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9 ' s TWIN FALLS TIMES V n VOL. XI. NO 40. ELEVENTH YEAR. TWIN FALLS, TWIN FALLS COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25. 1016. SUBSCRIPTION $2.00 PER YEAR ADDITION fOR l-D STORE W.S. McCornick Tears Down One Building lo Erect a Betler EVERYTHING OF MODERN TERN IN NEW STRUCTURE. PAT* Result Will be General Rearrangement of Idaho Department Store—Offices »«d Apartments Upstairs. Owing to increased business and the prospect of a tremendous growth in Twin T'alla during the coming year, rhe Idaho Department store will ex tend into a rew building, the con struction of which will take place at once, on the site of the two-story structure adjoining, recently occupied by the Hat shoo and owned by W S. McCornick. Work on tearing down the old building began Thursday morn ing. V The new structure will be 25 by 125 feet in size with a full basement, and will be built of Salt Lake dressed brick The structure which it replaces was 25 by 80 feet, and while a good building in every way, was not con sidered up to date enough to keep pace with the new Twin Falls. Noth ing in tlie way of modern convenience will be left out of the new building. When the new addition has been completed it will be occupied by the clothing department of the Idaho De partment store. The ready-tp-wear department will go into the present clothing department. These changes will be accompanied by a general re modelling and rearrangement of the interior of the present store along the A most approved modern lines. Manager Sinclair said Thursday that he was not prepared at present to announce the details of all the contemplated changes, but that they would be quite extensive. There will be two suites of offices in front of the new structure, while the rear will contain McCornick apart ments fitted up lo tlie minute. The construction work on the build ing is being done by Reed & Co., archi tects, who will push it to completion as rapidly as compatible with good workmanship. ✓ I j WILCOX ENTERS RACE fOR COUNTY ASSESSOR -I. W. Beauchamp, Republican, Present Assessor, Not a Candidate for Re election. With tlie announcement this week that J. W. Beauchamp, who has serv ed two terms as assessor of Twin Falls county, would not be a candi date for re-election, the contest for the office has narrowed down to two candidates, insofar as republicans are concerned, John F'. Hansen of Rock Creek, whose intention to run for assessor was first announced in THE TIMES a few days ago, and George W. Wilcox, present deputy assessor, formal announcement appears in an other column. • Mr. Beauchamp, it is reported is con sidering plans for tlie further devel opement of his farm on tlie north end of the Salmon tract, south of Filer, and expects lo build and move upon his plade at the expiration of his term of office. George W. Wilcox, who will be a candidate in the Republican primar ies, lias served as Mr. Beauchamp's deputy during his entire administra tion, as well as having had consid erable experience in Michigan, where he served two terms as enunty treas urer lyid two as assessor. No Democrats have as yet cast their hats into tlie ring for the assessor's office, although it is reported that Lee F. Johnson, who made the race, last year, is being urged to run again. I 1 / MARRIAGE LICENSES, The following marriage licenses have l>een issue the past week by County Ulerk Finch : A. S. Ferrenberg to Net tie Mary Anderson, Kimberly; B. F. Williams, Filer, to Ruth Trees, Burley; Herman Giese to Ella Buchanan, Twin Falls; Leslie J. Malone, Filer, to Luel la A. Johnson, Twin Falls; Elmer Ball to Myrtle Moodlin, Filer; Emery E. Bryant to Bessie Carter, Buhl. HUDSON "SUPER SIX" ARRIVES The Johnson Auto company is in j receipt of the Hudson "Super Six" car I which is now on exhibition and which 1 is being inspected by automobile men | and others interested. The ear la a i handsome one ........ ..v BEGIN YYORK ON Bl 1LDING. ( Salladay and Wilklaon have- begun ' work on Uieir new building in the rear of the First National bank, taking ad vantage of the fine weather to push AT JOHNSON AUTO GARAGE the construction. lm nm m "T AM Milhi, UPWARD Top lor Long Time Readied Monday Cattle Rallier YVeai Hut Holding at Good Prices. TEie top lamb «ale of die season was made today on an exceptional double deck of lambs from Union Junction, Ore., says the Portland Live Stock Journal Monday. This loppy little bunch weighed on an average 102 pounds. These lambs would, had they liad tlie same finish and weighed less, no doubt brought as much as $9.25. They had a little too much weight for this market. Lamb prices are being forced at quite a rapid rate. The shortage is acute and the rise in values has been on the phenomlnal order. Since the first of January the advance has been $1.00 per hundred cent raise now prevailing for tops is 80 cents over the top for same period last year and $2.25 two years ago. Arrivals of sheep and lambs accord ing to the first reports of the day were only 331 head, the most part consisting of two decks of lambs from the Eastern Oregon Experiment sta tion at Union Junction, Ore. brought $9.05 per cwt. The sheep market generally is steady too strong in every division. This month's receipts have been very light, the demand exceeding the receipts many times. Shippers, especially, have had to go short, many of them being unable to pick up any of their supplies al though they have had buyers on the ground constantly. Today's cattle market did not open with any snap. The general tone draggy at the start, but after a slow opening closed active. Plain classes ruled about steady, especially for the best and poorest in this class', the dium stuff probably suffering a little. Last week's run of cattle was more than double that of the week previous. While the increased marketing did not act anything like a tonic for tin (Continued on Page 3.' up The nine They was me mar OLIVER MEETINGS ATTRACT ATTENTION Letters of Inquiry From Surrounding States Received—Big Crowds Come On Excursions to Attend. The tabernacle meetings conducted in Twin Falls by Dr. French E. Oliver and his seven associates are arousing interest not only throughout Idaho but in adjoining states as well, as evi denced by numerous inquiries received daily from contiguous portions of Utah, Montana, Oregon and Washing ton. On the other hand local minis ters and lay members of the Christian churches connected with the conduct of the meetings have received letters of commendation from people in more than a dozen other states, where Oli ver meetings have previously been held. Those attending the meetings des cribe Dr. Oliver's sermons as being pungent, humorous, pathetic, eloquent, logical, spiritual, practical and power ful, and insist that they cannot fail to result in a great moral uplift to the community. In Twin Falls and about there lias been over 300 conversions, with about 200 consecrations, and the subject of religion as related to the home, busi ness. social, industrial and govern mental life is being talked of and thought of by the people generally lo an unusual degree sin-' t started, Sunday a special train brought about 350 from Hansen, Kimberly nd Mur taugh to tlie services; Tuesday even ing another special arrived with more than 200 from Filer, Buhl and Maroa; Wednesday specials came In with larg delegations from Rogersou, Hollister and Berger and other points along that line; and a large representation from points along the North Side will come in early next week. Rev. Frank A.Mlller is almost every night at some outstation point preaching, singing and Increasing the interest which is even now proving tlie surprise of Dr. Oli ver and the people of Twin Falls, i, e.. overcrowding the capacity of the beau tiful and commodious tabernacle, with overflow meetings being held in the nearby churches. One of the most unique and inspiring scenes yet wit nessed by the auditors was the ap pearance in a body Wednesday even ing of more than 175 of the business women and young ladles of Twin Falls headed by their leader, MIss Mac Laren. meeting ROBIN HOOD PROMISES TO BE EXCEPTIONALLY GOOD Robin Hood, which plays at the Lav erdng evening, is receiving flattering press notices all along 1 ' ne ' a " d promises to be an unusu a 2J y spot ln Pwin Falls, thea trl , history. Among the cast are such stars as; Ivy Scott. Ralph Brainard, Henry C. j Marlin, James Stevens, W. S. C. Hus ter, Phil Branson, Tillie Salinger and Sol Solomon. The company carrier its own special orchestra and scenery, as well as an unusually large cast. In eluding a chorus of thirty girls and a male chorus. CHAUTAUQUA SET FOR JUNE 19-24 Many First Class Attractif ns Are Promised for Program MGR. OF ELLISON-WHITE CHAU TAUQUA TELLS OF COURSE* Several Lecturers F'ine Musical Num bers and Many Special Features An nounced With Others to Be Added. Many good attractions are promised for the Chautauqua course which will be put on in this city by the Ellison White system, June 19 to 24. ter to Secretary James McMillan of the commercial club, received Wednes day, announcing the dates, J. R. Elli son says: Portland, Oregon, Feb. 21, 1916. J. McMillan, Secretary, Commercial Club, Twin Falls, Idaho. Dear Mr. McMillan; George Fitch says Music, New York City Marine Band (2 con certa). The International Operatic Company, The Skibinsky-Welch Com pany, The Sequoia Male Quartet, The Kiner Sisters, The Kaffir Boy Choir. lu a let "Chautauqua tones down the horrors of acquiring an education." The coming Chautau qua is going to do some "toning," but wliat I started to say is that the Chau tauque will be there about June 19th to June 24th inclusive. These dates are not definite as yet, but very short ly you will receive their confirmation and then they may be definitely nounced. The talent list is a notable one, among others are the following: an Lecturers. Sylverter A. Long, Dr. W. A. Huns berger, Robert Parker • Miles, Francis Labadie. Lou Beauchamp. Special Features. Tlie Comus Club, The Mawson South Pole Pictures, Donald Bouchier, Tenor. While one or two numbers are yet to be announced. A man said to us on seeing this list the other day: "All that for one ticket! How can you do it?'' Some fine new features for adver tising are being planned. It's going to be a great Chautauqua. You'll hear from us again soon. Cordially yours, The Ellison-White Chautauqua System J. R. ELLISON. BUHL WILL REJOICE ON PIONEER DAY , » . . Api il 1 1 tit Tu^tond ( it> Will Hu Fun Years Old—Grand Parade Is ned for tlie City. 'lau On April 17th there will be a cole bration of the tenth birthday of the city ol Buhl, at which there will he a grand parade with floats and autos , at which it Is planned to have 300 vehicles in line, t. B. Peck, now pres ident of the commercial club at the west end city, bought the first lot sold when the townsite was placed on auc ll ™ j^7- lOO® i n> n ads leading to Buhl are ex peeled to be In fine condition by the tim that the celebr-iti • i is held as the i..ov ment !or commun!*/ 1 | - era imj In road repair' ng is progrès: - ing -plem.ii ly and it lias tiecn uecid ed to maintain a road patrol regularly to c.tOij £iiy rut as soon as it begins to develop. This work is under the supervision of the new auto associa tion. of which B. R. Tillery is presi dent and J. M. Bradley Is secretary. LAWYERS WILL BANQUET. The annual banquet of the Twin Falls Bar association, will be held either Thursday or Friday of next week. A good program is' being ar ranged which will be ready in a cou ple of days. President A. M. Bowen said yesterday that he was unable to say definitely whether members of the bar from other places would be among the speakers, but could tell on his re turn tomorrow from Boise. BIDS ON PARISH HOUSE. Bids for parish house of the Episco pal church, were opened Saturday at the office of B. E. Morse, architect. These were five bids as follows; Fra zer & Dodd. $5000; W. G. Reed, $5600; Ernest White, $5825; Earl Fell. $5850; P. H. Thompson, $5,938. for formal action on the bids has yet been held. R ., rvw ...... ...... .. RITES MIR Bl HL ( El.EBK VTION. Cut rates over the Oregon Short Line have been announced for the Buhl pioneer celebration, April 17. The Buhl Commercial club has invited the Salt Lake commercial orgauiza tion If. arrange its trade excursion -c li lut at that time so as to arrive In Buhl on tlie day of the big doings. No meeting SALMON APPEAL BERIO ARGUED Salmon Company Takes federal Court Decision to Appellate Court ASKS TO BE RELIEVED FROM OR DER OF FEDERAL COURT Seeks to Maintain Position That No Water Rights Were Sold, hut Only Proportionate Share in System. Today is the date set for the Sal mon River case before the court of appeals at San Francisco, in which the Twin Falls-Salmon River Land & Water company, the promoters of the Salmon River project, are asking of the appellate court that they be leased from the interlocutory order issued by Judge Dietrich of the Feder al court last July, whereby the pro motion company is restrained from attempting to make any collections from entrymen on the project for past due installments price of water rights, until the pany can satisfy ttie court that it has provided 2 3-4 feet of water for each acre of land sold. The action was originally brought by the Salmon River Settlers' associa tion, not only for the plaintiffs nam ed in the bill, who are A. E. Caldwell, W. F. Mikesell, V. E. Morgan, J. E. Pohlman, W'. C. Pond, James W. Beau champ, Carl Washburn and Harold M. Sims, but on behalf of all settlers and water contract holders upon said tract. It is the claim of these con tract holders that in entering into a contract with the Land & Water com pany, tiny agreed to pay $40.00 per , acre for a water right as well as for ! a proportionate interest in the irriga I ttoj» ♦ stem to be constructed for the conservation and distribution of the water. They further claim that in violation of the terms of the state contract, which, by reference, became a part of the settlers' contract, the company has sold water rights far in "excess of the appropriation of wa ter therefor'' and that for this reason the company is unable to comply with the terms of its contract and cannnot furnish or deliver the water right pur chased. The settlors are refusing to pay the installments due under the contract, and for relief asked that the company and its successors be enjoined from collecting such installments until the water right sold is delivered. It is the further claim of Uie settlers that the Land and Water company is in solvent and there is no other water available than the flow of Salmon re on the purchase com Of SHORT DURATION - Slight Fall in Portland Caused WUd Report on Local Market—Prices Again High. Ä. lSS « ,„ mpa „ y .... tends that it did not agree to sell eny water right: but only a propor tlonute interest in an irrigation sys 1tem to be represented by shares of stock in a company known as the Canal company, and it would be trans ferred what the Land and Water com pany had acquired in the way of a water right as well as all works of diversion; that having constructed a dam and various canals for the pur pose of conserving all the water in tlie creek and tlie canals and laterals adequate for the distribution of such water, the companv lias fully per formed its contract and was entitled to collect the amouts due under tlie contracts regardless of the question (of water supply. The company also issued bonds, to secure the payment of which it as signed as collateral the settlers' con tracts to one of the appellants Robinson, and also executed A. C. a trust (Continued on Page 8.) DROP IN HOGS WAS A slight drop in the Portland hog markat Tuesday, a report of which readied tills city in a greatly exagger ated form, resulted In a sudden and decided fall of prices for a few hours in this icty, from which the market speedily recovered, better than before the temporary flur ry, the very best bringing $6.75. Wheat and oats are down about 10 Prices are as follows: Gem potatoes now bring $1.00 and white five cents less. Wheat In hulk is $1.40; in sack, $1.45. Oats bring from $1.30 to $1.40. Steers bring from $5 to $5.50; cows and bulls, $8.50 toi *4; lambs. 6 to cen cents; ewes from' 6 to 6 cents; hogs from $4.50 to $5.50. Butter 20 cents: eggs, ?5 cents. Prices are now cents. " Chamberlain of Buhl, Irans acted business in this city Wednesday on his way home from Pendleton. Ore., where be went on business a couple ol weeks ago. MRS. ROSS RtPRIEVfD BY GOVERNOR ALEXANDER j Sentenced Here for Receiving Stolen I Goods at Albion, She Is Released After Appeal to Pardon Board. BOISE.—Mrs. pleaded guilty Mamie Ross, who to receiving stolen goods, and who was sentenced to a term of not Mes than six months and not more than five years in the pen itentiary, left Boise Tuesday evening with her month-old babe, to return to her home in Albion, having been granted a reprieve by the on Monday. Mrs. Ross, who was sentenced with her husband, son and step-son, arriv ed in Boise Thursday evening and there being no place for the babe in the one room allotted to women at the penitentiary, the infant was plac ed in the care of the children's home. On Saturday Mrs. Ross appeared be fore the pardon board and told her story and on Monday the granted her a reprieve. r " brought to the warden at the peni tentiary until noon, however, when she was at once released and arrange ments made to send her home on the first train. governor - 1 | I governor This was not The mother called at the home for her baby on the way to the station. Mrs. Ross' brother sent word that he would pay for his sister's ticket and see that she was met on her ar- j rival at Albion, where she will be re united with her other small children, ! two girls and a boy, who are being j kept by relatives, "What do you expect to do when you get back?" Mrs. Ross was asked "The first thing I hope to do is to get my children under my own roof again. Our things are still in tlie | house that we rented. What 1 shall i do after that I do not know '' ! Mrs. Ross told the pardon board that she did not know that tlie goods were stolen hut had told the officers that she had received the goods he cause her son and step-son had brought them. She said her husband when the goods were brought home, but they both had to suffer for what tlie boys did. Mrs. Ross was sentenced with her husband and three other members of the family a couple of weeks-ago. The information from Boise does state what investigation was made by the pardon hoard to verify the story told them by Mrs. Ross. was away not EIEIV NEW BOOKS I IN THE LIBRARY Works of Different Kinds to be Placed at the. Disposal of the Monday Afternoon. i | I I j ; People on The following books were placed on the shelves of the Twin Falls library Monday afternoon : Up From Slavery, Washington. Pride and Prejudice, Ansten. Sense and Sensibility. Stories of the Opera,' Shubert. Henrietta Temple, Bearonfield. Melting Pot. Zangwill. Prophet of the Great Smoky tains, Cradock. Pillars of Society, Isben. Maria. Isaacs. Barriers, Beach. Silver Horde, Beach. White Fang, London, Call of the Wild, London. Captain Courageous, Kipling. Kim, Kipling. Kidnapped. Stevenson. Tennessee Shad. Johnson. Alaska Days With John Muir, Penelop's Postscripts, Wiggins. Hepsey Burke. Wescott. Plying U's Last Stand, Bower. Happy Family, Bower. Happy Family, Bower. Story of My Life, Helen Keller. Payshelf, Egoirt Meredith. Story of Julia Page, Norris. Heart's Kindred, Gale. Heart of the Sunset, Beach. I Aunt Jane, Lee. ggSÄ.. Dear Enemy. Webster, t K, Rhinehart. Moun Young Rainbow Trail, Grey. • Children's Books. Toby Tiler, Otis. Mr, Shibb's Brother, Otis. Old Ben, Otis. Jenny Wren's Boarding House, Otis. Teddy and Carols, Otis. Lotta Embury's Career, Peattie. Sebasio Wohelo, Campfire Girls, Ro gers. Story of a Bad Boy, Aldrich. Boy Scouts in a Trapper's Camp, Burgess. Jack Among the Indians, Grinnell. Jack, the Y oung Ranchman, Grin- | ! nell. j 1 i Tales From Shakespeare, Lamb. Men of iron, Pyle. Hero Tales of the Far North, Ttiis. The first drawing room meeting , der the direction of Mrs. Norvell in connection with the tabernacle meet j ings, was held this morning at the I * lom ® °f Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Brecken I ridge, at ten o'clock. In these services Mrs. Norvell will seek to accomplish I the spiritual enlistment of all the club j women of Twin Fulls and surround ! ing towns. un GREAT DRIVE BY GERMANS Seven Army Corps, 280,000 Men, Attack on Wide front GERMANS CLAIMING NUMBER OK I M FO RTA NT A D \ A NCES. Paris Admits Some Ground Lost and Describes the Engagement a.s Pro gressing With Increasing Intensity, Troops belonging to seven German army corps, under Crown Prince Fred erick William, are engaged along a 25 mile front north of Verdun in a des perate effort to drive back the French defending forces, probably with the capture of the great fortress of Verdun in view. There had been heavy fighting for a considerable period in this district of the French war zone, but within the last few days the attacks of the Ger mans have taken on added strength The battle line has been extended and now roac hes from Malcancourt, on the we st, 1° Etain, on the east, with Ver dun in tlie center, only a few miles southward. I'* 1 ® Germans claim to have made 1m P° rtant advances and to some extent these are admitted by the French office - which describes the batUe as one of increasing Intensity, The German preparations were ex t, ' ns i VP a nd the bombardment of Un French positions with thousands of shells was interrupted. As the French had foreseen this battle all their avail - *^1® Buns were called into action and res Ponded in kind to the heavy shell ing of the Germans, While at some points the French were unable to resist the onslaughter tlle atta ®hlng forces along much of th ® front, according to th<- Paris com munication, the attacks were well ta * ned and heavy losses were inflicted on Gie Germans. w ,1 ■ SUB 150,000 IN AUTOS TO BE SEEN AI AUTO SHOW One Hundred and Ten People D orking Mak, ' roml,, S ®*««t Huge Suc cess—Other Details. In the Twin Falls Automobile show to be held at the Oliver Tabernacle March 20th to 25th, the people of Southern Idaho will view a greater spectacle than has ever been seen In this section of the country. When one stops to consider the values involved the exhibition resolves itself into affair of much more than passing in terest It has been estimated that the total value of the cars exhibited will be approximately 50,000, not to men tion the many accessories which will be exhibited. About 110 people will be connected with the show as exhibitors, musicians, entertainers, etc. One thou sand four hundred yards of cloth will be used in the decorations; the deco rations will be in blue and white, these having been chosen as the offi cial colors of the auto show, None of the endless details which must be carefully considered in order to give such an exhibition its fullest power for success, have been forgot ten or neglected. And, in view of the fact that no expense is being spared to secure the best possible artistic deco rations, it is certain that a visit to the tabernacle during the show will be well worth while if only to admire the scenic effects. From an education standpoint, how ever, as well as from the standpoint of interest and pleasure, every southern Idahoan should avail himself or her self of the opportunity which the Twin Falls Automobile show offers. au TECHNICAL ERROR HELD NOT VITAL Judge Babcock Monday decided legal question resulting from an in correct description in a mechanics Hen, holding the lien to be good al though according to its terms it on a house on the southwest quarter of the southeast quarter, instead of the northwest quarter of the southeast quarter of a certain section, ties understood what house it intended to describe, that of J, E I-ane, J S. Ellison, W. Harkins and J. B. Burrows against James Walker, et al. C. L. Tubbs built the house and received a certain sum of money from Walker, but failed to pay plaintiff in the case for labor and material. The defendants accepted the judgment and promptly paid the judgment, costs and attorney fees in all $249.76. was on All par was The ease was Herman Giese and Ella Buchanan were married Wednesday morn ng at 8:00 o'clock at the Catholic chur h at a nuptial high mass by Rev. N. P. Hahn, the pastor. At 1:30 p. m. a wed ding dinner was served at the Buch anan home. Both young peop; are well an favorably known in this city.