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Sons of J. E. Walker All Under
Colors—Father is Soon
Anaconda. Doc. 12.—Everv m.
the J. E. Walker family «'f Ana
In the service of the United Sta
Ensign A. \\ Walker of th
from Annapolis wii
was already in «lut
c la red. Ills broth«
passed his exam in
Spokane for the <>r«li
that accounts f«»r t
is Dad Walker, «.th
who is chafing urn
tape waiting: for orders. He is going i
tiie ordnance department if possible 1
not, he says that he is going anyway
somewhere or somehow.
He resigned his position as superin
tendent of the National Tungsten «V Sit
ver Mining eumpanv th«* first of th
month and is daily expecting orders t
report to Major Blake for duty.
With this record Anaconda challenge
any city in th«* world as to a famil;
record for patriotism, and then* is n<
chance that it can be beaten. The w!f<
and mother passed away «orne years ago
and with th.* aceptance <.f Father J. E
»Walker, which is pra.ticallv assured
every member <>f the family will be ir
the United States navy an«l army
"AN AMERICAN CITIZEN"
AT GYMNASIUM TONIGHT
Ik* expected. Ir
Meryle Dem in g
Sir Humphrey Hi
17 -The Thespians, an
talented high school
resent "An American
Daly gymnasium this
bed production, under
disguised as a wait.
Ralph Juul and Ja.fc
Simms and Mercury,
Gagnier as the Howe
row. Ruth Willi ts a
Annette, Carola an«l
nival girls; Mac I^ay
and Margaret Shields
All of the characters a
scenes being laid in >
and He mid
and Edgcrton Brown,
; Wallace Tanner as
nn. John James as otto
faring as WilUe Bunn»
an«1 Maxine Elliot
given successful!» I
BROTHER ARRIVES FOR
THE BROWNING FUNERAL
Anaconda. I >•
of the late Jeff D. Bro
«•dmen of the
COUNCIL WILL CONSIDER
LABOR UNION PETITION
will hold the
month tonight at the ell
from the regular busines
lng there is
from the Federal
which the street ei
bers which asks th
Hah a seml-monthlj
' 17.--The city council
econ*l meeting of the
»f the meet
?d a petiti«
JEFF BROWNING DEAD
onda. Dec. 17.—Jeff D. Browning,
on«j of the first residents of Anaconda,
having lived in this city for HT. years, died
yesterday at the local hospital Twenty
seven years ago he entered the employ
ment of the Anaconda Copper Mining
company as engineer and Inter became a
machinist, a trade he followed until six
months ago. He was a member <«f Ana
conda camp of the Woodmen «.f the World
and of the Machinists' union and is sur
vived by two children, Margaret and Wil
fred, a brother. J. N. Browning, and
a sister, Mrs. K. J. Matthews, in Ana
conda. another brother in St Anthony,
Idaho. and his father and two broth«*rs
and two siste.rs in North Carolina.
ALLIANCE FOR LABOR
Anaconda, Dec. 17.—Another meeting
of the Anaconda branch of the American
Alliance for Labor and I >emocracy was
held here yesterday. President W. G.
Fagan was in th<* chair. Alderman Frank
Gagner was ejected treasurer of the
branch. E. B. Gatlin delivered an
dress along patriotic lines, other talks
were made by Hugh Laird. Frank G
nier. H* nry Carter, Robert Welsh
others Another meeting will be held
Anaconda, Dec. 17.—Funeral servi«
for Mits. Barbara Gasser were held yes
terday at the First Presbyterian church.
Rev. R. A. Cameron officiating. Inter
ment was in the hill cemetery. Several
favorite hymns of the deceased lady vs
■ung by a choir composed of Misses Kdith
Wagner, Dorothy Findley and Gertrude
Barrett an«i C. K. Farnsworth. Mrs.
Emma I>ya a was organist.
Anaconda, Dec. 17.—Two fires Sat
day night ami one yesterday morning in
the old Northern addition among old
Matnvfile shacks are thought to he of in
cendiary' origin. There was little dam
age, due to the prompt response of the
BLUES ARE WINNERS.
Anaconda, Dec. 17.- The High School
Blues, one of the basketball teams from
the local high sch«>ol. defeated the quin
tet selected from the Washington Coast
Artillery Saturday evening by the score
of 30 to it.
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M 5 ÏÔÜ ÜISLEÏ HEADS
Everything Looks Well for
-naconda, l>o<*. 17.
tnhership drive st
1er the most favora
mises of the city
iment of the 70.00C
for Montana town
nbership which is
1 Mrs \V. X. Tai
the 2,000 i
h * stand- '
al of the!
r i lasli-v i
ry of the
used for the
10, leather strung.
court, is spending th.
Shannon of Butte visited with
friends in Anac
Miss Nell Sheehu
visiting friends in
Tom and Jerry
day to Henry I
ficer here and no
n, who has been
the city for tho
ned to Helena.
« was issued to
Amold and Miss
the city toda
riploye.l it Flint
B«»nd & Liliai
d. 12 cents at the
CLIMB INTO DANCE
CHARGE SET AT $5
Arthur M. Keenes
ban were anxious to at
th«* Moose hall Saturday
climbed into the ball over
ami paid $,"> this morning
irt for their climbing pro
arrest was made by Offi
FLYING CADET BOY
COMING ON FURLOUGH
Anaconda. Dec. 17.—Bred Barieh, a
member of the flying cadets at Cham
raign. HI., is coming home fjr a two
weeks' furlough, according to won! re
ceived here today by relatives. He will
spend tlie Christmas here with rela
READY AND WILLING
who went to enlist in tho aviation
corps of the United States army, has
returned home, discharged. He under
stands that a new corps is to be
formed In the near future and be Is
going to try again.
FURNISH $1,000 BONDS
Anaconda. Dec. 17.—Sam F. Boy el
and Bruce Boyer, « barged with second
degree assault on Charles Hebemlcht,
waived preliminary examination today
nmi were bound over to the district
court under lionds of $1.000 which
»ere furnished It is alleged that Iho
Boyers used rubbed belting ns
weapon, and the further allegation
that there was an Iron bolt in one of
the pieces of rubber belting.
ATTENTION, W. O W.
II members of tho Woodmen
the World and visiting Woodmen are
quested to meet at the Carpentc
hail tomorrow afternoon at 1:30
o'clock to attend tho funeral of the
late Jeff n. Browning.
BARNEY HOGAN. Clerk. -Adv.
Washington. lire. n._ A resolution
to make it unlawful to buy or offer to
buy any federn! bonds issued since
April 6, 1917, for less than par and
the accrued Interest was Introductd
today by Representative Wood of
AND WHERE WAS FATHER?
A young lady with a pet dog on an
electric c*ar uske«l the conductor to stop
certain point. When he did so.
went to the platform and there
stood gesticulating, with the dog on her
"Hurry up. miss, hurry up!
want to get out here, don't you?'
"Oh. dear, no, thank you! I only
wished to show Fido where her mothe
lives." Christian Register.
ABOUT TO MISS SOMETHING
"Don't move, or I'll shoot."
"All right, niy friend." replied Mr
Dubwaite, who had surprised a burglar
In his house. "Would you mind if I
called my wife downstairs?"
"Trying t«> play a trick on me?"
"No. She's been expecting a visit from
a burglar for the last 20 years and I just
want her to see what one looks like."—
WOULDN'T KNOW HIM.
The friends of a Scotsman who was
dying called to see him and asked
him to have one glass of whiskey with
them all before he died.
"Na. na." he said. "I wouldna like
to get to heaven smelling of whiskey."
"Ah. but, Sandy," said the friends,
"if ye dinna smell of whiskey, they
would not recognize ye."
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ITALIANS AGAIN HURL
INVADING FORCES BACK
Retreat in Disorder After a
New Attack on Upper Piave
Defenses. Little Infantry Ac
tivity in France.
THE WAR SUMMARY.
Except on the short stretch betw
the Brenta anti Piave rivers there
been no marked activity on the fr
from the North sea to tin* Adria
Although their losses have been hen
the Austro-Qermans contit
e Italian northern defense.
British troops on the Cambrai front
i have repujsed raids by infantry and
' ■'ombing parties on tlie southern end of
t ht* new salient. South of Lons the
British improved their position. The
i artillery battle has lieen more marked
! south " f the Scarpe, in the Arras area,
1,1,1 north of I*angemarck in Flanders,
I In Champagne, north of the Chemin
s Dames and south of St. Quentin
rman efforts have been checked by
French, while intermittent artillery
ivity has continued over a greater
*t of the front from St. Quentin to
TEUTON FORCES ARE
DRIVEN BACK IN DISORDER
Rome, Dec 17. Austro-Gorman
forces which attacked the Italian lines
on the northern front from th«* direc
tion of San Marino were driven back
in disorder, the war
In the Col Caprille
ment adds, the I tali
then were counter
the enemy hr
ithdraw to tho po
vhioh he started.
BRITISH ATTACK ON
THE ITALIAN FRONT
Berlin. Dec. 17 (via London).-—
British troops on the Italian front yes
terday launched tin attack against
the Austro-Gerrnan linos south of
Monte Fontana Secce, but it broke
own before the Teuton .positions, the
erman war office announced today.
FTGHTING SLOWS DOWN
ON ITALIAN FRONT
Rome. Sunday, Dim:. 16. —There was
little infantry fighting on the front
between the Brenta and Piave Satur
day and one hostile attack was
checked, the official statement from
the war office today says. There was
ch artillery fighting on the north -
i front. The statement reads:
Between tho Brenta and tho Piave
the struggle, which diminished in in
tensity Friday, did not increase yes
U. S. PLANS AIR
FLEET AFTER WAR
Big Organization to Be Turned
Into Peace Time
Washington.—Although Uncle Sam's
aerial army is still only in process «>f
organization and development, and is
just beginning to take its place in
force on tho lighting field in France,
a study is being made of possible
ufter-the-war uses for our thousands
of aeroplanes and trained aviators,
It is hoped that, at the end of the
war, this immense organization can be
turned immediately into profitable
This study is being undertaken by a
special committee of tho national ad
visory committee on aeronautics. Will
iam F. Durand, chairman of the na
tional committee, also heads the sub
Durand hopes to he able to map out
i comprehensive but thoroughly prac
ticable program, by which our war
planes and aviators can at once be put
to work after the war. in the mail serv
ice, in coast guard and patrol work
and in direct comm«*r«*lal transporta
tion. Of i he need for developing such
an organized program, Durand says:
"Peace will find this »country with
an imm.-nse air capital on hand, com
prising skilled workmen, factories,
machinery and industrial organiza
must be a complete plan ready for the
conversion of all this equipment to
tlie uses «»f peace and commerce,
ranee, England and Germany are al
•ady at work on such plans.
"The first an«l most obvious use of
emplanes in the future lies in the
delivery «>f mails. Already congress
appropriated $ 100.000 for initial
step« in aerial mail delivery and the
war department has agreed, subject to
c«.ngn*ssional approval, to turn over
to the postal service all planes no
longer adaptable to military use
"Extensive plans already are under
way for coast-guarding by airplanes,
and for mapping the whole United
Htates from the air. Vessels in dis
tress at sea can be located and der«*
licts destroyed most easily from the
air. Congress has authorized 10 coast
guard air stations and these will he
organized as soon as men and ma
chines are available.
' The possible achievements of air
planes in speed and distance seem to
he limited only by the imagination.
Already planes have been built to carry
25 passengers; to travel 150 miles an
hour; to ascend four and one-half
miles high; to cover 929 miles without
a stop. Such proofs of power and cn
durance indicate that commercial avia
tion Is so close at hand that its prob
lems must be f«ir«»seen."
; fantry attempted
terday. In the afternoon in tho Col
Della Beretta region, hostile in
line, but was driven back com
pletely by a prompt counter attack
Tho artillery maintained a harassing
fire. Our batteries repeatedly put
down an intense barrage on tho posi
tions on Col Caprille. which had been
withdrawn from the day before.
Enemy Positions Destroyed.
"In the Giudicaria valley on the
night of Dec. 14-15 we repulsed enemy
detachments which, after long artillery
preparation, attempted t" carry' one of
our observation posts on Monte
Malino. At the Delta of the Piave a
storming platoon, w**ll supported by
an armed motor boat, destroyed «me
of the enemy's small bridges and pa
trols and captured a number of pris
"On the night of Dec 14-IT. mov
ments of troops within t
lines of communication were b
barded effectively by our airships,
hostile aii-plane was brought d<
by British airmen near Ormelle
one of our airmen accounted for
other machine west of the Suren
HEAVY FIRING ON
THE BRITISH FRONT
London, Dec- 17.—The British war
office statement on aerial operations
issued last midnight reads:
"Many rounds were fired during the
day into enemy trenches and bombs
were dropped on numerous targets,
including two positions of long range
guns, southwest of Lille. Later we
again bombed th«*se gun positions.
"During several fights three hostile
machines were driven down out of
TURKS OCCUPY TWp
ISLES OFF ASi;
Lomlon, Dec. 17.—(British admiralty
per Wireless Press.) - The occupation
by the Turks of two islands off the
coast of Asia Minor is announced in an
official statement issued yesterday at
Constantinople. The text reads
"We occupied the inland*. <«f Mes
sonissl and Plakr coast of Asia
M inor. H
NO «TAP TROOPS
Washington, Dec*. 17.- Further denial
that Japanese troops have been lurnled
at Vladivostok was contained in dis
patches to the state department from
tho American embassy at Tokio.
A cablegram received at the Russian
embassy from the Russian ambassador
at Ttîkio also said no Japanese troops
had been landed at Vladivostok
'STOCKS FALL AS
Seemingly No Reason for Loss
in Price Today in the New
York stock market fell of an averuge
of one point today. Saturday's sell
ing, without doubt, was occasioned
fear of over-Sunday developments, the
developments fearc«l being not forth
coming. There was nothing to unset
tle the market today except the lack
of definite news from Washington on
the railroad situation.
Anaconda held its own despite the
drag on the market, opening and clos
ing at 54 Utah dropped from 7214
to 71*4 and Miami dropped fr«»m 20
to 25 7 h. United States Steel dropped
from 82 to 81 \ ami Bethlehem Steel
"B" held firm at 68*4.
Th«* Lauzier- Wolcott company
ceived the following reports toda
'On the whole, (he course of
resistance from now on would
to he on the long side."
«* turn of the
have fluked up
We will have «
Use »hem for pu
he expected with th
good many stocks,
carried the followin
"This effect of
of tlie unknown factors.
Union Pacific | s going Into strong
investment hands during tho Inst few
ays, according to testimony from i»n
portant speculative investment chan
mlustries Is one
outcome of the
niai production at pre
«ruing the possible
Urond matter grows
nf C t l hè'w ,,, a i0 r lt : S '," ,ti ' ,hc «'»Han Pilot
rlt n, "'7'" 2.V passenger Caproni
airplane. sa,d at „ luncheon in Nor
luWoyX".? . , ,:rs y crjr rr' r, £
like ««.e jealous husbandi ' **
house 'hi 'ids !: U8l T' 1 ....... ..... .. 'h»
I ? way one evc
wif *' »« 11»' «eie
rn. 'H Vi . ho, . n > "u' ri s l'° l>e telcphon
hlood Raize '!n^his", ei ns"' TTi' "" d '" S
he heard her sa": W " h 1,0rr01 ' !us
" *1 love you so » v«..*
m,h\ imv Li *°urc my own
£.mc ohVula r u ' nid » i K'" i" the
••Th.. „ , K ', SS lm '- sweetheart—*
by .he throat"" 8 "*' a,,d I'"
v you telephoning to?* ho
ci. Paroxysm of rage and grief
She answered with icy smile:
* " in> intisic dealer for the new
souks h, advertises i„
Of Want Ad
THERE IS NO INDUSTRY, NOT©:
THAT PORTRAYS BUSINESS ACT?
ITY IN SO MANY DIFFERENT
AS THE WANT AD. THE WOEr
HAS DISCOVERED NOTHING S? the
EFFECTIVE. THE THOUSANDS
PEOPLE WHO ARE REACHED Axil
FORCED TO ACTION BY ITS DAE
BARGAINS MAKE IT THE PREHIB,
LEADER in the RESULT-GETTING HE!
DO YOU REALIZE IT? DO YOU TAKE
& & ADVANTAGE OF IT?
Get on the Firing Li
USE POST WANT ADS TODA'
BRITISH "KING OF THE AIR
AMERICAN BOYS AT
Bishop, V. C. D. i
army, is some ki«i.
It is not customary to speak thus <»f
a major in the British army, but when
you stop to consider that the major is
only 23 years «>1«1 and about 5 feet 5
And has ha«l 110 battles in the air—
And has shot down 47 Hun air
And has battled single-handed with
f«»ur enemy airplanes and wrecked
three of them —
And naa been \vnun«led only once —
And has been presente«! to the king
of ICngland, who pinned a Victoria
Cross on him—
And has. in addition, been honore«!
with th«' distinguished service order—
And also w«'nrs a military cross—
And is tho youngest major in the
Well, the major is some kid.
He is at Dayton now teaching aerial
gunnery to the flying cadets at
Wright aviation field. Among the
many excellent indorsements he has
received of his aerial gunnery is
on his head.
ho has accounted
n five months—
hoy. He is very
his uniform, one might
new interne at a h
pita! «>r, p«*rh:ips, a popular lad in the
junior class at a college.
Major Bishop, it seems, likes
have things come his way. so
What's the use of going hunting
for Huns when you con K ct them to
come to you?" he figures.
Rn. having heard that the Germans
liml a price on ills ltend, lie painted tvs
airplane red. white and blue so that
all Germans might know him when
they saw him.
They would romp at him in flocks
hleh was what Bishop wanted them
e Huns that
go down, is hii
Hut onre they chased titm 100 miles
to Germany and that -------
able to fly hack to
under cover of
. Ä . . .. . . ----- might have
been his finish, if night hadn't
on so that he wai
the British line
Other aviators fly only on orders
nut the major has a roving commis-'
sion. He may g«
feels like it And be feeis like „
often -sometimes three four times
» day. especially when th
iioAMn'» younff man, he
k-i,. J, the '■'■hfia Cross that
King George pinned on him. but here
s how h e go, u. one day when the
inn» weren't coming ,o i, lm a s
their won, when they see l„s red
'tiglit i 8 as important
° ,,r """ta." he nays.
The machine gun on an alnilan
When you KO nftor _
». vour airplane at bin,
Tuu ask him if a 'fellow
r ?! ane J*
uared up there.
"Usually one is too busy to think
>f being scared," he replies.
We forgot t«> mention that while
ifficialiy he has sent down 47 Huns,
he has also defeated 23 other Oèrman
planes, hut w'as unable to ascertain
whether they were doatroyetl There
fore th«»y do not count in his score.
Yes, Maj. W. A. Bishop, V. C. D. S.
O. M. C., 23 years old, is some kid.
• S.—The initials stand for "Vic
toria Cross," "istinguished Servie«'
'rder" and the "Military Cross."
He is one of two Englishmen who
won the right to put these letters
after their name.
The other one is dead.
ON HIS DIGNITY.
Ben was 10 years old and thought it
altogether ridiculous to treat him as a
baby any longer. His father had a
lawyer friend who did not seem to have
rrived at this knowledge of Ben's
srowth. and so usually addressed him
the same way in which he had
j spoken to him five years ago.
"Well, how's ray little man today'.'"
n«* n .■'*»' - hjvW
I gentle»»" 1 »* ne , i „ l .
pea ted Ws iturs»
vour little man «
him if I «**
'•Hon." his h» 11 " s
when ho ask* » boU ' i
••Oh. I heß y» ur 18 .|4
a very dl*»®« 4
thank you "
inn Mr- smith diw
lien was grown W
attended the g p( #i
missl'-n. ««»• ' d ,rUf "
day »ml dr0 '* a per*»,
house to m»ke
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