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lelelrminled (i nilake (ominlt (;mnlissioner's lyrom Cooney
aind uJoseph Fabian either i.nl'frm him of pllaces where lthey
knouw th le pirohlili iotiml law is being violited, or else aidmlit that
tlleir sI uleiments tllal smuch \'ioIH lioni s exist are I'alsehi oods in line
with their usual plolic f transacting the coit nty's bulsiness.
(County AIt irnev IJoseph 11. Jacksoi this morning threw duiown
the gniitilet alni uleclatrel wiar by issuing Ieriemlptory ,omman(I
diireedl at the two hlulailt cvmiIuInissioielrs uomminiiniing them
to i(roduce wxhaI il'ormultion they plossess of prohibilion la\\
The writ of summons directs the I .
The writ of suUmions directs the
two loud-mouthed county incompe
tents to appear in the county attor
ney's office at 3 o'clock next Mbon
day afternoon and there to give the
information on which arrests of their
bootlegging and moonshining friends
may be based, or else publicly admit,
that they are falsifiers.
Jail for Refusal.
That the county attorney will
brook no refusal on the part of the
two incompetents to appear and tes
tify is indicated from the statements
of the attorney that the law under
which the command was issued sets
a miximulni punillnent of not more
thif.'$300cash"'fnl' nor 90 days' im
prisonment, or both, for refusal to
appear. And from statements of the
county attorney, the full penalty of
the law in question will be invoked
upon the refusal of the two misrep
resentatives of the people on the
county board to appear.
County Attorney Jackson's sum
mons to Cooney and Fabian is as fol
The State of Moniana sends
greeling to Joseph M. Fabian
and Byrlon E. Cooney:
The (onmmand.
You are h.ere1by commalllnded
to be and appearl beforle ma,
Joseph It. Jackson, county at
t.orney of Silver Bow county,
State of Montana, at amy office in
thle colll'thouse-, at, the hour of
3 p. in., Sept. 8, then andl ther'e
to answer such questions as may
be asked you and to testify uon
('elrning anlly violations within
your kllowledge, of the laws of
the state of Ollntana relating to
intoxicating liquors, and then
uald there remain froml day to
day until discharged by me.
Given under myn hand this 5th
day of September, 1919.
County Attorney of Silver Bow
County, State of Montana.
Comment this morning and this
afternoon generally commended the
county attorney for his choice of wit
nesses relative to violations of the
prohibition laws. The general opin
ion is that there are no two men in
(Continued on Page Two.)
Would Use Income Tax
to "Smoke Out" Gougers
Washington, Sept. 5.-Gougers
and profiteers could be "smoked
out" by publishing the income tax
returns, according to United States
Senator Walsh of Massachusetts, who
has. introduced a resolution empow
ering a committee of the senate. on
order of the president, to examine
the income tax figures with a view
of ascertaining what the great cor
porations made and to what extent
the "dollar-a-year" men profited by
their contracts with the government.
"In my opinion," said Senator
Walsh, "the chief causes of the pres
ent high cost of living are profiteer
ing, waste in production and distri
bution and unnecessary exporting of
foodstuffs and other necessities of
life for the sake of larger profits."
The resolution says the obtaining
of evidence of profiteering is most
difficult. because such testimony
mulnst come "in a great part from
those charged with such unpatriotic
practices, but, nevertheless, there is
in the possession of the government
much evidence, only obtainable by
an order of the president of the
United States, that would assist in
directing where and by whom ex
cessive profiteering was done." The
resolution further declares:
"There is a general demand that
the persons, partnerships and cor
porations making dxcessive profits at
a time when millions of American
families were sacrificing and suffer
ing for the cause of our country, and
millions of American youths were
serving in the army and navy, all
of whom were ready to make every
necessary sacrifice, and, in fact,
many thousands of them did sacri
fice their health, their limbs and
Alleged Representatives of
'tLabor, Capital and Public
to Listen to "May-I-Not"
October 6.
Washingion. Sept. 5.;--'Thl con
ference between capital and labor
which was called by President Wil
son. will be held in Washington,
D. C., on Oct. 6. It will be composed
of five persons selected by the cham
ber of commerce, five by the na
tional industrial conf".rence board,
15 by the American Federation of
Labor, three by investmelat bankers
and 15 representatives of the public.
Representatives of 100,000 memri
bers of the United Brotherhood of
Maintenance of Way and Railroad
Shop Laborers have asked the rail
road wage board to adjust their
wages in accordance with the prin
ciple laid down by President Wilson
in approving adjustments last week
for the railroad shopmen.
The board was told that the men
adhered to the president's decision
that there should be no increases of
wages while government agencies!
were actively seeking to return eco
nomic conditions to normal, but that
they felt the inequalities in pay ex-I
isting as between the employes of
different railroad systems should be
(Continued on Page Two.)
their lives for the preservation of
America's honor, be known to the
public in order that the people of
this country may have in their pos
session the names of the persons.
partnerships and corporations that
took advantage of the distressed
condition of their country to amass
wealth, as well by such publicity to
prevent a repetition of profiteering
in any future crisis in the history of
our country."
YOU-H-ave You Donated to a Free Press?
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 . . $4,868.65
Thursday, in Butte . . . . . . . 5.75
Total 0 . $4,874.40
Balance to Be Raised . . . . $ 125.60
(Special 1United Press Wire.)
London, Sept. 5.-A dispatch re
ports that the German government
has forwarded a note to Cletnenceau.
stating that Germany will not main
tain her present attitude regarding
Austrian representation in the
Rheistag, but that she will alter her
constitution to conform with the al
lied demands.
The allies, in a recent note, de
manded elimination of the clause
providing for Austrian delegates in
the Rheistag, declaring the clause
violates the treaty.
(Sp.citl United Press Wire.)
Brussels, Sept. 5.---The Belgium
govirnment 'lnas sent ;ztloteto0 HoIl
land, it is reported, threatening to
place anl embargo on l)utch shipping.
unless Holland rettn'ns the German
ship which left Belgium after the
armistice was signed. The vessel
was discovered later in the tRhine
and the Dutch were returning her
to the Germans.
Women of Yakima, Wash.,
Want Members of the
Consumers' League tc
Visit That City.
That the fame of Butte's city curl
market has traveled far and tha
women in at least one other city
Yakima, Wash.-a-are desirous the
members of Butte's Consumers
league visit that city and point the
way to routing the profiteers, is in
dicated in a letter received by Mi\rs
C. Seim, at whose call the mass meet
ing which developed into the organ
ization of the Butte Consumers
league, was held.
The letter is written apparently b:
a little girl, who says the sentiment
expressed therein are but reflection
of what she hears her papa tall
about as hle weeps at his inability ti
make both ends meet. The write
naively states that she "dassent'
sign her name.
The letter follows:
"A word to you as I have seem
what a great thing you have starter
Sin Butte, :Mont. I, think you haw
done one of the greatest things eve
undertaken by the ladies of Butte o
any other place I ever heard of.
"I wish you would come to Yakinm,
(Continued on Page Two.)
Consumers' League to Use
Direct Action on Baby
Robbers-Will Also Help
Underpaid Employes.
Having put the city curb market
on its feet and mate 'tally raduced
prices on many necessities iin most
of the stores, the ime'lbers of the
Consumers' league at ineir meeting
tonight will apply direct action
niethods to some of the stores in
their efforts to force these profiteer
ing concerns to come to time. The
a vowed purpose of 1 lihe league's
meeting is to organize a boycott on
certain mercantile instil;utions of the
city because of maintatined unfair
prices and unfair treatment if elm
"The Consumers' langue." said
one of its leading mnlmbers today,
'is growing rapidly. The city has
been divided into districts, each in
charge of one or nmore active work
ers and the housewives all over
town are rapidly becoming members
in the organization. Tonight we
will try the boycott as a means of
showing some of the refractory
profiteering nler.citaian that Ihe
housewivesi of, the city., will no longer
stand for' the exorbitant prices which
1hry are charging for nc-eessities. In
cidentally, in these stores the cm
plloYes have madtle comnplaint of utn
fair treatmtent by thellir employers
and we will use our boycott not only
(Continued on Page Eight.)
Foreign Relations Commit
tee Lambasting League to
t Enforce British Domina- i
t tion With Reservations.
Washington, Sept. 5.--With the f
adoption of four reservations rela- I
tive to ,the Monroe doctrine, do
mestic questions, article 10- and with
drawal of the United States fron I
ยท the pact, the German peace treaty
s was ordered reported to the senate
s late yesterday.
C The reservation relating to the ,
M3 onroe doctrine was adopted by a
r vote of 11 to 6 by the committee.
It provides that the United States
shall interpret the doctrine.
The reserR\.tion reg trding article
10 provides that the United States
declines to assure" .' ny territorial
e mandate or obligation without ex
r press resolution of congress.
The withdrawal reservation re
a serves the right for tlhis country to
(Continued on Page Two.)
(Special Unitell d Press Wire.) li
Washington, Selpt. 5.-Secretary I
of Comimerce Redfield. has an- 1 i ll
nounced his resignation to become ef- Init
fective late in October. He said his
personal affairs required his atten
lion and emplhatically denied that, '
he was huffed because his "pet il.g
plans" had not been adopted. Heo
said there had Ibeen nio quarrel or
disagreement of any kind. Bernard
Baruch, chairmnan of the war indus
tries board during the war, is men
tioned as his possible successor.
Suit Lake City, Sept. 5.-- Nine
persons were injured, tlriee serioui
ly in a. dytlyamlite e t1}rqn p
wreckeld a four-story li7VT, It le
lieved to have been the work of the By
black hand, as all the injured were
Italians. Twenty woen anld chil-d
drlln were taken down ladders by the
fire deplartment. I
Fatir and cooler.
General Disque Was Warn
ed That Combination Was
Being Formed to Trim the
Portland, Ore., Sept. 5.--Testify
ing before the congressional cori
nmittee investIigating charges of graft
in connection with the spruce produc
tion department. Thomas Sweeney
declared lie had warned General
l)isque that a combination was being
formed to "trim the government."
He said: "I told him I was giving
hint a tip that lie either was in on
the 'frame-up.' or was being played
for a sucker."
I)isque testified, telling of his
career in the army before he resigned
to become warden of the Michigan
penitentiary and in response to ques
tion by the committee admilted that
he had been taken from civilian life
and made a general in charge of
spruce production at the insistence
and through the influence of Johin D.
y Wants the Truth.
"This committee to investigate
spruce operations was appointed by
Snnilllmous vote of congress----ap
pointed by both democratic and re
publicans," Congressman J a in e .
(Continued on Page Two.)
Sallss t ~conf'erenlcc betwee thle sltriking Metal Trades and
Iithe Amtitida Mining c(mpany is held by Monday noon the
s~clterme m' c pId m Yed at he Anaconda. smeller will lay down
Iheir totls in symapathy with the striking craftsmen.
rThis is tlhe acltiii taken by the Central Labor council of Ana
-( c)lda. nlst iightll ad reported to the Butte general strike com
- mittee Iby a delegatiion from that city this morning.
Sillerin eltdei t. Laid l t ' ile Anaconda smelter was in con
t fIre ce with other offl'icials t' I he A. C. M. in Butte this morn
t i ag as a rcsilt of the ultimatum delivered by the smeltermen,
' . - -1 h ct thc railllt of the mniptiiri i| not
SBy Sherman, Who Asks If
We Have Quit Electing
Presidents and Begun
Electing Kings?
(Special United Press Wire.)
I Washington, Sept. G.---President
Wilson's first lday's tour speeches
drew the fire of opponents of the
league of nations in the senate.
Senator Sherman opened the attack
in a brief speech denouncing the
president as "a demagogue" and ac
Scusing hinm of a "contemptuous dis
regard" of the government.
lie referred to the president's
declaration that the international
labor conference provided for in the
treaty would be held in Washington
Swhether the senate ratified the
treaty or not.
"Have the American people quit
electing presidents and begun to
elect kings?" he asked. "Public of
ficials have been impeached for less
flagrant violations of the laws of
tlheir country than this. This para
graph of the president's speech is
100 per cent demagogical," said
t Sherman.
. Paris, Sept. 5.--The peace treaty
g with Bulgaria was completed by the
allied delegates this afternoon and
g will be presented to the Bulgarian
Sgovernment Mlonday.
Awards Are Announced in
Amateur Gardening Contest
SAwards in the exhibition of
amateur vegetable and flower gar
dening were announced last night
aftter the judges. C. C. Starrin and
J. H. Catiipbell of the state college
v and C. C. McCornick of Helena, had
completed their difficult task of de
1 termining among the ~niformly ex
cellent exhibits the winners. Mrs.
William Weast, Cobban and WVy
In addition to the support
promised by the smeltermen, the
system federation of the railway
crafts have offered to come to the
asst'tance of the striking metal
trades if their support is needed.
Acting under instructions from
the general strike committee, the
state executive board members of
the metal trades from Anaconda and
Great Falls met this morning and
drew up t r~e separate pa>ositions
for a setti eat to 'st`ap to the
company; 'h executiV d mem
bers in G oem
pt.gis iated w y w re .d their
attitude will be knowni this after
Action will be taken this evening
by Electrical Workers' union No. 65
on the request of the strike commit
tee of the metal trades that the
Montana Power men be taken off
the job.
The engineers' union have placed
a fine of $150 against any member
of that body caught doing the worik
of any of the striking crafts, and
thy' trades affiliated with the Build
ir Trades council are voting oil
the question of declaring the
hill unfair and taking their men off
the jobs of the mine, mill and smel
ter companies.
Hastening to deny any connection
with Wilbur Vivian, scabbing on the
pipefitters at the Leonard mine, the
A. C. M. band states that he has not
been a member of that organization
for a year. Neither is he a mem
ber of the Musicians' union.
Walter Atkeson of 508 Cedar
street, Anaconda, is scabbing on the
electricians at the smelter.
Mike McNichols, member of a
championship drill team,, called at
The Bulletin office today alid denied
that he was doing the work of the
striking blacksmiths at the Black
oming street, was awarded the first
prize for the largest and best dis
play of vegetables and second place
went to Leo Gramling, 2096 Floral
A special prize of a free trip to
the state fair at Helena.was won by
Miss Martha Brassetti of Pittsmont
in the break-making contest insti
ted by the Harrison School Girls'
Bread club, under the direction of
Miss Teresa O'Donnell, principal.
The award was made by Miss Jea
nette Kelly of Columbus, home
The list of awards is as follows:
Flower Exhibit.
Roses-First, Mrs. Clara Des Jar
dine, 1829 Holmes; second, L. P.
Keefe, 1239 West Copper.
Sweetpeas--Mrs. Esther Harris,
1829 Holmes; W. I. Collier, 2022
Oregon; Mrs. Nellie McKay, 1100
Pansies-Mrs. F. L. Dervin, 847
West Quartz; Mrs. Moghan, 537
South Idaho; Ethel L. Marsh, 1042
West Granite.
Dahlias-Henry Hubert Jr., 741
West Granite; "W. I. Collier, 2022
Oregon; Mrs. Alex. Anderson, 838
West Mercury.
Asters-Mrs. C. E. Nighman, 1115
Lewisohn; Mrs. Burt Adams Tower,
1107 Waukeshau street; ' Mrs,
Thomas Casey, 1005 West Broad.l
.California poppies-ea-Mrd. Plea.
Gypsophilia-Christie, 1808 West
Broadway. Le Gr
Larkspur--Mrs. Lea " Gra.mIit g i
,(Contiaty7 ; ,Pe;' '"fl

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