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Ml ITT F- Tonight: I.'him* ttied, idoud y . Tomorrow : Unsettled. VOL 5. NO. 101. tEtye JSutte Hatlp $oôt. WEATHER FORECAST MONTANA timlKhl, pmhuhly tiorllo.. H.'I 1 'if »l;t ■ [,f ..l,:il,|y fuir BUTTE MONTANA. FRIDAY. APRIL 27, 1917 PRICE FIVE CENTS. DP THE Senate is Told the Volunteers Havie Not Been Coming in Fast Enough. LONG DEBATE TO COME TO AN END TOMORROW ily Five-Minute Speeches to; Be Made in House Tonight. Washington, April 27, General debate pn tl>e army hill closed in the bouse late today and members began tjie final five minutes speech making! on amendments expected to continue far into the night or until tejmorrow. The session was -pened at noon to hear summing p speeches by Chairman Dent ol he military committee on behalf i the volunteer system and by Representative Kahn for the se ective draft plan. House leaders xpcct |to reach a vote tomorrow. In the Henate th*» l»i 11 WfiM taken up itli in n-ftm-nt to roach n final »t« by tomorrow night. Sixteen sena - ill won* to hi* heard Experts Favor it. i In th Kennte va» opened l>y Jone« republic on of Wash who ui ported tho soloctlve man vho rniist conduct tho comn ander-ln •hlef, urges It 0 an 1 1 • «-««ary noasuro now," "The military authorities al "lid he oit without exception urge It. Th« ommltteu that ha« fully exam •ndi it TIm 1 *•« - '•ns oflthla (?ra»at war point to It as m ** - Turn* Why should I not vote r ItH The WaahinMton senator said that kueji meiV , hin constituents at« po»H to the m. l. ctlv« draft, hut that Ixsili e<1 thou« con at U nanti» expect m to •veiKh a,.J consider things and 'torn hin vi jty Questions of Exemption. Bena'nr Ken ,n 8 ald he expected to ~Pl*>r»i the Ulli but wanted exemp on« In favoi of men In employments mllltjary vai n 'handed ho that tlio «|*f enforcing such exemption« ulil riot be in the hands of military alfne He approved the La Fol fContlii <»n Page Ten.) Oil CONGRESSMEN ON hey Are Alleged to Have At tempted to Secure Strikes in Munition Plants. Vork - April 27— Franz von ji. al leg*-«j German "master spy." 1 M '*" ■'•"■■rl.-.n. accuaed of hav lü 1 " ktltu <« »trikes In ins iilanta wer« brought before .„"T, C0urt f «r trial. The ow„T ' ar8 1,av,<1 l-anutr, " 11,8 *olf of Wall street; ' "■twiran H Robert Fow j rank bu banan of Illinois; «nn«i, A ,' ,rne >' General Frank 3. u "î„„ f 01 * 10 - Henry B. Martin, a "r* l0n , tobbytat. and Herman - JaPob c - Taylor. They |J ". bav * operated through the ouncll f '• aW * National Peace •° u « h ' h; * '■ oM h H 8 CUent WlU b« UI > „ rîi" 4 «**" trial now a. ,h. udge Ciikv! upon him *8 an enemy. -;th n .„ U,f ; man overruled thl. ob •r wend*, » l a,H ° a ploa by the " tltlien. ' 1 " lhat a * "tor* 1 Amer en tl) they should not be * • , ' nd trial with an Increased 688,000. Operate attacks of GERMANS FAIL TO GAIN Ha l F ' 9h J mg the World Retiimori' , Known Will Be Pot , lf c , German Man Gan Stand the Drain. AR summary. ■m to * ffort * Of the '4 height, '* " rltl *h from the *l»»e lulled' °" the Arra » front. I * r ** t «IghiiL ,! r foUr daya ° ( the u I 1 "' 1 « the hin j hat th * wor| d haa "ufc erlMo* y d * 5 '* of Verdun. ««he»»"."',* 1 ,ha a « acka h," - ,n »Und ,K. th ® ° erman man kX rH * ntl °n bv all a 'T ful dra '^ as cr »*nlne < ? ener »l Hal* of the a 'tno(jt Hr» 6 « p * a * n Douai tain doom to the n U HIÏÏIIIC THEIR STRIDE IN Wl Lloyd George Declares British Haven't Lost a Gun Since June, 1915. TAKING TEN PRISONERS TO ONE FOR GERMANS ,J e Says, Has Driven Submarine •aid elKhb. ntlal London, April 27.^ »portant spoech at the Guildhall i. / Premier Lloyd Gsorgs discussed the military situation, the Iriah queationa ant other of the major problem« with which the government is now engaged The premier's apeeoh was an scknowl odgment of the conferring on him o1 the freedom of the city of Roferring to Ireland, the pren "We must convert Ireland suspicious, hui ly, darigorous to a cheerful, loyal coinrad» merit uf the Iriah qiiestion I« for the peace of tho world und eaaeri tlal to a speedy' victory In the war. appeal to the patriotism of ull man i «Ink everything for the one purpoa of getting (hlM question out of the way." After Alluding to the organization of the ministry of munitions, the premier Huld : War Tide Has Changed. "Sow, thank <lod, our men have a real chance 1n this fight. The story now Is very different from what It win In the early Mages of the war. Be fore June, 1915. wo lost 84 guns an« 1 » • onsidernhle number of pris«jners Hlnoe that date we have not lost a «Ingle gun. while we have <aptured 400. ItcKardlng prisoners, we have taken at least ten to «me. The thle has n«>w turned. Victory Is • «lining Increasing ly nearer "During «he first 18 d ays of the t _ (Pontlnug.l on Page'Ten.) " GERMAN VESSELS SHELLS HH One Hundred Shots Fired Into Ramsgate by German Destroyers. Ix)ndon, April 27 -Herman «lestroy ers attacked Ftamsgate last night, the war office announces today. A largo number of shells wore fired, but the destroyers were driven off by land batteries. The official statement follows: "The damag» an«] casualties oc casioned by the enemy during the bombardment of the eaat Kentish <:<jasL last night are: Killed, one man and one woman; Injured, one man and two w«jinen. ''Damage was done 21 dwelling houses and tw'o stables. One horse was killed." Although the bombardment was the heaviest Itarn «gate has experienced In varloub ' attacks during the war, the damage was relatively small, says an Exchange Telegraph dispatch. More thgn 100 shells fell In the town, but only 10 houses were seriously dam aged. The night w'as dark, but the town was Illumine«! by the shell fire. USE IN THE FOOD IMPORTS OF BRITAIN I^ondon, April 27.—British board of trade figures show that March Im ports decreased 5,100,000 pounds, while exports Increased 0,511,000 pounds. The imports of raw material de creased nearly 8,000,000 pounds, chief ly in cotton and wool The Imports of foodstuffs Increased 688,000. Wotan Una, the last protecting bar rier between Deuai and Cambrai In the lull of the great battle the murmur of the rising currents of dis content which are sweeping through Europe can be heard more plainly. The Berlin papers are showing In creasing alarm over the threatened general strike on May 1. WHAT THE ALLIES GAINED IN HARD-FOUGHT BATTLES Paris, April 27.—Under the caption "Why We Attacked," a writer in the Matin points out that before the pres ent forward movement began, the Ger ^Continued on Page Three.) SI ÎJ^ l .T j^ jHOOL STUDENTS WHO WILL ; CONIhSI FOR HONORS IN DECLAMATION ' ««sr * I m * N * à j For the puat aevi at the Hutte hitfh si elimination content! trude Li FINALISTS FOR THL I. SIMON DM LA MAI ION GOLD MZDAL8 . uhI yearn I Simon of the city haa donat d gold incdaln to the winners of the dec hool. There are *ix («intentant» In the event tonight. Three hoy» and three girls 'Those in the picture are: Inset, I. Simon, the donor «if the medals, and from I site, Monona Hughes, Ora Greer, Kanton Hotliwell. Dnn Hr«>ekwey und Marvin Hla Announcement hint evening by th»* authorities of the i:nl\«*ralty of Mon tana at MiKttoulu that the Inter acholaatic meet ut Mlaaoula next month had been « uncelled, becaune of the war, rant a damper on the Butte high Mohool. 'Jhe ann«ial declamation oonteat wan to have Wen h**l«l thl* eve ning to »elect the atudent who wool«! PLEADS GUILTY BUT SAYS HE WAS DOPED AND KNEW NOTHING OF THE CRIME Reuben Edstrum, One of Four Men Who Held Up Greyhound Saloon, Makes Sensational Statement to Judge Dwyer in Court. Albert Haubrich, Fourth of Holdup Men, Also Ac knowledges Guilt. Two Others of the Quartet Were Found Guilty After Trials. Judge to Sentence the Two Who Pleaded Guilty on May 5. When Albert Haubrich and Reuben Edstrum today changed their pleas of not guilty on charges of robbery to guilty, the cases of four men charged with the holdup of the Greyhound saloon on the night of March 26 last were disposed of. Two of the defendants, Verne Yeager and Charles Reese, already have been tried and found guilty and Haubrich and Edstrum will be sentenced on .May 5. Haubrich today by his plea made an acknowledgment of Ins part in the crime, but Edstrum informed Judge Dwyer that he had been drugged, that he knew nothing of what transpired, and that he did not even know that he had been wounded during the holdup When the rase of Haubrich was called this morning Attorney Kr«mer Tu«jhy state«! that hts client desired to change his plea to guilty. The c«>urt mads an order allowing Haubrich to change his plea, after which Attor ney M. F. Canning, who alao appeared In behalf of the defendant, asked that the passing of sentence be deferre«! for a few days In order that a showing might be made to certain circum stances In connection with the case The court fixed Saturday, May 5. as the time for passing sentence. The case of Reuben Edstrum was called. Attorney L P Donovan, who' represented the defendant, said that it was only a few minutes before that he was adware that the caae was set down for hearing today and he there fore asked for a continuance of the trial, which Is set for Mon«iay. and In which he was also engaged. The at torney said that if his client were forced to go to trial today he would be absolutely unable to present proper defense. County Attorney Jackson did not wish to have the case vacated, espe cially In view of the fact that the set ting had been made a week ago. Continuance Ordered. After further argument Judge Dwyer decided to order a continuance until 2 o'clock tliis afternoon. Immediately following this ft der Attorney Donovan and Edstrum had a conference and it was decided to send for the brother and sister of Edstrum The attorney advised that the better course for Ed strum to take was to enter a plea of guilty, as the evidence against him would certainly mean a conviction Shortly before noon court was recon vened and Attorney Donovan informed the j^lge that Edstrum wished to withdraw his former plea and enter a (Continued on Page Eight.) ' ity. Them In the the comp are three eon teat. Tin jo! 1 th 0 st ite con ere are me dais for by K rn«»r of this ^ltlo ill he held $«:» and th -e girls d thr re l> »ys wore s«* 4Ht|«J II CO /it*-Mt h«l«i a thr« « U r9s were se Lest ot the at x vas kw, the Butte high NUMBER OF RECRUITS j Washington. April 27. — Illinois re gained first p!a e In army recruiting ' yesterday, with a total of 182 men on April 25 against 142 for New York (131 for Pennsylvania. , j Nevada, first to complete ita quota. I continued to increase It» surplus above • the 162 men ft - ■ — ai i llinip || | ||\||||^| hould supply, havlag now enrolled 186 men «lace April 1. I The total number uf recruits fori April 26 was 1.175. a slump fr«>m the J «ïaily average of 2.090 for the last 10 days. MORE THAN $3 PAID FOR NO. 2 RED WHEAT IN THE CASH TRADING Chicago. April 27.—Wild fluctu ations occurred at the opening of th« market today, May wheat ris ing 15 3-4c to 92.70. This was fol lowsd immsdiatsly by a tumble to $2^8'/». Tho volumo of trad# was small. July advanced 9c to $225 and Septsmber 7 3-4c to $1.96. July and 8eptemb«r hold most of the gain, while May was declining. A ear of No. 2 red wheat was sold in tho samplo department of tho board of trade teday at |3JH and at St. Louis a car ef tho same grado brought $3. KL T h eas prices far outstrip all previous records. Hr ho« I at M!«»(iiila. Now l an«! he boat girl Hill I-« rrn-da hy Mr. Himon. Th» the evening haa alre&di noun :ed In tin- I'net Ml Ityan 1» the tea- her of th li In the declamation r y»..r Ml»» Helen Talion. -la«« of the Hutte high »ch state honor». he beat boy awarded « program tor hea/i an Gertrude Laut f the] Crowd Drives Audience Out of SEMEE PEACE SPEAKER MOBBED IR RUSS CAPITAL Hall—Socialists Want General Peace. 'J 'j „tr«<t », i<l. April 27 i.u I Mn <Uj riot wan precipitated vrnment fear« make hlrn a KtlAl Uta who «lettre the er.d of the war He in living .r. tbt piiftc» of the «îafic*-r. Knhenhlnska, a f«>r mer fa «>ftte of the emperor, from the balconie« of which he daily and nightly harangue» hin f»>l lowera It in generally annumed that he la in the pay of Germany. New Freedom of Speech With the new f re e do m f spee» h in the prena and an«embly there In a del uge of new dafllen and p*-r;odicaIn and numerous conferences of people» of ail trades, profession» and «-allingn. The and*i*eparate peace element a i>ears to oe , concentrated on the group ^ r>rr quite g<________ • an( j f ^ of the .-iai.at J.* nine tent against hortatlons for a separate pea« «; a «c„ r » of r!«ii!n«Vr'#M»w •*» - t,lrn, '' f hi/ irrest »-,ui ..»i;« thro-.xi, n-tnu.lv. tw, J_ h t ' ^ a ^* r "* Ih,r u ,i "" " f th, ' and his rumen t rr.ed from I J under lnatlon The.r view« are lly repudiated by the rank ; xriatists and working lasses and e-er by the so<»ai.st pea e (Uonttnued on Page Three.) GHEÂTEST EXPENDITURE OF I WORLD That is the Report of British Officers Regarding the Battle of Arras. Kor don, Apt il 27.—The ministry > munitions announced today that the British expenditure of »beiis of the cailbre of six Inches and upward! dur-, ing th© first w *-ek of the offensixe that opened on April 9 was nearly twice that of the first week of the Somme offensit© last year, while the expendi ture of such shells •ring the second *« k »»» »'* »na «ne-half time» Uriel of the MCünd week on the Somme The expenditure of gun ammunfti<>r. during the »e- ond week of the Arra» battle waa the greatest In the hi«tor> | of the world, it is stated. 10(1 pnil "UHL TRIPPED BÏ FIRE INE A,te . r -£ )u » Hour8 RoscueWork Little Hope is Held Out for Safety. FE cvlK SSED THAT EXPLOSION KILLED MANY Helmet Crews Make No Re port of Work—Smoke Pours From Shaft. idad, Colo., April 77.—Fir« V.ctor A '•nerican Fuel npany nine No. 2 at Hastings, near 1er e, 1« be lievod to ie/e trapped 120 coal miner, F.re as first noti h d coming out ; of the me uth of th« m ni hortly after 9:30 thi morning. He met crews which er tered had nade no report this ft« moon ae to Wh« her or not they ISC reached the entombed men. The C» j«e of the fire is unknown. lieu ■itooh.. WHJi p ««in 1 ig from tho mine il .10 oV|f>. k a id If w»iM f«*:i r«««J i here WH little t|OJi* of «•Hcuing the 1 men Rushing Ri-scucrs in. IWI bad .1. In g fr«mi th* rrled lnt«, i k this .1 id«*«l to Mi *h< it» Gr iro 1erl«k are » to aid In LOIRS 10 EBIRCEj AND ITILÏ HE BE MODE IR FEW OHS Allies Will Need From $400, 000.000 to S500.000.000 a Month From U. S. 8400.004,09'. probably vi nation« in ill Tr , prellmh McAdoo Htat«ii retary «lay. Great Britain needs 12*0,009,000 » month. 000,000 t«> 1125,000.000 II00.900,000 i 150,000.000 tl' e. but H t«i reduce hands indicated to $200.900,909 to France $100. Rusftia not nd Italy ab»^ut anxious «le finite nd soon The*, figures * cretary McAdoo » lem speedily to ; basis ho that he may rerom n to President Wilson a program for Is suing the nec#.*sar> securities Inaris by the United fttate* to France and Italy po*»ib?y within a week were indicated today The amounts of th*- loan« have T been definitely settled but indications are »hat France will get approximately $109.000,999 and Italy a »mal *-r s-jm The money mould com« fr< rn a further laaje of treasury certificates of In debtedness .Secretary McAdoo probably make the first formal arm , in» of the terms of the forth oming within the next few dayi definitely not to offer th ** ntlr * $6 009.999.909 in one i*s«je The - rät offering prot>abl> w;JJ I»e $2 >99,. 000.099 and the proceeds will be ava.I able not later than J«uly l w:ii ™*r t ® ond IN BANKS, DRAWS MONEY ; THIEF GETS IT ALL Says in Future He Will Keep Savings in Bank. War or No War. Gus Aho and Wife Arrested. Matta Says 5360 is Missing. * - Yesterday rooming Emil Matta an ms Alfe who lire In the K of P build .-.g talked things over and dr- ded. on - mg to the war between the United States and Germany, that their sav ings were not .«*e ure in a local bar, They decided to draw $369 and place the earn« in« ». k jnde-r the oaiueb at home. At Î » tha morning Matta loid Mi» trouble* to tho police He um» minua the *;«0 and act u»ed Gua Aho »nd ht» wife of robbery The t air I w ere arrested GAMER STORE IS BE LORE OMIT C. Gamer Faces Robber Alone j n Store Just After 6 o'Clock. PROPRIETOR is bound and LAID IN BASEMENT Bandit Entfjred During Busi ness Hours and Hid in the Cellar. With one of the proprietors tied Eland and foot and rolled over on his stomach, a lone bandit robbed the Garner shoe store on North Main street of $403 25 on the aft ernoon of April I!), according to the information made public for the first time today. The robber entered the store dur inj» the after noon and hid himself behind shoe boxes in the basement until the front doors were closed and Charles Garner was left alone to count the day's receipts just after «1 o'clock 'lie haul »"bletiil" boon In • dr-. a hea«1 of hi : ♦. of th< In tiro U-BOAT BLOCKADE CDEAT MENACE W,.H njt.B, April 27 ia u ll«ti«.;_ R,ppr(, th* G.rim»p libirir.r, block»-!« • MMi-.irj m«-, «ni i,,r, efficient eier« 3• -e- it- oje Bttent on «» toda/'e oa-. net meet r 8 »nd r»o«t of the dieoueelon nee directed toward lupply ng qu.oHjr ae iran, ok pi a« are needed for zt"/.ng i u ppi ee to tk« entente. MINT REPORTED KILLED apu; t - per* reported earthquake in Tuncany and Umbria ThG'sday aceordlr g t a Rome 7 s patch te the Ex hsi.f« TcLegrsph com pnny T v * ! r <? * Umbria Is directly ♦he pronne# f \ *>n.x*A> U r-» ► 2 4.293 jersor were kj!*-j hy «juake Jan It. 191$ my seal "I was sfra.d that I migl money on account of the Matta I laike^i the matter o.er ■* ith my w:f© and we drew out ©or nes-i/ags Last night 1 had the money in my p<-.ket and wet.♦ out with Mr and Mrs. Abo We drank a '»ttle teo m« I» ar.d I hired a taxr at). I felt the money ©'•r* I got nto the tab. When ae sot to our room the money' was miss plumber ' early ■Brien, «on "O'Brien the v. as held up and rubbed morning on Jackson street. between Park and Broadway by a l-ne tneekej * n Jit e. ho got »• ;» John Smith «ho«rod fight »hen a bandit aaked him to tarn over h a monev on South M»;r. «treet The < andlt ran and Sm.th «Kmyed mith hi* life and mosey.