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,ÎT't 1l T- ? '« ! f^Sr-FÏ. EVENING CAPITAL NEWS G BOISE, IDAHO, MONDAY, MARCH 27, 1916. Vol. XXXVI EIGHT PAGES No. 73 AMERICA FACES GRAVE SITUATION BREAK WITH GERMANY 1 MAY BE THE OUTCOME OF ATTACKS ON SHIPS President Wilson Gives Instructions to . Government Agents to Gather all Evidence Possible—To Take No Ac tion Until Congress Is Consulted Washington, March 27.—American officials view the submarine situation as taking on aspects of much gravity. The possibility of breaking off diplomatic relations with Germany is again being discussed as one of the eventuali ties which are expected to follow if it is shown the steam ers Sussex and Englishman were submarine victims. State department officials said they had no informa tion that any other than German subnfirrines were operat ling in the vicinity in which the Sussex was attacked, rill American agents in the vicinity have been urged to gather conclusive evidence. Chairman Stone, of the senate foreign relations com mittee conferred with the president. The president also sent a communication to Secretary Lansing, urging the speedy gathering of the facts. Senators and representa tives who called at the White House reflected the view that, the situation was serious. The impression is general that i#*it should be established the ships were victims of submarines and the president decided to take action, he ftrst would consult congress. No Americans Lost on Sussex. Paris, March 27.—Detailed information gathered by the American embassy indicates that no Americans were lost on the Sussex. » Evidence Sussex Was Torpedoed. w Washington, March 27.—Consular Agent Whitman at ■Boulogne reported today that French officials had in formed him that a piece of bronze resembling a part of a torpedo, was found on the Sussex. THREE STATES TO NAME DELEGATES TO CONTENTIONS: rkansas to Hold Statewide Primaries and Conven tions to Be Held in Maine and Virginia. I Washington, March 27.—Three states I—-Arkansas, Maine and Virginia—are I to'name their delegates to the national I conventions this week, the first by I statewide primaries and the two last named through the medium of state conventions. The political activities In [ Maine and Arkansas will be confined I to the Democrats, while In Virginia It twill be the Republicans and Progres [ sives who will choose their delegates. [In neither of th« three states is the I political situation such as to attract [very much attention outside their own [borders. Had South Dakota adhered to [her original intention ef holding her primaries tomorrow the political cal [endar f<4r the week would have as [sumed a much livelier aspect By act [of the recent legislature, however, the I South Dakota primaries have been put [baok until May. The Virginia Republican convention ■Alt meet at Roanoke Wednesday to Rame the delegates at large to the Chi cago convention. On the uame day, ac cording to the present program there is |to be a statewide mass meeting of Pro gressives at Petersburg to select the Virginia delegates to the Progressive [national convention. The Petersburg [gathering. If it materializes, will offer [little of general interest. The call for [the Progressive convention was Issued [by James R. Pollard, a colored attorney |of Richmond, who is chairman of the [state executive committee. I Practical }- all the Virginia Progres sives are said to have returned to the Republican fold. State Representative , (Continued on Page TwaJ 4. REPUBLICANS IN SENATE CAUCUS; TAKE NO ACTION Assurance Given by the Ad ministration That All the Troops Needed Are at the Border. Washington, March 27.—Administra tion assurances that a sufficient mili tary force is now protecting Ameri can interests on the Mexican bordes influenced the Republican senators in the conference called to consider the border situation to take no action to day. Senator Borah of Idaho before enter ing the conference replied to a tele gram from Mayor Lea of El Paso ask ing for more troops, by saying he would do alf he could to have protec tion afforded, but did not know what could be done. "As a matter of fact, I do not know Just what we can do," said Senator Borah. "The administration says It has all the troops that are needed. If that Is it fact I do not see what there lp to be done except to stand by the administration." ANOTHER GRANDCHILD FOR IHE PRESIDENT Fhtladelphia, March 27.—Many gratulatory telegrams were received today at Jefferson hospital where Mrs. Francis B. Sayre and her daughter, bom yesterday, were reported to be doing well. Hospital physicians did not know when President Wilson would visit his (laughter to become acquaint ed with little Eleanor Axson Sayré, his .third grandchild. con I TRANSPORT WITH GN BOARD SUNK Vessel Strikes Mine and Goes Down, Only 73 Being Rescued--Other Ships Are Lost. Berlin, March 27.—(Wireless)—Re ports have been received from Athens that a French transport with troops on board from Saloniki struck a mins and sunk. Seventy-three persons were rescued. Liner Minneapolis Sunk. Marseilles, March 27.—The British liner Minneapolis was sunk In the Med iterranean last Wednesday by a sub marine, according to Captain Blbby of the British steamer Leicestershire, which has arrived here from Ragoon. Steamer Fenny Bridge Sunk. London, March 27.—Lloyd's report that the British steamship Fenny Bridge has been sunk. The crew has been landed. The Fenny Bridge. 888* tone, feet long, was built in Sunderland In 1910 and owned In London. She sailed from Philadelphia on March 18 for Hull. 850 The 8t. Cecelia Lost London, March steamer St. Cecelia, from Portland, Me., March 11 for London, has been sunk, according to a dispatch to Lloyd's from Dover. The crew was saved. 27.—The British BRITISH BLOW UP GERMAN TRENCHES Berlin, March 27.—More than 100 yards of German trenches near St Eloi have been blown-up by the British, Ger man army headquarters announced to day. West Prussian regiments were suc cessful In recapturing artillery obser vation positions lost by the Germans March 20 near Mokrzyce, near Narocz lake on the Russian front • SECRETARY OF DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE PASSE8 AWAY. Washington, March 27.—Thomas J, Pence, secretary of the Democratic tlonal committee died at his home here today of pneumonia. The president was deeply shocked when told of the death of Mr. Pence, who had directed all the detailed political work of the ad ministration since the president took office. a.I. Last Pennsylvania Hanging. Philadelphia. March 27.—What In all probability will be the last hanging in Pennsylvania will take place this week at the Eastern penitentiary In this city. The prospective victim of the noose Is Janies Reilly, convicted of the murder of his wife In Philadelphia His crime was committed prior to the enactment of the electrocution act. The board of pardons recently refused to recommend commutation of his sen tence and Governor Brumbaugh hae Issued the warrant for his execution. Appam Cate Hearing» This Week. Richmond, Va, March 27.—The libel proceedings instituted by the British owners of the steamship Appam to re cover possession of the vessel are ex pected to be heard in, the federal court here this week. Counsel for Lieuten ant Berg, commander of the German prize crew which brought the Appam into Hampton Roads, have agreed to present a defense at the trial, although they contend that the United States courts have no jurisdiction over the ship. Does Your Product Appeal to Women? If it does you are logically, a newspaper advertiser, , Women are not only news paper readers—but close readers of newspaper advertising. Glance through any good newspaper and notice what a lar^s percentage of the advertis ing is written to Women. They are the purchasing agents for the home. Manufacturers interested in getting their products before the woman with buying power are invited to write to the Bureau of Advertising. American Newspa per Publishers Association. World Bûllding, New York. AS RESULT OF BOATS MISSING German Tarped# Boat Fails to Return Alter the Engagement BRITISH DESTROYER IS REPORIED AS LOST Three British Seaplanes Are Shot Down and Their Crews Taken Prisoners— Attack Made on German Aviation Sheds. London. March 27 .—X German tor pedo boat has been missing since the sea fighting which followed the Brit ish air raid Saturday on the German aviation Bheds In northern Sbhleswlg Holsteln, according to a German offi cial statement received by wireless. The Paris official statement says there were no Infantry actions In the Verdun region last night. Fast of the Meuse artillery action was violent Along the Louamont Vaux line to the west of the Meuse the night waa relatively calm. The German statement follows: "An English naval aeroplane attack on the North Prussian coast failed. Two armed fishing steamers on the outpost service fell victims of the English ves sels. Our naval aeroplanes attacked the English naval fighting forces and succeeded In scoring a number of hits, seriously damaging a torpedo boat de stroyer. Of the naval fighting force which we sent immediately only *a few torpedo boats came In touch with the retreating enemy during Saturday night. One of these torpedo boats has not yet returned." AERIAL AND NAVAL ATTACK BY BRITISH London. March 27.—Three British aeroplanes which took part in a raid on German airship sheds ln Schleswig and Holstein Saturday are missing. Two German patrol vessels were sunk and a British destroyer Is believed to have been lost. The following official statement was Issued last night: "An attack by British seaplanes was delivered Saturday morning on the German airship sheds ln Schleswig Holstein eastward of the Island of Sylt. The seaplanes were conveyed to their rendezvous close to the German coast by an escorting force of light cruisers and destroyers under Commo dore TyrwhitL Three of the seaplanes which tor* part In the attack are missing. The destroyer Medusa was in collision with the destroyer Lav rock, and it Is feared that in the stormy weather which pre vailed Saturday night, the Medusa may have been lost, but no misgivings are felt as to the safety of the crew. Two German armed patrol vessels were sunk by our destroyers, "No detailed report has yet been re ceived, but from Danish press dis patches it would appear that this op eration, which was carried out within the enemy's waters, achieved Its ob ject" f The Lavrock, 260 feet long .was built In 1914 and displaced 365 tons. She was armed with three four-Inch guns and two torpedo tubes. Her normal complement was 109 men. The latoet available British navy records give no destroyer Medusa The German Statement. Berlin, March 27.—Not less than three British hydro-aeroplanes, among them a fighting aeroplane, were brought down Sunday by German guns on and about the Island of Sylt dur ing an air raid on northern Schleswig, aooordlng to a German official commu nication Issued last night. The crews were taken prisoner. Bombs dropped In the district of the Hoyer water gate did no damage, says the statement New York Fur 8ale Opens. New York, March 27.—The second public sale of the year under the aus pices of the New York Fur Auction Bales corporations began today and will continue throughout, the week. The first sale was held last January and proved a revelation to the trade, not only ip the number of buyers present, but. in the keen competition. The auctioneers predict that the January prices will at least be maintained at the present sale. 'Buyers frojpi many eitles throughout «ht jW'espt at the opening. e country were 4 LITERACY TEST IS KEPT IN MEASURE; MAJORITY LARGE House Committee Refuses to Exempt From Test Those Seeking to Escape From Political Prosecution. Washington, March 27.—The house In committee of the whole kept the lit erary test In the Immigration bill by a vote of 225 to 82. The question comes up again when the bill as a whole is voted on. An amendment exempting from the literacy test persons coming to the United States to escape either religious or political prosecution was rejected. The bill as drawn exempts only persons prosecuted for religious beliefs. Movie Trades Exposition. Atlanta, Ga., March 27.—During the first half of this week Atlanta will be the center of attraction for all those who are interested in the motion pic ture industry in the south. The oc casion Is the Southern Motion Picture Trades exposition, which was opened In the Auditorium-Armory today and will be continued until Thursday. Prac tically every / film producer and acces sory manufacturer in the country Is represented In the display, which em braces attractive exhibits pertaining to every department of'the motion plo ture Industry. This exposition will close with a grand ball In which many famous actors and actresses of the photo drama are expected to take part FOR EXTENSION OE THE EXISTING DOIT ON SUGAR Washington. March 27.—Chairman Simmons of the senate finance com mittee recommend«! to senate Demo crats In caucus today the extension of the existing duty of X cent a pound on sugar until 1920 as a substitute for the house free sugar repeal hill, which would extend it Indefinitely. The cau cus took no action, again tonight. It will meet SIX MEN DROWNED AS RESULT OF COLLISION Vallejo, GaL, March 27.—Six men struggling in the waters of Carqulnez straits last night were ■ drowned when the oil tanker Cool Inga crashed into a gasoline launch with which the men were endeavoring to cross from Crock ett to Vallejo and sent the launch to the bottom. NAVY LEAGUE TO URGE ACTION FOR DEFENSE Washington, March 27.—Construc tive suggestions for national defense and particularly for naval prepared ness. are to furnish the keynote of the eleventh annual convention of the navy league of the United States, which as sembled at the New Willard hotel for a three-day session. One of the first objects of the convention will be to ex pedite national defense legislation. Re presentative men from every section of the oountry are In attendance, so that the gathering is calculated to impress upon oongpe coup try is overwhelmingly for suffi cient preparedness. Among the sub jects scheduled for discussion by the convention are: Development of & large volunteer naval reserve; person nel of the navy, work of the real gen eral staff, advantages of th » budget system, and standardization of fast motorboats for third line naval defense. ss the fact that the whole » SUPPLIES BADLY NEEDED BY TROOPS San Antonio. March 27.—Unless per mission is granted ment of supplies on road to the American expedition the pursuit of Villa may be seriously re tarded. Army headquarters explained that the lengthening of the lines of communication along the heavy trails made it practically impossible for the delivery of supplies by automobile trucks and that already a serious shortage of grain, horses and mule» had beea experienced* __ soon for the shlp the Mexican rall I TRAILS IN MOUNTAINS TO FORCE VILLA OUT Hope to Bring the Bandit Leader Out Into the Open—Troops Are Now Pre paring to Comb the Entire Country In Their Search El Paso, March 27.—Columns of American cavalry are seeking to entrap Villa by sealing up all the trails and passages in the mountainous district south ef El Valle. Once the outlets are barred a squadron of cavalry detach ments and infantry operating from the base near Casas Grandes will comb the country in an endeavor to flush the quarry into the open. The American army forces have been allowed to use Mexican telegraph wires between Madera and Juarez, General Gavira announced today. All communications are being censored by General Bertani, Carranza com mander at Madera. SIX PERSOHS ARE BURNED 10 DEATH A! COUNTRY CLUB Early Morning Fire at San Antonia Sends Number Prominent People to Their Death. San Antonio, Teg, March 87.—Six persons lost their Uvea early Sunday the burning of the fashionable San An tonio country club. Five of the vic time were guests at the club, which was the scene Saturday night at sev eral week-end parties, bringing* to gether a large number of persons prominent In shelal and business cir cles of the southwest. The dead are: Mr. and Mra J. B. Walthall, San Antonio. Judge J. El Webb, San Antonio. Homer Jones, San Antonio. Mrs. Mago Stewart, Galveston. Helen Cockrell, maid at the club. The fire had Its origin in a collection of paint stored in the basement of the three-story frame clubhouse It spread quickly to a stairway leading to the first floor and rapidly commu nicated to the other two floors above. About 15 guests asleep in the build ing had narrow escapes, many jumping from the second story windows, quick was the spread of the flames. Mrs. Stewart, who was spending her first night at the club aa the guest of Mrs. Cora Ogden, had escaped from the burning building but with Homer Jonee started back to rescue Judge Webb, whose hearing was affected and who they feared, would not hear the alarm. The three were caught in the dense smoke and went to their death together. James Walthall, 45 years old, was formerly attorney general of Texas. His wife was a bride of 12 months, formerly Mttss Mary Carson of Indian apolis, Ind. Judge Webb was a prominent mem ber of the bar. Mra Stewart was the wife of Maco Stewart, president of the Title Guar anty company ef Texas, whose home was In Galveston. She came here for a week's visit with friends. The flames were discovered by the steward of the club, who went into the grill shortly after a number of guests had left the first floor for their apart ments upstairs. The steward attempt ed to quench the flames with fire ex tinguishers. This proved insufficient, so he summoned the guests, who still were awake, and who aided in alarm ing the others in the building. A number of the guests at the club escaped by jumping from the veranda roof. Mre. Earl Gafford was slightly hurt when ahe fell in leaping to the ground. / The club and Its contents were val ued at 845,000, with $35.000 Insurance. The six charred bodies, burned be yond recognition, were taken from the ruins Sunday-, identification having been established by dentistry work and Jewelry, worn by the victims. 9 NEW BASE NEARER TULA; BANDIT IS READY TO FIGHT of Reports Gathered by Amer ican Officers and Scouts Indicate Mexicans Are Not Joining Villa. in It Field Headquarters, American Expe dition Army Fonça, Go Ionia Dubinin via Aeroplane to Columbus, N. M, March 27.—General Pershing announced Saturday night the establishment of a new base, much nearer the location where Villa is reported in retreat than the old base and field headquarters. Evidence that Villa la preparing to resist the American pursuing columns and that the Mexican people are not as yet rallying to him has been col lected by officers and scouts of the American troops. VILLISTA TROOPS THREATEN TORREON El Paso, Tex, March 27.—Interest In tha Mexican situation shifted yester day, temporarily at least, from northern Chihuahua to Durango and Coahulla, where the Vllllstas appear to be gath ering strength to such an extent that Torreon is seriously threatened. There has been no direct news from Torreon received here for two days, but dispatchas from Monterey report aa extremely grave situation. The re maining women and children of the American colony at Torreon, eent out of that city by the British vice consul, Patrick O'Hea, who has taken charge of American Interests following the de parture of the United States consul, have arrived at Monterey. They were four in number and brought a atory of conditions of anarchy exist ing in the district between Torreon and Monterey. A box car was all the ac commodation they could get and almost throughout the entire journey they were subjected to a running fire from bands of mounted VUlistas, who raced alongside the train exchanging volleys with the Carranza gtnwd supplied by General Ignacio Ramos. The women and children crouched between a dou ble barricade of trunks which protect ed them from the bullets which pierced the wooden sides of the car. Arrivals here yesterday from Perral gave rftw details of the flight of the women and children, and of conditions in the district where Canute Reyes la upholding the Vllllata causa They said that ' Reyes had been encouraged by messages from Villa ' who reported great victories he said he had gained over both Carranza and the columns of the Americans and asserted he would soon drive the , 'grlngoes" over the border. ■ 9 RETURN TO WORK IN MINES IN MEXICO Washington. March 27.—Turkey has informed the United States that it wax not a Turkish submarine that sunk th« Um« Pernio.