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Make checks sod money orders payable ta tha Butta Daily Foal Company. _ Offioial Paper of the City of Butte The Poet ie a Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulation». THURSDAY, APRIL 26. 1917. WILL NOT GO FAR Measured by the war's necessities, the loan made to Great Britain yester day by the grovernment of the United States will not go far. The dispatches say that this first loan to the allies, amounting to $200,000,000, was turned over to the British minister at Wash ington. Mr. Balfour referred to it in his remarks addressed to the press. The foreign minister declared that his government was appreciative of this country's aid and that our un reserved co-operation in the fight of democracy against the German mili tary menace could be and would be made without entangling political al liances. That $200,000,000 is merely an evi dence of our good faith. If Great Britain is spending $30,000,000 a day on the war, as was recently announced by one of its ministers, Uncle Sam's loan will carry on its operations not quite one week. Small as this contribution is, it's a beginning that cheers England at this time. The sentiment that prompts the loan is vastly more than the loan it self. As a nation we have only made a start; with our seven billion dollar revenue measure in operation, we are in a position to do big things and, in good time, we will do them . IT S A FAILURE The evidence that the volunteer sys tem is a failure is found in the report of the war department made public to day. The total number of volunteers required on April 1 to raise the regu lar army to its war strength of about 300,000 men was 183,S9S. Of that num ber only 82,108 recruits have been ac cepted. These figures do not take into account the men who have joined the national guard. Time and again the western states have been charged with indifference in respect to the war. In the great cities on the eastern seaboard where excitement over the war is at a high pitch, it has been said that the West failed to appreciate the significance of our declaration against Germany. That may be true, but the fact remains that, poor as their showing is, the western states have come nearer to filling their quotas for volunteers than have the eastern states. Nevada leads all the states with a percentage of 100, and Oregon is second. Montana Is seventeenth on the list -a fact to which we cannot point with pride. The Treasure State has furnished only 137 recruits of 752 required, or 18.2 per cent of its quota. New York has furnished only 14.4 per cent of its share of recruits to the regular army. Of all the delinquent sections in re spect to volunteers, New England stands out most prominently It has failed utterly In the present emer gency. Vermont, lowest of ail the states ir. the matter of per cent of volunteers furnished, added only 18 recruits to the regular army in April, which was 2 5 per cent of the num ber expected of It. The volunteer system is wrong in principle and unsatisfactory in prac tice. In discussing the system, the New Republic says that a close study of volunteering reveals its disadvan tages and delusions. The absence of a conscription law merely lets loose a ! j ! I ! crowd of other compelling forces, j which lash with scorpions where the ! law uses but rods. The first call for volunteers in a great national emer I gency brings out the adventurous and devoted who really want to fight for their country. Many of them ought not to go. Many of them could do more effective service for their country in other lines for which they have been trained. When they have gone, there begins the process of rasping the nerves of those who do not want to Ko or who are willing but not anxious to go. Press, preachers and posters make life a burden to these men. Women goad men into Joining the colors; the men who remain behind must face abuse and the shame that comes to those who may be called slackers. England's experience in raising a vol unteer army has been hitter. It should not be repeated here. If congress has any conception of its duty, it will spure America the shame of a recruiting campaign such as England experienced, such ns Aus tralia, New Zealand and even Canada have endured. There is only one fair and Just and practicable plan and that is the system proposed by the war de partment with the approval of tlie president. It is the right way «and the only way to raise an army. The gov ernment has a right to summon ns many of it.? young men us are needed and It should assume that every American is ready to do his part in tho great national emergency. Under the conscription plan all men are equal; ich and poor contribute their quotas. A true democracy should equalize the burdens and sacrifices imposed by war and the volunteer system cannot do hat. THE RIGHT SPIRIT The spirit that prompts the tender by the Rocky Mountain Rille club of services to the state council of de fense is what might have been ex pected of this organization. Included in the club's membership are many men of military experience and for home defense the organization could e a good account of itself. The fact j that the members of the club are •med with the regulation Springfield rille which they know how to use and ire otherwise equipped makes them an effective military force. President D. Gay Stivers' assurance that the club ready to serve in any capacity on call should be taken for what It means -the offer of a patriotic body of men I filing and anxious to serve in the de use of the country. AN OPPORTUNITY From every agricultural district in Montana there comes a call for men to work in the fields. Thousands of acres «are available in this state for the intensive crop production which is such «an important part of the plan for developing the national resources to the fullest extent. These acres—many of them—must lie fallow this year un less men can be obtained to plant them right away. Every Montana valley is sending in its call for help; men must be had for this spring work If Montana is to rise to the full extent of her op portunity to help in this crisis. There is not the halo of glory about this work in the grain fields which sur rounds the efforts of those whose ac tivity is on the field of battle, but it is none the less important and it is none the less essential to our national suc cess in this endeavor in which we are now engaged. There are many of us who, for one reason or another, cannot hope to participate in actual warfare. But in this fist of those who cannot to the front, there are many who can render a service which is none the less patriotic because It is removed from the scene of actual battle. The country needs men in the farm fields right now—needs them more than she needs men in the ranks of the army. And now is the time to enlist. WHAT OF THE SEQUEL? In the excited enthusiasm of the en listment period, immediately preceding the expedition into Mexico, last year, there were promises made to employes that their civic Jobs would be open to them when they came back. Men with families dependent upon them en listed with this promise definitely made to them. When they came back from the southern border the discovery was made In too many instances that the promise of employer had been for gotten; the Job which had been prom ised was not there. This situation, happily, did not ob tain to any great extent in Montana, yet there w*ere instances reported in this state, where militiamen, return ing from service, could find no employ ment whatever. This la all wrong— there is nobody who will deny It There have gone Into the military sendee, this month, many Montana young men. Some of them have left their homes with the assurance that there will be a Job for them when they come back. If that promise is not ful filled it will he ji lasting disgrace to this state. Thus early it is well enough to con sider this phase of the situation. If tho promise for re-employment is hot made in honesty and sincertiy, It would bet ter not be made at ull. HERE AND THERE. It's time to reverse the lines of the old plantation song; in other words, "I'ut away the fiddle and the bow," and "get down the shovel and the hoe!"—Atlanta Constitution. Gf course, the forward-looking men will stand by the president as usual, but he wants the forward-marching men behind him. They aro the real country savers.- Houston Post. Some of those European personages who imagined that they couldn't get along without a crown will In the end consider themselves lucky if they come out with a shirt.—Savannah News. It seems to he understood that the pacifists will be torpedoed at the com ing special session of congress, and that without warning.—Los Angeles Times. Efforts to prepare Chicagoans for a coal famine next winter are making n long way ahead. Hut there is an old proverb that "forewarned is fore armed."—Evening Wisconsin. THIS DATE IN HISTORY APRIL 26. — Danbury, Conn., burnt and military stores destroyed bv the Brit ish. 1807—The planet Vesta discovered by Groombrldge, English astronomer. 1S31—Imrisonnient for debt abolished in the state of New York. 1834 — Artemus Ward (Charles F. Drown), famous American humorist, born at Waterford, Me : died in Eng land March 6, 1867. 1840 -John Thornton Kirkland, pres ident of Harvard university and a dis tinguished writer, died. 1854—A day of humiliation was ob rved In England because of the Crimean war; divine service was held in all the churches and collections tak en up for the wives and children of the soldiers in the field. 1868 — Viscount Lewis Harcourt, British statesman, member of the As quith cabinet, born. 1910—The Anti-Race Gambling bills passed the New York senate, dooming professional bookmnking in the state. 1912 —Bodies of John Jacob Astor and Isidor Straus, Titanic victims, re covered at sea. 1915—Republicans returned to power in Chicago municipal affairs with in augural of Mayor William iffile Thompson, succeeding Carter II. Har rison of the "Harrison dynasty." THE ANNIVERSARY IN THE EUROPEAN WAR APRIL 26. 1915—French cruiser I.eon Gambetta ink in Strait of Otranto by Austrian submarine, with loss of 500 seamen. German converted cruiser Prinz ^ ilhelm interned at Newport News, Virginia. 1916 — The areas occupied by the rebels In Dublin were completely sui rounded by British troops and general fighting resulted, with terrible blood shed; a British gunboat sailing up the river Liffey shelled and demolished Liberty Hll, a stronghold of the Sinn Feiners. American state department makes public its definition of "armed mer chantmen." Zeppelins raid east Kent coast. WOULD HAVE NO CLOCK, Wichita, Kan.— S. J. Smalley, pro prietor of the Coronado hotel, across the street from the city hall, employed a lawyer to obtain an injunction to prevent Mayor Bentley and the com missioner from installing a clock in the city hall tower. For years citizens have petitioned administrations to beautify the unsightly hoarded up tow er with a clock, and the Bentley ad ministration let a contract for a $1,500 clock. Smalley alleges that the strik ing of the clock will wake up his guests every hour at night. SOUND. "Is your nushand a sound sleeper?" asked Mrs. Kaybor. "Should sny he is," replied Mrs S'ex door. "He snores all night." _ CURRENT ATTRACTIONS AT BUTTE THEATERS ORPHEUM Moving pictures: Today and to morrow, "Fatty" Roscoe Arbuckle in "The Butcher Boy." PEOPLES Moving pictures: Today, Fanny Ward in "The School for Hus bands." LIBERTY Moving pictures: Today, "The Ne'er-Do-Well." BROADWAY Tonight, "Robin Hood"; tomor row, "The Serenade." EMPRESS Hippodrome vaudeville: Today and tomorrow, Masiroff's Russian Gypsies, and five other acts. ANSONIA Vaudeville and moving pictures: Today and tomorrow, Ethel Clay ton in "Man's Woman." AMERICAN Moving pictures: Robert Herron in "An Old-Fashioned Young Man." ODD EVENTS IN TODAY'S NEWS OLD MONEY ORDER FOUND. Grass Valley, Cal. — The spring clean-up has resulted in a lot of work for the postoffice employes in this city. During the past few days a money order 20 years old has com« to light and has been presented for payment, and this entails searching records to determine whether It has been paid and making application to Washington for a duplicate. In addition to this the contractor who has started to dismantle the old postoffice preparatory to building a hotel on the site found a number of letters that had found their \ through a crack in a box and had been hidden for the past 18 years. All of these letters wero add:cased to the Morning Union of this city. DUST IN THE SNOW. Stevens Point, Minn. In a recent snow storm here the snow was seen to have a reddish tinge. Dr. J. W. Bird has suggested that It was due to dust from several hundred miles south. He remarks that he has noticed the ed clay breaking into great whirls of dust behind the plow In southern states, which have been hare of snow. Tho cyclonic winds from the Gulf of Mexico might have carried the dust in high strata, he thinks, to this region. The phenomena might occur In a rain storm, but would then be overlooked, as the dust would be little apparent in the water and would soon settle. BOY STUCK IN BIG GUN. South Bethlehem, Pa.—-The Bethle •m Steel works has just forged the first 16-inch gun for the United States navy—the second made in tills coun try. The first one—also cast here— guards the Atlantic entrance to the 'nnama canal, and can fire a shot almost 10 miles. A slender apprentice wanted to have the honor of having crawled through the 16-lnch naval gun. It wasn't an onRy Job to work himself along, and half-way through he c<-t stuck and yelled for help. Some of tho men wanted to pull him out backward; but one of the mechanics sympathized with the boy and pushed in a rope from the front. He managed to get it around his shoulders and eventually landed head-foremost. TRAP ON EAGLE'S FOOT. Sullivan, ind.—J. n. Hildebrand, n farmer, living six miles south of Sul livan, saw the other day a 111 rye eagle descend in one corner of n field where he was sowing oats, and noticed that It had something attached to its foot As the bird started to fly again the object hanging to its fool caught on a forked limb and held it. Hildebrand, with the aid of sontu other men, caught the eaglo and found that a steel trap with a chain four feet long was fastened to it. The trap was re moved and the bird released. The gle measured six feet from tip to tip of Its wings. LUKE M'LUKE SAYS Copyright, 1916, Cincinnati Enqu Get the best of a man In an argu ment and lie will say: "Now, why an't you be sensible nml listen to A Husband is «a man who gets mad at the weather and tries to take it out on his wife. Another difference between a man and a woman is that a man thinks he an't have a Good Time unless he spends .a lot of money. Don't get cold feet. Just keep hustling, and if you belong in the Big League you'll get there. The reason why musical comedies lay off during the Summer is because a man doesn't have to pay to see ; lavish display of feminine epidermis. When a man says: "To make a Ion; story short—" prepare to be bored for at least a half hour while he talks. The only time when Father is as patient as Mother is when he goes fishing. Listen to some men and you 1 discover that the little Jobs they are holding are terribly important. A. Preacher Isn't any safer than other men who have to occupy pedes tals. About the time he begins to ac quire a little fame some dub will re call the fact that he was the orneryest boy in town when he was young. And we haven't much use for the man who is always predicting calamity and who likes to see things go bad so his ability as a prophet will be vindi cated. What has become-of the old-fash It is a waste of time to experiment with cloves and coffee beans. Whiskey is like an onion. The only way to keep from smelling it on the other fellow's breath is to take a mouthful yourself. Some people try to get through life on the theory that trouble is the only thing that it Is better to give than to receive. After a man has attended the School of Experience for a while he never thanks any one in advance for their assistance. Of course there are other ways to court disappointment. But trusting to luck is the easiest way. What has become of the old-fash ioned family in which the younger sisters had to wait until the older sister got married. A woman isn't satisfied with break ing her husband's will during his life. She often tries to break it after his death. m About the time a man thinks that he understands a woman thoroughly she does something that makes him rub out his dope and start in figur ing her oil over again. Our Daily Special. Too Many Of Us Sacrifice Quality For Quantity. Names is Names. Pick Ice lives at Wapakoneta, Ohio. 21 st Anniversary Sale Pr/ Ces New Ru$s~ Our predictions and advice of a year ago have been positively tied and many of our customers are thanking us for the own^lJ of rugs now worth very much more than when they were bo h OUR ANNIVERSARY SALE OFFERS RARE OPPORtL TIES TO THOSE WHO WISH TO PURCHASE A RUG M An FLOOR COVERINGS IN THE LANDER STORE ARe'crFat LY REDUCED IN PRICE DURING THIS SALT r$l<h For 9x12 Foot Brussels Rare Bargains No Old Goods For 9x12 Foot Axrninster $35.00 Values I FIBER RUGS EE 27x60-inch willow grass or fiber " rugs. Anniversary rt» -t = sale price is only. . ipA.Ov/ 3x6-foot willow grass or fiber rugs. Anniversary U» -J Qff sale price is only .. tp 4'/2x6!/2-ft. wool fiber rugs, ex cellent quality. An- d» J 4 p niversary sale price Wool fiber rugs 7^x9 feet at special anniversary sale price of Wool fiber rugs for large rooms 9 x 10J/2 feet. Ai niversary price $8.85 • large rooms ',"$10.95 $27.35 for a Quarter Sawed Oak Pedestal Extension Table Like Illustration Platform "Colonial" style 6 foot pedestal extension table, made of quarter-sawed oak, fumed finish. Anniversary "i; $27.35 AIEW HUGS 9xl2-foot seamless Wilton 1 with fringed ends. Sale price 9xl2-foot Bundhar Wiltonru Anniversary sale (£ 4 price is only . 9x!2-foot genuin,' French? ton rugs; $8,r val.dJ/^rT j Sale price . rpl) i •i 3Gx72-inch good quality Asm ister rugs. Ann; (i*i) Q versary sale price. *|)0«t/ 27x54-inch Brussels rugs on s at anniversary rri.v(j*1 i $ of only...... v I»* MS® Mail Orders Filled*** We Prepay the Freight Lander prepays the freight on all mail orders with exception of items listed at $2 and less, which are always advertised at cost and less and do not admit of prepaying carriage. $3 down, $3 month, buys $25 . $5 down, $5 month, buys $50 worth of goods. worth of goods. $7.50 down, $7.50 a month, I $10 down, $10 per month, buys $75 worth of goods. buys $100 worth of goods . American Association of Collegiate Alumnae, which recently held its con- | ventlon In Washington, has taken its | place In the Pan-American movement by creating a fellowship for Latin Amerlcan women wishing to come to this country for advanced study and research. Insuring admission to one of the Institutions belonging to the as sociation. Princess Mary of England, who cel ebrated her 20th birthday Wednesday of this week, Is a typical English beauty—tall, stately, very fair and with the traditional pink-and-white skin which is the glory of England's beautiful women. As the only daugh ter of King George, she is not only the pet of the royal household hut very much also the one of all England However, with all her beauty and po sition, the war has made Princess Mary, or May, as she is oftener called, a sort of "poor little rich girl." Pre cisely because of her high station she has been expected to give English girls an example of renouncement and sim plicity of living, and the usual brilliant festivities which are a feature of the life of a British princess of her age have all been foregone. Her coming out party was omitted when she was 18 and her life for the past two years has been of a seriousness far bevond h ! r n yeara ' with Its chief activities wholly absorbed by war relief work. A , , <laya a 8o the young princess at tended the great service at St. Paul's held t° celebrate the entrance of America into the war. Can you imagine 10,000 people from 20 >ears of age to 70 odd bending their lea k " ,*.I® ry " ight over foadlng, 'rlting realise thmet m If you < an ' you will realize something of what Is going on RIPPLING RHYMES By Walt Mason. THE SPRING PEST If I could wield the pen of Pope, or talk like forty Bruib out much impassioned dope concerning dandelions. Man ' strives to have a lawn the town will be applauding; at at noon, at dawn, you see him sowing, sodding. He sows a * • of seed of blue grass and white clover, and then that dan e > just spreads itself all over. And all those weeds his soul b tries to kill and burn them; and then in many a diale« 1 e blank and dern them. He hires about a thousand boys to where they're blowing; for every one a youth«destroys, ten be growing. And so for years he struggles on, still hoping slip millif still; ing, still dreaming of a handsome lawn, then sees there s nothing And then at last he falls from frace, he ceases all his '' lions take the place, the grass is brown and dying An ^ they journey by, observe, and mutter glumly: Tl ,at s doesn't try to make his place look comely in the 1,200 moonlight schools of Ken tucky, and what one courageous and Indefatigable little woman has done for the illiterate people of her state. These sc hools were established two years ago through the efforts of Mrs. Cora Wil son Stewart, for whom has been cre ated the position of president of the Kentucky Illiteracy society. It is her duty to see that these schools are con ducted free of charge to the pupils. Her motto is "No illiteracy in Ken tucky by 1920." Through the moun tuinous sections of the state, east and west—and there are 13,000 square miles of them—little or nothing had been done until Mrs. Stewart took up the work to educate the thousands of people Inhabiting them. Now there are growing numbers of day schools lor the children, and "moonlight" or evening schools for th ' a g e rns are showing even m 1 delated the youngsters In TM to catch up with t in-ht of teaching in the done Chiefly by v">"" . .V give their time, M Mrs. Stewarts ,n,h „, t0Tt t»** tion to the cause. (.««art this special work K enl" cM long been prominent r ATTENTION;®^ All members « r equ« Literary associati ' rgda y, A "'ßy 'order'of*th*