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ITTTP!-TonlKht: <J**n«rally fair. 'VOL 5, NO. 27.). Œbe 33 utte Batty $oôt. BUTTE MONTANA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14. 1917. WEATHER FORECAST PRICE FIVE CENTS AVERMENT ACTS TO AVERT THREATENED RAILWAY STRIKE federal Operation of Roads Will Follow Should the Threat Become Ominous KOTHERHOODS MAKE NEW DEMIDS; MEDIATION IS ALREau, "'t IN MOTIONI resident Writes to Chief Mediator ft Is In conceivable There Should Be Traffic Interruption During the War list Thing Executive Should Wish to Contem plate, He Says, Is Resort to Unusual Methods to Operate the Railways—Labor Chiefs to Meet at the White House Next Week They Hesitate to Commit Themselves to Arbitra tion Agreement. Washington, Nov. 14.—Aroused by the plans of the Itail ■ymen's Brotherhood to demand wage increases, Presi knt Wilson has set the machinery of the federal govern lent in motion to avert, if possible, the threat of a pa llysis of the country's transportation systems so vital to le war. At a conference with the heads of the "Big bur" brotherhoods at the white house on Nov. 22 Presi knt Wilson will appeal to the labor leaders to defer any p-iiggle until after the country has passed through the kriod where its transportation systems are so vital to the Induct of the war. With the announcement of this con rence it was disclosed that President Wilson, while en piaining every hope for a complete agreement, does not tend to permit the country transportation system to lie bd up by a strike at this critical time in the nation's his |ry even if it becomes necessary for the government to rate the roads. — jk it V,, disclosed today that .1 hi un I. <'hitmbors, head rtf lh*> |u Wrd of mediation and concilia - L. air« ady liUK been holding cr»n : with the head* of the- "Big k unitherhrtodH. The utatu* of the h> ■ ttiinuH HO far show« a dlslnclina L ,f I he brotherhood heads to corn s' ihemHolve» to a, plan of arbitral L the difference«, and the hope of le novel mnent negotiator» in for an kr»••»»»«■ i*t which will postpone any eruption of the tranHportatlon sys iiit. ntil after the war. IT!.- 1 1 ,llo a Ing letter from l»r<*Hl«V*r»L .linin' ' 1 reside attitude inward the President's Letter. Ijp.ir Judge ChuniberH rut i sind flu- broth* train to ifn nt that there shall be no in iptiun in the relations on either until ample opportunity shall bp.-n afforded the United Stales «1 of mediation and • oncillatlon to about if possible in amicable • mr-nt, and that in the event of a ►ilur<- to bring about su« h an agree my controversy that may have n will bo Hubmittod to arliitration t e- firdance with the provisions of ' Newlands law. ù Interference With Traffic. "I take it for granted that your ef | r,t< will succeed, because it is incon fraWe to me UuM I UriotU men ° u ' < i now for a moment contemplate '• interruption of transportation, in' ii in nr, absolutely necessary to the ^ty of the nation and to its success nrrns, ms well as to the whole In lsf rial life; but I wanted nevertheless . press my deep personal interest r ,h, ' matter and to wish you God ! »"<1 fin- last thing I should wish to con [I lilati' would bo the ] iifwiiiulity of "a obliged to take any unusual «■usures to operate the railways, andj havo s '> niueh confidence that the •n iou are dealing w r ith will appre lle ,,lp Patriotic motive* underlying "ir efforts that 1 shall look forward * '. h . issurj tn<:e to your success. 1 ordially and sincerely yours, WOODROW WILSON.** Big Demands. 'airman Chambers of the federal *' 1 of mediation and conciliation ; r n*-d today ^ r °tn Cleveland, where fCo t'nued on Page Heven.) P-M.C.A. CAMPAIGNERS WELCOMED EVERYWHERE fSSS JJan the Quota of $20,000 W'H Be Raised. Tom Davis bu est atjloonday Luncheon. With the been penerous reception w'hich accorded everywhere in the — VILLA FORCES DRIVEN AWAY Bullets Fall on American Side of Rio Grande During the Battle. hours of fighti Kspinosa «Vrd..-i This w.i of ficially announced at the military headquarters here. Presidio, Tex., Nov. 11 The fight ing at Ojinaga began at •> : 20 a. in. The* attack started from the south west and grew gradually with th*- ap proach of daylight nto a < instant fin* of rifle shots. No artillery, machine guns or hand bombs were used In the firs» attack. American patrols are guarding the ford opposite Ojinaga. It is reported bullets aie falling on the American Mid** of the Rio Grande. Firing on the Mexican side con tinued until daylight, about d o'clock. Then a mac hine gun from the Ojinaga garrison fired three volleys. Bullets con tin tied to fall on the American side of the ford nearest to Ojinaga. HEAVY DROP IN LIBERTY ; New yolk. Nov. 14.—Liberty bonds, J both issues, dropped to new low rec mils on the stock exchange today, m ; enlarged offerings. The 4s fell to "S 3 à and the 3^s. which were more active, touched 99.10. Selling of the bonds was attribute*! to th** greater necessities of holder resulting from losses in stocks and other securities. Th** Liberty 34» later Ml to 98.98, equivalent to a discount of 11.02 on i *100 bond _ m mit tees ] i fund of j ork in the j $20,000 for V. M. C A. a!Mn the mind of Cnmpaikn Mun"s'r| Ctarl« B H«.dnrson as to the suc- I cess of the .«a. dri.e whteh | F -I d n 'facC' n wüd Mr Henderson at the j ---- 1 HARSH CRITICISM BY LLOYD GEORGE STIRS THE BRITISH PRESS VI/HAT INEXT? ■* i«»« r » I tec § \ nix &1A ***** , Central Empires Openly Welcome Maximalist Coup in Petrograd in Hope of an Armistice GOVERNMENT TO BORROW NATtON'S SMALL SAVINGS FOR ITS WAR PURPOSES Two Billions to Be Raised in a Year Through the Sale of War Savings Stamps and War Savings Certificates. All Banks, Postoffices, Stores and Schools Will Have Stamps and Certificates for Sale. Harry W. Turner of This City to Di rect the Campaign in Montana. Washington, Nov. 14.—Treasury officials today are mapping plans for the newly-announced campaign to gather for war purposes two billion dollars of small savings within a year, beginning Dec. 3. through selling thrift stamps, war savings stamps and war savings certificates. In virtually every ban!; postoffice. railroad station. school and retail store in the country the stamps will be placed on sale for the double purpose of encouraging the saving habit and ob-, taining money in small sums not available through sales of Liberty; bonds. Among th** directors of thf war a ings campaign announced today w the following: Montana. H. W. Turner, liutte. Idaho, James H. Hawley, Boise Oregon. C. S. Jackson, Portland. Washington, lauiiel KeMeher. Seat lift yet been ap The director has n ointed for Wyoming. The first conferenc *»f the state and federal district directors will be held here tomorrow and Friday to dis < uss plans for the campaign. MB TITRNER ON HIS WAY TO WASHINGTON Harry W. Turner, .vho was nain*-d ,,tatf director for Montana in rncle Sam's thrift campaign, is president of the Montana Electric company. 'Ir. Turner is on his way to Washington to ] take part in the conference there to- . j morrow and Friday to devise plans for j the campaign • I*K*al bankers understand it, the pian contemplât« war savin*» c«tlh I cat« in the form of stamps. These | * «' ^ '"^^A^ander j li„, the New York Brander .nd bank 1 (Continued on Page Sme.j NO DEFINITE NEWS OF FATE OF PETROGRAD j j Swedish Reports Insist That Kerensky Has Overcome the Boisheviki. -- "■ ^ 14.—The arriv.j of , » I rermer Kerensky in Petrograd, ac- j ccmpamed by trrK.p». i» rer^rted by the Rusian legati*»n it »stockh**lm. ac * ording to an Exchange Telegraph dis jtatch from Copenhagen. M K**ren»ky i4 »^id t*> have defeated the Boisheviki. * ----- ' MAXIMALIST TROOPS JOIN WITH KERENSKY Stockholm. Nov. 14. (Continued on Page Seven./ Ureinier Kei - • I II L Vienna Eager to Meet Russians on a Common Basis for Peace. GERMAN PAPERS DISCUSS POSSIBILITY OF TRUCE - _ „ ... . Both Teutonic Capitals Await, Communication From Bolshcviki. - Amsterdam, Nov. 14.—Austrian papers print a statement from the of Sficial new« agen- y pointing out that neither Vienna r.or Fieriin has re-1 tuai r"a-e or armisti* e ' reived an proposal from the Russian govenwn and as long as the new ruler- of Rus sia do not aubm:* proposals, the entrai powers dare do nothing In the matter, | according to a dispat* h from Vienna Should the M i\ima!u>ts retain the up per hand in Russia and "ome forward; with a peace offer the Austro-Htm- f iCsntiiiued I*age .V l. F. OF 1. DELEGATES CHEER WILSON MESSAGE -- Buffalo. N Y.. Sow 14. The tele grams to and from President Wilson in regard to the ailing off *.f the strikes at plants being constructed for government war were read by President G<jmpers to the delegate^ at today's session of the American Federation of , ' abor Fre * id '' r " mM »«' xpreooing appreciation for the pa triotic action of the federation was greeted with cheer». in conrertion with the Hamuei BITTER FIGHTING IS III PROGRESS DEFENSIVE LINE feutons Still Making Progress, But Wore Slowly, is the Report. SEVERAL POSITIONS OF THE DEFENDERS TAKEN Sanquinary Battle as Teutons Seek Crossing of the Piave. TEUTON DETACHMENTS CROSS PIAVE BUT ARE RUSHED BY DEFENDER Italian Headquarter* in Northern Italy, Nov. 14—'By the associated prêt*/. —There wn severe fighting when the enemy crossed the Piave on pontoon* near Zen*on with a number ef machine gun* The Italian* rushed him to a .luster of house* near the west bank of the river where h# wa* being held at last accounts. tb* THE WAR SUMMARY Progr*,, ,, being made by the Au». tro-German armiee pushing southeait m the Trentmo in their effort to pen» Irate th* Italian defensiv« fron» »n hill region and outflank the P river line. The advance he* been tenaily slowed up, Howe v»r. under the determined Italian rt»i»unc. Beri.n tod»/ in repenting the cap. ture of additional position* A*iago # indicate* fighting i* ea*t of amid snew-co /ered H ill* conditi •one which *t 'Ork to the ad /antage of the defender*. Tb« most ir nportant prog »•e** clai rred for th« , A >*trO-Gerf nan force* a ippear* to ha / e been in the Sugar.« /alley. almost due north of Bri**ano wher e the occupât on of Pr,molar io and the capt :ure of a fort» ♦•ed pc* tion on Monte L tser are an rcunced *n the German statement. Furthe r vf ime FINANCIERS CAffEO IN RAIfROAO RATE HEARING Frank A. Vanderiip and Paul Warburg Summoned by Commerce Board. Waj , h ....... , ' ... c \'Ü' 14 The ter m>Jt» »or. AfiWf Aflced t->day it had caiied as witne-vv«-» the 15 per cent advance freignt rate civ Frank A- Vanderiip. N'tw fork honker and chairman of the governasent war savings committee, and Paul Warburg, member of the fv-dera! reserve board t- testify Friday on credt» a.anab • railroads, mduxtnai orgartizat:o. r .' *r.d othre money market competitors Tr— comma4!<>r. acted on Us own m h. r without suggestion from either rail reads jr shipper*. | f BUTTE CLUBS WILL HONOR VICE-PRESIDENT MARSHALL Distinguished Visitor to Arrive Here Nov. 22. Military Es cort. Luncheon and Enter tainment Being Arranged, Vic* l-res.d.r t Thoms» ft. M»rsh*ii , „ ill arrive m Hutte ,fce mornln* <A Marnhail ming oi »1 will be entertained as honored guest at a Joint meeting of the Butte Rotary club and the Butte Ad club at the Butte Grill at noon. He will b** escorted from the depot to the Thornton hotel by a military eacort and following certain entertainments in the afternoon, which are now being arranged, will speak at the Batte high mis OF TOE "INCREDIBLE BLUNDERS" DF WAR LEADERS London Journals Hint at Fric tion Between Premier and Army. IL0ÏD GEORGE WANTS ONE COMMAND EON ILL He Would Have One Commit 1 tee Control All Armies in the Field. SENSATIONAL ADDRESS WAS MADE IN PARIS Discussion of Situation Will Be Taken Up in House of Commons. I-gndon, Nov. |4 Premier l.lovd CJeorge will be asked in the hou.se of commons today by for | mer Premier Asomte for a state ment in re gar 4 to his Pari* speech in which he spolus of the new inter-allied committee and the t) ' un| l er ' i *hich he -.aid had been ' made by the aiOc* in the pa»t in 'he conduct of the war. The pre micr '* e*P«Cted to be present to re P*y but will defer a full state ; men > until later, when an oppor 'unity will be a ven to the house discuss it. «-»Ad '/> stX EXCITED COMMENT OVER THE NEW PLAN •p*-'-ch in tbe nuis COlf SHORTAGE FOR 1917 IS S0 1 00B,0ll_TONS Pians Are Laid to Curtail Non essential Industries to Meet Shortage. Washington. - >v :m 4 "»ti rr*ates b> the fxjerai ■ • A '*4 ••mi b,' ouaotH sad astkrs. •e Production has <Wr*ared ~** per *-nt and consumption has in<r**u»^d ÎQ4 per it. P.x - f * rtaiirmsst n*>n- es sential isd^trte» are being ..»be**! t»> the .juvm. • $* o'cloc k oa - rse. His talk th*- war *io- >+tn Y. .ntroduce the *c« («re#« auditorium " 7" ! y d. Th" arrarg-mems for the receptio* "f Mr , M . lr e**" " r n "*s TWäin.y hjr A. H Hellhronn.r and Rev. c A Rexr.md The exact hour of kia arrival ha* n^/t yet been announced but it U prenuzned that he wrUI reach Butte on the Milwaukee train from Lewudown at 19:45 o'clock. The vie« pr**sidwrt has arranges! to hange his schedule somewhat in order to attend the luncheon which is t*eing arranged in his honor at Use Butte b* tvr« u1 the loco! organizations.