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Saturday, July 26, 1919.
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
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
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.
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.
Established 1890
508 Central Avenue
$5.00 DOWN
$1.00 WEEKLY
Buys this beautiful style
four Victrola and six ten
inch double records (twelve
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.
"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.
Will Offer Resolution in Legisla
ture Calling on Congress for
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.
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
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
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
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.
One Night, Saturday, July 26th
flir V /
lhHi£ Greatest $ucce$$
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.
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.
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*
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.
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
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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.
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.
"How are the life preservers on this
boat ?"
"Fine. I've just had three—as good
as I ever drank."
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
Hayakawa in "The Man Be
neath," showing at the Alcazar

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