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Twin Falls Times
A word In time naves ninety-nine
after the other fellow has cot
your business.
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TUESDAY, OUT. 16, 1917.
A Grand Work Being
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-!
dining To Appear At The
(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.
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
abrupt departure, the committee held
a two hour executive session to dis
its plans for the future and ad
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.
Splendid Sermon by Bishop Hughes Features
Debt Paid Off and New Pipe Organ Provided
for—Services This Week End With Concert Fri
day Night.
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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
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 ■ '
._. . t | mn a
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
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)
15,000 Are Out As a
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.
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

Commissioner Tallman
and Governor Speak
Causes of War Succinctly Stated
—Powerful Pleas Made for Sub
scriptions for the Cause of Lib
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.
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
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
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.
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
than see our nation bow to the despo
boys on the front we ought glad
Rut we were
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
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
On behalf of the officers and
men from Twin Falls county
we wish to extend our sincere
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,
( apt. II« U, S. F. A.
Commanding Hqr. Co

Loss Cannot Yet
Not Known W nether It Was of
Incendiary Origrin or Not—
Market Called Off for the
(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
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
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
Full Investigation Is
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
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.

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