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VOL. 2.--NO. 3. T- , 11 )N'ANA, WEDNEISI)AY. ( ; 8. 91. PRICE FIVE C1NTS
METAL TRADES TO REMAIN ON STRIKE
FIGHT TO FINISH IN PROSPECT;
NO SURRENDER, SAY STRIKERS
'.l'he third reIl'rendulmn vfloe laken il recent Imollnths by tihe
Mletal Trades, on, tlihe questiio( l ot ua.ccpling the pI)oposilion of
Ilthe mining coIl planies, showed it decisive majority aguiiust gou
ing hIack to wvork on Ile coilmpany's terms.
Thie strluggle, wh\\icll hiis niow eilteured its miilth week, has
takeun on the aspects o1f a Ifight to a. 'inish.
The attil tui o o many of thie menii o strike wlio have eenlli
interviewed, is that the strike n.must he continued un il Ithe\
either wiut or are defeatedl, the menlt stating they will never
Contributions from outside con
tinue to come in satisfactory volume,
and Ihose needing relief are prompt
ly taken care of.
The result of this third referen
dunt vote, taken together with the
fact that the alleged "agitators"
are out of town, should put a quietus
on the report that the men wanted
to go back to work, industriously
circulated by company stoolpigeons
for the purpose of giving the impres
sion to the public that "agitators"
were responsible for the strike.
Many of the men on strike express
the opinion that if they cannot win
their modest: demands under the
present systeni.;of organization, now
is the time t0 .find it out.
METAL T D ES. SCAB
CIYDEI GIIL, Silver Bow street,
scabbing on pipefitters at the
ED WELLS, former shifter, now
sharpening steel at Colarod miine.
----- BIIENNEN, doing electrician's
work at the Spec.
CHET LAWERENCE, 714 West
Broadway. scabbing on the ma
chinists at the Elm Orlu.
AL McCLAIN--Scabbtng on black
smiths at the Black Rock.
F1'RANK SABLE-Scabbing on pipe
fitters at Black Rock. also scabbed
all during the miners' strike in
JIM SKIDD-Doing machinist work
at Timber Butte mill; 3100 block,
JOE WATSON-Shift boss, doing
machinist work at Timber Butte
mill; 3100 Busch street.
BOB SLATER-Working on repair
gang at Black Rock mill.
J. C. STEPHENS-Working on re
pair gang at Black Rock mill.
D. E. YOUNG-Working on repair
gang at Black Rock mill.
H. THOMPSON-Working on repair
gang at Black Rock mill.
ZUHAL-Worklng on repair gang at
Black Rock mill.
PAUL BESSO-Sharpenlng steel at
Black Rock mine; 52 Atlantic
WILBUR VIVIAN-Working as pipe
fitter at Leonard mine; 1925 Flo
rida avenue, Butte.
on pipefitter at Leonard mine; Mc
JOSEPH BICHARDS-Shift boss,
doing blacksmith work at Paulin
mine; 49 Missoula avenue, Butte.
ALBERT CLARK-Shift boss, help
ing blacksmith at Paulin mine; 56
Missoula avenue, Butte.
Continued on Page Three
Millionaires Are Blind to Own
Faults, Says Governor of Utah
Salt Lake City, Oct. 8.- Although
labor conditions in the state of Utah
are about as normal as anywhere in
the United States, Governor Bam
berger, a leading banker and cop
per company director, declared in
talking to an eastern newspaper
correspondent, that this state was
surrounded by an angry sea of un
"We are facing the most serious
crisis in this country since the civil
war," said the banker. "Although
there are no extensive strikes in
Utah. the general spirit of unrest
throughout the country reaches
here. It is like an epidemic. It
spreads like the influenza.
"The great trouble is that the peo
ple who can and ought to take the
lead in solving our industrial prob
lems are the most unreasonable.
There are ten or twelve millionaires
in this city who cannot see their
own faults and who are always com
plaining about strikes and labor un
rest. They are the worst offenders
in the United States.
"They create the-radicals because
they begrudge the poor man a living
wage. I have been the owner of a
railroad for 30 years and I have
Services of Federal and
State Officials Will Be
Enlisted to Run Down the
Washingtqon, Oct. 8.----'l'he fight
against high prices on necessities of
life will be carried with renewed
vigor to the country this month and
waged through a series of meetings
that is expected to enlist the co
operative efforts of federal, state
and local officials. A decision to
adopt this method was reached in a
conference held between Attorney
General Palmer and a committee of
the National Association of State
Mr. Palmer or a representative of
his department expects to attend all
the gatherings and will leave Wash
ington Oct. 27 for a tour of middle
weste'n states, where the first meet
ings are to be called.
In each state, according to the
plans promulgated, the governor and
attorney general will call together
district attorneys, mayors and mem
bers of the local fair price organiza
tions. Actual steps which can he
taken to curb profiteering locally
and in conjunction with the national
effort will be considered.
Attorney General Clifford Hilton
of Minnesota, chairman of the comt
mittee. during the session today ad
vocated the passage by states of uni
form acts similiar to that adopted in
Minnesota, which vests state agri
cultural authorities with power and
funus to investigate violations of
the food acts.
EDITOR 0F' HARlPER'S )EAD.
(Special United Press Wire.)
New York, Oct. 8.-Henry Mills
Alden. editor of Harper's Magazine
since 1S69, died here yesterday.
never had a strike. I have never
had the slightest fear that anything
"My own experience shows that if
you treat the people right there will
be no trouble. Now what we need
in this country is for capital and
labor to get better acquainted. We
should talk to each other, exchangel
ideas and take time for each other
socially. There has been too much
of a spirit of every man for him.
self; teno much independence.
"As far as Utah is concerned we
are not at all apprehensive, but we
cannot shut ourselves off from the
rest of the world. I must say that
most of our mine operators and em
ployers have been liberal and far
sighted, but there are a dozen worth
less millionaires here, who own city
property, live off of their com
munity. They do not see the hand
writing on the wall. They do not
know that the action of the king of
Italy in giving up the crown lands
to the people is significant of our
times. They will not see it until it
is too late for them. But these
worthless dogs here have a lot to
learn. Co-operation and not op
pression is the spirit of the age."
THE WORM TURNS
to Resort to Arms
(Special United Press Wire.)
Oakland, Oct. 8.-Leaders of the Central Labor Council, met at the Trades Coun
cil building today and, following the meeting, they notified the city council that
50,000 men, affiliated with three labor bodies would arm themselves if the Oak
land police were not more cautious in the use of their nightsticks.
Spokesmen for the labor men demanded that half of the proposed special police
be union men. The city council passed a resolution demanding the unions return
to work at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning, pending negotiations.
When a crowd stormed three cars today which were manned by strikebreakers,
the cars became stalled and a riot call was sent into police headquarters.
Cicotte Regains Form and
Chicago Downs Reds
Score by Innings--- R H E
Chicago-- 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 00--4 10 1
Cincinnati -- 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0--1 7 4
Batteries---Chicago: Cicotte and Schalk.
Cincinnati: Sallee. Fisher, Luque and Rariden.
( Bulletin's Special S rvicc.)
fledlands Park, Cincinnati, Oct, 0
S.--With suberb skill Cicottc, WVhite r
Sox star twirler, today retrieved his t
past defeats and humbled Moran's I
Redlegs in the seventh game of the I
world's series, winning by a score of l
4 to 1. The series now stands: C'hi
cago, L,; Cincinnati, 4.
Moran was compelled to use three r
Excuse His Handling of
Adriatic Question as That
of a Person Who Is Men
(Special United Press Wire.)
Rome, Oct. 8.-Commenting bit
terly regarding the allies' attitude in
the Fiume situation, both the Idea
Nazionale and the Tribune newspa
pers profess to believe that President
iWilson is suffering from mental de
rangement. "We have been judged
badly at the conference, since hither
to only opposition comes from a man
who is mentally deranged," said the
The Tribune said: 'The fault re
garding Fiume is not only with the
Italians, but with the allies, who
blindly followed the suggestions of
a high personage who is Jnot free
from human weakness and who is
now suffering from serious de
rangement of a nervous system,
which perhaps explains the hitherto
inexplicable points in Wilson's han
dling of the Adriatic question."
FIRST SHIPMENT OF
CGERMAN GOLD ARRIVES
t (Special United Press Wire.)
I New Yorlk. Oct. 8.-The first di
8 rect shipment of gold from the Ger
r man government in payment for
t foodstuffs and other supplies,
e amounting to $5,125,000, has been
0 deposited in the federal reserve
| bank here. It arrived' late Monday
on a United States destroyer.
pitchers in totay's contest. Sallee
having been relieved by Fisher in the
fifth after the Sox had scored two
runs in that frame. making their
total four. Fisher in turn was taken
from the box in the sixth inning when
Luque, Moran's Cuban prodigy, was
sent into the box to stop the heavy
hitting Sox. Luque finished the
game and held the Sox to no more
Flight Across Continent and
Back Expected to Take
12 Days. Greatest Race
(Special United I'riss Wire.)
New York. Oct. .--'rihe greatest
aerial race in hislori began at 9:10
this morning, whlts 69 airplanes
started on a tranp-to.tinental flight
between New York tland San Fran
cisco. Fifty-fi.ve or the machines
lEft Mineola tantd Ihii remainder
started from Satn F;rancisco, in a
race across the ctlllinlent and back.
(Continued on l'ige Four.)
Ne v York, O," . -The long
shore:nen's strike l'ichl(' has been go
ing on for severi . etoks along the
Atlantic coast, too;: ; more definite
turn yesterday Nu..t 7.1000 workers
at the Chelsea I titrovement com
pany piers and tih~ !ockls of the In
tErnational Merca;ai!,l Marine. the
White Star, Red ?t..r' and American
and Atlantic traniprt lines walked
out. Later, 1,0011 men employed at
the Royal Mail Sipttinship company,
the Panama line ;tml the Morgan
and Southern P., :tic piers quit
The Chicagoans made 10t) Iits off
the Ited twirlers, while the Reds I
were succeessful in making only 1
seven hits off Cicotte's delivery.
Errors were costly to Cincinnati, the
Reds totalling four. The White Sox
vere guilty of only one error.
The eight game of the series will
he played •in Chicago tomorrow,
(Continued on Page Three.)
Packing House Employes
Facing Dual Council. Will
Carry Fight Int~o the
Chicago, Oct. S.-. --The Stockyards
Labor council, a combination of thile
various trades iemployed in the pack
ing houses of Chicago, which brought
the beef trust to terms in 1918, soon
after it was formed, with the assist
ance of the ('hicago Federation of
Labor, has been suspended by D)ennis
Lane, secretary-treasurer of the
Amnalgainate:d Meat Cutters and
Butcher Workmen of America.
As a result of this famlily quarre'l
among the packing house workers of
Chicago, about 40.000 men are con
fronting a dual council whicll the
chiefs of the butchers' international
organization has formed as New Dis
trict Council No. 9.
The cause of the conflict was the'
refusal of .\. I'. Murphy, president
of the Stocikyards Labor council; J.I
W. Jollnst nUe, secretary-treasu rer,
and Johni Kikulski, an organizer of
the American Fledcration of Labor,
to sign a new agreemelnt with the!
packers which was unsatisfactory tol
the rank and file of the workers ini
the packing industry.
As ballots for a referenidum on the
matter of applroving or rejecting the!
agreement were bIeing prepared,
Lane, representing the butcher work-i
men and somie other international ad-I
herents signed the agreement, caus-i
ing a rebellion in the ranks, it is as
Imimiediately thle outlawed councill
began an active organization cam
paign, with the result that within the
last three weeks 8.000 new members
.were added to the rolls.
New demands have been formulat
(Continued on Page Four.)
SHORT-WEIGHT LOOTEY SPRINGS
ANOTHER PROFITEERING STUNT
lictalis thnI I lirougih the oI perations of the people's city
markel, Williaii Loulotev, proprietor of LutLey's stores, has
sleadilV lust butsiess ant( is now lIn'ag an inlprof'itable winter
w\ilh gi'ieal sutppIlies oul ('acd goods on hand that he cannot
lislupose tI IIo lie lpeple ino nmalltei how low hec sets his price;
aitl futllher iitlieatiots lthat the samne L]oley, one-time food
adminilisl iatorl' ,1t liUnc. is violating the government's regula
lion setlling the i'tuail pri'ie ofl sugar at 1211/ cents a pound,
have comlo i light thrtought te revelations of C. H. Otis, 1934,
Adalitiis sl eeIt.
Oakland Police Unable to
Waapture Thugs Responsi
ble for the Death of Six
(Special United Press W\Vire.)
Oakland. Oct. 4.--W\Vith six per
sons killed and one other believed to
be dying, the police are endeavoring
to applehend Edward Wilson and
MAlrde Smiith, conductor antl inlspe'
Lor of the train which crashed into
the loaded automobile yesterday.
Following are the persons who
were killed when the train, loaded )
with armed thugs who had been
imported ito Oakland as strike
breakers, crashed into an atonlllo
hile, while the train was going at
the rate of 511 miles an hour.
A. MAlIKLEY, Oakland.
.J. F. BAIRI.M, Berkeley.
IMRS. AICE CASE, Berkeley.
RAYMOND WHITE, a student of
the University of California.
\WA T NERI VAN MANDERSCHIED,
student of the University of Cali-j
FRIIANCES WALL, Berkeley.
Miss Irma Warner was seriously
injurted, having received concussion
of the brain and a fractured knee.
After four days of negotiations,,
all hope for an early settlement of
the strike of street carmlen of the
Sanf Franlisco-Oakland Terminal
Railway is practically abandoned,
with tho refusal of the company to
guarantee reinstat lement of the
striking cmployes, pending arbitra
(Special IUnited Press Wire.)
Medford, Ore., Oct. 8.-Lieutenant
Webb, pilot of a l)eHavlland forest
patrol airplane, was killed near Gold
hill. HI-is engine died and the ma
chine crashed to earth in a tail spin. !
Observer McGinn was seriously in
Bosses Pay Scabs $80 a Week
But Refuse Union Printers $48
Seattle, Oct. S.---Employing print
ers have employed strikebreakers at
wages approximately $80 a week,
rather than pay the printing trades
a wage of $7 for a seven-hour day,
according to a statement by the al
lied printing trades strike commit
Crews of strikebreakers are said
by the strike committee to be work
ing in the printing plants of Pliny
L. Allen. Bert Swezesa. L. W. . Moul
ton, C. tH. Hanford. Bull Brothers
and others, imported fromn Chicago
with their round-irip expenses paid
and .it wages from. $40 to $60 a
week, double timne for overtime.
room and board at the Itanier-Grand
hotel, all of which, say the strike
committee, totais around $80 a
week per man.
The union rcpreasentatives point
out that the highest maximum askedt
by the local workers. to enforce
which they have been compelled to
strike for the past five weeks, is for'
$48 a week. The strike committee
issud t, statement Monday asking
the 'ollowing questions of unfair
S'Why do you bring these men
into the city at this enormous ex
The revelations of Mr. Otis in his
dealings with Lootey but bear out
the records in police court hearings
in the past, when Lootey has been
haled into court for permitting his
employes to sell rotten products at
prices charged for first-class stuff,
and show that in order to cover up
his triflings with the city, state and
governmental regulations, he refuses
to give customers who produce cer
lain products bills of sale.
According to Mr. Otis, who is a
mail carrier, earning the starvation
wages that a beneficient government
pays to its employes of the postal
service, he sent one of his small chil
dren to one of Lootey's stores on the
flat to buy 10 pounds of sugar. The
clerk at the stor
ed under the
famous food-price lodte
child that Looteys did not sell sugar
to anyone who could not show sales
bills showing that they were custom
ers of the institution. Accordingly
the child went home and got some
of the bills.
Returning to the store, 10 pounds
of sugar were purchased, for which
$1.45 was paid. In other words,
while the government has fixed the
maximum price for sugar at retail
at 132 tc per pound, Mr. Lootey was
and presumably is charging the
dupes who visit his places at the rate
of 14V2 cents a pound, two cents
over the government price.
And to cover up his increase over
the government price Mr. Lootey,
with the care which has character
ized his every action, whether in the
vestry of the church or in giving tes
timony before the police court, re
fuses to issue receipted sales bills
for sugar sold at the higher price.
And the reason for Mr. Lootey's
action in the matter of sugar is
Through the onslaughts of the
lBulletin, backed by the unanimous
support of the consumers of small
income in the city, the prices on all
articles of food have dropped. con
siderably within the last few months.
Especially have the prices on fruits,
stuch as grapes, apples, etc., dropped
and with the low prices every house
wife in the city, appreciating the
fact that at the first opportunity
Lootey and other profiteers of his
stamp will send prices skyhigh this
winter, is now engaged in preserv
ing such fruits as she may, and in
For the manufacture of preserves
Sand jelly sugar is needed.
Now, Mr. Lootey,'in line with the
custom of profiteers the country
over, looking forward to further op
portunities to increase his prices this
winter and not anticipating the stuc
cess of the city market, stocked up
heavily on canned goods. But the
(Continued on Page Four.)
pense when the price orf printing
since 1914 has raised 100 to 300 per
cent to consumers, while in the
same period the wages of printing
tradesmen have only been raised less.
than 50 per cent?
"How can you face the public and
ask public opinion to support you
in your fight against our demands
for living wages and shorter hours
withoit explaining to the public the
method by which you fix the prices
on printing and try to run every
honest competitor out of business it
he bids under the price you have
"How can you afford to pay strike
breakers $80 a week when you can
not, ycu say, afford to pay us $1
The strike committee has secured
the names of some of the strike
breakers imported from Chicago and
other Ioints in the east and pub
lished a list of' theme togethlr' pth
the place they are working. Anong
them are: Phil Mueller, prisa
at Lowman & Iii ato4; Willliam
Dorr. feeder at the Wa|hington En
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