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Twin Falls Times A word In time naves ninety-nine after the other fellow has cot your business. IF YOU ARB AFTER RESULTS ADVERTISE IN THE TIMES. "to - VOL. XIII. NO. 3. TWIN FALLS, IDAHO TUESDAY, OUT. 16, 1917. THE RED CROSS RE-ELECTS ITS OLD OFFICERS ANNUAL MEETING HELD AT | HIGH SCHOOL LAST SAT URDAY AFTERNOON A Grand Work Being Accomplished Reports of Committees Indicate Increasing Interest and Effort Membership in Twin Falls Coun ty Aggregates 4734. In a sort of general, impersonal and far-away manner, everybody knows to what an immense task the Red Cross organization has set itself, how mar velous has been its progress hither to and how world-wide are its plans for the future. Nevertheless, there are few, we think, who would not, as did the writer, obtain a nearer and clearer sense of all this by being pres ent at the annual meeting of the Twin Falls Chapter, which was held at the high school auditorium last Saturday afternoon. Including representatives from a few- of the seventeen auxiliaries, there were present some sixty or seventy women and a half-dozen mere men. Notwithstanding the fact that a doz en of the ladles were busily knitting upon what was clearly intended for soldiers' wear and that half as many more were keeping watch and ward over very small children, there was present an atmosphere of serious in tentness that could not be ignored. Many reports were made and much Business transacted—all in an assur ed and businesslike manner. The in ference that an organization of wom en would ever do otherwise is not in tended ; but when Mrs. Vice President Ostrander stated to the ladies that the daily bulletins of instruction from national headquarters were not only confusing, but •sometimes at direct variance, and added that perfect meth od was hardly to be expected from an organization in which the member ship, within six months, had increased from two hundred and sixty thousand to over four millions, some local vag aries might have been condoned, even if not expected. The president, Dr. Wilson, was in the chair and after the minutes of the last meeting had been read and ap proved and the vice president, Mrs. Ostrander had made some announce me* s and explanations, reports of committees were in order, and Mrs Edwards, chairman of the sewing committee, came first with a full and very interesting one. Including help from the Filer and some other auxil iaries, the Chapter has already ship ped ten large cases of made articles. A list of the finished work was also furnished as follows: 288 sheets, 200 slips, 87 suits pajamas, 128 bed shirts, 50 convalescent gowns, 63 dozen pairs bed socks, 100 bath towels, 248 face towels, 174 wash cloths, 104 pairs socks, 26 pairs slippers, 88 bag covers, (Continued on Page 5) LaFollette Will Not Give Testimony Wisconsin Senator Files Letter I)e-! luvesti dining To Appear At The gation. (I. N. S. Leased Wire) WASHINGTON, Oct. 16—Senator Robert M- LaFollette appeared before the sub-committee investigating his St. Paul speech today and submitted a letter declining to take part in the inquiry under the conditions imposed! hv the committee. "That is all the statement I deem it proper or necessary for me to make m ^v?thout° another word h e out of the committee room. s. St. Paul speech were true and de manded the right to face those who 'llnator LaFollette declared that to deny any man the right to produce witnesses and cross examine them was "an insult." "To deny it to a senator is an in sult to the individual and to the high office he occupies," said Senator La Follette Following abrupt departure, the committee held a two hour executive session to dis its plans for the future and ad LaPollette's Senator CUBS journed subject to the chairman's call. Senator Pomerene, chairman of the committee, said : "In view of the fact that Senator LaFollette has declined to furnish the committee with the information de sired It will be necessary to seek the facts elsewhere " Senator Pomerene's statement was taken to indicate an intention to call high government officials to get at the facts. c DtUiwlFORY SERVICES SUNDAY WERE INSPIRING Splendid Sermon by Bishop Hughes Features Debt Paid Off and New Pipe Organ Provided for—Services This Week End With Concert Fri day Night. t * /Aj »ini a 3»» «fl'J m f9T f; f NEW METHODIST CHURCH DEDICATED SUNDAY. The New Methodist church, shown imperfectly above on account of the trees with which it is surrounded, ranks among the first and finest church edifices in the state and reflects credit alike upon the earnest pastor and peo ple who will worship in it, Mr. B. Morgan Nisbit, the architect who designed it, and Mr. Earl Felt, the contractor who built it. It represents one period of the Tudor Gothic in architectural design and has extreme dimensions of eighty-two feet on Shoshone street by one hundred and three feet on Fourth avenue. It has a full facade upon each of the streets named, each centered by a large window of art glass and with two main entrances on each front. In all there are eight entrances and exits, by which it could be emptied in three minutes. The new auditorium on the main floor is fifty-eight by fifty-six feet; has inclined floor, circular seats and a deep balcony. With the old auditorium, which can be added completely, the seating capacity is 1150. There are quar tered oak pews below in the new auditorium and opera chairs in the bal cony. There are also on this floor a choir loft seating 84. choir room and a pastor's study. The high and light basement constitutes one of the main features of the church. Besides the boiler room and adjuncts, it furnishes a Sunday school room 32 by 45 feet and ten class rooms adjoining: an Epworth League room 29 by 33 feet, a dining room 45 by 42 feet and a large and convenient kitchen. All these rooms can be thrown together—a desideratum with a Sunday school with a membership of nine hundred. The property is valued at sixty thousand dollars, and constitutes an in ducement to the continuance of the rapid increase in church membership, now nearly at the thousand mark. One of the beautiful art glass windows is a memorial to Bishop Luccock by the Idaho conference and the other is a con tribution by the Epworth League. The dedicatory services Sunday morning and evening were beautiful and impressive. The platform and pulpit were tastily decorated with flowers and the magnificent structure pleased the eye. while the acoustic properties proved to be of the best. The music by tiie splendidly trained choir under the leadership of Mr. But ler was a feature that appealed to all. Mrs. Butler played accompaniment on a new piano, donated by friends of the church in this city. The program pub lished in the Sunday TIMES was car ried out to a letter. At the evening service an orchestra of twelve pieces led by Dr. R. A. Parrott was an added musical attraction. The people all ex pressed delight that the orchestra as well as the choir would appear at the great concert to be night. President E. H. Todd, of Puget Sound given Friday After the morning sermon, university, called attention to the fact that there remained a debt of $18.000 to be cleared, a desire to help lift it. tion was edified when T. F. Warner created a diversion by saying that he would give $2000 on a nipe organ. The amount was duplicated by C. A. Mc Master, who had previously contribut ed $2000. At night. Dr. T. Ç. Xliff ' took up the matter of clearing the debt and before adjournment the sum of $18.200 had been raised for the church, besides the sum of $4000 which had been donated to buy the pipe organ. Many at once signified The congrega At 10 o'clock p. m.. Bishop Mat thew Simpson Hughes pronounced the ■ i words of dedication over the church. ; in the regular service of Hie Methodist Episcopal church for such occasions. The morning and evening sermons were delivered by Bishop Hughes, Bishop Hughes Sermon ! Eloquent and logical. Bishop Mat i thew SIrBpson Hughes at the morning service Sunday at ■ ' p* SÄSTÄ ._. . t | mn a -V ofl ? lea * *!. J* 1 , k for his text nd when they aaw Him, they worshipped Him. but some doubt ed - In substance and in part the speak er said; "The scene depicted in this gospel lesson is a group picture of the dif ferent elements into which humanity divided at the time of Jesus was Christ and into which it is still di vided. AH through the ages we see picture in the center of the same which is Christ risen and triumphant, with the believers on the one and the doubters on the other. When meet here to dedicate this struc ture to the service of God it is well to pause to examine the claims of these two groups of human beings to deter mine which group represents the truth for if the doubters are right, then we should not go forward to dedicate It to the faith. For the very purpose of Christianity must be to convince the . (Continued on page 8) BIG STRIKE 'à. ALARMING OFFICIALS IN WASHINGTON TRY TO STOP SPREAD OF MOVEMENT 15,000 Are Out As a Result President White of United Mine Mine Workers in Work of Ad justing the Difficulties of the Bad Situation. (I. N. S. Leased Wire) WASHINGTON, Oct. 16.—Alarmed over the menacing aspect of the walk out of coal miners In Illinois coal dis tricts, Fuel Administrator Garfield this afternoon enlisted the aid of John P. White, president of tiie United Mine Workers of America in an effort to bring about a speedy adjustment of the strikes. Mr. White was summoned to the fuel administrator soon after he reached Washington from the middle west where he has been investigating con ditions In the mines. President White promptly set the machinery of his or ganization in motion and assured Ad ministrator Garfield that tailing in his attempt to secure an early adjustment he will proceed to Illinois to take per sonal charge of the situation. Dr. Garfield's advices from Illinois were far from encouraging. CHICAGO, Oct. 16.—Nearly 15,000 coal miners are out in Illinois, accord ing to the best available estimates this afternoon of the extent of the strike which started today. There were reports that the disaf fection might spread to other states. T1MES STARTS POTATO AM) APPLE COLLECTION Realizing that there are many ap ples and potatoes which are entirely sound but which are too small to be merchantable and that these will be a total loss unless preserved, and realizing further that during the win ter months some within the city will unfortunately iK'ed both apples and j>o ta toes. The TIMES has started collection of the fruits and vegetable named. All sound annles or potatoes brought to the TIMES office will be stored in the cellar and given out dur ing the winter under the auspices of the Associated Charities, the board of county commissioners and the city authorities. Those who contribute will be doing a great and meritorious work and one which will cost them little ■ V LIBERTY LOAN MOVEMENT IS NOW UNDER WAY ENTHUSIASTIC SPEECHES AT HIGH SCHOOL LAST NIGHT Commissioner Tallman and Governor Speak Causes of War Succinctly Stated —Powerful Pleas Made for Sub scriptions for the Cause of Lib erty. V * Boise, Idaho, Oct. 16 Times, Twin Falls, Idaho. Union Pacific last evening subscribed six hundred fifty thousand for bonds for Idaho. Campaign in full blast, Indefi- . ult« reports show encouraging \ results first day's drive. I LIBERTY LOAN COM. ( ■4 4 . Notwithstanding a number of count er attractions a good sized crowd gathered at the high school auditor ium last night and listened to rousing talks on the liberty bond sales by Uni ted States Commissioner Tallman and Governor Alexander. In introducing the speaker. Chairman E. .1. Pinch ot the liberty loan committee culled at tention to the achievements ot Twin Falls in the past not merely finan cially, but first of all in the sending of men to the front- Two hundred and eighty-four had been assigned to the county, while 273 had enlisted. Tiie last ot the men called had gone Monday evening. About 100 had en listed since the selective draft and this number would be credited to the county on the next call. He said that Governor Alexander had been detain ed lo speak at the Idaho theatre while State Auditor Van Deusen ad dressed the people at the Orpheum. On taking the floor Commissioner Tallman said that he would touch only in the briefest manner the caus ofe which led to tiie war since these facts were familiar to us ail. went to war first because Germany persisted in violating our rights on the high seas by preventing by means of murder, our legitimate trade. No people such as we, could indefinitely We stand such violations of our rights. Wo further went to war. because we realized from the actions of Germany toward us and toward netutrals that should we tolerate her violations ol international law and human rights until she triumphed In Europe she would Invade our country and would destroy the principles of democracy tor which we have always stood, word on peace; There is little use for us to cry peace indefinitely now. Woodrow Wilson desires true peace more than any other man in the world A and today he is the most powerful in the world. When the time m an comes that a peace can he formed which will secure us our rights and secure to the people of the world the right to develop safely along demo cratic lines, President Wilson will In order to bring about that know it. moment it is necessary for us to fur nish to the boys the means to do their part in the war where they have of fered their lives on the altar of their country. The plan of the government is to raise approximately one-half of the total sum expended by taxation, of which the rich shall pay by far the heavier part, and tiie other by popular Should we subscribe for these bonds which are the best se urity on earth, we will without loss to ourselves help crush that power which, while we sought to remain in peace, planned to stir up Mexico and Japan against us, whose ambassador to America bribed men to burn our houses of business and destroy our bridges, whose representatives to Ar gentine plotted for the sinking of issues of bonds. c vessels of that friendly nation so as to leave no trace, and we will help make the world safe for democracy and insure for ourselves the right to develop in our own way. Governor Alexander made an elo quent plea In which he said that we should stand together and by over subscription show the world that we ready to fight to the death rather tism of the Hohenzollerns. He said he regretted that it was necessary to ad vertise the liberty loan. With our are than see our nation bow to the despo boys on the front we ought glad Rut we were own ly to make a sacrifice, not making sacrifices. The boys are, their parents are, but we are not Farmers and merchants are making than ever before; wool more money bringing something like seventy-five cents without a tariff, we are buying autos and having parties and attend ing moving picture shows and eating three square meals a day, and now we are asked—not to make a sacrifice, but to make an investment in the best Should we hes security in the world. 1 have Hate? Some of you in these pros.per days have bills in your pockets Take them out and read what they say if you think that they are raonev They say "The government of the United States promises to pay to the bearer five dollars In gold OUR r I BOYS ARE WELL— APPRECIATED FUND Camp Greene, Charlotte, N. C. Hcj. Co. Htt, Ü- S. F. A. October 7, 11117. Mr. C. A- Mae Vicar, Secretary Twin F alls Chap, ter American National Red Cross, Twin Falls, Ida Dear Sirs Vour favor of tire 22 nit, con taining draff for $175-00 doly received. On behalf of the officers and men from Twin Falls county we wish to extend our sincere thanks. Me certainly a ' * proud of Twin Fails and the way in which she has respond ed to the various calls for fi nancial assistance. The company arrived at the new camp on the morning of October 1. All the men in good health and spirits. Thanking you again for the gift. I remain, very sincerely yours, P. W. McKOBERTS. » i ( apt. II« U, S. F. A. Commanding Hqr. Co ♦ KANSAS CITY STOCKYARDS THOUSANDS OF CATTLE AND HOGS DESTROYED EARLY THIS MORNING Loss Cannot Yet Estimated be Not Known W nether It Was of Incendiary Origrin or Not— Market Called Off for the Day. 1 (1. N- S. Leased Wire) KANSAS CITY, Mo.. Oct. 16— Thousands of cattle and hogs perish ed in a fire which broke out in the Kansas City stock yards at 2 o'clock this morning and burned until day break, destroying 10 acres of cattle pens and hog houses. Estimate of the loss runs as high as 10,000 cattle and 2,000 hogs. Although officials said it was im possible to make a close estimate of the monetary loss, it was believed to be close to a million dollars. None of the stock yards company officials would say that a war plot was suspected in the fire. They said however that a thorough investigation would be made in an effort to learn how the fire started. The hundreds of head of cattle and hogs which become mixed in the streets and pens will be sold by the directors of the livestock exchange and the amount realized then prob ably will be distributed by the cir cuit court in accordince with evidence submitted by owners as to the number they had In the yards. As a result of the fire there was no market at the stock yards today. The fire is one of a series which has burned areas of the stock yards in the last few years. The company has been replacing the burned sec tions with concrete fireproof pens and houses. here a liberty bond. It says, "The government of the United States prom ises to pay to the bearer five dollars In gold." What is the difference? You lay aside your bill for a year and at the end of the year you have only the bill. Lay aside your liberty bond for a year and, on a hundred dollar bond you have four dollars interest. So tiie bond is the better of the two. We could issue paper as Lincoln did, but since we are on a gold standard, this would mean paying premiums on all obligations, since they are payable in gold. I notice some people going up and down the country talking about taxing the rich. Some of these men are in congress. The rich are already pay ing the heaviest taxes and it is plan ned to make them pay still higher taxes in the future, Stirring up class hatred at this time j s contemptible. This is not a rich man's war. The sons of the rich and the sons of the poor were alike sub jected to the selective draft and no rich man can hire ca lled. In these days too many of us who have adopted the motto, "life, liberty and pursuit of happiness," for get all of it except the part relating to the pursuit of happiness. I have a substitute if issued a proclamation, following the lead of President Wilson, designating October 24 as Liberty day. On the afternoon of that day I trust that ev ery man will think and talk of the war for human rights and will see to it that the liberty loan campaign re ceives his assistance in the fight for American rights and for democracy. Chairman Finch stated that the farm bureau was putting on a campaign. The farmers were willing hut terribly busy and if President White should find" that assistance was needed he could obtain helpers from the several towns In the county to carry on a can vass. SALMON TRACT WATER ISSUE AT HOLLISTER LARGE GATHERING OF THE SETTLERS MEET LAND COMMISSIONER Full Investigation Is Commenced Final Settlement of the Question as to Irrigation Capacity of Sys tem Expected, When State Land Board Will Decide Its Acreage. Some three hundred settlers on the Salmon River Irrigation tract assem bled at Hollister yesterday, pursuant to notice from Governor Alexander, to confer with United States Land Commissioner Clay Tallman and the land board of Idaho. The commis sioners' party consisted of himself, his secretary, M. A. Rattigan and Messrs. O. M. Wells and G. W. Archibald, civ il 'engineers and government land in spectors. Governor Alexander, Secre tary of State Dougherty, State Audi tor Van Deusen and Attorney Gen eral Walters represented the state land board, with F. A. Wirkie, one of the state engineers. The government engineers had spent several days overlooking the tract, and with Mr. Tallman, were at the Salmon dam and over that end of the tract early Monday morning. As already indicated, the settlers gener ally were out in force, hut they were specially represented by the officers of their association and Judge Both well. Its attorney. The sale represen tative of the bond holders, or com pany, present, was Mr. Hall, the resi dent manager. During the late forenoon there was considerable curbstone argument and badinage; but after the return of the officials from the south end, when the crowd assembled in the school audi torium, all settled down to serious, but good natured business. The gathering was called to order by the governor, who briefly stated its purpose and in troduced Commissioner Tallman. Mr. Tallman spoke at some length. He concisely hut clearly rehearsed the history of reclaiming legislation; showed how both national and state authorities, as well as settlers, had felt their way, through many mistakes to the wisdom of experience. Said Idaho, under the Carey act, has the best and the worst irrigation proj ects in the country; and also has others, like this one, where millions have been spent in good faith on ex cellent works—and yet the result is far from satisfactory. The time had now come, he declared, for entire frankness and honesty. The question now is, what best can be done. The project must be contracted to the amount of water supply, permanence secured and uncertainty ended. Ex pressing his pleasure and satisfaction at meeting the settlers; saying that he had heard the bondholders end en gineers and now desired the settlers, Mr- Tallman suggested that they be heard through the officers of their as sociation, and took his seat, leaving the general impression that a sure enough Daniel had come to judgment. By motion, the president and eight directors of the Water Users' associa tion, all of whom were present, were with Judge Bothwell, their attorney, authorized to represent the member ship thereof. Non members were also Invited to be heard, and selected Messrs. Carl Del-iong, A. B. Wilson, J. E. Farnham and two other as rep resentatives. To these were added Mr. C. H. Robins on behalf of desert entrymen and one man from the Rog erson district, not represented on the directory of the association. Then the inquisition began—Mr. Tallmon stat ing the questions to be settled as: first, the average supply of water; second, how much land will it irri gate; third, what is the best method of elimination. Then followed a two hours session in pursuit of data—Mr. Hall furnish ing, from the records of the company most of the figures. These were in teresting, but as Judge Bothwell ask ed permission to submit the report of Engineer Robinson, somewhat at var iance therewith, It appeared they were not fully accepted and no attempt is made to reproduce them here. At five o'clock the meeting, which kept itself in apparent good humor throughout, was adjourned until ten this morning, and will doubtless be continued throughout the day. It ap pears that, after the land commission er shall file his conclusions, the final determination is in the hands of the state land board; and while no one pretends to know anything about the result, their reduction of the Oakley project last week, to 20,500 acres, has Induced a general belief that the Sal mon tract will be cut to a point at or below 35,000 acres. Chicago Defeats New York Giants POLO GROUNDS. NEW YORK, Oct. 15.—The White Sox are the new world's champions. Thev won the highest honors in hasehall here this afternoon by de feating the Giants 4 to 2 in the sixth game of the world's series, while more than 33 000 fans looked on.