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Jap Ambassador Will ùonsult Home Government
EVENING CAPITAL NEWS WEATHER Fair tonight and Wed nesday ; heavy frost tonight. VOL. XLIX. BOISE, IDAHO, TUESDAY, APRIL 15,1919 No. 91 souse move SEEN H ENVOY'S JAUNT; TENSION IN WASHINGTON j Tokio for Conference With n x a a * n • uovernment; Action Regard-,ment - ! . . 1 Invasion of American Hospital • I/«,,«« u», i in Korea by Jap Gendarmes j j Viscount Ishii Soon to Visit ed Significant by U. S. RECENT DEVELOPMENTS FORECAST REAL FRICTION Considered Serious; U. S. Making Thorough Probe Tokio, April 14 (Delayed) — (United Press) — Viscount Ishi, Japanese ambassador to the United States, is returning to Japan to resign his post because he is piqued at the failure of the imperial gov ernment to select him as a dele gate to the peace conference, the Asashi Shimbun, an independent newspaper declares today. Washington, April ir> — (United Pr^ss.)—Viscount Ishii, Japanese am bassador to the United States, will re turn to Japan shortly "for a confer ence with his government," it was Stated authoritatively here today. Significance is attached to this action in view of the Japanese sit uation in Paris, where the Tokio delegates are threatening to with draw from the peace conference, and in view of numerous "diffi culties" that have arisen recently in the relations between the United States and Japan. "IMPORTANT MATTERS." The ambassador goes to Tokio to lay important matters regarding the Japanese situation before his govern ment. the United Press was informed. He has not been recalled as ambassador, it is understood, but there is some doubt in diplomatio quarters that he will return to Washington. Following the reports to the de partment that an American hospital in Korea had been enternd by Japan ese gendarmes and Korean patients in the building arrested and removed, together with the reported arrest of Rev. Ely M. Mowry, Presbyterian mis sionary to Korea, officials today inti mate that a 'serious situation has been born." DIFFICULTIES INCREASING. Difficulties seem to be rapidly .In creasing between the two nations. Re ported ? Japanese infringements on American rights in Korea are living carefully investigated by this govern ment. Previously there has been à growing feeling in Japan against the United States for President Wilson's refusal to sanction a clause in the league of nations covenant which would insure against racial discrimi nations by any nation against the ori entals. There also has been strong anti-American propaganda circulated In Japan for some time and the feeling between the United States and Japan ese troops in the Orient is not. good. NO APPARENT MOTIVE. Tshil first indicated his .intention to return several weeks ago. It was stated today that there is nothing in the situation between the United States and Japan that would require his resigning the post 'here. Nevertheless, both officials and diplo mats understand he will not return. He is not one of the Kara party, now predominant in Japan, and while he has worked in close harmony with the Hara ministry it is believed he may have differences in policy. He was appointed to the ambassa dorship here by former Premier Te rauchi, following his successful con clusion of the* famous Uansing-Ishil pact in 1917, by which the United States recognized Japan's legitimate sphere of influence in far eastern af fairs. C0AST-T0-C0AST FLYER FORCED TO HALT JAUNT Dallas, Texas, April 15.—After fly ing from San Diego, Cal., to Shreve port, La., with but three stops and in record ,time, MaJi T. C. MoAuley, Commandant at Taliaferro field, Eort Worth, Texas, was forced to give up his proposed coast-to-çoast flight last night. The major ran into heavy winds Over Shreveport and was forced to turn back, landing at Love field, Dal las. Ôe was enroute to Jacksonville, Fla. I BOCHE FAST GAINING IDEA HE'S VICTOR AT PEACE CONVENTION; LOSES FEA R OF HARSH TERMS People Apparently Rely on Diplomats to Cheat the Victors of Spoils at Peace Table; Bernstorff Scoffs at "Awful Blunders" of the Allied Powers. By KRANK J. TAYLOR. Berlin, April. 23 (Delayed) (United j Press.)—The Germans are becoming more and more imbued with the idea that although they have lost the war they are winning in the peace con ference. This is largely a develop of the past month, two months ago the Germans were ready to accept any peace the allies might impose. Now the people are becoming indepen dent to the extent of "cockiness." "I do not know whether the atti- tude here is the natural result of the delays in Paris and the continuous ! stream of reports of allied differences 1 which arc widespread in the German ! I,ress - or whether it is part of anor-jity ganized plan on the part of the Ger mans. PROBABLY BOTH. It is probably both, for members of the old regime certainly are making the most of the situation, endeavoring to educate the Germans up to the Idea they ought to turn Bolshevik if the j peace terms are unsatisfactory, and j that if the allies can hardly «agree among themselves when there are no Germans present a few German dip Two Banks, Town Hall and Warehouse Burned at Amrit sar, Five Europeans Slain; Troops Fire on Mob. London, April 15 (United Press.)— Serious riots in India on Friday and Saturday were reported in official dis patches received from the viceroy to day. The disturbances resulted from deportation of several agitators. Two banks, the town hall and a warehouse were burned in Amritsar. Five Europeans were killed. Troops fired into crowds of rioters, killing nine and wounding 21. Five casual ties occurred at Lahore. In Kasur a moh attacked the railway station, killing a British soldier. Armored trains and an airplane were employed in restoring order. The telegraph of fice was burned in Ahnwdnbad. Cav alry and police charged a mob in Bom bay, inflicting some casualties. RAINBOW DIVISION WILL PARADE IN WASHINGTON' 15.—The entire ii will parade in Announced here Brest, A pi Rainbow divisioi Washington, it \vt today. Embarkation of %he division for home is progressing. The 149th field artillery was loading Its equipment today. The Leviathan, which arrived here with Secretary Baker yesterday, will s.ail for New York with part of the Rainbow di vision Thursday. OHIO YANKS REACH N. Y. PORT. New York. April 15.—Thirty-five of ficers and 1238 men of the 32nd infan try, mostly Ohio, arrived today on the French liner Canopic. The transport sailed from Marsuilles March 29 and was nearly a week overdue. The re turning troops were met down the bay this morning by a tug hired by* Youngston, Ohio, boosters and a score or more members of a welcome com mittee of Ohioans. U. S. COMMANDER AT MURMANSK GOES TO ARCHANGEL TO TAKE CHARGE; THINK YANKEES' MORALE RESTORED Washington, April 15.—(United Pressl—Brigadier General Wildes P. Richardson, commanding Amer ican troops at Murmansk, Russia, left yesterday with his staff and replacement officers to take charge of the situation ut Archangel, where American troops mutinied two weeks ago, a war department cable announced today. General Richardson wired Gen eral Pershing Sunday that the mil itary situation in his sector ap peared satisfactory. As he Is be lieved to be in communication with Archangel, it is Bald at the department that the morale of the American troops has been restored at least in part. _________ member hearing predict the possibil of Germany going Bolshevik if the allies were overharsh, according ' lomats on the ground could quickly give the allied peace program a per manent setback. For instance, Count vort Bernstorff gets much delight out of the way things are going In Paris. I met him on the street the other day and asked him what he thought of the situation. NOTHING ON PARIS. "The situation is all in Paris," he replied. "It isn't very diplomatic to say this and I suppose I ought not to tell you, but we've been damned fools in the past and have made some aw ful blunders. However, we never had anything on Paris." Bernstorff was the first man I re German ideas. Then President Ebert talked the same way and then the other cabinet members; then the newspapers grabbed the idea. and propagated it widely and now you hear it on every hand. Every waiter will tell you that Ger many has the peace conference up .a tree and that she will turn to Rus sia if her delegates do not like the peace terms. If American Forces Kept in Ger many They Will Be Com posed of Volunteers; to Re turn in 10 Days. Paris, April 15. (United Press)— Secretary Baker, in an interview with correspondents today, said he had not yet determined whether the Americans will participate in Indefinite occupa tion of the Rhineland. If American forces should, he said, they will be composed of volunteers. The secretary said the army hopes to repatriate 275,000 soldiers in May and 300,000 in June. He said he ex pects to return to America in about 10 days. In the meantime, he will co operate with the liquidation commis sion in handling vast American materi als and structures. He will review some of the troops and possibly visit Coblenz. ADMITS AIDING SELECTS TO DODGE WAR SERVICE Seattle. Wash.. April 15.—Admitting that he received more than $5000 from drafted men for filling out question aires and preparing affidavits to help them avoid military service and de claring he "always hated England," «lohn W. Aretander, Seattle attorney, is before the state board of bar ex aminers today on charges filed to dis bar him from practice of law. Two other Seattle attorneys also will be called before the board. The disbarment proceedings wer« started on Information obtained by federal intelligence officers. j I I I j j j I I j I. W. W. CONVENTION CALLED. Sioux City, Iowa, April 15.--The na tional convention of the agricultural division of the I. W. W. will meet here Monday. This announcement was of ficially made by members of the or ganization here today. Hundreds of I. W. W. have been gathering in the city for several days, but no word as to their intention about meeting could be learned until today. Richardson's message told of a battle between friendly Russians, supported by allies, and Bolshe vlkl in which the allied forces at tacked and occupied Uros Ozero, April 11. Bolshevik casualties were 46 killed, nine wounded and 26 prisoners. They lost two field guns, one machine gun and 7000 shells. Allied casualties were one Cana dian sergeant killed and one French sergeant wounded. Richardson expects to be at Archangel Sunday. — -The message came from Rich- . ardson by way of General Persh ing, to whom it was sent orig inal! EXTRA SESSION CONGRESS NOW CERTAIN; THINK MAYPROBABLY Wilson Expected to Summon Solons for Purpose of Rati fying the Peace Treaty Not Later Than June 1. 20 OR 30 DAYS ALLOWED ALLIES FOR RATIFICATION Separate Pacts to Be Presented Austria, Turkey and Bul garia; Treaties Are Effective When Two-thirds Ratified. Paris, April 15.— (United Press) —That President Wilson would sail for home first or second week in May was the best obtainable infor mation at the "Paris White House" this afternoon. At the same time, Wilson's asso ciates said they believed an extra session of congress would be called when he sailed and not before. By FRED S. FERGUSON. Paris, April 15 (United Press)—The peace program was authoritatively outlined to the United Press today as follows: The treaty will be handed to the Germans April 25. if the Germans have plenary powers it will i>e signed almost immediately; otherwise it will first be submitted to the German government at Weimar. Separate treaties will be pre vented to Austria, Turkey and Bulgaria within a few days after the Germans arrive at Versailles. As soon as all treaties are signed a period of 20 to 30 days will be permitted for ratification by the allied governments. THEN EFFECTIVE. When two-thirds of th-e gov ernments have ratified the treaties they become effective. President Wilson is expected to call a special session of congress for this purpose not later than June 1. "The 'little five" (foreign minis ter's council) met today to discuss the mechanical details of the final peace sessions. Under present plans a plen ary session probably will be held next week in which the new covenant of the league of nations will be present ed as well as the final reports of other commissions. TO EXPLAIN POINTS. No definite decision has yet been I reached regarding the work .after the j j German delegates arrive, hut it is j understood a special committee com-i posed of the "big four" will be with j them. The treaty will be gone over i and the various points explained. The! Germans are then expected to return | to Weimar and submit tlie treaty to (Continued on Page Two.) TRANS-SEA ENTRANTS WAIT CALM WEATHER; PLAN GET AWAY TODAY St. Johns, N. F., April 15.— (United Press)—Weather condi tions are still being awaited by the British aviators here ready to start their flight across the Atlantic. The Martinsyde plane is prac tically ready for the jump, while the defect in the wireless equip ment of the Sopwith hat been remedied. Pilot Harry Hawker of the Sop with, it ia understaood, may de part from his original plan for an afternoon start and make his get away in the forenoon. Major Morgan of the Martinsyde is not making any accurate fore casts of the time he will begin his flight. He said he was not sure that he would attempt a trial be fore Wednesday. If ^he trial is satisfactory, he said, the plane might start for the other tide a few hours afterward. THE WEATHER Forecast for Boise and vicinity: FAIR TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY; HEAVY FROST TONIGHT. For Idaho: Tonight and Wednesday fair; heavy frost tonight. Highest temperature yesterday..... 50 Lowest temperature this morning.. 33 Mean temperature yesterday....... 40 WILSON SAYS SPEEDY SETTLEMENT ON ALL ISSUES NOW ASSURED Paris, April 15 (United Press)— lAoslde-nt Wilson yesterday gave out the following statement: 'In view of the fact that the questions which must be settled in the peace with Germany have brought so near complete solution that they can now quickly be put through the final processes of drafting, those who have been most constantly in conference about them have decided to advise that the German plenipotentiaries be invited to meet representatives of the associated belligerent nations at Versailles on the 25th of April. 'This does not mean that the many other questions connected with the general peace settlement will be interrupted or that their consideration, which has long been under way will be retarded. On the contrary, it is expected that rapid progress will now be made with those questions, so that they may also presently be expected to be ready for final settlement. "It is hoped that the questions most directly affecting Italy, espe cially the Adriatic question, will be given, for the time, precedence over,other questions and pressed by continu«*) l study to its final stage. "The settlements that belong es pecially to the treaty with Ger many will in this way be got out of the way by the time that the other settlements are being brought to a complete formulation. It is realized that, though this process must he followed, all the questions of tlie present great settlement are parts of a single whole." 3 EASTERN STATES New England Practically Cut Off From Outside World; In Boston Not One Operator Re ports for Work. Boston, April 15.—Now England, with the exception of Connecticut, was practically cut off from telephone con nection with the outside world, follow* ing the strike of 8000 telephone oper ators at 7 o'clock tills morning. Reports from Maine, New Hamp shire and Vermont showed that the strike was put into effect with re markable speed and without disorder. In Boston it was said that not one of the several thousand girls reported for work today. Hospitals, doctors, factories, hotels and brokers were se riously hampered in their work. The police department is in readi ness to ho mile emergencies w hich may arise as a result of the strike. As many fire alarms are sent by tele phone the fire department took extra precautions in answering nil alarms. SWAMPED WITH MESSAGES. A great amount of the telephone; business was turned over to the tele graph companies with the result that offices throughout New* England were swamped with messages. Small boys reaped a harvest as messengers at unheard of prices. A report that the strike pickets would appear "all fussed up" in Fas ter millinery caused hundreds of per sons to go out of their way to pas9 the exchanges. They were not dis appointed. The millinery was plen tiful and many various colors. UNDERTAKERS ON JOB. Undertakers hastily Inserted adver tising advising the public to use taxi cabs at their expense in case of death. Brokers declared they would lose thousands of dollars. Many custo mers rushed messengers with orders to sell and the messengers arrived after the stock had dropped. They re ported that much of the curb market business w'ould be transferred to New York. Orders are said to have been re ceived by the New* England Telephone & Telegraph company from Postmas ter General Burleson, directing that strikebreakers be placed in the com pany's exchanges. BAKER ARRIVES AT PARIS; HIGH SEAS DELAY LANDING Paris, April 15. (United Press)— Secretary Baker arrived here from Brest at 9 o'clock this morning. High seas prevented the secretary from landing for three hours at Brest yesterday afternoon. finally went ashore about 7 o'clock. He was met on the dock by Gen eral Pershing. The latter's son, Warren, accompanied the secretary ashore. It was the first time the general had seen his soil In two years. TREATY BOOKED FOR SIGNING MAY 11F BOCHE DELEGATION WITHOUT AUTHORITY TO ACT; CONSIDER ITALY'S ASPIRATION Arrangements Going Forward for Reception of German Mis sion ot Versailles; Berlin Says Brockdorff-Rantzan Makes Preparation for Departure; Considerable Interest Manifest in Japan's Probable Attitude Now That Racial Equality Proviso Rejected. By ED L. KEEN Paris. April 15.— (United Press)— The preliminary peace treaty will be submitted tc? the Germans April 23. Unofficial advices bave indicated (lie enemy delegates will not*be empowered to sign the pact off-hand, but will be re quired lo return with it to Weimar, where it will be discussed by the German government and possibly be debated in the na tional assembly. The treaty, therefore, probably will be signed about May 1, as indicated in several United Press dispatches recently. As the treaty must be ratified within a period of 20 or 30 days after it is signed by tlie Germans, it appears certain that Pres ident Wilson will summon congress in a special session for that purpose before June 1. PREPARE TO START j j ' ; All arrangements are going forward for the reception of the German dele gates in Versailles. Advices from Ber lin state that Foreign Minister Brock dorff-Rantzau is making preparations for the delegation's departure. The "big four," with the German treaty practically disposed of. today was considering Italy's Adriatic as pirations. Her claims are based on secret treaties, which most of the al lies—particularly Aineric«a—regard as nullified by the armistice terms and 14 points. WATCH JAPS' ATTITUDE Considerable interest was still evinc ed today in Japan's probable attitude as the result of defeat of her racial equality amendment to the league of nations covenant last week. It is known the Japanese delegation fears political demonstrations at home and has cabled its government for instruc tions. Information now in the hands of the allies indicates all the important polit ical factions w*lthin southern Russia have aligned themselves with the Bol sheviki, opposing Intervention. IN TRIANON PALACE Versailles, April 15.—The prelimin ary peace conferences will be held on the first floor of the Trianon palace, it was le.arned today. All of the Hotel Vatel and all but 15 rooms of the Hotel Du Reservoirs has been requisitioned for use of the German delegates. .PACKING HIS GRIP Berne. April 15.—Foreign Minister Brockdorff-Rantzan has returned from Weimar and is supervising prepara tions for the German peace delegation's departure, a Berlin dispatch reported today. FOUR BLAST VICTIMS MAY DIE; INVESTIGATION BEGUN San Diego. Cal., April 15.—A board of inquiry, ordered by Rear Admiral William F. Fullum. is today investi gating the explosion aboard the United States submarine chaser 297 yesterday. An unofficial report was that sparks from wireless apparatus on the ship lighted gasoline that was being taken on board. Four of the men burned are still In a serious condition and little hope is held for their recovery. Those seriously injured are: John Barron, machinist's mate, 27, Worchester, Mass. E. J. Gaynor. gunner's mate, 28, Fortland, Ore. Joseph Chadderdon, seaman, 24. Acra, N. Y. W. IV. Conover, quartermater, 27, San Francisco. The others, although badly burned, will recover. BRITAIN DEPORTS FRISCO WOMAN AS UNDESIRABLE tendon, April 15. — Miss Lllllam Scott Troy, 87, of Ran Francisco, has been deported to the United States for "activities detrimental to the British and allied cause," the home office an nounced. Miss Troy, who was under surveil lance throughout the war, was said to have been a friend of the notorious Baron von Horst. Her activities are said to have Included fomentation of Irish disturbances. She was escorted to Liverpool by a Scotland- yard de tective and placed aboard a liner. Major Marr Reaches City to Se lect Ground From Which Lib erty Loan Airmen Will Give Performance. Major Kenneth Marr, director of publicity for the victory loan flying circus that arrives in Boise Saturday next, April 19, heads an organization of American "aces" that every Amer ican will travel miles to see. Major Marr, who arrived on the morning train is the advance agent for the victory loan flying circus and is in the city to make the necessary ar rangements for the flying circus stay in Boise. The circus has In its personnel some of the most distinguished flyers of the war. Major Marr has seen overseas service and is a flyer of repute, has been all over the world and is a native of San Fraucisco. The personnel of the circus is com posed of the very best type of Amer ican men who have seen service in this country and abroad and are especially adapted for the work in hand. The "circus" is in charge of exec utive officer Carl Spatz of the 13tli aero squadron, second pursuit group, A. E F. lie has three victories to his credit. St. Mlhiel and in the Argon no forest and was awarded the disting uished service cross by the commander in charge. Lieutenant Colonel William Thaw*, one of the organizers of the Esca (Continued on Page Two.) CHARGE POLICEMEN WITH THEFT $30,000 OF WHISKY Seattle, April 15.—Government offi cials arrested Police Sergeant Gua V. llasaelblad and Patrolman Walter F. Patton early this mdrning and con fined them in the immigration deten tion pending further investigation into the theft of 230,000 worth of confis cated whisky from the United States appraiser's storeroom on March 31 last. The stolen liquor was removed in trucks from the government store house early on the morning of March 31. The doors were thrown open, a truck backed In and the whisky was hauled away. SAYS LUMBER CHEAPER NOW THAN FOR 5 YEARS Uhirago, April 15. — Lumber Is cheaper now than It will be for five years, according to C. F. Keith of Kan sas City, president of the Southern Pine association. Keith's statement was mode before the Illinois legislative committee in vestigating building material prices here. In answer to queutions, Keith declared Austria and Russia had for merly supplied all Europe and Asia with lumber, but that now the United States and Canada are supplying mar-, kets in the old world.