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REFUSE TO RECOGNIZE RIGHTS OF MEN WHO LABOR RMTELEPHONES WE PREACH THE CLASS STR TTrLE IN THE INTERESTS OF THE WORKERS AS A CLASS SUBSCRIPI Business Office......... 52 RATES Editorial Rooms......292 On onh$10 Subscribers Will Confer a Fy- ix Months....... or by Calling 52 When Paper Is Not Delivered. One Year............n50 L. 2.-NO. 52. I' MONTANA, SATU AY. TOI PRICE FIVE CENTS STEEL WORKERS SEEK REDRESS IN COURTS Efforts to Stop Great Coal Strike Fruitless \\ashingtonI (t. c. 18.-F--ollow\\itng ai all t-day conferlence at which the represelntatives of the coal operaltors flatly declined to Inegotiate lthe miners' demands for a six-houri day, Cxpressed ltheir refusal to Iegotiate at all unless the strike call set for Nov 1. was rescinded, and d(eclal'inlg they would not agree to colle'tive bargaiting. hie fl'foirs of Secret.ary oft Labor Wilson to avert the threaltened strike of a half million bituminous cool mineris, apleaored to( have signally failed of its object. At the ccttlusitui of the lfruitless conferience, at which See rclariy \ ilson. Acting President JI.ohn L. Lewis. of the United Mine Workers and Thomas T. Brew-i ster, chairman of the coal operators of the central competitive fields, were present, Secretary Wilson is sued an appeal to the opposing fac tions to call a joint conference of their scale committees to meet next Tuesday, when another effort will be made to bring about a settle iient. In a statement issued to a group of newspaper men after the con ference, Acting President Lewis said lie had agreed to send the 32 mem bers of the miners' scale committee to Washington to meet with the scale committee of the operators. He de clared,lhowFver, thaittit was useless to reconvenO the joint scale confer vnce until the operators abandonedl "their stonewall attitude" and indi cated a willingness to frame another agreement. Brewster, rushed away from the secretary's conference and flatly re fused to talk to the representatives! (of the press. Two hours later lie notified Secretary Wilson that his scale committee would attend the Tuesday conference. At the beginning of the conference Secretary Wilson urged the repre sentatives of the miners and the operators to resume negotiations and to reconvene their joint scale con ference. He stated that lie was mak ing the request by direction of the presidlent's cabinet. Acting President Lewis stated the grounds on which the miners would bie willing to reopen negotiations, but Brewster refused to make any statement until after a recess had been called and he had, had time to confer with others of the oper ators. Following the recess Brewster re turned. with a written statement out lining the grounds upon which the operat.ors would reopen negotiations. The operators insisted upon indica tions of a willingness on the part of Ihe miners to continue under the terms of the existing contract, hold ing that the country is still on a war basis; the calling off of the strike order and the continuation of the miners at work pending the result of further negotiations, and an under standing that the negotiations do noi contemplate any reduction in the present standard of eight hours per day, six days a week. Brewster then read a statement directly addressed to Secretary Wil-I son in which he bitterly attacked the right of collective bargaining. General opinion in administration circles was that the proposed settle ment of the differences between the I'itumitous coal miners and the oper ators was as far away as ever. But little hope was held out that the resumption of the joint wage scale conference on Tuesday would have any beneficial effect. Striking Lumberjacks Say But Few Scabs Working (Special to The Bulletin.) Spokane, Oct. 1.--The lumber jacks of eastern Washington, Idaho and Montana, who went on strike nearly two weeks ago against an in crease of 25 cents a day in the price of board and a charge of $1 a week for the use of blankets, are stand ing firm. according to officers of the L. W. I. U. No. 500. Latest reports from all over the strike zone show the situation well in hand and few scabs working. Picket camps have been established in the different lumber centers, and the Strikers show determination to win. On the St. Maries' branch log ging operations are practically at a standstill. From Elk River to St. Maries there is scarcely a camp work ing except a few "jypo" outfits and they are short-handed; most of them U. S. TROOPS ARE SENT ABROAD Senate Debate Brings Out Fact Five Thousand Sol diers Being Shipped to Si lesia Without Authority. Washington. Oct. 18S.-Heated do bate over the authority under which the war department., with the ap proval of President Wilson, is plan ning to send 5,000 American troops to Silesia, was precipitated by Sena tor Brandegee in the senate yester day afternoon. The dispatch of American troops to Silesia and the authority of the department to send them was seri ously questioned by Senator Brande gee. Chairman Wadsworth of the military assailed the war department authorities for their refusal or di latoriness in furnishing the senate with information of such troops movements. "Nobody seems to know under what authority these troops are be ing sent," said Brandegee, to which Wadsworth replied that so far as he had been able to ascertain, the dis patch of the force was due to some arrangement made by President Wil son at the peace conference in Paris. It is generally understood the troops will be used to police Silesia during the taking of the plebiscite. METHODISTS TO JUMP SALL OVER CIGARETTES Cincinnati. Oct. 1S.-Alleging that the people of the country have "been sold out by the White House band to the tobacco trust." Dr. Clarence True Wilson of Washington, secretary of the temperance board of the Metho dist church, at a convention of Dis - ciples of Christ here declared the t Methodist church would next under e take to eliminate the cigarette. Wil e son asserted the health of 2,000,000 e soldiers in France had been ruined by gifts of cigarettes. have only half crews or less. On Marble creek it is the same. On thel entire Coeur d'Alene river there are only 15 men working. Reports from, Cle Elum and Leavenworth, Wash., state the tieup is practically corm plete in those places. Picket camps at Newport, Elmira, Ruby, Priest River, Sandpoint. and Bonner's Ferry report few scabs working and no men' going to the camps. At Haugan and Deborgia, Mont.. the men are all out. At Tuscar, Mont., the employes of the Dover Lupnber company are on strike. At Arlee, Nine Mile and Evaro the strike is effective. Sentiment for the strike is good in Montana, and what few camps are now working are expected, to join the strike within the next few days. WEATHER FORECAST. Showers, cooler. "INFLAME THE POPULACE!" Steel Company Sheriff Accuses Government Department Investigators of Being Anarchists (Special to The Bulletin.) Pittsburgh. Pa., Oct. 18.--Follow ing publication of charges made by Sheriff W. S. Haddock of Allegheny county, in a letter to Senator Ken yon, chairman of the senate com mittee investigating the steel strike, that tlie wound discovered in the back of Mrs. Fanny Sellins, steel strike organizer, who was killed on Aug. 26, had been inflicted after exhumation of the body, officials of organized labor here expressed them selves as astounded at the sheriff's efforts to discredit labor and de manded that a full and further in vestigation of the circumstances be made by federal officials. Haddock charged that after the official inquest and after the l)ouy of Mrs. Sellins had been exhumed from the Union cemetery - at New Kensington, persons connected with ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... . .. END DISPUTES MONDAY Administration Behind New Program of Principles for Industrial Relations at Conference. (Special United Press Wire.) Washington, Oct. 18.-A comprc hensive program of principles to cover all relations between employer and employe will be placed before the industrial conference Monday, it present plans go through. The pro gram will bear a label indicating that it is favored by the government. By this move the leaders hope to bring a complete agreement between the two groups representing capital and labor. The program will include clauses dealing with collective bar gaining, machinery for settling strikes, the questions of women and children in industry, and all other vital industrial issues on which the workers and their employers are at disagreement. WILSON HAS RESTFUL NIGHT, SAY PHYSICIANS (Special United Press Wire.) Washington. Oct. 18.-The pres Ident rested well last night, said his physicians' bulletin this morning. "There is no material change to note in his general condition and no new symptons have developed." WILSON'S ILLNESSIWILL BAR' VISIT WITH ALBERT I (Special United Press Wire.) Washington. Oct. 18.-President*. \Wilson will be unable to see the king and queen of Belgium when they visit Washington, according to an announcement made today by secretary Joseph Tumulty. RAILROADERS TO GET NEW FREEDOM (Special United Press WVire.) Washington, Oct. 18.-The sen ate interstate colmmerce conmunit tee today completed consideration of a railroad re-organization bill. Approval of all its provisions, in cluding a strong anti-strike clause, has been obtained from the conunitteemen, it is said. A for mal vote on its approval will be taken next week. the Striking steel workers had de liberatelv inflicted the wound in the dead woman's back "for the pur poses of revolutionary propaganda." As the result of dis.atisfaction with the coroner's verdict, an investi gation of the body was (rdered by the department of justice at \Vash ingto'l. Charg;es had been filed with lhe federal authorities! that the findings of the coroner's jury that Mrs. Sellins had been killed while inciting riot, was not in accord with the e:vidence obtained through an examination of the body, whicll ehoww'd three bullet wounds. two of which had been shot into her body from the rear. At the time of the exhumation of the body on Oct. 13, a number o: lerso s, including several of thi county officials, newspaper report ers, physicians and others, were p'resent. The clothing was removed from the body at the graveside and AMENDMENTS' OF FALL DEAD Senate Kills the Measures Which Would Keep U. S. Out of Reparation Squab bles Abroad. Washington, Oct. 18. The Fall a'mendments to the peace treaty de signed to curtail the powers of the American representatives on the in ternational reparations commission were defeated by the senate late yes terday. No roll call was taken, the adherents of the amendments conced ing defeat. Only two of the committee amend ments of the peace treaty now remain for deliberation before the senate. lBoth refer to equalization of the vot ing strength of America with other nations in the league of nations. It is expected that the senate will take these amendments up for action early next week. Senator Walsh of Moittana intro duced a resolution expressing it as the sense of the senate that once the league of nations is formed the Unit ed States should bring before that body under article 11. Ireland's claim to self-determination. ROUTES Il' IllARl WITH IBAT. SMlissoula, Oct. 1S,---Mrs. F. E. Bu beck routed a burglar whom she caught in her ionic by means of lusty wallops with a baseball bat. Accord ing to a trail of blood left by the fleeing intrud'r, Mrs. BIubeck's aiml was excellent. DEBS DELIVERS BROADSIDE (Special I'nited Press Wire.) New York, Oct. 18.-Eurgelne Debls, heaId of the socialist party of Amlerica, ilnow confinle(l in feil eral prison at :Atlanta, is quoted by tie Nwc Vorik (Call in an in terview as follows: "If I should get out of this prison tsoay I. would be in Gary or Pittsburgh tomorr)otw. That's exactly where I would go. Mr. Palmer, 31r. Wilson and the capitalists I know that perfectly well and that is the reason they keep mue heIr. "I am not being kept here for tsp sieech hI made at Canton in June 1918. I'm being kept here for the slp..ch I would make at Gary or t'ilt.burgh in 1919." the wouUdt in the back, which appar ently caused her death, was plainly seen. 'he bullet apparently had lodged inl the lungs. The lungs, however, had been removed at. the coroner's lpost-linortem examination and the bullet could not be pro duceu. A report of the findings of the witnesses who exhumed the body was made to Senator Kenyon anal was supported by countless affi-] davits. The report called forth the! reply !'rom Sheriff Haddock in which he alleged the back wound had been inflicted after the coroner's inquest and charges federal agents of the de partmnt of justice and the depart ment ot labor, who had been investi gating the matter, with "outrageous conduct toward the local officials."' -He alleged that "thley leave behind! them a trail of anarchistic speeches; anld newspaper publicity with which to inflame the populace." CONGRESSAyi ADJOURN ON NOV. 10 Efforts Being Made to Speed Up Deliberations of Peace Treaty, So as to End Spe cial Session. (Special United Press Wire.) Washington, Oct. 18.-Adjourn nent of congress on November 10, provided action on the peace treaty can be speeded up, is being consid ered by the house and senate lead ers. Republican House Leader Mon dell conferred with Senator Lodge in an effort to obtain a prompt ending of the special session. The textual amendments to the treaty will probably be disposed of within another week. Then the! fight over reservations will start. The leaders decline to predict bow long it may take to reach an agree . ment. UO KIDNAPS 1CRL FROM COMPANION; ASSAULT1 HfR t (Special U nited Press Wire.) S San FIrancisco, Oct. 1l.---Gene vieve Johnson, a young girl, was kid napped at midnight while strolling with lRobert Bruce, a cha uffeur. Two men robbed Bruce of $10, Miss John son told the police, and then took lher to a secluded place and issault ed her. The girl was hysterical Swlhen the police questioned hler. HIGGINS WOUlD BE GOVERNOR. Miles City, Oct. 1S.---Ronald Hig gins of Missoula stopped over here on a swing around the state in the interest of his candidacy for govern or on the republican ticket. BlUTTE GIRLIE IN MOVIES. Portland, Ore.. Oct. 18.-=Miss Dorothea Buck, of Butte, Mont., a student at Reed college, is acting as a supernumerary in the filming of a movie feature, "The Golden Trail." SENATOR NEW FOR NEW DEMOCRACY (Special United Priess Wire.) W1'ashington, Oct. 18.-Senator New today introdluced a bill pre venting any person from Wearing an American arnmy or nlavy uIl form "while willfully partcipat lng in a riot, mob or d4isturb iie." The bill was prompted by. reports that oldidlers' uniforms lhad. been worn by rioters during the steel strike disturbances in Gary. Strikers Want Right to Hold Union Meets 1Pittsburgih, Oct. 18.---A bill in equity, asking for a re straining order and inljuictioin directed against Mayor E. SV. BIabcock and other city officials and ordering them to rcfrain front interfering with public meetings of strik ers inl the city of Pittsburgh, was filed in district court here late yesterday. The legal proceedings were insti tutcld on behalf of the steel strikers in their efforts to R.R. PLUTES TURNED DOWN Owners Attempt to Put One Over on Public by Having Government Set Future and Higher Rates. Duluth, Minn., Oct. 18---1in a htatemnent made public last night. Walter D. Hines, director general of I railroads. denied the petition of the railroad owners for an increase inl rates through action of the rail load administration. "The suggestion of the railroad executives," said Mr. Hines, "that the railroad administration make in creases in rates can only mean one thing and that is that the railroad iadministration make these increases during federal control for the sole and exclusive benefit of the rail roads under private management after the end of federal control. "The resolution of the railroad executives, in effect, takes the posi tion that they are not willing to re sort to the permanent statutory pro visions to protect their own interest, but instead, they want the president to use his emergency power so as. !to provide for their compensation after federal control, in addition to having guaranteed theml their re-. turn during tederal control." IMY FILYER KILLED IN S ACCIDENT TO AIRPLANE. St. Paul. Neb., Oct. 1S.--Liunt. Caimeron Wright, in charge of t hli landing field for the transcontinent al army flyers, was instantly killed here late yesterday. when a plane on Iwhich he was riding with Miss Helen - Haggart of St. Paul and Rex Randall k of Gibbon, Neb., fell into a tail spin - and dropped 200 feet. The lieuten-' a un and Miss Haggart were riding as. passengers with Randall, who owned the plane. Miss Haggart was seri ously injured and Randall sustained ;· ululhf in'.ltl,|o Consumers' League Offers Help to Attorney General Determuliued to extend every as sistance to Attorney General Palmer in his expressed desire for aid from the women of thlie country in his ef forts to combat profiteering, the members of the Butte Consumers' league this morning wired Mr. Pal mer an offer of their active co-oper alion. The league telegram calls at tention to the inactivity of United States District Attorney E. C. Day in the matter of combatting profiteers, and refers to the unrest in Montana, due to exorbitant prices for necessi ties. The text of the league's tele gram is as follows: STThe Butte Consumers' League, Inc.. consisting of women, cordially offers you active assistance in. your efforts to reduce the cost of food, clothing, coal and other necessities; in other words obliterate the profl teering pirates. The league has con feicure the rights of free speech and free assemblage, guaranteed them under the constitution. The hearing on the petition for the injunction will be held next Thurs day, according to the district judge. The strikers announced that oth er suits of a similar character would be filed against the authorities and municipal officials in a number of other cities in the strike zone. Vari ous damage suits directed against the corporations and public officials for alleged false arrests of strlers, and for assaults and unlawful search of houses will also be filed within the next few days, it was announced. STILLWMT[ER TRAPPER IS FOUND GUILTY OF MURDER (Special to The Bulletin.) Columbus, Oct. 18.-Charged with the killing of Jake Lyons, a neigh boring rancher, during a dispute over a cattle fence, Elijah Bess, a rancher and trapper of the upper Stillwater river region, was yesterday after noon adjudged guilty of munrder in the first degree and his penalty fixed at life imprisonment. It was alleged that Bess killed his neighbor on July 5. Lyon's body was found lying beside the fence be tween his ranch and that of Bess. Bess admitted having had many quarrels with Lyons over the fence, but denied the killing. ANTI-LABOR SHEET SEEKS TO ELIMINATE PINTERS (Special United Press Wire.) Los Angeles, Oct. 18.-The Times this morning printed one page of to day's edition from photo engravings of typewriter copy, eliminating the use" of type. The Times gave the Literary Digest, credit for originating the method, but claims two improve ments. The first is the method of aligning the right-hand column, and the second is making headlines from j typewriter printing by a process of ,enlarging, which the Times says, is "without extra labor." GERMANS REACH BRAZIL. 1 Rio De Janierio. Oct. 18.-A group 3of 406 former German army officers - and soldiers arrived here yesterday s. on the Dutch steamer Hollandia. i Twenty-three of the immigrants will - remain in Brazil, while the remainder I will go to Argentina, where they will become settlers. vinciug evidence for you gathered by the members during the past two years. "1U. S. District Attorney E. C. Day seems to. have fallen asleep at the switch as he takes no action against this clan of pirates in Montana. Great unrest has resulted, even to suspeU sion of industries caused by inflation of prices as wages were increased. "The league has excellent speak ers to assist.you in arousing the peo ple to co-operate with you. OblY permanent relief can come through your office and congress. Are you equal to the crisis. We are with y30 for drastic action against thege pi rate profiteers who are the direct cause of the great unrest and threat ened industrial. cataclysnl iI t.ts country. "BUTTE CONSUMERS' LEAGU,. (Inc.)"