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101 S. IDAHO BUTTE, MONT.
. . . .. I ,- 1 _ -l- . . ' .-B aw nothing wrong w'ith the practice, . .
Shipping Board Graft
Disclosed in Seattle
Presents of Jewelry and Silver Sets to Wives of Offi
cials as "Delicate Compliments," and of Automo
biles to Officers Mentioned in Connection With the
Sales of U. S. Timber to Private Coruorations.
Seattle, Sept. 10. - Three tele
grams to Washington, advising that
district office of United States ship
ping board be immediately turued
over to the department of juitice.
were sent last Friday night by the
congressional investigating commit
tee, District. Attorney Robert C. Sautn
ders and District Shipping Itl.tard
Manager Robert H. G. Frick, accord
ing to the statement of a local fetd
oral official who refused to consent
;o the use of his name.
These telegrams were the result
of a conference of the investigating
committee, and the two officials
named, in executive session.
District Attorney Saunders de
clined to make any statement as to
any action taken in executive session
with the committee. District Mlan
ager Frick also refused to make any
statement, giving the same reason.
In Executive Session.
Friday afternoon the committee
was in' executive session, once with
Robert C. Saunders. United States
district attorney, and later with Jo
seph H. Newberger, an official of
the Seattle National bank. Members
of the committee stated that the rea
son for these executive sessions was
not to conceal anything from the
public, but on account of the im
minence of criminal proceedings.
The advantage of inside connec
tions with the shipping board was in
dicated by the testimony of MI. IR.
Ward, manager of the Grays Harbor
i\lotorship company, who told how
Capt. W. A. McGee, formerly super
visor of wood construction, had sold
t em 5,000,000 feet of No. 1 common
lunber for use in other than govern
. Lumber Deal Exlped.
The records of the district auditor
(f the shipping board showed, accord
ing to the testimony of District
Comptroller G. P. Dean, that McGee
paid the fleet corporation $17.50 for
I his lumber. Ward testified that h,,
did not know what McGee had paid
for the lumber, but was certain that
they paid himn an advanllce on that
price. Ward said that he had tried
to buy lurml te ftroll the fleet corlpo a
tion, but that he was unable to make
any headway. He said that he made
all the ordinary purchases of supplies
for his comnlpany, bult that he had
nothing to do with delicate and diplo
mtatic transactions of this nature.
Other Suppllies Soll.
Ward testified tlafi t this lutt
ber probably cost tlhe shipping
board $35 or $40 a tholusanlld.
Slie said that this was not tlhel
only plurchasce his 'omlpany had
iatlde fron ('Captain M(cGee.
WCiniches, widlalsses, ship knees
and trulnnels, as well as the lumn
ber, had been purchased in this
way for the five-mtlasted binrlkeIn
til es which the Grays Ilalllor
Motorslhtip corporation is build
ing for itsclf.
Ward said that his company had
paid the assessment levied by C. 1I.
Hlamilton, president of the North
west Shipbuilding association, for
the automobiles presented to Capt.
John F. Blain and Capt. W. A. Mc
Selection of sponsors for ships at
the launchings, according to the
testimony of Comptroller Dean, af
forded an opportunity to pay "deli
cate compliments" to the wives of
shipping hoard officials who had
favors to grant. The list of sponsors
selected at the various yards showed
that the wife of Captain Blain and
the wives otf the inspectors were espe
cial favorites. At the request of the
committee. Comptroller Dean showed
an order allowing $1,500 of the gov
ernment's money to be spent in
showing hospitality and paying deli
cate compliments when ships were
launched. Dean said that it was cus
tomary for the contractors to make
the sponsor a little present on these
occasions. such as a diamond lavalier,
or a $1,000 silver set. He said he
saw nothing wrong with the practice,
and insisted that it was nothing more
than a delicate compliment.
About That Rieceivership.
Thomas P. Revelle, who is an at
torney for creditors of MeaItchami &
Babcock, admitted that he had pro
tested against the appointment of
Captain Blain as receiver of that
concern, even after his own e!ieonte
had urged him to support Blain.
These creditors told himit that Blain
had gone before the creditors' tlteot
ing, and told lhem that if either he
or \V. C. Dawson was made permla
nont receiver, the government wou(ld
pay their claims, but that if any one
else was appointed, it was doubtful
whether they would ever be paid.
Dean returned to the stand tc
testify that the Skinner & Eddy cor
poratlion had received $2,004,1001 in
bonus, the Grays Harbor lMotorshiip
corpolation $122,900, and the Sea
horn company $20,000. These. he
said, were all the bonuses which had
been paid in this district.
((Continued from Page One.)
obliges them to furnish within a
month, a list of the persons reslponl
sible etor\ the war. that the allies may
place theml on trial.
After signling the sulpreme coun
cil of the conference announced that
tihe Ituntanians and the iJugo-Sll\v:
would be given three days in whicl
to signi the treaty.
There was no attempt at an elab
orate ceretmony or a historical set
ting. such as prevailed at Versailles
Only a limited attendance was per
mitted and at the conclusion of the
ceremony, while the Austrian dele
gates -\ere returning to their hotel,
the battery fired 101 shots, an
noun cing the conclusion of peace.
DEMAND FOR SPEEDY
(Continued From Page One.)
amlendments andl league reservationsll
which the commiitee adopted.
The rleport points out that Ilhier
nations besides this have not ratified
the treaty. In meeting the argu
ment that trade relations with GtCr
many awaits ratification iof the
treaty, the report cites export fig
ures, showing this trade has beei
going on since the armistice. The
claim that the adoption of the
amendments woulld involve th, re
summloning of the peace conference,
tihe report says is "groundless."
(Continued From Page One.)
raise from $7 to $9 for eight hours.
"The painters asked for a raise
from $6.50 to $8 for eight hours.
"Members of the Employers' as
sociation'control only 15 per ceht of
the building work now going on, the
members of the Carpenters' union
and their sympathizers have 85 per
cent and in their work the painters
have about the same proportion.
"The carpenters had their de
mands for $9 won and the public was
willingly paying the same. As an
instance of the favorable manner in
which the public met tlhe carpenters'
demands, it may be stated that on
three jobs being dlne by members of
the Employers' association who re
Lused to pay the new scale. on which
Jobs the work was heiig done on a
percentage basis, the owner of the
auildings took the work away from
,he contractors anid gave it to inem-i
bers of the Carpenters' union at the
1ew scale. Sonte painters' work was
handled in the same way.
"This action practically estab
lished the new seal(., so the owners
of the lumber yards and hardware
stores, acting under instructions
from theEmployers' association of
which they are ilembers, quit selling
supplies, the yards closing up entire
ly and the hardware stores refusing
to sell any building material or paint
except in very small quantities, a
quart.of paint, a quart of oil, or only
a few pounds of nails to any one
"It was claimed last Saturday that
a farmer drove in 14 miles to get 100
pounds of white lead and six gallons
of oil, but was told that a quart of
mixed paint and a quart of oil was
all that he could buy. This, of
course, stopped him from painting
his own house. This undoubtedly
will make good business for Mont
"On all day and percentage work
the public has been paying the con
tractors $1.25 per hour for each of
the men employed on the job, while
he was paying his mein $7 per day.
if the new scale is paid to the car
penters direct it will cost the persons
for whom the work is done a little
less thant they were paying by hiring
Mr. Lockwood reported that the
regular secretary, Mr. Van Segel,
was absent fromn Billings in attend
a.nce at the national convention of
the barbers' international and will lie
away front Billings about one mouth.
(Continued from Page One.)
These 25,000 young Amierican
crusaders, whose brothers gave theib
lives for world liberty, trampled
through long lines of massed hu
inanity to the accotllpalnilent of re
It is estimated that the parade
which started this morning at 1(
o'clock, will take six hours in taass
ing the reviewing stand.
Pershing gazed fixedly ahead at
he rode, seemingly unconscious o
the personal tributes which were
showered upon him. Behind th(
general rode two non-comns. one bear
ing a flag, the other bearing Persh
ing's four-starred pennant.
More than 1,000 men of the fa
mOusI First who were wounded, rodo
in automobiles, showered with flow
ers. cigarettes and candies. At the
end of each hour the division haltet
for 10 minutes.
When Pershing reached Forty-sec
ond street, hundreds of wounde(
soldiers there on benches and ii
wheel chairs struggled to their fee
aool saluted the general. Maimed ant
crippled as they were, they were stil
n mbued with that spirit that con
quered the flower of the Germat
army. Many legless ones were amonl
those who were lifted from thei
seats by marines in order to giv
their salute. It was a spectacle tha
t- brought tears to the eyes of thou
CULTURE IS CANNED
(Continued From Page One.)
poelicemeine who had arrested
tooters. In ilany cases crowds
released the prisoners.
The loss front looting and
property damage amounted to
ailr a million, it is estimated.
Jewelry stores, shoe shops, cloth
ing stolres and othes were brok
en into during the night and
In manly cases the looting was
dotine I 'hoys, but in somle cases
organized mobs smashed their
way into the stpres. In shoe em
tablishments the novel spectacle
was presented of thieves sitting
in chairis while other thieves
fitlted then with shoes.
Several groups of vandals
lroatlled the streets and broke
into store windows and scattered
their contents about the streets.
Following the offer of their
services by President Lowell,
several hundred Harvard stu
dents volunteered their services
as volunteetr policemen. A ISo,
hundred citizens who also vol
unteered were assigned to patrol
MEXICANS HOLD STEIAMER
LOADED WITH ARMS
i ,pecial Uonited Prets Wire.)
Larcdo. Tex., Sept. 10.--The
steamer Moro Castle is held by Mexi
can officials at Tampico, charged
wit h being loaded with contrl)aand
:ar1as and anltuTnition for the Me'xi
can rebels. according to a dispatch.
The vessel is under military guard.
, _ _
BAIL IS WANTED
WITHOUT FAFOR THE
MEN WHO ARE IN
tundreds of workers are literally rotting in the jails of this country
beca use of their activity in the cause of Labor. Many of these victims
of the worldh-wide class war are awating trial-and have been waiting
for many weary months for the speedy trial guaranteed them by the
U;ited States Collstitution. Others werne tried and sentenced to terms
ranging fronm one to twenty years during the period of, war hysteria,
and appeals in their cases are now being taken from King Capital drunk
to King Capital sober.
Some of the prisoners have escaped by death, others are dying, many
have contracted tuberculosis and other loathsome diseases, and all are
suffering untold agony from close confinement in the fetid atmosphere,
from in saitlary and unhealthy surroundings, from poor and insufficient
food, and from inhuman treatment accorded them by brutalized guards.
e Past attempts to secure bail for all of these workers in jail have not
t been attlended with great success because of the lack of system. In
dividuals sought to secure bail for their personal friends, and failing to
get the niecessary amount they returned what had been collected, thus
ismaking their entire efforts fruitless. This was the condition facing the
idelegates from all the western district organizations of the Industrial
Workers of the World when they met in cooiference on July 3 and 4 in
Y Seattle. The delegates solved the problem by an unfailing means
A Bail and Bond Committee was elected to systematize the work of
collecting bail and a nation-wide drive has been started to secure the
loan of cash, Liberty Bonds and property sufficient to gain the release
of all class war prisoners. With practically no advertising Six Thou
sand Dollars were raised in the first five days. More than Two Huin
dired Thousand Dollars are needed to release those now being held for
e their Laboor activity.
s Suins of Five Dollars and up are accepted as loans, and all cash, Lib
erty Bonds or properly is tabulated in triplicate, one copy going to the
e petrson making the loan, anofher being retained by the Bail and Bond
Con(uittee, ald the Ihird being filed with the Trades Union Savings
f a.nd Loan Association of Seattle, with whom all funds, bonds and prop
e erty schedules will be banked.
Only those who have been proved loya! and trustworthy are being
sent out as collectors. Everything possible has been done to safeguard
this bail and bond fund, from the selection of the committee to the
choic( of the bank. A portion of the fund is being set aside to return
loans on demand in case persons who have made them are forced to
leave the cotuntry or have other reasons for making a withdrawal.
SBail will be used to release specified persons where that is desired,
but olherwise the release will take place by a blind drawing of names,
d thus insuring fairness to all prisoners. By common consent the men
in \Vichita, Kansas, jail will first be released, as they have been held
the longest anld jail conditions are worse there than anywhere else ir
the entire country. This bail has nearly all been subscribed, and the
a men will be made accredited collectors when released, and their speedy
release will help to set others at liberty.
No necessity exists for argument. Your duty is clear. If your ears
are nrot deal' to a call froi. your class, if you feel that an injury to one
is an iiljury to a 1.! if there burns within you the faintest spark of human
ity. vyno will see that the men do noat remain behind the bars an un
- necessary minutle because you with held your support.
THEY ARE WILLING TO GIVE THEIR LIVES FOR YOU!
ARE YOU WILLING TO LOAN YOUR DOLLARS TO THEM?
ie Send all cash, checks and bonds to John L. Engdahl, Secretary of Bail
and Bond Committee, Box W, Ballard Station, Seattle.
Property schedules should be filed with Attorney Ralph S. Pierce,
Room 607 Central Building, Seattle.
Butte Office, 318 N. Wyoming St., A. S. Embree, Bond and Ball
(Continued from Page One.)
revolvers and those on night service
would be given clubs. For several
days former Superintendent Pierce,
assisted by police captains. has been
instructing the volunteers.
Banks and large business houses
hale organized guards from among
their nmployes. These guards have
been made special policemen and
armed. Federal authorities are
guarding all government property.
while Governor Coolidge ordered
100 metropolitan park policemen to
report for duty in the city.
There are 1,544 patrolmen, in
('lding special officers, in the police
department. The announcement .tf
the union strike vote showed that
1,136 men had participated in the
balloting, and union leaders claimed
a still larger membership. The 96
captains, inspectors, lieutenants and
sergeants are not affected by the
Cause of Strike.
The immediate cause of the
strike is the refusal of Commissioner
Curtis to sanction the policemen's
union because of its affiliation with
the American Federation of Labor.
Before its formation he had issued !
an order that the patrolmen should
not become affiliated with any out
side organization. Charges of hav
ing violated this order were brought
against 19 officers and members or
The commissioner announced yes
terday that these men had been
found guilty and woui l be suspended
until such time as he should impose
sentence uion them. The union
voted last night, 1,134 to 2. to call
the strike tonight.
Violence, chiefly in the form of
window smashing, occurred in scat
Maurice Eagan, Prop.
tered sections of this city within a
iew hours after the union members
of the police force went on strike
tonight. The worst disturbance was
in the South Boston district, but in
spection of the stores indicated that
only a few articles had been stolen
from the show windows.
A few windows were broken in
the Dudley street police station in
the Roxbury district and in stores
in the west and south ends and in
the retail district.
Policemen, apparently without dis
tinction as to whether they were
union members, were jeered and
followcd by crowds, largely made up
of boys, when they left their sta
tions. Near one of the Roxbury sta
tions boys pelted the patrolmhen with
HAILBOAD TIME TABLE
Trains arrive and depart from
Butte as follows:
Oregon Short Line.
Arrive, 5:05 a. sm. and 5:25 p. m.
Leave, 7:15 a. m. and 5:35 p. m.
East bound trains depart: Local
7:00 a. m.; stub, 10:45 a. m.; No. 2,
8:50 p. in.; No. 42, 10:00 p. m.
West bound trains depart: No.
41, 6:30 a. m.; stub, 7:35 a. m.; No.
1, 9:05 p. in.; Missoula stub, 5:55
Local from east arrives 9:15 a. m.
and 8:05 p. nm. Stub from west ar
rives 1:00 p. m. and 8:10 p. m. All
other trains arrive 10 minutes prior
Leaves S:00 a. m. and 2:45 p. m.
Arrives 2:45 p. in. and 9:30 p. m.
('Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul.
East bound leaves 10:45 a. m. and
10:25 p. m.
WVest bound leaves 11:55 a. m. and
10:10 p. m.
All trains arrive 10 minutes prior!
Butte, Anaconda and Pacific.
Leaves 9:30 a. im., 1:00 p. m., 5:00
p. m. andl 10:15 p. nm.
A: ives 8:40 a. min., 12:20 p. m..
4:30 p. in. and 7:45 p. m.
(Continued From Page One.)
United States Steel corporation,
which has threatened to result in a
The steel strike, if one is called,
will involve over 2,000,000 workers,
including the Great Lakes sailors
and coal miners, according to the
plans which have been prepared by
the union heads.
John Fitzpatrick of Chicago, pre
siding at the conference, said that
while no decision had been reached,
progress had been made at the con
ference. He declined to discuss
whether a strike would be called or
whether the union would accede to
a .truce until after the conference
called by President. Wilson for Oct.
6 to consider industrial conditions.
Union leaders also declined to say
whether President Wilson's message
to Samuel Gompers on the steel situ
ation had been under consideration.
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