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.age TWO. .i U ;1 T DAILY -U LLE
BIRDS OF A FEATHER
In its issue of Atigust 30. the Libby 'ime---thile ,jour'al in
whhir the A. C.( M. starts much ol its propaganla--is a lengthy
article by one J. M. Kennedy denying the charges Iof responii -
bility for graft in the uiv'ral't department tpreferr'ed against Mr'.
Johni I. Ryati and conlaininig a eilogy of the head of the A.
C. M. that might truthfully apply i, Ab-rahain Lineoln i. W Iti no
All charges are (leined in lil. but no proof to ilhe contriavY
is offer ed.
Klennedy .ojntents himself' willh ielling of the spleilidil chain
pio \li wich lahir Ihas found in Mlr'. Ryail and hiiw Ai.ugust'l s
Ileinze trusted hini i ii lic'illy.i
Everyone kIntows what happened I, Ileiize.
liesperatll e ilndeed imust he the position ini which M 'r. J.I hn I).
l-yan of the Anauatilda Mining i.impany f'inds himself as a re
slIt iof the exlosurie of stupilei ois mal gigantic I'ffra l in the
airiraft serice while lie was its hiead. when flihe has In seine
the jou'naltisli' guttllers a ind hbring I his defense J. M. Kenn.i ly.
Msill dripping with the o'ul slime of the cesspolol s of oir p,
lion in which siuch carrioni secrete lthemiselves until broligiiht It,
the surf'ace bly lhe drami el of' their fear-'fenzied maslers c i
poison lie sii'irou diii ng atmosphere with the fetidl idor th ali
piolirs fromi their festering lrains.
If manly e that in Libby. whi're the recartid or lte white
haireidold i'ipocurer for the special interests tof the sallle is notri
as well known Ia iin lilate. Ic, kiieldy's f'ilsonie oltogy at' lb yanli
y caryilv some weight: itf.it does it will lie dle to this lack
of knwt ledge of Kennedy's uiiiliie'i violtiois of the legial
andil moal code anad his gene'rally care-free at iltde IowIardil
ninny .a' the sacried sociat cisti..is as well us igniorance of de-t
tailedl chairges. suiisltalithted by lproot'. of theft. briber'y. giraft
and emihezzlemieint in the aircraft deplartmlietl, coveredl at times
byv ii veil of legality that is fn thliIii t conciieaf the rapacioiis
plundering thai t wenit onii ler lthe guise of1' atr'ilisiii and
war iie essity antd iiterl' the dlii'rection of Mri'. loh I1. yani.
Siuiln ly for the pt rl use of placing linl aged jolu'nalisli(
I lt e roll ito i llnamy. we will devote a portiln ii this articl le (to
hIis exploit ii, il a lso thal'tie pubilif may gtain sa. le idea ail(
the mio al ali e of il ti l e il ivihf (lii als w It-ho a lre busyl iig Ihen -
selves in a IHyal behalft. i
\\W hile city clerk of Hilite, in the dear', dead lbag ago, ii,
whichli lie touchingly refers. in the nt icle iii the Liibby Tiimes,
Mr'. Keinnedyv "'went soiulth with some $_.700.00I diepoisitedI byI
a bidder on a citv (ctllatral. When\Vlii alled uplioin to irefund Itie
tmoiney. Mir. lieieieyv. ini his s l inihlalalnt mianner.l, minade
somlie aiiryv coimment. aiiid dismiissedi the matiler' as iiiwiiortliy otf
his atltention. The ir'ate 'intractori'. hoiwever, haid to he i'e
iiinbursted it of thie city ti'resu iiiry. ani lhe few frieinds hatI
Mr. Kenn-edy had at that timie. hlulshedi the niiatter' ilp and kelpt
hiiin out of the penlitenlti'ar'y.
After Ihis little incidientl. Mi'. Kti ieily eniteredl the reailms ofI
highi finaulice in thlie IPeopiles Saviingis hank r tole. His iauuie
ippears as One of the (leeli()rs of that instituti ..--.opposile a1
goodly sum--tihat d. efrau. deId thoisails of theifl wage eai'iners ri'
this canip t o t f ttheiri stuilinty savinigs by l a si'ies of' I''audsi soi
tbr'azeli that ile whiole ganig wail lii hve gtone lto Ileer' .Ladge
had theiiy int beei prii',tl' ed by high oi fficials of' the state aiiil
mni- like (ihnlil Ii. yanii
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whienever their methods of explolitat~ioni are4: expose(d. ieiUtter'
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and14 corporate morality ar'e seplarate arid (list 4401, (one4 from the
othier; that. cor'porations rob, bribe, cheat, starve and murder
\\ith the satllnili l of thleir directors w ho as indi\itiiualt w ulmild
shlrink froi' i co.mnilling any of these crimes.
The best cexniitle ofl hle gulf that separates lr'ivale from
o.arlt'rl e mI 'ralit.y is tlhe Stanldard Oil Iom Iany, I 'o whichl the
A. C. . I., cornpainy is ta . sidiary. I)uiriiig lie .lliltn\ w strike,
a, hieart of the Standi ardl ()i company, John 1). -ioketi'eller mu.r
iered miniers and 1eire wives aind children; in private lile he is
0 weak. inoffensive and deeply religions person.
la1vi1g settledl this ttieslion,. we \will proceed to review the
harges ag1ain tl ini e i r. Jolihn I). - I an, head .l ' of' tie A\. . ..
one ut the' irettors of the Mlaiwaukee mailwlay an nl e o. the
exeii lliive cuniiiiiiltee of rive of tlha.t corporation: n lm the board
of director, s of the lontai m Plower company. direclt r in a chain
if haintks. heat of the Americant lie.d (Cross. assistalnt secrethar
of war. aid hearl of aicranft it't-r. rduction.
Thle princiital charges against. Mr. fyan are Ilhese: That
h\\ile assislant seceltary o war or while hiead o.f niiicraf'l po
nI flion ii he liermitted the expenditure of $600.O( o.irn.l anid ln or
Shricsh sum lit a single fighting airplane was la.lnded in France.
Thal . I2) ain.nulll or in excess thereof was expended for the
coistrl.tirion ofI a railroadi 38 miles in length. through a co>tn
Iry in ,+whichi there was noi a single foot of spruce timniher that
.iiifil he secd 'or' constructiori of airpfiaies: that this c'oail was
.nl" of \-a.le to he Chicago.. Milwaukee & St. Pant railway, of
i \l ich Hya!N is a direti or: that. lie saw to the appointmenll t of' the
Schief enginiieer 1' lite Miil\awkee roal as a nmajor in the regular
army so that he colfd superintend the conistruction Iof this 38
m.iles iof line that cmuld only be used by the Milwaukee anu was
aluble on- lyto to the: that lthe cost of this 38 miles averaged
$ (Qt1o.l0 ) per' mile. when the cost of similar' rauf Neds. irnclutl
ing rolling' stock and terminal, averaged only ,$(il(.Iltli) pier mile.
The charges tIirther incliude statements to ithe effeet that
enlisted iiei. soldliers in the arvmy oft' democracy. were sol into
peonlge ail tI'ored toi lahnr for hconraclors i1hoi clharlgel the
lnion stale foIii lhr their ini or. aid. added the dilfere.ce I t thlei
intral'ts takeni onl a basis of ost pluis 1Iti per cenit.
The chargeis are itlso miade that desflite the $. li.0tl)i00.)Ii
'l'ltt!oi ri.atell Ifor the uir'craftl service. the oiily prndf etl that has
ain hing to ii with "air' w-as millinaire: of ti his Iy pe the air
era't service was. espec'ially Iproluciltive.
Not a single aeronrmantical expert was allowedl ti l e t eear e
Iniiir.i 't. del.i.artinert" a lmui olil e eigiries flhal were absolulely
useless were piihlliasel ald clontracted fir in ellnormouls llquanl
tities: tihe alittliolliation «-a, sp)enl with the resiull tiat l vhen
tIll, iarmistiice was signedl there were 213 Amer'ican fplaies on
ie friont and these were knowni al.ing the avia.ors as "flam
ihg coifiiis : nn exfieriencid m iilman wouil go iti in them,
kI lx win'ig it to be suicide to s make the a ttem tl.
l l ilr he i liree'lion o Mr. lHyai the ai'cratl deliartlnme t
got away with the . 000,.0, , apltropriatintu amnd left nothing
I show for it if we except some very fat contr.lacs negotiated
,witli various lumber c lmpanies that have not heelon fii filled.
Not a single fightiting airplane was buillt, aimd ahbout all thatl
was construit'led was he railroad tfor the henefit (of the Chli
iago. \lilwaikee & St. Paul. built with goverunment money for
ti corporation of whiclh Mr. lRyan is one of the direclors, by the
chief enginieer iof rle ioncern,'. apponlted. a man jor lor that liiir
Now. iL ill.? Il n iit le a lovable lihra(teitlc' in pirivaite life Ias
the Libby laelots assert; us hear of sio e of the iost ruthless
e (rporatin s in the [nited Stl(es'. the eviderne shows thatl lie
look ailan~l'ge o1i the vwar hysteria Io etnrih corpnlrations with
w\hich he was connected.
We are nolt clamoting ii ifr the tirtii hnmenlt of Mr. Ryani he
.alise we believe he thas lproieedhed atII(rding to the rules of
the gaime: wars are tuight to enrich just s.ucih or)'!oraltiioi asl
1Mr'. fvan represenlts.
lie hasi ated in the interests of the etmpaniiies whnose repre
sentative he is and has violated no( riles of the enpitalistic (ode.
We cile the t iore 'oin to pro ( thIle lhypocrisy. not t I Mr.
Ilyani. bit iof those Iools of enpitalisinli wIho alwvays stand ready
lI altilitie the highest imotives lto lthe llyais and their ilk, In)
m atter whait their deeds na.y be.
A silk purse caninot be imadle of a s,!w s ea: neither can setl f
saril'ice fort a high ideal lie explectedl trint a class that profits
lfini explolitation of the manly.
The lyans cannoti be changed. lut the system that mlk.es
liaius ranl atil dwill he (haniged by thle w\ho suffer fronm lthe
wiorkings of Int system.
Iesplise ieo h(etnedys and the luits., hotl remember that
uintil we (make sinch actiions as ithe latest extploits of vRyant inl
ipossible by changing fromn lpivate to inllective owniershil, the
lhiyanis are wiser than we are.
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" Political Anarchists Sent to Jail;
Why Favor Industrial Anarchists?
Ever since the writer can remem-I
her and 'probably for many years bi-I
fore the public ha, indulged a fear
of anarchy which the doings of an
archists scarcely seemed to warrant.
The avowed anarchist was anll oh
ject of general detestation and con
stant police surveillance. The slight
est appearance of iliscondunct on his
part was heralded far and wide. In
rale cases, smlarting under wrongs
inflicted by the injustice in the exist
ing social order, he resorted to secret
violence. For this he was promptly
held up to scorn and the responsibil
ity for all violence not otherwise
clearly accounted for was laid at hls
Whal Breeds Ainarchy?
Sometimes such violence grew out
of business rivalries. Sometimes it
grew out of the antagonism between
capital and labor. Whatever the
cause he was the culprit or the goat
--more often the latter.
He was oppl;osed to the dictation of
society through the state in regula
tion or limitation of humlan conduct
and individual initiative.
He believed in aboslute freedomn of
conscience. He was and is, there,
fore, a rebel against constituted au-i
thority and the state must in self
defense regard him as a pub:ic en
emy and wage a war of suppression
or extermination against him.,
In return for this kindly notice
he exposes unflinchingly tie political I
Itants, the industrial injustice. and
the religious hypocrisy of nlodeirn so
I"orn under mnonarchial forms lie is
the antithesis of the monarch. Reared
in a wta!tll-controlled democracy he
opposes the government because it
interferes with his pursuit of happi
nesS. Left to himself he lives a quiet,
peaceful life with conscience as his
!i s 't- di."tla or.
So long as the majority of us be
lieve in government the anarchist
tiltist to oline extent be regarded as
\\We may not be able to agree with
ith, :l'trchtist, but we can play fair
in order to do so we must consider
who and what are his chief accusers.
Ti'he Anarchist's Accusers.
\\ find in them the barons of mian
itfititure. the magnates of tratnslpor
tation. the princes of commerce,. the
lordst of natural resources, and the
kine.s of high finance.
The business and purpose of each
kiand all of these is to get wealth to
increase their power. to get mores
wealth, and to continue this process
while life shall last.
These men cajole or buy our rep
resentatives, they dictate to our ex
ecutives, and they frame decisions
for our courts. They believe in law
oIttv so far as it is made, interpreted.
and enforced in their interest. They
oppose every law intended to restrict
BAIL IS WANTED
WITOUT FAIL FOR THE
MEN WHO ARE IN
Hundreds of workers are literally rotting in the jails of this country
because of their activity in the cause of Labor. Many'of these victims
of the world-wide class war are awating trial--and have been waiting
for mainy weary months for the speedy trial guaranteed them by the
United Slates (Constitution. Others were tIiied and sentenced to terms
ranging front olle to twenty years during the period of war hysteria,
indii appeals in their cases are now being taken from King Capital drunk
to King Capital sober.
Some of the prisoners have escaped by death, others are dying, many
have contracted tube'culosis and other loathsome diseases, and all are
suffering untiold agony from close confinement in the fetid atmosphere
from insaniitary and utnhealthy surroundiings, from poor and insufficient
food, and fromn inhumana trealtment accorded them by brutalized guards.
Past attempts to securte bail for all of these workers in jail have not
been att.ended withi great success because of the lack of system. In
dividuals sought to secure bail for their personal friends, and failing to
get the nectessary amiount they returned what had been collected, thus
imakinig their entire efforts fruitless. This was the condition facing the
delegates from all the western district organizations of the Industrial
Workers of the World when they met in conference on July 3 and 4 in
Seattle. The delegates solved the problem by an unfailing means
A Bail and Bond Cbmmittee was elected to systematize the work of
collectinlg bail and a nation-wide drive has been started to secure the
loan of cash, Liberty Bonds and property sufficient to gain the release
of all class war prisoners. With practically nio advertising Six Thou
sand Dollars were raised in the first five days. More than Two Hun
ir.l 'te Thoiusand Dollars are needed to release those now being held for
their Labor activitv.
Suniis of Five Dollars and lip are accepted as loans, and all cash, Lib
eityv lhonds or propel'ly is tabulated in triplicate, one copy going to the
person n akiilg Ithe laln, anolther beinig retlaiined by the Bail and Botnd
Comnlitntee, and the third being filed with the Trades Union Savings
and Loan Association of Seattle, with whom all fuinds, bonds and prop
ertv schedules will be banked.
Only those who have been proved loyal and trustworthy-are being
setit out as collectors. Everything possible has been done to safeguard
this bail and bond fund, from the selection of the committee to the
choice of the bank. A portion of the funtd is being set aside to return
loatns oil dcmand in. case persons who have made them are forced to
leave tle ounti'r or have other reasons for making a withdrawal.
Bail will be used to release specified persons where that is desired,
but other'wise the irelease will take place by a blind drawing of names,
IlI ti irsuriing fairness to all prisoners. By common consent the men
in Wichita, Kansas, jail will first be released, as they have been held
the longest and jail conditiolns are worse there than anywhere else in
the entire coulntrly. This bail has nearly all been subscribed, and the
men will be made accredited collectors when released, and their speedy
release will helpl to set others at liberty.
No necessity exists for argumniet. Your duty is clear. If your ears
are innt deafi to a call from your class, if you feel tha.t an injury to one
is an injury to all, if there brluns witliin you the faintest spark of human
ity, you will see that t.he men do not remain behind the bars an un
necessary miniite leciause yiou withheld your support.
THEY ARE WILLING TO GIVE THEIR LIVES FOR YOU!
ARE YOU WILLING TO LOAN YOUR DOLLARS TO THEM?
Send all cash, checks and bonds to John L. Engdahl, Secretary of Ball
and Bond Committee, Box W, Ballard Station, Seattle.
Property schedules should be filed with Attorney Ralph S. Pierce,
Room 607 Central Building, Seattle.
Butte Office, 318 N. Wyoming St., A. S. Embree, Bond and Ball
~~~~-~~~I irasas~~aW8~le~wri~ _
individual initiative in the control of
They want the anarchist freedom
of conscience and liberty of action
for themselves, but not for the rest
of us. They want business to be free
from legal restrictions and govern
mental interference. They oppose
public ownership or operation of any
and every industry where there is
an opportunity to choose.
Not Public Benefactors.
Their attitude is not prompted by
a beenvolent desire for the public
welfare but by the lust of wealth
and the power it confers.
What shall we say of these men
who pursue the avowed anarchist
without mercy for holding to certain
_principles in politics while they fight
for the application of the same prin
ciples to industry? If all that op
ponents of anarchy say with regard
to the conditions which political an
archy would produce be true, then
even a cursory view of presentt in
dustrial conditions should suggest
the cause and the remedy for the
chaos which prevails.
Resent Legal Restraints.
These industrial anarchists would
resent the application of this term
!o them. but the facts are too patent
to require further explanation or ar-1
gument, and as the industrial organ
ization of society is more vital than
its po!itical organization, so the .in
dustrial anarchist is more dangerous
than the political one.
The reason political anarchists are
not all in jail lies in the fact that
those at liberty have lived well with
in the law as a rule. The reason
the others are not all in confinenment
is because they live above the law.
The reason the rest of us are not
in jail is because we are only half
breeds we still want the law for the
Why harass the political kind and
relstain them in every possible way
while giving to the industrial brand
all the privileges they desire--and
pretty nearly everything else in
lUI'GGL.t.I)) "HOP" IN LUNCH.
C'harged with having tried to
smluggle a quantity of "dope" in a
bag of lunch sent to two girls held
in the city jail, Joe Duck, a China
mian, was arrested last night by city
police and is held for action by the
federal authorities. The lunch sent
in by Duck was destined for Anna
Rodgers and Lucile Barnett. and
when examined by the jailor. was
founnd to contain a quantity of
Bulletin Want Ads Get
Results. Phone 62.
Montana Bear With 319th Engineers
Back From Year's Service Oversea
New York. --'Monk" has returned
from France. his physical condition
greatly improved by a year's over
seas' service. When "Monk" went
across he weighed but 50 pounds;
Ladies su mninater a I s,
w,, t h $ 3. 4-i aidl 65e c
$5. (,1l sale' .......... UU i
New fall snt les I f' woo1l
On rgoo(S ' men' si and
lIdi s e- ais. s its, skirits.
BesIt W halve ever sihown.
" 1)<11 "" 35c
I hails . . .
Lalie-" - lies $2 .95
it . ....... .$2,95
FAIR DEALING WILL
BULLETIN SOLD AT
XCHANGE SOFT DRINK
Hannas Suhr, Prop.
101 South Mais Street
;_-.- -_. . - .. . , .. _ -.
now he overburdens the scales at
"Monk," a Montana bear, was tak
en across by the men of the 319th
engineers, a California contingent,
who returned with their mascot on
the transport Susquehanna yester
"Monk." has many disguises.
Army regulations forced him to
make the trip to England billed as
a band instrument, according to his
friends. Both British and American
authorities frowned on him going to
IFrance, so he was boxed as fresh
meat. And when the time came for
his return after being stationed with
the 319th at Pontanezone, near
Brest. he assumed the role of a port
able kitchen. The California dough
boys hope lie can return to the Pa
cific coast as an ordinary four
Maj. Julian A. Cohen, San Fran
cisco, was in command of the 319th.
(Continued From Page One.)
was given him, "Black Jack" said:
"It is overwhelming and I accept it
in the name of the brave Americans
who fought in France."
As General Pershing strode down
the gang plank, the band played "To
the General." After shaking hands
with Secretary Baker, the general
kissed his two sisters. when he was
escortea to the raised dias of the
pier. Secretary Baker presented
Genex:sl Pershing with certificates of
his new commission of a full general.
Secretary Baker delivered the
address of welcome and read a mes
page from President Wilson, stating
his regret to meet the general in
person. Senator Wadsworth and
Congressman Mondell spoke briefly.
William G. MeAdoo said: "We sent
you over to do a job and you did it
ahead of time, and the best part of
it was liat you came back with your
hat band the same size it was as
when yosl went away."
General Pershing replied with a
tribute to the American soldiers and
the "united effort of the nation" to
which he accredited the fighters
with a wonderful morale. He said:
"I trust those we left behind may
receive the respectful attention of a
grateful nation, that their graves
may be fittingly decorated and con
secrated, so that they may ever be
a fluture lesson to all Americans.,