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THE TWICE-A-WEEK Twin Falls Times Phone or mail your wants to the TIMES It is TUB advertising medium o( Twin Kails County If It's loo good to throw away and not good enough to sell, trade it through a Times Classified ad. TWIN FALLS, IDAHO. THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 1918. VOL. XIII. NO. 52. FOCH LIES',TO ORDER ADVÀS& AT NEW POINT REPORTED PROBABLE GEN ERAL COUNTER OFFEN SIVE DISCOUNTED Experts Believe He Has Other Plans Great Attack Toward Venice An ticipated Shortly by Immense Austrian Army Now Collected on Italian Front. 4 WASHINGTON, April 4.—While the Anglo-French forces are holding the Germans In Picardy, General Foch is reported in dispatches received here ttoday to be preparing to strike, prob ably at another point of the line. All along the western front the big guns of the contending forces are reported in use. This bombardment presages another effort to break through by the Germaans. it Is believed by army officers here, but there is no appre hension as to the result. Rather the interest here is in what the allied forces will do now that they are un der the supreme direction of one man. It is believed here that inasmuch as General Foch has not instituted a sustained counter offensive along the Picardy front, he will not do so now. Army officers pointed out to day that such a counter offensive to be most effective, must in Its very nature be delivered while the oppos ing forces were completely exhausted by the violence of their own offensive and before they have had opportunity to dig in. As this was not done, it la assumed that General Foch believes that the entente should strike else where, whore the chances of gaining * ground that would be of strategic val would be better than in driving the Germns back across the shell plowed hills of Picardy. While watching the western front, army officers today were also deeply Interested In the developments in Italy. It Is believed here that the Austians will Initiate an offensive di rected against Venice within the next ton days. Already the reports show they have massed some fifty divisions of reserves at strategic points, and have brought innumerable batteries of Skoda guns with which to support any operations attempted. >!■• ' Watchman at Capital Shot This Morning Believed at First It Was Done In Ef fort to Get 1'apers but Later Negro Is Accused. WASHINGTON, April 4.—James King, night watchman at the Creel committee or. public information, was shot to death shortly before 6 o'clock this morning in the hallway of the building occupied by the committee at 10 Jackson Place, this city. The scene of the murder is almost direct ly across the street from the White House and the state, war and navy building. Because of the fact that stored in the safes of the Creel bureau is sup posed to be a mass of Information which would be very valuable to the enemy the initial theory of the police and special agents called on the case was that the killing was the work of a German spy. However, later devel opments which showed that the dead watchman had made a number of enemies among the colored help in building caused the police to change their mind and they inclined to the be lief that the killing was the result of a quarrel. Toward noon the police took Into custody a negro whose Identity was not revealed, but who, it was stated, had Informed detectives that another negro claimed he had killed King. Immediately the search for the miss ing negro employe of the committee continued. •r President Will Again Set Forth Our Ideals Notable Address In Baltimore on Loy alty Day Opening the Liberty Loan Campaign WASHINGTON, April 3.— Présidant Wilson will again set forth America's purpose to fight to victory, on Satur day at Baltimore. Plans for the president's trip were announced at the White house today. During the afternoon he will review General Kuhn's division of the nation al army from Camp Meade, evening the president will speak. It Is understood that he will take this occasion, not officially, to open the campaign for the third liberty loan, but to reiterate the war purposes of America and to clear up many ques tions of policy which have arisen dur ing the past few weeks. In the LOAN DRIVE TO CLOSE ON THE ,' OURTH OF MAY BANKS MUST CLOSE BOOKS FIVE DAYS AFTER CAM PAIGN ENDS Five Per Cent on Initial Payment Balance of Payments Twenty Per Cent May 28, Thirty-five Per Cent July 18, Forty Per Cent August 15—Banks Here Carry. WASHINGTON, April 4.—The third liberty loan campaign will close May 4 after a drive of four weeks begin ning Saturday. April 6, it was an nounced at the treasury department today. Confidential instructions have been issued to hanks to have their books closed five days after the close of the campaign. Initial deposits on bonds for the third loan will be five per cent, in stead of two per cent, as formerly, and subsequent payments will be as follows; 20 per cent on May 28; 35 per cent on July 17, and 40 per cent on August 16. T(ie installments were arranged so that none will fall due in June, because of the great drain on the finances of the nation, due to the income and excess profits taxes falling due on June 15. The date of the bonds and maturity will be announc ed in the near future. Although the installment system has been arranged, treasury officials made it clear that they expected a large percentage of subscribers would pay tor the bonds outright. It was esti mated that (tic early payments would be sufficient to retire $900,000,000 of certificates of indebtedness due April 22 and May 9. Secretary McAdoo returned this af ternoon from White Sulphur Springs, where he spent several days for the benefit of his health. He appeared to be in fine fettle for his speaking tour in behalf of the loan. He will devote tomorrow to final arrangements for the campaign and on Saturday will speak at Philadelphia, heard In Richmond Monday, after which he will tour practically the en tire country right up to the closing of the campaign. The third liberty loan bonds will be dated from May 9 and the issue will mature in ten years it was an nounced. The first coupons will he payable on September 15, 1918, for 129 days, after which the interest will he payable semi-annually on March 15 and September 15. The bonds are not convertible and are not subject to call for redemption before maturity. He will be The Twin Falls county banks have announced that they will carry pur chasers until fall at six per cent, so purchasers may either pay on gov ernment plan or be carried, or pay cash as they please. has increased his total vote by ap proximately 3,000. With many scattered precincts still missing, the latest unofficial returns show that Berger's vote is now 103, 1431, Irvine L. Lenroot, Republican, Berger Vote Chagrins Patriotic Wisconsins Lenroot Had 11,000 More Than Dav ies, and the Latter 33,000 More Than Pro-German MILWAUKEE, Wis., April 4.—Vic tor L, Refger, Socialist and anti-war candidate for United States senator, still remains a problem in Wisconsin politics, where the latest returns re ceived today show that the Socialist and pro-German element in the state 148,244 ; Joseph E. Davies, Democrat, 136,675. Loyal citizens in the state are cha grined at Berger's showing and they point out that the fair name of Wis consin is being stained in the eyes of the nation by the large vote re cording anti-war sentiment In the state. The tremendously large pro kaiser element here is jubilant over "comrade" Berger's apparent strength in the state. In the meantime the "Next of Kin," the Legion of Loyalists here, is grim ly awaiting the outcome, Wheeler P. Bloodgood following secret meeting of the members of the "Next of Kin," left yesterday for Washington for what is believed to be the first move to oust the Socialist mayor, Daniel W. Hoan, from office. Bloodgood said he would make statement after he returned. He in timated that the first step to put Hoan out would be legal, "The election of the Socialist may or here is a disgrace to Milwaukee and the state," he said, loyal American in Wisconsin resents "I am sure every it." TORNADO IN KENTUCKY LEXINGTON, Ky„ April 4.—One man was killed and several were re ported injured when a tornado struck East Bernstadt in Laurel county, with a population of 200 today. Panic reigns throughout the region and prac tically every building in the town was wiped out. w\ ~rzi w 4 : i k'a-m 7Æ. * S} giiBim ^%-r W* OR : « , i -V .s v V: H **Si I s IHIRÜ MDERtY LOAN m N'. - Y s|pri .... ■ ' ■ ■ ■ \ i -, \ mi "*i P ; s ' i i r •V/i > 4. &■ V v t Ï / >*■ ' \ jprj7 iWisvj' a>?. & ^Goodrich news bureau#^ ak«on. ch' 3._*TninV Loyalty Day Program Will Be Splendid-Workers Ready The meeting of city workers at the court house last night proved an enthusiastic affair and everybody is now ready for the big drive which begins Saturday. As stated previously all the stores will close at noon in accordance with the proclamation of Mayor F. F. Bracken and Governor Moses Alexander. The Twin Falls hand will give a concert at 1 o'clock. At 1:30 will come the service flag parade led by the G. A. R. Addresses by Judge John E. Davies, Senator M. J. Sweeley and Rev. O. T. Anderson, an invocation by Dr. A. II. Brand, patriotic, songs hy a chorus in'charge of Austin D. Thomas and patri otic selections by the band will follow, after which work soliciting voluntary subscriptions will begin. The program will have unusual merit, intrinsically, aside from the splendid purpose for which it will be carried out. I CLASSIFIC ATION ALA KM WHOLLY WITHOUT CAUSE That there is nothing 1 to the idea which went abroad that Twin Falls class No. 4 men had been placed in class No. 1, and made subject to immediate I draft was the statement this I morning by E. J. Finch, of the county exemption board, when asked regarding a report circu lated follow ing the publication of | a story in a Boise newspaper. : Mr. Finch said that the error was i duo to a misunderstanding of ! flic article. A number of men claimed exemptions on two j grounds, that of dependency and that of l>ciiig engaged in agri cultural pursuits. In some in- | stances the state board, while i sustaining the fourth classifica tion on the dependency grounds. ! had refused It on the ground of I being engaged in farm work, but ! this did not take the person out I of class No. 4, becane he was ■ there under another head. Spe- | clflcally, Mr. Finch said that no person had been taken from I class No. 4 and placed in class | No. 1. Moreover, in no ease had I any person been moved up so as 1 to make him more liable, but in some Instances, men liad been I placed in a lower class by the I district board. I I I ! •o o Filer Red Cross Sale Great Success Nearly $10,000 Raised—Big Prices for Many Articles Paid in Order to Help Out the Work of Mercy The Red Cross sale at Filer drew a large and enthusiastic crowd cf people from the town and surround ing country. The first gun was fired by H. G. Munyon, who delivered an inspiring patriotic address. The sales started off with the auctioning of on American flag, which brought $700. One imported horse sold for $1760, two Red Cross pillows sold for $700, one egg which at Buhl brought $66 was sold for $280. Newspapers do nated by the Modern Drug company sold for from $5 to $10. Buhl showed active interest. The music was fur nished by the Twin Falls band; Filer people mention specially the musical feature as being the spirit of the en tire celebration and also commend Brown brothers of this city for ma terial assistance In the conduct of the sale. Nearly $10,000 was secured for the local Red Cross from the sale. The day was closed with a Red Cross ball. The entire proceeds will go for local expenses of the Piled auxiliary. GREAT BRITAIN GETS ANOTHER LARGE LOAN WASHINGTON, April 2. — Great Britain received another loan of $200, 000,000 this afternoon, the treasury department announced. British credits by the United States have now passed the five billion dollar mark, the exact amount being $5,160,600,000. Wright Ticket Is Elected by Club Good Vote Cast Tuesday Afternoon Following Luncheon and Speeches at the Kogerson. The Wrignt ticket was considered the right ticket by the majority of those voting at the Twin Falls Com mercial club election Tuesday after noon and the opposition, the Blue ticket and its friends, though beaten, did not seem at all blue over the re sult, but promised to hustle just as hard for the organization as if they had won. Sixty-one ballots were cast. For president L. T, Wright got thirty-six while Hal G. Blue got twenty-five. For vice president M. J. Sweeley re ceived forty-six votes and C. A. Robin son fifteen. The vote tor directors on the Wright ticket was J. H. Van Tassel, thirty-eight; Leonard E. Smith, forty; V. H, Decker, forty eight; A, B. Colwell, thirty-one; A. R. Ostrander, thirty-six. The Blue ticket vote for directors stood H. S. Cowling, twenty-two; J. A. Barrett, sixteen; W. A. Ducker, fourteen; B. E. Morse, twenty-five; J. G. Bradley, twenty-six. It was voted to change the name of the organization to Great er Twin Falls club. The voting took place at the office of the retiring secretary, Stuart H. Taylor and began immediately after an enthusiastic luncheon at the Rog erson hotel cafe at which eighty-five were in attendance. Vice President Blue, in the absence of President L. D. Breckenrldge, introduced the speakers. James McMillan, who for several years was secretary of the club, told of the efforts made by him to secure the location of a dehydrat ing plant in this city. He said that as it had been started by the Commer cial club it was deemed fitting that the last, and successful drive for stock for the concern which would mean much for the community should be made through the same organization. He urged the subscription for the bal - ance of stock needed and said that the plant would be ready for opera tion in ninety days after the final sub scription. His speech was well re ceived. Chairman C. D. Thomas, of the Lib erty Loan committee, made a telling talk in favor of liberal subscriptions, the substance of which was given :n The TIMES Tuesday. He was loudly applauded. M. J. Sweeley spoke in favor of the maintenance of a commercial organ izatlon, saying that many inquiries came here regularly asking for in formation about town and country and it was necessary to maintain some organization to'represent the business of the community. He said that prac tically all towns had such organiza tion. Buhl and Filer had live clubs which were doing good work. Tue address w'as received with signs of approval from all. as was also the summing up of the situation by Vice President Blue, who wound up by ask ing the club members to vote for his opponent, L. T. Wright, for president. On the proposition to change the name, thirty-two voted for the name adopted, thirteen voted to retain the TERRIFIC ARTILLERY BATTLE FEATURE Of FIGHTING TODAY Germans Mass Immense Force Near Road Lead to Amiens, Paris and Calais-New Attack Mo mentarily Expected-Foch Confident of Vic tory-German Papers Make Elaborate Expla nations of Losses—Lull Believed to be Prelude of Another Storm. PARIS, April 4. Increasing violence marks tlie artillery dud on the Picardy battle front north of Montdidier, according to the official communique issued hy the French war office today. On the Aisne river front northwest of Rheims, in the Champagne and on the left bank of the Meuse river (Verdun front) the French entered German trenches 'capturing 30 prisoners and two rapid fire guns. The Germans tried to raid French trenches in Avocourt wood and north of St. Die, but were repulsed. (Avocourt wood is on the Verdun front and St. Die is in the Vosges mountains). (By Frank Charlton, I. N. S. Cable Editor) The battle of Picardy entered its third week today with the sit uation unchanged along the fighting front. A violent artillery duel has developed along that section of the battle zone held by the French north of Montdidier and the indica tions arc that when the Germans renew their infantry drive, the next blow will fall in that sector. The German lines at that point lie nearest to the Paris-Amiens Calais railroad which the Germans evidently hope to cut. Allied airmen report the massing of large German forces in that district which strengthens the belief that the battle storm will break out in that region. German guns have revived their activity along parts of the British front hut the fire is less violent than on the French sector. The British war office in its official report today told of heavy bombardments in the sectors of Passehendaele and the Menin-Ypres road. Both of these places are on the west Flanders front and were the scenes of British advances at earlier stages of the war. Anglo-French forces began an offensive against the Germans in Belgium last fall which swept their lines to the crest of Passchen daele ridge, ground of highly strategic value, but from that point the allies were unable to extend their lines. It might he assumed that the Germans contemplate a stroke in that district in hope of winning back the high ground. European military experts have long predicted that the Germans probably would strike at more than one point on the western front and it is logical to assume that, if the channel coast is the ultimate objective of the Teutons, that a blow would be delivered in Belgium. The British and French war offices both reported raids and the capture of prisoners, but there have been no infantry operations of any importance. The allied reserve forces have now been massed at strategic points on the line and arc ready for any German assault, no matter where it may fall. One of the big features of the whole situation is the supreme con fidenee of the French and British people. In both military and civilian circles the belief is overpowering that the Germans will fail. The German morale is said to have been badly shaken by the hold up of the German drive and by the heavy German losses. An Amsterdam dispatch said that the kaiser is apprehensive over the outlook. of as re E. A. S. Bad weather has continued along the battle front and semi-of ficial German newspapers have begun to blame the rain, fog and mud for the slackening of the drive. German newspapers have begun to make excuses to the German people for the slowing up of the German offensive on the western front. Semi-official papers in Berlin and elsewhere report that storms have compelled the Germans to stop their operations because the big guns could not be brought up through the mud. Kansas City With Small Vote Elects j All City Officers and Most of the ... Aldermen 1 - KANSAS CITY. Mo.. April 3.—James Cowgill was elected mayor of Kansas City in yesterday's election and with him the entire Democratic ticket was swept into office. Five Republican aldermen were elected in the lower house, and one Republican was re- elected as a member of the school 1 Democratic Ticket _ _ /-\rr' bwept Into Otnce | j board. The poor showing made by the Re publican party is attributed to the lack of interest, many voting for the Citizens or Laborite ticket and the fact that many Republicans failed to; vote altogether. The total vote cast will not reach 50,000. -o o HANSEN SERVICE FLAG | [ 0 - I old name, five voted for the title j Chamber of Commerce and one vot^d to call the organization the Bureau of Activities. A committee of patriotic citi zens have arranged for the un veiling of a service flag next Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Service will be held in the Meth I odist church. Rev. 0. T. Anderson, pastor of I tlie Baptist church of Twin Falls | will deliver the address. Special music has been provided for the I occasion. One of the boys In the service, j Mr. Sutmiller, is home on fur- ! 1 lough and will be present. It will i be a great meeting for touching I I up our patriotism. Hansen and vicinity are asked 1 I to be out in full force. -o tillery activity at some points on the Flanders front. Stories coming in from press head quarters reveal the falsity of the Ger- man claims of heavy captures of prisoners. The assault on Arras and Vimy ridge, touted by the German wireless as a victory although the Germans failed to take the famous ridge, is generally recognized at head- LONDON, April 4.—There has been no break In the lull on the British sec lion of the great Picardy battle line, The British war office in its an nouncement today reported only ar quarters as one of the bloodiest and most disastrous defeats ever inflict ed on the enemy by British troops. The punishment which the Teuton (Continued oh Page 6) q*. i. T i o i -Jiate 1 eaClier opeaKCr U-Iio-U Tno« P M FI1 «» n 0Cn001 1 ue8< * • _ VII Invited to Hear Educational Ad dress hy Mrs. J. K. Dickie, Presi dent State Association Mrs. J. K. Dickie, president of the State Parent Teachers' association, will speak at the auditorium of the high school Tuesday evening, April 9, at eight o'clock, on the work, pur poses and aims of the organization. The question of affiliating with the state association will be discussed. Immediately following Mrs. Diclke's address officers of the local central organization will be elected for the en suing year. Every patron of the Twin Falls schools is eligible to membership. A full attendance Is desired. SEND CANDY AND GUM NEW CASTLE. Pa., April 4.—A two pound box containing cholocate bars and chewing gum is being sent to each soldier and nurse from Lawrenc# county, now In France by the Law rence County W. C. T. U. The money to purchase this treat was secured through a tobaccoless day fund.