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ATION'S LIERALS ON "SUSPECT" I
'DEMOCRATIC" ADMINISTRATION EMULATES REGIME OF FORMER CZAR
The democratic. administration of the United States
has a "suspect" list, just as the czar of Russia had. On
this list will be found the names of some of the most
truly desirable -citizens of the country. In the course
of these articles we will publish quite a considerable
list of such "suspects." What are these citizens "sus
pected" of? Suspected of the same crime as the "sus
pects" of the czar-the crime of being true to the
cause of political and Industrial freedom. The Bulle
tin is now able to place before the American people
the story of the degrading depths to which this mis
named democratic administration has dragged the
government with which it was entrusted by the people.
(Continued Firom Saturdlays Issue.)
(From the New Y)ork tfall1.)
What hypocracy! Oite of Ihe fourteen paoilts de
(lares t'or "specific covenants for the purli'pose of af
lordinig mutual guartatilees of' political inldelienllletnce
and territortial iIterity to I great aind small states
alike," and the . bourbon democrtis who preteindl to
stand for thes e'e fourteen ioits iput the League of Siimall
anlld Siubject Natiittialities on Ite suspect list!
ITheni there is the Single Tax leag.e of isloton. The
leading sinigle tax exponent inl this country. Louis F.
Post, is assisLta t Se(iretary of, labor iii this t(lheintc lrati(
adlinlistlration. Maiiy o hi f'ormerlt associaitls have
dtonititce(d his failui'e Io stand against the violations
of the principles of free piress and speechc far which
sitingle taxers stanud l(Itt fo whichl soie of theim have
gotle to jail in the past for upholding.
VWe will close this list, with ant org-aiitzationt whose
ianame surely ,justil'ies the hailr cd of every hourlllho
democrat, the Natitiional (ivil liberties hriiireaiu. Smiall
wonder lthat boulrbonii dlelocray, w\hich has violalted
the civil liiberties of this countrli, which i ias pult meleit
and womenl i jail for exercising tlieir rilihts iuider
the Constitutliolt of tlie Uniited States. slhotilfi siuspect
ani1y organllization whose lnalme is "Tlhe National Civil
Totmorr:ow we shall ontiiiue with some ore initer
esting ftacts abhout this suspect list, ort Postal Cenlsor
shitp Book, compiled by thoise wllo have told the people
of' the United States that they were engaged itn making
the wotrld "safe to'r fetottrtacy.'
In thieir attemilpts to miake Almer-ica safe for bourtbon
eonicta iracy tlihe adl iiiistliraliitti alnd its agents have
pretty tlhorloutghly looked iito lthe activity o'f those cit
izens wlto hiave been striiggling l'o' fl little larger m stt -
I'e of scial justice in this ('ountry.
Inl o(u airticle Santulday \Ce ictuedii the manneri in
which those menl and wVloen atll institiitiomns active
in the struggle fur the liberty of' Ieeland. India and
litussia. have been trealed by tllis ia(lntiislltration. T -(
tliy we p'resenit a list. of itn1ividi ual sluspecti s w\\hose
(tiime e(videitly cnsstl s a f havi n bceeni true to the
standard of real dettoi cracy in thlis (onttry.
Karl Radek on World-Revolution
Karl Radek Leaves Germcan Prison.
A London press dispatch, dated
Aug. 11, says that the German gov
ernment has freed Karl Radek from
prison and that he will return to
Russia in the near future. Radek
was the Berlin representative of the
Russian soviet government and one
of the most trusted friends of ljenine
and Trotzky. In an interview Radek
declared soviet Russia was ready to
make peace with the allies, to sign
the armistice at Archangel and to
release the counter-revolutionists
taril Radek on the World Revolution.
In a book recently published by
Alfony Paquet, Karl IRadek gives the
folowing interesting account of his
latest observations in Berlin:
"Today I have the first evening for
the last week in which I do not hear
the deafening noise of machine guns
and wild-howling crowds of excited
people. You will see by my writing
that it all came about as I told you
some time ago in Moscow.
"My strained nerves have been
quieted down somewhat, so that I am
now in a frame of mind to write
about the situation, to discuss it with
you, as we have been doing so often
in Moscow. The foolish capitalist
press, in its wild denunciations, sees
in the latest happenings nothing but
the result of our work, the result of
Russian influence, as they put it.
"You who are acquainted with the
history of the revolution need not
be reminded by me that according to
the claims of the capitalist press
organs the French revolution was
caused by Pitt, the German revolu
tion of 1848 by the Poles, the Rus
sian revolution of 1905 by the Jap
anese, the Russian revolution of 1917
by the British, and the bolshevik
revolution by Ludendorff. How think
ing men can be so blind!
"Here is the situation: A grandios
development of capitalist world con
dition leads to a world war, i. e.,
the capitalist world rule furnishes
the proof that the rulers cannot even
rule any longer, but their rule creates
a state of world anarchy.
"The masses of the people who
have been compelled to go through
the hell of the world war, who today
see themselves materially crushed to
the ground, have no longer any con
fidence in the ruling classes. They
instinctively are looking for a new
road to travel. This is the power
that makes the soviet system move.
The workers themselves are attempt
ing to rule that darned thing-to
rule the world. I am somewhat sur
prised to notice how in Germany,
where the propaganda of the soviet
sytsem is still without any literature,
this soviet idea is taking possession
of the minds of the people. This
was best shown at the recent party
convention of the A. S. P. D., this
party of invalids.
"But for the very reason that there
is no great revolutionary party in
Germany-the communists are still
a wineg not a party'like we in Rus
sia, with traditions like our Russian
party-.-and because the masses are
still instinctively looking for the rev
olutionary way, the process in Ger
many is naturally so terribly pain
rul, causes such terrible suffering.
-"In Russia our road was covered
with roses, despite the events of
July, 1917, when compared with the
road that the Germans are going.
At no time did we admit such strug- I
gles in Russia like the struggles the t
Germans had here in January or
now (in March), whereby blood and N
property were sacrificed, because we t
in Russia had authority with the t
masses--we had the masses under
control and discipline.
"The German communists have
not yet control of the masses, and
this explains the wild and indis
criminate shooting, and howling, and
turmoil. In Russia the mass organ
izations, the trade unions, were of
revolutionary birth, they sprang
right from the loins of the revolu
"The German trade unions, the
pride of the German working class,
the sum total of their genius of or
ganization, were born and grew up
in a period of political reaction and
economic prosperity, and this ex- I
plains their reformist nature.
"The talent of organization is not
at the service of the revolution, and
therefore the revolution, before it.
can create its own organs of organ
ization, is bound to be a chaotic 1
"More than that: The heirs of or
ganization of the German working
class, the social democratic party
and the trade unions, take the side
of the bourgeoisie and thus become
the foundation of the counter-revolu
tion. Therefore, the revolution is the
wild and turbulent element. Further
more: In Russia we came to uouwer
throllgh the struggle for peace, and
in consequence the army stood on
our side, and for that reason the
Russian bourgeoisie could not de
fend itself as it will do in Germany,
where it bases its strength on ii ser
vile soldiery. And, finally, there is
one point to be considered: The
bourgeoisie in Germany is nmuch
stronlger than our Russian bour
"This shows how mnuch I was in the
right when I always told, while in
Moscow, that the civil war in Ger
many will be more bitter, more de
structive than in Russia. You know
me too well and may well think of
the sad feelings with which I am
writing these lines. I repeat it now,
in order to prove it to you, how fool
ish is the bloody drive against the
communists-the only element of the
future order-who are now being
held responsible for all the terrors
of this elementary and wild struggles
without an# mental control.
"It is not merely a question of in
justice. The more bitter, the bloodier
and the more horrible the seed of
revenge that is now being sown, the
more terrible will be the harvest.
And I shudder when I think of it.
But no power on the face of the earth
will prevent the victory of the
masses. Only reform could accom
plish this, real. radical, immediate
and practical reform 'measured: cheap
bread, good housing conditions, lu
crative work, whereby the nervous
I and wretched might somewhat re
cuperate. These might give the bour
geois rule a short extension of time.
"But such reforms are simply a
utopia in view of the destruction of
German economic conditions, and of
the demoralized situation the world
over. That the entente 'has already
permitted five long months to pass
without coming to the economic aid
of Germany proves conclusively, in
SLincoln J. Steffens, "suil.5e, '" is au thor of "Tlhe
I Shale of the c ities.'' ald "'Telc StIruggle for Self
tlovermment." the iuii wio CXiose political corrulT
t tion1 in this country andl l'ought down upon himnsell'
I the winill of all renelionaries. 11 is, therefore, peeu
liarly fitting thatu he should Ile islupecled by all bour
Steffens Had Made Report Favoring Soviet Regime.
He has championed the right of thie IRussian people
to solve their owi\\ proilems. Only a few months ago
lhe was sient by the Iresidenlt to lRussia. \ilh \Villian
C. Hullil. to make ai. Ipersonal reportl on conditions in
that co.nilryv. \\hait lhe and tillilt reportled the people:
of this cou'ntrI have nolt been allowed to know, bitl
tihe silence on the part of thle adminillistation olfficials
is eloquent to most that the report was favorable to
the resent regime in liissia.
. Judah LI. Magles is a "suspel." A iprofound
tit Polar and gifled speaker. his pei iand voice always
hai ve beenI at tIe service or those lovelmerrts looking
towi\ard the Ilysical and spiiritual betterlineit of mialn
kind. He has been partieulrlya elive inl support of the
right 1of the lrlussiln pIeople to solve their own proh
leIts without th.e interferencle ,f theli imperialists il
the world; and so our hourbult imperialists mark hint
I\own aIs a "suspelel."
The name of ii'. Jenkin Lloyd ,Olies, late editor of
t'it\iy, whose tlealth. his frielnds say. was hustened iby
tlhe degrladalion ululd aggiravation or the espi)onage sys
teni to which Ihe and his Ipapler were siubjectled on the
part of the agents of the administration, still is on the
"sluspect:` list. Ill. ,ones' 'crimei " evidenltly was his
persistence iln taking the teachilngs of lestis seriously.
tlProf. . Mclieen (Catell. aile of' (Columbia unliversity,
editor ot School aind Society, is a "susplect." He pro
teselted against ltIhe dlenial ,of' c ,nstilutional rights ,of
,ilizens by the adminis alitin antd thus came into con
Iicl. inot only with oill b. iurbolns, butt wilh the Tories
inl con trol of the administration of Columbia univer
lir. Lindley M. Keasbeoy, educator, who as a teacher
rel'used to postlitllte his cialing land was 'ircetd out. of
a ITexas college as a iesult, is also ia "suspect." He
also clamnlliotned dlemocratic rights in w\\artilne.
Marv Ware Ilernett, a piriinlent single taxer andi
nactive in the birth cointrol movement, also was active
ill the People's coluncil. This itrobubhaly was the offense
that made her "suspect" in the eyes ol' the 'forces of
rteaction aid their agents.
Albert ite Silver has been lpartiiulal ly active in try
ing to protect tlhe civil liberties of tIhe people throughi
the National (ivil Liiberties tIureiu. anl, as hIe coutld
contnrit no greater offense than this in the opinion
(i,' those w\\iho have violated these civil liberties, also
is puIt down as a "suspect."
And of Course, "Jim" Maurer Would Be on the Black
James II. Ma1Irer, for matny years president of the
my mind, that the entente is not in
a position to do it.
"Psychological moments-no vic
tor has ever helped the vanquished
foe-psychological moments are at
this time equally material moments.
But the material causes of such ac
tion must be much greater than the fi
present censored publicity conditions 11
will permit the people to know. And ,
they will have to pay for it. More Ii
than ever I am convinced that the v
fire will leap over to the entente it
countries. For if they cannot suc
ceed in cutting out of the hide of the
German people some good pounds e
of flesh for their own masses at
home-which is a physical impossi
bility-the question arises: what 0
will then be for those masses the s
difference between the entente vic- a
tory and the German defeat? s
"'But no one is in position to know t
at what ratio or speed things will
develop in the entente countries.
Meanwhile the Russian and the Ger
man working classes will find ways
I and means for meeting on common
Sground. Not for the common war
against the entente, as I still believed
t last October. For the entente has
Ireached the stage where it cannot
carry on any more war, and the rev
olution don't need the war, because
for the revolution war is merely a
bitter necessity. The co-operation
will be of an economic nature.
"With us in Russia. things are
working in the direction of consolida
tion. The change of front of the so
cial revlutionaries and the menshe
viki assures us of an influx of intel
lectual forces the want of which has
- so much hampered our work hereto
fore. The elements of disorganiza
1 tion in Germany will be more quick- I
I ly overcome the moment an energetic
workers' government takes hold of
the affairs there, because of the Ge'
man talent for oranization, which
only looks for new forms.
5 "These prospects are the only
e ones that permlit an man to mlaster I
the terrible impressions tlit the i
bloodshed without end(1 has mnade
upon me, the bloodshed without end I
e and without visible purpose! The 1
a bloodshed that, after all the bloody I
-and horrible work that we must see 1
- before our eyes, there will come a t
V time for productive work for the 1
f good of all. And I wish nothing f
more passionate than to live to see
"You know that I shall die like a
e man if it should happen that they
e would cowardly murder me here in
g my prison cell, which is by no means
s an impossibility at times like the
s present. But I love life most pas
sionately for its very meaning and
sense that we find even in the crud
r est and most brutal struggle. There
f fore I want to live and I shall do all
e I can to defend myself.
- "KARL RADEK."
Rocky Mountain District Council
e Structural Iron Workers, on and
p after Sept. 1, 1919, the scale of
wages of Iron Workers on the road
s will be $8 for 8 hours, double time
Sfor Sundays, holidays and overtime; I
traveling time, 8 hours for 24 at i
a -Rocky Mountain Dist. Council.
if London.-A Cylinder of poison gas I
d was successfully used to stupefy a
y woman waiting for a car in a busy I
is west end street, by an up-to-date <
d thief, who made a clean getaway i
n with a valuable parcel.
I WITH THE EDITORS I
Hlow Near Is tmhe Revolution? n
The statement attributed to all of- _t
fical of one of the railroad brother- ll
hoods that "this country is nearer to e:
revolution than is generally be- ei
lieved," is ominous, considering the u
very conservative source from which g
it comes. Furthermore, what is more Ic
important, is the fact that the state- 0
ment is true, judging from all pres- I
Take Chicago, for Instance--with- r
out any previous warning, it develops
simultaneously a bitter race war and
a huge class war in the traction
strike that promises to extend to s
many cities. All these incidents in t
the history of "our" second largest
American city are purely economic s
in their origin. They revolve around a
questions of property (depreciated in v
value by "the negro invasion") tie a
competition for jobs between whites it
and blacks (intensified by A. F. of v
L. race discrimination), and the need p
for more wages to meet the increased o
cost of living (as in the case of the h
striking carmen and building work- 1
Suddenly, again on top of those
Chicago economic episodes comes the
threat of a iation-wide railroad .1
strike, which is actually accompanied t
by a strike of 450,000 railroad shop
men. Again wages and the cost of
living are the issues. The railroad
men want 40 pler cent increase in
wages or a cut in living costs to1
equal it. They, further, submit ai
plan for the operation of the rail
roads by the railroad workers. So
a important is the strike move of the
railroad workers that congress gives
Sup its recess to consider it, and the
president ordcers the cost of living re
duced. These acts are in themselves,
revolutionary. They reflect, in fact,
the synicalist, idea of compelling the
state to act through economic pres
1 sure. Capital has done this often
before. But this is the first pro
nounced occasion on which labor has
done it. (Talk about "political ac
ition through the ballot." How about
3 political action through the organized I
economic power of labor?)
Of course, no maln with a grain of 1
sense in his head will believe that
congressional or presidential action
(if seriously intended) in the matter I
of the high cost of living will stave
off or stop the ever-near approach r
of revolution. It is easy to see that
such action will be futile. That as
long as exploitation for private profit
by gigantic combinations of capital
and the growing world-demand for
1 necessities exists, combined with the
depreciating value of gold and ex- 1
change the world over. the high cos;t
of living is an econolnic phenomenon,
not a legislative one. The increasing
1 cost of living has characterized cap
1 italist development in the past two
f decades, regardless of peace or war,
or any other conditions. And it will
e continue to do so in the future, re
gardless of congressional or presiden
ttial fiat. Post-war developments
mnake that as certain as death.
Either capitalist development will
go unhampered congressionally and I
presidentially, or else it will break
t down under the necessity of readjust
nment in accordance with legislative
control. In England, the govern
mental increase in tile price of coal
to meet the wage demands of the
Salte Fl'eerniionl of l.abor of tPe llllnsvlvaniia. of VhoSe l iti
le 'i.lalllre liiehas been tlice a inen 'ber. is "suspect I.
Tils nmill is known as the mii st efficient fightl er ai aillst l
politial a lnd i llustrial c rrllption iln lhat greail api
Ialis ..al i. Fior iimant y years the ipolitical corruptiuc
Bis l e. kInwl as lies "Plenrl .e U maci.lilne have joined in
ail unholi. t alliansce with the ,ntorio s Fll ranl k Feeno e
alld t e '(c ilge ('gl-ileihstril machitne in nc el'fort I oi us
i. a ties \l turer I'ro the offit e i which ile hlas beeni re
tllrntl Itte so n in ll ears iby thet Ii es i ti ollf-resle lin i lr
ctnhizea ti luerl ugh e ii s lvanii i . Ati e is i c rit i le l t i
In il 'ell ' atiouils. hie was iiarticull rly tie li\e in seek
iilln: tl'.1p te t tllhe ditlem ratiU rights ii l" citizeins in war
lime, h n be>ame active in he People's council.I
lIhoubtle-. ('11r this ofl'ense lie was taogged "suspect" bIy
W i. i. Iil ine. "' ig tie llltn i)' , \\.1 le.'" e tic lir u i 1 lle
liii Illlii. isi a s tlsp eli. i" Ts his is thc e m n who lhas
foIu.'hl hlle .re el .Anl (nt l I, llol ia, ,l tier tmpl syi in its o. nl
i he "illerests." he t has often been compellml to edil
his ptlpe'r \'itl a gaiu by his side in order I,, protelt
his life. He has never I'altered onr a mnnmlenlt in his
yalti. nll. the people. lie is as elthlsialstiec.n tpporter
of tIhe nin.ieict nt foi r lish i 'reedo slll s lie is Itfl le
cii l li I'o i reedon stlli .r Ihe peoplellc r1' Ameriellai. i Vhii cll
is Ihis offen.e in the eyes of' hnour'hnou deml" 'racy, we
1o not kn:mov,. IP'lbablj" both.
Bagley, of Pressmen's Union, Offends Bourbons.
.Ina es ,1. Ihat'le , of the PIeohe lmein's ulnliolln. is a 'Sis
peel." ]ingley is one n( the mlosl aggressive anid able
IIl' Ihe y, llloger gene al't. ili of labor le. tlers in Ilhe coul
irv. 1le is Ihe iran that the \'ll iall r board sllummuuoned
In appeal before the, i ill New Yol',k when (hey \\'nitted
Ito know , l l(\ truth alonut the ,asl ,i' living alld the
general seale of wages l'' ting hlie Now Yfri: Harbor
wVlorkmlil. S strike. 11Je is a . lan hatedl 1h1 ilh by hlie
greedy elmployees and the rteiaiant'ies in the rak.11s1
It labor; a mian ag.tal whom , heire is not a breeth of
ullspi ion: a m lan who has I'might the spiril 1' inlun,
trial kniserisnm in this c nLnItIy, a ld, /lerefo re, is l1,1e1 l
Annie lRiley Ilile. the althoIr, whose book in Moose
v'elt l.ade such a slir, is also "5suspect." Mils. lille
vas very netiv'e in (he i\ mo n's peace puvrly. Iler ani
ily havinl' deep rools in .\m 'erican life,. h sti ck ,. oni
which she sprlnº1g having come I :America in its early
history. she fell called u1pon1 lu assel her belief in the
tradilions o ' real deon crncy that. she had Iee,, anught
(1 respecl. IUntil (rum (ho pltl'atorml and with her penI
she lo l lie 1'111th ts it was given hler to see it, a ld so
she is "suspect.'
of the woolen Irbust. anl o!'l'er his service- in the mill
\\'orke's in their struggle fu Secure 11 litlle ieasuile of '
miners 1ha met. withl apitalist babo
tage in the decreased lluse of coal in
the factory and mill. Inl Italy gov
ernmlllenttal cuts ill pricci, Ihao, a::lt
ed in closillg of retail shops uld lmaln
ufacturing estahlishmnlI nt.s oil t the
ground that it is ecolomllliiln1y iml
possible to meet goverlltllnOlel re
quiremenlts. Is capitali c.n th
tUnited States bett(er or worse off
than in 1]ngland and in Italy, and
will the results of artificial restric
t.ion in pri'ces t)e for the bettier or for
the worse here? Capl)italism is be
tween thie devil and the lp;i oline
sea. It is damned if it does and
damned if it doesn't.
Add to all of the foroegoinlg the
steady drift towardis unel'l lIy)]yell let
and the tottering credit -cf the
world's capital, and it loo1s.; as if tlhe
approach of revolution was vel'y nle;ar'
indeed. But every clotld has a sil
ver lininlg. A tnd the liling ill hii
present cloud is the idea olf wlorlers
operation of the railroads proposed
by tile railroaullden's organization.
This does not cover the whole dis
tance to be traveled, but as all idea
it is a big advance forward.
Capitalism is its own grave-digger.
,hu;t now it is working overtime.--
'The Rebel Worker.
Our police have captured three
notorious burglars and thieves, that
is to say, they killed one of them and
arrested the others. This, of course,
is nothing unulsual to do for police
men, or at least it should not be any
The reason we are mentioning it
here is the fact that during the recent
telephone strike two of those bandits
were empciloyed as guards of the,
strikel)breakerl s at tile Lindell ex
change of the iell Telephone cont
alny, and onlie, the m1an killed by
the police. was elmployed ill i sillm
ilar calpae'ity at the Mlain exchange
and tit the toatmenll's bank building.
Is this not a wonderful sidelight
on the nethlods employedl by capital
ist employ rls in fighting organized
labor? (Gnlllllien are the saviors of
capitalist exploitation! Gunmen must
be iircull to prevent worlinglmenll and
workinig woleln to secullre the mlleans
of a tdecent livillg! (unllmenl are let
loose upon honest people who have
no other wish than to enjoy their
rights of life, liberty and the pursuit
of happiness! It is always the same
story, a story written in human
blood, a story written in the blood of
murdered 1men, womllell and children,
that tlie capitalist class never hesi
tates to hire criminals for the pur
pose of defeating working people
fighting for at fair day's wages for
a fair day's work.
An\id thel there are men who feign
astonislhment whlen they hear of dis
orders and acts of violence during
strikes! What do you think those
gunmen are employed for? To give
instructions in kindergarten lessons?
To explain the sermon on the mount?
To work for the brotherhood of
man? They are employed for the
purpose of causing trouble, of ter
rorizing strikers, of discrediting the
This is the alliance between the
outcast parasites and the privileged
parasites against the working class,
who has to feed and support Iboth.
And how beautifully is this al
liance illustrated by the fact that one
IIhSa robbed bo itst w Io e and I' ] se111 oI01' (1 clothing
Io s''1 lh an extenlt that one of its own stockholders. Mrs.
I ;lhndo4\ (er Evan:s. tde ou c((ed it.
Ethics and Culture Deemed Dangerous.
1)r. Henry Noevmnan's maimn is plut down l its a "su.s
pe 't." i This is evidently intended I')r the leader of the
Elliical (,uiltl)re s5ociety of' BlIroIoklIyn, who spells his
Iname. how\ever, with a "It" and no) a "'\Iv. JludigiIng.
1fro'() some of(4' the eports on varioulls itiiz1ens made Iby
he111 aigeitls of thle iInlinislll 1 io , this is a. very slight
in thle Eiloergencly Iseace federation. This may have
ibeen his offense: but thIIe. a1gain, it may be that his
1c'11 e1'tio1 w\ith ethlical 1lllllle might. have riled those
who, jdllgeI by sme of their aetions, possess neither
,uillure nor clliis.
Elsie Clews Parsons is marked as "suspect." Mrs.
Parsonll s proillinent in thlle pIleace mo.velment hofore
this 1o1u ltry went Jino) tIhe war. She has noW t I1een.
prominent in public life since. She is a writer and
Ithe daighller of Henry Clews. Ihe Iafker.
lThe llov. William Slhort of 44 ,it Franlclisc(o, who is on
the list of i'suspe( I s," is the preacher who iisislted
upon the right of Mrs. SkhelT ingt'oil. w\hile ill California,
I ' lhe t' 'e i o l Irishl ca se. o 1 Ithis hie wais arrei'st
led. hutl released. the colt'ls evidently believinlg thlat he
i la a r'iht 1o ch('llillmpion the ca se('nll ([' Il'o free speech,
which is more than our hourltns believe. He was also
a(cli\'e in Ihe People's counlcil mnovemient in Calfonlit.
A. C. T oinlehy 1' IIo e Naltilnal Nolnpartlisun leIago. e
is ;1 "suspect." The n''e l'rs of both Tov4li y and t1he
Iagne are know , 1 all reades 1'of our paper. It is
also just itas well known that their growth is a great
l tnoce !( Ilhle ourbon demn. o rali niacliine. ,arious
g''olips of irentio ..ries hli\ve beel ) at.liv4 e ill lpo nding
tli It d lag e 4'(ot' he le st y.lo'r. so it is Inot a, s 'urprl'ise to,
fi'I 'wules ine set l 'downI. ITownleyllt has recently
tbeen proseci' 'llcle ill lie ,cour'ts (Ilii( only a. 4 I1 'ew days i.tago
the higher couirls gralled Mitn ai new trial.
Liberty Loan Activity Doesn't Save IViax Pine.
Mlax 1iile, who is put dcown ais il "'suspelLct is presi
lent of. tI' he li iit e lic h'l eflew Tra de.s of New Yorik ityll.
It happens that this labor of'fi'ical was very active in the
hilieriy Loan drl'ives. 1The tac1t that he is co('i 'ected
with nintll i r'o izntilis Iliat nl 'e klnow\n as "r'adiical,"
eliiet t I lng t ihat ithey repr' esell nt theli intellige l. construlli' -
tiv\e 1portion( of thlle 'working class. lhas doubtiless 1reslt
ed iln llis !)ein t'g placied onl tl lis list.
t 11 will he noticed thait we h ve nalitnoed ip to this
lime il1t vel'' 'few' socialists, and it imay bei thoulght
bI 4 ' o ''r red rs ratherI 1 sIrange l that Ime[ mli \volnon of
Illis belief lhave escaped the notici e o' o( lr bouhol'bolil.
tleni.u ratl' s. There' is no fea''r (of this. Tlhey are set
Idown in gratl' d( il, and it is ou1' lpurpos to deal
with Iii.m sepllr'tiltly in 1itiomorrow1 's a rli e.
('1'o lie Colltilllnued.)
of the Iibndits was emliployed to guard
1a bank, ill perfect accord with the old
saying: "S0e. a thief to catch a. thief."
But huow long, do you Ihink, can
a syslem last that has to be guard
ed and defended by criminals? Hlow
long lan a social ortde'r last where
the coltaonl crook is hired to Ibrow
beat lmen and(1 womenll who ask for
nothing lmorl'e than thie lImeans of ani
honest., decellt living?
GunmeIlln, spies, crooks-thllese are I
the elements by means of which the
calpitalist class hopes to disrupt or
destloy tihe labor lovemenllt, or any
m0lovemlenlt calcllated to puIt an elnd toI
the dictatorship of tlhe alliglity
1e oil yourlll guard, workers of
Ameriica! \Where crooks and gull)
men are hired murder is likely to
be collllmmitted. And also beware of
those who are trying to provoke you
to actions that will give thle gun
menI)I a chance to l rn their blood
money!-St. Louis Labor.
Thile laboring men come forward-
five million strong---with a plan all
their own for the runlling of tile rail
It, is called the Plumb p)lan.
The governmellt is to issue Ionds
and the railroads are to be bought
at just their fair value.
Prolbably thes1e bonds will hlear 4
Iper cenllt interest. The .adroad owln
ers now get 6I per cent. Quite a sav
The roads are to be ru1111 by a bloard
of 15 directors---five to be naLLmed
L by tile president (lreplresenting the
u1 bllic)., five by tile managers, and
five by the men.
After all explenses are paid, the
surplus is to be divided equally be
tween the governmenllt onl the one
I hand and the nlanagers and tile men
t on the other.
If the govelrnlent's share is less
than 5 per cent of ti1e gross operat
Sing revenule, the mloney mllust be
spenlt in impllrovemellnts, etc. If over
5 per cent, freight and passenger
rates must. be reduced accordingly.
The Plumb plan Ileans eventuaal
elimination of the profit system in
the raillroad industry.
It gives to the men a voice in the
m1 anagement of the roads.
It will reduce rates.
The plan must be sound or the
railroad men wouldn't be behind it.
The railroad nmen always have run
the railroads-- -but under handicaps.
The Plumb plan does away with
t the handicaps.
Mr. Taft says this plan is startling.
Probably it is-- to some ipCOlle.
Anyway, the plan--whether start
ling or not---is going to bIe adopted
if not by this congress. then by the
e tional Weekly.
He(re's Trlue (lreatness for oul.
tA Aong the peace terms proposed
to Russia by \odrrow Wilson and
Lloyd George. through WIilliam C.
lBullitt and Lincoln Steffens, we find
e the following: "All Russian govern
n ments to grant compllllete amnnesty to
; political opponents, soldiers includ
e This greatly heightens our well
known admliration for WVoodrow.
e It is an unmistakable evidence of
true greatness to be able to demand
Samnllesty of another country, when
hIe could have granted amnesty to
the political prisoners in his own
country by signing his name.
We feel sure that Eugene V. Debs
e -working eight hours a day in the
clothing departlnent of tle Atlanta
pelnit.entiary, ndt1( locked in his cell
15 hours a day---will hIo pleased to
hear about this.
Also Kate O'Hare and Carl Haes
slotr and the rest. of the political pris
It will warm the cockles of their
hearts to learn that we have such a
generous, broad-minded president
oil(o who is so deeply concerned lest
harm should come to the supporters
of the bloody bandit, Kolchak.
GRACE WOMAN SOLVES
THE GPHERO PROBLEM
Montana Woman Perfects
Compound Which Dp
Grace, Mont., Aug. 29.-Mrs. H.
L. Sulli\van, a widow residinlg on her
holmestead ncear here, has earned the
gratitude of the farmers of Montana
by perfecting a comlpound that makes
the destruction of the rodents that
yearly destroy thousands of bushels
of grain and otlier crops not only
possible but eatsy.
The delpartment of agriculture of
this stale, as well as the federal de
parttnent have devoted much tiime
and money to the probleon of destroy
ing the millions of gophers that in
fest the rural districts in Montanta
and the Dakotas; much poisoned
grain was distributed by the agri
cultural deplartment of this state for
the destruction of gophers, but its
use has llot been satisfactory; thou
satnds of birds have beets killed by
its use andtl there has been a conse
quent increase in the insect tribe.
The preparation compound by Mrs.
Sullivan does not harm the bird, but
it is greedily devoured by the
gophers and insures a certain and
Despite the urging of her friends,
Mrs. Sullivan has declined to patent
her mixture and has given out the
formula for publication
It consists of the following in
Two cups of flour.
Two cupls of sugar.
'ITwo tablespoonfuls ,f baking soda.
Enough strycliine toi cover the
point of a knife.
Mix dry and deposit a small por
tion in the mouth of :he entrance
to the gopher's domicile.
Use gloves in mixing and keep
the mixture out of the reach of chil
Farmers residing near Grace testi
fy to the results obtained by the use
of this compound. Mr. Edward
Briggss, a well-known rancher of
this district, states that with the use
of this compound lie has destroyed
every gopher on his ranch; he be
lieves that the compound should be
manufactured in large quantities
either by the state or national gov
ernment and distributed free to the
ranchers with instructions for its
use; if this was done he is of the
opinion that the gopher pest could
be destroyed in two years and thou
sand of dollars worth of crops saved
for the farmers.