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Leader in News and Advertising Vol. EYening capital news LEASED WIRE B OISE, IDAHO, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1917. No. 74 GOVERNMENT PLANS TO EXTERMINATE THE ANTI-WAR PROPAGANDA 1, ZTZ-, rs r -7 of 1 r i "' imated ' A nation -"' ide CffOTt ,0 Stir up <ii8COntent ° Tcr thc draft *" d otber «"• —» *» carefully probed. Many iÄ""t.ve"be^ fouTdrf« en ^£TS United States May Stop Sending Troops to Europe Until Tonnage Can Be Moved Across. Submarine Menace Not Un derestimated by America, but No Fear Is Felt as to Ultimate Outcome of the War. Washington, Sept. 29.—American troop transportation to Europe during A the next six months may be greatly . 1 curtailed. As a result of the German U-boat m menace, discussed with surprising I frankness by the British ministry of If. marine, the foremost question now be fore this country and the allies is dis & position of American tonnage. / P\A, The United Press is able to state on highest authority that the grave ques tion has arisen whether the United States is perhaps crowding her side of the struggle in forcing over thousands c»f soldiers at this time instead of mov lug supplies. The argument is ad vanced in favor of reducing troop movements to the other side along these lines CANNOT MOVE SUPPLIES. France alone has a million tons of supplies tied up on this side of the Atlantic which cannot be moved while American troops ore being transported. France, Great Britain and Italy need fuel, food, oil, etc., sorely, shipment of which is prevented through lade of tonnage. Germany's man power is waning and a careful compilation complet ed by the allied governments indi cates that the allied man power, properly supplied, can win the war more quickly than if the present man power is augmented by thou sands of American troops, at the sacrifice of facing insufficient sup plies through lack of tonnage. NOT UNDERESTIMATED. The U-boat menace is not underes timated by the. United States govern *ment. There is not the slightest fear that Germany can win through her sea scavengers, but there is appreciated the »iced for very serious consideration of ■the mon teffective way to meet the , 'situation created. The British shipping ministry yes terday called upon this country for six million tons annually. This figure can not be released before late in 1918 or early in 1919, it *s officially admitted. The program for Oo next 18 months. falls short of the British demands. And more than a billion dollars is J involved in the work now under way. After this period has passed, however, j It is stated the United States should i be able to produce six million tons an- j tiually. QUESTION VITAL ONE. Means of conserving shipping and utilizing the tonnage available until this great building program nets ships is the vital question under interna tional discussion here today. I For every American soldier trans ported. his weight In supplies must be sent over every 39 days. Ammunl * tion. food, everything needed hy the Sammy must go from this side for there is not more than sufficient to ,*upply the Tommy snd the Poilu now over there. Thus it Is argued, there til strong reason for training and equipping a great army on this side of the Atlantic but holding up Its marching orders until vast amounts of supplies, now vital to the allied fight ing cause, are moved. I FRENCH REPORT Paris, Sept. 29.—French raids around jpSeppois, upper Alsace, and intense ar Jtflerying on the right bank of the Hcuse. were reported in today's otfi Äiftl statement. If Ar Announcement was also made of an Mr raid over Bar Le Duc. SHIPBUILDING IN SAN FRANCISCO YARDS RESUMED I Plants in Operation After Shutdown of Two Weeks Because of Strike—Agree- j ment Accepted. San Franalsco, Sept 29.—One hun- | dred and twenty shipbuilding and oth- I er plants on San Francisco bay, closed j for nearly two weeks by the strike of j 30,000 members of the Iron Trades j council, reopened today, but they re- i opened almost entirely without boiler- j makers. At the Union Iron Works it was stat- j ed that a few boilermakers had ap- ; peared for work. This was doubted by 1 Secretary Enwright of the boilermak ers' union, who announced that any member of that union who worked will j be expelled. Thousands of members of other unions filed into the shipbuilding plant promptly at 8 o'clock, the opening hour. No disorder was reported from any quarter. The whole situation with respect to defection of the boilermakers will he threshed out at a meeting of that union this afternoon. If the union does not rote to resume work Monday, it is betteved an internal clash between the boilermakers and the union trades council will result, MAY USE STRIKEBREAKERS. There were reports that should the boilermakers persist in their refusal to j end the strike an attempt might be , made to import strikebreakers, but it is not believed such action will be ; taken as it would almost inevitably j result in another générai strike. The) presence of boilermakers is absolutely necessary to the completion of ships ! now under construction. DELAYS HELP ENEMY. A staternent was Issued by the mill tary authorities here commenting on the gravity of the shipbuilding situa tion. "Any delay in the shipbuilding pro gram." said the statement, "fajvors our enemy, the German nation, and delays | and obstructs the termination of the war." Employers predicted that fully 60 per cent of the 4000 boilermakers on call and • return t patriotic motives. work today from ROOSEVELT GIVES THE NON PARTISAN LEAGUE HARD BLOW ßt. Paul, Sept. 20.—Theodore Roose velt waa enroute to Johnstown, Pa., today after his successful counter at tack on pacifism ln this sector. Standing on the same platform from vhieh Senator LaFollette and others .announced today that 300 towns Iowa would be "bombed" with prohibi strike would answer the Iron council's j ^ i I I I. ! ! j ! ! delivered anti-war speeches before the Non-Partisan conference a. week ago, the colonel last night sprayed verbal shrapnel over LaFollette, Senator Gronna, pacifist congressmen and the Non-Partisan league. "Shadow-Huns" was his new charac terization of war obstructionists. Re garding the league, he said it was "building up a boss system, a machine as bad as the worst of those of the old parties." PROHIBITIONISTS WILL "BOMB" IOWA In of I. .. , . , I __________, __* „„„ .___! Chicago, Sept. 29.—The national prohibition party, following modern precedents, is going to attack its enemy j föl from the sky. ition literature from an aeroplane, which would center Its attack on breweries and saloons, as part of the campaign for the dry election in that state Oct. of LAST MINUTE NEWS STATE DEPARTMENT EXONERATES CONGRESSMEN. Washington. Sept. 29.—A statement exonerating any member of congress from charges of receiving German gold, was sent the house today by the state departmenL "The state department has no evidence that would connect in any wa y a member of congress with the expenditure of money by the German embassy," said the letter, written b> Acting Secretary Polk. "I do not see how the von Bernatorff message reflect:, on congress in any way." CAPTAIN AND CREW OF FISHING SHIP LOST. Houma. Lo.. Sept. 29.—Captain Theodore Pallatin of the fishing steamer Wanna, and his crew of nine, were drowned near here yesterduy in the hurri cane which swept the gulf coast. The bodies found today revealed thc tragedy of the overturned boat. DRAFT OBSTRUCTORS SENT TO PRI60N. * ® an Francisco, SepL 29. Seven years in prison was the sentence Imposed by Federal Judge Van Fleet today on Daniel O'Connell, convicted with six others of conspiring to obstruct the draft law. Portiand. Ore,. Sept. ».-After being apparently" on't'he verge of settle ment, the shipyard strike situation took u sudden turn today and now peace Is ^he* aâtl *nirietmg^ordin'aimff dl"* 011 m< "" " maSH decided , in sy^Mth^^^tt'^e^rhinvaiM worker'* ^ ,pnelal J, rike of all unions ! recall of Mayor Gleorge ïaker'was 'siiggeswcL aPl ' rOV '" " hen ttle l I j | I j j j i j j ; 1 j Alleged Henchmen of Tom Watson in North Carolina Arrested by U. S. Reve nue Officers. I. W. W. Officers in Many Cities Taken Into Custody by Federal Agents on In dictments Found at Chi cago. Newborn, N. C., Sept. 29.—Five al leged anti-craft agitators and hench j men of Tom Watson, Georgia publisher, , were arrested at Lowland early today by revenue officers. In default of $3000 ; bail each, they were remanded to Jail, j They are: Sam Williamson. Kelly Watson, Mitchell Watson, Christopher Carro ! way. .1. B. Watson. | 11 Anti-dr aft sympathisera through Pamlico county were reported early to day arming to resist further arrests by federal agents. Three of the men, Mitchell Watson, Christopher Carrovvay and J. B. Wat son, are charged with dynamiting the Lowland post office on the night of The raid followed sending of "poison j pen" letters to members of eastern ! North Carolina exemption boards and : widespread solicitation of funds to for trial. j ^ nance anti-draft activities and pro test meetings, which were forwarded, it is charged, to Tom Watson. i THREE LEADERS OF I. W. W. AT SAN FRANCISCO ARRESTED I San Francisco. Sept. 20.—George I Speed, secretary of the San Francisco, I. W. W. local; Louis Parent1, head ! of the Italian I. W. W. and Peter Mc ! Evoy, of the San Jose I. W. W., were j arrested here by federal authorities ! today in connection with the tndict ! ments returned by -the federal grand Jury. They will be taken to Chicago Speed issued a statement declaring the indictments would not halt the activities of the organization. HEADQUARTERS OF THE I. W. W. AT LAWRENCE. MASS.. RAIDED Boston, Sept. 29—Ettore Giannini. 32, I. \V. W. leader, was arrested in a. raid by federal authorities last night In the headquarters of the 1. W. W. m Lawrence, it was learned today. It Is understood that a number of ! others were in the building at the time of the federal raid but if any of these were arrested the federal authorities are withholding their names. Raymond S. Fanning, of Cambridge, Harvard student, said to be an active I. tY. tV. worker, is held here today g his arreBt by federal authori ties In Cambridge. He is said to have been indicted in Chicago in June for conspiracy against the government. föl low NO ARRESTS AT BUTTE. Butte, Mont., Sept. 29.—No arrests of local I. W. W. leaders followed the (Continued on Page Two.) PRESIDENT FILLS THREE VACANCIES ON COMMISSION Former Chairman of Public Service Commission of State of Oregon Among Those Nominated. Washington. Sept. 29.—President Wilson today filled vacancies on the interstate commerce commission and the shipping board. For the Interstate commerce eom fnlssion : Robert W. Woolley, Virginia, for the term ending Dec. 31, 1920; Clyde B. Aitchison, Oregon, for the term ending Dec. 31, 1921; George W. Anderson. Boston, Mass., for the term ending Dec. 31, 1922. To be member of the United States shipping board; Charles R. Page, California, vice Theodore Brent, re signed. Woolley directed the advertising work for President -Wilson's Inst cam paign and also was In charge of the publicity for tho first liberty loan. He was formerly director of the mint and an "original Wilson man." AITCHISON A REPUBLICAN. Clyde Bruce Aitchison. Republican, of Portland, Ore., has for more than a year been in Washington as solici tor for the valuation committee of the national association of state railroad commissioners. In this capacity he has represented the views of the state commissions in the valuation of rail road property. Aitchison served several terms as member and chairman of the public | service commission of Oregon George W. Anderson was district at torney at Boston for many years. He 1 took part in the food investigation : which startled Boston last -ear. | Page, appointed to the shipping board, was formerly connected with Pacific coast insurance firm as inspeo native of New Hampshire. His home is in Alameda, Cal. OTHER NOMINATIONS. President Wilson also nominated the following: To be agent and consul general at Cairo, Egypt—Hampson Gary, of Tex as. now assistant solicitor state de partment. .........— ...... « „„pan. tor of ships. He is a Ynle graduate. : native of New Hamnshirp m* homo the most dramatic prize is Pearl Hunter, a beautiful girl |of 16. The race was run between the girl's mother, her father and her un cle. The mother won hut may have to relinquish the prize To be collector customs. San Antonio, Texas—Thomas A. Coleman. At El Paso. Tex., Zack L. Cobb. To be United States attorney, west ern district of Arkansas—Emon O. Mahoney, Eldorado. To be examiner in chief in (he pat ent office—Edwin S. Henry. Kansas. To be surveyor general of Wyoming —Charles L. Decker, reappointment. To be receivers of public moneys— At Clayton, N. M., Thomas E. Owen; at Williston, N. D., Charles A. Mans field. To be register of land office at Clay ton, N. M.— Paz Valverde. DRAMATICRACE FOR POSSESSION OF GIRL ENDS IN THE COURT Chicago, Sept. 29.—Judge Arnold, of the Juvenile court, was to act as ref eree in awarding the prize of one of r run. The Pearl ran awfly from the home of her father, E. R. Hunter, of Denver, a mine owner, to go to the home of her mother, Mrs. < 'arrie Hunter, *n Detroit, whom she had not seen in eight years. Hunter wired for the Chicago po lice to intercept Pearl. So did Mrs. Hunter and so did an uncle in Penn sylvania, who had aided in the plans made by Pearl and her mother. They all started for Chicago. Mrs. Hunter won. When the girl and her mother were united at the juvenile detention home lost night, Pearl fainted. Mrs. Hunter and the girl were to go before Judge Arnold today to win the legal right to belong to each other. Mrs. Hunter says she was desert ed in Pittsburg 10 years ago. Hunter is said to have remarried. CARDINAL DENIES CALLING WILSON'S PEACE PLAN DREAM The Interview in question was pub "Jion Trading' C^lnaT gT parri with the Jt aUment .h", "P^lT dent Wilson's proposal to reduce arma ments and Impose International a. bi traUon b > for 5 p tbr ™* h * »<*ie.y of Rome, Sept. 29. Denial that he called iison s plans for International peace a "dream," was made by Cardinal Gas- | parri, papal secretary of state today. [ He. informed the United Press that i he was not merely misquoted, being of mind contrary to the allegation, but he em®atically denied having made such a statement. nations, is a Iream." | BY ENEMY Evidence Produced to Show That the Treasonable Pro gram Was Financed by the Germans. | i William D. Haywood Held Under Heavy Bond- Mem bership of Organization Found to Be More Than Quarter of a Million. Chicago, Sept. 29 —Indictment of 166 officials and members of the I. W. W. late yesterday followed by the arrest of at least 50 here, is "only a begin ning" in the government's campaign to 1 wipe out sedition and disloyalty, fed : , ... , , | °. ff declared »«day. ra ^ 8 »Gained In the nationwide thii on I. W. W. headquarters early ?" " h ' c *| . thp '"dictmentV : , h . „.JÎÎÎ'J *° have fe'OAled ... ' ° a conspiracy with ( 'Z Li w-V tn . t ° 6V ' ry ! ARREU8 10 |N%THP% 0e r Tipq I ITnirad R , C T.P ! Clvmi smtfd ttCr raT attorney ; Ciyne stated (today that 50 arrests, had been made in cities outside of Chicago. ...___ _ . . , the government had earned th- membership of the 1. W. W. | I and 300,000 a much larger estimate than had previously been made. Letters and cancelled checks are said to show that German money was employed largely in financing thé con spiracy, mainly through Austrian members of the organization. Mon seized in the two raids on 1. W. W. headquarters aftor the indict ments were obtained were qtilszed by government agents in the federal build ing at Intervals throughout the night BIG ONES ESCAPE. The International headquarters of the I. W. W. here was "planted" with "small fry," ln anticipation of yester day's raid, with the result that many of the more Important men indicted by the federal grand Jury escaped. That was tho declaration this after noon of a federal official who aided in presenting the cases to the grand Jury and engineering the resultant arrests. Search for the men who eluded the police und United States marshals has been carried into other cities, he said. REFUSES TO GIVE NAMES. Otto Christensen, the attorney who defended 17 I. W. W. members in mur der trials at Mescoba Range, Minn., last year, today asked United States District Attorney Clyne to furnish him with the names of men arrested in yes terday's raid, so bail can be provided. Clyne refused to do this until all the Indicted men are in custody. A report was received here that F. A. Van der Veer, who defended 72 I. W. W.'s In murder cases at Everett, translator for I. W. W. literature: Bert I Lorton of Chicago, manager of the "re- , fruiting station" here: Charles Roth- j fisher of Cleveland, editor of "A Berg umkas"; Charles Platte, l of Detroit and Herbert Mahler of Seattle. None was 1 able to furnish bonds. Other members know r n to have been ' arrested here were Earl Lewis of Huntington. W. Va.: James Buffe of Des Moines, la.; Edward Johnson of i Wash., recently, is enroute here from Seattle. Wash with a staff of ass.st tlK mPn aIre!,,ed here. HAYWOOD UNDER HEAVY BON D. ! illiam D. Haywood, international ; ] no t rea surer was held under $25,000 bonds. Other leaders 1 bonds were fixed at $10.000 en eh. They arc Richard Brazier of Spokane, mem her of the executive board; George ' Andreychine of Duluth, Minn., man- j tiger of the publicity bureau; Ralph H. , Uhaplin of Chicago, editor and manag- ! er of "Solidarity," official I. W. W. or- ! «ran; Vladimire Lossieff of Chicago. 1 # „Li ! Vladimire Loraleff of Chicago, h0 Youngstown, O.. and Herbert Coolie of San Francisco. is WORKMEN KILLED AT GARY. jn, V... j fcCpt ' S x workmen were killed today when a gas valve broke In a furnace they were repair ing at the plant of Ihe Illinois Steel IhlXpressura gL. Were a5Phy * latPd b >' jntgn pressure gas. | i MITCHEL WILL NOT CLAIM NOMINATION; FUSION CANDIDATE New York. Sept. 29.—All opposition Belgians Pray To Stars and Stripes As to the Diety Washington, Sept 2«. —"Not a young girl in Belgium above 17 years old has escaped misuse by Gorman authorities," according to Baron van Der Noot de Moor sel in a report to the Red Cross today. "No one can imagine the suf ferings of the Belgium people," said the Belgian nobleman. "The people fire actually deprived of everything. They are living from hand to mouth. They watch, week by week, for the American relief ships to bring them supplies. They kneel be fore the Stars and Stripes and pray to it as they would to the flag of a church," Bennett, in the Republican mayoralty ticket was dropped today when Mitchel agreed to appear before Justice Goff in supreme court and asked that Bennett be certified as the noml run "to keep the city out. of the grip Murphy and Tammany Hall and ( clean of enemy influences." ! There were reports that efforts had bP8n made ind " ce bo,h mp " <° with ! draw ln favor ° r a compromise candi date, but It was not expected this would be considered nee. Mitchel said he would take no | further steps to claim the Republican I nomination In the primary election. ! Attorineys representing Mitchel in \ this action were expected to appear be- ! fore Justice Goff early this afternoon. ! It was announced that Mitchel will j run as a fusion candidate. In a state- ' ment issued today he said he would i Friends of the mayor have started : the circulation of petitions which I will make him the fusion candidate. I Completion of the recount gives Ben netf 3 '«W of «11 in the primaries. j Justice Goff, Attorney General Lewis and District Attorney Swann conferred today. After the conference, Goff re fused to divulge the subject under dis cussion or any action which might have been taken. It was considered significant, however, lhat Lewis yes terday conferred with Governor Whit man, and, that Swann is in preparation to hold a grand Jury probe of alleged election frauds. EVIDENCE GIVEN TO THE GOVERNMENT Chicago, Sept. 29.—States Attorney Hoyne today turned over to Robert W. Childs, special assistant attorney gen eral in charge of tho food investiga tion in the lnlddlewest, all the evi dence obtained in the recent raid on the offices of the Milk Producers as sociation here. Childs left at once for Washington where it is believed he will ask the government to begin anti-trust pro ceedings against the association, to supersede those already begun hy state officials of Illinois, Wisconsin and In diana. IMPORTANT DEAL IN BUSINESS PROPERTY A deal was consummated today hereby W. E. Pierce & Co., become the sole owners of the Pierce-Booth | block at Eighth and Bannock. The 1 company owned an equal Interest with j w T. Booth and today's deal retires Mr. Booth from ownership. The con- I sidération is not given but the property : ] ms been valued at $250,000. It has a! frontage of m f eet on Eighth street i ___ ___ MUST GET MOTOR COPS OR L,— ----- maids . ind 20o on Bannock. There aie Lu i store rooms. • s DO AWAY WITH PRETTY MAIDS Evanston, 111., Sept. 29.—Evanston j has got to get more m°tor cops—or h0 mely cooks and kitchen : H. V. Rake, president of the com- : merclal association, says the recem , epidomlo of speeding by butcher boys \ is due to the pulchritude of the do- I mestics here. "The hoys spend so much time at | the back doors talking to them that I they have to speed over their routes," said Rake. TO TAKE BACK SWEDES. Stockholm, Sept. 29.—The foreign of fice is preparing to send ships to America to bring back Swedes who do America to bring back Swedes who do I not desire to serve in the American , military forces, according to the news paper Tidende today. The Swedish government. It was declared, has al-j "ndy asked Washington for exaet in (formation as to conscription of aliens, Move to Oust La Follette From the Senate Started by Senator Kellogg of Minnesota.': ' ^ Resolutions Adopted by Public Safety Commission Referred to the Senate Committee on Privileges and Elections. Washington, Sept. 29.—More to oust | Senator La, Follette from the senate I °P er >ed today with the introduction by ! Senator Kellogg, Minnesota, of resolu \ tlons adopted by the public safety com ! of Minnesota, demanding La ! Collette's expulsion. j The resolutions were referred to the ' committee on privileges and elections, i Following are the resolutions: "Whereas, Senator Robert M. La : I I lution without comment and would say Follette made an address of a dis loyal and seditious nature at a public meeting before a large au dience at the Noti-Partisan league convention in St. Paul on the 20th of September. "Whereas, the utterances of Senator La Follette, with all the prestige of his high ofTice as a sen ator of the United State« made under protection of a guarantee of the president of the Noo-Partisan league that no disloyal expressions would be permitted during the al leged conference between producers and consumers on the high cost of living, have already served to cre ate treasonable sentiment in the state of Minnesota, and being spread through the public press can have no other effect than to weak en the support of the government in oarrying on the war, be It herein "Resolved, that the Minnesota commission of public safety re spectfully petition of the senate of the United States to institute pro ceedings looking to the expulsion of the said Robert M. La Follette from tho senate as s teacher of disloyalty and sedition, giving aid and comfort to our enemies snd hindering the government In the conduct of the war. "Be it further resolved, that copies of this resolution, together with copies of La Follette's speech, be forwarded to the president of the senate, Senators Nelson and Kellogg." NO COMMENT BY KELLOGG. The resolution was signed by Gov ernor A. A. Burnquist, Attorney Gen eral Lyndon Smith, and the following members of the commission: C. W. Ames, St. Paul; John Lind, Minne apolis; John F. McGee, C. H. March and A. C. Weiss. Duluth. Senator Kellogg introduced the reso- ' nothing about it later. "• shall make no comment whatever" ba »M. "1 have Just received the com tnunlcation. 1 haven't even had time 1x1 rea d the speech." Vice President Marshall laid before the »«"«»« four messages addressed to ur king impeachment and expuL s i°n of La Follette. MESSAGES REFERRED. These messages also were referred to the privileges and elections eommit tee. One from the Washburn, Wie., Loyalty league, said: thousand citizens of this com munity are hereby united in ajjpealins to 11,0 senate of the United States that m,r son;,tor. Senator Robert M. La Fol lette, be impeached for his treasonable (Continued on Page Two.) c iTurn [WARMER] f L-fVi IpIdiliaiIlK.Vïî; ■ Ikn Forecast for Boise and vicinity; FAIR ToNIGHT AND Sl'NDAV For Id aho: Tonight and Sundav fair. " 1 Highest temperature vesterdav 77 lowest temperature this' morning! 41,' mean temperature yesterday, 64.