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Ieased every evening, exeept Sunday, by THE BULLETIN PUBLISEING 00 aseM as Sesdat-Olee Matter December 18, 1917, at the Postoffle at Butte, MostaaS Ulider Act of Marks 8. 1879. PHONI' ~uWtIss 0flefo, ls Editorial Rooms. a29 Publecat~en Office, 101 South Idaho (downstairs). Editorial Rooms, 103 South Idaho (downstatre). SUBSOaIPTION RATES: 1 moUth ....................... .765 months .......... ......... . ..75 S months ..................... 2.00 12 months ..................... 7.00 The l.ily Bulletin is on sale every day at the following places in Butte: Depot Drug, 828 East Front. George A. Ames, Jr., 816 1-2 N. Main. P. O. Nbwe Stand, West Park. International News' Stand, S. Arisons Harins' Grocery, 1028 Talbot tare Palace of Sweets, Mercury and dain. Allen's Grocery, 1204 East Semeed. Everybody's News Stand, 315 a. Men tans. TUESDAY, MAlRCII 18, 1919. "SQUARE DEAL" CANDIDATES For a better andl cleaner city in whi(ch In live, for civic righteousness inl mintlicipal affairs, vote oIr the following candidates: MAYOR ................................. W . F. DUNN TREASURER ................JAS. J. McCARTHY POLICE MAGISTRATE........- MIKE ALLEN ALDERMEN. 18T WARD ................-JOHN T. SULLIVAN 2D WARD .............. ........BARRY O'LEARY 3D WARD ................. BERNARD McVEIGH 4TH W ARD .............................CON bYNCH 5TH WARD ................ULRIC NADEAU 6TH WARD ................WALTER A. KYLE 7TH WARD ........................E. E. CARLISLE STH WARD ........................E. G. JOHNSON (Paid Political Advertising.) COMPANY PRESS CONDONES MURDER. If anything ifutrtiheri wa needed 4to shov the litter disregartd Ofr hiumini life oii the part i' the bllooldtlhirsty (degenlierates eni ,loyed by the corporal.tiols i ihis ily) to watch Ihlir properly I(nd terrorize the In\\w- lilding eilizelis. o' this coniinuln ity, it ias beein furnished by the shootiniig of a w'oman who was .icking up) coal along Ithe iilroad tiracks. It wouldt seem Ihe dire slate of poverty ItihanI compnels wolmen o depend for fuel for ltheir flamilies uipol)n the scaully supily hat can be secured by laolriol sly pic kinEg ilu scattered iumps of coal that have fallen from passing cars, sh nul [rouse sympatlihy in'the blreast it IIo imc .ast catllollisled. i,> tead of sympathy, hio\ ever, the illl'nrt atll e vi.ct \it il io i o-called "w\vlatchallllnl' gets a billetl nd lies at tlhe poiiit of leath. To show, we sullipose, that nothing is ltoo fouil for tlhem to avor, the Anaconlida Standard, owned by tI ie AnLacoinda C(ip per Miiiing comnlany, attempts to treat the uiIter as a ,joke. A womanill shot,by a gillilinai iiand it nenO()iies a matler el' jest with the corporation ipress. W\itness the lheadliines ii tlhe Sulllndarl: CARRYING COALS FROM NEWCASTLE HAS NEW VERSION Several Women Alleged to Be Guilty of Theft, and There's Woe. IExtremnel y f'iiiiy, isn't it? itf it, was your imi4tiher, or your ,iser.' a ' feel like laugh ini - w ihhuldn'tli ii ? Mrs. Auitone I'lese is soliebody's sister iiandl someiiioly's i)mother. She is a im itian beinig inid hiias i right tl the protl i tiol ofr our1 laws. Yet, she wa\\s shot. down by ai "pecial deputo y sheriff," emii ployet ( by i coilor 'atiion. 11 iiliothtier itie tfor ii guintlman. Hlow tlilch m loniger are the ipeil)le 41' Itlloe guoilng to stiiand for this terrorism and wanton lil ru'der? Are thie laws only 'r tlie por' a ind oppressed? Is ii companyi giumalilni a)bove the law? Iani lihe shool downii peaceullil citizenis and niio (liuesltions he asked? The guiilniali who' shiot J.lohn Carroll last fall lilts ilever boeen tried. Will lie ever le tried? If anli ordilnary citizen is gra.ited ai permitl It carry weuponsliili to protect himself froln the iureiol',s atlt.iaacks lof the c'oll pany thulgs lie is pillol'red by tIhe Cen)iinlpuiiy pi'ess. Sometlhing mnuist the done! Mullrder by gunllllllen mist ce(se to go iunpunishet. The peoplle of Itis coi ly caii sllal this reign of bloodshed it Ilhey will. Shootilig of helpless meii and womllei Ie satisfy the blmod lust of hired murderers, supported by it c'pil)ny liress, is sufficient evidence to conlvinlce any thinking ll(erso. that the local autocracry whl o maintaiil their l.,ositio by Ilhese tllisi('s must he shrn of thIeir power. CANADA. The years of 1!)12-1:3 and Ii were years of trade depres sion and panic. Canada was swarmed with idle, nnemplotyed and hungry men Iand \\w'o(mell. nIemIl)oyed' demoisstraitions wC ere ()11ni1( in lmanlly cilies---s...uch as EdiiIolllllltl--tllley (,r ganized and forced( the city tlllhot'iies to give bed and food to their jobless thoiusands. Parades were frequent. Int Van.eouver, Prince Rnplert, Cal gary, Rlegina, \Winiipeg, Toronto, Montreal: in fact, every; large city of the I)lmi1nion1, the prodl cers of wealth marchedl through the streets with hanners unfurled, demanding Ithll abolition of the system tha Iplac'edl the ownership of the nln chines of production anil distribution in the hands of the fwc at the expense of the matiy. All that one coutld hetar was 'Have 'yon a job?" ".Do you know where I can get one?" "'leen out of work for sixl months." "Haven't a bite to eat in the house." And things went fronm ad tol \\orse, flor just before lhe Sdvior arrived oil sharks cleaneId c tile last few dimes of the befooled toilers. This was in tIhe summer of 1t)14, and therefore the coming winlter east the 4mo(st dreary of shadows. But as we say, the savior arr'ived. The Eut'opean war broke and with it an unlimited delnimll for wage slaves in the army. And therethey swarmed. Impelled by economic reasons. Forced by hunger. And the shyster elements rejoiced.. The oil sharks aind the Union Stock Holders in the ' Butte Daily Bulletin UNITED MINE WORKERS OF AMERICO&--Iaoea : Band Oolee Stocket, Roundup, Lehigh, Elein. PEDERAL LABOR UNION-Livingston. MACHINISTS' UNION---Great Falls, Butte, Ud..tnton. MACHINISTS' HELPERS' U7NION-Great Feall, Itte. CEREAL WORKERS-Groat Falls. TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION-Butte. BLACKSMITHS' UNION-Butte and Miles City. ELECTRIUIANS' UNION--Lvingeton, Uiae. BAKERS' UNION-Great Falls. SHOE WORKERS-Great Falls. PLASTERERS' UNION-Great Falls. RAILWAY CAR REPAIRERS--Livinstom. MUSICIANS' UNION-Butte. BREWERY WORKERS' UNION-Butte. HOD CARRIERS' UNION-Butte and Bozeman. STREET CAR MEN'S UNION-Buttes BARBERS' UNION-Butte. METAL MINE WORKERS' UNION (Independeat).-Butte. PRINTING PRESSMEN'S UNION-Butte. MA ILERS' UNION-Butte. STEREOTYPERS AND ELECTROTYPERS' UNION--Rtte. BRIDGE AND STRUCTURAL IRON WORKERIs-BUTTE. PIPEFITTERS' UNION-BUTTE. BROTHERHOOD BOILERMAKERS AND HELPERS-Butte and Liv. ingston. STEAM. AND OPERATING ENGINEERS-Great Falls. BUTCHERS' UNION-Great Falls. BAKERS' UNION-Butte. INTERNATIONAL MOLDER'S UNION. LOCAL NO. 276--Butte. AND TROUSANDR OF INDIVIDUALS IN BUTTE AND MONTANA LAUNDRY WORKERS UNION. NO. 25-Butte. PLUMBERS' UNION-Butte. real eslante spiliers grilned, andt plotted to get officers' jobs. 'I'lie higlier ilps----lIhc real pllllces-contrived anii schemed. They sold( rillten i.itletrial to the government; Ihe( controlledI lso useless ril'les, ipapler shoes, ele. They lhi,;iirte the great mien of Ihle war, the "protectIjors of the empire.'' whilst the p.oiil, lllllt'gry loilers, who had c.halilged their cIlioes into that of the sldlier', went iota tIc thickest of the fray to lie Ibutcher edI, andtl to standl helplless before the foe because of the useless wea\\pilion( Ili l the talkirs hllad placed ill their Ihartns. And this 'graft of the 'iluatilists and their salelites, this slaughlllr o, the \\rkers . iiul grief of their der onies, wentrl oii for months and moniiths. But it bore its I'rils. It drove hmie more (lea rly thait ever the trntlis that Ithe revolutioli ary socialis ts had taught for m tany years before. The much vauilted freedomi was showii to b(e hut the noisy mouithings of Ilie rilers. The ilullstrittl w'orker and the mo'Igaged foI'rmer foundili Ilnhemselves inl a slavery tnl bo( dage l.l nilquialedt in the ildarkest days of the Itisiiarckl gag laws. Awil tlheiir disciiitent grew. Ai ilow it. is einig chrystal izedl aid thie iimasters are v'ery likely ill the iear fullture to rea ui whaI. they lliand Iheir system tleserve to harvest. T(he western workers. irreslieelive of craft or industry, are ooliiig with the oibject iof uniilinig into one great body pal elirned tit lor lie Onte Big Uniiton formed. ini Auistralia. They aire aisseiibiliiig ill (Calgar'y ainid at this congress ine can almost i'redicl wilh certaiiiity l he downtfall of the doaiiiatliioii of labori faiki 's. The lauiadiiaii workers of l the west are dlel emitnied on the overt\hrlri f itl' Ilioes" bet rayer.s of labor. They had suffered with the ruliigs of the parasites before the war, but the re actionary and trai iil os ruligs made by the fakirs during the bloodiest was the straw that broke the calmel's back. The tra itors will go, ais sie as ,the ni ight, follows the (ay, for te itun and worenti who make up the congress are spikesnii ti'laiied Lii the tleor'iicatl conc('epits .of the class strulggle ail hardened iii the actual partlicipation oif many al1ttles. Thie irst resolutio nis and the only ones we have received, give proof to uii view's a id ie as tfollowv: Realizing that the aims and object of the labor movement should be the improving of the social and economic conditions of society, and the working class in particular, and whereas the system of production for profit, and the institutions resulting therefrom prevent this bIeing achieved, be it further resolved that the aims of labor as represented by this convention, are the aboli tion of the present system of production for profit, and the sub stitution therefore of produec n for use, and that a system of propaganda to this end be calnMed out. This was adopted without much debate. Resolved, That tis convention recommlend to organized labor in this tlominion the severance of the present affiliation with the international organizations, and that steps be taken to form an industrial organialion of all workers, and that a circular letter outlining a proposed plan of organization be sent out to the vari ous organizations, and that a referendum on the question hbe taken at the game time, the votes east of Port Arthur to be com piled separately to those in the west. These were pliass. w'iiithoutl it iissetlinig vote. This will sliuw the direction i which tihe vmkes of Canada are. hieiaded andi shoul e a good eximple II te workters it' the weslern states. (apilalisni caititt solve the miseries io n of' itself. This can lie donie by the workers only. Unlellivoment. and its ctin sequelit miiseri'ies is itgatilt hliatiltiliig (Canldei, but we have every ireason to believe that insteaid of the Savi(r beinig deathli, ias it Viwas iii the ipast, it will b.u it greatier lifle liy the inauguirattion of' thle 'wor'kers' c. (olll 1niwtMeal th., \\e look w'ilth g'reait joy iupit the toliveients iof the (Iitan adiani w'orkers . toil hoipe the day iiol far dlistaitt when w'e shall lie lte glad lueiil'"es of tidinigs that lthe .\aierican .toilers aire doinig the samte. It now \" urn5s oil lhat lhat promtisedl ,ew freedom for the toys when they got back, is freedom un walk the streets look in g tr I' jobs which don' I exist. Which leai s us to ask: What is the lupromissory note of a special-inlreslt politician wvorth? The contest for mayor finds the Ip,,,l1 backing 1)unn be ing opposed by Oscar von lRohn, Jaw+i II. McIntosh, the Gun nen's union and the (cootie (formerly the Ad) club. having "'put across" another salistlitlry water contract with the city, "Admiral" (Ilirty- 'Wa.l. Carroll announces lree water for the irrigation of garden.. Our idea of absolute tragedy and pathIos is the disappoint melnt ofI the professional patriots o,\c, lithe fact that the or gainized farmers are patriotic. The mere fact of being "in (in Gu+rul iS no recommendation to thle votiers. The questioni is, lwhos interests is one guard (:larlk's black-flag rag is snopport lin lhe "'Chocolate Sol dier'" for mayor. 'Nuf sed. (onser\vatism is another mnme ft'o, eiiig behind the times. Cutts is Dunn for. OPEN FORUM Thr column is conducted for a~4--%.itten by Bulletin readers. St YOU have any suggestions to of sr for the bettermeht of condi tiOns in which the public in inter ested, the Bulletin offers you this opportunity for their expression ahd, interchange of comment with Stit' neighbors and friends. rOperly to protect this Open Form, all communications mI)ust be signed with the name and ad dress of the writer, but anony mous signatures wil. be used in the column if requested. Address all communications to the editor of the Bulletin and please be brief and to the point. Editor Bulletin: Your paper a few days ago pub lished a news article from Billings. which stated that the bean grower: in and around Billings had petitioheu the food administration to aid them in disposing of 100 cars of fancy white beans. Your leading grocer owning a chain of nine stores, ad vertises this morning: "Finest naxy beans are grown in Michigan, spe cial per pound, 10 cents." Montana consumers would gladl buy Montana-grown products for tha reason that the price would be less and to encourage production. This same advertisement has thi: heading: "Higher or lower? whici will it be?" Some predict that prices must - come down. Others contend that prices will be higher. There is a difference of opinion on this point that time will settle. "Some predict that prices will come down." This is the rash con- N clusion of some consumer who has c read that the president of the chain t ber of commerce is going to ship old automobile tires from his ranch in 1 the Beaverhead to Butte p a central t market in order to reduce "the high t cost of living." This is the state ment he made to the Advertising I club at their weekly luncheon. "Others predict that prices will be t higher." This is not a rash conclus ion by those in control of the retail and wholesale situation in Butte and ( Montana. There is a difference on this point that time alone will settle. Please tell us the time. A CONSUMER. POOIR MATERIAL. Editor Bulletin: Our men folks came home witl I pockets bulging with liberal dona tions of "Cutts for Mayor" literature. After reading over the remarkabb collection in our family circle, with: a few neighbors joining us, we came to the conclusion that the old Chin ese proverb suited the case exactly: "Rotten wood cannot be carved." W& will cast our votes for Dunn and de mocracy. It seems there are two kinds of democracy, the one we fought for and the kind that is being thrust upon us. MRS. J. A. J. o 0 A PLEA FOR CUTTS in o ("Chocolate Soldier.") If you want another cut in wages, And you hankerfor it soon, Vote for Cutts. If you love a labor-faker Then pray listen to my tune, Vote for Cutts. If democracy you cherish Of amalgamated brand, Then get in, you toiling wage-slave And, for God's sake, lend a hand To save C'utts. If to you there's nothing sacred But a gunman and a scab, Vote for Cutts. , If you worship kings of copper, Whose first principle is "grab," Vote for Cutts. He's the heaven-sent defender Of the sacred rights of greed, To just wear a copper collar His ambition is his creed Oh, you Cutts. If you likethe Standard's slander, And the Miner's slimy lies, e You're for Cutts. If you're dead to truth and candor, Then boost William to the skies. Rah for Cutts. s He's the pet of Roy S. Alley, John D. Ryan call him "Cap." But for common men and women v Does our Willie give a rap? Not Bill Cutts. 1 If you want your taxes high r, And your wages in the sump, Pull for Cutts. For, believe me, you will get it Sure's a camel has a hump, We know Cutts 0 Ile's a soldier; he's a statesman. He's the greatest thing out west, But his home is in the pocket Of Cornelius Kelly's vest. Pray for Cutts. All be asks you, honest toilers, Is the favor of a vote, Just for Cutts. When hle's once installed in office SThen, by heck, he'll get your goat. You watch Cutts. SJust for once assert your manhood, Show them what free men can do. Miners, workers, toilers shirkers, Once for all-it's up to you. CUT BILL CUTTS. --OBSERVER. PRIMARY ELECTION INFORMATION The prinmry election takes 11place Monday, March 24. The polls open at 12 noon and close at 7 p. m. The ottffices to be filled are: A Mayor. A Treasurer. A Police Magistrate. An Alderman in each of the eight wards. Each vroting place ahould * be ' watched carefully during the vot nlag and the counting. PLANT NOW N - -- - -/4 I_---l - - z .. ~ ENGLISH DIPLOMACY One hundred and forty-three yeatr will have passed on the fourth da) tf next July since it wai. proclaiitto to the world "th:at. these United States are, and of a right ought te be, free and indlependcnt states, ani; that all political connection hei we,)' them and the slate cif (renl.t lritani is and ought to be totally dissolvel. During all of those years, with th persistency of the D1ritish bulld;.g that government ha ; resorted ti avery scheime that conniving mind :ould colnceive to regainl cntrii l ri this nation as a part, in ;ollte turiiu If the British empire. The fact that. thle En;,ii):h itar gullage i; :;spokenl here 1;a:; bienll uise is one of its greatest \i apons alon; diplomatic lines. The Altlerican le. ple did not fight the rcvolutionar; war, or the War of 1812, which de aided that an English subhject that: had become an Amnerican citizen, re mained so as long as he so desired and was entitled to the protection of this government, and which de ;tlroyed for all time the British claimt 'that once a subject, always a sub ject." The War of 1812 had been ovet about eight years when the primet minister of England, Canning, pro posed to the American alnbassador Richard Rush, that it would be ; splendid move for hinl to recom mend to John Quincy Adams, thet secretary of state, to have Presiten Monroe emnbody in his nmessage t( congress, what is known in Amneric; as the Monroe I)octrino. The nioti\ that prompted Canning was fear, oi his part, that the Triple alliance then existing, would wrest fron England the colonies she had in th, western hemisphere. When the United States was in thi WITH THE EDITORS 1 HOW TO TIREAT LJENINE. As the preceding editorial will probably leave my correspondent un satisfied, I will tell her how 1 should treat the bolshevik government, if I had .power to determine policies. I should get foreign troops out at once. Then I should facilitate trade rela tions with any. Russians who were in t position to receive the goods. When the British and Americans were tll out of northern Russia, the French out of the Ukraine, the Japanese an., their chaperones out of Siberia, and, the Czecho-Slovaks all homie, we .ould soon fin,, out wha was the real government of Russia; but we should not ne(d to wait for formal recogui Lion. Nothing is to prevent us from getting out at once, and if we car for the salvation of nearly 200 mil lion souls more than we care for our own sanctimonious meddling, noth Ing is to prevent our sending supplies through all available routes. Person ally I believe the bolsheviks would welcome reasonable relations if wt gave them a chance. But if they ar, the pig-headed devils our newspapl r-; paint, the sure way to overthrow them is to get Russia trading wit:, thlle rest of the world and prospering through that trade.. She would then not stand for anybody who would break up that prosperity.--Normialn l-lapgood in Leslie's Weekly. The Overman committee goes from had to worse. We thought that it had reached about the lowest depths of stupidity, ignorance and unfairness when it gave Messrs. Bielaski and Stevenson public opportunity to slan der whomsoever they might desire among their fellow citizens; but we had not realized the possibilities cf this august body. One fine day it discovered "bolshevism," and straightway it set out to eclipse its former achievements by making all arrangements to slander a nation. Announcing that it would hear no "bolshevik agitators." it went on to pick out a series of witnesses who would heap abuse on the present government of Russia. We have no space to deal with individual wit nesses or their specific testimony. Suffice it to say that it is mostly the same sort. bf' wild hearsay with which our press has been filled for months; little of it would stand. for five rmin utes in any court of justice. The whole conduct of the "investigation" and the questions asked by the sena tors are little less than an insult to the ihtelligence of a people many of whom, at least, are eager to know, the truth. What can be the purpose of the Overnan committee? What possible object had it in making itself party to the attempted besmirching of Jane Addams and Lillian D. Wald? And what has it in view in darken throes of civil war, British diplom icy recognized the confederacy as a belligerent nation, and backed up bh:t recognition by litting out priva eears, armed and manned them in Great Britain, and sent them forth to "rey upon American commerce hlerchy hoping that the ,outh would uccced, whereby the cotton lilanter.r hrough their negro slaves would urnish the cotton mills of England ,ith raw material which, when they Lad it manufactured into fabrics, lh y would be able to exploit thie vorld. The campaign slogan of Horace ;reel- y for president in 1872: "'Tha. ;iigland will pay the Alabama claim.,, *r fight," changed the policy of theii liplomacy and with the exception o0 lie Venezuela question, they have a:- umied the attitude of the Greeks of l(d, bearing gifts, which signifies to ,eware of them. Many instances of the cloven hoof if diplomacy can be cited, showing his demon of deceit striking at the .':ry vitals of America, through cit.i ,ens of this country, entrusted with he welfare of the nation, who are -ither pitifully ignorant of the basis )f our government or are wilfully :icious in the attitude they take in the exercise of official position. The latest coup d'etat is still in :ubating which, if the chicks a,; natched, a la Sm.uts, England, would ,btain the complete mastery of the world. uVhien the de'vil Is sick, the devil a saint would be; When the devil is well; the devil a saint was he. HUGH COYLE, Butte, Mont. ing counsel by words withqut knowl edge out of the mouth of prejudiced witnesses concerning the present state of Russia?. Ftrankly, we do not in the least understand the Overman nommittee; but we have one consola tion-March 4 .is not far distant. The Nation. NORTH DA(KOTA LAND. "If this tax bill is enacted into law, the state will own your land within three years if the taxes are not paid," hollers the opposition press. Oh, yes; maybe so, maybe not so! If you did not pay your taxes for three years heretofore, did you own your land? No! The state did not own it either. Listen, we'll whisper it in your ear if you claim you do not know. The eastern capitalist, the man with the money, owned it ,on a tax deed title. Would you rather have these fel lows with the idle money living out side of the state, who arelooking for just such snaps to pick up a few quarters of North Dakota land by paying a few dollars back taxes on it, than have the state ow3n it, where it can be repurchased ;at a nominal fig ure? Such talk is socialism, says tlhe Forum-Herald-Tribune-et-al. c o m bine cf newspapei's, who have been playing on the gullibility of the pub lic for these many years in return for big business patronage. If it is, at any rate it looks like common horse sense-McHenry (N. D.) Trib un e. TIE OLD, OLD STORY. The owner of a little 30-acre ranch near Blaine told the writer that his real estate taxes were $95 this year, as compared to $50 the year before. This ranch is only partly cleared and its owner doesn't expect any more than to eke out a fair living from working it. There are hundreds of ranchers all about getting the same kind of a deal. Yet within the con fines of 1Whatcom county alone there are from $12,000,000 to $15,000, 000 of property in money, mortgages, franchises, etc., which is getting olf without any taxation. Is this fair? These ranchers are.represented down at Olympia by a senator-who says the people of hise distict -4o not want a change Intd he doesn't propose to even let them have, a chance to ex press: an opinion bn thanging the pr-sf nt taxation system. - Blaine (Wash.) JourunaL War prosperity: was merely a fever that induced thought in terms of mil lions. Normal coniditIons may seelt less joyous, but they will be more healthy. - Grand Forks. (N. D.) American.