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The Standard in its issue-of Tuesday, July 22nd, in can
inection ivth the high cost of living, in an article on page
7, has the following:
Saturday a ;large truck of cantaloupes was
hauled to :the city dump near the .junction of
South Montana street and Silver Bow creek and
dumped. Many citizens secured what they could
use in their homes, but no one had opportunity to
buy any cantaloupes any place in the city for less
.than the regular price, 20 cents each.
This morning County Attorney Jackson is calling loudly
for an investigation by a state commission so that. he can
secure: evidence on which to prosecute.
Eyvidcntly neither the. Standard nor 'County vAtturdit6y
Jac~ison. are familiar with the laws of this state or. else this
sudden attempt to fix responsibility is what we and a
good many other people think it is, mere camouflage to
(lisliract the attention of the wiage-earner from the fact
that he is not getting enough for his labor and to take the
blamle from the shoulders of the mining companies.
Sectio. . of an act.pa.dsel' by the Sixteenth Legislative
Assembly,. entitled, An Act to prevent the destruction, in.
'restraint of trade, of Any. Fish, Fowl, Animal, Vegetable
or other Stuff, Products or Articles, which are customary
food or which. are proper food for human beings and are in
fit sanitary condition to be used as sucll, and to provide
penalties for violation oof thprovisions of this .At, says:
"It shall be unlawftul for.any person, firm or corporation
to destroy, or to withhold from sale for a period of time
that makes it necessary to destroy, in restraint of trade,
fish, fowl, animal, vegetable or other stuff, products or ar
ti.cles, which are food or which are proper food for uomaun
beings and are in fit sanitary condition to be used as
Isuch."
S.ection 2 of the same Act says:
"Every person, firm or the manager or the employe of
every corporation violating this act shall, upon conviction
thereof, lie punished by a fine of not less than Fifty Dol
lars. ($50.00), ncor more than Five Hundred Dollars
($500.00), or by imprisonment in the county jail for a
period of not less than thirty (30) days nor more than six
months, or by both such fine and imprisonment."
Letthle.Standard furnish the county attorney with the
uan he of tle,r.'°tntflat scnlt ,rutaloupes fit for human con
sunm)tion to the dump, if they are really after profiteers
and not trying to kid the workers into believing that the
mining companies are paying higher wages than they can
afford, out, of pure p.hilanthropy.
PROFITEERING RAMPANT
Judge Grimes Invites Growers of Pro
duce to Come to Butte and Peddle;
Their Wares From House to House
Irrespective o0 Any Ordinance.
)Declaring that neither the Anaconda Copper Mining conm
pany, the local food trust, nor the bankers 'have ..any strings
,r me," Police Judge H. . J Girimes this morning extended anH
invitation to growers of produce to come to Butte and peddle
their wares from house to house irrespective of any city ordi
nances prohibiting 'such acts, and declared that in evernt adny
of the violators of such ordinances are brought into court they
will be, dismissed forthwith and the police notified that no con
victions of such cases caii:be ohtaineri.
'Priofiteering is rampant in Butte loday, said Judge
Giimes, 'ahd. since it app~.a's that there are either no laws to
prevent such perniciou. practices on the part of our local prof'
ileers or else no officials who will enforce the laws. it appears
the only thing to do is to meet the profiteers on their own
giround and thr6dw down the bars to all peddlers.
"I didn!t seek my present office,' said the ,judge. "'I rwas;
elected b a an a'cci'rent; jtist as' were myn companions of the
piesent. adirinistration. hence no one holds any strings on
either myself or' my companions in a political sav. I havec
never wor ked a minute for fhe Anaconda Copper Mininng com
pany, never have received a cheek or
either myself :Or' in.companio
Inever woirked a minute for fhe
Piny, never' have received a check dr
iny cash from thit cdmnany for ýn`
sejrvices; I owe no man a dollar, and
consequently the banking interests
have no strings bfr ti e; :e'ither have
the. local mercanifilefinterists. Th·ey
may be able to Impeach me, bu~t they
cannot pull my leg, and consequently.
I propose to dismiss all_ cases
brought into my court in which the
(Continued on Page Six.):
GET t
(Special Unlited Press 1 ire.)
:liami, Ariz., Jttly, .3T.-The .ine
whicli hadd-been-called in tlie Globe'
anld tMiami districts Was headed off
,Y' the companies aimotmeintg i~t sUb
statttial increase nl: Wage,, rattgin
fiom 75 cents to $1.25 abItve th.e
present scale.
The wages as. aInotlunce.d by 1te
cnmpanies will Ipcreno e tI uielter.s
to $5.65; machifnmen, $6.18, and
timbermen, $6.40.
DONATIONS FALL OFF
Progress of Bulletin 's Five Thousand Dollar Drive
Sunday's Collection at Ball Park . . .$ 917.62
Monday's Donation at Office . . . $ 175.00
Tuesday's Donations at Office . . $ 87.50
Balance to be Raised by Donation to
Continue Publication After July 30 . $3,819 88
Total ; .. . .$5,000.00
iMEMBER UNITED PRESStASSOCIATION--THE MOST RELIABLE-:NEWS-GATHERING AGENCY IN THE WORLD TODAY.
VOL. 1.-NO. 1 "' IlTTI. 11)NTANA, WEDNESI. .Y. ,LIl " :. 1( 0. PRICE FIVE CENTS
SCIOBSSMALL STORES
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NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
All farmers, or producers of farm products, or the necessaries of life are in
vited to avail themselves of the opportunity of using the Public Market now in
stalled, or being installed for their use on. the streets of Butte, on Mercury street
between Main and Wyoming streets, as a temporary market.
The stalls are being erected for the use of the producers of farm products in the
farming districts within reach of Butte.
In view of the continued high prices, the mayor has felt compelled to take this
action and has so ordered that the temporary stalls be immediately erected. This
in a way, will prove whether or not a public market will be satisfactory, or bene
ficial to the city of Butte at a very small expense and if a temporary market
proves successful, a permanent market will be established, and the $15,000 bond
issue heretofore voted can be sold to establish a permainent market.
A regular peddler's license of $10.00 will be charged per quarter, or for any frac
tion of a quarter, will pay their pro-ratio.
The producers of vegetables and fresh fruits are especially invited to make use
of this temporary market at the earliest opportunity to be both beneficial to the
producer and consumer.
The mayor is confident of the support of the city council and believes that all
good citizens will stand back of this movement.
We would also ask that papers in adjoining counties, please copy.
W. T. STODDEN, Mayor.
Soldiers and Marines iR
PatrolStreets ofCapital
(Special '[nited Press Wire.)
r\vashin'lg'on. uily "2.-- .liepesentati'e Lavelle of' (:cul ail p
Iih s .intrtoduceld a resoluitiu, n ledeman.l jiuiº that the presielrl t ale- r
clare martial law iin the Iislieit or1I' llnhmbia. to preserve the "
dignity of the Unitedl States guverie. n l." "to
Senatoi' Harrison of 1isis-ippi
inmroductd a bill to require the.trac- ý 1 [ m n
Senator Harrison of M i.sseippi
introdiled it bill to require the.trac
tion company to operate lhlarate
ears for the blacks and whiles.
Secretary Baker announced that.
he had ordered a "substantial num
ber" of regular soldiers from Cainmp
Meade. to help prevent future riot
ing.
1V.ashlington. July 23.----T'le race
rioting in the national capital whica
started as the result of attacks on
~;hite women by negroes, and which
started as the result of attacks on
white wonlen by negroes, and which
haS been going on for four days anli
nights, found expression again when
a defense guard was shot and killed,
a second guard fatally wounded and
another White man slashed severely
by a ioazr wielded by a negro. All
of the negro assailants escaped.
The odttbleaks were confined to a
thgie V'icifity, the center of the
black district of the northwest sec
tion. This was due, in the opinion
of the aiithorities, to the extraord
inary preaautions taken to pevcnit
formation' of i obs and to a. rain
which began ealy in the evening.
Tmtops on. Hand.
ApprdXiniately 1,)000 troops, caval
ry, infantry, marines and sailors. pa
trolled the streets and awaited in re
serve for possible outbreaks, supple
mentiug regular and volunteer police.
Detachments of marines fror, Quain
tico, Va., and regulars under com
(Continued on Page Two.)
NO SECRET
SESSION
WANTED
Resolution by Senator Jones
Would Make Sessions
Public During Considera
tion of Treaty.
(Special lnitted Press Wire.)
Washington. July 23.- -Senator
Jones of New Mexico announced that
he would demand all session. of the
foreign relations committee be made
public during consideration of the
treaty. Jones said Senator Lodge
had practically agreed to this.
Democratic senators declared the
republicans do not dare to vote
against open sessions becautie they
have assailed the president for
(Continned on Pare Three.t
REPORT IS SENT
TO CONGRESS
(Special United Press Wires.)
Washington. July 23.- --The de
partment of labor today sent to con
gress the report of Investigator John
I)enslmore in the Tolm M3oondy case,
which declares Meooney was "framed"
to discredit union lalbor.
The report declares there was
nothing about the "Mooney trial "to
produce a feeling of confidence that
the dignity anld majesty of the law
had been upheld."
Denslncre said: "There is no
where anything restemblling consist
eI ncy. The effect being that of patch
work, of incingruous makeshifts and1
often desperate expediency."
The report indicates that Dens
more for months had a dictaphone
hidden in the office of District. At
torney Fickert of Sau Francisco,
thereby obtaining much ilformation.
"The reading of testimony In the,
case is apt to cause one to wonder
at many things." The report then
enumerates the following objections
to the metllods used:
"Apparent failure of Fickert to
conduct a real investigation; adapt
ability of some star witnesses; the
sorry type of men and wonmen
brought forward to prove essential
matters; in short the general flimosi
hess and improbability of testimnlony.
These things are calculated to cause
the minds ef the most blase tO de
cide mentally on rebellion."
APPROVES PROHIBITION ACT.
(Special United Press Wires.)
Washington, July 23.---The house
Ihas finally approved thle national
prohibition act, providing for the en
forcement of both the wartime and
constitutional prohibition. The final
vote was 287 to 101.
WEATIIEIR FORECAST.
Fair, cooler east.
Little Dealers Forced
to Pay Quarterly Fees;
Lutqys, Symons and
Others Are Immune
i ini inetel.ting idelilight 4nu piol'ileerint g coniditionls in
l",lhtite. 0t pe uf liisal of the r'it\" - ' s 1 I.- b 1(i \-h 4 Ilnth t the small store
keelpers oi' tie cit hive ieenr. tuld ate beinig. mnulcted by the
eity l gtverniteiii oIr quarterly' mierchandise lict'entse lfees. while
the big stores. Stllh as Liuty's. Sviimins. C.tiliellis ani others
have been permitited ti escape paiyinei t Ii) such li"cense fees.
'hlie I'ts Sll w' that while Luleyvt andi the others have been
liIer i tiltel tl retali the lnii ei reqtluireOl ii' lthemi by a city li
ensing ordinance. the smatller groceries anld nmercantile es
tahhlishniieiils I he cilt have either iteeti fotce:l. throuah
COASTWIDE STRIKE
OF OPERATORS
ENDS
(Special United Press Wrve.) !
San Francisco. July 2.--. The(
coast-wide telephone oleriator; strike I
formally ended Tuesday ait rnoon, (
when tile central strike com::mittee
adopted a resolution ordering tcle- 1
girans sent to the vatious mlaiiSs meet- I
ings which were being held. stating'
the strike had ended.
The decision to retur'n to worlk
casne as i. result of Ithe desire to con
forte to regulation oe organized la
bor. '\Vith the lintiien an;d oper
ators of the northwest, and LLos Ang
eles and it few other cities alreaidy
returned, thlie cominmiti e decidehd Ihat
it would be folly to continue theo
opposition.
ENrNI( I it' S AltIVtlE IN BiEiT.
t(Sp'cial Unitted Press Wire.)
Brost. Iuly 2: .--The lirst bal
talion oJ Ie ll lftilh American on
gineers ,have arrived here fromi Arch
angel. 'IThey tire compiiosed of Michi
gail and \iscnllnsina national guartd.
WHOLESALERS AND BIG
STORES CAUSE H.C.L.
That merchants of the city inl
many cases are charging exorbitant
prices for necessities, which prices
are not jinstified by economic conidi
tions; that the recent summary in
creases in the prices of food stuffs
were mnade primlarily for the purpose
of profiteering and taking advantage
of the restoration of the dollar a day
cut froni the miners' wages last wini
tor; Ihat the larger stores il the
down town district have raised their
prices in Imost illnsta nces, while the
smaller stores in the residence dis
tricts did not until forced and that
the wholesalers and jobbers are pri
marily responsible for the arbitrary
and unnecessary increase in the cost
of living are some of the features of
the present situation in Butte which
have come to light through careful
investigation.
T'he further fact that prices
charged for fruit in Hutte are great
ly exorbitant when conmparedt with
the prices paid by the commission
maenl to the producers; that, through
unfair dealings and crooked tactics
visits of a license collector, or per
mnitted, to pay into the city treasury
sums aggregating thousands of dol
lars----suns which, according to at
torneys, they are eligible to recover
from the city treasury through action
iln tlhe courts.
Says Tatw inoperative.
According to Deputy City Attorney
Juttner, who was asked about the
status of the city's merchandise li
cense ordinance tills morning, the
provisions of that ordinance are in
operative, the state supreme court
having long ago decided that all such
ordinanices or state laws are uncon
stitutional. the basis of the decision
being an appeal by a Missoula
merchatll to the suipreme court in a.
case similar to those of the Butte
mnerch.ants.
Inquiry developed the fact' that
while such institutions as "ut'ey's
and Symnons and Connell's, ,ecausc
of their knowledge of the -.¢(aision
hale not and are' not payig tlhe city
the supposedly required license fees,
the smaller storekeepers, in ignor
ance of the decision and kept in the
belief that the ordinance is still op
erati.ve, have been required to pay
their quarterly licenses.
('ity "Needs the Money,"
The excuse of officials of this and
previous city administrations for
accepting illegally and unconstitu
tionally quarterly license fees from
(Continued on Page Six.)
of some of the local wholesalers and
hectoring by the city authorities,
many farmers who forlmerly brought
produce to town to sell fr9ln house to
house have quit and take their prod
ucts elsewhere rather than put up
with conditions said to be fostered by
local merchants and commission
men. also have come to light.
As one instance of the tactics
through which some of the bigger
local merchants reap unfair profits
on their food sales through tactics
that approach extortion is cited the
case of a Whitehall farmer; who
shipped a quantity of apples within
the last two weeks to a local mer
chant who operates a chain of stores.
The farmer was called up by the
n.rechant, who stated the apples
were of poor quality and refused to
accept them until the initial price
agreed on had been cut a third.
A few days later the farmer in
question came to Butte, visited three
of the merchant's stores and bought
a sack of his Own apples at each, be
ing told in each instance by the
clerk that the fruit was "Whitehall
apples of the finest grade," and was
charged the highest price.
Eggs advanced in the larger stores
at the rate of 5 cents a dozen, while
butter took a similar jump. In the
smaller stores, where quantities of
such products were on hand the
prices remained stationary, but will
be advanced when the new prices of
the wholesalers are shown the small
stocks.
In explanation of the raise in the
price of butter the Henpingsen com
pany announced publicly the raise
was caused by quotations on the
Continued on Page Threei
PEARSE-CONNOLLY C UB
MEMBERS TAKE
NOTICE
The Pearse-Connolly club will
meet at their hall, 318 Nord; Wy.
muilng street, at 8 o'clock, Friday
morning, sharp, for the purpose of
escorting President De Valert of the
Irish republic up town. Al* meot
bers of the band take notice and ore
port to Con Bonuoe, treastirer, and
all members please bring tlhei
sashes.
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