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IT ONCE MORE
Other Mayors to Help Bank
rupt juitte to Increase Its
Tax Levy by Pleading
According to Mayor W. H. Maloney
the mayors of Butte. Anaconda,. loev
man, Great Falls, Havre, Livingston,
Dillon, Missoula and probably other
city heads will be called in session at
Helena Thursday to bring up again
Ihe question of permitinog Butte to
increase its tax levy for general pur
poses to 15 mills. This matter camne
up once before in Helena and was
supported by the State Municipal
league, but it never got anywhere.
Now the heads of cities of the
state, know ing that Butte is bankrupt
and in a bad way financially and re
quires some ass.istance from the legis
lature, are helping to have another,
Iling at the measure and bring it
more forcefully to the attention of
MONTANA MEN IN lAST.
Wounde(d, .Degree IUndetermined.
Asa C. Titylor, Anaconda.
Deane La Frombaise, Bowdoin.
Andrew Evanson, Malta.
Corporal Bruce A. Rowell, Miles
Fred Kendrick, Great Falls.
Leslie L. Benton, Lewistown.
Jake Lovelace, Intake.
Wounded, Degree lndetermined.
Ebenezer Bonawitz, Silesia.
Myron E. Reynolds. Butte.
Joseph Schenderline, Lodge Grass.
Corporal Sigwald Flikeid, Great
Corporal Jacob E. Peternman, Al
Herliert L. Jacobson, Glendive.
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Results. Phone 52
We Took the Lead
in Reduciug Prices
Thile others are having to follow.
We'll take tile lead again and
keep prices tumbling as often as
SO KEElP ON COMING
l1t S. MAIN ST.
SAM and JOE KENOFFElA
-Menu for Wednesday
Boiled Short. Ribs, Spanish
Stewed Beef With Vegetables
Baker Hlamburger Roll, Toma
Stewed Veal Hearts With Navy
Veal Croquettes With Green
Liberty Pot Roast, Potato
Pa nca kes
Fried Home Made Sausage,
Calves Liver and Onions
Potatoes, Bread, Butter, Tea or
Coffee Included. The Whole
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sid \\ e ar, I~ lulli;r 1.,11it a
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l lOllic all([ be c ivillced.
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* 107 8. ARIZONA ST. *
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FOR GOOD THINGS TO
LOOK FOR HARD FIGHT
(Continued from Page Cne.)
stand against the autocratic and selfish rule of the mining companies, there can be but one
outcome to the struggle: Right will prevail.
Reports from the picket lines this morning are to the effect that both the police and the
regular soldiers have become more severe in their handling of both returned soldiers and
workers, but this has only served to clinch their determination to go through and "dver the
top" for what they and the whole world knows to be their inalienable rights under the consti
Instances in which citizens not in any way connected with the strike and going about their
business, have been the victims of bayonet jabs and the butts of guns, have been reported.
One victim of this militaristic rule was a stereotyper who has the misfortune to be employed
on the black flag rag of piracy published on Broadway. He was struck in the back with the
butt of a rifle while walking along the sidewalk, molesting no one, and entirely out of the
"danger zone," as he thought.
Instances of this kind are reported as numerous,, and they serve to add numbers and
strength to the ranks of the strikers.
The selfish and mercenary attitude of the mining companies and the ugly specter of mili
tarism which has appeared in Butte within the last few days appears to have united the
whole community, aside from the officials and puppets of the A. C. M. and Clark interests,
in a grim determination to see that Prussianism does not take up its permanent residence
The assertion by the lying, loathsome, black flag rag published on Broadway that a retu.ned
soldier disgraced the uniform by voicing the sentiment, "To hell with the A. C. M.," will be
a matter for consideration by the returned sol diers, and the results will serve to put this
paper, which is a disgrace to any community, in its proper place before the public.
Among the returned soldiers are some who were wounded and gassed in France, but they
receive no more consideration than others who oppose the kaiseristic rule of the mining
companies and the filthy mouthings of the pirate press.
These boys know the sentiment of the fighting 91st division, and when they come back it
will not be a "watchful waiting" policy when they are assailed by the black flag rags, as they
will be when they make known their sentiments.
Four pickets who were arrested by "gunmen" and taken before his imperial majesty, Roy
Ally, report that he became very wrathy at the "gunmen" for bothering him, saying: Don't
be bothering me with bringing them here; send them to the hospital or the flat."
POLICE AND FIREMEN Strike Off
TO REMAIN ON THE JOB in Seattle
Major A. M. Jones Holds Conferences With City Ad
ministration Officials and Department Chiefs With
Result That All Firemen, Policemen and Others Will
Remain at Their Posts. Lives Up to His Reputation.
M1embers of the Butte fire depart- -
inent will remain at work and thus
will be spared the danger of a confla
gration peril, which appeared immi
nent because of a threat by the
mayor summarily to lay off all the
members of the department with the
exception of its heads, because the
business interests of the city would1
not be dectated to by him.
The mayor also had threatened to
lay off all the members of the police
department, anSd the city's executive
in his threats had set his action for
yesterday noon.' j •s i
The members of the police depart- 1
nient also will remain at their posts. i
The mayor's threatening attitude I
was changed as a result of a confer
ence at the mayor's office yesterday,
called by Maj. A. M. Jones, in conm
mand of the regulars here, and at
tended by city and county officials.
Major Jones has a reputation for
plain statements and he lived up to
that reputation in his conference
with Butte officials.
The major set forth that his forces
could be expected to patrol the city,
even though the patrolling invites
disorder, but that it was necessary
to have assistance from the city and
county authorities. ''lhe soldiers also
could not be expected to fight fires.
He demanded that the firemen and
the police hbe kept at work, and the
major had his way.
Major Jones was on the job early.
He got hold of Fire Chief Fred Mar
tin during the day and had a talk
with him, which was to the effect that
the tire department was expected to
keep on duty and to be ready to re
spond to all calls. The major then
ROOMS ARE HARD
TO GET IN PARIS
By -tHENRY WOOD
(lnited Press Staff Correspondent.)
Paris, Jan. 24. --(By Mail. -
Though Paris has 15,400 hotels and
rooming houses, with an additional
S.500 in the immediate suburbs. a
room is hardly to be had at the pres
ent tline for love or muoney.
The LFrench government has tact
fully invited everybody who was
comnig to the peace conference mere
ly out of curiosity, to please come at
some other time. Orders had beent
issued to the French consular and
diplomatic officers all over the world
to vise passports for Paris only for
persons who cant demonstrate that
they have some serious necessity for
It has not been decided whether
the shortage of hotel accotmloda
tions in Paris is due to some unex
plainable mystery or to perfectly
Many of the largest hotels have
been used as hospitals ever since
the beginning of the war, a few are
used as ministries and und'er-mihis
tries of the French government.
such as aviation and munitions; and
more recently several have been tak
en over by the American Red Cross,
the Y. M. C. A., Y. W. C. A., Knights
of Columbus and various depart
ments of the administrative offices
of the American expeditionary force.
Most of the hotels thus taken have
been the largest and most exclusive
in Paris, 'those that before the war
catered to the wealthiest travelers,
who have been staying home- since
1914. However, all the hotels-thus
accounted for probably 'do not ex
ceed 40 to 50 in number.
More serious element in the situa
tion is the hundreds of thousands of
refugees from Belgium, northern
saw the mayor, called in the heads of
various institutions, the county com
missioners and other officials and
had a conference with them. The re
sult was that the fire department is
still ready to perform the ordinary
duties in line with its regular work,
the police department and all other
departments are not affected by any
The conference which, it is said,
was brimful of pertinent questions by
Major Jones as the reason for the ex
isting chaotic financial condition of
the city government, resulted in a
meeting later, it Was reported, among
the bankers, but as far as could be
learned no definite decision was
leached pertaining to the warrant
Major Jones, it is said, (lid nothing
further than to try and get at the
bottom of the differences locally as
might pertain to the situation as a
The departments of the city are
operating as usual and Major Jones
is said to have called for further de
tails so that he may be guided in the
future as to what to expect from the
city and county governments. It is
reported that he asked for figures on
the city's finances with a view to find
ing out why there should be any cur
tailment of city employes and he also
asked the county officials questions
as to their ability to assist in a com
mnon c('ase that while not having any
direct affect on the strike, might be
embarrassing in such a way, for in
stance, as handicapping the city for
police and lire protection in the ordi
nary course of affairs.
France. Serbia, Italy and other in
vaded countries, many of whom have
been harking their homes in Paris
since tihe beginning of the war. While
it is now possible for these to re
turn to their homles, most of them
prefer to remain in Paris, where they
are sure of getting enough to eat,
until materials cran be had for re
building their homes. These people
fill up several thousand of tile hotels
and rooming houses.
Then there are at all tinies ulbout
6,000 French officers, 8,000 Ameri
can officers and big contingonls ,o
English, Belgian, Italian and Serbian
officers in Paris on leave.
Recently the situation for these
haIs become so acute thai a socr-.It
has been organized among the
wealthiest French families to place
rioms in homes at the disposal of
Amierican officers on leave.
'fThe shortage of rooms naturally
has resulted in an increase in rates.
llooms that before the war cost $2
i day now cost $5 to $6.
A toy, 18 years of age, from Mis
soula. helped himself to the money
left in the coats of Butte parties,
while they were enjoying a plunge
in Gregson Springs.
Shortly after the robbery the boy
was caught and the money found on
In consideration of his youth he
was not arrested.
Plain Citizen-What is the most
necessary qualification of a public
career---a good head?
Prominent Statesman--No; a good
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Results. Phone 52
(Special United Press Wire.)
Seattle, Feb. 11.-Seattle
tooted its whistles at noon
today and switched its civic
gear into "high" again as
the five-day synmpathetic
strike of worknmen closed.
The majority of the laborers
who remained oult until then
returned to o their jobs.
Business did its best to
make up for lost time.
Crowds hastened to deferred
shopping, tlhronging the av
enltes and shores.
Street cars are operating today,
despite the plea of the general strike
committee yesterday that all union
men who had goney1back to work go
out again until noon today. A num
ber of other crafts remained at worik,
though the number is in dispute.
Individual teamsters and truckers
were observed working this morning.
A number of strikers had returned
to their jobs early. It is estimated
but 5,000 out of 40,000 returned.
The mayor issued orders that street
ear men absent from their posts on
the municipal lines will be held to
have relinquished their jobs.
Preliminary losses due to the five
day strike are estimated as follows:
A loss of $4,000,000 in the output of
manufact res, including ship produc
tion; a loss in w'ages for 70,000
workers of $.75ei.000.
Healy inroads were marlad on union
strike benefit funds and upon the city
treasury ilue ti iIergencyv, pirotec
tive and oilier mltasuro·e. Thie loss to
wholesalers anllt retailers is several
millions more. The loss to mer
chan: is minimlized by the fact that
for \several dati s plrevious to the
strike the volii te of purellas'es by
residents laying it s·pplies tripled or
quadrtupled ino: .il sal s.
Register, and get your
friends to register, or you can't
vote at the primaries in the
Dairymen, Attention !
We carry in stock at
the kind yon need.
Milk Iot tles--All Sizes
"Perfection" Bottle Pull Caps,
in IluIrels nd Paclages
l(Btlle and Can Brushes
Bottle ('arriers and
Iron IHliund Caseh-All Sizes
Never Slip Horse ts
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.Mechanics' Fifs 'tools
Plumbing & Electrical Supplies
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NEWSBOYS ARE IN IE .
FIcGT FOR MO
Hundreds of newsboys last night went on strike against
one of the A. U. M.'s black flags, the Evening Post, and in ad
dition to destroying the papers of newsboys, refused to buy and
sell the black flag of the industrial pirates.
The morning Whiner, the leading agitating, anarchist sheet
of the A. C. M.. is even more unfair to organized labor than thie
Post, and also had many papers destroyed this morning.
While the Post pretends to be more fair than the -Miner, it is
1lot. .',".4. ls
As everyone knowvs, the Minier is so bold and crude and
childlike in its lies that it has become the laughing stock of
The Post-is more shrewd with its waving of the black flag.
Its specialty is half-truths, which are worse than lies.
Its efforts, as well as the Miner's, to make the people believe
that grown-ups were back of the newsies' strike have fallen
The fact is that the hundreds of newsboys realize that the
Bulletin publishes the truth ; that's what it is for. On the other
hand, the black flags specialize in lies; that's what they are
The boys know that the people who made Butte, the work
ing people, are in the majority. They know that 90 per cent
of the population of this city believe it is not right that a cor
portation that made $82,000,000 'while the working class
denied themselves to assist in the fight for democracy, should
now insist on paying miners an inadequate wage so the A. C.
M. can pile up more millions.
The .boys should not use direct action, but they feel that
the industrial pirates who hung Frank Little and raided an
independent newspaper did not hesitate at direct action. They
are being taught direct action every clay by these industrial
pirates of Butte, who fly the black flag over their newspapers
and their other strongholds of robbery and lying and misrep
resentation in Butte.
Both the Post and the Minler succeeded in delivering their
circulation, as the A. C. M. does not stop at expense when it
comes to distributing distorted news of labor events.
The Bulletin's street sales yesterday were more thanl the
combined sales of the three A. C. M. papers.
And the strike for democracy goes on.
200 Structual Iron
Workers Out Today
The Structural Iron \Vorkers' union at its regullar meeting
last iight unanimously voted to strike, andll assessed its inmem
bership, also by a unanimous vote, 25 cents per month to as
sist a free press to continue'the battle started a few years ago
The iron workers elected five delegates to the Soldier', Sail
ors' and W'orkers' coulncil.
All members are idle today. Neaurly all were employed at
The structural iron workers are very indignant at the lies
being circulated through the Black Flag and say that the
Daily Bulletin must continue at all costs.
They have offered their services in a body to protect the
plant in the event junkers, profiteers, gunmen, trench dodgers
and other undesirable "citizens" endeavor to practice the an
archy they have made Butte famous for.
Lawyers for Defense Raise
As to Constitutionality of
State Prohibition Law.
Several hearings on the disposal
of seized liquor came up before
Judge J. J. Lynch in thq district
The case of the state against
Thomas Cotton was continued to to
day at 1:30 o'clock. Napoleon Cote.
proprietor of the Good Luck saloon,
appeared without a lawyer. After
the hearing of the evidence, judg
ment was given for the plaintiff and
the liquor seized at Mr. Cote's place
Mrs. Grace Moore failed to appear
in. court and an order granted for the
destrUction of the liquor found on
A constitutional question was
raised by counsel for the defense in
the cases against Amanda Carlson,
Edward Horgan and Mrs. Anna Hill.
It was contended that the state pro
hibition law fails to provide sufficient
notice to persons whose places are to
be raided and is, therefore, in vio
lation of the constitutional provision
prohibiting unjust searches and selh
urea. The matter was taken undes
advipement by the court and was con
tinued to today at 1:30 o'olqck.
Information was filed' against Eli
Peris, charging hint with a vilulation
of the prohibition law. Peris $p*
peared, said he had no lawyer and
pleaded guilty. He was sentenced to
10 days in the county jail anld flae
The state was represented by Dep
uty County Attorney Frank Riley at.in
A. C. McDaniel.,
KING SORGE IN
ACCORO WITH U.S.
Likes League of Nations and
Is Boosting the Game All
He Can. "Act Together,"
(Special United Press Wire.)
London, Feb. 11.-King George,
speaking from the throne informally
opening parliament today, expressed
a desire that the understanding be
tween Great Britain and the United
States should increase, and that the
two countries "act together in the
"It has given me great pleasure to
receive President Wilson," said the
"The enthusiastic welcome accord
ed him is proof of the goodwill all
sections of my people feel toward the
United States. I rejoice particularly
that the peace delegates have agreed
to accept the principle of the league
of nations for it is by progress along
that road that I see the only hope of
saving mankind from the recurrence
of the scourge of war."
The king continued: "The armis
tice has been perseveringly enforced
and the peace discussions have been
marked by the utmost cordiality and
good will and by complete agreement
have made good progress. I com
Mend to your earnest attention the
consideration of industrial prob
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22 bars laundry soap ....$1.00
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Gano apples, box ............$2.50
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Calves Liver and Bacon......30c
Weiners and Sauer Kraut....30c
Fried Club Sausage, Mash
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