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THE TIMES i v-' "SC v' u,> ft |P*V '»•Al ? '-Ï > ip , » ■ $ j % I* ■>r ' °>. Remember to VOTE FOR THE BONDS Monday, October 5. Remember to VOTE FOR THE BONDS Monday, October 5. / VOL. IV,' NO. 28 TWIN FALLS, TWIN FALLS COUNTY, IDAHO, THURSDAY. OCTOBER 1, 1908. SUBSCRIPTION $2.00 PER YEAR THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION Supporters of Bryan Divided on Local Option and Mormon Planks—Ticket Nominated * The Democrats of Twin Falls coun- to ty held their county nominating con- to vention in the bustling city of Buhl yesterday afternoon. On the arrival of the train in that little city the dele to H. J. Wall, won in temporary T D Conner, , gates formed in line and headed by the , 'Twin Falls band marched to the Hotel Buhl, where the baud gave a short concert. The Twin Falls delegation imme diately went into caucus to settle their differences which was understood to be the local option plank. The convention turned out to be a cut and dried affair, only one contest coming up for any office, of Twin Falls, and Mrs. T. O. Conner being the 'nominees for the office of county treasurer, Mrs. Connor out on the first ballot, form was adopted as read, without any changes, Mr. Connor of Filer, making a short, but fierce speech in favor of the anti-Mormon plank in which he said that Mr. Dubois may be wrong some things, but was right on the Mor question, and wishing him God speed in the fight he was making. Promptly at 2:30 o'clock the con vention was called to order by P. H. Smith, chairman of the county central committee, who called upon W. A. Bab cock to read the call for the conven tion. Nominations chairman was then called for and W. E. Nixon of Twin Falls, was elected by acclamation as was W. P. Shinn of Buhl, for temporary secretary. On motion the following committees were appointed : Committee on Credentials—J. Twin Falls; I ' / I, / The plat man \ for W. Craven, Filer; John Osborn, Twin Falls; Jacob fc, Shank, Buhl; John Graf, Maroa. Committee on Rules and Order of Business—E. A. Wyatt, Buhl; J. J. Pilgerrim, Twin Falls; J. E. Davies, Twin Falls; J. A. Young, Filer; Dr. D. P. Albee, Buhl. On motion the committee on resolu tions was to consist of one delegate from each precinct in the county, the member to be selected by the delegates from the precinct. The committee is as follows: Buhl— P. H. Monahan. Kimberly— F. M. Kendall. Hansen—George Washington. Murtaugh—None. Castleford—None. Milner—A. J. Henry. , ,, Twin Falls, No. 1—Glen P. McKinley. Twin Falls, No. 2—W. A. Babcock. Twin Falls, No. 3— H. M. Hall. Twin Falls, No. 4— Dr. W. E. Pike. Rock Creek—L. Hansen. Mario—E. J. Malone. Butte—None. Filer—James Fitzgerald. Roseworth— C. G. Conover. Three Creek—None. A recess was then taken pi Hi until 4 o'clock to allow' the committees time f l I, . Conservative Things m % ê M •i i % r : I mM Ü ■ji ft n G , - ^ It; F ss For older men -snappy styles for the juniors. That real cus tom-made look of class at ready-made prices :: m I V t m vTWS l/V M mm L - . J 1 Qjll i! jrîtf r$l i . / M li* », m r v; ? m > L Iff fe - 4 y ! i i $ is ÉÉi IpÉ il K tt <( > 's •/ r M i I Copyright 190t by ELDRIDGE'S to report. The convention was called to order promptly at the time ap pointed and the committee on rules and order of business recommended that the temporary organization be made permanent. W. E. Nixon declined to serve as chairman and Dr. W. F. Pike was elected in his place. W. P. Shinn was made permanent secretary. The committe on order of business reported as follows: 1. Report of credentials committee. 2. That the temporary organization be made permanent. 3. Report of committee on resolu tions. 4. Nominations of county officers. 5. Appointment of county central committee. The committee on credentials re ported the following delegates entitled to seats in the convention Twin Falls, No. 1— W. E. Nixon, Glen P. McKinley, Kennedy Packard, J. W. Craven, P. H. Holohan, J. J. Pilgerrim. Twin Falls, No. 2—C. M. Smith, W. A. Babcock, C. H. McCauley, John N. Claar, Joseph Fix, John Costello. Twin Falls, No. 3—Frank Osborn, Geo. H. Smith, John E. Davies, Willard Wyatt, H. M. Hall, Frank Benoitt. Twin Falls, No. 4— Dr. W. F. Pike, D. R. Guild, P. H. Smith, A. S Batty, H. Smallhausen. Filer— T. D. Conners, James A. Young, W. P. Shinn, H. G. Munyon, G. H. Erdman. Maroi—John Graf, Elmer Guibert, R. W. Gamble, E. J. Malone, Dan Turnip seed, Luther Malone. Buhl—Ed Larsen, M. D. L. Barstow, E. A. Wyatt, P. W. Monahan, W. O. Buel, D. P. Albee, J, M. Shank, A. V. Mounce, J. W. Faris, O. G. Chamber lain a of of J. is Roseworth— G. C. Conover. Milner—A. J. Henry, Jas. H. Ben nett. Rock Creek—L. Hansen, M. W. John son, H. T. Larsen, Frank Bower. The report of the committee on reso lutions was then read and was adopted as a whole by the convention, a good deal of hand clapping and cheering be ing given to some of the planks as they were read. The platform is as fol lows : We, the Democratic party of Twin Falls county, in convention assem bled, herewith presents to the voters of this county, greetings: We call your attention to the nation al democratic platform with its un equivocal stand on all public questions in favor of the working classes as against predatory combinations, in contradiction to that of the Republican party with its evasive straddling of vital public questions and its repudia tion of the president's most progres sive policies. We ask your support in electing to the presidency of the Unit ed States that remarkable educator of 4 the people, William Jennings Bryan, whose Imitators in public are many but whose equal does not exist in pub lic life today; whose every principle enunciated today becomes despite all ridicule the nation's guide tomorrow. We endorse the Democratic state ticket; we condemn the Republican party of this state as a party of dou ble-dealing and broken promises; they have endorsed for United States sena tor a man twenty years behind the progressive spirit of the times—a man who opposes local option, the direct primary and other needed reforms but whom they have not the moral courage to reject as a candidate; they have nominated for office men whom even the leading Republican paper of the state denounces as utterly unfit; in the recent convention they disregarded entirely the instructions of their con stituents in the selection of a candi date for congress; they broke every important pledge made to the people two years ago ; and we ask you to con sider how hollow is their pretense that they will fulfill any pledge they make this year. Believing that church domination In politics is a living issue in southern Idaho, and a vital danger to the wel fare of our state, we condemn the Re publican party in state and county for its willing and complete subserviency to the polygamous and vicious Mor mon hierarchy of Salt Lake and in county convention assembled call upon you to stand by us in our guarantee that our legislative ticket will use all honorable means to destroy the bane ful influence of that treasonable or ganization whenever possible. We favor the Oklahoma guarantee banking law; an effective local option law and an anti-pass law; we believe in the Oregon primary system and de mand its enactment in Idaho. Whereas, as the law now exists in the state of Idano, the state board of land commissioners is the final arbi ter upon all questions properly coming before it and there is no right of ap peal to the courts from its final deci sion upon any such matter, we demand the passage by the next legislature of such laws as will give the right of ap peal from the final decision of the state land board to the proper courts, upon all ouestions involving the rights to property. We favor the enactment of such leg islation as will create a lailwav.and warehouse commission and give to the commission so created full powers in all matters affecting transportation: we urgently recommend the passage of a law granting a right of wav for the carrying away of waste water from irrigated land. Recognizing the astounding incom petency of much of the present county administration in its conduct of the taxpayers' business; in interests, and realizing that some of the county officers have been consid ered a private snap rather than a public trust, we pledge our county commissioners to see to it that the various county officials give the time and attention requisite to fulfill the duties of their respective offices. In opposition to the Republican county ticket whose personel appeals so lit tle even to their own party that 24 of their 53 delegates in convention assem in of in of sen. City, bled voted that it was not worthy to endorse, we present our ticket for your approval. Next in order was the nomination of the county ticket, and is as follows: State Senator—John E. Davis, Twin Falls. Representative— J. H. Falls. Treasurer—Mrs. T. Maroa. District Clerk—Passed. Assessor—James L. Barnes, Han Day, Twin Connèr, Sheriff— C. W. Dyer, Twin Falls. County Attorney— P. W. Monahan, Buhl. Probate Judge—W. J. Smith, Twin Falls. Surveyor— C. H. Burton, Twin Falls. Coroner— Dr. W. F. Pike, Twin Falls. Superintendent of Schools—A. E. Wyatt, Buhl. Commissioner, District No. Hansen, Rock Creek. Commissioner, District No. 2—J. J. Pilgerrim, Twin Falls. Commissioner, District No. 3— W. P. Shinn, Buhl. The county central committee were empowered to place on the ticket two justices of the peace and one con stable for each precinct in the county. The following county central com mittee was elected by the delegates for their respective precincts: Hansen— F. E. Griswold. Rock Creek-— H. P. Larsen. Filer— H. G. Munyon. Roseworth— G. C.' Conover. Twin Falls, No. 1—Glen P. McKin 1—L. ley. Twin Falls. No. 2—W. A. Babcock. Twin Falls, No. 3— G. H. Smith. Twin Falls. No. 4—A. S. Baty. Buhl— M. D. L. Barstow. Maroi—John Graf. Kimberly—J. N. Kindall. Milner—D. O. Loneenberger. Murtaugh— W. H. Emanuel. Butte—Ira Rraggert. The convention then adjourned and the delegates from the east, end of the county made a grand rush for the train in order to get to their homes, seeming to be well pleased with the candidates they had nominated. McC'OKNICK BANK CHANGES. Twin Falls Rank and Trust Company Formed With Increased Capital. At a meeting of the stockholders of the Twin Falls Bank & Trust com pany today the affairs of the McCor nick & Co. bank in this city were turn ed over to the former corporation in to which the Pioneer bank has become merged. At the same meeting the new banking corporation elected the fol lowing officers: President— W. S. MeCornick, Salt Vice President—Fred A. Voigt, Twin Falls. Cashier— C. B. Wilfley, Twin Falls. Assistant Cashier— C. J. Hahn, Twin Falls. The board of directors will be com posed of the above named gentlemen, together with Frank D. Kimball and Dr. Truman O. Boyd, y The new bank will operate under the same general business lines as did MeCornick and company, but with in creased capitalization, the increase doubling the former capitalization of $50,000. Besides having the strong and conservative backing of W. S. MeCor nick, the following local business men have taken stock in the bank and have added to its strength by so doing: W. S. MeCornick, A. C. Milner and F. D. Kimball, Salt Lake City, Utah; C. B. Wilfley, F. A. Voigt, I. B. Perrine, Dr. T. O. Boyd, F. II Smith, H. O. Mil ner, Ed. Williams, Robert McCollum, P. B. Johnson, C. E. Booth, Thomas Costello, John Henderson, C. M. Hill, H. A. Stroud, W. P. Guthrie, Henry Wall, Urban Tracy, L. Pettit, Chester Baird, A. McPherson, Mark Coffin, A. N. Sprague, J. McMillan, C. A. Tush, Robert Rogerson, J. W. Craven, R. C. Beach, M. M. Murtaugh, E. C. Layer ing and Earl Hood, of Twin Falls. As the above list shows the Twin Falls Banking and Trust company will be able to more effectively parry on the splendid work which the former company has been doing for the tract since its inception. Mr. MeCornick stands at the head of the Salt Lake bankers and his name as president in sures stability. Mayor Voigt has the reputation of being one of the most conservative business men of the city, and his name on the directorate should be reassuring to the friends and pa trons of the bank. Mr. Wilfley, who replaces Frank Kimball as cashier, is a stranger to the people of this city, but he comes to this community en. dorsed by no less an institution than the National Bank of Commerce of Kansas City, where he was cashier for a number of years. Mr. Hahn has been with the MeCornick as assistant ever since the early days and needs no introduction to the business men who ha've watched his efficient work. Mr. Kimball, who retires as cashier has not, however, transferred any of his loyalty to the Twin Falls tract, and he will still remain as one of the very efficient board of directors. Mr. Kim ball during his sojourn In this city har done a great deal toward the upbuild ing of the public facilities and has al ways stood for the best interest of thr town and tract, a great deal more than he has been given credit for. Dr. Boyd has too many friends in the city and or the tract to need any comment, but never the less his friends are pleased to see his name on the board of di rectors and feel that that name add» to the strength of the whole. DOOST FOR THE COURT HOUSE Rousing Meeting Held at Buhl Saturday to In form Voters of Conditions A party of Twin Falls people went to Buhl last Saturday to visit with the Buhlites and talk over the court house proposition. On arriving at Buhl the party went at once to the opera house, and the meeting was called to order by Dr. Albee, who announced that owing to a meeting later of the trustees, no time should be wasted, but that the opinions of the different ones present should be expressed in order that the views of all might be known. Mr. West was called upon. There was quite a dem onstration when he came forward to speak. He said : "Mr. Chairman: The committee can ed on me a couple of days ago to make some figures from the records in the auditor's office. The records in the auditor's and assessor's offices were used in preparing this statement, and give the figures of the comparative as sessments and the amounts contribut ed by the different localities. The committee red-penciled the article pretty heavily, but I told them that I thought that the whole should be pre sented. They met me with the state ment that, the figures show that Buhl is receiving funds, greatly out of pro portion to the amount contributed to the support of the cortnty. The figures show that the county east of Twin Falls is contributing the largest amount of money, which is expended in your part of the county (that is, the largest amount in excess of what you taxpayers contribute to the support of the county) on roads and bridges, and that this money (East End money) is sent to the West Eend, and that you spend it. I make this explanation so that there may be no misunderstand ing. We have no objections to make. We built our roads and bridges, and we paid for them out of our own pock ets. You could not help us, because your property was not assessable. That condition was natural, and we have nothing to say. But we have been spending our money out here, and now why should you object to spending a few dollars of your money when you will get the benefits in pro portion to the amount you contribute? "Now the part of the which I prepared and which was red penciled, I am going to give to you, because this will show you better than I could off-hand. The levy as fixed for the coming year is $2.10; that is, $2.10 on every $100.00 of valuation; but only 60c on every hundred dollars of assessed valuation is for the general expenses of the county, which includes all salaries of officers, and clerk hire, all court expenses, including jurors and witness fees, and mileage, and the maintenance of the county poor, which item alone is between two and three thousand dollars. "I want you to know where the county's money is going, so I will tell you that the commissioners in fixing the levy for 1908, used the following figures as a basis: Amount necessary for cur rent expenses . Twin Falls Co.'s proportion of the state tax. To be expended on roads and bridges . (This item was figured low because the county now has on hand some $7,000 worth of lumber and steel cul vert pipe which has been paid for out of the resources of 1907, but is avail able for use in connection with the levy of 1908, making the total estimat ed expenditure for roads and bridges during the coming year, $22,000.) "The statutes require the commis sioners to make a school levy of five mills, or more; and the minimum amount was levied for that purpose, which will raise for our schools $21, 675. Two and one-half mills were levied to raise funds to take up out standing warrants, which outstanding warrants represent the cost of setting up the county in housekeeping, or the unusual expenses in organizing the county, such as office fixtures and fur niture, record books to the amount of $3,000, etc. The amount raised by this levy for warrant redemption is $13,000, making a total to be raised for all pur poses of $99,362.93, of which amounts only $25,750 is for the conduct of the county business and all of the county offices, salaries and expenses, the court expenses, and the maintenance of the county poor. These figures will show how small the increase by reason of this bond issue will be; that is, that allowing for the rent now paid for the county offices, only $4,150 additional would have to be raised on account of the interest on the bonds, which would be about one mill levy in addition to the levy found necessary this year, or in other words, if the bonds were now issued, and we were paying Interest on them, it would have been necessary to make the levy $2.11 instead of $2.10. or an increase taxation of less than one half of one per cent. "This is a proposition in which every locality should be equally interested and equally willing to bear their pro portion of the expense. There seems L o be a sentiment prevailing in the West End of the county that the voting if the bonds would be a direct benefit o Twin Falls and vicinity, in which elve an equal share. This Is an er jeneflt the West End would not re of statement $25,750.00 23,937.93 15,000.00 roneous idea. If every one looked at matter in this way, the country east of Twin Falls would have just cause for complaint in the expenditure the road moneys for the past year. The records of the auditor's office show that there was expended the past year the sum of $20,033.46 on roads, of which amount Buhl district received $7,085.96, or about qne-third of the total amount expended in the entire county, when this district is one of the seventeen road districts in the county. Now, out of $20,000 received and expended for roads, Buhl contri buted one-sixteenth and received over one-third. This is an actual fact. The five road districts east of Twin Falls received less than half this amount the five districts combined, or an average less than one-tenth the amount to each district, and if the line reasoning mentioned was a proper argument, the residents of the East End would have just complaint against the Buhl district in the expenditure of their moneys. There is no county in the state that is more in need of an adequate court house, than Twin Falls county, and no county in which such large volume of business is being transacted and it is absolutely neces sary that the records of the county in which such a large volume of busi ness is being Transacted should be properly cared for and protected, and the amount asked'for, for this purpose will be necessary to provide an im provement in keeping with the growth and demand of the county. "Now we have our roads and bridges, and while you did not help us pay for them, it is right that we should con tribute to the building of your roads and bridges; but on the other hand, it is just as right, and just as just, that you should help us in properly hous ing the records of the entire county. Twin Falls district is taxed on a valua tion of $1,696,306, while Buhl district is taxed on a valuation of $367,867. In other words, Twin Falls when paying interest on these bonds will contribute $6.00, where Buhl contributes $1.00. I give you these figures in order to show you that Twin Falls is still bearing the burden. 1 do believe it is in the power of Buhl 'to defeat the bonds. Now, what I want to bring to your atten tion is the injustice of using your power for that purpose. If you were all on the tax roll and all bearing the burden equally, there would be no ob jection to using your votes as you saw fit. But as the taxpayers of Twin Falls have been bearing the burden of the larger proportion of the county's taxes for sometime, it seems to me an in justice to the taxpayers in the East End to use your votes at this time to defeat this proposition, because they have been bearing the burden hereto fore. "I think the fact is pretty well known that the office we occupy is very much crowded. I am now piling books on the vault floor. We have a vault 6x6. We have no room to move around in, even. There is no more room available in the building. Every available shelf is now occupied by record books. We have now 87 books,, with shelf room for 80, and 1 had to order three more yesterday. The vault in w'hich they are kept is nothing more than a brick closet, partly built out on a board floor, and would fall if the wood work of the building burned. Every property owner in the county is entitled to protection for the county records, which means protection to every property owner In the councy. Your property is worthless if you have no title to it, and the records in the office of the county recorder is your title. The roconlr of the county are growing at phe ome.ual rate and the '•ccordei is at present taxed to the limit to Oud accommatdations (such ns (lie arc I 'or the records. This count'. ,.g more instruments each nontii 1 .an a: > two of the la r gest counties in 1 , r state combined. Ther: were 3.817 instruments filed for reco d luring the last three months, or an average of 55 instruments for each working day. This volume of busi ness wil continue to increase for some time, and this county will be at a cor responding disadvantage in transact ing the public business. As a matter of business, as a matter of economy, and as a matter of safety, there never has been in the history of Idaho, a greater demand for the building of a court house." (Applause.) Dr. Geo. L. Crocker, one of the com missioners, was next called. He said : "Mr. Chairman: I can sanction what Mr. West has said as to the amount of business dope. I know his Is < " (i.r (Continued On Page 3.) Of Interest to Farmers. Twin Falls. Idaho, Sept. fit. IMS. Mr. Irving R. Dhrow, Secretary Twin Falls Canal Association, Twin Falls. Idaho. Dear Slrt After October Slat, IMS, and nntll the commencement ef the ir rigation season af INI, we shall net rnn any water la ear eaaals «alésa satisfactory arraagemeats an Made reimbarse as for east of trials» opera tion. loan trnly, TWIN FALLU LAUD * WATER CO» I» By Fred A. Folgt, fleeretary.