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TELEPHONER EIGHT PAGE S _ _a __________u_ _i_ __. Business Office 52.... gU TODAY' PRIs_ EN Editorial Rooms .....292 8,400 '0YLUMI. 1.--NUMBER 146. lt I I'I'. NTANA,_T11l.J1SA.\Y. I,'11i1U1., 1 1i . PRICE FIVE- CENTS SEARTLE GENERAL STRIKE ON IN EARNEST1 BLAME LAID AUTOCRATIC MANAGER OF THE EMERGENCY FLEET CORPORATION MINERS' WAGES ONE DOLLAR LESS NO CAUSE FOR PESSIMISM SAYS JOHN D. RYAN With the Shareholders and Official En tourage of t he Anaconda Copper Mining Company Protected by Earn ings of $165,060,980.70, and With Congress Providing $100,000,000 for the Profteers to Furnish Relief to the Hungry in the "Near East," All That the Young Soldiers and Workers Have to Do Is to Look After Themselves. Beginning tomorrow, Feb. 7, wages of miners will be reduced One Dollar, making their wage $4.75. Others employed around the mines will receive $5.50. These wages are based on copper at 19 cents, and there will be no advance unless the price of copper advances. This is the cheerful news being prepared for the soldiers and workers who made it possible for the A. C.. M. to pay in dividends over $82,000,000, derived from the sale of cop per to all nations-including Germany. "Jo1.ll it. lyanl, hairmanr of.the board," of the Anaconda c:,ppcr Mitling comlpay, which sinic the signing of the armis li.ce, has sltitl down llmany of its mines in Butte, throwing lhouslains ilit mi tlt Dirt of work itn the dead of winter, and a` a limlle wh\\'ten Ihuiiri'Cds o.' soldiers were returning to Butte with l I'\\ few dt lls Icl\\wecn them and starvation, has issued his reti.ri In the s.I riehtlt er5s. IThat. IIhe oli crs, di rlcclrs. sharehlolders, lawyers, gul.tl cit all thei clire at'asite clttolt'age of the AItaconda. (cotitt.iattn will olt sttll'er the pangs of huinget' duritng the "tryiyng times of rci.its Irteliot"' is iamply demoinstrated by Mr. iyan's report. lnro :,i s tie ofI Ills f.lti'es: "During the period from Jan. 1, 1913, to Sept. 30, 1918, the latter date being fixed as the latest to which estimates can be made with accuracy, the company, as aforesaid, earned, after payment of interest, but. before depreciation, the follow ing amounts: Year. Amount. 1913 ...................... $12,050,857.40 1914 ........................ 9,635,216.05 1915 ................ ... 18,596,384.55 1916 ....................... 57,941,835.29 1917 ....................... 39,721,188.39 Nine months to Sept. 30, 1918 (esti mated) ................ 27,115,499.01 Total ....................$165,060,980.70 During the same period the fol lowing dividends have been de clared: Year. Amount. 191:1 ....................... $12,997,500.00 1914 ....................... 9,077,500.00 1915 ...................... 9,325,000.00 1916 ....................... 17,484,375.00 1917 ...................... 19,815,625.00 1'To Sept. 30, 1918.... 13,987,500.00 Total dividends... $82,687,500.00 Balance ............... $82,373,480.70 l)uring the period covered by 'the above "modest" figures, the "com tpany" added to its "fixed assets" dividend-paying ,properties valued at the trifling sum of $59,109,457.61. That the future for the "elect" may be made doubly secure, the di JOINT CHAIRMAN OF WAR BOARD SAYS BOSSES STIR UP STRIKES Basil M. M\ aly, joi1 chairmiai of Ilhe nhlional l w'r lakt' ldoard, has issued a public statemenlt in w'hich lie acc(lsses Ihe Aniericali bbsses of' usiiig detectlivo agencies for the plrp'ose of fnmeltiting strikes anld breaking labor uiion.s. Maiily ceiles tlIo specilic instances in which supposed lliooll Ilien were urgilig unjustifiable strikes, and declares that imalny similar cases had been found. Manly continued: "Such cnploycrs as these, who deliberately stir up indus Irial strife in order to discredit unionism, are the greatest menace to American institutions existing in the country today." rectors of "your company have au thorized an issue of $50,000,000 10 year secured gold bonds; $25,000, 000 of said bonds, to be known as series A, will be issued immediately under a trust agreement as of Jan. 2, 1919, with the Guaranty Trust company of New York and have been sold to bankers. The bonds of this series hear date of Jan. 1, 1919, and will mature Jan 1, 1929. "The proceeds obtained from the sa4e of these securities are to be used for the equipment of the prop erties of the Andes Copper Mining company and the Santiago Mining, company and to replace in current account part of the earnings which have been invested by your com pany. "It is proposed to proceed as ex peditiously as is consistent with pre vailing conditions with the construc tion of plant facilities for the South American properties, so that they may, at as early a date as is prac tical, begin production and thus con tribute materially to the income of your company." In order that the returned sol diers, starting at the bottom of the ladder in life's struggle, after hav ing made the world safe for divi dends, and the workers who made the dividends, may realize that they are at liberty to devote their entire time to worrying over their own af (Continued onlage Two.) ONLY ASK A LIVING WAGE (Special United Press Wire.) Seattle, Feb. 6.----The shipyard workers on strike during the past two weeks at Seattle demand $6 minimum for common labor, $7 for mechanics and $8 for machinists. To day's general strike is in sympathy with the ship yard strikers and does not demand concessions of any other character. C OVERNMENT ITROOPS HAVE ENTERED BREMEN (Sypecial United l'ess, \Wire.) Copenhalggen . Ge . (c (7overnnientli troops lentered ft'renien last night after heavy lighting and occuplied the town hall and the stock exchange. The goverlnniel|,. troops 1)Hmade Itheir entrance after the city had ben bombarded. Many perlsons are re perioortd lo have bee n killed in the bombardment. Armed Spartacans from Eisenach and Gotha are on their way to Bremen to the support of the Spartacans there. SCOTT NEARING NOW ON TRIAL FOR SEDITION (Sp'cial United T'ress Wire.) New York, Feb. (i.--- Scott Near ing, formerly professor in the Uni versity of Pennsylvania and Toledo university and a socialist candidate for congress in this city, last fall, was placed on trial in federal court yesterday on a charge of sedition. After one juror had been called, the case adjourned until today. LONDON ENCINE[RS OUT ON SIYMPTHETIC STRIKE (Special United Press Wire.) r London, Feb. 6.-Traffic on the London-Brighton railway was halted today when the engineers struck in sympathy with the subway employes. Threats are made of a general strike on all steam railways. Engineers and firemen on the London-Southwestern railway latei struck. GEiMANS ANO POLES SIGN 7-GAY ARMISTICE (Special United Press Wire.) Basle, Feb. 6.-The Germans and Poles have signed a seven days' ar mistice on the Silesian front, which may be renewed automatically, it is reported in dispatches received here. The armistice' ends one of the inde pendent wars that were threatening Europe. BOLSHEVIKIS TAKE AN IMOIRTANT STRONCHOLD (Special United Press Wire.) Copenhagen, Feb. 6. -- Zhitmoir. capital of the government of Volhy nia, has been captured by the holshe viki, according to information reacn ing this city. THE WEATHER. Probably snow and colder today! tomorrow probably fair. BVTTE WEATHER. Probably snow and somewhat colder today. SEATTLE JUNKER PRESS WILL BE ON THE JOB (S-peodi n lted I 'i..ss Wire.) Seat til , Felb. 6. I:niois alli'ed with iith printinti g I.itides aIre not striking. 'l'ite newstsapers chi n tinuet publishing. (Special uIited Pire-;u W\'ire.) Washington, Feblh. 6. "The strikb is entirely in the hiands of Gen(erall Manager Piez of the shippint g boaird.' was thei only word f'romtlt his office here i.oday. Piez is in Philadelphii. (Special lnlilted rl'ess W\ire.) Seattle, F'eb. 6. --The slirikte coin tlilnttee late otloday iss ed;lli a isate entll t that it will luaintain its own police, but will not furnisih themt with guns. "Moral tsuasioln will lie ;used to dis perse the crowds. No trouble, en sued during the two weeks of the shipluilders' strike. but no attempt has been tll ade by the shiiyaird own er' to openl the yards.' ,(Special United Press Wire.) S San 5a-iuelcico. i'et. 6.--No all Iempti will be niade to conllliate Iht 2,5(10 boilernlakers who struck at Oakliland, Representat ivye Blrotherton of hlie Mtacy board has annoluncred. The tmen are iunjust in their cntt'.i: ndi anti lhe only way the stritker's will re Iurn to work is at the presentl lterms.' ''lhis attitude of the shipping h:1 rild, iti is uniderstsoorl. will alpply a;1:o to striking lshipyarid wo(rkeri' a. eat, oeall DIOYALISTS WIN AIN WILL HAVE MONARCHY (Spciail United Press Wire.) ]Paris, Feb. 6.- -A dispatlch frioi Oporto saycs that roiyalist sourcies in PIortugal annoulnc tht completl e sui-llt coss of thle royalists at El van;, 12 miles west of Iaidajots. The' displatch adds that the troops have Iprochlaimed i miOrarchy. NO EXTENSION OF TIME FOR FILIIN TAX RETURNS (Special United Press ire. i) Washington, Feb. .- -No exten sion of tiime for the filing of tax r(e turns ilunder the new re!venue meca tire will hie allowed-. Secretary Clas annoulliocel today. The lirlst install Inent oif ta;xes and returns froim lt.azes lust, be ill tho hands of tl e treaclrir by March 15. the hill provitles. AGREEMENT REACHED ON NATIONS LEACUE DRAFT (Spc:il United IPres Wire.) Paris. Feb. 6.--A getneral agree meint Ia.s bIeen reached on the prin ciples undlerlying the whole dra'ft of the league of nations constitution, it was officially announced today. [ACU OF NATIONS MOES UP A NOTCH (Sl',iia United Pres hWire.) Paris, 1F eb. 6.-The league of na tions commrission-, at its latest meet ing, practically agreed on the third article. While this decision is pro visional, it is stated that' many ap parent difficulties have been solved. PROBING BUTTE ELECTION FRAUDS 'l'alliln of delpoitions inl conll nctIioil with the contesteld elrc tion 14) duefeated republican (.an (dl ate'- of democratic represient; tive' f,'-m is .stounmty to the lea isslane" will begin before ileferi.e Pellleier in Butte tonsorrow. ,tt, lrney(Y W.lHngton I). Hank in aind l. A. Grorud arrived in the city I' iI Helenll yesterday andl are pre'lPrinrg for the hearing. They will replesent the republi can.1 The demaociet, will be rep resientedl by O.'B. Nollan of Helena. Iri. NOln wLt probably be aided t by local lawyers. SOLDIERS WILL NOT BE SCABS (Special to tihe ulletin.) Tacoma, Feb. 6.--A se cret straw vote taken among the soldiers at Camp Lewis on the ques tion of the general strike resulted in the soldiers voting 38,000 against scab bing and 100 for scabbing. This action of the sol diers destroys the last hope of the plutes to en slave the workers. 2,500 OAKLAND BOILER MAKERS STRUCK TODAY (Special lhtitdl Press W ire.) ldh landlI, (';ii., 1Feb. 6. - w--'W lent., five hullndred hoiler inaktIer1 sltruk hcr" "tt 10 ' clock ' its " t rni' iln an aI lenpl to l llenfore (demlandll for incrllelse1ld wages. 'TIhey ask higher pay hanlll givenO by 11he Macy award. The strikers include drillers, hunr 1rs, welders and plate handlers LfrOlll fl1e East bay shlipyarlds. The yar(ds will be lied up within two days. BERNE LABOR CONGRESS WILL ASK FOR REFORMS (Special ITnited Press Wire.) hlorne, 'eb. 6.-- With a special comlllln itt te e 4 (I question of '4re sponsibilily for the war, the inlterna tional labor' iand socialist congress took stelis yesterday toward the CO)n 4;4ullllllation of a definite peace prlo grallll to be s4ubllliie(d1 to tile peace conference. Sllggestionlls for Incor pOlration of cer lt.alinl labor and social refornls in the le aglue of nat ionsl is expectelod to 1b il1e first matt(ers conll sidelred ill conunct1ionl with 111i pro grl111. LABOR LEADERS BELIEVE LOS ANGELES IS "SAFE" (SpIohial United Press Wire.) 10os Angeles, l'elw 6.--Although no announclllement. of the result of the vote being taken by thIe Los An geleC; distlrit, shipyards workers will hI m;l4de before Thulrsday, un101on le11dors; hbelieve 1I10 1ll( ll will not, strike1,. The1 ma.jority f;ivor', it is re por(ted, following the Ilead of San Francisc(o unions which voted to abilde by the prelxsent contract, expir ing April I. MORE TROOPS SIGNED FOR EARLY TRIP HOME Washington, Feb. 6.--The follow ing organizations have been placed l in priority for early convoy home: The 166th field artillery brigade headq urllarls, tle 437th and 348 field artilery (all 1of the 91st (ivi sion), the: Lt.t arluy artillery head qllart'r::, 111 . 61 h aero squadron and thi, 11rdl4anc.ll1' caslua.l companies, 1 . 12 to ,21, inlc1h,1ive. GCOVEINOHS ARE WORIEl OVER UNEMPLOYMENT (Specrial United Press Wire.) Wash)ii'rwion, VF'el. 6.--With unl w plornellfi inlcreasing, many state gov ornors, incliuding those of Washing ton anrl Oregon, have sent appeals to the labor departnient for government action. All express approval of the bill now before congress providing for government aid for road build ing and other public works, and urge that action be taken im1mediately. First General Strike the U. S. HasEver Knownb SEVENTY THOUSAND WORKERS IN THE CITY OF SEATTLE ARE NOW SHOULDER TO SHOULDER FIGHTING FOR REAL DEMOCRACY (Sopecial Inited l'rss Wire to The Bulletin.) Seattle, Feb. 6.-The first general strike in the United Stat~s began promptly this morning at 10 o'clock. Practically every industry is at a standstill. Strsoe car and jitncy service stops ped. Electric light, power and gas service is assured only to hospitals. Milk will be distributed only to the extent of sup plying the needs of hospitals and babies. The unions plan to run 15 eating halls, where the general public, as well as the strikers, will be given meals at stated hours at a small cost. shipyard workers and 40,000 sympathetic strikers. Mayor Hanson says he is prepared to swear in 10,000 policemen to maintain order-if necessary. It is reported that details from Camp Lewis and Bremerton navy yard and the university train Ing station are ready to take a hand if an emergency arises. (Special United Press Wire to The Bulletin.) Sel ie.l' , l )e . (G. An e\eveitll-1(,h 111 aittel.lpt to' prevent the walllkout ll Ir 1 50,0ii I,0) 75,(0 union men has failed. The slreel eai menls unil \'(IedI niualiinumonsly this morning to joili ihe Whialku1l. 'l'he Seatt;illo IIuio, l.eur(l, IIe lllitiall organ of the labor Illlimois (tf this eilty, Illaiy Imale Ihe I'eullowing statement of hlie pi)osili)nl o' the or)ganized \\orkers: "'The strike of 30,000 lmislellanoius l\Iorkers ill symIjtllll y with 30,000 shipyard \\ oIrkers Illready (Ill, IiIeI. IS ;l. la It resort tl o break down the alluerIlie ti lili(.lu (I' I i'eneral Manager Piez of the Emrnerg einey !le,t l l memn'l alio l u I, a Io sellleIenl of the trouble." "PieZ has a:ssuliiid ali aisolutelly indefensible posiirnl and by virtue ofi hi:; control of the sre Sol of public. ity has suce.oeded in InI islealirig a large part ofi the tliionl iinto a coni pleto irrisindrlesliandilng of affairs. 'I'hp Macy board has jurisdiction only in case of failullre of local workers anld empl oyers to r'eacih an agree ment. Mr. Piez has prevented the negotia tions for a. local aigreerentll by de rlaring hie would atop sihipmrents of steel to local yards. "(Conltray to replorts, there' is no reviolutionlary signiticlanlce to the' strike, though if settl leentt is nIoi reached soon it has revolutionary plosaibilit.ies. The entire Imatter is onel otf adeqrlate wa1age:' for mIlen who imadile the success of Americanr forces in Europe ptossible h) furrihiutr; theim tlr ::hips." WVilliamr Short, pre:idrent iof the State F'ederation of I,abolr, has wired the Amnericanl Federationl of La bor asking if a strte-wide strike would ht, sanlctionedtl. (lrocer'y stors yes Ltrday and today explorrieinrcd a rc ord ruln on their goodis fby Ioersoins stocking llp with provisions, andl a ANOTHER SENATOR FLAYS-WOODROW FOR HOBNOBBING WITH ROYALTY \\';a.ini gto . eb. G(.---- ,enator Fi'i rling2huysen of New .Jercy solid in Ihe steilc yesterdhl' that American soldiers hI;i reiturnuIl ri;iei iaill a i peniles-- "Clad more like Ira ps.' 11 ie iinc.iluded with the following: it is very \well for the presidelnt to break the precedents I' a ieItur'y thati he may heal Itriiiumpilal processions in for eigni cipliails, sleep int the chaliibhers of royalty, dhie off gldl plates inl the palaces of the ilodercll C(aesars and have his photgrlaphs taken with kings, queens and princesses. But what of the American private who returns to his native shores dismissed -without a dollar in his pocket?" similar run was made on kerosene and ga:;oline supplies, candles and iallaps. Governor Lister Is Watching Situation (Special United Press Wire.) OlymIpia, Wash., Feb. 6.-Govern or lister has announced "that the state will furnish immediate and aimple protection of life and prop erty, if the necessity arises out of the strike situation." Department of Labor Will Not Act soon (Special United Press Wire.) Washington, Feb. 6.-No action will be taken by the department Qt labor in the general strike at Seattle until three convuissioners, watching developments there report officially, it was announced today.