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Unnett led, rain ettled; colder. Wife Jlutteîiaflto $oöt WEATHER FORECAST MONTANA Partly cloudy tonight und Thurmlay. colder Thurmlay and north* went and north cdtitral portions tonight. NO. 286. BUTTE MONTANA, THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 29. 1917. PRICE FIVE CENTS imite let ont« e to r ===== CK* giemrat c btyl to cca^ifct imnroccunanon? gyteai: njor c ro nation [nzx^oc m o X MAN SOUGHT BY RED LODGE "LIBERTY COMMITTEE" RONS AMUCK WITH CUN; ONE DEAD Emil Koski, Alleged to Have Made Seditious Utterances, Meets Citizens' Committee With Rifta Fusillade of Bullets Drives Committeemen Away. Later Landlady of Boarding House in Which Man Barricaded Himself Appears and Is Shot. Koski, After His Arrest, Declares This Shoot ing Was Accidental—Says He Was Beaten With a Rope a Week Ago by Members of Anti Sedition Organization. Billings, Mont., Nov. 29.—A fusillade of rifle shots di rected by Emil Koski, a Finnish miner, at members of the "Liberty committee'' of Red Lodge, a coal camp near here, was followed last night by the slaying by Koski of Mrs. Anna Jackson, a countrywoman. The subject of sum mary action taken by the committee last Week, Koski is said to have continued seditious utterances on the streets of Red Lodge and to have surrounded himself with a small arsenal of weapons. Members of the committee last night attempted to enter the boarding house occupied by the Finn to request his attendance at an anti-sedition hearing conducted by citizens. No violence was planned by the committee, it is said. Koski. shooting through walls, windows and doors, emptied the magazines of two rifles, causing the committee to retire. Mis. Ja« Vs«»n. returning from a visit to neighbors, sought to enter her apartment in the house through a basement door and received the full charge of a shotgun in her shoulder. She lived but two hours. Koski was arested and is now in jail at Red Lodge. He claims he was beaten across the back with a rope by the committee last week and that the shooting of Mrs. Jackson was ac cidental. In an antemortem state ment, Mrs. Jackson said she called to Koski from the door as he stood at the top of a flight of stairs with the shotgun in his hands. CHARGES AGAINST A FORMER FRENCH SOLDIER Paris. Nov. 29.—Proceedings have been instituted by the military authori ties against a French soldier named Goldsonn. who was attached to the «French artillery mission to the United States in 1915 as an interpreter. The charge is that he obtained commis sions amounting to several million francs on purchases he was instructed to make for the French government. The French military authorities have made arrangements for a commission to take testimony in the United States. It is understood Goldsonn returned to France in the autumn of 1916, succeed ed in having himself discharged from the army as physically unfit and re turned later to America. *•> i.' "L i 4 ■ « 1 0) 1 . 1 , ,c* m 'M | J | : i j HIGHEST PRAISE FOR HIS MEN BY U.S. Boys Have the Invincible Spirit and He's Proud of Them. He Says. With^the American Army in France, Wednesday. Nov. 28.— (By the as sociated press).—The development of the men of the first American con tingent in France in the science of war was described today as truly re markable by the general commanding the division who lias been in the service for years. *T have been in the army since I was a boy," he said. "During that time I have observed many American and many foreign soldiers, but never in my life have I seen anything equaling the men now here. When my division landed we had shockheaded boys—I call them shockheaded because they were just that—by the hundreds. They were clerks, mechanics, day laborers, farmer boys, old and young, *rom every* walk of life. Some spoke Eng lish and some did not. There were Poles, Bohemians, Russians, Jews. Gentiles. But in this short time they have all become first class soldiers, energetic to the extreme, and have fallen into the ways of army life as I never thought possible. 'They are game to the core and their one idea is t beat the Germans, and give them a good beating. There (Continued on Page Eleven.) sa# tv* % l N* Spirit" oF Gratitude and Patriotism Pervades Butte on Thanksgiving Day War Sentiment of Nation is Voiced in Every Pulpit, Along With Note of Gratitude for. Blessings of This Land. In a spirit of gratitude that the na tion has aroused from the lethargy of indifference and flung forth the stand ard of America in the forefront of the battle for world democracy; that ideal ism is driving materialism from the land; that, in striking contrast with last Thanksgiving day. Americans may now raise their heads in pride before the whole world, the city of Butte, in church and home, marked the annual holiday.«The preacher in his pulpit, the citizen on the street, voiced the great war sentiment of the nation, and, mingled with gratitude for the bless ings of the past season, there was an underlying conviction that the United States is engaged in the most humani tarian warfare of history ami a de A Day of Rest. Stores, schools, business houses. QUIET OBSERVANCE OF «milNt President Attends Church Serv ice; 40-Pound Turkey at White House. Washington. Nov. 29.—President Wil son spent Thanksgiving day quietly, attending union services in the morn ing at the Metropolitan Methodist Episcopal church. The president planned the usual motor ride later. (Continued Page In Bounteous Plenty Butte Ob serves the Annual Day of Reflection With Deeper Sen timents Than Ever Before. banks, offices were closed. The com munity suspended its labors The presence of uniformed soldiers on the streets, some of the Washington coast artillery, some of Butte's own boys home for a brief furlough, gave im pression of the lull before battle. In all the Thanksgivings that Butte has observed since the first shack was built on Main street, well nigh half a century ago, the people of this com munity have never observed the Thanksgiving holiday with deeper sen timents. Heartfelt Prayers. As in former years the day was mainly celebrated in tfce churches, Catholics and Protestants, every de nomination, united in a most sacred (Continued Page Three.) ANOTHER FAILURE IN PLANS OE THE GERMAN BIG CHIEF Hindenburg's Efforts Against' Italy Almost Entirely Defeated. ALLIES WILL SEND A WARNING TO RUSSIANS — "Reasoned Statement" Will Be Sent Showing What Sepa rate Peace Means. Horne. Nov. 29.—-Heavy artillery fltçlitin? is in progress all along the front, but no further infan try actions of importance are re ported by the war office today. On the lower Piave river Italian batteries directed a destructive fire at enemy boats. HINDENBURG TN CHARGE ON ITALIAN LINES; Washington. Nov. 20.—Official dispatches received here today from Rome sav the Austro-Ger tnan invaders in Italy are com pelling the civil population of the captured region, without respect to age or sex, to work on fortifi cations of the Tagliamento, the left bank of the Piave and the Cadore zones. A Oerm.m officer taken prisoner, the dispatch says, confirms that Hinden burg had personal charge of the drive into Italy. "According to his plan." say the dis patches. "General Conrad's army was to roll down like an avalanche on the Sette Commun! plateau while the arm ies of Krobatin and von Below were to pour into the Brenta valley, sur mount the mountainous barrier and descend into the fertile Venetian plains. The commencement of the co Fage Twelve SGMDIMVIH KINGS OPEN THEIR MEETING "These Are Mournful Times for Europe." is Toast of Haakon of Norway. Christiania, Nov. 29.—The Scandi navian conference was opened yester day with speeches by King Haakon Norway and King Gustave of Sweden, after which the ministers representing the three nations conferred for several hours. A banquet was held last night. King Haakon, proposing a toast to the visiting monarchs, said: "These are mournful times for Eu rope. Our own countries also come under their shadow, but we are for tunate in having been able to keep out the war.'* The king expressed his thanks to the Danish people for their readiness to submit to privations in order to assist the other Scandinavian countries.