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WANT ADS Reach Thousands In a few hours' time. EVENING CAPITAL NEWS THE WEATHER. Snow tonight and Fri day; colder. Vol. XXIX TEN PAGES BOISE, IDAHO, THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 1913. No. 175 FROM THE CONTEST CANDIDATE TOR SENATORS! 1 IN 1915 Action Taken Because the Question Has Been Raised as to His Citizenship— Candidates Making Claims as Result of New Develop ment. Former Governor Frank Gooding to day formally withdrew from the (sena torial race. In the statement here pub lished, the former governor filveB his reasons for his notion, and extends thanks to those who have supported his candidacy. Though a rumor gained ground lato yesterday afi ternoou to tile effect that Governor G Hiding was contemplating withdrawal, final action on the mat ter was not taken until tlds morning, when his sta temont was given out. Governor ( binding had been consld ered one of the strongest contenders fur the short term to fill the vacancy | caused by the demise of the late Sena- i tor Heyhurn. It had been rumored around the lobbies of the hotels that, unless something unforeseen happened, that Governor Gooding would have had more than an even chance of obtain ing the majority vote on the question ! of the senatorship. It i« known that considerable sup-; t :■! had been promised to Governor, Gooding, and that legislators, variously I estimated to be from 11 to more than tin in number, had pledged their votes ] to him. His withdrawal at this time has thrown the senatorship into an even greater tangle than before, and the I probable effect of the withdrawal can-j not ai tills time be estimated. Governor Gooding's withdrawal is! said to have been tile result of a clever political move, whereby tils citizenship; was questioned. He announces at this | time tHat he will be a candidate for, the senate two years from now. CLAIMS OF CANDIDATES. Each One Sees Advantage for Him In Retirement of Governor Gooding. The withdrawal of former Governor Gooding from the ranks of senatorial aspirants, which was officially, an nounced this morning, lias resulted in a great deal of conjecture among the members of both houses of the stato legislature as well as among the re maining candidates, as to Its probable effect upon the chances of those still retaining their lints in the ring. Among all It is conceded that Gover nor Gooding had developed a great deal of strength, and while the num ber of legislators actually pledged to his candidacy may never become known, the future disposition of the votes which Governor Gooding had corralled is the main topic of discus sion and the one thing which is occu pying the attentions of the remaining senatorial aspirants. Just who the legislators are who were favorable to Gooding before his ■withdrawal, and who those Gooding supporters will line up with In the coming fight. Is not apparent. At earh of the headquarters of the senatorial candidates tills morning, claims were being made that the votes (Continued on Page Two; V A in' kin look as simple as th' hat makes a whole aisle Kit up he-ater while ho takes his seat, urel Mapes, a lifelong: Bull died yisterday at ih' aKe of wo. EX-GOVERNOR FRANK R. GOODING. • •••••••«••••••••••••••••••••a EX-GOVERNOR GOODING'S STATEMENT. To the Members of the Twelfth Session of the Legislature and tlie People or Idaho: 1 have been on active candidate for United States senator to (ill the unexpired term of the late Senator Heyburn. A doubt as to mv eligi bility to till the position, if elected, has been raised, and I do not feel in Justice to myself and to the Republican party, which has honored me in the past, and to all the citizens of Idaho, tluit I have any right to con tinue longer as a candidate for this great office. with the senate evenly divided In the next session, 1 believe wo must look forward to the most momentous contest between the two great parties in the senate ever known In American politics. 1 would not lie honest with myself and the people of Idaho, so long as a doubt has been raised as to my eligibility to continue in the tight. There has never been a question in my own mind as fo my citizen ship. 1 have always believed myself to have been In the position occu pied by Governor Boyd of Nebraska, but after a thorough investigation there is some question raised as to that. So the duty 1 owe the people of Idaho Is a plain and simple one, to withdraw from the senatorial con test now before tile Twelfth session of the Idaho legislature. I have lived in America 45 years, and in Idaho for 32 years. I have known no other country and no other flag, and I believe I can best serve tlio party which has honored me twice by electing me governor of this state, hy withdrawing from the contest. if there is any doubt as to my eligibility to a. seat In tlie United States senate at this time, that doubt will have passed away before the matter of the election of a senator comes up two years hence. I shall be a candidate for the United States senate from Idaho before the people, of the state at that time. i want to take this opportunity to thank all the members of the legislature for their kindness to me. I do not believe I have an enemy among them all. I know I have many warm supporters in that assem bly. t want to thank my friends In all parts of the state who have worked so loyally to advance my candidacy. I am not sorry I have been a candidate at tills time, for it is worth being United States senator several times to know T have the respect and esteem of the great ma jority of the people of Idaho. F. H. GOODING. DUD DEEF SOLD TO INDIANS IT IS Ci» Said That the Interior De- ! partment Officials Had Knowledge of the Sale— Gross Frauds Alleged. Washington, Jan. 9.—Sales of dis eased beef to Crow Indians, with the knowledge of the interior department officials, was charged today by Mrs. Helen Pierce Gray, an investigator, be fore the senate Indian affairs com mittee, hearing Senator Townsend's resolution to direct the interior depart ment to send the Crow records to the attorney general for investigation. Mrs. Gray declared that beef of rattle with lump jaw, sold to the Indians by les sees of their land, had infected the Indians. Senator Townsend declared he was convinced that gross frauds had been perpetrated on the Indians and that an investigation should be made. Texas as a Corn-Growing State. Greenville, Texas, Jan. 9.—That Texas is able to grow corn as well as cotton is strikingly evidenced by the large number and high class of the exhibits at the seventh annual show, which was opened here today by the Texas Corn Growers' association. More counties are represented in the dis play than at any of the previous shows given hy the association. The show will continue through the remainder of the week. In connection there will be daily sessions of ihe eorn growers, with lectures and addresses hy noted agricultural experts LDDCINC HOUSE DESTROYED AND TWO LIVES LOST Believed That Other Bodies May Be Found in Ashes Guests Escape in Night Clothes. San Francisco, Jan 9.—Two uniden -■ tiffed bodies were removed from the ruins of two water front lodging houses that were destroyed by fire tliis morning and possibly other bod-1 ies will be found in the ashes. A score or more were Injured in the dash for safety and three firemen were badly hurt by the collapsing of the building. I Policemen dragged a dozen smoke- ! stupefied lodgers to the streets Fully 100 guests escaped In their tiiglit clothes, to shiver In the cold rain. Locked doors prevented a thorough search of the building before it was swept by the flames. Sailors and long shoremen usually frequented the house, although one of the Injured is a woman. St. Anthony Man Killed. St. Anthony, Jan. 9.—Christian An- derson, a machinist at the St. Anthony Milling & Elevator company, was caught In a belt while oiling a shaft 1 yesterday and was Instantly killed. I ------ WILL FINANCE TEAM IF THERE IS NO SUNDAY BALL! Keokuk, la.. Jan. 9 —The Y. \V. C. ] A. lias agreed to finance a local clubj in the Tliree-I league, provided hase-j ball enthusiasts of the city would agree to dispense with Sunday games. I Oregon Judge Sends Greet ings to Prisoners in the Contempt Case •F Klamath Falls, Ore., Jan. 8, 1913. •F Hon. Dow Dunning, State Senator, *F Boise, Idaho. •F T send ten dollars to be applied on contempt fine ♦F of Sheridan, Broxon and Cruzen with the wish that •F heaven's choicest blessings may be and abide with •F them and theirs forevermore. See mv letter. •F HENRY E. McGINN, •F Circuit Judge of the State of ♦F Oregon for Multnomah County, •F Department Number Three. «F«F*F*F*F*F*F*F'F'F*F*F'F*F*F*F*F < F*F*F*F , i**i* , i* THE NATION'S EYES UPON IDAHO. I ! 1 I ] I Under the above head the Salt Lake Herald-Republi can prophesies the defeat of the Republican party and the success of the Progressive party unless action is taken im mediately by the people of the various states, and particu larly by the people of Idaho, to curtail the power claimed by the supreme court of this suite in the recent contempt proceedings, as a result of which three Idaho citizens, peaceable and law abiding in every respect, are now serv ing sentence of 10 days in the Ada county jail, and wherein there has been levied fines against them aggregating near ly $2000. The Salt Lake paper speaks most bitterly of the situation thus thrust upon the Republican party and the people of the nation. It says: Mr, Roosevelt's telegram of protest, conspicuously dis played in every newspaper of importance in the United States yesterday morning, has made the Idaho instance of judicial tyranny a national issue. Casual readers of the newspapers who might otherwise have paid but cursory attention to this subject of such vital importance to every citizen, have now given it much more than a passing glance because the best-advertised man in the world is concerned in it. Not only have these Idaho victims of judicial astigma tism furnished Mr. Roosevelt's propaganda the publicity it craves, but they have furnished justification for his radical ism. Showing themselves utterly destitute of judgment and understanding, the blow the Idaho jurists had hoped to strike at unwarranted radicalism has recoiled upon the conservative elements of the nation. The chimerical recall of judges and of judicial decisions has been given an im petus it could not hat e hoped from a decade of agitation and disputation. The weakness of the former president's fervent advo cacy of his newly-embraced fads during the recent cam paign lay in his inability to justify himself to the American people: he could not convince them that there exists any necessity for such radical changes in our methods of gov ernment. Thousands that might have enlisted under his banner, attracted thereto by his theories of industrial de mocracy and social justice, were repelled by his indorse ment of the recall of judges and judicial decisions. They felt that such radical control of the courts was unneces sary, that no abuses existed that justified the resort to such drastic remedies. Upon this class of American citizenship, the despotic action of Idaho's supreme court can have but the one effect: it makes converts to Colonel Roosevelt's harebrained cult from the ranks of those who heretofore had held aloof because of his position regarding the judiciary. "No anarchist agitator," declares the colonel in his tel egram to his party chairman in Idaho, "could ever do anv ■ thing against the courts comparable in effect to these ac tions of the highest of one of oui state courts"—and we fully agree with him. Not even the most superheated im aginai ion could have conceived, nor the most reckless tongue have published to the world, a prophecy of immi nent judicial despotism that could compare with what has actuallv occurred in the (lem state; had the most radical of visionary proponents of direct government predicted some such happening, the public would have only stared in incredulous amazement. Il lias remained for judicial dig nity and respect to receive its moT damaging blow from those who should be chiefly interested in conserving it. The Herald-Republican has never approved Mr. Roose velt's direct government principles; we opposed them front the moment that he surprised and pained his best friends bv his advocacy. W e have resisted with such skill as we may the judicial recall madness and its twin fallacy the recall of judicial decisions. Despite the numerous abuses that permeate, like stifling poison, our system of judicial procedure, we have felt that the proposed remedy was much worse than the disease: we considered that the in justice that would he fostered by mobocratic control of the courts of law would be infinitely worse than the admittedly great injustice that now constantly occurs. Nor has this Idaho outrage, this travesty upon justice, changed our opinion with regard to the recall. But we concede that some limitation must he placed upon this new oligarchy that lias arisen in America before it is everlastingly too late. Because abuses often continue until some unendurable manifestation of them brings the people to immediate un derstanding of their dangerous character, it is probable that this wanton orgie in Idaho is a blessing despite its sin ister disguise. The intimate connection of Mr. Roosevelt with the case insures wide publicity and much discussion. The matter will be thoroughly agitated and from it should spring a reform that will mark the crime of last Thursday as merely the last desperate effort of expiring judicial ab solutism. •F^F'F'F'F'F'F'F'F'F'F'F'F'F'F'F'F'F'F'F'F'F'** * «I* * — * •J* | | • •§• ♦ ♦I* t |, y •f* ♦ » ! ! ! ♦F •F ♦F •F ♦F *1* REFUSED TO GIVE BANKERS' NAMES TO COMMITTEE New York Man Certified to Speaker of the House for Contempt — Profits With out Putting Up Money. Washington, Jan. 9.—Because he re fused to give to the houKe money trust committee the names of 24 national bank officers who profited in a syndl cate formed to market the stock of the California Petroleum company, George G. Henry, of Solomon & Co., New York bankers, was today certified to the speaker of the house for contempt. The full banking and currency commit tee voted unanimously for that action. Henry testified that national banks and national bank officers participated In the syndicate to the extent of $1,085, 000, and without putting up any money or taking over any stock, took profits of about $50,000. He maintained that his confidential relations with customers would not allow him to furnish the names of the participants. Speaker Clark will review the case to determine whether he will certify to the district attorney for prosecution. The case threatens to involve the ultimate ques tion of the committee's authority to ln quire into affairs of national banks, which probably would be taken to the supreme court. JAIL ÄNCES OF EIGHT MONTHS FOR TWO WOMEN __ Convicted of Committing Outrages in Connection With Militant Campaign of English Suffragettes. London, Jan. 9.—Long sentences were passed today on two militant suf fragists, many of whom, in recent months have engaged in the campaign of destruction of malls. May Billina hurst and Louisa Gay, two of the first to he arrested in connection with these,' I outrages, were condemned to eight months' imprisonment each. May Bil- » I linghurst, who is a cripple and unable to get about except on a tricycle, has [been imprisoned on several occasions in connection with the suft'rage cam - ! ; palgn. The evidence showed that letter boxes throughout the Center and vest nd of London had been damaged, with • *- —*-—*~ l '-- —■' r "cld" of their contents, hy means sticky fluids and Ink. In some cases oil-soaked burning rags had been in ! sorted in the boxes. Many valuable documents were destroyed. It was hard I to capture the perpetrators, as, In most 1 instances, the destructive fluids were passed into the boxes In uncorked bot 1 tics contained in ordinary envelopes. ARMY CANTEEN IS FAVORED BY HIGH OFFICERS Washington, Jan. 9—In favor of the restoring of the army canteen, Secre tary Stlmson, Surgeon General Toor ney, Brigadier General Wotherspoon and Representative Bartholdt of Mis souri, appeared before the house mili tary affairs committee today to urge Mr, Btrtholdt's bill for that purpose. Secretary Stlmson said that without the canteen conditions were worse than when the salo of beer and light wines was allowed at army posts. Secretary Stlmson testified that the government was anxious to clean out the red light district In Colon before the Panama canal opens fo said that on his recent visit to Panama lie attempted to open negotiations for the government to buy the 10 acres comprising the district, but was un able to do so, despite his offer of a high price. Such acquisition would have to he by treaty with Panama. Surgeon General Toorney, V. S. A., said at the Presidio in California there has been much Intemperance among the soldiers because of the large number of saloons Just outside the post. traffic, lie NO WORD RECEIVED FROM THE PANTHER Washington, Jan. 9.—The naval tug Sonoma, which left Hampton Roads with the Panther, has arrived at Guan tanamo. No word has been received from the Panther, but officials insist there is no reason to fear for her safety as a result of being «J*[the recent gale. ight ini j FLING IS TAKEN AT COURTS BY Vice President-Elect Sends Message to the Legislature SAYS PROGRESSIVE LEGISLATION NEEDED Refers to Decision of the In diana Supreme Court in Constitutional Convention Case—Stern Warning Is sued Against Lobbyists. , , . 1 " 1 ns ^ lor ' ty t?ove J nn \ en , t 1 : Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 9*—^Unless progressive legislation la enacted, the people, some day, will open up the cul de-sac even though the opening may lead representative government over a precipice into pure socialism or pater nalism," said Governor Marshall In his message to the Indiana legislature to day. "Representative government does not mean that present-day conditions cannot be remedied. Upon the con trary, progressive legislation may be enacted with no disturbance to the checks and balances of our system of government. "The last general assembly recog nizing our unfortunate condition with reference to the amendment of the state constitution, ordered presented for adoption or rejection by the peo ple at the election in 1912 a new con stitution. An action was brought to enjoin and restrain the governor and the other members of the state board of election commissioners and the sec retary of state from putting the ques tion of adoption nr rejection upon the ballot. The litigation resulted in a permanent injunction by the Indiana supreme court upon a divided opinion, three members of the court being in favor >*f the injunction and two Criticises the Court. •With utmost respect for the ma f the supreme court, I felt that had usurped the functions of the islature and executive branches o? e sheriff of the court would have a rather interesting time in getting possession of my body and punishing me for contempt; and that such decisions gave greater !m notus to the recall of judges and de than all the opinions of mere laymen touching the usurpations of the courts. Yet, I realized I might be wrong. "Though believing that It was raak (Contlnued on Page Two! INJUNCTION AGAINST THE LUMBER TRUST New York. Jnn. 9.—The government's petition for a permanent injunction against the Eastern States Retail Lum ber Dealers' association, alleged to be a combination in restraint of trade, was granted by the federal district court today. SUSPENDS INCREASE IN RATES ON PAPER Washington. Jan. f>.—A proposed In crease of 10 per cent in freight rates on news print paper from Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, to destinations in the United »States, was suspended today by the interstate commerce commission from Jan. 11 to July It. SOCIAL BETTERMENT LAWS RECOMMENDED BY GOV. M'GOVERN Madison. Wls., Jan. 9.—Broad plans for industrial, social and economic betterment were recommended to the Wisconsin legislature today by Gov ernor Francis E. McGovern In his message to that body. He recom mended simplification of the Income lax, a more flexible woman's and chil dren's labor law, taxation of minenl deposits under ground, and voting hy mail for citizens away from their horn« precincts.