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MONDAY, JULY 14, 1919.
Ri.hanl'ni (ohlble wa a n reat E'nlishmlan: store Ihurn tlht.
he vwas a gr eal ilnteri'alilon lisl: altlhou hl) llnol a s. i.. lil'it. s
'lavx, yol lie (im b- perceived the II, itlel'lu ill(g ' tll se, Of w1't'
:as lyilg' in Ile am lhili n, lf llt e rallitlly develv lintg iiluloialisaln
Hte early saw the c.nllnel(.ion h1 lwvieen il!ril'l' la 's (Intl w r
fare hellvlen n(tioins Intl lievol<Il his s14le(li(1 eneI(i'gv (lnt
aIbilily I a(qillailntin;'i the Il itish li lie .il illillte facls ill
lH is ji(i lit' lillernl esii , . ]h ,Ill iin sl4e('e 'hes alIi i ll is \v'rilings,
lii t cloe. I' k1'n 1li4 I('ee'"s epli ill 1 'of hle sl'l(,s i 1l' Vr\'S 1 114 tl hisi
hared fo(r I 4! senseless s45 I' Iin l OS ii IIf'Ilinen e o v e si isfIci
lithe desires ,' their i slers.
S nmile Of hit ull rtln'e.s woublltI alldy ,ljusl as aIIly Io lresenl
1lay c'onaliliais as In the limes in w'hi.h the1 1 w" ere wril< l n:
1My first and greatest objeclion lo lhe war, geutlemenn, has boenl
th1e (d,lsive, I had almnost said fraudulent, pretense under which
it has been made pop1ular in t1his counlry. I mean that the feeol
Inrg of the people have been roused into enthusiasm in favorl of
the:. war, bIy being led to entertain the belief that it was to effect
obje' cs wlich 1 know and fell, at all events!, it nevelr was inltendedl
to cf!r ct.
As tarly as 18i,2 he sit.llel :
I wish we had a map, on 3leri1tor's projection, will a1 red
spot printed upon those ilances by land and sea where we have
fought battles since 168'. It would be seen at a glance thai we
h]ave (unlike any other nation under the sun) been fighting
1'1or1igl (nelies up111on01 every p1art of the earth's sulrfa4 e excepting
1,11' oWil territory-thus showing that we have been tile most
warlike and1 aIggre(ssive (peolple that ever exis(ted.
We shall do no good until we canll ring hom l to the conviction
and consciences of 1men the fact that, as in the slave-lrande, we had
sulrpassed in guilt the whole worl(1, so in foreign wars we htlve
been thile most aggressive, quarrelsomne, warlike, and bloody nation
under the sun.
The irenletlh.nls iil'lttelle of Ilhe Dross, ilread y eilrolli..
Ity llho ex tlniling class of (se'at lriluin. was als, rec'ognlized
Iy (C hllei., I'1 lie 4illiled Loi'4l AIel'tleetli as saying:
It was not the 1parliament or the publie, but the press that forced
the government inlo the war. The public mind was not at first in
an uncontrollable state, but it was made so by the press.
lie rl'e'errlel (o Ihe lies of I el kell lpr'ess in thliese w .'1ts
Ihal arct as iti' I41a'y is lli- W'o'te whnel i willeli:
Mly object in writing is more especially to suggest a plan which
I thave often thought of---that of going through the Tim1es for
about three years and taking out enough for a short pamphlllet of
its inconsistencies. false assumptions, unverified predictions, and
bombastic appeals to the momentary passions and projudices.
A,,\I (, y lliPPre was tow! lin ' . iI i Ei'l)e Iial 'ilialim'e-cal)
ilal TI111 \\ l1 Inle l I (' 1 'llll 11g I1ie \v\.1r l i l(o the I' iosll ' el'l'ilel
eloriod i of' sinh:.lr' l r i lihistl(lry: I il Ia l :oluteli re(co1g. ize( Ilhe
(Iliit '(l ' It 'ivilizalinii is show n by hi)\\ l . li (' nll o l the 1 i ll'lil
The Inmoney power, reated bIy the Vast sllums voteld for the sulp
piort of the stlandling armallllllnts of Europe, is tilhe grar tel s diffi
('lilly e have to encollunter in trying to reduce lthose peace
It is illllissi le to I, read i l he vi ew s o\\ ' I' is. l'g e ('lit l'Il('t'l'r
I ilholt 111 rel lizing' 144 II llIe e liea t'y I'uiresl in wli ' al ilii'retli'I'
tie w'rI'I l i1as (ril'lig m ller' hl e rIle tof i sys;l' I n . (ll haf W\a.s
ye'11 inl its i lnfancy.
C\clllel!i's tIvl'i'e \\II1was not hooded'l(hl: \\vi lih e i'esIlll we arei'
tall fallitiliar': ielll'rialistl has liken i, hill~., yet lithe ir(,( cIId
is l t lll cotli lele: the \orkt'rs are s ill dt ing l i or their hl lers,
bill there areil o li iiio lis thai the v\i.iol of ;ollh en, it \ li'leos
\\W trIlI, wiill soon he I'l l'illj i l.
Hll y l :lio ' it lalkes lto makiile his visilo l a realily i lerln( itn s l1lpo1
DEMOCRATS AND IRISH FREEDOM
'iii'e I8:a ! Sii' lihy. I)1 , 'l e's l'li i liberly have slAail.ld
theiir ars i' 1 'ar1 l the slilver,' lr l le 111' 1i demi ,icr lic presidentli
to la te. Iolle s li'le, stIi li ll. Sile ere h ll l ui.1 alliisla(aIlie exlpti'essioh
il' llurl ose i to liberate ihe Irish iinliol(. Ml illiohn, Of lrish healrts
ill A'terienln hoiilX(in have I aulitio14'11 iiitl i 144 liv'4Im- one sleri
wari'd oth comi cmma (411'l1 \VI 'oo lt'\V \V ' ils n whic lie wtill strike
i':ing'lilnl' graisl l'roti Irish I 4lir bl uos ail sl i tll ev'ery lrilishi
hihw .liay ilall scurryingl !1 Ith( plrole.ion oI' Iis ()\\wIt ,hares
stilh I 8 hours a iii Ihe m issa le' lf Amerio.il t
deno'les livv pito liillne i.o ialier umle n1ll-i'lligs, ('hilif t deiai to. I
(11 l t.l ',1ric iation 1 al l ih iie ilt e o. ( hl i tlli---t l li a 'icipae l shc ll (ll 4 ol
tlen ire ,Ieoitial p i'e i gniiT a ie r 1i21ie. t t s ee i 1
deonlcratic presideint has nlever voiced.
Register Now SAVE THE PRIMARY JulDay 18 I~ist
Sign Day on Witrch
the Petitions S tkegister
Union Stock Holders in the I
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, Livingston.
MACHINISTS' UNION-Great Falls, Butte, Livingston, Seattle.
CEREAL WORKERS-Great Falls.
BLACESM'IT'1S' UNION-Butte. Miles City, Seattle.
ELECTRICIANS' UNION-Livingston, Deer Lodge, Butte, Anaconda,
BAKERS' UNION--Great Falls.
SHOE WORKERS-Great Falls.
PLASTERERS' UNION-Great Falls.
RAILWAY CAR REPAIRERS-Livingston, Miles City.
M USICIANS' UNION-Butte.
BREWERY WORKERS' UNION-Butte.
HOD CARICERS' UNION-Butte and Bozeman.
STREET CAR MEN'S UNION-Butte, Portland.
METAL MINE WORKERS' UNION OF AMERICA.
PRINTING PRESSMEN'S UNION-Butte.
MAI LERS' 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.
BUTCHERS' UNION-Great Falls.
INTERNATIONAL MOLDER'S UNION, LOCAL NO. 276-Butte.
LAUNDRY WORKERS' UNION, NO. 25-Butte.
PLUMBERS' UNION-Butte, Seattle.
BROTHERHOOD RAILWAY CARMEN OF AMERICA, LOCAL NO.
TRADES AND LABOR COUNCIL-Miles City.
HOD CARRIERS' UNION-Helena.
BROTHERHOOD RAILWAY CARMEN OF AMERICA, COPPER
LODGE NO. 430-Butte.
BUTTE FOUNDRY WORKERS' UNION-Butte.
TAILORS' PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION-Butte, Portland.
BOILERMAKERS, SHIP BUILDERS AND HELPERS OF AMERICA
-Tacoma. Seattle, Livingston.
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF BLACKSMITHS AND HELP
ERS, LOCAL NO. 211-Seattle, Wash.
WORKERS', SOLDIERS' AND SAILORS' COUNCIL-Painters' Hall,
BUILDING LABORERS' UNION-Seattle.
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BRIDGE AND STRUCTURALT
IRON WORKERS AND PILEDRIVERS' LOCAL NO. 86--Seattle.
AND TIIOUSANDS OF INDIVIDUALS IN BUTTE AND MONTANA
1lioner (hinl'lmings, (+h1lirinman of the national c 1mmillee of
ile dlo ocrali. larly, the party which is appeali"g to American
v\,lers f',r Sniill rlI1 l he g.'',. n(.in that it fill se(-Ilred self-de
l(rillination I'r sim ll lnalions, slid notl. mleIllion Irelllnll ill his
s\l''ec1.1. II 51110 l l l''lI 1llhe ftl' c of tlhat insignii icaillt lillle islmi-(
I lIru(ce liroier'. Alld this, ill sIIhsltance, is the way Mr.
l oio'l, er expressed Ille alliltde a dl luirpose of the groat demni
lciilie i llrl ' it Iii sth Sl)j ect of Irbish i leleg alelS II-:
'The .nly exl'use nIgllallnd has ever of'l'ered I'r holding Ire
la08I i ll sn .jecli,,n, was the necessiily ,1' self'-de['ense in the
'el'11 ( .' I1 la' 11( 's Ihii g ilte 'i a wal \ w ills'tt 4' l11 i 1 ' Ire
Inluil woere indlele lenllt, she nmigh. . e seized by England s en
elny ail made lhe hbase of hoslile opertialls against. ranglanldl.
,(tlen eralic Iarlt, will eliminatle the possibility of war, I'ngblulld
will have n( hi'.erlber 11.1e f',r Irelai and hence will set her free.
Tli i(')r l If'e, 1,'o l vers i I' lrela.1 , 11'11 'S y Il l IsI ( l o | (he11.
'"re'l ielin o ratic p rtyli -il . 1The greatl dei l eralic party a(11 l the
groealesl of den ,ocr'alic presidents have already achieved for
0, inn w Ir <Id ;lresl dlesire---Irislh f'reethonl. You .just can1't tsee il
Yet. 11 h11 is I ."
A\.l. iln spile 01' _i _ "ringing declamli_,." i appears therx
a (e Ifishlllell who ca. li y el see 'Whlere \\ ils(ilt or 111e dtem1 -
ctalic Hirly hal s gained rreedomn for Irelandl. In fa(l, lhere
are those amlnlon the Irish--. somelthing like 111) per eeo ,--who
characel'rize IIe I' lsmne forensic +, allenipl lit .ile hlu ,oralle
\s in t1h hopes of Irland front su hi..le oncrals ats \Vilsnl,
( ni' 1llill1 S ;111(l Kt l'o lni l', anlglo1-lllillliIne's all, ('01111110 ' sense
shoh. l slimi h Ill lhev are non-exislaiut.
As to Ihe lw lohalbilily oIr e'Vel 1110 possibilily .oI' lf reuler as a;
lresideh liaI caln liiltlle, I;(l( save )lle mark! \ 'ils 11 is had'
ei.og . -. ,
THE RULES AND THE GAME. i
I'olili's is the alme ofl' gýv,\ernl ti l. A. 1
II is played by vgroupiS ofi mei-- claseS. I
Like atny Il ,her amnie it is played nec,.,eing Ii rules. 4
11 is the endleav'ni' olf eail'h g i''tli. Ir lalss, to have l' e uII lel
hiau le in iis I'aviii.
IThe grl' p o' Hlass that can suI''CeI in hi.\'vilg the I'riles iniae
in its Ifavor Iecomes the tiuling class.
Thle .ulitg cllass may is the capilalist 'lass, lhoeaise' they
have s cetited in 'ettling the rules anmi le in their I'a\v'lr.
O.'n way ihe rliling class has to lkelp thoe ii les in its I'o\'r is
to mike the rules so that the oi' kin. class nannol mulelishtttil
S ln\\''.el are sent il thlIe le"'isla lie l ,dies. who \\'tiile the
.ls il iuch ite Ic l i lic a ngia ge liil ithe aver'age n .lti lan ot
ml,,lslrta l llthem. A. d then 11 lie Ih, a\vyers are selector( io iii
leip'el the rules xvhei lihe cla'sses 'l Ito qilinreling 'lv'er the
i.'t ife. I
T`he Ihing that \w' 'rries the ulian ' class is Tie 1i.',eteasing
'etlliniess \\'itlhi which' . the \wor'king clas learns the. ruiles. Only
a sht'l limhe aiig, they ecealed a 'ile 'o.r selecting eandlildates
calledl a "'limaiVv lhiw.i" andl lthe \ wrlkers so easily ef'uIght ot to
hliv to alpply lihe rile Ithat l x\ lthe tinler.s are ei'azy ht change it.
inne.. day. Ithe w'orking class will .'el.use to play, accordin(g to
the rules o' the capialist class. They will adopt, a s.qt of rules
of their own. O)ne ot the mnai'n ttle, will he the, one adopted in
luissian-tihai t anoe exce'tl those who belong to the working
class can sit in the guame.
This will l'rce all into one clhs. do away w\'itlr class
sltr'uggles, alnd politis will hec'ne what lthe miname Imlnpiies--
the science of governmenet.
It' i lsleal of' chlilittitg tihat I heal liiaitt \xin the wortih war.
ienertlal llaig hadl claimed that pel'filiious Alhiont had \ort lthe
peace conference, tlhere would be ..ne dispute hintm.
The 'lBipg Five pa~inbrok.r.ers have liIt'ed the t'ootd hIltcXhcad++
(on (ermalany. Nvow watch x he "Ilig lie'" packet's lilIt the mi'.at
prices. Take another hitchl in lhe belt.
A l:weu';r is an exl.mert on deel'catlii justice with Itht law.
L With the Editors J
There is no disposition to accept
as a panacea for our social and eco
nomic trobules the naive advice ten
dered by a certain Lady Pope to the
convention of that amazing society,
the Dauj:iters of the Empire, at
Montreal. In view of the prevailing
uniiest she counselled her hearers in
sublime and perfect seriousness to
make a point when they passed a
workman to say, "It is a hot morn
ing" (or a cold morning, as the case
might be), and when riding to the
theater, bejeweled and bedecked, to
keep the lights of their limousines
darkened. No other pronouncement
has lately aroused quite so much hi
larity in Canada.-B. C. Federation
The "one big union" idea is spread
ing. Its latest advocates are Henry
P. Davison of the Morgan firm and
Fraink A. Vanderlip of the Rocke
feller banking interests.
These gentlemen have been to Eu
rope. They have seen famine, dis
ease, and unemployment blackening
the lives of hundreds of millions.
They have seen chaos yawning be
Ifore civilization. Also they have seen
a supreme opportunity for the busi
ness men of the United States to
make their pile. The world cries
aloud to Mr. America. America must
save the world. How? These finan
cial experts answer: Through one big
corporation." One big corporation,
backed by the government, run by
the bankers and utilized by the busi
iness omen to feed, clothe and recon
struct Europe, all at a handsome
Under ordinary circumstances these
gentlemen are quite sa.isfied with
the disorganization and inefficiency
of private business. Now, however,
in the face of a supreme crisis, there
is but one way out-unity!
For the bankers, one big corpora
tion; for the workers, one big un
I ion.--British Columbia Federationist.
* * *
T1IIEHOWN TO THE LIONS.
R. B. Smith, editor of the Butte
Bulletin, Spanish war veteran, was
thrown to the lions last week as a
horrible example of what may hap
pen to a free editor in Montana. Ed
itor Smith was convicted under the
espionage act of sedition and fined
$4,500. His offense in reality con
sisted of an honest expression of
opinion anent the action of the state
council of defense, which had under
taken to prevent launching of the
Butte Daily Bulletin. The Bulletin
arrived, however, and has been il
luminating the landscape of. that vi
cinity ever since, much to the dis
comfiture of the Anaconda and all its
agents, both in Butte and the state
Morsels From a
Sage's Scrap Book
Whadlt W'as the Name of Henry H1ud- iK
The Half-Moon, a yacht of eighty
tons. Hudson, while on anothe:
voyage in search of a northwe -st
passage, discovered the great bay in
the northern regions which bears hi:'
name. He was there frozen iii the;
ice during the winter of 1610-11. 1
While endeavoring to make his way
homeward in the spring, his crewv
became mutinous. They finallny
seized Hudson, bound his arms aniti
placing him, his son, and seven sick
companions in an open boat, without i
oars or food, set them adrift upon i
the cold waters. Two ships were
afterwards sent from England to
make search for him, but no tidings
of. the bold navigator could ever bhe
gained. His dreadful fate can only'
.o- --- --- --- . I
1 Today's Anniversary. I
Dynamite was first officiadly triedl i
and approved at tlartshamt, England.
51 years ago today. Alfred Nobel'
was the inventor of the now general
ly used explosive. Nitro glycerine
had been discovered by Sobrero in!i
1 847. Nobel began the experiment
with the dangerous substance in
1863, but found that great uncer
tainty and hazard attended its use.
In 1867 he conceived the idea oi 1
m~ixing nitro glycerine with some
solid and absorbent inert substance.
Siliceous infusorial earth proved to t
be well adapted for the purpose, .
since it took up as much as threel
tiimes its weight of nitro glycerint
w\ithout becoming more than damp 1
to the touch. This mixture of earth
and nitro glycerine, to which was a
addted a little allkailine material to 1
neutralize any acid that might be set
free by the latter, Nobel called dyna
'uite. Although less powerful than
nitro glycerine, dynamite is far more i
de1t'endable and less dangerous.
Ignited in the open air, dynamitet
will burn rather than explode-al
though it woutl be just as well to
accept this statement as fact without
o --- o
Miss Adams was born in Salt Lake
City on November 11, 1872. Tier
fatther was James Kiskadden, a busi-;
ne..s man, and her mother, Annie
Ady.'ns, a well-known actress. The
future star was just nine months old
when' she was carried on the stage
for a play called "The Lost Child,"i
produced. at the Salt Lake City the
ater. V hen she was five years old,
in 1877. Miss Maude Adams played:
her first speaking part. When John,
Drew left the Augustin Daly com-!
pany to become a star under Charles,
Frohnlan's management, Miss Adams,
was selected as his leading woman..
She made her first appearance as a
star under Charles Frohman.
--T1115K IN INTERES--SAVE
Has Norma Talmadge Sold Her Soul?
To all people who think and who
have learned to love the art of Norma 1
Talmnadge, her appearance in "The I
New Moon" is, indeed, a tragic thing.
It is one of the most pitiful prosti
tutions of art that capitalism has I
ever brought about. On seeing it,
the writer-to whom Miss Talmadge
has always personz:ed beauty of
body and nobility of soul---felt as
though he had been gathering beau
tiful flowers and, upon looking at
them again, found them to be vile, I
ugly weeds. That the beauty and
art of Norma Talma.ge should be
so mercenary a thing that it could be
sold for propaganda of commercial
ism against the struggling Russian
mnasses, who are reacoing toward the
light of the new da1,, ;a enough to
steel the heart of a saint and drive
the faith in human kind from the
soul of an idealist.
The New Moon, now running at
the Ansonia, is a I:cture of Russiw
under the bolsheviks and deals with.
the worn out and discredited lie of
the nationalization or women.
The filthy lie is po:rrrayed in such
a powerful manner, and the acting is
so perfect that the picture is bound
to have a potent effect upon people
who are not conversant with the
truth about soviet Russia.
Miss Talmadge i; pictured as a
Russian princess, who is dispossessed
by the bolsheviki and who is running
a store in Saratov at tile time of the
passing of the "decree." After the
passage of the order the most sick
ening brutalities that could have
birth in the mindsl or American im
perialists and their lying lackeys are
flashed upon the screen. The wolen
are raped at will by drunken Ieasts
of soldiers, and those who refuse to
be chattels are executed. Finally, the
princess is arrested and taken to
Karenoff, who gave out the decree,
and, at last, is rescued by her lover,
who is one of the former nobility,
and therefore respectable.
The picture is abrl::t in as much
as it shows the Russian people as op
posed to, and hating, the "tyranny"
of the soviets. The :llssian people.
the most Christ-like and forgiving
race in the world, nave learned to
dispense with that w-JAch is not for
the good of all the people and would
not tolerate "soviet tyranny," did it
exist, for a day.
The soldiers are drinken and lust
ful, in spite of the -act that intelli
gent people know t'hat prohibition i::
rigidly enforced except in the region:;
ruled by the dictator Kolchak.
From beginning to end the "New
Moon" is the most sordid piece of
reactionary propaganda that has
ever been seen in Butte's picture
houses and Miss Talmadge has either
been made the innocent tool of the
heartless interests who rule America,
or she has willingly sunk to the level
of the women of the streets. Let us
hope that the former -3 true and that
Miss Talmadge will g:ve a satisfac
tory reply to the editor of the New
Majority, whose letter appears in this
Political and Industrial Conditions
In Europe and the United States
(George P. Vest, the author of the following article, jy
cently retired from the position of special assistant to Mr.
Basil Manly, one of two joint chairmen of the United States
war labor board. Prior to that he was editor of the Public,
one of the national magazines of liberal opinion. Mr. West
is perhal)s best known for his connection with the industrial
relations commission, or which Frank P. Walsh was chairman,
[he federal body which conducted a country-wide investiga
lion several yeairs ago, revealing a remarkable story of the con
slpiracy of capital against the workers in this country, and
iplcaing before the nationL facts regarding the industrial situa
tion which form a basis for all campaigns for a better indus
trial order. Mr. West was one of the chief investigators and
joint autlhor of the conmmission's report. Mr. West has re
cently bIeen engaged to write for the Bulletin, in connection
with theIgo FargCorier-Ne\ws, a series of letters on national,
industrial, poIitical and social events of great significance.
New York.-Taken at their face
value, nothing on the whole Ameri
can horezon is quite so discouraging
as the manifestations at the annual
Atlantic City convention of the illib
eral, reactionary spirit of the leaders
of the American Federation of La
Alone of all labor movements in
the world, the executive council of
the Federation praises the Paris
treaty and covenant as the nearest
to perfection ever attained in inter
national affairs. It takes tha Big
Four of Paris at their own valuation
and utters not a word of criticism
of arrangements that have been de
nounced by every liberal group and
every liberal individual in the world.
Coupled with this utter and abso
lute approval of the Paris doings of
international capitalism, the Federa
tion chiefs have gone all the way in
declaring war on those who disagree
with them, by taking up the current
cry against "Bolshevism" and so giv
ing their authority to the campaign
of proscription and suppression now
being planned at Washington.
True, the executive council de
clares for the lifting of the ban
against free speech and free assem
lily, but their tongues are in their
cheeks and they do not scruple to en
courage and incite the legalized
lynching of sincere and high minded
radicals of the school that challenge
their right to speak for the American
democracy. Thus, of Scott Nearing,
former professor at the University of
Pennsylvania, who gave up a bril
liant academic career to enlist on the
side of the people against the plu
tocracy, an article circulated during
the war by Gomlpers' American Al
liance for Labor and Democracy said:
"A term in jail, while drastic would
perhaps cool his ardent posings."
In New York, one of the first wit
Snesses called before the special Bol
shevist investigating committee of
the state legislature was Hugh
Frayne, the Gompers lieutenant on
the war industries board and organ
izer for the Federation in charge at
New York. This committee was
The picture is a powerful appeal
to the women of America and to
them we would say that in soviet
Russia woman has been restored to
equality with man anlu is given op
portunities to become his moral and
intellectual equal, wuich are unheard
of in America. In Russia thereiidsn
dominant sex. This would be well for
the women of America who are still
in the grip of wage-s:avery and pros
titution (respectable and otherwise)
to thoughtfully consider.
The letter from the editor of the
New Majority follows:
AN OPEN LETTER TO
MISS NORMA TALMADGE.
Dear Miss Talmadge-Last Sun
day I saw you in your latest film
play, the New Moon. In this play
you deliver a message to the working
people who come to see you act. If
what you show is the truth, if this
play tells the truth, then things are
truly terrible in the land of Russiw
today. Then truly, in the land of
Russia, woman is a slut and man is
a beast and the whole human race
is a cheap.and dirty lot.
I wonder if you know that your
play is a lie. I wonder if you know
the man who wrote the play is a liar.
I wonder if you know yourself that
you lie in your representation that
the women of Saratoff, soviet Rus
sia, today are sluts victimized by
beast men. I wonder if you have the
guilty knowledge that your latest
play, The New Moon, Is propaganda,
or whether you are innocent of such
knowledge and are therefore the
puppet instrument of the rich and
powerful financial forces of this
I wonder if you know that the
cunning and greedy elements of our
nation, the men responsible for in
voluntary human poverty, are in a
conspiracy of lies about soviet Rus
sia and that the lie about nationaliza
tion of women is demonstrably a lie
and the evidence of falsity is in the
possession of every newspaper and
publicist in this country.
I wonder if you care to write the
New Majority (also the Melting Pot)
an explanation of how and why you
came to appear in a film play that
propagates a lie and a defamation of
millions of men nd women who are
struggling toward light.
I wonder if you understand that
intelligent workingmen and women
in this country who see your face,
your beauty and your talents em
ployed to this end cannot believe
otherwise than that you have con
sciously or unconsciously drifted
into the psychology of that class of
women whose souls have expleriened
the soiled degradations of white
Write us about this, Norma Tal
madge. We shall ask about it again
next week. Write. us frankly afld
honestly, so we may better kiotw
your soul when we watch your face
flickering on the cinema screen.
ROBER'b M. BUCK,
Editor, the New Majority.
spawned by a reactionary property
controlled legislature which ruth
lessly killed a legislative program of
industrial reforms so mild that it
had the support not only of women's
organizations, labor and Governor
Smith, but of such papers as the New
York Times and Evening Post.
Frayne went before it as a friendly
witness and spread on its records for
public consumption an attack on the
socialists and 1. W. W.'s that left
nothing to be desired by it sreaction
This same Frayne was Gompers'
choice for the labor member of the
war industries board, where he dis
tinguished himself by opposing the
wheat guarantee for American farm
ers and by acquiescing, so far as the
public knows, in the outrageous high
fixed prices for coal, steel, copper
and other corporation-produced com
Reaction and bourbonism ruled
the roost at the Atlantic City conven
tion, but untder the surface were
signs of a stir`ing that eyentually
will give the lie to those who claim
to speak for labor and then speak in
the interest of privilege and the es
How far the reactionary heads'of
some of the older and smaller unions
will go was shown when Major Geo.
Barry, president of the Printing
Pressmen's Union, announced at the
Atlantic City convention that James
J. Bagley of Franklin Union No. 23,
New York City, would be expelled
from the organization because he was
a "Boleshevist" and not etithusiastic
enough during the war. Now Bagley
is thetman whom Frank P. Walsh
singled out as having made the ablest
presentation of labor's case of any
union man who appeared before the
war labor board while Walsh was
chairman. And when Walsh, direct
ly after his resignation from the
board last winter took the case of the
harbor workers for presentation to
the board, it was Bagley for whom he
sent to help him. Bagley's one.crime
is excessive zeal in behalf of human
(Continued on Pae- -'ve.)