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Make Time * Orpheum Theatre Thursday, Friday and Saturday This Week Reeves and Miller Novelty Australian Team. Quick Change Artists and Expert Dancers. Moon and Soulee An excellent Harmony Duet Opera, Popular and Character songs. An act of merit. Highly entertaining and pleasing. Foto Plays. THF CITY OF DARKNESS A Thrilling Two-Part Drama of a Doomed Man. THE MUTUAL WEEKLY latest Happenings the World Over. HO» HEROES ARE MADE A Keystone Komic THE ARCHEOLOGIST A I-ovc Drama Featuring Winne fred Greenwood. A program sure to please. One you will enjoy. MATINEE SATURDAY AT 2:30 Doors open at 7:00. Contin uos show till 11:00, Always your money's worth Coming Soon. Episode 23, of THE MILLION DOLLAR MYS TERY. Announcement is made by the Thanhouser Filin Corporation that the final episode has just been completed and will soon be released and in it the mystery is solved. The fate of Countess Ol ga, Stanley Hargreave, and Flor ence Gray is settled once for all and w'hnt is more important, the 'place where the million dollars was hidden ail the time is at last revealed. The name of tho fortunate winner of the $10,000 prize of ferer! for the best solution of the mystery will not be made public until the final episode is releas ed, and thousands of patrons who have followed the story and who are on tiptoe with expecta tion. must patiently calm them selves until the day arrives, it is said that the denounement ol the great Thanhouser serial is filled with surprises, making the final chapter of the Million Dol lar Mystery as thrilling and in teresting as those which preced ed it. Watch our screen and the adds for later announcement. ..«■SÄ« : s* M v.vv '&ÆÉË ; ■J! (Trad* Muk) • • • • • * • BUHL NEWS. • • • • (From the Buhl Herald.) E. A. Milner was a passenger to Twin Falls Monday morning. Stanley Webber returned Saturday from a visit in Detroit, Mich. Mrs. Ed. Zbinden is on the sick list this week. Ray Logan was down from Twin Falls Tuesday on business. Harry Eaton spent Sunday at his home in Filer. Jack Morris returned Wednesday from a business trip to Pocatello. Messrs. A. R. Hutson and B. Boyd ware in Twin Fails Tuesday on busi ness. Mr. and Mrs. Win. Lytle returned to Twin Falls Tuesday to make their home in that city. The Episcopal guild met yesterday afternoon at the home of Mrs. C. A. Bower. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hays entertain ed the Bridge club Monday evening. A baby boy was born Tuesday, Feb. 2nd, to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sheldon. A H. Brailsford, of Hagerman, was a Buhl business visitor last Thursday, Mr. and Mrs. Perry Franklin were up from Clear Lake on business Sat urday. Hra. F. S. Marshall entertained at dinner Saturday Mesdames Cheiine, Ultermorkt, McCutcheon and Nason. Mesdames Pearce, Peck and Reaves wifi entertain the Methodist Ladies' 4!d in the church Thursday, Febru ary 11th. Everyone is cordially in vited to attend. Jerome Helsley, of Roseworth, was in Iluhl on business the first of the week. Miss Irene Woorward spent Satur day and Sunday at the Frank Hart home. Mrs. Frank Kinney came in from Castleford Saturday night to attend the minstrel show. Earl Samuels has accepted a posi tion with tin« Palace Cleaning and Tailoring company. Mr. and Mrs. H. \V. Herman left Friday evening for California to spend a few months. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Snyder return ed home Saturday from Vinton, Iowa, where Mr. Snyder was called by the death of Mb mother. Miss Piatt left Monday morning for her*liome in Payette, after spending a couple of weeks here with her sis ter, Mrs. F. C. Marquardson. Rev. E. P. Smith left Friday morn ing for Laramie, Wyoming, where he was called by the serious illness of his wife. Mrs. D. W. Loveless and daughter, Ruth, went to Twin Falls Friday morn ing for a few days visit with friends. Archdeacon Stoy, of Pocatello, will Episcopal conduct services in church in this city next Sunday ev ening. E. W. Ellis, of Salt Lake, was in Buhl the first of the week on busi ness connected with the Jensen Creaui the ery company. Mrs. Minnier left Wednesday morn ing for her home in Harvard, 111., af ter sepndlng a few weeks here with her granddaughter, Mrs. Jessie East man and family. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Gould and daugh ter, Fern, returned last Thursday from Kansas, where they have been visiting for the past few months. E. J. Jenkins, of Twin L'ai Is, was in Buhl for a couple of days the first of the week o.n business connected with the closing out of the Jenkins & Company store in this city. Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Lambert, of Glenns Ferry, were here the first of the week visiting with Mrs. Lambert's sister, Mrs. M. J. Cheiine and family. Mr. Lambert is district foreman for the O. S. L. Miss Ruth Moss entertained the fol lowing guests at a seven o'clock dinner bust evening: Misses Snyder, McQuown and Chapman and Messrs. Webber, Johnson, Barry and Squires, ing the dinner "500" was enjoyed. Dr. H. C. Coleman returned Thurs day from Williamsport, Penn., where he was called about two weeks ago by the serious illness of his mother. Dr. Coleman left immediately upon re ceipt of the telegram, but his mother died before he reached there. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gross, who have been visiting for the past few days i with Mrs. Gross' brother, Frank Dal-! ton and wife, for Salt Lake. Follow left Tuesday evening After a short stay in that city they expect to visit. Florida, San Diego, San Francisco and Port land before returning to their home in Garland, Utah. Word was received the latter part of the week of the death of Mrs. E. A. Foster at her daughter's home In Al berton, Montana. Mrs. Foster had been a resident of this city years and has many friends here to whom the news of her death came as a sad shock. Tho members of the Rebokah lodge ivening in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Lyons, who were recently married. The bride and groom were presented with a sil ver salad fork and berry spoon on lie half of the lodge, of which Mrs is a member. Delicious for several gave a reception last Friday Lyons •efresh ments were served and the remainder of the evening spent socially. Th members of the lamit Circle met Saturday at 1 lie home of Mrs. Chas. Liebhart. Rev. O. Jones Robert's gave a talk on Sabbath observance "What Constitutes a Proper Observance of the Sabbath in the 20th Conturv " which was highly appreciated by those pres ent and Vera Cheiine gave a recitation entitled, "I Have Something to Say to the Mothers Todav." The next meet ; in:; will be held at the home of Mrs. Freda Maxwell February 12th. That Mr. F. S. Marshall, who pur chase;] a store at Republic, Wash,, and left for that point last week, is inter ested very much in this plac- j s evi dent from the fact that he is anxious that this paper he sent him at once, so that nothing that occurs in this city and country will be missed bv him. Mrs. Marshall remains in Buhl until they have decided that they hav lie come permanent citizens of that city. It will he a loss to this community if I hese estimable people decide to leave I for good. They have been in this city from the start and have always taken at; active part in Its upbuilding: they have never avoided a duty in helping to make Buhl the liest city in the state, We sincerely hope they will decide to stay residents of this country, and this expresses the wish of a great many friends. I : 4c ♦ * * MURTAUGH NEWS On the evening of January 31st, number of friends and neighbors gath ered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Gordon and Roy Gordon and took them by surprise, taking refreshments With them, as they are going to move in the near future to the North Side, where they have purchased a farm. Among those present were Messrs, and Mesdames Hunt, Jensen, Cox, Wil hite, Goss, True, Miller, Decker and Hooper and Misses Clara Miller, Blanche Hovorka, Celia True, Alice, Maxine and Marjorie Hooper, Messrs. Roy Hunt, Carroll True, ira Johnson, Chas. Johnson, Oscar Cox, Jessie Wil hite, Fay Cox, Ben Miller, Lloyd Jain, Taylor and Chas. Summers. Games were enjoyed and all departed at a late hour wishing the young people success in their new home. Dr. Morgan was summoned to the Hunt home last Sunday to attend Mrs. Hunt, who was very ill, being threat ened with appendicitis, is much better at this writing. Mr. aud Mrs. James Boyd and son Kenerly, are spending a few days in Twin Falls, visiting relatives. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Johnson spent a couple of days in Twin Falls with their son, F. Let; Johnson and family. Dr. Sullivan gave a good lecture on hogs at the school house last week. Prof. Hyde assisted by Miss Ramsay Mrs. Hunt rendered three selections and Miss Carmen Cox gave three readings. The entire program was greatly appre ciated. Grandma Hall suffered a light stroke of appoplexy last Monday, but is much improved. Dr. Scott attended her. Mrs. J, . Steinour is recovering from a severe attack of «the grippe. Francis Johnson and E. M. Hooper 1 I went to Twin Falls Sunday evening to attend court, being summoned on the jury. Mr. and Mrs. Weatherly and Miss Grajce Songer spent Saturday in Twin Falls. Mr. and Mrs. Will Griffith of Hausen spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Weatherly. Ivan Tolman has been very ill, being threatened with appendicitis. Miss Ina Johnson was a passenger to Twin Falls Wednesday. Dr. Allen, of Filer, was in Murtaugh Monday. He is treating Mrs. W. C. Hall for goiter. Mrs. R. R. Kendall was very ill Sunday. Carl Frederickson is making prepar ations to move his family back to Murtaugh. Mr. Briggs had his new blacksmith shop moved onto his lot which he cently purchased of Janies Boyd. Lew Rawlins was a passenger to Twin Falls Tuesday. Mrs. Andy Hall was libre from Bur ley last week being: called to the bedside of Grandma Hall. Rev. Mr. Pemberton is holding a series of meetings here. Chas. Miller lost a valuable horse last week. re AUTOMOBILE NEWS How do You Know You Can't Afford an Automobile? Do you own an automobile? The number of men who could own and drive their own cars is ridiculously small when compared with the num ber of those who should. Almost every man who likes exer cise and fresh air really wants to own a car, but fails to gratify his desire because of one or another of these three "stock" reasons. No. 1. "I can't afford it." How do you know? To paraphrase a well known simile —"there's a car for every man at a price for every purse." The automobile industry is not only "of age" in years but it lias long since passed the rich-man s period. With few exceptions, our automobile manufacturers want volume*. They can (1) develop and establish a per manent working staff; (2) standardize i MONEY TO LOAN ON Farm Lands and Twin Falls Residence Property SWIM & ALDRICH Bank & Trust Building and make their own parts and—of most importance—(3) manufacture at a lower cost, only when a certain vol ume of cars is reached. You know this is so. Compare the kind of a car that $S00 to $2000 will now buy with similar price-value of even five years ago. Volume has decreased the price; volume has included all the conveni ences that used to be "extras"; volume has finally brought some car with the reach of your purse. his clothes as his equally well-dressed ' competitor, whose cheaper "upkeep" is due to care, a clothes-brush and a compared with any other "transporta-J tion charges," will be found to be' low and in favor of the automobile. No. 3. "I am Paying for a Homo" —which is naturally your first duty to your family and yourself. What kind of a machine are you de pending upon to eaern the money to buy a home? A tried body?—a fagged mind?—a weakened will?—a "bellows filled with steam-heated office air? Arc these good-enough tools with which to work out your future? An hour a day spent "in the open" will increase any man's earning ca parity out of all proportion to its cost, The real question which the ambl tiou man should ask himself is not— "Can T Afford to Own an Automobile?" but "Gan I Afford not to Own an Au tomobile?" Don't drop this interesting subject here or now. Pursue it—persistent "It costs Too Much to Keep No, 2. an Automobile." . That's up to you. "Up-keep" by itself is as vague a quantity as the length of a string or Ann's age. One man spends twice as much on "presser-by-pants." The cost of running a car, when ly. Do a little figuring and determine just bow much health-insurance you can afford to take out by buying a motor car. (Note: If you are a married man, we advise you to do your first figuring alone. If you consult your wife and (laughter, they're sure to show you in ten minutes just where the money's coining from and a dozen reasons why you should buy a car within a week.) Then read the advertisements of the reliable automobile manufacturers. If you do this for a week or two— carefully and conscientiously—'your time will have been well spent, e *' Light Weight Motor Car is Aid Hy Roy D. Chapin, To build and maintain good roads would he comparatively easy and ln xpeiislve were we assured that the hulk of their use would be by light weight automobiles. It is from very heavy cars and from trucks that roads receive their hardest use. Boulevards and parks where travel is restricted to light travel require an astonish ingly small expense for upkeep. Mod erate weight on fairly large section tires should be encouraged by all mun icipalities interested lu building and maintaining good roads. To lie sure , this can hardly be attained by legîsla- j tive action but much may be done by educational campaigns tending toward the fostering of this idea in the public mind. The oiled roads of California are famous. Yet many of them cost but a .nominal sum to build and main tain. Florida seems recently to have hit upon a method of building a com bination oil and sand road that prom ises to revolutionize road building in that delightful state. I look to see great improverne"* in the construc tion of cheap and excellent roads in the near future. Could we but be as sured that only light-weight motor cars would be used on them the prob lem really is simple. Even a good dirt road however, is a big improvement over the highways that usually are found in the major part of the United States, and a good dirt road, except ing in the very worst season in the year, can he had with the expenditure of nothing but a little labor. The King split-log drag can be made by any one with the expenditure of almost no money and very little time, and its regular use by those doing roadwork in any community will vastly improve even the poorest dirt roads. It is per haps too much to expect that con crete or brick roads could be laid through all the rural districts but it is not too much to expect that the cheap improvement of roads that al ready exist, is something which should be, taken up by every municipality. What is needed is not so much money as it is energy, and willingness to im prove the roads. The fact that very many farmers are buying automobiles is a big assistance, because no sooner does a farmer become possessed of a motor ear than he realizes as he never did, the advantage of the good road and the ease with which it may be constructed and maintained. »Tien the opportunity to step right ;nto a better position, with doubled •salary comes, you'll be in line for it If vou watch the classified ads ; ! j m. „ „■ uJJ îm SÎ 0,1 H,If i ^ C Le isure lime. , pi,.-.-. : L-Firemen on west vpon »ntunfs« ' a ' 1 1)1 over f ni , ~ i 011 Iff tests to occupy I . . ). °" 1 rt ^ ^ lel V , lrn ^ ! viewing the spemery along the right of| This was the bomb dropped today be NOT OVERWORKED ! j fore tho Federal Board of Arbitration on -contentionsof the' firemen that two firemen are needed on many locomo tives and that increase in size of en gines has so that higher pay is required. W. J. Tolierton, general mechanical superintendent of the. Rjuck Island system, by means of charts, presented the results of these tests to the Board, taking the stand as a witness in de fense of the roads against increased wage demands of engineers and fire men which would add almost $41,000, 000 to operating expenses of western railways. "These stop watch tests," said Mr. Tolierton, "were made on 20 represen tat.ive western roads by traveling en gineers who remained in the cab of the locomotive and recorded by the fireman. If he was engaged in any duty at all, either shoveling coal into the firebox, or shoveling down coal, sweeping the deck, shaking grates, or doing anything other than sitting still on the seat box or stand ing in the gangway idle, he was credit ed with the performance, which was classified and timed by the stop watch. "The average of these 1,556 trips on locomotives of all kinds shows that the firemen were engaged in supplying coal to the firebox 1 hour and 40 minutes, or 19 per cent of all, less than one-fifth of the time he was paid for. For 12 per cent more of the time he was either sweeping the deck, shov eling down coal or shaking the grates, hooking the fire or operating the in jector. "In all he was occupied at some work just 31 per cent of the time, while for six hours and 5 minutes, or 69 per cent of the time, he had abso lutely nothing to do but look at the increased their labors every move scenery. "On engines of 185,000 pounds or over where two firemen are demanded, 474 tests were made on 16 roads. On these locomotives the fireman spent 23 per cent of his time shoveling coal in tME ■< V : " - £ M m kii. * : • ** * N 9 P! tv * % % y ■v'eV , - • ' mt ■j >■ f 4 $ mm ; As&Sm. m iM '. : v. m % « % tea m LS-' . iSÊr® « i : v; I ftJTv < mm ">■ ; t mm % > ■ f *c'*$* ■ rt ; > • V m #1 * f § v _ m ■> m y 1 ; ■ « m £2# V gip Ü .< ». fÿ I ■ -3'î its || M CLARENCE POWELL Comedian with Richards and Pringle's Famous Georgia minstrels at ther Layering theatre, FYiday and Saturday February 12 and 13, with matinee on Saturday. to the fire and 10.5 per cent at other duties, while he had nothing to do for 66.5 per cent of the time. "An accurate count was kept of the number of scoops of coal thrown into the fire. By this means it was de termined that in the 1,556 tests made, only 1,975 pounds of coal, less than one ton were thrown into the fire each hour." "Is this within the capacity of a single fireman?" asked James M. Shee han, counsel for the railroads. "Yes," replied Mr. Tollerton, "4,000 or 5,000 pounds is well within the ca pacity of one man. On all of these tests the fireman used only about one half of his capacity to handle coal. On over 2,000 observations the fireman spent less than 1 per cent of his time in shaking grates and less than 1 per cent more in breaking coal. This indi cates there is really no serious room for complaint, and if complaints do exist, they should be handled locally. The railroads have improved condi tions in a number of ways." Mr. Tolierton stated that the test trains were 10 per cent heavier than the average trains in the busiest months and were 1 per cent longer than the average in the 30 days of heaviest traffic. "From these observations do you consider two firemen necessary?" ask ed James M. Sheehan, attorney for the roads. "Absolutely no," replied Mr. Toller ton. Improvements in locomotive design which have cut one-third from the physical labor formerly required of firemen were described by Mr. Toller ton. "Two new inventions alone, the superheater and the brick arch," he said, "have effected a saving of 30 per cent in tile amount of coal shoveled. "These improvements," said he, "render it possible to get the same results with a great deal less coal, correspondingly relieving the fireman, Conservatively speaking, the sUper heater saves 20 per cent of the fuel." 1 ■ no I understand that with two en gines, one equipped and the other not e q U ip ped with superheater and per forming the same work, the amount of coa i ahovele d by the fireman former will be 20 per cent less?" asked Mr Sheehan. on the "Yes, sir," replied Mr. Tlollerton, "this has been determined by actual tests and is conservative. There is not only a great saving in fuel but also in water, so that the fireman is bound to save some of his physical effort. "Addition of the brick arch effects another saving of ten per oent of the fireman's labor is eliminated." To apply these two devices, it was pointed out, costs over $3,000 per loco motive. Yet because 4,000 pounds are thereby added to the engine's weight, the roads would have to pay a higher wage to the fireman under the new demands, although relieved of one third his shoveling. COMMUNICATION To the Twin Falls Times, Twin Falls, Idaho. Gentlemen:—It is a deplorable fact that 99 times out of 100, no matter how smart or sensible a man Is before, he seems to lose all the common sense he ever had after election to office. I have reference to the newly elect ed canal board of the Twin Falls Canal system and refer to two or three reso lutions lately passed by them, which are as follows, if my informant is cor rect. That the canal company will fur nish no water to leased school land. Now what equity is there in such a resolution and what is the board look ing for, MORE LITIGATION? Another one reducing our secretary and treasurer's salary fifty dollars per month (when he is the only man in the employ of the company that re ally works) but leave the salary of our attorney as it was, but of course since the first above resolution was made I can see a little good sense in paying the attorney well, as we will probably need him. I am in no way interested personally in any school lands. Very truly yours, E. B. RIPLEY. RIGHTS Of DRUGGISTS DEFINED Snpremc Conrt Mokes Ruling on Haight Law. A tost case under the Haight liquor law, in which the Idaho Pharmaceuti cal association was interested, was de cided by the supreme court in an opinion handed down last night. The opinion holds that the 1913 law did not prohibit entirely the handling of intoxicants by druggists in prohibition territory, and that a bond given by a druggist for the observance of the iaw was a bond only for the safeguard of the statute and not for absolute pro hibition, which would be unnecessary. Canyon county had sought to recover from the United States Fidelity & Guaranty company a bond of $50(1 given by the Jacob Forch drug com pany as security for its proper ob servance of the Haight law. contended that in the sale of wine and liquors Mr, Forch had violated the' law regarding such sales in prohibi tion districts. The district court ren dered a verdict in favor of the de fendant, and this is confirmed by the supreme court. One point set out by the county in the Forch case was that the bond given by the drug company in com pliance with the law was not an ade quate bond, In that it did not set forth the provisions of the law itself. The law reads that a druggist in a "dry" county shall furnish a bond of $500 to the county as surety for tis dis posal of not intoxicating liquor other than for compounding or preserving medicine, and for such uses as are not subject lo a special government li cense. The supreme court point implies that the actual provi sions of the Haight law exceed its in tent, in tl at the exact compliance with this regulation would absolutely prohibit druggists from disposing of liquors and therefore render a bond superfluous.—Capital News. It was on this LIVE STOCK INCREASING Million and Quarter More Beef Cattle in United States. "For the first time in many years, information collected by the depart ment shows that all classes of live stock In the United States are increas ing in numbers. Thus the real facts contradict, absolutely, sensational ports that prices for meat and shoes would rise to unprecedented figures in the immediate future. "On January 1, for example, the number of beef cattle showed an in crease of 3.4 per cent over the number a year ago, aad an actual increase of 1.212.000 head, of beef cattle in the United States has declined steadily since 1910. are also more milch cows in the coun try than last year, the increase being 2.5 per cent, of in number 252,050. "Swine, however, showed the great est of all classes—9.6 per cent. January 1, 1914, there were only 58, 933.000 swine In the country; on Jan uary 1, 1915, 64,618,000. "The facts are that re Hitherto the number There On more horses were on the farms of the United States on January 1, 1915, than there the year before, the increase being 233,000 head, or 1.1 per cent. The total exports since the war began have cer tainly been much less than 100,000 and very likely not over 75,000. Since there are approximately 25,000,000 horsee altogether in the United States, the drain on account of the war is ly alarming. "It is, in fact, pointed out by govern ment statisticians, that the market value of farm horses has actually de clined to such an extent that the aver age is now about $6 a head less than a year ago. This decline is most were scarce no ticeable in the cotton states and in those states which make a business of breeding for sale in other sections." "Vis Voice of Miaanthrepy. "Suppose some power were to an swer the poet's prayer and give us the gift of seeing ourselves as oth ers see us!" "Well, for one thing,. H would do a great deal to dlsootu^ age the craze for dauciug."