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S 5 ad Every Evenilg. Exsept Sunday, by THE BULLETIN PUBLISHING CO.
S.I ,o L d.Ol.Cia Matter, December 18, 1917, at the Postofsce at Bdtte. Montana
tnder Act of March 3, 1879.
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btol Jlslle News Stand, 8. Arizona St P O. News Stand, West Park .
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FIIDAY, AUGUST 1, I.19.
LET THE CITY SELL FOOD.
Since Ma\yor Shtuddeo hItas declared himnself against Iprof'i
leering in Batle atid siltnce. it appears. I here are no laws
througlh which the baby roblders can he reachled, the Bulletin'
sugges-is that tlhe mayor or'der a conisignnienlt o1' 'food produc.ts
fro tn the war departnlenit anlld sell the stufft direct to tfhe Ieopi'c
News dispa tches f''om Was.hing Jtoln Iday slate thIt under
orders of the goverinmental tulh orities. the millionis t(1' dollars
wo\t0l of surplutds food stupplies held inl army qiluartermaster
storehouses will be sold tlo tnunicipalities under tihe 30-.dayt
N.o. inll hist \e see a chanice fr at leaist tempor.uary ttunelitir
uatioli' o 'reseit coniditionsl iil utte. The mayor canii. o his
wn ulthorify, order. sayi $t25.000 wortht of' the artny's suir
plus food. The food ,cat, le hscioi direct to the lpeople atI the city
niF!arketf i;ith volunteer salesmenii friom amongihe labor unioln s
and the woOiIen's c'lllubs doing Ihle selling.
,.Thee i is no doubt that lthe food would all lie paIrclhtsel d for
c ash in plenity of time I',r I le nmayor to make his remittance to
th.'tih-i deptirtnteit within the 30-day period.
PROSECUTION OF PROFITEERS.
Gothsiderable interest is being niali feslet these days in th!e
colttihtIiot' oralotry quoted in variousls newspapers atett Coutn
ty i itney Jackson's declared itntention to proscehile the baby
'oh1b.g profiteers of Butte. T'he Iuetioi is a :'ital one that
teffc!ts every ma,,, w,,-mnan (nd clhild ii Uaitie. ind tlhroiigthout
the sta te for that nmatter, siice ilulte prices control Montina t
Now, let us calmly analyze the situation as it is ltodiy in
th the f'ist Ilace lpr'ol'iieerini g ,does exist its llutte. W ere
th~ekilferiences of the people thelnselves not sufficient proof.
\\· hii thfie evidence presenlted Iefolre thie ,4ootl legislative in -
ve tigttiting comminilttee. and. more recenly. befor'e the state
triidne. iid efficiieev eo1 nission.
e ioe itave had the ' otli comin ittee presenit its report'l to he
sta)i ghmerninent--a reporlt which. to quote Mlr. Jackson. con
tairitd t "sluatling and1l astounding'" evilence ll' proliteering. i
Anil we have seen that report carel'eºlly deletetd of all "''startling
dtnd astislaudinl fat'els and seult broadcast over the state by (;oy.
Sini A. Stew'art. the Anaeonla Uopper comlpany's figurehead in
the stite govelrnmeat.
1'e1 have seen the iegtular session of the stale legislatuil re
consideri hills bised on the I ,i , th v report ilil then have seen
W'aslfiiigtion J. McCormick. a )lJ copper companly "'guishoe ar
tist;2! iiitiroduce i.5 amendtueils to the hills, which amend
mejits efeilt ually killed their effeetliveness.
We have seen the AnaCono.la C:opper Miinig c·ompa|lny make
tan offer of it a presumable r'esutation of the 1dollar a day cut i I
wotiges made last initer, e.land just us pr ply' have we seen i
otul1 beinet'ice. t al patriotic pi'otl'|eirs atllempt o luake away'
that dollar and wore by arbitrarily increasing their prices.
We have seen the Aiiacolila Stanidaird. a inewspaper oiwned
and eontrolled hby the Anacoinda (,tpper Mining co'npliniay, contie
to. the frIal withl glartinig headlines. thlarginig lprofiteering, anLt
w e have seeln 4Goveirnor4 Sltew'atrt, the coplper' companui.y's go\.
er'itrO , seldl his trade ani tl efl'icieicy con mmission to lutitte to.r
\We have seeln that tlade and1 elticieniecy (a'tlissitnl, the
inen.ibership of which comprlhiises onre altive Ilerl'hant lltul
bankerl'. one retired merchatl and otte retired contrlactor,)'. wvho
is un ack|nowledged labor hater, ,file aft iocuoluOs relpot \\itlh
the special sessio of the legislature.
Anid, while these laittle event.s arle Ilecomin~g istory, we seeC
'Colnifty Attorney Jlackson, whose connieelioi| with the cont
paliy iis at least ti matter' of spec. latiun. lai u'ing r'outd on the
sidelities. issUing stlatements as to what he intends to do. with
all the gusto of a Nalpoleto directing a master'ly reitreat at
Aid, in the meanw\\hile, we see the plnmilerhllud catlnlysihiil
inig.as they again raise their' prices: iei'nmitting ineeded cars Iof
food pr odlcts to iot on the tracks inl ortler oldl up inflated
ptrices; and in the mneanwlthile the mein toil. (he molther's slave
and the babies go under-|iurishled I'ho luck of money where
with to meet the ini'laled cost 41t' necessities.
Now, let's see \\hat ca~n he tlone.
Mr..l Jackson tell s lie lr esent sltae laws are irnadeqluate
to reach the prolfiteer's anll declares hIe will proceed against
lhet.m under' :the federal statules-the Shermanat ant' prestuu
I\' le, I's see what he aun ,h under' the Shernmanact:
T pCttin questiio became a law ,2 year's ago ill Jtily. 1890.
Sine' i'ts adulption scores of suits have beeni inslituted. muany
agall.t jiust such roblbers as ti e uittlle protfiteel's and iti all tlhe
29 yehars only one (onviction has been i'eco'ded. An this con
viction was that of.a Keiituacky .'night rideir." who. after cotn
mitting arson, tnuyhelm and lpa'lically evetry criminal acl
barred by the statutes, was sentlenced to serve Ioni year' and
was pardoned before hie had served his iteitire seinten'e.
Among the more prtominentt persons and corporaltios who
were tried under the Sherman act. all ofi whom got off scot
John D. Rockefeller and the Standard Oil company.
Swift, Armour and Cudahy of the packing trust.
Thomas For'lune Hyan and the tobacco trust.
McCormick of the harvester trust.
Nash of the turpentine trust.
Dupont and the powder trust.
And even our own well-known Heuiingseun and the cream
'ery products trust.
'ttLata of'these men, .and all of these corporationls cespite)
overwhelming evidence of' combinations in 'estraint of trade,
have gotten offl' scot free.
Does it seen reasonable to.suppose that Virdeln & Currie,
the Davidson (Orocery companlly, Lutey, the Jones Fruit com
pany, or any of' the others of such comparatively small I'ry will
be convicted. w\vhenl sucih notorious trusts, as the tobacco, the
oil, the lul)penllin. the powder and the packing house com
bines are freed'?
And Couity ,Atlo rney Jackson and the Anaconda Standard
and the Anlac(da Copper Mining company, the latter of which,
Itroutgh interlockinlg business connections is directly or indi
rectly intercsted in some of ou01 most notorious profiteers,
know that there is oft one chance in a million of convicting
any of the profiteers under the Sherman act.
They know that one of1' the main.fundamentals of the United
States go~vernmelnt is the sacred right of property., They know
lhat property is held even more sacred than life under our con
slitutionl. They know that under the Sherman act or under
any other act goods held in a store or d warehouse, whether
food or calico, is considered the property of the owner; that
uuider our felderal and state constitutions the owner of that
piropet'ty can (do what lie pleases withiit-if he wants to give it
away, lie may; if' tie wants to hold it for exorbitant prices, hic
(Coulsequeltfly. both Mr'. Jackson and his sponsors, the Ana
conda Stalndad iun(i the A naconda Copper Miuing company,
know perifecdly well that all this hurrah both the attorney and
tle Unewspaper are raising over profiteering is the purest bunk.
--a sop handed to the people for its political effect iii the ap
They know that the continued robbing of the people by the
profiteers of Butte cannot be stopped by any la-w, but only
tIhroiugh conucerted action by the people otherwise.
THAT THE PEOPLE MAY KNOW.
Is I irtleri that thle people mnay know' of the thorough maninei
in which the tentacles of the copper trust-the Anaconda Cop
r per Mining companlpy-whiclh today is taking an active part ii!
'suppIressinig" profiteering in Butte, have their hold on ever)
line of industry aRid business in the city, even to the food coni
bine, it may be of interest to show the connection between the
various buisinesses and the company.
Now, every one knows that John E. Corrette is of. with unt
in the Anaiontda Copperi Mining company. Now, look at thi
'follo~wing whiclh shows beyond a doubt that the A. C. M. holdý
big interests ill practically every line of business and iindustel
in tle city. whethether finance, food, paving, banking, packilng
teming or otlherwise:
The Filllenl hotel--Johu E. Corrette, John R. O'Neil, helter
knownl as "tile Rinmmer," assistant general superintendent ol
tlie A. C;. M.: Thonlas J. Clhope, A. C. M. labor commissiooier
and James T. Fillen, owners.
Silver lHow National bank--John E. Corrette and James T
Filen. priincilpal owners.
Jones Fruit (company T---The building owned by A. 11. Jones
'atller-in-law of John 1E. Corrette, and Mr. Corrett, himself.
J. C. Maguire Contracting complany. rwhlodo much of thin
city plaving-John E. Corrette, nominal attorney for the comn
'M. F. Rohn Teaning. company, which has a contract witl
Ihe A. C. M., which bars all independent teamsters from haul
ing re---Jolhn E. C(orrette uaul Oscar Holihn.
'Pat Lar'gey estate--One-sixth of the estate, worth $100,000.
which was one of the assets of the old State Savings bank, sold
to John E. Colrette for $20,000 by the receiver, who was tils
choice ofl Dan Al. Kelly and Governor Stewartl, both of the A. C
Mi. 'he iinterest was sold, by the way, without due notice at
required by law. it is stated.
Htunsein Iacking company--The Ialy tliuik and Trust col -
pany, Charles J,. Kelly and J. Bruce Kremer. gentlemen boll
Swith coppier .collars, principal owners. The Halnsen compii)an
yow . s six reltail mieat shops, it is said.
The Mlontolna Dairy company-D)aly Bank and Trust coinl
pally, principal owne'r.
SVal kervitlle T'Irust ciompany, whiich conllrols meat store,
and iid lu ldies, as well as filances--C(t;ll es J. Kelly, Il'rinciln
. With the aboyve facts in mind, does it seem reasonable ht
suppose that the Aiiaconlda Copper AMining company, through
e its 'organ. the Ai acnll da. 5tladard, is inl earnest in its effor'b
I to curb profiteerinlg in Buttle, or elsewherie?
It "THE WORLD DO MOVE"
Il l the edlitorial columii s of a loI lI liimiornig daily severa
i days Iigo allpeared what to all inteiits liand puriiposes was ita ia
- iirlle review of a book on the "1. \W. W\.." by Paul F. lris
e sendlein. It is rather amusingl that the llpapler in qullestioii de
l votes its editorial columns to a ibook review, and is certainli
it lassing straniiige when a copper colillpaiiy newspaper boosts t
bilnk si'li as that of Mr. Brisseidei, whiht,, from previuii
- publishied statlenents of the auth.i oir. \\hI inlvestigated laboi
,f conditioins ill Iittle a year or so ago, iinust be a defense of tlhe
d International iWorkers of the WVoril.
e lint. thiei. "'the world do move." and it is Ilnot beyoind tnl
- iouiils of' reaslon to suppose that even all editor who prosti
liites ii.s taleints bylv or'ki ng for the ilnterests inistead of Ihis fel
lows, nimiy occairssionally fteel Ithie lpro tiiitigs of a guilty con
4 We aie we illing to'*help tlhe goodi \\work instituted by Mr. Kil
i- y ito the Standard alllg. anitl will ew cii go a step furlhier that
lie by anililnncing that the book in qulestiionl is now and has for
sollie liile past been on sale at the headlquarte'rs of Metal Milt
1. W\'rkers' Industl'il n u lionl No. No t i .i colinronly called tht
y "\\obbly union." at I. W. W\. all. 318 Nolrtih yoiniig street.
C( -----~-7-- --- -
THE TRADE COMMISSION'S REPORT.
- It is all ill iiuiii li ting fact. taken in uinectionl wiih the recen
'I isit t.n Bu-tte of tlie state trade and el' ficienev comll issioil ain(
S thalit ronnlllissionl' ilnocunnuris reportl ti the special sessioni yes
Ierida, that those pIarticular gentleineli somiethinig like tlihree
to weeks ago returniied t report to the gr\erollr that they had beer
t unable to find any profiteering in Molitana.
Messrs. Eliel. Lease and Fiske. however, reported that iii
stead of the high cost of living they had found there was t
problem in the state that they culled the "cost of high living.'
W\e liinderstajiad. on good aliiuthorit y. that the comliissiolui
iindin.g.s were ithe result of "'ail exioaustive" investigation I
several days in Roundup.
,hat niiore eviderice that tile trade and efficieincy coninis
sionii is inivestigating in the ilteresls of the profiteers rather
than in Ihe inteirests of the coiusumeils do the people need tlhat
__ _ _ _ _ _ _ Friday, August 41 101P 91.
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OF A "FREE PRESS'
Below we print just a. few samples
of the many letters we have received
in recent days from far and near, all
testifying to the deep interest which
the workers and the common people
all over the country are taking in
The Bulletin's fight for existence. Of
necessity, The Bulletin is unable for
lack of space to publish all the let
ters received. The few below, are
merely given as an indication of the
Lehigh. Mont., July 20, 1919.
Butte Daily Bulletin, Butte, Mont.
Fellow Workers: Eliclosed find
check for $110 as a donation to help
Tne Bulletin in the fight against the
A. C. M. and employers' association
of this state. Kindly send me re
ceipt and oblige yours, J. S. AM.
Livingston, Mont., July 26, 1919.
Bulletin Pub. Co., Butte. Mont.
Dear Sir! The blacksmithis and
helpers have pledged about $18 or
$20 to The Bulletin free press fund.
We cannot collect all before the last
of the month. You can figure on
that amount. Wishing The Bulletin
success, respectfully, C. P.
Miles City, July, 23, 1919..
Dear Sir: Find enclosed money or-'
der for $30 to go toward the free
press defense fund. It is far short
of what it ought to be. However,
there are some names signed up who
have not yet paid and we are keep
ing the sheets open, so I will send in
some more after a week or so when I
will send the list of names. In the
meantime you can mention the fact
that you received the donation. Yours
for the cause, ' T. Y.
St. Louis, Mo., July 20, 1919.
Free Press D)efense Fund, 101 Idaho
street, Butte, Mont;
Dear Sir: Please accept our small
contribution as the best we can do
at present for the defense fund. H-lop
ing that the full amount may be col
lected in time we are, yours for
emancipation, MRS. M. (.
MRtS. D. P.
Welter, Mont., July 24, 1919.
Dear Frienils: I am sending you
my check of $5.00 as a contribution
to the Daily Bulletin. I am a farmer
that has met three crop failures in
succession and that is my apology
for not giving more. I would be
sorry to lose the daily visits of The
Our problem right here is to se-i
cure enough feed to winter our stock
if we. should have a hard winter.
Fraternally yours, H. L. IB.
I)eer Lodge, Mont., July 19, 1919.
To The Bulletin Publishing Co., 11)1
South idaho street, Butte, Mont.
Comrades: Please find enclosedl
subscription list for defense fund;
have seen a few boys that are awake,
but will have to go slow as here
there are a nice little bunch of re
actionaries. lioping to see that you
will get a fair deal in the supreme
court, and wishing you success in
your work, 1 retuain yours, J, M.
Jackson. Mont., July 25, 1919.
Inclosed piCase find check for
$42. This is a 'donation froum the
hay diggeri's on the Carroll ranch.
Mr.. Carroll and lis .brdther -came
across with $5 and a two-spot. I
wish it were more.but every.. ittle
helps. Kindly write this up and send
a paper or two for tile boys on tile
Inclosed find list of names, 'but
sonie of tile en do not care to have
their names made-public. Just say a
donation from Carroll Bros. hay
Best wishes for the Bulletin. Kind
ly acknowledge receipt of this and
Yours for .industrial- freedom,
FEIRD J.. KELLY.
Care Carroll's Ranch.
Helena, Mont., July ..24.
To Butte Bulletin.
Dear Sirs: Enclosed find money
order for $15 with which the local
wishes to buy more stock in the
Wishing youi success.
Miles City. Mont., July 10.
Bulletin Pub. Co.. Butte. Mont.
Dear Comrades: ehclosed find -
bank draft for $29.25, for which
please send "Butte Daily Bulletin"
to the following names as per the
time and amount set opposite their
names. 1.. M. E.
Anaconda, Mont., July 24.
The Butte Daily Bulletin, Butte Mont.
Gentlelnen: Enclosed find check
for $50 donated by this local. More
to follow as we have started a col
lection among our members.
Kindly acknowledge receipt.
A. S., Sec'y.
Hamilton, Mont., July 25.
The Bulletin Pub. Co., Butte, Mont.
Gentlemen: Herewith is $5 to help
tide the "Daily Fighter" over. Wish
I could do more but sorry 1 cannot.
The writer has his nose to the
grindstone trying to make a,living
while paying profiteers prices fo1
May the Bullet-in live long! It
Wiould be a shame to have it go iin
der. . Sincerely,
J. W:. J.
Bisbee, Ariz., 7-22-19.
To the Butte Bulletin,
Dear . Editir:--Enclosed please
'find the sum of-fifteen dollars ($15)
which the S. L. P. is sending youito
help in your fight against the cop
C. E. M. Secretary.
Colburn, Ida., July 20, 1919.
The Bulletin- Staff.
Fellow Workers:--1 have just fin
ished reading. The Bulletin of July
17, in which I saw the page ail
nouncement of the rally at the ball
park today (the 28th).
Now fellow workers, if I ever
wanted or wished success for any
movement, I earnestly wish this ral
ly to be a big, howling success for
The Bulletin. But I can't be with
you, much as I would like to, but
will do the next best thing.
I enclose with this Inmy check for
$12.00; $5.00 to be applied to the
defnse fund and $7.00 to extend
my subscription to the Bulletin from
the date printed on the label. If
you don't succeed in raising the noc
essary amount, just call on me again
and I will gladly chip in again.
The Bulletin must live and not
only live, but prosper.
Seattle, Wash., 7-28-19.
The Bulletin Publishing Company:
Dear Sir:--Find enclosed money
order for to help you in your fight
for the continuation of the publica
lion of the only decent paper pub
lished in Montana. Now, as wages
here are small and living high,
I money is not ally too plentiful, so
we have done the best we can this
time. Hoping this small amount
will be received in the same spirit
it is sent.
Yours for democracy.
H. C. H.
P. S.-No more credit is due me
than any; one else on this list---only
i was the banker.
Today We Celebrate
The first great nation to decree the
! abolition of slavery was Great
B 1ritain. the act. for the abolition of
:lavery in the British possessions go
ing into affect 85 years ago today,
Aug. 1, 1834. By tills act 770,200
slaves became - free .men. Twenty
million poounds sterling were appro
priated by parliameontl:o compensate
Is Butte a Town of Tinhorns4?
((Contributtcl by F. L. P.)
There's a few genuine sports in
Butte but it's surprising how many
tihllorn gamblers one will find jug
gling decks of cards from early to
late. wasting time and substsnce in
an effort to satisfy the sporting in
stinct which appears to be a part of
the bone and, sinew of every red.
It's discouraging to say the least
when one sees grown men perverting
this inate desire to take a chance
persons hitherto entlt:ied to the serv
ices of such sjaves. Fouir years later,
on Aug.' 1, 1838, slavely Was abol
ished in the East Indias. In'America
many- states prohibited' slavery sooni
after the Revolution,..,- :.Holland pro
hibited slavery in the "utcdh West In
dies in 166, Brazil prpclalnbed free
dom for slaves in' 1873, arid Spain
freed the slaves in Porto Rico in
1873 and in Cuba in' 1880, Portugal
suppressed 8lavery ini -s colonies in
1876. The first society for the sup
preisioii of the slave -trade was or
ganized in Enigland e:." 17'87. Eng
land abolished the slave trade' in
1807, Austria in 1782, and France in
1794. Before 1808, when the traffic
was wiped out, an arerage of about
100,000 slaves were taken from
Africa every year, the majority go
ing to the West Inl;es and the
Institution of the Order' of St.
Michael, Aug. 1, .1409.
There had been an order of tlhe
star in France, but it had fallen into
oblivion. When Lour-i XI. resolved
that it was necessavr. ;there- should
be an order of knighthood in hlis
kingdom, lie reflpoted *th+t it .was
easier to. cieate a.iiew,. th'an to re
vive the lustre of..an old. As to a
'name for his propose. fraternity,
there was no being reality held in
greater esteem in'thga.'tfe than the
archangel, Michiel. It was belidved
that this celetial' .personage hail
fought Visible fl',tii :F'ieihh a:t Or
leans. The supelUritious kiirlg wor
shippled him .piybhaby mioire vehe
inently thitn he ldid his God. A
cordingly, .he efose fori his new or
der ithe nmiie of St; Micihael: The
knights, 36 il,-nunmlbb, "ill men of
riame and of birth cotuld onlY be dde
graded for three; ci';, ey--heresy,
tleason and eowardin :. .
Cable -heiil rw ."
The first- cable .i, iTine ':tin *the
world was opened: 46 years ago today
and in tie follu*ing d'ecade' this
method of 'carrying street traffic be
came generla iii the :large cities, of
America. lii San Yal4 epco,' Cinein
'nati, Kansas City 'and other Westerh
dities where steep gradips retidered
horse cars impnracticable ::cable. cars
were first used, and greater` spee~1
and efficiency led to i-reir ad6ption
in other cities; The co.t of iiistalla
tion was very highli, however, and
with the coming of tlhe electric rail
way, cable lines were discaitded. The
cable system is now confined prin
cilially to mountain lines, often in
conjunction with electricity. In New
York the most important cable lines
were on BroadWay, I'hird avenue and
125th street. Philadelphia had an
extensive cable system, for many
years before the introduction of elec
tricity. The cost of installing a
cable system was as high as $350,000
a mile. and tile cost of operation was
also higher than that of trolley line.
The New Londonr Ilidge.
The new .London bridge was
opened on Aug. 1, 18;.l. Tais re
placed the celebratei, old bridge,
built more than eighit cnturies be
fore. It. had 18 solid stone piers,
with bulky stone arches, and was
covered from end to enai with build
ings. On the 'Traitors' Gate;" on
the end towards the city, tihe heads
of traitors were shown.. It was re
moved on account o ;its obstructiin
Morsels Frorma :
Sage's Scrap Book I
What Is the .Stork. of t t"i llienii '
That two cats fought In is. sawdlit
so ferociously that 'wX ti:thd battle
was over only the tall of each .i'A
"left. This is an allegov; of the u''!
nicipalities of' Kilkeiiny and !riksh
town. who .contended,.: so'- ' stoutlY
about boundaries anhu rigats, wu .
end of the seventeenth century,. that
they mnutually. :impoyerished each
other--ale' u eahli other, .leaving
only a tail behind.-
which is really therbisic- impulse of
all progress and degrading it to the
point where it is merely another link
in the chain which binds them to
Don't be a tinhorn-wake up! Be
a sport,- put ygour- nobey. on thy
Bulletin. If.you want to gamble, get
busy. You hlave ,nothing to lose but
your chaibn and there iS a world to
;ain. Aren't- the stakes big enough
ta suit you?
Remember--this pai~ticular gamble
is not paying 'for police protection.