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STRIKERS FOR RIGHTS
(Continued from Page Two.)
reel. I repeat that even Ihe most
partial observer, after reading these
affidavits of hundreds of persons, o
must conclude that the United States
Stoel corporation, ill its attempt to
Ibreak the strike.
a. Has procured the assistance of
various state, county and city of
ficials and police, together with the
hired police.., private detectives and
Itiig-s and strikebreakers, which the
h1. Has succeeded in denying un
illl Inll the right to hold meetings
either on the public comnions or in
prival.e or rented halls, by threats
directed against the owners of such
halls and by refusing to grant per
c. Invaded such assemblies as
were had with their constabulary,1
detectives and sheriffs. intimidating.,
assaulting, dispersing and arresting'
tl os(' in attendanlce;
d. Denied unions their sacred i
right of holding regularly constitut
ed, chartered union meetings with
out- the presence of intruders and
conllstabulary sitting on the platformn
and therefore invading the privacy
guaranteed to any fraternity;
c. Succeeded in having the shier'
iffs of various counties rtefuse to per
mit interpreters to translate by word
or moutlllh any message coinveyed to
heInl by their English speakers and
by refusing distributtion of any liter-i
f. Ma0de umulllerous aIlld tin Weat
alnted arre''sts ald nllnumerous assaults
tupon helpless and dlefenseless Imen,
womenll and children aid cripples;
g. MIagistiratels delterminied cases
without givillg 1)ersons arrested aril
olpportunity i lite hear'd iori produlce
evidtence in their dlefense;
('ruel andl tImusual PuIishinltents.
It. Imposed ulnustual, se(vere and
cruel piunishlnent and excessive fines:
by tihe exacting of high and unllnec
'ssary hail: by officials beating uilt
Ihose ar rested whillie confinted in
the jatil; by offers of state, county
and city officials to those arrested of
the renmission of fines, suspenslion ofd
senttettie, acquittalls and ldischarges.
condititoned hatl Ihey retulln to work
and by the t'alrillg 1i1) of their nt ion
i. Entereid the holmes at unutsiual
hours iof tlie night, without iany
seiarlch ;i'warrant , (11 Ior otller authOl'ily
of law; tbroke intto theirl trunks, hair
riissd', molested and initiittdatet d and
ldrove out the hccupatlllns frl'om th.leir;
houses; tool; away money froml thell
anld colnverted lind destroye! d theirl
j. .Arrested peir oni s o t''fering toi
ha-il tose already arl..eted; rV-a
1'estdc th;se colillng to .iak for Ital I
scripts i t( ) i t il iappeall ls;
k1;. )iregard d hl(' conslitu ional
g !ara n t c o bo I th ll t, t l 'lite d S - ites
anlld tll,, ; Ia i- of I'unllsylvania an:od
tore down a-d trampled upon tlhe
Amlloricanl fl'c,, in face of men Who
folghtl for it in France.
Governor ,<pror l. 1 have taken rit e'
opportunity i o l-. it. tl I tl ,i, ' i -lttr C'
|formation as I tn convinceld thatll, s
governor of'' this state. for whose wel-I
'treo we are both seo d',eply intierested.
youtil will nitl e) co:t' nIo tiacce t 1thi
iott1i0t 11, " tas ill tile absolut llt -
trutlhi'in ' of the statl ne ntsi m!ade
in my1 sltpeechl , ' which coIties fromlll
t.hlose who htiavel. themselves been tlhte
very perpetrator' s f tllese ltinumerous
o vl t , ages. illj stices anld crimeh:i .
As ;president of lthe Piiennsylvania
Fedleration of Labor, repllesenttilng
mlole thalln 500.000 organized work
ers ill this sti.e. I again call upoin
you. as chief miagistrate of this cont
iilonwullth lnd as colnIander'-iin
chiie of th e state conlstabularltl'y, toI
protect our' civil rights, restore to
Its iour constitutlllioal guaranltees of
oeaceab hlte assembnlage and free
speech, and compe)l par'ltial oln
frollreniet (of thel laws, instead of the
viciollui and ,l'iminlal discrillllinatiolls
.ICIIIA:EI TO ATTElNi , MEETING.
lBerlin, Oct. 25. -Dr. August
Mueller. forme'r food controller, will
be at Ithe hea:tl of C'erinllty's; dele
gation to thei intterlattional labor con
gi.ess :t \\acslshington, i ilri' Graf
ltialnni, sucotind chairman generl'l of
the G(rman il-''lIerattion of 'Tratde
lUnions will also attenld in place of
President Carl Itudlolph Legion, who
i t. tnatble to make the trip.
You Will Find Excellent Service,
High Quality Food, Low Prices
72 E. Park.
Materials of proven quality.
504 W. PARK.
LADIES You will find
real comfort i
wearng' Mrs. Johnson's Patented
Santtary Belt. Sold by Druggists,
or sent direct for 50c Sansfation
uaranteed. or money refunded Send
waist measure JOHNSON SANI
TARY BELT CO. Inc.. Seattle.Wash.
GW is the time to exchange
your fifty-dollar Liberty
Bonds for fifty dollars
__worth of stock in the
Butte Daily Bulletin. The
fight for liberty, democracy, and all those beautiful things
the statesmen have been mouthing about, has not been
won "over here," and if you are interested in aiding
in the fight, an investment in the FREE PRESS
is the most effective assistance you can render.
The A. B. C. of the Plumb Plan
What Is the Plumb Plan?
It is a plan for the public ownership and the democracy in the control ra
of the railroads. fe
Who Has Endorsed it?
The two million organized railroad employes of America; and the Amer
ican Federation of Labor, al;.roving the principle of government owner
ship. has instructed its executive committee to co-operate with the officers or
of the railroad internationals in their effort. It also has been endorsed by co
,everal farmers' organizations. to
How Does It Propose to Buy the Roads?
By issuing government bonds with which to pay for the legitimate pri
vatq interests in the. railroad industry.
How Does It Propose to Operate the Roads?
Iy a board of 15 directors, five named by the president, to representl
the public; five chcted by the operating officers; five elected by the classi- al
Does This Mean Government Operation? It
No; it is operation by a board in v:hich those having the responsibility
have also the authority. It is superior to government operation because it
prevents control by an inefficient bureaucracy; and is true denmocracy since 1;
it gives the men engaged in the industry a voice ill its management. o
What Becomes of the Surplus?
After operating expenses are paid, and fixed charges are met, including
the interest on outstanding govertnment securities, the surplus is divided
equally between tile government and the nmen. The employes' portion is
to be divided between the managerial and classified employes, the former
receiving double the rate received by the latter class. This is not a profit.
since tile corporation has no capital. What the men receive is a dividend
on efficiency. b
Is This a Bonus System?
No, it is giving those .who increase production a share of the results a
their increased effort has produced; and this share is theirs for as long C
as they are actually in the service, and is not forfeitable.
Why Do Operating Officials Receive the Larger Rate of n
Because it serves as a greater stimulus to the group with the most re- V
sponsibility. And since the operating officials would lose dividends if w
wages were increased it acts automatnlically to prevent collusion between it
labor directors and the operating dire:tors to outvote the public's directors s
in raising wages beyond a reasonlable level. The chief argunlent against a
the plan is that thie pIublic loses control of its own property, and that the a
imen ill charge cannott be prevented froltl comlbining to pay themiselves ex- c;
tortionate wages. This imethod of shttling dividends sets up a natural bar- a
rier against collusioni a
Is This the Only Protection for the Public?
No, the rate-niaking piower remlaiitns with the interstate collmmerce com
mnissiont, anld if wages were raised so high that rates had to be increased,
I the coiimmissioni could refuse to chllane theti, and shippers tlight appeal to
the courts for redress. If the peeriation by the directors results in a dte
ficit, congress can r'evioke their ctharter.
Does This Difference in Dividends Create Hostility Between a
Officials and Men?
No, 6ecause without hlarmony bet cieen them neither group can earn
dividends. An official ill working for his own dividend is working for the
dividend of his subordinates, for oneo cannot gain unless all gain.
Does the Plan Assure a Decrease in Rates?
It iprovides that when the government's share of the surplus is 5 per t1
cenllt or imore of the gross operating revenue, rates slihall be reduced accord
ingl]y toi abtsolrb the aloutlit the goverlltunnt. receives. For instance: If
the entire surplus one year is $500,000,000, and this is 10 per cent of the
gross oplerating revenuIe, the governt.int receives $250,000,000. And le
icause this is 5 pher cent, rates are dcretased 5 per cenit. See what follows:
Without new ec(wonomicS or new uIsiness tlie profits the next year would
be only $2P".t o.l!*i00l,00, and the enltp loiyes iand the governlellnt would re
ceive on(ly half the amounlllt of the ye0r. Ibefore. But decreased rates lmleanl
molllre buisiniesss; and. also, the reduction in dividends would stitmulate the
,,lltlployes to imlnrove their operation by applying better mnetllods. So the
tendency is to assure constantly dlecrel:sing rates, to add to the volume of
buisiness, anld to give the imost efficienlt service huminan ingenuity and de
votion cati provide. I)ecreased rates nmean cheaper commodities; and so,
thriough the effectiveness of the railroads, the purchasing power of money
is increasedl, not only for the railroad mtan, but for every wage earner and
What Does the Government Do With its Share of the Surplus?
It invests it in imllprovements and extensions, thus adding to the value
of the railroads without adding to the fixed charges. It retires the out
;:standing tionds, thus reducing the fixed charges. Ultimiately the public
has is t rail'oald service ati cost.
Does the Government Pay for All Extensions.
No, the communuity benefited nmust lay if it can; if it is able to pay all,
the building of the extension is obligatory. If it only pays part, the gov
Sernment pays the remainder, but only makes the extension as it deems
_wise. And where the general public end not a local commnunity would be
benefited, the governmlent pays the whole bill.
How Are Disputes Between Officials and Men Adjusted?
By boards, to which the operating officials elect five mnembers and the
men, five members. In case of failure to reach an adjustment, the case is
appealed to the directors.
Who Determines the Rate of Wages?
Tire board of directors.
Who Supervises the Purchase of the Roads?
A purchasing Iboard, composed of the interstate commerce commission
I and thriee directors of the new government corporation, one director frotl
Who Decides the Value of the Private Interest in the Railroads?
The courts. It is a judicial question, and is to be answered only after
ant examination of the charters of the existing companies, the laws under
which they were created, and the manner in which the company has lived
tup to its charter and these laws.
Will the Public Have to Pay for Watered Stock?
No. The public will probably pay less than two-thirds of what the rail
roads claim as their value.
Are There Other Savings?
Yes. tile public can obtain the nloney to purchase the lines at 4 per
cent. wilereas the public is inowv charged rates to guarantee the roads 6/%
per cent oil their ltoney. The saiving on the present capital account of
the railroads would be about $400.000,100, and on an honest valuation
would be nearly twice this sum. The Plunmb plan provides for a sinking
fund and every year one of the fixed charges would be 1 per cent of the
i outstanding indebtedness. to be used in retiring the bonds. The govern
i lent also uses its irofits in retiring bonds, so eventually, probably in 50
years. the people would owni the road:; debt-free. A further saving would
be in the operation of the roads as a unified systeim, which permits the
interchange of equipntent, thle end cf wasteful conlpetition, andti greater
ecotnomy in buying supplies. Undler tris plan passenger rates of 1 %i cents
a ulile, and a reduction of frieght rates by 40 per cenit appear reasonable.
Why Is It Called the Plumb Plan?
Because it was conceived by Plenn E. Plulllb, general counsel for the
Organized IRailway Eimployes oif America.
o What Can You Do to Help its Realization?
Join the Plum Plan league (lohdge ilemlnbership, $10 a year; individual
smembership. $1, playable to Treasurer, Pltunb Plan League, 447-453 Mun
sey Bldg., Washington), talk withi your friends, aiid write your congress
iman. It is the only association to secure public ownershipi that has the
sendorsement of the organized railr'oad employes.
Who Is Eligible to the League?
Every one whlo believes that democracy in industry is the solution of
Ithe railroad iproblem.
a --- ---- --o
MAY I NOT
* * ask-what lE:in i wh thie thud
rail habit are going ti; in, with thllir
feet after Jan. 1?
Jilulny Hill 11it. Good.
Jimmy Hill, the .\:.itri;lian feat;h
erweight champion. 'iiln,, to this
country a few month -go withl il
tentions of meeting .Iij!ny l Kilbane
for the world's featl t..'i iglht title.
Apparently, Hill hli, I: t' couldn't
get into the ring wilh KIilbane un
less he had proven h.is worth for
a match of that sort, andt therefore
set out to display :is t'rowecss.
FT-in;~tv. after ni-to ! is (f conisider
able difficulty, Hill got his chance
to snow before tile .\uetruitan public.
Barney Adair was th- ,nily boxer whc ir
Ihad consented willir;ly to oppose
hinl. The match toil, p lat ill tios
ton recently, and 11:11 li tade good.
Adair outweighed. Ithe Atustraliantti
by ten pounds, and I;t tl coinclusiot, a
of their 12-round tenountIer the ref
eree rendered a draw 'v tedict signify- is
ing that neither man had won. '
It was the unanimous oplinion
tonltng most of the spectators at the it
ringside that Hill was thei victor. I
They based t heir cliims on t lihe
griound that the ;\ntilodean led
throughout and litnded the cleanrll
blows during the conlltroversy.
Timn O'Sullivan. manalger of Jill. A
also disagreed with thlie arbiter's dce
cision, but expressed himself as beintg
content that the result will gain t
recognition for Hill in the class he a)
"That's all we wanttled. declared
O'Sullivan, "and nwe'll imake good
We tried hard to get tihe( feathler- e
weights into the ring but none iof
themn would listen to oullr leadig;
so therefore we concludiietld I hat it
would be best to t tacle th li light -
weights. Hill is a flllthlerweight, butl
can even hold off the ligh(weights
is well was clearly demonstrataed
against Adair. WVe'rt after leonard
New York to HIave Salvation Armnl
- Printing trade trouble has prevent
ed as yet nie alistrihutlion of the ipritze
lists for the n;tional horse show, It:
bie held fromn Nov. 17 to 21, at Mladi
sonl Square Gartlen for the btonefit -of
the Salvation Arn"y.
Tile entries close oin Oc(t 22, and
under normal condlitions thle prizt
lists would have beenl distributed ;
ittotthl ago. It looks niow tas if lhI
lHorse Show associatlion will have to 1
close the entries without iany priol
distribution of the prize lists, an un
precedented thing. The prospectivit
exhibitors will be reached as far as
possible by correspondenc'e.
There will be 172 classes. In addi
tion to the usual blue. red, yellow.
and white ribbons, thllere will be cash
prizes for the first anldl second inl
each class of $50 and $25 as tile llini
inumn, and the aggregate of nlou)i
and plate will bie $20,000, or $5,000i
over last year's total pretmium.
AnllIversary of Lang-Squires ('onteslt
Bill Lang knocked out Bill Squirc e
in 20th round at Melbourne ten
years ago today. This bout was fol
the healvyweight chamlpionshilp of
Australia, once the battlefield of sc
) many chanlmpions, but now a producell
of pugilistic leinons. Squires was
Ihailed as a great chaDpionll when he
landed in San Francisco inl 19!)07,
only to be knocked out in the first
roulnd by Tomlny Ihlrns. Ini 1901
SIhe (Canadian again knoc'ked out
- Squires in France, and a little Intel
repeated the triclk in Australia. Burns
also defeated Lang inl two ibonts ir
Australia. Since tIhen Lang hais bteen
whipped by Sam Langford, Sam Mic
Vey, and severall others.
1903--Tommy Burns and Billy
Moore fought a 10-roulnd draw at
1911--Bat Nelson hde'feated SMonte
Dalle in 15 rounds at Maniicliester.
('lass in Sportography.
Answer: On the 1908 season the
Cleveland of the American league,
made a unique batting record-one
i that lmay stand for all tine to comlle.
In the fifth inning of the game with
Boston at Cleveland, on June 9, every
Sone of the nine players made a hit
I and scored a riun, which was unl
r' precedented in the annals of major
I league ball.
Whuat ball player made two homne
rtuns in one inning?
Look for the answer on Monday.
('OlRV.llhlS IPLAYS NTANIFOIID
( iy Uniited Press.)
r Corvallis, Ore., Oct. 25.---The evyes:
of football fans throughout the west
are -centerevd on Corvallis this after
n noon while thie football warriors itf
the Oregoni agricultural college and
Stanfordl university iare icattling for
d The unlltltil interest is due to tile
fact tho 1'alo Alto Ioys have been
p laying till irugby game for years,
and this is Staifolrd's first partici
p iation in Ihe Pacific coast collegiate
RAILOUAO TiME IABLE
Trains arrive and -.epart from
Butte as follows:
Oregon Short Line.
Arrive. 5:05 a. m. and 5:25 p. m.
Leave, 7:15 a. m. and 6:00 p. nm
East bound trains depart: Local
7:00 a. in.; stub, 10:45 a. m.; No. 2,
8:50 D. m.; No. 42. 10:20 p. nn.
West bound trains depart: No.
41. 6:25 a. iii.; stub, 7:35 a. in.; No.
1, 9:05 p. ii.; Missoula stub, 6:30
Local from east arrives 9:15 a. m
and 8:05 p. m. Stub from west ar
rives 1: p,. im. and 8:05 p. um. All
other trains arrive 10 minutes prior
Leaves S:00 a. m. and 2:45 p. m.
Arrives :;: :10 p. in. and 9:30 p. in.
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul.
East bound leaves 10:45 a. m. and
10:25 p. un.
West bui:ld leaves 11:51 a. m.
and 10:1, p m..
All trains arrive 10 minutes prior
Butte, Anaconda and Pacific.
Leaves 9:30 a. m., 1:00 p. m., 5:00
p. m. and 10:15 p. m.
Arrives 8:40 a. m., 12:20 p. m..
4:30 p. m. and 7:45 p. m.
0. B U.
Unions Levelling Up Condi
tions on Emerald Isle-
Industrial Council a Lead
Dublin. --A\nyone wvii rea.ds the
ilspiri ng lreporit of iI (ei-il s just coil
'pleted I," t1he hrisht Tr ii iport Work
; lin cannolllllt fail it observe that
thi:; p)owerfnl federation of workers. i
,,hile iechnicially a uniii n0 merely of
laborers in te tran',port bulsiness.
is virllully heicontinilt I!e One Big
Ilnioll of hrelhtnd.
The cenuI;s reveal, te fIact that
I he unioln IhaIs alreadyl sliurpassed tihe
1!() li11(i-i ie itib'er markil, aitnd that it
Plubraces: not olly Ohw 17,19S tril
tporl and fuel worlik'rs, hill also 2S,
Il1 01111 lanld ioel ill lthe induls
'icrs, 5.91 Wi Ollirs eligage.l ill oito
Wy11' or another in tlie iiioduction o'
oo0l. ;in'1 :, ,7 3 lI (lls lllne lls wOr)k
:'rs, the itler including clerks ::chool
. ltoucher':. shop assistants. civil serv
anlts, thlalter emploll .e:, etc.
I'rodt ucer'; ,Oin I' li(1n.
111 fact, the I nu ber of laborers
ellgged ill tihe pol'dulllion of food
which lhave joined lthe transportI
wOlrk r. is filla ill excesS Of Hily iii ll
'!i:ss of workers', llllllllltll 'l'ill g eve('IIn
Sit' trll. 0l ort Vorlolrs thellS l[V S by
t ratio of Iitre t o t11ie. Tlthese foiod
llborl'els inlude ugl' j'lltullltl wol\ll -
Is. gaill'dtiuers -. .elsilell. dairy i
lworkelrs. h lerders,. ;i'rover'. raconl fie'
ir (li' ployes, li!tclhlrs. j Mllll li !
1's, giceirIs. IHaukes, hoitel wolrk rs,
bl'etorvt' \oIrtk 'is., ietc., etc.
Aln11og lte industries tt l'tt est'eill id
in ti tis ireahh 11110it i l' i le builditng
t ratldes ( ,259 IllelilbI s ), l tiller mills
(2,50A) ), irlo watu',1s and foundries
(1.112 I, Illllllll' \VOl'kl'r S (1,0:! )1.
( 1.77: i . iesides mallV whose total
idolln Illls short of the 1.0l 1 lan rk.
dlWlli( i i i u iiity 11 i W 11(1 1.)] 111 1111.[¢ -
tile \V 'oreirs, ibotthe rll e"lio's, fil elll(ll's,
p)l'illterS. gias workers, tcarplt. l1l:
ers, glove I kll erl' s, Met'.
Coni tienttillK 111o (11i t 0 I l .suis re
poillI ithe "Voice of Labor" siays:
"\ ital'ked t e denc ti s i e i ;
to carry on the defense of the Bulletin staff in the courts. Two
members cf the staff have been fined a total of $9,500, on
charges of sedition, charges which were the direct result of
the effort of the corrupt political machine in Montana to put
a free press out of business. The cases have been appealed
to the State Supreme Court. It requires money to fight
these cases through the various courts; it takes money for
traveling expenses, etc., for transcripts of evidence and ste
nographers' hire. None of the money goes to pay lawyers'
fees, the lawyers engaged in the cases not only having donat
ed their services, but actually paying their own expenses.
The fines imposed and the expenses of fighting the cases
through the courts, are the result of the Bulletin Staff keep
ing the Bulletin alive, despite the order issued by the copper
interests-and if you believe the Bulletin has been of ser
vice to the cause of labor and the honest element generally,
you should help defray the expenses incident to the fight for
a FREE PRESS by contributing according to your means.
The need for funds is imperative and you should not delay
sending in your contributions.
Names of donors to the Free Press Defense Fund will not be pub
lished unless by special request, for obvious reasons, but receipts
will be given or forwarded by mail.
101 8. IDAHO BUTTE, MONT.
tablislnuueu of industrial councils.
r'or exaNiil.. each creamery inl the
south of reand is represntecd oni
the (C1';i v VWorkers' coluncil,
which cn, ,:I the labor in the co
operlativ, ,.ileries in Ilhe counties t
'f ,till,, . Cork and Tieiacy.
IRoad iii.' i. the most noumerous ii
'lass of . .i. employed by coi.nt. yi
council., I. acting similarly. A is
iiadienii i uil for tlihe cruiity of 1ol
.i inericii i 'it up the othlier week.
I 'it coisi, I osco lninoii ha! les elln
:liovilg ll In samiiine direction. i
"Joiint ,lioni in fior1 ulating
claims is ,uir,'asingly adopted. Thel i'
glou' aind .,.t milling trade hl o
he!n oare,,. :, ,I nationally by thel
lnion. (). o tile smanll nuib!i erti"
lmplll oyed . i the lesser mills sclt
t.el'd over! ,i Ireland. delegate co(il
florences nic i impossiblell but tlihrougnl
thl union .iu 1.lhiinery the actual iposi-i
tion of thi u ollkeisr wias ascertlineld.
demandls n':iulated nationlly, di':- a
"'o, ed 10l.aiv, anid finally agr ied toiy
after conferencec s with the employers. v
"No iiitiltir how few practitioners
of a trade. oi hiw much scatterei cl up
aclid downl the countlry. the union pro
vilde's the Iia 1ls of linking themi to-1
gether, and leveling up conditions. }
"No longer i; it liecessally for a
ll;l!l 1 sullliil o sweati g aid lop
ipressi Hni simpllliy because lie xworks ill
I small toVn. remote fromi his fel- i
low\ IeraftlF e ill the towns..
"(Of old. tllh' Iown-workerlc waxs al
ways thrl.atelned by thlie competition
lof h111 unorlganiized worklers of tihe
country, xwiho. under pres'u're of
wanti, caell flooding into 1the towns.
w\illing to work ati ally price. und to
end'iure the iiost fearful coiilitions in
w'o'lkshol or homlll if they coild butil
'lIThe' situationl is changed now,
fhlumks to the 1. T. and W . W'. I'.''
(i() 'It) ('Ii'lt ('I SI NI)AY.
(Special ot The IBlletin.)
Salem. OI'.. Oct. '2.-- Tomorrow
wcill iho "( -Io- .-lSunliday-school iday" in
)Oregon. The Iiovemen'it to get ;iadults
as well it', chih'ldren into lhe Sulnday
c'holols tlmiorrow was fiurt'lher'ed by
la lro'i)l:ation which i'was issued hby
- SAY YOUIJ SAW IT IN IhUIIETIN
0 -- 0
Dad Knows Everything I
Son-What is the difference be
tween wages and dividends?
Dad--None, only that wages aro
that portion of your production that
you receive and dividends are the
portion which you are cheated out
Son-Is there any connection bo
I w\ven profits and war?
Dad-No, not any more than
there is lvetween two distinct quarts
of molasses poured into the same
Son---If Je.su Christ should re
turn among us, wchat position would
he be apt to occupy?
Dad---He would likely be gener
itl chairman of tl-at portion of the
carpenters' union that is affiliated
with the I. . W. W. organization.
Son---If the packing trust ownted
all of the cattle in the world, would
the price of beef go up?
Dad--Certainly not; who in the
name of sant hill do you think could
buy it if it went any higher?
Son--If a father should say to
his son. "observe the ten command
iments and live clean and you will
be successful". ,lo you suppose the
son would become a millionaire?
Dad--Hle mighlt have a fair chance
ift he failed to take the advice.
Son---- I people could hibernate as
the hear does, do you think any of
the working peo!ple would take ad
vantage of the privilege this coming
Di)d- -I hardly think so, as all of
iitha woutl have hibernated last
wintel and nevtor have taken any
inuore clhances by returning.
lon- If a mitan should say to ime
t' hat he was hewing :321 ties in eight
Shours every day and getting $1..10
Sfor each tie, should I consider that
i he was makling big money?
1 D1ad-- Most assuredly not. take
miy advice aInd consider him nothing
Ibut a liar.
'Son Wh'at did mnother nlmean last
n ight, wheni she said she would Iang
the frying pant on your bean?
Dad-- You'll know tnmore about.
that in years to come. Run to bedl
now before I have to take down the
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