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FIRST EVENING CAPITAL NEWS WEATHER VOL. XLH. BOISE, IDAHO, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1919 No. 30 MAYOR SAYS SEATÏÏE STRIKE BOU) ATTEMPT AT REVOLUTION Declares Only City's Prepared ness to Combat Violence Pre vented Serious Disaster; Planned All-American Revolt SAW MEN WITH GUNS AND FEAR CONQUERED Not a Strike or Protest, but a Threat, a Challenge, a Revo lutionary Dictum, Slates Ex ecutive of Seattle. Seattle, 'Wash., Feb. 13.—Seattle's genera) strike of 70,000 laborers was an attempt at a revolution. The plan was to start the revolt here and have it spread to-other cities. These statements were made in an exclusive statement to the United Press today by Ole Hanson, mayor of Seattle, lie said the strike bred no disorders because every precaution had been taken to preserve order. "The strikers/* lie said, "saw deter mined men, ready with riflos and ma chine puns manned by an American 'ace' and his company. "They came, they saw. And fear conquered." Mayor Hanson's statement follows: "The so-called 'sympathetic strike' in Seattle WAS an attempted revolu tion. "Thai the» 1 ;* was no violence doesn't niter the fact, though the anarchists who fomented it are using that as an argument to deny their revolutionary Intent to the men who blindly followed them and who are today beginning to understand how dangerously they were misled. TOO WELL PREPARED. "There was no violence because every precaution had been taken against it. Strikers came in droves to tlie police stations. They saw determined men, ready, with rifles and machine guns manned by an American 'ace' and his com r any. "They I-ante. They saw. And fear conquered. "Tli" intent, openly and covertly nn # nounced, was for overthrow of the in dustrial system: here first, then every where. "No Russian city could have been more assiduously placed with soviet propaganda than was Seattle just prior to and during the tie-up. "After the strike had been called, the radicals were beginning to show their colors more frankly, the proposal to take over all private and municipal industry was actually put to a vote In strike councils and missed adoption by a narrow margin only. This but led to redoubled efforts by the Bolshevik!. "The strikers, through newspaper notices, decreed that: "The public is advised to go home and stay at home after eight at night; we will police the city; we will supply such food as we think necessary; and nothing can operate except on our per mission. A LA BOLSHEVIST. "The owner of a taxicab company was told that be might run cabs for sick and emergency cases, provided he gave the sovietlsts half the proceeds. "Their plans exactly followed those of the Russian revolutionists. Fach union was to operate its own industry. " 'Labor,* said the strikers* official organ, 'will not only shut down iiulns tics; labor will reopen under the man agement of the appropriate trades such Industries as are. needed to preserve the public health and peace. "'If the strike continues, labor may feel led to open more and more in dustries under its own management.' "It was not a strike. Not simply a protest.' It was a threat. A chal lenge. A revolutionary dictum. "A leaflet bearing the signature of the metal trades committeed urged: 'Since the products and industries of the world are ours by right, since through their proper organization we can manage both more efficiently and with justice to all- and—w'e're ready, let's win.' LACKED PLAIN LOGIC. "If the mass of labor In this affair believed it was not bring swept to ward overthrow of established govern ment, it is because they didn't apply plain logic to the situation and don't comprehend what overthrow of the government consists of. "True, there were no flashing guns, no bombs, no killings. "Revolution, I repeat, doesn't need violence. * "The general strike as practiced in Seattle is of itself the weapon of revo lution, all the more dangerous because quiet "To succeed it must suspend every thing. Stop the entire life stream of a community. And to do that means danger, disease, death. It means stop ping by the violence of intimidation every governmental agency for tho pro> tection and preservation of life as well as liberty. "That is to say, It puts goverhment out of operation. "And that is all there is to revolt— no matter how achieved. "Thousand! of those supporting the (Continued on Page Two.) Midwest Sleet Disrupts Wires East of Denver Denver, Col., Feb. 13.—The worst prostration of wire communication into Denver from the east had practically cut off this city today from tho great news events in Eu rope. One government wire and a "test" line over which the Ameri can Telephone and Telegraph com pany was making frenzied efforts to restore communication were the only, connections between Denver and the east this morning. Sleet storms last night in Ne braska and Kansas carried down all wires of the Bell company, the Western Union and the Postal Telegraph. Tho general breakdowns occurred 87 miles east of North Platte, Neb., and between Kinsley and Stafford, Kan. These two storm areas are in the two principal wire zones east of Denver. Formerly when one failed the other was generally available, but the loss of both routes cut Denver off com pletely. The financial district of Denver was hit hard by the loss of brokers' wires. Inability of tho brokers to obtain stock market quotations brought trading prac tically to a standstill. BY FEDERAL ACTION Contracts for Seven Steel Boats at Oakland Cancelled and Work on Six Others Sus pended by Shipping Board. Oakland, Cal., Feb. 13—Contracts for seven steel ships to have been built here have been cancelled and con tracts for six others suspended it was learned today. The shipping board's telegram announcing the action gave no reason. The seven contracts canceled were for the Moore Shipbuilding company Whore a KtrHw i»--4*i-~f>roKresflu The s fbc contracts suspended are held by the Union Iron works. California yards have within the past weeks seen 39 ship contracts for steel ships either suspended or cancel led. The figure involved is approxi mately $77,000,000. CHANGE OF POLICY. Whereas some believe the shipping board cancelled the contracts held up by tho Moore company because of the strike there, the general opinion is that the action comes as a result of the more extensive policy developed by the shipping board for building peace time ships. Keels of the ships affected had not been laid. General Manager Piez in Philadelphia recently announced through the United Press that these ships planned to win the war were not suitable for peace time competi tion. LARGER ANR FASTER. It is believed the government de mands ships larger and fAster than those called for in these contracts and that in the end t^e yards will profit by more valuable contracts than those suspended or canceled. Contracts havd been suspended or canceled in yards in Oregon and Washington and it is believed the same holds true there. Federal Officers to Clean Out All Undesirable Aliens; Re veal Alleged Plot to Assassi. nate Wilson and McAdoo. Chicago, Feb. 13.—Records of I. W. W. leaders here were scrutinized today by federal officers with a view lo as sisting in cleaning out undesirable aliens. Twenty-six men arrested at 1. W. W. headquarters were released to. day. But officers were Instructed to watch carefully for any violation of federal law's. Chicago police revealed, In connec tion with this activity, an alleged plot to assassinate President Wilson and possibly Secretary McAdoo. The reve lation followed arrest at Cleveland, O., yesterday of Pietro Pierre, an I. W. W. member recently released from I-eav enworth. Pierre will be taken to Kan sas City for trial oh charges of violat ing federal laws. His part in the al leged ussasslnation plot was revealed by two loyal Italian prisoners. Offi cers had trailed him unsuccessfully through the west. His associates in the supposed plot wero not fohnd. LENINE ESCAPES A88AS6IN. London, Feb. 18.—Refugees from Moscow report that a recent attempt to assassinate Nikolai Lenine, Bolshe vik premier In Russia, was frustrated, according to the Stockholm correspon dent of the Morning Post today. EXPERT 10 PROBE BOOKS 0FMTIHÏ omul's OFFICE Announcement Made to House of Representatives Account ant Now at Work for Special Committee. MAY REPORT ON FRIDAY Lower Assembly Again Passes Administration Bill After Parlimentary Tangle; Non partisan Measure Killed. The special Investigating committee appointed by the legislature to probe into the adjutant general's depart-' ment of this state which has been un der fire ever since the legislature opened, reported, when requested by Speaker Kigcr, that an accountant had been placed on tho books of the department to expert them and deter mine what foundation there is to the reports that some of the funds may have been wrongfully used. This re port was made by Representative Featherstone of Shoshone county, chairman of the house committee in charge. He said the delay had been occasioned by inability to get Into touch with an accountant.' lie is A. M. Blaylock of Idaho Falls. MOODY STILL ABSENT. Representative C. S. Moody, former adjutant general whose administra tion is being probed, secured a leave of absence for 10 days to go to Menan W'hcrc It is said he Is establishing himself to take up the practice of medicine and surgery. The 10 days expired the early part of this week and there has been some speculation in legislative circles, about Ills return and appearance before the investigat ing committee. He lias offered to go before the committee and a similar request lias been made by M. Alexan der, former governor. Neither have so far have been summoned. It is un derstood that the «Xpert will be given every opportunity to study in detail the receipts and expenditures of the department. REPASS ADMINISTRATION BILL. "The house re-passed the adminis tration state consolidation bill just to play safe, after approving the amend ments. A parliamentary entangle ment arose over the action to 1 be taken. The amendments to the bill were made by the house. The senate asked for a joint conference commit tee later to correct clerical errors in the bill. The conference committee reached an agreement and the senate thereupon passed the bill and it was sent baclf to the house which con curred in the amendments. The ques tion arose as to whether or not the house record was clear on the measure and to eliminate any possibility it was not, the bill was again passed. Representative Hall created no lit tle amusement when he urged upon the house to be cautious as ihe "wild and woolly Democrats," appeared to he laying for the measure. AMENDS WOMEN'S LAW. The house passed two other bills and then went into the committee of the whole where the women's eight-hour bill was considered again. Amend ments were added to it including one providing that women may be em ployed overtime at time and a half In the case of an emergency. It was held by the opponents of the measure the amendment draws the teeth from the bill in that the term "emergency" gives a wide latitude in the matter of employment. KILL NON-PARTISAN BILL. The county non-partisan bill by Peckham and Harrison tried to come to life again today as did also the Garbult hill providing a new system for assessment of power company property. The reference committee some time ago, recommended that both be not printed and they were not. The authors tried to revive them by mov ing they be printed, but the house voted motions down. Among the new bills Introduced is one to create the Eleventh judicial district out of Adams, Payette and Washington counties; to create a court of land titles and to amend the constitution to provide that the state could develop Its own water power resources; providing night schools for foreigners. MEASURES PASSED. The following measures were passed; Senate bill No. 19. by state affairs committee—State department ad ministration consolidation bill. House bill No. 83, by (iougli—Am ending health laws so that cases of Spanish Influenza may be Isolated. House bill No. 48, by Judiciary com mittee—Providing schedule of fees for probate Judges. STORM WRECKS PLANES IN C0AST-T0-C0AST FLY San Diego, Cal., Feb. 13.—Two more airplanes of the transcontinental nir squadron, now on Its way from tho east coast to San Diego, were smashed in » storm near K1 Paso, Tex., yester day, according to a telegram today from Major Albert Smith, command ing the fleet, to Lieutenant Colonel Harvey Bprwell, commander of Rock well field. MRS. ROOSEVELT TO SEE SONS IN FRANCE. . K • \ m Mg 0fPM«n General Parker, at left, Lieut. Col. Theodore Roosevelt and wife snapped at Romagne, F rance recently. also visit the grave of Quentin, killed New York, Fob. 13—Mrs. Theo dore Roosevelt, widow of the late great American, is en route to visit her sonrf in France. Capt. Archie Roosevelt is now in America. Theo dore, Jr., and Kermit are still in ser vice in France. Teddy Jr., is now a lieutenant colonel. Mrs. Roosevelt will action. Mrs. Richard Derby, daughter, will accompany Mrs. Roose velt. For repeated feats of bravery be yond the bounds of military duty in action Lieutenant Colonel Roosevelt wears the Croix de Guerre with two palms. He has twice been recom mended for the American Distin guished Service Cross. Lieut. Col. Richard Derby, brother-in-law of Lieutenant Colonel Roosevelt, arrived with his unit at Newport News brought the story of Theodore's ex Operators Make Good Their Threat if Strike Not Ended; Troops on Guard at Ap proaches to All Shafts. Jerome, Arlz., Feb. 13.—Two of the largest mines in the Jerome district closed today in compliance tfith Tues day's announcement that they would close if the strike of miners- was not ended by Thursday morning. Troops were placed on guard at the approaches of all mines. Closing of the smelters is expected to follow soon on account of lack of ore. Hundreds of men were thrown out of work by the tie-up which mine of ficials predicted is likely to last from six to eight months. Distress from unemployment already evident here. Many of the miners are already leaving but express little hope of being able to secure work elsewhere on account of conditions in other copper mining fields. It Is understood the mine owners feel the present copper prices do not war rant continued operations if they are to be faced with labor difficulties. The strike started when some ele ments of the men refused to accept a 75-cent dally cut in wages. LIE, Medford, Ore., feb. 13.—The charge which wus made by Dr. John H. Boyd, pastor of the Portland Presbyterian church, that France officially offered to provide prostitutes for the American soldiers, was emphatically denied here last night by Irvin H. Cobb, well-known writer, lecturer and war correspondent. Dr. Boyd cited Raymond B. Foadick, chairman of the commission on train ing camp activities, as hie authority. "Any statement that the French of fered to furnish prostitutes or other wise for the American soldiers in France is a lie, an 'unqualified lie, and any man who uttered It originally or repeats It Is doing a cruel injustice to two great mitions —the French and American," Cobb said. "I don't believe that Dr. Raymond Fosdick ever tittered the statement, it is a cruel, unqualified lie." Cobb, following his lecture here last night, left for Los Angeles. ploits to the Roosevelt home in Oyster Bay. Lieutenant Colonel Derby was also decorated by the French government for bravery in visiting advance uid posts in the course of his tour of duty as surgeon with the Second division. He said that both Lieutenant Colonel j Theodore Roosevelt and Capt. Kermit aniT"the American expeditionary forces Roosevelt had taken part in the hard fighting along the Meuse river. They were attached to the First division. Theodore, Colonel Derby said, was severely wounded at Soissons in July and was also gassed. He limps slightly and the gas lias affected his eyes. fllr. Derby said that tl;e Second dl visio . could not .receive ton mqyh praise. He said he believed that one fourth of the prisoners captured by were taken by this division. COL. THAW, FAMED FLYER, ASSIGNED TO COAST POST San Diego, Cal., Feb. 13.—Lieutenant Colonel William Thaw, famous Ameri can ace, is due here on Saturday, when he will assume the duties of ex ecutive officer at Rockwell field, North Island, the big army flying school. Captain Clyde Balsley who, with Thaw, was a member of the La Fayette esca drille, of the French army before the United States entered tlie war, re ported for duty here yesterday. Chief Executive Lister Seri ously HI and First State Aide Assumes Duties, Though of Different Political Faith. Olympia, Wash., Feb. 13.—Lieuten ant Governor Louis F. Hart is today acting governor of Washington. Gov ertfpr Lister is at Fort Stelacoom un der the constant care of his family and Ills personal friend and physician. Dr. William Keller. Governor Lister Is seriously ill but bis physicians be lieve tliut a few weeks rest will lind him lit to return to Olympia. There was a noticeable' air of de pression in the state house and around the legislative halls today for though tho governor has many political ene mies, his personal friends are legion. Jt Is not expected that the taking over by a Republican lieutenant gov rnor of the reins of stute government held by a Democratic governor will in ly way affect pending legislation. Acting Governor Hart In a state ment yesterday made It plain that ns far as he could interpret Governor Lis ter's wishes on any measure he would follow them, and there is a genera! desire on the part of the house and senate, both overwhelmingly Republi can to do likewise. _ , No reports from Stelacoom as to the governor's condition reached Olympia up to 11 a. m. THE WEATHER Forecast for Boise and vicinity: FAIR TONIGHT AND FRIDAY : NOT MUCH CHANGE IN TEMPERATURE. For Idaho: Tonight and Friday, fair. Highest temperature yesterday, 39; lowest temperature this morning. 29; mean temperature yesterday, 35. Total precipitation for the 24 hours ending nt 6 ,a. m. this morning, .02. 398 TROOPS LISTED TO BE DEMOBILIZED AT BOISE BARRACKS Companies E, F and G, 116th Ammu nition Train and Caiuala to Reach Gotham February 21. (Capital News Special Service) Washington, Feb. 13.—Companies E, F and G, 116th ammunition train, and casual company No. 255, with 11 officers and 387 men, aailed from Brest, France, Feb. 9, on U. S. S. cruiser Montana. The men will arrive at New York Fob. 21, „ and will immediately leave for Boise barracks, Idaho, for demob ilization. While the 116th ammunition train and the 116th engineers, are the same in number, it ie not be lieved that the 116th ammunition train is composed of any of the former members of the old Second Idaho, though the words "ammu nition train" may have been meant to cover 116th engineer!. The last word of the 116th engineers was that they would disembark at Newport News on or about Feb. 16, though the plans may have ' been changed since that time. GATHER FOR 24TH Hundred Members Present at Opening Meeting Idaho State Horticultural Association at Commercial Club Rooms. FINE EXHIBITION OF FRUIT j Prominent Apple Growers of State Show What Idaho Can Produce — President Sinsel Makes His Annual Address. | • The twenty-fourth annual meeting of the Idaho State Horticultural asso ciation, an organization composed of men interested in fruit growing and the development of the Industry In this state, began this morning at the Commercial club rooms with an ap proximate attendance of nearly a hun dred members. Charles J. Sinsel, prominent business man of this city and president of the association, pre sided. The scent of apples was plainly ap parent in the convention hail, and tempted the appetites of all; one of the most excellent exhibitions of ap ples ever seen in this state or any other being on display on tables. J. P. Gray, of Mesa, Idaho, one of the most prominent growers of fruit in the country, has a wonderful dis play of fancy apples at the conven tion that prove conclusively that the climate of Idaho is most ideal for the successful propagation of fruit. The exhibition is of standard selected va rieties, such as Permain, Rome Beau ty, Delicious, Winesap, Jonathan, Gano, Stayman and Yellow Newton apples; one box of Delicious apples containing just 48 specimens of fruit, each one of which is beautifully col ored. large and sound, without a sin gle blemish. The exhibition is very creditable to the grower, and to the state. Another excellent exhibition is that of the fruit growers of Cove, Canyon county, Idaho, who have on display beautiful, deliciously flavored apples of all standard varieties—each one of which seems to be peculiarly adapted to this country. Another is that of E. F. Stevens ,of Nampa, Idaho, which shows the wonderful soil and climati cal advantages of the Boise valley when it comes to producing choice fruit. \V. E. Baker, of Home, Oregon, also has a most choice display of line uit embracing the standard varie ties. OPENING SESSION. The opening session of the conven tion, which was most enthusiastic, be gan with invocation by Rev. Willsie Martin, followed by the annual ad dress of the association's president, Charles J. Sinsel. Mr. Sinsel, in his address, reviewed the work of the past year along horticultural lines, gave his views on the future that looms up for | the industry In this—date, and made 1 several recommendations for the as sociation to Investigate regarding pr*>- | posed legislation. Tho balance of the I morning was given up to appointment j and reports of committees, and a gen eral discussion of the horticulturists. I The afternoon session of the con vention began at 1:30 o'clock, at which | tlie program included the following addresses: "Results of Spraying as : Obtained by the Experimental Sta- | tlon at Moscow, Idaho," Professor C. ! C. Vincent, Moscow. "Season Sprays," I s. S. W. Foster. San Francisco; "Spray Ing as an Asset and a Liability," a Frank E. Seeley. Payette; 'Spray Ma- j terlal and Application," Professor K. ; D. Ball, Ames. Iowa. ! This evening a formul session of the j convention will be held at tho Com- | merelal club, the program for which i follows: Address Of welcome Mayor Hays; response, Sllaa Wilson, Nampa; "Strawberry Culture, Dr. J. H. May- ne bee, Middleton. j | SAYS FOCH TO STRIKE IF HUN ATTEMPTS TO EVADE TERMS Paris Paper Forecasts Drastic Measures by the Allied War Chief if Boches Show Symp toms of Bad Faith. MORE FOOD FOR ENEMY PROVIDED IN NEW EDICT Deadline to Be Drawn Beyond Which German Troops Will Be Forbidden to Move For ward Poland, Paper Says. Pa ri». Fob. 13.—Marshal Foeh was to leave for Treves today, car rying with him the new conditions on which extension of the armis tice will be based. It ie understood they provide that Germany may ob tain food from tha allies after the devastated countries are supplied. The Matin forecast today that the armistice will be prolonged in definitely, that hostilitiea will be commenced on short notice in tha event the enemy shows bad faith in carrying out the conditions and that a dead line will be drawn be yond which German troops will be forbidden to move toward Poland. WORLD POLICE FORCE. By ROBERT J. BENDER. Paris, Feb. 13.—The question of establishing a big international military and naval police force undsr the League of Nations was to be threshed out in today's meet ing of the league committee. The proposal was understood to have been submitted by the French dAsgates. American and British delegates are said to be opposed to it. REGARDING WITHDRAWAL. Washington, Feb. 13.—With drawal of the altied-American forces from northern Russia and Siberia will be the first question before the proposed conference be tween representatives of the as sociated powers and the Russian factions at Prinkipos, diplomats here understood today. It wae predicted that the Omsk and Arch angel governments would be last minute participants in the confer ence. RIOTS IN BUCHAREST. Copenhagen, Feb. 13.—A revolu tionary demonstration in Buchar est, was suppressed by troops, ac cording to a Berlin dispatch re ceived by the Tidende today. A crowd tried to storm Kihg Ferdinand's automobile shouting "hurrah for the republic," accord ing to the dispatch. The troops forced the people back. ' Strikes are spreading through out Rumania, the report stated. Industries are seriously handi capped by labor troubles. TO TIGHTEN PRESSURE. Paris, Feb. 13.—Conditions for were agreed upon by the supreme war council yesterday evening are believed today to Include lessening the economic pressure and strengthening of tlie military pres sure on Germany. The new terms. It is reported, embraced what will ultimately be an important part of the actual peace treaty. While further restrictive meas ures are expected to be Imposed to Insure the Germans carrying out provisions already enacted, which they are alleged to be evading, It is understood the enemy will be aided In stabilizing international condi tions thrbugh a modification of tho blockade restrictions. The new terms will not be made public, however, until they are presented to the Germans ut Treves. Pittsburg. Pa., Feb. 13.—The Park Bank of Pittsburg, with deposits to tailing more than 82,225,000, failed to open its doors today., Bank officials announced that the in stitutlon had been closed by order of P. T. Cameron, stato bank examiner, Defalcation on the part of an em ploye Is alleged to have been the reu [son of the bank's closing, R. C. Chnfant, president, and the bamk directors issued a statement which declared that embezzlement, ab atractlon and wilful misapplication of moneys and credits of the brfKk by J. s. Swartz, cashier, had "Impaired the capital of the bank to such an extent s to make it Impossible to longer con tlnue business." .__ NOT MIXED IN SEATTLE STRIKE. Washington, Feb. 13.—None of the aliens awaiting deportation at Ellis island had any connection with the general strike In Seattle or any labor troubles In the west, Anthony Oaml ne ttl, commissioner of Immigration, stated today.