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HELENA,MONTANA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 1904.
Afterthe New^Peeper Press!
ThisCertificate of Stock is issued to
forthe sum of fio.oo, nonassessable and non-interest bearing for the^purpose of securing a Paper Press to be installed in the Montana News^office, and to be the property of the stock holders until such time as all^stock has been canceled by rash payment, l'rovided, that no share of^stock shall be transferable, and shall be numbered consecutively as sold,^and paid in the same manner, and that not more than one hundred and^fifty shares shall be sold for the said purpose of paying for, and installing^a Power Paper Press complete. This share shall be considered a lien for^the sum of * 10.00 upon the said press until the same is canceled by pay^^ment in cash.
Inour last issue, we announced to our readers the addition of^the cartoon feature, and in brief, the necessity of a paper press, and^also stated that we would explain our plan in our next issue of how^to get the press.
Andthis is the way it is to be done: We have already printed^one hundred and fifty shares of stock at $10.00 each, a fac simile of^which is given above. You will notice that by the reading of this^certificate or share of stock, you are only investing ten dollars for a^time; in other words you are loaning ten dollars to the help of the^cause for a time without interest. The interest on ten dollars is all^that you can lose. This is nothing compared to the good work that^it will do.
Nowwhat we must do is sell the one hundred and fifty shares at^once at $10.00 each ; this will raise $1,500.00, which will put in a good^press, and mind you will put us in a position to begin paying off these^shares as MKM as installed. In fact the money that is now being paid^out monthly for the printing of the News at another office can be^paid on the shares.
Thisplan is so simple that none of the comrades can fail to under^^stand it, and they will see by reading the certificate of share that^they will have a lien on the press for their amount until such time as^the same is cancelled by cash payment made by the Montana News.
Now,comrades, let us get a move on us and put in this press,^and as soon as installed it will be a pleasure for the management to^announce every month of paying off a share or so of the press stock :^cut out the slip in this paper and return to this office with $10.00 and^you will be issued a certificate of share in the effort to secure a press^for the Montana News. Several have already pledged themselves^to the effort, and we believe from the encouraging words coming in^that the money can be raised in a short time.
Thecampaign is on, comrades, and if you desire to have a good^paper in this state during our fight it is your duty to assist this much^in helping to build it up. No two or three comrades can afford to^sacrifice their time and all they have forever, unless the efforts of^the membership of the party shows by acts that their efforts are^of some value to the movement.
Arouse!You comrades who have come to the front at the right^time, please come again! Stand with this movement and effort to^place a paper press in the office of the News!
Giveus your help in this matter for a short time, and we will^not only pay back every cent to the comrades, but with their assist^^ance, we will do a mighty work in the class struggle.
Sendin for a share! Don't wait!
ComradeSpears Asks for Fair Play
DearSir and Comrade : I desire space in your columns to show^the comrades the manner in which I have been treated by the national^office and those who evidently control party affairs since its removal^to Chicago. I presume my name will not be unfamiliar to many^of the delegates to the national convention, as I became acquainted^with many at the convention, being on the entertainment committee,^acting as sergeant at arms, and holding agitation meetings in front^of the hotel in the evenings near where the delegates stopped, and I^leave it to them if they considered me a traitor to the Socialist party.^True, I have views of my own, as some will remember I took opposi^^tion to the trade union resolution in opposition to some of my old^New York state comrades, because I did not like what seemed to me^an indirect slap at the A. L. U. by the A. F, of L. members, both of^which organizations 1 belong to; and besides my views on tactics are^not of the ^opportunist^ character, yet these should not mean that I^should be made the victim of those here in Chicago who disagree^with me.
Atthe convention a platform was adopted which is being se^^verely criticised, and the Cook county (Chicago) central committee,^of which I have not been a member for six months, and had conse^^quently nothing to do with, started a move to have a new platform^submitted to a mass meeting of the membership and if accepted to be^sent through the usual channel to get a general referendum vote of^the entire party membership. I might say here that the draft sub^^mitted has since been adopted by Montana, Oregon, and I think^Idaho, besides several county districts as state ami county platforms,^so it could not have been so very treasonable an act after all. A de^^termined effort was made by those opposed to the move and who^seemed to think it ^lese majestic^ to even criticise the new national^platform. These in Chicago took snap vote in their ward branches^^uid had delegates, who had been doing the party work for years,^lemoved, and in their places sent such men .is Seymour Stedman.^Thos. J. Morgan and Harney Hctlvn. national committeeman of Illi^^nois. These men at the next meeting of the Cook county central^committee, by means of a small attendance, got possession of the^meeting and in spite of I fixed adjourning rule of six o'clock went on^and chopped off the heads of all the officials of the party in the coun^^ty who did not think as they did. though some had salaries coming^to them and others had borrowed money owing. They took posses^^sion of the Chicago Socialist and have since conducted things in a
ATRAIN WHICH THE ENEMIES OF PUBLIC WELFARE CAN NOT STOP.
HutchinsonVotes with Corey on^Mar/owe s $144,000 Tax Reduction
Somethings look oueer. though^very familiar in the doings about^town of some of these persons^who are loaded with an assort^^ment of ^vested rights.
Wemust admit for the sake of^argument that Marlowe is a very^great man. He has demonstrated^this to his own satisfaction at^least and, not having the pleasure^of his acquaintance, it is necessary^to accept his estimate.
However,the seeming influence^Mr. Marlowe exercises over the^machinery of state would tend to^convince most anyone that his es^^timate is not stretched very far.
Inany event Mr. Marlowe^seems to have arranged matters^with a view to smoothness and^^lispatch.
Therewas no friction. The^cogs fit as if fluted by a master^hand.
Thenew commissioner's bond^was furnished by Mr. Marlowe.
Mr.Marlowe's private secretary^signed the oath of office as a wit^^ness.
Theoath of office was adminis^^tered in the office of H. G. Mcln-^tyre, Mr. Marlowe's eminent at^^torney.
Then.too. Mr. Marlowe seems^to have had no fear as to the out^^come of his efforts before the^hoard of county commissioners.^\nd why
TheMontana News is informed^that Mr. Hutchinson voted with^\lr. Corey for that enormous re^^duction of $144,000. And that^t omniissioner W'egner was op^^posed to any reduction.
Itis not the desire of this pa^^per to Inquire too closely into any^private reasons Messrs. Corey and^Hutchinson may have had for^their vote in favor of presenting
Mr.Marlowe with such a mag^^nificent present as a $144,000 re^^duction of assessment, but the^News (being new in the field and^unfamiliar with the methods in^vogue hereabout) desires the aid^of ttiese gentlemen in its efforts^to size up the situation and will^gladly grant to any or all of them^the use of its columns to the end^that they may set forth their pub^^lic reasons for their acts.
Theabove offer is intended for^Mr. Marlowe as well as for^Meters, Corey and Hutchinson.
Mr.Marlowe occupies a public^office more conspicuous than that^of county commissioner, for he is^manager of more public agencies^of taxation than arc the entire^city and county governments com^^bined. Therefore it is entirely^proper that Mr. Marlowe give in^these column! his reasons for at^^tempting to avoid dividing with
thepublic treasury the swag he^collected as taxes for the use of^those public functions.
Andit is quite proper for the^Messrs. Corey and Hutchinson to^reproduce the note which proved^to be the basis of so much deli^^cious harmony.
Suchmasters of harmony, of^equalization should be heard by^the multitude. Such would be^most soothing to the nerves of^quite a bunch of taxpayers.
Initialization,in this notable in^^stance, seems to have meant that^Marlowe's taxes should not ex^^ceed in total the tax of any small^householder.
Now.gentlemen, a large num^^ber of small but alert taxpayers^would like greatly to hear from^you. You, too, Mr. Marlowe.^You arc the manipulator of many^destinies, but you are still respon^^sible to public opinion.
high-handedmanner, more like Tammany Hall or pot-house poli^^ticians than as Socialists. I was not in the city when the squabble^culminated, being out about 20 miles trying to organize a local in ^^small town, my expenses for same being yet unpaid. I had nothing^whatever to do with the affair. (H course nearly everybody divided^on sides in the matter ami becoming as termed a Socialist and ^Mor-^ganite.^ Jas. S. Smith, the state secretary, mixed up in the affair^by refusing to sell party due stamps to the regularly elected county^secretary. The state executive committee, of which I am a member,^met and ordered Smith to sell the stamps until such time as the^matter was settled, but he defied them, and the state executive com-^mitte by power vested in them by the constitution removed Smith^irom office and elected me state secretary (pro tern) till the full state^committee could meet and decide the matter. The national secretary,^when the credentials were presented refused to recognize them and^as much as told me I was not to come in person to the national office^because he had a letter from J. S. Smith, the deposed state secretary,^not to recognize me, though my credentials were signed by the chair^^man and secretary of the duly elected members of the state com^mittee of Illinois in session at a meeting at which a full quorum was^present, and due notice had been sent to all members, some of whom^J. S. Smith induced to remain away. The matter was taken before^the national quorum, at which four were present, three only acting.^Berryn, being an interested party, being let out The three members^Of the quorum decided against our state committee, who appeared and^tated its case, and J. S. Smith practically made no defense at all. On^behalf of the state committee 1 demanded an appeal and was granted^same. Repeatedly I tried over the telephone and by mail to find out^from th national secretary how he wanted the appeal prepared and^if I would be allowed to see the proof sheets before being sent out 10^the members of the national committee. He wanted me to write out^my appeal and submit it and then hr would have J. S. Smith do like^^wise, and he asked me to wait till he was ready to send out the min^^utes. I did so, but got no word. I asked for a list of the national
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ASocialist Street meeting!
IdaCrouch-Hazlett. the Socialist orator of Colorado, spoke last^Wednesday night on the streets in Helena to a very large and ex^^tremely attentive crowd.
Fromthe time that she mounted the soap box, after being intro^^duced by J. H. Walsh of the Montana News, the interested crowd^began to gather around, until the foot of Broadway, where she was^speaking, was packed.
Mrs.Hazlett is a forceful speaker, a classically educated woman^of effeminitc appearance, but commanding expression of language,^which loans her the gifted power of holding her audience for nearly^two hours upon the almost universal economic question of Socialism.
Shedescribed the workingnian's condition ; and the small busi^^ness man, and showed him conclusively by quoting instances and data^that he is gradually going out of the ranks of the business class by^the gradual economic development and trustification system that is^now taking place in this country.
Afterfinishing her address on the street a great amount of liter^^ature was distributed, for which the crowd seemed to be thirsting;^the Socialists met at headquarters and a number uf discussions were^listened to. All favored the waking up process and urged that every^Socialist appoint himself a committee of one to get in and hustle from^now on.
Mrs.Hazlett will return to this city and speak on the street on^Sunday evening, the 21st. after which she will go to Hamilton to^attend the state meeting of the Federation of l abor. From there she^will go to Missoula, and thence to the Kalispcll country, returning^through Helena on her way to the eastern part of the state, including^Fergus county. .
Ifshe is not called out of the state before the election sufficient^dates can be secured to keep her on the platform until the Sth d.iv^of November.