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The Twin Falls Times'
TWICE-A-WEEK Published Tuesdays and Fridays by the TIMES PRINTING & PUBLISHING COMPANY, Ltd. D1S( 'ONTINUANCE : Many subscribers prefer not to have their subscriptions interrupted in case they fail to remit before expiration. Notwithstanding this, it is not assumed that continuous service is desired; still, subscribers are cvi pected to notify us with reasonable promptness to slop if the paper is no longer desired. Entered »it the Twin Falls postofflee as second class matter as a twiee-a-week publication, October 18, 1910. TWO DOLLARS PER YEAR IN ADVANCE NOTICE: The proposition to establish a municipal lighting system for Twin ,, , * , • -r ; ., „1 Falls, utilizing the power now going to waste in nock < reck, is one that will eommaud immediate attention not only from the city conn eil but from the people at large. In many ways it is the most ini portant issue raised in Twin F'alls for a long time. Coming as it does at a ..me when the city is about to embank on municipal waterworks operation it will find many supporters who will eonlend that 1 ho eity might as well go the whole distance and adopt municipal lighting as well. On the other hand, the ... will perhaps say that the city shouKl wait until the success of its experiment with municipal waterworks has been demonstrated before launching further into llie seas of public ownership. However, in one particular, the eity cannot afford to wait. It is imperative that a new bridge he constructed across Hock Creek, if, as the commercial club directors contend, a cement bridge can he built as cheaply as a steel strueturF and if the power now going to waste in the stream is sufficient to give the city municipal lighting, it would seem to be the part of prudence to erect the cement structure and save thc power, pending the determination of the question of whether a eity municipal plant should he installed or not. On the face of the thing, the directors make a good ease for the municipal lighting plant, and ownership of municipal lighting is so clearly within the functions of eity government, it would seem that the burden of proof should he on those who oppose the plan. To .he sure, a certificate of necessity would have to he obtained from the public utilities commission. Pocatello, which recently voted to adopt municipal lighting, finds its application for such certificate formally opposed by the merged electrical interests and the question has not yet been decided. On the face of it, it would look as if (he commission could take hut one view in regard to Twin F'alls. Fligh ted! months ago when the city was smaller than it is now and when its prospects for immediate and very great expansion were far less promising, the commission granted the Idaho Light & Power company the required certificate which enabled it to come into this territory. The commission afterwards, having discovered 1 ha 1 the rival, com panies would not compete, allowed them to merge. room for competing companies so short a time ago. surely there is room for "a municipal plant in this city at present. Such a plant would not necessarily conflict with the activities of the electrical company now enjoying a monopoly and if it threatened to do so, would serve only •ven more diligent in attending to the needs of its patrons. MUNICIPAL LIGHTING. But if there were to make it HONORING INDUSTRIAL HEROES The people of the Twin F'alls tract will unanimously acquiesce in the plan to erect a statue in honor of Frank II. Buhl, Jr., proposed by the directors of the Twin F'alls Commercial club at their meeting Fri day afternoon. It is a good sign when the heroes ot peace receive a proper share of the honors bestowed by grateful people. Not less] honor to those who distinguish themselves in war. hut more to those who do great things in other lines. There are industrial despots as well as military usurpers, hut there are, also those in industrial as well as military life who deserve monuments. Milton, following Cicero. | though perhaps not borrowing from him, declared that "peace hath victories not less renewed than war," and surely a recognition of this fact in bronze or marble, is fitting. And to none, according to all who know the risk involved, is such honor due more than to the men who laid ont the Twin Falls tract. Another thought, perhaps an impertinent one. and not wholly re levant : Those in war who lead a forlorn hope and lose are honored scarcely less than those who win. Hannibal died on exile, Napoleon died a prisoner, Lee fought for a lost cause, the Old Guard perished on Waterloo, the Spartan 800 were annihilated at Thermopylae, and the Alamo defenders had "no messenger of defeat." Yet all these are honored, and their defeats are explained. But for the man who fails in the industrial struggle, there is no excuse offered, except that he was incompetent, he did not "make good," he was "not a suc cess." It would be hard to erect monuments for all the financial wrecks strewn along the shores of the business ocean, hut a recogni tion of the successful, by calling attention to the merit of business heroism, may eventually serve to call attention to thc fact that the failures in the industrial no less than in the military world, may have lost because of the overwhelming odds against them, or on account of unavoidable circumstances, rather than ou account of any lack of ability on their part, I ; ' CO-OPERATION POSSIBLE, Now that municipal waterworks is assured and a discussion on the advisibility of municipal lighting is inevitable, different plans for the working out of the details of either or both are in order. Tlie last legislature enacted a law permitting the union of two or more munici palities for the purpose of establishing and maintaining certain public, utilities. Buhl, which already has a city water system, is now seri ously considering thc feasibility of getting Clear Lakes water instead of ditch water for its people. During a discussion of that question some time ago, it was suggested in the west end city that an effort he made to unite Twin Palls and Filer in the establishment of a muniei pal water system for the three places. However, as the statue as en acted provided specifically only for joint electrical lighting systems it was thought that it would not cover waterworks and the plan was not pursued. In view of the action of tin' Twin F'alls Commercial club directors in recommending that Rock Creek power he used for a city lighting system, it might he well to ascertain whether should the plan go through, Buhl and Filer would he willing to co-operate in a joint lighting system, all using power generated here. The friendly spirit slmwn by many people in Buhl toward possible co-operation in joint water works operation when that plan was thought feasible, leads to the hope that, should joint electrical operation he found ad visible from a business point of view, Twin Falls and the west end city could co-operate for their mutual financial benefit. THE D. W. DAVIS DENIAL. Elsewhere in this issue Thc Times publishes a letter from 1). AY. Davis, of American F'alls, one of the candidates for Republican guber natorial nomination, in which he denies the statement that he has pur chased the Aberdeen Times with others, made by the Blaekfoot Opti mist and republished with credit to that paper in The Times. The item was republished by this paper as a matter of legitimate news and under the impression that the Optimist was correctly informed in regard to the statement it made. The denial is published as a matter of news and of fairness. While the denial from Editor Toner of the Aberdeen Times, to which reference is made by Mr. Davis has nol been received, we have no reason to doubt the truth of the statement that he did not buy that paper, and gladly give his letter the same publicity wc gave to thc Optimist article; more in fact, since this statement is added to the news story. The Times desires to he just to all concerned, whether freeing with them politically or not. MINUTES OF MEETING OF TWIN FALLS CITY COUNCIL, FEB. 2s. GUß, , , , ' 1 ' "UN STATE OP II \!U , i Ol XT'! OF l WIN FALLS, s - Twin Falls, Idaho, February 2Sth, A. D., 1916. The City Council of the City of Twin F'all.s mi t in regular session in pursu ance to adjournment of the regular meeting of Monday, F'cbruary 21st, at the regular meeting place of said Council, to-wit: Commercial Club i, .n lll( , Boju buk . on Main Av< nur m the said City of Twin i . ,hc -, sth . '*' iy J? 1 . 1 , < ,! n ' a , r - v '. ,, Thc nu . rl ing was called to order h the Mayor, rpon roll call the foi lowing members and officials wore f 0110 ' 1 ,n be present; Mayor E. M. Sweeley, Councilman C. M. Smith, Councilman U. E. Bobier, Councilman F'. F. Bracken, Councilman H. A. Parrott, . f* 1 - Williams, City Clerk, constituting the entire Council. Algo pr ^ ent . George Herriott, City Attorney, W. F. Porter, Street Commission! r. Die following proceedings were du!;. Clty Attorney Geor ge Herriott ad vised the Council that the form «.; bond as adopted by Ordinance No. 174. through stenographic oversight, did retrainr Hip 'rteht* «u'the * .mV ' n'f Twin.F'alls to redeem the bonds, as provided for in said Ordinance, after April 1, > 1926, and recommended that o nl ,, a ?imtr°the form of bond °so °as to make proper provision for the exercise of such option by the City. THERE! PON Councilman Parrott an F followi ^ r * RESOLUTION. WHEREAS the form of bond as adopted and prescribed for the issu ance of "CITY OF TWIN F'ALLS WA TER WORKS PURCHASE BONDS. 1916 SERIES A," dated April 1, 1916, in the aggregate amount of $80.000.00, bearing 5 per celil. interest, did not embody the requisite provisions so that thc City of Twin Falls may re deem said bonds at its pleasure, any time after the first day of April, A. D. 1926; although the substance of tic aforesaid ordinance provides for the right to exercise such option by said City, and WFIEREAS tlie exercise of such op tion by the City of Twin F'alls was the original intent and purpose and man ner ot authorization for the incurring of said bonded indebtedness. NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RE SOLVED AND ORDERED BY THE MAYOR AND THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE (TTY OF TWIN FALLS. IN TWIN FALLS COUNTY. STATE OF IDAHO, i nut Section II of Ordinance No. 174, of the City of Twin F'alls, be amended and supplemented to read as follows: SECTION II. Said bonds and cou pons thereto attached shall be in suh ^""mted STATESOF AMERICA state OF' IDAHO COUNTY OP TWIN FALLS (TTY OF TWIN FALLS |"'TER ÜGE A pril i 1936 . No. $1000.00 KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRBS ENTS, That thc City of Twin Falls, in the County of Twin F'alls, in the State of Idaho, acknowledges itself indebted and for value received hereby prom ises to pay to the hearer or holder hereof, the sum of ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS in lawful money of the United States of America, on the first day of Aoril, A. D. 1936, with interest thereon from the date hereof, at the rate of five per centum (5 per cent.) per annum, pay able semi-annually on the first day of January and the first day of July in each year that said bond is to run, upon tlie presentation and surrender of the interest coupons hereto attach ed, to evidence said interest; both principal and interest payable at the office of thc City Treasurer In the City of Twin F'alls, County of Twin F'alls, State of Idaho, or at the F'irst National Bank, in the City and Slate of New York, U. S. A., at the option of the holder of this bond and the at tached coupons respectively; and for the prompt payment of said principal and interest, the full faith, credit, re sources and all taxable property of the said City are hereby Irrevocably pledged. The City of Twin Falls hereby re serves the right, at its option, to re deem this bond upon any interest date after the 1st day of April, A. D. 1926, and prior to the maturity thereof. THIS BOND is one of a series of like tenor and date, issued for the purpose of raising funds for the ac quisition. by purchase, of the existing waterworks system within the City of Twin Falls, to supply said City with water for fire, domestic and commer cial purposes; said system to be own ed, maintained and operated by said City, under, by virtue of and In full and strict conformity with the provi sions of the Idaho Constitution and with Chapter 12 of Title 13 of Part F'irst (Political Code) of the Revised Codes of Idaho (1908), being Sections 2315 to 2322 thereof, inclusive, and any and all other laws and authority thereunto supplemental, amendatory or enabling; and in pursuance of the necessary ordinances and all requisite legal action by the City Council of said City, duly passed and published, and any and all other officials legally or otherwise connected with the issu ance of this bond; and under author ity of a favorable vote by more than a two-thirds majority of the qualified electors of said City who were taxpay ers thereof and voting at an election legally called and held within said City on the 3rd day of F'ebruarv, A. D. 1916. IT IS HEREBY CERTIFIED AND RECITED that all acts and things re quired to be done and conditions and things required to exist precedent to and in the Issuance of this bond, in order to render the same legal and valid, have been duly and properly done and did exist in due time, farm and manner, as required by law, ami that the total indebtedness of the said of T'vtn Fells. State of Idaho, in cluding that of this bond, exceeds neither the constitutional nor statu tory limitations of the Stete of Idaho: and that provision has been made for the levy and collection of a direct an mini tax upon all the taxable property within said City, sufficient to pay the interest and principal of litis bond, as t i le same shall become due. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF', the City of Twin F'alls, State of Idaho, by the City Council of said City, has caused this bond to be signed by the Mayor of said City, attested by the City Clerk, countersigned by the City Treasurer, and sealed with the corpor ate seal of said City; and has caused the attached coupons to be executed with the facsimile signature of the Treasurer of said City, this first day of April, A. D. 1016. (SEAL) . Mayor, City of Twin Falls, Idaho. Countersigned City Treasurer. n „ , hA . . w , Jan " ar y ,,, _ the ritv of Twin Psiis in the ' ', Id h * t n the holder or, fearer CeoL in la ' vful money of thc United States "^ h » f T Twin , T , state Idah 0. or at the F'irst National Bank,! in f -he City and State of New York, U. j A^Lomh^teter phÎ 'îîn ^ite^'wstPr Works Purchase Bond,' ai»I6. Series ,. A „ - dated the tlrst day of April, A. D. 1916. Attest: City Clerk. tF'orm of Coupon) STATE OF IDAHO COUNTY OF TWIN F'ALLS CITY OP TWIN PALLS INTEREST COUPON WATER WORKS PURCHASE BOND, 1916, SERIES "A" $— No. - A. D. .dollars. (Facsimile) Treasurer, City of Twin F'alls, Idaho. That the following certificate shall endorsed upon the back of each of said bonds, to-wit: . Slate of Idaho, do hereby certify that <he within bond has been duly regis tered in our respective offices In the public record hooks kept for such pur poses, in full compliance with the laws of the State of Idaho, in such case made and provided. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, we have hereunto set our official hands REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE. Wo, the undersigned, the duly elect ed, qualified and acting City Clerk and city Treasurer, respectively, within and for the City of Twin F'alls, in the and affixed the seals of our respective offices, at Twin F'alls, Idaho, this. dav of., A. D. 1916. (SEAL) . City Clerk. (SEAL) City Treasurer. THEREUPON Councilman Bobier seconded the motion of Councilman Parrott for the passage and adoption ot said resolution and order. The question being upon the adoption of said motion the roll was called with the following results; Councilman Smith, Aye. Councilman Bracken, Aye. Councilman Bobier, Aye. Councilman Parrott, Aye. The City Attorney advised the Coun cil regarding the status of the pro cedure for the sale of the bonds, as authorized by Ordinance No. 174, and upon his recommendation Councilman Bracken introduced and read the fol lowing form of advertisement for bids upon said bonds as proscribed by Mr. W. V. Hodges, of Denver, Colorado, the attorney handling the legal procedure relative to said bond issue: CALL FOR BIDS $80,000.00 WATER WORKS PURCHASE BONDS, CITY OF TWIN F'ALLS. IDAHO. The City Council of the City of Twin Falls, In the State of Idaho, will re ceive sealed bids, which may he ad dressed to R. M. Williams, City Clerk, City of Twin Falls, until nine o'clock A. M. on Wednesday the 29th day of March, A. D. 1916, for the uncondi tional purchase of $80,000.00 of "WA TER WORKS PURCHASE BONDS. 1916, SERIES A," of the City of Twin Falls, bearing 5 per cent, interest, dated April 1, 1916, optional for re demption April 1, 1926, absolutely due and payable April 1, 1936. Both prin cipal and semi-annual interest pay able at the F'irst National Bank in the City and State of New York, U. S. A. Said bids will be opened by the City Council of the City of Twin Falls, In session therefor, at the hour of ten o'clock A. M. on the 29lh day of March, A. D. 1916. Said bonds will be lithographed and executed, ready for delivery on the first day of April, 1916, and bidders therefor must satisfy themselves as to legality of said bonds prior to the submission of a bid therefor, and ac company said bid with a certified check in the amount of $4,000.00, and satisfy me City Council that they will take unconditional delivery of said bonds and pay their bid price for same In cash In the City of Twin Falls not later than the hour of two o'clock P. M. on the first day of April, A. D. 1916. IN Witness WHEROF, I hereun to affix my official hand and seal of the City of Twin F'alls, Idaho, this 28th day of February, A. D. 1916. KEESE M. WILLIAMS, City Clerk. Councilman Smith (SEAL) THEREUPON moved : "That the form of advertisement calling for bids, as hereinbefore set forth, be adopted as prescribed." jiiuiniuii Rarrott thereupon sec onded said motion, which was put to vote, and upon roll call the following results were had: Councilman Smith, Aye. Councilman Bracken, Aye. Councilman Bobier, Aye. Councilman Parrott, Aye. There being no further business to come before said meeting, by prior action the Council adjournd. E. M. SWEELEY, Mayor. (SEAL) Attest; years . REESE M. WILLIAMS, City Clerk. Word was received by W r . C. Wll Items last week that his father, W'. C. W'il) ms, Sr., had died <n Wales, Jan uary 31, at the age of 88 years. He had en an elder In the Congrega tlonnl church there for more than 70 1 1 m III . i * I ' : il %. ■'* w : a m I I i ; : k: I M ( ; . I Mi i m "i f j ! < ■ > I :f| I MAHATMA Orpheum Theatre announces the special engagement of Mahatma,. "The Mystery Girl," who Is to apoar here today (Tuesday) and Wed nesday, in sensational and mystifying demonstrations of thauniaturgy —"thought transmission." To witness the amazing tests of this wonderful woman's mys terious hidden force is to he astonished and yot impressivt-ly convinc ed of the absolute and positive genuineness of her marvelous and al most awe-inspiring exhibitions. TWO DATS ONLY—TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY—AT THE v 6 c ■ ORPHEUM THEATRE At VARNEY'S THIS WEEK CRACKERJACK 15c lb. Regular Price 25c \ •• ■ HICK'S ■ • • ., HAWAIIAN < ► • • ■ ■ ■ ■ • • • • TROUBADORS •• ■ • >■ - • ■ ■ ■ ■ • • ■ • • » • - Each a Soloist Each an Artist The Last Word in Entertainment ■ • + ■ • + + • » • > • • • • ■ + Singers, Instrumentalist, Dancers • • < • • • • • •• ■. ■F Friday and Saturday it « . March 3-4 and Saturday Matinee Prices: Night, Children 15c, Adults 25c;°Matinee, Children 5c, Adults 15c. • • ■ • Show Starts at 8 o'Clock 1 •• Lavsring Theatre • ■ .. • • 'J .. • • " « > \ / +++♦