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m. If B--r THE WEAT/fEJ* SNOW WARMER. SDMMRINE of British Sub- marines Has Been Unfortunate Crew of Eleven Hen Be lieved To Have Perished Underwater By Associated Press. PORTSMOUTH, Eng., Feb. 2.—Brit ish submarine "A3" sank this morn ing after collision with 4he British gunboat Hazard, off the eastern end of the Isle of Wight A crew of 11 men, composed of volunteers from men of the fleet, and three other lieu tenants going through a course of in structions aboard the vessel, were drowned when the submarine sank. British submarines"belonging to the "A" class have been sigularly unfor tunate. "A5" had six killed and 12 injured by an explosion at Queens town, February 16, 1905. "A8" sank off Plymouth, June 8, 1005, when 14 men out of the crew of 18 lost their lives. "A4" sank during maneuvers November 16 of the same year, but the whole crew was rescued with con siderable difficulty. "Al" had seven of her crew badly injured by an ex plosion August 6, 1910. This class of boat is a single screw submarine of the modified Holland type with a length of 100 feet and a beam of 12 feet 8 inches displacement,'W0 tons drive nby gasoline motors when on the surface of the water, ad by else tricmotors when submerged. They have a surface speed of 12 knots and a submerged speed of eight knots. The motors develop 500 indicated horse power the surface ad 150 horsepow er whe submerged. The armament (Continued on page & OF WHEAT AWAITING SPRINGNAVIGATION By Associated Press. DULcTTH, Fe|b. 2.—The present prospects are that there will be sixty million bushels of grain between Du luth, Superior and Port Arthur and Fort William elevators at the open ing of navigation next spring, count ing the amount in vessel storage at the latter points. This is said to be unprecedented. Winnipeg estimates on the volume of Canadian grain of the present crop that will be sent east via the American head of the lakes for the next spring will range from ten to fifteen million bushels. It would seem, Winnipeg says, that the wheat region of western Canada Is betas developed more rapidly than are the facilities for storing and ship ping. Elevator construction in Can ada promises to be begun during the coming year. EXPUINMETHODS OF DISTRIBUTION By Associated Press. CHICAGO, Feb. 2.—Details of the methods of distribution in the dressed beef business was explained to the jury In the packers trial today by John C. Wheeler, superintendent of a branch house of the National Pack ing company. Monthly reports, he said, were made by each branch house manager showing the number of pounds of dressed beef handled, together with the margin and average selling price. From these figures a trial balance was prepared each month showing the net profits of each branch. FINAL ARGUMENTS IN STEPHENSON CASE By Associated Press. WASHINGTON, Feb. 2—The final argument on the charge of bribery and corruption to make in connection with the election of Senator Stephenson of Wisconsin wilt be made tomorrow be fore the senate committee on priv ileges and elections. Charles E. Lit tlefieid, former representative In con gress from Maine, will represent the senator. The report of the sub-committee which investigated the charges, com pleteiy exonerates Stephenson. The fall committee, however, has not unan imously adopted.this report and it is •aid three senators wiH file dissenting #.-. LEWIS C. LAYLIN, MANAGER FOR TAr. IN OHIO CAMPAIGN. By Associated Press. CLEVELAND, O., Feb,. 2»—Lewis C. Laylin, chairman of the .Republican executive committee, 1* to be in charge of the Taft campaign in Ohio. He has had considerable experience in politics and is popular in his par ty. NEW WIRELESS HAKESJECORD Messages Font Kansas City Intercepted at Honolulu By Associated Press. ''K*--, •.-•^'t- HONOLULU, Feb. 2.—Wireless mes sages interchanged between Kansas City and San Francisco have been in tercepted here, according to a report of the operator at the new wireless station. The interception of messages from inland points on the mainland establishes a new record for the Hon olulu station, due, probably, to the lo cation of the new station to a much higher altitude. While messages from the Japanese coast and various points along, the Pa cific coast have been picked up here, this is the Arts time the overland mes sages from beyond the Sierra Nevadae have been distinguished-. MERIDIAN ROAD THRU OUR NEIGHBOR STATE PIERRE, Feb. 2.—The state engi neer's department has prepared a map showing the lines on which the "Mer idian" highwey is to cross the east ern part of the state from north to south, but as well the proposed east and west roads, from line to line. The one to start at Sioux Falls and cross ing the river at Chamberlain and touching the Northwestern road at Plhilip,,where it will Join the proposed highway from Brookings west to cross the river at this city. The plan Is to continue these two highways as one from Philip to Deadwood by way of Rapid City, so as to save the expense of bridging the Cheyenne river at the two places. This stream is a hard one to handle, and bridging it is very expensive. A joint road on west from Philip would cut out this double cost, and at the same time help reduce the cost of the western construction be low what it would be in case the two lines were attempted independently across the whole state. (JJNIUCTM SUtFHSES HIUJONAIIE F10H EAST GRAND FORKS, Feb. 2.—Ed Gil more, a Great Northern passenger con ductor who never fails to say "thank you" when a passenger settles for his passage, may some day fall heir to a fortue, because he said "thank you" to a Pittsburg millionaire on a train be tween St. Paul and Grand Forks, sev eral days ago. The Pittsburg financier, who was on his way to the coast, handed his ticket to the conductor, who received it in the usual manner, accompanying his "thank you" with a smile. As Gilmore reached the last coach he was confronted by the Pittsburg man, who asked his name, write it io his notebook, and asked a few ques ttons as to how the conductor had got ten into the habit of thanking his pas sengers and establishing a new stand ard of politeness. URGES INQUIRY INTO THE HIGH COST OF LIVING Favors Inter- national Board of Inquiry Into Conditions Prices ot Commodities Have Raised In Every Part of the World By Associated Press. WASHINGTON, Feb. 2.—President Taft today in a message to Congress today urged an international inquiry into the high cost of living. The President asked authority to invite the nations of the world to a confer ence in this city or elsewhere to make plans for the investigation of thei "aiga prices that have so distressed! the people of the world." Mr. Taft also urged the appoint ment of a federal commission to make "searching inquiry into the subject of industrial relatione," "For some years past" said the President, "the high and steadily in creasing cost of living has been a matter of such grave public concern that I deem It of great public interest that an international conference be proposed at tljis time for the purpose of preparing plans, to be submitted to the "arious governments, for an inter national inquiry into the high cost of living, its extent, causes, effects, and possible remedies. "There is no doubt but that a com mission could be appointed of such unprejudiced and impartial persons, experts in investigation of economic (Continued on page 8.) DEMOCRATS WILL HAVE UVELY CONTEST OVER MONEY TRUST INQUIRY By Associated Press. WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 —Democrat ic Leader Underwood announced to day he would present to the caucus Wednesday a resolution to send the proposed investigation of the "money trust" and shipping combine and oth er interests to separate standing com mittees of the house. This would send the "money trust" inquiry to the house committee on banking and cur rency. Such a proposal is vigorously opposed by Chairman Henry of the rules committee and other democrats and has been denounced in a public statement by Bryan. A lively contest is expected. By Associated Press. EL PASO, Tex., Feb. 2.—'Mexican ^Consul Llorente at El Paso admitted today there is fighting in Chihuahua. He says part of the parrison is in rebellion and that loyal troops are at temptig to subdue the mutineers. Lorente's advice is from Acting Governor Gonzales from Chihuahua. There is fighting around Chihuahua penitentiary, according to private ad* vices received here. GOVERNOR JOHNSON ILL IN NEW YORK By Associated Press. NEW YORK, Feb. 2-4Hram W. Johnson, governor of California, who traveled across the continent to see Roosevelt, is ill nere and may not see the former president before tomor row. The governor is suffering from an affection of the throat. His indis position is not regarded as serious. CRITICIZES COMPANY'S ATTITUDE TOWARD MEN By Associated Press. WASHINGTON, Feb. 2.—John A. Fitch of Pittsburg, who made an in vestigation into the conditions sur rounding the steel workers at Pitts burg and Birmingham, was a witness today before the Stanley investigating committee. Fitch's testimony was similar to that given by Louis D. Brandies of •Boston, who criticised the United States Steel corporation's attitude to ward labor and the conditions under which the men work in its mills. .-. v.*'fi Thirty-second Tear, No. 29 BISMABCK, NORTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY FEBRUARY 2, 1912. FIVE CENTS fORJUSKA TaftSubmits Special Message Today to Federal Congress Many Suggestions Regarding Administration of Affairs Uy Associated Press. WASHINGTON, Feb, Y—President Taft today sent to congress his prom ised message on Alaska'and the pub lic domain in general. In urging the construction of a government railroad a commission form of government and otaer needed legislation for the far-away territory, President Taft de clared there was nothing in the his tory of the United States which af forded such just reason for criticism as the failure of the federal govern ment to extend the benefit of its fos tering care to Alaska. "I am not in favor of government ownership where tiie same certainty and efficiency of service can be had by private enterpirse,' said the presl (Continued,on page 8.) REPUBLICANS TO OPEN By Associated Press WASHINGTON, Feb. ,2.—The first heavy guns of the republican pre-con vention campaign wUl bs (ired^-tae night of February &, Lincoln's birth day. President Taft will speak at •New York, Attorney General Wicker sham at Milwaukee, Secretary Mac Veagh at Lansing, Mich. Senator Towasend of Michigan at' Detroit Representative McOall of Massachu setts at Minneapolis, and Representa tive Hines of Maine at Portland, Me. STATE AUDITOR TALKEDPOLITICS Devils Lake World: State Auditor D. K. Brightbill of Bismarck, was in the city a short time today on his way back to the state capitol after a short visit and business trip to Cando, his former home. When asked regarding politics at the state capitol Mr. Brlghtgill said: "Things are sure livening up, not only at Bismarck but all over the state. Roosevelt seems to have been the uniting link between the stalwarts and progressives and the leading men on both sides of the party boost for •Teddy' as the 1912 president." When asked as to his candidacy for state auditor, Mr. Brightbill in formed The World that he would not be a candidate. "I will not run again for the. office," said Mr. Brightbill, "although I have not decided what my plans for the future will be." WILL BEGIN STEEL HEARING TUESDAY By Associated Press. WASHINGTON, Feb. 2.—The sen ate finance committee today agreed to begin its hearigs on the democratic steel bill Tuesday at 10 a. m. The agreement is unanimous. Democratic senators offered no objection to the plan of the republican leaders. CAIPENTEIHANBUN6IR0N PIPE CAUSES A STIIKE Pearl Harbor, Uncle Sam's NaVal Base? In Hatoaii, Open for Ships BSH1HB By Associated Press. HONOLULU. Feb. 2.—Pearl Harbor the spot selected some years ago by ^President Taft as the future naval GOLD FOR EUROPE. NEW YORK, Feb. 2.—The en 9» gagement -of two mittfons in gold bars was made at the assay office this morning for shipment to Europe. This is the first transportation of gold for Eur 4 ope in nearly two years BOUSE PASSES PENSION BILL By Associated Press. WASHINGTON, Feb. 2.—The pen sion appropriation bill, carrying about fifty-two million dollars, was passed by the house today, 245 to 33, after several southern democrats de manded a roll call vote. A provision excluding pensioners who live out of the United States was defeated by 160 to 133. The bill abol ished seventeen pension agencies, which have been maintained in differ ent cities. FAILURE FOLLOWS NEWS OF SUICIDE By Associated Press. NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 2.—Immedi ately after the announcement on the floor of the New Orleans cotton ex change today that Charles D. Finley a member of the cotton brokerage firm of Finley and Simpson, had com mitted suicide, the news of'the firm's failure was given out. This second failure in two days among the mem bership of the local exchange, both are generally attributed to the sensa tional rise in prices of cotton futures. DRIVEN LIRE A DORSE WOMEN WANTS DIVORCE KANSAS CITY, Feb. 2.—Hearing of the divorce suit brought by May E. Choat against Lafayette Choat, who was sent to Jail on a charge of feloni ous assault, because he drove his wife about the fields hitched to a harrow, began in the Jackson county court at Independence today. Choat is con testing the suit, in which his wife al leges extreme cruelty. BUTTE, Mont., Feg. 2.—Because Mike Gorman walking delegate for the Building Trades council, imposed a fine of $100 on Andrew Brendsten, a master carpenter, and the carpen ters' union refuses to allow him to pay it, all the hundred carpenters and plumbers who were working on the new American theater have gone on a strike. Brendsten is foreman for Nelson and Pederson, contractors for the building and connected a hose and a foot of old iron pine together in order to get water for mixing con crete. It is for that he wag fined SlOfc Gorman held a plumber should [being beaten because she could not have Bandied the pipe. Bach day's keep pace with tfe horses. Cheat delay costs the contractors fJOO. was sentenced to 80 days in Jail. L_: The case of Choat, a middle-aged farmer, first came to the attention of the county when Mrs. Choat with) her two small children appeared in) the Juvenile court were. She told of being tied to a harrow because her husband was Jealous of her, and of base of the United States in the Pa cific, is ready for business. Rear Ad miral Thomas* has formally opened the harbor and immense drydock. BRYAN'S DOUBLE By Associated Press MANCHESTER, Conn., Feb. 2.— Frank A. Abby, William J. Bryan's "double," is dead at his home here. He was 58 years of age. Abby fre quently was mistaken for Bryan and on occasions enjoyed carrying out the error to his own amusement and that of friends wlho knew what was go ing on. MANY SOCIAL EVENTS ATKIDDER COUNTY SEAT Special to The Tribune. STEELE, N. D., Feb. 2.—There have been many pleasing social events in Steele during the past few weeks to enliven the winter months. The func tions are still continuing, a happy time being enjoyed by those who at tended the dancing party last even ing at the Pythian hall. Monday even ing the Knights of Pythias will give a party, to which all are looking for* ward to, and many other events are scheduled to occur in the near future. OAZZARD CASE MAY GO TO JURY TOMORROW By Associated Press. SEATTLE, Wash.. Feb. 2.—With the examination of two minor witnesses, tbe hearing of the testimony in the trial of Mrs. Linda Burfield Hazzard at Port Orchard, charged with having starved to death Claire Williamson, was concluded today. After Judge John B. Yakey delivered his charge to the jury, Special Prosecutor Frank B. Kelly of Tacoma began the argu ment for the state. The case will probably go to the jury late tomorrow. BOARD PERMITS DANCING IN HIGH SCHOOL BUILDINGa SIOUX FALLS, Feb. 2.—About a year ago, at a social session of par ents held at tbe Congregational church Principal W. I. Early of the Sioux Falls high school, took the po sition that dancing should be allowed in the high school building, subject to strict oversight, and the question was discussed more or less at that time. At the last meetng of the board of education, a resolution was unan imously passed permitting the stud ents of tbe high school to use the gymnasium of the high school for strictly high school functions and permitting dancing as one of the amusements. LiMT EDITION "'iff^!'fi\:'^^^t- NEW PRESIDENT OF Manuel Presidency of Southern Republic Election Followed Successful Revolution Against Government By Associated Press. SAN SALVADOR, Republic o'f Sal-, vad r, Feb. 2.—Gen. Manuel Bonilla assumed the presidency of Honduras yesterday. Bonilla was elected president of Honduras, November 4, 1911. H1B elec tion followed a successful revolution attended by fighting against the gov ernment of President Davila, who was deposed. Peace was brought about between the re olutionaries and gov ernment and the government forces at a conference at which Thomas Dawson represented the United States and Dr. Francisco Bertrand was made provisional president with the support of all parties, until the election took place, when Bonilla was chosen. INVOLVES MANY Grand Jury Expected te Sub mit Its Bepurt WlthiB the m"™ Names of Indicted To Be Secret tlofll Their Arrest Is Effected By Associated Press. INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 2.—Thirty or more indictments growing, out of tbe government's investigation'of the dyn amiting conspiracy have been drawn up and the possibility that they will be voted on by the federal grand Jury Tuesday is admitted at the office of the United States attorney Charles W. Miller today. After its six weens inquiry to ascertain who besides John J. McNamara, James F. McNamara, Ortie E. McManigal and other men already indicted were responsible for the hundred or more explosions which occurred from Massachusetts to Cali fornia, in the last four or five years, and which culminated in the blowing up of the Los Angeles Times building the grand Jury will report to federal judge, A. B. Anderson. Tbe indict ments, if returned, will be secret, al will be made public. Who are in volved will be kept secret until their arrest Is effected. That the grand Jury would complete its examination of witnesses and be •practically ready for action on its final report was an nounced by Miller when he adjourned the jury until Tuesday. Between now and Tuesday his clerk and assistant attorney will be engaged in drawing up papers as directed by the jury. TWO CARS DERAILED EAST OF HEN0KEN Special to The Tribune. MENOKEN, N. D.. Feb. 2.—Extra freight number 1514, eastbound, which left Bismarck at 5:50 o'clock this morning, was tied up two miles east of here when two cars left the track. One car was thrown on its side, and the other was derailed, but remained upright. The wrecker was immediately summoned, and the cars picked up. Traffic was delayed only short time. No damage was done, and there was no apparent cause of the accident. NIK WILL LAUNCH HIS PRESIDENTIAL CAHPANN By Associated Press. JOPL1N, Mo., Feb. 2.—Joseph W. Folk, former governor of Missouri, will launch his campaign for the dem ocratic nomination for president here tonight. He will speak before the Folk mass meeting and depart at once on a speaking tour through the coun try districts of Missouri.