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BOISE, IDAHO, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18,1919
TO GIVE UP
MEXICO CRISIS
DOOMED TO DIE
NATURALDEATH
President's Interference in the
Situation Probably Will
Cause Lapse of Diplomatic
Correspondence.
Washington, Dec. IS.—Despite Mexi
co's uncompromising attitude in re
fusing to dismiss the charges against
W. O. Jenkins, American consular
agent, it was evident today tho state
department intended to let the diplo
matic correspondence in this case lapse
and the "crisis" die a quiet death.
This, it was believed, was due en
tirely to President Wilson hiking a
strong hand in tho matter and toning
down the belligerent attitude this gov
ernment assumed, while Secretary
Ionising was managing the negotia
tions f r Jenkins' release. Dunning's
l ist demand for the American's free
dom was considered one of the most
sarcastic and unequivocal messages
ever sunt by this country to any gov
ernment. About the time it was sent
the president was not consulted. Alexi
c o'm answer was to obtain .Jenkins* re
lease on bail—thus beclouding the is
sue, In the opinion of tho United
States and then to send a very polite
note saying there couldn't ho any now
that he was out of jail, but that he
mu Ht bo prosecuted in the Mexican
* ourts on a charge of conspiracy with
bandits despite Danslng's demands.
In tho meantime, however, President
Wiiiiui has been brought into the situ-1
uthm and !»■ hi known to favor avoid
ttiiee, ef a rupture with Mexico at all
cost»,'i horn Is little expectation here
tliiit lins government's next note—If
a not her should he sent -will
threatening.
Ceiialnly the ultimatum which it
was freely predicted would be dis
patched if Mexico "hedged," will lull Ui
materialise, according to all indien-'
lions today. At tho state department,
it was considered extremely unlikely
thut the United states would even go|
so fur us to publicly scold i 'arranwa
for his trick in turning Jenkins out of,
jail on halt so us to eliminate the dra
math element in the "crisis." As soon!
ns Carranza feels tho excitement 1ms;
subsided, however, ho is expected- to
drop the cimrgos against Jenkins and'
ask him to depart from Mexico.
The United States still is negotiating
with Mexico over reported Interference
with American oil operations In Tam
pico but til!« correspondence Is »eevet
and llttlo lus been heard about it
since the president stepped in.
JAPS INCREASE
SIZE OF ARMY
NOR IN RUSSIA
fapan Not Party to "Hands
Off" Policy Agreed Upon by
Other Allies at Conference in
London.
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(Ulitcd Press Staf Correspondent)
1 And on. Dee. lb. Japan wo» pot a
parti to the "hands ».If" policy toward
Russ«, agreed upon by the other al
lies iittlie recent "unïtieiai peace con
ferenl " hi re it wv > al lied today.
On she contrary Jtpan Is steadily
Ini-ieallng hit fore» it Siberia. Offi
cials Arc declare that while they fall
to understand Ameriia's policy ot
keeping troop» in Slbeivu, they attrib
ute it a desire to watch Japan.
Although the Japan** ambassador
' (Awtlnued on paÿ ^woA___
ly Double Crossed Old
iMan Poita Who Predicted An
Astral Jazz for December 17
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Did you inch yourself to tee if you
ware alive Tils morning'.'
Tho world was supposed to have
come jo an ell December 17. y.u know,
Hording toaoipe prophets.
Professor Arts, you rememler, pre
dicted a terlble weather cataclysm.
Cyclones andYoinadoes were
the earth
Porta one bet
camber »17 wi
this old world
But the —
people can nowiroceed with "
The resident!
moved »way fr<
from the Pacific
tidal wave, ca»
The thou*
p re s e n t s tor
witness the end of
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1 er "prophets" "went"
and were certain De
Is still here, aid its
bt»rtn< ms
ft Astoria, Ore- w ho
that city, 10 (Uiles
.can. fearing a treat
urn to tbetr hones,
y ho refused to 1 buy
I they eg pasted
may make their
and Jessie and
rest on the
1 ip pay
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MUST CUT DOWN
EXPENSES SAYS i
G.O.P. HADER
Representative Mondell De
clares in Speech to Congress
Economy Must Be Watch
word of Present Session.
Washington, Pee. 18.—A billion dol
lar cut must be made iti government
expenditure« this year, Republican
Leader Mondell warned today In a
speech to congress.
Estimate» for the fiscal year ending
uno 30 , 1920, total nearly $ 5 , 000 , 000 ,
in taxes when further bond Issues are
Inadvisable and when estimates are in
excess of probable revenues, it presents
a situation in which the practice of
economy of the severest type becomes
absolutely essential if we hopo to place
our fiscal operations on a sound basin
and avoid dangerous financial situa
tions."
As to where the reductions will be
made, Mondell said:
Kstimates for the army of nearly a
billion dollars should bo reduced by at
least half. The estimates for civil sun
dry expenditures should stand a heavy
reduction. Tho estimates for fortlfica
tions will stand the heaviest cut of all
and the naval estimates may be large
|y reduced. Hiver and harbor estl
I mutes also will be cut, and heavy re
bclductlons will lie made all aloiis the
| line."
0 ( 10 , according to figures recently sub-1
mitted. These must be slashed to less
than 81,000,000,000 .Mondoll declared.
"Keonomy must be the xvntchword
of tlie present session," he emphasized.,
"In no other way can wo perform
our duty to our country "when there
w idespread demand for reduction
NEW
BE COMPLETED
BEFORE NIGHT
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Testimony in Famous Murder
Trial Probably Will Begin
Tomorrow—Little Hope for
Women Among Jurors.
l.os Angeler. Dec. 18. —. Predictions
when court opened today were that
testimony it*th- murder trial of Harry
H. New would begin some time tomor
row.
As a result of yesterday's work, 12
I jurors, all still subject to peremptory
I challenge, were in the box and a new
I venire wan on hand to continue today's
I work.
I The last chance of women predomln
{ii 1 11 iK on ilio Jury seemed to have van
ished. Only one woman, Mrs. II. 10.
! Frei. is among the dozen temporary
I jurors and there are but three women
on the special venire called tocias.
Defense Attorney Richardson said he
! is receiving dozens of letters from all
I parts of the country giving him advice
I and commenting oil the rase. Indud
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ed in the number is one from a spirit
iialist, who claims the spirit, of IN-elrla
Denser up».eared to her saying: "They
must not hang Hurry New."
Another spiritualist claims to have
a message from Dr. Crippen, famous
English criminal.
Although lie sees a moral lesson in
the case of Harry ft, New. on trial for
murder. Superior Judge Gavin Craig
today issued u stateraerg from the
bench, appealing to young girls to keep
away from the court room.
"1 object 'to young girls attending
the trial of this case unless they are
accompanied by their mothers or by
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will have to "come through" with the
balance.
Those who spent all their money
because they thought they'd have no
use for It In heaven after yesterduv,
will have to devise some quick way
or fighting the wolf away from the
door.
Tho Portland man who signed a con
tract to buy a valuable piece of busi
ness property-—provided the world was
still turning today, win write hts check
| f or thousands of dollar» and take pos
session of the. property.
A prominent Portland business man
is peeved today because he spent some
of liis profits for thousands of dollar*
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The only thing to Jgarry about to
■y. it appear». Is ® C0»1 shortage,
°i^ C 'äs 0 i«W > S^o»ti , s, and
Ww'Yu t Mat 5t»»^8rho_s sJd noms
win.oJt*homw, e*W
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EXTREME COLD
i WEATHER MTS
EASTERN SLOPE
Big Moose, N. Y., Coldest Place
in Nation With 34 Below
Zero—Washington, D. C.,
Shivers With 8 Above.
New York, Doc. 18.—Thermometers
throughout tho east from Maine to
Washington, D. C„ today registered tho
lowest temperatures since the winter
of 1917-18. farther west tho Intense
cold of the past few days win abating,
according to the United States weather
bureau, which promised relief for the
j frozen easterners by tomorrow with
! the gradual eastward trend of hlgher
| temperatures,
nig Moose, New York, was apparent
]y , ho coideBt spot In tho United
situtes today with tho mercury down
to 34 ,i e grees below zero. This temper
ature was almost equalled at Tupper
Hake and other points In the Adlron
dacks with 26 below. Albany and cen
tral New York cities were congealing
at from 8 to 10 below.
At floston, the mercury stood at 6
below zero and there was much suffer
ing among the poor classes of New
York city with the thermometer hov
ering around zeroAWashington, D. C„
with 8 above was only slightly warmer
than points south as far as South
Carolina, while frost was reported even
from Jacksonville, Pensacola and Tam
pa.
Warmer weather was beginning to
prevnll throughout the Great Bakes
and the west, temperatures in thsi Da
kotas, having risen to 20 above. In
the. middle west St. Paul was tho only
point still entertaining zero weather.
mexicaPote
TODAY HANDED
TOSEC.LANSING
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Secretary State to Study Im-sai.i
mediately Official Text and
Attitude to Be Taken by This
Country.
Washington, Dec. 18.—The Mexican
reply to the last American note re
questlng the release of American Con
sular Agent William O. Jenkins, ha»l
been received at the sttae department
it was announced today.
Secretary lousing 1» expected to
study immediately the official text of
the note and the attitude to be as
sumed by this government toward the
Mexican reply I» to bo disclosed soon,
it was learned.
The official text of the note has not
yet been made public.
It Is believed in semi-official circles:
that the United States may probably
Ignore tills last communication of the
j Mexican government. •
TAKE A CHANCE.
Venice. Cal., Dec. 18.—The supreme
court having declared prohibition con
stitutions!, Mayor Kinney of Venice,
has wired this plea to Senators John
son and Phelan: "For the love of Mike
take u chance at peace." _
MINE WORKERS' OFFICIALS THROW DOWN GAUNTLET TO
"REDS" BY ACCEPTING WILSON'S TERMS OF SETTLEMENT
EK
The action of the representative»
of the United Mine Workers in ac
cepting President Wlleon's term#
<* settlement ta a knockout blow to
the radical or Botshevlkl element In
the rank and file of tho mine work
•r»' o ganUatlon. Thl» "dlreet a«*
u °a' element was In tovor ot
DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS
TO SELECT LEADER
Washington, Dm. 18.—A caucus
naxt Saturday to sottlo tho fight for
tho Domooratio Itadarship in ths
aanata was calfad today by Sena
tor Hitchoook, acting leader.
Hitchcock and Senator Under
wood, Alabama, ara candidates.
The vote which will probably be
token Saturday is expected to bo
exceedingly close.
DEMOCRATSTRY
TO COMPROMISE
ON PEACE PACT
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Administration Forces for First!
Agreement to Treaty on Spe
cific Terms.
By L. C. MARTIN.
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
Washington, Dec. 18.—Definite pro
posals for a peaco treaty compromise
are being formulated by Democratic
senators for submission to Republican
mild reservatlonists, it was learned to
day.
This was the first time that Demo
crats have taken tho lead in seeking
agreement on specific terms. In do
ing so they arc acceding to tho Viiuest
of Republicans, who since the treaty
failed, have declined to put forward
any terms on the ground that if the
Dcmoeruts want compromise, they
should say definitely how l'ar they are
willing to go.
Adjustment of differences over the
treaty lias passed from the hands of
Senator Dodge,_Republic an leader, ta
,mi-n who will let'nAthliig stand in tho
way of ratification, according to all
indications today. I.odgo and Hltch
1 cock will be called into consultation
I only when it is certain un agreement
! has been reached that practically noth
ing can overturn, it is evident. The
Democratic proposals now being drawn
up will lake the form, it was stated or
a new set of reservations. They will
be submitted to the treaty's friends on
(ho Republican side only when sup
| port of the most of the Démocrate sen
- ators lias 'been definitely pledged. A
senator who is helping prepare them
Im-sai.i today he would not be surprised
if they follfvw the
rather closely.
Senators who want the treaty to
"stay dead" are preparing to block ac
tion in the foreign relations committee
if they can have the Knox resolution
referred to it.
"Irreconcilable" senators said they
will oppose any committee that might
luHigo reservation*
! acknowledge that
the treaty 1» still
! before the senate, or that it can he
rovlvcd on the * enate 9 own mot
rovlvcd on
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WEATHER
Forecast for Boise and Vicinity —
FAIR TONIGHT AND FRIDAY: NOT
SU COUD TONIGHT.
For Idaho- Tonight and Friday fair;
not so cold tonight In southwest por
tion.
SHIPPERS' FORECAST.
Protect shipments during the next
36 hours against tho following mini
mum temperatures: Going west to
Baker. 16 degrees; east to Pocatello,
12 degrees. Minimum temperature in
Boise tomorrow about 12 degrees.
Highest temperature yesterday . ..17
Uoxvest temperature this morning
Mean temperature yesterday
The suri rises tomorrow ut
4:<13
10
16 a. m.
continuing tko strike at all cost
and "letting the public go hang"
until ' tko operator» agreed definite
ly to the demands for a •• per cent
Increase In pay. a six-hour day
and live-day week. A bitter light
oa tk» part of tho "roda'' to repu
BILL CARLISLE
BACK AGAIN IN
PENITENTIARY
Must Serve Remainder of 25-!
Year Sentence—State Be
lieves Impossible to Convict
Him for Latest Exploit.
Rawllnt?, Wyo., Dec. 18.—William L.
Carlisle, Wyoming train bandit, is back •
in the Wyoming penitentiary today to ;
serve out the unexplred portion of his i
prlson sentence—approximately 23
years.
Uarllslo was brought back to Raw
lins last night by Sheriff A. 8. Roach
of Platte county, who captured him
two weeks ago in the I si ramie Peak
country, after shooting him through
the lung. Carlisle will be placed in the
prison hospital until he fully recovers
from his wound.
No attempt will be made again to
place Carlisle on trial for his latest
exploit—the hold up andf robbery of
a Union Pacifie train a month ago fol
lowing his escape In a packing case
from the prison—It was said. State of
ficials are convinced that a Jury could
not lie secured to convict the bandit it
ho were again tried.
TWO KILLED, MANY
HURT AT FIRE IN
BOSTON HOTEL TODAY
Boston. Mass., Dec. IS.-—Two men
were killed- and scores of persons had
1 -row escapes when the Abbotsford
| men
and women who fled to the streets in
their night clothes suffered from ex
posure.
SHIP OR SHOOT
THE RADICALS
IS WOOD'S PLAN
1 Army Officer in Address at
Fort Collins Turns Guns on
Reds and Profiteers-Leaves
for Chicago.
I Denver, Colo,
] , eomini wood 1
Dec. 18.—General
S. O. S. call for all
| rcci8 ln tho United Stales is being i
; sounded today but the general read a |
new meaning into the distress signal.
''My motto for the reds." he said ln |
an address at Fort Collins yesterday, ;
"is ft. O. H.'d to 'ship or shoot.' 1 be- i
lleve that we should place them all on ]
ship of stone with sails of icail and
that their first slopping place should
be hell. We must advocate radical
laws to deal with radical people."
General Wood also turned his guns
on profiteering, declaring thut good
meals were being provided for men In
tlie army at r,0 cents u day. which Is
about one-third the price that Is
charged In direct buying.
General Wood leaves for Chicago
this afternoon.
FAIR EXCHANGE.
Koko, Mo.. Dee. 18.—VV. W. Wolver
lon, advertised "No question» asked,"
for tlie return of some eggs stolen
j from his henhouse. The thief dropped
! Ills purse containing much more than
■ enough money to pay for the eggs.
diate the action of the officials la
anticipated when the geheral con
vention of tho minors is caked In
♦he near future, at which the offi
cials will report the detail» of the
■egotlatkme and the reaoone for
acceding to the »km of the gov
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SOVIET RUSSIA
AGENT IS HELD
ANGEL ISLAND
Representative of 20,000,000
People on Mission to Wash
ington Delayed by Immigra
tion Authorities on Arrival.
San Francisco, Cal., Dec. 18.—Vladi
mir K. Vochmetroff, claiming to rep
repent 20,000,000 people of Sovjet Rus
sia, and to be on an Important dlplo
matlc mission to Washington, Is held
at, Angel Island immigration station for
investigation, it was learned today by
the United Press.
Vochmetroff arrived on the S. S.
China. He was taken to Angel Island
at 9 p. m. yesterduy. Immigration au
thorities will interrogate him today.
The RiiBSlan in acting president of
the Centrosoluz, an economic organiza
tion with a membership of 20 . 000 , 000 .
The Rngllsh name for ths Centrosoluz
is central union of the consumer's so
cieties. If Vochmetroff is allowed to
reach Washington, he will urge ths
following program:
1— Raise tho blockade against So
viet Russia.
2— Free Russia of all foreign inter
ference in the working out of her own
immediate destiny.
3— Give Russia liberal financial as
sistance.
200 CA8ES AHEAD.
At Angel Island it was said 200 Im
migration cases are ahead of Voch
metroff and that the ca3e of Russia's
' big business man" will take Its regu
lar course unless immediate consider
ation IS requested by higher officials.
Vochmetroff Issued an optimistic
statement :
"AVe see in Rusela .the great role
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WILSON DELAYS
RAIL MESSAGE
FOR FEW DAYS
President Waiting to See What
Progress Congress Will Make I
on the Cummins Bill This
Week.
Washington. Dec. 18. -- President
Wilson is delaying sending his rall
i z 'ôâ<l messago to congress to see what
| progress will ho made with the Curh
m | ng bill this week, it was learned au
| thorltativeiy today,
; »p^e Whlto House stated the presl
i j f . nt WO uld not »end the message today,
] However, It whs understood, he has
„ompleted il and was read) to dispatch
it to the cnpltol any time such a move
should become necessary. It was fore
cast that, the message probably would
say the railroads will not bo turned
back to private ownership for several
months, due to the failure of the peace
treaty and unsettled financial condi
tions resulting therefrom. A definite
date for their return, it was predicted,
would not be fixed. Wilson I» expected
to blame the treaty's foes for causing
such a muddied »I 1 . nation that he cau
not tell when tlie Unes can be handed
back. He is also expected to make rec
ommendation » for several changes in
the present Cum mins h ill.
the present
insanity commission
TO REPORT TODAY ON
CONDITION MRS. BLAKE
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Atlantic City, Dec. 18.—The local
commission of alienist» appointed to
examine Mr». Esther Millet- Blake, ac
cured of drowning her five-year-old
son, "Buddy," was to report today
After considering their finding ae
to Mrs. Blake's sanity and physical
condition. Coroner Btoddard wit! dé
terminé whether or not hd will Issus a
subpoena for Mrs. Blake to appear be
fore the Coroner's Jury, which Is to
hold Its Inquest tonight.
James Blake, the boy's father, al
ready has been subpoenaed.
CONDUCTOR OF CHICAGO
GRAND OPERA OOMFAHY
slowly smxnto
Chicago, Doc. 1*.—The condition of
Cleofonte Campanlnt, director of the
Chicago Grand Opera company, was
"very grave" early today, according to
Dr. Joseph E- Blake, hie physician.
Campanlnl, who la at 8t. Luke's hoa
pttal suffering from pneumonia, was
believed out of danger until early to
day, when his condition took a sudden
change for the worse.
"Campanlnt suffered a relapse during
the night and his condition Is now very
grave," the physician »aid.
He Indicated there wee little hope
held out for recovery ot the maestro.
Mrs. Campaninl waa at her hus
band's bedside. She gave up her apart
npi m a hotel and waa staying at the
bespit»)
PACKERS WILL
QUIT CONTROL
OF SIDE
"Big Five" Dissolve Industries
Not Related to Meat Busi
ness According to Attorney
General Palmer's Offioe.
BULLETIN.
Washington, Deo. 18.—An agree
ment ha* been reached by Attor
ney General Palmer and the "Big
Five" Chicago paokera. whereby
the latter abandon control of un
related producta, it waa learned
today. The arrangement probably
will result in the department of
justice dropping i^e anti-truet
suits against the packers, it was
stated.
Under the agreement the peek*
era promiee to givo up control of.
stock yards and auoh unrelated
products ae rice, wheat and break
fast food. They agree further to
use refrigerator care only for ship
ment of meat and moot products,
it wee understood.
COURTS TO- SUPERVISE.
Reorganization of tlie machinery of
ihn packer«' business through which
control of these unrelated producta will
be abandoned, will take effect under
the supervision or the federal courts,
It was said.
The pending bills to regulate tho
packing Industry are to be pressed it
was said. Changes, however, probably
will be made with regard to the de
tails.
Department of Justice officials ara
hopeful that the agreement will be ef
fective ln reducing the cost of living.
The nature of the agreement became
known today Immediately after a con
ference between Attorney General
Pu liner and. Senators Kenyon and
Kendrick, authors' or peart tog bills to
regulate the meat packing iBdUeti
Palmer's agreement. If
accomplish many of
tions proposed In the 1
not requested that the
drawn, if waa stated, i
was understood that some
hold that they should be pressed :
assure permanency of the refo
Palmer hope» to achieve.
Palmer is expected to issue a state
ment later today oullining Just what
bus been accomplished and Senators
Kenyon and Kendrick also plan to
muko formal statements.
J. R. Howard, president of the Na
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TWO KILLED IN
EXPLOSION AT
DQVERAR!
Four Buildings Burn and Dam
age Estimated at $1,000,000
—Marines Are Called Out to
Fight Flames.
Dover. N. J., Dee. 18. —Two men
dead and three perhaps fatally Inju
as the result, of tho explosion
shrapnel shells in a blaze which
atroyed four buildings of the Piccat
arsenul early today. Damage was
timated at $1,000,900.
The dead are:
Private Oliver McCormack, Malden,
Muss., a marine, whose thigh xfog
; shattered by shrapnel and who s
j ln the Dover hospital. w ?
I A soldier named WlUtlna who died
„hrapnel wounds before medical
cou j,j he secured,
. Private Paul Green, Boston,
an( j privates Butler and Lucs a
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Dover and surrounding territory''
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SOUVENIR ALBUM
TO STRASSBl
Parle—(By Mail).—"To Bt
martyred city, now happily re
the great nation or Franoe with
yobay.-«;-« srsasssti „
I ful album offered by Spain
j French city on the Rhine.
The. souvenir, wWch ls>
the closer friendship betwi
' sister nations, was brought :
a committee headad by 0
and reoslvad by President i
; receiving the album tn the i
| French republie, the pn
gratulated the committee i
] of Strassburg, fos, .as be
homage paid that City v '
appreciated by the entire :
The souvenir consista
»rrom panlag by two
the album, which eonti
»Ion of friatMahlp
Franoe, appear the
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