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SBFRIDAY, J.1'ILY 25, 1919,.
HIGH PRICES, THE PROBE, AND BUNK.
\ iltl a greal s.itx of oslOentationl il bla luring oI Ir mnit iIets,
ilhrough lhe enrporalliutn pressM'. (ilGovernor SeI\'arl has sent I
llmt ti his special ttiade all el'fiionei y colllissioln, prestmtl ly
in probe the (ntI.ises mulerlying the oexonrhiinlly high prices of
f u, ul ,llther .necessi .ies in linIle. 'lThe (' missioni l is sillitug
ill thII courtho.l.iuie nitl issuing si aeril n lsa wilhoull inuttnt etr l.ll
(.c)lllntinue profileerl'ing 1 he Iconsumers co(' lllinulle' I gron.'l i
under the exce.sively high rust. orl livinug.
A.ni "hilt will il all am .lotu It tn?
To the 'vet'age citizn the Iore fct tbht ('Governotr Slewaort
namied the lersoniuiel t1 the ettumumission gnat sent it here is sll'
i'i.ioe l In inisln re thnt nitlhing lhtli will e''in in lie slighltest the
rf i'is of th l e paII l li ii , prfilIr m s t Io liitlo will bei l done.
Last wl inter, it will he re.llled, when Food prices were tnol
so high as they are io"x', the litooth legislative invesligatingg
committee ampe In the oily tldi also probed high prices. The
ctttntnission mado findingis of a sensational character. which
delormined lbeyond per'lIvoeiuture that lItile uicmes were ot
r ilely out of reason l( Ihanot the only case ilor such prices was
the groeed andl rapaclily iiof the cily's profiteers. The (otiiris- -
siori in its report' gave t ta oes. dlales alnd figiures toi slthow thail
lthe meilrchants of the 'ily---thai is. the big meI, chtenls-- were
charging exoirliliatl prices on every v ruticle they sold.
lhtit was that report ever given to the publi'? 1t was I.. itl.
tA statilemeti , ptlu'jrliig In le the otriginal lootlh io miiitlee
report,'l. I whichit in reality, was itonly a deleted r'poo'lot , WVas
report as sent lit by the l governor smil s only ii sli leton of the i
olriginal--a skeleton which had the rteal flts as to trot'ilee o ingi
in liotte (carefiiully di eletetd.
For i.nslanice. while the original Iloolih report slt .xowled that cian
ai c-aplitlization onl' .$10.00 . the I ('iate Shoe comipani y otl Iliit(,.
inl 1)18, hld m tde a ptro'fil of $i 1.1(i:3.75 , Ihe report i. sent l
ulit conriined notrllhinig ll'of that Iollre. ior anotlIIier I sltance,
Ithe 'iliintl reportI shl edl that thll e i ilsav- i (Girocery coi palli l.y,t
wholesalers, ha.ltirge exorhitllant profits, that in order to brlingill
their exlenrse itl to the highest tfigure the company rented its
ownt h ilding tI itself at til excessive f'igure jiper ilmontilh, iid
also that members t of the f amily who were non-residets, a.nd
invalittds .llsides, were carried ot L the .ipay rollIllll extiremely hiigh
tiitthly salaries as nominal managers of departImeats. [liit in
the reporl as sentil ouil by the govetrnor none of tihal stiu xvwai
(It course not! overnor St'art. ts eve'ryonile lknowxs. is a
ttol 01o the Anaeoida i Coppeir Mling company. and the Aita
condlit (ol 'er Mining t 'company i Ittiid tlhi proi iltee tintg lbulsin ess
interests or P i tle are so ctlosetly tlied that it sheet ofll tissue -ll
ier o(mild not he plared . hel ,cli them. (Consefilut lly it holds,
that anything that atcll .s ralvelisly the ilinterests olt ithe ottod
profil.eers offects the intiir e .lp s olf oIvernorll Stetrart's ma stert.
Ilowever. since the govetror'tl i t. de ani d efti 'i iei, cy como . itis
sion, which. by rights, shluild he lorited his def'iciency com
mission, htias hlrl'ahed as to its lesire ilhave overythl) g per-'
I1ining i n I profilteering iii Iolltto ilitd he l''re it, we w l.itl suggest
eutior Stewart hlimiself, mid force kiwi to briot before the com
missiiti the toriginal 'opy ofl the l.oth repil.t. We '.. uih r
suggest thiat it' the coi iuission wants ti gainii evetni i odieitli
of respect tfroml the Ihahissle cutns imers l it ' the city, that i t e
s t.iid its ac ltin makinig the hea rilig s stlla' (chal theilr sessions,
niil permil It ' pu lic generailly In attlead.
Its the publitc that is beiong i.n~e daily l ad evein linly by
lie lialte ji pri ileersl , by the eit hers of the li t ilte pl o lderb'liii
il, iby all the rights hi' justice. it's lie public which shtou. l he
pentitlted Ito heatr' lithe evidenie b tlh Iti' tIul againsi the roh
The mere taclt thlL I It Ihe ' deficiency commission is imadeil its
sessions se.o rol shoiult e evidence suil'icient to any Iliinkiig
pierson Ithat its liresen.ice helire is inot lI "let iin the light" oni the
liictl jiitittlin, bhut to shrolil it with a il laniket ot Itoi etitoin.
Aundl, listont !
Yeste'rdlay tlhere blew inito oiut' fair city ol" e Washiiingtol ,1.
McCormick. known Far ainid wide us ii lioo. of the vested initel'
ests.. Now, thereo is nothing that prevelilts \Vashiingto .1.
fromt cominiig to liltte atl aniy tie. but it seemt to the ai meore
co(incidei ce( " that he drifts in just as the govetrnor's ode l'icit icy
- comnaissioi gets to work. Andl it' priilbalty oinicidence thtil
siOnce his arrival he has I'ratleriiized closetly with the nmembers.
of the ionlmissioni. .\Aul, likewise, itt's <tron ably also a i - coi"t -
(idenice"' thait Washingtoni .1. is the sellf-saite genitle.ian who.
at the last session of the legislat lure, attlii ket every'bill iii Ito
dticed aimed at pro'looinieig, aittd siit'''eedeId ifl teiaderiuig Ihem
piractieallty iliopetative hy.itituhtidieg iiome 'uS amiuoidmeits.
Evidence si far ihtirodituced tief ote Ilie deoFicientcy tatrnuiiis
sion shows thut the \\'liuulesttlleu's hive ti combiili tat iu i i itesct'ait it
of tiade, solely Cot' I lie piuipose i of tic iritg Ithe suall I merchautnIs
to charg6 pt-ices Fixed by I lioe wholes.ulcirs: it shows that lutices
chatr-gd by the wholesaleis tt. d the .bigger' stoics arc iithou'i
exceht ion much u lilighi' Ihir litewy a, ue iii oh !h(t pa'tls ot the
c-utntry.; it shows \'what evety ctlu.iiliieu in the city kows,, Ihat
the prices wrongFully ,lhiarged are higher Ilitiat a woi'kiiigmaii,
can pay-' n plit'rs(eitt wages.
And withu it. all, it demon.srhlte theli lhe, prese. t ii i'xestiga -
lion is of thu e tpur(st hunk; that haiat Conttaly Aiio-uy-' .l acksoi
treall.- xi'ishte ht l rihseuttle the dealeros who tile robbintg !ii
public hroughi high jrices, he could have secuit-ed his ends,
,much more cheaply, notch moj'e, qiuickly ut-itt witih ii g.-eatei
e.eumeni, of suicicess by lbi-inging the maller to the attention ofa
gr~and jury long ago.
Union Stock Hlders in the
Butte Daily Bulletin
UNITED MINE WORKERS OF AMERICA--Locals: Sand Coulee,
Stocket, Roundup, Lehigh, Klein, Wasaioe, Red Lodge, Smith
FEDERAL LABOR UNION-Li#tigstoR.
MACHINISTS' UNION-Great Falls, Butte, Livingston.
MACHINISTS' UNION--Great Falls, butte, Livingston, Seattle,
CEREAL WORKERS-Great Falls.
BLACKSMITHIS' UNION-Butte, Miles City. Seattle.
ELECTRICIANS' UNION-Livihgston, Deer Lodge, Butte, Anaconda,
BAKERS' UNION-Great Falls.
SIIOE WORKERS-Great Falls.
PLASTERERS' UNION-Great Falls.,
RAILWAY CAR REPAIRERS-Livingston, Miles City.
M USICIANS' UNION-Butte.
BREWERY WORKERS' UNION-Butte,
1OD CARRIERS' UlNION-Butte and Bozeman.
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.
BROTHERHOOD BOILERMAKERS AND HELPERS-Butte and
STEAM AND OPERATING ENGINEERS-Great Falls.
BUTCHERS' UNION--Great Falls.
INTERNATIONAL MOLDER'S UNION, LOCAL NO. 276-Butte.
LAUNDRY WORKERS' UNION. NO.4 26-Butte.
I'LUMBEII'RS' UINION-Butte, Seattle.
BROTIIER1IOOD RAILWAY CARMEN OF AMERICA, LOCAL NO.
TRADES AND LABOR COUNCIL-Miles City.
HOD (CARRIERS' UNION-Helena.
BROTHIERIHOOD RAILWAY CARMEN OF AMERICA, COPPER
LOBGE NO. 430-Butte.
BUTTE FOUTNDRY WORKERS' UNION-Butte.
PAINTERS UNION --Bulle, Seantle.
CARPENTERS' UNION, No. 1335--Seatltle, Wash.
TAILORiS' PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION-Butte, Portland.
BOILERMAKERS, SHIP BUILDERS AND HELPERS OF AMERICA
-Tacoma, Seattle, Livingston.
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF BLACKSMITHS AND HELP
ERS, LOCAL NO. 211-Seattle, Wash.
WORKERS', SOLDIERS' AND SAILORS' COUNCIL-Painters' Hall,
BUILDING LABORERS' UNION-Seattle.
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BRIDGE AND STRUCTURAL
IRON WORKERS AND PILEDRIVERS' LOCAL NO. 86-Seattle.
AND THOUSANDS OF INDIVIDUALS IN BUTTE AND MONTANA
igutres are dull enough but here are some that ought to ir
REBELLION IN INDIA.
thie most illinilagilnalive atlonlg uis: India coitaiins some. 300,
(i00,0() people. The average per catpita income is $10 per an
nuii. (in the basis of prices at ihe ePnd of 1010, rice sufficient
I'or one ile"al a day \would cost $10.0.5 per ainnum. Taxes on
the basis o Ilthe inew\\ budget average about $1.40 per capita. Is
it lilly \wonder tlit large sections of he populaltion are liviiing
tinder t'amliine condijtions. that beItween 5.000,000 and 7,000,
000 of these ir iderIorrished people died of influenza, and that.
75.)00(.i)001 are receivinig uarely oine sqiluare meal in two days?
T'his starving' pieople contiilribuites Io impnierial Britain in drain of
onii sort or anotherll for the benefits of adminiristlration antd ili
Ilrest onl capital nII amoniil estimated at, from $ 100,000,000
to $2i0,)tO(il)0-. le iier new bhiidget cills for the expendilure of
more thaiin $200.000l.(0 onil the imitilitary---aiboiil. 48 pe' cenit of
the total budgetl.
'lThese fig'ues give Ihle backgrouniid of Indian uni'res1t which is,
tiiday econici evei n oriilloe Ituir h llitic'ctl.. The Monltagiie
Chellll'sor hoile rule hill will 'niitlneetl this economic situia
ionil. Meiiinwhile its lpassage ties beenii h l tip in ll Iriltain, while
ill Indti llta coIlltlriitlive legislation hllu, extremely coercive
nrili-sedittion lawi s have been paissed.rl In li.useipenllice of this
inisieable silllatioi tlhere have bteon it seriies of strikes among
thie grossly undiiierpaid laborers in Ilritish. owned induistries, and
polilical riots ill the leading cities. Fiii.lly----and m1 ost. signifii
aen l of all--lhe hitherto apathetic .easantry have rebelled in
district after district not only against British rule, bit, in favor
of the anciient syste.ti of ciiommiunial land ownership. The Vice
oi'ity is "satist ied that oIeii rebellion exists" and ti s pul t aboutl
one-third of the country under nmartial law. This revolt is the
achiolieveileln t ,a people deprived of all arms and of any generall
poplar educntioini. altlainiied by methods ranging from passive
resistailce inspired by That, extraordinary modern saint, and
friend of the oppressed. 11. h. Gaindhii and Mrs. Sarojini Naidu,
lie poet to t er rorism iiftier the R ussian patterni org anized byt)
Ilhe.Ynoung indin pilry. No saine observer can bolieve that India
will imiediately gainol her iindependence; that she should show
Srapidily growinig a dlesire for it is a tact .mre significatii
venl thaiin siuh imlporltaniilt Eliropean news ioS the fate of line.
I vitally concerns the workers of Amiier'ie and IEurolpe, whose
iraticalis.l loo generally ignore Asia. N solidarity otf the'
wor'king i il ss,^'no bman brotherihood, is complete or secure
which ignores or exclitudes the vast populations of the ancient
anid virile civilizations of India lland (llin. Lajpit llai-him
self nilt Indlin holme ruller, itot an extlreme nationalist-writes
in '"the New li ipbli"'ic for April ?20tli. "' feelinig of unity
iagainsl the twest is developiing in the Orient," anid lie points out
the Irle ible possibilities ol' thiwspirit of hatired fostered by our'
Swesttirn iipe ialisii. It isbio\ii.s thatl i I lhei.nture. of thinilgs
the co'ipetitive system caniniot bring about a fair solitlioni of the
tlatlions. between Asia and the i west: the point we iim.s. Ompha
-si/C is dtht in the tnig run the acid test of all forms of co-oper
liOih wiill be foundii in their capacity to assert iihincllusive
bra l't.ierho.id in w'hich the free peoples iof Asia may share.
THE O. B. U. MOVEMENT.
It',fOe tIhe outlbl eak o' the w rlhl-war, ii(ndusl.ry ill tlhe
niled States was at a l ow ebhh. Fllovinig the somewhit plros
perois years of llt' iO. " Iand ill12. tia e a slump: factories be
aniltli close, shlipping I all tff, with lithe inevitable conse
qullelle th thoitsaiis of workeis wee e hl rowni I.u0ti oi Iem
We have never seen any figures as to the exael number of
ilielip iii'oyed in Ithi icountry duiring the forepaPt of 10i 191, l but
it mustl have apitlroxinlaited four or ll ive imillion.
Thie itrade inliiºn were helpless. Their enmibe.rsh ip de
(ieiased rapidhly through the inability of the members to pay
dtlies iiand hleoaiuse large liinlbheris see no use in paying dlues
wihen the organization cannot furnish theii wie h n ii miploymeint.
Then iame the outbreak of hostilities and within it a f'ew
iimonths iemploymenlit was plentiful.
IBy the tinime Iho United States deeided to enter the vwari,
there were lbut few idle -workers: it is principally for that rela
sot tliIhat conscril.ption tS hsimmeditlely put into effect..
The war lords know if the sentiientalists do not, that work
oers will lit eniili st iii snuffieienit inumbiilterus to carry on a gigantic
struggle. like the late world-war, if they are able to find jobs.
Some mayit poilnt to Canada as anii example of a country that
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raised an army by voluntary enlistment, but those who are fa
miliar with iiindustrial icondilions i Canada know ihatl in '101 i
there were I)lt Iwo courses open to the overwhelhming majorily
of Canadian workers-entlist or starve. Dur)ing' i he taller part
of the w 'ar iu.nad al so pillut conscription intl o ffeolTe , eiOuse
Ihe ease w'ith which the wotrker found employmeInt in muni
lion works a(nd shi.iihuiilding kept him from enlisting.
The conlscription law---tihe seleelive service act. so-ialled c-
met. with ii opposition worthy of' the inam e I'roln the Ira.de
un1 ion leaders, aind with Iul littlleo iorganized opposition
throiugihontl the conlutry. if we excepl certaini snmall groupsi .
The ease wilh. which this a(-tlhe most far-roeahing legis
In ti.lon ever pilced on oure statlule books--.wnas forcedi upon tI lhe.
coulltryV is the most. eo vi.('inºcig evidence Itllt there is no wo\\' k
in.g (lss movementl of any power in Ihis nation.
When we recall that in England conscriptiion was bitterly
opposed by the wvorkers, that in Aisltralia the conseripl.ion etil
wtas defeated at. the polls by ti overwhelmicng miajority, that int
(Tanlada it was only by the most shamnenul trickery that ; ma
joni'y w"iLs secur:ed in fav\o of coniscIilption afler a. large per
ceonta.ge f1' the electoralo e had been disfralnchised, tIhat in this
n.at.ion it was nol even dieeed neoessary to l, the qluestion Ilo
a vote, we begini to have some idea of the pitiful igrure the
American ilabor movement cuts. I' .w\ ace these facts we
muist recognize that, ,.ui bong. fide labor m ovemlen I as now or
ganized and officer'ed is rel:ly a meoa( to I lhe initerest o:f Ic
Tflhis is-more than evver apparelnt when Ihe i;t iotis of the
ieadsol of the o. nizilinuis lnring'."the \\'war period is consid-i
In the first insltance, as soon a this unatlion eilered the lists.
th!e mrnembership was Ihande over to the various industrial do
liartnueirnts, almost withouti exception heaided by illmperialists ioft
th1e most reactionary type.
T whe workers were lied uip by agroee lis1iiIs between the licads
of ihe interinatiqnal uniioins and The governimenlt, without their
knowledge or cioniseit; thoe rigihtlto strike a\\'iuo all intents mard
pl' rpose,. alrogat.ed: the officers i' ithe labor nimovementI he
chin.rthe he active instrument ot Orn imperialists aundl war lords
sholndit; them were given gover\illeuital positions in \Wasing
ton. 11. C..;.locks of Ithem tiiure the coluntry !elling the work
is of the uiohle lpur ose andil hih imslil5 of the deoiiial( i partyI
Irnd iiWoodrow' ilson. N oti one of their voices w\itas raised
against the campaigrn of oppriession that was carried on i nIler'
lie guise of ip lriitisr , nor hlave anlly of then ii a yet lurotesteli
against the iiliprisouieii t ol f moe i t alin 2,1llll \\'1) men and i lwo iien
~~ui ' l' the inila oillms espionage act.
rlThe illrdei iof war falls miost heavil)y upon the worlkiing
class, thi pawns that the I'iluciai l dul iindustrial lords plaiy lil
siile t iunperinalism with, anild it is u Ipon Ileworkers thit the
duly of ending war rests.
'T'uoday, the ofl'ticiatlimi i' the ,Americi n lanor nimovement isi
suppolilirting iulperialisa ni iii its every niove; the ol'f'icials that are
p aid by lah.r are pnaying the gamie that is to senid the w'orkers
tl another nightmare of iiass-rintrder unless the workers
tihemseltves, iiquainiiteid w'ith le terrible coiseiqences th-1( are
hound i oll lliw clse upon thle hels of a policy I latl leaves In
m1 it the lh lercyot' the ruuling class, behstir Iienlselves and
unite ias a class to eiil the wage systemi and thle wars thatI il
brinigs in its train.
'Wa.'rs are a test of streiougih betw\een opposing capitali stW
r\\;s also lost Ithle knowledtge and mitlitaricy of I the vworkiing
cass mweii Oment. 11 itcannot be said today, were our ir rmling"-lass
lta dceide on tnurlher aggressiori, that the workers coild' lire
i ent ienih l .ti-iti ,i h lo ust.
ito l ie Ciontiinltuotl).
SEE THE REAL LOVERS OF FREEDOM!
Now that President iihl Ie\ Valera of the Irish republic ha.s 's
c(hangeed his plans thal he will be,ini Butte more than the otig
iu)al few houns, it is to be hoped that during his lengthenned stdiy
hlie will have ain opportuimly to meet the real toilers .of the
atimp. 01' iecessity. had his stay been limited 1to- only'a -few
houris, his~ liine would entirely, have been taken- up by the -efte-r
tainments atl the Silver -:low lub,-- a place. by the w ay, whlere
the man in overalls is nle\'er admnitted. unless t-hrough thoe ,h-c
d.oor in the capacity of a delirve.ý-t'Iuek driver.
The Bulletin suggests to oii` dist ligttisihed gunest that 'soie
lime drirpiig his stay he breaic-k twy frontl the. silk-hatted and
tcoek-coated gent leime..wlio h ti l-.f- the goodnelss of their
hearts and their love for Ireeidl's freedom W nuiltl s\how him
eovery hontr, and get alion itg . iproeiniiat, t the backbone f,
the revoi..lultii.n in Irelehidf. w=t"s as elsew here.
A dollar a tlny --.il they take it away.
Who dumpined the cantaloupes?
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Editor Bulletin: Everybody seems
to have their trials and troubles and
1 am no exception. I have lived here
for 35 years and am the head and
support of a good-sized family. Some
times it is a hard effort to see that
they are given the proper' care, and
tile following incident can never help
to 'maintain them:
In nmy April accounts I found a
bill against the Florence hotel, bet
telr known as "The Big Ship," for
work that was brought to the shop,
said work .being. done and delivered.
I Min0il.'d the bill but eCeteii'ed- no se
turn. The fdllowing month I sntit
my son. With another--nothing dp
ing. I tlen decided to make out an
othe'i andt-delivered it ii person. Tlle
manager denied the bill, following .it
p '.with the remark that if I didn't
get out he would put me out. This
did not scare me, as I wanted a "yes"
or "no" answer to my demand. He
then whispered something to his
bookkeeper who told me that if' I
did not get out he would punch the,
nose off me.-At this time, While there'
had been no semblanei 6f it dist'ldi
axice, the bookkleeper;:'after" taking a
su'vey of the hostile attitulde of th'e
gu.sts, decided that it was no time
for 'gangster methods -and' instead
relied: on his old style-.of °clfing the
policemaln on the beait to get rid of
me, as hi.s:been :done .frequently. to
maiaintain what is called their mode
of quiet and. peace, when the man
agement wishies to -ivoid something
he is -afraid to meet. It. seems too
had lThat a police officer ran be used
to tdo heir dirty work, and I, for one,
aml opposed to it.
'TONY, The Tiunor.
Today's Anniversary I
o - -o
The first American flag was set
up in Porlo Rico 21 years ago today,
July 25, 1898, by a sinlalll force of
men from the U. S. S. Gloucester.
The Gloucester opened the festivilies
by throwing a few shells into the
hills back of tpe town. .Two boat
crews were then seilt ashore. The
whole affair was bloodless, except
for the accidental shooting of two
Porto Ricans and a cow. Two Ameri
cans were entrusted with the task of
hauling down the red and yellow
banner of Spain, and hoisting the
Sthi's and Stripes. A rock- barricade,
named Fort Wainwright, was throwni
il: to protect the flag, and two men
were appointed to sit on a poultry
coop and guard the' banner. The
etffair was quite exciting: but nobody
I Morsels From a
1` Sage's Scrap Book .
0 . -.... .. 0 . - ..... a,
W:: Ih6 the author of the. couplet:
: 'y to bpd, and early', to rise,
;!aI s .a man. healtjhysv weailhy anid
w..e?"' , .
IHnzletL states that thb couplet oc
curs in Clarke's writingsi He quotes
in fllustratiion 0'Anid ti1en .it. is no
tMarvel though -I know. lim not, for
my houri is' 8 o'clocki, ~hoigh, it is
an infatlibl rule FraFaklin flntro
luced this. salng into ±:e -axioms of
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