Newspaper Page Text
Fair tonight and
urday. TOL. ZLm BOISE, IDAHO, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 26,1919 COMMISSION TO BEGIN MINE INVESflCATIONS NEXT GOMPERS CALLS UNION CHEFS HTO MEETVK Heads Railroad Workers Or ganizations Gather Monday in Washington to Take Up Question increased Wages. Washington. Dec. 26.—Heads of all railroads unions will moot here Mon day to decide their action on the fu ture demands for wage Increases now before the Industrial commission here. The calling of the meeting Is the re sult of President Wilson's decision, tnade known Wednesday, to turn the railroads back to their owners on March 1 . Previously, the position of the work ers has been that their demands must be answered before- the roads pass out of government control. The railroad chiefs who will attend comprise the heads of the four railroad brotherhoods, and the 10 railroad un ions affiliated' with the federation of labor. Samuel Gompcrs. president of the federation, will preside. The meeting will take up the de mands of the shop men. requests for a 25 per cent increases in wages, which were made several months ago but post poned at the request of Wilson, who appealed to the workers to withhold their demands until the government has had an opportunity to smash liv ing costs. "The meeting will outline plans in connection with its request and also prepare for tin- conference which we are to hold with Director General limes of the railroad administration," said John Scott, secretary of the rail way workers' section of the A. F. of 1 a it is also .stated that the question of whether the workers would wait until I March ! to take action to force com pliance with their demands, would he considered. Labor officials indicated they do not intend to wait until private interests bed regained tlin railroads before re ceiving u decision. Union officials have been informed that Hines is fully advised b>- the president as to what he can do and how far he can go. Workers believe they may be asked to withhold their demands another two months. They pointed out that At torney General Palmer's report on liv ing costs expressed the belief that an other two months would see a reduc tion. At Palmer's office it was said that Palmer is considering getting out an other and more complete statement. This will be made public before Mon day if Pulmer decides to issue it. DANIELS WILL NOT ANSWER SIMS' LETTER Washington. Dec. 26.—Secretary Daniels will leave unanswered the let ter of Admiral Sims, refusing to accept the distinguished service medal be cause o' alleged unfairness in the dis tribution of naval war honors, officers close to Daniels believed today. In view of his official position. Dan iels could not afford to enter into "an argument" with Admiral Sims as to tin right or wrong of his policy In award ing war decorations, these official« said. Daniels said he does not know yet whether ho will answer the Sims letters as he has not considered it fully. _ LLOYD GEORGE READYTOFORCE IRELAND ACCEPTPROPOSAL FOR SEPARATE LEGISLATIVE BODIES Understood Passage of Measure by Parliament Assured Be fore it Was Presented on Monday in House. London, Dec. 26.—Ireland may have to accept Premier Lloyd George s new home rule plan introduced in the house of commons Monday whether she likes It or "not, an official clone to the Brit ish premier declared in an Interview. The premier Is prepared to force ac ceptance of his measure, this official asserted. Us passage by parliament was assured before the measure was submitted, he added. , Lloyd George, according to the offi cial/ Is "heart and soul" for passage of some legislation which will start set tlement of the Irish question he con tinued. The premier regards this prob lem as second in importance only to winning the war. It was believed In government circles i according to this source of Information ' that Ulsterites will accept the y re- ! mler's plan, which provides for two | legislatures, one for southern Ireland j and another for Ulster, with a co-ordi- j ■sting body to be known -u> .-. national 1 **Jf*Ulster accepts the plan and IU j parliament Is threatened by the Sinn I R}. the "entire British army" is! available to r the protection of Ulster, ; 32 am Page Two) SIX ARMED THUGS HOLD UP JAIL AT TOLEDO Toledo. O., Dec. 26 .—With two of the gang In jail, Toledo police were scour ing the country-side in search of oth ers who took part In a sensational jail delivery here yesterday. For nearly an hour yesterday the en tire Lucas county Jail was at the meroy of six armed thugs and four prisoners whom the thugs had released. At the Jail, the gun men shot down one man, threatened to kill others, and boasted of their crimes and past rec ords. After the delivery, two of the men surrendered without resistance when their automobile stalled, though both were armed. SEVEN FORMER GERMANLINERS TO THEBRITISH United States Shipping Board Will Turn Over Vessels to Great Britain in the Very Near Future. Washington, Dec. 26-—Seven former German liners now held in New York harbor will be turned over to the Brit ish as soon as arrangements can be made for their transfer, the shipping board announced today. Tho announcement was made in a letter from John Barton Payne, chair man of the shipping board, to Secre tary of State Banning. The seven ships, with the Imperator, were allotted to the British by the peace conference. The Imperator was turned over to the British recently af ter some delay over proceedings con cerning American oil tankers seized in German ports. The ships to be turned over are the Graf Waldersee. the Sophelin, Pretoria. Captain Flnnisterie, Mobile, Prinz Friederich Wilhelm and Kaiserin Vic toria. The seven ships do not include those to be sold by the shipping hoard. Six ships ore to bo sold but they will be kept under American registry. ARMY LEADERS WILL MEET ON JANUARY 12 Washington. Dec. 26.—Means for putting the United States army on an efficient peace-time basis will be dis cussed at a conference of department al and divisional commanders called today by Chief of Staf^ March for Jan. 12. War department plans and policies for training, distribution and adminis tration of offices and enlisted person nel and other important reorganiza tion problems will be taken up. Close understanding between the war department and the departmental and divisional commanders with regard to policies for the administration of the army during the coming year will be taken up also. WOMEN'S DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETING TODAY New York, Dec. 26.-—Members of the Women s Democratic club wili meet here today to formulate plans for or ganizing women of the United States with the announced pur pose of securing their support for the Democratic par ts CERTAK SINN FEIN ELEMENT "OUT OF HAND" Dublin. Dec. 2C.—"A certain element In the Sinn I'eln volunteers Is getting out i t lu'ntj." a prominent leader of the moderate Sinn Feiners admitted today in cn interview. A cert,-.In clement, he said, threatens to do Incalculable harm to the cause of In land both here imd in the opin ion of the world. While the loader made no direct ad mission, it was believed moderate ele men s b'licie this new radical faction may bi partly rtsponslble for the at tempt on the llle of Viscount French, mid lieutenant of Ireland and the raid upon tho plant of the newspaper Inde pendent. The extremists have become rcetlww l id dissatisfied with the pres ent policy of the old Sinn Fein leaders, '.h i speaker said. "W* are watching events anxiously oecauss wo are afraid thsy will do In calculable harm to the cause of Ireland (Continued on Pago Two > GREAT BRITAIN AGAM SEEMS WORLD'S TRADE Systematic Campaign Launched to Regain Leadership Held Before War—Missions Visit Every Country in World. Lsmdon, Dec. 26.—The British com mercial giant robbed of his supremacy by four years of war has started a sys tematic campaign to regain his leader ehlp of world trade, It waa Indicated today. British commercial missions, unher alded, are working quietly In all the markets of the world In an effort to make London again the dictator of goods and prices, according to author itative information. A mission of six headed by H. P. Mackinder, m. p., and a member of the advisory committee to the ministry of reconstruction; and Admiral Sir Roger Keyes, soon will arrive In South Rus sia to promote trade relations with General Denlken's government, It was learned. Another mission Is enroute to Si beria, while trade experts have been sent to the Balkans, Italy, Germany, South America and other places where British made goods may find a mar ket. That the British manufacturer Is leaving no stone unturned In his ef fort to regain trade was Indicated by the method he has taken, since the de cline in value of the pound sterling. The board of trade experts disclosed their scheme which manufacturers ac tually have enabled to reap big profits from the drop In foreign exchange. They frankly expressed hope It would fall to $2. British manufacturers, it was pointed, are buying raw materials in the United States with already es tablished dollar credits, transporting them to England in British-owned •ships and reexporting to America in the same vessels. These goods are manufactured by labor paid In ster ling, enabling the manufacturer to reap the difference between the value of the dollar and the pound in addition to his regular profit. When this process has been com pleted, the manufacturer may continue to buy on dollar credit in America or may take his enormous profits in American dollars and convert them into pounds—again with advantage of the exchange rate—and invest his nearly double money in other British investments. The situation which favors the ex porter, however, has worked exactly the opposite toward thé Importers of provisions, and similar goods, which have not again been reexported. SEVEN DEAD^RE SU LT OF CHRISTMAS ORGY Hartford. >Conn.. Dec. 26.—Seven men were dead, four others reported dying:, and Frank Rose, a saloon j keeper, held by police here today fol- j lowing 1 a fatal Christmas celebration. Rose was charged by relatives of the dead men with selling wood alcohol which had been colored to resemble' whisky. HOLDS NEIGHBORHOOD AT BAY WITH REVOLVER Tacoma, Wash., Dec. 26.—Holding the entire neighborhood at bay with revolvers, three masked automobile bandits blew the safe of Sayre & Co. meat market at Buckley, Wash, a amall lumber town near here and escaped with $250 In cash at an early hour thlw morning. TRANSLATION OF BIBLE INTO CHINESE IS COMPLETED Translators of the new ■ibis, photographed in Chins. Rev. Goodrich ie second from left, More than a quarter of a century ago, Rev. Chauncey Goodrich be * an with thé aid of Chinese and other workers, to translate the Bl ^® ln . t0 Us Chinese language. The ÏT*Ï. . Ï J»»t been completed Rev. t/oodrleh, sow 21 years old, worked MAZTEBUNOK EXPECTS TO PROVE EXISTENCE OP IMMORTAL SOUL New York, Dec. If.—Maurice Maeter linck. In America to lecture on the Im mortality of the aoul, la studying the possibility of communicating with the spirit worlf, and of the soul's appear ance In tangible form before mortals. The Belgian author and philosopher said he haa "an open mind" on these theories of spiritualism and ts giving them muqh thought "In my lecture." he said, "I win ex plain to the people of America the first scientific proofs of the existence of an Immortal soul." GEN. PERSHING HAS QUIET DAY WITH SISTERS A. E. F. Commander Makes His First Public Appearance in Lincoln This Noon—Recep tion Also This Evening. Lincoln Neb., Dec. If. — General Pershing, Lincoln's guest during tbs holidays, will make his first publlo appearance today when he Is enter tained by the Klwlnl's club at noon. He has not had time yet to renew friend ships with old Nebraska friends. Ar riving Wednesday he went immedi ately to the home of his sisters where Christmas was spen£ quietly In a fam ily reunion—the first the general haa enjoyed in four years. The day was marked by old time simplicity. A Christmas tree, mainly In honor o t Pershing's son, Warren, and a family dinner, were the chief fea tures. A few Intimate friends called during the afternoon and the general went for n short walk. This evening Nebraska will have a chsnee to meet the American leader lnfoimally. At a reception In repre sentative hall of the statehouse city and state officials will be presented and all old friends will "talk It over with Pershing. Asked about a statement from Chi cago In which CharlCB G. Dawes de clared Pershing was not and would not be a candidate for the presidency, M. Woods, executive head of the Nebraska Pershing for president movement, said; "I have no doubt that Pershing Is not a candidate. Nobody has ever said he was and nobody has ever asked him to be. I wish to make It plain this is a movement to 'draft' him for the Republican nomination." LUCKY BABE. New York, Dec. 26.—Born 1n the height of a storm at sea In the steer age of the Mauretania, Frances Maura Kllngensmith Asley had a unique Christmas. Passengers donated $700 and a Ford, which was raffled for $1801. WEATHER Forecast for Boise and Vicinity— FAIR TONIGHT AND SATURDAY. For Idaho—Tonight and Saturday, rain or snow In tho north, fair In the south portion. SHIPPERS' FORECAST. Protect shipments during the next 36 hours against the following mini mum temperatures; Going west to Baker, 28 degrees; east to Pocatello, 26 degrees. Minimum temperature In Boise tomorrow, about 28 degrees. Highest temperature yesterday.....47 Lowest temperature this morning...28 Mean temperature yesterday........ 40 The sun rises tomorrow at 7:19 a. m. and sets at 4:13 p. m. through from tho beginning of tbs woi* to tho completion of it. Oth ers who started the work died or left It for other duties. The hn meaatty of the task may be real ised from the statement of the American Bible society that a* SUPPERS PUN COHERENCE M CHICAGO SOON Will Take Up Railroad Legisla tion in Discussion Next Tues day—Object to the Cummins Measure. Chicago, Dec. 26.—Shippers repre senting 60 per cent of the tonnage handled by American railroads will meet here Dec. SO to dlecues pending railroad legislation. "Shippers have been conferring sep arately with representatives In Wash ington," Alonso Thorne, their attorney, said today. ''The time haa arrived for united action. Railroad labor and rail road security holders long since learned that lesson." Thome offered no prediction as to what action the shippers will take. .Unes of business ranged from asphalt to vegetables. The conference was de scribed as "the most representative gathering of shippers held since the beginning of the war." The conference undoubtedly will dis cuss the Cummins and Each railroad bills, Thome said. He personally of fered objections to Cummins' bill on Its features of guaranteed returns for the roads, a tribunal to decide rates without healings, and compulsory consolidation of roads. "We say to the packers and coal operators, "you must not combine'; but Mr. Cummins proposes to say to the railroads, 'you must combine,' " Thorne said. HERBERT KAUFMAN EDITOR OF M'CLURE'S New York, Dec. 26.—Herbert Kauf man has become owner and editor of McClure's magazine, It was announced today. The publication was established by S. S. McClure In 1893. Kaufman, who is a writer, served as assistant secretary of the interior during the war and will resign from that office Jan. 11. j ETERNAL TRIANGLE, JR. ] Chicago. Dec. 26.—Bennie Sokolow skl. 12, and fair, the victim of a chil dren's triangle love affair, will recover, the doctors believed today. Because Bennie was good to look upon, he won the love of Annie Barzyk, 18 years of age. When Annie saw him playing at the home of Florence Moeller, also 13, she wrote the follow ing note; "My Dear Husband Bennie: I know you love Florence. I know you don't love me. Do you love me, Bennie? If you inly knew how I love you. O boy, I love you so, X could kiss you now. Don't tell Florence I love you or she'll be mad. If you know how she loves you. 'i hate her but If you love her better than you do me, you can have her. "I love you dear. I love you dear. "ANNIE BARZYK." When Bennie received this note, he derided life with two "women" on his hands wasn't worth living. He hid in the ash can, where he was found un conscious from the cold by a police man. The note from Annie was clutched tightly In his little fist. When Bennie was asked If he loved either of the girls he shook his head, "no." He was told that he would have to make a choice between them when he went home from the hospital. "I guess I'll stay here quite a while," he concluded. average of several hours total time for each translator was required *®r each of the 21,172 verses in the Bible. The new Bible will be ■nown as the "Revised Mandarin Bible." and will be distributed to "tore persons than any other translation •* a. book. DISPOSITION BODIES OP AMERICAN SOLDIERS BURIED nr PRANCE Washington, Dec. 26.—Bodies of American dead burled outside the tone of armies In France which are not to be returned to this country will be burled In the cemetery at Suresnes, near Parle, the war department an nounced today. Bodies outside of the rone of the armies will be returned to the United 8tates when desired by relatives. All bodies of American eoldlere bur led In Europe outside of France will be returned to the United States for per manent burial In national cemeteries or for disposition by relatives when so de sired. NEW TRIAL IS RESUMED TODAY IN IDS ANGELES Alleged Common Law Son of United States Senator May Not Hear Verdict Before New Year. Loe Angeles, Cal., Dec. 26.—-Harry S. New, accused of killing hie sweetheart, Frieda Lasser, may not know the ver dict of 'the Jury until New Year's. That was the Indication when court opened today after allowing only a single day of rest to celebrate Christ mas. Defense attorneys, always retlceni as to tholr plans, admitted this morning that they still have a number of wit nesses to be called. These will be chiefly jail mates of New, jailers and others who have been in close touch with him, all testifying in support of the insanity plea. Testimony of two leading witnesses for the defeuse probably will come next week. Miss Kdna Clahcy, New's half-sister, will be called first. New's mother. Mrs. Lily Burger, will follow. Attorney Le Compte Davis, for the defense, conferred with Judge Craig today with regard to published state ments that before the trial a plan had been offered by defense whereby New would plead guilty. The statement had been attribut od to District Attorney Woolwine. Davis maintained it was grounds for a new trial. POSTPONE EXECUTION OF TWELVE NEGROES I Little Rock, Ark., Dee. 26.—Elec trocutions of six negroes condemned to die tomorrow for participation in the uprising at Elaine. Arkansas, last October, were postponed at least 60 days today when attorneys filed notice of appeal to the supreme court. The negroes scheduled to die Jan. 2 are also affected. GRAIN HAS PRIORITY ON WESTERN ROADS' ___ \ Chicago, Dec. 26.—Grain today had priority on western railroads over all other commodities, following an order Issued by Regional Directors B. H. Aishton, northwest region, and Hale Holden, central west region. The order will remain in effect until the present grain crop has been dis- i tribute)!. »ISON'S POSTPONEMENT RETURN RAIItOADS APPARENTLY MAKES THE PROBLEM POLITICAL ISSUE POLICE OBTAIN NEW ANGLE ON Mt. Clemens, Mich., Dec. 26.—A story of clandestine trysts told the authori ties by a Battle Creek girl, promised to throw some light on the mystery surrounding the death of J. Stanley Brown, wealthy son of a former De troit cigar manufacturer. Brown's body, with four bullet holes In his neck and head, was found In his car on a lonely road near here wedneaday. While county officials were reticent, it was learned today that valuable ev idence was procured during the ques tioning of the Battle Creek girl, said to have been the sweetheart of one of Brown's closest friends. It was reported Brown had visited this girl recently, and she and her sweetheart had "split.'' Authorities learned Brown vu to have met the girl last Tuesday In De troit, but tailed to do bo. Bhe came (Continued am Tate) COALTMBUNAL WIL MEET ON MONDAY NEXT Operators Making Preparations to Cooperate With Commis sion Which Will Probe Mine Conditions Over the Country. Washington, Dec. 26.—The first meeting of President Wilson's coal tribunal will bo held here Monday, when the three members will lay the basis for future sesslone which will be held after Jan. 1, it was learned at the White House today. The operators are making prepara tions to cooperate with the commis sion, In an effort to arrive at a deci sion with regard to wages and hours, which will bo acceptable to both sides. However, the operators' representa tives today were careful that their at titude would not be taken as "accept Ing the commission's findings in ad vance." They want to do everything possible to get a settlement, they said, and if the commission's verdict is not considered just to them, they are going to refuse It, according to all indica tions today. The commission, so far, has not been invested with any flower to enforce Its awards. This power must he conferred upon It by congress und there are a number of congress men who are ready to resist any effort to put the control of the nation's bi tuminous mines in the hands 'of three men, appointed by the president. In its work, the commission probably will summon Thomas T. Brewster head of the operators and John L. Lewis, acting president of the United Mine workers, as its first witnesses. GOVERNOR REFUSES TO SEND TROOPS TO QUELL MINERS' RIOT Tacoma, Wash.. Dec. 26.—A email miners' Christmas celebration In which a few blows were exchanged was the extent of the "rioting" reported be tween union and non-union miners a$ IVUkesqn, a mining town near herd; late yesterday, according to »ports* made today by deputy sheriffs who fax vestlgaled. Everything was peaceful during the night and this morning at the mining town and at the mine of the Wllke son coal and coke company, which sent a hurry call to Governor Hart for state troops yesterday afternoon, the officers said. Governor Hart announced today that he had no Intention of sending any troops to Wllkeson.' •T received word last night from Sheriff Morris that hts office was fully able to cope with the situation," he said. "1 have no authority to call out troops unless there should be serious disturbances which the sheriff and his deputies could not handle." NO RELIEF FROM THE SHORTAGE OF SUGAR ■ New York, Dec. 26.— Although 80, oon.ooo pounds of sugar were received by eastern refineries last week from i'uba. there seems to be no relief in the shortage on the retail market. Last week's shipments are four times greater than the preceding week and three times greater than a year ago. It takes only a few days to put the refined article on the market but grocers say they are still unable to buy. Workers Believe They Have Better Chance for Increased Wages Than if Roads Had Been Turned Back. Washington, Dec. 26.—President Wil son's decision to turn the railroads back to their owners March 1 today brought Into prominence two phases of the already complicated railroad prob lem. First the president's action ap parently postponed the "near crlaig* brought on by requests of railroad la bor for more money with the demand that they receive an answer to these requests before the roads pass out of the government's hands. Second, the government railroad ' question has apparently been a political Issue. The two phaaes are Interwoven sines , the railroad workers are threatening to carry their agitation for continua- : tion of government control to the ' lot box. , Until Wednesday night whan UM president's railroad proclamation was issued the workers had gone on the as sumption that the roads would go by Jan. 1. The shopmen were acL pressing demands for an Increase fore that date. Other railroad worker«, who watching the outcome of the ' effort before pressing their ««Mai --- " ' «I mande, believe their (Continued on Page T««*-.