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Far the Development of Idaho WEATHER Fair and colder to night and Wednesday. BOISE, IDAHO, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1916. Vol. xxxvn TEN PAGES No. GERMANS CLAIM RECENT GAINS BY FRENCH AT VERDUN HAKE NO CHANGE IN THE SITUATION No Necessity Seen for the Transfer of Men From Eastern Front, as Ample Reserves Are Said to Be on Hand. SPECULATION AS TO THE NEXT WAR MOVE Germans May Take Offen sive Against Italy, Russia or Entente Forces on the* Macedonian Front—Little Fighting at Present. (Associated Press War Summary) Military developments of the past LIT hours have been few in number and unim portant for tile most part. On the Verdun front there have been only bombard ments. In the Rumanian theater reports indicate that the Russians arc making prep arations to make a stand in southern Moldavia. Berlin reported no new advances. Berlin, Dec. 19.—Although German military authorities are making no of fort to belittle the recent French gains In the neighborhood of Verdun nndj look f«>r more attacks in the near fu lure, they maintain that the results at - iM.ncd are small and have no effect on the general military situation. Thoy do not believe the anticipated future attacks will necessitate the transfer of troops from the cast to the wr.st, since ample reserves are on hand. WATCH FOREIGN SPECULATION. continued German advance in Rumania, aside from straightening the line and reducing the length of the front by several hundred kilometers, has freed large numbers of troops. The Germans arc watching with in terest for foreign speculation as to where Field Marshal von Hindenberg will employ these forces, whether against Italy, Russia or the entente forces on the Macedonian front. WILD HORSES ONLY $5000 A HEAD, HE SAYS New Tork, Dec. 19.— A dispatch from Omaha to the World says: A man buying a pig In a poke would be an astute tradesman compared to William Primmer of Winnebago, Neb., accord ing to the story told by himself on the stand In the government's prosecution for fraud of members of the United, States Live Stock company and the Omaha Land & Investment company. He said he was induced to trade eight acres of land for 46 head of "wild horses." These 46 animals, bearing a brand that would entitle him to their possession, were in a herd of 5000 jrsr**«2rs:» lure them himself. He first went out of Flagstaff, Ariz.. with seven cowboys and after three weeks captured 17 horses but only one, of them had the right brand. He made a second trip with a car of provisions and a big outfit generally and cap tufed 36 horses in a hunt of several weeks, one of which had the right brand. It died. He said the whole experience had: cost him $5000 and two months' work. And ttie one horse he got out was no rarer. f it lüf'PU'fQ TTA'FQ -RTP B HAlO 1Ü ' HIGHER IN PRICE - Dec. 19.— Masculine, raiment, from head to toes, is likely to! cost more In 1917 than It has during! the year now drawing to a close. The price of shoes has already begun the Upward climb and now it is intimated that the cost of hats will probably be advanced "because of the war, in creased wages, etc." The intimation comes from the members of the Ameri can Association of Hatters, who are gathering In this city for their annual convention. The convention sessions w ill begin tomorrow and continue over Thursday. Cincinnati, O., SUBMARINE ATTACKS A FRENCH WARSHIP Berlin, Dec. 19.—An official state ment issued yesterday reads: "A German submarine o.t December 12 heavily damaged a French warship of the Patrie type with a torpedo 65 knots east-southeast of Malta. "Another submarine on December 11 torpedoed southeast of the Island of Pantelleria. the armed French troop transport Maghlan of 6000 tons with more than 1000 white and colored troops on board." Just a Kid, but He's Baker's Secretary > & mê :|: ÿ y I Ralph A. Hayes. Ralph A. Washington, Der. 19. Hayes» of Cleveland, O., 22 years old. has assumed his duties as to Newton D. Baker, scc.retai He Is the youngest man in the administration holding su -h a position. He wa ; graduated from Western Re serve university in Cleveland in 1915 and since t lia t time has been secretary of the Cleveland City club. secretary of war. PRINCESS CHI MAY I PASSES AWAY AT i -, HtD I | /1| 1/ IM r Ï l) Iwl l ,, '- , ' j _ j | Confirmation Received Of ■ Death of Daughter of'De troit Millionaire, Who Married Belgian Prince. Chicago. Dec. 19.—Confirmation of the death of Princess Caramai Chi may, formerly dura Ward, of Detroit, at her villa in Padua, Italy, was re ceived here today in a cable message to a local banker. She was barn in 1873, the daughter of a Detroit millionaire. When 18 she married Prince Chimay of Belgium. Later she was divorced and became the wife of the Hungarian violinist. Rigo. Four years later she was again di j vorced and married Giuseppe RiccardI, from whom she was separated. JOFFRE HANDS OVER COMMAND IN NORTH TO HIS SUCCESSOR j MOVIE ; , . I Paris. Dec. 19.—General Joffre handed over the command of the French armies of the north and north east yesterday to General Robert George Nivelle, re.ently appointed commander-in-chief of those armies. In a brief speech General Joffre con gratulated General Nivelle. NEW YORK MAY HAVE A MILLION DOLLAR PRESERVATORY FOR HISTORICAL SCENES. SO PEO PLE OF THE FUTURE WILL, KNOW HOW WISE WERE THEIR FOREFATHERS. . New York. Dee. 19.—The Wo-ld an ! nounces that lo preserve for future gonerations "such films of conterrpor ary scenes, movements of thought and development of human experience as will prove of the greatest historic val U John Fr„1,n k Ilarbyson, an I arohileet of Philadelphia, has been commissioned to draw plans for a Mo '* on Picture Hall of Fame, William mausoleum idc u . tlie name given ( to prepare plans. Mr. Fox wir. give the building, "which will cost $1.000,000 and wi'l be endowned for a similar amount." ■'ox is behind the movie "Mausoleum" it In his Btaternrnt. He has arranged with Mr. Harbeson vus And no less a place than Central purl; i; to have the mausoleum, if possible. Mr. ''ox said he had beer, thinking a long tim ■ about such a moving pic ture historical storehouse and de cided to begin action on It immediate ly because he believes a photoplay like "Tlie Honor System," which recites the history of the present prison re form movement, should be safeguarded and preserved. Tho mausoleum will provide air tight vaults for the storage of films. These will be built around a large projecting room, a library for writ ings on the cinema and a scenario room for the preservation of the au tographed stores of accepted films. The films will be accepted at the rate of ten a year -y a board of trus tecs. LONG TRAINING NFFDFD TO PUT film | N SHAPF TOR REAL DUTY General Scott Continues His Attack on the Volunteer System at Hearing Before Sub committee of United States Senate. UNIVERSAL TRAINING THE ONLY SOLUTION Chief of Staff of Army Says Militiamen Would Have Destroyed Themselves in Mexico if Actual Warfare Had Been Required at Once Washington, Dee. 19.—The national guard force mobilized on the Mexican border would have required nearly a year of intensive training to prepare it to meet trained troops, Major Gen oral Scott, chief of stuff of the army, declared today in continuing to urge a universal service military system be fore the senate subcommittee. "Fortunately, the Mexicans were un trained troops," he added. "Our purpose to protect the border was accomplished by the mere pres ence of our men on the border with out firing a shot. EXPECTED AN ATTACK. "We never contemplated sending the national guard over the border until they had been trained, although I sat up until 3 o'clock every morning at. the war department fully expecting message every morning fight was on, that General Pershing's force or the border guard had been attacked. the saying TOO TOUGH FOR THEM. "We felt that the national guard troops would have destroyed them selves In marching had they been sent through that hard country." WHEAT ADVANCES TO PRICES AS HIGH AS BEFORE PEACE MOVE Chicago, Dec. 19.—Excited avances of over 7 cents a bushel in the price of wheat resulted today from reports of the British premier's speech. On the bulge the market reached as high as before the peace proposal made by Germany a week ago. May delivery, the chief trading op tion, ascended to $1.71*4 as against, $1.64 Uj at yesterday's close, a Jump of 7 cents to 7',i. At this stage selling increased and the market began to re act. MAUSOLEUM ? CERMAN COMMANDER DEAD. I.ondon, Dec. )9.—General von Fa beck, commander-in-chlcf of one of the German urm.es of the front, is dead, according to German newspapers, says a Reuter dispatch from Amsterdam. vestern EMPLOYED BY U. S. IN FIGHT TO SAVE THE ADAMSON LAW r Æ - ill / I: fa ;*• W V Frank Hagerman. Kansas City, Mo., Doc. 19.—Frank Hagerman, an a'tor.ioy of Kansas City,' has boon appointed as special counsel, for the defence suite by the railroads the » . , ... _ .... ... Attorney G neral Underwood w II head! against the constitutionality of Adamson oight-hocr law. th* defense in these suits » Four Rulers tt But Who to Concede NO OLD CLOTHES IN NEW YORK; ALL SENT TO EUROPE Relief Work Has Depleted Supply So None Can Be Sent Poor of Metropolis on Christmas. New York, Dec. 19.—"Charity be gins at home" is an adage that prob ably has been impressed upon tlie minds of those now engaged in collect ing supplied to furnish the customary Christmas cheer for the poor and des titute in the metropolis. The work of the Christmas charitable organizations this year has brought to light a sur prising fact. There are no old clothes in New York. The Sal ation Army and slmiltar or gaulait Ions have combed the city from end to end in efforts to collect a suf I fiaient supply of cast-off clothing to supply the noediy. But their endeavors have been in vain. All of the old coats and cloaks and other discarded by New Yo-kers h.ive been sent to the Belgians, the Serbians, the Lithuanians and other war sufferers aring apparel in Europe . call light thi year. Fortunately the call of tl * poor for clothing this year is lighter than lias 1 been the case for may years past, This fact is attributed in a measure to tlie mild weather experienced so far this winter, but a more potent factor in the situation is there is no lack of employment for those willing and able to work. All of the charit able organizations which supply cheer for the homeless and forlorn unite in declaring that there Is less poverty in New York than there was a year ago. FIRE AT POCATELLO CAUSES HEAVY LOSS (Capital News Special Service.) Pocatello, Dec. 19.—The $30,000 warehouse, containing at least $200,000 worth of wholesale gro ceries of the Zion Co-operative Mercantile company of Salt Lake was burned this morning with al most a total loss. The fire origin ated on the first floor. The cause is unknown. Dozens of cars of groceries had been un loaded here during tho past week for the holiday rush. Local Man ager Noah S. Pond states there is small insurance and that the com pany will rebuild at once. EXTINCT IN WYOMING American I Plains long thought to be near ex SSÄSt 1 ï w.ndcn Nate p. wiison. The animals :iire scattering over the entire north western portion of the state, he says. BUFFALO FAR FROM Cheyenne, Wyo., the distinctive beast of the ! A herd of buffalo at Thermopolis is jin excellent condition, according to his ! report to the governor. Seven calves j were born this year. Two bulls fr< j the Yollowstoné' park reserve will be j added to the herd this winter. EMPEROR REVIEWS AUSTRIAN ARMIES London, Dec. 19.—Emperor Charles of Austria reviewed the Austrian armies on the Tries!o front, according to a R$. liter's dispatch from Amsterdam, quoting a Vienna dispatch. The em peror Is reported to have received an enthusiastic reception. MONTANA FARMERS MEET. Billings, Mont., Dec. 19.—Problems of vital importance to those engaged in agriculture ar to lie threshed out at tlie second annual convention of the Monjanu F'ariners' federation, which met In this city today for a three-day session. Representative farmer's from hand at the opening of the proceed : SON OF SENATOR STONE SELECTED FOR U. S. JUDGE Washington, Dec. 19.—-State Circuit Judge Kimbrough Stone of Kansas t.ty, son of Sejialor Stone, has been' selected by President Wilson for the I nomination as United States circuit I Judge in the Flight circuit, succeeding j Elmer B. Adams. ton Koo, the Chinese minister to tlie j United States, was the principal speak er this a. ernoon at the 101st eonvo- I cation of the University of Chicago. I "China nnd the United States" was the I I CHINE? E MINISTER SPEAKS. Chicago, Dec. 19.— Dr. V. K. Welling subject of his address. Who Are Ready for Peace i « « Apparently Are Not Willing Much to Their Enemies 1 y-; M m LA V:: ; i •> '. : 'M' ; V' .. :§j: :•? * J .7 m II vs 8 ■■■■: ' 3 m - m :$• * ' MM V."-." M jit & '■-s rm V M 1 - m I- • if , V S:'- S ï. •Ï'Â* i ■ : |p. Mr** M LEFT TO RIGHT, TOP: KAISER OF GERMANY AND SULTAN OF TUR KEY. BOTTOM: EMPEROR OF AUSTRIA-HUNGARY AND KING OF RUMANIA. Senate Wrestles With Dry Issue; Vote Near On the Sheppard Bill Washington, Dec. 19.—Advocates of the Sheppard bill providing for prohibition in the District of Columbia were trying today to get a vote on the measure in the senate. Before a final vote, however, the Underwood amendment for a referendum of the residents of the district on the pro hibition question is to be acted upon. The senate judiciary committee will hold a special Tk<««lsf to Vote on reporting tlie joint résolu tioii proposing a constitutional amendment for nationwide lv ,. n l-,jRif-inn lliiUUUIl. I KANSAS DRYS WILL AID SISTER STATES Lawrence, Kan., Dec. 19.—Foes of the liquor traffic rounded up here today to organize a Kansas branch of the Anti-Saloon League of America. At first glance it would seem that an anti-saloon league would be a need less organization in a state that lias ould be desirable not only to aid the bofii dry for so lonp a tlrao that many of its eitizpns havo been born and are grown up without ever having seen a saloon. The prohibition ele ment, however, decided that the main tenance of anti-saloon league an enforcement of tlie anti-liquor laws in Kansas, hut also to lend its support to other stales that are fighting for pro : hibition. THEIR"FRANKIE BAILEYS" ARE THEIR PROPERTY, ISO THEY CAN WEAR SKIRTS OF LENGTH TO SUIT Nsw York, Dsc. 19.— A spec si dispatch to ths World from Tulsa, Okla., It rests sntirely in the judgment of ths chorus girl, not the thsatri I I j derpinnings.) This dictum may not go on Broadway, tut it's tho law in says: cat manager, as to how much of her Franki* Baileys shs may with modesty (Frankie Bailey used to get $10,000 a year on the grace of her un disclose. Oklahoma as enunc'ated by Judge H. B. Schaeffer her*. Misses Bona and Theda Burk* were headliners in a female minetrel ehow which appeared in Tulsa, and because they wouldn' wear their ekirte j at short as he dictated the manager attacheo their baggage with a claim of contract and they quit the company. I I . ... .. . . I breach of contract, declared hie honor, dismissing the manager's claim and I ordering the payment of ths salaries of th* Misses Turks. Refusal to woar skirts that offsndod thsir idea of modesty constituted no MORE PAY PROVIDED FQR NAVAL WORKERS Washington. Dec. 19.—Assistant Sec retary Roosevelt of the navy depart ment today gave a hearing to commit tees representing the employes of the naval proving grounds at Indian Head, Md., in reference to the schedule of wages for the calendar year 1917, rec ommended by the regular naval wage board and now awaiting final action by the department. Tlie. 1917 scale recommended shows a genrral brandi of trade represented at the va rious navy yards and stations ns com /»ared w ith the existing scale of w ages, j | following tho increases made in private!"! comparisons are | increase in nearly every | establishments where | possible in the general vicinity, due to | j Increased business on account of the, European war. Small Hope for Peace, Says Premier Lloyd George, and Proposal Will Not Be Considered Until German Terms Are Known. ALL ALLIES REACH THE SAME DECISION Guarantee Against Prussian Militarism Disturbing the Peace of Europe in the Future Must Be Given in Order to Bring About Cessation of War. London, Dec. 19.—Prem ier Lloyd George said in the house of commons today that it was felt that they should know, before entering on ne gotiations, that, Germauy was prepared to accede to the only terms whereon it was possible for peace to be obtained and maintained in Europe. The premier said that without reparation, peace would be impossible. The premier said there were no proposals for peace and to enter into proposals of which they had no knowl edge was to put their heads into the noose with the rope end in Germany's hands. Much as they longed for It, the pre mier added, the central powere' not« and the speech preceding It, afforded small encouragement and hope for an honorable and lasting peace. ALLIES IN ACCORD. The premier said: "Our answor will be given In full accord with our allies. Each of the allies separately and in dependently, has arrived at the same conclusion. I am glad of the first answer given by France and Russia" TJoyd George said the allies would insist that the only end of the war must be a complete guarantee against Prussian militarism disturbing the peace of Europe. The formal reply of the allies will be given In a few days, he announced. TRUST PUT IN ARMY. "We will wait The premier said: until we hear what are the term* and what the guarantee* that are surer than those which the German* broke. Meanwhile, we put our trust tn our unbroken army." TO CONSULT DOMINIONS. After declaring that peace without reparation was impossible, the premier asked whether "all the outrages on land and sea" had been liquidated by "a few pious phrases about humanity?" The premier said the time had come when the dominions should be consult ed more formally as to the war. Ths imperial conference could be sched uled as essential or non-essential as to the war. The premier said he was con vinced thp Irish question was misun derstood and he hoped this misunder standing would be removed. Settlement of the Irish question, the premier said, would be a great war measure. THE WAR 8ITUATION. Dealing with the war situation the premier said he had to pant a stem but not gloomy picture. The Rumania blunder was an unfortunate one, but at worst it only prolonged the war and could not affect it. It might have a salutary effect, he continued, in call ing the allies' attention to the obvious defects of their organization. To prevent the Rumanian situation from becoming worse, they had taken strong action. In Greece they were taking no risks. THE WESTERN FRONT. premier referred to the growth of the British armies there and continued : am convinced ultimate victory is sure if the nation shows the same Speaking of the western front ths spirit of endurance and readiness to learn as the mud-stained armies the —- (Continued on Pag« Two> NO SPOUSE? O. K.; NO SPUDS? NAY, NAY! Kansas City, Mo, Dec. 19.—Mrs. Anne FI. Karr is more than willing to part with her husband, but not wlti. her spuds. Before the harmony of the fam ily circle cracked and slie sued for divorce, she and her husband, El mer, together had raised an eight bushel crop of potatoes. She filed a motion asking that the court or der her husband to let her have the four bushels which belong to her.