Newspaper Page Text
ADVANCE OF FRENCH TROOPS SOUTH OF VERDUN MAY ' CHECK THE INVADERS. Weather Condl 'ona Severe In France and Have Become Flanders and Fighting Is Confined to Artillery Engagements. Weather conditions have become •o severe in France and in FlanderB. where there have been heavy falls of ■now, that the fighting has been con fined almost entirely to artillery en gagements. There has been an exception, how ever, to the southwest of Verdun, ■ear ■Trench are reported to have ap proached a few hundred yards nearer ■he German frontier. Military men attach considerable Importance to the operations in this region, for, they say, in conjunction with the continued French pressure the German lines to the westward of Perthes, they will check, - if suc cessful, ■gainst Verdun, around which they have had a full circle drawn since Ahey invaded France. Of the progress of the battles in «east Prussia and Poland the official reporta give less Information than usual. Loquacity seems to be avoid ed when a hlg new movement ie commencing, such as that which the Russians are carrying out between the eastern Prussian border and the lower Vistula. In this operation, so far as can be judged from the scant details furnished, the Russians sna kin g a big sweep, to the west and north, evidently in an endeavor to preveht Field Marshal von Hinden burg'a forces from forming a junc tion with the German troops in east Prussia. Borne Petrograd newspaper corre spondents credit the Russians with crossing the Vistula river to the •outh and east of Plock. If this is true, military men say they must have a very large force and probably are in a position to threaten the left flank of the German army, which has been trying for weeks to force its way through to Warsaw. Pont-a-Mousson, where the the German operations are VICTIMS NOW FACE FAMINE. Cold and Hunger Add to Horrors in Earthquake Stricken Dlitrict. Rome—Ortucchio, southeast of Avezzano, is reported as having at least 2,000 , victims, fully half of whom have been found burled In the ruins of the cathedrals there. The «own has been virtually razed, and now, more than six days after the flrst shock, sanitary conditions among -the living are becoming al most unbearable. The same story comes from other towns In the vicinity—from San Ben edetto, with 4,000 of its 4,500 popula tion dead; Celano, 2,500 feet up in the moutnalns, with 1,000 dead; Pa Lento, with only 200 of its 2.000 per sons still alive; Pescino, with 4,000 and more buried, and many other towns. Though many of these places are near Avezzano, the supposed center of the disturbance and the conse quent relief work, they have been al most inaccessible because of block aded roads. The food supplies are re ported aa very insufficient and the shelters entirely inadequate. The or ganized rescue work 1 b being pushed with ail haste to reach the Inhabit ants of these towns in time to pre vent great loss of life among the sur vivors. Railroad in Receiver's Hands. "Now York.—The federal district court has appointed Walter C. Noyes receiver of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad company, the Iowa corporation, whose stock was sold at public auotlon two weeks ago. The receiver's bond was fixed at $75,000. Figures on War Exports. Washington.—Firearmee valued at $1,194,510, cartridges worth $1,231,235 and 93,064 pounds of gunpowder were exported from November, ac cording to a supplemental report filed in the senate by Secretary Redfleld. Government Gains Victory. St. Louis.—The federal government gained an important victory In the oleomargarine prosecutions Monday when the first four of forty defend ants to be tried changed their pleas of "not guilty" to ''guilty." Waterways Measure Passed. Washington.—The rivers and har bors appropriation bill, carrying more than $24,000,000, passed the house Monday night by a vote of 164 to 81.' The bill now goes to the senate, where * protracted fight is expected. Killed by Night Riders. Paducah, Ky.—Night riders Tues day night decoyed Pedro Mohundro, a tanner, from his home near Lovelace vllle and shot him to death, according to information which reached the au thorities here Wednesday. Boy fconvtcfed of Murder. Los Angeles, Cal.—Charles E. T. Ox eam, a 17-year-old burglar, wsb con victed of murder in the first degree on Wednesday. He shot and killed Wil liam Alexander, a retired millionaire attorney. Firs Raging In. Brussels. Amsterdam.—Refugees who have arrived at Bergen-op-Zoom from Brus sels, says the Nieuws van den Dag, report that a great fire had broken gut at the former Belgian capital on llonday. Buad Under Antitrust Law. Jefferson City, Mo.—A suit char* g the American Bakery company of . Louis with being a trust in re of trade was filed In the state Mkmday by Ajfep aay Oeneral Baker, FOOD SUPPLY FOR QUAKE SDFFERERS 3URVIVORS IN STRICKEN ZONE LEND AID IN EFFORT TO AMELIORATE CONDITION. Work in the Ruins Being Carried For ward, Many persons Being Res eued Alive After Being Burled Underneath walla Rome.—The uninjured In the earth quake sone gradually are regaining their composure and lending their aid to the volunteer workers in an endea vor to ameliorate the terrible condi tions in the ruined towns. iFood supplies and clothing have 'been distributed nearly everywhere and hutB are Wing constructed for the temporary housing of the homeless. Work In the ruins Is being carried forward as speedily as possible. On Monday many persons were rescued alive In numerous towns from be neath the debris of fallen buildings, where they had lain without food or water for six days. Hope Is expressed that many others who are held pris oners may be reached la time to save them. Nineteen were taken alive *rom the ruins at Avezzano Monday, six of them unhurt. Subscriptions for the relief of suf ferers are being raised throughout Italy and the people are respondlngg generously. «gain has gone into the stricken re gion to render what service he can to the distressed people. Queen Hel ena on Mlonaay sent a trainload of foodstuffs, clothing and medical sup plies to the people in the ruined towns. Mlembers of the royal family, high of ficials and leading legislators are busily engaged in relief work. GREAT CROWDS AT ROUND-UP. Men and Women From Many States Assemble at Logan. Logan, Utah.—A record-breaking first days' ljegtstratlon characterized the opening of the farmers' roundup and housekeepers' conference at the Utah Agricultural college here Monday afternoon. T 206, a 3o P«|r cent Increase over the opening day last year. It is estimated that the attendance for the two weeks will reach 2,000. Last year It was 1,200. A noticeable feature is the in crease in the percentage of women at tending the institute each year. Last years the housekeepers' conference numbered a| fourth of the entire en rollment. This year it will reach one third. • 1 Representatives from Canada, Cali fornia, lows., Montana, Idaho and Colo rado are included in the personnel of the institiite. In addition to the Utahns, noj only farmers, but lawyers, doctors and business men are here with thelr wlves and daughters. BEGIN 8EARCH FOR POOL8. ing Victor Emmanuel aB of he total enrollment was Investigation of Rise in Wheat and Flout] Ordered by Preeident. Washington.—President Wilson, it has become known, has included pool ing agreei|aents in the possible causes for the Decent rise in the price of wheat and flour which he has directed Attorney General Gregory to investi gate. The president sent Mr. Gregory a letter on Monday formally asking him to investigate with a view to prosecu tion, if evidence was discovered of illegal combinations. TRIP MAY BE ABANDONED. Plans for President's Visit to Canal and Exposition Are Tentative. Washlbgton.—While plans for the president's trip to Panama canal and the Pacific coast are proceeding the president made it clear to callers Monday that conditions at home or abroad might prevent his departure. Invitations to speak on the way back from San Francisco are swered with the statement that it may be impossible for him to leave Washington at all. Frank Case Docketed. Washington.—The habeas corpus appeal of Leo M. Frank, convicted for the miirder of Mary Phagan. the At lanta |Ga.) factory girl, was docket ed Monday in the supreme court. The State of Georgia may now at any time n(iove to have it advanced for sarly hearing. Without such action 1; will not be reached in the regular oourse of business for nearly eigh teen months. Billy Sunday Visits President. Washington.—"Billy Sunday," the revivalist, accompanied by -member« of hi* family and religious workers from Philadelphia, who came here Monday to assist Sunday at a revival meeting, was received by President Wilst|n. an Bigamist Confesses Guilt. Sheridan, Wyo.—Edwin V. Copp, brought here from Portland, Ore., for trial, pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of bigamy. He was alleged to have married women in Chicago, Den ver And Portland. Pennsylvania Bank Closes. Uulontown, Pa.—The First Naitonai bank of Unlontown was closed Mon day by order of the board of directors. The bank has deposits of approxi mately $2,600,000, and was on a divi dend basis of 22 per cent annually. Tremor Felt in Oregon. La Grande, Ore.—An earthquake whl|ch rocked buildings and caused muffh alarm was reported Monday from Summerville, center of a farming dlspict near here. No damage has be«|n reported. Two Steamers LosL London.—Twenty-one men of the crew of twenty-seven of the British ■ttamer Penarth were drowned Mon day off the Norfolk coasL The Pen nth struck Sheerlngham shoal In a ujsvy gale and is a total wrack. WAR SIDELIGHTS l ■Hi 771 wu wuuo man Il-âÜÉ iihat iwtyouro pip '« ü PAU AT PIETER PWAPOLt ? . % '■ft, i % In ' 1 % "i mm iH§; A m % > x ) i ^1 // m g w m & ''tfffic*. pi I i l t M é "c OUIZT MARTI* i." (Copynsht.) KILLED BY QUAKE FEARFUL LOSS OF LIFE IN TOWNS AND VILLAGES DESTROYED BY EARTHQUAKE. Twenty Thoqiand People Deed and Thirty Thousand Injured, While Many Are Made Homeless and Are in Dire Straits. Rome.—All Italy is in mourning, many families have been wiped out, hundreds of homes have been leveled, aB a result of the terrible earthquake of January 13. The loss of life has been placed at 29,000, while at least 30,000 people were Injured. It Is almost certain that the list will not be decreased, and it is generally believed that even more than tbis number have met their death. The property loss will reach up into the millions. It is the most terrible disaster since that of Messina, where over 70,000 were killed. The shock was the strongest Rome has felt In over a hundred years, but In the cap italy only one life was lost The greatest loss of life was at Avezzano, whére 10,400 lives lost; at Maglianomaisi, 4,000 dead; at Ran Benedetto, 400; Sors. 500; Capelle, 100; Isolatlri, 60; Capis trello, 60; Solmona, 50; Torre Caje tanl, 50; Togliacozzo, 40; Cease. 30; Arpino, 30; Villalago, 20; cocculo, 9; Antrosano, 7; Bussl, 6; Pescenza, 6; Sassa, 5; Monterotondo, 3; Topoll, 2 Thousands of homes were wrecked and the people will be forced to live out In the open until relief measures can be taken. Many of the walls of homes left standing may topple at any moment and are unaafe for occu pancy. A new peril now confronts the pop ulation of the stricken valley below Avezzano. Debris from the earth quake has dammed Lake Fucino and, unless the engineers now grappling with the Herculean task are able to provide an outflow for the fast-ris ing waters, it is feared a break will come and the valley will be deluged. were are \ ■■ ■■ •i mm : ■ ■: 1 PRINCE ALBERT OF ENGLAND Prlncs Albert, who Is a midshipman In the British navy but was sent ashore because of illness, has been de tailed, since hia recovery, to work In connection with the admiralty office. Jitneys Refused License. Denver.—An application to the city for a license to operate 5-cents auto busses here, made by Benjamin Davis and Duke Burnett, representing the Street Auto Service corporation of Salt Lake has been held up. Meeting Held at Capital. Boise, Idaho—The State Horticul its annua) convention here Thursday, together with the Idaho Stae Dairy association. Officers of the Horticultural associa tion were elected. Negro Firemen Pay More. Chicago—Actuarial tables introduc ed Thursday at the railroad wage ar bitration, Bhowed that Insurance panies charge a higher rate of insur ance for negro firemen than for their white brethren. tural association closed oom Weds German Prince. Berlin.—Miss Elizabeth Reid Rog ers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Reid Rogers of Washington, D. C„ was married Thursday to Prince Christian of Hesse. The prince Is a nephew of the German empress. i. ■» FEDERAL INDUSTRIAL RELA TIONS COMMISSION READY TO EXAMINE WITNE88ES ■ Noted Men Have Been Summoned, the Purpose Being to Find Out How the Public Ie Affected By Philanthropy. New York.—Whether resources of approximately a quarter of a billion dollars controlled by four great philan throphic institutions should be em ployed without government regula tion in the promotion of enterprises affecting public welfare, especially that of wage earners, is one of the questions which the federal industrial relations commission will bring to the front here during its forthcoming bearings. Investigations have for the last two wefeks been preparing data upon which to base the examination of witnesses. The four institutions are the Rocke teer, Sage, Cleveland (Ohio) and Baron de Hirsch foundations, the lat ter represented in this country by Jacob H. Schiff. Their chief officers have been summoned to testify and will be asked, it was said Sunday at the commission headquarters, to tell what policies govern the distribution of their charities, their attitude to ward labor problems, the nature of their schemes for social betterment; In sum, to disclose in detail the char acter of all their activities. Nearly fifty witnesses have been summoned, most of them -persons of national prominence. in view of the tact that the im mense resources of these institutions were chiefly derived from the profits of Industrial enterprises and that they were now em-ploylng -them in many ways affecting the conditions of wage earners, it was the desire of tne com mission, it was explained, to deter mine whether their policies were m every respect consistent with the pub lic welfare. It was pointed out that the institutions were under no legal obligation to make their operations public and that it was a pertinent question to determine whether such immense resources were potentially dangerous, when not subject to gov ernmental supervision. VALUE OF FARM ANIMALS. Statistics by Department of Agricul ture Show Steady Growth. Washington.—Farm animals in the United States on January 1 were val ued at $5,969,253,000. Department of agricultural figures announced Mon day show this total, an increase of $78,024.000, or 1.3 per cent over their value January 1, 1914. Horses numbeVed 21,959,000, an in crease of l.l per cent over last year; were valued at $103.33 per head and their aggregate value was $2.190,102.000. Mules numbered 4,479,000, an in crease of 0.7 per cent of last year; were valued at $112.36 per head and aggregated $503,271,000 in value. Milch cows numbered 21,262,000. an Increase of 2.5 per cent; were valued at $55.3;i per head, with an aggregate value of $1,176,838,000. Other cattle numbered 37,067,000, an Increase of 3.4 per cent; were valued at $33.38 per head with an aggregate value of $1,237,376,000. Sheep numbered 49,956,000, an In crease of 0.5 per cent; were valued at $4,50 per head with an aggregate value or $224.687,000. Swine numbered 64,618,000, an in crease of 9.6 per cent; were valued at $9.87 per head, with an aggregate value of $637,479,000. Carranza's Men Leave 8onora. Naco, Ariz.—Naco, Sonora, the scene of an intermittent siege for three months by Governor Mayto rena's V ill ai a ta force», was evacuated early Sunday by the Carranza troops under General P. Elias Calles. Four Burned In Fire. Sapulpa, Okla.—Four persons are expected to die from Injuries received Sunday in the destruction of the Na tional hotel by fire, following a gaa explosion. Two other persons were injured during rescue work. Tragedy In Church. Peoria, 111.—While the congregation was kneeling in prayer, Frederick C. Erdman entered the Church of God here Sunday and probably fatally shot his former sweetheart, Hattie Gauwitz, and killed himself, after hav ing escaped from the building. President Now a Grandfather. Washington.—A son was bora at the White Housa on Sunday to Mm. Francis Bowes Sayre, President Wil son's second -daughter. The boy weighed seven and one-half pounds. NEW MAN HIKES REINS IN HEM GUTIERREZ IS DEPOSED AND GENERAL GARZA CHOSEN IN HIS PLACE. Man Chosen by Convention to Rule Over War Stricken Republic Was a Member of Madero's Staff During Madero Revolt Mexico City.—Oefieral Roque Gon rales Gatza has been named provi slonai president of Mexico by the con vention in session here on Sunday over which he has presided. The former provisional president General Gutierrez, together with Gen erals Blanco, Robbies and Jose Vas concelos, left Mexico City Sunday morning at 4 o'clock for Pachuco. Martial law has been declared by General Garza and the city la beinj patrolled by mounted police. In electing Garza the convention de clared itaelf to be supreme, and until a new president is elected has as sumed all the legislative, executive and judicial powers. Roque Gonzales Garza was a mem her of Francisco Madero's staff during the Madero revolution. Hia brothei Federico Gonzales Garza was a Ma dero cabinet member. Both have beer connected with the Villa revolt against Carranza. The new provisional president was prominent in the sessions of the con vention at Aguas Callentes and Mexi co City. He acted as president of the permanent committee of twenty-on« members of the convention after th« flight of Martin Espinoza, the com mittee head, and nine other members of the committee. General Zapata, it is learned, hat entrenched himself in his old strong bold at Cuernavaca. General Eulalio Gutierrez, deposed as provisional president of Mexico, fled from the capital with several members of his cabinet to escape as sassination at the hands of Zapatistas, according to reports. GENERAL ST0E8SEL DEAD. Famous Russian Oommander Who Surrendered Porth Arthur to Jape. London.—The death of Lieutenant General Anatole Mikhailovitch Stoes Bel, the defender of Port Arthur, it announced ln a Petrograd dispatch. Oeneral Stoessel had suffered from paralysis for several months. Oeneral Stoessel was famous as the commander of the Russian troops at Port Arthur during the Russo-Japanese war. After he had held out there for months against the furious onslaughts of the apanese his ammunition supply exhausted and his men virtually with out food, Stoessel surrendered the fortress to General Nogi. For this action he was condemned to death February 20, 1908, by a court martial. Thla sentence, however, was commuted by Emperor Nicholas to ten years' Imprisonment. He was re leased from confinement from the for tress of St. Peter and St. Paul the fol lowing year by order of Emperor Nicholas. Plan to Aid Unemployed. New York.—A fund of at least $250, 000 to establish emergency workshops for unemployed men and women, and to be used also for loans to worthy persons in need of immediate mone tary assistance, was decided upon Monday by the executive committee of the mayor's committee on unem ployment. AVIATOR'S DEADLY WEAPON "■iiiH êi : -I r Paris.—A dispatch to the Temps from Geneva says that Roumanian studenta in Swiss universities re ceived orders by telegraph to return home on account of mobilisation of the Roumanian army J m A \ / MuNSWWOOBi This little steel arrow, the flechette, as it is called, when dropped from « height of 3,000 feet, will penetrate a man from helmet to feet Aviators Bombard Ostend. London.—Nine British, French and Belgian aviators dropped bombs on the railroad station and barracks at Os tendy, causing considerable damage, according to a dispatch to Lloyds News. Germans Quit Coast Towns. Amsterdam.—The correspondent at Ostend of the Tijd says tht Germans have evacuated all the coast towns end villages as far north as Maria kerke, which is north of Nleuport, Westende and Middelkerke. Two Texans Hanged. San Antonio, Texes.—Gustavo Fer nandes and Francisco Yturria, said to be naturalized Americans of Donna, Hldalog county, Texas, were execut ed by order of Carranza officials at Rio Bravo, it la said. Students Called to Arms. ZEPPEUNS MKKE BOMBS ARE DROPPED ON THE SUMMER HOME OF KING GEORGE AT SANDRINGHAM. Five Persons Killed and Extensive Damage Done When Hostile Craft Drop Bombs, Raid Being Car ried Out During Night. London.—German Zeppelins raided the Norfolk coast Monday night In the first of the threatened air at tacks on England. Five persons were killed and ex tensive damage was done city of Yarmouth and the seacoast towns of Cromer, Beeston, King's Lynn and Sheringham. The hostile craft bombarded Sand ringham, the favorite country estate of King George and Queen Mary. Their majesties had left the palace only a few hours earlier for London, thereby escaping grave peril. The raid was carried out in utter dark ness. the air craft picking their course by searchlight flashes. London became panicky following reports of the Incursion, and all con stables were called out at midnight to watch for flashes from the searchlights of the invading craft That the raid was made by three Zeppelins appears almost certain. Three of the dirigibles were sighted Monday afternoon flying toward the North sea over the Frisian islands, which skirt the north Dutch coast. The nearest German territory on this course Is 280 miles from Yarmouth. Yarmouth. 110 miles from London, was the first place raided. At 9 o'clock the population of more than 60,000 was startled by the report of a bomb and successive explosions. Four or five projectiles were drop ped. One struck near a man in the street and blew off hlg head. At least three other persons are report ed killed. in the RIOTING ENDS FATALLY. One Man Killed and Eleven Injured in Battle In New Jersey. Roosevelt, N. J.—One man lies dead, eleven are seriously injured and seven others are nursing lesser wounds, following a fight -between deputy sheriffs and strikers here Mon day. The fighting occurred at the Central Railway of New Jersey station at the plant of the Williams & Clark com pany, a subsidiary of the American Agricultural where 900 men struck January 2 when their wages were cut. Strikers and deputies gathered to await the ar rival of a train supposed to carry strikebreakers and when the train stopped the shooting began. It is claimed -the strikers were unarmed. Chemical company, BRITAIN REFUSES REQUEST. Intimates That American Vessel Will be Seized If it Sails. Washington.—Ambassador Page at London cabled to the state depart ment Monday that Great Britain would not agree to the American pro posal that, pending a decision on the Important questions of international law involved, the steambship Dacia be permitted to make a voyage to Germany with the cargo of cotton she Is loading at a Texas port. The formal reply of the British govern ment will follow. Killed in Mine Explosion. Bingham, Utah.—Charles Ovi, an Italian, made famous under the name of Mike Stefano at the time of th« Lopez hunt, was killed and his com panion, Frank Molassi, was seriously injured Monday morning when they drilled into a missed hole ta the Utah Apex mine. Ovi gave the first Infor mation of the return of Lopez to the Utah-Apex mine after the chase in the mountains west of Utah lake. He turned over to the sheriff the gun car ried by Lopez. Ball Is $90,000. Toronoto—Bail for the four men under arrest on charges of man slaughter in connection with the shooting, December 28, of Charles Dorsch and Walter Smith of Buffalo, who were hunting ducks on the Ca nadian part of the Niagara river, op posite Fort Erie, was fixed Monday at a total of $90,000 for the four. Wife of Minister Divorced. Chicago.—Doris Vaughn Darnell was granted a divorce Monday on statutory grounds from the Rev Jas Mçrrison Darnell, and was allowed $300 alimony. The Rev. Mr. Darnel! was pastor of a church at Kenosha, Wls., until January 11, when It de veloped that three women claimed to be his wives. Cardinal Makes Protest London.—The Amsterdam spondent of Reuter's Telefcrs4b pany telegraphs that Cardinal Mer cier has made a formal against his treatment at the hands of the German authorities in Belgium. Turks Suppressing News. Loudon—The Central News has published a dispatch from its Athens correspondent, who declares that the authorities at Constantinople are sup pressing the news of Turkish defeats in the Caucasus. China Paya Indemnity. Tokio. —It was announced officially Monday that China had paid an in demnity of $91,000, that sum compris ing principal and interest for dam ages sustained by Japanese in the first Chinese revolution. Colorado Gets Park. Washington.—The senate on Mon day concurred in minor house amend menta to the bill establishing the Hooky Mountain national Colorado, comprising 2)1 ooô J chiefly in forest reserve. corre com protest Bark in > seres, IDAHO » HEWS The postoffice department has re. newed for ten years, beginning March 1, its lease of the poBtofflce quarter« at Wallace. As the result of a coal war now be ing started, a number of town in south. Idaho are going to get cheapei fuel, it is said. DePoreBt Page, a Boise boy, wh« was arrested, with two Oregon boys, and charged with branding and steal ing two horses, was acquitted at Vale^ Ore. ern At a mass meeting held in the Club of Commerce rooms at Idaho Falls, action was taken toward adopting thq commission form of government foi the city. Miss Betty Ezell of Blackfoot has been appointed assisting enrolling clerk for the senate. Miss Ezell for» merly was with the county clerk's of? flee, Blackfoot. Dr. B. B. Swan, a dentist who was one of the well known men of Moun tain Home, was found dead in the basement of his home, death being due to heart failure. The Oregon Short Line has notified the public utilities commission it -will comply with the order of the commis sion on its three-cent rate order on the St. Anthony branch. Practically the entire site of the village of Hagerman is to be sold by the sheriff of Gooding county on Feb ruary 15 to satisfy three judgments to the total of nearly $46,000. D. W. Robb, formerly a clerk in the office of the state auditor, against whom an Indictment on the charge of embezzlement was returned by the grand jury last week, was arrested at Great Falls, Mont. The Commercial club at Hailey has appointed a committee to take up with Congressman Smith the question of securing from the government a herd of elk for the proposed Sawtooth na tional park. The county commissioners of Ban nock coupnty rejected all of the bids which were submitted by local doc tors for conducting the office of coun ty physician, on the ground that all bids were too high. The Oregon Short Line is wholly exonerated from responsibility for the accident in the railroad yards of Nampa January 14, when J. W. Staples of Glenns Ferry, an O. S. L. fireman, was fatally injured. Several electric lighting companies in Pocatello united last week in a demonstration of electric devices and fixtures at the "electric fair." Many excellent machines for saving labor at home and on the farm were shown. The electors Progressive party of Idaho will be kept intact and remain a separate and distinct political unit in Idaho politics. This was in con crete the unanimous decisiou of the party leaders in conference at Boise. Two men, Willis and Andrew Gib son, brothers, were killed when a huge avalanche of snow, rocks and debris swept down upon them in a canyon near Franklin. The men we-e cutting timber when overwhelmed by the slide. The Rev. Arthur Saunders of the Episcopal church at Pocatello has just Issued a neat volume of history, bearing especially on Bannock county. The history is written in the narrative form and deals with a number of the pioneers. The board of trustees has decided to build an additional ward school for the grades on property acquired re cently on the east side of Idaho Falls, and remodel the central building, which Is used at present as both grade and high school for high school purposes. Fritz Hezzler, the 5-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. William Hezzler of Nampa, has lost the sight of his right eye as a result of an accident which occurred while the boy and his 3-year old sister were at play, the sharp point of a lead pencil -being driven into his eye. The churches, fraternal organiza tions and city and county menta have decided to pool Issues and form a United Charitiea association for the relief of the poor of Twin Falls city and county and do with the present method of indiscrim inate charity by individuals and 8ociatlons. i govera away as In future competition among publio utilities in Idaho will be permitted by the public utilities commission and regulated monopoly will not exist, the commission having reversed itaelf on its prior ruling barring competition from given electrical fields grounds that It would bring about wasteful competition. After two years of bitter conflict in courts and otherwise, the electric power war waged in western Idaho and eastern Oregon was ended with the sale of the holding of the Idaho Oregon Light & Power on the company to the Priest Interests, better known — the bondholders of the Electric Invest ment company of Delaware. as State Treasurer Eagleson has cided that there is de no necessity of Idaho paying rent and is making rangements for the removal to the capitol of all ofTices connected with the state government which are now f located in other office buildings of th ar city. W. H. Gleason, expert accoun shows a loss of $83,509.61 in the lie building endowment fund in past four years in his report sent Governor Alexander. The greatest loss, he declared, was in the sale of $750,000 bonds for the state capitol. The plant of the Rexbnrg Milling company, located on the bench lands a mile from Rexburg, burned : week, entailing a loss, with contents! of sixty thousand dollars, there being a great deal of wheat in the elevators. Insurnce amounting to $12,000 carried the to last was A meeting waa held in Payette last week under the auspices of the local grange for the purpose of taking In itial steps toward the establishing of a co-operative creamery at some place in the Payette vallay. More than 16» farmers were present.