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FORECAST WEATHER FORECAST MONTANA- OeiUBTHlly fair tonight and Su mlay, except probably rain or »now wrst of divide. _ NO. 300. BUTTE MONTANA. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15. 1917. PRICE FIVE CENTS SHORTAGE THROWS THOUSANDS OF MEN OUT OF WORK ng Js Intense in New York; actories Close in Ohio Cities ÄL • ?|| £ij HI CLEVELAND ARE pitals and Public __ lay Have to > Close at Once. ' 1RES URGENT tfPOy G WASHINGTON for Quick Shipments! to Cleveland From Ohio Fields. PS POOR ARE 1NG BY SHORTAGE; I Of Thousands of Tons at Tidewater Can tiot Be Moved. .Ohio, Dec. 15.—Thou fOhio men were out of em i'- temporarily today lie "" coal shortage in this dieations were that ds would he laid off tomorrow unless cer I of (he state obtain an pply of coal. The administration in everything possi ain coal and rush affected most. In »ring that Cleve hoopitals and other have to close unless frcoai immediately, Gov l today pleaded to fed i for a priority order permit quick coal 'to Cleveland from OF UN IWN OUT OF WORK O., Dec. 15.—One hun Rd men were out of work of Cleveland's manufac were shut down today ghortage of coal, ftniea affected, many of out rush order« of war èpend upon the Cleveland uminatint; compuny for Irer. I Ate yesterday the Jfe caused the illuminating Ewiiut off electric current t<i M manufatt uring plant«. £ manufacturing planta will atlon Monday morning now being niehed to the company'a plants is not ffG IN NEW F; FOR LACK OF COAL Dec. 15.—With half of <>al yards empty and suf sing in the un heated poor, the fuel adiuinis eserted ail their efforts |T thousands of tons of coal I tidewater. AMINE due TO CAR SHORTAGE >n. De,'. 15.—After a con dth fuel Administrator tlar , Chairman A. W. Tlmmiison sting committee of the kilroads declared the coal Tage Twii.j [ENTEEN THOUSAND MEN THE BUTTE MINES NOW illy Normal Production led in District. Ana i Company Hoisted More 15.000 Tons of Ore day. No Trouble at lines. thousand men are now [ Rt the Butte mines. This t normal production has ?d and that the district can led upon to furnish its quota " aml zinc needed by the •tes government in Its war pny Production is now go "<it hindrance and it is ex r* it will be gradually in NICHOLAS ESCAPES " CONFINEMENT VN SIBERIAN TOWN Bolshevi. 'oatch Special Train , Pu. Hiers in ?rt. Petrograd, Dec. 15.— Former F.mperor Nicholas of Russia has escaped from his confinement at Tobolsk, according to advices received today at the Smolny institute, the Bolsheviki head quarters. A special train manned by sailors has been dis patched from Petrograd for the pursuit of the former emperor. PEACE TREATY FORJHE RUSS It Will Place Severe Economic Restrictions Upon Russia. GERMAN ADVANTAGES WILL BE AS EXTENSIVE Trotzky Declares Bolsheviki Has Vast Majority in the New Assembly. Amsterdam, Dac. 15.—A treaty be twean Ru.sia and Gartnany hat bean formulated, according to an official German statement received here today. At yesterday's 1000100 of the Rus sian and German repreeantatives, dis cussion of the proposed tr.aty wee postponed until today. The German announcement follows: "On the part of both sides the con ditions and draft ef a treaty costs fin ally formuiatad in ths planary sitting Friday. Aa. however, the Russian dalsgatss desired te obtain suppla mentary instructions an soma points from their government, the general discussions were postponed until 8«turd«y. M London, Doc. 11—A diopotch from Potrograd BoUhoviki sourcoa claim« that tho result« of tho eloction« to tho constituent assembly in tho Fifth and Twolfth armies and in tho army (Continued on T»açe Twelve.) II. 5. CONGRESSMAN HURT III WIR M IMENT Auto of Rep. Tinkham Skids Over Precipice on Ital ian Front. Italian Headquarters in Northern Italy. Friday, Her. 14.—(By the asso ciated press. I An army automobile in which Congressman George II. Tink Imm of Boston was riding today on a visit to Monte Grappa, on the north ern mountain front, skidded over the mountain side and dropped 20 feet. Th*- automobile was crushed to pieces, but the congressman and the other occupants escaped with bruises, the chauffeur being seriously but not dangerously injured. Congressman Tinkham. who fired I he first American shot against Aiis iria, received slight injuries. I creased, as several shafts now down for repairs will resume in the near fu ture. The number of men employed yes ti rday by the various operating com panies follows: Anaconda Copper Mining company. 10.HG men; Butte md Superior 1,560; North Butte, 900; the W. A. Clark properties, 700; Davis Daly, 340; Tuolumne, 2u0; LOast Butte company, 950; leasers and small com panies not previously enumerated, 2 , 000 . All recent records in respect to num bers of men employed and tonnage of ore produced wi*re broken yesterday |>y the Anaconda Copper Mining company. A total of 10,042 tons of ore were hoist ed by the company's mines in this dis trlct du ring the day. Of that a mount (Continued on Page Twelve.) JOSHERS WHO ARE PLANS FORCE BEHIND >R JOSHERS' CLUB SHOW NOTHING IS TOO MITCH FOS TRSrfE MSN TO DO FOR THE BUTTE JOSHERS' cr.L'B. ", l . , ! tile Itnnual .toshers dub entertainments hove been given at tbe Broadway theater. Because of the uufin J X. W.. I 7* ! was found necessary to swart, another location this year. Ackern,.« & Harris wired the use h.v.irJ'r 1 ™ theater at any time for the good cause. The arrangement of the program is in the hands or the local theatrical men The 1 a otages, Ansonia. Orpheum, American. Hiatto, Peoples. Empress and all show houses fu the city he'Ä" t' r a 1 ; " , V P 7 ,ent "i ,he ft""" 1 of the *»*«"• S'"*« ''a«*", musicians and every one cin„«ted with the theaters have donated tlieir services. Those shown Jn the^picturc are four hard workers for the good cause. They '1., , " ", !,nown ln picture are rour hard workers for the good cause. They are (left to light), top row: (.hurley Malloy for years head of the local stage hands and a member of the national or ™ *•' e S l ° nald - m *»** er uf *!»« i eopfes; bottom row. "Kill" Winner, manager of the Broadway, and Earl Of lli( Empress, Lins committee in in of (hi> .Tiulu>rv* niuh »et t:_________ ____ Kaluxation, and u.v UUUW w, . Keeler, manager of the Kinpress. - iii«»i*bci ui me nroaaway, aim Ban committee is in charge of the Josliers* club entertainment at the Kiupress on next Tuesday evening. The leaven of kindly «ouï» will bring cheer to hundred» of needy home« in Butte thia Christmaatide. With a dl reetneea which ha» been chariu -teristic of the organisation since its inception motw than 13 year» ago. the Butte Joshers have delved into the work of preparation, and their activities in pro viding the good things of the season for thoee who are temporarily in want are on a more gigantic »cale than ever before. rtie annual JoHhera' club entertain ment will be held Tuesday evening. Deo. 18, at the Tmpre»» theater, the required for the distribution. Local Food Official Defends the Food Administration in. Su^ar Controversy ~ ~ ~ ~ QUESTIONNAIRES GO OUT TO THE REGISTERED MEN; ACTION FOR VOLUNTEERS Thousands of Men Desiring to Enlist Before the Draft Reau ations Go Into Effect and Who Have Made Application Are r tv a î C0 r m0 f ate c Des ? lte Fact That Time Has Expired. City and County Exemption Boards Send Out Pamphlet Blanks to 5 Per Cent of Men Registered in This City. Washington, Dec. 15.— Secre The first Washington, Dec. 15.— Secre tary Baker today came to the re lief of the thousands of men who have volunteered for the regular army, but have been rejected be cause of the breakdown of the re cruiting machinery, by ordering that ali qualified applicants who presented themselves before noon today should be accepted, even though tilt ir examinations and other details could not be accom plished until later. 'thousands of men seeking to volun cr before the new draft regulations -nt into effect at noon had been turned away because the recruiting -stations were swamped. Recruiting officer» in many sections ound themselves without means of ac ommodatiiiR thousands enlisted yes terday and the stream which continued to apply. The discharge of main f -°- n oU »P»n recruiting ^office» mean.* (Continued on î»açv Two.) * management having very kindly do nated the use of the house. FJvery professional vaudeville »et in the city I,»a gratuitously donated Its services. Were more acta required they could he available. As it is. there will be a continuous four bourn of entertainment at tbe modest price of »1. The show starts at 8 o'clock. Needless to add. the entertainment demrvea cordial and hearty support, not alone because of the Intrinsic value of the offorlnga hut I**-cause of the charitable object. The J ushers is a unique organisation. The members are well known "good fellows'' around town, good fellows" City. The first questionnaires were mailed today by the city and county draft boards to 5 per cent of their registered men. The city sent out 420 of the forms and the county 195. Returns from some of the registrants are expected as early as Monday. The boards have arranged for the use of the rotunda nf the courthouse for the attorneys who will aid regis trants in filling out their forms. The attorneys will work in shifts, beginning Monday morning. No physical examinations will come before the middle or last of next week. ,.„ Th ' to »«cd by the Joint city and county draft boards lutte been . hanged nga.n. County Superintendent U Sh< " a ,hiK mbmlng of jump r * llu ' u «' *>f her »ulte of room « on the lower floor of (Continued on Page^Two.) In tbe two senses. Their names never appear in the papers in connection with the annual rhrtstmas well-doing. The reporter who dared to use the name of a member, with the exception of Billy Gemme II, who has been dubbed by his companions as the "goat." be cause some name had to be used, should better seek some other dime. The Joshers make no pretensions. They do big things In a quiet way, and while a goodly sum is realised from the annual entertainment, the private money of the members is the big Item In securing the great stock of eatahles required for the distribution. 'mm ATTENTION TO Three - Pounds of Sugar Per Person a Month is to Be the New Rule. In a signed statement issued today, William Lutey. county chairman of the merchants' division of the food admini.tration, defends Federal Food Administrator Hoover and takes issue . w,th * »«atement made by President ; Spreckel, of the Federal Sugar Re fining company before the senate committee that there is no shortage t°o , , hTI.,* nd . th * t ! h * ** '»«al to tha Atlantic seaboard. Mr- Hoover's information is sup po-sedly more authentic ihan that ,,f any one sugar refiner," recites Mr. I.utey in his statement "The new home cards to be issued shortly limit the sugar allowance to three pounds P«*r month for each person. It is in conceivable that the food administra tion should [dace unnecessary re strictions upon sugar or any other article of food." Chairman I.utey recites that but for the work of the United States food administration sugar would be sell (ConUnued ou Pace Twelve.) ITALIANS AGAIN FORCED TO GIVE GUQUND BEFOUL TEUTON ATTACK Rome Admits Loss of Positions Upon Col Caprille Mountain. BERLIN CLAIMS CAPTURE OF 3,000 PRISONERS Menace Against Italy is Re newed in the Latest Attacks. Berlin. Bee*. 15 (via l<ondont.—More than 3,000 pri«oners have been taken by the Austro-fierman force» dur the fighting of the past few days the Italian front between the Brenta ! nouneed Ä.sEe"ÄT X j non and machine guns also were ef fected. I Italian counter attacks against posi tions taken were repulsed. GIVE GROUND Rome. Bee. 15.—After an all-day baf fle yesterday on the Italian mountain front the enemy reached Col Caprille, the war office announced today. Night fall stopped the fighting. The Italian troop* held firmly on portions a little to the rear of Col Caprille. THE WAR SUMMARY Germany and \ustrii »-Hungary arc „■tinning their military drive snulh 'ard from the Alps and coupling this threat of the crushing of Italy with the menace nf a German offensive uu tile western front a menarr rendered more serious by the release of hun dreds of thousands of troops from th< Russian front heraus,- of the virtual elimination of Russia from the war. The attack in its present plia.se is ren lenng upon Monte llrretta. noi-thwrst of Monte Grappa anil just to the cast of the Itreuta. Advices from the front report only a very slight yielding in the fare of several attacks in which the enemy sacrificed large „umbers of troops. The tentative thrusts which are bring made by the Germans on the Franco t Continuée on Pace Twelve.) AMERICAN OFFICIAL IS ARRE STED BY R USSIANS Chas. S. Smith of U. S. Rail way in Russia is Arrested. Petrograd. Friday. Dec. 14.—Charles S. Smith of St. Louis, a member of the »taff of John F. Stevens, head of the American railway commission of Rus sia. is reported to have been arrested. Mr. Smith is reported to have been ar rested at Tchita. Siberia, in company with M. OustrouRoff, former minister of railways. Tiie latter is held by the Bolsheviki as a member of the provisional gov ernment. sHHtTt 55 ä smolny ' ^Institute, " r ........ »<• • released. THRIFT STAMP SALES IN STATE APPROACH $100,000 Incomplete Returns Received by Director Turner Indicate Large Sales in the First Two Weeks of Campaign. Butte Contributes $20,000. Incomplete estimates received by Suite Director Harry YV. Turner in dicate that ttetween *so,00„ and *u»o. old 000 worth of stamps have bet tn Montana during the first two of the war savings eampaign. »if this sum Butte contributed nearly $20,000. That the campaign will increase in intensity after the holidays wa 8 pre dicted by Director Turner and fust master Goodwin. Indications to this effect are borne out I, y the number ,.f inquiries about the stamps received 1 at the postoffice. Not ont, have ,l,e selling agencies in the city been in creased to 58 during the pas, week through the untiring effort» of it. k. a ns and t'harlea S. He nderson, in ] iContinued on l'aië Two..---'I KAISER WILL MAKEANOTHER PEACE OFFER If It'» Unaccepted, He Says, Blame for the Bloodshed Is With Foes. [yondon, Dec. 15.—Emperor William in his Christmas mess age proposes to make a final peace offer to his enemies "on whom, in case of rejection, will fall the responsibility for blood shed in 1918," according to an unofficial Berlin telegram for warded from Geneva by the Exchange Telegraph company. M THOUCHT OF \ Government Denies it is Inter in of 'SILVER DE ested in Bimetallism Question. ONLY PURPOSE IS TO DETERMINE FAIR PRICE Present Negotiations Afford No Opening for Revival of Old Theories. Washington, Dec. 15— Report, that the government was considering un limited coinage of silver or revival of tha bimetallism issue were officially denied today. Ray T. Baker, director of the mint, issued a statement ex plaining that tha proposed government acquisition ef the oo-tntry's silver out put is only to stimulate production end stabilize the market, and it wee officially explained that tha adminis tration i a not supporting Senator Shefroth'e resolution providing for creation of a commission to study in tomational ailvar monetary questions. Referring to the government's silver negotiations. Director Baker said: negotiations. Director Baker said: The Government's Proposal. I desire to state emphatically that the sole purpose of the government is to «maure an adequate supply of sil ver at a price which will he fair to the »mall producer as well a» to the lan;e producer, which will stimulate the production of silver and gold and other metal» yielding silver a» a by product. which Will stabilise the American »Hver market and which will tender foreign exchange more stable. The negotiations afford no opening f U r a revival of economic is sue and shouhi l>e regarded purely aa an effort to secure an adequate sup ply and to place American silver pro duction on a mure satisfactory and scientific huais." IMEIIICM5 WOUNDED BY I BURSTING SHELL rsa lw, r nK i,, "" nd ,h " ,iri,ish ^Y'.<>\ t-l.s ;t ml other tools. BUY THE STAMPS NOW WHILE THEY'RE CHEAP ADVICE OF VANDERLIP Kansas City. Mo., Dec. 15.—'"Buy war savings stamps now when they are cheap and buy luxuriss, which "re h,gh. later, when they are ch.sp, ws, the plea today of Frank A. V.nd.rlip, chairman of the war savings committee, in an Sddress at a luncheon hero. "War savings stamps aro a security everybody can. invest in'• he said. "Never before in th, his tory of the country have all tha peop e had a chance to invest • mall sums ,n a gilt.dgod sacurity. And so I would say to you, bo a w... investor at tha .am, tim» Invest your money now in war saving, .tamp, whit, th, y ar - ? h *.*. p * nd bu > yourself doubl, or treble th. amount of luxurio. when luxuries become cheap agajn."