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BUTTE—Tonight : Generally fair. Tomorrow: Little change In tempera ture. OL. 5. NO. 123. WEATHER FORECAST MONTANA—Unsettled weather tonight" and Saturday, probably «bower»*; cooler tonight and ermt portion Saturday BUTTE MONTANA. FRIDAY. MAY 25. 1917 PRICE FIVE CENTS. Y AME RICAN AID D EFEAT OF U-BOATS HAS BECOME CERTAIN entier L 'yd George Makes Positive Declaration in the House of Commons SPITE THE DOWNPOUR GRAND ARMY VETERANS MAR CH IN TH E PARADE ay of the Old Men, Although Fnfeebled of Step, Spurn the Offer of Auto mobiles to Convey Them Thousand School Children Escort Heroes the Great War Through the Streets of Butte, spiring Spectacle Is Heartily Cheered by the rongs of Butte Folks Who Line the Streets. daunted by a downpour of rain and escorted by 2,000 1 children, the battle-scarred veterans of the Grand y of the Republic marched in parade this afternoon. i flags unfurled and enfeebled step the "boys of '61" d through the downtown streets of Butte to the 'ns of martial music. Automobiles placed at their dis 1 were spurned by the aged veterans. "Ride in auto iles?" they declared when the suggestion was made to , "Not us. We have walked these many years and we cannot longer do so we'll quit parading." True s that Gen. Charles S. Warren and a few of the older ans rode in autos, but it was not until their friends relatives had r* «fused to allow these elderly comrades alk. i8 an Inspiring Fight to the r generation and the huge that lined both Bides of the who shouted approval and ap Jtion to the old-timers. Lustily, itérons were cheered as they by. parade, in charge of Capt. D. vers, who acted as marshal, was i through with military precl uplete report of last night's Grand .roceedings will be found on page [ tills Issue. Captain Stivers was ably as hy the following aides: C. N. Sargent. Second Montana f. O. S. Perry, Second Montana G I Reiche, Grand Army of public. Morrissey. Spanish War Vet W. Pearson, Spanish War Vet oes Henriksen. Spanish War ns. Guy L. Tyler, Sons of Veter G- W. Thomas, Boy Scouts. Mary J. Wright, Woman's Re K rps. îorgia McPherson. f<adies of rand Army of the R^ublic. uroeession was led by Chief liy with platoon of police In j f '^ 'Malter Morrison. Following j Anaconda Copper Mines band the color bearers, consisting of H hinent of the first battalion of ecomi Montana Infantry In eom "f Lieut. A. C. Swaney, battalion hnt. In the Van. G A. R. Veterans—four abreast owed Proudly the aged veterans °d with muoh of the same mili * aring with which they carried (Continued on Pay Three.) RATORIUMFOR BUYERS OF NDS WHO SERVE COUNTRY ent Will Be Suspended r Those Who Purchased on e Long-Time-Payment Plan om Anaconda Subsidiary if e y Enlist or Are Drafted. r at is in effect a war moratorium s ose Purchasers of land on the time payment plan who enlist In * rmy ' nav y or marine corps or rafted into federal service by f ion of the selective service law announced today by C. F. Kelley. President of the Anaconda Qopper f company, through officers of 'ickfoot Land Development cora a 8 ubstdiary of the Anaconda ration. "rding to Mr. Kelley's announce Payments for lands purchased i HELENS SELECTED FOR NEXT REUNION OF THE VETERANS Ladies Hold Memorial Service. G. A. R. Will Elect Of ficers Tomorrow. By a vote of 39 to 19 the Montana Grand Army of the Republic this morning selected Helena for next year's encampment. Livingston made a gallant fight for the honor and might hava won but for patriotic reasons The grizzled warriors determined to stand behind Governor Stewart in the crisia confronting the nation, believed they could be of support to him and therefore decided upon the Capital City. Helena also gets the next encamp ment of the Spanish War Veterans. Livingston, Helena and Havre sought the honor and the Spanish war mem bers decided unanimously upon Havre, but when they heard that the G. A. R. had selected Helena, they rescinded their action and chose Helena. It is believed that the Woman's Re lief Corps and other auxiliaries will follow suit and also choose Helena for their metings. The electio i of officers was set by the G. A. R. for tomorrow morning Simon Hauswirth of Butte will proba bly be unopposed for department com* (Continue** on Page Three.) from the Blackfoot Land Development company under the contract system will be suspended in the case of men who enlist or are drafted for war serv ice during the terms of their service. This will affect hundreds of holders of land contracts and make them free to enter government service so far as their contract obligations are con cerned, for so long as the government needs them, they need have no fear of defaulting in payments. This policy of the Blackfoot com pany Is the most liberal of any of the land development concerns selling farming lands in the west under the long-time payment plan thus far an nounced, and It applies with equal force to enlistment or draft. The government credits homestead entrymen who enlist for war service with residence and cultivation on their homesteads for the time they are in government service. MEN WHO HAVE PRESIDED OVER BAGDAD TEMPLE; ILLUSTRIOUS POTENTATES ARE HONORED TODAY 5 * *€ k '• 73 ?. ★ / \ ... LARGE CLASS OF INITIATES PIT THROL'GH THE PACES TODAY. Bagdad temple since its organization has had six illustrious potentates. The first of these was Alexander R. Currie (lower right . The others shown in the pic ture, from left to right, are: Top row, J. E. Monroe of Dillon, G. A. Meyers of Butte, W. M. Montgomery of Anaconda. Bottom row, Stephen P. Wright of Butte and Charles K. Beebe, incumbent, of Butte. PILL1GE IRE RIFE III THE Authorities Are Completely Set Aside in Many of the Provinces. HOUSES BURNED AND PROPERTY SEIZED Most Dangerous Symptoms of Lawlessness Reported to Petrograd. Petrograd, Thursday, May 24 (via London, Moy 2S).—Tho agrarian disor ders, wholesale confiscation of prop erty, Incendiarism and othar dangsrous symptoms of anarchy, which followed tha overthrow of tho old authority in many important industrial canters and agricultural districts of central and southern Rustic, are becoming more serious, according to diapatchoa from various points in Bessarabia and Siberia. In many cities tha soldiers' commit tees, by taking prompt action, have succeeded In anticipating revolts and In restraining the impulse of the pop ulation toward Indiscriminate confisca tion and all kinds of lawlessness. The peasants, defying restraint, have burned or sacked and appropriated government and private properties and a general state of anarchy prevails. The following resume of telegrams in dicates how acute the trouble U. and (Continued on Page Ten.) The annual ceremonial of the Shrin- ' ers opened at 1 o'clock this afternoon at the Mason'c temple with an attend ance of 200 members from several cities of the state. The Shrine cere monial concludes the week of Masonic celebrations in Butte. The grand finale will b? the ball at the Columbia Gardens on Saturday night. The first i«ffl«'Uil act of the Shrine AUSTRIAN DEFENSIVE LINE CRUMBLES RAPIDLY AS THE ITALIAN S ENLARG E ATTACK Cadarona's Artillery Can Now Be Heard in Triest, the Objective of the Long Italian Campaign, But Wilderness of Volcanic Rocks and Caves Makes Quick Advance Impossible. Austria Hungary's Great Adriatic Naval Base Almost Within Reach of the Heavy Guns. THE WAR SUMMARY Austrian official statements, supplementing the announcement from Rome, indicate that the Italian offensive in the Julian Alps and on the Carso plateau is steadily growing in importance and extent. General Cadarona's guns already can be heard in Triest but the wilder ness of volcanic rocks and caves which lies between him and his goal makes a rapid advance, under the most favorable circumstances, a practical impossibility. The most advanced Italian posts are scarcely more than 10 miles from the great Austrian naval base, but this distance is not to be compared with an equal extent in an open country. The Italian blow is struck at a time | Qucntly opposed to the Junker ring in | when political conditions in Austria Hungary have reached the acute phase. The re s' g nation of Count Tisza, the "iron man'* of the dual monarchy and staunch pillar of Pan-Germanism and Junkerdom. comes on the eve of the as sembling of the Austrian parliament, a step bitterly fought by the bureau crats since the outbreak of the war and as bitter!)' contended fbr by the democratic leaders. The two events ' give decided color to the numerous re- ' ports that the young Emreror Charles j has democratic leanings and is conse ' gathering occurred last evening when a reception was tendered to the visit ing ladles at the temple. Another re ception was held this morning, during which the visitors were escorted to their rooms and shown some of the sights of the city. The business ses sions bAgan at 1 o'clock. Election of candidates was the first | Berîin * _ ADMITS THE » __ _ ITALIAN SUCCESSES London. May 25.—An official state ment issued by the Austrian war of fice on Thursday admits Italian suc cesses in the Carso plateau, but claims that the Austrians inflicted severe re ' pulses upon their assailant elsewhere, ' The text of the statement follows; j "Since noon yesterday the battle of (Continued on Page Ten.) UREE AMOUNT OF COLO IN AMERICA Mysterious Flow of Treasure Not Accounted for by Trade Balance. GOVERNMENT WILL ACT TO RESTRAIN MOVEMENT There is Much Speculation as to the Motive for the Action. Washington, May 25.—Japan is with* j drawing gold from the United States at a rate which has caused consider able interest and some speculation as to the meaning of the movement. Ap - I proximately $35.000,000 has been with - , drawn since Jan. 1 and other with drawals are expected in the future. Officials here feel that the movement is not fully accounted for by the bal ance of trade. The possibility that some of the other allied governments are now paving rheir munitions bills to Japan I vlth gold In this country made avail all*» by the extension of credit by this government has been discussed, but it ! is believed that this contingency like wise would not account for the strong current of gold shipments westward. From San Francisco. The gold supply at San Francisco, from w hich shipments to Japan are made, lia s at present reached a point where the government has decided that the cost of transferring gold across the country properly should be borne (Continued on Page Nine ) BETTER, HE SITS ; Effective Blows Delivered at Submarines During Last Three Weeks. ANOTHER MISCALCULATION OF THE TEUTONIC EMPIRE People Are Warned, However, They Must Not Depart From Rigid Economy. London, May 25.—"The suc cesses against submarines have re sulted in a distinct improvement in our food situation," said Pre mier Lloyd George today in the house of commons. The premier said more effective blows had been dealt with the submarines during the last three weeks than in any corresponding period of the war. The shipping losses for May, the premier says, probably would show a reduction from the April figures. In speaking of the success of the anti-submarine methods he said: "We owe a very considerable debt ■ f gratitmi'* to the gr**at American >eople for the effective assistance they ha-e rendered and the craft they have placed at our disposal. Now that the American nation is in the war it is easier to make arrangements for the protection of our m**r^antlle m\ rine tha it No Starvation Danger. Mr Lloyd George asserted there was danger *o the country from starva tion, but that the utmost economy of foodstuffs was still essential "The submarine menace need cans) 3 fear that the war Is going to be lost for that re ison." he declared. Their Miscalculation. "I see today that the Germans are depending mainly on submarine war fire for su«*ceee.'* said Mr. Lloyd George. "AU I can say is that if that is their main hope of success it is doomed to disappointment. 1 say it with a full sense of responsibility and on behalf of the government after full onsideration of the whole fa« ts. That does not mean that the people need not economize, that firmer* need not plow' their lands It means that if every one does his duty the German hope of triumph in the war based on submarines is the greatest miscalcula tion in the whole series of miscalcula tions of that sated empire. If every one does his duty patriotically, each in his own way to the common «took, then I say the submarine is not going to defeat us." FRENCH GOVERNMENT TO ISSUE MEAT CARDS Parla, May 35—A decision to intro duce meat cards at an early date la understood to have been discussed at a conference Just held by Premier Rlbot, Louis J. Malvy, minister of the (Continued Pa*e Nine ) BRITAIN AND ITALY EACHGET 575.000,001 The United States Has Now Loaned $745,000.000 to the Allies. Washington, May 23—Another !«>an of |7S.')09.t>04) was made to Great Brit ain to«iay by the United States, bring ing up the total loaned that nation thus far to 9440.000.N»)*). and the total of loans to all the allies S745.000 000 A payment of 973.000.000 also was made to Italy today as part of the 9100.004).000 loan announced some time ago The Italian government already has received 923.000.000 of the loan. HOOVER'S SUCCESSOR ON Amsterdam (via London). May 25.^ Tha appointment is announced of Jonkheer Charles Ruys de Reeren droeck as head of the Belgian relief commission to succeed Herbert Hoov er. The Jonkheer is & Roman Catholic deputy for a Lemburg constituency and a son of the queen's commissioner for that province. He is an expert social worker and has given much aa s.stance to Belgium.