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4 MONDAY, MARCH 17, 1919.
"SQUARE DEAL" CANDIDATES
For a eliettr nd cleaner (ily ill \\hich to live, 'or civic
righteousness itn mllnicipal affairs, vole I',o tile following
MAYOR...........-- ........ ............. W . F. DUNN
TREASURER ...............JAS. J. McCARTHY
POLICE MAGISTRATE ..........MIKE ALLEN
18T WARD .................JOHN T. SULLIVAN
2D WARD .......................BARRY O'LEARY
3D WARD .........B....... BERNARD McVEIGH
4TH WARD ..........................CON LYNCH
5TH WARD .................ULRIC NADEAU
6TH WARD ............ .......WALTER A. KYLE
7TH WARD ....................... E. E. CARLISLE
8TH WARD ........................E. G. JOHNSON
(Paid Political Advertising.)
HYPOCRITS AND HYPOCRISY.
Kaiser \Vilhelni was enelorer of (Ge lrlmlvy and lhe Ilnpshil'gs
ruled Austria. JlIkl(el'tMI hel( sway 11l1(I ilital'isfll was ill
Iiie zenil ti 'o its pol 'e. The desires; fi the ipull-( ierialla
werze well knownr , andlI if \\'as o(' atill knowi leIdge, thial, like(
maIly otlhers, lK iser ihill \\as i(i vi Iwar liil(. Aind yet on .11lly
31, 1911, the fol lowing appeared in the eduiltorial page of the
Was ever' a greatl w r'ld \war' so Ilire tlly Ilrlt'ealeuIe illnpn so
"'(iireal rilaiih s nl grievance l' her own thtI sho bl1l 9e
('asioll her to lose or shed a single drop of blod.'
And ol Aug. ;2. 191)1. :
"At nest it is a. sordid and brhdal exhibilinil of greed anl
.enlouh. sy, withoutl a single Ihilng wor\\'( thy of the uIelil of prii
ciple involved ill the whole (oltlroversy.
"Uncle Sami (al gel all the view \' the tIllr, I:nlll'lelall \a' 'rn ln
this side of the .,eain."
Ani tlhen, aIflr tlirhe (ermnaans hadI ill\lnvaded i.llxellhlerg, alº
peared onl Aug. 7, 1914, tile I'ollowilt g:
"Civilizatioll stainds aghlast alt such a \iwari, ill a sliggle so
gigaintic ilId prel''(c'ilpiilltel tI' ' s5c il.e r'easolsls.'
And by Aug. 9, 191 1., the hitle of lhe following editorial of
Ihe Mineri, theIl G m'IIIII had pll(ill'illedl Ielgiiinm alliI raped Ihe(
co.lintry, which supposedly cailsed ilri in to declare war.
"Hurlini g willing troops inllto sluch sllnaghter alwaysl\ ' will he
reckoned as onIe lof the I Lost trr'ible l iphase of ill entirely eanse
less, ieedless ii(I IM purpos.eless \\'il'."
And tihen when i all f111 Itelgil \\ni . lpliacl ically at tlie I(mercy
iof the (iGermllans, the edlitor ll Ilie Miner wrote on Aug. I i.,
'The Uniled S'lates, beilng ia grioal coiiecialt fnlion ald
(Gerni y alsor lavinig Ibee, i cml ercia. lly uIIIb)iliOllS, havI\'ilng
beenii IbroIglt ilntlo eerlllin competitioililn \\'itlh en(i oilier, ibut
their is no ellasn wha'lilte'ver f'or mallkinlg that an ex(cuse to he
lieve that 'alry ill will exisied betwe\\ enl the twI\\o nations.'"
And then on Aug. (i;, 191) I. llld all \;waige-earllnlers sh~i ll.l
pay palrticular all ttentilul, allppeared:
"The 'criminallill folly of it (meaninglllil thle wari) is leyonid words
to describe, and probably not o(e inll a hIIllndred o' tIlhose \w'hoise
lives will he snarili eed. will have i re l11111hni ai hliv iidea o1f what
they were fighting over."
And then allter all tle lreporl of the atrocities ill Ihelgiull,
when, according to the Miiner. all hiianity sho ldi have rien
lip and l'oIght., hlie wrote oL Aulg. 2, I 1 ':
"All ithose \who not blinded \wilh p sllllllal nshilp fa IInln
thinkiig ill'lll ii , i ti i, ill theiir heartl iare r'iily" Ihankfr il Ililt
President \X'ilson and not I'residetiil I,.nesevel Ilt hs been lI the
head ol this grela nation during the u, 'e\ ili i .s."
Then oil Aug. .,1. 191 i, lhe evidl ntll y consideredl thIlt ir'
mailotey ha: d nothing to do with the shlig of the wa, i' he
"'Although Austria anld 13Hussia are Inmillnally resjlonsilie I'or
beginning the conllict."
Then on Aug. 31, 191 i. he ".role the I'ollotwing and keptl ui!
the same strain even aflter the sinking otf the Iiusitanian:
"hli the United States there is iino desire shown anywhere to
have this nation become involved in tie war. ',r the citizenii
generally condemn it as a crime against civilization and 'wot\\
resist any etfort io make this natiion take any other Iposition
than a strictly neutral oe.' "
And these are only a f'ew.
And what was the piosition of thlie real working class mov\e
merits before and during this time? WVhat was the position
of Debs aln Leilhknecht. of Lenii,. of' Trotsky? They st oil
against the German imperialists as they stood against the allied
imperialists. They (ienunced thtIe useless bloody slaughiter
in the beginninig and remained faithf'ul to tlheir principles I
But what haliienied ti the editor of the Miner, that he
changed his tone? Tha hlie becamue so patriotic and enlthulsed
oveir the war that lie conden}ned as beang "Precipataled for
such puerile reasons?"
If he was so bitter against. autocracy and militarism, if they
M q ti ihorribl.iemneiies to civilization, why did he say that
gw. no prcation" to fight Ihem?'
|I f- _'Miner ims, the cause of the ca italists of'Britainj
Union Stock Holders in the
Butte Daily Bulletin
UNITED MINE WORKERS OF AMERICA-Local: Sand Coalie
8Stocket, Roundup, Lehigh, Kletn.
FEDERAL LABOR UNION-LIvingston.
MACHINISTS' UNION-Great Falls, Butte, Wtlagutot.
MACHINISTS' HELPERS' UNION-Great Pltls, Butte.
CEREAL WORKERS-Groat Falls.
BLACIIITHS' UNION-Butte and Miles City.
ELUEe ANS' UNION-LIvingston, Bute.
BAKERS' UNION-Great Falls.
SHOE WORKERS-Great Falls.
PLASTERERS' UNION-Great Falls.
RAILWAY CAR REPAIRERS-Lvingslton.
BREWERY WORKERS' UNION-Butte.
HOD CARRIERS' UNION-Butte and Bozeman.
STREET CAR MEN'S UNION-Butte.
METAL MINE WORKERS' UNION (Independeut)--Butte.
PRINTING PRESSMEN'S UNION-Butte.
MA ILERS' UNION-Butte.
STEREOTYPERS AND ELECTROTYPERS' UNION-a~tte.
BRIDGE AND STRUCTURAL IRON WORKERS--BUTT.
BROTHERHOOD BOILERMAKERS AND HELPERS-Butte and Liv
STEAM AND OPERATING ENGINEERS--Great Falls.
BUTCHERS' UNION-Great Falls.
INTERNATIONAL MOLDER'S UNION. LOCAL NO. 270-Butte.
AND THOUSANDS OF INDIVIDUALS IN BUTTELJ AND MONTANA
LAUNDRY WORKERS UNION. NO. 25-Butte.
was ,jllsilflile, wrlyv didl he say .'PItat she had no reason to lose
or' shedl a sinIgle hIlop of blood."
If' the cause of Ihe French \\as rnqnestionable, why did he
tay il was "Sordid laul brulal?"
I' civtilizalin \\as eiiiatangered bly Ille so-called Hunish hosts
in 1117, was it not in 191-? Anil heing so why did he say
"'Thal i Ithere \\:s nol ill-will existing between the nations?"
It'. as the Minc r ow . i ir lns, thell kitiser had to be overtlhrown
or' Illlla ily iplaced ill hiolllage, why didv he say lhe "'' ar was
useless, Ineedless anlid pIlI'Ipseless?" And why did he say
"That the cilizenls of this con(,Ili'r would' resist allny effort to
make this nali in lake a 'ny tlter'lposition than a strictly neutral
W\e ask why?
\We Ido iot i'ing these ltestiions up to defend the war. Far
'roum it. The bloodyil w'roniigs or Itis war. will ever cry out lito
lle very Ihelavens, will ever' hle Ithe grealest ciililelnaltion ' o a
rott'llen systel il im litl a i gre'( ly, brutial, tu s('crulp lots rIuling class.
litl we br'ing ltp lie ipast li tirove, 'whatl we have always main
iained, that lthe imodelrn editlo'rs o(' the capitalist, press are the
lowe\\. t ill' hl'ly)('riles aitd the Iimost shlameless tricks(ers that
iiihutimanity ever entltured.
ll'iad these etliltlo ials o' (Ile \lillner carefully anid then read
the lalter bliirsts of' aniger agaiinst the kaiser, militarism, auto-
iavy ail the \w'eelings iver ltelgitim, over the atrocities and
how,\\' i .li helel' Ilie ctuntit y l ',would ha'e beeii had'it had the
prelaredness tlal lioose'ell advocated, but the Miner w'as
lthanikl'l hIic \as li.t in thlie chair. Read them, workers. andI
theni ask yIoursell' w'hetler we are jtis fled i saying that all
this noise o' these kinds of patriols is all hypoc'risy.
\\IWh sliltld ot Ithose heanlil'lll iva!leys, green meadlo s,
w,'ildlowers and wildiing lanes of the El:meraldIsle, he the ,joy
and niever' etlitng gltadness lit t liI appy, laughinig, glaiildso.ite
\\''iy shtuld nit the childeni, born in the land of endear
imenit hiave equal opportunity with all oth1er cylihdreli? Willy
shoillii Itee he l i d hills for tiling' peasants biut baroiil
ica'tles it'r lazy genitry? Why hits the wage-earner lit live iii
the slums fit' lietlast whilst tiihose Ii. whl\ tlli they provide cru(i ise.
inll Ie Meditlerreai ?
()h, wvhy? s
\\Wh doil 2,l)ll0 h wickedl bayinels inistead o' 2,00I0,0 Itse
I'ul s('cythes 'iash ii the itollt day stnll
\Why \iwas Jamies (Connoilly denounitced hiy the masters w'hilst
they miake a lihero of bloodtiy lHalfour?
\Why dhid the milliions leave Ilthe enivitrons their chihlhood?
\Wh'liy are thliose that ire lell, gagedl tiil jailed, seouriiged alnd
(th, Irish wu'lkiien, 'tyoui wliomen o thie green, thiere is but
ine tIlinig Ithat stopls the "Land o' the Stianirock'" from being
ai "liaveni ot' Joy," there is but oille curse', ibut one reastonii, for
hayoniets and the wihips, the povi'erty anl thie misery, tand that
is the c, 'se ut' capii ttliistii.
A cruel. crav ,ling l eeping cnpilalisii.
A wicked, wasloI'll, Vwarluio sy'steim.
(lith, Irish ltilers "The greait liday is hilawing!" Aw'aken
wilI the "Sui illo' the east'" ail rid Irelanid anl the worhl of' this
cit ltimes iectirsed'r.egime of slavery.
The sheri'il of' Martiin couny'i '. Miiines~lia has palif $2010 to
lJosephtl (ilbertl li settle it suit for kidnapii ping and thuis ae
kniiwledi ges the ltlicial tili n 'essiotn pr liti ed by that nIotoriotts
coutlty againiist the league farme'rs. We iare glad to see the
ironi thus drive) in and the rniti-fr'imerni gang will get more iof
it uS the 'tenits sliwly lierl'orni I hei leiur iit'etions. \W hatl the
giang startedi, lte'rs will finish tltl in a \\a t niot at il lI their
r matn who was broke when In h.lttled serving a 90-day
-ezllence Ifor cloteC t of court and \\ Io when he emerged
,titghlt 1itp all the movingl picture lhio es in Butnte. is too
cl\ver" Ito he tIrsted as mayor of lht le.
All that i i i\ol\vel in the muni(ilial cinmpaign is whether
the A.. C. M.. with a simall hunch of la'Ir lickspittles and gtun
men a ssiling, cal piut over their (eanldiillt ror mayor.
Anotther cut il, wages coniming, lov . afler election. Let's
not hav'e cuts in wages andl Cnults in thellyor's chair at the
samli I lime.
.\I r. tiollowinIg the oltdl-ganzg let il-hl.'e lor a lime the
I'rmIr was remlilnded of the dog whIp ice heard his flensa
:\Accwrding Ito the pamphlet issnedl by 1:l1ls.'it is a disgrace to
drtaw a salary f'romn any source--excepll the A. C. M.
Whiile Ireland is gainin g her I'reelInt. w\hat's the mattier
wilh makitig Blutte free?
Irelandl is going to be free because ,he is going to take her
This column is conducted for
and ~, itten by Bulletin readers.
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tions in which the public in inter
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and Interchange of comment with
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of the Bulletin and please be brief
and to the point.
Butte, March 16, 1919.
In today's Miner I read Cutts' paid
ad designed to counteract I)unn's at
tack on Cutts--in refutation to Cults,
calumny and derogation of his
(Dunn's) character. As a Bulletin
subscriber, I object to such a misuse
of. the Bulletin columns. Such
"minerizing" would be a waste of
ink, time and a wear on, at least
Cutts, in his puerile mouthings.
either as the conscious or uncon
scious jackal of the "big machine,'
would insult the intelligence of the
Bulletin readers, if his argulentu
would measure up to the argument in
his ad that Dunn is the salaried edi
tor of the Bulletin.
Ye Gods! What logic! Don't we-
the people-know Dunn is blacklist
ed and must work at something:
Don't we know that whatever the
Bulletin may pay him (I say raise his
wages) wouldn't be a drop in the.
bucket compared to what the A. C. M.
would pay him to leave Butte? Does
that which Dunn gets remunerate
him sufficiently for the risk he takes
each corner he turns, each doorway
he passes, knowing not when he will
receive the m urdeous thrust of the
A. C. M. assassin? This, cowardly as
it would be, would be more courag
eous than the murderous, slan
derous, cowardly attack of our pen
and-ink warrior, on the battlefielui
of "On Guard!" Can--ard rhyme.
with "On guard." What logic. I
say what intelligence this .22-caliber
intellect aspirant for mayor pos
What an insult to our intelligouce!
I canl see the Cutts purlpose, let':.
counteract it. Don't "fall" for his
childish attempt to reach the , ulletin
readers, unless Dunn can be allowed
the use of the "Miner" column also.
I, for one, will contribute to reach
the Miner readers, who are gassed by
the salaried (logical, eh?) editor of
TWENTY YEARS I
By SCOTT NEARING.
Five of the leading men in the
American socialist party have becie
sentenced to twenty years in the
Leavenworth penitentiary. The
charge against the five was con
spiracy to create mutiny, insubordi
nation and refusal of duty, and obh
struction of recruiting and enlist
These five men are socialists.
They stated so in court and told
why. They are opposed to capitalist
exploitation. They said so and told
why. They want to establish a new
order of society-an order in which
workers shall own their jobs and en
joy the product of their labor; an
order of society in which "democ
racy" shall include the industrial as
well as the political institutions of
society. They believe in laying an
economic basis for international
brotherhood by uniting the workers
of the world in a common crusade
Before the war these men were
socialists. They held opinions and
During the war they held the same
dpinions and continued to express
Since the war they have held and
uttered the same thoughts.
As socialists they were tried and
as socialists they were condemned to
twenty years in the penitentiary.
Every international socialist in
the United States was on trial in
Chicago. Every woman and man
who stands against exploitation, for
industrial democracy, for interna
tionalism and world brotherhood
was sentenced for twenty years when
Judge Landis imposed the savagr
penalty upon these five men. Every
socialist rn the world is bound unti
the five are free.
Liebknecht for high treason was
sent to prison for six years.
The leaders of the Italian socialist
party for "depressing the miorale oi
the Italian people" received two and
England and France, for similar
offenses, sentenced men and women
for six months, a year, eighteen
mnonths and in a few cases to as
mnuch as five years. The United
States is without a peer in the fury
with which the rulers have attempt
ed to punish that portion of the
minority which dared to hold and
to express opinions contrary to the
will of the master class.
The Russelites, for expressing re
lgious opinion contrary to the will
of the masters, were sent to Atlanta
for twenty years. The leaders of the
I. W. W., for expressing other opin
ions contrary to the will of the maus
ter class, went to Leavenworth for
twenty years. T''he socialists, hold
ing still other views and ep+iessing
them contrary to nmanr class' 'inter
eats, received the " kine seht rce-
Twenty years! ' '
Such sentences are the gage of
battle. They are thIe challenge of
the' ruling class to thIe plain people
of the United States. They are tlhe
call to new resolve, new effort and
American workers have been
easy going in thre past. They are
inured to economic despotism. They
have endured exploitation and pov
erty-but twenty years! Will they
stand for twenty years?
The "kaisers" are not all in Iol
Bulletin Boosters should patronize
I WITH THE EDITORS 1
"Gentlemen may cry peace! peace!
But there is no peace." We had
hoped that when the central powers
threw up their, hands and surren
dered we would have peace, not only
in Europe but in America. We had
hoped that the profiteers and the
junker press would cease firing on
the 'unarmed producers and consum
ers and allow them a fair chance to
live, move and have their being. We
thought with the return of peace and
sanity the councils of defense, the
security leagues, the loyalty leagues
and similar organizations flying the
black flag of mob law or personal
hate would disband and allow justice
once more to take her seat. We had
hoped that the inflamed patriotism
induced by the poisoned gas of greed,
malice and all uncharitableness
would disappear and the average
American citizen be restored once
more to his constitutional rights. We
had hoped that the tar and feathers
and the slanders and lies and coward
ice that go with them would disap
pear with the smoke of battle. We
had hoped that the courts and pub
lic opinion, no longer influenced by
prejudice and malice and hate, would
once more do justice and not venge
ance. But nearly two long months
have passed since the armies in the
field agreed to quit, and still the war
continues under the Stars and
Stripes. No one but the chosen are
allowed to discuss even economic
questions. The armed forces of the
state are used to prevent peaceful
gatherings of peaceful citizens. Mobs
and not law still determine who shall
speak and what shall be said. Men
who have committed no offense
against the laws of the state or na
tion are held without bail, against
the express terms of the law, or sen
tenced to long terms in the peniten
tiary. Of course there lies an appeal
from these disciples of anarchy to
the higher courts, but that takes
money and time, and the accused is
usually poor and friendless.
When will this war-time injustice
cease? When will the public mind
return to the paths of sanity and see
that justice once more holds the
scales in the determination of human
rights? Shall it be said that the
United States, after fighting for and
winning a measure of justice for the
world, continues to deny justice to
her own citizens?
We hope that the reign of terror
is passed never to return. We hope
that a reawakened public sentiment
will demand the release of all purely
political prisoners. This country is
too big and the government too
strong to be menaced by any man or
men holding economic views in oppo
sition to the majority.
The problems to be solved require
the brains of the whole nation. Shall
their solution be attempted by the
leaders temporarily in control while
those who hold different opinions re
main in prison?
Let us have peace in fact as well as
in name. Let the capitalists realize
that the boys in khaki-boys from
the common walks of life-fought
this war to establish industrial as
well as political . democracy, and
when they come home they will in
sist that we have the substance as
well as the shadow for which they
This war within a war must come
to an end before we have peace. The
Huns in America-the junkers-the
profiteers, the more-patriotic-than
thou element that have been making
the 1tunnish war on the farmers and
the workers, must lay down their
arms, demobilize their forces, dis
band their leagues of infamy and in
justice or there will be no peace. It
was the centuries of autocratic in
justice in Russia that made possible
Lenine and Trotzky. It is Prussian
intolerence that brought Liebknecht
from his prison cell and placed him,
at the head of the German radicals.
It is this sense of injustice that is
the cause of the universal unrest
that takes the name of socialism, bol
shevisml and the other isms that are
threatening the social status of the
Human nature is the same where
ever we find it, in Russia, Prussia,
England or America. It will stand
about so much, then it will rebel.
What is required now in the United
States is a return to sanity and com
mon justice-a return to the rule of
law and equity under the constitu
tion. It is only thus that the uni
versal unrest among the people can
be allayed and a permanent peace as
sured.--Campbell's Scientific Farm
President Wilson is returning.
Coming back from an errand upon
which the reactionaries endeavored
to'prevent him from setting out, com
ing home from a mission which they
declared was doomed to end in fail
To what degree he has succeeded
in having his program adopted we
cannot say. We feel, however, that
the real cornerstone of a league or
a society of nations has been omitted,
namely, an agreement by all the na
tions of the world that no nation
shalll declare war until the people of
that nation vote for a declaration of
It may be that the president en
deavored to have such a clause adopt
ed and failed, but we feel convinced
that unless that clause is written into
the constitution, the league will fail
as a league of kings previously
proved unsuccessful. "
The president is returning to prob
ably the most determined opposition
which he has ever met, and in his
He told the statesmen of the world
that unless they' satisfied the plain
people, their efforts would prove a
No one seems to voice the wish of
the plain people to themselves be
come the declarers of war and the
maintainers of peace.
Some say "if America had taken
time to vote in the great war valu
able time would have been wasted,
and we would probably have voted
against going to war and this would
have been a disastrous mistake."
All of which is very true. Where
only one nation votes regarding a
declaration of war, it is easy to un
derstand how that nation might be
taken advantage of.
But because millions of our broth
ers sleep beneath the poppies of
France and tlih fields; of Belgium;
because hundreds ot' thousands of
mothers are left childless, and thou
sands of scores of wives have been
made widows all the nations of the
world are now gathered together os
tensibly for the principal purpose of
maintaining world peace.
Do we keep faith with these men
who sacrificed all for democracy if
we do not demand that one of the
real safeguards of against war be
written into the international con
stitution, the right of the people to
vote on the decclardtion of war?
With all the nations agreeing to this,
no nation can take advantage oi an
other on this score any more than on
some other covenant.
The clause which would make the
world most secure against war would
be one calling for the elimination of
the profit system, but it is probably
impossible to obtain this at this time.
But it should be possible to obtain
this right of the people to vote on
war, and later through the proper
education of the masses amend the
international constitution to elimi
Unless this voting right is put
Into the constitution, what will there
be to prevent the capitalist of some
nation when the workers are about
to come into control of the govern
ment from again engulfing the world
in war as the kaiser and the junkers
did? Because there are some of them
left who would rather have war than
rule by the plain people.
The president publicly insisting
upon this voting clause would so rally
the peoples of all nations that the
voices of his opponents would be of
Without this can it be said the
plain people have been satisfied?
Minneapolis Labor Review.
Now that our hands are freed in
Europe, each week brings its budget
of news and editorial articles calling
for intervention in Mexico, "either
by financial aid (!), with the prac
tical control that implies, or, if Mex
ico refuses that, then by overwhelm
ing force of arms," to quote the out
spoken Evening Sun. Of course, it
is a sacred duty that calls us. Mr.
Francis H. Sisson, or the Guarantee
Trust company, in addressing the
council of foreign relations recently,
irradiated the moral firmament with
this blazing luminary:
"I believe there is a much higher
law involved in these questions of
governmental readjiustment than the
right of self-determination. I would
be almost willing to advocate an in
ternational law of eminent domain
in which the interests of society as
a whole would have precedence over
any integral part thereof.
"Forward, in God's name, anoint
ing our shining silver shield with the
oil of gladness! Do not the highest
interests of an imperilled civilization
demand that the profits of Mexican
mines and oil wells enrich our cap
italists instead of benefiting the
Mexican people? Meanwhile the Mex
ican barbarians have arranged for an
interchange of students and profess
ors between their National university
and the University of Washington.
President Carranza, in an address re
fusing re-election and urging unity
in support of the constitutional re
forms of 1917, says:
"'An enemy to those reforms is
still in the field, powerful, organized,
not yet confessing defeat and look
ing forward hopefully to the possi
bility of a reaction in this republic
against the work of our revolution.
* * * I am speaking of those
dissatisfied Mexicans who, having
lost the fight at home, have estab
lished abroad the seat of their in
trigues, and in their struggle against
the constitutionalists are making use
of elements that are essentially for
eign, relying especially on powerful
foreign financial interests which still
seek to bring about the overthrow of
this government. Mexico's situation
is surprisingly similar to what it was
in the year 1860 (when the clerical
party, defeated in Mexico, appealed
to Europe, bringing in Maximilian
and the French intervention).'-
The work of making the univer
sities safe proceeds apace. Th9 Daily
Missoulian of Feb. 8 carried a tele
gram from Chancellor Edward C.
Elliott, head of the Montana's educa
tional system, suspending Louis Le
vine, professor of economics in lhe
state university, "for insubordination
and for unprofessional conduct preju
dicial to the welfare of the univer
sity." Among the younger economists
of the country, few are more favor
ably known for scholarship, sobriety,
honesty, and modesty than is Pro
fessor Levine. In September, 1916,
he was invited to the University of
Montana as one specially qualified
to combine state work with teach
ing, and was encouraged to study the
problems of taxation. Last year the
chancellor accepted his suggestion
for the publication of a series of bul
letins on the state tax situation, and
his teaching schedule was lightened
to give him time for his investiga
tions. In March, by invitation, he
spoke on mine taxation at a state
conference of farmers at Lewistown,
the university paying his expenses.
This address attracted the unfavor
able attention of the Anaconda Cop
per Mining company, and an attack
on Professor LeGine in June last fol
lowed. In November he completed
his study of mine taxation and laid
it before the chancellor. On Dec. 28
the latter itformed him that the uni
versity would not publish it, and re
quested Professor Levine himself to
postpone publicationl indefinitely.
Professor Levine, like an honest man,
proceeded to find a cotrmercial pub
lisher, and issued his book through
B. W. Huebsch. We have examined
the book. It advocates no new or
startling theories of taxation; it is a
sober examination of facts, and its
offense cobsists in stating the facts
concerning the Anaconda Copper
Mining company. The university that
dares not publish such a book is no
university, but a private possession.
Readers of the Nation may expect
shortly a full account of this impor
tant case.-The Nation.
A public labor meeting at the
Cirque d'Hver in Paris, held on Jan.
12, refuse-l to listen to the con.,,'ro:t
tive soclal-s, but sang the Interna
tional and cheered for Longuet and
the Russ t~1 soviet republic.
SAY + BJBULLETIN.