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5IDENT WINS FIGHT TO COM EL CONGRESS TO STAND • BEHIND HIM. On House whelming Majority In ainst Movement to Keep Ameri | cans Off Armed Ships of Belligerent Nations. eral score was late name the the was the on the ous ;he all one a asliington.—The members of con Is have gone on record as being f rely behind the president and I y to uphold him in his stand re ing the warning of Americans i armed ships of belligerent na ä. ie president on Tuesday complete I .nd decisively won his long fight ! tom pel congress to acknowledge it stands behind him in the sub ine negotiations with Germany, he celebrated McLemore résolu around which the anti-adminis ion forces centered their fight, was ed—in other words killed—just ss the Gore resoluton for a slmllai pose in the senate Iasi week, rom the very outset of the fight president's supporters without re i to party swept over the opposl i. >n the first vote, which was a par uentary proposition to prevent ning the McLemore resolution to ?ndment and unlimited debate, the alnistration forces carried the day to 160. On that, 192 Democrats Republicans and one Progressive ed to support the administration, enty-one Democrats, 132 Republi 5 Progressives, 1 Independent 1 Representative London, the lone lialist of the house, voted againsi s. Vith victory in hand, they moved to the next proposition, the adop n of a special rule for four hours •cussin of the McLemore resolution Again they carried the day, this ie 271 to 138, and then pushed theii ttory to a conclusion by tabling the iLemore resolution, 276 to 142. Released from) the (bonds of embar lament forced upon him by the dis isions in congress which have been presented in foreign capitals as in mating that he was making his de inds on Germany in direct opposl in to the sentiment of the elected presentatives of the people, Presl •at Wilson now stands prepared to ■ on with the submarine negotiations I ith the central powers. ACCUSED WIFE ENDS LIFE. its hoots Children and Then Puts Bul let In Her Own Heart. MoaJb, Utah.—Mrs, J. M. Tumbow i Tuesday morning shot her three llt e children, two of whom died in antly, and then shot herself through le heart. The tragedy came as a ell iax to the killing of Clyde Bailey by M. Turnbow on December 24 at hoihpBons. People living next door heard the hots. They sent for police officers nd broke into the house. The wo pan and her two elder children— Ad le, age 12, and Raymond, age 9 years -were dead. The youngest child, llerttie, .age 6, was badly wounded, it s believed, however, that the child pay live. Mrs. Turnbow left a letter ,ln which he explained in detail the reason for he step she proposed to take. She leefared herself Innocent of the harge of her alleged relations with ialley, which led up to his death at he hand of Turnbow December 24. In he letter the woman bitterly ar raigned her husband. She declared that It was better for he children to die than to go through ife with a stain on their name. The first trouble between Turnbow uid Bailey over Mrs. Turnbow took place about three years ago here, khen Turnbow objected to Mrs. Tum bew dancing with Bailey at a dance. According to friends of both Turnbow and Bailey, there was a fight following the danCe, In which Turnlbow caused Bailey to be severely beaten up. Last December Bailey was returning to Moab, when he boarded a through passenger train at Grand Junction, and rode to Green River on it. He then took a local train back to Thomp sons. Turnbow, who saw him at Green River, boarded the same train and killed Bailey as he alighted from the train at Thompsons. Wilson Congratulates Clark. Washington.—President Wilson on March 7 wrote a warm letter of con gratulation to Speaker Champ Clark af the house on the occasion of his sixty-fifth birthday. Four More 8teamers Seized. Lisbon.—Four German steamers, which had taken refuge in the port of Lourenco Marquez, Portuguese East Africa, foave been seized and the Por tuguese flag hoisted on them. . Villa Near Border. El Paso. Texas.—Officers of the Thirteenth United States cavalry pa troling the New Mexican border re ported that Francisco Villa was at the Bosques Grandes ranch, fifteen, miles west ot Palomas, Chihuahua. German Raider Roams Pacific. Honolulu.—British shipping in the Pacific is endangered by the presence somewhere in Pacifia waters of a Ger» aian raider, warnings concerning whieh have been issued by the British admiralty. ^ _ Seatle's Mayor Re-elected. Seattle.—Mayor HJram C. Gill was re-elected at the oil? elction here on ruesday by a majority estimated early Tuesday night at 6,000. -His opponent was Austin E. Griffith, former chief af police. Local Option Wins. Rutland, Vt—Local option won over prohibition In this state Tuesday by a uargin of 13,164 votes. The prohlbi '-ory amendment was first placed on the statute books in 1852 and was re PRISONERS MEET [ DEATH IN FIRETRAP i EXPLOSION OF TUB OF DISIN FECTANT CAUSES DISASTROUS BLAZE IN EL PASO JAIL. On Pipe From Head to Foot Some of Victims Dash Into Street While, Others Die in Cells Like Rats In Trap. El Paso, Texas.—Eighteen dead, sev eral probably fatally burned and a score or more less seriously injured, was the toll of an explosion and fire late Monday at the city jail, name of one American is included in the list of dead, and twelve are num bered among those seriously burned. A flash of flames burst from tanks containing a gasoline and kerosene solution in which prisoners, including many Mexicans, were being given dis infecting baths in the campaign to prevent the spread of disease from Mexico. A match lighted by one of the "bathers" in disregard of orders, was said by officials to have caused the explosion and fire. H. C. Bagby, one of the "trusties" on guard at the time, made a state ment to Mayor Tom Lea Monday night, in which he declared that a lighted match had been thrown into the container by H. M. Cross, an Am erican prisoner, who died of his in juries. Surrounding the bath quarters are rows of cells, mostly filled with pris oners. Those adjacent to the bath were caught in the flames. Release Trom these cells was slow and danger ous and it was in these that most of ;he fatalities occurred, rescuers aided in dragging out the victims, many unconscious and badly burned. " On fire from head to foot, the nude victims dashed into the streets and Uleys surrounding the prison. Several, maddened by the pain, outdistanced all pursuers, and disappeared. Only one of these had been found several hours after the disaster. One of the victims, a veritable torch, plunged through the jagged re mains of a window pane and clam bered to the roof of the jail, where he was rescued by firemen, only to die a few minutes later. The Volunteer GERMANY IS NOT BLUFFING. Will Enforce Submarine Policy, But Doee Not Desire War With U. S. Washington.—Col. E. M. House, who returned from Europe Sunday after visiting officials in London,-Paris and Berlin for President Wilson, is under stood to have told the president and Secretary Lansing that the German government believed itself Justified in its new submarine,policy and was not bluffing. Colonel House is believed to have strengthened the view already held by both the president and Secretary Lansing that the submarine negotia tions must be handled with the great est care if a break with Germany is to be avoided, although he reported that Germany has no desire for war with the United States. He discussed the issue frankly with Herr von Jagow. the German foreign minister, and Dr. van Bethmann-Holweg, the imperial chancellor. mer been the at but the JACOB E. MEEKER \ V m II '• - 1 À ■ m Congressman Jacob E. Meeker until four years ago was In the pulpit. Now he occupies the seat for the Tenth dis trict of Missouri lq the house of rep resentatives. Russians Sink Several Vessels. Petrograd. —Russian torpedo boat destroyers have bombarded Trebizond, the Turkish seaport on the eastern part of the coast of the Black sea. 120 miles northwest of Erzerum, and have sunk several vessel. the mack sea, was struck by a shell during the bombardment by two Rus 8iall torpedo boats on March 1 and a Persian subject was killed. American Consulate Struck. Washington.—The American con sulate at Trebizond, a Turkish port of !| Packers' Wages Increased. Chicago. — Thirty thousand em payees of Armour & Co.. Swift & Co., , Morrls & Co., and Sulzberger & Sons, were given an increase in wages which will aggregate $30,000 a week. The increase averages from 60 cents to $1 a week for each employee. Diplomats Confirmed. Washington.—The senate has con firmed the nominations or Joseph H. Shea of Indiana as a minister to Chile and David R. Francis of Missouri as a on re [ i THE FIRST SPRING BLOSSOMS ';7 (»wvnoi» ) -, I mJ «TOM«0l \ wwrim] pe*« (snKIHIWOj fttrry T (iuqvw'e I mi am»\0yt jum*r Ifiu [MITA KE «pH I Mr :'-v x » tCopyrla hut CONGRESS STANDS BEHIND PRESIDENT SENATE BY A DECISIVE VOTE TABLES GORE RESOLUTION AFTER TURBULENT SCENE. Will Supportej-s of Resolution to Warn Americans Off Belligerent Ships Declare Action of Senators Was a "Scotch Verdict." Washington.—By a vote of 68 to 14 the senai.e on Friday carried out Pres ident Wilson's wish and killed Senator Gore's resolution to- warn Americans off armejl belligerent ships. In a turbulent scene, such as is sel dom witnessed in the senate, voting proceeded with senators shouting ob jections, futilely demanding recogni tion to explain their positions and making hot retorts to each other, all of which were out of order. At one time so many senators were shouting for the vice-president's recognition that the sergeant-at-arms was called to restore qqlet. After having maneuvered for two days to jet the resolution in such par liamentary position that it was dis posed ot without debate, the senate then proceeded to a general discussion of the subject which continued all af ternoon, to the dismay of administra tion supporters. There were free expressions of opin ion that the senate's action, because the vote actually was taken on a mo tion to table the Gore resolution with a correction by the author and a sub stitute by Senator McCumber, was in effect a "Scotch verdict," and had not actually accomplished the purpose of the president. Such statements arous ed the president's friends, who feared they wculd produce an effect exactly opposite to that intended, a motlce to the woild that the senate stands be hind thé president in his demands on Germany for the rights of Americans traveling the seas. upon the upon It day stand ask ment and to a a lite ily do and They the that for the held er's PRESIDENT 8ELECT8 BAKER. Former Mayor of Cleveland to be Secretary of War. Wash ington.—Newton D. Baker, for mer limy or of Cleveland, has been selected by President Wilson for sec retary of war. Mr. llaker is a lawyer, and as a leader among Ohio Democrats has been a warm supporter of the Wilson policies; since the pre-convention cam paign in 1912. He has been a close personal friend of Mr. Wilson since the latter was his instructor years ago at Johns Hopkins university, and was offered the post of secretary of the in terior in the original Wilson cabinet, but declined because he then was mayor. He is understood to be In thorough accord with the president on the preparedness program and foreign questions. 1 POPE PLEADS FOR PEACE. Calls Upon Warring Nations to Desist in plan of Mutual Destruction. Rome.—Pope Benedict has again! raised his voice for peace. In a spe : cial letter written for the Lenten sea son. the pontiff says he cannot sit si lent, indifferent to the terrible con flict wliich is rend ng Europe. He re calls nU that he has done to induce the contending nations to lay down their irms. Virtually throwing him self between the belligerents and con juring them, in the name of the Al mighty. to desist in their plan of mu tual destruction. at Sugar to be Restricted. Vienna.—The minister of trade an nounces that sugar cards will soon be irtroduced limiting everyone to 114 kilograms of sugar monthly. Rebels Driven From Suifu. Pekin.—Official announcement was made here Saturday that the city ot Suifu in the southern part-of Sze Chueq province has been recaptured by government troops. Suifu was tak en by rebel forces which advanced from Yunnan province. a Seamen Injured in Exploeion. San Diego, Cal.—Six seamen work ing itj the hold of the United Sûtes torpedo boat destroyer Preble severely burned Saturday through the explosion of a can of gasoline. of were !| Insane Man Runs Amuck. Philadelphia—A man believed to be insane stood in the doorway of a house in the southern section of the city ivith a repeating rifle in his hands! and before he was overpower ed shot and killed one man and wounded two men and two women. em Co., con H. as Waahington Carmen Strike. Washington.—Fifteen hundred mo torm^n and conductors employed on the Capital's two street railway lines voted to strike early Saturday tor has how of AUSTRIA EXPECTED TO MAKE APOLOGY UNITED STATES ASKS REPARA TION FOR ATTACK ON AMERI CAN STEAMER PETROLITE. Will trmand an Apology for the At tack, Punishment of the Submarine Commander, and Reparation for the Damage Done. Washington.—The United States U preparing to make formal demands upon Austria-Hungary as a result oi the attack by an Austrian submarine upon the American tank steamer Pe trolite. A note on the subjeot will be dispatched within a few days. It was authoritatively stated Satur day night that the United States would stand by its original contention and ask an apology for the attack, punish ment of the submarine commander, and reparation for the damage done to the vessel and injuries inflicted on a member of the crew who was hit by a piece of shell. In reply to the first American com munication on the subject, Austria in formed the state department that its version of the affair was that the sub marine commander thought the Petro lite an enemy ship disguised with the American flag; -that he fired on the vessel because he believed it was about to ram his ship, and that the commander of the Petrolite voluntar ily furnished provisions when asked to do so. The state department since has se cured information from the captain and crew of the Petrolite directly con tradictory to the Austrian version. They have declared in affidavits that the Petrolite was stopped in the Med iterranean by an Austrian submarine, which fired a number of shells at her; that the submarine commander asked for food, which the commander of the Petrolite refused to give him, and that the commander of the submarine then held one of the members of the tank er's crew as a hostage while his men went aboard the ship and took such stores as they desired. * COL F. M. HOUSE 1 . : Colonel House, who went to Europe at the unofficial representative of the president, reports that Germany has desire for war with the United no States. Car Shortage in Northwest. Seattle.—The car shortage in the Pacific northwest has become so acute that the Northern trans-continental railroads began Thursday to adopt emergency measures to keep freight moving. Johnson Ordered Out of England. London.—Jack Johnson, the negro pugilist, and his wife have left Lon don for Corunna, Spain. Johnson was ordered last week to leave England. It was stated at the time that he would sail for South America - Government Opening Stores. Mexico City.—The government has inaugurated a series of public stores, the first ninety-two of which were opened for business Thursday. At the stores fish, clothing, cereals and meats are sold at cost. to a Standard's Enormous Profits. Chicago.—The Standard Oil com pany of Indiana in 1915 earned 53.31 per cent on its outstanding $30,000,OOC stock as compared with 21.96 per cent in 1914. This was revealed at the stockholders' meeting held Thursday on tor DEVELOPER OF BOTCH DENIES STECHER YARN «Ï1 I - . 7 \i : - •••• ffl \ ; ! : ; ■ Êim"' ■7 : n 1 m : ï ÿ JOE STECHER Frank Gotch Emil Klank of Chicago, who looks after the interests of Frank Gotch, has received a letter from Farmer Burns, discoverer and developer of Frank Gotch as a world's champion possibility, in which this veteran dénies he taught Joe Stecher the mat game. Burns says he had read in the paper at times that he had taught Stecher how to wrestle, but declares this is all wrong. "That is all wrong about me shewing Stecher how to wrestle," says Burns, ''but there is little doubt that Joe and his brother, from whom he learned a lot about the game, picked up a great deal of what they know out of my book on wrestling. 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CSX SSR ~S8 -88 "SR »3« - S ß 3 hi l *3K SS« 8«« 8Si * ciS 35« 33« -"a ê«s il Sa sa "a 4 - 8 « ■Egj 5^ m 3 3 .31^. o. : 8 83 - 5 r: I s;3R |-B a C« a 5-« 3r.R 8 8J : «8^ -S3 X2R a *1= *C 1*0 <3« "XR «8» III 3"S 4 § 9$ < «a m ill Hl s si 35« 3 3 O x ï . ■ I I P ; SS a - g DO - u o : s : i - È x M I Ü , u ! during the past few seasons. Hockey HOCKEY IS FAVORITE SPORT ! ; I Gaining Rapidly in Favor Throughout Country Where Ice Is Available for the Game. Riding on the crest of the present skating boom, hockey appears des tined to become the premier winter sport throughout the country where either natural or artificial ice is avail able for the game. The installation of artificial rinks in the leading eastern and southern cities has greatly in creased interest in the game in these sections, while in the North and Northwest, where temperature can be counted upon to provide ice several months each year, hockey is more popular than ever before. This ie due in part to the promi nence given the sport by the colleges /NOTES °/1 SPOPIDOM Fred Merkle took up golf last winter and improved bis batting exactly 40 points. This winter Fred has been playing even more golf and if the sys tem prevails again he should lead the league. • • Joe Tinker says that with Archer, Wilson and Fischer, he will have the best catching staff. Maybe, but with Henry and Williams, Griffith will have the biggesL There is an existent hunch that the gentle pastime of holding out will be neither as popular or as successful tills spring as in previous years. • • • Andy Coskley, the erstwhile big leaguer, will coach the Columbia base ball team for the coming season. He >.«« Wn at Columbia for two years. ! during the past few seasons. Hockey is now considered the major sport of the winter months at a number of lead ing eastern and western universities. The schedules of the teams are con stantly increasing in length and im portance of games, and the players as they are graduated from college continue to play for clubs either ama teur or professional. International ; contests between the leading teams I of United States and Canadian col leges or clubs no longer excite spe cial comment although the interest in the result is keener than ever. Dobie Through as Coach. Gilmour Dobie. Washington univer sity coach, whose teams were never beaten in 11 years, claims he never will taste defeat as long as be lives. He has quit coaching. The New York Yachf club syndicate may take over the controlling interest of the Herreshoff shipbuilding yards at Bristol, R. I. Duke Kahanamoku, the famous Hawaiian swimmer, may come here this summer to swim at the Illinois Athletic club. e Ralph Volrett of the Pittsburgh Athletic association created a new record by swimming 150 yards back stroke in 2:00 3-5. a a a. Mathematical problem: It they r» duce the price of baseball 25 per cent in Boston, what should it be at Cleve land? George Sutton wants to arrange ft billiard match with William F. Hoppe, the champions, for the 18.2 balk Une title. • • • Tommy Ryan, ex-middleweight bos ing champion who is running s club In Syracuse, N. Y.. intends instructing likely aspirants in the manly art of self-defense. VILLAGE OP FORGES, NINE MILES NORTHWEST OF VERDUN, TAKEN BY TEUTONS. French Artillery Does 8erloue Dam* age to Enemy's Position South west of Metz.—Russians Cap ture Two Towns. Further advances by the Germans— the Verdun region and in Cham pagne—are told of in the latest French official communication which, how ever, also records successes in repell ing a German attempt to debouch fur ther from captured position^, the driv ing of the Teutons out of a trench they had taken, and the hammering with the French big guns of German organizations. After having vigorously shelled the region (between Bethincoul and the Meuse the Germans in a strong in fantry attack captured the village oi Forges, about nine.miles northwest oi Verdun. Not satisfied with the gain they several times essayed to de bouch from the village against the Cote de L'Oie, but the French in coun terattacks forced them back into the village and held them there, it is claimed by the French. In Champagne the right and lefl flanks of the French were attacked by the Germans in the region between Mont Teu and Maisons de Champagne. At the former point the French fire kept the Germans to their trenches, but near Maisons de Champagne they succeeded in occupying a small section of a French trench. In the Argonne the French blew up a German post near Courtes Chaus sées with a mine and captured a por tion of the crater. Near Haute Cha> vauchee the Germans sprang tw* mines and later entered the French . trenches at several points. Counter attacks, however, drove them out and the French also occupied a. portion oi the mine crater. Except for the infantry attacks at Forges the guns on 'both sides in the Verdun region have been doing all the work. To the southwest of Metz, nea» Pont-a-Moussons, the French artillery has heavily damaged German posi tions. The Russians, under cover of the fire of their fleet, at last have 'been able to make a landing on the Black sea coast to the east of Trebizond, capturing the towns of Atina and Ma prava) and driving off the Turks who opposed them. Two officers and 280, men were taken prisoner and two guns and a quantity of munitions were captured. Considerable fighting between the Russians and the Germans has taken place in northwest Russia, the Rus sian artillery trenches in the Riga sector and dis persing scouting parties in the vicin ity of Friedrichstadt. Owing to the heavy rains and avalanches fighting has almost ceased on the AuBtro-Italian front. smashing German Canada in Need of Men. Canadian ment has sent immigration agents to Michigan to obtain men from the lum ber camps to work on Canadian farms next spring, it was announced Sunday by Findlay MacDiarmid, minister of public works. It is expected that 10, 000 men will be needed in about a month. Toronto.—The govern. Mrs. Ekman Captured., Sait Lake City.—A desire to visit the grave of her daughter, Frances Viola Williams, aged 12, whom sh« murdered, led to the arrest of Mrs. Minnie Ekman in a • room at a local hotel, where she had taken refuge when she arrived in. Salt Lake, aftet her escape from the state mental hospital at Provo. Woman Shoots Priest at Altar. St Paul, Minn.—In the presence of several worshipers the Rev. Henry Ja joski, aged SO, pastor of St. Casimlr's Polish Catholic church, here, was shot and instantly killed at the church Sat urday night by Mrs. Agnes Dudeke, 38 years old, who told the police the priest had wronged her. Old Soldiers to Meet in Missouri. Kansas City.—The national encamp ment ot the Grand Army of the Repub lic will be held in Kansas City from August 29 to September 1 next, it was announced here' Saturday after a meeting of the G. A. R. national offi cers. House Again at Home. New York.— Col. E. M. House, who sailed for Europe December 28 on a confidential mission for President Wil son, arrived here Sunday on the steamer Rotterdam from Falmouth. He departed at once for Washington to meet the presidenL Virginia Enters Dry Column. Richmond, Va. —The lower branch of the Virginia general assembly on Saturday passed the statewide prohi bition „bill, 85 to 5. passed the senate. The law will go into operation November 1, 1916. The bill had Seamen's Act Now in Effect. Washington.—The La Follette sea men's act in so far as it applies to foreign vessels, went into operation March 4, one year after its passage. Provisions applying to American ships have been operative for four months. Franz Bopp Reindicted. Francisco.—New indictments charging a conspiracy against the king of Great Briuin, plotted in San Fran cisco, were returned Saturday against Franz Bopp. German consul here, and six others. San Zeppelins Make Raid. London.—A Zepelin raid took place Sunday night when two hostile air ships cruised over the northeast coast ot England. The official statement tnnouncing the raid gives no informa ton aa to the damage dona.