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vuteFOR THE PARTY^OF VOl'R CLASS.
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HELENi. MONTANA, THURS AY, DECEMBER 21, hit
NoSafety Appliances for the^Train Clews - Murder of^* Employees
willcondition* lie when the winter^weather sets m' Brothers we have^them beaten, anil from all sections^the local official! IN not hIow to ad^^mit the fact. Rcpors arc to hand^from the Illnoli Central that several^of mm officials of both systems have^been called to Chicago, for what^purpose It U not known. but the fact^la be-In* admitted on all (idea that^Ihr |ir.wnl state of altairs can not^endure but ^ ahort time.
Odgen,Utah. Dec. 14^Without any^air brake* a west bound freight train^of 50 cara got beyond control and^crashed Into an eaat bound frlcght.^which was atanding at th. station of^('anile Hock.
NearCastle Itock the canyon^through which the railroad passes is^narrow and the debris of Mm wreck^lias completely blocked tin right of^way.
Fortydemolished freight cars are^piled up on the right of way and traf-^lie WWM delayed 24 hours.
onebrakeman and one fireman^M| killed,and a braki man and fire^^man Injur. 11.
Thisis the company that recently^iH I u . tl 1:18.000,000 In dividends and^y,t were too poor to grant a El.000,000^raise to the shop men now on striki
Tin-company Is and waa aware^that when they have no com],, k nt^on n to make repairs that he equip^^ment will remain In a dangerous state.^And in order to discourage the strikers^they send men out with these de^^fective equipments and try to get^them over the road.
Whenc.-vr there is a cobs of prop-^i! i Ii of the supporter, the diab..ln.il^dreds of sleuths scouring the country^for the criminals. Jus'ico must be^done.
Winn ever a worklngman's home is^ruined either by starvation or the^death of the suporter, the diabolical^representatives of law and order call^It business and commercial neci^One way to aboi'lsh such a system la^to refuse to wor|^ when your fellow^workera are out on strike. It Is^better to cripple a railroad han to^cripple ^our home.
atalmost every point In the country^excopt on the llarrlman lines and the^merchanta are crying out against the^company for not settling the strike^and promote traffic instead of leaving^It at a stand still.
Noengines as yet have been turned^out of any back shop that were in^condition for road service.
AtHan Francisco one engine was^thoroughly overhauled and It toojj a^frieght train as far as the yard limits^and was towed hack by a switch en^^gine to be again overhauled.
AtTucson, Ariz, the trains are late^,ts usual . The equipment is in such^shape that the cars will not hold to-^gether_
AtNorth Ptatte, Neb. three men^met their death. A brakeman was^found lying beside the track and just^before he died all he said was ^grab^Iron .oose ^ No evidence was found to^make a case of it so the company^passed It up as a mystery.
Aconductor waa found with one^side of his head crushed apparently^done by a swinging car door. Xn ^\i-^dendce, hence, another anystry
Ascab car Inspector fresh from the^ranch was divided In two by a box^car. Suffice It la to aay he will scab^no more.
SCABSSHOOT I P THE TOWN
SaltLake, Cttth I^e^\ II^John O.^llayd. n, 30 y.n.rs old of 271 West 5th.^street, one of the striking railway car^nn n was |it-.ili ibl) inortalij wounded^at 1 o' clock this morning in an alter^^cation which took place In the roadway^imnieilial. ly north of the St. Mark's^Hospital. Another bullet waa sent^apinnlng through the coat coilar of^Andrew (iunmundson. 22 years old of^257 West 5th., also a striking carman.^According to evidence these two men^were accosted ly two scabs who in^^sulted them with scurrilluus remarks^wlh reference to their union, and^without any provocation one of them^suddenly pulled a gun and com^^menced shooting, the bullet entered^Haydena back and coursing upward^pi n, [rati I tin intcstini ^ and tin doc-^tors expresses be.ief oat It may prove^fatal The assailants have been cap^^tured and both had revolvers.
HavdcnIs known to be an upright^honoraolc man of high standing In .ie^hearts of his fellow men, and a man^who Is of a very retiring disposition^and wouid be the laat to precipitate^, any trouble. It is be hoped that the^.rood people of Salt Lake will rise up^In their wrath against the harboring^of auch an element In their mldat^who are a continual menance to^public safety and compel the railroad^company to rid the city of such unde^^sirables and that the full limit of the^law will be meted out.
Thestrikers at Salt Lake are fuily^confident of ultimate victory and an^prepared for the seige If It lasts un^^til the grass grows again.
Theninth week of the strike on^the Harriman lines, places the com-^j in. In auch tr^ embarrassing phase^ihn' It has not e/*n atempted to run^l*i traffic as per time card.
Thecompany oliiiai's believed^that with the confcslon of the McNa-^maras the strike would be ended and^|i has evi ii solicit! il Ihi aid of s. v, r il^Ideal iii w spa |n r- to point out that^the strike waa at an end.
Theholiday trading season Is open
Abad cutting scrape took place at^Tucson, Arizona, within the stoi k i. I^or ^^^:!! pea Ii which the railway com^^pany houaea the scabs.
Twonegro coks mixed and one of^them got his throat cut from ear to^ear and the ther had his arm nearly^severed off. They wi-e arrested and^taj^en before the police magistrate,^who fined them $30 each. Had they^been union nu n instead ot scabs that^dune the cutting, the men in all like^^lihood wihiId have been sentenced to^the penitentiary for a number of^years
Thefollowing Is taken from a cir^^cular sent out from the strike head^^quarters:
'Every day brings us nearer to vic^^tory, the nu n are atanding firm and^steadfast for their rights, the few^weaklings have been weeded out and^it Is a pleasant duty to report that in^a large number of cases the railroad^company refused to re-employ them,^the/ represent the dross of our organi^^zation and their capibllitiea as me^^chanics have b in trleJ IIM found^wanting In the aame proportion to^their lack of manhood and principle.^W. lind that the railroad company is^very presistent in their efforts to break^our ratios and are certainly making^the full use of the dirty press In cir^^culating the reports broadcast that^the strike is practically at an end and^large numbers of the men have re^^turned to work. The railroad com^^pany never has realized what It Is^up against, more than they do now^MM old tactics have been exhausted^and every NMMflMl plan has met^with the sane d^ !. at In their efforts to^disrupt our solid front. Now that the^holidays are at hand It Is a wcR known^fact that they will us. all means to^work on he sympathies of the men^and their families who have been^struggling manfully for their rights^e\^ ii the hunger and want arta/k^among their ranks. Stand together^brothers (.ven ^t greater sacrifice, thia^stlke means the continued exlstance^of organized labor or It's extermin^^ation ami we all know what that Im^^plies. Now Is MM time for organ-^Is il labor to rully to the support of^the brothers on the firing line and^conribute In a manner befitting the^cause. Beware of the false reports^that are circulated In the press
'With weather conditions very fav-^nrsih'c all ovi r the system and with^the number of scabs at ^ur' at the^several shops, hi' railroad companies^are up against It in a bail way.what
(rants Pass, Ore.^The Socialist^won out over his republican and dem^^ocratic opponents in the municipal^^ ^'. ct'nn. although mm MMM candi^^date for mayor, K. V. Smith, was de^^feated by asmall plurality. The So^^cialists elected two aldermen
LastTuesday the Socialists of La^Grande, Oregon elected one alderman
TheSocialists elected two eouncll-^nun In the recent eiVction and narrow^ly missed carrying Into office thi if^entire city ticket.
Kdmonds,Was.,^With republicans^and democrats combined against the^Socialists, the Socialists ejected the
mayor,clerk, attorney, treasun r and^four coun Ilmen. The poor citlzi ns'^ticket ale tid only one councilman.
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PEJfNsl\ \m\ elections.
Thefollowing Soclallsta wen ^ 1 ^ ^ t-^id In Wi it Brownsville, 1 mylvan i^'ton, Justice of the peaca,^irman, Councilman.^H. A- Hler.r. Constable.^Wm. 1: haws.in. Inspector.^West Rrownvllle Socialist branch^has a Hta l'iuartera and reading room ^^always ftp. n and make a tree distal*^bu'lon ff literature every fourth s m-
Pennsylvaniathe^the following of-
lihodes.Judge of a*^gton Swavely, Assessor^d nickel, Inaapeotar of ^ 1. etion^Itomlch. Auditor for four
fii-rrSiin Arndt. Auditor for two
WarrenKndy, School director for^six yr-jurs
lrvinHoffman, School dire, tor for^two years
HartleyLudy. Schoo; director for^four years.
BergerIntroduces Bill for Na^^tional Ownership of^Inbustries
NATIONALSOCIALIST PHI SS.
1is Angeles. CoL,^The Socialists^over *oyed at the magnlficlent showing^made at the polls in the face of the^terrific odds against them. Tate Mc^Namara confcslon came at a time cal-^culati d to uttcriy destroy the force of^the whole Los Ange.vs movement.
Plansare on foot to hold a big^rally and Jubilee meeting. Fifty thou-^sand loya,' workers stood firm^throughout the stormy hours and^voted solidly for Job llarrlman. These^men and women will never waver in^their loyalty to the Socialist move^^ment.
ltuId solid,}' by rolling up a big^party membership,^ Is the word that^has gone forth. California Soclal-^1'. mocrat, the official organ of the^Social st party In the state, has sum^^med up the situation In an editorial,^uml. r the heading ^Socialism Wins^Vctory^ which n ads as follows:
Althoughat the election Tues^^day the Los Angeles Socialist tick^^et and candidates Mars defeated at^the polls, the result was a most^substant al victory for Socialism.
Neverhas the working class^fought such a political battre any^^where In this or any other country-^It was throughout a campaign^of agitation, educat on and or^^ganization caried on under great^difficulties.
Fromits Inception the Socialists^forced the fighting and brought^forward every affirmative ls^ue.
Theone great principle under^^lying evcy local question raised^and discussed was the right of^exploitation.
Atevery step In the campaign^this was cha,'li tm. | by the So^^cialists and the opposition was not^permitted to escape or evade this^great Socialist principle.^It was after the primary . lection^In which the Socialist ticket won^by nearly four thousand plurality^that th. re began the real struggle^of the campaign.
LosAngei'es since the close of^the primary election has been the^storm center of the class-struggle^not only In America but In the^civilised world.
Onthe stage of action here^during the past four weeks and^passing In rapid view there has^been enacted all the farce, the^comedy and the gaunt, grim trag^^edy alwuys present wherever real^and not mimic battlea are being^ffiught.
Socialistsable to comprehend In^their fulness the Issues involved^therein^and none but Socialists^are able to so comprehend^^emerge therefrom with an en^^larged horizon, a broader outlook^and a more cot fldent assurance^of the final triumph of Socialism.
TheSocialist ticket and candl^dates were defeated In the election^In Los Angeles December 6th,^but Socialism won a victory^llarrlman was defeated by the con-
forthe nationalization of all combina-^ions having more than 40 p. re. it^monoply of the lr respective indutrhs.
Whenbusiness concerns,^ says^Berg.r, ^have reached a magnitude^whereby they can control the output^or the prices in an Industry, it Is the^Imperative duty of the government to^condemn and acquire their properties^and to own and operate them for the^common good.
Berger'sbill provides that a bureau^of Industries shall be created by Con^^gress to manage the acquired lndui-^trles^ The acquisition shall be by a^Joint commission of Congri s-s which^no doubt wil pas* a|^ to *PP^^^t a receiver for the con-^bill against the use of Injunctions MPIa^t^ ^nd the appraisements
ofthe actuai physical valuation of the^tangible property of the plants shall^be decieded by a Jury of twelve ex-^nun-, Bt rt^ ^PPointed by the Joint comml=-
(ItyNational Socialist Press.)
Washington,D. C. Dec, 12^That^the democratic leaders In ^^ongress In^^tend to use organized labor as the^means to land a Wilson or a Harmon^in the White House Is evident from^the present maneuvers of these poli^^ticians
N.ver were capitalist | arty ^state-^men^ as fortunate as the leaders of^the democratic house. With the r- -^publicans controlling the senate and^the White House there Is nothing In^the i'eglslaivc program of organized^labor tl.at the democrats cannot ap-^proye of in the House.
labor disputes^ But this bill would^never see daylight In the senate. .^Should they pass Representative
splracy*that resulted in the McNamara^plea of guilty sprung a few days be^^fore Mae election, and the atent. ncin^^of the ii.i n 0n election day.
Seveflte.-nthousand voters :.ik.-n^from the Socialists by the pi. as of^the guilty turned the tide again^t the^\w.rkind class party.
Nota)l th.- bribery, corruption, coer^^cion arVi force that was practised^would h)r e won had not th. con^^fession^ bombshell heen exploded at^the hour when recovery was impos^^sible.
Socialistsagreed that there were at^least 20,*(^0 votes that were not set-^to d but which favored Ha-rlman and^his associates on the ticki t.
Thiswej-e timid ones. many of^them tfce working class, who be^^came ala-med at the ^awful dis^^closure^ |n the daily newspapi r^^Every effort was made to conn.al t^Harriman Idirectly with the McNa-^mara casi*! No point was left un^^covered. , The night before election^a large sqtad of men were sent from^house to hsuse In large districts t^ lung^that Harriman had been arrested^charged *ith complicity In bribing^Jurors in the McNamara case. The^fact that tuch a deliberate falsehood^was not supported by the morning^newspaper! made no impnsion and^thousands (deceived went determined^^ly to the foils and voted for the old,^discredited) corrupt candidates
Thedalt papers with the hare ex^^ception ofl the Scripps paper, which^stood loynly by the Socialists to the^end, wouajd up with a cyclone of^outirageouaWfalsehoods and vitupera^^tion.
Thishail a arreat effect on the waver^ing worms who had been lukewarm
Strong^m work was done at the^polla In Ihi section of the city win re^the workers were In the greatest^number. In the wealhy porlon of^the city where the Socialists were^^ft ally outnumbered there was little^difficulty bi carrying things with a^high hand
Themokey spent on election day^by the ^Ola (Juard^ Is admitted to b,^ov r $15oioo. They had a thousand^automobile, miny of which were not^used other than to bear Alexander^banners. The men who had pledged^the hire of their machines to the^Socialists -were In many Instanc. s^bribed, as high as 1150 was paid to^drivers to strip the Harriman banner^from their machines and substitute^^(iooii (aiiverniuent^ banners
Inthe opposition to the Socialists^was a compact group consisting of^the preachers, the sai'oon kee| ers, the^proprietors of all the gambling houses^and houses of 111 fame. The churches^were still further aided by the women^who Infest alt' the hotels and apart^^ment houses where the white slave^traffic Is openly acknowledged lo ex^^ist. All of the corrupt element In^the city banded together uml fought^desperately to J.e. p the Socialists out.
ItIs believed at least C.ono voles
i1ontlnued on Pag# ;; i
Ionsfrom the operations of the Sher^^man anti-trust law this measure would^certainly be kilod in the republican^Si nate.
Andshould the democratic House^pass any other labor measure th. y^would no doubt die either In the^senate or in the White House. In^fact, democrats have nothing to lose^by passing labor measures. Their^capitalist masters know that they are^only bluffing. Th. y haWsj that the^democrats would n.vir pass labor^bills if they had an inkling that such^bills wotii'd [ass the Senate and re^^ceive the President's signature
Sothe present seslon of Congress^Is going to break the record for po^^litical maneuvering To use a pop^ular expreslon: Labor will be worked^for all it Is worth so that unthinking^workingmen wi,- wast, their votes on^democrats in 1912.
INVITEItKKbllt TO PAN AM \.
TheHouse Committee on Interstate^Commerce has Incited Bepresentatlve^Berger, the Haclalist member from^Wisconsin, to Join a party of Con^^gressmen who are to inspect the work^that Is being done on the Panama^^ 'ana 1
Thiscommltte Is In charge of the^work that Is probably the greatest^undertaking in history. The Job Is^too big for private capital so the^government has to do It iself. Berger^wourd have been glad 'o go on this^trip of inspection, but could not MM^Washington at this time because of^Imporant legislation Is now pending.
TheSocialist Reprentative's office^Is again the scene of work and hustle^The room Is crowed with dusuments^anil boxes of printed speeches which^are sent to all parts of the country.
Amillon coph^ of Berger's speeches^have been printed and sent out of^his office In this city. Eight hundred^thousand of these were copli s of Mer^^ger's speech on the Socialist position^on the tariff. The rest were copies^of the old age pension speech.
Bergerwishes to anounee that those^deslr.ng to get copies of his speeches^In h indi'e lots should send their orders^to John M. Work, National Secretay^Socialist Party, 207 West Washington^Street. Chicago, III
OMaOUllawLER's Itl tOBI).
Itshould be noted that the Feder^^al Ooyernmcnt selin-ted a notorious^reaclonary and labor hator to prose^^cute the so-called dynamiting caae^.^i ir I. i w ii r, of Los Angeles, who^has been npolnted by the Attorney^deneral Wlckersham as special pro^^secutor, Is a man with a past.
LawierIs the man who dictated the^notorious Palllnger white wash i'etter^which was afterward signed by Tart.^As a result of the scandal Taft was^for, , d to drop Balllnger and Law,, r^The later hireling Is nlso the man who^p rsecnti d the Mexican refugee In the^days of the Diaz regime.
TO N \TIONALI/.i: Tltl'sts.^I!, pr.-i ntatlve Berger has Intr o^^duced a bill In the House providing
Thereceiver is to Issue bonds In^1^ nominations of $50 bearing Interest^at the rate of 2 per ci-n per annum^and shall offer th.se In exchange for^th. property of the trusts. These
Shouldthe trust owntrs refuse to^self out the bill provides hat ^It shall^be the duty of the President to employ^such means as may be necessary to^t i ke p. .s, ss: ,n of t he same.
\ VIN.-T POWERS OE COERTK
BepresentatlveThomas, of Ken^^tucky, a prominent member of the^House Committee on Judiciary agrees^with Socialist Bepresentatlve Berger^that Congrea has absolute power to^define he Jurisdiction of the United^St it. s S ipr. on i ^ourt.
TheJudiciary Committee had been^onslderlng th, Clayton bill which pro^^vides that persons charged with in^^direct contempt shall have the right^of a rial by Jury A discussion arose^as to the r. lativ. Jurisdiction of the^courts and Congress. Thomas Jumped^to hlafcet, and asked:
Iwant to l^now what cause !n^the constitution gives the federal^courts the powers that they have been^exercising^ I don' want to be refer^^red to the meaningless 'Judicial pow^^er' clause. I want clauses giving^specific powers.
Noone took up his challenge. A^few memebers smiled.
Ibelieve Congress has absolute^power over the federal courts,^ he^declared with emphasis.
Doyou belb ve then that the Unit.d^States Supreme Court cannot punish^for contempt unless Congress gives the^courts power to do so^^ asked^Representative Sterling, of Illinois, in^rather a surprised tone.
Itcannot^that's my opinion,^ an^^swered Thomas.
RepresentativeHenry, of Texas, al^^so showed that the rebellion of the^people against the despotism of the^courts Is gradually reaching Congress^He said.
Thecourts are the creatures of^Congress. And we can do with these^cr. atur. s as we please.
Thesupremacy of Congress over th0^''^ il l^ W'as rirst d^ elan .1 by Repre-^sentatlve Berger In his old age pen^^sion bill. In this measure he forbade^the Supreme Court to pass on the^validity of his act.
Completereturns from the erection^for members of Parliament In Switz^^erland last month show that the So^^cialists Increased their seats from six^In the last session of the national leg^^islative body to 15 In the new Par^^liament. The gain In the popurar vote^was 25,000, raising the total Socialists^sir, ngth In Switzerland from 80,000^to 105,000 This Is regarded as a re^^markable showing when It Is consid^^ered that Switzerland. despite Its^proud boast of being a democratic^country, possesses an unfair and un^^democratic ballot syst. m under which^thousand of workers are disfran^^chised.