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If it's too good to throw away and not good enough to sell, trade it through a Times Classified ad. Phone or mall your wants to the TIMES. It is THE advertising medium of Twin Falls County. TWIN PALLS. IDAHO. TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 1918. VOL. XIII. NO. 33. MORE INTEREST SHOWN IN THE BOND ELECTION, PEOPLE SIT UP AND TAKE NOTICE AT ELEVENTH HOUR Friends Answering All Objections System Will Pay Out If Bonds Carry—Terrific Danger From J & Fire Through Bad Water Mains Is Strongly Urged. The bond election is lîéld tomorrow at the two ward election places, one in the basement of the Hotel Ferrlne and the other In the basement of the Johnson Auto Sales company, and a final effort is being made to arouse interest among the majority of the voters, who are for the issue. Cir culars calling attention to the elec tion have been sent out and friends of the measure are busy refuting the few arguments that have been put up against them. A new objection raised is that the old waterworks system should not only pay for itself but should build a new one. Notwithstanding the al most defunct condition *of the old sys tem it pays very nicely, but the cost of maintenance is so great that it eats up most of the profits, is the reply made by friends of the bonds. But the old system will not last. If it should, and the city should never grow any more In the course of time, a new system could be built. Should the bonds be voted, It is made clear, the saving on maintenance would pay the interest and perhaps more and a clear profit of $20,000 a year or more could go into a sinking fund to pay for the whole system. The" present system is inadequate, it means more fire losses, higher insurance, poor gardens and unsatisfactory service and extra cost. With an hour and a half after the fire in the First National Bank building an obstruction in stopped the whole supply. «occurred when the fire was damage would have been Incalculable. Isjss than two weeks ago there was another similar occurance. the line Had it on, the That there will be a large vote out tomorrow and that the bonds carry by a safe majority Is the pre diction today heard on every hand. will Oik Folk Songs \ in Free Concert Things That Touch the Heartstrings Will be Given . Thursday Night— The magnificent choir at the Meth odist church, which has so thrilled »Me audiences of this city with patri otic selections will give a free con <«ert of old folk songs at the Method ist church Thursday night and invite the entire population of Twin Falls tu he present. A number of distinguish ed soloists will be in evidence. The Bainbridge orchestra re-inforcing the fine M B orchestra, will furnish the Noted Soloists Take Part. instrumental music. The following is a list of the pieces that will be given: G«ne Vleve .Mr. Evans Orchestra selection. The Old Folks at Home; Sailing; Love's old Sweet Song; Darling Nellie Gray.Choir and Orchestra Carry Me Back to Old Virginia . ..Male Chorus Mr. Wilton Feck I» the Gloaming My Old Kentucky Home .Choir and Orchestra Silver Threads Among the Gold. .Mrs. Guy Shearer Orehcstra selection. Jingle Bells; The Quilting Party... Choir and Orchestra Massa's In de Cold Cold Ground— Mlxed Quartet Mrs. Hutler . No. 3. . Liszt Annie Laurie Love Dream. Rhapsodie Win. Coburn l*iebesfreud ; Tombouren Neil Schettler Old Oaken Bucket; Old Black Joe ... .Choir and Orchestra Kreisler Tenting on the Old Camp Ground; Far Away; Hogie. Sweet Home; Auld Lang Syne -Choir & Orchestra Daniel n. rn.sn 'nre."d P nt ri St Joseph's col W M i abum,? Iowa haTbecn an Ste. bi hon of Idaho according to pointed bishop ot j.a«tno, according lo con^crÄ'hortty^r his credential have been placed In bis hands He is ^noted schotaf Star Spangled Banner. NKW CATHOLIC BISHOP FOR IDAHO APPOINTED o ■o GOVERNMENT SUGAR MAN IS COMING ("Sugar") Jones, ex pert sugar iniiii representing the »•I-.» «».ii,.* government and Stute Historical Soe .«■»• , Hoove* _ , in the county Thursday and Friday of this week to visit th^ beet raisers and try to bring about J. VV. j i j 1 I i * 'lie un amicable understanding be tween growers and Hie company. They will speak at Filer Thurs day and at ihe rooms of the Twin Falls Commercial club Fri day evening. j j | j 1 " Moved Audience to Cheers and Tears ; _ Vast Audience Greets Noted Speaker 1 ami Applauds to the Echo His Ad dress. "Every American should have but one business now and that is to win thls war." With rare eloquence and dramatic power Rev. Samuel Cranston Benson, a Presbyterian parson, the "Billy Sun day of the Red Cross drive," held his audience spellbound last night at the high school auditorium as he re counted the story of the German atrocities perpetrated during the first ninety days of the rush through Belgium. When Rev. Benson visited the scene long afterwards, the I burned rafters told the story of the crime against civilization and this was supplemented by heart-rending stories* told by those whose husbands and fathers had been murdered. The story was not new. but like the repeti tion' of an old song, it went to the heart. He told the story of how "Kultur" and the doctrine of the divine right of kings had perverted the German people and convinced their soldiery that anything done to advance Ger many and her monarch, however atro cious, was the will of God. He de clared that his heart went out to Germans in this country, who were loyal to America and who mourned the crimes committed through a bad philosophy by their kinsmen abroad. On the other hand he expressed loathing and contempt for the Ger man who escaped from the land of the kaiser to free America and who. in stead of being loyal, was seditious and tried to undermine the cause of liberty. He suggested the wrapping of La Follette in barbed wire and shipping him to Germany, "where he would be in his element." He told the story of our patience with Germany under grave offenses and how after the Lusitania sinking she had promised to mend her ways and broke the promise and finally gave a definite pledge, which she later explicitly revoked and proclaimed her policy of murder. He said we had stood aside as neutral until then, and had not even protested against the I invasion of Belgium as a certain for mer president of the United States be lieves we should have done. (This probably refers to Colonel Roosevelt, who seven weeks after the invasion of Belgium praised our policy of neu trality in a signed article, but later, on reconsideration, came to the con clusion that it was a mistake.—Ed. TIMES.) But when Germany told us that we could only send one ship a week, loaded with articles O. K'd by Germany, to a certain designated port, provided we should paint the vessel as Germany dictated. When she pro claimed her policy of murder with this insulting exception Uncle Sam took off his coat and we will stay with the war until the end of the doc 1 trine of divine right of kings is rec ognized by all men. During much of : the recital of Belgium s woes, people , wept In many parts of the house, I His description of. his experiences with German officials when taken in ; to custody as a possible spy kept the audience breathless. Everyone seem od to feel the sensations which the speaker must have experienced when I every trivial incident seemed moment I ous, and all realized that he at least i felt that he was in terrible danger and that he probably was. The singing program by the Meth odist choir was magnificent and all entered with spirit Into the singing of America's patriotic songs, orchestra, combined with the Bain bridge orchestra furnished instru mental music and the announcement b y Choir Leader Butler that they would unite in the free concert on i Thursday night was greeted with ap ! plause. Chairman L. L. Breckenridge intro 1 duced the speaker of the evening with a timely little talk in which he re counted the work done by the min | istry in the Revolutionary war. Re ferring to the subject "Back from I Hell." he stated that he believed in The M. E. i j the existence of hell, and aptly quot ' ed the Jewish grocer, food administrator said he doubted the existence of hell, replied "Veil, if dere is no hell, vere has business gone?" who when a REBEKAH SOCIAL I The Itebekahs are going to have a box social at the Odd Fellows ball on I Thursday night at which there will be 'a fine program, which is now ready for the occasion. The money raised k« aunlipii hn the \Lt *\ C ross fund SS won^.i In aske!^ to Kg "ihe boxes and the men (he hoodie to buy ALL READY FOR them. A good crowd Is desired. New Draft Age Bill Will Mean Big Increase WASHINGTON, Jan. 29.—Adoption of the joint resolution for the regis tration of tht^men who have attained the age of 21 years since June 5. 1917, jwlll bring the total number of men in Class 1 available for Immediate draft, up to 2.000.000. General Crowder, pro vost marshal of the army made this statement to the senate military af fairs committee this afternoon in urg |ing quick action on the war depart meat's measure to improve the opera tion of the draft. FIFTY FARMERS IN CONGRESS IS LEAGUE OBJECT - NORTH DAKOTA CONGRESS MAN DELIVERS SPEECH IN THE LOWER HOUSE Government Ownership of Roads Is Asked War Has Done Much for Farmer and He Is Not in Complaining Mood, But Desires to Hold All That Is Gained. Richard Boeckel (I. N. S. Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON, Jan. 29—A political drive designed to seat not less than fifty farmer congressmen in the house of representatives at the fall election to hold the gains made by the far mers non-partisan league. The farmer, through the represen tatives, will insist upon government ownership of railroads, federal control of shipping and elimination of the middleman for all time. John M. Baer, at present sole rep resentative of the non-partisan league in congress said today: "It is astonishing how little Inter est Washington now has in the farm ing industry. When it comes to busi ness It is different. Business is or ganized. Business comes to Wash ington and gets, not only credit, but cash, for shipbuilding and munitions I have no complaint on that making. score, but I want the farmer to do the same thing. "The war has done much for the farmer," Baer went on. "While he feels that the government, after fix ing the price of his wheat, should also ■ fix the price of cotton, steel, lumber, shoes and clothing—the things he has to buy—he Is not in a mood for much complaining. The railroads have been taken over, the middleman cut out and the problem It the of ship congestion solved, steps were necessary In time of war the farmers contend they are just as in time of peace, and they necessary will fight against any effort to return to the old way of doing business." A special session of the legislature of North Dakota is now considering the appropriation of money to provide the farmer with seed. This measure when passed will form a strong plank in the platform for the congressional campaign. • "The state of North Dakota has a farmers legislature," Baer explained. "Such a legislature can see the far mers' needs, the regular old fashioned politician legislature. Business and corporation The other states have WASHINGTON. Jan. 28—"Heqtless big *that they keep before the of these legislatures all the time This are so eyes and the farmer gets no show, condition will be corrected when the farmers are organized." Another Terrific Storm in East Coal Conservation Helping But Some Points Are Suffering Badly— Shut down GeneraL Monday" found the entire east snow-1 bound today. Heavy snow, strong winds and bad drifts were causing much damage everywhere. Railway transportation throughout the east well nigh at a standstill. • Early reports from the local fuel representatives indicated that the shut down of Industry was general. Most of the reports indicated that only those -industrial and establishments specifically exempted by the fuel ministration were operating. The re suit would be a very material saving \ of fuel, the officials in charge of the situation said. The storm, however, ; was causing concern everywhere. Fri day and Saturday conditions had V. .1 . moderated and the railroads of the ÖÄd central wLt" w47ederating Several cities in the cast are suffer lug. ITALIANS BEGIN POWERFUL DRIVE AT ASIAGO TODAY 1 BERLIN DISPATCH TELLS OF IT WITHOUT CLAIMING _ , - _ - bermans ivaici London VICTORY Twice Last Night Moderate Grouj^ in Reichstag Wins Series of Successes From Pan-Germanists— Boches Beg ging to Learn the Truth. ILOM I., Jan. 29—Fifteen hundred prisoners including 62 officers have been captured by the Italians in their latest attack on Hie front between the Asiago and the Brenta river, according to an official statement issued by (he war office today. BERLIN. Jan, 29—A powerful coun ter offensive has been launched by live Italians and "violent fighting" be tween the Asiago plateau and the Brenta valley was reported by the German war office today. The Italians began their attacks af ter a heavy bombardment of the Aus tro-Gerraan positions, (The section mentioned by the Ger man war office is on the northern part of the Italian battlefield). LONDON, Jan. 29—Forty seven men, women and children were killed and 169 others were wounded in the double German air raid over London last night and early today, according to a causally list issued this after noon by Viscount French, commander in chief of the home defenses. AMSTERDAM. Jan. 29—A series of successes of no mean calibre have been won by the Socialist-Moderate group In their stubborn fight against Ban-German control of the German government's peace attitude. A dispatch from Frankfort on Main today quoted the Zeitung as saying that Chancellor von Hertllng has been forced by pressure from the non anno^ationlsts to promi e a new staÄjLient on Belgium, "pledging far reaching concessions from the for mer vague attitude adopted by the government towards the Belgian ques tion." The Weser Zeitung, tl.» organ of the powerful Gorman shipping Inter ests at Bremen was quoted in an other dispatch as saying that the So cialists In the reichstag have blocked a vote of confidence in the govern ment because of the imperialistic war aims speech made by the chancellor last week. The Deutsche Tages Zeit ;ng of Ber lin. formerly one of the chief junker organs, has apparently turned against its warlike sponsors and is urging the German people to revolt. WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN FRANCE. Jan. 29—»Despite the ef forts of the Pan-Germans to hide it, news of the real extent of America's war preparations has begun to reach the German people and is arousing fears. A number of German newspapers received at headquarters today con tain a sharp attack by Prof. Forstner of Munich, against statements by a portion of the German press that "America is only preparing for war against Japan and does not intend to send a large army to France." Forstner declared that this state ment is only a myth, invented by the Pan-Germans to deceive the German people and to enable them to spread the propaganda of the German mili tarist party. At first the German press, misled by the militarists' propaganda at a tempted to ridicule the first appear ance of Americans in the trenches, but now it is evident that there Is a spirit of uneasiness among the German peo ple. The realize they had been fooled when told that there were no Ameri can fighters in France. Recently German papers of the Pan German type, declared that there was nothing to he feared as only about three divisions of American soldiers had been sent to FrarfCe. Other Ger man papers assured their readers that the submarines would make i impos | "'hie to ranspor and supply more , 400,000 Americans and that even U lis force could not be prepared for 1 Gle trenches before Hindenhurg and the submarines had won the war. \ | erv _ , Iv BI< Sl M RAIS ' ™'L nwlv ., 1 ( ,TY <)N THE ,,K,vfc ... 1 1 Î* l )ress t ? da5 l , . 11 wlt " ad-||" a,l I W« f k workers reports still ont 1 thrift stamp drive receipts were I I hose workers who have , are requested to do so »t Stuart Taylor's office tomorrow morning. The country promises to do he*er than the city. The city com mitte© Is well pleased and says that ^ <«.e people ke!«p «nas they have he Un"> the amount required will be rals I durln * thp Alien Enemy Is Lodged in Jail Kimberly German Used Seditious rested. Alleged to Have Language s Ar Because his language was consider- j ed seditious Carl Enk, a renter, living j four miles south of Kimberly was! taken by his workmen yesterday and | brought to Kimberly where he was turned over to Marshal Dan Harring- , Harrington brought him to this I city and turned him over to Proba tion Officer V. H. Ormsby, who de livered him to Sheriff Frank M. Ken- ! jdall. While being taken here Enk ! tried to capture Harrington's gun. Enk says he has sons in the German army and is alleged to have breathed defiance and denunciation against the United States. ton. LUXURIOUS AND GREEDY TO BE MADE TO SKIMP ; I I FOOD CONTROLLER HOOVER SAYS POOR MUST BE RE LIEVED OF BURDEN New Basis of Conserva tion Need Control of Distribution Urged in Letter Written to Congressman Sydney Anderson Who Has Bill in House. WASHINGTON, Jan. 29—The bur den of food saving must he placed on the "luxurious and greedy" and not upon the poor. This must be the basis of absolutely necessary new conservation and food saving legislation. Herbert C. Hoover today announced this as his position in a letter writ ten to Representative Sidney Ander son, of Minnesota, who had proposed new food legislation. The Anderson proposal of legislation, Mr. Hoover says, does not go far enough. The legislation that is to come through the extension of the Lever act, Mr. Hoover said, must Include; Control of distribution in order that all classes and localities shall fare alike and that unnecessary consump tion shall be prevented. Control of use of foodstuffs In food manufactures with a view to limiting (he less essential manufactures. Control of commodities critically necessary for the production and preservation of foodstuffs In order to prevent great losses of military sac rifices. Funeral of Last of Pioneer Family Twin Falls Mourns Death of Mrs. J. W. Craven, Only Daughter of The McCollum Family. The funeral of Mrs. Elva M. Craven, McCollum, wife of J. Walter nee Craven, who died Friday night, after an Illness of two weeks, was held from the residence Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock and was conducted by Rev. C. L. Bent. Mrs. Craven was an only daughter of Mr, and Mrs. Robert M. McCollum and with her parents was identified with the building of the city of Twin Falls, to which they came thirteen years ago when she was but nineteen years of age. She was born in Breck enridge, Colorado. Her mother died about three years and and her fathen just six weeks before her death. Th" passing of an entire family, so In timately associated with the entire his tory of the community has cast a spell of sadness over thq people of Twin Falls. She leaves a husband and two chil dren, Alice, aged seven years, and Bobbie, aged five years. Mooney to Get New SACRAMENTO, Jan. 28-That Thos. j Mooney. the storm center in the bat tle over the preparedness day pa rade bo mb cases waged by labor or ganizations will be granted a new trial was indicated today in the state ment of Governor William D. Steph ens that he "will act upon the recom Trial Is Report \ Governor William D. Stephans Says He., Will Art On Recommendation Of Committee. mendation of President Wilson's medi ation commission after the supreme court has made its ruling on Monday's appeal." The mediation commission recommended that the governor in tercede if the supreme court refuses to grant a new trial. Mooney is under sentence of death. While the governor d«d not state his action would be in favor of Mooney, It is generally believed his statement that he w.llactupon therecom mendation can mean nothing else. WILSON TO REPLY TO CZERNIN IS LATEST RUMOR PRESIDENT AVOIDS MAKING COMMENT AS TO INTEN TIONS Conditions for Speech Believed Ripe Representatives of Entente Coun tries Gather—German Troope on East Lines Seditious and Are Moved to West. John Edwin Novln, (I. N. S. Staff Correspondent) ; WASHINGTON, Jan. 29.—Official I diplomatic Washington today was u I hot bed of rumors that President WH soç was about to make reply to Aus trian suggestions that an immediate frank discussion of war aims would The White result in an early peace. House, however, was silent on the sub ject. It was generally felt, however, that conditions were making towards some additional statement from the presi dent in the near future dealing with The pan-German world democracy, rage against the report that Count Czernin had sent a copy of his ad dress to the president through a neu tral channel; growth of the Indepen dent peace sentiment in Austria; the admitted increase of what for want of a better name, is termed Bolshevik! sentiment in many countries where the doctrine of a louder voice for the worker in the government is on the Increase, and the increasingly dan gerous economic pressure all over Eu rope all presented a situation which diplomats and politicians here have chosen to term psychological. And all of the president's former utterances have been so limed that they have had a reassuring effect upon Ger many's enemies and a correspondingly demoralizing effect upon the political structure in the central empires. German troops on the eastern front become so influenced by the Rus sian revolutionary propaganda that they are being transferred to the western front, in violation of the terms of the Russian truce. This statement was made today by the general staff of the army. The truce with Russia provides that soldiers shall not be moved from the eastern front for use in the west dur ing the peace negotiations. To ac complish the violation the German troops on the Russian front are being allowed to go home on furlough. These soldiers are then transferred to re cruiting stations and sent to serve oa the western front. "The troops are taken in this way man by man for two reasons," the general staff statement says. "First because it deceives the Russians and second the eastern troops have been so influenced by the Russian revolu tionary propaganda that the German military chiefs have decided to sep arate the men and scatter then In unaffected^ western regiments." So this attitude of troops is causing some German papers to urge peace. Die Zukunft the boldest of the Ger man newspapers. Is printing a series of urgent demands that Germany make peace upon the terms laid down by President Wilson and Pre mier Lloyd George. This paper Joins with other German organs in warn ing the government against utter dis regard of the peace appeal of Count Czernin, the Austrian foreign minis ter. to President Wilson. For the time being the industrial being the industrial unrest in Germany has been over shadowed by the political struggle for for control of the government's peace policies. PARIS, Jan. of the entente countries were gather ing here today for another session of the supreme inter-allied war council at Versailles. Italy, who has just arrived from Lon don. after conferxing with representa tives of the British government said that he Is in complete accord with the peace principles laid down by Pre mier Lloyd George in his recent war aims speech. 29.—Representatives Premier Orlando of CUTS DOWN 'AUF AND 'ALE BOISE, Jan. 29—Pending the ar rival of a sufficient stock substitutes for flour In Idaho. Oregon and Wash ington, grocers in the three states named will be permitted to sell two thirds floi(r and one third substi tutes, according to a statement Issued here last evening. * * • Twin Palls merchants had started on the " 'alt and 'alt'" principle and it is thought will continue it, though no formal action has been taken by the local association.