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The Allies ire all decided upon, -Something
must be done about the
Bolsheviki. But wrhatf
Trade with 'em!
Refuse to trade with 'em!
Trade with the people but don't
trade with the sovieti!
Make a decision and reverse it and
maW another reversible decision.
Send a "strong armed force'' into
the Osususes because the Bolshevists
are menacing India
The whole tragic farce reminds one
of the celebrated rat and mouse con
vention. A certain cat noted for its
prowess as a mouser and rat-catcher
created such a wholesale depletion of
the rodent ranks that the rats and
aniee called a convention to discuss
ways and means whereby the depre
dations caused by the cat might be
avoided. After much discussion of
many plans and schemes it was finally
decided that the best thing to do under
the circumstances would be to put a
bell upon the cat so all would know
ot its approach in time to make their
It was a lovely scheme but when
volunteers were called for to place
the bell upon the cat, lo and. behold
the rats and mice were scattered and
none could be found.
Moral. Wanted, Somebody to put
a bell on the Bolsheviks.
If the Bolsheviks menace ludia. are
they menacing the Indian PEOPLK ot
are the Menacing the RULE of the
Indian People by England? And if
England feels that her diviue right
to rob and rule the people of India
is endangered, why doesn't England
Drotect her own interests? 'Twas al
ways a hobby of England to get I
somebody else to pull chestnuts out of
1" fire for her.
ludicious stirring of the soil makes
for a better crop. Judicial stirring of
the soil of Industrial unrest increase
the red crop. Two reds now grow where
before the Palmer raids one pale pink
Either there ARE classes in America
or there are no classes. If there ARK
classes here, all the word barrages the
i apitalists can throw in the name of
hundred percenters, will not change
the facts. And if there ARF classes,
the producing class will be the domin
ant class in the new society. We have
had enough of rule by the parasites.
Every little C. C. Club in America
sings the Star Spangled BannVr ami
paid to the majority of the workers
AVages arc ditermiaed by the aver-
!gc cost 'of production of labor power
This not only includes the day-by-Iav
iroduction of labor power but also
the cost of rearing a family of children
to REPLACE those worn oat - sod
thrown upon the scrap heap of in
dustry. In the past it has been, a clever
heme of the employing capitalists
to import their laborers already grown,
with the cost of their up-bringing
paid upon a foreign soil. All that they
had to pay those 'ignorant foreigners'
was enough to reproduce their day-by-day
Xow, when the foreigner is no lon
ger ignorant but insists upon a wage
sufficient to enable him to support a
family in decency, Ah! That is a
different story, lie is branded a red
and his deportation "back to where
he ctine from" is asked. Back to
where he was BROUGHT from, would
lc a term more nearly correct.
Wanted, by the employing capita
lists of America. A bunch of labor
ers clever enough and shrewd enough
to look Mt for their employers
interest and too ignorant to look out
for their own interests Such a man
orfet of men may be assrred of a
steady job at the going wages in
most any industrial center in the
Japan says she can not understand
wa t ti i - United States are withdraw
ing from Siberia. Japan probably
could not understand why a uiau drops
a hot brick.
Never try to hold a man up with .
gun. It gets you a jail sentence. Hold
"em up with a smile that gets you
a bank-roll, a respectable name and
:i listing in the, "Who is Who "
During the late unpleasantness we
heard much lauding of the shipyard
warkcrs as the men behind the guns.
Now judging by the way the Legion
men are jumping on Dempsey, nobody
helped win the war unless he was in
Too many Nations are made great
at the expense of the common people
W. testifies that the Industri
ayDoniJions report is the Wobbly Bi-
Aollcges" a news headline. That I. 1
tion for ti a committee picked by a
piaster class, njjrew, a (leinocratic
pjpmmon scnoou, ean not nep0Tt the
ds because o.
HERE'S THE "LITTLE BALD
HEADED MAN OF EUROPE"
LENIN! Is there a name which
can be pronounced before any re
presentative group of citisens any
where in the world that will imme
diately agitate it as much as this
name of five letters? Is there one
which will stir up as divergent a
series of expressions from any au
dience as this? We not
No name in history ever had pro
nounced upon it the anathemas which
have poured upon this name. None
ever wielded as great an influence
upon the affairs of mankind as this
simple Russian word. It has been curs
ed in America alone, numberless mil
lions of times by the hired dames who
scribble the made-to-order editorials
of the prostitute press.
But while capitalist hirelings may
rend their hair in agony for a now
adjective to apply to Lenin and the
principles upon which his Social De
mocracy is based, the world's workers
are learning to pronounce it with pride
and hope and longing. Russia stands
for all that is hopeful to Labor and
Labor's millions are turning their
faces toward the land of Lenin as the
sower turneth his face to the morning
There are many names which but a
year ago were resounding thru tha
world as great and good. To-day, they
are but as sounding brass. Abhorred
by the masses whom they betrayed,
they grow fainter and fainter as they
pass down the corridors of time. The
world is learning to pronounce new
names and leading twin all is LENIN
This picture of Lenin, standing in
the countyyard off the Cremlin at
Moscow, was recenty brought to
America by Isaac Mcfride.
.Ski ovaiy- Jiwwemgy-
usually sing era to the tune of Market,
Market. Who has the market?
The Capitalist press editorializes to
the effect that there are no American
Reds. Mebbe so. Mcbbe so. But they
will find the woods full of RED Amer
icans. A man can be a good American and
still fail to worship at the shrine of
the do'lar mark $.
Wages, the sugar coating which
makes a capitalist job endurable are
troth to be safely allowed in ?ireula
tion. Among other things the report
states that the average wage received
by the working class was shoTt more
than $200.00 of enough to raise a fam
ily In decency. And that was at the
pre war prices!
Anybody heard anything about the
14 points and pitiless publicity lately?
Dow quickly Anciant
Reports are current that $100,000,
000 worth of buisiness has been placed
by Ruszian representatives with Amer
ican firms and that the purshasers.
are willing to deposit cash in Amer
ican banks to cover their orders for
the manufactured articles which the
Russian people are said to be so sorely
m need of. But the policy pursued
by our State Department of rof using
trade licenses has hampered our man
ufacturers from exporting their pro
ducts. If the reports are true that
the alMed countries and even Uennsny
have resumed trade relations with Rus
sia, then our Government should adopt
a similar policy.
American manufacturers are willing
to supply the Russian people with the
product they need, at whnt promises
to be attractive prices. American im
porters, too, are desirous of importing
thoso materials which Russia has In
abundance and which we need. Prior
to the war, Russia produced 79 per
cent of the world 'r supply of flax, 51
per cent of the hemp and 97 per cent
of the plntinum. She is rich in ferro
mnngancee, in antimony and other
mots Is. We need these product".
If other natious have taken active
rteps to capture the Russian market
then out manufacturers should be pro
(tottd, for when wo finally determin:
to take an active hand in Russian
trade we may find little opportunity
left for us to do so.
WHO WANTS TO TRADE WITH
with him for supplying millions of dollars
worth of supplies to his government
This list contains the names of some
of the country's greatest exporters.
Among them are the following who
pre ready to open trade relations with
lie Soviet government as soon as the
(date department permits ships to dear
from American ports.
This list included:
Morris 1 Co., Chicago, meat packers,
50,000,000 ponds of food prod u. is at
(reviling market prices when ship
mcnts arc made possible
Klia Berlow. 110 Duane Street, New
Vork. a ri.000,000 contract for boots
Fiehman & Co., .1!):" Broadway, New
York, $3,000,000 worth of underwear
Weinberg t Posl'fer, 120 Broadwnv,
New York, $.",000,000 worth of machin
cry and tools.
Lehigh Machine Company of l'cnn
"ylvnnia, $4,"00.000 worth of printing
National Storage Company, New
York, miscellaneous merchandi'c to be
dellvereu in Petrograd, valued at $10,
000,000. This contract, Mr. Martens
By Edmund Vance Cooke
You cannot salt the eagle's tafy
Nor limit thought's dominioii.
You cannot put ideas in jail; j
You can 't deport opinion. I
If any cause be dross and lies, i
Then drag it to the light;
Out in the sunshine evil dies,
But fattens on the Night.
You cannot make a truth untrnt
By dint of legal fiction.
Yau cannot prison human y-W.
You can't convict convietUx cnea
For tho by thumbscrew amd byVrack,
By exile and by prison,
Truth has been crushed and pa led in black,
Yet truth has always risen.
You cannot quell a vicious thou ht
Except Hint thought he free:
Gag it, and you will find it tau jht
On every land and sea.
Truth asks no favor for her bbv le
Upon the field with Error,
Nor are her converts ever madu
By threat of force and terror.
You cannot salt the eagle's tail
Nor limit thought's dominion
You cannot put idea's in jail,
You can't deport opinion.
Speaking of Revolutions
By SCOTT N EASING.
The Federated Press.
Speaking of revolutions, there was
one in Hawaii, back in 1893. the in
eidents of which are thus described by
a man who was then in the United
States senate R. V. Pettigrew.
"During Harrison's administration,
Mr Stevens was minister to Hawaii,
and he asked that some naval vessels
be pent theer to protect American lives
and property. In reality be had
j entered into an understanding with a
small group of missionaries and their
descendants to bring about a revolu
tion, Overthrow the existing govern
ment and annex the islands to the
United States so that their sugar and
their products could come into our
market free from duty. A naval vessel
: ordered to Hawaii, and, after it
arrived. 13 conspirators met in a room
and decided to ov erthrow the "govern
ment. "At night , 150 of the marines from
the American battleship were landed
snd marched to a point 75 yards from
and in front of the government build-
ig in Honolulu. The 13 men, having
arrived at the front of the govern
ment building, read their proclamation
and were immediately recognized as
the government of the Hawaiian is
lands bv the American minister."
Who were these "conspirators", who
vere so promptly accepted by the
United States authorities as the new
That question is answered by one
of the mots charmingly frank docu
ments that ever was penned by an apol
ogist for things as they are. Hawaii
was not annexed to the United States
until 1S9S. In the meantime, everv
form of pressure was brought to bear
upon the senate to force through the
treaty of annexation. Among the doc
uments written with this end in view
was An Address by the Hawaiian
Branches of the Sons of the American
Revolution, the Sons of Veterans, end
the Orand Army of the Republic to
their Compatriots in American Concern
ing the Annexation of Hawaii.
The "Address", published in 1807,
fives this version of the revolution:
"The revolution (of 1893) was not
the work of filibusterers and adven
tprers, but of the most conservative
and lnw-abiding citizens, of the prin
cipal taxpayers, of the leaders of in-
dustral enterprises." The address notes
turthcr. that, "or the capital in
vested in the islands, two-thirds is
owned by Americans."
I- ThcTe Tfla.yh,ayfl ,hftfl-ll.BnUWi.kV
and "Iteds ' in Hawaii in 1893, but
they get not the slightest credit fo
overthrowing the government. On tbo
contrary, . the work was done by con
"er.ative, law-abiding citizens, by the
lefMing tax-payers and the leaders
of industrial enterprise. True to form,
the ruling class of Hawaii disposed of
the existing form of government when
it hnd no further use for it.
.laeques found his lessons in stones.
State legislatures and national offici
als are evidently taking theirs from
our island possessions.
fTRe Black Sheep.
1 TT1II ItlllllllHMIIII
Chapt XVl l.
The Other Side (continued)
A little thai with the principal of
her school that morning on the right
and wrong of Jack's, incarceration
proved to tier that that individual
was not in favor of the fining system.
He told her that he had heard of
Jack 'h prowess before the judge and
gave it as his opinion that the boy
was right Hut when Olive asked
him to do something for the ooy
immediately changed his mind. He
told her that Smallhcad's wife's
cousin's niece's brotherinlaw was a
momber of the school board and it
was therefore net policy for him
to say or do anything which might
reflect or the integrity of Mr. Small
head. He averred that he could not
mingle in politics and keep his prestige
as a teacher. He advised her not
to speak of these matters as they
wre entirely out of the sphere of
young ladies and were liable to be
This homily however did not do
Jiflv any good from the principal's
view point. It only irritated her and
made her more determined than ever
to go ahead. Ahead to whatt She
could not unlock the jail door so she
decided to do the next best thing.
To a-aken the interest of the in
fluential people of town to a realiza
tion of what was going on she never
fully realized her position in this
matter. There were three men in jail.
Hundreds had been fined, and yet,
only one stirred her to action.
She told the principal that it was
just because she vas a woman that
she had to let the putrescent system
if injustice thrive. She insisted that
she knew the bov was innocent of
any crime and yet he had to lie in
9 filthy jail simply because good
people were cowards and bad people
She went to her classes leaving the
principal amazed not only at her tern
per but at her reasoning as well.
"What is she, a Came Nation or
an Amelia Pankhurst" he asked of
Miss Kramer who happened to be in
his office at. the time. "That young
fellow must have a remaiknhle per
sonality. It seems to me they ought
not to have put him in jail."
Miss Kramer whose individuality
had been dwarfed by thirty years
continuous associaition with children,
simply said that she was surprised at
Miss Anderson. She assured the prin
I.ndwig C. A. K. Martins. .Ambas
sador of Soviet Russln, has furnished
the Committee on Foreign Relations
with a list of American corporation
whom he testifies hsve made eeitrufts
raid, was mnde on Sept. 10. 1919.
!e stated, that in addition tn th
'eontraets listed, "the negotiations of
the commercial department of the So
vet Oovcrnment Bureau have covered
u Kehrdule of articles required in Rus
ila to a total of approximately $100.
100,01 'I . consisting of railway mater
lal and equipment, farm implements
and machinery, tractors, trucks, and
automobiles, foodstuffs and esunrd
"ilk. mining, printing, and road-mak
inj machinery, hardware and tools
tooleus, textiles knit goods, shoes,
POLAND IS KEY TO PEACE WITH
Harmony of Europe Depends on War
saw's Negotiations With Bolsheviki.
LONDON, The peace discussions
between the Poles and the Bolsheviki
are being watched in diplomatic quart
ers here with the deepest interest, sinco
the general feeling is that tho
peace of Europe depends upon whet In r
the treaty is signed
In other words, Polnsd is regarded
as the keystone of the present situa
tion and it is felt that as long as
Hostilities contlnne between Poland
and soviet Rnssia tranquility cannot
be re established in the rest of Europe.
If Poland should accept the Bol
shevik proposals, diplomatic circlet
believe that she would be placed in
tie unromfortnhle position of being
alcd by the reds to agree to n
plebiscite for the Bolshevik territory
she now occupies. While Polsnd hat
a Inrge number of nationals in this
territory, she admittedly is in the mi
nority and the Bolsheviki undoubt
edlv would n ake strong propaganda
among the population.
Since the recent visit of Btanisln
l'atk, Polk minister of foreign af
fairs, to Fi re and England for e0n
fereuees, various reports have been
MiMishcd regardlir the allied atti
tude toward the slt.tstlon with regard
the child's mind. "A vonng ladv
of her standing, to como to the de
fence of nameless hoboes Ihe very
ThM evening on her way home from
school Olive stopped at the livery
stable to see Judge Duffy. She found
that worthy sitting in his office read
ing the latest copy of the 'Police
Gazette'. It was his official magazine
and the only literature that interested
When Olive entered, he sreeted her
jovially, saying: "Hello thore O'.lie,
how's your Popt"
"Quite well, thank you." Olive
answered, then coming directly to the
point she said: "I visited the jail
Sunday with the Endeavor people.", must nave ? place where they can
At lust, after ninths nf prattle,' comes " Ves, so I hear. How do you like'mcct facially, where they can mingle
WHAT OF IT?
were done at a distance. 'We would
go to war if such tilings were done
in China" said he. "But at home,
when our morels conflict with business
expedience then we chuck morals
overboard and do what is expedient."
Then he continued as he whirled around
in his swivel ehair and rested Us
elbow on his editorial des'., "De
you know Miss Anderson that this is
Ipgah, a dry state, and that it is
a crime under the laws of this com
mon v. ralth to own and operate a
plr.ee in which intoxicating liquors
are sold. Yet we have them here, in
the very shadow of your churches
1 ask vou why?"
Olive was silent. She wanted to hear
vhat he had to say. She wondered if
he too would find a way to justify
this self evident crime.
"I will tell you" the editor went
on, "this is a wheat country. A few
men come in tho spring to sow and to
plough, but thousands come 'o the
harvest. They come not because the
crops need cutting, in fact they do
not care if they are ever cut. They
come because we are forced to pay
wages if we want to see our harvest
gathered. Wages are paid with good
hard money, which these men take
out of the sta-te when they leavo.
So much for one side of the question.
These men make their money bv work
a r make my money by printing and
your Dad makes his money from rent.
The difference is, that we have land
and business; that we are located here.
But these men who come here te
work have no land and no business,
except to work. For their work we pay
them money which they would take
out rf he country unless we find
some way to stop them."
"But why sop thorn?" Olive asked
wide eyed. "Isn't the money theirst
Haven't they worked for itf"
"Tut, tut child don't get excited.
We stop thorn because the money will
do uk more good than it will them.
We business people do not produce;
we exist on margins. Never forget
that. There are too many of us to
grow rich from the farmers alone;
we must get a part of what goes
out in the shape of wagos. The town
is in the fining business just exactly
as your father is in real estate Mr.
Marvin is in groceries, Duffy in horses.
They are all after the margin. The
town is only a collective citizen. Whnt
it does, is for the benefit of its
people. If we do not get our margin
as officers and business men we be
come eitner farmers or bums. Your f
ed buys your colthes. He persuades an
ingorant man that his gcod land is
poor and that he can do better on an
alkali flat. He gets the good farm
cheap and selis it dear the margin
sends you to school. The fact that
the renter and his wife sweat blood
to pay the rent and that the ignorant
mau starves on alkali flat does not
bother yoa. It is business and business
must have victims. What is true of
your Dad and you is true of all of
us; we live upon that which we have
uot earned. "
''We do not like the 'blind pig',
but the men who come to harvoet our
crops are homeless wandprrs- thu
e.inn runt she would rin hnr Kot
tnut' faWMltr-liotion 1 from " '" ' n c' rfmn ana renM 11
ild's mind ''A rnno. iaj at a hih "ntal The margin So aohiev-
Vnt her, chemicals, medical Mid surgical to Poland and the bolsheviki. Highly
MippUes.'' I placed diplomatists, say thcae reports
haw, mi gereral, been erroneous and
thai the word the Polish; foreign min
ister really carried Lack to Warsaw
was substantially this;
The allies do not propose to use
Poland ns an arrowhead to pierce
Bolshevik Russia. The allies cannot
pla e themselves in the position of
advising Poland to attack the Bol
sheviki nor cau the a'lies promise as-
sitaice to Poland in such ever.l.
Should the Bolsheviki make an un
provoked assault that would alter the
situation. Poland's attention has
been called to the fact that the allies
arc establishing certain trade rela
tions with Russia. Whether PolHnd
shall make peace wit'i the Bolsheviki
Is t maltor for her nloije to decide.
a word of sense from Washington
on the IT. C. of L. "I see no pros
pect of any considerable fall in prices
for several yenrs to come", suys Roy
al Meeker, commissioner of labor sta
tistics. Then he explains why be
eause "it will be impossible for the
governments of the world to pay off
their debts very rapidly."
Put that is not the real reaton way
prices will stay high. Prices will stsy
high first beonuso the efficiency of
the capitalist system has fallen so low
that goods cannot be turned out fast
enough to meet the demand. Second,
our boarders? We've got a bright kid,1"1'1 ,nc things they know and
n there Ollie. but he needs coolin".
"Why is ho in jailt" she asked
"Oh, he was drunk and fighting,"
said the Judge as he rolled a cigar
from one corner of his mouth to an
other. "Horry to pinc'u him; he's
so young, but we must have order,
you know. If we didn't lock up char
acters like that, why then you and
Tillie and your Mum wouldn't be safo
on the street."
"But, Mr. Duffy, I do not believe
that boy was that kind of a eharaet-
er. If he fought at. all, it was in self
Attorney for U. i Steel Workers. A man with a message
for e wy liberty loving American.
THE W 1KER8 DEFENSE LEAGUE
G. A. R. HA ,L. 50 SOI'TH HOWARD STREET
Sunday February 22nd 2:00 P. Af.
ADMISSION 25 CENTS
Tickets on Sale at the Tailor Shop, W East Market Street.
because the payments in the form of defense; then there is another thing
rent, interest, dividends nod profits 1 wih to ask, why did you fine all
these men when they were not all
drunk? Is it because the town needs
"No, no child, that would not bo
right. The town don't noed the money
any worse than I do. We fine these
men so that thoy will not have the
money to loiter around the pool halls
and disturb the peace and dignity of
our municipality." Then after laughing
at his own witticism, he ...Med, "Now
run along little girl, and don't uk
so many questions. Run up to tho
house and see Tillie 's new coat. I'm
busy just now." He arose tickled Olive
under thn chin and then walked out
into the stable.
mr uiu not go to sec TllliO as
the Judge had suggested. She made
her way to the office of the 'Ana
moose Kecord' where she interviewed
Mr. lialph Cranston, the editor
" nston's sense of hnmor was
arnn. by her earnestness and lack
01 worldly wisdom. He decided to
.ire so giest a fixed ehsrged on in
dustry that even though efficiency
were maintained, the cost of production
plus this cost of parasitism would
keep prices high.
High prices today mean thnt the
worker cannot buy back, with his wa
ges, what he has produced with his
energies. This is the very essence of
the present ludicrous system of eco
tnilerstnud. They want a place where
they can forget their troublo and re
member their misery no more as (he
fl:hle says. In other words it brings
them to town where they buy clothes,
hats, shoos, tobscco, and snuff; where
they oat at the restaurant, buy papers
at the book stand, all of which moans
money in our pockets. That is why
we tolerate the 'blind pig'. If Ana
moose has no 'pig' nnd Harvey has
two then the merchants there will
mak? just twico as much, na the Mer
chants here from the hobo trade."
"But why fine then when thev
are caught in the trap you yourself
have set for themt" the giri asked.
"Agsin that is to our nd vantage.
Taxes are high and the town needs
implements. To hold down the tsx
bill and at the same time improve the
town, that is the test of official ef
fieiency. You know, Miss Anderson,
Hat it takes monoy to run o town
It has to come from somewhere tho
taxpa-ors do net always figure the
cost of these things they only know
that they want them, but they do not
want the bills that follow. When bills
go too high they change officers;
the officora need their job: they, too,
nust oat so tbey try to hold down
the bills. People are naturally more
interested in cheapness than in the
method by which cheapness is hrot
about, so tho officers take a chance
to get essy money who., over It pre
"It is not a christian way of do
ing. ' the girl protested.
"Ob, well, Christians don't llko
ntgh taxes any better than Jews. I
hare a little fun at the child's esJlle world of business we reenmi..
pense. ne would jnst let hor take a uelther saints nor sinners. The very
glimpse of life as It really was. He land we lire on wc ctele from the
admitted freely that what Judge Duffr Indiana and not even you would re
had done and was doing was morally turn your father's farm to the Bad
wrong and to be condemned If It (Continued on page 4.)