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WISH SlfflUTIQH Critical Status in France Casts Restraint Over Both Sides. BELUGERENCY VOCAL Unusual Prosperity Enjoyed Tempers Criticisms of Great Britain. Tendon, April 13.—Th^ro are strong hcp«B in London that tho Irish troublp will gradually bo brought to a pacific nolution. An important fact is that the menace of critical events in France overshadows nil other considerations and imposes restraint even upon all factions of Irishmen and the ardent British supporters. This restraint has been exhibited in several ways. If ex-Premier Asquith had translated his judgment against conscription into a more limited proposal last night It might have arrayed a majority of the house against it. This would have meant n change of government. But Asquith considered that it was impos sible to propose such a stand under the piesent circumstances and concerned hiffiBelf that conscription in Ireland would be a great mistake. As a result the opposition was composed of Irish Nationalists and a few Liberals, most of them pacifists, and those generally listed as faddists. Believe War Cause Just. John Dillon and Joseph Devlin, who have been jointly filling John Red mond'S shoes as leaders of the Irish party, might have made a rnnch more troublesome night than they did, but they refrained from parliamentary ob struction. Both of them tempered their fight against conscription with the state ment that they believed the cause of Oreat Britain in the war was a just cause. Mr. Devlin went further by proclaiming his desire to fight for it. This attitude Is bound to have an in flnence in Ireland. Sir Edward C'arson, the Bister leader, and his followers, who generally manage to kindle all the animosity there is latent among the Irish factions whenever any Irish ques tion Is raised, also exhibited restraint by remaining silent instead of de nouncing those opposing conscription. The Nationalist and Sinn Fein news papers in Ireland maintain n belliger ent attitude, but Mr. Asquith contends a rhetorical belligerency. Prosperity Tempsrs. Ireland is enjoying a prosperity here tofore tinknown. Stie is. the chief feeder for England. Her farmers are becoming rich. They are the backbone of thp country and rebellons events would destroy their prosperity. The Sinn Felners of course are ir reconcilable. but at present none of the property interests of the country have raised their voice. The foregoing are the features of the situation. On (he other side is the opposition of the Cath olic clergy to conscription. The meet ing between John Dillon and Joseph Devlin and the Sinn Fein leaders, to come at an early date, may develop into a conciliatory influence rather than otherwise. Walsh Supports Wheeler; Myers Will Oppose Him (Continued From Page One.) him, after tie had done so, that no blame worthiness attached to Wheeler in connection with that incident. "Some criticism was directed against Mr. Wheeh r because ho had not. taken an appeal in the Ves Hall case, but the department of justice advises me by letter that no aipea! dr writ of error lies in that case. People Angered by Failures. "The people of Montana are in tensely patriotic. Their just anger has been aroused at those who, wit tingly or unwittingly, have aided in the insidious propaganda that the enemy is conducting in this country. They became justly Indignant at the failure of prosecutions in flagrant cases in the federal court, due to the fact that for offenses growing out of the war the federn! statute, even though it were given a reasonably liberal construe tion, was not broad enough to include the cases of many who, by their unpa triotic comments, were subject to ar rest by local authorities. "In this state of mind many well in tentioned people readily listened .at tentively to the general accusations made against Mr. Wheeler and as mimed him to be in some way derelict. I refrain from expressing any view concerning the animus of the attacks that have been made upon Mr. Wheel er. I assume them all to have pro ceded from the most worthy motives arising from conditions heretofore re verted to. But no one familiar with FRECKLE-FACE Sun and Wind Bring Out Ugly 8pots. Hew te Remove Easily. Here's a chance. Miss Freckle-Face, to try a remedy for freckles with the guarantee of a reliable dealer that it v ill not cost you a penny unless it re moves the freckles: while if it 4loes give yon a clear complexion the ex pense is trifling. Simply get an ounce of othine— double strength—from any druggist and a few applications should show you how easy it is to rid yourself of the homely freckles and get a beautiful complexion. Rarely is more than one ounce needed for the worst case. Be sure to ask the druggist for the double strength othine as this is the prescription sold under guarantee of money back it it (ails to remove freckles. recent history can doubt that there Is in them a large admixture of malice. "In no case has nny federal ap pointee in Montana been denied a re appointment if his official record has been creditable. To refuse to re appoint Mr. Wheeler under these cir cumstances would, in my judgment, subject him in the minds of many citi zens, in view of charge that have been made against him. to thb imputation disloyalty or of sympathy with dis loyalists. .He whs horn in the shadow Fanueil Hall and reared within sight of Bunker Hilt monument. I have no fear Hint he will not in the future, should he be reappointed, prosecute every violator of the law with courage and ability that records the department of justice show he has exhibited in the past. Fortu nately it seems likely that congress will so amend the espionage law as to make it dangerous hereafter to es pouse the cause of Germany, or to dic tate disobedience to any law of con gress enacted for the success and ■prosecution of the war." JAIL TWO MONTANANS FOR SEDITIOUS WORDS Prominent Pinehill Resi dents Rejoiced in Defeats. Miles f'ity, April 13.—Herman Rhode and Martin Wehinger, two prominent residents of the Plnohllls district 13 miles from here, are under arrest, charged with uttering seditious lan guage. Bonds have been fixed at Ifi.noo In each case but so far neither has been released. Rhode, wlio is over 70 years old, Is alleged to have praised the Germans for sinking tlio Tuscania, American troopship,, when over 100 American soldiers lost their lives, and tiiat if Germany Invaded America, through Mexico, lie would assist the German army. It is also alleged that Rhode, as well i Wehinger. were prominent In a celebnition held shortly after the Ger man drive started in which the ad vance of the enemy was bailed with delight. Both are confined in the county jail lending a hearing io the district court. British Check Assault After Terrific Fighting (Continued From Page Onek the reports (lid not indiente that the Germans were making much progress. On the ^southerly side of the wedge which the Germans have driven in be tween La Bassee and Armentieres, the British resistance was notably stiff. Bethune has been threatened liy the P*sh in this direction. Tty- ervemy twice attacked Locon. on this line about three miles north of Bethune, but each time was repulsed, the sec ond time more easily than the first. The British also held firmly around îlvenchy, on their right flank, and ad vanced their line by capturing an im portant German post in this region. There was an improvement also in the allied position on the f*»mine bat front. The Germans had gained a focti n g i n .Ha ngard -En - Sa n te rie. south - "nst of Amiens, in an attack on Friday, but a combined drive by the British nd French during the night at. the point where their lines join, on the river Luce near Hnngard, restored the situation, putting the French again in complete possession of the village. Immoral Ruse to Escape Draft Fails in Purpose St. Louis, Mo.—Examination of the questionnaires submitted by men of draft age in St. Isolds, disclosed at tempts to avoid service that amounted to the ludicrous. There was a man who declared he should not lie sent to Camp Funslon because he was "mor ally unfit." He explained that several days before he had stolen a sack of potatoes and, according to his state ment. any one so bereft of, morals should not contaminate t'nited States soldiers. The exemption board re viewed his case and appended this no tation: "The man is the victim of tempta tion and is more to be drafted than censured." He was placed in the A1 class. < Russia Blames Huns for Turk's Murders (Continued From Page On0i fering in those regions already occu pied by the Turkish troops lies, there fore with the OeiAan government, which directily helpen Turkey to secure these regions. "The people's commissariat for for eign affairs protests against such abuse of the right of self-determination of the population of these provinces and ex presses tiie hope and insists on the (necessity o( immediate and energetic intervention on the part of Germany in the Caucasus with a view to stopping further murders and tiie annihilation of the peaceful populatoin, such as has taken place in Ardahan." Many Important Decisions Awaiting War Labor Board Washington, April 13.—The national war labor board, which will meet Tues day to perfect its organization, will bo asked immediately to decide important industrial disputes. Secretary Wilson announced today the controversies to be considered. Why worry about our aims in the great war? It is the hits that count. —Los Angeles Times. YANKEES VICTORS IN ALL DAI FICHT Defeat Germans in Struggle Near Toul; Go Over Top to Rout Enemy. INTO BATTLE SINGING Americans Delighted to Get Enemy in Open for Real Encounter. (Continued From Cage One.) tack began at about 6 o'clock in the morning and was directed against the French troops on the left flunk of the American forces in the forest of Apre monf. Germans Fight in Open. While this was going on the Ameri can troops made a counter attack on the Gorman line, moving forward be hind a perfect curtain of fire. The enemy, driven out of his trenches, was forced to fight in the open. A deadly machine gi.n and automatic rifle fire was pound into the Germans, who offered stubborn resistance at first, tuit later retreated to their sec ond line, hotly pursued by the Ameri can troops. Desultory fighting contin ued for several hours. Tile Germans again attacked at II o'clock. The American barrage fire < lit them off, but the German officers drove their men through the exploding shells until a few succeilcl in pene trating the American front line. "Every Gun Working Like Hell." A counter attack Immediately launched liy the Americans ejected the V ?; \ Wif b T rm WM ÏÏ Time to Freshen Up the Home S PRING house cleaning is in vogue at the moment. When every atom of dust has been chased out of the house you will be pleasantly surprised that your furniture and car pets look so freshened. But just consider the brightening effect that new draperies would have! A few dollars well invested in curtains and overdrapes works wonders. 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The struggle continued to sway back and forth for several hours. While the action was at Its height the commander of an American ma chine gun unit reported to his chief that^ail the machine gun emplacements had been shot away, hut that "every gun is working like hell." The attacks were made hv the re organized remnant of S'") shock troops who failed to reach the vmeriean post, turns in tlicit' gigantic Wednesday at tack. Their, ranks wei" filled out by picked men from other units. The German prisoners, who lielonged to six different organizations, said that the attack was ordered to avenge the crushing defeat administered to the enemy on Wednesday. Five of the prisoners were Fhlans and all of the men taken were carrying haversacks well filled, as if in preparation for a protracted stay in the American tranches, corroborating the stories told by prisoners taken on Wednesday, who said that the Germans hail been ordered to penetrate the American third line at all costs. Yankees Sing as They Advance. Tlie American troops, although tired from marly six days of infantry ac tivity, went Into their positions sing ing and expressing their pleasure at an opportunity to fight in the open in preference to what they term "sewer fighting." The residents of villages behind the lines saw the Americans moving for ward and shouted words of encourage ment to the truck loads of smiling men. who waved their caps and oheored heartily. French officers have again praised the remarkable fighting quali ties and the courage of the American infantrymen and the splendid co-opera tion shown liy the American artillery. Some units of the artillery were forced for long periods to work in gas masks. An artillery duel which was resumed last night continued with little Inter iuptlon until late this morning. No, you cannot call yourself a vet eran Just because you eat war bread. —Memphis Commercial Appeal. BITTER ROOT YOUNG MAN DIES SUDDENLY Pneumonia Attack Is Fatal to A. F. Nichols. Stevensville, April 13.—Special — Tiie death of Arthur Frank Nichols, a Bitter Root boy, occurred last Bun day morning. ills death was very sudden as he was ill only 13 hours with acute pneumonia. , Mr. Nichols was born on a farm near Stevensville, August 39. 1NS3. He lived on the farm, taking care of it. after his fa ther's death. He married Miss Edna F. Nichols July 3, lSll. His wife preceded him In death, December IS, 1917. Mr. Nichols leaves, besides his sorrowing mot lier, a number of sisters and bmtli Bottom Farmers Benefit by Enlargement of Diteh Corvallis, April 13.—Special.—Peter lvanhoff. contractor of Hamilton, has moved his ditching outfit to Corvallis to enlarge the Surprise ditch. The drainage from Surprise creek will go Kre|) I 1 11 Homo I no Hii rnm 14 W. ar I L is 15ii11(in into Willow creek nnd will Aie of great benefit to the farmers of the bottom UuuL Northwest Bowling Tourney Goes to Vancouver, B. C. Spokane, April 13.—Vancouver, R. C., was chosen for the 1919 tournament of iho Northwest International Bowl ing' eoiuriess at the annual meeting hero today. ,loe Adams of Spokane was elected president; A. Ij. Hager, Vancouver, B. <\, vice president; John Pork, Vancouver, secretary. RETURNED SOLDIERS' HOME. Victoria, B. G„ April 13.—As a memorial to soldiers who have fallen In battle, the Great War Next of Kin association of Victoria will establish n home for returned soldiers. Special Hat Prices for Saturday and Monday We have just received a wonderfully fine assort ment of very charming Hats in all the newest colors and shapes including black. Loti Enables you to pur chase a tasty and be coming hat and at the same time practice economy. .75 Lot 2 Very choice; elegantly made and suitable for any occasion; econom ically priced at .00 Other very choice hats at front $5.00 Up. WAISTS Just received a wonderful line of Shirtwaists. Come in and see them. La Vogue Millinery Practice Economy and Save Money Why? 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Staff Officer of General Grant Dies in Salt Lake Salt Lake. April 13.—Colonel Henry Page, veteran of the Civil and Span ish American wars, nnd one of the Inst, remaining staff officers of Gen eral V. S. Grant, died here today, aged X" years.