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STATE LANDS TO
BE SOLD MONDAY Choice Tracts Under the Boise Project Will Be Offered. There will be sold from the steps of the capitol of this state tomorrow morning at 11 o'clock to the highest bidder approximately 700 acres of val-! uable state land, located under the Boise project, for a large part of w hich application ha3 been made to the state % land commissioner. It is expected that some of the land offered will bring bet ter than the appraised value, which L from $15 to $25. There were not as many applications received for the land, it is said, ns had been expected. This land, together with lands under county, were of the project in cany fered for sale by the state tn conjunc tion with a plan of the reclamation service and settLrs to dispose of part at least of an area which has been un developed and injurious to settlers' lands adjoining, partly because it liar bored jackrabbits and coyotes. Com pletion of the. Arrowrock d; water for the lands. C tiona of it were offered to those inter cjted by the reclamation service or the s..ate. The total acreage vacant state nder the project as per the de ns issued by the service amounts t 50 is 08 plcte descrip assi hinds reclamation 1 1'i'ipl .1 \ hifh 13,482.5», of classed as irrigable acr< 10.4; ago. State Land Commissioner Day <>f the highest bidder at tv M well y esterday the state lands put til under the project in Cany • nd received some very good prices. Y\ bile all of :t was not sold, the bulk • : it was disposed of. On some of the р. occs bidding was spirited. The land located and of an excellent с. u&s.Hcation insofar as agriculture is] cenccrned. It is located tributary and within what is known as the Cald district. fined for sale t< nty ell Day is with the showing d 'ominissioner veil satisfied made. CFFIC.KS Of W.C.T.Ü. Boise s delegation of vhite ribboners, who have been in attendance at the midwinter conference officers of the Woman's Christian Tem perance union at Gooding, arrived home yesterday. The session lasted i days and >f the executive verni veil attended by the people 1 f Gooding ami members of the local union of that town, which m bers some 4" women. The session was called to lay plans campaign in behalf of constitu tional amendment to be voted upon at the next election, and while there the women went resolutions as favoring national pro hibition. The Boise representatives present were Mrs. W. S. Chipp, state presi dent; Mrs. J. L. Thompson, state sec retary; Mrs. Esther Rose, district pres ident; Mrs Margaret Rose, president of the Central W. C. T. U. of Boise; Mrs. Mollie Vance* editor of the White Ribboner, and Mrs. Clara Gish Work, secretary of the Young People's hand. Mrs. La Mance, a national worker, was In attendu treasurer. Mr the r Polly of Emmett, and Mrs. Cross of Caldwell. The sessions of the officers were held In the church nt day and in the auditorium of the high school, where the closing banquet was held. for record in a set upoi as also the state >f Glenns •ord ing secretary, Mrs. Fcit> ; Gooding during the Ü DEATHS—FTJNERA T C! 10 The funeral of Mrs. George G. Eagle ill bn ho family residence, 1 1 ehl ai 2:15 o' c h ck today frei • 7 State st reet. r* Grsund Grippers Actual Cure Made By Ground Gripper Shoes p k WIU 8 Kxr a JUIYIO «rent WEARING] Lesypt: £- W BURT & La. - PtttatcM • Writ« lor Hook. «te. WHAT THEY DO FOR YOU Make you walk parallel. Exercise all your foot Give your blood circulation. Relieve pressure and feet ion. Prevent and cure flat font. Strengthen ligaments a muscles. Swing your great toe on straight line. Reduce bunions or swellings. Balance your body weight. Straighten out deformed bones. Make weak ankles 1 trong. Prevent toeing 'outward." Allow you to walk ten miles daily. Arch exercise^nt every step. Makes deformed feet normal. You are getting medical treat ment by weari. g "Ground Grippers." 1 ise les. 3 4 6 nd 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Hubert Shoe Co. 810 MAIN. J\ GRAIN MARKET IS VERY UNCERTAIN Wheat Traders See Vast Possibilities During the Coming Week. Chicago. Feb. 26.—After a week of spectacular unloading in which for tunes were won and lost in the Chicago grain pits, w heat traders tonight said | the market was electric with possibili I t ies. Wheat closed today at low mark ! for the crop, a 14 cent drop since last Saturday for May wheat and a 11 7-S cent drop for July. Capture of one of the Verdun forts, the fear of a break between the United states and Germany, the new sub marine order which may imperil hun dreds of grain cargoes, heavy estimates of foreign crops and extreme weakness of the Winnipeg market and half a dozen other factors kept the market on a nervous edge nil week. Wheat drag ged nil other grains down with It. Big traders dumped so much grain on the market in the last half of the week that j Comparative ; j.22% and 1.10%. the price tumbled before they could j realize their profits. May wheat closed |, aturday at 1.27%; today at 1.13 Va. figures for July f ere May's range for this week was between 1.27 and 1.13 L j NEW PICTÜRE THEATER 18 OPENED AT VALE ! (Capital News Special Service.) Vale, Ore.. Feb. 26.—The Rex theater. Vale's handsome new moving picture house, carries a line of features seldom found in than Vale. Si communities# larger eh a combination of fea much j turcs as I« ox, Metro and Gold Rooster I are usually found only in the larger f the west. B it at the Rex the îold Rooster pictures are shown once week, the Metro onçe a week, an I the twice a speaks much for the enterpi management of the Rex. cities Fox are shown This >f the > A A 01 Wi The Weather. FORECAST FOR BOISE AND VI CINITY Probably rain today* YESTERDAYS WEATHER HERE -—Highest temperature, 44; lowest tem ineun temperature, 37. CONDITIONS -The storm noted morning as central over apparently moved but little, but has been attended by precipitation from the northern plains region eastward into the Atlantic The western depression has increased somewhat in extent and now overlies most of the Pacific slope, and has caused precipitation over a con siderable area, but it lacks a well-de fined center. The following heavy pre* cipitation is reported: Boston, 1.16; Los Angeles. 1.12. The weather is he mming noticeably colder in the middle perature, 30; «t onlay New England has ccan. western, central and eastern states, under the influence of a great high pressure are;i that is central over Man. j itoha. Fondit ions are still unsettled and promise rain in Boise and its vi cinity. A conference of the hea<js of or ganizations interested in securing for Boise the Boston Grand Opera com pany 1 perinl Ballet Russe, has been called to meet at the Owyhee hotel on the mez zanine floor this afternoon at 1 o'clock. ■onjunction with Pavlowa 1m Charles Arbuckle, deputy States marshal, has gone to Walla Walla on private business. Mrs. Ar bucklc, who was called to Walla Walla eeks ago by the sickness and j death of her mother, will return with! United few Mrs. Moore's class of the Baptist Sunday school will give an oyster sup the church parlors March 8. The proceeds will be used for charity. The f their former dinner w.ere j used toward furnishing a house and ! buying provisions j family. Little hope is held out for the re ; cover.v of A. G. Gallap, proprietor of 'the Overland barber shop, who has j been ill for a number of days nt his j home, 419 Jefferson street. A report i from his bedside nt 1 o'clock this i morning was t<> the effect that no change in his Condition was noted and (the doctors held but little hope for any improvement. j per ii I proceeds for a destitute Rebecca Lewis, daughter of Mr. 'and Mrs. George W. Lewis, 1003 North 'Sixth street, entertained 12 of her Mil . friends at tl family bungalow home, birthday party T : at a Washing!« I «lay ev ening of last week. The rooms were artistically decorated in national colors and carnations. The evening vith cards and dancing, af which dainty refreshments were 1 ter served. The fairy operetta Blue Beard with sp will be school next Friday night at 8 o'clock. The operettas will be given by the pri mary and intermediate departments of the school and music for the event will Cinderella and ial folk dances n attraction at the Collister l.r furnished by the Sampson MukIo I i nmri'inv Kx. plient «t ier wtilnnL , lune been secured through the cour Itesy of the Standard Furniture rom , n excellent entertainment t. panj and an excel ent entertainment ts predicted. A small admission Is to be I charged to defray expenses. COLLEGE BASKETBALL RESULTS. j At Manhattan, Kan.— Missouri, 22; ( Kansas Aggies, 10. ! At ('olumbus, Ohio—Mount Union, , 18; Ohio State, 44. At Champaign, 111.—Chicago, 13; Illi nois, 31. At Minneapolis—Purdue, 18; Minne sota, 29. GERMANY'S CAMPAIGN 10 STOP WAR SHIPMENTS this 1 I (Continued from First Page.) acquainted with alms and ideais of the war party. He was essentially a financier, but he also was an associate of Admiral von Tirpitz. He had been sent to country in 1906 presumably to repre sent Germany at exercises In memory I of John Paul Jones. In truth he came ] here, after Journeys to other countries, to learn financial and industrial con ditions to fit himself for exactly the task that devolved upon him at the time of his secret visit to this country last year, using a Swiss passport un der the name of Edward V. Gasche. He was equipped with credits amounting to many millions of dollars and he boasted when he imbibed wine too freely that he had absolute au thority to do anything to prevent the export of munitions. It was he who said, "If I can stop the export of arms and munitions I shall have done more than the army which captures Paris." Wolf of Wall Street. The first scheme he sought to work out was to call strikes in the Impor tant munition factories. Working with David Lamar, the "Wolf of Wall Street," he mapped out the plan of forming an organization called "The labor's National Peace Council," com posed of labor leaders and union men, with the idea of protesting against the manufacture of war supplies and munitions on the ground that such work was promoting war. He handed out money freely, spending almost $1,000,000, for through the tion he sought to bribe labor leaders to call strikes in the big plants and thus put a brake on the smoothly mov ing plans of the allies. He is accused of having been behind the plan calling out the 23,000 long shoremen on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. Through emissaries selected by German agents a proposition was put to T. V. O'Connor, president of the longshoremen's union, to call a strike. Mr. O'Connor was asked to get the men out for one month. Though the rules of the organization require that men on strike shall receive $4 a week while on strike, an offer of $45 a month was made to Mr. O'Connor for every man called out on strike. In other words, more than $1,000,000 offered to him and it was plain that the bribers did not care whether he paid the money to the men or tucked it snugly away in a bank for his •rganiza vas vn Undoing of Rintelen. But here again tlie patriotism of American labor leaders and the alert vice led to Rinte The men at the head quickly ness of the secret s leu's undoing, of the labor organi: learned of the efforts of German man ipulators and intriguers and they took prevent strikes or to end strikes which had already been called by the smaller men in the organiza tion. They, too, have been responsible for the indictment of the men who are believed to have received German gold, for they told their stories freely to Captain William M. Affley of the de partment of Justice. Rintelen had bigger schemes still. He pictured this country in war with Mex ico, a mobilizati and the militia, American fleet. That would require a of the muni The horses that were being shipped to the allies, the ar the clothing for soldiers, the shoes and the hundreds of other things which American factories were busily turning out, would be required for a large American army moving south of the Rio Grande. Accordingly, he seized dent Wilson's opposition t it ions efforts t of the regular army n assembling of the large part of tile output tion factories. upon Presi General start a revo im of re Huerta and be planned t< lution turning Huerta to power and thus placing the United States in a posi Hon where It ko into Mexico United Stat«'s would not be in a posi tion to dictate terms for the settlement of the Lusitania controversy, 1 war supplies going to the allies and, incidentally, would be ham Mexico it hi the )ukl be compelled to nd restore order. The ild seize the with Berlin, stop exports Hies wished. While he was engaged directly 1 vising the plots already number of other activities designed to effect the same purpose were going on. pored for the remainder of the Euro pean war. The alertness of the Unit ed States secret service nipped this plan in the bud. It has been asserted in authoritative vho c< quarters that Rintelen. ented daily bv was commissioned to such materials as the mi wireless iper lutlined a ' H s Organized Into Groups. In every large city there her of groups of Germans, each one of which hits s " e a nu ie special object In view advancement group funds by subscription and each group ho knew a mem the for ca use. of Germany's raised its Each own had at least tin«* man m ber of another group, s an exchange of plans t cation. • that there ent dupli lncidentally, a traveling agent conferred with the executive member of each group, learning Just beinp (lone and carrying that informa a man who kept the general war staff fully advised. As a result of this ra hat was tion to o-operation many small tilings have been done to delay the completion of war orders. Inquiry Lfore'have s'],''''«"!ntrlvil 1 !th?n7 . S ° " an> trn ial things ' Travel"«* critnw «"t'off the trek' 0 *'"' Z, , rak down ail d r n , ,iU 'road «x*r* col Hde with one another, small fires oc ! our with remarkable freoncr,..,- am the «e Incidents are mXdficatM^n taenia Rre inslgnincaiH in themselves, but whe German efficiency has sought always avoid such accidents on the principle that small things tend to make a vast difference in the ultimate cost of duction, it is easy to figure that a scheme to cause such accidents might f German ingenuity. Explosions and Fires. one realizes how t< Pr be a >u rt Explosions in ammunition planta, flres In big machine shops—while some of them may be due purely to accident —have been in Innumerable instances the result of plots framed and undsr taken by (German reseYvTsts. .\ln working in such factories, have been arrested and in their possession have been found various kinds of explosives. Furthermore, lectures sives and the high explo scientific method of making them have been given under the auspices of Germans. Pamphlets bearing on that subject have been printed and circulated by Germans. Such pamphlets have fallen ^nto the hands of federal authorities. Men, who worked in shops where explosions ami fires have occurred had come from South American countries to the United after their disappearance followed back to where clues of them were lost, and other foreign States and have been those places again, which orders have The manner In heeimmixed up and shipments confused is another phase of German activity. Carloads ready for shipment to New York to be loaded on steamers belong ing to the allies have been tagged for points on the Pacific coast, of incidents have occurred through some apparent oversight of the order clerk or the Hu ndreds vhere shipping agent ladles' dresses have been stowed away In the holds of ships bound for France, or babies' shoes have gone to soldiers at the front in France. The line of attack against the allies', until the goods reached their destina tlon. There has been war orders extended from the moment the work of filling them was begu systematized onslaught on cargoes purchased for the soldiers. While the goods were bject to plots of mishandling and misship-1 ment by railroad, the moment they reached the pier another group of men were ready to damage if not completely destroy them. How Information Was Gained. ell to re well organized is the German espionage system in America that the chief spies in New York knew promptly of the starting of trainloads of goods for this port for the allies. They got the information in various ways. One was through a clerk in a bank where payment for orders was Tn passing, it may be Iterate that ? made upon receipt of the bill of lading. With this information as to the rail road and the number of the freight cars, the character of the goods and their destination, plans Immediately were formulated for a secret attack. Shipments of automobiles wi aged. I: 1 da o mysterious manner the stolen from many of agneto has to be ad the engine and It Is not pos hen the machine reaches the install a new without great delay and trouble, axles of other automobiles were sawed magnetos wer« the cars. A 1 Justed ti sible other side t< agneto rpj ie almost through and then carefull paint ed. The moment the car was loaded it would collapse. 'Likewise an organ ized id was made on the tire ship ments from New York. Here, as in a number of other in stances, German agents hired thugs, thieves and others to go out and co mit depredations on the cargoes goods for which the allies That was another principle many has followed in America, opportunity for theft, fire or explosion carefully developed through the spies; the situation clearly mapped and as many dangers as possible eradicated. Then thugs were sent to commit the crime with the understanding that in addition to the fee for the job they also got the profits from the sale of the goods which they stole.. or on had paid, vhich Ger The vas Destruction of Ships. Tn this campaign cj lion of the sugar e the destruc ships and various other vessels which, for Ger •arr.ving cargoes enemies, were set on ■I carrying thousands of magnetos was almost shattered by an explosion on July 5 last. The bomb had been placed in the hold carrying the magnetos. Before the ship sailed, however, many of the magnetos were In the same way carloads fire, one v< stolcn. autoinobile tires North river as floats ere stolon in the; ere moving the the side of the ship. "Take as nan y as you want. Take ship will never get to the Thii more, other side anyways.' A similar remark was overheard by a man who has confessed to the theft of hundreds of hags of sugar. The man who was speaking was helping shift bags a mot< >f sugar from a barge into boat. The sugar was supposed be loaded on t bound for These sugar ships have been the special object of attack on the part of men who have placed mysterious on board; bombs that explode sugar bags. Even though the blaze may be extinguished in a few minutes, mysterious Fra after a time trace remains of the bomb or the iibstance. whatever It may used in starting the fire. < >nc of the thieves conf« ssed that h<? hoped to make $100,000 through thei theft of sugar alone. Charges Against Robert F*ay. •mphatic and dis nces of the war staff's mailed first working in America is revealed in the charges mane against Robert Fay and his associates in their conspiracy blow up munition carrying ships. In statements to the authorities, Fay has admitted that he came t from Germany, where he had served in the trenches In the Champagne dis trict, to make and operate steel explo sive mines which he planned to tie to the rudder posts of vessels sailing from Atlantic ports for England and France. Fay-'s movements have been checked One of the most tinct Inst this countrv up by the secret service, which, with the help of Captain Thomas J. Tunney of the police depart t. made the ar rests, and by other authorities. It has I'"" * h °* n Fa5 ' recelved monev from the head of the Intelligence office !" Ber, ' n to m " k * ,he ,r 'P ,0 thls coun - Hnd *° ^ u "«> More money was given to him by German agents in this countrv for the J '0 aold V J r " u "' r> ' r<ir " ll *- u Cert,fl , r " ,PS fou , nd °" hlm '' hen hP arrested were traced bv their numbers e. by the secret service through various banks—a suggestion made bv Assistant United States District Attorney John Knox. The mines built by Kay and his brother-in-law. Walter Scholz, are re mnrknbly vicious instruments. They! are e«j nipped intricate r It h »chnnicism. which was to be tsorked by the swinging of the rudder in such most a manner that after several days two hammers were released to strike rifle cartridges and ignite high explosives, So large wöü the charge of high explo sive in the mine that had the plot suc ceeded, experts say, the ship would hove been absolutely destroyed. The concussion caused by the explosion of the mine would also have detonated the ammunition which the ship w'as scheduled to carry, I ■ Sensational Trial Expected. When the defendants are put on trial ; by Mr. Knox and the evidence gathered by Chief Flynn is produced It is pre dicted that one of the most dramatic ! and sensational court scenes will be | enacted. Never in the history of crim. | inal cases have h wonderfully seien- I tifle and such deadly Instruments been! presented before a Jury in •ourtroom.. From the facts already developed and from statements made by Lieutenant ;b Fav himself It Is safe to assert that the whole case will point directly to the j Important fact that authorization for the plans partly but not fully develop ed by the chief conspirator came from the German general war staff. Right in New' York also Is the office in which was received information con ■ . ing the concentration and training 1 of troops, the shipment of supplies and the manufacture of war materials in! Canada. corn Right here also were the de- I tails worked out for the destruction of j (the Welland canal, running around 1 Niagara Falls on the Canadian side, i of great importance for j the transportation of grain and other supplies for the allies' troops at the j This canal i front. Furthermore, plans were matured in New York -for the destruction of Can adian railroads, for the German staff was Informed nt one time that troops were to be shipped through Ca/i ada from England on the way to the Russian frontier to participate in the eastern theater of war. The Germans also were informed that the Canadian roads were to be used not only for the carrying of materials eastward for shipment to England, but also for the despatching of enormous supplies west ward by the way of Liberia for the Russian soldiers. var Tracing of Checks. Tn all this plotting thewe has figured one or two men connected with the German government. Payments of money by these men have been estab lished through the tracing of checks and through the statements of por icerned in the conspiracies. Furthermore, many men have been ar rested and were prepared to fight their cases until thev realized that the deuce pointed to men higher up, men connected with the ment. German Almost immediately they have j ceased their fight, have made confes- I govern sions insisting that they alone 'oncerned and thus ended, so far ns] they.could, any further probing. While German agents have been plot ting to prevent the allies from getting supplies from this country they also have been working various ruses to get w products and war goods Into Germany. Ships have been purchased and huge supplies have been bought for shipment to neutral countries ln neu tral vessels with the aim of transship ment to the fatherland. The efforts of German agents to smuggle copper and rubber into Or îany have been varied and so expensive as to indicate that there is urgent demand for those two products in Germany. % When Edward Weber, n cousin of Al bert Weber, wh Deutsche Bank in Berlin. food. is a director In the as arrested recently with several others on a charge of conspiring to export raw rubber as persoi 1 baggage it was es timated by a government official that the* rubber would have reached Ger many at 12 times the cost of the pur chase here. Furthermore, it was .sorted that Weber was sent to this country by the German government to arrange for the shipment of rubber. In the Solomon case, prosecuted in New York, Germans "packed rubber in resin barrels for shipment via Italy to Germany. na From other sources it ha been learn ed that G< mans concealed pulverized rubber in cocoanuts and shipped loads of it to Holland for transportation to Germany; that pulverized rubber mixed with fertilizer tnd sent in ship loads t . : i - Holland. The cvnnlng game. h< ever, was finally stopped British. by the Cigferette Cases of Copper. German agents j cigarette cases < the articles the Thousands of them wei manufactured out of copper and gave appearance of gold. | sent to Ger Thousands of packages have been In all these vnrious ; ,, f „ . I ' }f e spPn y gifts. I of copper safety pins ali ] manufactured for the fatherland. ma shipment by parcel post t< \ »Jects millions : 1 ;■ One man alone is kn« to have Spent $15,000,- j Another man is said to have had vn j I I 000. C I 820 IDAHO ST. 51 f* I I Q ^ • y y Ï* 1 1 f" aUU 1 Spring Arrivals I ) | J I I 1 in the Fruit and Vege table line are coming in. We endeavor to get these things just as soon as they are on the mar ket. Keep in touch with our store for Spring veg etables, etc. ■ ' 1 j Phone 15 1 t ï^(Uc « 3 IN BIO DEMAND m fii 2® Because OF ITS -;'r i m Rich m iyi * Full Satisfying Strength as A m S m ilr \\\ >7 m MOCHA] JAVA! 1 m ilr m SwsëïSanborÜ - bw ROSTOW ^ \y\ IK v V I * i as Üra a m m 1 1 m ifj. i:iU0 I m ilrs. m In One and Two Pound Cans—Never Sold in Bulk Cround, Unground or Pulverized i m BOISE MERCANTILE COMPANY EXCLUSIVE AGENT [Ui 712 IDAHO STREET PHONE 10 $30,000,000 at his command and boasted that he could spend $100,000,000. In vestigators have asserted that $2,000, 000 a week was being gathered in this country to help the German cause in different ways. But millions have been wasted. One German admitted he spent $500,000 without any return. Franz Prosperity Day GIFT To Our Friends Tuesday, Febv. Jdtlt in four— the extra day that is added one year ON THIS DAY we will present our friends with 10 to 40 per cent off the regular purchase price on goods bought for cash be n 8 a. tn. and 6 p. m. REMEMBER, this applies on all our new spring stock of Diamonds, Watches* Gold Jewelry, Clocks, Cut Glass and Silverware. We ke you THIS FREE GIFT on this one day il.v—arrange to supply your time, and get the benefit of this saving, discount on your purchase, t unity to cants in our line it this You do not have to ask for the WE GIVE IT TO YOU. Take this oppor- * see our stock of new goods direct from the factory, even though do not wish to purchase. y< GREEN-GRIFFIN CO. 908 Main St. The Busy Jewelers. Henry W. Baker 113 S. 11th. Phone 161W. ON FEB. 29th—BICYCLE DAY Any Bicycle in the store 10 per cent iliseoiint for cash. Hartford Bicycles Eox Bicycles Miami Bicycles Excelsior Bicycles I'nited States Tires (ioodyear Tires Hicvclc Accessories Automobile Top Manufacturing Plant Fully Equipped to Manufacture Auto Top*. Auto Seats, kuto Hood Covers, Carriage and Buggy Tope. NORMAN McLEOD, an Expert Workman of Detroit* of this New Department. nil bavo charge PIONEER TENT & AWNING CO. Pioneer Tent <L A' ling Bldg., 6th and Main Sts.. Boise. Phene 986-W. Out of Town Orders Given Prompt Attention. Rintelen hurled money right and left. He gave $50,000 to one man who bank hit of work. ed it without doing David La lar is id t at least $300.000 which Rintelen gave him. have pocketed And Germany played a bold game but lost.