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Ü v BOISE, IDAHO, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 1916. / TEN PAGES Vol. XXXVI No. M £ t GERMANTS POSITION EXPLAINED } Willingness to Operate In Accordance; With International Law Prevailing; Prior to the War If Great Britain Will Not Violate the Same Laws Washington, March 8.—Count von Bernstorff today handed Secretary Lansing a memorandum explaining in detail the German position regarding aimed ships and the causes leading up to the decision of the Teutonic powers to torpedo without warning all armed enemy merchant men. Boh declined to divulge the contents of the memo randum. It is understood to contain the allegation that Great Britain has taken advantage -of the contention of the United States that Americans must be safe on defen sively armed merchantmen, to have those ships act of fensively toward enemy submarines. Germany, it is un derstood, concedes that as the submarine is a new engine of warfare, international law as at present constituted, makes no provision for its use. Germany, it is under stood, expressed a willingness to operate submarines in accordance with the international law prevailing prior to the war, provided Great Britain will not violate the same laws. CONGRESS STANDS BEHIND PRESIDENT 8.—President March Washington, Wilson yesterday completely and de his long fight to compel cisively won to acknowledge that it stands congress behind him in the submarine negotia tions with Germany. To the rallying cries of "stand by the president" and "is it Lansing and Wilson or von Bernqtorff and the kais er" a b Democratic majority and nearly half the Republicans in the house rolled up overwhelming votes against the movement to warn Amer icans off armed ships of the European belligerents. The celebrated McLemore resolution, around which the anti-administration forces centered their fight, was tabled _In other words killed—Just as jthe Gore resolution for a similar pur pose In the senate last week 1 From the outset of the fight T * i day the president's supporters, out regard to party, swept ove. opposition. a a the The First Vote. On the first vote, which was a par liamentary opening the McLemore resolution to amendment and unlimited debate, the administration forces carried the day, 25* to 160. On that, 192 Democrats, 63 Republicans and one Progressive voted to support the administration. Twenty one Democrats, 132 Republicans, five Progressives, one Independent, and Re presentative London, the lone Social ist In the house voted against It. This was the crucial vote of the light, the one point on which adminis tration leaders were uncertain. With victory in hand, they moved on to the next proposition, the adoption of a special rule for four hours discussion of the McLemore resolution. Again they carried the day, this time 271 to 138, and then pushed the vic tory to a conclusion hv tabling the McLemore resolution, 276 to 142. Session a Turbulent One. proposition to prevent In seven hours of tense, turbulent session, in which the administration opponents charged that the president wus contending for a doubtful legal right, and was shifting the responsi bility of diplomatic negotiations to congress, the house swayed back and forth in the most sensational congres [sional spectacle of a decade, probably "unequalled since the eve of the declar ation of war on Spain. President Wilson, calm and confi dent, heard the early results of the voting in the cabinet room at the White House with some of the cabi net grouped about him. He told them he was much gratified with the sup port of congress. Released from the bonds of embar rassment forced upon him by the dis senslons in congress, which have been represented in foreign capitals as in dictating that he was making hi* de mends on Germany In direct opposition fo the sentiment of the elected repre tentatives of the people, President Wilson now stands prepared to go on [wlth^the 'submarine negotiations with tB« central powers. REPORTED KILLED BY VILLA BANDITS El Paso, March 8.—General Gavlra, of Juarez, today received accredited, but unconfirmed reports that two Americans named Franklin and Wright acre killed Monday at Pechaco by Villa bandits. KILLED IN FIRE AI FORI CIBBON Fairbanks, Alaska, March 8.—Three soldiers were killed and two seriously Injured In a fire which yesterday de stroyed the main barracks of the am munition houses at Fort Gibbon, occu pied by company B of the Fourteenth Infantry. The dead are Privates Her man Lund, Henry Miner and Curtis B. Willis. The injured, Sergeant Anthony Klvinak and Private Gross Kelly. SUPREME PURPOSE Of PRESIDENT IS TO KEEP COUNTRY OUT OF WAR Washington, March 8. — Senator Stone, chairman of the foreign rela tions committee, declared in the sen ate today after a confèrent* with the president last night, "that so far from the président desiring to Involve the country In the disastrous European war, his supreme wish Is to avoid that calamity." . GILL IS RE ELECTED MAYOR OF SEATTLE Seattle, March 8.—Returns from the city election show large majorities for the following candidates.' Mayor, Hiram C. GUI. , Corporation counsel, Hugh M. Cald well. Controller, Harry W. Carroll. Treasurer. Ed L. Terry. Gill's majority is estimated at six thousand. The following Willian Hickman Moore. Regl ere elected council men : nald H. Thompson and Cecil B. Fitz gerald. Official returns from 217 of 277 pre cincts give Mayor GUI 3923 majority .over Austin E. Griffiths. ) British Transport Is Torpedoèd; Mahy Mules Saved i > / ■ ' ** § $ : W & N; « I V m m m •Y YY'i v > V : il $ i ■ 1 v - : : •il 'S ■$ •ill «P Iff & If: : ;l Nl w ' f|:|; i •< Iff-; il J : Y:-:-: m f: -1 É ». '»■ n ;; ■m Steamer Nord man, torpedoed by German« and beached near The above photo ehowa how a transport steamer looks after being torpedoed by a aubmarine. This steamer is the Nordman. carrying 4500 mules and munitions of war, after she had been beached near Saloniki, Greece. Meat of the mules saved. FIRE FOLLOWS AN EXPLOSION IN BIG CHEMICAL PLANT Canadian Militia Is Quickly Mobilized at Niagara Falls —Claimed the Plant Was Bombed. I Niagara Falla, N. V., March 8.—Fire following an explosion In the chlorate department of the Niagara Electro chemical company today threatened the destruction of the plant. The damnge is eetimated at $ 150 , 000 . The, across the Niagara in Canada and it caused the hasty mobilization of the militia guarding the frontier. Dr. Hector R cravath, manager of the company, issued a statement saying Firemen had difficulty in fighting the Are because the water mixing with the chemicals added fuel to the flames._ No one was Injured In today's explo sion. One man was killed and another Injured by an explosion last night Carvath said he was convinced the ex plosions resulted from outside agen cies He believed bombs were set off inside the peroxidal plant. ALL OF GERMAN BIRTH TO DISFRANCHISED Sydney, cabinet has decided to disenfranchise nil German-born electors for the dura tion of the war following the arrest, and internment of several hundred al lies who were considered of a hostile disposition. N. S. W„ March 8.—The BAKER TO TAKE OATH OF OFFICE TOMORROW Cleveland, March 8.—Newton D. Ba ker, former mayor, departed today for Washington where tomorrow he will take the oath of office and become sec retary of war. To some friends Baker Jokingly said: "I shall have a great deal to* learn. As a boy 1 never even played with tin soldiers." SOUTH HAS ENJOYED . BIG TOURIST SEASON Atlanta. Ga., March 8.—With the be ginning of- Lent the biggest tourist season the south has ever known reaches Its climax. More visitors and more money have flowed into Dixie this winter than ever before. AH the tourists' hotels of. Florida and Georgia are reported full and railroads have foünd it necessary to expand their pas senger service between the south and the east, north and middle west. The Increased patronage of the southern resirts Is believed to be due In largest measure to the extensive campaign of advertising launched by the hotels and railroads. The war. of course, has al so contributed /to the increased busi ness. INDICTMENTS ARE RETURNED AGAINST JUDGE GARY AND SIX STEEL COMPANIES / Youngstown, O., March 8.—An indictment was re turned today by the Mahoning county grand jury against the United States Steel corporation, five other steel com panies and Judge Gary, chairman of the steel corporation. They are charged with having formed a trust to'fix the wages of common labor in violation of the Ohio laws. The indictments follo-w a probe into the East Youngstown riots and labor troubles. The specific offense charged against the six steel con Perag j s that thev conspired to keep the wages of com mon labor at the same figure at the time of the strike at the Republic Iron & Steel company and Youngstown Sheet omi. , , . T 1 " —, ° , & lube company plants in January. The announcement was made by companies within two da vs* time of a 10 per cent increase in wages. This action was held to be due to the agreement. The report sets forth that the grand jurv __, , , _ _ ,. , » . • r was unable to fix any particular cause for the recent not. Gary Calls Indictments Travesty. New York, March 8.—When informed that he had been indicted at Youngstown, Judge Elbert H. Gary said there were no facts to justify the indictments and that the "in dictment is an outrageous travesty." PALESTINE MAY RECEIVE AiDFRON UNITED STATES Planned to Send Collier With Food to Sufferers— Government Is Asked to Provide Ship. Washington, March 8.—Henry Mor genthau, ambassador to Turkey, today took up with the navy and state de partments the question of sending a collier of food to sufferers In Palestine. A group of Ne.v York men are willing to supply 9000 tons of food. s He re fused to discuss reports that Turkey desired a separate peace. Regarding reporta that he might resign, Mr. Mor genthau stnted a number of friends had urged him to work for President Wilson's re-election, but It was his present intention to return to Constan tinople. He said, however, he might resign If it was shown during the next few weeks that/he could do work for the president which could be accom plished by no one else. ORPET IS ARRAIGNED ON CHARGE OF MURDER Arch 8 . —William fr the murder of Waukeegan. HI., H. Orpet. Indicted Marian Lambert, a high school girl, was arraigned In circuit court today, following his Indictment by the grand jury. His attorney moved that the in dictments he quashed. Arguments were sot for Mondag. TO KEEP SENATE IN SESSION UNTIL VOTE IS SECURED Debate on the Shields Water Power Bill Is Resumed The Newlands Amend ment Is Defeated. Washington, March 8.—The senate today resumed Its debate on the Shields' waterpower bill. Senator Shields announced he wopld seek to hold the senate In continuous session until It reached a vote. Senator Newlands' amendment, embodying the commission plan of dealing with wat erways, with an annual appropriation of * 60 , 000,000 for 10 years waa re jected. PROHIBITION BILL IN MARYLAND DEFEATED Annapolis, Md.. March I.—The state wide prohibition t> 1!1 waa amended in to a local option bill by the house of delegates last night by a vote of 58 to Counties already 81 rv are to re main so, but Baltimore city, the wet counties and the wet sections in dry counties are to vote as units on the proposition. The senate previously had adjourned until today without taking action on the state-wide bill. 47. Winfield, Kan., March 8.—Robbers blew open the safe in the State bank at Rock, Kan., today and «scaped with | Rabbers Blow Up Safo. ,13000. GERMANS ARE SLOWLY ADVANCING ON GREAT FORTRESS OF VERDUN Terrific Battle Raging Along the line 'From Chephy In the Argonne to forges In the Woevre Section—Great Masses of Men Employed Paris, March 8.—The Verdun battle developed both in intensity and extent yesterday and is now raging along a line from Chephy in the Argoime to Forges in the Woevre, showing that the second attack on the stronghold will be made on a larger scale than the first. So far, according to reports, the Germans, employing masses of men without counting the cost, have obtained some slight gains both to the west of the Meuse and in the Woevre, where Fresnes was taken after a fierce struggle. Desperate fighting is a£ain progressing on the left bank of the river. Follow ing up yesterday's advantage the Germans, going around the foot of the slope which served them as a mask, fol lowed the railroad and entered Remnieville. From there they launched 18,000 men against hill No. 265 to the east of Cote de l'Oie, and carried it. Thus they control the loop of the Meuse within which Regnieville is located. The French withdrew their right flank from within the loop and it now rests on the Meuse above Cumieres. The Ger mans later, by hurling masses of men, gained a footing in the Corbeaux woods, but elsewhere their attacks were re pulsed. In this district centers at present the chief in terest of the battle. The Germans' supreme effort-is awaited with much confidence by the French as they rely on their defensive preparations. Germans Report Capture of Positions. Berlin, March 8.—(Official)—A French position west of the Meuse on both sides of Forges brook below Bethin court, six kilometers wide and three deep, has been cap tured. The villages of Forges and Regnieville, the heights of Raben and Cumieres woods are in the Germans' posses sion. Fifty-eight officers, 3277 men and 10 cannon were taken. In the Woevre district the French were driven out of the last houses they held in Fresnes village and over 700 were made prisoners. WORKSTOPPEDON ENTRENCHMENTS IN NEUTRAL ZONE The Bulgarians have ceased the the neutral zone along the Greco-Bul-, Paris, March 8.—An Athens dispatch says: work they began on entrenchments in garian frontier, as a^rc suit of the Greek protest. A German aeroplane dropped a bomb, which failed to explode, on the Franeo-British camp at Saloniki. SEAT OF GOVERNMENT _ ____ ...... f|L MfiNTKMFrOll lillMf lir niUll I LIlLllllU llU If V* IIVlilMihVlIvlivii LOCAIEDAT BORDEAUX Lyons, France,- March 8.—The seat of Montenegro's government has been transferred from Lyons to Bordeaux. The king and other members of the royal family and cabinet officers de parted today to take up their new resi dene near Bordeaux. Health Board to Colobrata. New Y'ork, March 8.—The New York City health department will cele brate, tomorrow night, with a dinner at the Plaza hotel, the semi-centennial of its foundation.' The department was formed in 1866, and ..was then known as the Metropolitan Health board. The speakers at the anniver sary dinner will include Mayor Mltchet, Surgeon General W. C. Gor gas, U. S. A., State Health Commts sloner Hermann M. Biggs, and Dr. Peter Brice, of Canada. PUBLIC HEARINGS IN THE BRANOEIS CASE CONCLUDED Washington, March 8.—Public hear ° n the nomination of Louis D. Hrandels to be supreme court JustlOS. were terminated today by the Judiciary subcommittee of the senate after a month's Inquiry The committee gava no indication when, it would report to the full committee. FAMOUS CIRCUS CLOWN TAKES LIFE New York. March 8.—Frank Oakley. whfl »» Olivers, a circus clown, made millions laugh, was found dead today, a suicide, in a theatrical boarding Messengers of Cheerl Each advertisement In this newspaper la* a cheery messen i ger. It comes carrying the offer of service. It is addressed to hu ) •man wants. It is backed up by men who are prepared to make good their promises. There is satisfaction In buying advertised brands and In dealing with merchants who come out Into the open day with their offers. Advertising Is a recorded promise. It must be kept, for the ultimate profit to the advertiser Is in the satisfied customer rath, er than in the first sale.