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Pamphlets-Soviet's Principal ,Weapon
Mutinies of troops sent to fight
against the soviet forces in Russia
tire of such frequent occur:'ence that
many persons wonder what the cause
It is known that the soviet gov
ernment depends quite n': much on
leaflets and pamphlets pIlaced i: the
hands of the oppooing forces to dis
courage res;.-'.llce as they do tpon
the Red army.
So success'm!il hl, e they been with
propaganda that ti.: imperialist.,- art
bewildered: they have no w apons
with which to coun:teract thel effect ,
ideas truthfully and f,'tiliy ex
The follov ing is a copst i a t Icf
let distributed on the Arcth..
front by tile soviet fc.':'-: -- en
titled "Tlh Shame of Ik.:.g . cab."
The witl:drawal . the allied f'orcc
on that front i',-' a ..rib:te its ef
Is there a more coil.:'11h' Cire,'
ture in the world than, ti, cn ',; .no
deserts his fellows and illp i defeati
his own side? No there is not!
Are you asiare, A'l eoric an :ntid ;.it
ish soldiers, that you a., '.,'im , aeg
such contempt for yourselve-:
It may seem .-;al` n ' you, but
you are really fighting against your
own side. You are S]i ..ai'g I ,y:alty
to the mastei class. But i .- trea(ch
ery to your own , iass, the working
You are working .ien. In your own
home country you have arrely had
many opportunities of explerienll. n
the hostility of the employing cla,
You may have been ,,,orkin:'
fellow countuy-nltan, or hie ia. :a Vtv
been a foreig:o.r. ,t made no diff,'r -
ence. Consciously o, llunosci, asIy
you knew thl~, the .llployer .-was noI
friend of yours. You k-new tc:, i e
did not employ you for your benefli.
but for his own. Even if you did ilot
think it out, you felt that he incas of
a different kind to you. And yc',e
knew also that lie regarded yoe as
different from himself; as a. cow
be milked, or a .-ponge to
Most likely you w-eled for : coo;
pany or a trust. You did not' know
who your employers were. i; wa:
simply an impersoh,.1 soulless 'ra
chine pumping you: tile and vitaity
out of you.
Times came when your patience
gave out, and you canme out on strike
together with your fellow workers.
Then you knew that 1 as open war
between you and the -miployers. Thou
there were no ties of blood. or calls
of nationality. You xperiauced only
the bitter hatred of the e'.ss antago
nism. You knew that your e' :ty
and that of your wife and c; i.(tun
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depended upon the loyalty of the
wo, .erls to each other.
It halll.ned oni some such occas
ions tlao some spineless creatures
did not stick it out, and went sneak
ing biack to work. What were your
Rhs;e, contempt, disgust.
The traitors:' They betray their
class. In the struggle for a decent
drinrc 'hey go over to the wealthy,
pI' vwe. il sweaters.
W'.at rmean, cringing curs they
ioo;, as they march up to the factory
Ltt...; under the protection of the po
lice or evenl soldiers.
You learned then, did you not. that
i nation is 'livided into two opposing
classes, thl. working class on the one
side :ind the employing class on the
The slt' ,n: chine, the govern
nlent thl .i ~arts. the politicians and
the ipr, s. all condemn and persecute
the striker, milt protect the scab.
Tii, a: all tools of the employing
A swvr l.5og lan who sides with the
employing :..-, no matter what na
t:.-na'lity, is ; traitor to his own
Tht:e c;ni lie no worse treachery
than ' ri a scab.
You iarl scabbing now! Are you
not "ashamedi ?
You are fighting on the side of
1I. etll layers against us, the work
ing 1.:- if Rullsia. Y'ou have come
hero . vowltly for the purpose of
\ii. I 'rovilig thlie soviet government.
I)o ilou know what the soviet gov
,n,,, is? It is the governnment
I of the working, class. Try to inmagine
a fed'.,tion of shopstewards acting
i thl governmlent or Great lBritain
or Amellc''Ca and you will get some
idea of ,1hat a soviet governmnent is.
labor is in siprelme control in
Iuisss'a. l"When you fight against the
,ovieits you are fighting against la
blir': against your own class.
i:ur revolution was like a strike
1p hluge scale. We came out not
I t;i"cly fi,. a rise in wages, but for
,.ih full p lodu,.. of our labor. We
won, because the workers and sol
diert of Russia stood together. There
v r'e no :cabs.
Ju. t as in a strike all the forces of
a capitalist government, and its
agents are employed against the
workers. so in this great successful
strike of t,., Russian workers, the
forces of internationcz capitalism arc
.iing set ill motion to crush the vic
itorious workers in Itussia, and rob
them of ti:e fruits of their victory.
The calotalist class does not allow
national differences to interfere
with its class interests. The victory
of the lRussian workers was as much
a blow to the capitalists of England
uand America, as it was to the Rus
sian capitalists. They have, there
fore come to take their revenge.
A': their talk of intervention to
"save" Russia, amounts to this:
T it they are going to return the
1, !,d to the landlords, the factories
and mines to, the capitalists, and in
si I. in the way or trading right.
,tan.i concessions. Furtihermore they
want to compel the Russian workers
to I'repali. loans contracted by tlihe
ItyrnnllC.l and corrupt czar.
AndlL yo lare doing it for them
i'Yo aore ti the tools of our mutual on
enic ,-- -the capitalists. You hold thi
I rifles, you work the guns with which
to sl ,at us---your fellow workers.
riinot you see that this is part of
" , '+^ lume class war that you have
1 ,,n carrying on in England and
N- w, you are playing the con
'temnlptible palrt of a scab. You are
.ii nr with the bosses, and helping
!' defeat your oiwn class.
(Coll'rados. Drop thisi dirty work
Tl' iin your gulls oil your ,coal onellies
tle sac, terls anld capitalists.
C( ine with us in rne far nobler
:,tru-:,e---to establi1sh the triunllll of
labor th, .. , t" over.
;signed) :. LENIN,
SPro, it'-it of tihe Coancil of \ork
men ll's an Soldiers' )Deputies.
People's -nllnissary for Foreigll
S Aff. ., ..
OF THE JAPANESE
(.,'i('eid l.'nited Press Wire.)
T'ol , Sent. 26.- British export
it , 'ae adopted ani attitude of sus
;i toll ttoward Japanese business mien
oticeah:e change from the
forner fricendly feeling"---according
to IK.',: louye. a big mining man
,llho 1as just returneld fromu a trip
tilrough England and America. "In
Almerica." he said. "1 was courteous.
1, extended many rare chances to in
siwo' tactories. but iln Englhand the
doors wetre closed to me, despite Umy
trany letters of introduction."
JIDRY GIVE DONOHUE
Dr. Dan J. Donohue, county phy
sician, get- $2,000 front the Butte
Electric Raiiivay company as com
i ensation for injuries sustained last
sprine when a street car struck his
iThe jr it was out four hours and
returned the above verdict at 5
o'clock last evening. The doctor
sued for $38,500.
NEW CITIZENS LET IN
BY JUDGE J. V, DWYE[
I Thirteen applicants were admitted
to r'tizenship in Judge Dwyer's court
t-i;. morning: Patrick Cunningham,
SMichael Loftus, John Sullivan,
John Henry Kent, Thomas
John Rigthley, Guiseppi Brusati, John
Vernetti, James Dwyer, Albert Wil
liards, August Carl Lysson, Thomas
Momelty, John Joseph Kelly, and
David Brynuffson Hylee, were the
men admitted to citizenship.
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REIGN OF TERROR
(Continued from Page One.) a
ccived and read very carefully. Ir tl
reply, permit me to say that you u
have been greatly misinformed re
garding the so-called riots in Nortl a
Carolina. In substance the affail g
was nothing else but a deliberate anc it
premlediated assault upon a peacefu t
and legal assemblage of working p
men by the state police. The facts ti
are these: A ciuiet, orderly meeting
was bring held with the knowledge L
and consent of the local authorities c
at. a place especially designated by3 n
the latter for the holding of such a q
meeting. Suddenly, like a bolt from 9
the sky, a detachment of mounte( t
state police appeared uipon the scene f
dashed: among the people, clubbet 3
them and riding rough-shod over °
them. Absolutely, no previous order g
for dispersal was given. r
"Of these facts, we stand ready
to submit proof from scores of re
liablel people that the whole affail
was worthy of the don cossacks in
the days of the czar. But thos r
ifmiliar with the methods of the
I'nnsylvania state police are not
surprised at this. They are profes
sional trouble-makers and are doing C
as ba-d or worse in practically ever)y
state and town where they are lo
cated. They are mllanufacturing
reign of terror in order that th (
steel workers' strike may be discon t
inued and broken.
"The unions taking part 'in this
t rike, all of which are affiliated
with the American Federation of
Labor, are doing their utmost to pre.
serve order in the face of muos,
languid disregard of their funda
mental rights of free speech and free
assemblage and of unwarranted at
tacks Ly the state police. Our whole
group of organizers are willing
all times to give the most active as
sistance to the constable in main.
taining order in this commonwealth.
"Very truly yours.
"WILLIAM Z. FOSTER."
There were few new development;
in the strike in the Pittsburgh dis
i.rict Tuesday. No claimis were made
by the steel company officials that
large numbers of workers were
seeking employment, but satisfaction
of progress was expressed by the
Secretary William Z. Foster of the
steel workers' national committee
said more men are leaving the steel
mills every day.
"There is no use giving any more
figures," he added. "Many plants
are closed and others are going to
close and there is every reason to
President E. iR. Grace of the
Bethlehem Steel company refused a
conference to the steel workers' na
tional committee, declaring his com
pany will not depart from its pros
snt system of collective bargaining
with its employes, William Z. F"os
.er, secretary of the national coit
niittee for organizing steel and iron
A sub-committee of the national
committee met tonight to consider
National strike headquarters were
quiet all day. Mr. Foster spent the
great-r part of the day preparing to
Žxtend the unions' fight for the right
of collective bargaining. Arrange
ments were made to hold a mass
meeting of strikers in a mining town
two miles out of Clairton, in defi
ance of the sheriff's prohibition. Or
ganizer James will speak. The date
for the meeting was not given out.
Watching State Police.
Activities of the state police were
watched closely all ltay by union
representatives. Mr. Foster asked
his men to forward affitavits regard
ing the state troopers' actions at
Farrel and Monessen to the Pitts
burgh office. These will be for
wardatl to the senate commlllittee in
\estigating the strike. Photographs
ire also to be obtained as evidence.
Action of the state troopers in
breaking up the strikers' meeting at
Monessen and Donora has extended
the fight of the unions for "consti
tutional rights" to these two places.
Mri. Foster said.
I"lynin In IPittsln'rgh.
Th-,re was consier'able interest
here in the announcement that \\Wil
liam .J. Flynn, chief of the bureau
of investigation of the department of
justice, had arrived in Pittsburgh to
investigate the strike.
Although nothing definite could
be l:earned at tile local department of
justice headquarters, it was reported
that Al r. Flynn was here to investi
gate tl:e steel company officials'
charge that the strikers were being
agitated by "radicals" and the
tunion's allegation that their men
were being denied the right of free
speech and free ,assemblage.
Mr. Flynn had a conference with
United States Attorney E. Lowry
Humes of this district this afternoon.
('Credit IItne Men.
Mayor Babcock gave out the fol
"I vmt glad to report that good
order has been maintained in the
city and vicinity throughout the
week. Only slight disturbances have
occurred. Credit is due the men
themselves for helping to keep peace
REIU'SES TO NEGOTIATE.
Ne.v York, Sept. 26.---Upon being
shown a dispatch which quoted John
Fitzp ttrick as saying that the strike
of the steel employes would end im
miediat( ly if the United States Steel
corporation would arbitrate differ
ences. Elbert H. Gary, chairman of
the board of directors of the steel
corporation, declared that the board
of directors "'could not negotiate or
meet with Mr. Fitzpatrick or his as
At the time Mr. Gary was shown
the dispatch, lie was being enter
tained at dinner by Baron Kondo.
president of the Japan Mail Steam
ship company. On being asked to
make some conutent, he broke the
silence which he has maintained
since the beginning of the strike and
wrote out the following statement
while seated at the table:
"The board of directors of the
United States Steel corporation are
the representatives of nearly 150.
000 stockholders, including from
60.000 to 70.000 of our employes."
said the statement. "We are their
servants and are selected to repre
sent and protect their interests and
also the interests of all our 250,000
Dmployes, the majority of whom I
think are not members of labor
"Moreover, I believe our corpor
ation is under great obligation to the
general Public concerning the issues
involved in the pending strike. In
these circumstances I would not at
preseat assume to answer the uques
Lion propounded to me.
"However, I will say for myself
that questions of moral principle
cannot be arbitrated nor compro
anised and in my humble opinion such
luestions are included in the pres
ent unfortunate struggle. I also
think we cannot negotiate or con
fer with Mr. Fitzpatrick and his as
sociates as union labor leaders colt
cerning our employes wilomi these
gentlemen have volunteere.d to reD
ON THE MARICH.
(Special United Press Wire.)
Columbus. O.. Sept. 26.- (Govr
nor Cornwall of' West Virginia has
wired Governor Cox that ;,111)0 me11)
from the vicinity of Steubenville
were reported to he about ready to
cross the Ohio river into Hancock
county, West. Virginia. to compel the
workers there to quit their places.
'Any such effort," Cornwall warned
Cox, "will be regarded as an attack
upon the sovereignty of West Vir
ginia." Governor Cox wired the
sheriff at Steubenville to do every
hing possible' to preveut the re
dorted proposed movement.
ENGAGE IN I.A'T'TIlE.
Pittsburgh, Sept. 26.-Strikers en
gaged in a long range gun battle ear
ly this morning with tlh state and
local police, near Clairton. About
ai dozen strikers opened fire on mlen
who were on their way to work. It
was dark and only the flash from
the guns revealed the whereabouts
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Three Forks, Mont., July 31, '19.
Fellow workers on the Bulletin
Enclosed please find a little mite
to help a little on keeping the wage
slaves' banner afloat. I wish I could
make it 100 bucks or more, but
with no crop this year and only 63
bushels of wheat in the years of
1917 and 1918 it's hard sledding for
a dry land farmer. If the Bulletin
has to go down, put this little mite
in the defense fund for the two
brothers that were found guilty in
the capitalistic court in Helena that
was backed by the infamous "council
of pretense and expense" to the tax
payers of Montana.
HOW ABOUT THOSE PLEDGES?
Sam Ferrebec, President Meets Every Tuesday Night, 8 p. m. John Green, Secretary
Carpenters' Union Hall.
Silver Bow Trades and Labor Council
At the regular meeting of the Silver Bow Trades and Labor assembly last night the
following commuunication was endorsed:
Butte, August 4, 1919.
To All Affiliated Unions:
The Silver Bow Trades and Labor council, realizing the magnificent fight being waged
by the Butte Daily Bulletin, which is the official organ of this body, for its existence,
against the combined opposition of big corporations and profiteering business men, and
thoroughly understanding that this paper is positively the only medium of publicity through
which labor unions are at liberty to express their side of any controversy that may arise
with the employing interests of this conununity, earnestly hopes that the paper may secure
the support which it so richly deserves.
That the persons in charge of this publication may be free to devote their entire time
and energies to the interests of the workers, instead of a greater or less portion of it in
securing funds to meet current expenses, is a very important thing, and with this idea
in view this council recommends to all affiliated unions and union men in general who
have the welfare of the labor movement at heart:
First, that all unions who feel so inclined agree to donate a stated sum per month,
no matter how small, and at once inform the Bulletin management of the action taken.
Second, that members of locals, individually, do likewise, if the organization to which
they belong does not feel that it cares to act in the matter.
One affiliated union has already agreed to pay $30 per month to the Bulletin, and, as
the deficit will not exceed $2,500 per month, there should be absolutely no reason why
the working men and women of Montana, after having established a daily in this city,
should be deprived of the privilege of having an organ which can and will refute any un
just statement, made by the corporation papers concerning them.
If 10,000 workers in this great state would assess themselves but 25 cents each, per
month, we would have a daily that the exploiting interests well nmight fear, and, as it is,
Butte is a cleaner city than for years.
The Bulletin started the fight against the profiteers.
The Bulletin exposed crooked election methods.
The Bulletin was the direct cause of the public market.
The Bulletin made it possible to buy produce direct from farmers.
The Bulletin exposed and secured the conviction of a crooked chief of detectives, when
the corporation papers laughed at its efforts.
The Bulletin is fighting at all times the battle of the workers, and if its management is
willing to remain true to the cause of labor and suffer imprisonlment and other forms of
persecution that the paper may perform the mission for which it was intended, the least
the laboring people of Montana can do is to furnish the sinews of war, which will be a
very small amount per capita when apportioned among the many.
The council suggests that you decide upon an amount that will in no way distress either
an individual or an organization, and then send in that sum promptly on the date agreed
In this way the question will be solved easily and as time rolls along we will more and
more understand that "the pen is mightier than the sword."
These statcments shall be given to the Butte Daily Bulletin, under the signature of the
officei's of this organization, with full permission to use them, within the limits set forth,
for:tCiiplurpose of in any way assisting the future prosperity of the said Bulletin.
' 9~i.t '~ SAM FERREBEE, President.,
(Seal.) JOHN GREEN, Secretary.
THE BUTTE DAILY BULLETIN,
101 S. Idaho Street, Butte, Montana.
of the men. The state police, who
were expecting trouble and were ly
ing in wait, returned the fire, gave
chase and captured three. It was not
learned whether any of the strikers
HOLDS FUNERAL SERVICES
Services were held yesterday
in connection with the funeral
of Mrs. Harold Berry by the
Theosophical society at the family
home in the Tripp & Dragstedt apart
ments and later services were held
at St. John's Episcopal church with
the Rev. C. F. Chapman officiating.
T'he T'heosophical society exercises
were presided over by Mrs. J. E.
Lostin. The body was forwarded to
Spokitne, Wash., for burial.
NEW YORK PORT TIED
UP BY STRIKE, REPORT
News that New York harbor is
tied up by a strike, presumably of
narcor workers, aiind that no more
tickets shall be sold on vessels des
tined for Scandinavian ports, has
been received by local ticket agents.
Axel Talbert, who intended leaving
within a few days for a visit to Swed
en, was informed by the ticket agents
of the strike and was advised that
they had been ordered to sell no
more transportation to Scandinavian
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SAY YOU SAW IT IN BULLETIN
Now, can you either publish in
pamphlet form, or get published in
pamphlet form "'The Reconquest of
America"? The state and the United
States ought to be thoroughly sali
vated with a pamphlet, "The Re
conquest of America." It would put
the gray matter in the cupolas at
work. I have had several cold stor
age plants read it and it warms them
up. Fraternally, A. D. P.
Whitefish, Mont., July 30, '19.
Butte Daily Bulletin,
Dear Sirs: Enclosed herewitl.
please find check for ($5.00) five
dollars, of which ($2.25) two dol
lars and twenty-five cents may apply
on a renewal of my subscription for
three months, and the remaining two
dollars and seventy-rive cents may
Story of Brutalities by
Gunmen Arouses Committee
(Special United Press Wire.)
Washington, Sept. 26.--An effort
to induce Judge Gary and the steel
employers to submit to arbitration
will be attempted as the second step
in.the senate labor committee's ef
forts to end the nation-wide steel
strike. Having obtained a statement
from strike Chairman Fitzpatrick
thaL the nmen would return to work
on the promise of a just arbitration
toward the ending of the strike, the
committee now awaits a similar
gromise by Gary, it was stated.
The fact that Judge Gary said he
would not deal with union leaders
will deter the senators from making
an attempt to end the strike. Sena
tor Kenyon, the chairman of the in
vestigating committee, hopes to ob
tain from Gompers a. similar state
ment. Kenyon was aroused by Fitz
patrick's story before the senate com
mittee yesterday regarding the treat
ment of strikers in the steel districts
and desires to have a special com
mittee sent to the scene to make an
Labor's right, which is today in
court, is the issue in the steel strike,
President Gompers of the American
Federation of Labor, told the senate
labor committee while appearing as
a witness at the investigation of the
strike. Gompers charged that the
steel corporation was "in combina
tion and collusion with the shipping
companies, to bring labor from south
ern Europe and the Balkans." He
promised to preseut documents to
the committee, proving this state
The steel workers were repeated
ly denied the right of association in
the last 25 years, said Gompers, ad
cling: "This was done with all the
go towards helping out the "free
Yours for a "free press," and
trusting that you succeed in the
$5,000 drive, A. H. L.
Keep the good work going, you're
waking up some of the "dead ele
Vancouver, B. C., Aug. 7, '19.
Butte Publishing Company, 101 S.
Idaho Street, Butte, Montana.
Dear Sir and brother: Enclosed
please find express money order to
the value of ten dollars ($10.00), a
donation from this branch of our as
sociation to assist you in your fight
Copy of your paper was received
here 0. K., and those members that
perused the columns thereof were of
the opinion that organized labor
power, wealth, influence and doini
nation of the steel corporation. They
were denied this by illegal, uin
warrantable and brutal means."
Mermebers of the senate committee be
lieire they are on the way to bringing
together the employers and employes
without- executive aid.
Gompers-declared the steel coriopr
ation maintained an elaborate es
pionage system over its men, as part
of a plan to prevent unionization.
"They had detectives, spotters, agents
and provocateurs," he said, "who
dogged the men, tagged them and
followed them to their homes, tiied
to provoke them to. commit overt
acts. to strike prematurely, or: dlo
something for which they could be
WILL OFFER COUNTER
PROPOSITION TO MINERS
(Special United PT'ess Wire.)
Buffalo, Sept. 26.-Presentation
of wage demands by a special c6m
mittee of the United Mine Workers
was made at a conference with rep
resentatives of the coal mine opera
tors. It was, reported before the con
ference opened that the operators
were prepared to meet the demands
of the miners for a 60 per cent in
crease with the offer of a 25 per
cent increase and a reduction of the
hours of work weekly from 40 to 44.
as against the 30-hour week the min
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letin will continue to flourish, we are.
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F. SHAFMAN, Secretary.
Southern Cross, Mont., Aug. 5, '19.
Butte Daily Bulletin, Butte, Mont.
Fellow workers: Enclosed please
find two $5 bills as a donation to
help in your fight for continuation
of the publication of the only decent
paper published in Montana.
Yours for industrial freedom,
A. AND S. G.