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Do Not Fail to Vote.
Primaries Next Tuesday Polls Open at 10 a. m. Close at 8 p. m. You are entitled to vote if you will have been a resident of the state six months previous to the general election, Novem ber 7; and a resident of the county 30 days. Do not be debarred from voting because of failure to register or transfer. You can register and transfer at the polls on election day. Women vote in Idaho. Remember—good government will never be obtained nor maintained unless you and your neighbors do your full duty at the polls. % TWICE-A-WEEK V, Of., r '-V *Vs THE TWIN d ELEVENTH YE\R. VOL. XI. NO. 94. TWIN FALLS, TWIN FALLS COUNTY, IDAHO, THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 1916. SUBSCRIPTION $2.00 PER YEAR ASSOCIATED CLUBS GIVE OUT REPORT large Amount of Social-Service and Charily Work Done IHS3CRSEMENTS FOR THE YEAR TOTAL $884.09. Mrs. Kennedy Packard.. '.'resident of Association, Tells of Help Given Many Deserving Cases. The annual report of the Associated Charities of Twin Falls, given out by Mrs. Kennedy Packard, president of the organization, together with her personal report, shows that a great amount of work has been done during the past year and that many deserving and needy people have received aid from this splendid organization. The following report is given by Mrs. Packard: "Help was given during the winter to 39 families. Some were helped to coal and groceries only a few times. Some would have suffered only for clothing and shoes donated. A num ber of families where there was a large number of children were helped for many weeks. "Many children were kept in school by being supplied with hose, shoes, rubbers and clothing. Most of the clothing was rubbers and many shoes were purchased. "The number of persons in families and single who were helped was 240. Of the individuals, most were men un able to take a job because of no shoes, no coat or lack of underwear. One man of thirft and intelligencee, but laboring under the burden of a sick wife, two small children and,«o work, came to us for aid in the cold est weather, clad in a sweater and overalls, with poor shoes and no hose. A johf was open to him. but he needed clothes in order to take it. We in vestigated our supply rooms, found what was lacking, got busy over tlie wires and met the response we have always met here in our work. In one day we had him entirely fitted out. He took the job, made good in every way, took excellent care of his fam ily and never again applied for help. "Such incidents explain to the do nors some of our emergency colls \ when we were telling our needs over ' the wire in a hurry. It was in such a case necessary to use all possible dispatch or see the man lose his job. Over 250 calls were made during the winter, seven new babies were out fitted, either wholly or in part; sick ness in 15 families called for many calls, many ministrations, much labor in preparing food. Meat sandwiches were prepared for many days for the men for the emergency work it Sho shone falls grade, furnished them. "One woman, well on in her seven ties, was found in a two-room shack, ill, with few bedclothes, one hod of coal and half of a dry loaf of bread in Her attendant was an starved-looking son of 16, Gloves were also the house. anaemic, who looked fit for the hospital. She foreigner, but we did not need to understand her language to com prehend the blessings she showered on us when we gave her nourishing soup, oranges, and put on the shelves of her room supplies of food, and on her comfort and blanket. Best was a cot a new of all, perhaps, was the hot-water bot tle, which the poor, siqk creature hugged to her breast as a child would When we got to the bottom of this case, we found that out on a nice 40 acres not far from town lives her oldest son, growing fine crops, land all clear, and he with neither wife nor child to care for. Furthermore, be had sent to Minnesota for his mother to come out to cook for him, and pic tured the home he was making, cooked for him three years, living on coffee and bread most of the time. She gathered and cut all the sagebrush she used, winter and summer, and he made her help him clear the land and work far beyond her strength. She at last smuggled a letter to the postoffice by a neighbor to the younger son in Minnesota, telling him to come for For two years the son had cut a doll. She \ her. her off from all communication with him. He came at once and found her bent, feick and starving, and got her into a place in town and medical help. The elder son refused any help. In addition to this, he had during all this time collected a monthly rental of his mother's in Minnesota, which would have been sufficient to feed and clothe her. "Through correspondence, this was adjusted.,good food, care and warmth built up her strength to a point where able to travel, and she and returned to Minne she was her younger son "About January 1 we moved 'grand warmer quarters, bought father' to much-needed bedding and underwear (Continued on Page 4.) KITS SENT BOYS BYTHEREDCROSS Material Purchased By the Company D Association WORK DONE BY THE WOMEN OF RED CROSS ASSOCIATION. Tan to Send Canned Fruit Next Week and Ask Co-operation of All Willing to Assist.' The Red Cross association in this city is active in behalf of the boys at the front and has not only sent a large shipment of things needed by the members of Company D, but is preparing to send a barrel of canned fruit to Nogales next week and ask the co-operation of all those who are will ing, to donate a quart of fruit for the company, to do so. Under the direction of the associa tion one hundred kits or "ditty bags" were last week sent to the members of company D, and other Twin Falls boys at Nogales. The kits were made by a number of Twin Falls women, members of the Red Cross association, mothers of the boys, and others in terested in the work. The material used was strong canvas previously purchased for that purpose by the Company D association. Each kit was of a size suitable to fit in the bed roll which every soldier carries, and was divided into a number of pockets of various sizes. Each kit contained one bath towel, one wash cloth, one cake of soap, one package of safety pins, one tablet of writing paper, one pack age of envelopes, one pencil, and a package of gum. The Company D association turned over to the Red Cross $75 to defray the expense of filling and mailing the kits. This money has been spent for the following items: Towels . Wash cloths . Pins . Gum . Stationery and pencils. Parcel post. $17.00 4.97 5.92 2.60 11.60 15.31 .$61.55 Total . This leaves a balance of $13.45, which will be used for future work for Company D. The Red Cross is now planning to send a barrel of canned fruit to No gales next week. All those who are willing to give a quart of fruit are asked to deliver it to Hickler's Cash store not later than Saturday night, September 2, as the fruit must be packed September 4. Any who have not fruit to give but who would like to Help send it, are urged to contri bute money to help to defray express charges. Surely every woman in Twin Falls should be glad to contribute one quart of fruit or a small sum of money to help vary the army diet for the boys at the border. LOVELACE BOVS ARE ARRANGED Preliminary Hearing Set For Septem ber 7, at 10 O'clock Before Judge A. W. Ostrom. Lynn Lovelq.ee was formally ar before Probate raigned yesterday Judge A. W. Ostrom on the charge of murdering F. Thomas Hamill on Au gust 16, while his older brother Har old, was arraigned as accessory to the crime. The boys, by their attorneys, entered a plea of not guilty and tlie time for the preliminary was set for September 7, at 10 o'clock a. m. The stepfather and the mother of the boys, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Pennywell, were in Mr. Penny the city, having returned from their trip to their homestead, well told a TIMES representative to day that they were unable to do very much for the boys, as they were not here at the time that the trouble took place, but they would do what they could, and trusted in the people here seeing to it that they got a fair trial. dr. pike appointed on board OF STATE MEDICAL EXAMINERS Dr. W. P. Pike was appointed this week by Governor Alexander as a member of the Idaho board of medical examiners, for a term of six years. Dr. Pike will fill the place occupied by Dr. C. M. Cole of Idaho Falls. Dr. Pike, who made no application for the place, and was not an aspirant for it, learning of the appointment only when notified that it had been made. NO STRIKE AT LAUNDRY. Because the sending out of work from the Troy steam laundry was de layed on account of the installation of two new, modern washing machines and an extractor, the rumor spread through town yesterday that there was a strike on. The office reported that nothing of the sort had happened, but that extra hard work was being done by employees on account of the rush. PARCEL POST ENROUTE TO JARB1DGE 4 * y ti I 1 ml / 4 * -W V . ,pf p'ph\ "7 ■-iWjFW r* m I ~ . , , , , , ... , The above is a picture of a single load of parcel post matter sent out last Saturday from the Twin Falls post office to Jarbidge. Tills is not the largest load that lias gone to the famous Nevada mining camp from this city, according to Postmaster M. A. Stronk, some special shipments of cement having weighed more, tint is tlie largest load of general merchandise that lias been sent out by parcel post. The parcel post business between Twin Falls and Jarbidge is now about three times what it was a year ago, and Mr. Stronk says that if the recent rate of in crease continues, it will probably be 100 per cent greater than it is now within thirty days. There are daily shipments made by this means to the camp, the largest business on ordinary weeks being done on other davs than Saturday. Besides this about a ton of butter and produce is shipped east daily. The general business of the Twin Falls postoffice is about twice what it was last year. The postmaster says that he has a batch of new names to locate every day and that the number of new people coming in and settling here, as shown by the business of the office, is truly surprising. Y 8 £ TjA » & T £ ■ fcJK"- THREATENED STRIKE STOPPING SHIPPERS Several Call at freight Office On Long Distance Shipments OREGON SHORT LINE PUBLISHES NOTICE REGARDING STRIKE. Rejects All Shipments That Reach Destination After 11 O'clock On Sat urday Morning. Local shippers are already begin ning to feel the effect of the threat ened strike owing to the notice made oublie yesterday of the fact that no freight shipments would be received which would not in the course of or dinary traffic reach their destination Saturday morning at 11 o'clock a. m. mountain time, and that passenger trade would likely be interfered with, and greatly delayed on all trips where those traveling had not reached their destination by Monday morning at the time that the strike has been called to begin. Several shippers called up the depot yesterday about sending out stuff and learning that they could not get to the point of destination by Sat urday morning, did not try to ship. No formal tender which it has been nec essary to turn down has been made here. It was stated at the depot this morning that no freight for points be yond Salt Lake City would be re ueived today, depot yesterday and signed by H. V. Platt, the general superintendent, | reads as follows; to the effect that a strike of trainmen on all railroads in the United States ' has been called for seven o'clock a. m., eastern time, September 4, 1916, notice is hereby given that if said strike takes place unavoidable delay will probably occur to passenger and freight trains. The Oregon Short Line gives notice, effective at once, that it will not receive any freight for ship ment which cannot reach its destina tion on regular schedule by 10 o'clock a. m. on Saturday, September 2, 1916. Agents receiving freight which should reach its destination on regular sche dule by that time shall stamp on re ceipt or bill the following: 'Received without liability for loss, damage or delay by strike.' "Notice is further given that per sons who take passage on its passen ger trains after 5 o'clock a. m. moun tain time or who will not in the ordin ary course of transportation reach their destination before that time may be subjected to delay in transportation and that the Oregon Short Line Rail road company will not be responsible for such delays, where they occur." The general notice posted in the "In view of the published statement JOSE GOMEZ ARRAIGNED. Jose Gomez was arraigned yester day before Probate Judge A. W. Os trem on the charge of passing a bad check at the Idaho Department store and of forging the same. His prelim inary will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock. HANSEN BRIDGE IS TO BE SUBMITTED Commissioners To Take Up Mat ter with Hillsdale Board EFFOR'Ç WILL BE MADE TO FIND SITE SATISFACTORY TO ALL. Proposition That Bond Issue he Sub- ( mitted at General Election Meets With Favor. That the board of county commis sioners would engage an engineer to make a thorough survey of the possi ble bridge sites in connection with what is known as the Hansen bridge, with a view of calling an election for a bond issue at the time of the regu lar election in November, was an nounced by the majority of the board after a consultation with the directors of the commercial club at the club rooms Tuesday afternoon. Tlie commissioners were represent ed by Chairman O. E. Carlson and T. E. Moore, and the commercial club by Secretary James McMillan, J. M. Max well, S. Hart and Luke E. Wright. The whole situation was canvassed care fully and several misunderstandings straightened out. Secretary McMillan read from copies of resolutions of the board adopted September 14, 1914, and September 15, 1915, relative to the bridge across the river into the Hills dale district, in the first of which it was proposed, among other things, to devote $9,000 to preliminary work on the Hansen bridge matter, provided that a like sum were advanced by the state, and in the second of which it was stated that in the event that the Hillsdale district across the river in Minidoka county would raise its share of tlie required funds, Twin Falls county would take steps by bond or levy to co-operate in the building of a bridge. The Hillsdale people had voted bonds and sold them, declared Mr. Mc Millan, and wanted the people here to co-operate in erecting the bridge. Chairman Carlson, replying for him self, declared that he favored the building of the bridge at a point satis factory to the people of Twin Falls county and of the Hillsdale district, but called attention to the tact that the minutes showed that he had al ways favored a bond issue rather than a direct levy for the reason that di rect levy was limited by law to one mill for bridges and two and a half mills for roads, or $20,000 for bridges and $50,000 for roads, according to the present valuation of Twin Falls coun ty property. The share of the cost of the bridge which would fall to Twin Falls county would probably exceed tlie total of two years bridge levy, leaving nothing for the repair of other bridges through the county, even if all the bridge levy were available. Even assuming that the road fund should be drawn on, after tlie amount set aside for different special districts like Twin Falls, Filer and the Buhl independent district, which get their (Continued on Page 6.) WASHINGTON EXPERT LOOKING EOR SPUDS University Horticulturist Would Study Seed Potatoes Here PEOPLE OF HIS STATE HOPE TO BUY MANY CARLOADS OF US. Other Noted Experts in City to Do Sherlock Holmes Act on Pests of Mnrphyland. The pest sleuths of the university extension department who are here to day witli a view of making the trip over the western part of the county tomorrow in search of any pathogenic micro-organism or any other kind of organism that may prove hurtful to the house of Murphy, are accompanied by F. E. Sellem, of the horticultural department of the University of Wash ington, who is looking over seed po tato conditions here. Professor Sel lem represents the school with which he is connected, and also several or ganizations that have heretofore pur chased seed spuds from eastern states, but have come to the conclusion that if properly protected from disease, conditions for the raising of seed po tatoes here are superior to those in Wisconsin and other states from which they have hitherto received their sup plies. Between twenty and fifty car loads of seed will be needed. Mr. Sel lem said today that while he had not made an examination which would warrant his making a statement about conditions existing here, he believed that this tract had a great future as a potato raising district. Mr. Sellem was here sixteen years ago and dilated at length and with evi dent zest on the difference between sagebrush conditions in which he found it then and its present state of advancement. The party consists of Professor E. R. Bennett, who succeeds Professor E. P. Taylor; Professor Taylor. Miss Wil lis of the I. U. extension department, Professor Sellem, Joseph Sudeweeks of Kimberly. Professor Taylor leaves for Logan tonight, while the others will go with County Agent Birch on the excursion tomorrow. SMALL FIRE THIS AFTERNOON. Fire starting either from an oil stove or from electric wiring, gutted the upper story of the frame rooming house at the corner of Fourth street and Second avenue north this after noon about 2:30 o'clock. The fire started in the rooms occupied by Mrs. Williams upstairs and the contents were destroyed. The fire was noticed by Miss Fleury, a guest of Mrs. Pettit, next door, and the alarm was given at once. Mr. and Mrs. Kellogg, who live upstairs, lost part of their effects, and thought they lost valuable papers, which were, however, recovered. The furniture belonging to Mrs. A. S. Paulin, who conducts the house, was badly damaged. The house itself be longs to a man named Kellner, who lives in California, and was much damaged in the upper story. INSTITUTE NEAR ITS TERMINATION Successful Gathering of leach ers to Adjourn Friday LARGE ATTENDANCE FROM ALL COUNTIES IN DISTRICT. Interesting Programs Hold Attention of Those in Attendance—Noted Edu cators Here. With 396 in attendance the fourth annual joint teachers' institute in the high school building of Twin Falls is progressing to the satisfaction of the conductor, the county superintendents and the teachers participating. There has been something doing every min ute of tlie time except last evening, when tlie teachers went to the show, really or theoretically, and studied zoology. Tlie institute is under the manage ment of p ro fessor John C Werner of t ]i e Albion state normal County su 1 „erintendenls are- Miss Mae Lowe . county Miss Myrtle 1 Jour nev Goodine côuntv Miss Stella Cook t incoln countv Mrs Ida E Sullivan' Minidoka mnniv Miss Bertha Noel' Twin Falls county ' The following lecturers are in at tendance: Ur. Edward O. Sisson, corn missioner education of the state of Idaho; Dr. David Spencer Hill, head of the department of education of the University of Wisconsin; Prof. J. W. Hoppe, head of department of oral ex pression, state normal school, Cheney, Washington; Prof. Abbie Louise Day, supervisor of primary methods, Uni versity of Cincinnati, and instructor in primary methods, summer school, Uni versity of California; Prof. T. R. Neil son, director of music and art, Payette schools, and instructor in music and art, summer school Albion State Nor mal school; Prof. Robert Krohn, di rector physical training, Portland schools, and instructor physical edu cation, summer school, University of Oregon ; Mrs. T. R. Neilson, assistant in music, summer school, Albion State Normal ; Miss Nellie Reddy, expert in Palmer methods of penmanship. Special conference hours were held. Music work was a feature in which the following was the list of themes: Rote Singing; Rudiments of Music; Not Singing, When Introduced and Wliy; Special Day Songs; How to Make the Study of the Composers In teresting; The Study of the Opera; To Make Music Interesting in Your Com munity; Corelation of Music and Drawing; Songs and Costumes for Concerts and Entertainments. Special numbers and singing by the institute was a feature of the work. The work in physical education con sisted of practical demonstrations in plays, games and gymnastics. The meeting scheduled for last night will be held tonight. The following is the program for the rest of the time that the institute will be in session: Friday Forenoon. 8:15—Special sessions; Music, Prof. Neilson; penmanship, Miss Reddy. 9:00—General session: "Improve ment of Teachers in the Service," Dr. Hill. 10:00—Rest 10:10—Departmental sessions; Su perintendents and principals, "Super vision of Teaching," Prof. Werner; high school, "The Foundation of Ex pression," Prof. Hoppe; grades, "Pun ishment," Dr. Hill; primary, "Develop ing a Story," Miss Day. 11:00—Conferences: Special ses sion: Art and design. "Artistic and Harmonious Mounting," Prof. Neilson; physical education. Prof. Krohn; pen manship, Miss Reddy. 11:45—Noon. I of to in a he of E. E. on Afternoon. 1:15—General session; "Macbeth as a World Story," Prof. Hoppe. 2 ; 00—Rest. 2:10—Departmental sessions: High school, "The Problem of Silent and Oral Reading," Prof. Hoppe: grades, "Motivation of School Work," Dr. Hill; primary. "Poor Reading, Some Causes and Remedies," Miss Day. 3:00—Conferences : sions: Art and design, "Painting of Flowers," Prof. Neilson; physical edu cation, Prof. Krohn ; penmanship, Miss Reddy. 3:45—Roll call. The Institute will close tomorrow afternoon, in time to allow those de siring to do so to leave on the even ing trains. The total enrollment was as follows: Twin Falls county, 129; Cassia coun ty, 84; Minidoka county, 73; Lincoln county, 62; Gooding county, 48. The names of the teachers in at tendance with the schools taught by those from Twin Falls, follows; Ind. No. 1—Fllizabeth Shotwell, Kethryn Koutz, R. H. Musser, Nona Faria, Mela Sells, Zula Ballinger, Eli zabeth Hamilton, Cornelia L. Fraser, i Grace Bryant, E. L. Warner, Nanna D. Special ses oil fire at and S. was be who (Continued on page 4.)