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MOSCOW, LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1914 VOLUME III. NUMBER 11« CAUGHT IN ICE FLOE THREE MEN PERISHED TWO WOMEN SPENT FRIGHTFUL NIGHT ON TWO-MILE CRIB OF LAKE MICHIGAN* REAL WINTER IN MIDDLE WEST Traffic Crippled, Gale Blowing at Chicago—Nebraska and Middle West in Grip of Winter Storm—Cold at Denver—Moderating Locally. CHICAGO. Feb. 6.—Half frozen, Mrs. May Smith and May "Wade spent seven frightful hours alone last night on a crib two miles off the shore of Lake Michigan until early today when they , were rescued by a fire tug. in the meantime the three men companions of the pair are believed to have per ished in the lake while trying to reach the women in a rowboat. The women admitted they spent yesterday at the crib with crib tender William Cannel, Jr., and Stephen Varley, a commission merchant, as Cannell's guests. Last evening Cun nell and Varley rowed ashore to pick up "Lefty" Wilson, Canneil's assist ant. Later they started to row back to the crib but when half way their it light picked them up as they struggled in the ice flow and tugs were sent to their rescue. Navigation is difficult on account of the heaving ice cakes and before help reached the spot the three men had disappeared. Life savers be lieved the boat was crushed in the ice and the men drowned. Gale Blowing at Chicago. CHICAGO, Feb. 6.—Railroad traffic throughout the middle west is hamp ered today by one of the worst bliz zards of the winter. Zero weather is predicted for Chicago tomorrow. A heavy snowfall last night and this morning is delaying street car traffic and the suffering among the poor is in tense. A gale is blowing from the northwest. There is some uneasiness felt for lake shipping, though vessels, have had timely warning. Shivery Weather in Nebraska. OMAHO, Feb. 6.—Nebraska is shivering in the coldest weather of the winter. The temperature here was six below zero at noon and a drop to 10 below is expected tonight. The suf fering among the poor is intense. It is 29 below zero at Chadron and 18 he low at Valentine. Mile High—16 Below. DENVER, Feb. G.—The mercury stood 16 below zero at 6 o'clock this morning, the coldest weather this win ter in Denver. The cold wave has hit the entire Rocky .Mountain region and traffic is greatly crippled. Blizzard at St. Paul. ST. PAUL, Feb. G.—A terrific blizzard accompanied by several inches of snow is sweeping St. Paul and vicin ity today. Zero weather is predicted for tonight. M Wealher is Moderating. After two days of zero weather the temperature in and around Moscow gives every indication of moderation. Although the government register at the university dropped as far as 7 de grees below last night this registration came at an early hour and long before daylight the mercury began to rise. The maximum temperature, according to the university instrument, for yes terday was 12 degrees above following an 8 below record for the previous night. The light clouds whicli began to gather early this morning are taken as a sign of higher temperature and probably more snowfall. Considerable trouble with frozen wa ter pipes has been reported from var ious sections of the city. The extreme cold came so suddenly that many res idents were taken unawares and through neglect to safeguard them selves against the heavy freezing have found their water supply cut off. More sleighs were seen on the streets of the city today than at any previous time this winter and from all direc tions the sledding is reported the best of the season. Protest Against Phone Rates. BUFFALO, N. Y., Feb. 6.—Com plaints against the Federal Telephone company have been filed. The cam pany is now charging 10 cents for messages which were formerly but 5 cents and the citizens are up in arms. French to Talk. WASHINGTON, Feb. 6.—Represent ative Burton L. French has been in vited to deliver the address at the Lin coln Day banquet at Portland, Maine, on February 12th. i ; REBEL TROOPS ON THE RAMPAGE HAIT1AN REVOLUTIONARY PRESI DENT LOST CONTROL OF HIS TROOPS. Riot und Pillage Prevailed Today aud American Marines Lauded to Pro tect Foreigners. WASHINGTON, Feb. 6.—The state department was notified today by Captain Bostwick of the cruiser Nash Moscow's baseball fans will be given an opportunity to see one ot the best baseball teams of the United States in action on the university field next April if they will within the next week or so loosen their purse strings and assist Graduate Manager Larson of the university in raising a $100 guarantee, with which to stop the Chicago Giants for a contest with the varsity nine. The colored team will tour the Inland Empire during the month of April, having scheduled games at a number of points in Idaho and Washington. They will play at Lewiston on April Hi and will meet the W. S. C. nine on April 18. the Idaho team on the 17th guarantee can be raised. Agent R. W. Morris of the Northern Pacific wired the Giants' management relative to a game for Moscow and yesterday received a reply to the ef fect that a game would be played the above mentioned conditions. Mr, Morris has volunteered to assist Man ville that General Theodore has lost control of the rebel troops at Cape Haïtien. Eight additional American marines were landed to protect foreigners. Mob rule prevailed today and scores of homes were pillaged and burned. Wholesale rioting is feared. COLORED GIANTS COMING TO MOSCOW CRAUK CHICAGO BALL TEAM MAY BE SEEN IN CONTEST IN ABRIL. Cniversity of Idaho May Assure (lie Guarantee and Meet (he. Visitors in a Contest. A game will be given if the on ager Larson in raising the guarantee and will make an effort to secure the aid of the chamber of commerce in the enterprise. A game with the famous Chicago should draw a mammoth crowd here and there should be no j trouble in selling advance tickets to cover a guarantee of $100. Many peo I pie would undoubtedly come to Mos | cow for such a game in preference to going either to Pullman or to Lewiston because of the greater convenience. It is announced by Manager Lar son that a game has been scheduled for the varsity team with the Spokane Indians although the exact date lias not yet been agreed upon, it will come either on April 4th or nth and will he played in Spokane. Negotiations for a series of practice game witli tlie University of Montana have been dropped. | "Coons" IN A SUICIDE PACT Two People Pound Dead In Each Others Arms, Both Shot Through the Heart. GREENSBORO, Pa„ Feb. 6.—The bodies of John McFadden, aged 22, and Miss Anna Lutz, aged 20. were found today sitting upright in an autmobile two miles east of Ligonier. Each was shot through the heart. Miss Lutz's arms were about McFadden's neck, The police believe McFadden killed the girl then shot himself but no cause for the tragedy Is known. are well known here. BUSINESS BASIS IS NECESSARY PROFESSOR 110CHBAÜM SHOWS NEED OF FARMERS FIGURING UP INTEREST. Everj Kern on the Farm Must he Ta ken Cure of .Inst as Merchant's Business. The great Importance to the farm er of knowing just how much inter est he is making on his investment is pointed out by Professor H. W. Hochbaum, supervisor of agriculture in the Boise schools, and he shows how the senior class in farm management in the high school can aid the farm ers of Idaho to get at these figures. •Mr. Hochbaum says: "Farming to be progressive must he more profitable, have placed tile in the past we greatest emphasis upon securing higher yields and bet ter prices as a means of securing more profit and one of the biggest factors, namely better business, or has been neg We have a wealth of informa hetter management, lected. tion on the principles of a better ag riculture, which it employed does help to increase the returns and profits ! We are making great per acre. fort to eliminate waste in dstrihu liou, and to bring tlie consumer and the producer in closer touch. 'Commissions have been abroad to study European methods j marketing, we are studying our own I methods, here and without doubt, the I future will see a great development j of market bureau and the like. We I are learning too that in tlie matter sent securing more just returns tor his crops that the farmer can do most for himself through co-operation with his fellows and through organization. The success in fruit growing in California is largely due to the strong organi zation of the growers. Other Matters to lie Considered. "Yet these two factors are not the only ones to be considered. Though a farmer secures the maximum of yields and though he receives the highest market price he may still he playing a losing game because his business is poorly organized, poorly managed from a business standpoint, because it is not adjusted to the par ticular region, to the noifds of the community. Thus, for example, it is extremely doubtful whether grain farming can return a profit to the man on high priced Irrigated land no matter how near the maximum o yields and prices his knowledge of farming and market conditions may bring him. The type of farming, the enterprises followed in irrigated sec tions must be radically different from those in non-irrigated regions. We must concern ourselves more and more with the fact that farming is a business (a real business, that it must be managed as a business and that to secure the highest return on the capital invested volved and the labor in more economical manage ment of capital and labor must followed out. a be Business Pore and Simple. "The city is business j though he may have but a few dollars invested in an enterprise, while the ! farmer, though he may have many more times the capital invested in his farm, has heretofore, too largely concerned himself with production 1 alone.' "The 'Office of Farm Management' of the federal department of agricul ture is pointing out that the farm survey is one of the best methods of making an analysis of the business side of farming, and while this work is to make close study of every fac tor concerned on the Individual farms of a community. Sufficient data are obtained from eacli farm to enable the investigator to determine the amount of capital Invested, the value of all major items of equipment, the increase or decrease in the farm in ventory for the year, the amount and character of the farm expenses and receipts, and al other facts necessary to determine the net income of the farmer after deducting interest on th investment. Result of Kann Survey. "The results of suclt a survey made In rich agricultural coEumunities three of the corn-belt that the average interest returned on averaged only $408,00; that one-third of the farmers W'ere not making any income over interest on investment; in the investment of over 500 farmers was only 3>4 per cent, similar surveys made in a less pro Bothlgreslve community are still lower.''— states show 1. The figures for Boise Statesman. i HOT LUNCHES IN THE SCHOOL NEW BULLETIN JUST ISSUED BY U.MVERSITY HOME ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT. Plan Provides for Installation of Cook ing Equipment in Rural Schools. An extensive bulletin on rural school lunches has been published by the department of home economics ot the university and is now being dis tributed among the country school districts ot the state- The purpose of the bulletin is to encourage the in stallation In rural school houses of a complete equipment for the prepara tion of hot lunches at noon in order that every youngster in the school may he provided with at least one steaming hot article of food to sup plement the cold lundi which ho car ries from home. The hot lunch equipment which is suggested in the bulletin includes about 30 different utensils, kettles, egg heaters, etc. The table can he made by tlie older boys in the school while the lunch itself can he cooked by the older girls, By the use of file hot lunch equipment, which knives, tais been given a thorough trial in the home economics department ol the university, it is estimated that , , hot lunches can be served for about . two cents per day to each hoy and girl in the school. The bulletin contains 12 pages ol reading matter and "cuts" and was printed by boys in the Industrial Training School at St. Anthony who are learning the printing trade. The workmanship is neat and not a typo graphlcal error is to be found. IN MOVABLE SCHOOLS INTERES'I Girl Cooks Rally lind Miss Amy Kelly of Extension Department of Uni versity Highly Elated. .Miss Amy Kelly, Boise Statesman: at the head of the University of Idaho! home economics work in this section of the state returned from the mo-, a '„ hie school held at Kuna, Nampa anc. , Fruitland enthusiastic over the '■ in which the citizens of those places rallied and took hold of the work. At Kuna she found a splendid home economics department in with the students doing work. Fruitland the school has a the school excellent The same is true of Nampa. At fine and is manual training department anxious to add a home economics de partment for the benefit, of the girls. There during the institute there was a contest in making biscuits, dressing vork that chickens and other kitchen \ aroused great interest and strated the proficiency of the embryo demon This community has a home markets, goodly sum on hand for the erection of a public hall and seems to be pro the best sense of thaat gressive in much abused word. of the home Miss Norma Davis economics department of the Univer sity of Idaho attended the movable schools and aroused the interest of the housewives in the matter of testing By subjecting various kinds fabrics. of cloth to simple home tests Miss the women Davis demonstrated to This, he thinks, proves that they could with little trouble determine the character no expense of the textile fabrics sold them. iMsses Kelly and Davis will be mem bers ot the movable school team that to Buhl and Burley in the first goes part of the coming week. Prof. W. H. Olin returned I to the city Saturday morning after deliver ing a series of lectures at Kuna, Nam pa and Fruitland. day evening, he says he had one the finest audiences he ever addressed. ;0 persons present to At Fruitland, Fri There were hear his talk on "Scenic Idaho. . They, came from the immediate neighbor hood, none of them traveling four miles, that the people of tlie .community deeply interested. over vere EXPLOSION KILLED SIX Several Also Injured Near Manchester, Kentucky When Mill Blew Up. Feh. 6.—Six MANCHESTER. Ky„ persons were killed and several injur ed in an explosion of a steam mill at Urban near here. The dead arc Thomas Sayre, John Link. Mayer, Robert Sampleon, Fred Penn ington, and an unidentified man. Robert. Schooner Aground, Crew Saved. NORFOLK, Va., The schooner Helen Benedict is reported ashore at Nags head, North Carolina. Wireless dis patches said the crew of nine was rescued. TROUBLE ARISES OVER DAIRY HERD CALDWELL PEOPLE NOT SATTSFI ED WITH ACTION OF STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION. Wants Cows Purchased by the Stufe to Remain at Caldwell and Not Sent to Sandpoint Farm. ; 1 I When the state board of education meets again in April it may take up for reconsideration the location of the dairy herd for the demonstration farm over which there has he Vrotests from Caldwell, passed by the commercial club of that city have been placed with the hoard urging a reconsideration. The board in deciding to expend the $20(10 (br the purchase of a herd, also decided to locate it only temporarily at thé ex perimental station at Sandpoint, due to the fact the Caldwell experimental farm is not supplied with the neces sary equipment to supply and house the animals proposed to he purchased. The situation in a nutshell is simply this: That last legislature appropriat | ed $2000 for the purchase of a dairy : herd for the Caldwell demonstration ; farm. After the legislature adjourned vigorous Protests ( (the lumber companies of the north do nated l0 the state and the 0X|)erime „. I tal cause ol the University of Idaho, ,, , land .. , to be used us a demonstration farm I and the companies also provided the , | material for the erection of the build |. mgs. When the state hoard of education was in session in Boise recently it took up the matter of making use of the $2000 appropriation for the pur chase of the dairy herd and entered upon its minutes a decision to tlie ef fect that the herd should he pur chased and located at Sandpoint, I where the new demonstration farm lias (been equipped, temporarily, or until such a time as the demonstration farm at Caldwell is equipped to house the herd. This action was taken, it is un derstood. because of the fact the Cald well farm has not now tlie equipment for tlie herd and it was thought that the matter could he presented to the : i i : , , , , ,, , next legislature and an added appro ! priation be secured for the equipment of the Caldwell farm when the herd would he transferred from Sandpoint to Caldwell. It is also understood that the hoard did not want the $2000 ap propriation to go by default in fail ure to take advantage of it this year as would be the case if action was de layed until next year. Since the board acted, however, a storm of protest has gone up from Caldwell and the matter has been taken up both with the board and Governor Haines, according to reports from Boise, asking that Caldwell be given the herd; that the appropriation be divided and $1500 of it be used to pur chase a herd of dairy cows and $500 be used to purchase the necessary equipment. LOYAL TO LATAH COUNTY Riley Piemans, Hustling Real Estate Man, Returns Home From Trip to Arizona. "No place like old Latah county," said Riley Clemans, the well-known estate man, ed from -Mesa. Arizona where he has large land interests. "The weather is certainly fine down there just now and it's as mild as a June day, hut it gets hot in the summer time. Every thing looks fine in that section and while it is as quiet there as any where. 1 prefer the gold old Palouse country where you are always sure of big crops and prosperous times." Mr. Clemans was accompanied home by Mrs. Clemans and their daughter, Vivian. While absent they visited at Los Angeles and other California resorts, .stopping in San Francisco where they viewed the exposition grounds. Mr. Clemans is one of the best-known real estate men in the northwest and has engineered some of I tlife biggest realty deals ever pulled i off in this section during the past two years. He is back at his office I and says he is ready to get back to I business again. CUT OUT PARTY LINES ; Governor >Yest Will Support Republie. an Prosecutor For His Good Work. Feb. 6.—Governor Or., SALEM, Oswald West today announced that he would wipe out party lines and sup port District Attorney George Brown, republican, of Rosebnrg. for attorney general of Oregon because the latter co-operated with him in the prosecu tion of liquor law violations in Doug lass county. HIND MAY BE EXPELLED FROM MEXICAN SOIL PASSPORTS FOR O'SHAUGHNESSY ALSO SAID TO BE THE PROGRAM OF HUERTA, HUERTA SOON TO TAKE FIELD General Villa at Torreon Will Storm the City When Shrapnel Reaches Him—Tampico Will Also Soon Fall. NEW SCHEDULE BE EFFECTIVE O.-W. R. & N. WILL IMPROVE PAS SENGER SERVICE BEGINNING NEXT SUNDAY, lip an Hour From tile Running Time, Spokane to Portland—Change in Schedule. With a view of clipping off an hour from tlie running time of its Spokane Portland the O.-W. R. & N. nounced today a change in schedule which will ho effective Sunday next. In the rearrangement of schedules the company likewise has improved the passenger service between Moscow and Spokane, announcement to this ef-, by 1). feet having been made today House. local agent of tlie company. Beginning Sunday the morning pas vill leave Moscow at 7 a. m. The after seliger instead of 7:10 at present. vill leave at 12:30 in nooii passenger stead of I mixed train will leave Moscow at 7 p. m. instead of 6:15 as at present. There will he no change of schedule the as at present and the arrival of trains in Moscow. finning Sunday the company will B operate its passenger No. 11 between Spokane and Portland via Colfax in stead of via file Pleasant Valley line This train will reach fixed Un as at present. Colfax at 11:10 p. m„ No. 85 train from Moscow connecting, der the new schedule the Spokane vili arrive at Portland than at Portland train at 10:45. an hour earlier This schedule was adopted present. because of the Spokane-Soo St. Paul Portland train having been abandoned. One of the best features of the sch edule arranged by the company is the local which will be Spokan e-Colfax, put on Sunday, somely equipped, all steel passenger, baggage and mail coaches. Passengers leaving Moscow at 7 a. in. connection at Colfax, arriving at spo It will be a hand will make kane at 11:50 a. in. The new schedule is expected to be a great improvement over the present ■bedn les and indicates the purpose of adopt measure of S( the company to great convenience to the public. GOOD CROWD ASSURED Many Fans Will See Fast Game at Pull man Tomorrow Night—Special Leaves at 6:30 P. M. ! Enthusiasm over the coming game tomorrow night between the Idaho and W. S. C. basket ball lives is rapidly as well as in growing on the campus the down-town section and it now certain that a good crowd ol. seems fans will accompany the team to Pull the Northern Pacific special In order to secure the train for Graduate Man ager Larson to guarantee at least 80 round-trip tickets. man on train, it was necessary approximately or 60 vill be sold at The tickets $50. I cents each. The train will leave Moscow at 6:30 dll return immediately after the and v game. BULLETIN MEAT PREPARING Home Economics Department Will As sist Housewives in Selecting ami Preparing Cuts. The department of home economics of the university is preparing for pub lication a bulletin on 'Meats," which is expected to be ready for circulation within a short time. The bulletin will contain suggestions for the house wives on the selection of meat cuts and on their preparation for the ta ble. Every cut on the beef from the tail soup bone to the pickled tongue will be discussed and many illustra tions will be given. A number of cuts were provided by Chris Hagan for picture Illustrations in the bulletin. WASHINGTON, Feb. 0. •Tlie Mex ican embassy and the Rebel junta an nounced simultaneously today a decisive struggle between President Huerta and the constitutionalists is at hand. that President Huerta will probably take the field personally within 10 days, it is stated by the embassy, and become vigorously aggressive. Persistant but unconfirmed reports are current that Huerta would hand his passports to Nelson O'Shaughnessy, American charge at Mexico City, and that John Lind, the president's emis sary, will be expelled from Vera Cruz "for pernicious activity against the government." Villa at Torreon. CHIHUAHUA CITY, Feb. 6.—The rebels are maneuvering for positions There is con stant skirmishing in the vicinity of the city. General Villa is in personal charge of the situation. He has or dered 5000 rounds of shrapnel from El Paso hut it is not known what day the Torreon attack will he made until the aridval of tlie shipment. Rebels On To Tampico. MEXICO CITY, Feb. «.—The rebels fighting their way steadily to Tampico. They have sought to con trol the railroad causeway which is the only means of entering the city. Tlie fédérais are resisting stoutly. Thus far the engagements have consisted in a series of hot skirm ishes. It is believed tlie main battle will he on tonight. Four American warships are off shore ready to take foreigners aboard. around Torreon today. are UNCOVER BULLION BURIED FOR YEARS OVER $30,000 OF THE YELLOW METAL FOUND IN KANSAS TODAY. Cnused—Believed Gold Was Buried During Indian Massacre in 1S65. Excitement Great LARNED, Kansas. Feb. G.—Gold bul lion estimated to be worth $30,000 was uncovered in Hodgeman county today according to reports just received here. Yesterday bullion worth $6800 was found. It is believed Colorado miners se creted the gold during tlie Indian mas sacre in 1865. worth of bullion, it is said, was buried at that time. Great excitement has been caused by the find and the whole More than $900,000 country is being dug up in that vicin ity. PANAMA TOLL EXEMPTIONS House Today Considered President Wilson's Recommendations and Expected to Act Promptly. WASHINGTON, Feb. 6.—Congress today considered the president's rec ommendation for the repeal of the toil exemption provision of the Pan ama canal law. The recommendation practically repudiates one of the pianks of the democratic platform adopted at Baltimore. Administration leaders are sure the house will act promptly. Boston Journalist School Opens. BOSTON, Feb. 6.—Boston Universi ty's new sehool of journalism will be opened tonight, starting as a single class, enrolled for a fifteen weeks' course. Harry B. Center of a local editorial staff, has been made instruc tor of journalism, and has arranged a series of weekly lectures at which prominent newspaper men of Boston will outline different phases of news paper work. Ontario Fairs Good Outlook. TORONTO. Can., Feb. The On tario Fairs and Exhibition association met here today. The association has been doing great work during the past year, and reports of the prospects for the coming year arc more than good.