ON ML MS
pjTfdl DENT WILL ENDEAVOR TO
HAVE EXEMPTION OF COAST
WISE SHIPPING RESCINDED.
Believes Treaty With Great
Guarantees Equality of Treatment
to All Nations, Including United
States, in Subject of Tolls.
Washington.—President Wilson an
nounced on Thursday that he would
endeavor to have repealed at the
present session of congress that pro
vision of the Panama canal act which
exempts American coastwise ships
from the payment of tolls. He made
his position clear to callers in un
equivocal terms. The president be
lieves the Hay-Pauncetote treaty with
Great Britain guarantees equality of
treatment to all nations, including
the United States, In the subject of
tolls, and that the United States is in
honor bound to charge American
vessels the same tolls it Imposes
upon those of foreign nations. The
president Impressed upon his callers
that he would use every legitimate
Influence at his disposal to have the
exemption clause eliminated from
the Panama canal act.
This announcement was expected
by administration leaders at the cap
The president's views will be
carried out in the house, according
to Representative Adamson, chanrraan
of the Interstate and foreign com
Not so certain, however, are some
of the Democratic leaders in the sen
ate that the president will be sus
tained In his resolve on this ques
tion, which has agitated American
relations with Great Britain for sev
eral years, and has been a subject of
international controversy since
of the Panama canal act In
1912. Senator O'Gorman,
the senate to exempt American coast
wise vessels from tolls, has asserted
hls purpose to stand by his convlc
and fight the president's
chairman of the Interoceanlc canals
committee, which had charge of the
bill, who led the victorious fight in
HANS SCHMIDT FOUND GUILTY.
Murderer of Anna Aumuller Will Meet
Death in SEIectric Chair.
New York.—Hans Schmidt was
found guilt Thursday of murder in
the first degree for killing Anna Au
rouller, a young woman he had mar
ried through a self-performed cere
mony while acting as a priest at St.
Joseph's church. The penalty for the
crime Is death In the electric chair at
Sing Sing prison.
Anna Aumuller's body was cut up
with a knife In Schmidt's flat an Sep
tember 2 and the pieces. In several
bundles, were tossed in the Hudson
river, where most of them were found
before suspicion was directed against
Washington.—Immediate release of
all munitions of war under seizure In
Texas, New Mexico and Arizona, ex
Schmidt. The head was never recov
ered. Schmidt In his confession said
he was commanded to make a "sac
rifice" of the Aumuller girl's life by
his patVon, St. Elizabeth.
cept those needed as evidence against
violators of the neutrality laws, has
been ordered by the d«.partment of
The Progressives of Indiana are try
ing to persuade George Ade, play
wright and author, to enter the race
for the United States senatorahlp
against Senator Shively, Democrat. If
he refused he probably will be nom
inated for rep'««'nt 3 tiv*.
Washington.—Parcel Post in the
mountainous country of the west has
become so great that mail
are abandoning their contracts. The
postoffice committee is urged to take
steps to give them relief.
Boat Crushed by Ice.
Chicago.—Three men, two of them
employed at an intake crib two miles
off shore, were
Michigan when the small
which they were trying to return to
the crib was crushed in the Ice.
drowned In Lake
IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE
in the o~r y
im The. country
PASSENGERS MEET DEATH
IN THE G'JMBRE TUNNEL
Nino Americans and Forty or More
Mexicans Perish When Train
Runs Into Bandit's Trap.
Juarez, Mexico.—The nine
cans and forty or fifty Mexicans whose
fate has been a mystery since the de
struction of the Cumbre tunnel
February 4, were suffocated.
Information was received here Satur
day evening at the head quarters of
the Mexican Northwestern
The tragedy Is laid at the doors of
Maximo Castillo, the bandit leader.
Railroad men here and in El Paso
are furious at Castillo's act. On Tues
day twenty-two of his men were cap
tured and executed by the rebels and
the next day, apparently In revenge,
he captured the freight train, ran It
into the south end of the tunnel about
300 feet and there set Are to It.
The passenger train entered the
death trap from the north unsuspect
Ingly, probably traveling at Its usual
rate of about twenty-five miles an
hour. When the engineer discovered
the trap It was too late.
Nothing but charred bones and but
tons were found by the rescuing party
which, with the aid of oxygen helmets
and pulmotors, succeeded in penetrat
ing the Cumbre tunnel on Sunday.
RANCHER ON THE WARPATH.
Domestic Troubles Alleged to Be the
Cause of Near Tragedy.
Tremonton, Utah.—Jasper Phillips
of this city was shot and severely
wounded at an early hour
morning by Jesse Orwln. a ranchman
of Garland. A bullet from Orwln's re
volver crashed through Phillip's jaw
and lodged In the back of his neck.
The bullet was extracted by Drs. Bow
man and Pitt, and un'ess blood pois
oning should set in, Phillips Is not In
danger. The shooting, it is said, was
the result of domestic troubles be
tween Orwln and his wife.
Orwln and his wife were recently
divorced, and it is said that Phillips,
who is a cousin of Mrs. Orwln, figured
in the proceedings,
Marines to Protect Foreigners.
Washington.—.Rioting and pillage
broke out in Cape Haïtien Friday to
such an extent that Commander Bost
wick of the gunboat Nashville lauded
eighty men to protect lives and prop
erty for foreign residents. Command
er Bostwick took action at the request
of foreign consuls. Instructions to his
landing force were to protect Ameri
cans and all foreigners and their prop
Misguided Girl Murders Woman.
Newark, N. J.—Hazel Herdraan an
innkeeper's daughter, confessed, af
ter taking a fatal dose of poison late
Saturday, that it was she who Friday
night shot and killed Mrs. Harriet
Manning, wife of Charles I. Manning,
a garage owner. She said, on her
deathbed at a hospital in Montclair,
that she had killed the woman In
order that Manning might marry her.
Missionary Priest Killed.
San Antonio, Texas.—S. Virum
Braies, a Spanish missionary priest,
was shot and fatally wounded at the
country home of Charles Baumberger,
a wealthy San Antonio manufacturer.
Baumberger and his son surrendered
to the sheriff.
Wilson's C pinion of Tolls.
Baltimore.—President Wllscn, in a
letter to William L. Marbury of this
city, says that the exemption of Amer
can coastwise ships is a mistaken
policy from every point of view" and
"benefits for the present, at any rate,
only a monopoly."
Terrazas Bankrupt by War.
El Paso, Texas—His immense in
come tied up by three years of revo
luttons, Alberto Terrazas, of the fam
ily whose name In Mexico Is a syno
nym for great wealth, has been com
pelled to seek a means of livelihood.
Murders Girl and Suicides.
Greensburg, Pa.—Love for two slx
teen-year-old girls, neither of whom
knew of the other's existence, prompt
ed John McFadden to kill Anna Lutz
and himself as they sat In an automo
bile near Llgonler, Pa.
PERUVIAN PRESIDENT TAKEN
PRISONER BY REBEL BAND
Uprising Came as a Complete Sur
prise. Minister of War Being
Killed in Attack on Palace.
Lima, Peru,—The president of the
republic of Peru, Guillermo Billlng
hurst, was taken prisoner Wednesday
by military revolutionists.
President Billlnghurst was later
taken by the rebels as a prisoner to
Callao from which port he will be
sent into exile in a foreign country.
The rebels attacked the presidential
palace Wednesday morning under the
leadership of Colonel Benavides. Gen
eral Enrique Varela, premier and min
ister of war, was killed in the fight
which ensued. Dr. Augusto Durand, a
former revolutionary teader, took pos
session of the palace.
The attack on the palace began at
half-past four In the morning. In
habitants of Lima ran into the streets,
alarmed by the firing. Soldiers were
ordered to fire volleys Into the air
in order to prevent the formation of
crowds and by this method they kept
the panic-stricken people moving from
place to place.
A civilian bystander was killed by
Peru's sudden revolutionary truoble
is due principally to President Blll
Inghurst's earnest efforts to place the
finances of his country on a sound
basis. His scheme for doing this in
volved the strictest economies
throughout the public service and nat
urally proved unpopular, particularly
among officeholders, who saw their
salaries and estimates pruned with a
To Show Faith by Works.
Sunbury, Pa.— Dr. H. T. Kelser,
mayor, and Merle Shannon, chief of
police, both of whom were converted
at a revival meeting Sunday, an
nounced Wednesday that they would
eliminate all gambling houses, places
of immorality and slot machines.
Jury Frees Woman.
Bartlesville. Okla.—Mrs. Laura M.
Reuter was found not guilty of com
plicity in the murder of her husband
Charles T, Reuter by a jury in the
district court Saturday.
Mrs. Reuter's second trial.
Senor Guillermo Billlnghurst, presi
dent of Peru, who succeeded Agosto
Leguia on September 24, was born at
Arlca In 1851 of English parents,
was educated In Valparaiso and Bue
nos Aire* and for years has been
prominent as both a scientist and a
politician. He has held
Immigration Bill Passes.
Washington—The Burnett Immigra
tlon bill, prescribing a literacy test
for applicants to admission to the
United States, was passed by
house Wednesday afternoon bv a vote
of 241 to 126.
Bribers Sent to Prisen.
New y ork.—Joseph Cassidy, formel
Democratic boss of Queens
and William Willett, a former
sentenced to serve a year and
months and to pay $1,000 tine.
OF COMING FLOODS
NATIONAL DRAINAGE CONGRESS
OF EXPECTED DESASTER.
FUNDS ON EVE
President Perkins Predicts Flood Hav
oc Such as That of Last Year,
Which Cost the American Peo
ple Nearly a Thousand Lives.
halted efforts of the national drain
age congress to guard against a re
currence of the floods which damaged
the middle western and southern
states last year.
Edmund T. Perkins, president of the
Sunday notified Ernest
F. Bickness. national director of the
Red Cross society, of his inability to
operations because of lack
of funds and warned the Red Cross
to be "prepared to cope again In a
few weeks with flood havoc such as
that of last year which cost the Amer
ican people nearly a thousand lives
and property to the value of $200,000,
Mr. Perkins asserted that the ab
normal winter, with light snowfall,
gives ground to expect the Red Cross
■ill again be set to the alleviation of
"disasters which the American repub
lic has not yet decided to avert."
misery of Mexico and foreign coun
tries, he said, has overshadowed the
in the United
has failed to act and
such subjects as reclamation of west
arid lands had been allowed to
eclipse the pressing demand for flood
I I I!
SUIT INTERESTS THOUSANDS.
May Result in Judicial Pronouncement
of Theory of Beneficial Use of
Provo. Utah.—Suit which may af
fect the entire system of water diver
sions from the Provo river and
may result In judicial pronouncement
of the theory of the "beneficial use ol
water," as governing rights of appro
priates In this section, was filed In the
district court here
for the Provo Reservoir com
pany against all persons claiming a
right or interest In water of the river
or its tributaries.
Defendants Include the cities of
Provo and Heber, the towns of Mid
way and Charleston, about fifty
canal companies and corporations. In
eluding the Utah Light & Power com
pany and other Interests holding
power sites along the river, and about
a thousand individuals. Of the per
sons named as defendants, about one
half are citizens of Utah county, one
third of Wasatch county and one
sixth of Summit county. The river s
sources are in Summit and Wasatch
WHOLE VILLAGES BURIED.
Flooded by Torrent of Flaming Lava
And Buried Under Hail of Rocks,
San Francisco.—The first detailed
account of the terrible eruption of
Sakurajima. on the southern coast ol
Japan, was received here Saturday by
mail. The correspondent places the
loss of life, conservatively estimated
at "several hundreds."
Not only was the Island of Sakura
jima itself, with its dozen villages,
flooded by a torrent of flaming lava
and buried under a hall of incandes
cent rocks, but the beautiful city of
Kagoshima, overlooking the golden
gate of Japan, was partly destroyed,
several towns and villages on the
mainland to the east were sore hit
and the villages of Akamidzu, Yokoy
ama and Koarike were literally swab
lowed up by the molten lava. Until
they are dug out. no specifics count of
lives lost ever will be possible.
Would Right a Wrong.
. , _ . ,
Washington.—Secretary cf the Navy
Daniels will recommend to congress
within a few days the passage of a bill
to reinstate in the marine corps Lieu
tenant Colonel Constantine
Perkins, who, he has become
vinced, was run cut of service by
clique in the marine service in Wash
Brains Himself With Ax.
Greenwich. Conn.—Using the blunl
end of a heavy ax to crush In his
skull, William A. Stedman, a promi
nent member of a cotton brokerage
firm of New York City, committed
Gambling Apparatus Burned.
Baker, Ore.—Gambling parapherna
lia taken by Colonel Yawson and his
militiamen from Copperfield and Hunt
month, wont up in smoko
Sunday. In acordance with orders ol
Ordered Back to Mexico.
Mexican army, who have been study
ing aviation here,
Sunday to return to Mexico
first steamer and rejoin their
More Would Wreck Government.
make short work of local
government,'' says Brigadier General
Pershing, In his latest report as gov
ernor of Mindanao, to Secretary Gar
rlson. received Saturday.
DEMOCRATS WERE IGNORANT
OF PLANK REGARDING TOILS
Georgia Congressman Declares Thai
Provision Was Inserted In Plat
free passage for
through the Panama canal was In
Jected into the Democratic platform
without the knowledge of the major
Ity of the resolutions committee at
the Baltimore convention, according
to the assertion on Saturday of Rep
resentativo Adamson of Georgia,
chairman of the interstate and for
eign commerce commission. He hud
met but three or four members of th«
convention, he said, who knew of the
existence of the tolls plank before
the platform was promulgated.
Branding the tolls exemption pro
vision as "heretic doctrine," Adam
son issued a statement paving the
way for congressional debate on a
repealing bill to be introduced in ac
cordance with the determination ol
President Wilson that the United
States should recognize the claim ol
American ships is In violation of the
Hay Pauncefote treaty.
ROUND-UP AT LOGAN CLOSES
Gathering was Most Successful One
Logan, Utah—The most successful
roundup In the history of the Agrlcul
lure college closed February 7. Be
tween 1,200 and 1,400 people have
availed themselves of the opportunl
ty of hearing an Instructive course ol
lectures on farming and home econo
mics. Many have attended every ses
slon. Notebooks have been numerous
at every meeting, and men of years
of experience In farming could
ways be seen noting down the things
they heard In order that they might
take the Instructions home and pul
them Into practice.
The roundup now moves to Rich
field, where a similar gathering will
be held beginning Tuesday and con
tinuing until February 21.
MERGER DM MINERS UNIONS.
Western Federation and Mine Work
ers of American Plan Consolidation.
Denver. Colo.—Consolidation of the
Western Federation of Miners and the
United Mine Workers of America, tot
allng more than half a million mem
hers, with a yearly revenue In excesi
of $6,000,000, is foreshadowed by the
action on Saturday of the executive
committee of the Western Federation
In semi annual session here In agree
Ing to appoint a subcommittee to con
ter upon the proposed consolldatlor
with a subcommittee from the Unit
ed Mines Workers.
Will Test Law.
San Francisco.—Not satisfied
state supremo court decision which
denied her the right to vote In this
state because she Is the wife of an
alien, Mrs. Ethel C. Mackenzie, wife of
Gordon Mackenzie, the singer, has tak
en her case to the supreme court ol
the United States with the Intention
of determining the validity of the fed
eral statute which says that an Amerl
woman who marries an alien
thereby takes the nationality of he»
al extension bill passed the senate or
Saturday without a dissenting vote
Pass Farm Demonstration Bill.
Washington.—The house agrlrultur
The bill provides for the demonstra
tiens on the farm of approved meth
ods and scientific discoveries as to
farming and some economies made In
the state agricultural colleges, expert
menetal stations and In the federal
department of agriculture.
Called to Happy Hunting Ground.
Watonga, Okla—White Antelope,
j *5. a former war chief of the Cheyenne
Indians, died Saturday. Me was one
of the seven Cheyenne chiefs whe
signed the treaty with the Cherokee
commission thirty years ago. red'nt
thR Cheyenne and Arapahoe lands tt
Slays Wrong Man.
Barcelona.—An attempt was made
to kill Senor OsaorloSalnrdo, who was
governor of Barcelona at the time ni
he disorders In 1909. The ex govern
or escaped, and. In his stead, an Inof
tensive citizen was shot dead
Intends to Free Convicts,
t olumbia, S. C.—Gov. Cole L. Bless,
expects to clear the South Carolina
penitentiary of some 40o prisoners by
next August, according to his
ment during an Inquiry Into the
ditlons at the state hospital, for Hu
Cost of Western Fuel Trial.
cost of th»
trial in the United
was estimated Saturda
to have reached a total of $250.000.
Mountain View, Wy
on the Wyoming ranges In this section
of Hints county, some miles north ol
the Utah line and du
ton, Is In danger of
result of the hi
o «'list of Evans
starvation ns t.
avy snow fall.
Justice Scaks Toga.
Rolse. Ida.—Chief Justlc
on Saturday of
Lunes H. Brady. He says ho wll'
'tftlgn his sent on the bench
e James F
IDAHO STATE NEWS
The Big Lost River Irrigation «y»
111 be sold February 16 unde»
the hammer at the court
About twenty passengers
on the Wood river branch were snow
bound for two days when the train,
stalled In a cut three miles from
on a train
George N. lift, a former resident o!
Pocatello, consul at Nuremberg, Ger
many. has been promoted to consul
at St. Gall, Switzerland, with an In
crease in salary.
Suit has been filed against the Utah
Power & Light company
damages by the estate of Steve Gil
bert. who lost his life last June while
at work In the comoany's power planl
at Idaho Falls.
The report of the secretary of the
Commercial club shows
» cent of the business
members of the club, and
that 90 per
that there are nearly 300 members in
Governor Haines has denied the
requisition of Governor
Montana for the return to that stats
of Charles F. Thomas, wanted at Mis
soula for child desertion, which Is s
penal offense In Montana.
J. A. Givens, vice-president, and C
h, Robbins, a director of the Bank of
Nampa, Ltd., which was closed by
the state bank commissioner Septem
her 27. 1913, are charged with violât
Ing the state banking laws.
The Hailey Electric company
filed articles of Incorporation for rec
ord. The capital stock Is
Fred W. Gooding of Shoshone, Frank
It. Gooding of Gooding and John R
Hart of Halley are stockholders.
A carload of material for the In
terlor work on the new St Charles
Roman Catholic church at Halley has
arrived, and another carload is ex
ported, when the work will he com
pteted as rapidly as the weather will
A trades school maintained in con
nection with the city schools or sep
arately. Is the solution which Judgi
Dunbar of the juvenile court sug
gests for the Idleness of the Bois«
boys and girls between the ages ol
14 and 18.
William Oik and Harold L Hart
viggen have been named as member»
of the police force at Pocatello U
succeed H. Willard Green and J B
Campbell, resigned. Green résignée
beifiuse bis record was brought up
before the grand Jury recently in se»
The announcement that the stale
highway commission. In the extonsloc
of the proposed stale highway fron
Boise to Payette, has planned th»
to run so as to leave Kmmetl
"off the road." ha* produced a strong
spirit of protest In the Emmett sec
Witnesses were unable to appeal
upon behalf of the shippers und petl
tinners living on the Hill City brunet
of the Oregon Short Line on account
of the road being blockaded will
snow and the Idaho Public Utllllle«
commission continued the bearing»
until February 23.
Work on a $200.000 passenger sta
tlon at Pocatello will start on or be
fore May I and the station will I»
completed before 1915. Money hui
been appropriated for the station utu
the plans are ready. This was th«
assurance given the public utllltb-r
commission last week
Idaho Falls has greatly Increasei
in productive output during th«. Iasi
year. From August 1. 1912.'to June 1
1913, there were hilled from ther.
1.697 cars of potatoes.
1, 1913. to February 1, 1914,
have been moved from
1.573 cars of potatoes.
Oregon Short Line officials tin«'
given assurances to the public utill
ties commission that work on a $20".
OOo passenger station at I'oratellr
would be started on or before May 1
and that the new station would I»
rushed to completion to be ready fm
the heavy passenger traffic of 1915
Governor Haines has Issued
requisition on Governor Johnson
California for the return to Idaho ol
C. K. Loro, who Is under arrest In Los
Angeles. He Is wanted for making
a false report last April to the bank
commissioner on the condition of th.
Bank of Nampa, of which he was
at ; 1er
John L. Cox, the young man who I*
serving a term in the penitentiary
iindi-r conviction of having robbed
his companion of a silver wateh
the streets of Boise while both men
were drunk, was permitted to
mother s funeral last
through the clemency of
James A. Plnnoy, one of
leading business and public
'hree times mavor of that city and
i pioneer of Idaho, (Hod at his home
February 5. Death was due to quick
of the first
X 111 le Kottlers at Florence, Idaho, and
s aliitfhed the first mercantile
1 ■:» In Idaho City.
Ho was one
Idaho women are finding many un '
usual occupations which un- provM
highly lucrative. Mrs. Robert " c '
Closky of the Snake River
near Caldwell, has been cm g
•alslng fancy di i;s for two years,
finds It nut only Interesting, but t ,r0 ''
Invest!«» 1 *
Pocatello ha» re f
Th- grand Jury called to
Ih<* ho 1 il evil nt
unintended that the
light" district be closed pernmnentU •
that the city Jail undergo n
and 'hat the new c«nm«y J» 1
be a n - Tary nlae« for , . •
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