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!f, t == MISSOULA, MONTANA, FRIDAY MORNING, MARCH I, 1918. [CANS REPULSE HUN DR ■ II LEAGUE PINCHED Warrant Charges Conspiracy to Defeat Purpose of Se lective Draft. SECRETARY OF BODY ALSO UNDER ARREST little take Government Bases Accusa tions oh Contents of "War Aims'* Pamphlet. St. Paul, Tab. 86.—The long expect ed arrest of A. C. Townley, président) of the National Non-Fartlaan league, came today when Sheriff Carver of Martin county arrived with a warrant, charging Townley with conspiracy to discourage *aUatm#nts. Joseph Gil bert. secretary of the league was ar rest'd OU a «imiter charge. A statement issued at the league headquarters tonight says Townley and the organisation he represents are the victims of a political conspiracy and that-any unfavorable verdict through the courts will be Wiped out by a* overwhelmingly favorable verdict at the polls next November. "The No»- Partisan league president was arrested op a Charge of sedition on a warrant serdnt out by the prose curing attorney of Martin county," the Statement continues. "The charge ie not based on speeches by Townley. It is based on a pamphlet issued bj the league last June entitled 'The No tjonal Non-IJgrt Iren League; Its Ori gin, Purposes and Methods of Opted tion. War Program and Statement 0 St. Salt Against "Ttnlîet merittü' "The warrant charges the league*! 'war program' with 'teaching that me* should not enlist in the military force« of the United States.' The pamphlet has been circulated by the hundreds d thousands in every state In the union Members of congress are said V> haw indorsed Its chief principles.' 1 Townley said tonight that his arreu was a political conspiracy. "There k hardly a declaration in this pamphlet that has not been publicly indorsed by President Wilson With the overwhelm ing approval of the American people It sets forth principles exactly In litt with the domestic policies and inter national program expressed by Wood row Wilson in his recent message* t< congress." Pamphlet Urged Reset. The league pamphlet entitled "Ori gin, Puri tose and Method of Operation; War Program and Statement of Princi ples," contains under the last named head a copy of resolutions adopted at the league convention lust June, lead ing off with a profession of loyalty. They urged that "our European allies' make public a declaration of terms of peace without annexations or iudemnt ties. Private 'corporations, the United States Steel corporation and the Du being named ods the the tail to pont Powder company specifically, are charged with having reaped ifhparalleled profits. OpM«** 1 aif Interests. ••We are unalterably opposed to per mitring stockholders of private corpor-„ allons ot pocket these enormous profit* while at the same time a species of w-i u a«juvnM*v*il t fitt-fi rri nlrPA/lwl coefelon is encouraged toward already poorly paid employes of both sexes in urging them to purchase government bonds to finance the war." said there*-] olullons. "Patriotism demands serv ice from all, according to thler eapac«i j. y i» 0 conscript men and exempt thej blood-stained wealth coined from the*of sufferings of humanity la repugnant to-' -- (Con tinned «a Pact Flv*> Canadians Hoot W. J. Bryan When He Tries to Address Toronto Prohibition Meeting a refrained from ly«*'« name a* long whM It came out at J „ 1 %T * cborw* of cot trtir. "We doa't wagt him." , Mr. Bnru cam" in and i Moat W f Toronto. Feb. 28 .— William Jennings,and n hr Bryan was refused a hearing when rr^^re*» M p*^ilion meeting "T th» auspices of the Pomlaion Mhhce. Neturned soldiers caused the dl*. tret-once by shouting various epithet» -What about the Lusitania?" they als* d em a n d ed In thorns. The first disturb«nt-e come befolg Kt. Bryan'S entry, »hen the chairn»»» tedd the aadl en re they were to be ho«. and by listening to the rretenul del*. gnte of the AnM-Baloon League ef Amerire "Ohe^of the foremost S0r" eather TOMORROW. MwMen can kt eaten on meatless day new. One meal every day should be meaHeas. Cat "Victory Bread." Forecast—Generally fair Friday and Saturday; continued mild tem perature. , LOCAL OBSERVATIONS. Maximum 54 Minimum 20 At • a. m. 26 At 6 p. m. 35 That spring fever feel! nu became little worse yesterday and more Mis soldions caught the coats were shed and could, took advantage take a sun bath. FROM City : Bismarck Duluth ..... Huron Moorhcuil .... Omaha ....... St. 1'nul ..... Willislon .... Denver . Havre Helena ......... Salt Lake Portland Spokane ....... Calgary ... OTHER ase. Over i ryonf who thp c 1 lay to INTS. Min. Max 38 42 2« 26 :iti 42 31 4» 32 .14 34 26 22 24 42 48 38 42 34 26 54 r.4 48 4.8 44 r»2 i PLANNED CHEAP FOOD FOR ARMY Reveal Attempts of Packers to Get U. S. Contract and Send Inferior Meat. Chicago, Feb. 2h.—government con tracts for millions of pounds of meats, labor troubles, and employers' meth ods to oppose them; the difficulties of retail meat dealers In Chicago and placed in the way of butter i»-n>Ait Indiana, were some of the subjects touched on today in the federal trade commission inquiry into the packing house Industry. Under the questioning of Francis J. Heney, counsel for the commission, witnesses told of the difficulty In making a sensational profit in the re tail meat business in Chicago, in di rect conflict with statements that retail butchers were responsible in Bom«- degree for high meat prices. Would Ssnd Cheap Masts. Through letters before B. F. Manley, federal trade commission examiner, Mr. Heney brought out that the ques tion of «hanging government specifi cation so as to permit cheaper meats being Included in army contracts hail been considered by the .five big pack ing houses and the quartermaster's de partment. At the same time there came from Washington announcement that con gress has lioen asked by the federal (rad«* commission at the instance of Mr. Heney to enact spe«-dy legislation to open up the private and confidential files of th. packers to disclose what government investigators. believe will show plans to take control of the meat industry. for Duties at Capital Sennlnr WaUÉl LCAVM „ . _ . „„ T . . Los Angeles. Cal., Feb. -S. -I nitfd Stales Henan r Thomas .1. Valsh of Montü na, ac''"n»panl*d by Lew's L well of Helena, ieft this city tonight for Washington, D. C. Montana, ae in ........... ........ -• Senalor Walsh I« completely recov jered In healrti. lib. trouble being nothing constitutional, but merci; n.•rvcu.t ex thej hnustlor, brought on by several years the*of hard and continuous won; to-' senate, followed by a w itch -«Weeks at the bedside of h« wif , in Ihe of six bef her death. cheered ..... ............ hoots from the gallery outlasted the noots irom me * y __ MM him. hut the answering un^"^ five minutes Mr. Bry an tried | himsrif heord. but It was no use. | « The Interruption kept right nn ami the ^ interrupter* sang "Rule Britannic*. forcing the audience to Join In that and God save the King." They inquired about th.- Lusitania. UIh j *ang "Over There" anil ' We Won't j qo Home Until Morning." Men stood j up an l , hq0 fc their fist* at the Amer- j ^ ex-seeretary of *t»te Soldiers . a hpwed their service huttons on their co(rta an( | a houU<d defiance at who ..leaded tor a hrering f vhtftnr. Ask Esir Pley. Kethuatesttc prohibitionists who three for the xMi<d to hoar Bryan, hurled a< T'** 1 the haB cotmter.t'alte of "put themi ----------- and "»here 1 * your fair play? .(« Klfbt) STIMINt APPEAL FOR EMIT HOIRS Says Short Hours Help Both | Employer and Laborer in Manv Ways. _ ' I LONG WORKING TIME DRIVE MEN TO DRINK Trace» History of Battle of Stockyards Employes for Better Day. Chicago, Feb, 2*.- Siunpel < lumper*, president of the American FedoratIon of 1 abor, made a stirring appeal today In behalf of an 8-liour day tor em ployes in the meal packing industry at the sioekyards wage arbitration. He appeared as u witness for the employe* apd Ids testimony was eagerly listened t? by "Mother" Mary Jones. praon i*er for the United Mine Workers ami several hundred Olliers of orgaaired labor for all sections of the country. Tracing the history of the right for a shorter working day from Its be ginning he read from a number <rf re ports and quoted various large employ ers of lalior to substantiate Ills con tention that the X-hour day In actant operation has proved profitable tn tit« 1 employer and highly beneficial to tim men. In defining the attitude of organized labor toward the war the witness said: "labor will truiUe every sacrifice for the successful prosecution of the war. but it will noU make any sacrifice to private profiteering during the war." 1 Worira, Em u »my... "1 atlvooole the 8-hour «lay on the ground of «»cononty. health and morals," he said. "Men should only tie required to work overtime in tlm<»8 of the great est emergency or for the protection of life and proiferty. That is why we demand time and a half and double l ay for holidays. We think this pen alty of added expense prevents the employe* from asking their melt to work overtime except when It is really necessary." He declared that the saloon in the "hack of the yards" district was an argument tn favor of the shorter work day and higtJtr wagV-s. and that tf these demands are granted by the packers the money spent by the stockyards em ' ployes In these drinking places will materially decrease. He ridiculed the contention of wit nesses for the packers that shorter hours and higher wages might in* créa*«» saloon receipts. He said experience in other Indus trie* had proved the reverse. Drive Men to Drink, it I* the long hours with low wages that drive the men to drink," Mr. (lorn pers said. "This is shown to be an economic truth. The fairly well paid workmen who Is not required to work more than eight hours a day finds more pleasure and comfort at home Or visiting a. theâ ter than he doeo In go ing to the saloon." At the Close rtf his testimony. Judge Alsehtler th • arbitrator, stated the ar gument of the packers that It Is im practicable to install ttirso 8-hour shifts tn the large planta and two * hour gangs in the smaller houses and meet tip» government's war demand* without making extensive building al terations requiring two years' time to complete, and aake«l if Mr Gdmpcrs bad any concrete suggestions igard ing the practical application o«. rim shorter day basis In the present emergency. The witness said he had little tech nical knowledge Of the details of the packing industry, hut added he believed it could he worked out if there was a real desire on the part of the pack ers to do it. Northwest I. W. W. Now Want Better Santtéttan Spokane. Feb. 2S. -The »-hour day . ... having h«-en granted to lumbermen In Washington and Ofegon. the next ds « (ht . ncc^dtog to Fred ^ _ K ^ cre ,. ir y of the Lumber Work si,, r.oo Hm» «aid tndai _ _ _____________________ a|]( j ^tding. in some camps he said arf . alrea 4 y furnished. ---------— CABUAL.TIEB MCHT. ers uill»*n No. 500. Hegge said today that th* lumber worker* will on May 1, throw «way their blankets and feree all inployer* to furnish comfortable Lo«d*n Feb. 26 .—British casualties reported during the month of February show a remarkable decrease aa com* pared with th * preceding months. They totalled only D.9SI. divided as 1 fatkrir* or died of » «'»ltid*—Officer*. |012. iiStof—omcera, 4(8; | I 1 \First Missoula 1 County Soldier Dies in France Missoula county tins lust its first soldier on French soil. Mr. af|d Mr*, r. K. Hilbert resi dents of drehard Homes, and tin merly of ftotema«'. last event, re ceived a telegram from the war de partment 0 t Washington, anti.min ing the death of their son. William p. Hilbert, on January 2ti. Death, the message said, war caused In tuierculoslf. The family h< >■«■ «till not know «if his ilh.« ss ami tin news of his |Kissing was a sever.' shook. William Gilbert was call««) io the colors in Missoula with tin lirait array on October s. WHh others taken at that time, he was sent to Camp Lewis. From Here li< went to mi embarkation camp mi, the Atliuilic coast and then««' tu France. Just how long lie hull lu'cn In Europe is not known ileflnlt« ly The «teeeiised was born In Mis roula county, up ilu> l(lnckfo<n vui ,ley, ill years ago Al the lint«' of Ills eall to rite eolopi he was run nlng a ranch near Ovaiulo. Shortly »fier be left foi ib<> cantonment at American lark. Hie family moved from i'oiotnar to Missouiu. lie is smrvjt'^d by Ills father und neither, four sinters. Norrie. Ilatlle. t'ora and IJkTMde, apd four brother*. At thuf, CJeorge, Howard anil Klmer |the Hritlsh government has suppressed A$$AILSt BRITISH Ltlorney Says England Let Hindgig Starve, Yet Made Taxes Higher. •Hun Francisco, J'i h. 28. — Duiuu . .a. tlr-n of tlic British government's rule .n Ii dth liy Attorney H »ot ite A. McGowan ' ttf'lqsiiing today 111« defense of 3U llic dus and others «Sitirs»«! wiu« having violtti. il this country's neutrality by an alleged conspiracy to create an lailian revolution, brouglil I'lilted HUi.i", D's trict Attorney Preston to .his feet u-u testing that McHowan's lnv«*d Ives were "scurrilous, unpatriotic and al most l reason sole." Preston demanded that Ihe entire statement be stricken from the record. The court denied his motion. Lngland. McGowan charged, was o acting |300,0üU,Uü" yearly fr««m Inilla, whil«' one-third of ils population »»• without food. Suppressed Newspaper* "We will show," lie asserted. new spu|ier*, impnsoned editor* and closed th<- shore* of Its self-governing possession against the Indians, who un also British subjects." McGowan produced copies of tin Ohudr (revolution), u Hindu newspa per published her*, «muting Patrick Henry, Oeorge W «shlngton. Abraham Lincoln and Woodrow Wilson. He read excerpts of the "Oiv«- Me Liberty or Give Me Death," speech of l*atrl«'k Henry and t»f President Wilson's mes on rite estttbl.shment of u democ racy In Itusski, from issues of tin- pa per. I , BUY FORM AGAINST GERMANS AFTER WAR Washington, Feb. 2«. —An over wiii lruing vote in favor of a resolution Warning German business men Ihai an j economic combination will be form *1 U. S. Chamber of Commerce Demands Democracy. against Germany after the war unleas the danger of excessive armament is removed by making the German g >v ernment a responsible Instrument cun trolled by the people, was announced tonight by the Cl«ainher of C.'ommwee of the United Sts 'es at the conclualot« of preliminary canvass of Us organiza tion members. The vote as record»« 1 to date ts 1,204 to 154. A referndum on (he resolution was ordered on Janus; y 1* «ul cop»« * ■ •ent to each of the l.QoO Irani r«>m merclal and Industrial o»*»"iW''ioTS comprising the national chamber. Barb organizations lias from oi < > '«■" Votes, according to Us meml • t - n«. HERTUNB'S PERCE IKLK PLEASES PRESS |F POPE Paris, Feb. 28.—The Olueervatore !'.o mano, the Vatican organ, declares it self fully satisfied with the imr«;ial German chancellor's speech, according to a Rome dispatch. It remark* Hint Chancellor von llertloog «eceids 'he principal points In the popVs prot -aJ. and with regard to Belgium. It points out that Germany show* Irn-'li din pooed to treat with the H#< -•»'• ra cseut on the bases if th«^M >'» ' ' ar " mar propoeals. One of Uncle Sam's Fists c\ ^TÄÖEAKP ARTHUR G.VMPEY.^ .ANO THE MACHINE., ~ * Owrio/ Ordnance experts may argue und «leimt«', hut Hergeanl Arthur Guy Bmpey will ink«' lb«' Li'Wls inueliins gun. liiunk you th«» gun lie's using in this pic ture. Ills Ilf«' for months depended on such a gun. Kmpey's first stories »PI» :iiv«l in American newspapers and tils "Over the TAp" Ini* since become one of the I «est -selli'I'S among nil tile will books published. I cannot iiiidorstrunl tlie husituncy In acoqitlng I lie Lewis gun for the Aim rleim army." *»i«l Kuipcy. People of Germany Think United States Not Sincere Dentist to Kai»er Return» Home After 15 Year» in City of Berlin. SVw Volt., F« l>. UN "Tin» Her pi is* is car« fully ami o.lre.ily col nine to foslei lin* («i.'ji utnoog III«' : in,in peopii dial A to«'rice I* not n In earnest about III«' will," ib'ClRr*«! A. N , Davis loilay in dismissing 111*' situation in Merlin as im left it oVer n month ago. Dr. Davis formerly or Piqua, Ohio, Is the American denlisl utio Jived in Hi«' Herman capital for 15 year* ami numbered Bmpcror William among ills patients. livery «ffort is being mitd«- to belli lb America « ven the higliest official* areiitleinpiliiK to convey Hie Impression I hat Germany Ims little to four from Ihe I'nltiil Slates. Practically nnltl ing Is prlnleil CoMcernlng America ex , « pi tlie president's addresses on war aims and the possible basis of a perrna II« nl peace, liven these are treated by the papers as if the president wire speaking as n sort of detached person, whose Interest was the welfare uf th«« world; not with the Idea that they rep risent th«' earnest determination of th«' American people to se«' the war through to a successful conclusion. Will Hats Amène*. Not until Germany begin* to feel ill«» military pressure of the I'tilted Ktutes will the people realise the new condi tions that confront them. Then. I pre llet, the fostered enmity toward ling land will lio us nothing to tlie hatred (hat Will he poured out by the inspired press against America. "The Americat/ business in«-n who took advantage of the nine months' treaty between (tin United rttates and Germany In win«! up business affairs as far as possible, were kept under th« doeeat surveillai!« « by the police at all limes and wire not j«ermltte«i to leave the city without special permits. "The thing thaï lias impressed in« most »In««' my return to Aiip-rlcu is freedom w«» accord t«j German sub Ijsots over lien- H seems to me as il j no rest rli-Uoiis Were placed upon them whatever ■ it ra " In Germany everytlme s«»m new régulation was udoiileU regarding the Amiricons, the excuse was giv<»n that the United Ktates wiui treating Germans harshly and that there must be some rets liai ion. Vou « au imagine my surprise to get tome arid find German subjects fre*.- to travel sbiut th# country at will, just so they <lo ml actually go within a given distance of eertain establishments." Offensive Coming. Dr. Davis said a German offensiv In the west had been freely talked about in Berlin since last November, 'Many people have suggested to me that If Germany really intended an -if tensive she would not l«e talking it m much," h«» expia in« «). "That is a wrung theory- W* heard ubmit th* Italian offensive for months before M liegan The stories get around In the same way and I am convinced Germany Intend* to strike several hard blows even if sra does not halt« an idea of definitely breaking the allied ' line. , "The food supply is critical in Ber iln and Hamburg, hut In the l« «s c.n gested districts all reports sa.v Hier» ta comparatively plenty." ABANDON» EMBARGO. Washington. Feb. The propose) plan for an «rnibargo against mcnls of bituminous coal from « docks to North and South Le been abandoned, the furl : ! tion announced tonight, b vektigarion showed suchj be inadvisable at this Hun Socialists Assert Military Party Now Dead ............. Fel «lily's «leimte on ,1 brtllng's speeeli ri'lchslug, I'blllpp socialist, tonk the for 111 * reply to th . fS. fit Tu*s Gliani'cllor von in th«» German Bi'bi'ldi'iimnn, emperor to task ■ address of the hurgomaster of Hamburg, In which the emperor said, Wo desire to live in friendship with neighboring peoples. Dut victory for the Ger man arms must first bo recog nised." Wo have heard recently," said Hoir Heheldemaiin, "«if Ihe speech in which it was said the world must first recognize us as victori ous. .Not for a long time have we read anything the tone <<f which was so displeasing and the contents so unpolite. tn times when there is talk of pence words from an au thoritative source should he very earefulty weighed. A «rent part of rile people whom we represent «lu not shur*' th«' views utter«»»! lb that speech, bpt on lb«' other hand energetically repudiate them, Austria Now Angry. "our military ndvaro-e against Unsaid evoke»! vexation 111 Austria Hungary. th< majoiliy of whose pr«q Ie :ir«- quite op* illy hostlli- to us " Herr Kî'bei«l«»ni an sal«l In «on ciuslon ' ■ Th«- imperial < lein« « 'lor frankly stated yesteniny licit he acceptait Bi » aid« nt Wilson'» four principles. This «I« (.'lai'.« Ilou is all ttu» m»>re Important wh*»n one considers that J'r< »blent Wilson emphasized Dial his princlpl« m were accepted <;V« t y where ex«:e|«t by the German mill tary ami iliinexutlonlst party. Well, Hits party, fortunately, is In rids country no loiigi r of «i« « isice Importance." RAIL BILL PASSED BY REPRESENTATIVES Expect to Have Measure for President Soon. Washington. Feb. 28.— Tin bill to govern federal operation of railroads was passed by ftie house tonight by a vot«» of 337 to r The senate previously had pass« «1 the hill which now goes t«> conference for settlement of differences between the IK»» bous**. The house bill provides for the return of the roails to their owners two yi-ars after the war ends. Instead of in JS months as tin» senate draft proposed, and tlie turns«» measure vests filial rate-fixing authority In the president, while the senate would leave this ixiwer in the liilerslai commission. These two sections of the bill caused spirited fights in the lyiuse today. Op ts of Diese features won raomeu victories when the hill was dis in committee of Ihe whole, Inal role proponents raarabu », mostly na Ihr peiaoçr» commerce succeeded In pwiti rê f ^ SAMMEES MEET GERMAN FORGES WITH LEM U. S. Troop» Fight Teutons Like Seasoned Veterans in Big Attack. FIVE POILUS WOUNDED DURING BRIEF BATTLE Gas Shells Continue to Pour Into Yankees' Trenches From Enemy Unto. With the American Army in Franco. Feb. 28.—By the Associated Press.—A strong German attack following a heavy barrage fire against tho Ameri can trenches In tho chemin des Dante« sector today, was repulsed with losses (o the attackers. The well placed American machine guns sent streams of bullets into tho advancing enemy und as tho German barrage fire lifted the Amet-icun artillery quickly told down a curtain of flrn, the Germs»» retiring without a. single prigOhar. Thorn were no American casualties. Five French soldiers were wounded during tho fighting. The Americana stayed In their dugouts until th* proper time, when they jumped to tho guns and fought ltko veterans. One Off leer Killed. Yesterday, one officer tuid one man were kilted and two were wounded by enemy shell fire. One Antèrtenn ROl der was "gassed." The Hermann made a gas attack also In thin sector, firing 50 projectile» of high per (Mini gas and 2ft high explosive nh*»»f.' . One American soldier Is de*d Aigre an» suffering from the effect« of pal» soumis gas so far as rejiorted, but U |g prob» bl. Ihnt more cflnunltle« will de» volop us in the Toul sector. There was an attack Monday« hilt the number of eusualri«« to the Amer» lean troops in this sector Mace they became engaged cannot he determined. All the kill«»«! and wounded la there op» orations arc from the New KnglOOd slates. Destroy Mine Petition. The American artillery today oh« litem ted a mine throwing position held by the enemy, , A si ray i hi man shell fell on nn American ammunition train, killing two and wounding four soldiers. A town ts'hlmi the American lines wad shelled, «me soldiers being killed and y lv«' wounded. A dozen shells fell In ho town. French Make Raide. French and British troops have car« 'I' d out raiding operation« against th« » nnmy. The French operations were « * 'demi at Verdun and the Fngliah on «»a ii side «if ihe Scania river. In both « .«ses prisoners were brought hock. to a the IMMENSE SHORTAGE OF SHIPS REPORTED Tonnage Available Now Less Than Year War Started. ('Imago, Feb. 28. Figures showing i«o acute shortage • f shipping ware g •von oui today In Kdward Hantluc. chairman of tho executive board ««f rile National Patriotic societies. According to tbes.« figures the pres« eut shortage is TN35,864 tons gross— almost 1.500 vessels of 5.000 gross tons • arli. It is ib'clared that the total ton» e available by lh*» United Htated its allies today is 4,435,864 g rosa less than u was in the fall of F>il The»«- figure* take account gg «milage Imjlt and »abstract the amount lost through suomarine activities. If •mimi-tcil that to this shor might tie udd«»«l 3.(00,000 tons minimum naccaaary for the tin Htate to transport and malntaiu 1,1 men in the war zone. All Spain Inflamed Over Sinking of Five V* Madrid, Fell. 28.—Another BpOUteb cabinet has fallen. In some quartern It Is reported to Hhvc resulted becaOM of the insistence of the government'IB adhering to Its policy at strict » non» t ratify. Public opinion In »pain has become Inflamed by the sinking recently Ot five Bpunlsh vretels by Germa* < Austrian submarines. RLATINUM. TAKE OVSR Wash!