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jp A IS- WANTED
WITHOUT I FOR THE
.MEN WHO ARE IN JAI
Hundreds of workers are literally rotting in the jails of this country
because of Iheir activity in the cause of Labor. Manry of these victims
of the world-wide class war are aw'ating trial-and have been waiting
for many we~ry meonth's for the speedy trial guaranteed them by the
United States Cotnstitution. Others were tried and sentenced to terms
ranging from one to twenty years during the period of war hysteria,
and appeals in their cases are inow being taken froum King Capital drunk
,o King Capital sober.
Somie of tthe prisoners hIave escaped by death, others are dying, mnans
have conlractcd tuberculosis and other loathsome diseases, and all are
suffering untold agony from close confinement in the fetid atmosphere,
from insanitary and unhealthy surroundings, from poor and insufficient
r 'rod, atld fl'ran inhuman treatment accorded them by brutalized guards.
Past attempts to secure bail for all of these workers in jail have not
been attenrled with great success because of tire lack of system. It
dividuals sought to secure bail for their personarl friends, anrd failing to
get the neccessary amount they returned what had beenl collected, thus
nakinig l.heir e ire err i efforls fruitiess. This was the conditiort facing thle
delegates I'ronm all the weslcrn district organizationls of the Inlustrial
W\ nkers if the Worltd whei they met in conferenlce on ,Iuly 3 and 4 in
Seattle. The delegates sol ed the problem by an unfailing means
A Hail and. Bond Committee was elected to systematize the work of
collectinig hail and l na lioi-wide drive has been started to secure the
loan of cash, Liberty Bonds anrid property sufficient to gain the release
of all class war prisonors. With practically no advertising Six Thou
sand Iollars were raised in the first five days. More than Two Hun
dred Thoursand lJollars are needed to release those now being held for
their Labor activity.
Sums of Five l]ollars and up are accepted as loans, and all cash, Lib
erty Bonds or property is tabulated in triplicate, one copy gmng to tihe
person rnakinp the loan, arother heirig retained by thie Bail anld Bond
Cotlnmnittee. and the third being filed with the Trades lilrion Savinlgs
and Loan Associationi of Sealttle, with whomri all funds, bonds and prop
erty schedules will be banked.
Only those who have been proved loyal and trustworthy are being
sent ,ut as collectors. Everything possible has been done to safeguard
this hail anid boindi fund. from the selection of the commlittee to the
choice of the banik. A portion of the fund is being set aside to return.
loans on demand in case persons who have made thern are forced to
leave tlie country or ihave other reasons for making a withdrawal.
Bail will lie uiserl to release specified persons where that is desired,
but. otherwise tie release will take place by a biind drawing of names,
thins insuring fairness to all prisrteris. By common consent Ihe men
in Wichita, Kansis. jail will first be released, as they have been held
the longest and jail ctdlilionns are worse there thitan anywhere else in
the entire county. This hbail has iearly all been subscribed, and the
men will be mradce naceredited collec(tors when released, and their speedy
release will help to set others at. liberty.
No necessity exists for airgumerlunt. Your duty is clear. If your ears
are not deaf to a call from your 'class, ii' you feel that an injury to one
/ is an iirnj ry t o all. if t here hllllris withi you the faintest spark of human
ity, you will see tlhat Ithe men do not, remain behind the bars an un
necessary miiiinte heraclse yoru withheld your suIpport.
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 8. Pierce,
Room 607 Central Building, Seattle.
Butte Office, 318 N. Wyoming St., A. 8S. Embree, Bond and Ball
How Country's Shoe Profiteers
"Hold Up" the Suffering Public
'ROM IPHIIILAD LPHIIIA NO1 I'TH 11I erI( AN.
In the New York Commercial of
yesterday morning, appeared an ad
vertisement offering "for export
on!y" womenl's high grade dress
shoes in patentc leeathers anid
dull leathers at $2.61 a pair. The
salme ad offered men's Goodyear welt
dress shoes, in vici kid. gunmetal and
tans, at $4.35 a pair, and smoked
horse solid leather, good shoes. at
$3.50 a pair.
Philadelphia hide and leather
dealers, when shown copies of the
advertisement. were much pertlurbted
that the news should have gotten
out. They attempted no. explanation
as to why shoes could he sold to Ea
rope so much cheaper than to Ameri
can consumers. Some of them atd
mitted that a great deal of profiteer
ing is being done and pointed to an
article in "'Hide and Leather." a leadt
li.nbber and Tire Workers.
Theatrical and Stage Employes.
Electrical Workers, No. 63.
Wood, Wire and Metal Lathers.
lmiuldry Workers' union.
Blhlding Laborers and Hod
Sand Coulee Miners, No. 2020.
Sand Coulee Miners, No. 3907.
Sheet Metal Workers, Great
Steam and Electrical Engineers,
Veilowstona Trades and Labor
Brother of lRy. Carmen, Miles
'Machinists' u)ion, Livingstonp.
Teamsters"' union, Billings.
ilg shoe and leather tradle paper, as
proof of their statetments.
This article, which was intended
as it confidential talk a utong melm
bers of tlie shoe and leather business.
and not for plublic inforllation, ex
pressed concern over the governml' ent
in vestigation of shoe prices and
warned dealers that some of their
practices should be stopped at once.
iparticulirly that of warning custom
ctrs that, shoe prices will soar this
winter, which, it said, is absolutely
ullntrue anid lmay cause trouble. The
article, which was headed "Editorial'
Comment," aIppeared in the issue of,
HEide and Lueather for August 2. Dii
crussing profiteering. it .aid:
"'lThis week a hide inelrchatt' in the
ceontral west stated he had been car
ryiug I5,000 hides on which he ex
pected to win a small fortune, hut
experienced trltders seriously doulbt
if there are mllny anctullmultaions of
!hitles or skins. as the rapid and sutc
cessive advatnces in \values tthave put
tremlendouis stiiulus on the most
hardeted speciulaltors to reap a rich.
harlvest. Meatnwhile, congress is bet'
ing stirred to investigate the ques
tiion of shoe prices. At the sanle
tine some New Yorkt newspapers are
adtlvertising s hoes for export truade
at Inysteriously low prices. It is a'
No Letathert Shortage.
"To make mllaltters worse, it says at
anothlier place, there is a imarked ten
!dency in retail shoe stores for sales
mnlen to sotlemnly watrn customers to
buy all the shoes they can afford. be
fore they reach extremel figures.
This artificial booming is dangerous
and unwise. Taking the world over.
it is generally agreed there is no real
shortage of hides, skins. leather,
shoes or other leather goods."
WANTS GITY OWNED
(Continued from Page One.)
formned. Unfortunately. there Is still
a popular prejudice against such
practices, but through the natural
evolution of science this sentimental
ity will eventually be replaced by the
consciousness that helping mankind'
after death is a sacred task."
Bulletin Want Ads Get,
Pr.ilt Phmnni K!9
Woman in Soviet,
By ARVID HANSON.
"It is fitting to say a few words
about the role of the women in the!
Russian revolution." I said one day!
to Madame Kollontay. She was
frightfully busy, yet graciously con
sented to a brief interview. It was,
in fact, what we journalists call a
lightning interview. This is what I
found out froml her:
"It was the working women in
Russia, as in France in 1789. who
started the revolution. The Russian
revolution of March. 1917. really be
gan. with tile 'wonlau's day' procla
Itation for the 9th of March by the
socialist tparty. The wotmten demnon
s strated against the high cost of liv
ing and delmandt'd bread. That day
marked the beginning of the revolu
tion. When the March revolution
fully developed it was natural that
hell women partlicipated with the
"In May of the samne year we hadtl
had a mltighty strikeI alllOllg the wont
on workers inl the big laundries.
A\bout 4,000 women partibipated in
the strike. A union had been formed
with 600 muembers, but during the
strike the union grew until it. includ
ted almost all laundry workers in
Petrograd. This was tile first strike
after the 'March revolution. It re
sutilted i a partial victory only, yet.
after the strike, some of the laun-t:
dries were taken over by the munici-
pality. which had been the particular
demliand of the workers."
Wotlen Ilv have been in tile soviets
fronl the beginning. In the first.
celltal executive commnllllittee, after
the Novetlber revolution, there was'
only one woman (Madame Kollon-!
tay); afterwards there were three,
including the well known Maria Spir
odollnnova. The workilng women I
lined up with the Bolsheviki. They'
were in tie left wing in the soviets. t
D)uring the period between the March I
and November revolutions a special f
socialist women's paper was issued i
in Petrograd. and continued for I
about a year. I
In November. 1918, the first great
womten': conference, representing
Petrograd and the northern coma
tnunes, was held. There were pres-t
ent 501t delegates, representing more I
than 100,000 working women. The
congress placed itself fully and un- 1
compromisingly on the platform of r
the workers' soviets.
In April, 1918, a woman's confer- c
ence representing the city and prov- r
ince of Moscow was widely attended. e
The Petrograd congress alopted im- i
Our Washington Letter
A Steel Price Fight. I1
.If one-fifth of the total steel output t
of the country is produced in the dis- 1
trict centering about (aryy, Ind., and
South Chicago, why should raw steel 1
manufactured there he loaded with I
an additional price equal to the c
freight from Pittsburgh to the Gary
district? Why this "Pittsburgh base
price' graft for the United States t
That question is put up to the fed- ]
oral trade commission by five big.
steel-consuming interests---the West
ern Association of Rolled Steel Con-I
sunmers, the Birmingham Steel asso-!
ciation, the Joint Committee of Civic t
Associations of Duluth, the Southern
Association of Steel Fabricators, and I
the state of Minnesota. The Southern
interests also ask why their price for
steel should not be fixed on the cost I
of production of the steel they actu
ally use,' which is largely made at
Bi minghani, Ala.
D)irect parties to the Pittsburgh
base price game are the United
States Steel corporation and four of
its subsidiary companies-Illinois
Steel, Minnesota Steel, Carnegie
Steel and Tennessee Coal, Iron and
Railroad company, the Steel Tube
company and the Gulf States Steel
Cost Lower in Gary.
II appears that steel is produced at
a lower cost in the Gary region, at
the foot of Lake Michigan, than in
Pittsburgh. It gets its coal from
close by, while the iron ore is moved
t~, the steel mills directly by water
from Duluth. The ore for Pittsburgh
must be shipped by rail froum the
nearest port on Lake Erie, after its
voyage from Duluth. Yet the steel
trust claims the right to force a
manufacturer of hayrakes, in Chi
cago, for example, to pay for steel
produced at the lower cost within 45
miles of his factory the full Pitts
burgh cost, plus the freight rate from
Pittsburgh, 500 miles away, plus the
profit that would be taken by Gary's
corporation for steel delivered to the
trade at Pittsburgh.
The farmer, who is the real con
sumer of steel, may find a way to get
into this fight. lie pays the freight
in this case, both figuratively and
Cumnmins Bill Friendless.
Senator Cummins of Iowa, father
of the subcommittee bill for regu
lating the private operations of rail
roads, which is now stalled in the
senate committee on interstate com
merce, of which lie is chairman, gets
comfort from nobody. Even the
elaborately busy press bureau of the
Railway Business association, of
which Alba B. Johnson of the Bald
win Locomotive works is president,
has turned upon him. They offer
suggestions that would throw more
of the expected revenues into the con
trol of the railroad companies, and
would practically make it certain
that the government would have no
chance to administer any railroad
funds at all.
Glenn Plumib, who is starting on a
lecture through the east, said this
week: "I have no acute worry over
the effect if the roads should be
turned back to private companies on
Iec. 31, without legislation. The re
sult would he educational. We are
now asking the house rules commit
tee to expedite in the house a vote
upon the resolution for an inquiry
into the financial condition of these
Note on Militarism.
The mother of a boy who was
hilled in France wrote to Senator
Penrose of Pennsylvania, protesting
against universal military training,
such as is now indorsed by Secretary
of War Baker and the general staff.
This woman lives in Salt Lake City.
-Her name is Mrs. Clarence E. Allen
Senator Penrose wrote in reply that
F _._ _
WORKERS VS. CAPITALISTS
portant resolutions regarding ma
ternity and unemployment insurance.
At the Moscow conference the food
question, the cost of living, and child
welfare were the great questions.
Here also the conference resulted in
The 'otmnunist working women
are everywhere energetically taking
part in the work which comes under
the jurisdiction of the commissariat
of education and in cultural activi
ties. The local food problems
awaliened great interest among wom
en. Finally, an important work is
being done by wo-nlen in the propa
ganda and sanitary work of the
a llrly. There arc also women sol
diers in the armyv. Women have been
at the front front the beginning o5
tlie revolution, and have done splen
(lid work. especiatly in the tield san
Madame Lolina is the comlmissaire
of social welfare in the northern com
cmune (Petrograd). Madame Lu
nacharsl;y (wife of tile conimissaire
of education) heads the administra
tion of children's colonies. Every
whero in the villages and districts
all over Russia. one may find thou- I
satnds upon thollu sands of womenl ill
the service of the educational andl
social welfare institutions. Madame
Kollontay is the only woman who has I
heen a people's commissaire. Upper
class w(omene, that is, women belong
ing to the former upper class, are
active in great numbers in the -
schools and children's colonies, etc
"'There is developing now." said
uladamie Kollontay, enthusiastically. 1
'a salpecial type of young working- '
class girls who are economically and o i
otherwise independent. We htve.
for example, young Gratjova. She
has comle into the muovement directlv
fromi a textile factory. Due to Ier
inborn talent, shie has developed very[
rapidly. Gratjova has been active F
for more than five months. Together i( i
with a number of other working- h
class tomen she has for some timle a
been a member of the revolutiounary il
tribunals. She displayed there great
humanllaitarian mildness." F
"\Ve women." said Madame tol
lontty, "in spite of everything, have;
not torgotten the beautiful ideals of
humanitarianism. As members of a
couirt we take the pat 'of defenders
rather than of prosecutors. Experi- k
ence has proven that the women in v
these revolutionary tribuuals. so e
he is "opposed to the legislation now
under consideration, and does not
believe it is necessary to resort to
compulsory training in order to
maintain a suitable and adequate de
fense for the country. I am of the
opinion that a small standing army,
and a volunteer force when needed,
will meet all the requirements of the
'So another line for the 1920 com
paign may be drawn. Hiram John
son and Boles Penrose agree in being
opposed to univeroel military train
ing. Baker is not challenged in the
opposite position by any prominent
democrat in the administration.
Stcel Trust Theories.
Senator Sterling of South Dakota
has increased during the past week
his efforts to prove to witnesses on
behalf of the steel strikers that they
ought to be glad to work for tlil
United States Steel corporation with
out regard to any deprivation of in
dividual or collective freedom that
the overlords of the steel plants may
require of them.
Among the ideas he has put for
tward, by question or by inference of
his remarks, are:
That the order of the corporationI
which outlawed all unions did no
"real" harm to the men.
That company gunmen may have
the right to forcibly enter a hotel and
Ikidnap and deport union organizers
who come into a strike region, on thel
theory that if the organizers remain
ed they might persuade strikers to
brerk the law.
That when a steel corporation sub
sidiary company shut down its plant
!in order to force its workers to dis
solve their union, the union official
from outside who can break up the
union is to blame for the suffering of
these families if he fails to withdraw
their union charter; that the com
panv is not to blame.
That it is the business of the sen
ate committee to try to prove a quar
rel within the ranks of the steel
s trikers, or even to start one, on
theoretical issues, rather than to in
quire into the quarrel between the
strikers and the steel corporation.
This attitude marked his numerous
sharp questions put to Foster, sec
'retary-treasurer of the strike com
S House Gets Lease Bill.
Representative Baer of North Da
kota is beginning a fight on 'the
Smoot-Sinnott coal, oil and phos
phate leasing bill-the annual at
tempt to give away the last of the
public mineral resources. Baer is
backed by a group of liberal men in
the house and by the mining trades
department of the American Federa
tion of Labor.
C(ha'irmuan faugen of the house
committee on agriculture has pre
pared and introduced a bill to pro
tect purchasers of animal feeding
stuffs from worthless or near-worth
less feed ingredients.
The Haugen bill provides for the
pain statement on the tag or label
On all feeds sold in interstate com
inerce of the ingredients which are
imixed to form the feed, their com
mon names and definite, quantities.
Many states have feed laws in which
the names of the ingredients and the
amounts of the nutrients must be
put on the tag, but without the state
ment of the amount of each ingre
dient. This is the chief, although
lnot the only point aimed at in the
The idea is that if a feed contains
r oat hulls, barley hulls, corncobs,
peat, coffee hulls, ground hay or
straw, chaff, sorghum pulp, flax
plant refuse or cottonseed hulls, the
atmount of these ingredients used
should be stated in pounds or in.per
centage on the tag in plain type, and
t :by their proper names.
CASUALTIES 0 N T H E
I Killed Wounded
F'arrell ...................... 4 11
Bluffalo ........................ 1
Newcastle .................... 1
i'ittsburgh ............. 9 6
"Wlary ........................ . 26
Youngstown, Ohio... .. 1 9
atl ua ' rancr sco ........ 1
Oakland ................ 18
'incinnati .................... 4
Braiddock, Pa. ......... 2
Note:-The wounded column
contains only those seriously in
jured, some of whom will die.
There are many hundreds suffer
ing from minor woundS.
long as these institutions are still
necessary, are able to do a great
"'1 am looking forward eagerly to
the women's congress, which is
;cheduled for November," said Ma
dame 1Kollontay, at the end of her
interview. It will certainly prove a
great success. There s1 still much
slowness and apathy among the
masses. in political matters at any
rate. For this reason we are-agitat
ing now more than ever before."-
['he Suffragist. '
TO HAVE SECOND TRIAL.
( By United Press.)
Tacoma, Wash.. Oct. 22.-Ephesia
Fanni is scheduled to go to trial here
today on the charge of having stab
bed Mike Reagan seven times during
an altercation on the night of Aug
The jury which first heard the
Fanni case, September 18, disagreed.
THREE DIE IN CRASH.,
(Special United vress Wire.)
New ork, Oct. 22.-Three were
killed and 10 iniured when an ele
vated train crashed into the rear
end of an empty train.
WE PATRONIZE THOSE WHO PATRONIZE US,
OUR PRICES ARE RIGHT.
N. CHULOS, PROP. 115 E. PARK ST.
Notice to Advertisers
Beginning Nov. 1, 1919, the advertising rates of the
Butte Daily Bulletin will be increased about 40 per cent.
Beginning today no new contracts will be entered into
at the old rate.
The new rates are not elastic.
The new rate cards will be ready Oct. 25.
Advertising men will be received at the office between
the hours of 9:30 and 11:30 A. M.
The new rates are not only justified, but a considerably
higher rate would be in accord with the actual paid-up
subscription list of the Bulletin, WHICH CAN BE SHOWN
TO BE MUCH LARGER THAN THAT OF ANY OTHER
DAILY PAPER PUBLISHED IN THE STATE OF MON
TAKING A LEAF FIOM
SILVER BOW'S BOOK
Plntywood.-- Extravagant county
expenditures in Sheridan county are
rousing interest here. Comparison
of bills for election printing and
other county expenses with other
counties has caused talk.
The county printing for the prim
ary and general election in Sheridan
county cost the taxpayers $15,517.62,
according to four bills on file here.,
and there may be still more claims,
while the cost of all election printing
in 1.ewis an. Clark county was only
$4,385.15. The registered voters in
Sheridan county total 8.378 and in
Lewis and .lark county total 8,965,
which is 587 more.
Other county expenditures here
have also created unfavorable com
ment. The county spent $3,800 for
legal services that should have been
performed by the county attorney.
one bill was for $700 for attorneys'
fees paid in a contest against a depu
ty sheriff's claim for compensation,
which the county afterwards paid.
The county attorney wanted to pad
this claim. The dispute was over
whether the deputy sheriff should be
paid $75 or $125 a month.
The county physician, paid a
salary of $250 for his services, also
was paid $1,400 in addition to his
salary on four claims for attending
a prisoner in the jail. He first put
in a bill for $1,700, which was re
jected and then four bills aggregat
ing $1,400, which were paid.-
INDIAN TO STAY AWHILE.
John Wagner, Indian, came to
Butte as a witness in the federal
court. It is not likely that John
will return to the reservation with
the other'bucks at the conclusion of
the court session. for Johnnie is
charged with attempted burglary at
the home of Mrs. Lena Rochelli on
West Quartz street early yesterday
(Continued From Page One.)
courtroomu yesterday when Judge
Bourquin referred to the reprieve
of Sidebotham, stated this morning:
that the action of Stewart and the
other distinguished beneficiaries of
the Northwest Trustee company's
fraud, in procuring the reprieve of
Sidebotham, was exactly what hei
had expected to see.
"The thieving gang were all in
together-Alderson, tay. Wilmot,
Speer. Sidebothamn and Stewart---.
they were all profiting by the
frauds of the Northwest Trustee1
company. When B. K. Wheeler
prosecuted the company for fraudu
lent use of the mails. Alderson and
Ray were, acquitted. Only Sideboth
am, of the-bunch, was convicted and
sentenced to the penitentiary. It;
was a hard fight, but Wheeler won I
that much. And it was only after
an appeal to the circuit court had
failed that the man commenced his
"And vow Governor Stewart annl
the other satelites of the 'system
manage to procure the release off
Sidebotham and let him loose to prey
upon society again. Well, of course..
Stewart would do just that. It was
no surprise to me when I heard of .
it. But there is a pleasant memory,
growing out of that affair, never- ;
theless. It was for trying to bribe'
the jury in that case that Dan M.
Kelly, counsel for the A. C. M., was
CHANGE DANCE DATES. I
Announcement has been made that
hereafter the weekly dances of the
American Legion will be held on
Monday instead of Friday as in the
past. The date was changed because
of the fact that Monday was found
to be a better time for such social af- I
SURVEY ANACONDA HIGHWAY.i
Engineers connected with the state
highway department yesterday start- I
"d surver-inu the highway between
Butte and Anaconda preparatory to
securing federal aid on its iniprove
ment next year. H. H. Spann is the
engineer in charge. S.
(Continued PFrom Page One.)
ing held in reserve and will be usi
to the limit if necessary in order
gain our demands.
The boss is still attempting to a
ply his ancient methods to divide ai
break the solidarity of the worke
by offering hitherto unknown wage
but with absolutely no success,
he is up against modern and scie
tific unionism and not the old for
which is the only kind that the bo
can conceive of.
Let us figure out what this redu
tion in wages in the form of an i
crease of 25 cents a day in boa
land $1.00 a week tax for beddii
means. It is a reduction of $2.75
week. Now we will take the case
Tom Green, a swamper. Tom has
wife and five children to support. 1
fore the wages were cut Tom i
ceived $4.20 a day wages. This, pr
vidiiig it didn't rain, amounted
$25.20 a week. When camp board
deducted it leaves him $18.20 a wee
There is his wife and five childri
to be supported on this $18.20-
persons in all. Each in these days
unprecedented high cost of living
allowed less than 15 cents for ea
meal eaten, and nothing for hou
rent, fuel, clothing, doctor bil
pleasure, or any other of the nect
sities of life.
How do they justify a still farth
reduction? Now, when the lumb
barons figure that it takes $1.25 l
day to feed each person in tIh
camps, how do they figure that Tc
Green can take 37 cents per day l1
person and feed his family, and, I
sides, buy all the above necessities
L. W. I. U.
I Stall 13 and 141
I ORDERS TAKEN FOR I
Good for Winter Storage
SAY YOU SAW IT IN BULLETIN
Shown in Almost Endless 1
---and Ipices ill many in
stances are based on those
prevailing a year or more
ago. W'e never raise the
-price. if we have the
goods in stock. just he
cause the manufacturer
raises his prices. -
J. BETTMAN a CO.
West Park Street
Why Pay Morel.
I Elsewhere? i
SAY YOU SAW IT IN BULLETIN