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VOL. 2.-- N\ 7 l . 7 UTT I', MONTANA, FRIDAY, s:I''I';MEI 19. 1919. PRIC FIVE CENS
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STEEL WORKERS WILL WALK OUT MONDAY
LEADERS RETURN HOME
TO PREPARE FOR STRIKE
Pillttsburgih. Sept . t ).- -The .2,i internationaItl )presidents of
the steel workers' unionis are still staniding tirni for the strike,
(ih irmaini Fitzllrick (declaed. Ti natioinail coiilitte l.,u
ilagnizing tlhe iron and steel wo\\irkes voted down a. motionl to
resoind the aitioni which was tlaken at Washington. callinu'g a
stliike Monday otf aill workers in the i iron and steeool ills, who
are not operating inder union agreemenllts.
The cornmittee adIopted i motion to affirmni the action taken
at \VWashinigtoi. Final idjouiirnrneiilt was t(aken and the repro
selllatives of the ?i ulniolls iiincludedI in thie niationial tolmllittee
left for their homes to put theo strike
The motion to postpone the strike
until alter the industrial conference
in Washington beginning Oct. 6 was
offered, it was announced, out of
deference to President Wilson, who
had requested President Gompers
of the American Federation of Labor
to use his influence to have the
In emphatic speeches against
postponement it was declared that
neither President Wilson nor others
who favored a postponement were
cogpizant of the.n nditions surround
i'f" Ironi and tl mills. It was
:c;ainli d that' Vwalkers were eagei
for the strike; that they were dis
crimiinated against for union ac
tivities, and that the organized work
ers would lose confidence in their
leader's if they deserted the men
Some of the committeemen said
that organizers who had helped
build up the unions at steel plants
throughout the country would not
dare go back and face the men if
the strike were called off.
The committee made public a let
ter to President Wilson giving 11
reasons why it could not comply with
his request to postpone the steel
workers' strike called for next Mon
day. The letter also recites the his
tory of the movemnrit to better the
conditions of the workers and ex
presses faith in the president's "de
sire to bring about a conference"
"We regret that for the first time
your call upon organized labor can
riot meet with favorable response,"
the letter states. "If delay were no
more than delay, even at the cost of
loss of membership in our organiza
tions, we would urge the same to the
(Continued on Page Two.)
New York, Sept. 19.---A nation
wide strike of Baptist clergymen, un
less they are granted higher salaries,
was advocated in a statement issued
by Charles McAlpine, a member of
the national committee of Northern
"If I were still a pastor and my
salary was not more than $S00 per
annum. I'd organize a union of min
isters," said Mr. McAlpine, who pre
dicted there would be a shortage of
clergymen soop unless ministers are
better compensated than "milkmen,
window cleaners and day laborers."
Butte, fair and warmer.
For All Political Prisoners
Chicago, Sept. 19.-The American
Freedom convention, which is to be
held here Sept. 25-28, is attracting
national attention. Its program is as
1. The re-establishment and
maintenance of American political
and civil rights-free speech, free
press and free assemblage.
2. The immediate release of all
persons prosecuted or in prison for
political opinions, industrial activi
ties or religious beliefs.
Seymour Stedman!, chief counsel
for Eugene V. Debs, speaking in be
half of all political prisoners at the
United Mine Workers' convention in
Cleveland last Thursday, received
probably the greatest ovation ever
accorded a speaker before that body.
At the conclusion of his speech the
chairman of the resolutions commit
tee assured him and the convention
MEN ORDERED TO TAKE
Louisville, Ky., Sept. 19.-Two
hundred thousanud railway and
steamship mni1, mllelbers of the
Brotherhood of Railway and
Steamlship Freight Hands, Express
and St4ttion Employes, have beCn
ordered to take a strike vote:;t:
was anuounced here by J. J. J.oi
rester of C(nauinmutti, 'prerideMit FT
the brotherhood, to enforce de
mlands made to the railroad ad
ministration by the brotherhood
The Telegraphic Dispatches
From Tonopah Say No
Truth in Report That the
Strike Is Ended.
Telegraphic reports received by
The Bulletin this morning direct
from Tonopah, Nev., refute the press
reports of earlier in the week, which
declared the miners' strike there had
been called off and the miners re
turning to work. The published
stori"s are characterized as "the us
ual brand of false press propaganda."
Both the telegram received by The
Bulletin and one received by A. S.
Embree, secretary of local No. 800,
the Butte branch of the Mine Work
ers' Industrial union, sent by 5I. C.
Sullivan. a. member of the Tonopah
strike committee, declare that the
strike has not been called off and
that the "miners are going to fight
to a finish."
iMr. Sullivan's telegrams state that
the Divide, Nev., mines may resume
if the demands are granted the men.
He requested that publication be
given in The Bulletin to his refuta
tion of the press associatidn reports.
that a declaration was in course of
preparation which would entirely
satisfy every liberty-loving person.
The same day J. Mahlon Barnes'
spoke at the Barbers' convention in!
Buffalo, where 750 delegates were in ]
attendance. Assurance has been
given that the Barbers' and Mine'
Workers' organizations will both en
dorse the program of the American
Freedom convention and send dele-,
gates to the same.
Other national organizations that
will have delegates are the United
Cloth Hat and Cap Makers, the Fur
Workers, the Commercial Telegraph
ers, and an increasing number of
credentials are being daily received
from central bodies and local organi
A number of delegates now attend
(Continued on Page Two.)
Declines to Fix Blame on
Any Person fo _the Death
of Grover C. Burns. Knife
Wound Cause of Death.
The coroner's jury called yester
day to inquire into the death of
Grover C. Burns, who was found
dead from a knife wound over the
heart early Monday morning, de
clined to fix the blame for the man's
death on any person, merely return
ing an open verdict in which it was
held that Burns died from shock and
hemorrhage caused by a knife wound
in the left breast. The jury's verdict
also stated: "The testimony (lid not
show how or by whom the wound
was inflicted, as there were no eye
witnesses." The verdict was re
turned about 5 o'clock.
Testimony showing that just pre
vious':t.:( bi4 death. Burns had bru
tally' beaten Bessie M. Clarke. with
whim.t?"Tie'ias said to -have lived at
330 South Montana street, was in
troduced by Mrs. Daw, a fellow
roomer, who testified that she was
in the room when Burns met his
death. Mrs. Daw declared, however,
that the first she knew of Burns'
wound was when she saw him stag
ger against a wall and slide to the
Woman Brutally Beaten.
In relating her story to Acting
Coroner Doran and the jury, Mrs.
Daw told of the assault committed
on the Clarke woman:
lie was quarreling with her,
said Mrs. i)aw, because she
wanted to leave him and go
out. She was bleeding from the
mlonlth. He had knocked bher
teeth loose and site spat them
out in her hand.
Site didn't have a chance to
say anything to hint. He struck
(Continued on PaRg Two.'
Referendum Vote to Be Tak
en by Entire Membership
to Ascertain Sentiment of
Washington, D. C.. Sept. 19.
The Eleventh convention of the Na
tional Federation of Postal Employes
which recently adjourned here, de
cided that the proposition to elimi
nate section 3, article 3, which is an
expression opposing strikes in the
postal service, will be submitted for
a referendum vote of the entire mem
bership. The sentiment among a
large number of postal employes is
that any anti-strike law or regula
tion, is illegal and unconstitutional,
and would be tantamount to re-estab
The convention outli~ed the fol
lowing legislative program: A new
wage standard; $1,800 entrance
grade, $2,000 second grade, and
$2,400 maximum grade, with $2.500
and $2,600 grades for special clerks
and 75 cents an hour for substitutes.
A temporary wage increase of 50 per
cent to be enacted pending the adop
i tion of the new classification. Time
!and a half for overtime with double
time for Sunday and holiday service:
thirty days' vacation and thirty days'
sick leave; official recognition of the
postal organizations; forty-four hour
weekly working standard; fifteen
mintmtes timie differential in every
hour of night work; indorsement of
the Sterling-Lehlbach retirement
bill; court of appeals; a proper ef
ficiency rating system; recognition of
seniority rights, and other important
(Special United Press Wire.)
Sydney, N. S. W., Sept. 19.-By a
vote of 29 to 28, .the New South
Wales assembly expressed itself in
favor for self-determination for Ire
World Knows Now Who
Won the War. Reception
Given to Pershing Breaks
(Special United Press Wire.)
Washington, Sept. 19.--Congress
told the world yesgterday who won
the war-"Black Jack" Pershing, and
the reception which it gave to the
returned A. E. F. head broke all rec
ords for enthusiasm.
Champ Clark, in presenting the
general with a resolution of thanks,
referred to him as "a man whom 1
110,000,000 people were proud to
claim as their countryman." Sena
tor Cummins, representing Vice
President Marshall, who could not
attend, greeted Pershi.g as the mran
who led in the "ilmost impressive
spectacle in all the annals of war
Speaker Gillette welcomed Persh
ing in behalf of the house, declaring
that he typified the spirit of the
General Pershing, in responding to
the addresses of welcome, said "this
honor affords me profound gratitude
as recognition of the achievements
of our splendid army. The burdens
that have fell to the lot of your sol
diers have been heavy and the way
beset with many obstacles, but faith
in the righteousness of our cause and
trust in Almighty God has given us
courage and inspiration.
"The trials of battle demanded
spartan endurance and the utmost
self-sacrifice. Never have men faced
a more difficult task, nor borne
greater hardships and never have
troops shown a finer spirit of wil
lingness or a more resolute pur
TAKE TROOPS OUT OF
RUSSIA SAY CARMEN
(Special to The Bulletin.)
hllicao. Sejpt. 19.-'The Utiiual IcIventitiunii of the AinalgU
muatcd A"i,'iationll of Strcel i id Ele.ICric liailway Eumployes.
imeetilg iln hliicago, adopted ai resolultilon delnanudinig the recog
iition, I' lie s)oviet governmient and the iimediate withdrawal
of all i'ro,., fron Russia.. JoIhn Mooney. brother of Tho)mas
Mooney. is delegate to the coIveltion I'romi SaI n V'anIoisco;
Sends Telegram Saying Or
ganization Should Not Be
Countenanced or Per
Washington, Sept. 19.-In the
telegram received by the city gov
ernment from President Wilson, in
which he said that an organization
of policemen shoutld not be counte
naced or permitted, he also stated
that tle wanted to deal with the
police in a "most just and generous
way" cut declared against any a.
sociation of police of any great cit
with the view of bringing "pressure"
on the public that might "endanger
the public peace or embarrass the
maintenance of order."
.Commissioner Brownlow of the
District of Columbia, read the presi
dent's telegram before the senate
committee. which is considering a
bill introduced by Senator Myers of
Montana, "to withhold the pay of all
Washington police who affiliate with
the American Federation of Labor."
Says Nation Has Spent Mil
lions to Laud Power. Re- it
turns to Capital to Take
(Special United Press Wire.)
Lhcoln. Neb., Sept. 19.-1)eclar
ing the league covenant to be a psy
chological distortion and a natural
result of a national propaganda to
not tell the truth and not to expose
the wrongdoing in high places. Sen
ator Johnson took his final fling at
President Wilson's ideals at the com
mercial club luncheon here.
He said that during the last two
years the nation had spent millions
to laud power and had picked pock
ets in order to poison minds. He
said the press had to print just what
it was told to prinl.
Washington, Sept..-'. 19.--Republi
can' leaders are reacdf~or, thQoirst
voting test next week on the German
peace treaty and its League of Na
Word was sent to Senator Johnson
of California, author of an amend
ment to equalize the voting power of
Great Britain and thie United States
in the league and first up for con- =
sideration, to return at once so that
debate on the amendment might pro
ceed Monday, with the hope of voting
on it by the end of the week.
The message was sent to the Cali
fornia senator by Senator Borah of
Idaho after a conference with Chair
man Lodge of the foreign relations
Senator Lodge declared there
would be no vote on amendments this
week, and opponents of the league
are prepared to resist attempts to
force one by Senator Hitchcock of
Nebraska, leader of the administra
tion's fight for ratification.
The treaty will be called up for
(Continued on Page Two.) J
Mrs. IRena Mooney, wife of Tomn
Mooney, addressed the convention
and urged the membership to take
part in the 24-hour strike scheduled
for Oct. 8, as a protest against the
imprisonment of Mooney and all
class-war and political prisoners.
(Special United Press Wire.)
Vancouver, Wash., Sept. 19.
When the jailers took breakfasts
into the Clark county jail yesterday
morning, they found that they had
four meals too many, four prisoners
having sawed their way to freedom
during the night. No trace of the
prisoners has been found.
WILL HOLD TOWN AT
(Spetcial United Press nWire.)
Komne, Sept. 19.--Gabriele d'
Annunzio, in assumning the gov
ernorship of Fiume, announced he
would hold the town at all costs,
blowing it up rather than sur
render It to foreign forces. .oth
the citizens iAd the soldiers of
Fiume have thrown their lot in
with the poet, it is reported.
QUITS AS MART CHIEF
)Despite the fueI Ihat Mayor Stodden had flat-footedly de
cialecd Itl( ic e wouhld stand by his gulls aid, in the face of out
raged publllic sentilmclll cinilu him ini the position of city
market iaster. T. 'l Tluscott, East Park street merchant and
irominient member of the mierchants' division of the Employ
ers' association, this malluing capitulated to the onslaughts of
Ihe hlulletii. the Bllte Cousunmers' league and the Trades and
Labor assembly, and resigned.
Official conl'irmatioui of the reports of Mr. Truscott's action
was issued at the mayor' s office this afternoon. The mayor
SAILORS' UNION VOTES
('hicags, Sept. 19.-A ticup of
shipping on the Great. Lakes be
'intelll it .Qssibility wity with the an
nullncenment ltht the Sailors' un
ion of the Great L.'tkwns was voting
on i1 strike in sympathy with the
strike of steel workers of thine
country called for Sept. .. Pass
age of the strike proposal, accord
ing to union officials, is practi.
cally nissured. The walkout would
involve approxhinately 12,000 sen
nien,t firemellln atld cooks, it was
Jury Fixes Punishment for
Man Who Murdered D. W.
Thomas at Life Imprison
MERESSA - lips
Emille Mlerressa was found guilty
of murder in the first degree and
his punishment was fixed by the
jury at life imprisonment. The ver
dict was returned this morning.
Merressa was charged with the Inur
der of David W. Thomas, a mine
Fred Wyman was put on trial this
morning. A jury was secured about
11 o'clock, but before any testimony
was taken, Attorney Henry Livinski
moved for dismissal on the ground
that the complaint was not sufficient
ly explicit to constitute a legal
charge. The motion is being argued
Four Youths Charged.
A complaint was filed todao by
County Attorney Jackson, ch :-ging
John Engil with gambling.
Also complaints, charging .,: al"ltl
in the first degree, were filed against
Hugh Riley, William !iinr. .ioseph
Haddon and Donald itee These
are the four youths a:joi t,' !-:I bur
(Continued on Page J ,so.) W
Widow' r1h e Fe P uts Bulletin's
$5,000 L. icl 'Over the Top"
It was a i,)v'-, !,i,. that puti
the Bulletin'- :. : vi,.e ,;ver thei
top. From aI . .:r rse of a
little n:idd> !- Ab 'woman, who
works our I) da to provide a
living f(t th.. ad i two children,
came t a 1d, ti ainu. It was 2!5
Lae;. '1.,;.dv eveling, shortly be
fore 3 0l o i, when the desk man
in ih. 1:l;, tin office was getting
re,,!. ~ , iV up for the night, this
hr v. .-worn little Irish mother
.;: ..e -tti c . ing cautiously down the
i.,rk. sit-, narrow stairway which
,.lads fI, a Idaho street to the Oracle
, the, )irressed.
'TI boy missed me with the
e:,i:,r :,night. Have you got a
iaper I- ft?" she asked.
,,. ,. *. t,
gave no intimation of whom he
would appoint in place of Mr. Trus
Unofficial reports of the resigna
tion )f Mr. Truscott spread rapidly
throughout the city curb market and
later the streets of the downtown
district this morning. At the city
hall some of the officials, declared
there, was no truth in the report
while others admitted that Truscott
either had already resigned or was
contealplatlpg resignation? :The of
ficial announcement of the mayor
set at rest all doubts.
A csnnfitttee fritdiT fhritte Con
uminers' league, numbering about. a
score of women, waited on the
mayor early this afternoon, deter
mined to show his honor that the
womnen of the city whom they repre
sented would not stand for Mr.
Truscott as market master. The
ladies had with them a copy of the
lesolutions adopted by the Consum
ers' league meeting last night in
which the ladies held that while the
mayor's action in defending his ap
pointment of Truscott was permiss
able, that in order to relieve a very
strained situation," they asked True
cott '.o come to the rescue of the
mayor and voluntarily resign.
It is thought that the action of the
women, which was communicated to
MI'. Truscott, assisted materially 14
helping him arrive at the decision to
break the deadlock between the
mayor and the citizens by resigning.
At their meeting with the mayor
this afternoon, the women's commit
tee again pleaded with Mr. Stodden
to name some one to the position
who would be acceptable to the
women of the city, the labor inter=
ests and the consumers generally.
At !the meeting last night severe
censure was given of the manner in
(Continued on Page Two.)
CITY WORKERS TO
New York, Sept. 19.-A proposal.
that all organized groups of New
York city employes should form a
central council to be affiliated with
the American Federation of Labor
was approved at a conference held
here of executive members of 15 city
The proposal, which includes a
provision that steps be taken to ob
tain charters from the American Fed
eration of Labor for the few groups
f cit y employes not already organ
izeL. so that the entire body number
iit aipproximately 100,000, may be
so.:;ciated with the American Feder
iilll of Labor, will be referred back
to the various unions for action.
Her need w.as supplied.
"I &enerally 'istch for. the boy
pretty close," she.~hJ. "and maake
sure of my paper ,when he houes bye
But tonight I mussed him.
"Have you got all41ghe money y."'
she continued solicttously, as
turned to go,-out. "Anyway, here.,
a quarter for the paper," And ebe .
stepped back to lay the coin on t.i-.
countbr, then hurried away.
Investigation of the progreass o.
the $5,000 drive revealed the 1;?..
that Norah Brady's two-bits caro.[;
the fund "over the top," with fi
cents for good measure. And I.R
vestigation of Mrs. Brady's addreUt,.
disolosed the heart-warming tfaO.
that the woreik woman bad walke. `,
eight blocksyg get the BulleVtr`)
which seine or had falted to do '