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Vol. XXXVI BOISE, IDAHO, SATURDAY, APRIL 15,1916. EIGHT PAGES No. 92 RENEWED ACTIVITY ON BORDER SAFETY OF LINE OF COMMUNICATIONS THREATENED Reports Received From Captain Grant . Cause of //ie Unusual Precautions Being Taken at Columbus T Columbus, April 15. —Gravest concern for the safety of the American line of com munication was manifested today in American quarters. Every preparation has been [made at the base here to keep the line intact. Motor trucks, filled with rations, stood in front of military headquarters and the telegraph station here was ordered to be kept open throughout the night. No reason was offered at military headquarters for the unusual activity, but unofficial reports gave assurance that it was based on reports [made by Captain U. S. Grant, in command of a small detachment of Americans [guarding the line at Ascension, 60 miles from the border. It is known that, with dip lomatic relations between the United States and Carranza pending, a close watch is being kept for the 4000 men General Gomez has near the Sonora-Chihuahua line. [Lieutenants Dargue and Gorrel of the army aero corps, prepared today to leave for a p>0-mile flight to General Pershing's camp, carrying dispatches telling of conditions pn northern Chihuahua. j EPORT OF ANOTHER GUSH BETWEEN THE AMERICAN TROOPS AND THE MEXICANS AT TOWN OF PARRAL RECEIVED Washington, April 15.—The state department dispatches from El Paso refer to un confirmed reports of a second fight with American troops at Parral. General Funston pday telegraphed the war department that he had not heard from General Pershing tor three days. Secretary Baker said General Funston was urging General Pershing to rush a report on the Parral incident. General Pershing's silence is probably due to Rk inability to get information rather than to an interruption of communication. 1 No Reports Concerning the Second Clash. [ Washington, April 15.—Mexican Ambassador Arredondo said today he had no fur ther information of the fighting at Parral, nor reports of a later clash. L Advices Concerning the Attack Are Awaited. F El Paso, April 15.—(Official)—Advices concerning Major Frank Tompkins and his little cavalry column of 140 men who were attacked in Parral Wednesday were still Lwaited today. Major Tompkins' forces are believed to have passed over the Durango Rhihuahua line. The Mexican censorship over land lines leading into Parral is strict, Ind military authorities are sending all information in code. Representatives of min bg companies with plants in and about Parral are making frantic efforts to obtain in formation regarding their plants, for persistent reports indicate that the mobs vented [heir vengeance on American property after the cavalry was attacked._ DRUGSTORE" OF VILLA CAPTURED IN RECENT TIGHT .utomobiles Are Proving of Wonderful Help in the Campaign—Cold Weather Is Experienced. General Pershing's Camp at the rout, April 10, by Motor and Aero ane to ColumBuç, April 16.—What the merlcan troopers call "Villa's drug ore" was among the prizes captured the Guerrero fight. It Is learned of the Seventh cavalry, who 1 er M men K in the battle. The "drug store" li a pack mule loaded with quinine psulea, antiseptics and bandages. In idltlon U carried a quanaity of cof B, which the Americans considered equal Importance with the drugs In ilntalnlr.g campaigning. of the surprises of the cam according to General Pershing, been the effecUveness of automo m the mountains and deserts, of which were seemingly impass to anything except man or sure "The work done by mobiles has astonished us,' "They traversed Is which seemed impassable and r climbeij hills where the rocks ap Dd sharp enough to cut the tires smash tbs running gear. Witb me animals. ■ ua Pershing. out them I doubt whether our oavalry could have proceeded, as It done, more than 400 miles Into Mexico In less than three weeks." The men at this camp have been dig ging Into the ground for «heiter against cold at night. Tents have not yet reached here and the rush to get food forward has crowded all other freight off the auto trucks. At noon the tem perature Is 90. but In the early morn ing Ice forms on the streams. The sol diers dig hopes as big as coffins and then cover themselves with blankets, leaving a breathing hole only. Most of the soldiers thought they were coming to a warm climate and brought only the lightest clothing, not figuring that they would be high In the mountains. \ WOMEN SOLDIERS OF AMERICA DECIDE TO WEAR MAN'S ATTIRE New York, April 15.—American wo man soldiers will wear trousers as a part of their uniform If they follow the example set by 200 members of the American Women's League for Self Deftnse. These women nave been at tending weekly drills throughout the winter and their style of uniform was voted on last night. Mrs. J. Hunger ford Millbank, head of the organiza tion. asserted the suits worn by the women need not necessarily be uni form. She objected to trousers on the ground that auch a uniform would be opposed by their husbands. Others denounced dresses as a curse and a burden to women and advised the wo men soldiers to get rid of them, vote for trouserj was carried by an overwhelming majority. "'he VERDUN FIGHTING ARTILLERY DUELS Parts, April 15.—(Official)—There was no Infantry fighting In the Ver dun region last night. French posi tions between Malancourt wood and hill No. 804, vyest of the Meuse, were subjected to heavy bombardment There were lively artillery exchanges near the western edge of Corbeaux wood. East of the river an Intermittent bom bardment was carried on. STUMER SHENANDOAH IS SUNK BY A MINE London, April 16.—The steamship Shennandoah has been sunk by a mine. The captain and part of the crew were landed. Two men are missing. Democratic Primaria« In Delaware. Dover. Del., April 15.—Democratic primaries were held in Delaware today to name delegates to the state conven tion, which is to assemble here next Tuesday for the election of delegates to the St. Louts convention. The dele gation will be solidly for the renomina tion of President Wilson. WILL HOLLAND GO INTO THE WAR? 320,000 TRAINED SOLDIERS ARE READY I ""*!**• * - • .\LLUW. • * 0 *,*# j»r * 6 «Qn 9 m 9 9 « / * « ; # Vî >? * . * a. s awvn » ' YzuT| *•. d! to «Jf • • .* A o D • f • • JQLv « • >V-\ ' 'vV;V •«** • • * 9 •f. <v Ü-'Âù *1 jFzùiôèk . \Xeb : £ /^' A "STC«OAM _ , ,~ :Sl '~ C'V £J >uu* T*.' * s .*>] X - I ». -N P o * % *,• i < * Ot.v e b r: Ü^Tooe^o 9 ■!}) I • t V 3ch )\ n • » Or* V \ I / V< Ï Rubio a h b e. c>gt \r "t P t « BfturtC5 BR,yS5«,3 Mii-Rg Iro gö ■g IQ. Holland; Krapp worin at Earn forty «Usa fron Border. | If Holland should go Into the war with Germany, 820,000 trained Dutch soldier« would be ready to go into the field. There are also available 860 , OOu men of fighting age, but not organised. If Holland declares war on Germany, one of the first moves would probably be an attack on the greift Krupp works at Essen, only forty miles from the Dutch border. I COUNTY MEET TO NAME DELECATES The Progressives of Ada county met In mass meeting at the G. A. R. hall on State street this afternoon for the purpose of electing 80 delegates to the Progressive state convention to be held In this city next Saturday, April 23. The meeting was a representative ona W. E. Graham called the meeting to order. He was named temporary secretary. Charles S. Shurm&n was elected temporary secretary. Both of ficers were made permanent. On motions from the floor the fol lowing committees were appointed: Resolutions—William M. Briggs, A. R Stoiker and J. H. McClenahan. Nominations— R. S. Sheridan, W. F. Rathbun, C. P. Pierce, O. P. Wolfe, Paul Davis. The convention was In recess at $ o'clock this afternoon In order to en able the committees to perform the work assigned to them. FORMER AMBASSADOR Ï0 RUSSIA ARRIVES New York, April 15.— George I. Marye, Jr., who recently resigned ambassador to Russia, arrived today and will go to Washington In a few days. The steamer Krlstlanfjord, on which he arrived, brought 888 passen gers. Its officers said no warships of any kind were sighted throughout the voyage. They regarded this as un usual for a Scandinavian vessel. Boring and Building Talk about yourself and you are a bore, advertise and you are listened to. There la & curious law of hu man nature back of thta Talk ie cheap. Advertising costs defi nite dollars and people know It They take It that you would not spend your money unless you had something to say. They regard advertising as matter of direct Interest to them. They read it and they buy ad vertised goods and patronise stores that advertise. The dally newspaper is the great advertising message bearer. NUGENT FACTION IN TULL CONTROL OF CONVENTION The Pence-Nugent-Elder faction had absolute control of the Ada county Democratic central committee, which met this afternoon to elect delegates to the state Democratic convention at Pocatello May IS. Evepr precinct In the oounty was represented either by pereon or proxy, there being 28 present In person, while 16 held proxies. J. T. Pence, state chairman of the Democratlo party, representing the 15th precinct under challenge of Joseph Sullivan, held two proxies, giving him three votes. A. C. Hindman, the county chairman, repre sented the 14th precinct and also held the proxy of G. A. Remington of Mer idian, giving him two votes; J- T. Nu gent held two proxies. Other members of the Pence-Nugent-EIder machine holding proxies were: William Healy, W. A. Ricks, P. E. Marriman, John P. Martin, Charles Winstead and J. R. Smead. , The test of strength came shortly after the meeting was called to order and a question arose over the mem- bers holding proxies. John F. Regan made a motion that three regularly lected committeemen be named as a committee on credentials and gave the names of three for the committee. J. T. Pence Immediately took the floor and moved as a substitute motion that the chairman name the credentials committee. General Frank Martin made objection to the substitute, stat- ing that the chairman might name some of the members appointe«} by him, which might be In contest. Mr. - enee then amended his motion that the chair appoint regularly elected delegates. Chairman Hindman then named J. T. Pence, but as he was con tested by Joe Sullivan, who claimed to be the regularly elected committee man from the 15th precinct, he with drew. Mr. Hindman then named Ross Bates. Fred Brose and J. P. Pope. The committee on credentials held in favor of J. T. Pence, the proxy from South Boise, where E. B. Matthews had given two, one to J. H. Hawley, Jr. After the committee on credentials reported. General Frank Martin made a motion that the report of the com mittee be adopted, except those named In precincts 18, where Howard Stein was named to succeed John Sewell, and the ones held by J. T. Pence and James H. Hawley. Jr., given by E, B. Matthews, also those appointed by the chairman since March 16 when, he states, the power of the chairman to make appointments wa «revoked. WAY LEFT OPEN FOR GERMANY TO AVOID A BREAK WITH AMERICA Note Now Being Dispatched Is Meant, However, as the Final Word From the United States on the Controversy Over Submarine Warfare Washington, April 15. —Secretary Lansing continued today to work on his statement of the American case which will be forwarded to Berlin, thus dispelled intima tions that it might already have been started on its way. Secretary Lansing compared the affidavits on the attack on the Sussex, which arrived last night, with the depart ment's previous information. It was made clear at the state department that the communication, although in tended as the final word, still leaves the way open for Germany to avoid a severance of diplomatic relations. SERIOUS CHARGES AGAINST THE NATIONAL GUARD ARE HADE IN SENATE BY BORAH 16.—Senator April Borah, while attacking federal pay for the National Guard today, aroused the senate with the charge that the $8,000, 000 annually now appropriated by the government for the National Guard was "shamefully wasted." some of It "em bezzled." Senator Borah, In support of his charge, read from war depart ment reports. The senate amended the army re-or ganlsatton bill to require the guards ment to take oath to obey the orders of the president as well as the gover nor of the state. "That Is a pretty serious charge," said Senator Pomerene, Democrat, "Well, I make It without qualifica tion," Senator Borah replied. He read Washington, PRESIDENT YUAN HOPESTORESTORE PEACE IN CHINA Declares That Difficulties presented bÿ Revolution ary Movement in South Will Be Overcome. Peking. April 15.—Preeident Tuan Shi Kai today expressed confidence that the difficulties presented by the revolutionary movement In -the eouth would be overcome and harmony be restored. He said the declarations of Independence of three provinces were made to avoid rioting and that the provinces had not joined the revolu tionary movement Inaugurated in Yun He asserted the rebel leaders were now in disagreement. General Porter Nears Pour-Score. New York, April 15.—General Horace Porter, famous ua soldier and diplomat ist. entered upon his eightieth year to uay. During the day, as a reminder of the anniversary, there wa g received at his home lq Madison avenue an al most countless number of - telegrams and letters of greeting from friends throughout the country. Some of the congratulations came by cable from Paris, where General Porter made many friends during his service as American ambassador to France. Now Orleans, April K.—The advance guard of delegates has arrived in New Orleans for the annual meeting here next week of the Southern Conference of Education and Industry. This organ isation, modeled originally after the celebrated Lake Mohor.k conferences, has in recent years made its influence widely felt throughout the south. from war department reports to show that most of the fund had been utilized by officers of the National Guard for semeelves and that enlisted men had practically no benefit of It. senators will examine the record of these appropriations." Senator Borah continued, "they will hesitate about appropriating $50,000,000 for the Na tional Guard, as It Is now proposed to do. In this bill you are not prepar ing for war. Ton are not giving the people what they are expected to pay for. We are filling this bill up from beginning to end with purely political appropriations. You could not proceed a step under the guise of national pre paredness." Senators Pomerene and Reed defend ed the National Guard. "If the Of ATTACK MADE The American Cattlemen Who Were on Board the Steamer Englishman Ar rive in This Country. Philadelphia, April 15.—Thirty-three survivors of the British steamer Eng lishman, torpedoed by a German sub marine March 24, who arrived yester day, departed today for their homes In various parts of the country. All the survivors except one. Dr. J. D. Helle, of Montreal, were American cattlemen. Helle said the Englishman was shelled by a submarine before the crew took to the boats and torpedoed after all the lifeboats had gotten safely away. Two lifeboats, with 20 men In each boat, capsized and 10 men were either drowned or died of expoaure. Includ ing the cattlemen the crew numbered 104. Te Put St. Louis on River Map. St. Louis, Mo., April 16.—The* depart ure of the self-propelled steel barge, ' "Inoo," scheduled to leave St. Louis today for New Orleans, Is regarded as the most important step yet taken In the campaign to revive shipping on ths Mississippi along modern lines and to make the waterway the great freight carrier between the middle west and the gulf. The "Inco" is the first of a fleet of self-propelled steel barges built by the Inland Navigation company to ply between St. Louis and New Orleans, i, * The barge 1 b 240 feet long and has capacity of 1600 tons. It is equipped with four 80-horsepower engines.