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Dependable We take this duty seriously, giving our readers as accurate accounts of happenings as it is humanly possible to secure. If it is legitimate news you will find it here. IF IT'S NEWS. WE PRINT IT. TWICE-A-WEEK -V. % V. ■" ,v THE TWIN FALLS TIMES TWIN FALLS, TWIN FALLS COUNTY, IDAHO, TUESDAY, AUGUST 10, 1916. VOL. XL NO. 88. ELEVENTH YEAR. SUBSCRIPTION $2.00 PER YEAR FAMOUS WRITERS DEMAND HUGHES GIVE A DEFINITE POLICY FOR UNITED STATES They Want G. 0. P. Candidate to Cease in Generalities and State fads About Important Issues, and Sharp Queries Given Him. NEW YORK—A committee of dis - 1 tinguished American writers, the exe- j cutlve group of which met yesterday ] at the Hotel Biltmor, today gave out tjie following open letter: To the Hon. Charles E, Hughes: The professional writers who sign this let ter have small interest In parties, but a very deep interest in democracy. It is our hope, through this voluntary as sociation, to assist In the promotion of honest, educational discussion in or der that fundamental issues may not l>e decided In prejudice and ignorance. Mr. Wilson's beliefs have been ex pressed in law, and in declared poli cies has made an open record by which he may be judged. Wise choice is not possible unless you yourself make equally specific a statement of purposes and convictions. Without intent to offend, we feel justified in charging that in no single public utterance have you filed a bona fide bill of particulars, nor have you offered a single constructive sugges tion. Sharp Queries Put Up To G. O. P. Can didate. Generalities are without value, blanket criticism is worthless. What w© desire to know, what it Is fair that the electorate should know, are the ex act details of your disagreement with President Wilson-—what he has done that you would not have done, and what has he failed to do that you would have done or propose to do? Honesty and patriotism demand that you put yourself upon record In such a manner as to permit the people to judge you as they are now able to judge President Wilson. For example; First—Would you have filed instant protest against the Invasion of Bel gium and backed up that protest with the United States navy? Second—It is arrant nonsense to talk about action that would have pre vented the Lusitania tragedy. The vague advertisement did not appear until shortly before the hour of sail ing. The occurence was one of those things that civilization has made the world regard as Incredible. The only honest question is this, would you have made the disaster the subject of diplomatic negotiations or would you have broken relations with Germany at once. Third—Would you have urged upon congress an embargo upon the ship ment of munitions to the allies? Do You Favor Huerta Î One Question Asked. Fourth—Would you urge universal compulsory military service? Fifth—You are frank In stating that Huerta's morals were of no concern to America. Does this mean that you would have recognized Huerta? Sixth—As matters stand today. (Continued on Page 10.) • * MEDICAL STAFF AT NOGALES GETS PRAISE FROM TWIN FALLS BUNCH NOGALES, Ariz.—Have been reading the Times since we have been here, but haven't noticed any prominent mention of Capt. Wilson, who Is one of the most prominent men in camp. He has had his whiskers shaved off and looks fifteen years younger; In fact It improves his looks. He now has his horse and equip ment and full outfit. We are getting ready for a sixty-five mile hike over the hills, which helps to break the monotony. Most of the men In the camp call tor Capt. Wilson when they are sick or have some operation which they wish performed. It keeps him pretty busy as he also is one of the sanitary camp in spectors and he certainly is there when It comes to sanita tion. Rollo Crater is also with the medical corps and Is doing very nicely and Is liked by all the fellows. He writes quite a bit of poetry for the newspapers on army life, John Kendall is also with the corps; he Is Cap tain Wilson's orderly and Is al so mounted. He is one of the corps' medical dispensers. Hop ing this will furnish some news for the paper, we are, Yours Truly, THE BUNCH AT NOGALES. VOTERS STUDYING PRIMARY ASPIRANTS Republicans Find îhatîhey Have' Many Candidates SEVERAL CANDIDATES FOR EACH OF THE STATE OFFICES. Socialists and Prohibitionists WQ1 Hold Conventions in State on No vember 5th The voters are now beginning to seriously discuss the merits of the candidates for the numerous state, congressional, legislative and county offices who are seeking nomination on the different tickets on September 5. The task of the Republicans is gen erally conceded to be greater than that of the Democrats in the state as well as In the county, as there are several candidates for each of the po sitions on the Republican ticket ex cept inspector of mines, and only one for most of the places in the Demo cratic column. The nomination of Governor Aelxander was filed by for mer Governor James H. Hawley. The following is the list of Democratic candidates: Governor, Moses Alexander; lieuten ant governor, E. L. Parker of Cotton wood, and J, H. Frazier of Couer d' Alene; attoreny general, T. A. Walters, of Caldwell; auditor, Clarence Van Deusen, of Boise; treasurer, S. P. Worthington, of Oakley; secretary of state, William T. Dougherty, of Rich field, and Joseph Hansen, Dayton; congressional. M. J. Kerr, of St. Anthony, and J. V. Stanley, of Bon ner county; state, superintendent of public Instruction, Florence Zumhof, of Wallace. The following Republicans have filed: Representatives in congress, E. E, Elliott, Bonners Ferry; Burton L. French, Moscow; Robert M, McCrack en, Boise; Addison T. Smith, Twin Falls. Governor, George E. Crum, Lewis ton; Captain E. G. Davis, Boise; D. W. Davis, American Falls; Herman H. Taylor, Sandpoint. Lieutenant governor, L. V. Patch, Payette: B. M. Holt, Caldwell. Secretary of state, George R. Bar ker, Sandpoint; Erv. Johnson, Boise; Chancey Wallace, Nezperce. State auditor, Melvin J. Barrows, King Hill; L. L. Folsom, Boise; Geo. W. Lewis, Boise; W. S. Parkhurst, Richfield. State treasurer, John W. Eagleson, Boise; Fred E. Fisk, Parma. Attorney general, Carlton Fox, Wal lace; C.-Douglass Smith, Pocatello; Charles A. Sunderlin, Burley; Marlin J. Sweeley, Twin Falls. Superintendent public instruction, Catherine T. Bryden, Moscow; Ethel E. Redtield, Lewiston, Inspector of mines, Robert N. Bell, Boise. The state supreme court, for which party nominations are forbid den by law, Robert N. Dunn, of Couer d' Alene; John C. Rice, of Caldwell, and I. N. Sullivan, of Hailey, are can didates. The Socialists will hold conventions on September 6 in the various counties and will also hold a state convention. On this date also, the members of the national prohibition party will make nominations. DENIES CHLORINE COULD HURT GRASS OR INJURE WATER USERS Water Superintendent Porter says that a number of people have the im pression that chlorine Is injurious to grass. He says that inasmuch as the gas disappears from water within an hour after its introduction, it cannot possibly injure grass, and that It can not hurt human beings through the water. A prominent physician inter viewed by a TIMES reported, said that chlorine as used in purification of water could not hurt people, but would kill certain bad germs, notably, typhoid and diarrhea germs * GOOD FOR THE CROPS. # I «0^1 i iVoiTaj K Bl U É ' v/i £ S - 4 : l Vy V Hi $ I ! I ■; «jje I I I i o' t' Vi î#* ■ & r L oans^ nOOrofyiO.OüO., TEKrtjj 5f®r wer & c A/' î I y. •»za: (Newark Evening News) COMMERCIAL CEUB HOLDS A MEETING Endorses Plan for Mining Sta-| Hon at Moscow I RESIDENT H. A. BRANNON 01 UNIVERSITY REQUESTS ACTION, _ Club to Send Representative to Meet ing Favoring Submitting Railroad Dispute to Commission. justment. Dr. M. A. Brannon, president of the state university, telegraphed that a government expert was now in the northwest looking over a location for the mining station and urged that the co-operation of all the commercial bodies of the state be secured in favor of having it placed in Idaho. Strong resolutions were passed. The action requested by the national organization of the chamber of com merce was taken. The meeting has not been definitely decided on, but If it is, either W, H. Eldridge or C. E. Booth, who are east, or W R. Priebe, who goes east in a short time, will be delegated to attend. In the letter the officials of the national chamber said ttiat congress did not seem to regard the situation as grave and that pres sure should be brought to bear upon them - r The administration at Washington is reported to be in favor of submitting the matter to the board of arbitration and conciliation, while the railroads are said to oppose this course on the ground that it the demand of the men are to be met, assurance must be giv en that the roads will be allowed to raise their rates. In a recent speech Senator LaFollette charged the roads with sinister motives, claiming that they were making enough to stand the Increase in wages and that it should be made and that improper force might be brought on the commission to grant an Increase not needed. A special meeting of the Twin Falls Commercial club directors was called Tuesday afternoon for the purpose of passing resolutions recommending that the new mining station about to be put in by the United States be located at the state university at Moscow ; and to respond to a request from the National Chamber of Commerce that a representative be sent, if necessary, to serve on a committee to wait on con gress to urge that the threatened trainmen strike be referred to the in terstate commerce commission for ad NUMBER SENT OUT Giving the high cost of print paper as a reason for their action, magazines are beginning to cut down the number of copies to the very margin of con sumption. In some cases, they refuse to accept returned copies from the dealers, and where the number of a particular magazine sold is small. It la sometimes stricken off the list. Last week no copies of the Nation arrived in Twin Falls, and an inquiry from one of the dealers to the Salt Lake City supply house brought an answer that as the review was now non-return able, they had cut It off lest they should be left with extra copies on I hand. MAGAZINES CURTAIL — REJECT HUGHES! IS MOOSE CALL Betfa » ei1 B V lcaders - Rcsolu -; tion Declares INDIANAPOLIS—That the Progrès j sive party will not have a national ticket in the field this year is practi cally settled. The delegates in attend- . ance at the national conference here | were at variance on this point until," late this afternoon, when it was seen ' that to have a third ticket would be I impracticable. After adopting a ringing resolution repudiating the action of the national committee in indorsing Charles E. Hughes, the members in attendance began the work of mapping out the destiny of their party. Betrayed By National Committee. An address was Issued by the con ference to the Progressives of the country, which says In part: "A resolution was unanimously adopted condemning the action of the Progressive national committee as an illegal usurpation of authority not conferred upon it by the recent con vention of the party, denouncing its act j on as a breach of trust and re pudiating the same in every resect as non-expressive of the party's thought or wishes, "Our deliberations have been guided solely by a desire to preserve the party as an instrument for the expres gion 0 f the popular will, and to pro mote without halt or interruption the great aims t0 which the party is dedi ca ted. j "jt is useless to deny or to deceive | ourselves as to the grievous effect up on the party of the blows which It has sustained through the defection of man y of Us leaders, and through the betrayal by the national committee of the trust confided in it by the party membership—men whom we have de lighted to honor and whom we have rejoiced to follow—who have not only abandoned the party's cause but have S0U ght to sacrifice its future and to compromise the dignity of its individ ua j membership by a collusive under taking with the Republican party to deliver our party strength to the Re publican presidential ticket, Protest Against Treason. "This conference is the culminating protest of the party against the trea sonable attempt to put it out of ex istence as a national party and to de liver its vote to the Republican party. The Progressive party cannot be de livered. The attempt to do so has al ready recoiled upon its authors and covered them with discredit and confu sion. It Is the sense of this confer ence that the action of individual Pro gressives on the presidency should be left to their individual judgment and conscience. "Any effort to dictate the action of individual Progressives must of nec easily fall, and this conference recog nizea the capacity and the resolve of every Progressive to make up his own mind and to determine his own course. i "We have considered carefully the question of holding a new convention and completing our national ticket, ! The difficulties in the way of this course are at this late date tnsuper , able. The fact that the party ma * « * , * * * * * * * , « * * * « * * t * * * , * , , , , * » CONDEMN IN NORSK ME NT. To the Progressives of the Country: At a national conference of the party held today in the city Indianapolis, attended by ^"'Ätion wÄ mously adopted condemning the action of the Progressive na tional committee on June 26 as an illegal usurpation of author ity not conferred upon It by the * recent convention of the party, denouncing its action as a breach of trust and repudiating the same in every respect as * non-expressive of the party's * thought or wishes. * Men whom we have delighted * to honor and men we delight to * follow have not only abandoned * the party's cause, but have * sought to sacrifice its future * and to compromise the dignity * of its individual membership by * a collusive undertaking with the * Republican party to deliver our * party strength to the Republi * can presidential ticket. * The course of the national » committee has been emphatical * ly repudiated in every state * where there has been free dis * cussion and action. * This conference is the culmi * uating protest of the party * against the treasonable attempt * to put it out of existence as a * national party and to deliver Its * vote to the Republican party. * chinery in many states is in the con trol of service committeemen who were Involved in the scheme to deliver the party to the Republicans; the fur ther fact that the campaign is al ready so far advanced, and that more time will be required to assemble the party in convention, all have combin ed to bring us to the conclusion that a second convention of the party this year is impracticable." ♦ • •••*»• ***•***«»• GOLDFISH STOOD THE BAD WATER PERIOD While the mountain trout in the Twin Falls restaurant were giving up the struggle immersed in bad water last week, a little family of gold fish In a glass tank at the home of Chas. F. Raymond at 458 Third avenue west, were consoling themselves with the fish equivalent for "Cheer up; the worst is yet to come." or "The darkest hour before the dawn," or something of the sort, and bravely sticking out. The results justified their opto mistic anticipations, for when the clear, strained water came to them Sunday, they were just as chipper as ever, with never a hair turned. The little fellows did not complain a hit at a time when some other residents were trying to overcome the odor the water by giving a sulphurous tinge to the ozone. Failed to Emit Roar While Human Water Users Stormed—Are Still En joying Excellent Health. MAN DROWNED IN AUTO ACCIDENT Salt lake Man Drives Car Off Low Line Canal Bridge ACCIDENT Of CURRED AT BAD PLACE ON ROAD SOUTH OF CITY. Sam (Tirtatiiinson of Salt Lake Dead. Other Wan Named Sackett Not Seri ously Hurt. Sam Christianson of Salt Lake, 33 years of age, salesman for the Zion Co-operative mercantile institution, was drowned last evening shortly af ter six o'clock when he was pinned under water after the six-cylinder car he was driving ran off the bridge which crosses the low line canal, two and one-half miles south of Twin Falls. All hopes of resuscitation were given up when twenty minutes later he was extricated from beneath the car, and although the power com pany's pumotor had been sent for, the man was pronounced dead before It arrived upon the scene of the acci dent. The other occupant of the car, Harry B. Sackett, of Salt Lake, sales man for the Cudahy Packing company. managed to get clear of the car as it ran off the bridge, and the only injur ies received were severe cuts about the hands. Mr. Sackett, completely dazed by the accident, was rushed to a local hotel where he has since been under a nurse's care. There were no witnesses to the af fair and Mr. Sackett's condition makes it difficult to learn just the circum stances leading up to the accident Ac cording to the evidence gained, the two gentlemen left Rogerson in the afternoon, where they had gone in the interest of their companies. They had telephoned friends in Twin Falls that they expected to arrive here about six thirty o'clock. According to Mr. Sackett, they were traveling about twenty miles an hour when they ar rived at the bridge crossing the low line canal. stretch of road leading to the bridge, which crosses the canal at an angle tc the road. On approaching the bridge it seems that the car got off the road, the hub of the right front wheel just grazing a telephone pole, and when the car reached the bridge, it crashed through the railing and landed nose down in the water. The end of the railing on the right side of the bridge projecting past the end of tiie bridge, crashed through the windshield, hit Mr. Christianson in the cheat and knocked him back into the tonneau, in which he was pinned by suitcases when the car halt turned over in the water, carrying him un der. The force of the current pre- . vented the car's turning completely upside down. Another car passing, stopped and while Mr Sackett tried to locate his companion, aid was sent for and a call for help was sent to Twin Falls. A threshing crew nearby on Mr. Mc Atee's place, hurried to the scene of the accident and pulled Mr. Christian son from beneatli the machine. By halt past six, aid arrived from Twin Falls and shortly after, Coroner Cros by arrived with the ambulance, but the man was dead. The body was removed to Twin Palls, while a crew from a local gar age pulled the slightly damaged ma chine out of the canal. The company for which Mr. Christianson works has been notified of the death and word has been received that his family will be notified and that a man is being sent here to convey the body back to Salt Lake. noon train and leaves with the body this evening. Mr. Chnstlanson leaves a wife and two chlldrem to mourn his sudden death. Mr. Christianson is w'ell known about Twin Palls as he covers this ter ritory by machine every five or six weeks. He had just arrived in the city a few days ago and this was the last trip he was making to outside points before leaving this territory. A pathetic phase of the accident was brought to light when a letter from the dead man's little daughter found in one of his pockets. Mr. Chris tianson had received the letter short ly before making his trip to Rogerson and in it the little girl had "Daddy, I hope you don't have any more trouble with your machine." This is the third machine that has gone off this bridge in the last ten months. According to report the bridge is in a dilapidated condition and has been badly In need of repairs for the past two years. There is a straight The man arrived on the w as said, LAVA HOT SPRINGS POPULAR. Fully 500 people visited Lava Hot Springs Sunday. The parks were open to basket parties and a great number enjoyed their lun.,h on the green lawn in the shade of the beautiful ; maple trees located on the plats over looking the Springs —Pocatello Tri bune. young