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EVENING CAPITAL NEWS © «css % Û %±4 \^3TO&y BOISE, IDAHO, THURSDAY, MAY 11,1916. No. 118 Vo). XXXVI EIGHT PAGES AMERICANS WARNED TO LEAVE A fra S ARF TOID TO UnùULÙAKL IULU IU USE OWN DISCRETION AS TO LEAVING POSTS Instructions Sent to the Representatives ► of the American Government In Various Parts of Mexico by the State Dep artment at Washington + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + Negotiations Are Resumed. El Paso, Tex., May 11.—Negotiations looking •b toward the settlement of the American-Mexican •I* military question were resumed here at 10 o'clock 4* this morning between Generals Scott, Funston 4» and Obregon. The conference was held in Gen W eral Scott's private car. * 4* * 4* * 4 4» 4 * 4* * Washington, May 11.—Secretary Lansing today sent American consuls in Mexico instructions to warn Ameri cans now residing in Mexico to leave there. This is a re iteration of previous instructions. The consuls were au thorized to leave their posts and return to the United States if they deem it necessary for their safety. Under the instructions they will use their own discretion. TO MOUNT TROOPS ON TEXAS PONIES E1 Paso, May 11.—General Funston desires to strengthen the border patrol by mounting 2000 infantrymen on Texas ponies. He plans to make this recommendation to Secretary Baker because the available forces of cavalry ||m- patrol purposes have become prac tically exhausted. General Funston points out that Texas pontes are suited for patrol work, being able to maintain themselves on the scanty grasses along the Mexican border, where regular cav alry mounts are hardly able to exist. General Funston thought Major Lang horne's troops Grande with a good chance of overtak lng the Mexican raiders who, it is thought, will be retarded by wagons loaded with their loot from Glenn Springs. the Rio -ell over EIGHTH CAVALRY CROSSES THE RIVER -Command Marathon, Tex., May 11. Langhorne, with two troops of the Eighth cavalry, who crossed the Rio Mtinde Into Mexico last night, is mak Kg hls way rapidly southward today. er OFFICERS ARE SENT BACK TO COMMANDS , Washlngton, May 11. Line o( * ic, ' rs ssslgned to various service schools, Including the army war colege, will I hurry back to their commands, as will all officers now available for duty in the field, either In connection with I training National Guardsmen or with Ureglments. The forceB on the border I will get their full complement of offi cers. LIBERAL POLICY ON FAVORED IN CONGRESS j Conservation along sensible lines is the program of congress, states F. Johnson, president of the Electric Mtteatment company, who arrived home (resterday from Washington, where he attended the National Con servation congress In which there was a bitter fight over the question of wa ter power. The liberal element was in vast majority, said Mr. Johnson, and the resolutions favoring the Shields bill and the Myers bill were passed by a •vote of 116 to 39. Eastern delegates as well as western believed In a liberal policy and voted with the western dele vatee ae soon ts the conditions were thoroughly explained to them. Mr. Johnson states that Former Governor Hawley was a powe-ful factor for the west in the convention and did some/ excellent work in favor of liberal p 'lcy and against tying up ' development under a stringent conservation pro of D. C„ PICTURE SHOW EIRE COSTS 26 LIVES Norfolk, Va., May 11.—Twenty-six negroes, all women and children ex cept one, perished In the fire which last night destroyed a motion picture theater, after a gasoline explosion, at Wallncetown, near here. A number of the children were trampled to death In the rush to escape. CARLISLE IS GIVEN LIFE TERM IN PRISON Cheyenne, Wyo.. May 11.—William L. Carlisle was today sentenced to life im prisonment in district count in con formity with the Jury's recommenda j on y es t er day. after a verdict of guilty ,,f robbing a Union Pacific passenger t ra ) n bad been returned. Carilrie will be Ken t to the penitentiary late today, FOR SUBMARINE BASES AT THE PANAMA CANAL Washington, May 11.—Secretaries Daniels and Baker and the Panama canal authorities today joined in a re commendation 'o congress for an ap propriation of $2,955,000 for submarine bases at the Panama canal to be im mediately available. Secretary Baker advised the ho 'ae: "The secretary of the navy thinks it most Important that these submarine bases be L.tablished at the earliest practicable date." LARGE CLASS WILL RECEIVE DIPLOMAS relp. Hazel (Capital News Special Service) Fruitland, May 11.—Fruitland high school has the largest graduating class this year in its istory. Those who will receive diplomas are Marian Esther Robinscn, Irene Margie Puchert, Clara Mae Royston, Enid B. Idaho Ayers, Golda Lois Wells, Fannie H. Peacock, Nellie Burnett, Jennie Shamberger, Martha Stephens, Daphne McKeown, Nellie Josephine Holt, Phil L. Carpenter, Lafayette Royston, M. R. Powell, Lyle M. Brown, Louie E. Ra mey, Herbert A. Homan, Ben F. Harris, Fred \V. Schmid, George Harold Perry, Robert B. Harris, Horace Grant Gard ner and Walter 2. Schmid, COLONEL MORIN .» rnpryDpn IN TEXAS Corpus Christi, Tex., May 11.—Col onel Morin, formerly a Villa officer charged with formln a plot for an up rising In this vicinity, was arrested 12 miles south of Antonio last night by the United States marshal. He was heavily armed. Important papers are said to have been found on his person. He re sisted but was overpowered. Morin had been working out a plot among Mex icans here for an uprising against Americans. ANOTHER FREEZE ADDS TO DAMAGE TO IDAHO FRUIT Reports From Points in Southern Idaho Are of a Discouraging Nature — Prunes Suffer Most. Reports from the fruit belts of southern Idaho following the heavy frosts of Tuesday and Wednesday nights are discouraging for the damage to prunes, peaches, apricots, cherries and grapes is severe—Just how severe it will take a week to tell. The prunes were hit the hardest and on the reports received today there is no reason to change the statement made yesterday that the damage will run Into hundreds of thousands of dollars. What makes the situation more serious is the fact that the United States weather bureau predicts another frost for tonight. The weather was cool during the entire day with a strong wind blowing from the northwest. The undamaged fruit yesterday after the first freeze was partly killed last night and this morning. The heaviest damage was done in the Payette and Boise valleys. The Weiser valley fruit was not seriously injured. Reports re ceived by the state horticultural de partment from Glenns Ferry, Gooding, Twin Falls and Buhl indicate the damage there was heavy. While some of the apple blossoms were nipped generally speaking the apples have so far escaped heavy damage. It may look more serious for them after to night's frost, heavy frosts tonight may forearm some D f the orchard owners w ho may there Heavy Frosts Tonight. The weather bureau's warning of by be able to save some of the fruit far undamaged. Warmer weather is predicted for tomorrow, which will come us a relief. All records for low May tempera ture in the Boise valley and vicinity were broken last night, mercury of the weather bureau ther mometer dropped to 26 degrees above zero, while In other parts of the city thermometers registered as low- as 20 and 21 degrees. On the bench reports are that the mercury dropped below 20. Damage to fruit is reported heavy by horticulturists, who state that the fruit crop will be less than half the usual amount. The heavy frost the night previous did some damage, but the freeze last night was much more severe and even alfalfa, clover and strawberries were wilted down this morning and much early garden truck was injured. Thought Danger Passed. May 6 is regarded as the last dan ger point for fruit Injury by frosts here, but the past two nights have been unusual and Mr. Wells, section director of the weather bureau, In checking back over his records, finds that the temperature was last night than is recorded in any other May month in the history of the weather bureau. The official regis ter, is 25 degrees above zero. Edward Jones, an assistant in the office, w has government tested thermometers at his home, noted that the mercury stood at 21 degrees above zero be tween 6 and 7 o'clock. The lowest o'clock this, .'hen the lower ,-no temperature was morning, according to the record of the weather bureau. at 6 While the fruit growers of the val ley have been hit hard by the two successive freezes and the loss will he heavily felt here, still It will not be as serious as was occasioned by a par tial loss of the fruit crop a few years ago, when the farmers depended en tirely upon fruit. Knowing that there Is an off year occasionally, they have made preparations for Just such a dis aster as has occurred, by having more evenly balanced ranches, they have more cows, hogs and other profitable livestock and are in a posi tion to stand quite a loss without suf fering much financially, owing to the provision made by most of the farmers who know that every few years the fruit crop is hit by frosts. That is BIG AEROPLANE mK |^jn Washington, May 11,—On« of the largest hydroaeroplanes which have been flying between Newport News and Washington fell Into the Potomac river near Mount Vernon, Va, today and was wrecked. Three of the occu pants, badly injured, were rescured by a tug boat Two are missing. The machine fell 100 feet when one of the propellers was thrown off ltB axle. The tugboat picked up the three men and rushed them to an Alexandria hospital. It then returned to search for the other two, who were Louis Krant, mechanician from the Newport News aviation camp, and Charles Good, a student aviator. The machine left the Washington navy yard about 7 o'clock for a flight to Newport News. FOURTEEN HAVE BEEN SHOT IN London, May 11.—Fourteen persons were executed in Ireland, Harold J. Tennant, parliamentary under secre tary for war, said In the house of com mons to-day. Seventy-three were sen tenced to penal servitude and six were imprisoned at hard labor. Casualties *in Ireland, London, May 11.—The number of casualties among civilians in the up rising in Ireland up to May 9 was given by Premier Asquith in the house of commons today as 180 killed and 614 wounded. Socialises Are Sentenced. Edinburgh, May 11.—Three Socialists were today sentenced to Imprisonment under the defense of the realm act in high court hero after pleading guilty to advising muni'ions workers at Glas gow last March to quit work. OH PORT SAD BY Berlin, May 11. — (Wireless)—A Turkish official says two Turkish aero planes dropped bombs successfully April 25 on the drydock and oil tanks at Port Said. A Corfu dispatch yes terday said eight bombs were dropped on Port Said on May 8, causing no property damage, but wounding three civilians. SENATE TO TAKE UP LAND LEASING BILL Washington, May 11.—The mineral land leasing bill has been agreed upon In the senate as the next general legis lative measure to be considered when the rivers and harbors bill can be dis posed of. I CAN'T SAY NO TO A WOMAN! A politician ascribed the pro gress of the suffrage movement to the fact that men could not say "NO" to a woman. And few can, as most hus bands will testify. Advertisers realize that when they gain a woman's eye a sale Is half made. And that Is one reason why manufacturers are turning to the newspapers with their advertis ing. Women are newspaper read ers, as any advertising store keeper will verify. A good article newspaper ad vertised will command a ready and quick sale Manufactures who would like evidence on this score .are in vited to ' vite to the Bureau of Advertising, American Newspa per Publishers Association, World Building, New York. SEVEN HUNDRED MORE JOIN Tlffln, O.. May 11.—As a result of a riot and fatal shooting at the Webster Manufacturing company's plant here last night, the remaining 700 employes Joined the 100 men already on a strike. Four more strikers have been arrested In connection with the killing of Albert Ing of Talley, a spectator, and Georgs Howell, a guard. The strikers de mand Increased wages and nine in stead of 10 hours per day. Latonia, Jr., a striker, and the wound STEAMER IS LOST The Roanoke, Which Sailed From San Francisco May 8, Carrying Crew of 40 Men, Founders. San Luis Obispo, Cal., May IX.—The steamer Roanoke, which left San Fran cisco May 8 for Valparaiso with a crew of 40 men but no passengers, foundered at sea about 100 miles south of San Francisco, according to the story told by three survivors, who in a lifeboat, with the dead bodies of five of their shipmates, drifted ashore here yester day. The survivors, weak and partly de lirious, were unable to give their names or any information of the rest of the crew beyond the fact that four other boats had been launched when the steamer sank. The lifeboat was almost within the line of breakers when it was seen by John Nelson, foreman for the Union Oil company, who at once organized a rescue party which succeeded in get ting the boat safely ashore. At first It was believed that all hands were dead, but under the treatment of the rescuers three showed signs of life, and later one of them revived suffi ciently to say where they were from. This man, who from papers found In his pocket Is believed to be Manuel Lopez, said that the steamer was over loaded and sank during a heavy gale. He said that five boats were launched and that he did not know what had become of the others. There were eight men In each of the boats. The three survivors have been taken to a hospital here. WALL OF WATER WIPES OUT (Capital News Special Service) Drlggs, May 11.—The - Packsaddle reservoir and dam broke last Saturday, In the west mountains. A huge volume of water rushed down the canyon car rying away buildings, farm machinery, animals and everything in its wake. No lives were lost, but there were some narrow escapes. People hearing the noise warned others and fled to the hills. Several farms and crops were destroyed. The damage is estimated at $20,000. The main losers are the widow of William Hill, John W. Hill and Maroni Caldwell. TEACHERS ENGAGED LOR COMING YEAR (Capital News Special Service) Fruitlond. May 11.—The school board met Monday evening and finished the engaging of teachers for the coming year. Professor George Cotton was elected superintendent. For high school principal, J. C. Mcl-tyre of Townsend, Mont., was engaged. He will teach mathematics and manual training. Other teachers will be as follows: Agri culture and science, Allen Klnnison; domestic s lence, Mias Josephine Nic olay of Sandpolnt; eighth grade, Mrs. Higby of Payette; seventh grade, Mias Edna Harris; sixth grade. Miss Elsie Schmid; fifth grade, Mrs. James Deal; fourth grade. Miss Gall White; third grade. Miss Alma Croucu of Emmet'; second grade. Miss Faye Brundage of Fayette; first grade, Miss Bessie Greip. NEITHER FRENCH NOR GERMANS ARE ABLE TO Attacks Made by Both Sides Against Opposing Lines Are Repulsed, Ac cording to the Official Statements Issued at Paris and Berlin Paris, May 11.—(Official)—German troops last night attacked French positions near Vaux Pond on the Ver dun front east of the Meuse. The attack was repulsed. West of the Meuse there was vigorous artillery action near Avocourt wood. Two French Attacks Broken Down. Berlin, May 11.—(Official)—Two French attacks on the Verdun front, one delivered near Deadman's hill and the other at hill No. 304, were broken down with consid erable losses under German fire. MRS. ADAMS ARE Boise Woman Loses Her Claim to Valuable Prop erty Located in New York City. New York, May 11.—Sixty suits In stituted to recover alleged dower rights of Mrs. George W'ashlngton Adams of Boise, Idaho, were discontinued here yesterday under a stipulation signed by counsel for Mrs. Adams and An drew Carnegie, Mrs. Henry C. Phipps and other wealthy persons who, named as defendants, now' are the owners of some $10,000,000 worth of New York City real estate once In possession of the late Edward Tracy, millionaire brewer. Mrs. Adams, who sued as Hortense Tracy, had been ordered to produce a certificate to substantiate her claim that she married Tracy when she was 16 years old, In 1872. She produced a certificate, but according to an af fidavit filed by counsel for the de fendants, the document W'as submitted to a handwriting expert, who declared It a forgery. The certificate bore the signatures of C. E. Stoughton, according to the affidavit, whereas Mrs. Adams had de clared that she was married to Tracy by Rev. Norman Cook Stoughton, once an Episcopal minister in Athens, N. Y. Mrs. Adams was Hortense Pine, the daughter of a builder in Lansingburg, N. Y., at the time of her alleged mar riage. In 1887 she married Adams In Idaho. Tracy, according to the defense, lived as a bachelor until hls death in 1904. Hls property was left to a sis ter. I.ast year Mrs. Adams obtained a Judgment against a holder of prop erty Tracy once owned, and the ac tions dismissed Wednesday were then begun. The costs of these suits, about $17, 000, were ordered entered against the plaintiff. MAY INQUIRE AS TO Washington, May 11.—Secretary Lansing Indicated today that the United States might make Inquiries of the German government regarding the punishment Imposed upon the com mander of the submarine that sank the steamer Sussex. Premier Goes to Dublin. London, May 11,—Premier Asquith announced in the house of 'commons today he felt It to be his duty to go to Dublin today. CO-OPERATION BY METHODISTS HI Committee Recommends That the Church Take Ac tion to Help Improve In dustrial Conditions. Saratoga Springs, N. Y., May 11.— Co-operation by Methodists in efforts to obtain improved industrial condi tions was recommended In reports submitted today to the general confer ence of the Methodist Episcopal church by the Church Federation for Social Service. The report asked the con ference to plan for aiding In procur ing a "living wage" for workers, trade agreements, oo-operatlve ownership and similar measures. The report also urged that churches be used for social purposes and ap proved the developments of parks, playgrounds and community centers. Reform in prison administration was advocated. The report stated there Is present an opportunity for the church to use its influence In aiding offi cials to Inaugurate plans for prison reform rather than punishment in penal institutions. RELICS OF BATTLE OF VERDUN WILL BE SENT TO NEW YORK New York, May 11.—The French government will send here for exhibi tion over 1000 relics of the battle fields of Verdun, especially of the Deadman's hill fights. The exhibit will be shown at a bazaar for the benefit of the entente allies to be held here in June. In the display will be an aero plane in which Pegoud, the famous French flyer, was shot down by Ger man flyers, aeroplanes used by the American flying corps in the French army and machines damaged in bat tles with German airmen. GOOD CROPS IN PR08PECT ON BLACK CANYON PROJECT F. A. Chamberlain, a rancher on the Black Canyon project, was a Boise visitor today on business. He reports that crop indications on the project this season are excellent and that the settlers are all sanguine over the fu ture outlook as the reclamation serv ice has token hold of the project and are making surveys. He states the plan Is to water the project from both the Payette and Boise rivers and that the residents on the project are look ing for Senator Borah to get a suf ficient appropriation to furnish water for the entire project and that within two years, water will be amply sup plied.