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VOL,. 2.-- NO. I.. I TT MUNT\ANA TtURS.Y. 4-.I'ýI 11,1' i- 19fl-).1 PRICE FIVE CENTS
METAL TRADES STRIKE MAY INVOLVE STATE
RAPID DEVELOPMENTS IN
THE STRIKE SITUATION
The a(lio. orf Ithe ]'al .trike comnmittee- ini endinsingi the
a liin of i A uno lda in asking Ihe Ilisltictl (oun ilk of Stelr htural
Iroll workers ad l, Electrical Workers o pull Iheir amen off Ihe
A. (1. M. alnd MVniilaia itPower jobs lhrouitgho.l thie slate may in
vlve all niemberi s of Ihese cra Is in lihe existing Metal Tradel.I
strike.
The exemltive honed of the state council was also iistiriueled
.to siubmil In the Anaeonda Miniing cotmpalty the same three
ilrop.tisitimis I'or a selilemuent that were idplaeed before the (.lark
i(eoptle. slatrtiay is the earliest date on which results all be.
expected from this action, as allI
members of the state board must be
communicated with.
The Building Trades council at its
regular meeting last night. referred
the request of the Silver Bow coun
cil, asking that the hill be declared
unfair, to its affiliated unions.
The result of the vote will not be
known for several days.
STRIKE NOTES
In this column yesterday an error
appeared reflecting on the Montana
State band, when it was stated that
Wilbur Vivian, scabbing at the Leo
nard was a menu.~ pf that body.
1F1 is'.8 dr1m-hii.~or of the A. C.
A man named Crotton, residing at
12iiS Farrell street, is scabbing on
the blacksmiths at the Speculator.
Joe MtcNulty is reported as doing
pipefitters' work at the Leonard.
Milke BlcNichols, member of a
champion drill team, is said to be
doing the work of the striking
blaclksmitlhs at lhe Black Rock. He
does the work at night under cover
of darkness.
A('TORIS' STRIKE GR(iOWS.
-- ------.5
Chicago, Sept. 4.--The possibility
that the actors' strike may spread
to the vaudeville stage appeared to
day when a call was issued for a
mass meeting of the vaudeville
branch of the Associated Actors and
Artists of America to be held Friday
night.
New York. Sept. 4.--Arthur Hop
kins, spokesman for the Producing
BManagers' association, declared to
day that there were no indications
of an early end to the deadlock, and
he reiterated that the managers
would not recognize the Actors'
I:cquity association.
(Continued on Page Seven.)
Appeals to Radicals to
Unite Under New Party
which has just been issued, all
radicals are invited ,to unite under
the banner of the new communist
party which was organized here this
week. The ultra-radic;l group of
socialists which consists, largely of
the foreign language federations, im
mediately sent a committee to con
fer with the new political party and
make an effort to have the two fac
tions unite in one body.
A split in the ranks of the ultra
radical Communists ha' developed
over the question of Irogranm ai
policy. Alexander Stocklitzy, secre
tary of the Russian socialist feder
ation, is leading a faction which de
niands that another party be formed
ba'4ed on bolshevist principles, while
the faction led by Dennis Batt of
1)etroit favors fusion with the com
munist labor party.
The communist labor party dele
gates sang social revolutionary
songs for an hour before getting
down to business today. One or the
songs was "The Gene Debs Gang,.'
of which the words of the refrain
are:
"Glorious. glorious, we'll make
the bolsheviki victorious.
"Hail to the plutes, they are mak
ing more of us.
S"While Gene lies in prison for us
all."
The new communist labor party
devoted the morning session to per
fecting the details of its own pro
gralm.
Delegates attending the conven
tion of the national socialist party,
or parent body. were occupied with
committee work.
SOCIAITST RANKS REDUCED.
Chicago, Sept. 4.--War and the
ENGINEERS,
MUST NOT
SCAB
Local Union Will Fine Any
Member $150 Caught Do
ing Work of Striking
Craftsmen.
Expressing a determination tol
prevent any of their members fromnt
scabbing on the striking metal
tradesmen, the members of the En
gineers' union, at their regular tmeet
ing last night, unanimously resolved
to fine any member caught scabbing
$150.
The fact that there was in ex
istence an agreement signed be
tween the Engineers' and the Ma
chinists' union about eight years
ago, in which the members of the
contracting crafts agreed not to per
fOrm any work that belonged to the
jurisdiction of the other craft,
whether in time of strike or other
wise, was brought up. The eugin
eers reaffirmed their part of the
agreement and provid'd that the
machinists be so informed.
A communication from the Elec
iricians' union in which it was
charged that one of the engineers,
(Continued on Page Seven.)
witldrawal of raadial insurgent ete-,
nients have reduced the total mem
bership of the national socialist
party in this country to 42.217, ac
cording to a report read at the con
vention of the organization. Before
the war the socialist party claimed a
membership of 117.000.
A summary of the more important
business transacted uy the conven
tion follows:
Urged political freedom for Ire
land and India.
(Continued on Page Six.)
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 . . . . . $4,862.65
W ednesday, in Butte . . . . . . 6.00
Total . . . . . $4,868.65
Balance to Be Raised . . $ 131.35
"ECONOMY!"
A New Farce Comedy Staged by Sil
ver Bow County's Comical Trio--
$250,000 in Their Grasp, Almost,
Comedians Say Dry Squad Must Go
With a fanfare of wordy jazz.
Silver Bow county's permanent
vaudeville trio yesterday staged one
of the mnost uproarious fare- comedy
sketches in the long line of such
successes to which they have Itreated
their audiences since the opening of
the engagement. The sketch, while
not given a title by the comlidians,
might aptly be named "Economy."
The scene was laid amid elabor
ate settings ' Which represented the
office of the 'county commissioners.
With the last few bars of the
Tlaenitfg 'azz, the curtain rises and
discloses Joseph. ex-crown prince of
Austria; Otto, ex-duke of Norway.
and Little Byron, court jester from
Lake Avoca. registering joy and
cairefully wiping their lips on the
backs of their hands.
At this point the odor which was
wafted across the footlights caused
the spectators to diligently search
the pages of their programs, lnaly
believing they had made errors and
mistaken the setting for the com
nlissioners' room, whet.. perhaps, it
was nmeantI to represent the office of
the Lake Ajora Moonshine Distilla-s
lion colnpany. The programl was
"OLE" HANSON IN
BAD WITH HIS
NEIGHBORS
Seattle's Ex-Mayor Makes
Life Miserable for Work
ers. Residents Threat
ened With Violence.
Seattle, Sept. 4.--Agitation for a
petition calling for the removal of
the Ole Hanson family from Lake
Forest Park was renewed with force
Friday night when Seattle's ex
hiayor is alleged to have threatened
one of the residents with physical
violence and to have summoned the
police in his efforts to browbeat an
inoffensive cottager.
The Hanson summer home at the
Lake Forest colony has been the
center of a storm of criticism for
weeks, according to residents, as the
result of the depredations of mem
bers of Hanson's huge family.
"Hanson is a powerful man, and
we are only working folks, so we
don't dare take action against him,"
(Continued on Page Eight.)
CAST:
1os05ph, Ex-(rown r'i ince of .Austria.
.)tto, Ex'-i)uke oft' orw0'ay.
Little 1Byron, (411.1 J*Jator 4front
Lake Avoca.
Foundl to fix the setting as that of
he commissioners' room and the
act proceeded.
"Curses!" hissed the doughty
ciaon of the Norse tmonar,'hy. "That
'ller Melia has a nos-e for booze.
Bethinks unless wei "'nll" him he
will discover our utd-ho and---no
mlore libatiohs to ith. :s-5 for us '"
'T Fis true." sadly sighed the'
meemhber from Austria. "In that dear
olt Austria-Hungary 'twas navt'r
hls. A\cih, those cold temins! lIint
tn'nl, dot kumumel! /an now- and
now,. xe imust (10o ntitoudt our mnoon
shilne becaLCuse Muliu cannot take a
choase."
Then, wheln all seelmed satd and
rderession. Little Bvron, casting
aside for the nonce his inane pro
fossional smile, wrinkled his brows
in h,'-avy thought.
"I have it!" he exclaimed. "tEco
notmy! That'll get him. We tell the
people the county is broke, brolker,
broklst and that in the interest of
CITY COUNCIL REWARDSI
PRLJA FOR BRUTALITY
Thl 41ily 4'1,1111wil last nºight voted to dt nalet $+30 to PIhililp
Ir'Po. Ithe !t'..] olice ioffier who sumie rni.hIllis ago was Volt
itlled u Vl t f -l y iin Judg.l .ie 1ili c oI'('( I i(. he tesli n y o
uneriuuii 'v-witnesses in t his oulfeisei.
Aucurdiht to the evidence prioultued l his Iriti, Ptljt a mate
antnlljruv,ýked assault t.tp Mlike Ihirzai in the eoutrtse or at
Srenting the man at the NortPern Pa- I
IACOMIA PINTERS ASK
FOB REASONABLE wAGE
Tacoma, Sept. 4.-Members of
the Typographical union which sent
a new wage scale asking $9.50 mand
$10i a day for (1 ' hours' work to the
newspaper publi:hers of Tacoma did
not get thie contract s;gned, when it
was to have taken effect. Roy Pink
erton, editor of the Tacoma Times,
said he would be hound by whatever
Frank S. Baiker, publisher of the
Tacoma News-Tribune and the Daily
Ledger did. ]ltler broke off ne
gotiations for a hoard of arbitration
last Sunday. This left the whole
matter up in thil air.
0onol \ .y -. blessed word:--- we will
'cfuse to allow bills for salaries and
expenses for Melia and his deputy l
ther Sept. 15."
"(.real!" r'oarted lthe Norsemlan.
And we'll tell em we must can a
Iluch of Sau t Atndes Sons excOess
lerks atitl putt in tinte clocks."'
"'nd then," lisped the scion ot'
he royal Hapshurg stables, "and
hen---veil then. there will be no
lore dry sqlad und everyting villi
,e wet----what? lad we malny use the:
ounty trucks to haul our stuff milt
tnputnity--"
"But how about eaononmy Whten
ve just asked the voters to go into!
lebi for $250,000?" queried the
litlolls Norse tan.
"Ah. that's all right," spake up
Little Hyron. "Didnt. we advertise)
hlit we would not have anything to
to with the sl)pending of the mIoney,
and besides we can forget the econ
itay after the story is plublished."
Then, singing that popular ditty,
''That's a granld old word, eronomiy,"
Silve'r Bow's ' preIttier team of
comettdians tripped lightly from the
stage to a recess behind the wings,
from where a second later loud and((
prolonged gurglings attested to the
dryness of the teams' 1profession.
ifie depot one evening. The testi-i
tony of the witnesses was to the
fleet that Prlja not only beat Bur
,an over the head with a gun but
hat he also shot the man twice from,
the reatr.
This $300 donation is supposed to
be for the purpose of aiding Prlja
to carry his case to thle supreme
court. In the argument about the
matter last night no mention was
made of the well-knowit fact that
Prlja is the owner of a good deal of!
property. some of it said to he very
valuable rliming stock. Aldermnan
Sullivan, however, called attention!
to the facI that this $300 is the sec-j
and gift of the city's money tol
Prlja- a donation of $500 havingin
beenl cottforred upon ihint several
(Continued on Page Seven.)
SAYS DRY SQUAD WILL
CONTINUE TO OPERATE
Itidiculiig the pretetsllion, of the b.ard of county cornmis
iuitters liln tlheirt uctlion in refusing to allow bills for salaries
itl expeises of the co tty dry1 squad is is thle interest of econ
iniy. ilid dccl etaing that te iy are oioinig hands with the boot
leggiers ' id "' have no dlesire to see the prohibition law en
tfrced." I.to y Al ttolrey Jacktso. ill a v;itrolic interview this
irliling, alserted thal, irrespective of the c(omrnissioners' ac
ain. lie woild continue to keep his special deputfies at work.
'The cottllly altlorney's detilciniOtils o the commissioners
was called forthili by the borid s .tion in sending him a letter
I ~n nuncin that nn and attar P.ant
REVOLUTIONl
OF PEOPLE
FEARED
Dne Big Union of Business
Men Frantically Appeal to
Federal Government for
Protection.
(Special United Press Wire.)
Washington, Sept. 4.--Formal
-ongressional approval of President
Wilson'a plan for an industrial con
terence next month. was considered
In a joint session of the house and
lenate labor committees. They took
lu the Poindexter-Kelly resolution,
which was introduced in both houses
several weeks nago.
Poindexter. in replying to criti
iisits from a St. Louis business man,
made public the letter today, declar
ing that some inen of property, "are
not even awaro" of the danger of a.
revolution in the United States. The
lettor which was sent by the St.
Louis chaenber of commerce, contin
ued: "Apparently it is necessary for
the government to devise ways and
neans for protecting those, who are
not only unable to protect, but are
not even aware of the danger which
confronts thell.
"Your idea of paying no attention
(Continued on Page Seven.)
Ordinance Creating Job
of MarketMasterPassed
With but little discussion the i
ordinance creating the position of a
ity market master at a salary of r
200 per month, was passed by the t
ity council last night. In the fu
ure, growers of foodstuffs may for- 1
card their shipments to the city I
narket master who will place the c
:tuff on sale at fair prices and for- r
card the returns to the growers.
The ordinance provides that the t
appointment of the market master
)e made by the mayor. The mas
er, howver, is given the authority
)f appointing as many assistants as
5. the county board would no longer
pprove bills contracted by or for the
ry squad. In public statements is
ued to the press the commissioners
eclared their action was taken "in
he interest of economy."
"Tile county commissioners are
Dining hands with the bootleggers,"
aid the county attorney. "They
ave no desire to see the prohibition
Rw enforced. They know and every
no else knows that the only person
a the county the bootleggers are
fraid of is J.ckMelia. He'has been
he best and most efficient officer in
he state of Montana in respect to en
orcing the prohibition'law.
"This is not a new attitude on the
tart of the county commissioners,"
ontinued Attorney Jackson. I have
seen fighting them ever since Jan. 1.
)stensibly to save a few thousands of
olliars they are willing to see the
nublic poisoned by whisky and al
eged whisky-both bonded goods
nd moonshine. The court records
viii show who has been enforcing
rohibition -- this office, through
telia.
"We are in favor of economy, but
lot of bootlegging. Investigation
,ould show where best to start
economizing-probably in the comb
nissioners' office. Everyone knows
hey have been using the taxpayers'
uoney like water. What does a
ormer booz-imbibing cook at 'Dirty
Water' Carroll's reservoir know
tbout proper administration of pub:
ic monies? What does a drinking,
liscredited, bankrupt newspaper man
cnow about economy?
"You may say for me," concluded
:he county attorney, "that the dry
squad will continue to operate, not
withstanding the edict of the county
ommrnissioners."
NO DISOItDIR.
Paris, Sept. 4.-The dock strike at
MIarseilles continues without dis
order, but serious consequences are
feared if a settlement is not reached
soon.
he may deem necessary at a salary
of $150 per month each, the ap
pointments to be approved by his
honor.
In addition to being authorized to
handle shipments of food, the mar
ket master is given complete charge
of the city curb market and its man
agement, except in cases of radical
changes in policy. He also is-given
the power to fix maximum dharges
which may be charged for stuff
sold at the market.
The provision of the ordinance
giving the master authority to act
as agent for absent producers, pro
vides that such services shall be
free of charge to the growers.
The report of City Auditor Crum
erine was taken from the finance
committee and was re-referred to
the ways and means committee for
action. The report contained num
erous suggestions for the more eco
nomical handling of city affairs,.
PESIDENT WILSON OPENS
CAMPAIGN AT COLUMBUS
Columbus, 0., Sept. 4.-In his first
speech for" the ratification of the
peace treaty, President Wilson stated
a new effort at conquest would be
made by some nation as soon as the
last war was recovered from, unless
the United States ratifies the treaty.
He also said that when this treaty
"was accepted, as it will be accept
ed, the men in khaki, will not have
to cross the seas again. The andt
ence who listened to the presidenat,
for the most part in silence, packet
the hall to the root, - ,

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