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II BENEFIT OF IDAHO PROTECTS Resolutions Are Adopted at Closing Session of Boise Maintenance and Opera tive Conference. The Boise Maintenance and Opera five conference came to a successful i close Saturday evening after a session of three days, during which Irriga- | tion and crop problems were discussed I to some length from all angles by en- j gineers and project managers The ! discussions brought out many points ttnd it was tlie unanimous opinion that considerable legislation was needed **n irrigation matters. A committee as chosen by the conference to i act with a like committee to be ap- ! pointed at the coming session of the Idaho Society of Engineers ami the ! ,,f s ; Idain State Banking association to out« tlie line Irrigation needed legislation affecting anil drainage in all The committee selection from 1 1. phases. the conference is headed by Will com-! W.' L. ' manager Mountain G lb8on ( manager of t lie Homo Co-operative Irrigatk puny; D. U. Hubbard Gorton of Richfield, general vt the Idaho Irrigati Franklin of Boise and ex-Senator Fred I \V. Hastings of Lincoln county. l»f K I a ; '. J. i company ; The resolutions passed at tbe closing 1 I ! the I (l if the conference a as fol scsî I this con "Resolved, it is the sense ference that the next session legislature of the requested to enact tlie necessary legis lation to constitute f Idaho state hat known Titer commission or . is a state board of T eh shall have ; thority to administer the public of the state. pont ro I, ■ •iters r.f "This board shall be constituted h ree nembers, one of whom shall *>e the slate engineer, and he shall be the hairim.n of the board. other two icmbers shall *»e "1 he appointed by the govern« • for a t f six years, except that in the •m nitlal ,,n.y shall be for ont app ihree years. "This board shall have entire co Tol and authority over the appropria - e of the waters «f the! •ml it shall be c and Bon niât««. and fix the caters of the lut y of the seme. "It is further recommended that an amendment to the constitutif state be tbe effect tb i. nr«mired excent bv ohtuininc a nermit niquirea ex« « pi "> nm.umng a P' rmu from the office of the state engineer, submitted t«» the voters. a ter right can be t lie approx al of t he sa io and subject t b< m r« 1. "Recognizing the immens Of tbe water supply of tbe state of Idaho, ind realizing the present inadequacy data Concerning the it is hereby resolved that it is I lie sense of this conference that the imperative necessity for taking steps vali of dependable same. to acquire this information be brought from the state treasury for co-opera tion ith the Unite«! States geological! is hereby means for ace« the best irged as iplishing this purpose. survey ! j 1 FILLING IN FiSSURE IN NEW YORK CANAL; ENGINEERS PUZZLED ; Although over 1000 yards of gravel , has been dumped into the big crack which occurred several weeks ago in the New York «anal, the hole has not been nearly filled and considerable more work xxiil be re«juired before the fissure can he closed sufficiently send water through the «anal to thej Deer Flat reservoir. According to made an examination, the condition is hile peculiar, it can , . , , not be directly traced to any source. Ther- Is no official report of an earth qunkc at the lime the fissure appear-!"**"« cd and the engineers do not believe it was ca« 'sod by the 'quake feit here «orne time previous. It was thought that the gravel put into the crack v as sufficient t«> fill it, but with -the wet weather, the dirt settled to o considerable depth and the work of puddling more in it cannot he done until the mow and ice go««s off,i xx h ich w ill probably be another \v«ek! or more. It is given out that th«' fis-! sure will be puddled as soon ns pus sible and a floxx* of water sent down the canal to the lower reservoir. ! to I ho have engineers a local one According to txvo engineers wh«. made an investigation, the fissure jg five feet wide in the widest place and THE FRISE REGION lie in length, ex Is a quarter of tending each side <»f the «anal and on be a si 1 y t rat ed one side cn sifalfa field some into an distanc« GERMAN AIRSHIP IS SHOW DOWN IN „ . . . . PariR keb. ».-A Ctermun alwhlp was shot down in flnmna this mom-1, Ing between Vlllers and Herbecourt, in the region of Frise by Pilot Sergeant) Guynemer of the French air corps it was officially announced tonight. This is the fourth enemy aircraft brought down by Guynemer since the) beginning of the war. The French Official statement does not specify that the German airship n Zeppelin, though the term air WHS ship is usually employed only in refer-j ring to dirigibles. It is possible that smaller German dirigible not a Zep pelin, was shot down. jOBRFGOR SPLITS WITH HIS CHIEF; MORE FIGHTING Disquieting News Comes From Mexico — Carranza' Troops Are Reported to Have Met Reverses. El Paso. Tex., Feb. 6.—Defeats for Carranzista troops and that General Alvaro Obregon, •evival of rumors commander-in-chief of the Carranza * ( mored i rebels who have conquered the state armj has split with the defacto gov ernment, were contained in advices from México tonight. The break between Obregon nnd| Carranza was reported to have taken plactj early in the week. Mexican re ? as ru ith the supposed to have Obregon fugees here said. have allied himself •axaca. Neither confirmation nor denial of the report could he obtained >m the Carranzista officials here. Anti-Carranza forces attacked and ; captured Parral, Chihuahua, accord to advices reecived In mining elr All Americans had escaped the The fighting was de General Argu 1 mg des messages stated, scribed as "severe." ' medo's rebels w ere comprised tl.c attacking party. confirmation of the I report that Francisco Villa was sur There i On tbe contrary General Ar rounded. surrendered with o Rodriguez wh 30 Villista followers at Casa Grandes. 1 Un I said the bandit leader was at San ; Buenaventura, 30 miles from Casas ' Grandes, and made no mention of his j being surrounded. Rodriquez and his were granted amnesty, according to Gen rrl Gabriel Gavirn, Carranza I men 'commandant in Juarez. have only 60 loyal followers with j t him. j j I ,,f on with Flint, Mich., Feb. 5.—Crowded to ca north-bound local car on the | ..maw and Flint division ^|j, hjg Hn rnihVay collided head p. ... . . . empty south-bound special car near , , , , , -, ,u r .-.s . Parkland, a few miles north of Hint, . , lo!li o| U Thirty persons were injured, I ] j " ,;m Pafsougera was raveling at an eatimuled speed of J6 miles an hour| 1 Jan. is and said the British censor aI . . > i ublish d :I ,! , , ' , England, though cable dispatches to several perhaps fatally »understanding of orders is said 1 t«) have been responsible for the wreck. ! The north-bound local, with more j A The crew of at the time of the crash. escaped the special jury by jumping. Tious in CONFIRMS REPORT OF SINKING OF LINER New York, Feb. 5.—Passengers nr riving on the White Star liner Baltic confirmed the report that the Holland-American liner Ryndam struck a mine off the mouth of the Thames today lowed that fact the United States contained no men tion of the nature of the accident. f f loin 1 report said the mine The first had been placed by the Germans. A ; coroner's jury at Graves, End reported in its findings that the evidence did s hot her it was , not disclose enemy ! mine. The Ryndam was still at Graves End undergoing repairs when the Bal tic sailed Jan. 36. To Electrify Wilder Branch. ■ . .. , . ........ . branch, received the following splendid . ..... "•'"* r fr '' m 1 U H R «* w "»'« n " w ot * hl * whkh ls * ood " ml «elf-explana «'l.hago, January 28. 1316. Messrs. William L. Hasbrouck, ( -«* W alter Griffiths, t ( omm ittee. ( a, dwell, Idaho, Gentlemen: I have >our communlca tton ° r tl,p twenty-fourth, uni., and I arn ver * v mu ' pb*ase«l t«» have the hon oro ^ thus addressed, * purchase some of the bonds In «tuestion a« soon as advised of what is! .deemed by proportion: and t<i deter mine that. (News, Caldwell.) >f the Caldwell Com mercial dub having in charge the The I it tee comi el 1 - ing of the 'aldwell Traction Co.'s bonds of the Wilder electrifying tory : I desire who G 'aldwell have a mow nls. subscribed and what I wish to know fr : on the lx,rids begins an«|l also to know if the full amount for the! bonds I purchase will I 'ather than the notes for the 30 per cent and 40 per cent of deferred! payments as outlined in the subscrip tion blank. 1 bellev e tm* l a 1 all hat date the interest accepted in «ash orthy cause and 1 further believe the Caldwell Traction Lld „ mertl thf . cltizens of aldwell and th( , citizens in the vicin than half ity of the Wilder branch m«j way in bonding their entire system as well as the proposed Wilder brunch. I trust you will meet with unbounded success in securing tbe full amount of funds necessary to carry the enterprise to the usual "Caldwell Success." Yours sincerely, W. H. REDWAY, No. 840 Eastwood Ave., Uhl« ago, 111. Why not take the Capital News and get ALL of the news? »MUCKSON BRANDEIS TO 1 MADE AT HEARINC Charge Now Made That President Wilson's Ap pointee "Threw the Rail way Increase Cases. > y Washington. Feb. 5.—A charge that Louis D. Brandeis, nominee for the su preme bench, "threw the railway in crease cases a year ago".at the request of President Wilson, will be made to the senate Judiciary sub-committee Wednesday by Clifford Thorne, Iowa rate commisslOAcr, according to friends of Thorne in the senate, who say they have been informed of his intentions. According to these men. President Wilson had made up his mind that in view of the precarious financial condi tion of the country, the railroads should have more money, so that an added credit might be obtained for extension work. The hearing, however, Thorne's sen ate friends say. was featured by Thorne's showing that the railways were earning an average dividend of .308 per cent and that they were not Justified in asking the increase, Thorne's backers declare that then Brandeis, despite this apparent showr ing and despite his atorneyship for the government and shippers, gave the opinion that the railways needed more - revenue, that this was in direct oppo sition to the case which Thorne j thought he had set up and the feeling between himself and Brandeis since that time has been bitter, even taking on a personal phase. Writes to the Senators, Thorne has ritten his senate friends that he believes Brandeis did this, he raus he thought the president's po litical future would be threatened un less the railways were given additional revenues and extension work begun. Senators fror the middle west, Brandois' opponents said today, have been hearing voluminously from farm ers and shippers in their states, all strenuously opposed to Brandeis. Or ganized labor, however, generally has taken a stand favorable to him. Thorne will not be allowed to make his fight without facing opposition *o bimeslf. Joseph N. Teal, a leading at torney of Portland, Ore., who also ap reared in the rate cases, ns an asso elate of Thorne, will appear in defense of Brandeis. Lieutenant Governor F.shelman of California, a former head of the state railwny commission of 'that state and its representatives at t> , Ä , Gbe rate hearing, wll appear also. A|W . ** , . . otner chaigo against Brandeis is An that I be appeared as attorney on both sides ] of the famous Lexon case in Ly j Mass., in 1906. James T. Lexon, so the barge runs, failed, and retained Bran deis to protect his interests. Later, he dlgcovered> u iB averred, that Brand-la also had been retained by the creditors. His Shoe Machinery Connection. On this charge Dr. P. J. Lenox of this city has been summoned. James F. Starrow and S. W. Swin slow of the United Shoe Machinery company and connected with the Hig ginson financial Interests of Boston, will appear (o testify that Brandei( drew the leasing clause for the com 1 puny, "the trust," and later attacked I these clauses as illegal nfter having been retained by St. Louis, Mo., shoe manufacturers. It was said about the capitol today that these interests, to gether with the New Haven, would en deavor also to have Richard Olnev, J former attorney general, to appear in opposition to the confirmation. T. Shelling, attorney of New York .... . . . J ( ity, who has been connected with shoe a early I o the appointment haa j effect of the Thorne charges, which have been mailed to alii ! senators, has been that the Progrès-! slve-Republlcan group generally has 1 adopted an attitude that It must be 1 shown in regard to the rate cases. This group quite approves of ottrnr phases of Hrandeis' activities and opinions. It is considered a certainty Brandeis himself will appear before the com ■ mittee, since he is the only person who jean answer several of the charges against him. 1 ! j • | 1 machinery patents, and C. Barren, 1 financial writer of New York and Bos ton, also have been summoned. While the bitterness of the nntag«>nism t abated, the j * I is! Hurt Twice in One Day. Pan Francisco, Feb. 5.—This was an unlucky day for Harry Whatford, newsboy. An automobile bumped him once, and then while it took him to the hospital, got into a new smash-up which added to his injuries. Three other persons were slightly hurt, too, in the second accident. mm project HAS PROSPEROUS YEAR I That the crops on the Minidoka pro jet t this year under a conserxatlve es timate amounted to $2,500,000 and that the estimate was not made upon the present high prices «»f produce, ia the news brought here fr«»m the wealthy southeast by Barry Dibble, manager of the Minidoka project, who has been in attendance at the Boise Maintenance ar.d Operative conference. The crop value this year, he states, is Just about half tbe entire cost «if tbe project, which he maintains is u most excel lent record. a ' I laid to show tbe engineers who attend the annual inerting of the Idaho So ciety of Engineers to be held at Bur ley, a big time while in that section. Mr. Dibble states plans are being Sometimes a bachelor makes woman happy by n«>t marrying her. Villa seems to be Mexico's him of. hale. DECISION IN 11 LUSITANIA CASE WITH PRESIDENT No Announcement Is Ex pected for Several Days at Least—Will Confer With! Lansing Monday. Washington, Feb. 5.—The Lusitania' case once more Is up to President Wil son. Until he discusses Germany's latest informal suggestion for a settle ment with the secretary of state on Monday no new developments are ex pected according to positive assertions by state department and White House officials. Secretary Lansing said late today that no announcement would be made "for two or three days at least." Any announcement contemplated, it was said, might not come until after the cabinet discusses the suggestions which the president and secretary Lansing make to each other Monday. In the event of no announcement within three or four days it was admit ted tonight it can be taken for granted that Germany's latest "turning of phrases" in an effort tosatisfv all the original American demands with out disavowing the attack on the* Lusi tania has not been accepted. As to how much longer the United States will be willing to contlnhe in formal conferences, Secretary Lansing today said he could not state. That point, he said, has not yet "entered his thoughts." Will Consider Memoranda. At Monday's conferences the presi dent and Secretary l^nnsing will con sider the memoranda sent the former by Colonel E. M. House, in connection with the information with which Am bassador Bernstorff gave the secre tary. Whatever the outcome of this con ference Ambassador Bernstorff, prob ably will see Secretary Lansing by the middle of next week. At that time he will be told the president's decision. If it is a refusal to accept the latest Ger man proposals he will be asked at least once more to submit another. Secretary Lansing and other state department officials tonight refused publicly to discuss the Lusitania ease except to re-afflrm that "the situation is grave" and that there has been no change since just before President Wilson started on his recent trip through the west. At that time they received hundreds threatening letters. These were fol-j lowed by a well-executed attack upon , the financial standing of the bank through telephone calls and printed circulars. It was asserted that Alle gheny county was divided into dis tricts, each being thoroughly covered! with telephone messages which hinted of a run on the bank, OF BIG RUN ON BANK Pittsburg, Feb. 5.—Officials of the Farmers' Deposit and Savings bank, which weathered a run of three days, issued a sensational statement tonight charging that the run was the result a conspiracy carefully conceived and systematically executed. The officers declare they have posi tive knowledge that a master mind was behind the attack. Every effort is be ing made to apprehend those guilty of any connection with It. The first intimation of the ispir acy reached the hankers following their announcement that they would partici pate in the Anglo-French war loan. CAPTAIN REFUSES TO TRANSPORT DYNAMITE Portland, Ore., Feb. 5.—Because her captain refused to load 175 tons of dy namite for the west coast of South America, the Japanese steamer Nis sei is lying idle at the Portland xvharf and her charter is «'«»sting the Dupont Powder company $850 a day. She has been there since Jan. 14. The Japan ese captain declares it was not part of his «harter agreement that he trans port dynamite, though he intends to go into the nitrate trade between South America and San Francisco. THANKS EXPRESSED BY MEMBERS OF THE BAND Resolutions were adopted at a meet ing of the executive committee of the Boise band yesterday thanking all those who had « part in making the first annual ban«l fund concert, given crowded house by the band to the Pinney theater Friday night, success. These resolutions are as fol lows: "We wdsh to publicly thank all indi viduals and parties who have helped to make the first annual band fund concert a big success—especially the members of the ticket-selling commit tee, whose unselfish and untiring ef forts were in the the well-filled house that greeted the band at the Pinney Friday night; the Boise Commercial club, which, through its secretary, K. W. Childs, every capacity possible both i in responsible for donations and the. disposing «»f tickets: the Evening Capital News unU the ided liberal : ALLIED CAPTIVES BY THOUSANDS IN GERMAN PRISON CAMP ( i\ SSîA ' J £' ■ V" < W'i w f -*•>«&• ".y. \ I ■■■■. u. m. V : ?'>f ». Bit'«ci * 'j'-yi } m . * y':; * fi rn ■ '■** L ♦ y A 1 . 4 few of the prisoners in German concentration camp atlKoenigsbruck. Germany has shown the same spirit of organization in her concentration ramps for war prisoners a* she has in the rest of her military plans. At Koenigsbruck, Germany, i s located the largest prison camp in tbe country. Here ers do useful work and live with tolerable comfort, at least safe from the bunsting bombs and 'er ten thousand allied prisoners of war compose the population of a newly erected cit^y, where the prison rhistling bullets. Idaho Dally Statesman for their gen erous support: the Musicians' union for granting permission to its members to j* donate their services and also to fhose band members who so loyally gave their time and services toward the bet terment of Boise's band; to Miss Gladys Evans, Miss Margaret Dirks. Richard F. Erwin and Claude C. Crawford, whose services had much to do with the successful performance of the concert and all others who through their co-operation and support, have made a municipal band for Boi9e a reality. "EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE BOISE'S BAND. "John M. Lang, Secretary.** 913 MAIN STREET. Our new home is like the Boise river— it is between two banks.. The Over land National Bank is on one side and i the Idaho National Bank is on other. the SAMPSON MUSIC CO. 3 i S3 T The Advantages of an Evening Paper • C It reports the News the Day It Happens. OING to press at 4 o'clock tbe Capital News is able to report each day's hap penings of the city and country and of the world in general as owing to the change in time between New York and [Boise news of happenings at 5 o'clock hack east can be reported in the Capital News on the same dav. 0 Market Reports. It contains market quotations at the close of tho stock market from all the big Boards of Trade. Timely Arrival. Tt reaches you in the evening when the day's work is over, when you are ready to enjoy it quietly and thoroughly. These advantages will remind you of the many others. And let us remind you also of The Alaska series by Frank G. Carpenter. These letters are wonderful and are creat ing much talk among all students of America's possibilities. The price of the Capital News is only 50c a month. 8 The Capital News Pub. Co 715 IDAHO ST PHONE 234 IX FFItFRAI INWÏÏ1R i I LI/LllnL lllUl L V I Vil I 1 TA 1/lPjT Ql AUT AC ; 111 llllil I I Mill ill 1 — I Iwt I I —nil! VI ; LOCAL HEAT COMPANY!EH ! j I competitive field with the larger com- j panlea which are shipping meats to the northwest from eastern eitles, the Boise Butcher company lias made ay-! plication for federal inspection of its large plant at Thirty-first and Marti In order that they mar make inter state shipments and enter into the » I son streets, just the bureau of industry for the north est of tbe city. Dr. C. E. Joss of Portland, head >f make an investiga itlon concerning the needs of inspec tion in the plant of the Boise Butcher, company and also the Eagle packing: est. Is here t p ™ »» - made a number of impro'wments in Us plant the past year and contemplated more, but has waited so. as to conform N° any regularities nr methods sitg Rested bv the federal Inspector. Tho have the government »tamp put on its meats as they intended to enme in competition with the larger companies iin the northwest field. Federal inspection for the company will mean that a föderal inspector has quarters in (lie company's packing and killing establishment and will inspect „ anlnlnls ,. ef<>re kn ied and will see that the proper sanitary methods are used in handling; meats. It is expected a " inspector will he put In the com pany's plant within the next 30 days. 913 MAIN STREET. j ust on# from our old stand, SAMPSON MUSIC CO Sam© side of the street.