BUTTE—Tonight: Generally fair.
Tomorrow Generally fair.
MONTANA—Fair tonight and Sunday»
colder tonight southeast and warmer
north central port ions.
VOL. 5, NO. 6.
BUTT E MONTANA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 6. 1917
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
OUS E COMMITTEE WILL READ TICKER TAPE TO LOCATE PEACE NOTE LEAK
ep. G. ;<iner Says He Will Prove by Market Figure* That Wall St. Had Prior Information
OBERS LOOK INTO
CTTVITIES OF REPORTERS
FOR FINANCIAL JOURNALS
. Harrison, of Rules Committee, Declares
is Belief That Certain Newspapermen
Broke Faith With Lansing.
ret&ry of State Will Give His Views of Al
ged Leak on Monday—Tumulty Also Will
c a Witness—Gardner Advocates Seeking
formation From President as to Identity of
11 Persons Who Knew of the Peace Note Be
re It was Made Public.
ashington, Jan. 6.—At today's hearing on Represent
Wood's resolution for investigation of whether there
stock market leak on President Wilson's peace note,
rend turned to investigation of Wall street ticker
ces which supply news "tips" to brokerage houses,
en men employed by the Wall Street Journal and
al News of America, which furnishes service to an
Wall street newspaper, Financial America, were
naed and ordered to bring their records with them,
gers of the two telegraph companies also were sub
til to bring all dispatches sent to the two papers by
Washington correspondents on Dec. 20, the day of
rket crash. They are also required to bring their
tapes. Representative Harrison, democrat, of the
J ttee, declared he believed the so-called leak was
~h the representatives of those two publications,
ith several newspaper men had been informed con
iallyjby Secretary Lansing that morning that a note
~en dispatched to Europe. Mr. Lansing, however, at
time declared the note did not concern peace and
" not discuss its contents.
"sentative Gardner put into the j
today a dispatch sent out over
Jones & Co. ticker forecast
"ace note ten hours before the
published. He declared that
of stock market fluctuations at
i time when compared with the
! dispatches would prove there
ardner said he placed both
Lansing and Secretary Tu
ntirely above suspicion.
ansing to Appear.
-nsing will appear before the
ee Monday without subpena.
"ulty will also appear volun
"there to be called are John
d Henry E. Eland of the Wall
ournal and W. A. Crawford,
Knorr, Jr., A. L. Geiger,
iM. Shepard and A. M. Jamie
"loyes of the Central News of
ch to Tell of Deals.
ion by Representative Camp
blican, to have the New York
cago stock exchanges notify all
fathers to preserve their sale
Dec. 10 to Dec. 23 was
ncement was made by Chair
ary that Bernard E. Baruch,
declared by the mysterious A.
have profited by the so-called
Otto H. Kahn of Kuhn, Loeb
whom Representative Wood
should be called, would be
"day to testify.
Ion of Representative Henry,
ch was ordered to bring be
commlttee all of his broker's
on slips from Dec. 10 to
on Chief Beneficiary.
"ntattve Chiperfield of 1111
bllcan, declared at the hear
he understood Thomas W.
f Boston had been the chief
ontinued on Page Two.)
0 RECEIVE PAY AS NURSE
McClernan Holds Com
t in School Board Case
tive in That it Failed
liege Appointee Practiced
Ice B. Scollard will contint. e
her pay as a public sch'.jl
der a decision rendeied by
B. McClernan this morn
:■ some other proceedings are
prevent the county treasurer
board of school trustees from
he salary. The eyurfs de
nts out a fault In the com
the ruling rested uuon this.
ROBBERS MIKE TWO
BI CH HUS H I NICHT
Four Men Get $10,000 in Bank
Home of Gems.
Tarentum, Pa., Jan. 6.—Four masked
men held up an express wagon here
today, containing the payroll of the
Flaccus Glass company of this city,
and escaped with $10,000.
LOOT A RESIDENCE.
Chicago, Jan. 6.—Diamonds and
jewelry valued at about $3.500 were
stolen yesterday from the home of
George M. Reynolds, president of the
Continental and Commercial National
bank, it was learned today. The
burglars overlooked jewels valued at
about $50,000, which were locked in a
IN ALLEGED HOUSEMAID
GETS AWAY WITH JEWELS
San Francisco, Jan. 6.—Police In
nearly every city of California were
looking today for a woman who,
falsely representing herself as Emily
Husted, a maid out of work, robbed
Mrs. J. J. Graves of Woodside, Cal.,
of Jewels valued at $15,000 yesterday.
Mrs. Graves employed the woman sev
eral days ago through an agency to
which she had given the name of an
innocent girl, Emily Husted, who was
looking for employment
The police were inclined to believe
that the Jewel thief is a member of
a daring organized company of thieves.
The principal Issue, therefore, of the
right of the school board to employ
as a professional nurse, one who Is not
a registered nurse under the Montana
statute, has not been decided. It can
be determined only through entirely
Pew proceedings wherein the complaint
i ets up allegations which will bring
the case directly within the new law.
Mrs. Scollard was appointed a nurse
In the public schools last August, and
last November a temporary restraining
order was secured preventing the
treasurer and school board from pay
ing the s»le#y provided on the ground
that Mrs. Scollard was not a, registered
nurse ak required by law and for the
(Continued on Page Five.)
NEW MADISON BUILDING PROVES TO BE BUTTE'S
MOST IDEAL THOUGH SMALLEST SCHOOL STRUCTURE
ARCHITECT'S PERSPECTIVE OF NEW BUILDING WHICH IS PRACTICALLY FINISHED.
In point of beautiful architecture, practical arrangement of rooms, sanitation, heating, lighting and general plans, the new Madison grade school, situated
three blocks east of Montana street and a little south of the Milwaukee tracks, is conceded by building experts to be the most ideal school building in the city
of Hutte, and probably in the state. It will accommodate 200 children. The building will be ready for occupancy within ten days. The board's architect W
Wellington Smith, drew the plans for the model building.
When the new Madison school build
ing, started during the summer and to
be ready for occupation within 10 days,
Is thrown open to the students it will
be the best equipped, most modern and
most ideal, although the smallest
school building in the Butte school
district. It was planned along the
modern and uptodate lines by Wel
lington Smith, the official architect for
Declares Loss of Government
Oil Lands Would Destroy
Washington. Jan. 6. — Secretary
Daniels appealed today to Chairman
Tillman of the senate naval commit
tee to defeat the compromise legisla
tion to give claimants leases on the
navy petroleum fuel reserve In Cali
fornia and Wyoming. He also sent a
statement of the navy's objections to
Senator Pittmann, chairman of a sub
committee which framed the compro
mise. The department of justice
holds many of the claims are fraudu
lent and the navy maintains the safety
of the nation will he imperiled by the
toss of the fuel.
Ships Are Oil Burners.
"Every capital ship and every de
stroyer is now designed to burn oil
and oil only," Secretary Daniels wrote
Senator Tillman, "and the features of
the design are such that It Is impos
sible to return to the use of coal. The
speed of our destroyers and battle
cruisers would be impossible of at
tainment with anything but oil.
"It is therefore of the highest im
portance to the nation that the oil in
these lands be reserved for the use
of the navy. We do not want the
value of the oil but we want to pre
serve the oil so that we may be as
sured of a supply for our ships, and
if we are to be placed in such a po
sition of inferiority as we would be
if forced to abandon the use of oil
the condition would be one of national
Charges of Fraud.
To Senator Pittmann, Secretary
"I am advised that many of the
claimants he.e no rights enforcible
in any court of law or equity and that
they maintained possession in most
cases by force or intimidation. These
men are now asking congress to give
them, a*, the cost of naval efficiency
(wh'.h means at the cost of national
security), that to which they have no
legal or equitable claim and it Is my
understanding that this proposed re
medial legislation is calculated to ac
complish that result."
moreIhmy men for
Washington, Jan. 6.—Four more
army olilcers were assigned today for
military training at high schools and
other educational institutions as fol
Capt. Merrill E. Spaulding, Denver,
Colo., Lieut. Raymond C. Baird, Kan
sas City, Mo.; Lieut. James L. Frink,
Chicago, and Lieut. James M. Ord,
the school district, and, as the
perspective above shows, it is a most
pretty as well as a most practicable
and satisfactory build mg.
The new school takes the place of
the old building w hich was burned last
summer. It is one story high, has a
mezzalnine floor, four class rooms, a
French Paper Learns the
Teutons Are Preparing a
Second Note For Entente
Paris, Jan. 6.—A second note to the entente, which according to
the Luassene Gazette the central powers are reported to be preparing,
enumerates their conditions of peace, the newspaper says, as follows:
"First, the evacuation of Belgium in exchange for the Belgian
"Second, the evaucation of northern France in exchange for the
German colonies occupied by the allies.
"Third, the creation of the kingdom of Poland within the limits
of the grand duchy of Warsaw with the exception of province of
"Fourth, the creation of the Kingdom Luthiana, comprising the
provinces of Vilna, Kovno, Grodno, Suwalki and Courland, with the
retention of local autonomy.
"Fifth, the cession to Russia of eastern Galicia as far as the
HE'S DEAD; WAS
Man Supposed to Have Died
This Morning Bobs Up
in Police Court.
James Cassidy, reported as having
died this morning in the city jail, was
called before Judge P. J. Whitty to
day, entered a plea of guilty and was
fined $5 for drunkenness.
''This man is supposed to be dead,"
declared Jailer Barney Lavell when
the Cassidy case was called for trial.
"I'm not dead, I was only dead
drunk," replied Cassidy.
A man by the name of Martin died
in the city jail at an early hour this
morning. His name was confused with
that of Cassidy, and when Coroner
Lane received his first report the name
of Cassidy was given. '
It was not until Cassidy had been
before Judge Whitty and fined $5 that
the case of mistaken identity became
Tm glad I'm not dead," said Cas
sidy. 'Id lots rather pay a $5 fine
than be dead any day."
ANOTHER GREAT GOLD
CONSIGNMENT IS HUE
New York, Jan. 8.—Another large
consignment of gold, said to he In
United States coin and amounting to
at least 825,000,090, Is expected to ar
rive here by way of Canada today or
tomorrow, it was learned today.
Unusual secrecy la being observed
regarding the route of the shipment.
Previous shipments have come from
Halifax on heavily guarded express
principal's room and a teachers' re
tiring room. The basement contains
the boiler room, the fail room, the
plenum room and all the equipment
that is used for the heating and venti
lating of the building.
There are no stairs in the building,
so that it will be especially suitable
for young children. It is so con
structed that an extension can be put
LITTLE HOPE FDR
TIE RECOVERY OF
COL. W. P. CODY
Famous Old Scout is Nearing
the End, Says His
Glenwood Springs. Colo., Jan. 6.—
The condition of William Cody (Buf
falo Bill) took a turn for the worse
early today and his physician an
nounced he was hurrying the colonel
back to Denver.
''Colonel Cody is slowly nearing tho
end and cannot recover from his
present illness," Dr. W. W. Cook, in
Colonel Cody came to this resort this
week in the hope of recovering his
health. He suffered a nervous col
lapse last night and as a result his
mental faculties are in a serious con
dition, Utrording to Dr. Cook.
Tt is planned to take the colonel to
Denver tonight and later to his old
home in Cody, Wyo. Colonel Cody
contracted a severe cold several weeks
ago. His condition since has grown
critical because of complications.
ROAD MUST LEAVE ITS
GASH IN N. Y. BANKS
New York, Jan. 6.—The Denver and
Rio Grande Railway company was re
strained in a temporary order by fed
eral court today from removing from
this jurisdiction about $2,000,000 cash
on deposit here.
The action was taken in foreclosure
suits brought by the Equitable Trust
company against the Denver and Rio
Grande and the Western Pacific Rail
way company, whose bonds the Den
ver and Rio Grande some years ago
guaranteed as to interest under a
on at the required time with little
extra cost. All rooms are unilater
ally lighted, that is there are windows
on one side only of each room, an ar
rangement which has been recom
mended by the greatest educational
experts of the country. In addition to
the rooms mentioned above there Is a
large auditorium and stage, with two
(Continued on Page Five.)
SEEMS UNABLE TO
Indications Are Russians Will
Be Forced to Retreat to
Their Own Line.
THE WAR SUMMARY.
The capture of Braila by Field Mar
shal von Mackensen, his advance on
Galatz, 12 miles north, the clearing of
Dobrudja of Russians and further
Teutonic successes in Moldavia have
brought the Rumanian campaign to a
The Braila bridgehead, while not
itself an integral part of the Sereth
line now held by the Russians running
northwestward from the Danube to
ward the Moldavian frontier moun
tains. formed an outlying defense of
that line on the Danube end and its
capture weakens the eastern Hank of
the Sereth position.
Galatz, likewise on the Danube, lies
Just behind the Sereth line and that
town now is menaced by a Germano
Bulgarian movement across tho
Danube from it in Dobrudja, made
possible by the Russian evacuation of
Tt is not only here, however, that tho
Sereth line is threatened, for despite a
tenacious defense by the Russians and
Rumanians the line northwestward
beyond the Buzeu river is not holding
well against the Teutonic pressure,
while the effort to keep the Teutons
in check in the Moldavian frontier
(Continued on Pa*,:? Two.)
Washington, Jan. 6.-—Prof. Frank W.
Taussig of Harvard today accepted a
place on the tariff commission and
probably will be made chairman. Tho
other four members will be announced
FAST RESCUE WORKER WILL
OPEN HOME FOR GIRLS HERE
Mrs. Bob Fitzsimmons Meets
With 22 Butte Women. Of
ficers Elected and Plans Ap
proved to Open Girls' Home
Club by Feb. 1.
By Feb. 1, Mrs. Bob Fitzsimmons,
who has become known in the last
few days as the fastest rescue worker
and evangelist in Butte, will open a
big homo, especially for the unfortun
ate Butte girls who have been be
trayed For two and one-half hour»
SLAIN EOT II me
Circumstances Throw Doubt
on Aged Rancher's Confes
sion of Murder.
HE SAID HE KILLED
WOMAN AND HER SON
Witnesses, However, Declare
They Saw "Victims" After
the Alleged Crime.
Los Angeles, Jan. 6.—Mrs. Irene
L. Barrett, alleged to have been
murdered together with her son.
Raymond Wright, by her husband.
Benton L. Barrett, aged Santa
Monica rancher, was said today by
Dr. L. L. Clock to be a "Mrs. Myr
tle Wright," who was implicated in
a mysterious death by which she
collected $30,000 insurance. Dr.
Clock, held in the county jail,
charged with a statutory crime,
identified a photograph of Mrs.
Barrett as that of "Mrs. Wright."
Barrett's attorneys claim the
woman and her son are alive.
Barrett was arrested and charged
with murder when ho was brought to
the district attorney's office Oct. 2t,
1018 , itv his attorney, and confessed he
killed ills wife and stepson three days
before and burned their bodies in the
yard of his ranch. Bones were found,
but experts disagree as to whether or
not they were those of either or both
of the victims.
Witnesses Saw Her.
Several witnesses were said to havs
been found by the defense who had
seen Mrs. Barrett and her son after
the time of the alleged murder. None
of these were called at Barrett's pre
liminary hearing when he was held for
trial March 7.
Dr. Clock's story was submitted to
the district attorney, and an investiga
tion begun to determine its truth.
Dr. Clock said he was called to a
hotel in Pagosa Springs. Colo., in 1901,
where he found ''Mrs. Wright" and :\
man named Neff beside the body of
< : C« Ml tin uëd on Page Two.)
FORD TO PROCEED WITH
Puts Up $10,000.000 Bond to
Protect Disgruntled Stock
holders in Detroit.
Detroit, Jan. 6.— Henry Ford, presi
dent of the Ford Motor company, was
today allowed to proceed with the con
struction of a $12,000,000 smelter on tho
Detroit river near this city. The three
circuit judges presiding at the injunc
tion suit brought against Ford by the
Dodge Brothers' company accepted a
bond of $10.000,000 to secure the
Dodges from any possible losses.
The bond was furnished by Henry
Ford, Horace H. Racksham and Frank
L. Klingensmith. The bond is to se
cure the Ford Motor company from
any possible loss which might result
from work on the smelter up to the
final disposition of the case.
John F. Dodge and Horace E. Dodge,
who are stockholders of the Ford
company, charged that Ford's plans
for spending great sums of money for
developing the company's business
''were reckless and unwise" and peti
tioned that Ford be compelled to dis
burse the company's profits as divi
dends. Henry Ford owns 51 per cent
of the stock of the company. The
Dodge brothers own 10 per cent.
this morning 22 Butte women, many
of them prominent in society and club
life and all of them property owners
here, discussed the plans for opening
the home, which will be self-support
ing. Keeping up her vigorous methods.
Mrs. Bob has now reduced her pro
gram in Butte to two issues; one is
closing Butte's restricted district, a
movement which was upheld by al! of
the women present, and the other is to
start the home in Butte.
Work for girls who will be eared for
in it will be supplied them through
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