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MINE WORKERS KICK ABOUT
DECISION OF APPEAL JUDGE
Will Carry Case in Corona
do Coal Company Suit to
Highest Tribunal. Object
to Tone of Instructions.
The United Mi ie Workers of
Atierita will appeal to the United
States ;supretelll' co t in tihe suit
tbrought tagainst tilhet tiners by the
Coronado Col aol ll);ay, in which a
decision ha:; just been renderedl by
the Itniteid tiates circuit rour't af
firming the decision of the t'nited
States district coiurt at Fort lllitiL.
The original verdict against the
iitners in this suit was for datlliages
of .'0:'.0u,n , which, when trebled un
der th laiw. aw tlountted to $.00.)0, .
i) i tt i tat ion of thi e tilti.rs to
apptal was atunoutticed by \Villian
itreiie 'A ecretary of the t'nited Mine'
\Vorketrs who is in New York to atl
t,"nd il lmeeting of th1 executive Coun
cil of the AmeriCan idoriation of
lJdge in' trcts Jury.
The trial took place b;eforo Jutldg
Elliott. After the jury had beetn out
about 48 hour, they were called be
fore the court and instructed by the
"Now, genttlenti of the jury, this
is Ia petty seriolus sitllationl anld I
\atillt to say to youl that the cou iirt
Ilas Ino thoulghit at all of discharging
youl. You were sworn upontt yiour
olith; to do yo(ii ur lduty i as juroii rs. II
the opi tio t 1he court thereI is no
reason ()I1 earth why etaonal (e mlln
with i lllt' t egtarld for righti . oild eachl
halltVin diue rtespect land consitderation
ifor th e other's opi ion. shouldl not
arrive at a concllusion in this case.
To 15,000 Members
OF ORGANIZED LABOR IN
BUTTE AND VICINITY
ADVERTISE YOUR WANTS EITHER TO BUY OR SELL. MAKE A
THOROUGH SEARCH FROM CELLAR TO GARRET AND SEE IF YOU
HAVEN'T MANY ARTICLES OF VALUE IN YOUR HOME THAT ARE
OF NO PARTICULAR USE TO YOU, BUT COULD BE SOLD TO SOME
ONE THAT IS LOOKING FOR JUST THAT VERY ARTICLE, THAT
VERY ARTICLE THAT YOU DON'T WANT.
Read the following list. It might be the means of suggesting
some article that you want and haven't got, or have and don't
want. Learn to reduce the high cost of living by using the want
columns of your paper.
Fireless Cooker Bureau Electric Heaters Vacuum Cleaners
Chairs Dresser Electric Toasters Poultry
Lounge Buffet Electric Irons Go-Carts
Couch Books Percolators Baby Buggies
Encyclopedias " Clothes Wringers Automobiles
Sideboard Pianos Gas Stoves Carpet Sweepers
Piano Stools Gas Plates Clocks
Library Table Rugs, Carpets Kodak Lenses
Beds Piano Players
Cash Registers Lawn Mowers
Easy Chairs Curtains
Rocking Chairs Clothes Racks
Phonographs WashingMachine China Closets
Fountain Pens Kodaks Carpenters' Tooafes
Field Glasses Trunks Wagons
Opera Glasses Bath Tubs Kitchen Cabinets
Writing Desks Suit Cases Sinks Oil Stoves
Book Cases Sewing Machines Dining Tables Dishes
Rolltop Desks Pictures Stoves, Ranges Velocipedes
What wouhl b'' "a fortune to either
of you ha:; a;l;lread;ly on spenti aid a
failure to render justlie in this :ntd
other:, i s what br'ing.; ti h e ro lurt" into
"I say this to you that you nlny tuit
derlstaind the S-e.rio, tsness of yolr sit
I utiout. The facts in this case have
got to he found by a jury. Another
jury will have no belttr oplportunity
iof klllowing what tlihst; facts arte or
he in any bettor position to detetr
minet theose facts than you, and it is
yourl dtty as jurors undeltr your o(litlhs
to geto toget-tiht and return it \'rdic·t.
"Now the federal cou lrts i1recognizei
the right (o' this court lundel r lblhe;,
(ilrcumStancll'es to() soy what this court
Ibeliteves in relat(iln to the facts ill
this case. andt youi are advised lhatl
that courllt is of the olpinion that tlhe
fact:, in this case justify you in the
conclusion, overwhelmollingly, that it
was the pollicy atld therefore Ithe
Iagrelllm t for years of' 1 liiI t ;iL national
r11ga(1 ligatioii to prevenl tllilit (i'1 of
- II()l- on coa ll for thell iunhlawful piur
w«itlh union mined coal; that there
it I no question ill this court':; mind
Iut that that strike was ordered
down llthere for that Ipurpose. to IprO
\vent the mining of noll-unioll coal in
these plaintiff's tmines; that the
strike was called by those wlho) were
the instrutnltlltal ity of the greater or
ganizatioll, the general orgatlizationll
the defeniidants, and their act was
its ant, and that they Iput into mio
tionl the force that destroyed this
lp lrloetly, and that Ihltll fore()l'(' was
put into motion for the purpose of
preventig thie mining to' that oail,
the( :(hippling of that oal, the rlunnllillng
of 11these mines.
\Voltuld Decide ilimself.
"\Vihy. this court has not a
Iliouglit that there woult eve(r have
)been lily trouble there if it hIld not
beel for the preventiotn ot the Illll
ilg of 1non-unioii coal. Now. that is
lthe judgment of this court andi if it
were mly duty to decide it I would
decide it here. Now youll re 11ot
hound by my opinion. I have a right
to give you mly juldgmenlt, howeverl.
you are thil sole alnd exclulsive
judges of the facts and it is for you
to determine these issues of fact in
tldependent of lmy judgiientit altd this
court believes you ought to deter
uline it and unider yoir oaths as
juilors agree iutin a verdict."
'The jury of the federal dislrict
court at Fort Smit, Ark, Ar., rendered
a verdict of $20ei, tt)0 damllages
against the UIlited Mine Workers of
America. UTndedr lihe provision of the
Shermanti anti-trust law this amountLiti
was autllmatically trebled.
The 'United Mine Workers' offi
cers apptealred to Ili(e federal circuit
colurt of aplpeals l'fromi the verdict of
the distri'ct court. The court re
quired an allppleal b)ollnd aIlount)lling
toll $S)00,000. This requireimentI was
mlet, alnd it is the decisioni of this
court front which appeal is now to
COSSACK END IS NEAR
)Denver. Miay 29. -The result of
a conitinuous fight waged by orgain
izetd labor against the ('Colorado cos
sactk system is shiowi by a statem.lent
by ithe governor that the system will
go iout of existenlce June 1 insteaid of
July 15. The legislature appropri
ated iloloney enoughl to run ithe (s
sacks unitil July 15. but when the
superintendenlt of the cossacks of
fered his resignation to take effect
June 1, Governlor Shoup took the
positionl that as the legislature in
eltded that the cossacks should onily
continue uintil .iJuly 15 he \would wind
liup the systeml six weeks earlier thanl
'Pite fight nin this; question bieforte
lth last sessionli f IIthe last legi;latulre
caused a 24-lhour deadlock bIefore the
friendls of the cossacks were routed.
SEATTLE BUSINESS~ OMEN
START ACTION ON WRGES
Circulate Petitions Asking That Proposed Increase
in Salary of Supreme Judges Be Denied Until Wom
en of the State Are Granted a Fair Living Wage. Is
Backed by Organized Labor and Women's Clubs.
Seattle, May 29. -There are 28,
860 employed women in the city of
Seattle alone, says a bulletin sent
out by the Seattle Ilusiness Women's
Civic club, reads an article in the
Seattle Union Record. Of this nuhi
ber 75 per cent are between the
ages of 16 and 1i years. Approxi
mately 18,000 live away from home,
entirely self-supporting. Of this num
ber of employed wom(en, 61 per cent
have others dependent upon them.
away from home. entirely self-sup
porting. Of this iumbler of employed
wolnlll, 61 per cent have others de
piendent Uponl tiheI.
The average wage for women ill
the state is the illinllllln wage of
$13.20 a week. The latest survey on
the cost of living for the employed
woman in Seattle is $70 a month.
This includes only the necessities of
life. It does not include drug, dent
ist, doctor or optician bills, dress
accessories, gifts, chulrcl, club or
union donations, etc. At $13.20 a
week tihe average wage is $57.20 a
month or $12.810 under the estimlated
bare livilng cost.
"How is a woman to make up the
difference?" asks the bulletin. "She
faces either continual debts or liv
ing withlout necessities. Ilow can
wte eXlpect efficiency in service un
dter such conditions? \Vhat of the
flltlure lml(oherhood of our state if
lihse clnditiolls conltinue?"
Then ill sharp contract to the pic
tutre of undlerpaid girls and womlen,
struggling to keep their heads above
the dark waters of temptation be
-;.tting thenti on every side, this fact
is pointedly Ibrought to attention.
The recent state legislature passed
a law increasing the salaries of su
pronei court judges in tis state $1,
00( a year over and above the sal
ary of $6,000 a year they were re
ceiving. A salary of $115.40 weekly,
$5001 monthly and $6.000 yearly was
being paid the justices and they were
raised $1,000 a year.
Oppose ,Jludges' Wages.
Ill explanation of their campaign,
indtlorsed and assisted by the Central
Labor counclil aind other hlabor or
!glriationsi , to illvok the referen
dtumi on Ite hill, tihe wolun declare:
SWhy Longer Imprison War Objectors
F'I4ro THlE SILIT( IIMEIN'S .101J11 1NL.
It i:; questionable proposition
wheVther it is good governmlent pol
icy even during tine of war to enact
such legislation that will send to
prison, at the discretion of judges,
for 201 yea;is, those believing the con
stitution of the United States guar
antees t11otm the freedom of speech
to the extentl of the exercise of such
right even thougli against laws de
nlying them such privileges.
lBut whenever the ends of war have
livni atItained and an armistice been
:greed upon with no reasonable ex
Ipeeiation of hostilities again being
lrenewetd, it would seem there could
lie nio just grounids for longer con
litluaice of thle exercise of inflictions
of sucll lature being imposed upon
thoiso arrested for such Iransgdes
sionls of that law, however mluch such
rest rict ions were deemed necessary
at Itlie ttile of its enactment.
T1'o all aippiearances it would seem
that in Imost aill these convictions
raciail preljudice and other influences
that in ordinary peace times would
!eceive Iuit scant consideration, act
(d ais a convincing acunmen that
c (nted( to crush every one who had
'erious objection to war law enact
LOOK FOR DAYS OF DEAL
SPORT AT COAST MEETING
Lively Fight Expected at
Bellingham Meeting of
i'hat lih annual convention of the
.,': shinigton State Federation of La
b to open at Lellinghain June 16,
,,:11 t.. tihe scene of a battle royal
prdi'cte(d by those who have fol
I,,"d the affairs of that organizl
.i the last few months. The So
:, ('ontingent, aided by a consid
ri;.l, following fromi Tacoma, will
la:covtr to treptlace President Short
il Se.ermitary 'Iaylor, it is stated.
;'iin light against Taylor promises to
S.:pecially hot. Taylor recently
,I atn(ced the Seattle and Tacoma
~ il: s before a high-brow business
oi f Tai'colmna. ant since that time
:, adiiical nill progressive forcer
gorne out to get his official
, loth sides are conlducting tan
Sl campaigtn wihicit promlises to
!l.u ate ill a bitter fight at the
Stevlois lit BiUSti s t S.
\ i icles of incorporation for the
ý.- r ,,J (rolnme. l 's Co-operative as: o
r.,tion have been Issued for the pur
,, , f carrying on a co-oplerative
i.ivoi r busiess at Seattel andtt
' h, ports on the west coast.
"We are unalterably opposed to
the granting of any increase in the
salaries of supreme court judges un
til such time as the employed women
of the state receive a living coupen
sation for their services.
"Another department of the state,
the industrial welfare comluission,
set $13.20 as a minimum wage for
womnen, although it was conceded
that this advance from $10 a week,
the previous minimum set by law,
was not in just proportion to the in
crease in living costs."
Backed by organized labor and
other fair-minded citizens, the Busi
ness Women's Civic club, the Wom
en's Card and Label league and other
groups of women are circulating ref
erendum petitions invoking the ref
erendum on the bill and also on a
law reviving capital punishment in
this state. Anent the resurrection of
the uncivilized practice of imposing
the death penalty, the women de
clare, and the sentiment is echoed by
thousands of other citizens, that the
legislature passed the law while the
minds of its members were burdened
with the stress of force, violence,
hatred and revenge engendered by
the thoughts of war and bloodshed.
It should be referred to the peo
ple, therefore, say the women, to ren
der their sane and normal opinion
and deternine for themselves wheth
er they desire to take a step back
ward. The capital punishment prac
tice was almost unanimously disap
proved by a vote of the people of
this state in 1909.
25,000 Names Needed.
Earnest groups of women are cir
culating petitions invoking the ref
erendum on the two laws. Miss Jean
Stovel, representative of the Civic
club, announces that 25,000 signa
tures must be obtained and the peti
tions filed with the secretary of state
by June 1.
Mrs. Mary Walker has charge of
organized labor's activities in the
campaign. Blank petitions may be
secured for circulation at the Labor
Temnple and returned there when
filled. They may be signed any day at
the public markets, where the woiii
enl aire stationiVed.
ments, and gave her any unpopular
expression of his or her views
Since final touches concerning
the signing of the peace treaty is
nearing its consummation, we be
lieve that President Wilson could no
more gracefull act . . . than by
issuance of a nproclamation of amnes
ty and pardon to all those whose
political and religious convictions
and exlpressions because of them,
brought them into the meshes of a
a law that meant years of penal
servitude to many of them, and as
will to many others unless he issues
a general pardon to all those war
He has already pardoned several
of them upoir recommendation of
Attorney Gregory before his retire
tent, and, in the opinion of thou
sands of citizens in his own party
and others, he could perform no ex
ecutive act that would have greater
tendency to heal the wounds of the
war-troubled world than by issu
ance of immediate pardon to all po
litical offenders during the time of
war activities and since the signing
of the armistice.
ON MOONEY STRIKE
Portland, Ore., May 29.-The Re
tail Clerks union is balloting on the
question of participating in the
Mooney strike, July 4. The ballot
box will be open till Monday, June 2,
and memlbers may cast their vote at
the secretary's office in room 312
Stock Exchange building.
At a recent meeting a committee
was appointed to collect all out
standi,ig assessments and fines for
non-attendance as shown by the
books of the secretary. Members not
paying will be suspended.
L. ('. Novak, the secretary, reports
the ni nuil t.has recently signed up
several stores which have not pre
viously carried the card.
;Seattle. May 29.--A mass meeting
of ial union or non-union telephone
rple'rat.:it in the city will be held
Friday night in the Labor Temple
Annex. ,' ifth avenue and University
street. to hear Miss Julia O'Connor,
Ipre'sidht of th le National Telephone
Opera;tolrs' uiinion, speak. The meet
in- wa!: it *,Tided upon by the execu
tive board of the local union last
week. ()rganization of the girls is
thie topic for the meeting.
NOTICE TO GREAT
Where the Bulletin is sold:
Oscar Prescott, 18 Second
Ed Landgren, 408 First avenue
T'rhe World's News company.
Corner First National bank
Corner Fourth and Central, two
HERE'S YOUR UNION
and where it meets
Notice to Union Officials!
The Bulletin is publishing a direc
tory of unions with the names of of
ficers, place and time of meetings.
This directory will keep your union
constantly before the public and
your members. It is a short-cut
road to well attended meeting nights
and greater interest in your organ
ization. Your union should be rep
resented in this column. The rate is
very low. Write to our Labor Ed
itor or Advertising Department for
The Bulletin is the official orgas
of the State Metal Trades Council.
BUTTE STREET CAR. MEN'S UN
ION, Division No. 381-Meets ev
ery first and third Wednesday at
Carpenters' Union hall. President, I).
A. McMillian. Financial secretary,
Ben Ivey. Recording secretary, Wil.
bur A. Hoar.
BLA'(KSMITH'- AN' FT-Fr P Npc '
456, postoffice box 838-Meets
every Friday at 7:30 at Carpenters'
hall, 156 West Granite street. Presi
dent, George MacKenzie, 2037 Whit
man ave., phone 2962-J; recording
secretary, Ed A. Davis, 1901 Roberts
ave.; business agent,. J. F. BIuckley,
room 106 Penn. Blk. Phone 2126.
BROTHERHOOD OF BOILERMAK
ERlS', IRON SHIPBUILDERS' and
HELPERS' Local No. 130-Secre
tary, Walter Goodland, Jr., 1819
Whitman ave. Meets second and
fourth Tuesdays at 215 N. Main st.
BROTHERHIOOD RAILWAY CAR
MEN OF AMERICA, Copper
Lodge No. 430 -Meets second and
fourth Wednesdays of each month.i
Odd Fellows' hall, Front street.
BUTTE METAL TRADES COUNCII.
-Meets every Wednesday evening
at 101 S. Idaho. President, James
F. O'lrien; secretary, Leo Daly;
treasurer, Fred Allen; postoffice box
770. Telephone 2085.
BUTTE TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION,
No. 126--Meets second Sunday in
the month at I. O. G. T. hall, 215
North Main st. Secretary, F. J.
Glenn, Box 585.
GENTRAL PIPE FITTERS' UNION
No. 710-Meets first and third
Fridays in each month, at K. of P.
hall. John Kerrigan, secretary, 1339
Iowa ave., Butte. Executive commit
tee meets every Friday night.
MILL, SMELTER AND SURFACE
WORKERS, UNION. - Affiliated
with Metal Mine Workers' union of
America, holds regular meetings each
Friday evening at 101 South Idaho
street. All Mill, Smelter and Surface
Workers are requested to attend. M
1). Smith, Treasurer.
ELECTRICAL WOIRKFRS, LOCAL
UNION No. 65.--Meets every Mon
day evening at K. P. hall. Iresident,
John L. )Daly; vice president, E. E.
Brown; recording secretary, Nick Ma
rick; financial secretary and business
agent, W. C. Medhurst. Secretary's
office room 106 Penn. 13Blk.
OF MACHINISTS' HELPERS, No
859--Meets every Friday evening at
I. O. (G. T. hall, 215 N. Main st., at
7:30 p. m.
OF MACHINISTS, No. 88-Meets
every Thursday evening at K. of P.
hall, South Main st. F. J. Lynch.
financial secretary; J. F. O'Brien,
business agent, Carpenters' ball.
MUlTICI ANS' UNION--Meets third
Tuesday in each month; board of
directors meets first Tuesday. A.
Budd, president; W. E. Vincent, ec
retary, 116 Hamilton st. Tel,2858-W.
UNITED ASSOCIATION OF PLUMB
ERS AND STEAM FITTERS, Lo
cal No. 41-Meets every Monday, -
p. m., Carpenters' hall. Secretary, M.
J. Dignan, Box 740. Office: Roonl
8, Carpenters' hall.
SHEET METAL WORKERS' UNION
-Meets second and fourth Tues
dlays in each month, at Carpenters'
hall. M. O'Neill, secretary, Box 196.
ME'rAL MINE WORKERS' UNION
(Independent)--Meets every Tues
day evening at 8 o'clock, at hall, 101
South Idaho st. Open meetings on
"change" Sundays at 2 o'clock. Fred
G. Clough, secretary. Tel. 2159.
CASCADE COUNTY TRADES AND
LABOR ASSOCIATION - M(eets
every Friday night at 8 o'clock at
Carpenters' hall. Secretary, Frank
Klernan, P. O. Box 560. Phone 6834.
.JOIIRNEYMEN BARBERS' LOCAL
No. 635 meets every first and third
Mondays, American hall. Steve Ire
land, Pres. J. R. Costello, See.
BUTTE BUTCHERS' UNION-Meets
every Thursday at 8 p. m. at
Eagles' hall, Lewisohn building. F.
A. Geiser, secretary. P. O. box 82.
OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS, in
side wiremen, local No. 623, meets
every Monday night at Carpentsr-'
hall at 8 o'clock. sall
(Unions who vote on the Mooney
strike are requested to furnish re
sults of the balloting to The
Bulletin for publication.-Ed.)
Results, so far as The Bulle
tin has learned, are:
Barbers, 3 to 1.
Tailors, 3 to 1.
Plasterers, 2 to 1.
Electricians No. 65.
Mill, Smelter and Surface
Metal Mine Workers' Union of
Workingmen's Union, 68 to 58.
Silver Bow Trades and Labor
Speaks to Vast Crowd in
New York in Appeal For
United Support of Her
New York City.-- Mrs. Rena
Mooney, the spartican wife of
I'honmas J. Mooney ot San Francisco
is making a tour of the cities on the
Atlantic seaboard, appealing to the
organized workers to join ini tie na
tionwide Mooney strike scheduled to
commence July 4. Everywhere her
appeals are being met with instant
response, as assemblage after assem
blage have unanimously adopted res
olutions declaring for the strike.
Speaking before an audience of
union workers which crowded the
Boston Grand Opera house to its co
pacity, Mrs. Mooney sand:
"Your brothers throughout the
nation realize that the fate of my
husband is of serious concern to
every worker. It is not for him
alone that we are conducting this
struggle. We mnsut defeat the frame
up of which he and Warren K. Bil
lings are the victims if we expect
America to be a safe place for an in
She told of her efforts to assist
her husband in organizing the street
car men in San Francisco, contrary
to the wishes of the corporations.
When she told of the manner of her
arrest and imprisonment and he.
mistreatment at the hands of labor's
enemies, many Bostonians were as
tonished to learn that methods since
abolished in Russia were still in
vogue in free America.
Round after round of applause
greeted the reading of the strike res
olution introduced by Norman H.
Tallentire, the Boston representative
of the league. The resolution was
adopted by a unanimous standing
vote, after the question of the strike
had been nut by Michael O'lDonnell,
president of the Boston Central La
INCREASE FOR TEACHERS
Albany, N. Y., May 29.--The teach
ers' state-wide increase pay bill was
signed by the governor, being one of
the last bills to which he attached
his name. The bill was strongly fa
vored by the teachers and labor
organizations. It increases the pay of
the teachers approximately $100 a.
year and provides for anual illcre
ments which vary in different cities
and grades. In the first three years
it will cost New York city nearly
Cambridge, Mass, May 29.3--lar
yard professors who have been agi
tating for an increase in I)UY for some
tinime recently formed ai union atnd
are now affiliated with the Boston
central labor union. On that fact be
conlilig known to the overseers of
Harvard college, satlaries were ad
vanced to $5,500 for some profess
ors, and is graded down to i mini
mum of $2,500, a new high basis.
Collingswood, N. J., May 29.
Public school teachers have won their
fight for increased wages, as the re
sult of a special election called by the
board of education, the vote being
314 for the increase and 2 against.
Eight thousand dollars will be up
portioned among the teachers, the
board having previously appropriated
$4,o000 for salary increases.
Boston, May 29.-Boston and
Brooklyn teachers are seeking char
ters from the Anlmerican Federation
Quincy, Ill.-The new scale of lihe
new tHod Carriers and Building La
borers union, which became effect
ive May 1, carries an increase of 7
cents an hour, making the rate 50
Thirtecn thousand shoe workersl
in Brockton, Mass., have accepted
the employers' proposal for a 48
hour week, without reduction in