Newspaper Page Text
ithutte Jri1d uhretd i
csed Every' Eveing, Except Sunday, by THE BULLETIN PUBLISHING CO.
Iatarad as Ssead-Clam Matter, December 18, 1917, at the Postofee at Butte, Mentana
Voder Act of March 8, 1879.
PHONES: Business OMe, 52: Editorial Rooms. 292
BUSINESS OFFICE AND EDITORIAL ROOMS, 101 SOUTH IDAHO STREET
One Ment ................ .....75 Six Months .................. 8.75
Three Mentha . ............$2.04 By the Year.................... $7.0,)
The Daily Bulletin Is on sale every day at the following places in Butte.
Jacques Drug Co., Harrison and Cobban Depot Drug Store, 828 East Frant St.
George A. Ames, Jr., 816 1 2 N. Main St. P. O. News Stand, "West Park St.
International News Stand. S. Arizona St.
Palace of Sweets, Mercury and Main Sts. Harkins' Grecery, 1028 Talbat Ave.
Everybody's News Stand, 215 S. Montana Helena Confectionery, 785 East Park St.
SFRIDAY, SEPT. 5 1919.
Come down to the Bulletin office and sign
a monthly pledge :-: :-:
LABOR! FREE YOUR PRISONERS!
IThe war' is over. But the war' upon labor. still eotlin.es. 0
Utnder c'overi of wart legislatioin, although all ex'cuse for its cx
istence is past, men and women of progressive view's and labor a
affit ilions are still being imprisoned for exercisiwg their' ivil k
and political rights. This imprisolmient ald persecution of s
people fi' t'ee expr'essos of tpitiotis is not confinid to any b
part or portion ot the tcointryit . Meni arte eing a'rr'ested iii Cali- 1
ot'rnia, inl Kansas. int Minniesota. itn Pennsylvai, ia, in New Yllork.
--in the north and the sotith---in the east ais, the west --maci c
anid women are servingi litie n aiil others are still being tried it
andi convicitedl and given liog prison sentenices fort having donlie e
no imoit e thail exp'ess their views oa for giving v e ii to th1 eitr I
LEncourage' d by the sucess of he espionage act. in jaililng
imemiber's of the working class iof' radical views, statle Ilegisla- .
tlires have been plasitig special laws mitdei' the title of 'crim
inal syndicalistl bills," oisteinsibly to be used against the 1. \'. I
\\.'s, the anarchists aid the socialists, b t as soon .as the s.yndi- r
ealist bill passed the I; aliforniatl slatle legislati re, acti ve moe - I
oers 'of uniontis aft'filiated with the Ameriant Federa tliani of it - a
hio' were arrested, jailed nlillt charge' d w'il " 'ri'iinititl syn\tiical
is.n" for their strike nativities. The samine tactics iarei being a
ltsed againist the organiziers of Ihte st el idiiustry in ensilisyl- i
Uniable to cope ( w-ith, the gro'wig powe'r of labor aiild ti the
developinig stpirit t' solidarity. thle enmploying classes haveion
iiiiirgly devised this new means of fighting oirganized labor by
passing laws with the \ivoived pl'rpose iof checi'kintg the n is livi
lies tof radicals but virtu'illy titese laws a ire so ciionstirued as to
enable them to arrest all active workers. Knowing that they
are untible to defeat a st'rongly org'tanlized body, they tlare tIying
to iatch the wtiorker's aipathwetic ti a it i unawares.
If' these laws are plliassed in the iaritl in i i es, the courts canl
make at strike illegal til i bre.ak it by calling ti e strike "saio
tage,"' ai linder such legislation want send labor leaders to jail
for long terms.
For sel'-iprotel t ion, the imeni and wiil omen of orill gantized labor
htiist see (w'hiat thlie employing class so clearly sees) that so farI
as the goealt conomic st.ruggle is encleernied, the clpitalisti
egime makes noit distinction between an A. '. of L. irganizer
ightling for a little more iof the joys I 'of life for the woiker.s and
the maitn or wimai who holids theli niist extreme views. Anivitne
that thireateins the iegitme of the basses is the etnemy itt' the calp
italist ('class and is dealt with , nccorditgly.
The Amneriai worker does not yet realize Ihat lie is as likely
io go It pison fore twenlty y'ear1 s biecaile otl his partificipuatiot
in a strike as any of the extreme radicats who lproclaim the
the years to mine the politincal tiand labor prisioners will tnoi
i etr ' he countied by It li llhundreds, biat by the tlhitilsa s......
the jaiils wil l be filled by 1ei1' ani d w itrn l ofit t s e social visi.on
-iniless labor, recl og; iizig its tiown pol wer, i'refulses to allil.w it.
In W\itclhita. nln., thirtltwo wiorkers have een confined
since Noiveimberl 1t1 t.i iii i l in tt sii 'ilthyt and uinisaniitar' that wve
eiannot tell iaboult it and pass the uto isit'. line ofi' these wiien
went iinsane, lione atelwlltetd suicide aini o li tils died on r lount
of the filthy co. diii Iol the Il.iloh jiai. Every man has lst fronti
ri to i) punlill.s in weigtil. 'ilThey are itl ,charged wilh ani'
thh'ing' lhmt the openl expression of their views. These 3/7 iues
have. iever' bleen tibro ghtl ti totrial, biut hive bIee keptl ili jili 2
months. Twice indictmenllIes have (been quashed I'of iinsut'ii
ciency, bilt the men were ininedialely re-iidicted.
There is sarc'ely a prisoni iii aill these United Stales liilt con
tarins some tltin l mitan who is there ttbecaus e he believ'ed ini
labor's catuse. Maitny io' These tar'e cases wherie the employi)'ng
class have imerely t'oiniid it c 'onveniient chantiice idiin.g the war'
situation to strike a i veniiois blow\ at workiing mein who have
Ibeen a thorni'i in their side at othi er tiies.
It is necessary fori' the f'tiu're liberty ot' this cliittry lithat
Am.nericani labor see tl it thlat lthe prison dtl'oors swing openi and
scl firee the oanit ndi wonii wtho ae stiffeting utr war-tinime
iteaisures. Tihere 'e iove' 1 50i t stuch't is ioers iii tihe Ater'i
cait jails todiay. it is intai only labor's aibsolute right, but it' la
bor is to tmainitain its self-respeic- t, it MlUST stanl d biak oi f every
manit who is ntow in pr'isoni btecaise ofit' lIahir's sti'uiggle. Labort
must ldeniind the i'realizatiion in America of some wi' the thinigs
that we were snipisei l to lie fighting foitr iiin Europiiie.
You manty not agree w'ith all the views 'held by the labor i' and
poilical prisoners. llu 1 no .ouiitry cill progress without dif
ferOnces of opinionii--ino ctli itry can priogre'i'ss without the right
to fr'eely expre'ss ithese dit'ei'renes i n political, sociaitl anid ec
onomic snbjeelst--atd where thiere are differenics of opiniotn,
somebody rnust have the rigiht to be wrotng. \V'hrkingitetn havel
sufi'fered and bled and died in this war' becausie they werte pi'.n -
ised more liberty and better etcoinomic coniditions. Now the
forces of latar must niot rest ititit atll t'ep'essive wle-.tlas arel
icepaled and all labor and pdliiical prisoners ait'e freed. I' lti
hoe tio.s not take action itt thi.is matlet'r, it wvill mei n t thultI tiwuile
-haits. will be fast etiid Ihatl t w'ill be hlind to break.
It' the resilutilion tlhat wits passed itt the last A. F. oif L. eon
ventian in Atltantlit' City, hitat i1i.iiiunctliOtis be ignored, is ceat't'ied
in'o ateion, miote jails w'ill hiive ta be btiilt to hold lhe labhti'
mt.ii that clash with the ettploving classes. Unless you stand
by .he men you do not agree with entirely, your turn will come
next, Solildaily now means sti'ength tor the futute. Resolve
here a-d now tha1t you will be readier than yoU have been in
the past to leap to the defense of out, labor soldiers threatened
in the ildustrial conflict.
Do not be frigh'tenied by tihe capitalist press cry' of: '"anar
chisl." "'lHolshevist." ,or' "I. V. .'These epilhels are nrow
hei.ig hurled at liberal judges, editors and liberal-minled men
and womnen who have sounded the warning to labho against
the impending despotism.
Demand-rot only demand, but see to it---hat there is an
immediate amnesty to all the labor and political prisoners in
the American jails.
COONEY "HEA VES" AGAIN.
When the public hislory of the boobs who now preside as
Sounty commissioners of Silver Bow county comes to be writ.
ten, a prominent chapter in the work will of necessily be die
voted 1to the exploits of this man Cooney, who seems to have
evenr less c('mrIonli i sense and judgment than his fellow incom
As we recall it, at the' time Clown Cooney was running for
office and immediately after the people of the county had
played siuckers by elecling him, the irrepressible l)yroir burst
into print frequently with stalements of what he intended to do
for the dear people.. His actions since assuming Ithe c.omrnis
siornership lead one to believe that the statements accredited to
himi were inspired by c1op)ious draughts of the stffll Ihat cheers
and that what Blyron--old dear--really meanit \\as whatl le
wo\iuld do to the dear people.
'Tis true, thui Ilyron, as a newspaper man, realizes Ihe value
of publicity. And In his credit, be it said, he has managed 1.,
keep in the public eye consistently. First it. was when he as
sisted his I'ellow members of the board to purchase a brand new
[uii'ick car. apparentlly for the social and polilical Iuses of Mrs.
Blyron. Then came that historio hair-pulling match helween
the "'more deadly" member of the Cooney family anid the
county auditor, inl which epithets were hurled as f're(iquently as,
it appears, a cur'ling iron. Later we were regaledt wilh another
evidence o(f Mr. (hou ney's interest in the dear people when we
learnedI that lie had employed a ward heeler as a hirnder of in
d-ligent widows and orphans, ostensibly, but really as a solicito
of voles ill Ihe interest of Byron's bosom friend, that doaughtly
hero of,1' the spruce forests, "I, Captain Cutts."
And it seems that Byron has not yet displayed his full bag of
tricks. More recently, it has developed that Byron is very
greatly displeased with the action of some special officers em
piloyed by the comnlly attorney to stop bootlegg-ing andi to halt
m.onurshininig. And quite wrathfully, the classical Blyron
jumpled into the fray with the demand that the' "dry squad" be
abolished. And this, be it saidI, is probably the most consistent
ac(ion Ihatl Byron has taken since he took office. In attlempt
ilig to d away with the d(ry squad Byron is simplly lprote'cting
And now, perhaps, Blyron is tired of life. "I will no longer
hear Ilhe i oliii of suspicion." says ihe. The only conceivable
waiy in w\\hlich B1yron can get away frotmn suspicions oft some
Ihings and positive charges of others, including known iniconim
petence, is to shrll'fle off this mortal coil.
\Villth naive comedy Byron, too, states, with reference to the
expenditures tfl' ltre dry squadl, "1 will not see the public
spending from $ 1,000 to $ 1,i400 for something they do not gelt
nor will umy sanction e given. to10 it." In this connection we are
implelled, frIom our knowledge of Byron's tastes, to infer that
were the $1,000 to $ 1, 400 spent by Ihe public for the vile con
coc.tions popularly known as -moonshine," Byron wouild ap
prove, partiicllanrly were Byron to get his share of the goods
tPirohably as a means of proving an alibi for himself, with
referenci'e It the factl that anthentic rumor at the cou rtlhouse
insists that considerable tof the seized liquors stored in one of'
the 'a lts at. the courtrhouse had disappeared, tihe Hlonorable
('Cio)liey' seeks to prove that he knows neither of the vault conm
hinations. Perhaps it' stirred uip[) enough Cooney w'ill be frank
enough ti enlightenC the public as to what lie knows ol' t he
Snysteriruns mo\-ements of some of the county trucks, which on
se\'veral oI.casions hat\ve been known to loa(d i p with some sort
of (argo at tIe c('urthouse and whirl away in the dead of the
night iI the hrol es ft' some of1' the ciuirmirssioniers or their near
Ilyrolr ciloses his li rade againstl I te ch enmlltyeyattorney with the
stateme nt, "I heaved a sigh of relief at having washed my hands
,of a malleri \\whicht I Iealr will yet cast odium on tile courity
governnieI I." Now, coming' t'from the source it does, we claim
hat that sentlllence is a classic and shiuild lake ralnk in current
public lilerature along with the I'aM.nurs ''May I Nol's" of Presi
\Ve have heard ot' hits (it drirrks. Itirt never bel'iore ot' one
alled "'sigh oft' relief.:' Peirais. Ihtugh, if we took to drink
heav\e a rew 'siglrs." or other liiluids. ini the cohl, grmay ulawn
ut' lihe m )irn inrr alter.
TORTURE FOR SEA TTLE'S BRAVEST.
\\iordl iii rmes ram Seatlle thlit llilel . Wells, at member orf
the IElectrical \Vorkers' union and tformerlty president of the
Central Lab)or Ciouincil of that citly, now\\ confiined in Ithe plli
te tiary at Mcl Neil's island ftri 1 his activities Oil behalf of labor,
is being mianleled to the hars of his cell tar four1 houl's every
dlay anit conflined ill "solitary.'
Alft ci 1 ii medical examllinatllion. W\Vllts was declared to be phy"
sicaillyv uI ii llt to peri'orl hard labor,.
In spite li' Ihlis he was given tlie hIeaviest tasks ill the prisoln;
feeling himisetlf' hreaking down, he asked for lighter ,work, but
the request wa. not granted. In order ti p'eserve his rapidly
tfaliing helilth-.---e. has never been si rang physically --he re
fuI'sed I eaoiltiinull at heavy labor anid the solitary' con'illnemetil
nid manilnaclina g is the result.
Wells is one of lthe finest spirits in the labor movementli suli
ieeled to the bitterest criticisni by loes \\ithin and witlholut Ithe
labor nimovemelit, no oine ever heard him say anl unkind woird,
even of his worst enemies: like tiebs. he is eloquent aniild an
lliiirilng worlker' for labor's caluse.
The least the Seattle workers can do is to foice thlie ulncalled
for brutalilies inflicted .n Wells In cease by a united protest
m.ld actioni if' necessary.
It is had enough for the labor nmovementl to he deprived of
the services of mnon like Ilunll \Vells--anid submit to it--with
toullt passively aIllowing them ta b e tortuired to death tby mledieval
We b( i ti e Solatlle \\workers will get husy.
The presidlenlt says if' the treatyl is accepted thallit e boysi
in khaki will inever have to eioss the seas again." ite imust
have discovered ita newV route to Europe.
O __ ToYOe R &cu
G OOD NIGHT
TIKE MUCKER "
If you want to
know anything, ask
the Mucker. If you
don't know any
thing, ask the
Mucker. If you
know anything you
kinow the Mucker
don't know, tell it
to the public
through the Muck
The other day I was talking to a
business man and amongst other
things he told me a littel insident
wich tuk place when he was out on
a fishing trip a, few weeks ago. Now
this is no fish story, but I thot it
mite be' interesting just the same
so I am taking my pen in hand an
anm spreading the ink in my oar
uninmatable stile. Ez I sed before
the bisness man was on his way tc
where he could catch some fish. II
must have been trout he wuz after
as most hisness men get tired fish
ing for suckers they are so eezy tc
catch. So every wunce in a wilk
they like to take a weak off anc:
rurr .IIIIIrIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIHII/IIIIII lllIIIrilIIII rlI|IIllIIIIIIIIIIIII
NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS
I -IIII _I__ i
Subscription Rates Are Going Up =
TO KEEP THE B ULLE TIN UP- I
For the purpose of helping to maintain The N
Daily Bulletin; I
For the purpose of helping to make The Daily
Bulletin independent of advertising; o
For the purpose of having the subscribers bear
a portion of the deficit under which The Bulletin I
unavoidably operates; e
For the purpose of continuing to fight for the N
_ people who toil; _
For the purpose of increasing the effectiveness 3
of The Daily Bulletin.
-' 3 Subscribers to The Daily Bulletin on and "
- I after Oct. 1, 1919, will be asked to pay the '
S• following rates: 1
SI One Month . . . . . $1.00
SThree Months . . . . 2.75 I
I Six Months . . . . 5.00
I One Year . . . . . 9.50 1
- The inauguration of the above rates on Oct. 1 will not affect subscriptions u
rl- lwhich have been paid in advance beyond that date at the old rate. i
- As 'IhI( Daily Bulletin is conducted for the sole purpose of serving the peo- d
1 3 pie, and not for the benefit of those who exploit the people, the management I
I i'eecls sure that all the present supporters of this FREE PRESS will readily
* reeogiiize the necessity for the increase in the subscription rates an'tl continue a
! 1heir support. -
i tiI su p or. THE BULLETIN STAFF. 3
i bm.ummmmm.uumuiunmuunummIIu uuuuuu.uuinmumum mu.im.
catch a gamier fish. Well, seems
like he was away up the Madison
river country, now mebbe Im mis
taken it niite uv been the Jefferson
or the Gallitan river he said but
any how it don't matter much where
it was ez long ez the inidlent he
menshuned is told troothfully.
It seems like he was driving along
in his limoosine and the roads had
been just turribly dry and dusty
wen all uf a sudden he run right
into a mud hole wich must uv been
sum hole alrite hecus he got rile in
the middel uf it when his car re
fused to travel enny further. Ilis
astonishment was only ekwAld by
the joy he felt when he notised a
farmer along the rode away. He
had forgotten his hip boots an he
cudnt figur out how he cud get enny
wher to get help with out wading
thru mud up to his neck when he
notised the farmer. You bet he fell
pk leased so he hollered and hollered
· to attrack his attenshun. Finally
the rube hurd the umrore and hlie
e drove up an asked our hero wet he
a Well, after a littel dickering the
r rube told him he wuld pull him oul
* for $5. The bisness man felt sc.
c glad about getting out of the hole
he never raised a kick about the
price-at the time-but after he goi
to thinking about the matter an he
gan to put too and too together h(
thot mebbe he had ')een bunkoed
So on his return jurney le stoppeo
a before lie reached the laud hole ant
r ccksamined it. It seems like tIh
it irrigation ditch which crossed the
n rode had been damned up in a sus
w pishus looking manner wich cause(
it the water to run over the rode-
a, wile he was luking at it he notiset
n a waggon and teem half hidden ii
n the bushes and he began to smell
e. rat espeshully when he see the vert
0o same fellow who had pulled him ou
It on his way up.
r "Huh! Believe nie, I made up m;
i- mind that I'd get my car thru the
io mud hole," he said. "or I'd leave i
Ic stay there till it dried up.' Oh ye
wen I got thru I made it my hisness
to enquire about that lellow. As a
- result of..hiz investigashun he dis-,
covered that the rube was making
all kinds of money hauling pore in
nocent bisness men out of that mud
hole at $5 per. His indlgnashun
was arouzed by the inftrmashun he
receeved and he desided to make a
1 trip around by the soanty seat and
y report it to the county authoritees.
t The result wua the farmer re
p ceeved a visit from the county com
p missioners and he wuz compelled to
- go to considerable expense to change
s the rode and I understand the money
y he had made frum the littel graft
a wuznt neerly suffishunt to pay fer
e the improvments wich he hed to
e put in.
Y Now wen the bisness man lied
g told me the above insident he laffed
e and laffed and I laffed too, but just
I the same I cud'nt see why the
d farmer didn't have as much rite to
y hiz littel graft as sum of our middel
e men an I don't just understand why
e the authoritees cud'nt spoil the
middel mna's littel graft just ez
e eezy ez they did the farmers. Uf
Lt coarse Im ownly a pore ignorant
a worken man an the subject may be
e too deep for me to savvy but mebbe
e sum wun besides me can reezun it
it out an see a moral in this littel story.
d PA'KERS PAY. EXPENSES.
d Washington, Sept. 5.---At the
Le hearing on the Kenyon and Ken
Ce drick bills for the regulation of the
- packing industry by the senate agri
,d cultural committee, Senator Ken
-- yon, republican. Iowa, tross-examin
*d ed W. D. Reynolds and J. H. Hall,
n two Fort Work, Tex., ranchers,
a bringing out admission that they had
'y been paid expenses by the packers
it after appearing before tongressional
committees on a previous occasion
y when legislation considered inimical
at by the "big five" was under consid
it eration. Both men insisted they did
sa not expect reimbursement for this