I LET A BATH
ENROLLMENT IN SCHOOLS
Interesting Statistics Given by State
Commissioner of Education.
The grand total school enrollment
for the state of Idaho is 98,000 and for
every 1000 people in the state there
are 245 students enrolled in the pub
lic schools. This is the remarkable
showing in a table compiled by Ed
ward O. Sisson, commissioner of edu
cation. It is made all the more re
markable because statistics show that
that for every 1000 people in the Unit
ed States there are 220 students en
With relation to the school census
a statement issued by the Idaho com
missioner of education
The Idaho commissioner of educa
tion gives the following table for the
United States and Idaho, the figures
for Idaho being estimated from fig
ures in the biennial report of the
state board of education.
total enrollment, United
States, 22,000,000; Idaho 98,000.
• Elementary schools, United States,
ID,000,000; Idaho 87,000.
High schools, public and private,
United States. 1,374,000 ; Idaho. 9.000.
Normal schools, United States, 100,
000; Idaho, 580.
Colleges and universities, United
SUtes, 216,000; Idaho, 620.
Counting the population of the Unit
ed SUtes as 100,000,000, and that of
Idaho as 400,000 (both estimates prob
ably rather high) we get the following
For every 1000 people there ar<':
Grand toUl United States, 220; Ida
Pupils in elementary schools Unit
ed SUtes, 190; Idaho 217.
Pupils in secondary schools, United
States, 14; Idaho,
Students in Normal schools, United
SUtes, 1; Idaho, 1.45.
Students In college or
United States, 2; Idaho, 1.55.
The report of the United States
mis8ioner is just out. giving statistics
for 1914. According to this report
there were in round numbers 22,000,
000 persons enrolled in educational in
stitutions in the United States in 1914,
of these over 19,000,000 were in ele
mentary schools, 1,374,000 in second
ary schools, both public and private, j
and 216,000 in colleges and universi
ties. Close to another hundred thou
sand were in normal schools prepar
ing to be teachers, 67,000 were in pro
fessional schools, and the remainder
were scatterwl through other types of
institutions. The teachers for this
educational army numbered 700,000. of
whom 566,000 were in ublic schools.
In point of rapid growth the public
high school still presents the most
impressive figures; tiie
for 1914 is greater by over 84,000 than
for the y«iar before.
The cost of education for the
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noted in the average term for public'roads
schools. Between 1910 and 1913 the
increase was from 157.5 days a year |
to 168.1 a growth of only six-tenths j
or a day in throe years. Attendance
nlhp/Iu ' however. The average
number of days attend«,! by each per
enrolled tncrease from 113 in I
1910 to 115.6 in 1913 1
as estimated by the bureau, is $750,
000,000. "This three-quarters Of
billion is a relatively small amount
when compared to other items in tiie
public expense," declares the report.
"It is less by $300.000.000 than the
cost of running the federal
ment; it is less than
expenditure for alcoholic li
quors; it is only a little over three
times the estimated cost of admissions
to moving pacturc
United States for the
Very little increase
theatres in the
is yet to lie
State land sale.
Notice is hereby given that on Sat
urday, September 4. 1915, the follow
ing described tracts of land, belong-1
lng to thé Stat«' of-Idaho, and situated |
in Twin Falls County, will be offered
for Hale at public auction at the Court I
House at Twin Falls, Twin Falls
County, Idaho, at 1:30 U. M. of said
day, to-wit :
Sec Tv« p it. Value
36 10S 15E $11.00
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Terms of Sale:
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One-tenth of the purchase price and
first year's interest on deferred pay
ments, cash on day of sale; the bal
ance in forty annual installments at
six per cent interest.
Improvements cash on .«lav of sale.
Land sold subject to harvesting of
crops on laud leased.
By order of the State Board of Land
GEO. A. DAY,
State Land Commissioner.
For the next thirty days I will make
shirt waists for $1.00, dresses for
$3.00 and up. Mrs. Cameron, over
Bedford-Fisher Drug store.
July 27-30 Aug. 3-6
Subscribe for the Times NOW.
FARM MACHINES LESS
Europe's War Cut Export of Many
Washington.—Exports of American
agricultural implements during
fiscal year 1915 totaled approximately
$10,000,000, as against $40,600,000 in
the high record year 1913, $21,000,000
in 1903 and a yearly average of more
than $29,000,000 for the past decade.
This loss of trad<> fell most heavily up
on sales to Europe, but there were also
smaller, though significant, decreases
in shipments to Argentina, Canada and
various countries of Africa and other
sections of the world. Cuba and Si
beria made gains. Australia barely
held its own in the year's trade, but
this is a good showing in view of the
fact that its wheat crop dropped from
100,000,000 bushels in 1913 to 25,000,
000 bushels last year.
The European war was doubtless the
dominant factor in the great falling off
in our exports of agricultural imple
ments in the fiscal year just ended,
since the decrease in sales to Europe
was disproportionate to that in sales
to other sections, Thus our exports of
agricultural implements to European
Russia, usually the greatest of for
eign markets for this class of Ameri
can manufacture, practically ceased,
as did also those to Germany, while
huge losses likewise occurred in sales
to France and other European coun
tries. Another contributory factor was
was the recent establishment of great
plants in Russia and France, financed
and controlled by American capital,
for the manufacture of farming ma
. Information reaching the depart
ment of commerce, however, indicates
a growing use of machinery on farms
both in Europe and elsewhere, a ten
dency that will doubtless be even more
pronounc'd upon the resumption of
peace, since the devastation of war is
causing a marked shortage in human
and animal labor.
RUSH ON FOR PARK
Hundreds of Autos Are Baiting To
Enter the Park,
All of the available camping places
near Yellowstone, Montana, and near
by points, arc occupied by automo
biles and auto tourists parties wait
ing for the official opening day, Au
gust 1, when cars will be admitted to
An estimate made as to the number
of cars which will enter the park on
opening day is 1000 and the authori
ties of the park are making plains for
handling this unaccustomed traffic.
The ruli^ governing the park tours
say that cars must run 100 feet apart
and maintain a pace of from 12 to
20 miles an hour. Unless tiie roads
are kept well sprinkled and oiled the ;
traveling will be far from pleasant, !
as tiie roads leading to the park are i
heavy with dust.
Cars are parked along the north
fork of the river from Warm River
canyon to the park entrance, many
being at Mack's,
waiting for opening day.
Touring parties representing every
section of the country are there. The
from Idaho Falls to the park
|entrance are in good condition for
| motoring, particularly through the |
j forest reserve where the "high ten
1er;," have been cut down, rocks and
stumps taken out of the road.—Idaho
at Big Springs,
other camping places
Miss Maude Joyce of Twin Fulls,
is spending a Week or two at the But
(1er ranch as the guest of Miss Vera
A party was given by the Misses
Gladys Strieker and Marie Andrews at
the new home of Mr. and Mrs. William
Haynes Monday evening. A splendid
time is reported by all present.
Miss Jean Hillis lias returned to
her home in Kimberly. She has been
visiting with the Misses Ruby and
Mr. W. F. Edwards Mr. M. A. Pat
terson, Mr. E.
Butler and Mr.
li. Butler, Raymond
Jack Craig, motored
to Artesian City Sunday to see about
the threshing situation.
Tile second crop of hay is nearly
all stacked and soon the harvest sea
on. There seems to be
some excellent prospects for good
Mr. Joint I'elkis of Twin Falls, has
been visiting with J. E. Strong and
family this week.
The new home of Mr. and Mrs. Wil
liam Haynes is rapidly nearing com
Raymond and Vera Butler attended
a party in Twin Falls Saturday even
son will he
Fred Shaw's baby has been
luite sick this week.
Invitations are out
for a party
Thursday evening at the Butler home,
complimenting Miss Maude Joyce.
. The combined harvcsteV and thresh
jer of Webster and Turner,
«threshing on the desert this week.
We under«.tand that Mr. M. A. Pat
terson has purchased a new piano.
NEW SCHOOL LAWS ISSUED
Annotated Codes filte I'roelslons for
Distribution of School Ketenues.
Miss Bernice McCoy, state superin
tendent of public instruction, is dis
tributing the new school laws of the
state that she has had printed in neat
and handy form. They were compiled
for her and annotated by T. 0. Cof
fin, assistant attorney general. Among
other things, the new laws provide
that 40 per cent of the whole amount
of state and county funds will he
apportioned among the several dis
tricts in proportion to the number of
teachers regularly employed in such
district. 40 per cent apportioned per
capita, among the several districts in
proportion to the census children,
counting 25 census pupils minim un;
17 per cent of the whole, or as much
thereof as needed, is to be the relief
fund for weak districts; 3 per cent
of the whole amount, or as much
thereof as needed, is to be appor
tioned among rural high school lis
tricts or consolidated districts curry
ing high school work in proportion to
the number of teachers regularly em
ployed in such, high school work.
Any amount remaining is to he ap
portioned per capita of census pupils
among the several districts.
President G. A. Axline, of the State
Normal school at Albion, is sending
out a bulletin announcing two new
departments for his school. First is
department of rural education.
The second is the department of agri
As head of the first department,
Prof. John C. Werner has been se
lected. He is a graduate of tiie Tri
State Normal school and of the Uni
versity of Indiana, and has his Mas
ter's degree from the University of
Chicago, where he specialized in ru
ral work. For the past two years he
has been a member of the faculty of.
the department of education in the [
Kansas State Agricultural College. I
Prof. Werner is strongly recommend- I
ed by Dean Chas. H. Judd, of the
University of Chicago, and by Presi- j
dent McAley, of the University of I
Maine, who was state superintendent
of Indiana at the time Prof. Werner I
was for five years a county super
intendent of one of the big counties in
Indiana. Pres. McAley speaks in words
of earnest praise of Prof. Werner's
knowledge of rural problems and his
efficiency as a county superintendent.
The new department of agriculture
will be in charge of Miss Caroline
Ruth Jackson, one of the authors of
Jackson & Daugherty's "Agriculture
Through the Laboratory and School
Garden," and one of the most success
ful elementary agriculture texts that
has been written. Miss Jackson in
troduced agriculture and senool gar
den into the Kirksville, Mo., State
Normal school. She comes to this
school mist highly recommended by
prominent educators as one of the best
experts in agriculture in the country.
Tiie advantage of having a woman ex
pert at tiie head of the department of
agriculture in the State Normal
school, where most of the students
are women is apparent at a glance.
BIG BARLEY YIELD
K. Hinton of Hansen, Gets 100
Hansen stands well to the front, in
the line of dry land barley and also
takes second place for none when it
comes to watered barley. J. R. Hin
ton cut a field of barley last w r eek that
is as fine as counld be imagined. The
heads are tall, extra well filled, and
MONEY TO LOAN
Farm Lands and Twin Falls
SWIM & ALDRICH
Bank & Trust Building
He estimates the
are very heavy.
yield at over 100 bushels, and as
lias made this record before, it is not
anything unusual for him. The barley
will be ready to thresh in a few days,
and as the wheat is turning very fast
around Hansen, we can soon expect
to hear the whistle and puff of the
threshers again. The clovers are well
on the way to maturity, too, and pre
parations are being made to harvest
and handle the immense crops that
will be ready soon. The second crop
of hay is being put up now, and with
a little more water to work with on the
last crop, the yield ought to exceed
that of the first two crops, which
Were rather short- Kimberly Call.
DENION HURT IN ACCIDENT
Kimberly .Miller Is knocked Uncon
scious and Confined In Bed.
Thrown from a motorcycle on a
pile of rocks, fifteen miles beyond
Shoshone, Wednesday evening, R. H.
Denton was knocked senseless and
was thereafter confined to his bed for
several days, but is now better.
Mr. Denton rode his own motorcycle
twenty miles beyond Shoshone on bus
iness last Wednesday and started back
in the afternoon. After he had ridden
a short distance his machine gave out
and he telephoned to Twin Falls for
Our Entire Stock of Ladies*
Summer Dresses Reduced
We have a few left, and in order to
clean up" we will offer our stock of
summer dresses for One*Half Price.
A few ladies' waists, consisting of
Candy Stripe, Voiles, Crepe de Chine
and Lace. Regular price $2.98=$7.50
20 Bon Ton Corsets, $5 and $6.50
$2.50 and $3.25
One lot of Silk Dresses
Six new Silk Dresses, special price $/5
Booth Mercantile Co.
an expert to fix it. The professional
came out but failed to locate the trou
ble, and invited Mr. Denton to ride
home behind him. After they had
gone some miles the motor became un
manageable and bumped into some
rocks. Mr. Denton suffered several in
juries on the legs and abdomen, and
was rendered unconscious for a short
time. After lie recovered he rode be
This provision of the law makes it
a misdemeanor for one dairyman to
use to bottles of another dairyman in
handling milk or cream.
The consumers attention is invited
to the provision of the law making
a misdemeanor to use milk cans or |
milk bottles for any purpose other |
than the holding of milk or cream. j
Tliis law reads, as follows, Chapter t
2k2, Session Laws 1911, Section 4:
"It shall be unlawful for any per
son other than the rightful owner j
thereof to use any (milk) can, bottle,
cask, keg, barrel or other receptacle;
hind the motorcycle man to Shoshone
he,where he remained over
Thursday. Arriving here he was con
fined to his tied for three days but lias
now completely recovered and left to
day for Salt Lake City on business for
the Kimberly Milling company.—Kim
Your attention is called to Section
11, Chapter 190, Session Laws 1911,
which is as follows;
"It shall be unlawful to fill or re
fill with milk, cream or other milk
product any glass jar or bottle having
the name of any person, firm or cor
poration blown Hierein or any private
mark or marks irrespectively brand
ed, stamped, etched, or blown there
marked or branded as herein provid
ed, for any purpose, or for the trans
portation or handling of any article or
product than designated or provided
for by such branding."
It has come to the attention of this
department that milk bottles register
ed and marked with the name of the
owner, are being confiscated by some
housewives and used as jelly glasses,
etc. This is not only unfair to the
dairyman but is a violation of the
law'. Investigations along this line
will be made and prosecution insti
tuted w'here facts are sufficient to
warrant such action.
It might be well for the public to
bear in mind that a registered milk
bottle cannot be sold by the dairyman
and cannot be used by anyone, other
than the owner, for any purpose and
can be used by the owner only for the
transportation and delivery of milk
end all others are warned that this
law will be enforce .
Verv rest ectfull'-.
J. K. WHITE.
* ■ *
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Chance,
July 24, a son, at the P. and S. hospi
tal. Mother and son are doing nicely.
Mrs. R. R. Kendell was very ill for
a few" days in Twin Falls from pto
maine poisoning. She was cared for
by Dr. Morgan and is now at home,
but very weak.
Mrs. Weatherly and sister, Miss
Stark, were business visitors in Twin
Aunty Baker spent Thursday at the
home of Mrs. Goss.
Roy and Leo. Lee have been quite
sick with colds.
Mr. Harkin is here again with a
force of men and teams, completing
the state highway road.
Boh Kendall was in Twin Falls Sat
Cecil Boyd is ill with typhoid fever.
Had been drinking water from the
ditch while working, which is sup
posed to be the cause of his illness.
All should be careful.
Grandma Hall was taken very ill
while visiting her daughter, Mrs.
Bradley, in Twin Falls. Dr. Stewart
of Boise, was summoned to her bed
side. She is again able to be up and
around and is at home.
The work on the elevator is pro
gressing rapidly and will be another
added improvement to Murtaugh.
Tiie new sixteen-roomed hotel is
painted and being plastered and will !
soon be ready for occupance by Pro
Haying is over and harvesting be
Phones will he installed in the
it'ranch homes in the near future. be
| Mrs. Gross and Mrs. Webb drove
| over to Eden Saturday to visit until
j Sunday evening with Mr. and Mrs.
t Bruce. Gordon.
E. M. Hooper is selling his house
hold goods and will go to Topeka,
j where his family is visiting with, the
expectation of locating there.
Mrs. R. R. Kendell was a passenger ,
to Twin Falls Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Johnson were
business visitors in Twin Falls Satur
Mr. Alexander of Kimberly, is run
ning a meat wagon to Murtaugh three
times a week and is doing a good bus
iness, running out of meat before get
ting near around.
Mrs. R. R. Kendell will leave for
Boise Tuesday to spend a few weeks
with lier sister, Mrs. Andy Carlson.
Miss Stark left for Salt Lake Sun
day evening and spent a few days be
fore going to Livingston,
where she will teach school.
All are glad to know Mrsî Hansen
is doing nicely since undergoing the
operation and Is at home.
U. S. IS A GOOD BANKER
Bankers Must Follow in the Footsteps
of Government Policy.
Bunking by mail will soon be a fea
ture of the business done by practical
ly every bank in the United States,
cording to information contained in a
banking paper just received by State
Bank Commissioner Hitt. The article
called attention to the fact that the
postal savings bank added banking by
mail to its system on July 1, and
pressed the opinion that nation and
state banks will follow suit. The ar
ticle was as follows;
Banking by mail was added to the
postal savings bank systemf on July
1, and now people can bank with the
government no matter where they live.
Bankers probably will combat this
new feature by more general installa
tion of banking-by-mail systems, ocu
pled with persistent advertising re
minding the public of the greater rate
of interest and more general service
that can be had at the ordinary bank,
accommodations that cannot be ob
tained from the cashier at the govern
Another impetus to banking by mail
is afforded by the rapid extension of
rural mail service. Routes to the
number of 710, to serve 82,390 famil
ies with daily free delivery, were op
ened June 15. Delivery by auto is being
provided in many localities, the ser
vice to begin August 1.
People in sparsely populated dis
tricts not under the jurisdiction of a
postoffice with a postal bank service
can now obtain credentials from the
local postmaster, forward them to the
nearest postal bank and have their
names added to the books.
Postal banks January 1 had 497,000
active accounts, 175,000 depositors hav
ing enrolled since war broke out.
About 10 per cent of the total number
are under 14 and 10 per cent over 65
Uncle Sam believes in direct adver
tising. A leaflet printed in 22 lan
guages points out that an account may
be opened by a married woman free
from control or interference by her
husband; that postal officials are tor
bidden to disclose to any person, ex
cept the depositor, the amount of any
made without prevous notice; and that
the government agrees to repay all dft
posits on demand with accrued inter
est. —Boise Statesman.
that withdrawals may be
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