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MOSCOW, LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO, MONDAY, FEBRUARY », 1914 VOLUME III. NUMBER US WAS NO RESPONSE TO WIRELESS SION ALS NOW BELIEVED BY NAVY DEPARTMENT OF FICIALS THAT CREW OF 36 HAS PERISHED. WAS ON A RESCUE MISSION Navy Tug Potomac Had Been Sent to Aid American Fishing Fleet Ice-Jammed in the Bay of Islands. WASHINGTON, Feb. 9.—Hope for ' the safety of the navy tug Potomac, missing in the ice somewhere south of the Bay of Islands, began to fade as the afternoon progressed and no had been received to repeated Messages were flash v au swer wireless calls, ed at 15-minute intervals from North Sydney station but there was no re sponse. The Potomac carried a crew of 86 and navy department officials are be ginning to fear that all have perished. The Potomac made an unsuccessful at American fishing tempt to aid the fleet imprisoned in the ice in the Bay of Islands several days overdue. There were 40 men in the fishing fleet and little anxiety was felt since it believed they could get ashore was across the ice but it was feared their boats would eb crushed in the jam o flee and tl)e Potomac was sent to their rescue. WOMAN EXPECTS ACQUITTAL Dicta Murder >Trlal Opened Today at Chicago. Augusta CHICAGO, Feb. 9.—Mrs. Dietz went on trial today charged with the murder of her husband, George Dietz, a wealthy tailor and art con noisseur, confident of a quick verdict George Nurnburg, hal of acquittal, ness manufacturer, and her alleged af finity, who is to be tried immediately after the ease against Mrs. Dietz is | disposed of, predicted today that the widow will be freed and that the in dictment against him will then be nolle pressed. The Dietz murder was one of the most baffling confronting the Chicago Dietz, the police for many months, proprietor of an exclusive ladles tail oring establishment, was found dead in bed on the morning of April 14, 1913. his skull crushed by a blow from a heavy hammer, that lay, smeared with blood, at the side of the bed. the body was a huge sheet of mauila Stenciled upon tills Across wrapping paper, with a rubber die, was a rudely com posed letter, written in broken Eng complained that lish. The writer Dietz had "wronged my little girl" and that the author of the letter had taken this means of revenge. A few days after the investigation started, detectives gave up the was search for the letter writer and an nounced they were satisfied that the sheet of paper and its accusation were placed across Dietzs body to tin on them off the trail. At about this time short the detectives learned that a time previous to his death, Dietz had employed private detectives to his wife and these detectives had re ported to him an alleged friendliness ■atch for Nurnburg. Nurnburg confessed the affinity part Dietz con he had played, but Mrs. sistently denied the stories told by de Both the widow and Nurn Their trial tectives. burg were indicted. vas until Mrs. times, delayed several Dietz insisted that she face the ac Both she and cusations in court. Nurnburg have been at liberty under The state's case is purely cir bail. cumstantial. The alleged relations be Mrs. Dietz and Nurnburg will tween be used in an argument to show a pos sible motive. BRADY PRESIDENT AGAIN Officers of the Idaho Childrens Home Elected for the 1914 Term. BOISE, Feb. 9—At a meeting of the directors of the Idaho childrens home the following officers were elected for James H. Brady, president; 1914: Mrs. Charles L. Chantant, vice presi dent: Mrs. C. A. Mann, secretary; C. C. The executive Anderson, treasurer, committee is composed of C. C. Ander son, Rev. Charles L. Chalfant, Mrs, Calvin Cobb and Mrs. J. W. Cupning ham. In Washington Society. WASHINGTON, Feb. 1.—Mr. and Mrs. George Vanderbilt will give a dinner to society tonight. The tango, maxlxe and other late New York dances will be danced. | SITUATION TENSE HUERTA WATCHFUL DESPERATE CONDITION EXISTS IN REBELLION TORN REPUBLIC TODAY. Dictator's Friends Now Realize His Full Might Occur at Any Time And He Successful. I For all the dictators vigilence, j MEXICO CITY, Feb. 9.—President Hue: ta's position seemed more des perate today than at any time since he seized cdntroj of the Mexican govern ment. An attack is in progress at Tampico, Torreon is menanced and disaffection continued to simmer in Mexico City today. Huerta is watching those suspected of accomplishing his overthrow like a hawk. even his friends realized the outbreak might occur any moment, and it is likely to prove successful. i INDIANS PROTEST PICTURE Battle of Wounded Knee Re-enacted Said to lie a Horrible Joke of the Real Thing. PINE RIDGE AGENCY. S. D„ Feb. 9. —The Sioux Indians are today making plans to send a delegation to Wash ington with a signed protest against allowing the moving pictures of tlie re-enacted battle of Wounded Krfee to be filed In the government archives as an authentic production. The Indians are enraged at the film people, whom they claim distorted the action of the battle to belittle prowess of tlie Red skins. Several instances are pointed out wherein the picture is distorted. They claim that General Nelson A. Niles, who took a prominent part in the film, was in reality fifty miles from the scene of the battle and so far as is known was never on the field, un til he posed for the movies. They also claim that Buffalo Bill who played the part of the hero in the film, was at the agency 18 miles away, when the real fight oceured. The Indians mournfully assert that only one Indian out of the 400 that engaged in the battle survived. The Sioux have called a meeting of j g ran d council of the tribe to protest the against the picture'going down in his tory as authentic. They claim tiiey were misled into believing it was only a sham battle ,and did not know it was to be called Wounded Knee. Tlie formal protest will be carried to Washington by three chiefs. A SOCIAIOGICAL EXPERIMENT Prominent Philadelphia People to Su pervise All Kinds of Amusements. • _ PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 9.—A score or more prominent society women to day applied for a state charter to in corporate as a private "company" to supervise "dancing and healthy amuse ments,'' The "company," which is a sociological experiment, is headed by Mrs. Luois C. Madeira. Mrs. Henry C. Boyer, and Mrs. William A. Platt. The incorporators include Edward B. Smith, J. Franklin McFadden, W. Hin kle Smith, and Henry C. Boyer. The "Company" plans to rent halls where the "new" dances, moving pictures, musicales, amateur theatricals, and other forms of amusement may be en joyed under the proper chaperonage and supervision. The "company" is to be known as the People Recreation company. Attendance at the amuse ments is free. Attorney Parker V. Lucas is in the city for a few days' visiting with friends at the university, Mr. Lucas graduated from the varsity law school last .Tune and since that time lias been practicing law at. Meadows, spending a few days here he will re turn to. Orangeville where he has a number of cases pending in tbs Idaho county district court. After MEMPHIS BANK HITS THE WALL PRESIDENT OF THE INSTITUTION SPECULATED IN COTTON FUTURES. Arrest Made Todayof C. Hunter Raine Who Turns Over His Private Fortune. MEMPH1S, Feb. 9.—President C. Hunter Raine of the Mercantile state bank, was arrested today charged with a shortage of $788,801. The surplus and capital of the bank was wiped out The Heavily with a loss exceeding $800,000. hank failed to open its doors this morning. In a statement issued by the direc tors today they blamed Raine, Who is said to have lost $500,000 in cotton speculation. Raine has turned over his personal estate estimated to be worth $400,000. CIETS A JAIL SENTENCE Get-Rlch-Qulck Operators Fined by Federal Judge at Portland. PORTLAND, Or., Feb. 9.—Convicted in December on the charge of misus ing the United States mails, J. T. Conway was sentenced to eight months in jail, and Frank Richet was sen tenced to a month in jail and to pay a fine of $4000 by Federal Judge Bean. As officers of the Oregon Inland De velopment company they were alleged to have sold eastern and central Ore I gon mountainous lands in sin j aereage as Orchard lands. all I Force Senate Fight, i SPRINGFIELD, III., Feb. 9.—Both Governor Dunne and Mayor Harrison of Chicago have been invited to the anti-Sullivan Senatorial candidacy banquet here tonight. Their attend ance at the banquet would mean an open avowal of their hostility to the Roger-Sullivan candldaoy. Their failure to appear will be taken to mean that under certain circumstances they will be prepared to support Sulli van. The movements of the governor and mayor today are watched with much interest. Election Fraud Prosecutions. SCRANTON, Pa., Feb. 9.—Wallace Robert Walker of and Moser, 'Squire Simpson, and Casper Wagner, John Owens, judges of elections in Fell township, will be tried today. District Attorney Maxey may peti tion the court to name former District Attorney Reedy to act as special prose cuting attorney. Because of the fact that part of the alleged fraud consist ed of the boosting of the vote received by the present district attorney in each of the two districts where it is alleged the returns were altered. FOOTBALL ABOUT PERFECT No Material Changes Made in Rules Governing Next Fall's Games— Conches Must Stay on Bench. About the only material change, as Coach Griffith sees it, which has been made in the football rules governing next fall's games is the one requiring coaches to remain on the bench. This may or may not affect the actual play ing. At any rate it will prevent all possibility of side-line coaching which has proved more or less obnoxious in several instances during the past year or so. Coach Griffith believes that the game, as It was played last fall, is about as near perfect as it is possible to make it both from the standpoint of the players and of the spectators. It is open and comparatively free from danger which used to surround the mass plays and gives the crowd an opportunity to follow tlie ball at every turn. New Head at Indianapolis. ANNAPOLIS, Mr., Feb. 9.—Capt. Win. F. Fullman, formerly Secretary Daniel's aide for personnel, became head of the naval academy at Annapo lis today. The former superintendent Capt. Gibbons, at his own request, is transferred to sea duty. As com mander of the Louisiana, Capt. Gib bons will relieve Capt. Harry A. Field, sentenced to lose five numbers for haz arding his ship by running her on a shoal off Vera Cruz. Capt. Field will become captain of the navy yard at Portsmouth, N. H. Cool Mine Inquiry. DENVER, Col., Feb. 9.—The con gressional inquiry into the coal mi ners' strike opened here today. The Investigators expected to remain here three days and then go to Trinidad, the strike center. FAVORS CHANGE IN CONSTITUTION) ATTORNEY W. M. MORGAN FRE SENTS NEW FLAN FOR LEG1S.* LAT1VE BRANCH. Addressed Current Events Club on the Subject and Tells Why Change Would Benefit State. fit an address at the last meeting of the Current Events club Attorney VV. M. Morgan declared himself in fa tov of an amendment to the state con stitution so as to provide a complete reorganization legislative system; that the legislative functions of the state be performed by a "com mon council" of picked men, each rep resenting a commissioner's district. Mr. Morgan suggested in Ills address that these officers he adequately sal aried and devote all their lime to the work. He considered such a system much more representative than the present legislative system. He said that the legislative branch j of the state government is not as com petant as the executive and judicial branches and that whereas these branches are composed of men pre sumably fitted for the positions they assume, the legislative or lawmaking branch is composed largely of men not specially prepared for the work they arc expected to do. He declared the result was disap pointing to the citizens of the state, and confusing and contradictory as to the laws. His arguments and idea were logically arranged and well am. lucidly expressed and there was much interest taken in his remarks at ilie meeting. Mr. Morgan has had considerable ex perience in the legislative branch of the state government, having repre sented Latah county in the house on different occasions. lo wer WAS A BRILLIANT AFFAIR Reception at Ridcnbimgii Hull Satur day Evening When Young Ladles Were Entertained. One of the most brilliant affairs that have taken place in the social world tills winter was the reception at Rid enbaugh hail on Saturday afternoon and evening when Miss French and the young ladles of that popular dormitory were at home to their many friends. In the afternoon all the women stu dents of the university were guests. For the evening hours cards were is sued to the senior class, to the mem bers of the faculty, and to a number of townspeople. Guests were received in the hand some, new assembly room where Miss French was gracefully assisted in welcoming the constant stream of new arrivals by the four senior girls who live in the hall, the Misses Nettie Bower, Josephine Wayman, Susan Siu iair, and Lorena Dart. The many oili er hostesses chatted with guests in various parts of the hall and escorted them to the refreshment table in the dining room. An excellent orchestra furnished music throughout the evening, dancing was indulged in by those who remained until a late hour. and MORE UREEDITS FOR "GYM" Will Hereafter Allow Four Instead of Two Credits for Gymnasium Courses. Under a new ruling of the university faculty the number of credits given in gymnasium work has been increas ed from two to four. The work has, however, been placed on the same ba sis as laboratory work and three hours' work instead of two will be re quired for a credit. ■Miss Stevens, ladies' physical di rector, has added to her work tills semester a new course in school hyg iene which is intended primarily for girls who are preparing themselves for teachers. The course will offer one hour's work per week. j FORMER TAILOR PASSES AWAY Jacob Binder, Inmate of County Home, Succumbs lo Gangrene After Long Suffering. After several mouths' suffering from gangrene Jacob Binder, aged 65 years, passed away at the county home early Thursday morning. For four or five years Mr. Binder was employed as a tailor in the O. H. Schwartz shop and is well known here. Before coming to Moscow he followed the tailoring bus iness for many years In Spokane where he has relatives. The funeral was held frortt the Steltz undertaking parlors Friday afternoon. INDOOR MEET AT UNIVERSITY CLASS STUDENTS VIE WITH ONE ANOTHER FOR TRACK HONORS LAST FRIDAY. Was an Interesting Contest anil Brought Out a Strong Attendance Who Hatched Contests. It was a lively track meet that was held in the big gymnasium annex at the varsity Friday afternoon in which tile freshmen and sophomores vied with each other for the championship of the path short course aggies and the -Moscow high school fought between themselves tor similar honors. The meet which was the first indoor contest of the season revealed some very promising material among the first-year class at the "U" and gave Coach Edmniidsou a chance to get a line on the men who will be worth watching trom now until the regular spring training opens. The freshman-sopohomore meet went to the new-comers by the score of 31 lo 24 while the Moscow high schoolers took their contest with the aggies by the score of 47 to 24. Several pronils ( i 1]g freshmen did not enter on account of poor condition. Among these was "Turk" Gerlough, the Boise high school long distance phenom who has made remarkable time In the half mile and mile runs at a number of interscholas tic meets in Moscow. He entered no event in Friday's meet except the relay. DeVVald, another long distance wizard from Coeur d'Alene, as well as Bonneville from the same place, did not come out in suits. Both are men of much promise. Calquhouii, the Coeur d'Alene sprinter, also remained on the sideline but is expected to ap pear in spikes at this week's meet. The points were won as follows. Freshman-Sophomores—40-yard dash, Morrison (s), first; Betty If), second: Dingle (s), third. 440-yard run, Din gle (s), first. Mile run, DeHaven (f), first; Dingle (s), second; Keane (s), third. Pole vault, Dingle (f), first; Lommasson (f), second; Morrison (s), third. High jump, tied between Din gle (f), Morrison (s) and Grey (f). Shot put, Grongier (f), first; Keane (s), second; Lommasson (f), third. The relay went to the freshman team formed of Gerlough, Wardrobe, Ross and Betty. High School-Aggies—40-yard dash. As pray (h. s.), first; Wood (h, s.), second; Childers (h. s.), third. 440 yard run, Aspraÿ (h. s.), first; wright (h. s.), second; McMaster (ag); third. 880-yard run, White (h. s.), first: Tax ilius (ag), second; Herrington (ag). third. Mile run, Forry (ag). first; Hansen (ag). second ; Booker T. Wash ington (h. s.). third. 45-yard hurdle, Woods (h. s.J, first; Christopher (h. s.), second; Rice (ag), third. High jump, Christopher (h. s.), first; Meyers (ag), second; Childers (h. s.), third. Shot put, Pearson (h. s.i, first; Os borne (ag), second; Rice (ag), third. The high school with a team formed of Childers, Woods, Wright and Aspray won the relay. . LAW CLASS IN CASK Students at University Try Out Real Arguments in a Moek Trial. In the practice court in the college of law at the varsity Friday afternoon the case of the State vs. Frank Dotson, in which the defendant was charged with petit larceny, was ably argued by Attorneys (?) Frank McAdams,, A. O. Sutton and R. G. Adams for the pro secution and by Cleve Groome, and D. M. Buffington, counsel for the defense, tor two hours and was about to be pre sented to open-mouthed Jurors when Justice Gill, before whom the action was brought, announced that he would entertain a motion on the part of the defense for a non-suit. The justice's attitude came as a sur prise even to the defendant's counsel who had apparently not noticed the offer failure of the prosecution I proof that the $1.20 worth of electric [light globes, which the defendant was to I alleged to have stolen, were taken j wtthout the consent of the owner or even that they had any owner at all. it is said that so great was the chagrin which came over the counsel on both sides as a result of the jus tice's holding that the state's attorney, on the one hand, immediately tendered his resignation, while the counsel for I the defense cancelled their fee claims against the defendant. Federal Probe Copper Region. HANCOCK, Mich., Feb. 9.—The eon gresionai inquiry Intothe copper mi ners' strike began this afternoon. Hundreds of miners arrived to attend the inquisition. About 40 will appear as witnesses. AVIATOR MET DEATH FELL OVER 500 FEET LIEUTENANT POST WAS MANEUVERING OVER HARBOR WHEN MACHINE TURNED TURTLE. WAS IN WRIGHT HYDROPLANE Was Gliding Toward Water Off San Diego When He Was Seen to Jump or Fall From Machine Picked up Alive, Soon Died. WILSON PLAIN ON TOLL EXEMPTION DECLARED TODAY THIS SECTION IN BALTIMORE PLATFORM IS NULLIFIED. to Send Necessary Special Mesugc to Congress on tlie Subject. Is Not Says It WASHINGTON, Feb. 9.—The free tolls provision of the Baltimore plat form is nullified by international com plications. As a result it is up to the democratic party to disregard the de This was the opinion voic who duration. ed by President Wilson today made it plan that he expected con gress to repeal that section in the bill exempting tolls. The president tolds callers that it would probably be unnecessary to send a special message to congress on the subject. the clause might have been ail at the time to put in the national plat form but hold that foreign relations with this country have changed since The president thinks right that time. FOOTBALL IN SPRING TRAINING Earl} Will Begin Griffith Workouts for Next Fall's Squad Drill Men in Passing. Couch training The first spring football ever given at the University of Idaho commerce immediately after the will close of the basket bail season and will consist entirely of indoor permit Coach Griffith lias found a ll ich ho believes out-door will weather the d rilling. v ill be a game great thing in which to develop I ward passing. for It is very similar to basketball except that instead of a basket ball a football is used and a basket suspended perpendicularly is substituted for the horizontal in basket ball. Though this basket the football is passed. used The passing itself is done in ex actly the same manner as on tlie foot ball field while the same opportunities are offered for blocking the pass. Such a game, thinks the coach, will offer a splendid training in passing, develop alertness on the part of the players and will afford sufficient sport to keep up an interest. As soon as the all players or prospective players who do not go out for football or track will be drilled every day in passing and handling the bail on the field. They will be put through some track work also ad a means of developing speed. ill leather will penult OVER-WORKING PREVENT Varsity Co-eds Must Place Health Be fore Learning—Eighteen Credits the Maximum. Hereafter every co-ed at the varsity will he required to submit her regis istration cards to Miss Perineal French, dean of women, before begin ning the semester's work. This ruling was recently adopted by the faculty and becomes operative at (lie opening of tliis semester, it was deemed nes essary as a means of preventing over work on tlie part of many of the young ladies who are of an unusually indus trious turn and have been accustomed to register for more work than they could carry without impairing their health. In no course will a total of more than 18 credits per semester, repre senting 18 hours' work per week, bo allowed. In courses which do not re quire this amount of work for gradua tion fewer hours must be taken. Wilson Signed Bridge Bill. WASHINGTON. Feb. 9.—President Wilson today signed the bill permit ting the construction of an interstate bridge across the Columbia river be tween Portland and Vancouver. SAX 1)1 EGO. Feb. 9.—Lieutenant Henry B, Post, aged 28, of the army aviation corps, today. was killed in a fall He was maneuvering over tlie harbor in a Wright hydro pla le and started, apparently to glide from a height of about 500 feet to the water below. Something wrong and the machine turned over. Post either jumped or fell, lauding in the water some distance from the ma chine before it struck. wen! Post's skull was fractured and al though he was still breathing when picked up by the first launch to arrive on tiie scene, he died on his way to shore. The aeroplane was wrecked and it may he impossible to determine the cause of the mishap. Post fell in six feet of water. A widow survives. OFF ON A LONG FLIGHT Aviator is Flying Today From Sun Francise« to Sun Diego. SAX FRANCISCO, Feb. 9. Christofferson started at 12 •Aviator !5 Ibis morning in an attempt to fly to San Diego before 7 distance h tills evening. The 498 miles. Passed First Lap Safely. Feb. TRACY, Christofferson southward Cal., 9.—Aviator passed here at 11:55, apparently vith going ease. BOY SCOUTS CELEBRATE Fourth Anniversar) of Organization of Boy Scouts of America Celebrated Today. NEW YORK, Feh. 9.—Real celebra tion of the fourth anniversary of the incorporation of the Boy Scouts of America began today. Besides the program of formal events for the week, members of this sturdy band, which did great work caring for the bent veterans at the famous Gettysburg battlefield reunion, of the Blue and Gray last summer, have sot themselves individual programs for the seven days celebration which formally open ed yesterday. According to suggestions sent by the national headquarters here to head quarters of the branches in almost every city in the country, each Boy Scout is to locate at least one sick per son who is in need or alone in the world, and make at least one visit during (he week to the afflicted. If possible, flowers are to be taken to the sick. Each Boy Scout, also has pledge«! himself and his superior of ficer, beginning today, to give aid or help however small, to at least one person every day of the week. Many thousands of Boy Scouts all over the country sought out sick persons yes terday afternoon and took them flowers. In thousands of instances ''follow-up visits" will be made during the week. Diogenes inis Easier Job. DENVER. Feb. 9.—Hoping to devel op another Jim Jeffries, an Abe Attell or a club tonight will begin it's annual boxing and wrestling tournament. For the rest of I lie week, future greats in all classes from bantams to white hopes will clash nightly in tlie club's arena. There are five classes for both boxers and wrestlers, divided as fol lows: 105 pounds and under; 115 pounds and under; 125 pounds and under, and 157 pounds. One hundred youthful aspirants for ring or mat honors have entered the first four nights of the tournament will be de voted to eliminations, with the semi finals Friday night and the finals Sat urday night. known ST. LOUIS. Feb. 9.—Every style of automobile, including passen ger vehicles of all kinds, motor trucks, motorcycles, portable garages ami ac cessories, were on display here when the second St. Louis show opened af the Coliseum. The latest innovations which were included in the recent New York and Chicago shows, together with innovations that have been put on the market since, were on display here today.