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WEATHER FORECAST
HUTTB—TonlRht: Unsettled. rain.
Tomorrow: Colder, partly cloudy.
OL. 5, NO. 132.
Œïje glitte ©atlp $oöt
_BUTTE. MONTANA. SATURDAY. JUNE 2. 1917___
WEATHER FORECAST
MONTANA — Unsettled weather this
afternoon and tonight east of divide; Sun
day partly cloudy, _
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
HIKES WILL
■H LIBERTE
LOIN CIKlti.
Clergymen to Urge Pur
hase of Bonds From
Pulpits.
OP CARROLL SENDS
LET TER TO CA THOLICS
ess and Professional Men
g Mobilized for Activi
ties of Week.
Liberty Loan Week cam
will be formally launched In
tomorrow with a discussion
loan, Its patriotic and in
nt features from the pulpits
ore of churches. Ministers
ry denomination will urge
pation in the loan upon
parishioners and many have
'lie loan the themes of their
.Us.
mg the Protestant clergymen
ve announced the subjects of
I dealing with features of the
Rev. W. H. Pascoe of Unity
Church, who will make quotation
osldent Wilson. "America
e has opportunity to show
l rld that she was born to serve
the theme of his discourse
[evening; Rev. Lawrence A. Wil
the People's church, who will
n "Money and Manhood"; Rev.
A. Cook of the First Baptist
whose theme will be "True
ism and Christian Loyalty" at
nlng service; Rev. Emmet B.
the Bethel Baptist church, who
cuss "Paying the Price" at the
service, and Rev. George D.
whose theme Is "What Is Pa
?" for the evening service.
Catholio Churches.
Catholic churches of the di
States, in conformity wttb an
Cardinal Gibbon», a letter
*y Bishop John P. Carroll will
at all the masses «shorting
ollcs to subscribe generously to
"rty loan bonds, pointing ost
of every cttlzen to subfecribe
ng to his means; urging all
volunteer and register and
many arguments why Catholics
do more for America than any
class of religious persuasion,
more, orders are given that In
of the Blessed Virgin from
n the Invocation, "Queen of
' pray for us," he added to the
(< ontlnue«* on Pace Three.)
He leu via common with other
churchss throughout? itwj
IDES STILL ARE
m m huit losses
ty-three Persons Killed
200 Injured in Four
States Last Night.
»» City, June 1.—Twenty-three
the probable Injury of more
0o persons and property damage
t«d at more than a million dol
a« done in four states—Okla
Arkansas. Kansas and Missouri
series of tornadoes late yester
last night, aocording to In
to reports recelvsd today. At
Okla., 11 persons wers killed
yvllle, Kan., suffered probably
vlest financial losses, estimated
than $&•<),000, though no
were reported.
Drake, Okla., five persons, all
of one family, wers killed,
vas killed at Montana,
two at McCune, Kan.; thres at
Kun . and three at Bartlesville,
reports of losses from McCune
Montana, Kan., were denied.
Missouri points, mainly
Buffalo, In Dallas county, rs
uniy minor wind damage.
EETS SENT TO WOMAN
CONTAIN DEADLY POISON
Hattie Sells Brings Box
Chocolates to City Chem
,» Who Discovers Cowardly
empt Upon Woman's Life.
the third time In four years an
Pt was made yesterday morning
rder Mrs. Mattie Sells, a cook in
ome of Samuel Barker. 846 West
«treet. by poisoning. Candy,
ted with strychnine, was ona
hy the city chemist and turned
to Chief of Police J. J. Murphy.
la 1« the third attempt made to
o." said Mrs. Bells. "In the Call
l 3 / 1 WA# cooking tor Mrs.
Metier, in Lewlstown. I received
of candy. I became suspicious
threw the candy in the stove,
year I got some fruitcake from a
nous source. I still hate the
ak ° In my trunk and I will bring
It
to
in
•r
SOLDIERS DEE)
ILL lUTHORin
'hy Rampant in Russian
r ■'ital—Armed Sol
\ diers Parade.
DUKE NICHOLAS, ONCE
AR MY IDOL, AR RESTED
Paraders in Petrograd Shout
"Down With Authority
and Capitalists."
London, Juno 2.—The arrest of
Grand Duka Niohofat, former oom
mander- in-chief of the Ruaalan arm lee,
In consequence of royalist riots at Tif
lis, is reported In an Exohange Tele
graph dispatch quoting advices from
Petrograd.
London June 2.— A Petrograd dis
patoh to Reuter's says that a few
score anarohists, aocompanied by some
soldiers and sailors, marched through
the Nevsky and other thoroughfare«
at mid-day on Friday, carrying black
banners Inscribed: "Down With Au
thority," "Down With Capitalists,"
"Long Live the Social Revolution and
the Commune." They were armed with
rifles, revolvers, daggers and grenades.
Tho paraders stopped outside the
Karan cathedral and harangued the
crowd of spectators. One sailor pro
claimed that they were only dangerous
to capitalists and not to the poor. Sub
sequently agitators went from one as
semblage to another along the Nevsky
Inciting them to rob banks and declar
ing that the social revolution would be
proclaimed on the occasion of the ap
proaching municipal elections.
TO STRAIGHTEN OUT
KRONSTADT TROUBLE
Petrograd (via London), June 2.-—
A delegation from the Kronstadt coun
11 of Soldiers' and Workmen's defc
gat«« has arrived here and been re
ceived by a committee from the Petro
grad council. Although declaring them
~ ----"fit wiUj'thA^rognuA
of the' iftonqtAdf del-'
selves In agreement
body, the report
egotlon indicates that th y do not Tuliy,
comprehend the relations betweqiy th<
government and the Petfograd (totffipj
Delegates of the Petrograd rodnel
are going to Kronstadt Sunday to In
no
at
UNPRECEDENTED WORK
DF SUBMINE CRUFT
French Sub Torpedoed Enemy
U-Boat—Two Subs Col
lide Under Sea.
Roma, Friday, June 1 fvia Paris,
June 2).- The French submarine Circe
has torpedoed and sunk a large enemy
submarine as it was coming out from
Cattaro. Although attacked hy air
planes. the Circe returned under un
damaged to Its base.
IN COLLISION.
Amsterdam, June t.—A collision un
der water between a British subma
rine and a German U-boat Is reported
by the Rheinische Westfalische Zeitung
of Essen, which describes ths incident
as unprecedented. The paper states
that the collision took place "In the
channel," April 19, and declares that
a German U-boat while submerged
rammed a British submarine and that
the British boat then emerged, bring
ing up the German submarine lying
across the bow of the British vessel.
The German vessel slid off into the
water and both vessels started their
engines and, when separated by about
(0 yards, both dived. The commander
of the German U-boat did not see the
British submarine again.
The paper asserts that both subma
rines were anxious to fight, but that it
was Impossible under the circum
stances.
,
It down to the city chemist this after
noon.
"Yesterday morning I was preparing
lunch at Mrs. Barker's home when Mr.
Barker came in and brought me a
package that was addressed to 'ths
cook.' I opened It and saw the candy.
Mrs. Barker advised me not to eat It,
and suggested that I turn it over to
the chief of police right away. I did
to and learned yesterday afternoon
that the candy was loaded with
poison."
Mrs. Sells Is suing her husband for
divorce. She makes no charges, but
claims her husband is the only enemy
she knows. The police are looking for
him. §
If Mrs. Selle had eaten the candy
she would be in the morgue by this
time," said City Chemist Harris this
morning. "The strychnine was placed
in the chocolates by means of a pin
•r needle. The Job was cleverly done."
Gen. Cadorna's Italian Army Takes Another
Step in the Advance Against Austrian City
A PESTIFEROUS ÇRITTER
i
-From the Spokewman-Review.
TUESDAY TO BE HOLIDAY;
, EVERY OPPORTUNITY IS
FQR REGI STRATION
Business Will Be Suspended, Mines WMl'tte Down, Public Of
fices Closed and Schools Will Suspend While Butte Gives
Itself Up to the Business of Enrolling Eligibles for Select
Service Draft. All Married Men Not Exempt, Declares the
Provost Marshal General.
With business suspended, the mines down and the wheels of in
dustry stopped for the day, Butte will give every opportunity for
registration of eligibles for select service draft next Tuesday. Busi
ness men of the city at a meeting last night unanimously agreed to
close all places of business, the managements of the local mining com
panies have announced that Tuesday will be change day and save for
those whom it is imperative should labor all will have a holiday. Public
offices will be closed, and the schools will suspend for the day.
With the blowing of whistles and the ringing of church beUs,
registration day will be ushered in at 7 o'clock in the morning. From
then until 9 o'clock at night the 16 registration places of the city and
the 25 in the county will be veritable hives of industry, for between
8,000 and 10,000 men of eligible age are to be registered in the county.
All Told of Requirements. ---
All arrangements for registration
have been completed. City and county
officials together with the local news
papers have conducted an educational
campaign with reference to registra
tion which should leave none with
Ignorance of the law as an excuse for
delinquency. Posters detailing pro
visions of the law, printed in five
languages, have been conspicuously
posted for mors than a week, city
and county clerks have been giving
out Information concerning the re
quirements since enactment of thq law
and the city and county registration
boards through the newspapers have
discussed every feature of It. Inter
preters have been Instructed to ex
plain the law to their countrymen
and lodges, labor organizations and
the like have been co-operating In
an educational campaign.
Much stress Is laid upon the ad
monition that every male resident of
the country, save those already In
army or navy service, must register
on Tuesday, regardless of citizenship,
occupation or station in life.
Aa to Married Men.
Provost Marshal General Enoch H.
Crowder has officially denied the
ruiror which gained considerable cur
rency that It had been decided to dis
charge all married men from the se
lective draft. The story grew from
the remark of Secretary Baker of the
war department, that he hoped It
would be possible to exclude from the
daaft all married men whose depend
ents were "solely dependent." It was
found that a number of married man
not obly wers under ths Impression
chat marriage will prove an exemption
from draft, but that It obviated even
registration Itself. In order to oor
rect this misunderstanding General
Crowder has Issued the following
statement:
"The act establishing the selective
draft authorises the president to ex'
elude or discharge from the draft
those In e statue with respect to per
(Continued on Pegs Three.)
---
CANNOT GO TO JAIL
TO AVOID SERVICE
UNDER DRAFT LAW
Weahington, June 2 .—In an offi
cial announcement today Attorney
General Gregory directed attention
to the^irevision of the army draft
lew which provides that ne man
can ohooae imprisonment as a sub
stitute for registration, but will
suffer the first and be compelled
to do the latter if ha resists.
"It hat ceme to the netiee of the
department," said the attorney gen
eral, "that certain disloyal oltjxene
who are themselves beyond the con
scription ago are suggesting to the
young men of the country that it la
better to suffer imprisonment under
the terms of the conscription set
then to register with the likelihood
of being enlisted and compelled to
serve at the front.
"Attention la called to the fact
that under section five of this act
parti», oonvleted of the oherge of
evading registration are net only
puniehed for the crime committed
but are thereupon duly rugiutorud
with all tho liability far military
service resulting therefrom."
BUCKET INDIINS
OPPOSED TO DRIFT
The Post's Washington Bureau.
Washington, D. C, June 1.—Senator
Bray of Idaho was informed In h tel
egram from a commutes of three clt
Isens of Blaokfoot. Iht, today «hpt a
serious uprising of BadM Indians
against conscription la thsangsned i
It Is feared that Urn —— condition
to
lions.
713 AIRCRAFT
SHOT
IF
Of Craft Lost, 442 Were Ger
man, According to Brit
ish Report.
London, June 2.—The morning pa
pers figure that 718 airplanes were
shot down on the western front In
May, of which 442 were German and
271 British and French. The total
losses In April were estimated at 709.
The Dally Mall says that two Brit
ish airmen have been rescued by a
destroyer from their wrecked machine
to which they had been dinging to the
wreck for rive da'ys and five nights
with a piece of chocolate as their
only food.
ALLEGE FOUL PLOT TO
CRI PPLE FOOD SUPPLÏ
Official Says Hawaiian Cattle
Were Inoculated With
Anthrax.
Honolulu. T. H.. Juns 2.—Federal
authorities here were investigating to
day the theory of Dr. Victor Nor
gaard that an Inoculation plot with a
deliberate Intent to destroy the cattle
Industry of Hawaii and thus reduce
the food supply was the cause for the
recent outbreak of anthrax, which
resulted In the death of 28 cows in
two days.
Dr. Norgaard. territorial veterin
arian, presented his theorw In a re
port to the agricultural forestry board.
Dr. Donald Currie, head of the lep
rosy Investigation board and a noted
anthrax expert, said he had no other
theory to supplement Dr. Norgaard"»
statement, and asserted the outbreak
of the disease was undoubtedly the re
sult of a deliberate plot.
Information has been given the ter
ritorial federal authorities to the ef
fect that suspicious characters were
seen in the vicinity of the dairy in
which the outbreak occurred two days
before the Inoculation period. An
thrax Is infectious and resembles the
"hoof and mouth" disease, a wave of
which swepl the United States last
summer.
BUTTER AND EEC BOUND
STOPS 'WORE" TRIBE
Chicago, June 1.—Director, of the
Chicago butter and egg board. It wax
learned today, have prohibited farther
trading tn future,, giving as n reneon
their desire to help the government ns
patriotic ettisena.
TEUTONS SHÏ
WEST FRONT
OFFENSIVE IS
AT STftNBSTILL
Von Hindenburg So Informs
the Kaiser—British Raid
Belgian Coast.
TONS OF BOMBS ARE
HURLED ON ZEE BRUGGE
Germans Claim 12,700 Prison
ers as Result of Fighting
During May.
THE WAR SUMMARY.
General Cadorna has set his effec
tive military machine In motion again,
his report today showing a renewal
of the Italian thrust in the direction
Triest. The new advance was
scored on a two and a half mile front
south of Castagnavizza, along which
the Italians pushed something like a
quarter of a mile nearer their goal.
The Germans announce today the
capture of French positions northeast
of Solssons. In reporting this engage
ment last night the Paris war office
declared the Gormans were expelled
from all but a few elements of ad
vanced trenches in which they had
gained a foothold.
British bombs were again dropped
by the ton last night upon German
buses along the Belgian coast. This
was the sçoond' successive night in
which extensive bombing operations
were carried out by aircraft against
Ostend and Bruges and also Zeebrugge,
one of the chief German submarine
bases.
The taking of more than 12,700 pris
oners on the Franco-Belgian front
during May. together with three guns,
211 machine guns and other war ma
terial. is claimed In the Oermnn offi
cial statement.
It
$
HINDENBURG DECLARES
BIG ALLIED OFFENSIVE
HAS COME TO AN END
Berlin, June 2 (via Tendon).—The
French and British offensive on the
western front has come to a definite
conclusion, according to a report from
Field Marshal Hindenburg to Kmperor
William. Official announcement is
made that the emperor has sent the
(Continued on Pag« Fourteen.)
INTENSIVE TRAINING
FDR HESEBVE OFFICERS
From Presidio Camp 800 Men
Will Be Selected for Spe
cial Instruction.
San Francisco, June 2.—Bight hun
dred men now In training at the of
ficers' training camp here will be sent
away within a month for Intensive
training In special branches at other
posts, it was announced here today at
army headquarters.
Two hundred men will go to Fort
Winfield Scott. San Francisco, for
training as coast artillery officers. 160
will go to Vancouver Barracks, Wash.,
for training as engineer officers and
460 to Douglas. Arts., for training as
Held artillery officers.
The selection of the men has not
been completed.
MAN CONDEMNED BY JURY TO
DEATH WILL HANG JULY 23
Sherman A. Powell, Colored,
Slayer of J. H. Montgomery,
Appears Cool When Sentence
is Imposed and Tells Judge
He Has Nothing to Say.
Sherman A. Powell, the colored man
who shot and killed J. H. Montgomery
and who was found guilty of murder
In the first degree and sentenced by
(he Jury to suffer the death penalty,
is to be executed In the jail yard on
July 23. Powell appeared before Judge
John V. Dwyer this morning to have
the formal sentence of death Imposed.
He eeeraed to be perfectly cool and In
reply to the question propounded by
the Judge he answered that. he hall
nothing to say why sentence should
not be Imposed. Attorney James
O'Flynn, who with Attorney B. F
O'Flynn represented Powell at the
trial, called the attention of the court
to the fact that It .wan intended to
ask for a new trial and that inasmuch
aa the man wag without money It w
proposed te ask the conrt to eHow
SENATE ADDS TO
EXECUTIVE POWER
IN ITS FOOD BILL
President Authorized to Pro
hibit All Speculation in
Food Futures.
MEASURE NOW GOES TO
THE JOINT CONF ERENCE
It Carries Big Appropriation
for the Investigation of
Food Resources.
Washington, June 2.—Tho ad
ministration food bill today was
adopted by the senate by an ayo
and nay vote. The bill appropriates
$ 11 , 110,000 for an immediate in
vestigation of the food resources
of the country and for other
measures to stimulate agriculture
and facilitate the distribution of
farm products. A similar measure
has been passed by the house, ap
propriating $14,770,000 for the
purpose. The bill will now be sent
to conference.
By a vote of 37 to 17 the senate in
cluded In the food bill an amendment
by Senator Nelson of Minnesota, em
powering the president tojjrohibit
speculation of futures which unduly
enhances prices of wheat and other
food cereals. If tho warning Is not ob
served the president could close an
exchange during tho war
CHICAGOANS INDICTED
FOR MONOPOLY IN EGGS
Men Who Plotted Revolt in
India Also Held for Crim
inal Trial.
Chicago, 111., June 2.—Indictments
against 20 Individuals and firms charg
(Continued on Page Ten.)
CONFERENCE AGREES ON
THE WAR BUDGET BILL
Washington. June B. -The three bil
lion dollar war budget, including pro
vision for 175,000,000 for an American
merchant marine, was today completed
hy the senate and house conferees,
who reached an agreement on all ques
tions.
The shipping legislation was amend
ed so the government will direct and
he responsible for the acquisition of
the merchant vessels, but specifying
that the emergency fleet corporatlbn,
headed hy General Goethals, as well as
the government shipping board, must
he used In the work.
The appropriation of $10.000,000 to
he spent In the discretion of the secre
tary of war was stricken out. Today'«
action Is final and complete.
NATIONWIDE SEARCH
FOR KIDNAPED BABE
Springfield. Mo.. Juno t.—A .nation
wide search for Lloyd Koet. the 11
month -old hoy kidnaped from his par
ents' horns thrse days ago, began to
day. Pictures of the child have been
sent to nil parts of the country by his
father, J. II. Keet, & local banker.
Reports from Kansas City today
cleared a man who Is said to havs besn
sought for alleged oonneetton with ths
abduction. Me reported to the polio«
there and was cleared of susplolon.
His activities in regard to an abduc
tion IS years ago caused ths authort
tlee to look for him after the Kent
baby disappeared.
transcript of ths evidence without cost.
Dominick Martin, convicted of as
eault In tho flrat degree, at the request
of his attorney. Charles F. Juttner.
had the time for sentence postponed
for one week.
In the cane of I.ucllle Howard,
charged with violating the roadhouse
laws, time for plea was continued for
one week, after a demurrer which had
been filed by Attorney M. F. Canning
had been overruled.
Albert Weight. In an Information
filed by County Attorney Jackson,
was charged with burglary tn entering
a house at 11 South Crystal street. Ha
was without money and the court ap
pointed Attorney M. Kerr Beadle to
defend him. He win appear for plea
next Saturday.
Felix Garcia and Nsbrons Bel I do
were Jointly charged In an information
filed with robbery. In stealing a nay
check for fit. Neither of the mon
had any money with which to engage
an attorney and Urn court appointed
Attorney Harry K, Jones to look after
tko Interests of Garcia and At torn ay
I». J. McGrath to defend Bel Ida.

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