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1.11 Domestic Labor News 5,000 Piano Workers Out. New York.-More than 5,200 em ployes in piano manufacturing shops went out on strike on Oct. 2 to en force their demand for a living wage and better conditions of labor. The demands are for a 44-hour week, a $6 a day minimum for week workers and a $7 a day minimum for piece-workers, and double time for overtime and legal holidays. Organizer Rudolph Modest stated that probably more than 5,200 work ors struck,, but that not all shops have reported the figures. Further more the partly organized ware housemen will be completely organ NOTICE TO GREAT FALLS READERS. Where the Bulletin Is sold: Oscar Prescott, 18 becond street South. Ed Landgren, 408 First avnnue South. The World's News company. Corner First National bank building. Corner Fourth and Central, two regular newsmen. SAY YOU SAW IT IN BULLETIN ESPERANTO SHOE SHOP C. L. WILLIAMS, Prop. FIRST-CLASS, WORK AND MATERIAL 311 EAST MERCURY STREET SAY YOU SAW IT IN BULLETIN HERE'S YOUR' UNION AND WHERE IT MEETS Notice to Union Officials! The Bulletin is publishing a direc tory of unions with the names of of ficers, place and time of meetings. This directory will keep your union constantly before the public and your members. It is a short-cut road to well attended meeting nights and greater interdst in your organ ization. Your union should be rep resented in this column. The rate is very low. Write to our Labor Ed itor or Advertising Department for rates. The Bulletin is the official orga of the State Metal Trades Council. BUTTE STREET CAR MEN'S UN. ION, Division No. 381-Meets ,v ery first and third Wednesday: at Carpenters' Union hall. President, D. A. McMillian. Financial secretary. ien Ivey. Recording secretary, Wil bur A. Hoar. BLACKSMITHS AND HELPERS No. 456, postomfide 'box 838--lMet: every Friday at 7:30 at Carpenters' hall, 156 West Granite street. Presi dent, Wm. Doorian; recording secretary, Ed A. Davis, 1901 Roberts ave.; business agent, Wm. McGowan, room 106 Penn. Blk. Phone 2126. INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCE OF THEATRICAL STAGE EM PLOYES AND MOVING PICTURE MACHINE OPERATORS OF U. S. C. LOCAL 94.-Meets the second Mon Cdy in the month at 10:30 a. m., at T. M. A. hall, 41 North Wyoming str.et, Sam Spiegel, Sec., P. O. Box 737. BROTHERHOOD OF BOILERMAK ERS', IRON SHIPBUILDERS' and HELPERS' Local No. 130-Secre tary, Walter Goodland, Jr., 1819 Whitman ave. Meets second and fourth Tuesdays at 215 N. Main st. BROTHERHOOD RAILWAY CAR MEN OF AMERICA, Copper Lodge No. 430-Meets second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. Odd Fellows' hall, Front street. BUTTE METAL TRADES COUNCIl -Meets every Wednesday evening at 101 S. Idaho. President, James F. O'Brien; secretary, Leo Daly; treasurer, Fred Allen; postoffice box 770. Telephone 2085. BUTTE TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION, No. 126-Meets second Sunday in the month at I. O. G. T. hall, 215 North Main st. Secretary, F. J. Glenn, Box 585. GENTRAL PIPE FITTERS' UNION No. 710-Meets first and third Fridays in each month, at K. of P. hall. John Kerrigan, secretary, 1338 Iowa ave., Butte. Executive commit. tee meets every Friday night. INTERNATiONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS, in side wirenren, local No. 623, meets every Monday night at Carpenters' hall at 8 o'clock. FARMERS AND WAGE-EARNERS UNITE The NONPARTISAN LEAGUE is fighting the ENEMIES of you both. Big' Business is robbing Fannrmers and Wage. Earners alike. You must come together fight together and you'll win together. The NONIARTISAN LEAGUE is the LINK that will bring you TOGETHLR. Farmers, Join the League!. Wage-Earners, Support It! ized preparatory to their being called out. Who Is Fighting the Steel Trust? Chicago.-As the capitalistic press from day to day tries to convey the impression that the steel strike is an affair of no consequence, it is well to recall how many labor unions are really on strike against Judge Gary and his fellow-capitalists. The "New Majority" of this city has made the following interesting compilation: Blacksmiths, International Broth erhood of; Boilermakers and Iron Shipbuilders of America, Brother hood of; Brick and Clay Workers, Uhnited; Bricklayers, Plasterers and Masons, International Union of America; Bridge and Structural Iron Workers, International Association of; Coopers' International Union; Electrical Workers, International Brotherhood of; Foundry Employes, International Brotherhood of; Hod Carriers'. Building and Common La borers' Union of America, Interna tional; Iron, Steel and Tinplate Workers, Amalgamated Association of; Machinists, International Asso ciation of; Metal Polishers' Union ol North America; Mine, Mill an.t Smelter Workers, International Un ion of; Mine Workers of Americs, United; Molders' Union' of North America, International; Pattern Makers' League of North America; Plumbers and Steamfitters, United Association of; Quarry Workers Tn ternational Union of North America; Railway Carmen of America, Broth erhood of; Seamen's Union of. Amer ica, International; Sheet Metal Workers' International Alliance, Amalgamated; Stationary Firemen and Oilers. International Brother hood of; Steam and Operating En gineers, International Union of; ISteam Shovel and D)redgemen, Inter JOURNEYMEN BARBERS' LOCAL No. 635 meets every first and third Mondays, American hall. Chas. Roll man. Pres. J. R. Costello, Sec. ELECTRICAL WORKERS, LOCAI. UNION No. 65.--Meets every Fri day evening at 8 p. m., Moose Hall, East Park street. President. R. S. Smith; vice president, E. E. Brown; recording secretary, Nick Ma rick; financial secretary and business agent, W. C. Medhurst. Secretary's office room 106 Penn. Blk. INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MACHINISTS' HELPERS, No 859-Meets every Friday evening at I. O. G. T. hall, 215 N. Main st., at 7:30 p. inm. INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MACHINISTS, No. .88-Meett. every Thursday evening at K. of P. hall, South Main. st. F. J. Lynch; financial secretary; J. F. O'Brien business agent, Carpenters' hall. MUSICIANS' UNION--Meets third Tuesday in each inonth; board of directors meets first Tuesday. A Budd, president; E. C. Simmons, sec retary, 116 Hamilton st. 'el.2858-W UNITED ASSOCIATION OF PLUMB ERS AND STEAM FITTERS, Lo cal No. 41-Meets every Monday, 8 p. m., Carpenters' hall. Secretary, MI. .J. Dignan, Box 740. Office: Room 8, Carpenters' hall. SHEET METAL WORKERS' UNION -Meets second and fourth Tues days in each month, at Carpenters hall. M. O'Neill, secretary, Box 196 Butte. CASCADE COUNTY TRADES AND LABOR ASSOCIATION - Meets every Friday night at 8 o'clock al Carpenters' hall. A. Budden, presi dent; A. T. Woodruff, secretary. Box 560. Phone. 6834. GREAT FALLS MILL AND SMEL TERMEN'S UNION NO. 16, I. lU. OF M. M. AND S. W.--Great Falls, Mont., A. T. WOODRUFF, secretary treasurer. Box 1720. BUTTE FOUNDRY EMPLOYES, NO. 23, meets every third Friday in 1. O. O. F. hall on East Front street. Sam Johnson, Rec. Sec., 1024 Emma street. BUTTE BUTCHERS' UNION--Meets every Thursday at 8 p. m. at Eagles' hall, Lewisohn building. F. A. Geiser, secretary. P. O. box 82. MILL, SMELTER AND SURFACE WORKERS, UNION. - Affiliated with One Big Union of Wage Work ers. Holds regular meetings each Friday evening at 101 South Idaho street. All Mill, Smelter and Surface Workers are requested to attend. M. D. Smith. Treasurer. METAL MINE WORKERS OF America, Unit A of the One Big Union--Meets every Tuesday eve ning at 8 p. in. Hall 101 South ida ho street, Butte, Mont. Fred G. Clough, secretary. national Brotherhood of; Switch men's Union of North America. Nation-Wide Phone Strike Threatened. New York. -More and more the possibilities of a nation-wide tele phone strike are threatening, if the temper of the telephone workers in New York and New Jersey is a re liable index of the feeling of tele phone workers generally. The em ployees in these two eastern states declare that they are through with waiting, and that they may resort to a strike, which they expect will be come nation-wide, to enforce their demand for a 25 per cent increase' ,f wages. Demands presented some time ago to the New York Telephone com pany resulted in a slight increase. The raise was declared unsatisfac tory at a special meeting held late in September, and resolutions were adopted to press the company for a further raise and insist that the is sue be met squarely, either by re jection or by refusal. During the discussion the speakers were careful .to mention no names and to do nothing that'would reveal the indentity of those present. This precaution was taken because of their fear that the company had planted dictaphones in their meeting hall. Socialists to Vote for Communists. New York.--Much speculation has been rife as to what should be the attitude of members of the three par ties that have been formed out of the old socialist party as a result of the Chicago split, in case a political candidate of one of these parties were the only one whose name ap peared on the ballot. Concretely the question has come up in New York State, where, at the recent primaries in Brooklyn and Queens county, as well as in Buffalo and Rochester, "Left Wing" candi dates defeated "Right-Wing" candi dates in the primaries. These suc cessful "Left-Wing" candidates being no longer members of the socialist party, but having joined the new communist parties, socialists began to write to headquarters as to whom to support. The executive of the socialist party lof New York state has issued a dec laration, in which it strongly urges all socialists to vote for the former "left-wingers," even though they have left the party. "The working class must stand as a unit in its struggles against the capitalist class," says the declaration. "'What ever the personnel of the ticket may be, you will be voting for the work ing class and socialism." Tilanic Conflict of Printing Trades Is On. New Ybrk.-With the sole excep tion )f the newspaper offices, a gen eral 2essation of work begani on Oct. 1 in the pressrooms of the printing plants of this city, thereby making necessary the suspension of more than 200 magazines and trade pub lications and laying idle some 8,000 men. Book publishers have also joined in the fight, and there may loon be a shortage of school hooks. 'When the Association of Em'pldy iqg Printers found that the press m'en, paper handlers and job press feeders of New York, who have been expelled by their respeCtive interna tionals, were firm in .:.their deter mination to 'go on strike for a 44 hour week and a flat weekly ip crease in ,wages of $14, they antici pated them by locking them out and issuing an ulkase proscribing that only such men as are recognized by their lespective internationals will be acceptea for employment. -This readiness to recognize the interna tionals, it will be remembered, is due to the fact that the presidents of these organizations have bouqd themselves to leave the question of a 44-hour week until 1921 and to accept a $6 increase instead of the $1 4 demanded by the rebellious New York locals. It is pointed out that this is one of the first instances in the history of the labor movement where employers try to specify the organization which an employe may or may not join. The compositors, 'while' declining to vote for an official participation in the strike, inasmuch as they are still good-standing members of the A. F. of L., are nevertheless bring ing about a virtual sympathy strike by quitting work individually, or re signing "to take a vacation," as many of them put it. The industry is thus virtually at a standstill. especially in so far as national magazines of the type of 'Metropoli tan. Good Housekeeping, Hearst's, Cosmopolitan, etc., are concerned, Meanwhile, however, many smaller independent concerns are settling. much to the discomfiture of the pub lishers' association, which is. find ing that even the threat 'that no electrotyping firm would fill orders for a concern that makes peace with the rebels, does not work. That the New York publishers w:11 Snot be able to make good on their assertion that they would remove the entire printing industry of New York, which comprises 90 per cent of the magazine publishing and 75 per cent of the book publishing of the country, to anothter city, appear, from the action of the Chicago Typo grapical Union 16, which- has .de I clared its reaidiness to cdme to the i aid of the New York workers. by re Sfusing to execute any "struck" !work. If you read the Bulletin patronize its advertisers. I - Irce ýýýýn Foreign Labor News Socialist International In Peace Treaty. Lucerne.-At the interi:tional so cialist conference, convoked in Aug ust by the Bureau of the Scond In ternational, a resolution was passed declaring that "the present league of nations has the appearance of being an organization of capitalist and bourgeois states." At the same time it is hailed as "the first fifective in ternational organ." Among the modifications in the present plan Which the socialist con ference deems it immediately imper ative to make are the following: All people should be included pro vided they show by their democratic institutions that they are capable of keeping their engagemetnts; The peoples should be given a vote and the proposed league tr;ansformed from a league of governments into a veritable world parliament; The right to make war, which still obtains in the proposed scheme, should be abrogated and obligatory acceptance of arbitration substitut ed; Disarmament should be made a fact; An economic council, similar to the labor council already provided in league covenant, should be created, charged with eliminating pr'otection ism and other economic ant algonismns. Prisoners of War. In the course of the sessions of! the international socialist confer ence, which met here in August, a remarkable compilation of figures was produced, showing that a mil lion and a half of human beings are living in a state of virtual slav ery, owing to the fact that, although the armistice has been signed months ago, prisoners of war still continue to be held by the various govern ments whose armies captulred them. Following aie some of the figures: Of 800,000 German prisoners. 345,000 are detained by France, 200,000 by England, 50,000 by America, 50,000 by Belgium, and 50,000 by Serbia, RIumania and iu Siberia. Of 300,000 Russian prisoners, 240,000 are in Germany and the re mainder in France. Of 110,000 Bulgarian prisoners, 80,000 are still in Macedonia, and 30,000 distributed among France, Serbia and Greece. SIn a ringing resolution the social ist international protests "against. this maintenance in a veritable state of slavery of a population of 1,500, 000 human beings, whose conditions of life and work, terribly aggravated since the armistice, often do not ad mit the possibility of their communi cating with their distressed families, who frequently cannot even discover whether their fathers, their sons or husbands are well or ill, whether they are even alive or dead." 77 Delegates Attend Internatiomnl. New York.-Official reports of thel international socialist conference called by the Bureau of the. Second International, just received in this country, show that the representa tion by countries. of. this conference,, which was held at Lucerne, Switzer land, during the second week of Aug-I ust, was as follows: Great Britain, 3; France, 11; Netherlands, 2; Denmark, 1; Uk raine, 7; Tcheko-Slovakia, 2; Spain, 2; Portugal, 1; Georgia, 2; Russia, 7; German-Austria, 3; Palestine, 2; Italy, 2; Rumania, 3; Luxembourg, 2; Caucasia, 2; Corea, 2; Norway, 1; Lithuania, 2; Poland, 2; Sweden, 1; Jugo-Slavia, 2; Lettland, 4; to tal, 77. GERMANY. Noske to Repeat Berlin Tactics. Berlin.-Recently Gustav Noske, minister of defense, speaking at t Dresden, where the Saxon social I democrats were holding their party, meeting, said: "I will oppose with all my energy any attempt to introduce the Rus sian system into Germany. If it isl a matter of taking the life of a cou ple of thousand mad-cap persons in order to save a hundred thousand peaceable citizens, I will act as I did in Berlin, Hamburg, Bremen and Munich. The hopes of the world revolu tion are a soap bubble. It is not my ideal to be obliged to establish sol diery after peace conditions, but we must acquiesce. An army without discipline is tomfoolery. Troops with .self-erected leaders break asunder at the moment of danger like glass. If in the promotion of Officers I had the choice between a badly qualified social democrat and a capable, decent, honorable con servative, I should promote the con servative." IIUSSIA Anti-Soviet I'Paper Decries Interven tioln. New York. ---A government sup ported.by foreign bayonets could not be a national government and could .iot lead in 1he regeneration of the nation," declares a prominent Rus sian, Menshtleik journal, in discuss ing allied aid to admiral Kolchak, According to 'he Russian soviet gov ernment bur.erl here. A statemen· issued by the bureau reads: "The Nash(. Dyelo, a Right Men-: ,hevik paper ,f Irkutsk, in its issuel oX July 29, discusses editorially thei 'public sent ie it in Siberia on the lutervention issue. According to thit paper c:,,orvention is favored! only by the 1ht (monarchist) par ties. Alltso r list and bourgeois lib eral parties at present opposed to intervention. The leading cadet pa per, the O(i chestvyennya Vyedo mo0ti' (Fatherland Record) is' out spoken in it opposition to foreign intervention. It is worthy of note that this paier is the organ cf Mr. Byelorussov, who was appointed by Admiral Kolchak last May to head the commission for drafting an elec tion law for the proposed All-Russian national assembly. In a series of ar ticles his paper has recently warned against inviting foreign military aid. "'It showed,' says Nashe Dyelo, referring to these articles, 'that a government supported by foreign bayonets could not be a national gov ernment and could not lead in the regeneration of the antion; that such a government would be asso ciated in the minds of the people with foreign invasion, the conse quences of which would seriously affect the future of the nation; that even the capture of Moscow by the force of foreign bayonets would in no way guarantee the regeneration of the state, but that, on the con trary, the presence of an alien force would only strengthen the anarchy which would flare up immediately upon the withdrawal of the foreign troops. This very fact would tend to prolong the stay of the foreign troops in the country, and a pro longed stay of these troops and their use against Russian citizens could not help affecting the very being of 1he nation.' " ARGENTINA Regional Federation C'ombats Reac tion. New York.-- A copy of "El Obrero Ferroviaria." ("The Railway Work er") dated July 1, and just received from Buenos Ayres, contains a re p)ort of the congress of the Workers' Regional Federation of Argentina, held in Buenos Aires June 28 and 29. The conference was called to de cide upon the action that labor must take against the reactionary wave that was sweeping over the Argen tine. One hundred and fifty-eiiht, organizations participated in the con foerence. Legislation. to curb the rising pow or of labor in the South American replublic, is being drafted by a spe cial commission of the house of dep) uties. To thwart the reaction. which now centers in the work of this conm mission, the workers' congress de cided: 1. To hold a simultaneous public demonstration in all parts of the country, in order that the workers might have an opportunity to exlpress their sentiments regarding the pro posed legislation. 2. In case the legislation were * UUEEUEIIINUUU/IIUIUEEIEEEEEEEEE.EEEEElhEE a DEMAND THE SUNION LABEL and be assured it was not -made in a sweat shop UNION MADE GOODS AND WHERE SOLD CHICAGO SHOE STORE Palace Clothing 7 8. MAIN ST. SEND YOURStore Union MadeShoes J O K and Shoe Store Union MadeTO THE 53-55 E. PARK STREET FWORK AND DRES BULLETIN Clothing, Shoes and Fur WORKnishings of all kinds with BRANCH 43 E. PARK ST. the Union Label 0. K. STORE SHIRLEY MEN'S HATS 24 E. PARK ST. CLOTHES SHOP Union Made 14 N. MAIN ST. NICKERSON Clothing, Shoes, Hats, Union Made Suits THE HATTER Overalls, Jumpers, Gloves and Hats 112 W. PARK STREET Suspenders, etc. WVe recongize the fact THE ONLY that the way of the BIG 4 worker is the right way. EXCLUSIVE MEN'S Union Made Shoes for the FURNISHING 17 W. PARK STREET Entire Family. SHOP IN BUTTE UNION MADE Golden Role Shoe Store Golden Rule ShoeStorbe CHats, Caps, Ties, Work or 39 E. PARK ST. Cannon's Shirt Shop Dress Shirts, Suspender o Always the lest possible RIALTO BUILDING Overalls, Tailoring, and sible price. "Your Bosom Friend" Clothing. ASK FOR BEST IN ,THE WEST WALK-OVER HOLSOM BREAD CIGAR SHOES Made in Butte IUNION MADE Patronize your Union Broth For sale by all dealers ers. Mail orders solicited and given prompt attention. Made by IIEST IN THE WEST CIGAR UNION MADE HOME BAKING CO- Tel. T131-M Galena St. 16 Wet Park st. passed, over the protest of the work- ers, the federal council was direct ed to call a general strike. 3. In order to put these two res olutions into effect, the congress di rected the fedteral council to take such action as would secure greater solidarity among tihe workers of the country. Teachers' Strike T'les I'p All Buncos Aireis. Buenos Aires.-A general strike called in sympathy with striking teachers has tied up the city and province of Mendoza. The strike followed upon the re fusal of the school authorities to force the resignation of the provin cial director of schools, who had met with the disapproval of the Teach ers' union. The union struck, also in protest over the dismissal of a number of its muembers. The strike is so complete that. newspapers have suspended and po lice are operating the tramways. MEXICO Workers Blame American Capitalists New York.-Recent numbers of "Pro-Paria," the official organ of the Federation of Syndicates of Orizaba, Mexico, contain resolutions and man ifestos, directed by the workers of Mexico to the workers of the United States, urging them to oppose inter vention by the United States in the domestic affairs of Mexico. These resolutions lay the blame for the interventionist movement upon the capitalists of the United States, who, not in the least terrified by nearly five years of blood-letting in Europe, are now prepared to begin a new war with Mexico in defense of the invest ments and business ventures for which they are responsible there. The remedy urged is such a wave of opposition from the workers of the United Stales that neither the congress nor the president will dare to take the steps that will result in intervention. RUSSIA Hopeless Confusion in Paris Reguard. ing Soviets. Paris.---The hopeless confusion in which the peace conference at Paris is finding itself over the Russian sit nation is well illustrated in the fol lowing dispatch sent by the special correspondent of the "Manchester Guardian" to his paper on Septem ber 17: "All Paris is wondering whether the council has really decided at last on the Russian question or not. The British authorities last night gave out the singular statement to the ef feet that it had been decided that Russian destinies were in the future to be sdttled by themselves as long as they refrain from attacking their neighbors. This statement, of which the significance escaped no one. was regarded as a direct effect of the presence of Mr. Lloyd George in the council and the alteration in many of his views which has come from the recent by-elections in England. "None of the other delegations, however, know anything about this decision. The Americans, indeed, flatly deny that the subject of Rus sia was even discussed at all, and this denial was published this morn ing in the local editions of the Amer ican press. Inquiry at the Hotel Crillon finds the American diplomats quite determined about this. 'The French, for their part, pro fess themselves simply amazed and unable to give any explanation. They point out that the huge Russian ques tion, even supposing Mr. Lloyd George was completely changed in his opinion on the advisability of fighting the soviets, could not be spttled in the short time that could have been given to it yesterday morn ing. This sounds reasonable. Every one is asking how such a decision could have been taken in the time at their disposal. Still the fact re mains that the decision was an nounced. So far the French press have simply ignored the whole mat ter with the exception of the 'Popu laire,' which this afternoon reprints the mention made of the decision in England this morning. "The matter is therefore very mys terious, and one must wait for new developments before examining the terms of the alleged decision. Mean time Paris is explaining to itself that Mr. Lloyd George was in a difficult political situation, and that the Eng lish people are absolutely opposed to Russian intervention. It is hoped that some further statement will clear up the position soon. Until that. comes the whole matter remains inexplicable." NORWAY Christiania.-In connection with the lock-out of compositors, litho graphers and chemists, the Board of Trade Unions has announced sympa hetic strikes in various industries. Fifty thousand workers are affected. London.--In 1918 thirty-five new languages were added to the publica tions of the British and Foreign Bible society, making 517 in which the Bible is printed. Bulletin Want Ads Get Results. Phone 52.