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LEAGUE IS UNAMERICAN
Great Powers Will Not Consent to Changes in Interest
of Weaker Peoples---Senator Hiram Johnson in Butte
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LYING PAMPHLETS ARE,
NOW BEING CIRCULATED
(Special United Press Wire.)
Pij lshlirgil, ctd. 1O.--Charging distribution o a ut' 11 ii prop
a gill da, leaders in' thIe steel st(rike have pirotcsted against tlie
cII'clltlatill f lhaiiIb1' lls i [ll whichtle stiikers are ug l to(1 cot
declare thlese Ipamlpllets ar e hclilg diistributed bIy the op~er'ators
ill a. Iricili ettoi It toI c tae fric ition between hitrike is and]
their elders tlr Ic llrediluldltei Ile ihIrIe a tmniid that amiity
ifreignleris il som1e district s tire storlmling tih otfices of thieir
districts leide Ill cOll>plidcl wvitih tile cireli ulars- rleqlest.
Riotingll b101k( 4n1at Ctlairton. Ilear herie. this llloPJ11llg, wheni
several foreigners it is alleged, ex
pressed their intentions of return
ing to work. One man was shot and
seriously wounded, three were
stabbed and many were beaten, when
state troops appeared on the scene
and attempted to restore order.
MORE BRUTAL THAN (tOSSACIiS.
(Special to The ;lulletin.)
Pittsburgh, Pa.-"More brutal
than the German uhlans raiding Bel
gium! Worse than the Don cossachs
in the days of the czars!"
That's how John Fitzpatrick, lead
er of the great steel strike, describes
tiw Pennsylvania state constabulary.
And these mounted men are the
supreme representatives of law in
They're picked men on picked
horses. They're especially trained
for their job.
Each man is armed with a long
riot club, a big caliber pistol, and a
repeating shotgun loaded with buck
shot. The shotguns are carried in
saddle boots, and they're the most.
wicked short-range weapons ever in
Efficient? No doubt of it. Penn
sylvania officials boast they're the
"finest body of men in the world de- t
tailed for law enforcement." But its
the manner of this enforcement---A
law defying enforcement-that rous- i
es public condemnation.
The strikers, many of them for
eigners, are getting from these state I
troops a distorted idea of how we do
things in America.
Gov. William Sproul wrote to Wil-t
liam Z. Foster, secretary of the strike
committee and head of the strike or
ganization in the Pittsburgh district,
warning him that severe measures
would be taken to suppress disorder
in any form.
Foster replied that all the disor
ders thus far reported had been in
spired by the state police, and that
the strikers were doing all in their
power to. keep the peace in spite of 1
A committee of labor leaders call
ed on William S. Haddock, sheriff of
Allegheny county, demanding pro
tection from the raids of the con
stabulary, and this is the story, told
by Eugene La Branch of the boiler
makers' union, of one incident.
This and many similar occasions.
the union men say they are prepared
to report in detail to the proper au
thorities and to back up their charg
es with sworn statements of reliable
Clairton now has the reputation of
a rough town in a strike. It is re
ferred to as a center of disorder.
What happened in Clairton is told
by La Branch.
"No orders to disperse had been
given. The first we knew the horses
were upon us.
(Continued on Page Two.
Former Mayor Investigates,i'
Then Apologizes to Townley
Fargo, Minn.. Oct. 1 0.-- --Hecent
de vcrlopments in many sections of
Minnesota where President A. C.
'Townley of the Nonpartisan league
was barred from speaking two years
ago indicate that there has been a
change of sentiment toward hint
and concerning the mlovement he
Proof of this change of heart is
indicated in letters being received
by the league leader from men who
formerly were bitterly opposed to
him and the doctrines he advocated.
Among others received is one from
a former mayor of Fergus Falls,
Minn.. Leonard Erickson, who, in
a letter of invitation to TQwnley to
attend the fair- at Fergus Falls,
which opened Oct. 2, suggests that
a Two Machines Fail to Re
l port. May Have Been
Lost in Snowstorms in
(Special United Press Wire.)
Chicago, Oct. 10.-The two lead
- ers the ocean-to-ocean air derby re
e sumed their journeys across the con
tinent early today. Lieutenant May
s nard, en route to San Francisco,
L rested at Cheyenne, Wyo., during the
night. He plans to sleep in San
At Des Moines, Ia., Captain Smith.
e leader of the western contingent en
o route to New York, said 'he hoped
to make Cleveland by tonight. O0
the planes which started in the race,
all except two of then were ac
counted for early today. -
The two machines which left Salt
Lake ,City and piloted by Lieuten
r ants Hall and Fuen, had failed to
report and it is feared they were
lost in a snowstorm which swept the
Rockies yesterday and last night.
The contestants have been ordered
to make no attempt to land at Ash
burn field here, as rains have made
"FLYING PARSON" DELAYED.
Cheyenne,' Oct. 10.-Lieutenant
Maynard, the "flying parson," lost
his lead in the air race when a seri
ous motor trouble developed with
his plane. He estimated that hlie
, would be delayed at least two hours.
e MINERS' STRIKE IN
11 According to dispatches rece1iv(ed
s by the Bulletin from Burke, Idaho,
the miners' strike in the Coeur d'
o Alene district was called off on Wed
ine'sday Oct. 8.
t Townley be one of the speakers ion
f the official program. The former
mayor goes on to state in his letter
that farmers from far and near are
bent mn hearing Townley at the fair.
a It closes with an apology for i is
I action as mayor of Fergus Falls in
October of 1917 when, under the
mayor's signature, the league leader
s was ,otified that if he (Townley i
I: ttempted to speak in Fergus Falls,
a as advertised, the police would en
a force the written mandate barring
Townlev's proposed speech in Fer
i gus Falls.
Erickson admits his error and
a cpenly states that he investigated the
a Nonpartisan league and the charac
ter of President Townley thorough
ly before taking the above action.
ENDEAVORING TO DISCOURAGE STRIKERS
WORKED AS A
Says Oft-Written Story of
His Cubship Is "the
Bunk." Royal Party Ar
rives in Oakland Today.
(Special to The Bulletin.)
En route with King Albert. Oct.
10.-Previous to reaching Rieno,
Nev., today, Albert, king of the Bel
gians, exploded the hoary story that
he had worked as a cub reporter on
i one of the Minneapolis dailies. Al
bert declared that while he believed
newspaper reporters were all wise,
their oft-written stories cf his cub
ship on the Minneapolis daily was
The king, who, with his queen and
their son, visited Salt Lake yester
-day incognito devoted the major por
Stoin of his utterances for the public
today to his impressions of the coun
try over which he and the queen have
traveled. He particularly declared
himself pleased with the number of
schoolhouses seen from the train.
He declared that the presence of the
schoolhouses, often the largest build
ing in the towns through which lie
has passed, had shown him the rea
son for the uniform intelligence of
the members of the American expe
ditionary forces in Europe.
"There are schoolhouses every
where," said the king.
The royal party will reach Oak
land, Cal., this afternoon.
SIX MEN KILLED
IN BOILER EXPLOSION
(Special United Press Wire.)
Philadelphia, Oct. 10.-Six men
are reported killed and five are said
to be dying as a result of a boiler
explosion on the oil steamer Chest
nut, Hill early this morning. The
dead and injured were members of
the crew. It is reported that many
i others were badly burned. The ves
sel was getting up steam to depart
Ifor Mexico when the explosion oc
DELEGATES TO CONFERENCE
SUBMIT MANY PROPOSALS
Washington, Oct. 10.--Many pro
posals, all of which are designed to
bring about better relations between
employer and employe, have been
laid before the national conference.
The proposals which have been pre
sented by the different groups of del
Arbitration of the nation-wide
steel strike; an industrial truce,
starting immediately and continuing
for three months; creation of an ar
bitration board by the president and
congress, to include among its- mem
bers, all former presents and a plan
for arbitration boards in the various
First Concrete Action.
The first' concrete action was tak
en when the conference adopted a
motion by Thomes L. Chadbourne. a
representative of the public, which
provided that a committee, consisting
of three members from each of the
groups, be appointed to investigate
the high cost of living.
Bernard M. Baruch, chairman of
the public group, made the proposal
for the industrial truce, while Sam
uel Gompers, president of the Amer
ican Federation of Labor and chair
man of the labor group, proposed ar
bitration of the steel strike.
Gavin McNab of San Francisco
proposed the permanent arbitration
Mr. Gompers' board for arbitration
of the steel stfike would be com
posed of six members, two to be ap
pointed by each of the three groups
in the conference-capital, labor and
Mr. Compers also presented a reso
V Moran's Braves Take Decid
ing Game of Series From.
White Sox by a Score of
10 to 5.
a Bulletin's pecial Service.(
in Chicago, Oct. 10.- With the winl
1- ning of the eighth game by the Cin
,d cinnati Reds yesterday, the world'sI
e, championship pennant will fly from
- the staff at Red.lands nark next sea
as son. Chicago today is stunned with
the humiliating defeat administeredt
id to the Soxmen by Morau's braves
r- Befole ysterday'y .decisive ga.ue,
i the 'hicago fans were c('Onfident
n- that Tlihe Sox would continuc their
e winni ng streak and take tihe eighth
d game. It was conceded that the
of Reds might win the ninth and final
n. game, but all Chicago's hopes were
1' centered on a victory yesterday.
- Wheni the RIeds walloped the ball
te for four runs in the first haltf of
a- the first inning the hopes of the
of Chicagoans received a jolt, but none
e- doubted that the Sox would tie the
score and be able to put over the
Y- winning run. As the Reds con
tinued to wallop the ball and ran
k- their score up to 10 runs in the
eighth, Chicago fans became ac
quainttd with old man Gloom, who
stayed with them until the end of
the last frame when the Sox were re
tired without a chance to stage the
batting rally which had been counted
Anno;,uncement was made that
each of the 24 Sox players will re
ceive $3.254.36. while the victori
ous itedlegs will each receive $5,
tn 207.01 as the result of the Reds'
id share being uivided into 22% shares.
er The total attendance at the eight
,t- games was given as 236,928. The
to total receipts, exclusive of the war
of tax, amounlted to $722,414.
ly The odd division of the RIeds'
s- tmolne' was~ brought about by the
rt vote of the team members to allot
c- (Continued on Page Four.)
(Cotatittued on Page Four.)
lution embodying 11 fundamental
principles. which, he emphasized, had
the unanimnlus approval of the labor
group. inchtlding the representativesi
of the four railroad brotherhoods.,
Right it wage earners to orgaizOe.
(Continued on Page Six.)
UNIONS TO WITHDRAW
(Spceci;,: 'nited Press Wiie.)
Oakland I. Oct. 10. .--Sccretau.r
Sp[ooner1ll' ofhe (entral Labor
Council ha Irefutel the statement
which Iht made Wbefore the city
council, in which he said "the
striker, intelntled to arm them
selves it lI( police continued to
club strike syympathizers," but in
tiltatetl Ihat "differtn lines"
would I. ;ateltptced to get aid
from the trIl'lllel's international.
He said the labor council had
decided It, u'ge all unions affili
ated with the council, to with
draw ltteoi-its fromi all banks ex
cept the Ianik of Italy. He stated
that thetre were 6( labor 'organiza.
tions and their members who
would tit, this.
COAL OUESTION IS
TAKEN UP BYi
Consumers Send Message to
Montana Trade Commis
sioner Asking When the
Price Is Coming Down.
The Blltte COllonsumeirs' league at
thleir last meeting took upi the ques
tion of the price of coal in Butte and
ilhe officers of thie league were in
structed to send a wire to the Mion
nllla Trade comlmission at Helena, in
an effort to find out what. time their
order of Sept. 19, would go into of
fect. Below we print the message
sent by the league, also the one re
ceived froml the trade commission:
Oct. 9, 1919.
"Montana Trade Commission,
"Helena, Montana. -.. .-.. -
"Please wire immediately the ex
act date of your lowered prices oil
coal to conform with your order of
Sept. 19. Thousands of families are
awaiting this order before buying
their winter supply of coal. Coal
going up periodically in Butte and
other points in the state and $14 coal
talked of for November delivery.
"The 1918 basis you mention is
without all reason, and we believe
you will make the order on Montana
coal of not over $7.50 per ton to con
"BUTTE CONSUMERS' LEAGUE."
The Consumers' league, this morn
ing received the following from the
Montana Trade commission:
Helena, Mont., Oct. 10, 1919.
"Butte Consumers' League,
"Your wire of October 9th re
ceived. Answering fully by mall.
"MONTANA TRADE COMMISSION."
The Butte Consumers' league is
also in receipt of a letter from the
department of justice, in Washing
ton, D. C., regarding the distribution
of sugar to wholesalers and retail
ers. In this letter, received today,
the league is referred to the sugar
equalizing board ill New York, as it
is working under jurisdiction of the
tUnited States department of justice.
This letter was called forth by a let.
ter from the league asking why su
gar was reported as being sold in
New York at 18 pounds for a dollar,
and 6 2-3 pounds to 8 pounds in!
ONE KILLED WHEN
(Special United Press Wire.)
San Francisco, Oct. 10.---Colonel
Robert Thornburgh, commandant of
the Letterman general hospital here
is dead and six persons are suffering
from minor injuries as a result of an
automobile accident last night, when
the machine in which Thornburgh
was riding. crashed into a municipal
bus. F. W. Carey, driver of the ma
lline which Thorn )burgh occupied
and James Lawless, drll'ivers of the
bus. are both charged with man
slaughter, due to conflicting state
ments by witnesses.
WITH DEAD AND INJURED
San Francisco. Oct. 10.--Carrying
SO casuals and 18 dead soldiers of
the American expeditionary forces in
Siberia, the transport Sherman has
arrived here. Red Cross workers
who were aboard the boat say con
ditions which the soldiers are forced
to undergo in Siberia are almost in
(Special United Press Wire.)
Vienna. Oct. 10.-A rumor circu
lated here, reports the assassination
of Gabrielle d'Annunzio at Flume.
Fair and cooler.
iTHOUSANDS TURN OUT TO
HEAR CALIFORNIAN SPEAK
Ilefore an andience which packed the Broadway theater to
Sits idoor. SeIlnlr Hiram Jiohison of .alil'ornia today spoke in
oppousiiilun it President W\ilson's league o'f lnlations. The sen
atlor's speechl in Inte111 was dlu . o aIl e(lr by the ranilroad book
ig olIt' ice ill S lpokanel. wh\lich eisedl Ilithe scnatorto o lay over in
HIllle u intil l lighlt.
The senator a'rrived overl the Milwaukee hrailroad shortly
;d' eH 11 . 'cl ,ck tloday. H-e was: m1e att the station by the A.
(C. aI lall 1 ) , a group oflI' mtarchei s which included in i.s ranks
I1ilny of the ipre ier repjliii.alus l(ld democraOl s of tie c(ounty.
Rocco Marmorale Asks for
$100,000 Damages From
Intermountain Pub. Co.
and Its Two Editors.
All Butte and particularly the re
turned soldiers are interested today
in the suit filed yesterday by Attor
ney Harrison J. Freeburn on behalf
of '3ergeant Rocco Marmorale
against the Inter-Mountain Publish
ing company, publishers of the Butte
Daily Post; Charles T. Shearer and
John H. Durston, editors. Marmor
ale's suit is one in which he asks
for $100,000 damages from the pub
lishing company and from each of
the editors because of a news article
which appeared in the Post on the
day .;ollowing Marmorale's failure
to secure citizenship in District
Judge Lamb's court.
Marmorale, who rose to the rank
of sergeant in the American expedi
tionary forces and who was dis
charged from Ihe alnrmy because of
wounds received in battle, with the
notation, "excellent." on his papers.
was refused citizenship by Judge
Lamb on Sept. 22. On the follow
ing day a story appeared in the
Daily Post to which Marmorale
Damages in the sum of $100,000
a gainst the publishing company, Mr.
I.)urston alnd Mr. Sheare'r are asked.
That the defendant. Inter-Mtoun
fain Publishing company, is now
and at all times herein mentioned
was a corporation, duly organized
and existing by virtue of the lawsi
of the state of Montana, and is now
and at nil times hereiu mentioned
was the proprietor and publisher of
a daily newspaper, called the Butte
Daily Post, printed at the city of
Butte, county of Silver Bow, state
of Montana, and published and cir
culate'l throughout the entire stalte
of Monltana, and more particularly
in the couonty of SilIer Bow, state
(Continued on Page Two.)
In the Amrin Murder Case
The An'rin murder case in Judge
Lynch's (court is tealring its end.
ClOsing .rgiltniiits by attorneys are
in progress this afternoon, and the
case will raich the jury before night.
IWilliam Antrin was charged with
Sshooting Maurice Hayes, a youth of
18. early on the morning of June
d 1. inflicting wounds from which
SHaye< died a week later in St. James
hospital. The shooting occurred on
the street near 15 West Porphyry.
Hlyes. in his dying statements to
his mother, sister and a deputy
t county attorney, claimed that the
Skuilling was unprovoked, that Am
rin maliciously pursued him down
the street, shooting as he ran and
inflicting the fatal wound.
The defendant, William Amrin,
From the depot the senator was es
corted through the downtown streets
to th,' Thornton hotel, where tem
porary headquarters were opened.
Fronm the opening of the quarters
until late this afternoon the sena
tor's rooms in the Thornton were
besieged by many prominent demo
racts of the city. The Tornton lobby
took on the appearance of a demo
cratic caucus as those most promin
ent in democratic politics in the city
crowded in to-pay-their respects to
President Wilson's most ardent op
Shortly before 2 o'clock the crowd
gathered at the hotel, augmented by
thousands more, marched to the
Broadway, where on short notice
Senator Johnson addressed a record
crowd. The senator's address was
"When the president holds aloft
his treaty of peace and says to you,
as he said all over this nation, that
it represents American idealism, that
it is shot through with American
principles, that it is permeated with
American altruism, he is speaking,
1 think, ironically to the American
people. It presents nothing of the
sort. It represents, as I will demon
strate by his own words, not Ameri
can principles, not American ideal
ism, not American altruism, but it
represents the secret treaties and
the secret bargains that were made
between the co-belligerents before
we entered the war. That is what
it represents. It is written around
the secret treaties which were made
by Great Britain, France, Italy and.
Japan-the secret treaties that we
know nothing of. that were made
before we ever becamie participants
in the conflict.
"The first vote that I cast in the
United States senate was east for
war. The first vote that I had in
this afficial capacity was cast upon
my judgment and upon my con
science for that great conflict. And
I reme mber the days that succeeded
the casting of that vote. I was ex
ultant with the idea of rendering
some service to my country in this
great world conflict, and in those
days immediately following the dec
larati in of war, I recall the events
as if they were of yesterday or yes
ternight. I have a seat at the very
end if the senmi-circle in the United
States senate, just under the rostrumn
of thle vice-president. I recall, in
the ,early days of our declaration of
war, Balfour, of England, coming
through the door there, passing by
my se it, and mounting that rostrum.
And :,o jealous is the United States
senate of its traditions that no nman
had ever stood in that place since
Lafayette. And I remember how I
listened to Balfour's eloquent words
about how his nation was fighting
(Continued on Page Two.)
put up the plea. of self-defense. His
attorneys. Maurice English and
SGeorge Bourquin Jr.. produced ser
eral witnesses to substantiate his
claims. Amrin, on the stand in his
I own behalf, told how three men
came that night to the house or Mrs.
SMaggie Farlinger, into whose home
t he had just movued his belongings,
a and asked for him, but being met
at the door by Mrs. Farlinger and
told that he was not in, had gone
away. He saia that they came back
again in half an hour or so and
commenced to batter and kick the
front door.- Alarmed, Amrin seized
I his hat ana gtn and started to go
I out the back aoor, in order to get
(Continued on Page Two.)0