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As an interesting sidelight on the
labor troubles ifr- Butte, Mont, that
seem to have again reached the boil
in point, we quote the following As
sociated Press dispatch of Aug. 31:
"Up to today the majority of the
miners did not credit the reports that
the militia was being mobilized, as
the local newspapers withheld the
news on the request of business men
who feared that its publication would
excite the miners."
Get that? The business men were
afraid that the miners would get "ex
cited" if they knew that the militia
were coming, and so in some dark
and devious way went about silencing
the "free" press of the town, i. e.,
the kept editors of the local organs
of the mine owners.
Knowing something of what they
might expect at the hands of their
state's amateur soldiers, no doubt the
miners would have been just a little
bit "het up." At any rate, they no
sooner found it out than they went
to work making preparations for
what may very possibly turn out to
be a repetition of the recent Ludlow
horror, which is only an example of
a long string of official murders that
have been pulled off in various states
of this, our country, at the behest
of employers who might very well
choke over the words "Law and or
der" so often of late upon the lips
of their hired gunmen. Wise miners!
When the militia appears it is high
time for an honest man to look our
for himself and his family!
Further on it is shown that a com
mittee of miners went to the sheriff
and the county attorney and request
ed protection for themselves and
their fellows whose rights it is un
questionably said county attorney's
duty to protect, and lo! protection
was refused them. Later they went
o the mayor of Butte and were turn
ed down again. It seems that this
committee wanted to go to one of
the mines to talk with the men work
ing there, which, of course, would
never, never do in a town and coun
ty that is owned body and soul by
bloodsucking corporations who have
their own selfish interests to forward
and evidently don't give a continental
for the constitution or the law or
anything else that doesn't pay divi
dends. Verily we have in Butte a pretty
picture of a free press and a demo
cratic government of ihe people, for
the people and by the people, in
action, have we not?
Answer: Yes, we have not.
"Bay have you heard about.the siege
That raged around the walls of
"I've heard of it, but you'll oblige
Me if you will pronounce it Liege."
"Oh, pardon me, but as in Fiji,
The I is crossed, so call it Liege."
"I've heard the name used on the
And there they simply call it Liege."
"The Gallic style should have the
So why not split it into Liege ? " t
"Don't be so prejudiced, I beg;
The Germans call it plain Liege."
"Well, if you're trying to be cagey,
Why not pronounce it all Liege?"
"You boobs will drive me crazy.
Go bringing up a name like Liege V
New York Tribune.
HORRORS OF WAR
The army worms, the farmer says,
Are eating all the greens.
It's fierce the way the army wormB
Attack the navy beans.
N. Y. MaiL