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Published every evening ex
cept Sunday by the Butte Daily
Post company. 20 West Granite
street, 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........$ '0
Daily, one year, in advance 5.00
Sami-weekly, 12 months.. 2.00
Branch Offices
Anaconda.....203 Main Street
Dillon.....13 So. Idaho Street
D*er Lodge..Deer Lodge Hotel
I. P. McKinney, Special Agency
Bole Eastern Advt. Agent, 334
Fifth Avenue........New York
122 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago
Business Office ..........-428
Editorial Rooms .........1015
Business Office ............65
Change of Address
ta orderir.j pjpsf ebinged to net- id
Arm. meutiott old *dd:e*B to insure
■on prompt dei.veiy Patron« will oblif«
A* company by reportir.f fa-.ty de. v-ry
of tlM caper. Wake eberk« *od money
order* p«y»bl« to tbr Butte Dii'.y Post
Company. _
Official Paper of the City of Butta
The Po«t it c Member of the
Audit Bureau of Circulat or»^_
existed in
cement has
mu . ,
The attempt to bring harm«-:. .t
of the discord th-.' I.
republican party's ma
thus far brought sat
The machine isn't in good running or
der and, apparently, it won't be for
some time to me. Of itself, that
fact will not dishearten those who
have long been faithful followers in the
ranks and who like to cherish arden*
hopes with reape : t . their part, s
future. For these citizens the presen -
consolation is that there are. fur the U
immediate future, no national activities
for any of the parties in sieht. They j
may hope that cüf.ere- es • . e al - j
Justed and things fixed p in ant; i

ration of campaigns t' it .-«.re * ,
Vice Presb ■
iger Creden (
to the fact i
se the pub- '
rmed con
mining men • tn.s •: str
dent Kelley, General Ma
and others called attentic
that the mining interests
are at a disadvantage bee
lie is not accurately ii
cerning their operations, i
their share in eontrib üions
and the like.
Expressing confidence in tlie
of the people of Montana and
representatives in legislative servi.-e,
Mr. Kelley add. ; that there is need of
publicity for the facts that are per
tin* nt in »•«..>,ne« t;-.n :h their In;*.
ness and, as well, the share of the
mining companies in contribution
toward tho taxe, raised in the Mat- j
I pet entace of the
people living right In our own dis ; J
tritt are not well Informed concern
Ing these items. The ommnnity ap
predates the vastness of the local
operations and has it, share in the
prosperous conditions in ident thereto.
First of all they ought to know the
salient facts; then the «an help to
Inform the larger pub':- ««ncerning
As an important contribution toward
a campaign of education thus pro
posed, the Post i ublishes today a sum
mary of the annual report of the tax
bureau of the Anaconda Copper Min
ing company, issued a few days ag<*.
The report is a compact review of the
company's contributions laM year to
the tax funds of the state. It tells
the whole story in concise terms.
A pertinent item shows that the in
crease in assessment, last year, com
pared with 1915, was almost $8,000,000,
and that the tar increase was more
than $292.000, the company's total tax
paid in November being, for 1916,
$979,622.21. The summary published
today includes an interesting state
ment concerning the distribution of a
good part of this tax.
purpese to »how with considerable de
tail. as noon as the material can be
made available, the share of other
It is the Post s
companies In this district toward last,
year s aggregate assessment. It was
There Is no call for Invidious com
parisons. At the same time, it will
be pertinent to let the members at
Helena and the public see that *he
mining companies were surprisingly
large contributors toward last year's
Increase in assessed valuation. For
the moment, let this one statement
suffice: If the increase in assess
ment on mines, mineral reservations,
one or two power companies and the
railroads be deducted, and if the de
duction also be made of the valuation
of "new lands,** assessed last year for
the first time—if these deductions be
made, it will be found that all other
property in Montana was a compara
tively insignificant contributor toward
the forty-eight-million in« .'eased valu
ation in all the state, reported for 1916.
as against the total for 191 5.
It is the opinion of Senator Dixon's
editorial page in the Missoulian that
the Montana legislature, this time, is
really and truly •progressive.'* In
illustration, to the Post s surprise, the
Missoulian says that Senator White
side went up against the gaff in the
senate when he attempted t« emas u
late Senator Kane's resolution j nodd
ing for investigation of public utilities
and mining companies.'
We don't know whether the Mis
soulian s classification puts Senator
Whiteside in the progressive group or
not—we are not a -juainted with its
test of progressiv ism. But here is
what happened: Senator Kar.e
dined ,t resolution for the appointment
of a committee empowered to
ut the taxes
paid b:
mines, power plants, certain j u
utility corporatior.s. railroad impr
me n t s a r. : t h . • k - S-- . tor V.'
side offered an amendment w
would extend the proposed invest
tion to a;l kinds of property.
Whites, ie .vent against the .
all rieht. if thereby the Miss
means to say that his eminent'.;
gresaive amendment is voted d«
The original proposition j rev a
let his limit« -1 e.« tient . -n fn lu«lc
Montana banks
The Whi
all i
| ^ _ . t
U or , .„, s
than it reporte.) tor l-nô
j Iower , r i . e . ,
j jr . • - t - * ■
J... . „ -u ».
• : M tne .Missoulian does
ntana, nor do

ern- i
• mpt to
m attempt
■ i
( ]
i <
deed, it is unmanly
nt of all the prop
I- for the i un « ses
to introduce
tax inquiry
a bill
on« ern
back !
at length persuaded to
U ; es of
per* ..ult-d him
which proposed
i*u all yiojiert
Next day Mr White went
on his plan and substituted a m
j for an inquh, limited to mines and
such Whether that «as. to th- ««
J soulian's mind, a genuine, prog
a t we cannot say. As we see it. the
gentleman from Fergus county, Mr
let his excellent first plan ta? etnas
he part |
ant re- j
idment did!
•- o: ail t!
n the testimony of the Missot
Whiteside went up against
t . ; las* v -ek. It professes to
>w that he "pulled the wool over the
-u la ted.
Paper is a dispatch from Washington
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer,
recent number, announced the
at that city of the officers « .....
open the new United States mining
experiment station that will be main
tained there far the benefit of the
mining industry of the northwest In
the same number of the Seattle news
saying that the value of the mine out
put of gold, silver, copper, lead and
zinc in the state of Washington for
1916 was K'.OIS.OUO as compared with
only $744,033 for 1915.
These items are of especial Interest
in view of the fact that Butte was a
candidate for the mining experiment
station, as well as other cities in the
northwest. The importance of Butte
as a mining center evidently did not
carry any weight in the matter of a
selection of a place for the station,
recent official estimate sent out from
Washington placed Montana's output
<>f copper, silver, zinc, gold and lead
for 1916 at something In excess of
$145,000,000. All except a very few
millions of this great sum was pro
duced in the Butte mining district.
( . ompared with Butte's mine produc
tion, the entire metal output of the
state of Washington is trivial.
No; it wasn't Seattle's importance
as a mining center that gave it the
federe! mine experiment station. It
wasn't Washington's importance as a
it that city*»
favorable location as a gateway to
Alaska that Influenced the Washing
ton authorities to favor it. Alaska al
ready has an experiment station that
«ill s*rve H. mining interest,. If,
none of these things did Influence the
«-- .. .he nine* f.,r
selection of Seattle as the place for
the station, there ca^ be only one con
clusion as to what did. The fact is
that Seattle gained the experiment
station because of a political job. that
had nothing whatever to do with the
merits of the respective andidatee
■Spokane when the report prematurely
leaked out from Washington before
election that Seattle had been selected.
At that time. Secretary Lar.e took the
trouble to deny the report.
Butte ui get along without the
government experiment station quite
as well as the station can get along
without Butte Indeed, the people of
Butte* never displayed interest in the
matter and they do not care now
perh ; s, who h.ts the station As l«.«ng
as Br.tte can hoist sixteen thousand
tons of ore a day it doesn't w.-rry « ver
such trifles—and that shouldn't recall
thv sv'.r grai*es story either.
End Scot
liaxnent. j
id former
rt waif, with whom Admiral Nel-jthat
was long infatuated, died ;
<i $—Revolution in Japan: mikado
of the English parlia
j ment for - ade the reading «.:' the Ne -
Testament in English by women, ap
I rentices. etc.
177"—Union of England
land ratified by Scottish p.
1 '
seized b> three powerful j
D71— Aient «>n captured by the Pr .M'
sians in the Franco-Prussian war.
1S7Ü —First train entered Ftaml .;!. •
connecting Turkey in Asia with Europe,
for the first time.
1—Alfred Tennyson, English p
laureate, made a peer,
1900—Father Chiniquy, famous lea
er of Frenoh-Canadian Protestan
and a former Catholic priest, di<=
aged 90 years.
1900—Dawson City. Klon dyke, almo
?d b;
1906—Died. Marshall F
(Chicago mer.hant: born
Mass.. 1>35.
1910—Widespread boyc
started at Washington \
Food Trust league
1912—Interference of the military in
■ - n th< m . • nt«
ment calls forth warning of American
intervention from President Taft.
1913—Irish home rule bill passed
house of commons by majority of 110
an.l was read in house of lords for
first time.
1915 — British tak
German West Africa.
1916—Turkish for eg below Kut-el
Amaru in Mesopotamia retreat before
the British after defeat of General
Aylmer's troops on the Tigris at Orah,
25 miles from Kut.
trench artillery bombarded the ap
I roa« hes of the road to Lille, and blew
up a German munitions depot near
Neu ville- Saint-Vast.
British artillery bombards Lille.
Pourparlers between Montenegro
an«l the central powers for a separate
peace; pursuit of Montenegrin army
°v>r the border into Albania halted
after occupation of Cettinje.
law required. «...
far as hv could obse
" re not taking any
•- j
l nder Sheriff .Tack Melia and a mim- '
.r of deputies visited the roadhouses
a, g, ;V , c. , ô,'ing r, «"' l X ,h to 'be
strictly enforced. The proprietors «f i
ing the lat
that so
ve the proprietors
chances in violat
those resorts were also informed that
to Women entertainers would be al
lowed about the premises. In each case !
the under sheriff explained what the
A striking girl whs Daisy Diss,
So ht- hltohed up with her for life;
But. after a short spell of bliss,
**he struck him as an angry wife.
Moving Pictures—Today: Mar
guerite Clark in ''Snow White."
Tomorrow: Dorothy Delton and
Howard Hickman in "The Female
of the Species."
Moving Pictures—Today: Clara
Kimball Young in ''Without a Soul."
Tomorrow: Ethel Barrymore in
"The Awakening of Helen Ritchie."
Moving Pictures—Today and To
morrow: Edward Mack and Eddie
Heard in «'The Double-Room Mys
Pantages Vaudeville—Today and
Tomorrow: Pauline and five other
Hippodrome Vaudeville—Today:
Prelles' Miniature Circus and five
acts. Tomorrow: Change of
Vaudeville and Moving Pictures.
Today and Tomorrow: George
Walsh in '«The Island of Deair»."
r odd events
i T 0 I
If, Mlch _-Woodman spare*
^ trM; (on<a , in gl. bough."
Thos qnotA1 Mr*. Marj Spicer a
widow, as she pleaded f r th* preser
vation of tree, planted by her hus
band, long dead
Cloud, Mich — Woodman
^ ^ ^
• ÿpk . er ' slarle ^
officials over the n
jarborian inheritanc»
I wh . fh prov , gIon wag hav e been
j ma ^ e f or ttu , of
I jira. Spicer', --pets" I - -
[which her modest little home i, built.
Wait until 1 am g'-ne ar.d you may
■b uf: 1 1 . . t Mrs.
remove thc-m.'' t • the * • * t y - :n
; nr.ssioners, w ho : • k •'*- r w : t«>
h~art. When sabwa.:-. 'm i- w • r*
opened there were proposed contracts
Po king. Pa.—J»-w- r à s: er
w :th ? 5 (.»•"* were found ' -1 :n a
fi-M at Wy rn>- : - > irb. last
The name Castner was on the
'per account
'Catherine Cast
by an automobile, and w\»te to the
father of the child. Samuel J. Castner,
a Philadelphia photographer. Mr.
I Castner said that the
belong to him.
j A close examination
the word "Tenne:
Castner told of
Nel-jthat state, and
; ponded « Ith M
Impink t i new spa
accident in whirl
yd. was kille«'
ry did no:
d cu the

e« Mr
siding in
fr. Impink corres
Catherine Castner
Tennessee, who is spending the
inter in Winst« n -Salem, X. C. She
lentified the jewelry as some stolen
- n her and it was sent t«> her.
promptly at 6
window on the
the house and
unday mornings
Dalton. Ga.— W D. King of this . ity
has a rooster whi« h. in itself, is noth
ing out of the ordinär;. ut then the
rooster is. The bird ha- the alarm
c! k beaten, and he has the right to
crow over it.
This rooster eu :u rning on week
days takes his stanc
o'clock beneath a
southwest corner of
begins to crow On i
he lets the family sleep
until 6:30.
His promptness is marvellous, for he
is never a mini-:« • - n : i minute
up it night, an i : • ses the hen roost,
alarm clock in that he doesn't hang
; r«*unJ and tick I y throughout the
night. And he < : s until some one
comes t- the w : w and heaves a
stick at his head, so there is no danger
of the alarm failing to wake thej:

Copyright, 1916, Cincinnati Enquir
Why c *vvs get all the sympa
thy'.' As rule wives néëd sympathy
more than do widows.
A briile : two days imagines that
her Wedding Day will go down into
history with the date of the Discovery
of Amer; a and other great events.
There re s« me things that a man
can't learn to do successfully after
taking a few lessons. But loafing isn't
one of ther
stand it. President Wil
"They also serve w ho
son's mott
watch and
After Prien 1 Wife sees something
exciting u« w: town and explains it to'«
Friend Husl and. Friend Husband has !
10 sPf'b'l an hour making her explain
j her explanation. '
' A feller tr to tell us that all M
bans are bad We don't believe it
m "î " '—.and good
i have^lUed Z mL}^ 3 ""
---------------*• i
, 1 " e ,,nl l:me a man doesn't judge!"«
! ' y appearance. Is when they happen
to l,e »Kamst him.
Keep your trouble to yourself and I
some of these days you will run into
a fellow who is looking for it.
It is a good thing for George Wash- I
ington that he isn't living today. If
he were, some of our eminent Reform
ers would hire gum-shoe artists to
trail him and put dictographs in hi,
house so they mold catch him telling
a ii- and expose his wickedness to the
A man who has a case of rheuma
tism in good working order can't un
derstand why the government wastes
money In maintaining a Weather Bu
What is the use of Mother trying to
Brighten the Home. Father will onlv
roar about the gas bill.
Before he gets her he thinks that she
Is an Angel. And after he gets her she
often turns out to be a High Flyer,
> i
- — « AA»s*t nyer.
The fellow who likes to quote the
adage that the race Is not always to
the swift usually turns out to be an
Another pest we all love is the Ian
As much as we all detest bill colleet
agaln * 6 USUally invite them to rail
Our Daily Special.
The Laz> Man I» The Last Person
To h md It Out.
Things to Worry About.
Snails have no sense of smell.
Names is Names.
Ha Row lives at Springfield, Ohio.
knew T yw *"' Bu ' "h* never
any of our modern ehorus girls.
As much as we ... .....

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Lander 21st Annual January
Qut-Prtee 1



For a Genuine P u u. L
manette Revolving Seai I
Davenette, Complete |
With Mattress and 1
Springs and Uphotst -1
ered in Royal Leather- §
1 P
v $5 Down Delivers This \
Pullmanette to Your \
Home — $5 a Month]
Pays for It.
Like the illustration above, and can be had in either golden or fumed finish. Frame is solid oak '•
and upholstering is best grade Royal leather with smooth seat and back. Com- ri» * s* q> ;
plete with mattfess and springs, at January sale price of only.................. «P ^UtOO i
•v m.
Cork Linoleum, Square Yard 56c
Good quality cork linoleum; 5.000 square yards
to select from. at. square yard, only...... 56C
Inlaid Linoleum, Square Yard $1.08
10.000 square yards of inlaid linoleum. On sale
tomorrow, square yard ..... ......... $1.08
Vacuum Sweeper, Sale Price $5.8ô \
Lander Special Mahogany Finished Case !
Vacuum Sweeper, with long handle and per- j
feet broom action .................. S5 85 ^
Parlor Size Axminster Rugs at S4.S5 j
Spring patterns, 36x72-inch Axminster rugs: j
Oriental, floral or small designs; sale §4.35 1
= Greenwich Linoleum. Square Yd. $1.65 , ■-\
Our own direct importation from Greenwich, SttiyrttCi Réversible WOOl Rugs $6.19 \


= uur own uireci importation irom ureenwicn, rr oui a\u
= England, at January sale prices, square yard, j. Excellent size, 4x4.6 feet; best make all-wool
= SI. 95 or ..........................$1.65 '** reversible Smyrna rugs. Now offered at §6.10 i
dN ^ down, $3.00 month, buys UP ff*
$25 worth of goods. yß
fiZfkdown, $7.50 per
%p mont h, buys $75
worth of goods.
down, $5.00 month, buys
$50 worth of goods.
• $100 worth of goods.
i ,
' ~ '~
T'n>« Riear
,,roxlmut «'ly 34 per cent of
i J ums '! f the United Sfates
Mayor Mitchel of New York has ap
pointed a negro. Dr. fc. P Roberts, a
member of the hoard of education of
that city. Hr. Roberts has been prom
mint in educational tyork among ne
merly ^ Tr the'
board of education, ii will not be the
t.rst time that a negro is a member
ThTc York , Tr d ot edu 5" t,on
served from "pm 'to'' 11,1 ''" B
The school children of Washington,
the néwTiT^here.TTaved rincé
the fall term began ever 150 tons of
newspapers, for which more than
*2.<«00 has been received. This sum
will be devoted to children's play
grounds. In view of thie present short
ge of paper this lesson in economy is
„icular value at this precise
tun*, and children in other cities are
urged by Secretary o[ Commerce and
Labor Redfield to effect a like saving.
Secretsr> ..f War .Newton I). -Baker
has accept, i an Invitation from Presi
dent Henr> I„ Smith of Washington
and Bee university. Lexington. Va., to
speak at that institution Friday. Jan.
is. ns a part of the annual Washing
ton and l.ee day célébration. Wash
ington and Lee Is Secretary Baker'»
alma mater. He secured his law de
gree there In 1X94 alter first having
been given his K. A. degree by Johns
Hopkins in 1992.
Tl ,„ ~- 1
Undimr 'bo';, - 3 ;' 00 ' 000 P ers ">'" a'
I n , a o! h . 8 . ° f 8<>m< ' kin( ' in 'he
est mates oJ*7h 1!,|e ' act ' or ' ,in K to
of Soc«« ' VJ Stau ' s 1,ureau
f education. This means that ap
f the inhabi
are attend
i iiuenii.
" g 8cho ° ' ap compared with 19 per
' t . ent ln ttreat «Fltai.| 17 per cent in
, an ' c '. 20 per cent in Germany and
, a little over 4 per cent in Russia. The
I '' ur e au points out, however that the
, longer school term
! In*" V' e . , niU ' d States. Teaching
j hese -3.o00.0ci0 persons were 706 000
, teachers-169.000 men and 537:"oO
„I men and 537.000
" f" number of me „ teachers
as increased slightiv ui«. .
"''«•'r«*' ' "e number of men teachers
8 '"creased slightly since 19 Ö 0 , he
! "umber of women . 1 ' 00 ' thc
dnm'r'i 0f , wamen leachers has almost
' e ' 1W '° 'Caching positions In
twin 8 ^ 1 '« "a''''* e 'H y divided'be
i w e< n men and women At the
by' Gnnn T" < ' u " ulm, '< '' the^nên
of all te» J average annual salary
of all teachers is $ 525 . The figare Ù
-r- «««murti salary
the highest Vn .'b ,52G ' The ,iKure 's
rr*r* - h "" a8 "^ h ré
A^Uant'lc 'states. m»f ?'*
»28* in Mississippi to.g^ln cT
fornia and $941 in Xel York. " C ""
By Walt Mason.
There still are folks who sleep indoors, in closed up rooms
T'* Sn ° reS ' ^ bre3the the Stale a " d air
! bors g ernis and microbes there. And when the shades of nigh
|sped, and they crawl stiffly out of bed, they say they're feeling w
a hea P. than ere they had their little sleep, i used to slumber
.room that was as airtight as a tomb, and I was always out of wl
with rheumatism in my back, and corns and bunions on my knees
every other punk disease. But now a sleeping porch is mine, and
!me the nigh . t winds whine. I rise when comes the sunrise glow
from my whiskers brush the snow, and thaw the ice from nose and
and greet the day with hearty cheers. And I'm so heart« and so
the undertaker lifts a wail. He used to think he d get me soon
plant me out beneath the moon, when I was groaning of my ills
blowing coin for beeswax pills. But, seeing me on buoyant fee
scooting up the village street, and prancing like an acrobat, he dc
Wnnur vvHaro Ha ir
""5 up me vmu
know where he is at
At her wedding, in May, 191«. Mrs.
Peter Goelet Gerry, wife of Senator
elect Gerry of Rhode Island, was pro
nounced by President Taft, who
feasted her. "the most beautiful bride
111 - had ever seen." The genial presi
''■•nt spuke with evident sincerity and,
: dds the chonlcle of the event, "no
body was surprised." Among other
notable enthusiasts over Mrs. Gerry's
: r< markable beauty was John Singer
the famous painter, who
Painted a portrait of her 10 years ago
' vh<?n she was Miss Mathilde Town
r n " an(1 lat8d 'ho most beautiful girl
1 1" Washington Mrs. Gerry still con
serves the girlish grace and sveltesse
w'hlch then so delighted the artist. In
spite of her nearly seven years of ma
tron dignity.
ÜUl wno ha* now turned
ntr activities almost exclusively to
sociological and literary pursuits. She
,,al ana literary pursuits. Sh
, was , one of *'•«' 1™« women to be mad
t-rcceivers in knibrimio., _ _ ____
^ roc * iv «' r * >n bankruptcy cases In 1911
she left the general pract"e of law to
f'n left the practice of law
! th .® < h "dren's court exhibit
a ", nver '"o UnTt^d States"' She
, 8,80 lnv ""B»ted prison conditions
I Î "° m * n »"<1 had herself committed
-, .......... ""vs III l *.Mil nil in
the New Fork Child Welfare exhibit.
mce then she has studied children's
courts all over the United States. She
to prison the better
to study these
iam"I=l e y ''hanlcr, wife of Wili
am Astor Chanler, who has led In th»
r—w° f Am " lca " 8 >" 'he pur
chase of the Chatea- de Chavaniac
beauty, refinement ami enn
j is forceful and convincing n
1 .....
Lafayette, which will l " 110
property of the French Heroe
has co-operated effectively wit
American women, during tl* e
binding the two republics t"gc
acts of generosity toward Fret
diers and civilians. Tin* pl an
she contemplates for the use
chateau, after peace comes, is t
it serve for the memory of tr
quis de Lafayette, as Mount
on the Potomac has served for
Washington, with th** added
ot a home for disabled soldi
soldiers* orphans. The wealt
Mrs. Chanler and her hushar
at their disposal for their goo<
comes, in large degree, fmi
ancestors, and is derived fro
York real estate.
Mrs. Maud Wood Park of^
recently' appointed by the
American Woman Suffrage as«
chairman of the "Front I>° or
at Washington, or section on
tion, is a graduate of Bade
known as a philanthropist nn
er, and personally a woman o
beauty, refinement and ena ^
lorcfiui uiiu .....
while her feminine grace
sonalitv always make an
appeal to her audiences
a dozen years been one <>
most leaders of the suffrageJ
in Massachusetts, and has
all parts of the country m
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