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____________1 __TI_ ___APRICE FIVE CENTS EditorialESULT IN MANY DEATHS International Labbr Day Celebrations Marred by Accidents and Disorders MASS MEETING IN BALL PARK IS WELL ATTENDED Thousands Turn Out to Hear W. A. Pritchard, of Vancouver, B. C., W . F. Dunn and Many Other Prominent Speakers Talk On the Issues Which Are Most Vital to the Working Class Two Ihoiusalil people gallhered at }ehgetii park 1to celebrate Ittelrational abor daily yeslelrdal\ at Ihe uieetini I hehl mIllel'r lhe ate..lpices of the Soldiers." Sailoirs" and W orkers' c-oiniel. W. F. l)ulnn acited as (haliPirmai l and ill the opening slpeehi lull of the sioifjicanue l' Ma\l 4a\ as Ithe w .irkersI 'h lidaiY. lie sliIoke of lthe ailr'e of the rulers to I.brig pece to a waiting \\oril and declaredi that Il on the shlioilieris of the workers iresled the resi pol sibilit y of creatilng Iei'i nei Ipeai ce. lie spoke oh' the htlindreds of -workers now inl jail lfor their iactivities oni ]ehall' of llaborls e se and pleaded with hlie audience to organize for their release and to prevent further persecution. Alfred Budden delivered an elo quent address on the new spirit of la bor. He stated that the reactionary bureaucracy of the A. F. of L. must be shorn of the power they are using to keep the membership chained to capitalism. He declared that or ganization must be based on knowl edge; predicts that labor will soon, because it must, assume the manage ment of industry. WV. A. Pritchard of Vancouver, B. C., was the principal speaker. For over an hour he held the attention of the audience as he described the ' industrial depression that preceded Canada's entry into the war. He told of the sufferings of the Canadian sol diers on the fields of battle and since their return to a land where there is no work. He told in detail of the formation of a gigantic indus trial union among the workers of western Canada; how the workers had decided that the old craft union form of organization no longer ful filled the needs of the workers, and how the present organization had grown out of the shop-steward sys 1i il. Itl pointed outt the need of larger and more powerful organizations to replace the crafts now separated into small units and squapbling over jur isdiction. He spoke of the social up heaval all over the world, and said that labor, and labor alone, could solve the social puzzle. He urged the necessity of carrying on a vigorous campaign of working class education, that the workers might understand their position in society and the destiny they must fulfill. He spoke bitterly of the lives sac rificed in the world war, and of the rulers whose sole thought now was to further oppress and exploit the producers of wealth. Pritchard received an ovation as he concluded. The audience was attentive and enthusiastic. Butte's workers have no reason to be ashamed of their share in the nation-wide observance of International Labor day. No violence niarred the proceed ings as it did in many other cities, as there was no interference by the po lice. (Special United Press Wire.) Paris, May 2.-The prefect of police announced this afternoon that one gendarme was killed and 42S persons were wo uded in yesterday's May day riots. Of the wounded, three are gravely hurt, twelve others are in the hospitals, seventy-five temporarily incapacitated. Deputy Jouhaux, prominent labor leader, is among those wounded.' Private G. Harrison'of the American air service, who was wounded in the back by a stray bullet, is reperted to be rest ing easy. Socialists and labor leaders have placed the entire- responsibility for the disturbances on the government, they declared. The demonstrators had no intention of doing more than quietly parading through the streets of the idle capital and say the con flict with the police was'the result "of the government flaunting its military power in the faces of the people in every down-town square." They also declared the gendarmes' interference did more to "foster the growing spirit of revolt than any sort of a parade could have done, no matter how may .red flags were waved, reivoltitOnary sbngs sung or (Continued on Page Eight.) POLICE PROTECT MEETING OF WORKERS Leader of Mob "Beats It" When Police Mean Busi ness. Resolutions Call for Release of Tom Mooney. New York, May 2.--The May da; celebration in New York ended with :• mass meeting at Madison Square garden, which adopted resolutioi. advocating four general strikes. three of five days duration and a fourth of indefinite length, unless Thomas J. Mooney and Warren K. Billings are released from prison or granted new trials before July 4. The meeting was the only one of a dozen planned which was not broken up by soldiers and sailors, who de mandled that the American flag bhe displayed and "The Star Spangled Banner" sung. It, was not the fault of the service men that they did not "clean up" tile garden. They tried, but were overwhelmed by the police. An army of 1,318 police under command of Chief Inspector Daly, guarded all approaches to the garden and held at bay more than 1,000 men in uniform, recently returned froin France. Led by a Scotch Canadian soldier and a bugler, who repeatedly sound ed the assembly, the soldiers and sailors charged the police lines, but were beaten back. Back of the of ficers on foot, with night sticks held ready, were outposts of mountedt men. They were reinforced by a strong provost guard. One mounted officer, chasing the Canadian leader of the crowd andt an American soldier pursued them on horseback into the main entrance of the Hotel Latham, where the Amer ican was felled by a blow from a night stick. The Canadian escaped through the barroom. The police be came enthusiastic in their work aft er they had been pelted with a show er of bricks. While the police and service men were battling in the rain outside, the Mooney meeting was proceeding with great enthusiasm, but little disorder. Agents of the department of justice were scattered through the huge hali taking notes. The strike resolutions which were adopted, after reciting that every legal recourse had been exhausted without obtaining "justice or a new trial for Mooney or Billings, called on organized workers to act as fol lows: S"Unless new trials or freedom are granted Mooney and Billings before t July 4, 1919, we will go out on a s general strike to take effect for five e days, namely, July 4, 5. 6, 7 and S. "Further, if justice is still denied in spite of the first protest. we will e join a general strike to take effect y again for five days beginning Labor o day and be in effect Sept. 1, 2, 3, 4 'e and G. ir "Again, if no relief is forthcom Continued on Page Three) IN AN ANCIENT ROLE - ~ ~ ~ ~ r - - ------ ---- (,z Ting Cainute put ol hi: jew old crown tand assuming U is mot t iltmpressive expression, raiset d his hand towards the seaa and exc|la inted: "Sea! Thotu art part of lily (domain andl . I mmaltnt d the we! (Go hack!'--History of EingItnd. NEW MAYOR V QUIET ON JOBS Stodden Admits Appoint ments Made, But With holds Names Until Mon day Night. Although the proverbial silence of the sphinx is a jazz band compared with Mayor-elect Stodden's secrecy as to his appointments for city of lice, rumor, which has been traced to reliable sources, close to the man who will become mayor in fact next Monday has made known a lift of persons said to have been appointed. Prominent in the list are the names of R. L. Clinton, said to be slated for the job of city attorney; Will Thomas for city clerk, "Skinny" Sunberg for city auditor, and E. J. Strassburger, brother of the city treasurer-elegt, for the city engi neer's plum. In a statement today Mayor-elect Stodden stated that hie would not make known a list of his appoint ments until after the new council convened next Monday night. He stated, however, that appointments for all the offices at his disposal had been made and that those given the positions were asked to keep the fact secret until after their appointments had been officially announced. In addition to the appointees named by Dante Rumor. it is stated authoritatively that Dr. WV. C. tMath thews, present city health officer. has been asked to remain under the in coming administration. It is also stated that Jake Oliver will hbe the next street commissioner, with Dan itel Sullivan as assistant, while thei police commission will include F. W. Bac,rn and Charles Leonard as t we of its three members. MOTORMJAN SHO BY HIGCWAYMAN (Special United Press Wire.) Oakland, May 2.-Patrick Beads, a motorman is near death, following an encounter early this morning with a bandit, whom Beads knocked down. The would-be highwayman then shot the motorman and escaped. Beads was on his way home from work when the bandit covered him with a gun and demanded his money. STILL FIGHTING. (Special United Press Wire.) Paris, May 2.-A Zurich dispatch says that German govrharme t' roops have taken Munich'hbit thf communi ists are still resisting ini several I parts of the city, MIiftI T U LL ft iUl (Special United I'ess Wire.) Slokan. I I 1. -. No bombll have been dliscovered in the noirth western district under the super Jviion of lthe postotlice inspector. except the one that Mayor "Ole'" Hanson received, lwoording to of ficials at this office. This district includes Oregon. Washington, Montana. Idaho and Alaska. If any boinbs had behen reported in this district this otlice would be immiediately applrised of the fact, it is stlated. SOMETHING MUST E DONE Foodstuffs Have Reached Point Which "Only Rich Can Pay," Says President of Housewives' League. (Spccial U'nit(td P'rv-ss Wire.) New York, May 2. "Give us back our five-cent loaf," is the plea Mrs. Julian Heath, presidenti of the Na tional Housewives' L.tague cabled to Wilson. The cable suggested that the president innedliat:ely authorize importation of Argentine and Ca nadian wheat to lower bread prices. Mrs. Heath statedl that she spoke for the housewives of 70 per cent of the country's consumersi . "Consum ers won't get nmuchl iinefit out of winning thli war un1111i': food costs are linitetl,'" shi t,hi the United Press. She sai: ''r -war cost of bacon lwas h liri ;i.. , was now seventy; 1)re-waT w :l. r I irteen cents, inow forly; plre-w\ar Ipr'k, $17, now $52; pr.-war \'h',I I ninety cents, now two-twenty: ptr'-,cvr corn sixty, now dollar sixty. (' Irient statistics show that we ha\' the greatest stocks of whmle. nits, fats, hogs and cattlte ever Iknlwn:l in the his tory of the country. yet' they're withheld 11ri111 teil ieople at prices which none but tlhe ' ll can pay." Her cable ends wii a flat ques tion to Wilaison :ia whether he'll take up thel Id pr 1'; at the next session of ctrig:'l '-'. GUESS IT'S RIGHT IF WOODY SAYS SO (Special United P'ecss Wire.) Washington, May !. Wilson re gards the labor 1progr::m adopted by the Paris cnllfeitr('lce as "one of the i most important achie\'rentets of the s new day, in which all intereSt~ will - be systenmaticlily. intelligently safe I guarded a id priuiinLtd," he cabled Tumulty. FIVE DAYSI A WEEK IN SEATTLE Beginning May 3, Unions Connected with the Build ing Trades Will Shorten Their Week of Toil. Seattle, May 2.--No longer will the Seattle ibuiders ha ve labor on Saturday, according to Secretary (otterell of the nuilhdiugs Trades' council. In the futuret , live days ai week will constitute their limit of tIil The new working schedule is Ilie result of a roferendumt vote tak.en last January and made effective May :l. The five-day vweek is expected to relieve the pIresent over supply of labor, resultilg ill the return of sol diers and sailors. The trades affected are plumbers. building, structural iron workers, buildintg lablorers, as-i bestos workerS::, electriciansl, steamll .liters, elevator con structors, brick' layers, hoisting egineers, roofers, pit1e drivers. T''1 lilasterers, lathetrs antid painters have had a five-day week for somelll linle. wMOTHERS PAID TRIBUTE BY ARTS AND CRAFTERS AMeithers; of the Marion White Arts : l tl ('lra ift chlb yesterday fit tingly observed "Mothers' day" at their ist!ling hetld at the Woil nrtl's club. An excellcnt paper oti the subject, 'M.t.her, ' wits read vby Mrs. A. S. Chrit ie. The paper brought out the fact that one oif Ithe lessons taught biy iihe: war is that the Illothers' cap abilitt's for ;erviO ntieeld nIot be coin thfld to the house( ; that allthough the homeewill alwa:ty: b+e first in their thoughts, '.ttolen have learrned that the world is lilled with arn ever-in creasing Itmilhr of big enterprises that call for thi service of trained WOmen. Mrs. 1'. II. tihontmker favored the clulb womIlent wilt two lullabies sulng in her ' 1to0t t- l 1h i'alining tatttner'. ORe fre'.el' nts \\.te r t -'served. TWE[NITY-FIVE THOUSAND BLOWING THE FLAME (Special I'nitled Press Wire.) Washington, May 2.---Twenty-five thousand "red" ' issionaries are now t trying to blow into a revolutionary flame whatever class atttagonastt.aud I industrial discontent that mnsy ;xist - in the United States, according to.in Sformation the government depart ment has gathered. THREE DIE IN MINE CRASH Cage at Rarus Mine Goes Over Top of Gallows Frame As Men Complete Shift's Work. Three min.ers are dilead andil one sustaineid a hrokeen leg as the result of1 al accident at the Iiatus mine at : o'clock this morning, when the Cage in wIi('ch the men vwere ascend ilg fronl the shaft went over Ilthe top of theil gallows framlie. Th Dlead. Con's lt tnltes, 2127 Oregon Drank Iltoksih. 21:11 ('Cot ton wtvod st reet, .1eaderville. It'r liicl'ct, 52 W\ lnut 11ntured. Albert ). West, 1102 (allatintt st reet. T'he hoist was in ch:arge of Eingi ltne1r Hig.ian, who had bttleen en Dloyed att the I"arus. mine only three weteks. Officials of the Atnactonda Colpelr Minlin. comlpany, owners of the prolperty, statIed, however, thai Higtan was ian ezxperitented entgineer and had beent enmploye-d at the Moun tain View mine for a number tof years previous to Vworking at the Itarlt. The al'i ident occurredtl ju:1L t Ilie 111te1 Wtere' leaving tthe shaft at tlte close of their shift. InslRad ot stop ping at tlht sl'rface , tthe cage. with a heavy slilp attached, conllilttucl to the sheaves at the top of thllgallows frame and -lw; lprecipitatetl t t he grountl, when the hiltg bolt attraching the cage ti to the s:itip was b)rokell. The skitp wis. hauging from the top of the gallows framine. I)tlne ars and Boklsitcih "twere killed practically insta/nlly. hot Kiefert lived for oneu hour, t.lest'le the sl ri ousness of his injutrics. Other tIhan a fractulred leg the itnjutries sustain ed by \Vest are s:aid to Ite negligible, and hei' is expectedi to live. I)isnIars was a -ingle 0g man of 21 years, living with his widowedtl i11oth erI atl 2127 Oregon ,enuoe. tis body is at WVhite's undertriking parlors. Kiefert was omarried anld lived at 52 Walnut street. 1ol::ihli was; born in Austria 42 years ,go. lie has eoon in America Iti 'ears, and in Butte for 15 years. He w.s a prominent ilemerll of the Croaltian National society and leaves a host of friends as well as a wife and five children living at 2151 Cot lonwood streelt, Meader'ille. Mir. noksilch ia surviv ed by two brothers and two siste:rs in tlhe old country, and by one brother, Mike Boksich, of Leigh, Mont. Mike Boksich has been notified of his brother's death and is on his way to Blttle. The body lies at the Daly-Shea undlrtakilng parlors. Boksich was instantly killed in the accident. Ili;s head was eltirely se1 - ored front tilhe body, anti was re placed ansd sewed on by the under t akers. Coroner's investigation into the three deaths will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'cloc k. The cotroner's jlury vieweid the re lnains this afternoon and has been sworn in. The jury is composed of the following: i. J. DIwyer, George Watson, William Hennessy. Date .Lewis, John l,(eary, John Hlanley anl Tomn Fletche r. An accident similar in all reslpects except as t to the loss of life and in juries to miners, occurred this mlorn ing also at the Never Sweat imine. In the second arcident no one was hurt. A REAL UNION OF NEWS WRITERS Buenos Aires, May 2 ---A strike of the editorial staff of La Prlensa has prevented the publication of that newspaper. One of its editors and an employe of the business office, who had been discharged, were among the organizers of the new union of journalists, which has de manded their reinstatement. The union of journalists, which is supported by the Graphic federation, including the printers, pressmen and others, called a strike. There is a probability, it is believed.' of the strike spreading to other newspapers which discharged editors and report ers who were members of the union. ONLY SHORT TIME AL LOWED Germany Must Accept Or Reject Terms in 15 Days. Trime of Presentation to Be Monday or Tuesday. (Special United Press Wire.) Paris, May 2.---Thle Germans will be given a maximum of 15 days aft er presentation of the peaces trefity to finally accept or reject the terms, it is learned from authoritative sources. The time of presentation has not yet been definitely deter mined but will probably be Monday or Tuesday. Theire will be no oral d(iscnusion between the allied and (German oomninissions. During the 15 days, allotted them. the enemy representalites may present propo sitions in writing. Replies will be made the samte way. If the Germans present a proposal during the last few days of the peri od, the allies will have a right to dx teed the 1 5-day limlit in making a reply. but the Germans must .im plelt the discussion among them selves., a well as at Weimar, present lug all prolosals within the time limit. These details of procedure have bton definitely decided. The treaty "viil be handed the Germans il lthe Ire'sene of plenipotentiaries of all Ihe allited belligerents. Those sa tions which merely broke off relt tions with German y will not be rep re'~nlted. Undter the present arrange Ilents there will he just two meet ings at V\(rsailles at which the pre sentation of the trealy and its s,gn ing occur. The remainder of the proc.edure will be limited to the ex chaingie of written communications Ibetwol n Vorsailles and Paris. Paris:, : .ay 2.--Mexico and Costa Itica, like hussia, must demonstrate tlheir governmental stability, as well as th1o0, that they ate ready to accept the principles of the league of na tions before they are admitted to menmbership, it is learned. The United Press was inforimed there is no significance in the failure ti includie Mexico among the neutrals invitied so immediate membership, .beyond what shows on the face of the question. The United States rec ognizes th1 Carranzista government, hut lthe French and British do not. Th(,e French and Britlish recognize the ('ostla Iica government, but the I'niiod States does not. Under the circulmstances, it is agreed best that the two nations should not be invited to nlcmbershlip. Versaille, May 2--Italy partici pated in the official peace conference for the first time since the with drawal of her main Italian delegates. Signor Jyng, Italian economic ex pert, attended the meeting of the al lies and German financial represen tatives and experts. No other minor officials would remain. DOUGH MIXERS GO ON STRIKE Spokane, May 2.-Union bakers in several large plants here went on strike yesterday in support of their demands for $4 weekly increase in wages and Sundays off, it was an nounced by A. H. Norwka, business agent of the bakers' union. Man agers of the plants said they were prepared for the strike and would continue to operate on the "open shop" basis with no decrease in their output. Bakers in some plants, where, according to Mr. Norwia, hope of an agreement still' exists, have not been called out. The union is said to have 125 members in this city. Spokane, May 2.-Despite the fact that bakers are striking, Spokane is breaking bread with her meals and the big bakeries, which refused to sign an increased scale, are employ ing nonunion help to 1ill the gap. Th'ey declare herearter they will op erate the open shop. A threatened strike of teamsters and chauffeurs looms ominously for the clqsed shop. EARTHQUAKES IN CALIFORNIA (Special United Press Wire.) Redding, Calif., May 2.-A sharp earthquake shock was felt here this morning. It was said to be the ot distinct since 1900. Buildings and doors nauged, but no dam$ was done.