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FIRST EVENING CAPITAL NEWS WEATHER Fair tonight and Wednesday. vol. xun BOISE, IDAHO, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14. 1919 >o. IT 44 FLYING PARSON" STARTS RETURN FLIGHT TO NEW YORK IB MOVE RUSSIAN SOVIETS TO TIME LEUT. BELVW KUVNARD LEAVES THE PRESDIO AT 1:24 O'CLOCK ON SECOND HEAT OF LONG RACE First Flyer to Complete Trip Across Continent Bids Fare well to San Francisco— ''Trixie" in a Hurry. San Francisco, Oct. 14.—Lieut. Bel vin W. Maynard, first to com plete the first heat of the trans continental air race, hopped off for Sacramento on the return journey to Mineola at 1:24:30 this after noon. Maynard was the first flyer to •tart the second heat. Maynard said while Mechanic Cline was warming up the motor that he was sure that with con tinued good luck he would beat the a time established by Captain H. Smith in his eastward flight. TRIXIE IS ANXIOUS. In the DeHavlland four with May nard and Cline was "Trixie" the Ger man war dog, which always aecompan les Maynard. Maynard headed straight across the bay for Sacramento and disappeared from sight in a few minutes. Maynard had appeared anxious to hop off. "Trixie" is getting anxious to see the! children," he said. ''I hope to make the trip back , in less flying time and hope to land in New York before Fri day evening. My machine is in fine shape and I don't fear any trouble." HIRAM JOHNSON RETURNSTODAY TO WASHINGTON Chicago, Oct. 14.—Senator Hiram Johnson passed through Chicago today enroute back to Washington. On his train were three bodies of American soldiers, returning from Siberia. In his car were other soldiers from Siber ia, just dismissed from the army. The senator told them he planned a fight to bring them all back from Siberia as soon as the league of nations is dis posed of. ''Offlecrs and men agree conditions In Siberia are heart breaking," John ■on said. "We will not get any real facts from the administration. This government is u. strange one. It is an autocracy." BIG BRUNEAU PROJECT WILL BE BUILT; WILL PME FOR UPPER SNAKE LANDS Statement Is Received With Enthusiasm at Banquet at Buhl—Drawing for West End Land This Afternoon. (Capital Nows Special Service). Buhl, Oct. 14. The Big Brune.au project to reclaim the lands under which between *60,000.000 and *100, 000,000 will be spent, is positively so in* throush. This statement made here nr the biggest banquet ever held In southern Idaho, attended by 650 people, by E. T. Meredith and was received with the wildest enthusiasm. The banquet was held to commemorate the announce ment that the Big Bruneau lunds were to be Irrigated. Representative citi aens from all parts of the state were here to take part In tho event and tn be present at the land drawing for the West End project, which is being pro- I moted by the Idaho Form Development company held this afternoon. TO CARE FOR UPPER SNAKE. Another statement that aroused « t'mslasm was that of W. Q. Swendson slate commissioner of reclamation, to ; the effect that all of the lands In the i upper Snake river country will be giv er tlje water they require before de livery ie itlade to tho Big Bruneau. Hr assured those present there was ample water available for all of the land. Other prominent men present were: Oovernor Davis, who. in an address strongly Indorsed the Big Bruneau project which he said was one of the greatest movements for the develop ment of the state: Secretary of State R. O. Jones; M. J. Svfeeley, Twin Kails; Joel Priest, Boise and other officials of the Short Une, together with promi nent Utahans. BIG DRAWING TODAY. There are 1,000 people here for the drawing of the West End lands. They fContinued on Pass Two.) TWELVE FLYERS HAVE FINISHED LONG AIR TRIP have completed the first half, of the race, seven having landed at thp West Nineteen Aviators Have Been Forced From Race—Fifty-, one Still Scattered Through out the Country. Bulletin. San Francisco, Oct. 14.—Lieu tenant Colonel Bowen, flying plane No. 23, arrived at the Presidio at 11:31:54. H© was the eighth flyer to ar rive from the east in the trans continental derby. New ork, Oet. 14.—Twelve of the G3 viators in the trans-continental derby lern terminus, the Presidio, Shu Fran cisco, and five at the eastern end, Mineola, X. Y. Nineteen starters are out of the race, eight having crashed, Ûutll ytes terda.v Lieutenant Belvin W. Maynard was the only flier to pilot a plane Into; San Francisco. However six of his; competitors landed safely ut th* west ern city yesterday, half that number finishing their eastward flight at Min i^^.z^^:]PRISIIOir Kiel, who had arrived the day before from the west. Yesterday's arrivals were: At Mineola; Captain L. H. Smith,' D. H. 4: Lieutenant M. E. Queens DH 4; Lient. R. Worthington, S. E.14. At San Francisco; Captain H. C. Drayton D. H. 4; Lieutenant Alex Pear son, Jr., D. H. 4; Captain J. O. Don aldson. S. E. & A; Lieutenant F. C. Manselman. D. H. 4; Captain Harry Smith, D. H. 4; Lieutenant L. S. Web ster, I). H. 4. , CONDITION OF COLONEL HOUSE IMPROVING New York, Oct. 14.—The condition of Colonel Edward M. House, President Wilson's confidential adviser, was (slightly improved this morning, physi dans at the colonel's home here said. SENATOR LODGE MAKES ATTACK ON SETTLEMENT In Protest Against Shantung Provision on Senate Floor Urges America to Maintain Very Superior Navy. s^rloV^vy'is "maïn' ?„ I, T?.A 2 . . tained in the Pacific, the United States j may some day take the place of France in another great war to preserve civ ilization. Senator Henry Cabot Lodge today urged that nothing he done to! nerease the strength of Japan. Japan Intends to exploit China and make herself a power that will threat en the safety of the world he charged, in protesting against tho Shantung settlement in the peace treaty. "The case seems so complete" he said, " that 1* is Impossible to see how any conscientious American can con sent to any act or treaty that will ex tend the power of such a nation as Japan over a country like China, es pecially when the United States delib erately drew China into the war. with at least an Implied, if not expressed promise to give assistance and pro tection at th ) peace conference. "Japan Is steeped In German Ideas. She means to exploit China and build (Continued on page two.) STARTS ON RETURN TRIP mm j ; 1 * Pint Lieut. B- W. Maynard and hia famous German police dog mascot. Trixie, taken ut utarft V S CONDITION IS GOOD DESPITE RESTLESS NIGHT; WILL NOTRETURNTOOESK FOR MONTH j ! j 1 : j Investigation Conducted by the United Press Brings Out Facts Not Heretofore Gener ally Known by Public. Washington. Oct. II. — President Wilson's condition this moring was good, although he did not have a rest ful night, according to a statement is isued by his physicians at 12:11» p. m. (The statement says: 'The president did not have a rest ful right last night. H's restlessness wa.î causec! by a swelling of The pros tate gland, a condition from which he has suffered in the paat a »id \vhh*fi hi* been intensified mors or less by his lying in bed. His general condi tion, however, is good. As noted terd&y his temperature, pul<n, respire-| tlon. heart action and blood pressure...... are normal." SIGNED BY PHYSICIAN. The statement was signed by Drs. Grayson, Ruffin and Stitt. A specialist may be called in to consult regarding the swelling of the gland, it was stated. Dr. Grayson said the condition de scribed in his bulletin is not uncommon among men of advanced years and should not be regarded as a serious af fection. Washington. Oct. 14.—Investigation by the United Press to ascertain just how ill President Wilson is, and wheth er the many rumors with regard to hia condition have any foundation in ! I (Continued on page two.) ; FALL KOLCHAK PREDICTED BY AMERICAN BOYS Camp Dodge, Iowa, Oet. 14.—Fall of Kolchak and Bolshevik rule in Siberia in a year were predictions of Ameri can doughboys, veterans of northern Asiatic campaigns, discharged here and entrained for home today. Nearly 300 Siberian veterans who ar rived late yesterday were on their way to homes In Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska and Chicago and other parts of Illi nois by noon today. The soldiers praised Senator Johnson for his efforts to get American troops out of Asia, Intimated doubt as to American morale In Siberia and declared were it not for the Japanese a red rule would have ■wept all Siberia long ago. Siberian wives came home with many of the men—other doughboys WMetad bridas am later boats. WILSON TO ASK CONGRESS ACT ONLEGISLATION Washington. Oct. 14.—President Wil son may ask congress not to adjourn without first acting on legislation he has recommended in various messages, ii was learned at the^White House to day. While there is no definite proposal of adjournment before congress, there talk of the house recessing. If con gress should adjourn it would auto matically return to work earlv in December when the regular session opens. The president, it was said, believes action requested has not received prop er attention. He has recommended among other things cold storage regu lation to bring down food prices, and has asked an appropriation for campaign against profiteers. if measures advocated by tlie presi dent are passed by congress ho will site them prompt attention at the White House, it was said. Administration leaders. it was learned, are considering the advislbil ity of issuing a statement to refute reports that Wilson's condition is such the ax-isw. v« .. „ ,__________________ as to prevent him from ever again dis charging the duties of his office. —^ I augurated a Zeppelin passenger line between Berlin and Friedrichshafen on GERMANS START ZEPPELIN LINE (By United Press). Berlin, Oct. 14.—Germany has the Swiss border. This line, represent-! resumption of the smaller scale in* a resumption of me »matter scate Zeppelin of pre-war da>s, has just had its first successful flight in the direction: Friedrichshafen- Berlin. It Is planned to run the Zeppelin, "Bodensee" every other day from here with the return trip on the odd days. This air passenger vessel is equipped to carry more than a more of passen gers, to say noting o', considerable bag gage. mail, and some freight. The passenger's car resembles a sizeable trolley car, attached to the forward part of the airship. It is comfortably fitted with chairs, reading room ,and other cum f °Besldes the Berlin-Friedrichshafen routs. It Is planned to,have a constant air l'r.e between Pratrup aml l'.erlln lounging with an intermediate station at Prague. MTERNATIONAL BLOCKADE AGAMST RUSSIA IS PROPOSED TO GERMANY, AUSTRIA AND NEUTRAL COUNTRIES BV ALLES IN THEIR LATEST NOTE LETTS HOLDING RIGA AGAINST GERMAN ATTACK __ _ _ ArrnrHinn tn I ofnet I atiich MLUUiamy 10 Laiesi Leuisn Pnmmi mini in Alliorl Priiicarc OUllllllUl IllJUO Milieu L/lUlocI S Anp AiHinn in thp Hafoncp of rti c Miuiliy ill lllu uCIvllov Ul Imnnrtant Pitv llllfJUl lalll \j liy* - Paris, Oct. 14.—Lettish troops still were holding Riga in the most recent fighting to be reported in dispatches reaching here today. They are said'but to have held the city firmly Sunday night. When the Germans failed re-| peatedly in attempts to cross the Dwina river in to the city proper. Reports from Helsingfors, today said Colonel Bermondt, cooperating with the Germans in their attack against the Letts, bad crossed the river above Riga and was concentrating his troops on Daslen Island. Reports say that opposite Riga the; Germans hoisted a white flag Sunday but the Letts did not heed the truce offer and continued firing. Dispatches describe the Letts morale as being of the highest character. Their govern ment has moved to Wenden, 50 miles northeast of Riga. Allied cruisers are aiding in the de fense of Riga, according to a Lettish communique. General Leidener, commander in chief of the Esthonian army, declared in an interview that Esthonia would fight with all her resources, if Gen eral von der Goltz advanced north of Riga. LIGHT TRUCK GOES INTO DITCH WITH A LOAD OF PRUNES Heavily loaded with prunes for the Meridian drier, a light truck owned by L. E. Alter, a rancher on the Foot ball road, went into a ditch Monday evening at 4:40 o'clock, between the Fairview bridge and the hill leading to the top of the bench. A broken rod caused the car to swerve sharply to right. Alter, unable to hold it in the road, left the seat as It went down the grade and was uninjured. One of the front wheels was crumpled and considerable damage done to the front end of the car. The engine was not damaged and still continued to purr after the car had overturned. REPORTS BILL AIMED TO KEEP OUT RADICALS House Foreign Relations Com mittee Favors Resolution Ex tending Wartime Passport Restrictions. ---- - Washington. Oet. 14.—To keep thou sands of radicals and other undesir-| able aliens out of the country the house. foreign affairs committee today favor-.J ably reported a resolution extending for one year after the ratification of peace the wartime passport restric tions. The action was taken at the request of Secretary of State Lansing, who presented consular reports to the com mittee. showing that foreign agitators and others already have congregated at foreign ports to flock to the United; states as soon as the wartime port ban is lifted by the proclamation of peace Congressional WEATHER iV^lve Ration S (hr pn( j of extended period outlie wartime ban. --- For Boise and Vicinity: Fair to night and Wednesday, little change In temperature. _ For Idaho: Tonight and Wednesday, fair. Highest temperature yesterday..... »3 Lowest temperature this morning...38 Mean temperature yesterday .. ......54 Total precipitation for the 24 hours ending at 6 a. m. this morning, trace. Relative humidity yesterdhy: ( a. m., ; «3; l p. m. 47; ( p. m., 45. Communication Received in Beiin Asks What Measures Ger many Is Prepared to Take in Assisting Movement—Lead ing Authorities Believe Germany Will Decline to Be Party to Action—Counter Proposal Made by the Huns. By CARL D. GROAT. j United Press Staff Correspondent. Berlin, Oct. 13.—(Delayed).—The AI- ! lies have proposed an international! blockade against Soviet Russia. The ! suggestion was made to Germany to day in a note which also was addressed to Austria and neutral countries. j The note's receipt here followed the! Allies' most recent note to Germany , defining their attitude toward the Bal-; jj c situation anti the presence of Gen-j leral von der Goltz's troops. | The communication proposing the (blockade on Bolshevik Russia asked. what measures Germany was preparing to take in assisting the movement. At first, it was stated officially here, that! Germany was willing to co-operate, was incapable of extensive measures. The feeling later, however, as ex pressed by responsible authorities was 'that Germany ought to decline as a (matter of principle. It was slated that Germany likely would reply to the Al (lies that she could not be a paru* to an action which would re suit in a. starvation blockade such as she herself had suffered. Ger ma ny als o is exp» < id SMALL CHANGE TO GATHER IN BOMB MAKERS Man Who Made May Day Gary. Ind.. Oct. 14. Army officers here said today there was small chance of rounding up the entire band of made Gary ^ susnected t bomher * 8UspecteU 1 | Bombs and Sent Them Through Mails Reported to. Be Under Arrest. their headqm,r,ers in their .May und June campaigns. Suspected "Reds" now in custody were* grilled further in an effort to un cover the entire plot. Officers believed possibly a powder factory here, now dismantled, may have unwittingly sup-| plied 'he plotters with their explosives, j Army men refused to go further than (stating they believed some of the; plotters under arrest. Details of the ! attempted reign of terror and the ! lives back of it were withheld. PRINTED IN CHICAGO. ! Incendiary literature scattered over Gary was said to have been printed in j I'hieago. No print shop here wmjhl admit handling the appeal of 1 Communists for an uprising such as had taken place in Russia. The man who made the bombs mailed under the "Gimhel Brother's' label is now reported to be under ar rest, but a large number of his confed I crates are still at liberty. ( Colonel \V. H. Manes, refused tr held incommunicado. Paul Olazer, at- torney for the striking £toel workers was refused permission to see the men. j Colonel Mnpes declined to give out ' names of the men held, where they j were arrested or the number arrested, 0r w hy they are held. Previously, however, he had Informed newspaper men that the maker of the ; Gimbel bombs was among the men ta ken into custody. The man is said to have been identl I fied by the peculiar construction of bombs found in the basement of his home, resembling fragments of the in j fernal machine which exploded on the 1 doorstep of Attorney General A. Mitch ell Palmer's house in Washington. The bomb maker, according to re pass-(ports was regularly employed in the ; steel mills at Gary until the strike was cuss the arrests. He declared bis torts to run down all suspects had boen seriously hampered by publica tion of the fac t that he was close on the trail of the alleged plotters. All men arrested since the military assumed control of the situation are called and was one of the most vio lent agitators in connection with th© strike before arrival of federal troops. WILSON'S CABINET DISCUSSES THE STRIKE OF COAL MINERS Washington, Oct. 14.—President Wil son's cabinet today discussed the threatened strike of coal miners, tho sugar shortage and the general labor situation in the country. It was de cided that Secretary Wilson should Mhndle any federal action looking to ward prevention of the miners' strike. An announcement of the subject of the government policy toward the stttke Is expected. The sugar shortage was referred to Secretary Houston. to point out that the non-Bolshevik elements would suffer as much under the blockade as the Bolshevdki. As a counter proposal it was learned Germany might suggest an in'ernatl an a I commission to seek a course of har mony "In the spirit of the league i f nations." TENSION LESSENED. Berlin. Oct. 13.—(Delayed).—The Al lies' answer to the latest German note with regard to the Baltic situation has lessened the tension in Germany. While the Allied attitude was decidedly' firm. the Germans consider it was friendly and do not expect the blockade to be renewed, At first indications were that Ger many would do and say what was pos sible' to meet the entente's suggestions j of a blockade against Russia but the feeling today as voiced by responsible j authorities was that Germany ought j to decline the suggestion as a matter of principle, in as much as ehe herself had suffered by the imposition of a j blockade. The cabinet, which will decide the j official position has not yet been sum - 1 uiq:h d. _ . . BELGIAN KING BEGINS FOR BIG CREDIT In Luncheon Speech at San Francisco Albert Touches Upon Sufferings of Belgium and Asks Help. By DON E. CHAMBERLAIN. United Press Staff Correspondent. San Francisco, Oct. 14.—King Albert i _ . . . , . . , , Speaking at a luncheon the king in a ! c haracteristic, brief speech, touched ! upon the sufferings of Belgium, pointing out that her recovery means lots of hard work, and concluded with j an appeal for American help, j The king s speech follows: *l come tYom a country sorely tried (by war—a country where they feel al mo-'ready the approach of winter. Here ,| find this a magnificent city bathed by a radiant sun, and the distinguished ' gentlemen who receive me are friends ' of Belgium. How shall I express the emotions ! £ feel in finding myself here with such 1 [ a warm welcome? From the bottom of ' my heart, I thank this city and all of I California for their inexhaustible gene rosity toward Belgium. "I salute with profound gratitude the me of Herbert Hoover." "In her history San Francisco has a ef-jpage from which Belgium may learn a great lesson. After the frightful ea ; tastrophe of 1906, the city so deeply i smitten did not lose courage, and in Ja few years she raised herself from her ruins, richer, more beautiful than ever*. •'Belgium also reconstructs little by little-her factories that were destroyed by enemies. But the work of her eco nomic reconstruction will be long and arduous. Her determination to lvie causes her to strain every effort. She asks the sympathy and help of those powerful friends who have already aided her in her misfortune." YOUNGSTOWN STRIKERS CLASH WITH POLICE Youngstown. Ohio, Oct. 14. —One man was shot, many beaten, and several arrested when strikers clashed with city police nt the Ohio works of t»>e Carnegie Steel company here early to day. The riot was precipitated when police attempted to disperse a crowd of men who were stoning returning workers. NEW USE FOR LEGB New York, Oct. 14.—When some peo ple ge< bested they run away. Not so with James Toulas. He pulled off hia wooden leg and smashed It over hhr assailant's head. ♦ ♦ ♦ PRESIDENT POINCARE ♦ ♦ 8IGN8 RATIFICATION ♦ ♦ • — ♦ Paris, Oct. 14.—President Fotn ♦ care has signedthe ratification Of ♦ the peace treaty, It was an- ♦ + nounced officially today. ♦ w !