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"SQUARE DEAL" CANDIDATES For.a better andt cleaner city in whiich i live. for civic righteousiness in municipal aff'airs, vole I',r the following candidates: MAYOR .................................. W . F. DUNN TREASURER ................JAS. J. McCARTHY POLICE MAGISTRATE ..........MIKE ALLEN ALDERMEN. 18T WARD .................JOHN T. SULLIVAN 2D WARD .......................BARRY O'LEARY 3D WARD- ............ 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.) YES, JUST ONE. The Miner said edlitlorially yeslerdaly noring Iliat Ithere is .just one issue involved in this municipai(ill canllpaig alnd that is loyaltiy against dlisloyallty. For onc(e we mulst agree with lithe Miner. t11 is a questiion of lIoyally or dishloyalty to the instliiiations and tradilions handed diown by the designers and1 architects of this goverin menit. The contest is lailcti(aill)y Ietl\\een tI\~ cadlidatles-tw-o candi(dates ''hi represent the two cotlending interests in outr socielty. Each eandlidle is sullplorted lby the press that; is owned or controlled by the interest whichl lie represents ---.a press ablout which, in this conllunitiy, there is ilt, liistake. One erelresents the interests of' those who own the mna chinery of.production sand distribution. l The other represents, the..inlerests.o, ,those who, mnustl sell their labor power to the orit'iern'ofi the bnrlth. ()lie is loyal to the interests of those \\llo naintaii ai rust ling cnard and blacklist sy'sltem ito weed oult and starve oiiut every man with an inldepenldeint slpiril, who will stand upll and defend his rights or advise otlher menI to( do so: the interests that maintain lprivate armlies of gunmen iIo inlimidate and browbeat woirkers: thatt eprt w'orkintgmen in cattle cars- workingmlen with Liberty ho.nds in their pockets; interests that suppress free speech and free assemblage; that rale aii hiontest ballot to get conitrol iof legislative bodies; that main lain lobbiies to lfight child labor laws; that bribe legislatures, suborn judges, overriide the laws and1l make of ilustice a joke. Tlhe othlier is loyal lto the interests of the inillions of toiling workers, \'who Iear the b)urdens o., tihe Worhl; who delve in the mines to bring for1h the tisehl nmetals; who hew the t'or ests and saw the luimber: wiho tiil in lhe s\veaishops andl fae tories andtl stores aInd offices: \\hi(, Ilnw 11\Vll sa w andllli gather the harvests; \Itwho build and 1an1 the railroads andl ride the ships in the winter's stlrm--- thie iiltereslts of Ihe pilai, ciln Inoii woirking lpeople, whom Abe Lincolnl said the Lord iimst have loved because lie made so unny of Ithelm. Yes, it is a lquestlion of lioyallty all rightI---loyalty io Ilie spirit of the constitultion li or loyally to those interests that say. '"To hell with thle -co listi liin.' FREEDOM AND FREEDOM. Abstra.clions and high sounlding~ phasJes have ever bCeenI ,eIC of the means of the ruliIng (lass to deceive and lull the op pressed int tilhe sleelp.of ignorwance. This 'as true of the Patrician senators and the wealthy plebs 1' those \vwho I'.llCtioned as chief deceivers in the fuledal period. biil the rulling classes of the past were only amateurs ill compalrisonll it \\illthe Iour-11 goeis. They were as chiltlrenl in the kiiidergarten to post gIradluates ini college. To the bourgeois me11st he given the highest honors t'or word ca(mtIn'lIlinIg., andl IIto he 'leadling lights" of the Ipeace co(nl'erenle. thle iron crosses iof excellence,, for they are the world's greatest past masters at jtlgliong words to deceive the workers. Take fur instance those abstrueliu4Is kInon as tlreeddhl alind liberty, equality and fraternity. Sl.lgans thalt were used ill particular during tilhe French revolution and ever since tril'inly falling from thile topngues of lpoliticians, dildomats, statesmlen.l and others culturled inll the art of potlite lying. Now in the first place nothiIng is absolute. There is no such thing as absolute freedom or liberty. There can he but rel ative freedom. A greater or' lesser liberty. There is olthiiI-g in the universe free of the rest oI' all other things. Everything ' Is directly-or irnliectlly related to 'everytling else. Evr.y :tom inlldirectly influences every otlher atom and is influenced "thereby, consequently from the minutest to'the greatest bl.Rly in the unlimited comes everytlhing is more or less contriolle(I and ruled by everything else. One often hears the phase of "as flree as tilhe winds," lwhereas as a matter of facts the matter in motion that constitute the winds is but tilhe unquestioning slave o(, cosmic law. Some believe tilhe savage and thle barbarian to he free, but not so. He is the mental and physical slave of the natural Ilhenomea over which he has no control, and having- no knowledge suffers the most fearful menial as well as physical tortpres.. But though he is. a savage, relatively he is freer thi. th fanifala'ais" tnhe"' 3lW'r r+tatively freer than inor ganic matter. Power over nature means greater freedom, Union Stock Holders in the Butte Daily Bulletin UNITED MINE WORKERS OF AMIERICA-Loals: Sand Co0leS Stocket, Roundup, Lehigh, Klein. FEDERAL LABOR UNION-Livingston. MACHINISTS' UNION-Great Falls, Butte, tdi*;. MACHINISTS' HELPERS' UNION-Great Falls,L CEREAL WORKERS-Groat Falls. TTYPOGRAPHICAL UNION-Butte. BLACKSMITHS' UNION-Butte and Miles City. ELECTRICIANS' UNION-Livinguton, butte. BAKE ' t Falls. SHOE reat Falls. PLAS RS' N-Great Palls. RAILWA CAR1 PAIRERS-Ltvinpton. MUSICIANS' UNION-Butts. BREWERY WORKERS' UNION-Butte. HOD CARRIERS' UNION-Butte and Bozeman. STREET CAR MEN'S UNION-Butte. BARBERS' UNION-Butte. METAL MINE WORKERS' UNION (Independent)-Butte. PRINTING PRESSMEN'S UNION-Butte. MAILERS' UNION-Butte. STEREOTYPERS AND ELECTROTYPERS' UNION--Butte. BRIDGE AND STRUCTURAL IRON WORKE~SB-BUTTIE. PIPEFITTERS' UNION-BUTTE. BROTHERHOOD BOILERMAKERS AND HELPERS-Butte and Liv ingston. STEAM AND OPERATING ENGINEERS-Great Falls. BUTCHERS' UNION-Great Falls. BAKERS' UNION-Butte. INTERNATIONAL MOLDER'S UNION. LOCAL NO. 270-Butte. AND THOUSANDS OP INDIVIDUALS IN BUTTE AND MONTANA LAUNDRY WORKERS UNION, NO. 25--Butte. PLUMBERS' UNION-Butte. "roviding flthat power ldoes not simply become tIle instrument wherleby a ifew eli Joy greater luxuiry, at the expense of tlhe millions of thie nlluiy. Again we say, thal freedtlo is re'lliive, alnd the choncepts of (e(onolmliii aindi s(ial ifreedn.ii are determined by lie economic iand social ipoisitiion of the cltasses ini society. The itdeas of freedonl of the pilialist class are nlot. only deadlyill ill ciitracldicitioiii to those iof the class coiiscions prole Iariatli and the inistiiils of the working class inll general, blut, over the "sources" front whichi arise these concepts, there is a iiigihly hallie, the battle oft the classes. The liberty and freedom idoeas of the bourgeois sprang from Iheir desires for flreedoml of trade, fretdonm to pliundler the \vwrkliing class w\ilihoiut restraint; fledollm to carry capitalism to the four colrniors of the earlh; freedom to write, speak, and espouse i the ideology of capital: freedlom to fool. rule and rob withoi t ililrtecl'fre('e : fre inoI l Ill exl ilt. This meant the polii.a lliiiithio h of the ctpitialist class, which poweVr was evenii.ailly gainedl . and tIheretore fro .. tliie point of the capi Ilisn a sli. slt I'ireedonm, ireachelid. litl they are fools for thIlir ideas of freedom are but tranrs ielit aliitd iiist give way to those of the rising Ilproletariat just as social l'product ioi n I icessilaites scial control: just as ma chline produlll tlion and ctonceiitralitoed capital climiiiiites the cap italists I'roili useful parlicipalntis aindil through the lpower of the workt.iing class will bIe olverthlrown, so Ihe inaugullrationl of in tenai'l ihlial socialism will brinig new forms of freeidom, liberty, eqluality aid fraterniity. The workiing class ideas of fe'l'edohl. 4'jse frotii the fact that they are the oily producers of weath h.i ýel .. ti have con trol ovcer tlie iiachines of lprodllctiorL .aLid ti btl ion that they opelralte that Ithe workilng class bcigts Iask. lto eiman citalte itself' imean s frooediiom to atll lt iuaw ~ilyfyt capitalist polilt Ic frechomhi is i imiickery so lonig as the wVorkers are in dustrial slaves: that the doiiniation o n utu i''.atuiral phe uiimeina iiIi economic sicial relation.i, i ill.ir.g a higher llloln of I'reledom;ll a freedlilll nie\cver knlown toI Ihe world before; a power over the very laws, which. todayiv, r_ and curse iigiuai nit y. uist as thei savage sufferelld wih fiire but eventually niade it hiis friend bly nriderstaiidnlin aiid controlliing it,' so hiumanity sulffers today from social iiinl economic pheiinomena which once colintrolled will turn ifrom an eiiemy iinto a friend. We deninulil equality ini industry ald equality in society and this ca.ii nevei r cne unt lil onur views of frccdonm have over Ihriw\ those of' the capitalist class. Thlis will not brinlg absolute freedom to tihe hliman race, biut relative \with thai l of callitalismit it will he a million fold greater. It. will be ias the sun to the glow worm. BILL CAMPBELL FINDS COMIVPETITION. We are in receoipt, of a cireuilaar from lie Montana Loyalty league, W\ill A. Campbell, secretary. It alppears troim lihe tenor of tlhe aforesaid circular that some one else besides 1Hill (Campbii ell has disovoerel what soft money lhere is to be made by establishing paItriotism and that the virgin territory from which lill anid his .hlerts have secured inuy large and .Ijicy simoleons has beeni invaded by a inaur arder, a worldly businesslike plerson, wholi. I ill siays ldai ilive ly, is out merely to make money for hinmsell'." Little cwolnder that Bill Campbell. the tireless searcher for those iof' weak inentality and well-filled purses, who fall into a trance when Hill makes a cou.ple passe. with the flag, is lpreved that, what hlie regards as his own special graft. muast he cut fitly-'fifty. ()It heart is with Bill in this, his h11,tr oi trial, but such lhings are bould In haplleni. lIeilorable as it may be, cou.mpeilioim inevitably arises in these luerative indtlustries. \e lfear lthai much as we w\\'olhd like to assist the unselfish William in his noble wo'rk of comlbaltitn everything in the ntllre of porogress, that in this partictIlar matter we can be of but little material aid. Comtpetition is tile life of trade. T're field worked by these (.ll-rest Iaborers inl the vineyard is a rihlt one, for it appears It at evei lthe hard-headed banker fall; ail easy prey to the 'edlctive wiles oif tlhe inigraliating \\'illiatu. Live and let live is ai good maxim andl \\w see no reason why Mr. Campbell should cause the arrest an.l incarceration of a l'etlae'. :prolphot:ewho, perhaips in a hlinutle way, is trying to I servc'tilho.saim. grod worshipped by thlie levoi'ttl William. The iname of the god is Mamnmoit. 'IThe sixth floor is his I temple. \While the farmers and workers we\\te ;nuctioning off their SIt litical strength to one of tlhe old pa'nic. I tlie special interests stood behind the scenes and said: "Tlnys. y,, can promise all Syou waanl to. but you can't deliver more htian 30 cents' worth.'' 1 Thil's iwhy lthe people have never gotten iure than 30 cents' Swort .l of replresentation front the old Irlites. They dtlo say that even being born in Missouri might not S.preclude a man from being an efficient pablic servant. 1, The fictlion of the consumer is to Ite csumed. OPEN FORUM 1 This Column is conducted for and a.itten by Bulletin readers. If you have any suggestions to of fer for the betterment of condi tions in which the public in inter ested, the Bulletin offers you this opportunity for their expression and interchange of comment with your neighbors and friends. Properly to protect this Open Forumi all communications !hust be signed with the name and ad dress of the writer, but anony mous signatures will be used in the col inf reques . ,ress all ce cations 'thbi Iitor of the B lltin and please be brief and to the point. THE MAYORALTY CONTEST. Editor Bulletin: Citizens of Butte! On the 24th day of March the question of local government will be up for you to determine. President Lincoln said at the close of the Civil war: "The war has closed, but I see a power rising in this country, and I fear for its future." How prophetic was th. vision of this greatest of all Ameri cans! That power has fastened one of its tentacles upon industrial Butt-. In the past 30 years it has woven it:; slimy folds about the lives of the people in such a manner, that th" chosen servants of the people are subjected to influences that are de grading to themselves, and demoral izing to the public welfare. Puny creatures, who have been elected to positions of trust by the confiding and trustful people, due to the boisterous professions of their loyalty to the people's interests, though ac tuated solely by deceit, greed and cu pidity for fame at the public's ex pense are now offering upon the auc tion block the power of the people that they may thieve and prosper at the hands of those who seek to domi nato the free will of a city, county or state. -One-half a century ago, Butte was a deserted mining camp. Its popu lation then was men and women, who braved the dangers of the thenl sparsely settled west. They feared nothing but the wild beast and sav age red men. Here they planted the foundation of the city of Butte and the state of Montana. Fifty years have passed away and the new city and new state are in the constant throes of corporation terrors, aided by their private army of gunmen. Corporations are creatures of law and exist only through the tolerance of the people. They must be com pelled to live under the laws of the state in which they operate. They are not endowed with legislative powel outside of making rules regulating their corporate "management and subject to the laws of the state. Whenever they exceed these laws by overriding the free and untram. melled exercise of the sacred rights of citizenship their charters should be annulled. The people are awakening to the pernicious practices of many years' standing. Thejr are contemplating the initiation of a law that will abol ish private armies within the state of Montana. Another law will be in itiated abolshing the rustling card system, which is the most un-Ameri can instrument ever forced on a citi. zen of these United States and an in sult to the founders of our govern ment. The decent people of Butte have, elected W. F. Dunn to the legislature from this county. They did this in the face of all the fraud and coward ly intimidation of corrupt individ uals. He represents the true spirit of American manhood and, havin, been born in Missouri, in choosing him for mayor of Butte he will show all good citizens that our city can be redeemed. HUGH COYLE, Butte, Mont. Butte, Mont., March 10. Editor Bulletin: As I read in the Butte Whiner the other day how Nerny and Hageman withdrew from the race for mayor I could see that the A. C. M. was at it again in its foul play to get the spoils they have started on their first trfck. If it wasn't for Dunn you could easy see that just like the skypilot that wrote bolsheviki, or Jesus Christ you could put them all in a pot and which one came out win ner it would be all the same for the A. C. M. But, Dunn, you already made two quit and you will make Safety First or Barracksman Cutts quit before you are through. Go after him, Dunn, the whole of Butte is with you. Only watch their foul tactics. I will tell you one instance. I had the honor of working with a young fellow (i won't mention his name just now). He was from the central part of Mor tana, and in his life he met a man named Higgins, who happened to be deputy weight and measure inspector for western Montana. So the young fellow decided to come to Butte. He met this man Higgins, who took him to the cigar store below Hennessy's and there were quite a few playing cards there, among them was one Roy Alley. So Higgins brought his man up to Alley and said: "Here is a man for you," so they got acquainted and retired to the rear room, wherc Alley stated his terms and told the young fellow he wanted to see him on election day. When election day came the young, fellow was there with two or three others. and they were each given a list of names of those who lad died or left town, old fMen and young men. Alley told them: "If you get arrested there will be a friend there to shake your hand and bail y~4 out, a friend you never saw befori, and you will never be brought to trial. That is all there will be to it." So they went fromt one precinct to an other voting names of mnen old enough to be their fathers, but noth ing was said to them. After theii. job was performed they all went to the livery barn behind the Florence hotel, their meeting place, and from there they went to a room in the rear of the Cyrus Noble saloon, where they got pretty well intoxicated. The young fellow was promised a job, but the best he got was a tough job load ing, but by being a steady worket he Anfinaly got on the motor, where I GENERAL INFORMATION FOR WATCHERS AND CHECKERS Before receiving any ballots the judges must, in the pres ence of any persons assembled at the polling place, open and exhibit the ballot box and remove any contents therefrom, and then close and lock the same, delivering the key to one of their mhembers and thereafter the ballot box must not be re moved from the polling places or presence of the bystanders until all the ballots are counted, nor must it be opened until the polls are finally closed. The judges must be legal voters in the precinct where the election is held. No person whatsoever shall do any electioneering within any polling place or in any building in which an election is be ing held. No person shall remove any ballot from the voting place be fore the closing of the polls. No elector shall receive a ballot from any other person ex cept the judges having charge of the polls. No elector shall vote, or offer to vote, any ballot except such as he has received from the judges having charge of the ballots. No elector is at liberty to use or bring into the polling place any non-official sample ballot. Any elector who by accident or mistake spoils his ballot may by returning his spoiled ballot, receive another in place thereof. Any elector who declares to the judges, or when it appears that he cannot read or write, or that because of blindness or other disability, he is unable to mark his ballot, but for no other cause, must upon request, receive assistance of two of the judges who shall represent different parties, in the mark ing thereof, and such judges must certify on the outside there of that it was so marked with their assistance. The judges must receive the ballot, and before depositing it in the ballot box must, in a loud tone of voice, announce the name, and also the residence of the person voting, and the same must be recorded on each poll book. Any person offering to vote may be orally challenged by any elector of the county, upon any of the following grounds: 1. That he is not the person whose name appears on the register or check list. 2. That he is an idiot or insane person. 3. That he has voted before that day. If the challenge is on the ground that he not the person whose name appears on the official register, the judge must tender him the following oath: "You do swear that you are the person whose name is entered on the official register and check list." If the challenge is on the ground that the person has voted before that day, the judges must tender the person challenged this oath: "You do swear that you have not voted before this day." If the party challenged takes the oath, he is entitled to vote. If he refuses to take the oath, or refused to be sworn and to answer the questions touching matters of his residence, he must not be allowed to vote. If the challenge be determined against the person offering to vote, the ballot must without examination be destroyed in the presence of the person offering the same. The judges must cause the clerks to keep a list showing the names of all persons challenged, the grounds of such challenge, the determinations of the judges upon the challenge. Any person violating any of the matters hereinbefore pro hibited are guilty of a violation of the election laws of the state of Montana, and any citizen seeing and hearing a violation of any of these provisions, is authorized, under the law, to arrest the offender, and to deliver him to the county jail of Silver Bow county, Montana. As soon as the polls are closed the judges must immediately proceed to canvass the votes given at such election. THE CANVASS MUST BE PUBLIC IN THE PRESENCE OF BY 8TANDE:RS, AND MUST BE CONTINUED WITHOUT AD JOUFNME:NT UNTIL COMPLETED AND THE RESULT TJIERE:OF IS PUBLICLY DECLARED. In making the count the ballots must be opened singly by one of the judges, and the contents thereof, while exposed to the view of the other judges and the bystanders, must be dis tinctly read by the judge who opens the ballots. As the bal lots are read the clerks must keep by tallies, on a sheet in the tally book, the number of votes cast for each person. had the honor of meeting him. So there you are Mr. Citizen. Thai is the kind of people the Butto Whin er upholds in this struggle to keep you down. There could be a, whole lot more told, but the others were given goou jobs with good pay to keep their mouths shut. That is the kind of opposition Mr Dunn has to contend with, so Goda speed him on his journey to the seat We need another Duncan and you at the man to take his place. You made a great impression upon the working men of Seattle when you spoke there last year. They idolize you, so it is up to the people of. Butte to let the world know they have a great man amongst them. The A. (: M. fears you; they are terribly afraid of you. They would do to yot, what was done to Frank Little, but the assassins are too cowardly to come out again, and when you gel into office clean out that dirty bunch that sits in the city halil and abusee people and beats them and upholds the A. C. M. in the dirty political game. Do the same as Duncan did. HIe cleaned it out, but the A. C. M. got them back to continue their dirty work. So out with them all. They are all out to beat you in this elec tion, so show them that they are the real losers. And to the skypilot who wrote boi sheviki or Jesus Ghrist, give me bol sheviki. If the likes of that fellow is put on earth to preach politics he should turn toward Jesus and sec him looking over the field of bullets and guns, saying "In my pame after 1,900 years they are still butchering each other," and "Thou Shalt No. Kill." See what they did in politics in France, in Spain and in Mexico. They should profit by that lesson anm stay out of politics. Their game is a great one and a great graft and they, too. like the capitalist are afraid of their job and they will have to get out and earn their daily breao. Anyway they are the next step to capitalism. They are there to foot the people like the Butte Whiner. Well, Mr. Skypilot, do as Chr;st said: "Go out and heal the sick and raise the dead" and not be preaching about bolsheviki and your job might last a little longer. Well, I thank you. ART IIEGEII, 0 0 No Middle of the Road. 0 -o Allied statesmen, who are looking for a middle ground between capital ism and bolshevism, should heed the words of Nicholas Tschaikowsky, president of North Russia. "We have no common ground with the bolsheviki; there is only one settlement possible between us; either we prevail over them, or they prevail over us." Tschaikowsky is talking sense the same sense that Lincoln talked in 1858 when he said: "No house divid ed against itself can stand; either this nation must be all slave or all free." Europe cannot exist part capital ist and part socialist. The issue is drawn; the conflict is on. Compro mise is futile, because there can be no effective compromise between the spirit of autocracy represented by modern capitalism and the spirit of democracy, represented by the work ing class governments of Europe. Europe will be ruebd by the pluto crats or by the workers, and the present struggle will continue until a decision is reached. The line of social evolution leads inexorably to ward the ultimate victory of the workers. Italy has declared a general am nesty for all its political and inde - trial prisoners. Why should demo cratic America allow a monarchy to be ahead of her in this enlightened policy'?