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Ieaed Every Evening, Except Sunday, by THE BULLETIN PUBLISHING C00.
atered as Seeond-COlas Matter, Desember 18, 1917. at the Postoffice at Butts, Montana
Pnder Act of March 8, 1879.
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The Daily Bulletin is on sale every day at the following places in Butte.
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MONDAY, AUG 18, 1919.
Come down to the Bulletin office and sign
a monthly pledge :-: :: ::
It does seeml rhatlher strange .doesli't it that. while Ihe tIyan
Fruit Cmlnlpany's ot'ticials. nto.w are willing to admit that the
building andi stock dlestroyed was VPrthl $100.(000. last yea.r
when the stocks f' silpplies stlored in the warelloiise were said
to be considerably larger tlihan they were yesterday, the Ryan
co('tltpanlv valued its building at oily $ 1 .,1s., its stock of menirt'
c(landist. goods and w~ar'es stored ial $3a.0. and its fixtures at
$375. a total of $10.353. But this latter valuation, it must be
aldnitted. was that given by the iyut colllpaly ti o the ciounty
lssessitr for plurposes of taxatioin.
Surely 1.1 would seem that eilther Ihe Hllaun companuy fulsi
f'ied its assessment repor, t by a i:uut $83.0 5 \wlieni umatkiing its
retlurn to the assessor' lasi year. or else lihe coni mpaly y-esterdar
had apalloxinmatel.y $83.(ii- worlhi more hood stored in Ilhe
Iuiblitng than it did last vear. Iui either case the discrepancy
belwieet last ycar's vailnatin ari d that e' yesterday imerits the
attentioin tof both the county antd the federal authorities.
THE POWER OF THE PRESS.
Probably ill no. counitr'y on this globe does the press exercise
lhe iinfluenice ov Ce the muass-mntilt thuan it does inl this land of.
the free: if any people cun Ie said to get their .pliniuns ready
ina.de. the staltemlent can lie c.insideredI very near the Irulth
when applied to the inhiabitatns or the if ited States of Amner
Yet the average .\imerica \vwould be Ihe l;st Io admii this
fact; it is not liv ai meIans uInctmlmin to he Ir an individual
voicing what. I'ir lhe sake of courtesy, we will call his opinionL
in, words [that are quoted almost v'crbalim ifrtom same capital
iThe iprinted wvord has iintense power over the unthiinking:
there is something convincing about at sentiment expressed by
means of black ink on white Ipaper: to say that one ".sai\ it in a.
newspaper.' is the final and unanlswerablJe replly l tohe skep
It, will tot do. as so many radicals are fund o dtoing,' to dis
miss with a snleert avny r'efer'entce to tihe power of the l'ess ill
these United Stales: lI inilerestimate the strength of your ecn
emy is no o unl foolish,. it is suicidul; to the scant aini slingy
supportl ac''rdedlcl the working class press ut this couintrliy irust
lie acrl'ibed il a large measure. the chaotic c ondition of the lh
bi,' inovemel nt. t (conditioni that it(kes for sleepless nightis oit
the tartl ,t' lthose iwho realize that on the workers falls the I'c
ielndouis burdetn o.f building' the new order om the ruins Of' the
I'xper'icince shouitll have taught its by this titue that bIecaiue it
statement is highly imipriobable is no reason why it. will iot ihe
believed--il' it is repeated ot'lent einough; water ldr .ipliing n. a
stione il time wears a groove in the hardest rock: just so dihes
the mist impiro..blte statenieit. hby constant repetition. wear a
grioove in the mi.ass-mittii: it scenps out a niche in which it en
Dr'. \we need go ni tarther hack init. . histry i11 (11. th yer'. s
191-17. II will bie remniemiberedi by some lint i 1910 wie d
eleceled a i re-ident: tatier we elelcted a diatir who hadl "
servedl oIne lerm as president and the elect.o.l resulted .s it, did h
liausiie the v.tei's were coniiced that lhe niationi had beene
kepl out of \war by Ihe acltion and alilllllde of. \\:iidrow
Hlating wair as all people (d. when tlI iinsalno. the citizens of
this nltiion. \ilthli e sltogan. "'lie kept .s out tl' \\wa " oil lheir
lips. Ietr,'iled \',iodrol' \\,it ol io the highest office w\ithin
thlci' gill. All ofU s Ihiap lpetedi in lhe ldays wlheii the motlher
of sevtel s.l s coui' ld sing."I' li'hi t lliais My lh \y tio Be a Sul
(iel'." without being seC itenic ed Io 2.i ylears ill Leavii\enwortlh. o
The preisidlnial electilon tiouck tple inL Novemtbe' ofl' 191:i
oJn Mailth i. 1917. \V oodrulw \Vils.tun \vi. iia tgr'ated.,
ln. April 'we were at ' avii' with tlerma' L'i iv miid wondeiit' o' woutil
de..! J.]The .ime persons who hIlul been most activ.e in support
ing Wilson biecall se 'lie kept i's oi .1 wit ll'r." ithe salie people
whviio had poptularized "'I I)idn't liaise MIy hicy to iic a Soldier." v
thoese who hali beenl most biller in den~nilcig the forces of
daikiiess Ilt \ould dare to even broichli the shubject of' setnding t
Amei'iLcai li ys i al ss , the watller to light on or'eigni sil to setlle
i. qularrel between ''deeadeiit I' 'tuiopeaii dynasties. became the
most aldett chalitnpin of "al war Ito end wa\\oi'," and lo. udly
parroled the w.1el ilo their idl : "'\V ale wing tol war to make I
the lworld safe fto del cl'aclu y anti a li newi gt.lo will shiie in lithe
fiee of our people!'
It the light of sti.-eqliuiient evt'ents, it is not too uii cTh Itoi siay
Ithat these 21l words cilplrise tthe most hypocrliticall sentimlenit
ever' utltere'd by a iruler'. andii ye I'uit' al nost two years they were
acceptl l ais gos..pel by the Ame.citcln people. a
Nut ionly wl\as the ailbuna patihetic l elief in the sinccrity oatf our'
rulers so fari as ioui' walr-Liaiims were concerned al'ter lt cir .re
marikalile a'crobatic feat tilt had performl' edil , iidicatiol oilf
the alhliost uiiuipotelt poweri exercised by the capitalistic press
.ot' this nalioi.i it provted toI allnyone Vlwho thinks that the most sin
ister inflenice iin llt' national life is a press owned by the im
perialistic groupis htil live by force tofit' arms aid thrive on li the
plhlndelr tluey extolrt fralin aji.pressed r backwiiid peoples.
Wherever we turii in analysing' the events of the last two'I
years-tlhe ltislorical period prieceding our entry into thle wair
would serve jiust as well---we see public selttiniellt molded as aii c
potter umlds clay by a piress that exilst ftr aiiuther purpose. I
THE BUTE' DAILY BULLEIT
Following in the train of war came the conscription act; ac
cepted without resistauce in so far as the mass was concerned.
Then came the innumnerable beatings, tar-and-reather parties,
lynchings, mol,biings and wualon murders under the cloak of
patriotism; finilly lthe crowing infamy of the espionage act,
followed by the sediion laws in a number of states that would
make the framers of the sedition law of 1798 and the compilers
of the Border Itul'fiun code of slave states turn green with
In five mnonlis the American people moved backward 100
years; itn five iuthtllis the scenes of the Spanish inquisition
were re-enacted on American soil: in five months the national
sport of baseball was replaced by the savage sport of watchiiig
innocent ment writhe under the tortures inflicted by those who
a, short lile befrl'e had been their friends; in five monlhs spy
iing tupoii. o ne's frienlds a nd neighbors became a patriotic duty:
in five ontlhs tlie poputlation was divided into two new- classes
- spys and spyees.
The agent phrovoeateur system of the czar's regime was in
ouguratedl inl this republic With certain modern addilions that
Yankee ingeuluity devised: hundreds of men and women whose
onlty crime was init they told the truth when the ruling class
did not want thlie truth told. were sent to prison, with a hideous
disregard for all of the finer traits of humanity. Ihey were sen
tenced to fe orms of, from 10 to 20 years.
Almost unbelievable is the change, so rapid has it been.
\We readl f similar occurrences in Russia with horror. but
-Ihey happlenel in l1ussia---never could the same blight fall
upon our own, l alt. this was America, thie refuge of political
exiles front all countries, thie haven of the oppressed of the
Occasiotially some earnest soul would tell of the need of' the
workers tor ta press of their own": we would listen with kindly
tolerance aind then forget all about it.
The storn broke anld found us unprepared.
W\ar aind all its attendantl horrors came to us because the
mid iof the mass had been schooled to accept it by a press that
had Ieen subsidized by the imperialists who wanted war.
W\e were powerless to prevent its coming, because the
:starved and feeble working class press did not reach a sui'
ficie nt in mrber of the workers,; depending upon advertising
f'roni their enemies for support, the working class press in this
country ihas ntever been able to give battle to lie masters. If
,oe wishes to sicken his soul let him read what passes for
The history of the struggle of the I'ew vpublications that have
ettlearlurell to set folrth correctly Ilie workers' positioni is one
uf unendiiig sacrifice. a history of battle against almost hope
less odds. Four w\\ork.iiig class dailies in a nation of 11(0.000,
000tct people is liut a little reward for the tremendous etl'ort that
ihas been explended.
Oly by teachlling Ithe workers Iheir true mission, by tham -
uwring hoI.e a kinowledge of the class-struggle and its mean
ilg, (.n1 relit' be hadi. lly by a powerful' press supplorted by
the workers cail the Ioison ol' the capitalistic sheets be neu
It is hardly tai exaogeratiotl to say that it wodIt well repay
Ihe 'workers to discontiiite Ihie spreading of their hard-won
dolli's inl other effrrts---- most of them valueless as fil-r as the
result of the struggle is concerned--and concentrate their en
erg-ies andtl theiir financial resources in building up a press
whose sole duty should be to voice the aspirations of a working
clays that a powerful press would unitle in the battle of the
vworikers against capitalisin i its last and I'i1al development
a Ibruial imperialism that will drowni the world in blood again
it' it is not sieedilv destroyed.
II it is not speetlily destioed.
SAMMY HEEDS S. O. S. CALL.
Notv tiat the wrklers of the country are in fair way to win
some ot lhe issues toe which they are figihtlilng the industrial
overl.ords. al.,laretltlIy a hurry-up call has been sent to Sarumie
oilt'pers, who lfor the last monthi or so hais beent making a holy
speelactloe nt' himiseltl' as the representatlive of' labor at the Amm
ster.dcllll labni' coingr'ess.
.\lid Sinil)., lieedling the call. which assuredly did not cotme
froi thlie wor ~kers. gives out a sitatemienii to thle press in w\hich
hie "egrets' leaving Ihlie congross and rei'turntiing to tlie Uiii ted
States. but asse'rts "mlltOlers at Iho lme a'e more nrgellt," .itl
Ihlitl i, \wtiilts lto get back here us sno as possible "to help all.
Sciall ill the solutiatoli" al' the situati oun.
ioiiol'pers is niint thie only one to "'egret" his leaving Ams ler
lmin I'mIor lieo Uniled States. Thie gra'lest regretl is in thie hos
lins iof the llen \hose leader lie is suppotitsetl I bhe. iimilipers'
history shuows that his solutionis o' tl.aor dil'icultis are alwaysn
hlie stlllttiols it, the tosses.
MEAT NOT FIT TO EAT
(Continued From Page One.)
stores, was haled into police court.i
this morning fol trial before Police
However. aflter Lutey had sat
aro.und the police court just as do
other alleged offenders against ilhe
laws of the city--the drunks, the
prostitutes. the pickpockets, etc.--- 1
until noon. his case was continued
until tomorrow morning at 10
o'clock, 1he complaining witness.
Kate Renfrew, having failed to put
in appearance. ,The police depart
ment was ordered to produce the
witness in court tomorrow morning.
According to the allegations in the
romplainlt, the lmeat, Which was mut
ton, was purchased at one of Lutey's
markets on Saturday. Mrs. Renfrew
later returned the meat and reported
the case to the city authorities. A
coimlrittee. comprising Deputy City
Attorney Charles Juttner, Alderman
-less and City Meat Inspector IDr.
Stevenson, visited the shop. Lutey's
a rres't followed.
(Continued From Page One.)
attorney pursues a pulicy of "watch- 1
BREAD AT 10 CENTS.
Beginning tomorrow morning
1.000 loaves of bread baked by the
Eddy Baking company of Heleua.
will be placed on sale each week day
morning. except on holidays. at the -e
city curb market, according to an
nouncement made by Jeffery Cough
lin, who has obtained a permit from
tha city to use a stall at the market.
The loaves, which are the same
weight as those which now retail in
Butte for 15 cents, will be sold at 10
"I have entered into a contract
with the Helena concern for an
initial order of 1.000 loaves a day,"
said Mr. Coughlin this afternoon. "I
have secured permission to sell at
the curb market and will positively
be there tomorrow morning and each
morning thereafter except Sundays
and holidays. when there would be
little likelihood of any persons ap
pearing at the market."
Mr. Coughlin decrared that he ex
pected soon to add several wakons to
his equipment and stated he would
i begin taking orders for regular daily
delivery of fresh Helena bread to the
homes. The bread so delivered, too.
will be sold at the rate of 10 cents
per loaf. Mr. coughlin announced
that lie would not have bread on
sale there on Wednesday because of
the fcet that that day is "Commercial
day" and many of the people of the
city will be absent at picnics.
Peaches were selling on the city
market today at 10 cents a pound
$1.50 by the crate. Tomatoes at 10
cents: cantaloupes. 5 cents each--
$ 2.5 by the crate; aip;es, 3 pounds
for 25 cents --$2.50 by the crate;
bananas. 35 cents a dozen: black
berries. 20 cents a box; celery, fine
and fresh, was sold at 3 bunches for
25 cents. lMeat is selling at 6 cents
and S ccuts for boiling meats and 10
cents for roasts.
Regularly every morning from
now on meats, fruits and vegetables
will be sold at the market. Fisher I
Foltz has procured a license and will I
hold down a booth at the market
every day. hereafter. Charles John-'
son will handle meats, fruits and I
vegetables there also.
J. MI. Boyle of the ludependen*, t
market will open at the city market
aslo tomorrow morning, Hle will I
carry a full line of meats and poultry
at reasonable prices.
BUTCHERIIS TO PICNIC.
Members of the local Butchers'[t
union will hold their annual picuic I
at Columbia gardens on Wednesday. t
Elaborate arrangements are being I
made by the committee in chargel
and an unusually enjoyable time is I
ELI Monuay," August 1I6, 131U.
U I ~~Dog Days - ~
I F GE ·WHIZ! gmtkt fCR
p YTIA DWiLL WITH-I THE
I DAY! HEYou CUR t
DER IiF I CAN'T.
HE'S A!41' LIE ISN'T SO
~ L-.-.-- rH~~ 1J BAD AFtER
L WITH THE EDITORS
A. C. M. BIEG(IING FOR c
GOVERNMENT MONEY. t
It seems that the A. C. M. com- 1
pany's revenue is not sufficient to
meet its requirements, and it is now i
upon its befided knees asking the a
generous Uncle Sam to slip $550,- I
000, into its pocket. During the
war Uncle Sam needed manganese, t
and needed it badly. He was willing c
to pay a fancy price for it. The A. I
C. AM., with visions of millions of dol
lars in war profits floating before its I
eyes, started to erect a manganese a
plant at Great Falls. As luck would
have it, the war broke up before the 3
plant was finished, and. the company
was left to hold the sack.
Most people, under such circum
stances, would call it a bad bet, and I
let it go at that. But not so with t
the Anaconda people. They simply c
went to Uncle Sam, told him how
they were ruined because of a pa- I
triotic impulse on their part to aid
him during the war, and asked that
he pay them enough money to make I
up for their loss.
And this is the same corpor'ation
that made a hundred million out of 1
Let us see. A.few weeks ago the
governor, in answer to a distress call t
from the drought-stricken farmers of c
the state, called the legislature to- I
gether to see if they could not be i
given some relief. - Many of the
farmers had invested their last dol- i
lar in endeavoring to raise wheat for
a government at war. The drought i
had busted themu completely. They i
had nothing to fall back upon. They it
stood face to face with the proposi
tion of starving, or leaving their
farms in search of employment.
The legislature convened and a I
spineless governor suggested thatna
charity money be begged from .the
Iteople and given to the farsiiers. No i
other method, in the goveinor's opin- t
ion. would be legal. When some c
strong men in the legislature, like -
Franklin and Cooper from Mineral i
county, suggested that the state give 1
these farmers some real financial aid, 1
the A. C. M1. cohorts arose in the as- t
sembly and denounced the proposal
Perhaps it is. Laws have a habit !
of being unconstitutional when they 1
,,P' of unine real benefit to the peo
ple. We shouldn't be surprised to
find that the august fathers of Mon
tana, headed by W. A. Clark back in
1889, never intended that Montant
should enact any such socialistic, bol
shlevistic, I. W. Wistic legislation.
"aimed at the heart of popular gov
ernment, and shaking the founda
tions of the republic." True; that
would be unconstitutional. i4
But we stand ready to wager our'
bottom dollar, if the A. C. M. gets
away with its $550,000 bill for losses
in the manganese business, that arti
cle 9, or the fourteenth amendment,.
or some other meaningless section of
lhe constitution will cover the case i
completely.-The New Northwest.
The New Northwest shall not im
pugn the motives of Congressman
Carl Rliddick, but we wonder how he
was hoodoed into recommending to
congress the passing of a bill which
reads. when carefully analyzed, as
though it had been prepared to pro
tect the interests of the grafters in
whose grip the Crow Indian reserva
tion, located south of Billings, ihas
beenu Ihld for years. A few powerful
interests have reaped fortunes in the
Crow reservation. These powerful
interests have laid schemes for the
punishment of those high-minded
and courageous citizens who have
dared to encounter the men who
wouhl. if they could. make the res
ervation their personal property and
exclude forever froml this territory
This reservation should be thrown
open for settlement to our soldiers,
but the Riddick bill will place the
reservation in the remorseless grip
of a few powerful interests. The res
ervation should be immediately di
vided into tracts of equal value and
thrown. open to our soldiers for set
tlement. The smallest tract, con
sistiug of the best irrigated land,
should contain not less than' 80
acres. The largest, tracts should con
tain perhaps a whole section or more.
Other tracts should contain 160 acres
or possibly 320 of 480 acres. the pur
pose being to nmake all tracts as near-,
ly as possible of equal ,value. It "Will
thus turuish homes foir three'or four.
thousand soldiers. lu doing this,-the :
rights of Indians may, -aid should be.
preserved. We urge the soldiers ofel
Montana to take up this big question
immediately, sift it to -the bottom, i
and make war upon any man or set I
of men who, for personal gain, would
undertake to hold land which should
be developed, not in the interests of
a few brazen exploiters, but in the
interests of all the people. Is there
a decent man in Montana who would
not rejoice to see the soldiers who
risked life and limb in defense of
their country given, first of all, an
opportunity to settle this wonderfully
Already the Morgan interests have
leased, it is said, as much as 200,000
acres of the richest reservation land.
Mr. Morgan holds this lease for 10
years and is now paying to the gov
ernment, we are informed, ONE
TENTH of the crops produced. Why
should such unexampled generosity
be extended to a Wall street firm
that has made hundreds of millions
out of the war? For very shame.
Mr. Morgan should surrender his
lease in the interests of the soldiers
who fought for $30 a month to make
democracy safe for the world while
he and his co-laborers were piling up
colossal fortunes. The New North
west will ask Mr. Riddick to amend
his bill in the interest of our sol
We suggest to all soldiers that
they write their congressman for a
copy of senate bill No. 195. A care
ful study of this bill will show that,
underlying apparently fair provi
sions, are clauses lurking almost nn
noticeable which protect the inter
ests, not of the boys, but of the prof
iteers who have long exercised undue
influence in the control ofthe reser
vation.--The New Northwest.
The great money monsters . eared
by the war are striking our laiid like
super-giants, ready to crush all that
can not be controlled. One of these
monsters is the great Du Pont pow
der concern. For some time plutoc
Iracy has been boosting a bolshevit
scare and all its organs have been
playing it up to get it into people's
heads. This was done so there would
be no opposition when otherwise in
tolerable laws were passed giving
capitalism the right to imprison la
bor men who give it too much oppo
sition. Now it develops that the Du
Pont people have decided to "han
die" the foreign language newspa
pers. and at a recent conference,
Coleman Du Pont outlined a plan;
whereby advertising could be so con
trolled that no foreign language
newspaper that failed to print bol
shevist scare stuff would get any and
would thus be financially sent on the
rocks, or embarrassed. The big na-I
tional advertising agencies have re
ceived orders, it is said, and the pow
der concern is too powerful to be op
possed by any one of them. Proud,
proud star-spangled-banner Ameri
can, how about your pride these
days? This is a land for the people.
of the people and by the people, isn't
it---and by the people. means that no
oppression is allowed, and all that
kind of thing---well, what about it?
THE STRIKE EPIDEMIC.
TWhere is the alert capitalist press
nowadays? Is it asleep at a time:
when it is most essential to capital
ists' safety that it be awake? An
epidemic of strikes is sweeping the
country and, strange to say, except
in a few instances, like the Toledo
and the Seamen's strike, the I. W.
W. has not been blamed for it.
W\hat's the matter with the press,.:
Maybe the capitalist pitess is begin
ning to see that the effects of social
and economic causes cannot be lulled
to rest by lying about labor organi-.
zations and "agitators" and putting
the blame on them. Post-war condi-,
tlions, the high cost of living, the low
purchasing power of wages, and the
desire to achieve the release of polit
ical prisoners and the better life that
was promised as a result of "the war
for democracy"-all combine to give
impetus to labor unrest and to pmake
'strikes unavoidable, nay, inevitable
and necessary to a modification and!
remedy of conditions.
Many of these strikes are having:
a- very beneficial result. -.They are .
the direct and indirect cause of re
duced hours and increased-, wages.
The 44-hour week, the.- five-day 1
week, the $1 an hour wage, and wage i
increases ranging from 20 to 30 per I
cent are traceable to them, both in
industries where strikes have oc
curred and in industries free fr-om
On the other hand. some of these o
strikes have met wit hdetermlned re-1I
sistanee and "indefinite shut down," ,
i. e., lockouts. This has: been par- t
ticularly the case in strikes against 1
big corporations and in highly con
tralized industries. The superintend
ent of the McCormack Harvester
Works (Harvester Trust) In South
,Chicago, answered a demand for the
closed shop' by shutting down, say
ing, "They want the closed shop;
well, we'll give it to them. We'll
close the shops down indefinitely."
And so, in this typical case, 10,000
workers are affected. Where shut
downs have either failed or not been
applied, strike - breaking agencies
have been resorted to;. much bitter
ness of feeling has , resulted. The
class war appears to be on in earnest,
where the uppermost layers of capi
tal'im are concerned.
When will this strike epidemic
end? Has it, like the flu epidemic
in,its early stages last year, only be
gun? It looks like it. There is talk
of a nation-wide steel strikoe. ' And
Basil Manly. joint chairman of the
national war labor board, has warned
the capitalists against these strikes.
which, though apparently small
when compared with European
events, are liable to burst forth into
a magnitude overshadowing anything
now taking place in Europe. These
strikes may ;-grown. in numbers and
blend into a general strike of un
equalled proportions in this country.
At least, that appears to'be the tend
ency and the only logical outcome,
when the development of American
industrialism is considered.
Who knows what the morrow may
bring?-The Rebel Worker.
There is a cheerful liar working
overtime in telling people to lay in
their coal now, as there isa shortage
of coal uminers, and there will be a
big shortage of coal this next winter.
The Chieftain eats up this kind of
stuff because it is all in the interest
of the coal companies. It refuses to
go to'the United Mine workers' office
for.Colorado..in the Thatcher build
ing in this city, where it can learn
that.there are 5,000 idle coal miners
,iit the state and the remainder are
not working more than 60. per cent.
of the. time: The. coal. operatomrs re
fuse to mine coal for storage unless
you do the storing. Why the press
stands up and defends these men who
are circulating, this "coal shortage"
question, is., accounted for only in
one way-controlled. . If. you doubt
our statement visit the offices of
the Mine Workers and they. will show
in detail how many idle meu they
lhave in their unions.---Pueblo
(Colo.) Sunday Opinion.
The struggle of the special inter
ests against what they call American
bolshevism has developed experts
who can tell a bolshevik at a mere
glance. A few months ago a Missis
sippi judge found that he knew them
by the way one "dilated the pupil
of his eye," and here is another ex
ample taken from the Albany (N. Y.)
. "When arraigned in police court
today, charged with stealing a ride
on a railroad train. Eli Bush, who,
railroad detectives believe,, has a 'bol
shevik look in his eyes. alnd appear
ance,' was sent to jail pendhig an in
vestigation by Judge Brady."
The bolshevists had better get
their eyes camouflaged at once and
wear dress suits and top hats or our
gallant defenders of law,. order and
common sense will soon have theml
all rounded up.---Ex.
Those who have been defending the
frameup against Mooney have a re
markable answer to the retort sub
mitted to the presideit and ,cougress
by John. Densmore, federal agent.
which throws additional lighlt on the
framing. They declare that the fed
eral government should, not interfere
with state mlitters, -evidently not
even to save tlid lives of American
ctlizens. Yet the same interests urge
intervention in Mexico and other
places,. with the saving of lives of
Americans as' the alleged rea
Morsels From A
Sage's Scrap Book I
.Who was the first proposer of se
cession in the United .States con
Josiah Quincy of Maasachiisetta in
1811 said in the United States con
gress that if Louisiana were admitted
into the'uTnion; "it will be. the right
of all and the duty- of some (of the
states) definitely to prepare for a
separation.; afi ibly if they can, vi
olently if Jo must." ,Mr. Poindex
ter of Miaissippi.: called him to or
der, as did the speaker of the house;
but op appeal the sneaker's decision
was reversed and Mr.- Quiucy sus
tained -by a vote of '53 ayes to 56
noes, on the point of Orde,,