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MONDAY, MAY 5. 1919.
EVEN EDITORS MUST EAT.
The11 greatest t.sIancle to a ,(setli ll Cttl h pi',11 l. lells not
cr. tedel. but bIriong 11 to the frnllt It' thi e wva r. is mluidtllbltedly
the e(.ntiro.el(l presl s Iof the ll1ntion. \',oicing, onl"y thfe views II
the exptloitinii itere.sts. (.1I.tealii.- all ltews unifavoiable Ito
those interoesi. he press I ltolay ,'onltilb1les a mncllave whose
magnittiate eannlot he denied. 'T here" ha, hee1n developed it
ci'hool of s,. -.c'-alled .jouriialisn lthatl p.nder. only to the miiglhty;
it ('tll bI e ti p"are only to ltIhe .llliol'.iers 1of tIIle nlolieiVII'l age's,
tit litse sluamielless li .teligs iin hiliin fh lilll. 'hi 111ll1 relI'el lil.mll
ariils ini Ielievinig they were gttk..
Tihere' are degires of menial as well as 4i' physical pr'tosli
lii(tili I: hey r'ange i''1 tii I oli lin l ltali In says 1i ill-'word ofi
till' indiustrial lords. that tt(V itjtt ll'y gives Spate to soene
hiamless activity of tallor, to the (lillt aln notl hirlot journals
lint brazely lllutphol the mosti riillless anti harltl'ois illi'i(s.
uiself against labor by the ealtithlis 'hi.ss ill' Ameriea.
To" InI ilie rlean.li wt Ii1,11 \wli i hetilts and braini so tle
lbase Itheillselves. \ve ineed se'ek lilt furtheir than till' ldo(trilie
of material 'ii terest; Ihey ,ell Ilieir braini IMIl nlmy live: we
llilt loathe iil Idesptise tihlie. butil what shall we say l' il ay,
ie tilhait ea'eis hil" rnlle \vc e finlnd wiordls strong en.ltl1gh ht
condem1lll a sy'lm of society that forcel mn. uolf inhilligence Io
sell their elilitil l\owers S the wo\lntii i Iof ie sroeel sells
Ilet' lih >'dy?
['Itton Sinclair thlishe, the follow\ilg lellel' 'romii aI former
.iltt eliloilr !' a Lo A.\ingeles.lil paper. As olle readls this eltislle-
iii' 0til-uilllmiini (It a mints1' ad tll---1ilOes Inithinig t'or the lrihe of
It was good of you to suggest that I omight offer material for your
new work on journalism, though I'm sure I can't contribute anything
much worth while either in thought or authority. You will, I know,
paint a word picture, truly and well, of the things with which each of
us, alas, is too familiar. But I wonder as you gallop gaily along the
way throwing rocks in gypsy-like abandon at the starched and frilled
little children of privilege---I wonder, I say, whether you will give
your readers just one glimpse of the tragedies that are the lives of the
men hired by the systeml to do the work you condemn. It isn't that
we journalists as a class, must prostitute our own minds and hodies
in answer to the call of that inexorable old tyrant our collective belly.
It isn't that. For every man who toils and sweats for a wage, is per
force doing the same thing. The bitterness of our portion is this pre
cisely; that we are hired poisoners, whose lot it is to kill the things we
love most. To kill them, not as ho!d huccaenreers in a stand-up fight,
but to slay them artfully, insidiously with a half-true headline or a
part suppression of fact. In miy 10 years of experience on various
sheets as reporter, editor, and a:ssociated represenltative, I have conme
to know the masses with whom I had to deal. Their intellects were
the pawisv with which I tniu:t lea irn to lplay the editorial game. ' I knew,
for instaine:, sitting at ily desk, just hl.w mIllay extra papers I could
sell with a scare line on a police scandal. I knew, too, how many men
on the street the filthy details of sollle lmarried womlan's shame would
prove as lure to buy. And as I watched the circulation rise or fall,
day by day like a huge beating pulse - the systole and diastole of the
headlines;---- became famliliar, somewhat, with the mental processes
of the average htum an animal. It was my tragedy, as it is the tragedy,
1 think, of lte majority of my fellows who rise above the unlicked-cub
stage of nlo wvpaperdom, that this knowledge, acquired always at a
tremendous cost of our life's energies, must be used not for tile up
lift, but for the further enslavesment, tie drugging of the minds of
men. How manly times have I sat nt my desk, and in aplparently
heartless fashion, cut the big truth out of the stuff that men like
-------wrote-- all by the token of loyalty to my stomach---all and
simnply because I must do that or starve. Somnetimnes there were other
moments in my life as inl the lives of the rest of my kind, when there
were opportunities for sly sabolage---whcn we sought by thie ridiculous
specioustlless of our alleged facts, to make the pseuldo-truths which we
pretend to propound stand forth inl their gaunt shamelessness for the
things they actually were. Do you reimember-- -----of the Times?
If I were only with you now, I could point out to you in that daily con
cafenation of lies, a few ghastly truths about things, peering covertly
through the mass of corruption, and seeming almost to be holding their
figurative noses inl disgust. Hlow we used to chuckle when he would
succeed in passing a sly sentence---a word-over the sleepy night
editor at the desk! Poor intellectual Pierrots that we were! Lit
But out of the tragedy of my own experience, and out of the trage
dies of the experiences of the fellows I have known, I can glimpse a
great light ahead. For I'm ain optimist, you see. I was talking the
other day to the editor of one of the sheets which poisons public
opinion here int-----. lHe is a thlloroghly ille and likeable chap,
but I had always known him for anl ultra-conservative---a kept man
entirely. The conversation drifted to Russia, and to my utter aston
ishment he quite frankly, but confidentially told Ime that he didn't
believe a word of the dispatches put forth by the Associated Press---
the Associated Press which hitherto had heen Almighty God to him.
I glanced at him curiously, and then:
"You're not a radical, old Topl," I said. dubiously.
- -- ," he replied, "I don't know whlat I am. I've lost my
nerspective and I haven't anchored to allny economlic philosophy as yet,
but sometimes my thoughts are so bitter that I'm afraid of them."
"'I've just seen a mian sent to jail for 20 days," he continued. "He
had been in town but half an hour, and his onlly crime was that he
couldn't obtain work and that he had run ouit of money. God," he
said, "some day I may be that man. I feel his feelings now,- but I
must hide them or lose my job." Poor fellow, his wife dying of
tuberculosis, and he is almost distracted with the burden of his tinan
It was just another jou;nalistic tragedy I had seen, but a great joy
burst in upon me as I listened to himn talk. "Things aren't so bail
after all," I thought, "for the press, at least isn't anty more rotten or
venal than the rest of the system." Ill tile editorial rooms of the
country there are good fellows and true. sheer tired of the daily as
sassinations In which they participate. Their line delusions are spent.
Their faith inl the old is waning. And when the big clay comes, I think
you will hind the press full ripe-riper perhaps than mIost of our in
stitutions--for the change.
THE ONLY ALTERNATIVE LEFT TO WORKERS.
Now we find that file "linifornmed men." whorln he ,calp
italist press credits ,or blaltmes for the brutitl acls perpetrated
iupon peace lparaders anitl l'r he raiding of radica l and social
ist newspaper offices, are noti, Ihe irank ail file of the returnlled
soldiers, but carefully llalpiieked gangs of thugs.
The band of 100 men eiwho raided the new homne of tihe New
York Call, clubbed atld tlerrl'rizedl the nien and womenlt wh\\oi
they found there, on May 1st, are Iti"ow fountld to be the same
types ,of individuals whoi have bieein dioing the same kind ,of
dirty work for capilalism f r' Ihliese tmany years.
There are certain natural riglhts Ilti are possesssed by in
dividuals whether-or not they have beent writtle ilnto the stat
utes; one of those is the right ,of every individlal to defend
himself' against offered or intenided vilence.
It seems to us that the workers have been extremely patient
and fore-bearing; they have suffered fronl intimidation, from
the tar and feathers of the thugs of capital, they have been
Union Stock Holders in the
Butte Daily Bulletin
UNITED MINE WORKERS OF AMERICA--Locals: Sand Coulee,
Stocket, Roundup, Lehigh, Klein, Washoe, Red Lodge, Smith
FEDERAL LABOR UNION-Livingston.
MACHINISTS' UNION-Great Falls, Butte, Lvlingston.
MACHINISTS HELPERS' UNION-Great Falls, Butte.
CEREAL WORKERS-Great Falls.
BLACKSMITHS' UNION-Butte and Miles City.
ELECTRICIANS' UNION-Livingston, Deer Lodge, Butte.
BAKERS' IfNION-Great Falls.
SHOE WORKERS-Great Falls.
PLASTERERS' UNION-Great Falls.
RAILWAY CAR REPAIRERS -Livingston, Miles City.
BREWERY WORKERS' UNION---- Butte.
HO1) CARRIERS' UNION-Butte and Bozeman.
STREET CAR MEN'S UNION-Butte.
METAL MINE WORKERS' UNION (Independent)-lntte.
PRINTING PRESSMEN'S UNION-Butte.
MAILERS' UNION- Butte.
STEREOTYPERS AND ELECTROTYPERS' UNION---Butte.
BRIDGE AND STRUCTURAL IRON WORKERS-Butte.
BROTHERHOOD BOILERMAKERS AND HELPERS-Butte and
STEAM AND OPERATING ENGINEERS-Great Falls.
BUT(CHERS' UNION-Great Falls.
INTERNATIONAL MOLDER'S UNION, LOCAL NO. 276-Butte.
LAUNDRY WORKERS' UNION, NO. 25-Butte.
BROTHERHOOD RAILWAY CARMEN OF AMERICA, LOCAL NO.
224-- Miles City.
TRADES AND LABOR COUNCIL-Miles City.
HOD CARRIERS' UNION-- Helena.
BROTHERHOOD RAILWAY CARMEN OF AMERICA, COPPER
IODGE 'NO. 430-Butte.
BUTTE FOUNDRY WORKERS' UNION-Butte.
TAILORS' PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION-Butte.
BOILERMAKERS, SHIP BUILDERS AND HELPERS OF AMERICA
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF BLACKSMITHS AND HELP
ERS, LOCAL NO. 211-Seattle, Wash.
WORKERS', SOLDIERS' AND SAILORS' COUNCIL-Painters' Hall,
AND THOUSANDS OF INDIVIDUALS IN BUTTE AND MONTANA
clubbed and beaten without excuse times without number;
their peacefull meetings have been invaded by gangs of mer
ellnries: ; their fellows have beeii hunlg and shot.
The authtiorities do nol seem to wish to protect the workers
tied as Inost oIf o licialdohln ire plaid onily to protectl, the prop
erty interelsts of Ithe (npitalist class, it, is too mulch to expect
that thiey wo\\ld he interesled in the fate of' thse w.homn their'
iiisler.s wvishi to destroy.
There is butil onle remnedy.
These gangs of cowardly thugs, these potential murderers,
c'll on en11('c(lle'iing little (or no resistance; they have grownl
l.roganlllt tleeliiseC of the paissive atlituide of' the workers and
ltie assiurance (I. O at least the IIneutrillity of the constituted nIn
ilive thle iit tastel of their llown medicinIe.
,Let Itheii k(inow tIlhat they must, meet, delerinined meii who
1rl', coiisci'ils .of a.111( rea(ly and willirng to pIrotect their rights.
lio preparel d Iito ldefend youir lives and( yoVir property-the
I:l'property that hais been acqllired by iliniliaginable sacri'ice
agairls t the onie.nllslalghts of Ihlese cowa\ltly Inllailaudrers. If they
collile looking f1'or tIrouible, give it. to them.
Give thell ptlenlty of' it iand give it, ill i mannerl that will be
It' gailigs (It' 1l'ill ieedligelerilles are t(o be allowed to1 roam
at will, to. lellt fii slay withlout let or hilndrance from the law,
it is time ICi l i \\ k ol ile it. ani i Iok steps to protect ourselves.
The W o\\rkis abhorll violuence, they arie patient and long
s~111ferinig, they wish to shed no blood.
But it' the issue is forced ullpon us, as it appears that it is now
beting forced, it is always better to die fighting like menii than
II) live as slaves.
If' the rabid hal ll tof' ll working class activity leads men,
Ito co() liil the i its tht ihave recently Ilisgraced ourit civiliza
ltiIon, the workers' llave no tlther alternative thanl to defend
WHAT ABOUT TOM MOONEY?
Laborl' has miet in solemnii conveintioni and decreed that Tom
XMoolley was the victim ofii a rame-upil. Labor has spoken and
Saii I tllt Tomri MNlooney \\is senltelncI(. to deatih because lie
I'iough l labor'sc fight. labor has proI'lilainied ill it clear voice
il t 'l'Toi Mooney), will le frI'eetd.
(nsiillsls City was represented il this 'convll'entio. The dele
pates to thle M(lone. conventlion hasl reported and their report
nllli I'o mIldiiiiiii atio l al l I beiio iilg ahltIov\c.t , Labor in Kansas
(Cilty jhiihs hiti labot r ltll'liilgholll thi'i Unilted States in linilnoiunic
ing that T(iM MOONEY IS (lOlNil TO liE [II:LEASEi 11Y
\VIIAT'IVIEII MEANS NECESSARY TO BRING IT ABOUT.
L.1111,11. in Ainericai is c(,llse\I'llrtive. lltiIorI will not act haStily.
Labolr hatis IIcCi patienlt inll the Mooney case for three years.
;\v' ii il(w,\\ wheldI everly worlkel' kniiovs Iht ,iiustice in tile courts
is l I'Irce 11a1d dlecisioiis are reilelertd to please the alitocrtals of1'
wvIitlhI. still, ill the face o1 this kliel\\lcdge, labor has givenl
nlicc le thlit iimole time will lie gi\vc Ito adjust this lerl'rible
Itll lillator will liot 'wait lortt tver. It' Totm Mooney is liot re
leuisedt hef'ore ,liily .ilth, labor will I t . And when labor acts,
Toni MNlI ney, will go t'ree together willh every olhelr chamnpilon
IfIt h ot \\or'kiiig cli..ss vwho i5 s tlllliilg I'or his loyalty.
l;ai'tlrs, (oo'ks, atlil waitrl'esses: lotblacks, porters, gll'r
liienIt wli'rkel's, steel wol'rkers 1nl1d hlic'kilayers; lanld every othlier
crl'a t alld crallinig, is liriepainig to In like lip the caus4 of Tom
Mnalliev anirdl ll cleanse jIlllise ire' lti(e ditisgrace which has beeli
pluit i11111l her.
'IEP.\llE FOR JULY FOURTIII. Bly J, . 1. right, Presi
dltl tia is.as (City Ceiintral Labor [ iiill i and lPresidlent Barbers'
LoIdil I'llilnll No. 192.
THE LABOR PARTY MOVEMENT.
Therte is a decided tendency among the membership of trade
unions in various sections of the I:rnited States to disregard the
adlvice--il might be called the i uildale ---f the venerable
iGomipers' and go into polilics.
.Labor partoies have been formedI in several districts witlh the
avo\wCed intiention of contesting il Ithe political field with the
(e islinpg art'ies.
There is one c.onclusioni Ithatl al he drawn from these
I;eolmenmla that is encouraging in smoe slight degree; it is
that the workers have discovered Iie futility of working with
their emenies on the indiiustrial lield when those enemies dub
themselves democrats or republini.ns for the purposes of a po
I1 the United States the workers are, passing into the periodi
of parliamentary action in the hope of gaininin certain con
cessions, that lihe workers of (Great Britain and France have
passed through. The workers of these nations ~gon discovered
that parliamentary action without the economic strength to;
back it up was a. delusion and a snare.
If the labor party movement carried with it a clear-cut pro
gram of working (Hiss edtcation and a plan for the industrial
organization of the workers in indlustry without regard to craft,
it would offer some eicouragement to those who realize that
this is necessary-indispensable---if the workers as they must,
are to take uip the hitnde of i ndulstrial administration.
Lacking that, its chief value will lie in proving the inability
to accomplish the ftunidameni tat lhiigs, the gaining of control
over the meanls of life by the workers, by a peaceful penietra
lion of capitalism.
, ", :' - . . .. i
Political and Industrial, Con
ditions in Europe and U. S.
(George P. West, the author of the following article, re
cently retired from the ,posilionl of special assistant to Mr.
Basil Manly, one of two joint chairmen of the United States
war labor board. Prior to that lie was editor of the Public,
one of the national magazimjes of liberal opiniioin. Mr. West
is perhaps best known for his connection with the iridustrial
relations commission, of which Fratnk P. Walsh was chairman,
the federal body which condutced a country-wide investiga
tion several years ago, revealing a remarkable story of the con
spiracy of capital against the workers in this country, and
placing before the .nation facts regarding the industrial situa
ion which form a basis for all campaigns for a better indus
trial order. Mr. West was one of the chief investigators and
joint author of the commission's report... Njr. West has re
cently been engaged to write for the lBulletin, in connection
with the Fargo Coutl.r-r'evs, a series of letters on national,
industrial, political and social e rents of great significance.-
New York, May 5.-Just how
much truth is there in the report
of the labor committee of the
American Newspaper Publishers' as
sociation that the danger of bolshe
vism in this country is very real?
If by bolshevism is meant any con
certed hation-wide attempt to over
throw the government and upset our
institutions of private property, and
to accomplish this in the near fu
ture, then of course any assertion
that bolshevism is impending here is
If, on the other hand, bolshevism
is taken to mean a profound and
widespread resentment and discon
tent, and a growing readiness to in
dorse projects for changing very
radically and fundamentally our eco
nomic institutions, then the publish
ers are right, and the sooner their
colleagues in the publishing trade
and all other employers realize it
Resentment against Prussian
methods of suppressing dissenters
and dragooning forced support for
whatever a central power decreed
have combined with the stronger and
more ancient resentment against eco
nomic hardship and injustice to give
America a working class that is
angry and thoroughly disillusioned,
about the genuineness of a democ
racy in which such things can be.
They are determined to get some of
the democracy their sons and broth
ers have been fighting for, and, to
get it here at home where they can
use it in their every-day life. Mili
tary victory in the great war grew
stale to them months ago. The
peace conference does not interest
them except where it arouses their
disgust and.:,increases their ?distrust
of governments in, thei hands of
bankers and big businesi§.
' Vet these ' matter of foreign
pblicy anRod happenings, abroad are in
cidental and unimportant by. com
parision .with tlje pressure of high
prices on slender anitt irregular in
comes.."- It is the: man who gets up
in'.union meetings and tells what he
is earning and' vhat it costs to feed,
clothe and sheltlir his family who is
the potential bolshevik.
'This is not guess work-this as
sertion of the existence of a revel
lidus, militant, temper among our
wage earners. It is knowledge ob
tained from talking with union of
ficials and reading the letters that
union members write to the editors
of their official union journals. The
radical temper is not limited to
g'otips of low-paid men. It is no
where more in evidentwtliap among
the comparatively high-paid mem
bers of the big railroad: brother
hoods. It controls ,the lodges of the
highly-paid machinists. It. is most
clearly manifested by groups of
workers who are the most intelligent
and resourceful, whose unions have
succeeded best, whose members have
most in common with the . older
American through having been born
in this country of American parents.
Aside from the remorseless, lan
personal, economic, factors-hard,
ceaseless struggle for the bare neces
sities of life while small minorities
clean up unheard-of-profits-a study
of the drift toward the left 'by
American labor discloses some cUrl
out and ,urprisIng causes. Ambng
tilese one f the strongest isYthe con
trol of the American Federation of
Labor by men who are ultra-con
sertative and who have largely lost
tdich with the .rank and file whom
they are supposed to represent. Nbt
that Mr. Gompers and his associates
have had any hand in letting lose
the new forces. What they have
done is to stem the radical labor tide
whenever it sought ,eCtresslon
through the federation, and in s
stemming it they have shiit small
bult ever-growing rivtiletk of it Out
into such otherwise rejeet d ch-il
tuill as I. W. W.ism aaatlleft-wiltg
?Today the most intelligent labod
lde.ders in the United States are ser
ously worried by a situatlod it which
it becomes increasingly difficult .f9
them to prevent their unions from
swinging clear to the extreme left.
This applies not to the labor lead'
ers who oppose all radical action,
all fundamental reform. It applies
to those who preach a militant, ag
gressive campaign for fundamental
changes, but who seek the orderly
method of British labor rather than
the violence of a bolshevik over
It is only a commonplace,. to those
who know, to say that unless the
rank and file and the more progrea
sive leaders of the federation dis
cover very soon some method for
expressing the radical sentiment of
the rank and file, the federation in
its present form will be destroyed
as an effectual and authoritative
organ for the American labor move
ment, and we shall have either chaos
or a new organization to take its
place, with some of the big progres
sive unions like the machinists and
the clothing workers taking the lead.
It is for this reason that intelli
gent labor men smile, nlot very
happily, when they read in the
newspapers of another banquet
given to Mr. Gompers by important
groups of bankers and. capitalists,
at which the laurel is placed on his
brow for "holding American labor
in line" during the war. Mr.
Gompers may not realize it, but
these econiums are a perfect meas
ure of the extent to which organized
labor is regarded by its exploiters
as somehow a sinister, ignorant,
tricky, dangerous,' explosive force,
and Mr. Gompers is feted and praised
just as we should honor the animal
trainer who had fastened a pack of
wild beasts with his eye and kept
them from springing on our backs at
a time when we were facing some
other danger. lie is regarded by all
the champions of the. established
economic order as their greatest as
set, and they feel safe as long as
he stays in power. The truth is that
the federation's ultra-conservative
leadership has done more than any
thing else.except economic facts to
encourage the I. W.. W., the left
wing socialists, and all others who
scoff at parliamentary and orderly
progress and preach revolution. It
is the greatest asset, not of the
established order, but 'of. bolsihevism
ip this country, becautse this, ultra
conservative leadershi.bas kept
literally milion's of. wage ,eariers
who shOuld. be .osrgaihfz'ed outside of;
the' federationl,' While- it. has Kweak-.
ened the ' influepce-:of responsible
leadership within. tle .Yfeeration.
But in spite of this and. the rapid
growth recently of left-wing sbocial
ist sentiment, among wage earners,
the main body of workers are not
flocking to the banner of the I. W.
W. They are building 'up' new
agencies in the form of'labor parties,
and through these parties, soon to
be formed. into a national organiza
tion, American labor will have an
other try at orderly and c0nstitu
tional progress before it. turns to
more direct methods. But from
now on the left wing will be in
creasingly active, and its criticisms
and appeals will give many sleep
less moments to labor leaders who
urge change through political ac
tion rather than the general strike.
(To be Continued.)
( With the Editors
Too important to decide, said the
"Kopper Kollared" suprbine court of
Montana last Saturday gdd then pro
ceeded 'to find against W.. 1.. Dinn,
who had the nomination for mayor
of Butte. stolet tioni o him. In this
way did thbtt august body .put. the
judicial seal of AIpptoval upon the
ballot corruption at the kopper
dity.-Producers' News~, Plentywood.
We have had occasiioninany times
it these colmithns 'to tit,' :thit' gov
ernrhent ownership might be a very
bad thing :for the ped.le, if the peo
ple didn't rein the gbvelBniieht that
.owned the= industri s.; - Burleson
proves that 6~t 'warhti .d'hdp .justi
fled. The public is dnititig the tem
poraty governtrient oanb.. bp.of the
telegraphs- and telephoni.s. OBtit this
is not ie6plers' b wnerphii' .Does any
sane' person benlea itblti';f 'the. pen
pie nwed andt were ltvlli#t these;in
dustrle ruin in- thedli int rests, thby
would have seletited a Btirlesoxn to
do the eanaig1ttig? We guehse niot.
The people do some .fooiU h 'things,
but they are not 'such, ildbeciles as,
after having suffeied% froiti the reign
of error and terror li- thE postoffice
dnd'er a Butleson, to. select such a
petty tyrant to manage the telegraphs
and telephones.-New York Call.
Occasiotally we: run ralote' a man
who is very bitterly obppo d'to' gov
ernment bwnershilpor cihtrol of
great utlities. '.ut WEr .taqv never
yet found .ode of them $s, apposed
to. it that :they have .had'.,( 1I',.nail
dent to.thain.by eipress.--dle, ILace
County (Mian.) Time.s.
It you` want to
know anything, ask
the Mucker. If you
don't know an)
thing, ask the
Mucker. If you
know anything you
know the Mucker
don't knhow,, tell it
to the public
through the Mucqa
Deer Mucker-Wel ol fren I bin
redy tu rite tu yuh mos enytime but
yuh no how' tis muker, mos eny
time lotsa hungree babies er redy fir
sum gud pure milk to but thu poor
inicint thins hav tu kroak cuz they
dun git it. I wuz gasin with uh
murchunt yesterdy muker an he tol
mee prises wuz so afful that he w'tz
shamed to take thu kale. Corse
that mite be so with sum of thu
small wuns but I betchu mniker, if
uh bline man wuz in uh poker ganme
with. uh lotta thu big murchuhts he.
wud hey tu feel roun uh long time
tu find uh hand big anuff sose he
cud go hoam with sum -of .hiz-oun
koin. Wet duz thu wurd "thou"
mean in thu bibul.muker? I red in
thair wunce an I seen "thou salt not
steal.". I spose thou means poor
fouks cuz thair the onlli wuns wot
aint got rich steelin sumthin. Thu
more I reed thu bibul maker, thu
more I bleeve its jus tu make thu
poor people"-feer sumthin sose thay
kin be plundurd eezier. I haint
trian tit expoun nuthin muker but
I bleeve wot I bleeve an thairs
lotsa fouks wot dunno weather
thay bleeve er not. Meby thair
gud chrisshuns an I aint but I
no way doun in my. gizzard I
kin be gadder tu lotsa poor' peepul
than wot sum of thu gud church
goers kin wot go to church itis tu see
thu nue stiles an sit an 'wisper bout
how misses duefunny bleeches her
hare. I bin tu thu kounty jale cince
I rote tu yuh befour muker an lef
uh baskit uh fruit fir uh poor gurl
wets thair fir 20 days cuz she diden
meet anuff min on thu street sose
she cud have 20 bones fir thu judge,
tu keep frum gittin in. I red so
much bout thu garbage kans aul
beein full uh wyle uhgo muker that
I wuz just wunnerin if yuh had hard
enythin laitly bout sum of thu kans
beein vacaited ihsides.: :Meby thair
just so full as that wuz but we dun
notis it cuz aul thu smell frum thu
rotten leckshun is kinda blowin
uhway, Peepul haz waded roun
beer in an afftl stink fir uh long
time haint thay? Scuse me muker
but did yuh evir heyov tu feel shamed
of yerself fir stealin uh chicken? I
mean thu fethurd wuns muker wot
roost at nite stid uh runnin roun aul
over thu flat er sumplase. I seen
uh gie with wun las nite an I' hoed
he. stol 'it 'tu uh coop .ware .t *az
layin uh' egg. evri. day tu be 'poached
fir,, uh sick,.oli lady- in. I made him
talke it back. as then he tol me his
sick lil gurl .,kridd lir': sum chicken
broth an l:he . diden have no :in6tiie
nur wurk' as cudden' gt thu' broth
eny other .way,
I diden .hev no jack eethur an
I felt so soofrie fir thu' -ll' gurl I
went tu, ubnuther coop an stol' him
uh big fat roostur' wet I'inoed wuzunt
layin env eggs fir. sumbody' wot
needid um. I lef un note at thue
coop wot sed, wun 'of year chicks
got killed on thu ralerode.
That wuzunt no lie muker cus I
laid thu hens hed gently on thu ralo
an nocked it loose frunm thu res.of
thu hen with uh klub.
Yuh no I jus cudden be wurrien
bout that poor Iii gurl muker. I
hurd bout yer May day dance muker
an I wanna cum if yuh kin pick out
uh fue gurls fir me wot 'kin ware-
thair ol shues cuz Im jus lurnin tu
dance an lotsa feet gits in nim way
wen I take 2 er 3 movemunts in sum
dereckshun ware onli won autta go.
Id like tu rite yuh 'more- muker but
I promised tu go an turn uh ringer
fir uh ol collurd woman sose she
kin git thu monie thu washin shes
doin an hutrie doun an bye, sum
kern meel fir.her 5 kids Weots mop
,tarved. She, had uh gud. husbap
wot went dotth south tt 'visit with
his ol. mamny..uh fue days fore she
died an' wyle he wuz thair sh white
man got. killed' an thay hunk tfIis
poor collard feller jusa eau lie' b1t
he diden nionuithin bodt thu' murder.
Dun git sore bout wot: I ask ytfi
bout thu chicken muker cu. 'It "yhh
diden never steel nun mby j:rui .!ll
go tu thue: 'hay close to ware, yi.h
live sum nlte'' m yuh kin :tavaince on
Uii. tIotsg rekdrds tu ye' ,tilnaly an
help yerseltl in sum too rtiiker.
A*. " : W".I4: .
E. ,ilipress lugetlc. -:
Eugelib, einpress of the Frendi,
was born 9' years ago todiy.: ''kb
aged spoqyie of Napbleont Ifl.imakb
hei* home iIn Edln i id, whbei xhe livds
in Sectlsi6n. .W*th the dowlte4ll :tf
the secoind eiitir!er she flea t8 t hg
land, whertg he 'has since ,rdhidqd.
Since the.l dath of her hukbain4d b.L
her son, who 'Was slain whiU1i lgiI
ing .againstthe Zulus under.teBrit*
ish flag. 'he imperial widow hsm'sbl
dom appeared in .soeoty:.: lisgehlB
once the most fashionabtY. dieskbd
woman of Eurode'and the £.t(or .j
styles dfor the whole pworld; .s llneI
the death of her son w;o.vs'eny tie
deepest mourtitig.: She .r lived to
see th' bated Prusstan, 'wl'was,6i
directly" responsible f6r debrbitn. hbti
husband ':of his thrope, utterly d8
feated, a.'wish.ahe has :~'hrborep fe