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t t TTR_Tonight: Fair and warmer. Fair and cooler. WEATHER FORECAST MONTANA—Generally fair tonight and Tuesday; warmer tonight southeast and north central. Somewhat cooler Tuesday. VOL. 5. N O. 1 93. BUTTE MONTANA. MONDAY, AUGUST 13, 1917 PRICE FIVE CENTS. T BE NO GUT this run m "f TUX lilt hanged ,4 Will Bring '50.000 More Than Last Year to County. MISSIOIMERS POINT 0 INC REASED E XPENSE 01 Board Cut of 2 Mills May Be Only Reduction for Taxpayers. e tax levy of Silver Bow coun ccordmg to law, must be fixed the possession of the clerk , recorder not later than mid tonight. The board of lization, which has been in three days a week for sev weeks. finally adjourned at 4 ck this afternoon and there the board of county commis es will go into session to fix 'ax levy. other there will be a reduction In lis year la as yet a matter of The assessed valuation of rt> is S:'«», 000,000 more than it was iiis year, hut some of the issiuners feel that, notwithstand he him' Increase in the assessed tion. no reduction can be made tux.- owing to the extraor largc increase in the expenses county. Higher Expenses. pointed out that the widows tl ud act which was amended last session of the legislature s an expenditure for the next 12 lis of approximately $100,000 and iere Is an additional outlay as ed with last year for salaries, etion >'f a new pest house, an ilou to «he county hospital, the fit - up of the new jail and the large * in the expenses of the sheriff's for the past two months incident tourbe! conditions in Butte. School Levy Reduced. tax levy last year for purely purposes, not including schools, mills and should the hoard of commissioners decide to let the remain as in 11*16 the $20,000,000 n the assessed valuation will • the treasury approximately 0D more than last year. The I board levy, which was 14A4 mills iv has been reduced by the trus 12Vi mills this year, het argument which is being need against any reduction in the 4 y**ar is that any surplus h may lie realized from the in itt the amount of taxes col e ' in be used for the pay *f county Indebtedness. FOREST EIRE e Than 300 Men, Including oldieis. Fight Flames in Oregon Woods. Ure * A ug. IS.—Damage esti «1 by officials at $200,000 has been 8ht bv M forest fire burning in iletz basin near Black Rock, Polk u«*. according to messages , her «* today. More than 300 »eluding a number of soldiers, 'wting the flames, but have not succeeded in getting them under rks from a donkey engine H ,ru? in the dry woods started the at unk« All day yesterday the »urne, I , ll(1 today has destroyed ,J ' ■'* logging camp of the H,, ' '-'Hey Lumber company M '"ifning unchecked. Small ires were also reported Burn .... 'j 1 ' on Mill C reek and Teal K ' ho,h in Polk county. S 11 W. MEN PUT KIIJJS SHOES Hand Who Spurned Propaganda Severely Burned. „ V T ' '* 1 '. Aug. 13.—Jue Arada, ., n au<1 , ' "'Ployed in the Delta t : Stockton, is under treat - a hospital here today. His i ,.f l,ad,y burned from acid. 1 a pî? 8 lllat W. W. members ' in the shoes of ranch Mand refused to heed their ^ a He claims that the other î? ds sustained only slight authorities are investi MEN WHO FAILEO TO IPPEiO IRE CERTIFIED FOR SERVICE IN ARMY Chicago, Aug. 13. — Registered men here who have sought to evade military duty by ignoring orders to appear before the exemption boards or by remaining in hiding were placed today upon the list of those certified for service. 19 KILLED WHEN BRITISH VESSEL STRIKES A MINE Five U. S. Passengers Among Those Lost on the City of Athens. Washington, Aug. IS.—Five Ameri can passengers were lost when thu British steamer City of Athens struck a mine and went down near ('ape Town. South Africa, on Aug. It), •'«•cording to today's state department dispatches. Ten other passengers and four of the crew also were lost, the dispatches say. The fjlspatchcw say four of the Americans were missionaries and name Mr. and Mrs. Naygard. Miss Robinson and Caroline Thompson. The latter was of the Methodist mission hoard. A Mr. Pointer of that misston was saved. Nineteen other missionaries of an organization with headquarters at 156 Bridge Street, Brooklyn, N. Y., were saved. The fifth American who was lost was a Mr. Sumner, address not given. In addition of these five, an Eng lishman named Duckworth, and his American wife and six children, also lost their lives. Mrs. Duckworth's father lives in Denver, Colo. His name has not been ascertained. ONE OP VICTIMS WAS FORMERLY OF DENVER Denver. Aug. 13.-»-The Rev, Arthur Duckworth, who was killed in the sinking of the steamer City of Athens, spent a year in Denver, leaving lu9t month. He had been a missionary in India for 1$ years and was taking a acation. He was a member of the .Congregational church. MUST BE COT Joy Riders Must Ride Less. Nation Should Have Million Gallons a Day. Washington, Aug. 13. — Warning of the possibility of drastic action by the federal government to stop excessive use of automobiles for pleasure during the war in order that the gasoline needs of the Cnited States and its al lies may be met is given in a state ment Issued by Director Van H. Man ning of the bureau of mines today, in which he asks the co-op%ration automobile owners in stopping the practice. Enough gasoline to care for the re quirements of America and perhaps that of its allies will be saved, in the opinion of Mr Manning, "if automobile owners of the country will stop un necessary and extravagant pleasure riding and if owners and dealers han dle this fuel in a careful and economi cal manner. "There must be no dilly dallying about this supply of gasoline, and there won't be,*' he said. How to Conserve. "It is estimated that the army navy will need for the year 330,000,000 gallons, and there are two ways of ob taining it. In the first place the joy rider whose pleasure is obtained by driving many miles at high speed can voluntarily glwe this up; the man takes his family on Sunday for a mile ride or more can cut this in half; every man who drives a machine daily can ask himself if part of his riding cannot be obviated. "If the people continue to (Continued Page Tl« DEPORT I. M. I». OFFICER FRO M NEIIDI C AMP Reno, Nev., Aus 13.—Fifty busi ness men of Lovelock went to Rochester Mining r;,m]> at midnight, seized C. W. McKinnon, brother-in law of W D. Haywood and an I \V. W organizer, took him to Lovelock and shipped him away to Ogden early today. Residents of Lovelock and Rochester are forming a citizens league. McKinnon 10 days ago was driven out of the Yerington copper district by citizens. avance him show his cards to***» ht: IMtl ftriafca *, MuOutchwa.] GERMAN Resource's A mm 7 BOTH CITY AND COUNTY EXEMPTION BOARDS MUST CALL UP SECOND BATCH Notices to Further Drafted Men Will Probably Be Sent Out Next Week. One Hundred and Seventy-six Men Summoned by the City Board on Saturday Failed to Put in an Appear ance. Exemption Claims Being Filed With County Board. To furnish a combined total of 1,153 men for the new national army the county and city exemption boards in Silver Bow county and the city of Butte will be called upon to issue a second call for men for examination. The county board figures that it will be able to raise about 270 men from the first 724 examined. The county quota is 361 men. The city examinations are running about the same as the county, which would give the city about 500 men from the first 1,500 examined. The city's quota is 792 men. Should the second call be needed ift the county, the notices will be sent out to the second list of men about the first of next week. City exemption board mem bers are unable to estimate, at the present time, when their second call might be made, if necessary. __ 1 Of 5oo men notified to report at the city hall last Saturday for examin ation, 324 actually appeared, leaving 176 who have failed to report. Of the 324 who reported, 247 passed the physical examinations and 77 were rejected. Of the 176 who failed to report, n large number have been certified to take the examination in other cities. The percentage of those in the county falling to pass the physical examinations was 26, In the city 23. As to Exemption Claims. Members of the city exemption board this morning gave out the word that men who have been pronounced j physically qualified for military serv- i ice may claim exemption on the day after they are examined. After each ( day's examinations the city board will j post a list of the men who have ( passed the physical tests. The city board members were busy this morning passing out exemption affidavit blanks to men examined and j (Continued on Page Three.) SAYS SALMON RUN IS IFAIIURETHIS YEAR Owner of One of the Largest Canneries Closes His Plant. Bellingham, Wash., Aug. 13.— E. B. Deming. president of one of the largest salmon canneries in the world, with .Vint« here and in Alaska, today said that the 19t7 sockeye run is a certain failure. Mr. Deming closed his big canning factory down today. The pack, he says, will not reach one fourth the 1913 pack. • ! ; J • ; EXEMPTION PROTESTS WELCOMED BY BOARD "Protests on the exemption of men examined by the local board will be gladly received by us and all such letters of protest will be treated as strictly confidential," said a member of one of the local exemption boards this morning. "Persons who wish to protest against the exemption of any man examined should be guided solely by facts known to them. We will look up each case separately. We are determined that no person be exempted who is withholding facts pertinent to his case." It is the first known case in the United Statas where an exemption board has announced its willingness to hear protests from persons who can giva evidence other than that offered in the proofs sumbitted by the applicant for examination. It gives patriotic people a chance to assure the oountry that no person known to them "gets by" on faked or exaggerated exemption proofs. jo 1 FARMERS IN PURCHASING SEED CRAIN Tbe Post's Washington Bureau. Washington, D. C\, Aug. 13.— Through the activities of Senator Myers and Congressman Evans of Montana and officials of department of agriculture, an appropriation of $1,000,000 probably will be inserted in one of the pending bille to enable farmers of northwestern states to pro cure seed for fall planting. NEW RULE FOR PURCHASE OF GOLD BULLION The Mints and Assay Offices Now Come Under New Regulations. Washington, Aug. 13.— Because of the extreme rise in the price of silver. Director of the Mint Baker has au thorized the mintH at New Orleans and ''arson City, Nev., und the assay offices at New York City, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Helena, Boise City, Ida., and I lead wood, S. I >.. to purchase gold bullion hereafter on a basis of fine ness, disregarding the previous regu lations under which bullion was pur chased on the basis of the value of its silver content. Bullion containing not less than one part of gold and not more than 800 parts base metuis, in a total of 1,000 parts, may be pun-based under the new regulation. Heretofore only bul lion containing at least ten times in gold the value of the silver content bus been purely The rise In price in silve r from 51 ce Us to 8 ,7 h cent« per oi nee since th war sta rted has resulted in the re Je •tioi of considerable q am tit y of CO ntaining gold because the value of the gold was not ten time s as great as the valu e of the silver j t its high market price. This situation will be corrected and the low grade gold bul lion will be pun-hased under the^ew regulations. The old regulations had been in effect more than 44 years. DIRECTOR OF COAL IS NAMED FOR ILLINOIS Chicago, Aug. 13.—A troublous set ting was provided today for Chief J tlce ( >. N. (Tarter when he assumed his duties as director of coal for Illinois, under appointment from Oov. Frank (). Lowden. It was reported that miners are now on strike at 20 different places In the state, causing a situation so acute that Immediate adjustment of prices such us was hoped for as the result of Jus tice Carter's appointment is at present impossible. WOULD ASCERTAIN FATE OF I U. S. GUN CREW Washington, Aug. 13.—The United States has called on the Swiss com mittee looking after the welfare of prisoners of war to ascertain the fate of the American gun crew captured by n German submarine from the steamer Campania. 30 PER CENT OF THE DRAFTED ARMY WILL BE CALLED SEPT. 5 Washington, Aug, 13. — Provost Marshal General Crowder an nounced today that 30 per cent of the men drafted for the national army would be called to the colors Sept. 5, beginning movement on that day; another 30 per cent on Sept. 15, a third 30 per cent on Sept. 30 and the remaining 10 per cent as soon thereafter as possible. JAPAN ARRIVES IN U. S. PART Tokio Officials Received With Great Ceremony at Pacific Coast City. A Pacific Port, Aug. 13.—A Jap:» mission to the \ 'niter! States an here today. It was headed by Viscount K ambassador extraordinary and p potent iary, and was received I state department staff, headed Hreckenridge Long, third assis cretary of state, and by city fi< ials. A troop of cavalry from a poln lilies I j distant was brought here to pate i i the ceremony. n the boat bearing the mission qua an tine regulatlo ns were so f; r as the momliei k of the i wore concerned. It« members Howe« Immediate entr\ party was met aboard ship 1» nlng delegations and brought The welcoi ashore in a government launch as signed to the use of tfie state depart ment. Thousands of troops lined the streets leading to the city hall, where a brief welcoming ceremony had been arranged. Important Mission. Great significance was attached by representatives of the state depart ment to the visit of the mission, and much enthusiasm was manifested at this port because of the distinction nf being selected hn the landing place of the visitors. The personnel of the mission was said to Indicate the extremely high natii.'e of its errand as seen by the Japanese government. Besides Vis count Ishii, it comprised Yh-e Admiral T. Takeshita, MaJ. Gen. S Sagan- . Mans»nan llanihara, consul general at a Pacific port; Matsu zu Nagai, secre tary of the foreign office; Commander M. Ando, Maj. K. Tanlkawa and Ta denao Imai. vice consul at Honolulu. Officials Present. Assisting Mr. Long in welcoming the visitors were Hansford H. Miller, con sul general at Seoul, Kdrea; James A. Irons, ('apt. C. C. Mors«*. IT. S. N.. and secretaries and aide Plans for reception and entertainment were given extrem«» CHre at Washing ton, and were placed in charge o Gavin McNah, an attorney sent from Washington. A four days' program confronted the visitors, but most of today was set apart for rest after the long voyage The first large formal event was t be a banquet • tendered by Japanese citizens tonight. A banquet on be half of the city, with a welcome from the governor of the state, will he given tomorrow night. Elaborate tours the surrounding country have been ranged and the mission will leave Washington thereafter. JOSE SALAZAR, NOTED MEXICAN CHIEF, KILLED Rebel Leader. Formerly With' Villa, is Shot by Guards at Ascension. Juarez, Mex., Aug. 13. — J«»se Ynez Salazar, a revolutionary leader and former chief of staff to Francisco Villa, was shot and killed at the Nogales ranch, a short distance from Am-enaion, Thursday. Americans arriving here today from Casas Grundes brought de tails of Salazar's death at the hands ot some guards who were organized to protect the Casas Grandes -A scansion district. The story told the Americans was that three of Salazar's men were mis taken for raiders by guards at the Nogales ranch and killed, and that when the leader went to see why his men were detained, a like fate befell him. His body was recovered and will he brought here for burial. Salazar's family is living here. WAR BOOTY TAKEN BY GERMAN ARMIES Amsterdam, Aug. 13.—According to the Taegliche Rundshau of Berlin, the booty captured by the Germans up to July 26 includes 12,156 cannon, 1,655. 000 rifles, 8,352 machinft guns, 2,298 a »planes, 186* balloons and three air ships. mu mi no EISSPORTS FOR IRE HEIMES England Will Not Permit Labor Representatives to Go to Stockholm. - FRANCE AND ITALY TAKE A STAND WITH BRITAIN Resigned Labor Cabinet Mem ber to Make Statement in Commons. London, Aug. 13.—Andrew Bonar Law, the government spokesman in the house of com mons, today told the members of the lower house this afternoon that the government had decided that permission to attend the so cialist conference at Stockholm would not be granted to British delegates. Mr. Bonar Law said: 'The law nt flees of the crown have advised t*' government that it is n ot legal • ny persons resident in his maies 1 dominions t » engage in i confereOÎ! with enemy subjects. Therefore, i..h mission to attend the St« ckholm . ^ ference will not be granted. * "The sam declaim has been made by the go\ ernment» of France and Italy, with vhi.ii Hi M njesty's «ov ernment has been in - on in unhatioh." To Make Statement. A statemc nt by A rthu Henderson. the labor le ider and min ster without portfolio in the BritiHh war council. who résigné i Saturday, mis expected to be made in parlia nen , and it wus assumed that Prend ?r 1 d*»yd George would replj immediately it was ra ported that Mr. Menders ni would de mund the p roduction of all commun hâtions bet ween the Brit al and Rus slan goverr ment s ith reference t« the Stock ho m confer enee with a view to showing that the prer nier placed s wrong Inter prêt a tion on the Russian telegram hr mention ed I i a letter t«t Mr. Mender on. The possible dissolu tion «»f parliament to ascertain the country's nee«ls by a general election is suggested by the Dully News, which supports Mr. Henderson and which says the government 's approaching a serious crisis. FRENCH CABINETEER IS IN DELICATE POSITION Paris, Aug 13.—The decision of the permanent administrative committee of the French socialist party that French socialist delegates shall g«> to the t**» ternational socialist conference at Stockholm, as announced yesterday, places Albert Thomas, minister of mu nitions and socialist leader, in a deli cate position similar to that of Arthur Henderson, British labor leader, who resigned as minister without p«»rtf«»lio on Saturday, there being a conflict be tween the decision of M. Thomas' party and the expressed Intentions of the government of which he Is a member. M. Thomas asserted it could not he said the socialists would go to Stock holm to promote peace based upon (Continued on I'ftge Three.» It Will Take Authority Over Elevators and Flour Sept. 1. Washington, Aflg. 13.—Creation of a grain control )H»ard within the food administration to supervise distribu tion of wheat and manufacture and sale ot fjpur will be announced within a few days. The board will be dele gated aurhorlty to carry out regula tions governing wheat and flour re cently announced by the food admin istration. President Wilson will issue a scries of executive orders giving the food administration powers conferred on the executive under the food control bill. The board will deal with wheat and flour and w111 direct the food dis tribution regulations after Sept. 1 as announced last night. Wheat and flour are to be taken first, it was announced today at the to«»d administration, because the wheat « rop is beginning to move, making that the most difficult problem to handle now. The movement of most other footstuffs is about the same month 1*1 month. Preparation of a form of license un der which grain elevators and flour mills will operate after Sept. 1 was !n;gun today. Although the price of $2 for wheat fixed b> congress does not become effective until next year, the adminis tration plans to exercise complete control over this year's härtest through powers conferred in the food and ex port control law.