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TT EIGHT PAGES r ol. XXXVI BOISE, IDAHO, SATURDAY, APRIL 22,1916. No. 99 TO DECID E ON COURSE IN MEXICO WASHINGTON AWAITS REPORT FROM GENERAL scott on lansible Reasons Are Given tor the 'Movement oi Troops by Carranza Officials—No Renewed Offensive Activity Reported From the Front Ban Antonio, April 22.—Secretary Baker should be in heceipt of a report before tonight from Major General pcott that may assist the administration in deciding mother to withdraw American troops or send them tur ner into Mexico. Generals Scott and Funston will review h detail the punitive expedition's operation. General Funston received reports showing the movements of Oar bnza troops in the district penetrated by General Persh ■g and orders have been sent to General Pershing to pre are for any aggression on the part of Mexicans. Carranza officials have given plausible reasons for bovin g the forces of General Amulfo Gomez to Chihua fca, General Herrera towards Parral and a considerable tree to Casas Grandes. But should the Mexican war de [artment decide later to use these same forces to prevent brther American military operations General Pershing fill be prepared for the emergency. None of the reports pceived from the front over night indicated renewed of? ensive activity. ILLISTA GENERAL AND HIS COMMAND GRANTED AMNESTY Mex., April 22.—Severlno torren, nlceros and his command of Villlstas day surrendered to the military Simander in Durango City and has |u granted amnesty. General Trevino formed local agitators who desired make a resistance to the advance of neriean troops that the defacto gov hment has the situation well in rnd. The government does not need lvate assistance. Trevino told the ritators, and then added that if they It they must fight he would find aces for them In the army where ey could make war on the Villlstas ke agitators then lost their enthus sm. The situation in Durango is Udlly Improving. (h . tt is D6116Vgq vO Btrengrtnen tn® American lino of communication, Mexico. The destination of the M p. was not announced. Military IRSHING IS READY 'OR ANY EMERGENCY i Paso, April 22.—Brigadier General thing has made such disposition of forces that the punitive expedition ■i&lly ready now to proceed with Itch in the pursuit of Villa or re . from Mexico when the future se of operations Is determined by administration at Washington. ; Bliss officers say American troops be retired from Mexico in ten rs. [ORE INFANTRY IS SENT INTO MEXICO olumbue, N. M., April 23.—A large ichment of Infantry left here to » .dquarters would make no statement arding the movement ENERAL SCOTT IN Conference with f GENERAL FUNSTON Ban Antonio, Tex., April 22.—Major Loral Hugh L. Scott, chief of staff [the United States army and Major |neral Funston, in charge of opera te along the frontier and in Mexico, penally discussed last night the ■jglems that have grown out of the Efltive expedition In pursuit of Fran ko Villa. General Scott arrived from kshington last night and was met By berat Funston, the two going lsa Ldiately to General Funston'» head Lrters at Fort Sam Houston. General Scott professed not.to know [ether the American troops were to I recalled without having captured Ha. He was »ent here by Secretary [War Baker to discuss the situation [détail with General Funston and to |ke to the secretary a personal re leneral Sdott does not intend going El Paso or Columbus, iffleers here are convinced that Gen 1 Scott soon will admit the futility continuing the pursuit of Villa under existing circumstances. BANDIT HOLDS UP PASSENGER TRAIN ON UNION PACIFIC Robber Is Supposed to the Same Man Who Re cently Committed Two Similar Holdups. Be Rawlins, April 23.—Union Pacific passenger train No. 21 was held up by a lone bandit west of Hanna, Wyo., early last night. After compelling the guard on the train to take up a collection from the passengers in the observation car, the bandit had the brakeman collect the valuables on passengers in one of the two sleepers. As the train approached lCdson, Wyo., the bandit dropped from the train and ran toward the hills. The bandit, who Is believed by rail road officials to be the man who re cently committed two similar holdups In this section, is thought to have boarded the train at Greeley, Colo. Robher Drew Two Guns. After engaging the guard in conver sation, the bandit drew two guns. The passengers of the observation were forced to drop their valuables Into a hat held by the guard, who tvior» n - . . j * , thl % c . co " ipa ? y the X ' Bleeper ' ^oleUed ' Reaching the last sleeping car, the brakeman was pressed into service. After the valuables here were gathered, the guard and brakeman, both of whom were kept covered, were dismissed. As the bandit leaped from the rapidly running train he rolled down the em bankment, regained his feet, and dis appeared into the hilly country. Sheriff's Posse in Pursuit. A special train with a sheriffs posse left immediately to take up the chase from Ed sou. Forty-three passengers in all were compelled to yield their money and valuables. One shot which went wild, was directed at James Sherlock, con ductor, when the latter hesitated a moment after the bandit's request of "all hands up." The robber was described feet tall, brown hair wore hat r ■lx and, eyes. He a dark suit, with a dark, soft British Suffer Heavy Loeaea Constantinople, April 22.—The Brit ish lose In the battle on the right bank of the Tigris on April 17 was over 4000 killed and wounded, according to an of ficial statement. The battle occurred at Bestissa and ended in th defeat of the British. Violent Infantry Attack on FrenchPositions Paris, April 22.—(Official)—An intense bombardment of the French front 4* before Verdun between the Meuse and Fort Vaux was followed by a German «J* attempt to advance. French artillery fire prevented an advance and caused 4» heavy loss. A German attack north of Caurette wood, in which liquid fire 4» was used, was repulsed. ❖ 4* 4» 4* DANIELS UNABLE TO FIND LETTERS SENATE DESIRES The Secretary of the Navy Sends Response to the Resolution Calling for Two Communications. 23.—Secretary April Daniels today transmitted to the sen ate his response to the Dodge resolu tion calling upon him to submit a let ter from the navy general board, dated Aug. 3, 1914, and communication from Rear Admiral Fiske, then aide for op erations, dated Nov. 9, 1914. The com munications were described in the res Washlngton, olution as warning Secretary Daniels that the navy was unprepared for war. They were first mentioned publicly when Representative Britten asked Secretary Daniels to produce them during his examination before the house naval committee recently. Sec retary Daniels refused. A search of the navy department's files failed to disclose any such let ter from the general board mentioned in the resolution, according to Daniels. A search of the files also failed to produce Admiral Fiske's let ter, but Secretary Daniels obtained a copy of it from Admiral Fiske. A let ter from Admiral Dewey, president of the board, transmitted, said: "Admiral Fiske's letter Is a careful analysis of the situation of the navy in the early days of the war, and contains the statement that If this country avoids war during the next five years, it will be accomplished only by the happy combination of high diplomatic skill and rare good fortune. It assert» the navy was then short 19,800 men and that while the ships were well organ ised and 'pretty well drilled,' the de partment Itself was neither organized nor drilled in a military way. ''Perhaps this is nobody's fault." the letter continues, "and-may be attrib uted to the fact that our navy never had to fight a serious enemy, certainly not In 100 years." was Will Be Asked to DistiIlg-i uish ■Rpfwppn Official nnri Uisn DLhWeen umciai ana Private Documents. VON IGEL PAPERS STILL BEING HELD BY DEPARTMENT Ambassador von Bernstorff Washington, April 22.—The papers seized in New York by the department of justice from Wolfe von Igel, former secretary of Captain von Papen, will not be restored to the German embassy until Ambassador von Bernstorff re turns to Washington from hie week end trip. The German embassy has been informed that the documents will be sealed and retained meanwhile by the state department. Officials reiterated that Ambassador I von Bernstorff would be asked to dis- | tlngulsh between official and private j matter in the documents. It is not be- | lleVed the embassy would agree to this j procedure, contending there was no ! authority for the removal of papers of 1 any kind. TRYING TO GET ARMY BILL IN CONFERENCE Washington. April 22. — Chairman Hay of the house military committee today made an unsuccessful attempt to get the army bill, amended by the senate, up for the appointment of a conference committee, but Republican Leader Mann objected. ✓ SHOT FORMER WIFE; THEN SUICIDED Double Tragedy at Idaho Falls the Result oi Family Trouble WOMAN «COVER FROM SERIOUS WOUNDS _ F. C. Willets Attempts to Kill D i V n r r A H Wife ~~ Ll 1 V O r c e a Y/lie, Shooting Her Three Times —Left Letters to Sonsl^ Which Are Not Made) Public Idaho Falls, April 22.—Just before noon today F. C. Willets walked into the paint store of his son», where his former wife was looking after the store, and shot her three times through the abdomen. Then turning the pistol upon himself he shot the top of his head off. HeH died Instantly. Mrs. Willetts was taken to the hos pital, where there are some hopes of her recovery. Mr. Willetts was an old resident here, having been engaged in the painting business for about 25 years. About two years ago his wife left him on account of his continued in toxication and abuse when under the influence of liquor. His two sons had grown up and followed the business, and a few months ago, with Mrs. Wil lets, bought out the business. Mr. Willetts went to Dillon, Mont., with the intention of locating but re - turned a few days ago. He had work ed for the sons several times and this morning went where they were work ing and asked if there was anything for him to do, but concluded to go to work on Monday. He asked how long they would be where they were and was told until noon. He left and went lm medlalely to the store and committed the tragedy. He wrote a letter to the sons, but .they decline to make it publia He was of A stubborn disposition and was d1s pleaBed that the 80nB would not leave the mother. He was about 43 years of ■ * Does Newspaper Ad vertising Pay? A large paint manufactur er asked this question of re tailers throughout the coun try! NO. 2 8AID. "Your advertisement should show a customer definite arti cles that you have that fille a need he has and should be in such a spirit that back of your words he will know there is the stuff to make good what you say. That's half the bat tle. Get one article that you sell to be commonly* spoken of throughout your country as the very highest quality for any specific purpose; or get a num ber of articles you thus handle to be common household words throughout standing for satisfaction and utility, and you win your bat tle for trade. "Write with thle purpose In view and we cannot see why they will not be effective. (Continued tomorrow.) your, section as your advertisements « AUDITOR UNDER ARREST ON CHARGE OF FRAUD H. L. Hoppes Is Accused of Presenting a Fraudulent Claim to Commissioners of Jefferson County. (Capital News Special Service. X, Rigby, April 22.— If. I* Hoppes, au ditor and recorder of Jefferson coun ty for the past two years, who was ar rested April IS for presenting a fraud ulent claim against the county and thereby receiving money he was not entitled to, was bound over at the pre liminary hearing by the probate judge to the district court in $2000 bonds. It is charged that he purchased $2 worth of postage stamps and raised the receipt to $12, presenting It to the commissioners on April 1» for allow a n°e- Sheriff Adams swore to the complaint and arrested him. cUllmed there are four or five ether Similar chargea against him and It Is p 0 ected wm b * * JT " Ud « Hr. Hoppes had three years more to serve, but resigned and was about to leave the state and go to Billings, Mont. It is alleged he also took money from the Rigby Hardware company, of which he was a stockholder and dlrea tor, In various, sums which aggregate a large amount whether this company will take action against him or not The company's officials are considering the matter. The county officials have employed an expert accountant to audit the county books and ascertain If there Is a shortage, which will be proceeded with Immediately, and may disclose a bad state of affairs. The outcome of thle action le awaited with much Inter est by the people of Jefferson county. Mr. Hoppes decided a few months ago to run for state auditor on the Re publican ticket, but his conduct here was discovered and this made It im possible for him to further prosecute his state campaign, whleh he gave up and made arrangements to get out of the state. It 1s It is not known CUMMINS LEADS ' IN THE PRIMARY VOTE IN MONTANA Roosevelt's Name Written! on Ballot by Many Voters —Dixon Heads the Con vention Delegation. f Helena, Mont., April 22.—Incomplete returns from presidential primaries yesterday Indicate that Senator Cum mins will control the delegation from Montana, polling more than twice as many votes as cast for Roosevelt, whose name was written on the ballot. President Wilson wae unopposed. There does not appear to be much doubt of the election of the following Democratic delegates to the national convention: Thomas Arthur, Gpvernor Stewart, Senator Walah, Harry Galwey, Edwin L. Norris, David Hllger, P. H. McCarthy and P. E. Burke. Of eight Republican delegatee to be elected, the electiA of five, Joseph M, Dixon, Lee Mantle, J. M. Burlington, O. F. Goddard and E. C. Selway, appear to be assured. Returns show the election as Demo cratic presidential electors of William M. Bole, R. R. Purcell, M. C. Morris and C. M. Mansur. There wae no con test on Republican electors. Hamlet's Farewell. Cambridge, Mass., April 22.—What promisee to be the most notable of the Shakespeare tercentenary celebrations in the United States will be inaugurât ed here tomorrow under the auspices of Harvard university, GERMANY TO CONSIDER MATTER THOROUGHLY BEFORE MAKING REPLY Indications at Berlin Point to Long De lay in Final Answer to the American Note—Ambassador Advises That De mands Be Met * 4* 4* Advised to Meet American Demands. Washington, April 22.—It is known that Am - 4» 4* bassador von Bemstorff has advised Germany to 4* 4* modify her submarine warfare to meet America's 4* 4* latest demands. 4* 4* 4» 4* , 4 4*4*4 , 4 , 4*4 , 4»4'4*4*4 , 4»4*4*4*4*4*4*4»4»4*4*4 , 4*4* Berlin, April 22.—Germany's answer to the latest American note will likely be delayed by parleys and re quests for further determination on certain points, accord ing to the Lokal Anzeiger, which says it learns the note was a decidedly long one and that it will be examined with German thoroughness. DATE FOR RECALL ELECTION 1$ SET BY CITY COUNCIL Proposition of Requiring Boise Railway Company to Pave on Warm Springs Avenue Considered. The city council this afternoon desig nated Thursday, June 1, as the date for holding the recall election demanded against Mayor J. W. Robinson and Councilman A. V. Eichelberger. The date was fixed without comment. The proposition of the Boise Railway company repairing the paving between Its track on Warm Springs avenue was brought up by Councilman Flnegan. City Attorney J. P. Pope announced that the company could be compelled to make the improvement and that a suit could be filed In court to require It to take action, the city could do the paving and assess It against the oom pany or a complaint could be filed with the public utilities commission against the company in the name of the city. Councilman Flnegan moved that the company be given 20 days In which to start operations. His motion was se conded by Councilman Eichelberger and carried unanimously. The council went Into a discussion as to whether or not It would put the pro position up to the people of appropriat ing $4000 for a municipal band, which most members of the council feel Is too great a sum. BOMBS DROPPED ON BRITISH CAMP ALONG THE SUEZ Constantinople. April 23. (Official.)— The British camp on the Sues canal has been attacked by a Turkish aeroplane. The airship dropped bombs and return ed successfully. , TRENCH NEWSPAPERS LAUD THE PRESIDENT Parle, April 22.—French newspapers speak with unqualified admiration of President Wilson's message to Berlin on the submarine issue. Georges says Clemenceau, in an editorial, of ; "The simple strong words ofj a statesman." „ I the note: AMERICAN NOTE IS NOW IN HANDS OF EMPEROR WILLIAM Berlin, April 22.—The American note. Is now In the emperor's hands at gen eral headquarters. Bethmann-Hollweg and General von Faikenhayn, chief .of the general staff, are with the emperor. 'A summary of the note was telegraphed to general headquarters yesterday and a courier Is bearing the full text and appendix which has been sent there by rail. The note appears In today's newspapers. All is calm. Chancellor von PROGRESSIVES Of THE STATE MEET The state conve n tion of the Progres sive party called for the purpose of electing eight delegates and eight al ternates to the Chicago' convention June T, was opened In the Cfdd Fellows' hall this afternoon at 2 o'clock with a large number of delegates, represen tative of the party In all parte of the state, present. J. H. Gipson, stats chairman, of Caldwell, called the con vention to order. H. B. MoBlroy of Boise was elected temporary ohalrman » and credentials, resolutions and order of business committees were appointed after which a recess was taken to per mit the committees to meet. It is very probable that the conven tion will decide to name 16 delegates to the Chicago convention owing to the fact there le such a heavy demand for places on the delegation. If this plan Is followed each delegate will be given halt ft vote. The delegatee will Include some of the moat prominent Progressive party leaders In the state. 0 Spain to Honor Cervantes. Madrid, April 23.—While the Eng lish-speaking world Is paying homage at the shrine of Shakespeare, on the three hundredth anniversary of hie death, Spain le to hold a commemora tion of the tercentenary of the death of Cervantes, the immortal creator of "Don Quixote." TOWNS IN GERMAN EAST AFRICA ARE TAKEN BY BRITISH London, April 22.—British forces in an expedition against German East Africa captured Umbuguwe and Sa langa, the press bureau announced tv day.