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' MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 1919.
. RUSSIA AND MOTHERHOOD.
One of the manly "great achievem entls" of the bolslieviki is
the instituting of the "PALA(CI', OF M(_)THlilO(lIui," ia home
lor convalescent mothers, where all wotmen are ip iv\'ided with
free care "sixteen weeks" bel'ore, iduring atnd aftl'er conflie
nment. Aind even atier tlhis. it Ithey feel weakt or are unitwell,
they cali return to receive th 'egreatest cae ind kindness.
This beautiful, quiet., andtl scientiflic hiiie of mothlleroood is
the fulfillment of' one of the lil'e's desires of our beloved little
comlrade, Alexaldra Kollontay, the brilliant mintister of1' wel
iare of the mighity t'ederatetd repubii lidc of HRussia. The same
Kollontay vwh~o has been allted everytlhing ill the caleitdar of'
master-class abuse, the one they staid was an illiterate 'fanatic,
and who is master' of no less Iithan 13 laitgluages, wihict she
speaks fluently. n) the mf tie ost highly educated auu cultlurle
women of the world, and yet triue ito the c(.ommunists, one who
never separates herself fo' one momenit fromn the great (irnse
of the workers and peasanitry.
This Palace of Motliherhood is a patterin tIo ihe wo\\r'ild. 11
would be an example to be followed immediately by all c(tiin
tries were it niot for the fact 1liat calitalists live ibuit for lpolit
It wouiild shame all tle world into considering tile w\'el'fare
of motherhood were it iol for the iact tliat it is riddei by
capital, anid therefore has mit shllame.
Compare this care anid attentioni I'ori' the mothert s anid chil
dren of Russia with capithalist countllries. W'iy, it is barely i
cenltury since ciildret were found ill the iiiies of' Englail.
where they were horn adl ii w\\here their Ipoor.', poverty-stlrickei
mothers left them. Laws \\er'e miiade to f'orc'e the empniloyers to
allow fulture motherhood to leave wo\\rik so imatly days libefore
giving bir'th to their clitilhheiot, Ibecauiise itf the terriible physical
state of thie Eiiglish working class wo\\onanhood.
Consider, you snils of womein, tie mother's of' Ilie 'worlkiing
class standiing in the factories, mills, and iItl sot lonig ago don\\
ill the mines, toiling and i car ryi ng a c ild., fo' eight, ell, twelve,
anid not, so long ago sixteeni iland eightteen oll'urs a daliy.
Think of the millions of the women iof' the capitailist (icoun
ti'ies who w\ork iltp to the last eI\\ hoiuris lbefortie deliv'e'ry, thlic
to have the poorest care, it' they are cared I'oi aiit ll. Poorly
niourished, soin eliiiies starved beorle ia d aIl'ter they give lil'e
to the world. Is there anly reasti toin ' f tor wonde at the reporti's we
have of the awful phylisical cotllitions of wo\\'ntlallood, aiid the
figulles that seeli to startle otl ilit'tllt ilortality?
Tlhiink againi itll another field. Here we are cr'yiing fo' a
"''decet world i. live iii." Alud iur nsters' Daily Liars
shlriekiing aniatheiiia oil anathema upon glorious Russia, whilst
inll ouir midst millionis oft' diaughliters lily their bodies I'o1 hire ili
the hiighways iiiand byways, in hlie legalized dlistr'ict, or. in the
secret, brothliol. Anttd let evei'y initit that mocks, tad e've'ry
finger potiiitedl, reiieihber that ever'y daughter ofl' . hlie ittitanii
iiac'e is a itpotentil Madtiiit. 'very gii'l wh is abused and
forced iito the tii'e tby society is but anothlier dtinuing andilld
'rapiing iof the most sacred (itf all thingii ss--M l Hlit'illt)Oh ).
\Womanlllhood spells motlhei'rhood, anll tlherel'ifore ailly society l
that makes plrostlitutio i f t o \omlllilollllId has i)no right to live.
Every child that is iiorni shouiitl hiave e'ver'y care that civiliza
Iioin aill ol'er; every mothier whoit hears this chiild shouli l not
know of want.
Not only after' ai liftle life 't Ines. l lbut befl'fir , s..cit v's kinil
ihanid shoulld lie streth'ledl i t, . ll l the inltelligent inlstul'lltii
of sciencie should l e giveni . ILong bleftore the little chlill
suckles at its umothlier s bosiol ii ivilized stociety woult see that
it vwas fed, anitl lnoti starved tlitirtigh the wretiched lpoiverty iof
andt fret. (ilorious titissia oalers the way. The Iot.her sholdll
have every care bel'cre, duriig amld alter c.;lineii meit. AinI
then she is inll a co.lition of hoidy alnd frame of mindl that she
caun give to the iew life that early ssleillucce aidl cuare so,
eicessary for stroullg aiial heCiliy nLiiood. \\'hit ciilClntim
tion to, a society that. iermits tof the ciionditiionis tliht siurroundedl
the ipoir mother in Sioux Falls. S. I.. sick unlto ImdiiIICess. hut
poverty says that sihe shlall have in relief', and she kills her little
ones. .1ist care. anmd peace of mil. ,just rest, sleep an.
quietude would have saved the brani f'rotm nadiness and tihe
little ones fr'om the cruel iat.
Look at the case il Grheat Falls some miio.lis ago, when a
depraved degenerate, perhlals conga iital. muirlered his wife
after her giving birth to seven chihldreit aitl still deathly sick
from the agonies of the birth of the eighth. She should not
have beeni near hii,. let alone the bjectl of his degeneracy.
She should have been uindler the care f society, fr that is so
ciety's work. Not a child born but society is Ia be the benc
factor or the victim. Theiin .t a child shoulil be I,'orn without
all the helpl of society.
O.ur civilization is )tly a m ,ckery. We have fihe scieice.
the coltltiort, the means to prov\-ide f',o all and mre. There is
enough for everyone. roatin for all t. work and prodtc'e, aid
yet such is the system that nmotherhood is abused tand the
Such mockery, of telling Russia what to do, of institutiing
Glorious Russia, you have set t ie wari the example. you
will yet set her free.
A dispatch from Johannesburg to Loudonl says: ". . . That
the natives will have nothing to do with this bolshevism."
And Mr. Archibald Stevenson of the military intelligence
bureau testities that 62 eminent American literary men and
proessors have endorsed bolshevism.
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AND THOUSANDS OF INDIVIDUALS IN BUTTE AND MONTANA
LET IT GO.
iapitalism says that socialismn would destroy civilization.
(alitialism's idea of civilization is is state of society where
the capitalists irule.
Thereto'e anyllIing tlhat would bIreak the power of capital
ismi is ruinous to civilization.
Capilali]Im is cold-blooded, liheatless, cruel. To maaintain
its ruile it would drownl the world ili blood.
\\'lWhile al\voc('alilng peace, capialism plunged the whole world
Capitalism's idea. of peace was expressed by Roosevelt when
he said the kaiser was the greatest force f'or peace in the
Yes. socialism will destroy capitalist civilization-a civiliza
ti, I a sed o1l (the robber'y of the workers. The world is better
olf without it. Let it go.
Under the bolshevik government children born in Russia here
after are to be the property of the state . . ."-Anaconda
Standard, Jan. 24.
If the above is true, Ihen the child will at least be assured of
good(4 care. Iii the Uniiited States of America the child is left
to shil'l ti'or lhimself---till the state thinks it needs him for miili
ta'ry service. Ahem! Forty tIl.sand under-fed school chil
dre.n iii onle (\town! At the granud military roundup 4 per cent
of the grown-.iuls found unflit for military service!
Admiral Kl d chak, head of the little comluter-revolutionary
government at O(isk. w'hich recently resumed the making and
,ale of \vodka with the statement that Russisa could well,pare
a few million bushels of grain from her food .'supply Ifor .'Wh a
Ielleficetll. ir'lpose, is ,,now seeking to,get the~ clerge a4.aiý4t a
fellow co'niterl-re 'nltillary leader disinissed-a General
Senleiollf, caught lo(oling the baiks. Kolchaul, it seeims, wishes
to becom1 e reconciled wili this gen.llemai and to unite forces
witlh him. The allied ,lfficials ill Russia have offered their
services to aid iin elffectilg the settlement.
A bolshevik is a trtan who, when he sees ainy change in gov
erCnlllntal formI'r is I'1 the atlvantage of the masses, doesn't
sit still and exclaim: '"(ive it to 1us, O, you profiteers."
The pullerl' (4I'r the above was found in the Standard edi
Iorial of Jllu. 2i. as lfollows: 'A holshevik is ia nlui who, w'.lhel
hIe sees anything worth stealing doesn't sit still and exclaini:
'hlring it to me.'
\ six-hounr l'ay. Si ounds good~., cI? Two i)OI1LAIhS added
to a il \ Iay's . A colnl'lerelce of the mercihants, a rise i pt rices
and - bingo! the boss has it back. Two HOURS off a day!s
wIork an.d yo(t have somethinlg the boss can not take away frl'ofil
vI. Yes, a six-hour day-for a starter.
We are pt~osed to thieves of all description, especially
lthose \\'who steal Iw\\sl).lerl's, anid believe they shlould be lpuI
ished, hIlt we opine that tholse alleged pIlrloiners of the red
aI g plublishedl oi holadway have been sullic'ienlly plunished if
they read it.
,.e (illi 0ilelei'StIiid A mI'IllouIls avel'sioll to ,tgovcl\'OlilllelOlt conl
Ir('l iii the ltacking ildllslly wlihei we recall tie huge tpr'olits
\Ird'ig 1r4m4 the governmenlt (ul peopile by the tIckers during
IIhe w\'ar--un( at ilesenl.
tleilliialito I 1' 1. W . WV., hlshe iks, a1 l s,4)4ialism. Appli
,',,,,ls take 1 ,2li ct, \Vith this hint the thing should be easy.
The telephone operator in Egypt
is required to speak five languages:
English, French, Italian, Greek and
Tailors In some sections of the
country are making a specialty of
turning men's suits inside out, as ra
war economy measure.
The newest type of tank assigned
for use in warfare is steam-driven
and weighs 4 tons.' It is of Amerl
call design and manufacture.
Presidlent Faunce of Brown univer.
sity says that the cruelties of Baby
lon were nothing compared with the
scientific ".synthetic hellishness" of
The principal sugar substitutes rec
ommended by government chemists
are corn syrup, maltose (syrup made
from potatoes). honey and high-grade
All washable tablecloths and nap
kins remaining unsold in the shops
throughout Germany have been com
mandeered by the imperial clothing
officer for army use.
Kettles of paper are carried by the
Japanese soldiers. When hot water
is wanted the kettle is filled and the
outside doused with water when it is
ti.e water ti boireaing.i " iminut
the water is boiling. '
Pluck is the stepfather of success.
Mlen spend a lot of money for
things they don't want.
Some men spoil a good story by
sticking to the facts.
About the safest "get-rich-quick"
scheme is to marry an heiresS.
Some stocks recover from a fall
faster than the small operators do.
Those who offer bargains get rich
quicker than those who seek them.
Girls make almost as much fuss
about graduating as they do about
Brevity may be the soul of wit,
but just the same it doesn't tickle, a
man when he finds himself short.
Some one said that wealth does
not beget contlntment. We are posi
tive that poverty doesn't. And there
Almost any married man will
freely admit that in the choice of a
partner his wife's judgment was su
perior to his own.
If a mnan has Plenty of .baage in
his pockets when he gqes;to bed his
hi1m y 'not have ocyou1 :
him for pin money.
Petty Thiet ry
(By ANISE in Seattel Union Record.)
I see by the headlines
* * *
That PETTY THIEVERY
WORRIES the POLICE.
Someone broke into a houseboat
Some CLOTHES and I'OOD
And fifteen dollars in money;
And somebody robbed
A hotel room
Of some clothes and razors;
And another man stole
* * *
TEN DOLLAILS In cash;
And another stole
And others took
A tent or a watch.
And so the police
Are up in the air!
And I remdmber the tales
A CONTRACTORt told me
Not about PETTY stealing,
On those COST-PLUS contracts
The government had
With the shipyards.
He said one manl,
Bid LOW and LOWERt
And never got a bid
Till a friend said: "TRY
And it got him thb yard
That contracted to
And passed up an bid
That had a LbWV tD
And gave the job
To a IBRANp rWft MAN
At a high price,
A man who had to go
To the old firth
* * *
That was pasedd •Q
In order to GETtHELP
To build them.
Because in all of these grafts
The more the SUI#i' COST
The higher the Bptrentage
Made by the B13IILtbER,"
And my contractor friend
Remarked with a laugh:
"All this is common talk
And commohb Jest,
And Ibet Clarence Reames
With the big folks
To hear what is going on
Like the rest of us do.
I wonder why
He wastes his time
On all these PETTY fellows?"
And I said: "I guess ..
The BIG STEALS
Don't BOTHER the government,
For they are a sign
That BUSINESS is POOMING;
But the LITTLE steals
Of clothes ads food
Are a sign ttf tols#
Are HUNGRY, ' $"
And ar. getting. ' AWLE8S
And that is why it is
That PETTY THIEVERY
One of the privileges of man is to
live and learn.
People who blame others are like
ly to praise themselves.
A fussy person quickly sours t
milk of human kindness.
4111 uin we: u4ertak r'fl b '
Two Years Among the
By I. IIEYNOLD BALI,
In the Boston Traveler.
I have been two years in Russia,
engaged in relief work.
I have been in Samar, in Moscow,
on the western frontier, In Astrakhan
and tile Caucasus, and quite recently
Fi'om time to time I have been'in
relation with bolshevik commissa 8,
and have found them well disposed;
and men, as a rule, with a sense of
I was struck by the fact that those
in responsible positions in Russia are
mostly young men. On the western
frontier, which I visited at the end of
May, the government was making use
of an bxisting organization, the
"tltildn of T'owns," for the relief of
'tl'hi'teon thot:,'and people were be
ing fed at Orsha,xand arrangement-.
were being made for the supply of
foodstuffs alonig the whole western
frontier from other .parts of Russia.
Whether these arrangements have
been prejudicially affected by the al
lied occupation, I cannot say. In
Astraklian the relief is being carried
out dilectly by commissars and com
mittees working under a state de
partment. I visited, in September.
the comnmissar in charge of Armenia
affairs, who is also commissar (min
ister) of the interior in the republic
Six million roubles have been as
sigdied by the central department in!
Moscow for the relief of refugees in
Astrakhan and the Caucasus. A com
missioner had been sent into the
Caucasus to link up extending re
lief committees with the state depart
ment. A sign that the department
was bent on practical measures of re
lief was the fact that they were send
ing 30,000 yards of cloth into -the
Caucasus for the Armenian refugees.
By the way, I might mention that
an Englishman working under the
bolshbvik relief department traveled
with several comrades of the Red
guard on a journey of more than u
week's duration in a good. wagol,
bringlhg tile cloth from Petrograd I.A,
On my return to Englind I llud
that there is a great discrepancy be
tween what my countrymen expect to
hear about Russia and what I can
When one is expected to describe
scenes of bloodshed and riot in the
siteets of Moscow and Petrograd, I
saw no scenes of violence or disorder.
I should, perhaps, qualify the above
statement by saying that there was
one disturbance while I was in Mos
cow, a disturbance occasioned by the
mdrder of Count Mirbach by the so
cial revolutionaries, which war
promptly'suppressed by the bolshevik
As td personal safety, I can only
The League of Nations
(By SCOTT NEARING.) I
The idea of "the league of na
tions" is not new. History is sprin
kled with leagues. There were
leagues in Egypt, leagues in Syria,
leagues in Creece, leagues among the
'.itdian cities and there was a Han
'seatic league. At the beginning of
the nineteenth century England or
ganized a great league to overthrow
1Napoleon and make the world safe
for democracy. Since Napoleon was
crushdd in 1815 there have been al
Iances, entententes and "balances of
lpower." Now a new league is pro
a0sed--a league of nations which
lall last forever and "enforce"
.'The real prototype of the present
league bf nations was the holy alli
ance, drganized in 1815. This holy
alliaeice was originally made between
Alexander I. of 'Russia, Francis.. I.
of Austria and William III. of Prus
sia. It came at the end of a half cen
tury of devastating wars. It came at
the beginning of a militant period
of democratic enthusiasm.
The., three reactionary rulers of
Russia, Austria and Prussia, jealous
of their feudal privileges, bound
themselves together in eternal broth
erhood "to protect religion, peace
The holy alliance soon became an
:instrument of reaction that was used
to sutbpress manifestations of sov
Pregident Wilson on May 27,
1916, at a meeting held by the
league tb-enforce peace, spoke in
favor of. a "universal association of
nations." .Since that time good peo
ple without number have enlisted
themselves behind the movement for
a league of nations. Only recently an
elaborate , manifesto was issued,
signe4d by, a large number of liberals,
advdcating, the,' principles of such a
ST'h.~ge.iiealiets have had in mind
a .league. bf freb peoples. They have
tipiOg totf an,.rganization of society
very , siitpjar ;tp the federation of
stgtgp gYakingg pp the United States.
Theyy have' reSkoned without their
hoe';They should have read one
parigryap,. in' president Wilson's in
a:ggultt.g.peec) .on March 5, 1917:
'!.1' 60o*mn"itnty 'of interest and of
power pon which peace must hence
fort 'iit..~ind iniposes upon each na
tion the duty of seeing to it that all
influences proceeding from its own
citizens meant to encourage or as
sist revolution in other states should
be sternly and effectually suppressed
That paragraph means that the
individual nations joining a league.
of nations must see to it' that hence
torth the world shall have no Switz
erleand nor any other asylum, so that
Lloyd George may make. good his
threats to- the leaders of the bol-.
shevik government that they would
find no asylum left. on the face of
, .The league of nations is called into
beitag by economic, and social forces
vl~ which idealists who are think
1t 'a league of free peoples have
go utely no control. The fact that
y league of nations is receiving the
e woe g. urope 16 ou d open
say that it was possible to travel un
molested .from Moscow to the soUth
crn limit of the Caucasus through
It is truie that on my arrival at
Vladvakas, two days after the bol
sheviks had captured it from thie cos
sacks, there was .looting by ,Ingush
tribesmen, but by the third day it
was put down by the bolshevik ad
On the other hand, the only occa
sion when I was molested was on my
return journey through a village be
longing to our allies, the cossacks,
where some mountain tribeamen, al
lies of our allies, were engaged in
dragging a woman out of the village
to shoot her. It nm y be urged that
the preservation of public order sig
nifies nothing more than the acttuies
cence in a reign of terror.by a fright
ened population: In that case one
wpuld expect to find signs of repres
sive police or unpopular martial law.
Since the first revolution there has
,been no police for~e; its functions
have fallen to the Red guard.
The Red army, which is directed
by the commissar for war in Mos
cow, is said to be a million strong.
The Czecho-Slovaks, who were
carrying all before them in the
spring, have retreated from the Vol
ga to Siberia, and Lenine's popular
ity has greatly increased since the at
tempt to assassinate him.
Gorky has recognized this, and has
joined the government.
Early in October le called a mass
meeting in Petrograd, in which he
appealed to the intellectuals to join
forces with the bolsheviki. The meet
ing was a great success.
Just as it is a mistake for us to
wish to apply our own constitutional
precedents in Russia, so it is a mis
take to see in the bolshevik appli
cation of Marxian doctrine the exper
iments of mere doctrinaires.
Lenine is a doctrinaire in the full
sense of the word; he never relin
quishes one iota of the pure doctrine,
but he is a doctrinaire at bay, and
never fails to use an advantage when
Such a weapon, ready to the hands
of the bolsheviks, was in the indus
Irial'soviet, bequeathed by the revo
lution of 1915.
The industrial soviet is a spon
taneous development in a center of
industrial activity of the same in
stinmct for communal action meeting.
It can only be interpreted as col
Sometimes the whole crowd can be
seen moving away at once to carry
their conclusion into action. ' It is as
mysterious as a swarm of bees. WVhat
a contrast to our ideally elected par
Bolshevism rests on this instinct,
and it seems to me that in the ab
sence of it the widespread fears of
bolshevism in England are idle.
the eyes of the people to the realities
of the situation.
What-are these realities?
During the past few years the pro
duction and distribution of wealth
has been placed upon an interna
tional basis. American corporations
have plants in Europe, Asia and
South America. English, German
and French capitalists have estab
lished connections on all five of the
continents. At the same time invest
ment has been put on a world basis.
The stock and bonds of American
and English industries are held by
investors in all the great countries
of the world.
The economic community of inter
est must logically find its expression
in some political community of inter
est since political institutions are
built upon economic foundations.
The league of nations is the logical
political expression .of international
capitalism just as the bourgeois
state is the logical political expres
sion of national capitalism.
The league of nations would have
come as a matter of course. Its com
ing has been hastened by the war
and by the menace of bolshevism.
The Russian revolution is to the cap
italist world what the French revo
lution was to feudal Europe. Russia,
Austria and Prussia united in the
holy alliance against political democ
racy. England, the United States,
France, Italy and Japan will unite
in a holy alliance against industrial
These nations" have alrealdy taken
the first step in that direction. They
have joined forces and invaded an
ally without even the pretence of a
declaration of war. They are main
taining their armies today, accorl
ing to their own apologists, for the
purpose of overthrowing the "red"
government in Russia.
T)he league of nations will cope-
inpvitably. Economic, causes '.hare
created it. The necessities of igf r
national capitalism demand it:;,The
league of nations will come sat` he
behest and under the control d 'the
most reactionary forces in the^eap
italist world. It will be' a leage of
bankers, diplomats; manufacth.rers
and traders. Its function will he tile
preservation of capitalist sadiety
with all of its monstrous iniquities.
Its power will be exercised thrpugh
an international police force-an in
and preserved to suppress reVolu
tions..The league of nations will en
dure as long as the bankers and
traders of England and the United
States will stand together. When they
divide, -as. they ultimately must di
vide, there will be two leagues of
nations and a world war that will
eclipse that which has justended.
Until that time comes, the league of
nations will make the world a safe
abiding place for capitalism by crush
ing out every' vestige of militant de
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