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WEATHERJFORECAST
nirrTB-Tonlght: Partly cloudy.
?'„,„riow: I'artly cloudy.
Œ1 )t Putte Baüp Boôt.
WEATHER FORECAST
VOL. 5. NO. 35.
BUTTE MONTANA. FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 9. 1917
PR ICE FIVE CENTS.
OF TUX
Miillties Exist, it Declares.
1 Urges That These
Be Corrected.
■w^Wfavor
0V —
lew Member From Silver Bow
Precipitates Debate in
the House.
Helin» Feb. 9. After investi
„tini the matter for five weeks
*g senate special committee re
<J to equalize the
H rted its findings to the senate
Uy It holds that the figures
Iw that the large mining com
mies, the hydro electric com
mie. the express companies and
J, Pullman Car company are not
pylng their proportionate share
lithe state's taxes.
TV. committee
jVkUtlon tw oniii
Inen entert'I.«
nit lie emulnl{
-ed dUpru portion.
What it Recommends.
U believe« thr».> iilloged Inequalities
Build he correi-tcil before the adop
I ot eny Income or license tax, and
Sbaefore eny plan which contem
I the ratlinu of roqulred ravenuo
mould tiret provide for the levy and
uUectlon of auch tax or license as may
It ntcMiary to equalize the several
fcduatrle«: that if after auch equaliza
tion hu been provided for there atttl
lain* a deficiency, that deficiency
Éould ba met by a graduated llcenned
hi on corporation»."
The committee finds the assessed
valuations of various classes of prop
er In the state to l»e as follows•
142.000.000; railroads, $87,000,
W; npre»n pmi' n pit», $157,000; twle
graph cooapanleu, $570,000; telephone
ipanleiy $1,364,000; hanks, $11,412 -
hydro-electi powor rom paniez,
1,140,000; farin ', $150,815,000; livc
tock, $52,584,000
Percentage of Tax.
Tlw jroa* hi- -me or value of out
i each clttMH <*f property, together
the (preening* »/f the tax each
mended that i
I to reach these j
and that some
Fourteen.)
OF A LETUP YET
lèverai Large Vessels Counted
Among the Victims
Today.
Queenstown, ! l > (via London).-—
««Norwegian ship Storskog, of 2 , 19 }
■_ * ro>s - -mk yesterday by a
W iubniaThe crew was
'the su'r.m = rii.•• when a steamer
g»« * n< 2 t h• ■ undersea boat aub
gW- officer and ca-
tg* ........ \j ones able to re*
1 the «hip's boat, and they were
*** up by the steamer.
Feb. •—The Norwegian
Ida, of 1,172 tons, has been
- 7 a German submarine. Sur
a*mem>*ers of the crew were land
y - Th * tl'tain stated that the
, and the steward were killed
* on derk by gun fire, the sub
». * * lr,n? co «tinuously without
l*™ l be vessel sank.
a f nt this afternoon an
Ha", ' * lh * N 'weglan steamship
Knmlr u formerly the American
hi w n at ! la ' of 2>667 tona gross,
sunk.
Ul« ,* Uwh Bl, ' irn er Hanna Larsen,
?r ° 8 " bas been sunk by a
kgrieX \ * Ier cai>ta,n and chief
***;.»„ ' "! e n Prisoners. The
R*S[of the
m:
crew was lauded.
R*S[of the
crew was lauded.
was added.__
PLOT TO FREE PHILLIPS
AND STAGGS THWARTED
f Zi°u ic , ted Felons Pro
Break Getaway in
E Wh ,'ch Gave Federal
&E H 's Liberty, But
" Remo « d
"* Staggs, convicted
5*1* and O. F. Phillip.,
J**««,,*, ^th n *f m °h ey U " der
***'-« n e „ ... ' th of whom await
of ' W ' ,Jn <''olay. are still In
^ uV« * r , Buw ~»nty of
action . r' arKe part to the
S?* 1 ® reiX, ° f l nder SherifT Jack
ï Coding them from th ® n ®^
^ h 'ack of Steel
'bible Jaillueakers' de
j
1
PRO FIREMAN
X' ED ON SHIP
NX'S. CITIZEN
Overt Act W», \ Jeans War
Has Not Yet Oo-tirred, Says
Washington.
TECHNICAL VIOLATION
OF AMERICAN RIGHTS
But President Will Wait Clear
Cut Issue Before Tak
ing Action.
Washington, Fob. 0.—George Wash
ington, the negro fireman who idlt hia
life in the sinking of the British
t*amor Torino, was reported by Con
sul Frost today to be "apparently" a
British subject. It was stated that he
waa born in Albarta, Canada.
Washington, Feb. 9.—Preliminary
reporta bafore the state department
today on the sinking of marchant vas
sal« without warning by German sub
marines oontainad evidence of tech
nical violation of American righte, yet
i the government waa holding its poace
j until some outrage presenting a more
clear-out iesue should compel it to
aot. Information on all ahlpe tor
pedoed it being oollocted and it was
officislly stated that up to today tho
situation had not ohangsd.
President Wilson, pursuing his gen
eral policy of having the government
refrain from any art which might be
construed aa being prompted by un
ulterior motive In the criais, author
ized on anouncement that bank de
posits, merchant ships and other pri
vate property of foreigners will not be
seized even in case of war. This con
firmed a provision of the Prussian
American treaty of 1828 without ac
tually reratlfylng the convention.
Impressed With Losses.
Officials were Impressed anew with
the ttppnreut success of Germany's
new campaign, as they received re
ports of the aggregate tonnage sunk
In the last few days, but they looked
for early action by the British admi
ralty to convoy merchunt shipping or
to take some other steps to lessen the
destruction of her vessels.
Entente Request.
The entente embassies here have
asked the "state department If some
step cannot be taken to cease pub
lication of manifests of ships going
Into the war zone. Officials realize
that there Is no warrant of law to
prevent publication of sailings, but
some step may be taken to ask Amer
ican publishers to refrain from print
ing them on the ground of national
policy.
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a
HUGE CREDITS ASKED OF
. BRITISH PARFUMENT
of March £200,000,000
Are Needed.
Tandon, Feb. ».--The parliamentary
papers today announce that the gov
ernment will ask a supplemental vote
of credit for 200,000,000 pounds for war
expenses to March 31, and also a vote
of credit of 350,000,000 pounds as a
first Installment of the amount re
quired for the year ending In March
of 1918.
The government will Introduce a bill
In the house of commons on Monday
for suspension of grand juries during
the remainder of the war.
-» r, __ » . r* j!
To Carry Government to tna
NEW ORDERS FOR THE
CUARDS TO GO HOME
El Paso, Texas, Feb. 9.—It was an
nounced at military headt 4 uarters here
today that orders had been received
from the southern department for the
quartermasters' department to pre
I are transportation for the movement
of national guard troops to their home
station. No designation of troops to
go home at this time was given, it
was added.__
light, to «teel cells In the old building,
where the more dangerous of the prle
onera are kept. This ha» developed
aUico the escape of Larry O'Neill, a
federal prisoner held In the old Jail
building, who. since his break Wednes
day morning, has not been appre
hended.
Five in Plot.
Staggs. Phillipe. O'Neill. James Mal
lahan, William Cook and James Willi«,
th» last three doing time for va
grancy. were involved In a plot for a
wholesale Jail delivery, according to
Information which reached Under
Sheriff Malls Tuesday. The under
sheriff tn anticipation of the attempt
immediately removed Staggs and Phil
lip» to the old Jail building a. d then
j posted two deputie s ^ w atch for a
1 (Continue- on Page Nln* )
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;
,
Secretary Daniels Calls for 25,000 Men to Enlist
In tke United States Navy for Immediate Service
BIGGEST GUN BATTERY OF U. S. DREADNAUGHT
THAT WOULD LEAD AMERICAN FLEET IN
m*.
mmm
mm
r.~ ■
m.
battle
THE PENNSYLVANIA, GREATEST WARSHIP AFLOAT, AND TWO OF HER THREE-GIN T»
The Pennsylvania is Admiral Mayo'* flagship. Not only is she the strongest fighting sessel in tlie Atlantic fleet, but she is the most powerful d
afloat. She would lead the American line were the United Stales battleships to engage in a sea fight. 'I his vessel, with the others of the fled. Is i
Guantanamo training grounds, the United States naval base in fluha. She has t hree guns in each of her four turrets and Is the first American fighter to foe so
equipped. Her twelve big guns could hurl a hroad slda of^ nine ton
ndnaught
GERARD TO LEAVE
BERLIN SATURDAY
FI
Berlin, Feb. 8 (via London, Feb. 9).
—Former Ambassador Gerard and his
party probably will leave Berlin on
Saturday evening, although the date
hae not been settled definitely. It ie
expected they will travel by way of
Switzerland. The German government
was officially informed today by the
Spanish ambassador that Count von
Bernstorff will tail for Halifax on
Monday.
Americans who have been wonder
ing why no announcement has been
made regarding the departure of Am
bassador Gerard's train have been
Kr <. at iy relieved, a* they hope that
Mr. Gerard will now leave Berlin
shortly.
The Ambassador's Train.
Mr. Gerard was offered the choice
of leaving Berlin .Saturday or Sunday
and decided in favor of the earlier
date. The train which will take him
to neutral soli will be composed of
sleepers and day coaches and prob
ably will make better time than the
regular train service, which no longer
attaches importance to the speed as
during peace times.
Arrangements for the departure of
Mr. Gerard and his suite were prac
tically completed today. The delay
was caused by the number of pass
ports to be made out for the ambas
sadorial party and because of the
lack of news regarding the move
ments of fount von t Bernstorff.
To Come Via 8pain.
A special train will leave Berlin
Saturday evening at 8: SO o'clock for
Switzerland by way of Basel and
Bernstorff Will Sail on Monday
for Europe by Way
of Halifax.
i B erne ,
g pa in t
The party will then travel to
here Mr. Gerard will embark
upon the first available steamer for
the United fitatea.
The former ambassador and Mrs.
Gerard will be accompanied by nearly
(Continued on Page Eight >
GERMAN! WILL PAY
DAMAGES TO NORWAY
Settlement of Dispute Over
Attack on Ships in Arctic
is Reached.
Christiania, Feb. » (via London).—
It Is announced that Germany has
notified Norway of her Intention to
pay damages for loss of life on Nor
wegian boats torpedoed In the Arctic
ocean and also for those killed when
two Norwegian boats were sunk In
! the North sea last tell Those cases
; have been the subject of prolonged
, negotiations Germany stipulated
that the payment is made without ad
! mission of any violation of intema
; tlonal law, but out of humans and
1 svmpathetic consideration for the
hardships suffered by the families of
ithe dead sailors
PASSENGERS IMPATIENT
OVER PRECAUTIONS OF
AMERICAN LINE STEAMER
Many Cancel flbervations to Sail on American Ship St. Louis
Because of Ot jv in Puttina to Sea. and Reserve Passage on
Vessels Flying Flags of Belligerent Nations. Steamer Ryn
dam, Almost Within Sight of British Coast, Was Spared by
Submarine and Warned to Turn Back to America. She is
Returning to New York.
_
New York, Feb. 9.—A number of persons who had engaged passage
for Europe on ships of the American line cancelled their reservations
today and booked on ships flying the flags of belligerent nations.
Some of them took passage on the French liner Espagne which sails
on Sunday for Bordeaux and a few engaged cabins on the White Star
, ' . . . . ■ t I ... ■
liner Lapland, which will sail for Liverpool on Tuesday or Wednes
day. There are now only about forty first-cabin passengers left on the
St. Louis of the American line but it is predicted that more will be
booked as soon as the line decides to send her out. There are also
sixty second-class and twenty third-class passenger*
A wireless message from a passen -
sixty second-class and twenty
A wireless message from a passen -
(or on the Holland-American line
steamer Ryndam, given out here, con
tained information that the liner,
which sailed from New York for Rot
terdam Jan. 29 arid turned back when
within a few hours of Falmouth, was
warned by a German submarine to
turn about Just be fors entering the
war zone.
Fourteen Hundred Miles Away
The Ryndam returning here, was re
ported early tods ' 1,400 miles east of!
Sandy Hook, and due to do» k here
Wednesday. A wireless message from
ZJZTy Xrïl h of th" h T/e
shortly before noon. The Ryndam.
with passengers and cargo, turned
back when within about 14 hours of
Falmouth.
The American liner Kroonland is
due here late today, but on account
of the bad weather she may not ar
rive until tomorrow.
The only American vessel to clear
here for an European port since last
Saturday Is the Orleans, owned by the
Oriental Navigation company. She
got her papers yesterday for Bordeaux.
Freight Piling Up.
With th* «ailing of many *h!p* for
European port* delayed on account of
(Continued or. Paye Eight )
COMMITTEE REFUSES TO
RUSH P HEPAHE0NE 55 DILL
Administration War Measure
Must Take Regular
Course.
Washington. Fsb. ». — The house
rules committee today refused a spe
cial rule to hurry the three adminis
tration amendment» to the naval bill
to provide for a IlM.tM.OM bond la
■ue for »hip« »nd war auppli«a, *L
000.000 for aircraft patenta and au
thorization to commandeer shipyards
and munition plants.
The three propositions constitute
new legislation now tn order on an
appropriation bill withont n special
rule.
The naval, bill again waa considered
In the house.
SWEDEN IS NOT
—----
.
NOlÖ SâyS AfnGTICâ HaS TakCfl
Peace Steps Contradictory
to Sweden's.
GERMANY WAS ASSURED
IN ADVANCE OF STAND
EUROPEANS WOULD TAKE
Amsterdam, Feb. 9 (via London).
—Germany was eatiafiod in ad
vance that the European neutrale
would not tako action of a radical
natura against her because of the
launching of her new submarine
campaign, accord ng to a statement
attributed by the Voesisch« Ze tung
of Berlin to Count Tisza, the Hun
garian premier. Premier Tisza,
says the newspaper, told his fol
lowers that before Germany an
nounced her ruthless submarine
campaign the o entrai power* had
aounded the European neutral« and
satisfied themselves that these neu
trals would undertake no warlike
action against the central powers.
Stockholm. Feb. t (vim London).—
*Lhe Swedish government reject* Prés
ident Wilson * suggestion that other
neutral countrlee Join with the United
States tn severing diplomatic relations
with Germany and declares it* inten
tion to follow the strictest neutrality.
Sweden's reply waa delivered to the
American minister today
"The government of the United
States has choeen aa a means of ar
riving at the realization of peace a
method absolutely contrary to the
principles which have guided the pol
icy of the Swedish government up to
the present hour.'*
So declares the Swedish note, which
the minister of foreign affaira, K. A.
(Continued on Page Eight.)
SAY MEMBERS OF
CONGRESS PLAYED
STOCK MARKET
Washington Broker Testifies
He Carried Accounts With
Representatives.
J Washington, Feb. 9.—New life sud
denly was injected into the "leak** in
quiry tod»/ by th. testimony of
George B. Ch, P m*n, local manager for
H»rrimen & Co., New York brokere.
member* of th* hou«e of
d«* 11 " **°'' k *
him. Chairmen Henry celled for the
nlrnt , G f ,►,» m ,m Mr , , n d Chipman
promised to furnish thsm.
fhlpman tc*tlfljd that
n ,"
slue.
time
mwr
stock "short" duriug th* p*
leak' period. He said he had
ators' name* on hi* hooka
unahlo to aay whether hi*
Included secretaries to
representatives.
Quit Buying Tips
Chipman declared that he
paid for "tips" on governme
tlvltlea since 1914 He found,
that Information he bo -srht
was of n
J. L. Llvermo
known "three
' hlpman said, wired him from New
Y oak, on Lee. 20. smktng h m :f he r. ad
heard a peace note was to be issued.
Chipman replied negatively. Liver
more responded with the information
which element, Curtis A Co. of Chi
cago previously had sent E. P. Hut
ton A Co. Chipman replied that he
thought th* report untrue.
I/ater in the day, Chipman «aid. he
called up F. A_ Connolly of F. A. Con
nolly A Co. and learned that a jea-.e
note was to be Issued.
Examination of corresp ndents who
were told In confidence by Secretary
Lansing on Dec 2* that a note was
coming then began. After Interrogat
ing Stephen T Early of the associated
press. Carl D. Groat of the United
press and Charles» D Warner of the
Christian Science Monitor, the com
mittee took a recess. _
_
MERE LADS ADMIT PART IN
BURGLARIES AND A HOLDUP
Arrested While Trying to Sell
Watch Stolen From Pool
room. One Has Gun in His
Possession. Judge Will Im
pose Sentence Next Friday.
Thre* boys, sgt i ». U and 11 years. '
(scad Judge John V. Dwysf la ths,
Juvenil« court this morn log end sc- '
knoirlsdged thst they were guilty of
burglarizing two storee and one hold
up. City Detective Frenk H. White
told the story of the street of the boys
after one hsd bees discovered at-1
tempting to sell s «retch stolen tram
e poolroom at U* East Broadway. Mr :
White alao told of one of the boys her- |
tng a gun In hia possession stolen
from Ida tether end stated thet the'
Will STRENGTH
OF Nllllf FIXED
IT I/.II0 MEN
rsc
As Result of Recruiting This
Winter 58,000 Are Now
in Service.
WAR DEPARTMENT ALSO
OUT FOR A BIG FORCE
If Army of 500,000 is Raised
50,000 Officers Will Be
Needed.
Washington Feb. 9 Navy re
cruiting agent* have been in
structed to immediately enlist 25,
000 additional men. While the cur
rent naval hill authorized a peace
strength of 74,000 men it carried
appropriation* for considerably
less than that number since the de
partment had estimated that in the
normal course of event* not more
than 10,000 recruits above the
number necessary to replace men
discharged could be found.
(ffl'lala htv. been «iiLoura,.^ by
lilr.K return» during the winter
months, however, which have brought
the actual strength up to nearly 6»..
900 rn*n already.
In th* *v*nt of war, probably the
fir*» act of th* pr**|fj*r«r will fo* »/,
authorize th* enlistment of th* max
imum war time *»r«-ngth at 87.000
Probably thia u-cukl be quickly »' -
'ompll*h*-«J by a provision in th* de
partment'» regulation« permitting vol
unteer* to enllet for th* durai ion of
th*i war and not binding them to a fnil
en lunrnent 1rs time« of pee^«.
In War Department.
j In the war department steps are
'under consideration for hortyirg or
ganization of the officers' ii reserve
corps. />-•»* than 1.000 m*n have bee»
1 • om missioned so far. although ap
proxim*
f*fy
$0,900 won't>1
b* required
tor a Vi
Aon
t**r
army ot
599.400 m*n.
An oft it
:laJ
«tau
•ment U# .
i*d f.-aila at
Lentl on
to th* f.
1A MM*« ot
mrn «ilgtbta
tor tmtniniMM
and urg*a
them "there
U no re
U Wh
y tugibi*
m*n *hou!4
to
APPT
y for com
on
r/f being rusty or
leal military matt
/try
p
LOflQrGSS
IN THE PUCE DF
A POSSIBLE WAR
Keeping Its Head
Admirably in the Pres
ent Crisis.
Th* Poet's Washington Bur** j
Washington. Feb. *.—The calmness
-*ith which the national capital .s
buckling down to ai! of the posait*«
eventualities of war is equaled only
by the lack of excitement that seem*
to pré-- ai* throughout the country, if
Washington may be regarded as an
Index of the nation's puise.
One of the most emaxtng feature*
of the historic development* of re^nt
days has hems the admirable ny
congres* has kept Its head
In the earlier • tage* of the critical
■ > oetmued on Page Three.»
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led attempted to hold up e men one
night on East Broadway.
Jndge Dwyer -uesttoned the boys
and they acknowledged that they had
r irglarlxed the poolroom at JM East
Brood way and also a store at «4« East
Broadway. At th* poolroom a watch
and some other articles were secured,
while at the store at 144 East Broad
way randy and peanuts wer« the goods
taken.
"Where did you get the gun found on
you?" mitred ,h * Jtidge of one of the
lade.
"It was my tether s gun and I took
tt." waa the reply».
"Did you attempt to bold up any
person «rtth that gun?" asked the
Jndge.
-Tea, I did.- said the lad.
The mothers of the three boys were

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