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TOIMHUflillM Associated Fint Pictures, Inc., Create« "War Cheat" to Pight Four Companie« Baoked by Wall Street. Atlantic City, N. J„ Jan. 14.—Mem bars of ths Aasociated First Pictures, Inc., meeting hare today, voted to In eraaso the organisation's capital stock from 16.400,000 to 620,000,000. The fund. It was said, will be used as a "war chest" to fight four great motion picture corporations, alleged to be backed by Wall street, and to plan a monopoly of the motion picture busi ness. The Associated organisation, according to reports, plans to build and buy movie houses In every state. Organisation of the new corpora l.un was to be perfected this afternoon when directors chosen today were to elect officers. The four "Wall street" organizations were said to have a combined capital stock of $40,000,000 and plan to increase It in order to buy additional theatres. Tho new or ganisation, through Its affiliation with the first national exhibitors' circuit, will have control of productions fea turing Charles Chaplin, Mrs. Charles Chaplin (Mildred Harris), Norma Talmadge, Anita Stewart, Marshall Nellan. Charles Ray, Katherine Mc Donald, Henry Lehman and King Vidor. Directors elected today were: Robert H. Lieber, Indianapolis; H. O. Schwalb, Philadelphia; M. H. Gordon, Bos ton; J. G. Von Herford, Seattle; Jacob Phblan, Patterson, N. J.; Moe Mark. New York City; J. E. Clark, Pitts burgh; E. B. Johnson, San Francisco; John K. Kumsky, Detroit; Frederick Levy, Louisville, and J. J. Allen, To ronto. POLITICAL FAME Picturesque Figure in Politics of This State Passes Away— Was Democratic National Committeeman for Years. Simon Poter Donnelly, a picturesque figure In the history of Idaho for the laet 35 years, died yesterday of pneu monia at the Sacred Heart hospital, aftei* an illness since Phristmas, says the Spohepinan-neview. «'hristmas eve he was taken ill and was confined to his room at the 8po kane hotel, where for many years he made his home while in the city. Phy sicians pronounced his ailment pleurisy and under treatment he appeared to improve. He suffered a relapse and a week apo yesterday he was removed to the hospital, where pneumonia devel oped. He grew' constantly weaker and passed away at 1:30 yesterday, being conscious till the last. His friend of many years, R; E. M. Strickland, was with him when he died. City Fathers Send Resolution to President Wilson Recom mending Former Mayor for Cabinet Portfolio. The city council of Boise went on record Tuesday as indorsing and rec ommending to the president, former Governor James H. Hawley, for the post of secretary of the interior, to succeed Franklin K. Lane. The reso lution adopted by tho council was sent today to President Wilson. It attests unmistakably the high esteem In which Governor Hawley is held by all his fel low citizens and cannot but add strength to tho partisan indorse ments already submitted for his ap pointment. t tom martTnIswen" TRIBUTE BY BOARD Directors of Commercial Club Present Token of Esteem to Retiring Präsi dent— Committeo on Budget. Tom L. Martin, who retired as presi dent of the Boise Commercial club when that organization was succeeded by the new Chamber of Commerce, was presented with a beautiful diamond scarf pin by his associates on the board of directors at a luncheon meeting to day. • Charles Joy made the presentation for the directors, with a cordial tribute to Mr. Martins unselfish and big hearted service for the club and Boise during his term. Mr. Martin was vis ibly affected by the unexpected gift, and responded feelingly In a brief speech of thanks. The retiring board of directors lunched today with the new chamber's board and discussed the various mat tecs of club business being handed over to the new regime by the old. The new chamber's budget committee held an other of Us repeated sessions also. Working out a financial program for the chamber with Its program of work attll incomplete is proving a compli cated took. t * COMING EVENTS. * + Fob. It to II—Annual eonven- ♦ + tlon of the Western Retail I.um- ♦ $ be 1 -men's association at Boise. ♦ 0 , I 4 >«S 4>« M « 4 4»> 4 « 66 $ M» »« AR0UN0 THE BOISE VALLEY LOOP SMEED REELECTED HEAD OF CALDWELL Caldwell. Jan. 14.—At the annual election of the Commercial club of this city last night, John Smeed was reelected as Its president, and J. K. Erwin as its secretary. M. S. Sand myer was also reelected as vice presi dent of the club. Tho following new members of the board of directors elected are: Attorney James L. Boone, W. H. Blunt, J. M. Johnson and Dr. F. M. Cole. The club has grown from 125 to 314 members during the year, and the membership campaign was launched today with 600 members as Its goal. ENGINEER RESIGNS. Caldwell, Jan. 14.—County Engineer Guy McGee filed bis resignation with the board of county commissioners to day. His successor will be appointed at the next meeting of the board. MARRIAGE LICENSE. Caldwell, Jan. 14.—A marriage li cense was Issued today to M. Kipo Guchi and Sadie Storns, both of Sho shone. Î1 Citizens of Ivywild and of Sec tion on North Tell Council They Object to Being Made Part of City Proper. Protests against the recent annexa tion ordinance were heard by the city council at its regular meeting Tues day afternoon from citizens of .Ivy wild on the south and of a district ad joining the Packenham addition on the north. Both sections object to becom ing part of the city proper and con tend that they can not legally be brought in. Frank B. Cross. Gustave Kroeger and Leslie L. Long told the council that Iyywlld is separated from the present corporation by several tracts in Veazy park larger than five acres in size. Mr. Long In his remarks paid sarcastic compliment to the Chamber of Com merce committee which had urged the annexation measure. Peter Cavenev represented that most of the district on the north pro posed to be annexed was farm land and unplatted. Delegations of inter ested property owners from both sec tions attended ^be meeting. Both protests were referred to the city engi neer, and will not be acted upon by the council until be reports at a later meeting. A complaint was submitted to the council by J. A. GflHaber, a prominent property owner of South Boise, re garding an electric light pole in the street on the corner at the south side of the Garfield school. The city engi neer w'ns instructed to settle the lo cation of the street and sidewalk line at this point. Appointments in the city fire de partment were reported by Chief Fos ter and ratified by the council, as fol lows: Tom Critchlow to be lieuten ant at No. 3 station; E. H. Wickman to be operator at Central station; Harold Pratt reinstated as third rate fireman; William Abbott to succeed to the place of George Lindsay; de ceased. RECLAMATION MEETING TO BE HELD AT BURLEY The Idaho Reclamation association will stage another of its big confer ences at Burley, Jan. 27 and 28, ac cording to a circular letter sent out by Major Fred It, Reed, executive sec retary. The counties included in the call are Gooding, Cassia, Jerome, Lin coln. Minidoka, Power and Twin Falls. The first day will be devoted to the program and the second day will be thrown out for a general discussion for all who care to speak. On the eve ning of the twenty-seventh, an enter tainment will be furnished the visitors by Burley citizens. PERSONALS Mrs. W. E. Blumgrcn ban gone to Denver, Wyo., tu juin her husband, who Is a civil engineer In the employ of the United States reclamation service. Rev. A. .1. Pullens, former paslor of the Congregational church, Is in the city visiting friends. Mrs. C. C. Gardner lias gone to Co quille, Ore., to visit relatives. J. R. McKinney, who has been In Boise on business, returned to Payette today. Mr*. M. J. Holway of Palouse, Wash., is visiting friends near Boise. IC. P. Gilbert of Notus is visiting in the city. Mrs. H. H. Neal and Mrs. E. F. La Brier of Pioabo are guests at the Owy hee. William M. Osborn was an arrival In Boise Tuesday night from Salmon City. He will spend several days here. Mr. and Mrs. K. M. Underwood are Boise guests from Beattie. Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Bruce arc guests at the Bristol. They came up from Parma Tuesday afternoon. W. L. Adcock' and V. B. Alien cams In from Oreana Tuesday and will re main for a few days on business. Mrs. W. J. Mehuyler is hero from Murphy visiting friends and shopping. A. IÏ.' Griffith of Kotchum was among the arrival*; at the Idanha Tuesday night. Mr*. 1Ï. A. Wlcklund Is a visitor from Hagerman and will spend several days In the city. A. C. MarUn Is down from Quartz burg on a short business visit. Frunk Shelton of Cuprum is attend ing to business matters in the city. G. B. Middleton Is up from Weiser and will remain In the city for a day or two. i Mr. und Mrs. Fred MarUn are guests In tbs ettv from Brunasu. (KIFMNPHS SMHRM Kin ran . Nampa, Jan. 14.—One of the biggest realty deals consummated In this sec tion recently is the sale of the C. M. Bumgarner farm of 222*4 acres near the city to F. M. Towne of Chico. Cal., for $70,000, which was made the first of the week through the Glougle Brothers' Realty company. Mr. Bumgarner and family will not leave this section, but will probably move to the city. COAL TRIBUNAL WILL HOLD HEARINGS IN MANY PARTS NATION Washington, Jsn. 14.—Hearings In many cities in the coal regions were planned today by President Wilson's coal commission, which Is considering the claims of miners for higher wages and shorter hours. The program of traveling now under consideration will prolong several months. Places where Investigations will be held should the commission decide to make such an exhaustive survey would Include Des Moines, la: Puebla and Trinidad, Colo; Gallup and Raton, N. M.; McAlester, Okla, and Fort Smith, Ark. At pres ent the commission Is confining Itself to settling the differences between workers and operators In the central competitive field. MACHINISTS THREATEN STRIKE UNLESS CERTAIN LEGISLATION DEFEATED Washington, Jan. 14.—Officers of tho International machinists are authorized to call a general strike of machinists unless anti-strike legislation notv pend ing In congress In the Cummins rail road bill Is defeated. It was announced today at headquarters of the union here. The union has a membership of ap proximately 400,000. of whom 200,000 are employed in railroad shops. A referendum on the question of a general strike now Is practically com pleted. The rank and file voted 9 to 1 on the question, according to Assist ant General Secretary Newliall. HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE REJECTS ANTI SEDITION BILL Washington. Jan. 14 —The house Ju diciary committee today rejected the Sterling anti-sedition bill passed last week by the senate substituting the Graham bill containing provisions drawn by Attorney General Palmer and which had been previously reported by the committee. The program is to report the Graham hill and seek to have It passed In the house. Then house and senate con ferees would take up the Sterling and Graham bills and agree on a compro mise measure to be presented to both houses for final action. 100,000 GALLONS OF LIQUOR HELD BY ORDER Los Angeles, Cal., Jan. 14.—One hun dred thousand gallons of liquor, which the owners are understood to have planned shipping to Mexico, are stranded here today as a result of the railroad administration order against acceptance of further liquor consign ments In this district. MERIDIAN Meridian, Jan. 14.—The birth of a son is reported at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Serean. George Whitlock Is serving on the Jury In tho district court at Boise this week. Mrs. E. F. Atwater visited in Boise Tuesday. F. B. Ilood of Nampa spent Tuesday here. Mr. and Mrs. Leo Adams, who have resided at Glenns Ferry the last year, have returned to make this place their home. Mrs. Frank Shay has returned from an extended visit at Rainier, Ore. Mrs. J. M. Anderson visited In Boise yesterday. E. C. Pfaffle of Boise transacted business here Tuesday. Date Hedges of Los Angeles has ar rived for a visit with relatives. Mrs. F. O. Johnson visited In Boise yesterday. W. .7. Herron of Boise looked after business Interests here yesterday. Band Instruments At Considerable Savings We list here several hand instruments at big reduc tions. These were exchanged for our incomparable Conn instruments. Each offering includes a case. 1 New Holton Slide Trombone........$50 1 Nearly New Holton Slide..........$40 1 Slide Trombone (Wurlltzer) ......$15 1 Holton Cornet..................$40 1 Conn Cornet (like now............$70 1 Eb Saxophone ("Hooxay") .. $70 1 Bouffât Clarinet.................$45 Y*or the Best in Band Instruments— See Us. llllaTnï Krul 81$ Main Straat v. a. to Bison its BBLATIOHS WITH THB GERMANS AT ONOE Paria, Jan. 1A—W. Larin Drasal, Amariean eommiaaionar to Gar many will laava for Bortin tonight. Whon ho arrivoo in Barlin, diplo matie communication will bo re sumed with Germany, simultan eously with England, Franca and Italy, Allen Dulles will accompany Drasal. NOTE TO JAPAN WILL ANNOUNCE WITHDRAWAL ! TROOPS FROM SIBERIA Washington, Jan. 14.—A note to the Japanese government, understood to announce that all United States troops will be withdrawn soon from Siberia, but that the sympathy of the United States will be extended to Japan in stopping any advance of the Bolshevik armies eastward, was expected'to be made public at the state department today. PREMIERS DECIDE FIUME SHALL BE AN ITALIAN PORT London, Jan. 14,—The big three hat decided Fiume shall bo an Italian port uqdar the league of na tions, s Paris dispatch to tho Chronicle said today. Ths Fiume Hinterland, accord ing to tho dispatch, will remain Jugo-Slav territory but Italy will be guaranteed certain economic rights, including use of railways. AMERICANS LOAN 25 MILLION TO BELGIUM New York. Jan. 14. — Belgium has been granted a loan of $25,000,000 by a syndicate headed by J. P. Morgan & Co., It was learned today. The loan is in the form of one and five-year six per cent notes, which will be of fered for public subscription. PREMIERS MEET. Paris, Jan. 14.—Premiers Lloyd George. Clemenceau and Nlttt, the al lied "big three," were In secret session this afternoon, still considering the dis position of Flume. GASOLINE ADVANCE8. New York, Jan. 14.—The Standard Oil company of New York today ad vanced gasoline prices one cent a gal lon to 25*4 cents wholesale. ANNOUNCEMENTS Fat girls, thin girls, short girls, tall girls—all of you come to the B. Y. J. T. party at the Y. W. C. A. Friday night. The more the merrier. You will be sure of a good time if you remember that it is a "kid party." and come pre pared to Join in the fun. Anyone wish ing to become a member of the B. Y. J. T. will be cordially welcomed and thoroughly Initiated. The ladles of the Golden Rod club will entertain their husbands at dinner Thursday evening at the home of Mrs. Virginia Taylor, 71(1 Irene street. Din ner will be served promptly at 7 o'clock. IT-LiPRIZ a k <!>. I T'S first prize bread we re baking—the food that wins the gold med al of your appetite's ap preciation. If you're not acquainted with our bread and other baked products just mention the fact to your food store and they'll supply you. Ask your grocer for ffEPHANSI fHARVESTi Bread! NAKFA Nampa, Jan. 14.—J. J. Walling; the local real «a tats man, was a basin een visitor to Boisa Tuasday. Alex Wilson looked after business affairs In Caldwell yesterday. Mrs. A. J. Groascup and daughters, Marlon and Mina, visited In Boise Tuesday. rjMlliL Vi Eat. 1868—8th and Main Extraordinary Reductions on Women*s Suits , Coats , Dresses and Waists These arc days of record-breaking, value-giving and in these high price times our January prices are proving a real service to this commun ity. Come in now and pick out the garments you prefer most. Many of them are reduced more than half from their regular worth. Good Suits Every woman should be glad of this chance to buy a good, new suit at such unexpectedly low prices. Most of the suits are 34 and 36. LOT 1— -Values to $35 at............ Lot 2 —Values to $50 at............ $14.75 170 $34.75 $24.75 -Values to $100 $44.75 Pretty Satin Dresses Choice of more than fifty satin and georgette dresses. The stock in cludes only the season's most favored models and most desirable colors. All sizes. Lot 1 —Values to $30 at............... Lot 2 —Values to $50 at............... $14.75 $29.75 Lot 3 —Values to $75 at............. . . Lot 4 —Dresses above $75 at . .............. $39.75 20 p * r .r' Attractive Wool Dresses More than seventy-five dresses made of all wool serges and trico tine. Every one is a late winter model. They are splendid in every way. All sizes. Lot 1 —Values to $35 at............... Lot 2 —Values to $50 at............... $14.75 Jf. 3 r v, !" es $19.75 $29.75 Lot 4 —Values to $65 $39.75 Handsome Coats This is the most important offering we have made this season, per haps the most important we have made any season. The assortment it very large. All sizes are represented. Lot 1 —Values to $35 $14.75 Lot 3 —-Values to $65 $34.75 Lot 2—Values to $50 0AJ Nff Lot 4—Dresses above AF per cent at............... $65 at............ MV off LOT 5—°Values to $85, at...........$49.75 Excellent Waist Bargains Charming, dainty winter waists at less than you could make them for. Lot 1 —Waists of nice white and colored voiles, striped and plaid 0A AC voiles and white organdies, values $3.50 to $5.00 at............8 m*v9 Lot2 —Waists of georgette, beautifully trimmed; waists of net, tub ÀF AC silk and striped taffetas, values $7.0u to $11.00 at............TV«v9 Lot 3 —Fine dress waists in dark colors, values up to $25.00 AJ* per cent at............................................... MV off Shoe Clearance Continues From the viewpoint of low prices as compared to regular worth and price this is the greatest sale in the store's history. Don't let the sale end without getting your share of the bargains. Hundreds of women are buy ing two or more pairs. Lot 1—Women's lace shoes of colored kid worth up to $15.00, RQ fiS 2 Fair« for $12.00 Lot 2 —Women's black kid button shoes worth up to $10.00 Ü OF the pair ............................................ 2 Pair« for $8.00 Lot 3 —Women's and growing girls' black kid and calf shoes, 0A QP values to $7.50, the pair............................... VUtvtf 2 Pairs for $8.00 Grocery Specials That Help to Bring Down the Living Cost SCOTT'S BEST FLOUR SWIFT'S PEMIUM BACON Fresh stock, new shipment, lb ISSUE BACON. Buy now I QA 1 ^ It's going fast; the pound VV S Ç Buy now, special price, A<f A A A barrel lots at........9^4tvv NEW ORANGES Special the doz. 50c, 60c, 70c Get our prices on canned goods. We can save you a considerable sum on full cases made up of an assortment of corn, tomatoes, beans and peas... BORAX SOAP (for a few days more) 20 bars for......$1.00 Attorney J. P. Pope of Boise tran sacted legal bnainaae hero yesterday. C. A. Fisher was a Boise visitor yes terday .* Miss Hsian Hewitt of Elgin. 111., la visiting In the city as the guest of Mrs. A. T. Bullock. Lee K. Cook, the local architect, Is looking after bualnesa affairs in Poca tello. W. E. McGee was a buatnaaa to Caldwell Tuesday. W. Wassel transacted buatn* Boise yesterday. 8. C. Tongats looked after ki affairs In Caldwell yesterday. J. B. Holden of Boise spent j day here. H. L. Avery of Murphy la a 1 In the city.