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SMELTERMEN PLDGE THEIR SPPORT--ANOTHER CONY SEN
SMELTERMEN PLEDGE THEIR SUPPORT--ANOTHER COMPANY SIGNS UP
CITY MARKET BECOMING
FACTOR IN FOOD CRISIS
Nortl' h, sotth. estl and wesL . all ever an all iroundI. federal,
siale, imu1rivipla[ ail tnnuti y nuthorilie aree ac(tive in a ing
a'ter f Jl,,1 ir l'ileers and fond hoard..i . everiy hee hilbut in
Iliille. where', as in frnier tl e sio s on qruelst ions of deep
uiblic· t."lo er'n. the connty alttlrne emulating the pose of the
Stalutie of l.iberty. assuming an Ajax -del' yirt g-the-lightningt ex
irssioit. after reading a tirade ag iinst ]ovnal me h'('l ts int
o.'.uumuny sheelt. .bomblusteally svcure allegiance to his lng-s~uf
'riiu ' (cttnstitllents. anl vengeanutce dire and terr ible on the
heads or the rnrofiteers. Sn hlt mel God." etc.. said ihe lion.
Joseph 11. But the usual thing
happened, or failed to happen as
usual, so far as the county attorne3
is ionllerned. Ptrosecutions tlthave
been started. stored foodstuffs have
been seized, in all sections of the
country, but not in Butte. For, be
it remembered, Silver Bow's county
attorney, iunlils otfficials in other
parts, does not hate his agents go
afler "first-hand'" tfnormia lion, but
must have it brought to him.
No profiteers have been arrested,
no stored foodstuffs have been
seized in Butte. True, as the result
of agitation, olte step,' have been
tatien ill Butte to cope with the
profitreing evil. The postmlaster
will take orders for army foodstufls.
lo be detlivered by parcel post; the
mayor has improvised a public mar
ket, which, little by tittle, is be
coming more effective, despite the
aelivities of tile conltnlsiion eln and
tio inactivity of the county attor
Possibly there are no plofiteers
in Butte, possibly the commiission
men are all angels in lButte; it may
Ibe that utte is the only city in the
country where prices are just
naturlally high: but more probably,
judging by past ptrl'orioman'ces, prof
iteers and baby-robbers in Butte en
joy the same immunity froml active
]lro,'tultitOll as do gunmlell who niur
At any rate, there is hope that,
while the "first-hand" evidence is
disappearing. the public market may
mitigate siomuewhat the starvation
conditions imposed by the profiteer
Some satisfaction may also be had
by those with empty purses and
empiy stomachs in the knowledge
that the 'steenth commission probe
is now going on, while the county
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Causes Death of Boy
As the result of poisoning from
drinking "moonshine" whisky, it is
stated, Ambrose Noono, 22, son of
Michael Noone, a well-known Butte
miner, died sometime yesterday in
the room of a chum at 14 East Park
street. Noone is said to have se
cured the poisonous concoction
which caused his death at a dance
at Elk Park on Saturday night.
Noone and some companions first
attended a dance at Lake Avoca
Saturday night and later drove to a
dance at Elk Park. There most of
the boys drank soft drinks, it was
stated. but Noone and a companion
named Connors, secured some
"moonshine" which they drank at
the park and on the way home.
Becomes Violently II,
On the return trip Connors be
cmnie violently ill and vomited, thus
relieving his stomach of the poison
ous concoction. To that fact, ac
coraing to the doctors, he owes his
life. Noone, however, became part
ly unconscious and was taken to
Connors' room where both retired.,
Upon arising yesterday afternoon
Connors found his chum was dead.
An autopsy performed yesterday
afternoon by Drs. P. H. McCarthy
and Kane with the result that evi
dences of acute alcoholic poisoning
As the result of Noone's death Dr.
McCarthy issued a statement in
which he declared that an average
of one person a day was driven crazy
Thrown Through Wind
shield When Automobile
in Which He Was Riding
Runs Into Ditch.
With his head and face badly cut
by broken glass, J. F. Buckley, busi
ness agent of the ultte Blacksmiths'
union, was taken to the hosIital. in
Anaconda late Saturday evening. Mr.
Buckley received his injuries when
the machine in which le was riding
ran into a ditch about seven miles
from Anaconda, and he was thrown
through the windshield. His in
juries are painful but not dangerous
and it is expected that he will be
able to leave the hospital in a week
or 10 days.
CALL. TRiIIEI:-DAY STRIKIE.
(Special United Press Wire.)
Liverpool. Aug. 18.--Labor lead
ors here have decided to call a three
lday strike beginning this week, to
force the reinstatement*of the police
men who struck recently.
through imbibing "moonshine"
whisky, and asserted that several
deaths recently have been attributed
to the same cause. He declared that
Noone's somach showed quantities of
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Previously Collected . . . . . . $4,295.80
Saturday and Sunday, in Butte . . . . 16.00
Saturday and Sunday, Outside Butte . . , . . 10.00
Total . . . . $4,321.80
Balance to Be Raised . . $ 678.20
MASS MEETING AT ANACONDA
SATURDAY NIGHT WELL ATTENDED
The beginning of the second week
of the strike of the metal trades
finds the situation unchanged in
Butte. Anaconda and (reat I-ati..
the three cities affecrted. No con
ferences have been held the last
week between rthe companlies and
the strikers and none of the men
have returned to work.
Saturday evening a mass meeting
of ille metal crafts was held in thel
A, 0. H. ihall in Anaconda, about, 30e
union mlen being present 'Tihe meet
ing was called to order by Chairman
Reardon of the Anaconda Metal
Trades, and talks wnre tiade by tin
coin Fielding, international r°ptre
sentative of the Blacksmiths' union;
J. F. Buckley, business agent of the
Butte blacksmiths; Turner of the
Butte machinists, and W. F. Dunn
dof the State Metal Trades council.
-"A delega'ticin frolt the Smeltler
men's union of Anaconda, iheaded by
Cary of that organization, appeared!
before the meeting and stated tlhat
the smneltermen were according the
100 000-1OSS IN
Report That Fire Was
Started by Fanatics Is
Scouted by Officials. The
Firemen Do Good Work.
Fire, which may have been caused
by defective wiring in the early
hours of this morning, virtually de
stroyed the cold storage plant and
warehouse of the Ryan Fruit conm
pany in the 700 block on South Ari
zona street and caused a loss esti
mated by Manager Walter Kneivel
at more than $100,000.
Prompt and efficient work by the
fire department laddies under the di
rection of Fire Chief Fred Martin,
succeeded in keeping the fire con
fined to the Ryan company's build
ing. The plant and warehouse of
the Henningsen Produce company
nearby was seriously threatened by
the flames as was an amonia tank of
the Armour Packing company just
west of the burning structure.
The theory advanced in a morning
"yellow journal" that the fire might
have been of incendiary origin, set
by "some fanatic incensed by recent
agitation against companies which
store food," was scouted by authori
ties, who pointed out that blaze
emanated from the interior of the
building and was probably caused by
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.metal trades full suppicrt.
The committee assurd the metal
tradesmen that none of the work
formerly done by the strikers would
be handled by the smeltermcn and
that any mlenmber of lh. union found
doing metal tlrads work would be i
summarily expelled from the organ
The snmieltermneu lha.e also refutled
to work on any repair jobs with the
School of Mines students employed
by the company to take the place of
It is stated by men familiar with
the situation that a largte, majority
of the smeltermen are in favlori of'
quitting work altogether ill sulpport
and that only the request of Metal
iTrades council to stay on the job.
for the present is keeping thetL at
Ti' strike committee reported
thii-s morning that the managemnte t
of the Butte-Duluth had nacceded to
the demands of the Metal T'lrades
and was employing union nmechanics.
Housenwives of Butte will hold
a mass lmeetilfing tolmorrollw night,
begiinning at 8 o'clock, in the city
cotucil chamber, city hall, for the
piull'lse of dllscussilig ways and
lsi?;tns .to fortce the profiteering
mercihants of the city to lower
fotld pr'ices. The meeting las
been called by Mrs. C. Seim, as
the result of an informlal meeting
of disappllointt.ed houseswives who
visited the city curb market. Sat
utirdaly mornintg andi found nothing
on sale there. Aldermantl .Itout
Ftreluenstein stated thit after
nloon that perndssion thad been
secureld ilto use tll t ctli coun
cil cthalber tolnorlro'v night. :A
latrge attlendancell is expected.
Wm. Lutey Is Haled Into
Court for Selling Mutton
Unfit for Human Con
On a charge of having sold meat
that was 'putrid and unwholesome"
and unfit for human consumption,
William 1utey. prroprietor of Lutey's
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This is the second small property
to settle. the Anselmo having been
placed on the fair list last week.
At the Mountain Con, it is stated,
all of the shift bosses quit. when
asked to sharpen steel. The mie
chanical equipment at the smelters
and at many of the mining properties
is already beginning to show the
lack of proper care anld there are
rumors that some of tIhe conipanies
will try to arrange a settlement thlis
week. There is no talk of settle
ment among the strikers on any
other basis than their full demands
now that they are of'f the job and
but few predictions are heard as to
the length of titme the strike will
last. .Few of the strikers have left
the city. the intention seeming to be
to stay and see the diffitluity
A well attended meeting of the
striking crafts was hecld at 101 S.
Idaho street late this afternoon at
Swhich the general strike committee
rendered its report.
Committees Report Working
Unionists Protecting Men
Who Refuse to "Scab" on
(Special to 'lfhe utlcletin.)
Anaconda, Aug. 18.---At the regu
lar meeting of the Metal Trades
council held at the A. (). H. hall
Saturday evening, the strike situ
ation was reported as being very
satisfactory by the general strike
conmmnittee. About :110 of the af
filiated crafts were in attendance
Iand showed their loyalty to the
mtovment by repeatedly applauding
tie various reports of the different
A delegation from the Butte coun
cil was in attendance and their re
ports of the condition of their..vart
ous organizations were listened to
biy an attentive audience.
Lincoln Fielding, inl rnational
representative of the blackltnmiths,
addressed the meeting at length and
told the members of the battle be
ing waged along the Pacific coast
and the many benefits secured to the
Imetal crafts organizations.
W. F. Dunn of Butte was the prin
cipal speaker of the evening and the'
able manner in which he handled
the situation was the one topic of
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STORAGE HOUSES BULGE
WHILE FOOD PRICESSOAR
(Special nitiled P'ress Wire.)
\VashiighH~. .Aug. .. .- (r )tfia~I1, ni' the tleirlrtruent of juts
Iic tii platiniiig all iiav'esiiu't iiil of the storage hous~es in
tuute. uuieuireifs front '20 ti '290l tier tenlt: shirue last year.
P'riices have soirui'edI iii fe11i tti'y ltlad till dItir Py proiidu uts dturing; the
Exat \ ual on hitdiugs of allfbig storage hoiuses in flue eouun
I-is ullm uii\ iiilossessiiui t' [the huireaui of markets, which1 hns
tjust fuitishedli. i t aret'til survey-. "Stepsi are unow l being taken to
ii ii lniii tihe situ at.itou ." saul sadAssistau t A Ittoruiev Generiu Allies.
Mexican Bandits Capture
Two Army Aviators. De
mand $15,000.00 Under
Threat of Killing Men.
Marfa. Tex., Aug. 18.----l.etters
have been received at military head
quarters here, which are purported
to be from Paul H. Davis and Harold
G. Petcrson, the two American army
aviators who have been missing fot
more than a week. The letters state
that the men are being held for
$15,000 ransom by Mexican bandits
and unless the money is forthcoming
by Aug. 18, the nmon would be killed.
A report, which is unconfirmed,
says the men are being held by Chico
Cano, a famous bandit, and his gang.
near the American border.
An official statement has been is
sued at the military h-adqluarters in
El Paso, signed by Brig.-Gen. James
B. Erwin, district commander, an
nouncing that Maj. J. L. Walter,
commander of the aero unit at Fort
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Army Surplus Food
Can Now Be Ordered
(Special United Press Wire.)
Washington. Aug. 18.-The sale
of $1.000.000 worth of army food
began at more than 50,000 poslto'
fices throughout the country today.
The big marketing job which is be
ing conducted by parcel post will
who is in charge of the campaign to
prosecute food profiteers during the
absence of Attorney General Palmer.
"I am glad to note that the in
formation which the bureau has
gathered confirms the belief of this
department that one of the chief fac
tors which is cai~ing' the high cost
of living, is the hoarding of great
stocks of food." Ames said.
WI'LL SEIZE HOARDS.
New York. Aug. 8.--Search for
hoarded food continues here and
federal authorities are planning to
seize enorlmous quantities as soon as
the investigators complete the evi
dence. Under orders of Mayor Ily
lan, fire commissioner Drennan has
assigned 375 men from his depart
ment to inspect the warehouses.
The board of health has joined in
the fight on high prices. Commis
sioner Copeland threatens to revoke
the-health licenses of all firms who
are found hoarding or profiteering.
Arthur Williams, federal food com
inissioner for New York, has issued
a warning to consumers, asking them
to avoiu hoarding on a small 'icale,
for fear that prices will soar still
AND BEANS WERE SCARCE.
Kansas t.ity, Mo., Aug. 18.--A
permit has been issued to seize 75,
000 pounds of beans stored in a
warehouse here, as the first move by
the government authorities in their
campaign against food hoarders and
profiteers. District Attorney Wilson
said this is a vicious case of hoard
ing because the beans were held dur
ing the active part of the war when
the need for all foodstuffs was
JTUST (GETTING STARTED).
Chicago, Aug. 18.--District Attor
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end Aug. 20, by which time the of
ficials hope to dispose of all the food.
If the sales prove successful, as
officials believe they will, other
army supplies, including blankets
and clothing, will be disposed of in
the same way. Department. of jus
tice officials who expect to seize
$1000,0,000 worth of hoarded foods
this week, are watching the sale with
Attorney General Palmer is con
sidering disposing of the seized food
through the parcel post, once it is
condemned through court action.
The sale of surplus food along
with the seizures which are planned
by the department of justice is ex
pected to be the two heaviest blows
yet aimed at the high cost of living.
Many absent members of congress
are returning to Washington, as the
leaders have been ordered to con
sider price legislation. Action of
the lower house has been held up by
lack of a quorum.
Citizens of Butte who desire to
purchase quantities of the United.
States army's food stores nI1y do'so
now by putting in their orders with`
Postmaster Phil Goodwin or by plac
ing their orders with the mail car
riers in their districts. Apll.~nce
ment that he had received aut (istai -
tion to accept, such 'oders, was mane'
by the postmaster liqt night.
For some uunexplajne4d rea0 .; td
cording to the epostt aster, all orders
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