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Œty IButte Bailp $3ost.
Published every evening ex
rent Sunday by the Butte Daily
Post company, 20 West Granite
s treet. Butte. Montana.
Entered as second-class mat
ter Jan. 29, 1913, at the post
office at Butte, Montana, unacr
th e act of March >- 1879.
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 1917.
Now that it is all over and the east
ern and middle western cities have
cheered themselves hoarse in the en
deavor to assure the visiting French
and British war leaders of the cor
diality of the American welcome; after
the addresses and the banquets and
the presentations—it is interesting to
speculate a bit as to the estimate which
bluff old Fere Joffre takes back to
France of ourselves and our country.
Is it not likely that he will wonder if,
after all, his home folks have not been
over-rated a bit ns the living embodi
ment of sentimentalism and effusive
expression? Surely no Parisian crowd
could go to greater extreme in en
thusiasm than did money-making New
York when the French hero passed
through her streets. And it is a good
thing; cheering is not all of patriot
ism, of course, but it is a fine stimu
lant. College sports without their
yells would seem tame and warrior;
go into battle with c-heers on their lips
If we have out-Franced France in this
game of cheering, let us be glad and
accept it as a forecast of what our
men will do when it comes to the real
test of war. We need not fear the ac
count which they will give of them
Meanwhile there will be general sat
isfaction on this side in the knowledge
that Marshal Joffre and former Pre
mier Vivian! made the return trip
home without mishap. The German
submarine commander that bagged
this distinguished pair would at once
have become a national hero and the
prestige of the undersea campaign
greatly enhanced. The fact that liners
may be convoyed safely through the
blockade zone should reassure those
who expect disaster when we begin
to send our transports to the other
In daily newspaper? in several parts
of the country are appearing display
advertisements, unsigned, suggesting
the more general use of white flour
and bread. The public is urged to
eat more bread on the ground that it
contains all the elements required by
the human body and that, even at
present high prices, it is the most
economical ford obtainable.
So far as the Post knows no Mon
tana newspapers have been offered
any of this advertising which app;
ently is a part of a general publicity
plan. To v.hat extent this campaign
will be conducted has not been made
public. The advertisements already
noted are appearing in newspapers at
widely separated points. The an
nouncements are so similar, however,
that they lead to the conclusion that
the advertising is directed from some
common source.
This movement to promote the
greater use of bread ns * daily article
of diet is directly contrary to the ad
vice of the agricultural department
which, in several bulletins recently is
sued, is urging the people to use less
wheat flour and more commeal and
cereals. The department experts make
it plain that it will become the duty
of the United States to contribute
generously to the food supplien of the
armies fighting for the allies Ij France
and elsewhere. These army rations
must include a large proportion of
wheat. Corn and the cereals as we
know them in this country do not
make practicable army rations. Corn
bread and food supplies of this kind do
not keep well and arc not easily trans
ported. On the other hand, wheat
bread and hardtack made from wheat
will keep almost indefinitely and form
the ideal ration for army use. The
conclusion is that we must, in the
United States, save our wheat for the
use of those fighting our battles In
Under these circumstances it is dif
ficult to understand why any individual
or association will attempt to promote
the more general use of wheat flour
in this country. That is exactly what
should be discouraged. If the wheat
shortage in this country proves to be
as serious as now anticipated, the gov
ernment will be compelled to take
steps to limit its use. That may be
accomplished only through the enact
ment of laws which the president now
demands and the appointment of a
food director who will have more than
merely advisory powers, in the mean
time the great American public can
help the cause of the United States
its allies by voluntarily limiting
use of wheat products. If our
patriotic pool le knew how essential
this may be to their success in the war,
hey would not require laws to corn
el them to moke the sacrifices they
otherwise would willingly as sume.
The women of Butte—God bless
them—are not going to be behind their
sisters elsewhere in this country in
practical evidences of patriotism.
Before we are fairly entered upon the
war they have organized locally and
already have rather ambitious plans
for helping the soldiers and sailors
who will defend the flag at home and
abroad. These women are prepared to
make any sacrifice for their country.
one thing, they will contribute
freely of their time and skill and
money. If it happens that they honor
you with a personal appeal for funds,
produce generously and cheerfully.
You may be sure that what these
women undertake they will accomplish
and that every dollar that comes into
heir band s w ill be put to sp lendid use.
It is less surprising that a slacker
should appeal to the courts for relief
from the draft than it is that he could
find a lawyer who would take his case.
The supreme court of California i
short work of the issue raise
Ferdinand Claudius of Oakland.
Although it left him without î
to stand on, Ferdinand will not be able
to plead physical disability to escap<
conscription. But since the law exempt
those mentally deficient, perhaps both
Ferdinand and his lawyer might escape
military service on that ground. Any
one who would question the govern
ment's right to impress its citizens into
the army is lacking in those mental
qualities expected of a soldier.
However, the offense of that Oak
land person is no worse than that of
some hundreds of men who have
flocked to the national capital in the
last few weeks in an attempt to In
fluence congress on matters of legis
lation. The lobbyist in time of
is as much a slacker as the man who
refuses to bear arms Indeed, he may
work much more mischief than the
coward who *rles to escape army duty,
for the latter is looked upon with con
tempt and his influence is nil, while
the lobbyist, by assuming to represent
an industry or a class, may deceive a*
to the quality of his patriotism.
The law is amply able to eliminate
the slacker when he asserts himself;
it should be equally effective in dis
posing of the lobbyist when the latter
becomes a menace. The one is no
more a traitor than the other, and
both should go.
With less than a month remaining
in the period in which this country
must raise two billions of dollars, the
problem presented by the Liberty loan
is becoming increasingly difficult. Not
more than one-half of this loan has
been subscribed. Moreover, the banks
and the big industrial concerns of the
country, for the most part, have made
their subscriptions; with the result
that, if the United States is not to '»e
discredited in this first large enter
prise it has undertaken in the war, the
common people must come to the res
cue. After all, the people must ex
pect to bear this burden. To them
belongs most of the $ 34 , 500 , 000,000
which represents the total of savings
deposits and individual deposits in the
commercial and other banks of the
Secretary of the Treasury McAdoo
made a serious blunder when he per
mitted the impression to get abroad
that the Liberty loan would be over
subscribed. When the l»ooks were
opened for the loan, the secretary of
the treasury was unduly elated at the
outpouring of wealth. From Washing
ton came the word that the subscrip
tions were being received at a satis
factory rate. Then the secretary
^oke to the fact that the loan v
not being subscribed as fast as it
should be and that unless a better
showing was made the money would
not be raised in the time set.
Now the country is witnessing
feverish campaign for money wl
which the government may prosecut?
the war. The money will be raised
and, before the war is ended, much
more. But the Liberty loan will not
be subscribed until the great Ameri
can public has a better^idea of the
necessity for immediate action. The
small investor must come forward and
he must not delay.
Sav, boys, this is the month of May,
all right; but it is also the month of
Must.—Houston Post.
The higher the age limit for con
scription the more will be rejected.—
Portland Oregonian.
Anyway, the cafeteria servers can
not slice the meat any thinner for
conservation.—Portland Oregonian.
The man who readily recognizes the
good qualities of others is never with
them himself. — Los Angeles
The girl who is unable to find an
ideal man is generally willing to ac
•ept something "just as good."—Daily
Get a little stronger on sagacity, te
nacity and perspicacity, and a little
weaker in voracity, loquacity and jack
asslty.—Houston Post.
"Saving Daylight" is one of the ways
by which belligerent countries hope to
'knock the daylights'* out of the
enemy.—Tacoma Ledger.
MAY 23.
1752—William Bradford, who es
tablished the first printing offices in
both New York and Philadelphia, died,
aged 94, having been government
printer for more than 50 years.
1788—South Carolina ratified the
Federal constitution, the eighth state
to do so, and recommending amend
1846—Mexico declared war on the
United States.
1848—Count Helmuth Von Moltke,
chief of staff of the German army dur
ing the early months of the present
war, and nephew of the famous Von
Moltke of the Franco-Prussian v
born at Gersdorf, Germany; died June
18. 1916.
1848—Freedom of the negroes pro
claimed at St. Pierre, Martinique.
1850—Grinnell's ships of discovery
iled from New York in search of
r John Franklin.
1889—Shah of Persia arrived in St.
Petersburg on visit to Czar Alexan
died in
1899—First celebration of
day in Canada.
1908 — Francois Coppee,
French poet and dramatist,
Paris, aged 66.
1911— Imperial conference opened at
London, between the British imperial
government and the premiers of the
British colonies.
1912— The Imperator, the largest
ship yet built, launched at Hamburg,
1914—Japan rntifled the arbitration
treaty with the United States.
1916—The Porto RlAm bill, provid
ing a large measure of self-govern
ment and making Porto Ricans citi
zens of the United States, passed by
MAY 23.
1915— Italy declared war on Aus
1916— French at Verdun captured
Fort Douaumont and made large
gains on both sides of the Meuse.
far food department created in
The conscription bill passed the
British house of lords; the house of
commons voted an additional $1,500,
000,000 for war, bringing the total
British war credits up to $11,910,000,
000 .
Moving pictures: Today and to
morrow, "Hell Morgan's Girl."
Pantages vaudeville: Today,
"Hello, Japan," and five other acts;
Friday, "Flora Bella."
Hippodrome vaudeville: Starting
today, the Monte Carlo Sextet, and
five other acts.
Vaudeville and moving pictures:
Today, June Caprice in "A Small
Town Girl"; tomorrow, Carlyle
Blackwell and June Elvidge in "The
Page Myetery."
Moving pictures: Today and to
morrow, Jackie Saunders in "Sunny
Today, The Royal Hawaiian Song
Moving pioturos: Today and to
morrow, Gladys Hulotte in "The
Candy Girl."
Philadelphia. Pa.—Charged with ag- j
gravated assault and battery on Joseph
McGinnis, William Carson was held in
by Magistrate
hall. During an al- '
$800 bail for court
Beaton at city
tercation over a crap game the de- .
fendant, it is charged, threw a missile
which caused McGinnis to lose the
Ight of one eye.
Sunbury, Pa.—The footwear of the
ancient Greeks may become the fash
ion in Northumberland county during ;
the summer. Farm clubs have been
discussing the price of leather and
have asked dealers to ascertain the
price of sandals. With some modern
improvements the promoters figure
that sandals will be not only cheaper
but more comfortable and healthful in
Farm weather. An additional saving
Fill be effected by the aosence of
hosiery. By no means Is this Idea be
ing taken up only by the sterner sex.
Burlington, N. J.—When «lie eat pre
cents the family with a litter of kit
tens the new arrivals should be im
mediately drowned as a national j
emergency measure to prevent any fur
ther increase in the army of cats that
destroy gardens and kill chickens,
aluable birds and game, declares
Alonzo B. Fox, president of the Bur
lington County S. P. C. A., in a recent
statement. President Fox says the
public has failed to appreciate the real
losses caused by stray cats and that
measures to exterminate then will be
approved by the S. P. C. A.
erdict against j
company for ,
I In T11 a trt ,
Kansas City, Mo .—A
the Kansas City Rallw
$24.115 has been awarded In Judge
Porterfield's division of the circuit
court to Harry Morris, manufacturer
wooden legs. Morris lost his own
left leg when he fell under a Troost
.•emie trailer Jan. 16. 1916.
Ten years before that Morris had
lost bis right leg in a railroad accident
He working as a brakeman. After
the first accident he failed to find a
satisfactory false leg and turned his
attention to devising one for himself.
He wanted a wooden leg and pat
ented it. He then formed a partner
ship with J. C. Collins, a one-legged
man, and they prospered in the man
ufacture and sale of wooden legs until
now they employ 15 men in their fac
tory. All of the epu'lwyes are one
legged men.
When Morris was taken front under
the street car and it was learned that
his good leg had been crushed he
smiled and said;
"Well, I guess I can make another
There was proof that he had done
so when he walked around the court
room on two false legs.
Copyright, 1916, Cincinnati Enquirer
man who can't get a new hat
unless his wife goes to the store with
him and selects it for him is the same
follow who would get mad if you In
timated that he was Henpecked.
Sometimes a woman gets something
wrong with her and won't go to the
doctor because she is afraid that the
doctor will tell all he knows to Some
Old Uat.
The time is rapidly approaching
when Father will have a battle with
Mother every time he goes through the
screen door ihat keeps the flies out
of the kitchen.
Every woman likes to mother a
young man v ho c an take care of him
self. But when a man gets old enough
need a woman to take care of him,
few women want to tackle the job.
That transparent effect is all right
when a woman wears it. But who the
Hek wants to see a man in silhouette
pants on the sunny side of the street
There must be a reason for every
thing. And we suppose the reason
why n Com Fed wears a Middy Blouse
is to save wear and tear on her corset
Another o d-timer who seems to
have disappeared was the man
used to coma home during Spring
housecleanin- and find his wife chas
ing the Honorphle Red Bugs from one
room to another and who made his
wife mad by asking her if she
swarming the bees again.
The only reapon why some husbands
do not attempt to commit suicide to
scare their wives is because they know
that their wi,'es wouldn't call in the
doctor until It was too late.
There are only a few sure thing
bets. And one of them is that when
a 20-year-old girl marries a 70-year
old man, the man isn't broke so you
could notice it
A foreigner who has never been here,
but who reads our newspapers and
magazines, must get the Impression
The reason why a woman knows
that it is an awful thing to marry for
money is because she tried it and
didn't get it.
Things to Worry About.
When a wireless telegraph wave is
feeling good, it can travel at a speed
of 186,000 miles an hour.
Our Daily Special.
A Man May Not Believe In Hell
When He Is Well. But It Is Different
When He Is Sick.
Names is Names.
Uarrle A. Kidd lives at Marietta, O.
the high cost or Giving.
1907—Boneless Ham.
1917—Ham less Bone.

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Present Time
More gold is stored in the vaults of the country than
ever before. Less merchandise in the country than at
any time during the past fifty years.
The result—A complete reversal of business conditions.
FIRST—Buyer is Seeking the Seller Instead
of Seller Seeking Buyer
SECOND—Higher Prices on All Commodi
ties and Mounting Higher Each Day
Our Warehouse la Stocked With
to the Recent Rime in Prie a
Month, Bin,
of Good,
$10 D 0Wn
$10 Per
Month, Buy,
$100 Worn
of Good,
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a 50-pound capacity tilting flour bin and large cutJ!
with shelves for kitchen utensils. Sale ~ P ,ri?
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Numerous Other Styles, Best Makes Kitchen
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S 4!/2x6'/2-foot wool fiber rugs, ex
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1 FU
The British academic world was
notably represented in the British war
commission party which has lately
been visiting America, headed by Mr.
Balfour, in the presence of Geoffrey
Butler, lecturer in international law
and diplomacy at Cambridge univer
Slnce 1915 Professor Butler has
n doing his bit bv doing a secre
tary's work at the foreign office. His
giving up his calling to serve the gov
ernment in war time is only typical of
hat British university men have been
doing all over the United Kingdom
according to his own testimony. Ol
the teaching staff of his own depart
ment at Cambridge only two out of
twelve are not serving in some ca
pacity. This was not Professor But
ler's first visit to America. He had
been a lecturer at the University of
Pennsylvania in 1913 and 1914.
People who are advocating the
dropping? of the German language as a
subject taught in the public schools
evidently forcet that a widespread
knowledge of an enemy's language Is
an excellent offenslvt weapon In war.
The proficiency of nearly every Ger
man officer In English and French. In
marked contrast to the general de
ficiency in Oeimnn on the part of both
the French and British officers, has
heen an Immense advantage to the
Germans in this conflict. It has en
abled them to maintain spies In every
quarter, to practice many clever ruses
de guerre, of an immense value, and
to Inform themselves very directly of
the enemy's proceedings and inten
tions. In fart, not a small item in
Germany's gigantic preparation of 40
years for this war which was to make
her the mistress of a forever subdued
France If nono of her calculations had
gone nmlss, was the amazing mnstery
of the French language acquired In
certain German schools, and which
astounded visiting French educators
more than anybody else. Germany
was preparing her army of spies, con
querors and officials for the occupa
tion of Belgian and French territory.
The fact that the United States with
this war abandons its purely western
hemisphere pcsltlon, and is henceforth
to be world-wide In its interests, truly
a "world power" in Us diplomatic re
lationships and tendencies, makes a
study of all the great languages more
than ever Imperative. linguistic
knowledge of -his sort Is oftentimes of
Immense advantage to officials „„
Washington, as was the case In the
recent visit of the French envoys, and
Is likely from now on to t>e of greater
and greater value.

By Walt Mason.
Gray sodden clouds obscure the sky; the damp earth has not
to dry; the east wind murmurs and complains, and every hour or
it rains. The water's dripping from the eaves; the soul of man
him grieves; he takes the pessimistic view, and all the outlook
him blue. "Cheer up," I cry, with sunny smile; "these wholesome«
are all the style. They'll make the wheat and pumpkins thrive,
keep the garden sass alive. They'll bring us bumper crops of corn,
sure as you and I are born. They'll fill the mow and crib and bw
He says, "I do not care a darn. I've had enough of rain in mint
want the good old sun to shine. My heart, like yours, is much re
when nature sends some water moist, refreshing all the things
grow; but what's the use, I'd like to know, of keeping up this moi
graft, until a fellow needs a raft?" 1 cannot think of a reply,
still 1 say, with beaming eye, "Cheer up, cheer up! The raw is
It's good for squash and pumpkin vine!"
Kansas City, Mo.—Edward Brown,
i «1 hop; salesman at the KansaB City
• stockyards 33 years, and known far
and wide amont? stockmen as the
"man who never swore," is dead.
When Brown went to work at the
yards, cowboys and cattlemen who
came in from the ranges of the west
were men of broad oaths and pic
turesque profanity. Contact with
these men day after (lay soon got em
loyes of the yards into the same habit
—all except Brown. No one ever heard J
Rheumatism Has Never Been
Cured by Liniments or Lo
tions, and Never Will Be.
You never knew of Rheumatism—
that most painful source of suffering
—being cured by liniments, lotions or
other external applications. And you j
will never see anything but temporary
relief afforded by such makeshifts.
But why be satisfied with temporar>
relief from the pangs of pain which
are sure to return with Increased se
verity, when there is permanent re
lief within your reach? Science has
proven that Rheumatism is a disor
dered condition of the mood. How
then, can satisfactory results be ex
pected from any treatment that d«»3S
BI1 oath from his hr* and bk d
tion became marked. Brown,
suffered nothing in popularity
The agent rang the door bell |
Mr. Binks answered the ring
"Are you the head of the
asked the Agent.
"I am. " proudly replied
"Just a moment,''
Binks, as she shoved Mr. B
-I am the neck that mot«
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not reach l , he
j of
blood, the «*' *
^rand'rld «- «ft*
oauae of the dmeaee^ ^
blood remedy
50 years been '
moat aggravated ^ ,rf
of Rheumatism. 11
ifiea the blood by
the disease- Tim ^ & ,
■thers who have take ^
•onvines you ,ha ran «.til*
reach your case. ' ^0
aluable remedy a RMoB *tk
A valuable book o ^
its treatment. to **~ oar c*
medical advice abo£ ■ ,
vldual ease, win £
free. Wrl,e C " >» ***
ment. Swift Spécifié Co.,
oratory, Atlanta,

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