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Published er err arenla« ex cept Sunday by tne Butte Datty Pott company, M Veat Granite afreet, Bu tte, Montana. Entered as aecend-clast mat lar Jan. 29, 1913, at die post office at Butte, Montana, under the act of March 3, 1879. Subscription Raten Dally, one month........$ -80 Ö , one year, in advance 5.00 •weekly. If months.. 2-00 Branch Office« Anaconda.....203 Main Street OOtan.....13 So. Idaho Street Door Lodge. .Deer Lodge Hotel I. f. McKinney, Special Agency Mb Eastern Advt. Agent, 334 nfth Avenue........New York 122 S. Michigan Ave„ Chicago Telephonen Business Offic« ............428 Editorial Room* .........1015 Anaconda Business Office ............5 s Change of Address la «Ana« f?" to mim id itmê, m etui ob old Sddre»« *î»o to tnture MdB prowpt delhrcvp Pitre«« will oblif* A« company by rtporting faulty delivery if ty paper. Make check* end money •rdere payable to the Bane Daily Post Company. Offîol.l Papar of »k« City of Butt« Th» Peat ia • Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulation»._ SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1917 THE BETTER WAY Tlie legislature at Olympia has had a serious time over the a:fairs of the •täte university at Seattle and the col lege of agriculture at Pullman. There has l »een plenty of publicity for dis- j agreeable matters In difference, quite j after the manner of the troubles that recently Involved Montana's institu tions of collegiate grade, to the Injury! of all of them. Speaking for the j ! I | I ! ! ; j j ! « « st half of the state of Washington, the Spokesman Review has published statistics de signed to show that by the testimony of the list of students in attendance the university at Seattle Is in large percentage a school for the people of that < it» and of King county, the in ference drawn being that the rest of the state pays an unj st share toward higher education for the Puget-sound region. With the rest there have been manifestations ot a spirit of rivalry of the sort that is not at all helpful wherein the rank or the useful ness of the Washington Institutions sre concerned. If these colleges were component Darts of one uni ersity, ns th* ought ! ! , I ! ; , * lo be. with unit in i I gen rentrai control, as is the case in a real universities, over courses of stud and the like, there wo Id l e no airln of troubles or controversies over Juris 1 y - ; diction brought to the attention of the legislature and the ; ublic. Montana has adopted a policy which is in bar ■non y with the right idea as to a state , university, and all citizens art con fldently hoping that it will work out right. ! GIVE THEM A CHANCE - I In a letter sent to the Ana» omla j Business Men s association and kindred »rganizatlons in the state, the chief ! •f the immigration service at Helena • I« asking substantial citizens to find employment for the members of Troop A. Montana cavalry, when mustered •ut. The appeal ia timely and merits the attention of the business associa tions of the state. In all parts of the country the same tit nation has developed. Returning guardsmen who have had long servi» e an the border have found difficulty in »ecuring employment. When many of them left with their regiment, their employers promised them their posi tions on their return. In some cases they were retained on the payrolls of their former employers at half the •rages they commanded before they tntered the army. In practically every Instance, however, the half pay was discontinued long ago and In mo.*? employers ware unable to hold positions open to men who were In the Mrvice of the country. With the re unit that when the guardsmen returned to their homes they found their jot«, fat the bands of others. At the present moment twenty-ftve member» of a California battery are quartered In an armory at Oakland while they are seeking employment These men any they hare made an earnest effort to secure any kind of work and have failed. Through the bounty of officer» w ho apprêt late tlieir situation they have been permitted to sleep in the armory and eat rations given them as charity. These men do not want charity. Thes feel that their AT THE BREAKING POINT The expected happened, as the result of President Wilson's conferences with men In high station at Washington. Congress paused and the people of the ! United States were calm during two : anxious days of waiting until the na- ! tion'8 chief executive should reach a decision. But during these intense hours there was. throughout the coun try, a centering of thought and of views that have found, almost without exception, conservative expression in the press. It amounted to a consensus that the thing that has been done is j the thing that ought to be done. ! The serious discussion of the sltna I tion within official circles at the na | tional capital brought three or four I alternative courses under review. To consider the relative value oi merit of ! any of these is not pertinent or prac tical now. It nil resulted in a definite plan: action has been taken; that is. we repeat, the action which, mani festly, the great public believed the government ought to take. There can be. ns the Post believes, no controversy over that aspect of the case--there can be no contention over the state- : ment that the president's act of today reflects preponderant public opinion. Two days ago this page remarked that it is the function of the president of the United States to speak for the nation in a matter like the one that has Just been pressed upon their atten tion. In this instance, as in former criti al moments during the war period, there has been revealed no wish on the public's part to prod the chief execu tive or to imi ortune him or to ham per him in reaching open-minded con elusions. Vor the rest, all that might be expressed in cohftnns of newspaper comment gets terse and exact utterance, as it seems to us. in the words spoken, last night, before the president's cle « ision was announced, at a public meeting the city of Washington by j services in the army and the sacrifices a they made when they responded to the « all to arms should entitle them to a chance at honest employment j Similar complaint has been made by' guardsmen In Oregon and Washington, of There were instances where members j of the Second Montana found it diffi- | one •cult to secure employment on return- the ing home. Our guess is however, that : fewer complaints of this kind have come from Montana than from any ! j n other state In the Union. For every an man who went to the border to carry ! the flag if need be. into Mexico, there j should be found employment on his re- i turn home. That is a view that will J shared by the people of this state j generally, tt,ld lhe troopers who are ^ soon to be mustered out at Helena | <b ibtless w ill be given the chance that is their due NEW BILLS At the close of business yesterday 32S new bills had been introduced by the members of the Fifteenth legisla tlve assembly. < »f that number, 202 had originated in the house; 126 are senate bills. Less than half a dozen bills have reached the governor. Up to this morning only one had been signed by him. This is the last day of the fifth week of the session. Measured fey the number of ia» tments to its credit, the assembly hasn't much to show for its efforts I may be expec ted, however, that the j »**i»l*Uve mill will be speeded up dur in *» t* 1 * remainder of the time at the ! '^posal of the law makers. For that • matter, there are man> in the state I ««"dem y to reduce the number of bills I introduced in their respective sessions. ! wasting time when it refrains from making new laws. In respect to the number of bills in troduced. the Montana assembly is not making a new record. There have been many sessions at which the close of the fifth week found more bills on the calendar than are now before the Fifteenth assembly. In Oregon, Wash ington and Idaho there has been a j That Isn't true of California. The legislature at Sacramento last Satur day was reported to have a total of 2,457 bills before it. and that was a big assortment even for the second largest state in the Union. In no state is the measure of a j• at orr.i lmhm.nl found in ! ,hf of bm * Introduced. Our assembly could hold down on the ; number of proposed acta without ir. \ the least damaging its record. In the matter of legislation it is easy to get ; too much of a good thing. | J YOU NEVER CAN TELL Unless a situation due to the war H Kurope makes It necessary. the coun try probably will escape an extra ses sion of congress. Many reports from Washington have a different tenor. * These stories, however, may always be | taken at a discount for the reason that J manufacturing sessions of congress Is William Howard Taft who said: "The responsibility that now- rests upon the president and congress is very hea ! They should know and do know th.it : the American people will back them to ! the end. May God give them good deliverance!" The right thing has been done. It is an interesting incident thatr Am bassador von Ber®storff said this morning: 'There was nothing else left for the United States to do." Not vindictive but rather in earnest as piration that they may abide in pence*. American citizens cling to the hope that Germany will abstain from the course of conduct toward ourselves and all neutrals outlined in the note that has strained diplomatic relations to the breaking roint. At the moment when these lines are written the words spoken this after noon by the president in an address to congress are speeding over the wires, on their way to the people. He cites the correspondence which resulted in the status Germany proposes now to abandon; he expresses the hope that the government at Berlin will not go to the length that has been threatened: he declares that, if need be, the United States will maintain national honor and dignity. There, for the hour, the case rests. The country, once more, will await the unfolding of the momentous conditions that are to come. Many of us have been prone to say that a firmer or more consistent policy, months ago. on the administration's part would have spared us the harsh alternatives which now are thrust upon us. Whatever be our sentiments respecting these and other matters, this is a time for ab stinence from criticism concerning that which is past and for manifestations of a spirit of unquestioning loyalty to the federal government, come weal or come ill. vu pa tion the national a stead capital. if Washington could have its way, congress would be in session all of the time. There is a reason. The people of the capital derive a steady incomo from congress. When a session ends one of the chief gourdes of revenue of the Washington hotels, buffets, stores, shops and other enterprises is cut off. For that reason it is always in order j n the national capital to assume that an extra session of congress Is both imminent and necessary. it is known that President Wilson is opposed to an extra session. The polltftoa.1 control of the house of repre sentatlves of the congress that will be ^ March 4 next w!n hang on R feather's edge and the Hing of an tra session would precipitate a pro longed row over the mastery of that body which wouldn't be a good thing for either the country or the demo cratic party. One dispatch says that the significance of the frequent trips the president is making to the capitol these days is found in the fact that he intends to speed up legislation and se cure the passage of as much of®the pending program as is possible before March 4 and then give the country a much-needed rest until the first Mon day in December. We need the rest, all right, but the present near-crisis may change the president's plans. You ! never can w hat will happen these days. THIS DATE_IN HISTORY FEBRUARY 3. 1818—Spanish Cortes abolished in quisition. 1*56—Thermometer 80 degrees be low zero in Kansas; extraordinary cold wave In large section of United States, in some parts to u degree unknown before. 1671—First provision trains arrived in raris bringing relief to the starving inhabitants, after the surrender of the city to the Prussians on Jan. 28. 1681—Wholesale suspension of Irish members in house of commons, during discussion on arrest of Michael Davitt, Charles S. Parnell and 34 oth 1911—Centenary of birth of Horace Greeley celebrated. Mexican insurgents attacked Juarez and were repulsed, American sight seers thronging the banks of the Rio Grande watching the'battle. 1918—The Income tax amendment to the constitution ttecame a law, being approved by the Wyoming legislature, the thirty-sixth to take favorable ac tion. 1914—President Wilson lifted the embargo on the shipment of arms from the United States to Mexico. 191#—Hood in Arkansas causes loss of eight lives and $10.000,000 property damage United States senate ratines treaty with Nicaragua by which United States secure» two naval bases and right to construct trans-isthmian canal tor $1.000,000 ly EARNEST ENDEAVORS. "No," remarked the determined lady to the indignant taxi driver who had re ceived his exact fare, "you cannot cheat me. I haven't ridden in cabs these last 20 years for nothing." "Haven't you?" he retorted bitterly. 'Well, you've done your best." LUKE M'LUKE SAYS Copyright, 191«, Cincinnati Enquirer Why It is that a man s idea of good time is doing something that he can't afford to do? Statistics claim that only five in 100 marriages are happy. And every mar ried man in town wonders where in Sam Hill the lucky five are conceal ing themselves. The old-fashioned hen that used to lay 10-cent eggs now has a daughter who manufactures nothing but the 60 cent kind. A political argument may lose a friend, but it never makes a vote. When a man gets old enough to know better, *he is usually too old to do better. Trying to demonstrate your red blood will get you a lot more in this world than will trying to demonstrate your blue blood. Anyway, the High Uost of Living is kind of kicked the ambition out of the man who used to try to run two flats on one salary. There are a number of different Self-Starters for automobiles. But the telegraph pole by the roadside con tinues to act as the most effective Self-Stopper. Any Princess would rather be seen on the street with n man who has a ooden head than be seen with one ho has a wooden leg « Wall Street has a kitten every time à Big Man dies. But you may have noticed that the sun keeps right on rising every morning and the world keeps right on turning around. You can sting a smart man once, and sting him hard. But after that he never sits dow n without feeling un der the lounge to see if there is a dic tograph there. You can't blame a woman for being distant when her husband is too close. When a man blows 1n $5 over the har, he paya no attention to It because, Rut if he loses $5 out j big as $500 it is only $5 of his pocket it look to him. Most of us Enlightened Americans regard the Chinese as poor, dumb, downtrodden Heathen. Maybe they are. But they had sense enough to fix things so that the feminine styles in that country haven't changed in more than a thousand years. Any time a 12-year-old boy won't eat cake and a 16-year-old girl won't t pickles, better call in the doctor, there's something wrong. Our Daily Special. Rome Men Won't Yield To Anything But Temptation. Names is Names. Ham Loving lives in Detroit, Mich. THE ANNIVERSARY IN THE EUROPEAN WAR FEBRUARY 3. 1915— Three of the conspirators con cerned in the assassination of Arch duke Francis Ferdinand of Austria cere executed at Sarajevo. Another Turkish attack on Suez anal repulsed by British. 1916— Canadian parliament building burnt down after an explosion while parliament was in session, and sup posed to be due to German spies; 7 lives lost, property loss about $10,000,000; the buildings were considered one of the notable Gothic piles on the Amer ican continent and had been erected from 1859 to 1865, the Prince of Wales, late King Edward, laying the corner stone. HERE AND THERE. New Y'ork wants to prevent the overcrowding of street cars. The only Bure way we know is to keep them in the barns. I »étroit Press. Harvard's "mentally perfect man" now has a job In a canning factory, where they'll soon find out whether or not he knows beans.—Detroit Press. We still believe that in spite of all that is going on In the world the trouble is not so much downright dev iltry as it is a lack of common sense.— Houston Post. Jerseyites regard munition works as bad neighbors.—Philadelphia Record. The new coins look so good that everybody wants a lot of them.— Houston Post They say that Boston is eating canned Texas jackrabbit. Well, a fair exchange is no injustice. Texas has been eating canned Boston beans for many years. Houston Post. Tom Lawson on leakR la a flood. Toledo Blade. The Lord w ill provide for those who work.—Toledo Blade. Unbridled passion never was a sa horse to ride.—Philadelphia Ledger Sundays and holidays the alarm clock is a musical instrument.—To ledo Blade. Peoria burglars stole $60 worth of choice hams. A slice apiece. e\ ident ly —Detroit Press. Germany doubtless realizes with out being told further, that it is her next move - Pittsburg Post. CURRENT ATTRACTIONS AT BUTTE THEATERS Maiaon LIBERTY Pictures — Today: "Black Orchids-** BROADWAY Pants,.« Vaudeville — Starting Today: Daisy Jerome and fiva other acts. empress Hippodrome Vaudeville-— Today: "All-Girl Revus of 1917.** Tomor row: Change of bill. ANSONIA Vaudeville and Moving Pictures — Today: Carlyle Blackwell and Gail Kane in "On Dangerous Ground" Tomerow: Special Sunday bill. AMERICAN Moving Picture»—-Today : Doro thy Gish in "The Little Yank." ORPHEUM Moving Pioturaa—Today : Maxine Elliott in "The Chaporon." ODD EVENTS IN TODAY'S NEWS EGOS GOOD AS MONEY. Benham, Ind.-Kggs at the present market price are a good medium of ex change, as evidenced here when a grocer accepted an egg at its face value- four cents—in payment for one pound of bulk salt, one pound of oyster shells, one box of matches and a quarter pound of oatmeal. men sue shell concern. Toledo, Ohio. — The Consolidated Manufacturing company, engaged in making sheila for the allies, has been made defendant In six suits filed by as many work men, who dec lured that their health had been ruined by fumes from molten lead. The sums asked aggregate $125,000. DIOS UP OLD SHELL. York, Pa.—A reelle of the battle of Hanover, an unexploded shell which fell on the Gitt farm near Plum Creek during the engagement between the forces of Kilpatrick and Stuart on June 30, 1863, was dug up recently from the place In which it had lain buried as a precautionary measure since that djite. It was George Gitt who found and buried the shell directly after that battle. William Blettner, 78 years old, the only man living who knew of the incident, told his grandson Paul of the circumstances and pointed out the spot where the shell had been interred. The boy dug it up. It weighs about 10 pounds and is well preserved. GIRL SHOWS HER PJ.UCK. Sheboygan. Wis.—Virginia Fessier, aged 15, daughter of Bernard Fessier sheboy wttB unahIe to unfast en j ,_____ her heavy coat and cape in her anxiety when her brother Jacob, aged six, and Ceceilia Melger, aged seven, broke through the ice in the Sheboygan river above the cofferdam at Sheboygan Falls the other day, so she broke through the thin ice and swam in her heavy clothes to the middle of the river and rescued her brother as he sank for the third time, came back to shore, then returned and saved Cece lia. The children were throwing sticks on the ice for a pet dog to bring them back. One went to the open channel and the dog fell into eight feet of water. The children went out to res cue the dog and fell through. Virginia learned to swim last summer. She wore gloves and could not unfasten her cloak as she ran out on the ice. hut broke through and with her fist broke a channel to rescue her brother and his companion.* EDUCATION NOTES Dr. Henry Vun Dyke, who recently resigned as Ambassador to Holland, wishing, he said, to resume writing and be at liberty to express his own personal views on the great interna tional events of the day. returns to Princeton university, whose most dis tinguished professor of literature he had been before his accepting the dip lomatic post In 1913. Dr. Van Dyke lad taught literature at Princeton since 1900. Establishment in Washington. D. C„ of a university center for higher studies and the making of the capital city Hie center of higher education in the United States has been brought well toward completion by a subcom mittee supported by some of the lead ing universities of the country. Com prising this committee are Prof Dana C. Monroe of Princeton. Prof. Charles Beard of Columbia, Prof. Albert Bushnell Hart of Harvard, Gaillard Hunt of tlie Library of Congress, and Waldo C. Iceland of the Carnegie In stitute. who meet in Washington this month to discuss the project. The movement is being supported by Princeton. Yale, Harvard, Columbia, Berkeley, Chicago, Johns Hopkins and other universities, and the center will lie for the use of graduate studenta and professors of universities of North and South America. The chief government treasures in the shape of historical archives and manuscripts, the enor mous resources of the Library of Con gress and the scientific collections of the Smithsonian institution and the National Museum will be made avail able and of easy access to scholars, af fording them advantages In research such as no university center now of fers on the American continent. TRIAL OF CASES MONDAY MORNING Judge Mcflernan, before taking up his law and motion calendar this morning, announced that he would make a c all of his trial calendar next Saturday morning. The jury in de partment two is returnable Monday morning, when the trial of cases will be commenced. In tho case of Victor Osterholm against the Butte Electric Railway company and others, a motion to file an amended answer was granted and 20 days allowed In which to reply. In the suit of Louis Levine against Delbert Car mon and others the motion was R grantèd e ° f dlsm,ssaI T,eave to file an amended answer was granted in the case of E. R. Bohan & Co. against M. Abrams. A Woman*» Experience With Grippe ,J h,n t COUKh or cokl "hangs on" and you have aches and pains in your Joints and muscles, it is likely that grippe ia taking h ol d of y„ ur .ystera ■Mrs. J. A. Rodgers, Switzer, S C says: "I am susceptible to' colds•' often ending in grippe, in this case I hate found Foley's Honey and Tar to prevent doctor bills." The sterling family remedy loosens the phlegm, stops irritation, allays soreness and inflammation and frees the air uas sages. Good for children. For sale by Newbro Drug Co.—Adv. I THE POST FOR THE NEWS FINAL CLEARANCE Of Winter Hats at the . COCKRELL HAT SHOP 109 West Broadway Starting Monday, Feb. 5th to Make Room For Spring Goods Arriving Daily Trimmed and untrimmed hats that were up to $8.00; now ................... .. .. Trimmed hats that were up to $15.00 now .............................. $2.50 WONDERFUL BARGAINS AWAIT THE EARLY • COMERS I* Thousand» of Bull, Poop], i, During the Past 15 leurs, H.J Received Dental Satisfaction As Guaranteed by DR. DAVE 85-36 OWSLEY BLOCK Phone*2008 for Appointments The last word !n modern dentistry, combined with 20 years' experienei Besides our work you will also be satisfied with OUR PRICES. Solid gol^ crowns' $4.90; porcelain crowns, $4.90; bridge work, $4.00 a tooth; platinum fillings, $1.50; silver fillings, $1.00; solid gold fillings, $1.50 up; full set ol teeth ................................................................$10 01 OUR BEST At JUST RECEIVED AN ENTIRE CARLOT OF GALVANIZED ASH and GARBAGE CANS Galvanized A ah Cana I Galvanized Garbage Can. S'.Sr... $4.25 ISS........$5.25 A.C.M.HARDWARE HOUSE MAIN AND QUARTZ THE MODERN METHOD. Mary, small but up to date, had been to tea for the first time with the new neighbors. From ail accounts the lit tle girl had not been at ull generous in permitting Mary to share her play things. "Well," said Mary's mother when she had heard about it, ."if anybody had treated me like that when I was a little girl I should have eome straight home." Mary shrugged her small shoulders. "Things have \ changed since your day, mother," she said. "I slapped her face and stayed." RIPPLING RHYMES By Walt Mason. G E M s di( , I decked with gems my person fat, they glittered with e * ^ splendor" 1 had some rubies on my hat, an emerald on each susp ^ Oh, men could see me from afar, and straightway they £ re * s0 boo y jealous; I twinkled like the little star of which the ancient n>m n tell us. 1 wore a sapphire on my shirt, my cummerbund was i 1 fretted; the weight of all my jewels hurt, and long beneath t <■ J sweated. And ever as I toiled along, for dining halls or » heading, I saw the tired and sad-faced throng that finds this i ^ dreary sledding. I saw men push their jaded feet in searc ^ that always dodged them, and women turned into tlle str * Bh0U i squalid rooms that lately lodged them. I saw them by the 5 ^ # ranked, poor, hopeless skates, all trodden under; and as I 0 . jJW , diamonds clanked, and made a noise like distant thund er stiff fished from a brook, some worn out wife or way war si as I took a startled look, my diamonds seemed to scorch a ^ I've cut out all the precious stones; one can't enjoy , mt his< granite, while hearing all the wails and groans that rise to hard luck planet. ___ _ IF YOUR WATCH| Needs Repairing Bring it to the Old Reliable Watchmaker S. SA1ER 660 Phoenix Blkf Bu J STOCK WATERING BILL PASSES THE SENAT The Post's Washington Pureau. Washington, Feb. 3. -The bill I vlding for stock watering privilege«! unallotcd land on the Flathead r* vation was passed by t without amendment. UNSPOILED. The lady who likes children km I ing over Helen, aged 3- . "How old are you, darling. "1 isn't old." said Helen, lr new."