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400^000 Train and Engine Men_Granted Large 'Wage Increases
ALL THE NEWS FIRST VOL. XLII. EVENING CAPITAL NEWS WEATHER Fair tonight and Sat urday. BOISE, IDAHO, FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 1919 No. 87 OPEN WAY FOli NATIONALS TO TRY FORMER ME RULER $15 TO $53.30 A MONTH, $1.31 TO $1.53 A DAY IS ADDED TO PAYS Director Hines Announces Wage Increase to Railroad Workers Retroactive to Jan. 1 ; Over time Decision Held Up. TO READJUST '-OBVIOUS INJUSTICE," HINES SAYS Dining and Sleeping Car Em ployes Case Still Under Con sideration; R. R. Police Raised Four Weeks Ago. Washington, April 11 — (United is) —Train find onginemen on lines of the mit loivil railways today were grunted unother increase In wages by Director General Hin . The order af fects more than 400,000 employes and the increases are i" troaetive to Janu ary I. Claims of the employes for time and a half for overtime in road ser vices' was left to a bi-partisan board for decision. Practically completing the "war cycle" of wage advances, Hines gave the four great railroad broth erhoods increases ranging from $15 to $53.30 for men paid by the month and from $1.31 to $1.53 for men paid on a day basis, over their 1917 wage scales. TO RIGHT INJUSTICES. ' j | The a dv anc es h re designed to read just "obvious in ju isiices''; wrought bv the ge nei pa 1 ad\ ance granted rail workers ; May 25, 1918. Claims of tlie conduct' ors , tr ainmen. firemen and on gineors ha Lve been pending since last Decenib or. L 'onsr deration of the case has ore til tied the time of the railroad adminis t ra tion \vu go board since the firm of th e y oar i $vhen the hearings ended. Only ; in api uoxii mate estimate of the ridded l >ur den of expense which will accrue l a rc ■SUll of the increases was obtainn) >le by rail road offici i y. They estimati thn t if increases sought by the trni in am l en. ginemen and sleep ii.g car er npl oyes and railroad police Ik d her n in effet :t under last year's conditio th( * a dt litional advances on these amo: LI 111: * WO uld total about $67, &00.000 annually. TWO CLASSES LEFT OUT. With the disposition of the brother hoods' claims for readjustment of wage scales, only two relatively small classes of railroads remain to be dealt with, the Hines' statement announced. Dining and sleeping car employes have presented ttieir arguments and their cares are before the railroad ad minis-* tration. Members of the railroads' po lice force were given increases about four weeks ago. In announcing his decision in the brotherhoods cases, Hines gave an inkling of the problems which lie faced In arriving at a settlement. "When the reports of the board of wages and working conditions on these claims were made," Hines said. I was faced with the following alternatives: SEVERAL ALTERNATIVES. "(1)—To refuse to make any re X Continued on Page Two CALIFORNIA SOLONS HEED LANSING PLEA; KILL ANTI-JAP BILLS Sacramento, Cal.. April 11.—(United Press.)—With the dispatch of another message to Secretary of State Lansing at Paris late yesterday. Senator Inman won the last tilt in the anti-Japanese scrap and the legislature is on record today as petitioning «against the Ori ental peril. After being allowed to withdraw the bills which Lansing stated would be embarrassing to President Wilson and the administration, on motion of Inman ,the following message was sent by the senate to Lansing. "Notwithstanding great public de mand that legislation such as men tioned in our cablegram be enacted, solely in deference to the earnest plea on the part of the president, such leg islation will not be introduced or con sidered by the senate at this session. We earnestly petition that such action •be taken by the president on the Ori ental immigration question as shall make future state legislation on such •ubjects unnecessary." BIG FIRE AT PITTSBURG. Pittsburg, .Pa., April 11—Fire early today did approximately $30,000 dam age in the down town business district. ' I j i ! ; ' j BARE BOLSHEVIK PLOT TO PUT WORLD IN WHIRL OF ANARCHY; SPARTACANS FIRST WORKED ON With Boche Radicals in Power, Victors' Demands Would Be Ignored in Passive Manner; Invasion by Allied Armies Courted to Spread Germs of Redism. PARIS, APRIL 11.—(UNITED PRESS)—THE "BIG FOUR" TODAY CON SIDERED A PROPOSAL FOR SELLING FOOD TO RUSSIA, IT WAI LEARNED FROM RELIABLE SOURCES. WHAT DECISION WAS REACHED, IF ANY, COULD NOT BE ASCER TAINED. By WILLIAM PHILLIP SIMS. Paris, April 11.—(United Press.)—Confirmation of a Bolshevik plan to s, ' eize Germany as the initial step in aworld proletarian revolution has been j received in government circles here, it was announced today. According to available information the Bolsheviki scheme is this: | Spartacans—with possible ac quiescence of the present govern ment—will assume administrative power in Germany durir^j or im mediately after the Versailles con gress. Once in control, the Spartacans will greet the allies' demands with folded arms and a general atti tude of "do what you like, but as far «as we nre concerned wc will do nothing"—meaning they will MUNICH SOVIET POWER WANING; ANTIS RECOVER Wurzburg Recaptured by So cialists and Capital Sur rounded; Strike in Saxony and Ruhr Zone Growing. By FRANK TAYLOR. Berlin April 10 (Delayed) (United Press.)—Wurzburg lias been recap tured and Munich entirely surrounded bv forces of the deposed Socialist gov ernment, according to advices received here today. After retreating from Nuremberg to Bramberg, Premier Hoffman of Ba varia and several of bis ministers are reported to have succeeded in rallying a formidable anti-Soviet army, con sisting of soldiers, workmen and stu dents. A large force retook Wurz burg (140 miles northwest of Munich) from the Bolsheviki after a brief en counter in which most of the Soviet officials and soldiers are said to have surrendered. Another detachment has Munich completely surrounded. SEE EVEN CHANCE. The Scheidemann government, which has been temporarily removed to Wei mar. was reported today as increas ingly optimistic regarding the situa tion in Bavaria. Restoration of So cialist control is now believed to have at least an even chance. Th<* general strike in Saxony and the Ruhr districts is reported to be growing, but the government has suc ceeded in regaining control of the sit uation in Madgeburg capital of Sax ony». Street fighting in that city re sulted in heavy casualties. Spartacans stormed an unnamed newspaper office in Hamburg. but their activities were reported to be limited and government forces were said to greatly outnumber the radicals in that city. The situation in Berlin Is tense. The city is quiet, however, under the siege conditions directed by War Minister Noskc. The government, has taken special precautions to protect the Red Cross mission, which is housed in the American embassy. The square in front of that building Is bristling with machine guns nad armed motor cars form a constant patrol. Although the National Soviet congress has devel oped unmistakably radical tendencies it apparently does not dare to under take any violence. j j ! j J ALEXANDER SAYS McMILLAN WILL BE THE NEXT MAYOR OF BOISE; TELLS HOW BELIEF IS GAINED; PUBLIC THINKS FAVORABLY By MISS TJSRIIY. Alexander says: "M'MILLAN WILL. WIN." lie says so from the stage and in private conversation, t asked him about his deduction, Thought impressions on what might he termed a collective subject are out of the bounds of my capabilities. X must work with individuals not groups. "It is my belief McMillan will be elected mayor of Boise because so many people, of all classes, who come to me directly or in contact with me indirectly, such as sitting in the theater, have him favorably in mind. refuse to pay indemnities or carry out any of the other peace terms. BAIT TO INVASION. * The Spartacans thus hope to force the «allies to occupy central Europe, which they believe would embitter the allied peoples against theft' gov ernments. With the allied armies in the inter ior of Germany the Hpnrtacans would (Continued on Page Tvyo.) BAVARIA WON'T BE INCLUDED IN ALLIED TREATY German Government Notified to That Effect; Regarded Recognition of New Regime, Though Not Necessarily! Soviets. Basle, April 11—(United Press)—The allies have notified the German gov ernment that Bavaria will not be in cluded in the peace treaty, a dispatch from Stuttgart reported today. Such action by the allies would be regarded as virtual recognition of the independence of Bavaria, though not necessarily of the new Soviet govern ment. SERBS FIGHT TEUTONS. By EDWARD BING. Budapest, April 9 — (Delayed) — Heavy street fighting in Agram, 160 miles southwest of Vienna, where Serbian troops attempted to restore or der brought a riot which resulted In a peasants' mass meeting, a Fiume dis patch reported today several radical agitators were arrested. Half a million men and women voted in Monday's Soviet elections in Budapest, it was announced today. A new vote was ordered in one district, the government charging illegal bal loting. A hundred carloads of American Vom Trieste today, the serious food fats arrived he greatly roliovi shortage. The government has issued «a decree declaring all cinema theaters, cinema producing companies and pharmacies public property. SAILOR, CRAZED BY BLAZE IN ROOM,LEAPS TO DEATH San Francisco, April 11—M. A. Han son, 26, of Seattle, was killed early to day in a leap from the sixth story In an effort to escape a fire at the Y*. M. C. A. hotel on the Kmbarcade road. Hansen, sailor, was awakened by fire In his room. Rushing into the hallway, he leaped to his death before comrades could detain him. The fire did slight damage. Friends said Hansen planned to leave for Seattle today to visit bis mother. "They are home owners, to a large extent, or renters who are as inter ested in their city as any home owner. They are opposed to experimentation in city government. They wunt sta bility plus progress. They feel way down deep in their heart sthat McMil lan is th safe man from every view point. T have no specific interest in the matter whatsoever, not being a resi dent of your city, but my information would lead me^to lay a wager on Mc Millan if I were disposed to bet." Another crowded house at the Fin ney theater gieeted and acclaimed Mr. (Continued On Page Eight.) DEMAND PROBE LEAGUE PAPER; SCHOLTZFACING NEW TROUBLES Manager of the New Non-Par tisan Organ at Nampa Fails to Appease Fellow Stock holders' Antagonism. ATTORNEYS INSIST ON A THOROUGH INVESTIGATION Boise Barristers Appear on the Scene and Demand Peep at Records; Case May Be Taken to the Courts. (Capital News Special Nampa, April 11-W. Boise, manager of the league daily paper in this succeeded in stifling the his management of his assumed such force thn among the stockholders and the members of the Service.) G. Scholtz of Non-partisan city, has not opposition to paper, which e weeks ago of the organ league. This was evidenced today when the legal firm of Davidson & Davidson of Boise arrived and, supported by a power of attorney issued them by a number of the original stockholders of the paper, demanded permission to make a thorough investigation of its rec ords with a view to ascertaining the exact methods through which Sholtz secured and holds control. WILL DEMAND BE RECOGNIZED? Schollz was absent in Boise when the demand was made for the records and those in charge of the office declined to grant the demand until his return, but agreed to get in touch with him Ty telephone communication, which was done and Scholtz advised that he would return late this afternoon. In the event he refuses to rec ognize the power of attorney grant ed the Boise attorneys they will immediately apply to the court of redress. THOROUGH INQUIRY PROPOSED The investigation of the methods employed by Scholtz as proposed by the Boise attorneys, if carried out, is to be a thorough one and will be made with out anw recognition of the audit re cently made by former State Auditor Clarence Van Deusen. One of its essential phases will be a complete examination of the stock in the paper which has been issued. --_ RETURN OPEN VERDICT IN SOCIETY WOMAN'S DEATH Chicago. April 11 -Circumstances «• tlie death of Mrs. Irving C. Black, Winnetka, III., society woman, will probably remain a mystery. A final open verdict was returned by a coron er's jury yesterday declaring Mrs. Black died by a rifle she field in her own hands." Mrs. Black, wife of a Chicago busi ness man and a former resilient of Fort -Madison, Iowa, was found in a private rifle range in the basement of her home ten days ago. Black declared his belief she bad been accidently shot while others were inclined to believe she committed suicide. STORM-STRICKEN TEXAS BEGINS RELIEF CAMPAIGN Dallas, Tex., April 11.—North Texas settled down today to a definite cam paign of relief for the areas stricken by Wednesday's disastrous storm. Reports of the completion o£ relief organizations in the larger towns in each of the storm districts were; re ceived here. Funerals of most oL' tho 97 known dead were held yesterday. Reports from several other town., talc* of heavy prone; ty damage from wird and torrential rains, indicating the losses are tremendous. 2700 YANKS REACH GOTHAM. ! New York, April 11.—The 157th In fantry complete. 2700 men for Camps Funston, Kearney, Meade, Sheridan, Custer, Lewis, Dodge, Humphreys, Grant, Taylor, Sherman and Wads worth Arrived on the transport Juliu Luckenbach today. The Pannonia was scheduled to ar rive this afternoon bearing the 287th and 238th field artillery headquarters, second battalion; batteries D and E, 12 officer* and 413 men. BOCHE BARES FANGS AGAIN; SNARLS "NEIN" IF TERMS TOO HARSH Weimar, April 11.—(United Press)—Foreign Minister Brock dorff- Rantzau, addressing the na tional assembly today, again threat ened that Germany will not sign a peace which does not conform with the armistice terms. "Confronted by hard enemies, we have only one weapon—that is an ippeal to the basis of peace agreed to in November," he declared. "Wo will not sign a peace devi ating from the essential points con fined in the armistice." HOPE PROMISE EARLY EXIT TO CALM YANKEES U. S. Troops in Russia to Be Reassured of Withdrawal Before June 1 : Not Surprised at Mutiny Threats. Washington, April 11. — (United Press.)—Yankee troops In northern Russia will be reassured by the war department that their tenure of Arc tic service against the Bolsheviki will soon be over. Chief of Staff March already has announced that the last man should be out of that region by June 1. Re assurances are expected here to quiet the unrest among American troops some of whom nearly mutinied sev eral days ago as a climax to a long period of discontent at being held in service. The refusal of some of the troops to go into front line trenches, an nounced by the war department late yesterday, has not been unexpected, it is known here. The morale of all the allied forces in northern Russia is exceedingly bad. That of the Brit ish is generally rated best, the Yanks second, while the French morale is understood to bo lowest. NOT INCLINED TO CENSURE. Washington, April 11. — (United Press.)—General staff officers today reiterated General March's recent dec laration that American forces in northern Russia are perfectly safe and able to hold their own against Bolshe viki attacks. Despite the unrest in the Archangel region, it was' stated, it is physically impossible to bring the troops home earlier than announced because of ice. What disposition will be made of the men who mutinied March 20, and re fused to fight, staff officers were un able to state. Technically the offense is a grave one and usual disciplinary measures would appear to be inevit able. In this case, however, it is pointed «out there is difficulty in ap plying the usual punishment for such offense because public opinion ap pears to be with the men. Also re ports indicate even some of the offi cers have not had the highest morale and probably have not been particu larly energetic in bolding the men in check. CANADIAN TROOPS BAR ENTRY OF MEN0NITES; TURNED BACK AT LINE Winnipeg, Hun., April 11.—A crisis has been reached between returned soldiers aftd Menonites because num bers of the latter are preparing to come in from South Dakota. The veterans number 8000 members in Winnipeg, and there are almost us many more unattached and all are ter ribly in earnest about stopping these Germans. Today many messages were received from the western branches of tile veterans expressing sympathy and Telling tlie men to stick to their reso lution that no more of these aliens shall come into Canada. These mes sages were all signed "yours for a white Canada." Careful watch Is being kept at the border and cars of Menonite bouse furniture would not be allowed to come Into Canada, the soldiers say. 1 HE .WEATHER Forecast for Boise and vicinity: FAIR TONIGHT AND SATURDAY; KILLING FROST TONIGHT. For Idaho: Tonight and Saturday, fair; cooler north and southeast por tion tonight; killing frost tonight. Highest temperature yesterday... 63 Lowest temperature this morning.. S3 Mean temperature yesterday....... 53 EX KAISER MAY NOT ESCAPE JUST DESERTS IF FRANCE OR BELGIUM SEEK PROSECUTION; HIGHER-UPS MUST PAY PRICE ABANDON IDEA OF INTERNATIONAL COURT TO TRY ARCH FIEND BUT NATIONALS TO HAVE CHANCE TO EXTRA DITE BOCHE WAR LORDS ON LOCAL INDICTMENTS; EX-EMPEROR BARRED FOREVER FROM POWER. New York, April 11.— (United Press)—Sailing under rush orders the transport George Washington, otherwise known us the presidential liner, will start lor llrest at 4:30 o'clock this afternoon. Washington, April 11.—(United Press)—The peace conference has made more progress in the last two days than in the previous two weeks, private advices to the White House stated today. Officials were plainly pleased with the turn of events and cables today indicate that the American delegates in Paris expect a settlement of the major points shortly. By FRED S. FERGUSON. Paris, April 11.—Germany must pay in full for "frightfulness." The former kaiser and his accomplices will be branded as the greatest criminals of the age, with the way open for their legal prosecution in the countries where their crimes were committed. This in substance is the findings of the committee on reparation and re sponsibility* for the war as learned to day. Although the "big four" has main tained official silence in this connec tion. these tangible conclusions have reached the surface. CAN'T FIND PRECEDENT. Tho Idea of an international high court to try those indicted for war crimes is understood to have been abandoned. No local precedent could be found under which criminals could be extradited to such a court. It has been decided, however, that this situa tion will not prevent nationals, such as Belgium, from extraditing enemy officials on local indictments, provid ing sufficient evidence is obtained. Submarine officers and crews, prison camp commandants and guards and provisional command ers of conquered districts would be the ones most easily reached un der such a plan. Efforts would then be made to trace the sources of their orders to "higher ups." CAN'T REGAIN THRONE. While capital punishment for the kaiser is regarded as not feasible, it is pot entirely clear whether his punish ment will rest with a mere moral in dictment, according to reliable infor mation. It is certain that steps will be taken to prevent him from ever re gaining his old position. It bas also been intimated that a way would be found to bring him under allied con trol but by what means, outside of a local indictment, it is not made clear. So far as Wilhelm's moral responsi bility for most of Germany's crimes is concerned there isn't the slightest doubt among any members of the com mission. But the difficulty lies in e« (Continued on Page Two.) 20 BRIDGES ON AMUR R. R. BURNED BY REDS Tokio, April 9 (Delayed)—(United Press)—Bridges of the Amur railway have been burned at more than 20 points as a result of Bolshevik dis turbances. All traffic has been sus pended. according to a Tsuruga dis patch to the Jipi newspaper. The dis patch declared 11 passenger trains bound for Vladivostok had been de layed at llabarovsk, where there is great confusion. HAWKER MAY START LONG FUGNT TODAY St. Johns, April 11.—(United Press)—That Lieut. Harry Haw ker would start to fly across tho Atlantic in his Sopwith plane sometime today was the be lief expressed by representative aircraft officials here. The gov ernor inspected th* Sopwith piano this morning and it is believed thst if good weather continues to prevail Hawkar may make his start this afternoon. Hawker's plane made a success ful flight of 35 minutes from tho time of ascending here yesterday. It took just savait minutes for SMALL NATIONS TO AIR WRONGS AT MEET TODAY Resent "Big Four's" Seizure of Authority; Clause Inserted in League Covenant Recog nizing Monroe Doctrine. By CARL D. GROAT. Paris, April 11—(United Press)—The plenary session of the peace confer ence called for today to receive the re port of the committee on interna tional labor legislation was expected to develop into a foruin for airing the dissatisfaction of small nations. Many of the countries not repre sented in the "big four" are known to resent tlie assumption of supreme au thority by that body.. The belief was expressed that, despite the fact that formation of the "big four" has re sulted in unusual speed in arranging a peace settlement, representatives of the little powers would seize the op portunity to place on record their dis approval of what they regard as de liberate evasion of their rights. 'The league of nations commission last night agreed to insertion in the Covenant of a clause specifi cally recognizing the Monroe doc trine. The amendment was pre pared by Colonel House. The "big four" was expected to an nounce shortly further agreement on important questions in line with Presi dent Wilson's 14 points and the armis tice terms. UNFILLED STEEL ORDERS. New York. April 11.—Unfilled steel tonnage of the United States totaled 7,430,752 as of March 31. 1919, It was announced today. This compared with 60,010,787 February 28 and 6,684.36$ January 31st, 1919. Hawker to reach the desired alti tude when he sailed in the direc tion of Cape Race. The wireless stations at Mount Peal kept in continual touch with tha machine all through the flight. Hawker de clared his speed while in the air had averaged 100 miles an hour. The machine carried full equip ment, the same as will be carried on the transatlantic flight. Hawker expressed entire satisfaction with tho result of thx test. Officials of tho Sopwith company who wit nessed tho trial ware slated ovar tho prospect c? an aarly start •cross tha oesan.