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TWICE-A-WEEK Published Tuesdays and Thursdays by the TIMES PRINTING & PUBLISHING COMPANY, Ltd. TWO DOLLARS PER YEAR IN ADVANCE 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 ex pected to notify us with reasonable promptness to stop if the paper ia no longer desired. Entered at the Twin Falls postoffice as second class matter as a twiee-a-week publication, October 18, 1910. DISCONTINUANCE : NOTICE; AN ISSUE AT LAST. The Adamson bill establishing an eight hour day for railway em ployees has become an issue in the national presidential campaign. Anything becomes an issue in these days when real issues are ^scarce. The bones of the tariff are again being dragged from the party closet by Republican leaders, an activity to which the rank and file of the party is not lending its unqualified approval. As usual in these pre-election months congress and the president are denounced; and characteristiely of the Republican presidential . he is denouncing vigorously without outlining any definate nominee substitution which he would have worked out had he been the oecu pant of the white house in the place of V ilson. Mr. Hughes certainly is impressing the country by what appears The ordinary mortal, with an ordinary pointing out other people's to be his lack of imagination, imagination, has hut little difficulty in mistakes and telling what he would have done under the eircum Sinee what he would have done, was not done, he usually stances. can make some pretense of getting away with it. facts in the face. At least he does not With Mr. Mr. Hughes face the danger of having to stare Hughes, Mr. Wilson has committed grievous errors. is they are errors; and in most indefinite terms points them out ; tells tells ns what results he would have secured had ho been president, hut does not tell us how he would have secured them. Obviously he either expressing himself, or does not know, is afraid of losing votes by simply lacks imagination altogether. So with the Adamson bill. After the past few weeks the people were expecting Mr. Hughes to say the solution of preventing the rail way strike was wrong, without saying how he would have averted it. The people were not disappointed, for Mr. Hughes rose to the occa sion grandly. But here to set up an alternate program would have alienated one side of the struggle or the other and might offend the general public, the third party to the controversy. Mr. Hughes ap plied the same treatment to this delicate topic that he applied to the neutrality issue ; making statements that the pro-Germans and the advocates of a break with Germany. Roosevelt, The Outlook, and others; all interpret to mean just what they want it to mean. Thus the "Fatherland" and "The Outlook"—at swords points, both re garding the neutrality issue as the most vital of the campaign, both proposing exactly opposite courses—are both convinced hy Mr. Hughes' speeches that he agrees with them. In some respects Mr. Hughes must be admitted the peer of Mr. Wilson, and diplomacy seems to he one of his strong lines. Technically and as an abstract proposition the Adamson bill is just as had as its critics say it is, but the majority of the people doubt less feel that it was justified as the only means of averting a calam ity, and giving to both sides time to get together and settle their dif ferences. While Colonel Roosevelt suggests that the course which he fol lowed in the anthracite coal strike should have been followed in this, and that a commission should have been appointed representing all elements interested, it should be remembered that the coal strike was actually in progress five months before action was taken in the case. A railroad strike lasting five months and extending over the country would have been a disaster of the first magnitude and one which It is suggested by others that should have been averted if possible, the policy which President Roosevelt followed during the panic of 1907 and which Grover Cleveland followed during the gold raid m 1894 are similar to the course followed by the administration and con gress in the present crisis. In both former instances the biggest Wall street magnates, led by J. P. Morgan, had the government by the throat. The sin in the pres ent ease seems to lie in having allowed common labor to do the same thing. In the two eases a panic was crippling the industries of the Morgan and those behind him made demands on the gov In both cases the country. eminent as a price of averting greater disaster, executive found himself without laws on the statute books which would enable him to steer the country out of the whirlpool of calamity without yielding, out appealing to congress as President Wilson did. The great out standing difference between the other instances named and the pres ent ease is that President Wilson and congress in behalf of the people as a whole yielded to labor, while the other presidents without the aid or co-operation of congress yielded to great capitalists. Acade mically they were all wrong; practically, as a temporary expedient, pending the enactment of proper and far reaching legislation, they were all right. When Wall street tried to create a panic under the present administration, after the Aldrich-V rceland law had been amended by the Democrats so that bankers were working under it. Secretary McAdoo was able to defy them. Had he been secretary of the treasury under Cleveland or Roosevelt he would probably have been unable to do so, by reason of the faulty banking laws then in When congress works out a proper national measure for the In both eases the executive yielded, though with force. regulation of the relations of capital and labor, the operation of railroads engaged in interstate commerce, no body of labor leaders can hold up an administration or people. CROP REPORT, 1916 13 O > « Compiled By THE TWICE-A-WEEK TIMES. 9 - o - . s. ► * rfl o ^ -I 70 ■ I Signed statements vouching for the accuracy of every report given below have been obtained from the producer and may be seen at THE TIMES office by anyone interested. 9 c > r. 3 -1 : $ 88.20 44.10 61.20 69.30 57.00 100.80 127.60 97.20 67.60 90.00 81.27 110.56 105.60 297.00 70 $1.26 35 1.26 61 1.20 63 1.10 23 Wheat P. M. W'ilmarth, Kimberly Jas. Fitzgerald, Filer. U. S. Harrison, Twin Falls, W. A. Poe, Twin Falls Giese & Puetz, Twin Falls P. D. Brown, Filer. Price McAlister. Emil Sommer, Plier. U. S. Harrison, Twin Falls. W. B. Hoag, Kimberly L. E. Daniel, Twin Falls J. D. Moyer, Buhl. G. S. Elder, Flier F. F. McAtee, Twin K'alls. J. C. Allen, Buhl. M. F. Gamble, Twin F^lls NOTE!—Only part of the McAtee crop was sold, and the price com manded was somewhat above the market on account of its extra quality for seed. 20 60 7 45 50 1.14 30 80 1.26 90 Vi 1.41 6 Barley Alsike 12 108 .90 60 6 9.60 9 10.00 8 8 9 9.03 9 11 10.05 5 11 9.60 .W. Clover 20 11 27.00 5 15 8% 60.00 Peas 60 1.20 WILSON'S SERVICE TO ) Remarkable Record Set Forth in Letter by the President on Signing Bill. T* NEW LAWS; NEW OUTLOOK I Farm Loan Act, Federal Reserve Bank, ! Provisions for Warehouse and Mar keting Facilities Are Part of . Pro gram Executed by Democrats. No administration has ever done so much to advance the agriculture in- j terests of the United States as that of President Wilson. The record is set j forth chiefly and effectively in a let- | ter written by the President to Con pressraan A. F. Lever, Chairman of j the Committee on Agriculture of the House of Representatives, as follows : THE WHITE HOUSE. Washington. August 11, 1916. My dear Mr. Lever: much satisfaction It has given me to approve today the bill making ap propriatlons for the Department of Agriculture for the fiscal year end.ng .Tune 30, 1917, and for' ott «Pt s _• • because the hi 1 not only makes ver> generous provision for the Improve ment of farm production in the nu tlon and for investigations and demon strations in the field of the marketing of farm crops and of the organization of rural life, but also contains three well conceived measures designed to 1 . .1 „ j ,7 mprove market practices and the stor y , „ . . . . _ _ „ age and financing of staple crops. As y , ... .... the passage of this bill marks the , , " , ,, . „ practical completion of an Important part of the Pjam for »«tter ment of rural life which was mapped out at the beginning of the administra tion, I feel that I cannot let the oc casion pass without conveying to you and your associates in both houses my appreciation of the service ren dered to the nation In strengthening its great agricultural foundations. The record, legislative as well ns administrative, Is a remarkable on.. 1. Appreciation of the importance of agriculture has been shown through greatly and Intelligently increase ap propriatlons for its support. 2. Particular pains have been taken to foster production by every promising means, and careful thought has been given especially to the matter of In creasing the meat supply of the nation. 3. Greatly increased provision has been made, through the enactment the Co-operative Agricultural Exten-. It speaks for itself and needs only to be set forth. of slon Act, for conveying agricultural information to farmers and for induc ing them to apply it. This piece of legislation Is one of the most signifi cant and far reaching measures for the education of adults ever adopted by any government. It provides for co-operation between the States and the Federal Government, highly important and significant prin ciple. When the Act is In full opera tion there will be expended annually under its terms, from Federal and State sources filone, a total of over $8, 600,000, In the direct education of the farmer; and this amount is being and will be increasingly supplemented by contributions from local sources, will permit the placing in each of the 2,850 rural counties of the nation two farm demonstrators and specialists who will assist the demonstrators In the more difficult problems confront This Is a It Ing them. 4. Systematic provision for the first time has been made for the solution of problems in that Important half of agriculture which concerns distribu tion—marketing, rural finance, and rural organization. 6. Provision was made promptly for the creation of an Office of Mar kets and Rural Organization and the appropriations for this Office, Includ ing those for enforcing new laws de signed to promote better marketing, have been Increased to $1,200,000. The more difficult problems of marketing are being investigated and plans are in operation for furnishing assistance to producers of perishables through a market news service. A similar ser vice for live stock interests will be Inaugurated during the year. 0. The problems of securing the uniform grading of staple crops, of regulating dealings and traffic In them, of developing a better system of ware houses, and of providing more avail able collateral for farm loans has been successfully dealt with. 7. Under the Cotton Futures Act standards for cotton have been ostab llshed, the operations of the futures exchanges have been put under super vision, and the sale of cotton has been placed on a firmer basis. 8. The United States Grain Stand ards Act will secure uniformity In the grading of grain, enable the farmer to obtain fairer prices for his product, and afford him an incentive to raise better grades of grain. 9. The United States Warehouse Act will enable the Department of Agriculture to license bonded ware houses in the various states. It will lead to the development of better stor age facilities for staple crops and will make possible the Issuance of reliable warehouse receipts which will be wide ly and easily negotiable. 10. Of no less Importance for ngrl :uUure and for the national develop v.*>: â. •••'rl**»* • •••• •• f • ,* •» • «• ». • ■ • • • 5 ; • m .*.• .*.• • •. • • • >• •'•'••••.V ?■?: •• ••• • • •• •• » • i •• • • • •• Announcement * ,•> , :.%v; •• • We invite you to make your headquarters at •*. Macauley s Confectionery •• >• » - *?•"*; !••• « • • •. « *• >*. •• :•.* , t>v , eO while attending the Southern Idaho Fair Light Lunchcs--=mCigars~'----Candy----"Soda • • •• • •• »• •• • •y :1 >• >• 1 •>' y • Bi- • •-1. •>.•.•.* • • •• A' ment , g the Federal AId Road A ct. TWs measure wiH conduce to the es tnbllshme nt of more effective highway in eaf . h sta te. strongly in ^ development of good road uildlng a!ong right linea stimulate b ^ , . . .. ,,_, the people and strengthen the national , , rn . ," foundations. The Act embodies sound ... - , , . , principles of road legislation and will 1 * . _ r ,„ safeguard the expenditure of the funds under tbe Act not only, but * in t)le more efficient ^ of the , a , needs of the farmer , y mak , ng ]argpr provisioll for lonns ii.rough national banks on farm mort gages and by giving farm paper a ma % perjod Qf glx months 12 lt wag e88entlalt however, that banking machinery be devised which would reach Intimately into the rural dlstrictSi that It should operate on terms suited to the farmer's needs, and s jj 0 uld be under sympathetic man a g emen t. The need was for machinery w j,i c h would Introduce business meth larger production and better market ing, promote a fuller and more attrac live rural life, add greatly to the con venience and economic welfare of all use of the large additional sums made available by States and localities. 11. The Federal Reserve Act bene fits the farmer, as it does all the other people of the nation, by guaranteeing better banking, safeguarding the cred it structure of the country, and pre venting panics. It takes particular ods Into farm finance, bring order out of chaos, reduce the cost of handllug farm loans, place upon the market mortgages which would he a safe In vestment for private funds, attract In to agricultural operations a fair share of the capital of the notion, and lead to a reduction of Interest. These needs and these Ideals have been met by the enactment of the Federal Farm Loan Act. I am glad to have had an opportunity to take part In the execution of this large program, which, I believe, will result In making agriculture more pro fitable and country life more confront able, and attractive, and, therefore, in sure the retention in rural districts of an efficient and contented population. Faithfully yours, WOODROW WILSON. Hon. A. F. Lever, Chairman, Committee on Agriculture, House of Representatives. IP ; ! i j 1 j ; j i WILSON A PROGRESSIVE BEFORE PARTY WAS BORN ! I [ Eighteen months before the birth of the Progressive Party, Woodrow Wilson, then Gover nor of New Jersey, gave this definition of a Progressive and so classified himself in an ad dress before the Kansas Society of New York, January 29, 1911: "By 'Radical' I understand one who goes too far; by 'Conservative' one who does not go far enough; by 'Re actionary' one who won't go at all. suppose I must be a Progressive, which I take to be one who insists on recognizing new facts, adjusting policies to facta and circumstances as they arise." Under Democratic influences during the six-year period since stundpatlsm was overthrown In the House of Representatives In 1910, ninety per cent of the pro gram of reform advocated by the Progressive Party has been enacted into law. "Invisible government," which Is now mak ing desperate efforts to "come back," has been driven from power under President Wilson's administration and will have no place In Washington so long as he Is In the White House. MEXICO IS COMING BACK. Saved From Conquest, It Is Working Out Its Own Destiny. Encouraging news continues to j come f rorn Mexico, and the tirades President Wilson's critics grow t amer a q t b e while. Mexico has seen 1 but there Is a buoyancy to the present I much misfortune, has borne many \ trials, has experienced many tragedies, j> I ii Metropolitan Orphans Seen / in New Vitagraph Play î I Scenes for "THE LIGHTS OF NEW YORK" Taken in Orphan 1 Asylums of the City By Special Permission—Difficulty ; in Getting Them Not to Look at the Camera. + • 1 ■ /Æ 1% ^ LA 1 Pii h • ■ ■ • • ■ r~ n %.S £ * X • - • > , > \ THE ORPHAN ASYLUM SCENES IN THE NEW VITA- ; ; GRAPH BLUE RIBBON FEATURE, "THE LIGHTS OF NEW ■ • YORK," TO BE SHOWN AT THE ISIS THEATER IN FIVE " REELS ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY, ARE TYPICAL OF ; ; SUCH HOMES IN THE METROPOLIS, NEW YORK. THE CHILDREN WHO BECAME ACTORS FOR A FEW £ HOURS IN ORDER TO LEND "ATMOSPHERE" TO THESE " SCENES ARE TYPICAL BOYS AND GIRLS WHO WERE •• JUST AS DELIGHTED OVER THE PAPER DOLLS AND f SOLDIER CAPS WHICH ADELE DE GARDE CUT FROM A \ \ NEWSPAPER FOR THEM IN THE PRODUCTION AS THEY ; ; WOULD HAVE BEEN OVER BISQUE DOLLS FROM A TOY • * SHOP AND A CLOTH SOLDIERS' CAP FROM A SIMILAR X STORE. £ ■ 1 ■ ■ • > • • < • < > THESE CHILDREN WERE NOTIFIED THAT THEY •• WOULD BE NEEDED FOR A SCENE IN A PICTURE BY \l VAN DYKE BROOKS THE DAY BEFORE AND EARLY ON : I THE SAID MORNING THE BIG GATE TO THE VITA- ; GRAPH STUDIOS WAS BESIEGED BY HUNDREDS OF < • LITTLE TOTS WHO WERE ABOUT TO MAKE THEIR :: DEBUT INTO THE "MOVIES." DON'T FAIL TO SEE THIS ! /a / ■ > ■ ■ ■ • ■ ■ ■ • • Good Comedy Included in Program MONDAY AND TUESDAY ISIS THEATRE t + • » situation that gives cheer to friends , of that long-suffering republic. Americans, coming from that coun try, bring optimistic assurances. They declare that there Is much better gov ernment there than for many years, that Carranza money Is increasing In value, that business Is picking up and that law Is being respected. The New York Evening Sun, a Re- j publican newspaper, which usually criticises everything President Wil son does, Is compelled to recognize the facts, telegraphed from San Antonio, Texas, by William G. Shepherd, correspondent of the United Press, who has been one of the keenest ob servers of conditions both In Europe and Mexico. Mr. Shepherd, back from a long service abroad, was sent re cently to the Mexican border. After a careful survey he reported couclu slons which the Sun displays under the heading: "Mexico Coming Back; Business Grows Brisk—Confidence in Carranza Increases and Things Look Up." In part Mr. Shepherd says: Mexico is coming back. It's not a dead rubber nation; J.t's got bounce In it. A summary of the news from the heart of Mexico, gathered in the last three weeks along the border from Americans Incoming from Mexico, shows be yond doubt that conditions improving, confidence In Carranza Is growing, the situation Is galn ] Ing buoyancy, Carranza money Is gaining in value and business Is picking up. war are COMMENTS BY EXCHANGES 4 COUNTY DIVISION NONSENSE. HE next legislature no doubt will be called upon to create several new counties, if the signs of the times are not all askew and ajangie T . with certain wide places in Idaho thorougfares. Legislation begotten through dickers and trades of this kind will be legislation that in future will rise up on its hind legs and mock the makers thereof. The swapping of votes for any old thing if by so doing Bungtown or Bladderville can don the regalia of a county seat, will be scurvy birds of forbidding aspect. It was unfortunate that the constitution al convention which had the oppor tunity to do so failed to place a limit on this kind of legislation. As at present half of the time of the mem bers will be occupied in examining blue prints and tracing red lines on the map that every village of a dozen or less inhabitants may eventuate into county seat burgs. County division measures will prove stumbliug blocks in the way of wise and needed legisla tion by the next Idaho rampasture.— Hagerman Valley Herald. HE following item taken from the Boise Statesman, a rabid Repub lican paper, shows they themselvee admit a saving in taxes under the ad ministration of Governor Alexander: Tax levies in Idaho for 1916 were reduced $155,000 over 1915 by the state board of equalization when It made up the schedules for the year Tuesday, most of the saving being made in the general tax levy, which was whittled down from $700,000 for 1915 to $565,000 for 1915. The reduc tions were announced after the board had cut valuations of the main lines of the principal railroads in the Pan handle country 5 per cent, in 'keeping w *lh general reductions made on real ty and timber values in northern Idaho. T -A Levies for the general interest and sinking fund and the public building lax were increased by $25,000 to take care of bonds and interest to be met. $900,000.00 810.081.31 665,000.00 i In 1914 the board raised.. In 1915 the board raised In 1916 the board raised ,—Orangeville F'ree Press.