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VOL -No. 24 I BUTTE. MONTANA, SATU R)AY. KNE 14. 1919. PIEIV __ FILE CHARGES AGAINSTMORRISSET WILL STRIKE MONDAY MORNING TIME FOR WALKOUT SET FOR 8 O'CLOCK; NATION-WIDE STRIKE ORORS PREDIOTtI (Special United mess Wire.) spring ield, Ill., tune 14.-Approximately 113,000 electi'ical workers will strike at 8 o'clock standard time Monday morhihg, uhless anl agreemient is reached by that time, according to Secretary Ford of the Interna tional Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Following are the main demands of the employes: Right to organize without inter ference, designation by the compan ies of some representatives in every community to hear grievances, no discrimination against organized em ployes, that discharged And demoted employes be returned to former posi tions pending investigation, that em ployes laid off when forces are di minished to be given preference when, additions to the forces are made, .td an appointment of a gen eral ajditastmeat board, composed .of an eti alnumber of represetitatives from employes of the companies. STRIKE ORDERS ISSUED. (Special, Uited Press Wire.) Atlantic City, June 14. - Julia O'Connor,- head of the Telephone operators' department of the Inter national Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, declared that she had sent ogdeis to the Pacific coast for a strike of tile telephone operators there Wednesday. Miss O'Connor, who is a delegate to the laboi con vention here, said the strike was called in sympathy with the electri cal workers, who are scheduled to walk out Monday. She asserted that a nation-wide strike of telephone operators would be called next, if no settlement is reached. She also de claed that the western telephone operators already had voted to go out, but were waiting authorization. Miss O'Connor's strike order said walkout was "called for the purpose of lending support to the male elec trical -Worker#," also to establish the right to bargain collectively, wipe out sllflriiination, to secure substan tial wage inoreases; dating back to Jan :1, and Improve working condi tions generally." AIDING THE STRIKERS. (Special United Press Wire.) St. Louis, June 14.-Railroad te legraphera in 33,000 offices have re fused to handle Cdmnoaofcial business, as a means of aiding the striking key men, according to report. received by President Manion, of the railroad te legraphers. Western Union and Pos tal officials say. the order will handi cap business only slightly. EAGERLY WAITING CALL. (Special United Press Wire.) San Francisco, June 14. - Cali fornia telephone operators, practi cally 100 per cent of whom are or gadized; have been eagerly awaiting the strike order for months and tele phone girls in bther coast cities are ready to quit Wednesday, according to union officials. They predict a complete tiqup of the nation's telephone system by the natioh-wide strike. A. F. OF L. DELEGATES ARE GETTING RADICAL (Special United Press Wire.) Atlantic City, June 14.-Resolu tions introduced at the convention of the American Federation of Labor call for the release of all political prisoners, lifting of the food embargo against Russia,.raising Gomper's sal ary, and organization of the world's labor on an initernational basis. Urge Recognition of Soviets. iflesohitions uring recognition of tl soviet government of Russia and the lifting -of the blockade against that part of the country under its control were among 200 submitted by ONLY ONE DESERTS STRIKE Postal Employe Falls Vic tim to 'Blandishments of Company and Quits Fel low Workers. The local situation with reference to the nation-wide strike of commer cial telegraphers remains unchanged today, with the exception of the fact that the strikers lost one of their men who returned to work yesterday in the local offices of the Postal coin pany. The man in question, it is said, went out with the other two opera tors and one wire chief on Wednes day, but yesterday succumbed to the importunities of the local telegraph company officials and went back to work. The remaining strikers asserted this morning that they "are out to stay out until the sts4ke is called off." Despite the fact that tjae local operating staff at the Postal office was reinforced by the one man re turning to work, service today, it was stated, had not improved, difficulty being experienced in the transmis ston of messages. It was stated au thoritatively this morning that no messages had been transmitted over the Postal wires from Great Falls and Helena to Butte and that only a few messages had gotten through be tween Great Falls and Helena. It was stated that an attempt by the Butte Western Union office yes terday afeernoon to have telegrams sent from Butte to Anaconda over leased wires from broker's and news paper offices had been met with re fusal on the part of operators to transmit the messages. That the Postal company's Chicago plant is closed down as the result of the walkout of men there is be lieved by the local strikers who assert that the Butte Postal office had been unable to raise the Chicago office since 10 o'clock Friday night. It was reported this morning that all telephone operators in Butte, in (Continued on Page Two.) delegates, texts of which were made public yesterday. Publication of the resolution concerning soviet Russia aroused intense interest among the delegates and was more discussed than any other. Several resolutions propose the changing of Labor day to May 1. A resolution condemning the American Tobacco company for al leged practices affecting cigarmakers was adopted. Six Hour Day. The independence of Ireland, a six (Continued on Page Seven.) .- BiO Mv B P L O TS-) T-)SO N 7 " KtYFUL. F1NNI / PROFITEERS IN 11ALY CAlSE RIOTS (Special United Press Wire.) Rome, June 14.-Rioting and labor troubles continue in many parts of Italy. Two people were killed and 25 were injured in a food riot at Spezia. Troops fired on civilians when the latter at tempted to loot the shops, after dealers sought to prevent the ar rival of food supplies because of a municipal order cutting prices. FATE OF KNOX RESOLUTION DOUBTFUL Much Opposition Is Expect ed and An Extremely Close Vote Is Predicted. Will Come Up Tuesday. (Special United Press Wire.) Washington, June 14. - An ex tremely close vote, with the result doubtful, is forecasted by senate , leaders In discussing the probable fate of the Knox resolution designed to separate the league of nations from the peace treaty proper. Knox announced he would probably call up the resolution Tuesday. His effort to have the senate consider it will be opposed to the utmost, administra tion leaders said. This opposition may start a long filibuster. Knox and his supporters count on changing votes by their speeches In which; they will. plan to show the resolution will speed up the completion of the peace negotiations and will assure the American people of a referendum on the league. They assert it will work no injury to the league or prevent its immediate for mation, but will serve notice on the peace conference of exactly how the senate stands so it may know what to expect when the treaty comes here for ratification. Senators McNary, Norris, Capper, Spencer and Call are claimed by league supporters as republicans who are certain to vote against the reso lution. McCumber, so far, is the only republican definitely lined up against it, but the others mentioned are all friendly to the league plan. Senators Chamberlain, Gore and Reed are some of the democrats the Knox forces claim ai'with them. "Official referendum" on the reso lution Is to be sought in an effort to prevent the senate from passing the measure. The referendum is ex pected to be evidencd by letters, the writing of which, the league to en (Continued on Page i4b.) SIOLDIERS BACK STRIKERS IN WINNIPEG Resent Abuse of Flag $y Committee of 1,000. Are Always Piepared to De fend Law and Order. The following article is a state ment of the true situation of the strike in Winnipeg: At 11 a. im. Saturday 1f,,000 re turned soldiers followed the flag down Kennedy street to the parlia ment buildings, to get from Premier Norris an answer to the demands they had presented Friday. The legislative chamber was packed and thousands stood outside in the drizzling rain awaiting.the re sult. Greatly Disappointed. After the premier had expressed himself, the spokesmen for the re turned soldiers expressed bitter dis appointment at the attitude the gov ernment had assumed. Instead of de manding that the sympathetic strike be called off they said the premier should call off the committee of 1,000 (?) Resent Abuse of Flag by 1,000 Some commotion was created at the outset by the fact that an indi vidual in the press gallery was wear ing a flag in his button hole. The returted men thought this indicated that he belonged to the committee of 1,000, and demanded the removal of that emblem. One man finally jumped into the press gallery and removed it. Comrade Bray later ex plained that the soldiers respected the flag, and they did not intend to see it prostituted by the committee of 1,000. l1e was inforjned that the man who had worn the flag had a son who had been over there. The sol diers did not wish to hurt anyone', s feelings, but they could not stand for any abuse of the flag by the coum mittee of 1,0U0. Will Defenml Law and Order. Comrade Moore explained that the soldiers had fought for law and order t and were always prepared to defend it. They wanted a settlement of this strike and did not think the press campaign of villification was helpful to that erd. Then came cries of "take the reporters out" and "give - them one or chance." e Comrade Moore said they were there for an answer to their previous I demands for legislation compelling .,collective bargaining. Premier Bor den had said this was a provincial e matter so they wanted to know when the government would deal with it. Comrade Moore then presented a t resolution on behalf of the delega tion which stated that the an - nounced exofnsion of the ultimatum a to the police was entirely unsatUafac - tory. The ultimatum must be with (Continued on Page Three.) CHIINESE fiDCfTT JAPANFSE COOGS (Special United Press Wire.) Washington, June 14.--Anti Japanese feeling in China over the Shantung settlement and other questions, resulted in the resig nation of the Chinese minister to Japan, along with other high of ficials, the state department has announced. Pekin is reported as quite. Chinese in Shanghai are boycotting Japanese goods and are wearing badges proclaiming their attitude. BRITISH PLANE BEGINS LONG FLIGHT Will Attempt to Cross At lantic Without Making Stop. Three Start For India. (Special United Press Wire.) St. Julius, Newfoundland, June 14.--A Vickers airplane, in an at tempted trans-Atlantic flight, left here at 4:13 p. m., Greenwich time. Captain John Alcock and Lieut. A. W. Brown, navigator, both British ers, will try to accomplish what Hawker failed to do, fly directly across the Atlantic without making any stop en route. The machine weighs 7,000 pounds. Mail which was hoped to be delivered at the London postoffice, was placed on the airplane just before the start. (Special United Press Wire.) Athens, June 13, (Delyaed). Three British airplanes started on a flight to India by way of Crete and Egypt. While the exact route the planes intend to follow was not given, the total distance to be traveled is about 3,500 miles. OUDSE REDUCES ARMY APP 10PROPI ION Dill (Special United Press Wire.) Washington, June 14.-The house has passed the army appropriation bill after a three-day debate. It carries $700,000,000, which is a re duction of $110,000,000 from the amount the military committh had recommended. The house also ord ered a reduction of the average army for the next fiscal year from 400, 000 to 300,000. Grave Allegations of Brutality and. Intoxication Mad1 Complaint Laid Before Police Coifinls sion Today Includes Specific Instances of Alleged Conduct Unbecoming Un Officer and Gentleman. Alleging that Edward Morrissey, chief of detectfVes of the city police department, "is brutal by nature ltd addicted to drunkenness; that "on several occaions. in fits of brutality" he "has assaulted peaceable oitiens without any cause or reason" and that he is "guilt of misconduct in his office and of conduct unbeeofnir a gentleman and police officer," Attorney David Wlt n berg, acting for a number of clients, this morning Med charges against Morrissey with the members of the city police commission. STATE-WIDE STRIKE IS PLANNED Electrical Workers' Dispute in Arizona to Be Support ed by Walkout of Other Unions. Phoenix, Ariz., June 14.- -A gen eral strike of organized labor in Arizona as the outgrowth of the strike of electrical workers in the Salt River valley is threatened. The Phoenix trades council announced that a committee had been appointed to formulate plans for a general sympathetic walkout. Union men said they were expecting the matter to be submitted for a referendum vote of all union labor in the state. EBERT AND SC[EID[MANt WILL REMAIN WITH PAHJY (Special United Press Wire.) Berlin, June 14.--President, Ehert and Chancellor Scheideniani de feated an attempt to oust them from the party council of the majority socialists after a brief, but bitter parliamentary fight in which Ebert and Scheidemann ably defended their own positions. The party conven tion voted overwhelmingly in favor of a resolution permitting the office holders to remain on the council. The resolution fully covered the cases of the two leaders. MEXI(AN SOLDIERS KILLED. (Special United Press Wire.) Laredo, Tex., June 14.-Nearly 200 Carranzista soldiers were killed Wednesday near Aguas Calientes. Mex., when a troop train was wrecked. It is not known whether bandits were responsible for the wreck or not. JUNE 21 "DER TAO " DAY FOR GERMAKN (Special United Press Wire.) Paris, June 14. -June 21 will ap parently be "Der Tag" for the Ger mans. There is every indication that within a week, Germany's an swer will be known. She wil either accept or reject the revised peace treaty. The superior blockade count cil met for a final consideration of the economic measures that will be undertaken against Germany in case she refuses to sign. This is based on assumption that the reply to the German counter pro posal will be submitted Monday- and The charges, which not only make general accusations against the of ficer's acts as a policeman' but specify certain instances of alleged brutality and drunkenness were made in two separate complaints. The first is signed individually by John Boyle, a rancher of Pipestone Springs, who alleges that without provocation he was assaulted by Morrissey and caused to spetd the night in jail upon the occasion of a visit to the police station to make inquiries about another officer, last October. Boyle charges. that tait& the alleged assault. Detective Mor rissey struck him in the face seveial times, loosening two teeth and cutting Boyle's lip. The second complaint is signed by Mr. Wittenberg as attorpey for Catherine Penney, William Seymour, Mrs. William Seymour and Mrs. Wil liam J. Beakey. In this second com plaint general charges of drunken ness and brutality are alleged at tacks by Morrissey, "while in a state of intoxication" on persons In elec tion booths with brass knuckles and charges that Morrissey "assaulted and beat his wife, the late Katherine Ronan Morrissey," are included. The second complaint, which covers all the charges, is as follows: I That they are residents of the city of Butte, county of Silver Bow, state of Montana. II That Edward Morrissey Is now, and at all times herein men tioned was, a member of the police department of the city of Butte, paid Edward Morrissey being chief of de tectives in the said police depart ment. III That the said Edward Mor rissey is brutal by nature and ad dicted to drunkenness. 1V That the said Edward Mor rissey has been intoxicated on num erous occasions and that during such periods of intoxication he was guilty of assaulting peaceable citizens without any cause or provocation. That lie was guilty of misconduct in his office and of conduct unbe coming a gentlemen and police offi cel'. V That the said Edward Morris sey on several occasions In fits of brutality assaulted peaceable citizens without any cause or reason, and was guilty of misconduct in his, office and of conduct unbecoming a gentle man and police officer. VI That about midnight on, the 24th day of March, 1919, the day on which the primary electiot s were held for local officers for the: pity of Butte, Montana, the said $Edward Morrissey while in a state of intpri cation entered the polling. plfde of Ward 4, precinct B of the. cjty lof Butte and then and there us tt:the most vile and indecent langui ga In the presence of a number 6f, psblb. several of whom were ladies,; Id then and there bruttally' ua ,ted Continued on Page Threes' that the enemy will be given five - days in which to reach a dectaion. It is understood in highest A n quarters that this peioqd will clude the three days for " - tion of the armisties, ro r the original terms of that I If the Germans do et' new conditions, the .ra1hticf*411 f be declared at an end aftet t~u *it two days and the allies w,*,t to resume hostilities Satufr final day for rejection or THE WEATHER. d Fair, warmer. .