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FRIDAY, JANUAIRY 17, 1919.
1919 IN AMERICA.
'When ii e. read i the lwholesale saughter I' Ihle Christiani
maiirlyr'ls', of hol 1ihey werei Il ing into Illl e prison ce'llr's iof'
tlomie eil e iill liforced' into the l'l pitheaters,. hel 'l'ore a bilie ig,
blistering, red-h l t wall II'of metal', Ihelcr e It.he l .rn. smh edl.
liaiied a d de() il'ed l"by wi1 an( hlin(gry f I" 'la llll s: when \eI', sai\
pict'lured ithe mo ther ili nging tlioi er li llle iones, w l lit Itiger
springin'lg i ei( erne' l fngs bared; wii' ien \ve. in o'rl hi orror.
fili ed \vt e could l hearll l il' e lo'eri'iid ry of the' alif lh r is he is
t!rawi intoiil tlhe poniid by thlie .rie os d iles, pa hear thi l i ine
shrieks of Ihe Paf I f liariis, ithe hourliii 'l t he (u ii if h iCaesars, ilhe
outbursts of ify of those vh wrlle IIile purple gown hll, de
(fspised lthose who madiii il ie i tled I, 1111 'l i ll ill' i inerlt sl s ls:.
"\Vihiiy were the laves slo ewardly, tliteeik.. so craveni.i\'? Wl'hy
didn't they tear their asters fi e it ?" IIf anythilng like that
iihappened liday. we said he worker woili .lil ull down stone
fr'tim soie tlilon's Ilie brulles toi shre ds.
iWhen ri \e relld ilofhe dirs Iiitll ' f idall perihod, of the
eltains that hfoui theil to the 'l ine s, VIerl in-stricken holesi tii '
how they were lell lo dlie, lhow 1111h itll bliiil. holJ itheyi were
really biuried alive; 'hen we real of tlhose w'his l iidii ·lt Il qt es
t ion the barons' rights 'iwere pii ed on thei rclt k. hadl their feel
linired to cinders. millenli leiiad poured do lwn theiri thrals. steel
'ins driven behilid their fingernii ils, rti o sted n the grill, to r
lilured wilh thhe thimlb slrel., I1left hanging by their organs till
lhuge meal lfholks. lilghted irche pltl ed \hivi tihe iknees
hanm ed at the stake, the brainls of their children baten out,
their wives raped before their eyes. And then we reall flrther
that the fe iital lord ls lsed tol l roll iln laiug ter 'ii, llese tes r
rible sights, that heirtir inistresses liised to shouill abuse at tIle
dying, we .iied out in our innermost souls: "\Vihy were the
slaves so .nwardly, so meek, so craven? Why didni' they rise
in all heir might and Free hiP colimradi.es'? \\hy iii li theyo "
Lear their miasters downl If atyllhiiing like that hiapipeinedl
todiy, wie said. ithe wor l kes wo uli l fllr iii downi stie f( ro sltone
li n ll( e ' li 'he iriles If shrlieds.
Most if its. whenll \ie ( d such histily, lieved Tha. all
such torture. hloody crueltieis iof' Iihe iliil er class, bte'longed Iin
the llast and lthat w\aii wh'iy w\'le exi'*ssetd Sluch opiii ilns lof what
\Volld h lppen today. Sin(e by experionetl Id sitily well have
learnliled that the ilist is tiiif ieani. Il' T Eill' .lis lM T iII 'TAf L
'I'UlRT Illl; S AlI': III:I\(i II,:f11: :TIl:TIIli I I N X lilltLI: ilEIIf:IS
I':V\'Il, Y 1101I;11. I\'l;iiY Ml NITI'i: (I'F Till: lHAY IN THElI JAILS
0F TIE If N I'TIh S'T.TIS O1 .\1 A1:il1til.A\.
Members (1f the working class o1' A:mieri.., fighters I'fr free
ldoii , are being stllr'ied,. belile , nlll'lrder in 'Il llS I(M UN'I'l1Y
IN 'TillS YEA:l (INIE '11lltti'ANI NINEI Ill'NMilME1 ANft
N I N ' E EN.
lii the disciplin ry barracks al Forl lay. (i\nvernoir's Isianil,
New Yortk: Furl Leaveni worlbi. Kailna ; \le.' r'az islanid. San
Francisco ily. altroilies ate lein.ig-' porpllH niled oil class war
prisoners Ihat miake the Siberia1n jails of the ,zar look like
nllrseries. The br't al las l the dl i ngeon is living. Ihriving.
in this lilcountry' Nti '.
('ef ntS.ief ltiot iii tS o jiit'l' ni s. f lf ss \Vti iiis ' Si oli rs, f are plii' . ed ini
cells as l iark as graves, . chainei d ais ll' fld I l the li'rs, witlh billt
their ri gged f ilinVerw lear It il ver ili r l eii. l fits. with i lle fii'el' t
on the cold sii bs. Not even a b kell ll it lti 'or I heir use. onl y bri' tad
iliand waIler Fi r olie tiing nil drini kinglil . Nl lll i n i blanket alie d
ino water to wil ash w' ilh. in otheli r ceflls the verminiii- -ed brigs
aleld brown hbugs---Nae Sui thick l h' Lii' i'.rding to authentic.
report's, the prisoiners. at'lier shli rl loEping fits. havie to brui sh
l 1hem off in large .lianolilieo s 4(oro their limbs. (iia ss vwar pris
lioners are bleilng s tilfurged olld lelenl . (lass \\'ll'r prisoners,
men and women. who have gi' ven their lives .r their clasis, ari
being driven nid mld nialirdere'l iin iltese molldern duilgeons.
Head wvhat the National Civic Liberlies ,bureai says of the
lIreat.niet of thilese consi ienliti ils objector, whlen Iheoy iu ne ut
of w ,hat e is called thei "hotle"
After 14 days of. such contnlle ent, the prisoners ore released
into the. prison yard for 14 idays. llThey l'are gi.nl raw fol, it
axe for choppicng wood, cooking utensils, and sihelter ilat hnight.
Otherwise ithey re regarded its men on a desert island, bound
to shift for themselves. If, after these 14 days of (!"sect island
lifTe, they are still unwilling tIo 'yield theliir conscientious iconvic
tions, tley are placed in solitar'y confinement agailn for ainother
14 days. This can go on indefinitely for the It"1m of 20 or 3o
years, to which these nmen luave been sentenced, or until they are
broken, either physically or mentnlily.
They are being kept in the cohl. before a piling coid wind
until they drop and thel are carried itf their cell buirning with
fever. Hleld uider colfd wteilr until they t are to' tlhe piinl ft'
niadness. Htlet ii to i pulp i in their cells -by i viist.s ,alled
.guards. Ilere is lestimony befo're this lill'libureau regld'ling the
I saw one man dragged by his collar across the rough corridor
floor, screaming and choking to the bath. He was knocked about
' on the floor for failtig to undress and was then stripped roughly
and thrust under a cold bathi ... He has since gone to the
"'Wage slaves lit Anerit.a. see >',ouiot 1i11t i l'loti are witlei'ssiig
ARE X1E MEEK ANI) CRAVEN CO\'ARIIS, Tlt.VT S11(11
ATROCITIlES ARE PEIIRMITT El 1'Ni I.;R Ut 1, \'FElY NIISES?
The Fremich woikers Ilore Iliese liistiles ilaiwn!
Oh, American wi'ag'e slaves. liif\\ ltiti/g will >11ii stalnid ilt'
4 " he nuaster clii .s hai'e said tht i l lhtI iese ilC i d litvihtlnio'i \ i
,had4he courage to st\ No Ii th.eir bilofd>' lflutidr' fheir pirate
ar rse~ ei'e1 talh). 20, 30 year's in hllhse tirtuure cihittm
bers, tiiere die in ni',giiy or come out cr'ippled for life. SitALLJ
Union Stock Holders in the
Butte Daily Bulletin
UNITED MINE WORKERS OF AMERICA-Local.: band Coulee
Stocket, Roundup, Lehigh, Klein.
FEDERAL LABOR UNION-Livingston.
MACHINISTS' UNION-Great Falls, Butte, Llvingtoel.
MACHINISTS' HELPERS' UNION-Great Falls. Butte.
CEREAL WORKERS-Great Falls.
ELECTRICIANS' UNION-Livingpton, Butte.
BAKERS' UNION-Great Falls.
SHOE WORKERS-Great Falls.
PLASTERERS' UNION-Great Falls.
RAILWAY CAR REPAIRERS-Lvlingston.
IiREWERY WORKERIS' UNION-Butte.
HOD CARRIIERS' UNION-Livingston and Butte.
STREET CAIt MEN'S UNION-Butte,
METAL MINE WORKERS' UNION (Independent)-Butte.
PRINTING PRESSMEN'S UNION-Butte.
STEREOTYI'ERS AND ELECTROTYPERS' UNION--Ratte.
BRIDGE AND STRUCTURAL IRON WORKERS-BUTTE.
BIROTHERHltOOD) II01ERIMAKERM AND HELPERS-Butte
STEAM AND OPERATING ENGINEERS-Great Falls.
AND THOUSANDS OF INDIVIDUALS IN BUTTE AND MONTANA
IT BE? SIAL Til' FTUIRE ASK THE WHY (IF OUR
,(:(\\'AIllli,:E, OF it'tl 'lIINGINtl, OF (.)UR CRAVEN MEEK
\\( IlIl iEIS (IF" AM 11111(;\, THEIY ARtE TOItTURIN( `11 EN
Alaly well meaning persons who lihave not, carefully studied
re.olitioniary iperiods anil lhe adventl to piower of' lhe variolus
classes in Ilistlory, alie heinig bewildered by the sickly nmoutlh
ings of haIllroni, revolt ilionists ol w'hal Ithey call the uldemo
crati.c proletarian dilctato'rshlil. A litlle dliggi.ng' will soon (lear
v\\auy any iisis Ilhat niay have beeln firlned by these "pale
ii.lk" 'denofi ralizers.
The class struiggle is a war illherent in tle capitalist. system
lue Ito Ihe facl thatl . the capilalis class live by robbing the
working class. This class stiruggle is a process and ipasses
hlroilugh ev\,dlaliotuary levelopmenteu as everytlhing else within
this univiverse. Thrie class estiuggle reaches ils fintal phase of'
dev'el ipinu iI il \wIhaI is called at reevoltilou. The revol imuon
ory pIerie l is tdetermiied bIy the total impossibility of further
i'prfiperly relilioiis e'xisting aliongside o. the productiv'e fiorees
it' a given societv. The reviolttioii breaks. The \\'at' of' the
c iiitlel.iling classes conies clear nto the surfacee.
\\ it is lp Ito te risiniig c(lass to wrest poliical ponwer
: i lthe ru'iiling class. is order to institute its own ecolnomic
aniii political regiie. This was the case \\'itli the biouirgeois
Iali thie ar'isl.o'n' v and thli l e i iiethlilds puiirsuied by the present
illing eapiltalist class tl galin supIrenulliy can be easily ascer
iiinied by r'ei.ling thie listliry llf the Eniiglishi, Freiclh and (ler
iimani revoilttiio of hlie sixfeeintlh, seveiiteentlh it and eatly
Sighlieeullli i'eiilfi'ies. Blt lel uis to oiur owii class lind lthe
preseniil periodi, il' ' revollttlio . ussia. (lerinai y. Austria, , 10
land. l I ll iluil, elc.. iave i aelchedl the finaiil stiige of tihe (class
\;ir. fI is up lie pii'ieta 'ian to seize political power andil
hiold i il t) resist c.o n le' revolulit4 hatid .institute the soeialist
iiiiiiiitu e. T call a ciiustiiueit aissemblyl is but the retaining
01' the tl political structuiire of capitalism. I'he socialist
l t'iucllu (, iien s ''1'fi' the iinu siliril i ottom ipii i ,' niot the po
litical itili~i tiin ici 'ui. The \ IIworkers eeri'll inly mniIust have
pliticlal Ipower lieis. I r elle'r. whi we hav'e referred toll
iprolei iiian dili iati hip, in order l i It tihe cl iiommon ii wiierlshi
f a ln c iuiuii i!In a liiiii nistratilion of productlllc ion floi use miry be
ieirfl'iirie . Ilit thlie Iprolel 'al l en clla in t sul ceed. l I iue t hrl u gh Ihe
h. ilii bourgeois iuiactiiuri'v Ifl' state. This ihas been demonstrated
in thfle C'tllini ile iii ' i 71. inil Huilssi ini ('er'iiaui. The cinistitu
(u11 aslseml ly woldl give Ihe vole to all p lrasiles. V\amhpiries,
lilf'et's -ho have i l ived byi the exploiiitioni ll' labo' iall their
lives. II wouil give i t all the lingers lion of tile systemi to
all hlie gamiliiiug'. chelilug', ''auliting elemients 'who ilesire cupli
italis tii li e i t ii i lll lhl f hey tulid l c tiii ue their robbery.
Soiie say: 'lut fat Il we must be deitCl'railic anid permit
eve ryonVie tie saume r'ight!" W\Viiil yiiol perlitl at burglar the
'right iit' \votinig ill lwhether lie slioulil ro your viii el? W\ ould
\oii perm'iit Ia lcli ti express a 1vish ais to \w'het er lie would
like si suck yoiu' bloodl? \\'ouldyol'u give ai set itf crooks whoi
hiave livedl ' lying and l laulid lle right toi say lit} ' " iinduistr'iouis
Mid honist pelple .hfiihl ltiudc. their alffirs? Would yoll
give iliiitarun'y nuii'lrderers. such ais \'Viin lHilndenulih'rg and Luheni
dflrfi'. the right ai say whetier there should be wars or tnt?
\V'iilu il yon ask lhe hliiuse Itl' lhillhehilds. Ihe tplulilerers of Eu
lope, iI say whelluer lprivate prli'loperty ill the lmeans of' produie
lionii a d distiibutio shouili li e iaiiinied? Noi. You wi oul
11it. Theii why\ sil ili alili asseiibly aniid ariilgue with such rogues,.
Ithieves aniil legal muuiurderers? The master claiss have had all
these years at their mercy to dipe the working class. to lie to
Ihean. lit bewilder theni. The workinug class mst have die
Itlforslhip ti destroy all Itiis poiso ,i. and that wvhich will remain
l.iit siuch i til lihy syvsteimi. They miust haive ipower to instiltte
lie struilcturi'e tl' the New Ihay. iid this they will have to fight
The Sliparti'acani group itl' ( ri' iiany are right, and .justified
by every lhiw iand ethic mil' the revolition toi strive for this
power. idl we blelieve tlialt tliihoiugh they will lihave to sacriflee
soiile it' their noblest. they wvill eventually obtain this power.
11 is noiiitewirthy that all tlhose whoi have so insisted oni bou'r
gielis de oiiiic'tic atliini ili iRussia anld ie'iiirmainy ultimately
niie ouit iii their tru'e cilorus, and stood with the capitalist
claiss. This tinidniiess. and wlhati they call their intrinsic love
tl jiuslice.' whlatever tlihat mighit ie. is eainioflaige for their
supilpliort fit' the iiister ctaiss. Look at Kereiusky. the betrayer;
I louk at the viuper Schiedenuann: listen to the wailing of those
, siuciil patriiits lt' this .ouiity who sieered ilat liebs; see, they
iare eveni io" irepatriiing the last tiarriende for lthe system.
The roadi tii the coiniton hliappiness of' all in.aiuntity, the road
i I the birthi It' real indiiustrial 'freedom, Ihte liap Ito the glorious
iiay-s it' the ining world w comiuanwii Vealtlu is tilhriugh the die
tatoiirship tit' tlie tproducers. tlhrouglh the liwe'l . tthose who do
' the w'uork tl' the worlh.
All pi\ei' to iproiletariani dictiatoriship!
e We will lublish iii the ear futlre ,thiii t. \lhIntosh's re
- ,l ui it Ili e flit iluhy(er's associatioin. detniliiig flue *.acrifices he
L has umade fr loul' . ,-aw "
I MILITARY PRISONER
(By ANISE in Seattle Union Record.)
"Your CLASS-WAR prisoners,"
Said Secretary Baker,
"Are suffering no more
Than many other men
As DECENT as they
In our MILITARY prisons.
Why, the last time
I was in Ieavenworth
I saw a bright young fellow
And asked him: 'Why
Are you here?'
And he told me, 'ABSENCE
From camp without leave.'
And it seems his WIFE
Was to be CONFINED)
And it was the first child
'And he was AFRAID
He would never see her alive,
And he asked
For LEAVE to go HOME
But his SUPERIOR OFFICER
For quite a while
And then he WENT,
And he was TRIED
" * r
And given TWENTY YEARS.
That is ONE KIND OF MAN
We have at Fort Leavenworth."
* * *
I started at those words
Of the Secretary of War,
I saw the sick wife,
The FIRST CHIILD,
The worried FATHER,
1 wondered whether the wife
* * "
Or what she is doing now
To support that bhby.
And I thoug t: "THIS
Is more HIDEOUS
Than the fate
Of our class-war prisoners;
For THEY are sentenced
In the fever of war
When it is human nature
To be passionate and cruel;
But this is the COLD-BLOODED
This is the inner meaning
And I thought: If our army
And our nation
And our civilization
Must have for foundation
A discipline which so outrages
Then better were it f
That the "red terror" '
Or the "yellow peril"
Or the great WINDS of GOD
Should sweep us
Into the sea,
And I opened the paper
And read how Wilson says:
Will bring to ALL the WORLD
Of HER FREEDOM."
Admiral Rodman, the man whc
commanded the American forces it
the North Sea during the war, in the
committee 'of ttrUal affairs has re.
commended the Americbn share of
the German fighting craft taken out
into the North Sea and sunk "so deej
that they can never be found again,'
because the expense of keeping thei
would be "enormous." We agree
But, then, we ask why the U. S. A
purposes to spend another two oi
three billions in building additiona
battleships to her already unneces
sary fleet? It strikes us as beinI
SOME business stunt to sink the
navies already built, and then bulkl
more. But, then, we are not supposes
to understand the intricacies of bis
business and armament trusts. Ii
America is to have incomparably the
biggest navy we would recolmment
she secnre'the white elephants at al
cdta.-Western Labor News (Winli
A PRIMER FOR GROWN-PS
Three thousand, loyal troops
marched ini. oday from Lichterfelde,
a suburb southwesterly. They were
received by the citizens with rejoic
ing and even tears. It was precisely
such a reception as would he given
soldiers arriving to relieve a city
occupied by an enemy.
They were mainly younger troops
from the front wearing Iron Crosses
and medals. They maintained their
old discipline and sang as they
A large number of officers wear
ing shoulder straps marched in the
ranks as pilvates anl carried rifles.
)Oh, see tile Iihun!
No, Mldiue, th tl's ilt i "H ." 'Iiey iisedl Ili cnall hiim a
Huni, buil .ot aiiNy ilire. Noiiwl hlie is a loval soldier.
\Whi calls him iii Ii"l soldier" ?
\Why', thle kept press.
Why dles the kept press call liiin al "l;al sildier'?
BleauiSe he slils doi\\!i the w\\orkiiig pe~ple of lBerlini.
W\hy doles lie shoolt the w\rkinig peOple tof Berlin?
Itecen se the capilitalists tell hini ll.
\Whyi d(u Ilhe cnpitalists tell hiiit tlo kill hlie \\'rkiiig man?
'Il make lthe "'w lhrl sale Iri' lenicl'raev..
W"hat kin(( of demollcrac.?
Why. capiialist denlocraey.
\Vhiil is lie \veariniig ioni his lbreoaslt?
Ai irOln (rss.
\Vho ii gave him Ihe iironi crss?
Tihe kaisier gilve hint Ihie itiron tuss.
\Vhy did the kaiser give liiu lithe ilroni criss?
Beealsiiesie killedl he \\'uienti i iild ihildreii t' Ilelgiuim aind
I' rall. e.
TRE NUCKER "
-If you want to
know anything, ask
the Mucker. If you
don't know any
thing, ask the
Mucker. If you
know anything you
know the Mucker
don't know, tell it
to the public
I am 13 years old. I go to the
Junior high school. My papa works
in the mines for Mr. Con Kelly. 1
have been in Butte since I was 1
year old and since you started your
paper I always like to read the
Mucker. Now, Mr. Mucker, will you
answer me a question. The other
day our teacher told us that our
Uncle Sam had placed the price of
sugar at 10c and the people were.
paying 12%, cents and asked us if
we knew who got the other 2 '
cents. Glen Lutey said the whole
saler. Do you think he was right,
and what does Glen's papa do? Does
he run a wholesale or retail grocery
store. Yours very truly,
F. B. T.
1. Yes. he is right. Ils father i.
a patriot and they and their children
are always right. You should worry
what you pay for sugar. Patriots sot
2. He runs a retail grocery stole
on the wholesale plan. He is the man
who was fined in police court for
short-weighing a widow woman. He
also paid $50 in police court for wa
Don't ask us questions any more.
We're not an encyclopedia.
As a reader and admirer of your
valuable columns, I desire a little in
side "info" about the gang of "saw
bones" and the modest price list the.
have slipped the poor "peepul"?
The troops brought field7 guns and
scores of machine guns.
To the Associated Press the sol
diers expressed their indignation
against the Sparfacans. All of thenl
appeared to be thirsting for a fight,
having vounteered' for duty in the
Today's arrivals were only the
vanguard of others encamped around
Berlin. It is learned that the troops
exacted as a condition that they
would not be interfered with by the
government and would be allowed
to wipe out the followers of Dr.
Karl Liebknecht in their own way.
-- Butte Daily Post, Jan. 14.
S.. . . O
"The Threshold" is the new paper
published by the soldiers in the Tux
edo hospital. We wish them success,
and promise them our co-operation
in making Canada a fit pace for peo
ple to live in.
They are striking the right note as
the following excerpt will prove:
The Next War.
The average person reading the
heading will hold up their hands in
horror and cry "!tever!" But to the
returned soldier. it is of the most
vital importance, because the next
war, to him, is a fight for a job. Now,
my good friend, Alderman Heaps, at
the meeting of the city council the
other day, said he wanted to do every
thing possible for the returned sol
dier, but firing one man to make
room for a returned man was not
solving the problem of assimiating
the returned soldier into civilian life.
In that argument is the fundamental
of the above heading. We have first
to create a good feeling betweenj
those who have jobs and those who
have not. This will not be accom
plished by calling people who did not
go to France names, but by getting
down to the rock-bottom of all jobs-
and that is profit. If an employer
cannot make profit of your labor,
you become a dead loss, hence you
must be fired to make way for some
one from whom he can make profit.
Therefore, I say the next war is a
war for a job. Go down to our city
any day and you will find that what
I say is true-the advance party of
returned sodlers are out looking for
jobs. Now, what will be the position
of our comrades who have given their
limbs and their health in the great
war? In this struggle ahead it is
they who will find it very hard to
battle against a fit man. Our duty,
as men who can take part in the
front line work of this war, is to use
every endeavor to press the claims
of our comrades. So my hopes is,
that all returned soldiers will look
to the labor movement for their true
Also I would like to make a sugges
tion, that the grave diggers' union
join hands with the pill distributors
and make sickness and death pro
hibitive; also it may be possible to
get "Oyster Shell" Lootay to get in
on the deal and give us poor simps
a regular fountain of youth village
for we cannot afford to die, and in a
short time we'll be able to live. So
let's all join in one ringing hurrah
for the "sec.ond story workers" who
would save us in spite of ourselves.
A, Wall Nut.
Advertise that room for rent in
the want columns of tl, Bulletin.