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FIRST VOL. XLn. BOISE, IDAHO, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 1919 WEATHER Snow tonight and Thursday;! colder to night. Ho. 64 YANKEES NOWM RUSSIA TO EXIT IN SPRHG, SEC. BAKER ASSERTS War Secretary Says Date of Withdrawal Dependent Upon Weather Conditions; Refuses to Give Reason for Recall. RAINBOW DIVISION WILL SAIL EARLY PART APRIL 26th Division Also Scheduled for Transport Soon; Rain bows to Play Boost Role in the Victory Loan Campaign. Los Angeles, March 19.—American troops now in Siberia will be with drawn in tho spring-, Secretary of War Baker declared, following his arrival her today. The exact date is dependent upon weather conditions he sa'id. Baker would not say whether the administration was withdrawing the troops because their work had been accomplished or because nothing could be gained by keeping tho troops there. Secretary Baker und Chief of Staff March were this morning en route from San Francisco to San Diego. RAINBOWS COMING HOME. Washington, March 19.—Tho 26th division (New England national guard) and the 42nd division (Rainbow) are scheduled to sail from Brest to Bos- ton and New York respectively, be- tween March 28 and April 19. the war department announced today. -No portion of the 77th division can be shipped prior to April 24, It was added, unless German shipping be comes available sooner than now an ticipated. Plans for return of the Rainbow di vision are expected to fit in with the coming victory loan campaign and some of the units w ill be here to pa rade at loan demonstrations during Ihe campaign beginning April 21, officials ■aid. "OLD-HICKORIES" BACK. Newport News, Vit., March 19.—The 112th field artillery complete, of the "Old Hickory" division, has arrived here aboard the Sunta Theresa. This Is the first large contingent of the "Old Hickory" division to arrive here. One casual company and a few wounded also were brought over on the Santa Theresa. FOR EARLY CONVOY. Washington, March 19.—The follow ing organizations have been assigned to early convoy, the war department announced today: 91st division, di vision headquarters and headquarters troops; 346th machine gun battalion; 181st infantry brigade, headquarters 361st, and 3G2nd infantry; 347th ma chine gun battalion; 182nd infantry brigade headquarters 363rd and 364th infantry; 348th machine gun battalion; 316th engineers ami train; 315th field signal battalion: 315th train head quarter -91sl military police company: 316th ammunition train, less com panies B and D; 316th supply train; 316th sanitary train, 316th mobile ord nance repair shops; sanitary squads numbers 47 and 48; clothing squad 301; 26th division complete; the fol lowing organizations of the fifth corps; Headquarters and headquarter: troops; 406th telegraph battalion; 52nd pioneer infantry; fifth corps sanitary train; headquarters field jspital and ambulance complete: field hospitals 335, 338 and 339; ambulance companies 335, 338 and 339; base hospitals 4, 5, 10 and 105; air service casual company number 6 and medical detachment. The 57th field artillery brigade, plus the attached 147th, regiment field ar tillery will return to tho United States with the 32nd division, which is sched uled to sail in April, General Pershing cabled the war department today. RAILROAD RATES BOOSTED TO 3 CENTS MILE APRIL 1 San Francisco, March 19—Starting April 1, railroad passenger rates will be Increased to three cents a mile, ac cording to announcement made by the officers of the United States railroad administration. Rased on this schedule, fare from San Francisco to Los Angeles will be raised from $13.95 to *14.20 and the rate to Ogden will increase from *30 to *80.25. The fare to Portland will raise from the present rate of *20 to *22.51. Where fares have been churged in excess of three cents a mile the rate will be decreased. Excursion rates will b« discontinued. ^ STAY OF EXECUTION GIVEN ALBERS, PORTLAND MILLER Portland, Ore., March 19.—A stay of •xecution has been granted in fede/al district court in behalf of J. Henry Al bers, millionaire milling man, follow ing the Imposing of a three-year term In federal prison and a *10,000 fine. Albers was convicted of making aedl tleus utterances during the war. U. S. NAVY PUIIIS OVERSEA AIRPUIIE FLIGHT ; smme of destroyers to safeguard pilot Event Scheduled to Take Place Soon After May 1; Comman der Bellinger Ordered to Prepare Flight Program; Air men to Be in Radio Connection With Ship«. Washington, March 19.—Plans for a trans-Atlantic flight by an American airplane are being laid, Acting Secretary of the Navy Roosevelt announced today. The flight is expected to take place some time after May 1. Lieu tenant Commander Patrick L. Bel linger has been ordered from Nor folk to Washington for work in connection with plans for the flight, Roosevelt announced. No orders, however, have been issued for (he flight Itself, Roosevelt said, addin* that it was not likely that the en terprise could take place earlier than May 1. The plans nre now to string de stroyers along the route of the pro posed flight about 200 miles apart. WILL PRESENT THE WITH SILVER CUP Boise Ad Club Decides to Give Giant Battleship and Crew Handsome Silver Loving Trophy. Basing its action upon the exclu sive story run in Monday's Capital News that the battleship Idaho, "the greatest fighting machine ever built," will go Into commission within a few days, the Boise Ad club at Tuesday's meeting, unanimously voted to pre sent tlie ship, its officers and crew, with a handsome loving cup, with a suitable Inscription. The matter was left in the hands of a committee, consisting of Reilly At kinson ad Edward G. Rosenheim, who are to arrange for the purchase of the cup, the financing ol' its cost and tlie Inscription it is to bear. A sug gested subscription follows: r May good fortune ever attend The Good Ship Idaho, Presented by The Boise Ad Club Of Boise. A town surrounded by Idaho, Wash ington, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Montana and Wyoming." It is expected the cup will be shipped to the ship the latter part of next week. The sponsor of the mo tion that the club present the token, argued that the cup would serve ns a means of advertising Boise to the world, aside from the sentimental value to the club's members. Official report was made that the Y. M. C. A. drive went over and more than *165,000 was raised on schedule time. The club's president then thanked the members of the club who were Instrumental In assisting the drive, nnd attention was called to the fact that the publicity committee thereof consisted of four men—all members of the Ad club. PREPARE FOR CELEBRATION. D. E. Kline, formerly of Spokane and now of Boise, was declared a member of the organization under a suspension of the rules. This was a courtesy to the Spokane Ad club, which sponsored his election, he being a former member of its organization in good standing. At the solicitation of the celebra tions committee of the Commercial club, the Ad club members discussed In a suggestive way some features of the proposed celebration on July 3, 4 and 5, in honor of Idaho's returned soldiers. Perhaps the best suggestion was made by E. B. Sherman, whose thought was that the parade to be staged be known as being In honor of "returned crusaders." He suggested that the first section of the parade be uniformed as crusaders, to be fol lowed by other symbolical sections, and the piece de resistance be the re turned soldiers in their regulation uni forms. In addition to this, suggestion was made that all trades, trades (Continued page Two.) HOG MELT BED FOR HD PDICES Removal of Federal-Fixed Limit Causes Upward Rush in Pork • Products ; Farmers May Have to Patten Hogs on $2.26 Wheat Instead of $1.60 Corn. Washington, March 19.—Pork chops are going to keep right on soaring In price, experts predicted today, at the department of agri culture. Pork, wholesale, has risen about *2 per hundred pounds since the government-fixed price was re voked two weeks ago. Bi/t hams, pickled pigs' feet and all pork cuts will not stop there, according to the department data. "Fanners are rushing plans to Plant spring wheat to sell at The seaplane, equipped with radio, would be In constant communica tion with the nearest destroyer, and would at all times be within four or five hours of a ship. By con stant radio communication Instant ' notice would be given of any mis hap, thus insuring virtual safety for the crew and the scientists who will be aboard for observation. It has not been disclosed wheth er press representatives would be taken on the plane itself. But navy officials are making arrangements to let the world know everything of the historic enterprise. Mçn probably will be stationed on tilg destroyers, especially near the start and the finish of the trip, to write the story. CASUAL COMPANY 820, IDAHO TROOPS, ARRIVE AT NEW YORK HARBOR New York, March 19.—The steam ship Harrisburg, carrying detach ments of the 147th Infantry, 37th divi sion, arrived here today. Tho Harrisburg sailed from Brest March 10. Other troops aboard were: First and second air service const ruc tion companies, four officers and 419 enlisted men: casual companies 370, 369, 373 (California), 291 and 815; de tachments of casual companies 808 (N. Y.l, 821, 820 (Idaho), 295, 814 and 817; Brest convalescent de tachment Nos. 108 to 112 inclusive, 7 officers and 623 enlisted men, all sick or wounded; 23 casual officers, 3 general prisoners and 65 nurses; also 2 naval officers and 218 naval en listed men. NEARLY 3500 YANKEES REACH NEWPORT NEWS ON THREE TRANSPORTS Newport New«. Va., March 19.— Nearly 3500 men arrived here aboard the battleships Louisiana and South Carolina and thê U. 3. 3. Arcadia. Aboard the South Carolina were casual companies from Virginia, Texas, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and nine civilians, making a total af 1026. Balloon wing companies D, E and F of Mobile; surgical unit number 102, casual companies from Illinois, Michi gan, Minnesota, Missouri, Alabama, Wisconsin and Texas and 110 officers and three civilians constituted those aboard the Louisiana. The total num ber aboard was 989. On the Arcadia was the 111th ammu nition train of the 36th division, com plete, and casual companies from Texas and other southern states. Ap proximately 1500 were aboard the Arcadia. TRANSPORT AND CRUISER BRING HOME 2848 YANKS New York, March 19—The transport Seattle arrived today with 1577 men and the cruiser Charleston with 1271. The organizations on the Seattle were the 104th machine gun battalion, 12 officers nnd 196 men; detachment 107th infantry, three officers and 244 men; mobile hospital number 2, seten officers and 60 men; 14 casual offi cers and the following casuals: Numbers 945, (California); 947, (Massachusetts); 955, 956, 1463 and 1907, scattered. On the Charleston were the 27th aero squadron, five officers and 177 men; 147th aero squadron, three offi cers and 170 men, and eight casual officers. FULL DISCHARGES GIVEN 36. Leavenworth, Kan., March 19.—Full discharges were today granted 36 men confined In the United States disciplinary barracks at Fort Leaverf worth. The men bad been serving sentences for military offenses com mute^ during the war. The discharges were recommended by the board of Inquiry sent here by the war department at Washington, which la going over individual cases, with the object of reducing possible *2-26 a. bushel, the government gsranteued price," said Professor E. H. Wilcox, of the farm man agement bureau. "Corn la being crowded out. Ac cording to present farmers' plans, the crop will go 50,000,000 bush els short. "Farmers win then have to feed *2.26 wheat to fatten hogs. Instead of corn at *1.50 a bushel. Potatoes also may be crowded out by wheat. A boost of per haps 25 per cent in potato prices may , also be expected." TEAPOT STORM ABATED; PBHON IS NOT AGAINST NATION LEAGUE French Foreign Minister Ex plains Reported Opposition to Covenant's Inclusion in the Preliminary Peace Treaty. FEARED TIME TOO BRIEF TO PERFECT THE DRAFT Temps Says Wilson Approves Military, Aerial and Naval Conditions Contained in the Definite Armistice. By WILLIAM PHILLIP SIMMS. Paris, March 19.-—Another "tempest in a teapot" seems to have blown over today. Further investigation confirmed that Foreign Minister Pichon, in his state ment Sunday, Intended no opposition to the inclusion of the league of na tions In the peace treaty, but merely questioned whether there was suffi cient time to perfect the covenant for Incorporation into the preliminary pact. . The neutrals will have their oppor tunity to present recommendations for amendments to the constitution at tomorrow's session and It was be lieved the covenant would be In shape to place before a plenary session for open debate by Saturday. SAYS WILSON APPROVES. "President Wilson apparently has approved the military, aerial and na val conditions contained in the defi nite armistice with Germany," said tho Temps, which usually voices the Ideas of the French government. "Theroforj, after the oouncil of ten deliberates on these, there Is nothing to prevent Marshal Foeh giving the Germans 72 hours' notice of cessation of the present armistice and Inform ing them of the new conditions fixing their military status. But only the military problems have been solved in this manner. Political problems have been adjourned. "The question, therefore, probably will come up before the council whether It Is preferable to fix in a permanent diplomatic document Ger many's militdry, political and terri torial status. "In this document, that pact of the league of nations will be included. If this opinion prevails, subsequent ses sions will be utilized for fixing Ger many's frontiers, after which the Ger mans will be summoned to Versailles to sign the preliminaries." CECIL WANTS LEAGUE INARY PACT Declares Monroe Doctrine Is Strengthened Not Endang ered by Covenant ; Incorpora tion in Treaty Won't Delay. Paris, March 19.—Lord Cecil, Brit ish expert on the league of nations, told correspondents the British dele gation considers the covenant should be a part of the preliminary peace treaty with Germany. He said he did not believe its incorporation would in any way delay presentation of the treaty. "If the Monroe doctrine means what I understand It to mean—Interference In American affairs by European na tions without consent of the United States—then the doctrine Is strength ened by the leugue, since no action could be taken under its provisions without America's consent," he said. Asked If insertion of a special para graph to cover this point is possible, Cecil replied: "I doubt the advisability of putting any power in a special position in reference to the rest of the world." Discussing Japan's 'contention for racial equality, he said: "However much we sympathise with the theory of racial equality, w* cannot Insert such a provision In the covenant without infringing on the domestic rights of individual govern ments." FAVOR TEACHER8' PAY RAISE. San Francisco, March 19.—An in crease of *20 a month to San Francisco school teachers has been recommend ed by the supervisors. The Increase will add *400,000 to the school budget. The campaign for the Increase has been waged for the past few months. TO START AIRPLANE MAIL. Cleveland, Ohio, March 19—Airplane mail service between New York, Cleve land and Chicago la scheduled to start April 15, postal authorities here an nounced today. Two deliveries of mall between the east and west will be made daily, u was Mid HEARST WANTS PROTECTION AS CHIEF ISSUE OF 1920 CAMPAIGN In Letter to New York Ameri can Editor-Publisher-Politi tician Urges Revival of Aged Plank to Guard Nation. RECOMMENDS CHOICE BIT TO REPUBLICAN CONGRESS Fears Other Powers to Emerge From War Chaos Ahead of America ;Takes Usual Rap at Great Britain. New York. March 19.—In a letter reproduced in his New York Ameri can today, William Randolph Hearst springs one of the first surprises of the 1920 national campaign by calling j for a revival of protection as the chief political issue. The letter, from the many-times Democratic candidate for office, In part, follows: "Editor of the New York Ameri can—I hope you can find occasion to write some editorials on the principle of protection and ask what has be come of this great American princi ple in the general confusion of head long taxation "Have we lost sight of the fact that in this post-bellum period, when everything is to be reconstructed on a new basis—that the prihclple of protection is one of the great means to enable our country to reconstruct its industries without the disastrous trade interference of foreign nations, without the invasion, the trade war, which Is likely to be levelled at us? "Now, this great American principle of protection will not only protect American industries in this serious reconstruction period, in this period of trade war and commercial invasion, but it will raise a large amount of in come and relieve some of the direct tax burdens that now fall heavily upon the people. "A Republican congress is about to come in. It is looking for Issues. Is it going to neglect the great issue with which the Republican party has identified itself for many years? "There are many Democrats who believe in protection, and who, In this critical state of our national exist ence, would think more of principles beneficial to the nation than they would of any partisan consideration. "The principle of protection too, (Continued on Page Two.) EAGER TO TELL STORY Suspect in New York Murder Mystery Reveals His Where abouts on Reading of Murder Indictment Against Him. Mineola, N. Y., March 19.—Dr. Walter K. Wilkins, wanted for the murder of his wife, telegraphed District Attorney Weeks from Bal timore today, laying he would soon arrive here to testify before the grand jury. Wilkins said in his telegram that he did not know there was a murder charge against him until h* read it in the morning papers. He added that he waa starting immediately for Mineola to tell all he knew about the caes. Dr. Wilkins has been missing since Sunday when he disappeared Just be fore a warrant was issued for his ar rest on a charge of killing his wlfs, Julia, by beating her to death with a hammer at their Long Beach home Feb. 27. An Indictment against him is expected before night. The body of Mrs. Wilkins Is to be exhumed for a second time. It was learned. The authorities will seek to obtain an impression of her finger prints to compare them with the bloody smears on the walls and furni ture of the house where she met death. The authorities hope to prove that these finger prints were not hers, but were those of a man they believe to have been the accomplice of her hus band. MURDER INDICTMENT. Mineola, N. Y„ March 1*_ Charles Weeks, district attorney of Nasau county, today went before the grand Jury here to secure an Indictment against Dr. G. W. Wilkins for the murder of hla wife on Feb. *7. OREGON PAYS OVER P6,000.000. Portland, Ora., March 19—Collector of Internal Revenue Miller estimates that the Income and war profits taxes collected from the People of Oregon this year will total **6,009,000. This le nearly double the revenu« of last year. SUPER-ENGLISH PLANE SOON TO START FLIGHT ST. JOHN'S TO IRELAND I Secretly-built Machine Shipped to Canada for Trant-ocoan Trip; Australian Pilot. London, March 19.—The British have taken the first step toward making a trans-Atlantic airplane flight. The Mall announces that a sccretly-bullt 375 horsepower piano with a pilot and navigator has been shipped to St. Johns, N. F„ to start from there within a few day* on a voyage over the At lantic. The pilot Is understood to be Harry G. Hawker, an Austral ian, with wide experience In long distance non-stop flying. Com mander MacKenzte Glrve la being sent along aB navigator. The flight is being planned from New Foundland to Ireland be cause of the favorable wind which at this season of the year blows strongly from west to east at a certain altitude. The British be lieve this gale will aid greatly in making the proposed flight a suc cess. On trials about the coasts of England the airplane has made remarkable • records, it was learned, convincing the backers of this effort that it will be a suc cess. I WHEN NIGHT FALLS Minnesota Thief Nabbed After Wierd Crime Series; Con fesses to Large Number Rob beries; Was Model for Boys. Minneapolis, Minn., March 19— Here's the double role played for the last ten years by George Hyatt, ac cording to his alleged confession: In daylight, a printer, deacon In the church, Sunday school teacher and popular model for the boys of Anoka, Minnesota. At night—bank robber stick-up man, torch climber and all-around burglar. Hyatt Is in the Hennepin county jail awa.ting arraignment on a charge of attempting to rot the Champlin, Minnesota, State haul' last week and btating Miss Hazel Flynn, cashier, un til she was unconscious. The girl Is still In a t vecarious rendition. PREACHER'S 80N AIDE. Hyatt's assistant, he told County At torney William N. Nash, was a 15 year old boy—son of an Anoka minis ter of another church than the one to which Hyatt catered. The boy went with him on practically all expeditions and shared the loot. He was lookout when Hyatt entered the Champlin bank last week In his home guard uni form and demanded that Miss Flynn open the vault. Authorities today took a wagon load of loot from Hyatt's home to distri bute among residents. He has con fessed, pullce say to large numbers of robberies and attempted hold-ups and also to arson, having burned a home to destroy evidence of looting. GEORGE H. CUDDY NAMED TO WEST POINT ACADEMY (Capital News Special Service.) Washington, March 19.—Represen tative Smith has announced the fol lowing appointments to West Point and Annapolis: Military academy, West Point— George Hamilton Cuddy, Boise, Idaho, principal; Charles Dean Dlnwoodey, Idaho Falls, first alternate; Earl C. Bowman, Idaho Flails, Idaho, second alternate. Naval academy, Annapolis—How ard G. Archibald, Pocatello, Idaho, principal; Robert Donald McGee, Nampa, Idaho, first alternate; Harry William Amundson, Pocatello, Idoha, second alternate; Deleval Forest Mac Clure, Halley. Idaho, third alternate. Everett Wineland Lisle, Wallace, Idaho, principal; Herman Q. Page, Sandpolnt, Idaho, first alternate; Charles Emmett Kinney, Nampa, Ida ho, second alternate. Murr Edward Arnold, Kimberly, Idaho, principal; Farl C. Bowman, Idaho Falls, Idaho, first alternate; Rosel Herschel Hyde, Downey, Idaho, second alternate. HIGHEST PAID PRIVATE. Stockton, Cal., March 19.—The high est paid private In the American army was Jacob B. Hoffman of this city. He was sent to Camp Lewis and dis charged on hla fifth day. In servies for flat feet. »He received *1 a day while In camp and now Is to receive the *60 bonus, or *1* A day for hie sarvtoe period. THE WEATHER Forecast for Boise and vicinity: 8NOW TONIGHT AND THURSDAY; COLDER TONIGHT. For Idaho: Tonight and Thursday, enow; colder tonight. Highest temperature yesterday, 54. Lowest temperature thie morning, *4. FMANCUU. AND UND QUESTIONS NOW READY FOR WAR BOARD 0. K. Tentative Agreement Under stood to Have Been Readied on These Issues of the Pre liminary Peace Treaty. BIG POWERS AGREED ON HOW ENEMY SHALL PAY Speedy Progress Made on the League Covenant, Now Cer tain to Be Incorporated in Prelude Draft; Japs Insistent By FRED 8. FERGUSON. Paris, March 19,—-The speed-up program of tho peace conference was in full swing today. Committee sessions and the meeting of the supreme war coun cil this afternoon were expected to accomplish appreciable progress in winding up the terms of the preliminary treaty with Germany. The delegates continued in their belief that the treaty will be fully completed by March 29, and prob ably will be submitted to the Ger mans three days later. It was an nounced today that Versailles has been definitely selected as the site for signing the treaty. By FRED S. FERGUSON. Parts, March 19.—The supreme war council was expected to ratify for mally today the tentative agreement, understood to have been reached yes terday on territorial and financial questions of the preliminary (peace treaty. The conference yesterday was at tended by President Wilson, Premier Lloyd George and Premier Clemen ceau. Italy and Japan wore not rep resented, because the matters dis cussed did not affect them. The ses sion, wslch lasted from 3 to 5.30 p. m., was described as "satisfactory." ALTERNATE SESSION8. The plan of alternating formal meetings between the leaders and ses sions of the supreme war council was adopted Sunday, as part of the speed ing up process. When the council adjourned Mcn <lay until today, it was understood that several matters affecting princi pally the United States, Great Britain and France, would be taken up. The question of both the western and eastern frontiers of Germany was said to have been thoroughly discussed. John W. Davis, representing the United States on tho reparation com mittee; L. H. Locheur, France, and Lord Sumter, Great Britain, were called In for discussion of financial conditions of the treaty. BIG POWER8 AGREE. The big powers, It was learned to day, are now in practical agreement regarding the principle of working out financial affairs, namely, that the final bill for reparation must be based on what experts find Germany will be able to pay over a comparatively short period of years. With the gov ernment heads already agreed on this basis, fixing of the definite amount of Indemnity appeared to be a mat ter of only a few days. Meanwhile, work Is also being pushed on the league of nations cove nant, which will be Incorporated in the preliminary pact. A call waa sent to all neutrals yesterday to have their recommendations for changes and amendments ready for presentation at the special session of the league sub committee tomorrow. JAPAN INSISTENT. Japan Intends to press Its position that the covenant, which is designed to establish the equality of peoples. (Continued on Page Two. msmmiis Says Mrs. Inch,'Freed on $600C Bail After Jury Disagrees on Extortion Charge. New York, March 19—"Some one must pay for making me cry," said Mr*. Bejty Inch, whose ankles are famous, as she was released on *5000 bell today after the jury disagreed In her second trial on a charge of at tempted extortion. . Mrs. Inch's attorney demanded. that ehe be brought to trial for the third time at once, but Judge Davla said this was Impossible. Mrs. Inch declared It was ridiculous to assert that she would try to ox tort *215 from a millionaire and said «he was a victim of persecution. With regard to the wall built around the witness' chair to shield bet- ankles from the Juror's gaae she said; "Poor little spite fence,'* Intimating It was efrected as a' prosecution trick to prejudice the Jury against her sad that* it had failed do do to.