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BOISE, IDAHO, SATURDAY, MAY 6, 1916.. VoJ. XXXVI EIGHT PAGES No. 113 TO BE NO BREAK WITH GERMANY RIEF REPLY LIKELY TO BE SENT BY THE UNITED STATES Opinion Prevails That Diplomatic Rela tions Will Continue Unless Germany Violates Pledges Given In Note Washington, May 6.—The official text of Germany's note, fully decoded, was today laid before President Wilson. It shows no material differences from the unofficial text published yesterday. This strengthens the probability that a diplomatic break will be averted, at least for the present. The president will not reach a decision b efore next week, it is said. Cabinet mem bers were asked by the president to give close attention to the document and their opinions will be sought before a formal decision is reached. Administration officials stated Germany doubtless would be given a chance to demonstrate her assurances that submarine commanders had been notified not to sink vessels without warning. Overnight study of the note by cabinet members and other officials did not change the view that probably there would be no break in diplomatic relations unless there were further attacks in violation of international law. There is a possibility that the united States may make a brief reply, notifying Germany that as long as the new or ders to submarine commanders are fully observed diplomatic relations will not be dis continued. Count von Bemstorff, German ambassador, returned today to the embassy from New York. He said he had had no communication from Germany and no reason to visit the state department. The embassy's view that the note is all the United States asked remained unchanged. Several members of the cabinet left Washington today and are not expected back before Monday. Secretary Lansing has gone to Annapolis for the week-end. Secretary Baker is in Cleveland and Postmaster General Burleson is on a short fishing trip. President Wilson read today with careful attention the portion of the note touching on peace. The note says: "The German government, conscious of Germany's strength, twice within the last few months announced before the world its readiness to make peace on a basis of safeguarding Germany's vital interests, thus indicating it is not Germany's fault if peace is still withheld from the nations of Europe, it was indicated the president vould make no further peace moves until the allied gov ernments signified their willingness to receive suggestions on the subject, some officials thought that the German note might possibly drqw forth something from the allies. I » - While BOY ADMITS HE KILLED MOTHER WITH SHOT GUN Confesses That His First Story That His Father Did the Shooting Was Not True. Portsmouth, May S.—George Jordan, eight years old, confessed today, offi cials said, that he killed his mother with a shot gun. He did not know it was loaded. Last Wednesday he said his father killed his mother because ate did not get up early enough to get his breakfast. His father was charged with murder. His brother Fred, aged three, told the police George did the killing. Asked by the probate judge if his brother's accusation was true George hung his head and raid it was. He said he did not know the gun was loaded when he pulled the trigger and the shot went into his mother's head. Neighbors found the body of Mrs. Jordan Tuesday afternoon. The four ;ons and their father were arrested immediately. Mississippi Vallsy Suffragists. Minneapolis, Minn, May C.—Page after page of Minneapolis hotel regis ters filled today with the names of prominent women suffragists from all of the middle and southern states. The visiting women are here as delegates to the annual conference of the Mis sissippi Valley Equal Suffrage asso ciation, which is to hold forth In the Twin Cities during the ensuing four days. The proceedings will be opened with a mass meeting in the Auditorium tomorrow afternoon at Carrie Chapman Catt of New York, president of the national suffrage or ganization, will be the principal speaker. hich Mrs. Ohio Knights of Columbus. Akron, O., May 6.—The vanguard of delegates and visitors to the annual state convention of the Knights of Co lumbus arrived here today. The con vention will be opened tomorrow with u special pontifical mass. The busl sessions will occupy Monday and nos» Tuesday and will be participated in by representatives of the branch organ atlons la aU part« of Ohio, MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR THE VICTIMS OF New York, May 6.—Tomorrow will be the first anniversary of the sink ing of the steamship Lusitania, which was sent to the bottom by a German torpedo off the southern coast of Ireland on May 7 last, carrying to a watery grave more than 1100 men, women and children, including about 100 Americans. Among the notable victims of the disaster were Alfred G. Vanderbilt, Elbert Hubbard, Charles Frohman and Charles Klein. In order that the cause of humanity may be repaired and advanced in the world, so that the non-combatants who lost their lives when the Lusitania was sunk may not have died in vain, a public meeting to the memory of the American women and children sacri ficed will be held in Carnegie hall to morrow afternoon. Haven Putnam, president of the Amer ican Rights committee, will preside, and among the speakers will be the Rev. Dr. Randolph H. McKim of Wash ington, Professor Franklin H. Giddings of Columbia university, Lawrence Godkin and James B. Townsend. Major George GERMANS CAPTURE CAPTIVE BALLOONS Berlin, May 6.—(Wireless)—A large number of French captive balloons broke loose, owing to a sudden storm and were driven over the German lines. Over fifteen were captured by Ger many. 'Uncle Joe" Reaches Four-Score. Washington, May 6.—"Uncle Joe" Cannon, representative in congress of the Eighteenth Illinois district, former speaker of the house, and probably the most widely known figure in public life In Washington, is preparing for a quiet celebration tomorrow of his eightieth birthday. Mr. Cannon car ries his four-score years lightly and to look at him few would suspect that he was active in helping to manage the nation's affairs when many of his present colleagues were still in their cradles. In connection with his eigh tieth birthday anniversary Mr. Cannon will also celebrate the rounding out of his twentieth congressional term. It Is the longest service on record in either house of oongresa, FRENCH ADMIT m 1 THE LOSS OF TRENCHES Paris, May 6. — (Official). — The French have evacuated a part of their trenches on the northern slope of Hill No. C04 on the Verdun front west of the Meuse as a result of an unu: ually vio lent bombardment by heavy German guns. All efforts of the Germans to ad vance were checked by the French guns. A fresh German division suffered great losses. The French repulsed with bayonets an attack north and northwest of Hill No. 304. AUSTRIANS ATTACK Berlin, May 6.—(Wireless)—Austrian naval aeroplanes Thursday bombarded Avlona in the morning and Brindisi in the afternoon. Alvona batteries, port establishments, and the aeronautic sta tion were several times effectively hit. Wiehington Republicans Meet. North Yukima, Wash., May 6.—The! Republican state convention opened here today with Charles Hebberd of Spokane, temporary chairman. Dele gates to the nat onal convention will be appointed. AERIAL ATTACK MADE ON ALBANIAN PORT Rome, May 6.—(Official)—Four Ital ian hydro-aeroplanes yesterday effec tively Dombarded the Albanian seaport of Durazzo. All the machines returned to their base unharmed. Adsmson-Newland» Bill Approved, Washington, May 6.—The senate in terstat commerce committee today ap proved the Adutnson-Newlunds bill to! enlarge the interstate commerce com mission from seven to nine members. The bill has already passed thg house, tf mm W LEADER PUT TO DEATH Dublin, Mar 6.—(Official)—Major John McBride, eighth leader of the Sinn Fein rebellion to suffer death sentence by courtmartial, has been shot. The sentences of Thomas Hunter and William Cosgrove, who were sen tenced to death with McBride, were commuted to life Imprisonment. Joseph Plunkett, one of the rebellion leaders, was married an hour before he was put to death to Miss Giffard, sister of Mrs. Thomas MacDonagh, widow of one of the first rebels who was put to death after courtmartial. SUIT FOR LIBEL AGAINST FORD BY THE NAVY LEAGUE Washington, May 6.—The Navy League today filed a libel suit in dis trict supreme court against Henry Ford of Detroit, asking $100,000 dam ages. The suit alleged libel In some of Ford's published statements oppos ing military preparedness. WILL SUPPLY POWER FOR PUMPING PLANTS IN ROBERTS SECTION (Capital News Special Service.) Roberts, May 6.—The Utah Power & Light company is completing Its line Into Roberts and about June 1 Roberts will be heated and lighted by electric ity. Besides light and heat for the town power '/ill be furnished to pump water on about 70,000 acres of land, lc,000 acres of which will only be a five foot lift and 60,000 a seven and a half foot lift. At present the Butte Market Lake ditch is furnishing water to approxi mately 22,000 acres. All of this land is adjacent to Roberts. In addition to this there is a prosperous dry farming sec tion In proximity to Roberts. GLINN TO DELIVER THE KEYNOTE SPEECH Washington, May 8.—President Wil son's conference with Fred B. Lynch of the Democratic nat'onal committee, it is learned, resulted In the president ap proving the selection of former Gov ernor Glinn of New York to deliver the Keynote address us temporary chairman of the Democratic national convention. Speaker Clark, it Is expected, will be Invited to be permanent chairman. About 25,000 applications for seats have been received. The capacity of the con vention hall is 11,000, Including 5000 places for delegates, alternates and newspapermen. Golf Champion Gardner Weds. Chicago, May 6.—Robert A. Gardner, a former Yale athlete and present na tional amateur golf ehumpion, was married today to Miss Katherine Fran ces Keep, daughter of Mr. and Mts. Chancey Keep of this city. The mar riage ceremony was performed at Christ Reformed Episcopal church in the presence of a large gathering of relatives and friends of the bride and bridegroom. ! i i Applied Proverb of Modern Business! "One of these days is none of these days." The man who Is always think ing about advertising, who is go ing to take it up "some of these days'' never gets there. By the time he gets around to It his business lias died of dry rot. Settle the advertising prob lem now. Settle it the right way—and that way will lead you to the advertising columns of the mod ern daily newspaper. If you want advice or sugges tions write a note to the Bureau of Advertising. American News paper Publishers Association, World Building, New York. CAVALRY SURPRISES AND ROUIS BAND OF VILLISTAS Forty-Two Mexicans Left Dead on Field After an Encounter Between Squadron of Eleventh Cavalry and Bandits Field Headquarters near Namiquipa, May 6.—(By wireless to Columbus)—A full squadron of 230 men of the Eleventh cavalry surprised and routed a much larger force of Villistas at Ojo-Azulee, 17 miles south of Cusihuiriachic. By actual county 42 Mex icans were killed and a number wounded. There were no American casualties. The American command under Major Robert L. Howze had been pursuing Villistas under General Cruz Dominguez and Julio Acosto for several days when they encoun tered them yesterday, encamped in a huddled adobe at Ojo-Azules. The Mexicans were utterly surprised and sprang from their pallets half clothed. After firing a few wild shots they began their flight, each man shifting for himself. Some of them were able to seize horses, already jaded from a hard day's ride previously, but others made their way into the hills afoot. In Major Howze 's report he said the rout had been absolute and that he was still pursuing the scattered remnant of the band, which had been the largest remaining un der the Villa standard. Yesterday's victory gave much satisfaction to military men here, who believe the band was the same as that defeated at Tomichi by Colonel Dodd's command. 4 El Paso, May 6.—General Pershing's official report of the defeat of Villa men at Ojo-Azules by Major Howze is described as a cavalry charge with pistols, the first to occur since the operations were begun. The men had ridden 30 miles. The pursuit of the scattered Mexicans continued for two hours. General Pershing had secured infor mation that the band was near Ojo-Azules two days before. It was said to have at tacked and defeated a Carranza force a few days before that. The commanders were Cruz Dominguez, Antonio Angeles and Julio Acosto. General Pershing reported 48 dead were counted. Seventy-five horses and mules were taken from the Mexicans, to gether with six Carranza prisoners they were holding for execution. Many wounded are reported, but the number is not given._ ~ _ BE PLEASED AT DUBLIN Dublin, May 6.—James M. Sullivan, former American minister to Santo Domingo, who has been imprisoned in a Dublin castle for several days on the charge of being implicated in the Irish rebellion, will probably be re leased today, officials said. American Consul Adams, who has been active In his behalf, made several trips to the castle and conferred with high offi cials. RIGGS BANK CASE TO GO TO TRIAL MONDAY Washington, May 6.—Monday is the day fixed for beginning the trial in the district supreme court of the of ficers of the Riggs National bank on charges of perjury In connection with their suit against Secretary McAdoo and Comptroller Williams alleging con spiracy to wreck the institution. The defendants in the case are Charles C. Glover, president; W. J. Flather, vice president, and H. H. Hather, former cashier of the Riggs National bank. The indictments against them were returned on Oct L 1915, and were based on disclosures made by the failure of the banking house of Lewis Johnson & Co., on whose books were records of over 6000 speculative transactions under the name of the Riggs bank. President Glover and the two Messrs. Flather had made an affidavit as officers of the bank that the bank had never bought or sold stocks through the Johnson firm. They held that the accounts with Lewis Johnson & Co. were conducted for customers of the Riggs bank, the bank incurring no possibility of gain or loss, but the grand Jury returned indictments against the three men for perjury. King George's Anniversary. London, May «. —The sixth anniver sary of the accession of King George V. to the throne of Great Britain and Ireland was observed today with the firing of the customary royal salutes In London and Windsor and at the va rious military and naval stations throughout the United Kingdom, VETERANS OF ARMIES OF THE CONFEDERACY WILL HOLD REUNION Birmingham, Ala., May 6.—One week from today the surviving veterans of the armies of the Confederacy will be flocking into Birmingham for their annual national reunion. The gen eral committee is preparing for SO.OQO visitors, and it is believed fully this number will be here. The arrange ments for their reception and enter tainment are of the most perfect and elaborate character. Accompanying the old soldiers will be hundreds of Daughters of the Confederacy, Sons of Confederate Veterans, and members of other organizations that will have a part In the reunion. The program of the entire five days of the reunion is being arranged so as to provide many interesting fea tures. The street and building decor ations promise to be the most elaborate ever seen in Birmingham. Capital park, near the center of the city, will be made a general rendezvous for re newing acquaintances. At the State Fair Grounds a great camp will be erected to accommodate thousands of veterans absolutely free. A spirited but friendly contest is promised this year for the office of commander-in-chief. The names of two Texans are men tioned in connection with the honor. They are General Felix Robertson Crawford and General K. M. Van Zandt, the present commander of the Trans Mississippi department. Another can didate will be General George P. Har rison of Opelika, Ala. in ALL QUIET TODAY. AT DOMINICAN CAPITAL Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, May 6.—Hostilities which broke out here yesterday, as the outgrowth of an attempt to overthrow the regime of ^General Jiminez, resulting n several persons being lulled, were suspended today. The diplomatic corps are en deavoring to effect an amicable solu tion of the troubles. The republic out side of Santo Domingo remains quiet. Csll for Bsnk Statements. Washington. May 6.—The comptroller of the currency has issued a call to national banks for a report of their condition at the close of business Mon day, May 1. . _ HAÏTIEN senate IS DISPERSED BY Persisted in Meeting in Spite of Ordere Given by Rear Admiral Caperton of United States Navy. Port Au Prince, May 6.—Members o* the Haïtien senate, who persisted in meeting in spite of the warning of Rear Admiral Caperton, In command of American forces here, were dispersed today by a detachment of gendarmes, commanded by an American officer. The senators protested but offered no resistance. Mrs. Wilson in Pageant. Washington, May 6.—Mrs. Wilson, wife of the president, took a leading part In the pageant given in Washing ton today in celebration of the one hundredth anniversary of the forma tion of the American Bible society. The pageant portrayed leading events in the history of the English Bible, from its translation by Martin Luther down to the present time. In further celebration of the centenary a publlo meeting is to be held in Memorial hall tomorrow, with President Wilson as the principal speaker. Bible Society Century Old. New York, May 6.—The American Bible society tomorrow will round out Its first century of existence, having been organized May 7, 1816, at a con vention of 35 state and local Bible socletie.- which met in this city. Elab orate preparations for a suitable ob servance of the centennial have been made by the parent organization and i Its numerous branches. The official 1 celebration will be held in Carnegie hall in this city next Tuesday. SKULL NOT THAT Of MRS. BELLE GUNNESS Laporte, Ind., May 6.—Authorities of the city and county today ridiculed at fantastic a tale told by a private in vestigator who attempted to prove that a skull said to have been found in the house of a negress who recently died) might be that of Mrs. Belle Gunness of "murder tarm" fames "