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TO THE EAST
Russia, Japan and China Expected to
Aid in Her Revenge
By J. W. T. MASON.
New York, May 22.-Germany is
preparing to turn to the east for re
venge. German statesmen, crafty,
unscrupulous, and full of resentment
against the western democracies, are
laying plans to break the peace treaty
after the signatures have been forced
from the defeated plenipotentiaries
Germany is looking to Russia,
China and Japan for eventual help in
creating a new league to overthrow
the western nations; control of the
world. Germany, Russia, China and
Japan are all disappointed at the out
come of the peace negotiations.
China believes she has been deserted
by the western powers; and the Jap
anese are resentful because they have
not been recognized as the racial
equals of the white people of Ameri
ca and Great Britain.
Germany, therefore, is hopeful of
making subtle suggestions to China
and Japan concerning the advantages
of a secret league to seek reveng.:
against the west. Russia is a neces
sary confederate for such a conspir
acy. Russia has been denounced by
the victorious allies in Europe as an
outcast nation. France, in partic
ular, has forgotten her own revolu
tion when two-thilds of the French
national debt was repudiated and
four hundred dollars in French pa
per money sold for one dollar in real
France's refusal to co-operate with
Amlnerica and Great Britain in trying
to help the present Russian govern
ment get on its feet has made real
assistance to Russia impossible. Rus
THE VOICE OF ENGLISH LABOR
WHI('H WAY TENI)S THE
The revised covenant of the league
of nations had, on the whole, a "good
press" in this country yesterday. It
received less criticism than we had
expected, in view of the persistent at
tacks upon it since the draft cove
nant was issued some weeks ago.
Then we heard derisive laughter
from the preparers of future wars.
We were asked how any self-respect
ing nation could entrust its private
business to a commission, any moree
than an individual could entrust his,
to a committee; just as thoigh war
and the consequent ruin of hulmanity
were private business; just as though
the individual did not already en
trust most of the vital matters af
fecting his welfare to the state! Yes
terday, however, we only heard from
the war-promoting press that the
league was a "dubious" experiment.
That is a small advance.
Some of us see lmuch, indeed, in
the actual details of the league's ex
perimental construction to regret or
to criticise. We are doubtfil as to t
the employment of force against
force. Armed force of the league is
to control armed force of the re
calcitrant member of it! IRecogniz
ing that disarmament is the needed
first step, and glad to welcome the
league's declaration against the in
iquity of private arlament. firms, we
yet fear that the weapons of the
league may tend to expand and to be
diverted for alien or tyrannical our
poses. We fear that the idealinm
implied in its beginning mnay turn, as
of old, to a political "realism" like
that of the holy alliance. We see that
retrograde groups in one or all coun
tries may manipulate the machinery,
made for humanity, to serve their
Further, we regret that the wider
demand for universal brotherhood
has received a checi in the refusal
to grant "racial equality," and we
think also that an open invitation
should at once have been extended
to the new Russia and the new Ger
many. Above all, we are sorry that
as yet the success of the league-or
the international conscience--should
lbe so far dependent on the internal
conditions of each country compos
AT THE PIEOPLES.
"The Unwritten Code," a phtoto
drama of Japan, starts the bill at
the Peoples. The plot is fashioned
after that of "Madame lButterfly."
Kiku San (played by Shirley Mason)
is sold into a house of prostitution
by her dissolute father in payment
of his gambling debts. Site it
rescued by an American whom she
later marries but again the differ
ences between east and west cause
an estrangement and finally the
American's friends persuade him t(
go home with them. A fiction wel'
presented by an able cast, most ol
whom are Japanese.
Athol Laity's orchestra, an organ
ization of thorough artists. gave the
picture an ideal accompaniment.
Mowatt and Mullen. "the sunbrit(
pair." failed to brighten things ul
as we had hoped. Mowatt inflicted
upon his audience a coarse "chest
nut" which died in Butte three yearm
"The Jealous Lovers" was neatly
presented by Luckie and Yost, theil
act being 'one of real talent. Thi:
was perhaps the best on the bill.
The singing act, "Days of Long
Ago," is a very mediocre presenta
tion, the voices not being well har
monized. The gentleman of tht
company sang "That Wonderfu
Mammy 0' Mine." His execution of
the song was perfect-it died with
out a struggle.
The Abyssynian Three presentee
a novelty, "The Darktown Circus.'
Their harmony was excellent, the
lady of the company having a re
markably pure voice. Their act i:
indeed a pleasing one.
Will and Linda Newman, novelty
cyclists, present a unicycle boxing
sila, therefore, is now unable to count
on help from the west. If the Ger
mans can assist Russia to recover
her balance, it will be to Germany
that the Russians will naturally turn
for futute guidance.
Germany's first step, therefore, in
her search for means to break the
peace treaty, is to form an intimate
relatioliship with Russia. Already
efforts are being made in Berlin to
this end. German agents are in Rus
sia advocating the mutual advan
tage of secret co-operation between
the two nations.
Once this movement shows signs
of p)rogressing, its spread into China
and Japan will be deftly sought by
Germany's leaders. Gernany threat
ened this very outiome to Ambassa
dor Gerard when America was pre
pasing to enter the war. The ruth
less brutality of the Germans during
the war savors more of an oriental
race than a western nation. The
Germans may thus claim racial rela
tionship with the Orient for the pur
pose of urging co-operation.
The situation is certuin to develop
into a serious menace unless the
western diplomats quickly begin to
counteract the new German propa
ganda. IRussia is the key. With
Russia hostile to Germany's designs.
the Gertmans will be implotent. They
will be geographically isolated from
the far east and unable to form all
effective oriental alliance. The west
ern democracies, therefore, must re
vise their treatment of Russia, or
see Germany continue as a danger
ous plotter against civilization's pro
ing it, and thiat the nlnchinee repie
sentative of all shouldl have for its
component parts government or dele
gates not representative of the peo
ýple in each country. For a nation
dtstorted and crippled by capitalism
caunot lend other than a perverted
weight to the decisions it strives to
As yet! "As yet," we say. there is
mnuch to regret, mnuch to revise. But
what about tomorrow?
While we have cause for fear we
have also better cause for hope. Ma
chinery is little; or it may even be
harnmful. What matters is the hand
and brain that work it. What mat
lers is the spirit. It is to the credit
of Wilson, and the other scorned
"idealists" who believe in the future
of mankind, that they have been able
to get the league into life as an ex
pression of our conminon conscious
ness. That consciousness will grow,
assuredly, with use--will expand as
it better realizes itself in and through
the new channel thus provided for
it. And it will grow chiefly, and most
beneficently, if the separate nations,
themselves increasingly democratized,
are able to transfer to it some of their
own more generous inspiration. Its
new spirit ntust comle fl'oml the peo
ple-fromi "below," as they say. The
old international spirit, feeble and
fitful, came as an imposition from
That any country should have said
to the other counltries that onela is its
brother's keeper-that is the great
point: that is the great gain. The
old nationalisni, tle mere selfishness
of separation. is attacked in its
The "but" is enormtou. Let us re
mind President Wilson of his own
"acid test." What are the great pow
ers doing to the socialist republics
of Russia and Hungary; what is each
great power doing.to its own people?
If the league is to become an in
strument for the suppression of revo
lution, it will be worse than a fail
ure-it will be fatal mockery of all
the ideals it professes to embody. All.
as ever, depends on the common lpeo
pie. Let them infuse into this one
sided and imperfect instrument the
spirit of internationalism. For, if
they lose thae, they lose all.--London
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS TO
PRESENT OLD OPEETTIA
"The Rivals" to Be Given
on Saturday Evening in
School Auditorium . Cast
Members of the High School
Girls' Glee club will pre: clt "TI he
Rivals" in the high school audi
torium on Saturday evening at 8:15
)'clock. The operetta will be pre
sented under the direction o;f
Eleanore A. Tenner.
The principals are Lucille Sitteb
ler, Geraldine Tallon, Opal Blair,
Hazel Hill, Gladys Betters, Hlelen
Conroy. Yetta Rayfish. Florence
Ramsey and Ruth Betters. Child
parts are taken by Violet Bonino,
Alice Davenport, Violet Eister, Ir
ma Lyford, Mercedes Staebler and
1Iartha Van Hlouten.
The chorus consists of Harriet
Molthen, Marguerite Morris, Ruth
J0em, Amelia Netzner, Lillian Parte
lio, Doris Phillips, Gladys Ryan, Lo
rena Scanland. Catherine Small, Hel
sna Small, Daisy Stevens, Lois Tre
oar. Hoda Rosenberg is accom
act which ably demonstrates their
skill as cyclists.
The "Hip" bill (offered at twenty
cents), though containing a few
weak spots, is better than some for
which we have been cold-bloodedly
"soaked" four-bits at Pantages.
1 Today We Celebrate.
Centenary of the Sailillg of Savan
nab, First Transatlantic Steatner.
The stcaniship Savannah, the first
steamn- vessel to cross the Atlantic,
sailed from Savannah., (a., one huni
dred years ago today. May 22. 1819,
and the centennial is being observed
today in the southern city. The ep
ochal event was imade possible iby the
enterprise of Savannah capitalists.
In 1818, the Georgia legislature in
corporated the Savannah Steamship
company which immediately set
about the construction of a steam
ship. The vessel was built in New
York and upon completion sailed to
her home port. fromn which she start
ed on her memorable trip to Liver
The Savannah was consideredl an
imposing ship in those days, although
sihe would now be coll(idleredUt S as al
insignificant craft. She was only 350
tons, fitted out as a sailing vessel,.
but with arrangements for the ad
dition of auxiliary steam. The mo
tive power was transmitted through
a 90 horsepower engine to two pad
dle wheels, one on each side of the
The greatest excitement prevailed
in Savannah on the day the vessel
was scheduled to sail, and the eyes
of all shipping men along the Atlan
tic coast were tulrned toward the
Georgia capital on that May 22, 1819.
when a new era in ocean transpllor
tation and travel was to be inaugul
rated. With great ceremony the
ship cast her aunchor and left her
houme port. sailing up the Atlantic
coast to Newfoundland before strik
ing out for the shores of England
Ireland was sighted on June 17. the
trip having takenl 25 days. The log
of the Savannah llakes romanitic
reading. It is related that when the
vessel alproached the Irish cosat she
was sighted by a British cutter.
which. seeing the smoke pouring
fronm her low funnel. naturally sup
posed she was on fire, and hastened
to her assistance. The British had
no information of the intended visit.
or, if they had been informed, they
simply ignored the information as
too improbahble for belief. When the
astonished British skipper saw the
curious looking craft without sails
pll outdistancing his fleet vessel he
signalled the visitor to stop. It re
quired 1a shot across he'r bowst to
make the Amlerican vessel halt, and
then the Britisher found out. the
character of the vessel.
Later the Savannah proceedled un
der her own steam to Stockholm and
from there went to St. Petersburg.
She then set out on her retlurn voy
age which she made without stop),
arriving at htier home tport on Nov.
Birtihday of A. ('onnu IDoyle.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the crea
tor of Sherlock Holmes, will pass hit
60th milestone today. The author was
born in Edinburgh, and was a ship':
surgeon on vessels running to Africa
and the Arctic regions before lhe be
gun his career as a novelist with "A
Study in Scarlet," published in 1887.
Sir Arthur has a never-failing sup
ply of good stories, his favorite deal
ing with an experience he had with a
caimnan in Paris. The cabby startled
the author by addressing hinm by
namne, and when asked to explain lie
•said: "I read in the papers ,that
Sir Doyle was to arrive in Paris from
I Nice, after stopping at Marseilles and
Lyons on tihe way. Now I see you
have your hair cut in the Marseilles
fashion. and there is Lyons mud still
on your boots. There you must be
Sir Doyle." Sir Arthur, amazed at
this exhibition of "sherlocking," per
sisted, "but was that all the evidence
you had?" ".Well, to be honest,
1 no," grinned tihe cablly, "I also saw
i your name on your luggage."
The first organized attemiil 1o eto -
tl lore the wild interior of the dark
continent was mnade by Mlunl o Park,
who .et sail on his first voyage to
Africa under the patronage of the
African society, to trace the source
of the river Niger, 124 years ago
today. 1 He returned two years and
seven tmonths later, after hlaving ex
plored a considerable section of Af
riea never before visited by whites,
although lie failed in his main pur
pose. In 180)4 lie headed anoither
African expedition, fintanced by the
British government, but never re
turned. It is believed that lie was
murdered at Broussa, on the Niger.
Since then successive expeditionsl
have explored every nook and corner
of Africa and it will be only a matter
of a few years, in all probability, un
til the Cape to Cairo railroad is com
pIleted atnd "darlkest Africa" made
accessible to the most tenderfooted
24-HOUR BANK STRIKE
Brussels, .elgium, May 22.--Em
ployes of banks and insurance coml
panllies went on a 24-hour strike in
suDlort of their demands for a gen
eral betterment of working condi
tions. All the banks were closed.
Paris, France, May 22.--The strik
ing bank employes are insisting on
having a delegation of their own sub
nmit claims to employers and not
through the minister of labor as pro
posed by the hankers, refusing to re
sume work until it is nmet.
OPPOSE TEACHERS' UNION
Ogden. Utah, May 22.---Two hn
dred teachers signed an application
for a charter and are being assisted
b)y the unions to secure improved con
ditions that have been denied them
by the school authorities who are re
fusing to re-employ them unless they
again sign individual contracts.
WAITRESSES' UNION GAIN
St. Louis, Mo., May 22.-W-ait
resses' Union No., 249 has secured
new contracts with a minimum wage
of $10 a week.
ACCEPTING THE INEVITABLE
Sacramento, Calif., May 22.--The.
emlployes of the Great Southern Lum
ber company, one of the largest con
cerns in the world, are joining their
Y OUR firm name in this list will be soeu and discussed by every mem
be.r of the family. If you seek the patronage of the workers, make "
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only paper in Butte that is publishl d ill tile interests of your customers.
NOT THE LARGEST CIRCULATION
BUT THE LARGEST PROVEN RESULTS
Wage-Earners' Shopping Guide
AUTO REPAIR CLOTHING AND TAI- HATS FOR MEN POOL D]OOMS
SHOPS " LOR.4G FOR MEN Nickerson, The Hatter, Lambro's Pool Hall,
112 W. Park street. 42 E. Park St.
Lacey Aut) Repair and Service Big 4 Tailor, RESTAURANTS
Shop, 17 West Park Street. HARDWARE
1126 Utah. Leland Care,
Shirley Clothes Shop, 72 East Park street.
Grand Avenue Rr air Shop, hirley Clothes ShopMain. Sewell's Hardware, 72 East Park street.
Corner Hartrison and 221 East Park street. Spokane Cafe,
Grand. - Shiners, Furniture, 17 South Main St.
75 East Park Street. Moxom Cafe,
Auto Repair Machine Shop CHIROPRACTIC 29 w. rodaway.
M. G. SMITH. 401 S. Wyoming Crystal Cafe,
Flora W. Emery JEWELERS 69 East Park Street.
FloraGolden West Cae,
Room 9, Silver Bow Block. Montana Jewelry Co., 227 S. Main.
AUTOS BOUGHT Opticians, Etc.,
73 East Park street. 3land.cy's Cafe,
AND SOLD CIIILI PARLORS People's Loan Ofice, e,\ ritan ('al o .
28½ East ?ark street. 25 E l'aik.
Classic Chili Parlor, Brodle, the .eweler,
E.40 East Park street. Savoy Cae,
E. H. Rupert, 210 North Main. * 84 East Park.
228 S. Arizona St. Powell Jewelry Co.,
112 N. Main St.
1. Sinon, SHOES
DAIRIES 1 North Main.
Chicago Shoe Store,
Blue Bird Butter Shop, LAGER BEER 7 s. Main street.
209% W. Park St.
Yegen Bros., Bankers, W. Park St. EXTRACT Walkover Shoe Co.
Park and Dakota streets. Crystal Creamery, 4b W. Park Street.
459 E. Park street. Lager Beer Extract Golden Rule Shoe Store,
A. GRAF, 726 S. MONT. Peter Brinig. 39 E. Park.
BATHS. DRUGGISTS one rice Store,
DRUGGISTS 11 East Park,
Steam Baths, Jacques Drug Co., SPECIALISTS
504 E. Broadway. 1857 Harrison avenue. J. Durst,
Ladies' Tailor and Ilabit
--- altaker. D)r. W. H. Ilaviland,
Phone 2764 Room 436 71 Woet Park St.
BUTCHERS DENTISTS 1. Phoenix Bldg.
504 W. Park SHOE REPAIRING
18 W. l'ark. Union Dentists,
Central Market, Third Floor Rialto Bldg. LADIES' cManu Shoe Shop,
323 North Main. D1r. C. Al. Eddy, GARMENTS 5 S. Wyoming.
Western Meat Co., 204-215 Pennsylvania lk. - Progressive Shoe Shop,
121 E. Park St. Popular Ladies' Garment Store, 1721 Harrison Ave.
Independent Market,East Paik Street.
203 South Main. FURNITURE rThe International Store,
S. Park. SECOND HAND
BAKERIES Shiner's Furniture, MEN'S OUTFITTERS CLOTHING,
Usdei liakery, 75 E. Park street. JEWELIY, ETC.
1 ., ETC.
117 E. Park St. B. Kopald Co., Furniture, Emp o34 E. Park. Uh' a f
Manhattan Bakery, 68 West Broadway. Uncle Sa's Loan Office,
205 W. Park. Fashion Tailoring, 11 S. Wyoming.
- -205--47 W. Park.
107 N. Montana Street. GROCERIES Palace Clothing & Shoe Store,
53-.5 1. vark st. TAILORS
Royal Bakery, Montana Clothing and Jewelry
20 South Main. Company, -
Home Baking Co., ,\inus C iu. 'y, 103 S. Arizona. Fashion Tailoring Co.,
Olympia St. 1 1/., Norh Main. O.K. Store, 47 W. 'ark St.
Olh ympi\\'usulli'ti , 24 E. Park St. Bernard Jacoby, Tallor,
IS W.t 'rk. Bouchers, 19 5. Dakota s.eet.
BARBER SHOPS J R. Becky, 27 . ark t.
2701 Elm St. Montana Tailors,
Allen's Grocery, 425 N. Main street.
Con Lowney, 1204 E. Second street. MEAT MARKETS . Zuhl, Tailor,
309 N. Main. Kermode, Groceries, 504 W. Park street
Pastime Barber Shop and Pool 1 Ea Park street. W
Room, Poynter's Cash Stbre, Ed's Market. Dundee Woolen Mills,
210 North Main St 1854 IHarrison. 500 East Park. 62 West Park Street.,
S. F. T. A. Cash Grocery,
Park Barber Shop, 627 East Galena Street. W. Oortel,
S. Park.PHOTOGRAPHY , s. Arizona St.
T. J McCarthy,
. 64 E. Broadway. Big 4,
BATTERIES McCarthy-nryant & Co." Thomson's Park Studio, 17 W. Park St.
RECHARGED 317-319 East Park Street. 217 East Park Street.
_Bshop Bros., UNDERTAKERS
180 WValnut St. POOL HALLS -....
Montana Battery Station, 1 W S.
224 S. Arizona. White IHouseo Grocery, -------Larry Duggan, Undertaker
Butte Battery Co., 508 West Park. Golden Gate Poo all, 322 North Main street.
119 5. Montana St. Daniels & Bilboa, Undertakers,
CLOTHES CLEANING GENTS' FURNISH- OPTICIANS
AND PRESSINGINGS VULCANIZIN
Montana Jewelry Co.,
Bernard Jacoby, dllar Shirt Shop, 73 East Park St. 40 East Galena.
19, S. Dakota Street. ialt, Bldg. Powell Jewelry Co., Butte Vulcanizing Works,
e PMurphy Money Back Store, 112 N. Main St. 194 liarin Ave.
T()BACCO AND 65 E. Park St.
C0-NFECTIONS IO RNISHERS OUTFITTERS WELDING
P at hKeInna, National Supply Co., Francis J. Early Oxy-Aeeylene We'ding Works,
e. 31t North Main. 10 W. Mercury. 715-719 E. Front St. 130 South Arizona.