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]i. '-d as' Second-Class Matter, December 18, 1917, at Ihe Iostonice at Butte, Montan a
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TUESDAY, AP1LL 15, 1919.)
THE DEFENSE OF PONTIUS PILATE
A\tiion-i (,llrisliIs this is htiy week. It is liherefote fe11 tiI -
1415)l)Iialle tiie li llis(uss \hi Ili1 (11sflills tilte rijal I (tist.
I( I((tlil. 11111 ' nett lili liii II. 1111o 1 1 I i· Is 1111;it III'eefl -
Siotl1e.l noIlq ly xIh ]aildI ju1tl I Iiit h'iift bthe ltineal Itiecrt5I(11
tothe hi~iihe lwi~f ho t'lH1 Ilt.u h15 lIjesios( wstitiei ic hiiitm IL
Mil 1111M.1 B.ilg a. \ seluel eh. letltllim ale kuii', S utn lot 1)111e col,
M~eii(tlue'. ItveelIIken li11 t1 ther dle" 41Cisili thtl f lt (74)'s1111 ii ii it
Ijde flie lit ois w ell liowi IIi\' 'u 'Ii' tei excuse i the tii
,hision (f Ihie. slliuI Ile oiut (jlI' \ItetniIe 111uistheicase if lW. t V
1)1451 ('10tints IIII\' Jit ttI'tt4ŽSfr IfliIihtu tilt' ICuihiales au. 'iir Sllilt
agcciitst 13t i ~ltistII uhfst Ihle ~IteljtI4iic eotii me~tl IpoIICl jIll' 14i
(slate. ltC44l41 tllille. vliiilie litijwet tliosh Htl It the calls
Ei.Ole I~crise, (areal Dulls l·icil Iic I ;Intl (1 e l('ntl Intleltcd ll 1. trueI
thee mae1v. the iluesle willIa llIl I (h(edeisilonlotll dII de co itta
1 I i ii h 1 a4eCI s well '4Žl o l e
iii the liiiii'11 l 'e ih \v. ilitel'l'44tiltes ili this wise: "'Liw --lilliiiing.
]uin\'-resp· ctl i4ill (,ilizc ii5 liiiut all wiill ile ot e t'l'lise at hll is ci·r~ltde
uttillltei t1t. i4d4lii i'l(l ih o tl'illi'., 'lwhich A ii i eIoll ii , 44lll i' lgelli
elatisn have chlil'is.led as the biilwark I' their I' ights and l-lill il
lety. \,l\What ct, ii will ILhe t taken agliilustl M'. \ \icooloi'? 11
is ii loliie ivable Ihaill h wlie i b(;t e l.'e'lnlli e ... l '.1tiiiiie the il'i-ll
Ii' o f1' Ill " ill thlii.s .\ (l '.. T'lic , i lieniie i l , l he ml l'(, I hliel\
\rill li get li 11 i ii15 e l i' '.liil''lie. h, I ri i ki.1 1o\',s
ftir tlie Ientolpii'se ai1V.: "'lie. i '.\ I , dI aMs Iiia aii " i Ilii,
hIshion 1411 ThlI t a ~lea l i a i lt 44t1neV 'I Ilie stlae 441 lni'4411i1i
'lead 1 Mir '. ]. iW eele I ii iself is a swul i i , i He' Ih tlll li'i. il'h .
tI'i li l ""l']ili llll' i lt'lii II('il ii ii ll 414 I li l V .t 4 ' ill ' )i ' I. li i t lit 1 I
.- Stitles h l i 'ii',t, atii li (li~l7t. 'iiev i li: .\lIl'ia lii. el'(t'filiiil t h.l itteri.
4lil'il 1i 1.. . ll , liic hi lie \ lii.' i i ij'i l I lit iii1114 vo1i ..lit lluleill-t
Ii1 t4.t i .11 1t '(ii. \V 114' , 1t lij'4 l llt, ll4' . 4 (ii 'i lll5Iil'll44 i(,t'1 i' 14 li4 li, r Ilel'
hi i li .'l . i il'h ; 1 u14 liv', . ill (' I, 1i liiei, 1 ll 4 he 1'II e Il' it Mll(( li-'.
l\ n wlli r hiii h \V lli( h m'li illi iii ' oi i iliteri'.t Ili. ntio'tinjl
( i Illl \ceti ll i tl e.'.I1i i P4ti l i 'l (,l'h1h1, e i 4t11 g '.htl.'ii.l h1 lliIi
I'l" 4 4iltlc e' ulli . o l '." (II 1 lil' ' . 11 u IIi lil
(' ilTh' ( Il 'i,.l t 1' ll i' '.1 ll'gl' l ( hi5e ' . 11 i 44'll ill''4 , 111M Illllh I litl-e
ut l i n i1i i'ili.. si i l hdl' l l i i~,ih g 1.i. Th4i 'r 1 Il thilll. Miiili' ,. iil,' ('l11-i
'rllleii tol, .1 4 . . 1 Iii 1ar . \\-Il t! l i l .I$ 1, gu 0iig .lil i 4 r th Ill, l iil
that U iie d l lte 4 nltn'4Li,"i4 I ii it ' 1l'.lr ,e ielI', i I4 Ž4 iiiod1
'tlloJ dit.1i't l lel t i iit,, l l'.44 ty: .i \1he1 ' Iii xi'icnl ty i1il) I lii' ti '4
le ail fi.hlle -it 140' Ib thit c hi i lll4 wi I44' .o i lie iiiitl I ili t o . o
-i e i iig l, e e , aleit .l ie i I1.ill! ilill d t1 o il o hillel t ilt silti('e lt
tion52 tl the eolrc~liled stiiiiite i i\'ttlliIIt clllia.l styiv~'.: i
i all dt fll i Itliie, the tll 1 ,li l'C 441'44 l 'rt'i'~i lie 1, i ,e It I e lelt il.
The n mbler c,f signial nies liii sI 11441 her less~ 1111111 5 l~c'
cent o f tel tiliznbe r of l i otle hi ( i',1 ll th ii ii'-a iia li ( ,1n
i lidat. e 14"' t ' sie i olelt liete, t H eo tlhii ihrperniiig dc, l l liii,.
Y llhetherlle aid candidate t sltilli s li . t''l 11' Iow' I tlit i
llal. tlonl i1. dill) lb) Ili mlasltel", a o r.lll .
N ot\\. \vii) fll thlis iinise milil H'lll rl? Tlhe suiprlemlit c'ourt'
did litl I'Olielrl ai .lt ision. Tiht ..llplre iit courtl' I' l'lsed tol
I'O ul eri a de ii~on'..i l Ir )-oul do. l t Iblie,-w uis, I...lik lilte Iile,.
of' lhe sllll'e lit courll, uslil ,.-ol \\ill Ii li ll n o lill,, aibouit Iikt,
Iliis: "O)1 ai(,. untli ofl ltie iiiali, ste iouls quiit,|ionll iraised biy
submi ttlii eod lto I1. Ifo dlei..ioi. \\e allri u bllelh. het''iluse ofl Iho
limiiii d lilii. il ioill di..lo.-al. Inl del'ideh e Ilo aise mll l Ilt'i.her i't.
\\' d~i.. ii.s the. ll.'lilionis oft Illlun m uiil M a'i, ol'li)."
YoII ..e_ the' out'ill dlolidel t hall tl il \\'ubt~ lital de'lide.. Ofl
t'oull'.e. anIIy qull i on.i l thal lithe .. (:. Al. comllipalI, ri'.i.." is ii
" erol' s l''" queio.nill ,iui. us thio qulle-i lio raiise'd b.) thit liis h thia
Honorale'il t lPl liiis Pilalte. Piblel ailsol I'el'ust'l 1o .le.ide'.
Chrisi'n.iil. ailil lle''lialp. otheii'. \ ill I' al'il Ihai| the lt'arnited
]ltlinanl, sillinig- ili ,Illdle . hoit ngil. It .lliietllie sliliTs ofl lii> l'.lli
sc(ieli('t' look ii tbusilio wt' r \\ mlul iI l goili7 btel'olrt Ili mlllilllltt
thatl lwal. .'1' iln . "'trl'iifily himi. crui'f'ly "hill." \\ai.hli d l hi llbials.
Courts'| are' I'iled~ bi) priece'olo t. Thi.. is tho oiilY len'l'' ientli
thait .isustiils flthe dhe.i-.ioli , t he ll. tll Ti lite i'oullt or .M oiltlin
]lica i a\\ilfl ..iy-. thiat i1' al m. ul. (,il eVel, (ilid Iltha ,.m iio i loth .
(.oullr lrob~bedl a litigauil i,,lr o ib-e iil Ion ,e ili.,ialll) con-firmellld nail~
.,i)\w lilit ..erliouis !lluie iils i'tion co f onto1.(ho .upremel'o nit ell,1
The quelsti~io lilay be uslleri ne'., b$ Ii l.ef'rel' e l ('o 0 Ihe .statuilt.
aloiih\-iig ilidepelidenil loi natiiii nli!i. Ifor ml niciii pi, al otl~ics. See.
tionll:- 52 ' lof the onmpilod ..ltaiilts o1 Moniilitna sal'.:
Caniididatel o r l'pi liibli., .llie.l lllai be iimoni atled otlht, -
•lierl folllow\iiig: A ..e tificiatll+ ,oI loi naitli~ ioli. coitll iniiii.
the liinmeo f all icandidatle tfi lith, allh,, lto lbe filled liullt Ie
,signeid by" eleorl s' res.idiiig \ithii ltite podlit'ical dii.'ioini
,ill and f'iol w\hic'h tile oil~ice or aIliv.elr. arle tol be electled.
Thie iinumber' ofl .signtuirells. liilul lt l o t• he . les hail 5) lpei
cet.l, of the. iUmbriLPl of' \'ote. easit f'oi the .lllces.st'll ciin
ilihatlefo I thi e li m ,iill he dlle ait lithe prieotdiiig e~.(l liin,
whethel!r llie salidt tiiclidatle he' ,.talt,, c.0uil)' Iownihipl
Sior mun icipal or other political division. 'li.e elector
signing a certitificae illust aldl to his signaler' his busi
ness. busiuness atIIess anll place of re.i'in.c(' This
('ertificate miiust lie tiled witll the city clerk li'ree days be
fore the elecl ion.
Ellection day was fixed Itlis year at April 7. :c'ilificates of
inominatiton. signed Iby more Ihli 10 per cent l the electors
'or the successflul (a didatliel,' fII' office of n lay ;, al treasurer
of the city o' lille itwe're oil(edl \\ill Treacy, cill ,leek, on April
, at uo'clock in lhe afi ernoonitii. lie refused I,, receive them
and reflsedl to tile thlem. A\l that time neither l n11111i nor Mc
Carilly held certifi'caes OI' In, lination made i ailly conven
liton. uiny lprin i'y nieeling. or any primary 'lclio . At 10
o'clock inext nii'lliiniig. A.\pil i. thlley appllied t, lhe supreme
(oirt inl open court. al ihe stale capitol builli - for an order
directing TI rea.y. as cily .cleirik, to file the ce n li 'ales of nom
inl li, n auil l place hlie' inainCs ,of' 1)un ani l .i l liartll y on the
ballot. in accordtanice wilh lthe wishes of' fllt Hritors signing
Thus there t'aro,' t s(ifriotis liuestioi. Name'ly, should the
decisio, made l T'recy, theII election croo,I, he allowed to
stanid us aI linal dliecisionii iii slh uhld the supret 'l n ' c('i urt set the
crook's decisio, ;.i',e anl replace it with i- tiw\\.n decision?
We suppis.,l that the judicial powei'r of the -late was in the
supremll e coulr. ni, in n cily clerk. We suppl,',' l this, because
the write noi t u.liiw 'illeni) coinstituliton i ,If this state in
Artlicle N. Seclin I. says: "'The jludicial power of the state
shall be tst.cd in lie senatle silliing as a courit -f impeachment,
it ai siiuproii courte, . lisltr'icf courts, justices ofr the peace and
sclh tlier intleri, i'o url's as Ihe legislative i'.eutbly may es
tablislh. +cli, :i of Arlicle S. says inl lthe written (not
uiwTrittIni: ciuinstiuilioni : 'Tile supreme coiurt shall have
pow, (-' hi i is iliscret ion I issue ln hierir a wri l' of mand namus.'"
\e d, nt claim to lhave legal knowledge. but we are able to
real lillle aid we have been unable to thi l in the constitu
ti ,. 11,the wi ritle one. of enurse) Ihal a city cleurk, even though
ihe I I' e Iproperly of the A.n iaco..da Iopplie' h lining company.
is I le siipriem coi(irl. To l iil IIhe questioni was liot serious.
lIe hdet'idled it. ail w lhal is m l.re. his decision was final. W e
always suppos edl ihat linal decisions wee mae maile by supreme
coiurls. We Iu.tiw Ilettier niI'. We l.know we are just stupid
working people. withiout the 're'vereinc'e fo'r thie couiirts, pos
sessedl Iby the editors of the coper ' iltjournals. lPerhaps if these
colli'ts iel'tiithged to the milaisses w\e wouild have somel reverence
for' tlit ii.
ily ( e11 decision in thie 'ilcv r lihw collty district courtl , il
the deplti' ettliit pi'eileld te ('e lvby .lJudge E. Ml . lLamb, wte were
also iniliae'l intl the lmysteries Iof the c(I'ult science of' juris
litdlenice. \We there learined that a cour't lian have jurisdie
tion for flit piu'pose of confirming an election procuired by
liraut . h.ut can have no itjuirisdiction lI'm the i lrpose of setting
aside an eleclittii in prcu'etl by fralud. In Iwi. election prIe
cin.ls the ,judges ant] clerks of election. the most emilneut
anut'iuig lthem heinig lit' chief atc' untai nt for the 'lMontana Plower
cm piiany. all sworie that the l'ou' mihile paIges in lihe tally sheet
i' onile pri'ecii'l were removetd anl four hi.gus sheets inserted
in pidace of Ihent,. thal in the iothert precinelt six sheets were re
Ulovcdl anlI six )bogus ones inser'tedI in tlheir piuees: that the true
'ounti gave Iiiiin aiii McCartahy Sit iimore voles thanl the tally
sheels showed andl tuuts mlit T'reecv 5)1 v'otes less. and that the
'raltil uiiearthed iu these twi pIrecincts alione iinominated both
uunil uu l uildMct:arllhy aver iullis ail Treacy. Judge Lamb said
Ilat Ihe allyv shleels l l bIeea n tipered with: Itl I(here was
evitldenc'e of' firaulI. hiutll that .he only phing Iuha lite couitl do was
'on, irm'n" the slolen election: Ihal he Il "n jurisdiction"
It s('l tle work 1t' the elecIltlo crooks aiside. The decision of'
the elecftion c olt ks is ithe decision of' the court 1of last resortt
in Ibis stale. No court has power to sot it aside.
Matter's Iof greater importance lto the conun.ion people than
lie election ofi' caidiiiates Ifor' ulayi r' itl city treansurer iof the
city Iof lhuitlt pressing these days lfor' stolutioin, we will inot re
view the ai.ciuns of the guunmen hiri d by lle Aiicl(nll (u lpper
Mining company. beating nip cilizets al the plls. nor' bodily
throwing oul of all eleclion hoI(llh a good woman 11' IButle, who
Ihas Iw'o sotlli'er ..' ls in Fr"a 'nce. \VWe haven' lintme to review
th e ret n',is tf 11t' It iobbers' ltio st therli'wise kinown as the
Pinllin hotel . where the crooked rtlirts show that Cutls and
'Tr'ac' each received 300tt iul of ;1ºGl demuocralic ballois cast oil
primary iday and where tti election day iiultts aluld Treacy re
eiveil less than 120. v.tles ei'h. WVe have ineitlher spe nut'
liut tin dliscuss whly the first, sectinit muil third wards of' Butte.
which have never in the history of the terriltory or state re
tit rl Ie re l ulllica nl majirilies, dili so ,i. elec iion dlay. Per
lips liii ''loyal cilizens.'" wihulti the s.lpreene court rescued, as
the N iillet Miner said. suspected tlhat (;lls anld Treacy were the
recei\ ers (1r stolen goodIs. Perhaps it w\ill throw some light
,,I l it ' l1. ilt It\" ki I l t a ii a cit I liii t \\i'itlrtw V ilstmu
ii,'rie, ly l a n inrile y it1' .Sitill. tgae Its auil Tretcy 2.(01)
,I.idl,,dl Iby the elet.l,rs was lierlhaIl- regarded by them asis
i:Ilhil' .l . lii.e, Ilranllhy has heed prnIlisinlg la\ l'uor i0 years,.
;IIIl Ita b en t'llhiefl' justice I,' Ilse st nnl, el', col rtl ,t' Ithis statle
ciiin . IS!i;: ; ali .\sso~ iate ,tllstic \W illiamI L. Iilolo\\'ay has
houn practising l\Vw i 28I' \e or- aml' UiI ei;i; l)enl il IIilel er of the
sti ille' (' 1uit c11 ntll ill islt Si niOC 1:1. Htouse\V'iVsn stirug
gliig !'or at xislteulc on iry ifaml'i in Mollnta a. limotherl s su'
rloiliited I.y i.huilds iof tchihloin slll-.:linig I'or existenice in the
i'1 l (1 1 ilil s ll nlit (t r llt'il l(o ll lpsI' Mi tlitllla. ewsb loys a d ll ti s
irl I.c ginig ii pIllilllance on he sitreL- of ]hi tle. decide lmorel
se ious tllt' liin. daily than Ih!e Ilin-tl1ll submitled to the sil
pr nll'ti c l i. 1 i juistice I .\Assuei ll i, sthe Cotic e C i' . it shlllh|
he .iidl Ihlat ihe has publicly" de arccln , that hle was loppolsed it)
tn' iltion oil' the suprel me cl o urt. The supreme court ('tll
plainls oi' the iitiutnii of work Ihall it li l- to do. W e think that
hlie people hao e a right ti C'ililil l .I ' their failure to d(, the
tl k tit is himposed iplln thile i. I lthe ordiilar relatioin iof
iilimaster ani t sel iirvant. if the sertlviiil i,,s niot liperl'orli the dutlly
thalt le is hirted to lertIlorl , he is il or flred or resiglis. By
t n. sll ti II, th alliitllli 1' of work ilml . d on1 the sulpreme t lcol l.
nil of which they col.plainiii. we uiH attenitio to thie circuiti
,ilirt of ai eitll s. thati sitl at S ln I tl nisc,. Seattle tand Port
lail. ail a decides t ll lap eal case -i til1 tlihe states of Moiintaiia,
lilhio. \Vl hi gtoin . .li. e. N \iin. talifor i l andl Arizoiia.
Tliis courit (insists o1 threle .jud', and decides more eases
v ens venlsi haii thlie sl.pre. re cil II Moilltaia.
I' it ihe onilite t 14, stale the ; itf as Mr. Wheeler spoke
thlliei. tlihei all Ithe li\\wvers of ..lit , who are worth a re
hiiiier. iought lto be piuishled h ,.,i\ ng their licenises takenti
fl!ilii lhem, anii the chiulllli peil, ,, ,ight to be crowded inito
Ilthe jails. because they. too, tIin lll ii the law books ougfht to be
uiineil. Iii alswe. to any i 11 11 \\l, speaks out, against the
lnentieits iof I'eedolii. Ithe paid l hi ,, s of the h opper press.
Conflicting Thoughts zl1
j ' MAY I USE
IHE WAM- /
LINE NO I/,
S,·,i L MOTHER ? /
try out to Ihe courtll, "lie is as setlitioiis man. lie forblid the
peoplJe to pay tribule I t Caesar'. He is a. dislturber of' the peace
fliomi tialileo even to Jerusa.lemii." The \wo'rkiniig peopl)e haven't
.any deliisions about Ihe iilltiences that doiiniiate our c'oi.ts.
\Ve ulnderstanid the Pharlisees. who. \\ilhi their ees Il heaven.il.
talk ll)about those evil iiIeC who. say the Pharisees. adviltoate the
bullet iiinstead iof the ballot, anld whell menli appeal to thile 1l
lot ail.l the ballot is dtlebalcliedl. Ithe crii e is s.umpile withli the
st.iamp of juiidicial approval.
God save u.s I'1rm whalit \we do not iluldersli..d: Thlie idevioius
ways of the granid il glorious scieice' of jurislprdelce!
"BIRDS OF A FEATHER"
Accoridiling to the l iorganillizers of ai new luii-b -lis yvet iui
chlristeiied ---who iiIet last iight inll JuIdge Lync lh's ( 'rl oo111.
the simple fact of having been in lihe tncheiclies during thie latile
wvar is out a sullicienlit lest of A.\ierieaiisiul.
lProbably boe.ause the ranik atind ile of the mieiubership of
the arlly and inaivy leaguie has beeni renliarkalbl)y siuccessful ill
disclrnling and rebuking the Ia'ke veteraiis whoiii diionnedl the ulii
fiirm ill the. clsinig period of the \Val. ainI who n ciu'tlly
icketd soft spots )i wliicih toii l dii thes. dlisg utiiiiled v'ictimis
of the righteoulis wrlh of the geuiline dalghbl ys.l have decided
to have a little orgal izatioi all t by themselves; bieig ai s llthey
claimii. the onily real. holiCest-to-tiod Amerilcans.
niiswervilig loyalty Ill tlihe Aini a!dai Miling emplo y will
Ie (hoe lluilificnticnl fior mi embership. although devotio\ t ie the
interests of corporations with si :iln l*taineratic policies will
entitle apil li iits to considteratioii. .
(l1ie of the lilivilg spirits in this Inew blranil of the "pro
tected icrooks of the Anconda ' organiiization is lil. Wither
pooi. wholi, whenii it looked tik(le the armiis.tice wouniill be siniged
!liV dlay. self-sacri(iciiigly taccepitet a .$U.) per miiith ,ijob ius
Ill his fervid desirie tI serv'\ his iountry,. lir. W ithierspolionill
forgot lto sever his cuiiiectiQln wvith the M niray hospittal aln1
receivedl .$,)ll) per inon(h I'lrom lhot source also: filihing this
neat s.lie I'irom the millers who coutri uteil $1 per mioitih to
It. is said that "the iliembershiip will exerclise the striictest
inivestiguli.li into e nl applicationli 1to guiardl against the i.d
missioni of Iien whose views iwould (not hie iin alc(irdltl' willi tlhe
constitutionii and 'ose plilesenice ill the club would cast dis
credit ioipu s the orgaillizatioll.
It is Ithard to illiginie ,ijuist what t pet of iuilividuial cu i . cast
discredlit oil this klidl of an organlization, formed iof indiviiduals
'o, w\ho ºi (hlre is ill) run ii the rei i veteran's orguiiz llions.
bhut we siluppose (hut Iithey leanli aityoie liwho refuse's lif accept
as just i.mil holy. the gul iiman rule of the A. C. M.
\\'e wish this neow-hornll childi ofl the pl.asites success.
\Ve lihope they will succed ill erollini g wilhiii Ithe shlelter
ing iIwalls of the olrgalnlization , i ll ieve . t, do( its tollliders!
We believe ill seglregatillon foir molliril ald social lepers and
thii I stili rdil child of the slpecial ilintelrests i stepl ill the right
We will always i.ko\V where to look whe-ll we wish tu filiul
those willing to accept "latrine dletail" I'or the local auitocracy.
May they s.onli liuluber tlhemli all llnder their balinniiier!
WITH THE EDITORS I
Last week the Farmer had pre
pared an editorial concerning Butte'si
declaration of political independence
from the Anaconda Copper Mining
company, announced through the
nomination of W. F. Dunn for mayor
of that city. Then came the news
that the company crowd had stolen
the nomination from Dunn by alter
ing the returns between the time the
votes had been counted by the judges
and the official canvass by the city
council. Our editorial was not print
ed. Now comes the news that the
district court in Butte. in hearing a
contest of the election, finds the re
turns were actually altered, just as
Dunn's supporters claimed they had
been. Not only were the erasutes
and alterations plainly visible on the
return sheets, but it appeared. the
coulpany crooks had not even taken
the trouble to alter the poll books
to agree with the changed return
sheets. The poll books still showed
the returns favorable to Dunn, as
originally counted by the judges.
Further, the judges who served in
the contested precincts testified that
the poll book returns were the cor
rect returns, and that the r1imrg
sheets had been altered, and the fit
ures favorable to Dunn's opponent
were not the judge's figures at a~l.
In spite of the "stop thief" mouthings
of the copper trust press, charging
i. W. W.ism and bolshevism agai*'it
all who refuse to serve the company
politically, the country is coming to
learn that the real anarchists are
those who hypocritically preach de
mocracy, the while robbing citizens
of their franchise at the point of
bullets and bayonets in the hands
of company gunmen and thugs.
Yakima Valley Farmer.
The prestige of Paris diminishes
as the masses on the continent real
ize that behind the curtain of secrecy
there is a deadlock between selfish
interest and feeble good will. Peace
can be made at Paris only if the
revolutionary peoples of Europe are
convinced quickly by demonstration
that the high pretensions of the war
were not the usual hypocrisy of
statement, instead of earnest con
viction. In these last four months
they have been given every reason to
doubt and small reason to trust. They
have seen the statesmen at Paris un
willing, unable and afraid to look the
facts in the face. They have seen
them the victims of selfish propa
ganda. wallowing in regard to their
imperialistic claims. Above all, they
have seen them blunder in regard to
central Europe in precisely the same
fashion and for precisely the same
reasons as they blundered with re
gaird to Kerenski. It is no wonder
that, having nothing to lose but their
faith, they should be losing that.-
The New Renublic.
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The Law and Enforcement league
met 'in the parlors of the Presbyte
rian church last evening. This meet
ing was attended by nearly all of
the Protestant ministers of the city.
The organization is to be sort of a
layman's auxiliary to the Churcn
Federation and the Silver Bow Coun
ty Ministerial association.
The members have outlined plans
for law enforcement, better and
cleaner amusement as suggested by
the Y. M. C. A. speakers and operat
ives and for a larger inter-church
The great work of aiding the
county and city law enforcing offi
cets will require heavy expenditures
for office, operatives, salary of man
ager and assistant manager, etc., as
was suggested by the Rev. Mr. Car
ter of the South Butte Methodist
church, a recent arrival in our city
and keenly interested in civic righte
ousness. As much as $3,000 a month
will be required for the work of the
league, for in January and February
Rev. Carter stated he had expended
$2,145 in aiding the county attor
ney's oeiice to secure evidence
against 53 -soft-drink parlors. A coim
inittee will shortly visit the churches
and business houses with subscrip
tion lists. This large sum of money
already expended in aiding the coun
ty attorney was secured from the
Anaconda Copper Mining company
and a few business men, and now the
other people interested in law en
forcement must shoulder the burden
Some members present suggested
that law enforcement begin with the
"higher-ups" instead of concentrat
ing all their energies on the unpro
tected law breaker of small capacity,
but this matter not being presented
in the form of a resolution was not
The leaders in this movement are
Charles Juttner, O. C. Colton, of the
Y. MI. C. A., William Lutey. E. S.
Shields, Geo. F. Cartee, the new man
ager for the Hennessy Mercantile
company, and Theodore McCabe.
Rev. Carter reported that the
Protestant ministers and officers had
been so busy with school election
that they had no report to make at.
The Rev. G. D. Wolfe presented a
resolution which received the unani
mous approval of all present, to the
effect that a telegram be sent Carter
Glass, secretary of the treasury, ask
ing him not to desecrate the Sabbath
day in Butte by allowing the flying
machine exhibition on Sunday adver
tising the Liberty loan. He stated
that the good people of Lewistown
had sent a similar message.
Wmin. Lutey reported that many
grocers were selling raisins, prunes
and hops, from which was being made
hoine-made wine and beer. His clerks
have been instructed to use their
best efforts in cancelling orders for
such goody if they think same are to
be used for breaking the prohibition
law. Mr. Lutey received the hearty
thanks of the Law Enforcement
league for his stand in this matter.
The meeting adjourned feeling
their time well spent in law enforce
ment in their action against Sunday
desecration. Mr. Colton of the Y. M.
C. A. thought it might be possible to
have the mines worK Sunoay allt at
low the men to view the flying ma
chine exhibition Monday, providing
the same could be secured for that
day or any other week day. A busi
ness man said the stores could close
for a half day for their help to join
the miners in a holiday, as there was
very little business anyway.
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