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ROUNDED UP BY GOVERNMENT AGENTS © Germans Involved in Plot to Destroy Munition Plants Interned Leader in News Vr\rVn VTT1 vjrv rv \ PTT A T 1 LEASED and Advertising Jtv V Jj/J L\U l\vjt LArl 1 AL J L\JC/ Wo WIRE ___ V..1, xxxix BOISE, IDAHO, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1!H7. No. 72 BULGARIA, WITH NO INTEREST IN GERMANY'S PLANS, READY TO MAKE PEACE Ninety Skilled Mechanics Employed in Plants Work ing on Government Con tracts Under Arrest. Wholesale Roundup in New York Comes After Men Under Suspicion Had Been Shadowed for Months by Agents of Government. »\v York, Sept. 27.—Ninety-one Germans, caught in the govern ment's drive against enemy aliens , plot ted. ip hamper war work, were taken to Kills Island today and in terned. Guarded by 60 federal of tlu Germans were trans ported to the wharf in patrol wagons. Additional armed guards were on the pier. Later federal charges may be filed against indi viduals suspected of having made actual attempts to damage ma chinery or otherwise interfere with government work. In the mean time blue prints and maps confis cated when the Germans were seized will be carefully examined. Other arrests may be made tonight. New York, Sept. 27.— What is be lieved to have been a plot to blow up munition plants and destroy machin ery which Is being manufactured for war purposes, was blocked here today when the police completed a wholesale roundup of German aliens. Ninety were arrested, mostly skilled mechan ics employed in plants working on government contracts. More than 100 will be brought to police headquarters by night, it was announced. "Valuable material for the navy de partment was found In their posses sion,'' said Thomas J. Tunney, chief of the bomb squad of detectives. "Blue prints, charts, maps and other docu ments and a collection of revolvers were confiscated." TO DISABLE MACHINERY. Large quantities of carborundum was found in the possession of one man employed in a plant where ma chinery for the navy is being manu factured. A small amount of this when put in the finer parts of a ma chine will completely disable it. "We, believe." said Captain Tunney, "that he received his supply from a German agent who was arrested in Christiana. Norway." SHADOWED FOR MONTHS. The men taken into custody have been shadowed by detectives for sev eral months at the request of the navy department. It was announced that many of those arrested were working together and hud effected an organi zation. ^ Among those caught wan Heinrich Wettenhalm, former wireless operator on the German steamer Friedrich der Grosse. Some of the aliens will be interned * at Ellis Island for the duration of the war, it was announced from the dis trict attorney's office. Others will be tried on charges preferred at Wash ington. SWEEPING ALIENS FROM WAR PLANTS Washington. Sept. 27.—Alim ene mies Infesting war works of the gov ernment nre being swept mit. Tlte I navy and justice departments, co operating to promptly throttle any ef fort to cripple this nation's war ma chinery, have completed a vast tabu lation of suspicious characters in volved in munition and shipbuilding work. The Mare Island explosion sharpened the precautionary stops of the govern ment and speeded up Its action. A general demand by loyal and patriotic employes to be rid of alien suspects. (Cuminued on Page Two.) BITTER ATTACK ON LA FOLLETTE BY COL. ROOSEVELT Would Make Present to the Kaiser of Wisconsin Sen ator — Expulsion From Senate Demanded. Ghicugo, Sepl. 27.—Senator l^a Toi lette's cars must be burning today. "The Hun within our gates." "the most sinister foe of democracy at this moment" and "a cause for shame and humiliation of every worthy Ameri can" were only a few of the indict ments hurled at the Wisconsin solon by Theodore Roosevelt in a speech be fore 12,000 persons , at the stockyards pavilion last night. i The colonel sketched a picture of the sinking of the Lusitania. Senator 1 a Follette condones the | action of the brutes guilty of that) murder," he shouted. "I wish we , could make him a gift to the kaiser."! EXPULSION DEMANDED. 1 Bishop Samuel Fallows, who won a ! brigadiership in the civil war. lead- ' ing men from La Follette s state, pre- , sented resolutions prepared by the Na tional Security league, under whose | auspices the meeting was held, de manding La Follette's expulsion from the senate. They were adopted with out a dissenting voice. "An eminent statesman spoke of a million men springing to arms." de clared Roosevelt and was interrupted by shouts of "old Doc Bryan!" "They are still springing," contin ued the colonel. "At Rockford are 5000 rifles—four men to a rifle. And they are old fashioned Krags. At other camps they are drilling with broomsticks. ' We have been eight months at war and have an aeroplane—one ." Roosevelt will visit Fort Sheridan and the great lakes naval training sta lion today and make short speeches. WAR PREPARATIONS OF UNITED STATES ASTOUND JAPANESE New York. Sept. 27.—The Japanese mission which has been touring the country and will arrive in New York this afternoon, has been astounded at the progress In American war prep arations. it was iearned today, in advance of the arrival of the mission that they have observed America's war strides in open-eyed wonder. The work is much further advanced than the Japanese had expected to find it. A full statement of conditions as the Japanese have found them is under stood to have been communicated to the Japanese ambassador In Argentine with the suggestion that it be present ed to that government. With the Ar gentine administration apparently still hesitating over taking the. war plunge, it is felt that the readiness of America to fight to a finish, as demonstrated by the tremendous amount of work done to date may have a great influ ence in the South American country. The Japanese will be received with highest honors here this afternoon. OFFICES OF MILK PRODUCERS RAIDED AND PAPERS SEIZED Chicago, Sept. 27.—Detectives from State's Attorney Hoyne's office raided the offices of the Milk Producers' as sociation shortly after noon today, con fiscating records and serving subpoe nas on all the officer*. The latter were immediately taken before the county grand Jury. f The association, which includes milk producers In northern Illinois, north ern Indiana, southern Wisconsin and southern Michigan controls practically all of Chicago's milk supply. A few days ago the association raised the wholesale price of milk to dealers from $2.12 a hundred pounds to $3.42. Today, the Bowman Dairy company announced a retail price of 13 cents a quart, although the new wholesale scale does not become effective until October 1. Other dealers, according to precedent were expected to meet Ihe raise. NO INDUSTRIAL DISPUTES IN THE SADDLERY INDUSTRY Chicago, Sept. 27.—The saddlery in dustry Is believed safe from Industrial disputes during the war. Heads of the leather workers' union, officials of 45 saddlery manufacturing plants and government representatives met here last night and agreed to the creation of a board which will settle all differences arising between work ers and manufacturers during the war. i | , 1 ! ' , | Ypres Sector the Scene of Violent Fighting in Which the Enemy Fails in His Purpose, t Bavarian and Baden Prison ers Complain Prussians Are Not Doing Their Share of the Fighting— Stubborn Defense Offered. With the British Armies in the Field, Sept. 27.—Very heavy German shelling this afternoon had apparently forced the British to retire slightly in the area of Hill Nn. 4M. Immediately north of Son nebeke. The Sonnebeke railway station, in consequence, is again in German hands. However, outside the town and northeastward, the major portion of the advances remain in control of the British. B.v WILLIAM PHILIP SIMMS. (United Press Staff Correspondent.) With the British Armies in the Field, Sept. 27. — British troops held fast to their victories today after a niglit of incessant beating back of German counter attacks. The whole of the Ypres sector was ablaze with artillery, trench mortars and grenade explosions. Prisoners pouring back of the lines were heartily g!ad to emerge from the fighting alive. BAVARIANS COMPLAIN. Ba.variar and Baden troops who op posed part of the British advance on the six mile front, declared they were sick of war. They complained that the losses of their Hoops were higher than those of the Prussiens, whose battles they were now forced to fight. Still other prisoners declared unless peace comes soon, the German high com mand will have difficulty in keeping all it's troops in the fighting. This latter statement of serious dis content in the German ranks is com pletely belied, however, by the stub born German defense which the recent fighting has developed. HAIG'SREPORT London, Sept. 27. Four separate and distinct German counter blows, de livered with terrific force and strength against Haig's newly won positions in the Ypres sector were flung back by British defenders last night, the Brit ish commander's report asserted to day. The enemy struck at the British lines east of Tower hamlets and the St. Jullen-Gravenstafel road between 4 and 7 o'clock last evening. All of the assaults were defeated. Battle front dispatches today indi cated the fighting was almost contin uous along all the six-mile front over which the British registered their suc cess yesterday. The most determined resistance was encountered from the Germans and when the British drove them out of positions, the enemy sought in violent counter attacks to regain the lost ground. Zonnebeke was held firm against strong enemy attacks. At several places the Germans succeeded in reaching the British lines, but were la ter ejected. The maximum depth to which the British drive penetrated the German lines over the six-mile front was ap proximately a mile in the Zonnebeke sector. "Later accounts of the fighting yes terday afternoon and evening show It was most severe," Haig continued. "The enemy spared no error! to re gain the important ground captured by our forces. The struggle was most se vere in the area, south of Polygon wood, where Fnglish. Scottish, Welsh and Australian« defeated repeated at tempts to break in. "Artillery and infantry fire was ex (Continued from Page Two.) ARMY ENGI i BARRACKS j FIRE OF AIRMEN , Sammies Take Refuge in Dugout and Play Poker ; While Shells Fall on Their Quarters. Bv J. W. PEGLER. , ! (United Press Staff Correspondent.) } American Headquarters, France,! Sept. 27.— American army engineers , sleeping in their barracks, have been ! under fire from German airmen. | Not an American was hurt, despite a fusillade of machine gun fire from the air which riddled the barracks roof and walls. The Sammies took refuge In dug outs. There they sat about in groups —some in pajamas and others just plain naked -and contentedly played poker by candle light until the raid ers tv ere dispersed. (This is the first time that the bar racks of an American army contin gent have been the object of a German aerial attack.) HARDENED TO FIRE. Details of the attack, including the date and time cannot be given. The barracks attack was not the first time the members of the engineer contingent have been under fire. As a matter of fact they are getting hardened to the sensation of being shelled. This is especially true of the railroad pioneers regiment. ' Enemy aviators have repeatedly attempted to bomb nocturnal trains under charge of American transporting supplies to French sectors. UNMINDFUL OF SHELLS. Some of the Americans are also well ! acquainted with big shell fire. I en countered three engineers—two Chi cagoans and a Milwaukee resident, all graduates of Marquette university, Milwaukee, waiting in n certain fa mous French citadel while the French unloaded their trains. They were to take it. back to the American center. ! Wide-eyed and boyishly interested I t he Americans were sauntering amid the crumpled and blasted masonry, en tirely oblivious to high explosive shells which banged at random among the ruins. GENERAL EXODUS OF I. W. W. LEADERS TO CANADA REPORTED Washington, Sept. 27.—With indict ments expected daily from the Chicago federal grand jury's investigation into I. W. W\ activities, a great exodus of 1. W. W.'s is reported today from the northwest. Many are fleeing Into ad jacent parts of Canada, causing that government concern. Among the emi grants are members of the organiza tion who fear indictments. The neces sity for passports is not halting the I. W. agitators, reports here showing that they are avoiding regular channels of entry into Canada. LOWER PRICES FOR FLOUR PREDICTED Minneapolis. Minn., Sept. 27.—Lower fru i t prices are predicted by milling men here provided the governmentca'i supply sufficient grain to keep mills running to capacity, and provided wheat, continues to he of the same quality as that now being ground. "If the government can keep at ca pacity flou»* prices will tend to be come lower," J. S. Pillsbury, vice president of the Pillsbury* Milling com pany' declared today. "This would cut the overhead operating expenses per barrel to the minimum and should re duce prices. Wheat, however, must maintain it's present standard of in activity to permit the same amount of flour oer bushel as we are now pro ducing." Pillsbury would not say how great a drop could be expected bui it is gen erally believed in milling circles Ihat a reduction of 25 to 50 cents a barrel would follow If wheat remains steady In grade and quantity. STRIKE THREATENED I AT THE TWIN CITIES St. Paul. Sept. Ï7. —Refusal of the street ear company here and in Min neapolis to recognize the newly organ ised union and to grant wage Increases todsy threatens to tie up all street car traffic. In both cities as well as inter urban traffic between the twin cities. Employes will hold mans meetings today nnd tonigh* to determine their course of action. The men are also de manding reinstatement of 8 0 dis charged men prominent In organizing activity. ^President Lowry of the twin I cities lines, declared today his com- ' pany would deal with men individually | and not through "outsiders." Nearly four thousand men are in volved. I i j , FOR PEACE Balkan Nation Not Inter ested in the Dreams of the Kaiser for "Mittle Europa Empire." Seeks Only the Restoration of Territory Which She Claims Belongs to Her by Right of Nationality and Language. Washington. Sept. 27.— Bulgaria is not interested in kaiser Wilhelm's dream of a Mittel Europa empire. In nn interview with the United Press to day. Stephen PanaiaLofl. Bulgarian minister to the United States, said hi3 country had attained the sole ende for which it entered the war and is ready* to quit, providing she can keep the territory "which b.v language, nation ality and historic right belongs to her." Bulgaria, he said, would have pre ferred to have fought on the side of the allies, but Germany made a more acceptable business proposition. "Bulgaria entered the world war with one object in view—regaining Do brudja, Macedonia and parts of Ser bia which were unjustly taken from her during the Balkan war and in the treaty of 1S78." said Panaretoff frank ly. NAMED HER PRICE. "She had no particular love for the central »powers -in fact, a few years before had been at war with Turkey. As the price of entering the war she asked restoration of former territory, which, by President Wilson's own statement of national boundaries' rightfully belongs to her. "Bulgaria would have preferred to join the allies. But they offered res toration of her territory providing Ser via would consent to take in exchange other territory—presumably wrested from Austria-Hungary or Turkey. Our prime minister even stated to the allies that within 24 hours of the acceptance of Bulgaria's terms, our army would he marched on Constantinople. "Germany's offer was unqualified. Dobrudja and Macedonia were to be restored. We joined the central pow ers—not because we had to but be cause we deliberately chose to. NOW READY FOR PEACE. "Now* Bulgaria has attained those ends for which she entered the war. She is ready for peace—according to no less authority than Prime Ministe» Radoslavoff. and wants nothing but which by language, nationality and historic right belongs to her. She has no Interest in Germany's reported dream of u Mittel Europa, nor in elim ination of the Hohenzollerns. "Our armies have not participated on (Continued from Page Two.) I I ' | I LAST MINUTE NEWS ALLEGED SLACKERS FOUND NOT GUILTY. Abilene. Tex.. Sept. if.—Eight nf the (9 defendants charged with con spiracy against the government to resist the »elective service law were dis charged here today. Judge Jnck. in federal court, instructed the jury to render a verdict of not guilty because the evidence, he said, failed to establish the charges. CUT OFF BUT REFUSED TO SURRENDER. With the British Armies in the Field, Sept.27.—Counter attacks late today won the (ierninn minor local post* in the region of Winzig farm nnd Vale house, hut British troops in desperate fighting wrested back some of these points The same violent combat brought relief toda.v to n detachment of Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders who had been cut off 24 hours from their lines, and who. despite the fact that they were without water, food or addi tional supplies, nevertheless refused to surrender and kept the Germans at bay. POPE MAY MAKE NEW PEACE PROPOSAL. Zurich. Sept. 27.—The pope will not abandon his efforts to end the world war and w ill soon make new pence proposals, according to the statement of nn Austrian official published in the Swiss presB. According to this official, the pontiff will continue his peace offers even if the allies should decide not to reply to them. • 1 YALE S CONTRIBUTION TO THE WAR. New Haven, Conn., Sept. 27.—Yale has given 100(1 undergraduates and 40 professors to war, it was revealed today when the university reopened for ils autumn semester. Two thousand are registered, including 600 freshmen. This is only two-thirds of normal registration. j I j I j I j ; I ! HOOVER PLANS TO CAIN REDUCTION IN BREAD PRICES Cheaper Loaf for the Con sumer Expected to Follow Recommendations by the Food Dictator. I Washington. Sept. 27.—Reduction of bread prices will be recommended by the food administration, Herbert Hoover officially announced today.' While ho is helpless to force lower prices directly, his recommendations are expected, assuring consumers a cheaper loaf. Hoover said: "The federal trad* commissions inquiry into the cost of baking and distribution of bread is ex pected to be completed In a few days. As soon as this datâ can be properly considered, the food administration in tends to announce it's views as to standards, shape and composition of bread and to make recommendations to the bakers, retailers and consumers ns to co-operation in reduction of prices." TO BUY OVER COUNTER. Hoover is expected to recommend economies in deliveries and appeal to consumers to buy over the counter. I What standard size loaf Hoover will I recommend was not indicated. His; advisers incline toward European! methods by which bread Is marketed j at prices much lower than in the | United States. A four pound loaf in i England sells for 20 cents, or five ! cents a pound over the counter. This is made fAfcsible. however, by the gov- j ernment selling wheat at cost or be low*. Europe after the war, he predicted would want unprecedented quantities I of American meat and breeding stock.] To supply this demand, he urged that! millions of acres of former timber landi in Mississippi. Louisiana. Arkansas and Texas be used for the animal in dustry. americaiTbanking SOLIDLY WITH THE GOVERNMENT IN WAR Atlantic City, N. J.. Sept. 27.—"Peace seems a long way off but whether it comes this year or next or years hence, it will be unworthy the name if It is not the peace of victory," President Peter W. Goebel of the American Bankers' association declared today at the annual convention of that organi zation. "To the victory we desire and are going to # have. we need not look with a blush of shame. We desire no con quests of land or men. Now. as in the past, we seek only freedom for those enslaved and more freedom for ourselves—the right to go unmolested where commerce leads us." He declared that American banking was solidly with the «government in the financial war. The next liberty loan, he predicted, should he more of a success than the first, because ihe nations war machinery is working bet ter. The federal reserve system, he said, had saved the nation from finan cial panic in the war crisis. Goebel emphasized that all wealth came from the people and that money for financing the war must all come from the people. The only way they can be in a position to supply it. he declared, was by the practice of thrift and by efficiency. M'CUE WINS BY SHADE. McCue, Wisconsin lightweight, was the aggressor for ten rounds nnd won from ; Jimmy Minor of Memphis by a slight j margin. I I I ' 1 I I j | i ! j I Representative Heflin in Speech Mentions La Fol lette, Britten, Mason, Baer and Norton. Demands Appointment ot House Committee Before Which He Can Denounce Members and Asks Inves tigation Into Slush Fund. Washington. Sept. 27.—Representa tive Heflin, Alabama, today demanded immediate appointment of a house committee before which he can de nounce members of congress who, In his opinlorf, have acted disloyally. In an impassioned speech, he men tioned the names of Senator La Fol lette and Representatives Britten and Mason. Illinois; Baer, North Dakota, and Norton, North Dakota, and asked an investigation so he could ascertain if there were ajiy connection between their conduct in congress and the $50, 000 von Bernstorff slush fund. SAYS SPEAKER WAS UNFAIR. He also said that he would be satis fied to have Speaker Clark name the members of the proposed committee, but would insist that the house eleçt them. He accused the speaker of un fairness toward him at a recent house session where he was hooted. When Britten went to the rules com mittee, where the speech was made, to find if definite charges had been made against him, he was informed that the stenographic record would not be given out until Heflin has had an opportun ity to revise it. Before this congres? Is over, Heflin said he would name 13 or 14 members whom he regards as disloyal, as un sympathetic with their government, whose conduct had been suspicious. MAY SPEAK IN CONQRES9. He preferred, he said, a committee before which to make his charges, but if one were not named, he had deter mined to deliver his accusations before congress itself. At the coming investigation he promised he would show the relation ship. if any, between the kaiser's spy system and the bills by Mason, Illi nois, to repeal the draft law; by Brit ten, Illinois, to exempt German born citizens from service against their for mer fatherland, and In the speeches of l^a Follette. SOLDIERS RUN DOWN AND KILLED BY OAR ; Chicago, Sept. 27.—Four soldier® of the Forty-fifth United States infantry I stationed at Fort Sheridan, are dead ns the result of being struck by an j tnterurban cur at Highland park last I night. They are: Francis M. French, j 24. Richmond. Va.; James Ball. JO, Ir I win. Ky. ; Chester Gilbert. 19. Door j way. Kv., and Addison Dehart, 20. I Dewdrop. Ky. j The men were on leave and were ; waiting to board a car for Chicago. I They started to cross the track in front of the car and are beliesred to have been blinded by the headlight. ! The Forty-fifth recently was trans ferred from Fort Benjamin Harrison for garrison duty at. Fort Sheridan. 1/Jk) l:HKJ K*vi 3; »II Forecast for Boise and vicinity: FAIR TONIGHT AND FRIDAY. For Idaho; Tonight, fair; cooler north portion. Friday, fair south, probably rain north portion. Highest temperature yesterday, lowest temperature this morning, 41; mean temperature yesterday, #0.