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w BOISE, IDAHO, MONDAY, APRIL 24, 1916. EIGHT PAGES VoL XXXVI No. CARRANZA A SKS FO R EARLY REPL WANTS AN ANSWER TO HIS NOTE SUGGESTING Request Is Made by First Chief Through the American Special Agent at Mex ico City—Mexican Ambassador Has Conference With Lansing Washington, April 24.—General Carranza has asked for an early reply to his note of April 12, suggesting that American troops be recalled from Mexico, learned officially in connection with the fact that the Mexican ambassador sought an interview with Secretary Lansing. The Mexican embassy stated the request had not been transmitted through Ambassador Arredondo so far as known there. It is understood to have been made by General Carranza through Special Agent Rodgers at Mexico City. This was PABLO LOPEZ IN TO BE EXECUTED Villa's Chief Lieutenant Is Captured and Held for Identification by Ameri cans. Washington, April 14.—Conflrmatlcn of the capture by Carranza troops of Pablo Lopes, Villa's chief lieutenant, reached the state department today. Consul Letcher «aid Lopez would be held In the Chihuahua Jail until Amer ican officials could talk with him and satisfy themselves of Lopez's Identity. PUBLIC EXECUTION FOR THE BANDITS KI Paso, April 24.—Public execution In the plaza ci Chihuahua is to end the career of Pablo Lopez, the Villa bandit captured Saturday near Santa Yzabu, according to passengers arriving here from Chihuahua. A similar fate will he mated out to three men taken with Lope— CLAIMED VILLA IS NORTHWARD BOUND El Paso, April 24.—According to Mexicans arriving here from the in ferior, the report has been spread that Villa la coming north again with the object of attacking the American forces. According to Mexicans, Villa now has 200 followers and will be Joined later by Pedro Bracamonte, of the Torreon district, who has 1600 men, and General Banuelos, whose command numbers 1000 . REPORT OF BATTLE IS NOT CONFIRMED El Paso, April 24.—Neither General lell at Fort Bliss, nor military head quarters at Columbus, had information today regarding a Mexican report that American negro soldiers had an en gagement with civilians at Satevo. The report, uncredited, said several negroes wore killed. TURNED WESTWARD TO THE MOUNTAINS Field Headquarters, Namlqulpa, April 14.—(By wireless to Columbus).— American military authorities have ob tained reliable Information that Villa has not crossed ths Durango-Chlhua hua line. Wh.cn closely followed b;- the American columns In the Hidalgo dis trict In the vicinity of Parral, with a small bund heturned westward to ths Sierra Madre mountains. He Is said to be either dead jT hiding In the moun tains northwest of Parral. Today's re port placed him near Monoava. Mrs. Huntington Dead. San Francisco, April 24.—Mrs. Mary A. Huntings n. former wife o« Henry E. Huntington, railroad magnate of Los Angeles, Cal., died at her home here Sunday after a long illness. She was 64 fears of age. FUNSTON KEEPING PLANS A SECRET FOR LATEST MOVE Redistribution of the Amer ican Troops in Mexico Is Decided Upon by the Mili tary Authorities. San Antonio, April 24.—Moves in General Funston's plan for the redis tribution of troops In Mexico Is being made by General Perrhing. While his plans are guarded, It Is Indicated they do not provide for running a new main line of communication or the establish ment of a new border base. It Is under stood General Pershing will be In structed to call In all the mobile de tachments except those doing scout duty, tw. enter upon a period of re cuperation. MAY WITHDRAW TO CASAS GRANDES Washington, April 24 —The with drawal of the advanced forces In Mex ico to the Casas Grandes region, la re garded by the war department as the possible purpose of the redisposltlon of troops General Funston has been auth orized to make. Baker said General Funston ha<i been given full discretion and that he had not been advised specifically of steps to be taken. The greater part of Gen eral Pershing's force is now near Casas Grandes. Secretary General DESTROYER SINKS A GERMAN SUBMARINE Halifax, N. S., April 24.—An encoun ter between a French torpedo boat de stroyer and a German submarine which resulted in the sinking of the latter was described last night by officers of the American tank steamer West Wege, bound from Rouen for New Orleans, which put in here for coal. According to their account the West Wego sighted the two war craft a few hours after she had sailed from the French port. The destroyer attacked the submarine as soon as she came within range and before the U-boat could sub merge she was vitally pierced by ths French shell fire. Begins Coal Rats Inquiry. Washington, April 24.—The interstate commerce commission today begins the Hearing of testimony in the general In vestigation it has undertaken into the "reasonableness and propriety" of the rates on bituminous coal from mines in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Mary land, Kentucky und Ohio to Lake Erie ports for trans-shipment over the Great Lakes. Numerous romplaints affecting these rates have been filed With the commission, the most impor tant being that of the Pittsburg Coal Operators' association. NEW DEMOCRATIC \ DIRECT CAMPAIGN McCombs Notifies Presi dent Wilson That He Will Be Unable to Serve After National Convention. Washington, April 14.— William IV McCombs, chairman of the Democratic national committee, today notified the president he would be unable to con tinue hta present position after the national convention and would be un able to direct the campaign. Replying to McCombs' letter Presi dent Wilson expressed regret. Fred D. Lynch, Minnesota national committee man, Is expected to succeed McQombs and conduct the campaign. GERMAN REPULSE FRENCH ATTACKS ON VERDUN LINES Berlin, April 24.—(Official)—French attack« on the German lines In sev eral sectors of the Verdun region have been repulsed. The chief French ef fort is directed against the vicinity of the Thlaumont farm, hut It broke down In front of the German trenches. PAVING WAY FOR PEACE PROPOSAL Berlin, April 14.—(Wireless)—The Overseas News Agency announces! "The Norddeutsche Allgemeine Zei tung states that reoently rumors have been spread about of peace offers from Germany's enemies. It was said the Russians had taken measures in order to open negotiations. German authori ties will Ignore completely any such proposals. These rumors are Inven tions." COAST DEFENSES FOR NORTHWEST WANTED Washington, April 24.—The senate today adopted a resolution calling upon the secretary of war for In formation an the military strength and number of coast defenses of Washing ton and Oregon. AEROPLANE IS DRIVEN BACK BY BRITISH GUNS London, April 24.—A hostile aero plane appeared over Dover today. Brit ish guns attacked It, and it disap peared, dropping no bombs. FORD PLANS TO BUILD PLANT IN NEW JERSEY New Tork, April, 24.—Henry Ford has purchased an SO-acre tract of reclaimed meadow land, located In New Jersey, between this city and Newark, on which he plans to build an automobile factory costing 25,000,000, according to an an nouncement here on Sunday night To Investigate Phono Ratoo. Newark, N. J., April 2>-—Having been granted 210,000 by the legislature for the purpose, the New Jersey of public utility commission gin tomorrow a sweeping Investigation into the rates being charged by the New Tork Telephone company and the Delaware and Atlantic Telegraph and Telephone company. The first-named concern operates In North Jersey, while the other se^ve.i the southern section of the state. Both companies are part of ths Bell system. te board will be £T C VON BERNSTORFF TRIES TO SAVE GERMAN AGENT CHARGED WITH CRIME AGAINST U. S. . » < 2® mam m : » S i V Ty, * iPiPiii r ft St - .1 lgd after kie arrest, trying to hid« from fhetograpaar. Despite the emphatto protest of Count von Bernstorff, German ambassa dor to the United States, Wolfe von Igel, former secretary of Frans von Pa pen, has been placed under arrest on a charge of plotting against the neutrality of the United States. Von Igel Is suspected of having conspired with other Germans In this county to dynamite the Welland canal. Wolfs DEPUTY SHERIFFS HAVE EIGHT WITH STRIKE PICKETS Officers Used Clubs to Force Way Through Crowds for Workmen to Enter West inghouse Plant. A Pittsburg, April 24.—Deputy sheriffs guarding the plant of the Westlng houae Electric and Manufacturing com pany, at East Plttsb_rg, where 13,000 meh are on strike. Used their clubs early today to force a way through the crowds of strike pickets where the pickets linked hands across the street along which the workmen passed. It Is said almost all of the three thousand men succeeded In getting Into the plant. Seventy-six companies In Pittsburg and vicinity have announced £hat they will not re duce the working hours In the shops. The saloons In East Pittsburg have been closed on account of this being payday, when about 2700,000 will be distributed. metal manufacturing Egg Rolling at Whits House. Washington, April 24. — Juvenile Washington, in companies, battalions and regiments, took possession of the White House grounds this morning for the annual Easter Monday egg-roiling festival. During the greater part of the day children of all ages and colors frolicked aro :nd the grounds, rolling their colored eggs and playing games. Does Newspaper Adver tising Pay? A large paint manufactur er asked this question of re tailers throughout tho coun try: NO. S 8AI0: "I believe that advertising In the local paper brings new cua-e tomers Into my store and that It keeps the old ones'trading here. I do not trace any per oent of sales directly to this kind of ad vertising. * '1 know that everything that I put in the paper Is read, as I have ths people tell me about It. I do know that I bought almost as much paint In 1815 as In the two years previous, and thafc I did much more advertising In the paper In 19X5." (Continued tomorrow.) NO PRESIDENTIAL CONTEST IN OHIO IN EITHER PARTY Republican Delegation Will Be for Theodore E. Bur ton and the President Has No Opponent. Columbus, O., April 24/—Delegates to both the Republican and Democratic national conventions will be selected In Ohio at a common primary election to be held tomorrow. The candidates for state offices, for United States senator, for congressmen, for county offices and for party central committeemen will be chosen at another state primary elec tion to be held In August. For the first time In years there are no contests for the support of the Ohio delegations for the presidential nomi nation. Former Senator Theodore E. Burton Is the only Republican who has filed for the presidential nomination, which makes it certain that Ohio's 48 votes at the Chicago convention will be cast for him on the first ballot, at least. And, such Is the unanimity anjong Re publicans In Mr. Burton's support. It seems likely that the Buckeye state del. egates will stick to him to the last. Two sets of candidates have filed for detegates-at-large to the Republican national convention. The "regular" slate Is made up of United States Sen ator Warren G. Harding, Governor Frank B. Willis, William Cooper Proc tor of Cincinnati, and John J. Sullivan of Cleveland. Their opponents In the primary will be Ralph W. Tyler of Co lumbus, Matt Glaser of Cincinnati, and Dr. S. O. Glffln of Columbus. Both sets of candidates have declared for former Senator Burton ag their first choice for the presidential nomination. President Wilson will, of course, have the undivided support of the delegates from this state to the Democratic na tional convention. The Ohio "big four'' to the St. Louis convention Is expected to be made up of United States Senator Atlee Foiperene and former Governors James M. Cox, Judson Harmon and James E. Campbell. Carnival Wssk In Ban Antonio. San Antonio, Tex, April 24.—Tho San Antonio spring fiesta opened today un der favorable auspices. All trains ar riving Sunday ' ght and this morning brought hundreds of visitors to ths city. Ihe downtown section- of the city is elaborately decorated for tho occaolon. The week's program pro vides ior a wide variety of attractive features of entertainment. Among them will be floral and Industrial pa rades, historical pageants, firemen's drills, band concerts and many other features of outdoor entertainment. fl MAKE CONCESSIONS 0! SUBMARINE WARFAI # Washington Reflects Air o( Hopefulne tor an Amicable Settlement—Germ: Government Willing to Go to Gre Lengths to Avoid Break Washington, April 24.—Confidential dispatches fij Ambassador Gerard indicate that Germany will make q tain concessions to the United States in response to | note demanding an immediate abandonment of presj submarine warfare methods. Whether the concessil will be sufficiently broad to meet American demands I g ears Uncertain. However, officials reflected an air] opefulness for an amicable settlement. ] It is understood Ambassador Gerard has reeei| broad intimations that Germany will go to great lengtJ preserve friendly i relations with the United States. 3 understood to have gained this impression from for* office officials, including Foreign Minister von Jagl The Berlin government is confronted with finding a q to satisfy the United States without arousing the eleml which insists upon relentless submarine warfare. A bassador Gerard's dispatches, which are highly confidj tiatl, were received last night. __J WHEREABOUTS 0E VILLA UNO BUT THE PURSUIT WILL NOT BE RESUMED San Antonio, April 24.—Villa, slight ly wounded but not Incapacitated, Is reported to have moved Into the moun tains northwest of Parral. This Infor mation, which reached General Funston today, la from a source that causes him to regard It as authentic. Although convinced Villa has been located, his Immediate pursuit will not be resumed. To follow him Into the mountains of that region with small detached forces Is regarded as Imprac ticable. Plane for the concentration of General Pershing's army will be car ried out along the lines recommended by General Funston. Detached Cavalry forces above Satevo will fall back on the main line, whlcfii will be gathered into stronger units along the lines of communication where the soldiers and animals will begin a period of recuper PROCRESSON THE VERDUN FRONT IS MADE BY TRENCH Paris, April 24. French made progress last night on the Verdun front northwest of Cauratte wood. They attacked with hand gren ades and took SO prisoners, one being an offloer. Several German reconnolt erlng parties were dispersed southeast of Haucourt. There has been heavy bombardment at Deadrnan's Hill. East of the Meuse all Is quiet. (Official).—The PRESIDENT TO PLANT TREE ALONG ROUTE OF THELINCOLN HIGHWAY Washington, April 24—When the president goes to Princeton tomorrow to vote nt the presidential primaries he will plant a tree there along the route of the Lincoln highway. Governor Fielder will alao plant a tree. The pres ident will remain at Princeton only a short time, returning to Washington tomorrow night. His wife will accom pany him. ation. ponding development* 1 neiden diplomatic exchanges between the oountrlea. General Pershtng, It Is expected, return to headquarters at Colonla L lan. Little difficulty Is now being perlencod In getting supplies over Northwestern to Casas Grands«, the use of the direct line from Jui to Chihuahua has been a failure, any supplies sent to Chihuahua h been forwarded. Reports to headqil ters confirm earlier unofficial red that they have been held at Chlhua by Carranaa's authorities. Troops I have been moving for the last few <j toward Columbus are entering Me] almost as soon as they arrive at | border base. It la expected that] entire 2200 will he along the lice] communications within a day or tvl REPLY TO PROTES OF UNITED STATE MADE BY ENGLAI f Note Is Legal and Technd Defense of the Sea Pol Followed by France England. Washington, April 24.—Ths j ambassador today delivered to j tary Lansing Great Britain's rd the American protest against j ference with neutral commerce. 1 concurs In the main with her all will particularise for herself on points. The note is a legal and nlcal defense of the two nations. policy Yextile Week In Boston. Boston, April 24. —Boston Is to mecca for thousands of textile m week. The occasion Is the Flfl tkmal Textile Exhibition, the meeting of the National Associa Cotton Manufacturers, and the meeting of the Southern New E Textile club Over 10,000 textlj are expected here during the wee all sections of the United Stat Canada.