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tLAIIME '1.-NLMBI.I .17. 1 TT I:. INT'I' ANA, MO(NIl. [I IIllUAIi Y 17 , IPRICE FIVE CENTS
SnTRil OFFICIALLY CALLED OFF
Industrial Pirates Show Butte Wage Slaves That Democracy Means Profits
ORGANIZED LABOR PROVES TOO WEAK
WITH OPPOSITION OF BLACK FLAG WAVERS
AND ACTIVITIES OF BUTTE LABOR FAKIRS
TO BATTLEAGAINST REDUCED WAGES
I1 l t' 1 i tI g o al'g illl.aa itol1.1 ills 1110111
in k that tolday 1ill ee Iit linisi lt of
the Il(-daly .'rlikt'. 'rThl action of the
].(ll1 'ici;ullnS, following thli' rel'f'r.n
dtIlII vote lof tlit enginl'eers on .(ilure -
day. o1h;ttit'retd all hope1 1 1ha1 llt inin
ei)r. v.ouhl be' 1utl11ort 'd i by a 1i nt'r'al
era ft ti)-up.
llll t aldi:l ily 1111o)11 tilt ri '(.'ipt ilI'
th,, N. 1ik 11( I 1 ii of 1110 cllricians,l
y (t l i ttlly i t v t1 ning, liii ' i1 i it e r' s i i'
il liai l M iuti \Vl oril rsi ' lt i udi tlrial lll
i111) 1NU. 4iuU lonoillered ill'hle t 1101nr11l
itil t li. Ilt o zli t ll lh(' l- rll l
;il Iua ill it) ) in 1:1 infor'l) ll l 111 tilltiencll
'ild tl 1 ' , il glion I it; Ilt ;lli tn ll 1 1i: ll
It conl till ualtitlhli Ill ti .1) ik) ;It tllii
litll' itou id t)' la(1il. A it' i ltrt of 1ill
io kit i o ied it' tr vt il I1t l t cs1 of till
Iil) 'it, lt' M int ' \\'orl rst'' l f i 1st on (ill
tlvel t alt k i t t. I
At. tii l' InUll tint-', of ilei ca, thli ·O',
ll1illl 10, lit'111 ' T l ii' W Oi ' i.'ltit(llr,
1ii1nt i iit t l ionll 5 1 ,0 ( I..id I4ul i oil l
ly r1 ollll),1' ding 11( hill lii u' afl'ilial , d
1o1li , c' ll ii i lT ll i 1l' ik' ,. F ini m l iia -
tion will ak1 t tii'',rnoon by
t 111 t uw tl te'ilrS' lions. t nd io.tlial
union NI ), i it t itf1 l'tS ini (i 1n.l It ll ,'-s0
lit'( tiltg a It I I s. 1 . It tXiltl' I"ili'if
Ii ll, when Ii 11t ' tt ( itl'(tti ln l1)i' tturn . ti lr
i0 p1lt. ' ult0:1 Min t sirt'kt'rc' lu1io'l
h lepOndentI is meetingt in u 2 it. )t.,
it their work 1hi1uhrik ri to 0111 it ii t'lll1'
l(tionl . N 11 1 l ' osition to a ratck l11111
hs dlil tvi opt , iand ttllt' i(1thi0l will
roa:1t I(ly bilte o'f ilhtli'eý:i Sie.
Tli' is SuddenIt con lun itiott of theli
tii'ik) cotl(it' afitir tkwo day11 s of un
broken l'l't'erss't. The first body 1o
Ir)al]t ranks oin Saturll'ay wtlli tlhe
sitrO't, car 1m14n. At It a l e tiug on
Saturday morning, l(h Analganlate(d
A '111(·ci tion of lStreet n1111 El I, trlc
iailwtay l . pll llhoys of Amlte'rica, de
1d1,1d 1O ., llSull lthe opiti ration of
cIirs lit 'o'n l Th-l) following sltate
iinnt was is:wu l-d by 111l plltllicily
.llilnlittet of the1 1 ion in 1 01 in lanalt
'(iwing to the fact 1114 li1) street.
ic'i tl11ll hiav, no gr. i- i r11t1i 1 with tIhlt
Viir' t r'.l 1ail\ay cnlipaliy, th0 follto\'
111n4 ( tl1i1n11 was 1(ltd e Ite at 1111.1i1
11)Ol I 1o l l\lV 1 ill l':
"Th . )10 prot)l agailn 1t u ,y 4,0
dui tion of w (510'> In ;I yoll e y lu) 4 h1,1
\\t, i,41 to 111n'k 1 '.ntlding l.'gill action
llby our llu iOll."
T'fe l iot ' il was flolo\\-1 d Iy10 [1. t le ll
1nou0n1t'(1ei rlt'urn, 411n)d the lust cars hll' -
54ain to operate at 12 o'clock. Al
Sihough -'oldlirs were brought(0 dowi1
fr')il t)1' hill, there wais no disorder,
11n11 no attempt \14ts 1140d1 by tilt
,trikerls to itnt.rf)r1 wilt1 the cair.
'l'hia rest, li olt i 'otlow .ed a liitli( of
fi'. and a,, half dlays, in which Iraffic
\15i1 eompl etlely elt a s tand-.till.
. Ilrl' t car 1ii01l denied 'lmll utti ca=l
I, Ihis morning that guard:; of sol
li)i's Me.re' C'arr'ied 1il1 1111 sttl'e- l (',1ea
Saiurday. The'y declarttd '1lha1 they
would 1l01 r11n the car's if gual'ds ac
T'ie return of the street car niti
\viii aicompanied by 1'rtunrn If 1101u
'ih'is of th 'Vorikitng MAtn's union.
\[t'im ers of tills orgtrnizati~lon we','
put I11 work Silturdaly nlornting ('lean
iug the 1inow from the tracks ;lld
prplp ring the line:; for traffic.
'I'h11 retfrt--ndum results on the
sirike tole of the enginleers affiliat
td wil1 M1V1 ayer's International Union
of Mill, Mine and Smlielt(er WV'orkers
14)11" definitely given }it 1)1 o'clock
"t 111(1hy night. T'1 polls ha1 l blilti
upo n from l10:310 a. i. until Ii p. iil.
Th1' nuulonlllcnd l'oltl wats 507 to 257
ONLY A SOLDIER'S LETTER
S. V. Arneson, Ex-Printer on the Butte Miner, Writes
to Business Manager of Butte's Only Independent
Newspaper and While Smith Stands Trial for Sedition
Popular Butte Boys in France Say "Carry On."
Paris, Jan. 23, 1919.
Dear 1riend Bruce:
Was up at the Stars and Stripes,
offcial organ of the A. E. F., this
morning, and Hugh McDermott,
friend of us'both, handed me a letter
from Bill Young and in it was includ
ed your editorial, published in the
Bulletin of Dec. 25,, "Christmas,
19 IS," and I want to take this op
portunity, if you will, of extending
to you my sincere appreciation and
approval of your gold work in behalf
of the workers "over here" who look
to such men as you to "carry on" at
home. It is well that in the great
struggle for human liberty, through
which we have but recently passed,
we have not overlooked the necessity
for honesty and justice being done at
home, Those of us soldiering in
dlen. A strik order wo4lltl haltc( ne
5essittl ed a Itwo-thirds majolity.
Thui 1 r1(0:lllt (f Ihis ri't'refere dumln hail
Imooin 1 it41li1 by 1t,11 other t 'll' r 't o1
gatnizationis : IVs gtit11 ti to their own
(1 tions. _ i it rik, o t. it by the titg i
1l4,40 4(111 w 1'ou l 4 114011 rsIur d :l gene 11ll
stirike i al (ratilst. 'hO d(fitll of
th ill 1otitil l \\ 1 ias g lll 'itly i 'terpr' t
lloS: dll t 'nIiig 11111 r 0' 1:, lll (olIf, ;
Poslthcal Leader Hasse Ac-Ill lndi
Faction of M.urder of tLieb- et
line Wrchtls' and L uxemburg.ii No.
11, lill ll'ANI ' W. 1 S T p o .,R
(h11 tith 1'.i l1s 1t 0 f l'c :1iltd1' known.
tie Viila11h1r it lioI of 1iht' (ngileel'rs.
d( rin , the ,1117 slrikl h11 l-l uo l re a'r.d
Iheo littlcl'r toic wep t it. A ptreti dt eal
ti' i0ti ll llnlon \\al kiVh nlldh', 1howv. r,
n til t lll o : o0 g 111lt, 4 . 1 0 '. A1 . 1' I11,11,
billt a:I l : isl llo g the t o ll l llbt'i s of ttil'
(Cootli(ull d i n Pate 'lll hre,(.)
ALl IS NOT SMOOTH
FOR [ERMAN Cr
Radical Leader Hasse Ac
Faction of Murder of Lieb
knecht and Luxemburg.
i ly iFRiANK tJ. TAY)Rt
(liti cit l Press Staff Correspondent.)
\'1111n r, Feb. 15.---llugo Haase,
111di1al leader, today threw the nail
tliotal ussemll bly into all uproar wl' hell
Ihe doeclard thoi i wII' stri el's afi(t stl -
dierts' ctiS l(tls o111(1l i collinut in lleX
wi1 h( 11t1il the Soctialist, d l. t er
11 b cent rit. ciotlatg li ion ooi1dl(e s s' iats
i1s ie ntelntihi to ilcializ e thoe s l r-by
ipuboliiccs. ''T rst ttl
sid. said he r1att 1otul1ed itf the oalitio
(Could cary uti this pog 'r. and
I11reatened new l ltbreal ks 1(11044s so
cializatitin is aCcomlplishcd.
\Vhol. 114ss51 o nly (11(011s1 d till
Ebort-Sehiedomlann government with
(m1urd(1 ching ltrl Ltihkneeht and Rosa
11 uxolburg :I riot lGhost enlsulel.
])ract.cally overy hleigate ex, t('ilt till
radicals threatened to ousti 111l1s5
and his folllowors fronll tle assembly.
liaasse ('ill1y waited until the mnui'i
1(0r1; qui el ( down 11lid 105su1i10(1d his
alttlk 1n the govelnment 1s 5 whol(,
11d 1 v( ry P le 1(00 llnnectted with it in
dividually, lie admilted the Spllrtia
calls rec11(h'd Money from t1( ih u is
F'hi1anc0 Ministor Schiffer said:
"Germnany's 1iniancial situation is des
i)0ra lind (11 u1' mastery of it will de
l iend 0oitirely i1(o1 tllhi conditions in
which the enteilte leaves us. Ger
many's war cr(edits a11(1 111(s tOtal
Sehiffer charged "crookedness' in
the conduct of the war, (specially by
il'olit0orS. 1 "The present 0c0leolnic
si5uatito11 is 1lls15 desperate," he cil
Y'al'ious 5s1rik0s ale luljustilied, he
said. 'ilt l, great trouble in the c1Oun
(Continued on Page Three.1
iralnc'., who believe ill the rgalliza
tion of labor, knoiw the odds that are
aIgauinst you, andu hope the day speed -
ily will colne when we, too, ('ai get
on the defensive again--capital al.
ways is on the offensive-and repuIll
all counter-attacks on points and
ground we now hold, advantages we
have gained at such an awful cost in
not only money and effort, but at the
cost of the most sacred of all-life.
Still we have not flinched; we have
not yet even talked of ilying tlie
white flag of truce, to say nothing of
the unthinkable yellow one. By in
troducing more women and ('HIL
DREN to the present daily wage sys
tern, through a lack of man-power
at home, the employer has had things
(continued on Page Three.)
THE HIGH COST
If a Herring and a Half Cost
a Cent and a Half, How
Far Does a Drop of Water
Fall to Break a Shingle?
The lHllletin, of cours(, is inherest
cit i l Ithe flagrant lrolfit' iling in
lulle, aind is I n1ukinl, anll (1f1r1 l0
.Aierilan fla s in 1iitIlir s.o[ w wgv in -
doV sti, as al I'0ile, are tll(( bt-igg('es
nii an a ite'rv'iw this llorninig with
i1o 't ' I. llhile' ' fe(w hlarge il.n rel1' (l'-t l
that are otl pron ite ring, h s;aid:
"'ln i i is Ith l (lust ( io th1at I(o1 1 (s
tl0 i ' w1h( ll11 1 ulisit'ioni h stllo5 ( of 1th'
lelWs .l ticit ill t -105l, and so)ii of Ihlie
antics atin( slat eml(lntls o(f tI e Adive'r
tisitl club. Iot ary club, etc. If these
clubs are building a better Butte, as
they claim, they have starteid with
a closing-out sale, for they are fight
ing the people that make Bulint to and
buy in hutt1e. Ninety per cent of the
peoplle in this coliiunlity are wortk
ing peoPlte, and just 1as t(hese people
prol'iSler l(l liare i hapy and clontent
ed, just so ftr will businless prosper.
Coining (lilt of this war with pockets
full of democracy is a. said l copari
son withl swotolen 11(11k acvIolunts,1
stirings of Si ties, e'1t.
''"T'l' otay club star teld a i n1(o0li
flage investigation of the high cost
of living, wilhi t1he evidlent 1p1uipos
of potting thet laboring people o ff a
little longer. Fromn the reporl In)
li eih ,ld i( lh I l(Pap 'rs., \li'. I'harles
Lant was inlivstigatilg fi r Ithe Seat
tie sriikers, for he rliortte('d on the
price of fish in Seattle: said it twas
higher wholesale in Seattle than it
was being sold for in ltut tie.
"I told youl I few weeks ago t hat
the investigationl of fish woilhl prob
ably end in Mr. Lane calling up the
Montalla. WVholesale FIish Co. for a
statelment, when. 1o and Ibehold, 1hle
very next d ay this saO.me wh(lltia le
fish culnpalliy (i1ane out wit h a siglled
letter in thile three 'o(pper pa )pers
stating that the tlrice of fish was
'right' in 1iutte.
"''Now, the only time the fotd ad
ililiistaatlor for Silver Boi' w ( cltlnty
tillbliely expressed himself on the
subject of lprofiteering was wheni het
stated tha1 it tie price of fish was ttl
high. This sat1oe Mir. F. W. lHaskins
was chairman of 1othe meet ilg of the
Rotary club when Mur. Lane delivered
his signed and and sea led report. Why
did he not correct lMr. Lane and tell
bhim that, the price is 15 tents in
Seattle, with an express rate of $3.011
to Butte, with an additional govern- I
bent tax of 10 rents., (a11d tlhe shrink
age added to this would mniakue Inihe
cost 19 cents, a staltlieiit titadte by
the food ailninislautor fur Anaconda
several mlonths ago.
"The Black Flag o( West ilroad
way published an airt il'e recenltly.
headed 'Hard to Make 't'hen 11lieve.'
It wenlt on to say as followvs: 'What's
the use? The public wtll'i telieve 1u1
and the blame is so being shiiftedl
around that we alr' Idlail(ed for prol'
iteering.' Ask about thi rleport 5boult
prlices conlilg down, th ie dIaler in
terviewed (and as youl read along
I you can make up your mindit who thl'
dealer is), pulled out his files, fig
uires, and sheets alnd asked tilhe re
porter to figure out for 1liii1s5f1. You
s5( he did not put himlself on record
abouiit. prices colming dowln, he julst
pullledl out, some palpers for I the rt'
porter to look at. The federal trade
commliilission WOuld llnever have lmadlte
Continued on Page Three)
Gee Whiz! You Got an Ad Club, Too?
(our readers will nole the absien, ,,lay of a number .of our re2lar advertisers. rT'hy(v
Ihave cancelled their cntrlliacts -clrits being merely scraps ,1' pap'- I ecause of the Ile
\-vtion of this paper to the caulse ,f t I, workers before, during and41l afler the genertl slrikt.
We nderstand..that the clhamn,.r nIcmerce has a (comllittee visiting all our advertiser'
threatening them with dire c,(n- .,. enl.es unless they ref'use It .iii .+ne 1to patronize Zour
e.,lIunns. At a later date we will l:.\' mething to say o Ithis sbjeetl in the meantime w\
.uggest to our readers that anvyýi, , ha t ,, advertises anywhere anud des oit use this paper is
u.nºlrienllly to you and does not 1, -i ' I have you spend your Ilmo'y \\'itl them.---Sealtle
I'uunion Record. - .
(,1iccial United 1Pru.s Wire.)
Treves, Feb. 16. - The
armistice renewal was sign
ed at 6:30 this evening.
W( are., r(il'tiln lin1 i a mt iMot
utnfor'IItulateI si .lua ion," enaltor
(tIuomlins ,aul in 1 the 4 l"nte Hait
l'ay|, "reglarling ldeiobilizaltion
iof sol(lieri... I beliieve a ve'
larg'e cIrt of o ne1 r:oldlierlls ale con1
ing home dlIseonleited, paItl ei,
Iarli beiauisell their country has
donlre notlihk ~ In providtle for tlheil
lransitlin frol War . to pcite lur
Selnator ,V'eeks of lI;ass.chlIuet I ,
republi;an, l'Oinlting oul thal coll
maitilinu, in ].l'ulginn, I ranee an(1
lialy long ha Iin l beet t.lulyingl re
ions tiruetion proltet, di plored
iacilio byI the I lnilted StateI .
Propose Now to Cut Sal
aries 'of All Workers.
Jawn MJ Sail to Help
With League of Nations.
Jawn II. 1clIntosh's "Cootic" club
(formelll'ly lit Ad club) will meet to
mrll ow tiV 11 i oll lo)01 l rtake of tlheir
weekly ulllllliga, and (1 awn will dis
(our-se on his plan to make a large
redulllction ill the scales of wages of
downitownli (rafts as a sohltioll of tllhe
II. C. of 1I. problem.
lie will agalin inform Iihe "('uoties'"
that Aineriiaan business men in Ilutte
shoulul aldv111 li te, olnly ill c4ll'lorporation
le, wslpap, lrs.
i.,llier1 1 ha11s it thllat Itherel is c~ l icl
erable dissenlsionl a.o.ng the eilen
Ihrs of ith ass)ocilatit \whi(cll ) pays
.Il\wn a s;1ary of $401 per on111h111.
S.o(i(i arI1( becominlllg 1resltless und111er
the a;ssesslellt plan of assistinlg de
tiiiitedl Illsiless Illenll who, at J.awn's
)orders, have been ltakiling a losing
light against the workers' lnewspapil)er.
.lawnI will oit, ree.)mltelnd a reductioln
)of his s;uly IIto ease1 the pressurll in
facl, the swplilng redluctionlls tlo he
miiide will It'fcct only craft walges, 11ol
A wireless flash has just. been
pickd upill that lI1r. Iclclntosh will
likely he called to France to organize
the league of nat.itlns and111 straigliten
o1llt liti peI'(e tallgle. I11n case( suclh a
ýcilaiiily shliould befall as lawn hav
itig to leave ilutte for aniy c(ollsidelr
able length of tille, it is unliderstloud
tllhat u s ( nt:i n olin will S St itil t
M[MBER OF SUPREME
COURT GETS PEEVED
New Ve(r'. Feb. 17.--.llsti1( Ford
of ithe slupreme court today resigned
fromit It, lublli)can club. giving as
his reaso ll 11 fact that the club 11had
in1tl "rep1 udialted" criticismlll of, l'resi
dent1. W'ils::n muade by Jalllmes 11. Boe1k,
former assistant attorney general, in
an address before the club at its Lin
coli tlida tlit i eic r.
SMITH AND DALY
OFF FOR HELENA
i.. I. ,Sinitli and Leo Daly of llhe
Itullletlili s. ff. left this afterllOonll for
Ieleni:i, where they will join W. F'.
1)illuni. : ti if the Bulletin staff, allnd
a ulli4i, llr of the legislature, and to
ge hlir ih. y will appear in court to
i1)5118r li thell charge of holding ai
liill i.ini,1n of the state CoUn il ofll
l l 4 .1 1,- i .
CONFLICTING REPORTS ON ARMISTICE
RUSS SITUATION FOREMOST QUESTION.
BULGARIA WANTS IN ON ARMISTICE
MAY BE INDEFINITELY POSTPONED
SAYS LEAGUE OF
Sen. Poindexter of Wash
ington Says United State,
Has Reached a Condition
\V'ashingt oi. "'eb. I 7. - Vig orous
litsI( s pli ton fou altticles of tile
hugiul"'s cunstit Uitln those tiovid
in: for d|.is ran itntnl, :irbitratiun, . I
per\'ision of, the rtnitions Uttthd andti
furj maniintltito ries of foreitll coutlllrie's
i\ n i,'1 l , atIi ' ttI l 'ti 'ag l'a+Iis ;tll, i t li li
disamame byn Senator Poinde sxter
''a hins rirois ulio rnt. i to i'lhl
tlr fiing the redin. atriti and atsoliitt
sizn 01 tihe I'iragiaphs were IilM o nclie
stivtetrali, tbo urbit.le provision 5is0
tutluon(ioi ablh , and the clause ['or
nuoti atories aniltd oth ' ersI ltbhol'relllnt.
lega irdint g lel eighth article on
disarnament, Sena)tor Polndexter
"to Ihis ill oviis wii tr'nSffir. to th
league t11 iioviereigny plll iroit ttivae
of fixing the relative and absolute
size of the arnfites and navies of the
stveril Countries. iThe provision is
otlie htiwtelllls t er] Ittiesiitjolst ' u iti
unconstitutional and tnt tintitlI lent
f the sovtereignty and inlldepeinl
of this country. There is InI power in
the president nor1t in liit t lhsenate nlor
in conllgress itself, noir all suco boin -d,
to Itlisfe'i in ihis way the sotl eig.i
i ipower of til, lhe nation."
New (: 'lernui ll l)lraf.
'Referring lo press reports ll ' ;thlft
lion by (C IIIlany of an onll' y cutan
seription policy, SeittcI r I'oii luh xtt r
depllored dI san rtl lantl t I i tln (tllt r
tills"I alt s is I illtg ll i ' Ith i SitL llotss
of l'her own.
Article 1 2 iii it h th ciIt itu tion pro
viling for arbitratit)ll and suspe-sion
of wai' for ht' tIhrse oths after ithiO
ldgue i cts., Se.inatorl Poii dextei r dte
eiirtd would puIt lunderl the cotrol of
trlitiou p iowers every iiiisti oan whichi
utig'it a lff(,ect on i yli ndepentlen let , siaf
ty, h nt oit or 'xisteii. tn u'i'i.
'"It is i uc1 sciOnll u b (11 ani d t"ill t
Amenrican people twill ntever tlnder
slandiugly ratify it," ' he said, ":ltd
if ratlified it would tnever t be and
could never l ol'l kepti i ln the face of at
tack upon our1 vital intiresith. '
lheclaring ul coned.lt tlitu nal artic' i,
it, fl'r supervision ll' nations' tmuni
tions tradeli , enator ' dlllexter salid:
Surrol(er of Sovet'eigllt 3'.
"lurthermollh n re, it is ablorrentl. to
the self-respect,'i of the Iunited States
alndll :i r .st ·rleld o of or overeiginty.
It Cannot be supposed that the .lhit.
ed States has reached such a condi
tion of imbecility tint it lust have
a guardin( o t o apptrnll lllte i Ifo i o o ll.r
its intr atiaollal liand tilestic affairs.
It. is e rious that sucll h la plroposition
ishouild en rel'eive cuolnidehration."
Article 19, providinu for Inllda
tories n'erl fnreigin cutlllllries, Setta
tlr Poindexter said, wuulh requtlire
use of Auterican naval and military
force in llu'itus parts of the world at
lirlt s expenS' e tlil ] possibleh loss
"\Ve are nt ealled upon,"' he said,
'by any tollig.tiotl as a nation to as
sume sucth duties and it, is evert
doubtful whetter there is any extenl:
i'e desire aniywhere in the world
that we should so impose oulrselves
1 0pon the althtics ansi u ophles of otht r
continle s.. It is abhorrent to the
traditions l' the nation and in con
flict with thie c ntlury-old policies in
het'itei. I'ro ni \ s\'a bington, M onrote
and utiler slih l lttsI l."
MOXNTA'N.1 X.1 "ATHiER.
1Tnsvollehl ,\nli iay Tai 'uesl|ay.
probably rain wt'st ill thei divide;
coldeir T t'usdaiy.
(Su cial Uinited Press Wire to The Bulletin.)
Basle, Feb. 17.--(Cuiiflictillng i.tre ts are received from
iweves regarding ilie status of the armistice. One report
said the aruiist ice is lroloniged iidhinitely. Another
said 'oelh has allohwed the (Gcrmais threue dlays grace in
which to aeceelt tile Inew terms. The, ,rmiistice was to
Ihave 'expired( today.
(Special Uniiltd Preiss Wire to The iulletin.)
Paris, IFel. 17.---'i t lýiussiau situation is againl the
It .ne most 1lnes iol 1t('(.' ( e peahe ] i';' coferenlle. The
timiiaive date f'or thle joilit m]eeting at Priukipos ex
plires Saturday withlout alytlhiig having been aceom
I1lislied. The suplre ie war ('c,~lil is expl)ected to give it
'full colsideratio at thlie imee iig I his afternoon.
ATTEl VIPI O 'lGET
I. W. W. ORGANIZER
Men Who Know no "Law
and Order," and Whose
Specialty Is "Cripples,'
Organizer harry J. C:tsey of the
I. VW.\V. lhad a trrowl0tW escape fro
kidnappling last night. Casey lives
at tile lodging house at 316 North
Wyoming street, and by a coinci
denllce, occupies roo00 32, the saie
room front which l'Frank l. Little was
tlraRgged on the night of his murder,
in lhe formuer strike.
Al Il2:20 a. In. Casey was awa:k
lletd Iby voice:; outside his door. A
IIIotItln Was asked, "\WhelIe d(oes the
- live?" Apparently therm
wI')r to't iln Ih party n11 l they't ' tl
I't pletld to co(ncilal lhemsolv\ s iln tI '
1lli I11)1)111 aoo n o)ss the hath. After a
Finnish it hall, next i do tr.
'llIe regular guards at the hall
kopl 1)p :1 watch all night, expe itifg
't1 Il e' )1 eveloltttte1ts. A )ttpareutly
it'hl two int(e'rlpers did not discover
CaIst.ty'stl I('ic e I1 il later, for theyil
were seef to etntl and leait tve tll'
lod ing house' foatur tlims during thwill
nieght Iit vst. IThe ts Igll were lurking
around i the (io c orrf all n ighta.
Il a tttpears It 1110 A. C(' . \al. gall
111t tiore o1 the lyve again. Thasey is .
\W. \i'. Ietllllrs, fo'ew trnelld b1y ilt
hIn ident, ihtvt ' 1ad01)1(7 e l. oratte 1l)11115
for the f eire and the gunmlen will
be s. It by a ho t ir) t 1(0!eion Io tl'ir
next night visit. It is high timno, that
the union 11en of 3utte o)b(gin to tame
these midnighlt skulkers for all ti e.
Th'.e au. inttl its ir ('isey 'd Wsrer all
the 1)10ore cowardly, s51(0e Casey is a
cripple. lhe is a veteran of the
Spal)ishi-Ame'rican war 11t11d lost his
limb in the service of ite United
StaosIs. 11li respect for ih1 wearers
of the unifOrmln, as We well know, has
been the last consideration to the A.
C. AI. and its hired mnurderers.
THE LIQUOR DEALLIS' TALK
National Retail Association Says That Country Will
Not Go Dry on July 1. Less Than 4,000 Members of
State Legislatures Muzzle More Than 100,000,000 Peo
ple, According to Report of President Seckel.
President tWilliant Seekel of the
Natliotul Retail Liquor I)ealers' asso
e.ation i settinlg forth arguments
iagaillst prohibition. The following
are extracts from his letter:
"The prohibition amendment to the
agrieultural bill, which, some are un
dier Ihe iimpression, will go into effect
July 1 next, is not seriously consid
ered even by the leaders of the Anti
Saloon league; but unfortunately
wollle of the daily papers, whose ad
itors ought to know better, contiliue
to reiterate that prohibition will start
July 1 next.
"This law applies to a war pro
vision which prohibits the manufac
ture and sale of liquor during the
war and thereafter until the demob
ilization of the army.
"President Wilson told congress,
The war is practically over,' the
(Special Unitted Press Wire.)
Paris, Febl. 17. -lFrance will abide
by tlihe decision of the peace confer
oice regarding the league of nations
whetlher Ithat decision is for or
against the league, it is learned on
high authority. The United Press is
in a position to set aside completely
the statement that the French insist
on inserting certain clauses in the
league conlstitution before they ac
ts. (Bpai.al Uied Pvrs V Wire.)
vWashington, F eb. 17.-The league
of nations must take the Balkans out
of politics ,1eclared Stephen Panare
tefl, Bjulgarian minister, in discuss
ing tlie league constitution with the
'Thle Balkans have been pawns for
the European powers. They have
been willing tools. The league of
nations nutst make them really in
depetndent. This will remove the di
rect cause of the great war, the
source of thlie world's ills for nearly a
centi ury past.
]tulgarili eagerly awaits admission
to lthe leagiue after her liability as
aii assiociate of tlhe Central powers
iii thlie \ al has heent justly weighed,
lie ei voy lsta'ted.
I Stecial I'nited Press \Viro.)
Washintgton, Feb. 17.--Ex-Presl
dtil. Tafts' endorsement of league of
nations' constitltllon is regarded like
ly to have considerable weight with
repluld ican seniators.
The imain poin' of dilffelrence here
is whether the covenant wit! cause
the surrender of some o0 A.ierrica's
sovereignty, wh le some contend the
constltlltiolt tends to ilnfiinge upon
liti nlational constitution. There is
little disposition to criticise openly.
(Special I' lited Press Wire.)
Paris. Febl. 17. -- Considerable
progress: is said to have been made
toward the solution of the indemni
'the principal point of difference
seemtIs to be that somie contend that
(lternillty should pay the war cost of
the liltle nations, while others hold
to lie Anmerican idea, that the as
sociated powers should not go be
otnd the 11 poiniuts, with the amend
nient contained in the original armia
Bullte toWent her-Probably snow;
treaty of peace will be 'igned long
before July 1 next. The army must
be dlemobilized according to the war
enlistment act--four months after
the termination of the war, that
clause is in every enlistment paper.
"Many eminent lawyers, among
them former justice of the supreme
court, the Hon. Charles E. Hughes.
declares that the war was over when
the armistice was signed and that
congress had no power to extend war
legislation after the termination of
the war-hence war prohibition will
not he effective after July 1 next.
"Our greatest danger (if any) lies
in the enforcement of the prohibi
tion amendment to the constitution.
which, like a prairie fire, seems to
have swept through the various leg
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