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For the Development of Idaho WEATHER Probably snow tonight and Sunday. BOISE; IDAHO, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1916. Yol. xxxvn No. 154 EIGHT PAGES VILLA PROPOSAL CANNOT CONSIDERED OFFICIALLY BY THE AMERICA N GOVERNMENT Bandit Has No Standing on: Which His Offer to Make! No Further Attacks on Foreigners Could Be Given Consideration. ASSURANCES COULD NOT BE DEPENDED ON Past Performances Make Promises of Little Value' —Correspondent Tells of Visit to Bandit Leader While He Was Occupying Chihuahua City. Washington, Dec. The pacific utterances of Villa, the Mexican bandit, sent by a messenger to El Paso for the enlightenment of the authorities Tiere, can hardly be considered offi cially, it is stated. Villa asks for a free hand so far as the Unit ed States is concerned in dealing with the Car ranza government, in return for which he agrees not to assault American citizens. 16.— The position of this country has been is pointed out, that the Villa sit ion could hardly be accepted, the first ph piopo ; the United States nothing to do officially with the bjrs of Villa and Carranza but is nly in the I i interested safety uf American citizens and other l;m ignore in Mexico. Moreover, it is plain that in official not amiably ■iivies the Villa assurance! deep credence in view of his past performances and of hi3 recent give threats. INDULGES IN DARK THREATS. Tlie other day a New York corre spondent at El Pas story of a visit he paid to Villa, writer said: The sentry took me to Salazar first. He was quite friendly and asked about old friends In the United States, He also advised me to be careful and not contradict Villa, nor take too much of his time, and not to mention hiS| foot, which was still stiff, although the wound he received in the Guerrero bat tle had healed. After this I was taken to another the second floor to Villa htm sont his paper a The room on «elf. He was Bitting behind a table so I rould not see his foot, but a cane nearby chair as allklng. was hanging on a proof that he still had trouble "Do you come from El Paso?" was his first question. "No/' I said, "I am from Europe." "Well I know," be said, "but weren't you with me two years ago? Have you born in El Paso?" I had. "Do you know that Jefe Politico up there?" I did not know who had that title in El Paso, and he called nn interpreter. "Do you know the mayor of El Paso?" I understood then what he was driv ing at, that I knew his name, but did not like and answered diplomatically lum. know what "Bueno/' he said, "do v lid? Chased my wife out of the he country like a com of the street and took her diamond»! mid rinks away from her. fellow that if lie were a mn n peon woman Tel] thill he would ionic down and fikht with me and not fiirht a woman who is a stranger in his country. I know him; he i» an ad vocado for the Cientificos, and Hlpolitoi " me Hermano (Villa's brother)—did not the North Americans try to murder him?" He grew excited by this time. I did not feel any too well and kept! quiet, so he continued: PERSHING HA8 TO GET OUT. "Do you know Pershing?" X told him no; that 1 only inter viewed real big generals like von Hin clenburg and himself, knowing the Ger warrior was a favorite of his. This pleased him and ho continued: "Pershing is violating the sac red rights of Mexico, and has got to get out. But I will show them poco tiempo, that they cannot violate Mexican rights. "Do you know Wilson7 I was I liked him, but at ii I his friend. Agua Prieta he turned traitor to me and the Mexican cause I rep sented and helped Carranza—the bad of Mexico. I» there any wonder that 1 chase the Americans out of Mexico." 1 told him I considered his army very good and asked what he intended to do with "the American violators of peace ful conditions in norther Chihuahua." He fixed hia eyes on me, and his an mai i n.vmmvTTTA PANCHO VILLA ^asoMMi a ? -v.. V: , >r* $|j ill % '■ I in Li Ip § it" *r»A*b> - >>• 1: m ■$, ■ j i : I I I ■ swer was to the point. "Drive them out, or make them fight, and after they are gone ke a gap between the two countries so wide and deep that no Americano will ever be able to steal Mexican land, gold or oil." will RAID # ON COLUMBUS. By this time there were many people; waiting to see him and I made a drivel direct to the point I came down to get. j "General," I said, "how could you make the daring attack on Colonel Slocum's forces at Co I 1 j lumbus and get away across the big plains?" "Easy," he said. "I was awake; they were sleeping, and it took them too long time to wake up." "You must have had many men ?" "Yes, I had about 300." I did not touch the Santa Ysabel massacre of Americans, knowing that Martin Dopez, brother of Pablo l^opez, who committed the crime, now holds a general's commission under Villa. This showed me that Villa, even if he did not commit the crime himself, did approve of it. When I got out on the street I was challenged by the sentry, "Quien Vlvi?" and was forced to answer "Villa/' FIRE, BELIEVED TO BE INCENDIARY, AT LLEWELLYN PLANT Property Damage of Half Million at San Francisco —Private Investigation Decided Upon. Los Angeles, Dec. 16.—Fire which the authorities believe incendiary, and two explosions, the nature of which Is being in vestigated, today destroyed a greater part of the Llewellyn Iron works, causing property damage estimated at over half a million dollars. The explosions were reported to have occurred practically at the time the fire was discov ered. Score;; of windows in ad joining buildings were broken. The directors of the company held a meeting* while the fire was in progress and determined upon a private investigation of the fire, supplementing that of the police. HUGHES FOR HEAD OF BAR ASSOCIATION : ,. " n -■ ' • - De< '- 1 ' ~ Charles E. j Hughes has been ranted for the presi dency ot the New York State Bar as ! soeiation by the nominating committee of that organization, it was announced j today. | RATES REMAIN SAME INCREASE GRANTED ON COAST COUNTRY'S FRUITS. CANNED GOODS AND OTHER FOOOi PRODUCTS WILL NOT BE PUT INTO EFFECT AT PRESENT. i Washington, Dec. 16. The Pacifie coasts entire season's output of dried fruits, canned gods, wine, beans, bar ley and other foods will move east un der prevailing freight rates, notwith standing the authority given to the railroads to advance them 10 cents per hundred pounds. Such a decision has been reached voluntarily by the transcontinental railroads and communicated to the In terstate commerce commission. BEPROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY AT HARtfARn DIES llCftlf O I Ihnnil U VtKYouUDtNLYirKlIM Hugo Munsterberg, Noted j Educator, Seized With Fainting Spell and Passes Away Just as Physician Arrives. VISITED BOISE AND EXAMINED ORCHARD Attended Haywood Trial and Made Study of Slayer of Governor Steunenberg —Famous the World Over as Psychic Expert. Cambridge, Mass., Dec. 16.—Hugo Munsterberg, professor of psychology j of Harvard university, died suddenly j today while lecturing before a class at Radcliffe college. He was seized with a fainting spell on the lecture platform, Some of the 60 young women, to whom he was lecturing, went to his assist ance, but he expired just as a doctor arrived. jgg-j Hugo Munsterberg visited Boise in during the trial of William D. I Haywood, charged with complicity in 1 the murder of Governor Steunenberg, and was here several days as an inter ested spectator of the proceedings in j court. The purpose of his visit was to make a psychic examination of Harry Orchard, chief witness for the state at the trial. Not only did he study Orch ard while he was on the witness stand, but he conversed with him at length privately. Later he wrote a magazine article concerning Orchard. Professor Munsterberg, who was rec ognized as one of the world's greatest psychologists, was a native of Ger many, but had been a resident of this country for many years, occupying the chair of psychology at Harvard during practically the entire period of his residence in this country. PREMIER WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SPEAK IN HOUSE TUESDAY London, Dec. 16.—It appears doubt ful whether Premier Lloyd George will be able to go before the house of com mons Tuesday next. He is making progrès- toward recovery but it Is-con sidered unlikely his physicians will "".r,,'?. ÄS LÆ'.ov. crnmmt w111 be bv tbat tlme * n » p° j sition to make a statement regarding the German peace proposals. Philip Snowden, Socialist member, one of the leadsr of the small pacific ist group In the house of commons, made it known that he Intends to state the views of that group in the commons. Its members believe nego tiations should be opened, if only to state the terms of the entente to the central powers. At i j Î j PAfîTCTKft P.OMP ATtfTPCi ! vumrümiiö BIG FINES PAID BY Jefferson City, Dec. 16.—Five packing companies each paid $12,GUO j into the state treasury here today in settlement of fines of $25,000 imposed upon them by the Missouri supreme court for violation of the state anti trust laws. The payment wa^ made under agreement with the attorney general that but half of the fines should be paid. Mo., GREECE ACCEPTS TERMS OF ALLIES Paris, Dec. 16.—An official telegram announcing that Greece had accepted unreservedly the conditions of the al lies was received ut the foreign office at midnight, according to the Petit Journal. BOY HAS A MILLION; FIGHTING OVER HIM White Plains, N. Y.. Dec. 16.—Judge Frank J. Iamb of White Plains is preparing an action to be brought In the suprert#- court In behalf of Wil liam Mills of New Rochelle, for the purpose of having the name of his son. William I'roaaman Dec, changed to The boy Is heir to an estate or $1, 060,01)0 and Tor some time was under the guardianship of his stepfather, T. Frederick Lee, of White Plains, hut the appellate division 1ms decided thnt De Witt H. Lyon, who was appointed his general guardiun by Surrogate Saw yer, shall have the control and eus tody of the boy. For two years Mr. I^ee has been fighting the father for the guardianship of William. COURT PROTECTION OF STAR WITNESS TH All ATTAfllfO AIIAUlo United States Marshal Is Given Instructions to Guard C. H. Wax, Cham pion Wooer, Appearing Against Rae Tänzer. GIRL'S WHEREABOUTS BEING KEPT SECRET Will Not Be Permitted to See Wax Before Her Trial on the Charge of Attempt ing to Blackmail James W. Osborne. New York, Dec. 16.—United t Ates >j ar3 h a i McCarthy was instructed by ney Roger S. Wood to take paiticular precautions to protect Charles H. Wax, Assistant United States District Attor the government witness in the prosecu tion ot Rae Tänzer, from attack. The attack on ''Oliver Osborne" by Adolph Menke, Bronx grocer, in re for the alleged swindling of con ve nge Menke's wife out of $2100, has vinced the federal authorities there is real danger in the enmity expressed against the champion wooer In let ters received by the district attorney. a HIS SAFETY DEMANDED. "The safety of this man," Mr. Wood said, "is essential to the government's case against all under charges in the effort to get money from James W. Osborne or blacken his reputation. En consideratlon Of tirely aside Wax's comfort it is our duty to see that he is not harmed or intimidated." The whereabouts of Rae Tänzer and her sisters are not yet known to Mr. Wood. from SHE CAN'T MEET WAX. "After thoughtful consideration and consultation with various persons," said former Lieutenant Governor Lewis Stuyvesant Chanlor, counsel for Rae Tänzer and her sisters, "I have decid ed not to allow Miss Tänzer to meet this man Wax." Miss Tänzer is under heavy bond to remain within the Jurisdiction of the southern district of New York. If she left the district without notice to the district attorney and his permission, her bail bond would be forfeited. PROMISE OF LENIENCY. Every facility will be offered to her to verify the government's belief that Wax and not James W. Osborne was the man who made light of her affec tions and considerable leniency is to be extended to her if she will correct her testimony to that effect and become a witness against the Slades, her former attorneys. j ANOTHER VICTIM. Federal detectives said they had found Miss Katharine Masenheimer, the nurse girl formerly employed in the household of Frederick Coudert, who charges that Wax, calling himself "Angus McDonald," became acquaint cd with her through a Central Park flirtation, promised to marry her and vanished after she had given him $200 of her savings. She will be allowed to meet "Oliver." MARRIED MEN DRINK MORE THAN SINGLE ONES; THE REASON St. Louis. Dec.* 16.—Why do mar ried men spend more time in saloons than single men? Now, don't answer "They don't"— for they do; take it from such a well qualified-to-speak authority as commission on temperance of the fed eral council of the churches of Christ in America. In a discussion on "Married Men and the Saloon," the commission stated: "Can it be that in many of these cases the home has fui led to function? A careful student of the subject re vealed that about twice as many mar ried men go to the saloon as do single "-Thi. may u. a., t. ,i„ »,.1«, ia„i. r. a sznXSfz k spend a great deal of time in the com pany of their sweethearts, who nat the urnlly would not visit the saloon with them." ALLIES AGREED ON _.__ v PURPOSE TO CARRY WAR ON TO VICTORY^ — — — Petrograd. Dec. 16.-A.lvi.es carry ing t)ie report of th Russian duma favoring a categarical refusai by tlie I entent* governments to enter into! peace negatiations under present con-!, ditions, quote Foreign Minister Pok rovski as declaring to the duma that Russia and her allies are as one in thej conviction that the war must be car rted on to a victorious conclusion. ORDERSSMASH/WG DRIVE By french forces 0 N VERD ™ FRONT Forced Back to Battle Was Begun. Paris, Dec. 16.—As his last act before assuming chief command of the EYench armies on the west ern front, General Nivelle today smashed the German line east of the Meuse along a front of six miles. The victory advanced the French positions two miles and they are now within a short dis tance of where the Germans stood at the outset of the great Verdun drive. Military authorities de scribe the victory as com plete and crushing and car ried out without a hitch. Ac cording to the present count 9000 prisoners were taken in the drive and 80 guns. The weather, according to hitherto accepted notions, was all against the offensive. It was wet and misty. French offlcerfe believe this fact un doubtedly led the Germans to mis calculate the probability of an attack. MADE BY FIVE DIVISIONS. The French plan of attack was drawn up by General Nivelle, now com mander-in-chief, with the concurrence of General Petain, who at that time was his superior officer. It was made by five divisions, or close to 100,000 men. The front which French infantry had held since the recapture of Douamont and Vaux dominated In places the German positions, but at other places the French were under German fire. The French advance began at 10 o'clock with each of the five divisions covering a front of one and a quar ter miles. Each advanced behind a screen fire of French guns. They swarmed rapidly to the German trenches. The Germans behind these positions, surprised by the suddenness of the at tack, offered comparatively little re sistance. In the village of Vaeherau ville, where the Germans Installed a quantity of machine guns, the strug gle was sharp but short. More to the east FVench formations charged the slopes of Pepper hill, carrying all be fore them. As they rushed to the attack the sol diers cheered and from time to time the Marseillaise roared by the strong throated soldiers, could be heard above the chorus of the cannon. OHIO WOMEN TEN TO ONE AGAINST EQUAL SUFFRAGE IS CLAIM Wa-shiiigton, Dec. 16. —That the great majority of American women are opposed to woman suffrage Is the con clusion drawn by Mrs. Henry E. Tal bott of Dayton, president of the Ohio State Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage, as a result of a canvass just completed of 134,^17 women of Ohio, Of this number 120,7(11 were found to be opposed, 1,571 were not interested one way or the other, and 13,140 de- . sired the ballot. These figures were given out by Mrs. Talbott just before leaving Washing ton, where she had attended the con vention of the Anti-Suffragists. "They explained, "the poll represent," she taken by professional canvassers from door to door in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Lancaster, Circle ville, Washington Court House and Chillicothe. Adjacent rural territories report the same relative proportions throughout the state. The cards were signed by the women of more than 21 years of age, in their own hand writing. MARY GARDEN'S COSTLY LINGERIE REVEALED; WORE FINE LACES IN LAND OF SUFFERING S.K York, Dec. 16.— A rallie from Parin to the Jum > wl s ». vs * l,at Mar - v »<* «"««"•• »»» --■•«■fU"«' un J er g 0 a humiliating PXpcrieiK'e Oil till' ('VC of ll<T <!(' « r> i parturo for the United States.^ "The innermost secrets of her wardrobe were re-. Vealcd/' 88 VS the dispntdll, " JlV ,41 board of appraiSPl'S WHO . 00 ** over lingerie valued at $öÜ00 in connection with an iHctioU to l'OCOVei' Sj'loOU baluilCt* gjuid to lit' (lllc a Paris 1111 ,, dCl'Weai' COllCCm. * v ... • . ... OllC nCWBp&pCF COlUlllGJJ»» OlfHllC lllCluLlIT: , , . . n i a , DC UlCKlllg 111 Ull Cl('G**nCy tO C0\01 OIK S TIPRIl W ITIl |)1 U'P-, less laces at a moment when women and children are suf fering from hunger and cold. "One must i MOTHER OF GERMAN T^™ 8 CE £ 1 ■ ... » « mb ! >. ; / . Ti * . ! This is a new snapshot of Princes» Anastasia of Russia, mother of the Crown Princess of Germany, made in Paris where she Is now residing. Needless to say the sympathies of this royal mother are not the same as her daughter's. / r m s* I ; I C >; <• * * m stnEl Princess Anastasia. Most of Yesterday's Losses " Regained in Today S! m j. . Trading on the Chicago «.„.j n f nPrmrio ■ DUtUU U1 NEWS THAT PEACE MOVE MAY FAIL SENDS UP PRICES eause gf rt „ that lh(( United stat „ sales showed an advance of as much as g \y. cen ts a bushel, July jumping to ' Developments over night were con strued by the trade as indicating that paace was s t 1 1 1 a long way off. There, . ,__, _. . wa * » w.de.pread ru.h to buy. In a few moments some transac tions showed a rise of 10 cents a Chicago, Doc. 16.—Wheat leaped upward today in response to the Rus sien duma'i rejection of peace and be would not intervene at present. First bushel. After the maximum ascent of î0 l /2 cents, sellers were somewhat bolder and reaction set in. It was more than half an hour before comparative stead iness was established at range of 5 to 7 cents up from yesterday's latest fig - May at the top of the bulge urea, touched 1.64%. GERMANV ONLY asking FOR A CONFERENCE OF RELLIGERENTS Count von Bernstorff Ex plains Position Taken by His Country in Proposing the Discussion of Peace Terms. ..... - _J CONFERS WITH THE " SECRETARY OF STATE Purpose of Conference to Ascertain Position of the American Government on Proposal—No Mediation Offer Made by President. Washington, Deo. 16.— Count von Bernstorff, Ger man ambassador, conferred today with Secretary Lan sing, seeking information of the attitude of the United States toward the peace pro posals of the central powers, to discuss the general sub ject of peace from this gov ernment's viewpoint and to give any information Secre tary Lansing might desire on the attitude of the Ger man government. TERMS NOT DISCUSSED. Count VOIl Ben , storff said after a jq minute talk with Secretary- Lt sing: "We did not discuss peace terms in any way. I have not received any formal terms, and the American government knows officially that no formal terms have been proposed. All Ger many suggested is that the bel ligérants get together and laik. If that proposal is accepted, defi nite terms naturally will be dis cussed, but till then it will not bo proper to mention them. My visit to the secretary was for a purely general discussion." The ambassador indicated that the p,a f e f° r tb ® holding of a conference and the question of whether It would he by direct negotiation nr through Intermediaries, were ques tlons entirely dependent upon the willingness of the entente allies to dis - cues the sltuat i on Rt aU . He indicated also that he had not. discussed the American action in sending on the Teutonic notes without comment, as that was purely a matter for this country to decide for itself. NO MEDIATION OFFER. to the entente allies wlthou' any me dlation offer by the American govern ment left only the task of translation and revision of the phraseology to b. fi n i s i le( j before they were transmitted. Secretary Lansing Bald the peace notes would go forward Immediately, President Wilson having decided that they Bhou , d not be accom panied by HI1V mediation offer of his own. He President Wilson's decision to for •d the central powers' peace notes w has not determined whether any action on behalf of peace will be taken later by the United States on its own ac count, but is holding himself In readi In any way possible to ward bringing the warring nations to gether. The course to be pursued was made ness to ser (Continued on Pare Five.) BLUE LAW OF 1642 INVOKED IN SPIRIT OF RETALIATION Wateibury, Conn., Dec. 16.— Michael H. Mockus, a lecturer invited here by the Lithuanian colony, lias been arrested for blasphemy in connection with utterances about the bible under a blur law of 1612. It was un der this saw nient that men und \ve\re hanged for women, witchcraft. inherited Mock us antag onism on the part of thoae who felt aggrieved :it Rev. Peter Kanralsuitis. a Lithuanian pas tor here, whose efforts resulted in ti e arrest of persons who had converted their dwellings into unlicensed saloons, as charged. The latest retaliatory atep Is the arrest of Mockus. an