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SMONDAY, FEBRUART1Y 17, 1919.
DOWN WITH THE LABOR FAKIRS!
T'lie 1iianks 8am hr)ken. Hopes,, ii,' a geerlell t1.rike ar'e ,gone.
.As we wv'ile these w'rds the uiinlers standi alnie.
'The el i_ eel'lr al'e goii-g )a Int'k. The lllC ekllllit i ale t golinog
Lieak. The llI Chililst aOre going b.a.k. Tilh, I(etlriciats are
gi ._ back. Thie .street llcar mo111 have gnlie uniri the job again.
.A\11 li le milner's s51a1)1 . w'ith Icnks t lo the wall. lighting the nII ion
lightl f Matlile. u ai~led and heltl'ye1!.
.\Ail titlle is ifll it' 1ei j i,'illg at the iews. (ion Kelly and
.llh.h 1i. lyan are 'rejicing'. The Iltl'TTI'E MINER is rejloiciiag.
The lirelinlls an1 th le ]ic'kspittles .i' pitltlce 'raey have (41,le to
iie againl an tlhey' are svaggering thlolluglh the streets in
I ,jicting'. The glnilien Inl the hill are re'oicinog. The Iun
llni ished nllllr ere' II' ]'.ralk: l.illie are reji, ciiing. .Ani the
A. c. (I; .- 1 a.11 t1e ' ,ion.e m1-ore in illtte - is rejoiicing 0Ii p11l 1an
liilg fii' 'eveyelge.
N.\iw that the minilers .tail alone, look f'or the iron heel! It.
w till role. The giunmen are standing. wailitng. leashed and
I'ellly. * The vengeance ohi' the A.. C(. 1. will soo5li he wreaked
liuot tl e hi'ove mtiner's ulionsl whir-h stland an tlast. deserted ali1
. 1. tNtI':.
OIlly -lst nigt tllhei tterro.isnl commencedl. The hired thuigs
i' the sightl le i t e the boarding house where Frank
Littlhe was idratgged it i tIhe otlier stlike. They stole in tlhe
1 vici lil. butl ilhey didn'l n get him. 11 i may lthey n1tl come
1 ot. ei n ri ilie I. y tt i 11 k
It is u 1sele.ss 1 in iile woitds. If Ilhe stlike is ln l W it; it'
piltocratlic terrorism stalks oI011 once more ,1onlo4 the slveels tI'
liitule the blame will rest upon one head. andii ne alone. The
blame will fix itself like a stigma otl the craf'lt unions of' luitte.
Yoli-eraf't unionists! You,. anl yo0l alllone, have broken lhe
solidarity before which the A. C. M. ilself stl0od humbled. Youl.
011(1 yott altone, have deall the death hlow to thte moralie oI this
strike. And wIlhen the A. C. M . con-es back, victorious 1an
ilonated with the arrogance oft its regained p.,1ower. reml asember
that y~(lts are the hands w'hich have restlred it.
As we look back 11101n tlhe begitulilgs o. tIhis strike, as we
think of the tlremlendtous issute which drove VoUt f'rom the mines,
W\e anotit lbut plalse in amazemenl at the titoutgh that ithni ni
melt shotuld desert in sttch a strike. The miners hald Iloped to
win for' every trade in Bilue. They had ilhoted I ho111 tp the
Isale ot' wages. They had h-oped t1 call a haltl to a cortrl lratioli
whiich placed the proltits of its stockhlohlers before the Jlreser
aotion of' a living wage lfor its empllo~yes. They had hoped,. by
the sheer solidarity of labor, Ito ltaildain a decent slandtrd it'
living for all lime ill Butte.
Tun--craft luliuists! Call still deny that this Was your tight
as well as theirs? AAnld now, 11as5 yill go slinking hack it the
isses' lrate of' wages. can y(ou deny that yo.u. as well ais the
1miet' r5 slatit. strippedt 1111 ldeteateld?
Fir a little while, >101 lield the wittili'g cut'ds se('clrely in
your haidls. And theli your ('out'age lfaiiledl yol., mal you hav'e
given ullp. w'ithout even a e)4mlpromlise. \V'iY 1)11) t(U 1)O IT?
Now. we repealt the miners 510i11l alone. And they vili
e(.illinne t0 stand alone. The time 'ill come t\when yoll will
need theiir help. 'T'he time will (',1me w'lhei .iitl w'ill stand des
perately bef'ole Ihe powl-er of the A. C. J1. aul you will tlun I,
the miners It hell yu. Ani whlit tlthat day ('0lies, if tihe
' miniers say no, i' lthey smile at yourt distress and they leave
you, the prey of the A. C. J1., can \'011 1lii(1 wo'lrdl to blhlue
lhlem? N0! Fur ylli will realize that tlley are only atling ill
lthe memory of the 1precedenit whicih yi. yuttrselyes have estab
lished on this d(lo.
Thlue miners iii this strike have suglhl solidarity. They have
smothered their prejudices. 'LThey have Inlled lieir hatred of
the A. F. of L. They cane to yvo in the spirit ot unity; you
have turned them away and returned to division.
The question bef ore lte I e todlay is. W\ho is to blame?
\Where was the secret. deadly infiuence which poisoned the
spirit of this strike and turned the cralft intions of Butte into
their role of betrayal. Why; erafl unionists, have your unions
fallen? Let us fix the blame and let Ius d irg fue offender outl
into the pitiless light.
The otlender staiids before us. It is LAlOR FAKIISM.
\VWetlher you know it or not---cral'l unlionists ----your splein
did unions are doing the work of the A. C. M.: they are ruled
by hle A. C. M.; they will contiiue to be ruled by the A. C. M..
as long as they follow LABOR FAKIRISM.
If the strike is lost. it will have been well fought if youi have
learned this lesson---that LABOR FAKIIlIS.M must go. We
have learned our enemy: it is not only the A. C. M.: it is the
enemy who lurks in our very iunions.
The A. C. M. could never wi i a strike if youn had no LABOR
FAKIRS. It is helpless before your solidarity. But you are
helpless before its LABOR FAKlilRS. And while they rule your
unions, the A. C. M. will rule unchallenged in the mines.
In 1914, the miners decided that LABOR FAKIRISM should
rule them rno longer. They wiped it out in a terrible revolt.
The revolt, we reprehend. But the result we glory in; for
once and for all, the miners were lfee from the coils of treach
cry within their unions.
The same issue today is before the crafts. PThe LABOR
FAKIRS have betrayed you. They have killed the strike. They
have restored the rule of the A. C. M. The time has come to
think and to act. Don't postpone. Wipe out the LABOR
FAKIRS before they wipe out your unionism. Let the union
men of Butte break the coils. Repudiate the LABOR FAKIRS
and the miners are waitingito join with you again. Until then,
you are lost.
Let's eliminate tfiu labor fakirs in otr craftl unions.
Union Stock Holders in the
Butte Daily Bulletin
UNITED MINE WORKERS OF AMERICA-Local: Sand Coale
Stocket, Roundup, Lehigh, Kleli.
FEDERAL LABOR UNION-Livingston.
MACHINISTS' UNION-Great Falls, Butte, LAv igatom.
MACHINISTS' HELPERS' UNION--Great Falls, Butte.
CEREAL WORKERS-Great Falls.
ELECTRICIANS' UNION-Livingston, Butte.
BAKERS' UNION-Great Falls.
SHOE WORKERS-Great Falls.
PLASTERERS' UNION--Great Fall..
RAILWAY CAR REPAIRERS-Livingston.
BREWERY WORKERS' UNION-Butte.
HOD CARRIERS' UNION-Butte and Bozeman.
STREET CAR MEN'S UNION-Butte.
METAL MINE WORKERS' UNION (Independent)-Butte.
PRINTING PRESSMEN'S UNION-Butte.
STEREOTYPERS AND ELECTROTYPERS' UNION-Ruatte.
BRIDGE AND STRUCTURAL IRON WORKER.I--BUTTE.
BROTHERHOOD BOILERMAKERS AND HELPERS--Utte and Liv
STEAM AND OPERATING ENGINEERS-Great Falls.
BUTCHERS' UNION-Great Falls.
AND THOUSANDS OF INDIVIDUALS IN BUTTE AND MONTANA
This strike has had all the usual f'atures. i. the part of
the \vworkers it Iha·s been orderly. w\ell managed ;ian law-abid
ing. (n lthe part ,I' the capitalists it has been like all otlher
strikes. The self-respelctingl ciitizeni \lwho used the only weapon
at his command tii endeavor Ito gel a (decelnt living wage with
which to rear his family, hlas been lied( to. lied all.oll, abused
botlli bly coipaniy irelings and public officials, ;an assaulted
by those whosle daltl' is the presCervilng and maiitaiiiiining of law
II hlts. however. developedl one new feature- a--h I.new form of
strikebreake r-n-lijpile as it. is rotten.
Iii tle morning paper, on thlie dayhi when the most important
strike vote was to Ie laken., tha of the enginliers, llennessy's
Moiitana' s largest store aln unler lthe sailme ownership as
oniiniell.s) hadl a half page iad comparingi prices of a few
iiothllbs ago with slpecial sale prices on that day-Satilrday.
The list of comlparison.s \Was not a liig one, possibly because
llenniessy didl l. \not i wanI to fIorfeit ti.o m c.h on the deal, but the
spiecial siale narticles, it was poitiled nout., showed an average
dlecrease of nearly i 1 per ceint. For instancec, bacon was
iluolted at 31 cclnts per pound. bi) na lady wa I to)l it wo\\uil not
be sold at Iiis lowI fig urei liater oni.
11 t ust be also notled, lciar relder. that tlis same morning
iaper' hadil a frilt page article on Iliis adverliseliienlt, making
sure that vyo wiouill llt noverliooik Ilhe comparisons, nor the bigi
dlerealcse ill ricc. The "ifront page stiff', however, didl nnot
state why IIithe advertiseieni hiadi been given the niewspaper in
inie ot'i stah especial lice ofii laisy wwrilor. inor why his
atteintioin had beenii drawn tlio it at all.
This is iiotl all. The blacksmthitls and electricians were tol
vote Suiiliay, anil the Eve.iining P.est might even yetl have a few
readlels \lwhoi have iinot quit in favor of the Buiilletin. So into
the Pest the same ad goes Sat nrlllay ilight.
Now\\ whliever knew of a previounils case whelre a store ad
vert ses Salurday bargaiilns ill Satullrday nighl's paper, when
the paper lhoes olt get oiiit iuntil ilabout the time Ihe store closes,
aiind rermains ciloiedl all tlie next diay?
Advclrtisiiug c(dis iirotliy, but as far as the cost. of lihose
ads is ctclie'iied tlliiiessv s slhould worry.'' The A. C. M.
eitlher piii I'i Ithose ids r fthe space was give\'n by these coill
paIyi) paeirs fior the direlct and sle purpose of minimizing the
ulit iin wages inidl nf'etling thlie strike votes. 'rlie wages were
cut piermaniently", )buil the prices for the day onily. The cut in
\\tages alTlects yior purchlasing polwer on everythinbg you need,
while the cot in .nrpliarisunsal y lul Il hv Henness' s is on a very
limitied ni ilier f arlhiles.
This i lhe new strikebreaker. A stlie that while it favors
andil truckles t',i a I'ew accounts of "'salaried'' people has taken
Ithe wo\\ rkers' i."l ronage in its leins il' Iluiisands of diollid's per
day., anill thlien,. ler the guise of 1gilitimate a.lveilising. joiins
hlandils wvithli hlie illppressio i's .to aid ii his iitlluier exploitations.
'.I'tie Intiitc )i;lil. iv Miner, fro m i iilre k .lla iaess t,' liarl't. \\"rins
s. "cialists IltIlhey al' re' teaelking the luinii n i ltatite enir.ted
last .ear as \vir measutre Ito curl. eilicisma of ipailnlislic
idtetlls tlatl plIl,.l i erat i i elhiods-- o-n't- natiii ti lin \wnll as the
\tarlit'd tbel''re. Patrick lHenry was wrlall. (ieorge \\ashi
tigiulli \vwas \i'I(el. ia . al(lvocates t' itr'i(,ress have ieen
killed. I.\o.'.uv \\as sI l. Johni iro\i \ s titii ungedt. frank
litt' as i uriidIeredl . .\Airaham Line it was killed. S ime
hiivoca(ntes of progress have ieeii iinlrisliet. Timni Mooney is
in Ihlie penitentiary. \'%illi aii Ii. IHaywtt od is ii prisoni. Eugene
V. Ikebs is se tlllenced. .la\lt .iilniii ti ilated by a hair's
lMaii.y advoales of lii.rzu' s iae awailiti. trial..
liit the nian iwho owns the tlit' t . iilit' ad who bribed his
w\ia inilo the United ltates senatle is >plcling the winter in
.\ind Hennessy companilyi \ill go down iii history as strike
het.ekers. l)id you ever hefore knwv oif thi firm running a
gro',ery advertisement on Satulrday even\li A. E. Brown
SIithe manager of the store. We darie hliiii 1t deny that he is
I int ing the game of the tonmpauy that la lo il ore than it 100:
itiii.1)00) out of the wvar. iefuised retilurne slliers work, and
(lil Ithe wages to where even W'illiamni Sprlilme Cutts admits
Ilul a minier with a family can't live oni it. li you, Mr. Brown,
care it' hutte miners and their families itave to death? What
vwill the price of liver int l ard and hll ii(iti at your store be
il'ter thllie strike is broken, 11'r. Brlowi? Iillelin boosters, re
\\heli iiidltsstrial disculillters. bac(ked 1y a Iliack flag, have to
descentd to the position where even little iits\\t oys and news
paper carriers strike, the lack of1' \vortltiiie. ti' their contention
can be seen all the more.
Wonder why the A. C. M. didn't let Lot.,r.i in on the low
price deal. Hasn't Lootay been a 'goad and faithful servant"?
The elitor of the Black Flag may be taking two baths a day,
but he has a soul that nothing on earti'h li cleanse.
TRIBUTE OF LOVE |
* To his father and mother, by Eu
gene V. Debs. Golden wedding an
niversary of Jean Daniel Debs and
Marguerite Bettrich Debs at Terre
Haute, Ind., Sept. 13, 1899.
The celebration of a golden wed
ding is a rare occurrence in the his
tory of families; only to the favored
few is such a blessing vouchsafed. It
is an occasion when nuptial vows
pledged at Hymen's altar take on
inexpressible sacredness. A far dis
tant day is recalled when "two souls
with but a single thought" and two
loving hearts that "beat as one,"
courageously and confidently entered
upon the voyage of matrimonial life.
Thomas Moore, inspired by the genius
of love, rapturously sang:
"There's a bliss beyond all that the
minstrel has told,
When two, that are linked in one
With heart never changing and brow
Live on thro' all ills, and love on
till they die."
It is not given to us children and
grandchildren, who meet today at the
old home shrine to lay our offerings,
consecrated by our affection, upon
the family altar, to know the heart
aYd soul yearnings of our aged par
ents to find some favored spot, some
oasis in the desert, where they could
build a home and enjoy the fruitions
of peace and contentment amidst a
family of bright-eyed, rosy-cheelfed
and merry-voiced children.
In fancy's eye we see their beauti
ful and vine-clad native France; we
see them in the bloom and strength
of youth, standing at the altar and
pledging to each other unchanging
fidelity in storm and shine, ready to
mget the future as the days unfolded
their duties, their opportunities, their
tasks and trials, sustained by a faith
and hope which cheered them on
their pilgrimage through all their
Those of us who have reached
years of maturity and are here with
wives and husbands and children and
children's children, may in fancy's
telescopic vision see the youthful pair
leaving the old for the new world,
whispering to each other with brim
ful eyes and quivering lips:
"Go where you will, this hand in
Those eyes before me smiling thus,
Through good and ill, through storm
The world's a world of love for us."
And such has been the world to
them. Love has been their guiding
star; no cloud ever obscured it; and
the darker the day of adversity the
brighter shone their love which
bathed their home and our home in
its mellow, cheering light.
In celebrating this golden wedding
anniversary, all the halcyon days of
our lives are included and there come
to us messages front the past, under
the sea and over tihe land, burdened
with the aronia of violets and roses.
caught from the flower gardens of
memory, planted in youth and bloom
ing in perennial beauty to old age.
I confess to you, my venerable par
ents, and to you my sisters and bro
thers, and to those of younger genera
tions, to over-mastering emotions of
love and gratitude as I survey this
family scene, never to be pictured
again save upon the canvas of our
memories. But I would voice no
requiem note. Today our ears are
not attuned to the dirge's mournful
cadence. - This is not the occasion for
planting weeping willows, the cypress
or the ivy vine
"Creeping where grim death is seen."
Here the mingled cup of love and
gratitude and joy, brimful, is quaffed
in honor of an event which to us
all is a priceless benediction; but, if
from its fountain a tear mingles with
the draught to sparkle on the brim
of the loving cup, it bears testimony
that our hearts are touched by feel
ings as divine as ever sanctified hu
The serenity, the rare loveliness of
this scene create emotions which no
words, however fitly chosen, can ex
press. I can but say in the name of
my sisters and my brothers and those
younger in the bonds of family al
legiance to our father-the patriarch
of these sons and daughters-that we
tender him our warmest congratula
tions upon this rare occasion. When
we greet him our hearts are in our
hands; when we kiss his furrowed
cheeks our hearts are on our lips, and
when we congratulate him upon this,
his golden wedding anniversary, our
hearts are in our words.
Freely do we avow the fealty of our
love for his devotion to us, his chil
dren, for his watchful guardianship
over our giddy footsteps on youth's
flowery pathways; and this love is
blended with profound veneration for
his courage, which no vicissitude
could dampen; for his masculine
virtues which have endeared him to
the home circle; for his spotless in
tegrity of character which has given
him the confidence of men, whether
in poverty's vale or upon the more
elevated plane of prosperity, secured
by industry and frugality, and above
all, for that parental ambition aid
self-denial to secure for us an educa
tion which should equip his children
for respectable and honorable posi
tions in life.
This, my beloved and honored sire,
is the tribute of affection your chil
dren bring to you today. Your tender
and unceasing devotion has won the
overflowing gratitude of our hearts,
and this thankfulness, this abound
ing sense of obligation, dearest fath
er, we children with the fingers of
our love weave today into a crown
and place it on your venerable head,
and though the years shall continue
to whiten your locks, dim the lustre
of your eyes and impair the strength
of your manly form, the wealth of
our affection shall ever increase, nor
shall it cease when the silver cord
be loosed and at the final goat you
lay all your burdens down.
And now our happy family circle,
rejoicing in kindred ties, will fill
again the sparkling cup with the am
brosia of affection that we may drink
"My mother's voice' how often creep
It's accents on my lonely hours.
Like healing sent on wings of sleep,
Or dew to the unconscious flowers.
I can forget her melting prayer
While leaping pulses fly,
But in the still, unbroken air
Her gentle tone comes stealing by:
And years, and sin, and folly flee,
And leave me at my mother's
THE BOLSHEVISTS ARE COMING
(Written for the Bulletin by H. J. Hamilton, Missoula.)
The bolshevisls are coming, we hIea r their marching tread;
'Tle tyranlts' war brought io relief, the day of hoIipe has fled.
All nations breed chill penury where-er King Profit reigns,
His law codes are as penalties to aid his chosen gains.
The bolhevists are cominig, they rise in every Innd;
Spolitaneously they upward peer as if' hy ragic wand.
The laden and the weary fol.k who bled for lyrant's mightl
Arise from silent lethargy and follow l'eedoii's light.
The bolslsivisls are coming: their musli (cheerfiul sounds
filnd titings of t(ruie moral wloil li upon the earth abounds.
'l'ors long oppressors of our kitid usurped a place of ease;
Too .long the race of human kiiii were plotted in degrees.
The bolshevists are coming, their warnings were dispelled
Iy judges of the fate of men who chaius more galling well.
lint evolutioin's mighly laws work silent in a way;
A bhirvest growing for a year is gat lerc I in a li ay.
The blshoevists are coming, they knriw no honiitary line;
Thlie torlch of hIumiilan Iotherllol d o c.h'ei all the world may sli inc.
NIt long exalle potentaltes shall a I 'parcel n ll II te tllu l: '
Not long a hired sonliery w\ill kill at thei' ('llu lllnnal.
The holshevists are comining, we hear Ihe e(aclioln in II;
The welkin rings thlrough every sta.e. the world wasei lunt.
King Profit. tyriian and woe, no selite calln defend;
The (lark nighit of oppressioin's rule is noearing o ii ln end.
A CHANCE FOR ARGUMENT.
Again we are confronted with hard
times and a long period of unemploy
ment. ,Many of us have been face to
face with those same conditions in
the past and know from bitter ex
perience what it means to be one of
the unemployed. At this time the
struggle for existence of the foreign
wage-worker is more difficult than it
has ever been before. Men of foreign
birth, have been denied employment
on account of their nationality. It
seems our usefulnesse has come to an
end. We are denied the opportunity
to earn a living, we are not allowed
to return to the land from which we
came. What are we going to do about
it? Thousands of men have been re
fused passports, hundreds are held in
jail all over the country for deporta
tion, most of them are men of allied
and neutral nations who have been
held for months. Why are we pre
vented from leaving this country?
Is it the desire of certain elements
to create a large army of the unem
ployed in order to crush organized
labor through hunger and starvation?
Why not relieve the situation, by
letting those who are no longer want
ed here leave the country? There is
absolutely no sign of any improve
ments in our conditions in the near
future. Why remain here in idle
ness and endure the hardships of
unemployment while we are needed
to rebuild devastated Europe? One
thing is certain, no matter how con
ditions are in the various European
countries at the present time, it can
not be any worse than the hard times
in the United States, with the bread
lines and soup houses, with box-car
loads of workmen traveling back and
forth all over the country looking
for jobs which do not exist, with
little babies dying for the want of
milk, and strong men begging em
ployers to let them work for their
board. Those of us who went with
out food for days and did not see a
bed for months in the panics of the
past, who were clubbed and driven
like cattle when we flocked to the
cities to escape the hardships of
winter in the open country, we do
not fear the poverty of Europe.
The very conditions which forced
us to leave our native land do not
exist any more.
The revolutions in Russia, Ger
many, Austria, Rumania and Bul
garia are heralding the coming work
ers' commonwealth of Europe.
As long as our labor power could
be utilized for exploitation by the
American capitalist we were welcome.
While we were building railroads,
risking our lives in gas-filled, mile
long tunnels, while we were busy
building the big dams in the moun
tains to irrigate the deserts and fur
nish light and power, while we were
doing al the dirty and disagreeable
work which goes with the building
of cities and towns, 70 and 80 of us
in one-room shacks, our employers
liked us. But as soon as we start to
criticize those conditions we are
threatened with deportation.
Comrades and fellow workers, let
us demand to be deported. Let us
go back to the land from which we
came and let us give the American
wage-worker a chance to live through
the coming hard times. The deporta
tion of two or three million foreign
ers would undoubtedly relieve the
Troop transports could be utilized
to a great extent. The various gov
ernments of Europe woud be glad to
have their citizens return and might
advance transportation for those who
are destitute. Those who do not like
to go to their own country might
find homes in free Russia. Think
this over; speak to your friends
about it; hold meetings; let us all
get together regardless of nationality
and demand deportation.
"MR. CAMIN ETY."
Please be so kind and publish this
answer to Mr. Caminety, government
inspector, San Francisco, Cal. I also
beg all American newspapers to re
print this if there is a shadow of hu
manity and character in the editors
of the American press.
To Mr. Caminety:
Sir: Your statement in the Butte
Miner of Feb. 13, 1919, where you
estimate that 6,000 aliens to be de
ported are insane or otherwise pub
lic charges. Will you say that 6.000
men can get Insane in one week or
so? Is not somebody wrong in his
own head about this great number of
insane. I did see a few men deport
s ed and I read of lots of men who
- were crippled in these industries
here and then deported to their na
1 tive countries on government or pco
- pile's expenses--is not- that smart
f business, on other people's expenses.
el knew two cases where one man was
1 blinded and was deported before his
t case came into court, just to get him
1 away and one man who lost his arm
t in a factory was also deported be
fore he could bring action in the
i courts. These two cases are only mi
croscopic compared with what is hap
1 pening in this great country every
day. Those unfortunate people were
t lured to this country by false prop
- aganda and pretenses, paid for and
I distributed by the American indus
- tries, stating wages that only ex
perts get, wages that the most skilled
miners get, of immeasurablo oppor
tunity of what or for whom, I may
ask? Not for them. The only op
portunity for those unfortunates is
to lose life, eyes, hands, legs, sustain
internal injury, to get tubercular or
in other ways disabled for life. Thos.
who are not fortunate to be killed
at once, are deported by the govern
Inent to their native countries. Great
opportunity, indeed. The deportation
cost our government, as the inspector
told me, $300 for a man. Good
United States money. Those unfor
tunates borrow money to come here,
they mortgage their small properties.
some sell their all in the hope to get
those 160 acres of land free, and the
first help for settling on the farm as
the propaganda says. You Ameri
cans know how to get these 160
acres and how much it cost to start
them. Those unfortunates do not
know. They were lured here to over
flow the labor market and only for
this reason are they here. They are
broke before they see any farm or
the promised land of milk and honey.
and the first help to the 160 acres,
so they have to go to work wherever
they get a job. Don't blame those
poor people. They cannot help it.
they were misinformed, and purpose
And now. Mr. Caminety, are you
not mistaken about those 6,000 in
sane. I would suggest that they be
inspected by some sane doctor.
Maybe he would find a few who are
not insane because $300 deportation
fee for just one would buy lots of
milk for our starving American
babes. Think it over, Mr. Caminety.
Deport, nonsense. Just open the
ports. There are 200,000 letters re
ceived by the Steamship company
and newspapers asking when the
passage will start and this only from
one nation. They will go and lots
more, Mr. Caminety, and don't wor
ry. Their governments will tend to
it that these fellows stay home. I'll
bet my ears on this. You will see
the largest export of human slaves in
the history of the United States, to
the sorrow of the false propaganda.
Yours for sanity.
Somewhere in France,
Jan. 11, 1919.
I received Mable's letter and was
sure glad to hear from her. Well.
mother, we are in a little berg of a
couple hundred population and we do
not get much to eat here unless you
can buy it, and I will tell you 70
francs does not go very far, so any
time you can spare a fiive or more put
it in an envdlope and send it to me.
We always get our mail unless it is
held up on account of wrecks or such
as that. Tell Aunty that the $10 she
sent me to New York, I got $20 for,
and it sure came in handy. We get
paid every once in a while. Did you
send that Christmas box'? If so,
write and tell me when you sent it
and all about it. Ask Aunt Lillian
if the men from the Y. M. C. A. have
been around to her house. If they
have not, tell her to ask them when
they come, what they are going to do
with the money they get, and if he
says he is going to buy chocolate or
candy for the boys over here tell him
that it is very little we get from them
unless we pay three prices for it.
Well, mother, I will close for this
time, with love and kisses to you all.
Your loving son,
PRIVATE GEO. E HOADLEY,
CO. K., 307 Inf.
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