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VOL. 111.-No. '115 .... --..BUTTE, M...A, . ... .. .. ... ...MER 31, 19` 0. r PRIE IV
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FRANCE AGAINST SCHEME
OF EARLY DISARMAMENT
'DO6 IN. MANGER'
ATTITUDE 5 IS
French Militarists Want to
Render Germany Help
less' to Resist Invasion
Before Giving Up Arms.
Paris, Dec. 8. --l!'rtnnec
will be glad to join in an in
teluatio1na' cllnfernce o0il
disarmament "when Ocr
mnanpockets have been emp
tied of concealed weapons,"
the French forcign office
told the United Press today.
A high official declared that
France had secretly begun
partial disarmament, but
that developments in cer
iumany' hld made it impossi
ble to proeeed with that
"If tihe IUnited States.
will join illn :orcing l'er
many to empty her pockets
of concealed pistols, France
will be delighted to join i
a general disarm a in ent"
scheme," lie said.
TALKS TO HARIDING.
Washington, Dec. 31.-- A proposal
that the United States enter negoti-i
tions with other nations for the re
duction of naval arnaleut.,a was i
dmade to Harding. yesterday by Rep-r
resentative Kelly-, mnember of the
house naval affairs committee, Koelly
said upon his return from Marion.
Kelly's proposal carried the con
dition, however, that all nations
should complete naval building pro
grams now authorized. When the
present program of 16 battlesh'ps
and cruisers is completed, Britain
and the United States will be about
on an even basis and no nation will
have naval supremacy, Kelly said.
HARIDIN( IFO'1 I)ISAIlMAME NT.
Marion, Ohio. Dec. 3 I--President
elect Harding will take steps toward
gradual disarmamlent early in his ad
ministration, according to authorita
tivo ilnfornataion here.
One nlove lnay be the suggestion
that world powers organize a dis
armament congress to work out a
scheme which will be generally ac
coptable. Disarmament occupies a
prominent place in the Ilarding plan
for an association of nations. He is
known to be convinced that some
'method of checking the race for larg
er navies must be found.
Congressional leaders familiar with
the situation are understood to have
recoumiended to Harding that lie take
action toward securing an an agreement
between the leading powers to limit
construction work already under way
and to lay no new keels. Ilarding,
however, has flatly declared for a
navy sufficient to protect the Ameri
can merchant mnarine and to afford
a depenidable defense to American
Lansing, Mich.. Dec. 31.-Officials
of the Reo Motor company say re
organization of the plant and not a
depression of the market is the rea
son w!ly they have shut down for a
Italian PW/Io ers Made Victims
of Frdani-Up in New England;
State Tampers With Evidence;
ly JOHN N1 IALOLAlS BFFEIL.
(Staff Wliter. the Fcde'ttced Press.)
B1rocktou. Mass., Dec. 31.-Alle
gations that certain shotgun shells
used as evidence in the trial of
Bartholomew Vanzetti were tam
pered with by the prosecution will
form the basis of- an appeal for a
new rial for this labor organizer,
to be made within a few days by
Attorney William J. Callahan of
Brockton and his associate, Fred
-'ý4ia4ntoautton, plus a remarkable
--"-t .--fallesgd hapueningas behind
closed44doors in the jury room, bas
Stirred .Brockton. One year ago the
FR EUENSTEIN IN
Attempt to Put Over Deal
With Bonding Company
and to Put People In on
Courthouse Deal Fought.
In his last appearance as city alder
m1nc1 previous to itassulilg ai place on
tie beoard of county colmmissioners,
Alderman Louis Freudenstein last
night successfully combatted propos
als of the city administration to move
the city offices to quarters in the
courthouse without first finding to
what extent the Iaxpayers would be
involved financially, and defeated a
plan to spend $6,000 of the taxpay-I
ers' money merely lo obtain a com
pitn'tion of outstanding city warrants
and an opinion by a bonding coin
pany attorney on the legality of the
funding bond issue that has already
been decided favorably to the city
by the state supreme court.
In the matter of the removal of
the city offices, Alderman Fretuden
stein declared that the estimates fur
nished by City Building Commission
er Billinlgs as to the probable cost
of making repairs and reiodeling
the quarters in tihe courthouse pro-,
posed to be occupied by tihe city of
tices, failed to contain estimates on
a iumber of the proposed city office
sites, for instance the police head-1
quarters and the city courtroom. He
declared that before ihe would vote
for the removal suggestion he boe
lieved tIhe council should have the'
full estimates of the cost of remod
elling before it.
lit the other proposal, the council
mlten, as a committee of the whole at
a meeting in the ma:yor's office pre
vious to the regular council session:
favoetld a, pla to pay to Ferris &
Hiardgrove of Spokane, the sum of
$6,000 for a compilation of the out
standing city warrants and for an
opinion by the bonding colupany's at
[torney on the legality of the fund
iug bond issue.
In his opposition to the plan, Aid
ernian Freudenstein declared that
insofar as he could see, the proposal
I merely meant paying to the bond
ing company $6,000 uselessly. lie
pointed to the fact that the city
treasurer's office was, or should be
competent to compile a complete list
of all city warrants outstanding with
out further cost to the city. lie de
clared the opinion of the bonding
comlpany's attorney as to the legal-,
ity of the bond issue wbuld be use
less, in that a favorable opinion had
already been received by the city
from the supreme court and that the
opinion of the one bonding attorney
would have no favorable effect, to
ward guaranteeing the sales of the
The matter was re-referred to the
city attorney for investigation after
Alderman Freudenstein had also
pointed to hie fact that tlhe city
council was unable legally to enter
into a contract for any sum in ex
cess of $250 without first advertis
ing for bids.
HUiNRED ARMED IUARDS
PATROL INFECTED AREA
Chicago, Dec. 31.--Ono11 hun'dred
armed guards are patrolliug southern
half of East Chicago, in order to en
force a quarantine which was estab
lished following an outbreak of five
cases of smallpox. The authorities
are considering the shutting down of
the steel mills of East Chicago until
the epidemic is checked.
erimo occurred for which V'anzutti'
was convicted and sentenced to 1I
years in Charlestown prison. On
Dec. 24, bandits attempted to hold
up the payroll truck of the L. Q.
White Shoe company in ]3rldgewa
Callahan and Moore will clharge
that Vanzetti was convicted on evi
dence.. fave or real, which was
never introduced in open court. That
evidence, they will contend. was re
vealed to the jurors 'aiter they r"had
retired from the courtroom to toe
liberate-and the Boetn attorneys
(Continued on Page Three.?,
A Happy New Year-- We Hope
With the world in turmoil and with the echoes of the last titanic struggle hardly stilled,
militarists of many of the bigger nations girding their loins afresh for more slaughter;
with the nations of the earth, bankrupted by unprecedented expenditures for munitions,
devising ways and means to raise further billions for more munitions; with millions of
workers denied employment, faced by the grim specters of starvation, sickness and death,
while a comparatively small group c rexploiters revel in excess of plenty, the dawning
of the New Year would seem to hold little in the way of hope for a readjustment that
would bring relief to the masses-of Europe, America and Asia alike.
And still, the passing of the old year and the dawning of the new unconsciously raises in
our breasts the hope for better things, a surcease from the trials and tribulations that have
beset our steps during the past year. It is this attribute of all humanity-the well spring
eternal of Hope-that has made Man rise supreme--eventually--above all obstacles;
that has been responsible for the spread of our so-called civilization; that has, after
centuries of oppression, brought freedom to some subject races and that inspires others
still subject to continue under adversity their struggle for freedom and liberty. It is this
spirit of Hope that finally brought the peasants of Russia, illiterate and untutored, un
versed in the ways of politics, diplomacy or skilled warfare, to overthrow the most au
tocratic absolutism in Europe; that has led these same peasants to grope in the darkness
until, at last, they are in a fair way to realize their ideal of absolute freedom and equal
ity; that has held them steadfast to their purpose, despite the pdwerful opposition of
those to whom freedom of the proletariat from their exploiters is distasteful and hateful.
It is this same spirit of Hope eternal that has led, for instance, the people of downtrodden
Erin to struggle through more than seven centuries, in 'the face of bitter persecution, of
rapine, murder and the sword, toward the goal of freedom.
And so, despite the dark outlook for the masses as revealed by the momentary lifting of
the veil which covers the coming year; in spite of hardships, persecution and auguries of
continued oppression on an even greater scale, we still may hope-hope for that day when
the Brotherhood of Man will be an accomplished fact, when there 'will be no privileged
class to revel in juxury and plenty while other billions of fellow humans are born, exist
and die in squalor and poverty. We hardly expect that this ideal condition will arrive dur
ing the year about to dawn, nor in the year after that, but we have the hope that some day
it will come.
So following immemorial custom, let us do our bit toward keeping alive that spark of
Hope. In the midst of hardships ancd iffering, lIt us cast our. eyes. forward and not
back; let us attempt to pierce the dark clouds that confront us in the thought that some
where, sometime, there may be a rift in that awesome cloud through which the light of
the sun of the coming day will be revealed to us in all its majestic splendor.
We wish you, fervently and hopefully, a Happy New Year.
IN WEST VIRCINIA
Arrested and Deported
Without Trial; No Ex
planation Is Given.
St. Albans, Vt., Dec.. -1.-John L.
Spivak, an American new;paper man,
has been deported from the Onited
States by federal immigration offi
cials after having bee iimprisouned
virtually inconmmunicado for four
days. Spivak has done publ:eit y work
for the West Virginia miner.:!
The deportation- order followed
two private hearings at which he was
quizzed about his political bellefs,
emphasis being laid as to whether'he
believed in the overthrow of the gov
ernennt and the assassination of
public officials. No explanation of his
deportation was given, except that
his American citizenship was doubt
Spivak was forbidden to attempt
to re-enter thie I nited States on pen
alty of arrest and imprisonment. He
was arrested whilo leaving for Deans
Lake for a temporary stay by Immi
gration Inspector C. D. Phelps of the
ISt. Albans bureau. ie was removed
Ifrom the train at. the Canadian-.
American boundary line and taken
to St. Albans.
Rlequests that the immigration ol
ficials pertmit himn to obtain counsel
and to communicate with the immi
gration officials at Washington were
flatly refused. He was given a hur
ried hearing, at which a stenographer
took notes poly when requested by
Fai'dr andl continued coldyr.
PAPER FUND DRIVE
The donations to the Paper Fund to date areu
Previously Colleted... ...... ................. - .............................................. - 11,458.1 6
- Shattuck'Oonstruction Co. Workers, Plumas Co., Cal............................. 104.50
Today's Donations................................ ................. 6.00
Total - -...... . .................. .......................... . $11,568.668
In order to ]emlit tlhe et
ployes of The Bulletin tIPublish
ing conlllpaJuy to devote the en
tire day to mlain.ig plans as to
how ht,ý t mnake the colling year
happy, there will be no issue of
The lltulletin published tomor
row, January 1, 1921. The edi
torial, business and incchanical
forces will be granted a full hol
iday. The t.ext issue of The BtiI
latin will appear on Monday,
Januay , 1921.
MEDDOLERS' TO HOLO B1Gi
'FEED' IS NEW YEAR SITUNT'
Elalt ;l;, preparations h;at( beenI.n
made by The MIetllers." a social
organization, for a banquet to be held
Sthis cvuning at 124 South Montana
L street f,\ elcome thile New Year and
- speed II. old. The banquel!('t, which
ht as b1in .arranged by Louis Kohl. is
oe teet il i. begin several hours after
mllidnigl Amlllong 1thoe who arl'e ex
3 pected to ,C present are:
B ill 1., ,llner, Andy Anlllerwald,
Frank I' linl, F'ranlk Lecber, Louis
.Kohl, i,, Sabitzcr, Bians IBerger,
Geotrg h!,np, J. it. IRudman, W\il
liam I. Jrhins, Jack McCarthy. Roy!
M acG it;:r. Ole Olson. John I'olz and
I John T:r': of Twin Bridges.
i THE U1NXI"AIt LIST.
I) .tri. Dec. 1.---Organized labor)
t herte placed the Lincoln Manu
y facturi:. company. chandelier man-
uf(actrl r , on its unfair list because'
tha;lt. Iii:: locked out union imetal
polish- who refused to accept a
t wage i' diction.
Silver Bow Laborites, Will
Hold Grand Ball in Con
junction With the Central
The regular icveting of the SilverI
Bow blranc.h of the ll lontana abori
League was held last neveting iii
The resignation of Johll O'Leary
who has been acting as secretary of
the organization since its inception.t
was received aid a accepted. Joeepi
Murray was elected to act as -sere
tary until the iiext regular meLting,
which will take place Thursday next,
Jan. 61th, when the election of of
ficers for thc ensuing year will be
A conunllittee from tlhe Trades
Conllcil andl the Labor Leagtue are
proceeding with arrangements to hold
a grand ball on the night of Jaun
26th, at the Odeon hall, for the bonie
fit of the Butte Daily Bulletin.
SEATTLE LABOR UIIES
RELEASE OF POLITICALS
l(ly the Fedorated Press.)
Seatl tl, Dee. 31.--Ininiediatl am
.inest.y to all political prisoners now
bei)ng hIeldl in this country, includl
inug.1. 1V. W. convicted lunder war
timen mlnhiausures, is asked in a t-le:
grtnu sent to President Wilson fol
i lowintg passage of a resolution at a
imass megting in the Seattle Laior
IRISH CHIEFTAIN OUTWI
BRITISH SECRET SERIE
New York, Dec. 31.-Eamonn De Valera, president of
the Irish republic, has returned to Ireland, his secre
tary, Harry Boland, announced this afternoon.
Secretary Boland refused to say when or where De
Valera landed. It is assumed he went as a member of
a crew of a trans-Atlantic liner.
More than a week ago an English correspondent cre
ated a sensation when he declared positively that De.
Valera was en route from New York to Ireland. Whiale
British officials scouted the story it was declared that
British secret service agents were warned to be on the
lookout for the Irish president.
Stories differed as to the port at which De Valera
was expected to land. Some reports said he was expect
ed to land at Cherbourg. It was later officially an
nounced, however, that De Valera was not on board
any of the ships at sea at the time the correspondent's
revelation was made.
Secretary Boland at the time declared that De Va
lera was in seclusion "in the country" outside of
New York, gaining strength for another trans-conti
nental speaking tour of the United States.
WILSON SIGNS BILL GIVING
RELIEF TO WESTERN MINERS
Washington, Dec. 31.-Wilson signed the Henderson
mining bill, granting temporary relief to those miners
who have been unable to do the required representa
tion work on their claims during the last year.
WILD PARTY FOR
Returning Saloon Men Are
Welcomed With Uproari
ous Celebration; Threaten
liurley, \Vis.. Dec. 31.-Tho return
of the prodigal sons was celobrated
last night by the "toughest town on
the range." This logging camp, not
ed throughout the northwest for its
"wido-olpnness," welcomed home 37
salqon keepers and 17 bartenders ar
rested by federal agents, who were
taken to Ashland for arraignment on
prohibition charges, with a party, the
equal of which the bldest settlers
say they' never saw.
Federal agents did not seize all the
libuor in Hurley by a wide margin.,
judging froln the size of, the cele
bration. Even outsiders had little
trouble obtaining liquor.
Crowds five deep stood in front of
Ithe( bars and in back rooms. Roli
lotte, dice and card games progressed.
The chief topic of conversation
was what would be done to federal
agents if they canme back.
MJILK IACTORIIES ("LOSE.
T''ruro, Nola Scotia, Dec. 31.-
"Present market conditions" mauke it
niecesary to close down the con
delnsed milk factories of tie lBorden
Milk comlpany in Tlro and three
other Canadian cities for the next 60
days, officials of the comlpany say.
Britain and FranggJar Soviet .".
Federation of .le Baltic IStates,
Which Is in Course of Formatio,
N iiv iork,'11cc. 1 J . --According to
!\a tt r )ulrant y, -':iris correspondent;
of thi "Ne. York T'imes," it Is prc
dic.tld that within three months the
Soviet i'ederatiou will include f'eval,
Itiga and KoV:no, with the laltic sea
once more the we:tera boundary of
_Ru-sia. Duranty writes:
"Such events as my informant
foresees would raise seriious' prob
Ilinms for not only Frai eo snd Great
Britain, but for the United States.
To Great Britain the entry of the
1Baltic states into the Soviet Federa
'tion would mean the abandonment of
NEW YORK PL S
Labor and Liberal Organ
izations Will Oppose the
Deportation of Ludwig.
New York, Dec. 31.-Plans for a
large protest meeting against the ,e
portation of Ludwig C. A. K. MaJi
tens, representative of the Ruslian
Soviet government. are beiig m,.de
by a committee of delegates fromin
,various national organizations, whi.el
state that they believe the depioEt.*
tion of Martens will bring about su9t.
strained relations between this dd0tin
try and Russia that it will be Imrp.O5
sible to resume trade relationl atthis
The organizations co-operating are
the American Labor Alliance' for
I Trade Relations with Russia, the Civil
Liberties Union, the American Wnom
en's Emergency committee and the
Soviet Russia W'edical Relief.
SSAME ,OLD STORY.
SChicago, Dec. 31.-It will cost less
in 1921 to give your best friend..the
shirt off your back, The Maplk attan
Shirt company announced a 50: per
cent reduction in prices..
F4)1M Y BURNT TO DEAT1..'
- Fairfield, Conn., Dec. 31.-An en
tire family of seven were. wifedi- opt
today by-fire. The victims were Feolj
Yackimovitch, 54, and his three sons
and three daughters.
her dreaun of control over 'Ru # >
"The little states of tho $1
were, ij the main, the creatf
1ungland and far-sighted
statesmen hoped that if thy,
bo assured of indepcdonut a
it would give Engldand au ur
position toward Russia, boti;
spects intluence, axt4.t
year' ago the Britishi
completed am t i
agreeioiont wttIL- l
would huci8tiat S4it4
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