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BUTTE—Tonight: Unsettled, snot Tomorrow: Unsettled; snow. 4, NO. 310 WEATHER FORECAST MONTANA—Partly cloudy east, rain or snow west portion tonight; Wednesday unsettled; probably rain or snow. _ BUTTE MONTANA. TUESDAY. JANUARY 2, 1917 PRICE FIVE CENTS. WITHDRAW PERSHING'S TROWS AND SEND FLETCHER S AMBASSADOR TO MEXICO NEXT STEP IN WILSON PLAN ic ^arrs come with lENfef'RTUREOFTHE RAN ZA REPRE SENTATIVE isador Arredondo Departs Tonight for txico City Despite His Denial That He Was to Be Withdrawn Is Current That First Chief Has Deter d to Withdraw the Ambassador-Desig j as Indication of His Displeasure Over Ac of American Members of Joint Commis in Demanding Decision on Agreement >ut Delay. lington, Jan. 2.—The sending of Henry P. Fletcher >st at Mexico City as American ambassador and _idrawal of the American troops are expected ?the next developments in the Mexican situation. ] confirmation or comment is being withheld at this jhe outcome is bound up with the decision of Gen irranza's latest communication in regard to the pi which gives indications of being of such a nature 'to close the negotiations. It is understood it will iffected by the absence of General Carranza's am br, Mr. Arredondo. br, Mr. Arredondo. BDONDO IS hY CALLED HOME Jan. 2.—Ellseo Arre neral Carranza's ambassa ate here, said good-bye to ['Lansing today and will de bt for Mexico City. Ramo [ Carranza ôpnsul general at will be In charge of the If The reason for Mr. Arre rture has not been made cently denied he was be |wn. eral Carranza sent his re for modification In the rawn by the Amerlcan am miss Ion, It was reported pld withdraw' Mr. Arredondo of his displeasure at the he American commissioners final decision on the by Dec. 26. rer His Denial. dondo denied then that he withdrawn, and declared j left Washington it would be I with his chief as he did re formation about his depar enled at the Mexican em it was said a statement [Igsued later. various undercurrents i official circles today which nblance of color to reports [relations with Mexico were sing strained. Henry P. f recently confirmed as am to Mexico, but who never ^to his post, had an engage nfer with President Wilson jFthe day, and the American ners held a long session General Carranza's reply quest for either a ratlflca repudlatlon of the Atlantic col. dondo Is General Carranza's has represented the de nment here longer than any decessors. Lansing said he did not that Mr. Arredondo was •rmanently, but that he has 1 to Mexico City on business. ntinued on Page Ten.) :h accuses the other CON BUCKLEY MURDER _ jg Declares John M. Shoi Victim of Christ Night Holdup and Rhys ts That Stagg is Re ile. Inquest Indicates oroner Lane this afternoon _he theory of the authorltlea : 'Buckley waa fatally wounded morning during a row I of Jock Hawke'a saloon on Gaylord streets. John H. . Tom Stagg, arrested by the [holding up Harris Brothers' night* ago, sat in County Jackson'* office, each accu* of killing Buckley. Rhys with whom he ltved, told [be hod shot Buckley in Stagg said Rhys told him I beat forcod to .shoot Buck [bolding op another mao. 1 that ha was promt whoa , wowaded, Stage. however. MH KOI ITTEM PUBLIC HEARINGS Committee Begins Action on Wilson Plan to Supplement Adamson Law. Washington, Jan. 2.—Publlo hear ings were begun today before the sen ate interstate commerce commission on President Wilson's recommenda tions for railroad legislation to sup plement the Adamson law. Including provision for arbitration and legisla tion to prevent strikes or lockout* while a dispute was under Investiga tion. For the railroads, former Senator Faulkner of West Virginia said they did not oppose the principles in volved In the president's recommen dations but might desire to make sug gestions as to details of bills. P. J. McNamara, vice president of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers, told the committee none of the brotherhood heads were here today and he did not at present know whether they would appear. Frank Morrison, secretary of the American Federation of Labor, said the organisation would oppose "any measure that carries compulsion of any character." Andrew Furuseth, representing the Seamen's union, said he expected to oppose any arbitration bill. Chairman Newlands said the com mittee hoped to conclude the hearings as quickly as possible and would not give more than two days to each side As the committee hearing began It waa said at the whtte house that the president was confident his program would be adopted at this session of congress and that an extra session would not be necessary. asserting that Rhys committed the rime with his gun which he had bor rowed and that Immediately after wards he changed hats with him to make Identification more difficult. The two men were arrested by the police for holding up the Harris sa loon at 601 East Mercury. Bottles of whiskey taken from the saloon were found In their possession, as 1 cheap watch taken that night from M. A. Anderson, a patron of the place. Both made conflicting statements and finally Stagg accused Rhys of the Buckley murder. This afternoon they confronted each other In the county attorney's office and the statement of each was written by a stenographer. Stagg asserted that after Rhys had told him he had shot a mail In a hold up. they got up early the next morn ing to get a newspaper and learn who waa shot and something of hi* con dition. Rhys made a similar state ment as to Stagg. (Continued on Page Ten.) --— r - ---- . A gray Sovercoat was found In Rhys Country s Crops for 1916 Are Worth Nearly Nine Billions Washington, Jan. 2—Almost nine billion dollars was the aggregate value of all crops of the country last year. In an estimate announced today by the department of agriculture, the exact value was set at $8,934,587,000. That was an increase of $2,165,989,000 over the value of 1915 crops and $2,867,206,000 over the average of the years 1010 to 1914. Texas held its lead as first state in value of its crops, but Illinois as second state in 1915 was displaced by Oklahoma. The other states of the leading ten in order over values of their crops were Nebraska, Georgia, Kansas, Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana and Ohio. Except North Dakota, every state showed increase in the value of its crops last year over 1915. HER PUNCH IN RELIGION IS LIKE FITZSIMMONS' IN RING MRS. "BOB" FITZSIMMONS, EVANGELIST. The former wife of the once premier pugilist begins a four-day religious cam paign in Butte thi» evening. Mrs. Fitzsimmons, who has the right to bear a title und is a descendant of the kings of France, says she is "going to rip Butte" in her sermons against evil. She loses her husband more than anything exeept her religion, she says, and declares that "Bob could have made a million if he were a vaudeville stage prize fight champion like Jess tVillard.'_ WHIRLWIND CAMPAIGN TO THROTTLE VICE IN BUTTE BY A W OMAN EV ANGELIST Mrs. "Bob" Fitzsimmons, Descendant of French Royalty, For mer Actress, Once Possessor of Priceless Jewels and Costly Gowns, ex-Wife of a Prize Fighter Whom She Loves More Than Anything Except Her Religion, is the Evangelist Who Says She Will Arouse This City. Wonderful Work That She is Do<ng for Unfortunates. "I am going to rip this town." That is the synopsis of a whirl wind four-day evangelistic campaign which starts in Butte tonight with the union prayer services in Butte churches under the leadership of Mrs Bob Fitzsimmons, wife of the former world's champion prize fighter. Mrs. Fitzsimmons is at the Thornton^where^she »™ved last evening. She immediately took steps to probe vice conditions in Butte. She intends to show Butte residents what is going on around them and to open their eyes to some things which they do not suspect. This wilt be directed at the ruination of young women, the white slave traffic and the improper attitude of men toward unchaperoned girls. She will be in B|itte four evenings and will speak at 7:30 o'clock tonight in the Lowell Avenue Methodist Episcopal church in South Butte. ' "My business for Jwui." She Is also making arrangements for th* cop version in Butte ot her hus hand, from whom she waa separated ^ yrar after shr i;uU the vaudeville stage and took up v.bAt she styles ' "My business for Jwui." She tells from the pulpit how her husband was won away from her by another woman and says that once her «Continued on Page Twelve. > IT HOLDS THE FORT IN FACE OF ALL OPPOSITION a Arizona Tangle Grows Worse as Each Executive Starts Business. HUNT APPOINTEES CAMP IN CAPITOL BUILDING Campbell Forces Set Up Shop in Phoenix Office Building as Headquarters. Phoenix» Ariz., Jan# 2. — When Thornes E. Campbell, governor-elect, went to the state house today to take over his duties Gov. G. W. P. Hunt, inoumbent, refused to surrender the office. Governor Hunt told Governor Campbell he could not reoognize Gov ernor Campbell's credentials. After a formal demand for possession of the executive offioes Governor Campbell withdrew and will maintain hie head quarters in a downtown office build ing ponding the outcome of legal pro ceedings to force Governor Hunt to give up the office. Strictly Formal. When Governor Campbell went to the capitol the executive chamber waa occupied, us usual, by Governor Hunt. The meeting between the two governors was strictly formul and the conversation was conducted princi pally by the attorneys. Governor Hunt replied to Governor Campbell's demand for possession of the office that he considered he had been elected to the office and could not recognize Governor Cumpbell's credentials. The Campbell forces then withdrew. Pro ceedings have been commenced in the supreme court to secure a writ of peremptory mandamus restraining Governor Hunt from exercising the functions of the office pending a de termination of the contest. The mat ter will be heard by the court Thurs day. Meantime Governor Campbell has appointed Malcolm Fraser, fdr merly secretary of the El Paso cham ber of commerce, to be his secretary. expected that ho will name a board of control today. All the Hunt appointees say they will not give up their Jobs. Some are arranging to set up light housekeep ing in their offices and remain con tinuously at the capitol. Each side will attempt to organize the legislature, which meets next Mon day. Hunt leaders claim that he will be able to force an adjournment pend ing the contest, but this is denied by the conservative democrats. The postoffice department has ruled that mails addressed to the governor of Arizona shall be delivereed to Gov ernor Campbell but that mail ad dressed to Governor Hunt shall go to him at the capitol. by It to ^ u ^ ^ here ^ to permlt Tur j cey to enter a peace conference a« TURKEY REPUDIATES THE GUARDIANSHIP OF POWERS Action Taken to Enable Her to Enter Peace Negotiations as a Power. Washington, Jan. 2.—American Am bassador Elkus has forwarded from Constantinople an article from i semi-official newspaper in the Turk ish capital giving the text of Turkey's repudiation of the guardianship of the great powers which was created by the treaty of Paris of 1856 and the treaty of Berlin of 1878. One of the motives of the répudia nn entirely Independent power. The United States will take no ac tion In the matter, as this country was not a party to either treaty and does not consider that its rights are more particularly Involved through this specific action than through the whole general Turkish situation. The significance of Turkey's repudi ation of the treaties ot Parts and Ber lin, officials here believe. Is a ques tion entirely dependent on the outcome of the war. WILSON STILL HAS HOPE FOR PEACE EFFORT His Next Step is Undecided. Senate Postpones Endorse ment Resolution. ENTENTE POWERS APPROVE DRAFT OF NOTE TO U. S. Reply to Wilson Peace Message May Be Handed to Ambas sador Tomorrow. Washington, Jan. 2.—Senator Hitch oock's resolution to have the senate _ ,. , endorse President Wilsons peace note was discussed in th. sonate today and action was postponed until tomorrow by unanimous consent. President WII- ! son ha. not decided on his next step.| It became known on unquestionable authority today that he has not given up hope that beneficial results may come out of the preeent negotiations. Secretary Lansing said today that the English text of the entente reply to Germany's peace proposals probably ould be forwarded to the central powers today without waiting for the official French text. That will be sent direct to the centrai powers by the American embassy in Paris. FRANCE AND BRITAIN HAVE AFPROVED DRAFT OF NOTE TO WILSON London. Jan. 2.—The final draft of the reply of the entente to President Wilson's peace note, which already has been approved by France and Great Britain, has been forwarded to Italy and Russia and, as no changes have been suggested thus far from those nations, it is not improbable the note will be delivered to the American ambassador in Paris, William G. Sharp, within a short time. It is un derstood here that the note may pos sibly be handed to Mr. Sharp tomor row. However, Belgium made her request at the last moment that the statement of her case be added to the a , . . . reply to the central powere, and Him!-1 lar additions or delays may occur in the case of the note to President Wilson. In its present form the reply Is about the same length as the note to the central powers and has the same characteristics of general and guarded language. One of the most important points is a differentiation between peace among the present belligerents and such future arrangements as may be made for permanent peace, the purpose being to show neutral up holders of a future permanent peace that this is attainable. HEAVIEST BLOWS OF THE BALKAN BATHES Von Mackensen Going Ahead. Now Threatens Flank of Moldavia Defense. THE WAR SUMMARY. In none of the important fight Inq fronts except the Rumanian are there more than perfunctory activities by any of the belligerents. In the Ru manian war theater, however, the cur rent reports Indicate that some of the heaviest blows of the war are being struck by Field Marshal von Macken sen's armies. The Teutonic attack is being pressed in strong forces all along the curving front from northern Moldavia to the Danube. At the latter point the bridgeheads protecting Bralla on both sides of the river are being assaulted, (Continued on Page Ten.) MOB MOVES COUNTY SEAT TO RIVAL TOWN BY FORCE Sheriff, Unable to Prevent' Change in Seat of Govern ment, Wires Oregon Gov ernor for the Militia. Re quest Declined. Salem, Or©., Jan. 2.—Gov. James Withycomb© today declined a request from öherlff Ira Black of Jefferson county that he send a company of Oregon militiamen to recover county records taken by force in a raid yes terday by a party of about 100 Madras people from Culver, county seat of Jefferson county, and carried to Mad ras, which claims it is the county seat as the result of a recent election. The Madras party was led by W. 8. O' Renn, a Portland attorney. It Is alleged some of the raiders were armed. Several newly-elected county |AT JOINT SESSION STATE LAWMAKERS HEAR COV. STEWART Both Senators and Representa tives Speak Well of Bien nial Message. LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY BEGINNING ITS ROUTINE Farmer Members in Evidence. Already Planning Program of Legislation. Special to the Post. Helena, Jan. 2.—Members of the . .. . - senate and house this afternoon heard Gov. Sam V. Stewart read his biennial message at a joint ses sjon he ,j jn (he ha „ of representa . ___.^, Tu £ ______ lives at the capitol. The floor con tained a number of state officers and guests not members of either law-making body and the galleries were packed with spectators, many of whom were women. The governor's message was well re ceived. Portions of it were applauded, and every word of it seemed to com mand earnest attention. Both senators and representatives, regardless of party, spoke well of the message later in the day, many of them compliment ing the governor on the recommenda tions he had made. Shaping Up Committees. While little in the way of business was transacted by either senate or house today, it may be said that the fifteenth legislative assembly is get ting down to routine. Not until the committees are named, however, can the regular grist be turned out. It is yet problematical when these com mittees will be named. Speaker J. F. O'Connor this morning made the sug gestion from his desk that members call on him at his room at the Placer hotel and inform him as to the com mittees on which they particularly de sire to serve. While it will be lm possible to accommodate all in their de , he spwaksr says that lt wtu h . the members on 'he e they can be of the his «ini to ptjic* committees most service. To Name Them Soon. A member of the senate committee un committees this afternoon said that it might be several days before the senate committees were announced. In the house particularly there is rivalry in respect to some of the more im portant committees. It is always a difficult task to make these appoint ments and until they are made busi ness must be delayed. The senate did no business today, further than to adopt temporarily the rules of the senate of the fourteenth assembly. Later on other rules may be put into use. The senate adjourned Pnge Tweh OF AMERICAN DIPLOMAT Mrs. Grace Duggan, Formerly Miss Hinds of Alabama. Be comes Lady Curzon. London, Jan. 2. -The marriage ot Earl Curzon of Kedleston nr.d Mrs. Grace Elvina liu&gan took place priv ately in London today. A small luncheon party followed. Lord Curzon, a member of the Prit ish war council and formerly viceroy of India, waa a widower. His first wife, Mary Victoria, daughter of the late Levi Z. Leiter of Chicago, died in 1906. Countess Curzon. a native of Alabama, is the eldest daughter of the lute J M unroe Hinds, formerly Amer ican minister to Brazil. Her first hus band was Alfred Duggan of Ruenoi Aires. officers are said to be Madras sym pathizers. Sheriff Black telegraphed the gov ernor, in part, as follows: "Mob of about 100 came to Culvei and forcibly removed county offic« equipment and records from Culver to Madras without any court order. Could not prevent without great danger ol life. Sheriff-elect has no bond ap proved and 1 have not been checked out of office. Want militia assistance to return books and equipment. Mot was armed." The answer said the governor's of fice could do nothing, as the mattei would have to be decided in the courts W. P. Meyers, who was distric attorney until yesterday, telegraphec Attorney General George Brown ask ing if he could take any legal step* against the raiders. He was informée he had passed out of office and coule do nothing. His successor, it i claimed, is a Madras sympathiser.