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Vol. XXXVI
BOISE, IDAHO, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1916.
EIGHT PAGES
No. 43
FORT DOUAUMONT TAKEN
GERMANS CAPTURE
ONE OF THE FORTS
ABOUT VERDUN
One of the Strong Defenses Four Miles
From the German Obiective Falls
Before the Teutonic Onslaught
Berlin, Feb. 26.—(Official)—Fort Douaumont, one of the fortifications of Verdun,
was taken by storm yesterday and is now firmly held by the Germans. Fort Douau
mont is the northeastern pillar of the permanent main line of fortifications.
Twenty-fourth regiment of Brandeburg infantry stormed the fort.
Fort Douaumont lies four miles northeast of Verdun. It is one of nearly a score of
forts circling Verdun and is situated just to the north of the railroad running east from
Verdun to Metz. The fort is one of seven protecting Verdun from the east. The
conquest of the fort was made by the right wing of the huge attacking army. Verdun is
150 miles from Paris. Passage through Verdun marks a direct route to the French
capital.
The
Kim PRESENT
ASSAULT LINES
Further Progress Reported
in the Berlin Official
Statement — French At
tack in Champagne.
Berlin, Feb. 26.—(Official)—The Gar
mans have made considerable advances
east of the Meuse in the region north
of Verdun in the presence of Emper ,r
William. A hill southwest of the vil-,
lags of Louvemont, and fortified pusi
tlons to the east have been captured,
French resistance broke on the Woevre
plain along the entire front to Marpha
ville, south of the high road from Paris
to Metz.
"We ere pursuing the re
treating enemy, it is officially state 1 !,
The French in the Champagne a:-|
tackel German positions south of St.
Mnrle-a-Py and penetrated the first
German trenches over a distance of
250 yards.
Erroneous Report Corrected.
Berlin, Feb. 26.—(Official)—The cap
ture of the village of Champneuville, in
the Verdun sector, announced yester
day, was an error.
DEMOCRATIC PARTY IN
IOWA IS BADLY SPLIT
Des Moines. Feb. 26.—Two full Dem
ocratlc state tickets
be placed
before the Iowa voters at the June
5 primary as a result of the decision
of the leaders of the so-called pro
gressive Democrats to enter their own
slate.
Albia, leader of the dry forces in the
general assembly, was decided on as
a candidate for governor in opposition
to the regular Democratic ticket.
may
Senator John T. Clarkson, of
ANOTHER TOWN IN
ARMENIA TAKEN
BY THE RUSSIANS
II
London, Feb.^ 26. (Reuter •
9 Petrograd dispatch)—The Ru*
• sians have taken by storm Ker
• manshah, an important position
• and city in the neighborhood in
• which there wa| serious fight- «■
0 ing recently.
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FRENCH VIEW OF
BY THE GERMANS
Positions Are Offerng Good
Defensive—Situation Con
sidered Serious but the
French Are Confident.
of
Parls, Feb. 26.—"Serious but not dis
quieting" is a common phrase used in
. . ,
offlciul Parliamentary circles regarding
'he Germans 1 progress against Verdun,
Unaffected by the snowstorm the Ger
mans hammered all day Friday at the
French line, wh'ch now extends over
hut three miles,
offered good defensive,
The French positions
Military ob
servers expect a counter offensive to be
launched at tHe decisive moment that
will drive the enemy across the fields
now covered by dead.
The work is very hot indeed." «aid
(an officer who returned from the Ver
jdun battlefield. "The enemy's losses
arc really fabulous. Ours are slight, a
feeble percentage of theirs."
FRENCH REPORT ON
VERDUN FIGHTING
Peris, Feb. 26. (Official.)—The Ger
mans continue their violent attaoks
north of Verdun without regard to sac
rifices. German attaifks in the Douau
mont region, east of the Meuse, failed
notwithstanding repeated attacks and
tremenduous slaughter.
G.
OPERATION CAUSES
THE DEATH OF BRIDE;
HUSBAND ARRESTED
Chicago, Fob. 26.—To Rave his bride
and himself from gossip. Dr.
Long, a young physician, performed
throe Illegal operations on his wife, the
last of which resulted in her death, last
night. He Is being held pending the
verdict of the coroner's Jury. Accord
ing to the police Long said that In three
days he had performed three such op
erations. wifS his bride's consent. Blood
poisoning resulted.
Lester
of
SENATE CONFIRMS THE
FLETCHER NOMINATION
Washington, Feb. 26.—The senate, by
vote of 49 to 1H, con firmed the nomi
Prather Fletcher as
to
nation of Henry
ambassador to Mexico.
ENCEAND WITHOUT
FIRST HAND NEWS
FROH THE FRONT
Further News Concerning
the Fate of Douaumont Is
London, Feb. 26.—The only word con
cerning the German claim of the taking
of the armored fortress of Douaumont,
outside of Verdun, comes through Ger
man sources. Further information Is
awaited anxiously, owing to the rec- :
ognized strategic importance of the
fort, which Is of solid field works on a I
line of hills 1000 feet high. The last I
detailed Information showed that the
French were holding their lines twe
and a half miles beyond Douamont,
with the fortress and field works giv
ing support. The Fall Mall Gazette
says the French are sustaining an as
sault equaling in Intensity the hottest
enganements of the entire war.
Anxiously Awaited by
British Public.
PAYETTE MAN IS THE
BEST BUTTER MAKER
:
Spokane, Wash., Feb. 26.—J. R.
Brown of Payette. Idaho.
Prize as the best butter maker at the
Northwest Dairy Products Rhow hors.
G. B. Bales, of Kllenshurg, Wash.
on first
was
tond; George Van Kief fens, of Port
Williams, Wash., third; H. H. High
field, of Stltefl, Idaho, fourth, and J G i
Howe of Stevensville, Mont, fifth
COLLEGE Of IDAHO
GEI8 EVEN BREAK IN
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(Capital News Special Service)
Caldwell, Feb. 26.—The debating
team of the Idaho Technical Institute
of Pocatello last night won from the
College of Idaho in the Southern Idaho
Conference debate, on the subject, "Re
solved. that the United States in ad
dition to a mall subsidy, should sub
sidize our merchant marine."
Tim
Technical Institute team had the af
firmative side of the question and was j
represented by Harold Dodge, William j
Leek and C. A. Myers. The team from !
the college was William Welsh. Ray !
King and Walter Kerrlck.
At Albion the affirmative team from
the College of Idaho won over the Al
bion Normal team by a score of two
[rendered in connection with the debate
here, adding interest to the evening.
to one.
Àti excellent musics! progra
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Rome, Feb. 26.—Confirmation has been ob- *f\
4- tained that the Italians have evacuated Durazzo, 4*[
4« the Albanian port on the Adriatic.
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poppL WILL
LET TREATY WITH
Premier States That the
Country Is Prepared to
Meet the Eventualities
That May Arise.
Lisbon, Feb. 26.— Th« Portuguese
premier stated in the chamber of dep
juties today that attempts had been
made to damage seven ofc the Teutonic
ships requisitioned by Portugal and e*-.
plosives had been found on the steam
ship Buelow, of the North German*
Lloyd company. The premier consid
ered It to the best interests of Portugal
that the existing treaty with Germany
be allowed to lapse. He said Portugal
was prepared for the eventualities that
might arise from Portugal exercising
her rights.
FOR EMPLOYES OF
PACKING PLANTS
ci n.u oe xr &
* ° UX *' ' ' '
Omaha, general manager of the
Oudahy packing plants, stated today
that the Cudahy and Armour packing
companies w ill advance the wages of
: the employes in all of their packlng|
Pl ants & Per cent. Over 2000 men
I struck at the Cudahy plant recently
I for m oro ray.
NAMPA BANKER SHOT
ACCIDENTALLY; HAS
VERY NARROW ESCAPE
(Capital News Special Service)
Nampa, Feb. 26.—E. F. Larson, vice
: president of the Citizen's National
bank, is suffering from a bullet wound
which he accidentally received Thurs
day evening at his home west of
Nampa. While reaching on a shelf for
some oil for his automobile, he acci
dentally discharged a 22-caliber rifle
which was on the shelf, the bullet en
terlng his left breast and missing his
heart by but a half inch. The bullet
i lod * ed J"" 1 b<?sld a a rlb close to ,he
baok bone ' an * whlle U can be de,ected
from the outside, his physicians state
It will not be removed at present.
After being wounded, Mr. _
walked from the garage to the house
Larson
and told his wife and son what had
happened. He is i « ported to lie im
proving nicely and unless coniplica
1 fions set In. which is not thought like
ly, a speedy recovery is anticipated.
The Skating Craze
Ice skating—the good old
wholesome sport of our fore
fathers, has now become a fad.
Everybody Is doing it.
Sales of skates and acces
sories have, been larger tills sea
son than in many years.
Factories have been hard
pressed to keep up with the de
mands.
Have you all the equipment
you need for the full enjoyment
of the popular and Invigorating
sport'.'
If not. the advertising columns
of The Evening, Capital News
may help you In making a choice.
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COMITtt fOR
Votes to Have Strength of
the Regular Army 140,000
Men—Revision of the Na
tional Guard.
Washington, Feb. 26,-The house
military committee today voted for a ;
reRulnr 8tRnd;ng army of 137,000 offi
cer , and men wlth a 2 per tent aMow .
#n , e for recruiting bringing the mini
her up to 140,000, which is slightly more
tjian the war department asked.
the Republicans and three Democrats
carried the vote.
The section of the army bill reor
ganizing the National Guard is framed
to provide a maximum strength of
424,000 men, of which 50 per cent will
be recruited within two year«.
All
BIG JUDGMENT IS
Des Moines, Feb. 26.—Louis O. Bates,
a farm hand who worked 20 years on
farms owned by the late Edward How
ell and his daughter Jennie without
salary, expecting as a reward that Miss
Howell would be his wife, will receive
$15,300 as a result of the Jury's verdict
ß a ^ es contended that he worked with
understanding that when How'ell
^ied Be would marry Miss Howell,
Howell died and his daughter died soon
aft er. Bates then sued the estate for
$40,000 back pay.
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NEGROES ARE FOUND
GUILTY GE MURDER
Danville, 111., Feb. 26.—"Big John"
Murphy and Milton Armstrong, ne
groes, were today found guilty of the
murder of two Greek track laborers and
sentenced to 99 years in prison. Both
•set up alibis, claiming they were rob
bing a Champaign store at the time
of the murder.
AMERICAN NURSES ARE
OFF FOR THE FRONT
;
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detailed t
hospitals.
London, Feb. 26.
American nurses, most of them from
Mercy hospital. Chicago, left London
Thirty-three
'today for the British front. They were
service six months in field
The nurses have been in
London two weeks gathering equip
ment.
OPPOSED TO MILITARY
TRAINING 1.1 SCHOOLS !
Detroit, Feb. 26—The department of
superintendent* of the National Edu
cational négociation has adopted a res
olution protesting against compulsory
military education In the high schools.
•Physical training without military
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est. north and south. ;
to a total of several hundred, have
gathered here for a big jubilee celebra
tion in honor of the seventy-fifth an
niversary of%the Chi Pal fraternity,
The celebration is to be held under the!
auspices of the parent chapter. Alpha .
Pi, at Union college, where the fra-I
termty was given birth in 184 L
features was recommended.
Jubilee of Chi Pei Frafomity.
Bchenectady, N. Y., Feb. 26.—College
men from east.
ITAlY SENDS REPLY
TO SUGGESTION FOR
i
Canvass of Senate Shows That the Gore
Resolution Will Be Defeated—Admin
istration Supporters Are Ready tor
Issue to Come to a Vote
Washington, Feb. 26.—Secretary Lansing ahuounoed
today that one of the entente allies had replied to Secre
tary Lansing's suggestion for the disarmament of ships.
He declined to give the nature of the reply or to tell which
government it was from, saying lu probably would make
all replies public when they were received.
Although Secretary Lansing declined to tell the name
of the replying power, it was learned it was Italy and the
reply was argumentative rather Ilian conclusive.
Tt pointed out that Italian liners had given pledges not
to use their armament except for defense when clearing
American ports.
Chairman Flood of the house foreign affairs commit
tee. exchanged views with Secretary Lansing. Senator
Lewis, Democratic whip, notified Senator Stone that the
president's supporters were ready for the Gore resolution
to warn Americans against sailing on armed merchant
men to come to a vote at any time. A canvass of the senate
showed there would be a safe majority against the resolu
tion. Senator Lewis prepared a. resolution which would
commit the senate to an indorsement of the president's in
ternational policy in the present [diplomatic crisis but
could not introduce it, under the rules.
Another Armed Liner Arrives.
Now York. Feb. 26.—Napoli, the third Italian steamer
to arrive boro within the last few days with guns mounted,
arrived today. She carried two three-ineh guns mounted.
She is a freighter.
WILD RUMORS ON
BOARD OF TRADE
CAUSE DECLINE
Price of Wheat Falls Off
Five Cents Because of Re
port That Germans Had
Taken Verdun.
Chlcngo. Feb. 26.—Wheat broke Wfc
cents today on account of depression
jin the New York stock market. Ap
parently many traders Jumped at the
conclusion that the Wall street declines
Break in Minneapolis Prices.
Minneapolis. Feb. 26.—Wheat broke
over six cents a bushel today, follow
ing a report Hint Verdun had been
aptured. May wheat, which closed
at $ 1.1ft yesterday, closed today at n
range of $1.1064 to 1.11 H ; July closed
yesterday at $1.1664 and today at $1.10.
pointed to increased tension over Ger
many's plans for attacks on armed
merchant vessels. Rumors that Ver
dun had fallen accompanied the fall
in prices Denials of the rumors
failed to check the downward plunge.
May wheat went down to 1.13V4- The
close was May, 1 13'«a; July, 1.1064
Portland, Feb. 26.—The price of April
Bluestem wheat w r ent down 11 cents
today on receipt of rumors that Verdun
(had fallen, in sympathy with mtd
W estern markets. There were no «ales
but all bid prices were affected. April
B i UMtem wnR bid at 93.
._-
ary and journalistic circles today was
recalled n* the centennial anniversary
of the birth of Parke Godwin, one of
the most
Big Drop at Portland.
Parke Godwin Centenary.
New York. Feb. 26.—In local liter
and
Idely known editors
Journalists of his day.
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NORMAN HAPGOOD
SAYS COLLIER'S
Former Editor of Paper
Tells Why Connection of
Publication With Inquiry
Was Kept Secret.
good, for
today tol
committe
Brandei«'
Wnshlrpton. Feb. 26.—Norman Hap*
ner editor of Collier's Weekly,
i the senate Judiciary sub
e investigating Louis D.
nomination to the supreme
t Collier's employed Brandela
illinger-Pinchot investigation
'olller's wanted to support L.
, whose charges ngainst Bal
linger it published and for whom
Brandeis oste
"We felt that if the newspaper ap
peared in the litigation it would de
tract from the main issue and we wnnt
ed to avoid the appearance of desiring
to get into limelight," said Hapgood.
No attempt was made to deceive nnv
one Aboul Braudels' employment. Hap
good said, During the hearing at least
three witnesses referred to Collier's in
such a wky as to show they knew
Brandeis was representing IL
court tha
in the B
becau
R. Gin vis
dbly appeared.


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IWO MORE BRITISH
STEAMERS ARE SUNK
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• London. Feb. 26.—The Britieh •
• steamer Denn by and the steam- •
er Ti rnmel have been sunk. •
Seven members of the crew are •
ling. of five survivors •
• picked up, two died. •
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