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QL. III.---No. 50. BUTTE, MONTANA 'S4'rtIRDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1920. PRICE FIVE CENTS s~. .·i E~·I qLii· :.:· · ·-· ·. '.·.· .a I: .jj ti ~· .·! ~·· .·~-~. · i\· n r: : ~· I 4i:( :· .E: I b i; i; · : : ·1, j· 1 '' i·· ,· :: i·~i·IF"·s ~I I n '' 'o :r .~~, ·,·.~· r·;:·· `· i·. . .· ~· ii WH O'S' WH Ba kets ot ixond dRehpubican Ticket (From day .to ay te Daily Bulletin will print in this I column tfaCt oncerning ihndl idals alnd organitutibtat and snpply information for tl. ihs boae f assistin'g the voters of 6ltver DBoW" onaty and the state of Montana inl determining which of the candidates now asking for their suffrage are worthy of their suppott on Nov. 2. In' this deonaetion, a.we . .ilataention to .the fact- that theo information" supplied dela wilt eriod, after America ehtered the world war, in which about 70, yb t youlg "Americans gave up their lives, and in Which about 11,000 '~ , ittllyH,' h apaciatred for work, while at the saime time there w:were approximately 17,000 new millionaires created in this country.) Remains of 800000 Allies, 70,000 Geans OUR DIVIDENDS. . Wilfe `.il pIle Was accumulating at Verdun, the profiteers backing the repubilcan ticket in this county, and state were piling up profits. srep * 4 laty andelohnt lfrRyani two distin guhed rei e tnio Nw York are in our midst. They arrived a say or two ag. and are here to personally supervise matters in connectlon with the coming election, although neither one of the gentlemen is a citizen of this state. The papers owned and controlled by these gentlemen are complaining, bliterly about the invasion of Montana by certain persons from North Dakota, but have so far neglected to state that the present, government of Montana is owned, controlled and operatdiii by and in the' Interests of men who reside and vote in New York city. This is regrettable, but it is true and the fact that the farm ers and workers how prqpose to elect officials who will be re spohsibi to the people of Montana is the reason why Messrs. Kelley and Ryan and their hangers-on are so much exercised. Who's Who In Sugar Mr. AI JC otintyre, secretary of the Wholesale Grocery com bire,, an d of the mosl prominent and "workish" menbers of the Moil tna Development association, and a resident of Bil lings, has been in the city this week in conference with mem bers of hisq.rganization.. , Sharles E` Iyoulden, owner of the Davidson Grocery Co. of this city, is the pre ildent of the Wholesale Grocers' combine, and the other member here is the Hennessy Mercantile Co.4, who own the Butte Wholesale Grocery company, and the Cop- i per City Commeroial Co., Anaconda. The M. J. Connell Co. of Butte also belong to the New York owners of the Butte Whole- : sale Grocery'0i..and Hennessy's, etc. In the good l1d times, before the war, there was no whole- I sale combine; but now the members meet every three months, , for the purpose of "promoting good fellowship," which is the sworn testimony on file at the office of the secretary of state at Helena. Bef6tri e the war, without a combine, the consumer, was happy, the small dealer made a living, andthe wholesalers. paid dividends of 20 per cent or more. The dealers held a meeting in Great Falls in June, in Helena in September and an other will be held here two days after election. Through the miedium of "GOOD FELLQWSHIP" a concernt in this combine paid dividends in eight years of $498,000.00 on an investn nt of $401000 in merchandise, beside paying sal aries to the two .managers that would make the president's sal ary look slk, an I this condition extends to other members of the oombnie. Much of the profits never came to Iight in the investlgatleii1 because so many items Were charged to-xpense and absorbed saiprofits by meimbers of the firm., (Sworn tes timony of dealers onn file at Helena.) J. A. Lovel~e Bozi an and Livingston wholesale grocer; and Mr. Q1 .t ar E. Youlden of the Davidson Grocery Co.iButte,! test!fiqd i,0bo+ ;theJ senate, investigating cofmtmittee ,regarding profits fat, i acesa. of any ever made before or will 'ever be ma4$ aOinu `* the food administration of the consumer. Mlr, .i .tyieO. was a dblegate from Billings,to the Myor'. demn~clati.q g( p> pention in Heleenalast week. After theplyew; speechl gr, Jwas one of the few remaining, (4 to'be exact) to e+ i$he resolutions in favor of the PROFITEER VERSU TE _ I PE, proposed by Mr; Andy McConnell of Loyalty+ ur, 9 e 0t?) Most of this number were republi :,.., k.:(Continued on Page Two.) THE UTT coPPER O it: . r" r" t " L'.>" +. :-} , _ '4' t .~ -+~ ~ tu-RX ,, ',= +ZL'+ FREEL S ECH I DECLININGi . IN COUNTRY, Report of Civil Liberties Union, Shows Alarming Spread of. - 1Repiessive Legislation in States. New York, Oct. 1i6-The spread of legislation nullifying the free speech clauses of state constitutions is strikingly shown in a report last issued by the American Civil Liber ties union on criminal syndicalism, sedition and red 'flag laws. Thirty fivd states now have either, a crim inaa syndicalism or a peacektime sedi tion law, and 23 have laws' prohib iting t.l public display ofi red flags. All of these laws have belen passed since 1917 as a part of tlit atiti-red canipaign. The two exceptions are the: New York anti-anarchy statute passed in 1902, following the as sasination of President bdelCinley, and the Tentensee seditloa act, passed in 1665 in tho turmnofl fol lowing the i5til wtar. . The first ebifhinal syndlcalism law was passed lby Idaho in 19,17, iq order to prosecute persons for 'nere membership in the I. W. W.. All df the later laws foilow the ".Idaho model in penalizitig inemliepship in an organjza*golt advocati l "sabo. tages" tnd "the unlawful 'eatiruction of property;' The sedotloh laws phllish the advocacy of to~rnmental reforis "by, f&1id 'c and eviohiee, Many (Contiue-d on ,Page ¶Trni.). PAPR FUND DRIVE The. donatltot o the paper Fund to date are: 'revio uSly Coloe te d........ ...... . . ....; . . .....:........................ ..... ....."10 4 today's Dona"ons... ..... .... ; . .. ... ................ 00 tal ... .. ..... . ........... ............ ... ..... ............. .............. ,088 a - :' l. " , , - , . . , . . . , ' . . . . ; , . - , --- i = - SEATTLE'S A, I. GRACEFULLY Chamber of Commerce Tak ing Over Dirty, Work Formerly Done by Asso ciation to Hurt Workers. (BY the Federated Press.) Seattle, Oct 16.-Seattie's As sociated Industries, the mam moth aili-labor organization of capitalism which sprang into (Continued on Page Two.) AQOTHER FAE iAIIAR' PIBLICATION SHOWN UP :By the Federteil Press.) Sýttier Oct. 16.--In a letter to 200 busiese men of l1ie state, John RaV Sthorne, formerly ,onnected with the ,Cabo'" and lndustrial. Journal, claaiges that tens of thousandtla of doliars were.contrilbted by the bisi nesa men td this publicCition and that . considerable portion of the money wasrspent by the paper's promoters iz rSbtous, living. The Labor and indintrial Journal, lab"or met declare, is a fake labor sp ani anits trun intrnt .shown by th fa~t ttýat it receivFI' the indorse ne.. of t~e .Associated Industries. mSTAIEIS CL IN DISTRICT COURT Brings, to Light' Unusual Adventure of Boy and Kindness of Thousands Throughout Northwest. The final accounting by A. J. Davis, guardian of the estate of Frank Enstrom, was presented today to Judge Lynch by Attorney H. A. Tyvand for settlement. After the account had been examnined and found to be correct Judge Lynch ordered it approved as settled. The funds of this estate amount ing to $2,039.37 in 1913, were the contributions by school children of Butte, St. Paul and Minneapolis, and fraternal orders and labor unions of Butte and Anaconda for the purpose of helping Frank Epstrom, who had both of his feet so badly frozen that they had to be amputtated. In De cember, 1912, EInstrom then 11 years of age, lived with his father and a brother near Southern Cross, Mont. Ov a very cold evening while on his way home from town through a for est he met a mountain lion and be came frightened and erawled up into a tree. The lion waited nearby a long time. Toward morning after the animal had g6ne away, Frank slid down from the tree and discov ered that he could not walk. He pulled himself along the road until (Continued op Page Five.) CHAIRG BANAIIANI WHEAT STORY IS F ALSE 1Montana Grain Growers As sert Associated Press Is Used for Fake Propagan da Purposes by Gamblers. SAY ALIEN GOVERNMENTS IIBFIND HEAVY DECLINES Declare Ships Being Loaded With Great Rush Orders for Britain, Italy, France, Spain and Other Ports. (Special to The Blulletin.) Great Falls, Oct. 1G.-The Montana Grain Growers, an' as soc.ation of farmer-owned and operated elevators in this state, today gave to the press the following statement, w h i c h charges that the great slump in wheat prices was not; caused by importations of Canadian wheat, but by a buying and selling comn bination, of foreign government representatives. The text fol lows: '"Speculative interests operate ing upon the grain exchanges of Chicago and Minneapolis have been fostering propagan'da upon the Associated Press. 'The Ize peatt l statements ghat the ter rifid slump in wheat prices was (due to the flooding of the mar. icSts, with ina s ta wJ vert .... utterly t.aln. 'The obj cet of 'all thist was to debeive the Wheat farmers of the country, in order that the real iintorestS responsi ble for the decline in' whetat prices might continue to operate unchecked. Those real interests were the reprosentatives'Nof Eng land, France, Italy, SpEitin and other foreign countries that had been buying and selling whcat for the purpose of controlling the expott price. ` Camnck Prices High. "Canadian, wheat prices were high, not low in comparison, even during the very lowest perioid of prices at Chicagh and Minneapolis. Importation of wheat from Canada could only hliave been carried on at a loss to the buyers. More than that, the Canadian government does not permit its freight cars to pass over the international boundary to the American side.- Had the higher priced Canadian 'wheat been im ported, the purchasers would have taken a second penalty in unloading and reloading charges.at the bound ary. "At the very time when this pounding of the wheat prices was goilg on, and the Associ ated Press was being faked by the Canadian importation hoax, ships for Eirope, in.great num bers, and at mnmerous Am.eri can ports, were belng loadid to cnpacity on rush orders. "In order that both northwest farners` and the public may under stand this whole matter, it is neces sary that reference be made to last year's manipulation of the wheat market by the wheat export com panies of New York. The True Story. "That corporation was owned and financed by our former allies in the world war, and absolutely controlled the shipment of wheat to England, France, Italy and Belgium. As these were practically the only foreign cou.tries that could buy American wheat in appreciable quantities. The combination thus enjoyed a mo nopoly of the export trade in wheat, and controlled the export price, limited only by the guarantee of the (Continued on Page IIve.) Labor League Would Debbte th Alien Agitator StunPing State of Montana on "A.iericanism" Challenging the brand of "Ameri canism" advocated by the Rev. Charles T. Bayliss, an English sub ject, in political lectures now being made throughout this country, a se ries of which Bayliss has been en gaged to deliver in Montana during, the present campaign, the Silver Bow, branch of the Montana Labor league on October 12 tissued a written, ghal lenge'to the Welsh minister-propa gandist-politician for a- joint debate 1between him and a speaker .for the Nonpartisan league on. the 'occasion of his address here next Tuesday. Because of the fact that B iIss'g lecture subject here, "American qm;;" is to be, delivered under the aus*tes of the' Butte chamber of commerce Sthe challenge was sent direct to the iTRIKE GENERALl ACCORDING TO DIS iATC ES Eron and Steel Plants Are Already Forced to Shut Down for Lack of Fuel for Furnaces. TRANSPORT UNIONS TO Go OUT WEONES0AY LEiverpool Already Without Reserve Stocks of Coal; Shipping First to Be Af fected, Believed. (Special United Press Wire.) London, Oct. 10.-The mine-r. responded solidly to the call fore a nation-wide coal strike. Re.. port# from the various coal fieldsi stated tile men were swarming out of the mines, many refusing to wait for change of shifts. By mid-day, it was estimated, more than 1,000,000 miners and auxiliary workers had been at fected. Many of the men admitted sait lenly "we're likely to be beaten," but all maintained they could stay out 'or at least six weeks. Iron and steel plants in York shire are reported to be closing down. \ dLloj .George issued' .a ment, .tji tihe~ was n eed for alarla r d fuel, supplies. H·e aSl. - the people the supplies' were amji and that fair distribution would be made. No disorders are anticilate with the possible exception of among the more-excitable Welshmen, b atthe stubbornness of the northerners and Scots .is expected to embitter thadus try for many months. The executive committee of the railway workers, After doetusiing the coal strike, decided the statitpa per rants the summoning of a speciiael.o rerence of delegates on Wednesdqy The committee Warned the ,rai. ' men of the serious consequneces tha would attend the defeat of the s r and urged them to be, in. eadineed to act inunediately upon the results of the decision reached at Wednes. day's conference. The government is making extend sive preparations to combat tbd threatened paralysis of the natdon'g industries, while the press and pub lie clung to the hope the strike would be checked before it reached an irt resistible momentum. This hope ce - tered about'Monday's meeting of the parliamentary labor body, the trades, union congress and the labor party. A Liverpool dispatch said no re serve stocks of coal Were availahe for burning purposes. It is believed one of the first effects of the strike will be holding up shipping: NEW YORK WOMEN AAE FOR GENERAL BIRTH CONtROL (Special United Press Wire.) Utica, N. Y., Oct. 16.-Mein'ibr of the State Federation of Wome u' clubs went on record as ag lvotlng birth control. A resolutiono pte4 declared for the removal= of 'bIs' riers of law, tradition,. pl$ejudlea or ignorance which prevenit a parelt having access to knowledge on this subject possessed by the medteai pro. fession. i THE WIA·'TH Rain and warmer. chamber. There has, to date, been a. reply. The letter to the chamber of coat merce anent the matter 'i as fOUlloW Oct. '1,>Z Butte Chamber of Com gsWte Butte, Montana. Gentlemen: We are iformed that on the 5th inst. you obts from the board of schbol t . tees of this city, the aise oft h high school aliuitoridm tu/ 19th of this month, f on Americanism by a His Majesty in , the Reverend Carms We are informed tb t sane JBayliss who, (o (Continued on Pag.