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TWiN- FALLS, IDAHO, AUGUST 31, PRICE FIVE CENTS mm THE! SUPBHffl MS cut Mem. Pacific mcrtfi teirh wes SENATOR ROBINSON TURNS NEGOTIATIONS UNDER WAY CALLING I0R PURCHASE AND EXPANSION FOR ummuniwiiniiii laBMiaMinaaaiimimiMif ENDING DEADLOCK BETWEEN ROADS I J-'' 'Jl-A GOES TO GALLOWS FOR THE MURDER OF HIS DAUGHTER MAITAIMNG HIS INNOCENCE AND WITHOUT EMOTION Body Sent to Seattle Where It Will Receive a Burial With Full Military Honors; Last Words Were, "Get This Over as Quick As You Pronounced Dead At 4:14 This Morning. WALLA WALLA, Aug. 31-Wallace Bob Gaines today paid the supreme penalty at the state prison for the murder of his 22-year-old daughter Sylvia the night of July 16, 1926. Gaines was taken from the death cell at 4 a.

at 4:06 m. the gallows trap was sprung and eight minutes later Gaines was pronounced hy Prison Physician A. W. Ingram. Move Considered by (Many as a Probable Source of Intensive Development in North ern California and Oregon; Expected To Settle Transportation Dis-V, putes and End Strife Soon.

SAN FEANCISCO, Aug. 31 Announcement was expected here shortly ot purchase by: the Southern Pacific company of the half interest 'in the Northwestern Pacific railroad now held by the Santa Fe. President E. Majfgard of the Northwestern Pacific said to-; day that negotiations, were under, way which called for the purchase by the Southern Pacific and expansion of present Northwestern Senator Joseph T. Robinson of Arkansas, Democratic candidate for teristic expressions in an action strip before the movie camera.

Tlie condemned man died without expression of emotion and as far as could be learned made no confession to spiritual advisers during the night, Unil DOIIBI i OF WINNING IIOIMRGW The condemned man was compara- tively calm aB he stood on the gal- lows trap. He trembled slightly but' spurned proffered support. He had walked unassisted from the death cell accompanied by his spirit- ual-adviser, Frank Novak, and prison authorities. While prison attendants hastily performed their last minute duties, and Novak prayed, Gaines stood unmoved. Once he commented: "Get this over as quick as you can." Those were his last words.

Gaines had lost his nerve during the i Pacmo hne into new territory in northern California. The widely discussed as a probable source of intensive development In nortJiern California and Orcstiiv would murk the end of a long-standing deadlock between the two major roadx. i It -was. interpreted in railroad circles here as being another step toward the amicable settlement of transportation disputes (which delayed development of rich sections of the Jointly wned by the Santa Fe and the Southern Pacific, the Northwestern Pacific- tor many years was expected to expand. It ran from Sau-ealito to Eureka.

Residents' of the Eureka district hoped1 it would be extended to tap the main line of the Shasta i Southern Pacific officials announced the. cost of extending the line through Eureka "via Crescent City to Oregon, would prohibitive. Waj 'declared the Southertf Pacific did not wish to tap the Shasta line because In" effect, would divide its own transcontinental traffic with the Santa Fe. In any event the plans were laid aside. Now appears likely they will be given new consideration if the "split obstacle is removed toy the Southern Pacific's purchase.

long hours of the night, but ACTOR Vice President, shows five charac Says Smith Has Pledged Himself to Enforce the Eighteenth Amendment and Will Do So Even Though He Does Favor a Slight Modification of the Present Law. By United Praaa HOT SPRINGS, Aug. 31 The basis of the Democratic campaign appeal to the south and to that dry element of the party which has looked askance at the" prohibition modification of Governor Smith has. been revealed in- the address of Senator Joe T. Robinson accepting the vice presidential nomination.

The Democrats say to the country: "Wbat if Governor Smith does favor modification of -the 18th amendment or the Volstead act? He has pledged enforcement "of the law and the fact that he believes conditions could be bettered by modifying the law is no reason to charge hint with wishing to nullify the law." That was the position as explained here' last night by Senator Robinson and reveals how the Democrats will seek to reconcile the wet and dry wings of the party. The ceremonies in which Robinson was notified cf his nomination constituted one of the greatest demonstrations ever accorded a political Between 15,000 and 20,000 persons heard his speech of acceptance and when rain threatened to mar the meeting waited in the drizzle for two 1 hours until the ceremony started. Senator Robinson left today for the little town of Lonoke for a homecoming celebration that is beintT planned as the Mggest event in the history of that place. Robinson started his law practice there and went from there to the national congress. He has prepared! a speech which will strike at bigotry in bis appeal for (Continued on Pag Six) Says Rogers.

And Rrjecli Contributions of Money Slid Chewing Gum. i. cnt refuse Wet votes and the other is a Wet with a Dry vote complex. the Wets in Pennsylvania will vote for Dry Hoover, because he's a Republican, and the Drys in Texas Will vote for wet Smith because he is a Democrat. "And they won't vote the way they do because they approve the party's platform, or the party's Candidate, but because that's the way their Grandfather voted when Lincoln ran against Douglas.

So the old bunk goes jiimjlv on," BY ROBINSON Republican Leaders Believe in Certainty of Election and Many Are Talking of Positions in Cabinets; Few Warn Leaders Against By United Praia WASHINGTON, Aug. 31. Herbert Hoover and his campaign skippers have decided in their conferences here that they can cruise into port election day ahead of the Democrats with anly such sails, as they have already set. They base their, confidence on the idea that normally thi is a Republican and dry country, and they do-not Intend to do, any extra maneuvering which they feel might jeopardize what they privately expect, will be the inevitable result. This is the psychology behind their decision to hold the Republican presidential- nominee down to three or four speeches and behind their agreement to let each state organization conduct Its own campaign.

make no secret in private discussions of their belief that Hoover said all that is necessary in his acceptance They, do not claim a tidal wave. Their private reports from the outlying districts Indicate the popular vote may be close but, privately again, they claim, to feel certain they have more, than sufficient electoral votes. Hoover Is known to concur In this theory of the present political situation. He has made no claims for publication. He intends to conduct the personal part ot his campaign as if he had no opponent.

i This strategy was so Successful in the conducted by President Coolidge from the White House in 1924 that Hoover leaders Intend to copy it. 1 The confidence around Hoover (Continued on Page Six) League of Nations Learns that "They (Aren't Being Worn" By Oaltad Praia GENEVA, Adk. 81A snhject not on the ugenda-occupled the attention of; the council of the League of Nations today. The dignified members, engrossed In thoughts of dinarnia-nient, opium control, conventions, treaties and protocols, learned that the girls are not wearing them this season. They learned it at first hand.

Three fashionably dressed worn-en appeared clothed completely except for stockings; A- A seandalteed asher -tried to-liar the way, but they presented nndenbhlft-eredentlaU from one of the leading: delegations to the League. They swept serenely Into the chamber and stayed all during the session, A venerable member looked startled, adjusted his eye-glasses and mattered something, which may have been "what the hell," except no are on vthe eonncfl." Thercnpon business proceeded, lint the conncll was plainly np set i and members seemed ab stracted. IDAHO BAPTISTS WILL MEET HERE Many Prominent Men Plan to Be in Attendance at Annual Conclave. The Idaho Baptist convention will fittingly, observe Its 20th anniversary at its- annual5 Session to be held in the First Baptist church of Twin Falls October 1, 2, 3 and 4. In addition to the special observance of its 20th other special features will be the annual meetings of.

the Baptist ministers' conference and the Women's Missionary society, a great fellowship' ban-quet and laymen's special session. The evening sessions will be featured with the latest moving pictures illustrating Baptist missionary work. From outside the state ther1 will ome to Twin Falls the greatest force of workers and speakers that any church has ever had. These include Rev. V.

H. Bowler, D. of New York, -executive secretary --of the board of promotion of the Northern Baptist convention, Rev. O. Johnson, of Tacoma, one of preachers cf the northwest; Rev.

A. T. Robinson, 0. of New York, efficiency, expejrt. of the Home Mission society Mrs? A.

J. dates of Denver, representing the'. Women's societies, and President Leonard W. Riley of Llnfield college, McMlnnville, Ore. The convention officers are: Presidents Judge Frank S.

Dietrich, Boise; first vice president, Hon. W. H. Witty, Pocatello; second vice president, RevrW. J.

Falls; recording' secretary. Rev. A. C. Lathrop, Buhl treasurer; Dr.

S. R. Rightenour, Boise, i The executive secretary is Rev. W. A.

Shanks, D. Boise. All Indications point to the 'largest attended and most enthusiastic convention of Baptist people ever held In Idaho. Programs will be ready about the middle of TURKISH BEAUTY CONTESTS -By Onltea Praia CONSTANTINOPLE A further step in the' emancipation of Turkish women has been taken with the Issuance cf decree permitting them to take part In beauty contests, Bobby Quigley To Keep Right on With Hs Cigar Smoking By United Praaa WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 Public welfare officials decided today they had no right to stop Bobbie Quigley, 3, from smoking cigars.

Bobbie's habit became public knowledge recently after he wa3 photographed for the movies. Now he smokes at least a cigar daily. It all started1 when Bobbie's brother lasted to smoke because- his father, Edward' Quhrley. did. -Th "Mpr ation.

by letting the youngster smoke a and. get sick. His' plan worked. i Then Bobbie demanded a cigar. His father tried the same scheme on hlro.

But Bobbie didn't get sick. In fact, he enjoyed his snioke. Next day he asked for another cigar. A public welfare investigator found Bobbie hale and lusty and decided smoking wasn't hurting him. SMITH PLEASED WITH RECEPTION Governor Rests Today FoI lowing Strenuous Trips Into New Jersey.

By United Praaa ALBANY, N. Aug. Si Governor Alfred Smith today began a rest over the week end from his strenuous trips into New Jersey and to the state fair at Syracuse preparatory to plunging next week Into state business that has accumulated. He returned to the executive mansion last night from Syracuse a weary man, worn with- the, almost constant contact with crowds In the weeks he has been away, but he was satisfied witn the results of his first appear ances before the people since his ac ceptance of the Detnpcrattic presides tial nomination. s.

The governor late today re cuperating from his busy day F.r: lie started yesterday with a political speech to state Democratic leaders, rallying them to the coming campaign for both the state and national tickets. He had a thrill soon after he entered fair grounds, when an excited bull dashed away, from his post at the governor's side, 'the twp were to be photographed together, and scattered the crowds before Then he dedicated the New York state agricultural museum and topped off his day by watching the races. The Democratic candidate received an enthusiastic welcome. from'; the crowds which packed the grand stands when he made dramatic entrance by riding down the middle of the track in his car. He- waved his hat to the stands and "Mrs; Smith smiled.

He and his entire party occupied a box just at the finishing line and the govornor acted as "bookie for members of his party, -who were wagering on the races A crowd gathered in front of the box watched the Democratic presidential candidate as be tore off strips of paper' for a pool on the race, collected he mopey and later paid it to the. Winner. 4 RUSSIA TO SlfiS MOSCOW, Aug. 31 Soviet Russia agreed today to sign the Kellogg antiwar treaty. Its note of acceptance, however, will be accompanied by a scathing criticism of the treaty iand its Last Minute News Flashes WARDEN MANLEY DIES Si Vnltad Praaa SHANGHAI; 31 Warren Manley, secretary of the American Chamber of Commerce died today.

He formerly was secretary of the Chamber of Commerce of San Francisco, BACK TO BRUSSELS By United Praaa LONDON, Aug. 31 Charles A. Levine flew his- trans-Atlantic plane. Queen of the Air, from Croydon field toward Brussels today to arrange for a flight across the.ocean from there. A party of six was in the plane, including Bert Acosta and Miss Mabel Boll.

LINDBERGH RESTS -By United Praaa BURLINGAME, Aug. 31 Col. Charles A Lindbergh rested at the home of friends today and announced he had "no announcement" of his future plans. The flier arrived in San Francisco yesterday from Seattle. REFUSE TO INTERPRET GENEVA, Aug.

31 The league of nations will refuse to interpret the Monroe Doctrine, it was un-: derstood on good authority today. The league council was reported to have drafted a reply at a secret meeting today to Coat Rica's demand for an interpretation of the doctrine's application. The reply indicates that it is impossible for the council to comply with the rjs-' quest because the Monroe Doctrine ooncerns only the states direcily interested, DO NO HISPERING -'NEW YORK, Aug. 31 The Republican party has started no against Governor Smtlh. and contemplates hone, Dr, Hubert manager, of Herbert Hoover's Republican presidential campaign said when he stooped here en route to Maine, Dr.

Work denied; forcefully Itbe charge of Senator Joe Robinson in his acceptance speech at. Hot Springs last night that the Republicans were fighting the crats with "whisperings." Smith and Hoover both 'Carry On The Glorious Traditions Of Our Party' because they're in favor of Motherhood, Virtue, the Constitution and anything else that seems to call for a word ot praise, including the Farmer. j- "As a matter of fact both, Candidates were shoved down-the Politicians And it was painful wallowing, I claim both these Candidates were nominated not because they the Ideal Choices buf because they were vote-getters. They are both able, fine men but they wasn't chosen on that "I heard the Republicans say a lot about Hoover- (before he was nominated) that they wouldent like to have repeated now. And a lot Of prominent Democrats have certainly changed: their opinions about Al since they found iu was Smith or nothing; the old Gag you're hearing now that both men were put where they are by practically unanimous indorsement and approval of the whole party is the bunk.

Half of each party is not craiy1 about their candidate. OntU a fry would- District Attorney May Investigate By Vnltad Ptaaa LOS' ANGELES, Aug. 31 The dls-. trlct attorney's office todaywas asked to investigate the alleged of Aimee Semple McPherson, noted" evangelist, with a Lake Tahoe subdi- vision scheme. Attorney Benjamin Lewis, representing a of persons said to have been defrauded in the purchase of real estate asked for the inquiry.

i Lewis said he expected to file four suits against the evangelist today. He stated the complaints, were similar tp that entered, yesterday by Attorney S. S. Hahn, accusing Mrs. McPherson of i "''conspiring with real estate dealers iB ithe sale of the propertywi i -i Lewis told the district attorney's of-flcft that McPherson received a ten per cent commission on all sales her- church members.

According to the complaint Mrg. McPherson fv interested her followers in the subdivision by promising to'build a taber-l nacie at Lake Tahoe. United States To Act Vith League -V Aug. 81 The j. United States wasv given its first opportu- "Wty today to- participate with the council of the League of Nations Jn the performance of its official func-iions.

i On the proposal of W. I McKenzie King, p.remier of Canada, the council authorized Sir Eric Drummond, secre-, invltn BrJ SOJL officials-gathered-at his ell before the death march he had recov ered. He bade Novak fare welL And walked bravely from his cell. Following the execution Novak retired to the prison orfice. He had spent the entire night with the condemned man.

"It was the hardest night I ever spent in my life," Novak said. "Gaines went to nieces last night, lost his nerve and spent most of the night praying. "I asked him to make a confession but he said he had nothing to confess. The last words he said to me weTe, "I'm Thank my friends and tell my enemies I forgive them. I have nothing in ray heart against "I told him." continued Novak, "that if he didn't, confess his conscience wouldn't be clear.

He then confessed other things in his life but said Ma. reference to his daughtef's murder 'I can't confess that and say I'm guilty because I'm not," Novak did say, however, that Gaines told him he, was "sorry he had been drinking the night' of, the He lived like a man and died 1ft a man, Mrs. Gaines-murmured whe i told of the hanging. Later Mrs. said she would go to Seattle this evening.

"1 intend to produce evidence "and eventually clear Bob's name' she Bald. I ll expend, every effort in proving Bob's innocence.v'. Mrs. Klizageth Gaines, the widow and step-mother ot the murdered girl; spent the; night the hotel here, as did Gaines', brother, William. Gaines left letters: for Captain S.

chief of the prison guards, to his widow, his brother, and a sister in the The murder of Syrvla Gaines, quiet, reserved graduate ot Smith college, Northampton, was one of the most revolting in Washingtoa criminal annals.v", Gaines, although at first not svn pected of the: crime, was convl-rted upon the testimony of a neigh l.o Lewis. who- swore; that Gain-i, becoming at hiv Stern's home, after the murder; confessed the crime 'to him, The body of the girl mutilated al most beyond recognition was tow on the shores of Green lake the mora-tag after Gaines was at Stern's hoc e. Gaines was not immediately- arr ed and Captain of Detectives si i Tennant: stated that he was conv" his innocence. Several days after, however. Stem was grl" i Sheriff Matt Starwich and Qainos' confession Gaines was accused during by Prosecutor Colvln of criwe! his daughter as revolting as i der itself.

The Gaines case caused war Seattle. William C. 1 thor of "Bob'! was county sloner. He fought for Galnu out. When, the latter William Gaines arose the court room and as" -li stead of his brother, death.

"I am responib's miscarriage of am i 'Ideal Candidates" Are the Bunk "youVa just wonderful, no States -to send representatives, to the January Bession ci-tue tm would be" to participate' in work of the board created by the -league's 1925 opium convention the control, of the International traffic in drugs. Koecrs Refuies to AOrnit lhat Sex Appeal is an Issue. you hear now is the Politi- 1 cians of both partys hollering about what great Candidates they have. At Smith is "really Thomas Jeff son disguised a brown derby and Hoover is Abraham Lincoln with a college education." i Among other caustic observations, Wll Rogers thus endeavors to reveal the "bunk'' in the political campaign: In Magazine, where Rogers is running for President as the candidate of the "Anti-bunk" iiaty( he sayi today: the LOS ANGELES, Aug. 31 Three im-1 portant prosecution witnesses will be called to the stand today and then the state Is expected to rest its case in the trial of Leo P.

Kelley, amorous butcher boy, accused of the murder oj Oie socially prominent Mrs. Myrtle Melius. 1 I The' first of these i to be H. M. McKnlght( Insurance broker, whose testimony -'was' interrupted, by court adjournment last night.

He is to be rollowed by Maggie Ferris, negro maid and Dr. J. H. Burgen. 1.

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