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day from everywhere. VOL. XL1V. NO. 227. MISSOULA, MONTANA, THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 13, 1917. PRICE FIVE CENTS BRITISH LIRE REPELS FIERCE MASS ATTACK BT HUBS AUSTRIANS FREE TO COME AM (0 SAYS PRESIDENT Proclamation Declaring War With Dual Monarchy la* sued by Wilson. SINGLE RESTRICTION IS TO OBEY THE LAW Idea of Registration, En forced on Germans, Not to Be Undertaken. Washington, Dec. 12.—Austro-Hun garian subjects in the United States, most of the million or more of whom are laborers and are loyal to the allied war cause, will suffer few restrictions as a result of war between the lands of their birth and adoption. In a proclamation today declaring a state of war with Austria-Hungary in accordance with the act of con gress, President Wilson specified that unnaturalized Austro-Hungarians, un like the Germans In tills country, should be free to live and travel every where, except, that they may not enter or leave the United States without per mission and those suspected of enemy activity may be Interned. They need not register with police or postoffice officials as Germans will he required to do shortly, and are not barred from the 100-yard zones about The piers, docks and warehouses closed to Germans and are not required to leave the District of Columbia. Th# Proclamation. The president's proclamation, after citing the resolution of congress authorizing war with Austria, says: "Now, therefore, I, Woodrow Wil son, president of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim to all whom It may concern that a state of war exists between the United Stales and the Imperial and royal Austro Hungarian government: and I do es pecially ^direct all officers, civil or military of the United States, that they exercise vigilance and zeal in the discharge of the duties incident to such a state of war; and X do, moreover, earnestly appeal to all American citizens, dial they, in loyal devotion to their country, dedicated from its foundation to the principles of liberty and Justice, uphold the laws . of the land, and give undivided and willing support to those measures which may be adopted by the consti tutional authorities in prosecuting the war to a successful issue and obtain ing a secure and just pence; "And, acting under and by virtue of the authority vested in me by the constitution of the United States and the uforesald sections of the revised ' .statutes, I do hereby further proclaim and direct that the conduct, to be oh served on the part of the United States toward all natives, citizens, denizens or subjects of Austrla-Hun gary, being males of the age. of 14 years and upward,' who shall be within the United Slates and not actually naturalized, shall be ns follows; Mutt Obey the Law. "All natives, citizens, denizens subjects of Austria-Hungary being males of 14 years and upwards, who shall be within thee United States and not actually naturalized, are enjoined to preserve the peace toward the United States and to refrain from crime against^ the public safety and from violating the. laws of the United States and of the states and terri tories thereof, and to refrain from actual hostility or giving information aid or comfort to the enemies of the United States and to comply strictly with the regulations which are here by or which may be from time to time promulgated by the president and so long us they shall conduct themselves in accordance with the law they shall he undisturbed in the peaceful pursuit of their lives and occupations and be accorded the con sidération due to all peaceful and law abiding persons except so far as re strictions may be necessary for the! own protection and for the safety of the United States; and toward such of said persons as conduct themselves in accordance with law all citizens of the United States are enjoined to pre serve the peace and to treat them with all such friendliness as may be com patible with loyalty and allegiance to the United States. Frwbabla Penalties. "And all natives, citizens, denizens -or subjects of Austria-Hungary being males of the age of 14 years and up ward, who shall be within the United States and not actually naturalized wtio fail to conduct themselves as so enjoined, In addition to all other pen allies as prescribed by law, shall be liable to rtstraint, or to give security or to remove and depart from the United States in the manner pre scribed by sections 4,069 and 4,070 of the revised statutes and as prescribed (OoBtlnued on Png» Six) the the is of The Weather Thursday, Dae. 13.—8un riaaa 7:56; aun cats 6:04. Foracaat—8now, Thursday and probably Friday; alowly riaing tampa ratura Thursday. LOCAL OBSERVATIONS. Maximum ................. 29 Minimum .......................................... 10 6 a. m.............................................. 15 6 p. m................................................... 16 Pracipitation .....................18 Inch The blizzard, the second or the sea son and the first since October, struck Missoula on schedule time yesterday. We are getting what the rest of the state and the east and south have been enduring for the last several days. Even at that, Missoula yesterday was the warmest place In the state. Helena had 33 below and other parts of the state were under zero temperatures. The coldest up to 0 o'clock last eve ning was 10 above. The zero mark was promised us for last night. Miss Rankin for Chairman of Committee on Suffrage Washington. Dec. 12.—Special.— Representative Rankin today was formally indorsed by the house Re publican steering committee for ehair an of the eommittee on woman suf frage and Representative Raker of alifornia was endorsed by the Dem rats. The contest will be settled by vole of the house, and while the Democrats have a majority of nine otes, the belief prevails that Rankin ill get the place. Suffragists Report Gains After Congressmen Confab Washington, Dec. 12.—Important ains among members of congress on the federal suffrage amendment were reported to the opening session here today of the annual convention of the ational American Woman «ul frage association by the state delegations of omen who earlier in the day braved snowstorm to present arguments to their congressional representatives at the capitol. to so be of Cuba Passes Resolution of War Against Austria Havana, Dee. 12.—The house of rep resentatives tonight passed a. résolu tlon declaring a state of war to exist between Austria-,Hungary and the re public of i'uba. The action was taken following the eading of a message from President Menocal recommending such a. de laration. Sudden Cold Wave Brings Drop 37 Degrees in Hour Gheyenne, Wyo., Dec. 12.—Cheycnn is shivering tonight in a temperatuio of five degrees below zero, following a rop of :!7 degrees today in one hour, nd the mercury will hover between and 20 degrees below zero tonight according to government forecasts. daho Is Frightened When Earthquake Rocks Ground Idaho Falls, Idaho, Dec. 12.—Eartli tremors at 4 o'clock this morning caused general alarm here and calls for the police and sheriff by persons who believed they had been caused by an explosion. The shock to the north near Yellowstone park, was reported as more severe. Taking Rioting Negroes to Fort Leavenworth San Antonio, Texas, Dec. 12.—Forty five of the negroes of the Twenty fourth infantry, convicted of partici pation In the riots at .Houston, Texas, on August 23 last, will leave on Sat urday under military guard for Fort Leavenworth, Has., to begin their sen tences. Join Marines to Avenge Death of Their Comrade Newark, Ohio, Doc. 12.—Seeking to avenge the death of their friend, Archie B. Leedy, of this city, who, they be lieve, lost his life on the destroyer Jacob Jones, 15 Newark boys have en listed in the navy since yesterday morning. Ten enlisted in a body. to a Weather Moderates After One Day of Biting Cold Helena, Dec. 12.—After dropping to 23 degrees below zero early this morn ing the weather here began to moder ate and the thermometer rose to 4 be low at IX p. m. Warmer weather Is predicted for tomorrow. BOLSHEVIKI6ET WORSE OF CLASH WITH KALEDMES Sustain Heavy Losses in Two Encounters With Coun ter Revolters. PETROGRAD COURTS ORDERED TO CEASE Rumanian Armistice in Force and Russian Army Is Demobilizing. By Associated Press. The Cossacks, under General Knle dines and the Bolshevik! forces are re ported to have met in at least two fights, with the counter revolutionists the victors in both. The engagements occurred at Moliilev and ovkn and the Bolshevik I lo dared to have been heav; at Taman : are rto Petrograd Courts Closed by Leninites. Petrograd, Dec. 12.—The Bolshevik! ave dispersed the senate, the highest Russian court, and all the other courts of Petrograd, in keeping with the re cent decree of the People's Commls aries, substituting new revolutionary tribunals. The only opposition met ns at the congress of county judges ho refused to bo dispersed. They ere arrested. The soldiers, peasants and work men in each district, according to the oclamation, name a permanent pres ident of the court and six jurors, the latter serving only one week. They have full power to impose fines, im prisonment and banishment. Each juror can cause an arrest in an emer gency, but the entire court must ap prove later. Any member can cause prisoner to be released. The Petro grad advocates' congress lias decided to ignore the law. Revolutionary Courts. Announcement was made today that revolutionary courts would he estab lished throughout the country on De cember 20 to assist iu carrying on the struggle of the Bolsheviki government gainst counter revolution and to stop brigandage, sabotage and speculation. Members of the courts will be revo lutionaries chosen by local councils i Soldiers' and Workmen's delegates. Punishments Suggested, cording to the announcement, tl ourts will have free choice of meai lowing punishments are suggested: Fines, public disapprobation, refus: ' state credit, compulsory labor. In prlsonment. Every citizen of goc standing is entitled to the services i a public advocate. All eases mu first lie submitted to an Investigatif committee named by the Soldiers' nr Workmen's delegates. Sign Rumanian Armiatica. Jassy, Roumania, Dee. 12.—Official announcement was made today of the igning of an armistice in accordance with which hostilités were suspended at 10 : 2(1 p. m., Tuesday, until further notice. 1 r' t Demobilization Begun. Copenhagen, Denmark, Dee. 12.— The semi-official German News agen cy says demobllzation of the Russian force already has begun and that peace negotiations, restricted to the Russian front have been authorized. News Print Manufacturers' Association Is Dissolved New York, Dec. 12.—In accordance with a federal decree pronouncing the organization a combination in re straint of trade, dissolution of the News Print Manufacturers' associa tion was voted at a meeting of the association's directors here today. The directors held an informal din ner tonight in the nature of a farewell gathering after their action dissolving the association. No statement other than that the organization had dis banded was forthcoming from any of those present. Must Conserve Coal, Edict U. S. Fuel Administrator Is Washington, Dec. 12.—Reduction in consumption alone can save the coun try from a coal famine, Fuel Admin istrator Garfield today told 200 chair men of war service committees named by various industries to co-operate with the government in its purchase of war supplies. Unless there is concerted effort toward conservation Dr. Garfield said, the coal supply will not meet the requirements of in dustry. ! Western Locomotives Ordered East to Help Relieve Serious Congestion on These Lines PT HUROW. .AND IXT.SßUFÄ NDt WAFOU.7 /111 BOR ^ I I m :OR F. ÔTON C1MCCNNÄ -- - R.VANSVILLK st to ui: u W YORK] mil iM)i|u 'HfLAD.fcl.miA This Immense Tonnage Must Move in Day FOODSTUFFS. Tons Flour .............*.. 71,000 Fruits and vegetables ..... 150,000 I, Dressed meats IK, 000 Grain ....... .... ..... 2 m;, ooo Poultry, game and fisli... . 7,000 Sugn r .................... 31,000 Wines, liquors and beers. 20.000 OTHER COMMODITIES. Cotton ............................. 28,000 other agricultural .*0,000 1 Petroleum ............... 78,000 Iron .................................... 77.000 Steel, ete............... 213,000 Other manufactures ..... 2 SS, 000 Cement, brick and lime 238,000 Grist mill products....... 5X.000 Hay ............................... 44,000 Tobacco .............. 6,000 Noval stores ............. 5,000 OTHER COMMODITIES. Livestock ....................... 70,000 Packing house products . 16,000 Wool .................................... :t.ooo Hides and leather S, 000 Other animal products ....... 29,000 • Anthracite coal 429.000 Bituminous coal ,871,000 Coke 202,000 Ores 532,000 Other mine products 89,000 Ktone, sand, etc......... . 416,000 Lumber 4S4.OO0 Other forest, products 179,000 Agricultural implements 12,000 Wagons, carriages, etc. 13,000 Furniture .......... 16,000 Drygoods, etc............ 234,000 Other commodities 304,000 Total tonnage '*,499,000 These figures represent er Minutes 1 based on the tonnage of the various classes of traffic as reported by the Interstate Commerce i ummis r' sion, with an allowance for tin- i fl - crease which has occurred since the last report was issued. ■ .h --- ------- TT— S SUBS GET 21 BRITISH VESSELS DURING WEEK London, Dee. 12.—A alight in crease in the losses of British mer chantmen by mine or submarine in the laat week is noted In the ad miralty statement tonight. Four teen vessels of more than 1,600 tons were sunk, as well as seven under that tonnage. Italians Lose Five. Rome, Dec. 12.—Italian shipping losses by mine or submarine for the week ending December 8 were one steamer of more than 1,600 tons, one steamer of less thon 1,600 tons und three small sailing ves sels. One steamer, damaged by a torpedo, was run ashore. Believe Bethlehem Plant Explosion Not Accidental (Wilmington, Del., Dec. 12.—Officers of the projectile loading plant of the Bethlehem Steel company near New castle, where 4,000 three-inch shrap nel shells exploded during'a fire today, killing one man, are not convinced that the origin of the blaze was an acci dent. Montana Again in Lead in Number Enlistments Spokane, Dec. 12.—A total of 592 men were enlicted In the army, navy and marine corps here today. Of this number 421 joined the army, 142 the navy and 29 the marine corps ! Montana seut 273 of the army recruits, [Washington 134 and Idaho 14. < iwing lo 111 . C) v « 1 ^ ^ I, j ^ y 1 nails Opel •iidi.nt tl ted demands made by the government upon 111 ■aune <u the war. traffic conditions on tires, ■d. In the belief that greater as a single system, gi principal railroads lines have become fflelenev would result were the ruinent officials are urging upon the ,r lia 1111 w lerul control during t lie period of tint war. called upon to furnish motive power In order .lieve the strain of congestion now binding the operating departments te lines from St. l'aul to the Atlantic coast. le great bulk of war supplies anti other freight from tin' Mississippi to the ntic seaports is hauled over the following lines or systems. Indicated in map above liy numbers: 1 —Chicago. Milwaukee and St. Paul; 2—Chi i and Northwestern; 2—Chicago, Burlington and (Juln/'y; 4—Chicago anti n; .I - Illinois Central; (1—Chicago anti Eastern Illinois; 7—Wnlmsh: S tigan Central; 9 Grand Trunk; 10- New York Central; 11 New York, ago and St. lands; 12 Erie: 12 Baltimore and t thio; II Pennsylvania; Southern: 18—Chesapeake and Ohio ; IT Motion and C., II. and D. ; 18 t Shore; 19—Lehigh Valley; 20—l.ieknwanna, and 21 Boston and Milne. by Order Rail War Board J • tic Effort to Break Freight Blockade. Washington, Dec. met were ordered by 12.—Western the railroad The engines will be started east ithin the next 24 hours to be used y the more heavily burdaned lines, hey will be furnished by the western nes in proportion to the number New York, Doc. 12.—An embargo on II export freight, except for the lulled States government on all rail roads reaching north Atlantia sea ward ports wvi.s ordered today by the general operating rommttten of the ■astern railroads. in this connection the authority of Lite truffle manager comprising the export division of the eastern carriers ,vus extended to cover the Issuance of railroad shipping pi nnits embracing ill commodities for export, except government freight and nil existing rmlls are cancelled. Road» Say They Can Handle Case. Washington, Dee. 12.—The railroad view* of the transportation problem and its solution was laid before Pres ident. Wilson today by the five mem bers of the railroad war board. At the conclusion of the conference Fairfax Harrison, chairman of the hoard announced that the whole situ ation had been canvassed thoroughly, hut that no decision had been reached. It was the general opinion tonight that the president would study the subject further before innking known his intentions. Whatever course he decides on will druwi tlie fullest co-operation from the railroads the president was told, even if his plun is government oper ation, strongly urged by many of his advisers. The railroads, however, the war hoard made clear, ure of the opinion that they themselves can meet the situation if given time. 592 Of 142 Efforts to Prevent Tie-Up Twin City Business Futile Washington, Dec. 12.—Efforts here to avert the threatened walkout to morrow of 2K,O0n workers in Minne sota cities apparently were at a stand still tonight. George M. i.awson, sec retary of the Minnesota Federation of I.abor, conferred with Kamuel Horn pers and government officials in i final attempt to avoid the strike that threatens to paralyze the industries of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Mr. Igiwaon tonight was confident that the federal government will step in at the last minute and prevent the walkout. 1,226 Number Deaths at Halifax From Explosion, Halifax. N. S„ Dec. 12.- The loll of death resulting from the explo sion of the munitions ship Mont Blanc In Halifax hnrdor was offi cially fixed tonight at 1,226, In cluding Identified and unidentified Oodles and tin* missing. The figures which were issued by V S. Bui unload, chairman of I he mortuary committee were; ident Ulis I in various morgues, 176; dead, who can lie Identified from effects, 225; unrecognizable bodies, 125; missing, 400. With the appointment tonight of permanent committees the work of systematizing relief work for the sufferers from the explosion and fire was completed. The execu tive eommittee Is headed by George II. Murray, premier of Nova Sco tia. Included in the membership of the organizations are the most prominent citizens of Halifax. NO "DANCING GIRLS" FOR CAMP RECRUITS I Good Story of American Lake Spoiled by Denial. I.c Ta I was omu. Dee. 12. A originated In Re printed through several days ago large dunce hull d at Camp Lewis, I he ctn ■ f the Y. (am; story, said (tile and * tile I the off to he wide)) 9,(HlO girls ed, under supervl M. C. A., to dance with soldiers, has used the office of the commanding lierai to be flooded with protests from all parts of the west during the lust few days. Captain M. I). Welty, aide to Brig dler General Irons, today asked the Associated Press to assure the publie that the story was without founda tion and that the authorities had never boon approached on the subject. Y. M. A. leaders have already de nied that any such scheme had at any time, been contemplated. 10 ONLY More ■ Shopping Days Until CHRISTMAS WITH SUPERIOR FORCES TIT TO CRUSH OUT FOE ! General Byng's Resistance Proves Too Much and 1 Move Is Checked. GERMAN CASUALTIES IN ASSAULT HEAVY Penetration at Bullecourt Would Have Compelled Briton Retreat. London, Dec. 12.— A fierce mast attack was made by the Germans today against the Elbow in the bend of the British line between Bullecourt and Queant (about 10 miles west of Cambrai) says the Reuter correspondent at British headquarters in France. Their in tention was to overwhelm their op ponents by sheer weight of num bers. Owing to the staunchness of the British opposition the attack only enabled the Germans to get a footing in about 500 yards of the British front line, when the attack was arrested. Thus the attack was reduced to the limits of a very small local success at the most. The corre spondent adds that it ia difficult to get details, but the fighting lasted from dawn until 1 o'clock in the afternoon and the continuance of firing after that suggested a Brit ish counter attack. Germans Attack With Great Force. The Germans following their heavy artillery preparations of recent days have attempted to drive a. wedge Into the British linn west of Cambrai, but although they used numerically su perior forces, their efforts brought, them only a minor gain. The attack launched between Bulle eourt and (Juennt, was similar to that adopted by Crown I'rinee Rupprocht's troops when they pierced General Ityng's front southwest of Cambrai, nearly two weeks ago, and cauaed a retirement of the British on the salient General llyng previously hud driven toward Cambrai. A like purpose doubtless was Involved in the latest offensive and for Its execution huge waves of Bavarians were thrown upon I lie sector in an endeavor to overpower the defenders. The British, however, held tanlclously to their ground, ex cept at one point whore the enemy penetrated a front line position. German Lösest Immense. As in their previous attempt to wreck the Cambrai salient, the Ger mans lost heavily in tlio enterprise, the British mowing them down with machine gun and rifle lire in the fight ing, whle.li lasted from dawn until 1 o'clock in the afternoon. The spot chosen for the attack was similar, from a strategic standpoint, to thui near (lomielleil, where the offensive of ;t fortnight ago began, and had it sun .....led, another retirement by the British oa the unmhrat sector probably would have been necessary. Notwithstanding their failure, tlio (irrmuns are keeping up an Intensive bombai dun nt of British and French po sitions all along the western front, and daily are receiving additional rein forcements in men and guns from the eastern ttieater. Snow is failing heavily in the moun tains along tlie northern Italian front and optimism prevails among the Ital ians thaï (Ids will aid them definitely iu holding the Austro-Germans liack from I lie Italian i lain. Amid the first flurries of the storm on Tuesday the eiieinj resumed ldH attack among the lolls, and was rewarded by the capture of several positions. Eater, however, the Italians, in a counter attack, re gained their h>s! terrain, after which the artilleiA duels were resumed, but with less strength than previously had been shown. OSTEOPATH FOUNDER DEAD. Klrksville, Mo.. Dec. 12.—Dr. A. T. SHU, founder of the osteopathic school of medicine, died here today.