OCR Interpretation


Evening capital news. (Boise, Idaho) 1901-1927, April 23, 1916, Image 1

Image and text provided by Idaho State Historical Society

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn88056024/1916-04-23/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for

r
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WILL BE WITHDRAWN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Antonio, Tex., April 22.—The American expedition will be withdrawn as soon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"

xml | txt