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O. 312. Œfye fStttteBatlp $ost. BUTTE MONTANA. MONDAY. DECEMBER 31. 1917. WEATHER FORECAST M< »NT AN A PRICE FIVE CENTS IT PURCHASES OF FLOUR AND SUGAR IN THIS COMMUNITY Administration S oon to Take_ Action That Will Enforce Rigid Economy IVES SOON WILL BE BRITISH TO GIVE SERI0ÏJS ATTENTION TO PEACE PROPOSALS » ' 49 POUNDS OF R AT ONE PURCHASE of Su<*ar Will be the Largest of This Commodity That May e Bought at One Time. ey Will Call Mass Meeting of Citi Vhich the Situation Will Be Thor plained for Benefit of Public- State inistrator Atkinson Will Be in At Regulations for Government Sale d Sugar to Be Issued to All the 240 lers in the County. ontana are soon to be placed tinder limita tter of use of flour and sugar. A limit will e amount of each of these prime necessaries purchased at any one time by any family, the situation may he thoroughly understood public County Chairman William l.utey of ' division of the food administration will*call ng of citizens in the very near future, at ugh discussion of the food situation will be 1 interested parties. Prof. Alfred Atkinson, inistrator, will be present at this meeting, hich has not yet been arranged. Profes wiQ explain Montana's situation so far as it flour and sugar shortage. flour and sugar plan to euro an in the consumption in thiH district by ving and ellmioa I.utey announce# the 210 dealers In bo held. At this retailers will !>** in 1 administration a*» to bo placed upon nd sugar. *n Flour. rdai ill) t hr nt mere hunts* A Falls," «ahl Mr. t to be set upon the Is from 24% pounds family in cities and Istricts the limit will i pounds. T'p to ilate limit placed u(>on lias been received hooidiug this article for the aupiiort »erica's allies. r Limit. t upon sugar will he pmmda in cities ami five to ten pounds in Th- limits nj'.v are »ions are fixed ICI TO DHAFT SERVICE lowland S. Still man. died at his today from a knife fort. He was found s **n the floor by his uftcr midnight His he took his life be OF CITY AND COUNTY AFT BOARDS TO REGISTRANTS nd county draft boards are sending out questionnaires t of the registeied men each day. The statement be e date on which questionnaires aie mailed, the order the men included in each day's batch and the date e fiMed-out blanks must be returned. Order Numbers Time Limit City Board. For Return. ..... .2727 to 3212..................Dec 31 .......3213 to 3683..................|an. 2 .......3684 to 4126..................Jan 3 ......4127 to 4499..................Jan. 4 .......4500 to 4900..................Jan. 5 ......4901 to 5300..................Jan. 7 ......5301 to 5700..................Jan. 8 ......5701 to 6100..................Jan. 9 County Board. ....... 998 to 1180..................Dec. 31 .......1181 to 1380..................Jan. 2 .......1381 to 1580..................Jan. 3 .......1581 to 1800..................Jan. 4 ......1801 to 1945..................Jan. 5 .......1946 to 2090..................jan. 7 ......2091 to 2235..................Jan. 8 ......2236 to 2380..................Jan 9 HURRY AID TO STRICKEN CITY 100.000 Persons Are Home less as Result of Four Earthquakes. New York, Dec. 31.—An estimate of 1.000 persons dead in the earthquake ruins at Guatemala City, is conta red in a telegram received here from the Central and South American Telegraph company's manager at San Jose, Gua temala. who returned to San Jose from Guatemala City yesterday .afternoon. Washington, TVc. : : quakes which d«>st nth.. 100,000 li, toda; pro» • publi* cd fro stricken î Further American Minister Lea veil and Con sul Fee. Red Cross officials conferred wi-ii navy officials as to the supplies to be sent forward on \ merit an warships ordered to a Guatemalan seaport. While th** American diplomats .uv safe, archives of the legation and con sulate are believed to have been lost as the buildings it** reported to have been shaken lu the ground. I'noffi t'oiltil Page Thro I "GET READY TO SPRINT, YOUNG FELLER!"! r. -**■ TA* LAST MU.fr* pOiT French Veterans Sent to Italy Tear Into Teuton Line and Rout the Foe MANY POSITIONS HELD !ÎY AUSTRIANS ARE TAKEN AND 1,400 PRISONERS CAPTURED, British Successfully Repulse First Great German Attack on Cambrai Line Since the Teutons Heralded a Great Offen- sive There. Positions Taken by the Enemy in Their First Rush Retaken Today by Soldiers of General Haig. ---- Rome. Dec. 31 In the Monte Tomba region on the northern front the French have captured many positions between Osteria Di Mona- erena and Marankine, the war office announces. They also captured about 1 400 men and tiO machine guns and seven cannon. ------ • Berlin. Dec. 31 t\ ia London The British have recovered part of their lost territory on the Cambrai front near La Vacquerc. the war office announces. The losses of the British are said to have been heavy. THE FRENCH PENETRATE GERMAN LINE IN ITALY Berlin, Dec 31 French !.>r* . < the northern Italian front > took the offensive. In the s the French infantry pénétra tiontf of the Austro-German on Monte Tomba, the Germai staff announced today. COUNTER MEASURES TO OPPOSE FRENCH Vienna. Dec 31 (via London» '*oitn ter measures against the French are. in course of preparation in the Monte I Tomba area, the war office announces THE WAR SUMMARY. •rmany has struck her first dem front sterda ter noon >*1 p.*r 1 ' M ' geneva! strong blow on the since the heralding of a great offen sive and the British have held it in î heck. The attack, which resulted in heavy ftehtlu*. »as made on ,« short front on Ihe southern end of the s i lient before t'ambrai. Thu fl«rht , ,~ , ontinues. The nttukers gained „ fool hold in Itritish irem hes. but later were eje. l«d in part by younter attacks. The Her man thrust was on a from of mure than two miles betwen Man-ulna and U» Vacquerc and against positions [which the British have held since th; ' retirement after Genera) B h . - ..«fui bb.w »' »•* , i h * 'term.,,, «er.-' j held for n*' gam. but on either nut of the assaulting front they .-ntered th » , British front line. The British conn ' ter attacks drove the Germans from part of these positions and resulted l ' s,! * n **** capture of some prisoners. Jlkriin claims that front line positions j and a "few hundred" prisoners woes „aptured. On Ypres Line j The Germans also have been active .»t other points along the front bjt NEW YEAR CELEB« TO BE I MODERATE ONE New Yurk. Dec 31 The new year will Ik* welcomed in New York after Ihe tushion of former years that Iihn made the celebration au event of in tcruational interest, except that tonight the war pro luises to place its stamp of modération on the conviviality of the .célébrants. Hotel and restaurant menu card.*», in most instances, offer nothing that docs not bear the stamp of the food administration's approval, and the high prices prevailing for wines mid the 1 o'clock closing order indicated that New Year's toasts will be drunk in iess generous portions. Watch parties and entertainments for soklier* and sailors have been ar ranged in gre.it number. 'ALLIES URGED II C T(1 TflKF j ; Meant Earlier Action by Amer ican Troops. Gen. Crozier Testifies. Wil 31.—The ■ > • ; i ! i war inquiry again was turned to the era I Crosier was permitted to take the stand again to reply to recent state ments made by Col. Isaac Lewis, in ventor of the Lewis machine gun. re jected by the war department in favor of the Browning type. Colonel Lewis, who testified De<\ 22. denied that he first offered his in vention t** the British government and asserted he repeatedly had tendered his patents without profits to the American government. He said Gen eral Crosier prevented «he accentance of the Lewis gun in 1911 and 1912 when it had been favored by General Wood, then chief of staff He also told the committee that more recently ho had made attempts to present the government with checks for his roy alties on orders for guns and these had been blocked for a time by Gen eral Croaicr. Reads a Statement. Kefor« beginning. General Crozier asked to be put under oath and then real a prepared statement, dealing first with borrowing artillery from the al lies for General Pershing's forces. Desire to make America's forces of actual aid on the front as soon as pos Continued l'âge Five. AMERICAN EXPORTS MORE THAN 56,090,000,016 Washington. Dec. 31.—America's ex 1 i*orts were estimated toda'. at the de partment of commerce to have passed ihe 16,000,960.960 mark in 1917. a n «**v ! high record. Imports were less than ' 9*3.00»» ooo.ooo. ;»nd the trade 'valance In : favor of the United States probably I will be more than 93.159,999 j900. (||(J|| PRBIliF HAM OF BOLSHEVIK! Two London Correspondents Fail to Agree in Con clusions. ONE DECLARES PARTY IS SAVING THE COUNTRY ! Other Insists Trotzky and Le nine Are Direct Agents of Germany. ---- London, D«c. 31 -Th e Boisheviki j government is extremely efficient 1 energetic and decisive though faced by noisy opposition from the privileg ed classes who are doing all they can to check it by sabotage and übel, ac cordmg to th. Potrogr.d correspond. ent of the Daily News. The corres .pondent, who has just returned to Petrograd after a lengthy visit in Englsnd, say« that the city is more I orderly than for some months before ! the Bolsheviki took ccntrof The peo ! pie may not like the Boish.v.k, h e , th snt declares, but tney obey them startling alacrity and the govern is based on real force. The constituent «s^enil ly. 1 he i répondent hears, will u eet as oh delegate« from I'kr.iin c arrive haps in 10 days. He SSCI is whatever is the decision of i h« lit* Sfmbly as constit will not alter 1 of Russian poli eakening h.>DV\ suit eaken it In . 1 » dealings Prevent Anarchy 1 in anarchy favorable does not believe that such f.»i available. fie writes emhuniiK about Leon Trotsky, the Bols foreign minister, who told him the war would be decided b\ rather than military pressure. Ti is quoted as saying: "The German democracy loo the Ru ntin • 22. ALIEN ENEMY ELECTED MAYOR IS COURT CHARGE Incumbent Says Mayor-Elect Won by 850 Alien En emy Votes. ln,li.*r.a polis. 1 ivy. 31.—l-'rrd , ' Miller, Herman alien enemy and may or-elect ,,f Michigan rity. Ind . ,s here I, î, lay tu appear la-fore Federal Judge .\nderson to answer charges liled I, y Martin T Krueger, present mayor, seeking to enjoin Miller from taking î dice Jan. 7. Mayor Krueger alleges Miller is in eligible to take office because he is not a citizen ami that his election was ob tained through the von« of <50 alien enemies. PLOWING ON LAST DAY OF YEAR, HIS UNIQUE W0R1 Silver Bow County Rancher is Planting Rye and Expects to Keep Up Good Work Until the Weather Changes. While New York shivered and many people there were freezing to d*-a t h yesterday. F. L St. Onge a rancher, iiving one mile this side *,f the Nine Mile, plowed two acres of ground and this morning is planting the Harne in rye. Today Mr. St. * >nge plans to break and plant three more acrw and. if present weather conditions continue, will plant at the rate of from two to three acre« daily. He owns 160 acres just outside of Butte. THE POST SUBSCRIPTION RATES DATING JAN. 1, 1918. 60 cents a month. $3.50 in advance, for six months. $6.50 in advance, for one year. MIV[f|NN|ENT TO ME ft SERIOUS AND REASONED OFFICIAL REPLY Llovd George to Confer With French Premier Before Drafting Answer. BOLSHEVIKI AND TEUTONS ,SEEK TO GET ALLIES IN In American Circles Proposals Are Regarded With SUSpiClOfl --- London. Dec 31. The Man ehester Guar dian savs it is the ; ntentjon of the British govern . . . J® ment, when the Austro-German terms of peace are presented offi cially. to return a serious and rea son ed replv Premier Lloyd <?eor K e has arranged to visit nance, according to the news . paper, to confer with Premier ; Clemenceau on this subject. A usir pc:» j outline to :tr.. thus** presented by the tativ. s of th«* central power* legotiaiion* with the Russians l-Litovsk These negotiations Lerrupted for 10 days to give nte allies opportunity to state they would join in them The I point in th** Austro-German of peace terms was the *»~ » of t h** Russian formula »C •xations or indemnities MOST FAVORED NATION CLAUSE FIGURES IN PACT , London. I >e« . 31 -In addition to the points set forth in yesterday's ad 'ic** s from Best-Lit*.vsk regarding it»« provisional agreement between the representatives of Russia and the central powers, another « lause i?- in • u.Mjed. the pre< s.. meaning of which i» l *t . b ar A Reuter dispatch from Amsterdam gives the «lause thus It was «greed that both leg illy and economica!1 on* country should riot K. twitted less favorably by another 'ban r.y third country which camrot • W»e tl to treaty rights. The German wireless version of this Tiu KILLED IN TRANCE is. !i, 31 avi tmencan au.r w: î 'S killed yesterday while rnak b'g a t*- -t Might at an av iation center before Frêne h and American pilots and observation aviators. Although th wind was »lowing violently ho trad- ;• loop successfully, but on at Umpting to repeat the fall he fell tie was dying when picket! up. but in sisted on reporting to his American c.«rr.rades with his last breath the ob servations he had made. "1 have lived on this ranch U years.' »aid Mr St c»nge. Th the most unusual winter in th« years and the m.wt remarkable w* er for I>eeem»>er I have ev witn« during my St years of reaiden* Montana "T have S.» acre* p la Diet 1 alre«d> yur and plan to have 50 acre* ph before winter sets in " Mr. St. Onge uses most of his for g rasing purpose«. He says grazing was never better and then* is but little occasion to buy 'Silver Bow ranchers are the fortunate in the suite this year declared "All records «houle broken, thanks to the weather e tiens. "