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Railroads Through the Cas
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caaes Are at Juast oiearea
and Traffic Has Been Re- ,
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Portland, Feb. 5.—Stalled for tnree i
days in Cascade mountains snow drifts, !
four eastern passenger trains, the first ;
BELATED TRAINS
NOW ARRIVING AT
THE COAST CITIES
Into Portland over the O.-W. R. & N. |
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each here since Tuesday, pulled !
this afternoon.
They carried more than 300 passen
gers and great quantities of mail trans
ferred from nearly a dozen other trains
with which they consolidated.
For the last two days the trains
have been held at The Dalles and Hood
River. In those cities, a railroad hat
check was good for a square meal at
any hotel or restaurant.
Although rotary snow
kept at woçk constantly, the snow fell
behind them, choking up the line as )
as opened, and in some!
10-inch w hite j
Street car, telephone, tele
graph and light service was expected
to be normal by Monday.
Rain fell this afternoon and high wa
ter is feared.
plows were
fast as it
places huge slides of snow and rocks j
covered the tracks.
After the worst snow and sleet storm |
in her history, Portland today is wrig- ;
gling from beneath a
blanket.
Seattle, Feb. 5. After a week of dis
comfort under the stress of snow shov
cling, walking to work and even finan
cial losses, and with a new storm fall
«„-.tin hi« chalked
ing over the city, Seattle nas cnawea
up a remarkable period in her current
history during the last seven days. .
Ttnrino- this nerind the citizens have 1
During this period tne citizens nave,
seen their everv means of transporta- I
tion stopped, with the exception of an j
nn,ido(/>n I,..* h-.vn corn n f
occasional Jitney bus. ha\e seen one of |
the proudest buildings in the city, St.
James cathedral, crushed in: hav ' e j
heard the crashes announcing the col
lapse of se\ eral smaller buildings and
have witnessed the unusual sight of
money being spent like so much wntcr
for the removal of mountains of snow.
WEEK AN EVENTFUL
ONE FOR SEATTLE
Today, close of the week, saw mail
communication with the east again
established, telegraphic lines partly re
paired, service resumed on the main
arteries of the street railway service
and deliveries of food, fuel and other
necessities of life re-established. To
day saw another storm begin hut there
is little real apprehension as the snow'
flakes changed to water as they fell
and with the thermometer registering
more than 30 degrees it is hoped that
♦.lie snow' will change to rain and that
another two days will see the passing
of the greatest snow fall since 1893.
Galt, Ont., Feb. 5. Fire of incen
fllary origin broke out this afternoon
in the machine shop of A. R. Jardine ,
& Co., near here, but was quickly
gotten under control. The fir"
working on orders of war.
Immediately following the reports
of the fire Mayor Edwards wired mili
tary dft'ision headquarters for soldiers
to guard the many munitions works
in Galt.
CANADIAN FACTORY
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IN MOHR CASE
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side Mrs. Mohr, reached over and lift
ed her to a sitting position. Tears
streamed down Fitzgerald's face as he
tried to quiet lier. But the freed wo
man sank forward again and for 10
minu(es so remained, her head buried
In her hands, her body shaken with
sobs.
Mrs. Mohr did not even raise her
head when Judge Stearns announced
"Elizabeth Mohr is hereby discharged
from this indictment." Her attorneys
then renewed their efforts to quiet her.
Hundreds Waited for News.
On College hill, near the old court
house, hundreds of persons were wait
ing in a snowstorm to hear the verdict.
Most of them had been there since
morning.
When Mrs. Mohr was half carried
down the steps from the court room
and to the sidewalk, the crowd swept
toward her. The attorneys who fought
the case to a suecessf ' conclusion for
Mrs. Mohr were fairly carried down
the street with her as the throng passed
close in an effort to grasp the little
woman's hand.
' The news flashed through the city
with lightning rapidity. Small boys
who had stationed themselves at the
door parted company with their elders
and ran in all directions shouting:
"She's free! She's free!"
(Jn College street, Mrs. Mohr was
■wept into the law offices of Arthur
Cushing, her chief counsel, by the tre
mendous throng. Once inside, she
grasped her two children, Charlie and
Virginia, in her arms und covered
their faces with kisses. It was Charlie
who took the stand in hls mother's be
half and said he was taught to "love
and pray" for his father.
"I am very happy," said Mrs. Mohr.
"That is all I can say." Later Mrs.
Mohr wept to her home, where she sat
down to dinner with her children with
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out the shadow of Imprisonment hang
ing over her, for the first time since
last September.
Strangely enough, the prison van
which carried the negroes from the
court house to their cell passed the
Mohr residence on Elmwood avenue.
Mohr Home Is Happy.
Bright lights shone from the house.
There was a ring of children's labgh
ter. Outside, through the snowstorm,
passed the van, the negroes Bhackled
to their keepers.
The van had difficulty making its
way to the court house gate to take
the prisoners away. As they emerged
from the court house door, under cus
tody ot flve deP uty sheriffs, the crowd
hooted. "Life for you! Hang them!"
were the shouts from the throng.
Neither Brown nor Spellman showed
any emotion when the verdict was
announced. Spellman blinked his eyes
half turned to speak to Brown,
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but the sobbing of Mrs. Mohr evidently
caUB{ , d t 0 change his mind, and he
turned away.
Mrs. Mohr sat in the living room of
her home tonight with her children, j
Charlie and \ irglnia, clinging to her
Relatlves and friends formed a
Flowers from friends were banked
around the room and others were piled
about the furniture in the reception
"God bless the Jury," Mrs. Mohr
said when asked for a statement.
"I have been persecuted, but I was
lam home
again, with the dearest children in the
world, and I hope to devote the rest of
my life to them."
side.
procession in the house, but Mrs. Mohr
denied herself to all except immediate
members of the family,
telegrams of congratulation have ar
rived we have not been able to count
"So many
them," said Miss Ellen Hanlon, a niece
of Mrs. Mohr, to the United Press cor
respondent.
Flowers From Friends.
hall,
confident 1 would be freed,
Mrs. Mohr did not personally thank
the jury when the verdjet was re
turned. "Uncle Gus" Mohr of Me
Ewensville, Pa., with whom she expects
to make her future home, attended to
that, shaking the hands of each juror.
Mrs. Mohr is still under bond on the
charge of assault against Miss Burger,
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Attorney Lewis made the customary
motions for a new trial for Brown and i
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Attoiney General Rice had nothing |
to say following the return of the ver- I
obvionslv snrnriscd i
dldt - " aa °d'>°usl> surprised. I
N °" li ' at Is free Mrs Mohr will |
receive one-third of the estate of her ,
husband estimated to lie worth
$ an 000 I
E B „ th "other woman"
onvaTolni,
declared to have led up to the
^'in
when the verdict freeing Mrs
returned Neither "£
George Rooks, her brother-in-law,
Florence Ormsby, Ellen Hamm or John
McAndrewB, who appeared against the
accused woman. It was this coterie
whom Fitzgerald described as crying,!
"Crucify her! Crucify her!" after they
had murdered her love.
Trial Wat Sensational.
The trial which ended today after
being in progress for four weeks closed
one of the most sensational chapters
in Rhode Island's criminal history.
Dr. Charles F. Mohr and Emily Bur
ger were shot as they sat in a stalled
automobile on Washington park road
o nthe night of Aug. 31, 1915.
George Healis, the negro chauffeur,
was apparently endeavoring to repair
the engine when the shots were fired
from ambush. Dr. Mohr was v Hied
and Miss Burger seriously wounded.
On Sept. 2 Healis was arrested. La
ter the negroes, Brown and Spellman,
were arrested when Btorles were told
of two negroes having been seen flee
j n({ f r0In t he scene of the crime on a
mot orcycle. The shooting was first
re j )or t e( j as a hold-up. A few days
later the'negroes made a confession,
They declared they were hired by Mrs.
Mohr to kill the doctor and Miss Bur
|ger. Healis was to get $1000 for stop
ping the automobile at a secluded spot
in the road and Brown and Spellman
were to get $2000 each for the actual
shooting, according to their confes
sions,
repudiated.
Mrs. Mohr was arrested on Sept. 13,
and indicted for instigating the murder
of her husband. Motions for a separate
trial were overruled and Mrs. Mohr
was ordered to be tried with the ne
groes on Jan. 8. A few days before
the trial date Healis pleaded nolo con
tendere to a charge of manslaughter,
making it certain he would appear as
a state's witness.
-ater these confessions were
Confession of Healis,
It was understood Healis' sentence
was to be governed by the value of
the story he told on the stand. Healis'
testimony was in line with his origi
nal confession. Brown and Spellman
denied his story. The defense claimed
the state failed to show a motive for
Mrs. Mohr's alleged instigation of the
murder plot. Mrs. Mohr spent three
i days on the stand in her own defense.
She told of heatings administered her
by the doctor, one of the occasions
being »'hen she had gone to Emily
Burger and asked her to keep away
from Dr. Mohr.
Despite his cruelty and drunkenness,
Mrs. Mohr insisted she still loved him.
The state Introduced in evidence let
ters written by Mrs. Mohr to George
Rooks, threatening Miss Burger's life
if she entered the Mohr Newport home
again.
Charlie Mohr, the accused woman's
12-year-old son, told of spying on his
father.
Throughout the trial there was in
the background the hint that a sensa
tion might be sprung should Dr. Mohr's
private practice be gone into. Had
his private books been introduced, it
was declared, the names of many
prominent society women would have
been dragged Into the case.
DEATHS—FUNERALS
The funeral of Charles Ray Sullivan,
who died here Thursday, will be held
at the Schreiber & Bidenfaden chapel
this afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. H. E.
Hobart >f the Christian church will of
ficiate. Interpaent will be in Morris
Hill cemetery and a special funeral car
will be provided for frienda.
ROCKEFELLER AND
MOTHER JONES IN
A COMMON CAUSE
Both Are Working in Be
half of
Boy in the Illinois State
Penitentiary.
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Chicago, Feb. 5.—In Joliet peniten
nary tonight is a "last chance" boy. j
sentenced to life imprisonment. He is
Herman Coppes, 18, the youngest lifer
in Mj no j s and perhaps the youngest in !
the world. i
j n a graveyard at Ludlow, Colo., is
t he body of Harold Snyder, a youth
shot down by mine guards In the fa
mous Ludlow strike of 1913.
At two ends of a telegraph wire aj*e
heroine of countless
Mother Jones,
miners' strikes, and John D. Rockefel
ler, Jr., who, some day, will have most
of the Rockefeller millions. They are
working to give Coppes a chance, in
repayment for the life of Snyder.
Coppes doesn't know that he is the
central figure in the drama. He does
not know that Mother Jones, and Rock
efeller. bitter foes for years, are united
for once, in hope of freeing him that
he may take up life duties that were j
denied Snyder.
Following the killing of young Sny
der, nearly three years ago. Mother
Jones so bitterly attacked Rockefeller.
an owner of the mines at Ludlow that ,
the young multimillionaire agreed it
was said, to repay the life of the miner I
with a deed that would recover another
youth for society.
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time for repayment came today.
Mother Jones, her attorneys said, has
secured the promise of Rockefeller to
pay all fees and to aid in every way
possible the campaign to free young
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Coppes, when a youngster of 14,
killed Mrs. Maud Sleep and her two
h „ d witb an axe at their home
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near Plano, 111. Though the murder
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Ionai Lr,mes ,n ine nisrury or minuta,
Mother Jones declares he was a victim
of circumstances. His environment,
she said ' was that which could pro
duce nothing but «.criminal,
Mother Jones spent most of the week
m Chicago conferring with attorneys
and one day vlalt e d young Coppes, but
d > d ^ t.11 him of the plan to free him.
Hls »fifty rests ivlth Governor Dunne,
and the stat ® board of pardons.
ANOTHER CONTEST ON
STATE PRIMARY LAW
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St. Paul, Minn., Feb. 5.—For the se
cond time within a montji, the Minne
sota presidential preference primary
law was contested today. Walter M.
Carrol, Minneapolis attorney obtained
from the supreme court a writ of man
damus calling upon the secretary of •
state to show why his name should not
appear on the ballot as a candidate for
presidential elector. Carrol wants to
vote for Elihu Root who wouldn't al
low hls name to be filed as a presiden
tial candidate In Minnesota.
Though that section of the law pro
viding that no delegate may vote for a
candidate who has not consented to ap
pear on the ballot, has been held con
stitutional, Carrol presents other alle
gations, among them that the Demo
cratic primary is unnecessary, inas
much as Woodrow Wilson is the only
j Democratic candidate filed for presi
dent.
CHICAGO FINANCIER'S
CONDITION IMPROVES
Los Angeles, Feb. 5.—''Much better,"
was the bulletin issued this afternoon
by physicians attending George M.
Reynolds, president of the Continental
and Commercial bank of Chicago, who
is very ill with a complication of mala
dies.
The financier, who was kept alive
last night by oxygen, rallied. His heart
action was improved and the bronchial
trouble slightly relieved, the physicians
said.
.Preparations are being made at the
Alexandria hotel for the reception of
Reynolds' wife, son and daughter-in
law, who are enroute here from Chi
cago.

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CHILDREN IN DUBLIN
Dublin, Feb. 5.—Great
excitement
was caused here tonight by word that j
nine bombs filled with shrapnel and |
highly explosive materials were fouhd
by children in a drain at Leixlip, 10 !
miles west of Dublin. The police ord- .
«redan lr mediate investigation but
have made no arrests. I
Some paper, in this country are so!
ev^lfpHnt 'aphotograph o TlL Æ
of Wale«
or waies.
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913 MAIN STREET.
SAMPSON MUSIC CO
Now Opposite
GREEN-GRIFFIN JEWELRY STORE.
We Have Moved.
CONTENTION MADE
BY GREAT BRITAIN
DOES NOT APPLY
Is Eliminated by Secretary
Lansing in Consideration
of Disposition to Be Made
of the Appam.
Washington, Feb. B.—The state de
partment today eliminated as irrelevant
one of the chief contentions by which
British Ambassador Sir Cecil Sprlng
Rice hoped to convince the United
States that the former British liner
Appam, now a German prize in New
port News harbor, should be turned
over to the original owners,
This contention was based on de
mands made by the United States in
1861 that prizes captured by confed
erate warships or privateers, should not
be sequestered In British ports. It
became known today that Ambassador
Spring-Rice brought this contention to
Secretary Lansing's notice Friday. It
was considered with other data sup
posed to have bearing on the case. Late
this afternoon It was thrown out, on
the ground that since the Confeder
acy had not Ijeen recognized as a hei
Hgerent power by Great Britain, the
cases were in no way parallel.
Treaties Being Considered.
Whether the Appam will be allowed
to remain indefinitely in an Ameri
can t , s 8tm nB „„certain ss when
she cam e out of the Atlantic fog
blankPt last Tuesday . The department
mu8t have two or three dayB morp at
least in which to determine to what
extent the treaties with Germany
cover the case. The neutrality board
has been asked to give the department
its opinion as to the ship's disposition.
A report is looked for Monday.
The allies will not reply to the de
mand of the United States that mer
chantmen not be armed until the Ger
man raiders now believed to be on the
high sea are captured or sunk, it was
said, in allied diplomatic circles tonight.
These raiders, it was said, are wanted
by the allies as argument against this
government's contention that guns on
allied merchantmen could have no
other use except for war on subma
rines.
Both diplomats and officials of the
state department expect the Appam
case to play an important part in the
allies' reply.
Washington, Feb. 5.—Department of
KEEPING CLOSE ON THE
TRAIL OF FELIX DIAZ
justice agents are keeping close on
the trail of General Felix Diaz, be
cause of reports of a proposed e\
pedition from southern Mexico into
Guatemala. Diaz is in New Orleans
under close surveillance,

ADMIRAL AT ODDS
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Henry i. Mayo oecsuse or amer
8nce8 that havs developed between
« Admiral Fletcher and Rear Admiral
S3 '•S,V„""r.d 1 "cî„Vr'i
head when the war college sent
chargee to Secretarj of the Navy
Daniels that during the "war rame H
Admiral Fletcher hed "violated the
I fundamentals of strategy/'
»Will RENEW
HIS EFFORTS IN
BEHALF OF PEACE
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Return from the Oscar ,
Makes His First Appear
ance in Public Since His
II Trip.
Chicago, Feb. 5.—At least Î4 varieties
of mystery kept step with Henry Ford
when he arrived in Chicago today to
attend the ann 'al banquet of the Mich
igan society at the Blackstone hotel.
The banquet tonight was Ford s first
public appearance since his trip to
Europe to "bring the boys out of the
trenches by Christmas," and he sur
prised the Michigan society by coming
He has previously announced
through his secretary that publicity
given his invitation would prevent him
from coming. The automobile magnate
reached Chicago lrte tills .afternoon,
however. His trip to the hotel was
shrouded with mystery, he kçpt his
room number secret and slipped into
the banquet hall through a line of re
porters who awaited him.
He insisted that he should not be
called on for an address and that re
porters should be barred from the ban
quet hall.
at all.
FORD ASSERTS HIS
WORK FOR PEACE JS
JUST BEGINNING
Chicago, Feb. 6.—In an interview to- I
night with the United Press, the first j
he has given since his return from Eu
rope, Henry Ford declared that his
peace work is Just beginning. "Within
a week," he said, "I will renew my ef
forts stronger than ever."
Ford was interviewed after he had
attended a banquet ol the Michigan
society at the Blackstone hotel.
"The trip of the Oscar II wa's not
even a good beginning," said Ford. "We
will have renewed our efforts within a
week. Just what
I won't say."
The Detroit automobile magnate took
the measure of those who considered
the journey of the peace ship a joke
with one remark.
are going to do
,
Would Do It Again.
*Tf I had to do it again, even forty
times again, I would do it the same
way," he said.
"The Oscar II wiped preparedness off
the first pages of the newspapers.
"When a man buys a knife and fork
he buys it to attack something. When
•a nation buys munitions of w r ar, it
buys them not to defend but to at
tack, for offensive, not defensive pur
poses.
"The Oscar II's trip started the world
to thinking about peace, on both sides
of the water. That is the great good
it has done. We've got an organiza
tion. It is just a nucleus of the' or
ganization that belongs everywhere and
will get everwhere.
"That trip was not even a good be
ginning.''
Ford was asked what his new peace
move will be.
"1 can't say now'," he declared.
"Walt a week. Then you'll see."
"On the Oscar 11 we took a com
munity—men, women and children"—
and then Ford stopped. He explained
they composed a real peace party.
Goes Jokers One Better.
Ford wound up hls statement with
a joke that went "Ford Jokers" one
better. "A man made a will and he
willed that he be burled in his Ford
car as it had pulled him out of many
a hole and might pull him out of an
other." Ford laughed heartily at his
own joke.
Gaston Plantiff, business manager of
the Ford peace party, left Holland for
the United States tonight, according
to a message Ford said he received to
day.
Masked Robber Makes Haul.
San Francisco, Feb. 5.—While 12
startled diners watched helplessly, a
masked robber rifled the Castilian
cafe cash register tonight, holding off
the proprietor meanwhile with a re
volver. His haul was about $100.
REPORT OT INVENTION
(Continued from First Page.)
English attack south of the l^a Bas
were shelled by French artillery. In
see canal and heavy shelling of
French positions in the Vosges.
REPEATED EFFORTS
MADE BY ITALIANS
ARE OF NO AVAIL
Berlin, Feb. 5.—(Via Sayville wlre
i less)—Hurled back with heavy lossas
in repeated attempts to break the Aus
j trian lines, the Italians are weary of
: the war and ready for an early peace,
I the Lokal Anzeiger correspondent at
! the Austrian front, reported today.
I "High Austrian officers state that
I since the Austrian successes at Osla
j via, the Italians have understood dear
: ly the impossibility of breaking the
I Austrian lines," the correspondent
wired. "When the Austrians took the
Italian positions near Uslavia. the
1 Italians put at work whole battertes
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ITALIANS REPULSE
AUSTRIAN ATTACK
I Rome. Feb 5.-Austrlan troops, hear -
,»>' reinforced, attacked the Italian po
.«»Ions on the upper lsonzo in the San
|ta Maria region at dawn Friday but
range trench#»."
were driven off. General Loadorna re
ported to the war office tonight.
At the same time other Austrian di
visions, taking advantage of a heavy
fog. attempted to dislodge the Italians
from their positions on the slopes of
Podgora before Gorltz.
OFFENSIVE BEGUN
ON BALKAN FRONT
Paris, Feb. 5.— A Saloniki dispatch to
the Balkan agency says the German
and Bulgarian forces which have been
stationed along the Greek frontier have
inaugurated an offensive. The move
ment wag started with an artillery
duel, which was in progress tw
days
in the neighborhood of Ooiran. British !
heavy guns are dominating those of
their adversaries.
BLOODY STRUGGLES
ALONG STRIPA RIVER
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Petrograd. Feb. 5.—Russian scouts
penetrated enemy entanglements in the I
Gustow district after artillery had !
wrecked strong positions and annihi
lated a body of enemy troops, it was |
officially announced tonight.
The war office reported numerous
bloody struggles along the
Stripa river and further south, near
the Bessarabian frontier in which
middle
TM TWIT 1 PATTPAQTTC1
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Petrograd, Feb. 5,-Heayy enow ,
storms anti severe temperatures are
Impending the moving of the grand
duke s armies pursuing pie Turks in
the Caucasus, the war office staled t
Austrian outposts were scattered or
annihilated.
SNOW INTERFERES
night.
these obstacles, continues.
In Persia, Russian troops threw back
the Persians in the. region of Hamadan
in the direction of Nokhovend.
The Russian advance, despile
THOUSANDS HOMELESS
ASRESULTOF FLOODS
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Memphis, Tenn., Feb. 5 1 .—Four dead *,
and thousands homeless
of flood conditions in Arkansas along
ere results
the Mississippi river tonight.
Breaking of a levee at
Ark., rendered 500 persons homeless.
Three negroes were said to have been
downed there. Warned by federal fore
casters, the women and children of
Clarendon fled to Brinkley, Ark., for
safety, while the men remained be
hind to fight the onrushing waters
The levee broke tonight.
At Arkansas City, one man
drowned in the flood. Heavy damage
was reported at Lake Village.
The river Is still rising and will not
reach Its crest until late next week,
according to government predictions.
At Memphis tonight the river was at
42 feet, three feet and six inches be
low' the high water mark. It Is ex
pected to reach 44 feet. The situa
tion here lri considered well in hand.
Clarendon,
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AN END TO THE WAR
London. Feb. 5.—Unconfirmed dis
patches from Basle, Switzerland, to
night reported a renewal of rioting in I
Lelpsic by crowds of German women
demanding an ending of the war. The
Basle dispatches said that German i
troops have been dispatched to Leip- j
sic to quell the disturbances.
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MEMBER OF ARSON
GANG IS ARRESTED
Oakland, Cai., Feb. 5.— G. H. Totvn,
tenth member of an alleged arson ring,
disclosed by the recent confessions of
Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Burright, has
bee narrested in Silverton, Ore., the
local police were notified tonight.
An officer was immediately dispatch
ed to bring him here, where he is want
ed on a charge of operating with Bur
right in the burning of a house.
Only one member of the organization,
\ ivhkii Is charged with widespread ar
' son on the Pacific coast, is now at
i large.
We have for sale a limited number of copies of the
CODIFIED LAWS
of the State of Idaho
Relative to Public Waters,
Water Rights and Irrigation
These laws were published by direction of the Idaho
Irrigation and Drainage Code Commission, Dec., 1915
Paper bound. .
Full Sheep. ...
... $1.00 per copy
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Capital News Job Rooms
BOISE, IDAHO
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TAKEN BY BRITISH
LATEST REPORT
Information Is Received at
Washington That Career
of Boat That Captured the
Appam Is Ended.
Washington, Feb. 5.—The British
embassy tonight had a report from a
source which it would not reveal, that
'the German raider which has been
I preying on allied shipping off ths
! ' 'unary islands and which captured the
Appam, had been captured by British
| warships. Further information was
refused.
The reports that British war vessels
f rom the Gibraltar and the other
Mediterranean bases were immediately
rushed to the Canaries when the ad
miralty first learned of the new Ger
man activities, were informally con
firmed. These vessels have been scour
ing the ocean in search of the fleet
Teuton cruiser and it is understood, at
hast caught up with and silenced her.
! VV'hether the raider was sunk
, fla)ç f|v , or Burrendered to the Brit .
jah wa „ h| could not be lear „e d , the
eml) .. gsv '„ report „Id not tell,
with
French vessels co-operated with
British men of war, it was intimated
As part of the program to bring to a
quick halt the devastations of the raid
Bouvet Joined
ers, the French cruii
the guard off Newport News waiting
for any attempt of the German crew of
the Appam to again take her out to
sea.
In view of the large amount of bul
lion and other valuables on board the
raider, it was suggested her crew
might have scuttled her and taken to
open boats before they surrendered the
vessel to the British.
Tells of Explosives on Board.
Newport News. Feb. 5.—There are
no explosives on board the captured
I liner Appam that w ould endanger ship
*, 1 , * I1 P * n ' ,le harbor in the event of acci
dental or premediated discharge. Lieu
* enan * The commander, told Col
lector Hamilton today when Lieutenant
Ber ~ ashore to arrange for food.
Berg did not say, however, that the ex
plosives aboard
powerful to destroy the ship if it was
decided to blow her up.
ere not sufficiently
NO RELIEF IN SIGHT
FOR STRICKEN TOWNS
Ambrose, N. D., Feb. 5.—Hope of t
ting relief to 10 North Dakota, Can
ada and Montana towns north and west
of here for several days
cally abandoned tonight,
fair weather may be
line crews attempting to smasti through
drifts that have tied up the Kenmare
White Tail branch, leaving residents
of these 10 towns without facilities to
get food or fuel for 23 days. Their
condition is known to be serious. Thir
ty-four trains had been used up to to
day, and all were back tonight, unsuc
cessful.
qis practi
Continued
vaited to aid Soo
I
i
j
PARIS HEARS REPORTS
stble influence on (fi e Spanish war
I party reports that a near revolution
' has broken out in the Portuguese cap
ital. excited greatest Interest here to
night.
Only meagre dispatches, those evi
dently greatly delayed in transmission,
have reached Paris. They told of mobs
parading streets, or half-starved wo
men and children looting the shops and
of rioters battling with the republi
can guards in the streets of IAsbon.
Will of Mrs. Fisks Filed.
Los Angeles, Feb. 5.—The will of
Mrs. Marie Antoinette Fiske, of Pasa
dena, filed for probate today, makes
provisions for building another dormi
tory at Princeton university.

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