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IFRIDAY. FEBRUARY 14, 19119.
SUPPORT THE STRIKE.
Thle iprl.tl .rike oI miners ill inlle is passinlg thlrough the
various ph..,a ,,f all I'ormer strikes ill this cnim.inily. with a
fe\\ new'\" devices addehd.by the oppressors I, laborl' r' good
1ill'asullrl . Iulti inll 'rlel'r it o erl' ni e lthe greatler ,l eterniiiialitlli
of the rI'iik andl file of the woirking mesen in sland shoulder to
-.hoilllrlev at Illis lin. \\which their ,,p0r1l..ti,,rs knew \w\as bound
In le Ilce case. I oll w\\.ig a peoird I rof imparalleled exli oilalin
o,, the w'orker's lintler the slimulus , of patriotism.
\\Well didl t nmastlers pealize the inevitable t,iilenoie w\hen
Ilit i dleciredl ii, tlp the clinmax of wr\\rIgs heapedl illlni the
w\,ikers it of inile by annlni ciig a di llat redu tint in the
wages 1it the line workers. Anli kIiwleldge with lie naster
I lass mel s l fllonu ;l(,i. lprepaleiin :;. Tley do lnorl wail, They did
hilg wail. t L lee lhe lresullll 'll'f e , edution. iil wages.
Thle tlitlerslt. iposessilig ti;l'tO kloll i edeg\\(lp'e d lf' ,working
class psycrhningy, knew thal a silluation would cil''rot lhem
whhic li wtouiil ieqlire liu.lllual eli.ttls tilt their tarl if they were
Itt be slweessfill .his lime il lle\'enling lthe \orker.s l'ronm
tilting ' l mai sse l'.' theiil salvatiolln. \ ith lhis kn iowledge, the
miasters iprnceehded, . wii lthe po\i,\er always at Iheir comlinild.
Iit act in adhvtiate of the IIreaIening avalanche nl wttrking
.\ Itrilurene.e w\as hiurriedly arrangetd ii \\ashinglton. rep
resen.,i lives ii laboir. wil utl hardly a m m,'imeilt , notice. were
lllinnllllied. alll there, ltlhter the ullspices iii' Se retiary .i' Laboru
\\'ilsoii. these rlepres.eiclalives rmel. w\ilh .John Iil IHall to Ilihe
nn.rnslha (topper Mining (.,mpany, 1a111 other copper baron,.
The cotndiliio of l tlie .ltlpper indulstrly was explaineid fiully n it
the lmeriedlly slrnilloed represenltatives, and the "critical"
nt-.litin it ' ltilie al ffair il' i e (n i mlpat y \li hichl made $165.
(itlfºittlt since 191:. attel'r pa iying all axe \\s, as explained by1I'
Mulr. ,tloh I). Hyati.
Ill lhe nmeartimetl. al.id before ithe represeiltalives co(ld re
lp.rt lbck, the rednIlitit btomb hadt been exploded,t anId, as
expectled. Iluie wo'tkers rebelled, and proceedled In pool their
strengthl and t'ormn a (entral rganizatio-n wvhiel wtotld unile
tlheni (iiler our. headl. that they ilight ipresentlit a united front
1111 pll 11l) a su ,e .ssfr l fighlt againust their expliters. stmine
Ihing which had not li II i Ieen (,le hlitherto.
The wtorkers hwit Ieei remarkablyhv sIecessill i Iltheir er
ilts i. ,lidiil'y Ihliemselves. and are yet. I'r Ilit mailtter, but
Ileal the plans of the copper barons. in arlaiginlg the Wash
inglntl conflerence. did ilot eitiitly iliscarry was eviteiced
when one of the li-s;t uniions i, respondl to the challenge re
s.ilded itsi alion alter heariug the ireport of its represenltative
I, the co.1lferelnce at Wiashii.gtoti. While thle altionti ot' this
1,iuni li ray he , 1nly a tenmllrary selhack. and its possibility was
I'oree,. vet it is nl'lortlu.lale, anuth surely Io he regretted by
all who have the welfu're oi' the \\'orkers at heart, and lthe
visin I.I see the path whi must le Ira.\eled ir they are in free
tihenuiselves tl'lol cailiitiotis whicll keep Ihem on Ithe brink
iiuI stilletiies ov\er the hlintk. of wvant and hunger.
Thie Sttliers'. Sailor-" aiil \\'irkers' c(iiiciil had been oiir
gntiized. the A.\n.y alnd Navy league had ellndorsed the protest
sIrike, .he riinters ,ergautizatinils atI lthe Silver Bohw Trades
an alabor asseiiihlyv and the Metal Trades couilcil hadl endorsed
the strike. nminy individual unions had already ,joined the strik
ing linetls. illll inonlie. il the entire ICmivement, had shown morel
loyallty ainlI aggressiveness Io lthe calse tof the working class
Iilthanl the retlreil sohliers, sonime of w\vhianl had done their "hilt"
i' Flrance. These ireturned soldier-workers had made their
appieais it, .he worlkelrs i stand shoulder to shoilder with them,
as Ihey had ldone in F'raiuice. .ul win a victolry here fi' omn'lanci
patin,. as Illl< hail done "iver thele.
WVith these tilts bel'ore them, it is alnost inconceivable ihat
any ll)oly ot mililanit wikers itlell be plreailed Upo10 by som5 e
lliisgliiled tperst tIt deserlt tlheir eliltiw woikers and lurn a
ler cal ii tihe ileatlings itt the stidier-wikers who lolghlt
Ilr illlem til l'ilrat ili battliefells.
lenzt this is '1,l a11.
'.hose whlio knoll no coullitrylv and Io flag. vlihose loyalty and
allieganci"e is In the (llIr alone. Ihave played their trump card.
The znationial gnvernmient has been appealed to In save the
indtrislries fI' Ml tanl a from aianarchy and chao '." allnd this
ilppeal has leebi adhliessed by those whoI. by con'Inoi consentl.
are given cicreldit for doiling lthe bidding I' those who brought
aIbttut the 'chao ns in the indii siii' ies of Moi tiiiiaL by their uttier
disregard of the irights of the wvorkiers. and their mnad. insane
iavilig ho' inre profits.
Shiii hypocrisy. iinduceid in paii r llio doubt. bv ignorance on
the part of lit legisllilre iii nlemoriailizilg the secretary of
labor to e\- lMontanliiia induistries, \vould be highly amusingli if' it
\\vee not for the fa(t that compliance wvills the memorial wvill
paia Ilyze the energies ain sn hjsugatep tlie will of the \workers to
lthe elnichlnieiit of th'e real anarchists in Montana.
I1' the goverinmeiit of, the United iStates is not to take over
hlie iniiies and adniiihisteri themn in the interest of the great
rnijoliiy. I lie ]east it should do, in our humble opinion, is to
keep halinds oFl and give the \vwokeis a chanciie to work oiit their
And the least anyi organjiization of workers can and should
do--an---d 1do it iiowv, is to staind wtilih their class in this most
righteous light being made by the Soldiers', Sailors' and Work
Quit playing the other fellow's game.
Line up w\ith your brothers and support
'THIl PROTEST STRIKE.
if everyone in Butte was fined $10 who has not swept the
snow frong ip front of his home today bankrupt Butte might
raise about one million dollars. Let's have a mayor.
Union Stock Holders in the
Butte Daily Bulletin
UNITED MINE WORKERS OF AMERIC-A-aLoasi: Sand Comles
Stocket, Roundup, Lehigh, Klein.
FEDERAL LABOR UNION-Livingston.
MACHINISTS' UNION--Great Falls, Butte. Idangstom.
MACHINISTS' HELPERS' UNION-Great Falls, Batt.,
CEREAL WORKERS-Great Falls.
ELECTRICIANS' UNION-Livingston, Butte.
BAKERS' UNION-Great Falls.
SHOE WORKERS-Great Falls.
PLASTERERS' UNION-Great Falls.
RAILWAY CAR REPAIRERS-Llvingspton.
BREWERY WORKERS' UNION-Butte.
HOD CARRIERS' UNION-Butte and Bozemnan.
STREET OAR MEN'S UNION-Butte.
METAL MINE WORKERS' UNION (Independeut)-Butte.
PRINTING PRESSMEN'S UNION-Butte.
STEREOTYPERS AND ELECTROTYPERS' UNION-irtte.
BRIDGE AND STRUCTURAL IRON WORKERS--BUTTIE.
BROTHERHOOD BOILERMAKERS AND HELPERS-Butte and Liv
STEAM AND OPERATING ENGINEERS-Great Falls.
BUTCHERS' UNION-Great Falls.
AND THOUSANDS OF INDIVIDUALS IN BUTTE. AND MONTANA
Ten ihousanld millioniaires and 40,000.hungry school chil
dren live in the samie town.
The New Yorik State Industrial commission reports that dur
iilg the high-wa\ler period for wages in 1918, ont of 60,000
w'omlieii stdle andll factory emplo.yes whose employers were ex
atniiiined, Imore Ilhai 4.,200 received less than $8 per' week.
(:Chales I'cdward ulissell said lhti employers, from sheer
borllherly love I'or thei r emlployes (stimulated by a shrinking
I'trom ad\verse public c'viticism), would not, lower wages after
the war. Charles I'dwivard has always been something of a seer,
see-er of visions.
For the seab who is doingr his best. to reduce the income of
his wil'e and childirei by slickiiig tin the job l''for a dollar less
I"T day tile Analll(l(Ionda Stanlidtard expresses lenidelr concern.
Fori' thle mailn who is (doing his best, Ito increase the iincome of his
wife and children by demanli(g i (dollir more per d(ay, the
Anaciionda Stadlardi has onily execrltioillns.
\VWhy? heta iis.e it. is tIhe short-sighted s'iib 'who makes it
rossitble for thle hogs of privilege to sleal tile w\\enltl of lihe
0ct1ce igaini let ts. I'e li .l yil thliat there is ilI the present
time more available land in the \worlld than., lhere ever was
beifore, here are miore ilnd bel'er inlplemenilts to till the land
thai evei' befLiore, thliat tlhere is more andi bet le' imaciniliery to
li'prepare the prIol'ildct of tile soil for hiliman consumptilltioni than
iv'er before anld thliie lire millionlls of people ready alind aniixioius
ai Use tho laind aid rmachinery.
''Theii why ~ shouliid there he any hunger and avant?
Siberia was ruiled for nine niolnths by tlihe,soviet republic
vil oit ll. a single execttioin, xwitio t aI single .:flunn iltment to
ri'isoi or lif I. Tile children were all at thlie I'ree.state scliools,
ile palreints were all woirkiing in comfort 1nd halppiness. Then
the allies eitered Ilt re-establish law and orlder. 'They started
ii b)y sholltilg 16i soviet leaders within niiine miniiutes after
Buttle lot oiinly is entitled to absolute law aind order. but what
is more, Butte is goiilg ito tolinillue having law and order. With
lie troops, tile rlelllllrned soldliers and the workers on the job,
A 2.C. gl. gniimen ntil iri\iate deteclive agelcies haven't a.
William Cilts, cullter o1if spruce, wanits prices cut. Cults is
i,-ong ol n Oic its. The ild.l, inii iiners' wages pleased Cutts. A
cit ini prices wvouiltl please (Cults, tco---iI' it were accompanied
by i ('il ill clerks' 'wages. I' \we had a (li i (o 'Ilts we'd run it.
Thile boilsheviks of tullssia have established I'ree public ma
leTiily iomes andI hioslpitals. \where any and all mothers may
live uilllier salllil' Ilriln the state I'or two iiiiths ipreeeedingll and
tlour mnlihs sli-reledingg child-birth.
The l.rohailic I',eats of the black-llag rag: never 'ease.
Hlavinig i'cised the 1. W. \W. and the foreiginers of instigating
the sltrike. It(' li\-ow asseil that the p'ic'e of' f'odstllft's ilad(
onlmetlhilg to .o with it.
O -- 0
AN IDEAL SCHOLAR
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I met a man the other day
Who wished to know if 1 might say,
Why all the world seemed filled with
And why it was that cruel fate
Was causing such a stir??
Said I to him, why don't you lend
A thought or two, and help to mend
The things that make the world so
And feeds us death for soothing gruel
And cause life to blur?
He answered not, he had no chance
To show more of his ignorance
For I unloaded brainy wares
And told of graft and millionaires
And other theiving plutes;
I told of greed that led to war,
I told of profits battled for,
I spoke of phony patriots
And other brands of fake despots
Who laugh at being brutes.
I mentioned that we'd worked for
And still old age was filled with
For parasites had stole our wealth
And left us naught, not even health
To still our old age frights;
I told to him how we'd produced
The whole world's needs, yet were
To needing that which is our own
Though we must let it all alone
For thieves who steal our rights.
And when I had enlightened him
I'd stirred his dormant fighting vim:
Said he, I'm growing old and frail,
But I can help to spread this tale
Of stolen liberty;
I'll teach to all the younger folks
This story of the master's yolks
And when, in timb, they've all grown
They will not sip this bitter cup "
That's caused such misery.-D.N.R.
The Man and Mule. I
o -- 0
Says Ima I)ub to his'trusty old mule
As they stood shivering in the cold,
"The mines are closed by those who
And all other industries, too, I'm
Now. I bought honds and joined the
While the war prosperity ruled
It would last awhile proclaimed the
But, .lack. it seems that we're
The mule smiled wisely as all mules
And opening his mouth he spoke,
Wagging his great ears all the while
As if it were a joke.
"A fence is locked around your mills,
Your grub is under key;
They won't even let you owe a bill
In this world, safe for democracy.
"Will you stand and see your chil
dren gaunt tA11
And shivering in the cold,
While the key to all the need or want
In your own hand you might hold?
"Will you stand on the other side of
Obeying the illegal laws and rules
Made legal because the laws are
To sharpen human tools?
"Now, I'm but a hungry, mangy
Just a shivering, thin jackass,
But don't say I'm YOUR kind of
Fooled by the ruling clas."
..F. B. A.
If you want to sell, bu,. etXbange
or rent, use Bulletin want as. They
IF HE ONLY KNEW !
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M ·:~OTHER WHERE HE SAYS
H~E KNOWS WVE ARE
tCEEPING. THE HOME
FIRES OF fCq
TJhat his uniloi ru is *, he stiippedl fom liini w hen he rehuins anid lie is to lue brandedl an
uneii abllIle wvhile as~ked to suppjort. niuilier L ibert lu hiiii
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A S('IENTIST WllITE I's.
Missoula, Feb. 11.
The author of the communication
entitled "Minions of Mammon," pub
lished by your paper Jan. 21, ad
vanced a well intended, but, I be
lieve, wrong argument against
charging for Christian Science heal
It is both necessary and right to
charge. Christian Scientists are not
different from other people, in that
they are able to live without eating,
wearing apparel and shelter. Prac
titioners devote their entire time to
their work. To meet their expenses,
therefore, it is necessary for them to
be justly compensated.
It is right because sustained by
reason and because the Bible up
holds it. The propriety is not ques
tioned of compensation to the
preacher, physician, laborer, or any
other person. There is no distinc
tion whereby it should be denied to
Christian Scientists. Indeed, it
would not be right for those who are
able to pay, to ask Christian Scien
tists to minister to them for nothing.
To ask it would manifest the sin of
greed and selfishness.
Turning now to the tenth chapter
of Luke, we find that when Jesus was
sending his disciples forth to preach
the gospel and heal the sick, he staf
ed that the laborer was worthy of his
Please observe that I defend the
right of compensation from those
who are 'able to pay. It would not
be right to deny the ministrations of
Christian Scientists to any not able
to pay. Christian Scientists are hu
manitarians, the work of healing
being their object and compensation
an incident, and history does not es
tablish that their good offices have
ever been denied to those not able to
I submit, therefore, that compen
sation being necessary and the scrip
tures sustaining it, the propriety of
compensation to Christian Scientist
practitioners can not be denied.
RICHARD H. SMITH.
Workers,' Soldiers' and Sailors'
Council: I have never been able to
run my own business successfully,
but that fact has not discouraged a
constitutional conviction that I pos
sess an unusual talent for administer
ing the affairs of other people. Hence,
I am prompted to suggest to the coun
cil that, inasmuch as the success of
the strike is largely dependent upon
the number and morale of the early
morning picketing force, and, where
as, no human being awakes with glee
at 4 o'clock a. m. of a winter's morn
ing to the consciousness that he must
arise and carry war to the enemy on
an empty stomach, and, whereas, the
ready means of alleviating that dis
tressing condition is not available to
many earnest strikers whose inclina
tion would take them out upon the
picket line, had not the fire fallen so
low under the boiler, and. whereas,
indeed, the best one of us is but a
pigmy in the morning until he has
engulfed a couple of eggs and a pint
of coffee; therefore, it should be
brought about that full and complete
5 o'clock breakfasts be served atthe
hall to all men who report for early
morning picket duty.
If lack of funds be urged as an
objection, I state my belief that ade
quate money could be raised by sub
scription for that express purpose
from the slackers who side-step the
tcketing-provided it is expressly
stipulated that the fund is so em
ployed. Many sincere strikers who
want picketing, done will yet dodge
picketing. Some of them will square
themlves with their self-pspect by
putting up coin. If it be thought by
any of you it is bad practice to thus
serve free meals to pickets, many of
whom are able to provide for them
selves, I would answer that such men,
when the pressure gets worse, are
going to give all their available cash
to the cause, anyway.
I would add that in my opinion
nothing else will so quickly build up
and maintain an effective, numerous
spirited picketing force for work in
the cold, gray dawn as this policy of
feeding them all in a jolly bunch in
their own hall before starting them
out. Very truly yours,
Seven score and three years ago,
our fathers brought forth upon this
continent a new nation, conceived in
liberty, and dedicated to the proposi
tion that all men are created equal.
Now, we are engaged in a great in
dustrial war, testing whether that
nation or any nation so conceived
and so dedicated can long endure.
We are met on the great industrial
battlefield of that nation. We are
met to dedicate that nation, to the
principles laid down by the fathers
of this government, that political, in
dustrial and economic liberty shall
ever be the heritage of every citizen
in this broad land, and that govern
ment of the people who toil in every
part of that structure shall not per
ish through the insidious curse of
corporation slavery. "Labor is prior
to and independent of capital," A
free America will maintain its au
thor. A SUBSCRIBIII.
I am sending you a clipping from
last night's paper which speaks for
itself. The point I want to bring
out is: What does Mr. Rowe mean
by a 'desirable resident?" Can it
be that union men and fighters for
labor are to be deported and the
trench dodging German stool .pig
eons and scabs are to be kept here.
Following is the clipping from
Friday's Butte Daily Post:
"Before any alien is deported
there must, of course, be a careful
examination of each individual case.
If the foreigner is a desirable resi
dent and American at heart, let him
stay. For all others there is no
room in the United States. That
should be the test."-James H.
EVEN IN ARIZONA.
Editor Bulletin: I read the Butte
Bulletin whenever I can get it, and
wish there was more papers like it
in this country that has been made
safe for hypocrisy. I am a carpqnter,
a union man and am ashamed of it;
not ashamed of being a union man,
but of our present form of organiza
tion. More so, when I read of names
of the different organizations that
are keeping the Bulletin up-all but
the carpenters. Tell me why is it?
Are they too dam conservative?
I know the bunch pretty well. We
had one of the disorganizers down
here at Prescott, Ariz., Wipple Bar
racks, who pulled the wool over the
eyes of slaves. The only good thing
he did was to draw $42 per.
We were to get $7 a day, but we
got hell as usual. Now that the job
is shot to pieces and only a few
carpenters, they are going to send
to Washington, asking if they will
please give us $7. We might get it
-NOT. A. R.
THAT CLASS ARGUMENT.
The Minneapolis Tribune says:
"This is a democracy, and class move
ments have no place here and can
not long exist. The Nonpartisan
league, being essentially an effort to
further the interest of one class at
the expense of all others, of which
North Dakota furnishes illustration,
is doomed to an early end."
We might add that among these
class movements were the Declara
tion of Independence, the French
revolution, and others of the same
character which seem to be growing
in favor each day. Where a move
ment is for the best interests of the
majority and by the majority of the
people it cannot come to an early
end as long as it remains such.
Dunn County (N. D.) Farmers' Jour
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i The Bartender Talks
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They are most all alike, the bartend
They are live ones when they come.
But then, in the course of a year or
We send them out on the bum.
I have seen them come, I have seEn
I have seen them wild and tame,
But never in all my life have I seen
A fellow that beat the game.
We usually start them very young,
And generally teach them fast.
We let them alone while they are
But the huskies never last.
But the huskies never last for long.
They usually start on a cocktail route
And the drinking they do for a
mouth or two
Doesn't amount to much.
They change their tipple from time
To brandy, rum) or gin.
But they are never hooked until by
They hoist the red eye in.
I have served to stews in a business
In cafes from coast to coast.
Brandy, rum or gin for some,
But whisky gets the most.
The coin is made on the cocktail
Who drink for drinkers' sake
And then come back at night for
Until their faces are a dirty white,
And their hands begin to shake.
And we know in a year or two
They will be in a drunkard's grave.
Or behind the bars, or wherever the
has heens go.
Well, we should worry about these
They are always treated right
While they are filling the bosses' till
But when they are broke, good night
When they are broke, good night, we
Our business would go to smash,
If we wasted our time on these bunms,
Instead of the bird with the cash.
It is a fair, a square and a lawful
A.nd the people should let us be.
"\\'ell, have a drink. Take another
"Not me, old sport, not me."
OUT OF A JOB.
(Written for the Bulletin by Kath
erine Pretty, 12 Years Old.)
I ought to have a large reward,
For never owning a union card;
I never grumble, I never struck,
I never mixed with union truck.
I must be going on. my way to win,
So open St. Peter, and let me in;
St. Peter sat and stroked his staff,
Despite his high office he had to
Said he with a fiery gleam in his eye,
"Who is tending this gate, you or I?
I have heard of you and your gift of
Y~ou are known on earth as a scab."
St. Peter, rose in his statue tall,
And pressed a button on the wall;
And said to the imp, who answered
"Escort this fellow around to hell.
"But stay, even the devil can't stand
Of a cooking scab on the griddle of
Go back to your master on earth and
They don't even allow a scab in
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i SING IT.
o ---- -------- o
When you carried a bjue light, a big
shining blue light,
An4 I wore my digging clothes.
The foreman hired me, next day you
What a- shifter no one knows.
I was a miner, you put me on a liner,
Down where the copper water flows,
Your light was ever in our sight,
when you carried a blue lliht
And I wore my digging clothes.
Advertise that '-ira tot rent Iu
the want coluans tS4 the Bul1ael.