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Saturday, July 26, 1919.
■j y TO ROT IN ORDER TO KEEP PRICES OP So Say Butte Witnesses Before State Committee Investigat ing Living Costs. * Commission Men, Food Admin istration and Booth Commit tee Are Roasted. Butte, July 25.—Charges of brihery, reference to Montana's food administra tion as a "fake" and the allegation by a \ witness that Butte's food inspector was dismissed because he enforced the law. together with announcement of the mas ter bakers of a 25 per cent increase ef fective at once in the price of bread, were features today of the investigation by the Montana efficiency commission into the cost of living in Butte. Dr. W. C. Matthews, former city phy sicain, testified that Butte commission men permit carloads of fruit t<5 spoil in order to maintain prices. He exhibited photographs which he said showed 18 carloads of fruit being permited to stand and rot in June and July, 1918, because market prices were not satisfactory to commission men. "I appealed to the food administra tion," said Dr. Matthews, "but they did nothing, absolutely nothing. "I went to Helena five times to try to rectify this condition. On one occa sion I rode to Helena with Senator Booth's legislative committee and asked them if they had investigated the com mission men. I was told: 'Why, they are the fellows we were told to lay off of.' " Questions by County Attorney Jack son brot the reply by the witness that Representative Muth of Lewis and Clark comity was the one who made this statement. The witness said hetried to have an ordinance passed compelling packing plants in Butte to sell only government inspected meats but that he failed. Dr. Matthews said he "suspected" $30,000 was distributed among "the city fathers by a butchering plant." Mrs. Joseph Lutey, who said she was appointed by the government during the war to make weekly reports on food prices told the commission "the Montana food administration was the biggest fake in the northwest" and that Food Ad ministrator Atkinson made little if any effort to enforce war-time food regula tions. She testified that the Ryan Fruit company made profits in Butte of $SJS, 000 last year. Mrs. Margaret Rosza said that com mission men never permit prices to slump and that some cars of food la beled "perishable" have been standing on the tracks since July 7. She said a city food inspector was discharged be cause he tried to enforce the law. William Lutey, manager of a chain of retail stores, denied the existence of a "ring" or combination in restraint of trade and said nearly all retailers have been operating at a loss in recent months. The master bakers of Butte present ed the efficiency commission with a for mal statement this morning announcing their intention of raising bread prices "probably" 25 per cent. This is made necessary, by increased cost prices, they declared. To Hold a Hearing on Discriminatory Wool and Pelt Rates Special to The Daily Tribune. Helena, July 25.—Hearing on adjust ment of rates to remove existing fourth section discriminations will be held in Chicago, July 31, on rates on wool, mo hair, hides and pelts from points in all western states, bounded by the Rockies BMI to the coast, according to word re stored here today by I nited States rfljfway administration officials. THE FORCE OF HABIT. Already restaurant proprietors are Ç'inting announcements that on New ears' Eve they will sell nothing but BO-cent nut sundaes after 0 o'clock. Kids—See the Tiger Trail, showing at the Alcazar today. KOPS PIANO HOUSE Established 1890 508 Central Avenue SPECIAL VICTROLA OFFER $5.00 DOWN $1.00 WEEKLY Buys this beautiful style four Victrola and six ten inch double records (twelve selections) $30.10 FuR THE OUTFIT Just the Instrument to take camping with you—use it this summer on your vaca tion trip and later on if you wish, we will accept it at full value in exchange for a larger size Victrola. Kops Piano House 508 Central Ave. FIRST PARIS RACE IN FIVE YEARS WON BY ENGLISH HORSE V mm "Galloper Light" with H. G. Hulme up. For the first time in five years the Grand l'rix de Paris, turf classic of France, was run recently. President Poincare of Franco, Premier Clemenceau and notables of other nations saw the event. "Galloper Light," an English horse owned by M. de Rothschild, won the race. H. G. Hulme rode the winner. HAVE SOLDIERS SENT Tl Will Offer Resolution in Legisla ture Calling on Congress for Assistance. Special to The Daily Tribune. Butte, July 25.—Millions, hundreds of millions worth of timber, human lives and valuable herds of stock are doomed by forest fires unless soaking ruins of long duration comes at once or the gov ernment sends soldiers to conquer the blare, according to Lieut. Gov. W. W. McDowell, who has just returned to Butte from his ranch at Bonita, in the region of the Missoula national forest. Acting on suggestions of forest rang ers. and in accordance with his own per sonal knowledge, the lieutenant gover nor says that during the first half hour of the special session of the legislature convening in Helena next Thursday, he will offer a resolution asking the war department to send at least 1.000 sol diers to combat the timber flames. "All western Montana" says Gover nor McDowell, "is dry as tinder and fires are burning in every direction. Moun tain tops are hidden by dense smoke. At night the flames may be seen licking the timber slopes or jumping from can yon to canyon and fire fighters are lack ing. The situation grows more acute every minute. Not plone are the vast values in timber threatened but human life and cattle herds are endangered. The government spent millions to build up the first reserves. Is that work of years at enormous cost and with much potential value for th<' future to be blot ted out without an effort to save it? The soldiers are the last resort, instant ac tion is needed with a thousand soldiprs, trained men, and plenty <>f them the fires might be conquered in a week." | In his resolution Mr. McDowell says he will recommend that soldiers be paid the same wages ns civilian fire fighters, and he feels confident that Moutana's delegation in congress will appreciate the menace and also will take steps to secure relief. While he appreciates that fire fight ers so far have done their best, but a score of men can be secured, while thousands are needed. Harvesting Machinery Is Bringing in Heads Instead of Sheaves Géraldine, July 25.—The combines and headers are doing their best to make sweet music in the grain fields west of town, with yields ranging from 2 to 5 bushels per acre. H. D. Myrick harvested about 25 acres that yielded about 10 bushels per acre. This tract consists of both turkey red and Montana 30. Jos. Whalen has harvested 250 acres from which he expects to thresh around 1,000 bushels. Mr. Whalen does not ex pect to seed any wheat this fall, arid will sell his wheat at «levator prices to those needing seed. From all reports W. P. Kvnett has tie banner crop of the Square Butte bench. It is estimated that it will yield from 15 to 20 bushels an acre, and that he will thresh around 2,000 bushels. He suffered some hail loss. Jack Hall in Helena Improved in Health Helena, July 25.—Jack Hall, of Har lowton, formerly a member of the state railroad commission, is at the Placer for a short time, en route to the coast where he hopes for health betterments. Dr. O. M. Lanstrum, attending physician, is permitting only the members of Mr. Hull's family and a few intimate friends to visit him. He has been in unfavor able health for some time past, but now is feeling somewhat improved. PARK SM N M BEE ROUTE Roe Emery, Head of Rocky Mountain and Glacier Transportation Companies, Promises Auto Line Thru Great Falls When Road Is Ready; Belit tles Forest Fire Danger. Paik to-park automobile stages, oper ated by the (.«lacier and l'ell .wstone transportation companies, will travel thru Great Falls just so soou as the Y-G Bee lino thru Neihart is ready for travel, Roe Emery, president cf the Glacier Park Transportation company promised during a visit to this city Fri day tfternoon. Mr. Emery, who is also president of the Rocky Mountain Parks Transporta tion company, operating in Eûtes Park. Colorado, advocated the same degree of exploitation and scenery jidvcrtising on tlie pnrt of Mtntanaus s° is found among the residents of Colorado. The tourist business will be one o" the b'iggest sources of income in this state within a few years if it :s not ignored, Mr. Emery predicted. Boast, Emery Urges. "Advertise your state, tell the people what you have here and attract the hundreds of tbo isands of travelers who now come as far west as Colorado and then turn back toward their _ eastern homes," Mr. Emery urged. "Why, this overplaying of forest fires in this state is costing hotelmen and merchants thousands of dollars wnich would V spent by tourists who, unaware of west ern conditions, are led to believe their lives are in danger if tney travel in this country und they give up contemplated trips to Montana p8rks," the visiting of ficial declared. He said that there wan not the slightest danger of fire to tour itss entering the Glacier national paik, as the residents of Montana know, hut that (50 per cent of the park tourists were «chool teachers and stenographer« who know nothing of the Rocky inoun tarn conditions. Makes 1600-Mile Trip. Pressure upon the department of the interior must be -xorted by M ntanana interested in the tourist business lief >re the read between the Yellowstone and Glacier national parks is ia satisfactory condition, he declared. Upon leaving Glacier park, following his visit to this section last month, Mr. Emery traveled 1000 miles by autimobi! î from Glacier park to Denver and the worst roads he encountered it. his entire trip were in TWO GIVEN FINES IN POLICE COURT One on Charge of Speeding and Other for Irrigating on Wrong Day. Carl J. Erickson. charged with being intoxicated, and Joseph Thurber, a truck driver who was charged with violating the speed ordinance, were fined $•> each Friday by Police Magistrate George Raban. This proved one of the lightest days in police court in the past three weeks. City police made several arrests dur ing the day and last night. H. A. Tem pleton, lumber man, was taken into cus tody charged with irrigating his lawn on the wrong day. J. E. Evans, salesman, was arrested on the charge of speeding, as was Bon Gold, a merchant. All three were released on their own recognizance and instructed to appear in police court at 9:30 this forenoon. E. P. Lincoln, merchant, was arrest ed and charged with speeding, he being released on his own recognizance and instructed to be in court at 3 this after noon. REALTY TRANSFERS Creat Falls Townsite Co. to Byrne Ä O'Xetll I-umbfr Co., lots 5 and 6 block 359, $G000. Mary V. Olson and Thomas Helay to Annie .T. Hull, land In sections 25 and 26-21-1 W„ $1. Mary E. Healy, et al, to Annia J. Hull, 160 acres in sections 23 and 26-21-1 W, $1. George Honeyman to Earl T. Clark, lot 13 block 492, $1. Merrlmac Cattle Co. to May C. Mc Donough, land in 4-16-2 E., $1. GRAND OPERA HOUSE One Night, Saturday, July 26th "AN OVATION" CHARLES FROHMAN PRESENTS *7 r:\ flir V / I e a 'OTIJ5»' SHNNE lhHi£ Greatest $ucce$$ THE HONOR 01 THE FAMILY PRICES—Lower Floor, $2.00; Balcony, $1.00, $1.50; Gal lery, 50c; plus tax. Children under 8 years not admitted. Mail Orders Now. Curtain at 8:30. Seat Sale Today eluded within the Blac'ifoot Indian rcsnr vaticn, le said. This stretch of road, 30 miles in length, is the only poor road over which the park-to-park cars travel and vviil form a poor link in any route running thru Gre;:t Fall.? to the iark, Mr. Emery pointed out. The Geysers-to Glaciers cars ir.ake the trip to Glacier from Yel lowstone, 200 miles, in 10 hours at the pres< nt time, traveling by way of Helena. Three hours of this time is spent in crossing the reservation, 30 miles. The roads from Choteau north are consider ably poorer than uny other stretch of the route, according to Mr. Emery. Colorado Gets Tourists. More than 200,000 travelers from thr east have journeyed to Colorado this year and only a small percentage of these tourists ha^e visited the Montana parks. This condition should be overcome and a big majority of the sightseers should be attracted to Yellowstone and Glacier parks, Mr. Emery believes. Yellowstone park will be visited by 70,000 persons this season, according to the visitor. This exceeds the record year of 1015 by nearly 20.000. A si.nilar condition prevails in 'ilacicr park and with the louble attracts«« to bring tour ists into Montana all that is needed to make this state the magnate for sum mer visitors is organized exploitation and boosting of scenic resources, Mr. Emery emphasized. Mr. Emery will attend a conference of Montana and Canadian good roads boosters to be held at Many Glacier hotel August 3 under the auspices of the local commercial club. Horace Albright, superintendent of the Yellowstone park, will represent the department of the interior at the conference. Auto Line to Canada. Mr. Emery expressed a hope to es tablish an auto line from the Glacier park to the Like Louise country in Canada and offer tourists un oppor tunity to travel by auto from Yellow stone to the Canadian Rockies. stopping at Glacier park enroute. It is his ulti mate desire to see tourists traveling by automobile from the Colorado parks to the Canadian mountains. All that is needed to bring about such a condition is road improvement in Wyoming and Montana, in the opinion of Mr. Emery. TAXICAB DRIVER HELD BY POLICE Harry Cramer Charged With Stealing Pair of Trousers and Small Change. Harry Cramer, 23-year-old taxicab driver, faces a charge of burglary, he having been taken into custody by Police Sergeant David McElliot early Friday morning as he emerged from the Arni ington hotel on Second avenue south, between Third and Fourth streets. Cramer is accused of having entered the room of Frank Donatte, proprietor of the Butte pool hall and soft drink parlor, and taken a pair of Donatte's trousers and some small change they ! contained, amounting to a little more than two dollars. Sergeant McElliott recovered the money. N'o date has been set as yet for ar- j raigning Cramer. Donatte is booked at the police station and held as a witness in the case. WILL THESE CALL AT HOME SERVICE? Home service is anxious to get in touch with the following people, their friends or relatives: Luan McDougall, Albert, (ïregori. Matt Thomas, Clara Golie, Luke Davy, Cortes K. Olmstead and Guy V. Smith. Home service has a letter from the old country for B. Fielder. Prid* has but two seasons—a forward spring and au early fall* CISE OF ULLEGED THEFT OF OUR COIL IIMill Court So Directs Jury in Action Against Underwood—Hale Case Dismissed. Special to The Daily Tribune. Fort Benton. July 25.—The trial of the State vs. H. M. Underwood on a charge of grand larceny, resulted today in a direct verdict of acquittal. At the close of the state's case, Attorney Wm. Myer, counsel for defendant, moved the court for a verdict of acquittal on the ground that the state haa failed to make out a case against the defendant, which motion was granted by the court. Ia this case the state had riled informa tion in May of this year charging the defendant and Frank 3rt. rfale with hav ing appropriated and sold a carload of coal belonging to the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway. The coal was al leged to have been taken from a car at Montague in this county. Evidence was introduced by the state tending to snow that the car of coal had been sold to Frank M. Hale, a coal dealer in Monta gue, and by Hale sold to the school dis trict. Daniel Johnson, a coal dealer of Montague, testified that the same car of coal had been offered to him, but that he declined to buy, because he knew it was company coal. Frank M. Hale; who was informed against in the same information with Underwood, demanded separate trial, Lut when his case was called, the informa tion was dismissed on motion of the county attorney, who stated that he could not produce any additional evidence in Hale's case that had not been pro duced in the Underwood trial. TRUSTEE'S SALE John Mieyr's Tea Store 520 Central Avenue Starting Monday, July 28th Will sell the complete stock regard less of cost. Everything must go and there will be many bargains. « * « Sale Conducted by Northern Montana Assn. of Credit Men a igarettes CAMEL Cigarettes meet your taste in many new and unusual ways. You quickly become fond of them—they are so refreshing and cool and fragrant. You see, Camels are an expert blend of choice Turk ish and choice Domestic tobaccos which guarantees the most delightful cigarette qualities that have ever been put into a cigarette. Your test will prove that you prefer the expert Camel blend to either kind of tobacco smoked straight. Camels blend not only frees the cigarettes from any unpleasant cigaretty aftertaste or any unpleas ant cigaretty odor but it assures that remarkable mellöw-mild-body ! And, you'll be interested to know that no matter how liberally you smoke Camels they will not tire your taste! Camels are a cigarette revelation! Prove that yourself 1 We suggest right here that you compare Camels with any cigarettes in the world at any price for quality and for satisfaction ! 18 cents a package Camela are »olderfrywhirt in ecientificelly »«a led pack ago* of 20 cigarette a or ten pack ages (200 c:ga rettes) m m glasame-paper-corered carton We atrongly recommend thia carton for the home or office aupply or when you trareJ. 1 J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO. WiastM-Stka. N. C. Newspaper Files Bring Necessary Data for Record Special to The Daily Tribune. Helena, July 25.—Searches of the files of the Helena Independent of 24 years ago to prove in an affidavit that Marie Clark was born »vhen she says she was, will bring her a French nobleman for a bridegroom. She is the daughter of W. J. Clark, an old time mining man of Helena. She wired here to T. A. Mar low to get a birth ^certificate in order to get a marriage license in London in accordance of the laws of Great Britain. She did not give the name of the French obleman. ; The birth certificate was ard to find until the files were searched atiently and affidavits necessary were orwarded by N. B. Holter and T. A. Marlow. Mendenhall Given Judgment for Work on Sun River Project Special to The Daily Tribune. Helena, July 25.—John Mendenhall, a sub-contractor for John Pearson on the Sun River irrigation project, won a suit in the federal court here today on a directed verdict, giving him damages for $4,300 and interest. Mendenhall sued for work which the engineer requested and was not in the contract. The last case on the calendar was not heard because of the failure of Dan Martea, sheepherder, to appear and an swer to charges of traspassing with sheep on the federal forest reserves. Martea wps out on bonds, failed to ap pear and his bonds of $100 were forfeit ed and a bench warrant issued. PLENTY OF BUOYANCY. "How are the life preservers on this boat ?" "Fine. I've just had three—as good as I ever drank." j , I j I NEW STATE HATCHERY AT EMIUNT RECEIVES FISH EGGS FOR HATCHING pecia! to Tlin Daily Tribune. Livingston, July 25.—The fish hatch cry ij ar Kmigrant, Park county, re coived today 250,000 native trout eggs fr-Tu the United State government spawning station at Yellowstone lake. The spawn will be hatched to the prop er si™.- for planting in the streams of the county, at the new state hatchery, which will bp under the supervision of two assistants recently appointed by J. II. Bronson, state superintendent of hatcheries. A residence for the keeper is soon to be erected by the state fish and game commissions and many other improvements will be made. The pres ent hatchery has a capacity of five mil lion fry, and will undoubtedly be en larged to meet the demand for fish fry in the eastern part of the state. The Park county hatchery is located on the route of the Yellowstone trail between Livingston and the Yellowstone park, and will be viewed by thousands of tour ists annually on their way to the park. The site covers 10 acres of land, and a large spring affords the water supply. The dedication of the new hatchery will take place the middle of August, at which time appropriate ceremonies will be held. A special train will be run from Livingston and Gateway City band will be engaged for the occasion. F. W. Nel son, deputy game warden, is chairman of the committee on arrangements. The people are manfesting a keen interest in the forthcoming celebration, and it is planned to make the occasion one bij holiday." Hayakawa in "The Man Be neath," showing at the Alcazar today.