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V A ) % ft / X .. ÈX AS* <ïi < *3 T\ ; l \ \J j/,. ■ : rv A A3 w. ( v ÜS - \ r. J Hr.' AMD ÄX VIRGINIA If: IN L /JAMES OLIVER CURWOOD -The Most Sensational Drama Ever Produced MONDAY AND TUESDAY ISIS THEATRE r Public Forum ! Kaukauna, Wls., May 9, 1916. The Twin Falls Times, Twin Falls, Idaho. Gentlemen: On the editorial page of your issue of April 27th, 1 find an ar ticle headed, "A Crime," which I have perused with much interest, due to the fact that I own 160 acres of land in the Salmon tract and have kept more or loss in touch with conditions there thru reading the Hollister Herald and later your good paper. I feel that you deserve great praise / liftr displaying the courage thaï you (lo and have been doing in your battle for the entrymen and for fair play, and TFe idea! summer DRINK] -•sparkling --foaming k-cooling satisfying L W ' ;• \ \ c comr*.a ****** 4 ^FOODßfel t w»jTi wc ■y V L A f h ¥ V i L -O H.l J * T Yr i TWIN falls vinegar and cider CO. Distributors. while the opinion and views of a non resident of your section may not have much bearing upon the situation, stilt, 1 cannot refrain from at least express ing myself and thanking you for your sincere efforts. While I have been moved to the point of writing you a letter on this subject, I am going to take the liberty of giving you an ex pression of my experience in connec tion with ray Salmon tract purchase. People from this section were at tracted to the irrigated lands through great inducements and promises held out in liberally distributed literature, and many of them not understanding fully the Carey act law assumed that the Carey law was a law In which the federal and state governments safe guarded the public and saw to it that the promises made by the promoters were kept within safe bounds, and that the federal government and the state of Idaho would not palliate anything that would entice people onto the lands and then leave them there to shift for themselves and starve if the promoters saw r fit to deprive them of what they contracted to deliver to them. In July of 1911, I went to Idaho with my entire • family for the purpose of proving up on my land, and lived on it during the month of August. My object in taking my family was with a well-defined thought and feeling that if conditions proved satisfactory in Idaho we thought very seriously of leaving Wisconsin and locating per manently in your vicinity, that this thirty-day residence on the land would afford us a splendid op portunity to determine our future course. The next thought was, if for any reason the family did not feel fav orable to locating in Idaho, after proving up on the land and getting title, we expected fully to be able to get Wisconsin settlers, of a kind that would make a success on the land, to move to Idaho and work the land,, as we hoped, with success and profit. But while we were In Idaho we were made aware of the appalling conditions, due to the non-fulfillment of contracts on the part of the promoters, and we left Idaho very much discouraged as far as the Irrigated land proposition Is concerned, hut with a growing im pression of its delightful climate. While we were in Idaho, and in fact since returning home, I always felt extremely confident that the Idaho state authorities would realize their duty toward the entrymen and see to it that justice was done them. After the promoters had exploited the project, as it occurred to me In 1911, in the manner that they did, I did not for a minute consider that they would ever show a disposition to give the entrymen what they were en titled to, unless forced to do so by state authorities and the courts, and when Judge Dietrich's decision was rendered I felt that this was merely one step in the battle. Later, when the good governor of your grand state, with considerable bluster took a whirl through the tract I expected that his cheering words to the entrymen and settlers were sincere and that he would exert himself to the utmost In their behalf, but subsequent events rather remind me of the great dust clouds that one sees in your country frequently during the summer, and the governor's trip seems to have done about as much good as those clouds have done to the settlers. I do not wish to do the governor or any public official an Injustice, but when one sees so much insincerity and so much bluster for effect and for po litical gain, as we too often see on the part of officials, one naturally looks with suspicion upon such affairs un less evidence of good faith is forth coming. It now looks very much to me as though the promoters are going to considerable expense in litigating the matter in the hope of tireing out the entrymen, .whereas if they were dis posed to do the fair thing and live up to the provisions of their contracts, the money they are spending tor liti gation they could put to valuable use in co-operating with the settlers and We felt demonstrating to them that they were disposed to establish matters so that the tract would be reduced in acreage consistent with the water available for j irrigation and in accordance with the j contracts. It seems jto me that the state author -1 Hies might at least make an effort to ! pass some law in the legislature \ through which every entryman would be compelled, and without chance to escape, to contribute funds towards fighting the opposition in the courts. Many people who do not live on their lands do not contribute towards such fund because they feel that others who should contribute equitably are not doing so and it is unreasonable for the entrymen to expect the residents on the tract to alone carry on the le gal battle. Before closing permit me also to state experiences I had while the pro moters were undertaking to sell the irrigation bonds. Shortly before my trip to Idaho in 1911, I was repeatedly urged by the bond house representa tive to take advantage of a free ex cursion to Idaho for the purpose of inspecting the irrigation properties, and the expense and extravagance in connection with the flotation of the irrigation bonds beat anything that I ever saw in connection with the sell ing of securities. All of which made me feel that there was a waste of money, reckless extravagance and fin ancing of a high order. And really, the settler who bought the property in the last analysis was expected to furn ish the money for all of this enormous expense. When such matters come to the at tention of the public the next ques tion that naturally arises 1s, how far and to what extent did the promoters really resort? I should like very much to see the state authorities make a thorough investigation of the entire transaction by undertaking to disclose where and how the proceeds for the bond sales and for the land was dis posed of, and 1 feel that for the ben efit and protection of all concerned a thorough investigation should be made on the part of somebody in authority to learn whether there had been any slush money, doodle money or sizzle bite in the transactions at the ex pense of the entrymen. It is not my intention to cast any reflections, but this is a matter of great public, interest and the parties concerned should not hesitate in the least about producing the necessary figures, because publicity is what the public of late is demanding, and pub licity is what the public is entitled to. Yours very truly, FRANK F. BECKER. - - SOCIETY NOTES ..» .4 Items for this department may be mailed, phoned or left at The Times office. Rhone 38. The M. C. B. club met yesterday at the home of Mrs. Spielburg. The Wednesday auction bridge club met last week evith Mrs. .L T. Wright. Mrs. Everett Sweeley won the prize for the day, a club spoon. Mr. and Mrs. I. O. Brown presided over a trout dinner party last Mon day evening. Covers were laid for Dr. Sutcliff, Miss Alma Faris, Miss Pauline Evans, E, Seuhr and Mr. and Mrs. Brown. his birthday On tlie occasion of Ernest Gates was the recipient of a pleasant surprise, his wife having in vited in a few friends to spend the evening. Cards were indulged in and a good time in general was enjoyed. The hostess served refreshments dur ing the evening. Present were: and Mrs. Cooksley, Mr. and Mrs. Wise, Mr. and Mrs. Hart, Mr. and Mrs. Ed wards and Dr. wnd Mrs. Beebe. Mr. Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bulles delightful ly entertainthe penochle club la. \ Thursday evening. A delectable two course luncheon was served the guests and a color scheme of read and white predominated. Present were: Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Morse, 'Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Sprague, Mr. and Mr Chas. Burton, Mr and Mrs. H, Skeel: , Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Wright, Mr and Mrs. E. Ç. Layering, Mr and Mrs R. R. Spaftord, and Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bulles. Complimentary to Joyce, of Chicago, Miss Fannie Hart was hostess to a large number of friends Tuesday evening at her home on Tenth avenue north, cupled the evening music was furnished by Mrs. H. A. Haile. Clever little hand-painted pro grams were used. Dainty refresh ments were served at the close. Pres ent besides the hostess and guest of honor, were Misses Marguerite Put nam, Margaret Wilson, Fern Costello, Alma Benoit, Lesley Williams, Gladys Dwight, Vivien Conover, Thelma Con over, Carmen Cox, Vesta Thomas, Mil dred Conway, Grace Barger, Bessie Joyce, Miss Margaret Wilson, and Messrs. L! Hurst, A. Benoit, H. Flint off. D. Girdner, L. Epier, M. MacDon ald, Eugene Hart, Z. North, D. H. Woodin, A. Wallington, P. R. Taber, D. Graves, Kenyon Green, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Hoag and Mr. and Mrs. Wm, Wagner. Miss Bessie Dancing oc and deliglhful ADVERTISED LETTER LIST. Letters remaining uncalled for in this office after ten days will be for warded to the dead letter office at Washington, D. C.: F. M. Anderson, Dewey Anderson, Frank Burrows, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Bright, W. M. Brewer, Irwin Cook. Fred C. Carson (2 letters), A. B. Cem loh, Harry N. Davis, Frank Eadom, Joseph Garfield, W. M. Holt, M. T. Heath, Doe Lathrom, Frank Llhday, Fred Nolmer, A. E. Pettigrove, G, W. Reagon, Mrs, Veda Rudge, Mrs. J. Smith, Elton E. Starks, Miss Beulah Stevens, O. C. Taylor, G. W, Wheelock (Reg. letter). May 15, 1916. DR, EVANS, THE OPTICIAN, WILL GO TO ROGERSON NEXT TUESDAY noon to attend his patients who have rye trouble and will stop at Hollister Wednesday afternoon, May 31st. Dr. Evans' frequent visits to these towns give the people in that section a chance to have their eyes attended ■without coming to Twin Falls.—Adv. 'CLUB WOMEN ENJOY MEETING AT POCATELLO 1 Eighty-Seven Delegates Present, In cluding Six From Twin Falls— Special Program Rendered. The sixteenth annual meeting of the first district federation of wom en's clubs of Idaho was held in Poc atello last week. Eighty-seven del egates wer* present at the conven tion, including six members of the Twentieth Century clu of Twin Falls, namely, Mesdames E, C. Karnes, B. E. Morse, M. J. Sweeley. Schroe der, H. W. Cluuchek and J, E. Cooks ley. i The business session was well at tended, many fine papers read and numerous problems of vital interest discussed. Mrs. Sweeley read an ex ceptionally fine paper regarding the "Proposed Sawtooth National Pauk," The Sawtooth reserve covers an area of 509 square miles and is one of the most extraordinary scenic beauty spots in the country. It is already a government reserve, but is being used chiefly for pasturing, and for this reason the proposal is being fought strongly by the sheep and cattle in terests. The following resolutions were passed; Resolved that the first dis trict recommend to the state that the legislative committee be instructed to draft a bill to extend the time of res idence in Idaho before action can be brought for divorce; that the legis lative committee be instructed to ask the coming legislation for an appro priation sufficient to complete the home already partially built for the feeble minded; that the district re commend to the state federation the endorsement of the bills proposed by the state board of education for a state tax lor the public schools; that they also indorse the bill presented by the board of education for the abolishing of the state superintend ent; that each club in the district de vote one program the coming year to civil service study, location, mem ber, use, and maintenance of all pen al and charitable institutions of the state; that the district urge the pas sage of a state wide or partial civil service bill at the coming legisla ture; that the district recommend to the state that the legislative commit tee employ a competent club woman whose business it shall be to watch over, and care for our bills at leg islatitve meetings, both in house, sen ate, and committees that these wom en work under the guidance of the legislative committee and state pres ident. Other resolutions followed to the club ladies of Pocatello, who dis played no little ability as competent hostesses. During the stay of the Twin Falls women in Pocatello they were the guests at numerous dinners and luncheons given by the Pocatel lo women, and a most enjoyable time The programs the entire is reported by all. which occupied almost three days were both,interesting and* ■ y i ♦♦ i * *♦♦-**♦ -*+■ : - : ++- ; - ; -t-++- y- i+ T. 1 »» I ♦ Ï Do Your Feet t Ç -J T T Give You Trouble? ' - t • r I Î T + • j <i] i i * D® you know that nine out of every ten cases of foot trouble cai be eliminated by the use of arch sup ports—properly adjusted. j T ► T T T i i < • J. .1. 3 i i ; I W T 3 j. We bave secured the services of Mr. Cbas. A. Kee- | foot specialist, whose services and advice we | gladly offer, free of charge, to the people of this | tract. t i nan, a I * t I Î y t j. * î He will be here until Saturday night. Please do not wait until the last minute but come in today 31 i i t ■ « * Buttolph Shoe Store i y ■X * AS* PAPER TO GO STILL HIGHER IS BELIEF EXPRESSED BY BIG PAPER HOUSE Powder Companies Buying Ray fttock of Country at Fabulous Prices. Fibrous Texture of Fine Papers Being Converted Into Amunition For Bombs, Torpedos, Howitzers and Machine Guns. Newspaper Readers In Germany Have to Give Back Old Papers. grafs, a publication issued by the I Whitaker Paper company of Glncin- I nail. Explaining the cause of the re- 1 cent advances, It says; in the price I of paper, with no immediate pos sibility of an early return to mor mal conditions, are predicted by Para JpURTHER INCREASE "Cellulose is the fibrous matter that is the basis of all kinds of paper. This substance is produced commercially from cotton and linen rags and from wood pulp. Millions of tons of cellu lose are required annually to supply the requirements of the paper mills of the world. "In normal times 60 per cent of the rags and 40 per cent of the sulphite used for the manufacture of paper in the United States is imported from foreign countries. "But cellulose is also the basis of modern high explosives. "The Dupont powder mills have in stalled an enormous battery of beaters having a capacity vastly greater than the capacity of any paper mill in the United States. They are paying fabu lous prices for rag stock and com manding the first choice of rags from all over the country. "What in normal times would be the fibrous texture of fine papers Is now being converted into ammunition for bomb and torpedo and howitzer and machine guns. "Germany has confiscated the en tire supply of raw materials for the manufacture of paper within the con fines of her empire. Even the wood pulp of Germany 1s now being con verted into explosives, sparing only enough for the manufacture of such amounts of paper as are absolutely essential for domestic requirements. "The government of Germany has fixed the size limit which the publish er of a newspaper in the empire may not exceed. The German resident who would buy a dally paper can do so only on condition that he surrender the paper of the day before to be re turned to the paper mill, cleaned and converted again into stock for the publication of future issues. "England, in time of peace, exports coal to Sweden and balances the ac count by Importing Swedish pulp. But with the outbreak of the great war the British empire needed all her fuel sup ply to operate her munition plants and warships. "Sweden, in retaliation, has refused hopeful and the musical were beautifully rendered. W. Clouchek, of Twin Falls, was un animously chosen president of the convention. Other officers elected were; First vice president, Mr. H. G. Rich of Burley. numbers Mrs. H. Soaond vice president, Mrs. Harris pulp to the United States, -south America Central America ' ' to ship pulp to Great Britain, and. owing to her shortage of coal and the dangers and difficulties of ocean traf flc, she is now shipping very little Australia, India, Africa and many of the European countries, finding their usual sources of supply closed to them, clamor to the United States for relief and find that our stock of raw material is so nearly exhausted that we can scarcely produce enough pa per to meet the requirements of our own people. "The god of war lias not only ap propriated the wood pulp and cotton essential to the manufacture of paper, but he has also claimed for his de structive purposes the bulk of avail able chemicals of scarcely less im portance. "Bleached sulphite (wood fiber) that formely sold for |2.65 per hun dred-weight, now commands as high as |& per hundredweight. Bleaching powders that commonly sell for little more than a cent a pound are unob tainable even at 13 cents. Soda ash, rosin, satin white, casein and alum have doubled and trebled in price. An iline colors that the paper manufac turer commonly buys for 40 cents per pound are how difficult to obtain even at |20 per pound. "Every article that enters into the production of paper has advanced in price and is still bound to advance to even higher prices. Labor, now feel ing the stimulus of war orders, com mands more than the same grade of labor could command before the war. "There is no immediate possibility of a speedy return to normal prices. With the curtailment of production ofraw materials and the artificial de mand for cellulose for the production of high explosives, paper must con tinue to advance in cost. Even the termination of hostilities could not restore normal conditions until after sufficient time had elapsed to permit industry to return to healthy condi tions and to allow for the manufac ture of enormous reserve stock. "To the printer this all means the urgent necessity of advancing his prices in proportion to the general advances in the market. Paper al ready purchased and held in stock should be valued at today's prices be cause it cannot be replaced for less." of St. Anthony. Corresponding secretary, Mrs. J. L. Cooksley, Twin Falls. Recording secretary. Mrs. Snyder, of Springfield, Treasurer, Mrs. Green of Mackay. Auditor, Mrs. Axline of Albion. Tim«* want ads bring results.