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JEALOUSY CAUSES MURDER AND SUICID
"HOFFMAN DROPS" VICTIM
CUTS THROAT OF NEIGHBOR
Through the discovery of Jack Lynch's decapitated
body in the basement of IHarry Clough's home at 1647
Florence avenue this afternoon, and the identification of
the body of the man found yesterday in Lake Avoca, the
mystery surrounding the disappearances simultaneous
]y .both of Lynch and Clough has been solved.
Every indication points to the fact that Clough lured
his next door neighlbor Lynch, into the Clough home
five, drav num nnnd thn .Illrll'A1 - I.
five days ago and there murdered
him, later walking to Lake Avoca
and suiciding. Unfounded jealousy
of Lynch and the belief that the lat
ter had caused Mrs. Clough to leave
home without giving her address, is
believed to be responsible for the
Lynch's bloody body was found in
the cellar of the Clough home early
this afternoon by Motorcycle Officer
I)an Regan, who had been sent to
search the house at the request of
the sisters of Lynch. As the officer
entered the cellar he stumbled over
the dead Ibody.of Ivagh.
Chief of Police Murphy was noti
fied and immediately left for the
scene. Investigation brought to
light the fact that Lynch's head had
been practically severed from his
body, a thin shred of flesh being'all
that bound the head to the shoulders.
A keen 5-inch butcher knife covered
with blood and a 5-pound miners'
hammer, found lying beside the body
offered mute testimony of the ween
ons with which Clough killed his sup
posed rival for the affections of Mrs.
That Lynch did not die without
putting up a fight is evidenced by the
knife wounds on his hands and fore
arms, showing that lie . had vainly
fought with the assailant in an ef
fort to protect himself from the mnur
inmediately after his bivestiga
tion of the murder of Lynch, Chief
Murphy secured Harrison Northcott,
a young man residing at 26 B street,
a personal friend of Clough. who ac
coimpanied the chief to the undertak
ing parlors, where the young man
positively identified the body found
in Lake Avoca yesterday morning as
that of Clough. Various relatives of
Clough had partly identified the body
yesterday, but were awaiting the ar
rival of Mrs. Clough, who had been
in retirement in the Flahhead lake
district since her disagreement with
her husband a week ago, in order to
make the identification positive.
According to the reconstruction of
the crime and suicide made by the
police after interviewing various
persons in the neighborhood, it is
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SEVEN INJURED BY
(Special United Press Dispatch.)
Montreal, Sept. 25.-At least
seven persons were injured when
an acetylene tank in the welding
room of the Vickers Shipbuilding
company plant exploded late this
Jury Returns Verdict of
Guilty Against Joe Kelly
Joe I). Kelly was found guilty of
burglary in the first degree. The
jury, after being out five and a half
lours, returned a unanimous verdict.
His punishment was left to the court.
Sentence will be pronounced Satur
day. Oct. 4.
The 12 men apparently came to
the conclusion that oreaking into a
home with guns and violence with
intent to steal constitutes burglary
under the law, whether the prize
sought is whisky or only diamonds.
In this case the booty was 173 cases
of the best bonded liquor. The
greater part, 137 cases, was recover
ed by Officer John Melia within a
few hours after the robbery. The
remainder has never been accounted
The whisky was stolen from the
cellar of the Chappell bungalow at
:-21ta Q.narth..Enunntath treat althanarkh
Railroad Employes Permit
Man to Suffer Several
Hours Before Notifying
Officials of Accident.
Complaint has been made by po
lice officials that employes of the
Northern Pacific railroad yesterday
permitted Carl Bushland, who had
been seriously injured when a switch
engine backed into a freight car be
side which Bushland was sitting and
threw him under the wheels, to lie
unattended alongside the tracks for
more than an hour. It is also al
leged that the railroad employes re
fused to send the injured man to a
hospital for several hours, forcing
the police to carry him to the city
emergency hospital, where first aid
treatment was given by Dr. Griggs
and Matron Boyle.
With Bushland at the time of the
accident were Fred Farmer of Man
hattan and C. R. Smith of Poison.
The three were awaiting the arrival
of the North Coast limited, which
was several hours late. The three
were sitting on the rails between two
freight cars when, without warning,
a switch engine backed into one of
the cars. Bushland was struck by
a coupling lever and thrown under
the wheels. Farmer was thrown
between the rails and had presence of
mind sufficient to lie prone until
danger of being run over was passed.
In the meanwhile he had pulled his
injured companion from beneath the
wheels, thus preventing the man
from literally being cut to pieces.
Neglect Injured Man.
According to Farmer, the railroad
employes made no attempt to tele
phone to any hospital or to the police
for a long period, leaving Bushland
to lie alongside the tracks unattend
ed for more than an hour, until, fin
ally, Depot Agent E. Cox phoned to
the police station. The police am
bulance was rushed to the scene and
Bushland was carried to the emer
gency hospital. According to of
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it was judicially determined that
Lucile Howard, proprietress of the
Crystal Springs roadhouse, was the
owner and was holding it as a re
serve stockt for illicit traffic over
her bar. This was the decision of
Judge Dwyer in the district court.
He ordered the stuff destroyed.
Lucile, however, got a stay of
execution, put up a stay bond, and
carried the matter to the supreme
court where it is at present pending.
TAKES OVER PLANT
(Special United Press Wire.)
Edmonton, Alta., Sept. 25.-The
city has taken over the power plant
that public utilities might not be
paralyzed, the owners having .refused
to work the plant due to rejection of
request for increased rates by the
SERVILE SAM STEWART
REWARDS DRAFT EVADER
The oldI sto' ry lilI notlhing succeelds like success' . especially 'when l1one hIas ill'lelltial tand
wealthy relatives w\illt a "ilitl." has belen u iplll y ldenI , strate id in th cae .s ' ( is \einstock,
lately appolinted stale mtiarket iinspector by Conl Kelleyv's man Friday, the lioi. Samuel V.
And (iul- is well kInownr i ll i ttte. specially Io Ie e Ilho sand.(tIs of miners, who., in lie days
wiheil they were paid semli-m.loithllv, used to go i (r l" ot,l'l'ice ini an I:ast Paik street (lothing
sltole land discul)lit, tlheiri timie chocks at ioles which varied front 15 to (20 per centl . li the
businiess of 'scalpigii liiile checks, (llis, it is replled, was very slicessfull; so successful,
in fact, thlat ihis niihtlyl l 'ofits are. said to have averaged ablout i·.$,04 u).
And when he presidelint issued his call I'or u hie daft. (iis. whoi alpparently abhil's wal', was
also sulccessfllli ll dodlginp g army service. (ris, ilitiigh bllle-biodied, despite the 'act. that
his hardest plhysical exercise was inl collitiing his (ash prl'it s. bhecaie mlarrieid whenli ser'vice
ill the dai t \was in linieu t. Although his w\if is w a\\ lixby ill her' O\w righ t il mi has w\ealthyl
relatives. iil, ialtlhoughl the ilnlilllO from tlls ieI perso al iivesft.ll t ts w llId seem, to lhavet
beeni sufll'i ient to suplil.p1 't her' in luxulry. while (Is was soldie ing, (il1 us ineverO went to war.
uilt slayed~ beliind anld contilllned Ito roll up pro'fits. ll, it i ,may h le rel'mel 1bered, was selected
by the c.ity dlraflt Ioard Ii inlliV sev\ice. He u)ppea1lledl to the distrlict board. oif w\\hich lis
frienld, Albertl (Galen, hlate of Siiberia, was a iiiouii er. A\ al (I nelt l) , it must bli e 'recalled, is
also a warm personal fr lieind ' tif u.s dear brother-inii.lw, iBillie Meyers.
Pelraps. because of lthe int'e.essiot l i iif M . I Mi eyer iv l ( ),i .1. i. I ) illpenI 1lei le' of SyIl 1ous'
Dry Goods companllly, \\xvi, by the way is the 'ather-ini-Iw ofll the aforesaid (hnus, lno decision
\Vas eVer made ill Mr. Weinlilek's ippeal before Ihl dislrii l board it is said, ailil, c(se
lineiitly, the appoeal iiever hving been decided. (ills iIever \lwas f'ored to . joinl the liys ill
olive Na\. , of course. Ie iiwar being ee o (ve l, ls will oil h 0ave to sir hiuse to dodge,
ililary dutliiy, but nil"y devoile himi self I i iarket inlspeeliºt .
The 'reiflitsliip conies this way: Afler the drafllt was called. Weilnstock eilcred the Op
penheier 'l mlll y bt y lwe ehinig Miss lu Carrie llpenheimher, daughter il' . I )plilpelnllule, )'
Synous" and clie oif lthe most chliul iing iyou g, woe'ill illn loal society cie.les. By this act
MII. \Vein.s.l k nI.It only fieciiam the soiin-i-liaw o.fi Mr'. (llliiiliopp enheimer, but il the brotlilher-ii-law
of Billie Mevers. whit), iii turt. is 1le f'rienil of Alfert (;alen. I ilvernor Stewart and the rest
of the olli(ifals who hal the limim say as to who) siunli serve illler the ullilly draft.
Anid inow. 1Mr'. Weilinstick, prilbably beau'ise pI' that mi.i e r'elationslhip ulld lbecauIse, pus
sibly, of his su.cOss ill disouiiiiing miiniels t.ime ciheeks. Ihas bhell lamied as um: of tthe twlt
state marliket ilispefctiiis as i l lewarld I'mi haiviling stiayed o l lilone while the lrest of the boyvs
'were 'flounideiriliug, lfightingI aind dying iin Flanders' inllud.
METAL TRADES MAKING PREPARATIONS
TO CARRY STRIKE THROUGH THE WINTER
All Italy Aroused Over
Fiume Situation. Resig
nation of Nitti Would
(Special United Press Wire.)
Romne, Sept. 25.-With all parts
of the country aroused over the
tenseness of the Fiume situation,
Italy is nervously awaiting the de
cision of the crown council, which is
meeting today for the first time since
1882. Apparently only Premier
Nitti end Foreign Minister Tittoni
know the proposals which will be
made for the suppression of Ga
rielle D'Annunzio, but it is believed
they will be drastic. Nitti's adver
saries assert that his resignation
would solve the Fiume crisis and
quiet the country.
"We are not on the eve of a revo
lution, we are not on the verge of
bankruptcy and we are not over
taken by famine," says the Corriere
D)ella Serra, "the only alarming
thing in Ihe whole situation seems
to be the governinent's nervousness."
Reports of the success and popu
larity of D'Annunzio continue to
reach Rome. A Trieste dispatch re
ports that his forces have occupied
Toguire on the Dalmatian coast.
Despite the blockade which the
Italian government has established,
' provsiwions for D'Annunzio's forces in
Il'iume are pouring in continually
from committees in the surrounding
districts, the poet announces in an
official communique. It said "a
iconstant stream of volunteers" was
Sarriving from all parts of Italy.
Reports Prove That Scabs
Are Unable to Keep Ma
chinery and Tools in Good
At the regular morning session of
the Metal Trades no new or imu
portant matters caine up for discus
sion-at least not for publication.
With the departure of represen
tatives of the local strikers last eve
ning for various large industrial
centers for the purpose of raising re
lief funds, plans to carry the strike
through the winter are well matured.
The scab directory published be
low is furnished by the strike comn
mittee, and indicates that the various
committees handling the strike are
doing a thorough job.
Reliable reports from many of the
struck properties prove that machin
ery and tools are in a sad state of
disrepair, and that the companies are
playing a costly and eventually a
losing game in refusing to meet the
reasonable demands of the striking
Brother Osborn, representative of
the International Structural Iron
workers, arrived in Butte last eve
ning and made a short talk on the
Brothers Skeike and Hassat, in
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In the War Between Capi
tal and Labor on Vari
Farrell .... ........ 4
Buffalo .....-- ------- 1
Newca h . ..tl. 1.. 1
IPitts burgh ....9-...
Garrm y ... .............. 25
Note:--'Tll-he wounded column
contains only those seriously in
jured, sonme of whom will die.
hes'e are Immany hundreds suffer
mg m minor- wounds.'
Government Invites Offi
cials of Railwaymen to
Hold Conference in Effort
to Avert Walkout.
(Special United Press Wire.)
London, Sept. 25.-After several
hours of deliberations, executives of
the National Railway union decided
to accept the government's invita
tion to hold a conference, which was
issued late yesterday, in an effort
to avert the threatened strike.
The railway men are condemned
by part of the press, for what is
described as an attempt to "hold up'
the new ministry of transport, point
ing out that there are still three
months before the wage scales ex
pire and that there is no justifica
tion for immediate action.
The critics of the government
blame the situation on Sir Auckland
Geddes, minister of construction,
charging that the tactless letter from
him was construed as a government
The government's invitation to the
railway men to hold a conference
came only after the officials of the
national union had sent an ulti
matumn to the government in which
they rejected its offer of wages and
working conditions, predicting that
unless a favorable reply was received
by noon today, the men would be
ordered to cease work.
(Special United Press Wire.)
Oakland. Calif., Sept. 25.-Alfred
Brown, 6-year-old pickaninny, will
live, but he will never look the same.
He held a firecracker in his mouth
and touched it off. Three teeth a;re
COSSACKS OF CAPITALISM.
KILL BOTH MEN AND WOMEN
(Special to The Bulletin.)
I'illsurghI. Sept. 25.--W-illiamn Z. Foster, secretary-ltreas -
Iiuce of' tie naltionall c(eoIlmit ee for organizing the iron and steel
Vworikers, est.i it ed I that oni the third( day of the nation-wide
steel striike 31 45,000 imeni were out. The- steel industry is tied
up, Ie said. An imlporitunt session of the executive committee
was held \'cedlesday at \\which ihe developments of the most
remanlrkable w\\alkout of workers in the*industrial history of the
country werlce cOnI S'it'eredt.
The sitat ioni a as iegards hie liethihelini Steel company, em
iluyinig 50,1t)) ileni, wais Itaken lI) and a letter sent to Eugene
Mayor Accepts Resignation
of T. C. Truscott, Who
Proved Too Unpopular
With Butte Consumers.
Itowing to the will of the people,
Mayor Stodden yesterday afternoon
reced'.d from his previous position
and decided to accept the resignation
of T. C. Truscott from the office of
city market master, which had been
presented a week ago when it be
camne evident the members of the
Consumers league and the consuml
ers generally were opposed to his
The mayor anlnounced that he had
already selected the party whom he
will ctame to succeed Mr. Truscott,
but stated he would not make the
name public until he presents his
nomination to the city council for
The mayor's statement announc
ing his acceptance of Mr. Truscott's
resignation is as follows:
"On Sept. 3, 191!9. an ordinance
providing for tihe creation of a mu
nicipal market for the city of Butte
was passed and the appointment of
a market master was provided for
by the city council.
"The ordinance provided that the
market manager should have general
care antd sulpervision over the mu
nicipal market under the direction
of the lmayor. Since that time,
mlany applications have been re
ceived by mne for tllhe position of mar
ket master, and after serious con
sideration I appointed T. C. Trus
cott 1o that office, for the reason
that Mr. Truscott has been at success
ful business man in this city for a
numb.r of years and is familiar with
the duties existing in that office.
"His experience, honesty and abil
ity, of which I ams earnestly confid
ent, would have assured his success
as mnarket master, as well as the suc
cess of the market.
"However, in view of the fact that
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Merchants Allowing Food to
Spoil Will Be Prosecuted
Declaring that it has come to his
attention that many of the mercan
tile institutions of Ithe city are in the
habit of keeping meat, fish, fruit and
other eatables in storage until
spoiled rather thani place them on
the market. Assistant City Attorney
Juttner today declared that such
practices are in violation of a city
ordinance which has been inoperative
on the books for years and asserted
that he would prosecute all such
cases that were brought to his atten
"\'hile, thanks to the public mar
kot. prices on most of the necessities
iln Butte have been lowered appreci
ably," said Mr. Juttner, "the fact re
mains that the prices on some arti
cles are still rather high. Y have
learned recently of a number of'in
staices in which stores have held
foodstuffs until it was spoiled rather
it. Grace, president of the company,
asking for a reply on the general de
mands of the committee before Mon
day at 4 p. m.
All other steel interests are already
affected by the strike, including the
main plants of the United States Steel
corporation, which precipitated the
walkout by refusing a conference.
Numerous casualties are reported
to strike headquarters, especially
from the important steel centers in
the Monougahela valley, where four
troops of the Penrtsylvanix state con
stabulary, the town burgesses and
the company tools are trying to break
the strike with gun and bludgeon.
John Fitzpatrick, chairman of the
organizing committee, denied that a
general strike in other industries was
being considered, saying a walkout
of miners and railroad men except in
local situation was "newspaper talk."
"We've got a big enough strike on
our hands already; the biggest the
country has ever seen, conducted by
25 co-operating unions of the Ameri
can Federation of Labor, and we are
gratified by the tremendous re
sponse," lie said.
Killed and Wounded.
The killed and wounded in the
first three days of the strike include
three strikers killed by constabulary
at Farrell, Pa., and ten who have
Woman in Bed Shot.
The wife of a striker was killed in
Newcastle, Ia., shot while in bed, one
man was killed in Buffalo, N. Y.,
one striker in Pittsburgh proper, is
dying of a bullet wound. Eight per
sons were killed in the week preceed
ing the strike, including Mrs. Fannie
Sellins, organizer of the United Mine
Disgrace to America.
"Natrona, McKeesport, Clairton
and Homestead are a disgrace to
America, and it is time that the gov
ernment should act," John'Fitzpat
rick remarked before leaving to
appear before the senate committee
at Washington Wednesday. Scores
have been killed and wounded in the
steel towns in the last three days.
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MAIL CLERKS VOTE
(Special United l'ress Wire.)
St. Louis, Sept. 25.--The rail
way mail clerks voted 98 per cent
in favor of a nation-wide strike in
case their demands for increased
pay are not met by the United
States Railway administration, ac
cording to Chairman, Scott, of the
board of adjustment.
then were compelled to throw the
stuff on the city dump.
"In these days when so many peo
ple are going on short rations and
many actually suffering for the lack
of food, that any foodstuffs at all
should be allowed to spoil is criminal.
Under the terms of city ordinapces
as they exist on the books today I
find that we can hale such persona
as permit food to spoil into court
and, upon conviction thereof, penal
ize them by a 'fine of not less than
$10 nor more than $200."
Mr. Juttner declares he extends
an invitation not only to the mem
Iers of the Consumers' league, but
to the consumers generally, to report
to him every ease .wherein tl ey find
that some metreCtile institution has
held stuff lonig .t.ough to let it
spoil. .- In all a .,c.ases, he saye 4a
will gladly d ir up warranht. 4(ri"