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BUTTE— Tonight: Unsettled, slightly warmer. Tomorrow: Rising temperature._ WEATHER FORECAST MONTANA—Partly cloudy tonight and Saturday, probably unsettled tonight, colder tonight east portion and southeast. VOL. 5, NO. 17. BUTTE MONTANA. FRIDAY. JANUARY 19. 1917 PRICE FIVE CENTS. 'HULL TO Sltbi. T ISSUE T0 THEELi53I)5 enate Concurs in Action of House in Respect to Pri mary Law Changes. HOUSE HAS ITS USUAL ROW OVER EMPLOYES Both Houses Take a Recess Until Monday—New Meas ures Introduced. pecml lo the Post. Helena, Jan. 19.—Senator Ho gan of Yellowstone today intro duced a bill that, if enacted, will submit to the voters at the election of 1918 the question of calling a constitutional convention. The bill will be known as senate bill No. H. It was referred to a com mittee and it is expected that it will he the subject of considerable debate later on. Both houses held short sessions to la, nut adjourned over until Mon la It is understood that tonight's meeting of the tax committees will be attended by a number of members of house and senate not on the commlt t.nst night's session was the subject of a great deal of talk today. Kelley's argument before the com mission made a most favorable tm ,glon and comment was heard to day Hint It had been of substantial aid to the cause of those who oppose ! the proposed license tax. Will Join the House. I Oil motion of Brower the senate with t debate today concurred In the actii <*f the house yesterday, calling for the appointment of a Joint com mittee < f eight, half democrats and hitii republicans, to recommend amend ru nt to the direct primary law. The feeling Is general that the law as it is n v is unsatisfactory and that it must i»e changed in some important I particulars. The senate committee on banks and banking recommended that S. B. 24 be killed. This bill wan introduced by Roln s and provided an amendment permitting state hanks to establish brain In s. Meadors as a substitute rii ft] that the bill be printed and the substitute motion prevailed. niul.i gave notice of a bill creating the nfflee of custodian of the state capitol. On Third Reading. T ' senate passed the following WIN third reading: IT. B. 5 and P B. The latter Axes the rate of 1 1 a mile for the transportation of pi road crews. It also passed sen st* joint memorial No. 1, asking con P' to make a citizen of George Wi-liington Taylor, a Chinese living In the northern part of the state. Ti • senate adjourned to 2 o'clock Mond afternoon. T! subject of employes again fu i .t spirited debate in the house 1° f'rismns oqffered a resolution t ti. effect that employes shall re foh-o pnv only from the time they go W ' tl< not from the time their em PWyment Is authorized. The resolu tion mused the usual wrangle. Gould opposed the resolution. Murray, re f f > g to Gould, declared that if the n " ,,f T from Madison really was hon (Continued on Page Seven ) CHILD MURDERS MIN TO GETJINEYJOR FOOD u! .eland, O., Jan. 19.—The pangs of Iiutge drove Lawrence Southall, 14, i go orphan, to murder Charles um\s to, a car Inspector who had <led him here late last night, '" v confessed today, say the po i he hoy says he attacked James money for something to eat. PLAN TO INVEST PRESIDENT WITH GREATER VETO POWER Butte Chamber of Commerce Receives Notice of Plan to GiVP Him Rinht In sive mm Hignt io vexo Items of a Bill Without De stroying Entire Measure. ithin a few days the Butte Cham J er °* Commerce, through vote of the «ir**ctor8, will pass opinion on an article of the constitution which com Pols the president of the United States Jo veto a bill in its entirety or pass it *n its entirety and denies him the r, Kht to excoriate a particular proviso r!der without Imperilling the entire ' 11 I» common with the entire com nier« iai interests of the country the 0091 chamber is taking a vote on the fatter and at the present session of he United States congress It Is un derstood that that an amendment to ,he constitution will be introduced T-roviding for the granting of dis ■•iniinatory powers to the president in THIEL RUDERS IT WORK IR II SOUTH ITLIHTIC E First of German Commerce De stroyers Has Outfitted Two Captured Ships. YARROWDALE PUTS ASHORE CREWS OF EIGHT VESSELS Consular Dispatches to State Department Say All Amer icans Are Safe. Washington, Jan. 19.—Dispatches to the state department late today from Rio Janeiro said it was stated there that the steamer St. Theodore, cap tured by the German raider and manned by i cruising as an au (iliary to the raider. New York, Jan. 19.—Notwithstand ing the known activity of British war ships, 11 of which are hurrying from many directions into South Atlantic waters in search of the German com merce destroyer which sank the Vol taire and many other entente vessels increased apprehension was felt ir marine circles today, owing to unde nied credence which the shipping believed to be the famous Moewe, not operating unassisted. Two Others Fitted Out. According to these reports this raid and the Yarrowdale (British), in turn became preying rovers. The Yarrowdale is reported to have ar rived at the Cape Verde Islands with the crews of eight of the ships which were sunk. Her early departure on raiding mission would cause no sur prise among shippers. Reports as yet unconfirmed pia (Continued on Page Sixteen.) > , GERMANY WITHDRAWS HER OBJECTION TO R. S.CDNSRL Representative to Rumania to Resume Duties After His Leave of Absence. Washington, Jan. 19.—Germany has withdrawn her charges of unneutral conduct against Minister Vopicka, ac credited to Rumania, Serbia and Bul garia, it was announced today at the state department. An explanation of the full facts in the charges of un neutral conduct was made to Germany which proved satisfactory. It is probable that Minister Vopicka, now in Berlin, will be granted leave of absence, which he requested many months ago, in order to avoid any em barrassment in sending him on to his post at the Rumanian capital at Jassy just after gaining considerable mili tary information in his trip through the central empires. The removal of Minister Vopicka from Bucharest was explained by Germany to h\*e had nothing to do with the previous charges of unneu tral conduct, but to have been occa sioned by the insistence of the military authorities that all neutral diplomats bo withdrawn. POSSE BRINGS IN BODIES OF ROBBERS Okmulgee. Okla., Jan. 19.—A posse of 10 men left here early today search for alleged bank robbers turned about noon with the dead bodies of Oscar Poe. Will Hart and Harry Hart. The men killed were en gaged In a skirmish with the posse about 18 miles southwest of this city. The balloting closes on !£*■ £* art1 The immigration bill, vetoed by three presidents because of the Inclu of a lltcracy test ln the fext , and the appropriation bills are particularly concerned in the proposed amend ment. Because all presidents have felt that the imposition of a literacy test on immigrants is not in keeping with the sentiments and intentions of the founders of this republic, the im migration bill has always been reject ed and will probably be rejected again at the present session of congress, un less an amendment Is made to the constitution. It is also claimed that such an amendment would do much to end the "pork barrel" system in ap propriation bills. The referendum on the proposed amendment has been submitted to the Butte Chamber of Commerce In com mon with other prominent business organisations throughout the country by the National Chamber of Com merce. EXPENDITURES OF ANACONDA COPPER MINING COMPANY A.C.M.Co. — Y hAK 1912 B.A.&P.Ry. Total. A.C.M.Co. - Y hAK HIM— B.A.&P.Ry. • Total. ; Wages ..................... .....$16,818,284.62 $706,803.70 $17,525,088.32 $19,509,235.95 $715,599.10 $20.224.835.05 ; Freight .................... 70,000.00 4,752,281.02 5,248,945.13 224,834.17 5.473,779.30 Fuel and Power............. ..... 4,724,662.62 276,060.53 5,000.723.15 2.629,532.34 183,107.18 2,812,639 52 Lumber and Timber......... ..... 3,107,460.80 3,107.460.80 1.304,434.16 5,824.75 1,310.258.91 Supplies .................... ..... 2,688,079.55 100,339.95 2,788,419.50 5,489,902.02 334,327.83 5,824,229.85 Taxes ..................... 23,669.17 673,357.49 726,227.51 26,406.17 752,633.68 Miscellaneous and Insurance ..... 516,327.27 91,276.72 607,603.99 1.245,865.81 152,438.56 1,398,304.38 Total .................. |$ 1,268,150.07 $34,454,934.27 $36,154,142.93 $1,642,537.76 $37,796,680 69 Custom Ore ................ ..... 5,102 236.62 5,102,236.62 1,781,674.62 1,781,674.62 Total .................. ......$38,289,020.82 $1,268,150.07 $39,557.170.89 $37,935,817.55 $1,642,537.76 $39.578,355.31 Number Men Employed..... ..... 13,941 550 14,491 15,521 589 16,110 Wages .................... .....$15,864,333.44 $515,869.30 $16,380,202.74 $20,392,978.01 $578.381.30 $20.971,359.31 Freight .................... 82,660.28 3.470,388.55 4,740,656.78 70,505.07 4,811,161.85 Fuel and Power............ ..... 2,246,323.41 131,845.58 2,378,168.99 2,708,450.82 139,262.40 2,847,713.22 Lumber and Timber........ ..... 1,116,628.82 7,546.10 1,124,174.92 1.162.641.26 5,290.90 1,167,932.16 Supplies ................... 830,941.33 5.564,466.65 9,143,383.42 290,514.79 9,433,898.21 Taxes ..................... 26,305.09 675,738.05 657,744.74 29,491.87 687,236.61 Miscellaneous and Insurance . ...... 1,014,245.67 110,372.97 1,124,618.64 1,468.440.78 390,639.76 1,859,080.54 Total .................. .....$29.012,238.79 $1.705,540.65 $30,717,779.44 $40,274,295.81 $1.504,086.09 $41,778.381.90 Custom Ore ............... ..... 1,565 685.44 1,565,685.44 1,891,206.94 1,891,206.94 Total .................. .....$30.577.924.23 $1,705,540.65 $32,283,464.88 $42,165,502.75 $1,504,086.09 $43,669,588.84 Number Men Employed..... ..... - 13,001 461 13,462 16,845 597 17,442 TfiTAI PHD PIVP VFARQ ________ Wages .................... ......$30,597,167.49 $942,472.75 $31,539,640.24 $103,181,999.51 $3,459,126.15 $106,641,125.66 Freight .................... 135,390.52 6,472,309.01 24,396,529.69 583,390.04 24,979,919.73 Fuel and Power............ ...... 3,268,438.03 186,967.47 3.455,405.50 15,577,407.22 917,243.16 16.494,650.38 Lumber and Timber........ ...... 1,350,017.95 1,350,017.95 8,041,182.99 18,661.75 8,059,844.74 Supplies ................... ...... 11,605.785.86 578,035.80 12,183,821.66 33,660,696.17 2,134,159.70 35,794,855.87 Taxes ..................... 29.693.11 979,622.21 3,633,023.53 135,565.41 3,768,588.94 Miscellaneous and Insurance ...... 4,305,603.35 40,521.86 4,346,125.21 8,550,482.89 785,249.87 9,335,732.76 Total .................. ......$58,413,860.27 $1.913,081.51 $60,326,941.78 $197,041,322.00 $8,033.396.08 $205.074.718.08 2,675,921.57 13,016,725.19 13,016.725.19 Total .................. ......$61,089,781.84 $1,913,081.51 $63.002,863.35 $210,058,047.19 $8,033,396.08 $218,091.443.27 Number Men Employed..... ...... 21,222 732 21,954 16.000 600 16,600 This table, quoted in the address of C. F. Kelley, vice president of the Anaconda Copper Mining company, made before the tax committees of the senate and house at a joint session in Helena last evening, has some impressive totals. It shows the expenditures of the Anaconda company, including subsidiary departments, in Montana for the last five years. At a glance it makes clear that the Anaconda company is a factor in the business and industrial life of the state. Vice President KelleySs address was heard by an audience that crowded the assembly hall of the Helena Commercial club, where the tax committees met last evening. Following his masterly presentation of the facts and his argument for a fair deal for the mining corporations of Montana, Mr. Kelley was congratulated upon his effort by many who heard him. The committee will continue its sessions for a number of days. Frank M. Kerr, general manager of the Montana Power company, will be heard by the committee this evening._ DEMAND GREATER USE DF U-BOATS El Mild Criticism of Government Policy by Speakers in Prussian Diet. Berlin, Thursday, Jan. 18 (via Lon don, Jan. 19).—The Prussian diet took upon itself today the role of critic of the government, which the reichstag at its latest session refrained from do ing. Nevertheless, the prediction which was heard yesterday that the session would be marked by the most vigorous attacks on Chancellor Von Bethmann-Hollweg, turned out to be incorrect. The speech of Dr. Von Heydebrand, conservative leader, who is associated with the centrist and national-liberal parties, in favor of a more unrestricted use of the subma rines, was far more moderate than on earlier occasions and his address was not characterized by attacks on the United States. Paul lireitenbach, minister of public works and the chancellor's second in the Prussian cabinet, said in a care fully worded declaration in behalf of the government: Appeal to Patriotism. "This grave and difficult epoch re quires ever-renewed discussion what ways and means are to be adopted." He added, however, that he consid ered anti-expression of the govern ment's views at present to be unde sirable. Responsibility for decisions, he said, rested on the chancellor and he appealed to the patriotism of the house to support this difficult task by refraining from criticism of his pol icy—an appeal which the proceedings showed to be unnecessary. It was announced that even Dr. Von (Continued on Page Three ) of 1,000 AMERICANS WANT TO LEAVE ASIA MINOR Washington, Jan. 19.—More than 1,000 Americans have petitioned Am bassador Elkus at Constantinople to get them out of Syria and Palestine. The ambassador cabled the state de partment today that the original esti mate of 300 has more than trebled since the Turkish military authorities acceded to strong representations * by the state department that American citizens be allowed to leave. increase of more 500 American refu gees has been noted, while the re mainder come from scattered locali ties. From Jaffa and Jerusalem alone army Aviators fah to GET AWAY; MANY GIVE UP HOPE FOR LOST OFFICERS Aeroplane Survey of Sonora Desert Fails to Take Place and Nothing Has Yet Been Heard From Two Army Officers Who I Were Carried Across the Border During Flight Nearly Ten Days Ago. Mexicans Bring in Reports That Two Bodies Were Seen in a Pool on the Desert. Calexico, Cal., Jan. 19.—Flights planned by three military aero planes to search for two bodies reported seen near Laguna Prieta, Lower California, by Indians and thought possibly those of the two missing army aviators, Lieut. Col. Harry G. Bishop and Lieut W. A. Robertson, probably will be postponed. A dense fog has settled down on the valley. The aviators have been missing since Jan. 10. Abandon ment of hope by civilians that the aviators are alive has not changed the opinion of officers that Bishop and Robertson yet will be rescued unless they met with an accident or were killed by bandits, _ AUTO SEARCHERS ARE FAR INTO THE DESERT On Sonora 1 insert, near Santu Clara, Jan. 18 (by courier to Yuma, Arlz., Jan. 19).—Searchers for the missing aviators. Colonel Bishop and lieuten ant Robertson, traveling In five auto mobiles, made 50 miles this afternoon over the sand desert, vainly searching for the lost men. No trace has been found up to 2 o'clock today, as one of the cars Is leaving for Yuma for more supplies and carrying this mes ! sage. The party is leaving now for Santa Clara, where no one lives, but where wood and water may be had. It has been raining for three hours with no sign of stopping. The party expects to leave Santa Clara Friday early, probably proceeding further down the Oulf of Lower California, searching the entire distance from the Gulf to the sand dunes on the east. Hope is no longer entertained that the missing aviators are alive, unless they reached the gulf below Point Isabel and got help from some fishing lioat. WILL DENY AUTHORITY OF UNITED STATES COURT San Francisco, Jan. 19.—Copy of motion denying jurisdiction of United States courts over the persons of Franz Bopp. German consul general, and K. H. von Schack, vice consul, convicted of violating American neu trallty. was filed with United States Idstrict Attorney John W. Preston to day. Theodore Roche, chief counsel for Bopp, said he would make the motion aiul'efore Judge William H. Hunt of the United States district court next week. If Judge Hunt denied a motion for a new trial. Roche moved for a new •rial today. _ a Germans Expected to Attack to Relieve Alsace, Near Swiss Border. THE WAR SUMMARY. Heavy fighting is still in progress cn the Rumanian front, with the Rus sians and Rumanians apparently more than holding their own, for the time at least, against Field Marshal von Mackensen's armies. Elsewhere in the field of military operations there hav been few activities of importance. This holds true of the Franco-Bel gian front, where quiet has been broken recently only by the British activities north of the Somme, which have resulted in advances for them re cently near Beaucourt-Sur-Ancre. Activity Expected. Indications are not lacking, however that the present pacific condition: not' Hkely To^ndure' lonB and Tn" this connection the extreme .outhern sec - tor of the line Is being watched. The French here occupy a consider-! able section of Alsace, the fighting line touching the Swiss border tween Belfort and Basel. < 'oncentra tion of masses of German troops across the line from Basel has recent ly been reported in Swiss newspapers and a belief is said to exist in Switzer land that the Germans contemplate an (Continued on Page Three.) ISSUED CHECK FDR STOCK, BUT NEVER RECEIVED A SHARE . Jennie Byerline Testdies t0 Bein 9 Bilked by Trus tee Company. nesss told them his sister wanted to 1 •I e j Special to the Post. Helena, Jan. 19.—The presentation of a mass of documentary evidence consumed much of the time during the forenoon session today of tlie trial of former officers, salesmen and di rectors of the Northwestern Trustee company, who are before the federal court on a charge of using the mails to defraud. George M« Knight of Townsend, fa. Swlgart of Missoula and Mrs. Jen nie Byerline of Stearns, Mont., testi fied. McKnlght testified that R. R. Side botham and a man named Wills called on him in March, 1915, at his home near Townsend apd said they were with the Northwestern Trustee com pany and that it was the business of the company to get money in the east and loan it out to farmers and others in Montana at a slight advance in the rate of interest. He said they named Governor Norris, A. M Alderson, W. R. Allen, W. C. Rae and others as offi cers at the head of their institution, and that after some little talk the wit borrow some money on the place, also said the men broached the sub ject of buying some stock in the t om - ntlnue Page Seven.) SAYS PACKERS 00 NOT KNOWJEIRBUSINESS Fisher Charges Heads of Con cerns Are Ignorant of the Economic Principle. Cheyenne. Wyo., Jan. 19.—"The most amazing situation in the world is the utter ignorance of the heads, by in heritance, of five of the nation's great est packing concerns of the economic , u !? derl . > . ,n |_. ', he I * hey , 8ald , er , * ,8h< ' r ' j former secretary of the Interior, coun 8 « 1 f " r the market committee of the j American National'Livestock assoc la tion her* toda^ Usher was dls <' u « 8ln « the difficulties.stock growers m< *' when they send their livestock to the great packing plants. Mr. Fisher told the convention the packers were spending "hundreds of thousands jyf dollars in advertising In an attempt to convince the public their business is based on sound principlesjl ; ; TELEGIIIUI FROM UNTERMYER STIRS Lawyer Says His Name Was Used "as Though He Were Seeking a Job." BOSTON MAN TO BECOME LEAK PROBE ATTORNEY Fitzgerald in House Objects tc "Throwing Bricks" at Pri vate Citizens. Washington, Jan. 19.—A tele gram from Samuel Untermyer, protesting against the use of his name as though he "had been seeking a job," read to the house by Representative Fitzgerald, pre cipitated a new discussion of the leak inquiry. The telegram de clared Untermyer did not want the place and could only have ac cepted it as a great sacrifice. Representative Miller, Minnesota, ob jected to the tone of the message, which he said reflected on the house. "1 think he is not justified,'* said Mr. Miller, "in sending a message that is an insult to congress. I do not think his message is either parlia mentary or decent." Objects to Throwing Bricks. Mr. Fitzgerald said he objected t the throwing of bricks" at private citizens who have rendered public republican of discussion by Representative A Pennsylvania, ende saying: ••Mr Untermyer was retained to In vestigate, the 'sugar trust;* he was the people's representative for that in quiry, but I know that he represented great corporations. When Lawson suggested Untermyer, I questioned his right to serve. He is the last person to lie considered in connection with counsel for the inquiry." Expect Whipple to Act. mittee investigating the alleged "leak'* fittee investigating the alleged "leak" apparently were confident today that Sherman la. Whipple, a Boston lawyer, would accept the committee's invita tion tc* act as its counsel in the in quiry. He will come to Washington tomorrow to confer with the commit tee. He was agreed upon last night alter bitter turntest over the selection of cou The public il sei. committee will hold m hearings until Monday further RAILROADS NOT 10 ADD TD THE E Commerce Commission Disap proves Plan to Make Export Grain Pay Heavily. Washington. Jan. 19. The interstate commerce commission today disap proved proposals by railroads to double and quadruple storage charges on ex port grain at elevators at New York, Philadelphia. Baltimore, Boston, New port News and other Atlantic ports where such grain is held longer than GO days. New charges for the storage of ex port grain in cars awaiting unloading at Baltimore sind Philadelphia also were disapproved. The proposals made by the trunk line railways were designed as a meal* ure to relieve congestion at Atlantic ports and to insure, through enforce ment of penalties, a freer flow of grain through the elevators. A considerable 1 proportion of the millions of bushels j of grain shipped to Atlantic ports for export to the warring nations of Europe would have been affected. In its decision, the ••ommisslon holds that the objects sought by the railroads should be attained by other methods than the one proposed which would place heavy penalties upon the traffic. HAS A SUBSTITUTE FOR WILSON'S RAILWAY PLAN Brotherhood Chief Would Have Federal Board to Decide Labor Differences. Washington. Jan. 19.— W. G. Lee, head of the trainmen's brotherhood, today presented a substitute plan for President Wilson's railway labor leg islation to the house commerce com mittee. A board of eight, equally divided between railway workers and operat ing officials, appointed by the presi dent, would solve all the present dif ficulties over working conditions, he said; would command unqualified sup port of the four brotherhoods, and* despite the fact that it would be evenly divided, he predicted there would bo no deadlocks.