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Mr. Iansome,. correspondent i'or the Manchester Guardian,
one of the ablest liberal journals published in the British
tongue. came out of Ilussia recently with the material for a
book which he has just published.
The book itself is a clear, unbiased account of internal af
fairs of the soviel administration, written as only Mr. Ransome
could write it. free from propagandist tendencies and conse
quently a crushing rejoiner to the typhoon of journalistic (?)
sewer washings w'hich the oil and steel plutocracy have en
listed in order to prove to working men that a workers' republic
is not a good thing for them.
Ransome's book seems to have done its work well and the
powers that be seem detlermined that no more such truth shall
leak out if they can stop it, hence the following remarkable
The Manchester Guardian sent another correspondent, one
W. T. Goode, who investigated and began his return journey
with impressions similar to those of Ransome, because impar
tinl investigation could produce no other. But Mr. Goode ,was
not happy in his choice of a route home, for on Sept. 3, im
mediately after his leaving the territory of the soviets, he was
arrested at Reval by the Esthonians, at the request of the Brit
ish consul, it is said, and thrown into prison, from whence he
was subsequently discharged by the intervention and aid of an
American newspaper man.
Goode 'then went to the consul and protested, with no result
other than the offer of a passage on a British destroyer to liel
singfors, which, in good faith, he took. On the way thither he
was kidnaped and taken to the British naval base of BjS6rk5 and
again held prisoner.
Novw, mark what follows. No sooner was it confidentially
known that Goode was in durance vile, than the reactionary
papers of England began a campaign of abuse and villification
agoinst the correspondent, in order to bias, if possible, the
public mind agiinst anything he smight say or write on his re
turn. It seems to be a settled policy that another Ransome
shall not come out of Russia to blazon the truth abroad, if auto
(ratic power can render it' impossible. Truth will out, how
ever, and the Paris correspondent of the Manchester Guardian
writes on Sept. 11i, as follows:
The mystery w\\hich surrounds the retu'urn of Mr. Goode
from Russia is a topic of great interest here in liberal and
socialist quarters. It has been reported from Finland and
widely believed, that Mr. Goode is in possession of' a new
peace offer from Lenine and that the British authorities
have attempted to suppress this by confining him on a
cruiser oft BjhoirkI.
WeVcll, what next?
GRATITUDE TO GARY.
Like Abortu Ben Adhenm, on the list of 100 per cent Ameri
cans,. the name (, Judge E. II. Gary leads all the rest.
We know of nI) finer exponent of the much misunderstood
doctrine of Americanism than the head of the steel trust; his
masterly defense of the unorganized laborer before the indus
trial commission yesterday should endear hiimi to the hearts of
tili scissor-bill of all lairds and stamp himi as one of the few
prominent citizens w\\ho have had Ilie courage to herhld to a
waiting world the true Ieents of Amuericanism.
It is men of the type of Judge (;i.ry who teach the worker
his real place in the scheme of things; he has no illusions about
the dignity of labor or the other mouth-filling phrases that are
the stock in trade of the in ilk-sop liberal.
He looks upon the worker simply as an instrument that can
be used in the creation of wealth that he. the worker, allows
to he taken from him.
He takes the question of capital and labor out of the plane
of sickly sentimentalism where so many well-meaning persons
place it and puts it on the hard ground of economic fact.
For this labor should be grateful, because labor will make
no advances until labor realizes that the whole matter is a
question of power, not of conventional right and wrong.
The slogan of Gary and his fellow imperialists is the slogan
of their feudal predecessors:
'Let him lake who has the power
And let him keep who can."
Knowledge is power and whenr l the knowledge is labor's that
to he who toils belongs the fruits of his toil, and when that
knowledge is bulwarked by organization, labor will also be able
to take and keep the wealth that labor creates.
BRITISH FOREIGN POLICY IN U. S.
Secretary of War Baker seems to have taken a leaf out of
the book of Winston Churchill of dear old England and is
Ielling congress and the public one thing while energetically
doing the other; in this course he also has the precedent es
tablished by his chief.
The nasty plots that are today being' carried out by the
militarists and their masters will not bear the light of day;
they are forced to work under the cover of darkness and when
caught at their murderous work they lie openly and brazenly. 1
The determined attitude assumed by British labor against
the prosecution of the war against the Russian workers forced
their government to publicly announce that all troops would
be withdrawn from Russia; Winston Churchill still continues,
Union Stock Holders in the
BUTTE DAILY BULLETIA
UNITED MINE WORKERS OF AMERICA-Locals: Band Coulee,
St9cket, Roundup, Lehigh, Klein, 'Washoe, Red Lodge, Smith
FEDERAL LABOR UNION-Livingston, Great Falls.
MACHINISTS' UNION--Great Falls, Butte, livingston, Seattle,
CERIRA WORKERS-Great Poll.
BLACI MITHS' UNION--Butte, Miles City, Seattle.
ELECTRICIANS' UNION-Livingston, Deer Lodge, Butte, Anaconda,
BAKERS UNION-Great Falls.
SHOE WORKERS-Great Falls.
PLASTERERS' UNION-Great Falls.
I R.ILWAY CAR REPAIRERS-Livingston, Miles City.
BREWERY WORKERS' UNION-Butte.
HOD CARRIERS' UNION-Butte, Bose.mt. Helena, Seattle.
STREET CAR MEN'S UNION-Butte, Po}'tland.
METAL MINE WORKERS' tNION OF AMERICA.
PRINTING PRESSMEN'S UNION-Butte.
STEREOTYPERS AND ELECTROTYP5RS' UNION-Butte.
BRtDGE AND STRUCTURAL IRON WORKERS-Butte.
BROTHERHOOD.. BOILERMAKERS AND HELPERS-Butte, and
STEAM AND OPERATING IEN$INEERS-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-Milep 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,
BtTILDING LABORERS' UNION-Seattle.
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF' BRIDQE AND STRUCTURAL
i IRON WORKERS AND PILEDRIVERS' LOCAL NO. 86-Seattle.
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MACHINIST HELPERS--Butte.
BROTHERHOOD OF RAILWAY TRAINMEN, NO. 580, BUTTE.
CARPENTERS' LOCAL UNION, NO. 1172Bill12gs, Montana.
TEAMSTERS' UNION-Local 135, Billings, Mont.
BROTHERHOOD CARPENTERS AND JOINEtRS-Local 1172; Bill
MILLMEN'S UNION-Seattle, Wash.
AND THOUSANDS OF INDIVIDUALS IN BUTTE AND MONTANA.
BAKERY and CONFECTIONERY WORKERS-Local Union 274,
i INTERNATIONAL HODCARRIERS--Local No. 98, Billings, Mont.
SHIPWRIGHTS' LOCAL 1184-Seattle, Washington.
however, to send troops to Russia and supplies to all of the
forces seeking to restore the monarchy.
llaker, when questioned about American troops in Silesia,
deinies their, having been sent there, when it is a matter of
In a similar manner we are told that the few troops in Si
beria are there merely to protect the Trans-Siberian railway.
Putting aside as irrelevant any question as to why we should
have to protect the Trans-Siberian railway for the forces of
the inhuman Kolchak, it is also w'ell .krnowrl to any one who
cares enough about the subject to eead the news from Russia,
tlhat American soldiers have been iii battle against the soviet
troops and that supplies, and munitions of war are being con
stantly for'waorded to Kolchak.
The campaign of wholesale lying and deception appears to
have reached its climax when in response to a senate inquiry,
the secretary of war coolly informs that body that everything
done has been with its consent..
liaker has asked for a standing army of 550,000 men; it
may be that in view of his actions in the last year he feels the
need of this gigantic military, machine to protect himself from
the w\rah of a deceived and outraged people.
WAR-FO R WHOI1?
By printling stories of '.wholesale atrocities that never hap-.
pened, by lying lor \weeks about the nationalization of women
in Soviet Russia, by the uise.of cartoons depicting the Bolshe
viki as blood-thirsty monsters seeking whom they could de
vour, in shor't., by a campaign of deliberate falsehood that is
without parallel inl history, the imperialists succeed in pre
paring the public mind for an invasion of Russia and for the
blockade that is brtinging (leath by starvation to thousands of
The blood-f'est is ill progtress in Russia in spite of Ihe pro
tests from those whose reason has not yet succumbed to the
poison of the press. Whose interests are being served by this
For months a similar campaign has been waged to justify a
war with Mexico; lately there has been a lull in the propa
ganda, but it simply means that for the time being the efforts
of the. war-lords are in more secret channels.
Already the welfare workers are laying plans to save the
souls of the human sacrifices that will be laid' on the altar of
the great god Profit when the troops go into Mexico; stories of
mythical atrocities are still carried by the imperialistric sheets.
Soon, for sdme high and holy purpose, yet to be discovered,
the workers w\ill be asked to once more rally around the flag
and march upon the workers of Mexico. Again, whose pur
poses will be served?
President dWilson, in one of those moments of frankness
that is so foreign to his ordinary line of conduct, asked, not
very. long ago, during one of his speeches, "Why, my fellow
citizens, is there any man here, or any woman, let me say any
child, who does not know that the seed of war in the moderl0
world is industrial and commnercial rivalry?"
Yes, there are a lot of' us who know it and who have said
sot, but most of Ius are in jail.
May we not say also, Mir. President, that if the fiinance-kings
of this nation are allowed to recruit or conscript workers for
another war of lustful greed, that a lot more of us will go to
It may be a malter of regret to the profit-making aunt war'
making elan that the knowledge you speak of is being acquired
by many in this land; when a sufficient number have acquired
it-and truth travels fast these days-there will be no mbre
wars against people who wish nothing but peace; such a war,
for instance, as you are waging in Russia and as your masters
and ours intend to wage on Mexico.
\Why is it that. the most dire and wide-spread poverty is al
ways t'ouild in the same regions where the most wealth is
created? The blessings of capitalism, of course.
S:The End of a Perfect Day
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The Story of the
By ANlTlS, in'Seattle Union Record
III. STRENGTHII AND FUTURE
I dropped into the office of the
Butte Bulletin. After pleasant hand
shakings and inquiries about the pa
per, I asked the fateful question:
"How are you financed?"
"We aren't financed;" said Editor
R. B. Smith with a grin. "We go out
and hold them up and take it away
"We ordered our machisery and
we didn't have a cent when it ar
rived. We went out and raised $12,
500 to pay for it and get it out of
the car. We have to order a car of
paPer every two months, Never yet
have we .had the money 'on hand
when the paper got here. On one
car it took us three weeks to get the
money and we bad to pay $170 de
murrage, on the car for waiting so
"Now our plant is paid for except
for, the press,. which still has a mort
That is the breezy way they do
it in Butte!
'A' Million."Dllar Paper.
At' the other extreme is the Min
ýesota Star, soon to start in Minne
apolis. They have $200,000 already
and are raising a million dollars.
Their offices are in the tall and im
posing Security building, while await
ing the completion of their own four
Behind them they will have the
strength of the Nonpartisan league
and the labor movement' of 'the Twin
Cities. And so much money! One is
almost inclined to be ausphiious of
such an enormous pile of money. It
,doesn't seen natural for .a' "farmer
'labor cause to have so much. Tht It
must seem, pleasant!
These aie the two extremes, finan
cially. The two socialist, papers, the.
New, York Call and the- Milwaukee
Leader, have both beene forced, by
their.. troubles with the postoffice,
to supplement their income by dona
tions from the faithful." The Union
Record started :on $30,000, an
amount Which seenied to the eastern
papers a mere shoestring, but which
was hardly as daring as the venture
made by the Butte Bulletin.' The
'Union Record also had behind it the
power of the Labor Temple associa
tion to assist in securing loans. It
has paid its way from the stait.
The various Nonpartisan league
papers have also started out with the
intention of being self-supporting,
and have largely attained this aim
The Problem of Advertising.
The problem of financing a paper
is largely a problem of advertising.
The various papers have all had their
exciting adventures in this field. "We
don't get much advertising," said
the editor of the Bulletin. "The big
stores' are controlled by the banks,
which are against us. We lack entire
ly the little stores and the surround
ing suburbs through which the Seat
tle Union Record gets much adver
The two socialist papers also have
had trouble with advertisers, some
times through threats lodged by big
The Nonpartisan papers and the
Union Record have had many advent
ures, but have in the main been able
to compel advertisers to come in
through loyalty of the papers' sub
scribers and the size of their circula
tion. The Idaho Free Press, pub
lished in Nampa. for instance, start
ed its first daily edition with so many
advertisements that it could not run
them all in the first day's issue. Af.
terwards the business, group began
to fight it, but it made a campaign
among its -farmer subscribers and
brought tfheadvertisers back.
After the general strlik' it Seattle,
the Union .ooird lost at one swoop
the 14 biggest-advertisers. But with
in two weeks through the loyalty of
its readers it had more advtertising
than. ever, and t.is new business
came in at advanced rateIB based on
the greatly increase4 circulation of
the paper, where as the "business it
lost was merely a d.'g.sitnce it was
contracted for at a lower rate than
the paper could atflod-to furnish it.
The -Fighting Sp rit.
The strength Of '.th' people's press
has not come from large finances,
but from its fighting spirit. Difficulty
after.difficulty, hasa only served to
stir the staff~ add thie-'stbscriberi
to greater efforts. Raids on the Call,
suppressions of mail :to the.-Leader,
and other difficulties have- not daunt
On one occasion a raid was made
on the Butte Bulletin, the whole
evening force was thrown 'in jail,
along with a meeting of miners from
upstairs, the card index, subscription
list and first page fotm were taken
away. The "boys" got out a little
dodger for one day to hold their
second class mailing privilege, and
then bailed out their fellows and kept
. Thus, in one way or another, some
strong financially, others not so
strong, but all forging ahead, the
nine papers issued by socialist, labor,
or farmers keep coming out, a little
fringe across the northern half of
the United States. And already they
are talking of the next great step
getting together for the securing of
This is the big thing most needed
now. Already in a small, informal
way, the papers are 'depending on
each other for special information.
If events happen in New York,- the
Union Record wires the New York
Call for- news. When events happen
in Seattle 'the New, York Call sends
its query, and gets its ansWer,
At the present time, during the
steel trilke, a writer for the Call went
to Pittsburgh and .was at once en
gaged by the Butte' Biulletin a-'d the
Union Record to furnish a special
story daily over the wires.
There are also two strong weeklies
with- which the dailies exchange in
formation by wire occasionally- The
New Majority, the organ of the labor
party in Chicago, has a staff suffi
cient to .cover any event near Chi
cago and sends news when request
ed to the labor papers. The Plumb
Plan league in Whshington has just
started a labor weekly and has ar-I
ranged to exchanige emergency infor
mationi with- the Seaittle Union. ReC
The beginnings 'o a joint" feature'
service- are also appearing. The p'a
pearscopy freely fromdach'other; and
on one. of two occasiOns'.:pectal inter.
Views with Raymond, Robin:-or, ar
ticles on Hungary have been' syndi
cated at one time to all papers..
-The next step? Well, the next most
important step should be. a news ser
vice of our own. Small to begin with,
no doubt, but with the. chances of
growth. News across the noith of
the United States could be handled
with but little additional trouble, is
almost being handled in this way,
when anything imlbortant breaks..,
But how soon will we be able to
send our own correspondent to Mex
ico to bring back authentic informa
tion about the constructive activities
carried on down there? How soon
will we be able- to - have our cr
respondents abroad? Perhaps soon
er than we think, for the London
'Herald has a good European news
service and- even as I left New York,
the Call was taking up with them
the question of a special cable ser
vice to this.country.
Events move fast. A little money
invested in a labor news service just
now would strengthen every labor,
farmer and socialist daily immeas
urably aqd would encourage others
to start. But with or without money,
the growth of such a service is only
a question of time.
Today's Anniversary I
a - o---I
Revocation of the Edict of Nantes,
Amusingly. but. saidly true is the
witty French lawyer's summary in
bafflingCeas' es, ''Cherchez la femme!"
Startlingly true is it-thlat power be
hind the .tirone. has been a woman
in more instances than can be count
ed. Tbday-is the aniiversary of the
Revocation of the Edict of 'Nantes.
The -Revobation of the Edict of Nan
tes was -'pushed" by a woman, by
Mine. de 'Maintenon, enormously
clever sovereign of the king's- affe
tions and guide of national destinies:
Mme. de Maintenon was a bigot, and
highly intolerant.. She made a fool
ish, and a fatal, move in this "Revo
cation," for the protestants of France
emigrated in great numbers to Brit
ain, :Holland, and other protestant
countries, driven' out by the persecu
tions-which followed, and in foreign
countries they established: manufac
tures of silk and other goods, to the
great prejudie of France. The Edict
of Nantes, allowing the protestants
free. exercise of:.. tlteji ..;rel.gion and
throwing opex, to them all offices of
state, had been signed a century be
fore .by -Heiry .IV. ..A-;woiuan'.s in
fluence is an eerie thing to king or
I[. FAMOUS: WOMEN 1
Sarah Bernhardt said she never
knew she was famous until, a glove
was named after her. Amelia Bloom
er, of Seneca' Falls, N. Y., came 'into
fame by inventing 'a new attire for
the female sex and having it named
after herself, the bloomer costume.
A sweeping reform was needed in
1851, for ladies were sweeping up
th, dust of the streets with their
trailing dresses. At a ball in Lowell,
Mass., Mrs. Bloomer introduced her
invention, on her own person-and
Bedlam biolie loose! And it was a
highly sensible dress. Loose trousers
confined at the ankle; a neat skirt
coming half way between the knees
and thi ankle; a pretty bodice;
quaint, large hat. The physicians en
dorsed Mrs. Bloomer; the belles pout
ed;.the men alternately laughed and
toasted the trousers and the Lilly,
the magazine in which sensible Mrs.
Bloomer wrote of the needs of the
Eugene Victor Debs I
RAY DEVANEY, Hinsdale, Montana.
The man, whose only assault was
the shake of his hand; his, only of
fense his smile, or a favor, behind
The kaiser, whom we were taught
to hate for his cruelties, living in
luxury in Holland!
Eugene .Debs' ruler, one Wilson,
in favor of. having the kaiser go un
punished; all our good American
citizens in prison, because they spoke
But what of.that? "The man who
staged the most daring, profitable
feat that ever was known in the his
tory of the seas, was thrown into
prison, : bause he spoke the truth
and proved it--One. Christophei Co
' .With the Editors
A LESAON FROM THE STRIKE.
' By. way of "Americanizing"': the
bad aliens in our beloved country an
institution of distinct American ori
gin is being established in the. Gary
se.ctor of the steel strike by the.noble
general who has captured that out
post of the "enemy." The "bull
pen," one of the contributions to
American democracy' made. by the
mine owners of Idaho about 20 years
ago, is being inaugurated. Together
with the establishment of a military
censorship this private preserve of
the steel kings is to be made safe for
labor skinning. Agents of the army
intelligence section are on the ground
and examining candidates for this
schooling in "Americanism."
A new wrinkle in this course of
training is also suggested. This, ac
cording to a Times' dispatch,- consists
of' enforced labor of the candidates
in cleaping up Gary's streets. 'It 'is
believed that this phase of the edu
cational program "may have a deter
rent effect on some of the foreign
radicals" who have been unable to
return home. When .they get home
they will of course be full of affec
tion for Gary and its paradise.
Here it may be said that the or
ganized workers are being paid for'
their failure to protest against the
brutalities vented upon "radicals" of
all types during the period of the
war. Warnings were frequently
given that this policy of terrorism
would in the end be directed against
all groups 'of organized workers
alike. Pyaday has. arrived .and in
Gary and- the Pittsbu~gh regions
they have to.contend 'with a cossack
dom of official ' reaction which for
malice. ha ' rarely been' exceeded in
the histo.. of labor struggles.
It is a terrible lesson and a terri
ble .price is. being 'paid. f6r' it. ' The
orgianized workers have lost immeas
idrably by their 'gilence diuring the
war and it may be years before they
will be able 'to counteract the black
reaction that now rages :ti many
strike regions.'. I1 is a lesson, in the
need of solidarity 'that- .should be
learned by all,-N. Y. Call.
LOST CHILD- IS FOUND.
Pay Belle. three-year-old daughter
)f Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bell, 508 East
Broadway, was found :earl~yeter
lay afternoon after :thea iti'C pa
'eits had made an all-night's ech.
The youngster was found at the store
It' 1114 Madison street, whee she
tad been eared for .ipee the mlter