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EugeneV. Debs Ben Hanford
SocialistNational and State Ticket
FugeneV. Debs of Indiana.
HenHanford of New York
W.N. Holden, of Silver How.^J. F. Mabie, of Park.^Joseph Hoar, of Silver How.
ForCiovernor^^MalcombC. OWIally, Silver Bow.
JohnW. Frinke, of Deer Lodge.
J.H. Walsh, of Fergus.
ForChief Justice of Supreme Court^^C. M. Parr, of Silver How.
ForClerk of Supreme Court^^John Peters, of Carbon.
ForSecretary of State^^Henry I.ynch, of Fergus.
ForState Treasurer^^Krik Olson, of Cascade.
W.C. Phelps, of Lewis ft Clarke.
E.O. Jackson, of Silver Bow.
ForState Superintendent of Public^Instruction^^Mrs. R. Anna (ierman, of Silver^Bow.
J.H. W alsh. editor of The Montana News, and Socialist nominee^for congress, will speak at W inMnn Saturday night, August 27.
Socialismappears to be growing at a uomlcrt'illy rapid rate in^Montana. Some of the enthuiasts are putting Deb's VOtC at 20.000.
Lookout for the union labor political fakir in the union who i-^pointing (Kit a ^good man^ in the capitalist parties a- a representative^of the working class. Hoch der Aurbeiter!
Comrades,are you selling any of the ^sub^ cards left with y^u^to dispose of^ W e must have your help. You must make an effort^to sell all the cards you have and remit the cash as soon as possible.
Theunion labor fakir who is in the unions to turn the vote of^the wage slav e to the capitalist class, for political aggrandizement, or^the cold coin, is the most degrading character that ever. His davs^are short.
JudgeHell of \\ ashington has rendered a decision in the su^^perior court of King county, in the case of S. N'ormile vs. Hoard of^Public Works of Seattle, that the eight-hour law is unconstitutional.^Why, certainly. IK- is class conscious.
Inhis Labor day proclamation Governor Toole says in part:^^Now. therefore. I. J. K. Toole, governor of the state of Montana, do^hereby request and urge the appropriate observance of the day by ill^the people of this state.^ And the Socialist party would ^request and^^rgt the appropriate observance^ of labors right at the ballot b ^\^on the Sth day of next November.
Thereis little significance to the fact that the Huston Pilot, the^leading Catholic journal of America, lias come out for Roosevelt.^Religious journals come cheap, and then it is not much of a change^in its past attitude, as it formerly supported the present graft system^from the the democratic side of the fence. J 11st changed position,^but still supports a system that perpetuates wage slavery.
We do not suspect the honesty of every man in public life nor^do we believe thai Mayor I'urcell is getting his water free of charge,^but it dens look like the water company is sailing along mighty^darned imooth like. Funny, isn't it^' l'.etween the board of coun'y^commissioners and the combination between Tom Carter's mayor and^the water company the Socialists should find a lot of ammunition^for fall sport.
Byall mint the Socialists of Jefferson county should not fail to^place l county ticket in the field. There are more Socialists in Jeffer^son county, comparatively speaking, than elsewhere in the state.^Some of the comrades there do not realize their real strength. The^fact that then is a local now formed at Boulder ought to supply^available timber in the county that are not dependent upon the min^^ing or railroad corporations.
IdaCrouch-Hazlett returned to Helena Sunday evening from^Cascade county ami lectured to a fine audience near Gans ^ Klein's^store on Broadway. There were possibly 1,000 men and a goodly^number of women present to listen to the truths of Socialism as they^rolled so eloquently from the lips of this gifted woman. Mrs. Hazlett^is equal to a squadron of Japanese warships^she riddles the hulks^of capitalism above ami below the water line and places them hors^de combat, (dine again, comrade.
Heinzehas sold to the Amalgamated ami time will prove this^statement to be true llein/.e is trying to ride on six horses at one^time, not because he likes the people or that he is fighting their arch^enemy, the Amalgamated, but because he has agreed to deliver the^assets. The Amalgamated cannot capture Montana itself, so it agrees^to pay I leinze a lump sum for the state with lleinze's lawsuits thrown^in. What a glorious lot of gulls these laboring people are if they are^taken in, corralled ami sold, like a lot of Hears, 1 nhance the prlcf^of Heinze's property.
OnThursday, August iSth, Superintendent of Public Instruction^Welch met Superintendent Kidney of the Heinze properties at Basin,^and State Executive Committeeman Lidgate at the depot in Ban:',^between passenger trains. Welch, who is known as a glass-hand^and rubber-arm politician, is an ardentf ^) member of the Working^men's union of I I elena. for the purpose of swinging the union vote tO^the camp of Capitalist Heinze. These three gentlemen are aligned^with the union fakirs^anti trust, populist, anti trust demo and anti^trust r^ publico, better understood as Heinze's managerial combina^lion of heelers and lackeys, lor a few minutes the platform was
coveredwith political swill, made as a bi-product from the hog by^Phil Armour, the Chicago pig-sticker. Yc gods! W hat a trinity to^look after the political interests of the wage slave! Kidney wants^his master to win out this fall; Welch the same, providing he is^^lated for superintendent of public instruction, and Litigate wants^a better job in the concentrator. The day is not far distant when^the union labor political fakir will be understood in his true light,^due t^^ the effect of Socialist educational work.
LESSONSTO BE LEARNED I ROM OUR ARTICLES.
Thepurpose of this paper in calling the attention of our readers^to the action of the county hoard of commissioners in reducing Mr.^Marlowe's assessment was not to attack those men personally, but^to call attention to the rotten economic system under which such^l!iings may be done ami are being done wherever a board of equal^^ization and private monopoly of public functions exist in the same^county or state. Xo one knows so well as does a Socialist that men^of the stamp under discussion are the prodttCt of Conditions which^surround them just as are children of the slums ami preachers of so-^called religion as well as shyster lawyers ami fake labor leaders are^products of that same rotten economic system. What we desire to^show is that nothing but corruption can be ItMikcd for in places where^private monopoly of public functions exist-, nor where any monopoly^of any necessity exists. Where a profit may be had or something be^^Otten for the asking, as is the case under discussion, it will he asked^for and, with one Influence or another, secured. The fault lies with^the system ami the people are responsible for the system. It is this^damnable system the Socialists propose to wipe out. The ownership^bv the people of all means of production and distribution, the destruc^^tion of the wage system and the substitution therefor of the eo-opera-^live commonwealth, where the laborer will receive the full product^of his toil, is what Socialism means. I'nder Socialism Marlowe, the^monopolist, could not exist ; Marlowe then would perform labor use^^ful to society anil receive the full product of his labor. Corey and^Hutchinson, as public officiate, would have no control over assess^ments. because property would not be assessed. Money, or rather^revenue for the government, will be raised by toll upon the products^of labor; anil everybody will labor or starve. Passes upon street rail^^ways will not be an inducement for the reduction of assessments, for^everyone will ride free on railways ^^f every description.
(hvners of office buildings never charge for the use of elevators.^IK) matter how high the buildings may be. whether two or thirty^rtorice Mr. Marlowe owns a six-story business block, yet he charges^nothing to ride on the elevator; why should not one, traveling hori^^zontally, ride free^ Mr. Marlowe now charges 10 cents fare on his^railways, but under Socialism you will ride when and where you^please free. The mov ement of population ami. as a result, production^of wealth will be facilitated.
SHOULDREMEMBER YOl'R HOME PAPER FIRST.
Comradesover the state who are exerting themselves selling^^subs^ for the Appeal might remember that there is a Socialist paper^in the state that needs their support first. W e must have your Sub^^scriptions before WC can make a paper worthy of the name. Some^of you push the sales of the Appeal because it is only 25 cents and^-s easier sold than The News at Si. However, you comrades must^remember that the scale of wages and other expenses in the state^of Montana will not permit the publication of a two-bit paper. There^is a great difference between the scale of Helena and Girard. In^Helena it i- S4 to S5.50 for eight hours, while in Girard vv t are told^that wage slaves on the Appeal receive as low as S3 per week. Now^it is up to you union men and laboring people in general to first sup^^port your own home paper that supports youff scale and fights your^battles. If you will throw yourselves into the cause and give us a^subscription list that we should have, we will again reduce the sub^^scription price. But as The News is not backed by capitalists wt^must have the Support of every one of you. Now. don't let us have^to keep using space to awake you to a sense of your duty. If you^^\aiit a paper M the state get in here ami help. The News can do^more in the state than the Appeal with your help: it can do nothing^without you. There are several hundred ^sub^ cards out now. in^the hands of comrades and we should be hearing from you every^day. Stick a pin in yourself and wake up. It is time to do some^thing. The campaign is on. Rush the sale of the cards ami send in^the money.
Underthe above caption the Helena Independent of August 23^charges the republicans with stealing Socialist principles and with^having placed ^ Socialist on its municipal ticket in Helena last spring,^this evidently referring to Mike Corbett. who was nominated OH the^rid wards ticket for police judge. The Independent greatly mis^^taken ; neither the republicans, nor do the democrats steal ^princi^^ples ;^ principles cannot be stolen; principles must be absorbed and^advocated ami believed in ami lived up to; then they are free to all^and need not be ^stolen.^ W hen words, which are used by the So^^cialists to express principles, are used as planks in republican ami^democratic platforms, larceny is not committed, nor do those parties^galfl anything. Nor was Mike Corbett a Socialist ; Socialists do not^accept nominations by parties that depend for their success upon^theft. Bryan stole the populist platform and swallowed the party,^and has had a bad case of indigestion ever since. The Independent^howled for populism then as it is now howling for Wall street. The^Independent ami Record are alike, they both represent all that is bad ;^they represent Wm. A. Clark, the man who debauched the state of^Montana to satisfy bis awful vanity; and the Record represents the^Amalgamated, which is preparing to crush the people of Montana,^as its owners, the Rockefellers, are doing to the people in Colorado.^The Record also represents that slippery scoundrel, T. ft. Carter,^whose vocation in this life is to deceive and rob the people of any old^state from Maine to the Philippines. It is the pot calling the kettle^had names.
ANEXCELLENT RESOLUTION WITH ONE EXCEPTION.
Itis with much pleasure that we notice the good work being^done by the splendid band of Socialists in Fergus county. Such en^^thusiasm is bound to spread to every corner of Montana and meet at^it: borders the conquering hosts coming from the north, the south,^'.he east and the west. In the county convention they evinced a per^^fect knowledge of the principles which underlie and permeate the^world-wide movement of Socialism, hut their type machine ^skipped^^or slipped a cog while transcribing the following resolution.
Beit resolved, That the candidates of the Socialist party pledge^themselves to turn in to the county central committee of the party^the salaries received for performing the duties of the office to which^they may be elected, with the understanding that they are to receive^for their services the union scale in the occupation which they usually^followed prior to election. The balance of said salaries to be used^by the party in educational propaganda.
Itbegin! with an exposition of Socialism and ends with I recog^^nition of class by grading the pav of officers according to the wages^respectively received by them prior to election. This is worthy of^Victor L. Berger and Max Hayes of the A. F. of L., who proposed^to raise Gompcrs' salary above that of other men who labor.
Theresolution, with this one exception, is above criticism and^we recommend that it be adopted by all future county conventions.
Thebest ft 18 suit of clothes that^money will buy. Seeing is believing;^take a look at our large aggregation^of Tailor Models, and you will be^convinced. They are the nicest pos^^sible; when seeing them you would^guess that they are all $25 garments^but we sell them for . . $18^^ ^ur other suits $30 down to... . $10
Pantsfor Wor kingmen
area special feature of our clothing^stock; we pay particular attention to^the Pant wants of Workingmen; we^select the Best and Strongest Ma^^terials Made. They are cut right^to fit and still give the necessary^room THEY ALL BEAR THE^UNION LABEL, which is a guaran^^tee of first class workmanship.^Men's |j pure wool Cassimere
Pants ^ $1.95
Potdress purposes $2.50 to ... $5^Try a pair of our. Railroad King^Overalls or Jumpers. You will find^them Union Made Garments. None^better for$1.00
TheK.FY is what is worrying them all. One with every dollar pur^^chase; the locky one will soon open the Cash Box.
CORNERMAIN AND ' I H
Thatwants a Snap in^Summer Suits V
Our$12.50, $13.50, $14,^and $15 Suits will be^closed out at $9,75
Callin and he convinced. You^can depend on
rsicmu1904 am t buiwgu uncm
WillYou Be My Partner
Mymagazine is now on a paying basis. That is, I am taking^in as much money as I am paying out, a condition that has not ex^^isted since I established Wilshire's Magazine. It took Jioo.ooo in^cold cash to put it there, but it's there.
Thecomrades who know me know I have no desire to make^money, but that I only wish to make Socialist Propaganda.
Whatis the best way to do this
Ihave given it a ^reat deal of thought and have decided that^the best way is to take into partnership with me 5,000 Socialists^who are as earnest as I am. With their active assistance I can do^many times more fhan I can now.
Hut,few Socialists have any money to invest! Very well, if^I can get the men I want I'll give them the stock free but on one^condition.
Ifyou want to know what the condition is, write me now and^I'll tell yon how you can get a $10 share of my stock, with voting^privilege, on which I will guarantee a 5 per cent annual dividend.^Don't delay, this offer is limited.
Wilshire'sMagazine, New York,
125EAST 23rd STREET
EugeneV. Debs Will Speak at Butte October 3!