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the doors swiui~g open, millions call hiearthe1 hinges creak,
Union Stock Holders in the
Butte Daily Bulletin
UNITED MINE WORKERS OF AMERIOCA--[Ials: Sand Conlee
Stocket, Roundup, Lehigh, Kleln.
FEDERAL LABOR UNION-Livingston.
MACHINISTS' UNION-Great Falls, Butte, ld.agagtou.
MACHINISTS' HELPERS' UNION-Great Palls, Batte.
CEREAL WORKIRhS-Great Falls.
ELECTRICIANS' UNION--Lvingston, Butte.
BAKIERS' UNION-Great Falls.
SHOE WORKERS-Great Falls.
PLASTERERS' UNION---reat FaUls.
RAILWAY CAR REPAIRERS-Llvingpto.
BREWERY WORKERS' UNION-Butte.
tHOD CARRIERS' UNION-Butte and Bozeman.
STREET CAR MEN'S UNION-Butte.
METAL MINE WORKERS' UNION (Independent)-Butte.
PRINTING PRESSMEN'S UNION-Butte.
STEREOTYI'ERS AND ELECTROTYPERS' UNION--atte.
BRIDGE AND STRUCTURAL IRON WORKERS-BUTTE.
BROTHERHOOD BOILERMAKERS AND HELPERS-Butte and Liv
STEAM AND OPERATING ENGINEERS-Great Falls.
BUTCHERS' UNION-Great Falls.
INTERNATIONAL MOLD)ER'S UNION. LOCAL NO. 276-Butte.
AND THOUSANDS OF INDIVIDUALR IN BUTTE AND MONTANA
LAUNDRY WORKERS UNION, NO. 25-Butte.
Inilliili see IlI ehaillis as they haig ott (those hliai.is anId arms
II11l1 hav\'e g.n. ls atil( very lea ts as ill have plead i I le caise
o,1 I1' "e 'reo l sl lulse.
M liiie ,ls, (·c r itnu 'de.
A\lil Iiey arlle madie s.rtonger, toe determineld. They are
liarid.l e(t. lmtlde ilto I~l fine steel .wo4i1 \woiuld Ihave them.
ylir Oxatmiltle ilmakes h lIi l ll their le.s. YIlit i r su l'eriingl
\will il"ake their jaws s.IrO 'gter. The spiitl V. Illihae slhniow
nmake.s of lhem g'inils.. AI i they ::re milliions.
Auiil \wo. ltll the enltites lwh il d in theiri' way. Woe
utit g'i bli l iy, greeily plrlsites who, in the naiilness of uint'
mlintlia, strive to bltck the way. We unto you lying hylioerites
who livie liy I'ratld, deceit i1miil f.lselhoodl. \Woe unto you d(ogs
IIthat now aire haying i(t i (ut l' (~ell. \\ii( tuttto you.
t"ri' the hay is near. Not forever call y'our haistiles he graves
I'ol' the linest illiul i()lesl itof il' ('11lss. Not I''ever' shall the
lioiks go uchlialle~ged. N.. No lorever'.
'i'ley (lii i a hu t''l'erale vowit hllyii. Genlie, I y ecu siollurge
li..s lived linbths, but v io r it lii nIItedl spiriit is with uits ialways,
yviIi' sweet 1 itt h ntier w\'.'iIs we cntt ever hea0r. Youi areI still
IForwal' i.l. yi wage slaves. The lmaster's are ilit making the
rlie w it , which Iii hlang their' rtitent syslem.
The p tilillteri's are tl1 dligginig deeper' the gratve frn which
li. olsantn h' . instead o1 killing, (illy make ou.r l 5\ the
'Iron 'ei'. hl .,liles, hill the ill ln 1-r1,,,1W .
e1 . i tpilenliiries Iie fuIill, hilI so nire ,ion' hearts. The
ilrl lll.rs airt' lst'lg, Sg o is lll' cliass.
O l Ii s. ialism. Ol'galluize. Ili the fae.ories, in the jails, inll
he' Illines(' uli iill le cells. 'rgatllize!
ar'ti'y lihe Wir il W;ii u\\id. \Vort'k eight milanl dtay.
'This is w ihat (l'uoe lhas( 14oue'. filiil is lie iu i a pttttern?
Iionth l.tes. give li. i.e.is hit which he vwoiuld, belter, that lie
giive Io y(ou. the siauielll(illss at' his lunwavering comradeship.
hue iu.itying sin.erity to s..ehilism. aind ill hdoing so youl will fill
his desirl'e ant alsuo i the huest thing possible to open the jail
I itrs anii t'i p the irs apart.
tiei,. we' go with .yill III yilll' cell as yvoll slly with us ill the
S ligh, l n it in hiIi' slhall tlitass l I wh\ 1t oi' class will do
o- lelhiiig fr \il' yoll bi liniiig ever'ythinig fr hife cattse.
(i t 1u I ', Bent': \w ' \\w till hei ihute' vi , ion it.
I'he dyke are up. The l1iod is (ii. The capitalist l.oess
i all printedl I, r ' a.tl l\'iv . Tlhe S.p.lrticnl.' are ol\\" to receivel
Ihe sate avlaiclle oIl' ahbise that lte hs Ilsheviki have been
Fl''tiii nitivv ol gr'l l Iliss lres liv II,' Splrll lillilis will be
lhrit'iaile'd frloli thie capitailisl noise.-maker'-. Th6 lerror will be
ri'lliing uali l. 'Ti osllilho s oIl' pool', li ll!ess women and chil
1iroe will be monrdileredl y thle Slarteail. the inimbters depenul
ing eti lively ipolln thli e sItotnaieli co('lt ition I .' the editorial sitall'.
it.lieries and pluiiering will ie li lallI ini red ink. land the
chijel' spiokeseiiti of the worlers.e will he picturedl as liviing in
lie mios exltraviagt luxury. muiirde'ing for sport alli having
hieol ils ili every locality.
liI Ih working class will e.niiniui it its way and we ble
lieve hat tlhe tliiianii rletll rial will expropriate the expro
priillrs midl make lie jiinker capitalisti \\ork.
iWhat oue soon learns iin Louldn noi atording tI \Viini
iled hlack. who slilpped oiver there il her vway hoiilie frinl
1,'li'iii tn ;l
You will learn to be very careful about mtentioning any friends
with Irish names. You will hear of plani. ito keep out of England
forever any blood except that of England. Anud above all things
you will learn to say very little about .\An.'ria's part in the war,
and you will learn that enthusiastic references to the fighting
of the Australians and Canadians in ith wVar is not considered
quite good form.
'l'he Iilt' Miiier is sownedl by W. .\. I laiirl, Sr., who bribed
hiis wayi inlito ithe iiled SIties seailt. The Butiie Miner up
'proved of the appoitinlllllit iof EI. C. lita. whol accepted a "gifit'
I' S t. iiit0 Irom W\. A. Clark. The \hMitt approves of 1). M.
Ke .ll. iwho was finied $501 ior l libiti_, i i ,jiiror. The Miner
atpptves rof Captain Cull.s, sprucliie hier. .\ vote for Culls is ai
v.ole II put in l poier the cliqlie lt whici.h belongs Oscar voni
Ithllll. sell'-allee sedl ctnlidenlill iiadvi. o,,f iermall spies.
'lThere is soniething nimore Ifor labori Ihliali uniiieertailnty aiitd
Iravail, Ihere is sonmethinig mole I'i, lkt, Ithan an uneniding.
sordid st.lit.ggle lfor a air day's pay. \Villiamn F. )iu1n.
'Tli'e .iestioili in the forthlillloiinig Ilmitaries is: Shall the
peiople riiule or the corporatlionlis? .\ vide for )unn for imay'or
liils is votie for gove.elllneit "'if, I'r mil tby the people."
A vote for Dunn mealis that ii people'l< democracy will sup
planlit corporation autocel'ircy in hButte tniiticipal government.
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IF PArIENT /r//K,$/77< Y
ORMAINS OB /RTE,
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THE STRIKE AT LEAVENWORTH
Prisoners organizing and strik
ing! Prisoners refusing to work
until their grievances are attended
to! And conscientious objectors
turning the strike from the old-time
method of violent prison mutiny by
their quiet assistance in organiza
tion and their insistence: "No vio
lence, but folded arms."
This is the remarkable tale told
in the Survey for Feb. 15, by Win
throp D. Lane, who was present as
special investigator at the prison be
fore, during and after the strike.
The strikers won their demands, but
it is only fair to say that part of the
reason for this was the fair attitude
of Colonel Rice, governor of the
New Type of Prisoner.
The prison was filled to over
flowing with a new type of prisoner,
men of the drafted army, civilians
who had violated army rules with
which they were only partly ac
quainted, and whose penalties they
did not know. They had war-titme
sentences hanging over their heads
-25 years for short absences with
out leave. Hundreds of men who
had never committed any offense
before found themselves facing
from 15 to 30 years in prison.
They came in such numbers that
they could not be handled. Front
1,508 in April. 1918, the number
doubled by November, and today is
3,600. Men are doubled up in five
by nine cells, sleeping in corridors,
eating in three shifts. All this over
crowding has created an atmosphere
After the Armistice.
The armistice was signed; the war
was over. Prisoners began to ask
if war-time sentences would now be
reduced to the usually peace time
length. On Jan. 25, 113 conscien
tious objectors were released. Oth
ers began to hope for release. The
embers of discontent were there;
only a spark was needed.
Race riots started toward the end
of January; there were many south
ern white men who had never been
put on a basis of equality with ne
groes before. On the night of Jan.
29, a fire occurred, which cost about
$100,000, and was later admitted to
be the work of two prisoners. The
afternoon of the same day, the "first
gang," composed of 150 men work
ing outside the prison, simply quit
work on their jobs.
So far there was no real strike;
disconteat was seething, but had not
expressed itself coherently. The
members of the "first gang" did not
even know what they were striking
for. Each had his own cause of dis
content; no two agreed. This ab
sorption in small desires and utter
disagreement of one man with an
other characterized the early stages.
The Strike Begins.
At noon Thursday the men were
lined up to be marched out to work.
From this point on we quote Mr.
"An officer called out the gangs.
'First gang,' he shouted, and waited
for it to form in line. No one stirred.
" 'There ain't no first gang,' came
a voice from the ranks.
" 'Second gang,' shouted the of
"'There ain't no second gang,'
came another voice.
" 'To hell with work. We want to
go home,' shouted a prisoner.
" 'Third gang,' said the officer.
" 'There ain't no third gang,' came
from another quarter. The officer
folded the sheet and turning to Col.
Rice remarked that the prisoners of
the United States disciplinary bar
racks seemed to be on strike.
"Why Are You Striking?"
"Col. Rice stepped forward. He
raised his voice and asked the men
to tell him why they refused to' work.
Again he pleaded for individuals to
come out and tell him what was the
trouble. 'I want your point of view,'
he said. 'No one will be punished
for speaking to me here. I know you
have leaders and I want those lead
ers to come forth and speak to me,
man to manl!
"No one moved. Two thousand
prisoners stood with their arms fold
ed, motionless except for: the occa
sional shouting of individuals. * * *
" 'We want to go home,' shouted
some. 'We want better food,' shout
ed others. One man brought a laugh
by bawling at the top of his lungs:
'Give us liberty or give us death!' "
The Mob Finds a Spokesman.
After many requests by Col. Rice,
the ranks at last opened, and a smIall
prisoner stepped forward. W. Oral
James was his name; he was a con
scientious objector, and had been for
years the close friend and legal ward
of Roger Baldwin. In a low voice he
explained that he had beeon only four
days in Leavenworth, having been
transferred from Fort Jay, hut that
he could speak for himself, and he
thought for others.
"What, sir, is the government ge
ing to do with us?-There are hun
dreds of men bearing sentences of
15, 20, 25 years who were new to
military method and requirements,
and who committed offenses for
which the peace-time judgments
would be only a few months.. Are
these men to remain here for the
rest of their lives?
"Sir, the armistice was signed
nearly three months ago. The war is
over. The government has already
released 113 of our fellows. Has it
not had time to investigate the jus
tice of other claims?-This is our
grievance. These men, as I read
them, intend no violence. You see
them here with arms folded, refusing
to work. That is the method of their
"We ask of you what is our fu
ture? We wish our protest and our
inquiry to be carried over these walls
and to reach the seat of authority in
Washington. We ask this question
and we adopt this method because
we are prisoners and because this is
the only method known to us."
The prisoner, W. Oral James,
stepped back into his place. It was
evident that his remarks had made a
deep impression upon one part of his
audience at least-his fellow pris
oners. There were smiles on their
faces now. One felt that indecision
had vanished and that at last they
knew what they were striking for.
The men were marched" back intlo
the wings. What was to he done?
The number of strikers was about
2,30(0. They were still part of the
military forces of the country. They
were subject to military discipline.
Their conduct was mutiny and for
mutiny there is only one recourse.
That afternoon Colonel Rice tele
phoned to Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood
in Chicago for permission to use the
soldiers of the Forty-ninth regiment,
if he should need them. * * *
When I left the prison to go to sup
per 1 passed the khaki and steel of
a thousand soldiers waiting outside
the prison gate.
Soviets of the Wings.
During Thursday afternoon the
actual organization took place. While
the soldiers were marching to the
prison gate the strike was gathering
the force and the direction that car
ried it through to victory.
Organization was first perfected
in the seventh wing--"the soviet of
the seventh wing," they humorously
called themselves. A committee was
elected- and a statement of demands
drawn up. Messages were sent to oth
er Wings,, telling their demands and
urging others to elect committees.
"We urge you to preserve order, to
stand firm and commit no violence,"
concluded the message.
H. Austin Simons, star reporter
for the Chicago Examiner and.a con
scientious objector, was spokesman
in the seventh wing. He mounted a
box and told the men in his wing
about the success of organization in
the other wings.
He told them that their was the
just cause of self-government now be
ing fought for throughout the civil
ized world. "When the officials come
to take you out of the wings," he
shouted, "use no violence. Whether
they take you out singly or in groups
go quietly into the yard. Once there,
refu~ e to work. Violence accom
plishes nothing. Solidarity accom
plishes all things. The watchword of
the workingman throughout the
world today is solidarity. Say noth
ing, do nothing, but stand like this."
The speaker folded his arms.
As he spoke, says Lane, I thought
of the thousand soldiers outside. I
thought of the thick walls that shut
these men in, and of the barred doors
between them and their fellows. I
wondered what was .the mysterious
power by which the speaker and his
listeners thought they could control
their own destines.
Rice Confers With Prisoners.
By the next morning Colonel Rice
had decided, after a sleepless night,
to confer- with the prisoners' com
mittee. He said ;, .Lane: "I have
force enough to compel obedience.
But this would mean bloodshed. If
the men were merely mutinous, I
should not hesitate. But this is no
ordinary prison uprising. The men
have justification. I know, too, that
we are in a changed world today. The
American people do not stand for
the use of military force if there is
a better way. If this be surrender,
let them make the most of it."
The committee, with Simons as
spokesman, met that afternoon with
the commandant and several officers
and p~esented their demands. First
was immunity from punishment for
all men who had been punished from
the beginning of the movement. This
referred to 14 white prisoners who
had participated in the race riots.
Colonel Rice replied that 11 had been
released and the other three were
The second demand was that a
telegram be sent to the secretary of
war by the prisoners' committee,
transmitted by the commandant, de
manding general, amnesty to all mili
tary offenders, and calling attention
to the injustice of the court-martial.
(onmmandant Surprises Men.
Much to the astonishment of the
men, Colonel Rice presented a copy of
a letter he had sent to the secretary
of war a month previous, urging that
war-time sentences be reduced to the
very much shorter peace-time sen
tences for the same offense. He also
agreed to take their message to
Washington; where he was going in
The third demand of the men was
for a permanent grievance committee
elected from their own number, with
the right to discuss grievances to the
authorities. The colonel at once
The committee went back to the
wings. Discussion lasted four hours
among the prisoners, the fourth wing
especially insisting that the message
be sent at once by wire, as they could
then strike until the answer came
back. But at last the weary commit
tee returned, this time with Carl
Haessler, graduate of the University
of Wisconsin, Rhodes scholar at Ox
ford, editorial writer and socialist,
at its head. He reported that the
prisoners had agreed unanimously to
return to work and restore a normal
order of affairs.
Next morning all the prisoners re
turned to work. When the men lined
up for breakfast the change in their
attitude was evident. Every man
was alert with a new dignity. The
officers and guards commented on it
What will be the result of tie
strike remains to he seen. The men
declare that if Secretary Baker re
fuses their demands they will strike
again. The committee of prisoners
is doing all in its power to hold the
men to their word to preserve order
and commit no violence.
The Dry Squad.
John Melia and Joe Jackson are hand
in glove again,
They are tracking the old bootleggei
into his very den.
John Melia is abroad with a star
pinned to his breast,
And for the whisky peddler, there is
no peace or rest.
For as soon as he gets started up and
things begin to hum
Along will come Jack Melia and put
hinm on the bumnt.
The poor bootlegger feels so sad, a;
he stands behind the bar
For Melia is upon his trail and he
won't get very far.
The poor old whisky peddler is
chased from place to place
But no matter where he goes he will
soon see Melia's face.
For Melia hangs upon their trail the
same as a bloodhound,
And he never gives up the chase un
till he runs them down.
Fbr at the sound of Melia's name, the
bravest of them pale
And many of their members are in
the county jail.
And many of them have left for for
eign parts remote,
Since Melia has stepped out and
gathered in their goat.
So, blindpiggers, take warning, no
master whe ieou are,
Jack Mei la id ' nh-bur trail, with
..his pistotafid li.ntar. .