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WIT1 THE UN.TED PRESS SERVICE ANI A COMPETENT STAFF OF WRITERS, WE WILL SERVE THE NEWS AS IT REALLY IAPIJS
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VOL. 1--NfO "22. TI' '. MONT A. Sý-ATII' . M 7. .1 .
GERMANY TO A MEMBER OF LEACUE
COUNTER PEACE _ROPOSALS TO BE READY SUNDAY
BRITISH LABOR LEADER
SAYS GERMANS SHOULD
SIGN PEACE TREATY
(Special United Press Wire.--Copyrighted.)
Paris. May 7.---.-Germiian's inclllsionll in the league of' n
lions, appeared visibly nea r, when it was learned the allied
leaders were considering her Inenmbership iiP the international
labor bureau. Tie huretu ii ia integral part of the league
anid the peace trety p'roitdes that members of the bureau slhall
be preselnt members o' the leag.e of nations and tlhose who
)ecoe me members lalter.
nlouu lL uTIlreiy Will OOL Ue a0
mitted to the league immediately,
due to hostile sentiment in some of
the allied countries, it is believed
certain that she will be included in
both the bureau and the league very
soon. There is no attempt made to
disguise the fact that both labor and
employers in the allied countries, de
sire German industry to be under the
same conditions which they will be
forced to observe. Otherwise Ger
many might have an 'unfair ad
vantage in the world trade.
When Clemenceau announced the
reply to the German's labor note last
Wednesday, he asked that it be held
up until a committee of labor experts
could consider "another question."
It was too late to prevent publication,
however. Then when the committee
met again it was discovered the ques
tion was whether to take Germany
into the bureau now or not.
For reasons given, it was decided
to be unfeasible, but it was decided
to submit the findings reached it the
labor council at Washington in Oc
tober, to the Germans for their ad
herence. Ssch adheregce will be
easily obtained-, it is anticipated, in
view of. the German's own declara
tions thereafter. It is expected that
Germany's admission to the league,
will be a matter of only a short time.
(Special United Press Wire.)
Paris, May 17.---My advice to the
Germans, would be to sign the peace
treaty, declared Arthur Henderson,
(Continued on Page Two.)
AME IRICAN
FLYERS
ARRIVE
First Seaplane Arrives in
Azores at 9:25 This Morn
ing. Was Some Sporting
Event, Says Captain.
(Special United Press Wire.)
Ponta del Gads, May 17.-NC-4
arrived at Horta, Island of Fayal, in
the Azores group at 9:25, New York
time. Hlorta is 160 miles from the
American base at Ponta del Gada.
(Special United Press Wire.)
Pont;% del Gada, May 17.--Sea
plane NC-4, leading the American
trans-Attl~lt4c flight, was sighted at
Flores,. thle most western island of
the Azrees, at 8:20, New York time.
NC-1 was close behind. NC-3, with
Commander Towers, leader of the ex
pedition was lagging, but passed the
destroyer Craven and station No. 18
at 5.:45.. A radio from the Craven
said the NC-3 was.going at a terrific
speed and was trying to catch up.
Flores is' 320 miles from Del Gada.
It is estimated' that the seaplanes
were liurling through the air at a
speed of 95 miles .per hour. Lights
glowed from every ship in the harbos
throughout the 'night, as officers and
men sat shout thirsting for the latest
news fromx the American flyers. Dis
patch boats swept back and forth
acrbts the bay betieen the mother
ship, elville and other warships.
Bulletins were issued every half
hour'on the progress of the historic
flight. These were quickly prepared
and. handed to couriers on motor
boats, 'and distributed to the eagerly
waiting .marines on all the warships
and to .watchers in the city. The
eagerness with which the announce
ments were snatched, resembled that
of men seizing election, world's serie*
or prize fight returns.
"This. is the greatest sporting
event in history," declared Captain
Wortman, as the scouts from thos4
keeping all night vigil, floated over
the bay. There was heavy betting on
the results in Ponta del Gada gam
bling -yuses. All night long, all
forms of wagers were eagerly offered
and accented.
WHARTON ASKS
FOR HIGHER
FARES
Good Government Club to
Meet Tonight in Protest
Against Further Increase
in Car Rates.
As a protest against a contem
plated further increase in street rail
way fares, the recent increase in tel
ephone rates and the higlh cost of liv
ing generally, members of the Good
Government club will meet tonight
in Judge Lynch's courtroom in the
county courthouse. In addition to
the members of the club, all citizens
of the city who are interested in low
ering the cost of living are urged to
attend.
According to information received
by the club, Manager Wharton of the
Butte Electric Railway company on
May 5, applied to the public service
commission at Helena for permis
sion to raise street car rates in Butte
from the present schedule of 6 cents
to 10 cents, within the city limits.
This despite the fact that the com
pany was granted increased rates re
cently.
At tonight's meeting some action
will probably be taken toward en,
tering a protest with the state com
mission in an effort to defeat the rail
way company's application.
Further protests against the re
cent increase in telephone rates will
also be entered and some definite ac
tion toward a general discontinuance
of telephone service in the homes of
the members so long as the present
rates are maintained, is expected to
be taken.
HAY COMBINE
ROBS GOVERNMENT
Phoenix, Ariz., May 17.--Approx
imately 5,000 tons of hay shipped
from this section into almost every
army camp in the southwest during
the past six or eight months was sold
under false grading, and much of it
delivered short of the certified
weight, according to statements made
today by department of justice of
ficials, who, on Tuesday, arrested Al
fred J. Peters, hay dealer of Tempe,
and J. N. Jaggers, federal hay in
spector of Maricopa, on warrants
charging conspiracy to defraud the
government.
It is estimated that the alleged
ring which handled the hay trans
actions netted from $2 to $5 a ton
above the legitimate profit and de
frauded the government of at least
$200,000.
ALBANIANS ASKS U. S.,
TO ACCEPT MANIIATORY
(Special United Press Wire.)
Paris, May 17.-Albanians have
requested the United States to ac
cept a mandatory over that country.
It is reported that the request was
met with "sympathetic response."
The Albanians contend that the
awarding of part of Valona to Italy
would give the Italians absolute do
mination of the Adriatic, regardless
of the disposition of Fiume.
BANDITS ARE ROUTED.
(Special United Press Wire.)
Washington, May 17.--Complete
rout of the bandits at Cananea, So
nora, Mexico, is announced, by the
Mexican embassy. The. outlaws left
several dead and wounded and sev
eral horses,
WINNIPEG STRIKE IS GROWING
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POBtEOB GIRLS OFrSTREETOFl
EARNINGS, SAYS WOMAN WHO KNOWSI
POHRTLAND AKERS
MAKE DEMANDS
IPort and, Ore., May 17. -- Or
ganized bakers and confectioners
of Portland will strike ne\t
Wednesday, according to a notice
served on their employers, unless
demands for higher wages anI
certain changes in working condi
tions are granted.
The union has asked for guar
antees of $24 a week as the mini
mum wage, with 7 per cent in
stead of 6 per cent on all sales in
excess of $300, and for a nine
hour day, with no vehicle or sales
men to leave the shops earlier
than 2:30 a. m., and none to fin
ish the day's work later than 5
p. in.
SAFETY FIRST IS
SLOGAN FOR
OFFICERS
Orders Are Issued to Wear
"Oivjea" Qutside of Their
Quarters. Past Acts 1MaYy
Be Only a Forerunner.
(Special United Press Wire.)
Berlin, May 17.-American and
British officers have been ordered to
wear mufti outside their quarters,
lest the Germans be invited. to acts of
violence. American comuriers in uni
form, are compelled to remain inside
the Hotel Adlon. A feeling prevails
in American quarters that the dem
onstration, against the peace treaty
last Tuesday, in which 15,000 partic
ipated, may be only a forerunner of
.ven greater occurrences.
Despite the fact that the prefect
of polide has warned the people there
must be no repetition of the Adlon
incident, the spirit of unrest in the
city is growing, and, according to the
allied officials; must find. some out
let. I'en persons were injured in
food riots at Stettin.
FINNISH ARMY ADVANCES.
(Special United Pres$ Wire.)
Copenhagen, May 17.-= The Fin
nish army, under General Manner
heim, is reported to have. arrived at
RjoostroW, only a few iies from
Petrograd.
Rooming H o u s e Keeper
Cites Instances Where Of
ficer Keeps His "String"
Broke Paying Tribute.
Says One Policeman Is
Honest and Refuses Of
fered Cash.
Alle;'gatiols Ihal lli<'"ers ol'
the lpolitce delartmll lent tie piti'
less ill ll yitl I r1 but oie', Ir
clerl'orhl;' Il ut one of the ol'
fiee's ill particlllar is so ShIV
lnclkittl ill ex('lin Ig his pould
of' fleshl thul "'l'he keeps hisl
rgitls broke:' (hat officers, il
their elffol's Ito locate every
immoral woman who comes to town
frequently make insulting remarks
to respectable women; and the even
more startling statement that there
is at least one member of the plain
clothes force who will not accept
tribute money from the girls of the
underworld, even when it is volun
tarily offered, were made in a state
ment to a Bulletin representative by
the proprietress of a well-known
local rooming lhouse. . For obvious
reasons, the namle of The Bulletin's
informant is withhcld, but that the
womlan's statement is based on facts
of her own knowledge gained
through intimacy with uaderwot'ld
conditions over a long period of
years, is ineontlounrl ibe.
"There is a plainclothes man on
this beat," she selid, 'who is avid
and shameless iin Itis pursuit of pro
tection money from tihe girls. He
will even Ihnl t lh, I) tulp in their
rooms andi say. '(O',! through now.
I've been litliii' ytou ;lone for a
hellva time. Inlitl think I see ya.
huh? ('cone aot o gttood, or I'll run
ya in!' That g:slping old police
official," went on this hotel propri
etress, wiho knows the life of Butte
rooming houses froil A to Izard.,
"will keep a gir! who looks to him
(Continuld on Page Two.)
MOONEY STRIKE
(Unions wlho tI1O on the Mooney
strike are relqlue-ed to fturnish re
stilts of tie' i:lloting to The
Bulletin for .I liiCeatiou.-Ed.)
Results. s. fr, as The Bulle
tin has I'a;:rn.' :. are:
IN I'AV).11 I:
The Painter'."
The lBaker".
,1o(GA INST:
None.
WILL BE TAKEN
TO PEN SUNDAY
Beadile, Wash., May 17. - Mis.s
Rullh Garrison, 18S-; ear-ol l Sc.ralie
girl recently at',uitted oni the
charge of murderinlg Mrs. Grace
Storrs will be ttal.e to lhe insane
ward of the satae penitentiary at
Walla Walla Sun l y.
The state board of control it
was believed, probaibly will order
Miss Garrison remioved imrilnedi
ately from \Vallh Walla to a state
hospital at Mtedli.ll La;ke, as there
are no accotio(llllllOnltis at Walla
Walla for in.sa in patients. The
jury that aerriitied Miss Garrison
found that sl a as mIentally irre
sponsible.
MACCABEES IN
CONVENTION
TODAY
Delegates to Number of 200
Attend Opening Session
This Morning. N a m e
Delegates.
Ielegetl-- to lith number of 200
froill varion.- c;mpsl throughout the
state assetmbled in B1utte today to
participatie in the first quadrennial
state conventionl of MaLccabees. The('
main featullre of interest at today's
conlventionl is. thle election of one
delegate atid one allternate to the su
prertle tent, which will hold its ta
tional con<eiintion in Chicago, July 15.
iThe con'.-nliun began this mllorn
ing at l1i o'clock with the assemlbly
of the dotleates, in Fidelity hall on
W'Vest ltroadway. The morning was
devoted to ihe x'oi'lW of organizing
the convenlltionll. This afternoon the
regular bu:-inoss .se.ssion of the dele
gates b(gan at 2 o'clock.
At a lodiie meeting to be held
this eventi:r the degree work of the
order will h e exemplified and a class
of 50 rimembelrs put through the work.
The collnvention will come to a close
.at anll elaborate banquet to be held
ilmmediately at the close of tonight's
lodge session.
In addition to State Deputy Su
preme Commander T. R. Kelly and
Dr. A. C. Knight. state commaander,
(Continued On Page Two.)
TELEGRAPHERS JOIN
IN GENERAL STRIKE
Newspapers Forced to Suspend When
the Web Pressmen and Stereotypers
Walk Out. Returned Soldiers Join
With Unions. No Street Cars Are
Being Operated. Fire Department Is
Manned by Volunteers
(Special United Press Wire.)
Winnipeg, May 17.-Long bread lines, infants suffering
from want of milk and minor clashes, marked the third day
of the general strike here. Mayor Gray announced that the
situation was more precarious, rather than showing signs of
improving. Only commercial telegraphers and railroad
operators keep Winnipeg in touch with outside affairs. It
is expected all keymen will be out by tonight, completely
isolating the city. Strikebreakers were attacked by factory
nt pC se si working.
ill \\'iulllle(,t'. ;11 1 erll~ltu' i~cll(ll'ti;ll enllllfI,. Cler \ who refuseis d to
I('(I4I I( u ie III' IiiiIII s. (I'nlfluI i( I 14IaI~ ili ill I 1ii II h12I1 it was
known 111s11 elle 2enerill leike Iiiil Iiirinl Wednesday morn
i\ s~ll~ll".A 'I 'e ' I~ l I I' a t'll I 1, e l r l 11I1-Il'a n
The postal tieup and the walkout
of employes in several railroad de
partmll ents got tlihe situationi to lthe
floor of the house of c(mllllllons at
Ottaw; today. A dtlispach received
fromt Ottawa by the (Canadian Press
stated that tlle followillg statementl
was madtle in the111 hi1se t|his afternloon
by A. K. McLean. mtinister withoutl
portfolio:
'The minlister of latbor has been
officially in touch with the situation
at Winnipeg during the past 10l days
and ilh is beilng advisetd fromlll 11
lllent to mnomen.ltl. He is ilt all tilmes
ready to do anythinlg the call ill the
circF tllistan(es-."
Outcomlle Is Watched.
liecause of labor unrest in othler
(anadian provinces suclh as British
Colulmbia, the outcome of the Winni-t
peg strike is being closely watched
and it is understood that the gov
erlllment is being constant ly advised.
Hunidreds of tile men on stIrike are
released soldiers. Although there
halve been differences between the
Great War Veterans' association andt
the local unions because mallllly aliell
enemies are union men, tlhese differ
ences were temporarily set aside last
nighlt when Ithe soldiers at a mnass
meeting voted to indorse the strike
in principle and to lend every possi
ble assistance to "mlaintain law and
order."
Telegraphers Out.
Union telegrapllers of Winnipeg
voted to join the general strike at
noon today. Press, broker and com
llercial operators all are affected.
This means that Winnipeg will Ibe
isolated from the rest of the world
by telegraph, telepllone and mail.
Members of the general strike
coimmittee announced that the action
of the telegraphers brought the total
number of Winnipeg unions Io
strike, or ready to walk out when
the general committee orders, to 80.
Several unions that voted to join the
general movenlent llave not been
called out yet.
Newspapers Suspenld.
Winnipeg newspapers were ab
ruptly forced to suspend publication
Friday, when the pressmin.l and
stereotypers voted to join the ranks
of some 30,000 union me111l and
women who have quit work in syIl
pathy with the strike of tlhe build
ing and metal trades men.
Winnipeg is without telephone
service, street cars, postal delivery
or collection, newspapers, depart
ment store deliveries and scores of
other metropolitan conveniences.
No Disorders.
The lalbor forces and returned sol
diers are ini complete control of com
mercial and industrial Winnipeg.
Extraordinary quiet marked condi
tions in the downtown district and
no disorder had been reported to tle
police or newspapers from any
source.
Strike of the telephone operators
paralyzed telephone service. A wire
from the south, leased from the tele
(Continued on Page Two.)
REPS. ARE
GETTING
BUSY
Steering Committee Adopts
Program to Be Submitted
to Membership. Promise
of Speed on Measures.
(Special United Press Wire.)
Washington. May 17.--A legisla
tive program which has been adopted
by the house republican steering
committee, and which will be submit
ted to the entire republican member
ship tonight, includes the following:
IRepeal of the luxury tax, return of
the wires, passage of the suffrage
amendment. a tariff revision and aid
for service men, economy in expendi
tures and passage of essential appro
priation bills, enactment of a nation
al budget system, settlement of the
railroad problems and adoption of a
shilpping policy.
The program, if adopted, will be
regarded as a promise to the coun
try, to see that the 10 measures are
carrictd through congress' with all
possible speed. Work on appropria
lion bills will, of a necessity, be the
first matter considered, but the re
peal of the luxury taxes and per
haps the suffrage amendment, will be
rushed through the house early in the
::esion, party leaders said. Return
of the wires will also come up for
early consideration. With the ex
ception of the wire return, the luxury
tax and the suffrage questions, the
committee did not attempt to commit
the party to any policy. This will be
left wholly in the hands of various
legislative committees, which 'have
charge of the measures.
AUSTRIAN TREATY IS
READY TO BE PRESENTED
(Special United Press Wire.)
St. Germain, May 17.-While the
treaty will not be presented to the
Austrian delegates before May 2.,
practically every preparation for the
ceremony has been completed. The
program will be almost an exact dap
licate of that at Versailles, - -,p

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