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Issued Every Evening, Exeept Sunday, by THE BULLETIN PUBLISHING CO. Natered as Second-CIAss Matter, December 18, 1917, at the Postoffice at Butte, Montana Under Act of March 3, 1879. PHONES: Business Office, 52; Editorial Rooms, 292 BUSINESS OFFITE AND EDITORIAL ROOMS, 101 SOUTH IDAHO STREET SUBSCRIPTION RATES: One Month .................... 75 Six Months ................... 8.75 Three Months ................. $2.00 By thie Year ................... 7.01 The Daily Bulletin is on sale every day at the follorling places in Butte. Jacques Drug Co., Harrison and Cobban Depot Drug Store, 823 East Front St. George A. Ames, Jr., 316 1-2 N. Main St. P O. News Stand, West Park St. International News Stand. S. Arizona St. Palace of Sweets, Mercury and Main Sta. Harkins' Grocery, 1028 Talbot Ave. Everybody's News Stand, 215 S. Montana Helena Confectionery, 735 East Park St. WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 1919. Wý I`II l\ L' aL1 J UL L U I Tonight Will Tell the Tale Tonight will determine whether the people of Butte for whom the Bulletin has fought are to still have this paper behind them; tonight will tell the tale of whether the Bulletin, the newspaper that has stood solidly against the powers of corrup tion in Butte, Silver Bow county, the state of Mon tana and throughout the nation, as well, will con tinue to fight the people's battles, or whether the people hereafter will be compelled to stand alone. Something over a week ago the Bulletin took you all into its confidence; it stated frankly and concisely the fact that unless sufficient funds were forthcom ing with which to purchase a shipment of print pa per, the Bulletin, perforce, would have to suspend publication for lack of paper. Sometime this evening the car load of print paper so badly needed is ex pected to arrive in Butte and, unless by tomorrow morning sufficient funds shall have been subscribed to pay the C. O. D., the paper will have to go back to the mills and the Bulletin will forfeit its first pay ment of $1,000 required to be paid before shipment was made. Unless that shipment of paper is paid for and re ceived, the Bulletin will be able to publish about four more issues of four pages each and then-die. You are all familiar with the history of the Bulle tin. With the fact that it was conceived in the ranks of union labor and launched to fight the battles of union labor as well as the common people generally. You are aware that from the beginning the people's fight has been the Bulletin's fight. You are aware that every force at command of the corrupt interests of the state, industrial and financial, as well as politi cal, has been used to suppress the Bulletin, but through your support we have, until the present, been able to weather any storm. But, now, the Bulletin stands literally with its back to the wall! Unless you loyal working men and women, whose mouthpiece this paper is, strain your every effort to give us additional funds, and at once, we must cease publication. And, even though we must go under, you can rest assured that we go down with our colors still flying and fighting to the last ditch. And though we must die, we can succumb secure in the knowledge that we have put up a good fight for you. Surely the ac complishments of the Bulletin in its brief history stand as a golden page in the history of decency and fairness in politics and decency and fairness in in dustrial relations. You will recall that when the corrupt forces of the state, through the medium of the state council of defense, a council organized presumably for pa triotic purposes, but in reality functioning for the purpose, under the guise of patriotism, to crush the workers, sought to suppress the Bulletin as a daily, the Bulletin staff stood by its guns, even to the extent of suffering arrest and being branded with the stigma of "sedition." You will recall that two members of the Bulletin staff have stood kangaroo trials before a prejudiced court and faced the possi bility of long terms behind prison walls in order that your interests - the common people's - might be protected. proLec1ea. Every reader of the Bulletin will recall the fight waged by this paper against the crooked and corrupt political ring in Silver Bow county and Butte, which really dictates the political situation throughout Montana, and has ramifications which extend to many other states in the union, and even to the sa cred precincts of our halls of congress in Washing ton. You will recall how the valiant and uphill fight waged last spring by the Bulletin with the help of the decent people of Butte, succeeded in overthrowing the corrupt ring of politicians in Butte and resulted in the will of the voters becoming finally triumphant for the first time in the city's history at a city elec tion. Readers of the Bulletin, too, will recall that it was the Bulletin which started its fight against the grasping profiteers of Butte and Montana-started its fight when it was called "sedition" to mention the term "profiteer" in the same breath with that of our "respected" mercantile overlords. The Bulletin readers will recall that it was directly because of the fight waged against the profiteers by the Bulletin that the question was made an issue at the regular session of the legislature last winter and, that, as the result of the Bulletin's continued fight against the profiteers the question aroused such interest in Butte that one of the copper papers here recently was f6rced to take up the cudgels and declare against profiteering, as a means of propaganda by the min ing companies, in an effort to satisfy its workers. The incidents in the Bulletin's successful fight against Edward Morrissey, brutal chief of city detec tives and trusty tool of the Anaconda Copper Mining company, are too well known to need extended re view. Let it suffice to say that it was the Bulletin which consistently and relentlessly gave publicity to Morrissey's brutality; which published the first facts in connection with the suspicious circum f stances surrounding the death of Morrissey's second wife; which caused an inquest into the causes of her death, which resulted in the coroner's jury refus ing to clear Morrissey, and leaving the question of possible prosecution up to the county attorney; which caused charges to be filed against Morrissey before the police trial board, which charges were sustained and Morrissey summarily discharged from the office of chief detectives, in disgrace. Bulletin readers, too, will recall that it was the Bulletin's campaign against grafting from prosti tutes and gamblers which caused a shakeup in the plainclothes force of the city police department, and caused the entire force to be put: "back in harness." It was the Bulletin's campaign for honesty in the police force which has caused Mayor Stodden to openly declare himself for the elimination from the police department of all dishonest policemen. All readers of the Bulletin are familiar with the above mentioned campaigns waged by this paper to make Butte and the state of Montana decent places in which to live. The readers, too, are familiar with the other campaigns waged by this paper and, to this paper's credit, be it said, each and every campaign was waged in behalf of the common people-to pre vent their exploitation by the interests. And, now, unless additional financial help is ex tended us, we must admit that the forces of corrup tion are more powerful than the common people their victims. And the Bulletin staff does not want to quit its fight, so auspiciously begun. It will be ex ceedingly galling to have to lay down our arms in the moment of victory for the lack of ammunition. As one local worker, who has been in the thick of the fight in Montana and the northwest for years, has so tersely stated: "If the Bulletin is allowed to die, the cause of the workers of tho northwest will be set back 10 years." From all over the country, the far east as well as the far west; the north as well as the south; from tiny hamlets and unheard of mining and lumber camps, as well as the larger towns and great cities, have come contributions to the Bulletin in the last week. But these contributions, showing as they do that the Bulletin's cause is just, are pitiably small in their amounts-an indication that the workers of the country today are securing insufficient wages on which to live; an additional reason that the Bulletin's good fight should be continued on an even greater scale than before. And, now, despite the great number of these small contributions, the aggregate total still is insufficient to insure continued publication of the Bulletin. We must have at least $2,904.48 more not later than tomorrow noon if the shipment of paper absolutely necessary for continued publication is to be removed from the railroad depot to the Bulletin. Otherwise, as stated previously, the Bulletin may be able to con tinue publication of a four-page paper for about four days more and then die. Readers, it's up to you! rabVu..,I 09 . a Up W U. PRESIDENT PRESENIS (Continued From Page One.) the jurisdiction of the league of na- I tions. Upon application one party s to the treaty or league council may. by a majority vole, decide a special I arrangement is no longer needed. WVilson explained lthe situation of Prance seemed to reqluire a special temporary pact, under which the United States and Crent Britain volunteeredl and anticipate action of the league of nations, by going im imediately to the aid of France, should Germatny strike. He made it plain that as soon as the league council should decide, the league itself is sufficient guarantee of France's safety and the special treaty would no longer reiomai in force. 1e explttained how the league was empoweretl only to advise mili-I tary action by members and how that might involve delay which, in the event of surprise attack by Gc rmany, might prove fatal. The president pointed out that the United States owes France a special debt of gratitude which it can never fully repay. but this treaty he urged will be an expression in the fullest sense of America's gratitude for French held in winning America's independence. It was this, he said, as mluch as anything else, which imov\ed him to sign the treaty. Wil son urged an early ratificatinn of the special treaty as well as the peace treat i y. The treaty will become effective onily after a similar treaty with Great lBritain has been ratified, it is Iprovided. 'TI' lBritish house of com mions has already ratified th, treaty. In his message submitting the special treaty to the senate, Wilson said America was bound in its debt! to ratify the treaty. The president emphasized that there is nIo dtoulbt, expressed or1 iam plied in France's utrgent requtesL for the special treaty, of the ulftinate efficiency of the league, bitt, he added, ".years immediately ahead of us contain many incalculable possi bilities. \\ilson's decision to submit the sped ci French treaty of defense to the senate. may have forestalled a revolt of the republican senators. which might have delayed the rati fication of the Versailles treaty. \Vhile the president. in his room at the capitol, was informing demo cratic senators he would submit the document touay. Senators Lodgs and Brandegee conferred on plans to have the foreign relations committee stop work on the peace treaty until the French agreement was presented. The commnittee finished thie treaty and then took up the Columbian treaty, expecting to order a favorable replort. The treaty pIrovidert pay ment of $25,000,000 for land takenl for tile Patnama canal. but the alology it once containted has been eliminated with Columbia's consent. (Special United Press Wire.) \ ~.l..lllingto, Jiuy 3o. -- Prepara tion of the anti-trust action against the big meat packers is being con sidered by the department of jus tice, it is learned. ANTI-BOLSHEVIKI (Continued From Page One.) -has gathered to itself great acces y sions of strength, until the British troops that oppose it are conceded to .1 he in a most precarious position. IBritish Officers Shot. The tragic story of the revolt of Dyer's battalion has just come to be known in England. ThiB ~evolt took n place on the night of July 7 and the early morning of July 8. Dyer's battalion was composed of former bolsheviks who professed to have been converted from bolshe s vism. They had been takein prison o ers, and when the British army was l in sore need of men it got the notion t1 of convertilng these men and making ant ti-bolshevik soldiers out of them. e They were formed into a battalion, i- they were clothed in khaki, they it were given regimental colors, and e they were given the best officers that , General Ironside had at his com nianld. o And then, after long marching and S1 getting ready to go into battle, the t' men s'hot their officers and went d i back to to e bolshevik forces. st Meanwhile, the strong army of r Denikine, operating over a front of 's 1,200 miles, is seriously menaced by di revolts in the rear. The bolshevik h I Tenth army was reported to have il- been forced from Astrakhan, but in e the mountainus they won over th1e o Daghestain mountaineers, who are now operating with them. re ihenikine Rear Menaced. th The result of this movement in the isI Deniktine rear in the region of the I- Caspian sea has been the enforced Y. retirement of the Cossack chief over lie a wide front. o11 DIiscipline of the British soldiers is bt seriously menaced. It is known that the famous British army spirit no at longer exists there. Men walk by in- their officers without saluting. Non or co(nuiissioned officers walk by their te generals with their hands in their he pockets, an almost unbelievable fa of miliarity si-! Soldiers obey orders-sometimnes --but the authorities are afraid to t1(' issue too imainy orders for fear that toI otedience to them might be a bit too a sketchy. Long ago the policy was i iadoptedi of sending only vounteers to ti- Russia. PROTECTION IS NEEDED he ncad (Continued'From Page One.) toi tee Japan is buying claims from dis tel couraged Americans in Mexico. who ttil do not hope for any protection. As ed. soon as this government vigorously atyi tlaks all interest in the matter, antiAmericans in Mexico will be given hble renewed encouragement and the tay-! nited States will be able to make ceni il up deficits in its oil supply. This Ihe is a matter of so much importance SenI that there should be no delay. 'nt. TO I'UII('HASE PHONOGRAPH. Itoy Clarke, school trustee of dis trict No. 11, from Grace, Silver Bow ra- t couinty. has journeyed all the way to nst Butte for the purpose of purchasing on- ;iun Itlisonu phonograph for his school, us- whicth is presided over by Mrs. Eliza beth Crarv Shower. F1 - Conflicting Thoughts lB / , " 7/ N " .' . ., . ,< P IE C E O F 7 '' .,;'/ /APPLE PLE ,7' ,/.~~·/ ::,/;',, .... . . ,ý ."... , /,/- , ", i, ';',,ii,.; ,'v. i.,."/Ir//il,' ' ,.. . r ý l// r,, ,,, ;'/, r/ .i/ , i', ii,. !1 , / ''" "-$ 1 "'/."v, , ,'; , i/,/ ;,,,. / , // r 1 / "Cop ,.f/l,,, . ., , " .... gh, D, Li I flN CyE A ·:::i' L i I./I·~~'./ • IC g · ·. ~~ ~ ,: ....··:' ·~·:. 1 .:v... l li(,, ,p AlP' piht)I Koltchak's Pogroms in Siberia A correspondent in Vladivostok has communicated the following ac count of the white terror under Kolt chak's government: Some time ago (he writes) an all Siberian Jewish conference at Irkutsk 1 protested formally against a. series of I articles in the official paper, "The Russian Warrior," issued by the I Omsk general staff, on the grounds that they incited to pogroms. The article specially objected to was one headed "The Hour of Vengeance ( Draws Nigh." Russian officers here I whom I have heard speak make no i secret of the fact that they want re venge for what they have suffered, after'they have overthrown the bol- I sheviks. The Omsk government is, as you know, sending out quantities of priests to the front to preach a crusade (this although General Knox admits he has hitherto failed to find a man fit to head the holy war, all the priests he met being either timid reactionaries or narrowly and ex clusively concerned with the interests of the church). I have heard some of the prominent military leaders of the Omsk government-General Ro manovski, head of the "special mis sion" in Vladivostok; General Ivanov Riiiov, military commander-in-chief of the maritime province; and Gen eral Sakharov, former head of the school on Russian Island, now rais ing divisions up country, to be ex act--discussing the question of prop aganda. Koltchak's Aims. They said the church was the one spiritual engine with which to fire the anti-bolshevik army. What this means is indicated by a Russian of ficer's opinion, quoted as the sum ming up of the official report on bolshevik atrocities at Ufa, "Bolshev ism is created and sustained by the Jews, with a view to destroying re ligion, civilization, and the nation." The meaning is made clear beyond pearadventure by a monstrous pamph let I have seen, one of the series of, pamphlets, leaflets, and newspaper articles used as propaganda at the front and among the peasantry. The essence of the pamphlet iq the same as the sentence just quoted, but it goes on to say that the church should be encouraged to preach this doctrine among the peasantry and in the army, and propagate it among the reds, in order to concentrate the o -------------- nit Western Fact Fillers. 1 o -ol To favor home industries, the Boise Chamber of Commerce urges Idaho citizens to use Idaho-made goods even if they cost more money. Masons of Portland plan to or ganize a Masonic country club with a capital stock of $75,000. They expect to build a clubhouse costing $45.000. Enor.lous numbers of blacktail rabbits are disposing of the hay crop on the high desert near Bend, Ore. Thousands of the rabbits can be seen from the road in an afternoon's drive. t * . * I* Mayor Baker of Portland has been asked by Prof. Knowlton of Reed college to determine whether recent increases in the cost of living are just. Mrs. Thelma Doan, Seattle, was s the first woman to be convicted in the D United States district court on a t moonshining charge. She drew six o months and a $500 fine. So O Morsels From A ) Sage's Scrap Book I o 1 Who 'made the first American flag? The flag of the United States, o known as the ."Stars and Stripes," ,s was formally adopted by resolution y of congress, passed June 14, 1777. A r, committee of congress calling on a n Mrs. Ross, who lived at No. 239 Arch e street, Philadelphia, asked her if she :e could make a flag according to a plan is they would produce. Consenting, the e design for a flag of thirteen red and white stripes, alternate, with a union, blue in the field, spangled with 13 six-pointed stars, was sent to s- her. She suggested that the stars w should be made with five points, to :o which the committee agreed; with g the aid of the young women of her I, shop she completed the flag so that a- it was ready for the approval of con greoss the next day. energy of the "Russian people" on destroying their real enemy. the Jews,. This, of course, is a revival on a huge scale of the favorite tactice of the old regime-when the people turn against the authorities, distract their attention to killing Jews, and when they are tired of it you Will (a) have got rid of a lot of Jews; (b) bh in control of the situation once more. But description of the contents gives no idea of the spirit of the document's mystic fanaticism, a breath of the middle ages, like a maddened Jesuit preaching a cru sade, or a Dervise denouncing the infidel. An official order of Omsk government puts all Jews into thd infantry, and forbids any Jew to hold a commission. "God Help the Jews." I have just found out that the Omsk propaganda department - which is going to extend its activ ities to the far east shortly-is run by the holy synod at Omsk----or rath er by the highest church authorities they have in Siberia, a sort of tem porary acting holy synod---in con junction with the publicity bureau of the general staff. You know the Jews were not allowed in Moscow before the revolution. Sllce 'then they have been going there, and lately in the papers J read that the Jewish population at Moscow has increased greatly since the bol shevik regime. The present ciy pf the army is "On to Holy Moscow." RAILROADER COMES TO FRONT FOR BULLETIN . mIhI i.. i i V IEditor Bulletin: I want to say to Ii you Milwaukee employes that the v t Butte Bulletin is facing a crisis--a n I crisis that we can and must help it e through. The Bulletin is the only tl newspaper in Butte and one of the u few in Montana that is worthy of the ti name of nlewspaper. I have listened e to Dunn, Smith, Daly, Fisher, Gildea, e -'and Mrs. Kennedy speak time after ii x time. I have looked hard and long v during the last year to find any ulte- I e rior motive they might have for t boosting and working for the Bulle tin and I have found not the slightest t shadow of a motive except a whole- t Shearted, honest, clean fight for la- c bor, square government and honesty I in every issue. I know the Bulletin has had to fight every obstacle that corrupt plunderbund of Montana and their tools could possibly put in its way h and it has come through with fly v ing colors so far, but the plunderbund g has it by the throat now and are making a powerful effort to strangle ' it. ii There has been a revolution in and I around Butte during the last six . months and the Bulletin has caused u it. The Bulletin has exposed to pop 5 ular knowledge everything corrupt in Butte and Montana from the graft of a crooked policeman on the street n girls to murder; from the grasping d money-mad profiteer who goes un It der the name of merchant to the one *e sided courts at the capital, and for this exposure of their lowly methods the outlaw plunderbund say the Bul is letin must go. But I say to you Mil le waukee men that if we let the Bulle Si tin die for the want of $3,000 it will LX be the blackest crime labor has ever been guilty of in the northwest. The Bulletin staff is fighting the 0 battles of labor and honest men and women, and they are fighting them under difficulties. There is not the slightest doubt in o the minds of thinking men and wom n en but that the Bulletin could have sold out in days past or could sell , out today at almost their own price to the corrupt plunderbund gang >n who would be only too glad to shut A off the clarion voice of the Bulletin in a its. truth-telling campaign. sh I have read in the last year the 2e most aristocratic journals and pub in lications issued in the United States, le and comparing the Bulletin to them id it ranks second to no publication in it, the U. S. A. in its classical and in th tellectual features. The Bulletin edi to torial management's choosing of rs words, phrases and subjects places to the Bulletin in the front rank of able th publications. er The Bulletin dropped a nettle down at the shirts of the editors of the copper n- papers by its publishing the things the, copper editors don't wamit pub All I say is---God help the wretched Jews when the army does get there, to its holy city, fired by this mad propaganda. The sack of Peking won't be in it. There will be lakes of blood, and sickening carnage and butchery. Rcstorling Order. I enclose a full translation of the order issued by Lieutenant General Itozanov, supreme controller of peace and order in the Yenisei ans Irkutsk governments. This order introduces a new system of restoring order. which, as the supreme controller re marks, is not in accord with general moral principles, or with the meas ures employed in wat', hit to which he is forced by necessity. The system consists in treating political prisoners as hostages, and shooting them in hatches of from 3 to 20, according to the gravity of the disturbances in the districts from which they come. The people whom all this is directed against are the peasants around Krasnoyarsk. Practically every village for a 100 miles around this town is in revolt, i the railway has to be guarded by Czech troops and patrolled by ar mored trains, and the Siberian troops are not reliable against the in surgents, for they often join them. i Consequently cossacks are used. Not long ago hKoltchak issued an order condemning mass-whippings (of men, women and children) employed by certain officers restoring order, 1 on the ground that "excessive zeal v injures the cause." Altogether some - 10,000 troops are fighting on this f "internal front"--pease and order in Siberia. -lished (or rather, their masters don't want published); as the Bulletin's nettle.woyks further down the copper editors' shirts with every issue of the Bulletin with its. real news and uncovering of graft, said copper edi tors are screwing around on their editors' chairs and getting in a more embarrassing position every day, and it is very plain that their interests would do most anything to have tlhe Bulletin reach down their editorial backs and remove the nettle. But you single Milwaukee men who t think nothing of a pay-day visit to town and throwing from $75 to $200 over an illegitimate bar and to the painted women, come to your senses! Send a good big money order to the Bulletin to help it fight the battle t of labor and honest people. If the Bulletin staff can sell out to the cor y rupt opposition for enough to place the whole staff on easy street and they remain true to their issue and they have steel enough in their char acters to face the penitentiary for it; if they can through their able newspaper efficiency hold a position of high salary on nearly any "legiti x mate" plunderbund paper where they would be free from arrest, fines and the penitentiary itself-when they can face this temptation and still fight with the earnestness and grim ness with which they are, for labor, decency and honesty, then the least we can do is to ram $50 bills down the throats of the plunderbund at r Helena who seek to destroy the Bul 8 letin by adjudging outrageous fines on its staff,; until- this outfit throws up its hands and shouts that they - can't destroy the papers of the choice 1 of the honest and decent class of a' people, by the money extracting process. Let's make the Bulletin able to d keep the nettles in the shirts of the i copper press editors where said net tles are doing so much good, and also n slip some nettles down uhe necks of 1- shirts covering some more corkscrew ,e -spines ground the Butte and Helena 11 districts. e I am not paid for. writing this. I g do not know a member of the Bul it letin staff, personally, but I- am tell ing you as an employe among you that it is your duty to "come thru" financially to help ourselves as much as the Bulletin staff. I am simply an electrician working every day, and have given as mulch as I can to l t.he Bulletin and expect to give more in Iter. aFRANK JORDAN, C., M. & St. P., Deer Lodge. 3s Notice to Copper Press: I am half le bolsheviki. I am not an I. W. W. oropagandist; not a member of the 'n Red Five; am not a blood-thirsty. un Ir desirable alien, and am not aiming ?s to overthrow the United States gov b- ernment with the above article. F. J.