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NO. 216. Œhe iButte Baflfo |3oöt. BUTTE MONTANA. SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 8. 1917 WEATHER FORECAST MONTANA— Partly cloudy and prob ably unsettled tonight ami Sunday, not much rtiaiuc« in temperature._ PRICE FIVE CENTS. IT MEN OF THE NATION«! ARMY DEPART FROM BUTTE ictinj* Scene as 18 Men of County's Draft Quota Leave for American Lake [EDS OF NATIVES FRIENDS WISH THEM (SPEED AT THE DEPOT [Shout Advice to the Recruits Giving 'hem Information As to Best Route to Berlin Sisters and Sweethearts, However, Pre le Heart-Wrenching Background for the d Scene—Young Greek Who Said He ft a Relative or Friend to Wish Him Fare •ound That All Butte Is His Chum. 118 men of Silver Bow county's draft quota and onscripts to entrain in Butte for Camp Lewis, Lake, Washington, left over the Northern Pa orning at 7:35 o'clock. Several hundred people t at the early hour with the relatives of the en to do honor to the first contingent of Butte * the national army. Tonight's demonstration ipts will be on a larger scale and will draw more but it cannot be more sincere than the leave lat was accorded the "boys" this morning. The nt presented a decided contrast of emotions, mber of the 18 that did not hang from the win ' e car and cheer as the train pulled out of the e crowd on the platform surged algpg the side ring train, shaking hands with the heroes of the nd shouting them advice on the best routes'to ut back of the more enthusiastic crowd of cheer stood the group of mothers, wives and sweet e pathetic spectators in any scene of military ac ngs were, like the final I mixture of tears and j lUrtky man, brother of one | 1l»ts. mounted a truck and [ eers for the boys, while | stood a bride of a week arms of her husband I rn mother putted the arm j îan-born son who was go- | the debt of his people to freedom. In the group of ! tood a young Greek boy, j and "an American now." ; emed to have no relatives him God-speed. Man His Friend. ii the only one without | smiled. ince!" shouted Dr. Potter > • exemption board. "Every ; te and Silver How county j rsonal friend now." And i I crowd got through shak ' man's hand he believed vords. I for Hutte and to hell with •shouted one of the con* Iht* boferded the train. And I roared Us approval of his Scanty courthouse at 6:30 SE TWO PILOT COUNTY YS TO AMERICAN LAKE fi THOMAS J. HAM MICHAEL J. MULLANEY •Kl"!! ***is moril » n 8 piloted the Silver Bow county draft quota . »k * ^ or Gamp Lewis, American Lake, Washington. Like the Shili*?' - l c raen wer * especially chosen because of their experi - ,n handling men. Both arc boys raised in the county and well known in both the city and county. FIRST DRIFTED MEN FROM SILVER DOW Following is the list of the 18 men who left Butte this morning at 7:35 for Camp Lewis, American Lake, Wash. They make up the first part of Silver Bow county's quota: Thomas J. Ham (in charge), Michael J. Mullaney (second in charge). James Loughlin, Arthur Wills, George Grubacich, larry Henshaw, E. C. Reiling. Peter Bru seti, Walter Fisher, Edwin Howard, John P. Carney, John Balkovetz, Jr., Patrick Bolton, Joe Podgorski, Edward Batten, Richard Knabel, Peter Vittoni, John Mclnnes. the 18 men were lined up for roll call. Every man had obeyed the injunction of the war department as to punctu I'age Five.) Tribute to the County s Officials of the Boys hy the Exemption Board "Every one of these 18 yovn^ men left Butte with a heart lighter than was my own. The thing that impressed mu most was the fact that I was a part of the machinery that took husbands from their wives and children. It will live in my mind forever. It is with a sobered heart that I come back to the work of preparing another quota oT drafted men." —Dr. Potter. SILVER BOW COl-pJTY'S ADVANCE GUARD IN AMERICA'S NEW NATIONAL ARMY BIM Him WES COUNCIL Action Helps to Clear the In dustrial Situation in This District. The Metal Trade« council of Butte last night adopted a resolution de claring all the mining companies of the district fair. This action was taken after reports had been received from a majority of the unions included in the council. These unions had re fused to sanction a strike against the mining companies now operating and in view of the position of the unions at Great Falls and Anaconda, in re spect to the strike, left no other course open. While the Metal Trades council was in session last evening. Electricians' Union No. 65, a member of the metal trades, also met with the intention of taking a strike vote. As a matter of fact, the vote was not taken. When the council adopted its resolution de claring the companies fair the electri cians followed suit. The vote hy the electricians was practically unani mous and the course taken was urged by some of the men who had been most radical in times past. Union men and the public in gen eral see much in last night's action to encourage the feeling that the way will soon be open for a resumption of work in Butte and Anaconda. The fact that the engineers had declined to vote, that the electricians did not vote, and that the blacksmiths, boiler makers and machinists failed to sup port the proposition to strike, indi cated that the metal trades were dis posed to let matters take their natural course. The Metal Mine Workers' union. Continued flRITAIN ADOPTS THE WILSON REPLY TO POPE Washington, Sept. 8.—Great Britain has advised the United States that President Wilson's reply to Pope Ben edict's peace proposals is in effect Great Britain's reply as was Indicated recently in a statement by I^ord Cecil. These lads who will bring honor to Silver Bow eounty departed early flfis mom mg for the or training ground, Camp Lewis, at American Lake, Washington. They left with a cheer for good old Butte. Hundreds of friends and relatives were down to sec them off. They are the first of the new army from this district, n- k m I n «/ h ü W . n "1 l 1 *? P * ture arc < Iefl right), top row: John I\ Carney, Itichard Knabel and John Mclnnes; second row, Harry Henshaw, Thomas J. Ham, Michael J. Mullaney and J. McGovern; third row, George M. Grubacich, Peter Vittoni, Joe I odgorski, Kdward Batten, Patrick Bolton and Peter Bruscti: bot tom row, hdward C. Boiling, James I.oughlin. John Balkovetz, Edwin E. Howard, waller Maher ana Arthur Wills. GREATEST DEMONSTRATION EVER SEEN HERE IS IN PROSPECT THIS EVENING All Butte Will Participate in the Farewell to the Forty Butte Boys, the First of This City's Contribution to the New Na tional Army. Men Will Gather at the Courthouse to March to the Station, Accompanied by Military Organizations, Pa triotic Societies and the Populace. Every patriotic American in Butte in the parade in honor of the drafted men,'' is the slogan adopted today by the men arranging the monster demonstration for tonight. A demonstration by all the people for the drafted men, rather than a parade of the drafted men for the people, is the aim tonight, and the arrangement committee expects that everybody in the city who does not march will be a spectator. Montana people have never seen anything in this state to compare with the demonstration planned for the 40 men of the city who leave tonight to accept training for the national army. A dozen patriotic organizations will be in the line of march. A squad of firemen, almost two full com panies of soldiers, city officials, two bands, thousands of civilians and hundreds of motor cars are to be in the parade. The line of march, from the court-! house to the depot, will 1 « a lane of American flags for a cheering throng of real Americans. Seldom have men 1 on their way to fight their country's battles been cheered as will the 40 men ' of Butte be cheered tonight. The "first fighting forty" w01 be in the center of j the parade, at the end of the military 1 division, and will be the center of in terest They will walk four abreast, j with their leaders acting as marching officers. They will be cheered at the I courthouse as they assemble, along the j line of march and finally at the depot i as they entrain. And as they mount 1 the special car that is to carry them I into Gamp Lewis two bands together will strike up the tune "Well Ne\er Haul the Old Flag Down." When Train Starts. There is one point in the arrange ments tonight that is expected to de velop the greatest outburst of patriotic enthusiasm ever known in this city, (continued on t*a S e *tn.) -" "These young men seem like brothers liow We have had the duty of choosing and sending them. You can't imagine the (Mill it made at our heartstrings when we sgw them bid goodbye to theft- mothers. We will follow every one of them and we will take pride in their successes as if they wt're uor own brothers."—Stephen Kelly. INSTRUCTIONS Th« following instractiono and requemtp wore given out today by tha men in charge of tonight's demonstration for Butte's drafted quota which leaves at 7:35 for Camp Lewis: Every man in Butts is wanted a, a marcher in the parade. Each person in the parade ie requested to carry a United States flag. Motorists are asked to have their care, decorated, at the mobilization point on Broadway, west of Mon tana at the appointed time, 6:15 Motorist, are asked to provide apace for women, relatives of the drafted men, who wish to qo to the depot. 9 # All citizens are urged to leave the men frao for tha last few min utes before entrainment that tha conscripts may bid farewell to their relatives. "I must say that my heart was filled with animated pride and satisfaction as I watched these young men cheer on depar ture. When the order came for 18 men to go to Camp Lewis the number applying was far in excess of the number needed. Indeed, they are as cheerful, polite and happy a set of young men as Silver Bow county could present."—Frank Reilly. IBSENTINE SENT HIS DISPATCHES Used the Swedish Legation to Transmit Report on Sail ing of Ships. Washington, Sept. 8.—How Sweden's legation in Argentina, acting ae a se cret means of communication between the German charge in Buenos Aires and the Berlin foreign office, trans mitted information of the sailing of _(Continued on Page Five.) MAN IN CHARGE" OF BÜTTE CONTINGENT AND HIS AIDE mm ... ? BAROLD W. CRARY These two young Butte JOHN R. EVANS hwn Lake, «S5Ä of 40 boy. g^n, to Amcr writer and By.», W.7T ftÄ * LX"** 0 ™' But '« personality and were especially picked by the rii board to pîîS men into Camp Lewis. p nrst *»»lPd MAY CLOSE MAIL TO PERSONS WHO ARE NOT LOYAL Government Soon May Take New Step to Wipe Out Sedition. I. W. W. OFFICERS MAY BE FIRST AFFECTED Distribution of Seditious and Pro-German Articles to Be Stopped. Washington. Sept. 8.—( losing the mails to disloyal citizens is un der consideration hy the post office department and the department of justice as another step in the gov ernment's campaign to wipe out disloyalty and sedition. The subject was discussed today l.y William H. I.sinur. solicitor of the postoffice department, and William Kitts, assistant attorney general, un der whose direction the nation-wide seizure of 1. w. W. papers was made last Wednesday. The two officials will held further conferences before a de cision finally is reached. Attorney lîeneral Gregory also has conferred with postoffice authorities on the con templated step Includes Correspondence. Should it be decided to close the mails to disloyal citizens and others suspected of disloyalty, the action would not be confined to passage of printed matter through the mails but would include correspondence of all sorts. Activity on other phases of the cam paign to suppress anti-war movements continued today unabMleO- Investiga tion of the mass of documents taken by government agents in raids upon F W. W. office« has resulted, it was •said, In many interesting disclosures for presentation to federal grand juries. Isaal postoffice officials have re ceived no official notification of the plan now under consideration by the postal department concerning the clos ing of mails to disloyal citizens. It is believed, however, that the new plan when once put into effect will militate first against publications (Continued < Page Five.) NOTED PROSECUTOR TO TAKE THE CASES AGAINST I. W. W. Washington, Sept. 8.—Frank C. Daily of Indianapolis, the govern ment's special election fraud pros ecutor who achieved a national rep. utation by sending the mayor and practically the whole city govern* ment of Terre Haute, Ind., to the penitentiary, has been chosen by the government to prosecute the I. W. W.