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THE SPECIAL SESSION.
The sjpeciitl sessiili of the legisla.lllire is eitled, tulI, Ii tre
diclefd in he Ih 1iilelin. it |jul.j.our ed ivilhol lII 'll i.hiii'n the
slightest reliel' i the dronlth.,l-siriken ftiiitiie,, in wihose iin
teresis it oSlensibly \vas (niled: it ad~journed wilhout passing
,,nie hill that il ll have lihe least effectl Iwa\\rl curiilg plrtl'i
leerst: Itll. it hais a recordip -1' i. inplisliii.,lt - i- c,.,inplish
ineil in lhe jitferests of the itirrult coiitotittliotis of Ile state
alt their l.olitiial ienclthiineti.
lPerhaplts nie\er iii the hist.li" ill' Ihe t!' iled Slales, vInt everi
ili roett.stlir'l. l titldays iii the siilli. has thoere heeni nti inistaniice
it' a legisai.lte so) I'lagrantl sl', litrazenly and Soi itraoikedly
Il'illting tilhe leiople's will as has this special session ,iiijust elided.
It will go tt\\w ill li ist lrl. Ibranded \wilth lnatIllhemnl --a-,lnilhlntem
for the hoty tas a wihole tratl eslpecially foll tl.hose idiviidual
iienlhiers inl the iiiajilrity \\iti s. openly displayedi theii' topper
0ili1 s.illl , l- the corrtlTli iniorests.
rth te e ifrel'shtitig lutI'ette iof he whtole SeMion wias tihe de
voolit oplt l iltlie haiti 18 li leilhers of lithe house, who vatliait
I' foughlt a lsitig fight aulgai.si theii ittlllitilii iof the inlete.ls.
lil, as a whole. l he legisaiinrie lhas gontie iiit I lhe slatles iolili -
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hier of supreme court justices have been put over by the sp(
ciml sessionii, bill we serve, ntice that the matter will niot r
there. The people owill be heard from on those questions.
Both Ilieasullres were pill I.lhrorlghl as "emergenciy legis
tion, as "iecesslail or ' lie l'reservaltion of the public peace a
safety." T''his. iof colrse. was done so as to obviate referri
Ihe measures to the people. who uniidoubledly would have vol
them do\ii by ve\ he\\ lming majoriies. Hlence, it. seems, i
in the minds n.' the corporale interests and their political mi
Fridays, the righl 1 of tierlllllndm, or inl ollher words, permitti
the peopile to governl themnselves, is a menace i I lhe comme
Yes, Ihe socila ssessionii hils ad,I oljorned and from the stan
poinlt (o the statel s iligarchy o ciiorruplioni everything is sat
fa'clry; till. \\t e piredi'tl the people are yet tIo tie heard Iro
.\niil inost inlereling develolmelits may be expected ill i
Iio i ut 'il IurI .
A FIGHT TO A FINISH.
Ilegiiuing at inoon Inday iuttle is in the throes of anoll
ilin usriai l displiie; l nd I liis time the controversy bears all I
Oearmarks iof becoiniug a veritable fight. to ai finish--a fight
whicih the iworkers are detlernined that justice shall bie do
The presieuttit I' I the Aniaconda Copper Mining comrnpany, I
mouilhlpiece. not oily of his own company, buti of Ihe lesser cl
plovyers of la.ir in the state's mining industry, iannoulfi(
Itrough his comlnany. s iress that his last "ioffer'" \was fin
toii he had nomithinig further to offer, and forthwiti retired
thlie seclusion of his palatlial summnner ihomre on ithe quliel shoi
uof S\wai lake. far from the scenes of misery and poverly,
froiii the sight of the lpinchlied faces anrid frail bodies of the pot
ly c.iin chlildrei ol his eniloyes, wh\'i demand ;jslice, who\\
iandii at least si.tficienrt wages to feed anid clothe their l'aiunili
Thie mnei are oit! The cra ftlsmen in the mills and smell
al Aniacoiila and lireat Falls and the craftsmeni anid man of I
miniers oin the hill ini little are idle. Idle in silent, proil
against ir condiliition which has become intolerable. Idle, not I
cai-lse they pire f'r idleness, butl been rise idleness is necesst
in order lo bring the pIto\erfll inolocth of Wall slreetl capial
: realizlation thal mei cannot slatve for their indruslrial mast,
to a pittllance whliich prevents the slaves from noulrishing tli
wii lbodies lland those iof Iheir wives andi childreii.
Andi , in this insltanice, al loeast, the iniduistrinil oiverloris cali
lay the walkoult to the "giralions" of so-ealled "radicals." 'I
strike is Ihe piractialilly unanimous decision of the rank a
file .of th.e lunions involved; taken aitI er cool º oiiii olleil
ilougtit aniid an a secoiind vote rulifietd by an even nearer uina
lois balt li thIIran was the first sIrike vote.
All 'of the "'ralicas," tihe "'anarchists. andi I ie " .giliator
as the coliliitnuy ihais sii often lerined the progressive leaders
pust strikes, were o tl of the city when thItie qucsliu l' I t
presenIl walkouil was considiered. Anid Ieh decisioni Io strike
lenforce their dlemaoiints for'( livinig wage aitnd slightly bIel
.......1.,,.n. ...,...-A;i .,,... - - .. uInn.,..u 1 ,,.. th, :..:I:nl :.m. ..' 1i ..,
\wor'kiIng c'iiiilions was leachel d oni the initiati\e oif the mIrn
Itlenlmselves- --ithe raink anrd file.
A i, ii e facl fltl this strike is the result of ecol, c alm amn
e'ollectel deliheraliolis by li, e mlc themselves is the greates
-indication that ii will he a fightl to a i inisil, so far as the strik
ers are (i'i'ncerned.
All s1rikes are ito he deplored:l hll the conditions wiiel
briing al.lt strikes are to be deplored even more. It doesin'
;li tl I'(ireasonI thal some t)I hus' ails of' ln. most Iof' whom atll
Ithe sole suipp lrt of fI'amnilies, will deliberalely qluil their ,job
finless lhere is an overwhelming motive in hack if their act. I
ldoesii't sli.ttllrhl t reason that these nien, already pinchel by pov.
erly, will dl ilif ritl ell y \\alk out fro'm their jobs, cul off th llei
Strikes can larigely he pre\'veiteiLf.. 1 the milinrg coritpanie
wvo lit adopt a policy oit jusiness atnii fi'u ;s to their workers
insltemad of I heitr present ipolicy 'it inirigue, ~'..1'e attemptiIs at
niale by the employvers to deal witlh Ile imeni tIhhoilgh the me
Sdilm I1' \veiinal aii clrr('up so-ctlled "ilah(or lead 's" Ifroir thi
oui.lside; it' Ihe companiiies \\nitld willinlgly agree I. .ay thhei
emprnlyes \\ages surt'icienl In keep the \\wol' I'rm the ,ldoJj'-t.hei
Istrikes w\\ ild lhe f'e and faI'r beltweeni .
lhat sIrikes sulch as the Ipresent oni e can never he wihllI
e eliminalted so ln'g us the syslem tinder \hieh we live permit
a manii like (ct Kelley ti live in luxury and idleness at a pala tin
suinier horne. siurrotndeld by plentyv o all that makes lilt
wi rt Ih while. \while the imen frotm wthose lalbor the wherewitha
to keep Mr. Kelley anid his f'amily ii luxutry are forced to slavi
iii hoil hoxes.'" alt wages insul'ficieil 1o feed and clothe them
selves andl lheir ' uilnlies; iforced i1 sl;ave al eni ploymenil it
w\\hich IIeir lives are daily in lange. in order that liuxury ma
ihe M'. Kelley's portion.
l tit l the lime conies \\'hien all men it will he pilaced onil It
Seqlual planei sio far as neeessilies-are i'niierned; the lime wihel
IIc e worker will he fed as regularly as his present employer
Sthe lime wheni the wiorker's children will he clothed as well an
Sedincateil as well andi 'ed asi well as all ,Iof their fellows, strike
Ie I.' tie hellirielllt iIo the enlitiiolis oll' fhe \wage slaves \wil
\gaiiin \"e reheal. the preiiiseit llfill t dia isturbanrce in 1u if
will. \\'e plreihicl. he a fight li a tfinish, . The acti ofn l' the met
ill voting twl ice by praclically uunmninlou, allots to strike nlii
all Iheir reasonable demands are fnel will. and Ihe nllimalurn
oIf' the company that ,o r'an'ther enlpromise will be fl'l'ered
indilcates that a deadlin'k has been reached, niot to be endei
until the company recedes fioim its unjust position.
\llirney (hietal Patlmer may tlhinik hie has a possible soli
f lin iI' tIhe lpro il'teeriig ,lueslion ill his plan of having ll ci
•'lair price c.mmialtees '" appointed by tie cointily food adimit
isr. litiiions p liish weekly lists Iof flair prices. lli it will he bar'
'yFor hilm I( c.tivince the peoplie of ite t' it. "Fairt. price
it cmnniillees, compousid ot the proli'ilers themselves. seeit I
is It. hle Il munci h of a .ijoke, a l I har i l one \\wilhlt---o i the caln
siimers. If Pallier waints real 'ait price commillees, let hii
ll see tliat a goliup io' ho .use\vives iin eact i 'ity are nalled. Thel
Is he might accomplish somelhing., it, only to inforlm the pepl,
Ir \\fhalt hlle. are alrealty (war(,e thalt f'he tle rchalnds are rob
' hinig Iliem.
\lrchdllie .Joseph. wilth greal ,'itlesceiisioi has so tar ,I
IIh layed aiiiiouncem'eniit of his "sen'lstisiiiol toi the lhungaria
I- Ihironii. lie still calls his Ipositioni "'g ver'in'or of the sltate," hit
i utay he inoitedl. his cahiniet olhf'ichhl ia es ilate tol stalte there wil
- be Iino monarchili y, "pr'el'errinig to let thie comning electlions de
ELUi Negligent Neighbors
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To the Editor and I'atlders:
The'Ih govelr tllnent dtocu(menti con
II taining information prov\ing tha
bMooney and Billings are the victimn:
of l.fraul peri'nly, andt framle-up cat
II' now be had by writng to your con
t gr"stman.tt ASK FOR DOCItUMN'I
No. 157 ITOUSE OF RPItESEN''TA
TIVEIS. This is the complete repor
oldbtlined by Densmore in his investi
gation of the Mooney case in San
lrancist'o. This rlport proves:
"The apparent failure of thI (dis
tricr attorney's office to conduct a
It' real investigation at the scene o
IC "The easy adaptability of some o
the star witnesses.
I' "The irregular meithodts pursuet
bPII by the prosecution in idetllifyinl
val'iouls de fendants.
"The sorry typle of t11i(n ant
., Vonlen b'rought forwardll to p4it\e es
T.iial matters of fact in a case o
glt:a Braet im portance.
il "The t .egmting inefliiennt of
well establishd alibi.
" The sangfi, with which the
Iti prosecution occasti~Ually adoplted at
\ untenable theory atnid4hen changeT
to anolther not quite so '1l+leportelro.s
- The refusal of the prdis'cutor t.(
a11 call as witnesses those wvho'.1tualli
saw the falling of the bomb. `
Na "The general flintsiness atd tl
Ilrobtability of the testimony adducei
together with the total absence o
till anything that looks like a genuin
PIt effort to arrive at the facts.
"''The reading of the test i mony it
this case is apt to cause one tI
ml wonder at many thinttgs. Thcs
things are calculated to cause in th+
t llilds of thie imost lltse at decidet
ill mental rebellion.
"Mr. Densmlore said he woutl no
attmDpt to analyze the evidenthce. be
I' cause by so doing he would 'plla
IIllO the ltil'hands of the conspiratlo
by lending a seemitng substantiti nait
lit to an edifice of sand.'
111 "So Ihoroughly have the prtincipa
witnesses Ifor tile prosecutioln beel
1 discredited that praltically all o
etl them have in effect tonaitess.d thei
parts in the 'frame-up,' leaving littl
for the in\estigation to look into be
yond a few questtins of mnoti\ves alr
I- modus operallndi-"
S The basic motive underilying al
the acts of thie [prto .te tion lpr.l ,ll
Ii- I1oit a deterit iaatllioii on the part a
l l't lertain tillployict intetrtlsts inll Sa
lpnllcit:;o to condnell their vai'ioit
tI business enterpirises itpot principl
t of the open shop.
As for their plan of operation, i
II- was simplicity itself. A terribi
ilI crrile had Ieetn colmlllitted, an
Ipopular indignation u and horro
eIl e\"lerlhee had blown to tfver Ileal
e' FromoI the Standpoint of tile ilnsclruptlt
Ions among the employe '! interest:
i- llthe ollllpportunity seemedlll made I
ordtlr'd. To bhlatm the outlratge ulpo
toeriltain agitaitors ill the labor worl
t l thleined not only possible, bilt, owini
to the various concomnitant plausi
till bilities. doubtless appealed i111o11;
ll 'the foes of organized labor a
possessing all the elllements of
ill stroke of genius.
+ The Densmore report charged tha
an affinity relationship in crooket
dealings exists between District At
IItly torney Charles MI. Fiic'irt. ond .1tldg
re- F. W. l-It'nsllVaw, late of the in'pr:iuc
mnot) court of the state of Catlifornia.
hal:t "'[enshaw exercised a sillister in
ious fluence over the office of the district
i'ue i ltorney.
l.se "Whenever there has been a legal
' of point to consitdr, or a new phase of
Pllt t.e testimony or whenever the dis
trict attorney has been puzrhie' d in
om- tlhe ondluct of his pIrosecution, he
the has gone ,lo i-(ilnshawa for consulLta
I e tion and ad\vice.
fact "'ienshaw rtlepresents that grloup
to today which he has always reprl'e
eil'* sented---the forces which have nmad.t
no1t for cor titptliot in state and city
_Ire politics. Ilenshaw supplied th1e
till brains which have controlled the
l awkward motions of the manikins."
his ·ite your conogressianln and
The, have him send you doculellt No. 157
- HouIse of Iteprosentativis -- !tt0
agoes of itleresting informall ion.
0on- INTERNATIONAl, VO 1KItEIS'
ihalt ])EFEINSE LEAGOC'U
can Editor Bulletin: Over two years
son- ago Mayor 5Maloney offered the vol
INTr ers of Butte a liolnd issue to vote
A- iupoti fol' a public malrket anll com
)ort for station. l-e dlid this inl spite
'sti- of great inflluence that was b'rotught
San to hiear by concerns imost interested
against offering the bondiis for a pith
dis- lie market. 'IThris is a mlatter of
a common knowledge. After the bonds
." were voted by ia large mnajority, we
Ifound then, and only then, that ouir
Iof city had overstelppled ils limit of in
Sdebtetdness, and the hondis could not
ue(i lbe sold.
W.rtn hen the women of lutte called
in:g Imass mleeting and demllanlded that
ld Iayor tMaloney deliver the market,
id ie madltie satisfactory explanations
s- all(nd howved that. the public lnarket
i of was the caulse of the financial down
fall of his administrationt. Every
f it year, just about Aug. 1, enough taxes
come in to bring our hIonded indebt
the edness within the legal limit.
an For the reason that the womeni
ged have camped on the trail of iMayor
ins. Stodden since lie watS seated, to of
to fer our bonds again for the ila lt.kl
ally and rcomlfortl staltion, lie sidetracked
thie mnarket scheme and offered 1he
h ionds for .lthe comfort station, which
_ces' was sold Aug. 1. tecause at thatt
of tilme the sale would he legal, is ex
tine titned above.
"'WHAT INFIIUE'NCED IIM TO
in LIAVE OUT TIlE IBONDS FOR T'iHE
to AtMZRKE1TI If the Ibonds had been
1cse sold Aug. 1, the market could have
the beek complleted ill 60 days, beinlg
ded i built 'o1 city property at Granite anti
Wyonintg streets. and there ilre
iot enough bdiilling blocks there (taken
be.- fron tile cityltl.reets) to make a bitse
lay ient and back' wall. At that tiine
)l the fart ers in the Bleaverhiead, lJet
(1 fernson, Madison, tlle Bilttir Hool,
Si., could have conit in with their
. root vegetables, hlleir" 4pples, pota
Paln toes, hay. etc.. ill car 1itk.
ieen M1ayor Stodden now has t$te nerve
I of to say he has given Sam Billiti'gr, $250
leir to eerct a mar'ket for the timle\being.
ittle with some canvas and kindling wood,
be. and if hei finds it is ai success he '.ll
and later erect the lpublic market. It T
not for Mahyor Studden to decide
all whet her the market is going to be a
rilg stlccess oir Inot. We voted the ibonds
I of I and wi'e want the mnarket and wte wanti
San! it huilt in tit le fior the fall crolps. The
iotsu I layor knllows,. lor should know, iillh
'iple tlhe kindling wootd nmlti'ket Ihe is erect
ting will dto no good in this 11. C. i..
t. it movemtent which is haintg brought to
blei at ll tte nton tihrouigh so imany
end camouflage agetncies. If thie mnarket
rror, for which we voted bollds i not a
eat. succees it will Ite betalluse c; poli
ill- ticil is apptointed as Imarket titan
Ists. I ag .
to It is possible for the mayor to
pon borrow $15,00t0 fromt the city and
orhl lluihl this l n kII iintu. eillltdiatel' , tilt'
ing IlnonIy to be Iel turned whlen the bonds
usi-I e sold.
ti-; If a: wihol"'ialer is found sl lli."
ontg an artic'i, to the small dealer for $3
as that cost him $1 and which lie sells
if to the large retailer practically at
cost, such informlation can be
that brought out at an investigation, but
ked this doelts the consumel r no good, and
At-. never \vill. The same old colidition
will obtain, and because the large
a little more of their reputation the
chances are the margins will be a
little greater to make up for the loss.
You know enforceable laws will not
he passed, because we ti'ed it in the
last session and got tripped up good
of and plenty by Washington McCor
:he mick of Missoula and William Meyer
of of Silver Bow, so now it seems like
ler it is up to the mayor to come on
nl through with that market, and if he
hll don't, well--wait until you buy
ity some spuds and apples this winter
which were grown right. around here
in tIie Jefferson or the Madison.
Idtige Ilang on to that. dollar that was
oe resltored to you. You will need. itl.-
for the worst is still to come.
A. II. MARTIN.
triet Editor Bulletjn:
On page 91 of "The New Free
dota," by Woodrow Wilson, lie says:
dis- I conceive it to be one of the needs
inof the hour to restore the processes
tie of common council, and to substitlutt(
Ith- e for the processes of private ar
rangement which now determlines
ep the policies of cities, states and na
il, ''"We must learn, we free n:en, to
rity meet as our fathers did, somehow,
he:omewhere, for consulltation.
the "There must he discussion and de
us. bate, in which all freely participate."
anld And yet after we have waited six
157 months for retlief demanded from
a lsolute necessity, and thelin try to
enforce our demand by a ptrfeci.ly
orderly and pea'cea:ble strike, he tells
"You fellows go back to the shop
where you belong, and we'll do your
thinking, and arrange your affairs
ears for you."
vot- I can't make those two statements
vote look alike, even by algebra, and if
:oni- miy inability to reconcile them is he
-lite cause of my mental incapacity, I
ilght wish some one woult set me .right.
stetl On page 49 of the same volume he
Sof "By tyranny, as we now fight it,
ands we mean control of the law, of leg
we islation and adjudication, by organ
our izations which do not represent the
in- people, hby means which are private
not and selfish.
'We mean, specifically, the con
Illed duct of out' affairs and the shaping
that, of our legislation in the interest of
'ket, special bodies of capital and those
ions who organize their use.
Irket "We mean the alliance for this
twi- purpose, of political machines with
very selfish business.
axes "We mean the exploitation of the
e'bt- people by legal and political means."
These statements are taken, he
men says, from his campaign speeches,
tyor and they are exactly what we are
of- out on strike for-to hold Woodrow
rket to his campaign speeches.
kedcl Can we do it? Well, that remains
hie to be seen; but of one thing all may
Iict he sure. We are very nmuch in ear
Ithat nest in our desire to have our leg
,x- islatures and courts run according
to the will of the people, and capital
1'TO relired fiom politics.
/PlI' C. S. NUZUM,
been A Railroad Sholnman, Livingston.
dillg o o
ane Ij Today's Anniversary.
tlen o . o
ane- Nicaragua Route.
tine IThe first regular transportation
lef- route from the Atlantic to the Pa
nott. cific by way of Nicaragua was opened
heir' 68 years ago today, as a result' of the
iota- great rush to California caused by
the discovery of gold, and the new
erve route by way of the' Nicarauuguan
6250 lakes and rivers soon became a rival
gin. of the Panama route. The prbject
ood, of building a canal from the At
krjl lantic to the Pacific across Nicaragua,
It ti was discussed as early as a ~entruy
cide ago. The United States favolfed the
be a Nicaragua canal for some tittle, but
fuds fintliy abandoned the projec -in fa
N'tut' vor uo the Panama route.. The first
The Nicaragukta catnal company was formed
itt in 1849.' but failed, and the: project
't'- i was not revived until 1887, when a
S,.' new companyl was formed. Actual
it 1o work was cothmnehiecd in 1890, but
antl little was acconil>ished. The reputb
rket lican party in 18 urged the com
0. a pletion of the cantr, and a commis
oli- 'sionl reported that tre, canal could
atn- be built for from $1198000,000 to
$135,o00O0,00O . A later comnmission,
to however, reported in favor of the
and tuianita route.
nds 0o " '
i Morsels From A
"ell Sage's Serap Book I
r at o0
be Where is the "lue river?
hbut The chief river of Abyssinia is the,
and tDehr-el-azrek (Blue river), so called
tion from the mud which it carries dowin.