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TELEP tONEu EIGHT PAGI Business Office ....52 +92 -I ______ - __ 8,400 VOLUME_ _.--N_ 337 1UTTI,:. MONTANA, MUNIIAY,. IANUARY 2}. 1!9!. -. ................ --r:- - ----. --:---. ---_-_ - = "U; , : : - - ---= ..... -:_-= .. .... .. . . .. . . . .. .. .. PRICE BTTVE ? r S EUROGN MONEY-HUNS GRADUALLY LOSING GROUND As Souls of Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg March On WORLD ROTARY CLUB BEGINS TO REVOLVE AT ALLEGED PEACE TABLE And Kings and Capitalism Endeavor to Save the Day for the Profiteers I _- ---I-·--- ·----- - ---;-L LT 1.=LI~t~l L_~·~~--- -- BOLSHEVIKI GAINING IN GERMANY Riots at Polling Places May Cause General E;ection to Be an Entire Failure, Says Reports. STRIKE ON AT LEIPSIC NEWSPAPERS SEIlED Murder of Spartacan Lead ers Is Reacting Through out World, Particularly in Germany and Russia. London, Jan. 20.-Grave election riots took place yesterday in Ger many, where the people were voting to choose members of the national assembly. A general strike has been declared at Leipsic, which is without gas and water, according to Copen hagen advices to the Exchange Tele graph company. The deaths of Dr. Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg have made a deep impression in provincial towns and have led to demonstrations and atreet fighting. At Leipsic a mob destroyed the election bureau of the democratic p)arty and confiscated the evening ed itions of the Leipsic Tageblatt, Zei tung and General Gazette; compelling those papers to publish a declaration deploring the murders in Berlin and blaming the government for them. Strikes and demonstrations are re ported in Dusseldorf and other towns. Airmen were flying over Berlin to day and bombarding the city with pamphlets issued by all the political parties, it is reported. RADICALS ACTIVE. Berlin, Jan. 18.-The Spartacans continue their activities. The radi cals have seized all the bourgeois papers in Dusseldorf, and wrecked the central bureaus of the clerical and democratic parties and burned their campaign literature. The sol diers' and workmen's council of Dus seldorf ordered schools and theaters closed today as a symbol of mourn ing for Dr. Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg. The council also has announced that it will support a gen eral strike. Disturbances have occurred at Breslau and at Blankenburg in the Hartz mountains, and also at Allen stein in East Prussia, where cam paign meetings resulted in rioting. KILLED BY TROOPS. Amsterdam, Jan. 19.-Four Spart acan leaders who were arrested dur ing the recent disorders in Spandau were shot and killed by escorting troops Friday night. MAJORITY ADVANTAGES. Berlin, Jan. 18.-The election campaign has been worked out in an (Continued on Page Seven.) WAGE BONUS FOR U. S. EMPLOYES Washington, Jan. 20.-A wage bonus of $240 for the year be ginning next July for nearly all government employes receiving $2,500 or less was voted tonight by the house in passing the 1920 legislative, executive and judicial appropriation bill, carrying $90, 000,000. The wage bonus, double that of the current fiscal year, will cost the government approxi mately $14,000,000. Employes of temporary govern. mental agencies, established dur tag the war, will not receive the increase, nor will postal enmployes. HOPES ~ - - - / U - ~ Z~ 'p1·~ liti ~ : I/'// wV b0 O!ill MR. KELLYNOT TO DESERT BUTTE FOR AWHILE Offers His Valuable Advice to City Fathers for the Modest Sum of $1 Per Year in Garbage Matter. The city council Saturday night, in committee of the whole, discussed the garbage question, and had up for consideration bids from three differ ent parties. While individual opinions indicat ed that each of the contracts will find support in the council, no action was taken, except to continue the hearing for one week, at which time a report will be made of the committee for consideration at the next council meeting, Jan. 31. J. H. Kelly of Iowa, who, it will he recalled, tried to put over a former "deal" with the city, and who at one of the hearings stated that if the city fathers would reject his bid and have it over with, he would be on his way to salvage some 50 other cities which were waiting on him, is still hanging around and says he is will ing to act in an advisory capacity to the city for the small sum of $1 per year. He did not explain what was to become of the other cities which needed his services. It is under stood that the $1 offer of Mr. Kelly had a bearish effect on his prospects, as some of the city fathers retain painful recollections of thq $1-a-yea' patriots during the late $npleasant ness. "I do not propose to make money from the collection of garbage, forl there is no money in its," qIr. Kelly said. "Furthermore, I will, for a con sideration of $1 a year, act in an ad visory capacity to the city if it will collect its own garbage and dispose of it to me under the terms of the second contract proposed." He claimed he could save the city $50,000 a year. A firm composed or A. L. Falkner (Continued on Page Seven.) AGITATOR M'INTOSH CONDUCTS CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOL FOR FARMERS, WORKERS AND BUSINESS MEN. LEGISLATURE SHOULD ERECT A MONUMENT TO COM MEMORATE HIS SACRIFICE AND HONOR HIS GENIUS We priitnt olo\w portions of the report .of one John I1. M.ell-sh, foIinmly a fooiHhr in ,l orado, but niow coliiituclilg ig, clcres icorrendeinc e school ftor t'deleiolilc I hsieliss meiin. Ill his spare' moi lent ts, it, will le ioliced, MIr. Meliiios.h finil s tiiioe to inslitul seCnaltolrs andl congressmen in their obligations.i as American ilizeniis, to eii.n)tl'tors and busiiness meni; hits established a ischool of inistrcion alt Helena fori the legisliatorli's whil li he state thiys $ 1(I Iper day: conducted a propaganda a m.i aign In iniii., tcte loyalty in rmine, mill aiid sOielierone; and protected the farmerls against Ilhe insidious iifllllueie of those agitators who would have then believe luying i n terest on the miortg'lge was not the ideal condition. That Mr. McIlntoshl was not always successful iin his elfoits to regulate that portion of the universe within the limits of the United States of America should not be held against him. His failure to seciire (lesi'red authority from the (lel)lartmened of justice must have been dlue to the fact that. le was relre senting i collection of medi TACOMA STRIKES TO HELP SEATTLE Tacoma, Wash., Jan. 20.-At a meeting Saturday night attended *by delegates from Seattle, Aber deen and other northwest ship building points, the Tacoma Metal Trades council unanimously voted to strike next Tuesday ~'lth the Seattle council. Approximately 7,000 men are affected in the steel yards and 2,000 in the wooden yards. selv"es lhe Slate (Cor ln(,il ()1' Delense, somnetlimes refecrre( In LATEST UNITED PRESS BULLETINS Washington, June 20.-The ruling of the lower courts, knocking out the interstate commerce commission de cision which, it is chtitnled, invali dated contracts between railroadl: and telegraph companies, was today affirmed by the supreme court. The railroads and telegraph companies had contracts with Interstate service, eitcr free or at reduced rates, the roads transporting materials anld the wilre compalnies favoring the roads in sending messages. ('hicago, Jan. 20.-One sailor was killed and 12 others injured when ta sulrllban train crashed lito a North. western special bound for the Great Ihake naval training station. I. J. Painter, a carpenter at. Great Lakes, was killed. John McGinnis, brake IaIl, wias internally hurt and died later at a hospital. Most of the in jurcd are Great Lakes bluejackets. lhine, Jani, 20.-Former Premier S:lla:ilial and Signor Barsital have been aploM.ed members of the Itl lin peace delegation. agentil of ie Emplovers' asso ciali., \\ ,I s iiilies liieill al ii l savint Ite entire population oh Ilihe slate of Moiiial from lhe twiii evils of leiiieo'iliey iil(1 self-detelrrinlationl is realily gleianted by a perusal ol his re poIt. Th'lat hlie did his bIest. ]pOti ect t l0 poo-il ntld igllol'illlit dleiizeis of tIliis emniliiul Iealti arrlliO thit Ifo l 'i rii iiy.- fre slee('il, free press alll . lice (Coutinuedi on Page Seven.) SWINDLEHURST TRIAL FEB. 19 Livingston, Jan. 20.-- edells day, Jan. 19, is the (late set, for the trial of Joselph E. Swindle hurst, postnaster of Livingston, chargel with lmulrder in the first dlegree as the result of the dealth in thlis city on the evening of 1Iee. 23, 1918, of 0. M. Harvey, chalir man of the republican state coll nmittee. Mr. Harvey died following aL fist fight with the post.nl:lter on ('allender street. MOURE ABOUT THE HIGH PRICES IN BUTTE Amy Stodden Again to the Front and Gives Bulletin Readers Some Interesting Information. By AMY STODDEN. Ever since I gave your paper an interview a few weeks ago relative to the fruit combine in Butte, and the state, there has been a concerted movement to break the force of my statelen'ts. Howe'ver, the price of oranges declined materially, which is most gratifying to me. While the price is still too high, perhaps an other statetment will aid in a further reduction. Before going on with my story let ine say this. Baanaas have been selling at apparently prohibitiive prices, but as other fruit was just as high in proportion, the wholesal ters and large retailers tyod no trouble ini disposing of the same number of cars as when the prices were lower. The reason of the high prices, so we were told, was because of the in ability of the banana trust to secure boats for transporting their crops; the boats formerly used in this traffic from Port Linton being requistioned by the government for other trans portation. This condition passed about six weeks ago, prices have go.ne down elsewhere, but the prices keep on keeping on in Butte and in Montana, for the same dealers con trol the banana shipments for the state. Mr. J. R. Wharton is manager of the Butte Street Railway company. He has just returned from a trip, to California. He gives the Post, Miner a;nd Standard an interview on the same subject-oranges. Strange co incidence. Mr. Wharton says oranges sell for more money in California than in Butte stores and that ad vances may be expected because of the damage to the crop from recent (Continued on Page Seven.) LEAGUE OF NATIONS TALK President Wilson Sticks for World Chamber of Com merce and Apparently Is Winning Allies Over. CONTEST ON A[A11ROING SEATING "LITTLE ONES" Tangle on Regarding Bal kans. Wilson, Like All Other Presidents, Is "Pro tecting" Labor. By ROBERT J. BENDER (United Press Staff Correspondent.) Paris, Jan. 20.-With the Ameri can plan for a league of nations com pleted, President Wilson is rounding out his program of international la bor legislation. The president's po sition is said to be that no peace is possible until the threat of economic conditions, which might destroy the safeguards of labor, is ended. It was expected that he would make some public declaration of his views in this regard in his two speeches to day. The American program for la bor legislation, it is understood, pro vidtes for tie incorporation of several vital principles in the peace treaty, including an international child la bor law, protection for women work ers, regulation of working conditions and agreement on hours of labor to constitute a universal working day. In speeches in Italy the president emplhasized the importance of the influence of labor on world opinion and made it plain that labor must be fully recognized in the peace ne. gotiations. The league of nations' plan of the American delegation is based on careful study of its own and allied ideas. Allied authorities fa miliar with the plans say it is the best yet promulgated. It is under stood the American plan provides the present associated powers shall constitute the nucleus of the league, and that every free nation shall have the right to memubership. There is Provision for arbitration, with com pulsory measures, which would pre vent an outbreak of war pending re ports of arbitrators. By WILLIAM PHELPS SIMMS. ([United Press Staff Correspondent.) . Jaris, Jan. 20.-President Wilson met the representatives of Great Britain, France, Italy and Japan In a closed conference this morning, considering contests arising from the credentials of some of the small na tions' delegates. These must be set tled before the congress can got down to business on the league of nations. While nothing has been made pubh lic concerning any conflict in regard to representation, it has been known that the Balkan situation provided opportunities for just such a tangle, (Continued on Page Two.) PLAN "JOB DRIVE" FOR SOLDIERS Seattle, Jan. 20.-Plans for a "job drive" throughout Washing. ton, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming and other states for po sitions for the men of the Ninety. first division are being. made by Lawrence Wood, Seattle, federal director for Washington of the United States employment service. '"We hope to be able to offer Jobi to the men as they step from the transports on the east coast," MIr. W'ood said today. "This ca.mot, be done, however, unless the eg_ ployers of the divlsion's. he states come forward with u tieons."