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BLOCKADE AGAINST ERMANY IS LIFTE
LIFTING OF BARRIERS AGAINST RUSSIA ALSO CONSIDER
RUMOREDA.C. KNEW OF BLAST IN ADVAN
Senator Says President Can
Serve His Country Better
in Washington Than by
Making Stump Speeches.
(Special 'United Press Wire.)
Washington, July 12.-An at
tempt to prevent Wilson from mak
ing his cross-country tour in behalf
dfbthe league .of nations, by keeping
him,in daily atteidance at meetings
of the senate and foreign relations
committee, is being discussed by the
league opponents in congress.
Senato~r Moses, republican, said he
planned to offer a resolution in the
committee Monday, inviting Wilson
to attend a session of that body be
ginning at 10 o'clock every morning,
while the treaty was being discussed.
He said: "I think the. president
could moise effectively serve his
country this .way,. tbhin jay, making
stump speeches. througnotlt the na.
Wilson has already .expressed his
willingness to give all- the' informa
ti.4n possible to the committee. Other
republican members are said to fa
vor having him meet the committee
and inform them fully on provisions
of the treaty. Senator Borah said
he would vote for the resolution in
viting Wilson to appear. Wilson's
friends want him to attend only a
$.Swa.sPn to Handle Fight.
It is persistently rumored that
Wilson has decided to ask Senator:
Sw'adson to handle the fight for the
league in the senate, displacing
Hitchcock; who has been the admin
istration spokesman. Color is given
to 'the report by the fact'that since
his return, Wilson has not .conferred
with Hitchcock, but spent nearly one
(Continued on Page Eight.)
Alex. Mlackel Gets Applause
Whe;npp Speaks in Favor
of 0. B. U. Other Promi
Yakima, Wash., July 12.-At an
open-air meeting held on the court
house. lawn, called by- the striking
telephone workers, Alex Mackel, at
toriney for the Workeras, SQdiers and
Sailors contcil here,. received great
applause when he spoke in favor of
the.QOne. Big Union. He advised all
workers to stand shoulder to
shoulder against the capitalist. class,
which would rob them . of their just
share of the wealth of the world,
which they--alone create.
Other prominent speakers ad
dressed the meeting, calling atten
tion to the low wages of the oper
atois, amopg .vonom wee Rev, S. LU.
Buckbner, pastor of the First Chris
tian church and Mrs. Ina P. Williams,
former candidate for t~he congres
signal nomination ou the republican
(Sopcial United Press Wire.),
Naplps, July 12.--4The seamen's
fedration preiepted;, a stcanjr
bound from London to Vladivo-.
tilS frot} lIeaving. Naples because
it, wAs carryig .. O canes of arp.
nupitriols. for the mhli1eL Don
tlngent, who are fighting the bol
WAS THIS FoOD KEPT
OFF THE MARKET?
(Special United Press Wire.)
WVsahington, July 12.-The was
department has '$121,000,000(
worth of sup'lus food on hand,
most of which could have been
.[declared surplus and released to
the public last. February, ('hief ot
Staff March declared before, the
house committee which is investi.
gating war department expendi
tures. He openly criticized the
subsistence division of the quarc
termaster corps for allowing
1,000,.O0 piollnds of hanls Satin
bacon to deteriorate in army waro
housets. March placed blame for
the delay of declaring the sur
plusses on the quartermaster
corps, authority having been given
that branch, shortly after the
R-34 Reported 850 Miles
West of London Thip
Morning. Will Land at
(Special United Press Wire.)
London, July 12.--The R-34, -wa
850 miles west of London at 11
o'clock Greenwich time, the air min
istry announced. Due to storms.over
-Scotland, the air ministry wirelessed
the dirigible shortly before noon to
land at. Pulham or Norfolk, instead
of proceeding to East Fortune. The
craft is expected to reach Puihar)
at 9 o'clock Sunday morning.
A disabled engine caused the R-34
to reduce her speed to 35 knots per
hour, according to a message sent
at 8 o'clock, saying: "Four thou
sand feet above te., clouds and go
ing strong, despite disabled engingo.
We are about to descend to look at
the sea; all is well."
The .dirigible averaged 45 knote
per hour after leaving Minneola and
gradually increasing to an average
of 60 knots, even making as high as
90 at one-time.
LIVINISJTQC FIITS O.
PAHY ll WATE[ RHATE
(Special to The Bulletin.)
Livingston, July ,12.-A situation
said to be. without precedent in inm~r
sicipal history, has arisen here
through the application, of the Moni
dah Trust conmpany, which owns the
Livingston water works, asking the
public service commission for permis
sion to reduce its charges for water
service 20 per cent. The unusual
feature of the situation is:-that th'l
city, through its own- municipally
owned water system, coipietitors of
the Monidah company, has entered
a protest against the 'reduction in
Livingston' is. said to be, the only
city in the northwest wi' -two water
systems and the present instance is
said to be the first tnie. in nhistory
when a municipality, has. entered a
protest against a reductioh Int rates
charged for a publi cutility.
The Monidah Trust company is
owned by the James E. M rray ifter
ests of Butte.
THE NEW AMBASSA.OR.
(Special United Press Wire.)
Copenhagen, July 12.-Maximilian
Harden, editor of Die. Zukunft, will
be appointed Germap amabtador to
Washington, as soon as dipldniatic
reiations are resumied, acc0rding to
JO!.s STRIAKIN O4PERTORS.
(Specital United Bress, Wire.)
Eugene. Ores, . July, 312.--Two
thirds of the 35 local telephone op;
erators joined in the eoastwide
Ilnfo itian, Giiven Bulletin Indicates That Company':
il Hiadware Store Officials Ordered Plate Glass to Red
pf ace Windows Shattered in Sunday's Explosion 1(
Days Before Powder Was Set Off-Evidence Given
Federal Officials of Presence of Gunmen on Scene Few
Minutes Before Charge Exploded-Indicates Frameup.
Information tending to show that the blast which was set off early last Sunday
morning in the entrance to the new pay office of the Anaconda Copper Mining com
pany was. not set off by any "radical," I. W. W., or person affiliated with the la
bor movement in Butte or elsewhere, but probably was staged with full advance
knowledge of the Anaconda company officials and that the parties who set the pow
der and fuse and the one who exploded it were likely in the employ of the big min
int nnmºa!rrvcr hea onmp +n lishi
1La iAvuLFIaULy,a IAOaa Ir.uA uv
Infori)lation which has. cone to th(
knowaledge of the Bulletin in connec
tiqn with this latest conulpPSy out
rage, €oioulded with what is known o1
such s.tuJ ts s. the blasting of the
Parrot m.ine rustling card .office anm
the .robber of the Mqonitda ':ust coin
.pany, popularly known as the "Muri
ray basx* robbery," inldicate that thil
latest expl7otnn, like the others, wat
merely another desperate and unlaw
ful effort on the pan't of the officials
or hlirelings of the Anacondla Copper
companly to cast discredit on organ.
Ordered Glass in Advance.
Ilnforfgign : seowtnc! . bº thie, Bulle
tin fronta.lurautnmitattivet source indi"
uites thattlhe i ficfi)s of lthe A.
M.. IHatIg}are company, which con,
ceirn;l '. a sibsidilary Of the Aniacondi
CopDer :Mt.ing company with the
name owivei's, had advance knowledge
;if the place, and time of last Sune
day's blast aund of its nroba.ble dam
n +on .n ,rl. a n.y windows int th.:
?SOMEFAIR QUESTIOS, MR. CUMMING~S1
On' tlhis, the occasion of your
, isit to Btitte, the .Bulletin pro
poutid.l to you, as the chgairman
of the I)emnocratic Natooal Coo!t
mittee, the. acknowledged leader
of the pgty of Jeffersojn; a series
of fair questions 'as to the poiicy
of 0your :party during the. coiitng
camplaign; questiops that the p'o.
pile"of, Butte, a.,well as those of
S.the ,entlrve coirmtry,, are supreiily
interested in. We offer you the
clilmnss of this paper in which to
'What is the democratic party
going to do about Ireland and her
When. are you, the representa
tive of the party of ,Jefferson, to
issue a reproach to the enemies of
freedolm, to whom, apparently, the
president has delivered up the in
dependence of the United States?
-What is your party going. to do
about putti.ug into action the
phrase of Woodrow Wilson:
"Peace should rest upon the rights
Can you tell us. how much
longer W.oodrow Wilson is going
to sit with. folded ar'us while 10,.
01) lbloody, brown, savage Ghura
kas . mak'e, the wives, ldaughters,
ststCr' aild imothers of Irishmeit
trembl.ein ,Du)blitt at the ever
present threat of niurder and
Has the, democratic. party, as
reeptesented by Mr. Wilson, for
r otten..the cardiinal ptrinciple o1
the DIclh.tlaftn qf ]Jldependetnce?
' Has .the pi.~ty forgotten that it,
glorious outtlder said thrit "gov.
ernntents aiea institUtt d ' amongI
Smen, deri.ffg their just power.
fronl -the consent of the gov.
S .. d?"
r Ito you iknow "this Wtal lind its
roots in t ;Qdi4 regard of the rights
V of snitLll fjiptttqins?
K TAKES CARE OF FAITFU
II Former Traftfi Sergeant Philip
0 Prlja, of the'ý utte police: force, who
C was convicted of having brutally
o. beaten and shdt-. Mike Burzan when
placing the latter utider arrest.last
year, and who ls now out under
bonds pending the outcome of his ap
peal to the supreme court from the
r penitent iary sentence imposed on hit
e in district court, is now engaged in
congenial occupation at Swan Ibake.
copper company's hardware store
across the street from the pay office
The Bulletin's information shows
that 10 days before the explosion, the
A. C. M. Hardware eonº3any ordered
from Pittsburgh plate glass for itsi
windows whlich on last Sunday mor-l
ing were destroyed by the force of
the nar offiee,blast. :qid that on the
day following the explosion, the shat
tered windows were replaced, al
though other establisuhments in the
neighborhood, whose plate glass win
dows were blown oult t-are still win
Shows c..y Knowledge.
Iil connection with the A. C. IM.
Hardware company's order for wlnr
dows, it must be mentioned that plate
glass windows of the size of those in
the hardware company's store are not
carried in stock anywhere in the
state, but must be ordered especially
by size from the factory. It must
also be noted that since the A. C.
of. your party tlt.ipdered to the
world on July 4, 1776, the untnani
mous declaration. of the Thirteen
Colonies that "all stltm are created
equal; that they aro enti¶pwed with
certain inalienable rights; that
amolng these are life, liberty. and
the pursuit of happiness?"
Will you deny that Mr. Wilson
gage, as the object of the *recent
worJd war "That the .world be
made sat'e for every peace-Itving
nation, which, like 1 our own,
wishes.. to live its owit life, tde
termine its own instituttio.s and
be, assured of justice and fair deal.
ing by the other peoples of the
world as against force and selfiSh
lit the light of President Wi!.
eon's betrayal of the Irlrat to the
'selfish aggression" of . Engla4i1,
can you hold with his staterr ent
that the object of the world war
has been realized?
What have you to say of raids
on Irish homes, of long sentences
by courts martial, tortuyre of po.
litical prisoners, throwing young
girls .into filthy, disease-lireeding
jails for selling flags that symi
bolize the will and wishes of th,
people of a nation-thh Irisrh re
Have, you any excuse to offel
for the 200,000 armtled Ilxllemel
and soldiers, wearing trench hel
mets and riding downmn an narmee
peoplle with motor lorries ant
tanks bristling with machine guns
who had registered their will at
the polls that the soldiers wht
had registered their will at the
poll: - that the soldiers - whn
maim and kill them. are of: a, for
eign power arid not, of a go.iern
mept of their own choosing?
.Are. you with tie oPl'wessgl 01
with the oppressed?' And do yot
know that both houses of coangmes
overwhelmingly endorsed the righ
> In fact, Mr. Prlja is now the-dGly ac
credited gunman for Con F. Kelley
of the Anaconda Copper Mining ebm
pany at Mr. Kelley's Swan Lake sum
t Prlja, who was released firQni. ail
r recently after the supreme c6urt:had
- admitted. him to bonds. left TkUirs
3 day for Swan Lake, attired in a busi
1 ness-like suit of khaki aitd. With a
1 plentiful supply of armament. It if
understood that after l!is release
31. Hardware company does not car
ry plate glass windows in stock, its
order of 10 days preceding the pay
office explosion cannot be explained
by any statements that the order was
a regular one to replace regular
stock, nor can it be denied that the
glass ordered front Pittsburgh was
of the exact size of the windows in
the hardware company's store that
10 days after the order was filled
were destroyed by the blast.
Surely the hardware company's
management displayed either clair
voyant knowledge or actual material
knowledge of the time and place in
which the blast was to be set off.
(huslneº, on the Job.
Evidence, which, by the way, is
now in the possession of officials of
the local office of the United States
department of justice, show that on
the morning of the explosion, at a
time antedating the explosion by only
(Continued on Page Six)
Th'le (emocrat'ic party was
founded to support and sustain
liberty. -Has it abandoned that,
the lioblest of all human plr
Mr. Cummings, chairman of the
demltlocratic party, are you in fa
vor of the iRepublic of Ireland?
Referring again to our consti
tution which grants us the right
of free speech and liberty, do you
countenance, or does your party
coullntenance the arrests ianld con
tinnued imprisonment of freedonm
loving Ilen and wVonlen ill our
state and federal jails simply be
cause they dared to use the rights
given them muler the constitution
to raise their voi:es in criticism
of their industrial mllasters?
Do you maintain that the
tenets of our constitution are be
ing observed, by our officials when
they arrest and jail and even de
port men and women who are
fighting to improve the conditions
of themselves atnd their fellow
MIr. ('umlmings, do you advocate
tilhe continulled inimpl'isonnent of
class war prisoplers?
Finally, Mr. Cltuliings, do you
know that the men who are en
tertaining you today, both ilt
(Butte and Helena, are not the
representatives of the rank and
file of your pa.ty in the state of
Mlontatna, but are the representa.
tires of the corporate and corrupt
intereses of the state?
1)o you know, or tdo you carei,
that suncl melt as Governor
Stewart, J. Bruce Kremer, Charles
H. 'Treacy, ('on F. Kelly, Will A.
C.amlpbell nuad others on the list
of your elttertaineJrs andI advisers,
are discretitted with the peipie of
lMontana-the voters--and that
every indication points tlial the
snext election will witness the over
throw of the oligarchy of cOrrup
tion, ballpt stealing and even
worse. which these Ien suDnortL?
from the county jail Prlja was disap
pointed .when- Mayor Stodden refus.
ed to reinstatp him as a member ol
the city police force, apparently hav
ing come to .the conclusion that there
are too many gunmen on the jot
The job. as watchman or gunmar
at Mr. Kelley's summer home is .
position that has been filled the lase
two years by the late' Chief of De.
tectives Ed Morrissey.
ITALIANS ASKING FOR
CONCESSIONS IN CHINA
(Special United Press Wire.)
Pais, ~tily 12.--The council of' ive have begun issuing.in
Is lit(ious on cessalion of, the h loc kale againsl Germany. and
has also starled cojisideratlioii lf lilting of I.he blockade
oagainstl RIs. sin ils a aitieiinc lict e beiiitg regarded as difficult by
the derel e i ablishing the barrie around Geriial ly. T
Americanii delegates held i to lie illegal.
OF ERIN IS
Eamon De Valera, World
Famous First Chief of Re
public bof Ireland, Wil
V Positive assurances that Presiden
Eamon De Valera of the Republic o
Ireland will visit Butte in the neas
future and will address a mass meet
ing here was received last night b;
Judge Jeremiah Lynch fromn Dr. I'
H. .McCarthan, envoy of the Irish re
public in the United States. The let
ter contained the information tha
President De Valera would visit Sat
Francisco to dedicate a statue o
Robert Emmett and that on his re
turn to the east he would stop orve
The decision of the Irish presiden
to visit Butte came as the result o.
an urgent and cordial invitation senll
the noted Irish revolutionary 'leade
and patriot by Judge Lynch, actint
for Butte Irishmen. Through hit
acceptance of the invitation, accord
ing to Judge Lynch, Butte can con
sider herself highly honored since
with the exception of San Francisco
and Chicago, this city will be the only
one at which the famous "George
Washington" of Ireland will stop on
Information contained in Dr. Mc
Carthan's lelter to Judge Lyncl
shows that President De Valera':
decision to stop over in Chicago is a
the urgent request of the Ancient Or
der of Hibernians whose nationa
convention is to be held there. I1
advising Judge Lynch of lihe accept
ance by President De Valera o
Butte's invitation, Dr. McCarthan
who was recently elected to the Brit
ish parliament as a Sinn Fein mem
her, stated the date would be decided
In his letter of invitation Judge
Lynch, who is chairman of the Irisl
victory fund committee, announcec
that, the committee has secured casl
subscriptions totaling $11,662, all o
which but $400 was subscribed i
Butte. He also called the Irish pres
'ident's attention to the fact tha
"Butte has played an honorable anm
creditable part in the fight for Irisl
Judge Lynch states that he alread:
has received communications fron
patriotic Irishmen in this and neigh
boring states seeking information a
to the visit of President De Valer
agd declares that the occasion of th
famous visitor's stay in Butte will b
"a red letter day for the friends o
Irish freedom in the northwest.
Elaborate plans will be made for Mi
De Valera's reception and he will b
assured a real. Irish welcome.
Judge Lynch's letter of invitatio
is as follows:
July 3, 191:
I Mr. Eamonn De Valera,
New York. N. Y.
Dear Mr. President:
In response to the general feelin
which prevails here, I extend yo
f a cordial invitation to visit Butt(
r_ Montana, before you return to Ire
b Butte, as you doubtless know, ha
played on honorable and a creditabl
n part in the fight for Irish independ
a ence and its patriotic citizens woul
it be delighted to haye you as thei
(Continued on Page EIght.)
Italy has filed a claim asking 1thpt
r nd Mh granted the Austrian con
cession in Tienstin, China, the treaty
pow. providing that the concession
reverts to China for internatioinal
Intervention in Hungary by thc
Rumanians, Czecho-Slovaks and
Jugo-Slavs is being considered by
the allied military commissioners,
and representatives of the "three
powers which will undertake action.
Foch has been asked to state the
amount of supplies, munitions and
other materials needed.
The Big Five has forwarded .a
note to Germany, informing th.Mil
their ratification of the treaty h~i
Ld been accepted and that the indivld il
allied governments would proceed ~d
g. lift the blockade.
11 SOCIALIST OfEP UT SCOL
ORLNDO AND SONNI0
ar (Special United Press Wire.) - ',
. Rome, July 12.-Speaking in:tlie
chamber of deputies on Italy's fdr
eign policy, Socialist Deputy Fetri
P. declared ex-Premier Orlando and e*
e- Foreign Minister Sonnino, tihrou h
the press, led the nation to 'helle
that Wilson had shamefully decei
at ed the Italians. "We know that b~
In fore entering the peace couIferenei
of Wilson wishd to state frankly that he
could not conscientiously uphold a.l1
Sof Italy's aspirations," Ferri said
cr "Sonnino asked Wilson to keep quii't.
Now why has the governihent, pefi
It mitted D'Annunzio to attack the
president and Mrs. Wilson. This ,
of outrageous, as Wilson is fundament
at ally honest, like all great pegjole
SA.F.OF L. OFFICERS
at Are Invited to ComeB.efore
al the Workers and xpla~
t Why They Oppose the 0.
n B. U.
ed A large crowd is expected at tie
SO.B. U. meeting at the Metalj ]ie
Rh Workers hall, 101 South Idaho aste.t
ed as the invitation to the. many.i tor,
sh national officers who are now lx tl&e
of city, places the proposition. r .
in to them. They have beih eounim
ing the One Big Union of the *O:r
at ing class through the cdmPlKany a
Id and now is a chance for them' to .0
slh before the workers and tell themww.,
they should not strive for sohlidariy
and perfect the same power \a
in, strength that the capitalist hasv.i.
31- The working class of every co~~
asi in the world excepting the .;,
ra I have seen the benefits of the O. .XT
he The Canadian workers will haVte`.
be fected thir organization within aFL N
of weeks, but still the officials of. tS
. American Federation of lhabor.
r. (Continued on Page, Eight.' :
L9. ONE REASON 1
te, (Special United Press Wire.`
re- Chicago, July 12.-Si.nce 1
food prices have risen: 215
Las cent, public utility researieh
)le perts reported. Clothing in
td- same period advanced 280
mid cent, coal 185 per cent-ld t .d
oir o per cet. . ........