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Less Wilsonism and
Written for the Butte Daily Bulletin by Harry Lee, Living
ston Hotel, Livingston, Montana.
Livingston, Mont., May 12, '19.
Editor Butte Daily Blulletin:
I am a subscriber and supporter
of the Bulletin. I contributed $5 to
the defense fund. If every word of
this letter is printed I shall remain
a subscriber and become a stock
holder, if not, my subscription stops
next mouth when advance termi
nates. Having read in the valuable
columns of the Bulletin Saturday.
extracts from messages, speeches and
letters of our presidents from the
great Washington down to Cleveland,
in regards to tangling alliances with
foreign nations, my greatest wish is,
that every man, woman and child
in the these great United States,
could have a copy of the Bulletin
placed before them, so they could
read the dignified words in regards
to tangling alliances of the great
men who laid the keel, built the ship
of state and steered it through the
world's treacherous waters. Yes. and
wisely managed its affairs regardless
of the pratings or pleading of for
eign monarchs, home capitalists, ty
rants or traitors, and brought her
to a safe haven, where her command
has been turned over to the present
(lay spoilers, who are as bad as the
pirates, barbarians and foreign en
emies, those very dignified writers
suppressed years ago, and who will
suppress those aristocratic outlaws
of today. It is up to the wo:king
masses to do it. The two-legged
coyotes who call themselves patriots,
wave a little American flag, prate
and howl for everything they read
in the capitalistic press, and. woe be
to the working man, who produces
the very bread they eat, if he dares
to open his mouth in defense of the
republic or good government, or his
own defense when autocratic or cap
italistic oppression becomes unbear
able. But is there one of these pa
triotic degenerates of today who will
prate or howl in defense of himself
or the men who found this great re
public or in defense of the genera
tion yet unborn---not one. Because
the capitalistic press is telling them
that everything is running smooth
in this country and abroad, with the
exception of a few I. W. W.'s and
a few nonpartisans who are preach
ing anarchy in this country and
should be suppressed at any cost, and
a few bolsheviks in Russia who
would like to upset the ieace plans
of all Europe. The dry Iiauior mat
ter baked in the narrow craniums (If
these dark-night professional patri
ots is ready to absorb all this class
stuff. 'T'hen he is ready to take a
gun and kill like a "Big Injuu" in
defense of what he calls peace and
good morals. He is a nuisance and
dangerous to society. But what muat
ters that, when he uses his gun in
defense of the capitalistic ruling
c('1as? Liberty is his. But not so
with him who used no gun. But
only good sound words in defense of
the bread producers of the world, lie
is sent to prison for life. or for such
a time that he will want to enjoy the
few days liberty he may have to live
when lie gets out, so lie will say no
more against the gilded gods and
tyrants and why should he defend
the oppressed any more? While hI'
lay in the filthy dungeon for talking
in their behalf. They didn't raise
their hand, not even their voice in
his behalf. They go on day by day
iuiconcerned about the man who got
in prison trying to better their con
ditions, spend their last dollar for
capitalistic papers and picture show
tickets, then laugh aid rehearse the
funny part of the show next day to
their fellow workmen, di'cuss the
funny sheet of the paper. If they
would put nonsense to good rense.
a few dollars to good use, they could
liberate every so-called political pris
oner in this country who forfeited
his liberty in their behalf inside of
48 hours, without spilling a drop
of blood. And now referring to the
ctrict adherents of all the presidents
to the advice of the noble Washing
SHOES FOR ALL
A person should buy their shoes
these days at a store where none but
GOOD SHOES are sold-a store in
which their confidence will not be
Our shoes are selected from the
best makers' best efforts, and the .
man we shoe this year will come
back next year.
We know from past experience
that once a customer always a cus
tomer. We are UNION lM EN,
SELLING UNION-MADE SHOES.
CHICAGO SHOE STORE
7 South Main St.
Branch Store, 43 E. Park.
SAY YOU SAW IT IN THi HLl, TIN
Come, to Swede Finnish Temperance Association
FOURTEENTH ANNIVERSARY FEST
SUNDAY, MAY 18, 1919
at S. F. T. Hall, 625 East Galena at 8:30 P. M.
Good Program NO ADMISSION Refreshments
SAY YOU SAW IT IN TillH. BLLETIN
Under the Ar'-ices of the
e Sons and Daughters of Norway
Sl titIay Evning. May 17
At Eigl t o'Clock
TF E rogr n Rersihnents Dancing
Admission, 5,!cw a Person
ton, is there one man in this land
to resent the insults to the name of
Washington today? By W ilsonism;
is there one man among the working
masses today that has publicly ex
pressed his olpposlition to Wilson's
hobby? This league of nations, we
hear of a few in public life condemn
it. I condemn it. The so-called
peace conference is not a peace con
ference, but a war conference; they
are laying the foundation for the
greatest war that the human mind
can dream of. and in that great scar
drama the United States will be a
star at tor. I feel very sorry for the
generalion of Americans that are to
stand ,the slaughter. This genera
tion might escape it. but the next one
will see it sure. 'fThe gilded, selfish
few who are laying down rules to
handle a few of the oppressed in
lhabita tos of the globe should re
member that if their pet scheme
doesn't give justice and satisfaction
to at least ItaIf (If ihe human popu
lation, it is only a castle in the air,
and a dangerous piece of job-botch
ery. Evolution is at hand. The Eu
ropean war lhss opened the eyes of
the persecuted natives in the remot
est corners of the earth. Suppose
the league is ratified by the great
United States and a good part of
Europe. the eastern part of the
world which will not 1( represented.
contains more than half the popula
tion of the world. The very boldness
and selfishness; of this league, as far
as it has gone, is enough to condemn
it, and only greed or ignorance must
have been its mother. 1ook at
lrtland. all outrageously oppress
ed and wronged people. right under
the nose of this self-styled "h'man
league," gets no help; no considera
tion whateyer; no self-determination,
as was mentioned before the weat.
Oh, no, that was only to get them to
go and make German targets of
themselves. ('cian. will you ever
quit fighting other people's battles?
No talk of making the world safe for
democracy now, rin(l( a few of the
big powerful drone nations are safe
now from the submarine. You have
helped to do the dirty work a(tain
in this will, same as ýyou have often
done before. Now the 11ni( war gods
are setting in conforence dividing the
spoils. But there are none for you.
They are planning to control the
world s arms and armament, so that
they can also control t10e drfenseless
people. It is plain that a league can
be formed by the people that
are not recognied by this
league, that will 1 1ake it look
like a Sunday schtol pienic.
Then1 what ? Weil. Ro(1e fell. Spain
fell, Germany fell. Russia fell: and
say. John I ull would have fell hard
er than any of them. if it hadn't
been for his little Uncle Samnmy. and
so trill Woody Wilson's lhobtiv full.
What's the matter, Americans? \We
(lected it president. IWhy don't we
denuand hint to servo Amrericn first.
not Europe. Our form of govern
ment demands a president in office
contirny ou. ly, and the l onstiti1ion
only gives the vice-president unthlor
iy to fro in c Iolf of the prlesidentl'
removal froi t office. ghis resigfatiot,
death or constitutional dischiility.
(The constitution doesn't give the
Dresident any right to leave his cotun
try, and when he goes; more than
one league fromt the Amiericen shore
lhe is a deserter. The great framors
of the constitution nover had it in
their head that a m111 would ever
get in the highest office that had
gall enough to go abroad dine and
wine with the royalty. ;and take rap
his quarters in gay "ParIe,'" 11h
town of fine feathers, stilt stocke.
and showy calves, or they would have
layed ai heavy penalty. 'T'hat is very
un-American. When Preotideft 1(pant
ventt more than a league from shl ('.
11e was on the high seas. and 1t1e
"sowl was heard from coast to (oSt
)bo1t the United Staes being with
'olt a president. Here we have i1 ma1an.
or did have a man, as president who
's so un-American as to go to any
foreign country he please:: and forth
alliances which has been forbidden by
every good statesmnali since colonial
days. I hereby appeal to evere good,
true American to organize at once
and make a stand for ti:; Lend of
government Lincoln describ'il, i'
gardless of party politics. O1r Ira
cut government is incompetent and
extravagant. I say so without laity
prejudice, for I am a democrat. t
republican. a socialist, an I. t. C.,
a nonpartisan. and a bolshevik since
I have read true stories f-om Russia.
Stories that wore not contamt inateti
by the "royal" press. I an wiat alty
party that produces upright, honest
men, who will govern with justice to
all alike. regardless of standing, color
or religion. Tihere are good teon in
all pai ties, b utlmany had ones: many
white and true hearts beneath black
skins and vice versa. When a gov
ernnimlit imprisons a citizen for crit
icising tItt government. you rinl bet
there is somiething wrong with the
government. 11 shows the criticism
was just, or at least there was a
cause for criticism. Any school boy
can see there is just cause for crit
icism. eltbs saw it. titd his true pl
triotism compelled hint to speak of
it. Prudence and justice on the part
of those criticised would never have
jailed Debt, but incompetency and
ignoranctre orts to prison
bars for protection. I)ebs has proved
to the world that lie is patriotic, that
lie has a jealous love for his country
and her toiling sons. lie was a loco
motive fireman. I have often (0 it
him. He was chosen secretary of
the It. of L. T. and held that office
for years. lie worked hard trying
to get the railroad orders to federate
in order to got fair pay and fair
treatment. He was unsuccesstful. so
lie organized the A. 11. 1'. and pltud
ing too touch confidence in his first
lieutenant, who was called a big rtd
ical, the A. IR. I'. lost the greatest
strike this country ever heard of.
but the railroad orders, after 2: or
30 years, found that I bis federation
scheiIe was no dream. for they fed
crated and got more than they ever
got in their history before. Of course.
poor Debs was locked up in 1594.
Too much capital in Chicago against
Limt, so they sent hint down to Joliet.
The government came to the aid of
the capitalists aIhen, as now, and they
locked Debs up for obstructing the
miail'. Debt sphrt his life with and
for the bread producers. Will this
itan Wilson pardon himt when he
comes back from gty atree't? 1
wonder what did Wilson do for the
good of the country in lis day? I
don't reiicnmbtrt. He was president of
a college. I believe, and the public
statement of a college president, some
years ago, that it man over 40 was
no benefit to his employer, and it
scenic is though lie said after the age
of 411 a man oigltt as well be thloro
fornied. The hardly ttilers sure
w.oulldn't. elect a college official after
that, would they? But then Wall
street ran produce more votes for
some men than a good part of the
country tan. I wonder if Wilson ever
did say that a certin price was enough
for a clay's labor? Sot I ttoale ru'ns,
anyway. I know this: that Wilsoit
was governor of little Nera Juersoy.
and I call little New Jersey of which
this great, great Wilson was govern
or, the '"mittier of trusts," for capital
tamte frotm far and near and formed
trusts under the favorable laws of
little New Jer.ey. She was one tilt(I
called the "Dom inion," ' e'tt se i in
1817 its; legislature allowed ln l x
king to hold real estate. He was aon
Mlien and the word was passed ill
other states Ilhat New Jersey hail
quit 1lie tunion. It looks dibiois for
New Jersey, so I will forget it.
Now, I ani a patriotic American. i
want to see 01))' gover nienit pro1)plr:
also, the lowest being within our
domlain. We hear daily of the. tretes
uroy deficiency. Lt. us 111ke law.; to
stop the leakage. I ain taxed for
everything. tint the little air i
breathe. I anm drawing my hard
earned wages under government di
rection. Then the same government
takes part of it from mie again and
calls it taxes. TI'ht y tax the very dol
lars that I earn each day they see fit
to let mIe wort:. Wilson's state is the
mother of trusts, and if Wilson is not
the father of taxes, then it must have
been that ancient king who taxed the
birthright of his own son. Instead of
paying high taxes, it is time for the
people to recall their president they
have hired at a big salary. I- i has
no business wihativer in Europe, din
inig and wining with the filthy hob
nobs of royalty is very un-American,
and I defy Woodrow Wilson, or -
-- to sign any cirate'd of the pen
that would be anywass binding ltn
the Amierican people, and to prot~ect
the United States treasury and up
hold the brave founders of this re
P1ublic, cud ii' citizen of the Unititdi
States do hereby appeal to congress
to frame a bill and piss it at this next
session wIll]h) 1hall be worded in t
lawful mialiner to mean as follows:
Any person, or persons, holding ally
office of trust, hi either election tit
appoinitment undeir the conatitultionl
of the United S~ttes, shall not go
more than one league' from the Amer
ican shore during sulc term of of
fice unless he or Ihey belhng to tIi
diplomatic corps, or arniy :11d1 Intl
officers in disalhatge of theit duty.
Any person or persons who sthal
vioiate this act as heretofore t111l i.
or ally person or petrso5ns wt5 h11 may
have been more than one league from
the American shore six 1110111 is pre
vious to this enactmnent, wiho would
come under this act should have been
in force, shall forfeit each day:s pay
or fraction thereof, the -time I they or
he may have been or may he absent
from the U'nited State.:; anld, further.
be it written that should any vessel,
vehicle or aircraft bhlorr ging to the
ited States be used by any persoll
or' person, who may have been abroad
six months previous to this Inaet
mlent or who may go after this en
itm lient coming within this act using
said vessel, vehicle or aircraft, shall
p--y full charterage for such vessel.]
vehicli or craft to collector of port
of entry. Said persons or person, cone-!
ing within this act. must pay all their
own expenses; and. now Mir. Editor,
if you can read this letter, you are
a better scholar than I hi01. and, of
course, you should be. You are aup-i
posed to have gone to school. lI
never had the chance. But if you do
read it and print every word of it.
I will consider you able enough to
run a newspaper, and I shall count a
paper run by such an able man a
good investment and I shall become
a siockholder- H. D.
It you want to seah, buy, exchangl
or rent. use Buiietin Want ads. They
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Wage-Earners' Shopping Guide
AUTO REPAIR CLOThING AND TAl- HIATS FOR MEN POOL ROOMS
SHOPS LORING FOB MEN Nickerson, The Hatter, Lammbro's Pool Hall,
_____________________112 W. Park street. 42 Fl. Park St.
Lacey Auto Repair and Service Big 4 Tailor, RESTAURANTS
Shop' 17 West Park Street. HARDWARE
Allen & DaUeta, Leland Cafe,
Allen& Darell,72 East Park street.
Grand Avenue Rrepair Shop, 207 Fast Park Sewell's Ilardrware,
Corner Harrison and 221 East Park street. Spokane Cafe.
Grand. Shirley Clothes Shop, Shiners, Furniture, 17 Sounlt Main St.
Auto Repair Machine Shop 14 North Main. 76 East Park Street. Motm GaAfe,
M. 0. SMITH. 401 S. Wyoming __________-----__--- - 29 W. Broadway.
CHLIROPRACTIC JEWELERS 69 Iast Park Street.
Golden West Cafe,
Montana Jewelry Co., 227 S. Main.
AUTOS BOUGHT Flora W. Emery Opticians, Etc., atl ao
AND SOLD Room 9, Silver Bow Block. 73 East Park street. Ilaw NlN m
AND SOLPeoples Loan O'ilce, 32 Wiyo m in1 .
28% East Park street.
CHILI PARLORS Brodie, the Jeweler, " ` 12 t is
E. H. Rupert, - 40 East Park street. Savoy (afe,
228 S. Arizona St. Classic Chili Parlor, Powell Jewelry Co., 84 Last Park.
ClassicCiliParlor,_112 N. Main St. -_-_-__ _
210 North Main. 1. Simon,
' BANKS 21 North Main. SHOES
______ ___DAIRIE - -__
-_ _ LAGER BEER Chleago Shoe Store,
Yegen Bros., Bankers, heat Yet futter Shop, EXTRACT 7 S. Alain street.
Park and Dakota streets. 322 S. Main St. Walkover Shoe Co.
- u - 46 W. Park Street.
IBlue Bid flutter Shop, anegr Bieer E xtract Golden ulue Shoe Store,
BATHS. 209o W. Park St. A. CRAF, 720 S. MONT. iPeter Irinig. 39 H. Park.
Crystal Creamery, __-_-_-__
----- - - 459 E. Park street.
- LADIES' TAILORSPiAST
Steam Baths, SPECIALISTS
604 E. Broadway. D I. DursteT
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _aker. Dr. W. 11. 1laviland,
Ma kei'.71 West lark St.
BUCHR Jac cues Dr'=g Co., Those 2764 1R001 436 7 etPr t
BUTCHERS 1957 Harrison arenns, N. Itix Blhg.
--___ __ ___- 604 W. Park SHOE REPAIRING
I S \\'.itk. DENTISTS LA[IE' McManin Shoe Shop.
(clit nI \int Set, 1A nu Shes rp
2: North Alain. CARM ENTS 5 S. Wyoming.
Western Meat Co., ---- Progressive Shoe Shop,
121 E. Park St. Union Dentists, Popular Ladies' (larment Store, 1721 Harrison Ave.
Independent Market, Third Floor Rialto Bldg. 63 East Pat k Street.
203 South Main. The International Store,
210 E. Park. SECOND HAND
BAKERIES F U RNITURE - CLOThIN,
M U -MN'SEWERY, EOTT C.
1I7 I;. Park St. Shiner's, Furniture, Emporium Clothes Shop.
Manhattan Bakery, 75 E. Park street. 34 1. Park. Uncle Sara's Loan Office,
25W. Park. BKoadC.Funtr, Fashiont Tailoring, 11 5. Wyoming.
Dahl' l03aker onaaSre.58 West Broadway. Palace Clothlng & Shoe Store,
107 N. Montana treet. ---.-. 53-55 E. Park St.
Royalo B akery (GROCERIES Montana Clothing and Jewelry TAILORS
~O Suth ain.Company.
Home Pairing Co., ~ ~ ____________103 S. Arizona. Flttl ion 7,uitoring Cr).,
Olympia St. 0. K. Store, 4 .Pr t
______ no r-cry,il\ it 24 E. Park St. Bernard .lacohy, Tailor,
811 . il .ln i.Bouchers, 19½h S. IDakota street.
BARBER SHOPS I" \"cIir"or 27 w. Park St. Montana Tailors,
\--- J. R Hotky 425 N. Main street.
Con L~owney, 2701 Elm St. MFEAT MARKETS B. anhl. Tailor,
3,:, N Main. Allen's Grocery, ______________ 04 WV. Park street.
Pastime Barber Shop and Pool 1204 B. Second street.
Room, Kermode, Groceries, Ed's Market, Duailec Woolen Mills,
210 North Main St. 421 East Park street. 500 1East Park. 62 West Perk Street.
Poyriter's Cash Store, -
Park Ilarber Shop, 1854 1Harrison. W. Oertel,
86 Il. Park. S. F. T. A. Cath Grocery, PHIOTOGRAPHY 431½ 5. Arizona St.
627 East Onlons Street, - - - - -- ---- Big 4.
BATTERIES T. J Medarnhy. Thomson's IPark StudIo, 17 W. Park St.
RECHARGED 64 E. Broadway. 217 East Park Street. ------------
____________ McCarthy-Bryant & Co.," UNDERTAKERS
MontttaItateryStaton,317-319 East Park Street. POOL hALL -- -.
220 5. Arizona. Bishop0 Bros. -- --t-- - Larry Duggan, Undertaker,
180teWalnut St., Golden Gate Pool Hlali, 322 North Main street.
i19 S. Montana St. White Hlonre Grocery, 272 East Park.
___________________ 500 West Park. Daneiel & Bilbos, Undertakers,
1Z5 East Park street.
CLOTHES CLEANING --OPTICIANS
AND PRESSING ( ENTS' FURNISH- VULCANIZING
INGS Montana Jwelryt Co.,____
Bernad Jaoby,73 East Park St. J1. L Mathiesen, Vulcanlsing,
isa.Lsota DLtreet. Powell Jewelry Co., 40 East Galena.
Merlrly Money Back Store, 112 N. Main St. Butle Vttlcanizintg Works,
r1Nlt\CCO AND 65 E. Park St. ________________1942 liarrison Ave.
(ON FECTIONS hLO0M E FURNISHERS OUTFITTERS WELDING
Pat .Mc~ennaS, Nartiotal Stupply Co., Francis J. Early, trxy Acer rica, Wralttg Works,
311 North Main. 10 W. liercury. 7i5-719 E. Front St. 110 Sout I Ajrrtiza.