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(IWe publish below a letter fronm
olno of the prisoners held at Ellis
Island for "invbstigation." As a de
scription of the lift and living con
ditions of those who have incurred
lhe displeasure of the ruling class,
it lacks nothing. When we consider
t he t these mien and women are guilty
of no crime except that of being true
to their class, we wonder how long
the workers will continue to suffer
the persecutions and indignities that
are now daily inflicted upon their fel
lows. If we knew the answer, we
could solve the riddle of the uni
Ellis Island, N. Y., April 5.
Editor Butte Bulletin:
Fellow Worker: Can you find
roomi for the following, if so, we
would all like to see it in print:
On the 4th of April all radicals
and I. W. W.s, 28 in nulmber, were
moved to separate quarters, as the
immigration authorities stated that
we were contaminating all the im
niigranis with bolshevism. P. 1W.
Me.ta, who has been separated from
his wife for about 14 months and
pl) nt his time in different jails in
\Washington, has again been denied
tio Iprivilege of having her company
during the day. Fellow workers,
IInt IMackay, Roy and Margaret
siy, who were railroaded from the
'cirt on the rankest frameup imag
inable and who arrived here on the
27th, are still held below in very
undesirable company. We did not
aclually expect to receive fair treat
lmenlt, but at least expected to be
Itreated like Ihuman beings. Such is
lthe life of workingmlen and women
who have judgment enough to use
theirl' gray ml;itter on behalf of them
s;lvees and their class. As soon as we
use our brains to our own advantage,
we get thrown in jail; our women
abl;sed and insulled; many times
:starved and foully murdered, herded
To 15,000 Members
OF ORGANIZED LABOR IN
BUTTE AND VICINITY
ADVERTISE YOUR WANTS EITHER TO BUi' i SELL. MAKE A
THOROUGH SEARCH FROM CELLAR TO GARIET AND SEE IF YOU
HAVEN'T MANY ARTICLES OF VALUE IN YOUR SIOME THAT ARE
OF NO PARTICULAR USE TO YOU, BUT COULD BE SOLD TO SOME
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 Rugs, Carpets Kodak Lenses
Beds Piano Players
Cash Registers Lawn Mowers
Mattresses Guitars Saws Curtains
Easy Chairs Violins Axes
Rocking Chairs Clotss Racks
Phonographs WashingMachi Velocipedes
Carving Sets Carpenters' Tools
Fountain Pens Kodaks Wagons
Typewriters China Closets
Field Glasses Trunks Bath Tubs Safes
Suit Cases Sinks Kitchen Cabinets
Book Cases Sewing Machines Dining Tables Oil Stoves
Rolltop Desks Pictures Stoves, Ranges Dishes
. mmmu nnnm " _ .II..
like cattle in a pe1n by goverlnent,
officials of the lowest type, who are
only too willing to stoop to the lowest
methods, at the dictates of their mas
ters, to hold a job a self-respecting
workingman wouid dispise. A watch
man here by the name of Benery is
the worst type of this class. He brags
about being a mlemnber of a labor or
ganization here; acts friendly to your
face, but is the worst stool here, a
real snake, with due apologies to the
snake. Another bright example is a
supposed ex-army captain, who func
tions in the same capacity and is a"
honorary member of the key-h.o1
peeping brigade here. It is realy
unnecessary to mention that he.has
not the brains of a louse. Mrs. Cbop
er, a colored matron here, is coptiui
ally endeavoring to pluck the first
prize away from the others forl effi
cient stooling and domineering the
so-called ignorant foreigners. The
outcome of this competition is still
in doubt. Tile general custom, be
tween these lackeys and lickspittles
is to stool on each other and 'o keep
in practice. It would be laughable,
if not so disgusting, to see them all
at it--repeating every word they
can hear, with multiplications, of
course, in the ho)pe of working them
selves into the good graces of those,
who adopted the same method to gain
a little more authority, and so sell
their manhood and wolnanhood for
a few lousy dollars. Two days ago
we received orders, supposed to have
come from Washington, D. C., that
meetings and all singing of I. W. W.
songs must be discontinued as we
were corrupting the morals of the
victims held here, designated as im
I migrants, to furnish soft jobs for
political pets. We complied with this
order as long as we were in the in
ternational assembly hall downstairs,
as we can clearly see through the
present fralnleup and discrimination
against us here with the object of
driving us to desperation and com
Init some act against the nunlmerous
rules and regulations and so have
grounds to deport us on. especially
now, as our cases will be argued in
court Tuesday, the Sth inst. We will
not give them a chance and beat them
at their own dirty game. McKee, the
main gink of tile outgoing depart
ment, told us this morning if we
persisted in the irregularities of sing
ing, etc., he would recomnend our
removal to some other hellhole of
immigration at Boston. We told him
lie could proceed with his discrinmina
tion and we had no apologies to offer
for being i. . W.s, in fact, were
extremely proud to belong to the oiily
union that was worth while. Heai.o.t
course, prostituted himself, denying
discrimination against us, but we.diih
not swallow any of his dirty liHas.
We got initiated in Seattle by White.
Dozer & Co. to all their tricks and
subterfuge and all have proveid them
selves to be slimy corporate tools of
the masters of industry. \\'are pre
pared to fight in any way, shape or
form at our collmmand against tlhis
frameup, and' act as a buffer against
further deportations and fight to the
'bitter end to expose the utter rottell
:ness of this decayed system of whole
We do not fight actual deporta
tions, but strongly object to he de
ported on charges based onI lies and
prejudice and arrive in Europe under
-a cloud; also, we realize that thte
courts will not give us justice unless
forced by public opinion, so it is iup
to every worker who is not going
through life with his eyes closed to
put his shoulder to tile wheel in be
half of those who are in for them.
Warner Parker. chief of thte legal
department of immligrationi. made
the statement inl court, betfotre .Judge
August Hand on the 1st of April (a
very appropriate date), that t lie putt
licity our cases received was very
embarrassing under thie presentll cir
culmstances. We realize it is so for
them. The truth will out, andt if I
hurts, proves somnethilng is radically
wrong. Thousands of the working
class are waking upill to he fact that
we are. together with hundreds of
others incarcerated in the htastiles
of capitalismni. for fighting for the
best interests of the whole working
class. and are rallying to the call of
the O. HI. U. all over the country.
and the truth is spreading like wild
fire the world over, and industrial
democracies are taking the place of
defunct capitalismli ini lmany parts of
Europe. With a strong class-con
scious organization on the industrial
field. it is possible the world over.
Educate, organize, and emancipationl
Support your press. R.temembller,
"the pen is mightier than the sword.''
Greetings to all.
Yours for the O. B. I'.,
A DEPORTEE (tI. de Val).
IN TWO MORE MONTHS
POSTAL RATE CHANGES
O'fficial notice has been received ii}
Postmaster Phil Goodwin stating that
the old postage ratle of 2 cents per
ounce and fractionl thereof will lie re
sumed July 1. This rate includes uclh
foreign countries s as Canada, ('uba,
England, Ireland, Scotland, \Vales
elt. the islands of the \Vest India
group. The present rate of 5 cents
slitI holds in all other foreign couii
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Wage-Earners' Shopping Guide
AUTO REPAIR CLOTHING AND TAI- HABERDASHER POOL ROOMS
SHOPS LORING FOR MEN Lambro's Pool nall,
Dollar Shirt Shop, 42 E. Park St.
-- Riialto Theater Bldg.
Lacey Auto Repair and Service Big 4 Tailor, RESTAURANTS
Shop, I 1 t Par t
1126 Utah. 17 West Park Street. HATS FOR MEN Leland Cate,
Grand Avenue Repair Shop, llcn & Darnell, 72 East Park street.
Corner HIarrison and 207 East Park. Nickerson, The Hatter, Spokane Cafe.
112 W. Park street. 17 South Main St.
Grand. Shirley Clothes Shop, Moxom Cate,
Auto Repair Machine Shop 14 North Main. 29 W. Broadway.
M. G. SMITH, 401 S. Wyoming HARDWARE c 69 Cr tal afe treet.
69 East Park Street.
Souith Side Auto Gaaga, Goldmn Vest Cate,
South Side AIROPRACTC ewell's Hlardware, 227 S. Main.
C. C. Dahn, Mgr. 221 East Park street. iHandley's Cafe,
2124 Cobban. Shiners, Furniture, 326 N. Wyoming.
75 East Park Street. Shamrock Cafe,
Flora W. Emery 9 North Arizona.
AUTOS BOUGHT Room 9, Silver Bow Block. Savoy ('ate,
ANDSOL JEWELERS S4 1ast Park.
Montana Jewalry Co.,
CHILI PARLORS Opticians, Etc.,
73 East Park strqet. SHOES
E. H. Rupert, People's Loan :04ce, -- -.. .. .
228 S. Arizona St. 28 East Park street. Chicago Shoe Store,
Classic Chili Parlor, Brodle, the ,eweler, 7 5. Main street.
210 North Main. 40 East Park street. Walkover Shoe Co.
Powell Jewelry Co., 46 W. Park Street.
BANKS . Simon,. Main t. Golden e hoe Store,
__________ _DAIRIES 21 North Main. Peter Drinig. 39 E. Park.
Yegen Bros., Bankers,
Park and Dakota streets. Best Yet Butter Shop, LAGER BEER SECOND-ITAND FUR
322 s. Main st. EXTRACT NITURE
BATlS. Blue Bird Butter Shop, -- . - -
209 ag W. Park St. ,ager Beer Extract Charles Noland,
A. GRAI, 726 S. MONT. 105 West Galena St.
Steam BaUths, 459 E. Park streeL.
504 E. Broadway. LADIES' TAILOR SPECIALISTS
1J. lurst. Dr. W. H. lHaviland,
BUTCHERS DRUGGISTS Ladies' Tailor and Habit 71 West Park St.
- -- -- Phone 2764 Rnoom 436
Schumacher Meat Co., Jacques Drug Co., E. Zahl l'hoenix Bldg. SHOE REPAIRING
18 E. Park St. 1967 Harrison avenub. 504 W. Park
Western Meat Co., McManus Shoe Shop,
121 E. Park St.L, ' 5 S. Vyoming.
Independent Market, Progressive Slho Shop,
203 South Main. DENTISTS GARMENTS 17o1 harrison Ave.
- - Popular Ladies' Garment Store,
BAKERIE uron Dentists 63 East Park Street.
aThird Floor Rialto Bldg. The ornattional Str, SECOND HAND
Manhattan Iakery, 2J . L'rk. CIOl ING
205 W. Park. -__ _ _ E TC.
Dah's Bakery, FURNITURE MEN'S OUTFTTI'I S JEW, ETC.
107 N. Montana Street. Uncle Sam's Loan Office,
Royal Bakery, - EnEmporiumi Clothes Shop. 11 S. Wyoming.
20 South Main. Shiner's, Furniture, 3 . Park.
Home Baking Co., 75 E. Park street. Fashion .Tailaringk.
Olympia St. BI. Kopald Co., Furniture, Palace Clothing & Shoe Store, TAILORS
____ _ 58 West Broadway. 63-55 E. Park St. - .. -
BP Montana Clothing and Jewelry Easlion Tailori g co.,
BARBER SHOIPS Company, 47 W. ]'ark St.
GROCERIES 103 S. Arizona. Bernard Jacohy, Tailor,.
O. K. Store, 19 ½ S. Dakota street.
Con Lowney, _ 24 E. Park LSt. Montana Tailors,
309 N. Main. Bouchers, 425 N. Main street.
Pastime Barber Shop and Pool Anger Grocery, 27 Wr. Park St.N air
Roo n, Harrison and H-harvard. E. ZPShl, Tailor,
Roogn, 6504 W. Park street.
210 North Main St. J. R. Becky,
Park Barber Shop, 2701 Elm St. EAT MARKETS 62 West Park Street.
86 E. Park. Allen's Grocery, Butte Tarn
1204 E1. Second street. Ed's Market, Butte Tailoring Co
50 East Park.Main St.
BI3ATTERIES Kermode, Groceries, W. Oertel,
2ECHARGED 41 East Park street. 4314a S. Arizona St.
"__________ Poynter's Cash Store, Big 4.
_-- ---- 1854 Harrlson. 17 W. Park St.
Montana ilattery Statidn, Thomson's Park Studio,
224 S. Arizna. . A. Cash Grocery, 217 East Park Street. UNDERTAKERS
Butte HIatt'ry Co.,
119 S. Montana St. T. J. McCarthy. ,OOL H.LLS
-_ _ _ _64 E. Broadway. OL A SLarry Duggan, Undertaker,
CLOTIIES CLEANING McCarthy-Bryant & Co." Golden Gate Pool Hall, 22 North Main street.
317-319 East Park Street. 272 East Park. Daniels & Bilboa, Undertakers,
AND PRESSING Bishop Bros., l_ _ East Park street
- -180 Walnut St. OPTICIANS
194~ S. Dakota St-eet. White House Grocery, VULCOANIZING
5GjS \West Park. Montana Jewelry Co.,-------------
4Th 1 7 ritMa!rium, Opticians, Etc., J. L. Mathlesen, Vulcanising,
41 Nrth Main. 173 East Park St. 40 East Galena.
Powell Jewelry Co.. Butte Vulcanizing Works,
GENTS' FURNISH- 112 N. Main St. 1942 Harrison Ave.
S(NFEC(TIONST INGS OUTFITTERS WELDING
I'Put lMcKenna, Murphy Money Back Store, Francis J. Early, Vulcan Welding Works,
314 North Main. 65 E. Park St. 715-719 E. Front St. 116-118 S,. Wyomling
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