M THE HOME STRETCH
in the Times Great Christmas Contest Nearing End of Raçe
Will Cross Wire Next Wednesday Night at 10 p. m.
The last week of the contest has started and the candi lates realize more
than ever the necessity of not allowing one of the remaining days to go by
without securing as many subscriptions as possible.
SUBSCRIPTIONS MEAN YOTES.
And votes mean prize winners, but it is the contestants who get most of
these votes who will get the prizes and the time is now very short in which to
W1I0 WILL WIN THE PIANO.
That is the question agitating the minds of most of the people in the
territory covered by this paper. There are very few readers of the Times but
who have their favorite in the race, and the progress of the different candi
dates is being followed from week to week.
It will be but a very few days when the winners of the different valuable
prizes will be made known, and until that time it is up to the candidates to get
in and make every moment count.
These people who are watching the race so closely, and are interested in
your ultimate success, will do all in their power to assist you along, up until
the very last moment, and if they see that you may still n^ed a few votes to
make you more secure at the last moment they will give you their support.
But there is one thing that you must do to secure this support so essential
at the end, and that it to keep on the move all the time yourself until the end
of the race; do this and show your friends how anxious you are to win, and
that is the time you will get this help, at the close, but if you for a moment
give up your race, and think that you already have sufficient votes to win,
that is the time that your friends are going to lose interest in you and your
success and their support will be given to some one else.
So keep up the race until the very end and show those who are cheering
you on to victory that you are in the race to win.
The standing of the candidates remains about the same, most of the ladies
apparently prefering to hold back their votes and are building up a reserve in
preference to making a big score in the paper. This is in many respects an
excellent course to pursue as it gives no one the advantage of knowing how
many votes you may have held back, and makes the race more exciting.
You may thing that you have enough votes to win and those of your
friends who know your strength may think likewise, but there is no telling
how many votes your opponent may have up her sleeve, and when the end ar
rives they are very likely to give you a big surprise.
Never think that you have enough to win but keep on the move after more
all the time.
WITH LESS THAN A WEEK.
Remaining before the final count of the contest and the contestants and
their friends' working hard, the excitement at the close promises to be in
tense, and this is the time that the candidates must make as much of an in
KIIIBERLY BOOSTERS LAY W ALKS.
Every Knocker a Booster for Better
Kimberly, Ida., Dec. 16th, 1908.
Kimberly is chuckful of knockers
this week. Every morning has seen
them coming down to Main street, each
with his little hammer. They are also
boosters, for they are giving their ser
vices free to a good cause, namely,
sidewalks. Everybody who posBlbly
could took a hand in the work. Geo.
Batty forgot all about his "rheumatix"
and got in the game. Rev. Archer
holds the record to date for largest
number of nails driven. Justice of the
Peace Kendall had him tied for the
place, but got set back on account of a
foul—some of his nails did not hit the
stringer. Next Saturday will be La
Mr. and Mrs. W. McCreary are both
able to be about again after a severe
spell of sickness.
Kimberly is taking on metropolitan
airs, with two shows, a dance and en
tertainment in one week.
Santa Claus sent a carload of cin
ders to Kimberly which will be con
verted into a sidewalk near the depot.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Prothers are
here from Minidoka, visiting with his
mother, Mrs. Susan Prothero. They
intend staying until after the holidays.
The family of Martin Sullivan are
looking forward to Christmas day with
unusual pleasure. They expect to get
moved into their flue new house by
Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Wright, who re
cently sold their ranch, Farview, a
mile east and soutn of Kimberly, are
now visiting at their old home in Bar
aboo, Wisconsin. They will return in
. 'jj>t price of jack rabbits
" . noimd "on foot" one
..wvwjsvn». r. o»ißh and
dropped to 3c
day this week, when Jto
bis Colorado friends got after
with their automatics,
twenty-one in about as many minutes.
Joseph N. Clyde and his bride
back from their eastern honey
moon trip. They are stopping tempor
arily with Mrs. Clyde's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Joe Newbiy, until such time
their house can be fitted up for
Mr. Glover, who lives on the Cran
dall place northeast of Kimberly, is
dally expecting his daughter and son
in-law, Mr. and Mrs. 8. S. Shaw, who
their way from Colorado.
are now on
Mr. Shaw is bringing In a carload or
stock and machinery, which he will
take to his ranch on the North Side.
Word comes from Mr. and Mrs. C. C.
Parks, who left last spring for Cali
fornia, that they have finally located at
Modesto. They like it there very much
and have purchased a home near the
city limits of that city. They expect
soon to be joined by the parents of
Mrs. Parks, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Bies
meler, who left here for Payette a
short time ago.
The enterta'nment and box supper
given by the Ladies Aid society of the
church last Friday night proved high
ly successful. The program consisted
of recitations by the Misses Wheat and
Clyde, Mrs. Rice and Rev. Archer,
-music by the Kendall-Holferty quar
tette. and a rip-roaring farce by
Mrssrf Carley, Zuch and Rice. The
..|UH mn auctioned off by Mr. Zach,
0bom duties were made very easy, due
to the fact that the ladies had decided
to place a top limit on the prices of
the boxes at the bargain counter rate
of $1.50 each. As there were many
hungry buyers present, the boxes and
their contents were quickly disposed
of. The proceeds, amounting to $72.65,
was all clear gain for the church, as
everything, including the use of the
hall and electric light, was donated to
Miss Tilley came up from the home
stead near Rock Creek where she has
been living with her parents since last
spring, and is putting in the week get
ting acquainted with her brother, E.
W. Tilley. When Mr. Tilley left his
parental home in Iowa sixteen years
ago to look for the setting sun, he gave
a parting kiss to his little Bix month's
old sister. He did not accomplish the
object of his search, so he did not go
back, but instead induced his parents
to come out here to live. They of
course, brought their daughter with
them, now a fine young lady and sweet
sixteen. Mr. Tilley feels proud of his
big sister. Miss Tilley has not been
here long enough yet to get inbued
with the charms of the west, but thinks
she will like it better when all those
little oak trees grow up.
Notwithstanding ihe mud and the
poor condition of the roads, the haul
ing of grain to the mill and elevator
and of baled hay for shipment, still
continues to a remarkable extent. It
now requires four norses to handle
what would ordinarily be considered a
two-horse load. This condition of af
fairs presents a problem in transpor
tation which should not be overlooked.
Under present conditions a ton is a
pretty good haul for the average team.
Supposing the farm is three miles
from the station, which is perhaps
near the average distance, the farmer
can be hustling haul two loads with a
single team. Granting that $4.50 per
day is a fair price for man and team it
will cost the farmer ten cents per hun
dred to get his grain to the station or
'vjucth as much as is asked by
* r haul it from here to
this cost could easily be
half, effecting a saving of 25 to 75 dol
lars yearly to every farmer. The pro
blem is: Which end of the transpor
tation proposition should have the
most attention? While our commercial
clubs and newspapers are training
their guns on the railroad, would it
not be a good time to shoot a few holes
into our antequated system of main
taining wagon roads? Kimberly dis
trict is now without a road overseer,
and a plow and three scrapers are
about the only available tools to work
with. There don't seem to be many
who are willing to flil the vacancy.
HE WAS THANKFUL.
Willie was very proud of his first
pants. That night when he said his
prayers, he said. "Dear God, I am
thankful to say I have on pants now."
Money to loan on improved farms
near Twin Falls. Henry J. Wall.
Wednesday night, Dec. 23, at ten p.
m„ the Times' contest will close. You
may have thought of assisting one of
the candidates to win one of the
prizes, If so do it now.
Money to loan on improved farms
near Twin Falls. Henry J. Wall.
crease in their respective standings as they possibly can. With the contest
starting in on the home stretch it behooves each and every candidate to make
the most of the remaining time.
Not only yourself, but your friends who have helped you generously and
with the idea that through your efforts and energetic work you would come
out the winner, will feel sorely disappointed in you if you are not victorious.
Put in a little extra effort and energy the'next few days, as it will be all over
December 23, and you will be sorry that you did not obtain a few more thou
sands of votes to outclass your nearest competitor. Do it now, do not wait
until you lose and then lament the past, but secure every subscription that you
The standing of the candidates ns they appear in the paper today will he
the same until the Huai counting und tabulating of the votes Wednesday even
ing. No more votes will be counted until the judges open the ballot box for the
All vote certificates that have already been issued must be in the ballot box
at the Times oftice by ten o'clock Wednesday night, otherwise they will not be
Although if a cnmlidate Is in the oftire before ten o'clock and she cannot be
walled on at tiiat time, votes will be allowed, votes to be cast ns soon as Is
Just so long ns a candidate Is in the office by ten o'clock votes will be Is
sued on all subscriptions turned In by her, but it would be wise not to wait
until the last moment.
The Times' grand Xmas contest will close Wednesday 'night, and it is up to
the candidates now. It is simply a case of hustle from now until the end—
not the bitter end, for everyone can see that the prizes are real. They are
there for some one to secure.
Will it b you? That is for you to say.
Comply with the rules, never say die, and the work will be rewarded with
the prize. Do not forget that the beautiful Tryber piano must go to some one.
Why not you?
BARGAINS IN YOTES.
A special schedule of votes will be given Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
on all subscriptions.
These days are called Bargain Days and while this offer will not eqnal
the special offer of double votes given last week, however, the offer is snch
that unless you do your very best to win even now, your competitor may even
yet win out unless yon turn In as many subscriptions as you possibly can.
During the last three days of the contest, Monday, Tuesday and Wednes
day, BARGAINS in votes will he given.
RATE ON POTATOES REJECTED.
Inter-state Commerce Commission Re
fuses 40-cent Rate.
Agent D. E. Sullivan received word
Tuesday from General Freight Agent
Reeves that the rate on potatoes to
Spokane, which went into effect No
vember 30th, giving the farmers of
this tract a rate of 40 cents a hundred
on carload lots, has been turned down
by the inter-state commerce commis
sion, to whom the Short Line had sub
mitted the schedule for approval. The
date of its rejection was December 7th,
and from that date the old rate of 79
cents becomes operative.
The traffic department did not give
a reason for the adverse decision on
the part of the commission.
JAMES JOHNSTON WILL BUILD.
Shoshone Street Gains Another Sub
James Johnston, of Boise, one of the
heavy property owners in and about
this city, has commenced work this
week on the excavating for a two-story
block on his lots near the residence
of F. A. Hutto. The building will ex
tend the whole length of the lot and
will be in keeping with the rest of the
business blocks that are springing up
all over the business section.
Six-year-old Ray's teacher was en
deavoring to give some very simple
instructions in fractions. She added,
"If Jane has six eggs and uses half of
them to bake a cake what part will
she have left?" Quickly came the ans
wer, "The shells!"—Delineator.
WILLING TO OBLIGE.
The mother of Anna, aged three,
hearing but not seeing her, called,
"Anna, what are you doing?"
Anna came running into view and
"Not any sin
me to kit
(thing) ; do you want
It was a minister's sSrarrSDH; whose
habit was to ask God to bles
member of the family after his praÿëfc
Having been put to bed one night In a
hurry, he forgot one of them. Kneel
ing again with handB clasped and eyes
closed, he addressed the Lord thus:
"Oh, Lord, wouldn't that kill you? I
forgot grandma! God bless grandma.
Lost a Piano! That is what your
favorite in the race for the prizes be
ing offered by this paper may say after
the contest. Subscribe now and give
her your assistance at any rate, at
least do your part.
Money to loan on improved farms
near Twin Falls. Henry J. Wall.
A subscription for a year now is bet
ter than a barrel of consolation after
Money to loan on Improved farms
near Twin Falls. Henry J. Wall.
Subscribe for a year or longer and
help YOUR favorite to be among the
A Remarkable Offer
A Booklet that cost several hundred dollars to
produce, selling for twenty-five cents
Our booklet entitled "The Twin Falls Country, Where the Great Snake
River Rolls," is now on sale.
It is a very fine collection of local scenes,
beautifully tinted and quite different to anything ever published. It contains
the following pictures, each one a work of art:
Main Street on Bnhl Day,
Scene on Perrlne's Ranch,
New Lincoln School,
No more suitable gift to send east for a Xmas present can be found, as
it gives some idea of the grandeur of the country in which we live. Altho
it cost several hundred dollars to produce, we are selling it for twenty-five
To the less fortunate who do not reside In the Twin Fails country, on re
ceipt of 30 cents, we will send this booklet to any part of the United States.
Realizing that hundreds of people will take advantage of this remarkable of
fer, we cannot guarantee to send It by return mail, but will forward it with
the least possible delay.
HENRY J. KINGSBURY, Manager
128 Second Street East
TWIN FALLS, IDAHO
Notice For Pabllc^JJop—Final. Proof.
I, Noel V. Sharp, administrator of
the estate of B. L. Weaver, deceased,
who made entry No. 1075, under the
provisions of an act of the legislature
of the State of Idaho, commonly known
as the "Carey Act," approved March
2nd, 1899, which embraces 8W% NW%
of section 25, of township 93, of range
16E, do hereby give notice of my in
tention to make final proof to estab
lish my claim to the land above des
cribed, and that I expect to prove that
I have resided on, reclaimed and culti
vated said land as required by law, be
fore E. B. Williams, representative of
the State Land Board, at Twin Falls,
Idaho, on the 16th of January, 1909,
by two of the following witnesses:
G. E. Harlan, W. S. Parish, W. W.
Parish, Pearl E. Parish, all of Twin
Falls, Twin Falls County, Idaho.
NOEL ▼. SHARP,
Administrator of the Estate of B. L.
Below Is tlie schedule that will lie in force from next Monday morning
until the end of the contest:
One Year's Subscription...
Two Years' Subscription...
Three Years' Subscription
Four Years' Subscription .
Five Years' Subscription..
Ten Years' Subscription ..
Do not fail to take advantage of this offer as the close is now only a few
days away and all the votes yon can secure will be needed.
(let every subscription that you can these last few days.
You, of course, realize that these next few days will be your very last
chance to secure votes of any kind, as the contest closes Wednesday night,
December 23rd, at 10 P. M., and if you have not enough votes to win then you»
will not have another chance to make up what you are lacking. tp
It will be far better to win with thirty or forty thousand votes than To
lose by ten votes. 1
Hustle this week as never before and secure every cash subscription pos
sible, as no doubt every short term subscription will be necessary to help you
along on the road to victory.
Make every moment count from now until you place your last vote certi
ficate in the ballot box Wednesday night.
It is the candidates who never allow a day to pass without securing
more subscriptions who will have their name on the roll at the final count.
It is up to you to be among them. Will you?
District No. 1—All of Twin Falls South
of Main Are.
Miss Bertha Bentley
Miss Edith Sawyer..
Mrs. M. A. McGovern
Miss Maggie Cheney....
Mrs. Elvira Sudweeks. .
Miss Lena McDermid.. .
Mrs. Geo. Washington..
Miss Frances Bacon...
Miss Willa Eden.
District No. 2—All of Twin Falls
North of Main Ate.
Mrs. H. M. Bunnell....
Miss Charlotte Powers
Mrs. O. Day.
Mrs. Sadie Keeler.. ..
District No. 4—Filer, Buhl, Peavey,
Maron, Roseworth and Butte.
District No. 8—Kimberly, Hanson,
Murtaugh, Milner, Rock Creek and
Mrs. Frank Burrington
Mrs. E v a VanHoy
Miss Daisy Whinnerv. ..
Mrs. R. M. Gaskill
DR. G. F. BAKER
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