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THE BRAINS, BRAWN AND BALLOTS OF ORGANIZED LABOR WIL MAKE THE WH OLE WORLD .SAFE FOR DEMOCRACY AND FOR THEMSEL.VES'
DETECTI ES TO
Joint Chairman of War La.
bor Board Tells Some In
teresting Things to the
Workers of Butte.
Washington, Jan. 25.-In a'speech
in this city Joint Chairman Manly of
the national war labor board said
"there are little groups of irrespon
sible anarchistic employers all over
the country" who are refusing to
arbitrate labor disputes and who, in
mainy instances, use detectives "tc
provoke violence by the use of dyna
mite and all sorts of other unfair
The speaker declared that the em
ployment of these detectives is wide.
spread, and cited this instance of how
these employers operate:
"A little group of mill workers
brought their complaints before the
national war labor board. The em
ployer's reply in that case was that
they were a lot of I. W. W.'s, anarch
ists, bolshevists, etc. We thought we
could look into the matter, so we got
access to the records of the depart
ment of justice and we found that
the leader of the so-called 1. W. W.'s,
the bolshevists and anarchists was a
detective in the pay of this very em
ployer who made the charge against
tA special correspondent writing in
ihe British Columbia Federationist
calls attention to the fact that, while
Japan is now under the control of
the small business element, the work
ing people are more and more be
coming interested in Russian social
ist literature. Says the correspon
dent, "the ruling class is anxiously
considering how to deal with econom
ic problems which will affect Japan,
like all other industrial states, during
the next few years."
He further quotes in reference to
the rice riots as follows: "As the de
mand for labor increased the labor
ing classes became conscious of their
growing strength. Not only did they
show no hesitation in demanding an
increase of wages and presenting
other demands, but their self-con
fidence was largely strengthened,
and the opposite occurred with the
Register, and get your
friends to register, orwyou can't
vote at the primaries in the
LOOK FOR THE LABEL
UNION MADE GOODS AND WHERE SOLD
Dollar Shirt Shop Palace Clothing MEN'SHATS
Rialto Theater Building and Shoe Store
"Greenood" 53.45 E. PARK STREET NICKERSON
"Black Bear" i~lotiiug, Shoes ,d Fui- THE HATTET
"B nishiigs of all kinds with .. .
Brand Uiiion-nmade Shirts the Union Label 112 W. PARK STREET
CHICAG OE STORE BIG 4
7 S. MAIN ST.
17 W. PARK STREET
UnionMadeShoes BE UNION MADE
FOR H-ats, Caps Ties. W rd,< n,
WORK AND DRESS / )ress Shirs, Suspeltndersi
Overalls, Tailoring. and
BRANCH 43 E. PARK ST. C er lothing.
OI K. STORE UNION BOUCHER'S
24IN EVERYTHING YOU BUY
2 E. PARK T. AND WEAR 1Men's Furnishings of All
UnI n Made Kin ds
nlofgllig, ShoesJHts. 27 W. Park St.
Overalls, Jumpers. Gloves
lSuspender., etc. Buttle, Montana
ASK FOR. S!IIRLEY WALK-O yER
•0.0 ELMD CLOTHES WOP SHOES
sae by a, dealy s 14 N. MAIN SiT.
Maby IUnion Made Suits U.. MADE
anYd Rats 4W -P A* i3 rnet,
WENT" IN AS STRIKEBREAKERS
AND COME OUT AS STRIKERS
New York, Jan. 2.---The strike
breaker has struck.
Forty strikebreaking waitresse'
did the unexpected yesterday, and
the story thereof is as amusing as an
Arabian Nights entertainment, al
though it is nothing like the one
about the "Forty Thieves."
However, there is a cave in the
. story-the grill room of a certain
hotel-which surpasses in grandeur
and luxury anything ever described
by the old story teller of the east.
H. Connon, one of the "faithful"
servants (no longer faithful) of the
Knickerbocker hotel, witnessed the
"I could not believe my eyes," he
said. "Methought it was the milleu
nium or the beginAkg of the days
foretold by the prophets. I saw 40
no more, no less than 40-fair
maidens filing from the grill of the
Knickerbocker. I surmised that they
were not content with their place in.
the sunshine and approached them.
They told me that they were leaving;
because the management wanted to
reduce their Wages fromn $40 a month
to $30 and take from them the privi
lege of the tip. They told me that
they had contracts with the hotel,
and that tomorrow they would ap
peal to the Legal Aid society for aid.
I wished them well. Ah, it is a hard
ON IN ARGENTINA
The acute labor unrest which has
been convulsing Argentina for
months came to a climax on Jan. 8,
when a general strike was declared
throughout the republic. It resulted
in a complete tie-up of all industries.
Even the police, the firemen, the
street cleaners, and other municipal
employes in Buenos Aires joined the
strikers. The center of the disturb
ances was the Vasena Ironwerks,
where some 20,000 men did picket
duty. The government finally broke
the strike, after various street bat
tles had taken place, on Jan. 11 by
declaring material law and appoint-'
ing Gen. Dellepaine as military dic
tator. In congress the socialist depu
ties demanded an explanation of the
government's use of force in the
strike. The session broke up in wild
disorder, fist fights being one of the
The labor movement of Argentina
is overwhelmingly under socialist
control. The only paper, circulating
during the strike was La Vanguardia,
the socialist organ. The other pa
pers were seized by the strikers as
fast as they appeared, who pointed
to the fact that the only paper sup
porting them was La Vanguardia.
No authentic news has as yet come
through from Argentina to indicate
whether the strikers won any of
The Argentina labor troubles are
but a nart of the series of strikes
world, my masters, when the worm
Employes of the 40 hdtels and res
taurants that have settled with the
HIotel Workers' Federation at a spe
cial meeting lasting from 1 a. m. to
4 a. in. Saturday, raised $4,000 in
cash for the strike fund to help their
fellow workers, now in the eleventh
week of their struggle. u
The first four men to contribute
gave $500 outright or as loans to the f
Slight signs of a breaking of the a
deadlock between the hotel managers. n
and the strikers is seen. William s
Karlin, attorney for the union, says a
that the drain through lost patron- r
age is beginning to discourage the
hotel Interests, and that they are
anxious to begin negotiations.
From one of the members of the
International Hotel Workers' Feder
ation it was learned last night that
these latest 40 striking waitresses f
have been admitted into the Wait- E
resses' union, now comprising 20G
members. They have been granted
the general rights of the organiza- I
tion, and their interests will be taken t;
care of by the parent body. As yet, 7
it was stated, no places have been -
found for the Hotel Knickerbocker £
strikers. No other developments in
the situation have been reported. t
that has taken place throughout
Latin America in recent months. The C
Pan-American Socialist conference,
therefore, which has been called to f
meet in Buenos Aires late in Janu- b
ary, bids fair to be of historic im- I
The Central Federation of Labor
of France has issued a reconstruc- h
tion program which calls, among
other things, for the constitution for
a league of nations through the free
co-eperation of all the people for the
abolition of economic protectionism
and the doing away with an economic I
war after this war, for disarmament,
for the establishment of an Interna- E
tional bureau of transportation and 1
preparation of raw material, for the i
internationalization of colonibs and
for a program of no annexations, no
punitive indemnities atd self-deter
mination for all peoples.
Other features of the manifesto
are the demand for a seat on the part
of labor in the peace conference,
greetings to the Russian, Austrian, 1
Hungarian and German workers.
Register, and get your
friends to register, or you can't
vote at the primaries in the
The Blilletin is the official olti
of4Jie.$tate Metal Trades CUap .
BUTTE STREET CA.R MEN'S UIN
ION; Division Nd. "81--Meets ev-.
ery first and third Wednesday at
Carpenters' .Union hall. President, D.
A` McMillian. Financial secretary,
Ben Ivey. Recording secretary, Wil.
BLACIKSMITHS AND HELPERS No.
,456, .postoflice box 838-Meets
first and' third Tuesdays at Carpen
ters' hall, 156 W. Granite st. Presi
dent, George MacKenzie, 2037 Whit
man a've., phone 2962-J; recording
Secretary, Ed A. Davis, 1901 Roberts
ave.; business agent, J. F. Buckley,
room 106 Penn. Blk.
BROTHERHOOD .OF BOILERMAK
ERS'. IRON SHIPBUILDERS' and
HELPERS' Local No. 130--Secre
tary, Walter Goodland, Jr., -1819
Whitman ave. Meets second and
fourth Tuesdays at 215 N. Main st.
BUTTE METAL TRADES,.COUNCIL
-Meets every Wednesday ev~ening
at 101 S. Idaho. President;, James
F. O'Brien; secretary, Leo Daly;
treasurer, IF'red Allen; postomice box
770. Telephpie 2085.
BUTTE TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION,
No. 126---Meets second Sunlday in
the month at I. O.' G. T;.hall, 216
North Main st. Secretary, F. J.
Glenn, Box 585.
GSNTRAL PIPE FITTERS' UNION
No. 710-Meets first and third
Fridays in each month, at K. of P.
hall. John Kerrigan, secretary, 1339
Iowa ave., Butte. Executive commit
tee meets every Friday night.
ELECTRICAL WORKERS, LOCAL
Union No. 65--Meets every Friday
evening at Carpenters' hall. Presi
dent, Jack Daily; vice president, E.
E. Brown; recording secretary, Chas.
Littlefield; financial secretary, W. C.
Medhurst; business agent, C. Burk
hard. Room 126 Penn. Blk.
OF MACHINISTS' HELPERS, No.
859-Meets every Friday evening at
I. O. G. T. hall, 215 N. Main st., at
7:30 p. m.
INTERNATIONAL, > ASSOCIATION
OF MACHINISTS, No. 88-Meets
every Thursday evening at K. of P.
hall, South Main st. F. J. Lynch,
financial secretary; J. F. O'Brien,
business agent, Carpenters' hall.
MUSICIANS' .UNION--Meets ' third
Tuesday in each month;. board of
directors meets (rst.Tuesday. A.
Budd, president; W. E. Vincentt, sec
retary, 116 Hamilton st. Tel.2858-W.
UNITED ASSOCIATION OF PLUMB
ERS AND STEA'M FITTERS, Lo
cal No. 41-Meets severyMonday, 8
p. m., Carpenters' hall. Secretary, M.
J. Dignan, Bot 740. Office: Room
8, Carpenters' ball.
SHEET METAL WORKERS' UNION
-Meets second and fourth Tues
days in each. month, at Carpenters'
hall. M. O'Neill, secretary, Box 196,
METAL MINE WORKERS' UNION
(Independent)-Meets every Tues
day evening at 8 o'clock, at hall, 101
South Idaho st. Open meetings on
"change" Sundays at 2 o'clodk. Fred
G. Clough, secretary. Tel. 2159.
CASCADE COUNTY TRADES AND
LABOR ASSOCIATION - Meets
every Friday night at 8 o'clock at
Carpenters" hall. Secretary, Frank
Kiernan. P. O. Box 560. Phone 6834.
JOURNEYMEN IBAIBE'RS' LOCAL
No. 635 meets every.first and third
Mondays. Anmericnu hall. Steve Ire
land, Pres. J. R. Costello. Sec.
BUTTE BUlTCHIlRS' UNION-Meets
every Thursday at 8 p. m. at
Eagles' hall, Lewisohn building. F.
A. Geiser, secretary. P. O. box 82.,
OF ELECTRI( AL WORKERS, in
side wiremen, lotal No. 623, meets
every Monday night at Carpenters'
hall at 8 o'clock.
TO "TI T:B
Seattle Union May Arrange
With Government to
Train Crippled Soldiers.
Other Doings of Union.
Seattle. Jan. 25.-If proper ar
rangements can be mi~de., with the
United States department of labor,
Moving Picture Operator's local un
ion No. 154 will be the first Seattle
labor organization to co-operate witl.
the government in training crippled
soldiers in new vocations as provided
for in the Smith-Seista act, passed
by congress in the early months- Of
the war. This act provides that th:e
government shall pay for the train
ing of the crilpled soldiers'ih some
useful trade that they may not be
forced to depend upon charity on
their return to civil life.'
At their last meeting the picture
operators indorsed the purliose of
the act and instructed their execu
tive board to make arrangements
with the department of labor to
hive a limited number of crippled
soldiers placed unde" thb tuition of
the union's members.". Tloe offer to
the government will *pcifythat no
more men shall be trflhld i mov
ing picture olteratio th'an' can be
furnished with emp Oymlentst whe
qualified to work at tbe 1 ~ 9d.
Other inions t C pietrt*
operators thiroughout. .l' *te
A. R. PIECE WORK #S DOOMED
1UNI(N WINNING LONG FIGHT
washington, Jan. 25,-Before hiL
retirement, ly resignation, from the
railroad 'administrktion, Director
General of Railroads McAdoo order
ed all regional directors to discon
tinue piece work in railroad shops
"whenever a substantial majority of
the employes desire such a change,"
"It is important," continues the
director general, "that this matter be
handled without delay or hesitation
and with a sympathetic purpose to
carry out fully the spirit of these in'
structions. Please see that all offi
cials concerned are properly and
promptly advised so that they ma).
act without delay as occasions ari$ge?.'
The railroad executive was :un
doubtedly influenced by the organ
ized shop men's agitation against
piece work and is .in -line with his
policy .to develop a harmonious spir
it among these workers, rather than
engender ill . feeling .between them
and the management.
As the matter now stands, piece
work will be-abolished if the men so
elect. 'Officers .of the A, .F. of L.,
railway employes' department,.which
represents the shop men, .say that
pieceo work will be pverwhetmitgl1
rejected, and in some ,cases unaiini
mously, .They base this prediction
on the result of a referendum now
being taken on this question by the
Acting President Jewell and Sec
retary Treasurer Scott, of the rail
way employes' department, both de
clare that this is one of the biggest
gains railroad workers have evei
"'For 25 years," they say, "shoy
S ItAL PRORAY
Free Speech, Government
Ownership and Abolition
of Child Labor Is Demand
ed' by New York Workers.
New York, Jan. 25.-No militarist
Complete restoration of free
These two principles are voiced in
no uncertain terms in the program
of the New York State Federation of
Labor adopted at the session of the
federation just ended in Albany.
The scope of the program em
braces all economic and social prob
lems, and it is considered by labor
students .to be of no less significance
in the labor movement than the pro
gram of the British labor party.
The government ownership of tele
graph tind telephone lines, the con
tinued control of the railroads by the
government, the adoption of a peace
treaty based upon President Wilson's
14 points,, tle abolition of child la
bor, the reduction of the working
day, the establishing of a minimum
livilng wage, and the speedy adjust
meat of industries to meet the de
mands of the demobilized service
men are among the most important
Items in the program.
The sections which refer to mill
tarist legislation and free speech are
Avoidance of Militarism.
"'We insist that no legislation be
enacted which will continue the An
tion on a military basis or popularize
Restoration of Civil Iberties.
"We demand complete restoration
of freedom of speech, freedom of as
semblage, and 'freedom of the press,
aid the immediate repeal of all such
statutory restrictions enacted to meet
war emergencies. Furthermore, we
call for the universal extonstop pf the
suffrage to women and men op eqtal
teims, and the. direct election and
recall of all public officials, includ
ing judges. Tanght by 'ard-won ex.
perience with progressive legislation
for labor's benefit, we emphatically
advocate the abolition by law of the
assumed rights of the courts to de'
clare unconstitutional the deliber4te
expressions of legislatures and con
district will be asked by the Seatle
union to take like action.
The union also indorsed by res
oluion the Metal. Trades council plap
to organize a Soldiers,'. Sailors' arid
Workers' council, pledging itself to
''do everything in its power to a.Aist
fn placing the returned soldier tiid
sailor in industry in such a manner
that they will not be detrimejtal to
.present. working. standards. I the
same resoliUtion the union further
went op record as inteBditjg to .ivi
preterence to retirne.1 soldiers an$
sailors- in filling vacanpies in' jobs
arising in its jurisdiction.
At the same meeting the union
voted~ I te :a '..0 death,
,tit- to .iiiteh.all st|dier; and, ..d
members joining the union will,
entitled, Irrespective of their leIgth
of nmembership, in case of death.',
The union is holding several jobs
open for members who are still in
the service and has put two rettirnae
soldiers at work since the armistice
BIAR$t R a P ABp P OL
910 N. Main Street.
Oharles PWcers, pgap. -
meg have opposed piece work. Thih
wad behind strikes on the New York
Ceitral," Erie,"- Pennsylvania and
numerous other railroads."
The unionists point to their lateos
victory as additional evidence in fav
or of trade union organization anf
Washington, Jan. 25.-When Di
rector General of Railroads McAdo,
notified regional directors that piect
work in railroad shops should be
discontinued, if a "substantial ma
jority" of the workers favor th=
plan railroad managers started t(
hold elections in the shops.
The A. F. of L., railway employes
department advised workers to avoi'
these elections, and to vote on th4
referendum conducted by the depart
ment, which protested to the railroac
administration against the manager'
action. The managers were ordere,
In several places, however, these
elections were held, but the resul
surprised the managers. In the Wil
mington (Del.) Pennsylvania rail
toad shops the vote was: Agains
piece work, 1,475; for piece work
The A. F. of L. railway depart
ment officials report that the vote of
the Pennsylvania system, under un
ion auspices, resulted as follows
Against piece work, 19,721; for piec
'work, 510; not voting, 22,9'00.
The trade unionists predict tha
the vote will be a complete answe
to "scientific management". advo
cates and their piece work theory.
Seventy Per Cent Increase
Is the Report of the Na
tional Industrial Confer
Boston, Jan. 25.-The national in
dustrial conference board, represent
ing 17 manufacturers' associations,
reports that living costs for wage
earhers have increased 65 to 70 .per
cent between July, 1914, and Novem
This is a remarkable jump from
last year, when the board placed the
increase at 50 to 60 per cent.
Using the 70 per cent increase as
a basis, it would mean` that a work
er receiving $3 a day in 1914 would
now have to be paid a wage of $5.10
a day to meet the figures of these
employers, who can not be charged
with making exaggerated statements
regarding living costs for their work
The conference board quotes the
United States bureau of labor statis
tics, which has shown that during
the five-year period from November
1913, to November, 1.918, the price
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TO BE HELD ON
Sunday Ev January 26
-At 8 P. M. at the
Metal Mine Workers" Hall
For the Late
ad ..ES FERRITER
The meeting is to be lield under the auspices of the
Pearce-Connolly ciub of Butte. All members are re
quested to attend.
EVERYBODY W LCOME.
The, NONPATINi i., fighting the ENEMIES
Many Resolutions Were to
Be Offered When Sudden
Adjournment Came. Ed
INolan Is Blamed.
Chicago, Jan. 25.-The action of
Ed Nolan, chairman of the Mooney
convention just ended here, in sud
denly adjourning the meeting before
a large number of resolutioni had
been considered, was denounced as
one of -the greatest crimes in the his
tory of organized labor at a protest
Smeeting held at East End hall last
No formal resolutions were adopt
ed by the meeting, but the radical
element, led by Dennis Batt of De
e troit, who made the declaration re
4 garding Nolan, placed *a protest
against the methods employed by the
t more conservative element at the
convention. They agreed to do noth
ing to militate against the work actu
ally accomplished by the convention.
James Eads Howe presided.
The Rev. Irwin St. John Tucker,
" one of the five socialists recently
e convicted under the espionage act,
addressed the meeting, saying that
an effort to win the soldiers and sail
r ors to the side of labor should be
- made, with the object of avoiding a
general strike and possible" blood
Kate Sadler Greenhalfh urged
more education of the workers and
greater solidarity, directing atten
tiony to the need of raising funds to
maintain demobilized sailors and sol
diers so that they would not become
the prey of reactionary forces.
of lard, bacon, corn meal, flour, sugar
and pork chops advanced 100 per
cent or more. No article of food for
which prices were collected showed
an increase of less than 50 per cent
for the five-year period.
Free Press Balil
Committee Take Notice
e The following persons are request
ed to call at Metal Mine Workers'
hall, 101 South Idaho, at 1:30 Sun
day, Jan. 26:
u Abrahamson, Buckley, Pietsch,
e Alderman, Mrs. MCDonald, Mrs. Han
lon, Sulaff, Mrs. Kennedy; Whiteley,
s Lowney, Marlin, Martin Dunn, Whit
- tol, Mrs. Mabie, Roy Buckley, Trapp,
d Keithly, Brunswick, Jackson,
0 Hodges, Vickers, Sullivan, Kroners,
e Spailie, Johnson, Simmons, Jellette,
d Myers, Frank Pierce, Murray, Baker,
s Skelly, Finnigan.
Register, and get your
friends to register, or you can't
g vote at the primaries in the
e spring election.