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MYERS GOES ON RECORD.
There is nothing strange in the fact that United States Sein
ator Myers, harpy of the corrupt politico-cor'porate interoests
of Montana, has inveighed against organized labor, as reported
in the morning kept press. It, would have been strange ha(l the
senator not, at last. conle out openly and harangued against
The senator is quoted as declaring that "organized labor has
a. strangle-hold on the throats of tile American people and be
lieves in strangling them while the strangling is good.'
VWhat the senator mistakes for a "strangle-hold" in reality is
the sentiment, of the people generally that organized labor is
entitled to rights which Senator Myers and those he repre
sents have consistently denied the workers. The distinguished
representative of the corrupt element in businss and politics, of
course, is absolutely against any movement which has for its
aim the betterment of the conditions of the workers, since any
betterment in the workers' condition must of necessity threat
en the swollen profits of those who hire the senator and who
own him, body and soul.
Senator Myers is quoted as declaring the demands of the
bitumino.us coal miners fort a modest increase in wages is
"outrageous," and that the threats of the miners to strike Nov.
1 unless the wage denmands were granted is a "most monstrous
and brutal threat to freeze and starve the people into submis
The senator's statement is a play of words and will be inter
preted at a glance as a snivelling attempt to discred't the min
ers and to glorify the bittuninous operators. The state's mis
representative in the senate would have it. appear that the coal
ruiners' differences are with the Iteople instead of with a small
group of profitering coal operators. And he overlooked in
forming us of the fact that these same operators for years past
have been in the positiolin f "freezing" the people generally
fthrough maintaining exorbitant prices for coal. Nor did the
senator mention that had the opelrators paid their miners a liv
ing wage there would have been no necessity for the miners
threatening a strike to enforce their wage demands.
Both in Montaona and in \'ashington Senator Myers is well
known as tile friend antd hirelintg of the special interests and
his statements attacking labor will be taken in both places
with the customary grain of sa.lt. Iowever, his statements
will not be forgotten by the workers of Montana who comprise
the overwhelming majority of the voting populace.
SAME OLD STUFF WITH NEW NAME.
Somie few moons ago it. was the ftashion for tihe flag-waving
profiteers and the corrupt crooks with whoml tliey are allied to I
see in every movement of the workers, especially in strikes,
the sinister hand of 1)ro- (ermlanisin. In these days, however, 1
it is the Russian soviet goverttmnent which is blamoed folr every
It a giroup of worker's preset.t demanids for t he bete.rment of
their working condlitions they are termedl "'bolsheviki." WVork
ers prominentllCll in tIhe labor movenment whit) once were sileerilng
ly referred to by the corporate initerests and their tools as
"radicals" are now called "bolshevists," and when they advo
cate anythling in the interest of tilhe underpaid and overworked
laborers they are accused of fomenitinig rev\olution and anarchly.
And the disgusting piart of thie whole aftair is that amongt lhic
detractors of labor are somIe of thie men ,cneulpying high and iin
fluential tositiols ill the labor moveament, who. lhaviug feasted
at .the 'leslh p)ots of capital, urie representatives of labor in name
only. Many siuchli have in recent days given intertviews to Ilte
press associationls, layiing tile blamne for Ihe tumterous strikes of
thle underpaid wo'kers to "bolshievist. lettaders coiniitted to a
definite policy of revolution.'
There is some excuse for' anl edtitoriial niisfil such as the
parasitical pentsioner on the Mminer making sIIch slaitements.
He is employed by the interiests opposed to labori aind is expect
ed, from the nature of his employment t(, circtrlate untr'uths
against labor. But ill the case of some of lhe so-called labor
leaders things are different and therie cani be nothling ii ex
tenuation of their altitude.
HIowever, the fact that the \\workers the country over are en
gaging in mammoth strikes to entforece the bettermentt of their
wages and the coidlitions ulndler lwhich they wor'k is an indica
tion that organized labor in its enltirety has become class coin
scious and is inow" determined to 'orce the issue betweeni capital
and labor to a showdown. Cries iof 'bolshevisnm." "anarchy'
or "revolution,"'' whether made by thle open anid avowed enie
mies of labor or by traitors in their owu ranks will not serve to
halt the onward marchl of the workers.
THAT IMAN INCIDENT.
Once more the newspapers are giving space to dispatches re
lating to the recent troubles at Imani in Siberia, in which an
American army officer and a corporal were arrested by Kol
chak's cossalks-and the corporal flogged. This time it is the
Japanese general staff at Tokio which issues a statement deny
inig that the Japanese authorities threatened to side with the
cossacks against the Americans in event the latter attempted to
But why, we ask, is there any reason for such incidents? We
all know that this country is presumably at peace with Russia;
war never has been declared against the soviet government.
Union Stock Holders in the
BUTTE DAIL YB ULLE TIA
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FEDERAL LABOR UNION-Livingstoni Great Falls.
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CEREAL WORKERS-Great Falls'.
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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.
M USICIANS' UNION-Butte.
BREWERY WORKERS' UNION-Butte.
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METAL MINE WORKERS' UNION OF AMERICA.
PRINTING PRESSMEN'S UNION-Butte.
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BRQTHERHOOD BOILERMAKERS AND HELPERS-Butte, and
M AND OPERATING ENGINEERS-Great Falls.
.BUTCHERS' UNION-Great Falls.
INTERNATIONAL MOLDERS' UNION, LOCAL NO. 276-Butte.
LAUNDRY WORKERS' UNION-Butte, Seattle.
PLUYMBERS' UNION-Butte, Seattle.
BROTHERHOOD RAILWAY CAR MEN OF AMERICA, LOCAL NO.
TRADES AND LABOR COUNCIL-Miles City.
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LODGE NO. 430-Butte.
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-Tocamo, Seattle, Livingston.
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ERS, LOCAL NO. 211-Seattle.
WORKERS', SOLDIERS' AND. SAILORS' COUNCIL-Painters' Hall,
BTTILDING LABORERS' UNION-Seattle.
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IRON WORKERS AND PILEDRIVERS' LOCAL NO. 86-Seattle.
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CARPENTERS' LOCAL UNION, NO. 1172Billings, Montana.
TEAMSTERS' UNION-Local 135, Billings, Mont.
BROTHERHOOD CARPENTERS AND JOINERS-Local 1172; Bill
MILLMEN'S UNION-Seattle, Wash.
AND THOUSANDS OF INDIVIDUALS IN BUTTE AND MONTANA.
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.o what reason is there for the maintenance in Siberia of any
\relrican military forces, at all?
If Mir. Wilson had heeded the best interests of the nation in
dead ,' lending- himself to the machinations of a group of in
ernational loan sharks and concession hunfllers, he never would
lave sentl American soldiers to Russia to become the fighting
Illies of' the treacherous monarchist and friend of the former
a.ise', lilchak, and the Japanese. ,Such troubles as thai. at
man would not happen were r. \\Wilson to do what. is right
int just and see that every American soldier in Siberia is re
itmied hlt one.
THE HYSTERIA CONTINUES.
The hIysterical etfoprts of the powers that prey to rid them
selves of all opposition to their continued enslavement of the
workers apparently are continuing, arid seem to be reaching
fever' heat in tie halls of our national congress. If news re
plorts of the debate in the senate yesterday when the reso
lution c'alling upon the war department to furnish the senate
with full reports of the proceedinigs in thie case of Robert
Minor, Americant newspaperman, arrested in France some time
ago for the nlleged spreading of soviet propaganda among the
troops, are tr'iie some of our revered senators advocate whole
sale deportations of all persons who have tie temerity to raise
their voices agaiilnst tire corrupt interests.
Deportations would not be so bad in some cases; particularly
if the dlelportcees included among their unmber Senators King,
Myers anid Poindexter, all of whorrm are really and truly ene
mies of the country. Were a few shiploads of such corrupt
politicians sent to Tlinmbuctoo or to somie other out of the way
place the country could consider itself benefited.
The executive commnittee of the American Institute of hank
ing at their seventeenth annual convention in New Orleans
yesterday went on record as opposed to tihe unionization of
bank employes. Uertainly they are opposed to the unioniza
tior, not only of their owln employes, but of all other em
plyes. Perhaps if the banik clerks were organized the bankers
wotuld be required to pay them a living wage.
When a man comes back from France with six wounds and
anr honorable dischurge, rated as excellent. and is refused cit
izeinship papers. it would appear that tIhe work of Amrerican
izatiounu should begin on the judge.
Staraige that. sonime of our alleged statesmen and piecard la
bor' leaders haven't proposed a truce by the profiteers as a so
lution for the unrest of the people.
The state of innocuous desuetude into which the state cuol
cil f d defense has lapsed may be due to the facltllhat the ap
proplriation has been exhausted.
\We will nlay any odds that the senators investigating the con
;ditions in the steel tolwns will not exchange places with tihe
s t ' I r -' ....
(copyright .. ii iýi.t "1 ?r
With Kolchak in Siberia
Leaving behind him adventures like imprisonment for four days
in a Kolchak death cell because the admiral "didn't like his person
ality," a Seattle workingman has just returned, home after a'year's
service as interpreter, with the American troops in Siberia. As the
result of travels through eastern and central Siberia and meetings
with soldiers of a dozen nationalities as well as native Russians of
high and low degree, he brings a story of Kolchak's vanishing army
and of the general breakdown of the allied venture in Asiatic Russia.
He desires his name withheld, but his story will be told on this
page in three installments, in his own words.
(From Seattle Union Record.)
II. JAPANESE TERROR.
Even among the intellectuals and
middle classes the excitement and
madness were growing daily all
year, and not a single day passed but
hundreds of people escaped into the
mountains all over Siberia to assist
their comrades, and were armed with
all kinds of military weapons. Condi
tions became more intolerable daily,
due to the wholesale executions and
arrests carried out all over Siberia by
Kolchak's brutes. On many occas
ions great protests were aroused
from the American consuls and
American military authorities about
their brutal actions, but all their pro
tests were not heard at all.
In Habarowsk,. a town 720 miles
north of Vladivostok, when a gang
of outlaws occupied that town in the
early days of September last, I saw
with my own eyes a tragical comedy
which occurred in that town the firstI
day of their occupation. Sixteen
Russian workingmen "Magyars," as
they were called, were shot in the
city park about 3 o'clock. They were
lined up one by one and the White
guards were standing and laughing,
and cried for more-blood, saying:
"We will kill all the members of
the labor unions and hang all. Jews
The Terror Begins at.. Habarowsk.
And afterward the real white ter
ror commenced. 1;undreq4s of inno
cent citizelis were executed . and
thousands were linprisoned withont
any reason,- or because the White
guards "disliked theiri-'personal ap
pearances." Practically the. whole
population of that town were ter
rorized. Robbery and loot contin
ued for a long period and over 4,000
people in that vicinity were shot and
their property confiscated. Womien
and children were made homeless, as
their little houses were burned by
the cossack outlaw leader, Kalmy
koff, and there was no shelter for
them to live under, and thousands
died of that misery,, until finally the
Americans were disgusted and put a
stop to those: massacres, but not to
all, as many c'itizens were kidnaped
at night and executed in the sunrise.
The commanders of the American
garrison at Hagarowsk, Colonel
St.er and Colonel Moore, sent threats
to that cossack leader, , Kalmykoff,
that in case his .error' will continue
they will put the town under mar
tial law and have him tried by a
courtmartial for murder, and detach
ments of military police were sent
at once into the various prisons there
where he (Kalmykoff) kept all his
prisoners, to see not a single man
should be executed without a trial,
and under what evidence he is con
,rieuo, out many prisoners died from
ill treatment, and a sharp conflict
arose between the United States army
commanders and that outlaw leader.
Cossacks Desert to the Americans.
Dissasisfaction began among his
ranks and soldiers and consequently
they deserted him, and about 653 of
his own officers and men ran over to
the Americans for protection and
turned over all their weapons to the
United States military command,
and were interned at the American
barracks, and an attempt was made
to assassinate him and his would-be
assassin was caught and immediately
executed. And his force of outlaws
consisted lately of about 450 men,
where he formerly had more than
1,800. All that lasted until Febr
uary, 1919, although he still terror
ized the population of that said dis
trict, but not on such a large scale as
in the past.
And still further north, where the
famous grain districts of the. Amur
province start, there ,.was on .. so
called cossack hetman by hbe nae. of
Gamiff. In reality :his.,rees5.c.o
sisted . of Chinese-n XQ t. 8 ii
anese; Koreans and bry :ew- 'dos-
sacks. Most of.bhis8=if . .rwere
former criminals-i 'thii . . And
that gentleman, Gamoff; .D Bwas ap
pointed by Semenoff to 1j - =Tor
a military governor of that district,
copmlttbed all sorts- of criuee: and
massacres againast the popiaGOtiOh.
In the early part of January, 1919,
he began to terrorize the peaceful
population of peasants and hundreds
of them were executed and hanged to
the telegraph poles and their houses
were burned. All .was strictly car
ried out under his orders. He did
not even show any mercy to little
children and infants till the living
conditions of that said province be
came intolerable, and an uprising
started among the peasants, and they
armed themselves with rifles and ma
chine guns, and resisted furthet in
vasions of his yellow forces, a'nd as
he was overpowered by the puperior
numbers of the rebels, he called then
for Japanese assistance, and. a few
Japanese regiments were sent 'to the
scene of fighting at once, and the
real fighting began when the Japan
ese forces arrived, and the armed
peasants, re-enforced by regular bol
shevik forces, who had been hiding in
the mountains since their fight with
the Japanese in September, 1918, at
tacked the Japanese forces from
three sides and suffered heavily.
, A Japanese force of 2,000' sta
tiohed at Aleksyaewsk., 400 miles
north of lIabarowsk, was attacked at
night by armed peasants and'regular
bolshevik forces and only 13 Japan
ese were left, and the obes' who did
not die' by the bolsheviki, guns died
from cold, as there was' 45-5. degrees
below zero weather, and .as- therJap
anese found t!lem'elves under `ag*redt
diffiedilty to dvercome the superior
numnber'of the rebels; they' ask4.d for.
re -' elfobrcenents 'from: Habavrwsk.
anrid adetachment of, 10,000' was 'sent
td Sianovkbi, on the Amur province
on the river Tea, and began a regular
massacre. of women and children, ac-,
cusing them of being in sympathy
with the bolsheviki and armed peas
ants. and their first step was to burn
three schoolhouses, with their teach
ers, during lessons, and not even one
child was allowed to escape.
Peasants Hold Back the Japanese.
And machine guns were placed in
the streets of that little town and all;
houses were burned and the crop de
stroyed by the Japanese hordes and
many people were without shelter,
and babies on their mother's arms
died from cold, but notwithstanding
all that, discontent among the masses
was growing and with more energy
they attacked the Japanese forces
and inflicted upon them heavy losses,
and all their officers met with sum
mary punishment. Three Japanese
troop trains were blown up by the
railroad engineers themselves aiid
the bolshevik forces seized in a two
day's fighting with the Japanse
forces about 12 machine guns and
all their ammunition depots were
Japanese Start Propaganda Against
The Japanese command requested
from the American commanding gen
eral assistance to dispatch on the
Amur province a few companies of
the American forces stationed -at
Hararowsk, but the colonel at the
United States garrison refused to
comply with the Japanese general.
Oi's, request, as Major- General
Graves instructed him to do 'so, and
General Graves blamed all the
trouble to the Japanese 'command
and to the cossack hetman's ntisrule,
and mistreatmeiit of the peasanlt pop;
ulation, and due to that reply 'front
the American high authority, 'the
Japanese press of Siberia and Japan,
and the Russian monarchist press
called all the American expeditionary
force in Siberia "bolsheviks," apd the
Russians' "black hundreds" 'called'
the Americans "Jews from' Lenine'
-Since then anti-American propa
ganda has started all over Siberia
from the Japs and "black hundreds,"
but their agitation met 'with no sitc
cess at all, as the Japs r"e hated by
the Russian population more-than by
I the American people, and iq th ear'ly
part of May' this-year the wredking of
trains started on a gieitter-ltale, and
as I left i.i the middle of Jt ne-not a
single train was rui ung.
in the mopth of April, t g, e was
of Api t a
in uprising against the Japanese gar
:ison stationed at Politorka; a-..little
.own: 83 miles north of Vladivdstok.
rheý peasants, armed' with madhine'
runs and a few cannon, 'attacked: the
Tapanese there, and killed riany of
:hem, and as the garrison .was' tn
lble to cope with the situatiOn the
Japanese cohmand dispatched a,
-reat .force of infantry wftth some
ight artillery and :began 'a wholesale'
nassacre against even the peaceful"
population, and many. villages were
turned and' conpletely' ' destroyed,
end as I was. o. the. train at that
.ime I saw a few yards from the sta
:ion dead bodies of peasants, includ
ng little babies and women. A' rail
•oad workman, a friend of mine, re
i.ested 'me 'to tell the truth-loving
A.merican people the real truth about
illied intervention, for all their
promises not to interfere in'ldomestic
'nternal affairs. And as I promised
lim to do so he was real gay and ex- .
)ressed himself that their only hope
'ay in the help of the Ameridan pro
etariat, and when the AmeriCan
working people will know the real
truth about Russia, he said; he: is
certain they will arouse with all their,
protest, and succeed in pressing :on
their governlment to withdraw all the
Foreign troops from Siberia alid from
the other parts of Russia.
(Tt be concluded.)
0o - 0
(Another Phenomenon in
Farmer Jones owned seven thogs
that weighed exactly .200 pounds
each and that they might attain this
weight, he had' spent just $35.04 on
each hpog for fped. 14e could 'have
butcha.ed the seven hogs and.have
realized- the .following .by-pYPduCts.
from them, to-wit: Hain, bacon, loins
and sausage and selling .them at 30
cents 'per ,pound. : He would- ,have
made ., profit of $4:96 on each hog
by mintrketing them at home. bhut in-.
itead of doing this hlie sold the hogs
to Swift & Co. at $40 each -dwhat he;
wyou1fda have ;got at- home,) aind. Swift.
geali'zed from themthe" following. by-:
products, :to-wit: Hait, ba9opj., loiia,
and "ausage and sold them. for '0'
cents .per pound, 'anu cleared '$22.40'
on each hog. It being understood,
that the hogs neither gained nor lost
weight, how did .Swift.take the same
kind of products' fi bm these hogs
and' sell them at the Jones' price and
make such, a profit?
If you get tired of f'guring on this
problem, look among the want ads
for the correct answer.-D. N. R.
Today's Anniversary. I
T'omb of Mary Queen of Scots.
On Oct. 11, 1612, the remains of
Mary Queen of Scots were removed
to. Westminster Abbey, where a most
magnificent monument was erected
to; her, memory. The tomb of.. Mary
t)oe Beautiful lies opposite to that of
Queen Elizabeth, Lioness of England.
A delicate irony of death is seen here.
--the deadly rivals in life are asso
ciated in death. Only the solemn
chapel o --enry the VII. separates
the tombs in their cold magnificence.
Should one or the other arise from
the marble, ghostly spirits still at
odds over very profound questions,
one done to death by the other, and
one haughtily claiming the..Epglish
succession, they would direetly face
each other through the deep -loom
and ornate tracery of Henry jlhe VII's
superb oratory. ,
FAMOUS wiOM I
Aciess 3,00'0.ea's .siiiotIier song
is hushed tbdly, ' PattT.is dead, Ade
Ifna Patti wa's born: in :Madrid, of
Italian parents. At as .vr- she first
appeared . Qm '-the 8taa;:.-Her uncle
IMautice Strakosh was Jher it'structo~r.
She made her debut; at 1.B; at the 'old
Academy of Music in New York: Mon
archs have thrown j.Wgils a.ag r feet,
nations acclaimed her the great diva.
She died at her castle in W¶ales.
Cra.ig-y.-nos-&-'rMecca "to the ,genius
of thei orld.- .::
,-Lodon.-F-ined $5 .for.- traeling
with@lt-. paying his fare,: Harolh
Fisher had no money, and the court
tutS.-Lto accept ai pair of- boots in
i.yy iept. A policema : in-- court
H ed' him fronm jail:by buying them1
~p-:-i $u e:WZI d