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THE PIOCIIE RECORD
Friday. March 2ft. 1919. EXPECTS TUMBLE 111 PRICES OF FOOD CHAIRMAN OF THE INDUSTRIAL BOARD BELIEVES PRICES WILL RECEDE IN NEAR FUTURE. Make Statement of Interest to the Ultimata Consumer After a Con ference With Food Adminlstra . tlon Officiate at New York. Washington. Cheaper food in the Dear future was predicted on March 84 by Chairman Peek of the depart ment of commerce Industrial board, a a result it a conference with food administration officials in New York. Air. Peek aafd there had been gen eral misunderstandings of a recent, statement by Mr. Hoover that wheat might go to $3.00 a bushel, and he added that the million dollar grain ap propriation was made by congress to enable the public to get wheat pro ducts at reasonable prices, as well as to make good the guarantee to the producer. With wheat prices reasonable, Mr. Peek said, reasonable prices of other products could be expected because wneat waa the barometer of the food trade. After explaining the situation re . gardlng the grain appropriation bill, Mr. Peek said: "I believe, therefore, that there Is very reason to expect lower food prices In the relatively near future. This view, I believe, (he men in charge of the affairs of the food ad ministration will share." CONFIRMS DEATH OF CZAR. Romanoffs Butchered by Bolshevik, Reports French Officer. San Francisco. Confirmation of the execution of the former emperor of Russia aod his wife and daughters under particularly revolting conditkf by Bolshevik troops was made here March 24 by General Robert C. Paris, one of the first French officers to be assigned to the Czecho slovak army In Russia. General aPiis Is on his way home to make an official report of the occurrence to the French government. He arrived here the day before from Vladivostok Nicholas and his family were shot in the basement of their house at Ekater inburg, Siberia. - The women of the once royal family were subjected to Indignities- and mistreatment In the presence of the former' Aer before iHf execution took place. General Pari said. A few days following the murder the bodies were taken under cover of night by automobiles Into near-by villages, where they were cut Into small pieces and burned separately. The charred remains were found by officers of the forces opposed to the Bolshevlkl. WESTERN MEN RETURN HOME Utah, Nevada and Colorado Soldiers Reach New York. New York. Fourteen thousand and sixty troops of the American expedi tionary force, more than 3400 of these convalescing from wounds and sick ness, arrived here March 24 from France on the cruisers JJorth Caro lina and Montana and the stenmshlps Matsonla, Antigone and Manchuria. For the most part the homecoming soldiers were of former national guard units of Colorado, Nevada, Utah, Arl eona, New .Mexico, California, Penn sylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. BOLSHEVIK! CROSS DNEISTER. . Army Largely Composed , of Former Prisoners In Russia. London. A Bolshevik armj of 70, 000 men has crossed the river Pwls ter, south of Lemberg, accordlag to a Zurich dispatch received In Parts and forwarded by the Exchange Tel egraph company. The army Is said to be commanded by Major Georgy and Is composed of Hungarians and Bulgarians who were prisoners of 'war la Russia. Hun Leader Still Raving. ' . Copenhagen. Germany cannot and 31 rot'slgn a peace which involves tie annexation of Danzig by Poland, - President Ebert declared in a speech 8unday, a dispatch from Berlin says. The German president added that Ger many could not give tip West Prussia or part of Upper Silesia. Huns Release Bolshevik Agent ' - Copenhagen. Karl Radek, the lead ing Russian Bolshevik agent In Ger- .roany, who was strrested on February 13 in connection with the Spartacan uprising, baa been released by the German government, according to a Berlin dispatch. Threjs Smothered In Grain - Baskatoon, Sask. Three men were smothered under several tons of grain when a Canadian National railway train crashed Into an elevator, which burst and engulfed the engine, bag tade and express car. , Apology Is Made to Missionaries. Constantinople. Advices received Here a few days ago are to the effect that Premier Ellptherlos Venlzelos of Greece has personally apologtxed to the three American missionaries ar reted in Balonlkl on February 16. HUNGARIANS MAY JO!!! RUSSIAN REDS SITUATION SO SERIOUS THAT IT 18 FEARED MAY EFFECT THE WHOLE OF EUROPE. Provisional President Resigns and Reign of Terror is Inaugurated Throughout the Country by Plundering Bolshevik. London. The Budapest government Is reported to be diguing a proclama tion acknowledging a state of war between Hungary aud the entente, says a dispatch to the Exchange Tele graph company from Vienna. ' The dispatch adds that the Czecho slovak government Is preparing to is sue a mobilization order. Count Michael Karoyl, the Hungar ian provisional president, and his cab inet, resigned the latter part of last week after many vicissitudes. Includ ing a reign of terror throughout the country on the part of plundering Bolshevik gangs. The disorders necessitated the oc cupation of the greater part of Hun gary, with the exception of Budapest and the outlying districts by allied troops, according to reports. , The resignation of - Count Karolyl followed- his presentation to the cab inet of a note outlining the new bound ary between Hungary and Rumania. The Chronicle's Copenhagen corre spondent says that, according to a Berlin message to the Polltlken, the Hungarian crisis is so serious that It may affect the whole of Europe. The new government would seem to be In communication with the Russian Bolshevik!, as It is said to have admit ted the Red army Into Tarnapol, near the Gullcian frontier. There already have been rloU In Budapest,' where a mob attacked the military guards, occupied the postof flce and destroyed various monuments In the city. FORECASTS SHIPPING EXPANSION Chairman Hurley Presents Report in . Optimistic Mood. . Wasnington. Edward N. Hurley, .'halrman of the "United States ship ping board, has rendered a report to its colleagues of the board on tre re sult of his mission abroad to g-it In formation on the shipping situation )f the world as a result of the war, Mr. Hurley says: "My observation luring the three months spent abrpad and In the midst of the great events 1 following the signing of the armistice, have afforded convincing proof that the matter of merchant shipping is now one of universal interest. Every nation Is alert to the vital bet ring of jhlps upon their future prosperity. But the chief Interest centers on whether America can henceforth maintain her new place, upon" the sens or whether she must now disband the energies that brought her merchant fleet Into being. There is every reason for be llevlug that America has come back upon the "ocean to stay. My observa tion)! compel optimism." Radicals Attack Secret Service. , New York. A suggestion that mem bers of the National Security league and the United States "sneakret" ser vice agents be ducked In the East river was cheered by nearly 5000 radicals. CAPT. G. S. JARRETT li urn Newspaper Union On the aay Great Britain declared war against Germany. Capt G. 8; Jarrett sailed from New York. - He enlisted immediately upon his arrive In London and on August 15, 1914, wa actually n the trenches with the Brit Ish army. He waa tn the service the whole period of the war . Two Jailed as Bomb Suspects. Oakland. Two men were arrested Saturday In connection with the In vestigation Into the murder of Mrs. George D. Greenwood Tuesday night by a bomb explosion In the yard of her residence. Thousands of Jews Slain. New York. The Bolshevik Invasion of the Ukraine has resulted In pogroms lo which thousands of Jews were mas sacred, five thousand being killed or wounded In Proaknrov, according to cable messages from Copenhagen. , fr . Dl Conflicting MILLIONS IN GOLD PROMISED AMERICA BY REPRESENTATIVE OF SOCIALISTIC ELEMENT. Soviet Government Seeks , Return of Normal Trade Relations, Desiring to Purchase Supplies Needed in Reconstruction Work. New York. The Russian Red are said to he extremely anxious to make terms with the United States. As the first step toward obtaining recogni tion by the United States, the Rus sian soviet government Is prepared to deposit $200,000,000 In gold with Amer ican and European banks for the pur chase of supplies needed In recon struction work, according to a formal statement issued here March 20 by L. C. A. K. Martens, American repre sentative of the Demldoff Iron & Steel Works In Moscow, through the "bu reau of representatives of the Rus sian socialist federal soviet republic." Asserting that he had received this week Ms appointment as official rep resentative of the soviet government In the United States, Mr. Martens said he had forwarded bis credentials to the state department and meanwhile had . opened temporary headquarters in this city. With the credentials, he said, ie had 'sent a report on contflf tlons In Russia and an expression of bis government's desire "to re-establish normal relations between the two countries." Mr. Martens said that, In addition to the $200,000,000 to be deposited to defray the cost of initial purchases, the soviet government was prepared to submit various propositions, which, he said, he hoped would prove accept ahle to American manufacturers and exporters, looking toward establish ment of credit for addltlonul govern ment purchases. CRISIS NEARING IN EGYPT. Bedouins Ar Robbing Towns and Villages in Baheira Province. London. The situation In Egypt Is becoming worse and at the present time Is distinctly grave, a Reuter dis patch from Cairo says. General Al lenhy, the commander In Palestine, will reach Cairo during the week. The large forces of troops already In Kgypt are being reinforced. A large number of armed Bedouins have entered Buhelra province, Lower Egypt, from the west and are robbing towns and villages. The situation Is not regarded ns presenting any mili tary significance. The Turkish flag Is reported to be flying in some vil lages of Baheira province. Some prom inent native officials and several Egyptian police have been killed. ' Indian Accused of Murder. - Rapid City, S. I). Etnll Red Elk, full-blooded Indian, was transferred from the Custer county Jail to the Minnehaha connty jail at Deadwood to prevent possible violence follow ing Red Elk's Indictment on a charge of murdering, his stepdaughter, Min nie Ghost. Camping on Clark's Trail. Washington. The Democratic re organization committee has made pub lie letters from several Democratic national committeemen Indorsing the fight to 'defeat Champ Clark for mi nority leader In the house of the next congress. . Bank Robbery Frustrated. Kansas City. Presence of mind of two officials of the Rosedale Stat': Bank, Kosedale, Kan., near here, late Tlfursdoy, frustrated the efforts of four armed men to rob the bank.- Hun 8hlps Repaired for U. S. New York. Five German steamships aggregating 28,046 gross tons, Intern ed In Peru, are at. Balboa undergoing repairs for service under Jurisdiction of the United States shipping board. It was learned here Thursday. Fifty Thousand to Begin Anew New York. Approximately 60,000 American soldiers disabled In the world war have taken advantage of the government's program for voca tional training, according to an esti mate made by Mayor Crane. Wty'$& BLACKING? 4NS RUSS REDS DESIRE OUR RECOGNITION - i i Thoughts LEADERS OF VILLA GANG MEET DEATH FOUR BANDIT CHIEFTAINS ' ARE SHOT DOWN IN BATTLE WITH FEDERAL TROOPS. Lopez's Band, Credited With Numer- ours Attacks on Peaceful Citizens .'and With Dynamiting Trains, Is Badly Defeated. Juarez, Mexico. Colonel Augustln Mora, commander of the Juarez dis trict, announced Friday he had re ceived what he considered additional confirmation of reports received from General Fortunato Zuazua that Martin Lopez, Eplfanlo Holquln, Ramon Vega and Felix Martinez, Villa generals, were killed during the battle of Bou- qullla del Marquezote, Chihuahua, seventy-five miles south of the bor der. He said this confirmation came in military messages from General Zuazua, sent by runner. .. No additional details were given In these messages, he said, except that the federal cavalry was pursuing closely the remainder of Lopez . band and hoped to overtake and capture them. The losses sustained by the bandits was heavy. Martin Lopez is the most famous revolutionary leader In northern Mex ico, next to Frnnclsco Villa, his chief. Born in San tsldro, Chlhuahufi, the scene of many revolutionary battles, Lopez joined Villa's command as a boy. when Villa was operating Inde pendently In the Sierra Madre moun tain range of western Chlhauhua. Yet a young man, Lopez had gained fame through Mexico for bis daring deeds of banditry. He was credited with having orig inated the plan of dynamiting passen ger trains, executing the federal es corts, Isolating the passengers and then forcing' men, women and children to remove nil their clothing, which he carried off to his women followers In the mountain caches. He was recognized as Villa's, best pupil In fearless fighting and often led attacks when Villa was sick or wounded. He was a brother of Pablo Lopez, who was captured by Carranza troops after the Columbus raid and executed at Chihuahua City. Preparing for Flight Across Ocean, Washington. Six officers of the navy and one of the marine corps have been assigned to the transatlantic sec tion of the office of the director of naval aviation to duty In connection with the preparation of plans for the flight across the Atlantic ocean which 1 to be undertaken by u seaplane. GEORGE-O. HERRON Prof. George D. Herron was appoint ed an American delegate to the pro posed Prlncea' islands conferences with the Russian factions. ' Wireless Phones Installed. s Montreal. Wireless telephones are being installed In the office of the Montreal' board of trade. It was said the telephones Will enable brokers to talk with Kingston, Ottawa, Three Rivers and Quebec. ' Mayor of Los Angeles Indicted. Los Angeles, Col. Mayor Frederic T. Woodman of Los Angeles was In dicted by the county grand Jury on charge of receiving a bribe for the protection of vice, and two men were Indicted for giving a bribe. . - BEGIN SPEEDING UP WORK ON COVENANT A COMPLETE AGREEMENT ON AMENDMENTS IS EXPECTED DURING THE WEEK. President Wilson Declares That He Is Pleased With Progress Made and Hopes for Early Completion of Work of Committee. ' Paris. A complete agreement on amendments to the covenant of the league of nations will be reached dur ing the present week, was the predic tion made Saturday, evening following the conclusion of the-meeting of the league committee, with President Wil son presiding. Substantial progress Is known to have been made and President Wilson, when ho departed from the gathering apepared very much pleased over the afternoon's work. A committee was appointed to deal with the suggestions made by the Jap anese delegates. These- suggestions were referred to the committee at the request rff the British delegates. . President Wilson has let the var ious peace delegates know that he is most anxious to sidetrack lesser mat ters now under" consideration and de vote the week to the essentials which will make possible a complete treaty agreement before the close of the week. - The peace conferees will be able to devote their entire time to bringing about agreements In the various com mittees as soon as the amendments to the league covenant are agreed upon. The Japanese have eliminated the word "equality" from their proposed amendment to the covenant of the league, It was reported, and now de mand only Justice alike for the na tionals of the members of the league. Their original amendment asked for "Justice and equality." 1 The elimination, the report had It, was decided upon at a private confer ence of the Japanese delegates. . This modification would make the clause virtually unobjectionable to America, It was said, because the con stitution of the United States says the same thing the Nipponese now propose. The British dominions, It Is understood, find even the modified clause objec tionable, especially Australia, and - It appears the whole matter Is one for British solution. The Japanese con tinue to insist that something similar to what they suggest Is essential to quiet the anxiety of Japan. PRESIDENT VISITS BATTLEFIELD Makes Auto Tour of Area In Which Recent Combat Raged. Paris. President Wilson left Sunday morning in an automobile for a tour of the battlefields, . visiting the Sols sons area, where the allies seized the initiative from Hlndenburg on July 18 by .sending General Mangln's Tenth French army to attack the Chateau Thierry salient The president visited scenes of the American army partici pation, as the First and Second divis ions were incorporated in General Mangln's army as shock troops for this offensive, while the Twenty-sixth division struck toward Chateau Thier ry and the Third threw back the Ger mans across the Marne. The president motored out the main high road, which was the first day's objective of the First and Second di visions on July 18, which they reached with the French Moroccan division be fore noon. The president sirw the vast Ameri can cemetery near Missv-aux-BoIs. where several- thousand doughboys and marines are burled. He returned to Paris about 8 o'clock. , OUSTED AS POSTAL HEAD. Burleson Removes Clarence Mackay from Management of Telegraph Co. Washington. Clnrence H. Mackay has been removed from the manage ment of the. Postal Telegraph and Cuble company. Differences between the mnnagement of the Postal Tele graph & Cuble company, nnd Post master General Burleson, acute ever since the government assumed control of the telegraph and telephone system, mlminated on March 22 In an order by the postmaster general summarily relieving the chief officers, directors and Owners of the postal company from all , duties In connection - with government operation of their systems. Preparing for Extra Session. Washington. In the light of recent developments senator and representa tives who have remained In Washing ton since the adjournment of congress, are agreed In the belief- thnt the extra session will he cnilod not later than the middle of May. The most .probable date suggested Is Tuesday, Mary 13. . Outbreak In Budapest. - Copenhagen. A Budapest dispatch says a mob stormed the postofflce and military buildings and destroyed the Honvcd monuments. It Is reported that the extreme Socialists intend to proclaim a soviet republic. Allies Occupy More of Hungary. London. Allied troops In the past few days have oceuoled , part of Hungary, with the nnontinn of Budapest and the surrounding dts fr tricts, for the purpose of suppressing plundering by Bolshevik gangs. IDAHO BUDGET Grain grading schools for grain dealers and farmers of southern Ida bo will be resumed March 24. Keen Interest Is being shown by -all the lending business men of Poca tello lu the coming municipal election. The 'twenty-fourth annual meeting of the Women's Missionary society of Boise Presbytery will be' held In I'ar ma. April 2 and 3. Approximately $12i,000 was collect r! by the Boise Internal revenue of- flee through Income tax returns with in the last two weeks. Wheat will be the chief crop for Idaho farmers this season, according to E. R. Bennett, extension horticul turist for the University of Idaho. Under the title of "A Whirl or Mirth," the Elks' Minstrels, comiMjsctl of Idaho Falls talent, filled a threw -nights' engagement at Idaho Fa lit lust week. Pocatello Odd Fellows are ilr.nniug a big celebration for April 25, the date' of the one-hundredth anniversary of the founding of the order by Thomas. Wlldey. April 26, 1810. Walter C. Cudy was found dead In a field near Blaine. He had gon on fckl Is' to visit a nelgblmr, aud. while returning, Is thought to have succumbed to heurt disease. ' If anything Inside of a quarter of a million dollars' will bring the Jes Willard-Jack Dempsoy fight lo Poca tello, Ida., July 4, that place Is out after the battle and determined to get It After robbing three Boise grocery stores In less than one week, Antonn Hlnkey and Stanley Jones, both of whom gave their, ages as 14 years, were committed to the state Indus trial school. To Investigate the different kinds of silos In Canyon county, and to com pare their merits, the Canyon county farm bureau held an excursion March 20 and 21, visiting the principal farms; using different kinds of silos. Jack Mink of Boise, returned after being overseas 16 months, is perhaps- r the only Boise boy who was aboard the Tuscanla when that ship was sunk off the coast of Scotland by a Ger-. man submarine February 7, 1918. The campaign for victory gardens I already well under way In Idaho. Food production Is still a pressing necessity, and both men and women owning a little plot of ground In tlve- " towns can help by growing as much, as they can to feed themselves. One of the cases being tried In the federal court now in session in Poca tello Is a $50,000 damage suit In which Melissa A. Duenslng of Neoga,niM suing to recover heart balm from J. F. Murray, prominet Pocatello con tractor, on a breach of promise charge. "Didn't know It was loaded," was the' cause of Bert Sanderson, the T-year-old son of D. A. Sanderson, be ing accidentally shot and killed by his. brother, two years older, at their home In New Plymouth, with, a .44 calibre carbine rifle belonging to their father. The Idaho Congress of Mothers' and the P. T. a. feel that they were ex :eedlngly fortunate in getting two measures In which they Were interest ed passed by both houses of the leg islature, the county nurse bill and the blll providing for a bureau of child hygiene. Entering his house north of Merid ian, from the field where he had been working, Freme Alkens discovered the southeast corner of the building oi -fire, and, even with the aid of neigh bors, was unable to put the blaze out. The house was destroyed and most ot its contents. The south wing of the university building at Moscow Is to be complete 'Soon; also the new administrator building at Lewlston, Two dormitor ies for girls must be built at St. An thony, and shops and buildings are to be added to the school for deaf and blind at Gooding. . 'Returned soidiers who were former ly In the employ of the Oregon Short Line In Idaho, firid their position waiting for them when they are ready- " to resume work. The Short Line 1h making good Its pledge to take back all men who gave up -their positions to enter the war service. Boise, the state's capital, hast launched Into an era -of building and Improwment which means the expendl ture of hundreds of thousands pf dol lars during the next two years. The launching really took place when by popular subscription $165,003 waif raised from more tbnn 4000 subscrib ers to erect a new Y. M. C. A. build ing. ': f . A Society on the league of nation will be organized at Numpa as a re- suit of a mass meeting held to discus in open forum both sides of the pres ent draft made by the peace couf er- H -ence. . '' , vv ; . . O ,. Idaho has a school said to be 'unique In that It Is conducted at the 1400- " foot Wei beneath the surface. It l -ime'of the Smith-llnghes vocational schools In mining, being conducted at Kellogg. '..-','. .. . ...-.... For the protection of his own In terests, every employer' whose work ers come within the provisions of the workmen's compensation act shoultt oomply with state : Insurance require ments. Is the declaration of a member of the state industrial accident board. Preparatory to an energetic season of outdoor activity, the boys of the Pocatello Y. M. C. A. went on a long hike Saturday morning ' along the country rosds, under the direction, of th'e leader t boys' work In the local "Y." A lurco croua of bnvs went sinner I for the outdoor exercise.