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SUNDAY. Possibly rain or snow. EVENING CAPITAL NEWS! ALL THE NEWS FIRST VOL. XLZI. BOJSE, IDAHO, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1919. No. 25 SEATTLE GRADUALLY EMERGES FROM STRIKE PARALYSIS 1,100,850 MEN OUT OF KHAKI; 236,824 HOME FROMFRANCE Gen. March Says Troop Ship ments to Reach 100,000 This Month; 51 Cargo Ships Are Converted Into Transports. DEMOBILIZATION IS NOW ON THE HOME STRETCH Big Reduction Made in Yanks' Missing Roster; Denies U. S. Camp Conditions At Brest Are Unsanitary as Charged. Washington, Feb. 8.—American troop shipments from France will be in creased to 160,000 during February, Chief of Staff March announced to day. This is an increase of 50,000 over January. To further Increase the shipments. General March has ordered conversion of 51 cargo vessels to transports. In 'addition, it is expected that several German ships will lie added soon to i 'the fleet bringing home the aYnks. according to cables to Chairman Hurley ©f the shipping board. Troops shipped from Franco up ta Feb. 1 numbered 236,824, March staled. Demobilization in this country is characterized as being on the "home stretch." Total discharges to date number 1,100,850, including 67,038 of ficers and 1.033,812 enlisted men. 7583 ON MISSING LIST. Demobilization orders number 1.443, •00. including men already discharged. The number of American* soldiers missing in action has been cut from approximately 10.000 to 7583 and re ports from General Pershing show that from 100 to 200 men a day, previously reported missing, are being accounted for. General March stated it is expected to lut down this list to a comparatively «mall figure. To tal c * suai ties of the first division were 5284 , divided as follows: Killed In a •tion. 2303; died of wounds, 1050; miss np. 1789; prison ers, 106. Sc :ond division—tot al 5260, ncluding kill«' l in notion, 2716; died of wounds, 1329 mis sins, 1067; prisoner, 148. Fifty-one per cent of all troops com llncr from France passed through the debarkation camp at Brest, General March said. It is planned to make itliis camp the largest military center '<n the world. DENIES BREST UNSANITARY. At present, the Brest camp has a ca pacity of 50,000 men and this will be increased to 100,000, March said. He vigorously denied reports of un healtliful conditions at Brest. "Our last sick reports from there were most excellent. "And the charge that we are trying to accommodate 12.000 at Brest when there is only room for 4000, is shown to be ludicrous by the statement that the present capacity of the camp is 60.000." An Increasing number of army offi cers are applying for commissions in the regular army or in the reserve, corps instead of asking discharge. During the week the number of appli cants for the reserve increased from 10,000 to 13,000. Applications on file for transfer to the regular army now number 5113. EIGHT NATIONS PLANNED IN SOUTH SLAV KINGDOM London, Feb. 8.—Acting Premier Pro tltch, in an interview' with the Bel grade correspondent of the Times, an nounced that the Jugo-Slavs' program provides for a new kingdom of the pounthern Slavs, including Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro, Siovania, Bosnia and Dalmatia, under rule of King Peter of Serbia. The kingdom will also seek to Include Trieste and Piume. The Italians claim Dalmaita, Trieste and Fiume. ARIZONA MINE OPERATORS MAY EASE WAGE SLUMP Jerome, Ariz., Feb. 8— Officiale of the United Verde and other copper mines In this district were In confer ence with employee' committees to day regarding the 75 cent reduc tion of wages announced yesterday. Althoughh it was first declared the wage reduction was effective imme diately, notices were posted late yes terday deferring the cut until after consultation with employes. It was indicated today a new sched ule would be announced making the (eduction less than 75 cents par shift j I ! J j ! I I Hanson Declares War to Death on Soviet Strike Agitators in Seattle Mayor Issues Statement Denouncing Walkout as Attempt to Overthrow Government; Says Only When He's Dead Can Traitors Accomplish Base Ends; Declares no Concessions Will Be Made to Unions, Betrayed by Bolshevik Aliens. Seattle, Wash., Feb. 8—As business was resuming in Seattle today and conditions settling toward normal, Mayor Ole Hanson issued the follow ing statement; By OLE HANSON. (Mayor of Seattle.) Two yeaj-s ago 15,000 workers were employed in the industries of Seattle. There are now 65,000. The unions have admitted to their ranks under the stress of war conditions every Bolshevik and I. W. W. who desired to Join. These men have secured con trol of many labor organizations. The conservative members have shown their yellow streak by allowing the foes of organized government to run their unions and their affairs. When the shipyard strike was called the men went out, willingly in most instances, as there was a feeling that the lower paid men were not getting sufficient wage as figured on the present cost of living. RADICALS STEP IN. Then the radicals having read of the revolution in Petrograd tried to duplicate the initial steps of the same here. They wanted to run our light plant and all industries, believing that we would surrender because of eco nomic pressure and suffering of our people. They had forgotten the les DATE OF RETURN TRIP Defers Departure to Feb. 16 or 17 Owing to Mass of Work on League of Nations Proj Win POSTPONES ect Yet Uncompleted. Paris, Feb. 8.—Tbe league of nations commission held a special meeting at 10:30 this morning in an effort to speed work on the draft of the constitution. It was officially announced that sub stantial agreement was reached on the chief points discussed at last night's meeting, but that the commission had decided to refer certain changes it had made to the sub-committees for classi fication. Owing to the amount of work in con nection with the league that is yet in complete, President Wilson will defer his sailing for home—scheduled for next Friday to Feb. 16 or 17. With continued progress at the two sessions scheduled for today and a meeting for tomorrow night it was be lieved the draft would be ready for presentation to the general peace con gress early next week. The committee working on interna tionalization of waterways will get down to business next week. One of Its first subjects will be the question of whether the Rhine is to be an open waterway or replaced under a com mission similar to that which will con trol the Danube. WEARLY11ÄKS SAIL FOR THE U. 8. A. Battleship Kansas and Four Transports Left Brest Feb. 5; Are Due at New York From Feb. 16 to 18. Washington. Feb. 8.—Nearly 11,000 Yanks sailed from France Feb. 5, the war department announced today. Following are the ships and their contingents: The battleship Kansas, Brest for Newport New s, due Feb. 16, carries troops for Camp Dix. I The transport Harrisburg, Brest for I New York, due Feb. 15, carries the ■following: Three hundred and fifty eighth infantry for Camp Meade. The transport Louisville, Brest, for New York, carries troops for Camp Meade; 205 sick and wounded; 14 na val officers, 272 naval enlisted men and 13 sailors' wives. SENATOR JOHNSON TO PERSIST. Washington, Feb. 8.—Twice beaten In his efforts to have the senate pass on a resolution for return of American troops from Russia, Senator Hiram Johnson will call it up every day next week, if necessary, he said today. son Germany acquired when they tried the policy of ruthlessness. The city government told them to go to hell; that all things would run as long as there was a government, and made no concession to the revolution ists. They closed down the newspa per plants through fear of injury to the employes of newspapers. Business cowardly hunted its hole for a little time until I announced that all peo ple would be protected to the last man and that we had 1500 men armed with rifles to kill on sight any one that caused disorder. Yesterday I notified the strike committee that S o'clock this morning everything would operate. UTILITIES ALL RUNNING. Everything is in activity in Seattle this morning. Every municipal cur is running. Our light plant has never shut down one minute. Neither has our water plant. Gathered together in Seattle is Joe Ettor, of Lawrence, Mass., fame, Muckey McDonald and men of his stripe from all over the union. Gathered here are thousands and thousands of Russian Bolshevlki who have arrived here during the past two years. These scroundrels want to (Continued on Page Two.) TACOMA STREET CAR MEN BACK AT WORK Repudiate the General Strike Order After Day's Idleness; Some Talk of Forming New i j | Unions by Opposition. Tacoma, Wash, Feb. 8—Street cars of the Tacoma Railway and Power company and municipal lines were operating on full schedule again to day. The men went back to work early this morning after a day of idle ness during which there was general complaint at the order which called them off their jobs yesterday. The union car men Issued a state ment saying: "Our international will not endorse a general strike and does not recog nize the central labor council as hav ing any authority to call us out against our own vote." The return to work of the street car men along with the repudiation of the central labor council's order, will go far to va rd breaking the general strike, in the belief of many persons here today. PLAN NEW UNIONS. There was much talk of forming new unions among the many workers who are opposed to the general strike, with a possible sweeping reorganiza tion of the central labor council and affiliated bodies under new charters. A majority of the teamsters who quit work yesterday morning were re ported to have returned to their jobs in the afternoon. The barbers, who declared a "vacation" Thursday, also were returning. Markets, groceries and restaurants were serving the public as usual, many operating under "permits" from the strike committee. TACAMBAR0, MEXICO, IS SCENE OF MASSACRE E. Paso, Texas, Feb. 8.—The plaza in j Tecambaro, Mexico, was the scene of a bloody massacre of federal soldiers by a rebel mob led by JesuB Sontora, according to advices reaching here to day. Sontora himself beat Colonel Pu lido, shot him, and then caused the body to be dragged through the streets and strung up to a tree. The soldiers held out for several i hours but were finally taken and hanged. KEJ1IY0N ASKS DEMOCRATS' AID IN JOBLESS PROBLEM Washington, Feb. 8.—Senator Ken yon has appealed to Democratic lead ers to submit plans for solving the un employment problem if they are un willing to accept his bill creating a public works board. Kenyon also will put the question before a Republican caucus and urge the party to adopt sortie policy for meeting unemployment. SILK MILLS 8TILL DARK. Paterson, N. J., Feb. 8.—Despite re ports that the strike of 27,000 silk mill workers has been practically^ settled, work was not resumed today. FIRST AT WASHINGTON. Washington, Feb, 8.—This winter's first snow fell here today. NATION LEAGUE PATTERNED ON UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION Executive Committee to Lead, However, Instead of a Presi dent, With Greater Powers Than Has U. S. Executive. LIMITED ARMAMENTS OF MEMBERS HAS APPROVAL League Board Virtually Com pletes Entire Constitution; Redrafting to Delay Presen tation Until Middle of Week. By WILLIAM PHILLIP SIMMS. (Copyright, 1919, by United Press.) Paris, P'eb. 8.—Organization of the league of nations, as favored thus far by the committee preparing the draft, promises to be similar to the constitu tion of the United States .according to an outline given the United Press to day by Professor Ferdinand Larnaude, one of the French members of the committee. An executive committee will head the league instead of a president, and its power will exceed those of the American chief magistrate. Under the executive committee come the judicial and legislative branches. The execu tive and judicial bodies will sit per manently, while the legislative will gather annually unless specially con voked. LIMITED ARMAMENT. Limited armament for all member nations has been approved, Larnaude said. Land and sea forces will be controlled by the league, except in the case of domestic matters. Disputing nations will be summoned before the league tribunal. In the event a nation refuses to abide by the judiciary's ruling and ignores all other attempts at effecting a settlement, It is planned to allow the disputants to fight. Apparently, the opinion is held that by the time the judiciary hands down its findings sufficient airing will have been given the trouble by the newspapers so that public opinion and other moral weights Inevitably will prevent actual war. DRAFT ABOUT DONE. Paris, Feb. 8.—The league of nations committee virtually completed the en tire constitution at its meeting this morning, it was asserted. Redrafting, necessitated by the several changes, «'ill delay its adoption until the middle of next week, however. Lord Cecil of Great Britain, Premier Venizelos of Greece, Senator Bourgeois of France and Paul Hymans of Bel gium, were appointed as a drafting committee. The next meeting of the committee will be held at 10:30 Monday morn ing. SIGNS OF DISCORD IN GERIW ASSEMBLY i Leaders' "Steam Roller" Tac tics Rouses Ire of Other Par ties ; Coalition Regarded Un stable ; Resembles Reichstag. By FRANK J. TAYLOR. Weimar, Germany, Feb, 7—The second session of the national assem bly today began to develop evidences of lack of harmony. Aside from po litical disputes there was a strong feeling in all parties against the leaders' "steam roller" tactics. The strong coalition formed has given the proceedings much the same, cut and dried atmosphere that obtained in the old relchstag. The coalition, which at present in cludes the Democrats, Catholics and Majority Socialists. Is believed by many to be unstable. The Socialists demand general Socialization of all Industries as a part of tbe national constitution. The Democrats anil Catholics consider partial Socializa tion as the only meuns of insuring the payment of Germany's debts and re-establishment of her credit. Also, they want Socialization as a political program and not fundamentally through the constitution. Reconcilia tion of these contrary views is certain to be difficult. - HENEY SAYS PACKERS SOUGHT TO BRIBE HIM WITH RETAINER OFFER Investigator Charges Armour Counssl Dangled Material Reward in Shapa of Increased Legal Business. Washington, Feb. 8.—Packers tried to bribe Francis J. Henry to work for them, with offers of "more business than he could han dle," ho charged today at the sen ato packers' hearing. Heney accused Levy Mayer, counsel for Armour & Co., of try ing to buy him at a recent session of the senate. ''I think such a man should be disbarred from practicing law," said Heney. "I make this charge now while Mayer is in the city. The offer was made at a previous hearing of this committee. "I had asked Mayer regarding some phase of the hearing when he made the offer in a low tone. " 'You work for our interests and I'll give you more business than you can handle,' were his words.'' Heney also said that Mayer in cluded Frank P. Walsh, former member of the war labor board, in the offer. BRITMIKE MENACE EASED AS MEN AGREE FOR ARMISTICE Subway Walkout Called N 0ff, Electrical Workers Resume Posts; Unions to Decide Final Action Sunday. London, Feb. 8—An armistice ap parently has been effected today in the industrial war being waged in Great Britain. While the subway strike was called off and all electrical workers were back at their posts announcement was made that a mass-meeting of trades unions would be held tomorrow to de cide whether there shall be a nation wide general strike. Rival tube unions reached an agree ment with government representa tions shortly before dawn today. A settlement was thought to have been made Thursday night but the agree ment was repudiated by some of the factions of the subway organizations necessitating a new conference last night. TRANSPORT RELIEVED. This resulted in the tube workers deciding to return to work today en abling thousands of other workers wiio had been forced to sleep in their places of business or take their chance with makeshift transportation or walk, to resume their normal methods of travel. One of the factors resulting in partial accession to the tube work ers' demands was the threat of Alfred Smith, representing the motor bus drivers, to call them out if the gov ernment persisted in running army motor lorries for passenger service. The return to work of the electri- cal workers relieved a tense situation resulting from the government's threat to imprison any who threaten- ed with the city's poker or light ser- vice. - WAITERS STILL OUT. The Waiters were still on strike, however, affecting all of the first class hotels, restaurants and clubs in London. The situation was said to be nearing a settlement. * The employers have offered the strikers a 47 hour week, agreeing to concede a 44 hour as soon as peace is signed. The Even- ing Star, however, published a Belfast dispatch stating that warrants have been signed authorizing arrest of most of the strike leaders. The situa- tion In the Glasgow shipbuilding strike was said to be unchanged. KIEL SHIP WORKERS STRIKE. Copenhagen, Feb. 8—Shipyard work- ers in Kiel have struck to prevent foodstuffs from reaching government authorities, according to the dis- patches received here today. BAKERS THREATEN WALKOUT. Glasgow. Feb. 8.—Bakers, demand- ing 40 hour week .threatened to walk out at. noon today. THE WEATHER Forecast for Boise and vicinity: POSSIBLY RAIN OR SNOW TO NIGHT AND SUNDAY; WARMER tonight. For Iduho: Tonight and Sunday, possibly rain or snow; warmer toi night. Highest temperature yesterday, 35. Lowest temperature this morning, 32. Mean temperature yesterday, 40. DOWNTOWN SHOPS REOPENING, FEW CARS RUNNING, ALTHOUGH NO STRIKE AGREEMENT MADE No Trouble Reported as Tinge of Normal Life Resumed; Order ly Crowds Walk Streets and Theaters Plan Reopening; Mayor Hanson Declares Strike Is Broken; Decides Not to Call for Government Aid. Seattle, Wash., Feb. 8—Labor men in close touch with the general strike committee intimated this aft ernoon that the sympathetic strike may be called off within 48 hours. The strike committee of 330 officers, representing ing 110 unions embraced in the sympathetic walkout, was in session at the labor temple when this word was passed about. No official statement, however, was made or prom ised and it was not known what the labor men based their prediction upon. SHOPS REOPEN, CARS RUN. Seattle, Wash., Feb. 8.—At noon today resumption of business was going forward slowly in downtown streets of Seattle with no reported interference, although there had been no settlement by agreement in the general strike at that hour. Some restaurants had opened, and theaters were planning to give the first performances in three days. A small number of shippers were beginning to drift into stores along the main avenues. Orderly crowds walked the streeats. A few munici pal cars were running under guard. Latest advices received by Police Chief Warren were that Major General Morrison, commander of the western department of the army, who will be in charge of the troops under discre tionary power, would arrive in Seattle at 2 o'clock this afternoon. 500 MORE SOLDIERS. Chief Warren stated that General Morrison would at once take charge of 500 soldiers who had arrived at Fort Lawton from Camp Lewis earlier in the day. There was difficulty In determining to what extent traffic had been re sumed on the municipal street car line. At 11 a. m., Thomas MUrphine, su perintendent of public utilities, said six cars were operating on the city lines, and that each had two soldiers aboard. E. B. Ault, spokesman for the strik ers, said at 12:15 p. m. that cars No. 318 and 102 were the only ones run ning on the city lines. The police and guards were the only passengers, he said. This data, he said, had been verified by two checkers. BROKEN, SAYS MAYOR. "The strike Is broken," Mayor Han son declared at 9:15 a. m. today. Municipal street cars had begun running on regular schedule, he said, and preparations were under way to run cars on the Puget Sound trac tion company's line. The mayor indicated he would not ask the government to step in and declare martial law unless it appear ed violence might result from the re sumption of normal activities. The mayor announced he would in augurate a system of municipal jit neys. He invited everyone with an automobile to operate it as a jitney. Every union man employed in the city lighting department had returned to his job, it was said. E. B. Ault, spokesman for the unions, took direct issue with the mayor's statement that the strike was broken. ONE CAR, SAYS AULT. "There is only one municipal car running at 9:45," said Ault. "It has nearly a dozen soldiers on it and the strikers are Ignoring it." "There will be no 'scab jitneys.' The people are with the strikers." Thomas Murphine, superintendent of public utilities, said at 10 o'clock that municipal cars were running on full schedule. "We started the first car off at 7 o'clock," Murphine said, "and by eight we had in operation six ears, which for that time of day is the normal number. "It is expected that the Puget Sound Traction company will bof&n opera tion by noon but If they do not the city will run municipal cars over the Puget Sound Traction city tracks." ULTIMATUM TO MEN. Seattle. Wash., Feb. 8.—Mayor Han son served notice on the 70,000 men on strike here early toduy that unless the sympathetic strike is called off by 8 a. m. today he will ask the federal government to declare martial law at 9 u. m. (Tonern! Morrison, commander of the western department, is not ex pected here until 3 p. m. One thousand troops, armed with bayonetted rifles, hand grenades and machine guns, are on guard here under command of Brigadier General Hayden of Camp Lewis. General Morrison was expected to (Continued on Page Two.) LABOR STANDS FIRM; MAYOR'S DEFY BRANDED PURELY BLDFF Strikers' Official Spokesman Declares Not Slightest Sign of Break in Ranks; Ridicules Threat of Martial Law. Seattle, Wash, Feb. 8—"There le not the slightest Indication of a break In labor's rank. The strike will go on until tile demands of the shipyard workers are granted. We are pre pared to feed the entire city if neces sary for an indefinite period." This statement was made at 8 a. m. today by E. B. Ault, publisher of the Union Record and official spokes man for the 70,000 strikers, who, for the first time in history, tied up an American city in a general strike. "At 8 o'clock this morning there was not the slightest indication of a re turn to work by any of the strikers," said Ault. "The various committees are reach ing out In every direction for a set tlement, as they have been since the strike started—and for many weeks prior. "RATTLE BRAIN MAYOR." "Last night was one of the quiet est ever experienced In the city. "We do not fear martial law. It is inconceivable that the government will back up the hysteri^ declaration of a rattle brain mayor, who is appar ently spoiling for a riot. We do not believe the United States government can be used in this day and age to force nun to work who are striking for a principle. "The strike wil go on until the de mands of the shipyard workers are grunted. , There is not the slightest Indication of a break in our ranks and we are prepared to feed the en tire city If necessary for an Indefinite period." PLAN GENERAL STRIKE IN BUTTE; MINERS ARE 'BITTER AND RESOLVED' Butte, Mont., Feb. 8— Plans are under way today for a general strike in Butte. Members of various unions in mass meetings last night Mt it to the "woVkera' council" to call and handle the proposed universal walkout against ths proposed re duction of a dollar a day in tha pay of minors of this district, which became effective Friday. Union leaders say thair men are "bitter and datarminsd,"