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Buuo 1o 2 L ET 1 _ B 4 4J) JMi TODAY'S PRESS,3--
Cditorisl RooUms, . 2.I ANA 1PIV,
- "\•"__ a. FIVE__ENT
rance Objectsto Big Five Feeding the German People
Spartacans Rally in Berlin
and Government Mastery of
the Situation Is Doubtful
(Special United Press Wire to The Bulletin.)
Berlin. March 6.-Street fighting has brokeni out with re
lnewed violence. After the rebels appeared to have been
crushed and radical leaders admitted defeat, the Sparatcans
The general strike, which had almost flickered out, seems
to be gaining strength. Many republican guards were wound
ed in street fighting in various parts of the city. Some radical
chiefs changed their attitude of pessimism and are threatening
to develop a revolution which would accomplish what the
first Spartacan outbreak failed to accomplish.
Government mastery of the situation, so evident a few days
ago, appeared precarious at the time of cabling and the fight
11~ -l.JiJ11% Iou tin s 0
Junker Government
Makes Concessions
(Special United Press Wire.)
Berlin, March 6.-The German
cabinet, in an effort to end the revo
lution-the crisis of which is not
yet passed--has agreed to a constitu
tional recognition of the soviets as
economic controllers of labor and
production, official Weimar dis
patches today announced. A con
cession is also mad4 for the immedi
ate socialization of Industries.
Scheidemann Has
But 36,000 Troops
(Special United Press Wire.)
London, March 6.--The situation
in Germany is much more serious
than German dispatches indicate, ac
cording to information from neutral
sources. Chancellor Scheidemann's
forces are said to be limited to 36,
000 troops. Munich is reported to be
controlled by a few Russian bolshe
viki, who frankly do not care what
becomes of Germany. They are sup
ported by mobs of demobilized sol
Telephone Service
Again Suspended
(Special United Press Wire.)
Basle, March 6.-Street fighting
was resumed in Germany yesterday,
according to the National Zeitung.
There were some casualties in the
clashes at railway stations. Tele
phone service is again suspended
with the exception of official press
Anyox, B. C., March 7.--Twelve
hundred employes of the Granby
Consblidated Mine and Smelter com
pany have rejected a proposal of the
company to reduce wages and revert
to the sliding scale in effect previous
to the war, it was announced today.
The company defended its action in
reducing wages in a statement ex
plaining the collapse in the copper
market. It was said 16,000,000
pounds of copper is on hand, much
of it mined since the armistice was
"Nickel" Bread Predicted
for Housewives; Uncle
Sam Has Idea, but Has
Not Consulted McIntosh.
(Special United Press Wire.)
Washington, March 7. - The
"nickel loaf" may soon return to the
housewife's market basket, food ad
ministration offidials said today.
They are working on a plan to utilize
the- $1,00,000,0 wheat price guar
antee. fund for decreasing the price
to bteadmakers and still keep the
wheat price at $24.6 for farmers. The
plan embraees .a.ng over the goun
(Continued oil Page Eight.)
Henry D. Lindsley made a comfort
able fortune in Texas before he was
fifty, and retired, but couldn't resist
the call of the training camps when
the United States entered the war
He made such a fine record in the
army that he rose to the rank of colo
nel, and now he is at the head of
the war risk bureau of the treasury.
President and Mrs. Wilson
Aboard George Washing
ton See Thethselves As
Others See Them.
(Special United Press Wire.)
Aboard the George Washington,
March 6.-President Wilson tonight,
after a day of rest, attended the
ship's movies, where several reels
picturing his reception at Boston
were shown.
Both the president and Mrs. Wil
son laughed heartily at some of the
scenes. The presidential party is
keeping in close touch with world
doings on both sides of the Atlantic
by wireless. e
Aboard the George Washington,
March 7. - President Wilson was
overjoyed at messages reporting the
victory of a democrat running on a
league of nations platform in Penn
sylvania's special congressional elec
tion. This election-was in the Twen
ty-second district of Pennsylvania to
fill a vacancy caused by the death of
representative Robbins, republican.
The George Washington is 800
miles out this morning. The presi
dent, enoying the voyage, arose late.
He engaged in a boat drill with the
crew of the boat and at 12 o'clock
resumed work on a mass of business
awaiting attention.
Iresident and Mrs. Wilson coming ashuore from the cut tir Ossipee whimch met thei S. S. George W ashington in Bos
ton harbor.
It is hard to believe, hIt there
are indications that the A. C. 31. and
the Clark people are short on fi
nances. For the vast week we have
been receiving reports that persons,
claiming to represent the P. C. O. A.
were soliciting funds with which to
ight the Bulletin.
Today we learned that one such
party solicited a well-known adver
tlser in the Bulletin and was shown
the -door. This P. C. O. A.. when
elongated, swells Patroitic ('itizens
of Amerina. They claim, or did claim
not to exceed 5,000 members, out
of a population of sayalbout. 90,000.
Of course, there must be mlore than
5.000 patriotic citizens in Ilutte, but
they do not measure up to the stand
ard required by the gunmen and i
stool-pigeons who appear to be at
the helm in the P. C. O. A. In fact,
even some of the mnembers of this
organization hav'e recently discover
ed that they were not patriotic citi
zeus, at least so they inferred when
they were ordered to turn in their
buttons by the gunman who sum
mloned them to the inner chambner,
located in the office of .J. F. Taylor,
collector of bad bills, and one time
in the employ of one Oscar von
Bolmn, self-accused confidential ad
viser of German spies.
Two of the conunon garden vari
ety of American citizens, who were
recently haled before the bar of "pa
triotism," presided over by the gun
Helena, March 7.-That the Ana
conda Copper Mining company reigns
supreme in the legislative halls of
Helena was never better demonstrat
ed than when a committee of the
house was instructed to investigate
the case of W. F. Dunn, editor of the
Butte Daily Bulletin, who is being
tried in the courts for "poking fun"
at Governor Stewart's defense coun
In the face of.all this, one Dan M.
Kelly, legislator frbm Silver Bow
county, sits serenely in Montana's
legislative halls with no thought of
an investigation, although Kelly was
convicted of a crime involving moral
turptitude and paid a fine, after ap-;
pealing to a federal court.
Notwithstanding Kelly's record,
the committee has decided that Dunn
will be unseated IF the supreme
court finds him guilty as charged.
The house took action to this ef
fect last night, when it adopted the!
following report of the committee ap
pointed to determine the "legal stat
us" of "Du'n.,of Silver Bow."
"Tse said W. F. Dunn was duly
given a 4ctifl.cate of election as a
representative to the sixteenth legis
lative assembly of the state of Mon-I
Iuen, were relie',ed of their emllel.ms
of good citizenship, eix-cIonlununical.
:dl, anlId alst into tile outer darknee s,
to be submerged with tile other I90
per cent who did nothing for their
country bllt light. work and give,
and were also informed that never
again would they be allowed to get
a job in Butte, because they had
the "misfortulne" to be working on
the IDaily Bulletin at good wages.
On former occasiolls we have re
ferred to the activities of the "in
ne' circle" of the' P. C. O. A. Our
opinion of this inner circle has ai
ways been and is now such as: impels
us to refer to them not as patriotic
citizens of America, butt as a private
clique of assassins. But we do not
fear the activities of this "inner cir
cle" any more than we fear the
skunk who hila. given is warning in
time, with nauoligles to the skunk for
the comparison.
But the Bulletin has many sub
scribers whose genuine Alllericanismln
'unwittingly carried them to yield up
at dollar to carrion who have and are
ilrostituting American sentiment for
personal prolit, and we illention the
matter again that they, too, mlay be
warnlne in time.
We recognize the right of any
citizen to olppose thle Bulletin, and
also their right to donate mollnley to
tight the Bulletin, but we do not like
to have evell our enemies, most of
whoml are honest, but ignoral'lt, bun
tuna, Silver low c.lnty; he appeared
before the Intr of I house and took
the :ou.stitultioial, th of office, andl
has ever since been..a member.
•O(n or about the 14th day of Sep
temlber, 191S, an information was
filed by the county attorney of Lewis
anld ('lark county in the district court
of the first judicial district, charging
the said W\. F'. Dunn with the crime
'The pri InIr.V election taile,
place M.)onIly, March 24.
'lThe poll, open at 12 noon aind
Glom. at ' p. Ill.
'Te otlici'c to be filled are:
.1 Trellurer.
; I'olice Magistrate,
.n A.lermlnin in each of the
eight ward".
Each v'ling Place should be
watched carefully dUing the vot
ilg a(nd the coiuting -
roedl ouIt of their harl-earnedl coiln,
andl we iVwould aIdvise thelll to exact
anl ilrontclad guarantee that their
monlle will be used for the purpose
fior which it is solicited before yield
ing it to tllhe sticky fingers of somel
third degree !iar.lsitical pervert.
In issuing this warning, we are
imoved solely by ai desire to protect
the ignlorant in this co('ulllniiuity from
the clutches of those who never
cease their eflforts tol (3alllillize the
Ipatriotic sentilnenlt of lutte citi
The effort of the A. ('. 3M. and
Briber ( 'lark to crlush the Bulletin
are a joke, in view Of the fact that
Awe arCe supporl'tedl bIy thousands of
just plain people il Iutte and Mollin
Inlll(i; but the kingpin joke of them
a1 i ilin the light oil the llulletin, is
thlle soliciting of fundls by "colllnit
tees" to crush the Iulletin.
The A. ('. M. is short of funds, W.
A. ('lark is broke, Oscar von lRollh
is llbankrllpt, all the palrsites are pen
niless, the Ilundlredls of millionl of
dividends earuned Iby t(h swecrt of the
blrow of the workillng stiff has been
dissipatedll, and as a last. extremily,
they are forced to so(licit coin from
the slan es.
It is tloo good to lbe triule, buit it is
worth :I laugh Ior I 01w an soule gIg
gle, so we aisk (you, gentle realler, to
join us in ia little mirth, while Awe
pursue the even tenor of our 'way
auld establish i fre'e press in Butte.
of sedition; that ihereafter in said
collrt. a tlial of said \. i.' Dunn on
said charge, was (lilly had, and on or
about the 24th day of February,
1919, the jury in hiis case found that
said W\. F. u11nn guilty in the forml
and Illallllnnr a charged in the infor
llation, and fixed his punishment at
a finll( of ,5,00U; that thereafter and
oi the 2Stli day of February, 1919,
the said district court of the first ju
dicial district, state of Montana. in
aind for IL wis and ('lark county, duly
mlade and gave its judgment of sen
tnce" i against the said W. F. Dunn.
ill cc' ordance with the verdict of the
jury inl said case; that thereafter said
WV. IF. Iuniiiii tookl an appeal to the su
premlie court of the state of Montana,
which s;id appeal is now pending.
iTh cr .ite of sedition, with whchi
the said WV. I. . I)unn is charged, is a
felony inader the laws of Montana.
I but that such conviction does not ani
tonlatically disqualify him from hold
ing ofutie ° ' this assembly, as the con
stitution slccilically provides that the
inenbers hereof are the sole judges
of nlmembership in this house.
"Your coumlnlittee does believe that
(Countnued on Page Eight.)
Allies Believe a Spread of
Bolshevism May Be Checked
By Rushing Food to Germans
(Special United Press Wire to The Bulletin.)
Puris. Marcl 7. -I'le "lig Five" i' the peace conil'etreee
Ihis ntmor.itlng Iok upl I lthe prIopoIsition ot ul' sending food into
Itlienmia alnld iermiuutt .Austria. The Germans getting sup
.lies ilnto listricts most neetling Ili.ne was discussed. The
lpo ullatilons ,of these lerritories, it is felt. must be kept from
going hulltgry if the splread iof bolshevism is prevented. Naval
tenrms wlich w\\ill he incorlpora ted inl the final peace treaty have
iteem tIhltt..ghlly co.isider.il by fthe Big Five' and it was
leuarled a tdecision to destroy the (ierman submarine fleet
statils. IDecisit t is reserved, h\\e, eve regardiing a proposal
Ilhut the Kil catntl e destrotved attl 'ortificatlions of Heligo
linl redcltl.t. Thet lute of the G(etrman fleet is also undecided.
Maj. James A. Meissner, an American
ace who apcounted for eight German
planes. He is only twenty-two years
old, has been awarded the Croix de
Guerre and Distinguished Service
Cross, and has been cited in army or
Disapproves Military Forces
in Russia and Effort At
Arbitrary Suppression of
Working Class Ideas.
Washi ington, March 7. --- Failure
of thle tUnited States to reply
promptly to the alpeals fromt the
American Red Cross mission in RItus
sia for help in lighting the bolshe
viki gave the bolsheviki control,
Raymond Robins yesterday told the
senate bolsheviki investigating conm
Rohins was a miember of the Red
Cross mission to Russia. He said
the coi tandler of 'tile mission
cabled the United States for $1,000,
000 inmmnediately for anti - Ger
man and anti-bolsheviki prolagan
d(ll. }le said: "We waited a long
time for 4 reply. WVhen it came it
stated it representative on public in
formation would be sent to Europe
to go over the situation. When this
man got there the bolsheviki had
beent itt control two weeks."
Robins declared the allies' propa
ganlla in RIussia was worse thant
nothing and said Kerensky was a
sincere friend of the allies and revo
l t ionary Rulssia.
Washington. March 7.-The wit
n ess said a year ago Nikolai Lenine.,
bolshevik premier, had correctly
forecast low bolshevist ideals would
take root, in Bulgaria, Austria and
Germany ou the day named.
Mr. Robins quoted Lenine as de
claring that in his opinion the Amer
(Continued on Page Eight.)
The Final Military
Terms Are Drastic
(Special United Preds Wire.)
Paris, March 7.-The final military
terms imposed on Germany will prob
ably be even more drastic than those
the supreme war council originally
proposed. Captain Tardieu, colu
missioner of France-American rela
tions, told the United Press that
while the representatives of five great
powers are practically agreed on
naval ter:us, they hadn't agroeed on
military terms. "because it seems to
be a unanimous desire that they
should be even more stringent than
the supremle war couIncil proposed."
League and Peace
Treaty Combined
With regard to the question of
whether the league of nations cove
nant shall be included in the peace
treaty which Germany will be asked
to sign Tardieu explained the cove
nant itself would be first signed by
the allies and later-when admitted
to the league---by Germany. He said:
"The French idea now is that it is
very important to keep a connection
between the treaty of peace and the
league of nations."
Lloyd George Wants
Things Speeded Up
Lloyd George, since his return to
Paris, has added his weight to the
speeding up proceedings, not only
toward an early signing of the peace
treaty. but also toward quickly meet
ing the food situation in central Eu
British reports regarding condi
tions in Germanyand German Aus
tria and similar reports reaching the
Americans of conditions in Austria
are described as most critical and the
people are on the verge of starvation.
Delegates appreciate that this situa
tion may become so serious that Ger
many will break up, making the
signing of any kind of peace impos
France Objects to
Feeding the Germans
Le Temps has raised objection to
the allies feeding German Austria,
voicing a widespread French senti
ment against it.
However, it is generally considered
by the peace delegates as a necessary
step in effecting world peace tran
It is pointed out that the work. of
the food administration in rushing
supplies was planned under the
greatest difficulties and was all that
saved the situation there and pre
vented the country from disintegrat
Promote Insurrection by Ad
vocating Resistance to
Commander - in - Chief of
Army and Navy.
Ioise. dlaho, March 7.-By a vote
of 42' to 16 the lower house of 'the
Idaho; legislature last night adopted
a memorial to congress condemning
President Wilson for his "defiant and
dictatorial attitude in which he has
attempted to force his personal views
and opinions on the people of the
United States," and calling on the
United States senate to reject any
treaty of peace which contains the
present charter for a league of na

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