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OUIET LIFE NOW
Former Russian Dictator
Writing a Book. Takes
Life Easy and Has Won
derful Reserve Power.
By EDWIN HIULLINGER
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
London. Dec. 26.--(By Mail.)
Alexander Kerensky, former dictator
of Russia, is living quietly in the
home of a friend on Cambridge Stairs
terrace, by Regent Park, in London.
In his little study, which he oc
cupies a large part of the day, he
is preparing his memoirs, re-reading
and re-studying documents which
once represented the destiny of Rus
sia, and dictating to his Russian ste
nogralpher, who can write shorthand
in four languages.
Kerensky has just finished a book
on the Korniloff mutiny.
He seldom goes outside his friend's
beautiful, cozy little house. Once
every day he walks alone through
the winding, graveled paths of Re
gent park just a.cross the road.
lie likes music, plays the piano
fairly well., and sings. He knows by
heart an enormous volume of Russianll
vocal music. Often he sits at the
piano in the little parlor on the see
ond sitoy, anld sings through one
Russian iiastelr after aunother.
Sometiimes he stops singing to
think of his wife and two little boys,
hostages in Mloscow, imprisoned by
the bolsheviki soon after the great
debacle, and later released from pris
on when Mrs. Kereusky signedl a
piledge they would not leave Russia.
It is an exquisite little room, this
second-floor parlor, finished in gray,
with a monster white polar bear rug
on middle of the floor, several big
gray-ulphllolstered cushiony arlmchairs
and 'a wontiderfil couchl into which
you sink as into a feather bed when
you sit, down..
One wall is a bank of French win
dows, through which creep the gray
lights of a London dlay. A fire in a
fireplace at one end gives a homey
touch to the scene.
Kerensky was a lawyer in Russia
before the revolution. lHe is still in
terested in law and devotes part of
his time to legal questions.
He is a mian of remarkable person
ality. He has a smile that wins you
at first meeting, a real, 'friend-like
smile that convinces you right away
he is interested in you. He is direct
and unaffected. lie talks immedi
ately to the point, like an American
business man, without flourish.
IIe has a wonderful reserve power.
Hils face is sentilive and extremely
expressive. He can look the most
delightfully amused one moment and
the next the moIst tremendously so
ber. Like most leaders of men, he
focuses his mind colmpletely upon
each separate incident, and never al
lows his perception of the present in
stant to be clouded by hang-over im
pressions from the past.
The Butte Rod and Gun club mem
bers turned out yesterday and tried
their luck with the clay birds with
varying success. While the day was
a trifle windy for good shooting, the
members had a good afternoon of it
anyhow. Williams and Bennett of
Deer Lodge and West of Billings,
were among the out-of-town shoot
ers. There were five 20-bird events
and one of 12 pairs. The next shoot
will be in Anaconda, Feb. 2. The
W illiams ..........18 10 17 15 15
O'Brien ............19 20 16 19 18 1 ;
Morley ..............18 18 S1 14 20 .
Weatherwax ....17 17 18 18 17 20
Smith ............18 18 18 19 20 la
Scribner ............12 17 19 16 17 I
Bennett ............12 15 1 5 15 17 ...
Bruce ............12 10 10 1:1.
IMcLeod ............11 12 9 10 .
Morgan ..............15 15 18 15 18 .
Willoughby ......13 13 18 14 15
Itenfro ..............17 17 20 20 20 21,
Maillet .................. 10 8 12 14 11
SALE AT THE
17 W. PARK
John McLean of Scotland
land Will Challenge U. S.
Delegates and Demand
Release of Prisoners.
John McLean, member of the in
dependent labor party of Great.
Britain, was sentenced to five years'
penal servitude for his activities in
the great munitions strike last year.
He served nine months of his sen
tence and was then released owing
to the demand of the Scottish and
English workers. McLean was ap
pointed some time ago by the soviet
government to be its ambassador to
Upon his release he addressed the
following letter to President Wilson:
Woodrow Wilson, President U. S.
A., Sir: You are here in Europe to
negotiate a "demobratic peace" as
a democrat. If so, I wish you to
prove your sincerity by releasing
Tom Mooney, Billings, Debs, Hay
wood and all others at present in
prison as a consequence of their
fight for working class democracy
since the United States participated
in the war.
The working class democracy of
Britain forced the cabinet to release
ne from Peterhead prison, where I
was undergoing a five years' sen
tence under D. O. R. A. (defense of
the realm act).
I therefore write as an ease to my
conscience and a repayment to the
world's working class democracy to
release my above-mentioned friends
The Clyde workers will send me as
one of their delegates to the coming
peace conference, and there, inside
or outside the conference hall, I
shall challenge your U. S. A. dele
gates if my friends are not released.
After that I shall tour America
until you do justice to the rea.l
American champions of democracy.
Yours in deadly earnest,
42 Auldhouse Road,
Newlands, Glasgow, Scotland.
The following letter was sent to
Miss Eleanor Fitzgerald, secretary of
the New York council of the Inter
national Workers' defense league:
Dear Madam: I am directed by the
Glasgow Trades and Labor council
to inform you that the undernoted
resolution was unanimously passed
by the council on Wednesday, Dec.
"The Glasgow Trades and Labor
council joins in protesting against
the continued imprisonment of T. J.
Mooney and others and demands new
trials or immediate release. One hun
dred thousand trades unionists in
this city protest against the unscrup
ilous methods of trumping up evi
dence and ask you to convey to Amer
ica's president our demand for jus
I was accordingly instructed to
cable to you the foregoing resolution,
which I hope you have received, and
I shall be pleased to have an acknowl
dtgement of the resolution from you.
I have to inform you also that a
large demonstration in the interests
of labor was held in the St. An
drew's halls on Dec. 6, when the fol
lowing resolution was unanimously,
passed by the audience inside the
St. Andrew's halls and the overflow
meeting outside. These meetings rep
resented rather more than 10,000
workers, and the resolution referred
to, and which was unanimously car
ricd, was moved by Robert Smlllie,
president of the British Miners' fed
eration, as follows:
"Resolved, That this meeting in
the St. Andrew's halls, numbering,
with the overflow meeting, 10,000
workers, protest against the life sen
tence on Tom Mooney and desire to
associate ourselves with the Ameri
can Federation of Labor in respect
to a compromise of penal servitude,
and further declare that Tom Mooney
is either guilty or he Is innocent; and
be it therefore
"Resolver, That the workers of
Scotland demand the release of Tom
Mooney or we shall judge the Amer
ican democracies by the final out
come of the fate of Tom Mooney."
You may take it that the labor
movement in Britain is with the la
bor movement in America in their
demand that Mooney and his fellow
trade unionists must not be allowed
to rot in prison, and will continue
to agitate and demonstrate until they
are released. Yours truly,
GIVE THANKS FOR THE
"DRYNESS" OF NATION
Butte Ministers Take Occa
sion to Give Thanks for
Butte ministers of various faiths
and denominations yesterday, as a
rule, took occasion to give thanks
from their pulpits for the coming of
nation-wide prohibition. Several
had sermons touching on the subject
and purporting to give a glimpse into
the future. The consensus of opin
ion was that not only had a great
victory been won by the workers in
the prohibition cause, but that its
effect would resolve itself into per
The revival services at several ot
the local churches are progressin_
satisfactorily and are being well at
tended. The musical features are not
being overlooked and the evenings
are made as attractive as possible.
It is understood that the churches
of the city intend to co-operate as far
as within their power, with the other
organizations of the city in caring
for the returning soldiers and sailors
in whatever manner the churches
may be of assistance.
NOW TEAT WE
HAVE WON WAR
Have you lost your job yet?
Do you still have to depend
upon a boss for the right to work?
Dp you receive thle full value of
Can you buy msore with your
wages than you coull before?
Does the plute still splash mud
on your shoddy jeans as he
whizzes past in his limousine?
Do you continue to eat by price
rather than by desire?
Have you taken the time to
calculate how mich YOU and
YOUR ('LASS haver gained-NOW
THAT WE HAVE WON THE
Annual Get-Together of Sil
ver Bow Law School
Takes Place at Thornton
Hotel. One of Largest Yet..
Forty graduates, undergraduates
and guests of the Silver Ilow law
school gathered Raturday eve
ning at the Thornton hotel, when the
annual banquet of the institution
The function was one of the most
successful enjoyed by friends and at
taches of the school in several years.
There was a note of pathos when ref
erence was made to those who, once
students of the school, have given up
their lives on the battlefields of
The banquet was presided over by
Attorney I. G. Denny, dean of the
school. In his opening remarks he re
ferred with feeling td the gatherings
of past years and stated it was a mat
ter of personal pride with him that
so many graduates of the institution
had since distinguished themselves
in the practice of law. Mr. Denny
outlined the value of a legal training
and declared it one of the essentials
of a successful busi less man. HI-e
stated that lawyers, o'r men versed in
law, were at the head of most gov
ernment departments and also are
found in the lead in business enter
"'The American Lawyer."
The first speaker on the list was
Attorney Sam Adelstein, recently re
turned from army service, who had
a.s his topic, "The American Law
yer." Mr. Adelstein said in part:
"The record of Anmerica unfolds a
history of proud achievements of the
lawyer in the building of its institu
tions, both in peace atd in war. The
community looks to him for wise
guidance in public affairs, just as the
individual confides in him, confident
that his advice will ]make for secur
ity in private matters. The service
performed by lawyers in times of
peace stands as a conspicuous model
of devotion to the cause of peace, ex
ercising an influence on the mind of
the body politic whiclt makes for re
spect the machinery and operation
of the government. Ife thus has had
a direct and powerful part in the his
tory and institutions of the United
States. The. lawyer it home helped
this country both in the quiet of his
office and upon the public platform,
acting as a financial guide to the
people and to the conmmunity, teach
ing them how they should lay their
wealth, their abilities, their posses
sions upon the altar of national sac
The League of Naitions" was the
subject discussed by Attorney
Qualifications of Iawyer.
Attorney I)enig r. a recett grad
uate of the school, s;pike on the legal
prolfession :s a oea tion. IT. I)eni
ger pointed out that thlie essettiials of
a lawyer are a g;ool lIandanit ntal ed
ucatlonl, upEtallnding mlolal stamllina,
character, integrity and honesty,
and must h;:ve a t torough knowl
edge of the underlyin g principles of
law, besidcs a familiarity with the
massive sll tpr srutl Itne.
Mr. lDenigcr advised tyros in the
study of the law to learn well every
tittle as they proceed. and not to
"bite it off in chunhl,'' for it may
be swallowed in Ihis form, but will
Attorney 1D. Wi(ttnberg spoke
briefly of the history of the school
and then digressed to consideration
of the league of nations as opened u.
in Mr. O'Neill's address. Mr. Witten
berg delved into history to show that
all witrs have been caused hv tin
necessary nmisunderotandings crt
cerning the characteristics of negn
boring nations, which misund ýr
standing Is fanned by warlike agita
tors. He believed that nations should
be as able to settle their differences
without bloodshed as well as two lit
igants who take their case to the
Alnong the addresses was on' by
Attorney E. D. Eldetkin, who spoke
on the enviable standing held in so
ciety by the legal profession.
Brief speeches were made by At
torneys Earl Blodgett, John Emigh,
John Georglades. Tom Campbell,
president of the Metal Mine Workers'
union, a student of the school, also
delivered a short address.
Bulletin Phone No. Is 52
Stevens & Mnley Hall
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 22
Come and enjoy the finest
music in town. Dancing every.
Wednesday and Sattrday.
PRIZE .AWJutZ e
BORAH JUMPS ON
MR. HOOVER OF
Says Packers Made 47 Per
Cent in 1917. Feeding
Europe While America's
Washington, Jan. 20. -- After
many hours of debate, the senate
failed Saturday night to reach' a vote
on the bill, already passed by the
house, appropriating $10e0,00,000,00
for European famine relief, as urged
by President Wilson.
Despite the outspoken, opposition
of some members, republican and'
democratic leaders expressed the be-:
lief that tho measure would be put
through today. They had hoped to
pass it before adjournment Saturday
Democratic Leader Martin and
Senator Lodge spoke in favor of the
measure, while Senator Borah of Ida
ho and Kenyon of Iowa, republicans,
led the opposition.
The opposition largely was based
on alleged lack of authority by con
gress to appropriate money, raised
from the people by taxation, for Eu
ropean charity and also because, it
was asserted, sufficient information
justifying the appropriation had not
been furnished congress.
Objection to feeding peoples of
enemy countries also was raised and
the senate adopted an amendment by
Senator Lodge, adding Austria,
Turkey and Bulgaria, besides Ger
many, to the countries which shall
not share in distribution of the
funds. The Lodge amendment pro
vides, however, that it shall not pre
vent fMod distribution to the peoples
of Armenia, Syria, Greece and the
Christian and Jewish people under
the yoke of enemy governments.
Hoover Sharply Attacked.
During the debate, Herbert Hoov
er, American food administrator,
was sharply attacked by Senators
Borah and Kenyon. Under Mr. Hoov
er's administration, Senator Boralh
said, the packers had made larger..
profits in 1917 than ever before and
he demanded that President Wilson
have the European work placed in
the hands of someone more respons
ive to taxpayers' interests.. In sup
port of the bill, Senator Martin cited,
precedents, dating, back to 1912, of
similar relief appropriations, by con
gress, and Senator 'Lodge said the
$100,000,000 appropriation Was nec
essary to carry out the general work
of this nation in concluding the war.
Giving Away Money.
Opposition ' eVeloped irmmediately
after Senator' Martin called up the
Senator Martin said suqhi reliq. ap
propriations had been taade many
Senator Kehyon declared he did
not believe it proper that the peo
ple of this 'o.tntry should be com
pelled to giv&: to 'a charity fund for
the aid of foreign nations, and that
the relief ,,should be carried out
through private subscriptions. lie
contended that congress had no tight
to take the money of the people by
taxation for charity outside the coun
Referring to President Wilson's
statement that food would stop bol
shevism. Senator Kenyon declared:
"You will stop the bolsheviki, not
by feeding them, but by removing in
Situation at Home.
Before giving relief to Europe, the
situation in the United States should
be considered, Senator Kenyon said,
adding that 200,000 men are out of
enployment in the United States and
that there are inadequate hospital
facilities to care t3r the returned
Senator Borah aid it was impos
sible for b'm to support the bill be
cause of the connection Hlerbert
Iloover would have with the dis;posi
tion of the funds.
While press di: pabehes have de
scribed sitmering at homq for lack
of food, the I-idahlo senator said, the
packers tadmitted that the'r war
profits wt re 47 p, r tent on capital
invested. P:tssage of the bill, hlie as
serted, would incr-are packers'
profits, lie conttt(ded it would be
unjust to hold t lihe president re
:ponsible for propl'r r lief d-rtribu
tion, as he would , It' knLow how the
slOney Wtt. sient..
FARIM LOAN DEMAND IS
IN EXCESS OF FUNDS
Two and Half Million Placed
by Commissioners. Ap
plications Are Filed.
Helena, Jan. 20.-There has been
loaned by the board of land com
missioners to farmers of Montana an
aggregate of $2,400,870 since the
inauguration of the system of mak
ing farm loans. This is shown by the
report of Sidney Miller, register of
state lands, under date of Jan. 16.
The total number of mortgages now
of record to secure these loans is
There are 57 mortgages unfin
ished, amounting to $128,300, which
have been accepted by applicants and
placed on record. The number of ap
plicants for loans pending is 657,
their total being $1,423,650.
The report show there is on hand
for investment $430,025.80, so that
the amount applied for exceeds the
amount available for loans by al
During December the investments
made aggregated $166,827. Of that
amount $84,4u0 was i* farm loans,
$60,000 in United Statg bonds and
the remainder in scho. fin .
Bulletin Boosters should patroniae
B lletin a4vertiso rs. .
MONTANA'S LARGEST U-NION AILORS
A Remarkable Money Saving Event Starts Tomorrow
OUR ANNUAL CLEAN-UP SALE
Custom Tailored Suits
EVERY WINTER WEIGHT FABRIC IN THE HOUSE WILL BE CLOSED OUT
AT A REMARKABLE SACRIFICE
$5to $15 on Every Garment
This is the annual sale men wait for, because they know it is real. Men who have
come in the past will come again now, for they know we use only the best of
fabrics-GUARANTEED ALL WOOL (not commercially, but by the acid test).
Expert tailors will take your individual measurements. Each suit will be cut out
separately and finished in the same careful manner that has always characterized
our high quality custom tailored garments.
And Remember:-Our own guarantee
goes with every suit. You must be satisfied or you
need not take the suit when finished
AND NOT ONLY are the fanbiec the newest and the hest, buit the tailoring is par
excelleince. The insie trimmiings, the liriingin s, the buttons and the silk thiredL
are car'eftllhy selected. ;e cotlii have easilyv reduticed the price, bt \\e believe
thit iilite n who wan\i lt siits lllul ti orltlet , a'nt higih qlt. tih lty. and th f lil s whalt we
will give then.
Leave Your Order Now-Don't Delay!
ANSONIA 62 WEST
Four Men With Drawn Re
volvers Take $400 and
Watches of Patrons at
Former Hog Ranch.
Shortly before 8 o'clock last night
four men held up the Mountain View
hotel, known to many in Butte as the
"Hog Ranch," and took $400 in
money and several watches belong
ing to 10 patrons who were in the
dance hall at the time.
They came in a small automobile
and, placing handkerchiefs over
their faces, drew revolvers and or
dered everyone in the place to give
up their money and jewelry. Accord
ing to Mrs. Fitzgerald, proprietress,
the men acted as if -they knew the
place and had been there before. She
described them to the police, who
arrived some time after the holdup,
and Chief Jere Murphy and Chief of
Detectives Morrissey were on the
One was very short and the other
three were quite tall and, according
to witnesses, they spoke in broken
English while relieving the patrons
of their valuables.
During the holdup one of the men
told Mrs. Fitzpatrick's daughter that
if she moved he would kill her, and
she begged him not to shoot, telling
him that she had two children. He
then spoke to one of his companions
in a foreign language and the woman
stated she thought him a Greek or
Austrian. After the holdup the 'men
jumped into the automobile ' and
came towards the city. They have
not been apprehended.
WILSON PLANS A
VISIT TO FRONT
Paris, Jan. 20.-All arrangements
have been made for President Wil
son's visit to the American battle
fields and to some of the devastated
regions of northern France, but the
time has not been fixed. The visits
w11 depend wholly on the procedure
of the peace conference and the turn
of affairs in the meetings.
It now appears the president's via
it to Brussels will be deferred until
he is ready to depart for home.
The House of flood
Hardware, Paints, Glass,:
Plumbing Goods, Dairy
Phone 56. 221 E.
TEAM IS WINNER
Miner Aggregation Is De
feated at Marquette Al
leys by 63 Points. Want a
The Butte Daily Post team defeat
ed the team from the Miner at the
Marquette alleys yesterday two out
of three games, but the Broadway
team is anxious for a return game.
VWuerth of the Miner team had high
score and high average, while Mori
arity, also of the Miner team,
showed excellent form.
The scores follow:
Dunn ............. 137 169 114--2 420
Donnelly .......... 164 116 141- 421
E. Hocking...... 119 134 145- 398
Nichols ............ 144 155 122- 421
W. V. Weigand 126 148 165- 439
Totals ......... 690 722 687-2099
Kramer .......... 151 87 122- 360
Glass ............. 144 135 135- 414
Wuerth .......... 164 191 106- 461
Evans ........... 95 143 112- 350
Moriarity ........ 155 131 165- 451
Totals .......... 709 687 640-2036
SECOND SEMESTER AT
,MINES SCHOOL TODAY
New Course for Soldiers En
ables Them to Make
Work in the second semester com
menced at the State School of rines
this morning with practically the
same registration as at the end of
the first half year. Courses and
studies will be about the .same.
Beginning next week the school
will start: a special semnester for re
turned soldiers which will continue
through the summer to enable men
who have been in service to complete
a year's work and begin with their
class next fall.
TURKS NAME MEN
TO THE CONFERENCE
Geneva, Switzerland, Jan. 20.--
The congress of Turkish liberals as
sembled in this city has delegated
Sheriff Pasha to attend the Paris
peace conference and given him full
powers to act. He has been in
structed to present the rights and
claims of the Trukish people and
also to take up the question of food
for Turkey. , .
Sounds Good, but Only Time
Will Tell Whether It Is
Not a Scheme to Fool the
(Special United Press Wire.)
Washington, Jan. 20.-The pro
grant of the progressives in congress
is rapidly forming. The essentials
of their program are: (1) immediat.
and adequate liquidation by the gov
ernment of obligations to returning
soldiers and sailors. (2) Prompt
meeting of the unemployment prob
lem, followed by a scientific, nation
al handling of the question of em
ployment as a permanent govern
ment policy. (3) Severance of Amer
ica's intimate relations with Euro
pean affairs at the earliest possible
moment. (4) inauguration, as speed
ily as necessary care in the legisla
ture will permit, of domestic poli
cies designed to increase democracy
in the United States.
These four items cover a multitude
of closely related questions, the pro
gressives say. Borah, Johnson, Ken
yon and Cummings are leaders of the
progressive group. On the first point,
the progressive idda is that the men
who went over seas to give their
lives, if need be, in the defense of
liberty, should receive the maximum
consideration from the nation: Vo
cational training, jobs for soldiers
and sailors and rehabilation to the
fullest degree of the wounded, are
among the planks of the progressive
platform. After the present unem
ployment difficulty is met, the pro
gressives favor preparedness to meet
the periodical unemployment by col
lecting data which will enable the
federal employment service to place
surplus labor where it is needed
without delay. Point three involves
the speedy return of American sol
diers, both from Erance and German
field operations and from Russia,
leaving to Europe her own policing,
if any is needed. The fourth point
vision of tax laws; industrial welfare
legislation, wire ;regulation. immi
gratton, encourageinent of American
industry and business and everything
possible to bring American worket'.
a period of contentment and prosper
For meats with that de
licious flavor, the kind that
make you sorry when your
meal is finished, phone 1505.
MAST PARK AND ORANT.
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