable to lay such
pavirj, the
defendant water
company has liled a lengthy answer
md denial.
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Denies that said water system
water pipes, pipe
mains have been installed or laid, or
are now being operated or maintain
ed in violation of the terms of said
Ordinance No. 4 2 or any of the terms
thereof. Admits that said pipe lines
and water mains are of wood, hut
denies Dial said pipe lines or water
nains either constantly or frequent
iy leak
lines or water
I I- • ISC the streets of plaln
i them, to bee ■ in rough
and denies that said jd'.e
lines or water mains for
tiff, or »ay
soft ;
any reason
require or necessitate the
or frequent digging up of plaintiff's
streets for the purpose of repairing
or mending such pipe lines or water
Denies that said pipe lines
or water mains, or any or either of
them, were defectively constructed or
defectively laid or installed, and de
nier that this defendant, either be
cause of the breaking or leaking of
water pipes or water mains or for
any other cause or reason constantly
or frequently orstruc-ts the streets of
plaintiff, or any of them, or renders
such streets or any of them incon
venient or dangerous for public use;
and denies that tirts defendant does
not leaves uch streets in as good
loudition as they were before enter
ed upon by the de/endant to repair
or contsruct or install such
pipes or water mains."
Governor D. W. Davis has signed
the Wedgwood bill conferring upon
the state land board the necessary
power to enjoin irrigation companies
from overselling water rights
Carey Act Lands. This is believed
to be one of the best laws passed in
the interest of Carey Act settlers
„during the present session.
Tlie Progressive Society gave a
pleasant party Tuesday evening for
Lieut. Piper at his home, lie having
recently returned from the service
overseas. The evening was spent at
card playing, dancing and an old
time sing, at the close of which re
freshments were served,
tor's safe return from tlie oversea*
service of his country is tlie source
of much rejoicing to his friends, and
this event was a manifestation of
their gladness
The doc
The Times is pleased lo announce
a new law firm in Jerome, to be
known as "Walters. Haddock and
Reynolds "
Messrs. Walters and Haddock are
well known on the tract, both of
them having reached southern Ida
ho prior to the time there was* such
a thing as the North Side Tract
Both of these attorneys have been
very successful in their practice,
and it will be recalled that tlie Hon.
E. A. Walters
in tlie Fourth Judicial district.
Mr. Reynolds, tlie local member
of ihe firm, came to Jerome about
tour years ago and since that time
has become well known to the large
body of onr settlers, having beou
employed by the Twin Falls North
Side Land and Water company.
The new firm will occupy the of
fice now held by Messrs MacOowan
and Eichelberger and expect to be
located there about April 1st.
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Jerome. Idaho. March 24th. Ifilit
Sealed proposals will be received
at the office of the Clerk of lb«
Village of Jerome. Idaho, until 3
o'clock p m. Tuesday. April 15th,
1818. for furnishing materials and
const rut ling Street Pavement.
Proposals shall be based on Rio
use of one or more of the followlrg
materials: concrete, reinforced con
cqete, gravel or crushed rock bltu
lithic. blthulitic on a concrete foun
dation. asphalt on a concrete foun
Plans and specifications may be
seen and form for proposal,
which bids must tie made, may bo
obtained upon application at the of
fice of the Village Clerk or of Louis
C. Kelsey. Civil Engineer. 410 Sell
ing Building, Portland. Oregon, the
engineer for tlte Village of Jerome.
Approximate quantities are:
Excavation . .
Street pavements . . 24023 sq yards
384 4 tin. feet
Parties desiring plans and «peel
.Ideations for their personal use may
ob(a , n , hem from th(1 Rh g, OI1
payment of Jlrt.OO for plan« and
$5.00 for spécifications,
The rieht is reserved to reject any
and all bids,
673 sq yards
• lets l"derson. I'.iuinnan.
: J, R Keenan. Clerk.
Louis C. Kelsey. Engineer, 41U Sell
ing Building, Portland, Oregon.

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