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HOUSTON FLAT Watch for James F. Callahan Ends With Invitation to Tea. DEPUTIES STAY OUT Refuse Offer of Host After 40-Hour Patrol Around Building. . "Oh, boys!" camo a call from the front porch of No. 400 Grand street. 'Come on tn and look the place over." Three of the mysterious, overcoat, d men who had been watching the place for 40 hours, frightening delivery tuen and delighting the neighborhood, glared suspiciously. "Whaddye mean? Can we come in an' see If he's there?" "Sure thing." Harvey A. Houston re plied. "Didn't 1 invite you to tea at noon today?" He was properly aggrieved; a hos pitable man forgotten by his guests. "Well," said one of the bundled up watchers, "if that's the case I guess the gosh-dinged old slicker's got away all right. We might as well quit." Watch for Callahan Ends. r And so, at noon yesterday, the watch ended. When Invited to enter the apartment where they thought the Ida ho millionaire had been trapped, the deputy sheriffs who had been trying to serve civil papers oiv Callahan con cluded that the bird had flown. Callahan'S arrival in Spokane after evasion of the guards was announced Saturday night, but H. H. Parsons, at torney for the opposition, and Sheriff J- T, Öreen decided to take no chances. They maintained the guard all night. teMMX» Suit Filed Here. They wanted to. serve on the Wallace millionaire summons In a $200,000 alienation of affection suit brought against him here Friday afternoon by Clifford Merritt, of Wallace. Merritt alleges that Callahan offered Mrs. Merritt, now Mrs. Callahan, "more than a million dollars" to leave her husband in 1914. She did so und %tter married the millionaire, who now is seeking, a divorce from her. Followed to Houston Homo. The suit was filed here at 4:30 Fri day afternoon. At the time Callahan was in- the Florence hotel. Shortly afterward he went to the Houston home for dinner. The officers heard of it and went there with the sum mons. They were refused admittance and immediately set guards about the place. DM Ho Fool Officers? Cal!ahan*MjNrttSl"he was there at the time and that he escaped luter in the evening by walking out of the back door while Attorney E. C. Mul roney was talking with the guards at the front of the house. The sheriff does not believe this. He says that Callahan must have left be fore the deputies arrived; that the guard was not relaxed for a moment. At any rate. Callahan got out, went to the Union block for the night, and in the morning took an automobile to Kvaro, where he caught a westbound train, arriving in Spokane early Sat urday evening. Unless lie returns to Montana he cannot bo served with (he summons. Houston Disappointed. 'Tm never going to give another party," said Harvey Houston last night. "We told the deputies Satur day morning that wo would let. them in at noon today, and I lmd planned a party. No one came. "I don't know when or how Mr. Cal lahan left. He was here for dinner Friday and left shortly after without saying goodbye. That's all 1 know." RE-EDUCATE FRENCH CRIPPLES IS PLAN U. S. Red Cross Secures Land for Purpose. San Francisco, Feb. 17. A farm near Tours, France, has tained by the American Red the re-education of crippled ; 500-acre been ob Cross for ml muti lated French soldiers, according telegram received from Washington to day by Marshall Hale, manager of the Pacific divlsou of the American Rod Cross. Modern electric training work simps have been installed at the national professional institute for war cripples at Saint Maurice, France, by tin Red Cross, the telegram stated. Other plants for training the soldiers for an occupation that shall provide for his injuries were also being outfitted in France, according to'the telegram. The telegram stated 'hat industrial draughting and designing, the making «■I surgical instruments, tool making and watch making offered great appeal to war-maimed men. AUSTRIA WILL NOT Amsterdam, Feb. 17. - A dispatch from Vienna to the Handelshlad says It has been learned that Austria in tends to give her previous assurance that they will not ussvil the sovereign ty of Rumania but will leave a solution of dynastic questions to the Ruman ians themselves. The Rumanians, the dispatch adds. Will then declare their readiness to cede the Dobrudja to Rulgaria, provided the central powers frant Rumania benevo lent support In the Bessarabian ques tion. DON'T FORGET THIS. "Go back to the simple life, be con tented with simple food, simple pleas wren, simple clothes. Work hard, pray hard, play hard. Work, eat, recreate and alen>. P* U ail courageously. We tove » victory to win."-Herbert 4 . •*'.* * V.A» Stung Thief Robs Man in Room at Florence Hotel. That a robber walked out of his room, down the stairs and through the lobby ot the Florence hotel to safety was the complaint made to the police last night by a man giv ing his name as A. Ratline. l.nttine, who admitted that be had taken "a drink, too many," called the police station from the lobby of the Florence and asked for an officer. He told Officer Peter McDonald, that he had taken a stranger up to his room In the Florence for a chat, never sus pecting any evil. The man, he said, excused himself and walked out with a *20 bill which had ftef-n lying on Rattine's table. The man said ho could not Iden tify the robber, but that one of the bellboys in the Florence hotel could. The thief, however, could not be found. REED TO LECTURE HERE FOR HOOVER Member of Foreign Mission Coming March 8. Dan A. Reed, member of a special mission which lias just returned from a two months' \ islt to Kngland and France for the United States food ad ministration, will lecture in Missoula on March 8, according to word received here from the office of the Federal food administration at Bozeman. The lecture will be of more than usual Interest to Missoula people since It will be the first Appearance in the west of a lecturer w'ho will give an official view of the food situation. Re sides telling of (lie actual food con ditions on the European continent, Mr. Reed will give some interesting side, lights on the great struggle going on "over there." Mr. Reed is a Cornell graduate,'an attorney and an expert in the work of community betterment He is a pow erful speaker anil the soi l of man wh/ carefully studies his subject before talking about it. Mr. Reed visited the English, French -and American trenches in France and conferred with the British and French food controllers. Mr. Reed was one of a party of six who made the trip of official inspec tion to Europe. The men were under fire for two days on the British front. 'Later they visited, under fire, the devastated regions of Boissons, Rhelme and Verdun. While at the French trout they visited the sector in which the first Americans were killed. By the graves of these Americans they heard a clergyman go through his services while the shells whistled over head. Th<y parfry visited the agricultural districts of Franco under guidance of the French government. They will give to their American audiences many touches of greeting from the French peasants. Body Anaconda Lieutenant Recovered From Willamette Portland, ore.. Feb. 17. -Gruppier» today recovered the body of Rieutcnunt Kremcr Tuohy from the Willamette river, after a search of six days, lieu tenant Tuohy, who was serving in the United States army signal corps and was stationed at Vancouver, Wash., at tended a houseboat party here Satur day night, February ». I11 the early morning hours he left the cabin of the houseboat and went on deck.» lie was not seen again, indications being that lie accidentally stepped overboard and was drowned. His homo was at Anaconda. Mont. Memorial Services Held for Victims of Tuscania New \ork, Feb. 17. Memorial serv ices for the American soldiers and British sailors who lost their lives when the transport Tuscania was toi ls doed were held hero today. Tele grams were received from many lead ing men, ineluding Secretary of the Navy Daniels and Earl Reading, Brit ish high commissioner and special am bassador to the United States. TAPPING OF WIRES PROVOKES SAMMEES Take Steps to Stop Huns "Listening in" Practice. With Mm Aineiii an Army in F anee, Fib. r .—By tho Associated Pi » 8« Places whore the Germans havi been tapping the Amer van telephone 11 Ill'S at the front have been taken ti pre vent these occurrences happening «gain. Insulation has been found scraped oft wires at a certain number f places where the enemy has been listening in. «>ne enemy wire actually was found attached to an American wire and running out across No Man's land. Just how this was accomplished is not initted to disclose, although among the men there is talk of "spy huts." This tapping of wires at times euused considerable temporary incon venience. fictitious names being used over the telephone lines for places and offices.. »American wires frequently have been connected in some way with those of the enemy and on one pcca sion an American officer Is «aid to have talked to a German in a listening post when he started to use the tele phone. The German made a few terse pnone. The German made a few terse remarks and then the connection was nioKen. % "Bird of Paradise" Coming With New and Better Luanar tA Marion Hutchins as Luana in "Tha Bird of Paradise Marion Hutchins as Luana Oliver Morosco's ever popular "The Bird of Paradise," which comes to the Missoula theater Wednesday, returns this season with an admirably cast of mil entirely new produe ■ "The Bird of Paradis«" unfolds a. re markable era in theatrical history. It has been in active service for seven seasons and during that period forty weeks each year it has "cruised" among the major cities of these I niterl States, sisitin^ every port of cull worth men tioning and always consistently to ca pacity houses. It has achieved Oils record of popu larity without tlie help of a star; with out offering to its audience« the sweet, blandishments of laughter ("The Bird of Paradise" is a tragedy); without reliance upon any of the theater's stock devices of salesmanship. "It is, therefore, a source of both pride and amazement to Its manage ment, which loves its bnx-offlco rec ords, but professes not to know the reason why the shekels continue to come in. The business men of the theater, in fact, who appraise plays only in terms of profit and loss, have fallen into the habit of regarding ' The bird of Paradise" ns a miracle, past all comprehension. «»ne dramatic reviewer remarked recently: "The 'Bird of Paradise' is CHIMPANZEE IN HOTEL MAKES GOTHAM FAINT Is "Pinched" -and Hauled to Police Station. New York. Fell. 17. A huge chim panzee, faslijoutihly attired In a suit of tneii'i* evening clothes, strolled into the lobby ot the Knickerbocker hotel at the dinner hour tonight. The animal uroiisly and attracted no Mention until a woman hotel not let'll Its face. She •d. Many other women jotne 1 heliaveil «L particular vilest of th scream In the Polin w ere ci ploy « anil a patrol wagon nine of the hotel 1 tu end In .1 fire ahum. nmd ■ an earnest plea against being r.ide •ed to take it to tl e men's night tour and It was turne i over t o au ot tie ■ keeper while the man \vc nt to i our to lie arraigned. Sevo •al polie» men arrested the chim ranz ee and i Meurt ed It to the patrol wam n. The drive r saw its fare and a nno meed li ■ wa s through for the niRht A PO ice ■aptaln then called for \ olunteers and several animal lnv OIK i greed M esc irt tho prisoner to lhe s tat ion la use. Th ■ wijjd \\ as ci ild and on the way tin* <. iilmpanz ro hi il a chili. Two or three of the volu nleers felt off the W.'^O n w hen o- lie ran to manifest his nfori by sliril 1 screams. Arrived at tf e pMieo staM on tho clympanzoe nsboi tided the tient «•liant in charge by leaping up oil tli«> i csk and from there to a radiator who re it perched cou t< ndi dly Willi« a pi lai matron fainted. l»ai er the ; ilium 's keeper was ar ret* tec on a i a rge id disorderly con <aid his pet 1 [heater w her» Idle he was ■aped from a it was on ex it dtnner. He Tue foregoing is the first direct dis patch received from Petrograd sî.U | February 6. Pillaging and Shooting Make Horror of Petrograd Petrograd, Feh. 17.—Indiscriminate shooting now is going on throughout the city both by day and by night, but usually is most general after nightfall. Pillaging followed by shooting spread last night from Voznessensky prospect past St. Isaacs cathedral to Galcrnaya street, where private apartments were broken into and plundered, culminating in protracted firing between the pil lagers and red guards. The wounded were taken to hospitals. jene of the greatest successes of the ! theater that can 1» explained by a 'dramatic critic. I am unable to give a reason why 'Peg O' My Heart' should have had such an extensive vogue; or why David Warfield can play 'The Music Master' forever; or why 'Poily nnna' has prospered; hut I can read the riddle of 'The Bird of Paradise.' It has succeeded because it is one of the most fascinating plays of the last ten y cars, anil because its fascination appeals to tlie romantic imagination that is the common denominator of the American mass-mind. It lias glamour and emotion and all the rich color of romance." After all its extensive travels "The Bird of Pngpdlsc" returns to this city without wearing any of the symptoms or age rind neglect, it is staged and acted as carefully as if it were in its , first season. The role of "Ruana," the Kanaka girl, wlipn primitive soul the piny so thorough studies is this suison 111 the harfds of Marlon Hutch ins. a otTmcly and proficient aetrqss who does 1 letter by it than many of her predecessors. She realize« the physical allure of »the character; she registers every mood of the South Sea Hawaiian princess; she tins tropical beauty The others In the east arc jtompclcnt and tho result is an excgl h nt performance of an extremely good Piece of dramatic writing. ; j Grand Headquarters of the French I Amiy in Fram e, Feb. 17.—By the As j socialcd Press More than 5,000 shells "t every caliber were launched by the I French butteries 111 the course of 15 minutes in preparation for a trench ; raid northeast of 1'ourcy. northwest of ! Rheims. A small party of infantry selected tor this operation went over the top at the appointed hour, but not alone, for Mu spirit of French troops such that many others, even orderlies accompanied them across the churned ground. Every rone li Mas found levelled, the barbed u ho laid almost disappeared. although i fow of t li«» sholtors remained untoucliei In these 12 Germans had taken ref i«o until the gunfire «eased; then thej da shed out in an effort to flee, but tho attempt was futile. The German ►attt ries observing that their comrades Wo ■e nil killed or captured. upend Hr o in It*i ■ minutely upon cap tors and prison« : i, but virtually all were abb to vont h tho French linos. The Free ch 'nsualtios wero only one dead and SOV« n injured, while the (Ter man loss« K \V re heavy. — -------___— ASK MOONEY'S RELEASE. __ Beattie. Fel 17. »W. A. Short, prosi dont of tho Washington Stato Fwiera• ROGERS' SILVERWARE 26-Piece Chests WILL LAST A LIFETIME. SPECIALLY PRICED Kohn Jewelry Co. Jewelers and Opticians C AVIA Oramlaiei Eyelids, Eve. inflamed by expo _ lureto Sm, Bast and WM 8-4 quickly relieved by Mvtte LVCS Eyeleaedjr. NoSWttag, jurt Eye Comfort. At P ru CT\««,or»-- mail 50c pc Bottle. Itartw FIRE 5,000 SHELLS IN FIFTEEN MINUTES French Carry Out Trench Raid Near Rheims. Mon of 1-abor, was one of tho speakers at a mass mooting here today, at which resolutions wore adopted urging the n lease of Thomas J. Mooney and his on-defendants. MEW m STOUT SHOWN«! "SMS" Great Crowd Swells Chorus of Patriotic Songs at Meeting. YOUNGSTER CHEERED Girl Violinist Wins Hearty Aotriaiise at Bi-Weekly Gathering. The war has come bitterly home to western Montana within the last fort night, . but the Tuscania tragedy has not weakened Missoula's devotion to the cause. The city's patriotism is deeper and stronger than ever If the spirit with which national songs were sung yesterday at the bi-weekly Com munity Sing is any indication. The tremendous volume of the chorus when "The Star Spangled Banner" and ''Over There" were sung was evidence of a firmer resolution to smite the Hun. Theater Completely Filled. Every available inch of space in the Missoula theater was occupied yester day afternoon by men. women and chil dren who came to enjoy the community singing. And when the orchestra struck up familiar war songs there were few silent throats in the house. If the kaiser could have heard "Tramp, Tramp, Tramp," the war would be over tonight. Chorus 8howa Improvement. DeRoss Smith led the singing as usual, and the effect of his capable di rection was discernable in the increased power of the singing. Under thè lea dership of the university dean the com munity chorus is becoming a musical organization worth going far to hear —and help. Girl Is Hit of Afternoon. Rittlc Mabel Olson, eightj-year-old violinist of Missoula, was the hit of the afternoon. The child played two violin numbers charmingly and was loudly ap plauded. The university orchestra al so played to vary the program, and was appreciated. The next Community Sing will be held two weeks from yesterday in the theater. POUCE OFFICERS FORM ASSOCIATION Missoula Men Asked to Join National League. Sheriff ,1. T. Green and Thomas Kemp, chief of police, have just re ceived letters urging them to take steps to organize a traffic officers' associa tion and become part of a national or ganization. The letters were sent by Joseph C. VVallmann, president of the California Traffic Officers' association. The California organization has been so successful in standardizing traffic laws and running down automobile thieves that a national association is now contemplated. What Montana officers will do in re gard to the movement has not been decided. A. M. E. SOCIAL. Tho I-adies' Aid society of the St. Paul A. M. E. church will give an apron and necktie social in the church par lors on Washington's birthday. In the evening « chicken dinner will be served. 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Cities in America. 11 '£3*? m\ Çertain-teed Hoofing for Sale by Missoula Mercantile Co. ) Fires i Two Checked Before Wind Spreads Them. Rapid action by the fire depart ment chocked two blazes last night before the blizzard, which started at sundown, could spread the flames. Burning ashes placed In the wind threatened the Manual Training building of the city schools early In the evening and later the fire men were called to extinguish a chimney fire at the home of Dr. J. C. Randall, 402 Beckwith. First Ship of U. S. New Wooden Fleet Launched A Pacific Port, Feb. 17.—In a ship yard Heavily guarded, the first wooden steamship built in this district under the ownership of the United States Shipping board, was launched today. The vessel Is of the Hough t\pe and seven sister craft arc under construc tion in the same yard. Only persons bearing invitations were admitted to see the launching. j I I I j I I i J Our February Discount Sale Offers the greatest values and the most satisfac tory merchandise of the season. You can do better at ' j^r'GVS HETW-n Speedways of Communication The million and a half miles of wire in the Western Union System are the speedways of communication open day and night. Fifty thousand employes are trained in their work of assisting the direction of the enormous business of a mighty nation. The mature efficiency of 67 years is the value of this organization in these times of stress. WESTERN UNION Telegrams—Day Letters—Nighi Letters— Cablegrams—Honey Transferred by Wire THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH CO. i SERVES WHITE BREAD ON A WHEATLESS DAY Restaurateur Has State Food Boss for Customer. Bozeman, Feb. 17.—Complaints that tome of tile Bozeman restaurant keep ers were failing to observe the wheat - less and pork less days reached Food Administrator Atkinson and he decided j to personally investigate. He went to ,thc restaurant in this city operated by I K. Rigeros and bought u ham sand I wich made with wheat bread. He I then informed the Greek owner of his j identity anil read the riot act to him. I The Greek is on the next draft list and claimed that he "forgot" when he sold the ham sandwich on porklcss I day. Mr. Atkinson said he would i recommend leniency in the case to the authorities at Washington provided there were no further violations and J in view of the fact that the keeper of the cafe expects to leave within a few weeks for tbe Camp Rewis cantonment. To Cure a Cold in One Day. Take RAXATIVE BROMO QUININE (tablets.)» It stops the Cough and Headache and works off tho Cold. E. W. GROVE'S signature on each box. 30c.