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E 1EVBusiness O i . TODAY'S PR-E RUN \oI I I . I ,' A \ . I ,'I.:I RY i. 1n)1. PRICE FIVE CENTS RUSSIA WANTS PEACE BUT IF ALLIES INSIST ON WAR, $OVIETS WILL FIGHT TO BITTER END WORLD IS SICK OFTHEWAR AND WANTSPEACE Let Us Get Out of Russia and Have Peace, and Have It Quickly, Says Los An geles Examiner. 'TIS FRENCH REVOLUTION DEING ENACTED AGAIN Rigid Censorship Is Still, On, but the People Are Reading Between the Lines These Days. (An Editorial in lwie Los Angeles Examiner.) Every dispatch which comes front Europe emphasizes the perils and p;tple.xities of the real eituatioo. While the potentates and diplo nints are wasting time in politics, three menacing and terrible figures aire loomling larger and larger upon Ille horizonl of events. Foremnost of this trio go htnger and cold. and behind them stalk.s revolution, with the red flag held high in its defiant grasp. Long ago the Examiner predicted that revolution would be the certain result if a conflict prolonged beyoind the endurance of Europe's masses. And hlere stands the prediction ful filled to the letter. The censorshipis still keep front Americalns all the unpleasant fails lhat cai n ossibll y lie supprsll sed, Ibut ill spite of thetis sonite inlkling of the riutlII peeps )out between the lines of corresplondenice intended to ibe publised, while private iniformation contveys to those who receive it news that the publlic does not get--alnd th1 consensus of all this informlation is that revolt and revolution are everywhere ill evidenlce ill Europe. Theil incredibly foolish invasiuons of Russia, against which the Ex lamiuner" so earnestly irotested, have been too feeble to coerce tile soviet republican leaders and just irritat ing enough and serious enough to in cite the soviet government to call a huge arnly to the colors and to de termine upon mlaking defensive war against thle allies, and in retaliation upon invading eastern and middle Europe, upon extending financial and military aid to the red social ists in Rumania. Bulgaria. Poland, Austria. Hungary, Bohemia. Italy and Germany, and finally, if driven to it, upon the serious inauguration of a war intended to unite the pro letariats of every nation against the rich and privileged. It is the French revolution all over a gliin, upont a stuipendously greater scale. The irony of events was never (Continued on Page Six) OPEN-FACED GANG RULE IN THE TREASURE STATE League and Labor Minority Marks Be ginning of Revolt---Strong Contrasts With North Dakota Legislature. By E. i!. RUSSELL. Helena. capital of Montana, is quite a different sort of a place froL Bismarck. capital of North Dakota. The crowds are the first things that a person notices. Helena has prou ably twice the hotel accommodations of Bismarck--and it is next to inm possible to get a room. I was shown a list of 20 at one hotel, waiting for at c:hance to sleep on cots in the hall ~ ay. Most of these visitors are lob byists. At the capitol a visitor is struck with the number of good-looking girls and women. Montana is in clined to boast of the beauty of its women, and some of the best must ALL VERY GRAND, BUT S., pt 6 33okV4 1- tC-ý ~a\HE~ .~r·· w u· 30 f cý Editor Iullet in: In roeading over tiht Sealtile lDaily Slimes (Times), a t'apitalist paper somelOWllhat il thlie lineis of the "W'\Vhine'r." I e'aie Itross the on clos'ed clip ing, and I thin k it i. very gotd (hut I thlilnk we will ibe old imien I efore we receive the $3i00), but I don ' see how they Over reprinthed it I in tlhe Slimles. My reason of thinking why they put it in is because tlhey are getting afraid of the people who produce all wealth, nalmely, the working class; also of the returned soldiers and sailors, who will noit scab on their fellow workers. I ami a discharged sailor (at pres ent with my pockets filled with de mocracy, but no job nor meal ticket) SECRETARY HOUSTON MAY BE CALLED ON CARPET (Special United Press Wire.) Washington, Feb. 4.--Secretary of Agriculture Houston imay he called to answer charges presented to the congressional probers of the pIackers that he aided the packers by block ing the investigation of iproducers. have beer sent to Helena to l( corn mittee clerks and stenographer'. . There are so mnany in the hallb that they fairly run over each other. One house imember demanded an in\ ti gation, declaring there was more than one employe for every memb ý of the house. The commiittee oi employnment submitted a list. cover ing 9nly committee clerks and ste nographers, carrying nearly i, names. In the North Dakota house. which has more members than thllt of Montana, there are only "2 c.t ployes, this list including pages, doorkeepers, sergeant-at-arms, chap lain, chief clerk, etc., besides th1 (Continued on Page Seven.) and it 1makes my lood boil Oevery line I pick upl one of Con IKelly's bibles, (Miner, Standartd and the t "hiltching" Post. all 1Ut11 1 (can ilaliistl' papers) and read of what the flag- 1 waving patriots a1d profiteers arl t doing for us fellows that left our 1 holies to go looking abroad and else whlore for this so-called demloc'racy. - I have been tramping the streets of Seattle ever since I, was (dis charged with "lots of democracy," but no money, looking for a job of some kind, but to no avail. Of cdurse, I could get lots of jobs scab bing in the shipyards if I cared to take them, but as I joined the navy to help down kaiserisni in Europe, I'm not going to scab on anybody, but I will join the workers and help fighlt to down the kaisers of Seattle and elsewhere. STRIKE ON GREAT NORTHERN IS GROWING Machinists Are Being Sup ported by Allied Crafts and All Ark Demanding Justice. REPRESENTATIVES HERE TODAY SEEKING SUPPORT Now That War Is Over, Old Excuse Invalid and Gov ernment Award Must Be Lived Up to, Is Demand. On Jan. 28 the machinists of Great Falls went out on strike to force the Great Northern railway to live up to the award of the railroad administration of Washington grant ing the machinists the right to have -engine inspectors, which positions are now filled by locomotive engi -neers. Their contention is that as soon as (Continued on Page Three.) Myself and two returned soldiers were down to the Christian Science to "bulm" a sweater and Ithey told its we could getl work in the shipyards, but one of the soldiers pulled ouit hlis red card and said: "Nothing doing, in issls; if you want anyone to sea b, send youlr son or your husband down to do it; I've got too nmbch nlmanhood in me for anything like thait, evn if I am hungry at the present time." This is the way all returned soldiers and sailors feel. I hope that this will cut through the thick skulls of "Loyal Legion of Lousy Loggers," William Kutts and a few motre of them tl'ental-dodging patriots and open their sleepy eyes. Best wishes and luck to you and prosperity to the best labor paper in the west. JOHN O'BRIEN, 1117 Third Ave., Seattle, W'ash. TACOMA REACTIONARIES ARE FEW AND POWERLESS T'ac... FTeb. 4.--The danger th"It 'Tacoma industries and busiLness hou.ses I.might be paralyzed by a gen eral strike is past. Assurance is p.:i en that the city will be fully supplied by light, power, water and gas scr\ ice, when the latest returnrs front sating on the general strike were' announced. The clectricians rejected the gern eral strike proposal 87 to 20. This action tltprevide the general strike promnoters of the most powerful weaplon they hoped to use. Other unions reported to hav", oted against a general ticup are the cooks Itnd waiters, barbers antd ltal - SPARTACANS AFTER THE CERMAN GOVERNMENT (-iý"it United Press Wire.) tZuri,', Feb. 4.--The Spartacans mlnadeo tll,ter attempt Thursday to seize t1h- (German government. ac cordinlg io the Vorwaerts. Their leader., ',,ve gone to Wilhelmshaven. Bruntsv', k and other communist cen Sters t ...t partisans to reinforce thei SSprt a :, in Berlin. THE WEATHER. (CIt. i:,Iv fair today, becoming un sietti ,,:somrrow; warmer today. li rTTFE WEATHER. G :~,..,ely fair today, and slightly wvar .r in east POrtion. 'HOW SOON WILL REVOLUTION REACH AMIERICA AND HOW LONG CAN GOMPERS HOLD UNIONS TO IMPERIALISM?" ASKS LEADER OF THE SOVIETS 'BOILS EVIKI REIGN FOR ENGLAND Reconstruction Parliament Convenes Today, With Workers Active. Lloyd George Is Worried. (Special United Press Wire.) London, Feb. 4.-The reconstruc lion parliamenic t convenes today with a targe portion of ilte coluntry's workers attemlpting to take recon strulctioll into their own halnds. As tht orgarliziutl iil or L.ou ier wly-e tei .c,:! legislative body starts, Great Britain and Ireland face the constnt,'t v..... ing menace of a general strike which is frankly aditllliILt y llilloy il .s instigators to be the first step toward the attempted socialization 0of the niation's inllustries undtl r the Iholslievist regimll(. Added to this situation is the embarrassing pres Continued on Page Thre, ) FRENCH WISH TO HOLD TO RUSSIA 'British to Evacuate and America May Soon Follow Suit. Lenine Willing to Confer With Allies. tBy LOWELLVA, MEI,.:LETT. 'Unilted |'re.ss Staff ( l'l'eslpondent. I Pari:,, Feb. 4. - With the Frenchm still silent on the American proposal for i diallll(lilte withdrawal of all al lied troolps 'rol lussia, the IBritish are coiitinuinig to pirepare for uvac uation by their forces whetlher or not tile ,'French accede. While the American prolposal, ex cluslcVtly alllnnouncetd biy the .nitiltd Press, was baseid on political contin genci,:s. British accieptlance of the plan Iwas inlnflluenceid prilneipally by the military situalltion. '[he Almeriein1 peace delegation has learned that Lenine and Foreign Minister 'Tieitcherin were disposed to accept the associated powers' pro posal for I; joint. conlferilnce, Iprovid ed the confermnell es Were preceded by compilet allied e\acnation. This is said to ,,i th(o sole riasoe for the Americanl suggie.tiOll, which Include I French ,\ itihdrawal fiom tll - t'kraino. WHERE PROHIBITION Will NOT PROHIBIT (Special United Press Wire.) Washington, Feb. 4.-The United States may go dry, but for Wash ington lthere will be an oasis-maybe several of theml. Embassies and lega tions technically are on "foreign soil," whic(' means they can import all the liquor they desire. A full attendance is predicted at all diplomatict functions. PRESIDENT CONFElS WITH THREE CON~H[SSMEN (Slecil Ilnited Press Wire,) Paris, Feb. 4.-President Wilson conferred with Congressmen Helver ing, Nolan and White, who made a report on the conditions in German territory that allied troops are now occupying. (Special United Press Wire.) New York, Feb. -l.-The lRussian soviet g(overnmentllllt lwanIts pence'l''. It is willing to mllallke concels'siolls to get it, bult if the allies insist on war the soviets will tight to the end. tPremier Lenillie. thus declaredi in a copyright ed interview in the New York World, published toloday. Lenie told the 'World correspondent that the soviets are even inclill'el to pay lhe debts the old regime incurred, it' by that mllenllsl the war: canll be stoppl)ed. Asked whalt he thought of Rusllsia':s eligibility to a hleague of nations, Le nillne replied: "They arell Iiot forming i leagul e of tionsllll bulll it I1 league of imlperialists to strangle nations." Ile tadded thait (ilson is it shrewd man. policy of t'conollonell socil aft'airs, then1 abruptly asked,4, "How sooln will the revolution reach Almerlica?" Thile ollsheviki Ipriier said hIe wonderedl "how long m ompers ca. n hold the la bor uniollns ais subservientll to impelll)(riall ismlll as he is." lie hdescribedl the int pr)l'is(ellllltll of Eugene V. 1)ebs as at "shame" lldl asked why the Alnmer ian FederaI(· tion o)f llbor ldoesnl't, do sometlhilng aboutl the ( p llrisl'onment oif "l.ig Rll" iHaywood. 'rll( olcole. n. . adr , Rob;rt ".It+'F, splahtitd hi thei arthice printed in the World that IIussian industries are again in conI ltrol of tlhe busilness class thlroullgh (hei- nationaliz:ation and bllsiness andI technical expertsl have tbeen placed ill c'halrge o' the indlustries un der the name ofllll "peolplesr ' commis. sarlies." He said the red aIl'lay is strongellr underll'' "lr1vollutionlry dis ciplinc" thanl it was under the ohl leaders. J. HINTENSE DIRECTS ADLETS Unscarred and Undaunted, Ad Club Warriors Go Forth to Battle by Orders of His Imperial Highness -Josh. l'ronmptly at noon today the Ad clubl Apaches assembledb at, the Butte grill for their weekly mulligan, all dolled up in their No. I- whitl' col lfirs l and No. 6 chapeaus. I'ore vwarued of at message IofI heroic nlu ture, each little puglet carried a hottle of smelling salts. After all Ilad takenl seats and assumed a do or-dit expression, Jawn Ilintense M.c lutosh mad(le lanl ilmpressive stage enl "ry, and without, loss of time proceed ed( to Informl' the assenmbled terriers that the world had not been made safe for anything by "our boyS" tand the allies; that. the job was up to themn, and upon thenl rests the se 'turity of the world and its chosen reprlesentatives. Jarwn rumbled along with his usual doleful message to the few business utmen present, but finally warmIed up and in conmmi4nding tones informed tihe Adlets that they had been living on the fringe of society and getting away with it long enough; that they muIlst now take a leading part and save his $400-a-nlonth job for him; otherwise he and they would lose the "easy pickings" and all have to go. to work. (Hlere visions of the Ana;llconlda hot-boxes caused shudders to pass through each little brave.) ,IJiwn Hintense in great detail gave a history of his efforts to guide the :lfflilrs of poor, demented business iten during the warl andl since; he discoursed lightly and modestly on his valiant endeavors to make good for A.lwn for many years past; how it had been ne'esslary for him to change jobs oflten becllse none seemed to tneedl his great ability,, and how, re cently, fatigued by his strenuous ef forts to suplervise all and sundry, iealizing solmething was wrong, lie clhanged the name or nis meal ticket rather than separate from the $400 per. At this point the strain had begun (Continued on Page Six) LEAGUE OF NATIONS PLAN Is Completed. Will Be Be fore "Big Five" Tonight. Was Printed in English and Must Be in French. By IHOBEIt J. BENDER (United Press Staff Correspondent.) Paris, Feb. 4.--The constitution of the league of nations is expected to bo \irtually completed tonight at a meeting of the special colut ittee having that work in charge. While setveral plans have been submitted, it is learned that the joint Anglo American program will be the crux of the discussion. It includes a score of articles em bracing uritish alld American views with a proeanble outlining the neces sity for the establishment of the league. It was presented at yester (Continued on Page Three.) ALL HOPE IS ABANDONED Prospect at Seattle Is That Practically Every Work ingman in City Will Walk Out Thursday Morning. (Special United Press Wire.) Seattle, Feb. 4.-The indus tiial relations commnittee has is sued ia statement declaring they have ceased their efforts to set tle the shipyard strike and avert thie sympathetic walkout of 10,000 union men planned for Thursday morning at 10 o'clock. Seattle Feb. 4.-All immediate hope of avoiding a city-wide strike of 130 labor organizations, involving the greater part of 70,000 workers, Thursday morning at 10 o'clock was abandoned today when Attorney George Donworth, chairman of a cit izens' industrial relations committee, announced that the committee has discontinued its mediation sessions. The committee, he said, could not see that it could be of further assistance inll averting a strike. The general strike has been called in support of 25,000 striking metal trades work men, who left the shipyards and con tract shops here Jan. 21. after their demands for higher pay had been re fused by the millionaires. Other strike developments include: Campaign begun by the metal trades council for a state-wide strike and a walkout of ship metal workers throughout the country. Refusal of the longshoremen's union to obey an order of International President T. V. O'Connor, instructing the union not to strike. The Seattle printers and the street car men voted to strike. According to a statement from strike headquarters, strike leaders asserted they had been advised that the Los Angeles Metal Trades coun cil would take up the local recom mendation for a nation-wide strike at its next meeting. SPECIAL COMMITTEE TO HANDLE CGEECE CLAMS (Special United Press Wire.) Paris, Feb. 4.-Greece's territoriat and political claims will be referred to a special committee, representing America, Great Britain, France and Italy, it Is oflelally announced today.