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Bring the Bank to the Farmer No matter how far you live from Twin Falls, you can bank at the Twin Falls Bank & Trust Company with just as much sat isfaction and safety as if your farm adjoined our town. Bank by MaiL Thousands of farmers are doing it in all parts of the county. If there is no bank near you, or if you local bank does not af ford the service or protection you desire, open an account with us. Send your deposit by check, post office registered latter. Your bank book same day your remittance is received, to your door. order, express order or will be returned to you the We bring our service TWIN FALB BANK & TRUST CO. TWIN FALLS, IDAHO THE TWIN FALLS TIMES Published Twice-A-Week, Tuesdays and Fridays, in the Gaut-Holohan building, Main Street. WILBUR 8. HILL Editor and Publisher Member of Eastern Idaho Press Club INDEPENDENT REPUBLICAN Entered as Second Class Matter as a Semi-Weekly, Oct. 18, 1910. Subscription Rates One year, in advance. Six Months . .$ 2.00 1.00 TEL. S8. DEMAND THIS LABEL On All of Your Printed Matter. It Represents Good Workmanship, Good Wages and Good Conditions. Tlie petition of the Great Shoshone and Twin Falls Waterpower com pany for an increase in its rates for heat furnished its consumers is right fully meeting with a strong protest in this city owing to the unfairness of such a raise on top of yearly raises in the rates for the past three For the sake of argument years. The Times will admit that the rates first offered in this city were very low for heating. That rate was made at the company's own option with an idea to stimulate business and utilize current otherwise going to waste. Tlie public took to the idea naturally be cause of tlie economy and conveni People spent large sums to wire their homes for using such heat and for radiators. The public acted upon the assumption that in making such a rate at a time when tlie power company had the field to itself, that it was figuring a fair margin of pro fit. Many homes were built without chimneys for other heat. After the first contracts expired, substantial raises were demanded by the company for renewals of con tracts. Every renewal since that time has been on the basis of a further in crease until electric heat instead of being the cheapest heat is at the present time, the most expnsive. No doubt the company desires now to divert the current used for heating to more profitable lines, such as light and power, but in considering such demands the public utilties commis sion must first of all stand as pro-1 ence. The Hunting Season is approaching. The sage hens are big and fat, the best season ever is the prediction for this year's shooting. Make your prepar ations to be in the field the first day before the birds get wild. Get your ammunition from us. Peters Metallic Cartridges With Standard Load ALL OTHER MAKES OF SHELLS ALSO CARRIED We would like to show the superior shooting qualities of the A Remington and Winchester Automatic and Pump Shot Guns Call in and let us demonstrate the merits of these guns. Peterson Hardware Company tector of the consumer. It should act on the basis that the company, acting as a free and untrammeled agent, sold power at a low figure at a time when it was actually holding people up for lights and power. If it could in its own business judgment fur nish heat at that time at a profit, tiien it must be under the present greatly increased schedule be able to make money, without any further increase. Unless the commission refuses the request of the company it means hold-up of consumers plied with electrical equipment and who in order to get other suitable heat must make another heavy penditure for furnaces and other heating apparatus and practically dis card costly equipment. i who are sup ex Last week the Times departed from its established custom and indulged in a squabble with its contemporary, the Chronicle, which added nothing to the value of tlie paper to its readers nor to the community for which it is always boosting. As far as the Times is con cerned, it is through witli any further newspaper controversy, believing that its stand for public good is at least understood by its friends and readers. The Times will continue its criticisms of tlie conduct of public officials and will not refrain from pointing out the manner with which the public funds are being spent for private political gain. Tlie man who will extravagant ly use public funds in order to build up his own or his party's political fences, may legally he within the law, but morally is just as dishonest as tlie man who steals. He is stealing setrvice from the public and utilizing it for private gain. Why mince terms? Tlie Tom Taggart's and Boss Murphies are not a product of the big cities alone. Every little community has its men who lull their consciences to sleep and utilize public funds and pat ronage to their own profit. It is the duty of every newspaper to help in every way to cut out graft and corruption, to create a healthy tone to public affairs and keep everlast ingly at it. There is no pleasure in holding any man up to public scorn anti any newspaper would rather have tlie friendship of all than continu al contention, despite tlie idea that the public thinks every editor carries a chip on his shoulder. Just as long as this paper deems it a duty to tne public welfare to hit at tactics of public officials, it will continue to do that duty. It cannot do otherwise than to influence in every way proper administration of public affairs. wan fist to EUROPE UNAPPRECIATIVE OF MR. BRYAN The dramatic resignation of the American Secretary of State has ex cited much comment in the foreign I press, and it is curious to note that in Germany, where the ex-Secretary might naturally look for sympathetic understanding, his action has been en tirely misinterpreted. German publi cists persist in holding him responsible for America's trade in war-munitions, and, while recognizing his pacifist sen timents, are convinced that lie has an anti-German bias. Indeed, one Berlin paper, the Catholic Germania, now looks for a change in American poli cy in Germany's favor, and the Berlin er Zeitung-am-Mittag actually assumed that Mr. Bryan "wanted a sharper note" to Germany than the President was willing to sanction. The Berlin Vossische Zeitung says: "The moment of the resignation lends tome significance to it. Of course it is only too apparent (and everybody in America knew it long ago) that in a time which demands as much expert knowledge of diplo mats as it imposes responsibilities on them, a man like Bryan had to go from the post of directing foreign af fairs. * * * "Perhaps from now on America's foreign policy will be less English, though on that account it will not become German or Geriuan-American, but let us hope American. That will be more important than the form of any note." The Berliner Tageblatt suggests that Mr. Bryau was "too practical," and continues: "It is no secret that Mr. Bryan, whose pacifist inclinations are well known, did not belong among those in the American government who wanted to bring about a break in diplomatic relations as a result of the Lusitania case. Although one can not accuse him of pro-German tendencies, and on the contrary, although he has appeared a more unfriendly figure than the philosophical president, it nevertheless appears that his practi cal experience in statesmanship caus ed him to take his stand against that policy, consequences of which are hardly to be estimated." Nor does Mr. Bryan seem to have any too many friends in the other European countries. For example, tlie influential Paris Journal des De hats sums him up in this pointed para graph : "Mr. Bryan is incompetent as a statesman. He is rather an orator or propagandist. He lias talked more than he lias thought) and is more cap able of leading the multitudes than directing a great state." Another widely read Paris organ, Le Journal, writes: "Mr. Bryan is Utopia-mad, always following chimeras from bimetalism to pacifism. Rarely lias there been a man less suited for the position of foreign secretary. The results have been most unsatisfactory. At the be ginning Mr. Bryan nearly lighted the latent conflict with Japan. Then lie unsettled the Latin republics. Next he threw America into the Mexican wasp's nest. In the present crisis he preferred soothing combinations to ac tion. He is gone, bag and baggage; tlie energetitc policy has triumphed." Perhaps the most lenient of French comments is found in the Paris Temps, which says: "Mr. Bryan, bedecked with pacifist formulas, regards duty from a purely doctrinal view-point and has a peculiar conception of what is considered one's obligation to one's country. His great est desire was the avoidance of a rup ture which might cause war. As it er a try in er to ly of wan only possible to maintain the p:\ci- j fist ideal by bargaining with the pred- I story powers, Mr. Bryan in resigning pursued the thory to its logical con- ! elusion. President Wilson judged oth- j Murder on bloc did not seem j to him a subject for Inquiry or arbi tration. Mr. Wilson demands that the ' German submarines cease their at tacks upon peaceable American citi zens, The rupture because the latter only worships peace while Wilson, like the mass of his countrymen, practices also justice." In an article from the pen of Air. Herbette, the editor of the Journal Official, we find these sentiments: "It is hard for us to understand that excuse, cipline must have seemed rattier irk er wise. vith Bryan came a minister, at a time when his coun try was discussing with Germany so grave a question as the use of subma rines against emrehant ships, could part company with his chief executive and openly declare that lie is in com plete disagreement with him as to tlie methods to be employed. "We should say that this minister had not the right to diminsh the pres tige of his government before foreign countries, but Mr. Bryan has a double First of all, ministerial dis some to a man who so many times lias aimed at tlie presidency. Then, too, his departure does not in any way lessen the prestige of his government, for that prestige rests on the ardent patriotism of the American people." Almost identical views are expressed in London hy the Daily Chronicle, which adds that the president "will be eased rather than hampered" by Mr. Bryan's act, and The Standard says: "It seems unlikely that Secretary Bryan's resignation will have any ser ious effect on American opinion or that it will weaken President Wilson's position, which, indeed, will be strong er under the new conditions." Tlie Morning Post thinks: "The danger of a statesmanship which seeks to make policy conform to its own ethical ideals is that these ideals may not accord with tlie coun try's honor and interests. Apparent ly this is the dilemma in which Mr. Bryan has found himself." The Daily News rather unkindly sug gests that the "Peerless Leader" is out of date: "Mr. Bryan is a very representative American. He is representative at any rate of tlie older America, which had no imperial destiny and kept re mote from European affairs and at tachments. That tlie American press should assail Mr. Bryan so mercilessly suggests that the older America 1s vanishing from a world which is vast ly more complicated than that in which its philosophy grew up.'' But tlie hardest cut of all comes from the well-informed Daily Graphic, which says: "The incident is in keeping with Mr. Bryan's spectacular career, but its im portance may easily be overestimated. Bryan was appointed to his high office not in recognition of any profound knowledge of international 1 politics, but solely because lie was Wilson's chief competitor. "But he is an orator rather than a statesman, an orator with prodigious command of verbose platitudes, and highly emotional to boot." Turning to South America, we read in the Buenos Aires Diaro: "One must recognize that President Wilson is right and has acted right throughout according to the dictates of the national and universal conscience * * * and must be the object of felici tations."—Literary Digest. TALKS ON THRIFT No. 2,"..-PRIDE AND PROSPERITY "A wife must not be extrava gant, nor a husband penurious. Let her help him to save his money."■—Justice Greenbaum, of New York. Some people have the ability to save money when they do it in order to spend at once to satisfy their pride or self-indulgence, which is little bet ter than not saving at all. Their economy brings them no near er the goal of prosperity and an in dependent income. They simply save and scrape in order to indulge in or to keep up with orthers, and in consequence never build up a reserve upon which to draw in future days of need. An editorial writer in a Des Moines newspaper utters this plaint; "The problem of educating children maintaining their health, meeting the cost of living and keeping up insu rance, on ordinary wages, is one which Is not easy of solution and every man of 45 who has not a com petence is not always at fault, by any means. The world would be Infinite ly better off, economically, If it were not so hard for men who are not ex travagant to make a mere living for their families." There Is truth in what this writer says. But we believe wonders can be accomplished by the right kind of man and wife at the start, and later between children and parents. There la something to be said also, in favor of swallowing pride, not try ing forever to keep up either with "Liaxie" or the "Jones" and making a really serious effort to save systemati j I ! j j ' "THERES THE^STORE TO BUY YOUR r CCOTHES, THEY ARE SELLING THEM CHEAPER.NOW TOO." « W A \ A « ✓ -V,, L fjt. i -isr i w Mi i Come In: Come In: We haven't reduced the quality of our goods—only the prices are lowered. We've marked them down to sell them quick. It will pay you well to come now. We've got what you want. Our lowered prices do the business. ALCO CLOTHES SHOP The Store of Values *> a a of cally to provide for a future capital of worth while proportions. It is often found that people can save when they have to do so. The war in Europe is proving this. Ac cording to a correspondent boys at tending Berlin schools are now learn ing these Ten Commandments of thrift. 1. Everybody must save, for only if every saves will Germany's sup plies hold out. 2. Waste no food, not even the most unimportant. 3. Take time for eating and chew thoroughly. 4. Avoid all eating between meals. 5. Eat rye instead of wheat bread, and be economical with bread. 6. Be economical with butter, and eat cheese, fruit sauces and marma lade instead of butter. 7. Eat abundantly of fresh veget ables so as to save meat, fats and bread. 8. Tt table call for potatoes in the skins. 9. Buy chocolate and sweets and send to the soldiers at the front—we can gladly dispense with these things. 10. In all that you do, remember that you can contribute your modest share towards helping create tlie new Fatherland that we are all hoping for. Practice self-sacrifice and work. The poor children of London are being taught to mend their own shoes. This is a part of tlie program of thrift adopted by the British authorities as a result of the war. Time and again, it has been proved that necessity is tlie mother of in vention. Perhaps if the discouraged Iowa editor felt that he absolutely must save he could be able to do it. T. D. MacGREGOR * * * * ♦ JAKBIDGE, NEVADA * * * - The celebration of the Fourth at Jarbidge is becoming to be recog nized as a first class affair and eacli succeeding year draws visitors from a larger territory; this year there were people here from about every ranch and settlement within a radi us of 40 miles of the camp. A very quiet but thoroughly enjoyable time had by all, both young and old. No guns nor firecrackers were in evidence, but a long and varied pro gramme of races and other attrac tions, witli good cash prizes and a fine day, made the celebration just passed, the most brilliantly interest ing one that the residents of the to in in in of the ex for can of try a camp and our numerous visitors enjoyed. The usual stunts were pull ed off in a most satisfactory manner, while the programme was consider ably lengthened and Improved by the exhibitions furnished by the visiting cowboys, among which were some of the best trick riders of the state. Both Saturday and Monday nights the large hall of the Commercial club was fill ed with a very large crowd of dnne er s. The first race, for boys under 16 years, was with Wes Fletcher taking second money and Owen Fletcher third. The race for girls under 14, Dora Middleton, was first, Altha Hicks was second and Vivian Kenslnger, third. The three-legged race, free for all; Fletcher and Nichols, first; Norman and Clarlus, second; Kenslnger and Robinson, third. Sack race, under seventeen : Tom Middleton, first; Writ Fletcher, sec ond; Dale Nichols, third. Girls and boys, under ten: Alice Fletcher, first; William Silver, sec ond: Grace Goodwin, third. 100 yards dash, free for all : A. Rob inson. first; C. H. Keas, second; Wm. Kenslnger, third. Exhibition riding: Glen Cox, first; H. S. McCrea, second. Fancy pick-up race: C. H. Keas, first; H. S. McCrea. second. Bucking bronco riding: purse divid ed between George Neuman, H. S. Mc Crea, and Glen Cox. % mile running race: A. M. Olid won by Tom Middleton, den's Roany, first; J. M. Duncan's brown Bouger, second; A. M. Glid den's Sorrel, third. Pony race, boy riders: Dale Nichols, first; Wortli Fletcher, second; Will Hudson, third. Relay race, 1 mile, three changes of both sadles and horses: C. H. Keas, first; H. S. McCrea, second. Bucking burros, boy riders: Dale Nichols, first; Owen Fletcher, second. Tug-of-war, married men against tlie single men, was won by the mar ried men; nine men on each side. The exhibition riding by Cox and McCrea was as good and varied an exhibition as could be seen anywhere. They rode the saddle in all conceiv able positions, the most daring was hanging with one leg over the saddle and head down, almost to the ground, with the horse on a lope. They rode standing, and even standing back wards. They ran races standing on two horses abreast, then the two stood on three horses and ran them a Vi quarter of a mile. The most ef fective was probably when Mr. Mc Crea represented a drunken cow puncher painting tlie town red and rode his horse oil the jump through the crowd, standing and drinking from a bottle of beer, the realistic part be ing when he drenched the crowd with the contents of the bottle. Mr. Cox also showed some fancy work with the rope, catching a horse by the tall or foot, or the horn of the saddle, and then roping four horses by the legs at one time witli one throw. Among the visitors present were Mr. and Mrs. P. R. Prunty, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Prunty, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Parkinson, Miss Minnie Shiveley, Miss Edith Pederson, William Wil liams, Harry Reynolds, Earl Prunty, Russell Prunty, William Phipps, Chas. Gerboth and Homer Robinson from Charleston; Archie Clayton from North Fork; Miss Elsie Clayton, Miss Ger aldine Clayton and Miss May Burner of Elko; Gordon Betties from Cooper Mountain ; Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Keas, of Meadow Creek and with them his mother and two sisters, Mrs. A. M. Keas and Miss Pearl and Miss Minnie, of Hillsdale, Mich.; Fred Martines of Willis Meadows; Benton Connor, of Dead Horse Springs; C. C. Pena, of McDonald Creek; A. M. Glidden, and F. G. Lancaster from Columbia Creek; Joe Taylor, John Taylor, Albert Tay lor and William Taylor, from Dorsey Creek; Dudley Farris, of Cow Creek; H. S. McCrea and Glen Cox from Buck Creek; Frank McMahan, of Willow Springs; Ira Allen, of Lander, Wyo.; Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Carlisle, of Cher okee, Okla. ; Mr. Carlisle is buying horses for the English government; J. J. Smith and George Davis, of San Francisco; Chris. Haselett, of Dead wood Creek; Dick Wolgomott, of Pole Creek; R. K. Nichols and Dale Nichols of Sheep Creek; George Patrick, Wil liam Dunn. William Trotter, Mike Kelley and R. Lainy from Big Flat Creek; Joe Rift, of Davis Creek. | qt., 3 for 25c at Binkerts Cash Gro 324 Main avenue south.—Adv. Red, white or yellow onion sets, 10c have]eery, Brothers, they'll tlx It April 30. Take that busted bike to Gloystetn Mar. 9 tf. SEA SHORE EXCURSION JULY 20 VIA OREGON SHORT UNE— Union Pacific Syrie* Low rate« to Pacific " North Beach Reaorta. Special Train Service from Boise and Points West. j See any O. S. L. Agent, 1 tor further details.