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TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 1919.
BUTTE NEEDS THEM.
Thut Buntte necds. and needs badly, an iiniprovenieni i)n Ihhe
conduct of its municipalll governIment is couceded by all. and
with this purpose in view Ilhe Nonpartisanl club of Silver lHow
county has endorsed tIle following canlldidates on Ihe demo
Mayor........................ ......W\ . . iDUNN
Trt.surter.. ...........JAS. .1. c(:AIT\IIHY
Police Magistrate ........... MI ..... KE ALLEN
1st \\'rd ................ O N 'PT. SULLI\ AN
2?d W ard ...... ........... ... A.... IY O'LE. AtY
31 Ward ...............E.IINAIID McVEIGOI
.th \\'a rd ................................CON LYNCH
5lh Ward .................. ;LlIC NAI)FAU
(il \\Wlird ........ ...WALTERI A. KYLE
7th Ward .......... ...... iE. CARLISLE
8ti W\rd ...... .... ..... E. G. JOHNSON
. .or labor anid busiiness alre represented in the above selec
Iions, and thiecharacter f the men e dorsed by the club \\ill
guarantee a city governmlelrnt which will function, first allud
last, in the best interest of all the people of Butte.
The history of municipal governrmer t in tlihis city is replete
with corruption but never. \\'e believe. has Butte's city hull
hieeded a cleaning as badly us at the present time.
With Ihe exception of the liutlcani adinistration, for ma11ny
years the taxpayers of Butte have seen their money squandered
by officials who nieglected their duties to the people anid part
dered to the heads of a corporation which has always sacriliced
every other interest ill the coninunilty iii order to gratify ani ini
satiable craviing for dividends.
That the people wi'ill vole for a chaniuige from tIhe present
intolerable coniditions ill munlicipal affairs is lnot dotlbted. An
indication of this was uhad in last f'ull's elections, wheni Wii. F.
Dulin was elected to the legislatuire despite the utmnost efforts
of the mining corporations and their reactionarty entourage.
Sentimenlt being voiced generally by all ranks of citizens is
conclusive. that there will be a change, a change for the better,
anld that caimouflage candidates put up by the sixth floor of thlie
fletinessy building will lie overwhielringly defeated by the
decenit citizens of flutte.
,T'e Nonpartisanls are to bie comninirllded I'ior thIlir' splenldid
enldor'seumelnts, anld thle people oil fitlte, withoutt dtloubtl, will
register tlheir apprlova-l of' Ilith ticket on March 2 .
•'Lel's have a mayor'.'" Not only in ritayor', but a w\itle city
governmient which will perforlnr alwayvs for all Ilthe people of
GOMPERS AN D LONQUET.
The fudulndmental of the international is the fact that capliltal
exploits living labor iii whatever domnain it might settle, aand
its dominions are the world. Therefore the capitalists are the
interinalioial dluiiderers of the workling class, consequently
it is Ihe commonl interest of lthe working class of all nations to
unite, and overtillow i tis ci',umoti robbery. This is the pri
mary ecololnoic basis II the iiiternatioial of the lºruletar'ial
whiich is so necessary i'or its emanicipation.
The French socialist movemnent, th!ough badgered by the
revisionists and social patriots for some years, is today asseii
lling the masses untder this ban\ner ct If the iiiteriationial a nd
The follotwinl is a resolutioi that the French socialists
passed three days alter the atrmlistice was signed and onie which
makes Gonipers bellow and curse. It reads:
The French socialist party welcomes the German Republic and
the taking over of the power in Prussia and the Confederated
States by the working class.
As in the Russia of the soviets, socialism has appeared in all
central Europe as the proper liquidator of the political and social
situation left by the war.
The party thus sees justified the confidence which it has always
had in the action of peoples.
Considering that certain of the conditions of the armistice leave
the sharply defined fear that the allied governments have the in
tention of further extending the criminal military intervention
against revolutionary Russia, the party declares that it will appeal
to all the forces of the French proletariat to prevent the socialism
which is being born in Russia. as well as in Germany and Austria,
from being crushed by coalitions of foreign capitalisms.
The party urges the French working people most rigorously
to rally to the support of their unions and socialist groups, to
sustain their class journals, and to keep themselves ready to make
socialism triumph in France as it has in the other countries of
This, "Samuel. the Labor Fakir," ' alls treason, and like the
puerile dribbler that tIe is, says ''it it. is nol treason to the
international, then treason should be struck fIruni the dic
Is iot. this resolution onle that r'inigs true to the interna
tional? One that appreciates the truth, that it was the eco
nomic conditions. the spit'ilt of the international headed
by Liebknecht and.Luxesiburg, and by the efflorts of the bil
sheviki, that ruined and crushed the great German i war ma
What was it but the sincerity to the international that moved
Karl Liebknecht to stand bef'ore the (;erman juikerdom and
defy their bloody intrigue? Were not the Sparticans working
day and night.. calling upon their coiiirades to stand true to
t!he initernational: yes. even in the heyday of tihe (Gerliani arms?
Though the pressure from without io doubt intensified the
conditions, nevertheless the solar plexus punch was giveh from
within and not by the social patriots, the Sclhiedemanri faction,
---- ----.- --- -*-~-
Union Stock Holders in the
Butte Daily Bulletin
UNITED MINE WORKERS OF AMERICA_ .,"ab Saund Coulee
Stocket, Roundup, Lehigh, Klets.
FEDERAL LABOR UNION-Llvingston.
MACHINISTS' UNION-Great Falls, Butte, idwIaim.
MACHINISTS' HELPERS' UNION--Great !gl ,tte.
CEREAL WORRERS-Great Falls.
EBLCTRICIANS' UNION-Llvingston, Emtt.
IAKERB' UNIQN-.reat Falls.
SROE WORKER-Great Falls.
PLASTERBERS' UNION-Great Palls.
RAILWAY CAR IREPAIR3iRS--Lvigtoa.
BREWERY WORKERS' UNION-Butte.
HOD CARRIERS' UNION-Butte and Bozeman.
STREET CAR MEN'S UNION-Butts.
METAL MINE WORKERS' UNION (lade pa.at).-Btte.
PRINTING PRESSMEN'S UNION-Butte,
STEREOTYPERS AND ELECTRO.TPER$' NIONrG-autte.
BRIDGE AND STRUCTURAL IRON WORHKEIS BUTCr.
BROTHERHOOD BOILERMAKERS AND HELPERS.-Butte and Liv.
STEAM AND OPERATING ENGINEERS-GNreat Falls.
BUTCHERS' UNION-Great Falls.
INTERNATIONAL MOLDER'S UNION, LOCAL NO. 270-Dutte.
ANT TRIIOUAND OF INDIVmUAI A IN BUTTE AND MONTANA
LAUNDRY WORKERS UNION, NO. 25--Butte.
but by those who stood anid stand for international solidarity
of' labor every time. anid all the time.
Then for the French socialists to send greetiipns and rejoice
at lire German revolution was in line with the true principles of
socialism, and t;onipers is shown again as but a pliable tool in
Ithe hands of the master class.
lie slurs antl insults Lonquel, the leader of the F'rencl move
ment. And this is the Lonquel, the grandson of Marx, who is
not only respected in France. but loved by the proletariat of
Europe. This is the clean, tall, distinguished and brilliant
comrade that the labor movement of England gave tile great
est alid longest ovation when he addressed them, and yet Gorn
pers is ill France cursing and vilifying him because he stands
for the principles that his grandfatller promulgated and which
Gompers pretended to follow during the walr and had the
iitlacity to speak of1' through his Iake labor and democracy
Lougirue is lighting oi behalmf of the bolsheviki; and Samuel,
Ilfrough the French capitalist press atnd in conversation with
the Dukes and Counts of No-Accounlt, is shrieking daniuationi
uplon this comrade's head.
It seems that "Samuiel, the Labor' FUkir,'' is nitot satisfied itn
acling us cliief Ieiiilhan oI'o Wall street, but he must go over
a8d help the French Bouribos and the Blritish Tories, striviitg
to get the EIiropeati wage earner lgaiii fooled into quibbling
over bourgeois political rel'frPms whilst they hllunger and want,
are robbed unl plundered,l ill the iindustries.
Coame back to Amierica. Gompers, before the Iiuropeati wage
earners get so exaspetrated over your cr'ude and rotten faking
Ihait they "kick you out." YIou are niot fit to dust Lonquet's
shoes, let alone calll him ltraitor. and as for this word "'traitor,'
you should be tlie last manti on earth to mentioti it,. for you are
one o,,' the arch labor traitors of the world aild youti will be re
corded as such by posterity.
IRLEAND WI LL BE FREE.
WVilliam lioward TaI't, ex-preside t of the United States.
generally cotnsidered an auniable truckler to vested in terests
ill the past. but whio. since his association with Frank P. VWalsh
usoiit ct'hairmani of the war labor board, had exhibited symp
Ioluis of lil'ieralisin. recentily denoisltru.ated Ilthe truth of the oldl
saw that "'the leopa'd dIEoes Inot change his spots."
Coitrotitlited with the 'pr'positin oT;f freedomt for irelanid, Mir.
'oft ditucked, sidlestepped tIhe issue, by sayilg it would be "'uit
fortunate' to injli t Ithlie lestion ilnto the peace conifere'nce at
Wizten Ihlis cuiiintiry went to war it w'as niilullUnlced that it did
.s for lthe pill'lpose. uitotg 'other' thiinigs, of establisthinig the
right of till nationaulities, large aid small, to self-deterniirua
tion. Mr. T'Put did niot, anid ineither cai hIe ofr any of his ilk.
adlvalnce aniy souitl reason why Irelaid should be excepted
whiiij it comies to aplyliig thlie l'principle of self-doetermti'iiatioi.
Ireliad. iundoer the yoke of' peirfhlious \lbioni, has Iretainled
ilnil(ait its liationalism. while sendling forth its soils to the four
('orniers. M lany i t' lite i. came t th Ie Itiited States. anid iil
\every wair in whithil tlhis c(oiiit"ry hasii eiti gied for liberty alnid
prCl'ilitipie, tihe iiei of II'ish birth hlave exliibited valor secoind
to linote. And whieu1 Mm'. Tti'ff. or anlyone tElse ili tliis couilltry.
it tentnl s, liot ol)ell'. bitt bl' evasiot. . I ), o \ tlhat Ir.elha d hias
lo tle i'ighlit il t self-deterniilitatioti, hie is E(,liupromlising with a
fI''iticiple viwhichi has beeni estalJlisied beyortl any c.aiiice of a
'l'Tlnt Irelanid tils as miumclh right, it inot iio'e, to selft-d(eter
illinin ioi as It.s Ser'bii, llelgillit, (Ireece. itIlianlio, or any" of
l.he new brood of little nationits erected i illentral Europe, is a
ll'opo.itioni wlhiilch illi inot ie sticcessfully -,tested by anyone,
tiidl ione whiich will niot hle utteopted by Ihoje who Ihoniestly
illlit lle soundness (1and orrelctlis of Il1, priiiciple of sell'
detlritliiutioli. Onlce this principle Ilu. I.en establisihed, and
it hts beent, thlie proximity of Irelaid to England, or to put it
IdiltfIrently, the saifety of the English. has ll thillig wlhatever to
doE withli the matter. Tlhe onily rule thitt cIaint be applied suc
cesl'full.y, and that will be applied evlenillydlly. is the rule of tlie
c.'useti.i of the goveritned." uil thltit the Irihli rdo inot coilns.ot to
Ie g,.oi erie by the English has bce.e iamply proven i nlany
l tcdiois hell itt Irelatil during the past foEt yelrs.
Sell'-deternltiilnatioti of all nationalitie. liiege and small, is a
ltprinciple wlici has been aciceptedl i tile civilized world.
Irelant d is entitled to it., andtl will lihave il. wilth or w-.itout tlie
olti sen0ti of lthe Englislh.
(Cotmpromising witlh priinciple is an eit Xlieit which is dan
ge.ls.lllll nwhich alsot ftails t acliieve, Ial iiing and beneficial
resuiilts. atl "statesmeln "i like Mr. Tafi \ill have to comll to
Iheiri gruel., fo
llIEL';ANI \'ILL IE Filll].
\\hile his appuoiltrimelt on a connliiij,0 IE, "'spend" $225.
Ut000 may help the spruce hero ili liis c. illaitilg for umayor. it is
niot likely this will overcome the handicapI li his eudorseeliltt
by people who train with Oscar you Ittlh.
If sucilih Ipaiers as the Miniier existedl iii ith old days. atid we
ailtlht Ithalt there were anyii ijite so, rolli i it a cichl they
refterre'El to \\shilihti.it as Ea iurl'deE..
Conflicting Thoughts I
CAN I TAKE .
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of the Bulletin and please be brief
and to the point.
The committee of the legislature
which has been considering Senator
Booth's measure for the checking of
profiteering in Montana, report the
senator's bill unworkable, and, hence,
the senator's bill is dropped. How
ever, the committee admits that it
thinks it possible, even probable,
that unwarranted prices for neces
sities do prevail in Montana, and the
committee recommends that the in
vestigation into the cost of living be
continued and a report render2d i( t
later than Nov. 30, 1919.
Why such unseemly haste, we ask?
There will be another perfectly good
year after this one has closed. Why
not give the "probe" till 1920? We
assert that no commission of thi
present legislators, in so short a time
as 10 months, could fully establish
the fact that high prices prevail. We,
ourselves, became convinced withiin
10 piiinutes after we decided to start
b ftching, some time ago. But give
the legislators of Montana more time.
They are conservative fellows-safe,
salie, conservative fellows, who would
not for the world reach a conlclusion
ijimicable to the interests of exploit
ers until the radical trouble-makers
hiave got them in a corner and on
It didn't take the Anaconda Cop
per Mining company very long to
find out that the price of copper had
dropped. And mighty soon after they
found it out, the miners of Butte dis
covered that wages had dropped. Of
course, the miners were told with a
great show of tender regret that it
had to be-positively no way out
but cutting wages; and the miners
were assured with a great show of
solicitude for their loss, that living
would be brought down in price, too,
that the "probe" would get busy and
bring her down.
Well, the probes got busy all right;
with a great show of earnestness and
a fine competency the probes got
busy-and coffee and meat and cloth
ing and most other staples promptly
went up! Oh, you "probes!" Honest
to goodness, in all the bizarre fabric
of camouflage and deceit woven by
the subsidized brains of sycophants
to fool the workers and shield the
exploiters in their plunderings, there
is nothing else quite so grotesque,
quite so laughably crude, as these
frequently launched and quite seri
ously advertised probes and commis
sions of investigation.
But it is getting so now that the
workers are ho longer fooled by such
cheap little tricks. They are develop
ing a mentality too able, a vision too
keen, to longer swallow such poorly
concealed hooks. The only folk nowa
days who are deceived by such
palpable camouflage are the big
bunch of half-way people, the in-be
tweeners, who still think-because
they were so taught and haven't been
forced to unlearn-that Big Busi
ness is honest and proper: that cap
ital is fair and is honest; that capital
speaks truthfully when it expresses
a desire to see justice established
for all men.
We can only say to those shallow
thinkers,: the in-betweeners, that you
would do well, that you would be do
ing the fair and proper thing, to
keep out of the fight, to take no side
in the struggle. till you have in
formed yourselves, till you have test
ed the little inadequate, biased theo
ries which were crammed into your
unquestioning minds as truth
tested them by the cold logic of un
deniable facts and figures which the
official statisticians of the United
States will send you for your ask
ing. WILL BURT.
A "ITTIN(: 31 MEORIAL.
Temple. l'ex. Citizens of Bell i
county have subscribed liberally to a j
tree-pln ning almplb:ign, under whicil1
I THE BOLSEVIKI
Who ordered the army to Russia, ant
what are they doing there?
Haven't we had war enough that we
rouse a sleeping bear?
Who are those bolshevikis about
whom the paid press raves?
Must we subjugate these people ant
keep them forever slaves.
And these poor bolshevikis, are thc3
not flesh and bone?
Can't they settle their own affairs, ij
they are but let alone?
The Russian night is passing, the caetl
is turning gray,
God help the foolish nation that
would their progress stay.
For the good red flag of freedom, the
Russian has unfurled.
They have displayed a spirit that i:
spreading round the world.
Long did the cruel czar rule them in
his ignorance and his pride,
Must we take from them their free
domn for which they fought
For now the czar is gone to the
happy hunting ground,
From all the length of Russia comes
up a joyous sound.
And from the mines of mercury the
prisoners are all freed,
Who spent long years in prison, vic
tims of their master's greed.
The while the Russian autocrats arc
sleeping in their graves
These art- the conditions about which
the paid press raves.
And calls on God and Wilson to slay
and slay and slay,
Lest the bolsheviki doctrine spread
to the U. S. A.
trees are being planted along the
Temple-Belten highway, designated
as the Victory highway. Trees are
being planted on either side of the
highwiy every 30 feet. Each tree is
numbered and dedicated by the per
son who plants it to some Bell coun
ty soldier who fought in the world
war, and a label on the tree gives his
name and title. With each tree are
also planted two pecan nuts and two
walnuts. If these nuts grow into
seedlings, the owner of the tree can
take his choice of one of the seed
lings or of the original tree.---Chris
tian Science Monitor.
There is some talk from time to
time of a fitting memorial being
erected here in Butte and various
suggestions have been made. There
is one thing sure, no one is going to
be very enthusiastic about a statue of
mediocre value, or some other use
less, so-called decoration in the
streets of Butte, especially while the
streets are as bare and bleak as they
are now. The example of the Texas
town seems a good one, for could
there be any memorial more precious
to the citizens than a living, growing
tree. Could there be any service that
we could render to the future Butte
more impressive than the restoration
of a small part, at least, of its orig
There are parts of the war strick
en countries of Europe which are
pictured in the magazines of the
country showing the pitiful destruc
tion of the trees which are not morm
forlorn thin some pictures that
could be taken in Butte. It has not
suffered from the vandals of war, bu"
froml the vandals of modern com
merce and the latter is nearly as de
structive of beauty and as ruthless
in its methods as the former. The
only difference is that one act sud
denly and the other gradually.
If the tree-planting idea does not
seem exactly right, let's think about
a splendid park, which will really be
for the public, for Butte has not one
such place now.
On the same page of the Christian
Science Monitor, there is another
note from the state of Michigan, say
ing that the governor urges more
parks in the state as a supplement to
the movement for good roads anti
advocates the immediate construc
tion of such places during the period
Butte is about at the lowest point.
financially and politically, that it is
possible for it to reacla and be a city
at all, and while we are making an
effort at some reconstruction and re
generation, let us make it thorough
and have some parks and beautiful
streets. - RUSTY.
With the Editors
Of all the testimony thus far given
before the senate interstate com
merce committee in its hearings on
the pending railway legislation, none
has surpassed in interest and im
portance that of A. B. Garretsou,
president of the Order of Railway
Conductors. Mr. Garretson comes
out strongly in favor of government
ownership, declaring that "until the
operating officials of the railroads
have become convinced that the fu
ture lies with the government and
not with Wall street, government
control will never get a fair test."
He favors the plan of operation by.
the employes already put forward by
the brotherhoods. "Will the govern
ment," he asks, "go into partnership
with the workers, who will not shave
dollars at the sacrifice of service, or
into partnership with corporations,
which are organized for profit?
Which would be more desirable?"
Government guarantee of privately
operated railways, in his opinion,
would be a "fatal mistake," and
would put operation "on a plane of
mediocrity." Mr. Garretson's sug
gestion that government-owned rail
ways might be used to shift labor
where it is most needed awakeded in
terest among members of the com
mittee, as did also his warning con
cerning the seriousness of labor un
rest. "As one who khows tile danger
this country is facing, I tell you that
we are as near a powder mine as onb
can imagine. And a careless spark
may start a conflagration the end of
which is difficult to foretell." "It
is the fashion now to denounce bol
shevism, but when you consider the
underlying causes that make for bol
shevism they are an indictment of
the whole social structure." When
sober and responsible labor leaders
use this sort of language, it is time
for business men and politicians to
give serious attention to the stldy
of causes.-The Nation.
President Wilson has well said that
boshevism can best be halted by food.
But it cannot be halted by food doled
out by the hand of charity. The spir
it of manhood is not of the type to
sustain from charity. Men do not
relish the exposure of being com
pelled to live as subjects of charity
and benevolence. It is the spirit of
manhood to effect an equality of op
portunity. That can come only by a
social order and community regula
tion based upon equity and common
privilege. It is not equity that favors
one at the expense of another. It is
not equity. to grant to one the priv
ilege of employment and deny it to
another. But it may be argued that
one job cannot supply two men with
work. If there is to be h2ut one job
and there are two men, both must
live from it, or one must starve. It
is up to the two men to so regulate
the job that both may live. That is
the economic question that is up to
society during this so-called recon
struction period. Unless labor takes
a hand in equating the privilege of
employment, it will .be so selfishly
planned by the employment concerns
that the man who gets the job will
be required to hold it with a con
sciousness that he is a subject of
favoritism. and he will also be con
scious of the fact that the man who
is denied employment will so regard
him. Is not such an arraying of those
of labor each against the other the
very hothouse for extreme redical
ism?-Motorman and Conductor.
Those who profit froln the pro
ductiveness of wage earners recently
gathered at Atlanta City and by their
representative body discussed the
problem of "reconstruction." The
evident paramount question was the
employment of labor. Much was said
upon it. But the conclusion was to
continue the fight to prohibit wage
earners from organizing. As a last
resort, they are to adopt the Rocke
feller system of company organiza
tion. Anything to control labor and
the labor market. That is what they
call "recor.truction.'''But it is the
continuance of the old structure. It
Is the system of so regulating the pro
ductiveness of labor that the standing
army of idle job seekers shall be
PBrpetuated. It is the system based
upon the guardianship of labor with
the employer as the self-installed
guardian. The pillar of support of
the system is the army of unemployed
so regulated and controlled and so
cunningly conscripted and released
as to avoid any strong or concerted
bolshevik eruptions. Such is the "re
construction" policy "adopted" by
the Atlantic City Employers' associa
tion eonvention.--Motorman and Con