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BOISE, IDAHO, MONDAY, APRIL 3,1916. *
Vol. XXXVI
EIGHT PAGES
No. 80
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ANOTHER CLASH WITH VILUSTAS
aoxoX Jeelsof'
BANDIT LÉADER
Captured Members of Villa's Band Slate
. He Has Been Taken Farther Back
Into the Mountain Wilderness
General Pershing's Camp at the Front, Sunday, by Aeroplane to Colonia Dublan,
by Radio to Columbus, N. M., April 3.—American cavalrymen encountered the flee
ing force of Villistas near (deleted) early today. Sounds of firing have been heard
from that direction but no report made to headquarters. The Guerrero mountains are
being combed for Villa by American forces but nothing has been learned as to his
whereabouts, other than that captured bandits said he was being carried farther into
the mountains in a jolting coach.
General Pershing announced that infantry will be used for mountain climbing in
search of Villa, co-operating with the cavalry. The troops were closely behind Villa
yesterday, entering the village of (deleted) shortly after he had fled from it. It was
Inspected he might be hidden in one of the huts. Every precaution was taken to ef
fect his capture. Two squadrons of Cavalry entered the village from opposite sides
limultaneously. Every preparation was made for an engagement, which failed to de
velop.
There have been a number of minor skirmishes in the vicinity of the village. Two
scouts reported they encountered two Villistas on the outskirts Saturday and fought
five minutes without casualties. American air scouts are now flying over the entire
ilia territory, carrying dispatches from the front to the field base and field head
quarters. Motor trucks also have been able to penetrate the mountain waste almost
as far as the territory occupied by the cavalry under Colonel Dodd.
ILLINOIS TOWNS
WILLVOTEONTHE
LIQUOR QUESTION
Determined Attempt Is Be
ing Made by the Wets to
Regain Some of the Dry
Territory.
Chicago, April 8.—A bitter and spec
[tacular prohibition fight will be de
[clded tomorrow when the voters In
more than 800 cities and towns of Il
linois will cast their ballots for or
against the saloon under the local op
tion law. Interest centers largely In
[those places that are already "dry"
[and where the "wet" faction Is seek
ing to regain control. In Chicago the
voters will choose aldermen and munl
uteal judges. The aldermanic cam
paign has been rendered exceedingly
Ritter By the fights of the rival party
Kactlons.
State-Wide Primary in Michigan.
Detroit, April 3.—In today's elections
[in Michigan the voting is for minor
[state and county officers and for dele
gates to the national conventions. The
[presidential preference feature of the
[primaries has created little Interest
|among the voters, owing to the lack
[of contests. The Democrats are solld
|ly for Wilson's renomination, while the
[Republicans are ^xpeeled to choose
[delegates favoring the candidacy of
[senator William Alden Smith for the
presidential nomination.
Hot Contest in Milwaukee.
Milwaukee, Wts., April 8.—Candl
Idates seeking nomination on judicial,
[coufcty and municipal tickets through
lout Wisconsin today completed plans
tor getting out a large vote at to
[morrow's election. At the same time
the voters will register their preference
tor the presidential nomination and
[choose delegates to the national con
sent tons. The Interest in the presi
■gntial primaries Is confident to the
fight between the La Follette and
Untl-La Follette factions of the Re
publican party for oontrol of the dele
gation to the Chicago convention. In
[Milwaukee the greatest struggle for
[votes In years la expected to begin at
k o'clock tomorrow morning, when the
Polls will open for the election of a
fcnuniclpal ticket, board of aldermen
End delegates to the national conven
tions. The Socialists are making a
hard fight to displace the present non
Partisan administration and regain
Control of the city affairs. Gerhard A.
teadtng, who was elected mayor on a
ton-partisan ticket. Is a candidate for
le-election. The mayoralty candidate
Lr the Socialists is Daniel W.' Hoan,
fee present city attorney.
SENATOR BORAH
TO ADDRESS THE
One of the Orators ajb Big
Dinner at Which the Re
publican Keynote Will Be
Sounded.
Chicago, April 8.—The keynote of
the Republican national campaign will
be sounded at the big Hamilton club
dinner at the La Salle hotel on the
evening of April 8. The first hlg ora
torical pyrotechnic display preceding
the national convention, June j 7, will
be set off by United States Senators
William E. Borah, Lawrence T Sher
man and Warren G. Harding of Ohio.
More than 500 reservations have been
made for the dinner by prominent Re
publicans from every section of the
United States.
Interest Is centering In the speech of
Senator Borah of Idaho, who 10 being
talked strong for the temporary] chair
manship of the convention. Senator
Harding also has been suggested as a
possible keynoter and Senator Sher
man Is the Illinois favorite son candi
date for the presidency. From the
date of the Hamilton club dlnnejr until
the convention Is called to order Chi
cago promises to be the political storm
center of the country. The selection
of a temporary chairman. It Is whis
pered. Is depending on the big oratori
cal "contest" at this Important har
mony pow wow. Some club wagers are
being laid even now with Borah slight
ly In favor In the betting.
Realizing the Importance of.tjhe ut
terances of Borah and Harding and
the Interest attached to anythin ; Sen
ator fenerman l.as to say, Henry R.
Rathbone, chairman of the political
action committee of the Hamilton club,
executed a clever coup In signing these
men for this year's annual banquet.
Mr. Rathbone was me spokesman to."
Chicago when the fight was on before
the national committee.
Ringing Address on Preparedness.
The announcement that Senator Bo
ru.i wlV speak has given rise to the
rumor that he will take advent
the spirit of Appomattox day ahd de
liver a ringing address on prepared
ness. Whether or not he Is chosen us the
keynote orator of the convention his
speech that night will be on the wires.
He has been given the opportunity to
tell the nation what he believes Should
be In the platform and little doubt is
expressed concerning the nature of his
talk. Senator Harding, who wal con
sidered as a possible temporary fchair
man of the convention, t, one bf the
most eloquent speakers of the state of
of
(Continued on Page Two)
TRANSPORT SUNK
WITH TROOPS AND
MATERIAL ABOARD
Ship Sent to Bottom by a
Turkish Submarine—Th
Heavy Toll of British
Ships Taken.
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Berlin, April 3.—(Wireless)—A 12,000
ton Russian transport, with troops and
war materials aboard, was sunk by a
Turkish submarine March 80, the
Turkish war office has announced: A
surprise attack on British troops In
Mesopotamia caused them to retreat
after suffering heavy losses.
Loss of British Liner.
London, April 1.—The British liner
Achilles was sunk yesterday. Four
members of her crew are missing. The
captain and 62 other persons from the
steamer have been landed.
Steamer Gold Mouth Sunk.
London, April 3.—The British steam
er the Gold Mouth has been sunk and
her crew, two members of which were
suffering from Injuries, was landed at
Penzance, says a Lloyd's dispatch
from that place, Jated Saturday.
The Gold Mouth was of 7716 tons.
She was 417 feet long and was owned
by the Anglo-Saxon Petroleum com
pany of London. She probably was In
the government service. Latest ship
ping records give her sailing from
Port Arthur, Tex., October 28, and
Norfolk November 4, Dartmouth.
8team#r Sunk by Gunfire.
London, April 8.—The British steam
er Ashburton has been sunk by shrap
nel shells fired by a German subma
rine. Five members of the crew have
been taken to a hospital. The vessel,
according to the Exchange Telegraph
company, tyas not armed.
The Ashburton sailed from New
Zealand, February 28, for Iiondon and
was last reported as leaving Monte
video, Uruguay. March L The vessel
was of 4445 tons gross, and was built
In 1805 for the Australian Steamship
company of London. She was 332 feet
long, 60 feet beam and 26 feet deep.
Norwegian Boat Lost.
London, April 8.—Lloyd's reports
that the Norwegian steamship Peter
H ambre was sunk Saturday night
■while at anchor. One man, the sole
survivor of the crew of 15, has been
landed from the Kent Knock lightship.
The Peter Hambre hod a tonnage of
1080 gross and was 284 feet long. She
was owned by a Toanesen & Co, of I
Bergen, Nor war
SSP«™™
AND INVADE CANADA
Washington, April 3.—Correspondence belonging to
Horst von der Goltz, alleged German spy, who has said he
was directing plans to blow up the Welland canal, has
been seized by Scotland Yard detectives, and will be made
public by the British foreign office, according to the de
partment of justice.
It is understood the correspondence contains details of
plans to blow up the Welland canal, and also of an invasion
of Canada from the United States. It is this correspond
ence, it is said, that enabled the British authorities to ob
tain a full statement from von der Goltz as to his activ
ti.es in the United States. Officials were informed that tjjg
correspondence shows the names of those who aided von
der Goltz in obtaining an American passport in Baltimore
under the'alias of Bridgman Taylor.
SCORE OF BOMBS
CROPPED ON EAST
SCOTLAND COAST
Two Zeppelins Pass Over
British Isles, but Official
Reports on Losses Are
Not Given.
• Ten Persona Killed. e
• London, April 3.—Ten persons e
» were killed and 11 Injured In e
• Scotland In Sunday night's Zep- e
e pelln raid, There were no cas- e
e unities In England. It was offl- e
e dally announced.
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London, April 8.—A Zeppelin In a 45
minute visit to the east coast of Scot
land last night, dropped 20 bombs. A
Zeppeyn which appeared over the
northeastern counties remained SO
minutes and dropped 20 bombs over
large agricultural region.
Bombs Droppsd'on Dunkirk.
Paris. April 8.—A Zeppelin threw two
bombs last night, killing tWq_ civilians
In Dsinkirk.
No Details Available.
London, April 3.—The coast of Scot
land and the northern and southeast
ern counties of England were attacked
by ZeppellnB Sunday night, according
to an official announcement by the sec
retary of war.
says:
Sunday night when the coast of Scot
land and the northern and southeast
ern counties of England were attack
Bomhs were dropped at various
places. No details are available."
The announcement
"A Zeppelin raid took place
M
Berlin Report on Raid,
Berlin, April 3.—(By wireless)—The
Edinburgh and Leith dock establish
ments on Firth of Forth, Important
ship building works on the Tyne, were
attacked In last night's Zeppelin raid
over England and Scotland, the admir
alty announced. There were numerous
(1res and'vlolent explosions. A battery
near Newcastle was silenced. All the
Zeppelins returned safely.
JURY DISAGREES IN
CASK OF MINISTER
ACCUSED OF ASSAULT
Orovllle, Cat, April 8.—The Jury In
the trial of Rev. Madison Slaughter, of
Chico, today reported a disagreement
and was discharged. The preacher
was charged with assault' on 15-year
old Gertrude L&mson. The child's par
ents testified to their belief In the pas
tor's Innocence.
BANK ROBBER CAUGHT
AFTER CHASE OF MILE
$700.
Sacramento, April 8.—W. H. Smith,
garbed In a cowboy dress, walked into
the Oqk Park branch of the Sacramen
to bank today and at the point of two
revolvers held up two tellers, taking
He was .chased to a fire house a
mile away and captured
LAST OF ALLEGED
DYNAMITERS IS
PLACED ON TRIAL
David B. Oaplan Accused of
Complicity in the Destruc
tion of the Plant of the
Los Angeles Times.
*
• Defense Attorneys Withdraw. e
e Los Angeles, April 8.—The •
• withdrawal of Nathan Coghlan, e
e chief counsel of the derense, and e
• Ldwln V. McKenzie, assistant, e
• was announced today Just be- e
• fore David Caplan was called e
e to trial as the fourth of the al- e
e leged dynamiters of the Los An- e
• geles Times building. No rea- e
e eon was given. The Caplan trial e
e was continued until Wednesday e
e when no attorney appeared to e
e defend hlm. e
Los Angeles, Cal., April 8.—The case
of David B. Caplan, the last of the men
accused of complicity In the dynamit
ing of the Los Angeles Times building
live years ago, was called for trial to
day In the superior court. Caplan
eluded arrest for several years after
the blowing up of the Times building.
Finally, on February 18, 1915. he was
found and arrested near Seattle, where
for two years he had been conducting^
chicken ranch under an assumed name
It is understood that the principal wit
ness for the state at the Caplan trial
will be Ortie McManlgal, the self-con
fessed member of the dynamiting gang,
whose testimony was chiefly Instru
mental In convicting the McNamara
brothers as leaders in the plot for the
destruction of the Times building. Mjc
Manlgal also testified at the more re
cent trial of Matthew A. Schmidt, ac
cused of complicity In the same plot
and who was arrested In New York at
the same time that Caplan was found
near Seattle.
FARMERS DECLINE TO
DELIVER MILK WIN
DEMANDSARE REFUSED
Chicago, April 8.—Residents were
warned In a health commissioner's bul-'
letin today to conserve the milk sup
ply and pasteurize It at home because
of the strike of 10,000 farmers against
the distributors. The farmers have
declined to deliver milk to the distrlb
utors. who refused to pay them a
higher price. Dealers say more than
1,000,000 quarts are being held back
daily by the farmers. Bottling plants
ere being picketed to prevent the de
Uvery or milk.
STEAMER CHIYOMARU
ABANDONED BY CREW
Hong Kong, April 8.—The Japanese
steamer Chiyo Maru, which stranded
In a storm off Le ma islands, 20 miles
south of here, has been abandoned.
Passengers were taken off shortly after
the vessel stranded.
GERMANS TO RUSH THE
FORTRESS EXPECTED
Battle ot Verdun Enters Upon New
Phase, With the Assailants Using New
Infantry Forces—Batteries Are Moved
Closer to the Objective
4*
Fighting All Night Along the Meuse.
Paris, April 3.—-(Official)—Fighting continued 4*
4* all night in Verdun region east of the Meuse be- 4*
4* tween Douamont and Vaux. The'French gained 4*
4* ground in the northern part of Caillette wood, 4*
4* which the Germans occupied Sunday. West of 4*
4» the Meuse a bombardment was carried
4» Hammond without effect. In yesterday's fight- 4*
4* ing the Germans lengthened the front of their at- 4»
4* tack to about two miles.
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Paris, April 3.—A new phase of the Verdun battle has
begun and the belief prevails that the violence of the lat
est attacks foreshadows another attempt by the Germans
to rush the fortress with vast forces. New batteries of
large caliber have been moved up closer to the French
front and German infantry has been rested and reorgan
ized. Yesterday's fighting on the whole was not unfav
orable to the French, it is authoritatively stated.
The Germans' object was to clear the approaches to
Fort Douamont. Fifteen thousand men were thrown for
ward on the mile and a half line between Fort Douamont
and the village of Vaux. The attackers succeeded in
crossing a little ravine which hitherto had stopped them,
and in entering Caillette wood. Further east they dis
lodged the French from the last of the ruined homes of
the village of Vaux, but the French positions were placed
so as to make it practically impossible for the Germans
to debouch from the village. Vigorous French counter
attacks drove the Germans back to the upper fringe of
Caillette wood.
The total result of the very formidable effort the Ger
mans put forth was a gain of about 500 yards of terrain,
more than'offset, it is affirmed, by the very heavy losses
they endured. West of the Meuse the Germans attacked
Avocourt blockhouse but met with complete failure.
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NO ACTION TAKEN
RY COMMUTEE IN
CASE DF BRANDEIS
Senator Walah Submits a
Long Report in Which He
Sounds Praise of the Ap
pointee.
Washington, April 8.—Action on the
... . _
nomlnatlon of Louis D. Brandeis to the
8 upreme cour ^ wa * postponed today by
Î* 1 ® senate Judiciary committee, after It
received reports from all but one
'*** ® T ® 8e nators on the subcommit
which held the hearings. Senator
a Wa *" Made a long report, in which he
Related that " tbe real «rime of which
® rande| s 18 »ullty *ls that he exposed
the '" lqultlee ot m ® n ln places in
° ur financial system. He has not stood
in aw ® of th « majesty of wealth. It Is
easy for a brilliant lawyer so to con
duct himself as to escape calumny and
vilification. Ail he needs do is to drift
with the tide."
Senator Cummins' report said:
"Brandeis has lost the confidence of so
large an element of the profession of
which he Is a member, and of the coun
try of which he Is a citizen, as to vi
tally Impair his usefulness as Justice of
the supreme court."
Washington. Aorll a.—General Fun
«to-, has reported tna; Villa force« ami
Carranza troop» under Colonel Cano
clashed March 29.
Villa Under, was killed.
K manuel Boco, a
REPRIMAND FOR
LIEUTENANT WHO
CROSSED BORDER
\
Army Officer Found Guilty
by Courtmartial Will Be
Released ahd Restored to
Duty.
San Antonio, April 3.—Lieutenant
John E. Mort, who was tried on court
martial charges arising from his lead
ing enlisted men across the Rio Grande
near Brownsville to recover two sol
diers taken by Mexicans, waa found
guilty and sentenced to be reprimand
ed. Mort will be releases immediately
and restored to duty. He Is now held
at Mercedes, Tex., but has been ordered
transferred to the Second field artillery
now in the Philippines. '
COURT DECIDES THAT
BULGER MUST HANG
Denver, April 8.—James C. Bulger, a
soldier of fortune, convicted of killing
Lloyd F. Ntcodemus, must hang during
the week of May 21, the state supreme

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