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"SAPPLIED AND CONVEITED" BY "JOHN D. RYAN AND OTHEi TELEPHONES El EIGHT PAGE Business Office .......... 52 Today's Press un Editorial Rooms ......292 U 1I o12,95 \1('I1. -..--N (t. 9. I 1'TI:,B'L, MONTANA, FRI1):AY.. 9. i 119. 5PRICE FIVE CENTS STRIKEBREAKERS PARADE BAREFOOTE MILD TREATMENT GIVEN TO LOWEST FORM OF HUMANS BY SALT LAKE AND OGDEN PEOPLE (Special to The Bulletin.) Sall Lake (,ilv. .A\ug. 2i.---A coach load of strikebrankers h),n11 fr Los Ai\ngules In take tha e I aces of the sltriking railway e('lu lo)Ves in so. lherl Callitforliia, urriving here 1-rlon the cast yesleridaly loriniig 'was. held uill b"a ttll, action of the illspecton'rs, \\il.chln1 n anal engi i eers r0fil i ing tof pelrf' rmii their restpective\ dilijes illn hiandling the coach. The car ,ilands on the track at thlie point where it was pulled in ltol the lcast and cothe str ike r.eakers are mlarooned hiere wit llno trolpects of getting n lt ot tl' city il the nearl fuiture ule.,s they artiie takelnl to their destination in aut iiiotobiles. Car inspectors hero have refused to inspect cars loaded with scabs, the switchmen refuse to switch cars containing the strikebreakers and the engineers refuse to pull cars con taiining the men bound for Los An geles. SCA('A.S WEIA'OMED) AT OGDEN. (Special United Press Wire.) Ogden, Aug. 29.----Forty-three strikebreakers bound for Los Angeles were taken from a' Southern Pacific Stiin -hr'e when it %topped east of the city late at night, and after be ing paraded through the city bare footed, were taken to the southern limits of t he town and hurried on their way to Salt Lake City. Upon the arrival of the train car rying the scubs reached the yards, a group of railroaders cut the special car colntaining the strikebreakers rount ihe train. About i0 of the strikebreakers were rounded up. and while a man hunt was staged in pur suit of the escaped 13, the 30 were herded to Twenty-fifth and Wallace streets from where they were marched ilhrough the city. Crowds of persons awakened from their slumbers either rushed into the street and joined the jeering throngs along the sidewalks or else leaned fromn their windows and joined in the general shouts of "Scab! Scab! ('on'iderable difficulty was experi enced by the railroaders in herding their strike-breaking charges through the streets. Every onuce in a while, one of the scabs would break out of ranks and make a dash for a hiding place. All, however, were recap Iured and herded back into line. No violence was offered the strikebreak ers, but. from the reception iccord od them they apparently realized that the "welcome" had been rubbed from Ogden's doormat so far as they were concerned. THE WEATHER. Fair and cooler. Ultimatum is Sent to Striking Railroad Men Cleveland ,Aug. 29.--The striking railtroad workers on the Pacific coast have been ordered to return to work by Saturday morning by the four brotherhood chiefs here. The order states that unless the organized workers return to work by Saturday morning, officials of the four broth erhoods will assist the railroad ad ministration in operating the federal controlled railroads which are af fected by the strike. HINES SEIUVES NOTICE. Washington, Aug. 29.--Director Ceneral Hines served notice on "pub lic officers. railroad officers and employes and citizens generally in California, Arizona and Nevada.' that the railroad administration would undertake to restore full rail road service in those states on and after 7 o'clock next Saturday morn ing. and that all striking employes who do' not return to work by that time will find their places filled. Anyone who interferes with or im pedes use of railroad property, Mr. Hines said, would be dealt with for having committed an offense against the United States. - This action, coming after the an nouncement by the four brotherhood chiefs that the brotherhoods would assist the railroad administration in operating the lines if the illegal strike was not terminated, is the most drastic ever taken by the gov ernment in a labor controversy. Mr. Hinse in addition sent tele grams to the governors of California, Arizona and Nevada, and to the CONSUMERS WILL MEET TONIGHT Profiteering Merchants Now Cutting Prices in Ef fort to Keep Buyers Away From City Market. At the first mleeting of the Con sunters' league a couple of weeks ago the city market was endorsed, and 1 the league members uinanimously de e clared tan intention to patronize the s market to the exclusion of the stores, when 1 he latter by concerted action would cut prices. in order to detract trade fromu the market and annihi late the institution. I The present situation, it is said, justifies the action which the league took that night, and shows the clear ness of their foresight in anticipating I the attempt of the merchants to cut o prices in the stores in order to dis credit the market. The prices onil - fruit and vegetables, eggs, butter t cheese, meats and most of the com m Inodities which the vendors at the e city market handle, have been mate rially lowered in the stores all over town. In some instances the cut Ihan been so great that the store price it (Continued on Page Two.) mayors of principal cities in t.hose states asking co-operation in imain-I taining traffic and in preventing in-) terference with the service. MEN FAIL TO '1 ESPONI). Los Angeles, Aug. 29.-General Manager J. H. Dyer of the Southern 'Pacific Railroad company, announced (Continued on Page Seven.) (Continued on Page Seven.) in en of the strike-bitaling crew. ,comnmodities in ~tl local mnarkets are led tbeyonh capacity. president, an i otler members uo t. YOU-Have You Donated to a Free Press? OR ARE YOU A SLACKER IN THE FIGHT? You contributed liberally to every "drive" during the late unpleasantness" to get "democracy" over there; now if you want democracy over here, you must first have a free press. Donate now-it is the cheapest and best investment the worker can make. Nearly 40,000 of the 50,000 shares of the capital stock of the Bulletin remain unsold-buy a few shares and YOU WILL HAVE A VOICE in the management of the Bulletin. Previously Collected . . . . . . . $4,756.35 Thursday, in Butte . . . . . . . . 11.00 Total . . . . . . . $4,767.35 Balance to Be Raised . . . . . . $ 232.65 METAL TRADES MARKING TIME. Committee From Silver Bow Council Unable to Get in Touch With Kelly. Few Men Working. No conference has as yet been ar tranged between the stritiug metal trades men and the Auaconda Mining company*, though the committee fromll the Silver Bow council has been try ing to get in touch with Mr. Con Kelly since yesterday mornintg. Representatives of the Clark in terests were looking for the meln bers of the genieral strike committee late yesterday and it is reported that owing to accidents to their tia chinery, the Timber Butte mill is operating at only a small spercentage of capacity. The matter of the Butte Machinery company has been turned over to the machinists' union and it is probable that no further difficulty will be experienced with that concern. Strikebreakers VWorking. The strike committee was fur nished with a partial list of the local talent that is attempting to do the work of the strikers at the various properties aind it includes the fol lowing niames: John Wyckoff. 15 hose street,. North Walkerville. Frank Sable, pipefitmg at the Black IRock. John Boden, sharening steel at the Elm Oriu. George Haywood, shift boss. is do ing horseshoe and blacksmil h's work at West Colusa. Ming Consion. shift boss, ma chinist's work at Gray Rock. C'art Krafts. machinist's work. Powell, 902 Soutlh Main, ma chinist's work. Tomt Ltoay. Hale house, sharpen ing steel at the Bell. Jack ('ohenan, machinist's work at Tratmway, McLain. machinist's wtork at Black Rock. Henry Stowart at Black Rock. Roberts at Black Rock. This is said to be the Roberts of the Roberts drill team. Chet Lawrence ,machinist's work at Elm Orlu. Marshall Fullford, machinist's work at Elm Orliu. Jim Skid, Joe Watson, shift bosses, are said to be doing ma (Continued on Page Seven.) SCABS WORKING AT ANACONDA SMELTER According to information fur. nishedl (he Bulletin, the followin, ment are employed as strikebreakers in the converter department of the . Anacontda snlelter: R. A. Case, A. L. O'Brien, ('. Hl oanx, E. Klepetho, H. I. Welsh, J i . Davis, R. B. Kelly. 1 These men are seaid to be takinlp the places of the striking electricians I and are working 12-hoiur shifts. a 'se and J)avis are rated as fore REMOVE THE BRIBE-TAKEI Cut this out, fill in with name and address and mail t Attorney General Palmer. TO ATTORNEY (;GINFItAI PALMlER, DEPARTMENT ()I' , IUSTI('E, WASHIN(GTON, ). ('. Dealr Sir: MoItialna is (now antd has been' since the lbe.inning of She world war in Ihe grasp of a group of profiteering wlholesale and retail dealers in foodstuffs and other necessities, including coal. Prices have been airbitialrily advIanced by the dealers to the stage where tlhe incomes of the working people are inadequate to perlnit of the put chase of sufficient ne'ce.ssities to keep bodly and soul together, and promises of further increases are mattde. Our state officials, who have given evidence that t.hey are in league with the fouxl a(nd coat pirates, Ihave failed to girve us relief, and we now look to your office to comet to our assistance. As your Unitied States district attorney for Montana you have E. C. Day, it self-confessed bribe-taiker and 1 niotorious friend of the inter ests which are now guilty of' profiteering. Mr. Day has not only sig. ially failed to take action against. the profiteers, but seems to be ox Itending themn every protectioln in his power. As the result of the continuled increases in price and the inactivity of our state officitls as well as Mr. Day, we demlandl that ,Vo, in the interests of the people of the state of Montana, and to the end that the present reign of the plunderlitnd, in this state be ended, ininidllate ly dischari'ge 1.. C. Dtay froln the office of United StAtes attorney for the district of Montana and replace hint with some one of lntegrity wiho will follow youlr orlers and the wiishes of the people and Irosecute tile food hoardlers and the profiteers. (Signed) ....ame. ............................................................... Street No........................... .. ..... ...... SCity......... ...-" .................., M'ontan a. STEEL AND IRON WORKERS WILL STRIKE UNLESS THE STEEL TRUST BACKS DOWN \Vathington. Aug. 2 9.--At the conclusion of the conference here yesterday with the executive coma mitteew of the Americ::n Federation of Labor. the representatives of the Steel and IrOn Workers' union made public a letter to E. H. Gary, chair i an of the board of directors of the Inited States Steel corporation, in which they announce that the decree for a strike of the union steel work ers would be enforced unless an in terview was granted by the corpor ation. to the comnlmittees within the time limit. The letter was dated at New York XW'ednesday, but, was withheld until the steel workers' representatives could confer with Samuel Gompers, president, and other officials of the federation. The letter. "We have rec:ei~ld your answer Lc outr request for a conference on be half of the employes of your corpor i ation."' said the letter to Judge Gary Sl Dan i we uflf'~tI( 1 r Liin Lirst para I __ uLutJu u _UC iU' MEAT PRICES TAKE A DROP I. CHICAGO; STOCKYARDS CR0 WDE[ (Special ['lited Press Wire.) Chicago. Aug. '3.-- Ch!cagoans are seeing their efforts against the high cost of living rewarded by a steadily declining price list. Hogs are sell. ing at the stockyards for $3 lowei than they were three days ago, which tis $5 less than the record price reached July 5 1. and all other food graplil of your allswer io hl ain abso lute refusal on the part of your cor poratioll to concede to your employes the right of collective bargaining. 'ou question the authority of our commlittee to represent the Ima jority of your employes. The only way y which we can prove our aKu S thority is to put a strike vote in effect and sincerely hope you will force a strike to prove this point. "We asked for a conference for the purpose of arranging a mleasure where' the question of wages, hours, conditions of employment and col lective bargaining might be dis 1cussed. Your flat refusal for such conference is a conltradiition of your statement that the attitude of your corporation is not one of opposition to your employes joining labor or i ganizations. " It is a matter of commnlon knowl -i edge that the tactics employed by Syour corporation and subsidiiries I ICnti lior. nn P6tr Turn ' showing lower figures. Re Reason for the slump is given as h desire by the packers to quit killin; ly livestock, while housewives continu 1- sparingly the use of fresh meate tr Meantime the farmers continue t :i ship stock to the Chicago market te fearing lower prices. Consequently ýd the? pens at the stockyards are crowd I CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE `ACCUSES $1-A-YEAR PATRIOT OF CHEATING GOVERNMENT ,It'tIUul.. O e ..Aug. ".-- I lThe . 1)0 ibiLity of forcing John .1). Itkan. fiol' tie' NsistalltlI se.t(et1y\ ofl \wa and director of aircraft prodl(ltion du(1rig lthe war. to pay b)ak to the government sums ggrLegatinig appro'xiately $$5 00,000 of govetrnment funds which -were siluandered. misapplied and converted to pros i.oItive i se 4(, the Milwaukee railroat d interests,: is held out ill t r(.pOrt telegraphed yesterday (t Secretary of War Baker, by reachetd Iortltid from Seaittle, where the con.ni.ssion had held ii inti Piiv ini I , Ili n o) atilons' of the s.n llce iroduct.ion division. VALUATIONt TAKE A JUMP State Board of Equalizatio Revises Assessed Valua tions on Stock Cattle i: Many Counties. (Special to The Bulletin.) He lena, Aug. 29..--The state boar 'i- of elqualajtliion has increased the a, c sessed valuations on livestock in Si ver Bow county by from 20 per cer f to 100 per cent, according to its at 1- tiion yesterday. Two-year-old catt. Si were increased 20 per cent; 11rei year-olds 100 per cent., and sLoC ln cattle 5t per ceol. Schedules on ca Il tie were revised upward in 26 coau t.ies. downward in two counties an r the assessors' figures in the 23 otlh ' counties were permitted to stand. P The list of counties in which it 1- creases werl'e made and the amour10 in each class are as follows: h Beaverhead, 20 per cent raise c , stock cattle. Ir Bighorn, 20 per cent raise c sheep. S Blaine, 20 per cent raise on yea ling cattle. B troadwater, 10 per cent raise a 1- 3-year-old cattle. Stconutinue(1 on rage lgnt.) ( uonrtinuea on rage seven.! Shopmen Are Aavised to Accept President's Offer Washington, Aug. 29. - Accep ance of President Wilson's offer ( a small wage increase pending ti g outcome of the government's e Sforts to reduce the cost of living w, ;. advised by the executive council ( o the railway shopmen union in a le s ter sent today to all union locals. Officials of the unions conferre vesterdayv with SaRmuel Gomner The report was signed by Repre sentatives James A. Frear of Wis consin, chairman; and Walter W. Magee of New York. Clarenlce F. Lea. democratic member of the com mission did not sign the report. In concluding their report the ma jority members of the commission declared that the expenditures of the spruce production division under the direction of Mr. Ryan, were "wastetul and unnecessary"' and that conditions upon which a recovery can be had against John D. Ryan and others who are responsible for this wasteful expenditure of ;public funds." "Those directly responsible for the excessive expenditures used to ad 1- vance large business interests should he held to strict legal responsibility. n the report to Secretary Baker de clared, it asserts the Siems-Care$ Kerbaugh road was undoubtedly built at government expense for the ultimate use of the Milwaukee line. 'It appears the line was not built Sto carry spruce logs, but as an ex tension of the Milwaukee railroad for commercial purposes. A Milwaukee t engineer built the road and Mr. Ryan pe1ersonally examined it in July, 1910." t'he reports recommends the scheduled sale of spruce production equipment set for Sept. 2, be deferred until Secretary Baker and the war department can make a full investi gation. The John D. Ryan mentioned, is our o.nt John D., chairman of the board of directors of the Aftaconda ,~ Copper Mining company, who in Butte yesterday published a lengthy ,, denial of charges made a week or so ago to the effect that he was instru r_ mental int the construction by the government of a $12,000,000 branch ,n of the Milwaukee railroad into the company's spruce forests on the executive committee of the American f Federation of Labor. They said if there was to be a strike every class of e railroad employes should be willing to join in the movement. s 'If the federated shop trades strike now," the letter said, "they carry the full burden of securing the same general increase for the 78 per cent of railroad employes who have not yet decided what action they pro e pose to take. We do not believe that we should allow ourselves to be placed in that position. In our opin ion the next 90 days will bring the entire situation to a head and if a strike is to take place every class of railroad employes should be wiilling to join the movement, share their full measure of responsibility and not leave the issue to be decided by the 22 per cent of the railroad em ployes represented by the federated trades. Fatal Mistake. "It is our honest judgment that a fatal mistake would be made by our members to assume responsibility of tying up the railroads at this time when the president is evidenitly dO ing all possible to reduce the high cost of living. It is but fair to as sume that the president will have the loyal support of a majority of the American public in his efforts to procure this much needed relief. We would no doubt be charged with ob structing his efforts. "It should be ulrterstood, however, that if the goveritment falls to effect a substantial reductiot ia the cost of living within a regoellabtle I fItI . reserve the right to put the strike vote into effect."