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TELEPHONESSIPAE Editorial Rooms ......12,750 _VOL. 1-NO. 250. ^ T I MONTANA, TUI' kSi.\Y.1 JUNE 17. 1919. PRICE FIVE CENTS COSSACK A LE INVOKED IN CANADA ALLIES PREPARED TO DEAL GERMANY DEATH BLOW, SHOULD SHE REFUSE TO SIGN TREATY (Special United Press Wire.-Copyrighted.) Paris, June 17. - If Germany refuses to sign the peace treaty, the allied armies will immediately launch one of the greatest and most decisive campaigns in history. While the general public is inclined to think of the allied advance into Germany as little more than a triumphal parade, in which no resistance will be met, Foch has been obliged to be prepared for any emergency. The allies will advance with every detail perfected for a campaign ex tending from the Dutch to the Swiss frontiers, and designed to give Ger many a death blow in the shortest possible time, against a maximum force which the unified allied com mand knows, Germany might throw into action in a crisis. The allied command, according to the highest French military critics and author ities would embrace three routes of invasion, designed to break down all possible defense, seizing the most im portant points in Germany and cut that country completely in two. The allies' left wing, consisting of the Belgian army with the British army protecting its right flank at the Cologne bridgehead, would drive wpstwer4 from *Duasehiol'ff into a - network of railways, of which Essen, only one day's march away, is the center. With the British army in a postion to execute a flanking move ment from the south, should this be neceesary,Germany would lose at the outset not only the great Krupp Ordnance Munitions works at Essen, but the entire surounding mineral basin. This would open the way immed iately to Minden, where Germany has constructed a great fortress for dc fending her plains from entrance through Westphalia. Without doubt, Germany would make her supreme resistance against the allies' left wing at Minden. A. F. OF L. URGES RECOGNITION OF IRISH Want Congress to Note In dependence of New Re public and Get Hearing At Peace Table. (Special United Press Wire.) Atlantic City, N. J., June 17.--The American Federation of Labor con vention today adopted a resolution urging congress to recognize' the Irish republic and asking congress and President Wilson to obtain from the peace conference a hearing for the Irish delegates. THE WEATHER. Butte, fair and warmer, ASSERT AUTHORITIES ARE PROTECTING JOE FABIAN Residents in the vicinity of the 700 block on South Dakota street are aroused over what they assert is the signal failure of the city authorities to make arrests in connection with the attack on the little child of L. A. Woolery, 717 South Dakota street, by a vicious bulldog, said to be the prop erty of County Commissioner Joseph M. Fabian, 731 South Dakota street. The people of the neighborhood are in arms over the fact that although the attack on the Woolery child was made on Sunday evening, Mr. Fabian has not been molested by the author ities, presumably because of his of ficial position. The attack, according to witnesses, was made by the dog without provo cation upon the Woolery child. It is also pointed out that despite city ordinances which requires that all CHIEF"DICK" ASKED TO RESIGN Good Government Club Makes Suggestion to Mor rissey. Boosts Comfort Station and Elects. Resolutions commending the mayor for his selection of the Rialto building site for a public comfort station and another suggesting that Chief of Detectives Edward Morris sey refrain from city employment until such time as he either is dis charged or exonerated as the result of the serious charges that have been filed with the police commission, were adopted at the meeting of the Good Government club last night. The resolutions were adopted fol lowing a business session at which new officers were elected. The resolution relative to the public comfort station, as adopted, calls upon the members of the city council to extend immediate co operation with Mayor Stodden in his efforts to secure the use of the Ri alto building basement for the pur pose. The resolution concerning Detec tive Morrissey is as follows: Owing to so much adverse criti cism and the serious charges made against the present chief of detec tives the Good Government club deems it best that Chief Morrissey resign his position until such time as the police commission can de termine its action on the charges filed against him by reputable citi zens of Butte. Then, should Mr. Morrissey be proved innocent he can be reinstated. The new officers of the club are Miss Mary O'Neill, chairman; Mrs. Joseph Lutey, first vice chairman; Mrs. H. N. Carman, second vice chairman; Mrs. W. S. Mitchell, sec retary-treasurer; Mrs. Elizabeth Kennedy, Mrs. Edith Clinch and Mrs. August M. Penny, members of the executive board. The newly-elected officers will be installed at the next meeting of the club on next Monday evening. The new committees will be appointed at that time, it is announced. dogs, vicious or otherwise, be tied up at all times, the Fabian dog was running at large. The child suffered serious gashes about her throat and arm, caused by the teeth of the vic ious animal. Scalp wounds also were sustained. It was found necessary to remove the child to Murray hos pital for surgical treatment. Residents of South Dakota street declare that following the attack on the child, Commissioner Fabian'a dog was removed front the Fabian resi dence in one of the county automo biles in which it was presumably taken to some place where it will be kept until the furore caused by its viciousness blows over. A demand ,will be made on the authorities, it is said, to have MIr. Fabian brought to book in police court just as any other citizen who keeps a vicious dog and to have the dog killed. STRIKE LEADERS JAILED SOME KICKER, BUT HE PAYS JUST THE SAME NOUO IZoNO Toe uTýTR, eNg c I (E t o S' Go THE so \ (Rep S sTTi - ~ 5oM 3 sov,5y 0-1 IELLO GIRLS IN FRISCO STRIME PRESS WIRES ARE AFFECTED (Special United Press Wire.) San Franeisco, .1 ine 17.- Telephone operators here have struck for $2 to $+i a day in crease and recognitioi of the METHODS OF "KEPT PRESS" TOLD BY WAR LABOR REPRESENTATIVE "The most remarkable develop ment in the labor world that I can see," said I. K. Russell, who has travelled from one strike zone to another during the war, as field representative of the national war labor board, "is the way the work ing people are developing a real la bor press. They are reading their own news and at last they are get ting it straight. They can't do any better than keep on developing newspapers owned by the unions and individuals in the labor movements." Mr. Russell was formerly a re porter on the New York Times and other New York papers until Frank P. Walsh took him over in organ izing the field staff of the war labor board. He is a visitor in Butte to day en route east from the Pacific coast. Reporters Suppress News. "In the old days of reportorial work," he said, "the newspaper re porter was usually unsophisticated as to industrial matters. He was hired right out of school and was given his assignments with a few curse words from the 'boss' towards everything that savored of labor. So be knew it was either a case of coloring the news against labor or getting fired, or playing foxey and shutting up. The record of New York journalism as I have observed it is simply that the honest reporter, on industrial issues, could not sur vive. "I have seen the Park Row gut ters flow with their blood, so to speak, as they showed a flash of honesty and then were thrown out of the big metropolitan dailies. Lin coln Steffens and the great 'muck rakers' of the era before the maga zines fizzed out as centers where in dustrial truth could be set forth, made themselves in just one way. Lincoln Steffens' Method. "Lincoln Steffens himself ex plained it to me. It was to go into a town, catch the reporters off duty and get from them by word of mouth all the things they could not print, or would be fired for printing if they slipped over a disguised para graph or two to disclose their point of view. "We are not building up any more stilke w~oiii Sjhead[ to ushter ci ties t1(1 Ita. Loit At geles girls iie aireadty ouit. \\tu (iite elect ijial %voik 1.15 Mtliietk iii syiiinathiy wvitti men of the public place of Lincoln Steffens simply because today the working people are reading plenty or stuff--and the plutocratic boss has had his hands pried loose from absolute control of the news. "For instance, in Washington re cently a colonel of aviation accosted me for my view of what the discon tent in the world was all about and how these labor issues suddenly came into such dramatic focus out of apparently a clear sky. Colonel Gets New Idea. "We went together to a bookstore. There were on sale all kinds of 'conservative' magazines. He thought these magazines with their harmless fiction and suggestive tales, were what all people read because they were the only literature open to him and his class. "We went aceross the street to a 'radical' hook shop, so-called. and I was able to hand him literature al most by the bushel of a kind he had never encountered in his life. About a dozen of the papers, expressing the after-the-war hunger of labor, were marked volume 1. number 1.' "This good colonel read the new papers and the new magazines through and was staggered by the collision with ideas he never knew were in the war. "Nothing the writers in the labor press whose articles go from paper to *paper I note the names of many friends who a few years ago were plowed down and turned under and seemed crushed beyond hope of per sonal recovery in the world. They were 'blacklisted' as writers just as miners v.,e blacklisted fromu the mines. Labor Press Alert. "But they have all come back. I tested out his new alert labor press a few mttu ths ago. I had an item of news s hich I knew would never see the light of day in any regular newspape or nmagazine. So I wrote it and 5av' it to the Labor Herald in Readine. l'enn. I saw it copied in the N-w York Call the next Sun day and in the Bridgeport Labor Leader 114 following Saturday. It has cit tied to go the rounds and with it hla' gone the rounds of hun dreds t other articles that are Swakine ths people up to the neces cede'. (PijI1\ ujie inaut was left to lake (care ail IIOLIy leased Vire where 15t~i Int wer O1U CtU diuuarity kept) tbusy. sity for them to meet together and consider rights that they hardly considered were theirs a few years ago. "The old press is not winning its game. It built Richard Harding Davis up as the greatest recognized author of his day-because he laid off 'industry.' Then one day the press that made Richard Harding Davis the most famous author of his time thought it would crucify a la bor leader. James P. Maurer of Pennsylvania spoke in New York about the atrocities of the constabul ary in Pennsylvania. He told how one constabulary officer forced a miners' union to take down the flag in a funeral procession of a dead striker who also happened to be a Spanish-American war veteran. The constabulary man claimed the flag constituted a 'parade without a per mit' and when the miners tried to explain, the constabulary officer yelled back, 'to hell with you and to hell with the flag. Down with it. You can't parade without a per mit.' Death of R. H. Davis. "Whereupon all the stupid and corrupt press canie out with scream ing headlines, 'To hell with the flag, says 1\laurer.' His attack on the brutal capitalistic police force of Pennsylvania was written up as an attack on the American government, upon patriotism and on decency. There were loud calls for the 'hang ing' of Mlaurer and the throwing out of the Labor Forum. where he spoke from the Washington Irving high school. "Richard Harding Davis, favorite child of the press, fell for this take harder than anybody else. He went to a telephone and called up the mayor of New York and demanded the arrest of Maurer in thename of patriotism. liut he got so heated in his appeal to the mayor that he was suddenly attacked by apoplexy and he fell dead at the telephone in his country home at Mt. Kisco. Gets Square Deal Now. "Thus the press, in striking at a labor leader. killed its own favorite child. Jim Maurer is still alie and thriving and still heads the Penn (Continued on Page Two.) CHIEFS OF WINNIPEG LABOR MOVEMENT ARE HELD INCOMMUNICADO (Special United Press Wire.) Winnipeg, June 17.-Wholesale arrests of leaders in the general strike were made here. The Royal North west mounted police raided the Labor temple, seizing quantities of literature. The authorities refused to an nounce the names of the prisoners, but claimed that all prominent leaders of the labor forces were included. WOMEN GET VOTE IN OHIO Other States Takes Action Favoring Women's Suf frage Amendment to U. S. Constitution. Columbus, Ohio, Jnoe 17.--The Ohio general assembly has ratified the federal woman's suffrage amend ment and then passed a bill giving Ohio women the right to vote for presidential electors in 1920. in case the federal amendment is not in ef feet by that time. KANSAS FAVORABI&E. Topoeka, Kans., .1 ono 17. The Kansas legislature unanimously rat ified the woman suffrage aouodnment to the United States constitution, at the special session. CERTAIN OF APPROVAL. Bismarck, N. I)., June 17.--Goy'. Lynn J. Fraizer says he will not call a special session of the state legisla ture for the sole purpose of ratifying the national suffrage amendment. He told Miss Alice Paul of St. Paul, that the North Dakota legislature will ap prove the amendment "at the first reasonable opportunity.,, NO I)ATE SET. D)enver, Colo., June 17. Governor Shoup hlts announced his intention of calling a special session of the legs nlature to ratify the woman's suffrage amendment. No date has been de termined. WILL I)E('[I)E JULY 2. Jefferson City, Mo., June 17. Governor Gardner has called a spe cial session of the state legislature for July 2, to act on the constitu tion al amendment, enfranchising wonmen. APPEAL FORI EMPIRE. (Special United Press Wire.) Paris, utte 17.-The Turkish peace delegation in their first meet ing with the allied representatives, appealed for a continuation of the empire and the retention of Col stantinople. WASHINGTON FEDERATION CONVENTION OPENS TODAY Bellingham. Wash., June 17.-The Washington State Federaiton of La b0r opened its 18th annual conven tion here this morning. Many important matters of vital interest to the working people of the state will be considered at the fed eration's session. A proposed political amalgamation of the state federation, the farmers' organizations and the Railway Men's Welfare league is ex pected to result in a warm fight. Many of the delegates think the time has come for the federation to enter state politics. "Never before has organized la bor had such an opportunity, and we may not have it again," declared President William Short. "We can not afford to miss it." TRANSPORTATION CRIPPLED. Winnipeg. June 17.-Further crip pling of the transportation lines en tering into Winnipeg was caused yes terday when additional railroad workers, including firemen, engine men and switchmen joined in the general strike. Efforts of the rail way companies to secure strike breakers continued. The Metal Trades Employers' of fers of a modified collective bargain ing plan so far have not been con sidered by the strikers, it was re ported. Minister of Labor Robert son declared that the unions should accept it as it was "entirely in accord with the established practice on our Canadian railways., "SUN" IS DAftKENED. Vancouver, B. C., June 17.-The Sun, a morning newspaper here has not appeared since last Saturday, due to the publishers having refused to grant a demand from the local Typo graphical union, that the paper stop asking union printers to handle news and editorial matter which was con sidered objectional to union printers. TIE CAN TO BEER. (Special United Press Wire.) Washington, June 17.-The repeal of war-time prohibition as it affects light wines and beer was voted down by 10 to 1 by the house judiciary committee. AMERICANS IN MEXICO ARE ATTACKED El Paso Mine Owners Fear Reprisals on Property in Chihuahua By Villista Soldiers. (Special United Press Wire.) Laredo, Texas, June 17.-A party of American refugees who were held up and robbed of everything, includ ing their clothing, by Mexican band its near Jiminez, Mex., have arrived here. The Mexicans also beat mem bers of the party with rifle butts, it was stated. Miss Isabel Maley and two other Americans escaped into the desert and finally reached Chihuahua where Americans assisted them to the bor (Continued on Page Two.) A bitter fight between the so-called radicals and the conservative element for control of the federation is ex pected to break out early in the ses sion. gEDMANS "ASTOUBOEO" AT CIEMENCEU NOTE (Special United Press Wire.) Weimer, Germany, Juno 17.-The German peace delegation is astound ed at the tone of Clemenceau's note accompanying the allies note on the counter proposals, according to of ficial advices from Versailles to the government. The note is character ized as "harsh," "smashing" an4 "gruff."