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BUTTE— Tonight: Probably colder. Tomorrow: Colde. WEATHER FORECAST MONTANA—Generally fair tonight and Wednesday, except unsettled south por tlon tonight; colder tonight._ VOL. 5. NO. 20. BUTTE MONTANA. TUESDAY. JANUARY 23. 1917 PRICE FIVE CENTS. ould Have Senate Lay Aside usmess to Discuss Peace Poli GOVERNMENT RESTS ITS C1SE AGAINST icy TRUSTEE COMPANY "Leak" P "Short rohers to Check Up All Sales on Stock Exchange HSTOB Ei '<ms BULB THE vi? ,, i B CONSIDER Tito ants Every Member of the Senate to Have an Hour for Discussion. ONE OBJECTS TO THE SIDETR ACKING O F BILLS solution Will Be Up for Ac tion Tomorrow for Debate. Washington, Jan. 23.—Senator mmins of Iowa submitted a olution to the senate today ich would devote the senate's e beginning next Monday to a and free discussion of the esident's world peace policy ex essed in his message of yester y. All other business would be eluded until every senator had opportunity to speak not more jit an hour. Chairman Stone of ; foreign relations committee jeeted to immediate considera n and action was deferred until norrow. rho resolution cited that Inasmuch the president's address called for no 'kia! legislative action and that the isldcat had invited free and frank pression of opinion for guidance, the itter involving the integrity of the lion and peace of the world, it was a bounden duty of the senate to »roughly consider the proposals and advise the president regarding them. Stone Objects. In the present pressure of public «in* t-s," said Senator Stone, "I shall ,ve to object to setting aside a whole 'ek. for that's what it would take, ere! y to hear speeches or opinions garding the president's address made atmlay. Such a thing Is wholly out the question at this tirrçe." Senator Cummins insisted that his (Continued on Page Nine.) I EVI DEVELOPMENT IN RUMANIAN CAMPAIGN ulgarians Cross Danube and Move North Through Dobrudja. the war summary. A m-w development In the Rumanian B-mpaign was revealed in today's Cer an official statement, which reports Bulgarian movement northward in ubrudja, across the southern estuary f Hu* Danube, near Tultcha. Along the remainder of the Ruman ia front there have been only en «gements between advance détach ants, those resulting favorably to e Teutonic forces. operations on the other fight * fronts have been mostly raiding nterprises. | WO VESSELS LOST IS REPORT OF LLOYD S London, Jan. 23.—The Danish steam er Klampenborg, of 1,785 tons gross, been sunk, according to an an ouneement made today at Lloyd's hipping agency. The Klampenbor, 265 feet long and was built at ewcastle in 1889. She was owned in openhagen. , Lloyd's also reports the sinking of Swedish steamship Kamma, 1,516 AYS HE ROBBED CRIPPLE OF HIS LIFE'S SAVINGS hat is the Charge Preferred Against Man in the City Jail hy Portland Officials. Was Arrested Several Nights Ago Near A nacond a. information that may connect Fred . c *y- now in the city Jail, with the 'hery of 83,500 from a crippled rall oll <l switchman was obtained this '•orning. Lacey Is wanted In Port ai and word reached Chief Murphy at a Portland officer Is now on his to Butte after the prisoner. •st June all Portland was aroused ,he robbery In which the life ngs of the cripple were stolen, 'rial rewards were offered for the PERSHINC SMS WHtHHISODTPOST TROOPS JOIN HIM Munition Embargo to Be Lifted When Carranza Can Protect Goods. REBEL LEADERS FORM NEW FIGH TING COMPACT Militia Troops Will Begin the Homeward Journey at End of Week. Washington, Jan. 23.—Withdrawal of the outposts of General Pershing's force in Mexico has been ordered by the war department with the approval of President Wilson. There were inti mations today that as soon as the out posts are brought in the movement of the main body of troops toward the border will be begun. No date for the sending of Ambas sador Fletcher to the Mexican capital has been set, it was stated officially today. The Embargo Question. The question of lifting the embargo on the exportation of arms into Mex ico is being considered, but no deci sion has been reached because of the complexity of the problem. The position of the government, it was learned, is that the embargo will be lifted as soon as the administra tion can be sure that the arms will go to the proper authorities. GUARDSMEN WILL BEGIN TO MOVE HOME THIS WEEK Sun Antotnlo, Tex., Jan. 23.—The re turn movement of nutional guard or ganizations, making up the 25,000 troops ordered home from the border, should begin Jan. 20 or 2-7. according' to announcement made at General Funston's headquarters today. It was estimated a month will be required to complete the movement. To facilitate the use of rolling stock, the troops ordered home have been divided into three groups. Organiza tion In group number one will go first. The first group includes troop A, Mon tana cavalry. VILLA WILL TRY TO CAPTURE THE POSTS PERSHING VACATES Washington. Jan. 23.—A new alltame between Villa and Zapata against Car ranza was made by representatives of those two chiefs at a conference at Han Andres, near Chihuahua, last week. Officials here are less concerned in the alliance than in reports made by Villa's field officers that they ! now concentrated In the territory south and west of Chihuahua 8,000 men equipped to launch a new campaign to carry out Villa's part. Villa's concentration of so strong a force was taken as an Indication of his Intention to contest control of the re gion about to he abandoned by the (Continued on Page Three.) CALLS IT SYSTEMATIC LOBBYING BY PRE5IBENT Senator Jones Attacks Wilson's Plan for Frequent Visits to the Capitol. Washington, Jan. 23.—President Wil son's plan to visit the capitol fre quently, urging action on his legisla tion program, was attacked today by Senator Jones, republican, who de clared It indicated a course of "syste matic loi, hying" by the president. capture of the robber. The money was all In »50 bills. The chief of police in Portland spared no expense in his effort to locate Lacey. Telegrams and letters were sent to all parts of the country. A letter reached Butte and the local force had been searching for Lacey with much diligence. *'A man by the name of Fred I-arey was arrested near Anaconda several nights ago." said the chief this morn ing "The Portland officials are cer tain we have the right man. However we are not altogether sure and I wouldn't like to accuse any man of robbing a cripple out of his life s say ings without being sure. We will know when the Portland official ar rives.'* THE TURK'S GOT TO BE SHOWN. V HB! <2 ff7 *=7*f/7 SIDEBOTHAM TRIED TO BUY AUTOS WITH NOTES GIVEN TO TRUSTEE CO. Former Missoula Auto Dealer Testifies to Negotiations With Fiscal Agent of the Company for Purchase of Two Machines. When the Notes Were Refused Cash Was Paid for One Car. Government Rests and Defense Will Start Tomorrow Morn ing. Preparing Motions to Strike. Special to the Fost. t . Helena, Jan. 23.—The government rested its case in the North western Trustee trial this Morning. When Prosecutor Wheeler an nounced that the prosecution was through Attorney A. J. Galen sug gested that the court recess until 2 o'clock so as to give the attorneys for the various defendants an opportunity to confer with each other on certain motions to strike and the like. He said he thought time could be saved by taking the recess. Judge H. C. Smith asked that the recess be extended to 3 o'clock and it was so ordered by the court. Judge Bourquin excused the jury until 10 o'c lock tom orro w morning^ the last John Bieter, Missoula, was the last witness for the government. Mr. Bleier is now a truck drive for the Missoula Mercantile company, but was formerly in the automobile business. He Demanded Cash. Ills testimony was to the effect that in 1914. It. It. Sidebotham called at ills place of business with reference to the purchase of two oldsmobiles. He said a bunch of notes were turned over to the firm in payment for the ma chines, but he objected to taking notes for the cars, and the understanding was the cars were not to be turned over to Sidebotham until they got ac tual cash. He said Sidebotham finally took one car. Among the notes given him he said was one on J. A. lïext. He said he never authorized suit to be brought against Mr. Best In his name, but he was informed that action had been brought In his name. Governor Stewart testified late : es terday afternoon that he had never owned a share of the company's .-.took. He said that four years ago Side botham called upon him and asked him to buy some stock and that he refused, telling him he had no money to put Into the enterprise. He said Sidebotham called again and said he had an option on 60 shares of stock which he would turn over to him. Governor Stewart said that after Side botham left he noted that the stock (Continued un Page Fourteen! EXPECT MERCHANT SUBMARINE IN PORT New London. Conn., Jan 23.—Ru mors that the Deutschland or a sister submarine soon would be here have multiplied lately. A watch for the visitor was set when the Eastern For warding company's launch Esco left her dock about midnight, manned by a crew from the interned German steamer Willehad and proceeded out of the harbor for a point near the en trance. where she cruised to and fro for several hours. OFFER POINDEXTER PLACE ON FEDERAL BENCH IN HAWAII Former Montana Attorney Gen eral Considering Impor tant Post. The Fust's Washington Bureau. Washington, Jan. 23.—Former Attor ney General Joseph B. Poindexter of Montana has been offered a federal judgeship in Hawaii nnd Is in Wash ington talking the matter over with Attorney General Gregory. It is rumored in administration circles that if Judge Poindexter does not receive the federal judgeship in Hawaii he will be named as assistant attorney general at Washington. Judge Poindexter has been practic ing law in Montana for nearly a quar ter of a century. Admitted to the bar in this state.in 1892 after his gradua tion from the Washington law school at St. Louis, he opened offices in Dil lon, where he spent a greater part of his life, and In 1896 was elected city attorney there. The following year he was elected county attorney and served In that position for six years. Then followed several terms as city attor ney. When the Eleventh legislative assembly created an additional judge ship in the Fifth district Mr. Poindex ter was appoointed judge and in 1912 was elected to that position by the largest majority ever given a Judicial candidate in the Fifth district. Upon the resignation of former Attorney General Dan Kelly two years ago ■Judge Poindexter was appointed to sr.-reed him. He was the democratic candidate for that office last Novem ber. He has ever been an active fig ure in Montana ool**'' HELD AS AGENT OF WRITE SLAVE RING She Advertised in Frisco as a Classic Dancer Seeking Understudies. Oakland, Cal., Jan. 23.—Posing as a classic dancer seeking understudies, a beautiful young woman known as Madame Pauline, or Pearl Sanborn, formerly of Helena, Mont., established herself in a local hotel, ami during the last few weeks, according to the po lice, has been engaged in inducing girls to enter the night life of San Francisco. She was arrested last night on a Key Route train while on her wav across the bay with Mrs. Ethel Bayline, a pretty young married woman, said by the police, to be an In tended victim. She will be charged with violating state laws. Investigation by the inspectors has disclosed a startling condition of af fairs and the expose of a ring of al leged white slavers, who they believe have been oeprating extensivelv In this state for many months. Just how many young women and girls have fallen victim to the system has not yet been determined. The police state that almost 50 subjects have tuen in terviewed by Madame Pauline since she commenced advertising for under studies In Oakland three weeks ago. Sensational disclosures of the wom an's connections In Oakland are inti mated by the police with other ar rests to follow. WOMAN KNOWN TO POLICE OF HELENA Helena, Mont., Jan. 23. -Pearl San born, who was arrested in Oakland today, was known to the police of Helena several years as an inmate of one of the houses on Wood street. Her whereabouts has not been known to the local officers since her depart ure. NO NEED OE AN EXTRA SESSION, WILSON SAYS Senate Democrats to Caucus on Tentative Program of Legislation. Washington, Jan. 23.—President Wil son now sees no prospect of an extra session of congress. He told callers today that he planned to go to the capitol frequently to co-operate with senators and representatives in speed ing up legislation. Senator Kern at the suggestion of the steering committee called a caucus for Thursday night to pass on a tentative program which includes railroad labor legislation, a corrupt practices bill and the Webb bill to permit domestic corporations to main tain foreign selling agencies. What hills the committee proposes to hold up have not **ee»' *** ***'"" I BILL FIXING II MAXIMUM RÄTE Measure Making Interest of More Than 10 Per Cent Illegal Recommended. STATE INCOME TAX PROPOSED IN BILL Lane's Measure Dividing State Into Congressional Dis tricts Advanced. Helena, Jan. 23.—After a long debate ' the house, in committee of the whole 1 today, recommended for passage H. B. | 10, by Mason, fixing the maximum rate of interest to be charged in this state : at 10 per cent. While there were de- i cided differences of opinion as to the ultimate effect of this bill upon the farmer, a considerable majority fav ored the measure, and it was advanced on the calendar. In the senate Lane's bill dividing the state into congres sional districts was recommended for passage. Bolden and Baxter opposed the Ma son bill on the ground that It would put many of the small country banks out of business and thus fort e the farmers In those districts to seek loans at more populous centers. They de clared that the added cost of getting such loans would more than equal the difference between the rate fixed by law and the rate charged by some of the smaller banks. Bill is Recommended. White of Fergus favored the bill. Harbert, among others, spoke for the measure. He said that Montana was the only one of the northwestern states t h;< t di d not have a law making 10 per : .v. I\ ,• , j INSIST ON NEUTRALITY Forts Open Fire on a Vessel Seeking to Leave Port Surreptitiously. Rio Janeiro, Jan. 23.—The Danish steamer Hammershus was fired on last night by the guns of the fort at Santa Cruz and halted while trying to put to sea secretly after receiving a quantity of provisions and. according to report, a large quantity of explo sives, from the German ships an chored in the harbor. The Hammershus entered the port at 10 o'clock lust night and dropped anchor close to the German ships. It took on board a large number of cases and then attempted to leave the har bor. The movements of the ship were ob served from the fort ami it was sig naled to stop. The signals were ig nored until two cannon shots were fired, when the Hammershus halted and was boarded by the port police. The police compelled the steamer to anchor in the neighborhood of some Brazilian warships, where it is being kept under watch, pending investiga tion. ! ; GERARD MAKES AN INQUIRY AT BERLIN Berlin, Jan. 22 (via London, Jan. 23). United States Ambassador Gerard to day made formal inquiry at the foreign office as to whether any Americans were among the neutral prisoners of war on board the Yarrowdale. 81 VOTING PRECINCTS ARE ESTABLISHED IN COUNTY County Commissioners and the Clerk and Recorder Increase Number From 68 Because of the Large Number of Voters in Some Districts. Silver Bow county now consists of 81 precincts, instead of 68 as in past elections. The large increase in the voting population of Butte and the county of Silver Bow has made the imrease in precincts an absolute ne cessity. For some time the county commissioners and Clerk and Recorder Sam L. Anderson have been at work on the task of creating the new pre cincts and fixing up the boundaries. The work was completed shortly be fore noon today. Ir some precincts in the city there were many more registered voters than in others and in some cases the same condition existed in the county The commissioners and Mr. Anderson IS REQUESTED TO FURNISH RECORDS EUR TEN-DAY TERM President of Exchanqe is First Witness as Probe is Resumed. BROKERS MUST GIVE REAL NAMES OF ALL CUSTOMERS Witness Questioned as to Right of Members to Pool for Short Selling. New York, Jan. 23.—Searchlight of the house rules committee in the "leak" inquiry is to be turned immediately on all the "short" deals which took place on the stock exchange between Dec. 10 and Dec. 23. It was on such speculation, if any, that profits were made on ad vance information regarding the president's recent peace note, it is averred. That this feature of the inquiry may be expedited the com mittee at its first session today ordered H. G. S. Nobel, president of the stock exchange, to "re quest" the governing board of the exchange to ask its members to supply the committee forthwith with a list of all their transactions between Dec. 10 and Dec. 23, designating all customers by their real names and not by numbers I or appellations. ! The statement* requested also are to ; show the numbers of stocks bor ' Vowed, by whom loaned and the date ' iTurned. To Find the Profit. ^ I With this in format isn in hand, the* committee believes It soon can be learned If there is any basis to the charge of immense profil taking through short selling;" by those In pos session of "leak" Information. Noble was the first witness called after Sherman L. Whipple, counsel for the committee, had made his opening statement. K was featured h> an out line of the immediate plans of the committee contemplating inquiring into nothing save the "leak" said to have occurred iu connection with the president's peace note. Pool Operations. rsr « > 1 » I « * was questioned partitulf _(C onti nued on Page Nine.) BROTHERHOOD CRIEE BEFORE COMMITTEE W. S. Stone Opposes the Anti Strike Statute Before the House. Washington, Jan. 23.— W. S. Stone, grand chief of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. and L. E. Shep pard, acting president of the Order of Railway Conductors, testified to day before the house commerce com mittee in opposition to the Adamson bill to prevent Interruption of rail road traffic by creating a special In vestigating committee during whose deliberation strikes and lockouts would he unlawful. in establishing the new precincts worked on the idea of equalizing the vote in all precincts and when the new electoral lists are prepared it will be found that the voting strength of the various precincts in the city as well as the county are as nearly 'enly divided as the conditions and ircumstances permit. Ir. Butte proper the change in the boundaries is not extensive and there fore in the forthcoming city election tne people will find their names in the old precincts to a very great ex tent, but there will be considerable change in some of the precincts for the school election this spring. Out side of school district No. 1, the changes in boundaries are the great est. but more than a year will elapse before the new boundaries will be brought Into use for a county election. Maps of the new 81 precincts are now being prepared under the direc tion of Clerk and Recorder Anderson and just as soon as they are ready the exaci boundaries of the whole 81 precincts will be given *o the public.