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SOME SURE THINGS.
The action of Attorney General Ford in ordering the sheriff
of Lewis and Clark county to seize gambling paraphernalia at
the state fair grounds, furniiishes a s otl colnlllle y ,Itr tilhe
earnestness of our state officials ill living up to the laws they
are'swori not on1ly to elfolorce, blut to obey themselves.
The state fair is a state institution. operated undt er the di
rection of,1' (Governor Stewart thirough his appointees on the
state fai board. The statute books of thlie state of Montana.
containing a collection of alleged laws, passed by the simtps
who sit in the state legislature anl okehed by Governior Stewarl
alnd his predecessors, provide that ino games of chance. wheels
o.f fortune and simila gatmes aimed to separate the public front
its hard-earned cashl shall he used.
At the state fair. however, rights to bilk the public were sold
to various concessionaires, who apleared on tle fair grounds
with layouts at which splectattors were invited to galmlile oit the
off chance of winning ai hamt, a baby (toll. a piece of fake jew
elry or some other article. And this privilege was soild to these
sure-thing gamblers by slate officials.
As eontrasted with the graft of t hese traveling mercenary
tinihoris, w hl were authorized to nmult the public by the state,
the acts of the dealers of roulette, faro, blackjack and even the
manipulators of the elusive three peas are square shooters. Ihi
ani honest-to-gooidness goambllinig game the patrons kinow what
they are up agaiilst alld joit in willh the knowledge that the
game mighlit be crookel. Ill the games authoized Iby the state
officials at thlie lair groiis at Helena and which tlhe attorney
geUeral stopplied, thle mfin victims are wiomen aIl children and
not wary ganmblers.
Besides. if betting on a chance of winniintg a ham or a worth
less labyv dull with the odtls all in favor of the dealer is to be
authorized iby the state, it seemss to us that s a measure of
lprotecltion to the c.itizeis generally lthe state officials should
thirw open the gates aindl permit faro, three card monlte. the
pea gaime. blackjack at llpoker to ruitn wiide qopen. Certainly
in siuch gaimes as lhose last mienlionedl the ldealelr occasionally
loses, while in the baby d ll andtl] the li hat graft'Is the dealer al
MRS. BANKER DAVISON TO SETTLE UNREST.
The workers an not heave iet igh ofl' relief' atl rest aisstured
that if all is noti well. it soon will le.
Mrs. henry P. l)avisont. wife of Henry P. [Davison, hanker and
head of tile A\merician lied Cross, has cailled it confl'erlenice of
emtployeis of labor. iindustrial lealders and governitmeit o'ffi
cipls to, discuss he iestio ,fI so(inl amil indlilusltr'ial ulnrest.
The colil'fer'el e will te ietl ai I'eacoek Point. Long Islatil.
New Yotrk. lthe sluimmter hoie o. f ithe Iavisoitt familyv.
It should be etsy ' for tle ol'tl nnle cues invited to participate
its the ldeliberatitojs, snir'omuled bly the luxtury of the I avisoni
home. aunted bl y the .cooling Loting Ist~il a hbreezes. to settle the
lp rplexing lueslio, ls u1' indlustrial un (.,esl.
VWhile being enteitained by the liavisitns. h cre is Iot iques
lion but thal t the plsi lioi iof the ftilers ill minc. mill alldt flt'
t'ry will be ft lly aplleciatedl while the Freiolct ipistty servedtl
by ,lapaltese menitals is beiing ctnisinedl, it will it doubt hl e the
tnantimotts opinion tit' lhe gathering that the woriking classes
are totally unable to understa, l the noble andl un l,'ish semli
inents that fill to overf'lowinig the breasts of these sell'- .aeri'ifi,
It is too had that self-seekitig agitators, strivinig ito atioilse
'class-huttledl. have ilredl d ti atim their einventtl ,d dtals at inoblle.
souls such ais thli e whl,. t greali personal sarifice.' will nn
swer the htla 'iioin ctll lihat ci ies f''ro the tiavisions nitodesl.
mnillion-dollre suii er iolnie.I
It is altogether p .robable that i ifit 'i were not f'it' i few dlii
gruntled cantors that ll ,' l workers w\o1bl be comnlrletely cou elon
to tust their destinties to the philalinitiIplc iidlividualttis who sil
willingly eniply the lIo er clas.s:c: whenever' ai p.'rofit l can he
iiiade from their' ltabii'.
The growing ingi'aitude of the wr\alkerl s toil'Inard those for
whom they toil. weighs heavily uptti the miils if the sensitive
millioniaires atlti their equailly senisitiv'e wives.
Willinig to do anything it the world foii' the wiorkers except
get off't their backs. they feel 'strongly inclini l to cease tlheir
efforts for lbohr's we lfarie.
Probably the coiittei'eitce nit lhe I al visoni i iliie will i'ealize
its teinieim dous respolisibilily UliiI. if' the w oirkers will ttiit\
have faith itt it, atil toitiscietitiously auhide liv its diecisitits
there is nio question but that uiniest will Valiish iilid liect.e utlu
coniteitnietif reign thioughout the land.
W e fear. however. lhat the Ioistilttinlts dothifl'ities t t' the nigiIa -
tors have had too mtiuclh eflect ot lhe sitnle liiiiids itt' the
workers: so much so that the \''itiuing class will cotihiiue tit
want to h1wtidle its itwnit afTais t5 i ttil ir.irk outi its owit\ stllvatiii.
A deplorable state of aftait's. iiileid. \vheii the nattieir cttild
be settled so much imiore wisely by the iiavisnt.s niliul thou' ilk.
because the Davison plan has the advanttage of preservittg till
privileges vested in the exploitinig class.
fWhat the farmeirs and workerls hve had to ay hasvn't
amounted to twu-bits with the pulitician-. hecause. as a matter
of plain fact. it Iiasn't been worth two-hits inl terms of politics.
We can't blame the machine maniptulais fur not paying ficti
tious prices. The talk with the independen1t organlization kick
in it, however, will pull down sonime big b.urin,.
RELIGIOUS HATRED--ANOTHER WEAPON OF
The difficulties that the allied imperialists are cxperiencing
ill obtaining troops for their warfare on the soviets of Russia
is promptlling them to the open use of methods that most per
50ls supposed to have been long ago discarded by civilized na
In the lRussia of the czars, when all else failed, the people
were impelled to forget their own grievances in massacres of
the. Jewish population. Pogroms served the same purpose in
Russia that race riots and general agitation against, the for
eigner serves here, they distracted the attention of tihe people
fromi their o\w I misery.
in soviet Itussia today the Jews, for the first time ill cen
Iuries, are, freed from persecution. In the small portions of
tihat country where allied troops and the monarchist element
still maintain a foothold. attempts are constantly made to
arouse the racial and religious antagonism of the popfilace
against the Hebrews. In "democratic" Poland massacres of
the Jews have been systematically carried out by the Paderew
ski.govern LIet. In northern Russia the waning morale of the
mion.Tolrlist forces is tilhe cause of grave concern to the im
perialists."~ad their diplomlats.
The Archlirg'el "government" has issued the following proc
laimationl ill which is pl tinly seen the attempt to create religious
PR1eOCLA A )ON..
There seems to be among the troi(7py a very ilndistinct
idea of what we are fighting for here in N1Vrtlih lussia. This
can be exlplaineed in a few words. We are up-gainst bol
shevism, which 111means15 anarchy pure and sinpl ., Any
one of you canl unlderstaiad that no state can pos~siil\Y exist
when its own internal affairs such as labor, railways, re-a.
lationis with foreig powers, etc., are so disorganized as
to make life implossible for everybody. Look at. Russia at
the present moment. The power is in the hands of a few
menI. MOSTLY JEWS. who have succeeded in bringing
the colltry to such a state that order is non-existent, the
posts alnd railwa'ys do ot ru. 11111 properly, every man who
wants sonmething thiat somebody else has got ,just kills ihis
oppllllcIneIt, onily to be killed himself when thle next man
conies alIongi. Human life is not safe. you call buy justice
at s muinci for each objecit. Prices of necessities have
so risen that nothing is prulurable. In fact the man with
a giti is 'cock of the \\alk," provided that lie does not
meet tllother man who is a better shot. The result is that
the country as a whole suffers and becomes liable to be
the prey of any adventurers who haplpen along. Bolshe
\-ism is a disease which, like consumptionl kills its victim
and blriungs no goodl to anybody. Undoubtedly things will
he c(hanKged after the \\ar. but not by anarchy and whole- 11
sale mur1der. Bolshevism to start with was only com
llnced with the sanctllion of Germany to rid the latter of a
datigeroius enemy, Russia. Now bolshevism has grown he
upon the uneducated masses to such an extent that Russia prc
is dli illfngtcaeted anid helpless and therefore we have come lea
to help her to get rid of the disease that is eating her up. tio:
We are not here to conquerl Russia. and none of us want by
Ito stay here. but we want to help hele and see her a great the
power. as at present she is lying helpless in the hands of
the adventurers who are simply exptlohiting her for their ne
ow\\ endls. and whol,). inl order to attain their ends. kill oft on
thlieir oplponents from the highest to the lowest, including gui
those who have the best brains in the cminl try. whose leg
pIwetrs o.mldl be ultiliz-edl to restore her prestige and place 0e
amtog gthe ntatis. W\Ven order is restored here we shall tax
c-lear utI, lt .. only wheni we have attained our object, and S,
that is. thlie restoratii of Russia. bre
iin site of tlhis anlI similar appleals. the situation of every all.
couter revolutioali'y flIoce in Russia today is desperate; hope
less woultl be tie ibetter term. wh
NEXT-THE POLICE UNION. sw1
NEXT-THE POLICE UNION.
Wha vwoulI have thought it? Ii iuston, the city of bean
eat~tes and inltellectulll pirodigies. t1e towvii il which correct
prnluncinatiaI ai iii highbrow manners are supposed to be
deeiied miiore implortant than any other accomplishments, tlhe
cps have gi'ie oi str'ike to enl'orce tlie iecognition of their
,list think of il! lostoni policemen stooping to the level
of a C(eIIIIInoII workinginani and orga uiziig themselves into a
l il i ll,
Well. that is juist another indi.allion that the "world do
imove' aind is aii exa;nlple ,of the faul that the workers every
vilere'. whelther policeemen or civiilians. are coming to the
realization that they miuast unite inll .rider to protect themselves
against. the cantnlio, eilemy-----the plilasites.
It' the palicemen in Itlltte had one lick of common sense they
long ago would hliave orglanized their wln union. HIad they had
a lulin such stiunts as are now beilng tried out ill oui' courts
w\\iill iot have lccr('l'l't. Instead, the policemen themselves
wuillhave lieiien ii a position to eniltfrce juistice fromn their eni
plI,,erl. lheI( citly. w\ihlout having to resort to the courts. le
sitdes. lialcemeill is Iiiiioll wouill plrohlilll have rules of con
S1114it f'. its nieitlbers that \viiwould prI.ivent repetitioni of such
relo..,ils as thoise of Morrissey tiiil I'ljii anad would bie of triiple
lbenefit in thl t it woulid protect tlie p.olicet nen, the city and the
\\ illro,\w \\ilsoni. in his swilig aroiund the circle, has ad
vanceild.li I\ ii ra'(solls w\\lhy the i ilted SIatCes should accept the
.Leaglie i Nlitiois. (Je of theln i. that "34 men rule tRussia,"
andil Ihe itlli is that ailylAiie lwho iipposes the league is pro
itiriian. I'itlherI io these reasolls holiilld suffice to convince
every.leam. ixc.ept. a cigar stoire Indianili. that the five old men of
Versaille aiil lthe capitalist coveniuail should be repudiated.
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T ill.: M1INEI AND THE N. P. L.
Editor Daily Bulletin:
For the benefit of your reader.
i who ma.y also be readers of tha
I Butte Miner, I wisl to answer a few
mis-statements that appear in at
(.ditoritil of this morning's issue of
"1Iave thie people of the United Stales stopped elcctiii'g jire.htlents anid beguii to elect kinigs?"
the Miner, under the title, "Secret
Political Parties," which is an un
provoked attack on the Nonpartisan
league. The N. P. L. is an organiza
tion of farmers who have learned
by bitter experience to think for
themselves, and to no longer trust
the promises of professional poli
ticians of whatever political party.
Remember the tragedy perpetrated
on the people of Montana under the
guise of a special session of the
legislature-ostensibly for the relief
of the drought-stricken farmers.
Remember these same farmers are
taxed to pay the expenses of this
special session. Whether they have
bread for their children or not, they
must pay their taxes or lose their
Remember these same farmers
borrowed money at 12 per cent with
which to buy Liberty bonds-gave
of their sons splendidly. They an
swered the call for more food to the
Ihmit of their strength and ability.
Their patriotism was remarkable,
because it was so useful and so real
Remember also the high cost of liv
ing affected every commodity and
farming implement, and labor. The
farmer had to buy just as did all
classes. They could not forsee tha:
drought would take their crops, in
many instances, for the third suc
cessive year. Their labor and
money were spent in vain. It wa:
plainly the duty of the state to help
the farmer through this terrible
catastrophe. What did the legis
lature do for the farmer? "They
asked for bread and were given two
While handing it to the farmer,
this 'pecial session seemed loathe to
show partially, and so handed one
to all voters of the state, by depriv
ing them of their right to a choice
of candidates for nomination at the
primary election withopt declaring
their party affiliation which, accord
ing to the law passed by the people
of the state in 1912, is a direct vio
lation of the will of the people at.
Why did the state legislature d,
this you ask? Because the old po
litical bosses and henchmen of cor
rupt politics are afraid of the united
vote :f an outraged people, and thus
expect to divide them on party lines.
It is because they fear the strengtl.
of the organized farmer vote that
such papers as the Miner attack the
The Nonpartisan league is not r
secret political party. Its platform
is printed this week in the Montam
Nonpartisan on sale at the news
stands in this city.
You know, the farmer has learned
to "think"-that is his "unpardon
able jsin." Hle will no longer toler
ate dictation from professional poli
ticians. He wants a voice in the
selection of candidates for office
himself, and he is going to have it
whether it pleases the Miner or not.
What is secret about that?
It was because he was open ant
above hoard, that his efforts to say;
the primary were defeated (?) by
state legislature elected to represent
the people. It was his very abhor
ance of secrecy that gave tue specla
session the whip with which to bea
him-but it will not happen again,
because the whipping extended tc
the voting population of the entire
state, which is aroused to the danger
Sas nothing else could have aroused
it; aroused to the danger of a free
people being deprived of a voice ir
their own government; if their own
indifference to organization had
been allowed to slumber undis
I had the pleasure of traveling in
24 counties of the state this year
and talked to large gatherings of
farmers in eight counties and I want
to say right here that a finer class
a of than and women would be hard
r to find anywhere. I heard the Non
I partison league platform explained
t at every meeting I have attended,
t and I wish to deny that membershi;
1- was solicited secretly.
n There is nothing secret about it
t- Members came forward voluntarily
d and subscribed cheerfully when the
r had the money; when they did no
it they gave post-dated checks to b
i- collected when they can pay. Th
v" expenditure of these dues is publi
.e I recall that $7 is used as sub
.e scriptions for two years to the tw
I Nonpartisan papers of state any
s. national issue. There is no secrec
e about the expenditure of the $8
is year dues.
*e The agents of the N. P. L. do no
'y lay any injunction on its member
ir to not disclose their affiliation wit
the league. On the contrary they ar
as proud to be members of the N. P. L
h for every member is given a dire(
e voice in the selection of candidate
i. for office in his own county.
e "There is no secrecy about it"
y. this 'act alone appeals to the farn
e. ers as he does not like the "decee
l tion" of calling a- "special session
v. to help him which not only denie
.d him proper aid, but inflicts greats
Le hardships on him. He does not at
11 preciate this method of rewardin
t; him in his hour of need for th
n services he rendered humanity in ou
c. hour of need.
Wd Without the co-operation of th
f: armer we could not have won thb
[p war, for our armies had to be fed.
le His sacrifices taught him t
t. hink as never before; the injustice
y inflicted on him taught him to at
ro n the only legitimate America
way-this, the ballot-and both le:
. sons together have brought to fri
to itlon the determination to suppoi
1e or office only such men who hay
proven. themselves true friends (
the people, men who were not afrai
le to defend their interests, even a
great sacrifice, of prestige, frienc
le The lesson taught the organize
farmer of Montana is not lost o
organized labor, and the wives, fs
thanks to our men, women will t
the determining factor in the cleat
l' up of the state of Montana. an
0 women are naturally nonpartisa
r whether they profess themselv(
;d democrats or republicans.
us ELIZABETH KENNEDY.
THE GAIIBAGE DEAL.
Editor Daily Bulletin:
Once more the "garbage deal.
Once more the distinguished city al
nm torney is in the press with gratuitos
1; .uggestion thereon. When this ol
s. ficial was appointed it was taken a
a matter of course that the fu
-d measure of his abilities woul
n- be devoted to legal matters and la'
r )bservance. Unlike any of thos
li- that preceded him in that offic,
le there is no publication of any sub
e gested improvement or improvement
t along lines wherein opportunity o1
t, Eers for enlargement of the city's it
debtness, that he is not the authc
f of. In connection with paving an
-' )ark improvements the Butte Mine
Sives him handsome spgce.
nt As to the reopening of the garbag
r- contract, when we sift it down, w
a will realize that the very same buncl
a the very same inspiration behind th
n, original garbage deal are behin
te Mr. Clinton in his efforts to reviv
et The city has the teams and equil
td ment, and no taxpayer will questio
se but that enough of public works an
it street commissioners are on the jo
rn to attend to this matter themselve
td Iirectly. Why then the extra profi
s. to the contractor? Garbage the
cannot be used in the making of ne'
in streets, and that is of mercantil
,r 'alue, why not sell it, or contrac
of for the sale of it? Surely there ar
at Inough of sanitary inspectors, fumi
ss gating inspectors and inspector
rd galore to dispose of same to put
n-. chasers without loss 'to the city.
)d Those of. us who never cast a bal
d, lot for Lewis Duncan must now pa
p triThite to his clean-cut economic ad
miiietation in the handling of our
t. city af. He believed in the only
y. safe metrld, "pay as you go."
ty Tom Stoddi 's "prime minister,"
At through the Bti~ press has stated
"e that the refundi .,,system as re
te lated to city finance 1js, the only
ic method known to all our large
cities." Mr. Clinton is corret-&. the
- statement, but he could have ai.tded
'o "with the result that between it and
d the contract system, our cities harv
y riled up mountains of needless in
a debtedness and the Tweeds, Crok
ors and Murphys became famous.
)t Refunding simply means that
re after you have borrowed money and
b the time comes to pay it, instead of
re paying it, borrow more.
We that are in accord with Daniel
Wcebster's thought--"My country's
my God's and truth's," believe that
any of our, people not square with
the fiscal affairs of government,
city, state or federal, that such a
; one is disqualified from being square
with anything else.
r A. READER.
THE MARI;' T.
ig Butte. Mont., Sept. 7, 1919.
le Editor Bulletin:
ir I read in last Sun:lay's Standard
where a representative of that paper,
le who seems very interested In behalf
ie of the merchants, advises the mayor
that he found the prices at the city
to market to be the same as in the
Es stores and as it cost the stores 25
et per cent more to operate than the
Ln vendors on the market, it would be
s- nothing more than fair to demand
u- that the vendors sell 15 per cent
e Now, as I am one who operates a
of stall on the market, I would like the
icn public to know the whole truth about
at the situation. As everybody knows,
is the city market was built as the re
sult of the living expenses being
dj very high and to, reduce the high
)n cost of living. The market was built
or to enable the farmer to sell their
e,:products direct to the consumers.
-_i Two weeks elapsed after the market
id was built and none of them came in
ibecause Butte is so situated--hilly
es roads and being to far away, that it
Cwas too expensive for them to come
into Butte. Finally a Butte vendor
of fruit opened a stall on the market.
Others imitated and so the market
started. The stores, seeing that
goods were sold cheaper on the niar
" ket right away cut the prices. 'As it
t- hurts the pockets of some merchants,
zs it is naturally to be expected: that
f- they will try all in their power to
as break and misrepresent the markets.
11 They accuse the vendors of buying
Id goods of the commission houses. Of
course, they do, as they can't help
tnemselves. You all know that most
of the fruit and vegetables are
shipped from California and Wash
, ington and that since we are of small
means we cannot buy direct from
there. The only thing we are doing
is to sell at a very small profit.
d Yours truly,
,r 712', Maryland Ave.
'[CITY COUNCIL WILL
d MEETIFRIDAY NIGHT
ni A special meeting of the city coun
id cil will be called for Friday night to
b! take up the matter of a new bond
as issue to provide funds with which
it to cash all outstanding , city war
wi "We want to clean up," said City
le Treasurer Strasburger, "and take a
ct: fresh start. It's so distressing being
re away behind all the time."
'r London.-"Profiteering" laughed
r- Horsham councillors when it was an
niounced that the municipal water
1- works had'made a net profit of three
Iý cents on the half year.