Newspaper Page Text
WORLD PEACE CONGRESS IS COMPELLED TO
.I G.NIZE TIE BOISHEV
Business Office ........ 52 TODAY'S-RE RUN
Editorial Roos ..... ...29200
VOIUMIE 1.-NUMBEIRI 13. I ll . T.l ''ANAI'ItIISIIAY.A Ay ? 1 . PRICE FIVE CENTS
GENERAL STRIKE FEB. 1
WIILL BE VOTED ON BY SEATTLE WORKERS
SHIPYARD STRIKE IS SPREADING
AS METAL TRADES GAIN SUPPORT BY
CONFERRING WITH AND APPEALING
TO NORTHWEST CRAFT UNIONS
(Special United Press Wire to The Bulletin.)
Seattle, Jan. 23.-Seattle labor unions are today commenc
ing a referendum on the question of a general strike here Feb.
1, in sympathy with the walkout of 30,000 shipyards workers.
The central labor council last night passed resolutions calling
on all unions to take a ballot of their members. Numerous
leaders made appeals for the elimination of craft lines, organ
Ized labor declaring that the revolution within the labor move
ment will not reform labor activities.
A great organization of the country's workers that could dic
tate to the government was freely predicted as the outcome of
the present labor unrest.
Alleged I. W. W. who crowded the gallery attempted to
break into the meeting on numerous occasions, being repeated
ly threatened with eviction by the angry delegates on the floor.
Mention of the Russian bolsheviki at one time brought
storms of cheers from both the floor and the gallery.
LABORERS OF TACOMA PROPOSE A
COUNCIL OF WORKERS AND SOLDIERS
.a(com(a, Itu n. 22.--A local \ .orkersi' comltucil, composed of
soldiers, sailors and wo'rknten, wvill he organizedl at a special
strike meetinig lat.e this atl'ler oo, , tlhe slipyards sltrike co1n
inlittee this evening ai.ornouniced.
Action \\ill lie taken at. the meeting owa\\d extelsionr of the
strike tol influrde all trades andl crafts ill the city, witlh the an
Inoolnced inttention of c'ompleletely paralyzinig T'(acoma; itldusrtry.
II, is learned through official soi.,rces that the governinentl's
altitllle iin the present. (controversy will be to allow ship con
strrctioo of 'Puget Sound to come to aln indefinite standstill
ralther thanu assume the in.creased cost of constructrion entailed
by the increrase ini wages demandled.
Secretary SnItton of Ihe strike committee declared that ir
such position 'is t aken it. will not onnly be answered by a gen
eral strike here but by a. (tdetrlnnd of the go)ver'nme.elrnt to imme
diately provide employmnent for all men made i(loe by the walk
Announllcements of the proposed workers' connedmic of sol
diers, sailor's and worker's included the strike con()lllliltee's
sltatement that. the demands of the work.ing class would be
rmade a.s ia class" anid that "wt e pltil o1urselves oni recor'd as de
nalndirg somie of the dem.ncracy ianrped on so glibly (duiring the
war, the first princille oif owhich is Imor'e nro.v in o1el ei' to
Two Seattle Firms
Meet Men's Demands
(Special United Press Wire.)
Seattle, Jan. 22.--With 30,000
men involved in the strike, every
steel shipyard is closed here this eve
ning and all wooden yarms are shut
down with the exception of two,
where desultory operations are pro
gressing by a few carpenters, in
structed by their unions to stay on
Indications are that even these
will be completely closed soon. The
Metal Trades council, which cahsed
the tieup, will go before the Central
Labor council tonight to ask the in
dorsement and support of that body.
Of the 150 contract shops affected
by the strike, two are reported to
have signed the agreement demanded
by the striking men, a $6 to $8 wage
for all workers, from mechanics to
TACOMA CENTRAL BODY ENDORSES
WORKERS', SOLDIERS' AND SAILORS'
COUNCILS---ALSO METAL TRADES STRIKE
(Special United Press Wire.)
Tacoma, Jan. 23.-The central labor council has endorsed
the Soldiers', Sailors' and Workers' council, which was form
ed yesterday. The action of the Metal Trades council in call
icj-the shipyards strike was also endorsed.
Strike May Spread
to Other Industries
(Special United Press Wire.)
Tacomp, Jan. 22.-The spread of
the shipyards strike here to other
trades and industries is possible.
Since Tuesday's walkout of the metal
trades there is considerable talk of
a general strike.
The Building Trades and the Cen
tral Labor councils were askqd last
night to indorse the strike.
it is intimated that unions affili
ated with these may take advantage
of the present situation to demand
increased wages. It is reported that
the butchers and other unions, who
lost their strikes during the past
year, will renew their demands.
A socialist leader, a former candi
date for mayor, made a revolutionary
talk on "Government by Workers."
RUSSIAN FACTIONS TO BE HEARD
BY WORLD CHAMBER. OF COMMERCE
AT PRINCESS ISLANDS FEBRUARY 15
IF MILITARY OPERATIONS CEASE
lPalri. ., lnll. 2:.--- T'lte s c plm'(, nu cn eil o, I t e .l'mial I)(\\''owers l as moved l ( I , ite theit(' I'c'
lionsiJ of distr i'cted l tuss i,. riI l Inlehe t into < he, i tea t(e cong ress.
They unal imoi sly l ttoe rteduie ri a roposiiiorr aiuskier ail the Russijut ( I li n s, ii. hling he
iolsihevists. , Ito meel thre alli(l and socia-lotedl g\overIt l nt s l at 'kncess Isinlltl , ,ion Fi eb. I 15, th
i nteingle .'actiont stntlliie decIli. t il..ia tr e land sts aeluling arll nililary oplali.i.s.
The rlussialln commission will t ',oe'el to the iIeInt.ing plinel', l,'robhly.l nn it \\'wsthillC wl. y '
-i tenerat.l Plers. hingi`, the Amtrien'u' l Iomru nder, -iin-chiefl ', lb.ts Ib n , (,m <l l. i l )' ris. It is.
expectetl Ih+ w\ill Ibe t lhe Alrerl'illl mlililtary me l)(ber of Ithe ill (jin t lll lluissill.
ing the first tuIneo lhe voice of the Uniled Stales hbal l ,ken arty ireiinr iin the co, erl, oI' l,.ur
opean powers on tile most serious ]Eutrope. qu-'lJestinn ni .r presented.
Princes. islands consist of a group of nine s. . ll islands in le S t h , of iNll m l''rom.n 1)
ilatter are a naval tademy amidl a (reek schiool of. Theology. 'tl'he lpitlublii of the islatnds
inumbers iliiabout 10.0l )) fIir lhe m.i s i atr (tireks, ''.nks I. il AI'tileoi;ij s.
'The president of the United
States, the prime ministers and the
foreign ministers of the allied and
associated powers and the Japanese
representatives met at the Quai
l'Orsay yesterday. afternoon and ap
proved the proposal of President
Wilson, which reads as follows:
"The single object the representa
tives of the associated powers have
had in mind in their discussions of
the course they should pursue with
Engineers, Supported by
Central Body, Asks Legis
lature for Relief. Civic
Bodies May Act.
The recent raise in the scale of thel
Physicians' combine, amounting in
some instances to 100 per cent, has
caused much adverse comiment
throughout the city. Coming at a
time when so many men are out of
work and so much sickness prevail
ing, the action of the medicos is con
sidered particularly ill-advised.
Even with the H. C. of L. main
taining its ascendency, with the shy
the limit, the new scale of the pill
peddlers, coupled with the expenses
incidental to the last sad rites, it is
now debatable whether or not it is
not cheaper to live than to become
sick and die.
The Engineers' union took action
in the matter in the shape of resolu
tions to be presented to the legisla
ture, supported by the Silver Bow
(Continued om Page EIghlt.)
regard to tussia has been to hell)
the Russian people, not to hinder
themi or to inlterfere in any iman;ner
with their right to settle their own
fflairs; in thelir ownl way.
'"They retard the iRussian people
as their friends, not their enemies,
and are willing to help thlli ill any
way they mre willing to he helped.
It is clear to them that tite troubles
A report was circulated in
Butte today, through the me
dium of a local stock exchange,
that 150,000 coal miners were
on strike at Yorkshire, Eng.
This is probably the begin
ning of a general strike in
England, which may lead to
revolution and the overthrow
of the bureaucracy.
GAS DEALERS ADMIT
THEY'RE IN COMBINE
H.ehl:na. Jan. 23.---Local retail
gasoline dlalers admitted today that
they Ihid formed a "combine" for
the paurt. of fixing and regulating
prices, awlrding to Senator Edward
P. ('. ltffman and Williani J.
Swendl.an testified to this effect
when e\.,ua.ined by the joint price
investigal!Int committee, of whiqh
Senator :uoith is chairman.
The lrop ,'dings were veiled in se
crecy, fr uI, wspaper men and others
interest,,i a.-re not admitted.
(SpIi:l United Press Wire.)
Berlin, alan. 23.-_Beril is today
withou!t rt'et railway transporta
tion. it wrae Ipractically lightless Tueq
day night as the result of striking
electric pw'r emaployes. Many big
restaurall.lnt are crosed. Others are
lighted bully With gas. The streets
are dark. 'Te gpvenPment has dis.
connected all tebpJoaes in the coat
mierelfl dis't ict. ";.. .
a.n(l distress of thie .ussi an people
will steadily increase, hunger and
rivation of (overy kind be(collml)e mIore
ani(d more acute(, m0ore widespread
atnd more( ilmpossibile to relievo In-
les; olrd.l is rel;-ored n(1(d normal
con(litions o( :labor of the world
l'ltrade alnd llra'nsporltailianI once more
are created, anilld they are steekillg
sor011 Way in which tI. assit It 11 ltus
(Continued on Page Two.)
IN HANDS OF THE
City of Bremen Is Seized by
Revolters, Who Occupy
Public Buildings, Backed
by Machine Guns.
Amsterdam, Jan. 23. --The city of
Brennen is virtually inl the hands of
the workingmen, according to a dis
patch to the Berlin Lokal Anzeiger
from the German seaport. The work
ingmen have occupied the barracks,
the town Imll, the telephone office
and theI bunks and have posted uia
chine guns in the market place and
in public buildings.
The soldiers in the barracks were
disarmed by the workers.
A general strike has been pro
claimed at Remscheid as a protest
against thet killing of Dr. Karl Lieb
knecht and Rosa Luxemburg. Fac
tories have been closed and traffic
Mostly cloudy today and tomor
row; probably rain west of the di
vide; mild temperature.
Generally slightly colder west and
BOLSHEVIKI OF RUSSIA ARE
NOW SHOWING INCREASED ACTIVITIES
IN A GENERAL OFFENSIVE AND ARE
SHELLING JUNKER TRESPASSERS
Atehallagel, ,Ja . 22--l lshlevik vtop.is are heavily shelling
Ilie Falliest sonull positions tof the Animericatn and Russian
armnies at Ulsi Ialeuigna, n hlie \Vaga river, 3() miles south of
Sliheokursk. They also are slhawiag coltsiderable activity west
Il' Shettlklrsk on tIle Talinta iver. It is likely the attack will
develop on a. ( reter scale.
The einemly has nialoilized lithe w\\rkers ill the vicinity of Vilsk
aild appareºntly is lprep cedI I't at general otffensive in the
SItday the eemy, uullalr (lver of hieavy l boirnbardment,, at
lacked will illrlllly lie Ate\l icair i l ssi i tt liss ti ttositions at Ust
I'ad. n 'iga. The alliied . iillnpsti wiil. w, but the bolshevik at
I.elk on thlie mIh a i t p siltii continueiit d.
''litee lihas ee o inftan..try actiioni silnce, though there has
teen i. atslta.t rain t' shells ii the village. The American
arlillery is vigorously replyiing.
'Yesterda y flyinig itn a te.lilerl'll tre .t' 1 tldegrees below zqro,
Ixne Aiericit.ti a irlatl binbed the enemy arid secured direct
hits ali important bolshevik posilions.
Heavy Rains at Portland,
Seattle and Tacoma Tying
Up Rail and Wire Com
munications. Still Raining
Portland, Jan. 23. Viith the flood
t;lage reached on the Willamette
river here last night and with a
dlownpour of rain continuing today
Portland is in danger of serious dan
ger from high water. 'This city is
cut off front telegraphic service from
the south and east. Heavy rains
htave seriously datlmaged towns along
the coast from British Columbia to
Coos bay. Six and a half inches ot
rain is reported in the lower Coluni
bia region within the past 2.1 hours.
Tacoma, Jan. 2":. -- Continuous
heavy rains of lhe past few days
have disrutipted the local train serv
ice and put the municipal power
plant out of conmmission. The lower
Puyallup valley is flooded and high
ways are impassable. It has result
ed in a general demobilization of
colluntnication. No trains left here'
last night for Portland, due to wash
outs between Tacomua and Centralia.
Th'l service probably will not be re
surhed before tomorrow.
"BIG FIVE" DIS
(Special United Press Wire.)
l'ris, Jan. 23.-Tihe punishment of
I he former kaiser and his associates
wias fornmerly discussed( today by the
sulpreue war counneil. It is be
lieved that the Anmericatin proposal
tile aplpoinltmenltt of It special cotnluis
sion to investigatse thoroughly tlhe
capability of all persons responsible
for the war-will be adopted.
It is now accepted that the in
denutilies will be limited to repar
ationl for damuages, but the stun will
BUTTE WORKERS' COUNCIL
DEMANDS SIX-HOUR DAY
At the iegiular meeting of the Workers' Council of Butte
lIst night, it was decided to institlute a nation-wide propa
giloltla for the six-hour day in addition to the demands for the
\\itlllraw\\al of American trloops fromnll Russia and the liberation
of, all class war prisoners.
The Workers' Council of Butte is in constant wire commun
iea tion with the Workers', Soldiers' and Saliors councils in
other industrial centers and is prepared to act in concert with
them at a moment's notice.
The bolshevik also are shelling the
American positions on the Vologda
railway. With the exception of a
few days early in January, when the
allied forces attempted to improve
their positions southward on the Ka
dish railroad, and on the Onega
sector, the offensive on the Archan
gel front for several months has been
in the hands of the bolshevik.
It is believed that in the vicinity
of Kalish they will "drive the allies
into the White sea in March."
Along the Murmansk railway front
the Russian and allied troops yester
day raided the village of Rugozerka,
501 miles southeast of Soroka, where
they either killed or captured all the
bolshevik garrison. They took 110
rifles and other equipment and num
erous documents. The allied forces
did not suffer a single casualty.
1HOOPIN6 IT UP
Irvin Cobb Speaks in Butte
and Advocates Same Tac
tics as Germany Pursued
for Past 30 Years.
"Let us sleep with a pistol under
our pillow in the nature of an army,
and a bulldog in the front yard, in
the form of a navy. Then we can
keep the prowling burglars away."
This was the statement of Irvin
S. Cobb, famous journalist, at the
Blroadway theater last night in his
talk, delivered before only a fair
By carrying his audience to the
edge of the pit of war's fright
fulness, which he has memorized so
well, Cobb forced his listeners to a
realization that the United States,
through her unpreparedness and her
conduct of the first 15 months of the
war, jeopardized the world's civiliza
tion. Only the splendid effort made
(Continued on .age Two)