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BOISE, IDAHO, TUESDAY, MAY 2, 1916. VoJ. XXXVI EIGHT PAGES No. 109 TO HOLD ONE MORE CONFERENCE AMERICAN GENERALS Under No Circumstances Will the United I States Consent to the Ordering of Immediate Withdrawal of Troops From Makan Ter ritory El Paso, Tex., May 2.—Generals Scott and Funston conferred today on their new orders from Washington and then sent a request to General Obregon for another conference, which it is expected will be final. General Scott will not agree to any proposal including immediate withdrawal of American troops from Mexico. The Mexican conferee^ said that even though the re quest for withdrawal of troops was not met at the confer ence, there was no reason to fear that serious trouble be tween the countries would follow. "The whole question of withdrawing troops," said Carranza officials, "will then revert .to Washington for further negotiations be tween the state department and Carranza's ambassador. At the conference here we have given reasons from a mili tary standpoint why the American soldiers should retire. f 5 NO WITHDRAWAL OF TROOPS AT PRESENT Washington, May 2.—President Wll-j son has not altered his purpose to keep Amerlcair troops In th î border region of Mexico until brigandage haa come to an end. After a -rief conference at the White House yesterday. Secretary Baker pre pared further Instructions for Generals g Scott and FunBton, sought by the offl r cers as a result of their conference ■ with General Obregon, Carranza's war minister. The message went forward last night. Its contents were not revealed but • both Secretary Lansing and Secretary Baker said there had been no change In the administration's policy. It Is believed the American conferees sought additional Instructions because General Obregon dwelt on the view of ' the defacto government that the Amer ican expedition should be withdrawn at As General Scott had no power once. to discus* this matter, he presented what the Mexican war minister had to say to Washington. Renews Argument for Withdrawal. Ellseo Arredondo, Mexican ambassa dor designate, called on Secretary Lan sing during the day to renew his argu ment In favor of early withdrawal. He followed closely the line taken by Gen eral Obregon in his exchange of views with Generals Scott and Funston. He was Informed that the state de partment would not take up any diplo matic discussion on this subject, as urged by General Carranza, until after the military conference at El Paso had been concluded. Later Mr. Arredondo indicated the feeling of his government that the American expedition has already ac complished Its real purpose—the elimi nation of Villa and his adherents—and that longer occupation of Mexican ter ritory by American troops was serving only to undermine the control by the defacto government of the general sit uation in Mexico. Reports Signed Jointly. The dispatch sent to General Scott last night was supplemental to one sent Sunday. It was prepared by Secretary Baker after a brief conference with Secretary Lansing and Counselor Polk of the state department. The reports of the conference are signed Jointly by Ge- erals Scott and Funston. So far as Is known they have contained no recommendations from the two officers, merely stating what had been said and asking for auch in formation as they thought necessary In order to pursue discussions. Lacking explicit instructions, it 1 b doubtful that General Scott would attempt to make fahr reply to General Obregon's request for the withdrawal of the troops. To Transport Refugees. It was stated officially that no formal demand for withdrawal of the troops had been made by any representative of the defacto government. The state department advices said arrangements had been made to trans port American refugees at Manzanillo to the United States. The steamer Newport will sail from Manzanillo May 4 , probably for San Diego, Cal. A score or more of Americans have been await ing transportation from that point. Reports from Pledrus Negra* said a new Issue of Mexican currency would go into circulation at that point and that all Mexican government employes would receive their pay for April in tba new currency. LIVES ARE LOST IN CHARGE BY MOB Pittsburg, May 2.—Many men were killed and wounded today when a mob which was attacking manufactur ing plants in • le Turtle creek and rronongahela valleys throughout the city charged the entrance of the Edgt r Thomson Steel company's plant at Braddock. The riot, early In the after noon, was still in progress and desul tory firing by guards and rioters con tinued at two entrances to the steel plant. The rioters were being rein forced steadily. The sheriff conferred with state of ficials asking that the National guard be ordered t othe disturbed section to r lsaed the ship by about 10 feet, the officers say. night. Four dead bodies were picked up at the scene of the rioting and 35 wounded have been taken to hospitals so far. Eight wounded are in the Brad dock hospital, where four are expected to die. Among them are Franl: Wil liams and his wife, who were standing In an alley watching the fight when The mob which entered Braddock marched first to the Sterling Steel company's plant, forced an entrance, drove the men from their machines, smashed windows and otherwise dam aged the buildings. Then the mob moved on the Contractors' plant where more damage was done. The leader of the mob was arrested. The mob then re-formed and marched on the McVey & Walker foundry where the gates were slammed shut. The mob content ed Itself with stoning the buildings where 2000 men were working. Many other plants were visited by the mob, composed mostly of foreigners. Plants Ars Closed, Pittsburg. May 2.—Eight thousand men were added to those already idle In the Braddock and Rankin districts, when the mills there of the American Steel & Wire company and the United States Steel corporation, the Colum inia Steel and Shafting company, the Standard Chain company and the Mc Cllntock-Marshall Construction pany closed for the protection of their men. The action followed the appear ance of pickets who attempted to stop the men from entering the plants. com PASSENGER STEAMER TARGET OF SUBMARINE New York, May 2.—French passen gers on the steamer Patria, which has arrived here from Naples, reported that on the last voyage on April 5 she was the target of a submarine torpedo at tack In the Mediterranean. A torpedo French Take Positions on the Verdun Front The French, in an attack on German positions southeast Fort Douamont on the Verdun front last ipght captured a first line German trench ) meters long and 1700 men were made prisoners. West of the Meuse artillery activ ity continued through the night from the Avocourt region to Deadman's hill. Saturday night the French, in attacks on the north slope of Deadman's hill, gained German trenches over a front about 1000 meters long and 600 meters deep. Paris, May 2.—(Official) of an_ Germans Claim Attacks Repulsed. ' Berlin, May 2.—(Official by wireless)—French attacks on the Verdun front east of éhe Meuse yesterday were repulsed in a fierce struggle at close quarters, which lasted some hours. | f ACTIONS ENGAGE ||| fflR PARTY CONTROL Old Line Republicans and United Republicans" of California Submit Lists of Candidates for Delegates. 1 1 San Francisco, May 9.—California voters began early today casting their ballots at the presidential primary election for delegates to the national conventions of the various political parties. With the close of registration on / prll 1, 739,270 voters had qualified for participation In today's election and, according to Secretary of State Frank C. Jordan, the Republicans led with 229,827, those who declined to state party affiliations were second with 242,562 and the Democrats were third with 120,259. The remaining registra tions were divided among the Pro gressives, Soclal'sts and Prohibitionists In the order named. The Republican party In the state faced today a battle for the control of Its destinies. Because they were unable to agree upon a slate of candidates for delegates to the Chicago convention of June 7, California Republicans split early last March Into two factions, or ganized Independent conventions and nominated 5S candidates each The "old line" Republicans, headed by Captain John D. Fredericks, stand ard bearer of the party at the last gen eral election, named their candidates at a convention called by the Republican state central committee, while the "new" or United Republicans took similar action under the leadership of Guy C. Earl. As a result, the Repub lican ballots, green In color, carry the names of the 52 candidates, the Earl nominees heading the list. The Democratic ballots, which are pink, contain the names of 28 nominees, who favor the re-election of President Woodrow Wilson. The Progressive ballots are yellow and Its candidates, like those of both the Regular and United Republicans, are designated as having no preference for the presi dency. STRIKE CALLED New York. May 2.—In retaliation for the lockout of 60,000 workers on women's garments begun a few days ago by the Manufacturers' Protective association, the International Ladles' Garment Workers' union today ordered a strike of all members In the city. It Is estimated the order applies to 90,000 persons. Including 30,000 apprentices and others not already affected by the lockout. DEMOCRATIC STATE North Yakima, May 2.—The Demo cratic state convention was held here today. After T. M. McKinney, of Wal la Walla, delivered his speech as tem porary chairman, an adjournment was taken until the committees report late today. Hugh Wallace, of Tacoma, It is reported, will be elected national com mitteeman, will be elected to the national con vention. each to have half a vote:. Twenty-eight delegates FOR TOLERANCE ON THE WAR Baratova Springs, N. Y., May 2.— Th« membership of the Methodist Episcopal denomination has increased between 300,000 and 400,000 every four years for more than half a century, according to the episcopal address of the board of bishops, read at today's session of the Methodist general conference. Emphasising the responsibility and opportunity resulting from the Euro pean war the address said "The situa tion requires the keenest discernment and the most tolerant appreciation of opinions and feelings In the several belligerent nations." MUZM OF THE NATURAL RESOURCES OF COUNTRY PLANNED Washington, May 2.—The mobilizing of the country's natural resources for the national defense program was dis cussed at the opening session of the National Conservation congress here today. E. Lee Worsham, of Atlanta, the president, said: "The four watoh words before the country are conserva tion. efficiency, patriotism and prepar edness." NEWS PRINT PAPER ANXIOUS FOR HEARING Washington, May 2.—News print paper manufacturers In the United States and Canada In a petition filed with the federal trade commission to day, declared they were grossly mis represented and demanded an early In vestigation of the Industry such as was called for by a recent senate res olution. Ths petition asserts that 85 per cent of the news print paper man ufactured le sold on annual contracts, and that the contract price has not Increased more than I per cent In the past year. Labor Convention In Clovalsnd. Cleveland, May 2.—The annual con vention of the Amalgamated Associa tion of Iron, Steel and Tin Workers of North America, one of the oldest and most Influential labor organizations in the country, began Its sessions In Cleveland today with delegates In at tendance from many parts of ths United States and Canada. Church Advertising "I believe," says Dr. Talcott Williams, "that If churches spent as much for advertising as they do for music they would have larger congregations and bejter worship." "If great causes were to spend more money In the pub lic press Instead of depending on begging for their support they would undoubtedly come much nearer to success." Thought Is moving In direction. The churches using more and better advertis ing while many public move ments have been successfully carried on through the adver tising columns of the dally newspapers. ais are P THE SEI FOR INDEPENDENCE OF Clark Amendment Stricken From the Measure, After Which It Is Passed by the House. Washington. May 2.—The adminis tration's fight for the senate Philippine bill, with Its Clarke amendment au thorizing Independence for the Islands within four years, was lost in the house last night. After voting 218 to 165 to strike out the Clarke amendment, the house, by a vote of 251 to 17, passed as a sub stitute for the entire measure the Jones bill, providing for a greater measure of self government In the Philippines and carrying a preamble declaring the Intention of the United States to grant Independence ultimate ly, but without fixing a date. Over the heated protest of adminis tration leaders, the house, by a vote of 203 to 154, Instructed Its conferees not t^ agree to any declaration setting a definite time for granting the Islands their Independence. Speaker Clark named Representative Jones of Vir ginia and Garrett of Tennessee, Demo crats, and Towner of Iowa, Republican, as conferees. Amendment Probably Dead. Now the bill goes to conference be tween the two houses, with the oppo nents of the Clarke amendment satis fied that It la dead, at least for this session of congress. The house remained In session until late Monday night to take the final vote. Thirty Democrats joined the solid Republican majority In defeating the Clarke amendment, which had been given unqualified Indorsement by Pres ident Wilson. It was the first marked victory of the year over any part of the , president's legislative program, and the Republ'cans were noisily jub ilant over It. After each victorious vote they applauded for several minutes, and by way of mocking the Democrats emitted repeatedly the famous "rebel" yell of the majority. Democrats accept ed their defeat In solence. GO OUT ON STRIKE Chicago, Mlsy t.—Four thousand more employes of the International Harvester company struck today, bringing the total workers now on a strike up to 11,000. Operations were suspended at the McCormick plant of the company, where 7000 employes,are out. The men who walked out today were chiefly employed In the wood working department. WAR MUNITIONS FOR MEXICO ARE HELD UP Laredo, May 2.—The war department today Instructed the commander of Fort McIntosh here to stop shipments of war munitions Into Mexico. Half a million rounds of rifle cartridges, held by customs Inspectors, will be taken In charge by the local militia. Brazilian Steamer Sunk. London, May 2.—The Brazilian steamship Rio Branco has been sunk. SMALL REBEL BAND IN DUBLIN HOLDING OUT AGAINST THE TROOPS Search of the City for Snipers Is About Completed and It Is Believed AH of the Rebels Will Soon Be Accounted for—Communication Still Interrupted Dublin, May 2.—Soldiers are completing the search of the city. It is hoped that within a few hours they will ac count for all snipers and the small band of rebels which is causing diversion in' the neighborhood of Balls bridge. This band was subjected to artillery fire Monday after noon. A few rebels are holding out. The train of com munication is still interrupted. RRIEE SESSION Washington. May 2.—The cabinet held a brief session today, discussing the German and Mexican questlons. _ , _ , . „ * Secretary Lansing said* afterward no steps were In contemplation to hurry Germany's reply to his last note on HELD BY THE CABINET submarines. Secretary Baker said be had no new information from Gen erals Scott and Funston. After the cabinet meeting officials reiterated that there was no change In the plan to keep American troops In Msxloo until the bandits were dis persed. The release of 19 cars of forage and foodstuffs destined for General Persh ing's forces is reported from Chihua hua City. These cars were recently sent by private shippers of El Paso. YEGGNEN BLOW OPEN BANK; MAKE ESCAPE (Capital News Special Service.) Richfield, May 2.—Professional yeggmen Monday morning between 2 and 3 o'clock, blew the vault In the First National bank at Richfield and secured 2432. They made good their escape and no trace of them has yet been found. Three hundred dollars of the amount was secured from the cash box on top of the safe In the vault and was the receipts of a sale which had been attended by G. G. Schwaner, the cashier of the bank. The other 3132 was secured from the post master's private box, which was In the vault. The yeggmen rifled all the private deposit boxes In the vault and evidently took their time In looking over the effects. LILLE TOWN HALL IS DESTROYED BY FIRE Berlin, May I.—(Wireless)—The town hall at Lille, France, has burned. The librarian, a French woman, se lected most of the valuable books of the famous library and handed them to German soldiers, who formed a chain and removed them from the building. The Lille fire deportment was unable to save the town hall, but retarded the spreading of the flames to neighboring buildings. ments have been completed for the Democrattc state convention to be held hero tomorrow to select the Georgia delegation to the St. Louis convention. Georgia Democrats are a unit In sup port of President Wilson and the dele gates to St. Louis will be Instructed to vote for his renomination Georgia Solidly for Wilson. Macon, Ga„ May 2.—All arrange CAPTURED REBEL OFFICER DECLARES THEY WERE MISLED Dublin, May 2.—"We were not badly led but we were misled," said a cap tured rebel officer today as he stepped on a boat, a prisoner bound for Eng land. His remark was uttered almost In a tone of remorse at having par ticipated In the revolt. He was one of the 489 of all ranks who were cap tured Sunday. The prisoners said when they were ordered to assemble at va rious quarters on Easter Monday, they I had no Idea the leaders had ordained ; that day for the declaration of the Irlsh republic. They reached the meet ; ,1 * 1 pIa K ue 1 , w , i ' t ! onl >; «'srht-hour rations : in the belief th: they were merely to | carry out pra ct'ce maneuvers as they | had done at other times. "We found large supplies of ammunition piled at I the meeting place," said one of the prisoners, "and received orders to de fend the positions. We were told It would only be necessary to hold out until May 2, when foreign troops would land and join us in fighting the Bri tish." Two of the prisoners dressed as men undoubtedly were women. Most of the men seemed exhausted. CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND MAY LOSE HIS OFFICE London, May 2.—Speaking In the house of commons today Premier As quith said he hoped to give an early opportunity for discussion of the mo tion calling for the resignation of AuguBtlns Blrrell, chief secretary for Ireland. The premier declared the bill to be I introduced tomorrow would be one of general and Immediate compulsion. He said the total naval and military effort of the British empire since the begln flve million excluding In I nln * of the war exoee i men - The British arm dla and Including thj dominions, com prised 83 divisions. Asquith later added that communica tion between Ireland and England was now nearly normal. Regarding recruit ing he said the whol : problem would bs dealt with In a single bill. .led 5#e MORE RUSSIAN TROOPS LAND AT MARSEILLES Marseilles, Mlay 2.—AnothSr contin gent of Russian troops arrived here to day. MICHIGAN DELEGATES TO G.O.P. CONVENTION Lansing, Mich., May 2.—Cheered by predictions of success at the polls In November, Michigan Republicans are assembling here In large numbers for the state convention which will be held tomorrow. Practically complete delegations will be present from every county. The business of the conven tion will be to select delegates to the national convention at Chicago. There are several contests for places on the delegation, hut the keen lntest maoi tested in tomorrow's convention la due ; not so much to this fact as to the ! opportunity afforded by the gathering of the party leaders to size up the present situation and outlook with ré gards to the state ticket to be voted for next fail.