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No. 117
Another Meeting Will Be Held Today'
* Between Generals Scott and Obregon
Mexican War Minister Remains
Hopeful of a Satisfactory Outcome
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Joint Patrol Is Proposed.
El Paso, May 10.—No ansiver has been received
•Î» from Washington to General Scott's message re
•b porting General Obregon 's proposal for the joint
•}* patrol of the international border. General Scott
said the conference scheduled for today would be
% held regardless of whether a reply was received.
General Funston said he had no idea when he
•f* would get back to headquarters at Fort Sam
4» Houston. This is taken to indicate that today's
conference might not be the last. From Juarez
•b came reports that General Obregon was optimis
tic regarding the outcome of the conference.
Washington, May 10.—Secretary Baker informed
President Wilson today that the conference between Gen
erals Scott and Obregon last night was not conclusive and
that it would be continued today. It was indicated that
the outlook is more favorable for an agreement being
reached. The points of difference were not revealed.
General Scott advised Secretary Baker that no for
jnal counter proposition had been submitted by General
N%regon, but Obregon had arranged to submit a paper
containing his views today. General Scott did not advise
the department what counter proposals were under consid
Secretary Baker today received an offer from Gov
ernor Baldwin, of Hawaii, tendering the services of the
Hawaiian National Guard.
El Paso, May 10.—General Pershing
was today, ordrad to begin a greater
concentration of troops,
tachments still operating as far south
■ San Antonio, it Is reported, will be
WKhdrawn to Colonia Dublan.
■ General Funston said the coast guard
ordered to the border would be assigned
to towns which it could best protect.
The militia will be divided among the
towns, bridges and easily accessible
points with close communication, re
lieving the cavalry now doing patrol
duty for service in Isolated sections of
the border. Two troops of the Twenty
first infantry left El Paso to guard the
big bridge near Del Rio, on the South
ern Pacific line.
Those de
Columbus, May 10.—Fears begotten
In rumors circulated last night, were al
layed here today by a reconnaissance
flight by Captain T. F. Dodd of the
During the night
army aero corp *».
Btories became current on the streets
and on the military resrvation that
3500 Carranza soldiers were marching
Columbus and that General Per
shing's rear guard had been attacked.
Machine guns were mounted in some
parts of the camp and soldiers were
kept close to the barracks. To inves
■gate. Dodd flew over a territory 75
fillies south and wes c" Columbus. He
reported seeing no Mexican soldiers
and that all was quiet along the border.
San Anton j . May 10.—Army officers !
at Fort Scm l. mist on began today lay
Ing out camp sites for the militia and I
regular troops that 111 begin arriving
here within a few days, subject to the
orders of General Funston. The total
number of men to be mobilized here
will exceed 5000. Coast artillery com
panies which were ordered here will be
held at the fort for distribution later.
It Is Indicated the militia will be given
border station:! before the coast artillery
U gent out
Laredo, Tex., May 10.—One million
rounds of rifle ammunition which Mex
icans attempted to smuggle across the
river into Mexico last night was con
fiscated by troops here. It Is believed
the ammunition was intended for the
use of bandits In Mexico.
Vancouver, Wash., May 10.—Orders
were received today at Vancouver bar
racks for the headquarters and second
battalion of Twenty-first infantry to
proceed to Yuma) Ariz., and for the
first battalion to ko to Nosales, Ariz.
The troops will leave tomorrow.
Seattle, May 30.
at Fort Lawton, was today ordered to
The Second hat
fourteenth regiment, stationed
depart for Douglas, Ariz., for extended
field service.
Spokane, May 10.—The Third battal
ion. Fourteenth infantry, entrained to
day for service on the Mexican border
and departed via Billings, Denver and
Delhart, Tex.
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New York. May 10.—Five workmen
were killed in an explosion yesterday
in the plant of the Atlas Powder coin
pany at the end f Lake Hopatcong, ac
cording to a statement issued by Pres
ident W. J. Webster, who made no esti
mate of the number Injured.
The explosion wa in the dynamite
mixing department. The operations are
carried on in a number of small build
ings. and four of these were destroyed.
The damage was confined entirely to a
section of the plant working on regular
domestic commercial operations. The
entire loss is covered by insurance and
replacement will he made.
Washington, May 10.—Reopening of
the public hearings on the nomination
of Louis D. Brandels to the supreme
court was ordered today by the senate
judiciary committee for Inquiring Into
Brandels' connection with the proposed
merger several years ago of the United
, Cigar Stores company and the Rlker
! liegeman chain of drug stores. Louis
! K. Leggett, of Boston, George W. An
derson, federal attorney, of Boston,
have been summoned to appear In that
connection Friday.
Great Granite Pile Is to Be:
Converted Into Perma
nent Memorial to the Lost
Atlanta, G a., May 10.—Stone moun
tain, the great granite pile near At
I lanta, which is to be converted into
a permanent memorial to the confed
eracy, was formally dedicated to the
cause today. Delegations representing
the United Confederate Veterans,
Daughters of the Confederacy and vari
ous affiliated societies, Journeyed to
the mountain, a distance of about 16
miles from this city, and with Interest
ing ceremonies raised the confederate
colors over the huge eminence, where
the colossal memorial is to be carved
out of the solid gTanite face of the
mountain. Actual w'ork on the memor
ial is to begin at an early date under
the direction of Gutzon Borglum, the
sculptor engaged for the task by the
Stone Mountain Memorial association.
On the face of the mountain, 3000 feet
across and 1000 feet in height, will be
depicted the story of the "lost cause"
In everlasting figures of granite. The
prospective plan is to transform the
stone Into a hall with columns hewn
from the face of the mountain without
any resort to the builder's method of
placing stone on stone. The facade will
have three colossal figures, the central
one being General Robert E. Lee, who
will be flanked by "Stonewall" Jack
son and Joseph Johnston. Two wings
of an army in action will come from
the east and the west, behind the two
figures, making a splendid array of
horse and foot soldiers. Many years
of work and an estimated expenditure
of not less than $2,000,000 will be
qulred to complete the project.
New York, May 10.—For the third
time this year the monthly statement
of the unfilled orders for the United
States Steel Corporation, Issued today,
broke all records. Orders stood, April
30, at 9,829,661 tons, an Increase
498,550 tons over those of March 31.
Damage to Early Fruit.
(Capital Ne ws Spe dal Service)
Emmett, May 10.—The
dropped here last nigh : to 29 degrees,
the coldest at this season of the
for a number of years,
fruit Is reported killed, especially early
Much of the
Chicago, May 10.—Thousands of men
were added yesterday to the list of
those on strike.
Six hundred cutters of the Amalga
mated Garment Workers quit, throwing
the trade into confusion. Three thou
sald employes of local tanneries walked
out. They demanded an inccrease of 45
per cent in wages, having declined a
compromise offer of 30 per cent.
Five hundred employes of the Chi
cago Screw company walked out, de
manding higher wages and shorter
The strike of employes of the Inter
national Harvester company' continued.
Five hundred employes returned to
work, but walked out again when de
mands of their committee were refused.
The demands Included the closed shop,
and this was promptly refused.
The strike of the cutters. It is said,
will throw several thousand other gar
ment workers out of employment even
If they are not called out.
Berlin, May 10.—(Official)—In an
engagement off the Belgian coast Mon
day, between German and British tor
pedo craft, a British destroyer was
badly damaged by artillery lire. Two
German torpedo boats, while recon
noitering, met live British torpedo
boat destroyers. The German craft
were unharmed.
Want T. R. for Nominee.
Mitchell, S. D„ May 10.—A •
state conference Is being held •
here today for the announced •
purpose of crystallizing senti- •
ment In South Dakota in favor •
of Theodore Roosevelt's noml- •
nation by the Chicago conven- •
tion as the Republican candidate •
for president.
Parcel Post and Stamp Sales
for First Half of April
Compared With the Same
Period of 1915.
The parcel post business at the
Boise postoffice continues to show a
steady increase. Fr
of this year, the parcel post depart
ment has handled 106,431 pounds of
mall, making an average of four and
one-tenth tons dally. The number of
packages totalled 20,946, which Is an
increase of 33 per cent over the num
ber handled during the first half of
April in 19X6.
"Parcel Post" Gavin has made some
comparative figures of the number of
packages sent and received and the
number handled by the different deliv
ery departments of the Boise office.
The comparisons show that a notable
Increase has been made In all depart
ments, as compared with the number
handled from April 1 to April 16, 1915,
During the first half of April, 1916,
the total amount of postage sales
amounted to $1900.80, which is an in
crease of 21 per cent over the amount
received during the same period in
1916. The total number of packages
mailed at the Boise office was 16,437, an
increase of 43 per cent. There were
4508 packages received for delivery
from other offices, which is 5t4 per
cent more than a year ago, during the
first half of April. There were mailed
at this office for local delivery, 717
packages, which shows an Increase of
351 per cent. Through the general de
livery window there were 810 packages
given out, an Increase of 120% percent.
The city carriers delivered 1110 pack
ages, which was a decrease of 20 per
cent, which is explained by the fact
that the automobile parcel post delivery
has been given the greater bulk of de
livery work. The rural carriers deliv
ered 479 packages. Increasing the vol
ume of business 6 per cent. Special
delivery' carriers delivered 45 peonages,
an Increase of 10 ner'cent. and tbe au
tomobile delivery handled 2781 pack
ages, making an increase of 28 1/7 per
April 1 to 15,
Paris, May 10.—(Official)—Activity
on the Verdun front has decreased.
Artillery action west of the Meuse is
less pronounced, and east of the river
Is only Intermittent. An attack on
French trenches between Oise and
Aisne has been repulsed. •
Meeting of Short Lina Roads.
New Orledns, May 10.—Problems of
special Importance to the smaller lines
of railway are to be threshed out at
the annual convention of the Short
Line Railroad Association of the South,
which met In this city today for a two
day session. The attendance at the
meeting includes more than 200 dele
gates representing various short lines
In 13 southern states. x ,
Saratoga Springs, N. Y., May 10.—
The Methodist Episcopal church gener
al conference today adopted a resolu
tion requesting congress to enact a law
prohibiting the sale and manufacture
of spirituous liquors n the Hawaiian
Islands. The same proposal was re
ferred to a committee yesterday, after
criticism had been expressed of a
phrase in the resolution which was
characterized as reflecting on the mor
als of United States soldiers. The ref
erence was eliminated in the resolution
adoptod today.
National Conference of
Charities and Correction
Convenes at Indianapolis
for Annual Session.
Indianapolis, Ind., May 10.—Amer
ica's part in relieving distress In the
war-ridden countries of Europe, and
measures of preparedness for dealing
with the mass of human wreckage
which Is expected to be cost on our
shores after the conclusion of the con
flict, are leading toplCB to be discussed
at the 43rd annual meeting of tbe Na
tional Conference of Charities and
Correction, which convened in Indian
apolis today for an entire week's ses
sion. First-hand Information concern
ing present conditions in Europe will
be furnished by a number of speakers,
among them Ernest P. Bicknell, direct
or of civilian relief of the American
Red Crops.
In addition to problems arising from
the war the conference will consider a
wide variety of questions relating to
the care of the sick, the relief of the
poor and Indigent, the reform of the
criminal classes, and the best methods
for treating the feeble-minded and oth
er unfortunates. Meeting in conjunc
tion with the general conference, a
number of allied organizations will hold
their annual sessions. Among them will
be the National Children's Home so
ciety, the National Conference of Jew
ish Charities, the National Probation
association, and the American Associa
tion of Officials of Charity and Cor
Confederate Memorial Day.
Raleigh, N. C., May 10.—Memorial
day In honor of the Confederate dead
was observed today throughout North
and South Carolina. It was a legal
holiday In the two states and schools,
banks and public offices were closed.
Olympia, Wash., May 10.—Governor
Lister today appointed J. E. Wilson,
Republican, now assistant attorney
general; E. W. Olson, state labor com
missioner, of Walla Walla, and F. I.
Gill, of Spokane, to be members of the
state Industrial insurance commission,
to take office June 1. The present com
missioners were requested to resign be
cause of a scandal resulting from the
looting of the state Industrial insur
ance fund. Olson and Gill are Demo
Duluth, Minn., May 10.—A graphic
story of the loss of the steamer S. R.
Kirby, which broke In two In a Lake
Superior gale Monday and sank with 20
of her crew, was told here yesterday.
The steamer bro! e In two without a
moment's warning, according to Sec
ond Mate Joseph Mudra, one of the two
men rescued. Captain David Gerardin
sank with his ship.
"The ship went down with such ra
pidity that I could scarcely believe my
eyes," said Mudra. 'In less than three
minutes cabins had broken loose and
rafts were afloat. Thi water became
Ted from contact with the ore In the boat
as the ore leaked through the sides cf
the vessel. I did not see any of the
men come up out of the forecastle.
They must have been caught there.
The doors to the forecastle must have
been bent out of shape by the buckling
of the steamer and the crew was
Notice Is Given That Commander of Sub
marine Which Torpedoed the Ship Has
Been Punished and Promise of Rep
aration Made
Washington, May 10.—Ambassador Gerard today
cabled Secretary Lansing that a new note on the Sussex
case had been handed him and was now on its way to
Washington. It has been indicated Germany now admits
attacking the Sussex, gives notice that the submarine
commander responsible has been punished and promises
to make reparation.
Chester, Pa., May 10.—The British
steamer Kinmouth, arriving from Cape
Haytlen, reported that on Monday
about 100 miles southeast of Delaware,
Bhe was stopped by two French battle
ships, which Inquired If the Kinmouth
had seen German submarines with
three cruisers, proceeding towarTl New
York. The battleships were equipped
with steel nets strung ulong their sides.
It la_belleved they were searching for
supposed submarines recently reported
near the American coast.
Lord Lieutenant Resigns.
London, May 10. The Marquis of Crew
announced In the house of
today that Baron Wlmborne, lord lieu
tenant of Ireland, had resigned.
London, May 10.—Tbe British esti
mate of German casualties in April, Is
sued officially, places the total at 91,162.
The number of German casualties since
the beglnnig of the war is gLven at
2.288,079. This Includes killed, died of
sickness, prisoners, missing, severely
wounded and slightly wounded. The
; figures do not include naval or colonial
Chicago, May 10.—Among the first
delegates to the Republican national
convention here in June to arrive is
Mrs. Louise F. Lusk of Misso. la, Mont.,
who is here to stay until After the con
vention. She is one of the eight dele
gates elected in Montana statewide pri
maries. The delegation is instructed to
vote for Cummins.
Big Libel Suit Brought.
Washington, May 10.—Henry Lane
Wilson, former ambassador to Mexico,
today brought a $360,000 libel suit in
local courts against Norman Hapgood,
the published. Wilson bases his suit
on publications regarding the Mexican
Great March for Preparedness.
New York, May 10.—More than 125,
000 men and women have enrolled as
marchers In the Citizens' Preparedness
Parade to be held In this city next
Saturday. It la predicted that the pa
rade will be the greatest civic proces
sion In history, outnumbering by 30,000
or 40.000 the Sound Money Parade in
this city In 1898. Every trade and pro
fession will have a contingent In line.
There will be 25,000 women marchers.
London, May 10.—Premier Asquith
today told the house of commons there
was reason to believe there would be
no further necessity to proceed to ex
treme measures with Irish rebels, al
though he would give no undertaking to
that effect.
Robert Samuel, home secretory, said
the government would have been guilty
of unpardonable weakness If It had not
meted out stern punishment to those
guilty In Ireland. Samlel thought it
would be found the nufliber of cases
in which It was necessary to enfôrce
the extreme penalty was nearing an
end, If Indeed the end had not already
been reached.
Baltimore, May 10.—The faction led
by former Governor P. L. Goldsborough
was defeated In the Republican state
convention here yesterday, and the four
delegates at large to the national con
vention at Chicago represented by the
regular organization were elected.
They are: General Felix Agnus, pub
lisher of the Baltimore American; O.
E. Weller, defeated Republican candi
date for governor at the last election;
Walter B. Miller and Dr. J. McPherson
The Chicago delegation Is nntnatniot
ed, although some of the district dele
gates are known to have strong Hughes
or Roosevelt leanings.
Resolutions were adopted arraigning
the Democratic tariff and condemning
"the feeble and vacillating foreign pol
icy of the present Democratic adminis
tration at Washington," and Its "fail
ure to take any steps toward proper
provision for the common defense."
Cheyenne, Wyo„ May 10.—Argu
ments were begun today In the trial of
William L. Carlisle, charged with train
robbery In connection with a
Pacific passenger train at Corlette,
April 21. Under agreement it was ex
pected the case will be In the Jury's
hands today.
International Wedding In New York.
New York, May 10.—The Church of
St. Ignatius Loyola In this city
the scene of an international wedding
yesterday afternoon, when Miss Marie
Duldet Duryee, the elder daughter of
Mrs. Samuel Sloan Auchincloss, be
came the bride of Fal de Saint Phalle,
a son of the Count
Pierre de
France. Many leaders In the fashion
able society of New York attended the
marriage ceremony and the reception
which followed at the home of the
bride's mother.
and Countess
Saint Phalle, of Nievre,

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