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THE TWIN FALLS TIMES TWIN FALLS, TWIN FALLS COUNTY, IDAHO, TUESDAY, JULY 16. 1915. VOL. X. NO. 80 TENTH YEAR. SUBSCRIPTION $2.00 PER YEAR MAY NOT BREAK WITH GERMANY at No Alarm Is Eelt Among Offi cials at Washington GERMAN TACTICS HAVE ( HANGED IT IS STATED President Will Take Time to Study Situation mid Confer With the Cabinet. The first official announcement of the immediate plans of President Wilson for dealing with the situation that has arisen between Germany and the United States came Tuesday night in a telegram from Cornish, N. H., to Secretary Tumulty, stating that the president would re turn to Washington soon to lay the entire subject before his cabinet. It indicated that the president had not yet arrived at a decision as to the policy of the government. Giving Close Attention. Washington The White House statement was as follows: "Referring to statements appearing in certain morning newspapers with reference to the attitude of the presi dent toward the reply of the German government, Secretary Tumulty Tues day evening gave out the following telegram, which he had received from the president: " 'Please say that from the moment of the arrival of the official text of the German note, I have given the matter the closest attention, keeping con stantly in touch with thé secretary of state and with every source that would threwthe situation; that, so soon as the secretary of state and I have more thoroughly considered the sitüatiqp, I shall go to Washington to get into personal conference with him and with the cabinet and that there will be as prompt an annôuncement -as possible of the purposes of the gov ernment.' " The statement set at rest reports that the president had already made up his mind on the Germany reply and that he did not view the situation as seriously as did high officials in Washington. Word from the president was sought by officials here, it is un derstood, as a result of the spread of varying interpretations of reports from Cornish of the executive's inten tion. Official opinion here continued to regard the situation as grave. Secre tary Lansing and other members of the cabinet who are here hold this view but are giving no intimations of how they think the problem should be dealt with. Mr. Lansing and his assistant have been canvassing the en tire field of law and policy presented by the German note and the presi dent already has received some of his memoranda bearing on these points. Tuesday night's statement from the White House made it apparent that the president has definitely aban doned the idea of summoning Mr. Lansing to the summer capital. This program conforms to the secretary's desire to study the problem seriously and form his own conclusions before exchanging views witli the president. It is assured, however, that Mr. Wil son will return here the last of the week and that the subject will be laid before the cabinet next Tuesday. | Emphasis has been laid in official j quarters that the issues involved are | of such seriousness and importance that consideration for a week or more of the kind of reply that should be made ought not to be construed as meaning that the necessity for a firm decision of American policy was un derestlmated. So far as can be gathered here, the president will find his advisers prac tically unanimous In the belief that the erpeial point in the correspon dence with Germany over submarine warfare has arrived and that if the American government Is not to recede from its previously announced posi tion on the principles Involved, the next note must convey more or less pointedly the purposes of the United SUtes in the event of further viola tions of Amerlacn rights in the war zone. TALKED TO PHYSICIANS Dr. Liston Paine, of Public Health Service, Spoke Thursday. At the Commercial club rooms, Thursday afternoon. Dr. Liston Paine, of the United States Public Health service, spoke to the physicians of Twin Falls on the prevention and cure of spotted fever. Dr. Paine has been spending the spring and sum mer in Idaho, investigating the cause of the fever and the fever tick situa tion. Before coming to Idaho, he bad spent a year or more in Montana in vestigating the same trouble. He «,ntatod that during the punt season there had bee• four hundred cases of spotted fever In southern Idaho, and that a number of them had boon fatal. CANNING DEMONSTRATION Ladies of Hansen Organize Canning Club. A canning demonstration was held at the Hansen school Tuesday by the club supervisor, Mac Hoke. The cold pack method of canning was demon strated. The following ladies were present: Mesdames Krumm, Smith, Jones, Autery, Hull, Smith, France and Miss Evangeline Provost, Miss Gladys Smith, Miss Flora Eubanks. A Mother's and Daughters' Canning club was organized at this meeting. Mrs. Eva R. Smith was elected presi dent: Mrs. M. W. Krumm, vice presi dent; Miss Elsie Jones, secretary. The club will meet at Hansen in the Meth odist church Tuesday, July 20, at 1:30 o'clock. AH the women and girls of the community are requested to meet with the club at that time. FARMERS' MUTING tary the The ern to of Ranchers of East End of Comity to be Addressed by Experts. A series of meetings for the farmers will be held in the east end of the county next week. The first of the series will be held in Murtaugb on Wednesday, July 21st; one will be held at Hansen, Thursday, July 22. The third of the series will be held at Kim berly, Friday, July 23. The meetings will be addressed by H. W. Hoch baum, state superintendent of agri cultural work, will speak on the sub ject of county agents. Prof. Mac Hoke of this city, will talk on boys' pig clubs, while Dr. W. A. Sullivan will advise the farmers in regard to hog cholera treatment. Mr. for is to a it DIAMOND ROM THE SKY u Geat Picture Being Shown at the Or pheum Theatre. The first part of the great picture "The Diamond From the Sky" was shown at the Orpheum theatre for the first three nights of this week. The general verdict of those who have seen the play is that it is the great est and most thrilling ever seen in Twin Falls. The pictures will be seen at the Orpheum every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings for a couple of months. The story will he run in the Times each week. Man ager A. R. Anderson is to be congrat ulated on the class of pictures he is giving the people of Twin Falls. THAW DECLARED SANE Verdiet Is Reached by Jury in Short Time. ( Was Unhitching Horses When Light | A daughter of A. E. Pettygrove, who j lives three miles south of Hansen, re | ceived a severe electrical shock Sun day afternoon. She had just returned from church and was unhitching her horse when lightning struck nearby and rendered her unconscious. Medi cal aid was called and she is now bet ter.—Kimberly Call, New York, July 14.—Harry K. Thaw Stanford White's slayer was declared sane by a jury in the supreme court at 3:45 o'clock today. The jury re tired at 2:53 after Justice Hendrick had delivered a brief charge, in the charge the justice did not indicate whether he would he guided wholly by the verdict. The jury was only acting in an advisory capacity. The justice can reverse the verdict, if he considers it contrary to the evidence. Justice Hendrick reserved his de cision as to Thaw's disposition until Friday morning. HANSEN GIRL SHOCKED ning Struck Near Her. ATTEMPTED MAYHEM CHARGED Jus. Helmut, Charged With Assault on F. F.. Chamberlain Tuesday. Irrigation Water was the cause of an arrest Tuesday. Jas. Del ana. who lives west of town, has been charg ed by F. E. Chamberlain with an at tempt to commit mayhem. Delana is at liberty under $1000 bail and will have his hearing Tuesday, July 20. CLOSING AT SIX Barber Shops to Close at aa Early Hoar. Commencing Monday evening, July 19, the barber shops of this city will close at six o'clock in the evening in place of seven o'clock, as heretofore. The shops will open at the usual time in the morning. of of LECTURES BT COLONEL BAIN These books are received and may be had at the Presbyterian church study. Don't forget the dance at falls. Now pavUioa, every and Saturday. 3 Ewe ** tf. TO TALK OVER COUNTY FAIR Commercial Club Wishes to As sist Exhibit CHANCE TO SHOW WHAT CAN BE GROWN ON TRACT Those Who ure Interested Should Take the Matter up With Commer cial Club at Once. The following letter from the secre tary of the Twin Falls Commercial club should be of interest to every farmer on the Twin Falls tract. The club through its secretary is asking the farmers for an expression in re gard to an old-faHhioned county fair. The crops on the tract bid fair to excell anything in the history of south ern Idaho and it should be the time to make an exhibition for the benefit of all concerned. Following is the letter: 3 Mr. Farmer : — Under the management of the Twin Falls Commercial club,"we have en joyed witti you, two splendid enter tainments, the Chautauqua and tho Independence Day celebration. We think that the community will be ready j for another such event this fall, but it ! is up to you. The old-fashioned county Fair, witli race horse attachment, has been put to sleep through the popu larity of the' automobile, but an ex hibition of the wonderful crops that you are producing this year would be instructive and profitable. If you were to hear as we have heard, the favor able remarks on these crops, made by such men as Dr. Hillis, members of the congressional commission and innum erable tourists, you would have a bad case of "swelled head" but we are as proud of them as you can he and we want you to show what you have been doing. The club will be glad to assist you in making such an exhibit a success, if it is undertaken in the right spirit. If we are to have an exhibit this fall, it is none to early to begin organiza tion. Come in and let's talk it over. Yours trly. J. McCILLAN, Sec'y T. F. Com'! Club. AT THE ISIS THEATRE ( hurlie Chaplin In "Work," Monday and Tuesday of Next Week. If you want to enjoy a good hearty laugh, do not fail to go to the Isis theatre next Monday and Tuesday and see Charlie Chaplin, in the special two act feature picture, "Work." claimed that it is one of the best of the Chaplin pictures. The same evenings Ruth Stonehouse will be seen in the three-act Essanay picture "The Dig nified Family," this is also one of the best pictures out. It is Talks With the Business Man By NELS DARLING No. 2 Knowledge is power. It pays to know how. vertising is an investment that deelares dividends and large ones, if the business man but learns how. Every retail dealer should give much attention to this art of advertising, because times have changedl There was a time when selling goods at retail was all a personal matter, a deal through acquaintanceship, friend ship and personal contact. This is not true today, for friendship and acquaintanceship are not such potent fac tors in the getting of business as they once were. In fact, some folks seem to prefer to buy goods from some one at a distance. They are influenced by the careful aud clever cataloguing, advertising and pricing of goods. Retail dealers—you must advertise your wares and their prices—not yourselves. Some people enjoy the advertisements in the mag azines almost as much as they do the articles and stories. Do you know why? Because the advertisements are often interestingly illustrated and because they tell something —they contain information. The average advertisement- in the country news paper does not give much information. There is often a great repetition of meaningless statements, hence a great waste of space. Any retail business man can learn to write fairly trvid advertising that will get results. My future talks will tell how this may be doue. - (Copyrighted.) Ad CROP OUTLOOK IS IMPROVING E. Water for Irrigating Purposes Holding Out Well TEMPERATURE EOR JUNE THREE DEGREES BELOW NORMAL Weather Bureau Crop Summary for Past Month Encouraging in Its Tone. The weather and crop summary for the month of June, issued by the weather bureau, in encouraging. The threatened drouth was offset to a large extent by the cool weather. The summary follows: The month was cool and dry, though in neither respect were previ ous June records broken. The mean temperature was the lowest recorded in June since 1908, and was about 3 degrees below normal. During part of the month the weather was too cool for the rapid growth of crops, partic ularly in the more elevated districts. Some frosts occurred in such districts but except over a limited acreage the damage was confined to the most tender vegetation. At the beginning of the month the soil was generally amply moist from the continued rains of May, and many storage reservoirs which had little water earlier in the season were well supplied. The streams were at a good stage, but the Bnow supply in the mountains was practically gone. During tile month the demands for irrigating water were fairly heavy. The continued low temperature tend ed--to lessen the water requirements of vegetation, but there were several days of high, drying winds early in the month. At the close of the month water in most streams was low, but no serious shortage had been experi encecj. The conditions were favorable for most crops. Some unirrigated spring grain suffered from lack of moisture,. but the grain crop as a whole was promising. The first crop of alfalfa was below normal, but was saved in good condition, but the out look for the second crop is good. Corn would have been better if the ! weather had been warmer. Pastures and range grass were excellent. The dry weather checked the twig blight, but not before the apple yield was somewhat reduced. Conditions were favorable for other fruits. j ! BIG FISH STORY Shoshone Man Lands Trout Weigh ing Over Eight Pounds. Shoshone, Ida. — The season's big trout taken in the waters of the Wood river was hooked by Fred Mon son of Shoshone. The fish tipped the beam at 8y 2 pounds, cessfully landed the monster with light tackle after the trout had brok en through the meshes of a hand net. Monson sue WOMAN KILLS A LYNX Mrs. E. K. Tansing Shoots mid Kills u Large Lynx. Mrs. Arthur McKinney cud children came in from their ranch near Blaine yesterday to spend the Fourth in Hai ley. Mrs. McKinney says that Mrs. E. E. Tansing, who also lives near Blaine, killed a large lynx with a rifle last Tuesday. Mrs. Tansing started to walk out in a field, and when a short dis tance from the house saw what she thought was a young coyote lying asleep in the grass and weeds. She walked up quite close to the animal and shot it. Mrs. Tansing usually takes her rifle with her when walking about the ranch and she has killed a number of coyotes. A large number of chickens have been disappearing lately, and Mrs. Tansing could not account for the loss until she discovered the lynx. She stated that she was both sur prised and frightened when she dis covered what 'kind of an animal she had shot. It was very large and had paws nearly as big as a man's hands. While lying on the ground asleep amid tall grass and weeds the animal looked much smaller than it really was.— Hailey News-Miner. a ! Passes Away Wednesday at Home of Sister. Mrs. L. Clos, the the of ay SPUDS IN CALIFORNIA Idaho Product Has Good Sale if Qual ity is Kept l r p. J. C. Jacobsen and sous returned Southern California, have been for some Mrs. Jacobsen and the other Sunday from where they months. children will remain for some time. Mr. Jacobsen spent some time in mak ing a study of the local potato sit uation so far as California is con cerned and says that a ready market can always be found there for Idaho potatoes, provided the potatoes are kept up to quality, but that the grow ers will have to realize that this im as in portant matter must be given atten tion. There was much disappointment felt throughout Southern California on account of the failure to produce on the part of the fifty carloads of potato seed bought locally. The dis eased condition showed up badly when planted in California soil, all of which is poor publicity for that. Idaho pro duct.— Idaho Falls Register. DEATH OF MRS. BENNETT The community was shocked Wednesday to learn that Mrs. Mildred Bennett at the home of L. Clos, it was known that her health was not of the best, but it was not thought she was dangerously ill. The immediate cause of lier demise was heart failure. Mrs. Bennett, with her two children, tiad made their home with Mr. and Mrs. Clos for about two years, the husband and father having passed to the great beyond several years ago. The remains were taken to the old home at Mineral l'oint, Wis consin, Thursday morning for inter ment. had passent away her sister, Mrs. CHICKEN HUNIERS BUSY Twin Falls Sportsmen Leave Wed nesday for Hunting Grounds. The sportsmen of Twin Falls were busy the first of the week getting their guns ready for the chicken sea son, which opened Thursday morning. All day Wednesday automobiles fill ed with hunters could be seen going north, south, east and west, bound for the hunting grounds. UNION SERVICES IN PARK Five City Churches to Hold Services Commencing Sunday Evening. Commencing Sunday evening, July 18, five of the churches of the city will hold union services in the city park. The services will commence at eight o'clock and one of the min isters will have charge each Sunday evening. A cordial invitation is ex tended to all to be present. Gtt NEW HOPE EOR LOST RIVER DAM Utah Construction Company Makes Offer To State COMPANY WILL SPEND MILLION AND HALF DOLLARS Will Build New Dam and l*ut Pro ject ou its Feet at $40 Per Acre for Land. The first step in the rehabilita tion of the Big Lost River irrigation project was taken Friday when the state land board, following a public hearing, accepted the proposition of the Utah Construction company to take over the project and recon struct it. Under that pian the Utah Construction company declared i^s in tention to spend a million and a half dollars and to commence work as soon as the engineering details of its plan are approved. The settlers, the city of Mackay, the interests which claim ownership of the land on which part of the Mack ay dam is built and of the land on which the proposed reservoir will be located, and the Utah Construction company were represented before the board. New Contract Basis. In brief the proposal of the Utah Construction company was stated by Attorney General Peterson. It was as follows: The company will replace with a safe dam the present Alackay dam. which has been declared impracticable and unsafe. Water will be : applied in the amount of two acre lcet per acre, provided that much water is found available. If it is determined that the amount of water stated is sufficient to raise satisfactory crops, the company will increase the allow ance to suit conditions before it ap plies for the segregation of any more land than is now included in the pro-' ' jeet. The price tor water rights will be $40 per acre. The settlers will have 20 years in which to pay, and will make no payments until water has been delivered and they have obtained one satisfactory crop. The settlers will not be bound to accept the con- . tracts under the terms offered by the construction company and approved by the land board. If they accept them they will be given credit for what they have already paid. Under their original contracts,' with the now defunct Big Lost River irri gation company, the settlers were to have been given 3.7 acre feet of water and were to have paid $30 an acre for theor water rights. INDIAN OWNS AUIO Pocatello Indians Demonstrate Pros perity to White Men. There was something in the line of novelty in - yesterday's gathering of the crowd on the reception of the Liberty Bell. People of all nationalities were rep resented in the bunch, and the In dians from Fort Hall were here in good number. One of the moat in teresting circumstances, and one that occasioned considerable comment, was a big touring car that was driven by a stalwart and intelligent Indian, in which 1 was stowed away his squaw and other members of his family. It brought the average individual up with a jerk and he figured that I>o was getting away from the primitive in pretty good shape, and making some speed. Another Indian came to town on a motorcycle, while others had up to the minute horse vehicles. It was a good Illustration along the line that many of the Indians are getting busy with the more modern processes of civilization and are prov ing farmers who are on the road to prosperity.—Pocatello Tlbune. LONG HORSEBACK RIDE Dorothy Weston Making Trip Froi Frisco to Tellowatoae Park. Miss Dorothy Weston, a girl not more than twenty years of age, arrived in the city Thursday afterifoon from San Francisco. She is on her way to the Yellowstone Park and is making the trip alone on her horse "Mtdni^it" Miss Weston left the Golden Gat* on March first and is making the journey by easy stages, stopping in Twin Phils for two or three days. She came over the mountains into Nevada as tar oaat as Elko, where she turned north lor Twin Falls, from here sh« wtil go to Pocatello and north to the park, tar ing the whole trip Misa Weston says, •he has been treated In a splendid aka haa met. This manner by «it U the second taken, she and « * Mmdig if her i a »he wfB whfftnn tot eaces.