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Q EVENING CAPITAL NEWS G
BOISE, IDAHO, THURSDAY, APRfL 6, 1916.
No. 83
TEN PAGES
Vol. XXXVI
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HAUCOURT IS TAKEN BY GERMANS
VILLAGE IS STORMED
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Position Known as "Squad Woods" Is
Captured From the Germans—Paris
Admits Enemy Succeeded In Penetrating
French Positions at One Point
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GERMANS STORM HAUCOURT.
Berlin, April 6.—(Official)—German troops *f
* have stormed the village of Haucourt on the Avo- *1*
4. court-Bethincourt front northwest of Verdun.
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Paris, April 6.—(Official)—The French have cap
turned a large part of the position north of Avocourt
known as Bois Carre or "Squad Woods." This ground
vtas captured in fighting which went on all yesterday
afternoon and last night in the Verdun region west of the
Meuse on the Avocourt-Bethincourt line.
At one point along the Avocourt-Bethincourt line the
Germans succeeded in penetrating French positions. Two
attacks were made by German troops against French po
sitions north of Caillette Woods but they were without
result.

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GRAND ARMY OF
THE REPUBLIC 50
'YEARS OLD TODAY
Anniversary of the Patriotic
Organization Is Observed
Throughout the Country
by Civil War Veterans.
Decatur. 111., April 6.—Fifty years
ago today the first post of the Grand
Army of the Republic was mustered
la here. Today more than 5000 posts
pf the G. A. R. in all parts of the coun
try will appropriately observe
■niicentennial anniversary of the
Ivent which marked the real birth of
Ute great organization of Union vet
erans.
The mustering in of the Decatur post
i{ook place a few months after the
.preliminary organization of the society
had been effected,
looking to the organization of a great
[national society of the men who had
fought for the Union were taken in
[Springfield, 111., during the winter of
The leading spirit in the
ovement to organize the veterans was
r. B. F. Stephenson, who had been
of the Fourteenth Illinois ln
The first steps
1865 - 66 .
urgeon
antry.
First National Meeting.
In the November following the raua
ering in of the Decatur post a na
ional convention of the new society
held at Indianapolis It was at
convention that the organization
ret assumed a
he following states were represented
it the convention: New York, Penn
lylvanla, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky,
Wisconsin, Ohio, Iowa, Kansas, In
Bana, and the District of Columbia.
Rriie Indianapolis convention elected
Huerai Stéphen A. Hurlbut as first
■n mender-in-chief of the Grand
Kny- General Hurlbut was a resident
If Illinois and' had been one of the
lioneer movers in the organization of
lie society at Springfield. In choosing
dm as their first commander-in-chief
bie veterans paid tribute to his dis
tinguished record in the war.
I Many War Leaders Honored.
The second national encampment of
0 X. R. was not held until June,
g*8 when the veterans assembled in
Philadelphia with many more states
«presented than at the Indianapolis
invention. At this encampment Gen
'ral John A. Logan of, Illinois was
Meted commander-in-chief. General
wa> honored with re-election by
E« national encampments of 186»
KL jsW. which were held in Clncln
/as
hl
national character.
WAITE READY TO
PAY THE PENALTY
FOR HIS CRIME
Confessed Slayer of His
Father - in - Law Talks
Freely Concerning Case—
He Had No Accomplices.
New York, April «. —Dr. Arthur
Warren Waite, in a talk with newspa
per nen at Bellevue hospital, express
ed remorse for the death of his
father-in-law, John E. Peck of Grand
Rapids, whose murder he has con
fessed and declared that he was ready
to "pay the price." He also said he
had no accomplices in the crime. ,
"If any word uttered by me could
save me I would not utter it," he
said. "1 want to pay the price."
When asked regarding his own ideas
of his sanity, h said: "Of course I
am sane. There has been no thought
of anything else in my mind."
"The whole thing revolves around
me and no one else," he continued.
"I don't vjish to justify myself in any
way. I can't Justify myself. I feel
perfectly at ease. 1 have no dread of
what lies beyond. I shall go to the
new world, wherever it may be, and 1
expect to get a fresh start. It is all
clear in n:y mind now. My only de
sire is to pass on and let society for
get me." •
In reply to a question, Dr. Waite
declared:
''I am not •■. bigamist. I have had
only one wife."
The prisoner is still weak and for
that reason ho has not been told that
his wife has petitioned for a divorce.
"There wasn't any definite idea of
getting: a largo amount of money,"
Waite answered in reply to a ques
tion as to whether his motive was to
acquire riches. He did not explain,
however, what hie motive was.
nati and Washington, respectively.
During the half century of it# ex
istence the Grand Army has honored
many famous civil war veterans with
election to the position of commander
in-chief. Among the number, In ad
dition to General Logan, have been
General Ambrose E. Burnside of Rhode
Island, General Charles Devens of
Massachusetts, General John F. Hart
ranft of Pennsylvania. General Lucius
Fairchild of Wisconsin, General Russell
A. Alger of Michigan, General John C.
Black of Illinois and Bamuel R. Van
Bant of Minnesota.
AMPLE PROVISION
IS MADE FOR IRE
COAST DEFENSES
Fortifications Bill Includes
All the Recommendations
Made by the War Depart
ment and Officers.
Washington, April 4.—Tha largest
fortification bill ever reported was
brought into the house today. It is the
first of four of the annual measures
under which it is proposed to spend
approximately {100,000,000 for increas
ing and modernising the coast defenses,
already officially declared to be su
perior to any in the world and to sup
ply an ample store of reserve ammuni
tion for their guns.
In approving the bill the oommlttee
accepted almost without alteration the
proposal of the war department end
officers who have studied the coast de
fenses for y gars. Regarding reserve
ammunition the report says: "A re
view of the subject in the light of the
European war has caused the board to
greatly Increase the amount of such
reserve ammunition thought to be re
quisite. It submitted this year an
estimate of {3,000,000 with a oontract
authorisation of {3,500,000, to he ex
pended toward securing new reserve.
The committee allowed in its entirety
the estimate submitted, making an ap
propriation in effect of {6,500,000 for
this purpose, a 8 against a previous an
nual appropriation of {200,000.
FORD THE CHOICE
Of REPUBLICANS
IN HOME STATE
Detroit, April ». —Newspapers com
piling returns of the presidential pref
erential primary held In Michigan
Monday agree that Henry Ford has de
feated United States Senator Smith
for the Republican nomination by a
majority of 4000.
™N AND NOTARE
NAMED FOR SENATORS
*.—James E.
Watson and Harry S. New were to
day nominated for the United States
senate by acclamation at the Republi
can state convention, Watson for the
short term and New for the long
term. Four delegates-at-large to the
national convention were elected by
acclamation.
Indianapolis, April
WANTS THE RECRUITS
SENT TO BROWNSVILLE
Washington, April 6.—General Fun
ston today asked the war department
to send the recruits listed under the
recent authorization of 20,000 additional
men to Brownsville for distribution
among the border patrol regiments.
At General Funston's request a battery
of the Fourth field artillery, which had
been ordered from Brownsville to the
Panama canal zone, will remain on the
border, in view of the Mexican situa
tion.
VICTORY OVER TURKS
London, April *.—A victory for the
British over the Turks on the Tlgr's
below Kut-El Amara has been report
ed by General Lake, in command of
tne British forces there. The Turk
ish entrenched positions at Umm-El
Henna were attacked and carried at
o'clock Wednesday morning by the Ti
gris corps, Gensral Lake telegraphed,
and the operations are proceeding sat
isfactorily.
The capture of U m m - El - Henna.
which is on the Tigris about 20 miles
down stream from Kut-El-Amara; is
the most important news from this
theater in some time and is regarded
here as giving promise of the early
tellef of General Townshettd's foire,
which has been suggested in Kut-El
ZEPPELIN RAIDER
IS TURNED RACK
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III SHORT ORDER
Anti-aircraft Guns Make it
Uncomfortable for Vis
itor, but He Escapes Un
harmed.
London, April 4.—The increasing ef
fectiveness of England's anti-aircraft
defenses was demonstrated last night
when a single Zeppelin which under
took the fifth raid' in six days was
prevented from penetrating the north
east coast, and was forced to flee aft
er the briefest visit of the kind yet
made. The night
moonlight, without wind.
Searchlights discovered the raider
coming over the sea and never once
lost him during his stay. As he
reached the coast he was flying com
paratively low and the smallest guns
found him such an easy target that
he was forced to rise to a great
height. The larger guns than found
the range and aided by searchlights,
they surrounded the Zeppelin with
shrapnel and high explosive shells.
After maneuvering near the north
east coast for about 10 minutes, during
which only a few bombs were drop
ped, the raider turned homeward.
A later official statement said there
were three Zeppelins in last night's
air raid. Two dropped 24 explosive
and 24 incendiary bombs, doing no
military damage but killing a child
and injuring eight persons. One Zep
pelin, it is believed, was hit by anti
aircraft guns.
was clear and
German Report on Raid,
Berlin, April 6.—(By Wireless)—The
German admiralty announced today
that German airships last night at
tacked a battery near Hull, England,
with bombs and destroyed large iron
works near Whitby. The airships re
turned safely.
One Killed, Eight Injured.
London. April 6.—One person was
killed and eight Injured in last night's
Zeppelin raid on the northeast coast.
BY SQUADRON Of
ALLIED WARSHIPS
Paris, April 6.—The ministry of ma
rine announced today that a German
submarine was sunk yesterday by a
squadron of France and British war
ships. The submarine's crew was
captured. *
TO WORK IN PRISON
CAMPS IN RUSSIA
New York, April 6.—Among the pas
sengers booked on the steamship Oscar
II., sailing today for Europe, is the
Rev. Dr. Fred P. Haggard, who has
accepted a special appointment to Rus
sia under the direction of the interna
tional committee of the Y. M. C. A.
His work will be Ln connection with
the special plans inaugurated for work
among the prison camps scattered
throughout Russia and Siberia. Dr.
Haggard lias had much experience in
foreign missionary work and for 16
years was a secretary of the American
Baptist Foreign Mission society. He
will be accompanied on his trip by his
wife and two sons, one of whom, Roy
Haggard, will be placed , In charge of
one of the Russian prison camps.
Murder of Chicago Woman.
Chicago, April 6.—Mrs. Agnes Mid
dleton, widow, living in the north
western section of the city, was found
beaten and hacked to death In her
bed room yesterday. A bloodstained
razor was found but < no Instrument
which would explain blows on the
front and back of the head that frac
tured the skull.
s Your Questions
Who are you?
What have you?
Where can people get what you
want to sell?
Let the public know these
things, and they will buy y—r
goods.
People are anxious to learn,
but they don't go to great trou
ble to find you out
They cpxect you to tell them.
And tho place they look for
four business message Is in the
idvertising columns of The
Evening Capital News.
CASE OF GEM
CONSUL WILL GO
TO GRAND JURY
Carl A. Luderitz Accused of
Being Implicated in Is
suing of Passport to von
der Goltz.
Washington. April ». —The govern
ment's investigation of the alleged con
nection of Carl A. Luderlts, German
consul at Baltimore with the issuing
of an American passport to Horst von
der Goltz, a German spy, undar ths
name of Bridgman Tayior, has reached
a point where the next step it to lay
the facts before a federal grand jury.
The story told to Justlme depart
ment agents by von der Golt* is to be
made the basis of grand Jqry action. In
a statement von der Golts is quoted as
saying he went to Baltimore with a
letter from Captain von Papen, form
er German military attache, request
ing the consul to aid von der Goltz ln
any way he could- Von der Goltz told
the agents he presented the letter and
discussed with Luderitz plans for ob
taining fraudulently an American
passport. Von dor Goltz's story, it is
said, has been corroborated by Pris
oner Tucker, captured three weeks ago
at El Paso and now held at Ellis
Island,
BRITISH STEAMER
ZENT TORPEDOED;
MANY LIVES LOST
Queenstown, April 4.—The British
steamer Zent has been torpedoed with
out warning east of Fastnet. Forty
eight members of the crew are missing
and are supposed to have been
drowned. Two men were killed. Cap
tain Martin and nine of the crew have
landed here.
REPORT IS DENIED BY
BRITISH ADMIRALTY
London, April *.—The admiralty to
day officially denied the assertion said
to have been made in the United
States congress that American women
were stripped of their clothing before
men in examinations conducted by
British authorities. According to the
denial the examinations of women are
made by women examiners in private
cabins.
RESTRICTIONS ON USE
OF MEAT IN BAVARIA
Berlin, April 6.—Meat cards will be
Introduced in Bavaria and Saxony on
April 15 permitting the consumption
of one-third of a pound per capita
daily except on two meatless days
each week. Bavaria has forbidden
the sale of canned meats, whole hains
and ^rhole sausages to individuals to
prevent the accumulation of stocks In
advance. Berlin will not Issue indiv
idual meat cards but retailers here
will be limited In their supply.
PASSENGERS ROBBED
ON ROCK ISLAND TRAIN
April 6.—Two
masked men held up and robbe' the
passengers in the smoking car of Cbt
i cago. Rock Island & Pacific passenger
I train No. 41 as the train was leaving
[ Howe, Okla., last night, and after* ob
taining about {115 and four watche*
• commanded the conductor to stop the
! train to allow them to escape.
! Posses were formed at Howe and
Red Oak to pursue the robbers.
Muskogee, Okla.,
,
Negro Killed by Mob.
St. Charles. Mo., April 4.—La Fay
. ette Chandler, a negro farm hand who
[Tuesday night shot and fatally wound
, ed Sheriff John H. Dierken when Dar
ken and' others attempted to arrest
him, was shot and killed yesterday
' afternoon by a mob that had been
WAY WITH CARRANZA
ON USE OF RAILWAYS
Question Still Unsettled but Officials at
Washington Are Hopeful of the Out
come—No Report Is Received From
General Pershing
Washington, April 6. —Dispatches reporting continued
negotiations with General Carranza for the use of railways
were received today from Special Agent Rogers at Quer
retaro. They indicated the question is still unsettled, but
officials regarded the situation as favorable. The exact
questions under negotiation were not disclosed. Secre
tary Lansing declined to say what progress had been
made with Carranza.
Cavalry Beyond Communication.
San Antonio, April 6.—The most advanced cavalry de
tachments engaged in running down Villa were beyond
communication today. At General Funston's headquar
ters it is believed they are already as far south as Satevo.
No official word was received today from General Persh
ing.
V
Apache Indians for Scouts.
Columbus, N. M., April 6.—Clad in the khaki uni
forms of American cavalrymen, 20 Apache Indians are
preparing to start for General Pershing's headquarters to
act as scouts and trailers in the search for Villa. Thirty
years ago, 14 of these Indians, in war paint, fought against
American troops of w T hich Pershing was then second lieu
tenant. They leave for the front as soon as their ponies
are loaded.
ROBBERS HELD UP
BANK CASHIER AND
SECURE $15,000
First National Bank at
Houston, Pa., Robbed in
Daylight — Robbers Es
cape in Automobile.
Cannonsburg, Pa., April ». —Two men
tqday robbed the First National Bank
of Houston at Houston, near here,
{15,000 and escaped in an automobile.
Joseph McNutt, the cashier, was
alone at the window wtien an automo
mile stopped in front of the building.
A man entered carrying in his hand
a paper about the »ize of a check. He
laid It on the counter in front of the
cashier. On the paper was written,
"Make a move and you will be shot."
McNutt looked up to find himself fac
ing an automatic pistol. MoNutt was
made to lie on the floor and one of
the robbers guarded him while the
other went through the vault.
MESOPOTAMIA TOWN
CAPTURED BY BRITISH
».—(Official—The
April
London,
town of Pelahie, in Mesopotamia, has
been captured by the British,
positions gained have been consolidat
ed and the Turks' counter attacks re
pulsed.
A
Conference of Latter Dsy Saints.
Independence. Mo., April 6.—The
general conference of the Reorganized
Church of Latter Day Saints began
this morning in the church here. The
conference was opened by President
Frederick M. Smith, grandson of the
prophet. The committee on credentials
reported delegates from many parts
of the United States and from several
foreign countries, this being the gen
eral conference of the church of the
world. The conference will be In ses
sion for probably ten days, and will
dispose of a large amount of routine
business: The businesses always trans
acted at the afternoon sessions, the
morning and evening sessions being
devoted wholly to religious services.
CAPTURE OF VILLA
IS EXPECTED SOON
BE INF MEXICANS
Carranza Troops Reported
to Have Located the Ban
dit Leader and to Have
Surrounded Him.
Mexico City, April 6.—General Gut
ierrez reported today that VUla's cap
ture within a short time was certain.
A constitutionalist force is again re
ported to have located Villa and sur
rounded him. It is also reported cod
bined constitutionalist troops from t^s
states of Balisoo, Aguaa Calientes and
Zacatecas are closing In on General
Bracamontes. who, with a large Villa
force of cavalry, has been located south
of Zacatecas.
CANDY COMPANIES ASK
FOR READJUSTMENT OF
RATES IN THE WEST
Washington, April 0.—Five hundred
candy companies, including all the
principal manufacturers in the United
States, have petitioned the interstate
commerce commission for a general re
adjustment of rates to all points west
otythe Mississippi river.. Approximate,
ly 50 railroads and steamship com
panies were made defendants.
COLOHEL HOUSE TALKS
win THE muni
Washington, .April 4.—Colonel House
talked with the president and Secre
tary Lansing today for the third time
Bince his return from Europe. Secre
tary Lansing refused to talk.

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