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Twin Fails Times If you can't Go Across with a gun. Come Across with sacrifices at home. Advertising is tial to business as is pow der to warring nations. as essen TOL. XIII. NO. 29. twin falls, idaiio. TUESDAY, JANUARY 1918 JUNIOR IDAHO SENATOR DIED SUNDAY P. M. - % , JAMES H. BRADY COMES T ^ END OF BUSINESS AND POLITICAL CAREER Heart Disease Cause of Passing Was Native of Pennsylvania— Law Permits Governor to Ap point His Successor Until the Next General Election. WASHINGTON, Jan. 14. James II. Brady, junior senator from Idaho died in this city Sunday evening at 6:30 «'clock, aged fifty-five years, of heart disease from which trouble he had suffered for several years. He was ill about a week, and on Saturday sank so rapidly that his death was ex pected. The body will be cremated following the funeral services and the ashes shipped to Idaho for burial. Representative Smith and other friends were at his bedside when he died. He was conscious all day Sun day but when he began to sink the last time he realized that the end was near and bade goodbye to his wife. * * * Senator Brady was born in Indiana * ounty, Pennsylvania, June, 1862. He moved to Kansas when a boy and graduated from the Olathe public school, and took a course in the Leav enworth Normal college. He taught school for three years and later was editor of a paper for two years, after which he engaged in business. He came to Idaho in 1895 and succeeded in his business ventures here from the start. From 1904 to 1908, he was chairman of the Republican state com mittee and proved himself an able po litical manager. In the latter year he was elected governor and served two years. He was elected in 1913 to fill the unexpired term of W. B. Heyburn, in the United States senate. Judge K. I. Perky was holding the position tem porarily by gubernatorial appoint ment. In 1914 he was re-elected, and was a member of many important sen atorial committees, being ranking member on the Republican side on the committee on military affairs. Senator Brady was honorary mem ber of the G. A. R., Department of Idaho; an honorary member of the Kansas Historical society; trustee of Whitman college at Walla Walla, was a delegate to the Republican National conventions of 1900, 1908 and 1916 and a member of the committee to notify W. H. Taft of his nomination in 1908. On learning of thd death of Senator Brady Governor Alexander sent the following telegram to the family: "The state of Idaho sends words of condolence in your bereavement in the loss of your life partner. Idaho feels the loss with you, in the passing of the illustrons statesman, governor, sen ator and first citizen of Idaho. "Idaho asks permission to take «•barge of his remains to bring him back to the state he so loved and hon ored by his citizenship and public ser vice, that he may lie in state at the capitol at Boise and that his people may have the privilege of taking a last farewell look upon the man who has dene so much for Idaho." The law empowers the governor of the state to appoint a successor or , t™ rari t ly H UlUi ' t succcss " r | s ; lulv Thc law savs * ' ,.™ , . y ' That whenever any yaca*y shall occur in the office of United States .^enator from the sta^e of Idaho by death, resignation or otherwise the governor shall have power and is nerehy authorized and empowered to HU such vacancy by appointment, and ihe person so appointed shall hold ,° ft l Ce un **' such time as a united States senator is regularly elected to fill such vacancy, at the next succeeding general election and qualifies by virtue of such election." Brilliant Girls in Course Tomorrow Lyceum Number At Layering Will Be Famous St. Claire Sisters Quar tette. The fourth number of the Lyceum course of this season will occur to morrow evening, January 16, at the Ijavering theatre. The entertainment is given by the St. Claire Sisters, a girls' quartette, who give a varied program, which combines orchestral, vocal and special novelty features, while a piquant charm, unusual ver satility and a sparkle and brightness all their own, have marked their pro gram through three successful years. The following la the personnel of the company and the parts taken by each: Ella St. Olaire, soprano, piano, man dolin, banjo. Mary St. Claire. 2nd soprano, read er, piano, mandolin, banjo. Velma St. Claire, 1st alto, violin, pi aao, mandolin, banjo. Lillian St. Claire, contralto, violin, mandolin, banjo. RUSS AND BUN NEWEST BREAK DECLARED FINAL — "THOUGHT THAT THEY HAVE Vj HELD LAST MEETING ON PEACE % % ~*arty Dominant in L >^tral Powers Wa„ Bolshevik! Arrest Rumanians in Petrograd — Great Offensive Will be Met Says War Staff of the United States. -o RUSSO-GEHMAN SITUATION IN A NUTSHELL THE BEVUE Tite Brest Litovsk negotia tions have Itecn interrupted in definitely and it is not known when or where they will be re sumed, if at all. The break off came over the refusal of the Germans to with draw- their troops from Poland, Uouriaud, Lithuonia and Estlio nia. I The Bolshevik! envoys have asked for "representatives of the German people" at the next ses sion, if any is held. o ■o STOCKHOLM, Jan. 15—All of the members of the Roumanian legation in Petrograd have been arrested at the instance of the Bolsheviki gov ernment, said a dispatch from Hap aranda today. For some time the Bolsheviki gov ernment and the Roumanian diplomat ic staff in Petrograd have been at loggerheads over the accusation that the Roumanian army was giving aid to the counter revolution led by the Ukrainians and Cossacks. Bitter dissensions are reported to have broken out at Petrograd between the Bolsheviki and the antl-Bolshevt ki political factions over the situa tion which lias developed in the Rus so-German peace negotiation. ROME, Jan. 15-A pessimistic re P° rt «»e possibility of an early peace was received at the Vatican to J The , nmncios in Austrla an y Germft £ y were asked hy tile , )0 pe to report on the peace outlook, it was saW and their rop , y , )ased on the a8 cendanc y of the militarists in Oer lnany sa j d there were no indications of an earl peace at this time. Ita lian reports say that the Ger maps aI , d Austrians are planning to ienew their offensive on the Italian f rQ nt on a bigger scale than evor when the weather permits. General Corsi wri ting in lho Tribuna said; "After an Austro-German offensive on some weak front like Ronmania Germany has always circulated rum ors of a big drive on the western front to mislead the allies. "In this way the Germans have prevented the allies from sending troops to the parts really threatened our weak points," AMSTERDAM, Jan. 15—The high command of the German army now dominates the government's attitude on Russo-German peace terms and the liberal press In Berlin express deep dissatisfaction over the existing situation. This information was received from Berlin today. The Berliner Tageblatt was quoted as saying: "The situation is absolutely impos sible if It means that the political government is now controlled by the military." WASHINGTON, Jan. 15—German officialdom has abandoned all discus sion of peace by negotiations, vices to diplomatic quarters from neu tral nations bordering on Germany emphasized this today. They agree that the military element Is in com plete control. They will push the fight on land, sea and air. A German military dictatorship is certain although for a time it prob ably will be concealed under a new aggressive chancellor and foreign min ister. But the next move will swing the militarists into complete power and they are certain to ride rough shod over all moderates. The American war staffs say the great drive of Teutons will fall. Ad LONDON, Jan. 16-—For the second time in two successive nights British troops successfully raided the Ger man lines in the Lens sector during the night, according to the official statement issued by the war office today at noon. German dugouts were bombed, military works were destroy ed and the British returned with pris oners and one rapid fire gun. Northeast of Armentlerres (on the Franco-Belgian frontier) the Germans employed strong forces In an attempt ed raid against the British trench sections, but were driven off. ROME, Jan. 15—An important ex tension and rectification of the Italian lines and the capture of 336 Austro German prisoners was announced hy the Italian war office today. From the north of Astoria to the head of the Cefilla valley, the Italian ■ ' - - - T à : P ti I Æ 'bMk. ■ M .V T «P pi-4 £:> Jp Jr* 1 THE LATE ARTHUR M. BOWEN (The subjoined poem, written by Mr. Bowen on his bed of wast ing illness, is as fine as it is unique. Filled with genuine heart-throbs, it has the human touch and appeal that characterize the real poetry of sentiment and affection.—Ed. TIMES.) MY SERGEANT. My kid, they say, is a sergeant Of a troop of strong fighting men ; Yes, he's only a boy in age, sir In years not yet twice ten; They tell me he looks like a man. sir. And plays his soldier part well, And draws forty-five plunks, sir, I can hardly believe it oh hell ! Yet, to think that my boy is a soldier— It makes me swell up with pride. I ean hardly believe its the tyke, sir, Who once scrambled 'long by my side ; And my, that kid was a care, sir; The laziest boy in our town ;— Never would do a blame thing, sir, Except when his dad Avas aroun'— And when his old man took sick, sir, Things fell in a pitiable plight. The boy was too weary for work, sir, And managed to keep out of sight. The kindling was cut by his mother, The lawn was trimmed by the girls— The only fit work for the boy, sir, Was dancing the latest style whirls :— The honey-bug, fox-trot and bear-hug Would send him a kickin' skyhigh; But, the ashes,—oh leave them for mother, She'll do it and not even sigh. And I'll bet two pence to a farthing When the worry of war is no more, The Sergeant will still leave for mother His clothes all over the floor. He'd quarrel with sisters and baby; He'd even spunk up to his ma: And once in awhile on the sly, sir. He'd scowl like a pirate at pa. And money, yon never could guess, sir. How crazy he acted with it,— Roses for Dolly or Susie Or some other smiling young chit ; They knew him—they drew him—they blew him, And mother she put up the stuff;— And Dad, he kicked at his boy, sir, Perhaps, little more than enough. I've kicked and kicked at his mother For making a babe out of him, For softening up the rough edges Which make us our men of vim. I've jawed and jawed at him, sir. And sometimes most in a rage ; I've told him he wasn't the man, sir. That I was at his age ; But, really not' a bad buy, sir, Just a kid like we were, I guess— Much better in conduct than I was I'm sorry to have to confess; And down in my heart I am proud, sir, In spite of the things I have sa.id; I'm sure in the work of a soldier He'll prove a real thoroughbred. • • • • So join with me in a toast, sir, With a vain and proud old dad,— A toast right from the heart, sir, A toast to my soldier lad : Here's to the babe I trundled; * Here's to the eyes of blue; Here's to the boy of questions So plenty, as he grew; Here's to the high school student, Here's to our dandy, too,— "Attention! my kid Top Sergeant,— We salute thee—soldier true!'' line was advanced, resulting in a con siderable advantage for the Italian forces. In the fighting in that zone the Austro-Germans suffered heavy The Italians also pushed forward their front from the bridgehead east of Capo Sile (On the Piave river), losses and lost 291 prisoners. rupturing 45 prisoners and some rapid fire guns, Jos Callaiux against whom charges have been made, was placed In Jail today. Callaiux is a member of the senate, but Immunity of imprlson ment was suspended by that body PARIS, Jan. 14—Former Premier WATER SYSTEM EXPLANATIONS PLEASED CROWD ENGINEER M DONNELL CON VINCED AUDIENCE AT LAYERING Only Apathy Can Beat issue Is Opinion Typhoid Possibility From Water Eliminated—Cheaper to Build Now Thau Later—Municipal Utilities Like Waterworks Pay. in spite of bad weather a good sized crowd, including a few women, gather ed in the Layering theater last night to listen to a plain, unvarnished state ment of water conditions by R. E. McDonnell, of the engineering firm of Hums & McDonnell, of Kansas City, and those interviewed after the meet ing declared that they had had all doubts removed as to the wisdom and feasibility of the plan. The evidence that a period of post-war prosperity would make a system more instead of less costly after the. great struggle than at present had a profound effect on many. The mayor and council occupied the stage with the engineer who was in troduced by Mayor F. F. Bracken, who said that the interest felt by all the members of the city administration in the waterworks was the interest of citizens. They all realized that un der ordinary circumstances it was in advisable to vote bonds at this time, and that the government advised that it should only be done where neces sary. This was deemed necessary be cause the supply was inadequate for ordinary municipal needs and for proper fire protection, and because the character of the water in the present system was bad. He said that the work would all be perma nent and would be needed in any system that might be constructed or any extension that might be made. Engineer McDonnell referred in opening his address to the growth of the pure w r ater idea, from the time when the theory prevailed that any wet water was good water. The mat ter of cost, he said, must be consid ered. With unlimited funds any city could get plenty of good water, but the problem of getting good water at a cost that would permit Its be ing secured was the cue which con fronted this, as most other cities. Ty phoid fever is a preventable disease and from sixty-five to seventy pet cent of it is due to impure water. This can be absolutely remedied by proper filtration and treatment. Mr. McDonnell quoted many figures to show the striking decrease of ty phoid fever cases and deaths after the installation of proper water sys tems. He explained that the system contemplated the use of both the ca nals and wells, the canal during the summer when the demand for water would be great. He explained the dif ficulties of the well situation, but de clared that they were assured of a reasonable supply from such sources during the time that canal water would not be available, so that there would be plenty of water at all times. The water would be filtered with a gravity flow, so that no large force would be needed. The settling tanks would precipitate from 75 to 80 per cent of all the foreign matter in the water and after filtration It would be ninety-nine and a half per cent pure. The germs that escaped filtration could easily be disposed of by the ac tion of chlorine. Care has become more necessary on account of the growth of cities, instead of one in twenty living in cities as at the time of the Revolution more than half the population is now urban. The speaker then described in de tail the proposed system, using slides to illustrate all points. He showed how instead of having a maximum ca pacity of 4,000,000 as at present, with pressure too weak to drive it to the second story of buildings during the hot season, under the new system there would be immediately a daily capacity of 6,000,000 gallons, with a pressure, uniform throughout the city of about 70 pounds. There would be a hydrant within 400 feet of every building in the city. At present from $10,000 to $15,000 is spent annually on repairs that would not have to be made under the new system and this great saving could be applied to the paying off of the Indebtedness. He pointed out that a paying municipal utility is not like a sidewalk, which brings in no revenue. It pays for It self and in some cases, both in this country and England, municipal utili ties not only have paid for themselves but later paid all local taxes as well. Under the present system much rev enue was lost last summer by reason of rebating to property owners in parts of Twin Falls where the water did not reach the second story. This condition meant greater fire risks and higher insurance premiums. The new system without addition would supply a city more than twice the size of Twin Falls. Another advantage in a good water system was to bo found In the encour agement to give to men to start fac tories. in Billings, Mont., since the (Continued on Pa£e 41 BIG SPY PLOT THOUGHT FOUND BY AUTHORITIES ARREST OF SPORRMAN LEAD TO DISCLOSURES OF GREAT MOMENT Love of Fair Sex Proved Undoing Military Death of Spy Who Donned the Uniform of American Officer to Further Treachery. Authorities Demand rested, w David M. Church U. N. S. Staff Correspondent) BALTIMORE, Md„ Jan. 15—Feder al authorities are bending orgy today to unravel the every en "master s Py plot which it is alleged has been uncovered by the arrest of Walter Sponman. at Norfolk, Va., yesterday. Sporrman, who is a German officer, was caught with a lighted match pre paring to fire the magazine of the U. S. government at Norfolk when ar | Pe was dressed in a United States captain's uniform. Two arrests have been made here and it is expected that Sporrman will be brought here for a hearing. Feder al authorities here are maintaining the strictest silence and refuse any information concerning Sporrman. Marine Asch, an enemy alien and Frederick H. C. Sporrman, brother of the "master spy," are held here. A Baltimore woman, of musical talent, is also under surveillance and her ar rest is imminent. A third arrest of an alien enemy as made here when August Weger man was taken into custody. Weger man lias been employed at a local ho tel for three weeks and his talk lias caused considerable comment, arrested he talked incoherently to detectives and spoke about "going to see the kaiser" and wanting to "see President Wilson." I use to state whether or not they sus pect Wegorman of having connections with Sporrman. Rumors are rife here today and it is reported that several other arrests will be made which will uncover the biggest German spy plot that this country has even known. Frederick Sporrman has been raigned before United States Marshal William Stock and according to re ports he has divulged to the authori ties information which will bring moat serious charges against his brother and others. When Ascii was taken into custody this morning he carried two small paper boxes, both filled with papers and clothing, which it is alleged were the property of Walter Sporrman, who is held as the alleged successor t« Captain Boy Ed as the chief of the German agents in this country. Asch pleaded Innocent when raigned before United States Marshal Stockham today. He declared that the two boxes of clothing and docu ments which he carried when arrested were given to him by Sporrman the latter part of December. Asch said that Sporrman had asked him to take care of the two boxes and that he did not even know their contents. Police today made another search of tlie apartments occupied by Sporrman, while in this city, and seized two large boxes of papers. Many of these pa pers are said to show clearly Sporr man's connections with Captain Boy Ed and also former German Ambas sador Bernstorff. Among papers which the authorities hero have in their possession is a letter which re fers to a fund of $90,000 given to Sporrman by a German agent known to be high in the imperial German government. A distinct leading toward feminine society and the gentler sex is believ ed here to have been the undoing of Walter Sporrman. He was known to have had many women friends here, all of them of beauty. When Officials here re ar ar WASHINGTON, Jan. 16—A concert ed demand that Walter Sporrman, German spy, friend of Count Bernstorff and reputed paid agent of Captain Bod Ed, face a firing squad came from army and navy circles to day. von Sporrman, officers who know all of the facts declare, was one of the chief (Continued on page four) Hun Caught Lighting Bomb at a Magazine Lieutenant On Submarine Dressed In Uniform Of American Army Caught Red Handed. NORF'OLK, Va., Jan. 14—Walter Sporrman, a German lieutenant who came to this country on the German submarine U-36, was arrested here this afternoon as he was trying to set a match to the magazine at the aviation station here. He wore the uniform of an American army captain when arrested. Letters from former German am bassador von Bernstorff and Captala Boy Ed were found in his possession. A receipt showing that he had receiv ed $90,000 for distribution among eight confederates, Including a wealthy citizen of Baltimore, was also found.