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WEATHER FORECAST
•n K TonlKhl. Hcncrnlly fill
»morrow («••uerally fair, rlv' .^>^11
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WEATHER FORECAST
MONTANA F itr iom«l,i «ml We>ln<
VOL. 5. NO. Ç8.
BUTTE MONTANA. TUESDAY. APRIL 24. 1917
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
MS HELD B)
New York Food Investigator
Says There is a "Mighty
Close Understanding."
30000.000 EGGS HELD
TO KEEP THE PRICES UP
Pacitic Coast States for First
Time Arc Shipping Out
Butter and Eggs.
Chicago, April 24 According to
Herbert A F.merson, who has been
to the Pacific coast investigating
food conditions for John J. Dillon,
commissioner of the state of New
York, there arc between thirty mil
lion and thirty-six million eggs on
the tracks In Chicago, held by
1,,v . '
speculators to keep up high prices.
Mr. F.merson said that the Pacific

coast states this year, instead of
Importing eggs, as they have done
generally, will have a surplus of
75,000 to 100,000 cases to sell.
Mr Bmrraon »aid he had no evl
flsne# of an "egg trust, M hut «aid he
U »ure there In a "mighty clone under
»U tiding" between the big dealer» and
infldent on Inveatlgatlon would
i break In prices,
butter »ituatlon 1» a parallel."
I. "TIi* Pacific coast thl» year
t able to « hip east a surplus (if
1&0 cars of butter, 24,000 pound» to the
cor. Pour years ago the coast Import
ed 200 < ara."
FOOD PROBLEMS ARE
DISCUS8ED IN COMMITTEE
Washington, April 24.—War-time
food problems were considered today
by committees of both house» of con«
rem
H A. Pearson, president of the Iowa
Agricultural colleg.,, and Dr. L. H. I>.
Vel'l of Yale before the »enate agri
cultural committee, »aid they believed
h might be well in fixing minimum
Ph'c.s for the government to guaran
tee eu'h prices at least a year or po»
ilbly longer.
To Protect Farmers.
'Aiwuranc» Hhuuld be given," eel J
Mr. Pearson, "that the farmers will be
Irotected by a minimum price to as
tute them against loss."
Secretary Eedfleld told the house
Commerce committee how coal had
Men shipped from the United States
'> 'he Argentine Republic and there
Irans shipped through German firms
,0 Aroian sea raiders.
The secretary pictured a tin plate
servi" tV , an ' 1 th ® necessity of edn
I 1 * the supply of tin can» for put
food ,r 'r military purposes.
II ' r the pruposed embargo law,
®e governn^nt c , )U|d Bt su ,. h
P> Ut.on« m order. as the secretary
p r . Sfe to keep England and
ran ' c going. 1
AND
IN 1 SLEEPER
California Banker is Found in
Pullman Berth Al
most Dead.
iMh, April 24 .—Stabbed
the i* throat cut a "d under
0111 Harden an "H*" 1 ®' Joseph Har
«»Uonai bin/nf Pr u'? ent ° f the Klrat
found i n HoltvlUe, Cal., was
of Owi tratn 5 ' n l , he slee » ,| nR car
Hie p nlo n fro,n '-»a Angeles, at
Ury u k.,V at on thla morning. Rob
U ' : * (or h! V ? d ha '® been ty mo
Utwee, a ,VA UU on Ha rden as a
'»«n to ha .* ? " nd 1400 tha ' He U
ha d 'S hla packet Is
"ounced .en? con ditlSn was pro
•"»pltaL Us ,y Phyaiciana at the
Ä TIES INCREASE-SPRING
W HEAT ACREAGE 25 PER CENT
D *fense%hi ate T? ouncil for
CÄÜ. * FMd
J* Po *'
^'^ Pr l l hrou7 h B o y ut h - ,, - rCU '~" «*
Montana are
hi l^rnieng
" m? cord,n * «" -"«Pons
day by the aut«
focsi
FRENCi. *
ARRIVE 'SIFELT
Vessel Was Convoyed Across
the Atlantic by French
Men-of-War.
THEY CAME TO INFORM
U. S. OF WAR PROBLEMS
I
Visitors Are Welcomed at Port
u " * 1 ""
by Government Rep
resentatives.
Washington, April 24.—"Tha de
partment of state is advised of the
safe arrival of the French commis
sion/' it was officially announced
early today. The commission, whioh
includes Marshal Joffre and formar
Pramlar Vivisni, arrived early thia
morning on board a apaedy ateamship
of the French line, which wae con
voyed aoroae the Atlantio.
I The venHeln were met off 1he coaat
by American torpedo boat rt*atroyer%|
I and escorted to n port.
1 Later the «tat« department iHHiied
thla further Maternent: 'The de
partment of Mate la advlaed that the
1'ienrh tnlaMon will reach Washington
toir.onow morning. The precise time
and place of arrival will he announced
|
later."
Officially Welcomed.
The naval and military attaches of
t_he French embassy at WaHhlngton
and American naval and military of
ficer» together with a représentative
of the »täte department Immediately
boarded tlie French vessel and ex
tended a welcome to American shores.
The asnoclated press correspondent
who accompi
riled
the
party from
France aenda
the
follow
lug dispatch
from the port
Of 1
rrivol:
An the »hip bearing
the French
cormnlHHlon
firm
Into
port today
American wafahlpa broke out French
color» from their mastheads and
American bands played the French
national unthem. American and
French sailors lined the rails of their
respective ships. No salutes were
fired.
The special train bearing the mis
ff'ontlmièd on Page Heven )
ANGLO-SAXON RICES
That is Charge Made by Chief
of German Shipping
Concern.
London, April 24.—The Berlin news
paper» publish an interview with Al
fred Lohmann, president of the Ocean
Navigation company which operated
the original German merchant subma
rines. In which ho declared that the
Anglo-Saxon races were plotting the
economic domination of the world.
After asserting that the United states
was already contemplating a post
betium economic war. Herr J.ohmann
C °"Thla*fact .how. that a combination
of the Anglo-Saxon races ha. laid
down a new world economic founda
tion—an Anglo-Saxon economic bloc
ag'iin»t which Europe must arm her
not drop pad the ^onîo/domine we
must create »uch a doctrine for Eu
rope. The English channel marks the
a:*..
future economic division between Eu
rope and America. There are no longer
two hostile economic world groups tut
three, namely, the European continent,
the Anglo-Saxon world and the far
east with Japan. The European bloc,
with over 200,000,000 inhabitants, will
be able to withstand the Anglo-Saxon
domination.
GERMAN INSURRECTION
IN BRAZIL IMMINENT
Rla Janeiro, April 24.—Telegrams re
ceived here from Para confirm rep ojrta
that the Qermani In South Brazilian
states are concentrating In the state
of Santa Catharlna. It is declared a
German insurrection is imminent.
Council for defense. Many farmers
suffered losses of the fall grain crops
by winter frosts and are Increasing
their acreages in spring crops to make
up for the loss. The reports are com
ing In slowly on this point from all
parts of the state. The council will
aid the flamers In every way in get
ting labor, not only through a com
mittee appointed here yesterday, but
also through "farm conscription" of all
available high school boys In Mon
tana. Every high school principal in
(Continued on Page Three.)
Proposal Is ^lade to Kaiser That
He Follow Example of
Nickol as and Abdicate
Rome (via Paris), April 24.—The Corriere d'ltalia, the
clerical organ, declares that it is able to confirm reports,
published in the Spanish newspapers, that the immédiate;
following of the German emperor is exerting pressure on
him to abdicate. '\ he paper says that at a recent meeting
of the Hohenzollorri family, one member, bolder than the
rest, intimated that the emperor might save the situation
by following the example of Emperor Nicholas.
T he German monarch is reported to have turned pale
and after observing that the general opinion was against
him left the room, saying "we shall see." The same even
ing he summoned another family council. The chancellor
and some of the ministers were present, hut whatever
passed remains unknown.
Little importance is attached to this story in Italian po
litical circles. In these quarters it is thought that the
story has a German origin and is put out with the inten
tion of influencing opinion.
' SÏA
f >
War's Inferno Breaks Loose With
Unparalleled Fnry On Arras Line
.
| the Bapaunre-Carnbrai road
BRITISH TROOPS ADVANCE
TO TURN TEUTON POSITION
BEHIND HINDENBURG LINE
Germans Battle With Such Tenacity and Power to Defend
Their Fast-Crumbling Positions as to Leave Little Doubt
That Success of Latest British Drive Will Wrest New Block
of Territory From the Invaders of France. Heavy Booty
Falls to the English in Mesopotamia.
THE WAR SUMMARY.
What Is apparently the bitterest fighting of the present Anglo
French offensive is raging today along the Wotan line, the hastily
organized position of Arras to which the Germans retired when the
northern end of the Hindenburg line was turned by General Haig.
The Germans are putting forth a supreme effort to hold this vital
portion of their defenses, the crumbling of which would expose Douai
and Cambrai and bring into prospect another great retreat.
TEUTONS FIGHTING WITH TENACITY.
The British have driven two wedges into the German positions,
forming sharp salients in the region of the Scarpe river and north of
The head of the first salient has been
thrust within four miles of Vitry, the most important point on the
, iy otan ]j ne 5 ut t h e tenacity and power with which the Germans are
I fighting leave the issue for a time in doubt.
qriving STRIKERS INTO ARMY RANKS,
. .
The little news that trickles across the German frontier indicates
t^at the authorities have gained the upper hand in the strike situation
j *>V the dr " tic method °[ mili'«ri*in* the munition industry and forcing
I strike leaders into the fighting ranks. The only news from Austria in
1 some days is to the effect that the Pan-German leaders have emerged
^ victors in the struggle for control of the government.
BRITISH POUNDING THE
BAPAUME CAMBRAI FRONT
London, April 24. — The British
gained ground on a wide front last
night south of the Bapaume-Cambral
road. They reached the St. Quentin
canal at one point. Further north the
villages of Beaucamp and Viller»- |
Plouch were captured. The positions
gained on the French front yesterday,
says the official statement today, were
maintained and further progrès s was
in yesterday's operations and many
more are coming in.
The statement follows:
"Severe fighting continued yester
day evening and at Intervals during
the night on our whole front from
Croisllles to the north of Gavrelle. The
enemy constantly repeated his unsuc
cessful counter attacks with great de
termination and regardless of losses.
"The positions gained by us yester
day have been maintained. Further
progress h%s been made east of Mon
chy-Le-Preux and in the neighborhood
of Roeux. A particularly heavy Ger
man counter-attack early this morn
ing against the village of Gavrelle was
successfully beaten off.
•The number of prisoners which
passed through collect I pg stations as
a result of yesterday's operations al
ready exceeds 1,600, Including SO of
(Continued on Page Nine )
DRAFT PLAN WILL
NOT PASS BOUSE
CLARK PREDICTS
|
,
I
J ----
Xhß Sp63KÔT Y0IC6S HIS OppO"
sition to the Administra
tion Army Bill.
predicted it never would
gress today in receiving
Washington. April 24. — Speaker
Clark opposed the selective draft and
pass con
delegation
from the Rational Security League.
Several hundred petitions, bearing a
million names, asking congress to
adopt the administration plan, were
laid before the speaker.
Passage of the war army bill by the
end of the week is forecast by the as
---------------- - ----
sembla*, of congreaa General debate
the measure occurred ia both
houses. A vote may be reached In the
house Thursday and in the senate by
Saturday at the lateat.
Attention is focussed mainly on the
house where opposition to the admin
istration's plan for raising aa army by
selective draft Is strongest. Despite
this, however, administration leaders
ara confident of success
[IFfiPF RATION PF
^ ^
;
Officers Call on Men for Utmost
Sacrifice as British
Attack.
i
;he IirUlsh * n !n
;
time being was forgotten
m * n
France
'•spond<*n
j
!
British Headquarter»
April 21 (from a »taff
of the annorlatfd p re
Mlstance of the German armies ap
pear» to decrease in accordance with
the neamens of the British to the
Hindenburg positions. Thl» 1» par
ticularly true along the present front,
where the threat. 1 » against the Dro
court-Quear.t switch Une. the con
necting link between th'ir !in**s north
of St. Quentin and south of Bille This
i» the »witch to which the German«
are falling back slowly but surely as a
result of the turning of the top of
the original Hindenburg line, running
from Ju«t southeast of Arraa toward
Queant. m
Most Desperate Fighting.
The fighting which began at dawn !
yesterday beyond Arra» Increased in ;
intensity late in the afternoon and
last night. The ground gained by
ie fare of
rate fighting
{»art of the German» «Ince
the war began. Trench warfare f »r
The Ger- '
man», away from their deep dugouts.
where «o often In the past they were
inclined to se*k refuge during
' «
They Plan to Make Arrange
period of assault, w'ere urged by their
officers to make every sacrifice. Dur
tog attack and counter attack the,
cries of. the officers
a
to
TO SEND I COMMISSION
ments for Importation
of Foodstuffs.
London. April 24.—The forth-com.ng
visit to Washington of Herman I-a *
gercrantz. formerly Swedish minister
to the United States, it is said, prob
ably will be followed by the sending to
America of a commission composed of
__
representatives of Sweden. N^y and ;
i,. . „ . . ... . . ,
*£• !
the Importation of foodstuffs and other
materials of which these countries are
in urgent need.
Denmark for the purpose of making
-I .
_
FROM ITALY
,
Rome. April 24 ivla Paris).—Tbs j
Duka of The Abruzzi, cousin of Kin* j
Vlctor Emmanuel, will head an Italian ;
mission to the United States. It la
pected.
I
BOOKS CLOSED
FOR TREASURY
NOTE PURCHASE
It's Thought $200.000.000 Of
fering Was Oversubscribed
100 Per Cent.
ISSUE IS INCREASED
BY FIFTY MILLIONS
Treasury Secured All
Wanted at Present in
Four Days.
Money
Apr
tel
Waehingto
rewrv* boar
to all federal bank
•cription book« at
♦ be first offering
treaaury certificat*
f r«t of any necuri
war finance law.
scribed, it is belie
possibly more.
I 24.—The
•aphed instr
to close the
federal
fur
or
ent
of $2AO 000,000 n
s. The offering, the
ies made under the
ed, 100 pe
»a made t
the Imnij
000.000 and '
already been
fluhncrlfithi
2200 . 000,000
•* offer"« '
would be
sum "had
1
•rtlflcates
king ) UHt
RUSSIAN EXILES
T
Russian Socialists Aroused by
Death of Two Promi
nent Leaders.
don, April 24 -Di»p
; f'trograd today »fata tha
,u / r ^ Kr "'
i.y
'aklng ho
i *****
The Z;.:
j and wan torp*
! water» two da
Among thoiM
J'eU-r Karpov
doed
entity who lost hî»
en. leader of the !.e
critic committee In
Ich waa sentenced t
or shooting M Bo«
llniater of pubhc !r
< Con tin
!
; Washington. April 2t
be the flr»t state to ft.
recruits for the reguli
«täte W «called on to
.and has furnished 152
Illinoli
making
' New
total
Arlz<
board the Zara wer
leader of the pro
•»n Karpo
erla In 1»01
rue
NEVADA FIRST 10
FURNISH HEB QUOTA
he
ar army
upply 142 men
»ince April 1.
again led yesterday with 24 4,
ng a t«,tal of 2.571 for the month.
York was second w.rh 23% The
for the day was 2 34%. although
na. Delaware, District of Golum
New Hampshire. North Dakota
and Vermont furnished no recruits
whatever.
—-——— --- — ----—
Lia,
RESIDENTS ON EAST SIDE
RESPOND TO CLEANUP CALL
Work is Progressing Rapidly
and Every One is Ready to
Lend a Helping Hand. In
«.maaKar a _
Sp6Ct!0fl Committee IS Ap*
pointed to Check Up Work,
_____
Hourly the work of daaoing up
Butte la pr,/«rfaain* w.th d.apatch
il- U. Cahill, the residente of the eaat
side are respondin* to the efforta of
many Individuals and organizations
»"■«t ' ommssioner
rgamzations
^ hind n^v^nt better than did
the residents of South Butte Late
this afternoon the extra helpers had
reached a point north of
___ H
.„I. —- >►■* —— "elpers had
rantte and
east of Main streets and found a ;
hearty response among the English- '
speaking population. Some difficulty
wa * ® ncounter * d wlt h the foreign pop
ulatlon which la thickly sett.ed in that
section "They do not seem to ua
derstand the purpose of the campaign I
but when the workers ezplalned It to 1
ez-jthem personally they started to work'
1
immediately." Mr. Cahill said.
HOWARD ELLIOTT
RESIGNS IS DEW
IIBVEN PRESIDENT
His Retirement From Big East
ern Line Becomes Effect
ive on May 1.
WAS FORMERLY CHIEF
OF NORTHERN PACIFIC
Rumor Says That He Will Be
come President of Great
Northern.
New y„ rk
April 4 The resig
nation of Howard F.lliott a* presi
dent '.I the New York Ni <• Hi
and Hartfoid railroad was accept
ed at a meeting of the board of
directors His retirement becomes
effective May I but he will con
tinue to
act in an advisory ca
P acif y
, ff
Klllotfa RucreMdr the dire*
d K J Pea ran n, who «Ire
" !
ti;i » been .1' « preHldeii!
of the r.,n
ipari and Mr Kiiiott « gen
'. r " ! a '" 1 " 1
an» in charge of • onatru
t|,,n -
ithin and maintenance
ELLIOTT WELL KNOWN
AMONG MONTANA PEOPLE
• ■ 11 "•••"»I wrr, f *, ru* 1 iesfore
urin* appoln ted pr-sident of the
Northern l'aclflc in I »0» Three year*
tti» presidency of -hr Now York and
ffallway
r i roily.
Mr Klip
<>t r.h<
New Hav«n, trail
rtn tondant of t he Rocky
>n ut tht Northern Pa
rward* whs chi et en
Milwaukee during the
'»na. on to tin Fscillo
'•rig to the Missouri Pa
coming Mr Fiiiott's as
DEMOCRACY ON IDE
That is Declaration Made
Foreign Journalists
in 3erlin.
to
terdam
enera!
shed y the moderation of the
German peace terms."
BIG EXTRA DIVIDEND
BY UNITED STATES STEEL
New York. April 24 —The Ur.iied «tatet
.«•'•et corporation today declared an extra
dividend of 3 per een» on the common
•• • k In adlltloo »o the r*g._ar furUrlf
A', iderd of p er *nt
pointed
The organisations hark n g the u Lg
up movement in Butte have sp
an Inspection committee which
w.ii go over that part of the city on
Friday which has already been cleaned
and Will report to the city health of
i* f>r actlon lo
- ' ». rri 'f. - , -ir .
t* found n«mm ry fr-jm a b-a'.th p-iint
of view to do so.
4'Ire Chief JIartIn ia at the head of
a eompoee.1 of
M D Cahill. street rnMliilmi Ml.
Wa co m Clllla president of the R ,rte
the c rnmittee which
R. tarjr club. J L Carroll, president of
the Butte , r , f Commerce J.
H Reynotda. president of the Ad club*
and Dr
and Dr C. V Moore, city health of
deer These organizations with the
Boy Scouts and many Individual* are
active in the -leanup campaign and
are "chasing dtrt" with a will.
Report* to the committees aiding the
work are to the effect that west side
residents are in hearty accord with the
movement and it is being m re gen
-rally observed there than elsewhere
The city helpers will cleaa op «bat
section next week.

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