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S P E c I A L.
By W. FRANCIS AHIERN
Laborites Deal ('runsing Blow at
At a conference of labor delegates
from all parts of Australia, held at
Sydney on June 25 last, it was de
cided that as soon as the labor party
secured control of the federal paria
ment of Australia one of its first
acts will be to delete the compulsory
clauses from the Australian defense
act and so abolish the pernicious sys
tem of conscription for home defense.
Though this is as yet but a pirous
resolution, it should be remembered
that what labor decides today, it
carries out tomorrow. It seems almost
certain that the labor party will se
cure parliamentary power at the
next elections--early next year, when
this motion will be put into effect.
It is the most crushing blow that. has
been dealt at the militarists.
Lalbo Party Has New Objective.
The Australian labor conference,
sitting at Sydney on June 24, decided
that the old objective of the party
was obsolete in view of the change
in world conditions, and framed the
following new objective of the party:
"1.--The cultivation of an Aus
tralian sentiment, maintenance of a
white Australia, and the development
in Australia of an enlightened and
"2.-The emancipation of human
labor from all forms of exploitation,
and the obtaining for all workers of
the full reward for their industry
by the collective ownership and the
democratic control of the collective
ly used agencies of production, dis
tribution, and exchange.
"3.-The maintenance and exten
sion of relations with the labor or
ganizations of all countries.
"4.-The prevention of war
through the settlement of interna
tional disputes by a tribunal clothedli
with powers sufficient to enforce its
No Exeptions for Land Tax.
At the present time, there is lin
exelmption of $25,000 in the Austral
ian land tax. This has always been
bitterly opposed by the majority of
the labor party on the ground that it
ihad the effect of inflating the value
of land and allowed speculators to
hold on to city lands. The Austral
ian labor conference carried a motion
to abolish the exemption and tax
land straight-out without any exenlp-1
tion. This, it is claimed, will have
the effect of compelling large hold
erls of land to sell their holding aind
cheapen land as well.
('onscript.ionists Inlllantd Prom-o Labor
During the conscription issue, la
bor in Australia acted in a decisive
ma1nne1r towards the renegades who
disobeyed the rulings of the execu
tives and tried to fasten conscription
on the ipecple. It wil be remembered
that conscription for cversea pur
poses was opplosed by the labor party
and defeated when votes were taken
on two ccasiollns.
Included ill those expelled from the
labor mloveZment \ere the prime n1in
ist(r of Australia (DMr. Hughes), sev
cral state prelliers anld other lesser
lights of the political party.
Lately there ha.s been a disposi
tion to allow thllen to come back into
the party now that the war is over.
However, to set the matter at rest.
the Allsralian labor conference oook
the matter up and passed a mnotion
that prevents any of the renegades
ever lbeing admitted into the party
ill Attend Internlational Confer
It has been decided that in the
futulre Australia·n labor will attend
international lablor conferences of a
bona fide working class nature. They'
will not, however, he parties to any
bourgeois or milk-and-water "labor"
gatheriings, such as are being staged
from time to time by the Gompers
faction in the United States. It is
definitely stated that they will be
represented at. the various interna
tionals that take place, except the l
forthcoming one of Lausanne (Swit-i
zerland) in August, a.s they cannot
get delegates there in time. Britishl
delegates will act on behalf of Aus-'
tralian labor at that conference. Ati
future gatherings, however, Australia
will have direct replresenta tion, as.
was done at the recent Amsterdami
Strikes in Auslrailin.
Several strikes are taking place in
Australia at the present itme. The
seanmelln are ou)t oil strike, and shipsll
are tied up all around the Australian
slates. .Metal miners are also out
on strike. Both these trades are ask-i
ing higher pay and better working
conditions, including compensatian
for sickness and1 payments for death
while at work. Meatworkers in
Queensland are out on strike-the
dispute being the emlployment of nonll
unionists. In a clash with the police;
on June 29, shots were fired by the
police, nine being wounded. The
police arrested two of the leaders.!
but released them as they feared that
the infuriated strikers would take
possession of the jail. 'rhe longshore
men are also out on strike---their
dispute being against the employment
of non-unionists also. At the time of
writing there does not appear any
prospect of settlement in view in any
of the disputes.
Nationalization of Coal Urged in New
Recently the New Zealand govern
ment appointed a board of trade toi
inquire into the coal industry. The
report has now been issued, and!
recommends the establishment of a
coal board to take over existing coal
mines at the valuation, pay 4 per
cent interest, and bonuses to share
holders and workers. It also sug
gests that the New Zealand govern
ment should run its own coal vessels,
control the carriage of coal on the
railways, improve coal ports, pros
poet likely fields, and give proper at
tention to the housing, health, and
social conditions of workers. Thern
are also other minor recommenda
ocrialist Party to Convene.
Mexico City, I). F.-The first na
tional socialist congress of Mexics
will be held in Mexico City, Aug. 15
lasting 15 days. The call for th(
congress was issued by the commit.
tee of organization, composed ol
Francisco Cervantez Lopez, secretir.3
of the Mexican national socialist
party: Attorney Adolfo Santibanez;
Felipe Davalos, and Timoeto Garcia.
Among the business to betransacted
will be the selection of a delegate
to represent the party in the third
international. The Mexican social
ist party is unequivocally "left" and
at the coming congress will uundoubt
edly adopt resolutions so coinitting
The declaration of policies con
tained in the call will be ratified and
amplified at the congress. The tenta
tive declaration includes advocacy of
immediate nationalization of all
mines, mineral waters, industries.
railroads and petroleum wells; uni
versal suffrage for all men and
women above 18 years of age; aboli
tion of capital punishment; free pub
lic baths and toilets; free medic:al
service; national prohibition of the
liquor traffic, etc.
The party is growing steadily and
many new members are being added.
Meetings of the Mexico City local ..re
held every Friday night at head
quarters, rented and furnished by
the party at Calle Rayon No. 16 (No.
16 Rayon St.). A constructive edu
cational program has been under
taken and lessons in Spanish and
English are given free to enable
party members to understand books
and magazines printed in both lan
To party has adopted resolutions
offered by Manabendra Nath Roy,
also a political exile and the Mexican
representatives of the Indian nation
alist party, protesting against the de
Dortation of Hindus from the United
States and asking the American gov
ernienttto permit the deported Hlin
(lus to choose the country to which
they wish to be sent. It is under
stoodt that many would come to Mex
ico, if permitted. Mr. Roy has con
ducted an active campaign in M6xico
to educate the people about condi
tions in India, publishing several
books in Spanish and giving lectures.
By R11. N. S. -IARUDIKEII
('ondlition of thew Massey.
New York.--Some facts about the
mill workers of India, whose condi- 1
tions in the words of John Scurr.
correspondent of the London Daily
Herald, "touch the lowest level,"
have recently been disclosed in de
bates in the house of commons, Eng
land, on the, proposed reform schelne.
The wages of textile workers in oinl
bay have been declared to be, by no
less a person than lir. Montague,
secretary of state for India, as lows
as 66 cents a week. The hours for
work range from 12 to 15 for men.
and 11 or more for women; while
children. the majority of whom are i
less than 14 years old, work on a
minimnumn for six hiours a day.
The wages of weavers in the mills
are the highest paid il any, ranging
from $3.71 to $594 per week. The
average wage is 8 rupees or 52.64 a
month. These figures have been giv
eo both by Mr. Montagu and Mr. Ben
Spoor, labor member of parliament.
The living conditions of the people
with such miserable wages paid to
thenl are beyond humllan (oncel)tion.
In the city of lomitbay. Mr. Spoor
declared, there were 750,000 people
living in one-room tenements. The
infantile death rate in the city of
tCalcutta in 1915 was 540 per thou
sand, and in 1916 rose to 675 per
thousand. Returns published in va
rious papers show that the dividends!
which Britisl-controlled companies
were paying ran as high as 300 per
ceit and 400 per cent. Before the
war ahe tBengal Iron Co. shares stood
at 5 s. ($1.20). Today they stand at:
£5, 10 s. (about $24.30).
The vast mlasses, says Mr. Sculrr,
i are housed in the most indescribably
filthy conditions, antid one is not sur
prised to learn that the people diei
like flies from cholera, plague and
i famine. The people who live in these
tenemients are the skilled workers of
the mills. and are as efficient as the
workers of Lancashire, England.
The operatives drink to excess, and
as the government derives a benefit
from the (drinikshops it shuts its eyes
to the fact that outside the factory
gates as the tired worker emerges,
there is the drain shop to welcome
him. HIe is illiterate and in every
way ignorant, and has 11o desire in
life except to forget.
The salvatibn of the worker lies
in education. At present the governl
lment teachers are few in numbelitr,
and those who have entered thie pro-I
fossion are so miserably underpaid
thal, teaching is shunned by the mna
Sjority of those who have the oppor
tunity for trainitng and for university
Teachers in governmentt schooels
are receiving a little over 5 s. ($1.211 )
a week, and out of this are expected
to pay constantly rising rents, to
buy food that is constantly soaring
in price, and clothes that are daily
becoming scarcer and dearer.
The governmellnt has made nii oef
fort to introduce free. comlpulsory
education aind as a resullt tile ilasses
sof the people (93'4 ) can neither
read nor write. The liberation of
the worker anld the peasant can comlie
only in proportion as the facilities
and the opportunities for education
are increased. Upon that point all
liberal and labor leaders are agreed.
1 Socialists Still in ('ontrol.
New York.-Fragmentary though
- the news filtering through from l-lun
-gary regarding Bela Kun's resigna
- tion is. it is, nevertheless. sufficient
to show that an entirely false inter
Ipretation is being put upon the
: events that have transpired there.
The capitalist paperll, of Almerica
have tried to demonstrate that the
goverlllnenlt has ceased to be a work
'trs'. government. As a matter of
:act. though Kun is no longer prenm
er, the new cabinet is socialist.. Int
Hungary, it will be rmeembered, the
two socialist wings, when the hour
struck for thele to take over the
reigns of governlmenlt, forgot their
theoretical differences and formed a
cabinet in whicli all shades of social
isem were represetelld.
In the cabinet which was formed
-.ipon the resignation of Bela K(ull on
Aug. 2, alny of the embllters of ithe
Kutt cabinet re-a ppear. The Inew
premier, Jules Peidll, is a tytpograph
er and editor by trade. His associates
are: Minister of foreign afifairs, Peter
Agoston; war, Joseph IHIaubrich; jus
tice. Paul Garamin; welfare. Alexan
der Garbai; colitmmerice. M. f)ovtllak:
education. Steolpht Szabo; home af
fairs, Karl Payer; agriculiture, Jo
slph T'aklos; finance, Joseph ilis
kics: food, M. Knittelhofer.
:While, therefore, there has Iben a
change of ipersonnel, the govern
uelltt remaintis a workers' goverilment
---and by the resignation of lBla
tKun the allies' face is saved, thus
making it possible to lake upl ilter
naltional relations with thei people of
Direct Act ion Usedl by Sill: \V rkers.
Pator;sonl. N. J.-- 1)irecl actioll tac
tics in the shop, without the inter
vention of any buisitess ageInt or
ulnionl oflficials, ate bt coltinlg all es
tablished custom inl this city. as a
result of six years of I. W. \\. lroa
ganda among the silk workers. \With
the present shortage of help. the
workers are ltmaking the 1miost of the
opportunity to demonstrate what sol
idarity can accomplish.
When the boss of Blakle iBrs. silk
mill at Madison and Grand streets,
discharged a weaver who claimed lie
was being cheated ill the nmeasuritng
of his cloth, the weavers called a
shop meeting and declared a; strike
for the reinstateimeut of their follow
worker. At the satme time, they deiý
cided to demland an1 illcrease ill
For several days, the bIoiss hIled
firlim, then offered to coltimpromiise, but.
thle workers refused to modify their
deinands. On thei fifth day, the
strikers setnt aI commlllnittee to call out
the workers in a iltill on \Varrent
street operated by the same firm.
Itather than have all his profits cuti
off int this way, the boss sent for tihe
strikers' committee and granted the
workers' demlands in full.
At the Criterion Silk Mill, Rail
way and Kentucky avenues, theI
workers decided to join tile I. W. W..
biut onle weaver refused to join anyi
union. Unwilling to work beside his!
sliotp indefinitely and calling onu is
men to comle anld get their m'Ioney
and their tools. They saw throughli
the trick, however, and refused to
be stanmpeded. PiThe boss, seeing that
his bluff failed to work, discharged
the "scab" and asked the woeavers
to conme back to work. They voted
to wait until the following iMoniday
"in order to give the boss a good
lesson this time.''
When the scab started in to work
in another shopl in the same building,
the weavers, although unorganized.
refused to work with hitm, knowing
what he had done. They stopped theo
looms and five mlinutes later ihe was
on the street looking for another
job and meditating on working class
BIG BAKERY PLANT
YIELDS TO STRIKERS
Treniton, N. J., Aug. 14.---- The Hill
lBuking compalny, one of tilhe largest
in this city, has Ibroken away from i
the boss bakers' association and
signed with local No. 261, Bakery
and Confectionery Workers' interna
tional union, for 48 hours, time and
a half for overtime, and a substan
tial wage increase.
Chris Kerker. general organizer
for the international, asserts that
complete unionization of the bread
factories in the city seems likely.
Bakery workers ars asked to keep
away from the following bake shops:
Dietrich's, Schomberg, lickles and
Kolb, whore the boarding-in system,
long hours and low pay still prevail.
In Iickles' recently an unfortunate
journeyman fell into the dough mixer
and was crushed to death, it was re
The Hlill compnlany wage scale is as
follows: Dough mixers and ovenu
nten, $32; assistants, $28; bchttlh
ien and helpers, not less than $26;
. three-year' agrement, reopened each
year for wage adjustment, union la
bel on all bread.
Tile increase amounts to front $3
to $6 a oman, it is declaired. The lo
CIil union comnitl.ee consisted of Or
iganizer Karkmer, and Esser, Barclay
aitnd Cuddy with Remele of the Pot-.
tery Workers' union a(nd Miller of
the Brewery Workers' local.
iD. A. ['lumley, ;mmtigration inl
spector of the departmlent of labor,
with offices at Sall Lake City, Utah.
SIhas written to the general headquar
ters in Chicago that he holds war
rants of arrest looking to the deporta
I loution of Fellow Wrorkers Paul
Bussert, Frank (Strazehill) Scinteid
er, Pete Mundy and William Kirch
er, all of whom were arrested at
Seattle while tile world war was on
and incarcerated in the alien enemy
detention bullpen at Ft. Douglas,
These fellow workers have been
trying to get telegrams out appeal
ing for funds but the commtandant
has refused to pass thenm.
Attorney Parley Christianson of
Salt Lake City will investigate these
,cases and take whatever action found
necessary looking to their defense.
Bulletin Boosters should patronize
STEEL TIRUST'S POLICE
ARREST UNION OFFICIALS
Olt(GAN'IZ-TION OIlI.IN' )F' 1
14'. O1+' L. NE.Illi PITT;li'tl (RO
Pittsburg, Aug. I3. TInh 'trggl-,
to secure the rights of IrIc8t, spio'Ich
landt free asseiiblyl iin Vlsllrn Plnll
sylvania has beel ;n nnill diiitl ilis
couragilng one. Yet il ni tionl
cmmlnlittee for org:aiii zingg ilnll
steel wolkers lihs Inilm e si) prog,
llor, in spite of 1t"umrous 1ir l8st
aid the otliher liarrassilig tailies re
sorted to by Itie slo! Irasi hirelinigs
occupying official positlions, it is ilniw
possible to hold IIe:illags nIIIioltes1tld
in McKooseport, l iia ,in, Br'aiddockl
and Homestead. Ini all of Ithies 1lIaces
the greatest labor lmeeting over seon
in this section are being held, and
ltien are swarilling intllo ill, unions
by the thousalnds, asserts the coal
nittee in a stalteiin. ;ssuiied, which
reads as follows:
"Surronoling Pittslbirg are bolr
oughs alnd lorugls. Ne'iy aill aire
importa.lt. s.ee, centers and all are
Ibald. Some arei wors than otherllis.
Thile worst one 51 so f l li!iscovlered ist
"North (hiltoni is a I typical oline
imani steel town. It is a place here
the steel trust has ialways Iiiad its
Sw- n sweet, nithap eored. nluratic
w~ay. 'The casual visitor ito the Pitts
liburg sectioll woulld not likely over
hoear of North (Clairton.I
"Yetl, withiiii its ltyrannical bol)i d
oli, SOllni 4,00)11) steel workers live
iout. their liiserable exist inlces, woirk
ing in 10 and 1-1 hour shiflts with its
cruslhinig, killing 24-holir shifts ;
the weekly ichanges. The nationalli
comnlllittee could not igliiore the plea
fro orgatlization on the parti of thllese
oislaved hunm.il beings.
P'e'rm I 1 eflluse. d.
"More thian hthlee weeks Ig;lo!, al
ailpiilcation to Ilthe iburgess oif Nliorth
(.'lairton" fo'r a permilt to hold a lmeet
ing was made. It \as instantly anl!
ilinsultingly relfused. I.e.lpeatied bul i -I
successful atltelmpts were, iiaile to
rent a hall. 1,lall iowners ill soeie
cases were syiiipatholic, lit t( e ltr-ii
rible reprisals against those c whoi
ignore the edicts of thel stee(l trust
have left a fearful memory behiniid,
antd they did 11ot dare.
"P. H. Brogan ow\is a lotl ill North
Clairton. -le is local secretary fori
the national coliiiiitle, in thlit placr.
He is ait fightilng man who fights.
'IHold your mlootilig on mliy lot, hli
suggested. So it was arranged for I
;ist Sundiady af(.tenoon.
"Sciretary IBrogall had I sign,
which he had fastened over his lillt1.
of-'ice torn-'down and destroyed. 111.
suffered many oIher indiglities. Intl.
hel fights, and all Ihis made him lIadl.l
1-He was arrested for handing out bills
adv\ertising tihe meeting that hi hadl
arrainged for on his lot.
"Bult the arriangemellnts were colal
plateid, and just before thlie firl
speakier was ready tIl tell the storyI
Ito the workers, (Constable While aiid
Illlurgess W1'illiamns cam.le onl thie lot,
came:;lll ol tht! lprivate pl'roperty (of S.,
ietary rl'ogan, and forlbade tih
Slp er Ar lrestl d.
'The llmeeting was olellnedl by (rI
g.unizer .1. G. Brown, but at the end
of a couple of mlinutes the constable
actcollllalnied bly a half dozen ('iar
negie Steel comlpany police, blustered'
tip thlrough the crowd and arrested
Ite speaker. Then the colltalltle'
completely lost his headl .
"lut thUlere was another headii
there. Captailn Bowen, chief of h(ie
Carnegie Seel (compllany police, wa-; I
on halld. He was one of the scl.lbs of
the great [lolmestead strike of I1SN2.
His brutal tendencies, his haliei for
unlion, hlas been developing in o;(ll
of the 27 years since that tine.
"lIe look charge of the situation.
'le poinltedl out six other organizaers
as by instinc't. Organizer Joe Man
lcy of the Structural Iron Workers,
was arrested for coilng fronll Pitts-
buig. Secre(tary Foster as a 'sus
picious chara;cter,' A. F. of I. Or
ganizer J. L. Beaghen for being
"A. A. Laussich, organizer of theic
H ine, Mill and Smiielter Workers, was
asked if Iihe was 'a mllenbler of IIe
AItil('icicilil l'edera ion of Labor.' IeI
admllitted it and was immlediately iar-I
rested. It. l. flail, organizer of thei
Illterlnaionall;l Asociation of hach ill
ists. was a'asedii and convicted iby
C'alltain Bowen of 'doing nothing'
and taken in. Secretary Brogan w;asl
yanked to jail without explanation.)
'"All the men were marched biy lthe
heav\rily armediii ciompany gunmeii u11lp
the big hill, through the streets oft
the town, ..roiss lots to the city jail
tin Clairlon, a mile away. Upon ar
rival ii dtmranild was made to know
ithe antlllont of hail required. 'The
dellmand wias ignored anlld all the ieen
throwln smamriiy into tihe filthy
cells of the suffocating jiail.
"Thisi jail lhas cells so inlgeinioiusly
conistl'ucl Ited tat a flair-sizCd man
canl nIeithller sta.d;itl lp1 nor lily down
straight. One :can only sit ini a
lhumpd-lllil-ilp lpositio. Each was frll
nislied a cell, a toilet that haild tp
p larentll y !on inch usII : e and little al
tentioil. The steinc'ih oil a hot day
like Sunday was sickening.
"All liIh orlganliz(ers were kept ill
the vile jail till night ulnable to coni
niunhicate with either friends or their
attornley, bail having beenl refused,
and would undonbtedly have had to
spend thi' night there had it not been
for the activities of some labor mllen
iroit Pittsbullrg who hlappened alonig
just as thle arrests were made. They
racel''d arouiind tOWln. located tile lur
ges"sd and forced hiin to fix the bail.
'They furnihed it and, just before
dark, thil Lini were released.
"Mother Jones, hearing of the out
rage in North Clairton, sent a wire
demanding she be billed for a speech
in'that place on Sunday. Her offer
has been accepted.
"TlholsaInds of mill' WorkOl'rs, ill
;rateful retnlenibraiiee of the many
acrifices Mlother Jonlle lihas nlatle for
them, insist they, too. alre going to
)e in North Clairton, and. if she is
;oing to be dragged to jail by the
'rutat (Carnegie Sti,,el coilmpany po
:ice with the sanliclionl of the iliu
licipal authorities, they wallt to hli
'lye-witnesses to the ildepths to which
corporate hirelings can sink."
Manufacture of Popular
Brands Reported at a
New York. Aug. 11. The cigar
shiortage is so l ilous that the inilted
cigar stores, the(! Sh lte stores; anld
lthe Edwin tCigat'r iicompany l's stores
are forced to liil ullllnini ss and ca.rld
hoard displays iito the winldows to
fool thile public, the press colinlitte
of the striking cigar makers aln
The strike of 2),).010 or more cigar
llalers in Now York and vicinilty is
nlow going ilnto its secilond monith,
with the resull that thi .tinuifacltlre
of the ipoplar biraitds has almost
sloppled, anld outlll-of-town ciga r ceol
teris are equally crippled.
Mlorris Btrown, secretary of Cigar
Mlakers' local No. 144. is ill C(hicago,
authorized biy the joint adlvisory
hiariid to confelr with George Perkins,
pIresidentl of theI Cigar Makers' In
ierlationall unlioni, on thle general sit
unation ill ihe cigar industry.
' itllam , FIla., leading. P'hiladel
phia land Yorli, Pa.. and Newark are
ott solii, lthe New York strikers areo
and be assured it was not
made in a sweat shop
UNION MADE GOODS AND WHERE SOLD
SHOP IN BUTTE
Cannon's Shirt Shop
itI, AI O Ilt hil)lNG
"'loul'r Bososlm Friend"
CHICAGO SHOE STORE
7 8. MAIN ST.
WORK AND DRESS
BRANCH 43 E. PARK ST.
O. K. STORE
24 E. PARK ST.
Cll(hitug, Shoes, Ilats,
Overalls, J umpetrs, Gloves
\\We reconugize the fauI
II l Iltc \way of the
wvjrlkecr is. le right Iwaly.
Union Made Shoes for the
Golden Rule Shoe. Store
39 E. PARK ST.
Alw ay lIs e afi st p-sible
sI e;ys Il( Ie lowest il s
For sale by all dealers
HOME BAKING CO.
Here Is the Resolution of the
United Mine Workers Demand
ing Fair Play for the I. W. W
Vchiereas, the United 1Mine Work
ers of America, district No. 14, in
their fight for industrial juslice have
'learned the bitterness witih which
the coal operatlors uiile aglillnst (the
worker's and the extent to which they
will go to accomplish Ihetir own pur
Whereas, Ihey have learirnd also
that this samelli injlusice is exercised
Iy tthe owners of many othler indIS
tries, especially inl their dleterl linna
lioln thai the workers shall not or'
ga;lize to iprotect their rights, and
Whereas, inl November, 1917, a
groupl of 35 mlien, all iiemtbers of i;
iiwly organized union. the Oil
W'olrkers Iitndustrial union. wele ar
rested without warrant in the oil
field: in andl about Algustla anld El
dorado. Kansas|ls, and for nearly 201
molltlihs thave beenli held ill variots
ja;ils thlroulghout the state, and
W\VhreOas, the oil fields of Kansas
anid Okltlahonla have foliir many years
l;'(en ill Ii badly dlisorganized state,
(ever ;e' liln tIo fiiorm a iunioli of tlhe
wa.lulk i i. . ig crushed bIy the own
'irs of ; I wells, i land
\\ltie ' . oil two sellliparatle occl
ilons, t'..' is. in SeptelL liu i'i', 1918,
anld Malrch, 1919, the indictneut
against thelso 35 ile.11, above referred
Io. was lqulashed, Ithei Granld ,lJury
histiiy conllened, a new inldilctient
rt'llurned, anil the ll ase set over to
the Inext Ioirm of court, nlld
W\'hereis, while we alr u1lllnc
qliaintled with ithe clhrges alleged
againllt tliheso oil workers, except
lthat the indlicilenlt chlarges viola
tion of Ill ( eslionliage act, he11 draft
a lt. the food a d fueil acrt. all of
which are w ar measures, llover-the
los, we belieov if any crime had
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head to foot at the
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AT THIS TIME
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THAT ARE NOT
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Male inll 1 .le
'attrolize youril Lnion IBroth
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bIeen committed by these workers it
would not require two years to
frame upl an indictment that would
stand tihe test in court, and
Whereas, the long months of .im-t
iprisonment and tile great expense at
tached io the trial of a case of such
magnitude nc~:,ssitates a strong de
fense fund, therefore.
Be It Resolved, by the executive
board of district No. 14, United Mine
Workers of America, that our or-.
ganization lend our full support to
our brother workers in the Oil
Workers' Industrial union, to the
end that they receive justice.
We, therefore, recommend to the
members of our organization that
the various local unions throughout
the district levy an assessment of 10
cents per member on each membef
of your local union in the month of
August to assist in the defense bf
Ithese brothers who have been in
prison the past 20 months; the
amount donated by each local union
to bIe sent. to Thomas Harvey. dis
trict secretary, and lie will send you
a receipt for the amount and will
also send all money received for this
purpose to the proper parties in
WVichita. who are connected with this
case. The local unions are not obli
gated to pay this small assessment
unless you feel disposed to do so. It
is hoped, however, that our members
will resl(pond to the call as they have
always done in the past to assist in
the great cause of justice, those
whio are now in a position where they
are tnlable to help themselves.
Signed on behalf of tie executive.
Pres. Dist. No. 14, U. M. W. of A.
Sec. Dist. No. 14, U. M. W. of A.
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Clothing, Shoes and Fur
nishiings of all kinds with
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112 W. PARK STREET
17 W. PARK STREET
Hats, Caps, Ties, Work or
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Overalls, Tailoring, and
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14 N.' MAIN ST.
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