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Published every even!»* ex cept Sunday by the Butte Daily Post company, 29 West Granite street, Butte. Montana. Entered as second-class mat ter Jan. 29, 1913, at the post office at Butta, Montana, under th e act of March 3. 1879. Subscription Kates Daily, ana month........$ -SO Daily, one year, in advance 6.00 Semi-weekly, 12 months.. 2.00 Branch Offices Anaconda.....203 Main Street Dillen .....13 So- Idaho Street Deer Ledge..Deer Lodge Hotel L P. McKinney, Special Agency le Eastern Advt Agent, 334 Fifth Avenue ........New York 122 & Midupta* Ave.. Chicago Telephones Business Office ...... Editorial Rooms Anaconda Business Office ..... ....428 ...1015 .....65 Change of Address la ordert«# frn — tw man« old SddrM da» '« 6n ran •m ftmmr* itUwvj. Patna» a01 ottlifa Ska company hy lapuaftoa kdV iattaèry a( tka papar. Uaka ekaefa and aoae order, payai»!» t» Sa Botte Daily Pea Company. _ Offioial P»yar 0f ths City of Butf Th« Pm« «t a Marrbar of tho Audit Suvwmi of Circulation». MONDAY, MAY 28, 1917 TROUBLE AHEAD Acting on the direction of the na tional council of defense, the western railroads are preraring to curtail their passenger service. This has a double object. For one thing, the elimination of all that is unnecessary in respe.-t to passenger trains will increase the effectiveness of the transportation companies in the moving of freight. For another thing, the changes con templated will add to the equipment that is being mobilised for service be hind tho allied fighting lines in Europe. It is expected that certain roads will tie designated officially as .he freight carriers for the government Tonnage will be diverted to these lines nnd the stockholders will profit by the change. I>ividends of railroads come from freight tariffs, not pas senger fares. In the moving of freight, govern ment will have right of way. The public's Interests undoubtedly will suf fer. Merchandise will be moved as a matter of course, but coal and food and other essentials will be given preference. Protests will be of no avail. The roads virtually will ne acting under government supervision, and complaints to those in authority will be dismissed with the statement that in time of war the government's business is supreme. That's a fa -t that no one can dispute successfully. All the public has got to do is to make the best of tho situation. REMAKING THE BILL Late dispatches indicate that the war revenue bill will be entirely re cast in the senate. The senate finance committee fa vois a reduction in the amount contemplated In the hill as it left the house of mote than five hun dred million dolhus. It is charac teristic of the senate also that its idea In respect to the burden, in 4 nstances, is entirely different from that of the lieuse. The representatives didn't listen to the woeful protest of the automobile manufacturers and pro vided for a substantial lev > on ma chines at the factory. The senate committee is disposed to place the automobile tax on the present owners. Thus the owners of machines, as well as prospective owners, v ill be taxed for war purposes, while the manufac turers, if the senate has its way. will escape. What the senate is pleased In call enormities in the bill will i*» eliminated and Us oppressive exactions on legiti mate business Ironed out. The bill is to he so changed in the senate that "even its own daddy," if it had on\ would not know it. There is no one, in fact, who willing to claim parentage for the measure ns it was introduced in the house. Everybody is fighting shy of that distinction. Ordinarily Claude Kitchln, chairman of the ways and means committee, might he called the parent of the measure, but he denies the child. "I intend to shut my eyes and vote for it because the govern ment needs the money," is his inter esting explanation of how he comc-s to be for it. The republican members of the sen ate have had some informal confer ences and have decided that the fill in its present form is not to be tol erated because it goes to excess in im posing burdens on business and indus try. According to their view the be ginning of u great war is no time to I "bleed business" to an extent that will j greatly cripple, If not paralyse, ind us - I trial operations. None of the pry i testing senators doubt that business i will cheerfully stand Its full share j the burdens of war, but It Is con tended that to strike too hard at the root of business now would not only cause a curtailment of operations and a distressing increase of unemploy ment, but would render the business world less able to respond to future war demanda The idea that is gain ing ground on the republican side of the senate and that has the support of the conservative democratic mem bers is that the amount proposed to be raised by the revenue bill should he reduced to a sum approximating that recommended by the finance commit tee, thus shifting a Larger proportion of the war burden to u future genera tion by the issuance of bonds. GOOD WORK The Increase in the state's acreage in spring-planted crops this year, re ported from practically every district of Montana, Is good evidence of the thoroughness of the work which lias been done by the Agricultural college folks under the inspiration of the state's council of defense. The dally increasing acreage of newly fallowed ground for fall planting is further tes timony that the good work is being continued. The promptness with which the State College of Agriculture took up this work Is Illustrative of the fine organization of the forces at that In stitution. The inspiriting example of the people at Bozeman has had a fine effect throughout the state nnd it Is an example whose influence is con tinuing. There is not a hamlet in the state which has not been reached by the en couraging literature which has gone out from Bozeman; there is not a country grocery in the state In which the policy advocated In this literature is not discussed as farmers gather there In ihe few and brief minutes ot town sojourn which are possible for them these days. It Is evidence as pleasing as it is convincing that the state college is doing the work which is expected of it. FISH niiy Another member of the fish fai wishes to be Introduced into good so ciety. His name is sable fish, but for years he has been travelling under th*Y disreputable alias of black cod. He does not belong to the codfish aristoc racy, but is vouched for in the highest terms by the Bureau of Fisheries as entitled to move on to the tables of the best people In the land. As the bu reau's bulletin puts it: "The democracy of high prices has upset the old ex clusiveness and has given to previously unknown or obscure fishes an oppor tunity to be pushed to the Hire and to demonstrate that they are entitled to regard at least equal to that accorded to those of longer standing in the com munity. The tile fish has established an assured position and the gray fish Is living down the reputation which it acquired as a pirate, and is acquiring respectability as a fish whose ac quaintance Is worth cultivating." The bureau says the black cod or sable fish is not really a cod at ail and adds that "its flesh is firm, white and flaky .with a full rich flavor." Speaking of fish, it is pertinent to remark that, in this time of food shortage, our own streams and lakes constitute a resource of which the general public lacks knowledge or ap preciation. At various times the mem bers of the state fish commission and others have tried to interest the legis lature In the subject of fish culture on a large scale. Our lakes offer spe cial opportunities for the propagation of lake whitefish, while all of our streams are fairly well stocked with edible varieties of fish. The lowly whitefish with the sucker-llke mouth, despised by the sportsman and cast aside all too frequently, could he an im portant item in our local food supplies. In the past the people of Montana have looked upon fishing merely as a sporting proposition; perhaps we will this year learn to take advantage of the fact that in our streams and lakes we may find an important addition to our larders. PREPARED That is a good story which comes from England regarding the urrival of the American fleet of destroyers. The British had thought the Yankees would want a week or two just to look about and to accustom themselves to new conditions. But Rear Admiral Sires, in command of the wasp squadron, re ported to the British admiralty announced 'We are ready to start at once." The voyage across the At lantic, the change in local conditions, the test of storm and weather— these had not disturbed the equilibrium of the American sea lighters. They were ready to start at once. This might be classed as a sentimental yarn were it not for the corroborating cir cumstance that the little fleet did start at once. Any way, it is a good stoiy and it closes with the announcemei t that Britain's breath was quite taken away by the prompt readiness of her new ally. HERE AND THERE. Prussianism is one disease that the world has united to wipe out.—Gal veston News. It takes two to make a quarrel, but only one to keep from talking.—All>any Journal. The German crown prince may find himself a nominal prince without a crown in sight.—Albany Journal. The United States soldier will he the best paid in the world, and he will fee 1 entitled to It.—Portland Oregonian. Have you noticed the man in uni form Is the first to arise in a crowded car? He's a soldier and a gentleman. —Portland Oregonian. Perhaps the men who shortweight their patrons do not think of profits. They merely fear that full weight might cause the customer to drop dead.—Houston Post. Addington Bruce: "The child sayeth nothing hut what he heard at the fire side." Yes, and the little rascal in evitably blurts it out ot the table when ompany is present.—Houston Post. THIS DATE IN HISTORY MAY 28. 1672—War declared in Boston against the Dutch; the first declara tion of war in the American colonies. 1754—The Americans under Wash ington defeated the French and In dians at Fort Duquesne. 1798—Father Murphy, Irish patriot at head of United Irishmen, took and burned Enniscorthy and killed and •aptured 100 of the king's troops. 1808—The bones of the American prisoners who had perished on hoard the Jersey and other British prison ships at New York during the Revo lutionary war, inhumed with great solemnity in the latter city. 1818—First steamboat on I«ake Erie Walk in the Water), launched at Black Rock. 1843—Noah Webster, famous Amer ican lexicographer, died; horn Oct. 16, 1768. 1845 Great fife in Quebec destroyed historic section of ancient town; 2,000 houses burnt down. 1865--The Czar of Russia author ized the laying of a cable between laska and Siberia. 1875—One hundred lives lost In burning of a Catholic church at Holyoke. Mass. 1905 Lewis and Clark centennial exposition opened at Portland, Ore. 1911 The Tobaco trust lost Its case in the United States supreme court. 1914 A. B, C powers agreed upon a plan for the retirement of Huerta as provisional president of Mexico. THE ANNIVERSARY IN THE EUROPEAN WAR 1915 capture Urumiah, American Ambassador William G. Sharpe publicly honored In ceremony at the University of Paris, to express gratitude of France for great aid ren dered by Americans during the war. 1916--Serbian army landed ut Sa lonika. Bulgarians continue advance toward Kavala, Greece, with sanction of Constantine; uprising of Venizelists in several points of the country re ported. PEACE AT ANY PRICE. Willie— Ma, may I have Tommy Wil son ^over to our house to play, Satur Mother No, you make altogether too much noise. You'd better go over to his bouse and play« Boston Transcript. THF POST FOR THE NEWS CURRENT ATTRACTIONS AT BUTTE THEATERS BROADWAY Pantages vaudeville: Today and tomorrow, Dorothy Vaughn, and five other acts. EMPRESS Hippodrome vaudeville: Patri cola and Myers, and five other acts. ANSONIA Vaudeville and moving pictures: Today, George Walsh in "Ths Book Agent"; Wednesday, Sarah Bernhardt in "Mothers of France." AMERICAN Moving pictures: Today and to morrow, "The Man Who Made Good." ORPHEUM Moving pictures: Today and to morrow. Crane Wilbur in "The Painted Lie." PEOPLES Moving pictures: Today, Edith Storoy in "Aladdin From Broad way"; tomorrow, Mae Murray in "The Primrose King." RIALTO Moving pictures: "Jean the Woman," with Geraldine Farrar. LIBERTY Moving pictures: William Court enay in "The Recoil." ODD EVENTS IN TODAY'S NEWS FISHING FOR A CAT. Los Angeles. Cal. — Many ardent sportsmen visit San Pedro for the purpose of chartering launches for deep sea fishing and others wish to fish off the Government breakwater, but it remained for Patrolman T. J. Dunn to invent a new method of l'ish- j ing. He went fishing for a eat and re ported that he was successful. He used a regulation cane pole and regu lation line, but instead of a hook he used a snare. All came about when citizens living near F and J»agoon streets, Wilmington, reported that a cat which had climbed a telephone j pole for some 30 feet to escape from I a dog was unable to get down. The ! animal had been there for three days and two nights when the police were notified. Patrolman Dunn secured a ladder from the fire department. The ladder would not reach to the top of the pole and Dunn Improvised a snare with line attached to the fishing pole and thus effected the rescue. HOME IN STATE OF WAR. New York.—A policeman found a man leaning weakly against a lamp post the other night. He was carry ing a lopsided load of alcohol. Fearing he would overflow and freeze, the cop gave him a gentle nudge with his night stick. "Get out of here and go home," he ordered. "I can't," wept the man with a strong Teutonic flavor. "I wish I was dead. I came from Bavaria, my wife she is French, and her mother, who lives by us, is Swiss. My oldest girl got married to an Italian, and my oth er one to a Dane, and now since this country looks like it goes to war, my three sons say they are Americans. What do I want to go home for—to get killed?" The cop nibbed across his face. "Well," he said, tions, but you got thoughtful finger "It's agin regula te go somewhere." and he eased him gently into the back entrance of a saloon and put him In a chair. The woe-begone Teuton wept loudly as the policeman went away. CHINS OR SHINS. Columbus. Ind.—There 1h much dis cussion here over a simple question, and some of those interested are in favor of referring the matter to the Ity council. If this is done either the public welfare committee or the safety first committee will he nsked to act. The question is. which is more bus •eptible to cold—chins or shins? Columbus young women are abreast of the fashion, it is pointed out. They are wearing coats now that have very high collars. Many of them are seen in the streets with coat collars that muffle their faces to the tips of their loses. There is no of their •hins becoming the least bit chilly. But the same girls, it has been noticed a few, are wearing skirts that lack from four to six inches of being on speaking terms with the tops ofsomo hat high shoes. If the fashion was the other way around, it is argued, there would be no thought of chin pro tection and perhaps more attention given to— er— ah—that is—well, any how, the question is up for discussion and there Is an earnest desire that somebody settle it. LUKE M'LUKE SAYS Copyright, 1916, Cincinnati Enquirer ome men seem to imagine that they were born with hands and feet so the pply of knockers and kickers would iver give out. A man's idea of a good place to cast his lot is with a woman who has enough coin to build a house on it. Don't try to kid the Weather Man. He can always refer you to the boobs who kidded Noah. How some people do love to tell the truth when they know it is going to hurt some one. Don't give up just because you hap ITTLE IVER PILLS m Your liver Is the Best Beauty Doctor A dull, yellow. lifeless •kin, or pimples and eruptions, are twin brothers to constipation. Bile, nature's own laxa tive, is getting into your blood instead of passing out of your system as it should. TU» I, the traatmamt, In ,uc «ufal an for SO jraayai—on» pill dolly (more only whan Stnu/na Sears Signatur» Coloria» fee oftan show the i bimc , of Iron in tho blood. Carter's Iron Pills will halp tM. «andSl in ' TT ! "--"- * ............. . ...... SHOPTOMORRn The Lander Store W!U Remain Closed Till Day Wedn Memorial Day Solid. Oak China Closet, Sale Price Only .............. tW Height 58 inches, width 33 inches, deep shelve ends, with a large glass door; made of solid ïi k,M l oak, in the fumed finish. Sale price is only.. Ü9 C Quarter-Sawed Oak China A * Closet on Sale for Only ......... $33 I Fumed finish, quarter sawed oak, with five | ar .„ el " 0, A t0 P she > f ; he i8ht 60 inches; L?.< width 36 inches. A great bargain at sale price! TWO HUNDRED POUNDS OF ICE FREE With any refrigerator in store. Prices as low as. $11 $n. a 5 'Solid Oak Library Table Like the Illustration, & it nr Sale Price Only.. Top of library table measures 44x26 inches; lower shelf is 34x8 inches; is made of solid oak in the fumed finish, with four massive square shaped legs. Upper drawer as shown A P in the picture......... ipALTt) AEROLUX PORCH SHADES IN ALL SIZES FROM 5 TO 8 FEET, WITH 7y 2 TO 10-FOOT DROP Quartered Oak Library Table Like the » g pg o sr Illustration ____03 Fitted with French style legs and fancy lower shelf; made of quartered oak, in the golden finish, with piano polish; top 36x24 inches, and lower shelf 32x10 inches. A QJT Sale price.......... v1t»Ou Genuine Pullman Revolving Seat Bed Davenports Sold Only at Landers $14.85 We Do Not Merely Advertise "Easy Terms" We Advertise Just How Easy the Terms Are O down, $3.00 month, buys $25 worth of goods. <£7 Kfkdown, $7.50 per Sr • • LA month, buys $75 worth of goods. ÄT down, $5.00 month, $50 worth of goods. Jjt/f) f)f) down > * 10 H SP M l/s mont hbup \ $100 worth of goods. pen to make a mistake. The history } of progress is an immense volume of j J mistakes. < When the Stork is hovering in the J neighborhood a man hangs around j the house for four days, he is so j afraid he won't he there when his j First Born arrives. But when the I fourth baby comes along they have to telephone all over town to locate him so they can tell him the Borne men seem to imagine they are fooling the Lord when they diop a quarter into the collection plate in such a way that it makes a noise like a $5 gold piece. GiTd^ews! ! nagine that After you have been over the jumps », «ÏÂTd:: ,"jr ford you the most happiness. A married couple can »tart a fuss , any lï'è' î r ve " ° vcr t , he ; question as to which has the sweeter! disposition The Honeymoon hits the mat with a ! dull thud when she begins to realize ! that He is nothing but a Mere Male like her own brother. 1 brother. smart man never judges another man's income by the way the other man's wife dresses. After watching some of those who attempt it, we have often wondered whether horseback riding is exercise or punishment. When the jury brings in a verdict against him a man gets the idea that the Scales of Justice are fishy. man seldom thinks of practicing economy until he finds that he has neither money nor credit. Our Daily Special. Concealing The Fart Thai They Are Poor Is XVhat Keeps Men Poor. Names is Names. Iva Beveridge lives at Alderson. W. INSULTED THE FLAG. Terre Haute. Ind.—A conductor on South Third strept car pulled the bell and stopped his car the other day for the purpose of ejecting two pas sengers who hnd spoken disrespect fully of the American flag. One of them commented on the dis play of the flag on a house just passed and said he didn't see why it made any dilTerence to display it. as it was only an old rag with red and white stripes sewed on it and no better than any other flag." The other agreed with him in the sentiment. Then the conductor pulled the bell and told them they would have to get off, as no one could ride with hint who spoke disrespectfully of the American flag. An old «tidier who atood on the back platform at } j J < J j j j * I RIPPLING RHYMES By Walt Mason. POSSIBILITIES It may be we won't use the gun to shoot the sawdust from»! ! It may be that there will be peace, that all the rioting will ceistlj we get ourselves in shape to festoon Germain with crepe, h* uncounted people hope, though unsupported i the ^°P e *7|j cates a long, long war ere Kaiser Bill's accounted for. An we may not seek the field, all loaded down with sword an jhave a mighty task to do—to send the allies things to cite» _ i'r* •• « — «* -be... ror ham „nd ,.m£**4 Tis ours to load our ships with grain, and send them o 1 «main; and every time we send a boat, we get another oc ■ ; So let us get back to the land and raise string beans to beiUM . , & . . .... . . r 0 n f rn m Kaiser B»«- 1 And every time we raise a hill, we take a fall 'torn iv -J ! towns are full of idle gents who cannot fight worth t* .. ! who shakc Bnd sweat at war ' s alarms—they should be draw , tu i * u -j — „ 0 foe must do hlS bit *t®fl 1 farms. The loafer who sidesteps the toe must uo j or hoe. the time offered his services in put ting the men off, hut they made no resistance to obeying the conductor's order. Fred C. Birks has returned to Phil ipsburg after a visit of several days in the city sip certainly heal ecze What relief I turn of Retinol Ointoe« B stops a!! itching and makes your tortured 5 and comfortable*! , try the easy ecrema or similar » , Doctors have « regularly for over Retool Ot"»™«- *££.,< Sqm,, clear»«»jAgl» household re>n ! d T.!^ 1 n ciufioP' * u - SoUbjfW good listen» •Did tonne Spender 1W" all when v bill he owe 'Oh, yes 'Humph! Thats pat." Halt' »re Amen»*. spoke to b" X us?" he paid dost all I**!