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Twin Falls Times IF YOU ARE AFTER RESULTS ADVERTISE IN THE TIMES. A word in time saves ninety-nine after the other fellow has got your business. VOL. XIII. NO. 4. TWIN FALLS, IDAHO THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1917. A/ «/. CONCLUSION OF HEARING AT HOLLISTER SALMON IRRIGATION PRO JECT SURE OP MATERIAL REDUCTION How Much Not Yet Announced Second Full Day of Investigation —Questions of Run-off Capacity and Acreage Necessity Answer ed From All Poirtl of View. M fv/ At the opening of Tuesday's session. Judge Bothwell, for the Settlers' as soc.iation, submitted a report by for k's- truer State Engineer Robinson in 1915 » that made the "computed" average loss in reservoir 24 per cent., instead of 17%, as derived from the company records, and the water available for irrigation correspondingly smaller. There was much comment and some argument during the submission of this evidence, the gist of which was that the most reliable conclusions as to the matter In question must be reached by actual figures of water taken in and turned out rather than by any one's "computations." One great point in the submission of the Robin son figures was the assumption that the reservoir reached its maximum ef ficiency in 1913. This was controvert ed by U. S. Land Inspector Wells, who explained the "puddling" process that must take place inn a reservoir filled with water, and concluded that no reservoir in use can be "made," or reach its highest efficiency in less than ten years. A report on reservoir contents and losses made by Enginer Jno. Birkett also quoted by Mr. Archibald, one was of the government engineers, who de clared that in his opinion the losses must be considered only with relation to the area of ground that was wet. Quite a diversion was occasioned by question from Governor Alexander .1 with regard to a considerable quantity of water that oozed from the sides ot the canyon below the dam and seemed to indicate seepage therefrom. Mr. Waters said no such flow appeared be fore the dam was built; and Mr. Hall -aid that a gauge in the river below ; the dam did show a greater flow in uns than in 1914, while much more impounded in the later ■water was vear. The assistant state engineer, F. A. Wilkie, was here called upon to give his opinion regarding reservoir loss es and the allied questions. In sub stance Mr. Wilkie said that the only safe method of arriving at reservoir losses is from the record of Us ac tual performance—that the method used Monday was correct, tical, thought the record showed an average available supply of from seventy-five to eighty thousand acre feet of water on this tract. To a question from the A, As a prac proposition, he horse-sense to whether an allowance governor as should not be made from that for safe ty, he said he thought that had been taken care of- The losses are likely decrease instead of increase in the The check basin, with its sev to future. enty acres of evaporation surface he would eliminate if possible, as costly and not necessary to the system. Had studied how this would best be concrete canal might be built right through it. The canal «V» tem can be improved b Y ^imination especially of one to the northwest., A fair duty of water 1te thought to be riable with regard o • b and farm methods; but In his opinion 2% acre feet on this project will^ no only be sufficient, but will P r0 ™J* n over supply as time goes on and farm ing is diversified. After full réclama tlon and under best methods 1 acre feet has proved abundant. and, will doubtless do so here. 0,1 tlie Oakley tract it is fixed at 1% acre feet rot done but a va ■In pumping propositions the increased expense Insures more careful methods and records, and less water is usee. These have been made a success in instances, but perhaps average some smaller crops. Applying Mr. Wilkie's estimate ol an average 78,000 available acre feet of water, and a duty of 2% feet, the Salmon project would irrigate 32.000 acres- But how about the lean year like 1915, when only 41,657 acre feet turned Into the canals? Answering questions Mr. further said he deemed 2% acre feet liberal allowance for this project, ml that it could be reduced under improved management and conditions. Saw no indications of motion or soft ening to create increased loss in res ei-vior. The average project has from 15 to 20 per cent non-lrrlgable land on account of waste, roads, fences, barns and stack yards, etc. The question of the amount of water necessary for successful irrigation was a-. Wilkie j then taken up with the water users, I he directory of the association, as representative thereof, being Inter rogated one after another, practicable to follow the testimony of euch in detail, especially since each explained to some extent the nature of his land and crops. However, Mr. tarter thought his own farm might do v ith something less than 2 acre feet, 'fnensured at farmer's headgate, on It is not (Continued on Page 10) ^% / .; < ), l! MINUTE HEN ' " PLEASE HK Me A000 'V •y.Washington, Oct. 14, » A. L. Sv» Twin Fans, Idaho. The four minute men arc a mighty and potential influence in the success of the Liberty Loan. They did an immense ly valuable and patriotic ser vice in the first Liberty Loan and I count with genuine sat isfaction upon their enthusias tic support and service in plac ing the second Liberty Loan. God speed every four minute man in this noble work. » * I • t t I W. G. McADOO. •4 TWIN FALLS LAGGARD ON LIBERTY LOAN ONLY SMALL RETURNS RE CEIVED FROM THIS COUN TY UP TO LAST NIGHT Meeting of Workers Is Called for Tonight Gathering in Every School House Tuesday Evening for Grand Rush on Holiday on October 24 Work Wanted Meantime. 18_ Oct. Treasury department estimates Liberty Loan half subscribed. *»»»*»»* WASHINGTON. The above dispatch agrees in sub stance with the unofficial estimates returned by the International Press Service reports from all parts of the country, and looks flattering compar ed with the returns received by Chair man E. J. Pinch from this county last evening. The returns indicate a lack of work It is believed rather than a lack ot disposition to "come across." The city chairmen and workers are called to meet tonight at 8 o'clock, at the court house. The following statement was issued this morning by Chairman Finch ; At the close of business on October 17th the banks ot Twin Falls county had reported in subscriptions to the Second Liberty Loan amounting to $81,900.00 The quota for the county is $600,000.00. This means that it this amount is raised before October 27th that there will have to be subscribed the sum of $60,000.00 each day for the remainder of the campaign. This conn ty can reach the allotment it there is an interest taken in this work. Every buyer of a Liberty Bond should be a committee ot one to see that some other person is Induced to invest in a bond. Let us make an ef fort to see that there is a bond in every home in Twin Falls county. Our hoys have responded nobly, slacker among them, the bonds are oversubscribed and make it possible to equip these men Not a Let us see that tor the duties imposed upon them. Shall we be more tender with our dollars than we are with the lives of these boys? Every person who is financially able to buy a bond and refuses to do so is as much a slacker as the registered who refuses to respond to the dr £' us wake up for the next eight, day8 and go over the top on this $600. ()01) 00 allotment . Qn Tueaday evening. October 23rd man th ere will be a patriotic Liberty Bond meeting in every school house in Twin Falls county The day following, Wednesday. October 24th, will be giv en over to Liberty Bond work and the afternoon of that day has been de clared a ho i iday for this purpose. Lei UH get organized at these meetings or. Tuesday evening and complete the canvass ot the county on the 24th and complete our allotment. a jj committee chairmen and all workers on the Liberty Bond drive are reciue8ted to meet at the court house at jj p m tonight, E. J. FINCH, Chairman. Relief Felt About Hurt to Destroyer Early Rumors Told of Great Injury To Ship But This Was Contradicted By The Official Report. (I. N. S. Leased Wire) WASHINGTON, Oct 18 —Secretary of the Navy Daniels today was annxi ously awaiting additional reports on the torpedoelng of an American des troyer In the European war zone. All Information contained in Admiral Sims' report on the incident lias been made public by the navy department A full written report will be forward ed to Washington immediately by the commander of the destroyer fleet- The navy department, meanwhile was ex pecting additional details on the exact damage to the vessel by wireless. The official report from Admi^l Sims last night followed a day of ru mors that a destroyer had been sunk and a large part of the crew lost. The nnvy department was relieved to find that the damage and loss of life was ret £roator. BAKER TELLS OF OFFENSIVE OF THE ALLIES I METHODICAL ADVANCE IN FLANDERS PROVING EF FECTIVE IN THE WAR French and British All Doing Well Typhoon Fire Compels 'the Ger mans to Amend Their Tactics on the Western Front and to Yield Ground. (I. N. S- Leased Wire) WASHINGTON, Oct. 17—The great value of French co-operation in the allied offensive in Flanders during the last few weeks is emphasized by Sec retary of War Baker today in his weekly review of operations on the various European battle fronts. He aiso comments optimistically upon the typhoon fire of the allies' batteries and the fact that the Ypres salient has now become an ever extending wedge, driving deeper and deeper into the German lines despite desperate coun ter attacks. Secretary Baker's statement fol lows; "The allied offensive in Flanders continues methodically. "Assigned objectives attained with increasing regularity indicate the ef ficient co-ordination of operations continued. "Tile precision of the allied barrage is proved by the low- casualties of the assaulting columns. "The deadly effect of allied artillery fire is confirmed to us by reports reaching us regarding the concern ol the German high command at the new allied 'typhoon' fire which is com pelling the enemy to amend his tactl eal disposition in an effort to meet the shock of shell rained upon his lines. "French participation in the opera tions in Flandex-s is the outstanding feature of events during the past week. "The successes attained by the French forces operating north of the British sector, more particularly in neighborhood of the Houtholst wood, have given the addied advance in Flanders the needed elbow room, "Breadth of front is an essential condition for operations which are to have far reaching results, for con fined to a too narrow base, a really encircling movement can the important have no sustained value if along its entire length it can be flanked by artillery fire. "The zone of operations in the Ypres salient, formerly too narrow for the proper disposition of large masses of troops, has now, by the French co operation and their recent successful advance, so extended the line that fighting in what was the Ypres sal ient has changed in character. It is longer to be considered a salient but an ever extending wedge progres sively driven into the German lines. "The operations of the French dur ing the past week are in fact compli mentary to the engagement resulted In the capture of Messines by the British last June. "During the engagements of the week, the French everywhere main tained the positions won in the face of repeated onslaughts. "Strong German detachments were ordered to dislodge the French, who hold the advance positions be end Hategoul These, how h ■ now tween the Victorie farms east of Drabank. j ever, were repulsed. "As was to be expected at this sea son. bad weather has sofnewhat re tarded the allied advance. "Operations were hampered owing to the fact that the well drained ground of the passed over, the advancing col umns are confronted with the water logged, soggy Flanders plain, which stretches on to Roulers and beyond. "The Infantry was further impeded by the fact that allied artillery prep aration has so plowed up the ground that the terrain has been turned into a sea of mud, making the going al most impossible. "Torrential rains and low lying clouds rendered aircraft observation difficult and under ordinary circum stances would have caused a suspen sion of offensive operations, but the inclement weather has not prevented the extension and consolidation of al lied gains during the week. "The enemy, as usual, counterat tacked in force. His efforts to retake the positions captured by the allies have in a few Instances been success ful but eventually they were driven Passchendaele ridge once out. "The Germans, fearing lest the al lied advance In Flanders would be fol lowed by a similar effort along other sectors of the front, particularly north of Verdun, endeavored to thwart al lied plans by launching a powerful at tack preceded by the usual artillery preparation in this section. "The enemy was able to gain a tem porary foothold in certain advanced French lines, ho was driven out after some hot fighting. "The enemy's success was more shortlived than was to be anticipated when its cost is taken Into considera Latest advices show (Continued Page 51 Salmon Reduced to 34,600 Acres The TIMES opens its forms to say, that, actinic upon recommendation of Commissioner Tall man, the state land board allows 34,600 acres to the Sal mon project—provided the company will eliminate the check basin and west lateral. COAL STRIKE END NEAR IS AVERRED COLONEL JEFFERSON OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD OF I. C. OPTIMISTIC Appearances Still Un favorable Miners in Illinois Refuse to Obey Leaders—Call Issued for Strike in Missouri, Kansas and Okla homa. (I. N. S- Leased Wire) SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Oct. 18—Illin ois; coal strike of 35,000 miners, clos ing more than a hundred and fifty mines and lessening coal production 500,000 tons daily, will he over by Sat settlement is the announcement that Frank Farrington, president ot Illinois United Mine Workers of Am erica, has called a meeting of pit corn urday. This is the opinion of Colonel J. W. Jefferson, chairman of the executive board of the central Illinois coal op erators association this afternoon. Colonel Jefferson declines to dis close Ills source of information, de claring he is not at liberty to do so at present. Reiterating the belief of an early the mittees of the 300 local unions of the state to be held in Springfield Fri day. Farrington, who is in Chicago today is expected to return here late tonight. CHICAGO, Oct. 18—Unyielding in the face of postive orders from Frank Farrington, president of the Illinois Federation of miners and threats of United States by drastic measures Fuel Administrator Garfield, striking of the Illinois coal fields to m<ners day are showing no disposition to re turn to work until their demands are granted. Conscription of labor to operate the mines in order that a throughout the middle west may be inerted is regarded by coal operators today as possible unless the striking miners agree to return to work with in a few days. fuel famine KANSAS CITY, Mo.. Oct. 18 Firm in their determination to call out 40, 000 coal miners in Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma, the presidents of the union miners of those states adjourn ed a conference here this afternoon with the repeated statement that the must quit work tomorrow unless men the operators recede from their ulti matum. The ultimatum is that the arbitrary penalty clause In agreements between operators and miners must be en forced. Markets Generally Lower Is Report NEW YORK. Oct. 18. —Copper un Spelter easy; spot 7%® changed. and Dec. 8®8%c. Tin 8%c; Nov. steady: spot 61@61%c; lead dull: spot offered at 7c; Nov. and Dec. offered 6®6%c. Stocks generally are lower. UNION STOCK YARDS. ILL., Oct. 17,000, Mixed and butch $16.10@ 17.75 ; good heavy. $16.10® $firstname.lastname@example.org; market 18.—Hogs—Receipts dull and 25c lower. ers, 17.70; rough heavy, light, $email@example.com; pigs. $11.50@15; bulk. $16.40® 17.50. Cattle—Receipts 12,000; weak to 10c Beeves. $6.75® 17.10; cows and heifers, $4.95® 12.10; stockers and feeders, $firstname.lastname@example.org; Texans. $5.90® lower. 13.60; calves. $9@16. Sheep—Receipts Native and western. $9.10® 16,000; market steady. 13; lambs, $13® 18.25. KANSAS CITY. MO., Oct. 18.—Cat 4,000; market slow, tie—Receipts steady, to unevenly low. Steers $10® 16; cows and heifers, $email@example.com; stock ers and feeders. $firstname.lastname@example.org; calves, $6® 12.75. Hogs—Receipts 5.000; market 25® 50c lower; top, $17.75; bulk. $16® 17.26; diums, $email@example.com ; lights. $16®17. Sheep—Receipts 10,000; mostly feed $17.40® 17.75 ; heavies, me ers and breeders; market slow steady to 25c lower; lambs, $firstname.lastname@example.org; ewes, $email@example.com ; wethers. $12; feeders dull and lower. CHICAGO, Oct. 18.—Cash grain — Corn No. 2 mixed $1.93®1.94%; No. 2, yellow, $firstname.lastname@example.org; No. 3. mixed, $1.93%; No. 3, yellow, $1.94%® 1.95. Oats—No. 2, mixed. 59@60%c; No. 2. white. 60%@61c; No. 3. white. 59%® 61c; No. 4, white. 60@60%c. TOLEDO. OHIO. Oct. 18.—Clover seed prime cash, old. $14.75; new and Oct. $15.25; Dec. $14.95; Jan. $15.06; Feb. $15.15; March, 15.05. SECOND CONVICTION IN JARBIDGE MURDER Elko, Nev., Oct. 17 Times. Twin Falls, Idaho Second conviction secured in Jarbidge murder. Beck found guilty of murder in the first degree. Punishment placed at life. Jury out two hours. t I I I Third suspect. McGraw, re leased this morning from cus today on ground of insuffici ent evidence. I I t He took stand and testified for state in the Beck case. I ' . t Next case that of Cullen, in Jarbidge shooting. t t t ■ ♦ E. M. STENIGER. Free Press < » » ♦ McClure's Visit of Interest to Many s. s. McClure, the noted lecturer, writer and editor of McClure's maga zine, is to appear in Twin Falls on Thursday evening of next week in Hu- Twin Falls high school auditor ium. Mr. McClure just month from Europe, Japan and China, where he has been months investigating conditions there returned this spending six and the attitude of the common peo ple toward the United States, especl ally regarding the question of war be tween Japan and the United States. He has gathered especially interesting matter in Japan, where he visited and lectured before leading universities and other educational institutions and interviewed government officials and others in all walks of life. Some of these interviews are very striking, and are especially vital arid interest ing at tliis time, owing to the recent visit to the United States of the Jap enese mission. Mr. McClure landed in San Fran cisco last week and at once began his lectures. This noted man is famed not only toi his establishment and building of McClure's magazine, but for his bring ing into prominence such writers as Rudyard Kipling. Conan Doyle, Ida M. Tarbell and others. He was also first editor of Outing Magazine and has held a prominent place in the first ranks of American literature- Ho is a searching investigator and a most pleasing and entertaining speaker. His lecture here on Thursday evening, October 25 promises to be one of the most interesting ever heard in the city. Tickets are on sale at the Ma jestic pharmacy and Skeels-Wiley drug store. Minutes Are Not Yet Certified Up Secretary Taylor Says He Will Act As Soon As lie Gets The Certification to Do So. Asked by a Times reporter this morning whether the action of the canal company stockholders at their recent meeting had been duly certi fied to the county auditor, Secretary W. O. Taylor replied that he had not made such certification for the rea son that the action of the meeting had not yet been officially certified to him. He said that he had received a memorandum which he took to be the minutes of the meeting, and which was such, but he did not know it to be so. He said that it was the | the meeting to transcribe the result I of the -meeting into the mintue book a nd to make authentication of action Uiken. Up to the present this had not been done. stood that the minute book was lock ed up with other data. Secretary Tay lor stated that he had personally, as secretary of the canal company, never transcribed any proceedings into the minute book of the stockholders and would not do so under any circum stances as he had no authority to do duty of the chairman and secretary of He said that he under so. Many inquiries have been made at the office of the TIMES regarding the time for certification of the result of the stockholders meeting since the publication in full in the TIMES' col umns on October 7, of the opinion of Judge J. R. Bothwell, attorney for the company to the effect that It was the duty ot the board of directors to certify to he action taken by the meet ing without inquiry into the legality of such action, provided that it were done in regular form. Times readers will recall that In connection with the publication of the above opinion, was also published a copy of a letter sent by Secretary Taylor to President John E. White of the farm bureau in which it was stated by Mr. Taylor that "The new by-laws will be considered to be the law of the company as far as the action of the board is concern ed." Argentine Ready to Meet Germany Settlement of Strike Puts It Up To ITesideni To Break Teutonic Re lations. (I. N. S- Leased Wire) BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 18—Now that the railway strike has been settled, it was reported today In circles close to the cabinet that the government will Immediately make a definite decision wards Germany. As the situation stands, it is now up to President Irlgoyen to act upon the congression al resolution calling for a break with Germany. KAISER SAYS GERMANY WILL KEEP ALSACE WILL NOT TURN PROVINCES TO FRANCE UNLESS SHE TAKES THEM Germans Fail to Break French Lines Russian Battleship Sunk in De fending- Position — Wreckage Indicates That German Battle ship Also Sunk, * * > NEW MUTINY IN GERMAN NAVY REPORT (L N. S. Leased Wire) AMSTERDAM, Oct. 18.—A new mutiny in the German navy-—this time at the subma rine base «Î Ostend, on the Belgian coast—has broken out, according to the newspaper, Dagblud. The mutineers, it. was said, were conscripts drafted for service on submarines. Between 25 and 35 sailors were arrested and taken to Bruges for court martial. » (I. N. S. Leased Wire) THE HAGUE. Oct. 18.—A dispatch from Berlin today places the kaiser on record as saying that Germany will not give up Alsace Lorraine to France unless they are taken by force of arms. Karl Rosno. war cor respondent of the Berlin Lokal An zeiger, who accompanied the kaiser to Constantinople telegraphed an ac count of the luncheon on the trip east. The kaiser had just finished reading an account of the speech of Premier Painleve, of France, in which the premier said France would fight until Alsace-Lorraine were restored. "Good." the kaiser was quoted as saying. "So. Mr. Painleve wants Al sace-Lorraine. But he must come and take them then. His loud sounding phrases are without reason." PARIS, Oct. 18.—An attempt by the Germans to break through the French lines near Bezonviaux on the Verdun front, was repulsed, the war office re ported today. Cannonading was re ported from other sections of the Verdun fighting front and also from the Aisne river section and the Eng lish lines are being shelled. AMSTERDAM, Oct. 18.—German sailors who took part In the recent mutiny at Wilhelmshaven have been sent to the western front to fight in the trenches according to information from a German source today. PETROGRAD. Oct. 18.—The Rus sian battleship Slava has been sunk in a sea battle with the Germans at the entrance to the Gulf of Riga, the war office announced today. Near ly all of the Slava's crew of 825 men were saved. At one time 55 German men of war were seen, the official statement said. The war office an nounced also that all of Oesel Island is now in possession of the Germans but added that the Russians destroy ed everything of military importance before retiring. PARIS. Oct. 18.—Heavy air fight ing in which 18 German machines were shot down, raged all day yes terday on the western front, accord ing to the communique issued by the war office at noon. For the second time in 24 hours the Germans again raided Nancy last night. There were 30 machines in the attacking fleet. There were some civilian casualties. French airmen threw down bombs up on German military works at Mezieres, Conrcelles. Koveaut and Thionville. 18.—Many Oct. bodies of German sailors were wash ed ashore from the sound today. They are believed to be from a German war ship which has been sunk. COPENHAGEN. LaFollette Balks Committee Action Investigation Adjourned Until No vember 26—Will Remain in Wash ington During Recess. (I. N. S. Leased Wire) WASHINGTON. Oct. 17.—Balked by Senator LaFollette's refusal to ap pear. the senate committee Investigat ing his St. Paul speech today adjourn ed the probe until November 26. Because of the developments of yes terday. said a statement by Senator Pomerene. the chairman has thought it best to seek information from other sources. Senator LaFollette will remain in Washington until the December ses sion opens. GOVERNMENT OWNERSHIP Oct. 18.—Public ownership of railroads, telephone and telegraph lines as a military advant age and an economic improvement is approaching rapidly, says a special report to the N. A. R. commissioners here today. WASHINGTON.