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THE BUTTE I8NT5 MO EV U IN TALR.P
VOLXXII NO. 185 WEATHER FORECAST. BUTTE, MONTANA, TUESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 21, 1902. FAIR, WARMER PRICE FIVE CEN PRESIDENT SCALLON TELLS WHERE THE AMALGAMATED COPPER COMPANY STANDS ON IMPORTANT MATTERS The following statement is respectfully submitted to the citizens of Butte and the people of Montana, in view of the at tacks which are being made upon the Amalgamated company, and the reports which have been spread concerning its alleged designs: The policy which we are, and have been endeavoring to pur sue, is one of appeasement, of conciliation and of good will, wherever possible. The Amalgamated is not a political organiza tion. It has no quarrel with the democratic party; it has no quarrel with the republican party, nor with any other legitimate political organization. Its purposes are industrial. Its aims and desire are that it be allowed to pursue its business without unjust attacks. It is its privilege to protect its property and its rights. It must and will stand for their protection. Our companies constitute the largest industrial interests and enterprises in the state. Our industrial policies have for their object the development of the resources of the state; our companies have invested millions of dollars in Montana. We are entitled to the right guaranteed by the constitution of Montana that, "right and justice shall be administered without sale, de nial or delay." We ask for no special favors and for no privileges not accorded to all, but we are entitled to the same rights as every other citizen and corporation. We ask for nothing more; we should be given nothing less. With regard to labor, our record speaks for itself. It should not be necessary to notice the malicious reports put in circula tion by evilly disposed people for the purpose of filling the peo ple's minds with apprehension and dread. The eight-hour law was put into effect by us without any re duction of wages, without even a suggestion of a desire to de crease wages. It was put into effect without questioning its validity. It went into operation in the mines on February 1, 1901, three months before the law itself took effect. Its introduc tion in the smelters -ommenced at the same time and gradually proceeded to completion before the law became effective. I have already publicly declared the settled policy of the Amalgamated on this question. It has been determined definitely and finally so far as our companies are concerned. The eight hour system will forever remain in force. It is of no interest to us whether the law be constitutional or not. It is of no interest to us whether the law shall remain on the statute book or not. The action we took was not decided upon lightly, nor without full consideration. The rule would not be changed even if the law were held unconstitutional or were repealed. ACCEPT THE SCHEME TO ARBITRATE OUESTION Miners Decide to Let Com mittee Named by Roosevel Act in the Matter. UNANIMOUS VOTE TAKEN IN WILKESBA.,RE HALL Mitchell States the Case to the Conven tion of the Men Who Have Made Such a Stubborn Fight and the Rep resentatives of Local Unions Think They Can Safely Trust Their Cause to the President of the United States. [BY ASSOCIATED PRESS.] Washington, Oct. 21.-President Roosevelt has summoned the strike ar bitration committee to meet here Friday at 10 a. m. Wilkesbarre, Oct. 21.-The mine workers' convention has accepted the arbitration proposal, declared the strike off and agreed to return to work on Thursday morning next. The resolution was adopted at 11:55 today and the strike is thus declared off. The vote was unanimous. It was decided that all men needed to place the mines in condition can return to work at once. Convention adjourned sine die. Great cheers greeted the announcemcnt of the result. The resolution as adopted carried with it a declaration that the strike is off and provided for an immediate re sumption of work in the coal mines throughout the anthracite region. President Mitchell told the convention that President Roosevelt had informed him that he would call a meeting of the arbitra tion commission immediately after the convention's acceptance of the proposition, and Mr. Mitchell gave it as his opinion that the finding of the arbitrators would be announced within a month. What Mitchell Said. The end of the convention and of the great strike which has lasted five months suddenly appeared close at hand. Presi dent Mitchell, after the convention had given itself over to heated debate for an hour and a half, arose and calmly told the delegates that it must be apparent to all of them that there was no doubt whatever that the president's proposal would be adopted. There had been a renewal of the serious opposition of the steam men and heated words had passed between delegates. Ex planations of the president's proposal had been made in four languages. There seem (Continued on Page Five.) We have no intention or desire to have the law repealed, or to have its validity questioned. We are committed to it. The political parties are all com mitted to it. It is now on the statute book. Let it remain there forever. In other departments than the mines and smelters the hours have been reduced. This has been done in the case of the engineers and firemen, and in many bri cles of outside' labor, at notable instance being that of the men employed in the saw mills and lumber camps. The number of employes who have been benefited by these reductions amounts to many hundreds. We are ever ready to resist coercion or unjust aggression. On the other hand, we have shown ourselves equally disposed to make suichi concessions as a cafe and conservative, yet progressive, policy would permit. We have o desire to increase the hours of labor. In no instance have we'ttempted to do so. In every casie where there has been a chan t has been in the nature of a re duction of the working hou We have no desire to redu lce wages. In no case have we ucd them, and in some cases we have increased them. It is no .'rt of our policy to disturb con ditions or to diaupt the ,elat a between ourselves and our em. ployes. These companies and th interests are here to, stay. They will be here as long as the mi hold out. It is with them that the vast majority of the workin non of Butte will have to deal in the future, as in the past. It il upon them that Butte must in a large measure depend for the; maintenance of its business and prosperity. They are the foundation and the mainstay of the prosperity of Butte, and to naismall extent of that of the state. They are permanent institutions and enterprises. The same mnay be said of their plants and interests at Anaconda, Great Falls and other parts of the state. I cannot believe that the copimmunity wants to be at war with us. I cannot believe that the pretended political parties, organ ized by designing litigants in order to further schemes of spolia tion, will receive the support od any large portion of the people. Impartial justice administersl in orderly course is the sum and substance of the rights of suitors. More, or less, means in justice and wrong-sometimes spoliation. It is for the IXnºple to secure and maintain impartial tribunals. Legal controversies, however extensive or regrettably, should be fought out in a legiti mate way before honest courts and honest juries without dis turbing or distracting the community. These opponents of ours have not been content to halve their cases settled in this manner. They have even organized parties I I 1 lýi t _ ua = L--L~iusl-L--zrC~~ S" lirý^ , YOU WILL, WILL YOU CLARK APPEALS TO SUPREME COURT TO PLACE HIS TICKET ON BALLOTS Clerk and Recorder Wceston has finally succeeded in having the usual Silver Bow county election contest referred to the supreme court. There are two parties in this county claiming the name "democrat." One is led by S'nator W., A, Clark and the other by F. Augustus Heinze. Both have nom inated full county tickets and, of course, but one of them can be placed upon the official ballot. Mr. Weston, it is under. stood, has been to both parties and re fused and threatened, until Walter M. Bickford, C. F. Kelley and R. Lee Word of counsel for the Clark ticket, have com menced original proceedings in the su preme court to decide the matter. Mr. Bickford and Mr. Kelley went to Helena last night and filgd the applica tion today for a writ of mandate, com-rl Ielling and ordering Clerk Weston to place the (lark ticket on the official ballot. It is not known yet on what date the hearing will be set but it will presumably be in the course of a day or two. The whole question hinges upon the meeting of the democratic county central committee at which the lHcinze hoodlum element was so much in evidence, making it impossible for the committee to do busi Cness. of their own and haveI dec,'latrel al open and hitet r war agllainst us. They have alvolwedly uarriyed tI eielvs enem(i ies. Trhey, hrve sucwcee'ded in In5curing Illlilleiitt' with sotlve of tIIl h'N('r po. litical organizations. Wh'y t hese orgainizalions should have sveetn fit to join hands with our emliiinies ntrd not he dise'usistl. We may eneiim i: If men will raise the black hl.g against us. if pi o)ple W llit to 1lie I t111' ('II(' 1it'S, \v(' 11111ist 11e'(1s rI'('g'll'd t h 1111 aas su11l1. It is not 'necessariy for our prosperity thint. alilny tcompanty or individual should he driven out. We have no purpose of driving anyoe iout. Theli w%. rstate is witness that it ha1s been the pu1 x..we of Il iWe (' ('II d(estroy eI) texistencell. of oulr collllanlica and to coniscrlate 1' l'pro]xrt(is. IIt, in Ihey who ire the co',fll. eatelo. N('v'erall I e more notable ealss broughtl, agaliinst iti seek I1lI' forfeituil d onfiset'ionl ol) f ouir pI'Ioperit's and the appointument of ir T ers for Ihem. It is Ihey whoi seek to do! Ith driving out. \We shall to1 Iriveu out. The ultimate result of his st'hem1e of de.tr111lioun ( I he in doubt. Yet, it re1uuin11 1rue (hat1 it tenlltilry Kiu. lt 1f should aIteni d the plins of our em'Inies, ri. ceiversllips, su1Spe11ionl of wor'k, closing downl of nineit, diistr'A, and l'rhias11 t lIin.o'iol diosst er to uinny, would follow. Tlitme nlight. l ie , t il lpo'ri11 , but 'et ,nlo , lilt' h less s.'i'iu.11s. it set'.'1s stI'11 li ge ihi at, iu the l' 'e11 t'ent ' of I11it.s i .111pi' i ingu evils the hl git' of ai tn11i-t'o l apuy ti wn shot hl I 1' ,r e iv'. ailly sr'itu1i ~onsidetl tion i ls ai s illiose'td l liticall issue. Neither the. su1''es, nor the ,llefet of tany pari y ori faction' in this elilllllliignu tu Italilka this ai oune'-.miºitluy towni. Neither ' ulhi subh su1ittess t1or defeat lrevent. the Iw ilisilion by our l)uple of fny desiI'le' property. I)esir'llilt' Iol'H'tly rtni1 usua111y, Ile mi gl ift IItlh Iotr, l ie have the1 aIpital with which ti buy. EveIry sensible Imu kno1,\\s ith111 the Amaulgaim11ed people roull even buy tlle properlies of the 11nitle Coln'tr , omlauny if Ihe'y sulvied t hen, for they c'ulhl pa y Iho pricle. The stock of the united copper rnlpany itself is for snto on Ile murkei. I wouhl notu he liitlhnll to dealh for it, i11 spit, of any vow that might lie supposed to pr]venl any dir',e de,:ililng with, or sale to, theIl Ailllgalllimiaietl. ''ihere are in Ithis wairfare smi rl'es of dalt ger iiand sisssibl,' evilf seriously t4 i. e a ipprleheldedl. ()iie woll h I' hIe t . 's11it off tIh le se. ('t54 of t ,t InIfti itl' i s plais (ofh coi itrlt t io.lln.. .\ ot lher' is t Ih' i'ret'aL tlion of Ia spirit. of llntalgoni$a( hitn'll ll lw o and ll i lil o tyII eri( . .A third is the deiov'eltipeit of iant ive st rif'e or untagonism Is 'l 'tween thiH 'omnmunitiy anld flt large c|ml' lpa nies operillinlg here. None of the'se evils will iprttoeel from tihe A.ilgam.latilell; none of these dlantgers arise( f'omll its polic'ies i'r at' tii. II will not ,e dilieiult to p]lre the responsibility where it properly bc, . longs. WM. Nt'ALIA)N. BIlutte, Montan1ia, Ortol.er 20, 19)02. MANTLE ADDRESSES BIG CROWD IN DIILON SENATOR LEE MANTLE, '1ir Who Aroused the Enthusiasm of the Dil vonrres Last Evening With a Masterful Spe ech. L9'IC:IAL. Toi INTEil MOVNTAIN.1 Dillon, Oct. 2,.--The political speech of the campaign was made last eve'ning by Former Senator .ee Mantle to an audi ence that packed the Dillon theater from wall to wall and from stage to rear. Every seat was taken and many were conitent to stand in the aisles and around the doors. There was the lack of the usual bond fires to draw a crowd, as the city oflicials had refused to allow fires to be built in the streets on account of threatened danger from a fire which was left burning fromt the democratic rally of Saturday night. This made little difference in the en thltusiasm aroused. The former senator was escorted to the hall from the hotel by half-a-hundred prominent republicans to the tune of "Marching Through Georgia." As soon as the party made" its app,.arance on the stage it was greeted with an ova tion and the cheering was loud and pro longed. White Acts as Chairman. Former Governor White was chairmian of the evening and in introducing the speaker he said in part. "The gentleman who will speak to you tonight needs no introduction. lie has lived almost within a styne's throw of ,s for many years. Twenty years ago he caime to this state with a widowed mother and without any of the educational ad vantages which are vouched to our chil dren today. Ily application to his studies in the time he could spare from that ocr cupied in earning his livelihood, he has been able to overcome all obstacles and to fit himself for the high position he holds today." Mr. Mantle was greeted with cheers anrd when thie applause died away ie said that wherever he went he found an unt anitmity among republicauts that has been sadly lacking in the campaigns of the past few years, and he was nmore than a little pleased to find that the same conditions prevailed in old Heaverhead. lie also found quarrels among the dem ocrats and wating factions, each striv ing with tile other for the mastery. lie said the comniton people were tiled of all this dissension and they proposed to do away with it by votirng with the republicans n11 the election to occur less thatn two weeks from today. Our Poor Progress. lie spoke of the great progress and prosperity that is in evidetnce in every part of the union an:d told how Montana was not getting its share that was due her, sayinlg : "Today, my friends, Montana, rich beyond all co,,iltrelhension, has been obliged to stand hatmiliated and ashamed at the rear of the great procession of prosperity. This c,:oilition has Iprevailed because the democrats in charge of the govertnmtent of our state have not been able to take advantage of our great possibili ties. "Public money has been squandered," he said, "taxes have been increased. cor ruptio htas been allowed to run wild. The good name of the state has beep dragged in the mire of public scandal, and a trail of inlfamy has blazed all of the way from the capital at HIelena to the cap. ital at \Vashinlgton ants in the corridors of the national assenmbly, the- story of Mon. atitna's shame has been told. The duty of (Continuced on Page Four.).