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flee as second class matter as a twice s-waek publication. October is. 1910.> the Twin Tails times TwIcc-a-Weck Published Tuesdays and Thursdays by the TIMES PRINTING & PUBLISHING COMPANY. Ltd C- L- LONGLEY, General Manager |2.00 PEU YEAR IN ADVANCE <aî®rate> Discontinuance: Many sub*; their Node •crlhers prefer not to have subscriptions ir'errupted lu case they So much has been said regarding (ail to remit before expiration. Not withstanding lids, is is not assumed that continuous service is desired; ■till, subscribers a.e expected to no tify us with reasonable •'romplness to •top if the paper is no longer da 'ireii. A DEFENSE OF CONGRESS the alleged derelictions of the present congress, that it is refreshing to find a discriminating critic that takes the trouble to show that, although it act ed less expeditiously in one or two in stances than was necessary, it really has made a great record for achieve In its last issue. The Nation, ments. a New York literary and critical re view has this to say editorially: If the House realizes its ambition to clear its docket and adjourn by the end of the month, a purpose in which the administration is reported hearti ly to concur, it will leave behind it a record of achievement for which it will be difficult to find a parallel in any other session of our congression al history. To speak of it as an epoch making session is commonplace. Just one of Its acts, the declaration of war against Germany, would make it that. What the record shows, however, is mass of legislation, springing out of that momentous first step, which for bulk and comprehensiveness, for the great issues involved and the enor mous figures dealt with, for Us drastic innovations and its effects on the mul -> tifarious phases of the national life, stands without a rival. The historian of the war congress of 1917 will ex amine that record in a more dispas sionate spirit than those who have watched the grinding of the legisla tive machinery from day to day in the | face of a tremendous emergency. Free from such daily agitations and panics. surer of his perspective, and much qualified to test the expenditure of energy by results, this future citron ides of congressional activity will render a fairer verdict than would have thought likely a weeks ago. We say a few weeks ago, because already there are signs that public opinion is revising its attitude towards what the most impatient ones were used to describe as a "misrep Jin i >■ resentatlve" congress. A summary, not altogether com plete. of the legislation enacted in th-;. months that will have elapsed | seven before adjournment of the House, bears directly on the charge that con gress paltered and delayed while the nation's need cried out for action. On April 2 the president read his war message to congress, and on April 0 the joint resolution had been passed by both houses. On April 5 the war department's selective draft bill was introduced in both houses; it became law on May 18. Nearly a month be fore that, on April 24, the first bond bill, embodying the provisions for the first Liberty Loan, became law. On May 12 the president signed the army appropriation bill. On May 15 the bill tor increasing the naval and ma rine forces went to the president. By June 13 congress had passed the war budget bill. Two days later It pass ed the espionage bill, Among other measures that have will become law before adjournment are the embargo bill, the priority shipping bill, food legislation, ship ping legislation, the new "eleven-bll lion-dollar" bond bill, the war revenue bill, and the soldiers' and sailors' in surance bill. It is true that in war time we cannot apply the speed stan dards of normal times. In peace every of these measures might have become law or one furnished sufficient fuel for an entire We had a right to expect session. much greater expedition in time of Nevertheless, there is a emergency, middle point between legislative delay and the rushing through of vital meus ures without examination and with out debate, even in time of war. The three measures on which con gress spent much more time than an impatient country thought necessary are the war revenue bill, the espion age bill, and food legislation. In deal ing with revenue congress will have given something like six months to legislation which in the British house of commons was enacted in a little more than half the time. Responsibil ity for this is not entirely with con gress. however. Partly the delay was owing to the preliminary work in the treasury department, though there in turn we must take into account the ever-shifting estimates made neces sary by the expansion of our war pro We have been legislating fot gram. revenue for the first year of a war while England lias had the experi ence of three years to go by. It was the foolish and tedious guerrilla war fare against the president's food con servation measures that counted most heavily in the public mind, and will count in the impartial historian's review. In its attempt to make the KO food bill an omnibus for all sorts of extraneous measures, which it was ap parent from the first was bound to fall, congress was guilty of obstruc tion. ment that little harm was done, inas much as Mr. Hoover went serenely about his business while congress pinned riders to the food bill and took them off again. That, however, Is a plea in extenuation and not a de fense. It is not necessary to insist that To be sure, there is the argu the proceedings of the last six and a half months in congress have been characterized by the highest wisdom and the deepest conscientiousness in order to refute the counter-impression of a sluggish and unpatriotic congress which had to be shamed or prodded towards its duty. The simple fact is that whatever the country has thought necessary for the prosecution of the war it has obtained from congress. Whatever Mr. Wilson asked for— with the exception of the censor—he got, with some delay perhaps, but without detriment to the country's mustering for the war. The angry 0 i, e s who not long ago were accusing congress of refusing to back up our men now training for the trenches in France may be asked to specify in what respect the country has suffer ed. We have created an immense army, we have brought the navy to a strength in personnel exceeding that of Great Britain at the beginning of the war. we have given all the money demanded for men. guns, ships, areo I planes, and economic mobilization. It 1 used to be a favorite taunt against the voluble congressmen that Germany I was deriving aid and comfort from ; their activities. Germany's present state of mind with regard to our war ' efforts supplies a sufficient answer. BUHL BONDS CARRY. COUNTY BONDS NEXT Written last Friday, immediately af ter cognizance of the statement from the Buhl Highway commissioners quoted therein, a TIMES editorial ex pressed the desire for an affirmative verdict at the pending bond election in that district. Such a one was reg istered last Saturday without organ ized opposition and by an overwhelm ing majority. Believing as it does in the vital ne cessity, from every point of view, for public highways that are comfortably and economically serviceable at all times of the year, the TIMES thinks this is just as it should be. Under ex isting circumstances it should be es pecially welcomed as making easier and more assured a favorable vote on the proposition for a county bond is sue that is soon to be submitted to the voters of the entire county. This is true for several reasons: in the first place, such testimony to the need for improved roadways and in n ot be without effect. Then so far as the people in the territory outside the . ,, . ... n " hl ar( ' concerned, they will not only feel their own need empha sized and their local pride stimulated, favor of bonding to secure them can tint they can never afford to have an other portion of the county offer suen superior advantages to every tourist or would-be investor! As to those resident in the present Buhl highway district, their commis sioners have so skillfully planned as j to give them the advantage and a f a j r af j V antage it is —in any event. If | the county bond issue not authorized, they have their district is sue to fall hack upon. But it is in the issuance of the county bonds that they will find their greatest, vantage, that case they can realize on the of fer of the state to pay one-third of the cost of the state highway with its very considerable mileage in their dis trict. can permit the large valuation of the rest of the county to stand be hind all the road work proposed by the county commissioners, and then step in and use their own fund to ex In EXTRA! Civilization Facing Ex tinction by Horde of Deep-Sea Creatures! Tribe of Cannibalistic Half Fish, Half Human Creatures Dis covered Near Shet land Islands! i j j j ÜIOULD such a head J line in this newspa m $ per some day startle you? The idea seems to be the conception of a dis ordered mind, but a writer ofwidescientificknowledge combined with brilliant story-telling ability, has produced an imaginative tale around this theme that seems perfectly plausible and which is gripping in its realism, in The Deep Sea Peril BY VICTOR ROUSSEAU We have secured this splen did story for our next serial. DON'T FAIL TO READ IT. HASH1MURA TOGO" FULL OF LAUGHS---BILLIE BURKE COMING NEXT IN "THE MYSTERIOUS MISS TERRY u n A CHARMING PICTURE WITH COMEDY AND PATHOS (First Night Review) "Hashitnura Togo" is Wallace Irwin's story of the Japanese schoolboy, of which millions of magazine and newspaper readers know so much. Probably Wal lace Irwin never heard of Sessue Hayakawa when he wrote these comical stories upon which "Hashitnura Togo" is based, be cause the now famous Paramount star was still in Japan at that lime. However, there is probably no other actor in the world who could have done the same justice to this inimitably funny and thor oughly human story. The antics of the characters are screamingly funny, and the people themselves are quaint and original. In order that the quaintness of the titles may not be lost, they are taken direct from Irwin's own stories and "the honorably news paperly writer" speaks for him self throughout. No one wanting an evening's en tertainment will be disappointed with this program, which is made even more pleasing by the pipe or gan accompaniment. The Vaudeville Sylviano and Delphine, in a dancing act. have to carry the vaudeville end of the program alone the first half of the week. tend such roads in any desired di rection and degree. This would en able them, with the expenditure of a comparatively small part of their own bond issue, to stand not only first in the county but first in the state in the matter of good roads. It seems, therefore, perfectly appar ent that the two proposed bond is sues that of the independent district, and that of the entire county—are in no sense antagonistic; but that they are. in fact, mutually helpful, each to the other. And while it is almost sac religious for a Twin Falls paper to al lude to the subject of county division, the TIMES will, nevertheless, pause to remark that such subject has abso lutely no place in or connection with, and should have no effect upon, th< present consideration of road improve-1 ment, by bonding or otherwise. The pressing need for good roads is They will universally admitted, gethor and get the roads! then be there, ready for use; and they will serve exactly the same good pur pose whether they are in two coun ties, or all in one. Let us go to 01 R PURPOSES. The purposes of the United States in this war are known to the whole world, to every people to whom the truth has been permitted to come. We seek no material advantage of any kind. We believe that the intolerable wrongs done in this war by the fur ious and brutal power of the Imperial German Government ought to he re paired but not at the expense of sov ereignty of any people—rather a vin dication of the sovereignty both of those that are weak and those that are Peace must be based the common rights of mankind.- From President Wilson's Reply to the Pope. • » * strong. * upon justice and fairness and PEACE THE TEST FOR The test, therefore, of every plan of peace is this; Is it based upon the faith of all the peoples involved or merely upon the word of an ambitious and intriguing government, on the one band, and a group of free peoples, on the other? This is a test which goes to the root of the matter; and it is the test which must be applied—Prom President Wil son's Reply to the Pope. Orators to Stir the West Soon Ten Senators and Thirty-five Con gressmen on Way to Hawaii Will Speak on Way. WASHINGTON, Oct. 2.—The middle and far west will be aroused to a high tsate of enthusiasm for the war if plans now being made by a group of I representatives and senators material ize. Great patriotic rallies will be held ! in several cities at which leading sen ators and representatives will bo the chief speakers. The patriotic gatherings will be held i in connection with the trip of a dele 1 gallon of congressional officials who leave for Honolulu soon for a two j weeks' inspection of the Hawaiian ! islands as the guests of the Hawaiian 1 government. About ten senators and 35 representatives will be in the par ty, which will meet at St. Louis. Octo ber 24, and start for Honolulu. Enroute stops will be made at Kansas City, Leavenworth, Denver, Colorado City, Leadville, Salt Ijike City and San Francisco. Elaborate ar rangements are now being made for patriotic rallies at each of these cities. Because it feels that congress is not properly acquainted with its re sources and needs, the Hawaiian gov ernment is inviting the officiais to • Hawaii. \ I 1 I I I ?■ j K-\ MT H L< > * Wk -■■in.-i.viSiiui ■Gy.SS'*'# rr ÇpmwvxmlÇf>UMirÿ c owing to the failure of the other act to arrive. Sylviano does some clever character dances which were especially well received, while Delphine adheres to classi cal numbers. Their closing Spanish dance is pleasing and ex cellently costumed. II LIBERTY LOAN BEGINS Treasury Department Deluged With Messages Y esterday as Soon as Move Started—Secretary McAdco Explains the Situation and Predicts Success- Big Subscriptions Early Monday Morning. I ( I. N. S. Leased Wire) WASHINGTON. Oct. 1.—America's drive for "five billion dollars and ten million subscribers" to the second Lib erty Loan is on. At 10 o'clock today, tin- hour set for the official opening of the second Liberty Loan, found the t'-ca.su r> department deluged with messages indicating that every Liberty Loan committee in the United States is ! hard at work. The drive started today at top notch speed, will continue until October 27, under full power. The loan is over ml-scTibed already, in spirit, treasury officials declare. There will be no let up however, in the campaign which opened today with a bang. It will continue and reach a climax indicating how intense the war spirit is in the United States. Every step has been taken to organize the entire country into one great one bond selling and bond purchasing machine. in a statement issued today. Secre tary W. G. McAdoo. of the treasury department said: "Roughly speaking, and after allow ing for the amount of revenue to be raised by taxation for the fiscal year ending June 30. 1918, we shall have to raise by additional bond issues be tween thirteen and fourteen billions of dollars. It is estimated that $5, 000,000,000 will represent a loan to al lied foreign governments which will in turn give us their obligations bearing interest. This $5,000,000,000 will not therefore represent expenses; it will represent loans based upon the good faith and honor of these foreign gov ernments—loans which will ultimately be repaid to the American people. But as we must finance these loans, they are an integral part of our general financial operations. To raise thirteen or fourteen billions dollars on or be fore the 30th of June. 1918, by the sale of bonds In recurring installments seems to some people an impossible task. It is a stupendous undertaking, but it is not impossible for America. Refused Extradition for Berkman (I. N. S. Leased Wire) ALBANY, N. V.. Oct. 1.—Pending further investigation of the indict ments upon which Alexander Berk man anarchist, is charged with mur der in San Francisco, Governor Whit man this afternoon withheld extradi tion papers requested by the State of California. Harry Weinerger and Morris Hill quitt. appearing!! as counsel for Berk man. agreed on the defendant's behalf to waive the proceedings looking to his release from the Tombs in the meantime. Great Lakes Strike Officially Abandoned (I. N. S. Leased Wire) CLEVELAND. OHIO, Oct. 1.—Or ders from union officials, in confer ence with shippers and government representatives at Washington were received early this morning calling off the strike of great lakes seamen scheduled to begin at midnight. George Martin, secretary of the sea men in Cleveland, said they had been granted the pay increase. Subscribe for the Times and gel I all the latest news EVERY PERSON IN THE WORLD LOVES MYSTERY—ALMOST EVERYONE LOVES BILLIE BURKE BOTH AT THE IDAHO COMMENCING THURSDAY Billie Burke, the star of "Leggy," and the star in The Mjsterions Miss Terry," her newest Paramount production, is one ol the lending She is the type of star that is tier's is a wonderful ap lu "The Mysterious Miss lights In the theatrical profession, loved by both men and women, of all ages, peal because of lier inimitable magnetism. Terry," Miss Burke has opportunities galore to display her abilities. Every person In the world loves mystery. Even the youngsters want to be detectives; the elders can always solve the most mystical mys terles. In this production everyone will get their fill, and they will find it a delightful entertainment. . The theme Involves three hard working and ambitious young men who all live in the same big city boarding house. To this house also comes n young and charming girl in the person of Hiss Terry, an heiress, but who is working as a clerk in a hardware store. She makes their ambitions come true and they are all in love with her. but, of course, only one wins ont. CUTS FROM THE SCREEN The manly sentiment of man's love for beast is cleverly express ed in a Bill Hart announcement to the effect that his faithful pin to "Fritz" is to spend the rest of his days in clover, as a fitting re ward for his faithful service to Bill during the past two years. Dorothy Dalton has started her first Paramount picture under Thos. Ince's direction. Edward Dillon has joined Para mount and is directing a Famous Players' feature starring Ann Pennington. Elsie Ferguson is the "find" of the year. She is certainly the most promising of the well-known It is not easy but it can be done. Our resources are adequate; our will is perfect: our spirit is indomitable and our success is certain. We have only to pull together—bankers, lawyers, doctors, manufacturers, farmers, wage earners, laborers, men and women alike, girl scouts and boy scouts and every other class of our people, and we can do the job. Already we have demonstrated what a united people can do when partisanship is subordi nated to patriotism ; when love of country beams supreme. I look for ward therefore with confidence to the success of the recurring campaigns we must make for the sale of Liberty Bonds." Continuing the statement reads: "It is essential to the success of the war and to the support of our gallant troops that these loans shall not only be subscribed, but over-subscribed. No one is asked to donate or give his money to the government; but every one is asked to lend his money to the government. The loans will be repaid in full with interest at the rate of four per cent per annum. A government bond is the safest investment in the world; it is as good as currency and yet better, because the government bond bears interest and currency does (Continued on Page 8) A SSOt IA TION M E M BE RS AFTER SUGAR COMPANIES SALT LAKE CITY — Individual members of the Intermountain Asso ciation of Beet Sugar Growers are circulating a petition among the far mers of Utah and Idaho, with the sanction of the board of directors, it is said, asking that Herbert C. Hoov er, federal food administrator, make an investigation of the Utah-Idaho Sugar company and the Amalgamated Sugar company, the two chief sugar companies operating in the intermoun tain country. It is claimed by the growers that the two sugar compan ttCWBETfVKJtMl When you What you When you want want want ■'-■v 's it 1 <2 r MODEL CAFE . c f c l; i i i frrrnf rrtssf» i > et ïfît Ü ■> EIELfcffitSfc. >... ROY MERCER, Prop. Shoshone Street West J. H. McNICHOLS & CO. 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