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Ghtetute JDttue Uituue
Issued Every Evening, Except Sunday, by THE BULLETIN PUBLISHING CO.
MEtered as Second-Class Matter, December 18, 1917, at the Postoffice at Butte, Montana
Under Act of March 3, 1879.
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MONDAY, JULY 21, 1919.
Hilnti iei l s ari ite,.tilii ill Inanty eSpec'ts: IllPii toasnllill.i i
is tm in i es liflhie wll t i l ftllt e.
L.e1 its lake. I'm) ilusl; cll 'e. Ilhe ,,plillislic ' nllilllle (,1' IIl'
lintancial an d i.l lsltrial lorls ,i1 these UIniled Stales:
Iliavl\ilng ht gh2 l nolll ini ' I. \\'wva Imllnvili(ns fiol the InsI five'
ears. l.irlope, Ilhey s)ay. mulisl ,y li lhe endin (,I' the w\\-Il l.e(eine
it ablwst inexhaulslible maru'kel 'r our ruli al Inanstifl'ar tin'('
paymeul. allhtb g h Iliis is ..'generall yhe ftl'lirs cn sideraliln:
no otne hals yel explained holty\ tlhe l'Eulm'npean prplhs. growuting
imlpssihle burdels oI tIh giga'nlii v var dehls.
Lel .S tlake (lie vase ,,f' liily. w'hose goverilnmenil wA"'s sup
Isc'l I,) enler the w,.'a only In furher the I1.llse ,,1' w\trbll
1 ....... ... V... . .
Revenue and Eixpenses (in lire) from 1913:-14 Io 1917-1S
Revenues Expenses I)eficit
1913-14 . . 2,523,0(0 ,0ti 2,657,0.)0,00 164,000,0 1)
1914-15 2,559,000,001) 5,395,000.000 2,836,0011,000l)
1915-10 ..... :3,7:33:,000,000 10,625.00(0,000 6,92,) 0,0(
1916-17 . 5,345, 000,000 17,59,5,tl0000.00) 12,250,0tl0),00!t
19.17-18 ........ 7.8 ,0it0.t0 25.339,)000,t)110) 0 7,659,T 0110,Ot00
21,84P,0l, 0,,t000 61,641,000,000 3 .,801,000,000
This table shows that the total revenue from 1913 to 1918 was
21,840,000,000 lire, whereas if there had Ibeen no war it could
have amounted only to about 13 billion lire. There is a deficit in
those five years of nearly 40 billion lire.
Following the last accurate calculatiolls of lmaggiorino Ferraris,
one of the mlost conslervative and reliable statisticians of Tlul'ope,
Ilie debts growing out of the Italian war exIpenlses Ip) to October
31. 1918, were:
War Loan Lire
First, Secondll , an111 Third ...... . 4,628,000,00i
lF ourth ................... ..... . .. 3,986,000,000
F ifth .......................... ........ 6 .123,0010,000
1Quinlquenntiall and triennial Ireasury bonds (5 , 1 3,1152.000,000
Ordinary treasury bontls.................... ........... .... 9,240,000,00, )
Treasury bond and foreign debts ................... :13,51,000.000
Notes issued by the goverlnment (not including
the Buoni di Cassa for I and 2 lire)................. 2,046,000,000
Notes issued by the hanks of issue fotr govern
nmenl account ........ ... .. ........ (i,53 ,000,0(0
Total, lire, . . .................. ............... 49,462,000,i(l1.
and calculating an average expenlse of a hillion liie from October
31, 1918, until June 30, 1919, a very low estimate, and three bil
lion lire of extraordinary expenses, the total debt, including the
pre-war debts, will climb to these enormousol figures:
Old debts to August, 1914. lire .................. ... 13,636,000,,000
War debts to October 31, 191S .........._.........49,462,000,000
Fronl October 31. 1918, to .June 30. 1919 .... ...11,000,000,000
Total, lire, ...... ............ ................ ..... 74,098 ,11001,000
T le I l(, lll ni li.lal \'wetitllh i t I aolv is taiel ll 1l)t l Itillinll live.
lier debt is tlllrlu xinliately 8 i hililtli, live. i ly is ther efore
inOrtgaged I'm' at lehas three-roullrlhs and probably 'four-fif.irs
orf her lialiolnll \'ealih ll. The Italian I'eople all lev'er I y Ile('
Itl'inleil l. T he tsa il n il ll .illlaills ill . L l'('ilter )l less
hteg t ee i i tll e itin ( t iitti t' ill I' t i' 1 lile.
' ihatl the is the basis If r I he altt lt relnll iittnlli isnl it ' Illl
.\lneriCall riln llciel's?
'l iist this tt ii nt ilhling I t ' 15 :
They ale itht)rilng l ttlle l thle telttsil.t Ii tt Ile I't'i, o leanli
\Il'rker ( aillt he eni slavedi l, l 'elll io f i' I'arIls tilv l i'tllt 'iit Iit
\wo'rk f[ lr the inlel'tlmtional huniking' sy.lliales..
I ptotssible as it 1smn iis. it is the otls thing in ihi ih (u '
I'ilnsan('il sli't u e Itittis nlainlliln i ingilsel. n-o d it lts t is iolu iied
t l t s ll i i ' i i siy.
LIel IIts si' lse that the t i'laeiilt. .\ slti iant , te issiall anid
Ilitalnl \rkers are ned to Liabiitr Iparttlante at pi
of Hahe Coonectict.
L.aying asid~e all Bqesli)n f iELe i Pllresidenlity t rel'ilig
.e .troos willing I.t ' illPa lis m i. wal \ l. e Sterns.he
eret ll lte .\lGenerl( al Agentk,?
The co.nnlllilities i d, llvell llinleeor these vir lilnlsltlives
wold. be(llse asthei Broahedw ss.y. TisTlcE, IT.,rduls I
the Anlelrieall worker. I.' nllpnyllinll ,\uh.li he tihe inevilale
lestill ill. this c( luntrv, ai1 il llnitlo inlell Imhlay Ill(iaIls llle
ot\'ernlhI \ f the syslen lial atses it.
llle'sll 'isIt ,any iagls e "t1n ellets lllld ilull nIa i 11 lhe
saliiO 0)nt hlusitlsl: that lu ll ildlaisli las tlue OXpression .]f a sys
l n-1 Of pro tld etion alnd (]is ihillioll has ililii\'ed its IlSofltliloSs.
"lis ollapse is inevinble anld even Iiohay is Only nmaintaining
'itself by suppression lnd the horrible rlwlullilies that always
O('e(lll]i)itlly the dealh (i' it systeml .
The task ()I' the interni atitlnal \\')orking (lass is t[) install Ihe
!e1\\" toide' oi the rllilis O!' the ,td.
LEVYING TRIBU TE ON TERROR.
Just as we were \wondering \\-Ih, \wouhli he the nosI i'n
teresled ill the ]rol ottl ionl)i' "'h'uni)-scares" and w\ iql \\'muld
he the first to showv\ their liecunniary iillerles in creating hys
lerical lterl'r, one ir the ()hliging ellloyes i' ltstillalaS!lt' GeI
e1'al Burleson bru.-ght its the I'fll.o\\ing interesting eoitslle
Accident and Liability Department
A,'TNA LIlFI INSIUIIANCE COMPANY
.1'TNA (CASC.tLTY ANA) i"ETY C'OM N'.-N1"
AI'TOMOIIIIE IN "l.NCE COMPANY
of Hartford, Connecticut.
MORGAN G. BULKELEY, President.
C. A. Lauzier. Paul .Wolcott. Win. G. Sterns.
51 East Broadway. IWLTTE, MONT.,
.I lut:e :!7. 1919.
There is at present an element in America which, de
Union Stock Holders. in the
Butte Daily Bulletin
UNITED MINE WORKERS OF AMERICA--Locals: Sand Coulee,
Stocket, Roundup, Lehigh, Klein, Washoe, Red Lodge, Smith
FEDERAL LABOR UNION-Livingston.
MACHINIS'rTS' UNION-Great Falls, BUtte, Llvingston.
MACHINISTS' I:NION--Great Falls, Butte, Livingston, Seattle.
rCEREAL WORKERS--Great Falls.
TYPOGRAPII ICAL UNION-Butte.
BLACKSMITHS' UNION--Butte, Miles City, Seattle.
ELECTRICIANS' UNION-Livingston, Deer Lodge, Butte, Anaconda,
BAKERS' UNION-Great Falls.
SHOE WORKERS-Great Falls.
PLASTERERS' UNION-Great Falls.
RAILWAY CAR REPAIRERS-Livingston, Miles City.
IIBREWERY WORKERS' UNION-Butte.
HODI) CARRIERS' UNION-Butte and BozAman.
STREET CAR MEN'S UNION-Butte, Portland.
METAL MINE WORKERS' UNION OF AMERICA.
PRINTING PRESSMEN'S UNION-Butte.
STEREOTYPERS AND ELECTROTYPERS' UNION-Butte.
BRIDGE AND STRUCTURAL IRON WORKERS-Butte.
BROTHERIIOOD BOILERMAKERS AND HELPERS-Butte and
STEAM ANDI OPERATING ENGINEERS-Great Falls.
BUTCIIERS' UNION-Great Falls.
INTERNATIONAL MOLDER'S UNION, LOCAL NO. 276--Butte.
LAUNDIRY WORKERS' UNION, NO. 25-Butte.
PLUMBERS' UNION-Butte, Seattle.
BROTHERHIOOD RAILWAY CARMEN OF AMERICA, LOCAL NO.
TRADES AND ,LABOR COUNCIlt-Miles City.
HOD CARRIERS' UNION--Helena.
BROTIIERHOOD) RAILWAY CARMEN OF AMERICA, COPPER
LODGE NO. 430-Butte.
IBUTTE FOUIJNDRY WORKERS' UNION-Butte.
I'AINTI'ERS UNION -Butte, Seattle.
(AIPEN'TERRIS' UNION. No. 1335.-.Seattle, Wash.
TAILORS' PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION-Butte, Portland.
BOILERMAKERS, SHIP BUILDERS AND HELPERS OF AMERICA
-Tacoma, Seattle, Livingston.
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF BLACIKSMITIHS AND HELP
ERS, LOCAL NO. 211-Seattle, Wash.
WORKERS', SOIA)IERS' AND SAILORS' COUNCIL-Painters' Hall,
BUILDING LABORERS' UNION-Seattle.
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BRIDGE ANDI) STRUCTURAL
IRION WORKERS AND PILEDRIVERS' LOCAL NO. 86-Seattle.
AND THOUSANDS OF INDIVIDUALS IN BUTTE AND MONTANA
sir':. 14, ting illbo l Civil Strike ml~ltI IleOVI4lIlli4tI. Thi.s
c'tli ilH tnl is liitk lI 1i4 lake adI.llvl illige ii li tl (4r trl le(s i.l ,l
Tl il4 t4'tI 'n1 l .i1 ' il4' I l ' (Ill lat( m i lll ll . e 1i(,l
olport' niily lor rn' .Is..
lli , lls lltil l 4l4'sIr~ic li<l I' plr jleru ly ill no il tIe is I41l404
agalin. l s -s of lhis 'lhail'l)'ler al l all ,ikiiIl . 1 1l1'4li14erly.
'''('tII sil.e.'S 0i1111 l',sileIt'Cs, llPO ( Xlp4sed 4' I t ime. , o this
Ih zardl . Ilo N(t I' 111, IIl',IV' I~It IN ITHIINKIN(G TtlAT
TllICOVI\lEY COLI) t, E ITAF IN YOL I FIl 1, INStUIANl(I
POL)ICY F'il IO)5S I5 Y IIY"l, Iii,'SUL'ING FROM fTHIS
CA! MI' 405 ('lIT)'c l t') o it'e l411kinti 4)ni4ions)l' onl '4011 fiir
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.ou ",.',ub[l reel salfe a1 all l ime,. natul he fully intlemtnilied
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"iLOSS .lle I. rid., hiil wol rl' tioni, civil ('on lmot.,iol t-inII
..lrike.. al. \eil a. explo,.sions dietle.Iy enu.s.ed hy anty o1'
Iht,+te <,, titngr(,. ies,. 1h(.iales ,Xplo<,ions ne(,.ulllilg I'rom
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need it wvhen we go Lu war4I with Mexio0.
EI Folks From the City jj]
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( With the Editors J
The Wall Ntreet Idea.
In a bed that was rich and sofl
and high, the rich man laid him
down, and as he slept he dreamed a
dream of another part of town. He
saw himself in another dress, in the
quiet and dark of night, his face was
masked and he walked with care, and
stealthily shunned the light. The
workers' houses, row on row, looked
down with sightless eyes, and he
thought he saw the wicked moon
wink at him from the skies. 3Ic
lifted a window with painful care,
he entered the workers' home, and
he flashed his light on the modest
stair and thoughtfully scratched his
dome. He looked around for the
silverware, and found there was none
there, and he shook 10 cents from
the baby's bank that he took from
the baby's chair. The worker woke
and he fornd the thief searching his
meager purse, and lie heard tht
burglar murmur low: "Not much
but it might be worse." Then Ihi
worker started to raise a cry, to
chase the thief away, but the burgla
grinned in confidence and the worke
heard him say:. "Now close you
mouth and lie right down, for I havw
work to do, and if you ever interfere
it might go hard with you. I haven'
found a Liberty hond, or even a Say
ings stamp, and I've looked arount
from the panlry shelf to under thl
parlor lamp. 1 rather think you're ;
bolshevik and perhaps an alien foe
but if you promise not to squeal, per
haps I'll let you go. But if you mur
mur a single word, I'll summon :
trusty cop, and he'll take you off ti
Leavenworth, and then I guess you'l
stop." The burglar whistled at hi
task, and then left jaunt'ily, th
worker's wealth was in his sack ani
very blithe was he. The rich mai
stirred, woke from his dream, anm
C then he grinned in glee. "By t iiiium,
lie said, "that's the very trick tha
I. worked so well for me."- C. W. V. ii
OU I TELEPHONES.
Once upon a time there lived a
famous Greek author by the name
of Homer. At least it. is said that
he lived. He wrote a wonderful
poem or series of poems called the
Iliad. The opening lines of this
immortal composition begin as fol
"War I sing, and of that strife
that drove many Achiens before their
time down into Hades."
I' [miner was wrong. It is not only
war that drives men to the land of
the shades. Other things than war
[ will do the same thing. Sherman
and Homer were both wrong. In
stead of war they could have substi
Are you a user of Astoria's tele
phone system? If so, brother, come
and weep with us. Take down the
phone, give any combination of num
bers you care for and see what you
II get. Figures lie! Well, I say the3
ido. Call 116 and see what you'll
get. The odds are as even as they
(' are on the Willard-Dempsey bout
you'll get 259 or 307. That is, if yor
can get central. Sneak up on any
phone and see how long it takes te
get central. Don't use a stop watul
to time central; use a seven-dad
clock and wind it up before you be
-gin. When you get central, give
your numnber, make your will, sent
tfor a barber and wait. Yes, wait fo
- 5our bill, then weep some more
When I pass from this terrestria
sphere and it comes my time to stand
C before the pearly gates I want to b,
allowed to stand around till some
telephone company comes to judg
ment. I want to hear what Pete wil
say'. I want to hear the angel chlor
lay down their harps and cheer a
Telephones are a great invention
but greater than this is the servic
they have invented to go with theni
Astoria Ihas a fine service; they ge
I. their bills out very promptly.
- i Morsels From a
Sage's Scrap Book
Who is the author of the oft
I- quoted saying,, "What will Mr,
The phrase is from Thomas Mot
ton's (1764-1838) Speed the Ploung
is in the first scene Mrs. Ashlfiel
shows herself very jealous of Neigl
bor Grundy, and Farmer Ashfiel
says to her "Be quiet, woolye? All
l] ways ding, dinging Dame Grundy int
'my ears. W\'hat will Mrs. Gruild
say? What will Mrs. Grundy think?
Eugene V. Debs' Daily Message
arrse re ee -- an a
"What can he said in defense of
system in which every third worklir
e man is the miserable victim of
e poverty-stricken life, especially in
s land rich beyond dreams and wil
machinery enough to prodmnc auhnl
Sdtonlly for every manl, woman al
"llow can any working man gi'
his 1vote in support of a, sysinm th
robs him of the fruit of his labs
and reduces himn lo a beggar?
"And yet the very inelancho
spectacle confronts us of these ve
poverty-stricken victims of capite
1 ism lining up with an eagerness th
e is tragic and almost heart-hreakit
with the capitalist parties which u
hold the system which starves the
e bodies and destroys their souls. B
Political and Industrial Conditions
In Europe and the United States
(George P. West, the author of the following article, re
ScoLntly reLired from thlie positioI of special Alssistatit to Mr.
e Blasil Manly, one of Ltwo .joiiit chairmen of the Unitt.Qil. Stiates
\ war labo t) onld. Prior to that he was editoi of the Pulilic,
one of the nlationlal magazines of liberal opinion. Mr. Wesl
is perhaps best known for his connectlion with the industrial
a relations commission, of which Frarik P. Vulsh was elihiri.rtn,
Slthe federal body whic;hL conducted a country-wide investiga
Stion sevelral years ago, revealing a lemarkable story of the con
e spiracy of capital against tihe workers in this country,. find
d ptlacing Ibefore thle ialionl fialls regarding the industrial situa
i tion which form a basis for all campaigns for a better iindlus
Strial order. Mr. \\est was one ohe the chief-investigattors d
t jointl author of the colmmlissioiu's report. M.:, West -ltit. tpe
G cently been engaged to .rit I'tei the IJualetill, in contidcibion
witlli the Fargo Courier-News, a:series iilf letters onr htdliiittl;
inldustrial, jpoliticcal and socialt eveits of great signifllciiiiced -.;
New York, July 21.-Eager read
ers of the president's first addres:
to congress upon his return looker
in vain for any of the objections rais
ed against the peace settlement anm
the league of nations. But some o
them found unexpectedly there it net
declaration of American policy which
if they read aright, is of vast lnt
"'America," said the president i]
closing. "may be said to have jus
reachcd her majority as a worl
power. It was almost exactly twetl
ty-one years ago that the results o
the war with Spain put us unexpect
edly in possession of rich islands o:
the other side of the world.
"There were persons among 1i
who looked with deep disapprova
and avowed arlxiety on such exter
sions of our national authority ove
distant islands and over people
whom they feared we might explo0l
not serve and assist. But we hav
not exploited them. We have bee
their friends and have sought t
"Weak peoples everywhere stall
ready to give us any authorit
among them that will assure them
like friendly oversight and directiol
't'hey know that there is no groun
e for fear in receiving us as their mtel
1 tors and guides.
r "Our isolation was ended twent
years ago, and now fear .of us
ended also, our counsel and associa
1 tion sought after and desired. Thel
e can be no question of our ceasing I
c be a world power. The only questic
is whether we can refuse the moo
I leadership that is offered us. *
c * The stage is set, the destiny di
1 closed. * * * It has come abol
by no plan of our conceiving, but 1
1, the hand of God, who led us into th
e way. We cannot turn back-Amer
i. ca shall in truth show the way."
it All this has a familiar ring to tho
familiar with the endless writint
and preachments by which Englat
rationalizes and justifies her impe
o ialism, or even with sonje of the i
terances by which the ox-kaiser co
vinced his subjects of the God-givt
lmission of Germany to rule tl
o Not that Mr. Wilson is not si
cere. It is in his deep sincerity, h
S confusion of nationalist pride ai
power with the Divine will, that ti
danger lies. No imperialism ev
5 started on any less spiritual and e
d alted terms, only to end in oppre
t- sions such as today force England
d maintain abroad a permanent for
e- of 7.000 men.
:o Whether this part of the pres
Ly dent's address is a tactful prep*t
" tion of the American people for tl
a account. All the greater is the need
to reach these benighted victims of
capitalism and open their eyes t6 the
a fact that they are the blind instru
a mentalities of their own slavery and
"- The light of socialism once It
d penetrates these minds so long in
darkness, will work wonders in the
ro way of inspiring; these workers to
it strive with all their might for emaim
u' cipation, instead of being the wretch
ed. victims of their own blind and
ly cruel fate.
"y "Everlastingly must our appeal be
1- made to them, and everlastingly
at must we persevere in our task. If at
Ig times it seems as if our efforts were
p- all in vain, it is just then that we
ir must triumph over ourselves 'and
it prove ourselves unconlquerabhle itl
a nl11, ·orl.f'.vr~htnn~lrv r\·nln·~a~rl|.r'l j
I- anurciincement that we are to tikbk a
is mandatory iii. Armetit and i.4.ritpxp
d other parts of the wO'ld, o..wletielier
it merely foreshadows a gantersl (ol
d icy consistent with the occtiiatldI- of
if Mexica, is at this date sher ioitnjBe
w ttue. But the woad's quoted, above
h, strengthen the cointiction. that the
1- rise of the United States as a great
imperialistic power hasftbegtli.
n Back of these wotds Is .the itter
t esting progress by Which Wilson, the
simple democrat, has beel mo l to
tlie theory of noblesse dbligh dtitl the
f white man's burden. SBeen eyars
ago no man combatted more sturdily
7I the i)roposition that some of the 11u
matifamily are chosen by God to lct
s as trustees for the rest.
Already the facts of our xlidriebee
, in itling other peoples belie the 'pres
ideht's' words. "'"We hav "itot' ex
t, plited them," he says. The facts
e are that we have crdelly exploited
Sthem in Porto Rico, and that in Citba
we have thrown our decisive, wAvlgtt
against a 'liberal party ttfdt tiireAten
Id ed the supremacy of the landowiing
ty Cuban aristocracy, which maintained
a itself in power by gross ..electlioh
n. fauds. Again, the presidelnt Says
Id that "fear of us is ended also."' The
Sfacts are that all Latin America fears
us, and justifiably, in sieW bf our
ty threat to destroy the soverdignty of
is Mexico because by an orderly change
Sin her constitutio she elftimn the
re right to levy a royalty tax oh0 oil,. and
to because further, the Mexicati govqrn
mn lxent cannot keep perfect order,' ow
al ing to a conspiracy of Amerleatn,
* English and French banltbrs to re
is- fuse her credits until, she teha tiup
ut her new constitution,.
by A review of the president's official
lis career suggests the perfect type of
ri- Anglo-Saxon imperialist. :He blitd
that calm, inlprbgnable self-confl
ise dence and assuraince that distitiguxidh
gs the ruling class of England, aild the
ad same contempt for those who dis
ir- agree with him or who axie hot of his
it- school. Tile nan who didtrtisted his
in- own people an4d devised ~tad forced
en through congress an espiotnago act
he for "their control by force is exactly
the^ mani who, with the highest mo
in- tives and-the clearest conscience, will
lis convince himself that this or that
nd smill nation is hot capable of look
he ing after itself.
Tll The gossip as to mantataries is
t- that the-prehid~tnt will favdr Ameri
is can control of Armenia and other
to parts of Turkey not already assigned
'ce to France and England. It is said
that Cleveland H. Dodge, vice presi
dent of the Phelps-Dodge COpper Co.
le (Continued on Page Seven.)