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EditorialESULT IN MANY DEATHS
International Labbr Day Celebrations Marred by Accidents and Disorders
IN BALL PARK IS
Thousands Turn Out to Hear W. A.
Pritchard, of Vancouver, B. C., W . F.
Dunn and Many Other Prominent
Speakers Talk On the Issues Which
Are Most Vital to the Working Class
Two Ihoiusalil people gallhered at }ehgetii park 1to celebrate
Ittelrational abor daily yeslelrdal\ at Ihe uieetini I hehl mIllel'r
lhe ate..lpices of the Soldiers." Sailoirs" and W orkers' c-oiniel.
W. F. l)ulnn acited as (haliPirmai l and ill the opening slpeehi
lull of the sioifjicanue l' Ma\l 4a\ as Ithe w .irkersI 'h lidaiY. lie
sliIoke of lthe ailr'e of the rulers to I.brig pece to a waiting
\\oril and declaredi that Il on the shlioilieris of the workers
iresled the resi pol sibilit y of creatilng Iei'i nei Ipeai ce.
lie spoke oh' the htlindreds of -workers now inl jail lfor their
iactivities oni ]ehall' of llaborls e se and pleaded with hlie
audience to organize for their release
and to prevent further persecution.
Alfred Budden delivered an elo
quent address on the new spirit of la
bor. He stated that the reactionary
bureaucracy of the A. F. of L. must
be shorn of the power they are using
to keep the membership chained to
capitalism. He declared that or
ganization must be based on knowl
edge; predicts that labor will soon,
because it must, assume the manage
ment of industry.
WV. A. Pritchard of Vancouver, B.
C., was the principal speaker. For
over an hour he held the attention
of the audience as he described the '
industrial depression that preceded
Canada's entry into the war. He told
of the sufferings of the Canadian sol
diers on the fields of battle and
since their return to a land where
there is no work. He told in detail
of the formation of a gigantic indus
trial union among the workers of
western Canada; how the workers
had decided that the old craft union
form of organization no longer ful
filled the needs of the workers, and
how the present organization had
grown out of the shop-steward sys
Itl pointed outt the need of larger
and more powerful organizations to
replace the crafts now separated into
small units and squapbling over jur
isdiction. He spoke of the social up
heaval all over the world, and said
that labor, and labor alone, could
solve the social puzzle.
He urged the necessity of carrying
on a vigorous campaign of working
class education, that the workers
might understand their position in
society and the destiny they must
He spoke bitterly of the lives sac
rificed in the world war, and of the
rulers whose sole thought now was
to further oppress and exploit the
producers of wealth.
Pritchard received an ovation as
The audience was attentive and
enthusiastic. Butte's workers have
no reason to be ashamed of their
share in the nation-wide observance
of International Labor day.
No violence niarred the proceed
ings as it did in many other cities, as
there was no interference by the po
(Special United Press Wire.)
Paris, May 2.-The prefect of
police announced this afternoon that
one gendarme was killed and 42S
persons were wo uded in yesterday's
May day riots. Of the wounded,
three are gravely hurt, twelve others
are in the hospitals, seventy-five
temporarily incapacitated. Deputy
Jouhaux, prominent labor leader, is
among those wounded.' Private G.
Harrison'of the American air service,
who was wounded in the back by a
stray bullet, is reperted to be rest
Socialists and labor leaders have
placed the entire- responsibility for
the disturbances on the government,
they declared. The demonstrators
had no intention of doing more than
quietly parading through the streets
of the idle capital and say the con
flict with the police was'the result
"of the government flaunting its
military power in the faces of the
people in every down-town square."
They also declared the gendarmes'
interference did more to "foster the
growing spirit of revolt than any
sort of a parade could have done, no
matter how may .red flags were
waved, reivoltitOnary sbngs sung or
(Continued on Page Eight.)
Leader of Mob "Beats It"
When Police Mean Busi
ness. Resolutions Call for
Release of Tom Mooney.
New York, May 2.--The May da;
celebration in New York ended with
:• mass meeting at Madison Square
garden, which adopted resolutioi.
advocating four general strikes.
three of five days duration and a
fourth of indefinite length, unless
Thomas J. Mooney and Warren K.
Billings are released from prison or
granted new trials before July 4.
The meeting was the only one of a
dozen planned which was not broken
up by soldiers and sailors, who de
mandled that the American flag bhe
displayed and "The Star Spangled
Banner" sung. It, was not the fault
of the service men that they did not
"clean up" tile garden. They tried,
but were overwhelmed by the police.
An army of 1,318 police under
command of Chief Inspector Daly,
guarded all approaches to the garden
and held at bay more than 1,000 men
in uniform, recently returned froin
Led by a Scotch Canadian soldier
and a bugler, who repeatedly sound
ed the assembly, the soldiers and
sailors charged the police lines, but
were beaten back. Back of the of
ficers on foot, with night sticks held
ready, were outposts of mountedt
men. They were reinforced by a
strong provost guard.
One mounted officer, chasing the
Canadian leader of the crowd andt
an American soldier pursued them on
horseback into the main entrance of
the Hotel Latham, where the Amer
ican was felled by a blow from a
night stick. The Canadian escaped
through the barroom. The police be
came enthusiastic in their work aft
er they had been pelted with a show
er of bricks.
While the police and service men
were battling in the rain outside, the
Mooney meeting was proceeding with
great enthusiasm, but little disorder.
Agents of the department of justice
were scattered through the huge hali
The strike resolutions which were
adopted, after reciting that every
legal recourse had been exhausted
without obtaining "justice or a new
trial for Mooney or Billings, called
on organized workers to act as fol
S"Unless new trials or freedom are
granted Mooney and Billings before
t July 4, 1919, we will go out on a
s general strike to take effect for five
e days, namely, July 4, 5. 6, 7 and S.
"Further, if justice is still denied
in spite of the first protest. we will
e join a general strike to take effect
y again for five days beginning Labor
o day and be in effect Sept. 1, 2, 3, 4
'e and G.
ir "Again, if no relief is forthcom
Continued on Page Three)
IN AN ANCIENT ROLE
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Ting Cainute put ol hi: jew old crown tand assuming U is mot t iltmpressive expression, raiset d his
hand towards the seaa and exc|la inted: "Sea! Thotu art part of lily (domain andl . I mmaltnt d the we!
(Go hack!'--History of EingItnd.
NEW MAYOR V
Stodden Admits Appoint
ments Made, But With
holds Names Until Mon
Although the proverbial silence of
the sphinx is a jazz band compared
with Mayor-elect Stodden's secrecy
as to his appointments for city of
lice, rumor, which has been traced to
reliable sources, close to the man
who will become mayor in fact next
Monday has made known a lift of
persons said to have been appointed.
Prominent in the list are the names
of R. L. Clinton, said to be slated
for the job of city attorney; Will
Thomas for city clerk, "Skinny"
Sunberg for city auditor, and E. J.
Strassburger, brother of the city
treasurer-elegt, for the city engi
In a statement today Mayor-elect
Stodden stated that hie would not
make known a list of his appoint
ments until after the new council
convened next Monday night. He
stated, however, that appointments
for all the offices at his disposal had
been made and that those given the
positions were asked to keep the fact
secret until after their appointments
had been officially announced.
In addition to the appointees
named by Dante Rumor. it is stated
authoritatively that Dr. WV. C. tMath
thews, present city health officer. has
been asked to remain under the in
coming administration. It is also
stated that Jake Oliver will hbe the
next street commissioner, with Dan
itel Sullivan as assistant, while thei
police commission will include F. W.
Bac,rn and Charles Leonard as t we
of its three members.
(Special United Press Wire.)
Oakland, May 2.-Patrick Beads,
a motorman is near death, following
an encounter early this morning with
a bandit, whom Beads knocked down.
The would-be highwayman then shot
the motorman and escaped. Beads
was on his way home from work
when the bandit covered him with a
gun and demanded his money.
(Special United Press Wire.)
Paris, May 2.-A Zurich dispatch
says that German govrharme t' roops
have taken Munich'hbit thf communi
ists are still resisting ini several
I parts of the city,
MIiftI T U LL ft iUl
(Special United I'ess Wire.)
Slokan. I I 1. -. No bombll
have been dliscovered in the noirth
western district under the super
Jviion of lthe postotlice inspector.
except the one that Mayor "Ole'"
Hanson received, lwoording to of
ficials at this office. This district
includes Oregon. Washington,
Montana. Idaho and Alaska. If
any boinbs had behen reported in
this district this otlice would be
immiediately applrised of the fact,
it is stlated.
Foodstuffs Have Reached
Point Which "Only Rich
Can Pay," Says President
of Housewives' League.
(Spccial U'nit(td P'rv-ss Wire.)
New York, May 2. "Give us back
our five-cent loaf," is the plea Mrs.
Julian Heath, presidenti of the Na
tional Housewives' L.tague cabled to
Wilson. The cable suggested that
the president innedliat:ely authorize
importation of Argentine and Ca
nadian wheat to lower bread prices.
Mrs. Heath statedl that she spoke
for the housewives of 70 per cent of
the country's consumersi . "Consum
ers won't get nmuchl iinefit out of
winning thli war un1111i': food costs
are linitetl,'" shi t,hi the United
Press. She sai: ''r -war cost of
bacon lwas h liri ;i.. , was now
seventy; 1)re-waT w :l. r I irteen cents,
inow forly; plre-w\ar Ipr'k, $17, now
$52; pr.-war \'h',I I ninety cents,
now two-twenty: ptr'-,cvr corn sixty,
now dollar sixty. (' Irient statistics
show that we ha\' the greatest
stocks of whmle. nits, fats, hogs
and cattlte ever Iknlwn:l in the his
tory of the country. yet' they're
withheld 11ri111 teil ieople at prices
which none but tlhe ' ll can pay."
Her cable ends wii a flat ques
tion to Wilaison :ia whether he'll
take up thel Id pr 1'; at the next
session of ctrig:'l '-'.
GUESS IT'S RIGHT
IF WOODY SAYS SO
(Special United P'ecss Wire.)
Washington, May !. Wilson re
gards the labor 1progr::m adopted by
the Paris cnllfeitr('lce as "one of the
i most important achie\'rentets of the
s new day, in which all intereSt~ will
- be systenmaticlily. intelligently safe
I guarded a id priuiinLtd," he cabled
A WEEK IN
Beginning May 3, Unions
Connected with the Build
ing Trades Will Shorten
Their Week of Toil.
Seattle, May 2.--No longer will
the Seattle ibuiders ha ve labor
on Saturday, according to Secretary
(otterell of the nuilhdiugs Trades'
council. In the futuret , live days ai
week will constitute their limit of
tIil The new working schedule is
Ilie result of a roferendumt vote tak.en
last January and made effective May
:l. The five-day vweek is expected to
relieve the pIresent over supply of
labor, resultilg ill the return of sol
diers and sailors. The trades affected
are plumbers. building, structural
iron workers, buildintg lablorers, as-i
bestos workerS::, electriciansl, steamll
.liters, elevator con structors, brick'
layers, hoisting egineers, roofers,
pit1e drivers. T''1 lilasterers, lathetrs
antid painters have had a five-day
week for somelll linle.
wMOTHERS PAID TRIBUTE
BY ARTS AND CRAFTERS
AMeithers; of the Marion White
Arts : l tl ('lra ift chlb yesterday fit
tingly observed "Mothers' day" at
their ist!ling hetld at the Woil nrtl's
An excellcnt paper oti the subject,
'M.t.her, ' wits read vby Mrs. A. S.
Chrit ie. The paper brought out the
fact that one oif Ithe lessons taught
biy iihe: war is that the Illothers' cap
abilitt's for ;erviO ntieeld nIot be coin
thfld to the house( ; that allthough the
homeewill alwa:ty: b+e first in their
thoughts, '.ttolen have learrned that
the world is lilled with arn ever-in
creasing Itmilhr of big enterprises
that call for thi service of trained
Mrs. 1'. II. tihontmker favored the
clulb womIlent wilt two lullabies sulng
in her ' 1to0t t- l 1h i'alining tatttner'. ORe
fre'.el' nts \\.te r t -'served.
BLOWING THE FLAME
(Special I'nitled Press Wire.)
Washington, May 2.---Twenty-five
thousand "red" ' issionaries are now
t trying to blow into a revolutionary
flame whatever class atttagonastt.aud
I industrial discontent that mnsy ;xist
- in the United States, according to.in
Sformation the government depart
ment has gathered.
Cage at Rarus Mine Goes
Over Top of Gallows
Frame As Men Complete
Three min.ers are dilead andil one
sustaineid a hrokeen leg as the result
of1 al accident at the Iiatus mine at
: o'clock this morning, when the
Cage in wIi('ch the men vwere ascend
ilg fronl the shaft went over Ilthe top
of theil gallows framlie.
Con's lt tnltes, 2127 Oregon
Drank Iltoksih. 21:11 ('Cot ton
wtvod st reet, .1eaderville.
It'r liicl'ct, 52 W\ lnut
Albert ). West, 1102 (allatintt
T'he hoist was in ch:arge of Eingi
ltne1r Hig.ian, who had bttleen en
Dloyed att the I"arus. mine only three
weteks. Officials of the Atnactonda
Colpelr Minlin. comlpany, owners of
the prolperty, statIed, however, thai
Higtan was ian ezxperitented entgineer
and had beent enmploye-d at the Moun
tain View mine for a number tof years
previous to Vworking at the Itarlt.
The al'i ident occurredtl ju:1L t Ilie
111te1 Wtere' leaving tthe shaft at tlte
close of their shift. InslRad ot stop
ping at tlht sl'rface , tthe cage. with
a heavy slilp attached, conllilttucl to
the sheaves at the top of thllgallows
frame and -lw; lprecipitatetl t t he
grountl, when the hiltg bolt attraching
the cage ti to the s:itip was b)rokell.
The skitp wis. hauging from the top
of the gallows framine.
I)tlne ars and Boklsitcih "twere killed
practically insta/nlly. hot Kiefert
lived for oneu hour, t.lest'le the sl ri
ousness of his injutrics. Other tIhan
a fractulred leg the itnjutries sustain
ed by \Vest are s:aid to Ite negligible,
and hei' is expectedi to live.
I)isnIars was a -ingle 0g man of 21
years, living with his widowedtl i11oth
erI atl 2127 Oregon ,enuoe. tis body
is at WVhite's undertriking parlors.
Kiefert was omarried anld lived at 52
1ol::ihli was; born in Austria 42
years ,go. lie has eoon in America
Iti 'ears, and in Butte for 15 years.
He w.s a prominent ilemerll of the
Croaltian National society and leaves
a host of friends as well as a wife
and five children living at 2151 Cot
lonwood streelt, Meader'ille. Mir.
noksilch ia surviv ed by two brothers
and two siste:rs in tlhe old country,
and by one brother, Mike Boksich,
of Leigh, Mont. Mike Boksich has
been notified of his brother's death
and is on his way to Blttle. The body
lies at the Daly-Shea undlrtakilng
Boksich was instantly killed in the
accident. Ili;s head was eltirely se1 -
ored front tilhe body, anti was re
placed ansd sewed on by the under
Coroner's investigation into the
three deaths will be held Monday
afternoon at 2 o'cloc k.
The cotroner's jlury vieweid the re
lnains this afternoon and has been
sworn in. The jury is composed of
the following: i. J. DIwyer, George
Watson, William Hennessy. Date
.Lewis, John l,(eary, John Hlanley anl
Tomn Fletche r.
An accident similar in all reslpects
except as t to the loss of life and in
juries to miners, occurred this mlorn
ing also at the Never Sweat imine. In
the second arcident no one was hurt.
A REAL UNION
OF NEWS WRITERS
Buenos Aires, May 2 ---A strike of
the editorial staff of La Prlensa has
prevented the publication of that
newspaper. One of its editors and
an employe of the business office,
who had been discharged, were
among the organizers of the new
union of journalists, which has de
manded their reinstatement.
The union of journalists, which is
supported by the Graphic federation,
including the printers, pressmen and
others, called a strike. There is a
probability, it is believed.' of the
strike spreading to other newspapers
which discharged editors and report
ers who were members of the union.
Germany Must Accept Or
Reject Terms in 15 Days.
Trime of Presentation to
Be Monday or Tuesday.
(Special United Press Wire.)
Paris, May 2.---Thle Germans will
be given a maximum of 15 days aft
er presentation of the peaces trefity
to finally accept or reject the terms,
it is learned from authoritative
sources. The time of presentation
has not yet been definitely deter
mined but will probably be Monday
or Tuesday. Theire will be no oral
d(iscnusion between the allied and
(German oomninissions. During the
15 days, allotted them. the enemy
representalites may present propo
sitions in writing. Replies will be
made the samte way.
If the Germans present a proposal
during the last few days of the peri
od, the allies will have a right to dx
teed the 1 5-day limlit in making a
reply. but the Germans must .im
plelt the discussion among them
selves., a well as at Weimar, present
lug all prolosals within the time
limit. These details of procedure
have bton definitely decided. The
treaty "viil be handed the Germans il
lthe Ire'sene of plenipotentiaries of
all Ihe allited belligerents. Those sa
tions which merely broke off relt
tions with German y will not be rep
re'~nlted. Undter the present arrange
Ilents there will he just two meet
ings at V\(rsailles at which the pre
sentation of the trealy and its s,gn
ing occur. The remainder of the
proc.edure will be limited to the ex
chaingie of written communications
Ibetwol n Vorsailles and Paris.
Paris:, : .ay 2.--Mexico and Costa
Itica, like hussia, must demonstrate
tlheir governmental stability, as well
as th1o0, that they ate ready to accept
the principles of the league of na
tions before they are admitted to
menmbership, it is learned.
The United Press was inforimed
there is no significance in the failure
ti includie Mexico among the neutrals
invitied so immediate membership,
.beyond what shows on the face of
the question. The United States rec
ognizes th1 Carranzista government,
hut lthe French and British do not.
Th(,e French and Britlish recognize the
('ostla Iica government, but the
I'niiod States does not. Under the
circulmstances, it is agreed best that
the two nations should not be invited
Versaille, May 2--Italy partici
pated in the official peace conference
for the first time since the with
drawal of her main Italian delegates.
Signor Jyng, Italian economic ex
pert, attended the meeting of the al
lies and German financial represen
tatives and experts. No other minor
officials would remain.
GO ON STRIKE
Spokane, May 2.-Union bakers
in several large plants here went on
strike yesterday in support of their
demands for $4 weekly increase in
wages and Sundays off, it was an
nounced by A. H. Norwka, business
agent of the bakers' union. Man
agers of the plants said they were
prepared for the strike and would
continue to operate on the "open
shop" basis with no decrease in their
output. Bakers in some plants,
where, according to Mr. Norwia,
hope of an agreement still' exists,
have not been called out. The union
is said to have 125 members in this
Spokane, May 2.-Despite the fact
that bakers are striking, Spokane is
breaking bread with her meals and
the big bakeries, which refused to
sign an increased scale, are employ
ing nonunion help to 1ill the gap.
Th'ey declare herearter they will op
erate the open shop. A threatened
strike of teamsters and chauffeurs
looms ominously for the clqsed shop.
EARTHQUAKES IN CALIFORNIA
(Special United Press Wire.)
Redding, Calif., May 2.-A sharp
earthquake shock was felt here this
morning. It was said to be the ot
distinct since 1900. Buildings
and doors nauged, but no dam$