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A TRAMP THROUGH RUSSIA
Written for the Butte Daily Bulletin by James Crowe.
There are about 8,000,000 Czecho
Slovaks, Bohemians. Most of the
able-bodied who lived in Austrian
Bohemia were conscripted to fight in
the great war by the Austrian gov
ernment. They had been ruled
against their will by the Austrian
government and t14ey were forced by
the Austrian goverinment to fight.
against their will, for the Austrian
On the eastern front many of these
conscripted Bohemians deserted to
the Russians. The Russian com
mand did not entirely trust these
Czecho-Slovaks, who deserted to
them from the Austrian rankls. The
Russian command used a,n C'zecho
Slovaks all right, but not In distinct
Czecho units against the Austrian
troops. The Russian commandl scat
tered the Czechos among various
Russian armies and organ!zations,
using them in ca..'.'s parts of the
The treaty of Brest-Litov.k was
signed. The war ceased on the east
ern front. Czecho-Slovalts. scatter
ed throughout the new Ru.,sian re
public, were released from Russian
service. They could not p back to
their homes in Austria because Aus
tria would shoot them for deserters.
The Czecho-Slovaks love lh ir Aus
trian homes, but hate their Austrian
oppressors and yearn to continue
fighting against Austria, since Aus
tria will not let them return to their
home and live there in safety.
The word goes out among all the
scattered Czecho-Slovaks in 1t.ussia
to gather at Kiev in Europe . Rus
sia. By twos and threes and by lit
tle groups they come from all parts
of Russia and camp at Kiev-- 50,000
unarmed, unequipped Czecho-Slovake
in a foreign land, who can't go back
to their homes in Austria.
They conceive the plan of march
ing in a body across Russia--some
hellish long distance, I don't remem
ber just what-of marching across
Russia to Vladivostok on the P'a
cific ocean and of sailing around the
world in French ships, which they
figured would be sent for them. to
France-there to resume the fight
against their enemy, the German
Austrian combine on he western
They get word to France. She
agrees to send them money to buy
food with on the way and to take
them around to Franc. France
sends the money-a 10,000,000 crwle
check-and the Czechos are registeer
ed on the payroll of France and pass
into the service of France.
The Czecho-Slovaks ask the new
soviet republic of Russia: "May wex
march across your country to Vladi
vostok and sail away to fight our
mortal enemies, with whom you have
now made peace, on the western
front, where fightin. is still going
The soviet republic says: "Vou
bet! Hike right out whenever you
are:ready. And Godf speed!"
The soviet bank in Moscow . i hes
the 10,000,000 ruble check '. the
Czechos and sends the Czecho leader
back to his comrades With a huge
mass of ready money for e'penses.
Well, they start out to dross Rus
sia to the Pacific, 50,000 unarmed.
unequipped men-with tPie permis
sion and good will of the soviet re
The 50,000 run across many depol:
of Russian arms, rifles and machine
guns and ammunition. They annex
to themselves the contents of these
depots, although the contents belong
to the soviet republic, which gave
them permission to cross its terri
tory. Pretty soon, they get well fixed,
armed to the teeth, three rifles ft.n
each man and machine guns t-;alor-
Russian arms, mind you. switl, , from
Russian depots, stolen, is it were.
Then pretty soon an awful lot of
complaint reached the soviet govern
ment about raids, depr-idations
abuses, thiev'nrs, .lunderings, loot
ings, all ov~; that part of Russi,
through which the 50,00'. Czecho
Slovaks wend their leisurely way.
The soviets suspect the 50,000 of ir
regularities with the bolo' gings of
Russian citizens. They suspect. They
investigate. They find th'ir suspie
ions well founded.
We mast admit that it is as..mg a
lot from human nature to expect 50,
000 lurking, well-armed stranger:
jaunting through a foreigne(rs' coun
try to maintain a strict regard for
property rights. Well, the soviets
did not hold it very seriously to the
discredit of the Czechos, perhaps be
cause the soviets rank property
rights as less sacred than we .n. Still
the soviets were not by any mneans
pleased; because it was fellow Rus
sians who iWere being robbed. And
they were not by any melans pleased
to lose good rifles and machine gun
to marauding strangers. But thb'
did not kick r. cih, because th( y
wanted to get rid of the disturbi- hg
beggars and thlley hoped to see them
finally reach the Paciie a ad sat
Well, after a while, the Czecho.
Slovaks got tired of walking, even
leisurely, with ample and frequent
refreshment wrung from peasants on
the way. So the Czecho-Slovaks set
a machine gun in front of an engine
which they found star ng on the
transcontinental railro .1 and they
ordered the crew to get off. The crew
got off. The Czecho-Slovaks got on
--with their machine , n. The
Ozecho-Slovaks hike up the trae& on
i at engine until they overtake <ho
rear of a long freight train. They
m wake a little demonstration with the
m aohine gun and. Order the crew to
get off. The crew got off. The
.Czechos get on-with their machine
gun. They take on up the track un
til they overtake another long freight
train. They repeat the performance.
They send back the first captured
freight train to their fellow Czeoho
Slovaks in the rear-e-nd take on up
the track with their machine gun.
The Czecho-Slovaks continue to pur
sue this merry little game of annex
ing Russia's rolling stock until ;hey
possess some 80 nice, long frcghtgi
trains--and no Czecho-Slovak need.
, Pretty soft, huh?
not mortally offended, becausei tih
bolsheviks are pretty easy-going,
good natured fellows -- and they
know that walking is tiresome. They
hated to lose the use of those freight
trains. They were Russian freight
trains, and Russia needed them badly
to transport s.pilies for her own peon
ple. But Russia let the matter slide.
She wanted to get rid of those ma
rauding strangers and she thought
that with freight trains, even with,
stolen Russian freight trains, ithey
would be able to get along faster and
get out of the country.
But hold! All at once the soviet
government finds out something that
puts a different face on the bus nesm
entirely. The soviet government
finds out that France, instead of in
tending to transport the Czechos
around to France, is aiming to' use
them against the soviet government
in Russia. She finds out that the
French forces off Vladivostok are to
be used against thi young soviet re
public in conjunction with the
Czechos. Now. Ihat makes it look a
little different evin a you; doesn't
The bolshevik good nature rapid
ly disintegrated. The bolshevik len
iency quickly disappeared. The so
viet government at the capital order
ed the local soviets to hinder and de
lay those 80 stolen freight trains un
til the soviet government could
make absolutely sure about France's
purpose and also until it could nius
ter the power to disarm 50,000 dare
devils (the best fighters in Europe),
who were weighted down with stolen
Russian rifles and machine guns.
You see it was a pretty bad miess
that poor, silly'old Russia had al
lowed her good nature to get her
into. WVell, when the soviets had
made absolutely sure of France'' be
nevolent purpose, which was inspired
by a desire to collect from the hol
sheviki revolutionists the money that
French capitalists had lent to the olc
czar for the purpose of holding u'evo
lution in cheek, and when the soviet:
had gathered a big bunch of the silly.
long-hairca: bolshevik soldiers, who
make just about as good soldiers au;
would an army of unshorn goals;
then the roviet government tries to
disarm the Czecho-Slovaks and fails.
The French get word to the
Czecho-Slovaks not to try to colie on
toward Vladivostok, but to stick
where they are and hold the railroad,
while the French and allies would
push in from Vladivostok and other
points to unite with them and thus
get the bolsheviki pretty well split
The Czecho-Slovaks stuck and
are still sticking--fighting Iussian.
with stolen Russian arms. The
French and allies are still trying tc
connect up with the Czecho-Slovaks,
and the soldiers of the United State.
of America are hellping thetml against
the citizens of the new Russian soviet
OF CGOUSE NOT ALL
CAN 00 THIS BUT
Stly l'nited Press.)
Washington, Feb. 22.-Assistan,
Secretary of War Crowell believes in
physical fitness, and to keep in trim
tie takes a horseback ride daily at the
lunch hour. At the department he
has a private tub for a bath there
Secretary Baker, on the other hand
doesn't believe in physical culture for
himself. tHe told callers one day
when they asked hint to join the cal,
inet athletics class: 'l've been a
stationary engine 45 years; it's no
use trying to make me a locomoti\ve
0o - -
Who Said Sunny France?
o------- - --o
It lies on your blt.rkets and over
There's mud on the cover that
covers your bed,
There's mud in the coffee, the slum
and the bread
There's mud in your eyebrows, there's
mud in your nose,
There's mud in your leggins to
add to your woes,
The mud in your boots finds its place
'twixt your toes
Oh! the grimy mud, the slimy mud,
the mud that makes you
The cheesy mud, the greasy mud,
that filters through your hair.
You sleep in the mud and drinmk it,
There's mud in the bacon, the rice
and the stew,
When you open an egg you'll find
in it too
Oh! Ruddy mud, the muddy mud,
the mad that gets yout goat,
The sliding mud, the gliding mud
that sprays your pants and
it cakes in your mouth till you feel
like an ox;
It slips down your back and it rests
in your socks;
You think that you're walking on art
glass and rocks
There's mud in your gas mask, there's
mud in your hat;
Therqg' mud in your helmet, there's
Alad on your gat;
Yet there's mud all around us we're
happy at that
Oh! the dank, dank, mud the rank,
There's just one guy to blame;
We'll wish him well, we'll wish him
And Kaiser Bill's his name,
A CRAZY POET
(By ANISE in Seattle Union Record.)
He was a British poet
When the war started
He was a lover of peace
And a hater
And so he ENLISTED,
Giving.his,llfe to crush
He was in the TRENCHES
When he first heard
Of those SECRET TREATIES
Dividing up the WORIDI
Among the allies,
And he just
He said to his commander:
"I have been GROSSLY
We are not fighting
We are fighting for lands
And the spoils of conquest.
Like the kaiser.
And so right now
You see these poets
Are crazy people.
They don't worry about
Like army discipline,
But just about unreal things
And a JUST CAUSE,
And so they tried him
And talked of shooting him,
But thought better of that
Because he was rather
And at last they had him
And put in an asylum,
Where he proceeded to write
A book of VERSES.
Well, since I heard about him
I've remembered those Russians
Who quit the war
And just went home
After they lost more men
Than all the allies.
You see the Slavs
Are a sort of artist folk,
Who worry a lot
Folks who can't understand
What TREASON it is
To stop fighting ,
Just because you don't like
The thing you're fighting FOR.
Now maybe when those peasants
Heard of the SECRET
And began to GO HOME
Millions of them at once
To get something to EAT,
They weren't really
BOUGHT by German gold,
Bunt were just CRAZY
Like this poet.
LONE SMALL BOY
GETS BIG GAME
(By United r ress.)
San Rafael, Cal., Feb 24.-Friends
of Jerry Scott, 17, are urging that
some sort of medal of honor be given
Jerry, who is a Boy Scout, was told
by his mother that a rough looking
man who looked like an escaped
convict, was in the back yard of
their home. He shouldered his rifle
and went to investigate.
The man proved to be George God
frey, a figure of six feet and 200
pounds, who had escaped the previous
night from San Quentin prison.
Jerry recognized him. He forced
t2 coq viCt to elevate his hands and
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Regulate Marriage 1
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Among the many decrees issued
recently by the soviet government
of Russia, the decree on marriage
has been m;ade the subject of very
general (commttlent. Articles have ap
peared in which it was asserted that
this decree r, irced women to marry
against their will. The new law on
the subject of marriage, contained
in the decree of the soviets, states in
detail how marriages should be per
According to this decree the Bus
sian soviet r-.ublhic recognizes only
civil marriage.:; church marriage is
considered the private Alfafair. o the
6it t'cting ipartl.s. TW ºý lt
fore the department of registration of
marriage and births of the district,
and declare their intention orally or
in writing. Such doelaratiobs of in
tention to contract marriage are:aot
accepted from persons of male' ex
under 18 years and of the female sex
under 16 years of age. (In Trans
Caucasia, where the custom of mar
rying younger is in practice, the na
tive inhabitants may enter into mar
riage upon attaining the age of 13
and 16 years respectively for girls
and boys.) Relatives in the direct
line, full and half bIuthers and sis
ters, insane Persons, and those al
ready married cannot apply for a
marriage certificate. Those wishing
to obtain a marriage certificate must,
according to this law, sign a state
ment, "that they contract marriage
voluntarily." The latter clause
'owould indicate that no lu4t`'ftbrblbte
i are possib.-4
ther allows the contracting parties
to decide whether they will be called
by the surname of the husband or
wife, or by any combined names of
The law is very simple, and a cer
tificate of marrlage is easily obtain
able, if the contracting parties come
under the provisions quoted above.
In general, the law does not vary
from marriage laws in other civilized
Edison, hale and hearty at 72.
ought to be the last man in the world
to kick. Yet at his birthday party
the other day he stretched out his
arm at right angles and kicked with
each foot in turn until his toes
touched his finger tips.
The Bulletin. poep Job
tra, r·-a? '+ *I·L 'l'ýtYI ifresa JISrarciM~t:.
HOW DOES IT '
LQOK TO Y ?
You are a workingman wiout
capital or income.
You work for wages.
The wages you get you use to buy
food, clothing and shelter. ,.
Food, clothing and shelter you
must have to keep alive.
Without food, clothing and shelter
you would soon die.
Without wages you canno N get
food, clqthing and shelter.
Without a job you cannot: get
Therefore, when you are de led
a job you are denied the right to ive.
Think it over and pick out the
flaws in that logic.
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