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   Twin Falls Weekly News (Newspaper) - April 15, 1920, Twin Falls, Idaho                                 BIXTEENT& TEAK  TWIN FAI>L9> IDAHO. THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 1020  NUMBER 10  Asks Permission to Transport Soldiers Through American . Territory to Attack State of ^ ^Sonora frorn North  FIN A PREPARERS AGAINST INVASION POSSIBILITY  »Orders  ¿  *«Sa  Garrison at Oananea, Numbering 800, to Prooeed at Onoe to Defend Agua Prie-ta on Border  Turks and Armenians Battling in Aintab  CONSTANTINOPLE, (^—Messages have been received from the Aintab area, in northern Syria, indicating that Turks and Armenians are engaged in heavy fighting the ' Armenians occupying the American mission -buildings. This news has aroused uneasiness regarding the position of the 13 American belief workers in Aintab.  Curzon Asks Amnesty far General Denikine  LONDQN, (JP)—Earl Curzon, the foreign secretary, on behalf of ti»e British government, recently communicated withy the soviet government in Moscow appealing for am-neflty for General Denikine and the Russian volunteer army in the Crimea, it became known here today.  CHINA IS TORN  AGUA PRIETA, Sonora, Mexico, (/P)-^Troops of the republic of Sonora stationed at Oananea// nurn-- "beting 800, have been ordered to proceed at once to defend this port, -according to General J. M. Pina, In order to prepare against posal-, ble invasion Of the state by Oar--- ranza troops frpm United States  territory, in event permission is . . granted the federal government to ¡y route troops through the United ; States.  . WASHINGTON, (/P)—Mexico has asked permission from the United States to move troops through American territory so as to attack the state of Sonora from the north. No action ■on the request has yet been taken.  The Carranza government wishes to move its forces on the Mexico Central line to El Paso, thence through American territory to Douglas, Ariz, and across the boundary to Agua trieta rfrom which- point a movement against Hermosillo, the capital of Sonora, would be undertaken.  The only other point of attack Against Sonora is through the Pulpito pass, between Sonora and Chihuahua, and it was said that this pass could be defended by a very small force of Sonora troops.  a  „  In making known • today that Mexico had requested permission to move troops through Texas, New Mexico and Arizona, officials said the United States was "under pressure from the Mexican government." ^  Mexico frequently has asked permission to move itstroops through American territory to attack/ rebels in Sonora and on some occasions it has been granted. ■  The American government has been notified officially by Mexico of the closing of the customs houses on the Sonora-American boundary.  The Sonora state authorities have «stablished and are maintaining customs houses.  Troops Mutiny and Gain Possession of Anhai; Serious Disturbance? Occur in the Province of Honan  Blames Wilson Policy for Mexican Trouble  WASHINGTON, (IP)—Mexico's present position is due to "the unfortunate and mischievous policy of the "Wilson administration," Henry Lane Wilson declared today before a senate committee investigating Mexican affairs. Mr. Wilson was appointed ambassador to Mexico in 1909 by President Taft and resigned soon after President Wilson's first term began in 1913.  The former ambassador told the committee that in the Bix years since his resignation every prediction he made then as to the result of President Wilson's policy had been justified by the events. ,  "President Wilson's theory that any number of Mexicans are struggling for liberty is erroneous," lfe said. "It is simply a free for all struggle for loot."  AMEER, China, (£>)—The Chinese troops which mutinied at Anhai re cently succeeded in gaining possession of that town, to the northwest of Amoy, in Fukien province. Their success was aided by factional forces from Chang Chow, southern Fukien. Fighting also is reported in other 'places in the vicinity, with Christian churches being seized for the use of the boI diers.  The forces of General Chen are said to be gaining strength. Troops of the northern army have captured several Ihundred Cantonese (southern forces) near Amoy.  OIVII. WAR IMMINENT  OVER CHA&GE OF GOVERNORS  8HANG hAt China, </P)—Serious disturbances have occurred in the province of Honan and civil war is imminent, according to advices received bv Chinese officials here. This situation is the result of a change of tu-chuns, or military governors, in the province by the Peking government.  It was announced recently that General Wu Kwan Hsin, formerly inspector general of the upper Yangtsze provinces, had been appointed tuchun in Honan to succeed General Cliao Ti.  Murmurs against the appointment were at once heard and after, open threats had been voiced by military subordinates of the Honan incumbent, an open clash between troops of General Chao Ti and thoBe of the appointee General Wu, occurred in Sin Yang Chow, on the Peking Hankow rail way.  General Wu's troops are scattered through the northern part of the province in a way calculated to bottle up those of the tuchun he is seeking to replace with the authority of Peking behind him. It is estimated in Shang Hai that General Wu commands about 40,000 troops, while Gefieral Chao Ti not many more than half that number.  Take Precautionary Measures as Rumors Spread of New Attempt to Overthrow Government to Join Soviets  BALTIC TROOPS DEFIANT; HOIST "KAISER'S FLAG"  Administration Armed Forces are Massed in Oenter of Berlin Following Return of Severing from Ruhr  PARIS (IP)—Ttie representatives In Berlin of France, Great Britain Italy /and Belgium will join In a warning to Germany that she must execute without delay the disarmament and demobilization of the peace treaty, according to present plans.'  It is understood that the charges d'affaires will also say to the German government that in case the insurrectionary movement in Germany is not suppressed the allies may refuse further deliveries of foodstuffs.  PARIS, l(jqp>— (Hava's)— 1 The danger of a new uprising against the Ebert government in Germany apparently has passed for the time being, according to advices from Berlin today. Strict precautionary measures are still being taken, however, the advices say. Recent dispatches have reported a grave situation in Pomerania with Tumors of an impending revolt.  The .German government decided to place guards aronnd government buildings because 3 of rumors of a new attempt to overthrow the government for the purpose of forming an alliance with soviet Russia to declare war on France, according to advices from Berlin Thursday.  The social democrats have issued an appeal, the advices added, calling upon their adherents to register for defense of the republic against internal en-mies, arms in hand.  Drastic Cuts in Passenger Schedules and General Industrial Shutdown Believed Averted  BROTHERHOOD OFFICIAL CANCELS  CHARTERS OF INSURGENT UNIONS  (BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS).  Return of strikers and improvement in service was reported today by railroads in various sections of the country as the newly appointed railroad labor board assembled In Washington for its first session to consider wage demands of rail workers.  In'the New York district there were conflicting reports concerning the number of men «ho had returned after the railroads last night had delivered an ultimatum that their last chance would expire tomorrow noon. Some roads announced that strikers were flocking back but others reported sporadic walkout».  Some brotherhood officials expressed fear that the men might regard the ultimatum as a challenge and prolong their walkout.  With passenger service generally improved throughout the country, Increased freight shipments were reported in the New York and New England districts. New England points reported arrival of more freight, including coal, than any day since the strike spread to the east. Proposed drastic cats In railroad passenger schedules and a general industrial shut down were believed to have been averted.  Salt Lake Strikers  Cancels Charters of  Insurgent Unions  Disregard Ultimatum  ABEARANCE S POINT TO  PREPARATION FOR CIVIL WAR  LONDON, (/P)—Germany has every appearance of preparing for civil war, says the Daily Mail's Berlin Correspondent.  The Baltic troops are defiant. î*hey are in camp at Munster^ where they havo hoisted the "kaiser flag," says the dispatch.  GOVERNMENT TROOPS MASSED IN OENTER OF CAPITAL CITY  troops fin  BERLIN, </P)—Government were massed in the center of Ber last night, following the return of Herr Severing, Prussian minister of the interior from the Ruhr district, where he was sent to conduct operations.  It is presumed this military movement was a result of rumors of a new revolt impending.  Severing ordered that the public be barred from the quarter of the city containing government buildings.  Grave conditions are reported from Pomerania, where reactionaries are active.  CHICAGO, (#»)—Charters of three lodges, Brotherhood of Railway Train'| no ^g~ men, were, revoked today .by A. F. Whitney, vice president of the order. The lodges ara 456, of which John Grunau, president of the "outlaw" yardmen's union was a members, 697, a stockyards local and 198 of San Francisco.  More than 700 strikers in Chicago were thus removed from union membership losing their seniority and all other rights.  . All other strikers in the Chicago district have been given until midnight Saturday to return to work;, Whitney announced. If they refiise thair mjfyubetahips «will be 'cancelled and their seniority rights lost.  Early Disintegration of Strike is Froecast  NAME OF LODGE IS FILED-  FOR SECOND PLACE ON TICKET  SALEM, Ore. (IP)—'The name of Henry Cabot Lodge, United States senator from Massachusetts, was today filed with the secretary of state as a candidate for the republican nomination for vice president of the United States.  RUSSIAN REACTIONARIES IN  GERMANY SEEM TO BE BUSY  *^ARSAW, '{IP)—Danzig dispatches received assert that an intercepted wireless communication indicates that Russian reactionaries in Germany are raising German-Russian detachments at various points, including Silesia and at Hammerstein, West Prussia.  PAY RESPECT TO SULLIVAN  \ CHICAGO, (IF)—City and county of fices will be closed tomorrow for fcho funeral of Roger S. Sullivan, demo cratic leador, who died at big, home hero Wednesday. Archbishop Munde-lein will conduct the services at Holy Name cathedral.  c  Today's Games  Ì  World News Events  CHICAGO, '{IP)—Speedy disintegration of unauthorized railroad strikes in the central and far west was forecast today with a serious blow struck by the government at the insurgents stronghold in Ohicago by the arrest of 25 strike leaders.  The arreffc of the Ohicago leaders^ some of whom were at liberty today under bonds of $10>000 or arranging for bail, with promises to refrain from participation in strike activities pending hearing of charges of violation of the Lever food control act, left 1o«al insurgents virtually leaderless.  Federal officials indicated that no further arrests were scheduled.  Strikers Are Warned.  Warnings were issued in the principal strike centers in the west that unless the men returned to work by tomorrow their positions would be declared vacant and new men employed.  In Ohicago 850 switchmen returned to work yesterday, railroad executives announced. Steel mills at Gary, Ind., where 10,000 workers have been idle, were preparing to resume operations today.  The situation in Michigan and Ohio  SALT LAKE. CITY, W?)—Despite itices posted and published yesterday by the Oregon Short Line railroad that if its striking Salt Lake employes, who number upwards of 500, did ndt go back to work this morning they .Would automatically tie discharged no men are reported to have returned. At Og-tten, Utah, however, according to H. V. Piatt, general manager, of the line, a few of the older employes „went back.  Some switching in Salt Lake yards by volunteer crews is beittgdbne.  Five Crews Return to Pennsylvania Yards  SEATTLE, Wash., (JP)—A cablegram from its Yokohama agent to the Pacific Steamship company today contained information that Yokohama harbor is tied up by a strike of stevedores affecting vessels of all lines, estimated in number from seventy-five to one hundred. All ships are idle, the message stated.  LIMERICK, Muenster, Ireland, (/P)—While constabulary were escorting mails from the poBtoffice to the railway station last night crowds pelted them with stones, and it is alleged the civilians fired some shots. ' The police returned the fire, wounding two or three civilians.  BERLIN, (/P)—PaulR. DeMott, of Paterson, N. J., who was shot and killed at Wesel by a German sentry recently, was making a deliberate attempt to escape from prison when fired upon, according to an oral report made a representative of the American commission here, who has just completed an investigation of the incident. A report is. being prepared for the state department in Washington.  OPPOSES CONTINUANCE OF. WHEAT PRICE GUARANTEE  X  Grain Corporation Executive Registers Exception to Proposal Offered by Senator Capper  All  American League.  games postponed.  National League.  At St. Louis: . Pittsburgh».!; St. Louis, 0 (end of fourth inning). Batteries: Carlson and Halffner; Sherdell and demons. All other games postponed.  WASHINGTON, (IP)—Continuance of the government wheat guarantee for thirty or forty days after it terminates June 1, proposed by Senator Capper, republican, Kansas, at the request of western growers, was opposed by President Barnes of the United States Grain corporation in a letter received today by the Kansas senator.  "Government injection into business should be terminated at the earliest possible, moment," said Mr. Barnes.  PiyTSBTJJMJlt pa,, Wi—Five crejsjs of striking yardmen in thé eastbonfad section at the PJtc$irn yards of fcho Pennsylvania • roiíroad returned to work this afternoon. This is th«*iirst notable break in the ranks of the Pit-cairn yards of the Pennsylvania railroad returned to work this afternoon. This is the first notable break in the ranks of the strikers in this district.  OGDEN STRIKERS RETURN.  OGDEN, Utah, 0)—Eighteen of the switchmen returned to duty in the Ogden terminal following the ultimatum posted yesterday by the railroad companies, FreigSht congestión was rapidly being cleared, railroad officials declared.  GORGAS BACK FROM PERU  NEW YORK, (IP)—Major William C. Gorgas, former surgeon general of the United States army^ returned here today from Lima, Peru. General Gorgas will soon leave for the West African coast to investigate conditions respecting the spread and combatting of tropical fevers. He was recently engaged by Peru to supervise and direct sanitary regulations.  Temporary Organization Effected at Initial Meeting by Élection of Hunt Chairman, Hanger Secretary  WASHINGTON, </P) — Tho railroad labor board per foe tod a temporary or-  ganimation at lu initial meeting today y electing Henry Hunt, former itaayor of Cincinnati, as chairman, and G. Wallace W. Hanger of this city, as secretary. Bot}i are'members of the public group.  The wage dispute as it stood with the breaking up of the bi-partisan wage conference here two weks ago was submitted to the board, Mr. Hanger announced, and the board will begin consideration ef it at once.  Secretary -, Hanger's announcement made it clear that the board would not consider separately the wage demands of the railroad men now on strike. The bi-partisan conference here between the representatives of the roads and the unions undertook a settlement of the whole wage question and the board will take the matter up where that conference left it. '  The newly appointed railroad board which is to consider immediately the wage demands of the railroad employees, held its first meeting here today with six of the nine members present.  The three railroad representatives, Horace Baker, J. H. Elliott and William L. Park, were on }uuid,but J. J. Forrester wtts the only labor' Representative present while only two» of the public grojip wers at the meoting.-They were feJwifflittee W. Hanger, ôf this city and Henry Hunt "of Cincinnati. AH are oxpected to be here by tomorrow.  NEW YORK CLIMBS STAIRS  Strike of Elevator Operators Causes Revival of Lost Art In $othun  EUSTACE THROWS  ch£  VALIER  ^JUNCTION CITY, Kan., (IP)—-Allen  r  Eustace of Wakefield, Kan., threw whore several hundred thousand indus- Salvator Chevalier, French heavyweight (■viol wnrkora hovn hppn fnrcpil out of champion and winner of the title in  NEW YORK, iff)—Revival of the lost art of walking up stairs was forced upon thousands of reluctant" persons in New York today by a strike of union elevator operators. The union claims a membership of more than 17,-000.  The operators, who voted last night to strike for increased pay and shorter hours, did not show up for work this morning. Women who ran the lifts during war days were being sought as strikebreakers by building owners.  Delay seemed interminable to petulant workers, many of* whom already had been held up by transportation difficulties and finally they commenced the long, tedious climb to offices on the tenth, twentieth or thirtieth floors  The operators claim their strike has the sanction of the American Federation of Labor. They demand wage increases ranging from $5 to $10 per week and the eight-hour day with time and a half for overtime.  the inter-allied games in Paris last spring, in straight falls with a toe  " was  trial workers have been forced out of employment reinained virtually un changed.  Hopes of railroad officials for early j hold here last night. The time restoration of freight traffu-, in Pacific j 45 minutes and 19 minutes.  coast states were stimulated by an-1 - --  nounc.ement at Los Angeles that the I RADIO STATION BURNS. Order ' of Railway Conductors had j  agreed with Southern Pacific officials; BEAUFORT, N. C., (&)—'The naval to respond to future calls for train wireless station on Pivers island, near service regardless of strike conditions, here, was destroyed early today by The agreement was said to affect all! fire. The origin of the blaze has not Southern Pacific lines from Portland, j been determined and the loss is esti-Ore., to El Paso, Tex.; and Ogden,! mated at several thousand dollars. Utah.  women are invited to  JOIN MOVE IN KENTUCKY  LOUISVILLE, Ky., (IP)—An "overall club" was formed in Louisville today by the exchange club in an effort to force down the cost of clothing. Eigjhty-five members' pledged their support to the movement.  It is proposed that women join in the movement by donning gingham dresses. A parade of members dressed in overalls and ginghams is planned for next week.  THREATS PROMPT WOOTON  Pacific Coast Service Normal.  Passenger service on the Pacific coast was reported practically normal. Southern Pacific officials said freight traffic was rapidly nearing normal.  Strikers were reported returning to work at St. Louis and at Kansas City brotherhood chairmen issued an ultimatum to strikers to report to work on or before tomorrow under penalty of losing their seniority rights.  TELEPHONE CHIEF IS DEAD  LIMIT EDITIONS SIZE  CINCINNATI, O., UP)—Announcement is made by the Cincinnati afternoon newspapers that owing to th j  shortage of newsprint paper, editions will be limited to eight pages until the situation is relieved.  NEGRO SLAYER HANGED.  CHICAGO, (ff>)—William Yancey Mills, a negro," was hanged in the coun ty jail here today for the murder of Anthony Brizzolarro and Isadore Gan-ski.  IDAHO WEATHER  Tonighr and Saturday generally fair, cooler tonight with freezing temperatures early morning.  Defendant in Arizona Deportations Case Gives Reason for His Action  TOMBSTONE, Ariz., (IP)— Fear for the safety of his family and his property caused him to take part in the Bisbce deportationa, Harry E. Wooton, charged with kidnaping, testified today.  Wooton declared he heard threats from strikers that the town would bo dynamited if they won the strike. He himself was threatened with bankruptcy because he was believed to be "unfair to labor," the witness said. The threats were partly put into effect, Wooton added. «  Theodore N. Vail Succumbs at Baltimore from Complication of Diseases  BALTIMORE, Md., (j!P)—Theodore N. Vail, ehoirman of tho board of directors of the American Telephone and Telegraph company^ died at Johns Hopkins hospital this "morning of a complication of cardiac and kidney troubles.  Mr. Vail was brought here(n from Jekyl island, Georgia, last Sunday in his private car. He was in a serious condition when he Teae.hed the hospital and his death was not unexpected.  Mr. Vail retired as president of the American Telephone and Telegraph company last June and became chairman of the board of directors.  HAYWOOD REVEALS HAND IN USE OF RAIL STRIKE TO ADVOCATE POLICIES  CHICAGO, (JP)—Plans of the Indus trial Workers of the World to advocate the one big union movement during the present unrest among railroad workers was revealed in a statement by William D. Haywood, former general secietary and treasurer of the I. W. W., and John Sandgren, editor of the One Big Union monthly, published here today.  The two leaders were quoted as denying any connection between the 1. W. W. and insurgent railroad organizations now on strike, but said efforts had been madfc to institute "industrial unionism' in the unauthorized rail strikes as in all other strikes of importance.  "We have always agitated toward securingviecruita for the one big union  idea," Haywood was quoted. "We did so in the Gary steel strike and we probably will do so as long aB we are an organization—for we consider that the goal of all industrial organization.  "Plans which the I. W. \V. has been advocating include a complete organization for a one big union with the ultimate goal of taking over the railroads and operating them by the union.  "These plans are_ briefly: The use of both verbal and printed propaganda to wean the railroaders away from all other organizations until the one big union would have sufficient strength to declare a general strike on all lines, in all crafts, thus precipitating the crisis through which it is hoped the companies will pass into the hands o£ the union." r ..  ih\  ns  Ux  i»»*  r  lì' VI ti  i i  its  H  r* $  ! U  tí  ìM   

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