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EVENING CAPITAL NEWS ALL THE NEWS FIRST VOL. XLII. BOIS I*:, IDAHO, MONDAY, FEBHl'A KY 3, 1010. No. 20 HINES FAVORS 3-YEAR POLICY CONTROL, ELSE R. R.S' RETURN Director General of Railroads Tells Senate Committee 21 Month Limit on Government Operators Is Intolerable. OPPOSES OWNERSHIP. BUT WANTS FIVE YEARS' TEST Urges Private Operation by ai Few Companies Under Profit Guarantee and Strict Gov ernmental Regulation. By RA VMOXn CLAPPKK. Washington, I '« b. 3. (Invcrnment rcilrn.nl control must bo extendi <1 for fit Dost three years or be shelved at once. That is the ultimatum laid clown to day by Walker D. Hines, director gen eral «>f railroads. He propos- d i three-year extension périrai as a com promise bee,a use of hitter opposition In congress to the recent five-year rec ommendation of William G. MeAdoo. In any event. Hines declared, when he faced the senate interstate com merce committee today, 1 Ho present. 21 -month limit on govrnnient opera tion is intolerable. II- had in mind the resolution intr-.du. « -1 by Senator Cummins to prevent r-'arn of the railroads to privat« control before that limit c x;.ii < . AGAINST U. S. OWNERSHIP. Mine s « ame out. frankly against gov ernment ownership, hut earnestly ap pealed f«>r adoption of a five-year test period. He favors private operation by a few companies under a. profils guarantee and stri- t government rég ula tion. "T think a three-vear extension Would a«-complisli a ■ •. i- et de al to rr luov. dip i« ; i- • whi« !i are in'e r-s'.f In 1h< 2 1 -mon? !-••' pi..a 1 Hines fold the senate -a.mmittce. '*E\«-i* thro- years would segregate and spread out and in part dissipate the un fs v< « ; 1 *1 • and th* psvehologa al factors w inch under the 21-months' plan promis«-- t<> converge S«. as to do tin- maximum damage to th* public "Also th th! extension would opporl unity instead of im tlie presidential n -lia tel y preceding cl- -dion. FIVE YEARS BETTER. "Hut," he added. * f believe the five y. r « vliMision w-edd 1>< much better b« , ; e it would give a«hled stability." Hines, realizing that this plan faces widespread oppnsii i o ! ! among both parties in congress rguod from every possible angle for ;i- adoption. "I'nless a rcasonnh!« extension shall he granted it will he contrary to the public interest to hold the railroads for the full 21 months,' Hines d. lared. "We had better terminate the con trol and go back promptly t > tin- old system or \vc should * xn rd the con trol long enough to admit • •■»* . n ade quate opportunity to adopt a ladi- al pnd new s y stom w hieb w id r- a 11 y bring about a perm..ran? so'-ath-n." T T nofficial reports at the ? dir-, d . <] ministration are that unless --nuress Votes an extension, a pn >« lamation will he issued in March turning the toads hack about .Tune d'h SCOUTS CHAOS PERILS. Fears of railroad «-X« eu t i v< *= and others that prompt return will result lr. chaos and financial 1« wn ceouted by Hines, "We can only a: -nme n chaotic con dition by assuming the interst do com merce commission would omit to per form its fiincd ions," lie explained. Attacking the commission' pro posal for Increased powers. Him s said present laws give ample power tn pre serve existing rate.. .,nd for adjusting them to lircl immediate necessities fïhould government operation he aban doned. Pre-war intrastate rates could be set aside in favor of the higher ones, Hines believed. "I would advise tin president that any relinquisbm« nt made ought to be oil reasonable n die and in a due and orderly manner," Hines said. NO NEED FOR ALARM. "T believe that unless companies themselves create a needless state of nlarm. a reasonable and orderly tran sit ion back to private management could be made in the next few months without additional legislation as well as it could under any legislation that |r likely to be obtained. 'T congess T ran see no reason what ever why this control should continue pimply for the purpose of protecting the railroads from an alleged chaotic condition." Hines announced his stand on the question of government ownership. ''I do not personally believe in gov ernment ownership," he explained. "T behexe there can be a form of radically reconstructed private owner ship with such close government su pervision. including government rep resentations on hoards of directors as v ill give the publie and labor all the benefits of government ownership and •t the same time avoid the political (Continued on Page Two.) j j PETROGRAD REPORTED SCENE OF REBELLION ; LENINE SOON TO QUIT Unconfirmed Dispatch Says Capital Bombarded by Kronstadt Troops— Premier Ready to Surrender. Lory loi IV b. An u neon firmed dispatch from Petrograd today reported that soldiers had revolted there and that there was considerable machine gun fighting going on in the streets. Troops from Kronstadt were said t«> bo bombarding rétros rad. Humors were current in the latter city that Premier la nine is preparing to surrender to the entente. The Stockholm correspondent of the London Telegraph reported that BolAhovik troops arc with drawing in the Pallie provinces, particularly in Ksthonis. The Bolshevik official commu nique received by wireless from l 'et rograd t oda y soys : "In the Archangel region we oc cupied fortified positions near Ta ipturing three machine go quantity of pros I - considerable military New Republic Control Contest ed by South Germans Against Junkers; Plan Now to Form Federalized Government. By I'llANK ,T. TA V LOU. Weimar, Germany, Feb. 2.—-The struggle between the l'nisians and south Germans for control of the new German republic, increased in score* and intensity as preparation continued for convening the national assembly here today. This factional fight had developed a, new plan for breaking up the geo graphical divisions of til- old empire and forming all Germany into a com pletely federalized republic, as opp«»s< «1 to the original plan nt organizing new state.-', into a small lonsely e.instructed confederation. At present, the Prussian population controls the country. This condition would be augmented, rather than de preciate«!, by splitting up Prussia into several states, because of the increased voting power it would give them.. SOCIALISTS IN FAVOR. The Socialists are back of the new scheme for a wholly centralized gov ernment. They are naturally opposed by the Pan-Germans, junkers and *■ » 11 - servnt ives, who are essentially pro ia n. It. is not clear yet, whether the move- ! ment will gain sufficient support frmn i the south Germans, who arc p i «*ud that tho\ are ''different" from the I'ra - si;;ns, and wish to retain their Individ- ; uality as well as government. The Bavarians regard the choice of' Weimar as meeting pice joi the na tional assembly as a victory oxer Un Prussians, indicating a possibility of! rebuilding the capital here. But Bor- I lin holds the view that W« im. r v.,«s selected only because it is qub-t :. 1 safe from Bolshevist demonstrations. Beilin even expects the ass«-m;« t.• adjourn to that city within a lortncjit. JAPAN BUILDING TWO GIGANTIC BATTLESHIPS Tokio. Feb. :*«. Details of Japan's greater navy program were learned to- : day. U ip. lud« > tin sister battit suie Nagato, to b< launched in July, and Mutso for October. Each bat 1 1« ship will be of 40,ôo<* ton. 1 with 16-inch guns. Work on 1 v*. <» other great ships will, be started soon, it is reported. j ! : j j : j ' I 1 : : I l ! ] j ; 1 . I 1 : ; 8 U. S. SOLDIERS KILLED, 30 HURT IN TRAIN CRASH Paris. 1-Vb. 3. Light Anu-riran sol diers wer« killed ami 30 injured wln-n a troop train collided with two German locomotives while <n rout«* from Chau mont to Brest.. The men were to have taken a transport at Brest for the United States. Monarchists and Republicans Declare Portugal's Control Seized; Royalist Com mander Killed. Madrid, Fei». 3. Both Monarchists and Republicans « laiim-d victories in dispatches received here from various Portuguese 'oim-c-s today. An official ; 1 at'-ment issue«! by the Republican government in Lisbon said j the Monarchists tied aft«-r a nino-lmur fight near Agu«za, in which they sus tained great losses, including their . comman«i« r-. Th«* statement also de nied Royalists claims of the capture I of Avciro. ami Chaues. | A Monarchist wireless statement, said Royalist troops were advancing south j ward and that a monarchy hail 1-ben j proclaimed throughout the country. SOCHEPLUNDER PLOTS AGAINST SOVEREIGNTY OF BELGIUM BARED Complete Documents of Ger man General Staff Relating to Invasion and Proposed An nexation of Country Seized. CLEVER COUP ENABLED CAPTURE OF THE PLANS Division of Nation In Two Prov inces and Destruction of Bel gian Machinery Scheme Re vealed in Mass of Papers. Pari e IVh. 3. The Belgian govern ment has in its possession what are believed b* be the comph te documenta nf the German general staff relating to Belgium, including the «h tails for Ger many's annexation of the country and instructions for carrying off and de* st roving machinery. 'The stmy of the capture of the doc uments-—one of Ute most unique of the war together with what their exami nation has revealed so far reached the Fnited Press today from authoritative Belgian sources. Ti FILLED FREIGHT CAR. l»ai"•!'.* filled an entire freight! car. In the rush of evacuation after ■the armistice was signed this particu lar ear was driven on a sidetrack by a mistake. As soon as its absence was discovered, the general staff nat orally ordered a. quick and complete search for it. They chose t « > direct the search through a lowly civilian offi vial,, the head of the barley depart* ment. His most exciting work heretofore had been t « » get the last grain of bar il ey from the Belgian fields. The per sistence and anxiety displayed in this (search led Belgian officials to assign a s«'cn*t service operative to trail him. When th« car was finally located on an isolated siding, the Belgians an est - cd tli. German and seized the car. Examination of the papers is not completed, but it is declared they show the annexation plans provided for .putting Belgium into two provinces in an effort- to line up the .Flemish and the Walloons against each other. SIGNED BY HOLLWEG. Th«* plan*---, which «wen went into ad ministrativ«? details, were signed by form« I Chancellor von Bethmann Hollweg. at a time when he was assur ing the world that Germany had no intention of annexing Belgium. According to the documents, Ger many ordered systematic destruction <>f Belgian machinery last spring. At first, instructions were issued to carry off the machinery. Later, as trans porta tion became taxed, orders were issued t.t smash all machinery that could not be moved easily. The Belgians are in a quandary as to where to begin reconstruction work. They want to re-open their mills and factories, but lack of ma chinery and their railways and canals I«- ■•« 1 :dly damaged as to affect transportation. General Strike Vote at Tacoma Shows Many Are Opposed to General Walkout. um«; ■oma, Feb. 5 \n incomplete tle bost is r-xpr-oled In result from amoral strike vote among Libor s. returnable t « > the central labor until at a special meeting tomorrow. A considerable number of unions |have voted flatly against the g< neral 'walkout; others art* voting "nmral support" without strike actions, while 'other» are sidestepping by failing to jvote one way or the other. I How extensive the tie-up will bo. if I \' is call« «1 this we«*k, will depend j largely on the vote of the outside « l«*e itricians, who will cast their ballots to ! night. If they should'go out it would »neun that lights would go out, street Jeers stop running and that local in ! «lustre s would be paralyzed as olec itric power is almost exclusively used ONCE MAYORALTY ENTRY HAILED TO MORAL COURT j Chicago, Fob. 3. Bussell P. Butler, one time candidate for mayor of ( hi « ag«». now a court reporter, today was to face Judge Dolan in tin» morals * court to fa« o action by Ids wii -, Mrs 1 Alice Butb r. who caused his arrest in another woman's apartment Saturday. AGREE ON OIL LANDS BILL. J Washington, Feb. 3. Confère**-» on the oil lands leasing hill agreed today. Agreement provides that persons hohi ing claims in government oil reserves , may lease the lands from the govern nient on payment of one-eighth roya* * ty, but that no new well can be drilled jin naval «»d reserves. 219 BOCHES ARRESTED BY OCCUPATION ARMY; 206 ADJUDGED GUILTY Soccer Games Between Yanks and Heines Investigated; Fraterniza tion With Enemy Forbidden. \rm ri< an Headquarters in Ger many, Feb. 3.- Two hundred and nineteen Germans have been ar rested and tried by American courtmartiul during the two months of American occupation, according to figures made public toda t. There were 206 convictions. Imprisonments ranged from on»* to !>o days and fines from one mark (25c) to 500 marks ($125). Offenses included violation of liquor regulations, wearing Ger man military uniforms and holding unauthorized meetings. There was one arrest for failure to sa lute an American officer. Army officials are investigating a soccer game which was played at Khrcnbritstcin between a team composed < »f men from a New York and Kentucky pioneer regi ment and one made of German soldiers, many of whom wore parts of their uniforms. The players were good matured throughout, the Germans submitting willingly to Hie decisions of the American um pire. The game was not scheduled and probably was started on the spur of the moment, but appar ently it violated both the regula tions against fraternizing and that of wearing German uniforms. Loyal Troops March Against Dusseldorf Where Rebels En trenched; Bremen Reported to Be Great Bolshevik Camp. Berlin, Feb. 2. The new Spartacan outbreak is gaining strength in vari ous parts of the country, it was re vealed in dispatches received here to day. The government has decided up on severe, repressiv«» measures hard fighting is looked for. 'Government troops were reported to be marching against Spartacan forces which are entrenched around Dussel dorf. The government has obtained consent, from the entente t « > take this action since Dusseldorf is in the neu tral zone. 1 At Eisenach, workmen and soldiers hehl a Spartacan uprising yesterday. They seized the telegraphs and de cided to oppose the government. Th y are reported to have declared they will use force to Influence the national as sembly meeting at Weimar. OUST UNDESIRABLES. ! The government is sending picked troops to prevent disorders in Weimar. Anyone hoarding a train for Weimar must have a special permit and all undesirables arc being weeded out in that city. ; Bremen was reported to be proctlcal jly a great Spartacan camp. • It is cut off from all telegraph ami Telephone communication with the outside world. Spartacan leaders have i threatened to mobilize their entire strength and fight to a finish unless Military Governor Nusk«- recalls the ! troops he has sent to reston* order. In j the meantime, the government is at i tempting to pc 'evacuate pea« nd J undo the Spartaeans to | fully to save historic I j public buildings from destruction, as Noske has announced he will bombard Hamburg and WJlhelmsh Spartacan uprisings were reported said to be quiet again. TRANS-AMERICA FLYERS START ON RETURN FLIGHT I n. where are j Washington, I squadron which j San I lieg«» 1 n X« j orn route plante I again today. The i ma V info b. The ai recently flew I t« five st; plane from a the sobth rt westward will use tl"* niatinn obtained <«n tin- orig inal flight, and they hope t<» i««hn considerably i lu- hours actual flyin time set in that journey. POLICE NEAR SOLUTION OF CHINESE MURDERS Washington. Feb. 3. -Police beln v* « today they were close to the soiutioi of the mysterious murder of Dr. Won; and two associates of the Chinese edu eatlonal mission. Dr. Wong had the disposition Boxer indemnity funds used in oduru ing Chinese youths in this count!* It is believed the murderer or mu deters planned t«> get at this nionev. MAKES DEATH DOUBLY SURE. Chicago, Fob. 3 Walter Gerard, 3X. was a suicide hi re today. He mail«* sure of death by swallow ing poison and turning on the gas. . of TilL WEATHER Forecast for Boise and vicinity FAIR TONIGHT AND TUESDAY NOT MUCH ('HANGE IX TEMPERA TURIL For Idaho: Tonight and Tuesday. ' Highest temperature yesterday Lowest temperature this morning I eMan temperature yesterday. 30. 30. THOUSANDS OF TEXTILE PLANT WORKERS QUIT WORK IN EAST More Than 35,000 Out in Pat terson. N. J., Silk Mills, Ac cording to Unofficial Esti mates; Demands Refused. NEW YORK FACTORIES CORDONED BY PICKETS Only Half Operatives in Lawr- S ence, Mass., Plants Out, and' Those Mostly Aliens: No En tire Working Force Reports. 1 Lawrence. Mass., Feb. 3.—Shots were fired when striking textile workers clashed with police near the Everett mill this afternoon. There were no casualties. Police said strikers did the shooting. They were unable, however, to identify those who had the weapons. The crowd, estimated at 10,000, was Hisoersed by police reserves. The trouble started when Special Po liceman Cornelius Sheehan tried to arrest a striker who refused to "move on" when ordered to do so. Sheehan seized the mam Other of ficers ran to his assistance as he was surrounded by strikers. A riot call was sent in. i ik, Feb. Striking garnie yi a cordon of pick in downtown Manhattan a With criosi of ''scab" non it to y re. serve ord*u\ OVER 35,000 OUT. Patterson, X. J., Feb. 3. More thaï ,000 silk mill workers went on strik here today, according to unofficial es ti »nates, following refusal of th«' ein ploy «us to meet demands !««r a 17 hou week. It is believed thousands of oth ers will follow the example of thos already out, as the mill owners mu; close the plants rather than grant th The strikers* original request a H hou.- week, but they tie« arbitrate with the employers agreement was reached mi the 17 hour weekly lias is. as tor led to 11,1 AMERICANS ON JOB. Dawrence. Mass., Feb. 3. Not more an half of the 30,000 textile opera . - Tare went on strik»* today t<* cu roe their demands for 54 hours' ages for a 48 hour week. The majority of those on strike are Hundreds of pickets surrounded the mills when they opened for operation today. Operatives, most of whom wove native Americans, reported for work at nearly all plants. In some factories half the operatives were on hand, while in others not enough reported to start work. In no instance did the entire'do force report. In some quarters it \va that not more than bet we 10,000 of the 30,000 operati strike. s estimated *n 5000 and es went on SAYS 30,000 TO QUIT. Paterson, Feb. 3. That approxi mat el y 30,000 strikers would be out of the silk plants in this city before night was the prediction t«>»lay of Bouts Magnet, chairman of the workers' com- j mitte*-. Magnet declared that the silk I industry here would he completely par- j alyzed. ! i j j Presented By Berger Counsel as Reasons Why New Trial Should Be Granted. Chicago, Feb. 3. A letter from Gov ernor K. B. Philipp, giving Wisconsin a clean bill of health for draft delin quincy, was introduced as evidence by Attorney Henry Cochems, attorney l'or Victor Berger, here today, when the hearing «»f a motion for a new trial was opened in Judge Landis' court. Berger and four co-defendant Social Ist 1« itlers. ware convicted last month, .... .haws. Th,- la,Ur wn. Intend. .1 to show BsrKw and his sssu-l (•ti.tos had not hampered war prépara tions. «'.resenting arguments for a new trial. Seymour Stedmun, general conn so 1 for defense, said the motion was based on 1Ï points. The points includ following: e Landis overruled motion ' venue. e«i in« Jud quash. Veniict was contrary ca sc. Verdict not supported by evidence. I mom potent evidence admitted. 'ourt erred in refusing change of to law* in the | it erred in refusing to admit a verdict of not guilty. Court gave improper charges to jury. Court refused to set aside verdict. CONSPIRACY REVEALED TO REVIVE SENTIMENT FAVORING EX-EMPEROR Petitions Circulated Assuring Wilhelm People Still Maintain Confidence in Their Former Ruler. By WEBB MILLER. American Headquarters in Ger many, Feb. 2. (Delayed).--A plot to line up sentiment in Germany behind the former kaiser has been unearthed by the American mili tary secret Service it was as sert rd today. A number of supporters of the old regime were discovered circu lating petitions, assuring Wilhelm that his people still maintain con fidence in him. Many signatures had been obtained in various parts of the region occupied by the third army. The American authorities are investigating to determine who is back of tbe movement, which apparently is widespread and prob ably originated in Berlin. American military officials have ascertained that the present strength of the German army shows that the organization and staff of all pre-war regiments is being maintained, except those of Alsace and Lorraine, although some of these regiments have been re duced to a thousand men. Draft System Wizard to Retain Post Despite Friction With Baker and March; Appoint ment Book at Early Date. By CARL D. GROAT. "Washington, Feb. 3.—Major General Enoch Crowder will be reappointed army judge advocate general. Intimations that he was to be shelved were dissipated today when it was learned on reliable authority that President "Wilson will again name him for the post. Crowder's friends were doubtful as to liis reappointment until today. j Some of them claimed that he would ! automatically go out of the service if jnot renominated before Feb. 15. They •feared that what amounted to bad I blood between Crowder and Chief of Staff March would operate to side track him. They declared privately that many j obstacles had been put in the way of nan who made the draft machine idmitted success. They claimed, I too, that a reprimand from the chief of staff still lay against Crowder's rec lord. Whether or not this is true, the war department has refused 1 o allow his record to be made public. Secre jtary of War Baker and Chief of Staff March have consistently declined to discuss the report, while Crowder's friends hace accused Baker privately of failing to act to clean the record after promising to do so. However, President Wilson does not intend to let army politics or funds stand in the way, it was stated today. He will rename Crowder as chief legal authority of the war department and soon. .*■ OFFERS EYES TO SOLDIER SON BLINDED IN THE WAR j I j Tr« X. eb. 3—Mrs. Margaret Waugh wants her eyes transferred to ! the sockets of her sun, Janu s Waugh, i who entered the army when he was 17 land fought until lie was blinded last September. In making the formal offer of this sacrifice, Mrs. Waugh told the Red Cross .she had heard of a rabbits eye balls being successfully transferred to another animal's head and said she be jlieve«l it could be clone with human eyes. OPEN PARLEYS WITH ALLIES. \ lacllvostok. lYb. 2. An official communique issued at Omsk on Jan uary 13 states that the government the»- has opened pourparlers with the allies regarding the proposed 1'rinkipos conference. M«anwhHo the struggle with the Bolshevik! continues, the communique states. _ AM Al . r- n » n ". ,, AN ALLEGED B0BTA ' L - ' , '«' h - :i l ' rod Anderson dis Mo ved his l»ok. r face In court here to SWEDISH RAILROADERS STRIKE. OnpenhuKen Kob. 3. -Transit condi tions throughout southern 8wed. n wore paralyzed today as the result of n strike of trainmen on it* tailweys. The food situation in some of the in terlor towns was said to lie desperate, owitur to dependence on a day-to-day supply. day pair of biack eyes and three missing: teeth l- J. Browning called Anderson's remark concerning an al !«*ed "bobtail.'' BERGER FATE KNOWN TODAY. Chicago. Feb. 3. -Fate of Victor Ber ger and four co-defendant Socialist | leaders, convicted last month on sedi tion charges, was to be in Federal Judge Tandis* hands today, when he was to hear a motion for a new* trial. SUFFRAGE BILL UP MONDAY. Washington. I'eh. 3—Senator Jones, X. M., today announced he will call up thf* woman suffrage resolution in the sertate next Monday. WILSON ON THE HOME STRETCH IN COMPLETING NATION LEAGUE President Enjoys Sunday of Rest Prior to Drive for Con summation of Program Be fore the Week Ends. TO CONFER WITH SPECIAL LEAGUE COMMITTEE TODAY Balkan Situation Up for Dis cussion Today With Paricu lar Reference to Greek Po litical and Land Claims. By FRED S. FERGUS ON. Paris, Feb. 3.—President Wilson to day began his drive for consumma tion of the league of nations program before the end of the week. Refreshed by a day of complete rest, the president following his address on the subject of the league before the chamber of deputies this afternoon, was to confer with the special com mittee which is working on details of the league's outline. In this meeting, to be held nt the hotel Grillon, work was to be taken up on the definite constitution of the league upon which several tentative agreements have al ready been reached. Paul Deschanel, president of th*j chamber, was selected to greet Presi dent "Wilson in the presence cf Presi dent Poincare, Premier Clemenceau end other celebrities. The situation was similar to that of an address be • fore a joint session of the American c««ngress, as members of ths French senate sat with the deputies. IN CLOSE HARMONY. Tim president is working in the closest unanimity with Lord Cecil and General Smuts on the draft for the constitution which provides for a per manent organization, to meet regularly and to have machinery for arbitration and economic) punishments. Complete* agreement on the frame work is gen erally anticipated before Premier Lloyd George leaves for London at the end of the week. President Wilson mot with tin peace bureau this morning. Tin Bal kan situation was discussed with par ticular reference to Greece's political and territorial claims. Premier Ytni zelos was the principal speaker. TO EASE CENSOR BAN. The president has under considera tion plans for reporting progress of the peace conference regularly to con gress in the future. Reports from the Fnited States indicate there Is need of explaining the details of various prob lems being worked out, as a misun derstanding is obvious. The tone of congressional debates is liable to re sult in misapprehension by the other delegates here. When Wilson arrives In the United States, three weeks hence—he Is ex pected to sail Fob. 14 -he expects suf ficient progress to have been made for a comprehensive report to congress. Colonel House is recovering rapidly and is expected to ta ko full part in the peace work this week. ELIGIBLE FOR DISCHARGE. W ashington, Feb. 3.—General Per shing has been authorized to send home for immediate discharge men who present proof of Illness or other distress in their families. The request can be made by the sol dier. by a member or friend of the family, in a letter or cable. V«/1L LI A M S NAMED COMMANDER. Washington, Feb. 3.—Rear Admiral S. Williams today was assigned t>. the command of division l o. 1 of the Pa cific fleet. Captain F. B. Bassett was named commanding officer of the Great Hakes naval training station and commandant of the Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh naval districts. Fleet of Transports Bearing«'^ Yankee Overseas Fighter# Due to Dock this Week New York, Feb. 3—Bringing nearly 3000 American soldiers home from the war the steamship Agummenon docked here this afternoon. Ehe was the first of a fleet of transports which is ex pected to land 20,000 veteran United Slates troops in New York and Ho boken before the end of the week. The 51st coast artillery corps, regu lar army, came on the Agammenon. On it were 1650 men and officers. Others aboard were 82 casual officers, including 63 aviators and 659 sick and wounded, of whom 130 were bedridden. The transport Saniarind.i also steamed into port today bringing New York and Georgia troops and 13 unattached cas ual officers. Among the casual officers were Lieu tenants L. K. French, Seattle, Wash., and L. J. Houghton, Salt Lake.