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TWHOIEINU TI Y·~* ~ 7f4IAJ4 FOU~tr PAGES~ Business Office ...... ..o ld i n2 u VditorL.,--oom.. _ _ __. iAIM4A_, _ 41 9lFlJ f. 1 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ IWTi: OTNA \~~IUI?2 __PUC IE'Nso STIRIE OF RAILWAY EMPLOYES SPERH 5 Workers in Industrial Districts Idle as Result of Shopmen's Walkout GOVERNMENT MAY TAKE OVER FLOUR SUPPLY OF NATION WOULP SELL TO THE PEOPLE AT A LOSS (Special United Press Wire.) \W.shitiglonAl l. Aug..--(Chaper Ireald ay Ihe one o. lhe re sutlls .' the present go)vernmental el'ft.ols I redine the high cost iof li\vin.g. \\hethl er a 5-cent Inl' will hIe p.ine )ll I the Inarket is a qiestiin ln which the ofticials are at ai'riani e, tilt agree Ihal it' the go\vernmllentt allows wheat In sell at lie market price illnste(al it' $2.2(i garanlee, a conisideri'.le drop in ithe p'rie o1' bread wouzld cresult. The price o.f wheat is one o1' the things. being elnsidere(l iby the coumnillee o cabinet and idt other high of)tfticials. who are itnkliii the lhiving cost pihlrnlem. 'iThe proposl.l is for the '"nov ernment to take over the flour sup ply of the country at a normal profit to the millers and sell it to the pub lic at a loss. Officials stated that with wheat remaining at $2.36 per bushel, flour can be bought by the government at $8 per barrel after making allowance for all by-products antd a fair profit to the millers. The government would in turn sell it to the public for $6, absorbing a loss of $2 per barrel. Total of the domestic needs for a year dis about 250,000,000 barrels, which would require an expenditure of just half of the guarantee fund of the billion which congress 1,ro vided. Thus, the farmer would get the guaranteed price for his wheat, the people would be assured cheaper food and the half billion dollars spent would be used in reducing prices instead of merely keeping up the price of wheat to the farmer. Netwt-ly all food prices are affected by wheat and officials believe that lower bread prices will bring down many other articles. WILL DRIVE AMERICANS AND JAPS FROM SIBERIA (Special United Press Wire.) (Copyright.) Paris, Aug. 4.-Nickola Lenine, prime minister of the bolsheviki government in Moscow, in the first bona fide interview ever granted, said first bolsheviki political aim is to drive the Americans and Japanese from Siberia. Revolution and not mere reform, is the bolshevik pro gram. Bolsheviks to organize the world's workers, Americans in (:luded, into single fraternal unions. Hle said the bolsheviks will crush all resistance, using terror if nec essary. HIlGH STREET CAR FARES. FOR CHICAGO (Special United Press Wire.) Chicago, 'Aug. 4.-Seven and eight cent fares will begin tomorrow on the surface and elevated lines here, is the opinion of the authorities and officials of the state public ultilities commission. The higher fares are declared to be necessary in order to pay the in creased wages ag-'eed to in settle ment of the four-day traction strike. Five cents is now charged on surface lines and six cents on elevated. KOLCHAK FORCES DESERT TO REDS (Special United Press Wire.) Moscow, Aug. 4.-Allied troops have captured Onega. on the Arch angel front, according to official Bolshevik communiques. Bolshe vists claim that half of Admiral Kol chak's forces in the region of Perm, near the Siberian forest, have sur rendered to the reds. AMERICAN STEAMER FLIES SINN FEIN FLAB (Special United Press Wire.) Queenstown, Aug. 4.-Flying the Sinn Fein flag below the Stars ant Stripes, the American steamer Ash bourne, put into port for repairs Sinn Feiners cheered as the Britial admiralty tugs towed the Ashpourn to the docks, . ORGANIZEDI LABOR'S PLAN For Complete Government: Ownership Would Lower Rates and Reduce Cost of Living in General. (Special United Press Wire.) Washington, Aug. 4.-Organized labor's plan for peace time operation of the railroads-complete govern ment ownership--was introduced in congress with the promise that its adoption will bring lower rates and reduce the cost of living in general. The plan was submitted in a bill which Representative Sims intro duced, and has the approval of the railroad brotherhoods and the Amer ican Federation of Labor. Return of the railroads with guar antees of interest to the stockhold ers, is recommended in a letter be lore the interstate commerce com mittee, from President Smith of the New York Central, formerly region al director of the railroad adminis tration. "Fixed responsibility seemed to be impossible under gov Seorniment management," Smith wrote, (Continued on Page Four' Millions of Children Are Slowly Starving WVashington. Aug. 4.-M-illions of children of workers in the United States are slowly starving because their parents are unable to buy suf ficient food on their present incomes as contracted with the exorbitant costs of living, according to a state sment issued by the children's bureau of the federal department of labor. The statement declares that the THREE DAYS TO RASE $1,496.45 While Interest Lags, BULLETIN'S $5,000 Drive Will Go "OVER THE TOP!" Previously Collected .. $3,187.72 Saturday-Sunday, in Butte . . . . . . 83.00 Saturday-Sunday, Outside Butte . . . . . 74.00 Collections at Last Night's Meeting . . . . 168.83 Total $3,513.55 Balance to Be Raised . . . . . . $1,496.45 is the time to exchange your fifty-dollar Liberty RIGHT NO W Bonds for fifty dollars worth of stock in the Butte Daily Bulletin. The fight for liberty, democracy, and all those beautiful things the statesmen. have been mouthing about, has not been won "over here," and if you are interested in aiding in the fight, an investment in the FREE PRESS is the most effective assistance you can render. GERMAN REPUB LIC UNFURLS NEW FLAG Assembly Adopts New Con stitution, Which Provides for Real Democracy. The Women Granted Ballot. (Special United Press Wire.) Berlin, Aug. 4.--The black, red and gold flag of the new German re public, floated for the first time over the assembly at Weimar. on the fifth anniversary of Germany's dec laration of war. The constitution of the new regime, which was adoptL ed yesterday, provides a basis of gen nine democracy, with men and wom on voting alike. WVorkers and em ployers' councils are a featurc. Theodore Wolff. writing in the Tageblatl on occassion of the war an niversary, declared that the Germans are no "longer a natiion of subjects, but free democrats." He said: ''The nation needs development, but this cannot be obtained by mere expres sion of attractive phrases. We must pass industriously through the dif ficulties in the period from the war. Germany will not remain in depths forever. but she mast never return to the events like those of August 1914." THE WEATHER Fair. investigations have shown that be tween 3,000,000 and 6,000,000 chil dren being underfed because of insufficient incomes of their par ents. "These children," says the re port, "are those who are often said by their parents and teachers to be 'delicate.' 'ailing,' 'lazy' or 'ornery.' although the real affliction is rael-I nutrition." PROBLEMS MUST BE MET Senator Cummins Declares Equitable Relation Must Be Established Between Cost of Living and Wages. (Special U'niled Press Wire.) \Vashington, Aug. 4---. Unless the problems of the workers are gener ally jmet. the country is goite to sltash." Senator Cummins declared. "\Ve I ust give assurances to the worklers." -Fe said "that an epquit able rel.tion should be established between the cost of living and wages an l we must do that int.imiedial.y. (Continued on Page Four) ECRAFTSMEN ARE CONFERRING WITH CON KELLEY The executive board of the state netal- trades are holding ;I conrlfer ence this afternoon with President C. F. Kelley of the Anaconda C oppler tcompany. The questions to ie ad justetl are the points which the met al trades failed to approve in the re Scelt 1proptosal of settlement offl'eted Sby the c:oulpany----chief among themir i being wages and the principle of tli's closed shop. SThe metl( al trades renew their orig I inal demand of $8 per day for all journeytmen. and a closed shop. The supposedt raise of $1.00 for all - workers, would not bring the wages of many crafts up to $8.0)0. TROOPS CHARGE RIOTERS WITH BIYONETS Steamer Raided and Fdoid stuffs Are Removed and Scattered in Streets. Much Disorder. (Special United Press Wire.) Liverpool, Aug. 4.--Tl'roops re inlined on guard here during the night as a result of the disorders following the, policemen's strike. The troops frequently charged the riot ers with bayonets. Tanks and iua chine guns were used in quelling the mobs by the 2,000 troops eon patrol duty, but rioting atnd looting con tinued by the Irainway and omnibus einployes:. A destroyer was anchlored in port to aid in maintaining order. lMolre than a score of the rioters were injured when mobs broke down the dock gates and looted the am munintioln steamer I)orinquen o01 la con, halt. lard, rice, sugar and tin ned food. which they removed from the ship and scattered in the streets. Strikers did not participate in the looting and rioting. IESOIUTION AD)OPTED. (Special United Press Wire.) Washington. Aug. 4. ---The senate has adopted a resolution asking the state department what steps have been taken to prevent confiscation of American-owned property in M1exico. Desires Only Friendly Relations with Allies (iSpecial Uinited Press Wire.) Budapest, Aug. 4.---The new Hun garian government, which succeeded Bela lun's soviet regime, desires to establish friendly relations with the allies immediately, Julius Peidl, the new premier declared when he re e.ei\d the United Press correspond ent, who was granted the first news paper interview. COMPLETE TIE-UP OF RAILROADS PROBABLE (Special United Press Wire.) I:licagE. Aug. i. --Teu Ihouisaud steel workers at Gary, Ind., an( l',lther piiuls in the Chlicago industrial district are idle as a result It' lthe strike Ot' railway shopnme. It is predicted that every sleel ifurnce in iaory, J(liet and South Chicago will be closed wt i.i ii a week unless the strike is settled. The steel workers were fried to quit because equipment wns Ioli available al'te the shlpmen struck, there being only hourl bl.ast I'urnces going iii the steel cily. Two thousand five hIun, redt I shopclne cupl,,!yedi by severil roads, at a meeting this mi.orningl. renewed their Ilediec to remain out until the is PROFITEERS FLOCK TO HELENA Attempt Being Made by Wholesale Interests to Have Certain Parts 'of, Legislation Eliminated. ( ' ecial to the Bulletin.! Hel tia, Aug. 4.---.-The wholesale interests of the state are flocking to lielena in an effort to see that; the proposed anti-profiteering legis laition either falls in its entirety or1 else is as innocuous as the laws en acted last winter. The drafting of the proposed bill has been placed in the handts of a sub-comminttee comprising Rlonaldl 1-Higgins of Missoula, chairman of the! appropriation comnmittee;: lpresen-! lative Johnson of Deer Lodtge and Representative Wilcomb of Madison. The committee is holdling a series of collferences with wholesalers ;tld retailers ani'd others who are inter ested iin the proposed legisltlion. Norman B. -lolter of Hfelenat. head of the Normaitnl . Holter contnpany, said to control the trade ill farm (Continued on Page Three.) Peidl said the now cabinet regards ' itself as a temporary governmnent, bdt added that they intended to make certain policies effective immediate ly. He declared that negotiations had already been opened with Italy, I with the view of obtaining imnuedi ate cessation of hostilities. (Continued on Page Three.) sue was settled. More than 20,000U are striking throughout the country, i30,000 of which are in Chicago. Tieup Possible. A complete tieuip of the aiiroads of the country is very probable, in the opinion of M. L. Hawver, presi dent of the Chicago district of the Federated Railway Shopmen's union, which called a strike of shop crafts Friday. The maintenance of Waymen's un ion also is preparing to strike, it was said. With more than 250t000 shopmen on strike and the humber increasing, both President I-awver and Secretary John D. Saunders de clared railroad schedules and indus try would be seriously crippled with in a day or two. Already steel mills and other industrials at Gary. and other northern Indiana points arid in tChicago. have begun to feel the ef fects of the strike, according to un ion leaders, and when the strike is more complete, factories and mills will virtually be forced to close down for lack of ore, coal and other es sentials. Movement Spreading. "This movement is spreading like wildfire and we are not going to lay cdown until we get our delhands," said President Hawver. "It hae not (Continued on Page Three.) SAM GOMPEBS IELIERS ULTIMATUM IN .GERMANY Amsterdam, Aug. 4.--America must have a voice in the directi6n of the international labor. congress or the workers of the other powers "can play alone," Samuel Gorpers Sand Daniel Tobin. American .dele gates. declared before the congress in session here. The Americah ulti omatum was delivered durihg the course of a controversy over the sys tem of voting, Gompers wihning his point over the opposition. LARGE WAGE INCREASE WILL BE IIEMANOE Des Moines, Aug. 4.-The largest wage increase for which the Atetri can coal miners have ever asked, will be demanded at the interna tional meeting of the Udited Mine Workers at Cleveland on Sept. 9, President Lewis of district 13, de clared. Furthermore, there will :be a bitter industrial struggle t1iless the demands are granted, Le is added. FRIENDS OFi DiYLI Til SAVING ARE CONFIDENT Washington, Aug. 4.--.Friends. of daylight saving are confident that Wilson will again veto the repeal act, which has been, passed by both the senate and house. It would be come effective Oct. 26. MAY SELL SURPLUS SUWPY OF CLOThING Washington, Aug. 4.--~ecretary of War Baker announcqd thllt if. .e.t plans materialise the arnm's .p. clothing, intluding 1$1?100M0, wotth of underclathing anp4d #,OG worth of binlkQts, ,wil"b' m. kCt in the pamep.,way f P is being sold. Thea taf..be f value of more than`h 48OO9,.,000'"