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WHEN HURRICANE STRIKES ON GULF COAST TELEPHONES EH, T P Business Office .........-52 Ea HT PAo r Editorial Rooms ......292 __fi PRI V13,22 TL. 2)..-NO. 24. _ IWTTE, BT . MONTANA, TUESDAY. tSIlI'I'II:iR 16. '19019. -~~~.. 1__ ...........--~ PRIOE__ FIV- ----' IMPERIALISTSF WORLD PLAYING WITH FIRE AWSARall&HA Ammewamagesaw meanma ...---...-- ------ -----m. GROWING SENTIMENT FOR BIG SYMPATHETIC STRIKE (Special United Press Wire.) Boston. Sept. 16.--Senlt.imeiit favoring a gneiral strike in symplihv with Ithe striking policemen is grow ing. The United H]ebrew itrades, with a memlbership of over 30,000, have voted to walk out if the central labor unioln cdalls a general strike. Other unions thlt are voting on the strike question gave uin Inistlakable signs that they were in favo[r of such action. Captains and lienuteniiats in the e fi departments have voted not to strike, according to Fire Coinunissioner Murphy. who in formed Mayor Peters of thie sulpport of the officers of the de partineiut. Firemen and outside capftaiis and lieutenants are expected to take a strike vote on the question tomorrow. Boston, Sept. 16.-Some hope is expressed here that a general strike in sympathy with the police who went out last week, may be averted It is understood that there is senti ment which favors recourse to the courts to have the striking police men reinstated. Strike sentiment is known to be strong in certain union quarters and Frank H. McCarthy, New England organizer for the American Federa tion of Labor, and President Michael J. O'Donnell of the central labor union, in a formal statement justi fied the action of the police in strilk ing and attributeA to.oalice Commis sioner Curtis e:bmplete;responsibility for the lawlessness that ensued. Cnounsql for labor leaders conferred with theii' dlienis today and it was reported the" supreme codYt Imight.'be asked to grant a write of mandamus compelling the police commissioner to reiilstate the strikers. Adjournment yesterday without provision for another meeting before next Sunday of the central labor union was accepted as indicating that a general strike was not imminent. DEMAND D)ISSOIUTION. Macon, Ga., Sept. 16.-Citizens of 5 Macon at a mass meeting here de manded that members of the city civil service commission immediately order complete dissolution of the po licmelln's and firemen's unions or re sign. The demand was made after the meeting had been informed that 225 discharged soldiers stood ready to meet any emergency should the police and firemen leave their posts. STEEL WORKERS ORDERED TO STRIKE (Special United Press Wire.) Chicago, Sept. 16.-Orders for the members of the steel workers' unions in the vicinity of Chicago to strike next Monday morning have been re ceived. About 150,000 members in the vicinity of Chicago will strike, according to the statements of union officials. 1RO13 JEWELRY STORE. San Francisco, Sept. 16.-Two alndits entered the Hanson Jewelry store here, bound and gagged N. L. Lewis, manager, walked out with diamonds valued at $7,500 and es caped in an automobile. DOIRCAS SOCIETY. The Dorcas society of the Emanuel I.uthhran church will be entertained by Mr. and Mrs. Gustaf Karlburg in the church parlors next Thursday evening. Friends are cordially in vited to attend. Newspaper Man in President's Party Killed in Auto Accident I'ortland, Sept. 16.-Benjamin Al Ien, irpresenting the Cleveland Plain Dealer, was instantly killed yesterday afternoon, when an auto mobile in which he was riding in the Wilson procession, turned turtle near Gresham. Allen's throat was cut when he was hurled through the windshield, causing instant death. "Dad" Patterson, driving the auto mobile.. was also killed. Three other newspaper, men were slightly hurt. when Patterson attempted to avoid a collision with another car, swung out too far and the automobile went over. They were returning from Crown Point. The dead: Ben F. Allen, member of the presidential party and Wash ingto., correspondent for the Cleve SITUATION IN FlUME SERIOUS Italian Sailors Leave Their Ships and Offer Their Services to D'Annuns. Shops Are Closed. (Special United Press Wire.) Rome, Sept. 16.--The latest re t:orts trom Fiume state the situation arising from the entrance into the city )f Gabrielle d'Annunzio's force continues to be serious, Premier Nit ti announced in the chamber of deputies. "I am filled with humiliation," Nitti said, "because for the first time sedition has entered the Italian army. The Fiume incident will in jure our cause. Persons who are advocating acts against France and the United States, without whose aid, Italy cannot recover, are luna tics and traitors. Italy is no longer in the position to tolerate a policy for adventure, without being brought into a state of anarchy." Nitti an nounced that the offenders at Fieume would be prosecuted. Some inhabitants of Flume have joined Gabrielle d'Annunzio's forces, according to dispatches. It is also reported that Italian sailors left the ships on which they were stationed, swam ashore, offered their services to d'Annunzio and in some instances, it is reported, pulled down the British and French flags. Washington, Sept. 16.-The state Flume dispatches, outlining the ad vance of Italian troops on the city. Fiume shops are closed, both in )pro test of the conditions there and in fear of damage when the Italians reach the city. No damage has been done so far. Rome, Sept. 16.--The govern ment's first move will be the sup I .ression of d'Annunzio's adventure in. Fiume and will be directed by General Badaglio, it is announced officially. Immediately upon his ar rival in Fiume, he will issue a proc lamation inviting d'Annunzio's fol lowers to return to their regiments. d'Annunzio's forces total 2.600. most of whom automatically followed their officers because they were told (Continued on Page Eight.) land (Ohio) Plain Dealer; James It. Patterson, Portland, Ore., owner and driver of the automobile. The injured: Stanley Reynolds. Washington correspondent for the Baltimore Sun; Rdbert T. Small. Washington correspondent for the Public Ledger, Philadelphia, former superintendent of the southern di vision of the Associated Press; Ar-i thur D. Sullivan, Portland, Ore.. news writer. Small was thrown clear and escaped with painful bruises and lacerations. Reynolds suffered a broken arm from being caught under the machine. Sullivan was thrown out head first and rendered uncon scious. Recovering, he, came to Portland and wrote an article on the accident for his newspaper. THOUSANDS OF WORKERS HEAR ROB'T MINOR TELL OF REAL CONDITIONS IN RUSSIAt Speaikig to an audience that filled the high school a;udito riunr, an enthusiastic tomld whose applse la e anod tcheers conm pelled the speaker lt~ cease talking dozens of timesi. Hohert Minor. w\\a-corrtespmolt elt and world-faimed eartoo.nist. told of conditions in Russiai ii a graphic. cotviicilng manner that held the audielce breathless or' b'ought tortll cheers. The meeting was held under the auspices )f the Silver Bow' Trades arld Labor aHsembly for the benefit of the International Workers' Defense leagule, the body that is defendiug Thomas Mooney atll( other class-war and lpolitical pr1isoier's. Stating that the imperlialists of1 the worlid were pIlayirng with fire auld that. the allied gopvernments must either recogrnize tihe soviet government or Iatrir Asia andt eastern I':Europe over' to ,lalpan, the speaker sltupported his assertion by a weallth of i teresting material much of wh( hici has hitherto beeil kept I'romn the public by a drastic cenlsoirship. The maijor portioLn of Mir. Miner's address is given elow\\: "Aboiut three and a haltf year's ago, a lecturer touring the n;ited States in the interest o' tLhe Iproposed league of nitions, lect ured bef ore tihe Iabian society in Boston. The lecture tiuried into a hotly-conttested dlcbte, and it fell to mne ti clhan pion the anti-league point otf view. My position was thai Ihe irst w\\ok of a league of nationts wotld be to suplpress (I ris ing \\or'king class. "Was 1 right ? 'Tl ltday tlie league ,f nativ.s.isr r e'aJi ,.,l nkt 1 -et t - -4 'i'fly in exisence and it miay never be olfieially constiltuted. but it, is in operalion just the same. That is to say, a world league of power's is at present Iltowing Cver'y ounce of strenglth Ihat it can suceessfully mobilize into the accomplishment of ai cor111r olr ariin. "That aim is to extlncinlate by brute force the Russian labor republic. ".Yes. the league of nations is a rotlity. and its first job is ex adlly as predicted. the crushing iof tihe C isinlg proletariat. The 'leoagle" (uniofficially ii existence and seekilng legal sanctili cal0ion) has 'or' its moti the co(immo 1n interest of capital of all lands. absolutely regardless of nationality. The allied govern mentis have inoti hesitated to give their molral a1nd military sup por't to the (German. the Austrian andul the llHiigarian proper tied-class governmenllts, even in the midst of a technical state of war. The 3British governlment didl not hesilate to supplly the (erman barons in the Baltic provilnces with machine guns froIll1 the BrIitish fleet wit.ll which to suppress working-class Rulissiais. "\Vhen I crossed the Russianl border into Germany after the armistice. I had occasion to observe that thie reprl'esentatives of' the United States govelrnment in Berlin were alively engaged in helping the old Germian ruling class to break the working class re\volutioiin. " Ever 'Zywhere thiroughout the wortl. the close of' the war w\\itiesses the ruling classes of all coiiuiiihes iiitilng to prevent ice worlkinlig-class fromn breaking froln subjcctlioin, confiscat iing tilhe holdings of capital. "Floyd Gibbins. famous war correslpondenllt Ifor the Chicago Tribunlie, inl a recent article frankly states thint. the allies are now in anl unulhlisthedt alliance with I the Germani goverimeint to mulake \vwar upOi Russia. "In short, the world is divided now, not into nautons, but into two classes, and a world war of undreamed of terrors is on the point of open break. The league of na tions, official or unofficial, is the line-up of the world capitalist class. "If this were not true, if the claims to idealism and "protection of the weak" by the league advocates, were not rank hypocrisy: "The Irish republic would have been joyfully welcomed in Paris instead of, insulted and knifed in the back; "Egypt would not have been turned over to imperial Istic rule of Britain; "The Chinese republic would not have been slaugh tered for the Japanese emperor; "The Hungarian workmen's republic would not have been overturned and the Archduke Joseph of the old Aus trian kaiser's family would not have been even temporar ily seated upon a virtual throne of Hungary; "Belgium would have come out of this war a republic instead of a reactionary kingdom; the same would be true of Italy. England also would have lost a puppet king, and the Japanese empire would have become a democracy; "And, most important of all, if the pretenses of ideal istic aims in the league of nations were not the most hid eous duplicity, the Russian Soviet republic would not have to defend itself from piratical attacks upon its coasts by British fleets, without a declaration of war; "There would be no troops of allied countries now on Russian soil in exactly the status of bandits making war illegally upon the most enlightened republic on earth. "In a tnewl.paper interview I obtained rI'oI N i(.holaui Iienin in Moscow last. December lie said. "They are not forming a league of nations, but) a league of imperialist, to strangle the nations." . While I differ from Lenin in soneI of his views, I must say that his words are. proving true withi a vengeance. "'The ruling classes of the world feel that I tey are fighting for their very existence: that iii spite of all idealistic reasoning, they must fight for the thing upon which their ltrm of culture is built-private property in industry. As a bourgeois sup porter of the reaction in Germany said to me: 'I don't know (Continued on Page Six.) TROPICAL STORM WRECKS HAVOC IN TEXAS TOWN; MANY DROWNED (Special United Press Wire.) I ,llas. Tex.. Selt. I0(.-. -At leas 15 bodies have been recmvered from the ba.y at Corpus Chrisi. follo'hwiug Stlndayvs terr'ible tropical storm, rand dispatches state that. 50 persons, in cluding 35 soldiers ini the eoivttl.escent camp. are missing. Property damage is estimated at $3,000.000. BESSIE CLARKE IS TRANSFERRED TO JAIL Alleged Slayer of Grover C. Burns, a Notorious Mac que and Gunman, Now Oc cupies Cell. Transferred from the city emer gency hospital, where she .tJaa firtý incarcerated, Mrs. Bessie'Cl1,'f, 'h woman alleged by the authorities to have brought. a sudden ending to her alleged "white slaver," early yesterday morning, lies now in the county jail awaiting probable trial on a charge of murder. According to the county authori ties, Mrs. Clarke has not been ques tioned by the officials of the county attorney's office relative to the inci dents leading up to the death of Burns, who was a notorious inacque and strikebreaker, both in Butte and in other towns, particularly in Colo rado. According to the general talk about town, the woman will not be with oiut competent legal assilstnce at her trial, many persons who knew Burns' record, it is said, being pre pared to help the woman at her trial, both with offers of assistance as wit nesses and with cash. Erroneous reports which gained ground yesterday to the effect that Mrs. Clarke was the Bessie Clarke well known on the variety stage in Montana up to about five years ago, were refuted this morning. It is stated that the woman now in jail had been in Butte and vicinity for about two years. having come here from the coast, where she was em ployed in bath houses as an attend ant. It is said she also worked at bathhouses in Butte since her ar rival, and that never, either previous to coming to Montana or since, had she appeared as a variety actress. It was said this morning by some of her friends that she was married (Continued on Page Eight.) FULLER TELLS BAKER HIS REASON IS "ALL BUNK" Washington, Sept. 16. - When Secretary Baker told the house mili tary committee that the only reason for putting American troops into Si beria was to guard the Trans-Sibe rian railroad. Representative Fuller. republican, of Massachusetts, told Mr. Baker his reason was "all bunk." "Why shouldn't we know the real reason?" demanded Mr. Fuller. "I have listened to your romantic story about revolution and Siberian condi tions, but I don't get an answer." "Unfortunately, that is not my fault," Secretary Baker replied. HARIBOILEID CRIMINAL GETS LIFE SENTENCE (Special United Press Wire.) Spokane, Wash., Sept. 16.--Show ing the first signs of emotion since lie brutally murdered his wife sev eral weeks ago. Frank Parrish, for merly a merchant policeman, one of the most "hardboiled" criminals ever tried in a Spokane court, was sentenced to life imprisonment by a jury which included two women, late last night. On his way to the court room to hear the verdict, Parrish turned to Deputy Sheriff Wood and said: "I'll bet you a ten-spot that I swing!" Parrish lost his bet. DEBATE ON COVENANT BEGINS Reading of Treaty, Section by Section, Not Likely to Begin Before Next Mon -. nWuritrgtotl, Shbin"T i - Tfe Genr man leance treaty, with its league of nations covenant, was called up Monday in the senate, but plans of the senate and individual senators were considered as precluding any actual work on the pact until next week. While the treaty was put before the senate to be considered in open session continuously until ratified or rejected, there apjparently was no disposition to speed it along until after the interruption of business by the Pershing ceremonies Wednesday and Thursday. Senator Sherman. re publican, Illinois, will speak against the league covenant today, and Sen ator Reed, democrat, Missouri, who has been speaking in the west against it, will speak Friday. Reading of the treaty, section by section, hardly is expected to begin until Monday. The league covenant comes first, and right at the begin. ning almost is the amendment by Senator Johnson, republican, Cali fornia, which would give the United States the same voting power as Great Britain. The general view is that nearly every one on the repub lican side may want to express opinions on this subject. After Chairman Lodge had formal ly called up the treaty he presented a printed text of the treaty with Aus tria, supplied him by a Chicago newspaper, and asked unanimous consent to have it read. Senator Hitchcock of Nebraska, who, as ranking democratic member of the committee, will conduct the adminis tratio'i fight for ratification, made vigorous objection to this procedure. declaring it "a mere squandering of time." Senator Lodge agreed to have the document printed. There were two speeches for rati fication by Senator Jones. New Mexic), and Senator Overman. North Carolina, both democrats. Senator McCunmber. North Dakota, republi can member of the foreign relations committee, who refused to sign the majority report against the treaty, filed an individual report. When the senate begins real work on the treaty it will be taken up every day at 2 o'clock. Its consider ation cannot be set aside to take up (Continued on Page Eight.) Smeltermen Vote to Cease Work If Company Brings in Any Scabs The smeltermen in Anaconda last night voted to cease work immedi ately at the first evidence that the Anaconda company is attempting to import strikebreakers to take the place of the striking metal trades men. It :s believed that the employing companies. in view of the increasing serious state of disrepair of their ap paratus must soon secure scab me ehani2s, close their properties oir set tle with the metal trades. There is much dissatisfaction among the smeltermen because the company has not complied with cer taip sections of the contract and. their arbitrary stand toward the metal trades is increasing the dis satisfaction. The company propaganda concern It is reported that the town port of Arkansas was wrecked. The tidal wave at Corpus Christi was driven inland by a 65-mile gale and the wa ter was 10 feet deep in the streets 'of the city. Corpus Christi is under martial law, and the soldiers are aiding in the care of 3,000 homeless. The city was without light, water and gas last night and the food sup ply is running low. "Unless help reaches here. by Tues day morning the situation will be terrible,"- a message received here declared. Two hundred and fifty persons are in the hospitals, the mes sage said, many of them having floated for hours, clinging to pieces of wreckage. Boats all along the coast were either washed far inland or wrecked, making relief wprk'dtffi cult. RELIEFO O Houston, Sep bearing physict and food supplie going from ,trL'at us. Ctl lirst in automobiles and wagons. Galves ton and Houston co-operatedt in out fitting the train. Dispatches here state that 126 bodies have been re covered from the bay in Corpus Christi. but this report is uncop firmed. (Special United Press Wire.) Austin, Tex., Sept. 16.-"At least 1,000 bodies are strewn along the shores of Nueces and Corpus Christi bays," General Wolters of the Texas national guard stated in a message to Governor Hobby. (Special United Press Wire.) Sinton, Tex., Sept. 16.-The town of Portaranas is completely demol ished, according to a report received here. Rockport and Aran's Pass were severely damaged. Rescue work is continuing and there were Scores (Continued on Page Eight.) NO CHANGE MADE IN DATESET FOR STRIKE Washington, Sept. 16.-President Gompers of the American Federa tion of Labor on his return here, ab solutely refused to make any com ment on the report that the strike of steel workers set for Sept. 22 had been postponed or on the situation in the Boston police strike. There was much evidence at fed eration headquarters that the steel strike had not been called off. La bor officials reported that the repre sentatives of the 24 unions involved would meet in Pittsburgh Wednesday and only by their action could a can cellation of the strike call result. NO INFORMATION. Pittsburgh, Pa., Sept. 16.-Union leaders here in the movement to or ganize iron and steel workers said they had no information that the proposed strike in the steel industry would be deferred until after the in dustrial conference in Washington, Oct. 6. L ing an alleged straw vote said to have been taken by the mechanics on the question of returning to work i seems to have fallen flat, the strik ers interpreting the company's ac tion as indicating its need of the strkers' services. Many of the strikers have secured employment elsewhere and the fi - lancial assistance that is being re ceived from other labor bodies is - taking care of the strikers and their families who remain in the city. It 's stated by metal tradesmen e that although there are a number of metal trades strikes in progress In various sections of the country, that e employment seems plentiful and that practically no inellach ics have come into 3utte or Aktaohda. seekfg em (,Continued on FPag EiSht.).