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EVENING EDITION EGOTISTICAL Humphrey's Definition of Wilson's Policy in the Mexican Situation PANAMA TOLLS FIGHT IS OUTCOME Mann Dcuouncee Democratic Schcme and Detiares Unit Acceptance of British Construction on Treaty Means Defeat In Times of War. Washington. March 31.—Repreaen tativr. Humphrey of Washington, re publican, denounced the democratic position on the Panama tolls as "more contemptable than the Knglish lan guage can express." and declared that the condition lias been brought about by the "egotestical blundering" of the administration in the Mexican situation. .Representative Humphrey lauded Majority Leader Underwood and Speaker Clark, who, he said, "by ev ery rule of fairness and honor should be president today," for refusing to repudiate the democratic platform. The administration, Humphrey de clared, had been imposed upon "to carry out the international confidence game by which Japan and England hope to secure the use of the canal without competition." Mann Denounces Scheme. Republican Leader Mann told the house that three questions were in volved in the repeal of the tolls ex emption: Treaty rights, moral rights apart from treaty construction, and the economic policy Involved. The economic question might be changed any time, he said, but the decision on treaty rights must be a 1%etlng one. He maintained that no construction of 'the H&y-Pauncefote treaty com pelted the United States to charge the same tolls on its own ships or those of Panama, as levied on those of other nations. Rule Not Applicable. "A readlng'oftheTiilee-to be served by nations to receive equal ti eatVuer.V' he said,, ^plainly disclose* that they are not applicable to the United fitfcten or Panama. "England's attempt to secure her construction of the treaty at this time is not for its present effect. It is for the long distance future. If we con strue the treaty according to the Eng lish claims, it is sure to embarass us whenever we have war with other countries. Would Bring Defeat. "War Is not desirable, but It is In evitable. We cannot always maln taiii' peace. If, we agree now to the i* English construction, it is certain that in the future when we have a war with Japan, or China, or some other country, questions will arise in refec ence to their use and our use of the canal, especially as to war vessels, and in that time of stress, we will be met with the contention by England —the present ally of Japan—or some other country, that we have con strued that treaty in such a way that we cannot protect the canal without bringing protest from her or from other countries, which will em harass, if not defeat us, in war." Manaltan to Ask Questions. Washington,' March 31.—In a series of explosive questions, Representative Manahan yesterday informed the house of his opposition to the tolls re veal bill. Mr. Manahan said: Mr. Speaker: Why is my time so lintited that alt I can do is to put a few questions to the advocates of this bill? Why this unseemly haste in forcing this measure through the house? Do the advocates of the repeal fear full, debate? Do they fear gome foreign nation? Or are they afraid of a protest from the1 people? Are the people yet awake to the meaning of this contest? Do they realise that it is the last desperate' effort' of the great railroads to maintain conrol of. transportation and to hold the power of levying con sumers? 'I Is ft not clear that In. demanding the-'repeal of' the exemption of tolls 6n our coastwise shipping England is acting as attorney for the Canadian Pacific railroad? Do not my colleagues from the northwest realise that in pleading for England's view of the treaty they are rendering valuable service to the royal -house of Hill in Minnesota? Are Roads Indifferent. Is there a member In this house or a voter In this country so simple as to think that the railroads are indifferent, in tjiis matter? Jp.oes.not the: elimination of water Competition mean millions in railroad dividends? Dbes not my colleague, Mr. Stevens, realise that water competition reach- (Continued on Page 3.) Sgutt Mercantile Store Destroyed wi* ".''fe-' fej'Mfs- liarvey. N. Mmreh loss .here'' y«ster-. dsy^r-b®*1 tbe' Julius Sgutt mercantile iptb&'-^kS' destroyed- by flre. whlch ViM originated probably from ajK over he^tM funaee.: The loes oh building igk' with'.. :f 10^00 Jn»uranc«, I r^"""" 1 '4^3 r0 |-kCs»!p- risi® OF FAKOUStf' DEAD Timothy Daniel Sullivan, for-,. Yean In House of Commons, For Dublin Head, Succumbs. Dublin, March 1.—Timothy Daniel Sullivan .Irish patriot, author of "God Save Ireland," died today aged 87. Sullivan, a journalist, was one of the prominent agitators In favor of home rule at the time Parnell was in his prime. For twenty years Sullivan, a nationalist, was a member of the house of commons, and' for two years he was lord mayor of Dublin. h«TH« BATTLE WAGED IN TORREON TODAY Juarez, March 31.—The only information available is that fighting continues at Torreon with continued hea vy losses to both sides. The fighting is now from house to house in Torreon. Huerta Confident. Washington, March 31.— The Mexican embassy today received the following mes sage from the foreign office in Mexico City: "Torreon has not fallen and the gov ernment is quite confident that it will not fall, accord ing to the latest reports re ceived by the government from the front." .^TuareiE, March/ 31—At 1 li^ stating nfnat fighting continued at Torreon, was received by the rebel officials. The rumor that an armistice was agreed to was denied. PTiAYS SUICIDE KILLS SELF. Six-year-old Boy Fires Fatal Shot While Brothers Walt for Hlin to Finish the Scene. Kansas City, March 31—Playing sui cide with an old revolver he believed to be not loaded, Virgil Wyatt, 6 years old. son of Mrs. Luclnda Wyatt, shot and killed himself yesterday while his two younger brothers looked on, wait ing for him to fall down and "play dead." ARMY REVIEW OF JOBLESS "Mllllonatre Hobo" Plans Big Demon stration in Washington. New York, March 31.—J. Eades How, "millionaire hobo," and founder of the Brotherhood Welfare associa tion, has written to Alexander Law. secretary of the association that he is arranging with his followers for a na tional demonstration at Washington on May 1 in connection with Coxey's army. ATTACK ON GERMAN SENTRY. Mysterious Assault on Soldier on Guard at Straasburg Fails. Strassburg, Germany, March 31.— A mysterious attack on a soldier on guard at the Kirchbach fort was made on Friday at midnight, apcord ing to a report issued by military au thorities-here today. When a sergeant opened the portal In reply..to tbe bell which he assum ed had been rung by the command, ant returning from the city, he heard a shot fired aa4 a bullet grazed his. chest. H$ advanced to Investigate, and a secqnd sho^was fired. The bul let struck him In the groin, flattening, on a coin In his pocket and only slightly bruising him. Wffl tiot Threait Uttered in House •of Commons Monday. /Ml'. -iir-wt'® A '£.- si. ,1 ... London, March Jl.—Visedunt Mor ley. lord president in the' council, abandoned his iritention of reBigniiig' from the cabinet, ?s.lntimated ln the house of lords yesterday. After a week of? sensaU&iill devel opments in connection the Ulster situation, the house of commons start ed ^the debatf ont th« second readlpg of the home rule for Ireland Iblll. It is expected thje.'measure ^vlll occupy the nduse of ,lonilk thiHie^deys. .Establishment of a federal system of govanuneAt frr th« SMt^ph bles, was suggested ln the house of com mons by Sir Bd^ard Orex 4a a-sotu tion of .the bom* rule :dtn)uliy...The suggesUon^ was, reeved ijrltK great attention by the house ss Gre: litVen was not solv a-fedenU Valued at |U,- pM::St9.oal laminae*. culty 1 y«y. AND VOL. 9, NO. 77. GRAND FORKS, N. D., TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 1914. Gen. Gough's Resignation Cause of Army Crisis General Hubert de la Poer Qough, serving in the British army in Ulster, was the chief cause of the crisis in,the British army over the Ulster situa tion. His resignation with that of several of his subordinates brought on the trouble. MEETINGS ARE WELLATTENDED Grand Forks County School Campaign Inaugurated at Emerado Yesterday. TWO BIG SESSIONS ARE HELD MONDAY Gather at Niagara this Afternoon—E. M. Phillips Principal Spejikei*—De clares parents Should Teach Child Sex Hygiene—Not Teacher's Duty. "Wtth'ttieTfai-inere and buSncSB men lli^eacK' distribt taking an uiiusual in tereft, the consolidated-school cam paign, which was inaugurated at Em erado yesterday afternoon, promises to be exceptionally successful. Tlie third meeting is being held at Nia gara this afternoon, ajid, according to reports from that city, a large number are attending. Meetings were held yesterday at Emerado and Larimore. The Emer ado meeting wsb held under the au spices of the Farmers' ciub. The members of that club served dinner to 200 at noon. The Emerado batid gave a concert at 11:30 a. m„ and rendered several special numbers dur ing the afternoon program. Special musical numbers were also given at tho Larimore meeting. Phillips Principal Speaker. E. M. Phillips, rural school inspec tor- for Minnesota, was the principal speaker at each meeting yesterday. Mr. .Phillips spoke particularly of the health conditions ol" the rural school. He emphasized the importance of ex cellent heatiiiK and lighting facilities. Mr. Phillips declared that sex-hy giene should not be taught in the schools. He said each pupil should be given such instruction individually, and the parents were the proper per sons to impart such knowledge. He did not consider it the teacher's duty. In speaking of the proper age to be gin the child's school education, Mr. Phillips said that, as much as he val ued education, he would rather keep the child at home a year or two long er. rather than see them lose any time between 12 and 18 years of age. The child, during the period of adol escence, should remain with the par ents as long as ppselble. Prof. A. P. Hollis of the state agri cultural cbllege spoke on "Consolida tion." Mr. Hollis Bpoke particularly of the advantages of consolidating, declaring that the rural graded school was the farmers' Declaration of Independence. The subject of his address was "How to Save the Cotin t*y Boy and Girl," and it was illus trated with stereoptlcon views. James -MuHep,- president of the Emerado .Farmers' club, presided. J, Hoke of the Better Farming as sociation was the last speaker. He 4ip9ussed live stock, emphasizing' its valye on the Red rtver valley farm. r'.V School Directors Meet, At 4:SO..o'clock,- a 'meeting of the executive contttlttee of the Grand Porks County School",Directors' asso jciation. was held at'-the office of 8u perlntendent IY. \WftMnhoel. Several .questions of im&ort&ricte were diseuris jedi' but .no deflnite action" was taken. Thfe committee adjourned' to^ meet In Ithls dty lateh At this meeting Mr. Phillips, Mr. HolliS, Miss M. Beatrice Johristonc, county supertntendent of'schoain, and J.-. S. Bjornson, deputy superintend ent, spoke. .. Larimore Meeting, The Larimore meeting was held In thp Commercial club rooms. O. M. Phi]Ilps. president of. the Larimore dub. presided. The speakers were E. M. Phillips and A. P. Hollis, and their addresses were very much the |«me as at Emer ado. Special music was furnished by the I^arimore high school Glee club and a quartet composed of Messrs. Doyle, Relnhoel. Watts and LaMoure. The meetirig at Niagara tUlii after-' noon promises to be one of the most auccesiful of the. week. The: farmers In thj^' viclhlty ^re.taklng an .unusual lntM«st .l|(- ^e-4ue^on of consollda? tlon* .' v. -.iv A feature of the meeting was the adlii? «1ven by Miss Eva Mooney Iwghter of Cbunty Commissioner .Mooney. Miss Mooney read several iplecttons, all of .which were unusual- },j if V^»ti .. v'v^^4 •i, i\# '-atA -•jjP S HANG Mob Musko WIFE E e8 -Woman Early ornmg DERER LASHED UP Taken From- Jall. ^^lia Hands, Throat and Cbest 'E^iUli^Gut, Lungs Punc tured, eto4^Tl*i, Victim of New Mexico Assault. Bied at Noon. Muskagee, ^(i^^Uarch 31.—Ma rie Scott, a negroes Vho on Sunday night killed Iiieiilubl Peace, a young white man, by giving a knife Into his heart, was taken, ijiit of the Wagoner county jail and jMMjlged to a telephone pole early todayi,^.' The mob men^bfhs who were mask ed, overpoweredsl n% jailer one armed man threw' a ra&s over the woman's head and drag#(M 'her out of jail. Wife Munferer Slashed. Sante Fe, N. ftlarch 31.—Adolfo Padilla, charged/wnh killing his wife, cutting her thropxYwlth a razor, was dragged from the.jall by a mob of twenty men, his Mmds and throat slashed with sharp knives, his lungs punctured, stabbed rind wounded, and left lying in front of the jail. He died at noon. Vessels Carrying Great Car go of Ri%£ Drops Out —-o *..5 •'W. Copenhagen, March 31.—Mysterious cargo of 300 tons ot rifles, supposed to be Intended for Ireland, disappeared from the vicinity of the Danish Islnad of Langeland, during the night, after an embargo hail Ixicn placed on the cargo by the authorities. Rifles were brought to Ixingplanrl from Hamburg, aboard the Ughter, which anchored off the island. THE WEATHER, North Dakota: Unsettled lo night and Wednesday probably showers in east central portions. MKJAIi OBSERVATION. 7 a. m.. 35 maximum, 54 min imum 31 southeast wind, miles barometer, SO. 18. Soldiers puhHiic Buffalo, N. V, Maich 28.—-flth fixed bayonets and loaded rifles,jithe entire seventy-fourth New Toflc|iii fantry, WOO men in all, is ksoiltg peace at D$pew, seyeii miles Buffalo. The iittle.4own who workmen pf the Gouli pany '.have -been on strike weekslssoethlng, and'trouble Is ly expected. .The strike 'breakers^'-'tratn over lAckawaha whicOi fines out here every- morning, tn-oceeds guard fit -150 mlUtlUtten re shoot down the Jitriktaif wotkmen moment, they mterfe^p Close «r ls kepti on.'the wKott iVip ftoin cltjrtotheoouplier 1 1 .JL&4 ,'K': M- TIMES CAUSES SUICIDE OF HUSBAND Minot Man, Despondent at Her De mise a Year Ago. Drinks Strychnine. Minot, N. D., March 31.—William Burke, aged 56, despondent during the past year because of the death of CUITVffMin Slayer of Cincinnati Woman Will Go to Prison For Life. Chicago, March 31.—John B. Koet ters was found guilty today of mur dering Mrs. Emma Kraft of Cincin nati, and his punishment was fixed at life Imprisonment in the verdict ren dered by the jury, which took the case yesterday afternoon. Koetters killed Mrs. Kraft in a Chi cago hotel, and then fled to Califor nia ,where he was arrested. The mo tive was robbery. Koetters has been known as "Handsome Jack." SUSPEND TARIFFS Elimination of Allowances to Indus trial Hoads Not Permitted. Washington, March 31.—-All new tariffs of railroads, eliminating nl lo'wances to industrial railroads were todaj' suspended by the interstat« cominerco commission until July 30, with the exception of tlioso affecting the United States Steel corporation and other iron and steel companies, which are permitted to stand. CASES ST ONCE No Time to be Lost in Get ting Final Consideration of Movement. A short time after the. Norwegian Mearner, Fanny, dr«'\v Hionssidc anrl Washington, .Marcli r.1.—To facili took the arms on lmaril. tate considenitiiiti of the advance rate Danish authorities then teixed tho ioa8e Chairman Harlan announced papers'of the Lighter and the steamer, |tha„t the interstate commerce commis- icorse. Bangs, in spite of violent ob whosn commanders are ordered to i.sion had decided to grant tho request, .lections on the part of State's Attorney Today of railroads to hear the concluding await' further: instructions. boLh vessels vanished. testimony today and Thursday. The reruicst of Vice President. Bromwell, of the Krie railroad, who pointed out what he declared the seri oils linancial condition of carriers warranted them the commission will expedite the hearings in every way possible. The commission had Assignments for Wednesday and Thursday, but concluded that it would be better to •'hear the final testimony of the roads !now. than to wait until the latter part of April. LOADED RIFLES AND FIXED BAYONETS MAINTAIN ORDER IN N. Y. STRIKE TOWN TROUBLE IS FEARED AS UNREST GROWS LD gate -to Would Coupler Co. plant at Depew, N. Y. Manacer Harden of the aoisoern. Although there have been no seri ous clashes as yet between, troops and strikers, trouble is feared as the unrest grows. All saloons within a radius ot half a mile of the plant probably Will be closed until the striks is over. Ca»t anxiety la caused, by the fact tt)at tuantitles of arms aiid am mitiiHioib are being shipped into the: villiH% and that these weaoon* are .fin dine their way ifato the hands of ^he- strikers, many of whom, arc for signers. Onriftlpinent 6f 100 mod oHi .M9ek 'is known to hfcve b^on re vived this week/ and It Is said that most -or the strikers are new arihed. The soldiers on mi -)M U,,^ II 1.1. "I.I.»II" his wife, committed suicide at his home near the city, drinking strychnine. A search of the premises revealed numerous evidences of his intended suicide, poison being secreted at sev eral points. Burke was well fixed financially. •Sp^" 44 v-'v7 v*r v.i 'V Burtness Dissatisfied. Whether State's Attorney ruvtnqgj(*ij ion hisyisit to Portland, attempted'to jK'eiMfy^irtltv«.,»'s fSt'ory of niH ali*BtrA: r'on\'ernetion wIth 'Cotpe tha.t ^Burfc-. nesg was dissatisfied with the Informa tion secured wore features brought out by Bangs' questioning, and de I tiled by Sullivan. Sullivan, testifying with reference to his activities in obtaining corrobora tive testimony at Portland, concern ing bis conver.-iutions with Cooper. |showed weaknesses In his testimony, becoming badly confused on several points. I Declares False. The testimony of Joseph and Ijottio Mi-I.eaii, In the effect that Cooper was not in Portland on Jan. 24, 1914, was read to the witness by Attorney Burtness. Sullivan stated flatly that the evidence in .question was false. Taking up the evente leading up to the alleged confession. Mr. Bangs asked Sullivan when he first saw Mc Liain Cooper in Portland. "About, a week before the interview at the lmeprial Hotel." said the wit ness. "Where?" asked Mr. Bangs. "At Mcljpnn and Fraser's livery barn." "How did you find him there?" "T went to Tlillsboro, Ore., and found out there where Cooper was." f? ordered .to confiscate any- weapon seen In the hand? of the striken and if further, attacks are .made the .homes And, headquarters of the idle men mar'be. searched for guns and ammunition. "If strikers ofter rseietance when ordered to deliver their arms, then «hoot5" This comnxmd was given to the patrol forest «snt to look .for State Xedlaton p. ,J. Dowa«r and James aicManus are. on the around trying to bri^r abfout a rebonoWn. tion. 'tat been ftdfl*. Manadnr Plant 'V.1',,.i:« rt: Various Methods Resorted to in Attempting to Trap Ac cused Men into Making Admissions are Brought Out by the Examination. NO AFTERNOON SESSION. There was no afternoon session In the hearings of Bangs and Mahon today, the fact that Weorge Bangs is having consid erable throat trouble making it necessary to continue the hear lnw till tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock. Indications now are that' the hairing will continue at least ttll the end or this week and probably well into next week. It is quite Ukel.v that the cross examination of Sullivan will con tinue all day tomorrow, making a total of three and a half days "it the stand for lilm. J. A. Sullivan, witness for the state in the Cooper bribery case, became badly confused under, the cross-ex I amination of George Bangs which waa continued at the preliminary hearing fession alleged to have been made by McLain Cooper in Portland, Ore., Jan uary '14. He stuck firmly to his story that the confession waa made, however, and flatly denied that the alibi introduced by Cooper at the extradition hearing waa true. ttaK .efBotta have EVENING EDITION EIGHT PAGES—PRICE FIVE CENTS. ACTMTIS MED COOPER NTQiVEW TRACED TODAY State's Star Witness on Drunken Spree There, Selling Railroad Tickets, etc.—Burtness Finally Took Hand in the Portland Situation. BOIDIES HUT XRY MUT WU BE ON ,,, MESS STAND TOMY Ml HHKSMI said mm ymmm 'How long elapsed before the meeting, three or four days?" H? ji 'j! time? did you go to^ "How many Hilteboro?" "Twice, I think." The witness then told Of three meet ings with McLaih Cooper, before the alleged interview at the hotel, the flm I took place on or about Jan. 20, 1914. There was then he said, an in-' terval of one day before the two met-' again. Then they met two days in succession. "Took In the Town." The first two meetings took place, according to Sullivan, at the McLean and Fraser livery stable. On both of these occasions. Cooper and Sullivan" 'took in the town" together, visiting ai.', number of saloons and going to the? .'T theater, said the witness. The third meeting took plaee at"','& Fifth and Morrison streets, Sullivan said. On that occasion the two spent mo8t «f the day together, and went to this morning and cotradicted himself j1'1® residence of EJllis McLean, where V-w on fieveral points regarding the con- (-"oper was staying during the ww.r •"B'. in order to permit Cooper to get" Jt his rain coat. '-'vfi'-yiW "When did you see Cooper nextr'v asked Mr. Bangs. "Several days later. I lost him for., a few days." said the witness. fi$$m ,£. ?y'$?§| i'a.i '.More than that, it was four or fivt days." 'Then." demanded Mr. Bangs, «'h'bw. pould you have.srep Cooper on the, night of Jahuary 24, as you claim jwufMB' did?"^ "f saw him then, anyway." said the 5 witness. "Tou arrived in Portland the even ing of January 16, didn't you?" "Yes." "Did you go to Hillsboro January 17?" "And when did you make the sec ond trip to Hillsboro?" "The next day, January 18, I think'." "Then the first time that you saw Mc.Lain Cooper could not have been earlier than. January 19?" "No." "And you saw him three times, with one da j' intervening between the first two occasions?" "Tee." Sticks to the Date. "Then with those four days account. ed for, how could you have seen Coop er on the night of January 24, if as you Just said, you lost track of him for four or five days after this first meeting?" "The talk at the hotel took placet January 24," replied the witness. "I didn't say that it was before we had the talk in the hotel that I lost traclc of Cooper."' Mr. Bangs then took up the flues tion of the testimony of Jos eph Kennedy, and his wife, Ixt tie Kennedy, which was given at the extradition hearing in Oregon* Ho read several extracts from this to Sullivan asktng him in each case whether the statements contained therein, to the effect that Cooper had not been away from Hood River, at the time Sullivan claims that he was In Portland, were true, or false. Slate's Attorney Burtness entered violent objections to this line of ques tioning. and a wordy war ensued be tween the two attorneys. Indicates Perjury Chargo. "I am attempting to put this et4 dence in order that I may indict Sul livan on a charge of perjurjr," de clared Mr. Bangs. "For this reason I wish him to go on record at this time concerning it's truth or fUslty. Therefore I maintain that tho evi dence is proper.** Justice Mcbodghlln finally suggest ed that Mr. Bangs should abandon this line of questioning for tho time being, taking it up again at the after noon session if he so desired. To this the attorney consented. On request, of Mir. Bangs. W. R. again." "Was this the last him?" "Yes." "Did you get any niolfe information, from him?" "No." Sullivan said that he stayed at tha Imperii hotel, except-, durin# tha time that JU .stayed with Mr. Burt ness. "Didn't you st&y at the hotel, and "beat' a board Mil asked' Mr. Bangs. Ki "No." retained S«dli« "Wall. tho bad sum we^ you O listen to the strikers* mis oowfpisftht KP s.r was ordered to stand, up. 8ullivaQ.' identified him mm the man who.hadS^.i taken down the record of the alleged-!? ,®'.'•''..-•J conversation with Cooper. "When did you see Cooper after'-?® you had obtained this alleged con fession asked Sir. Bangs. "I lost him for quite awhile," re^ plied Sullivan. "It Was about a week after Jan. 24 before I saw him time The attorney then took. up tha matter of the criminal charges: said to have been lodged against Sullivan at Portland, asking hlnv wh«re he stayed during the time he was In that city.