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American Delegates Have Hopes of Peace Conclusion By Easter
Ai.li ijiii iwws FIRST EVENING CA PITAL NEWS VOL. XLn. BOISE, IDAHO, MONDAY, APRIL 7, 1919 WEATHER Fair day; tonight and Tues freszlng tempera ture tonight. No. 83 HEAR HUNGARIAN REPUBLIC OVERTHROWN DELAY AT PARIS LAID TO BRITISH AID FRENCH; IN BLAME FOR U.S. Predictions of Lloyd George and Pichon of "Easter Peace" Regarded Possible By the American Delegation. REPARATION GREATEST OBSTACLE TO PROGRESS Neutral Bankers Called to Con clave to Present Data Ger many's Claim of Financial Obligations to Them. Paris. April 7.—The American peace delegation has evolved a def inite Russian policy, it was report ed today. It will be submitted to the other allied delegations for ratification. Recent United Press dispatches disclosed a "peace proposal" sub mitted to the allies by Premier Lenine, promising to discontinue Bolshevik propaganda and grant anti - Bolshevik districts the right of self-determination in return for withdrawal of the allied armies and shipment of food and raw ma terials. The reported policy, it was said, does not include recognition of the Bolshevik government, but is such that Premier Lenine is likely to ac cept it. During the president's conference with American commissioners it is un derstood the Russian situation was thoroughly discussed. The Americans 0« not share the belief of the British end French press regarding the Dan v. ig decision. Representatives f the city have indicated that Moodsned was certain if the Polish troops land ed there. It was also pointed out that the terms of the armistice did not con template the use of that port by Poles. By FRED S. FERGUSON. Paris. April 7.—When the "big four" resumed its conferences here today a feeling of hope prevailed in American circles that the predictions of Premier Lloyd George and .Foreign Minister Pichon of an "Easter peace" will come true. Whether this is possible, it was de clared, depends chiefly on the British and French. If they have concluded they can agree on the various prob lems by that date peace is much nearer. On the basis of American conclus ions an agreement appeared possible on this date. NO AMERICANS' FAULT. A settlement has been delayed far beyond the American forecast .obvious ly through no fault of the Americans. The more optimistic of the delegates believed the question which was chief ly responsible for delay—reparation— would be cleaned up today. The con ference the 'past week has centered on (Continued on Page Two.) BRITISH REINFORCEMENTS TO BE RUSHED TO RUSSIA; DEHY KERENSKY PLOTTING 'W London, April 7.—The advance guard of the British relief expedi tion is scheduled to sail for Mur mansk on Wednesday, it was learned today. From there it will proceed to Archangel at the first opportunity. The main force of the expedition will leave in two sections, the first sailing early in May and the sec ond May 15. The expedition will be composed entirely of volunteers. A news agency report that Alex ander Kerensky, former Russian premier, who is residing here, had approached the Bolsheviki in an attempt at reconciliation, was de clared today to be unfounded. POWERFUL OPPOSITION FACES PLAN OF PEACE ARMY OF 509,000 MEN Washington, April 7.—The war de partment's plan for a peace army of 609,000 appears to face powerful con gressional opposition, according to Representative Kahn of California, ■lated to be chairman of the next house military committee and now In Eu rope studying the military system of the other countries with a view to framing a reorganization plan of hts I , I j International Red Army Being Organized, 1200 Well Equipped Volunteers Coming From Vienna; Soviet Aviators Fly Over City Dropping Propaganda. By EDWARD BING Budapest, April 6.—( Delayed)— General Smuts, special allied envoy, today received Foreign Minister Bela Kun in his private car. Smuts and his party denied rumors in circulation here that the allies were planning to send an army into Hungary. They declared that the allies' course toward the new Hungarian government has not yet been decidd. An "international red army" is being organized here. Twelve hun dred well equipped volunteers ar rived from Vienna under the com mand of communist leaders Roth and Ziegl, and were Immediately mustered Into service. More are expected. The first two battalions of the army have left for the line of demarkation established under the armistice. The Soviet has decided not to in terfere with military affairs, recog CAPITOL WINS TO BE BUILT IN NEXT18M0NTHS ; Boise votes the *135,000 bond Issue for j the haB0 f the Sale of Bonds in Law Passed Makes it Possible to Secure Funds Immediately—Buy Steel First. Dirt is to fly from the excavations for the two wings of the state capitol building: and concreto and steel is to follow in its place, immediately after pproaches. In lÿ months it is planned to have the wing.j completed for occupancy,* including: senate and house chambers in which the sixteenth legislature will meet. J. )£• Tourtelotte, architect for the building*, who drafted the plans for the main section and in connection there with drew the plans for the wings, is to be retained as supervising* archi tect. While formal action has not been taken on this matter, a Conference M s to be held between Governor Dj and Commissioner of Publ'c Works Hall, at which it will be definitely de termined. WILL BE BUILDING RECORD The present administration proposes to erect the two wings during its first term of office. It has less than two years in which to do this. Plans r.ie well underway, however, to accom plish the feat, although it will he a record-breaker along building lines. After Boise votes the bonds for the (Continued on Pa; Two. SECRETARY BAKER SAILS TO FRANCE ON BUSINESS; ACCOMPANIED BY AIDES New York, April 7.—Secretary !* Baker sailed for France today on | Hie Iransport Leviathan. Ile was ac- I compunied by officers of the general statf who will inspect army units re ma imrig abroad. The seereta aboard the Leviathan al Hoboken. Going down ...c uay moi y went her dock at ^ay the transport was saluted by the flotilla of small craft bearing those waiting 1 to welcome Vice Admiral Sinn in on the Mauretania coming 1 MAN OF MYSTERY ARRIVES ANU ANSWERS THE FIRST LOT OF INQUIRIES SELECTED AT RANDOM FROM PILES SENT TO CAPITAL NEWS OFFICE By MISS TERRY. The nian will, the ophile optic and cryptic crystal is here to please, plague and perturb with his amusing and yet mvrmid oman mysteries. Meaning, of course, Alexander S He came Sunday and was about early today skimming se boat.y ° Ver 1 ,e VVaVes 0f P*y chic Phenomena in his Buddha , ; I LOOKING OVER THE LETTERS After a recondite repast consisting ing of an esetoric egg, temperamental toast, Hindu ham and cabalistic coffee, Alexander tackled a stack of 'letters sent him through the Capital News up to 10 o'clock this morning. If he had been the giver of public office his mail would not have been heavier. There was a tubful of it. But Alexander did not sigh or shirk. From the stacks he selected at ran Jdom and answered rapidly, writing nizing the importance of discipline. Hungarian communist aviators flew over Vienna and dropped propa ganda. They landed near a suburb and were arrested but later released. Maximum 38-liour week has been fixed for apprentices. Thirty-seven hundred school children have been provided with free baths. All hos pitals have now become public, preference being given proletarian patients. NEW LABOR PARTY BARS RADICALISM FROM RANKS Chicago, April 7.—Charging that the Chicago Socialists had "knifed" the new lubot* party at the polls in the municipal elections, John Fitz patrick, defeated candidate for mayor, and the Chicago Federation of Labor today served notice on Socialism, Bolshevism and I. W. W.-ism that their banners will not be tolerated in the new labor party. The occasion arose at the reg ular monthly meeting of labor party officials yesterday. Differences of opinion arose between radical ele ments and conservatives. "We will imbibe no theories that have no standing in the country," declared Fitzpatrick., "None of this foreign Socialism shall be incorpo rated with this party. Men and women in the trades believe in American principles and American standards, and 'f Socialists think they can cram any of this "Marx ism" down their throats they're mistaken." } 20 INJURED, $250,000 PROPERTY DAMAGE IN STORM-SWEPT OMAHA Omaha, Neb., April ". — Twenty persons were injured and property damage estimated at $250,000 was done by a tornado which struck the western portion of the city last night. Miss Frances Mieklen, 6, whose back was broken, was the only seriously in jured. About GO houses were in the direct path of the storm. All of them were damaged and several were completely destroyed. All the damage was done in the Dundee and Clifton Hill sec tions of tlie city. The twister struck three blocks from where the disastrous tornado of 1913 started. General construction of cyclone cellars, following the 1913 storm, is believed to have saved many lives. FRISCO WAR BONDS HIGHER San Francisco, April 7.—San Fran cisco values its liberty bonds higher than do eastern bond owners. Com parison of San Francisco and New York quotations i/mn iihcptu ___fol show San Francisco quotes from $1.20 to $8.51 higher on various issues. Focal liberty bond auotations low: quotations First 3Ç£s, $104.19; second 4s $98.31; third 4(4s, $98.72; fourth 414s $95.02 alone and lining the typewriter him OPENING AT PINNEY Alexander will g| ve his opening per formance at the Plnney tonight. The enigmatical entertainment will con tinue a week. Meantime, here are his answers to the first batch of letters selected in discriminately from the great pile: Q-—J-—Will I leave Boise or (Continued on Last Page.) ANSWER m m - m w w k€& f TAU FOR*' ^rMÇRiCAH i m //A "5-1-1 cl ,^A-g y SUMMIER Lawrence, Mass., April 7.—A riot oc curred here today when more than one thousand striking textile workers rushed the Everett mill, hurling stones through the. windows. The Holy Ros ary Catholic church also was itlacked and valuable stained glass windows broken. More than 70 shots were said to have been fired during the fighting, hi which 100 mounted and foot 'police lock part.! According to the police, Marshal Tim othy O'Brien's automobile was fired upon when the marshal appeared be fore the rioters to read the riot act. Charles Catalio, a striker, was arrest ed, charged with rioting and also with leading the strikers. Twenty-seven other strikers were taken by the* police and held on charges of rioting. Despite the number of shots said to have been fired no one was reported wounded. The police reported that shortly after 3 o'clock this morning a bomb believed to have been incendiary and construct ed of glass was hurled at a house in Newberry street. The explosion wrecked a door and part of the rear of the building. BERLIN RAILROADERS ASK PAY BOOST; WARN STRIKE Basil, April 7.—Railway employes In Berlin demanded a wage increase, threatening a general strike unless their terms are met before Thursday. The railway workers declare a strike not only will hamper the government's anti-revolutionary measures, but will prevent transportation of General Hal ler's Polish troops across Germany, giving the allies an unquestioned right to land the troops st Danzig, thus hu miliating the German government. THE WEATHER Forecast for Boise and vicinity— FAIR TONIGHT AND TUESDAY; FREEZING TEMPERATURE TO NIGHT. For Idaho—Tonight and Tuesday, fair! freezing temperature tonight. Highest temperature yesterday ____ 51 Lowest temperature this morning ..29 Mean temperature yesterday .......43 ! j I j WILSON IMPROVED, BUT ORDERED TO REMAIN IN BED; FEVER DISAPPEARS! By CARL D. GROAT. Paris, April 7.—President Wil son's condition continued to show improvement today, but Rear Ad miral Grayson ordered him to re main in bed. The president, whose cold has been broken and whose fever subsided, wished to attend the "big four" meeting today. Gray son, however, realizing that the nr*xt two or three weeks will be filled with heavy work of vast im portance, insisted that Wilson re main quiet for at least another day. Colonel House and a few other Americans visited the "White House" and were allowed to talk briefly with the president. It is understood several impor tant questions were touched upon. RAINBOW DIVISION STARTS ON FIRST LAP FOR HOME Coblenz, April 7.—A continuous stream of trains has beon bearing units of the 42nd (Rainbow) di vision westward since early this morning. The infantry movement i3 expected to be practically com plete tomorrow. The artillery will begin entraining early Tuesday, starting with the 149th. The field guns have already started down the Rhine to Rotterdam. For the first time the regiments of the 42nd are displaying with their colors the white streamers inscribed with the battles in which they have participated. SINN FEINERS RAID JAiL; GRAB MATE, KILL GUARD Dublin, April 7.—Thirty men raid ed a hospital in Limerick yesterday, rescued a youthful Sinn Fo'ner. who was on a hunger strike, shot one con stable to death, wounded another and locked four other guards in cells. IS WILSON PLANNING EARLY REPORTED PRESIDENTIAL New York. April 7.—Reports that President Wilson had cabled the navy department to dispatch the George Washington, presidential ship, to France were denied by Secretary Tumulty today. "Personally. I think there is nothing to .the report. I haven't heard a word about it,' Tumulty declared. Departure of the George Wash ington would Indicate that the delegates intend an early return. U-BOAT CONQUEROR I.S.; New York, April 7.—Vice Admiral William F. Simms, who commanded tho American destroyer force which helped beat the submarine, arrived homo from the war today. He was greeted at the Narrows—the entrance to New York bay—by a fleet of harbor vessels carrying cheering welcomers. One bore a huge sign with the words "Welcome Home" painted on it. , The Mauretania was delayed by fog and forced to lie in Ambrose channel for hours. She finally arrived at the Narrows at 3:10 this afternoon. Two destroyers and six submarine chasers surrounded the Mauretania as it came in sight of the people who had been waiting since early morning to shout a greeting. Three naval airplanes cir cled overhead. ON BRIDGE WITH STAFF. Admiral Simms was on the bridge of the steamer. He was accompanied by his staff, composed of Ca^L. J. P. R. Pringle, Captain R. H. Leigh, Captain D. W. Knox, Commander J. V. Bab cock. \V. A. Fairfield and W. A. Ed wards. A band aboard the police boat Patrol played "The Navy Took Them Over, the Navy Will Bring Them Back," and "Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here," as the Mauretania passed quarantine. Troops aboard the big liner—sister ship of the Lusitania—lined the rails and gave cheer for cheers from the crowds in boats and on shore. The fog which delayed Sim's arrival had quite vanished by this time. The scout patrol vessel Arumis, carrying Sim's wife and family, drew alongside the lowering side of the Mauretania, as j she slowed up for the quarantine sta tion. RETURN FROM FRANCE? SHIP HAS BEEN SENT FOR T The George Washington, which has been undergoing an overhaul ing in the United States, has been ordered to be placed in commis sion immediately, it was learned yesterday. Issuance of the order two weeks ahead of the liner's scheduled return to France was accepted as meaning the president may desire to have her in readi ness in the event it is necessary for him to leave the conference on account of delays. 1 AUSTRIA PLANS TO TURN SOVIET; MAY 15 DATE OF PROPOSEDSTEP Socialists Ready to Relinquish Government Reins if Reds Assume Responsibility of Feeding People. PRESS OPPOSES ACTION, EXPECTING ENTENTE AID Rome Hears New Red Republic Declares War on Serbia; More Plots Bared Toward Boche Spartacan Rebellion. Pari*, April 7.—Confirmation was received from official sources hero today of rumors that tho Hungar ian Soviet government has been overthrown and Foreign Minister Bela Kun assassinated. So far as known here tile ministry is pre serving order. London, April 7. —Tho Budapest Soviets have been overthrown according to rumors in Vienna a news agency dispatch from that city received by way of Berlin. ..Bela Kun, the Hungarian for eign minister, is said to have been killed. Zurich, April 7.—A Budapest dispatch published in Vierino newspaper declared the Russian Bolsheviki are approaching Czer nowitz. Czernowitz is on the Pruth river in Bukowina, only 10 miles from the Russian border. By RUDOLPH KOMMER. Berne, April 7.—Establishment of an Austrian Soviet republic by' May 15 is forecast in advices received from Vienna today. The Volks Wehr alrea dy has gone over to the communists, Tho proposed Soviet republic is be ing debated, It was reported. Social ists who now control the government are said to have discussed with the communists the possibility of a change in administration, declaring they are ready to surrender their power if the communists will assume responsibility for feeding the popula tion. Tlie Socialists point out that a Bolshevist Austria could not expect food from the entente. PRESS OPPOSES REDISM. Hungarian Bolshevik representa tives, who participated In the dis cussion, declared the readiness and ability of the Hungarian Soviet gov ernment to feed Austria. (Count Karolyi Is reported to be in Vienna.) The newspapers of Vienna are fighting Bolshevism. They empha size the promise of entente diplomats lo supply sufficient food for an "or derly population." Information from private sources (Continued on Page Two.) REPORTS KOREAN RIOTING ENDS; DENIES JAP BRUTAL Tokio, April 8 (Delayed)—End of disturbances in Korea, started by Ko rean nationalists, is near Civil Gover nor Yamagata of Korea announced here today upon arrival from Seoul. He has received advices from his Seous office that memorials have been re ceived from influential Koreans re» gretting the recent activities. Yamagata denied reports that ex cessive severity was used In quelling the demonstrations. He also declared no missionary par ticipated in the demonstrations, either directly or indirectly. Some mission aries, he stated, probably showed sym pathy for the natives' uprising. PADEREWSKI DEPLORES YIELDING TO HUN WAILS Paris, April 7.—Premier Paderewski, who arrived here from Warsaw yester day, was expected to confer with mem bers of tne peace conference today re garding Poland's claims. In an inter view he said the allied decision to Em ploy Danzig as a landing place for Po lish troops only if transportation across Germany failed is a "tragedy" from the Polish standpoint. He said that while the important thing is to get the troops to Poland the seeming conces sion to Germany weakened Poland'! position.