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BUTTE—Toiright: Continued cold. Tomorrow: Rising temperature. WEATHER-FORECAST MONTANA—Fair tonight and tomor row; rising temperature tonight and east of divide Wednesday. VOL. 5. NO. 14. BUTTE MONTANA. TUESDAY, JANUARY 16. 1917 PRICE FIVE CENTS. IGHEST MEN IN FINANCIAL WORLD DRAWN INTO INQUIRY ouse Committee Probing Alleged Leak SutnmonsMorgan, Davison, Vander/ip and Others AWSON IN DETAIL HIS TALK r . '«REE-HOUR CONFERENCE V»lTH HENRY e Admits Broker Who Claimed Complete Control Over Member of Cabinet Was "In His Cups" When He Spoke. 'Unless Your Chairman Said What I Said He Said, I am Guilty of Foul Perjury and Unfit to Be Anywhere Outside of Prison," Declares Lawson in Reply to Denial of Chief of Probe Committee That He Had Told Witness of Stock-Gambling Officials in Secret. Washington, Jan. 16.—With administration officials, bankers and other well-known men waiting to testify on homas W. Lawson's statement that he had heard they were connected with a stock market leak on President Wilson's peace note, the house rules committee today re sumed its hearings with Lawson on the stand. Secretary McAdoo, who Lawson said he was given to understand vas the mysterious cabinet member involved in his state ment ; Secretary Tumulty, who Lawson said one of his in formants told him was connected with the alleged leak ; Paul M. Warburg of the federal reserve board, who Law son said had knowledge of the leak machinery, and a half ozen other men were waiting to testify under sub poena or had come before the committee voluntarily. Be fore Lawson had been on the stand an hour today the cope of the investigation broadened to take in some na tionally known names not hitherto mentioned. On motion of Representative Har Ison. democrat, the committee sub naed J. P. Morgan, J. S. Rache, ienry P. Davison, Frank A. Vander Arthur Llpper and Sol C. Wexler, 11 prominent bankers. Mr. Harrison id not disclose his reason for asking or the appearance of the witness, ex opf to say that he thought the com might get some valuable in firmât ion. His Talk With Henry. At the outset of today's hearing awson went over his recital of how e said Chairman Henry himnelf told lm a cabinet member, a senator and banker were In a stock gambling >1. Referring to Henry's denial that 0 ever told Lawson any such thing, Awson dramatically declared: Unless your chairman said what I aid he said, I am guilty of foul per ury and unfit to be anywhere out de of a prison." Representative Campbell questioned Mr. T.awson. What He Told Publishers. "You stated that when you left Washington after talking with Chair tna.i Henry that you went to New' York and talked with several publish ers. Will you state the substance of whit you told them?*' I asked them their opinion of w'hat had happened In Washington," Lawson Kan slowly, "and told them I would like to get their advice on whether I •hould go further or drop the entire blatter. I said much more than 1 re lated here yesterday. I laid before th*m Henry's statement in the press hat morning and called their atten (Continued on Page Nine ) GERMAN STRATEGIST GOES TO GREECE IN SUBMARINE VESSEL Von Talkenhayn, Recently Commander in Rumania, does From Kavala. London, Jan. 16.—Tha presence in Greece of General Von Falkenhayn, former German chief of staff and of lata in command of part of tho force» engaged in tho campaign »9»in«t Rumania, la reported in French official quarters at Saloniki, according to a Reuter dispatch from that point. General Von Falkenhayn is said to have embarked on a submarine at tha Greek port of Kovala, now in hands of tho Gormans, and to kave landed at a point on tho Greek coaet, whence ho mode hie way to Lari»,a. The absence of hie name from tha official Berlin war reports *'*• been noted for come days. Previous maaaagas from Soloniki said it was General Baron Von ralkenhauaon, a member of the German military command who wont to Greece in 1915, who made *k« trip In the submarine. AGAINST FOES ONTHESERETK Bitter Fighting in Progress on Moldavian Front Near the Danube. THE WAR SUMMARY. The Russo-Rumanian defense of the Sereth line in northern Rumania has turned to the form of heavy counter attacks, which are being delivered both along the Moldavian frontier and between Fokshani and the Danube. The most ambitious attempt to push back the Teutonic front was made along the main Sereth line between the mountains and the Danube, in the vicinity of Fundeni. Russian troops in mass formation were thrown into a storm attack yesterday. The Teutonic lines were reached, but could not be held by the attacking forces. Elsewhere there has been little fighting, so far as the reports of the official staff reveal. Another report from a correspondent with General Sarrail's army declares the entente forces In Macedonia are to be augmented preliminary to an offensive which will have for it9 ob ject the cutting of the Berlin-Con stantinople railway running through Serbia, Bulgaria and Turkey. SWITZERLAND WILL MOBILIZE MORE TROOPS Heme. Switzerland. Jan. 16 (via London».—Official announcement w (Continued on Page Five.) CITY HOSPITAL PLAN TO BE INTRODUCED BY SWANSON Alderman Favors Establish ment of Place Where Sick and Injured May Be Cared for Free of Charge. Wants a Free Maternity W ard. Plans for a bond issue in support of a city hosrital will be embodied in an ordinance to he introduced before the city council at a meeting soon by Al derman Swanson, who has been work ing on the Idea for more than « year. The alderman believes a hospital can be supported on the dollar per month plan, and he advocates a place where all sick and injured may be taken car. of free of charge. "I have been piunnlng for a >ear to introduce an ordinance to provide "BEFN TALKING THROUGH VOUR HAT. UNCLE?" • \v?' - . v liiiiipi... - \ ■ i -, i j I WILL DIKE Decision Reached at Cabinet Meeting Today—Fletcher to Go to Mexico. NO FORMAL STATEMENT OF M OVE WILL B E MADE Secretary Lane Makes Final Report on the Efforts of Joint Commission. Washington, Jan. 10.—Aftar today's cabinet meeting, at which Secretary Lane made hie final report on the work of the Mexican-American joint commission, it became known that the withdrawal of Major General Per shing's troops from Mexico and the sending of Ambassador Fletcher to the Mexican capital may be expected in the near future. No formal an nouncement is expected but the de cision of the administration probably will be made known through action. VILLA FORCES TAKE SANTA Y SABEL CITY El Paso, Texas. Jan. 16.—Foreign refugess arriving here early today from Chihuahua City brought the news of a battle fought yesterday be tween Satevo and Santa Ysabel, south west of the capital. The 1.500 Car ranza troops sent against the Villa forces were defeated, according to the refugees, and they said Villa troops now occupy Santa Ysabel. having driven the de facto forces back to Palom&s, 18 miles west of Chihuahua City. for the establishment of a city hos pital," said the alderman this «morn ing. "Butte is the only city of Its size in the county that has not a place for its sick and injured. The emergency hospital is all right, but it handles only emergency cases. I believe the people of the city will heartily support any movement ln this direction. "The other day I heard a case of a child being born in a house where eight children slept in two rooms. Every child at least is due a proper place in which to be bo.rn. If this hospital plan goes through I'll favor a free maternity ward where children will have proper surroundings when born." Alderman Swanson has talked with other aldermen about his plan and has been assured of their support. MINES ALREADY PAY FAIR PROPORTION OF TAXES OF STATE, THE RECORDS SHOW j j J _ ------ ... » - _ . . Pay Nearly $2,000,000 in Taxes in Montana, Besides Fed- j eral Levy. Anaconda Company Alone Contributes Nearly a Million to the Public Revenues. Why Mining Interests Will Oppose Discriminatory Legislation. i That the owners of mining property in Montana pay a fair pro portion of the taxes in the state is the assumption of those who will oppose all efforts to discriminate against the mining industry by a special license tax as proposed by several bills suggested by mem bers of the Fifteenth legislative assembly; Facts and figures to bear out this assertion will be presented before the senate and house com mittees that have been directed to inquire into the subject of taxation as it relates to mining property. At the meeting held in Butte yes terday to plan a state organization in the interest of fairplay for those communities dependent upon the mining industry the statement was made that proof could be produced showing that the mine operators j were bearing their full proportion of the burden of taxation in this state under the present system. __ ! Physicians Say He is Slowly • DEATH MAY GOME 10 DEWEY IT INY MOMENT; Sinking—May Not Live Through Day. Washington. Jan. 16. — Admiral pewey-s condition late today was *'['1 , by his physicians to be "distinctly worse'' and it was feared he would not live through the day. Dr. Fauntleroy issued this bulletin ■Admiral Dewey has »lowly declined during the night and today. His lungs are beginning to become affected. Temperature (by axilla), 102; pulse. 120; respiration. 32. Hia breathing is more lain)red and his kidneys de pressed. Swallowing is Very difficult and his general condition Is distinctly worse.'' The physicians later added: "The admiral is slowly sinking. The end may come at any time." IMMIGRATION BILL AGAIN OP TO TO E PR ESIDENT Literacy Test, Which Has Been Cause of Many Vetoes, is Part of it. Washington. Jan. 16.—The house to day finally approved the immigration bill and it went to President Wilson. May 1 was made the date when it shall become effective. Whether the bill will be vetoed by President Wilson on account of the literacy teat, which in similar bills has led to vetoes by three presidents, is not known. The assessment of one mining com pany alone in this state last year amounted to nearly one-fifteenth of the whole assessed valuation of Mon tana. The assessment of the Ana conda Copper Mining company for last year aggregated $31,310,993, on which ! it paid taxes to the amount of $979, • 622.21. Included in this company's assessment was an item of $14.628.787 —the net proceeds of mines—which ' were taxed last year $483,750. All other companies in the state were as- ! sensed on $13,976,568 net proceeds of mines. Assuming that these other) , oompanies and individuals encaged In I mining were assessed proportionately on other classes of property, it means, that all mtnlnq prop.rtv of Montana, Including net proceeds of mine», yield-: ed last year in th ls state about I1.Ü00 - 000 in taxes. In Silver Bow county (Continued on Page Five.) „ I ^ PASSENGER TRAIN FREEZES UP STA NDING A T STATION Are Thawed. Coldest in Several Weeks. Day Westbound Burlington Halted . n .. r H iaiL.:i-. in Butte Four Hours While Air, Water and Steam Lines While standing at the Northern Pa cirtc depot at 6 o'clock this morning discharging passengers, express and mail, Burlington train No. 41 froze up." and nearly four hours were con sumed thawing out air, water and steam pipes before the traiu could pro ceed westward. Butte shivered through one of the, coldest days in weeks today, with the thermometer below the zero mark since 5 o'clock this morning. Con turned cold is expected this evening,» TAXES TO HOLD It is Understood, However, They Will Make Sepa rate Reports. HOUSE QUARRELS OVER MATTER OF EMPLOYES Memorial Favoring National Prohibition Will Be Introduced. Special to the Port. • elena, Jan. 1». —Steps were taken »hi. .«.moon to dovieo a pbn to hear testimony and receive evidence in the inquiry into the taxes of mining and certain oth.r corporation., authorizad by resolution» paeeed by the eenate land the house, it it expected th.t the inquiry will get under way at once, The house committee, appointed yes-, terday afternoon, ha* employed three clerk, to assist it. Th. senate com ittee met this afternoon to discuss the situati-m. It la underatood that the two com-j mitten« will in Joint session, but . that they will make separate reports to th»*ir respective bodies. While this plan has not been announced, it i* said to be practically agreed upon It is known that the committees pro- ' pose to rail In many witnesses and that they will go into the subject of taxation as far as their authority and time permit. Still on Payroll. By a vote of 48 to 42 the house to day refused to discharge 11 attaches of the cloak room who h;id been em ployed as "clerks." A majority of the committee on employes recommended i that these employes be released, on ; the ground th.~t there already wen more than enough cloak room em ployes and the law limited the number. the majority report, and the minority prevailed. After a ion« am sharp hat*, th* quation «a* referred to the Judlclary committee to determine the Ic-K-al status of the employes added to, the payroll. White, favoring the clerks that Flanigan, of SIlv night be employ* Bow, chairman these employes, sr.id that there were altogether too many handsome girls in handsome gowns standing around tü.'eiöäk room.. The», empi *aid. were purely ornamental discharge ofi and were ought not to be kept on the payroll., H. G lared that there were so many : pretty women hantrln* around ln th* ; *ul*e of committee clerk» that the youns men of the assemble were be comln* crosseved and that the older fellows were suffering from eye-strain, j Notwithstanding other criticism of this ■■ character the new employes were per- j lifted to remain. Bernard's bill relating to the rom (Continued < Page Twelve ) POPE CONGRATULATES WILSON ON PEACE MOVE - I Message is Conveyed to White House Through Spanish Ambassador. Wajhinkton, Jan 1«. —Congratula ' lons P "^ Benedict on the re cent peace move of the American gov ernment were conveyed to President . . . _ wi,lon today by Juan P.iano. the Span lsh ambassador. The pope sent - suggestions for future moves The message was conveyed through the Spanish ambassador because the papal legation here has no diplomatic status w,th R rl,In * '«np.™ t°m™ The lowest point recorded during the ^ 24 hou ^ w „ u ^ low peratures for the night vary in differ ent parts of the city and on different instruments, but 11 below seems to have been the coldest in the city proper. while it was between 18 and 20 below on the south side There was a steady drop of the thermometer from 6 o'clock last even j n? . zero mark was not passed, h owe ^ r> until 5 o'clock this morning, The wave , s genera i all ove r the country, ft is said, and is particularly WV ere In the Dakotas and east of Montana. There is little snow falling | n west, the report goea. With | he local barometer at 62.8. more cold j 8 eX pccted, although the state wreath _ _ <Continued on Page ' Ts »- ' OF COMMITTEE BE REPUDIATED Perkins and Colby Want G. 0. P. Executive Committee Action Rescinded. NAMING OF ADAMS CALLED AFFRONT TO PROGRESSIVES They Turn Deaf Ear to Har mony Overtures by Sub committee. New York, Jan. 16.- George W. n c . r ,, Perkins and F.veret Colby in a signed Statement today On behalf 0 f progressives demanded a meet ; f h republican na . " , , tional committee for the purpose in effect, of rescinding the action ta k en yesterday by the republican . . executive committee in naming John Taylor Adams of Iowa vice chairman of the national commit te The statement expressed - . , . r . . i ; wish by progressives to bring about harmony with the republi cans. lira e statement Colby charge taking over party. Mr. Perkin* and the "old guard" Ttrol of th** repub Why Hughes Lost. 'Th. »täte* lost to Mr Hughe* last fall." it said in part, "were Io«t pri marily because independent voters be lieved that behind the cloak of hi* name the machine leaders who were in control of the organization of the re public^ party would handle it against the public Inherent and for non-public ends. The acth*! yesterday absolutely Justlfics these fear* " Another Harmony Move. Progressive members of the repub lican national campaign committee were today in% ited to Join with a com mi ""' of the republican national com rnltt '"' ln th * formation of a aupple mentar >' committee for the purpose of bringing harmony between repub l,can * * n,J progressives in the manage t of the republi<-»n party. Decline Invitation. rkins and Col y late vesterday eve n,n * issued a statement declaring they must decline the invitation to a dinner , . : that *»' ' hairnun Wllleox to ; of the executive and cam committee». They »aid they took thl * lowing their pro jthe »election of John Tay !or AJama of lowa - _** vice c hairman : (C'ontinued on Page Five.) AVALANCHE RILLS TWO IN ALASKAN MOUNTAINS Seattle. Jan. 16—Horace C. Emery, aged 30, manager of the Martin mine in the Willow Creek district. miles from Valdez. Alaska, and Bert Stewart of Anchorage were killed by a snow slide yesterda y while they were visit ing the mine, whl« h was closed for the winter. Stewarts body was re« covered, and men are digging to re cover Emery'*» body. Emery was a newcomer in Alaska, his former home being Fan ton. O. KING OF SPAIN MAY BECOME A DOMINANT FIGURE_F0R PEACE Intimation in Madrid is That Alfonso Will Play Im portant Role. Madrid, Jan. 16 (via Pari»).—An intimation that th» king of Spain may play a prominent part in th« coming peace negotiation« wsi given in a speech by Eduarde Dato, former premier, at a banquet given by the moderat» sect en of the con servative». Great importance i» at tached to the words of Sonor Dato. He »«id: "On a day more or less distant— and. please God. that day may be noar—the great prestige gained by our king may, for the greater good of humanity, make of him a mes senger of peace. Let us have con fidence, gentlemen, in the destinies of our door land while ex p reoai n g wishes fer the peace of the wer!« and tho prosperity of Spain. May heaven aid his ma j es t y in his n«Mo and patriot»« aim."