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'0YLUMI. 1.--NUMBER 146. lt I I'I'. NTANA,_T11l.J1SA.\Y. I,'11i1U1., 1 1i . PRICE FIVE- CENTS
SEARTLE GENERAL STRIKE ON IN EARNEST1
BLAME LAID AUTOCRATIC MANAGER OF THE EMERGENCY FLEET CORPORATION
MINERS' WAGES ONE DOLLAR LESS
NO CAUSE FOR PESSIMISM
SAYS JOHN D. RYAN
With the Shareholders and Official En
tourage of t he Anaconda Copper
Mining Company Protected by Earn
ings of $165,060,980.70, and With
Congress Providing $100,000,000 for
the Profteers to Furnish Relief to the
Hungry in the "Near East," All That
the Young Soldiers and Workers Have
to Do Is to Look After Themselves.
Beginning tomorrow, Feb. 7, wages of miners will be
reduced One Dollar, making their wage $4.75. Others
employed around the mines will receive $5.50. These
wages are based on copper at 19 cents, and there will be
no advance unless the price of copper advances. This is
the cheerful news being prepared for the soldiers and
workers who made it possible for the A. C.. M. to pay in
dividends over $82,000,000, derived from the sale of cop
per to all nations-including Germany.
"Jo1.ll it. lyanl, hairmanr of.the board," of the Anaconda
c:,ppcr Mitling comlpay, which sinic the signing of the armis
li.ce, has sltitl down llmany of its mines in Butte, throwing
lhouslains ilit mi tlt Dirt of work itn the dead of winter, and a` a
limlle wh\\'ten Ihuiiri'Cds o.' soldiers were returning to Butte with
l I'\\ few dt lls Icl\\wecn them and starvation, has issued his
reti.ri In the s.I riehtlt er5s.
IThat. IIhe oli crs, di rlcclrs. sharehlolders, lawyers, gul.tl cit
all thei clire at'asite clttolt'age of the AItaconda. (cotitt.iattn
will olt sttll'er the pangs of huinget' duritng the "tryiyng times of
rci.its Irteliot"' is iamply demoinstrated by Mr. iyan's report.
lnro :,i s tie ofI Ills f.lti'es:
"During the period from Jan. 1,
1913, to Sept. 30, 1918, the latter
date being fixed as the latest to
which estimates can be made with
accuracy, the company, as aforesaid,
earned, after payment of interest,
but. before depreciation, the follow
1913 ...................... $12,050,857.40
1914 ........................ 9,635,216.05
1915 ................ ... 18,596,384.55
1916 ....................... 57,941,835.29
1917 ....................... 39,721,188.39
Nine months to Sept.
30, 1918 (esti
mated) ................ 27,115,499.01
During the same period the fol
lowing dividends have been de
191:1 ....................... $12,997,500.00
1914 ....................... 9,077,500.00
1915 ...................... 9,325,000.00
1916 ....................... 17,484,375.00
1917 ...................... 19,815,625.00
1'To Sept. 30, 1918.... 13,987,500.00
Total dividends... $82,687,500.00
Balance ............... $82,373,480.70
l)uring the period covered by 'the
above "modest" figures, the "com
tpany" added to its "fixed assets"
dividend-paying ,properties valued
at the trifling sum of $59,109,457.61.
That the future for the "elect"
may be made doubly secure, the di
JOINT CHAIRMAN OF WAR BOARD
SAYS BOSSES STIR UP STRIKES
Basil M. M\ aly, joi1 chairmiai of Ilhe nhlional l w'r lakt'
ldoard, has issued a public statemenlt in w'hich lie acc(lsses
Ihe Aniericali bbsses of' usiiig detectlivo agencies for the
plrp'ose of fnmeltiting strikes anld breaking labor uiion.s.
Maiily ceiles tlIo specilic instances in which supposed lliooll
Ilien were urgilig unjustifiable strikes, and declares that
imalny similar cases had been found. Manly continued:
"Such cnploycrs as these, who deliberately stir up indus
Irial strife in order to discredit unionism, are the greatest
menace to American institutions existing in the country
rectors of "your company have au
thorized an issue of $50,000,000 10
year secured gold bonds; $25,000,
000 of said bonds, to be known as
series A, will be issued immediately
under a trust agreement as of Jan.
2, 1919, with the Guaranty Trust
company of New York and have been
sold to bankers. The bonds of this
series hear date of Jan. 1, 1919, and
will mature Jan 1, 1929.
"The proceeds obtained from the
sa4e of these securities are to be
used for the equipment of the prop
erties of the Andes Copper Mining
company and the Santiago Mining,
company and to replace in current
account part of the earnings which
have been invested by your com
"It is proposed to proceed as ex
peditiously as is consistent with pre
vailing conditions with the construc
tion of plant facilities for the South
American properties, so that they
may, at as early a date as is prac
tical, begin production and thus con
tribute materially to the income of
In order that the returned sol
diers, starting at the bottom of the
ladder in life's struggle, after hav
ing made the world safe for divi
dends, and the workers who made
the dividends, may realize that they
are at liberty to devote their entire
time to worrying over their own af
(Continued onlage Two.)
ONLY ASK A
(Special United Press Wire.)
Seattle, Feb. 6.----The
shipyard workers on
strike during the past two
weeks at Seattle demand
$6 minimum for common
labor, $7 for mechanics
and $8 for machinists. To
day's general strike is in
sympathy with the ship
yard strikers and does not
demand concessions of any
C OVERNMENT ITROOPS
HAVE ENTERED BREMEN
(Sypecial United l'ess, \Wire.)
Copenhalggen . Ge . (c (7overnnientli
troops lentered ft'renien last night
after heavy lighting and occuplied the
town hall and the stock exchange.
The goverlnniel|,. troops 1)Hmade Itheir
entrance after the city had ben
bombarded. Many perlsons are re
perioortd lo have bee n killed in the
bombardment. Armed Spartacans
from Eisenach and Gotha are on
their way to Bremen to the support
of the Spartacans there.
SCOTT NEARING NOW ON
TRIAL FOR SEDITION
(Sp'cial United T'ress Wire.)
New York, Feb. (i.--- Scott Near
ing, formerly professor in the Uni
versity of Pennsylvania and Toledo
university and a socialist candidate
for congress in this city, last fall,
was placed on trial in federal court
yesterday on a charge of sedition.
After one juror had been called, the
case adjourned until today.
LONDON ENCINE[RS OUT
ON SIYMPTHETIC STRIKE
(Special United Press Wire.) r
London, Feb. 6.-Traffic on the
London-Brighton railway was halted
today when the engineers struck in
sympathy with the subway employes.
Threats are made of a general strike
on all steam railways.
Engineers and firemen on the
London-Southwestern railway latei
GEiMANS ANO POLES
SIGN 7-GAY ARMISTICE
(Special United Press Wire.)
Basle, Feb. 6.-The Germans and
Poles have signed a seven days' ar
mistice on the Silesian front, which
may be renewed automatically, it is
reported in dispatches received here.
The armistice' ends one of the inde
pendent wars that were threatening
BOLSHEVIKIS TAKE AN
(Special United Press Wire.)
Copenhagen, Feb. 6. -- Zhitmoir.
capital of the government of Volhy
nia, has been captured by the holshe
viki, according to information reacn
ing this city.
Probably snow and colder today!
tomorrow probably fair.
Probably snow and somewhat
SEATTLE JUNKER PRESS
WILL BE ON THE JOB
(S-peodi n lted I 'i..ss Wire.)
Seat til , Felb. 6. I:niois alli'ed
with iith printinti g I.itides aIre not
striking. 'l'ite newstsapers chi n tinuet
(Special uIited Pire-;u W\'ire.)
Washington, Feblh. 6. "The strikb
is entirely in the hiands of Gen(erall
Manager Piez of the shippint g boaird.'
was thei only word f'romtlt his office here
i.oday. Piez is in Philadelphii.
(Special lnlilted rl'ess W\ire.)
Seattle, F'eb. 6. --The slirikte coin
tlilnttee late otloday iss ed;lli a isate entll t
that it will luaintain its own police,
but will not furnisih themt with guns.
"Moral tsuasioln will lie ;used to dis
perse the crowds. No trouble, en
sued during the two weeks of the
shipluilders' strike. but no attempt
has been tll ade by the shiiyaird own
er' to openl the yards.'
,(Special United Press Wire.)
S San 5a-iuelcico. i'et. 6.--No all
Iempti will be niade to conllliate Iht
2,5(10 boilernlakers who struck at
Oakliland, Representat ivye Blrotherton
of hlie Mtacy board has annoluncred.
The tmen are iunjust in their cntt'.i: ndi
anti lhe only way the stritker's will re
Iurn to work is at the presentl lterms.'
''lhis attitude of the shipping h:1 rild,
iti is uniderstsoorl. will alpply a;1:o to
striking lshipyarid wo(rkeri' a. eat, oeall
DIOYALISTS WIN AIN
WILL HAVE MONARCHY
(Spciail United Press Wire.)
]Paris, Feb. 6.- -A dispatlch frioi
Oporto saycs that roiyalist sourcies in
PIortugal annoulnc tht completl e sui-llt
coss of thle royalists at El van;, 12
miles west of Iaidajots. The' displatch
adds that the troops have Iprochlaimed
NO EXTENSION OF TIME
FOR FILIIN TAX RETURNS
(Special United Press ire. i)
Washington, Feb. .- -No exten
sion of tiime for the filing of tax r(e
turns ilunder the new re!venue meca
tire will hie allowed-. Secretary Clas
annoulliocel today. The lirlst install
Inent oif ta;xes and returns froim lt.azes
lust, be ill tho hands of tl e treaclrir
by March 15. the hill provitles.
AGREEMENT REACHED ON
NATIONS LEACUE DRAFT
(Spc:il United IPres Wire.)
Paris. Feb. 6.--A getneral agree
meint Ia.s bIeen reached on the prin
ciples undlerlying the whole dra'ft of
the league of nations constitution,
it was officially announced today.
[ACU OF NATIONS
MOES UP A NOTCH
(Sl',iia United Pres hWire.)
Paris, 1F eb. 6.-The league of na
tions commrission-, at its latest meet
ing, practically agreed on the third
article. While this decision is pro
visional, it is stated that' many ap
parent difficulties have been solved.
'l'alliln of delpoitions inl conll
nctIioil with the contesteld elrc
tion 14) duefeated republican (.an
(dl ate'- of democratic represient;
tive' f,'-m is .stounmty to the lea
isslane" will begin before ileferi.e
Pellleier in Butte tonsorrow.
,tt, lrney(Y W.lHngton I). Hank
in aind l. A. Grorud arrived in the
city I' iI Helenll yesterday andl
are pre'lPrinrg for the hearing.
They will replesent the republi
can.1 The demaociet, will be rep
resientedl by O.'B. Nollan of Helena.
Iri. NOln wLt probably be aided
t by local lawyers.
NOT BE SCABS
(Special to tihe ulletin.)
Tacoma, Feb. 6.--A se
cret straw vote taken
among the soldiers at
Camp Lewis on the ques
tion of the general strike
resulted in the soldiers
voting 38,000 against scab
bing and 100 for scabbing.
This action of the sol
diers destroys the last
hope of the plutes to en
slave the workers.
2,500 OAKLAND BOILER
MAKERS STRUCK TODAY
(Special lhtitdl Press W ire.)
ldh landlI, (';ii., 1Feb. 6. - w--'W lent.,
five hullndred hoiler inaktIer1 sltruk
hcr" "tt 10 ' clock ' its " t rni' iln
an aI lenpl to l llenfore (demlandll for
incrllelse1ld wages. 'TIhey ask higher
pay hanlll givenO by 11he Macy award.
The strikers include drillers, hunr
1rs, welders and plate handlers LfrOlll
fl1e East bay shlipyarlds. The yar(ds
will be lied up within two days.
BERNE LABOR CONGRESS
WILL ASK FOR REFORMS
(Special ITnited Press Wire.)
hlorne, 'eb. 6.-- With a special
comlllln itt te e 4 (I question of '4re
sponsibilily for the war, the inlterna
tional labor' iand socialist congress
took stelis yesterday toward the CO)n
4;4ullllllation of a definite peace prlo
grallll to be s4ubllliie(d1 to tile peace
conference. Sllggestionlls for Incor
pOlration of cer lt.alinl labor and social
refornls in the le aglue of nat ionsl is
expectelod to 1b il1e first matt(ers conll
sidelred ill conunct1ionl with 111i pro
LABOR LEADERS BELIEVE
LOS ANGELES IS "SAFE"
(SpIohial United Press Wire.)
10os Angeles, l'elw 6.--Although
no announclllement. of the result of
the vote being taken by thIe Los An
geleC; distlrit, shipyards workers will
hI m;l4de before Thulrsday, un101on
le11dors; hbelieve 1I10 1ll( ll will not,
strike1,. The1 ma.jority f;ivor', it is re
por(ted, following the Ilead of San
Francisc(o unions which voted to
abilde by the prelxsent contract, expir
ing April I.
MORE TROOPS SIGNED
FOR EARLY TRIP HOME
Washington, Feb. 6.--The follow
ing organizations have been placed
l in priority for early convoy home:
The 166th field artillery brigade
headq urllarls, tle 437th and 348
field artilery (all 1of the 91st (ivi
sion), the: Lt.t arluy artillery head
qllart'r::, 111 . 61 h aero squadron
and thi, 11rdl4anc.ll1' caslua.l companies,
1 . 12 to ,21, inlc1h,1ive.
GCOVEINOHS ARE WORIEl
(Specrial United Press Wire.)
Wash)ii'rwion, VF'el. 6.--With unl w
plornellfi inlcreasing, many state gov
ornors, incliuding those of Washing
ton anrl Oregon, have sent appeals to
the labor departnient for government
action. All express approval of the
bill now before congress providing
for government aid for road build
ing and other public works, and urge
that action be taken im1mediately.
Strike the U. S.
SEVENTY THOUSAND WORKERS
IN THE CITY OF SEATTLE ARE
NOW SHOULDER TO SHOULDER
FIGHTING FOR REAL DEMOCRACY
(Sopecial Inited l'rss Wire to The Bulletin.)
Seattle, Feb. 6.-The first general strike in the United Stat~s
began promptly this morning at 10 o'clock. Practically every
industry is at a standstill. Strsoe car and jitncy service stops
ped. Electric light, power and gas service is assured only to
hospitals. Milk will be distributed only to the extent of sup
plying the needs of hospitals and babies. The unions plan
to run 15 eating halls, where the general public, as well as
the strikers, will be given meals at stated hours at a small cost.
shipyard workers and 40,000 sympathetic strikers. Mayor
Hanson says he is prepared to swear in 10,000 policemen to
maintain order-if necessary. It is reported that details from
Camp Lewis and Bremerton navy yard and the university train
Ing station are ready to take a hand if an emergency arises.
(Special United Press Wire to The Bulletin.)
Sel ie.l' , l )e . (G. An e\eveitll-1(,h 111 aittel.lpt to' prevent the
walllkout ll Ir 1 50,0ii I,0) 75,(0 union men has failed. The
slreel eai menls unil \'(IedI niualiinumonsly this morning to
joili ihe Whialku1l.
'l'he Seatt;illo IIuio, l.eur(l, IIe lllitiall organ of the labor
Illlimois (tf this eilty, Illaiy Imale Ihe I'eullowing statement of
hlie pi)osili)nl o' the or)ganized \\orkers: "'The strike of 30,000
lmislellanoius l\Iorkers ill symIjtllll y with 30,000 shipyard
\\ oIrkers Illready (Ill, IiIeI. IS ;l. la It resort tl o break down the
alluerIlie ti lili(.lu (I' I i'eneral Manager Piez of the Emrnerg
einey !le,t l l memn'l alio l u I, a Io sellleIenl of the trouble."
"PieZ has a:ssuliiid ali aisolutelly
indefensible posiirnl and by virtue ofi
hi:; control of the sre Sol of public.
ity has suce.oeded in InI islealirig a
large part ofi the tliionl iinto a coni
pleto irrisindrlesliandilng of affairs. 'I'hp
Macy board has jurisdiction only in
case of failullre of local workers anld
empl oyers to r'eacih an agree ment.
Mr. Piez has prevented the negotia
tions for a. local aigreerentll by de
rlaring hie would atop sihipmrents of
steel to local yards.
"(Conltray to replorts, there' is no
reviolutionlary signiticlanlce to the'
strike, though if settl leentt is nIoi
reached soon it has revolutionary
plosaibilit.ies. The entire Imatter is
onel otf adeqrlate wa1age:' for mIlen who
imadile the success of Americanr forces
in Europe ptossible h) furrihiutr;
theim tlr ::hips."
WVilliamr Short, pre:idrent iof the
State F'ederation of I,abolr, has wired
the Amnericanl Federationl of La bor
asking if a strte-wide strike would
ht, sanlctionedtl. (lrocer'y stors yes
Ltrday and today explorrieinrcd a rc
ord ruln on their goodis fby Ioersoins
stocking llp with provisions, andl a
ANOTHER SENATOR FLAYS-WOODROW
FOR HOBNOBBING WITH ROYALTY
\\';a.ini gto . eb. G(.---- ,enator Fi'i rling2huysen of New
.Jercy solid in Ihe steilc yesterdhl' that American soldiers
hI;i reiturnuIl ri;iei iaill a i peniles-- "Clad more like
Ira ps.' 11 ie iinc.iluded with the following:
it is very \well for the presidelnt to break the precedents
I' a ieItur'y thati he may heal Itriiiumpilal processions in for
eigni cipliails, sleep int the chaliibhers of royalty, dhie off
gldl plates inl the palaces of the ilodercll C(aesars and have
his photgrlaphs taken with kings, queens and princesses.
But what of the American private who returns to his native
shores dismissed -without a dollar in his pocket?"
similar run was made on kerosene
and ga:;oline supplies, candles and
Governor Lister Is
(Special United Press Wire.)
OlymIpia, Wash., Feb. 6.-Govern
or lister has announced "that the
state will furnish immediate and
aimple protection of life and prop
erty, if the necessity arises out of the
Department of Labor
Will Not Act soon
(Special United Press Wire.)
Washington, Feb. 6.-No action
will be taken by the department Qt
labor in the general strike at Seattle
until three convuissioners, watching
developments there report officially,
it was announced today.