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METAL ADES STRIKE
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L -NO 00 1 TIE MNTANA. THUISit AL T i4 1919.E CENT
MANWINERS T-BA1 NCEREAD TO 6
NEWS OF THE STRIKE;
The helion o, the M eall Trades cou'ncil ill alking lhe nlem
Iers of Ithe inetri s organitzatious to stuay on the job ftr lihe
iresenl ''wasL the outl.illndillng i'e;atllre of thle developmen lts inli
lie .~-tike situation c h Ile ye lterdayi.
This aeOtiot waS Inken at, the roegula' imeetintg of the Metal
T''auahes i ioncil held last night, alld was the ou.utettnm, ' a gen-
Plr l lti-"s cusil id, the sittitation ausi'vºle i v thl e re rt hint the
minirs \\crt ttcltntting hi sttikt ini syuiltiitly with the Mlelal
Tr1.~ ades i F fls.
A committee was appointetd to
place the position of the Metal
T'rads before Local No. s01 of the
I. W\. W. at their meeting last night.
At that. meeting a resolution was
adopted by the membership of No.
800 which sets forth their attitude
and which is printed in another
column of the Bulletin.
The Metal Trades council last
night agreed to give executive au
Ihority to the general strike conm
mittee, on which all locals are repre
sented, for the handling of the
strike and placed the following firms
on the unfair list:
The Anaconda Mining comnpany.
The Noith Butte cdmpany.
The East Butte colipany.
The (Clark properties.
The Butte Main Range.
'The Western Iron Works.
The Montana Iron Works.
At their meeting this morning,
the strike committee includeil all
prop]erties that are not paying the
scale asked by the Metal Trades.
So far, the Anselmo is the only
iroperty that is doing this.
Out 100 Per Cent.
Ileports received by the cotncil
last night confirmed earlier com
m unications stating that the me
chanics were out 100 per cent in
G(reat Falls and Anaconda.
Meeting this morning at l10
North Main street, the strike com
mittee received reports of the prog
rtss of the strike and made prepara
tions for a campaign of publicity to
cotver the country.
All labor centers are being noti
tied that a strike of metal trades men
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METAL TRADES REQUEST
1 W W DE . AII AT WiADn.
Maintaining that, although they
are placed in a "difficult and unfair'
position through being compelled to
use tools sharpened by scab labor
they will obey the request of the
Metal Trades council and continut
at work-as mniners, members of Meta
Mine Workers Industrial Union, No
Si00, at a mass mneeting held lasi
night adopted resolutions declarint
their willingness to join in the Meta
Trades strike whenever the call it
issued to them and other unions.
The resolutions were adopted fol
lowing the appearance at the naas:
meeting of a committee from th<
Metal Trades council which asket
the industrial Workers to remain or
the jobs for the time being until
request for their participation in thi
walkout was issued by the Meta
Trades. The resolutions are as fol
Whereas, the membership of thlb
Metal Trades council is on strike it
Butte, Anaconda and Great Falls
Whereas, the Metal Trades counci
has expressed the wish that miner
remain at work for the present, ant
Whereas, the miners of the In
dustrial Workers of the World have
been placed in a very difficult ant
unfair position by this action of th,
Metal Trades council, as they hayi
to use tools sharpened by scab labor
therefore, be it
Resolved, that members of Meta
Mine Workers Industrial Union No
S00, of the J. W. W.. declare the:
are ready to come out on strik,
whenever call is issued by the Meta
Trades council to all craft unions it
Butte, Anaconda and Great Fall
TONS OF FOOD
IS HELD IN
Government Prosecutors to
Ask for Writ to Seize All
surplus Stocks and Put
Them on the Market.
Chicago, Aug. 14. --- Government
prosecutors who are waging war on
the food hoarders and profiteers will
go before federal district judges in
Chicago at an early date and ask for
writs to seize surplus food supplies
il cold storage and offer them for
sale to the public. it was announced
at the office of District Attorney
This tep, it is believed by federal
officials, will have the immediate ef
feet of reducing the prices of many
articles of food.
The plan is to later prosecute the
owners of the surplus stock under
the federal food control law for
The United States bureau of mar.
kets reports that thousands of ton.
of meats, poultry. fish, butter and
eggs are being held in cold storage
warehouses by brokers and specula
PRICES DROP IN CHICAGO.
Chicago. Aug. 14.--Food price,
I(Cont|inuled on PseeA teven
Resolved, that these resolutions
be published in the Butte Daily
Bulletin, No. 800 Bulletin and all
1. W. V . .papers.
(Signed) PETER MESLAK,
The above resolutions were
adopted at a special meeting of Butte
branch of Metal Mine Workers in
dustrial Union No. 800, 1. W. NW..
)onations Show Slight Improvement
You contributed liberally to every "drive" during the late unpleasantness" to get "democracy" over there;
now if you want democracy over here, you must first have a free press. Donate now-it is the cheapest and
best investment the worker can make. Nearly 40,000 of the 50,000 shares of the capital stock of the Bulletin
remain unsold-buy a few shares and YOU WILL HAVE A VOICE in the management of the Bulletin.
Previously Collected . .. . . $4,125.80
W ednesday, in Butte . . . . . . . . 36.00
Wednesday, Outside Butte . 23.50
Total . . $4,185.30
Balance to Be Raised . . $ 814.70
COMPANY EMPLOYERS' ASSOCIATION
TRIES TO BREAK MORALE OF STRIKERS
BY LOOSING PACK OF BILL COLLECTORS
With the despicable tactics for which the organization is noted, the Anaconda Oopper Min
ing company, through its Employers' association, is endeavoring to weaken the morale of the
striking metal tradesmen and break the strike by harassing the wives of the strikers with a
horde of contemptible bill collectors, it became learned last night.
Beginning yesterday morning, the homes of many striking metal tradesmen who have been
purchasing furniture and other articles on the instalment plan were descended upon by col
lectors--the wolves of the mercantile world-who insulted the strikers' wives, lied to them
and threatened to file attachments and take away the partly-paid for articles unless full pay
ment of all balances were made immediately.
i men. o_ all balances were ma.e
LEVEIN CIENTS ISLti
FAIR RETAIL i
Assistant U. S. Attorney ,.
General Going After the "'
Price Gougers in Sugar. P o
Prices Too High. g
(Special United Press Wire.)
Washington, Aug. 14.--Eleven a
cents a pound has been adjudged a ti
"fair" retail price of sugar by the
department of justice. Assistant At-
I orney General Ames announcnd.
"Dealers charging more will be in
vestigated," said Ames. "Ten cents
. pounld is a fair wholesale price and
the additional penny should be
enough profit for the retail dealer."
Ames said that the consumers
who are charged more should writle
to him at the Department of Justice,
Washington, D. ('.. or to the nearest:
I nited States district attorney. The
assistant attorney general has been
placed in charge of the anti-trust
prosecutions and the campaign to
Scatch profiteers and price gougers.
HIe is now going after the sugar
profiteers, as some retail sugar deal-,
ers have been charging as high as
15 cents a pound.
Ames has already obtained a con-1
viction of two' profiteers, one at
Pittsburg, Pa.. and one at Bing
hampton. N. Y., in the latter case
the dealer was fined $500.
All sugar now held in the United
States is controlled by the govern
ment sugar equalization ioard, withs
headquarters in New York. Whole
salers are under license but theirn
selling price is not fixed by tilhe
board. ieveral congressmen areI
planning to demand that thi sugar
equalization board also fix the
ONE REASON WHY
BUTTER IS SO HIGH
(Special United Press Wire.)
Chicago, Aug. 14.---The federal
authorities here today seized 1,280o
tons of butter, valued at $55,000, at
Sthe Central Cold Storage warehouses.
The officials had previously an
- nounced that no seizures would bhe
made until a complete survey of food
conditions in Chicago had been
And it was not only one of
the furniture stores which be
long to the Anaconda Com
pany -Employers' association
which loosed their packs of
wolves on the already harassed
wives of the workers, but
stores dealing in other com
modities, for which the strik
ers happened to owe balances,
Only Death Is Lieft.
With tears streallling frolnl her
e.es, as she told of the halrdships
underl which she, herl hlusbi!nd andel
their three snmall cLhhildren a lat l
bored for the last six ilionths ill theirT
lll.succllessful effIorts to inlalk (the'
pitiiably small weekly wage of her
husbadll stretch far (enouIgh to ('OV'I
thie cost o(f ba're ecessities, on1e
omanlllaI, swhose nalme is withheld fori
obvious reasons, visited the officem of
the IBulletlin late yesterday 'and de
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Thousands Flock to Curb
Market and Get Bargains;
Meat and Vegetables on
Thle nw city market on Mercury
street will be doing a big liusinese
by Saturday morning. Meats of all
kinds, fresh beef and fresh smoked
pork, fish and fowl will all be of
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NOTICE TO MINERS
The Metal Trades council,
iwhose Imel)bers Ire on strike,
have notified the Metal Mine
Workers of America that we can
Ibest help them who are oni strike
by remnaining on the job. There
fore, all miners are to return to
the job, according to the wishes
of tile metil tradesilln.
Special smdeeling ;r;Gaay nIlght of
Metal Mine Workers. liring your
ExIec lntiVe 1'o mmnit.tee M|. M. W. A.
Farmers Offered Six Cents
Per Pound for Beef Cattle
and $10 Per Head for
Declaring that farmers in the
drouth-stricken districts are being
imposed on by cattle buyers vwho use!
the bogey of lack of hay as a means
of scaring the unfortun'te dry
landers into disposing of their cattleta
at exceptionally low' prices, F. L.
Snowhall of Norris. who arrived in
eu tlu' today, declares that only thor
ough organization among the farm-,
ers will prevent them from being ex
posed to the merciless operations of
'profiteering packing house buyers,
F"'armers throughout the drouth
stricken sections of Montana are be
ing offered 6 cents per pound fort
their stock," said Mr. Snowball.
"In some cases where the farmer
is suspected of having to sell, he is
"offered a' low as $35 for cows
which are in the best of shape, and
$10 a head is the price offt-red for
yearling calves by buyers who arel
using the lack of hay as an argu-i
ment to gouge the little fellows on
the dry-land farms.
"Many of these farmers save but
a few head of stock," he said, "and
the loss of their grain crops and lack
of hay exposes them to the merciless
operations of men who gloat over
the advantage it gives them, to ex
ploit the farmer who, in most cases,
"The lack of organization and the
necessity of action along the. lines
laid down by the Nonpartisan league
is becoming so clear, there is likely
to b)e a rapid growth in the inember
ship of that organization as the re
sult of present conditions.
MINERS WILL STRIKE
TO ENFORCE DEMANDOS
(Stpecial United Press Wire.)
Wallace. Ida., Aug. 14.----One
thousand miners in the Burke and
Mullan districts will strike tomorrow
unless the operators grtant demands
for an t-hour day.
The generol strike comlnillee of the Metal Trades council
lhas authorlized the f'ollwing stntemernt for the information of
he publi :
lii 1 17 the Metal T'rades counceil entered into an agreement
Sith the ,ioper itiug compc.uinies f'o a period of 2 years and 30
days, expiring .lune 3d. 1.!).
In c:oniornily with the provisions of the co(itraet. the min
ing companlies were notified thlat thle State Metal Trades de
i sired certain changes in the ',nlll'at at its expiration. It has
Says World's Shortage of
Conmmon Necessities Is
First Matter to Be Dealt
(Special lUnited Press Wire.)
New York, Aug. 14. --- James A.
itillnian, president of the National
'ity bank, one of the world's great
est financial institutions, analyzed
Lhe present economic crisis in an in
LerView with the United Press. em
ilasizing the following points:
This stop. it is believed by federal
necessities of life; which is the first
sitnation to be dealth with. and the
high cost of living, a result of the
wvat's destruction, which makes the
world short of the necessaries.
Wage earners will emerge fronm
the present economic situation the
gainers; labor may lose now, owing
to the high prices, but will gain when
prices drop, because wages will not
recede in the same ratio.
The present railroad situation
ibould not he considered a dispute
between the employers and labor,
h.t one of .a national policy. The
railroad men have been misled by
nisinformation, distorted statements
and half truths.
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CARSTEN PACKING CO.
PLACED ON UNFAIR LIST
The plant of the Cartens Packing
company at Spokane. which serves
many of the towns in Montana with
meat, it is said, has been placed on
the unfair list by Spokane meat cut
ters and butcher's workmen, accord
ing to a telegram received from the
Spokane local this morning at 11
o'clock by Secretary John Green ot
the Central Labor council. The tele
Central Labor Council,
Local No. 494 and the Central
Labor council here have placed the
Carstens Packing company on the
e c: i n ra t at its expiration. It has
been the custom of the mine oper
ators in this vicinity and is still the
custom to follow the lead of the Ana
conda Mining company and pay the
wage scale paid by that company and
live up to the working' conditions ac
cepted by the representatives of the
Anaconda Mining company.
Consequently. a conference be
tween the officials of the A. C. M.
and the executive board of the State
Metal Trades council was held, at
of which meeting the following pro
o posed agreement was presented to
Ilonai :Fide Copy of Agreement Boe
ea tween ' 'aeconda Copper MliBdsg
C onompat.: and' Montana: StateB 3(tat1.
This agreement, made and entered
into this first day of July, 1919, by
and between the Anaconda Copper
i Mining company, together with any
s A. subordinate companies, contractors,
oual sub-contractors or third parties, di
reat- rectly or indirectly carrying on or
yzed conducting any of the mning, mill
i in- ing or reduction operations. 'under
emn- its control, at or in the vicinity of
Butte, Anaconda and Great Falls,
leral party of tie first part, and the Mon
first tana State Metal Trades council, af
the filiated with the A. F. of L., through
the its affiliated, local unions, to be
the known as the party of the second
from Witnesseth: That for and in con
the sideration of the harmonious rela>
wing tions and settled conditions of the
shen employment with financial and per
not sonal relations mutually beneficial,
and covenants and agreements here
Ition itafter contained, the parties hereto
pulte do hereby enter into, establish and
thbo, agree to the following wage sched
The ules and conditions of employment.
I by Commencing the first day of July,
tents 1919, and continuing thereafter, un
less terminated by 30 days' notice in
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UIn UIunll I1 I
king unfair list. Men are all out at shops
rves and plant. Please give moral sup
with port in all power possible.
Local No. 494, Meat Cutters'
,ord- and Butchers' Workmen,
the MARTIN GRAF, Secretary.
t 11 Incidentally the publication in the
n ot Bulletin of the above telegram shows
tele- the value of publicity medium for
the workers of the Bulletin. It was
pointed out this morning by one of
the union officials that through pub
ntral lication of the telegram in this is
the sue, the facts contained therein. will
the be given publicity over the state to
night and tomorrow morning, While
if the various butchers' locals, waited
to receive the information through
regular union channels in many in
stances it would be a week or even
longer before they would hear of
the action taken by the Spokane
meat cutters and butchers.
MEN WALK OFF JOB
WHEN ASKED TO SCAB
At noon today about a dozen mill
men employed at the mill of the
Butte-Superior Co. (Black Rock),
quit work when asked to scab by
doing the work of metal tradesmen.
Several instances of like nature
have been reported, and there is ap
parently an intention on the part of
other workers to do nothing that
will hamper the metal trades in se
curing their d,emands.
The posting of gunmen at tho en
trances to the plants is causing a
great deal of dissatisfaction amnong
employes not directly affected by:the
strike and a considerable numbbt of
men are staying off the hiiUrather
than work under the protection of
the company "gunners." _,