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D SUNDAY CAPITAL NEWS I ol. XXXVI BOISE, IDAHO, SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 23,1916 TWENTY-TWO PAGES MERICAN EXPEDITION WILL BE WITHDRAWN DECISION REACHED AT CONFERENCE OF THE ARMY HEADS elief Prevails at San Antonio That the United States Troops Will Soon Emerge From Southern Republic Antonio, Tex., April 22.—The American expedition will be withdrawn as soon is enough troops can be concentrated to insure safe return. This was the unmistak ible impression at headquarters tonight when four messages reporting the result of he conference between Chief of Staff Scott and General Funston were forwarded to Ehe war department. Though both army heads declared earlier in the evening that no Pcision had been reached, it was learned later that the expedition's future course lad been decided and that the decision has gone to Washington in four installments. On every hand tonight the belief was expressed that the troops will soon emerge ! rom Mexico. The concentration of additional forces at Columbus was looked upon as iart of the program of withdrawal. Their function is to aid in safeguarding the return nareh. Villa is no longer considered, it was stated by one authority, in close touch vith the situation. So far as the bandit was- concerned the expedition ended several Jays ago, this authority stated. Since then, he intimated, those in charge of the expe iition feared to undertake a withdrawal under existing circumstances. Army officers showed little restraint in discussing the situation, pointing out the çood moral effect of the expedition on conditions in Mexico. General Funston would not discuss the situation. Official word of the expedition's îext move is expected to come from the war department Monday. Chief of Staff Scott vill leave for Washington Sunday. ( San • ARRANZA FACES 9 RIOTS IN CITIES rouble Breaks Out in Mex ico City and Other Parts of the Republic—Situa tion Grows Serious. By R. T. Conkle, halted Free« Staff Correspondent.) ■L Paso, Texas, April 22.—The Car HPi government tonight fa.-ed a Ms, whloh may precede its fall. Its flat money was selling for 21.60 > $1.75 per hundred dollars face value, his measured the dependence flnan Al interests placed on the stability of ie de facto government. Reports brought Into El Paso by tfugees, told of bread riots at Torre n and Durango City, In which both fldiers and civilians, including wo uld children, were killed. Carranza Consul Gaecla issued what instituted an appeal to the United tates to get out of Miexlco and leave la Carranza government to settle Its irn troubles, Insisting that Carranza ould b# able to win out if not hamp •ed by the presence of the American tpeditlon. practically all the seed com in Mex o has been seized for food, according , reports, making it impossible to ant the 1916 crop. With cattle seized ■ slaughtered by soldiers and bandits, ie food situation for the coming year ipeared to be hopdless. Even were said to be flocking into the protection from looting en : I les for ids. ■ Rioting Is Reported. Among the flock of rumors that at Ifled the detailed reports received om northern and central Mexico, was ie of rioting in Mexico City. It was re ived by a local bank with extensive exicen «xmnections, but was not of ;ially confirmed. The coming week. It is believed, will declelve one for the Carranza ove a vernment. If it falls, War Minister the "strong man" of the regon, ssent cabinet, may attempt to seize s reins. When the American expo ion is withdrawn, the long-expected lix Diaz revolution is expected tç >ak out. whether Carranza or Obre n rules. *' [t was even reported, without con ation, that a break between Obre n and Carranza has already oecur » over the currency question. Car La officials in El Faso and Juarez __ discredited the report, which came in code to an El Paso mining company. Obregon was said to favor placing Mexico on a silver basis, while Car ranza favored a gold standard. El Paso seethed with rumors. One that General Bell of Fort Bliss and the Juarez headquarters discredited was that another clash between United States troops and Carranzistas had occurred at Parral. Such considera tions overshadowed Villa for the mo ment. Apparently neither American nor Carranza soldiers were effectively pursuing him tonight. The meagre news from the American front in Mex ico told of General Pershing redistrib uting his forces to strengthen his lines of communication and prepare for any movement General Funston and Chief - of-Staff Scott may order. Women Cruehed to Death. Bread riots, in which women were crushed to death, anti-American dem onstrations and Carranzlsta negotia tions with bandits looking toward peace, were disclosed by the arrival of a train from Mexico here today. The glimpse behind the Carranza censor ship was afforded by an American citi zen who came from Durango City and Torreon. While his story was relat ed to state department agents here, it was not officially confirmed. His name was withheld. News of the 15,000 United States soldiers in Mexico after Villa was almost totally absent in the day's developments in El Paso. Rein forcements ordered several days ago were concentrating at Columbus. The troops along the American communica tion lines from Columbus to Santa Cruz were marking time here and there, seeking bands of VlUlstaa, but principally awaiting orders either to withdraw or to drive south beyond Parral, which Carranzislas unofficial ly have fixed as the "dead line'' for the American expedition. General Gavlra, Carranza command ant at Juarez,, was displeased with the order sending 2300 reinforcements to Columbus. "I don't see why mors troops are necessary," he said. 'T hope President Wilson will act soon and relieve us of this embarrassment. It is very dif ficult to control our troops, who resent the big American expedition with can non. This is not necessary because this is merely a bandit hunt." Riota at Durango. In the reported food riots at Dur ango City, two women are said to have been crushed to death in fight ing around a freshly-arrived carload of grain. On another occasion, a mob of starving natives entered a bake shop, women and children losing their lives in the crush. This report by the Durango Americans Is not confirmed from any other sources. Exaggerated rumors ^of 600 Mexican women and children killed in Parral by the United States troops, April 12, resulted in a demonstration against the American consulate in Durango City, two days later. A Carranza colonel, (Continued on Page Three.) ( DARING BANDIT IS CAUGHT BV POSSE; CONFESSION MADE Train Robber Is Captured 18 Miles From the Scene df the Latest Hold-up by Cowboys. Cheyenne, Wyo, April »2.— Trapped by a posse ai 200 armed men, the ben dit whose holdup at passengers flying Union Paolfio train near Hanna last night, which was his third on the same road since February, was cap tured this evening in a sandy bend .if the Platte river after he had fled 18 miles on foot. In Rawlins Jail he gave the name of William L. Carlisle. He said he had been employed as a cowboy on the Starr ranoh northwest of Cheyenne. Overtaken by William Hayes, a mem ber of the posas, the bandit got the drop bn Hayes. on a * Gives Up Easily. "There's no uae in your shooting me," Hayes said. "There's two- hun dred of us all around you. Better give up." The robber whose career has been one of the most daring lng recent criminal history along the Rockies, meekly threw down his gun with the Words: "Come on. Take me. the uaet I can't help myself by killing you, I guess." He eonfesaed tha three train rob berlea which were featured by his chivalrous treatment of the passengers and his Some of the loot of his last holdup reported to have been found on him. When W. M. Jeffers, general Super intendent of the Union Pacific with flees in Omaha, heard of last night's robbery, he called for the fastest gtne In the yard and a special With only orders to stay in ths track and with a dear right of way ahead of everything, Jeffers dashed here?619 miles, in less than that number of minutes, directing the esarch by tele graph. What's women own coolness. was Of en - orew. Perming of Posse. The first posse formed found the spot where the bandit Jumped from the California Limited while it was going 26 miles an hour up a grade. They found a revolver he dropped and signs of his groping- for it in the dark. On his flight he had zigzagged, but the men in the posse were eowpunehers accustomed to following the hoof marks of lost horses and cattle and the bandit's trail was easy for them. T. R/s the Man Quigg Tells the Republicans In an Unqualified Indorsement Urges All to Forget 1912 People He Believes Will Not Be Content With our-flush Roosevelt"—Advises friends of Preparedness. t a a (Ktrw Tor* Tribun«, April IT.) Lemuel Ely Quits, former chairmen of the Republican county committee anfl a dose friend of Governor Whit man, haa come out unqualifiedly for Colonel Roosevelt for president. Polit ical associates of Mr. Quitt, when told of his action, refused to comment on It for publication. One of the leaders of the party, and who is as close to Gov ernor Whitman as is Mr. Quits, said: "Mr. Quits Is only one of many of the really bit men In the Republican party In this state and In others who foutht Colonel Roosevelt toofli and nail In 1912 who realize that the time is here for Republicans, whether oall lns themselves progressives with a small or capital P, to fortet 1911 and unite under the leadership of the one man able to brins all factions tosether and lead them to victory—Colonel Roosevelt." Mr. Quits's announcement of bis support of Colonel Roosevelt was made known In the followlns letter to the editor of The Tribune: "455 W r est End Avenue, ''New York, April 16, 1916. "To the Editor of The Tribune: "Will you let me submit throush your paper some Hints to the Mlthty? "1. Senator Harding, who has been selected by the Republican national committee to preside as temporary chairman of the national convention, says, or Is quoted as saying, that the Issue of the coming campaign Is the tariff. Assuming that he said It, there GERMAN OFFENSIVE ON GRAND SCALE TO BE RESUMED ON VERDUN FRONT London, April 22.—More than 700,000 French troops have been engaged in the defense of Verdun since the crown prince launched his great offensive against the fortress two months ago, the German war office estimated this afternoon. Thirty-eight French divisions have been counted on the curving front extending from Avoeourt, west of the Meuse to Fresnes, southeast of Verdun, the German state ment said. French veterans beaten and with nerves shat tered in the first days of the terrific German artillery at tack, were withdrawn and replaced by the youngsters and then sent back into the battle. Critics here look for a resumption of the German of fensive on a very large scale early next week. German gunners have become active on both banks of the Meuse and French and German infantry have been in constant plash. In the past 48 hours the French have made effect ive attacks on both banks of the river thus improving their defensive position in anticipation of a renewal of the German assault. The German war office this afternoon admitted the loss of more trenches to the French in Caurette woods northwest of Verdun. REPRESENTATIVES OF RAILROADS TO MEET Cleveland, April 22.—Representatives of railroads in the United States and four railroad employes' brotherhoods will meet in Chicago, April 27, to dis cuss the recent demands of the brotherhoods for an eight-hour day. W. G. Lee, president of the Trainmen's brotherhood, announced today. TELEGRAPH COMPANY IS HEAVILY FINED Butte, April 22.—Criminal Judge Donlan today imposed a fine of 21000 on the Postal Telegraph company, found guilty of transmitting Informa tion in the state regarding horse races on. which bets were made. The com pany appealed from the conviction, Is not a Republican, from one ocean to the other, who believes that he thinks what he says. "There Is not a single Republican, from one ocean to the other, who does not believe that he Is simply trying to obscure the real Issue and the real man. If, in his address to the con vention, he attempts this, he will give us, so far as he Is concerned, a bad start. "2. No party, since national con ventions and party platforms came Into existence, has over nominated a candidate for president whose views upon the Immediate Issues before the country were not distinctly known. No candidate Is a safe candidate whose views (being unknown before he is nominated) cannot be tested by a pre vious record. » Justice Hughes. "9. The efforts that are making to induce Justice Hughes to supply to the country a notion of his position up on pending issues are efforts to have him reflect upon his own integrity. He has said that he Is not a candidate. He has said that. In his opinion, he should not be. He said that he will not give color, by political discussion, to the likelihood of his having an am bition which he does not have. If any thing ie certain It is that Justice Hughes will by no word or act coat discredit upon his own sincerity. •*4. Americans look ahead. They move ahead. They took hack, If at all, (Continued on Page Seven.) YOUNG MILLIONAIRE MUSE PROVE DIVORCE FROM CHORUS GIRL Amsterdam, N. T, April 21.—Hear ing was resumed today in the action instituted by Eleanor Pendleton Dav idson, former chorus girl, to contest the validity of the annulment of her mar riage to Louis Marshall B. Ream, a noted capitalist of Chicago and New York. By ruling of Judge Henry V. Borst, on motion of counsel for the plaintiff, Mr. Ream Is required to fur nish proof in oourt that the annulment of his marriage to Miss Davidson was not, obtained by fraud. The former Mrs. Ream alleges she consented to the annulment upon the representations of attorneys for her young husband that the Justice who performed the mar riage ceremony In Hoboken on Sept. I, 1911, was acting without authority. She later learm J, she says, that the marriage was legal. Mr. Ream has re tained Llndley M. Garrison, former sec retary of war, as his counsel in the pre sent proceedings. Miss Davidson is re presented by former State Senator Ed gar T. Brackett. ™ «MHC imci's NOIE OH ■IK WAIFJHf Chancellor Returns From Front Where He Conferred With the Emperor Ambassador Gerard and the German Foreign Minister Hold Conference Berlin, April 23.—(Sunday)—Chancellor von Beth mann-Hollweg returned to Berlin early tpday from army headquarters where he had been conferring with Emperor William regarding the American submarine moves. Ambassador Gerard conferred last night with Foreign Minister von Jagow regarding the American submarine note. The conference was a brief one. CM EMU ENDEAVORING TO PREVENT RREAK Accepts Evidence Gathered by United States as Con-i elusive That German Sub marine Attacked Sussex. By Robert J. Bender. (United States Staff Correspondent.) Washington, April 22.—American evi dence having convinced the German embassy that a German torpedo struck thef Sussex, the administration tonight j hoped to know in a few days whether j President Wilson's message to Berlin j had convinced Germany such attacks must cease. There is no indication that the German foreign office shares the embassy conviction that the sub marine case, so far as the Sussex is concerned, is conclusive. Embassy of ficials withheld comment tonight. Word received in Washington today both from offlolal and unofficial sources tended to arouse hope for a satisfactory outcome of the gravest is sue that has arisen between this coun try and Germany. Ambassador Gerard at Berlin in communication to Secre tary Lansing word that he had receiv ed and delivered the president's note and that prompt attention to the docu ment has been assured by the Berlin foreign office, it is understood to have sent some interesting information on how the communication was received in Berlin. It is reported Germany was taken more or less completely by sur prise by its tenor. Following the receipt of the advances from Gerard the ad ministration was hopeful, but the sit uation is still admitted to be grave. Serious Problem Confronted. The German authorities confronted by a serious problem in accepting the ! view of this government and at the j same time maintaining their position j with the people of Germany must of necessity move somewhat deliberately. The U-boat campaign has been pop- ! ular from the first and in recent months has become a bi issue in ths relchstag. To stop it entirely in com pliance with President Wilson's 'de mands, will be a difficult task, It is ad mitted, but one way is seen to do it. That lies In assurance to the people of Germany that it 1 8 r topped only to seek a basis upon which it may be continued with the official stamp of neutral (American) approval. Hope prevails here that the foreign office may thus extricate itself from its dilemma in a settlement not only satisfactory to the United States but to the German peo ple. Unofficial advices are that a num ber of newspapers which have been for an unfaltering continuance of the strongest possible sea warfare, are now assuming the attitude that per haps Germany has gone a little too far. This is taken as a most favorable Indication. It is known positively that Ambas sador von Bemstorff la working vigor ously to avoid a rupture. He does not wish a break between the two coun tries, It is said, however great the sacrifice. NEWTON HAD PLANNED TO KILL J.P. MORGAN New York, April 22.—Harry L. New ton, former munitions worker, who was arrested Thursday after entering into an alleged agreement to blow up the munitions plant, was prepared to kill J. P. Morgan, according to an affid&x It submitted in police court today/New ton was held for examination. RERUN 1$ GIVEN / RUDE SHOCK BY AMERICAN NOTE Fully Realizes the Grave Danger of Rupture With United States-Anxiety in American Colony. j j many abandon her present submarine j methods under penalty of a diplomatic , , , ... .. con * latent wlt " honor to prevent a ru P tur# - Berlin, April 22.—The German publia was brought face to face tonight with the possibility of an early rupture be tween Germany and the United States. President Wilson's demand that Ocr. break was on every lip. The text of the American note was published for the first time in the afternoon papers and came as a rude shock in the midst of the Eastertide observanoea. Angry commente were heard In some quarters. Publication of the presidents threat to break off relations Increased the anxiety of the American colony. But the vast majority of the people of Berlin remained calm, awaiting word from grand headquar ters of the army where the kaiser and Chancellor von Bethmann-Hollweg are deciding the course Germany will puseue In the most serious crisis that ever threatened the friendly relations of the two nations. This spirit of re straint was shown today by two of the most influential of the German papers, the Tageblatt and the Lokal Anzeiger, In discussing the German-Amerlcaa crisis. Anticipating possible outbursts by that portion of the press whloh has Indulged In caustic criticism of Amer ica in the past, they gave warning that it was folly to hold the United States lightly as a possible enemy and urged that the German leaders do everything apparently Want to Retain Friendship, "The overwhelming majority of Qerj mans do not want war with America,* wrote Theodore Wolff, editor of the Tageblatt. "Only light-headed politicians and writers posing as powerful will under estimate such an addition to the ranks of the enemies of Germany, but Ger mans will bear even the hardest. If the hardest is unavoidable. The people de sire that the leaders themselves find the right way." The Berlin Lokal Anzeiger, with per haps the largest circulation of any newspaper in Germany, insisted on the right of Germany to "hit our foes in the weakest spot" but added: "Nevertheless we whnt peace with the great people across the water. Just as we hay« not wanted war with our present foes. > Agreement Yet Possible. "An agreement with the United States is possible even across .the We emphasize here that we may hay« overstepped our -ight to safeguard our vital Interests and honor." It Is quite possible that Monday will see the arrival in Berlin of a large number of Americans from «he interior cities of Germany in the belief that a break is imminent. Consular officials and the embassy have been besieged all day for information and many Americans have applied In advance for transportation to neutral frontiers should a break come. Consul Ley cabled Washington this afternoon after a conference with Am bassador Gerard that some menu should be made at once to for Americans, who may be stranded In Germany without fund# if diplomat!«* relations are severed. Of about 1060 Americans in Germany, Lay estimated that at least half are without sufficient funds to carry them to neutral trie» in the event of a break. o«" n. arrange eare eg«*« ■WSt"