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BUTTE —Tonight: Unsettled, probably aln. Tomorrow: Generally fair. Œlje üutt t ®atlp $oôt. WEATHER FORECAST MONTANA—Unsettled tonight, prob ably rain east portion, cooler central portion»; Friday generally fair. L. 5, NO. 88. BUTTE MONTANA. THURSDAY, APRIL 12. 1917 PRICE FIVE CENTS. LOSSAL CAMPAIGN BY UN I TED STATES TO EXTERMINATE THE U-BOATS erica Bl Wooden Ships at Rate of 3 9 000 9 000 Tons a Year For Purpose D TROOPS TO . TIE; STABUSH REGIMENTAL HEADQUARTERS IN CITY of First Provisional Battalion, Second ontana Regiment, Distributed in Four Cities of the State ompany of Infantry, Supply, Headquarters Machine Gun Companies Assigned to This trict. Companies Will Be Stationed at Mis la, Helena and Bozeman, as Well. Officers e Non-Committal as to Troop Movements. imental headquarters for the Second Montana regi one battalion of which has just been mustered into ment service, will be established in Butte tomorrow rrival of Col. J. J. McGuinness, Major Sargent of rst provisional battalion, and their staffs and one ny of infantry, the supply, headquarters and ma gun companies. It is possible that the troops will in Butte tonight. They are preparing to leave Fort on this afternoon ; equipment is loaded and all is in ess for the trip. The other three companies of infan w at Fort Harrison will be stationed at Missoula, and Bozeman, pending complete mobilization of giment. Company A of Bozeman will be assigned ome station, it was an nounced in Helena today. of the first embvftl of the first provisional from Fort Harrison, a second of four companies will be i the various home stations 'arrison for mobilization, phy amination and muster Into it service. While definite In as to what companies will the second provisional bat .8 not available late this after i stated authoritatively that ' panies would be ordered to mmediately. Beyond the state "t removal of the troops will y for another battalion at Fort barracks no reason Is as r distribution of the troops, here the troops sent to Butte housed was not made known, simply stated at the adjutant office today that regimental ters would be established quipped for Field. departure of the troops was i out and It was not indi vvhat time they would arrive over what railroad they Publication of troop destinations, distribution and ents la banned by the war de t. stated in Helena that the bat fully equipped for field serv ontinued on Urge Seven.) [ LOSSES INFLICTED «01 BY VILLI of Bandit's. Forces by rranza Army Said to Be a Myth. ». Tex., April 12.—Passengers the border say that in a re igement with Villa followers . nstitutionallst forces under Murgula lost a total of 1,500 d wounded. They add that in Palgn around Chihuahua City routs inflicted on the by the government troops i the Villa soldiers are said Plenty of guns and ammunl 3 ^'ported that they are none supplied with food, issengers state that railroad * badly Interrupted by the tatlon of train loads of to-li ase hospitals. EPHONE COMPANY TO PAY EMPLOYES AT WAR en and Electricians Who nie Members of Signal ^rve Corps and Are Called Duty Will Suffer No Pe iary Loss. 'Ves of the Mountain States ne and Telegraph company, "me members of the signal re c " r Ps. win suffer no pecuniary time of actual or threatened v • ror the men will be allewed y at the normal rata In effect LLOYOGEORGE ADDRESSES THE AMERICAN CLUB British Premier Says U. S. Now Realizes Real Character of the Struggle. London, April 12.—Addressing the American Luncheon club today Pre mler Lloyd George said the advent of the United States Into the war had given the final stamp and seal to the character of the conflict, which was a struggle against military autocracy. The premier said he was not sur prised that America had taken timo to make up her mind as to the charac ter of the struggle, having regard to the fact that most of the great wars in Europe in the past had been waged for dynasty aggrandizement and con quest. Early In the war, Mr. Lloyd George continued, the United States did not comprehend what had been endured In Europe for years from the military caste in Prussia. Saying that Prus sia was not a democracy but that Emperor William had promised it would be after the war, he added: "They think the kaiser Is right." Distinguished Ouests. The luncheon, held to celebrate the entrance of the United States into the war, brought together the most dis tinguished gathering in the history of the club. The guests Included Chan (Continued on Page Nine.) TO DETERMINE STOCK MOLDINGS OF HERMANS New York. April 12.—The governors of the New York Stock exchange adopted a resolution today instructing members of the exchange to turn in by 2 p. m. Friday to the governor* memorandum of securities and money belonging to alien enemies in their possession. _ when they are ordered to duty until the end of the calendar month and thereafter for a period of one year they will b€ allowed full pay, less the amount which they receive from the government. Such was the announce ment made at the regular monthly meeting of the local telephone society last night by Secretary Harry Odley. The company's plan contemplates organisation of its linemen and elec tricians into units of the signal serv ice reserve corps because of their ex perience in telephone and telegraph plant and line construction, operation " l&mtinusd on Fag« Three.) Struggle on Arras Front m France Will Develop Into (Greatest Battle of the War I HE STARTED SOMETHING \V PERn cEN TRAL 4 ^ er L 1 ^w\ \ YWf(< -From the Spokesman-Review. BULGARIA REPORTED TO BE SEEKING A SEPARATE PEACE London, April 12.—Reports from a Swiss source have been re ceived in Rome that the Bulgarian minister at Berne has made over tures to the entente ministers with a view to the conclusion of a separate peace, says the Exchange Telegraph's Rome correspondent. Similar advices regarding Bulgaria are sent by the Exchange Telegraph representative at Lausanne. He reports that the Gazette of that city states it has learned that semi-official Bulgarian dele gatesxare in Switzerland endeavoring to arrive at a basis for a separate peace with representatives of the entente. VOLUNTEER PLAN WILL BE TRIED OUT BY A CALL OF U. S. F,OR 500,000 TROOPS ...... n n . . n . - , . ..... . These Will Be Used to Bring the Regular Army and National Guards to Full Strength and to Fill Vacancies by Withdraw als of Men to Train the Next Army Increment. By This Plan Army Officers Expect to Show Congress that Selective Con - scription is Necessary. Washington, April 12.—The war department prepared today to issue instructions to recruiting officers which would be in effect a call for 500,000 volunteers to fill up the regular army and the existing units of the national guard. All recruits enlisted since the déclara tion of war and those to be enlisted hereafter will be notified that they will be discharged at the close of the war, putting them in the status of war-time volunteers. A total of 4,355 men already have been enrolled In the regular army who will come under such status. This number of recruits was accepted dur ing ths fl^st 10 days after the passage of ths war resolution. Need 517,868 Volunteers. Analysis of the pending administra tion bill as It affects the regular army and the national guard shows that pro vision is made for the absorption of '517,868 volunteers. Of these 161,519 will be needed to All up the regular army and 206,349 for the national guard. As 150,000 men must be with drawn from these two services within six months to train the first 500,000 In crement of ths selective conscript army, their places must be taken by that number of additional volunteers. Feasibility of Volunteer Plan. By this plan, while absorbing the volunteer spirit of the countfy. the feasibility of depending entirely upon volunteers will be demonstrated. Army officers are certain that it will show congress where there are some doubts of the selective conscription plan— that conscription is necessary to main tain an army adequate to meet the present situation. MORE GUARD COMPANIES CALLED FOR SERVICE Washington. April 12.—Seven com panies of national guard coast artillery into the federal police purposes. troops were called service today for They are: First company New Hampshire; Fifth, Eighth. Thirteenth, Fourteenth, Fifteenth and Eighteenth California. ALLIES TO RECRUIT THEIR CITIZENS IN U. S. Washington. April 12.—With the ap proval of Attorney General Gregory. Chairman Webb of the houee judiciary committee will introduce tomorrow a bill to allow the allied governments to recruit their citizens in the United States. Chairman Culberson of the senate judiciary committee will intro duce the same bill. RUSSIA TO GET FIRSTAID FROM UNITED SMS Will Be Given First Loan When Congress Authorizes War Measures. Washington. April 12—Efforts of the American government are being di rected toward assisting the newly democratized government in Russia to strengthen its positlcli. lessen internal troubles and quickly bring Russia's latent forces to bear against Germany. Reports to the government say the difficulties of Russia are many and that Germany's principal object is eith <* to bring about a separate peace usual military pressure from without. 1 ° ne of tha prlnci|M " ohJecta of ,he administration's desire for expedition in getting authority from congress for a large bond issue is to extend a loan to the new Russian government. Other ways of helping Russia are be Charles R. Grane of Chi > n * studied, ■ • - ments in Russia, is now on his way to that country. The needs of France, Great Britain and the other members of the entente alliance are not being forgotten and everything possible will be done for them but they are understood to agree that Russia should get assistance first. MEXICAN SNIPERS FIRE ON TOE BORDER PATHOL Troops Return the Shots arid One Mexican Soldier is Killed. El Paso, April 12.—Mexican snipers fired on United States army patrols late yesterday near Fabens. Texas, 32 miles below El Paso, the American patrols returning the fire and hitting one Mexican soldier, according to re ports here today. Sniping has been in progress on the island near Fabens for the first three days, it was said; one Mexican laborer on the American side was killed. NOT UPSET BY Chifef Director of Military Op erations Gives View of Situation. FIGHTING CONTINUES ON A GIGANTIC SCALE Eleven More Guns Captured and Thousands of Yards of Trenches Taken. London, April 12.—That the Arras confliot will develop shortly into the greatest battle of the war was the pre diction made by Maj. Gen. F. B. Maurice, chief direotor of military operations at the war office, in his weekly interview with the associated press today. General Maurice de clared the present British offensive was being conducted according to plans completed in February, thereby controverting the claims of the Ger nans that their retreat had upset the British plans and that the Teutonio ilitary authorities control the situa tion. The British losses during the first two days of the offensive were only f what they had been in the cor (Continued on Page Three.) NEWS PIT MAKERS Executive Board of Manufac turers' Association Held on Monopoly Charge. New York, April 12.—The Print Manufacturers association and | seven members of its executive com mittee were indicted today by the fed eral grand Jury, charged with viola tion of the Sherman anti-trust law. The seven individual defendants are George H. Mead, Philip T. Dodge. Gordon II. P. Gould, George Uhahoon, Jr., Edward W. Backus, Alexander Smith and Frank J. Sensenbrenner, all heads of large news print paper man ufacturing concerns, who together are said to control 55 per cent of the news print paper production of the country. ENTENTE ADMIRALS LAY PLANS WITH NAYY DEPT, U. S. to Take Over the PatroJ Work on This Side of the Atlantic. Washington. April 12.—Vice Admiral Browning of the British navy and Rear Admiral De Grasse of the French navy conferred today with Secretary Daniels and Admiral Benson, chief of operations on co-operation between the allied navies for the conduct of the war. Both foreign commanders came to the United States on their flag ships. The first step by the United States navy in taking up its part of the war operations will \>e to take over the At lantic and Carribean path patrols here tofore maintained by British and French ships. No announcement of the results of the conference \n as made RECRUITING FOR REGULAR ARMY STARTED IN BUTTE Service 5 ...... a. » ,ii . With UnCle S3m S Nâvy 3110 Six Men Enlist for 'Six With Land Forces. Will Open Permanent Office Here Six recruits for the navy and six for the United States army were received at the local recruiting office for the army and navy in the courthouse this morning. The office was deluged with inquiries all day and Recruiting Officer H. R. Harlan of the regular army, who arrived in Butte last night and TO POUR STEADY | P*ng board hi TU INI HUES This Will Be America's First Physical Stroke Against the Common Foe. CAMPAIGN WILL BE IN FULLJ5WING BY FALL Wonderful Armada of Mer chantmen to Frustrate Sub marine Campaign. Washington, April 12. — A colossal campaign to break down the German submarine blockade and keep the entente plentifully supplied with food, clothing and munitions has been determined upon by President Wilson as America's first phvsicial stroke against her enemy. Unable now to send an army into the trenches the president believes the United States can do an even greater service in the common cause against Germany by providing a great armada of merchantmen to invalidate the undersea campaign about which have been rallied the fading hopes of Prussian con quest. For weeks officiels have been at work on such a plan, but not until today was it revealed on how areat a scale the task had been projected or how errat Importance was attached t« It in the administration's genera! war program. Virtually every detail now has been completed and by fall the campaign itself will he in full swing. Many officials believe It may attain supremacy over the submarine which will prove the decisive victory of the great war. One Hundred Plants at Work. Quickly built light wooden ships of 2,000 tons and upward are to make up the fleet of merchantmen and to in sure maximum construction the ship enlisted the country » entire shipbuilding facilities, now the greatest in the world. Upwards of a hundred private plants on all the coasts will help, giving the board's orders precedence over every other class of work except the most urgent naval construction. For the first year production is expected to reach an average of three ships a day. Three Million Tons in Year. Major General George \V. Goethals, builder of the Panama canal, has been UNDERWRITERSWILL PAY IF PEACE IS NOT SIGNED BEFORE THE END OF THIS YEAR London. April 12.—A feeling in some quarters that the war may end before the last of the year is indicated by the fact that in under writing circles business was done yesterday "to pay total loss if peace is not declared before Dec. 31" at 45 guineas per cent. Some time ago business was done at the rate of 15 per cent against the dec laration of peace within 18 months. A report in Wall street that ten to one was being offered at Lloyd's that peace would be concluded within 90 days was described as more in the nature of a jocular bet than an attempt to trade. The wide betting odds frequently mentioned are not seriously considered as in dicative of market opinion. opened office this morning, antici pates that by tomorrow night he will have enlisted at least 20 more men. Both Chief Mate Hendry and Cox swain D. P. Cook, who arrived from Salt Uke this morning to assist him. were kept busy all day examining ap plicants for enlistment in the navy and giving information to prospective ap plicants regarding various branches of the service. Names of the appli cants received today were not given out. because they had not as yet un dergone the physical examination. Three Butte newawrlters, Emmett (^SntlnuMl m Wn MIm.1 '