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VOL. 5. NO. 134. BUTTE MONTANA. JIUESDAY. JUNE 5. 1917 PRICE FIVE CENTS. !l il V iis moi; OOPS GALLED 0S9DDUETHEM Buildings in the Joliet rison Yard Are Set on Fi re. 111. June B.— Serious rioting f'onvicta at the »täte prison r<»Ue out this morning. Five ~ s were set on fire. Two com of national guardsmen were to assist in quelling the dis "e. Penitentiary is on the outskirts v. Three fire companies • responded to the alarm met op f® fro,n the convicts, who used and tools stolen from the im 1 house as weapons. There nie knives among them also. are about 1.200 convicts and is. The situation soon got be ntrol and Temporary Warden telegraphed to Governor Low the militia. Lax Discipline. * ,In * time there hale been re ° .'** <H»< Ipllne at the prison ■tuitions were the subject of a investigation by an executive ,harden Zimmer resigned ago, volunta rily, to accept Cunimuea on Fag« Twelve.) REGISTRATION PROGRESSES WITHOUT DISSENSION More Than 10,000,000 Men Obeying Government's Order to Sign Roll AMERICA TAKES HER FIRST GREAT STEP IN P REPARATIO N TO FIGHT Every Ma» of Specified Age, Regardless of Color, Nationality or Physical Condition, to Be Registered by Nightfall. It Is Estimated That of Those Who Registered 4,500,000 Are Married Men and 5,500,000 Are Single. Returns of the Greatest Military Enrollment Known in the World's History Will Not Be Completed for Several Days. America is stepping forward today to do her'part in making the world safe for de mocracy. In every city and town, in the most remote valley, hamlet and at the wild est mountain crossroads ten million sons of liberty are inscribing their names on the honor roll of the ages that the free govern ments for which their fathers died may not perish from the earth. White or black, married or single, sick or well, alien or native born-—e\ on enemy sub Jecta of the kaiser—all men between | the nges of 21 and 31 are expected to present themselves today between 7 a. rn. and 9 p. m. fur registration. It does not matter that a man for any reason is unfit for army duty; that will be established later. It does not matter that he may claim and be en titled to exemption from army service —that will be attended to in another way. It does not matter that he is not a citizen of the United States. !<i*ery man between those ages Is required to register today unless he already Is In the military service in some branch or other. The war department's registration primer readily shows this. It follows: WHO MUST REGISTER—All male persons (citizens or aliens), born be tween the 6th day of June, 1886. ,ind inciushmember«'o^any^dtfly j organized force, military or naval, sub ject to be called, ordered or drafted Into military or naval service of the United States, Including all officers and enlisted men of the regular army, regular army reserve, officers' reserve corps, enlisted men's reserve corps, na tional guard and national guard re serve recognized by the militia bu reau. the navy, the marine corps, coast guard, naval militia, naval reserve force, marine corps reserve and na tional naval volunteers recognized by the navy department. WHEN- Today, between 7 a. m. and 9 p. m. WHERE—In your home precinct. HOW—Go in person to the registra tion place of your home precinct; if sick send a competent friend; the clerk may deputize him to prepare your card. PENALTY FOR NOT REGISTER (ContinuTd or Pp*re Thr JOHN LENNON IS ONLY MAN TO REFUSE TO SIGN NAME Says He Prefers a Year in Prison Rather Than Give Up His Ideas Against Registra tion. Held for the Federal Officials. "If I were the only man in the United States to refuse to register. I would still refuse." declared John Lennon in the city Jail, where he is awaiting the arrival of federal officials. Lennon up until noon was the only man in Butte to refuse to give his name to a registrar. "I think I'll wait a little while." said Lennon to Registrar Emmet Grif fin. "You will have to register now be cause this is the only day that regis trations will be accepted," replied Mr. Griffin. "Well, I want to think it over any way," replied Lennon. "Then you refuse to register?" "I won't register." PEARCE-CONNOLLY CLUB OFFICER IS HELD FOR ANTI-DRAFT AGITATION j »"'Conscription circulars/as the ring James E. Treanor, Secretary of the Club, is Charged as Ring leader in Alleged Conspiracy to Interfere With Registration and Draft, Accort.ng to Confessions of Ed Keenan and John McDonnell, Given Out by U. S. District Attorney Wheeler. James E. Treanor, secretary of the Peace-Connolly club, a local Irish society which paraded on Easter day in violation of police edict, was named last night by Ed Keenan and John McDonnell, arrested Sunday night for distributing anti-conscription circulars, as the ring leader of the anti-conscription conspiracy in Butte, according to the United States district attorney's office. Treanor wjis arrested last night. Both Keenan and McDonnell made complete confessions of their part in the circulation of the anti-conscription propaganda according to District Attorney B. K. Wheeler, declaring that Treanor gave them the circulars to distribute and that they saw him pass out bundles of the circulars to eight or ten others at his room in the 600 block on North Main street last Sunday evening. Special agents of the government seized what purport to be minutes of the Pearce Connolly club, finding them in Treanor's room. These minutes make the mention of conscription, but they only record ac tion if the club up to one month ago. Minutes of the club for the past month were not found by the govern ment officers In Treanor's possession. Think They're the Goats. Both Keenan and McDonnell, v ho were taken into custody by city detec (Contlnuet* on Pago Three.) Later in Jail Lennon declared .he had fully made up his mind not to regis ter. y "This is supposed to be a free coun try and they can't send me to war against my wishes," he said. "I'm not a fighting man. Anyway I'm not a citizen of this country. I've only been In Butte for six months. I came here from Alaska. I haven't even taken out my first papers and I don't believe anyone can compel me to register." "It may mean a year In prison for you." it was suggested to Lennon. "I'll take the year in prison, then," he replied. Lennon was one of the men arrested the other night charged with distrib uting literature In which the men of Butte were urged not to register. Sev eral bundles of the letters were found In his room. "I didn't distribute a one." said Lennon. "How they got in my room. I don't know." Eleven n«»»n r ~giatered out of the city Jail at noon. BUTTE SHOULD REGISTER 6,551 ACCORDING TO U. S. ESTIMATES Th« Poat's Washington Bureau. Washington, June 5.—U^tss Butte produces 6,551 const'iptive soldiers today and Silver B«v county, outside of Butte, 2,121 more, the Washington authorities will be disappointed. The United States census bureau has furnishe» the war department and the Post with official estimates which show that Jefferson county is expected to register 842; Deer Lodge, 9«>; Beaverhead, 1,123; Madison, 1.050. The state of Montana is expected to furnish more than 73,000 men. It is expected that exemptions will release from 40 to 60 per cent of the men registered from actual draft. According to war depart ment plans the draft will be exercised as soon as the tabulation of registered names is completed. The men drafted will then present their claims for exemption to the local board. Those drafted will not be called to report before Sept. t. REGISTflr UW Reports Reaching Washington Indicate There is No Dis or der in Natio n. RESISTANCE CROPS OUT ONLY IN SPORADIC CASES Extent of Evasions of the Law Will Not Be Known for Several Days. Washington, Juno 5.—Registration proceeded generally without diaturb- I ances throughout the country and the few arrests reported were construed by officiale not as evidence of any ef fective organised resistance, but rather at sporadic affaira to be expected in er undertaking of such magnitude and importance. Weather generally waa fa r and incoming reporta indicated a healthy regiatration during the early hours and continuing at the day pasted on. The extent of evasion will not be kmwn until complete returns are as Pag« iUr««.j BUTTE GOES ABOUT HER SOLEMN WAR TAS K IN ORDER LY MANNER Registration in Some Precincts Is Much Heavier Than Anticipated and There Is a Shortage of Registry Cards. 10.264,896 MEN ARE TO BE REGISTERED TODAY, IS ESTIMATE Washington, June 5. —The pro vost marshal general's office esti mates the nun iber of men subject to register today at 10,264,896. They are scattered through the states as shown by the official table: Alabama ... .... 214,795 Arizona . . . Arkansas .... .... 158,473 California .... ---- 363 589 Colorado .... Connecticut .... 158.387 Florida ...... Georgia ...... Idaho ........ ---- 52 030 Illinois ....... Indiana ...... . ... 260,011 Iowa ......... Kansas ...... Kentucky .... Louisiana .... Maine ....... Maryland .... Massachusetts . ... 577,285 Michigan .... Minnesota . . . Mississippi ... MONTANA .. . . 73.454 Nebraska .... Nevada New Jersey . . .... 309,563 New Mexico New York . . North Carolina North Dakota .... 77,040 Ohio ......... Oklahoma Oregon ...... Pennsylvania South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee . . . Utah ........ Vermont ..... . . 36,826 Virginia ..... Washington . . Wisconsin . . . West Virginia Wyoming .... . 27,320 I AMERICAN LINER MONGOLIA AGAIN ATTACKED BY A SUB Big Vessel Escapes Torpedo,! Then Levels Her Guns at the; U-Boat, Which Escapes Un- 1 hit. Liner is Safe in British Port. London, June 5.—The American steamship Mongolia fired four shots on June 1 at a German submarine which discharged a torpedo at the liner. Neither the Mongolia nor the subma rine was damaged. The Mongolia was 250 milea from No Disturbances Are Reported and City Takes on Holiday Aspect in Connection With the Enrollment of Its Young Men—The Troops Brought Here Yesterday to Cope With Possible Emergency Are Not in Evidence. Butte went about registration of eli gibles for conscription in determined, or derly manner today. All day long lines of eligibles stood in the precinct registration places awaiting their turn. In some pre cincts registration was so much heavier than had been anticipated by city and county officials in charge of operation of this feature of conscription that registra tion cards s upplied in the morning were exhausted by noon. This is.explained by the fact that the alien population In these precincts was larger than of ficials had estimated. With saloons, business houses and public offices closed the city took on a holiday air. But there was nothing of frivolity, for it is serious business to which Butte settled down with in tent to co-operate whole-heartedly with the government in taking a war census. The fact that the mines were down for the day «explained in large measure the crowds on the streets. Drunkenness was conspicuous by its absence. Order was everywhere and there was no need for the blie-coated minions of the law at each registra tion place, save to keep the crowds of eligibles in line, that each might reg ister In his turn. Troops Not in Evidence. Seventy-five enlisted men of Com pany B, Second Montana regiment of the national guard, under command of Lieutenant Burke, arrived Inst night and were quartered all day at barracks near the High Ore mine. The troops were not in evidence down town dur ing the day and it was explained that they were merely held to meet any emergency with which local authorities might not be able to cope. At police headquarters and the sher iff's office every preparation was made to nip in the bud any disturbance which might occur. Automobiles were kept in readiness to carry police re serves to any place from which a call might come at a moment's notice. Sheriff O'Rourke's force of deputies also was in readiness to quell dis order. Registrars Kept Busy. From the moment registration day was ushered In this morning with the blowing of whistles at 7 o'clock until a late hour this afternoon registrars in every precinct were kept busy en rolling eligibles. After each registre - ■ton card was filled out the applicant j j ! j j I ntinned on Page To WEITHER FORECAST MONTANA—Generally fair tonight and Wednesday: not much change in tem perature. BUTTE—Tonight: Fair. Tomorrow: Fair. the British coaat when the submarine appeared and fired a torpedo. By skillful maneuvering the steamer es caped the torpedo and opened on the submarine with her guns. Four shots were fired. The submarine fled, al though unhit. The Mongolia pro ceeded on her voyage and has arrived at a British port. It was the Mongolia which fired the first gun for America In the war and sank a German submarine In April After leaving on the voyage Just v >m pleted, the liner put back to port on account of an accident to a gun in which two nurses were killed. ALLIES ABOUT TO PUT FORTH THEIR GREATEST EFFORT Next Blow at the Germans to Be Struck Along Bel gian Border. ALREADY THE GRUELING ARTILLERY FIRE IS ON Preparations Made to Launch Assault on a Thirty Mile Front. THE WAR SUMMARY All the familiar signs which herald a great offensive are re ported from the British front in France and everything points to the near approach of a resumption jof fighting on a great scale in the j western front. The thunder of the British guns increases day by day in volume, while trench raids and j other feintings for position niulti ! ply in number. j The most interesting tenture in the j meager oliieial reports is the repeated I announcement of a tremendous artil leiy duel In progress around the little Belgian village of Wytsclmete, about five miles south of Y pres. From this point as far south as the famous Vimy ridge, 30 miles away, the guns are roaring day and night, apparently In dicating that General Haig has chosen this wide sector for his nex't big blow. In this connection It is recalled that General Maurice, director general of military operations, predicted some weeks ago that the next British of fensive would be on a vaster scale than any which preceded it. CONTINUE AIR ATTACKS ON GERMAN BASES London, June 5.—The aerial attacks on German establishments in Belgium are being continued vigorously by the British. Further operations were re ported officially today as follows: "Naval a irplanes on Sunday night (Continued on Page Twelve.) DAYLIGHT RAID MADE ON ENGLAND BY AIRCRAFT The Admiralty Reports on the Enemy Craft Brought Down. London, June 5—Official annoui ment is made that an airplane ral now in progress over the Tha estuary. One German airplane is ported to have been brought d< Bombs were dropped over Fssex Kent. The statement follows: "An airplane raid Is now in prog over the estuary of the River Thai The enemy have dropped bombs i the adjoining district in Kssex Kent. No further details are ye: hand I'p to the present one hoi machine has been reported brot down." ATTEMPT MADE TO WRECK GENERAL WOOD'S TRAIN Birmingham. Ala.. June 5.—An tempt was made to wreck the which brought MaJ. Gen. I« Wood from Chattanooga to Birrr ham last night. Fassengers on train confirmed a report that a was tied across the track about miles south of Chattanooga.