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AND MAYOR CONDEMNED
Communication of Consumers' League, Which Was
Shelved Until After Nomination of New Market
Master Made at Council Meeting Grills Stodden,
His Efforts on Behalf of Wholesalers and His Dis
regard of Consumers and Farmers.
General condemnation of tie may-1
or's appointment of John Legar' as
city filarket master, and equal <,,.;
demnation. of Mayor Stodden's et
tude with l.eference to his coti
the affairs of the r'arket. were o.ced
in the communication presented to)
the city council at last RWedn..-day
night's meeting. As was related its
yesterday's Bulletin, the ::i~'yi'r.
knowing Of protest presented by the
Consumers' league, changed lie o,'
der of procedure at the wocting 'o
that his, appointment of :ilr. Legare
might be annour-'ed and confir",,.w
by the council before the pro.est f-,
the Consumers' l ague: was '.:
The protest, in full, is ao foilows.
Buttle, lout.. Oct. 15, 1i-9.
To the City Council of Butte
Gentlemen: We believe the mayo.
will introduce the ,prlointment o' J.
F., Legare for the ;xuition of market
master. The Trades and Labor us
semlbly, numbering about 40 unions,
as well as the Consumers' league,
nnim.i'ing hundred iof members
throughout the city, .sl,ed your hen-.
orable body to protect the consumer
against the appointment of any per
'son "onxected .Wftr 'the' wholesale
grocery and fruit conibute of this
city. 'We hre still of the sam.- opin
ion,, as is the Trades and La: r as
sembly, as regard- 1he appointment
of M'r: Legare, who is connected with
the Silver Bow COmmis'ion complany.
whidlesale fruit mad produce, and
whose sister i MrsDe Hull, of the Hull
Fruit & Produce company.
Why is it that after the laborirg
nlen of the commenity, t.ogethi""' with
their wives, have been able to est.b
lish a curb market after two years'
iwork against the wholesale crowd.
that the wholes;alers and large re
tailers rush to their assistance and
demand to serve in a market that was
established for the benef'+ of the
producer and to elimir. : t-he deal
We also oppose the al)pointment
of M1r.'Legare because he would per
petuate the market the .hay:.r has
establishd in It', tilthy ,.ribs for
the benefit of tit-: wlholr"ialers and i
tb the eliniinatio: of the producers
or their representatives. These oril,,
were put into operation :dgaineo til
desire of the c'nusunmer f ut n city
and against the laws of the ,t;,,:j and
the nation a, :egards sanitna:'
fairs, as well as agairn' :1,. order
of the elate fire marshal '- t.le two
We state without -ese-e , t' att the
mayor c"iuld have seeure, :. locn' ic,_
for a permanent market. where the
farmers could have come with thleir
cars of vegetables, fruit, etc but
firom the very first nie ha - !;,,ne :.,sa
repairing the old filthy, d.eca,.,, in
fected, mouse, bedbu:' and ýock,oach
ridden cribs of the :' u iper red light
district. i We do not *Hink he has
ever made ,.n honest. ( ie-' i,. sctura
a place for the farmer, and evein
now the farmer whose goods coult
at least be washed before usi:ng it
housed in this market, -as not btien
given a stall and every stall is " rnt
ed permanently to persons reprose:,e:
ing wholesalers. The aInty",
stated from the very fir.t th:. t
wholesalers camn to his rescue anti
he must protect them." We catn ~'.
this much for the m:ayor: lie certain
cl sticks to his frinds, coe 'what
inay in the way of objection from
This market was established or
the curb with $500 voted in the :. a
loney administration by motion of
Mr. Lou Freudenstein. This nio \i'
was spent for material for the c,:,"
market, but we h',ve no ernow;lei.te
of the council voting a further appro
atiation, so we ar,- at a loss .., know
where the mayor is going i secum
at least $2,000 he lhas spent repair
ing the old cribs, ; g since dec!l ed
a fire menace. "\e want to assure
the council right nere and now that
we worked to put the bond issue
through and when these bonds are
sold, if the city ever .'ts into any
kind of shape finaniaily, we dig not
intend that the mayor shall dedtiuct
this expenditure froe, the bond::, and
we so told him wheoa .e tboached the
Enter Saml Billings.
The fire marshal .st a case against
the owner of the dwiss Home, Ari
sona street, lately, and is now taking
the case to the supceme court. The
marshal ordered hlie building torn
down, but because of an order given
'the owner by Billings, the bu:rling
inspector, before the fire marshal
could get over hebore to demolish thie
building, it had been repairedi and a
ease brought in the district. court
to protect the marshal was lost on
account of the order given by Bil!
iiigs. Now we find that the same maan
is building another place just bet
tween the two rows of cribs used by
the mayor for a market. Surely there
is some boInd of symnpat.Iy anld un
derstanding betweten the maypr, tihe
building inspector and 1t'. Buscko.
The same method was used in re
pairing the old cribs. WV do not in
any way hd 'iI Mantle or Nr.
3erger responsiblhi for housing the
iparket in these ;ilthy places. When
Mnr. Billings, the building in-:ipeckt
Went into Mr. Perger'. ,,ftce, tI",
agent, about sia woeks ;go, he 'was
tqld to go ahead and tear do-eti the
Sbiildings, because Mr. ;·i' s
thought this was the ert and ... 'which
MhT. Billings had come. Ins, ,d. Mr.
Billings asked permission to fix thiat
tip for a perinanen. markeL, knowing
full well that farmers could not keep
gbgds over night in s;tch ' ld pjlaces,
p1 .only those bhving from the
Wb~hesalcrs daily could be housed
,-tpres and 'neat shops are rated
weekl'y by Mrs. Rozsa, .lie food in
': a'eiSt6r, aiid by Stephenson, 'tlie meat
inspector, and the rings are pub
lusheQl in the deny plms,. This rat
ing is loneo under strict and stringent
state ...itory laws. The state law
ar reads thlalat when the health of
r:eers of a eity refuse or neglect to
,ha;e i atings under the law they
shall be renmo ed for neglect of duty.
We have as yet to learn of any rating
h ing made on the crib stalls, and if
same was made and published the
rating would read ZERO, for in no
wvsay do the crib stalls measure up to
the sanitary laws for (he sale of food.
EKnowing tih arbitrary rulings of the
mayor, we do not feel that we can
h'u me Dr. (rigg, Stephenson andti
1v's. !1ozsa for their neglect of duty
a;! to tlk present time, for no one
has deolnaned iaction before. Nor do
we hold Dr. Donohue responsible, al
though lie is a resident of Butte and
president of t1he state board of health.
Prob, lbly he has hesitated about mak
ing an inspection thinking lie might
ble criticized because of politics. "We
do feel, how,'ver, that the state health
officers that have visited the city
recently, and had so much to say
about themselves in the Butte pa
per's, could have made a few excla
imations of disgust and disapproval.
Some local merchants have gone
dd,,n to the market, and we do nol
blame them, and also, we feel very
friendly toward them. because tiles,'
merchants at their own stores have :
endeavored to cut prices, and also
because they used every effort to fix
up flaeir markets so the meat would
u-: stand against the filthy wallplaper
l:,nging in shreds in many stalls, cov
ered with filth, fly specks and the
acrenmuulattion of years. One market
cn' i:,po-boarded his stall ceiling and
Side walls, put in a sanitary meat
box, and tries to the best of his abil
ity to k.. p his meat from contaminn
lion. A lady bought a large package
of mena at a crib stall and left it until
she shopped with farmers on curb.
Whlrt she went back for her package
the found two fat bedbugs on her
paclt ego. They evidently crawled out
between the cracks' ill the colllpot
'rT;e building inspector reported
that all llte buildings had been fuiii
i:'; ed. When we advised him this was
not the case he promised to do so,
but we do not know whe ther he hits
d(lnc so to date or not.. We are ad
vised an.on the best atlthority that
o~eve whlen the fire miarshall tears the
buildings diwn. every portion should
be burrn, a urely, it nI mst occur
to a'ly ci.'itn lousek ceper that these
old eotilen strruetures, iunIplastered
and papered on clothl, must hoild
ir-'c i.inow't disease.
Fronl the very first .ie have re
sentllLe ,.e tact that the nlayor wals
re tairing ,,,se cribs, butl on h is
iarol iset t tha tie inarket would Ihe
,estaltlished elsewhere, and for fear
of driving the trade away from lirie
farllie rs ,e had organized to collie
in with ilgoods ntld the replresentatives
of i.inllUlfucturers anld canlnors who
, 'nted to sell direct to the consuim
, we did not diare mnake ouri ob
jecti"a'!: puiblic. The Inaiyor has now
as iei: iinsult to inlljury in cotning out
i: r tile statemlent that lie ihas nlow
estblhihed the permnanentt nmarket.
We also resent the statement of
.ie iimayor that the selection of the
parhtanrcnt market is up to the conl
Imiltttee of alderlmen. He knows fuill
w nell that this cummittee was appoint
]eid .ioo lato to secure winter quar
i trs, and was tonily appointed wheil
I Aldermall Austin suggested it, for
pi probably felt, as does the rest of
i n) ueople, that the mayor was itak
II i no 6 "at effort to secltre a place
for tihe grow, , and producer.
Please, gentlemlten, visit the rear iof
these cribs and note the acttuiulnti
Iion of refuse; also visit thte "coit
fort station" in this row of cribs.
Something must. be ilone to take caro
of the farlmers we have organized ill
the Jefferso'n, Bitter Root and other
parts of .,lontana, as well as growers
from "Washington. Idaho, and even
orange growers frolu California, its
well as growers of other California
products formerly sold lthrough
wholesailers and retailers.
Thanking you for your cousidera
tion, we are
Yours very f riuly,
BUTTE CONSI:IM ERS' LEAGUE.
RAILROAD TIME TABLE
Trains arrive and :.epart from
Butte as follows:
Oregon Short Idno.
Arrive, 5:05 a. m. and 5:25 p. m.
Leave 7:15 a. min. and ":35 p. m.
East bound trains depart: Local
7:00 i. m.; stub, 10:45 a. m.; No. 2,
8:5i p. m.; No. 42, 10:00 p. m.
W est bound trains depart: No.
41. t.30 a. m.; stub, 7:35 a. m.; No.
1. 9:05 p. m.; Missoula stub, 5:55
SLocal from east arrives 9:15 a. m.
and 9:05 p. mn. Stub from west ar
rives 1:00 p. m. and 8:10 p. m. All
itner trains arrive 10 minutes prior
Leaves 8:00 a. m. and 2:45 p. m.
Arrives 2:45 p. m. and 9:30 p. inm.
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul.
East b.,..dl leaves 10:45 a. m. and
W:·t bound leaves 11:55 a. m. and
10:10 p. at.
All trains arrive 10 minutes prior
But to, Anacopda and Pacific.
Leaves 0:30 a. m., 1:00 p. m., 5:00
P. m. and 10:15 p. m.
Arrives 8:40 a. m., 12:20 p. m.,
4:30 ,. . and 7:145 p. m.
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j'allll I(,;l the its \i(:,i CAiiiiltifl'
on Cotigre-s. which 1 l'resultld II1 IIeh
Ilcr ollrganlzalltt O rIllrsd and spent
in lhlil tI ngo O eCr half Ia a tillion
diollirs, |'otIIlr ed ie first VOian's
nlla ionlni polllia p;lly, and hlb.
now turnedII .il ia , ner.i es toward
itllicatlon throughl its brianches in
Ih| 45 511010$.
MAYNAB I RESiUMES AIR
DERBY THIS MORNING
(Special United Press .ire.)
Omaha, Oct. 17.--Lieutlenant Mlay
nadtl, leader ini Ithe trainscontinental
iair derby. who was folrced to land
yesterday, this isorning resumed his
flight. When lie left Maynard de
clared lie would reach Mineola onl
Saturday at noon.
Maynard was forced to volplane
3,000 feet yesterday when the crank
shaft of his enlgine lIrokle while fly
ing between Onmaha atnd St. Paul,
he toldthe United Press.
The lieutenant and his miiechanic.
Cline, worked all night transferring
tile motofr froml Calptailn Francis'
pl)ane inlto their own iimachine.
D)ue to his excellient showing, Lieu
teI-ant Madynard was not disbarred
froni further participation in the air
derby when his inotor shalft met with
a( mishap. The plane deserted by
S('aCltain Flrancis, who qlllit the race
was placel at. 3laynar'd's disposal.
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Best Suit Cases,
THAT MONEY CAN BUY
AND SELL FOR LESS
THAN ANY OTHER
s( li.fie l ,vih i very, very
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willt the el.ew el¢,re.. d<@ l
I' I illn 1c ln1e; ' o lo P
~hautlise. and we guaran
tee all we sell.
J. BETTMAN & CO.
West Park Street
;AY Y(OU SA~' IT IN H.LLETIN.
I TO FRIENDS OF THE *
U BUTTE TURNVEREIN
I ENTERTAINMENT I
: Oct. 18, 1919 1
I SCANDIA HALL
* YOU WILL BE "
The League of Dam-Nations
The final judgment in eil-ry hu
man dispute is the imoral judg
ment. - (,oethe.
Either this world is governed by
moral laws or it is a m're cockpit
of bestial greeds and passions. If hu
man affairs are indeed deterllined
by morals, as most of us believe, then
this so-called treaty of plac'e is an
unspeakable mockery and lthe league
of nations should be called the league
At length all the farts are before
us and the plain American can judge
of them. On his judgment every
thing depends; if he l.hooses, it is
not too late to tear the infamous
treaty to pieces and to scerl the bank
ers' league into oblivion with its au
That's what I would do if had the
power: a simple act of congress
would would make peace at once and
automatically withdraw .\merican
soldiers from all fronts and with
draw, too, our support fromt this irm
perialistic capitalistic league.
The thinking European world
would hail such action with heartfelt
relief. Right and justice and gen
erosity still find quick response in
all human hearts. We A inericans
have just become conscious of our
enormous strength, of our suprem
acy, in fact, among the nations; we
need not fear to do the right; set
aptart from secular greeds and old
world passions, we can act, we ought
to act, as the Conscience of Human
I repeat, the facts are now before
tus; we have read the peace treaty
and know the constitution of the
league; we have heard Senator
S(nox's indictment of it and the petty,
selfish reservations of the senate
-' wý -- _n u Cul 1U,(cuX wai1 illle Lenie, theml 1 Wutee h leere tehee - -
READ, THESE ENDORSEMENIS
Three Forks, Mont., July 31, '19.
Fellow workers on the Bulletin
Enclosed please 'find a little mite
to help a little on keeping the wage
slaves' banner afloat. I wish I could
make it 100 bucks or more, but
with no crop this year and only 63
bushels of wheat in the years of
1917 and 1918 it's hard sledding for
a dry land farmer. If the Bulletin
has to go down, put this little mite
in the defense fund for the two
brothers that were found guilty in
the capitalistic court in Helena that
was backed by the infamous "council
of pretense and expense" to the tax
payers of Montana.
nO W ABOUT THOSE PLEDGESU
Sam Ferrbce, President Meets Every Tuesday Night, 8 p. m. John Green, Secretary
Carpenters' Union Hall.
Silver Bow Trades and Labor Council
At the regular meeting of the Silver Bow Trades and Labor assembly last night the
following communication was endorsed:
Butte, August 4, 1919.
To All Affiliated Unions:
The Silver Bow Trades and Labor council, realizing the magnificent fight being waged
by the Butte Daily Bulletin, which is the official organ of this body, for its existence,
against the combined opposition of big corporations and profiteering business men, and
thoroughly understanding that this paper is positively the only medium of publicity through
which labor unions are at liberty to express their side 6f any controversy that mtay a'ise
with the employing interests of this community, earnestly hopes that the paper may secure
the support which it so richly deserves.
That the persons in charge of this publication may be free to devote their entire time
and energies to the interests of the workers, instead of a greater or less portion of it in
securing funds to meet current expenses, is a very important thing, and with this idea
in view this council recommends to all affiliated unions and union men in general who
have the welfare of the labor movement at heart:
First, that all unions who feel so inclined agree to donate a stated sum per month,
no matter how small, and at once inform the Bulletin management of the action taken.
Second, that members of locals, individually, do likewise, if the organization to which
they belong does not feel that it cares to act in the matter.
One affiliated union has already agreed to pay $30 per month to the Bulletin, and, as
the deficit will not exceed $2,500 per month, there should be absolutely no reason why
, te working men and women of Montana, after having established a daily in this city,
should be deprived of the privilege of having an organ which can and will refute any un
just statement, made by the corporation papers concerning them.
If 10,000 workers in this great state would assess themselves but 25 cents each, per
month, we would have a daily that the exploiting interests well might fear, and, as it is,
Blhtte is a cleaner city tllan for years.
The Bullet in started the figllht against' the profiteers.
The Bulletin exposed crooked election methods.
The Bullet in was the direct cause of the public market.
The Bulletin made it possible to buy produce direct from farmers.
The Bulletin exposed and secured the conviction of a crooked chief of detectives, when
the corporation papers laughed at its efforts.
The Bulletin is fighting at all times the battle of the workers, and if its management is
willing to remain true to the cause of labor and suffer imprisonment and other formns of
persecution that the paper may perform the mission for which it'was intended, the least
the laboring peoplle of Montana can do is to furnish the sinews of war, which will be a
very small amount per capita when apportioned among the many.
The council suggests that you decide upon an amount that will in no way distress either
an individual or an organization, and then send in that sum promptly on the date agreed
In this way the question will be solved easily and as time rolls along we will more and
more understand that "the pen is mightier than the sword."
These statements shall be given to the Butte Daily Bulletin, under the signature of the
officers of this organization, with full permission to use them, within the limits set forth,
for the purpose of in any way assisting the future prosperity of the said Bulletin.
,I ' .1 A1 , Ij, IIV ~ ~.Ig SAM FERREBEE, President.,
(Seal.) JOHN GREEN, Secretary.
THE BUTTE DAILY BULLETIN,
101 S. Idaho Street, Butte, Montana.
committee; we have also Wood
row Wilson's defense and authorita
tive self-appreciation; we can form a
sane judgment on the merits, I hope,
Now, why do I condemn the league
and its authors root and branch, and
the so-called treaty of peace as a step
backward and not forward in any
sense? One fact would almost by
itself he sufficient for me. Paul
Reinsch, our minister to China, has
resigned and is about to.come home.
His position was untenable. When
desiring that China should enter the
war the Wilson administration in
structed him to give positive assur
ance to the Chinese government that
the United States government would
stand absolutely by the principles
which the president had laid down.
In defiance of right and justice and
in flagrant contradiction of our ex
press declarations, Shantung and its
45 millions of Chinamen were handed
over to the Japanese, and Mr. Reinsch
preferred his honor to his post.
I had hoped that the senate of the
United States, or, if you will, the for
eign relations committee, under Sen
ator Lodge, would make this shame
lessly broken pledge the reason why
the United States senate refused to
ratify the treaty or give its adhesion
to the so-called league of nations.
t President Wilson has a dozen other
broken pledges to answer for, but
one such disgraceful deception and
breach of faith is enough.
Senator Johnson stated the facts
Y very simply the other day. He said:
"This morning's news visualizes
r the league of nations for all. We read
today of: American boys fighting
e an undeclared and undisclosed war'
Now, can you either publish in
pamphlet form, or get published in
pamphlet form "The Reconquest of
America"? The state and the United
States ought to be thoroughly sali
vated with a pamphlet, "The Re
conquest of America." It would pdt
the gray matter in the cupolas at
work. I have had several cold stor
age plants read it and it warms them
up. Fraternally, A. D. P.
Whitefish, Mont., July 30, '19.
Butte Daily Bulletin,
Dear Sirs: Enclosed herewitl
please find check for ($5.00) five
dollars, of which ($2.25) two dol
lars and twenty-five cents may apply
on a renewal of my subscription for
three months, and the remaining two
dollars and seventy-five cents may
in Siberia; American boys sent into l
Silesia; 'American boys alleged to £
have been cruelly treated in Dal
matia; American boys to remain up- t
on the Rhine for 15 years. All this t
ordered in secret, not in the United
States, but in Pafis, where we had i
one vote out of five. The logic of
events demonstrates what the league
of nations is for-to have America t
underwrite the peace treaty in which I
are interwoven the secret treaties dis- 1
posing of the world among the allies 1
-treaties which were hidden from us
during the war."
And what of the peace treaty?
Someone, I suppose Mr. Francis or
dMr. Hearst. wrote the other day in
the New York American that he "was
shamed to the soul by the senate's
patient acceptance of Mr. Wilson's
tyranny." "Since when," he cries.
"has the senate of the United States
become a mere rubber stamp for a
despot's decrees?" I agree with Mr.
Francis that such servility is humil
iating and despicable. But what shall
be thought of the people that cheer
Wilson in every, extravagance and ap
plaud all his patent falsehoods?
Falsehoods I repeat deliberately, such
plain falsification of facts as no Eu
ropean politician would dare to coim
mit. Here are the president's words
spoken at Columbus, O.:
"1 had to say to my Italian friends
that everywhere else in this treaty
we have given territory to the peo
ple who lived on it, and I am sure
it is not for the advantage of the
world to give Italy territory where
other people live."
Does this president of ours know
what lie is saying? He has given val
ley after valley in the Austrian Tyrol
to Italy where there is not one Italian
to he found' to every hundred Ger
mans. How dare he make such mis
statements? . HIe has handed over
German territory in the Tyrol to
Italy, 50 miles beyond the line that
the secret treaties allotted to Italy.
That's why the Italians rage when
he denies them Fiume, where the
go towards helping out the "free
Yours for a "free press," and
trusting that you succeed in the
$5,000 drive, A. H. L.
Keel) the good work going, you're
waking up some of the "dead ele
Vancouver, B. C., Aug. 7, '19.
Butte Publishing Company, 101 S.
Idaho Street, Butte, Montana.
Dear Sir and brother: Enclosed
please find express money order to
the value of ten dollars ($10.00), a
donation from this branch of our as
sociation to assist you in your fight
Copy of your paper was received
here O. K., and those members that
perused the columns thereof were of
the opinion that organized labor
name at any rate is Italian, and
I am not ashamed of this peace
treaty, but sick at heart. It has inade
the next war inevitable and Europe
will again be a sea of 'blood ivithin
20 years! Germany will surely unite
ivith Russia and draw Japan into the
alliance; then all that remains is
to separate Great Britain and Amer
ica, and from my knowledge of Eng
land and its secular dislike'and con
tempt of America, I feel sure that
England will join the central Euro
pean league, and then America will
learn what President Wilson's diplo
macy has cost.
And now he goes about shouting
to his opponents, amid the cheering,
ignorant crowds, '-'Put up or shut
up." The mad unreason of it all
makes one sick.
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Southern Cross, Mont., Aug. 5, '19.
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