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Twin Falls Times Anything That Is For Sale Can Be Sold Through A Times Want Ad SHOWERS TONIGHT AND FRIDAY VOL. XII, No. 66. TWIN FALLS, IDAHO. THURSDAY. MAY 24. 1017. CHAMBERLAIN-SMITH FOR GUARANTEEING BONDS GETS STRONG RECOMMEND A T I O N. MEASURE HOPE EXPRESSED THAT II WILL President Hackman of the Twin Falls Commercial Club Asks Everyone to Bring Pressure to Bear Upon Congress. » A message received Tuesday night from Congressman Addison T. Smith by President of the Twin Falls Com mercial club reads as follows: "The secretary of the interior strongly recommends the enactment of the Chamberlain-Smith thill and I am interviewing the western mem bers and senators with the hope that its enactment this session may be of fered as an amendment to the food production bill." President Hackman said that he trusted that everyone who is ac quainted with senators and represen tatives in their old home states would write and urge them to support this measure and also write home friends and commercial organizations to write to their representatives in both branches of congress. The measure is known as H. B. 2772. The purpose of the bill is explained with the exception of details, in the first paragraphs which read as fol lows: "That when the secretary of the in terior, pursuant to the provisions of the reclamation act of June seven teenth, nineteen hundred and two, and acts amendatory thereof and supple mentary thereto, hereinafter referred to as the reclamation law, shall have determined that the construction of a project or unit of a project for the reclamation of arid and semlarld lands is practical and advisable, or if he shall determine that any pro ject for the drainage of any swamp lands is practicable and advisable, and shall have approved of the con struction thereof under the provisions of this act, the secretary of the in terior is authorized to enter into con tract or contracts with an Irrigation drainage district or districts, in cluding such lands, which are duly organized under the laws of the state ■ nr states in which su; h lands are located, and thereafter to provide for /\>ihe construction of the necessary works under the provisions of this act for the reclamation of such lands. Sec. 2. That when such district or districts shall have duly voted and issued bonds bearing interest at a rate to be fixed by the secretary of the interior not to exceed four per in sufficient centum per annum amount to cover the cost of such pro ject as estimated by the secretary of the interior, and the legality and validity of such bond Issue shall have been duly confirmed by the courts In the manner provided by the state laws and upon the execution of contract or contracts between the district or dis tricts and the secretary of the inter ior, lie is authorized to accept such district bonds and deposit the same with the secretary of the treasury, who shall collect the principal and interest thereof and apply the same to the payment of the principal and interest of the certificates of indebted hereinatter authorized; provld ness ed. that the total face value of such irrigation or drainage district bonds accepted by the, secretary of the in terior shall not for any one project exceed the sum of $25,000,000. Sec. 3. That upon the receipt by , the secretary of the treasury of such } district bonds he shall issue certi ficates of indebtedness of the United States in amount equal to the face value of such district bonds and bear ing interest at the same rate in such form as lie may prescribe and in de nominations of $50 or multiples there of, the principal and interest to be payable in gold coin of the United States, the principal and interest , thereof to become due not less than ■N sixty days after the due date of the principal and interest of the corre sponding district bonds, respectively. certificates of indebtedness shall run for the same period as the corresponding district bonds. Sec. 4. That from time to time, as funds may be required by the secre tary of the interior for construction such certificates of in Such purposes, dehtedness shall be disposed of by the secretary of the interior, under such rules and regulations as he may pre scribe, giving all citizens of the (Continued on Page 8) FRENCH DESTROYER DOWN (United Press.) PARIS. May 24—The French des troyer Bourtfeu was mined and sunk today in a naval engagement between Austrian, French, British and Italian ships, an official statement announc ed today. HIGH SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT. The event to which the fifty or more high school graduates have been long looking forward takes place tonight at the Layering. Full details were published last week. BO CITY WOMEN ASKED TO MEET ON SATURDAY P. >1. The women of this city are specially requested to meet at the high school auditorium Sat urday afternoon at 3 o'clock p. m. tor the purpose of preparing for a campaign of food conservation, such as has been requested by President Wilson. Mrs. John E. White, who is a member of the committee for the county, and also president of the Federation of Country Women's clubs, says that she has a message that every women in the city should hear and urges them all to be present. The women of the coun try met last Saturday and all expressed themselves as much pleased with the program and with its results. There are so many making social efforts to produce this year that conserva tion and utilization are felt to be of paramount importance. All Urged to Assist in Gelling the Names of all Liable on the List on the Day Provided. WASHINGTON, May 34—Con scriptlon exemptions granted af ter registration and draft will he through the action of special boards appointed by President Wilson to consider exemption claims under regulations pre scribed by the president. The war department reiterated today that exemptions and registrations would lie separate and that all of prescribed age must register, even where they have what will prove valid reason for exemption. Sheriff F. M. Kendall now has the list of registrars made out and those who are going away or who desire to send registration to other places where they have a home, can do so. Sick people within the ages required to register can provide for deputies. The Sheriff is especially anxious to have every good citizen constitute himself a committee of one to help get out the registration on June 5, which is a holiday. Aliens who may not understand the gravity of the of fense of failing to comply and citizens who are inclined to be careless should be reminded of their du-ty and of the consequences flowing from failure to comply. The following is the list of regis trars: Murtaugh, schoolhouse. Lew R. Rawlins. Hansen, McVey Hardware Store, G. A. Journey. Rock Creek, postoffice, Mrs. O. D. Gray. Kimberly, Breckon real estate of fice, W. F. Breckon. Twin Falls No. 1, Hill & Taylor of fice, Stuart H. Taylor. Twin Falls No. 2, commissioners room, C. C. Sigglns. Twin Falls No. 3, Thomas real estate office, C. D. Thomas. Twin Falls No. 4, W. J. Smith of fice, W. J. Smith. Twin Falls No. 5, Bickel school, Charles H. Browne. Twin Falls No. 6, Lincoln school, Harold M. Sims. Twin Falls No. 7, Washington school, Edwin A. Landen. Flier, school house, A. B. 'Wood. Maroa, school house, L. E. Brown. Berger, Berger Lumber yard office, H. E. Thomas. Hollister, Bank of Hollister, A. P. Craven. Amsterdam, Amsterdam Lumber yard office, R. B. Crans. Rogerson, school house, W. R. Mc Millan. Shoshone Basin, Diffendarfer school house. Clyde Blair. Butte, Clark's Ranch Cedar Creek, Inez Clark. Clover, Syringa school house, Sam uel T. Atherton. Castleford, Castleford school house, John A. Noble. Deep Creek, Deep Crek school house, C. D. Patrick. Lucerne, school house, C. T. Was _ TIU(| (it PfllvlPANY II I ifU Ul UUITIInlil U DflVQ PH TO DDFQinin DUlu UU III I iYLOIUIU son. Buhl No. 1, Buhl grade school, Fred Nlhart. Buhl No. 2, high school, J. W. Tay lor. Thometz school house, J. R. Ruth erford. Names of Twenty-Three From Idaho Contains Those of Sergeants D. A. Blssett and A. 1». Rounds. SAN FRANCISCO—Names of 201 national guardsmen in the western department of the army, comprising Washington, Oregon, California, Ida ho, Wyoming, Utah and Montana, se lected to attend the training camp at the Presidio here for commissions as officers in the reserve corps, were an nounced at army headquarters here late Wednesday. Reservations had been reserved for them by war de partment orders. The names for Ida ho follow: Second Idaho Infantry: Sergeant Major Howard J. Brace, Idaho Falls. Sergeant Major Wilbur (\ Allen, Blackfoot. Medical Corps: Sergeant Julius C. Anderson, Boise. Supply company; First Sergeant William A. Runci A LIBERTY BONO MEET IS CALLED FOR JUNE FIFTH GOV. ALEXANDER ASKS THAT ALL CITIES AND TOWNS HOLD ONE REGISTRATION DAY. GOVERNMENT APPEAES TO THE PRESS OF NATION Ronds. Are First Class Security and Needed for Conduct of the War In Behalf of the Rights of American N at ion. A PROCLAMATION FOR LIBERTY BOND MEETING Whereas, the federal govern ment of the United States of America has set apart the 5th day of June, A. D., Nineteen hundred seventeen, for the pur pose of registering the young men of the country for military service, the greatest service and sacrifice one can be called upon to perform or make, and Whereas, the said 5th day of June has been, by the governor of the state of Idaho, proclaim ed a holiday in order that the registration might be more tho roughly and speedily carried out. Now, therefore, I, M. Alexan der, governor of the state of Idaho, do proclaim and request that the mayors of the cities and the chairmen of the boards of trustees of the cities and vil lages, of the state of Idaho call public meetings in their respec tive cities and villages, to be held at 2 o'clock in the afternoon of said 6th day of June, for the purpose of encouraging and se curing subscriptions for the Liberty War Bonds, and that all such subscriptions be trans mitted by wire to the office of the governor, state land commissioners of the state of Idaho will deliver all such bonds so subscribed with out charge as soon as the said bonds can be delivered. Done at Boise city, the capital The hoard of of the state of Idaho, this 21st day of May, A. D., 1917. M. ALEXANDER, Governor. Attest: W. T. Dougherty, Secretary of State. The government has issued a letter asking the co-operation of the press in the sale of liberty loan bonds. The appeal reads in part as follows: The spirit of patriotic helpfulness is universal in the American press. From all over the country have come offers of co-operation from the news papers- in the selling lot the war bonds—the liberty'loan of 1917. The government desires not only that the five billion dollars of bonds be sold promptly but that these bonds be as widely distributed among the American people as is possible. To that end It is hoped that all news papers of the country, the small coun try weekly as well as the great metro politan daily, will work together in a great campaign, giving the common .cause the impetus and force of a na tion-wide concerted action and cor related effort. To aid in this national concert of action this bureau; will send each week to every newspaper in the United States press matter dealing with the liberty loan of 1917, prepared with a view of thoroughly informing every citizen of the nature, terms, and (Continued on Pago 8) man, Caldwell. Sergeant Jesse G. Ragsdale, Home dale. Machine gun company; First Sergeant Edgar F. Vestal. Sergeant William W. Sherman. Company A: First Sergeant Wade G. Wailes, Sand Point. Private William M. Knapp, Hope. Company B: Sergeant Vernor H. Heilig, Nampa. Company O: Ralph H. Bockmier, sergeant, Coeur d'Alene. Company E; Corporal John A. Long, Grange ville. Company H: Sergeant Lloyd P. Mitchell, Boise. Company K; Sergeant Clark G. Fov, Buhl. Company G: Sergeant Ellis Bates, Parma. Company D. Sergeant David A. Blssett, Twin Falls. Company F: Sergeant Dudley A. Loomis, Mos cow. Company Not Given: Sergeant Cyrus C. McOrea. Company K; Sergeant Darwin T. Phillips, Buhl. Company F; Sergeant Sam A. Roberts, Lewiston. Company D; Sergeant Arvln D. Rounds, Twin Falls. Company Q: First Sergeant Clifford E. Hughes, Caldwell. Private Harry A. Llndgren, Cald well. SOCIALIST CONFERENCE AT STOCKHOLM FAILURE Germans Do Not Secure Results Hoped For From Meeting—Berlin Newspaper Organ of Party Voices Bitter Disappointment at Russian Refusal to Make Separate Peace. S I'OCKHOLM, May 24.-—The German peace conference here is doomed according to a well informed and sympathetic non-Socialist, who favored the German cause. He observed that instead of a general meeting of Socialists the supposed convention consists so far of a number of group gatherings which he predicted would continue to the end. This predic tion is based on the wide divergence of views of what should constitute peace terms that are held by different delegations. AMSTERDAM, May 24.—"The Russian rejection of sep arate peace was a most bitter disappointment," declares the German Socialist Vorwaerts today. This is the first admis sion of the failure of the German peace offer. TERRIFIC I'RECEDFS BREAKING OF LINES OF THE BATTLE TEUTON ARMY TAKEN BY VICTORS One Hundred Thirty Airplanes Take Fart in Conflict—England Has Zep pelin Raid — Germans Sink Troop Tr, asport. ROME, May 24—Following a ten hour terrific bombardment the Italian forces today broke through the strongly organized Austrian lines and captured Jamiand, taking 9,000 Aus trian prisoners, the war office offi cially announced this afternoon. One hundred and thirty aeroplanes were engaged in the battle. The British artillery aided In the conflict. The Italians made progress elsewhere. LONDON, May 24—Four or five German airships raided the eastern countries of England last night drop ping many bombs and killing one man, according to a report Issued to day by Lord John French, the com mander of home defense. The bombs fell in the countryside district, in flicting damage which the commander asserted to be "negllgibie." The Brit ish aircraft vrere on the scene in a short time and pursued the enemy air fleet, which flew into a thick cloud and escaped. General Haig reported today that the lull on the front con tinued. A few Germans were taken prisoners. The British transport Transylvania was submarined by a German U-boat, according to the announcement of the admiralty, with a loss of 373 men and twenty-nine officers of troops and the captain and two members of the crew. BRAZIL IS IN WAR SAYS MINISTER PECANBA Germany Makes War and Brazil's Povocatlon Of Neutrality Amounts 'Hri Declaration. (United Press) RIO DE JANEIRO, May 84— "Brazil considers herself at war with Germany, although war has not been formally declared," said Foreign Minister Pecanba today after attending a cabinet meeting. "We merely except the state of war which Germany imposed. When Brazil formally revoked her declaration of neutrality she virtually made such acceptance. The minister exhibited corres pondence between the United States and Brazil to show that the two countries are planning complete co-operation and the utilization of Brazil's navy and moral and economic support in the war. SALMON DAM MAKES NEW RECORD FOR WATER The reservoir guage on the Salmon dam this morning was 54.2 feet, a rise of .8 feet in twentyfoar hours, or 2100 acre feet. stood exactly as it was on June 6, 1914, the previous high wat er mark, and today is .8 feet The guage yesterday above that mark, livery is begun today, the ex tensive repairs on the dam and system being practically com plete. -* Water de I MEMORIAL DAY I'BOCLAMATION Whereas, on May thirtieth, a legal holiday, in conformity with a time honored and hallowed patriotic custom, the people of tills city, in common with the people of other parts of this great nation will gather together in accordance with national and state executive proclamation to honor the memories of the heroic dead who fell in the service of their country during the years of the civil strife, now happily re placed by union and mutual love through their devotion and sacri fice, and also to honor the survi vors of that struggle, as well as all those who fought for the pre servation of this nation In other wars; and Whereas, It Is especially fit ting that we who are now living should revivify and strengthen our patriotism to enable us to do our parts in the great struggle for human rights into which we are now entering by recalling the sacrifices and achievements of those who have gone before, Therefore, I, F. F. Bracken, mayor of the city of Twin Falls. Idaho, do hereby call on all citi zens and residents of the city to refrain for all unnecessary labor on Memorial Day, to parti cipate in patriotic services ap propriate for the occasion, and to keep closed all places of busi ness on said day, during the hours of the exercises. F. F. BRACKEN. Mayor. ALE MONOPLIES TO BE UNDER U.S.CONTROL Uotigress Will Pass Bill Giving- Presi dent Power To Act-—Semite Ad journs To Honor Lane. (United Press) WASHINGTON, May 24—Govern ment control of all great monopolies in the United States will be authoriz ed but not directed by congress. Tills legislation is expected to "keep in line" combinations formed during the present mergency in spite of the an ti-trust law. The senate interstate commerce committee will report out a bill shortly authorizing the president to control all the railroads and mak ing provisions permitting him to com mandeer all the ship yards and fac tories making ship building material, The president will be given virtually the powers of a dictator in directing the distribution of all supplies. The senate adjourned today out of respect to Harry Lane, the late sen ator from Oregon, who died last night, A committee consisting of Senators Chamberlain, Ashurst, Kenyon, Var denian, Johnson, LaFollette, Gronna and Norris was appointed to attend the funeral. IS IMPORTING PITCHER TO BOLSTER BALL CLUB. Captain Christian, of the Twin Falls baseball club, yesterday telegraphed transportation to "Si" Cunningham of Oakland, California, and is in hopes that the latter may arrive In Twin Falls in time to take part in the game Sunday with Jerome at Jerome. Cun ningham has been playing semi-pro fessional ball for some time and though lacking in experience, his work won him considerable com ment. He is a big fellow with plenty of speed and last year while handl ing the pitching for several Califor nia clubs, he won 26 games and lost only two, no mean showing for even the bush-leaguers. VERDICT *N HOFFMAN BOY CASE. That Glenn Hoffman came to ills death by voluntarily going into the Snake river was the verdict returned by the coronor's jury at Jerome after an examination of the witnesses and facts in the case. Wm. McDonald was released. The following tribute was paid by relatives of the dead boy: To the scout master and his faith ful scouts of Twin Falls who tried so hard to find our little Boy Scout Glenn we thank you. It so helped to lighten the burden. Your friends, Mr. and Mrs Geo. Hoffman. Harry Hoffman, Wilkie 1 Hoffman and Roy Hoffman. WITH NINE HITS IS STILL ON LINE HAS CAT BACKED OFF MAY WHEN IT COMES TO HAVING LIVES TO THROW TO BIRDS S HACKED ÜP SOME BUT GOES RIGHT AHEAD Officer of Belgian Birth Is Making a Wonderful Record In The Army of King George On The Western Front in France. BY J. Y. PEGLER (United Press.) LONDON, May 24—A direct hit by i heavy shell or Zeppelin bomb may Brigadier-General someday Adrian Carton de Wiart but smaller missiles seem unequal to the job. Wounded nine times during his mili tary career. General de Wiart has be come a human Verdun. He Is pretty badly chipped but the citadel still holds. finisli The general's latest wound was a shrapnel blow which took a chunk out of one ear. Medical treatment in the field staunched the flow of blood, his head was bandaged and he remained In the field. Tlie habit of getting wounded seized General de Wiart in the South African war. He was lilt twice during that campaign. It was in Samoliland that he re ceived his next wound. This time he lost an eye, but continued to serve as Captain in the army. Commanding a force in Flanders in the early days of the great war, the general had his left arm shot off. That laid him up for a while but he came back and was wounded next as com mander of a Glousetershire corps at La Bolselle. Then there followed three more woundings occuring at various points on the western front. General de Wiart Is a Belgian, a brother of the Belgian foreign minis ter. But he was educated at an Eng lish college and has been in the Brit ish army for many years. His friends say lie is a calm, quiet man, of cheer ful disposition but not apt to laugh over a near-joke. For his conduct In the Samoliland campaign he was made a member of the Distinguished Ser vice Order. He received the Victoria Cross In the present war. Hero is what the official account said when he was awarded the V. C. : "It was owing in a great measure to his dauntless courage and inspiring example that a serious reverse was averted. After three other bataillon commanders had become casualties, ho controlled their commands and en sured that the ground won was main tained at all costs. He passed un flinchingly through barrage fire of the most intense nature." ANOTHER REGIMENT IS EXPECTED FROM IDAHO Much Shortage In Field Artillery At The Present Time In The Forces of United States. WASHINGTON — Organization of scores of new regiments of national guard, artillery, engineers, signal troops and cavalry will be undertaken soon to supply the tactical formations necessary for the establishment of the 16 divisions of the guard provided for in the war department's plans, The first effort of the department is to bring up to full war strength all existing units of the guard. When that has been accomplished and the force has been drafted, the next step will be to create the new units neces ary to complete the sixteen infantry divisions and the adjutants general of the states have been instructed that they should prepare for these new organization without delay. In addition, immediately after the existing state soldiers have been draft ed into the federal service, there must be organized divisional headquarters detachments, supply, ammunitions, and medical trains, heavy field ar tillery and signal bataillons, an aero service, two cavalry divisions and many new coast artillery units and reserves. Comparison of the organization tables for the sixteen infantry di visions with the existing guard estab lishment shows that in the infantry, the arm of the service. In which the guard is strongest, 30 regiments and six companies must be created to pro vide the 144 regiments of the divi sional structure. The principal shortage is in field artillery. Each of the sixteen divis ions requires three full regiments of six batteries each or a total of 288 batteries. There now exists in the guard 108 batteries. The shortage in engineers is almost as great. There will be needed six teen regiments or a total of 96 com panies, whereas there now are only 30 companies. Each division also will have an aero squadron or battalion company, mak ing sixteen air service units. New ■York has one aero squadron less one company.