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Tomorrow--ltair. T 3t ai VOLt XL NONqý. U tOL. XL. NO. - QULA, ~Qt'ANA SU19LY MURMNI G, FEBRUARY 15, 1914. PRICE PIVGENii CARNEGIE FOUNDATION COMMIT TEE SAYS STATE CANNOT AFFORD UNIVERSITY. OUrPICA1ONN PREVAILS Investigators Advis. Withdrawal of Subsidies Prom Institutions of Pri vate Nature and Uurge That Aid Be Extended to the Public Schools, Which Need Funds Greatly. New York, Feb. 14.-The first criti cal investigation of all the educational facilities of any state in the union has just been completed by the Car negie Foundation for the Advance ment of Teaching. The state selected was Vermont, and the work was un dertaken at the request of a commit tee bf the state legislature, which de sired to examine and improve its en tire educational syytem. A summary of the foundation's re port was made public today. One of the recommendaions is the transfer to' the public schools of the money that the state inow gives to colleges. The University of Vermont, Middle bury college and Norwich university, no one of Which is owned or con trolled by the state, have recently re ceived itcrea ;il.g state aid, a total of $20,000 a year in 1909; $50,000 in 1911, and $100,000 in 1913. The report rec ommends the withdrawal of these sub sidies because Vermont cannot afford a regular state university; because it is unwise to give public money and public prestige to private corpora tions; because th'e colleges have pot used their subsidies wisely, and be cause they got along very well be fore they were given state aid and it is evident that they will be cared for through private benevolence . Neglected Agriculture. The report says that the Univer sity of Vermont neglected agriculture ahd used its appropriation for a medi cal school that can never be successful with the small amount of clinical ma terial that is available in Burlington. a Norwich university used its appropria tion for engineering in a location and with an equipment far inferior to those of the University of Vermont, Middlebury college also used its ap propriation for subjects already pro vided by the other institutions and for a department for training high school teachers, of which the state has an oversupply. The effort to gain these subsidies from the legislature, more over, according to the report, involved the institutions in an unfortunate educational and financial rivalry. The public schools, on the other hapd, need money. They provide the entire education of more than nine teniths of the children in the state. Half of the teachers, however, have had no professional training and are paid only nine dollars a week or less. The report recommends that the state spend on the common schools bwhat it now gives the colleges and as much more eas it can afford, giving the teachers better training and better salaries; providing them with more aid and guidance through better sup ervision and a mq.e helpful state ad ninistratidn. It is recommended that the dozen training classes for teachers that were established in the high schools in 1910 be multiplied, so that every new teacher in the state shall be a high school graduate with professional training. These classes graduated more than a hundred such teachers last year, and soon will be able to supply the entire 400 that the state needs annually. The two state normal schools, the abandonment of which is recommended, have proveded less than a dozen such teachers each year. Reforms RePommended. It is further recommended that the teachers, together with a new state cotnmissioner of education, several deputy, commissioners and a number of supervisors, gradually work out a new program of studies for the schools (Continued on Page Three.) MONTANA SUFFRAGISTS OUTLINE THE CAMPAIGN Butte, Feb. 14.-The state ceritral committee of the Montana Equal Suf frage association met here todaY with Miss Jeannette Rankin of Missoula, state chairman, presiding. Representa tives from varlops counties were pres ent and definite plans for a cepntral or ganization to work effectively through county organiations were laid. The state by cougti, will be divided into wards and precincts, the leader of each precipct to be a member ex-officio of the r opsty central committee. New York statd ocqtral 'committee plana to foliUr thy let4 takex by Montana, ac colEa to ad4loia received today, and wiij rE raor4 to be O prin -ll UK A 1 S /. 4 JbA L - ý a N ri e RIGHT OF COUNCIL TO LOWER RATES IS DENIED ATTORNEY GENERAL KELLY HOLDS THAT ALDERMEN EXCEEDED AUTHORITY. Helena, Feb. 14.-(Special.)-The a action of the city council of Helena in a passing an ordinance reducing water rates .25 per cent, Is null and void, be- r cause the public utilities commission has not concurred in the action. e Attorney General D. H. Kelly to day advised the commission, "that the ordinance stbmitted by you is invalid, and one which is beyond the power of a city council to pass, without the a concurrence of the commission, since c the passage and approval of chapter 52 of the session laws of the thirteenth legislative assembly." Mr. Kelly holds that the public utilities commission brings municipal ities dealing in utilites within its pow er, the same as private companies are r brought; that no changes in the schedule of rates charged can be made without 20 days' previous notice to the commission, and that no advance or reductions shall be made without the concurrence of the commission. In another opinion to the commis sion Mr. Kelly holds that contracts with hotel runners to ride on passen ger trains between certain points so liciting business, are illegal and in valid, but that such contracts with transfer agents are legal and valid. CHANGE OF VENUE GRANTED. Forsyth, Mont., Feb. 14.-John H. Burgess will be tried in Miles City on the charge of murdering Sheriff William Moses at Rosebud, Mont., in January last, the change of venue asked for being granted. Nearly 200 atffidavits were presented to the court by attorneys for the prosecution and defense as to the sentiment in Cus ter county. The attorneys agreed that it was beat not to try the case in Rose bud county and the prosecution desired the case tried in Yellowstone while the defense desired it tried in Custer. NEW POSTMISTRESS. Washington, Feb. 14.-(Special.) Alice M. Hall was today appointed postmistress at Alice, Dawson county. BEAR'S BONES FOUND MAY MEAN A TRAGEDY Al Helena, Feb. 14.-(Special.)-WVord reached Helena today of the finding h on Jackson creek, 10 miles south of Helena, in the mountains, of the b skeleton of a bear with a bullet hole through its head, nearby the skeleton Of a dog, and of faded bits of a wom -an's dress on the brush. h A prospector named Pierce was the d liscoverer, and he believed the woman o was picking berries when attacked by h the bear, which she shot through the )f head; that it then attacked her, tear W ing her clothing, then the dog came o to her assistance, which the bear killed and fell dead itself. Pierce he . lieves the woman's skeleton is in the I- Vcinity, and had intended earMohing f- or it, but was Vpevented by the re cent all of snow. FADS AND FOIBLES AT WINTER DINNER. Guests of Gridiron Club Are Entertained With "Quips and Jests and Wanton Wiles" Based on Administration Policies and On Some Political Hopes. Washington, Feb. 14.-Saint Valen tine was the patron of the Gridiron club at its mid-winter dinner tonight and in witty verse in delicate strain and in laughter-provoking caricatures sketched by famous cartoonists, were the pet vanities and foibles of the many distinguished guests disclosed for mutual edification. The range of entertainment provided was wide, and at one time or another the diners were transported to Santo Domingo and Mexico; made interested spectators of picturesque inauguration ceremonies and admitted to the secrets of the war on trusts. The favorite policies of the new administration were exhibited in such garb as to startle at times the r authors who were present in person. T A cabaret show comprised a scene t of jollity and care-free gayety, as pre- I sented by the "Band of hope," the c most optimistic crowd of hopers ever I gotten together, and introducing per- r formers of world-wide fame, including I Huerta, Uncle Joe, The Colonel, I Charles Murphy, Miss Democracy, Mrs. Grundy, Dame Chance and Suffra gette. Here the musical talent of the club found full opportunity as the various characters entered the show. Murphy's Woes. To the air of "Curse of an Aching Heart," Chief Murphy poured oft his woes as follows: "They made me think I was a Big Chief, And I believed them, too. They told me things to swell my pride And made me think them true; I played the game of politics, I hacked my man and lost, And now I am a derelict, Alone I pay the cost." The Colonel. The Colonel also appealed to the sympathies of the band by a plaintive appeal in song to the air of "Take Me Back:" "Take me back to your ranks once again, boys, Once again let me run the big show. Take me back and you never will lose me, For I am a winner, you know; I am tired of living outside the ram parts, You need ME just as I've need of you, I need you, I want you, I need you, Take me back and I'll always be true." Mrs. Grundy identified some of the "watchful waiters." There was Albert Jeremiah Beveridge "waiting for the people to appreciate true statesman ship." And John Lind, "the original watchful waiter" who never gets tired of his job, though "some other people do." Asked whether Lind was a visitor in Mexico, Huerta replied: "Visitor? He's a regular boarder." Uncle Joe-What is he doing down there? Huerta-Me; I guess. Uncle Joe--Are you nearing the end of your resources? Huerta-Not a bit of it. The print ing presses are working overtime and the output of government bonds ii good. And then he burst into song to the air of "ge Rambles:" "A year 've been prealdent down In 16·oo, But now an inti~tion comes that I1 will have to i. A kind friend on the north has stimu- I lated this deman4, Until I'm forced to think at last I1t will soon be canned. "Oh, then I will ramble, ramble, I'll ramble all arotfid, Till Safety I've found. Oh, then I will ramble, ramble, I'll ramble, but not on my native I ground." The Anti-Trust Plans. In thrilling melodrama was told the story of the anti-trupt plans of the ad ministration, concluQlng with an im pressive tableaux of the formal signa ture of the Constitution of Peace, put ting to the test of merriment the poli cies and prospects "of the dominantf' party. "Trusting the Trusts" was the name of this melodrama and the pur pose was disclosed in eloquent pro logue: "IHere then tonight we'll strive to make most clear, That busting trusts may go with kindly feeling. That sentiment and all that gives good-cheer, Are not apart from what once a seemed raw-dealing. From busting trusts we return to trust the trusts, g Thus runs the new Wilsonian dis pensation: A trust that's trusted; it no longer e O busts, Or In its heart can shelter that soen sation."' The plot opened with Father Trust and Daughter Industry in hiding. Trust is startled at the likeness of In dustry to her dead slste', "Infant In dustry," who was so beautiful that O "her face looked like 85 per cent ad e valorem." e Industry-What happened to her? Trust-The democratic acid throw e era got her. Industry-Did they get you, too? (Continued on Page Three.) MRS. J. L. LAIDLAW IS MONTANA BOOSTER e Sin Francisco, ]eb. 14.-"Mon ttana impresses one $'s a potential e empire," said Mrs, James Lees Laidlaw of New ''Ork, a suffrage it leader, who arrlyed here today d after an extended tour of the e northwest. Mrs. tiaidlaw was en thusiastic in her prape of the cities she had seen and h1r belief In the future of the cOintry she had n traversed. She e419 remembered what she is out here for. "It would be a flitt thing to have auch a state as Mogtaa stand for equality for men and women," she observed. Mrs. Laidlaw and her husband, a i ew York banker, Will start east with their first stop at Reno, 1 where she will Mgvik February 21, Nevadans vote Qs %bqual suttrage esxt fall. PASSING OF SENATOR BACON SHOCKS THE ENTIRE COUNTRY AS IT COMES UNEXPECTEDLY MONTANA GRAINS CONTINUE TO WIN Butte, Feb. 14.-A special from Dallas, Texas, says the world's sweepstakes winter wheat was won by bLe; United States sweepstakes Durum wheat won by Sumner. all of Clyde park, Montana. Compe tition was keen, oats and barley not yet judged. Montana grains are the sensation of the exposition. Mr. Nash, who won the world's sweepstakes for wheat, won first award in the world's sweepstakes for red clover; F. C. Sumner, who won the United States sweepstakes for Duruml wheat, won the world's sweepstakes for timothy. Mr. Willard of Ilardin won first awards for millet. NEW YORK SUFFERS IN A STRENUOUS BLIZZARD STORM RIVALLING THAT OF 1888 HOLDS THE WHOLE STATE IN ITS GRASP. New York. Feb. 14.-A snowstorm said to rival in severity the great storm of 1888 raged to the acnompant- p Inent of zero weather in tho tipper Hudson valley, the Mohawk valley and the northern and western parts of the state all day long, tieing ilp many of the smaller railroad atnd trolley lines, and paralyzing com-, mnunication generally. All malls were delayed. Late today the fall of snow ceased in, many districts, only to be followed by a return to the zero weather and high winds which have held the state in their grip for the last four days. Four deaths were caused in this city by the storm. and the total fatalities due to the recent cold spell and stormy conditions numbered 17 to night. While the snowfall in the metropo lis was only 10 inches and at other points in tlhe lower Itudson valley as low as 12 inches, districts in the up- p per valley reported a fall of 24 inches. At Albany the blanket was 14 inches In thickness and from points north and west of that city phenomenal falls for those sections were repotted, the snow ranging fromll 24 to 36 i1nches in depth. Reports fro inmost of those points tonight said that a further (decded drop in temperature had taken place and that at biting wind reaching a ve locity of 70 mliles aln hour in somen' places, was adding to the discomfort and suffering. The southern tier of counties were affected by the storm as well as the mlore northerly districts. G. O. P. BANQUET. Grand Rapilds. Mltch., Feb. 14 - Among the lspeakers a- tile Lincoln club annutal banlluet here tolnight w\ire Joseph G. Cannon, Senator T. EI. tulr ton of Ohio; Henry L. Wilson. ex ambassador to Mexico, and United States Senator William A. Smith of this city. All of the spleakers urged concerted action and enthusiastic calm paigning to restore the replulllican party to the poIition if occupied before the last national election. OWNERS LEVIED REGULAR TAX TO PAY FOR THE MINE GUARDS Dl)enver, eh. 14.----A taix of 1 cent per ton on all the coal minced by the l principal opelutors in Colorado since a the strike began last Heptomber has t been used to pay the expenses of guarding the mines, accolrding t the I testimony today of (. L. l :lurn before the house sub-committee i~vestl gating the labor war. Mr. 3Baum is president of the Consolididted (,atl & Coke company, operating a-mine It I northern Colorado. an-i cald that he himself had 'contributed to this de fense fund and that he understood the other operators had done the saetln. The money, he said, was sent to C. W. Babcock, vice president and treas urer of the Rocky Mountain Fuel com pany. The witness created something of a sensation when, in recounting the in junction proceedings, he introduced an affidavit signed by W. E. Wilson, a non-union miner, and which he said was presented to the court With the application for the order. This affi davit asserted that John F. Shafroth, then governor and now United States labnator, had aided and abetted in the violence by refusing to send troops Into the sone of trouble . "Do you believe this charge against Senator Shafroth?" asked a member of the committee. "Well, he did not deny it In court or through the press," responded IBtsa. Blood Clot in Heart Terminates Career of Many Years in Public Life---Expressions of Sorrow Are Adopted by Both Houses of Congress---Public Funeral Next Tuesday. \Vashiuiton. lb 0. 14.--AugusItus flu ta11411s 14a11011. P oIled Stalte sena111or front tliorgial for" Ite:lrIy 14 yea:rs1 and0 chairmani of the ole iso relations coin - elmo r t ijcll Ipa ty, Marc'h 4. 11(1:1. 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Th-: sod 141ou carer I'lIn this4111l bdy 41411 :4n4 1141 to ti~llt1' 4 icp '411o 41 h is tile 1144d 1141'4:14t' A re114410r'1 of14l141 1441ec 141'4(;1 th4114u sen (hIi tit Iran loster siald: I'r", a witness plIt Oil by the lperallor whot Isays he believes the then governor of the state aided in a hellnons crin. This seems serious to the hailllrman; I ldon't. know what anybody clse thinks I of it." Finally, Representative Austiln sug 1 gosted that the affidavit and all ref erence to Senator Shafroth ,e stlrickecn I from the records. Thls was dllone. Frank E. (CavC, alltorrey for the operators, asked the witness ifI he was willing to negotiate with the Illited Mineworkers of America. "I am heartily In favor of organized labor," replied Batm. "l.oweve.r, I will never sign (0 contract with the United Mineworkers of Amlerica, which contempilats the discharge of any of toy men behcauset tihey do not wish to join a union." The comnmittee conc'ludedlt its Denver i hearing tonight and annllounrted that it , would open at Trinidad Monday even Sing. e Deadlock in Michigan. a Hancock. Mich., Feb. 14.-Finding the congressional sub-committee in it vestigatlng the Michigan copper strike r deadlocked on the question of making a full inquiry into the Italian hall dis 'taster at Calumet on Christmas eve, 4 Chairman Taylor today sent a telegram to Representativo Foster, chairman of ht'ing the 1hopi, ofi hisn .co'lleaguees that a staint funera:l emItld hI held in keeping \ith the Iilh ilositiin Senator Bacon ihetl inl the sr\vi,'e tf the nation. Vice President Marsha:l. :tena tor Kern, Overm:nt, Swan\ltsn t and Sallshitiry hur rietd to the totspitltl and aftte r eon ferring, anitnt net'l thnt the ' funeraL t\vitiul he lhld ill the Senatelt chamber Tuesdtay. 'I'Th' set,.it' will apipoint a c'nninittee Irt 'rrangements Monday, 'lhln carits of Ilnvitlation \iwill le sent hit the lpre' itt'tt , nil'mlh'ers it' the cahi n't mutt diplotmhlati' , eps on Monday. The ,e'r\'icc..s will be ut o ihlt'tetl by Rev. ort::l C'. l'r,,tiynlan, chaplnin of the -ienate, .ssistet, hv an llpis,'opal rector to lie select'led h'y It i fnnily. House Notified. An nlnlellllnlll t i i' Senatol r l 'Iaconl ' death was matile in the houlse laitter in the afternoontll, anld r'esotllttionls of re sllpect, iresented by Repreisentattvo l;it'tle1t of (Ieorgla, were adopted. Sipetaker "lark npoinlltedt as a special olitittlee ofT the lh.use to o-operato with a se,,rll ,omittee forlll| the fu-t nOlll the iliembers of the l onrgial dole . tion an d Representatives Perris, \Willisi, ' i .Manni 'o,Painte. (airdnter, An thoinyi, yer' tant Prollty. The house then aidjill 'll ld. Senator ]teon's ldemise h enles at aL tiile when general arhltrationn treatioe with foreignt naltions are to tio taken up for dils.l,.sithn, the treaties wi'th roat Britlin and litittin hengll of principal coItnl ' rI to the :tdlminitslra.tion. Only a ft'w :lie iagt Senator incon and his coll'et I t lon the ltmmittee tonferred wit h Ih i presdllnt, antd it was agreed th lt l thew,. treaties shoult he pressed lit the' senate t',oi te nfirnnation. iJust lel'ort' wa Int lken sick, Senator Ba ["nt reported eight nf thesoe treaties to thie .nll tte, witI t'he remmllendation thil they ht' ratified, and the commit t' l'ter det'signatedt next Thursday as thei dnay upon which discussioin should pecoted then Ihat .'senator Bacon might he 'hle to lead the debates to follow. 'ThIl ieorigla senator had also con ferred with lit president with relation to the Mext'itt putlity, the problems re inlllll tao Jiiapan lnl a gne'ral plhan for the rnhitill tltin f)ll the nation's for h;gn relations. Probable Seuccessor. Till' s!it't,' 'r Ir' t lSenator Bafcon as I'ntI1IIrmit oll" ile sfoi' lgl 'eltatlons ro l mitllte pr'biahly will Ie Senrator Wil liaiii 1. ;tone of M snu rl, at.king dem o (cral of the nlttlllli t'c, Who I fll ow i, l'fid to 1,, i;; tnut' hy illness. In hisa nl,:llmcre ;rHn.ilen .t nhiv·ly of Indiana, next in rank. i:t sei t'rving as acting chair l l the tiu itticllltee Seniority uiually pr.l+' ts in l t sucession on this lnlltt ,ie unlessh' the ranllking membero dotes not d ihire to undrtlake the task. Sh.uli HStuintr Stotne waitve his honor alit. d1 nr'ti t onc1 'ferEt'nce wouild be unblld to disInsI the chairm anship. "orl'tr tov'erntotr .itoeph E. Brown and ('lark linwell, editor of the Atlanta ;'all.:titltiohn, w\ rl mentioned hove to tld y slalm;o poIa::ihillties fo'r the tem iIIt'n'i'ss ira. i t' G overnor lliton, it Is ex pott'et l, will it a 'ttcandidate at the prl nuttltesI in Atgist for the nsenatorial lohn il.atntt Moore, counsellor of the ,t:tac deplart'lmnt and .ilhing secretary in the :l)sence of Mr. B"ryan, said to tighiti "Minati"tr Il.' Wias a it at11 otf rare abtility and Itroftlintl Iinowvledgo of Arnerlih n af'f'ilrs, hth foreign :lnd dno mlitile. ills dtalh is at great loss both i 'oiinti'ned oni Page Six.) tili. hlili., irrrl it lee on ntitnir and Iiiititl.;, Ilr1ilng the i. lteisity of the itm illediaie proiIe of Representattive ilitali llf Missourli, the abrsenlt COni It develolped tonight that ('hairman Taylor and Congressirman Casey of I'llllerl.vaniat have taken the stand Itht 1t is within the province of the colmmit tee to a.IIlti. rito tile record everything pertaining to the several illbj(elts iundr inquiry. Several days ago n. N. flilton, of :ounsel for the Western I 'Iloration of Miners, askbd for a. comnplte investigation of the ('tllrliet disaster, as having an im portant bearling on0 the deportation of c'ltlrles II. Moyer and C. H. Tanner two niights later. Mr. Taylor anlld Mr. Casey agreed that the request should be complied with, arlthouigh Represe(ntative Howell of UItath, the only republican member here at this tlime, expressed himself as oppolsed to rakilng up all the dts atgreeatbl detail, of the calamity again. No antlswer had been given to Mr, Hil ton when RI eprersentatlive Switzer of Ohio, another republican, arrived, and the proposition was submitted to him. Mr. Switzer took the same view of the subject ais Mr. Howell. An urgent message was sent, there fore, to Chairman Foster of the full committee at Denver, requesting the attendance of Mr. Hataln. The latter is a democral.