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er.We do not know what are the^COHdMot in Milwaukee, but one^thing is sure: if it is a MNMri of^leaders, then it is not w hat it should^lie. Comrade Walsli very truly re^marks leaders arc a feature of capi^^talist politics, ami have no place in^Socialism. The convention in Chi^^cago was not made up of leatlers;^many men were sent because they^were able to pay their OWN fare and^ci t .usiastic enough to do so. The^rank and file knew that whatever^action was taken would ge 10 ^ IOJ-^ereiitliiin, and there was no dancer^of leatlers springing up. American^I abt r I'nion Journal.
Heinze'sselling out at this time^is hard on many of his cheap lieu^tenants.
Socialismappears to be a verv^prominent topic of discnisina^around the State Capitol building.
Itappears that the Van for Mon^^tana will be a go. It will do a great^amount of food anions the farmer*.
Ifyou know all about Socialism^you will like to read it: if you don't^understand it then you diould read^it.
Theway for union men to win is
toelect ^he Socialist ticket thereby^capturing the BO wen ^^! govern^^ment.
Thearmy is being used to disrupt^unionism in Colorado; iust watch^the capitalists' moves after election^this fall.
Thenewspapers of lleiena did ex^ceedingly well by the State Social^^ist convention. Their reports were^not of the usual abusiw kind.
Itis a ten to one bet that the^resolutions on trade unions adopted^at Chicago will meet defeat from^the referendum in the western States.
Youshould read the Montana^Socialist platform, Practically the^same as the state of Washington,^only the single tax land proposition^is eliminated.
Thehead politicians all admit^that Ilein/e is out of the fight, ami^that if his part of the program is^carried on, it is for the purpose of
The^Van^ proposition in the^state of Montana will be a real lact^in a few weeks. it's mission will^be to carry the gospel of Socialism^to the farmers in the thicklv settled^part of the State.
LynchReturns to Lewistown.
Aftera very successful trip of^Comrade llenry l.\nch. over part^i of the state in the interest of the^j MoOtnM News, ka has returned to^| l.ewistown to clean up the business^^^f this vicinity, that in the near fu^^ture none but paid subscribers will^be on the subscription books. After^he has completed this work, which^will probably take a few weeks, he^will then renew his work in other^parts of the state, making everv^place of importance in the interest^of the News and the cause of So^^cialism.
Manysubscribers have been plac^^ed on the list on time in this immed^^iate vicinity, and now that the list^is growing to such a size that the^^time^ business must be discontin^^ued, it becomes necessary that col^^lections be made here, and then all^names will appear on the books as^paid subscribers. This is absolute^^ly necessary tinder the present sys^^tem, and all whose names are in the^arrears on July i, 1904 will be^tlropped from the books. Further^this system then assures, those who^receive the paper that the same has^been paid for, and that no bill will^follow later on.
IMiring Comrade I.vnch's trip^over a very s nail part of the state,^and of a duration of only about 40^days, ami al .0 considering the finan^^cially poor condition Of the people,^he has sold several hundred sub^^scription cards besides leaving sev^eral hundred more with Comrades^who have volunteered to help push^the work. This work continued will^mean the establishment of a paper^in the state that will carry the truth^to the reader-, and send consterna^^tion ami fear into the camps of the^capitalists anil their old party tools.
let us be up and at them; the^campaign is now on; every effort^from now until the time of the clos^^ing of the polls next November^means much for Socialism.
Pntyour shoulder to the wheel of^educational work
Madyou attended the Socialist^convention at Helena la-t week roo^would have readily realized that the^body was Composed oi revolution^^ary Socialists, ami not of the senti^^mental opportunist kind that was so^numerous in our National conven^^tion.
Superintendentof Public Instruc^tion Welch was rather dissapointed^that the Socialist convention did^not leave that particular office on^their ticket ^open.^ but although^Mr. Welch may be a good union^man, he has one more step to take-^in the class struggle if he desires to^be right. 1'nioiiisni can never win^the battle that will l'ivc to labor the^full product of his toil. The profit^system must be wiped out, and the^time is near at hand when advocates^of the above ideas will be swept^into the Socialist ranks with a full^understanding that there is only one^line to draw and that von must be^either on one side or the other.
TheMontana News lands a bull's^eye shot when it takes the Social^Democratic Herald to task for the^suggestion that the ^leatlers^ of the^Socialist movement get together and^decide on rules to govern the nevt^convention. There are no leaders in^the Bocialist movement -in Mon^tana at least and the surest road to^grief is to attempt to become a lead
TheSocialist State Convention
Tosay the least, the Socialist^State Convention, held in Helena^last week was a harmonious, inter^esting and important meeting, com^^posed of }6 revolutionary Socialists^who thoroughly understand the^economic condition of the country,^and reali/e the class struggle in its^minutest details from actual exper^^ience.
Anexcellent platform wac adopt^^ed, and a full ticket nominated and^the first shot of the coining cam^^paign fired. It is now up to the^laboring class to study the Socialist^cause and align themselves with the^party that stands for their interests.^It matters not whether the laborer^be a miner, a mechanic, a common^day laborer, a farmer or the pro^^fessional artisan; if he wins his live^^lihood by brain or brawn, he be^^longs with the party that stands for^the proletarian class; the only party^that has ever stood, or does stand^for the giving to labor the full pro^dud of his toil.
Thewage worker who works for^daily pay is no more a wage slave^than the farmer who toils 14 hours^per day to raise the food products^of life and sells them on the market^of coinpetion. The farmer raises^his product and sells it on the mar^^ket for what he can get. At the end^of the year both can sit down to^^gether and figure their profits left,^and they will find that they have^been left with the other fellow^the^capitalist.
TheSocialist ticket is the nnjf^ticket that will be in the field this^fail representing absolutely the work^^ers interest. Ami later on the.Mon-
1ma News will publish a picture of^the Candida tea with a short biograph^^ic al sketch of each, that our readers^may know that they are represented
bythe working class, not only in a
platform,but also with nominees.^Laborers nwnhcl The capitalists
areunited. Why should you not^unite and elect the people of your^own class^ The capitalists will nev^^er be so foolish as you have been.^They will never elect your class to^office; ami if you continue to elect^them to ottice, as you have done in^the past, they will continue to enact^class legislation, purely in their own^interest.
Fannersanil laborers arouse your^^selves anil vote for your own inter^^ests'
Thestatement made by Marcus^llanna, prior to his death, in sub^^stance, that the capitalists will find^in the celebrities of the Catholic^church, an effective ally, in suppress^^ing any demands made by labor,^seems to have been well taken. The^actionsof bishops Mat/, Kress and^Ireland, and other lesser lights of^that church apparently indicate that
I[anna srni correct.
IItaly Jim Hill donated one and^a half million dollars to Biabop Ire^^land for the erection of a Catholic^Cathedral in Chicago. In the natu^^ral order of things there will follow^a reduction in wages of Hill's em^^ployees. We are merely judging the^future by the past. I luring the month^of February 1X04, Hill (or rather^the exploited through Hill) donated^to Arch bishop Ireland two hundred^thousand dollars for the purpose of^building a cathedral in St. Paul. One^month later a sweeping reduction in^wages of 10 per cent was made, ef^^fecting all of the employees of the^Creat Northern system. To many,^this meant less than necessary living^expenses, as the dreat Northern was^then paying at least 25 per cent less^than any other parallel line. The^tm tion men of Montana previous to^the cut were receiving $1.25 per day.
Theemployees of the Creat Nor^^thern were thoroughly Organised un^^der the American Railway Union,^I'.tigene V. Debs, at the heatl of the^organization. After repeated fail^ures to meet Hill, a general strike^was called to go into effect at noon,^April 13th, 1894. The memorable^Creat Northern strike lasted 19days,^and resulted in the unconditional^surrender of Hill. It was during this^strike that Arch-bishop Ireland ten^^dered his services in behalf of Hill.^On April 2^Xth, Ireland wired the^president of the American Railway^Union at Seattle, imploring him to^use his influence with the men, to^have them return to work, pending^arbitration. The coast men at this^time were showing signs of compro^^mising, while the Montana men anil^the eastern divisions of Hill's lines,^remained steatlfast to the original^demands, refusing to yield an inch.^Mr. Debs delegated James Hogan^of Utah, a member of the board of^tlirectors of the American Railwav^I'nion, to assume charge of the^strike in Montana, with heatlouart-^ers at lleiena. At this time the wave^of A. 1'. Aism was in its heydey^throughout the United States.
Immediatelyafter Ireland'sunsuc^cessful conference by wire with the^Seattle union men, the Associated^I'ress quoted Ireland as ^under^standing that Hogan of Montana^was a member of the A. 1\ As.^^The game failed to work, as Hogan^immediately caused to be printed in^the St. I'aul press the information^that he was a Roman Catholic of^Irish parentage, at the same time^writing Ireland a very sharp letter,^telling him to mind his own bnsmc-^as the strikers were well able to take^t areof theirendof theaffair, without^clerical advice, which afterward^proved correct, as the strike ended^in a complete victory for the rail^^road men.
Thecitizens alliance followers of^l.ewistown who believe in the law^and ortler, such as licensing prosti^^tutes, tin horns, etc., in direct vio^^lation of the Montana State law,^should take a second look at the^affiliated ortler of Colorado, where^duly elected officers of the law are^deposetl from their offic ial positions^by the means of a rope and I tele^^phone pole^ That's rich law and^ortler, eh
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Cuessthat declaration of the^Western Federation of Miners for^Socialism again at their late con^^vention tlidn't take the wind out of^Gompers-Mitchell's sails. It was^really more than could be expected^from them after the National Socialist^convention passed the trades union^resolution they did. Hut many of the^members of the noted western orga^^nization knew that the resolutions^atlopted at Chicago were written by^Max. S. Haves who is a third vice^president of the affiliated order of^Mitchell ancl Cotnpers, which op^^poses Socialism, and that he was the
Irtanthat moved an amendment to^a motion of Victor L. Hcrger to^raise the salary of Compers to $4,-
J000, per year, the amendment mak^ing it #3,000.
TheAmerican l abor Union Jour^nal will not be printed again until^July 1. If headquarters are estab-
'lished in Chicago by that time and
;suitable printing arrangements can^be made, the weekly issue will be^resumed. More than enough money^has been paid for printing bills since^the Journal was established to pay^for a splendid printing equipment,^and if the weekly issue cannot be^conveniently and economically re^^sumed July 1. the membership will^be asked to approve by referendum^the plan of printing monthly until^the American Labor Union can buy^and operate its own printing outfit.
Thesoap and candle factory of^Charles T. l'erry ft Co., Helena, has^been unionized from top to bottom.^A reduction of working hours and^a substantial increase in wages has^been secured for the employes.^Every box of soap or candles manu^^factured by l'erry fe Co., now bears^the retl label of the American Labor^Union, and arrangements are being^made to have the label printed on^the wrappers in the near future. In^the meantime it is the duty of every^union family in Montana and sur^^rounding states to insist on getting^this union made soap from grocers.
VictorL. Betger calling the west^^ern Socialists ex-populists, impossi-^bilists, etc., comes with poor grace^when his own skirts are not clean;^he might explain why he desired to^raise Compers salary to #4,000 as^president of an organization that is^opposed to Socialism. This thing^of dubbing comrades with scurilous^epithets because a difference of^opinion exists is to be deplored.^His throwing of these pet names re^^minds one of the boy who whistled^while passing the graveyard.
Therewas none of the sentimen^^tal spirit in the Montana State con^^vention that existed in the National^convention recently in Chicago.^The comrades in the west are surely^not looking for office or winning, as^much as being right. This in a^commendable thing to know.
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