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A STRIKING CONTRAST. i
Deslite the bonibastic uttera.nces ,of the seion of the Hcoue- I
vel family aiId the empty ptlatitudes v\'oiced by otliers of his ilk I
supposed to he speakinlg I'or the returned soldier, we are hegirii
ning to have a suspicion that these satme shouters I'or "'unadul
teraled ,Americanisnm have oa feelitg lhot all is not well with I
them and their kind.
The rank and file of the army of denocenracy scent In to ld
views ihat the capilalist sheets do not care to give I o lnlIchlI
publicity to; the rank and file are thinkingi , and their c ehtli
sions are not at all in accord with the opinions expressed by
the officer .aiste. if we car j..udge from Ie te lone of thlie pith
licatiots supported by the enlistetd men.
For instance. we clip the followinig fr'tm lhe Sohliers', Sail
ors' ond Marines' Weekly News. It is anl editorial expression I
of opinion and seems strangely at vtariatnce with the empty
ldrnases that are dintted inllo onr ears bly the moutthlpices ofl
Our Consltitiulio ---- which even Ihe governlmen is
bound to ob)ey-says that the blessings of liberty are tours
ti, have tiutd to hold.
let. at the end of' 132 Wears we find ourselves t tintiion
of industrial slaves.
And that iti a slutppinseilly free couiy.
ecnause we have ntl a\vailed ourselves if our co('stilll
We have not stonod tp l'or them.
We have plermitted ourselves In he luiilled o sleep byIh
false doctrines and failse G(nds.
Evils again have heconie insul'f'ertable.
Now we are awakenitng.
Once more we iecomloe aroused.
This time we (ontl ItIed to resort to force.
This time we have tl handil the tools t provided by the
constitution) .to get vwh l justice say is i ours.
Let's niiikee is ,e f lthis mat hilinery.
"Ah, .someone says. "'he citarel' ul don't make a mnis
Yes. it is an ag'e- l waitriiing given by those who niever'
1l'ilnt anything ' tone in those who want something done.
It is a wa'rling givein biy those whoi hliappen to e ill li plo
sitition ofi\i vaitl'ae I those who hawppen to be in a lposi
tion of disadvanti'ne.
\Why fear uistiikes?
Liberty' nietuS lso thie lilte'ly In imaike itistikes.
It' we imake themt. catli we not right them again?
Let its iot c permitil our goveriit ieut offi't'c'ials to r'i1tt awayi
They have their dihllies Ito peirflorm.
Let's see that they mind( their Iisiness.
Lel's she'r some tof' theiAn of thle airhiliiary anid tiiiueces
sary powers whichi they have usuripeId.
And always-- y day a by night----let us remembher
lthat thait i:I tt iillr is gIoveI'reI d best \w'hich, is governiedt
W\e i1.stl have i uslrial freedomii , as well as political
WVittihout iuit lstrial 'flreediiilm. ol iticail freedomli is iiit
The way to gol induiistlrial freedom is throuigh co-oper-ll
.Men anid woimen of Aimericai: Irgatiizi. both as produic
ers and consumers.
Fol'r ll yio r aiissociatitltis ianid engage il eniterprises ytour
The pteople of En gland and other countries are doing it.
Ycl u can dii it.
(o-operationi, wit th e aid h of a most liberal constitiu
Lion, will give .yo. the ntconirllien cemettl of a li herly thai will
lie worth soinetllitilg.
Without industrial l'reedonm, liberty is a sI liham.
W ith industriail freedom.ttii libertv is a real blessing.
Let its again hold high the torch tof liberty itn a wai'r-rid
den, grief-stricken wor'l!
The sptiril tof Aerieti is the stirit f "'nature and not
tlife's (h lt!t "
If the human race learis on lly by experience surely the hit
ter experieinces iof the ieni tikeni fi their peaicetii'il taisks
and swept into the tnaelstrot of' wil'ar have laught thean thliie
rudiments of the great iproblem that i tlh wiorkeors itust solve
the question of whether or noti the right ft' exercising in ulto
craitic control of induistry, of pliulgiltg the world into wars
from which they alone profit is to be left ill the hands of i mi
It is this qiteslion that thie ranik and file will dlecide iandil it is
from this question that stretirlu, effort' s are heinig matile to
distracet their iutleitiion.
* THE PRICE OF BACON.
Bacon at one tinie was considered a plebeiani dish, lit only
for the table of the Iholy lahborer; Itoday only the w'ealthy Olan,
The price asked I'or goodt hiteont---5 cents nto 75 ceints per
ponid--places it heytnid tho b reCich oif the w'igte-eil'tueer.
The followitig statleliei Is tr' tin the \'oleo of itlintor'. W iiilii
Jieg, are iiiterestitig its stititwitig hi iw noin-opoly oipertiIes ititer
Tjhis newspaper presents three statements in cotuliec
tion witlh the price o(' bacon. The two first are troit the
testimony of J. T. Gordon. of Go'ioii. lihonsides & Fttt'es,
Winnipeg packers, before the board of commerc'e, repoeit
STATEMENT NO. 1.
"We have 3,000,000 pounds in England whi('h we
thought was sold, but now we have to hold it there until
.L .LJJI LI J .. .5. &AL Y D U ++J8.I.J .
Union Stock Holders in the
BUTTE DAILY BULLETIH
UNITED MINE WORKERS OF AMERICA-Locals: Sand Coulees
Stocket, Roundup, Lehigh, Klein, Washoe, Red Lodge, Smith
FEDERAL LABOR UNION-Livingston, Great Falls.
MACHINISTS' UNION-Great Falls, Butte, Livingston, Seattle.
CEREAL WORKERS-Great Falls.
BLACKSMITHS' UNION-Butte, Miles City, Seattle.
ELECTRICIANS' UNION-Livingston, Deer Lodge, Butte, Anaconda,
BAKERS UNION-Great Falls.
SHOE WORKERS-Great Falls.
PLASTERERS' UNION-Great Falls.
RAILWAY CAR REPAIRERS-Livingston, Miles City.
BREWERY WORKERS' UNION-Butte.
HOD CARRIERS' UNION-Butte, Bozeman, Helena, Seattle.
STREET CAR MEN'S UNION-Butte, Portland.
METAL MINE WORKERS' UNION OF AMERICA.
PRINTING PRESSMEN'S UNION-Butte.
STEREOTYPERS AND ELECTROTYPERS' UNION-Butte.
BRIDGE AND STRUCTURAL IRON WORKERS-Butte.
BROTHERHOOD BOILERMAKERS AND HELPERS-Butte, and
STEAM AND OPERATING ENGINEERS-Great Falls.
BUTCHERS' UNION-Great Falls.
INTERNATIONAL MOLDERS' UNION, LOCAL NO. 276-Butte.
LAUNDRY WORKERS' UNION-Butte, Seattle.
PLUMBERS' UNION-Butte, Seattle.
BROTHERHOOD RAILWAY CAR MEN OF AMERICA, LOCAL NO.
TRADES AND LABOR COUNCIL-Miles City.
BROTHERHOOD RAILWAY CAR MEN OF AMERICA, COPPER
LODGE NO. 430-Butte.
BUTTE FOUNDRY WORKERS UNION-Butte.
PAINTERS' UNION--Butte, Seattle.
CARPENTERS' UNION NO. 1335-Seattle.
TAILORS' PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION-Butte, Portland.
BOILERMAKERS, SHIPBUILDERS AND HELPERS OF AMERICA
-Tocamo, Seattle, Livingston.
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF BLACKSMITHS AND HELP
ERS. LOCAL NO. 211-Seattle.
WORKERS', SOLDIERS' AND SAILORS' COUNCIL-Painters' Hall,
BUILDING LABORERS' UNION-Seattle.
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BRIDGE AND STRUCTURAL
IRON WORKERS AND PILEDRIVERS' LOCAL NO. 86-Seattle.
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MACHINIST HELPERS-Butte.
SBROTHERHOOD OF RAILWAY TRAINMEN, NO. 580, BUTTE.
AND THOUSANDS OF INDIVIDUALS IN BUTTE AND MONTANA.
weI I'indu 44111 \w 'hethe the Ili1itisli mlinistry i g~i11ng 4) try 14
Fli 115 411 41 it. orpa' 411\ 14 II~ oubº pr45 41414 ice'. ---I. 'F.
14141un 44.I'44kel. Se1ld. I.). 191t).
S T:ATEIKMIT NO.:2.
"'There neveC was C7I 'f lI\' money C ill export' 14trit441 beforel
th war. I.'s tihe de1allnd at l 1.alro -----
'Is rlespnSib5le for41' high pi4ices,' 1)14t ill Mlr'. \\'hlitla.
ST;ATFi'M tT NO. 8
In 1l(' 11144111 441 \i'ugus1t, Ithe IviVCrl44)4ol 11a14o41 1p1ar1> pel'c
41l1'ed1 a4 s144('eme'41 and1( seI it 14o the Ilihnll c'1144idates.' iii
4,'irl'1'4'4 Ii)e 41(e1111'44i441 Tatu ''one1-h11f 44f thle bacon in
tihis ('4.4I1111 I'>' 5o 441( 141 1i1151o Iln)4uy p its arl'r'i\llI. 11nd(1 Ameri
4141l packeIr'1'M hailve Iticir' 1444415C5 glutltecd w\ithi g4444ds5 reclnir
Thle LiverI'jool4 141)o4 par4lty is ai. perfcI'ely> ICsp40nsiblC
hods'1. It posesss thie 11ost- aiple~i 111a41 o41 lse~eltainiill
the (nditi44 o4f tIlhe \Ine a lln packers' wreha'es in
ive'~rpool44. Its si atmet (le i (oL'rotlara Ied by> t he test imony'
or' .I. TI. Gordn'41. \Vinniajeg pa1(kel, mayt he ltaken strISue.
It' tr'(C.. it is 1not the 11º'MA\N albroadl which is respon
sible far hi ghi prices hlt Ithe SHI-l PM ENT abroad, artifici
1411> 4creatin~g sc'iI'city CIer which141 is r'Csponsi5le for ex
Cess1 \icIv highi price's o1f lhl 441 ) Ieot lile tile highi pIrices (o1)
taiialhile he(1'e areI made41 the leve (l 14 extralet anI \4 e t~or4tioat
This is kno4wn1 44s playing'u boith ciis ill 1av44 (41 the midl
II is 4411 (114ite 11111i 11141 Icgitillmt4t undce' ou1r pIrcsentI 114·'
Il1' 11ade1 a4111 givell monopo14Cy ('441ditionIs ill the dhistr'ibil
tion1 o)1 this ariticle o41 f0o1.
Those54 para'isites w~ho4 were so b~usy' liguring ho0w they ('01114
((se th44 s1ldie'I hIvs w~hien tihey' ('illme hack are' no4w doing som1e4
114alu gdllessilig 45 14s 1sa1ihow tile IeC1ur'14c41 5d1sliC's ale going 1(t ouCs
AnId isilt th14 ('4hiiilaist c'lass 4'stlatIhlisilg s0(me fine Jl1'Ct'C
d 141'e li'm- \the trkinl class 145 toseM ill the (lays tha1 are to 1conic?
Workers' Training Course
The enrollment for the full-tilme
workers' training course of the Rand
school for the 1919-1920 season is
trom every indication sure to be the
largest in the history of the school,
in spite of persecution and all the
efforts of the Lusk committee. This
will be tie ninth full-time class in
Sthe school's history.
The t raining course will begin Nov.
10 and end May 8. The aim of the
course is specifically to train work
ers to leconte organizers, secretaries,
teachers and journalists for the labor
and socialist movement. The need
for such sipecially trained workers is;
beconme daily imore urgent. The
trainingl of secretaries and nlanagers
of co-opera i\i'es will be unldel thel
sulpervisionl of a selarate departmeont
of the workers' training course.
l'ratically the whole of the stu
dents' time during the six months is
devoted to intensive and systematic
study of the social sciences, history
and politics, labor history and the
naturIal sciences. Some of the courlses
given ill the division of social science
are tile elements of economliics., vo-i
lution of modern capitalism, wealth
and income, dyniamic sociology, sta
tistics, criminology, elementary and
advanced socialism; inl the division
of history may be mentioned outli ln
of social-economic world history,
economic history of the United States.
American civics and politics, politi
cal science and ancient society; in
the division of labor history, the his
tory of the socialist and labor move
ment. current labor problems, tlihe
special study of some imiportant illn
dustry; and in the division of natulral
science., solne typical coturses are the
prin'ciples of science, evolution.
Ant hropology, physiology anld by
Intensive training is given in Etig
lish. depending upon the needs of the
students. Especial attention is given
to the use of the voice in public
speakintg and to the correction of for
eign accent. Courses are also of
fered in literary criticism, the mod
ern dranma and social forces in liter-I
In addition to the regular staff,
inme consisting of the educational direc
and tor. Algernon Lee and Scott Nearing I
is 1). P. Iterenberg, Benjamin Glass
the hirg and A. L. Trachtenberg, such
nol. well-known lecturers as Norman
the Thomas, H. W. L. Dana, A. A. Gol
This denweiser. August Claessens, Robert I
in -'cerrari, Eugene Wood, B. C. Gruen
berg and others are among the in
ov. str(uctors. I
the The Rand school will continue the
)k- partl-ime workers' training course to
ies, fit the needs of those who cannot de- I
bhor ote all their time to study. The
ced part-time student's are given the
s is same work that is offered to the full
The time. students, but they spend only
;eis an evening and Saturday and Sunday I
the at tih' school.
tent Full information and details as to
courses, fees, etc., will be furnished I
stu- y wril log for the Workers' Training
s is Course Bulletin, Room 401 of the
title Rand School of Social Science, 7
lry East 15th street, New York city.
SAYS PRESS AGENTS
ais MUST DIG UP NEWS
si_ _; I
Iin , I
o0ry (By United Press.)
Nte. Nw Orleans, La., Sept. 24.--
titi- Publicity for American corporations
ii is legitimate only when it is based on
hi- public interest in the information it
te contains, it was declared by James I.
('lark. manager of the .ervice de
raln partiment of the National Bank of
thel Commerce in New York, at an ad
ion. sress here today before the financial
l ;v\- trtiiers' convention.
When built on this principle it is
ug-' not only a guide post to clear think
the ing set up by the public, but a con
iven tribution to the success of the news
iblic baler that publishes it. Clark said.
for- "The benefit to the institution whose I
of-' ltame becomes an essential part of
aold- thet news value should rightly be in- I
iter-I cidental, although for that very rea
sioun more certain, lasting and dig- *
taff, nified." I1
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The Epidemic of Reactionary Laws
The veritable epidemic of anti-la. e
bor legislation is today's most con. t]
vincing sign of the toilers' growing H
solidarity and class consciousness. c
The panicky princes of wealth are ii
hastily erecting legislative ramparts r.
and storing legal ammunition for the b
inevitable siege. But these defenses p
will be impotent--the ramparts will n
crumble like the walls of Jericho- -t
the vast stores of ammunition will s
melt into a deadly deluge --unless, it
mind you, unless the feverish activity c
of the capitalist class succeeds in di- f;
viding the workers. Woe to the work- It
iug class if it accepts categories of t
the enemy's making! o
In this, indeed, lies the menace of ti
recent reactionary legislation, such
as the "criminal syndicalist" law of a
California, the "vagrancy" act of p
Kansas, the deportation statutes, the b
"sedition" and the "espionage" acts: a
That they seek to undermine the es
sential unity of the toilers, resting on o
the sound foundation of a community h
They define a dissatisfied migra- it
tory worker as a "vagrant"; they b
brand a reader of a labor paper as n
a "criminal syndicalist"; they dub v
every idealist "seditionist, spy, trai- b
tor, anarchist"; they pillory as an v
"undesirable" the alien who joins his s
American fellow workers in the fight t
for a better world. Categories of cap- e
ital's making these are! Will labor t
succumb to such superficial strategy? n
Will it stone and crucify its spokes- a
Or will it maintain its undivided d
strength, ready to defend every vic
tim of the legislation? Fellow work
ers, let us not be frightened by the r
harsh voice of a frightened master.
Let us not abandon a comrade be- v
cause his enemies call him a devil. t
In solidarity lies our strength and s
our safety. s
We must not forget that legisla- t
d tion ostensibly aimed at the migra- t
tory worker and the alien is actually p
' directed against all labor. The own- a
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-I 5. ll llll llllm UhuUUf ml UlU mUn
+ !ssmas manaw a nmassasassassmassassssummassanassummmamman
ers of industry start their attack at
the outer rim of the labor mass, but
with the hope of penetrating to the
core. Once the principles involved
in the criminal syndicalist or vag
rancy acts are established, they will
be used to harass labor in every
phase of its united activities. Nor
must we rest content in the belief
that our state is not affected. The
success of a law in one state, mean,
its precipitate spread all over the
country. The syndicalist laws arc
fast traveling eastward; the vagrancy
laws are being enacted throughout
the northwest; legislatures vie with
one another in the framing of sedi
As indicative of the kind of law'
which are being riveted on the.peo
ple in various states, we wish to treat
briefly two we- have mentioned sever
1. The so-called "vagrancy" law
of Kansas: The law is so bluntly
high-handed that it speaks for itself.
"Any person engaged in any an
lawful calling whatever, or who shall
be found loitering without visible
means of support, shall refuse to
work when work at fair wages is to
be procured in the conununity, or
who shall threaten violence or per
sonal injury to fellow workmen or
to employers of labor, shall be deem
ed a vagrant, and upon conviction
thereof shall be fined in any sum
not less than $100 or more than $500
and shall be imprisoned in the coun
ty jail for a period not less than 30
i days and not more than six months."
Anyone who refuses to work at
'fair wages' can be jailed as a vag
ra nt. Anyone who is engaged in an
'unlawful calling' can be jailed as a
vagrant. Then it is left to the capi
talist courts to determine what con
I stitutes a fair wage, and what is con
sidered an unlawful calling. Under
- these conditions any striker may be
- thrown into jail for demanding-a big
- ger share of what he produces, and
a member of an organization dis
tasteful to the courts may be incar
cerated for participating in an un
lawful calling. Already hundreds
have been incarcerated under the va
Sgrancy act. It is the contention of
the state that membership or employ
at ment in the I, W. W. is equivalent
but Lo an unlawful calling.
the 2. The criminal syndicalist law of
ved California: Section 1 defines syndi
'ag- ':alism as the advocating of "unlaw
will ful emthods of terrorism"; then sec
ery tion 2 provides a punishment of from
Tor 'ne to 14 years for persons who by
lief sp(ken or written word are guilty of
The , ,justii.y such syndicalism; who
an` )rint, edit or display apamlhlet or
the 'ook considered to be criminally syn
ar1 dicalist; who belong to certain organ
ncy izations, etc.
out An amendment suggested by the
With State Federation of Labor which
edi- would allow labor unions to conduct
strikes or boycotts without inter
Aw' ference by this law was decisively
ueo- defeated. Why?
'eat Police Judge Brady of San Fran
ver- cisco, during a preliminary hearing
on a case arising under this law,
law stated, June 6, 1919: "It will abso
itly lutely put every labor union in Cali
ielf. fornia out of business." Under this
un- law if an act of violence should be
hall committed during a strike conducted
ible by your union, every official and
to every member would become liable
Sto to a 14-year sentence.
or' Moreover, it will become impos
per- sible to publish a labor paper. The
or authorities have already classed as
em- violating this law: Justice and La
Lion bor in the Mooney Case, Tri-City La
,inm bor Review, Reading Labor Advo
500 cate, official organ of the Pennsyl
rinn vaina State Federation of Labor, and
3 you may find the preamble of your
is' union's constitution also illegal.
rag- London.-Sentenced to one
an mouth's imprisonment at Sunder
i a land, Peter Lee, shipyard laborer,
al[- yawned and asked languidly if it
0on- carried "hard labor." "No," said
the nagistrate, and Peter yawned
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