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ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST FRESH FROM THE DAILY TELEGRAPH WIRES. FROM FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC FIELDS Happenings National, Historical and Political and Personal Events Told In Brief Paragraphs for Busy Readers. The empress of Germany is planning for a prolonged visit to Bad Nauheim in March. She is ill. Cardinal Francis Xaxier Nagl, for mer archbishop of Vienna, is dead. He was created a cardinal in 1911. Causing $100,000 damage, suffragets Saturday destroyed many rare plants of King Edward in the palace gardens. Pensions for aged employes of the postal service have been recommend ed by the postmaster general to the president. King Alfonso took a half hour's trip at Madrid, recently, in the dirigible balloon Espana, making a circuit of the capital. Ramon Llano, a Cuban, is held at St. Louis in connection with the theft of $200,000 from the registered mail at Havanna last fall. The police of London are now look ing for 291 husbands who are accused of abandoning as many wives and 673 destitute children. Announcement of purchase by the pope of a site in Jerusalem for erec tion of a Biblical institute has been made by the vatican. An increase in the weight limit of parcels to be handled by the govern ment parcel post is being advocated by Postmaster General Hitchcock. Only reliable information regarding war in the Balkans is that fighting on the Gallipoli peninsula and the bom bardment of Adrianople continue. At Chillicothe, Mo., Tuesday, Lee Hoyt, 21 years old, admitted the mur der of his father, Edward Hoyt, a wealthy cattleman, in November, 1911. Apples sold Friday in Chicago at last half the price at which commis lion men had been holding them as a Jesult of a campaign by women of that City. At Aiken, S. C., Saturday, Frederick O. Beach, the New York millionaire, smiled as he heard the jury acquit him of the charge of murderously as saulting his wife. Confession of having lured her hus band down a dark alley to allow her a:ccomplice, James Lynn, to shoot and kill him, has been made by Mrs. Lige Gilmore, at Webb City, Mo. A daring daylight holdup at Chicago Saturday, witnessed by a score of ioassersby, netted two robbers $2000. .The victim was Morris Nieman and 'the money was to pay employes. Their aeroplane collapsing when they were 500 feet in the air, Lieuten ant Commander Walter Janetsky and his machinist, Dickmann, plunged into the sea and were drowned near Dan zig, Germany, Saturday. Report has reached Grand Forks, N. D., that the supposedly insane laborer taken to Germany by a guard, is no other than a German baron, who is heir to an income of $4000 a year and a palatial home. He is getting well. FIERCE RIOTS IN TOKIO Six People Killed and Many Are In jured. Tokio.-Six persons were killed and 65 seriously injured in the political ri oting here Monday. The situation is serious. The premier of Japan, Prince Kat aura, was stoned by a mob in the streets. His resignation has been de manded by the people. The Jijii Shimpo publishes the an nouncement that at an extraordinary meeting the cabinet decided to resign. This, however, was not confirmed, and later it was announced that the resig nation of the ministry was expected to be tendered either on Tuesday or Wednesday. HEARING ON GRAZING BILL Lever Measure Would Lease Areas to Stockmen. Washington. - The house public lands committee is expected to an nounce another public hearing on the Lever grazing bill between now and adjournment. The Lever bill proposes to give the secretary of agriculture authority to form grazing districts in the public land areas of the west, to be under federal control, subject to 10-year lease periods, with the right to fence and otherwise improve. DROP BOMBS ON TURKS Daring Aviator Files Over Dardanelles and Takes Aim at Arsenal. What is characterized as the most daring feat of the war was performed recently by Captain Maritmas, a Greek aviator, who soared over the Darda melles in a hydroplane. He aimed three bombs at the arsenal of Maides. Lots of Land Is Left. Though Uncle Sam has been giving away land ever since the passage of the original homestead act, just half a century ago, he still has about 700, 000,000 acres left. IDAHO NEWS NOTES Edgar A. Brown of Edmonton, Alber ta, committed suicide on the train neai Sandpoint Sunday. Joseph S. Harris of Wardner was the lucky applicant for the position as county deputy state game warden. The Chase National bank, New York, has been approved as reserve agent for the First National bank, Moscow. Lewiston sheepmen on the river re port their flocks in good condition, al though they still regard the situation as serious. The removal of State Bank Comrn missioner V. W. Platt as receiver of the defunct Boise State bank has been made permanent. St. Maries citizens have formed a poultry association and are planning for a poultry show to take place Feb ruary 20 to February 23, inclusive. Petitions have been presented to the board of trustees at St. Maries, signed by property owners and vot ers, asking them to take the neces sary steps toward putting this city in the second class. The Potlatch Lumber Co.'s mill at Potlatch, Idaho, which shut-down for a few days owing to a shortage of logs, due to the deep snow, has re commenced operations and will soon be running full time. A fire, the origin of which is un known, totally destroyed the mercan tile establishment of Perry Buckley at Myrtle Sunday morning. The loss is $5000 on building and stock, which is partially covered by insurance. Wholesale slaughtering of deer by coyotes, cougars and hunters is being reported from every part of the Coeur d'Alene section and it is a question whether the hunters or the wild ani mals are committing the greater dep redations. Edward Payne, former president of the defunct Boise State bank, was found guilty of having made false re ports to the state banking department by a jury here tonight. Eugene D. Payne, a son, jointly indicted with his father, was acquitted. B. F. O'Neil, the Wallace banker, an inmate of the county jail at Coeur d'Alene city during his trial for the alleged signing of a false report of the condition of his bank, received a draft Saturday for $25 from a man whom he had befriended at Latah, Wash., 20 years ago. The railroad was exonerated Satur day at Kellogg by the coroner's jury which probed into the death of William L. Sheehy, the 16-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. James Sheehy. The verdict attributed the death of the lad to his own negligence in attempting to board a moving train. The new $300 caterpillar engine of the Canyon City Lumber company at Port Hill was destroyed by fire re cently. The fire caught from the flame of a gasoline torch in the hands of some men who were trying to thaw out a gasoline engine in the same building which contained the cater pillar. The State Legislature. A new bill in the senate is proposed to prohibit minors in pool rooms, and making minors equally responsible with proprietors. The house has passed a resolution congratulating Ireland and the house of commons on the passage by the latter of the home rule bill. The house has passed the following bills: Allowing an extension of time to purchasers of state lands when im provements to the amount of one-tenth the purchase price are made each year. For the protection of school districts affected by new county division mea sures. The probability of the enactment into law of the bill proposing the crea tion of a new judicial district, to be made up of Idaho, Nez Perce and Lewis counties, is considerably in creased now that the senate commit tee of the whole has recommended the measure for passage. Sitting in committee of the whole the house has recommended the fol lowing bills for passage: Creating the county of Jefferson out of a part of Fremont county. Prohibiting the sale of gunpowder or fire arms to persons under 18 years of age. Creating a state board of geology and appropriat ing $6000 for its use. COLFAX FARMER SUICIDED Has Wife and Friends Watch as He Fires Fatal Shot. Colfax, Wash.-Declaring that he had been married twice before, and that officers were after him, Paul Ge nero, a wealthy farmer who lived near Colfax, Monday shot himself through the right temple, killing himself in stantly. The shooting occurred in the presence of his wife and Mr. and Mrs. John White, Mrs. White being a sister of Mrs. Genero. Genero had been in town for several days, and was said to have been drinking heavily, al though he seemed to be sober at the time of the shooting. OUR MOST SOCIAL AND USEFUL CITIZENS. New York.-The Twilight club an nounces that a canvass of 3000 repre sentative Americans had revealed that the following are the 12 most social and useful citizens: Jane Addams, Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas A. Edi son, Judge Ben Lindsay, Dr. Harvey W. Wiley, J. P. Morgan, Dr. Simon Flexner, Booker T. Washington, Helen Gould, Eugene V. Debs, Mrs. Russell Sage, the Rev. Anna Shaw. FOUND SOUTH POLL BUT CAPT. BOB SCOTT AND FOUF COMRADES LOSE THEIR LIVES. THEY WERE ON THEIR RETURN TRIF They Found Records Left There b) Captain Amundsen, December 17, 1911-Scott Leaves Letters Telling of Expedition. London.-News of the polar tragedy which cost the lives of Captain Rob. ert F. Scott and four of his brave com. panions (Dr. E. A. Wilson, Lieutenant H. R. Bowers, Captain L. F. G. Gates and Petty OiLlcer E. Evans) after they had succeeded by a final dash in reach. ing the south pole, only to find proofs that Roald Amundson had forestalled them, came in a brief message from Lieutenant G. R. Evans of the Royal Navy, who was second in command when the expedition started and who now signs as "commander." The message was signalled from the steamer Terra Nova, returning from the antartic regions, while passing Oamaru, New Zealand. The staggering effect of the news on the public mind is all the greater, as it was believed that modern science and recent experience had completely di vested polar exploration of its former terrors. Further Information. Further information reaching the Royal Geographical society says that the rescue party, which left Cape Ev ans late in October, reached One Ton depot and found the provisions in good order. The party proceeded along the southern route and came upon Scott's tent on November 12. Within lay the bodies of Scott, Wilson and Bowers. Story of Trip. Christ Church, New Zealand.-Cap tain Robert F. Scott's antarctic ship, the Terra Nova, on January 18, this year, arrived at Cape Evans, the base on McMurdo sound, where it was to meet the explorers on their return from the expedition in search of the south pole and bring them back if they were ready. It was learned from the shore party found at this base that Captain Scott and the four men wtih him had reached the pole, but all had perished on the return journey. Captain Scott, Dr. Edward A. Wil son, chief of the scientific staff, and Lieutenant n. R. Bowers had made their way back to within 155 miles of Cape Evans when they were caught in a blizzard and where overcome about March 29. They were then within 11 miles of One Ton depot, where they would have found shelter and supplies. Previously Petty Officer Edgar M. Evans and Captain L. E. G. Oates of the Inniskillen dragoons, who had been in charge of the ponies and dogs, had succumbed. Evans was the first to give way, dying from concussion of the brain due to a fall on February 17. Oates died from exposure on March 17. Records Recovered. The records of Captain Scott were recovered by a relief expedition. They showed that he and his party had reached the south pole on January 18, 1912, there they found the tent and records left by Captain Roald Amund sen when he quit the pole on Decem ber 11, 1911. Six other men of the Scott expedi tion who had been through a perilous experiedce were found to be safe and well. They composed Lieutenant W. L. A. Campbell's expedition, which had been sent to make geological investi gations to the east of Cape Evans. The Terra Nova had been unable to take the men off the year before on account of ice and they were left to spend another winter in the antarctic. In this party were Dr. Levig, Priestley, Abbott, Browning and Dickerson. FARMER ROBBED OF ROLL Loser Has One Man Searched, After Other Disappears, Without Result. Lincoln, Neb.-Five minutes after he had drawn $1200 from a bank John Kreiner, a farmer, was jostled by two strangers, one of whom called the farmer's attention to a curiosity in the lobby of the bank, while the other, he believes, abstracted the money, which was in an envelope in an inside pocket. Kreiner discovered his loss while one of the men was in sight. "You've got my money," he shouted. "Search me," said the stranger; "I have not a cent." Kreiner made a hasty search, with out result, and allowed the man to de part. CONSPIRACY UNCOVERED Wilson Will Probably Have Hardest Latin-American Problem of History. Washington, D. C.-Definite informa tion of a triple conspiracy to form a single republic of Honduras, Gaute mala, Salvador, Nicaragua and Colom bia which sent four battleships to Cen tral American coasts is in the hands of the state department, and it is ex pected Wilson will inherit the most difficult Latin-American problem of history. No More Land Legislation. Washington.-No new general public land legislation will be initiated by the house public lands committee during the present congress. SPORTING COLUMN Fitzsimmons praises Cowboy Wil. lard, saying he is a e.orn scrapper. George Ort, first baseman, will not play at Spokane this season as re ported. Yale defeated Harvard in their an nual dual swimming meet Saturday 48 to 5. Boise will be a member of the West ern Tri-State league and not the Union association. Football rules are almost sure to get the "rest cure" this year, according to authoritative sources. Harlem Tommy Murphy will meet Ad Wolgast in San Francisco in a 20. round fight February 22. Willie Ritchie, Ad Wolgast's suc cessor, is a fiend for ice cream. The champion must have it five times a day. Schuyler Britton was recently elect ed president of the St. Louis Nation als, and his wife was named as vice president. Repudiating his statement made after the' Palzer fight, McCarty now announces his willingness to fight Johnson in Paris for $30,000. Willie Ritchie, champion lightweight pugilist, says he was ready and eager to fight to defend his title and that he would like to meet Wolgast again. Harry Jewel, 135-pound boxer of North Yakima, will fight before the Wenatchee Athletic club February 25 with Ernie Barrieau of Vancouver. Spokane took the short end Friday night in their boxing and wrestling matches with the Vancouver (B. C.) Athletic club at the latter city, secur ing one bout in four. The annual Lincoln county high school track meet will be held this year at Davenport, on the afternoon of Saturday, May 17. Eleven high schools will enter teams. At St. Louis, Mo., Frederick Windt of East St. Louis, a member of the United States Olympic team at Stock holm, was seriously hurt Sunday when their bicycles left a new saucer-shaped track. Frank Kramer, the American cycling champion, has sailed for Europe, where he will enter many races. He has contracted to ride sixteen races at the Paris Velodrome, for which ef fort he will receive $8000. As each race will last less than two minutes, he will get very fair pay for his time. INDUSTRY AND IMPROVEMENT. Representative Humphrey of Wash ington has introduced a 'bill providing for taxation on United States foods when they are exported as well as tax ing imports. The Gwynne sawmill, located near Lostine, Ore., was bought recently by the Kroel Lumber company of Spo kane for $20,000. The plant will soon be working to capacity again. According to the latest information the present American beet crop is the largest on record; the total beet sugar production in the United States this season amounted to 625,000 tons of 2,240 pounds each. The month of January was a pros perous one for the government; a de ficit for the fiscal year was turned into a surplus of $5,414,635. At this time a year ago a deficit of $22,357, 739 faced the government. Plans are being prepared for the new Kititas High Line canal and res ervoir, which will irrigate several thousand acres of lanu near Ellens burg. The work will take at least two years and will cost about $5,000, 000. Work has been started on the bridge which is to span the Clear water river at Lewiston. Idaho. The contract price of the bridge was $45, 000, but since the government has de cided that a draw is not needed the price will be reduced $4,000. According to a report of A. W. Cooper, secretary of the Western Pine Manufacturers' association, lumber mills of the Inland Empire shipped to eastern markets during the year 1912 984,934,603 feet of lumber. The ship ment for 1911 was 652,777,364 feet. The Columbia Lumber Co. of Colum bia Falls, Mont., has let a contract to Dave Lutz to get out as much timber as is possible from a stipulated piece of ground before the snow goes in the spring. It is expected that between 1,000,000 and 2,000,000 feet will be cut. Trade between the United States and the Orient for the year 1912 was the greatest in our history. Imports from Asia and Oceania combined amounted to $280,000,000 in 1912, as against $160,000,000 in 1902, and the exports to Asia and Oceania for the last year aggregated $190,000,000, against $96,000,000 10 years ago. Farm animals on farms and ranges in the United States on January 1 were valued at $5,501,783,000, com pared with $5,008,703,000 last year, ac cording to a recent announcement of the department of agriculture. They included horses, mules, milch cows, - other cattle, sheep and swine and 6 numbered 194,140,000, compared with 200,602,000 last year. Barney O'Neil Found Guilty. a Coeur d'Alene, Idaho-Bernard F. (Barney) O'Neil, former Wallace bank t er, charged with having made false re f ports as to the condition of the Bank of Commerce of Wallace, was found guilty by a Jury in the district court here Monday. W. J. Bryan In Havana. Havana.-Willlam Jennings Bryan arrived here Saturday on a short visit. REVOLT IN MEXICO MADERO'S ARMY ROSE AGAINST HIM AND JOIN DIAZ FORCES. MANY WILD RUMORS ARE AfLOAT General Diaz Released From Prison and Immediately Takes Command of Mutineers--General Reyes Is Killed. Mexico City, Mex.-The army rose in revolt Sunday in Mexico City, took possession of the public )uildings, shot down federal adherents in the streets, released General Felix Diaz, leader of the Vera Cruz revolt, from prison and, falling into line under his banner, vir tuahy captured the Mexican capital. Francisco Madero, president of the republic, and members of his cabinet cook refuge in the national palace, where they were besieged, but, with some loyal troops at their back, suc ceeded in defending the palace from the assaults of the revolutionists. At bight Madero still held the palace, while General Diaz has virtual control of the capital. Madero's family has taken refuge in the Japanese legation. General Diaz, who is the nephew of the deposed president, Porfirio Dia, now is at the head of a majority of the capital troops, including most of the artillery, and is in possession of the ar senal in the city and the powder works nearby. Madero Relies on Blanquet. Madero is relying on the loyalty of General Blanquet, who has been sum moned from Toluca, 40 miles distant. but Blanquet has only 1000 men under his command, and the rebels are confi dent of defeating him, should he refuse to join the revolt. The day was marked by four sepa rate engagements, the most sanguin ary of which took place in front of the national palace. But the most impor tant was that which terminated in the formal surrender of the troops in the artillery barracks. Reyes Among the 200 Killed. It is believed that not less than 200 persons were killed in the fighting. Among the number was General Ber nardo Reyes, a strong adherent of Por tirio Diaz, and ex-secretary of war. The mutinous troops were led by students of the military school at Tlal. pam, a suburb. They marched to the prison to which General Felix Diaz had been transferred for safe keeping, and released him. General Bernardo Reyes also was freed from Santiago military prison, there being no resistance in either quarter. To the army of the mutineers quicr,. j, came portions of the First cavalry, Twenty-fourth cavalry and Twentieth infantry. General Manuel Mondragon, retired, was in command, but gave way tot Generals Diez and Reyes. Madero May Have Got Away. At an early hour Monday morning it was reported President Madero and his family had fled from the capital toward the eastern coast. It also is rumored that all the members of the cabinet have resigned. Confirmation of these rumors could not be obtained. Madero's decision to flee, it is said. followed the knowledge that General Blanquet, who had arrived with a small portion of his force, was unwill ing to fight General Felix Diaz. Since the arrival of Blanquet's force the bridges between the capital and Toluca have been burned. Son of General Reyes a Suicide. A tragic sequence of the death of General Bernardo Reyes in the fight ing was the suicide of his son Rodolfo. He shot himself through the head. Grief over his father's death was the cause. He was a well-known attorney. Diaz Takes Penitentiary. General Diaz took possession of Be lem city prison and penitentiary with out opposition. Police Chief Figueroa is a prisoner of Diaz as the result of a controversy over the patrolling of the streets, Diaz insisting that it should be done by his men. Figueroa was acting as a go-between for the administration. The killing of General Bernardo Reyes, always a progressive, removes one of the most bitter and uncomprom ising opponents in Mexico to the Ma dero government. For over a year he had been in prison charged with trea son in fomenting an uprising against Madero. Later Report, Tuesday. President Francisco I. Madero is back in the national palace and Senora Madero is in Chapultepec castle. The president's brief disappearance from the palace caused a rumor that he had taken to flight, but it appears that he was absent only a short time, and since then has been spending his time in conferring with General Huerta, Er nesto Madero, minister of finance, and other ministers. Madero is confident the government will triumph and his conversation is characterized by optimistic allusions delivered with a happy smile. Smaller Dollar Bills Now. Secretary MacVeagh has ordered the engraving of the plates for the new one dollar treasury notes. It will re quire 18 months to put into circula tion this new paper money, which will be only two-thirds the size of existing currency. L MONTANA BRIEFS Missoula and western Montana awoke Saturday to the coldest morn ing of the winter. With five weeks of the legislative session passed the assembly has yet to enact several measures embodied in the state democratic platform. A small amount of damage was caused to the boilers in the engine room of the flour mill at Kalispell, Mont., recently, by the bursting of steam pipes which had frozen. In the committee of the whole in the senate the Burlingame bill relating to burglary and making the punish ment as great for a crime committed in the day as one done in the night, was recommended for passage. True to his prediction that he would die February 8, made three weeks ago, John J. Keller, an old-time Indian scout, and a character of the west, long a resident of this city, died in Butte Saturday evening at the age of 73 years. The object of the Soo line in its pro posed $25,000,000 construction of 725 miles of heavy standard road from Plaza, N. D., toward the west, to con nect with the Canadian Pacific near the Idaho-Montana line, is to open up a large and productive territory having no present transportation facilities and to place it in direct connection with Minneapolis and St. Paul. The senate of Montana has passed the bill giving the state railroad com mission powers of a public utility com mission in addition to its other duties. The senate also passed the bill pro viding for the payment of interest on city and county funds deposited in banks, and agreed to the house amend ments to the bill fixing the salary of the state prison warden at $4000 a year. Mrs. Bessie Manhire was shot and killed Saturday at Butte by her 3-year old son Joseph. The boy had secured an automatic revolver from his fath er's trunk and, unknown to his mother, had also gotten hold of several car tridges, which he had slipped into the gun. The boy playfully pointed the weapon at his mother and pulled the trigger. The bullet passed through his mother's head. A jury in the United States district court a San Francisco awarded a judg ment of $50,047 to the government in the case against A. B. Hammond, charged with having removed timber from government lands in Montana. Hammond is president of the Mon tana Improvement company, Limited, and of the Blackfoot Mining and Mill ing company. These concerns were charged with having removed, under his direction, 21,185,410 feet of lum ber valued at $211,000 from the gov ernment domain. Hammond's defense was that he had been granted special permission to cut the timber. GERMAN EMPEROR RELIGIOUS In Stirring Address Tells His People to Not Forget God. Declaring that the Prussians were "oppressed and dismembered folk" in 1806, as a consequence of God's judg ment because they had lost faith in him, the German emperor at a memor ial service at Berlin university made Sunday a characteristic speech, warn ing the present generation of Germans not to forget the faith of their fathers. The emperor emphasized his words by pounding on the desk. He asserted the Germans of today are inclined to be lieve only in tangible things and to place difficulties in religion's way. They should study history, he said, and see how the Prussians regained their old faith and fought the war of libera tion, whose glorious result was not man's work, but God's work. WILL NEW SKIRTS BE NARROWER OR WIDER? Women of the east and west may be divided this year in the matter of skirts, according to reports emanating from the National Ladies' Tailors and Dressmakers' association convention in session in New York. New York tailors, it is declared, are determined upon making women's skirts at least six inches smaller around the bottom than worn last year, while western delegates have swung the other way and advocate that skirts be two and a half yards wide at the bottom. While at odds on skirts, it is said that the women of both sections will wear coats of a shorter and more mannish cut. PONY EXPRESS MEMORIAL Monument Has Been Erected in St. Joseph (Mo.) Park. St. Joseph, Mo.-All the former "pony express" riders who could be located have been invited to attend the unveiling here on February 17 of a monument erected in a local park in commemoration of the pony express. The monument stands upon the spot from which the pony express of pioneer days used to start for the far west. Land Fakir Got Two Years. Portland.-A. H. Biehl, convicted re cently in the federal court of conspir acy in connection with the Columbia River Orchards company land frauds, was sentenced to serve two years at McNeil's Island by United States Cir cuit Judge R. S. Bean. Engineers May Strike. Official announcement that 30,000 firemen and enginemen employed on 54 eastern railroads have voted to strike may be made this week.