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1RU S(OTT RESIGNS
Unable to Longer Withs' ind Onslaughts From Enraged Peple TELEPHONES .EIG T PAS Editorial Rooms.....292 13,225 VOL. 2.-- N\ 7 l . 7 UTT I', MONTANA, FRIDAY, s:I''I';MEI 19. 1919. PRIC FIVE CENS ~. I ......---L~~ FR~_-~I~ Lf~I)AY Sl:l r ..l~l-lt. i(,).---·----- 1919 STEEL WORKERS WILL WALK OUT MONDAY LEADERS RETURN HOME TO PREPARE FOR STRIKE Pillttsburgih. Sept . t ).- -The .2,i internationaItl )presidents of the steel workers' unionis are still staniding tirni for the strike, (ih irmaini Fitzllrick (declaed. Ti natioinail coiilitte l.,u ilagnizing tlhe iron and steel wo\\irkes voted down a. motionl to resoind the aitioni which was tlaken at Washington. callinu'g a stliike Monday otf aill workers in the i iron and steeool ills, who are not operating inder union agreemenllts. The cornmittee adIopted i motion to affirmni the action taken at \VWashinigtoi. Final idjouiirnrneiilt was t(aken and the repro selllatives of the ?i ulniolls iiincludedI in thie niationial tolmllittee left for their homes to put theo strike into effect. The motion to postpone the strike until alter the industrial conference in Washington beginning Oct. 6 was offered, it was announced, out of deference to President Wilson, who had requested President Gompers of the American Federation of Labor to use his influence to have the walkout deferred. In emphatic speeches against postponement it was declared that neither President Wilson nor others who favored a postponement were cogpizant of the.n nditions surround i'f" Ironi and tl mills. It was :c;ainli d that' Vwalkers were eagei for the strike; that they were dis crimiinated against for union ac tivities, and that the organized work ers would lose confidence in their leader's if they deserted the men now. Some of the committeemen said that organizers who had helped build up the unions at steel plants throughout the country would not dare go back and face the men if the strike were called off. The committee made public a let ter to President Wilson giving 11 reasons why it could not comply with his request to postpone the steel workers' strike called for next Mon day. The letter also recites the his tory of the movemnrit to better the conditions of the workers and ex presses faith in the president's "de sire to bring about a conference" with employers. "We regret that for the first time your call upon organized labor can riot meet with favorable response," the letter states. "If delay were no more than delay, even at the cost of loss of membership in our organiza tions, we would urge the same to the (Continued on Page Two.) TELLS MINISTERS TO ORGANIZE UNION New York, Sept. 19.---A nation wide strike of Baptist clergymen, un less they are granted higher salaries, was advocated in a statement issued by Charles McAlpine, a member of the national committee of Northern Baptist laymen. "If I were still a pastor and my salary was not more than $S00 per annum. I'd organize a union of min isters," said Mr. McAlpine, who pre dicted there would be a shortage of clergymen soop unless ministers are better compensated than "milkmen, window cleaners and day laborers." WEATHER. Butte, fair and warmer. WillDemand GeneralAmnesty For All Political Prisoners Chicago, Sept. 19.-The American Freedom convention, which is to be held here Sept. 25-28, is attracting national attention. Its program is as follows: 1. The re-establishment and maintenance of American political and civil rights-free speech, free press and free assemblage. 2. The immediate release of all persons prosecuted or in prison for political opinions, industrial activi ties or religious beliefs. Seymour Stedman!, chief counsel for Eugene V. Debs, speaking in be half of all political prisoners at the United Mine Workers' convention in Cleveland last Thursday, received probably the greatest ovation ever accorded a speaker before that body. At the conclusion of his speech the chairman of the resolutions commit tee assured him and the convention MEN ORDERED TO TAKE STRIKE VOTE Louisville, Ky., Sept. 19.-Two hundred thousanud railway and steamship mni1, mllelbers of the Brotherhood of Railway and Steamlship Freight Hands, Express and St4ttion Employes, have beCn ordered to take a strike vote:;t: was anuounced here by J. J. J.oi rester of C(nauinmutti, 'prerideMit FT the brotherhood, to enforce de mlands made to the railroad ad ministration by the brotherhood Aug. 18. MINERS ARE STILL OUT The Telegraphic Dispatches From Tonopah Say No Truth in Report That the Strike Is Ended. Telegraphic reports received by The Bulletin this morning direct from Tonopah, Nev., refute the press reports of earlier in the week, which declared the miners' strike there had been called off and the miners re turning to work. The published stori"s are characterized as "the us ual brand of false press propaganda." Both the telegram received by The Bulletin and one received by A. S. Embree, secretary of local No. 800, the Butte branch of the Mine Work ers' Industrial union, sent by 5I. C. Sullivan. a. member of the Tonopah strike committee, declare that the strike has not been called off and that the "miners are going to fight to a finish." iMr. Sullivan's telegrams state that the Divide, Nev., mines may resume if the demands are granted the men. He requested that publication be given in The Bulletin to his refuta tion of the press associatidn reports. that a declaration was in course of preparation which would entirely satisfy every liberty-loving person. The same day J. Mahlon Barnes' spoke at the Barbers' convention in! Buffalo, where 750 delegates were in ] attendance. Assurance has been given that the Barbers' and Mine' Workers' organizations will both en dorse the program of the American Freedom convention and send dele-, gates to the same. Other national organizations that will have delegates are the United Cloth Hat and Cap Makers, the Fur Workers, the Commercial Telegraph ers, and an increasing number of credentials are being daily received from central bodies and local organi zations. A number of delegates now attend (Continued on Page Two.) GCORONER'S JURY RETURNS OPEN VERDICT Declines to Fix Blame on Any Person fo _the Death of Grover C. Burns. Knife Wound Cause of Death. The coroner's jury called yester day to inquire into the death of Grover C. Burns, who was found dead from a knife wound over the heart early Monday morning, de clined to fix the blame for the man's death on any person, merely return ing an open verdict in which it was held that Burns died from shock and hemorrhage caused by a knife wound in the left breast. The jury's verdict also stated: "The testimony (lid not show how or by whom the wound was inflicted, as there were no eye witnesses." The verdict was re turned about 5 o'clock. Testimony showing that just pre vious':t.:( bi4 death. Burns had bru tally' beaten Bessie M. Clarke. with whim.t?"Tie'ias said to -have lived at 330 South Montana street, was in troduced by Mrs. Daw, a fellow roomer, who testified that she was in the room when Burns met his death. Mrs. Daw declared, however, that the first she knew of Burns' wound was when she saw him stag ger against a wall and slide to the floor. Woman Brutally Beaten. In relating her story to Acting Coroner Doran and the jury, Mrs. Daw told of the assault committed on the Clarke woman: lie was quarreling with her, said Mrs. i)aw, because she wanted to leave him and go out. She was bleeding from the mlonlth. He had knocked bher teeth loose and site spat them out in her hand. Site didn't have a chance to say anything to hint. He struck (Continued on PaRg Two.' POSTALgCLERKS MAY FAVOR STRIKES Referendum Vote to Be Tak en by Entire Membership to Ascertain Sentiment of the Federation. Washington, D. C.. Sept. 19. The Eleventh convention of the Na tional Federation of Postal Employes which recently adjourned here, de cided that the proposition to elimi nate section 3, article 3, which is an expression opposing strikes in the postal service, will be submitted for a referendum vote of the entire mem bership. The sentiment among a large number of postal employes is that any anti-strike law or regula tion, is illegal and unconstitutional, and would be tantamount to re-estab lishing slavery. The convention outli~ed the fol lowing legislative program: A new wage standard; $1,800 entrance grade, $2,000 second grade, and $2,400 maximum grade, with $2.500 and $2,600 grades for special clerks and 75 cents an hour for substitutes. A temporary wage increase of 50 per cent to be enacted pending the adop i tion of the new classification. Time !and a half for overtime with double time for Sunday and holiday service: thirty days' vacation and thirty days' sick leave; official recognition of the postal organizations; forty-four hour weekly working standard; fifteen mintmtes timie differential in every hour of night work; indorsement of the Sterling-Lehlbach retirement bill; court of appeals; a proper ef ficiency rating system; recognition of seniority rights, and other important issues. FOR SELF-DETERMINATION. (Special United Press Wire.) Sydney, N. S. W., Sept. 19.-By a vote of 29 to 28, .the New South Wales assembly expressed itself in favor for self-determination for Ire land. CONGRESS GREETS HERO World Knows Now Who Won the War. Reception Given to Pershing Breaks All Records. (Special United Press Wire.) Washington, Sept. 19.--Congress told the world yesgterday who won the war-"Black Jack" Pershing, and the reception which it gave to the returned A. E. F. head broke all rec ords for enthusiasm. Champ Clark, in presenting the general with a resolution of thanks, referred to him as "a man whom 1 110,000,000 people were proud to claim as their countryman." Sena tor Cummins, representing Vice President Marshall, who could not attend, greeted Pershi.g as the mran who led in the "ilmost impressive spectacle in all the annals of war fare." Speaker Gillette welcomed Persh ing in behalf of the house, declaring that he typified the spirit of the American army. General Pershing, in responding to the addresses of welcome, said "this honor affords me profound gratitude as recognition of the achievements of our splendid army. The burdens that have fell to the lot of your sol diers have been heavy and the way beset with many obstacles, but faith in the righteousness of our cause and trust in Almighty God has given us courage and inspiration. "The trials of battle demanded spartan endurance and the utmost self-sacrifice. Never have men faced a more difficult task, nor borne greater hardships and never have troops shown a finer spirit of wil lingness or a more resolute pur pose." TAKE TROOPS OUT OF RUSSIA SAY CARMEN (Special to The Bulletin.) hllicao. Sejpt. 19.-'The Utiiual IcIventitiunii of the AinalgU muatcd A"i,'iationll of Strcel i id Ele.ICric liailway Eumployes. imeetilg iln hliicago, adopted ai resolultilon delnanudinig the recog iition, I' lie s)oviet governmient and the iimediate withdrawal of all i'ro,., fron Russia.. JoIhn Mooney. brother of Tho)mas Mooney. is delegate to the coIveltion I'romi SaI n V'anIoisco; WILSON OPPOSED TO POLICEMEN'S UNION Sends Telegram Saying Or ganization Should Not Be Countenanced or Per mitted. Washington, Sept. 19.-In the telegram received by the city gov ernment from President Wilson, in which he said that an organization of policemen shoutld not be counte naced or permitted, he also stated that tle wanted to deal with the police in a "most just and generous way" cut declared against any a. sociation of police of any great cit with the view of bringing "pressure" on the public that might "endanger the public peace or embarrass the maintenance of order." .Commissioner Brownlow of the District of Columbia, read the presi dent's telegram before the senate committee. which is considering a bill introduced by Senator Myers of Montana, "to withhold the pay of all Washington police who affiliate with the American Federation of Labor." JOHNSON TAKES HIS FINAL FLING Says Nation Has Spent Mil lions to Laud Power. Re- it turns to Capital to Take Up Fight. (Special United Press Wire.) Lhcoln. Neb., Sept. 19.-1)eclar ing the league covenant to be a psy chological distortion and a natural result of a national propaganda to not tell the truth and not to expose the wrongdoing in high places. Sen ator Johnson took his final fling at President Wilson's ideals at the com mercial club luncheon here. He said that during the last two years the nation had spent millions to laud power and had picked pock ets in order to poison minds. He said the press had to print just what it was told to prinl. Washington, Sept..-'. 19.--Republi can' leaders are reacdf~or, thQoirst voting test next week on the German peace treaty and its League of Na tions covenant. Word was sent to Senator Johnson of California, author of an amend ment to equalize the voting power of Great Britain and thie United States in the league and first up for con- = sideration, to return at once so that debate on the amendment might pro ceed Monday, with the hope of voting on it by the end of the week. The message was sent to the Cali fornia senator by Senator Borah of Idaho after a conference with Chair man Lodge of the foreign relations committee. Senator Lodge declared there would be no vote on amendments this week, and opponents of the league are prepared to resist attempts to force one by Senator Hitchcock of Nebraska, leader of the administra tion's fight for ratification. The treaty will be called up for (Continued on Page Two.) J Mrs. IRena Mooney, wife of Tomn Mooney, addressed the convention and urged the membership to take part in the 24-hour strike scheduled for Oct. 8, as a protest against the imprisonment of Mooney and all class-war and political prisoners. PRISONERS IEAYE BEFORE BREAKFAST (Special United Press Wire.) Vancouver, Wash., Sept. 19. When the jailers took breakfasts into the Clark county jail yesterday morning, they found that they had four meals too many, four prisoners having sawed their way to freedom during the night. No trace of the prisoners has been found. WILL HOLD TOWN AT ALL COSTS (Spetcial United Press nWire.) Komne, Sept. 19.--Gabriele d' Annunzio, in assumning the gov ernorship of Fiume, announced he would hold the town at all costs, blowing it up rather than sur render It to foreign forces. .oth the citizens iAd the soldiers of Fiume have thrown their lot in with the poet, it is reported. WHOLESALERS' FRIEND QUITS AS MART CHIEF )Despite the fueI Ihat Mayor Stodden had flat-footedly de cialecd Itl( ic e wouhld stand by his gulls aid, in the face of out raged publllic sentilmclll cinilu him ini the position of city market iaster. T. 'l Tluscott, East Park street merchant and irominient member of the mierchants' division of the Employ ers' association, this malluing capitulated to the onslaughts of Ihe hlulletii. the Bllte Cousunmers' league and the Trades and Labor assembly, and resigned. Official conl'irmatioui of the reports of Mr. Truscott's action was issued at the mayor' s office this afternoon. The mayor SAILORS' UNION VOTES ON STRIKE ('hicags, Sept. 19.-A ticup of shipping on the Great. Lakes be 'intelll it .Qssibility wity with the an nullncenment ltht the Sailors' un ion of the Great L.'tkwns was voting on i1 strike in sympathy with the strike of steel workers of thine country called for Sept. .. Pass age of the strike proposal, accord ing to union officials, is practi. cally nissured. The walkout would involve approxhinately 12,000 sen nien,t firemellln atld cooks, it was said. MERRESSA IS FOUND GUILTY Jury Fixes Punishment for Man Who Murdered D. W. Thomas at Life Imprison ment. MERESSA - lips Emille Mlerressa was found guilty of murder in the first degree and his punishment was fixed by the jury at life imprisonment. The ver dict was returned this morning. Merressa was charged with the Inur der of David W. Thomas, a mine guard. Fred Wyman was put on trial this morning. A jury was secured about 11 o'clock, but before any testimony was taken, Attorney Henry Livinski moved for dismissal on the ground that the complaint was not sufficient ly explicit to constitute a legal charge. The motion is being argued this afternoon. Four Youths Charged. A complaint was filed todao by County Attorney Jackson, ch :-ging John Engil with gambling. Also complaints, charging .,: al"ltl in the first degree, were filed against Hugh Riley, William !iinr. .ioseph Haddon and Donald itee These are the four youths a:joi t,' !-:I bur (Continued on Page J ,so.) W Widow' r1h e Fe P uts Bulletin's $5,000 L. icl 'Over the Top" It was a i,)v'-, !,i,. that puti the Bulletin'- :. : vi,.e ,;ver thei top. From aI . .:r rse of a little n:idd> !- Ab 'woman, who works our I) da to provide a living f(t th.. ad i two children, came t a 1d, ti ainu. It was 2!5 cents. Lae;. '1.,;.dv eveling, shortly be fore 3 0l o i, when the desk man in ih. 1:l;, tin office was getting re,,!. ~ , iV up for the night, this hr v. .-worn little Irish mother .;: ..e -tti c . ing cautiously down the i.,rk. sit-, narrow stairway which ,.lads fI, a Idaho street to the Oracle , the, )irressed. 'TI boy missed me with the e:,i:,r :,night. Have you got a iaper I- ft?" she asked. ,,. ,. *. t, gave no intimation of whom he would appoint in place of Mr. Trus cott. Unofficial reports of the resigna tion )f Mr. Truscott spread rapidly throughout the city curb market and later the streets of the downtown district this morning. At the city hall some of the officials, declared there, was no truth in the report while others admitted that Truscott either had already resigned or was contealplatlpg resignation? :The of ficial announcement of the mayor set at rest all doubts. A csnnfitttee fritdiT fhritte Con uminers' league, numbering about. a score of women, waited on the mayor early this afternoon, deter mined to show his honor that the womnen of the city whom they repre sented would not stand for Mr. Truscott as market master. The ladies had with them a copy of the lesolutions adopted by the Consum ers' league meeting last night in which the ladies held that while the mayor's action in defending his ap pointment of Truscott was permiss able, that in order to relieve a very strained situation," they asked True cott '.o come to the rescue of the mayor and voluntarily resign. It is thought that the action of the women, which was communicated to MI'. Truscott, assisted materially 14 helping him arrive at the decision to break the deadlock between the mayor and the citizens by resigning. At their meeting with the mayor this afternoon, the women's commit tee again pleaded with Mr. Stodden to name some one to the position who would be acceptable to the women of the city, the labor inter= ests and the consumers generally. At !the meeting last night severe censure was given of the manner in (Continued on Page Two.) CITY WORKERS TO FORM CENTRAL COUNCIL New York, Sept. 19.-A proposal. that all organized groups of New York city employes should form a central council to be affiliated with the American Federation of Labor was approved at a conference held here of executive members of 15 city employes' unions. The proposal, which includes a provision that steps be taken to ob tain charters from the American Fed eration of Labor for the few groups f cit y employes not already organ izeL. so that the entire body number iit aipproximately 100,000, may be so.:;ciated with the American Feder iilll of Labor, will be referred back to the various unions for action. Her need w.as supplied. "I &enerally 'istch for. the boy pretty close," she.~hJ. "and maake sure of my paper ,when he houes bye But tonight I mussed him. "Have you got all41ghe money y."' she continued solicttously, as turned to go,-out. "Anyway, here., a quarter for the paper," And ebe . stepped back to lay the coin on t.i-. countbr, then hurried away. Investigation of the progreass o. the $5,000 drive revealed the 1;?.. that Norah Brady's two-bits caro.[; the fund "over the top," with fi cents for good measure. And I.R vestigation of Mrs. Brady's addreUt,. disolosed the heart-warming tfaO. that the woreik woman bad walke. `, eight blocksyg get the BulleVtr`) which seine or had falted to do ' liver.