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TELEPHONES • EIGHT PAGES 7BusTiEs 2 7S OUioI X J"Ij _f TODAY'S PRESS I-E Editoria Rooms ..... _ _ __ 11,225 A'(11,1_11 I.-NUMBER 0 TTE. MONTANA. TIHURISI MAIH ( 11 PRICE FIVE CENT Mr A DEMOCRACY ENTER THE RACE FOR MM While the War Profiteers, 1bnch Dodgers and Black Flag of the A. C. M. Industrial Pirates Prepare to Launch Campaign of Ause NATION-WIDE CAMPAIGN AGAINST WILSON'S LEAGUE OF NATIONS BEGINS Spartacans of Germany Still Held In Check By Government By FRANI( J. TAYLOR (United Press Staff Correspondent.) Irli n. Marclih 4.---Despite spasmodic attemplts ol' the Spar ;incis Io revive the ew revolution, thle government appears In have the situation well in hand tonight. Sectioiis of the .ily where the revolution c(entered have been isolated by rar Ioe Wire enllagIIemUnLs recitUU under direction of officers specially trained in this method of defense during thle war. Government troops have extended their control until the revolutionists are forced to limit their activities to shiplping. Plundering continued in somne parts of the city, however. The' casualties haIre been extremely light. Employes of many factories refused to join the general strike, which was to have been the signal for a nation wide revolution. The telephone sys tem is working as usual and railway service has not been seriously im paired. The bourgeois are threatening to start a counter strike in sympathy with the government. General opin PORK PRICE JliS GOING SKYWARD Grain and Meat Prices to Reach Record, Height Is Prediction of Those in a Position to Know. (Special United Press Wire.) Chicago, March 6.-"The balloon has been cut loose," according to ex perts commenting on the unfixed price of hogs. Packing house olfi :iale said they expect an immediate advnnce in live hog prices to set marks' far above the $20 record of last winter. "Prices will be up for two or three years," said F. W. Waddell, head of the Armour company's pork depart minent. "Lifting the embargo on pork ex ports opens much new territory. 'T'here isn't enough pork on hand to meet this demand, and the .live hog supply of this country is almost ex hausted. "The farmer rushed his hogs to market while the food administration had fixed the price for his animals." Some startling high prices are un officially named as possible records for both grains and meats. THOUGHT CONTROLLER MAY PRECIPITATE STRIKE (Special United Press Wire.) San Francisco, March 6.-Elec trical workers and girl telephone op erators are ready to strike at a mo ment's notice, according to advices received here. A secret strike vote was taken a fortnight ago, and the result was announced today. The walkout will be called if Burleson does not meet the demands of the coast electrical workers and girls, numbering 18,000, who want better working conditions and increased wages. (Special United Press Wire.) Boston, March 6.-Fifteen thou sand:employes of New England and Providence telephone companies will strike March 11 unless Postmaster Burleson agrees to the wage demands of the telephone workers or Presi dent Wilson intervenes, it is learned here today. MfRS:'IlOI .FAIRBIANKS OBTAINS FINAL DECREE White Plains, N. Y., March 5.-A final decree of divorce in favor of Mrs. Douglas Fairbanks, wife of the motion picture.actor, was signed to clay by State Suprente Court Justice Young. The papers mentioned an unknown woman as co-respondent. Under the terms of the decree the custody Of a child, Douglas Fair banks, Jr., is given to the mother with the provision that the father shall be allowed to see him at fre quent "Intervals. ion is the radicals are overconfident and "went off half-cocked." Some of their leaders, including Hugo Haase, are already disclaiming any connection with the strike. The government, so far, has not been seriously endangered. The cab inet is planning to hurry the social ization of certain indultries, though its program is far short of that the radicals have demanded. All govern ment work will be directed from Weimar until order is completely re stored in Berlin. Unconfirmed reports have been re ceived that heavily armed hands are advancing on Weimar for the pur pose of looting the town. As far as is learned the bands apparently have no political affiliation. AMERICAN JEWS NOT IN FAVOR OF NEW STATE Ihiladelplhi, March 0. - A statement signed by 300 prominent American Jews setting forth their objections to the organization of a Jewish state in Palestine as pro. posed by the Zionist societies in -this country and Europe, to be presented to the peace conference in Paris, was made public here last night. Objections to the seg regation of the Jews as a nation alistic unit. in any country is also made in the statement, which will be plesented to the peace confer ence by Representative Julius Kahn of California. RELEASING THE POLITICAL PRISONERS Department of Justice Re views 52 Cases Convicted Under Espionage Act; Fredk. Krafft Pardoned. Washington, March 6.-Sentences imposed on a number of persons con victed during the war of violating the espionage act will be corrected from time to time through executive clem ency by President Wilson, it was an nounced yesterday, simultaneously with the commutation of sentences in 52 cases and complete pardon in one. As fast as the department of justice can review the cases still awating examination, recommendations for the shortening of sentences will be sent to the president. In many of the cases acted on yes terday department of justice officials said prisoners had been victims of wartime passion or prejudice and had been given long sentences not com mensurate with their offense. To eliminate any possible injustice, the reviews were undertaken. Official: explained, however; they would take care not to recommend clemency for the scores of persons against whom there was strong evidence of disloy alty, whose sentences were not ex treme. Frederick Krafft of Newark, N. J., secretary of the socialist party in New Jersey, was given the only full pardon. He was convicted for ut: terances in a speech in Newark, but in pardoning him consideraton was given to the fact that in the socialist convention at St. Louis early in the war he was one of the pro-war lead err. Those granted clemency today in cluded a number of socialists, I. W. W. agitators and religious pacifists. RAINBOW DIVISION'S RETURN IS DELAYED (Special United Press Wire.) Washington, March 6.-Secretary Baker has advised Secretary Glass that it will be impossible to advance the home-coming date of the 42nd division. Glass wanted the return hastened so the division could pat ,ticipate in the Victory loan campaign. -, .II t EjF O f~jj 41P FRENCH GOVERNMENT OFFENSIVE ON AGAINST THE HIGH COST OF LIVING GERMANY'S RESOLUTION IS UPPERMOST SUBJECT (Special United Press Wire.) Paris, March 6.-Conditions of the separate peace treaty are said to have been worked out to an extent where the formal approval of Presi dent Wilson, Lloyd George and Premier Orlando would be obtained within a remarkable short time after they had undertaken a discussion of terms. President Wilson will find an en tirely new atmosphere when he ar rives here. Concern over what is going on in Germany will be topmost among the anxieties rather than in dividual desires, and designs of va rious nationalities. Possible ar rangements admitting 270,000 tons of fats into Germany will be com pleted before the president has reached Paris. MONTANA WEATHER. Mostly cloudy Thursday and Fri day; probably light local snows; not much change in temperature. BUTTE WEATHER Unsettled today and tomorrow, with light snow; colder. W. F. DUNN HAS FILED FOR MAYOR AND FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY IS ON; PEOPLE AGAINST THE PROFITEERS W. F. Dunn, editor of the Butte Daily Bulletin, member of the Elec tricians' union and the only repre sentative from Silver Bow county sent to Helena by the democrats whose seat was not contested, has filed for mayor of Butte on the dem ocratic ticket and the efforts of the decent people of Butte to secure a real mayor and real democracy are now about to begin. In an interview with one of Butte's leading merchants this morning, a man who has ever had the welfare of the city at heart, when asked for an expression of opinion he began by bringing up the recent meeting of the republican central committee at St. John's parish house, and said: "At the meeting of the republican central commlittee' held at the parish _,9M s~.4ogol ay,,.venuing Hope to Reduce Prices in Paris 40 Per Cent Within Fortnight. ATipfor Woodrow Wilson. (Special United Press Wire.) Paris, March 6.-The French gov ernlment has started an offensive against profiteering with the excep tion of lowering the cost of living in Paris 40 per cent within a fortnight. Fifteen large sheds, located in various public squares, have been opened for the sale of' government controlled provisions. More will be opened as soon as possible. These supplies consist principally of food bought from inter-allied commissions already in existence. The state will transport them from ports to selling places by special trains. The government expects price reductions on other commnod Ities through indirect compression. The model scientific ration for the aveI age mlan, as worked out by the interallied comllmission, now (osts 05 cents a day in Paris. Under new government sales system the cost will be only 3Il cents a day. If the Paris experiment is successful food will be sent to other towns to he re tailed subject to state-control. The ministry of food supplies is also arranging a. system of workmen's restaurants in Paris capable of serv camouflage memners sat onR the plat form, but the leaders stood on the floor of the house and circulated around among the 'central commit tee' and delivered the word when certain members were to jump through the hoop. "John ('orrette stood at the en trance door of the Mteeting room of the parish house, never seating him self once during the performance. Malcolm Gillis took up his station at the rear of the hall. Not one of the black flags wrote up the meeting cor rectly. for reasons best known to themselves. \\. D. Fenner presided, and I will say that I believe the 'cen tral comnmittee' got the best of him, as he was one of the tew republican square dealler. present. .'(".arles Jackman w-eabie to get in a; few wotrs edgewfne ti "the tail BERLIN HIOTS ARE BECOMING VIOLENT SSpecial United Press Wire.) Basle, March 6.-The present Ber lin riots have become as violent as those which marked the Spartacan revolt that Karl Leibknecht led, ac cording to dispatches. The radicals appear to be con centrating their efforts in capturing police stations, 32 precinct stations having been attacked. The central station has been assaulted three times. Several policemen, captured by mobs, are reported to have been lynched. Arms depots, jewelry shops and food stores have been pil laged. "We are trying to render the sit uation more tolerable than that in Russia," said Herr Schumacher, one of the Spartacan leaders. "When factories are demolished and people are starving we will rebuild the state on the ruins." ing 400,000 meals a day. Charges will be reduced 30 per cent by ob talning the principal supplies direct ly from the government. Three hun dred thousand tons of provisions have been br'ought to Paris within the last five days. end of the meeting, after all the elect had filed out, having put their Man in for mayor. Those filing out were Mialcolm Gillis, S. I-. Greenwood of the A. ('. M. Hardware company; a prominent gunman; C. J. Nepper, representative on the school board, who speaks broken English, and a member of the Carpenters' union; John Corrette. A. C. M. attorney, etc., etc. The meeting was called to order by the chairman, W. D. Fenner, who, by the way, may be a sound citizen and republiean, but he has a poor mem ory, for he has forgotten about that high cost. of living committee find ing he was supposed to make with the committee he hand-picked from among republican ranks, taking all (Continued on Page Eight.) Opponents of Wilson's League To Present Their Objections (Special United Press Wire to The Bulletin.) Washiigtongli. lll'('l (l-.---;\ iA lllint -\i- e ('lllllnaig against Ie leaguie 41' nliils croitsittlionii heg-its in New York tonight, Wheni Senatoi l t'i0lt o1t Itahott Spealk. erly Seiatnr lwho joifl. il the cnmpiiiaigni. extenlding It every statle. \\ith the exception til' llhati, plaitns Io Ill his audience it is tit. the leagle of na lioilts lie is ltlpposintg. hilt a league as outlined in the tenitaLive cinlistitullioni. There is ni) dtispositio.i to tlltack President Wil stil except ais pItiliti'g utll hat lie slated ,jisl before leaving 'or Franc.oe Ilihat the cnllitio d)oes nl.t neetd an amendment. Republicans say their whole ca1m ign will e ased on that pont and league's constitution, but in his two ili will he ased on tha (in an speeches in this country and his tal.K the following: That sponsers for the with the congressmen he did not re league have no more authority for veal one of the reasons; that the pro, declaring the league will not inter- posed league will fail because it tries fere with the Monroe doctrine and to do more than the world is ready American rights than their opponents for now and that Europe is counting have for asserting they will interfere; on America bearing the burden fi that the president said there was rea- nancially, militarily and economical son for every provision of the ly of making the league a success. ROBERT EMMET DAY OBSERVED AT ANACONDA Anaconda, March 6.-The Phil lheridan club will obser\ve the one m:jindred and forlty-llrrst alnniver slry of the birth of the hrish pa I riot, RIobert Emlnet, at Hibernia hall tomorrowV evening. A comn mlitte(e halis been apIpoillted to nmllke all Ilnecen'ary tarrllangemsents for Ian interesting musical and literary program. T'lie (committee, Con(sisting of .John Durkin, Michael ('onnors andi ,lanmes Strappe has taken charge of tihe evening's progralm and is sures (lie melnlbers of the cllllub thalt everythinug conducive to ia mllost eljoyatble time onl that oiCll sion hals been prepared. CANADIANS WERE SACRIFICED IN BATTLE Sir Sam Hughes Charges Men Needlessly Slaugh tered That Officers Might Get Advancement. Toronto, March 6. -- All Cgnada has been stirred by charges made in the house of commons by Sir SanI Hughes, former minister of militia, that officers commanding the domin ion forces in France had needlessly sacrificed the lives of their men in order to advance themselves. Al though his allegations were assumed to refer to Sir Arthur Currie, com mander-in-chief of the Canadian forces, there is apparent a strong in clination in many quarters to tdis agree with him. Soldiers who serve:l overseas already have taken up the cudgels in support of General Currie. Sir Sam opened his attack with the announcement that he had protested several times to Premier Borden against the waste of Canadian boys' lives in tnnecessary stunts on the battlefield. He then read a letter he had sent to Sir Robert protesting against what he termed needles. ldaughter at Cambrai and stating that he had drawn attention of the prime minister on previous occasions to thei "nassacres at Leds, Passehendaele, etc., where the only apparent object Swas to glorify the general in comn mand and make it impossible t through butchery to have a fifth and sixth division and two army corps." 1-He leclared that any general who f would undertake the attack at Cam brai by suburban or street fighting should be court-martialed. The sam: was true, he said, of the officer who i had ordered the storming of Mons four hours before the signing of tht armistice. This, he characterized as a bit of theatrical display which hao cost tht lives of many fine Canadian boys who could ill be spared. Some of the newspapers hint Sit SSan's attack was inspired by chagrin t at the failure of his son, Gen. Garnet lHughes, to get to France as the com 1 mander of a fifth brigade of Canadi i ans, but all were unanimous in their 1 assertion that the charges call for (Continued on Page Three.) ELECTRICAL MEN TO STRIKE Will Call Out 12,000 Work ers in Four Western States Unless Burleson Grants Wage Demand. 8an Francisco, March G.-A strike of !),000 telephone operators and 3, 000 linemen in California, Washing ton. Oregon and Nevada has been or dered by the executive committee of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in the event that Postmaster General Burleson does not speedily grant wage demandi of the brotherhood, it was announced here yesterday by T. C. Robbins, per sonal representative of L. C. Grasser, vice president of the organization. Robbins received a telegram from Charles P. Ford, secretary of the brotherhood, indicating that a recent teferendum of the workers in the tour states mentioned favored a strike. Robbins announced receipt of an other telegram front Grasser author izing him to advise electrical work ers' organizations in coast states to "pay no attention to wage increases offered by Burleson through the Pa cific Telephone and Telegraph com pany..' The respective unions were cau tioned in the telegram from Ford to take no strike action on their own account "or they would be properly disciplined." The male workers demand an in crease of from $4.75 to $6.40 a day and the girls front basic wages of $9 and $14 a week to a flat wage of $2 and $4 a day. Recognition of the brotherhood of any of its subsidiary organizations persistently has been refused by Burleson, brotherhood officials con tended, and this concession also is sought. The increases offered by Burleson through the telephone com pany ranged from $5 to $5.50. No mention was made of the operators in this offer. iRobbins said he understood the strike order would apply to all por tions of the United States where re cent referendum votes followed de mands made on Burleson unless the federal administration of wire utili. ties granted the demands in full. The recent wage increases granted on the coast by Burlesonl i ted' California and Washington t 1 . FORD PERFECTING PLANS FOR CHEAPER AUTOMOBILE Los Angeles. Cal., March 6. Henry Ford left for his home in De troit today after announcing he soon would perfect plans for the manu kacture, by a new corpora.Cttfi ,ot a cheaper automobile, to i. _or a lower price than any now marketed. Mr. Ford said 1.es de signed the car while "reatlng".it Al" tadena, near here.