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Mollycoddfes Run Second in Labor's Fight for Real Democracy
Washington, Jan. 16.-Legisla
tures of 35 sta --one less than the
I equired I wio-t h ds--up to yesterday
had ratilied the prohihition consti
tutional almendment. Several state
assemblies now in session are expect
ed to t ke action today and the race
betwe en Nebraska, Missouri and
Minnesota as to which would be the
thirty-si.th on the list developed In
Nebraska lhis morning "bringing
hoine thll bacon."
Ratific'atlonll was completed yester
day by II h legislatures of five states,
lowa, (cl]rado, Oregon, New Hanlp
shire and tltah, making a total of 12
in two dx s. Of the 36 states that
haver take.l action, only 14 have cer
htilied their action to the federal state
dlepairtelli.l. They are Virginia, Ken
Another Cabinet Member
Can't Live on $2,000 a
Month, Says Persistent
Rumor at Washington.
I Luiteau li'tss Staff .Corespon(lent.)
Washington, Jan. 16.-There is a
prospect that Secretary Baker wil:
•etire from the Wilson cabinet, ac
cording to p)ersistent rumors. If he
does lie w ill return to Cleveland to
re-establish his law practice. His
reason for resigning would be a
financial one. Some say he may be
persuaded to remain if given the post
of attorney general. Baker has
been under heavy expense while
holding the cabinet place and not
only "did his bit" in the Liberty loan
drives, but borrowed money to buy
Ilore bonds.
l'e is scheduled to make a trip to
Enropo soon. to assist in linishing
war deplartmenllt business. It is un
likely he will quit before a number
of contract "matters" are cleared
and the army organization bill dis
posed of. Incidentally, Baker is
tmentioned as a. presidential possi
If bonds are not mloney, the Lord
help us, is the comlment of the peo
(Special United Press Wire.)
London, Jan. 16.-Bremen has
been declared an independent social
istic republic and will "adhere to the
principles of bolshevism," the Co
logne dispatch reported. It said a
proclamation was issued by the self
appointed dictator, who placed the
city under martial law. Bolshevik
disturbances were reported to have
occurred Monday in Munich, Stutt
gart, Regensburg, Elberfeld and Nu
Organization to Prevent Use of De
mobilized Men to Break Down Labor
Standards Won During the War
New York, Jan. 16.-Fearing that
profiteering employers might take
advantage of the army of soldiers
being returned to civil life as the
chronic army of unemployment to
batter down the standards of wages
and hours that have been won dur
ing the war, about 100 men recently
mustered out of the army, navy and
marine corps organized last night at
the People's house, 7 East Fifteenth
street, to insure the triumph of an
industrial democracy.
Many of the men expressed great
concern that the democracy they
fought for and bl for might prove,
a hollow mocker unless organized
soldiery use theilpower to insure
genuine rather t n word democ
Some of the so lers have already
tucky, North Dakota, South Carolina,
Maryland, South Dakota, Texas,
Montana, Delaware, IMassachusetts,
Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana and
The amindment, under its provi
sions, becomes effective a year from
the date of its final ratification. Ad
ditional legislation by congress is
necessary to make its operative and
groundwork for this already has
been laid. This legislation will pre
scribe penalties for violations of the
amendment and determine how and
by what agencies the law shall be en
If ratification is completed this
month many officials here believe the
country will become permanently
"dry" next July 1.
Corporation Weeks Ago Of
fered President Freedom
of City, but He Has Not
London, Jan. 16.-The London
Times' Dublin corespondent says the
nationalists in Dublin, and especially
the republican party, make no effort
to conceal their disappointment at
what is described as President Wil
soil's "curious silence" in reference
to the corporation's desire to confer
the freedom of the city upon him.
So far as Dec. 28, the lord mayor
handed to the American consul in
Dublin, to be transmitted to the
president, an invitation from the
council to visit Dublin, in order that
the freedom of the city might be pre
sented to him. The council has not
yet received any notification that thi"
invitation has reached Mr. Wilson.
lThe corporation, at a special meet
ing last Friday, appointed the lord
mayor and several of its memnlb(iers to
go to Paris to present the freedom of
the city to Mr. Wilson there, and on
Saturday the town clerki wrote to
President Wilson's private secretary,
asking him to name a date on which
the president would receive the dep
utation. No reply has been received.
At the same time the lord mayor
wrote to Mr. Balfour at the foreign
office for passports for himself andl
the other members of the deputation,
but again there has been no reply. It
now is announced that the lord may
or is taking action through local
authorities in order to have the pass
ports issued without further delay.
The nationalists cannot under
stand the "curious silence," in view
of the fact that when on Dec. 27 the
Belfast corporation offered the free
dom of their city to President Wil-l
son he sent a reply on Jan. 1, ex
pressing the pleasure it would give
him to visit Belfast, but regretting
that the shortness of his stay in Eng
land prevented hint from traveling to
found that jobs are going to be
mighty scarce and that practically
no organized measures have been ef
fected for insuring every man a job
at a living wage.
One of the former soldiers said
that when he came to a branch of
the United States employment serv
ice he received little encouragement
in the way of a position. Instead, a
recruiting officer of the navy tried
to point out to him the great possi
bilities of a seaman's life and the
great emolument that he would re
ceive after 26 years of faithful
Another purpose of the new or
ganization of soldiers, sailors and
marines is to focus the attention of
(Continued on Page Four)
A. C. M. in Control. Mooney
and Kelly Opposing De
mocracy. Contest Starts
Today. Other Events.
Helena, Jan. 16.--The legislators,
the majority of them servants of the
Anaconda Copper company, the oc
topus that controls the lives of and
lives off the earnings, of the working
people and their wives and children
of the state of Montana, are now
getting busy and caucusing every
night that the Sixteenth assembly
may leave no stone unturned to
make Montana even safer than in
the past for the A. C. M.
The paid tool of the employers' as
sociation is on the job, either in per
son or by proxy, and the every-other
year farce is about to happen and
Monday of next week will see the al
leged servants of the people getting
down to business.
Taking of Testimony
in Contest Starts Today
Helena, Jan. 16.-Taking of tes
timony in the Silver Bow contest
case will begin today at a meeting
of the election committee, it was an
nounced last night by Chairman
Attorneys for tho contestants and
contestees are prepared, it is said. It
is possible that the hearing may last
for several days.
W. C. T. U. Committee
to Urge Legislation
IIelena, Jan. 16.-The executive
committee of the Woman's Christian
Temperance union of Montana is in
session hero to consider recommenda
tions to be submitted to the legis
lature. President Mrs. A. C. Herbst
of Libby is presiding at the sessions.
It is understood a bone dry bill will
be asked of the house.
Two Butte Legislaors
Oppose Woman Suffrage
Helena, Jan. 16.-A house joint
memorial relating to national woman
suffrage, introduced by Hathaway
of Ravalli, has been favorably recom
mended by the committee of the
Report of the committee was
adopted by the house and the me
morial placed on third reading. Roll
call showed but two dissenting votes.
They were cast by Kelly and Mooney
of Silver Bow.
Society of Equity
Outlines Investigation
Helena, Jan. 16.-Legislation ad
vocated by the American Society of
Equity will be outlined at a meeting
of officers of that organization to
be held here today.
W. M. Burlingame and C. W.
Cleveland, both of Great Falls, presi
dent and member of the board of
directors, respectively, of the society,
will be present.
Matters to be discussed are the
grain grading inspection law, amnend
ments to the farm loan law, state
hail insurance law, taxation, the herd
law and the Torran land system.
Investigators Have Mr.
Atkinson on the Carpet
Helena, Jan. 16.-State food ad
ministrations do not have access to
the records of wholesale houses and
retail profit margins are fixed by
committee in which grocers are rep
Food Administrator Alfred Atkin
son of Bozeman testified to this ef
fect last night when he appeared be
fore a joint legislative committee ap
pointed for the purpose of investigat
(Continued on Page Five.)
('amup Lewis, Jani. I6.--The dis
i ltr1't of molre th u ll ) I tI il ralls
fr-'ltr(d htere fl'rolll the Athlllntic ('coast
luring the last week will Ibe delayed
ecauslle of ineaszles and s.ealt fevt(
whiuh has developed :among then).
Censorship and Interven
tion in Russia Is Strongly
Condemned by Canadian
Labor Leaders.
Mot ,ers'. Pensions and
P ovincial Department of
L bor Are Demanded by
" l.shieviki Av.archists."
Vatn ouver, Jan. 16.-The annual
conve lion of the Alberta Federation
of La Iir convened on Monday last
at Me iine Hat, Alta. 1'resident A.
.1. Kili ley, who has been appointed
as col inissioner on tile worklmelln's
comp, sation act, Ipresided. The
resolut ll of the Vancouver Trades
and L h1or coulncil, calling for the
cessatli of the allied ilntervention
in ltus, i;, was endorsed ullnainimously.
A resul itioll calling for anll incroease
in the ;iollunlt of alcohol in beer, as
passeid ~i the Quebec collvention of
the Tat'ils and Labor Congress of
Canada," was defeated. A resolution
calling for (lhe establishment of a
iprovinci'ii (ldepartmlllent of labor, uni
der a resilonsible mllillister, was
adopte d.
A rcd,;kluion dealing with the co(n
sorshilp itd banllnled literature, was
introdu( 'd on Wednesday. This reso
lution , iused considerable discus
sion, the resolution merely called for
the reon, al of the restrictions, but
an ame, Illent was made, giving the
executive the power to call a general
strike if h.e ban is not lifted within
60 days. After considerable dis
cussionI, I1he resolution was referred
back to i(1e committee on resolutions
for aellnl( nlllet, to mlake it mllore ef
Mothers' pensions and mnany other
remedial lmeasures were endorsed,
among w.P ith was the provision in
the factor.' act for a half holiday for
all work, 's each week. That child
labor exis, iand that the factory act
is not nt l'rced, was brought forcibly
to the att' ntion of the convention, by
specific clilarges against a Redcliffe
firm. A ,ullllittee was appointed by
the convwi'tion to take legal proceed
ings aga.lst this firm. Later the
committer. submitted a report which
agtounlntl the convention.
Mr. E.F. Roper, convener of the
special (5lnmittee, reported the ac
tion takeu' by the committee, and this
was en(iitised by the convention, but
the prose. ution proceedings institut
ed by thi( committee were dropped
after a rceplrt froln Delegate Russell
of Edmonilon, which revealed a situ
ation ~hliiIhi amazed the convention.
According, to the statements of Mr.
Russell, it'e justice of the peace be
fore who~ai the information was laid,
was alleg ''' , himself an employer of
child labor; the parents of the chil
dren wore acquiescent in the matter,
and the o.ler laborers were so loath
to give eý'idence that the committee
anticipatell great difficulty in secur
ing justit' in the event of bringing
the cas;t ," mourt. The superintend
ent of 11it, ,i'ttory answered the con
ventionl 1;,: the children were not
employed it, lhe factory on Wednes
A resatutiin promising the suip
port of tli f'dleration to all members
of the working class, arrested or im
prisoned for political offenses, was
endorsed Iby the convention, as was
a proposatI for the nationalization of
the medi" al and dental professions
and hospitlals. It is expected that the
conventiol will give its undivided
support t t11e proposed western la
bor confI'nIce"
Fair I day and tomorow; colder
today. u~tto District.
Genor:t fair; colder.
Newswriters Peeved That
Sessions Will Not Be Pub
lic. Many Questions Not
Yet Agreed Upon.
( hilted Press; Staff ('orrespondent.)
Paris, Jan. 16.- ----I.nterallied con
ferences conltinlued at 10:30 o'clock
this mtorning with the satlm re pre
senttati.vs as attentleld yeste'rday's
lmet-tig.. A,;;.ociated delegates are
working full speed to get e'erythinlg
in readiness for the forlmal openlilng
of the full Ipeace congress Saturday
afi ernoon.
Several of tho limost imlportant
problon : ponll which il th. iitial sa r
sion hinges remalin unsolvetd. .tAmong
these were accepltaInce of the FrenIch
outline for a Imethod of opler.ttion,
lixing of the status of tlhe lonttlle
grin delegate, dletermination whether
the lRussialn t.tviet governmllentll slall
be, rel,'sented antd decision as to the
illallnner of acqulainting the woroild
with what trltitanspires ill tIho c'onfer
eiices. Although the live prinlcipal
powers have adopted a resolultionl to
limit the news of the sessaiionis lto of
licial coltit uniliqlues, it is hIlioved
that due to the coIncertI of protest
the Imatter will be reopenedl anId poS
sibly mlodiied. The Fronlt propos
al that, the contferenelti be of a star
hambenllr order and that all inltortma
tioll Ie coinfined to da:ily otlici:al cmn
Inulniciu.s c';reate, d conisternat: i ion
amlong newspalperl corl'l'c:polndentlls.
It was explain;ed that onlly ;iN.ih ill
forlmationl would be omitited as would
he considered pIrejudticial to lihe iin
terests ulnder treatment.
Thie Greek delegates pointted otll
that til( estlahlishtlllent of (Cottnstat
tinople as the capital of Ihle league
would automatically result in its in
ternatinaation tionl, together with the
Dardanelles, and it was fuirther sug
gested that. ilmmedliate territory on
both sides of tlihe strait should be
laced iilunder control of the league,'
thus the freedom of the t)ardanelles'
and the elimination of Turkey from'
Eurnlop are two of the ilS p ortantl
plroblemsll of the peace conferencel'ti to
be settled simultaneously.
Paris, Jan. 15.--Fear Ihat fur
ther occupation of Germalllny wouldl
be necessary if serious food short
age developed has prompted the al
lied food council to permit, importa
tion of supplies into that country, the
United Press is able to state author
itatively. Riots in industrial ccn
ters, sucll as erlin, are based on
food difficulti's, it was established.
It was further ascertained Ilhat while
Germanlly's suplplies are sullicient for
the Inotltent, the )peop(le iare rapidly
consIImiing tllir stocks anld woulld
face actual starvatloll before spring.
It was upoi rit epresenlltattions of allied
military authorities that the council
decided it was vital to permit Ger
many to import foodstuffs. This
would insure the establishment of a
stable government, it was declared,
preventing tlihe necessity for further
encroachmleinti by allied armel'lls e )upon
Germany territory.
(Special United Pr ess W.ire.)
Washington, Jan. 16.--Au anti
bolshevik outbreak hats occullrrd ill
the Petrograd garrison, accotrdilng to
diplomatic advices. Inlportant bat
talions of the garrison have re
nounced Trotzky's authority and are
fortifying themselves at various
strongholds for a struggle, it is
(Special United Press Wire.)
Washintton, Jan. 16.-Senate
democratic leaders have decidedt that I
the railroad problem must go over
to the republican congress. They
have given up hope'of framting and
passing bills before 1Iarchli 4.
(Special Dis)patch to The Btull.ctin.)
Chicago, Jan. 16.-At this morning's session of the
Mooney Labor Congress Ed Nolan scored tjie capitalist
press on its criticism of the invitation of Debs and its
attempt to give a sense of dissension, amnong the dele
gates. Debs' name was again greeted with tumultuous
applause. It was moved that the Nonpartisan league be
given the floor. The motion was defeated. Dunn of
Butte moved to give the Detroit delegate the floor. The
Detroit leader clearly outlined the program before the
convention as follows:
"No political begging, a general Strike to free Tom
Mooney and also to take a stand to Yree political prison
ers and recognize Russia; reorganize the American Fed
eration of Labor on an industrial basis."
The radicals are satisfied with the moves so far.
(Special United Press Wire to The Bulletin.)
Chicago, Jan. 15.-Radicals late this afternoon seized con
trol of the labor congress on the Mooney case, according to W.
F. Dunn, Butte publisher, whose resolution to invite Eugene
V. Debs to speak at the conference passed amidst an uproar,
The cheering lasted 10 minutes when Dunn mentioned Debs'
name. "We are now in control of the congress," declared
Dunn, after the ,co!:tic~i passed. Padicrls are ready to
stand together and force action on the vital questions before
the Mooney case is taken up. Telegrams from radical labor
unions from various parts of the country were read by Dunn
and others. Once came from the soviet party of Russia, de
manding political amnesty. Another urged immediate demob
itization of American troops.
Chicago, Jan. 16.-- Thi NationaI
lal)or congrlss, catll d to L coh;ideri
plans for freeirig Thomas .1. Moonlly,
thie Sani F"rancisco lab)or li-ad terl.
"frl'auil('d" agaillnst by one o11( Ih iios!
notoirious a n rcll lhists and apit;al
slake:s (ver holt ing a (list.'ict alIt l-
ney's oilice anywhere, comhnpleted it.,
organization yestel'dav ;'l'l'linoun by
(lvel ing the followintg ollierS: I'r:;
nuin, Eldward 1). Nolan of Sin 'Frian
Cisco, at the lhead of the Worker's
1)1efeise league, an organizalioni lihal
has for imontl hs past tbeen ihandlinih
the l(eflensSe of Mooney; vie e-chair
man, Jolilln J. \Ioiwerer (of AllientowVn,
Pa., li -a,;idl-lit. of l(, Ptti sll llii
Fedelralion of labor; sclretary, E1.
. Auilt of thell Sittle tUnion lcold.
Leo Daly of Ilutto declined the noii
ination of chairmnn. Daly was s nl
hero bty the Silver Bow 'Iraldes a:ind
Labor a:ise.oblly of BItlto and i.S class
ed wi lli lhiit progr,'ssivie ellement, a:=
also is \V. IF. tiuriin of the Htltte
Bulletini slaff, the Bullettin tieinig l,
leadingig illpendentlli daily nwsipap er of
the northwest.
T'he radicals will maklce a fight to
day on "thel attitude of labor toward
capital (tlring the period if recon
struct ion."
The radicals also have resolutlions
calling for a general strike to free
Mooney andt all other "polit cal pris
oners" convicted since thel beginning
of the war, which would includel E .
gone V. l)cbs, Williaml I). Itaywood,
Victor 1. lterger, Adolph G-riiiner
Emnlla Goldman and Itos Pastor
Adoption of the report of the cori
mittee on rules caused the Ilrst cla.h
of the day between the conlservatives
and the radicals.
The report was finally iPllprovedcl
the radicals controlling. During the
debate one of the radicals questioned
the right of Edward J. Nockels, sec
retary of the Chicago Federation of
Labor, to sit as a delegate.
W. F. Dunn of Butte expressed the
view of the radicals w'ithin the trade
union ranks when he protested
against the alleged steam-roller
methods of the conservatives in con
trolling the convention, and attackied
the American Federation of Labor.
He said the convention was not the
property of the Internationtil Work
ers' Defense league, the American
Federation of Labor, or the Chicago
Federation of Labor, and might con
sider any subject it pleased. He
said the radical element in the la
bor movement had done the hard
and dangerous work in the Mooney
case and were entitled to every con
sideration. He said the radicals in
sisted upon discussing interna.tional
questions before adjournment.
"The Mooney case is not all that
we are here to discuss," said Drunr.
"After we dispose of that we want to
outline plans to free ourselves from
the chains of industrial slavery. The
attitude of organized labor on inter
national industrial questiorls should
make every man here baush with
lie was loudly cheered by the eon
T'iwo nmIbers of the Italian labor
cinu itnission, which was invited to
sit tlhe country by the American
Fedli, ration of I.anbor and who were
:aid to be in Chicago, were refused
inlotatlion:; to attend as fraternal
tSpeakes who opposed issuing the
invitations, which were requested by
the Italian commissioners themselv
raid thai they did not represent Ita-.
inn labor and were opposed by the
Italian bolsheviki.
In line with action, a motion by
WV. F. )Dunn of Butte, Mont., to in
\ite Etxugene V. I)ebs, the socialist
eladler, now under conviction of vio
lating the espionage act, to address
lie convention, was carried amid
loud and prolonged cheering.
lievolutionary Ideas.
lResolutions were presented for the
organization of a natidhal soldiers'
and sailors' council to safe-guard the
interest of labor during the period
of reconstruction.
For a referendum vote on the
terms ; of peace.
Abolition of all restrictions on the
issuance of )passports.
I'or a; g. : "al strike to compel the
immiediate reclase of political, indus
trial andl religious prisoners.
That the Russian, Austrian and
German bolsheviki be given repre
sentation at the Paris peace council.
For a uniform workday of six
For a uniform lunch period of two
hours in all lines of industry.
Adoption of a modification of the
I. W. W. idea for one big labor un
ion by having one organization for
each trade.
A plan to have all western labor
organizations withdrAw from the
American Federation of Labor to or
ganizo a Western Federation ot
A score of messages of greeting
fromn labor organizations in all parts
of the country pledging support in
the movement to aid Mooney were
A. 1W. IHoch of Seattle, Wash., tel
egraphed that 75 workmen had sub
scribed $1 each for the organization
of a soldiers' and saliors council in
that city.
Message From Butte.
A message from the worke.g'
council of Butte, Mont., asked th"b"
convention to declare for an organi
zation of all workers under the Aus
tralian plan, the iminediate with
dranal of allied troops from Russia..
and concluded with a request that;'
greetings be sent to the soviets a..f
Dunn Leader.
W. F. Dunn of Butte, Mont., ec
a caucus of the radical deleg$t
which was held last night t.
upon a program for today.
Radicals will demand an
ing of the funds expended -
Mooney case in the last two -

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