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Of Workers by the Hired Gunmen of the Steel Kaise TELEPHONES 7nAfj PAGES usiness Office..........52 e Editorial Room s... 292 1 V1L. 2.-NO. 32. l'l TTI, M NT'ANA, THURSI_)AY, 1'lPTEMBE 25, 19 19. PRICE F JEALOUSY CAUSES MURDER AND SUICID _____. "HOFFMAN DROPS" VICTIM CUTS THROAT OF NEIGHBOR Through the discovery of Jack Lynch's decapitated body in the basement of IHarry Clough's home at 1647 Florence avenue this afternoon, and the identification of the body of the man found yesterday in Lake Avoca, the mystery surrounding the disappearances simultaneous ]y .both of Lynch and Clough has been solved. Every indication points to the fact that Clough lured his next door neighlbor Lynch, into the Clough home five, drav num nnnd thn .Illrll'A1 - I. five days ago and there murdered him, later walking to Lake Avoca and suiciding. Unfounded jealousy of Lynch and the belief that the lat ter had caused Mrs. Clough to leave home without giving her address, is believed to be responsible for the crinme. Lynch's bloody body was found in the cellar of the Clough home early this afternoon by Motorcycle Officer I)an Regan, who had been sent to search the house at the request of the sisters of Lynch. As the officer entered the cellar he stumbled over the dead Ibody.of Ivagh. Chief of Police Murphy was noti fied and immediately left for the scene. Investigation brought to light the fact that Lynch's head had been practically severed from his body, a thin shred of flesh being'all that bound the head to the shoulders. A keen 5-inch butcher knife covered with blood and a 5-pound miners' hammer, found lying beside the body offered mute testimony of the ween ons with which Clough killed his sup posed rival for the affections of Mrs. Clough. That Lynch did not die without putting up a fight is evidenced by the knife wounds on his hands and fore arms, showing that lie . had vainly fought with the assailant in an ef fort to protect himself from the mnur derous thrusts. inmediately after his bivestiga tion of the murder of Lynch, Chief Murphy secured Harrison Northcott, a young man residing at 26 B street, a personal friend of Clough. who ac coimpanied the chief to the undertak ing parlors, where the young man positively identified the body found in Lake Avoca yesterday morning as that of Clough. Various relatives of Clough had partly identified the body yesterday, but were awaiting the ar rival of Mrs. Clough, who had been in retirement in the Flahhead lake district since her disagreement with her husband a week ago, in order to make the identification positive. According to the reconstruction of the crime and suicide made by the police after interviewing various persons in the neighborhood, it is (Continued on Page Eight.) SEVEN INJURED BY EXPLOSION (Special United Press Dispatch.) Montreal, Sept. 25.-At least seven persons were injured when an acetylene tank in the welding room of the Vickers Shipbuilding company plant exploded late this afternoon. Jury Returns Verdict of Guilty Against Joe Kelly Joe I). Kelly was found guilty of burglary in the first degree. The jury, after being out five and a half lours, returned a unanimous verdict. His punishment was left to the court. Sentence will be pronounced Satur day. Oct. 4. The 12 men apparently came to the conclusion that oreaking into a home with guns and violence with intent to steal constitutes burglary under the law, whether the prize sought is whisky or only diamonds. In this case the booty was 173 cases of the best bonded liquor. The greater part, 137 cases, was recover ed by Officer John Melia within a few hours after the robbery. The remainder has never been accounted for. The whisky was stolen from the cellar of the Chappell bungalow at :-21ta Q.narth..Enunntath treat althanarkh NEGLIGENCE SHOWN HERE Railroad Employes Permit Man to Suffer Several Hours Before Notifying Officials of Accident. Complaint has been made by po lice officials that employes of the Northern Pacific railroad yesterday permitted Carl Bushland, who had been seriously injured when a switch engine backed into a freight car be side which Bushland was sitting and threw him under the wheels, to lie unattended alongside the tracks for more than an hour. It is also al leged that the railroad employes re fused to send the injured man to a hospital for several hours, forcing the police to carry him to the city emergency hospital, where first aid treatment was given by Dr. Griggs and Matron Boyle. With Bushland at the time of the accident were Fred Farmer of Man hattan and C. R. Smith of Poison. The three were awaiting the arrival of the North Coast limited, which was several hours late. The three were sitting on the rails between two freight cars when, without warning, a switch engine backed into one of the cars. Bushland was struck by a coupling lever and thrown under the wheels. Farmer was thrown between the rails and had presence of mind sufficient to lie prone until danger of being run over was passed. In the meanwhile he had pulled his injured companion from beneath the wheels, thus preventing the man from literally being cut to pieces. Neglect Injured Man. According to Farmer, the railroad employes made no attempt to tele phone to any hospital or to the police for a long period, leaving Bushland to lie alongside the tracks unattend ed for more than an hour, until, fin ally, Depot Agent E. Cox phoned to the police station. The police am bulance was rushed to the scene and Bushland was carried to the emer gency hospital. According to of (Continued on Page Eight.) it was judicially determined that Lucile Howard, proprietress of the Crystal Springs roadhouse, was the owner and was holding it as a re serve stockt for illicit traffic over her bar. This was the decision of Judge Dwyer in the district court. He ordered the stuff destroyed. Lucile, however, got a stay of execution, put up a stay bond, and carried the matter to the supreme court where it is at present pending. TAKES OVER PLANT (Special United Press Wire.) Edmonton, Alta., Sept. 25.-The city has taken over the power plant that public utilities might not be paralyzed, the owners having .refused to work the plant due to rejection of request for increased rates by the SERVILE SAM STEWART REWARDS DRAFT EVADER The oldI sto' ry lilI notlhing succeelds like success' . especially 'when l1one hIas ill'lelltial tand wealthy relatives w\illt a "ilitl." has belen u iplll y ldenI , strate id in th cae .s ' ( is \einstock, lately appolinted stale mtiarket iinspector by Conl Kelleyv's man Friday, the lioi. Samuel V. Stew\art. And (iul- is well kInownr i ll i ttte. specially Io Ie e Ilho sand.(tIs of miners, who., in lie days wiheil they were paid semli-m.loithllv, used to go i (r l" ot,l'l'ice ini an I:ast Paik street (lothing sltole land discul)lit, tlheiri timie chocks at ioles which varied front 15 to (20 per centl . li the businiess of 'scalpigii liiile checks, (llis, it is replled, was very slicessfull; so successful, in fact, thlat ihis niihtlyl l 'ofits are. said to have averaged ablout i·.$,04 u). And when he presidelint issued his call I'or u hie daft. (iis. whoi alpparently abhil's wal', was also sulccessfllli ll dodlginp g army service. (ris, ilitiigh bllle-biodied, despite the 'act. that his hardest plhysical exercise was inl collitiing his (ash prl'it s. bhecaie mlarrieid whenli ser'vice ill the dai t \was in linieu t. Although his w\if is w a\\ lixby ill her' O\w righ t il mi has w\ealthyl relatives. iil, ialtlhoughl the ilnlilllO from tlls ieI perso al iivesft.ll t ts w llId seem, to lhavet beeni sufll'i ient to suplil.p1 't her' in luxulry. while (Is was soldie ing, (il1 us ineverO went to war. uilt slayed~ beliind anld contilllned Ito roll up pro'fits. ll, it i ,may h le rel'mel 1bered, was selected by the c.ity dlraflt Ioard Ii inlliV sev\ice. He u)ppea1lledl to the distrlict board. oif w\\hich lis frienld, Albertl (Galen, hlate of Siiberia, was a iiiouii er. A\ al (I nelt l) , it must bli e 'recalled, is also a warm personal fr lieind ' tif u.s dear brother-inii.lw, iBillie Meyers. Pelraps. because of lthe int'e.essiot l i iif M . I Mi eyer iv l ( ),i .1. i. I ) illpenI 1lei le' of SyIl 1ous' Dry Goods companllly, \\xvi, by the way is the 'ather-ini-Iw ofll the aforesaid (hnus, lno decision \Vas eVer made ill Mr. Weinlilek's ippeal before Ihl dislrii l board it is said, ailil, c(se lineiitly, the appoeal iiever hving been decided. (ills iIever \lwas f'ored to . joinl the liys ill olive Na\. , of course. Ie iiwar being ee o (ve l, ls will oil h 0ave to sir hiuse to dodge, ililary dutliiy, but nil"y devoile himi self I i iarket inlspeeliºt . The 'reiflitsliip conies this way: Afler the drafllt was called. Weilnstock eilcred the Op penheier 'l mlll y bt y lwe ehinig Miss lu Carrie llpenheimher, daughter il' . I )plilpelnllule, )' Synous" and clie oif lthe most chliul iing iyou g, woe'ill illn loal society cie.les. By this act MII. \Vein.s.l k nI.It only fieciiam the soiin-i-liaw o.fi Mr'. (llliiiliopp enheimer, but il the brotlilher-ii-law of Billie Mevers. whit), iii turt. is 1le f'rienil of Alfert (;alen. I ilvernor Stewart and the rest of the olli(ifals who hal the limim say as to who) siunli serve illler the ullilly draft. Anid inow. 1Mr'. Weilinstick, prilbably beau'ise pI' that mi.i e r'elationslhip ulld lbecauIse, pus sibly, of his su.cOss ill disouiiiiing miiniels t.ime ciheeks. Ihas bhell lamied as um: of tthe twlt state marliket ilispefctiiis as i l lewarld I'mi haiviling stiayed o l lilone while the lrest of the boyvs 'were 'flounideiriliug, lfightingI aind dying iin Flanders' inllud. METAL TRADES MAKING PREPARATIONS TO CARRY STRIKE THROUGH THE WINTER CROWN COUNCIL DECISION IS AWAITED All Italy Aroused Over Fiume Situation. Resig nation of Nitti Would Solve Problem. (Special United Press Wire.) Romne, Sept. 25.-With all parts of the country aroused over the tenseness of the Fiume situation, Italy is nervously awaiting the de cision of the crown council, which is meeting today for the first time since 1882. Apparently only Premier Nitti end Foreign Minister Tittoni know the proposals which will be made for the suppression of Ga rielle D'Annunzio, but it is believed they will be drastic. Nitti's adver saries assert that his resignation would solve the Fiume crisis and quiet the country. "We are not on the eve of a revo lution, we are not on the verge of bankruptcy and we are not over taken by famine," says the Corriere D)ella Serra, "the only alarming thing in Ihe whole situation seems to be the governinent's nervousness." Reports of the success and popu larity of D'Annunzio continue to reach Rome. A Trieste dispatch re ports that his forces have occupied Toguire on the Dalmatian coast. Despite the blockade which the Italian government has established, ' provsiwions for D'Annunzio's forces in Il'iume are pouring in continually from committees in the surrounding districts, the poet announces in an official communique. It said "a iconstant stream of volunteers" was Sarriving from all parts of Italy. W-EATHERn. Reports Prove That Scabs Are Unable to Keep Ma chinery and Tools in Good Working Condition. At the regular morning session of the Metal Trades no new or imu portant matters caine up for discus sion-at least not for publication. With the departure of represen tatives of the local strikers last eve ning for various large industrial centers for the purpose of raising re lief funds, plans to carry the strike through the winter are well matured. The scab directory published be low is furnished by the strike comn mittee, and indicates that the various committees handling the strike are doing a thorough job. Reliable reports from many of the struck properties prove that machin ery and tools are in a sad state of disrepair, and that the companies are playing a costly and eventually a losing game in refusing to meet the reasonable demands of the striking Metal Tradesmen. Brother Osborn, representative of the International Structural Iron workers, arrived in Butte last eve ning and made a short talk on the local situation. Brothers Skeike and Hassat, in (Continued on Page Eight.) CASUALTY LIST In the War Between Capi tal and Labor on Vari ous Fronts. Killed Wounded Farrell .... ........ 4 Buffalo .....-- ------- 1 Newca h . ..tl. 1.. 1 IPitts burgh ....9-... Garrm y ... .............. 25 Note:--'Tll-he wounded column contains only those seriously in jured, sonme of whom will die. hes'e are Immany hundreds suffer mg m minor- wounds.' THREATOFSTRIKE HAS DESIRED EFFECT Government Invites Offi cials of Railwaymen to Hold Conference in Effort to Avert Walkout. (Special United Press Wire.) London, Sept. 25.-After several hours of deliberations, executives of the National Railway union decided to accept the government's invita tion to hold a conference, which was issued late yesterday, in an effort to avert the threatened strike. The railway men are condemned by part of the press, for what is described as an attempt to "hold up' the new ministry of transport, point ing out that there are still three months before the wage scales ex pire and that there is no justifica tion for immediate action. The critics of the government blame the situation on Sir Auckland Geddes, minister of construction, charging that the tactless letter from him was construed as a government ultimatum. The government's invitation to the railway men to hold a conference came only after the officials of the national union had sent an ulti matumn to the government in which they rejected its offer of wages and working conditions, predicting that unless a favorable reply was received by noon today, the men would be ordered to cease work. ,LOSES TEETH. (Special United Press Wire.) Oakland. Calif., Sept. 25.-Alfred Brown, 6-year-old pickaninny, will live, but he will never look the same. He held a firecracker in his mouth and touched it off. Three teeth a;re COSSACKS OF CAPITALISM. KILL BOTH MEN AND WOMEN (Special to The Bulletin.) I'illsurghI. Sept. 25.--W-illiamn Z. Foster, secretary-ltreas - Iiuce of' tie naltionall c(eoIlmit ee for organizing the iron and steel Vworikers, est.i it ed I that oni the third( day of the nation-wide steel striike 31 45,000 imeni were out. The- steel industry is tied up, Ie said. An imlporitunt session of the executive committee was held \'cedlesday at \\which ihe developments of the most remanlrkable w\\alkout of workers in the*industrial history of the country werlce cOnI S'it'eredt. The sitat ioni a as iegards hie liethihelini Steel company, em iluyinig 50,1t)) ileni, wais Itaken lI) and a letter sent to Eugene CONSUMERS LEAGUE WINS Mayor Accepts Resignation of T. C. Truscott, Who Proved Too Unpopular With Butte Consumers. Itowing to the will of the people, Mayor Stodden yesterday afternoon reced'.d from his previous position and decided to accept the resignation of T. C. Truscott from the office of city market master, which had been presented a week ago when it be camne evident the members of the Consumers league and the consuml ers generally were opposed to his alppointlment. The mayor anlnounced that he had already selected the party whom he will ctame to succeed Mr. Truscott, but stated he would not make the name public until he presents his nomination to the city council for applroval. The mayor's statement announc ing his acceptance of Mr. Truscott's resignation is as follows: "On Sept. 3, 191!9. an ordinance providing for tihe creation of a mu nicipal market for the city of Butte was passed and the appointment of a market master was provided for by the city council. "The ordinance provided that the market manager should have general care antd sulpervision over the mu nicipal market under the direction of the lmayor. Since that time, mlany applications have been re ceived by mne for tllhe position of mar ket master, and after serious con sideration I appointed T. C. Trus cott 1o that office, for the reason that Mr. Truscott has been at success ful business man in this city for a numb.r of years and is familiar with the duties existing in that office. "His experience, honesty and abil ity, of which I ams earnestly confid ent, would have assured his success as mnarket master, as well as the suc cess of the market. "However, in view of the fact that (Continued on Page Six.) Merchants Allowing Food to Spoil Will Be Prosecuted Declaring that it has come to his attention that many of the mercan tile institutions of Ithe city are in the habit of keeping meat, fish, fruit and other eatables in storage until spoiled rather thani place them on the market. Assistant City Attorney Juttner today declared that such practices are in violation of a city ordinance which has been inoperative on the books for years and asserted that he would prosecute all such cases that were brought to his atten t ion. "\'hile, thanks to the public mar kot. prices on most of the necessities iln Butte have been lowered appreci ably," said Mr. Juttner, "the fact re mains that the prices on some arti cles are still rather high. Y have learned recently of a number of'in staices in which stores have held foodstuffs until it was spoiled rather it. Grace, president of the company, asking for a reply on the general de mands of the committee before Mon day at 4 p. m. All other steel interests are already affected by the strike, including the main plants of the United States Steel corporation, which precipitated the walkout by refusing a conference. Numerous casualties are reported to strike headquarters, especially from the important steel centers in the Monougahela valley, where four troops of the Penrtsylvanix state con stabulary, the town burgesses and the company tools are trying to break the strike with gun and bludgeon. John Fitzpatrick, chairman of the organizing committee, denied that a general strike in other industries was being considered, saying a walkout of miners and railroad men except in local situation was "newspaper talk." "We've got a big enough strike on our hands already; the biggest the country has ever seen, conducted by 25 co-operating unions of the Ameri can Federation of Labor, and we are gratified by the tremendous re sponse," lie said. Killed and Wounded. The killed and wounded in the first three days of the strike include three strikers killed by constabulary at Farrell, Pa., and ten who have gunshot wounds. Woman in Bed Shot. The wife of a striker was killed in Newcastle, Ia., shot while in bed, one man was killed in Buffalo, N. Y., one striker in Pittsburgh proper, is dying of a bullet wound. Eight per sons were killed in the week preceed ing the strike, including Mrs. Fannie Sellins, organizer of the United Mine Workers. Disgrace to America. "Natrona, McKeesport, Clairton and Homestead are a disgrace to America, and it is time that the gov ernment should act," John'Fitzpat rick remarked before leaving to appear before the senate committee at Washington Wednesday. Scores have been killed and wounded in the steel towns in the last three days. (Continued on Page Six.) MAIL CLERKS VOTE TO STRIKE (Special United l'ress Wire.) St. Louis, Sept. 25.--The rail way mail clerks voted 98 per cent in favor of a nation-wide strike in case their demands for increased pay are not met by the United States Railway administration, ac cording to Chairman, Scott, of the board of adjustment. then were compelled to throw the stuff on the city dump. "In these days when so many peo ple are going on short rations and many actually suffering for the lack of food, that any foodstuffs at all should be allowed to spoil is criminal. Under the terms of city ordinapces as they exist on the books today I find that we can hale such persona as permit food to spoil into court and, upon conviction thereof, penal ize them by a 'fine of not less than $10 nor more than $200." Mr. Juttner declares he extends an invitation not only to the mem Iers of the Consumers' league, but to the consumers generally, to report to him every ease .wherein tl ey find that some metreCtile institution has held stuff lonig .t.ough to let it spoil. .- In all a .,c.ases, he saye 4a will gladly d ir up warranht. 4(ri"