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Twin Falls Times LET OUR PRESS SERVICE KEEP YOU INFORMED. Sub scribe to the Tiroes Today your ad plus our circu lation WILL BRING YOU RESULTS VOL XIII. NO. 10. TWIN FALLS, IDAHO. TI1I USDAY, NOVKMIiER 8, 1917 t/i Kerensky Falls Before Extreme Pro-German Maximalists Today COAL THIEVES OF OHIO WILL BE ARRESTED OFFICIALS JOIN CITIZENS IN STOPPING TRAINS AND BREAKING CARS V Other States Made to Suffer Want National Officials Take Charge j and Will Prosecute Those Guil- j ty of Offenses Against Trans j portation Laws. (I. N. S. Beased Wire) WASHINGTON. Nov. 7—Mayors and other municipal officials of cities and towns throughout Ohio were charged with "wholesale robbery" of coal by the fuel administration today. Discovery of the "thefts" involving the unlawful confiscation of thousands of loaded coal cars was officially an nounced by Fuel Administrator Gar field, following a conference with Homer Johnson, newly appointed fuel administrator for Ohio. Attorney Oen enral Gregory will be asked to insti tute prosecutions against officials whose practices are found to have been flagrant violations of federal statutes. State Administrator Johnson de clared that evidence he has unearthed indicates that not less than 200 cities and towns, under the direction of their leading officials, have engaged in the holding up and robbery of coal trains destined to points on the lakes and the far west. Evidence In id before Administrator Garfield today showed that in scores of cities railroad tracks had been torn up, trains have been stopped and the 7 loaded cars seized by irate officials and citizens. In some cities loaded coal cars were taken from sidings. Most of the stolen coal was on its to Minnesota, the peninsula of way Michigan, northern Wisconsin and the Dakotas. The government recently au Sthorized rush shipments to the north vest in order to provision those states tor the winter before winter comes and ice shuts down lake traffic. "The thefts have been directed by mayors and city officials of towns which have been allowed only enough coal to meet their immediate needs, and where the people have become res tive from seeing hundreds trains going through the state headed for lake ports and the northwest," said 'the fuel administration's nouncement. "This municipal robbery has only disarranged shipping but it has caused unnecessary hardships in other states and in other Ohio towns. "The fuel administration expressed confidence that the arrangements that have been made will care adequately for all coal needs in the middle wes tern states. It is now imperative to of coal an not give preference to coal bound for the far northwest through lake pons, for after navigation closes on the lakes after December 1, shipments can not be moved. soon I , COBUMBUS, U„ Nov. 8--Complete. but unofficial returns compiled by the International News Service from every precinct in Ohio shows that the state Dry Ohio Indicated by Latest Dispatches lias made the most revolutionary in Its history and adopted prohibition The vote by a majority of 2,104 votes, was: For prohibition 517,934; against 515,850. This tabulation gives Vunty (Cincinnati) credit for an al leged error of 10,000 votes. Some Cin cinnati wet leaders said the mistake Even Hamilton was 12,000 and others but 9,000. allowing for an error of 12,000, the state still is dry by a majority of 104. The alleged error at Cincinnati was regarded with suspicion. Governor Cox, Secretary of State Pulton, James A. White, superintendent of the Ohio Anti-Saloon league and private and in dividuals started investigation of the matter and the court there will he watched very closely. The surprising thing about the Cin cinnati vote of prohibition was that it was 6000 in excess of the combined mayoralty vote. Another thing that regarded with suspicion was that first announced by was the "error" was the Cincinnati wets. COBUMBUS, O., Nov. 8—Official re turns received up to 12:30 p- m. today at the secretary of state's office from eight counties and compared to un official returns from the same coun ties show slight gains for the drys in every instance. Election exports in 'Jf-tr turns I COAL MEETING LAST NIGHT GOT SOME RESULTS BETTER UNDERSTANDING BE-1 TWEEN ADMINISTRATORS AND LOCAL DEALERS Governor Gooding Ex plains Difficulties Efforts to Make Railroads Co operate Successful and They Are Now Doing the Best That They Can to Help. o o After present supply of coal, bought before reduction of price at the mines, has been dis posed of, prices for coal deliver ed in this city. Including drayage, war taxes and all charges, will be $9.71 for Utah lump coal and $9.96 for Wyoming lump coal; other kinds in proportion. Screen ing and forking will be abolished, prompt delivery of plenty of coal will be assured and steps taken to prevent shrinkage. Coal deal ers say that there is no profit in the business at this rate, but are not romphilning much regarding it, though hoping for slight con cessions. The whole subject was threshed out at a meeting of the dealers of the tract with State Administrator Gooding and Dis trict Administrator Guthrie in this city last night. o The tribute due to King Coal was the subject for discussion last night at a meeting held by State Coal Admin istrator F. R. Gooding at the office of District Administrator W. G. Guthrie, which was attended by a number of dealers from other towns on the Mini o doka branch, at which plenty of coal from the mines was promised, and at which the dealers were granted per mission to increase their hauling charges two bits a ton to cover the cost of drayage. Draymen on the tract charge a dollar, whereas a max imuin fee of seventy-five cents had been fixed by the coal administsation, so that the dealers were out twenty five cents a ton when they accommo dated their customers by securing the draymen. The discussion covered a wide range. Governor Gooding stated at the beginning that while he could not qualify as a coal man and did not pos sess the same detailed knowledge pos sessed by those handling that commo dity. he had on numerous occasions had an opportunity to study the ques tion in a practical way. When he was governor of Idaho a condition similar to that of last winter arose and so short did the supply of coal become that there was one instance where two people froze to death. An inves tigation showed that the fault lay at the door of the railroads, which load ed empties going east, but failed to There transport coal to this state. was coal enough in Utah ami Wyom ing to last hundreds of years hut it was not being hauled. He got after the roads and the situation was re-I lleved. When he was appointed on 'the state council of defense last spring hp 8Uapectfid that similar conditions exjste(1 and so they d id. At one time thp roa ' ()s were not sending more than one _ tPnth as muc i, coal as they should j to the pressure of other husi-1 iuul yet the coal operaU)rs were ÄÄrtS à ed at with the roads whereby forty ■> -V" "Sf rv. d iLS' to . 8tate U " tu . th .® big L^«„ h i' which demoralized the traffic. A month was lost in getting a single line into shape for hauling coal and most of the summer was gone before tne Rio Grande line was in good condition. The coal situation was, therefore, in bad condition when he became coal administrator. He went to bait Bake City and took the matter up with th e coal and food administrator there and together, they took the matter up wua the railroads. They found conai tions worse than ever. No cars could he had owing to the pressure of husi ness. They then took the matter up with Judge Lovett, who had been ap polnted to have charge of the D'âme arrangements of the nation. Bovett said that he would do what he could, but did not feel like declaring a priority for two states alone, but if they would get other states inter ested he would declare a priority for the northwest. A conference of eight -«■ (Continued on Pag« 12T I BY REVOLUTIONARY ELE WIRES SIEZED MENT-NEW PARTY WANTS IMMEDI ATE PEACE AND DIVISION OF ALL THE PROPERTY IN RUSSIAN TERRITORY DETAILS NOT KNOWN - MUSCOVITE ARMIES WITHDRAWN FROM EASTERN FRONT-WASHINGTON OFFICIALS AD MIT SITUATION IS SERIOUS BUT SAY FIGHT FOR LIBERTY AND DEMOCRACY MUST BE MADE STRONGER THAN EVER -ITALIAN SITUATION IMPROVES. WASHINGTON, Nov. 8.—Officials at the Russian embassy said at noon today that they had received information, which they de clared was not as yet "official" that the Kerensky government has been overturned and 'that the Maximalists now are in complete con trol of Russian affairs. In the absence of any official information officials at the embassy said that they could say nothing. They made it plain, however, that they considered the news most serious. Other information which reached Washington just before noon indicated that not alone did the Maximalists intend to force a sep arate peace at once, if they can do so, but that at certain points at least the soldiers who have been confronting the Germans already have quit the trenches, grad or not, is not yet known, was without any information regarding what was going on in Petro grad. It was admitted that if the reports reaching here are true that very important readjustment must immediately be made to meet the situation and to cope with it so far as the entente allies arc con cerned. Whether this (vas under orders from Petro Up to noon the state department still BONDÜN, Nov. 8.—Premier Keren sky's government has been over thrown according to a dispatch today from Petrograd. The Maximalists are declared to he in full control and it is reported that they will immediately sue for a sep arate peace with Germany. No word reached Bondon of what has happened to Premier Kerensky, One dispatch stated that several mem bers of the provisional government had been arrested. The Maximalists were enabled to overthrow the provisional government it was said as the result of several Cossack regiments going over to their side. The Cossacks had been expect ed to support Kerensky, even in an armed clash. None of today's dispatches made any mention of the women's battalion of death. Previously it had been re ported that the women soldiers had been drawn up in front of the Winter palace and that they would remain loyal to the premier, Beon Trotzky who returned to Rus sia from America following the revo lutlon and abdication of the czar, is the leading spirit In the present activ Hies of the Maximalists, The Bolshevik! are the most ex treme radicals of Russia, correspond ing in many ways to the I. W. W. of this country. They are a branch of the Maximalists that broke away from the slightly less radical groups after the revolution and began at once a determined drive tor a separate peace with Germany. They have been ex tremely susceptible to the wiles of German agents, it is understood, Among their desires is an imme diate peace without annexation or in demnities. Bater objects are division of the land among the peasants and the abolition of privately owned prop -1 erty and other wealth. They are a big factor in the council of soldiers and workmen's delegates of Petrograd, This is an official organization. They only hold forth in Petrograd and are not in evidence elsewhere in Russia, The Maximalists are in control of all of the telegraph and cable lines from Petrograd and every dispatch sent out is censored by their repre-! Isentatives. It is not known definitely whether i there were any serious clashes be- ! r-KTÄ SJSSS% S ! _... ...» . sued calling a constituent assembly SLJSrrr ' "" "" " nd pe ""'' 1 , WASHINGTON. Nov. 8.—Russia's ijj apse in( jj catec j by today . s cable a( j. v ices from Bondon. Stockholm, and | other p 0 i n t 8 , which say that the Max-J imali8ts a£ j ast ^ave dethroned Ker ensky and will sue for an immediate | parate peace w ni no t change the war a j ms or the attitude of the United g^tes toward Germany. This was emp h a tlcally made plain in official circ j e8 today. It may, probably it w£1 j mean t hat this country must do far more than it appeared three mont i ls ago it would have to do to .. make the wor id sa fe for democracy." But i£ the Q erman agents and German çold ha s ga i ne d this "victory" in any hope or expectation that they will cotnpe i a peace on Germany's terms they wiB BOOn £lnd out their mistake accor di ng to the men who today are , eadi t his country's war prépara Uons In the absence ot official reports concerning just what was transpiring I in Petrograd officials would not be quoted on possibilities. It was point ed out that conditions almost as black have confronted the allies dealing with the Russian situation in the past but that eventually matters straightened themselves out. Because of this it Is unlikely that any official declaration dealing with Russia will be made un til the exact facts are before the president and his advisers. The Russian embassy professed to be without any official word. It was stated that "unofficially" they had heard that Kerensky had been robbed of power; that the new control had de cided to bring about an immediate peace; that the general situation was most serious and that certain troops on the German front, presumably in the Riga district, had left the trenches. It was made clear that this infor mation was not official although the embassy officials claimed that they had been in direct touch with Petro grad during the night and had re ceived official dispatches. These dis patches were withheld. not the true heart ot my country and therefore I can only predict that out of this reported revolution will come Russia as she is hoped to be." MEMPHIS, TENN.. Nov. S.— "I am not able to speak from an official point of view because I have no of ficial notification relating to the revo lution," said Ambassador Boris Bakh metieff, who is in Memphis, when shown the report that the Kerensky government in Petrograd had been overthrown, "but personally I will tell the good people of America that they can rely on Russia until the end for we are going to stick in this war to bring about democracy and peace," the ambassador said. "The real spirit ot Russia is not rep resented in Petrograd. The true Rus sian spirit does not lie in the capital, Bel the people of the United States understand this. The extremists have always lived in ePtrograd. They are oca ic« rot t HICAGO Nov. 8-S. A. Korn, first cousin of Premier Kerensky, .efused to believe that the premier lias been overthrown . I dont believe It. he declared to day. The Bolscdievikl does not count f< J r ,h n5 ^ lin f " Rus . sla ' le ma -ri rn > of the Russian people are strongly for Pr ,f™ ier Kerensky. Als. 4" sjstfSnSS sss ter. WASHINGTON no.. .. now ; Ä-ÄH 1 ; Franco-English forces, which are be i ing hurried to our front " I Th<g 8 ig n ift cant official cablegram wa8 received today from Rome. The dispatch further says there is au ' thorltatlve belief that the chances of i a K reat battle after the events of the j past twelve days are gradually chang j ng in favor of laly. - [ The Germans have lost heavily in the last two days, according to to day's advices from the front. The Italian defenders of bridge heads along the Blvenza, especially have inflicted heavy damage on the enemy, All reports indicate that the ques tiona pertaining to the co-operation of the allies have been settled sattsfac torily and in a manner that assures a great stiffening in the Italian line when General Cadorna makes a de termined stand, Just what assistance the allies are rendering has not been made public and probably will not be known, for the present at least. 1 ALL READY FOR THE V. M.C.A. DRIVE HERE committees are named to TO TAKE CARE OF THE WORK IN TWIN FALLS No Trouble Anticipated in Raising Money List of Committee Heads Is Select ed—Big Banquet and Noted Speakers at the Hotel Rogerson Tuesday Night. Next week Hie active workers in this city will go forth in the great drive in this county in order to secure $6300, the county's share of the money need ed for the Y. M. C. A., in alleviating the suffering of the men on the front. No difficulty, beyond the matter of presenting the needs to the people, is anticipated, as the character of the assistance rendered by the organiza tion is well known. Locally, the or ganization leaders are: County com mitteeman, W. R. Priebe; speakers committee, Rev. O. T, Anderson ; man ager. Hal G. Blue; publicity. Len C. Chapin. George Easly, William Eldredge, B. T. Wright, V. H. Decker, E. J. Ostrander, R. P. Bogan, C. D. Thomas. J. H. Van Tassel. Under the leadership of Pres ident John E. White the thirty-seven heads of the farm bureaus will work 1 The committee heads are in the country. State officers are: B. B. Breck enridge, chairman; W. J. Abbs, treas urer; A. B. Frechafer, secretary; Richard E. Randall, campaign man ager. District managers: Fred W. Witham. northern Idaho; Rev. Wiltsie Martin, central Idaho; E. A. Kruss man, southeastern Idaho; E. B. Mac vicar. southern Idaho; H. C. Newman. Payette valley. A banquet held at the Rogerson on Tuesday evening in the interest of the new Y'. M. C. A. drive brought togeth er nearly sixty business and profes sional men of the city and neighboring cities to hear the plans for the raising of thirty-five millions of dollars in the United States for moral, social and recreational work in our cantonments, with our army in France and to as sist in organizing and supporting Y. M. C- A. work among the different armies of our allies. The towns rep resented were Buhl, Filer, Kimberly. Hansen and Rupert. After dinner to gether and general conversation, E. B. Macvicar, district manager, called the meeting to order and introduced Sen ator Benson, of California, who spoke on "The Battle Bine in Idaho." The senator, in his own characteristic way. pictured to this representative body of men what it meant to a young fel low to volunteer or to be drafted into the service of his country, to say good bye to parents, friends and sweet hearts, and go away to a cantonment and later to take his place along with thousands of others whose voices and faces were strange. He pictured him in his homesickness, in his lonliness and his longing to see the friends and loved ones left behind. He show ed how at such a time there was a great need for the Y. M. C. A. in its benevolent work in providing recre ation, rest rooms and facilities writing—all of which helped to build up and maintain not only the character of our boys but also the morale of the for army. Senator Benson was followed by Secretary Randall, of the Y. M. C- A. work in Boise, who outlined more specifically the program of raising Idaho's share of the thirty-five mil (Continued on Page 12) Patriotism's Triumph Pleased Governor Cox (I. N. S. Beased Wire) COBUMBUS. O . Nov. 7—In a tele gram to President Wilson, Governor Cox this afternoon said: "In the local campaigns in this state which have been most spirited in 1 many years the only articulate oppo sitlon to the adopted policies of the nation came from the socialists. gives me great happiness to advise you that they are hopelessly defeated everywhere and every community has given vigorous expression to its sup port of you " It LOWEST I -BOAT TOM ANNOUNCEMENT YET (I. N. S. leased Wire) LONDON. Not- 8- Ijist week saw the establishing of a new low record for British ships snnk hv German sub marines. The admiralty aanouneed thet twelve ships, eight or more than 1600 tons, were lost. The record pre vinnslv was the week of September 30, when 13 ships were sunk TIGER TAKES SEW YORK AT CITY FIKTION HYLAN GETS MORE VOTES THAN MITCHEL AND HILL QUIT IN THE CITY Socialist Was Third in the Contest Republican Got Small Verte — Large Number of Ballots Cast— Entire Democratic Ticket Won —Mitchel a Good Loser. NEW YORK. Nov. 7—Democracy's candidate, Judge John F. Hylan today stood elected to the mayoralty of gi eater New York by the biggest plurality ever granted to any man in the city's history. With all election districts in the democratic candidate's plurality over Mayor John P. Mitchell, his nearest opponent, was 145,636. Previously the largest plurality ever given a candi date was four years ago when Mitchell carried the city by 121,209. Judge Hylan swept the entire demo cratic ticket into office with him. The ed. Hillquit. socialist, who ran on an anti war platform, was one of the big fea tures of the election. "With all election districts in Judge Hylan's plurality over Mayor John P Mitchell his nearest opponent. Is 147, 975. Pinal figures, however, will not be known until the soldier vote is democrats have complete control of the board of estimate and apportion ment. in which the actual administra tion of the city government is invest The strong race made by Morris counted. Totals Hylan, 297,282; Mitchell 149. 307; Hillquit, 142,178; Bennett. 53,678. NEW YORK. Nov. 7- Smiling and cheerful Mayor Mitchell resumed his duties at city hall today and appeared to be the least concerned person in the building bver the election re sult "I haven't made a single plan for the future," he told the newspaper re porters. "There is enough work here to keep me busy for a while." ATI-ANTA, Ga.. Nov. 7—Political workers from the metropolis (New York) who were at Camp Gordon and watched closely the voting there esti mated the vote of New York men in that cantonment was as follows; Hylan 700; Hillquit 450; Mitchell 300; Bennett 100. At Camp Wadsworth, Spartansburg. S. C-. it was figured the vote was: Hylan 5,000; Mitchell 2,000; Ben nett 300; Hillquit 200. The ballots go to New York for the actual count. Hun Alarmed Over U. S. in Conference WASHINGTON, Nov. 8—Official in terest in the United States today la centered on Paris, where on the 15th of the month the most momentous con ference in American history will com mence. Officials decline to discuss the instructions given to Colonel E M. House, confidential adviser to President Wilson, who heads tha American delegation. It is highly significant that this conference should assemble at a time when Russia has assumed a "pas sive" position in the war holding her lines until she can rehahlliate her army and restore complete order at home and while the Italian situation has developed as it has in the last fortnight. Officials very frankly de clare that one of the compelling rea sons for the Austro-German movement on the Italian front was realization by the German leaders that the Uni ted States was to participate in the Paris conference and thus completely disprove the German claims that the United States was not whole hearted ly in the war. As an instance of how deeply Ger feels the action of the United many States in these premises it is per mitted to «täte now ttiat probably never before have the German sum martnes been so active as during the days when the American commission under escort was proceeding to Its post. It is assumed that the German war office knew ot the intention of the United States to send the commis sion and it was willing to sacrifice many fighting craft to "get" the Am ericans. ' Their destruction, if pos sible was from the German viewpoint, of far greater Importance than was the removal of Bord Kitchlner who was drowned when a U-boat, acting on in formation secured from a spy, sank the Hampshire on which the British, official was en route to Russia.