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Published every evening ex cept Sunday by the Butte Daily Post company, 26 West Granite afreet, Butte, Montana. Entered as second-class mat ter Jan. 29, 1913, at the post office at Butte, Montana, under the act of March 3, 1879._ Subscription Rates Daily, one month........S Daily, one year, in advance 5.00 Semi-weekly, 12 months . 2.00 Branch Office« Anaconda .....203 Main Street Dillon .....13 So. Idaho Street Deer Lodge..Deer Lodge Hotel L P. McKinney, Special Agency le Fastern Advt. Agent, 334 Mfth Avenue........New York 122 S. Michigan Ave.. Chicago Telephones Business Office ...........*28 Editorial Rooms .........>015 Anaconda Business Office ............65 Change of Address ln Offering p.p« changed to otw *d (nil. mmtloo old tddto>> tl«o to tatutc ■lore prompt delhff?. Patron* will oblig* to company by reporting faulty delivery «I the paper. Malt« checks aud money orders payable to the Butt« Daily Post Company. Official Paper of the City of Butt« Th« Post is a Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations. MONDAY. JANUARY 1. 1917 THE FIFTEENTH Montana The membership o legislature includes 41 senators and represent»th en. The republicans have a majority of 17 in the senate while the democrats have three majority In the house. We have state senators galore. Wv have eight more than Ohio, although it has about seven times more voters than our state, and fiO per «ent m«*r« than Don noetic ut, with quite thre« times our population. Colorado get • long with 25 state senators; Wiscon sin has ::4. yet the city of Mil wanke« has quite as many people a« all Mon tana has. Montana's superfluous senators aie < 4 f, ve the result of n wrong ai ran gerne nt en lered into a the time v\ hen the state's constitution was made. The «hein* was to let ath county ha v e on e «un at or. one of these df y s the people will depart from this sen selea s ar rangement. However, the can vva 11 until the « ommonwealth ha ad aneed further in i ts development; the legia lative «ess i on that Is Ke» in« umlcr way will ha e enough to do in its deal ng with pit ssing proble ms and It can afford to let fee' era 1 eon Stltl tional bet terments vv lit. No distiiu the Issues vert up at th« time, h few weeks ago, v hei the mem •ers of the present iegi slat ure. exeept :he Jioldove r senators. w re hosen. In an unev en tfwl wav III JBt of the members vv* re th« «hole of the polit 1 al party that happen». Tn h«* ase of ea« h one, ti have local prt dom neme For one thing, the political « mnp< tlon of the body makes it plain t n good many voters who supported publicans for the state *.fIi »• s . la u Hughes. For all that, the democr engaged In serious - rapplnt. . *\ choie« Bp< oblem mak«? The session has a vexing finances to deal w ith—sour« « revenue must be j i . i«j« gond. In part th«* loss i r* ,,, suiting from prohibition. The x# >si«, w ould eurn high distinction w ere it tr arrange for the thorough revision « tax law and the methods «.I . srn. and levy. \nd It is hoped that tn »111 do somethin»-' for th< «M the state's unsatlsfa« bett t profess uppour thut In his annual per «'•»•I communication Governor St.- art "ill address the ladles ami gentle men" of the Montana legislature- its membership includes two women, om h demi , rat. the other a republl, a , That is new In Montana's legislativ, annals THE INFLUX OF GOLD ff the present inflow of gold tin ties the United State« may. «. time, have all the gfbld in the world. During the year that ended la«t night $684,700,000 In froid wan imported int*. this country. Production of gold out aide of the United State« can hardly reach such proportion«. Of courue, the Inflow of the . . , metal will not keep up. We needn't worry about that. We will bave enough »till Rome to «pure, no matter «hat «tw I ratle war amount a tn. «h.-T.,n «statin* In i:.., In the meantime those who maintain that cheaper gold apella higher living coats will have their inning. The fel lows who do not have the gold will not find much satisfaction in the fact that it is being hoarded here by oth ers. particularly when the hoarding means higher prices for every com modity. There have been instances in his tory when nations grew too rich for ! their own good. Yet nations are like 'individuals; they are perfectly willing I to take the chance. Very few of us could be convinced that the 1 nited States has yet reached the point where it lias tow mwh of a good t hing. TRY IT tin first i i enjov i — ht find dive gnm" about Moxii \ oar from today »tntux of f'arranz: tho year will he favor with tho frt iv of the new year, that sort of thins don In a guessing o. If he is alive a what will be the •« If Vill.-f survives or I 'arranza be in sident of the I'nited States, or will some other adventurer have taken the place of both of them'.' Is this to be the fourth 'ear, more or less, of Wilsonian watchful waiting, anil will these twelve months witness the laying of the foundations for a third term, as the result of the presi dent's continued adroitness in keeping ns out of war? There might he In cluded a guess as to the number of policies the president will have dur ing 1917 in his Mexican operations. Will the federal government spend as many tens of millions this year as was wasted last 'ear in the massing of soldiers on the border who were will ing to do their part but who rendered no valuable set*'ice? Make yot guesses and record them, just to se next year, how close you can come to Mexican facts, _ _ NO TRUCE IN SIGHT phr.u There appears to be n«> alternative— the belligerents must fight on until one side or the other is whipped complete submission. That seem* be the conclusion to be drawn from the statement issued by the allies; reads like an ultimatum. To be sure, some of the authorit ;t Washington are said to discover In he formal announcement an oppor unlty to continue the.dicker; certain e construed as leaving a possible opening for negotiation, If the central powers or the neutrals « hoo.se to take advantage of it. But the average observer is forced to con clude that the door is shut and barred. At the same time, some of the British omment published In today's Post p eaIs incisive criticism of the en ans A v itnl it en in the statement is that the p rs Ir the entente group, one and f 11. prop ose to hold t »gether, in loyal t tf the compact into which they entert «1 vhen the war star ed. That dispos es »f KO «sip. widely ei rrent \lur in« r tM-ei t VV eeks. to the •ffect that Russi h t.H b* en disposed o consider se parr te term s and that Ja pan is not enthu «las tic. O! Ust inet interest to American« is the s hor ragraph in the answer which de ils v 1th the neutra Is. It de «lares th t th • Germans, by their pro posai, se k ' t • deceive and mt imidate public <»J fini«. in neutral countries. VV hos» ihab tanta have «•ng since made up their minds w here the initial responnlt iütie li* and are ar too en lieht« led to f iv or the deals; ns of Ger many bV i b; winning the defense of huma bert al Initial cans 5 i onaibilitie: true, then ho help human « sident's British xs. publish«« rp criticism < "" nt ■ i resent er. Mop of rice "as In the presi nil ; theinaelv * ! I I settle that questlo entente ante, the «e <li«| oaed to avail aident Wilson s sug «iu.it«. unless it be that he wants undertake to persuade Germany to i render, to pay, to «ni ter retribution. a ill hardly do It; Germany must for herself. Mean vhile, R seems probable that, in des oration and with the chances mani ' festly against her. Germany will adopt ja fiercer policy than ever on land and , - u ink - slu dec ides now to yield Th.,t . ,.„m illw ,K,. ... ' ...mtitmm. ................ that our much-criticised secretary of state. Mr. Lansing, told It about right, after all. whan he made remarks about the increasing possibility that the I'nited States may become in volved in the war. HERE AND THERE. It in high time that righteousness should prevail. A thousand years o! toil and sacrifice may be required to absolve Europe of this awful sin.— Philadelphia Press. But the German people ore not sat isfied. More and more the strain of war lx telling upon them, and Berlin has seized the opportnuity presented by the Rumanian triumph to make peace overtures to its enemies.—New York World. The cemetery is the only purt of the small town that is sure of a steady, substantial growth.—Toledo Blade. ( if course we have the pbor alw ays with us. sometimes it looks like we have the rich always against us.—Dal las News. ( »Id saying used to be ** a diamond as big as a pigeon's egg." Now it's "an egg as big as a diamond." — Atlanta Geoi ginn. Lloyd George has crowded Asquith out. The grand old compromiser goes. —Chicago Post. Lloyd George's first duty, as the master of Britain's warlike destinies and grand organizer, through his more than special hold on the molders of public opinion, of sentiment in the whole empire, will be to reduce the effect of the German victory in Ru mania. - Boston Transcript. Secretary of War Baker has decided that the way to save Niagara Falls is to take the water away. It might work I »alias News. The l»lg things in this world have not been accomplished by the men who put in all their time hanging around the house.—Los Angeles Times. THIS DATE IN HISTORY JANUARY 1. 177*3 Norfolk, Va., burned by its ow n inhabitants rather than to provis ion the British warships stationed in its harbor. ITS7 Arthur Middleton, one of the signers of the Declaration of Inde pendence, died. 1806 The French republican calen dar abolished, and the Christian era and reformed calendar re-established. 1810 —Nine young ludics, being all that were marriageable in the town, were married at the same time at East Haddam, Conn. 1821» — Great Britain acknowledged the independence of the South Ameri can republics. 182!» TomaBso Snlvinl, greatest of Italian tragedians, born at Milan; died Jan 1, 1916, at Florence. 1869 President Lincoln proclaimed freedom of all slaves ip Confederate st rites. 1877 Sofia, Bulgaria, occupied bv the Russians. 1890 Robert Browning, famous English poet, buried in Westminster Abbey. 1899 Formal delivery of Cuba to the United States at Havana. 1901 Inauguration of the common wealth of Australia by Lord Hopetoun, first governor general. 1911 Beginning of the Mexican revolution; Francisco I. Madero, Jr., openly took the field against President Diaz. THE ANNIVERSARY IN THE EUROPEAN WAR JANUARY 1. 1915—British battleship Formidable sunk in English channel by German submarine, with loss of 500 lives. 1916 — Yaunde. German Kamerun, aptured by the allies. Austrian submarines cut off Monte negro's food supply. ODD EVENTS IN TODAY'S NEWS —- r USES JAIL AS LAUNDRY. ' '« -nlralia, Mo.—For the first time in 15 years Centralia is without a jail Arrest» were few and the city council t,:i * rented the Jail to a steam laundry? STILL EGGS ARE HIGH. Charleston, W. Yu.— Flossie is the name of a Rhode Island red hen ow by U. P: White, a farmer of Birch Run Kanawha county. She has laid an « vei v day for two months, each of whb-h is much larger than the ordinary egg. The last and largest of these measured inches the long way around and 7 inches in the other largest circumference. Flossie is thaï •ar old. MAKES MONEY EASY. Mu hat tan, Kan.- Ki Dorado is the oxt. lively town in Kansas, states E Fitzpatrick, who spent a day re nth ;« t the Butler county oil town. a Mr Gray of El Dorado bought -acre b ase months ago. for $80," sa Mr Fitzpatrick. "He'Bold one-half In terest in it a few weeks ago to u syndicate for *65,00«. Then he sold oth<1 h »l f Interest for *66.000. That I hlm *' *«.«««• tor an *80 Invest ment. The land is three miles west of - town, They are bating streets building new houses all ovei Dorado.'* and "1 then paid him $1 for fare from Dublin to my station, and said noth inK ttbout the 40 cents up to Dublin, * novv want to that fare, as It-ha« j'«^n load «n im- mind, and It lx I ?" ,h n "- b "* r, * h t that the road should PAYS FARE AFTER 5 YEARS Lu I >lln, Ga.— ftai u pasaenger train to Maron a woman recently paid the conductor 40 cents for a ride she took five year» ago. "This is for h ride I tool; and for which I never paid." she said. 1 got on the train and for some reason the conductor did not ace me until uftcr the train had left Dub it* STATE'S POPULATION STEADILY S HOWING Figures Taken From School Census Announced by State Superintendent. Helena, Jan. 1 .—Montana's popula tion is 648,346, according to the esti mate made yesterday by II. A. Davee, state superintendent of public instruc tion. There are 143.374 persons ■ the state of achool ape. Silver Bow county Is credited " 66,262 population. The figures for all the counties are as follows: Beaverhead, 9,288; Bi« Horn. 4.061 Blaine. 10,663; Broadwater, 4,761; Uar hon, 23,618; Cascade, 4.1.190; Chouteau, 16,918; Custer. 15,694: Dawson, 20,769; Deer Lodge, 20,860; Fallon, 12,619; Ker mis, 40,066; Flathead. 23,940: Gallatin. 20.689; Granite, 4,211; Hill. 22,586; Jef ferson. 6.116; Lewis and Clark. 22.808; Lincoln, 8.188; Madison. 9.80S; Meagh er, 7,787; Mineral, 2.592; Missoula, 27,034: Musselshell, 14,001; Park. 13, 064; Phillips. 9,862; Powell, 7.146; Prairie. 4,721; Ravalli. 14.027; Rich land. 14.164; Rosebud. 13,240; Sanders, 11.387; Sheridan, 23,241; Silver Bow. 66.262; Stillwater, 9,834; Sweettrras: 6,200; Teton. 13,790; Toole, 6.161; Val ley, 11.695; Wibaux, 4,506; Yellow stone. 32.041., Total 1916. 648.346 Total 1915, 597.806. LUKE M'LUKE SAYS Copyright, 1916, Cincinnati Enquirer u Every town has a lot of houses and a lot of girls that look as though they needed repainting. You may have noticed that the lad who likes to whine about what an ornery world this is always sticks around as long as he can, and the lad who knocks his home town never moves out of It. It is none of our business. Hut it ways sounds funnv to hear a mar ad man singing about the Land of the Free. fe shouldn't get mad when her husband accuses her of having mar ried him for his money. She should •gnrd the statement as a tribute to ?r good sense. The difference between the tight ;irts they wore last winter and the loose skirts they are wearing this win that this winter a girl doesn't to walk like «he was wading, man ever got very far by fol owing the advice he gave others. Nor did the others. Another reason why we have so many divorces is because couples take each other for Better or Worse instead of for Good. a Beauty Sleep improves looks, know some women who need one that will last about its lotig as Rip Van Winkles nap. Home of ps can't*'* stand prosperity. But most of us never get a chance to discover whether we can or not. Money talks. But even Money can't get the last word away from a woman You imagine that you are a Wise Fish. But some day you are going to run across a bait that will fool you, This would be Some World if we ere only half as good as we expect others to be. We always believed that Nature knew her business. If it is a sin to take a drink <»f beer on Sunday, is your thirst on the job on Sunday Just like it is on a week day? Don't holler because your prayer •e qpt always answered. Be thank ful that the prayers of your enemies also go unheeded. oman makes up her mind and then changes it because she doesn't like the looks of it. The Honeymoon usually blow the morning Honey bangs the shut in time to dodge the plate that Lovey threw at him. With some men Pay Day is an 1 dent. With others it is an Event. If you want Spring to get here in a hurry just sign a 90-day promissory note and Spring will get here in no time. Another reason why we have s< many divorces is because a girl usual l.v marries a rann just because she is afraid some other girl will. Any homely girl can .tell you that pretty things are useless. Love has Its ins and outs. First y fall in and then you have a faIli out. We may be wrong. But wo do believe that a fuzzy white dog vv ever intended to live in a town where soft coal Is burned. Most of us never think of easting nur bread upon the waters until it is so stale that we have no use for it <J*rf opinion is that If the women were shaped like the dames In the plates In the fashion magazines they would be in an awful fix. Father Imagines that he has his troubles. But Mother knows that if Father had to stay home and think up things to have for meals three times a day Father would be in the Booby Hutch. Our Daily Special. Keen If You Do Know It All. K It To \ ourself. Things to Worry About. There were only 37.f days in ihe v Names is Names. < Gurr liv es at FI* mingsbui'K. k\ NEW YEAR'S GREETING TO ALL CONGRESSMEN FROM THE SUFFRAGISTS Washington, Jan. l.—tn the mail or each representative and senator todav was " Postcard bearing New Year's greetings from the National Vmerican hunniKu association, md a verm- <•«,., talning these lines ; Aml what so good a gift can be As freedom ? Won t . ou set us I re, • "Vote for the federal amendment." Suffragists held a reception at the new todav "' ad,|U "' , * r * l,f «he assoeiulion posses mi mill Postoffice Robbers in Battle With Deputies in California. Riverside, Col., Jan. 1.—Sheriff F. P. Wilson with a posse of deputies left j her« today to reinforce n posse of 100 citizens in charge of Charles S. Ran ger, postoffice inspector, guarding ro try around are ; and beating the coun- | Hemet for four robbers blew the postoffice safe at San Jacinto, 40 miles southeast of here, early Friday morning and escaped with $000 in «ash and about $1.400 in stamps. First news came here today of a revolver fight Saturday night between Ranger, with three officers, and the four robbers who were surrounded In a barn near Hemet after they aban doned a stolen automobile Two of the robbers, the officers re ported. came from the barn with their hands raised in sign of surrender, but the other two from behind them opened fire on the officers, and the four escaped after one of their num ber was wounded. A package con taining $400 worth of stamps, torn by a rifle bullet, and a sack containing $60 were dropped by the men in their flight. A pool of blood was found in an orchard where the robbers made a stand. AM USEME NTS KINCAID KILTIES HAVE SPLENDID OFFERING IN PANTAGES PROGRAM Charming, high class and original is the splendid Scotch offering carried through by the famous Kinkaid Kilties In the present great Pantages vaude ville show at the Broadway theater. Every feature of this revue, for re vue it really is. has the sort of delight for an audience that always causes In stant demand for more of the same. There are song, comedy and dance in this act that certainly are attention - orn pel ling. The Klnkaid Kilties carry their own scenic effects and that gives their of fering a distinctiveness all its own. The Kinkaid Kilties number a con siderable company, in fact one of the largest organizations of the kind known to vaudeville. is AT THE EMPRESS. The new bill which went on at the Empress yesterday afternoon Is one the classiest and best ones seen here. The Juvenile Six. consisting of three pretty, talented and graceful girls and three good looking young lads, have h number that is making big hit. There is fine dancing, good singing and It is splendidly staged. For a Butte audience Maggie Le Claire's number is particularly good. She puts on the typical witty Irish lady with her mannerisms, her innate fun and the natural portrayal of the part together with some of the Irish songs so dear to the Irish heart. She is clever and a whole show by herself. The playlet ''The Politician," in troducing the woman candidate for ill be another number ap preciated in Butte. May and Kilduff in "The Sheriff" have some local hits that take well, although at the expense of some of our prominent local people. Today there will be three evening performances, at 6:30, 8 and 9:80 o'clock. The hilj deserves crowded houses at every performance. NEW CHILD LABOR LAW IN SOUTH CAROLINA WORKING Columbia, S. C„ Jan. I.—South Caro lina's new child labor law prohildt iiiR the employment of children under 14 years of age in the textile estab lishments went Into effect today and employment of about 2.400 children automatically ceased, according to figures of tho state department of agriculture. The old law made the minimum age limit for employment 12 years. The Metropolitan Market, 119 East Park, has purchased off the game war <lent two elk. Elk meat on sale all next week— Adv. Get it at Colberts.—Adv. Allen & Darnell can SUIT Orton Bros., pianos and organs.—-Adv. SURSCRIBE FOR THE POST CURRENT ATTRACTIONS AT BUTTE THEATERS Vaudev —Today Hai tmnn ANSONIA ille and Moving Pictures and tomorrow. Gretchen in "The Love Thief." AMERICAN Moving Pictures—Today and to moirow, Mane Doro in "Oliver Twist." ORPHEUM Moving Pictures—Today and to morrow, Charlie Chaplin ip "The Pawnshop." LIBERTY Moving Pictures — Today, "The Blue Envelope Mystery;" tomor row. "Polly Put the Kettle On." EMPRESS Hippodrome Vaudeville — Today tomorrow, Mr. Wilaon and company in "The Politician" and five other acts. BROADWAY Pantages Vaudeville—Today and tomorrow, The Great Leon and five other acts. arid j ; | ; | j | w I ap3 PPINE// lo you and Ijouuii m Our Sincerest Uluh § Tbrlhe New y«ar | A I Ga ,Of\ I 917 \ May It Bring to| Everyone of | Good Cheer 1 Prosperity | —Sincerely and earnestly the Lander Furniture 5 end Carpet Company hopes that 1917 will bring | a full share of prosperity to the homes of every | resident of Montana. § 5 * To you who are our steady and appreciative 5 Customers, and to our thousands of other 5 friends we wish one and all | A Very Happy I New Year Bin i RIPPLING RHYMES By Walt Mason. THE NEW YEAR The New Year's knocking at the dooi ; we greet hin), with a smile. Oh, hang your hat upon the floor, sit down and stay a while!" The Ne» Year fills us all with hope of blessings we may share; and yet. accord, ing to the dope, such hopes are all a snare. Remember how, a year ago, we welcomed sweet Sixteen, and how our mouths worked to and fro, with smiles that were serene? And then it brought financial wreck to many weary gents; potatoes sixty cents a peck, and eggs at fifty cents. It brought us drouth, H. C. of L., more war across the seas; but why, fair reader, should we dwell on painful things like these? The New 'ears hanging round-the place; come in, New Year, come in; to greet you with a gloomy lace would surely be a sin. Cojne in, what :wc you waiting for? We welcome you with songs; perhaps you'll put an end to war, and regulate all wrongs. Perhaps you'll bring the hungry kid a biscuit or a roll, equip the widow with a lid, Unfreezing man with coal. Perhaps you II scourge the soulless crew that speculates in wheat, and split the robber cost in two, on things the poor folk eat. Come in New itai. the latchstrings out, we welcome you some more; just make vourscll at home, old scout, slide down our cellar door. **>/*•/ w Ujlc with Heal your sick skin ihe Resinol treatment for skin troubles is not an exfitri men/. Doctors have pre scribed it for over twenty years, foreoema, ringworm, and similar itching, burning, unsightly eruptions. Ke!,n<>l ° immen ' because it usually needed ' Ip F* "V ' " lr ® '9* vln k «he patient inucli mceTi.r a * n< » fest — *hd rapidly removes all mav K. d ! st , res *"'k eruption. Resinol Ointment e .«flv h irrirf d d [ te y ° n mtn ,h * moM «Mitive, tasil)-irritated skin. Résine RMlnoBDlstnentis *© nc col ored Mittt tanb»u*e<i or necl: or fetob without sttr* due attention. Re.hiol Soar the Resinol medication, n excellent for the comply hair. Retinol Ointment am Soap are aoH by all drussi