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rTTTTE—T onight: Showers, cooler. Tomorrow : Hhowers, cooler. Œ1 yt IButte Bail? $ost. WEATHER-FORECAST MONTANA --Showers tonight and Fri day, cooler went of divide tonight and east of «livid«* Friday. VOL. 5. BUTTE MONTANA. THURSDAY. MAY 24. 1917 PRICE FIVE CENTS. OF '61 OPEN THEIR ENCAMPMENT WITH PATRIOTIC FERVOR THAT INSPIRES YOUNGER MEN AND ARMY OF REPUBLIC ND ITS AUXILIARIES ARE WARML Y WELCOM ED IN CITY vor Maloney Opens the City to Its Guests Commaider Reiche Makes Eloquent Response. « Are Delivered by Distinguished Men and omen Regarding Work of the Veteran Or anizations in the Auditorium—This Af ter ri Executive Meetings Are Being Held in arious Halls. he history of the present war will not be written be the flag of Great Britain. Nor will it be written be the flags of France or Belgium. But it will be writ hind the flag we all adore—the Stars and Stripes." ith cheers that reverberated throughout the city dtorium Mayor W. II. Maloney in these words sounded eynote of the department encampment of the Grand y of the Republic at the opening meeting this morn ' Assembled with the veterans of the war of '61 were Vonian's Relief Corps, United Spanish War Veterans, "cs of the G. A. R. and the Sons of Veterans. 'orned with monster American flags, the Auditorium ?nted a dramatic spectacle as the battle-scarred vet s of rpore than half a century ago, their relatives and ds, listened to a flow of oratory. The climax was hed when, interspersed among the speeches, they sang 'otic songs, some dating back to civil w a r days. the I —---- ever-thinning rank« of the war )unds. Scofflngly, they refuted a ent that the present encamp would be their last, declaring Jhey int«*nd gathering until they longer able to attend. Re t \y they urged the younger gen to fight gallantly for the flag ire than one veteran expressed ?lsh that he were between the f 21 and 30 so that he could once enter the service of Uncle Sam «hen Mayor Maloney declared |i*' rame from a fighting strain, dives having fought as far back revolutionary period, and re : it y to Join the colors, of his age, the enthusiasm of Jeterans gave way in repeated The outburst was repeated Department Commander Reiche, huge American flag, led the f patriotic airs. Executive Meetings. er noon was given over to s*-88lons of the various or tnd the day will conclude nionster patriotic entertain- J J in the City Auditorium tonight. 1 the old-timers and for this j <"011 was issued to public ! itizens to donate the use of s The parade will start at 2 o'clock in the after will be featured by a mon ' In which the veterans and will rid.* in automobiles. Scores will be necessary to ac • evening will he given over ' r Ption at the Knights of hill, while Saturday will he t<> business sessions and a • ;ng trip about the city. The ■ !»ment will conclude Saturday v 'th a monster banquet at the Brinton is Chairman. ir, U c. P. Brlnton was chafr ,at t,lia morning** Joint session. In welcoming the vet declared that he had many r*'» In life ranging from the time 'Continuai! Page Three.) TON OF WARM MITTENS AND SOCKS FOR SAILORS en of Deer Lodge Notify ngene Carroll, State Chair an of Navy League, That ey Have Sent a Big Con gnment. e ton of socks. mittens and other go«>ds is now en route to the on board the U. 8. 8 Montana. n? to Information received this n * by Eugene Carroll from Deer The ladies of that town have Wl, rking industriously since the can,e from the Navy league. 8 J W. Hurst, president of the en ® Patriotic society in Deer e # ca, led up Mr. Carroll to notify Ike shipment. I —---- NOT SATISFY S HIN FEIN Irish Radicals Demand Right . to Decree Complete Independence. Dublin, May 24.—The Sinn Fein conference today unanimously resolved to decline to participate in any con ference "called by the English govern ment ostensibly to settle the Irish question" until the following condi tions are fulfilled: First—That the terms referring the question to the conference leave it free to decree the complete independ ence of Ireland. Second That the English govern ment publicly pledge itself to the United States and the powers of Europe to ratify the decision of a ma J jority of the conference. 1 Third—That the convention consist of none but persons freely elected by the adult suffrage of Ireland. Fourth—That prisoner of war treat ment is accorded the Irish prisoners j arrested during the recent revolution ! -*-- ALLEGED TRAIN DODDER IS ESCAPED LUNATIC La Crosse. WIs., May 24.—John Schaeffer, held here on a charge of holding up single-handed a Chicago Northwestern railroad passenger train between here and Sparta three weeks ago, la an escaped lunatic. It developed when he was arraigned In court here late yesterday. Schaeffer's attorney produced a letter from an asylum at Norfolk. Neb., from which the defend ant fled about six months ago. and entered a plea of Insanity during the commission of the crime. "It's gratifying to know that the women of the state are responding to the demand for knitted goods, ' said Mr. Carroll this morning. "I under stand that ladies in other communities are working hard to supply the things not furnished by the government The Navy league wishes to make a public acknowledgment of thanks to the women of Deer Bodge. "The women of the country can do much during this present war In Butte there Is an excellent feeling and I believe that the ladies here will do their share." The shipment to the U. 8. 8 Mon tana will come as a complete surprise to the sailors. Butte, It is believed, will follow the lead set In Deer Lodge and will re spond to the call Immediately. DEPARTMENT COMMANDER OF THE G. A. R AND LADIES PROMINENT IN AUXILIARIES ■*& • •• \ ? ■ -T _ BIG FIGURES IN THE FIRST MEETING OF THE G. A. R. G. 1. Reiche (center) of Helena, department eomniandcr of Hie G. A. It., responded today to Mayor Maloney's address of welcome in the Auditorium. Mrs. Ida K. Martin (right) of Minneapolis, national president of the Woman's Belief Corps, is the first national officer to visit a local encampment: Mr- .1. !.. James (left) of Missoula is department ____ president of the Woman's Belief Corps. Italians Gain a Sweeping Victory Shatter Austrian Line at Adriatic AMERICA IS ONLY WAITING FOR FINAL WORD TO BREAK INTO WAR TO TH EJIMSH Vice President Marshall, in Address at Cleveland, Says "When We Get Into This Fight, We Are Going to Stay in Until at the Conference of Nations There Shall Be Written a Guar antee of Rights Protecting Every People on Earth." Cleveland, Ohio, May 24.—Vice President Thomas Marshall, here today to attend the fiftieth anniversary celebration of the Scottish Rite Masons of the northern jurisdiction, Valley of Cleveland, declared America is well prepared now to get into the war. All we are wait ing for is the final word to go. Then watch us," the vice president said. "When we get forcibly into the fight," he continued, we shall stay in it until at the conference of nations there shall be written a guar antee that the right of any people on earth to manage and control others shall be gone forever and we are assured posterity shall not have to suffer from German power as we have suffered." ANOTHER MONTH BEFORE WARTAX ' BILE IS READY,AT The Senate is Expected Prac tically to Redraft the House Bill. Washington. May 24.—Another month probably will be required for congress to complete the war tax bill, although the house passed It last night. It was indicated today that the senate will make so many changes in the measure as to result almost In a re-draftlng. particularly of sections relating to taxes on excess profits, incomes and manufactures and the Increased sec ond-class postal rates. As passed by the house, 329 to 7$. after two weeks' debate, the bill as originally drawn to raise $1.800.000.000 was changed essentially only In these four ways: Sur-taxes on incomes above $40,000 were raised about 25 per cent; slight reductions were made in the proposed second-class mall rates; provision for a 5 per cent tax on all advertising, ex cept newspapers and periodicals, was eliminated; and print paper and pulp, gold and silver and a few other arti cles were exempted from the proposed tariff of 10 per cent on goods now ad mitted free. Chairman Taussig of ths tariff com mission discussed the hill today with the senate committee, which formally began work of amending the measure GENERAL PERSHING TO CONFER WITH PRESIDENT Washington, May 24.—Major Gen eral Pershing, who is to command the first American expeditionary force to France, will confer with President Wilson late today. ENTHUSIASM OVER THE LIBERTY LOHN HIM PITCH New York Federal Reserve District Will Subscribe Billion Dollars. New' York. May 24 —Subscriptions al ready received have reached such a vast total that they are pouring into banks and other agencies In such a steady stream that predictions were made in the financial district today that the Liberty loan would be over subscribed. While definite figures are not avail able as to whether New York state has reached in actual subscriptions the minimum of 1555,000.000 set by the treasury department, financiers today predicted that the subscriptions of the New York federal reserve district will aggregate $1.00*).000.000. Subscriptions taken in New York department stores aggregate $1.000,000. the Retail Drygoods Merchants' com mittee announced today Alfred H. Smith, president of the New York Central railroad and chair man of the Railroad Liberty loan com mittee. has sent an appeal to the pres idents of all raillroads in thecountry. it was learned today, urging them to co-operate with their employes in aid ing them to buy Liberty loan bonds. DECLARES RAILROADS MAKE UNDUE PROFITS Salt Lake. May 24.—Charging that the railroads have already made un due profits at the expense of the pub lic and declaring that freight rates should be reduced rather than ad vanced, H. W Prickett. traffic man ager of the traffic service bureau of Utah, today filed a proteat against the railroads' application for an increase of 15 per cent in freight rates with the state public utilities commission. ni|D||\jr a pilier , N r C T pedaiiai II WEST.EERMU British Coast is Again Under Bomb Fire—Report of U-Boat Activity. THE WAR SUMMARY. Striking down the coast toward Tnest, the Italians opened the second phase of their offensive with a sweep ing victory. They broke through the entire Austrian line from Castagna vizza to the Adriatic, a front of about five miles, and took more than 9.000 prisoners. The new drive is a direct menace to Triest, from which General Cadorna's troops are now less than 10 miles distant. The route lies along the Carso plateau and the advance of the Italians over this difficult ground was surprising in its rapidity. The Zeppelin and the submarine figure most prominently in the war news of the day. with a raid by air ships on the Knglish east coast an nounced and the sinking of the 14.000 ton British transport Transylvania of ficially reported. Deadly Work of U Boats. The submarine did its deadliest work in many weeks In the torpedoing of the Transylvania in the Mediterra nean on May 4. 413 lives being lost. With the exception of less than a dozen of the ship's complement all those lost were army men and officers. 29 of the latter perishing. The Transylvania was a former Anchor liner with ac commodations for 2,450 passengers. The Zeppelin raid began shortly be fore midnight and seems, like other raids since th* British defensive meas ures were perfected, to have been a rather abortive affair. The last pre vious visit of the Zeppelins to England was on March 17. when 27 bombs were reported dropped In rural districts. The Zeppelin L-22 was apparently ap proaching the Knglish coast on May 14 when It was attacked by British air forces and destroyed. Lull in France. Military operations in France are in •Contint AUSTRIAN PEOPLE STILL HOPING FOR VICTORY Ambassador Penfield Talks of Conditions in Country He Has Left. Washington. May 24.—Former Am bassador Penfield. who has Just re turned from Austria-Hungary. said to day at the white house that conditions in that country are not so had as might be expected. There is no starva tion. he said, but a great deal of de privation The people in Austria - Hungary, he said, still believe that Germany and Austria are winning the war. II TIE SHE IF STOLEN GOLD ORE ..Thirty-five Men Are Indicted by 'Äycnnt Jury Cheyo4fco, Wyo., May 24.—Thirty five indictments in the so-called '•high grading" conspiracy cases were re turned by the federal grand jury here this afternoon. The men involved, the government alleges, made a fortune by selling stolen ore to the United States mints throughout the country. The amount involved is said to have ex ceeded a million dollars. he name« of 13 of those Indicted e made public, the remaining 22 be ing withh«-ld until »Trent* »re made. Among thoM in die tad wan Antonio Cuaz, who w am » Treated ln Han Kran* flsco May 8 laut while negotiating for the disposa I of $15,000 worth of gold to the mint there. The men are charged with consplr a ry to defraud the government. BRAZIL TO CO-OPERATE WITH UNITED STATES Foreign Minister Says Country Has Been Forced Into State of War. Rio Janeiro. May 21F.reiKn Min stör Nilo Pecanha d- lared 1n the ounoll «if ministers, according to the lewspapern. that It was not necessary or Brazil to declare war on Germany j because she had been virtually forced Into a state of war by circumstances, j He said that the torpedoing of the Brazilian steamer Tijuea did not essen tially modify the situation created by the destruction of the Parana. Honor Pecanha said that In regard to co-operation between Brazil and the United States the government, should devote its entire attention to military and naval organization, es pedally with respect to elaborating with the United States <n the policing of the south Atlantic and should pre pare for any eventuality. ITALIIN ENVOYS ARE CHEERED II CAPITOL Prince Udine Hands President Wilson a Letter From Italien U inn IldlldM rvmy. Washington. May 24.—Prince Udine and the members of the Italian mission visited the state, war and navy build ing this morning. As they entered they were cheered by crowds, and as they passed through the corridors men and women clerks gathered and ap plauded. Secretary Lansing immediately re ceived the Italians. From the secretary of state's office the Italian guests went to visit Sec retary Daniels and then to the white house to be presented to President Wilson. Prince Udine made a brief speech and the i resident replied, expressing his pleasure at the coming of the mia Udii sion. Prlnc Wilson an autograph V'ictor Emmanuel. T'jnight the Italian tertained at a state di ldent at the white h' to President >- win b« en by the pres RED CROSS WAR COUNCIL ID RAISE SI 00.100.000 Washington. May 24—The new- Re I Cross war council, headed by Henry P Davison, t»egan it* first conferen-' here today, making plans for the $100. 000,000 war relief fund. Representa tives of more than 40 cities were pres ent. FAMOUS PUGILIST SUCCUMBS TO PNEUMONIA AT MEMPHIS - Les Darcy, World's Greatest Middleweight Boxer. Who Was Dubbed a "Slacker" by Governor Whitman. Receives His Only Knockout. Memphis, Tenn.. May 24.— Les Darcy, the Australian pugilist, died at a hospital here this afternoon from pneumonia. He has been ill more than a month. Darcy died at 1:30 o'clock. Fred Gilmore and Mick Hawkins, his man ager and trainer, respectively, being at the bedside. Gilmore sent a cable gram to the dead man's mother in Au stralia and the body will be held here pending instructions from her. Darcy had enlisted in the aviation I reserve corps here shortly before he LARGE BRITISH " TRANSPORT WAS TORPEDOED I« When Transylvania Goes Down 413 Troops and Seamen Lose Their Lives. SUBMARINE ALSO SINKS FRENCH LINER The Sontay, Also Attacked in Mediterranean, Carried 45 to Death. London, May 24.—The British trans port Transylvania was torpedoed on May 4 with the loss of 413 persons. The Transylvania was torpedoed in the Mediterranean. The following official statement was given out today: "The British transport Tmnaylvania, with troop« aboard, was torpedoed In the Mediterranean on May 4. re«u1tlng in the following io«sea: "Twenty-nine officer* and *73 of other rarikn; alao the «hip's r aptain. Lieut. S. Brenefl. and one officer and nine men of the crew.** VESSEL OF 14,315 TONS BIG FRENCH LINER SENT , ( The 7 ransylvan a. an Ax ichor Line steamer of 14,315 ons gross . had been in the ervlce of the British govern ment si ice May. »15 whe her sall lngs we re cancelle d There have been no rece nt reports of her novement.s. When s he vuh fir 'it t »ken • ver by the British govern mer t H he wa s engaged In tran* porting tr »ops to Gallipoli. The Transylvan a V as bt ilt in 1914. She wa s constru r ter e«p «»dally for passeng er traffic her. ween New Y«»rk and Me dlterranea n :orta. She wa* 548 feet long and had accommodation* for 2,45( passenge rs. DOWN AND 4 5 KILLED Pari«. May 24 —It Is officially an nounced that the French liner SontAjr, a vessel of 7,217 tons, bound for Mar *e|ll«»* from Saloniki with 344 passen gers, was torpedoed on April 15 with a los-, of 4 5 live* Captain Mages w«*nt down with the ship. NO ITALIAN STEAMERS LOST DURING WEEK I Ro 7hè May 2 4 No Italian steam sunk by submarines during ending May 20. One was at tacked by gunfire and sustained sums I damage Only two sailing ships, both under 300 tons, were lost during the ■*ame period. During the week 440 ships, repre anting a tonnage of 475,000. entered , Italian ports and 3S7. representing *13,000 tons. left. • - During the week ending May 13 two mall sailing fishing boat JAP NAVAL VESSELS They Will Assist the Allies in Operations Against the » Submarines. - London. May 24—The arrival of a derable number of light Japanese • Mediterranean to h the naval forces of the Hies was announced in the bouse of commons today by Lord Robert Cecil, minister of blockade. A Paris dispatch last Friday said a number of Japanese gunboats had ar rived at Marseille* to assist in the operation against German submarines ,r.1 t<> -onvoy French merchantmen If the experiment has satisfactory results | It is to be extended. was taken ill At the time he was pronounced by Captain Christie of the medical corps as the most perfect si*ecim»»n of manhood that had ever applied for enlistment in the corps. Les Darcy was considered by man as the greatest middleweight pugilii of the last decade. During the pas few months he was probably the moi abused pugilist by newspapers an critics of all time Less than a year ago he was th most talked-of man in the srjuare arena In Australia he was the ld< of the pugilistic world and in Amerk I the followers of the sport were ciaac oring for him to come to this cotinti I in order that they might see him i action. He was barred from leavit his native land by military <>rder °ne day early last winter he quiet tCoati&oed oo Face Threw* "