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LEAGUE MAN FDEED
IN FEDERAL COURT
No Foundation for Charges
Made Against Walter
Biy E. B. FUSSEILL.
WValter Thomas Mills, writer and
bectarer of inlternational relputation
has hcn freed of the charge of se
dition placed against him when he dc
livered a speech for the Nonpartisan
league in North Dakota during the
D)octor Mills' acquittal came as the
result of a trial in the federal district
court at Fargo, lasting several days,
in which the enemies of the Nonpar
tisan league were offered every op
portunity to bring in facts to sustain
their case. Doctor Mills was charged
with saying that the sons of the rich
(dl not light the war; that it was the
:ons of the farmer and laborer that
bore the brunt of the conflict. It was
shown, however, that Doctor Mills
added the qualifying statement that
it was the sons of the farmer and la
borer who fought the war "in the
overwhelming majority," a perfcectl
The animus actuating Doctor Mills'
prosecution was shown when one of
thil business men who were witnesses:
declared that if President Wilson,
during the war, had criticised profi
teers, President Wilson would have
A Directed Verdict.
After all the testimony cf the
prosecution had been introduced and
had failed absolutely to show any
criminal action, Judge Amidon direct
Id the jury to bring in a verdict of
"not guilty." No other courne was
The prosecution in the Mills case
cla;med that he had "discouraged on
li;tmlents." How far this was from
the truth is shown by the fact that
i:nltances were submitted of lmen who
(ad heard Doctor Mills' speech and
Ihereafter enlisted, and of another, a
conscientious objector, who ihad de
cided to withdraw his objections and
subnmit to the selective service act
as Ihe result of hearing Doctor Mills'
stattements as to our governmlent'
Doctor Mills has been indlentified
with every large progressive tmve
imcnt in the Un ited States. having
calpaigned for Willia m Jennaings
lryan, for prohibition and for num
To 15,000 Members
OF ORGANIZED LABOR IN
BUTTE AND VICINITY
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ONE THAT IS LOOKING FOR JUS T THAT VERY ARTICLE, THAT
VERY ARTICLE THAT YOU DON' T WANT.
Read the. following list. It might be the means of suggesting
some article that you want and haven't got, or have and don't
want. Learn to reduce the high cost of living by using the want
columns of your paper.
Fireless Cooker Bureau Electric Heaters Vacuum Cleaners
Chairs Dresser Electric Toasters Poultry
Lounge Buffet Electric Irons Go-Carts
Couch Books Percolators Baby Buggies
Chiffonier Encyclopedias Clothes Wringers Automobiles
Sideboard Pianos Gas Stoves Carpet Sweepers
Piano Stools Gas Plates Clocks
Library Table eRugs, Carpets Kodak Lenses
Beds Piano Players
Cash Registers Lawn Mowers
Easy Chairs Violins Axes
Rocking Chairs Clothes Racks
Phonographs WashingMachine Velocipedes
Carving Sets Carpenters' Tools
Fountain Pens Kodaks Typewriters Wagons
TyrGlasses Trunks TChina Closets
Bath Tubs Safes
Suit Cases Sinks Kitchen. Cabinets
Book Cases Sewing Machines Dining Tables Oil Stoves
Book Casesks Pictures
Rolltop Desks Pictures Stoves, Ranges Dishes
erous other causes. Ile has studied
social and economic conditions in
England, Australia and other coun
tries and is thle a.u.tr Ui uuo ...
international rlnute. His patriotism
never was questioned until he he
L~alme associated w\ii t the National
Nonpartisan leagu, a year ago.
Iast of eiltdral Ca(ses.
The acquittal of Doctor Mills
brings to a succes t'-1,dal eCon oiOh, a
last federal case brought against any
person associated with the league.
There were live cases in all, every
one ending in acquittal or dismissal
)f the charge. J. W\. Brinton. &c
cused of sedition. was freed by :
unanimous verdict of "not guilty" by
the jury of 12 imen woyo ieaerid it.
case at Bismarck, N. D. John V.
Free, charged with the same crime
was acquitted by a jury in the federal
court at St. Paul. Tihe case against
Leo Horst, an organizir in North Da
kota, charged with interfering with
enlistments, was dis::lmissed when the
federal grand jury refused to ind.ct.
Horace Mlann. a former organizer
working in Idahllo, charged with dis
loyal utterances, also was freed by
dismissal of the charges against himl
as soon as unprejudiced agents of the
department of justice had a chance
to make an investigation.
It is understood, however, that the
departnment of justice has under con
sideration a numbenlr of charges
against opponents of the leago' , who
tarred and feathered soeii farmers
and deported others. These cases
probably will be prosecuted as soon
as the supreme court of the Unlited
States lmakies rulings upon somle test
cases that are plndling before that
New York.---An unusual combina
tion of fearless re-assertlions of eco
nomic doctrines hateful to the mias
ter class -ias just been brought out
by the People's Print, 1 28 West Thir
teenth street. In a 22-page pamphlet
entitled, "Before the Court ---Near
ing-Debs," are published in conveni
ent form the sulmmnling-up speech of
Scott Nearing before the jury that
acquitted him of having violated l hi
espionage act, anid the statement lto
the court of Eugene V. Debs. made
after the jury hed1 pronounced a ve'r
diet of guilty and just before the
vetran labIho and socialist lander re
ceived a 10-year sentence. The fun
damental thilosonhy o life oft ' ta
these untiring champions of free
lspeech l IS ntli. ately tle\Ic ald ill til...
The workers' friend---Bulletin.
EBTl Ol INVESTMENTI,
WHICH 1S IT, FARMERS?
I)o etatce-owned utiliti, increa:
the state debt? The opponentts of
the Nonpartisan league f ell.rs' pro)
granl and of the recent industrial
legislation ill North D)akota wtould
have us think so. If the state issues
bonds to take up lirst mortgages of
farmers who are now payillg too
much interest, it increase the state
debt. according to these experts. If
it enters the elevator and miill lield.
further additions will tbe madie. And
they picture theli state going to the
dogs through these excessive debts
and the intl'rt o.il th ll smilil(e.
Are they right? If they are, then
private business practice and private
business thilnking of today is entllirely
wrong. llsilless takes an entirely
different view of private funds used
in a similar manner. The so-called
state bonids issued for permanent val
ues. profitable inl themselves. should
be called investments. They are
like the stock which a private coml
pany issues to do business with. They
are not net additions to thlie sate
debt as issues for non-producing pur
For the bonds which North D)akita
will istue, for instance. 1t talkte upll
high interest farmiii mortgages, it will
get the best security in the world
and it will annually get enough in
terest to cover all Cosls. For the
$5,0til0,000 it intends to put into ele
vators and mills, it will get property
worth that amount and yearly earn
ings to cover all expenses in nte
indebtedness .which the reactionaries"
talk so much about.
The only danger poiint is the fail
ilre to get vahlue for the state in'vest
ment, and the North I)akota oflicials
and the otticials of other states can
the better take care of thtis if the
reactionaries who pretend to have
such conicern for the interest of hlie
state, do not put so illally obstrule
tions in their way. Those oplponents
can answer nine-tenths of their owni
leading objections to the farmiers'
pirograin by examniiing the be:1 pri
rate business practice.
HEAD MINES SCHOOL
Helena, April 9.--'-The state board
of educittion yesterday elected acting
President Clapp of the State School
of Mines at Butte, as piresident to
succeed ('. H. Bowlman, who has re
signed. The entire faciulty of the
institution was re-elected and their
'\Y ' I firm lname ill Illis list will be seen andl diseussed by every mein
Ier of the family. If you seek the patronage of the workers, make
sure of first getting their good-will by advertising in their paper-the
' only paper in Butte that is published in the interests of your customers.
NOT THE LARGEST CIRCULATION
BUT THE LARGEST PROVEN RESULTS
Wage-Earners' Shopping Guide
AUTO REPAIR CLOTHING AND TAI- IIABERDASIHER POOL ROOMS
SHOPI0 S LORING FOR MEN . Lambro's Pool Iall,
Dollar Shirt Shop, 42 E. Park St.
Rialto Theater Bldg.
Lacey Auto Repair and Service
Sho and Sevice Big 4 Tailor, RESTAURANTS
1126 Utah. 17 West Park Street. IIATS FOR MEN Leland Cafe,
Grand Avenue Repair Shop, 41cu & Darnell, 72 East Park street.
Corner Harrlson and 207 East Park. Nickerson, The Hatter, Spokane Cafe.
112 W. Park street. 17 South Main St.
Grand. Shirley ('lothes Shop, _ Mozxos Care,
Auto.Repair Machine Shop 14 North Main. 29 W. Broadway.
M. U. SMITHl, 401 S. Wyoming HARDWARE Crystal Pare. k treet.
South Side .to Garaa, -- Golden West Cate,
C. C. Dah. Mi.,, CHIROPRACTIC Sewell's Hardware, 227 S. Main.
221 East Park street. HIandley's Cafe,
2124 Cobhhan. Shiners, Furniture, 326 N. Wyoming.
76 East Park Street. Shamrock ('af',
Flora W. Emery 9 North Arizona.
AUTOS BOUGHT Room 9, Silver Bow Block. Savoy C'afe.
JEWELERS s4 I.as, Par.k.
Montana Jowalry Co.,
C111A1 l ,A O IOlmS opticians, Etc.,
73 East Park street. SHOES
E. H. Rupert, People's Loan Offce, ------ ----.
228 S. Arizona St. 28/ East Park street. Chicago Shoe Store,
Classic Chili Parlor, Brodie, the .eweler, 7 S. Main street.
210 North Mlain. 40 East Park street. Walkover Shoe Co.
Powell Jewelry Co., 46 W. Parlk Street.
BANKS 112 N. Main St. ulde Shoe St
DAIRIES rth Mamon, ler Brilig. 39 F. P'ark.
Yegen Bros., Bankers,
Park and Dakota streets. Best Yet Butter Shop, LAGER BEER SECOND-IlAND FUR
322 S. Main St. EXTRACT NITURE
BATHS. Blue Bird Butter Shop, --- - -
209. W. Park St. l,ager Beer Extract Charles Noland,
A. GRAF, 726 S. MONT. 105 West Galena St.
Steam Baths, Crystal Creamery,
0Ste1a ]lathi, y 459 E. Park street.
51 OE4. Broadway. LADIES' TAILOR SPECIALISTS
BUTCHERS DRUGGISTS J. 1)st. Dr. \. I. Ilaviland.
lBU'TC E S Dadi,, PTailor an llabit 71 West Park St.
-, -- l Phone 27611 Rltm 436
Schumacher Meat Co., Jacques Drug Co., E. Zhl I'ho,,ix lIlg SIOE REPAIRING
18 E. Park tit. 19657 Harrison avenue. 504 W. Park
Western Meat Co., McMan.Ps Shoe Shop,
121 E. Park st. L ) 5 S. Wyoming.
Independent Market, *LA 111o' 5 s. Wyoming.
203 South Main. DENTISTS .A MIGAi NT S \s1721e H Ison v.
BAKERIES l'opular Lad.es' Garnoent Store,
Union D)entists, 63 at Park Stet.
Third Floor Rialto Blds. The Intrnational Store, SECOND AII ND
Manhattan Bakery, 210 E. Park. CLOTII NG,
Dahl's Bakery, FURNITURE MEN'S OUTFITTERS JEWELRY, ETC.
107 N. Montana Street. Uncle Sai's Loan Office
Royal Bakery, Emporium ('lanthes Shop. 11 S. Wyoming.
Ia Southl Main. Shiner's, Furniture, 34 E. Park.
Home Baking Co., 75 E. Park street. Fashion Taiarg,
20547 W. Park.
Olympia St. B. Kopald Co., Furniture, Palace Clothing & Shoe Store, TAILORS
- 58 West Broadway. 53-55 E. Park St.
Montana Clothing aun Jewelry Fashion Tailoring Co.,
Company, 47 WV. Park St.
GROCERIES 103 S. Arizona. Bernard Jacoby, Tailor,
,O. K. Store, 19 S. Dakota street.
Con Lowney, 24 E. Park St. Montana Tailors,
309 N. Main. Bouchers, 425 N. Main street.
Pastime Barber Shop and Pool Anger Grocery, 27 W. Park St.. ah Talor,
210 North Main St. J. R. Becky, D 04 W. Park o trnM t.
Park Barber Shop, 2701 Eln St. l'\T \l A IIE'' Dn 62 West Park Street.
86 E. Park. , Allen's Grocery,
--------- 1204 E. Second street. Ed's Market Butte Ta.loring Co.
BATTERIES Kermodd, Groceries, W. Oertel.
RECIIARGED 421 E.at Park street. 43Y, s. Arizona St.
1854 Harrison. 17 W. Park St,
Montana Battery Station, Thomson's Park Studio1
627 East Galena Street. 217 E t Park Street. UNDERTAKERS
119 S. Montana st. T. 3. McCarthy, ... . . ....... .....
CLOTHES CLEANING McCarthy-Bryant & Co.," ti,-hu,, ate Pool unit, 322 North Main street.
317-319 East Park Street. 272 East Park. Daniels & Bllboa, Undertakers.
AND PRESSING Bishop Bros., 125 East Park street
180 Walnut St. OPTICIANS .
S 1 50s West Park. Montana Jewelry Co.,
-_1_ _ North Main. --_ _ _73 East Park St. 40 East Galena
CENTS' FURNISH- 112 N. Main St. 1942 Harrison Ave.
T()HACCO ANI) INGS
( ON F'ECTIONS OUTFITTERS WELDING
it.' ',,nna, Murphy Money Back Store, Francis J. Earmy, Vulcan Welding Works,
: North Main. 65 E. Park St. 715-719 E. Front St. 116-118 S. Wyoming