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( KRAMM e& BRUEN, Props. I * mm THE NEW IMPROVED BULL TRACTOR Better than Ever Before. Guaranteed 5-horse-power at Draw bar and 12-horse-power on belt wheel. 0 Grinds Feed, Bales Hay, Will run small threshing machine, plows, draws Binder better than horses. Cheaper than horses And never gets tired ORDER NOW Cosner & Co. Shoot "'Shoot 'Em High" shells. IThey get ill the ducks. ChmIhbers. Notice Pasture to rent by the week or mouth at the Yad lee ranch. ApIly to A. Davidson or JoeS ins. in charie. $1..5O by month, less than 5 P11h 1~1.7: GREECE TO JOINALLIE$ AnotherNationto Gt IntoWar. FIGHTING SLACKENS IN NORTHERN FRANCE No Indications, However, That Germans Intend to Retire. Lonrrgn, Nov. 17.-Fast and furious fighting both in the eastern and west ern arenas of the war is expected by English military observers to make the present week memorable. Hints from the front encourage them to ex pect that the week will see the Ger man tide through Flanders begin to ebb. The cheerful note sounded by the French official communication in dicating that Ypres, Armentieres, Be thune, Arras and other inland gates to the French seacoast remain so far impregnable is doubtless resjonsible for the English optimism. Of equal interest with news from the active war theaters is the indica tion from Athens that Greece is to cast its lot with the allies. The correspondent of the Exchange Telegraph company says it was an nounced in the Grecian chamber of deputies that Great Britain had ad vanced the Greek government 40,000, 000 drachmas ($8,000,000) to pay for warships for Greece to be construct ed in English shipyards. What Will Moslems Do? Of greater importance to Great f Britain than any of the day's passing events was the question of the atti- E tude in the world war to be taken by the millions of Moslems in her colo nial possessions. Reports emanating b from Germany are that the Moslems in some instances at least are siding with the sultan of Turkey, to whom they owe spiritual allegiance, as against Great Britain. The vigor of the Teutonic offensive 0 in the west may have slackened. but there is at present little indication of a resolve on the part of the German e staff to abandon plans which already e have cost the Germans so dearly. The latest reports indicate the tight ing along the Yser canal between Nienport and Dixmude was limited to artillery exchanges. The French de clare the Germans have been driven from all recently occupied positions in this region and around Ypres andl r that the line is about the same as it was a week ago, when the Germans began furious assaults south of Dix nude and in the Ypres region. Germans Massing in East. In the eastern theater of war the Germans are massing in the face of the Russian advance. It is said that great German forces are being con centrated at Thorn, Posen and Bres lau with the idea of keeping the Rus sians out of the important districts of the provinces of Posen and Silesia. A word of caution comes to the al lies from Petrograd. and it is signifi cant in the light of. recent reports from that point predicting a prompt invasion of Germany following the German-Austrian retirement before Warsaw. The allies are told they must not expect the Russians to sweep on to Berlin over night, as this advance may take months and even longer. Russian arms seem gradually to be moving toward Cracow and a siege or investment of this Austrian fortress seems to be not far off. A Copenha gen dispatch says it is rumored there that Cracow will not be defended, as the Austrians fail to see why that city ) should be bombarded and laid in ruins for no reason. The dispatch states the Russians would not be unwilling to give good terms for the capitula tion of Cracow because the city is largely Polish. I PAPAL PEACE NOTE ISSUED Pontiff's Encyclical Attributes War to Four Causes. Rome, Nov. 17.-The pope has caused to be published his announced encyclical urging peace among the warring nations of Europe. The pontiff attributes the war to four causes, namely, lack of mutual and sincere love among men; con tempt of authority; Injustice on the part of one class of the people against I another and the consideration of ma terial welfare as the sole object of human activity. NO BATTLE SURVIVORS SEEN Chilean Hospital Ship Returns From Fruitless Search. Valparaiso, Chile, Nov. 17.-The Chilean hospital ship Valdivia, which has been searching the seas for pos. sible survivors of the British cruisers lost in the engagement with the Ger. man squadron off itbe Chilean coast Nov. 1, arrived at Taloapusma and re ports its search, entirely without awe " ess. DISABLED BY GERMAN FIRE Three British Ships Are Damaged. ALL THE VESSELS OF THE SMALLER CLASS Guns Mounted on Belgian Coast Used Against Sea Craft. Berlin, Nov. 17.-According to In formation given officially to the press reports reaching Berlin from Geneva set forth that the British torpedo boat destroyer Falcon, the cruiser Brilliant and the sloop of war Rinaldo have been disabled by German guns on the Belgian coast. London, Nov. 17.-The British war ships mentioned by Berlin as having been disabled by German artillery fire from the Belgian shore are all small vessels. The Falcon is a torpedo boat de stroyer 210 feet long, launched in 1889. It has a speed of thirty knots, a complement of sixty men and two 18 inch torpedo tubes. The light cruiser Brilliant was launched in 1891. It is 300 feet long, las a complement of 273 men and carries two 6-inch and six 4.7-inch guns. The Rinaldo, sloop of war, is 180 feet long, has a complement of 130 men and an armament of four 4-inch guns and tour 3-pounders. HIS WIDOW REJECTS OFFER a Body of Lord Roberts Will Not Rest in Westminster Abbey. London. Nov. 17.-Westminster ab bey has been offered as a burial place s for Field Marshal Lord Roberts, sub ject to the usual condition that the body be cremated. Lady Roberts, It is announced, is unable to accept the o01er. The body of the distinguished sol dier will be brought to England in a few days. It is understood Earl Rob erts wished to be buried at All Saints' church at Ascol, near his home. According to Paris dispatches Earl Roberts was advised not to go to the front until the weather moderated, but he refused. Earl Roberts is the eighth distin guished officer of the British army and 1 navy to die since the beginning of the 1 war. The list includes Generals ` Grierson. Franklyn, Kekewich and Carrington. ASQUITH ASKS CREDIT OF $1,125,000,000 London, Nov. 17.-The greatest sin gle demand ever made upon the ma terial resources of Great Britain was voiced by Premier Asquith when, in the house of commons, he moved an additional credit for war purposes of £225,000,000 ($1,125,000,000), which, in addition to the millions already voted in August, is equivalent to an increase of more than 50 per cent in the national debt. The premier told the house that the largest portion of the first £ 100,000, 000 already had been expended in the conduct of military opreations, loans to the allies and disbursements for food supplies for the country. TO STOP WAR NEWS LEAKAGE One London Rail Station Closed to Continental Traffic. London, Nov. 17.-The British au thorities are adopting stringent meas ures to prevent the leakage of mili tary news to Germany. Charing Cross station has been closed for conti nental traffic until further notice. All trains for Flushing or for Dieppe or Paris will start from Victoria station and all passengers will be searched before they enter the train and all luggage will be overhauled. NEWLANDS WINS BY 38 VOTES Official Canvass in Nevada Contest Is Completed. Carson, Nev., Nov. 17.-Francis G. Newlands, Democrat, was re-elected United States senator Nov. 3 over Samuel Platt, Republican, by thirty. eight votes, according to the result I of the official canvass, just completed. The complete vote was: Newlands, Democrat, 8,075; Platt, Republicas, 8,037* Miller, Socialist, 5,436. Japs Enter Tsingtau. Tokio, Nov. 17.-Japanese troops have entered the German fortified po sition of Tplnstau, in the Klaoehou t territory. Ceremonies, Including me morial services 'for the dead; *Oro p held. The siege of Tsingtata *ede4 Nov. 7. LORD ROBERTS - DIES IN FRANCE Noted British Field Marshal Succumbs to Peinmonia. LONGED TO SEE INDIA, ARMY Retired Commander Suffered Severe Chill Last Thursday and the End. Came Two Days Later-For Several Years He Had Been an Ardent Ad vocate of Compulsory Military Service. London. Nov. 16.-Field Marshal Earl Roberts died in France from pneumonia. A telegram from Field Marshal Sir John French, commander of the British expeditionary forces on the continent, apprised Earl Kitchener, secretary of state for war, of the death of England's great soldier. The tele gram read: "1 deeply regret to tell you that Lord Roberts died at S o'clock Saturday evening." London was stunned when the war bureau made public this news: "Bobs"-Lord Roberts-hero of the South African war and retired field marshal of the British forces, the mil itary idol of the generation, expired in France, where he had gone, in spite of his eighty-two years, for one last look at Tommie Atkins and the Indian troops in action-for one last smell of gunpowder on the firing line. "Your grief is shared by us who mourn the loss of a much loved chief," Field Marshal French tele graphed Lady Roberts in the name of the army serving in France. "As he was called, it seems fitter to the end ing of the life of a great soldier that lie should have passed away in the midst of the troops he loved so well and within sound of the guns." King and Queen Shocked. King George and Queen Mary, great ly shocked by the unwelcome news of Lord Roberts' sudden death, sent mes sages of condolence to Lady Roberts and her two daughters, Lady Aileen Mary and Lady Ada Edwina Stewart. Field Marshal Roberts suffered from a severe chill on Thursday and pneumonia rapidly developed. His great age greatly militated against his recovery. The veteran's devotion to the interests of the army, his hard work in this connection, and his seem ing good health had been the subject of comment since the beginning of the war. 1 The terrible dampness of the con tinental battlefield overwhelmed the aged veteran, who in younger days had withstood the scorching suns of India. and the rigors *of campaigning among the kopies of South Africa. Despite his age he had never ceased hard work since his nominal retire ment, and he often remarked he lived a rigorously abstemious life that he might reserve his strength for his country. During the past five or six years, when the German war cloud had been growing, he prosecuted an active campaign to persuade the na EBAUGH Is now paying the highest market prices for PULLED WOOL, SHEEP PELTS, etc. Bring in what you have to the wool-house. Listen to This!!! Let this sink in, for you will re member it later. We want to emphasize the fact that if you are going to do any kind of building Now is the Time YOU SHOULD DO IT WITHOUT DELAY. Conditions in the lumber trade will never be more favorable than at this moment, nor will they in the other sup plies needed. By putting up that building this fall you will effect a substantial saving over what it will cost a year from now. This is a friendly warning to our patrons and friends. The Thompson Lumber Company Phone 49, Malta, Montana tion to adopt a compulsory military service. His belief was that Great Britain required the training of the whole male population in arms. By speeches in parliament and ad dresses before meetings throughout the kingdom, he preached unceasingly and untiringly the necessity for the nation to have its- men trained in the r~ '.".entt at least of the soldier's work so that they could be called to arws quickly to defend the country against, invasion. Was Suspldleus of Germany. In private conversation he express ed the :ionvidtion thit Germnany: was planning. to 'shake wat on Great Brit ain When she found an advantageous momnOet and he believed that the sup posed menace of ivii war in Ireland was a factor'in aligning the Euro pean confiagratiolt. Lord Roberts commanded none of the arts of the orator and usually read his speech. His popular nick name "Bobs" implied no lack of per sonal dignity. Although only five feet three, a shade shorter than Field Marshal French, his figure and.bearig. were the embodiment of soldierly character. His home at Ascot was a modest, unpretentious villa. For society he had neither time nor inclination but he was the president of the Pilgrims club and presided over many of its gatherings. Field Marshal Roberts worked day and night for the welfare of the sol diers from the. outbreak of the war. He took the greatest interest in the Indians red issued an appeal for funds for their wounded and sick. He also made requests for sportsmen to con tribute saddles for the army, which brought a ready response. He made other requests for the loan of field glasses to officers during the war and he wrote personal letters of thanks to contributors. One of his last speeches was made at a review of a battalion of volun teers. when he referred sarcastically to young men who played football and cricket at this crisis. London papers review at length the splendid career of Lord Roberts and pay eloquent tribute to his quali ties as a man as well as a lighter. CATTLE KILLING RESUMED Every Animal Slaughtered Individually Inspected. Chicago, Nov. 17.-Slaughtering of live stock of the Chicago Union Stock Yards was resumed after a nine-day quarantine placed by federal and state authorities because of the prev alence of foot and mouth disease. Only animals passed by state and federal veterinarians as free from the contagion and shipped in from dis tricts where the disease has not been reported are allowed to be killed. Each animal must be pased individual ly by an examiner. RUSSIANS NEARING CRACOW Petrograd Reports Austrian Emperor Has Appealed to Kaiser. London, Nov. 16.-A Petrograd dis patch to the Post says: "Cracow is momentarily expecting the arrival of the Russian troops and the Austrian emperor has dispatched an appeal to the Germans to send reinforcements at all costs. The noncombatants have been remoyed from the fortified area and the inhabitants generally are fleeing from the country. "The Russians are now within one march of Cracow from the east, where the defenses are less formidable than on the north side, toward Russia."