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TUESDAY, MAlRCII 18, 1919.
"SQUARE DEAL" CANDIDATES
For a better andl cleaner city in whi(ch In live, for civic
righteousness inl mintlicipal affairs, vote oIr the following
MAYOR ................................. W . F. DUNN
TREASURER ................JAS. J. McCARTHY
POLICE MAGISTRATE........- MIKE ALLEN
18T WARD ................-JOHN T. SULLIVAN
2D WARD .............. ........BARRY O'LEARY
3D WARD ................. BERNARD McVEIGH
4TH W ARD .............................CON bYNCH
5TH WARD ................ULRIC NADEAU
6TH WARD ................WALTER A. KYLE
7TH WARD ........................E. E. CARLISLE
STH WARD ........................E. G. JOHNSON
(Paid Political Advertising.)
COMPANY PRESS CONDONES MURDER.
If anything ifutrtiheri wa needed 4to shov the litter disregartd
Ofr hiumini life oii the part i' the bllooldtlhirsty (degenlierates eni
,loyed by the corporal.tiols i ihis ily) to watch Ihlir properly
I(nd terrorize the In\\w- lilding eilizelis. o' this coniinuln ity, it
ias beein furnished by the shootiniig of a w'oman who was
.icking up) coal along Ithe iilroad tiracks.
It wouldt seem Ihe dire slate of poverty ItihanI compnels wolmen
o depend for fuel for ltheir flamilies uipol)n the scaully supily
hat can be secured by laolriol sly pic kinEg ilu scattered
iumps of coal that have fallen from passing cars, sh nul
[rouse sympatlihy in'the blreast it IIo imc .ast catllollisled.
i,> tead of sympathy, hio\ ever, the illl'nrt atll e vi.ct \it il io i
o-called "w\vlatchallllnl' gets a billetl nd lies at tlhe poiiit of
To show, we sullipose, that nothing is ltoo fouil for tlhem to
avor, the Anaconlida Standard, owned by tI ie AnLacoinda C(ip
per Miiiing comnlany, attempts to treat the uiIter as a ,joke.
A womanill shot,by a gillilinai iiand it nenO()iies a matler el'
jest with the corporation ipress.
W\itness the lheadliines ii tlhe Sulllndarl:
CARRYING COALS FROM
NEWCASTLE HAS NEW VERSION
Several Women Alleged to Be Guilty of Theft,
and There's Woe.
IExtremnel y f'iiiiy, isn't it?
itf it, was your imi4tiher, or your ,iser.' a ' feel like laugh
ini - w ihhuldn'tli ii ?
Mrs. Auitone I'lese is soliebody's sister iiandl someiiioly's
i)mother. She is a im itian beinig inid hiias i right tl the protl i
tiol ofr our1 laws.
Yet, she wa\\s shot. down by ai "pecial deputo y sheriff," emii
ployet ( by i coilor 'atiion. 11 iiliothtier itie tfor ii guintlman.
Hlow tlilch m loniger are the ipeil)le 41' Itlloe guoilng to stiiand
for this terrorism and wanton lil ru'der?
Are thie laws only 'r tlie por' a ind oppressed?
Is ii companyi giumalilni a)bove the law? Iani lihe shool downii
peaceullil citizenis and niio (liuesltions he asked?
The guiilniali who' shiot J.lohn Carroll last fall lilts ilever boeen
tried. Will lie ever le tried?
If anli ordilnary citizen is gra.ited ai permitl It carry weuponsliili
to protect himself froln the iureiol',s atlt.iaacks lof the c'oll
pany thulgs lie is pillol'red by tIhe Cen)iinlpuiiy pi'ess.
Sometlhing mnuist the done! Mullrder by gunllllllen mist ce(se
to go iunpunishet. The peoplle of Itis coi ly caii sllal this
reign of bloodshed it Ilhey will.
Shootilig of helpless meii and womllei Ie satisfy the blmod
lust of hired murderers, supported by it c'pil)ny liress, is
sufficient evidence to conlvinlce any thinking ll(erso. that the
local autocracry whl o maintaiil their l.,ositio by Ilhese tllisi('s
must he shrn of thIeir power.
The years of 1!)12-1:3 and Ii were years of trade depres
sion and panic. Canada was swarmed with idle, nnemplotyed
and hungry men Iand \\w'o(mell. nIemIl)oyed' demoisstraitions
wC ere ()11ni1( in lmanlly cilies---s...uch as EdiiIolllllltl--tllley (,r
ganized and forced( the city tlllhot'iies to give bed and food to
their jobless thoiusands.
Parades were frequent. Int Van.eouver, Prince Rnplert, Cal
gary, Rlegina, \Winiipeg, Toronto, Montreal: in fact, every;
large city of the I)lmi1nion1, the prodl cers of wealth marchedl
through the streets with hanners unfurled, demanding Ithll
abolition of the system tha Iplac'edl the ownership of the nln
chines of production anil distribution in the hands of the fwc
at the expense of the matiy.
All that one coutld hetar was 'Have 'yon a job?" ".Do you
know where I can get one?" "'leen out of work for sixl
months." "Haven't a bite to eat in the house."
And things went fronm ad tol \\orse, flor just before lhe
Sdvior arrived oil sharks cleaneId c tile last few dimes of the
befooled toilers. This was in tIhe summer of 1t)14, and
therefore the coming winlter east the 4mo(st dreary of shadows.
But as we say, the savior arr'ived. The Eut'opean war broke
and with it an unlimited delnimll for wage slaves in the army.
And therethey swarmed. Impelled by economic reasons.
Forced by hunger.
And the shyster elements rejoiced.. The oil sharks aind the
Union Stock Holders in the
' Butte Daily Bulletin
UNITED MINE WORKERS OF AMERICO&--Iaoea : Band Oolee
Stocket, Roundup, Lehigh, Elein.
PEDERAL LABOR UNION-Livingston.
MACHINISTS' UNION---Great Falls, Butte, Ud..tnton.
MACHINISTS' HELPERS' U7NION-Great Feall, Itte.
CEREAL WORKERS-Groat Falls.
BLACKSMITHS' UNION-Butte and Miles City.
ELECTRIUIANS' UNION--Lvingeton, Uiae.
BAKERS' UNION-Great Falls.
SHOE WORKERS-Great Falls.
PLASTERERS' UNION-Great Falls.
RAILWAY CAR REPAIRERS--Livinstom.
BREWERY WORKERS' UNION-Butte.
HOD CARRIERS' UNION-Butte and Bozeman.
STREET CAR MEN'S UNION-Buttes
METAL MINE WORKERS' UNION (Independeat).-Butte.
PRINTING PRESSMEN'S UNION-Butte.
MA ILERS' UNION-Butte.
STEREOTYPERS AND ELECTROTYPERS' UNION--Rtte.
BRIDGE AND STRUCTURAL IRON WORKERIs-BUTTE.
BROTHERHOOD BOILERMAKERS AND HELPERS-Butte and Liv.
STEAM. AND OPERATING ENGINEERS-Great Falls.
BUTCHERS' UNION-Great Falls.
INTERNATIONAL MOLDER'S UNION. LOCAL NO. 276--Butte.
AND TROUSANDR OF INDIVIDUALS IN BUTTE AND MONTANA
LAUNDRY WORKERS UNION. NO. 25-Butte.
real eslante spiliers grilned, andt plotted to get officers' jobs.
'I'lie higlier ilps----lIhc real pllllces-contrived anii schemed.
They sold( rillten i.itletrial to the government; Ihe( controlledI
lso useless ril'les, ipapler shoes, ele. They lhi,;iirte the great
mien of Ihle war, the "protectIjors of the empire.'' whilst the
p.oiil, lllllt'gry loilers, who had c.halilged their cIlioes into that
of the sldlier', went iota tIc thickest of the fray to lie Ibutcher
edI, andtl to standl helplless before the foe because of the useless
wea\\pilion( Ili l the talkirs hllad placed ill their Ihartns.
And this 'graft of the 'iluatilists and their salelites, this
slaughlllr o, the \\rkers . iiul grief of their der onies, wentrl
oii for months and moniiths. But it bore its I'rils. It drove
hmie more (lea rly thait ever the trntlis that Ithe revolutioli
ary socialis ts had taught for m tany years before. The much
vauilted freedomi was showii to b(e hut the noisy mouithings of
Ilie rilers. The ilullstrittl w'orker and the mo'Igaged foI'rmer
foundili Ilnhemselves inl a slavery tnl bo( dage l.l nilquialedt in the
ildarkest days of the Itisiiarckl gag laws.
Awil tlheiir disciiitent grew. Ai ilow it. is einig chrystal
izedl aid thie iimasters are v'ery likely ill the iear fullture to rea ui
whaI. they lliand Iheir system tleserve to harvest.
T(he western workers. irreslieelive of craft or industry, are
ooliiig with the oibject iof uniilinig into one great body pal
elirned tit lor lie Onte Big Uniiton formed. ini Auistralia. They
aire aisseiibiliiig ill (Calgar'y ainid at this congress ine can almost
i'redicl wilh certaiiiity l he downtfall of the doaiiiatliioii of
labori faiki 's.
The lauiadiiaii workers of l the west are dlel emitnied on the
overt\hrlri f itl' Ilioes" bet rayer.s of labor. They had suffered
with the ruliigs of the parasites before the war, but the re
actionary and trai iil os ruligs made by the fakirs during the
bloodiest was the straw that broke the calmel's back.
The tra itors will go, ais sie as ,the ni ight, follows the (ay,
for te itun and worenti who make up the congress are
spikesnii ti'laiied Lii the tleor'iicatl conc('epits .of the class
strulggle ail hardened iii the actual partlicipation oif many
Thie irst resolutio nis and the only ones we have received,
give proof to uii view's a id ie as tfollowv:
Realizing that the aims and object of the labor movement
should be the improving of the social and economic conditions of
society, and the working class in particular, and whereas the
system of production for profit, and the institutions resulting
therefrom prevent this bIeing achieved, be it further resolved that
the aims of labor as represented by this convention, are the aboli
tion of the present system of production for profit, and the sub
stitution therefore of produec n for use, and that a system of
propaganda to this end be calnMed out.
This was adopted without much debate.
Resolved, That tis convention recommlend to organized labor
in this tlominion the severance of the present affiliation with the
international organizations, and that steps be taken to form an
industrial organialion of all workers, and that a circular letter
outlining a proposed plan of organization be sent out to the vari
ous organizations, and that a referendum on the question hbe
taken at the game time, the votes east of Port Arthur to be com
piled separately to those in the west.
These were pliass. w'iiithoutl it iissetlinig vote. This will
sliuw the direction i which tihe vmkes of Canada are.
hieiaded andi shoul e a good eximple II te workters it' the
(apilalisni caititt solve the miseries io n of' itself. This
can lie donie by the workers only. Unlellivoment. and its ctin
sequelit miiseri'ies is itgatilt hliatiltiliig (Canldei, but we have every
ireason to believe that insteaid of the Savi(r beinig deathli, ias it
Viwas iii the ipast, it will b.u it greatier lifle liy the inauguirattion of'
thle 'wor'kers' c. (olll 1niwtMeal th.,
\\e look w'ilth g'reait joy iupit the toliveients iof the (Iitan
adiani w'orkers . toil hoipe the day iiol far dlistaitt when w'e shall
lie lte glad lueiil'"es of tidinigs that lthe .\aierican .toilers aire
doinig the samte.
It now \" urn5s oil lhat lhat promtisedl ,ew freedom for the
toys when they got back, is freedom un walk the streets look
in g tr I' jobs which don' I exist. Which leai s us to ask: What
is the lupromissory note of a special-inlreslt politician wvorth?
The contest for mayor finds the Ip,,,l1 backing 1)unn be
ing opposed by Oscar von lRohn, Jaw+i II. McIntosh, the Gun
nen's union and the (cootie (formerly the Ad) club.
having "'put across" another salistlitlry water contract
with the city, "Admiral" (Ilirty- 'Wa.l. Carroll announces
lree water for the irrigation of garden..
Our idea of absolute tragedy and pathIos is the disappoint
melnt ofI the professional patriots o,\c, lithe fact that the or
gainized farmers are patriotic.
The mere fact of being "in (in Gu+rul iS no recommendation
to thle votiers. The questioni is, lwhos interests is one guard
(:larlk's black-flag rag is snopport lin lhe "'Chocolate Sol
dier'" for mayor. 'Nuf sed.
(onser\vatism is another mnme ft'o, eiiig behind the times.
Cutts is Dunn for.
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tiOns in which the public in inter
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the column if requested. Address
all communications to the editor
of the Bulletin and please be brief
and to the point.
Your paper a few days ago pub
lished a news article from Billings.
which stated that the bean grower:
in and around Billings had petitioheu
the food administration to aid them
in disposing of 100 cars of fancy
white beans. Your leading grocer
owning a chain of nine stores, ad
vertises this morning: "Finest naxy
beans are grown in Michigan, spe
cial per pound, 10 cents."
Montana consumers would gladl
buy Montana-grown products for tha
reason that the price would be less
and to encourage production.
This same advertisement has thi:
heading: "Higher or lower? whici
will it be?"
Some predict that prices must -
Others contend that prices will be
There is a difference of opinion on
this point that time will settle.
"Some predict that prices will
come down." This is the rash con- N
clusion of some consumer who has c
read that the president of the chain t
ber of commerce is going to ship old
automobile tires from his ranch in 1
the Beaverhead to Butte p a central t
market in order to reduce "the high t
cost of living." This is the state
ment he made to the Advertising I
club at their weekly luncheon.
"Others predict that prices will be t
higher." This is not a rash conclus
ion by those in control of the retail
and wholesale situation in Butte and (
There is a difference on this point
that time alone will settle.
Please tell us the time.
Our men folks came home witl I
pockets bulging with liberal dona
tions of "Cutts for Mayor" literature.
After reading over the remarkabb
collection in our family circle, with:
a few neighbors joining us, we came
to the conclusion that the old Chin
ese proverb suited the case exactly:
"Rotten wood cannot be carved." W&
will cast our votes for Dunn and de
mocracy. It seems there are two
kinds of democracy, the one we
fought for and the kind that is being
thrust upon us.
MRS. J. A. J.
A PLEA FOR CUTTS
If you want another cut in wages,
And you hankerfor it soon,
Vote for Cutts.
If you love a labor-faker
Then pray listen to my tune,
Vote for Cutts.
If democracy you cherish
Of amalgamated brand,
Then get in, you toiling wage-slave
And, for God's sake, lend a hand
To save C'utts.
If to you there's nothing sacred
But a gunman and a scab,
Vote for Cutts. ,
If you worship kings of copper,
Whose first principle is "grab,"
Vote for Cutts.
He's the heaven-sent defender
Of the sacred rights of greed,
To just wear a copper collar
His ambition is his creed
Oh, you Cutts.
If you likethe Standard's slander,
And the Miner's slimy lies,
e You're for Cutts.
If you're dead to truth and candor,
Then boost William to the skies.
Rah for Cutts.
s He's the pet of Roy S. Alley,
John D. Ryan call him "Cap."
But for common men and women
v Does our Willie give a rap?
Not Bill Cutts.
1 If you want your taxes high r,
And your wages in the sump,
Pull for Cutts.
For, believe me, you will get it
Sure's a camel has a hump,
We know Cutts
0 Ile's a soldier; he's a statesman.
He's the greatest thing out west,
But his home is in the pocket
Of Cornelius Kelly's vest.
Pray for Cutts.
All be asks you, honest toilers,
Is the favor of a vote,
Just for Cutts.
When hle's once installed in office
SThen, by heck, he'll get your goat.
You watch Cutts.
SJust for once assert your manhood,
Show them what free men can do.
Miners, workers, toilers shirkers,
Once for all-it's up to you.
CUT BILL CUTTS.
The prinmry election takes
11place Monday, March 24.
The polls open at 12 noon and
close at 7 p. m.
The ottffices to be filled are:
A Police Magistrate.
An Alderman in each of the
Each vroting place ahould * be
' watched carefully during the vot
nlag and the counting.
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One hundred and forty-three yeatr
will have passed on the fourth da)
tf next July since it wai. proclaiitto
to the world "th:at. these United
States are, and of a right ought te
be, free and indlependcnt states, ani;
that all political connection hei we,)'
them and the slate cif (renl.t lritani
is and ought to be totally dissolvel.
During all of those years, with th
persistency of the D1ritish bulld;.g
that government ha ; resorted ti
avery scheime that conniving mind
:ould colnceive to regainl cntrii l ri
this nation as a part, in ;ollte turiiu
If the British empire.
The fact that. thle En;,ii):h itar
gullage i; :;spokenl here 1;a:; bienll uise
is one of its greatest \i apons alon;
diplomatic lines. The Altlerican le.
ple did not fight the rcvolutionar;
war, or the War of 1812, which de
aided that an English subhject that:
had become an Amnerican citizen, re
mained so as long as he so desired
and was entitled to the protection of
this government, and which de
;tlroyed for all time the British claimt
'that once a subject, always a sub
The War of 1812 had been ovet
about eight years when the primet
minister of England, Canning, pro
posed to the American alnbassador
Richard Rush, that it would be ;
splendid move for hinl to recom
mend to John Quincy Adams, thet
secretary of state, to have Presiten
Monroe emnbody in his nmessage t(
congress, what is known in Amneric;
as the Monroe I)octrino. The nioti\
that prompted Canning was fear, oi
his part, that the Triple alliance
then existing, would wrest fron
England the colonies she had in th,
When the United States was in thi
WITH THE EDITORS 1
HOW TO TIREAT LJENINE.
As the preceding editorial will
probably leave my correspondent un
satisfied, I will tell her how 1 should
treat the bolshevik government, if I
had .power to determine policies. I
should get foreign troops out at once.
Then I should facilitate trade rela
tions with any. Russians who were in
t position to receive the goods. When
the British and Americans were tll
out of northern Russia, the French
out of the Ukraine, the Japanese an.,
their chaperones out of Siberia, and,
the Czecho-Slovaks all homie, we
.ould soon fin,, out wha was the real
government of Russia; but we should
not ne(d to wait for formal recogui
Lion. Nothing is to prevent us from
getting out at once, and if we car
for the salvation of nearly 200 mil
lion souls more than we care for our
own sanctimonious meddling, noth
Ing is to prevent our sending supplies
through all available routes. Person
ally I believe the bolsheviks would
welcome reasonable relations if wt
gave them a chance. But if they ar,
the pig-headed devils our newspapl r-;
paint, the sure way to overthrow
them is to get Russia trading wit:,
thlle rest of the world and prospering
through that trade.. She would then
not stand for anybody who would
break up that prosperity.--Normialn
l-lapgood in Leslie's Weekly.
The Overman committee goes from
had to worse. We thought that it had
reached about the lowest depths of
stupidity, ignorance and unfairness
when it gave Messrs. Bielaski and
Stevenson public opportunity to slan
der whomsoever they might desire
among their fellow citizens; but we
had not realized the possibilities cf
this august body. One fine day it
discovered "bolshevism," and
straightway it set out to eclipse its
former achievements by making all
arrangements to slander a nation.
Announcing that it would hear no
"bolshevik agitators." it went on to
pick out a series of witnesses who
would heap abuse on the present
government of Russia. We have no
space to deal with individual wit
nesses or their specific testimony.
Suffice it to say that it is mostly the
same sort. bf' wild hearsay with which
our press has been filled for months;
little of it would stand. for five rmin
utes in any court of justice. The
whole conduct of the "investigation"
and the questions asked by the sena
tors are little less than an insult to
the ihtelligence of a people many of
whom, at least, are eager to know,
the truth. What can be the purpose
of the Overnan committee? What
possible object had it in making itself
party to the attempted besmirching
of Jane Addams and Lillian D. Wald?
And what has it in view in darken
throes of civil war, British diplom
icy recognized the confederacy as a
belligerent nation, and backed up
bh:t recognition by litting out priva
eears, armed and manned them in
Great Britain, and sent them forth to
"rey upon American commerce
hlerchy hoping that the ,outh would
uccced, whereby the cotton lilanter.r
hrough their negro slaves would
urnish the cotton mills of England
,ith raw material which, when they
Lad it manufactured into fabrics,
lh y would be able to exploit thie
The campaign slogan of Horace
;reel- y for president in 1872: "'Tha.
;iigland will pay the Alabama claim.,,
*r fight," changed the policy of theii
liplomacy and with the exception o0
lie Venezuela question, they have a:-
umied the attitude of the Greeks of
l(d, bearing gifts, which signifies to
,eware of them.
Many instances of the cloven hoof
if diplomacy can be cited, showing
his demon of deceit striking at the
.':ry vitals of America, through cit.i
,ens of this country, entrusted with
he welfare of the nation, who are
-ither pitifully ignorant of the basis
)f our government or are wilfully
:icious in the attitude they take in
the exercise of official position.
The latest coup d'etat is still in
:ubating which, if the chicks a,;
natched, a la Sm.uts, England, would
,btain the complete mastery of the
uVhien the de'vil Is sick, the devil a
saint would be;
When the devil is well; the devil a
saint was he.
ing counsel by words withqut knowl
edge out of the mouth of prejudiced
witnesses concerning the present
state of Russia?. Ftrankly, we do not
in the least understand the Overman
nommittee; but we have one consola
tion-March 4 .is not far distant.
NORTH DA(KOTA LAND.
"If this tax bill is enacted into
law, the state will own your land
within three years if the taxes are not
paid," hollers the opposition press.
Oh, yes; maybe so, maybe not so!
If you did not pay your taxes for
three years heretofore, did you own
your land? No! The state did not
own it either. Listen, we'll whisper
it in your ear if you claim you do not
know. The eastern capitalist, the
man with the money, owned it ,on a
tax deed title.
Would you rather have these fel
lows with the idle money living out
side of the state, who arelooking for
just such snaps to pick up a few
quarters of North Dakota land by
paying a few dollars back taxes on it,
than have the state ow3n it, where it
can be repurchased ;at a nominal fig
Such talk is socialism, says tlhe
Forum-Herald-Tribune-et-al. c o m
bine cf newspapei's, who have been
playing on the gullibility of the pub
lic for these many years in return
for big business patronage. If it is,
at any rate it looks like common
horse sense-McHenry (N. D.) Trib
TIE OLD, OLD STORY.
The owner of a little 30-acre ranch
near Blaine told the writer that his
real estate taxes were $95 this year,
as compared to $50 the year before.
This ranch is only partly cleared and
its owner doesn't expect any more
than to eke out a fair living from
working it. There are hundreds of
ranchers all about getting the same
kind of a deal. Yet within the con
fines of 1Whatcom county alone there
are from $12,000,000 to $15,000,
000 of property in money, mortgages,
franchises, etc., which is getting olf
without any taxation. Is this fair?
These ranchers are.represented down
at Olympia by a senator-who says the
people of hise distict -4o not want a
change Intd he doesn't propose to
even let them have, a chance to ex
press: an opinion bn thanging the
pr-sf nt taxation system. - Blaine
War prosperity: was merely a fever
that induced thought in terms of mil
lions. Normal coniditIons may seelt
less joyous, but they will be more
healthy. - Grand Forks. (N. D.)