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<^\[/C^Your First Patriotic Duty; Buy a Liberty Bond**l. S. Vrooman, Ass't U. S. Sec, of Agri cultare-^^r
VLi)t Muttt Batlp Jfcröt VOL. 5, NO. 133. BUTTE MONTANA. MONDAY. JUNE 4. 1917 PRICE FIVE CENTS. n the world and buy Liberty If the American farmer these two things, he will have most effectively patriotic -se possible to the president's ons to service. LL DRAFT 0,000 TO 1,500,000 fions From This Number Leave a Force of 625,000. prowiyfr pYpi ftiMc V p IAN T n ç F N A TOR Q Y PLAN lU S ENATORS j ? l n-?:_P nCC ' e Men Will Report September 1. ington, June I.—Plans of department to draft from to 1,500,000 men of the 000 who it is expected will tomorrow for the new were disclosed today by t Marshal General Crowder senate military affairs com Kxemptions, he said, prob ould result in reducing the to 625,000 men for im service. the war department had orlg Iplanned to first select 500,000 jenem 1 Crowder told the, com the plans have been revised Is now proposed to require Te secure this number, ho proYiably will he necessary to t least 900,000 and possibly cause of expected exemp To Fill Vacancies. 'rai Crowder told the committee Jitional 125.000 would be needed vaeancies in the army of I to keep training camps In operation. When the orig for service of half a mll vere made, he said, the de nt had not planned to send forces abroad so soon. Cas from foreign service, he be si' kness, etc., make necessary (Continued . Tage Five.) HOW LIBERTY LOAN IS ALLOTTED cjpooqoo^ üsoodcjgo. Q hw«? 11 ' June Thc treasury department has made allotments of the among the various federal reserve districts on the basis of banking The allotment follows: .and Bank Location. Amount. .......................$300.000.000 York .. delphl* eland ... nond .. -U .... «*« .. Uui, .,. »«•polls City Francisco ......... »F the ninth federal reserve district of wmen Minneapolis f tv,!..'? 1 !. ' Montana's proportion of the loan Is »9,500,000. Butte's me state s burden is estimated at »1,000,000. 750.000. 000 175.000. 000 225.000. 000 100 . 000 . 000 75.000. 000 525.000. 000 100 . 000 . 000 100 . 000,000 125.000. 000 50.000. 000 175.000. 000 hich Minneapolis S OLDIERS TO REINFORCE PEACE OFFICERS TOMORROW K.ery Precaution Taken to Insure Order During Registration in Butte AGITATION OPPOSING THE GOVERNMENT'S ORDERS NOT TO BE TOLERATED IN CITY Several Men Under Arrest as Result of Dis tribution of Anti-Registratioa Pamphlets. By Request of United States District Attorney Wheeler and Upon Order of Mayor Maloney All Saloons in Butte Will Be Closed for the Day. Police and Sheriff's Officers Will Be Severe With Persons Defying Law or Causing Disorders. Troops to Act Only in Emergency. As a result of appearance of anti-conscription propa ganda in Butte last night, one company of infantry from the Second Montana regiment, National Guard of the United States, is en route to Butte from Helena this after noon to meet any emergency that may arise incident to registration of eligibles for select service draft tomorrow. The soldiers are being sent to Butte at request of United States District Attorney B. K. Wheeler, who today issued orders on behalf of the federal government to the sheriff, police and federal officers to arrest any person who incites, agitates or advises against registration. The district attorney also appealed to the patriotism of the sa } oon men 0 f Montana by requesting them to close their j places of business during the hours of registration, 7 a. m. to 9 p. m. tomorrow. Mayor Maloney announced this morning that every saloon in Butte would close at mid night and remain closed till 8 o'clock Wednesday morning. Butte will devote tomorrow entirely Butte will devote tomorrow entirely to registration of eligibles for con scription. The mines will be down, business houses closed and the schools and public offices will suspend. From 7 o'clock In the morning when the blowing of whistles and tolling of bells will usher in opening of registration precincts until 9 o'clock at night when city registrars will close their books and summarize the results for city and county clerks every effort will be made to get every eligible's name on a card. Police and sheriffs officers will maintain order, it being the intention to keep the troops sent Butte in quar ters awaiting emergency call. Major Sargent, battalion commander who is in charge of the military In this dis trict, declared at noon that "sufficient troops will be available for any emer gency." Federal agents are working in close harmony with the police and county authorities today to apprehend those responsible for circulation of anti conscription pamphlets in various sec tions of the city late last night and early this morning. Three suspects, Ed Keenan. John McDonnell and John A. SJoblom, are In custody of Special Agent K. W. Byrn of the United States department of justice and are held at the city Jail Incommunicado. The men have been permitted to see an attor ney, however. For Emergency. District Attorney Wheeler in making announcement of his request troops today made it plain that the for ROSS CAPITAL IS TERRORIZED BY II Kronstadt Sailors Threaten to Invade City—Oppose the Government. GREAT FIRE RAGES IN THE SHIPPING SECTION Sailors Demand That Former Emperor Be Handed Over to Them. Petrograd, June 3 (via London) — Sailors from the Kronstadt garrison, which recently declared its independ ence of the central government, ar rived in Petrograd early this morning with the announcement that warships at Kronstadt would come to Petrograd immediately and land men to make demonstrations. Later it waa reported that sailors had attacked Gutuyeff Island, port of Petrograd, but this proved untrue. However, the report was sufficiently alarming to provoke intense excite ment in the city and cause the dis patch to ths spot of a military force. Petrograd waited today for the threatened demonstrations by the Kronstadt warships and as the time passed with no such Incident the an nouncement of the sailors who reached here last night came to be regarded as merely boastful talk on the part of ex tremists. Want New Leaders. The Kronstadt sailor» who came to Petrograd said the demonstrations would be for the purpose of bringing (Continuer' Page Three.) AMERICAN BOAT IS Lfl OTEO BY M EXICANS Gunboat Crew Steals Clothing and Medicine From Ship on High Sea. Galveston, Tex.. June 4 —The Amer ican fishlnx schooner Arcaa waa boarded by the crew of a Mexican gunboat off the coaat of Mexico, on the high seaa. on May 31 and looted of clothing, fishing gear and medicine chest. This newa waa brought here thla morning by Capt 8. A. Mac Donald of the Areas, who arrived in port directly from the scene of the robbery. Butte Moved to Highest Patriotic Fervor By a Plea for the Nation DISTINGUISHED VISITORS WHO APPEAL TO BUTTE'S PATRIOTISM WMF? G REKTE I) BY GREAT THRONG AT THE RIALTO. ! Lawrence (.humbcrluiii (at left), a New York bond expert who has enlisted I in the government work of floating the gigantic war loan of two billion dollars, land Dr. Newell Dwight Hillis (at right), one of America's most noted ministers, spoke on "The Liberty Loan" in Butte today. Mr. Hillis enthused his audience with patriotic fervor in outlining the needs of the government for such a huge treasure. lie outlined the nation's duty to the entente nations of Europe in their struggle against the central powers. Mr. Chamberlain, in more technical fashion, outlined the methods for raising funds by bond issue and described the methods by which they may be secured by the general publie, and told of the investment adv antages accruing fr om investment in this class of security. GERMANS MAKING UTMOST SACRIFICES IN MEN TO HOLD THEIR POSITIONS Constant Counter Attacks, Resulting in Extreme of Slaughter, Are Made Against French Positions. British Forces, Too, Meet Germans in Dense Masses at Every Offensive Move. One Position Taken by the Teutons on Saturday Was Won Back by British Yesterday. THE WAR SUMMARY. That the Germans are prepared to go to almost any length in sacrifices of men to hold the situation on the western front in hand, seems apparent. Along the line held by the French the effort is taking the form of almost ceaseless counter attacks, both in the Aisne region and in the Champagne. Although suffering a sanguinary repulse on Sunday in repeated attacks on the Vauclerc plateau, they made a new thrust the last night further west, near Froidmont farm, along the Chemin-Des-Dames plateau. The Paris report shows this to have had some measure of success, the crown prince's troops forcing their way into some advanced French positions. The British on their front have not on front have not been so frequently counter atlackod. but whenever, recently, they have es sayed an advance they evidently have found dense masses of Germans op posing them. Today's British official statement does not mention any fur ther fighting in the vicinity of Lens and apparently General Haig has not pressed further the attempt to ad vance made there yesterday, which was checked by violent counter at tacks with heavy forces. Recapture Position. In an Independent operation further south, near Cherisy, the British last night recaptured the post taken from them by the Germans in an attack on Saturday night. The situation in Russia continues extremely uncertain. While better re torts have come from the army at the front, conditions ln Petrograd are becoming still more unsettled. CANADIAN TROOPS IN THICK OF FIGHT On the British Front in France, June I Continued on Page Five.) THE AMEAICIN MISSION ARRIVES IT RUSS PORT A Russian Port. 8unday, June I (via Tokio, June 4). The American com mission to Russia, headed by Ellhu Root, which arrived here safely this morning, left on a special train this afternoon bound for Petrograd after calling on the officials here. The Root party probably will reach the Rus sian capital June 11. The American railroad commission, headed by John F. Stevens, formerly chief engineer of the Panama Canal commission, completed the inspection of this Russian port and left for Pet rograd today. It to expected that the commission wlU arrive ln Petrograd June IT, FEU OUT GERMINV'S SPY LIS III U. S. Men Who Sent Information Via Mexico Apprehended in New York. New York, Juno 4.—With three men under arrest who are alleged to be only minor figures In a conspiracy to transmit Information of military value to Germany through regular mail channels, the federal authorities today Indicated further arrests which they said might result In disclosures of a German spy system. Apparently the government officers hoped they could uncover an explana tion of how Germany knew In advance of the approach of the American de stroyers to the British coast so that an Irish port could be mined. Two of the men, whose names were kept secret, are said to he American horn and the third a naturalized citi zen of Switzerland. Examination of a quantity of mall seized by federal agents Indicated transmission of In formation on steamships to Mexico and thence possibly by wireless to Germany. A fourth man described as the son of a German army captain was ar rested this afternoon. The police re fused to disclose his Identity prior to his arraignment. The police later made public the names of the three men arrested yes terday. They ara Harry Perlsal 'superintendent of a steamship com pany ; George Melcher, a Harlem sa (Continued on Page Five.) LIBERTY LOAN SPEECH OF OR. OILLIS ROUSES BOTTE PEOPLE Great Crowd Greets the Noted Divine and Lawrence Cham berlain at the Rialto. AMERICA'S DUTY IN THE WIR MADE PLAIN Fabulous Sums Needed if the United States is to Do Her Part. SELF-INTEREST AND PATRIOTISM INVOLVED Speakers Give Personal Rea sons Why Every Man Should Aid U.S. "Buy a Liberty bond! Help furnish the sinews of war!" This is the message Dr Newell Dwight Hillis, an orator of nation wide repute, and Lawrence Cham berlain. a financial expert, brought to Butte today and this afternoon at the Rialto theater they are arousing the patriotic fervor of Butte's citizens, in mass meeting assembled, with eloquently vivid word pictures of just what the Liberty loan means, both from a patriotic and investment stand point. r>r. Hillis and Mr. Chamberlain are giving momentum to Butte's movement for Liberty loan subscriptions totalling a million or more in a manner that bids fair to see the week's activities close next Saturday with a showing for Butte that will help place Mon tana's share of the bonds far above the allotment made by the ninth fed eral reserve district bank. Wholehearted Support. Butte bankers and business men are entering wholeheartedly Into the Lib erty loan movement today. In fact, every member of the Chamber of Com merce, under whose auspices Dr. Hillis and Mr. Chamberlain are speaking this afternoon, Is doing his part to make the most optimistic of expectations. Attorney J. Bruce Kremer Is presid ing at the Rialto theater meeting this afternoon and Introduced Dr. Hulls and Mr. Chamberlain. Even the In clement weather did not damper Butte's patriotic ardor, for a crowd which comfortably filled the theater __ (Continued on Page Eight.) A SUMMARY OF FACTS AND FIGURES OF LIBERTY LOAN <* f f .ct. th . ha. been given out b^Joh^H 'suk ™ An, * rlc *' 8 W8r operation* reserve bnnkt ' « ov,rnor Mlnneap.ll. federal , k ;ir u ?" ,horii * d * «»«r— t . P . r 'H.ri.ï.U buy^lhem Ul V THESE BONDS NOW BECAUSE: 1. These bonds are tha safest investment known. ;• 5® 80 »»I»« you serve yonr country, a' 5 ?' n<K T* Cy - nWl * - lt8 d °»ar. for defense, not tribnte ttorldJ™° f ' h * Wh ° U U "' t,d 8U '~' î' ïi* r,r *''*** •»vested will bring you »35 a year income • )ou '—Bn*- 1 — 7. Yon can bay them on the Installment plan. how to 8p * Bt "•»»••y •» America, tiona for the government Yon can'aubscrAm 'n 8ut |* orll * <l to t»ke subscrip only * par cent or your purclmaa and tht tohn. fcypaylng lo your bank Jun. *8. M per cent on j5IT^» .a °» W * ! 18 p * r •» Thto to opportunity"'?,^ ^ rrr Every dollar of the two billions of Liberty loan bonds will stay in the United States. Funds placed at tha disposal of the government through patriotic purchase of Lib erty bonds will be spent in this country, providing funds for wages and purchases of food supplies snd other things needed by the »f-my. NEW PLAN TO PLACE A TAX AGAINST THE NEWSPAPERS Senate Committee Would Take 2 Per Cent of Advertis ing Receipts. NOT FAVORABLE TO IN CREASING POSTAGE Tentative Agreement May Be come Final Form for This Phase of Tax Bill. W ashington, June 4.—After sev eral hours discussion of how news papers, magazines and other publi cations shall be taxed for war pur poses, the senate finance commit tee today adopted a resolution against increasing second-class postage rates and in favor of levying a direct flat 2 per cent tax upon advertising receipts. The decision was tentative but is ex pected to be final. °nly one member of the commute-» voted against the resolution. Chair man Simmons announced that the vote was merely to gain a concrete ex pression of committee sentiment anil to that extent was tentative and is open to reconsideration. Other sen ators, however, stated that with such an overwhelming vote it was believed that the two per cent advertising tax would be finally adopted. Revenue of 115.000,000 is estimated. In voting for the advertising tax, the committee considered but post poned a decision exempting news papers and other publications whose annual advertising receipts are leas than »2,000. WEATHER" FORECAST MONTANA—Partly cloudy tonight and Tuesday, probably unsettled south portion tonight. BUTTE—Cloudy* unsettled. _Tomorrow : Cloudy.