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Etjf JButtt Bail? Post
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
Business Office ......
Editorial Rooms
Business Office .....
Change of Address
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order, payai»!» t» Sa Botte Daily Pea
Company. _
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Audit Suvwmi of Circulation».
MONDAY, MAY 28, 1917
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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,
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.
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
Bulgarians continue advance toward
Kavala, Greece, with sanction of
Constantine; uprising of Venizelists in
several points of the country re
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.
Pantages vaudeville: Today and
tomorrow, Dorothy Vaughn, and
five other acts.
Hippodrome vaudeville: Patri
cola and Myers, and five other acts.
Vaudeville and moving pictures:
Today, George Walsh in "Ths
Book Agent"; Wednesday, Sarah
Bernhardt in "Mothers of France."
Moving pictures: Today and to
morrow, "The Man Who Made
Moving pictures: Today and to
morrow. Crane Wilbur in "The
Painted Lie."
Moving pictures: Today, Edith
Storoy in "Aladdin From Broad
way"; tomorrow, Mae Murray in
"The Primrose King."
Moving pictures: "Jean the
Woman," with Geraldine Farrar.
Moving pictures: William Court
enay in "The Recoil."
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
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
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.
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
"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
The woe-begone Teuton wept loudly
as the policeman went away.
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.
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
Your liver Is
the Best Beauty
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
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 ! "--"- * ............. . ......
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!
With any refrigerator
in store. Prices
as low as.
$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)
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
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!
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
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.
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 *
By Walt Mason.
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
Fred C. Birks has returned to Phil
ipsburg after a visit of several days
in the city
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**!

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