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• # O EVENING CAPITAL NEWS CD ■*=*= BOISE, IDAHO, THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 1916. Vol. XXXVI TEN PAGES No. 69 $ T NEW ACTIVITY ALONG THE BORDER MEXICANS FLOCKING TO SUPPORT OF BANDIT LEADER Report Thai General Herrera Has Cast t His Lot With Villa Is Regarded as True by Funston San Antonio, March 23.—Orders from Fort Sam Houston today provided for rapid action at points alodg the border should a new rebellion in .Mexico make it necessary. General Funston is not altogether convinced of the truth of the report that General Luis Herrera, deposed military leader at Chihuahua, has entered the field with Villa against the United States, but a repetition of the story in different places and the ab sence of acceptable evidence to the contrary has caused him and his staff to regard it as probably true. The probable moves of Herrera have been considered and every point along the border where his 2000 men might disturb American peace has been noted. DENIAL OF REPORT I THAT HERRERA HAS m PROVEN DISLOYAL ' El Paso, March 23.—Ignacio Enri quez, civil governor of Chihuahua state, today sent a telegram to Consul Garcia here declaring that General Louis Herrera, commanding the Chi huahua city garrison, "was still loyal to Carranza. Consul Garcia made public a mes sage from Governor Enrique reading: I "Tour message referring to press re ports regarding General Louis Her rera received. Have just shaken hands with General Herrera. He is loyal to the government of Mexico. Do not jcredit reports In this matter." Whether the report of Herrera's de Ifectlon is correct or not, it is obvious In military circles that much appre- j [hension is felt over the situation at Chihuahua. Brigadier General Bell laid he had been advised that every thing was quiet in Juarez. While re ports Indicated there was Villa sentl there, General Bell regarded the btuatlon as satiafactory. General Bell kid every precaution would be taken ■ meet the possibility of an uprising n Juarez. :LLA RECRUITING MEN FOR HIS ARMY I El Paso, March 23.—Villa has estab lished a base to tfie westward of Nam WAS VILLA'S PRISONER NINE DAYS tw. •> t M j ; ■ ' ■ '• GT*? •• Vj W. if/. : . * & ff/. - ' - >< - - j ''X * -i/4 %< . ft •• ■ ■ f y , ■ :>• i'. ' '.'X: - i -~ . 'W % t m ■ m % i r\ > <;■ f:-; 4 ■ mm V. ■ im », ■ . m mi; ■% m 1 \% ' mm ■ m ? K: - / »! A i'ÆiâpÆ : : mm -v Mr*. Maud Hawk Wright. Mrs. Maud Hauk Wright was seized by Mexicans at her husband'i bench, Mr. Wright and another man were killed, her baby was taken awaj her and for nine day» »he was held a captive, puring the raid at □bug, New Mexico, she was released. lQUfpn to re-organlze his command and recruit men for his army, according to a report received here, it was said Villa would lay plans to operate with General Lula Herrera's force. So far General Pershing has not come In con taot with Villa. All is quiet at Juarez. Street car service, which was suspend ed last night for fear of trouble In Juarez, was resumed today. The rail road bridges and tunnels are still under guard. BANDIT LEADERS WANT TO SURRENDER El Paso, March 23,-vGeneral Gavira of Juarez, today confirmed the report that the bandit leader, Canuto Reyes, was parleying with General Robles re garding surrender. General Robles Is among the Mexicans who were round ed up and Jailed here as Villa suspects following the Columbus raid. He was released on evidence that he was a Carranzista. MORE AEROPLANES WANTED AT BORDER Washington, March 23. — General Funston has asked for eight more aero planes. He wants four to go to Colum bus to fly with General Pershing's col umn. Four others will be sent to Fort Sam Houston to be held for emer gency work. VILLA BANDIT IS NOW UNDER ARREST Marfa, Tex., March 23.—Pablo Vill areal, a Villa bandit who recently rob bed and obtained a 11500 ransom from Juan Bilboa, a cattle buyer, was ar rested at Sanderson today by the sher itr. LANSING IN CHARGE OF THE SITUATION Washington, March 23.—Secretary Lansing, returning from a week's va cation today took personal charge of the Mexican situation, so tar as It con cerns the state department. He con ferred with Mexican Ambassador Ar redondo, who presented a dispatch from Consul Garcia at El Paso, deny ing that General Herrera had revolted with th* Chihuahua garrison and Join ed Villa. SEPARATE GANGS OF BANDITS OPERATE Tofreon, Maron 28.—Captured Vlllls tas report two gangs of bandits "oper ating In the district south of Laguna, one under Lozano, who killed his part ner, Perez, near Matamoroa Friday, and the other under Canuto Reyes. The Lozanos band, poorly armed and short of ammunition Is said to be operating south of Matamoros. Reyes retreated almost due south from Torreon after his last fight An unverified report says Reyes Is arranging to surrender to General Robles. If he does this large body of government.troops will be re leased for patrolling the railway and ranches. GENERAL HERRERA TAKES THE FIELD TO SUPPORT VILLA Columbus, N. M„ March 23.—(Passed by censor)—General Luis Herrera, until recently Carranza military governor of Chihuahua, has renounced Carranza and announced In favor of Villa, tak ing the field In western Chihuahua with 2000 troops, according to relia ble Information received here last night. The exact place at which General 'Herrera's troops are encamped was not Indicated In the message which reached Columbus from a source that always has been thoroughly reliable. It. is be lieved, however, that the troops, most of whom recently constituted the Car ranza garrison at Chihuahua City Wednesday night, are some* place in the distance between San Pedro and chihuahua and are preparing to work north and west toward the American (Continued on Page Two) I NO TRACE FOUND OF TOE MISSING \ / Columbus, N. M„ March 23.—No j word of Lieutenant Edgar S. Gorrell, i the missing aviator of the American aero corps, Is contained ,in dispatches ' to the military base here. With Gor- | rell 84 hours overdue at Casas Grandes, j hopes that he may have been delayed j in some Isolated district is waning. I Three days' rations and the small can teen of water which he cajried must j be exhausted. Army men realize that Gorrell now may be facing death from I thirst and starvation. ■ I / ""I™. !?J AS RESULT OF RAINS Columbus, March 23.—Communication between the base here and General Pershing's command in military Chihuahua state were again interrupted today by rains. Both the wireless and field telegraph line were hampered. Although officially denied reports persist that some motor trucks carrying supplies from here to the Mexican field are missing, together with their drivers and guards. Two trucks which left Ascension for Gasas Grandes Mon day have not been seen since, it is reported, and two drivers and four guards are missing. Another driver, ac cording to the report, reported to the advanced base with out his truck. Heavy sands in the desert are proving a serious handicap to the operation of motorcycles in the field. Couriers said few Mexicans could be seen in the district occupied by the Americans. AUGUSTA SWEPT BY FLAMES; LOSS IS FIVE MILLION Ten Business Blocks and T venty Blocks in the Residential Portion of the City Wiped Out. Augusta, Os., March 28.—Three com panies of militia today patrolled the 10 business blocks and 20 residence blocks which were swept by fire last night The damage is estimated at $5,000,000. The flames oonsumed the city's largest office buildings on 4he north side of Brosd street Three thousand persons lost their homes. The fire which swept part of the business and residence section of Au gusta last night and early today waa fully under control at 3:2# o'clock this morning. A third tire In the southern section of the city early today destroyed four houses and a grocery store, causing an estimated loss of 3X2,000. The flames started at 0 o'clock last night In, a store on Broad street, and the high winds that have swept over the southeast fanned It Into fury until local fire fighting apparatus waa help less. Several cities responded to calls for aid and rushed fire-fighting equip ment here about midnight. Carried to Residential 8aotion. Shortly before midnight the flames were carried by the wind Into the res idential section where a new conflag ration soon was making rapid head way. The outbreak waa a distance of four blocks from the blaze in the bus iness section. There apparently waa little hope of saving "Cotton Bow," a string of ware houses where $5,01)0,000 worth of cot ton Is stored. The Cotton exchange and the Board .of Trade building also were In ^he path of the flames, and among the structures already de stroyed or badly damaged were two office buildings, the Masonic temple, four banks, two telegraph company buildings, and the buildings of tWo dally newspapers. The fire started In the Dyer office building, from a cause not determined, and a Jilgh wind frustrated efforts to ch#k Tt. The Dyer building wss a total loss. Help for the local fire de partment was sent here by special trains from Atlanta, Macon and Sa vannah. When Hats Were Hats Hate were hate, shoes were shoes, and clothes wn* clothes —forty years ago._ Requirements today gre much more complex, our needs are multiplied. Bo that; it is not enough to make up our minds ta buy a new hat or a new pair of shoes, or a new suit of èlothee.. Style, quality, service, and many other essentiale occupy our minds now, when we feel the need of purchasing anything. - Newspaper advertising h a ■ opened our eyes to the need and to the distinct advantage of be ing informed. And retailers In their constant striving to please and to create new business are dally telling of the merits of their wares In the columns of dependable newspa pers like the Capital News. Keep up with the times. Don't neglect your newspaper. [ ABANDONMENT OE THE MONARCHY IN Resumption of the Republi can Form of Government Results From the Revolu tion in Provinces. Peking, March 23.—A state depart ment mandate Issued last night an nounced the abandonment of th# mon archy and resumption of the republia The mandate says the revolution shows that the demand for a monar ohioal form of government is not unan imous and that therefore Tuan Shi Kai rejeots the emperorship and resumes the presidency. The Imperial documents, the mandats adds, will be returned by Tuan Bhl Kal to the 8tg>te council, which will recon vene at the sénats, preparatory to the resumption of the republic. Hsu Shlh Chang, wo left the cabinet because of the monarchical movement, signed the mandate as secretary of stats, having re-entered 1 the cabinet » Early Restoration of Poaoo. ■Washington, March 23.—In the down fall of Tuan Bhl Hal's plans for making himself emperor, hope 1» seen in offi cial and diplomatic circles here for early reatoratlon of peace in China and maintenance of the statue quo In the far east during the European wax. Press dispatches announcing the abandonment of the proposed monarchy occasioned no great surprise, although there had been no report of the action either to the state department or the Chinese legation and recent dispatches had not Indicated that the step waa imminent « The province of Yunnan, rebelling against the overthrow of the republic, has been maintaining its independence of the central government for months, and reports of disconcert and revolt have come thick and fast from the southern district In addition to this state of affaire, at home, Ÿuan has faced powerful oppo sition to his plans from the outside. Great Britain, Japan and Russia have exerted pressure to prevént any gov ernmental change at this time. Tuan had expected to proclaim th# monarchy and ascend the throne be fore, the beginning of th# new year. When the time came, however, it was announced that the proclamation had been postponed Indefinitely and unoffi cially It was stated that there would be no change In government until the war was over. It was understood the prospect of having China barred from the peace negotiations In which the final disposition of Ktao Chow will be determined, was an Important factor In Influencing the postponement. STEAMER REPORTED London, March 28.—The sinking by a Russian worship of the steamship Ea peranza off Kali Akra in the Black sea off th# Rumanian eoast, is reported In Reuter dispatch filed at Bucharest on Sunday. The Esperanza, a 7000-ton vessel Hying the German flag. Is said have been loaded with foodstuffs for Constantinople. The crew was cap jtured by the Russians. The dispatch jalso reports the sinking of a score of [small sailing ships with cargoes of food. GERMANS' PURPOSE IN ATTACK ON VERDUN TO ✓ Statement Is Made That German Strategy Is Not Comprehended—Method Ad opted to Guarantee Success With the Least Possible Losses Berlin, March 23.—Attempts in other countries to in terpret the various phases in the German operations at Verdun as indicative of the waning of the offensive or the exhaustion of German troops denote a failure to compre hend German strategy, according to military circles. Of ficers say the pauses are only a part of the general scheme of operations. The method has been to make preparations for every attack so thoroughly as to guarantee success with minimum losses. German commanders have purposely avoided a simultaneous attack on the whole Verdun front. Neither do the officers admit that the Germans are fighting to vive the spirits of the people at home, with only a forlorn hope of victory. It is said the operations are intended to lead to the capture of Verdun'and hasten the termination of the war. re jk. LONDON MIS THE SINKING OE F01 HOSE SHIPS London, March 23.—The British steamship Bee Serpent has been sunk. The Norwegian steamship K&nnik has been sunk. The crew was saved. The French bark Bougainville has been sunk. Twenty-three members of the crew were saved. The Norwegian berk Llndfleffi has been sunk end SO of the crew rescued. President Goee to Philadelphia. Washington, March 23.—President Wilson departed today for Philadelphia to see an oculist. He planned to re turn late today. GENERAL SITUATION AT VERDUN UNCHANGED SAYS FRENCH REPORT Paris, March 23. (Official.)—A vio lent bombardment took place last night to the east of the Meuse. To th# west of the Meuae the fire diminished In Its Intensity. The general situation Is unchanged. TO STOP ABUSE OF FRANKING PRIVILEGE Washington, March 23.—The abuse of the congressional franking privi lege was denounced in a report of the committee to the house today which included a "provision In the pending revision of the printing laws to stop the practice. TWO BADLY BURNED IN RESIDENCE EIRE North Yakima, Wash., March 23.— James Miller, was probably fatally burned and the wife of Thomas Castle seriously burned In a fire which de stroyed the Miller home yesterday. Three Miller children were rescued by their mother. RUSSIANS UNABLE TO MAKE ADVANCE Berlin, March 23. (Official.)—Tha Russians, In spite of their great of fensive on their western front, have made no advance. * ' Repulsed by Austrians. Berlin, March 28. (Austrian official.) —Russian artillery fire Is lively on the whole northeast front on the Strypa and Kormln sector. Russian Infantry detachments attacked Austrian forces but were repulsed. At one place in' East Galicia a Russian force suffered heavy lose while Austrian casualties were only a few wounded. LIVE THOUSAND ARE HOMELESS AS RESULT OF NASHVILLE EIRE Nashville, Tenn:, March 23.—Relief organizations are caring for the £000 persons made homeless In East Nash ville, late yesterday by the fire that de stroyed 600 residences and caused one death and a million and a half property damage. ENGLAND TO PROHIBIT IMPORTATION OF HOPS London, March 23.—Walter Runet - man, president of the board of trade, announced today In the house of com mons that the British government was contemplating the prohibition of th* Importation of hops. Going to See Billy Sunday. Boston, March 28..—The "Billy" Sup day executive committee, composed of chairmen of the various sub-commit tees of the coming evangelistic cam paign hereg leaves today for Baltimore, to obtain first-hand knowledge of what will be required of them when the cele brated evangelist comes to Boston next October. Besides getting an "lusldi" on the preacher and hie methods, eaq,h of the Bostonians ^vhen he arrives In' Baltimore will be taken In charge by the chairman of his corresponding committee In that city and thoroughly trained in the details of his work. Th* delegation numbers more than 20 mem bers and will remain In Baltimore over next Sunday.