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The Adams County Record Wednesday, March 7, 2012 0000.000000Acorner Snap:00.; of New 'c00dows Oo;e0000 1 9 1 4 Page 5 Last August I featured items from the Meadows Eagle / New Meadows Tribune dated October 30, 1914. During a recent museum work day, we discovered two more issues of the New Meadows Tribune. They were in a stack of old Boise and Weiser news- papers that we hadn't gone through before. These papers are price- less, as there are only a few copies in existence or on microfilm at the state historical library. One issue is dated November 14, 1912. This was the first issue after the November 5 elec- tion in which the first Adams County officials were elected. There were already appointed offi- cials in place, and this issue listed those who were newly elected: "Joint Senator" = E. M. Barton; Representative = Dr. W. M. Brown of Landore (he later practiced in Council and then bought Starkey Hot Springs); Sheriff = Frank Weaver; Prosecuting Attorney = Berry J. Dillion (his name was actually Benjamin J. Dillon); Assessor = P. H. Ware; Treasurer = Harriet A. Carr; Supt. of Schools = J. D. Neale; Coroner Dr. L. A. Harris. The County Commissioners = George E. Steward, 1st Dist.; Frank Hahn, 2nd Dist.; William Branstetter, 3rd Dist. Probate judge = P. A. McCallum. The schedule for P&IN railroad service between New Meadows and Weiser, and then on to Boise via the Oregon Short Line, was list- ed. It gives an idea of just how fast the trains traveled. The train left New Meadows at 8:00 AM, arrived 20 min- utes later at' Tamarack, 40 minutes later at Fruitvale, 20 minutes from there to Council, 30 more to Goodrich, 24 to Cambridge, 23 to Midvale, 30 minutes to Weiser. That's just over 3 1/2 hours to get from New Meadows to Weiser. That would mean the train traveled, if you don't deduct the time spent stopped at each sta- tion, an average speed of about 25 miles per hour. From Weiser to Boise took 3 hrs. 20 min. I'm not sure how many miles of rail lay between those two locations, but by the closest route via mod- em highway it's about 74 miles. That makes the speed of the train, not counting stops, at about 23 mph. People back then thought these were phenomenally quick journeys compared to the several days it took with a horse and wagon. The editor of the Tribune was Frank M'. Roberts. In spite of the fact that Coflncil had just won the election to become the county seat, the masthead of the paper still read, "NEW MEADOWS TRIBUNE-- Destined to be--The Permanent County Seat of Adams County." A few of the names listed in local news: Miss Grace Crowell, Mrs. Oriana Hubbard (both teachers), Cal. R. Hubbard, Mrs. Clay Walker, A. H. O'Leary, and more. George and Victoria Steward of Indian Valley. He was the first elected County Commissioner from Dist. 1. Local businesses (at New Meadows unless otherwise mentioned): Meadows Valley Bank-- George F. Brinson, store at Meadows--The New Meadows News Stand, Herbert Crager, Prop. (All the leading maga- zines, periodicals, daily papers, confectionery, cigars, tobaccos) in the Townsite building in New Meadows--Cash Meat Market, Harvey Knowles, Proprietor-- Loe Bros. General Merchandise--Fred M. Suiter, Contractor and Builder--Balbach Brothers, pine and fire lumber, doors, windows, lath & shingles...largest plant in Adams County-- Hotel Heigho, 52 rooms, electric light, steam heat, baths, strictly modern, will open in a few days-- Coeur d'Or Development Co., Edgar M. Heigho, President--The S. & S. Co. Inc., clothes, gro- ceries and more---Joe Towee's "Little Caf6" and restaurant, fresh oys- ters, fish and crabs--the New Meadows Hotel, Alfred Meyer, Proprietor (3 blocks from RR depot and 1/2 block from first- class restaurant-- Payette Lake House, $2 per day, Lardo--Harry Johnson Carpenter Shop--L.A. Harris, M.D.--R.J. Kennedy, notary public, office and residence in Post Office building--Fred D. Stover, notary public, office in depotIMeyers Bros. & Metz, contractors and builders--The Owl Barber Shop, Clarence LaFay, Prop., everything clean and up-to-date, hot and cold water-- James Kesler, jeweler, watches, clocks, guns, ammunition, cutlery, fishing tackle--Eagle Caf6, C. F. Humprey [sic], Prop., meals served at all hours. The back page of the paper contained a large ad featuring a picture of a Lyon-Taylor piano, with the headline: "How Would This Look In Your Home?" The ad said, "We paid $350 for it. Yours for nothing. Want this piano? It belongs to the person receiv- ing the greatest num- ber of votes in our First Voting Contest. Fill out the Coupon below and nominate yourself or a friend." Second through 5th prizes were also listed, with a total of $1,330 in prizes, all but first prize being $230 to $260 down payments on a new piano. "How to obtain votes: Make your purchases at the S, & S. Co.'s store and get your friends to do likewise. Every dollar purchased in general stock means 200 votes, or, 1000 votes for every dollar in new subscriptions for the New Meadows Tribune, or 500 votes for each doL lar for renewals." In another part of the paper, the people receiving votes so far were tabulated. All were women, listed here from highest to lowest votes: Helen Toney (3,506,810 votes), Mildred Barham, Mrs. Hattie Loe, Francis Frank Hahn--first elected County Commissioner from Dist. 2 Abshire, Don-ls Hubbard, Nora Barnett, Mrs. H. Blackwell, Edith Russell, Lillian O'Leary, Lenore Ferrier, Mrs. Tom McCall, Minnie Clay, Mary Levengood, *Helen Richardson, Hazel Bean (114,000 votes). Judges were listed as Olive M. Highley, Fay R. Richard and Maggie Mathias. *Helen Richardson was the daughter of Steve Richardson, the man who established Tamarack. She mar- ried Jack Broomfield who became the sawmill operations manager. I need to thank sev- eral people who identi- fied the people in last week's picture. The girl is Darlene Watkins (age 16 at the time). She is the daughter of Earl and Vivian Watkins, and is now married to Gene Capps. They, live in Lewiston. The boy is Casey Patoray, the son of the owner of Casey's Corral and after whom the place was named. James Kesler--Jgweler, New Meadows and Council. 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