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THE WEATHER Fair tonight and Thursday slowly rieinjr temperature moderate vari able •winds. i -1 II!.. J' h^,'/-x w K I Kli„ I• 1 FORUM ESTABLISHED NOV. 17,1891. New Problem in U. S. Do It is learned from an authoritative rebel source that General Carranza and General "Villa are in thorough ac cord on the subject, and that the Spanish subjects throughout the re public, as fast as other states may fall into constitutionalist hands, will be The Great Lakes package freight lines, independent of railroads, are making, according to testimony sub mitted to the Interstate commerce commission, a good profit on the in vestment, although they carry less tonnage than the lines under railroad control. It was the Intimation of wit nesses for the shippers that the rail lines were "starving" their boat lines through expensive management and the continuance of out-of-date meth ods of operation, to divert traffic to all rail lines. Julius H. Barnes, chairman of the traffic committee of the Duluth Com-v merclal club, maintained that the atti tude of the railroads tended to reduce lake tonnage. "We challenge," said Barnes, "the whole policy of the operation by the railroads of package freight lines on the Great I^akes. It has all the disad vantages of a monopoly and none of a monopoly's advantages." Son Would Serve Sentence. "Boston, April 8.—When Mrs. Anna C. Deitch was sentenced in municipal court for shoplifting, her son, a col lege student, asked to be permitted to go to jail in his mother's stead, de claring that he was better able to undergo the hardship than she. The court informed him it was impossible. Mrs. Deitch, who was sentenced to three months' imprisonment, gave bail. MEN WHO BLACKMAILED ST, PAUL'S UNDER 'I1! .ARE NOW IN STATE Will ith i i Exiled Spaniel's Washington, April 8.—Official dispatches at the state depart ment report Dena Cecilia, a towp near Tampico, and Arvel Grande have fallen into the hands of the constitutionalists. The Zapatistias are again active southwest of Mexico City. Juarez, April 8.—Six hundred men, women and "children of the Spanish colony, expelled from Torreon by "Villa, arrived here today, They huddled in passenger cars, where they cooked their own break fasts over alcohol stoves and awaited the arrival of George C. Carothers, special agent of tho department of state. "Mr. Carothers came up a day ahead of us to see what he could do- with Generad Carranza," said Joaquin Fernandea, a prominent member of the colony. "We are under the protection of tho Ameri can flag, but we decided not to leave the railroad cars until Mr. Carothers arrives, and suggests the next move." Carothers had another interview with General Carranza, but it was learned that the general's attitude against the Spainards! re mained unchanged. CARRANZA REFUSES TO INTERFERE. Wa'sWnkton. April 8.—The status of the American efforts to pre vent the expulsion of Spainards from Mexico is set forth in this statement given out by the state department "Unofficial representations made to General Caranza by the representatives of the department of state have developed that General Carranza is not disposed to interfere with the orders given by General Villa as to the deporation of Spanish subjects in terri tory occupied by the constitutionalists." It is said that the terms of the decree of expulsion have not yet been received. Most of the officials take the view that there is no alternative for the United States, except to receive and care for the exiles as the international law provides. The Spainards driven out of Chihuahua, declined all offers of assistance in El Paso and set about maintaining themselves by every means at hand. The ultimate disposition of the refugees as well as hundreds of others, who, in all probability, will cross over into the United States, will furnish a grave problem for the state department and immigration authorities. Juarez, April 8.—Despite expressions of Washington's unofficial displeasure at the expulsion of the Spanish colony from Torreon, the purpose of the rebel leaders in this regard is unshaken. Carranza's Policy Toward Foreigners a: flie Usited State: vi El 8.—X carefully worded communication from General Carranza dealing with the rebel for eign policy was made public by Dr. Henry Allen Tupper of the interna tional police forum. Dr. Tupper interviewed General Carranza at the request of Sen. Mor ris Sheppard of Texas and. the sum mary of tho general's reply was made public with Carranza's consent. The letter follows: "I have read with much interest the letter of Senator Sheppard which you were so kind as to forward to me. In regard to the matters contained there in, I beg to state the following: "I possess deep admiration for American people and hold in great personal esteem Pres. Woodrcw Wil son and William Jennings Bryan, the St. Paul, Minn., April 8.—Martin Flanagan, former police chief, and Fred Turner, former city detective, convicted a number of weeks ago of participating in the collection of thousands of dollars blackmail from women of the underworld, were taken to the state prison at Stillwater to begin serving indeterminate sentences of one to ten years. The decision to accept the sentence was made by former police Officials after legal counsel had debated several days the question of appeal to the state supreme court. treated exactly as at Torreon and Chuhuahua. George C. Carothers is known to have had an interview with General Carranza on the Spanish question. The big American In his gray business suit, rested from his recent experi ences at the battle of Torreon, and the equally big first chief of the revolution were plainly visible in the latter'e of- Contlnued on Page Ten. "secrefcSrr of America. I know they are men of the very highest mentality as well as moral and political aims and for that reason I think that their friendship towards Mexico and the sympathy evinced for the principles of the Mex ican constitutionalists are not only sincere, but entirely disinterested and are the result of the existirtg harmony between the aims of the cause which I have the honor to represent and the Ideals of American democracy. "I possess such a high opinion and esteem of political purposes and sa gacity of the American government and I am so well satisfied.as to their loyal friendship toward Mexico, that in spite of the great responsibility which is imposed upon me as the.chief Continued on Page Three. INCIETAX! ALASKA ROADS Washington, April 8.—A 4 per cent Income tax on the net incomes of rail roads in Alaska as a substitute for the present license of $100 per mile a year is proposed in a bill favorably report ed to the house by the territories com mittee. The report, which agreed with views expressed by Secretary Lane, the attorney general and the governor of Alaska, said that the present tax. "although not excessive for a strong well-established railroad, is exceed ingly burdensome on new railroads built in the sparsely settled districts of Alaska, and struggling to build up traffic in their infancy". GOVERNORS PLAN s FOR NEW SETTLERS Denver, April 8.-*—Governors of ten western states yesterday began the opening session of their annual con ference concerning matters in com mon to them all—development of un settled lands within their borders. The conference will continue through today and at its conclusion the irri gation conference, called by request of Sec. Franklin K. Lane of tho de partment of the interior, will be at tended by them and other represen tatives of western states and irriga tion projects. A. J. Jones, fitst as sistant secretary of the interior, will represent the federal government In the formal discussions -concerning Ir rigation and reclamation- projects. Yesltarday's session was opened *by Gov. Joseph M. Carye of Wyoming, president, who addressed the confer ence upon the subject of the Carey act projects. WAS PETEEMAN IN CONTEMPT? Houghton, Mich., April 8.—Former Judge Streeter and Attorneys Burritt and Legris were appointed a commit tee by Judge O'Brien to investigate speeches made by A. E. Petermann, an attorney for the Calumet & Hecla Mining Co., which he believes may have rendered Petermann liable to prosecution for contempt. The speech es were made in Citizens' Alliance meetings Dec. 7 and 10. Judge O'Brien asked thescommittee if it is decided to bring proceedings, to begin the action before another judge. 4 /aAti Kansas City, April 8.—The lowest temperature ever recorded so late in April were registered over moBt of Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and north Texas last night, and the weather bu reau predicted temperatures several degrees lower tonight. The Kansas temperatures ranged from 11 degrees above zero at Hays to 25 degrees at Topeka. The tempera ture here Is 26 degrees, which breaks the local weather bureau* record of twenty-five years' standing. The cold wave is going eastward and is expect ed to cover nearly all portions of the south and east. GENERAL VELASCO, HUERTA LEADER AT TORREON. I I BEEF TRUST NOT BREAKING LAW Washington, "April 8r—'Unless the department of lustice' agents uncover new evidence in connection with the alleged- control by the so-called Am erican beef trust of beef imported in to the United States from the Argen tine Republic, it is not probable that action will be taken under the Sher man anti-trust act against the packers to curtail their South American activities. Investigation of the contracts which American packers have for refrigerat ing space on steamships plying be tween Argentine and the- United States. It was said last night, failed to show anything unusual or In con travention of the anti-trust act. So far as the department agents dis covered the American packers exercis ed only the ordinary business caution in making these contracts for re frigerating space on steamships and have not laid themselves liable to prosecution. It was the first idea of the department that the American companies had monopolized the steam ship refrigerating space and that an anti-trust suit could be hinged upon this. Recent reports to the department of agriculture showed that about 9, 000.000 pounds of beef are imported monthly from the Argentine, a small part of which is British owned. GUILTY. PRISONER STABS PROSECUTOR San Diego, Cal., April 8.—Riotous scenes attended the closing of the imurdetr trial of Paul Aubain here, when the prisoner, after being found guilty by the jury, leaped over a rail ing and etabbed Assistant District Attorney McKee with a spoon he had snarpened on the ffoor of his cell. Spectators overpowered Aubain, while more than fifty friends of the victim, among them many women, rushed for the assailant, and it required a squad of policemen to rescue Aubain. Theatre* Change System, j.1 Seatle, April 8.—Beginning the dom ing summer, the practice of closing the theatres during the summer months will be adopted by the North western C\rpheum oircuit, cOntroIing theatres in Vancouver, B, C. Port land, Ore., and Seattle. Heretofore all Pacific vaudeville theatres FARGO ihave' remained open the year around,, v AND DAILY REPUBLICAN This is the last posed picture of James Gordon Bennett, owner of The New York Herald, who is believed to be seriously 111 in Cairo. Mr. Ben nett is now In his seventy-third year, and he has shown dangerous signs during the last three weeks of his trip on his yacht about the Mediter ranean. Reports of his illness have come, only to be denied the next day. C. fear i«V sP General Veiasco, leader of the federal army, at Torreon, where one of the fiercest battles of the Mexican rebellion has raged, is making a last stand for President Huerta. There have been many reports of the fall of the city, and with them have oome denlalB. There was- a report at one time that Veiasco defeated, had com mitted suicide. That was soon denied. Neiw York, April 8.—Pursuant rta, an agreement with the department of justice the disintegration of the West ern Union Telegraph Co. and the American Telephone & Telegraph Co. has begun. Directors of the Ameri can company, who likewise were di rectors of the "Western Union, resigned from the Western Union board today. Washington. April 8—President Wilson and his family wm upend Easter at Hot Springs, Va. Tho pres ident will leave here Thursday night and return to Washington next Mon day morning. The chief purpose of the trip Is to benefit the health of Mrs. Wilson, whi) is slowly recuperating from the effects of a fall. She slipped on a White House rug some time ago and was externally injtbred. She was able to go out of doors for the first time Monday. (JAMES GORDON BENNETT SERIOUSLY ILL .——5 4 y Citizens' Expression On Jordan s Market Suggestion Many citizens of Fargo have expressed themselves favorably on Commissioner Jordan's idea for the erection of the city market on the vacated portion of Fifth street north, just north of the Northern Pacific tracks, which will mean but a small cost until it is seen if the experi ment will be successful. The Forum solicits expressions from anyone on this proposition. H. K LiOomis: I think.'Mr. Jordan's idea strikes the nail right on the head and I heartily agree with his suggestion. I think it is the thing to begin this proposition in a small way in the matter of the initial cost and let it grow gradually. It is better to do this than incur a big ex pens- before we know if it will be successful. H. W. Gearey: "We know not whether the city market proposition is going to be successful, and until that is determined I think we should Incur as little public expense as possible in making the experiment. Mr. Jordan's idea. I think, is a H. nVTit'jheV,: I 'heartii/'- •fcncfc'firSfe Oonrmffcpionw?- Jordan's sugges tion. I think it will appeal to ail taxpayers. The idea to utilize this bit of city property and incur only a minimum expense in giving the propo sition a trial is excellent. J. J. Hellander: Now that the market proposition has been carried by a large majority, I, as one, know by experience that such a market would be a great thing for the city of Fargo. The taxes have increased In the last few years and I would like to see the taxpayers dealt with squarely in the matter of expense to them. As the city is not in a posi tion to go to a large expense at the present time, I, as one. would IIko to see the market established without any great outlay of money. CANADIAN PACIFIC STOCK TAKES BIG BREAK IN NEW YORK MARKET Now York, N. Y., April 8.—Canadian Pacific is the over shadowing feature of the stock market. The action of the Canadian railroad com mission In ordering a substantial reduction in western Canadian freight rates, caused the stock to break from 206 7-8, yesterday's cloBing price, to 199 3-4 in the first hour of business. The Canadian Pacific has been on a 10 per cent dividend basis since 1912, in which year it sold as high as 283. TELEGRAPH AW PHONE TRUST MING DP WILSONTAMILY TO 1TSPRIGS WILSON CHANGES VACATION PLANS Washington, April 8.—Plans for the •president's Easter trip have been changed. The party will go to White Sulphur Springs, W, FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, APRIL 8, 1914, REPUBLICAN ESTABLISHED SEPT. 5, 1878. 1 ir. Alfred Robin, a. famous Paris phy sician, has just been called to see him. Mr. Behnett, It id understood, suffers from bronchitis. For many years ho has lived in Paris, earning to the United States oc casionally to look after his newspaper and other business interests. Much of his time has been speht in Paris, where he publishes the Paris edition of The New York Herald. PICKLE DISH FOR PUNCH BOWL 'Albany, N. Y.,April 8.—The "dry" order issued by Secy. Josephus M. Daniels lor the navy recently is caus ing three state officials worry over what kind of a silver service shall be purchased for the battleship "New York." At the last session of the legislature a bill appropriating $10,0j0 for the purchase of a silver service for the new ship was passed and a few days later the governor signed it. "We may have to eliminate the punch bowl and substitute a pickle dish." the governor said, CAN'T FIND ME!T~ s j'f Va., insteaxl of Hot. Springs, Va. as previously an nounced. The purpose is to afford Mrs. Wilson opportunity to recuper ate from her recent illness. The Wil sons leavo Thursday night and re turn Monday. WHO BEAT SPURGEON Denver, Col., April 8.—Every effort to find and punish the men who kid naped and severely beat the Rev. Otis L. Spurgeon because of his attack upon the Catholic priesthood in a lec ture here, has failed. Tho sheriff's office announced that no adequate information had been ob tained in its investigation of the at tack Sunday night upon the clergy man. S. W. Johnson, district attorney, said that he regarded the case as one for the Denver authorities to handle but that he would begin prosecutions if given adequate Information of vio lation of the laws in Adams county. Reports from the hospital where Spurgeon is confined declared that he continued to show improvement, (70,000 Embezzlement Charged. New York, April 8.—The J. Spencer Turner Co., whoso Pacific coast agent, Alfred Auze, was arrested in Oak land, Cal.,' Monday, on a charge of embezzlement, said yesterday that proceedings have been started against the bank where the $70,000 they say Auze embezzled is deposited. The company believes the greater part of tho money will be recovered* SITE FOR HOME OFFERED. Minot Willing to Donate Land to Se cure Odd Fellows' Building. Minot, N. D.. April S.—Mfnot has of fered a free site to secure the state home for dependent members of tho lodge of Odd Fellows. The lodge Is collecting a fund for the erection of the home whioh will cost about $100,- 000 and several cities of the state are campaignIner for it. The Minot Asso ciation of Commerce, which is backing the local movement, secured a site from John Eho, London, April t.—Pandemonium broke loose in Marlborough street po lice court when "General" Mrs. Flora Drummond, militant suffragette, wa$ again brought up and Bcntenced to Pay a "Une of $10 or go to prison for two months, for creating a disturb ance in Hyde park during a unionist rally. Mrs. Drummond was so violent that three policemen had to pinion her and take away her hat pins before tho magistrate found an opportunity dur ing a pause in tho uproar to pro nounce sentence, Mrs. Drummond vehemently shouted she would never pay the tipe. She was forcibly removed to a cell, fight ing the policemen at every step. All the time Mrs. Drummond was in court she kept up a fierce struggle with the police and wardens, and shrieked a denunciation of everyone present. Even a sister militant, who was in court, was a victim of a verbal attack because she' did not storm the prisoners' enclosure and rescue the "general." Seizing a policeman's metal whistle, Mrs. Drummond Hung 1t at the magis trate's h^ad, but the magistrate dodg ed the missle. Taking advantage of this diversion, Mrs. Drummond sprang from the enclosure, and started for the magistrate's bench, but she was seiz ed before she got far and was carried back shouting, kicking and struggling. When Mrs. Drummond later became calmer, she was released, as either she or some one else had J?ald her fine. SAYS GERMANS UP SHOULD Gil CHARACTERISTICS New York, April 8.—The assimila tion of the best traits of its hetcroge neuos human elements is making the United States the foremost modern nation, said Prof. Hugo Munsterberg of Harvard university in an address to the American Society of Graduates of German Universities, now in conven tion here. Jlc expressed the belief that great progress in science, art and social culture would attend the mate rial strides already made and advised the Germans in the United States to serve this objective whole-heartedly and not strain to. preserve their na tional Individuality. "The United States is no longer en tirely a nation of English customs and culture," he said. "It is assimilating the best characteristics of all the na tionalities represented in its popula tion. While men like myself and many of us who have come to this country from our fatherland, cannot be ex pected to readily lose our native traits entirely, yet I believe that all who come to America should give up as much of their individual characteris tics as is necessary to become truly American." fill fil? pIIFi 1 1 |l I jfEf a |i if! U JU yi GRAIULATED BY WILSON Washington, April 18.—President Wilson last night telegraphed as fol lows to Rep. Oscar W. Underwood, who has just been nominated United States senator for the long term: "My sincere and hearty congratu lations. Now for a triumphant com pletion of the session's program." The president told friends he was gratified at Mr. Underwood's success at the polls. He has. refrained from expressing himself previously, In line with his plan of not interfering in primary contests except in his home state. Mr, Underwood will serve in the house until the present congress expires on March 4, 1915, and the con test for majority leader to succeed him is not expected to materialize for another year. DEATH BY THIS ISSUE 12 PAGES U. S. Agrees to Pay Colombia $25,000,000 Canal Zone. Claims 11 If Accepted by Congress of Colombia It Will End Long Wrangle D. S. GETS COALING POINTS Colombia's Demand for Free Passage of Ships Is Given Up Washington, April 8.—Twenty-flve million dollars Is the amount tho United States agrees to pay to Col ombia for tho partition of Panama' and tho acquisition of the canal zone in a treaty signed in Bogota by Amer ican minister Thompson and the Col umbian legation. There are no rights for a new inter-oceanic canal across Colombia by the Aitro river route. Coaling privileges on tho Sanandreaa and Providencia Islands off the Col ombian coast, it 1b added, are con tained in the treaty. The boundary between Colombia and Panama is to follow the line laid down In the earlier treaty which was signed, but never approved by the Colombian congress. One important demand, which the South American republic has been in sisting on, the free passage of her merchant ships through tho canal, is given up because of President Wil son's attitude in favor of the repeal of the tolls exemption clause. Tho Colombia congress will bo called iti special session to pass on the treaty. The acceptance of tho latest treaty will end ten years of negotiations and friction between the United States ami Colombia, and relieve strained diplomatic relations, whi^h have been watched with the keenest interest by all the central and South American republics. Colombia insisted all along that the United States either pay a lump sum for tho canal zone it acquired when tho little republic of 1'anama was set up over night with guarantees of in tegrity from Washington or that the whole question be submitted to The Hague for arbitration. Tho last negotiations were Just at the close of Tafts administration when Minister Dubois, under instruc tions of Secretary Knox, offered a plan of settlement, which wjus re jected by the Colombian foreign of fice because the plan omitted to rec ognize the claim of sovereignity over Panama. Just before going out of office. Taft transmitted a letter to congress con taining Secretary Knox's report of tho negotiations, saying that Columbia by this refusal "had closed the door to any further overtures by the United States." Secretary Hay had previously de clined to submit Colombia's claims to arbitration on the ground that they were political and not judiciable, and further that they might call in tho question of the right of Panama to exist as a sovereign state. DR. PRICE WAS ONLY IMPRUDENT New York, April 8.—"Guilty *f im prudent and unminlstcrial conduct" was the verdict of tho church of tho New York conference of the Metho dist Episcopal church against the Rev. Dr. Jacob E. Price, pastor of tho Washingron Heights church, defend ant on charges made by women mem bers of his congregation. Two other specifications, one iac cusing Dr. Prico of "iminr»raHty in conduct in violation of the moral law," and the other of "indulgence in sin ful tempers and words," w$fo not sustained. It was the judgment of the select committee which reported to the con ference that Dr. Price "should be and hereby is admonished" as a result of his conviction on the first specifica tion. Bishop L»uther B. Wilson, presiding at the conference, directed tho con ference to receive the findings of tho committo without any expression of approval or disapproval. The com mittee's report, accordingly, was re ceived in silence. The court did not find Dr. Price guilty of acts sufficiently flagrant to demand a change of pastorate, for in the list of changes for the ensuing year, as read by Bishop Wilson, Dr. Price retains his Washington Heights pulpit. AIRMEN ESCAPED FALL ONLY TO BE TORTURED TO DEATH Rabat, Morocco, April 8.—Captain Hervem, a French military aviator and also the lieutenant with him, were tortured and hacked to death with swords and shears by insurgent Moors, after they escaped uninjured from an aeroplane accident in the desert. The two officers made a reconnoitering flight near Zenmour and the motor was dis abled high in the air. The captain piloted the machine in a gliding flight to the earth and was endeavoring to repair the motor when a band of Moors surrounded them and after torturing them, cut them up. The Moors then destroyed the aeroplaue.