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VOL. 36. NO. 20. CALDWELL, IDAHO, FRIDAY, MAY 9, 1919 WEEKLY, $2.00 PER YEAR. IRK COM MMfKPira Utterance» Denounced as Treason able—Caldwtdli Meeting JVoices Sentiment of Soldiers Veterans of the world war at a mass meeting held in Caldwell Sat urday evening last denounced and condemned the "Non-Partisan" news paper published at Nampa in unmeas ured terms. Utterances of the news paper in question were condemned as treasonable and every American citi ien who loves his country is asked to repudiate the utterances and the news paper that gave them voice. The meeting Saturday evening was attended by 30 Canyon County World War Veterans' association. The meeting was called for the express purpose of passing upon the attitude of the Nampa Non-Partisan news paper. Resolutions Adopted The resolutions adopted Saturday evening in this city were as follows: "We, the World War Veterans of Canyon county, in meeting as sembled, wish to direct the atten tion of all patriotic citizens of Canyon county and of the state of Idaho to the editorial utterances in the newspaper nublished at Nampa by the Non-Partisan league, called the Idaho Free Press. This newspaper has on numerous occasions published ar ticles which are in our opinion, grossly inflamatory and Socialis tic. Sheds Tears for Debs "It has shed tears over the im prisonment of Eugene V. Debs and his associates. It has at tempted the defense of the un thinkable Rusian marriage sys tem, thereby insulting American womanhood. And now, in the May 2 issue, in an article entitled 'Bombs and Free Speech' it at tacks the courts of our country and implies that the government for which 60,000 American sol diers have just laid down their lives is so tyrannical as to make mob violence and bomb throwing a natural result. "We consider this editorial es pecially an attack upon our gov ernment that should be repudiat ed in no uncertain terms by every real American This association takes pride in publiclv voicing its condemnation and abhorrence not only of the utterances themselves hut of everyone sanctioning or tolerating their publication. In Flanders Fields "We, ourselves, will do every thing within our power to com bat such sinister influences and call on everv loyal American to assist us. Such efforts of any man to bring into disrepute our government is a violation of faith with those who 'Sleep in Flanders Fields.' "Copies of this resolution, with clippings attached, will be sent to headquarters of our national or ganization and to the secretaries of all veterans' associations in the state of Tdaho and otherwise give it as wide publicity as possible." Motion to adopt the resolution was made bv Frank Meek after it had been read and it was promptly seconded b v Oeorge Tndd. The resolutions were approved by unanimous vote. Federal Investigation Begun The United States government is making an investigation from the standpoint of the federal espionage act of the activities of the Co-Opera tive Publishing companv of Namoa with a view to ascertaining whether or not such activities will necessitate federal prosecution, and much of the information gathered so farjs now before the United States department of justice at Washington, D C . ac cording to J. L. McClear, United States attorney. Prosecution of anv violation of the "pinnage act cannot be commenced hv the Boise office of the department of iustice. savs Mr. McClear. until all facts and evidence are laid before the department at Washington, which de cides whether such facts Justify iu "icial action. Exclusion Being Considered Another matter which the irovern nient is taking up is the probable ex fhtsion from the mails of the publica tion which aroused the Nampa cltl *ens to take action Friday demanding the discharge of the editorial staff of the Idaho Free Press. It Is under stood that a copv of tbr issue of Fri day niornln? containing the editor'-»' Bombs and Free Sneech" hss nl readv been sent to Washln-rton f« v Its opinion on the matter. Business Men Aroused "ampa business men are inclined to '•jke a stand that advertising ostra cism should be generally emnlov-d until such tlmt> as the publication clearlv indicates that |t will no Ion" fr ""'dish editorials of the nntr"-' which the series culmina tin ir I" .t v " • ', ' Issue defended the us« of "omhs to secure the rieht of "fre« 'Peech " W IT Schölts, manager of the Non «"»« dailv. announced Saturda mornmij th»t he would t#t-e no ac tion when the petition which «■«< br <ng circulated In Nampa by G A R veterans requesting the immediate discharge of those responsible for the appearance of the editorials which are held to savor of anarchy was present ed to officials of the paper. Apologize For Nothing My answer," he said, "appears in the Idaho Free Press in the Saturday morning edition." He referred to a recapitulation of the editorial which had so incensed Nampa readers, businessmen and stockholders and a lengthy explana tory article which summarized their stand with the statement: "We apolo gize for nothing it contains We re tract nothing." WELL KNOWN CALDWELL YOUNG LADY MARRIED Miss Hazel Harrington and Mr. Al vis A. Davis United in Wedlock Monday Evening Miss Hazel M. Harrington and Mr. Alvis A. Davis were married at the home of Dr and Mrs. F E. Springer, Monday evening at 7 o'clock. Dr Springer performed the ceremony which was witnessed by the immediate relatives. Miss Harrington is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Harrington. She is a graduate of the Caldwell public schools and later a teacher in our schools. She is a popular, highly re spected young lady and has any num ber of friends in this city. Mr. Davis is a promising young man of Beros, California: an honor ably discharged soldier and apparent ly a splendid young man in every re spect. Mr and Mrs Davis will make their home at Beros. The best wishes of the community accompany Mr. and Mrs Davis to their new home and through out their lives. Waldorf Astoria The lobby and dining room of the Hotel Waldorf Astoria will he brought to the auditorium of the CaWege of Idaho for one night only, Wednesday, May 14th. Some of the best talent in south ern Idaho will appear in a superfine cabaret program. Miss Atla Elmer of Nampa, Ida., wonderful young music al prodigy who was a protege of the late Madame Nordica, will appear in original piano compositions Other artists are Mrs. P. A. Boulton of the faculty of the College of Idaho: Miss Uldine Gartin, soprano; Miss Celia Flemons, mezzo soprano; Miss Veda .Tones, impersonator: Miss Margaret King, closely affiliated with the col lege, will be seen in pantominme: Miss Ruth Boulton, contrilto; Miss Ada Lee, impersonator: Mr. R. G Hall barvtone. Mr. Hall was formerly with the DeKoven Opera company. Other artists will be announced by means of posters laters. Admission to the hotel will be grant ed for 25c. The latest New York ices will be served throughout the even ing for 10c and up. Charming wait resses and dignified waiters will in sure splendid service and special tables for theater parties, etc.. may be reserved by telephone until Tuesday evening at 7:30 p. m. Call Mr. John Moore, No 80. Wedding Bells On Wednesday evening, April 30. a quiet wedding was solemnized at the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Lowry at 709 Dearborn street, when Rev. F. L. Cook spoke the words that linked the lives of Delos McFarland and Anna Denerline. Only a few intimate friends witness ed the ceremony, after which a wed ding supper was served. The happy couple left amid a show er of rice on No 19 to visit the groom's mother, who resides at White Bird. Idaho. Miss Denerline is a charming young lady of the younger set, having lived in Caldwell nearly all her life. Mr. McFarland had made his home with Mr. and Mrs Lowrv for some time previous to responding ^o the call to the colors. Being under the draft age he enlisted in Tune, 1918, and served his country bv being on guard duty on the Tsthmus of Pana ma at Gatun. He was honorably dis charged at Fort Russell, Wvo., ri mming to Caldwell late in April. Both have a host of friends who wish them well on the sea of life. STALKING PROFITEERS RITTER'S JOB . Getting prices down Is^tRla nan's Job. It la W. II. Ritter» chairman of tha prie« conference committee, whoaa task it to to recommend to tha government what prlcaa shall ba paid för prin cipal commodities during tha re adjustment period... PlCKIN SIDENT - « X A i VOOHMWU WH-TAPV REPUBLICAN Political bees are beginning to buss tor the 1910 presidency and already party leaders are looking over tie available timber within their ranks while favorite sons and dark horses trot by In endless rows These Include former President William Howard Taft as a candidate for the Republican nomination, with President Wilson a possible ôpponent on the Democratic ticket. This to the first of a series on "Picking the President," which this paper will publish witnin the next few weeks ***************** * LAKE LOWELL * ***************** A surprise housewarming was given Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Vogt at their beautiful new home in Lake Lowell on Thursday evening of last week. About 40 of their old neighbors and relatives from Deer Flat and Lake Lowell came in with' ice cream and cakes. A most enjoyable evening was spent with Mr. and Mrs Vogt. Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Adams were Boise visitors Thursday. Mr. John Blanksma, Miss Irene and mother spent Sunday near Nàmpa, visiting with their brother Pierre Blanksma and family. Mrs. Reed came out from Caldwell Friday to visit her daughter' Mrs. Jim Gragg. Mrs. Reed returned to her home Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. S. H Peters and son. Cleo, were Nampa visitors Saturday afternoon. There was a bad break in the Mora ditch- Sunday afternoon just above Earl Davis' house. Considerable dam age was done before the water could be turned off. A number of men and teams worked all day Monday and Tuesday forenoon repairing the ditch. A bunch of young people motored Kuna cave Sunday afternoon. Those making the crowd were Miss Wilma Sower, Miss Mabel Deihl, Ar dith Scarth,' Vere Sower, Garrett Piatt, Alva and Cleo Peters. Mr. and Mrs. Evart Coon are home again after spending a week with Mrs Coon's parents east of Caldwell. Alva Gragg of Boise was home vis iting his parents Sunday. Mrs. T. M Davis went to Wilder Tuesday. Mr. Davis is now working for Arthur Rees, and Mrs. Davis has gone down to cook for them while Mrs Rees is visiting in the east. Mr. and Mrs. Stoddard Judd. son George, and Mr. and Mrs. C. B Hampson and daughter, Viola, motor ed to Payette Sunday and spent the day with the Beeson family There was a dance at the Les Gib bens home on Saturday evening. Forest Sower and family were down from Wilder Sunday visitjng at the B. W. Sower home. Mrs. Rice of Deer Flat was in Lake Lowell Tuesday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bales and children of Melba, and Mr. Bales' mother of Stockton, Mo,, were guests at the C. C. Gillcn home Sunday and Monday of this week. Mrs, Belle Carr is in Caldwell stay ing at the F. F. Perry home Mr. and Mrs. Jess F.merick spent Sunday in Wilder at the Chas Morti mer home. Mrs. W S. Davis went to Nampa Friday evening, returning to her home Sunday. Lloyd Ross, the 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs, Ross died Sunday morn ing of leakage of the lu-art. Funeral services were held in Caldwell Tues day afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial in Canyon cemetery. Mr. and Mrs Sheets were Caldwell visitors Tuesday Mr. and Mrs. Farl Davis and little daughter and Mr. and Mrs Fred Davis and daughter motored to Wilder Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. G. C. White is able to be around after a few weeks illness. Dewey Walls and Rill O'Har-i of Lone Tree and Jess Fromm, mother and little son. were guests at the W. J, Walls' home Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. McAdams and Mil dred motored to Melba Sunday and visited their daughter. Mrs. Ralph Cooper. Card of Thanks I wish to thank the many friends and neighbors for their kindness and help during the long illness and d?nth of mv husband. Daniel S. Brown, and for the beautiful flowers. MRS. DANTEI. S BROWN* Mr. W. F. Patrick of the Headuuar ters company 363 infantrv left Monday evening for Dillon, Montana, after spending a week with his aunt Mrs. ft. J. Roberts. FIRST O. G. A. CLUB ORGAN IZED IN HIGH SCHOOL The first O. G. A. club was organ ized Friday, April 12th, 1919, with the second year shorthand class of tht commercial department of the Cald well high school as charter members. This club is a worldwide organiza tion. It was started by Robert R Gregg, founder of the Gregg System of Shorthand for the purpose of pro moting and encouraging artistic short hand writing. The qualifications for membership are determined by the passing of a severe test in shorthand by the applicants. This test is issued through the "Gregg Writer," a maga zine devoted to shorthand and pub lished each month. The members of the second year shorthand class took this test and passed 100 per cent strong, which ad mitted them to The Order of Gregg Artists and entitled them to wear the pin of the order Miss Elma Gowey won a bronze medal for the best notes of the lot sent from C. H. S. The members of this club are: Mabel Bal lard. Ferne Boggess, Thurlow Brvant, Wilma Curtis, Robert 'Farrar, Elma Gowey, Glare Mcndenhall, Mvrtle Murphy, Leta Symms, Mary Welsh and Gladys Whiffin. The following officers were elected at the first meet ing: Miss Mabel Ballard, president; Miss Elma Gowey, vice president; Miss Feme Boggess secretary-treas urer. The efforts and enthusiasm of the club advisor, Miss Wilde instruc tor in the commercial department of the high school, is most highly appre ciated by the members. The club has taken part in several demonstrations in which they made a ffine showing. The first one was given before the school board and the student body, the members of the shorthand class writing from 80 to 130 words per minute on new matter They also took part in the commercial contest which was held at the high school building on Saturday, May 3 Clare MendenhMI. Robert Farrer and Flma Gowey of the club were chosen to represent Caldwell high. Among all the other schools that took part in the contest C. H. S. won two first places and one second. The training ob'stned In this de partment fits the students for sponsible positions and many of the studentsare expecting to take up the work this summer. Miss Mabel Ral lard as already accepted the position of stenographer with the firm of Stone & Jackson of this citv The O. G A is a real live orcanizatlon and does much good work for the students It is hoped the club will be continued in the high school after this year TDAHO PIONFFR PASSED AWAY MONDAY AT HOMF Daniel S. Brown, a pioneer of Idaho died at his home in this citv Monday after a long sickness. Mr. Brown died of Bright's disease and complications He had been confined to his home for about six months. Mr. Brown was born in Marion county. Iowa, in 1854 He caine to Idaho in 1875 and eniraged In minine at Atlanta and Rocky Bar. He was a scout under Col. Green in the Indian wars and later engaged in business in Caldwell and afterwards at Boise. Mr Brown was married at Boise in 1889 to Miss Clara Brown who survices him. Deceased is also survived bv a sister. Mrs. Gaylor, and a brother Frank Brown. The funeral services were held Tuesday from the Binford chapel a 3:30 in the afternoon. Interment wa iat Cannon Hill cemetery. Dan Brown, as he was generally known, was a forceful man of affair 1 and had many splendid traits of cha acter. He was charitable and kindly disposed toward the poor and needy at all times. He an Mrs. Brown built and maintained one of the finest homes in Caldwell: were alway neighborly, and did their fair share of good in the world. 300,000 INCHES OF WATER GOING TO WASTE NOW Such Is Boise River Measurement at Notus, May 3rd—Reservoirs Tak ing All They Can There has b een ta H< a "d no end of it of a shortage of water in the Boise valley. Saturday, May 3rd, the water commissioner for the Boise river measured the water going to waste at the Notus wagon road bridge. He found that 300,000 inches were passing that point. Right now the Arrowrock and Deer Flat reservoirs are receiving all the water they can take. The 300,000 inches could be stored as well as not if reseroir capacity existed. ANOTHER TANGLE DEVELOPS AMONG USERS OF WATER Reclamation Service Asks Court to Restrain Farmer From Irrigating Until He Has Paid Delin quent Bill Suit was filed Tuesday by the Unit ed States at Boise against William Hyslop, a rancher of the Deer Flat country, -in which the government seeks to obtain a restraining order against defendant to prevent him from disturbing the headgates on ditches of the Boise project. The government alleges that defendant several years ago cut the locks on certain headgates for the purpose of obtaining water for which he had not filed the necessary application. This controversy is of long stand ing. involving several users of the reclamation water under the Boise project. Last fall, according to Mr. Hyslop, he paid his assessment under protest because of the form that was used. The application was immediate ly sent back to him with a request that he send in another application without the affixed protest but the check which, accompanied the amount was with held Mr. Hyslop refused to forward the application without adding his protest which the reclamation officials refused to accept. . Refuses to Pay Penalty Some time later. Judge F. S. Die trich of the federal court set a stand ard form of application which met all of Mr. Hyslop's objections to the doc ument formerly issued and which Judge Dietrich condemned. Accord ing to his story, promptly upon re ceipt of the new form Mr Hyslop filled it out and sent it in to the rec lamation officials. But in the mean while the penalty of 1 per cent per month which the government regular ly charges delinouent water users had added considerably to Hyslop's ac count. Following this, the service of ficials refunded Mr. Hyslop's payment, asking that he pay the additional pen alty. He refused. Fall to Adjust Matter J. B. Bond and several other recla mation officials, accompanied by the ditch riders of the Deer Flat section called on Hyslop early this week in an effort to adjust the matter. Mr Hyslop persistently refused to pav the penalty for failure to submit an application for water on a form which he believed was working a hardship on himself and other water users. No settlement could be reached. Mr Hyslop demanded water; it was refus ed and he cut the chain to the head gate, taking less than 10 inches of water from the main canal for his property. Reclamation officials could not be reached Thursday evening, but it is understood that this matter has been taken up with the federal officials at Washington and that the local peo ple aTe operating under advices from them. At the Baptist Church Sunday. May 11 At 10 a. m. the Bible school will ap propriately observe Mothers' Day. At 11 a. m. the subject will be "The Mother." Families arc requested to attend and sit together. At 8 p. m the subject will be "Th Relation of a Pastor to His Church." All are cordially invited. Mr. Sturtevant of Colorado Springs, Colo., is visiting his daughter, Mrs. W. H. Tuller, on his way to Seattle, Washington. YANK TRICK NEARLY ? CAPTURED KAISER t Capturing the kaiser during Ike war waa a Yank conceived trick which came nearer execu tion through Yankee daring, than the world aver imagined. Colonel Lake Lee. former senator front Tennessee, with ' four com mis sioned American officers worked their way through Holland and was at the very door of the kal aèr'a quarters at Spa, 'Belgium, when discovered. " MD IHSEIEO IS MR MOID» New Administration in Charge—Only Two Changes in Appointive Offices The city administration changed Monday evening when Mr. Grant Ward was inaugurated as mayor; and Messrs. A. F. Sutton, Frank Moore, Jos. Dickins, H. H. Hayman, F. T. Feuling and S. Ben Dunlap were in stalled as couneilmen, and W. S. Maxey as clerk. Only two changes were made in the appointive officers. Mr. James L Boone was appointed city attorney to succeed Mr Curtis Haydon whose duties as county attor ney would not permit him to con tinue. Mr. Willliam March succeeds Mr. Thos. Dryden as night watchman. The old appointees who will con tinue are: John A. Baker, chief of police; D. D. Campbell, superintend ent of streets, Swain Beatty, superin tendent of water works: F. L. Lock wood, city engineer; Orel Sovereign, chief fire department: Mrs. Orel Sov ereign, city treasurer. The retiring members of the city council are Chas. Sanberg, F R. Mil ler, Amos J Miller, Grant Ward and Fred Mitchell. Compliment to Lilly Administration Mayor Grant Ward paid a fine trib ute to the Lilly administration when he retained practically the entire of ficial family of the retiring mayor, and when he announced that the w.ork' outlined or started by Mr. Lilly and associates would be carried on. The development work at Memorial Park and on the streets and in the water works department will proceed with out interruption or change of plan. The administration immediately got down to business taking hold like men who understood their work, appreci ated their responsibilities and deter mined to give Caldwell a good ad ministration. LET'S GO Coming to the Bungalow theatre, fresh from a tour of the southern states north through California and Oregon, comes one of the cleanest, classiest an'd most modern musical farce comedies ever written Dick Darlintr. stellar comedian, is being featured in the role of Issy Sol oman, which he created in the eastern production, and the cast of principals were chosen with care and disregard for expense. BeloT is a copv of the review of one of the San Francisco dailies: "Let's Go" "Let's go," the girlie-sone show of the Rogers and Noe musical comedy featuring Dick Darling, stellar com edian, today is voted by the general^ public to be the best musical comedy production appearing here within the year. Opening Saturday at the Cas ino, the show played to capacity houses and made such a hit that the continuous show of Sunday was con stantly jammed with a crowd that en cored frequently. The show went across with a snap that is indicative of high class acting. The comedv of Dick Darling was laugh producing. He al ways said the right thi.ig at the right time and he always said it in such .a way as to put it over His appearance was a sign for the exercise of the laugh muscles. The solo numbers were especially well rendered. The chorus of the Dick Darling show was an aggregationof six beautiful darlings who danced and sang their wav to th< niopular vote that the show, all in all is the best one appearing here in a year. At the Rungalow May 9th and 10th. BOND DRIVE LAGS IN CANYON COUNTY Canyon county is $162,000 short of having reached its Victory Loan quota of $620000 according to a state ment issued Wednesday bv Ben Ross, county loan chairman. With but twet days remaining to conclude the drive, every effort is being made by district, city and school district chairmen to raise the minimum. Canvon county banks Wednesday asured Mr. Ross that they would carry bondholders iat the same rat of in terest that the bonds carrv until crons are harvested and farmers have funds sufficient to meet the payments This is expected to rrove an inducement to those few persons who would be un able to meet payments until fall. Parma Is Over Parma is the only district so far to have subscribed its ouota—-$92.000— although several school districts, within regular loan districts, includ ing Notus, Knowlton Heights and pos sihlv Franklin, have also raised their quotas. According to Mr. Ross. Nampa, dis trict is $60.000 short Caldwell dis trict lacks $75000: Wilder, $15,000: and Middleton, $12.000. Heroic 'efforts are being made by busines men both here ond in Nampa to raise the district quotas. Solictiors have gone into the field both Wednesday and Thursday and the work will be pushed until the last minute of the campaign. Nampa and Caldwell, city districts, both show considerably higher per centages of returns than do the rural communities though both lack con siderable of having raised their al loted amount.