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f) EVENING CAPITAL NEWS I X *£Vow JL BOISE, IDAHO, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1916. No. 24 EIGHT PAGES •Vol. XXXV'I NO NEW DEMANDS IN LUSITANIA CASE MADE BY THE UNITED STATES I Lansing Refers to Statements Attributed to German Under Foreign Secretary Satisfactory Adjustment In the Con troversy Now Seems Probable. 4*4*4*4»4»4*4»4*4'4'4 , 4*4*4*4*4'4*4*4 , 4*4*4 , 4'4*4* 4 4 No Reprisals Against Neutrals. Washington, Feb. 7.—Germany has agreed that reprisals must not he directed against any other than enemy subjects. This expression was offered by Germany to take the place of the phrase containing the word "illegal," which was incor porated in the draft of the Lusitania agreement now under consideration. 4 * + 4 4 4 4* 4* 4 * * 4 4 4* * 4 4* 4 4*4-4*4-4-4*4*4-4-4-4* + 4-4*4-4*4*4*4*4-4*4*F4- + Washington, Feb. 7.—Secretary Lansing denied today that new demands had been made in the Lusitania case at a time when Germany considered the negotiations prac tically at an end. He was speaking of Berlin dispatches quoting references by Dr. Zimmerman, German under secretary for foreign affairs, to the "new demands." Sec retary Lansing said: "The United States lias not in creased its demands in the Lusitania case as set forth in its notes of May 13, June 9 and July 21.1 doubt if Dr. Zim merman ever made the statement that new demands had been injected, because he must know that it is utterly false." Rccretarv Lansing did not discuss Dr. Zimmerman's , , ,,,, r ,. , , , , statement turtlier. \\ hen Zimmermans statement was published here his referenee to new demands was taken to applv to the possible construction on the word "illegal" in the proposed form of settlement. The only ground American officials could find for construing that as cm-; bodying a new demand was the possibility that it might he. considered as applicable not alone to the destruction of neutrals on the Lusitania, hut also as to the method by which she was sunk. Secretary Lansing expects to confer with the president today. He made it known at the state department that he considered the situation unchanged. TO BE ASSURED _ SETTLEMENT SEEMS IV nshlngton, Feb 7.-C h a i r m a n Rtone of the senate foreign relations. committee today said that after a con ference with administration officials it was his impression that the Lusitania case was ' practically settled." He did not go Into details. Secretary Lansing indicated that some announcement might be given out for publication within the next few days. There was no indication whether the president had definitely decided whether Germany's latest pro _ , , . The president has had the tentative draft before him since Friday night In It. German officials say. the Berlm for elgn office has gone as far as it possible can to meet the position of the United States. From high diplomatic quarters last night came the statement that Germany believes that she has, with thr* exception of making an out and out disavowal of the Lusitania sinking. which she considers impossible, con Officials let It posai was satisfactory, be known that would not be permitted to stand in the way of the negotiations. mere choice of words ceded every desire of the United States and that the tentative proposal ma terially strengthens the assurances al ready given in the negotiations over the sinking of the steamship Arabic. It is also claimed that the tentative proposal covèrs all the fundamental Issues in volved in the conduct of submarine warfare in the North sea. It is explained that a direct disavowal was given for the sinking of the Arabic because that act was in violation of the instructions given the submarine commander. In the case of the Lusi tania, however, the temmander acted in accordance v .th instructions. The gen eral instructions not to sink liners without warning was given, it »as dis closed last night upon nip author Ity, on the day after the Lusitania went down, -t is said that Germany with held announcement of the fact for stra tegical naval reasons. Responsibility Is Not Denied. In the latest proposal there is no at tempt to deny responsibility for the] sinking of the Lusitania. But Germany assumes.llabfilty for the American lives lost, offers reparation by the payment of indemnity -ml assures the United States that the killing of Americans wus without intent. The destruction of, the lUer was an act of reprisal for the British blockade under the orders In council, according to the German view, and reprisals should not be applied to neutrals. The tentative communication also sta.es that the method of conduct ing submarine warfare in the North sea has bpcn modlfied becaU8e of fl . lpndshlp for the Unlted statP8 and because of the fact that American lives had been lost. I] thiR last connection, It was said last night, that it was within the range of possibilities that some reference »night be made In the preface of the communication, shold it be transmitted formally to the United States, to the correspondence in the Arabic case. In a note to Secretary i^ nB i nK on Septem ber 2, Count von Bernstorff, the Ger man ambassador, wrote that his "In structions concerning our answer to your lust Lusitania note contain the following passage: 'Liners will not be sunk by OMr 8UbmarlnPa w1t hout warn , ng and without regarding the safety of llvcs of non-combatants, provided that , hp , lnprs dlJ not t to e e or offer resistance' '' ^»Hanla case directly. At the time of ,he recelp ' of the communication. Sec - re,arv Lansing declared that It These irfstructions have not yet been made formal in connection with the ap peared to be "a recognition of the fun gotiations tyhich Secretary Lansing said Saturday night might be made within the next few days. The state ment, It was considered, might forthcoming at any time after Presi dent Wilson and Secretary Lansing discuss the proposal. «lamentai principles for contended." vhich we have Official and diplomatic circles are anxiously awaiting the publication of a statement concerning the Lusitania ne be Rossa's Daughter a Bride. New York, Feb. 7.—Leaders of the Irish patriotic societies of New York and vicinity turned out in full force for the wedding today of Miss Eileen O'Donovan Rossa, youngest daughter of the late O'Donovan Rossa, the noted Irish patriot, and John F. McGowan, a train dispatcher in the employ of the' Baltimore and Ohio railroad. Their: romance began five years ago when Mr. McGowan met miss Rossit at the] institution of Court Eileen. Daughters of Isabella, which was named in her' honor, at Stapleton, L. I. Today's wed .ling was solemnized in St. Peter's Ro man Catholic church, at New Brighton, Staten island, where O'Donovan Rossa passed the declining years of his life. CHEAT COALITION BpKd Four Great Unions of Rail way Employes May Unite With the United Mine Workers in Demands. New York, Feb. 7.—Labor leaders here say a movement Is under way to bring about concerted action by mem bers of the four great unions of rail way employes and the United Mine Workers In demands for Increased wages and Shorter working days. If the plan becomes effective It would bring about combined action by 750, 000 men and affect the mining flélds of Pennsylvania, Colorado and the south. It was said W. S. Carter, president of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engin eers and Firemen and W. G. Lee, pres ident of the Brotherhood of Railway trainmen, had approved the plan. It is reported President White of the miners Is opposed to the coalition. SNOW DISAPPEARS OU CKLY AT SEATTLE Seattle, Feb. 7.—Under the influence of warm wind the snow has rapidly disappeared. No damage wi and schools have been reopened. Tfce snow is v melting in the mountains. Train service is more regular and freight is moving. caused TRAFFIC IS RESUMED Denver, Feb. 7.—The 12-day block ade of railroad traffic in southwest ern Colorado as lifted today. layed regular traffic over the Denver & Rio Grande moved out of Durango and Alamosa. The line over Combrea pass has been cleared of drifts 6 to 30 feet De deep> cndlng th« longest «toppnge of traffic over the road In several years. Tllilll lin D All I ft I V |U I |]AW|[i(] nflr ||l| I ||l PACPAFjp Mil|INTA|NR vnUvnl/L 1 IvUllInlllO Ellensburg, Wash., Feb. 7.—Reports from the mountains say it is raining, and thawing fast. The temperature is the highest in the month. Indications point to danger from floods. French General Dies. Paris, Feb. 7.—General Nicholas Vic tor del Motte died today of illness con tracted at the front He was one of the heroes of the retreat from Charle roi. during which he commanded a rear guard brigade. To Discuss Country Problems. Philadelphia, Feb. 7.—Four states— Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware—are to be represented In an exposition of the problems inci dent. to country life at the convention opened In this city today by the Penn sylvania Rural Progress association. A number of noted leaders in public welfare movements are scheduled for addresses during the four days' ses sions. CONFESSED CROÜÄ ACCUSES POLICE t •ac mi % $ •• ,V r\ ? i •• : * JÊS&i 3>" *> -, -Eddie" Mack. Fifteen members of the Chicago police department are* accused of connivance with crooks in the con t h a t ' °he °w a f < t h if 1 Jitter o7 ^t h ^ Ira j!r which recently robbed the Washing to n Park bank in Chicago. Four gunmen, members of the "Gyp the Blood" contingent of New York's underworld, were indicted following Mack's confession and are now held in bonds of f 1.200.000. t HEAVY FIGHTING is " m IN WEST Terrific Artillery Engag« meats In the Vicinity ot Arras. ALLIES EXPECTING A GERMAN OFFENSIVE Believed Elaborate Plans Have Been Made for a Great Drive Against the Lines of the French and British. German Official Report. Berlin, Feb. 7.— (Official)— • • Artillery engagements of ter- • • rifle intensity have been in • • progress in the sector between • • the LaBassee canal and Arras, • • northern France, and south of • • the %ver Somme. London, Feb. 7.—There appears to be a growing belief, both in Paris and London, that the Germans are prepar ing to launch some important military movement on the western front. For nearly a fortnight increasing German activity has been reported along this line. The Times says that the pressure of events may force the German otaff to stake much to preserve confidence at home and to stiffen the troops by giv ing them an illusion of victory by a movement and the possible occupation of a few* advance line trenches. The Daily Graphic says: "Every argument from the enemy standpoint favors a great western of fensive. The sweep through Serbia has released several hundred thousand men for service under German direc tion. For a month past near Loos, Givenchy and Armentieres and at oth er points attacks have been made with the evident object of finding a \yeak spot. Furthermore, the whole theory of a successful war, according to the general staff, is that the best form of defense is an attack. On the political side there Is necessity to convince Ger man and Austrian public opinion that something decisive is near." REPORTED SUNK Copenhagen, Feb. 7.—A large Ger man warship has been sunk in the Cattegat between the island of Anholt and the Swedish coast, according to the newspaper Helsingfor Avis. The dispatch says it is supposed the vessel struck a mine. Wireless calls for help were heard, but these ceased after a time. SUIT OF FEDERAL LEAGUE DISMISSED Chicago, Feb. 7.—The Federal league suit against organized baseball filed under the anti-trust law, was dis missed In federal district court here today. Short Course for Merchants. Lawrence, Kan., Feb. 7.—The third annual short course for merchants opened at the University of Kansas to day with a gratifying attendance. During the week there will be round table lectures for grocers, clothiers, hardware and furniture dealers, gen eral merchandise store owners, drug gists and shoe dealers. The program provides for classes in salesmanship, advertising, accounting, show card writing and textile Judging. What la Economy? Secretary of Commerce Red field asks the above question and then answer^ It thus: "ECONOMY is spending mon ey wisely. It means spending much when much It needed, spending little when little Is needed, none when none la need ; ed "ECONOMY and frugality are not the same things. Frugality at times Is really waste." And the essence of true econ omy is knowledge. The information as given from day to day in the advertising in a live newspaper like The Even ing Capitals Newa Is a guide to true economy. CHANCEINTREATÏ Colombian Minister Confers With Secretary Lansing, on Amendments Suggest ed in Senate. Washington, Feb. 7. — Secretary Lansing today told Colombian Min ister Belancourt that the gresident had not approved amendments to the Colombian treats', cutting the indem nity of the United States from $25,000,000 to $15,000,000 and making the expression of regret for the partition of Panama mutual by the United States and Colombia. TWO MEN KILLED IN WRICK IN INDIANA Vincennes, Ind., Feb. 7.—Frank Lan caster, engineer, and Oliver Hazelton, fireman, were drowned today when the engine hauling Big Four passenger train No. 43 went through a bridge on | the Indiana side of the Wabash river, j The coupling broke, saving the remain der' of the train. Red River Valley Rejoices. Crookston, Minn., Feb. 7.—The great quantity of farm crops raised In this section last year is illustrated as the striking feature of thç annual meeting and exhibition of the Tied River Valley Development nssociation, Milch opened for a week in this city today. The raising of live stock and poultry, the development of good roads and numer ous problems relating to the better ment of rural life are to reçoive atten tion in the papers, addresses and dis cussions of the week. INDEPENDENT STEEL Philadelphia, Feb. 7.—The Midvale Steel Ordnance company today pur chased cqntrol of the Cambria Steel company, one of the largest independ ent steel concerns. Cannera Meet in Louisville. Louisville, Ky., Feb. 7.—From Maine, Maryland and New Jersey in the east to California, Oregon and Washington | in the west, delegates assembled in j Louisville today to attend the annual convention of the National Fanners' association. Four days will be spent in the consideration of a wide variety of problems of importance to those en gaged In the canning industry. The canning of all foods from corn to kraut will be discussed. In conjunc tion with the convention there is an elaborate display of machinery under the auspices of the National Canning Machinery and Supplies association. LINE LEVIED AGAINST CITIZENS OF VINA London, Feb. 7.—A 75,000 mark fine, according to Reuter's Petrogi^d cor respondent was levied against Vilna citizens by the Germans on the ground that the recent big fire there was in cendiary. The flames reached general staff headquarters operating on the front between Vilna and Baranovichi. TO HELP COMMERCE WITH AUSTRALIA ; : : 4 • % / t. Phillip Kennedy. ■ V _.a.. ..a commercial attache of the United SUtes, has been assigned to the post ! mt Melburne, Australia. It is his duty to study the trade conditions I of the country and advise the United | States of its commercial opportuni ties. Mr. Kennedy comes from a pro essorship in New York University. He has made a special study of European economics. TFIJTONIC FORGER ARE m2™™" ATTACK ON SALONIKI Reinforcements Are Arriving on the Greek Frontier and Heavy Artillery Is Now Being Brought Up for the Coming Campaign. Milan, Feb. 7.—An Athens dispatch says French avia tors report the continued concentration of the Teutonia allies on the Gr^pk frontiers. German reinforcements are advancing from Uskup to northwest of Gievgeli. Fresh German regiments have arrived at Monastir. Austrian forces are concentrating around the Tcgevikovo and a Bul garian division has finally left Knstendil, going south ward. The transfer of heavy artillery from Nish to the Bulgarian frontier is confirmed. MANY KILLED BY AN EXPLOSION IN ARMAMENT PLANT Milan, Feb. 7.—A Bucharest dispatch today says an explosion at*the Skoda armament factory in Bohemia killed 195 workmen. Three buildings were blown up, including the one where the famous 12-inch hydraulic cannon are made. Customs Collector Named. Washington, Feb. 7.—President Wil son today nominated Alexander M< rlson, of Bathgate, N. D., customs col lector for North and South Dakota, with headquarters at Pembina, N. D. WARNING IS ISSUED AGAINST AVALANCHES Washington, Feb. 7.—The weather bureau has issued a warning against probable avalanches In the mountain districts of Washington, Oregon and Idaho, and floods on the western slope of the Cascades in Washington. SENATOR LEWIS MAY SOUND THE KEYNOTE St. Ix>uis, Feb. 7.—Pursuant to the call of Chairman William F. McCombs, the members of the committee on ar rangements are to hold a meeting at the Hotel Jefferson tomorrow to form ulate plans* for the Democratic itationnl convention to be held here in June. The choice of a temporary chairman for the convention is likely to be an interesting subject of discussion at the meeting, although no definite action In the matter is likely to be taken at this time. So far Senator James Hamilton Lewis of Illinois appears to be the man most prominently mentioned for the honor of sounding the keynote of the national convention. REAR END COLLISION COSTS LOUR LIVES Chicago, Feb. 7.—Four stockmen rid ing In the rear car of an extra freight on the Chicago & Northwestern rail road, were killed In a rear-end collis ion two miles from Dunlap, la., today. Wilhelmina's Wedding Annivereary. The Hague, Feb. 7.—In the capital and in other cities aira towns throtigh out Holland there was a lavish display ,he n ' U °" a ' J ol °" t,,da Y ln cel ^ bra " on of the fifteenth wedding annl '«wy of Queen Wllhelmina and Prince Henry. The royal couple ob served the anniversary with a familj gathering at the palace. The queen, according to an official statement, is about recovered from the attack of mumps which she contracted recently while visiting the flooded region. ON THE CHARGE OF KILLING MOTHER Buffalo, N. Y., Feb. 7.—John Edward Telper was arraigned In the supreme court today charged with murder in the first degree for killing his mother, Mrs. Agnes M. Telper, on Jan. 80. A motion to admit the prisoner to ball was de nied. The condition of Miss Grace J. Telper has shown no Improvement and little hope is held out that she will ever he able to tell the story of the tragedy in which her mother and brother lost their lives. The first story was that a negro highwayman assaulted and then robbed the automobile party. FORMER OFFICIALS OF TERRE HAUTE HAVE SERVED SENTENCES Leavenworth, Feb. 7.—Edward HoU 1er, Alexander Aczel, S. Charles Hough ton, Joseph Ohara and George Sovern, former city officials of Terre Hautes Ind., convicted in the election conspir acy case, were released today from the the federal penitentiary, having served their full sentences. All, by good con duct, earned good behavior allowances. P* LEOPOLD WILE GOMMANDEORGESEOR INVASION OE EGYPT Geneva, Feb, 7.—Prince Leopold oi Bavaria, who has studied Egypt thor oughly, will be appointed to command a German-Turkish army In an attack on the Suez canal, according to the Bayerische Kurier of Munich. The newspaper says the expedition la ex pected to start in the spring and that it will be commanded by German of fleers who are making preparation at Constantinople. MINNESOTA TO HONOR HER FIRST SENATOR Washington, Feb. 7.—Tomorrow an other statue is to be added to the col lèctton of marble and bronze reproduc tions of the statesmen, patriots and soldiers of the republic who have been honored by the states which they served. The latest addition to the American hall of fame in the capitol is to be the statue of Henry M. Rice, a girt to the nation from the state of Minnesota. Mr. Rice was a pioneer tft Minnesota and one of its first two rep sentatlves in the United States senate. The Rice memorial statue is of Italian marble, and was made by Frederick E. Trlebcl, the New York sculptor. The unveiling of the statue tomorrow is to be attended with interesting cere monies.