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* H Twin Falls Times Anything That Is For Sale Can Be Sold Through A Times Want Ad SLIGHTLY CLOUDY TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY % — - VOL. XII, No. 65. TWIN FALLS, IDAHO TUESDAY, MAY 22. 1017. HIGH COST THE SEATTLE MAN EXPLAINS NECES SITY FOR ACTION OF SOUTHERN IDAHO CONVENTION HERE. SAYS COST OF MATERIAL FROM ISO TO GOO PER CENT HIGHER Twin Falls Plants Both Modem and Praises City, Its Progressive Hotels, People, Public Buildings and 'Ik ' Public Spirit. "The lauudrymen are practically the only people who have not raised prices materially as a result of the increased cost in labor and material," said E. L. Moore, of Seattle, who represents manufacturing concern, a machine yesterday, "so I am sure that the peo ple will readily understand the justice of the action, of the Southern Idaho Laundry Owners association at their two day session here in deciding to raise in the cost of work, particularly when they learn that a large part of the work turned out for hotels and families has actu ally been done at a loss. The laundry cheerful set of fellows and inclined to share the greater part make a slight men are a seem. SS of the loss that now exists but they cannot bear as much ot it as they have been doing. All the material used. such as soap, starch, bluing and cot ton goods that are used in the work have gone up from 150 to 600 per cent since the war began and a small raise in price has become imperative. It should also be recalled that the wage has been increased and the hours of labor shortened. "Practically every laundry repre sented at the meeting here is equipped with the latest and best machinery and uses modern methods of produc ing laundry work. t "It is almost impossible to equip even a small plant today without the expenditure of from $8,000 to $15,000. - The two laundries in this city are and in as modern equipped as well manner as any to be found in any part They of the country, east or west. the latest machinery to produce use work in the most expeditious way and with the least wear to the articles of their patrons. "The visitors were taken for a drive .around Twin Falls and out to the Vlreal Shoshone falls and enjoyed everything very much. I want to join them in expressing pleasure at the hospitality of the people of the city. "All appreciated the words of hearty speech of Mayor in the welcome Bracken in turning over the keys of the city to all of us. "The banquet, was fine, the treat ment and accommodations furnished by the hotels could not he excelled The local laundrymen and anywhere, their wives proved experts in the way of entertainers. We all thought the city and surrounding beautiful and ad mired your public spirit and your public buildings. Everyone I heard express an opinion desired to come here to hold another convention. It is understood that a raise on some articles of laundry will go into effect June 1, and the rest later. The schedule has not yet been announced. Names of those attending the meet were; Allied Trades; R. L. Bird, Omaha. Ed. L. Moore, Seattle. J. T. Snelson, San Francisco. W. G. Mackler, Rupert, Idaho. S. M. Walton, Salt Lake. Geo. L. Longfellow, Denver, Colo. Association Members: H. J. Allen, Boise. R. W. Turner, Burley. E. J. Murray, Twin Falls. F. M. Watts, Twin Falls. G. E. Campbell, Gooding. E. A. McKay, Emmett. W. A. Wilson, Idaho Falls. M. E. Tolliver, Idaho Falls. Bert Tolliver, St. Anthony. SH. J. Rich, Pocatello. W. W. Davis, Blackfoot. E. L. Wheeler, Caldwell. W. W. Pearls. Twin Falls. L. L. Gray, Nampa. J. G. Gray, Boise. T. J. Fisher, Welser. L. Henkes. American Falls. J. R. Mitchell, Rupert. Ladies Present; Mesdames E. J. Murray, Twin Falls. E. A. Wheeler, Caldwell. Kate D. Kerr, Boise. M. E. Tolliver, Idaho Falls. Wm. Pearls. Twin Falls. L. L. Gray, Nampa. J. G. Gray, Boise. Wm. Christensen. Miss E. Wheeler, American Falls. MEXICO SAID TO HAVE SENT KAISER A PROTEST (United Press) '* LONDON. May 22—Mexico has for mally protested against unrestricted submarine warfare by Germany, ac cording to an Exchange Telegram dis patch The Mexican minister in Ber lin conferred with the German foreign office yesterday. ClEAK DAY IS NO OTHER DATE SET FOR THE REASON THAT IT IS DEEMED UNNECESSARY MOVE MADE TO ANNUL THE EN G1NEER KELSEY PLAN Chairman Channel Busy On Water Conditions—Landless Park Consid ered Hardly Feasible—Much Small Business Transacted. The city council last night deter mined to call off the clean-up day set lor June 5, on account of the presi dential proclamation of registration day, and the gubernatorial proclama tion of a legal holiday on that occa sion. No other date was set, as it is thought that the city is already very clean. Another important action was the instruction to City Attorney John ,E. Davies to take steps to have the waterworks plan with Louis C. Kelsey formally rejected, and the announce ment by Chairman C. B. Channel of the water committee, that he would short ly consult another expert engineer relative to certain phases of the water situation. The council ordered the removal of the news stand conducted at the cor ner of Second avenue north and Sho shone street by K. Packard, which was permitted temporarily under the for mer administration. City Engineer James A. Bybee was (Continued on Page 8) BODY OF THE BOY IS Party From Hagerniau Took Body From Stream Sunday Evening—No Signs of Violence. There were no marks of bullets or of other violence on the body of Glenn Hoffman, of Jerome, whose body was recovered from the Snake river late Sunday evening by a party from Ha german, after being in water weeks. The body had previously been seen on several occasions, a point a mile and a half below where the boy entered the river, but it evidently was held by eddies until Sunday. Sunday afternoon one of the Owsley brothers saw it floating near Owsley's ferry and tried to recover it. body was caught in a swirl and swept downward. He then telephoned to Sheriff Kendall, who telephoned to the Jerome sheriff. Deputy Sheriff John telephoned to Hagerman where a In the two Late The son party was hastily organized, meantime Sheriff Kendall called to gether a crowd here to go out, but just as they were ready to start word came that the body had been secured. Last night Deputy Johnson tele phoned to Sheriff Kendall that an in quist had been called yesterday after noon and that a careful examination of the body indicated that no violence had been used on the body before his death. His body was in good condi tion except that the face was discolor ed from exposure and scratched by the hushes along the bank. The in quest adjourned until this afternoon in order to examine the other hoy who was with Glenn the day of his death, and William McDonald, the man who was chasing him when he ran into the river. Public feeling in Jerome has become much less tense since it was learned that McDonald did not shoot. the boy or did not beat him to death and throw him into the river to hide a crime. Sneaking of the long search. Sher iff Kendall said last night that the principal credit was due to the boy scouts, who although they did not re cover the body, were the first to dis cover it on this side of the river, and whose work was tireless and at all times Intelligent and active. They did work that would have tired the strongest man. NEGRO BURNED TO STAKE WHILE CITY HAS HOLIDAY. (United Press.) NEW ORLEANS, May 22—Eli Par sons, a negro, was burned to the stake near Pottscamp, Miss., last night by a mob which took him from the officers. Parsons confessed to the killing of Antoinette Rappel by cutting off her head, after an assault. While Par sons was tied he confessed killing and assaulting the girl and implicated two other Negroes. The crowd found De Witt Ford, one of the men implicated and is holding him until the third Ne gro is' found when there will be a double lynching. The lynching caus ed a virtual holiday in Memphis. Prac tically all the stores are closed. Wom en and girls mingled In the crowd which sang "John Brown's Body" while Parsons was being burned. While the Negro was burning, the mother of the little girl cried, "Let him suffer as he made my little girl suffer." An excited Negro in the crowd cried, "We're through, let's join the Germans." He was rescued from the crowd by police who gave him to the federal authorities. g—— SUES TO COMPEL SALE OK lUMMOO WATER RIGHTS The Twin Falls Land & Wat er company, the old construc tion company, yesterday filed suit in the federal district court, to compel the Twin Falls Canal Co. to sell, and the slate land board to approve of sales of water rights for approxi mately 40,000 acres of land un der the canal system. The company was given authority originally to sell rights for 240,000 acres. It has sold rights for 200,000 acres and re fuses to sell more, being sus tained by the land board. Some water has been sold for school land, but the present land sorted by Sweeley & Sweeley, the attorneys for the plain tiff that between 4000 and 5000 acres is subject to irriga tion by gravity and 35,000 sub ject to irrigation by pumping. The plaintiff claims that the canal company and board has no power to withhold the wat er rights where demanded. The plaintiff has an interest in the proceeds of all sales and the total proceeds of sales would be about $1,000,000. CANAL STORY PLEASES Secretary Says Assurance Given in Times That Canal Board Will Hire Farmers Is of Great Value. "The article in the Sunday Times regarding the fixing of the canals and headgates by the farmers was one of deep interest and value and I am sure that it will do a great deal of good throughout the county," said Secre tary W. F. Edwards, of the Twin Falls Counay Farm Bureau, yesterday," and am confident that it will be the means of getting a great many to offer their services who otherwise \v ould not have known that they would he accepted. The farmers of the coun ty are willing to do anything possible to fix the headgates and get water. They would be willing to do it for nothing, but, ot course they are en titled to current wages, although these will not in any way repay them directly for the loss of their time from farm work. What they want is to get water. The farm bureau has been working among the farmers with a view of getting all of them to help fix the ditches and headgates, if satisfactory to the canal board, and they were practically unanimously in favor of doing it." "I am not mixing in this matter of the details of getting water," said County Agent W. N. Birch, "but I am greatly interested in it, for all that, for it will not do much good to sug gest means of caring for spuds if the ditches and headgates are in such condition that water cannot he brought to start them. In that case, the farmers had better eat the seed. There is more water this year than ever before, the only question being in regard to getting it to the land. The article puts the canal hoard on record as willing to co-operate and willing to hire the farmers and furn ish material, where competent super vision can be secured, and I am sure that the farmers will respond quickly. The canal board has complained that it could not get labor to do the neces sary work. Now that the farmers are ready to do it themselves and the board ready to hire them, we may look for effective co-operation that will get it done." The substance of the story referred to above, which Was published in the last issue of the Sunday Times, was that the canal board would he glad to hire as many farmers as possible at current wages wherever competent foremen could be secured to direct the work so that it would prove effective. They want all who are willing to help . , ... Iet «u fact he known at headquar where they promise to do every thing possible to co-operate. j j VOTING FOR FIRST TIME All British Subjects Over 21 Eligible To Cast Ballots In Manitoba This Week. WINNIPEG, Man., May 22.—Women who are British subjects over 21 years of age are registering as new voters in Manitoba today, this being the first province In Canada to grant the fran chise to the fair sex. Since Manitoba took the step all the western prvinces and Ontario and Nova Scotia have fol lowed her example. The new voting lists will be approved by the Cana dian government for use in the gen eral elections this summer. SUNDAY TIMES AD GOT RESULTS MONDAY A. M. "The advertisement in the Sunday Times yesterday got us over $100 worth of advertising already" said Boyd Fuller of Franklin Turbine company at 10 o'clock yesterday morning. Mr. Fuller recently returned from the east with many en dorsements for the products of the company and used the Times columns (to tell about It. LEGAL HOLIDAY FOR REGISTRATION DAY FIVE THOUSAND DELEGATES TOLEDO MAKE INROADS INTO LOCAL GROCERY STOCKS. IN WAR PROBLEMS DISCUSSED BY Denunciation of Those Who Store Great Quantities of Needed Supplies Is Voiced In The Gathering By Speaker. TOLEDO, O., May 22—Fo'lowiug a series of addresses on war problems as they affect grocers, nearly five thousand members of the Retail Gro cery Association will attend a ban quet in the Terminal auditorium to night that will make heavy Inroads on grocer supplies of the city which is entertaining them in annual con vention. The day's program includes addresses by many noted educators and leading business men of the coun try. Confronted with a good crisis, five thousand retail grocers from all parts ot the United States met here yester day for their national four-day con vention to discuss the question of feeding a nation. Not since the Civil War have retail faced such grave problems of feeding a nation at war, with a food shortage on one hand and steadily soaring prices on the other, accord ing to J. J. Ryan, secretary of the Na tional Association of Retail Grocers. One of the big questions for con sideration will he a campaign educa tion aimed at those individuals who "lay in" an abnormal supply of food in anticipation of a rising market. "We believe there is going to be a shortage of food if the war lasts any length of time, and the idea of some person storing a great quantity of groceries while others are in want, is against our idea of patriotism," de clared George Sawkins, Toledo grocer, who will take a prominent part in the convention. The grocers will seek a fairer treat ment of the small grocer, who, be cause he buys in smaller quantities, is unable to compete witli the larger ers grocer. Retailers are to make a desperate effort to keep wholesale from boost ing prices but admittedly they are working against heavy odds. Govern ment contracts and a ready market abroad will compete with the retailers who wish to hold prices to the mini mum. The grocers say people cannot afford to pay higher prices. The re tailers, if they are unable to hold wholesale prices down, will face the necessity of pushing prices higher steadily or quitting business, officials say. Delegates from European countries who have usually attended, are pres ent this year. FRENCH REPORT THAT Lost 15,000 Men Since Sunday—Bread Riots In Lisbon—Attempt to Kill Kerensky Failed. (H. Wood, U. P. Correspondent) FRENCH HEADQUARTERS, May 22—Since Sunday the Germans lost over 16,000 killed and wounded and missing. The French have gained full possession of all the dominating crests in the Moron viliers sector; Neville's control all the important forces points between Mount Cornillet and Teton, within half a mile of Moron villers Itself. A number of fierce counter attacks have been repulsed. The British are consolidating their newly won positions on the Hinden berg line. General Haig has not re ported any major fighting actions but showed effective British artillery work. A report from Madrid today stated that food riots had broken out in Lis bon and that fifty had been seriously injured in them. The troops ended the trouble with difficulty. NEW YORK, May 22—An unsuc cessful attempt to kill Minister of War Kerensky of Russia was reported In a dispatch received here today by the Jewish Daily Forward. The dispatch said that Kerensky escaped and all assailants were arrested. GOVERNOR ALEXANDER PROCLAMATION ANNOUNCING THE PATRIOTIC OCCASION ISSUES ÂLL WHO FAIL TO REGISTER WILL Terms Set Forth At Length By Slier iff Frank M. Kendall Giving- All 1 lie Conditions Wliieh Must Be Com plied With. 1 [ i I 4 ,,, , , All men between the ages ot 21 and 31, inclusive, must reg 13 , ... , _ Any person failing to tegis or who registers falsely shall be gu»ty °f a misdemeanor In case of emporary absence from his egal residence, a man must register by mail. Hours of registration shall be between 7 a. m. and 9 p m., June o, 191., at the registry tion place in their home pre . _ Those who are too ill to reg ister are requested to apply for instructions before June 5 as to how they may register by ag Tho S se absent from home on JUne ™ nn h n a11 ' in Clt 'f over 30,000 Population apply to the city clerk of the city where in they may be sojourning That registration day. while not a holiday, should he made a great day of patriotic devo tion and obligation when the duty shall lie upon every man to see to it that the name of every male person of the desig nated ages is written on the list of honor." JUNE ,» PROCLAIMED A LEGAL HOLIDAY Whereas, by action of con gress, and by proclamation of the president of the United States, June 5, 1917, has been fixed as the day upon which large numbers of the residents of the state of Idaho will be re quired to perform the first act of the highest duly which citi zens of the nation can be called upon to perform, the duty of of fering their services to their country in time ot war, Now, therefore, I, M. Alexand er, governor of the state of Idaho, by virtue of the author ity vested in me by the laws ot this state, do set aside and proclaim the said Tuesday, June 6, 1917, a legal holiday, and I do call upon all citizens and resi dents within this state to render every encouragement and as sistance possible in the registra tion of those called upon to register for military duty, and I do request that during the registration hours from 7 a. m. to 9 p. ra., flags be dis played upon all public buildings, business houses and residences, and upon all automobiles and other vehicles, and that resi dents of the state carry upon their person small flags and that every other evidence of loyalty and patriotism pos sible be made evident upon that day to the end that this act of registration for military dut,y may bo made the occasion of a display of universal patriotic feeling and an evidence of the devotion of the citizens of Ida ho to the cause of our beloved Nation. Done at Boise, the capital of the state this nineteenth day of May in the year ot Our Lord, one thousand nine hundred seventeen, and of the Independ ence of the United States the one hundred and forty-first. M. ALEXANDER, Governor. At test : W. T. DOUGHERTY, Secretary ot State. PRESIDENT WILSON'S PROCLAMATION SAYS; "I shall have all the registration of ficers selected by tomorrow and we will he ready at once to handle the situation," said Sheriff Frank M. Ken dall, last night, speaking of the draft day for June 5. "and I wish that could be impressed on the people that every man between the ages of twen ty-one and thirtyone, inclusive, who does not register on that day will arrested and subjected to a penalty which may amount to a year in jail. I want everyone to understand that the conditions will not allow any de lay. This applies to all people of the aees named whether citizens or aliens. All must register. If anyone is going (Continued on Page 4) msm HOW ENTENTE GENERALS AND TROOPS DESTROYED PLANS OF MARSHAL II IN DEN BERG OFFENSE OF THEIR ENEMIES Over (10,000 Prisoners Taken During Offensive and Teutons Placed Per manently on the Defensive By Great Movement. By PERKY ARNOLD (United Press.) NEW YORK, May 22—Something like 145 square miles of French ter ritory regained; more than 60,000 prisoners taken; from 75,000 to 260, 000 killed and stoppage of all plans for a German western front offensive have been the results achieved to date in the groat Franco-British of fensive. The figures are purely estimates. Neither the allies or Germany have yet issued casualty lists for this fight ing. The front is so irregular that it is difficult to figure out actual acre age wrested from the invader. But the defeat of Hindenherg's plans for the summer's fighting have been achieved beyond all doubt. The strategy of the famous Hinden berg retreat was to force the British and French to make their much-adver tised spring offensive over ground chosen by the German commander and against positions defensively pre pared in advance. Hlndenberg selected the last few days of winter as the time in which to make his retreat, figuring it was too early for the spring offensive to begin, and that the spring tiiaws would come at a time when movement of pursuing troops would be most dif ficult. However, in order to hamper pursuit, he laid waste to every inch of ground. At least three supplemen tary defense lines to the Hindenberg line were spread over this ground re leased to the French and British. The Germans figured these lines would check all advances and permit with drawal with a minimum of German losses planned a spring offensive of their own on some other front, confi dent in the impregnability of this long-prepared line against any Fran co-British offensives. But the French and British pursuit was the more speedy than the Ger mans had counted upon. Not only did the allies quickly swarm over the first preliminary German defensive lines, hut they speeded up and started their spring offensive several weeks ahead of time. Moreover, instead of directing the attacks at the pivots to the north and south on which Hinden berg had swung his retreat, the Brit ish began turning the northern point on this Hindenberg line by capture of Fresnoy, Gavrelle and of Oppy. To the south, the French crumbled it away around Cerny and (Taonne. It is around these northern and southern points that the fighting is of fiercest intensity today. The Hindenberg line is supposed to 8tan 8omewhere about Drocourt, wb i cb lies midway between Lens and Douai. A so-called "switch-line" pre sumablv long prepared, connects Dro ; tbe P ld German , inp around Fr0 m nrocourt the H inden „wings through Bois Ber f Fresenoy. then south to Oppy, through Baverelle, Reoux. Pelves, Rl encourt. Hendencourt, Remy, Boiry Notre Dame and to Queant . T1 ,j s section of the Hindenberg line hag been crumbled and is dubbed the Wotan line by the Germans, after the Supreme God. The Wotan line protec ted by the so-called Oppy line eliminary defe nse front between 0pp p Gaverll f e and ReoU x. It bas ** th ° SC 'b™ 6 P ° intS From Queant, the Hindenberg line run8 through Beaumetz. Viliers Heudi Ro isel. Vermand, St. Quentin, Laon . sissonne Craon ne. a the Aisne and down to a po int north of Rheimg . J T b j s sp( , tion f rom Queant south, has been called the ..giegfried line" by the J Germang — a fter the Wagerain hero. It | h been pene trated at Craonne and Rh elms by the French, ! DEPUTY SHERIFF OUT AGAIN Deputy Sheriff W. G. Thompson who was taken suddenly and severely ill Saturday evening is out on the street this afternoon, still feeling under the weather. it BRAZIL EXPECTS TO DECLARE WAR TODAY (United Press.) RIO DE JANERIO, May 22— Brazil may declare war today on Germany, officials here say. President Braz announced this morning that he would trans mit a special message to con gress late today. The great est interest is manifested.