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■ c u> W," m a v ' o o St ■ % w -o 2K SSI m . i ». I ; i m i ■ * '4| How Do You Judge a Bank? Lu your opinion a good bank must pass the highest test of security. Its facilities must equal, even exceed the demands of its patrons. It must exemplify the modern spirit of service, giving it in heaping measure. And lastly, it must take a genuine friendly interest in things of concern to its customers. When you know the Twin Falls Bank & Trust Company well you will know that it endeavors al ways. to meet these tests. We invite you to know us lietter. ■ TWIN FALLS BANK & TRUST COMPANY r FACTS ABOUT THE MEREDITH LETTER (From Boise Capital News) OLLOWING an effort on the part of the Statesman to make it ap pear that Governor Alexander was trying to play politics in the state of Iowa because of a letter written by him to E. T. Meredith of that state, a much stronger letter upon the same matter written by Governor John M. Haines was given out at the gover nor's office today. The opportunity made by the morn ing paper to misrepresent Governor Alexander arises out of the deplorable failure of the West End Twin Falls project, one of the numerous projects handled entirely by Republican offi cials so far as the state of Idaho is concerned, a failure, too, it is claimed at the executive offices here, due more particularly to blunders of a Repub F / r ( \ ■ 9 GEORGE WILCOX Republican Candidate For County Assessor. (Advertisement) r~ THE WASHINGTON i Livery and Feed Stable I LEE WOODCOCK, Prop. NOW OPEN Farmers and Teamsters, Give us call. Boarding and feeding stock at RIGHT PRICES. a your —»4 RTHRUP, KING & CO. Minneapolis Seed Dealers BUYERS OF Clover Seed Get Our Prices on Clover Seed Bags. MAURICE KEATING, Buyer. Office Opp. Twin Falls Feed and Ice. Co. Res. 193-J tone 093 f j lican state engineer than to any one else. While the West End Twin Palls company has so far made a miserable failure of its project and has failed to live up to its contract, there is nothing to show, so the claim is made, that there has ever been anything to occur to show any personal dishonesty on the part of Meredith, who is one of the stockholders of the company. On tlfe contrary there is abundant evidence in the records of the state land board to show that Meredith has been a person al loser because he advanced his own money in an effort to prevent loss to settlers. Governor Haines' Letter. The letter written by Governor Haines which was deliberately with held by the Statesman in order to cast reflection upon Governor Alexander, is as follows: Boise, Oct. 13, 1916. Hon. E. T. Meredith, Des Moines, Iowa: My Dear Mr. Meredith; Responding to a request for information concern ing our connection with the West End Twin Falls Irrigation company, it gives me pleasure to state that while I was the Republican governor of the state of Idaho, I was, by virtue of that office, chairman of the land board having charge of the irrigation pro jects of this state. During the many times matters came before the board affecting the com pany in which you were interested, we found that you always acted in the ut most good faith and that you person ally did all that anyone could, do to wards protecting those who were in vestors in tne company, and upon many occasions it was stated to the board that you would wilfingly sacri fice your own interests if the interests of others could be protected. The failure a number of years ago of a large Chiacgo bond house preci pitated most of the troubles which de veloped, and neither you nor anyone else is responsible for present condi tions. However, I am very happy to state that conditions are now improv ing, and it is my judgment that ulti mately every investor, as well as your 1 self, will be reimbursed. During my administration your com pany submitted to members of the state land board all of its records and vouchers concerning every expendi I ture, and after being checkèd by the Carey act commissioner, were found to I be absolutely correct. It was also I found that neither you nor any other member of the company had received one dollar, either directly or indirect j ly, but on the contrary, that you had j personally advanced many thousands j of dollars to the company to protect ! those who had made investments in its land. : Extending to you my kindest person al regards, I hog to remain Most cordially yours, JOHN M. HAINES. From Governor Alexander. For the purpose of comparison, the letter written by Governor Alexander is also given, as follows: Boise, Ida., Sept, 27, 1916. Hon. E. T. Meredith. Des Moines, Iowa. Dear Sir; partisan press of your state is attack ing your personal character in regard to your connection with the West End Twin Palls Irrigation company in the state of Idaho. Since my connection with the state land board as chairman, your company has done what has been required of them, giving a new bond for the faith ful performance of its contract in place of an old one which we believed to be obsolete and not valid in law. You have also spent money in rehabil itating the project so that the bonafide settlers can live upon the tract. Previous to my membership on the board, the attorney general, who was a member, informs me that you acted in good faith and put some of your own money in the project to help it along, and it, therefore, gives me plea sure to write these few lines to you in order that you may protect ourself and satisfy your constituents that there is nothing in your connection with this project that reflects in any way on I understand that the Cites Case of Hammett. "The King Hill project was also one of the worst irrigation failures in tlie state," said Governor Alexander'., pri vate secretary In speaking of the mat ter this morning, "but who is there who would cast aspersions upon the honesty of poor old Hammett whose loss of all his great wealth drove him insane? This is the position taken b> Governor Alexander in the matter. He does not condone the failure of the project nor the failure of the comp in,, to live up to its contract; he simply refuses to permit an individual wrong fully slandered to suffer such slander when the trutli should relieve him your integrity, honesty and good in tentions. Yours very truly, M. ALEXANDER, Governor, from blame. Many corporations fail and tail miserably without the fault of stockholders who may, as matter of fact, be as heavy sufferers as any. In view of the withholding from the pub-, lie of the Haines letter, it is easy to see where the condemnation should fall for the effort to make politics. It certainly does not fall upon the gover nor." How They Distort The Facts. If the political destinies of the state of Iowa have become so important within the state of Idaho, why should the morning paper lie about it by with holding the facts? Will not the truth fit in properly with the destinies of states and nations? Who denies the truth of all that Gov ernor Alexander says in ids letter to E. T. Meredith? Nobody, not even the Statesman which stand convicted it self of falsehood as will be shown. Not even Barker who has taken the unus ual and questionable method of giv ing out to the press of the state of Iowa an impression of an official act which has never taken place and which it appears probable never will take place. Barker has given out to the press of press the state of Iowa a resolution which lie says lie will present to the state land board. Suppose he does present it, does that signify it will meet with the approval of any one, even Barker him self? But even if presented, it con tains nowhere a denial of the truthful ness of the statements in the letter of Governor Alexander, unless it be that Barker wants to deny that Attorney General Peterson made certain state ments to the governor, and tins he does not claim. Barker wants to hit at Alexander, but he in reality hits at Peterson. The morning paper now frantically seeks to charge Governor Alexander with an attempt to make politics be cause he is not here to attend a meet ing of the land board many days after the meeting referred to had been call ed. Governor Alexander was here on the day the meeting was set. Governor Alexander instructed the register of the land board to call a meeting of that board for that day. The register of the board reported that the Republican members of the board had vanished and could not be found. Does that look like the governor was trying to ev^de any issue or that it '•■as he who was trying to play poli tics? Lest our statement be questioned, let us quote from the Statesman of Octo ber 15, as follows: No Land Board Quorum—A meeting of the state land board scheduled for Saturday had to he postponed because of lack of a quorum. The governor spent Sat urday in his office, leaving again today for the north end of the state. It was his first appear ance at the state house in more than a week. Secretary of State Barker is out of the city, as is State Auditor Huston. Attorney General Peterson was called to Pocatello Friday night on busi ness. leaving only Miss McCoy and the governor of the board in the 3VÂ „ * Horsepower New Series N Model 75 B •ÔÎ *635 i i a X. ■ x* y A Roadster $620 b. Toledo Thousands Behind A price that makes it the greatest value on the face of the earth—■ That combination has kept the factory thousands of cars behind sales for weeks and weeks. But we're getting them in right along. Better see us about yours today. Three to fifty per hour on high—that's the speed report we get from owners all over the country. And 20 to 25 miles per gallon of gas is the economy report. A corking good car— H. F. WATSON, 318 Shoshone Street West The WiUya-Overland Company, Toledo, Ohio •• Mad* In U. S. A." ■ state house. Peterson will return Monday, but by that time the gov ernor will have left again. The Statesman says October 15 was the date set to consider the matter at issue. The Statesman says the gover ncr was here that day, but that all the Republican members of the board were away except Miss McCoy, iavt .aid ,hat Miss .Ah Coy left the same day the governor left and that the next day there was not even one member of the board In the city, but it preferred to deceive by failing to tell llie truth. Why was not Barker there to pre sent the resolution that tie had given .o the press cf ihe state i 1 Iowa ? Wiio plays politics, the governor who is on the joli when business is set for hearing, or the secretary of state. who gives to the press of another state it could a bogus resolution which he does not have the courage to be present to lay before the board as ho said he would? Moreover, if Governor Alexander was trying to play politics for the benefit of a Democrat who happened to be running for governor in Iowa, what about Governor Haines who wrote the same man a much stronger letter than did Governor Alexander? Why does the Statesman deliberate ly withhold the Haines letter? Was it for the purpose of making politics, or what? We prefer to think it was for the purpose of deceiving, just as it always deceives when there is good opportunity. The Haines letter will be found else where in this issue and readers are invited to compare it with the Alexan der letter and then say whether the charge is true that Alexander is trying to make polities for the state of Iowa, or that he is shirking a duty when he was present on the day set for hear ing. The Statesman says the Republican members do not wish to hold a meet ing upon so important a matter in the absence of the governor. Why this sudden consideration for the governor? When did the Republi can members discover • their deter mination to be so courteous to Gov ernor Alexander? Perhaps it is en largement of the heart on the part of Barker, who now needs another op portunity to "explain" why he was not present to present his resolution which he gave to the press of (be state of Iowa before he gave it to the hoard to which it was to be presented and of which he is a member, or even to the press of his own state of Idaho. It would be a safe bet that if the gover nor were now' on his way to Boise to call a special meeting, Barker would vanish again just as lie vanished on the day upon which the matter had been set for formal hearing. -, Artesian City Times' Snecial Correspondence. The ladies of Artesian gave Mrs. Edith Gardner a party at her home last Friday afternoon. The time was very pleasantly spent until five o'clock when a dainty luncheon was served. The guests were Mrs. R. J. Day, Mrs. Essie Workman, Hazel Workman, Mrs. Chas. Cassoday, Mrs. Frank Terrill, Mrs. J. McMenimen, Mrs. R. B. Ran dell and Mrs. Edith Gardner. Geo. Honroth came here Friday from Lewiston, Idaho. He expects to buy land and make this his future home. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Moyes and fam ily wore guests at the R. B. Randell home Sunday evening. Mrs. T. Callin was shopping in Twin Falls Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Day were trans acting business in Twin Falls Tues day. D. B. Moorman of Twin Falls, was here for a few days last week. J. E. Bower is here from Burley helping put up his third crop of al falfa. H. C. Randell is busy digging his potatoes in Murtaugh this week. .jMrs. lia Collier of Twin Falls, was Cottolene su, _ II t il|j|9R M The Natural Shortening Try Cottolene the next time you pre pare croquettes. It gives them a tender, nut-brown crust with all the inside good ness produced by perfect deep-frying. Foods fried in Cottolene are digestible and improved in flavor. f * m Your grocer will supply Cottolene regularly, in large or small pails. Give him your order today. "Cottolene makes good cooking better ** EEEHSÜFAi R BAN KUmpKTJ - aCS • ; : »K f r I ■ L) l. : ltSH II here visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Terrill for a few days. r THE GREATER Idaho Department Store Womens Shoes on Sale $5.00 li This department was never in better shape to take care of your wants in footwear for fall and winter. Style No. IT! exactly as illustrated at the side, is a beautiful black soap kid button shoe 8 1-4 inch top, with light well sole and leather Louis hèel. This is a popular shoe the country over. We have all sizes and the real nar row widths to fit slender feet. Priced at ■ r is** $5.00 An Attractive Shoe at $6.50 a* m One of the most Style No. 105. popular boots on the market to A women's high cut black day. vici kid lace shoe, medium long vamp with all leather curved heel, welt sole, a real practical shoe for street wear. Special $6.50 1 A price . : Womens Kid Shoes at $7.00 Another beauty in women's fine quality black anti white kid lace shoe, made over the newest lasts, with long vamp and pointed toe. See this one, priced at $7.00 Special for Saturday $2.95 $2.95 100 pairs women's good shoes, assorted values from $4.00 to $5.00 regular price—to close out the entire lot they will be placed on sale Saturday at. Better Styles in Young Men's Shoes At $5.00 we are showing the best line of English style shoes to be had. The dark cocoa browns seem to be favoured so much. We have them with best red Neolin soles and broad low heels. See window tonight and judge for yourselves. Then compare prices with other $6.00 and $7.00 shoes shown elsewhere. Our Special Price $2.95 $5.00 C.. Mr. Terrill has been to Oakley to get Ids year's supply of flour.