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S i_..ý. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1919.
What is back of the seemingly great demand for state con
stabulary laws? Superficially it is said that the state cotnstab.
ulary is ineeded to enforce law and order, but there has beet
Sno failure to eniforce law and order in the :United States except
that connllived at by state olficers. We have lived il proIofoun
peace except for the mob voilence againsl farmers and organ.
ized wolrkers eugiicered by those wh\\o \awould coiitrol the state
constabularies. Every sheriff and con stablle unldler the long
established American system has power to swear ini men to
assist him. Coniseluently there is noi lack of official force.
Why then this sudden demand? Becanuse sheriffs elected by
the counties know their people and are not generally willing to
use their power for official opplression. Special privilege ex
pects a nation-wide revolt against the misgovernment we have
had in recceint years. It is overd ue. To meet it special privi
lege wants ii force in every state which does not know local
conditions. which \\ill do anything it is told. no matter how
vicious, to break up peaceable farners' meetings and to harass
ofrganized labor. These groups, as ill the past. will not violate
the laws; couisequeuntly the only way to "get' them is to perse
cute them with a wild, loose force such as every constabulary
And this expl.lanation is inot mere assertiotn. Several states,
including Penntsylvanlia and Texas. have had these state cos
sacks and they have been used i jlust. this manner. Those
Texas Rangers, for iiistanice, of suchi ienown iii the kept press
for putting down outlaws, have killed more inniiocenit citizens
than the outflaws diu. They have gone so far as to drtug meni
from jail for ]yliynching parties. Any man with a union card
or any onie organizinllg farmers is al outlia\w under coinstabilary
It is the old method of' the Rull~siai ('zars of subsidizing a
fighting force foreign to the people to be handled, brought to
our shores. Enlforcing the constitutionl and our statutolry
]aws is about the last thlilng Slpecial privilege wants to do at this
lime. It is preparing to fightli outside the law.
MVAJORITIES IN BRITISH INDIA.
Some days ago we had occasion to state that in our opinion
more than 50 per cent eonstitutes a majority. We still firmly
adhere to that belief, although it has undergone a fearful
You see. always in somle vague way, boulttil up vitlh our con
eeption of majorities has beet lthe idea that majorities rule
in democracies. And who. after fighiting shoulder to shoulder
with lBritain to make the Teuto1ni world safe for democracy.
could entterlaii Ithe treacherous thoutght that the popular will
was ever tlihwarted by govemiental restraint--under the
Our perplexity Ilise fro.mt reading Ithe fI'ollowing iiiformattiot
gleaned fromnt the ollicial reports of offlicial statisticians:
Fifty-one per cent of the people of lBritish India live in a
conditio\t which is tactfully but suggestively described as 'hbe
low comlfort"-unpoli an income tof 25 1,, cetnts apiece per week.
W\e said apiece."'' but that is ll [ exactly \\whoat we mean.
Twenty-five and one-half ce.ts per week is the average income
of this 51 per cent of 350,i01(t),00 people of the great British
democracy. As tian actual tfat, you know, an average is always
a kind of split-tlhe-dilterence proposition, a compromise he
tweenI poverty and allluence. The average in this case is no
exception. The income Otf the atllellt among this 1i per cent
rises as high as 3t0 cents per week; while poverty is repre
sented in all stages of its development, from a feeble hybrid.
existing ulpon 15 teats per week. to that robust cornpleteness
which attends the cessation of all income.
Now. we were well aware tliat lIHilislt India exptorts every
year vast q(uaitities ott' cotton an.t wheat. Atdi we were
Ipuzzled that 51 per cent (a majoritly, we still insist) should
live "below comfort."
Could it be possible that they di liked cimnfort? Was it
lbecause they preferred to go hunlgry? We kn\ow\ that fie
eastern mindil works strangely, bit we htave confidence in the
soutlness of the eastern aplpetite. We believe that llindo,
stoiaclhs are torl'lllal, hIl)nill tii stolllachit . w'hiiclt ache anlld g.iw
whent they tiare emnpty. No. it couhlin'lt be front choice that the
51 per cent lived "'below cotmfort. We pa-ed that expldnoall
tion up as absurd.
What, then. could be the reason lhat 51 per (eat of the
people in a British democracy which exlports \at wiheat crop
bhould be hungry?
ha, perhaps after atill we l1l lie)in deceivedi ill the characelr
of British democrau(y. Perhalps it wtash t detiiocracy at all:
maybe it was only finaniial oligarchy, pIrtuillg at career ofI
piracy under the flag of democracy. Maybe it was like Ill te
democracy of the United States of America -a cruet el crul
WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN.
Millions of honest, war-hating workingmenl have foughlt a
long bloody war for demo.cracy. for disartamenet. tfor the end
ing of all var. They wonI the war.
The peace conference has met. Thie presidenIt of the Uniteid
States has been there and gone again. The outline of the
compact for international relationship has been drawin tip,
adopted and published. It is called at league of nations.
The league of nations does not provide for d(isarmatment of
individual nati6ns. It does not provide for ant internatiotnal
armament outside the control of individual ntations. It stipu
.lates merely that individual ntations. before going to war with
":, h other, shall try out Me. Bryan's plant of submitting their
iterepees .first to arbitration. And. in ell'et, it hinds the
Union Stock Holdkts in the
Butte Daily Bulletin
UNITED MINE WORKERS OF AMERIW[A.--]-jc.l Sand Coal.e
Stocket, Roundup, Iehigh, Kl.el.
FEDERAL LABOR UNION-Livingston.
MACHINISTS' UNION-Great Falls, Butte, UIvidngtoa.
MACHINISTS' HELPERS' UNION-Great Palls, Daus.
CEREAL WORKERS-Great Fdlls.
ELEVTRXC¶ANS' UNION--Livlngston, Butte.
BIAKERS' UNION-Great Falls.
SHOE WORKERS-Great Palls. -
PLASTERERS' UNION-Great Falls.
RAILWAY CAR REPAIRERS--Livirgste. .
BREWERY WORKERS' UNION-Batt.
HOD CARRIERS' UNION-Butte and Bozeman.
STIREET CAR MEN'S UNION-Butte.
)IETAL MINE WORKERS' UNION (Independeat) -Btte.
PRINTING PRESSMEN'S UNION-Bute---
STEREOTYPERS AND ELECTROTYPES' UNION-.utte.
BRIDGE AND STRUCTURAL IRON WORKEB-.BUT-T.
BROTHERHOOD BOILERMAKERS AND HELPERS-Butte and Lv.
STEAM AND OPERATING ENGINEERS--Great Palls.
BUTCHERS' UNION-Great Falls.
INTERNATIONAL MOLDER'S UNION. LQCAL NO. 276-Butte.
.•AND THflOURAN'Dp OF INDIVIDUAI 1WI BUTTEI AND MONITANA
LAUNDRY WORKERS UNION, NO. 25--Butte.
,loher nations--lby a scrap of paper-to take part in the fray,
in case the arbitration inl unsuccessful.
They will all be ready and eager to take pai., because they
are all intenling to keep up immense armaments. There is
ottlhing in the world makes a man so eager to shoot at some
thing its the possession or a splendid, Well-oiled. ellicient fire
England is pilaniing immense, niew battleship s. The United
States is planning new battleships. France says it is inevitable
that the "military debate'' must sometime be resumed, and
France is going to maintain a bigger standing army than she
possessed beforme the war. England is not discharging any
soldiers at all. She is slowly "demobilizing" soldiers-send
iing them to theiri hoIes on an indefinite furlough, without
pay. lEnglandl makes the unmistakable distinction between
"discharging" and "demobilizing." She tells each soldier
whom she sends home that lie is still in the service and subject
to instant recall to amns. Thus, you see, England may send
onime four inillioit sol(ieris and still possess a standing army
at fou ,r millio~n erIn --a little scatlered, that is all.
The millioiis o war-haling workingmen who won the war
for disarnamencut are tricked rolt of disarmament by their, rep
resentatives at the peace table. The millions of war-hating
w'orking mei who won the war' to end war, find world war
sir ing tihem, in the face, and are not per'mitted to lay of1
emltirely the galling haneiss of war.
Thie millions of lemnocracy-loving workingrmen who won
the \\ar frI' deimocracy find themselves deprived of the best
part of the democracy they formnerly possessed-tricked out
or it by their representatives iii partliament and conlgress. Their'
rreedomi to talk is gon le, their freedom to write and print, and
hence their liberty to read theire cherished beliefs in print is
gone. Their right of assemblage is going, in many places has
gone. Their right to ask for' morne wages is (uliestioned. Their
righli to strike is thircatenld. in many places is savagely torn
fronm them by the military arm of the government whose uni
foarm they have worn in wvar.
To your millions of honest, trusting, war-hlating workingrmen
'iwho have wron the bloodiest war in all history we say:
Let the lesson sink home.
TRUTH AND MR. STILLMAN.
'The legisliature of IMontanll has defealted Mrs. Hlathaway's
measure cntpo\\werig peace olliceers to enter upon tie prenm
ises of citizens \\ithout l search warranit-to look for booze.
The legislature was ierfectly right; the bill would have matde
gross v\iolatiin of c('onstitutionlal guaraitees a constant occur
renlce-just as the legislature claimed.
The legislalure of' Mlonlana. on the same day, also passed a
residoltiion instlructinlg the sergeaut-at-atnis to prevenlt A. D.
Stillmatu, whom they ace (se of' making "'scurrilous, libelous,
false andl uitre allegations against the integrity of tlih gov
etrnor ofl the state. "from entering upon or being iin"' the
lobbies, assembly routnts or omnnittee romtn of the capitol.
Yo',l catch llthe mneat itig here. do you nol. of' the different atti
itlue tow\\arl citstitutioai l guaranlttees displayed by the same
getiletmen on the samte (day? Mrs. Ilatiawittv wished to search
priv'ate premises of legislators for booze. MlI'. Stillman wished
to frequent the Ipublic rooms of the state capitol in search of
ItIth about legislators. The constitution Ihrbade Mrs. Hatai
a\way's desire. tlence. lte legislature cotld, not grant it. 'Cite
ctttstlilttiot l Illtl ldls Mr. Stillmanl's right I,, enter'the caplilol;
Ihut the legislaitue deprivedl him of it.
Why? H e'tttse Mri. Stillman has a l's[l\- gathered (and
Ipulli .ed) li imiluch truth to please thle legislators. Tllat it
SIIt thl whic'h Mr.'Slillnumla has publishlt'i is amply proved by
t' f'act that it was mostly takein frmI' cotl' records, and iby
Ithe additionr l :a'l tat t. blasting and dltanttnile as it appears,
fl,' personts Iblakened Iby it have not called Mr. Stillman to
; ,ountl in a ,court of law. If' Mr. Stillman stated untruthls ill
Ii- ,araigmntll t ,t' (of Goveror' Stewarl a.in Itie others, redress at
Ilw I'or thteir injuries is open to them. They are not availing
tlet'tselves of su'lb redress simply bei'nti.' they are guilty
Illly. provably iiy---,of all the (har., \which Mr. Stilltn'su
[ tilt. ans d they a tiosess I Ino means of ill i.n' ehing the recorls
c,, I t . g ill. will
I'' cr n ii l nole rint g a1t palricalic I, pil in the rec oent i
iu 'irip'ne itt by thlle copper Ipress of ai' I'veme t by the loiesal
I'ltt cross in extenditlg chal-rity to so tI nyI as fourd aemluldre.
, .trtl'i1tql soldiers.
It'l - t i lleed a gratifying lhing a t he i ; In, be proud of. eic
dou t i he returnedci soliets. will feel i tlillt patriotism heart
uedl Iy it tleo.. Finding reelief for tlheiitliigence perhaps w to ill
'ret c il, ther to losiJng at the peace lttb what they won ii
war. I'erhaps it will console Ithem far the rape of liberties
,her'-hpld by all blut slaves- -free sl,eelch. Irt-s and assemblage.
Perhap- it will salve bayonet pricks jil, fhi, bick from American
soldier.- o,, American streets. Perhaps it will prompt them
next time the more readily to follow dullicily to a victory of
loot- f'r foreign governments. Perhap,!
liKeep1 yur eye ont North Dalkota.. j
1 OOD NIGHT
If you want to
nowiw anything, ask
the Mucker. If you
don't know anS
thing, ask thL
Mucker. If you
know anything you
know the Mucker
don't know, tell if
to the public
through the Muck
I see that u r still out of jail. Of
korse u don't do anything very bad.
But at that they mite arest u and
try to konvict u on some teknikal
point in the law. Which reminds me
of a kase i saw the other day. I was
visiting a nabor who has to small
boys, one about six years old and the
other about ate. And as we were
talking the oldest thot he Wood take
advantage of my kompany to pro
kure an appel that was dekdrating a
large glass bowl in the center of the
tabel. Just like the miners of Biutte
took advantage of the war to make
the pore mining kompanys pay the
hi wages. Well when the boy asked
for the appel the mother didn't no
what to do. She was saveing it for
the old man's buket. But as it was
somewhat advanced in age and she
wanted to kamofloge the fakt that
there wasn't a box of them in the
celler she gave it to' the oldest boy
and said now give Johnnie half. Well
they werent gone long when Johnnie
came back crying and said Willie
only gave him a bite of the appel.
Of kors a summons was sent to Wil
lie to apear before the judge and
state y the orders of the kort wasnt
karried out. "Didnt i tell u to give
Johnnie half," said the mother. "I
did, ansered Willie. "Do u mean to
stand there and tell me u gave him
half of that appel when u only gave
him a bite." "U didnt tell me, to give
him half of the appel," said Willie.
"All u said was to give him half. And
I did. I gave him half of the worm.
Well Mucker I see by the papers
where the techers penshun bill was
killed in the senate. Now I kalls that
a dirty shame. Because if anybody
dezerves a penshun it is the techers.
The fireman an the kops have a pen
shun and why kant the techers. Of
kors u will say that the firemen and
kops are useful. That the firemen
protekt us from fire and that the
kops protekt us from unlawful rob
bers and make us klean hower side
walks. But on second thot u will c
that the techer serves a useful pur
pose. First they r responsible for
large families. How u will say. Very
few of them r married. But that aint
what i mean. How many people
wood have more than won or to kids
if they new they had no place to
leave theri for six or seven hours of
the day. The kop may protekt u
from law brakers, but who protekts
ur windows, ur klose lines, and ur
ash kans and gardens if u happen to
have any, six or seven howers of
the (lay? I say it is the techers.
What man wood be so bold as to sally
foith from his domicil and wander
down a side street with a hi silk
hat on in the snow ball seson' outsid
of skool biowers. I don't think any
one wood be so rash.
Another point in ther favor is that
most of them r edukated. That is
shown by the fakt that they don't
belong to unions. I saw in the pa
per where some techer in California
formed a union. But that was a
lady lik union, and had in its kon
stitushun a law agin strikes. Of I
kors even if the penshun law failed I
to pass they dent need to give up
hope. There is a chans for them to
get married and kolekt alomony.
Well so long Mucker for this time.
Hoping you r the same.
Dear Mucker: I have been de
ceived. I have always labored under
the imprsession (which I now find
false) that Butte was not a part of
the United States. I was always
taught at home and at school that
Butte was owned, operated and con
trolled, bod. and soul by that char
itable organization, that fed eight
wobblies at the Florence, the A. C.
M.. and now my fondest hopes are
blasted. I find, according to the
Broadway Morning Excuse that Butfc
is a part of the United States, for
they are going to deport a lot of
tough guys for being aliens. Ias the
company sold out to the government.
or have they overlooked a bet and
double-crossed themselves? During
the war they had all the aliens in the
village digging the rock and now
they are going to stand by and Ict
thein get chased. Anyway you must
admit it is a cheap way to get badk
home. Just let out a yelp that you
are an alien and you get your ticket.
Me for the city ticket office. I am
on my way. I would like to be
Names of 100 persons, mostly from
wealthy Seattle families, are reported
registered in Portland hotels, having
fled from "the dangers of the strike."
We are beginning to wonder whether
the tales of those wealthy people who
fled out of Russia to escape "red ter
ror" had a similarly slight founda
tion. The Good Book says: "The
wicked flee when no man pursues,"
and was it Shakespeare that re
marked that "Conscience doth make
cowards of us all?"-Seattle Union
Out in Oregon they have formed
a league for democracy at home, and
for some reason or other. it is re
gurded with deep suspilge'. ,
HOW THE MEAT TRUST LOVES US
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FACTS ABOUT SEATTLE.
I thought I would state to you a
few facts, real facts, about the ship
yard strike as I see an editorial in
the Miner this morning on the ship
yard strike. It is easy to see that
whoever wrote it didn't work in the
shipyards or was anywhere near
i was born and raised in Butte and
I didn't go to the shipyards for ex
emption. I was exhausted by the hot
boxes of the Butte mines and thought
I would try a little fresh air, so I
went to the shipyards in January,
1918, and as you have to start in as
bolter-up or laborei I got the big
sum of $3.96 a day for six months.
Then I went "holding on" and made
about $4.55 to $4.70 a day for the
next six months, until I was there 12
months. I then went riveting, which
is considered the best pay in the
shipyards and pays about $7 a day.
Now please tell me where is the big
pay in the shipyards. Every man
must work for six months for $3.96
a day, and then the best he can get
is about a 50-cent raise by taking an
other job: and when he is there a
year he can take any of the jobs he
thihks he can do. You can't pick
your job when you go there. You've
got to be an old-timer.
The majority of the Butte men
who went to the coast got disgusted
with the small pay and went long
shoring for more money. I was in
the shipyards when the strike was
called, and the men are justified in
their demands. When Uncle Sam
cried for ships and Liberty bonds,
those men gave all they had and
worked hard but since the war is
over, your Uncle Sam refused to help
them. He has turned traitor as he
always has in every strike. Those
poor men worked hard for months
expecting a raise. They would tell
you we will get it July 1; then the
20th; then Aug. 1; then Aug. 10.
They were tricked along like that
until about October, when Shipyard
Owner Macy gave that wonderful in
crease from $3.96 to $4.64 for com
mon laborers. The others didn't get
hardly anything. They couldn't kick
or they would call them pro-Germans
or I. W. W.s, etc., but they waited
like men until the war was over and
then struck-and the results.. They
sent the armed forces of Uncle Sam
to the rescue when they didn't need
them in France. They are making
I. W. W.s every day in the shipyards,
just the same as they are in Butte,
by their dirty tactics. When the war
was on they puffed you to dig in and
do your bit. A man who didn't do
his bit was worse than a slacker. So
now when it is all over they have a
few more bosses to hit you on the
back and dig in. "Stay by' your
Uncle Sam, boy, he is a mighty fine
fellow to the working class."
Let me tell you right here: When
the shipyards strike is over I will
surely hike back to them for $4.64 inl
God's country is a - sight better
than $4.75 in the hellhole of Bptte
take it from me. So let me ask you
again who makes the big money in
the shipyards? It is the old-timers,
and the best they could mike by
very hard work was $10 to $11 a day,
and they sure earned it. But they
didn't make it every day, either, but
the Macy board stopped that, and
those poor devils who worked hard
see now how hard a time they had
to live, so they don't care if they get
a raise or not-they are only asking
for a decent living wage for the poor
common laborer. They made a de
mand that the common laborers get
more money-from $4.64 to $6 a
day. The mechanics were offered a
dollar an hour, but they refused and
decided to stay by their fellow work
men for more money. The shipown
ers tried to bribe the mechanics and
said they would pay them their de
mands, but would not give the un
skilled laborers a cent. So there you
are, sir. The mechaniics told them
they didn't care if they got any railse
or not, only they wanted to see the
unskilled laborers get a decent living
The man who wrote that editorial
i pictured the opposite side of it. Why
- didn't he tell of the unskilled laborers
I who only got $3.96 up until last
- October. If he would get odit and
t do his bit instead of lying to the
public, he could learn the truth.
And another word to you men and
organized labor: You are totally
blind if you can't see that the Butte
Miner is bitterly opposed to organ
ized labor. You and I, members of
the American Federation of Labor,
are slurred at each day by that dirty
sheet. Your fellow-workman in Se
attle is in the same organization as
you. They are members of tile A. F.
of L. Are you going to stand for the
insults heaped upon your fellow
workmen in Seattle or any other
place? Be men and stand side by
side with thom as you swore to do.
You engineers, and carpenters! You
are a disgrace to labor. Those of you
who vote to go back on the hill and
lower scabs dowd..the mines, I. will
be ashamed to tell it when I return
to the coast. I am going to tell or
ganized labor, membetq of the A. F.
of L., about you. They will be
ashamed of you and ashamed to be
in the same organization 't1ith you.
I have the greatest respect,for the
few who voted to stay by thl.it fel
low workmen, and refuse to lbwer
scabs in the hellholes of Butte. 1Yu
who voted just the opposite, should.
remember you are supposed to be
an organized body. Why, then, don't
you help a body of men who wish to
be organized, to gpt together. Don't
be a meek lamb all your life. Get
out and fight for your fellow-man
just as organized labor has in Seat
tle. Don't think because you have a
fine job that you are safe. Think of
your fellow-man the same as the me
chanics of Seattle did with the un
Well, sir, as I am closing I wish
you would give this close considera
tion, as I have quite a few old part
ners with whom I toiled in the hell
holes of Butte in the days of the in
famous Butte Miners' union. But
no more; I am through with the hell
holes of Butte.
Well, I thank you from one who
had the good luck to get out of Hell
(Butte), but hasn't forgotten to al
ways fight for those poor devils who
have to struggle in the hotboxes.
I just sent three Bulletins to a
friend in Arizona who said he could
not get the truth out of the capital
istic papers and he begged for a Bul
letin. A. R.,
A staunch subscriber to the Bulletin
and one who always reads it-even
on the coast.
WHEAT IN AUSTRALIA.
We have read in the capitalist
press that during the war millions of
bushels of wheat was stored in Aus
The farmers could not dispose of
their 'wheat, as there was not any
shipping available to take their wheat
We have been told that the accu
mulation of four years' crops was
dumped in one big pile, protected on
the sides with straw, and the rats
collected from all over the continent,
and destroyed all the wheat.
But since hostilities liave ceased
we learn that Australia Is sending
millions of bushels of wheat to Eng
land. Did the rats destroy all the
wheat? The rats don't like a labor
government. A. READER.
More troops arrive in Glasgow, the
military display now provoking great
resentment among the strikers, says
an. Associated Press correspondent.
Two thousand house-builders join the
strike for a 44-hour week in Belfast,
and a labor congress has been sum
moned to meet in Dublin to demand
a universal 44-hour week at wages
150 per cent above the pre-war rates,
with a minimum of $12.60 weekly
for all workers,--Literary Digest.