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CAPITALIST WAR, CRYING OUT THROUGH WORKERS OF WORLD FOR AS THE IMPENDING REVOLUTION DAILY GATHERS MOMENTUM ENGLAND. O 0 REVOLT OF ENGLISH LABOR Is Threatened. Strikes In crease. Shipbuilders Want 30-Hour Week. Strike Is Also on in Paris. London, Jan. 25.-Serious strikes have led students of British labor conditions to the belief that the de mands are made, not in an effort to better labor conditions, but in an at tempt to revolutionize the whole condition of labor employment. Today 147,000 Yorkshire coal miners are still idle because their employers decline to concede the reasonable demands of the workers. Stoppage of work in the great ship building industry on the Clyde is threatened as a result of the coal men's strike. The shipbuilders are demanding a 30-hour week. Paris Walks to Work as Result of Strike Paris, Jan. 25.-A general trans plortation strike was declared in Par is yesterday. The subway lines, sur face cars and automobile busses were affected. The population took the matter good-naturedly and walked to work. The strike may spread. Monarchist Warships Are Firing on Oporto (Special United Press Wire.) Madrid, Jan. 25. -Several war ships have bombarded Oporto, where the monarchist revolt is centered, advices from the frontier today re ported. Food is said to be very scarce in Oporto. Piava Conceiro, leader of the monarchists, is reported to have threatened to shoot all of the officials who refuse to obey the royalist pro visional government. Lisbon Garrison Has Joined the Monarchists (Special United Press Wire.) Vigo, Spain, Jan. 25.-Most of the Lisbon garrison has joined the mon archists, says a Coimbre dispatch. It is also reported that the royalists have seized the Monsate wireless sta tion. Portuguese Army on Side of Revolutionists Paris, Jan. 25.-The Portuguese navy has remained loyal to the gov ernment, according to all accounts received in Madrid. The Madrid newspapers, however, have advices saying that the armi is on the side of the revolutionists. Bolsheviki Invade the African Gold Regions London, Jan. 25.-Plans for a bol sheviki movement on the Rand, the rich gold mining region of the Union of South Africa, have been unearthed says a Reuter's Limited dispatch to day from Johannesburg. HOW THEY HELPED TO WIN THE WAR Manchester, England, Jan. 25. Cotton spinning has been a profitable industry during the year ending Nov. 80. An analysis for the returns of 40 companies shows a total of £176,134 on the year's working, or an average of £14,403, against £5,085 per com pany in 1917. After allowing for depreciation and interest, the profit works out at over 34 per cent on the capital stock, compared with 13 per cent last year. The height of prosperity is said to have been reached in July and Au gust, when the profit for spinners was albnormally wide. Since tame there has been a retuction in earn inge; MEMBER UNITED PRESS ASSOCIATION-THE MOST RELIABLE NEWS-GATHERING AGENCY IN THE WORLD TODAY. VOLUME I.-NUMBER 136 BUTTE, MONTANA, SATURIIAY..IANUARY 25. 1919. PRICE FIVE CENTS 0 0 i RUSSIA. o 0 RED RUSSIA MOVING ALONG Strong Army of Workers Feared by the Allies. U. S. Commission Goes to Eu rope. "Reds" Busy. Paris, Jan. 25.-Additional infor mation reaching here continues to verify the information that the Rus sian bolsheviki army is strong in numbers and is maintaining a stri' t discipline. That the army can only be combated by a large number of allied troops is the general impres sion here. That the allied nations are war weary is a foregone conclu sion and that the strength of the bol sheviki is growing among the work ers of all countries causes the cap italist class to fear a revolution in the event they call on the workers to fight their fellow workers in Russia. U. S. Labor Commission Leaves for Europe Today New York, Jan. 25.---The depart ment of labor's economic mission, ap pointed to make a survey of indus trial conditions abroad, particularly in the new democracies of middle Europe, will sail today on the Lap land, it is announced hero. The commissioners are recruited from various sections of the country. Sec retary of Labor Wilson will accom pany them to the pier. Copenhagen,' Jan. 25.-Ens1gn Krylenko, former commander of the Russian bolsheviki army, has been arrested, according to reports re ceived through Finland. He was caught when he attempted to enter the anti-bolsheviki army of General Krasnoff for espionage purposes. PACKERS LIKE MISTER HOOYER Removal of Food Adminis trations Would Mean Dis aster, Witness Says. In quire Into Methods. Washington, Jan. 25.-IRegulation of livestock prices so as to assure a stable market either through contin uing food administration or by es tablishing some similar system of control, was discussed today before congressional committees by presi dents of two meat packing firms which do an annual business of about $2,000,000,000. Louis F. Swift of Swift & Co., con cluding an appearance of two days before the house interstate commerce committee, said a stable price over periods of production was desirable and declared that if food adminis tration restrictions were r'emoved now disaster would result. J. Ogden Armour of Armour & Co., told the senate agriculture committee that home means of assuring a price level for somue time would be agreeable to the packers, repeating reasons he had outlined earlier before the house committee. Members of each committed evi denced considerable interest in the stat'hments of the packerrs and Repre (Continued on Page Four) o~'"OOC RRC I AIA, 11may` c' iýý . II 1 IýR ^!v' ýýO t SNG n LA M IL 146! ,w ''ý 1yv -y' 7 I 4 CR~UOC / rj \ ~ GARBAGE"D L' IS UP AGAIN Tonight Must Decide, Says Mayor. If It Fails, He Will Let Butte's Garbage Rot in the Streets. The city council will meet tonight with the mayor in committee of the whole to take up the garbage ques tion again and it is expected, either get off the fence or continue to oc cupy that unexalted position in de fault of which the mayor has an nounced he will, after the first of the month, call off all collections of garb age and ashes and practically do away with this department of the city, which he says cannot be longer conducted on the present system. "I have given the aldermen a long time on this matter and I think it is about time they can make up thecir minds as to what shall be done. There are three contracts before, us now, they have been thoroughly ex plained, and the aldermen have had plenty of time to carefully consider them -from all angles and I shall ex pect some definite action tonight," said the mayor. Three propositions have been sub mitted to the- councilmen for the tak ing over by private'concerns and in dividuals, the -contract for the dispo (Continued on Page Five.) Mill PROTECT JOBLESS MEN No Soldier Will Be Dis charged Into Unemploy ment Against His Will. May Remain in Service. Waishington, Jan 25.--To solve the probltm of unemployed discharged soldiers, the war department has or dlredt that no man be discharged from thln army until such time as hr. can oltain employment in civil life. It was announced today that or ders adtl been telegraphed to all de partmnt and division commanders at .Stecr.tary Baker's direction to re tain a11 men who desire to remain temlporarily in the service, without prejhlic, to their subsequent dis charg-" to take' employment. T'I'h trrder follows: All command ing .l tw ,rs will take steps to insur e that ,ý,.rt enlisted man in their comn tantdl Iuderstands thoroughly that lhb vt.,r department does not desire to diit i;i rge any soldier who cannot st.cur, ciil employment. It will be made -I,,ar to every soldier that when. lil' would normally be dis charg, d under orders for demobili zatiol. ,1, may remain temporarily in t ,., !',ilitary service at his *own writt,:. Iequest Until- such time as lie can " tre emp.gypent. The fact a(' cutinued oe Page Fopr.) BERSER JURY NOW ON TRIL Investigation of Irregulari ties in Deliberations Dur ing Recent F pionage Case to Be Conducted. Chicago, Jan. 24. -- Investigation of alleged irregularities in the jury deliberations in the recent trial of Congressman-elect Victor L. Berger of Milwaukee and four other social ist leaders, who were convicted of conspiracy in violating the espionage law, will ble made today by Federal Judge Landis. Subpoenas have been served on the 12 jurors who' heard the case, sum moning them to appear in court and be questioned. 'lThe investigation was ordered to day on the plea of the defense, whicht claims ; to have an affidavit fromt 'fholls 'C. Nixon, a juror, who it said to have alleged that prejudicial remarks against the defendants were made by certain jurors and a deputy marshal while the trial was in prog ress. Nixon is said to have voted for the acquittal of the defendants for two ballots and later agreed to a ver dict of guilty. District Attorney Charles F. Clyne and attorneys for the defense de clined to discuss the subject. 0-- O0 S GERMANY. I O O BIG STRIKE NOW ON IN BERLIN Even Socialists Are Wor ried. Six-Hour Day Grant ed. Wages Increased. Por tuguese Army Revolts. Berlin Jan. 25. `-The ;strike epi demic in Berlin is begilning to dis quiet even the socialist leaders. In colllmon with the bourgeois pre.s, thlie socialist Vorwlerts p)oints out the alleged disloyal nature of the strike of the electric workers by which hundreds of thousands suffer ed great hardships. The eml)loyes of the city gas works, who were granted an eight-hour day only recently, have now., under a threat to paralyze the gas supply, compelled the granting of a six-hour day and a it increa.se inl wages amounting to 1'2,500,000 Ismark:: annutally. Ilorr Katzenstein, a. siocialist alder man, said that the I'e('(et strikes in dicate "we have progressed from ex ploitation by the capitalists to ex ploitation by the proletariat with the distincitnon that the capitalists were accustomed to reckon imtore than six weeks ahead." Berristorff Denies He Helped Villa's Bandits (Special United Press Wire.) Berlin, Jan. 25.---Count von Bern storff has denied charges published in American newspapers that ihe financed Villa's bandits in Mexico. "I never in my life had anything to do, directly or indirectly, with Villa. It is one of the many fake stories in vented about me to create anti-Ger man sentiment.". BUTTER PRICES TAKE A DROP In Chicago, but Butte Prof iteers Still on the Job. Meat Prices Also on the Toboggan. Chicago, Jan. 25.- iluttf r took an other slump of three centls .i p .iil today, making' a decline of 1. cents since Jan. 1 3. Egg prices followed in the smash at the high cost. of liv ing and were quoted from 2'! cents to :', cents a dozen lower, a drop of front 13 cents to 15 (centl it dozen within it few days. A Inumber of retailers face prose cution by the federal authorities be cause they continued to charge fancy prices for butter and eggs despite the large reduction in the wholesale prices. Butter sold at wholesale on the Chicago market today from 46 cents to 51 cents a pound, and eggs from 53 cents to 541 ~. cents a d(ozen. Meat prices also dropped. Pork fell from 311 cents to 22 cents a pound, while veal and lamb sold for 4 cents a pound less than yesterday. MONTANA WEATHER. Fair today and tprobably tomor row, except probably rain or snow west of the divide tonight or tomor row; not mi9uh cbhange in tempera ture. AMERICA. S BOLSHEVI KI IN SEATTLE ACTIVE While Smaller Unions Are Voting on Supporting the Shipyards Strikers, Gov 'ernment Is Very Busy. Seattle, Jan. 25.--Henry M. White, federal commissioner of conciliation in this district has been requested by the department of labor, to act as special mediator in attempting an im mediate adjustment of the strike of 35,000 metal trades workers In Washington shipyards. Commissioner White said he would hasten action to bring em ployers and men together before a general strike is called, should the Seattle labor unions' referendum on that proposal favor a strike. Unions Balloting on Question of a Strike Seattle, Jan. 25.---Members of 130 unions affiliated with the Seattle Central Labor council are voting on the proposal that a general strike be called Feb. 1 in sympathy with metal trades workers, numbering about 35,000, who walked out Tuesday to express their demands for living wages. Seattle shipyards remained idle to day, the profiteers having refused to grant the $8 a day for mechanics and $7 and $6 a day for helpers and 1& borers asked by the unions. Last night the shipwrights and joiners of a wooden shipyard organi zation, voted to support the metal trades strike. The shipwrights and joiners, it is said, number about 3,000. Junkers Fear Spread of Dread Bolshevism Tacoma, Jan. 25.-For the first time since the strike was called in Tacoma and Seattle shipyards, the government has attempted to settle the controversy. Commissioner of Immigration White of Seattle has been named as the government medi ator to attempt to end the strike and prevent its spread. With the gov rnmnent intervening, it is learned on good .authority, that high officials of organized labor in the state and city are moving to prevent a general walkout and to curb the spread of bolshevist propaganda, which has made its appearance in Tacoma and Seattle. Telephone Operators Are to Take a Strike Vote (Special United Press Wire.) San Francisco, Jan. 25.-Local telephone operators will take a strike vote Tuesday night, it is announced. The proposed strike plans to inrlve the entire coast territory. Failure to comply and accept an agreement providing for an increase in wages is given as the reason. RADICALS ON THE ROLL OF HONOR Washington, Jan. 25.-The senate committee investigating German propaganda yesterday put into the record a list of names of 62 men and women, many of them instructors in colleges and universities, who Archi bald Stevenson of the military intel ligence bureau had testified earlier in the week hold "radical and paci fist views." Mr. Stevenson said the 'names were obtained in investiga tions by the military intelligence bu Included in the list are the names of Miss Jane Addams of Chicago, Frederick C. H-lowe, commissioner .of imnmigration at 'New York; David Starr Jordan, chancellor emeritua of Leland Stanford Jr. university; MIor ris Hillquit, Scott Nearing, Oswa.l. Garrison Villard and Eugene V. Debs. BUTT WEATER. Fair and colder.