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Business Office............62 Today's Press Ru EditoralRoomsh 12,850 VOL. 1-No. 255. i3TT.E-:. MONTANA. MONI\Y. JUNE . .-.1... - PRICE FV GERMANY 'IILL ACCEPT TERMS President of Peace Delegation Given Power to Sign Treaty R. BIUCE SMITH IS PLACED ON TRIAL Is Charged With Sedition, Based on an Editorial in the Bulletin Last August, in Which It Is Alleged the State Council of Defense Was Attacked (Special to The Bulletin.) Helena, June 23.-Wlth attorneys both fpr the defense, and the prosecution carefully examining prospective jurors, the trial of R. Bruce Smith, managing editor of the Butte Daily Bulletin, on a charge of sedition growing out of the publica tion in the Bulletin last August of an editorial in which, it is alleged, the state council of defense was attacked, began this morning before Judge R. Lee Word. Former Unted States District At torney B. K. Wheeler and Attorney Louis P. Donovan of Butte, repre sented Smith while County Attorney Lester Loble and Deputy Wine ap peared for the state. Up to noon only one venireman, I. R. Niedell, who stated he "had collected money for the Bulletin" at one time and who asserted his mind 'was made up as to the inntcertce o- Lhe defendent, had been dismissed; his dismissal be ing requested by the prosecution, who challenged him for cause. The jury as it stands now, with only one challenge used, comprises: Thomas Duff, real estate agent; W. D. Hungate, employe of the Mon tana Oil company, formerly employ ed by the Great Northern railway in Butte; William Wemscheimer, huck ster; John Kane, contractor; Edward S. Richards, claim agent for the Northern Pacific; Winroy E Butter field, switchman for Northern Pa cific; W. I. White, John Adaim, far mer; W. S. Young, farmer: Arthur W. Verharen and Foley L. Waters. The trial of Leo Daly, also charg ed with sedition in connection with the same editorial as in the Smith case, was continued by Judge Word until conclusion of the Smith trial. ADOPTS RESOLUTION FOR REFERENDUM VOTE (Special United Press Wire.) Bellingham, Wash., June 23. The labor convention by a heavy vote Saturday, adopted a resolution, call ing for a referendum vote of the membership, on a proposal for reor ganization along the "One Big Union" line. MAY TRY VON REUTER. (Special United Press Wire.) London, June 23.-Admiral von Reuter, commander of the interned German fleet, sunk by their own crews Saturday in Scapa Flow, may be tried by an international court, along with other commanders, it is learned. MEASURE REJECTED. (Special United Press Wire.) Washington, June 23.-A meas ure providing for indiscriminate search of private homes for liquor after prohibition becomes effective was rejected by the house judiciary coin mittee. WINNIPEG iS PLACED UNDER MARTIAL LAW (Special United Press Wirc.) Winnipeg, June 23.-The riot act is still in effect here. Citizens move about the city at their own risk. Mayor Gray has issued another proc lamation prohibiting all parades and assemblages on streets and in parks. The general strike is now in its for tieth day. Apparently we are further than ever away from a settlement, President Hazelton of the Winnipeg Buliders' exchange said. No nego tiations will be considered until the strike has been called off. MAYOR'S STATEMENT. Mayor Gray issued the followiig statement; "Friday evening a meeting of about 2,000 people was held in Mar A. 1. .s .:i FOOD RIOTS IN GER MANY Railway Strike Growing and May Become General. Further Labor Troubles Are Predicted. (Special United Press Wire.) Berlin, June 23.-Internal 'dis turbances are growing. Resignation of independent socialist officials in Branswick are regarded here as fore shadowing further labor troubles. The railway strike, which has spread to all parts of Germany is expected to become a general strike. Food depots are being plundered in Man heim. Dispatches from there said two persons were killed and 50 wounded with many casualties from plundering. Rioting is on in Kassel. Foch has sent a note to the Ger man armistice commission asking that further advance of German troops in Ethonia be prevented and demanding immediate evacuation of Windau and Libau and all parts of the former Russian empire. ARTHUR PROUTY IS DENIED NEW TRIAL (Special to The Bulletin.) Helena, June 23.-Application for a new trial was denied this morning by Judge Word, in the case of Ar thur Prouty, formerly of Butte, who was found guilty of a statutory of fense last Thursday. and who was sentenced to from 10 to 20 years. Prouty, who attempted suicide with in one hour after the verdict of, guilty was returned, is convalescing,' despite the bullet in the back of his head. ket square, behind the city hall. Sev eral speakers made inflammatory speeches inciting to riot. The gist of these remarks was that the may or's authority must be set aside, and a parade held in defiance of the law. I gave a proclamation to the press. The proclamation warned against holding parades. "At about 10:30 Saturday morn. ing I was called to the Royal Alex andria hotel and there met W. R. Perry of the Royal Northwest mount. ed police, A. J. Andrews, crown pros ecutor, and a committee of returned soldier strikers, some of whom bad addressed the meeting referred to above. This committee again asked me for permission to parade. I re (Continued on Page Eigt.t.) LEWIS F. KELLER IS CHARGED WITH MURDER OF RUBY PASCOE A charge of murder was filed in Justice Buckley's court Saturday afternoon against Lewis F. Keller, the high school instructor, who fig ured in last Friday night's tragedy on the flat. Lewis Keller and Ruby Pasco, a daughter of Butte, a grad uate of Butte's public schools and a graduate of the Butte high school of 1913, went for an automobile ride on the flat Friday night about 10 o'clock. About 2 o'clock the nex tmorning, Keller drove her all but lifeless body to the door of Maurice Rose's road house beneath Timber Butte mill, and wildly besought the bartender in charge to help carry the body within and aid him to restore consciousness and bring her bloody, dirt-covered and disheveled clothing into some semblance of order. The two worked desperately over the girl for a good while, but con sciousness never returned to the girl. She had spoken her last con scious word in life, when she looked qp into the swarthy face of Lewis MANY IVES ARE LOST WHEN TORNADO HITS MINNESOTA TOWN (Special United Press Wire.) St. Paul, June 23.-More than 200 are reported killed and many injured in a tornado which struck Fergus Falls, Minn., late yesterday. Nearby towns were slightly damaged. The heaviest casualties were at the Grand Central hotel, where 40 or more were said to have been killed when the structure collapsed. The Great Northern Oriental lim ited was brushed off the track, and all except one sleeper and the din ing car were overturned. The rail road officials reported that no one was badly injured. Wire communi cations were cut off from Fergus Falls, but early reports say that the death list will probably reach 200. Toll May Be Larger. Reports from the vicinity of Fer gus Falls say the death toll will be much higher, as the hospitals are packed with injured and many of these are expected to die. The storm swept over the northwest from Fer gus Falls and tall buildings crumpled THOUSANDS ATTEND MASS MEETING; SCOTT TELLS ABOUT WINNIPEG STRIKE Hundreds of people were turned away from the Metal Mine Workers' hall last night, for the place was packed by workers eager to listen to the message of the One Big Union and the story of the Canadian strike. Charles Gildea known throughout the United States as one of the staunchest and truest adherents to the cause of the worker, acted as chairman, and in an eloquent and forceful manner presented the battle line of the classes as they stand to day in this country; he then intro duced Mr. Scott who has just come from Canada and who was an eye witness of the developments of the Great Winnipeg strike up to a few days ago. Mr. Scott told of the earnestness and determination of the Canadian strikers and how the workingwoimen are standing shoulder to shoulder with their brothers. Innumerable in cidents he gave to show how the Win nipeg authorities lined up on the side of the capitalists against the workers and the mayor's willingness at all times to down the loldier work men and assist the thugs of the rul ing class. "Time and again the workers had to find new halls" said the speaker, "for they were not big enough to ac commodate the enormous crowds that gather regularly to listen to the gos pel of solidarity. And even when they went into the park that was not big enough, for it is nothing to see a meeting of fifteen to twenty thou sand workers standing and listening with the utmost attention to the speakers of the working class." Mr. Scott was very optimistic of the outcome for he said the One Big Union idea is in the air and will surely win out. He called upon the o Keller and mumbled, "I don't know." Her skull was fractured at the base in a horse-shoe shape, thile crack so wide that scissors may be insert edt and the loosened edges pried apart. Keller left her in the care of the lone bartender at the resort and drove madly up town for a doctor. He made several attempts to find one but failed, and, at last, turned back down Montana street to race out to the isolated roadhouse among the rutted trails and sage brush under Timber Butte, He wanted to see if she was getting better, if she had seized once more upon life's frail thread. She was better. But.., if she had rallied even for an instant in his absence, none but the lone bartend er may ever know. The golden cord had parted. Ruby Pascoe was dead. The dead wagon came and trun dled her body away. Lewis Keller drove his Reo roadster down town and put it away. Then Lieutenant of Police Mike Dwyer took Keller in charge. He was later turned over to the county and, upon an order from and crashed telephone lines to the ground as far as Brainerd, 80 miles away. A heavy rain drenched all Miinne sota and eastern North Dakota last night. Bridges were washed out in many places. Superintendent. of Transportation McCaulley said he had received reports that 200 were killed, and there would possibly be many casualties throughout the coun try northwest of town, which have not yet been reported.. Three blocks of the business dis tricts of Fergun Falls were wiped out by the storm which struck the city at 7 o'clock and lasted until midnight. It is reported that the Northern Pacific depot at Fergus Falls was wrecked. Fargo reports 500 persons were injured in that ter ritory. St. Paul, June 23.-Destruction of the central section of Fergus Falls, Minn., by a tornado Sunday evening, with a loss of perhaps 200 lives, was reported last night by railroad of workers of the country to get busy and line up. The chairman then introduced the second speaker James H. Fisher who spoke on the American Federation Convention and its traitorous action towards the working class of this country. "What mockery," said Mr. Fish SHIPS ARE SUNK BY GERMAN CREWS Go Down With Imperial En sign Flying at Masthead; Exact Number of Vessels Sunk Is Not Known. (,Speciel United Press Wire.) Liudoun, June 23.--The British admiralty has officially announced that certain of the interned German shipb in Scapa Flow had been sunk and abandoned by their crews. The first intimation of sinking of the Gertall ships was contained in an Exchange telegraph dispatch from a correspondent in northern Scotland, which stated that they had been sunk by tlhir German crews and had gone (Continued on Page Eight.) County Attorlley Jackson, released. However, at 4:30 p. in. Saturday, DIeputy County Attorney M'cl)aniels filed a charge of miurder against Kel ler. He was released formally un der a $5,000 bond. Since that time the county attor ney's office and the city police have been vigorously searching for evi dence against the young man. They have found a good deal. They deemn it unwise to disclose it. But the fact is clear that Keller's stories are shockingly unsatisfactory and con tradictory. The place in the road which he has shown as the place where the girl was hurt is not the place where blood and torn cloth and bloody gloves were found. His dis crepancies of statements in telling about the affair are glaring. His at titude toward the whole matter is re volting. His reputation as an habit mial seducer, both by persuasion and by force, is appearing from hitherto silent corners. There seems to be no tangible, direct evidence against the man in this case with Ruby Pascoe Continued on Page Threeu ficials aiid dispatches from near-by towns. The storm struck the city about 7 o'clock, destroying among othei buildings the Grand hotel, in which it is reported 75 persons were Irap ped when the structure collapsed. Great Northern train No. 1, the Oriental limited, westbound fromi Chicago to Seattle, was blown from the track about six miles west of Fer gus Falls. Train No. i was traveling belween 30 and 40 miles an hour when the twister struck the baggage car be hind the tender when about six miles west of Fergus Falls, throwing seven of the II coaches from the rails. The baggage car was torn out0 of the train and set down about 30 feet from the rails at right angles to them. The suction also tore out the tracks under this car. Another baggage car, an express car, the smoker and three day coaches kept their momentunm and their trucks were piled up where the (Continued on Page Eight.) er, "for these bunch of labor fakirs to vote for freedom for Ireland and then jail for Mooney. They do not want real freedom for Ireland any more than they want it for Debs and the class war prisoners for they know that capitalism provides them with luxuries at the expense of the work ers and they want the rotten old sys tem of capitalism to remain." tie then spoke on the One Big' Union convention that starts on the 6th of July in Butte and that in its few days of deliberation offers to be the greatest effort put forward in this state for the solidarity and unity i of the working class. He urged the workers to get busy in the unions and send delegates to the conven tion." "Our emancipation will not come without effort and action," said Mr. Fisher, "and we must try, again and again until the final. hour of vic tory." The meeting was one of the largest and most enthusiastic and encourag ing that Butte has had for some time and only demonstrates how the One Big Union idea is taking root. ALL BLOCIKADES TOBE LIFTED (Special United Press Wire.) Paris, June 23. - The econonic council has decided that with the signing of peace, all blockades will be lifted, including that of Russia. WEATHER FORECAST. Fair. SEVEN-DAY LIMIT WILL EXPIRE THIS EVENING (Special United Press Wire to the Bulletin.) Weimar, June 23.-By a vote of 237 to 138, the national as sembly voted to sign the peace treaty as presented by the al lies. Following the vote to sign, the assembly took a vote of confidence in the cabinet, which resulted as follows: 236 for, 89 against and 68 blank. Zurich, June 23.-A Weimar dispatch reports that Chancel lor Bauer has promoted Von Haniel from secretary to president of the German peace delegation, giving him full power to com plete negotiations and sign the treaty. Von Haniel is at Ver sailles. (Special United Press Wire to the Bulletin.) Paris, June 23.-It is officially announced that Germany has notified the allies she will sign the treaty. Whether it will be signed immediately by Secretary Von Haniel or later by the new delegation is not made known. Unofficial reports stated that the national assembly has instructed Von Haniel to sign immediately. DROWNS IN DELMOE LAKE Son of Butte Merchant Loses Life. Companions Unable to Render Assist ance to Their Comrade. Fred Pissot, 16 years old, ,on of Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Pissot. 864 South Main street, was drowned in Delmoe lake about 1 o'clock Saturday after noon, while out on the water with his younger brother, Frank, and three others, none of whom could swim. According to the story of Frank Pissot, four of the members of a boy scout camping party went to the lake, four miles from the camp, and were playing in a rowboat a short distance from the shore. The boys were clinging to the sides of the boat and Fred suddenly let go and tried to swim. He was unsuccessful. Iie managed to seize hold of the boat, and then decided to try it again. The second time the wind blew the boat away front hin, when he sank, rising to the surface three times. The boys were without oars, and as 0none of tlenm could swim, they could lend the drowning boy no aid. The boy disap peared and search for him lasted all night and all (lay yesterday. Five other mellmbers of the camp ing party, in charge of Scout Execu tive Whitney, returned to Butte, not knowing of the fatal occurrence. Alln attempt to reach the parents of Fred Pissot failed, owing to disorder in the telephone service at a niearby ranger station, and the Pissot family did not learn of the death of Fred until 1 o'clock Sunday morning. Mr. Pissot left immediately for Delnioe lake, in company of his brother Wil liam and Emmet Duly, an expert diver. Fred Pissot was graduated from (Continued on Page Eight.) TRAIN CREW DISCOVERS WHISKY WORTH $3,000 Last evening four valises full of whisky aind I5 five-gallon kegs were discovered in a drawing room of a pullman car on No. 17 of the Mil waukee. The stuff is said to be worth $5:,sl0. The train crew be came suspicious that the peculiar looking baggage of the gentlemanly looking travelers contained some thing besides a change of linen and toilet accessories. They investigated and, being staunch prohibitionists, were proporely horrifed upon find ing that nothing less than real whisky was being transported in dis guise. Knowing that O'Rourke and his trusty score of husky men would seize booze, if it was sent to them, Slhe train crew, it is claimed in a IIEQUES4T HEFUSED. Paris, June 23. - The allies promptly refused a request for a 48 hour extension to the time limit for acceptance of the treaty, which was received from the Germans this morning. (The seven-day limit ex pires at 7 o'clock this evening). Prev iously the allies, had received, a note saying Germany would sign because she was forced to, but making cer tain reservations. The allies replied that the time for discussion had passed and Germany must accept the terms without reservation. Bauer's note declined responsibil ity for what mnight happen in Holland and "what is bound to happen when the impossibility of carrying out the conditions comes up." He added, however, that Germany must sign, "as she is imposed upon by force." The note refused to admit that Ger many was author of the war and de clared they would not accept the part compelling her to give up persons who are charged with war crimes, and requested that the treaty be re examined within two years. The big three met at 9 o'clock this morning. After adjournment, the statement was made that the time limit remained the same. They met again at 11 o'clock and it was learned that no changes in the or ders for the advance of the allied ar mies had been given, or would be given until after 7 o'clock this eve ning. LEAVES PARIS WEDNESDAY. Paris, June 23.-President Wil son explains that conditional on the treaty being signed, provides for his departure from Paris Wednesday night. He will sail from Brest Thursday morning, arriving in the United States a week later. (Special United Press Wire.) Paris, June 2'1.--The foreign of fice has announced it is impossible to complete all arrangements for the formal signing of the treaty before Wednesday. POLLA IS NOMINATED. (Special United Press Wire.) Washington, June 23-Wilson has nominated Counsellor Frank Polla to be first under secretary of state. This position was created in the last state department appropriation bill. MORE SHIPS SUNK. (Special United Press Wire.) Paris, June 23.-A Geneva dis patch reported that all German war ships not surrendered to the allies had been sunk at Kiel. morning paper, detached the car from the train after it had passed through Butte and sent it back to this burg, notifying the sheriff to go and get the stuff. The sheriff's of fice, it is said, "seen its duty and done it." Much comment upon this achieve ment has been made in court house circles. Some people offer only commendation for the sheriff's work. Others are so uncharitable as to sug gest that O'Rourke should have grabbed the travellers as well ' as their baggage. Then again, some will say that a child must crawl be fore it can walk; that, having olce started to work, those 20 deputies may in the future achieve great things.