OCR Interpretation

The Butte daily bulletin. [volume] (Butte, Mont.) 1918-1921, July 24, 1919, Image 6

Image and text provided by Montana Historical Society; Helena, MT

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045085/1919-07-24/ed-1/seq-6/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for 6

Would Cost Britain Nothing, Satisfy Big'
United States interests, and Leave
Europe Open, Says a Remarkable
Satirical Report to Lloyd George
This, the thi.d inst lentU 1 oa t1e rTelUn..rt Q',! ilh doeminit, i "'11he ReI,
conquest-of 1Amenr c .' is reprtited int Tle ltlletli today from thet New
York Call, in ,which new-"r:atr it ,.i:nt!y Ireceived first press publieation.
The readers of the prey'. ng r =:;,l.w'ts have tltundoubtedly noticed that
while the pamphlet, which lurt ots to. b the o'.lrt of an anonyatmous
writer to Premier Lloyd (let rge of Eniland, is applar'ently a satire, the
writer thereof had imitlrate iitoi, l(tdge of ftacts, some of which are nlow
known generally, while t.lhers ile less genltra.. knownl. The doculment
intimates that for seviertl .a:' th: olicy and mass psychology of the
United States has b, 'n co:itrolled b1y ioe British foreign offi-e.
The origin.i IV ..r ihet' imprint of A Gordon Brown & Co., 164 East
Thirty-seventh street, New York, and thc' pn.albshers explain that tle text,
in typewritten form, i, foa'- near ti .\IlMadison atvenue, N ew Yorki, the
former residence of Sir i.' Iliaum Wiseltin, clhift of the liltishi secret serv
ice in America.
This instalmen is of timely inil. "-st twcause of its prophetic refer
ences to the prt-c:t Mlexi;can situationt.
THIR 'I ;1:i iEINT.
The profuse bestowal of t ;, .. s.(' :lI ipreferlm ntslll , nlllive'sity d' e
grees and honoraryr .'cm,1 r 1)l'. olr . ta edl l i l scieltific societie.ts,
has greatlt facilitated miy task. It likewise his served to create. here a
numerous and readily recognizall,' class pimtudly conscious of its distine
tion from the imtb, and determi.ilnee to oexact fromiit it due reierence to
hierachical author; y in social and .. enltal :tl:f;irs.
You have already been provided with a copy oif the Anmerican \VWho's
Who-an imitation of our intellectuall regislter of 1he lsame nulmeO. I enl
close a copy of '"ihe Fir!t 'tamnilita of America''i," which, atccotrding to the
publisher, is the Amlelrican eqtuiv'alenti of "Ul'inll's Peerage," and frotl'
which you may see at a glance the l :pathetlic eagerness with which the
proadfgal colonist apes our social s ;'r,..
Lists of the English born
trained American hislups, min: ;t· .
presidents, professors, iectlul'ars, .!
thors, actors, clhrtered arcolrut:nts
etc., are given in appendicu ., 16-I 2 .
where all have reninered soperlati o
servce it would ho invidious to lis
tinguish one for praise, but I have
ventured to select. certain: whose nu
hanced loyalty would be of great
value totus in the near future, and
to' submit their nanlvs to you in
appendix 30.
On your recommendation his
majesty might be graciously pleased
to deign to signify : smine way the
royal appreciation of the. zeal shown
by tiese persons in our c'a.r:paigln.
May I also call your attention to tihe
services of Profc.l:crs tRichard (ott- '
heil of Columbia university in our
cabmpaign against the iliinlus, and of
Miss Elizabeth Marbuey and lMessrs.
Charles McCarthy ndl .itartl l1attets I
in thiat against the Irish.
The cost of convertinglll Ami.(lri
can into a.'i(olonist of his lajesy is
now $0.5:3. Our ex'xpnses we1 have
met by a levy on thil populatioln.
Some of the inhaibitants we induced
to pay by terror, particularly those
of Gellman extraction. Ot hers we
subjected to a social tax. Bu3t the
great mass of people paid pieac(elful
ly and cheerfully in t ho . forl'l of
molleys exchanged for the education
and amusements whir', we made
obligatory for them.
In fact. we have unoslt lltat.ioll.ly
imposed a, indeunity with i conll
sent of the people of the counlllltry we
are occupying, I- .1 we 1ha1e as unl
ostentatiously d:.ledd it h(re for
the purpose of rendering )our occul
pation permuanent. 1 k1now of O
comparable achievemnlll- ;111 ih h1
tory of the empires; Itui ih,'n lilt
is no people c.omiaral'o with 1 Ihe
In a proper acco'uill!t :I:_ O ,
the moneys paid by tui5J p, 0ile for
carrying thpmn to. firhlt for us i1n
France v, cild ju: 'iy be ,redit:(d 0
my departmtdAt. i'he inuigll ni ,ant
deficit I have now so rIport wo:Itl
then be converted itnto ;: .atlan, Iu
Makes GGoodDinners
Taste Better
A bottle of izelso with your noon hour.
It will put psp into your dinner--double
your enjoyment over good eats--in.
crease' e strength od the food itsell
-at1 aid beter digestion.
S:> "Better-
Satisfies. 00
Sold and svred at all soft-drink stores HAMM EEL CO
Byelso. Dis. Co.
- 02 Uttall Ave.
Bitte. Iont.
i,:,r far'o,: o1r ioa'ily $200,tt )tJ,t00. I
(;olIpers . ids Englanol Nobly.
MIr. (lonpoers so recently reported
i') you in person that. I need man.e
no Xienlded referenlce to the labor
aspect of ouiir canmpaign. Biut. can-1
not let p1ass this opportunitY to
reco'rd our11 appreciati)on of the in
nuInCer1Ible wailys ill whiich the loy
alty of M'Ir. Gomnpers ihas been deln
.onstrated. He checkllnated stril:esi
here which might have impleddd the
aid this country rendered us in the
Wa r.
Hie beneficially (onlt rolled I lhe
labori r Iress 'whiclh leill(lhe our adl
v-slo 1 sl' li nor iIr1. illIleson rcouldl
effective' ill ianti ice . hle has l aes'
1 organieitIbor here more inpleriant
Than is labor ill Eniglandl, as was
Ishow t mil lstodlie in ilhis ri iecentl
toui'. London J(ewry mallIy well hi
proud of it i r. (lonipers, whosel'
lnioe will raiilik wilh a )israeills as
-:i empire l uilder.
I iwoulld also like l o mnltlion o
othel r o1f ouril loyal lritish-bol' llrn labolr
(1' . ters, Mr. John Saro, not ii r iie
i' lt 'lhis worti in aniglicising O 1arl
s ,Irx, io1' yet for his sueessfu'l io
war riulbt on the Siocialisl party, but
for til ,ountenancc he lent to 'ir.
(oiipers amlonlg the extremists in
iir'ope durin i his rc'eoit tour.
lt the financiial w\orld the Anglo
A., .r 1n alliance is ii well-estiai
li1ied fIac. I lAnd as lhe consiortium
for . 1i0i, and the' security l i'npu y
for lMexico sholi. our brokers and
.1, aids hav, btcome the lunchal
iinged finainciers of the world. We
have hoinl particularly fortunate in
ot1 fiscal agents here, .tessrs. Pier
1, ' Al i orga t ( Co. The cotinnis
s ns they chlarged, both as brokers
and til chasing agents, no doubt
Serei high 'iinouiglt to warrant I lheir
.hm Iiiiry tr eatml t l at tihe' iands iof
Mr. Il four ditring his visit here.
! :it they advantageously placed
1 our ma1it bond issues, iland overy
i Amiericu: !al'er of these 1,noids, lha
t ing 'iow a stake in\ tihe emlpire, is ai
I ,,1 de i ofi its ilntegrity alid a o
ti toniial supportil 'er of its extensioln
oV'r here. Their sii rvices ill Illtting
(his countrIy into the war nmy inot
have been altrulistic, but they wrc'e
no1111 the less effective.
They contributed liberally to our
Amerim a nization campaign. They
ousted :\iss Boalrdman, andll throulgh
Messirs. Taft and II. P. )Davisllon they
naltionaliz( d and dire'ctled the Ameri
can IuRed (Cross, and theln intiernat|ion
alized it under the direction of !ir.
H. P. Davison.
'l'hrough MI. 'l'hon.as Lanmnt they
Ilurch,( llu'sed Harper's 3agaillne all tllhe
New York Evening Post. Through
fihe adverliseris thely control, theY
InewI.paer policy. Messrs. .Inmont
and Davison gave you invaiuable aid
at 1 he peace confellirence. They
loaned $200,000,000 to .Ipllln, that
oiol: ally might build a fleet to coll
petei with America in lhe Pacific
carllr'yilg ri'iltes. Their aittemplts to
retain for as control o(, the inter
national miercantile marih are well
known to .you.
And I would lie remiss if I did' not
remind you that they relieved the
govenment of considerable embar
rassment by pensioning worthily the
widow of our late ambassador. Sir
Cecil Spring Rice, at a time when
the antagonism of Lord Northcliffe
made iit impossible for us officially
to do so. As the greater part of
their capital is invested within the
1em1pire, the government of his
majesty will; doubtless, have oppor
tunities to apl)reciate the value of
the services of Messrs. Pierpont
MIorglll & Co.
1·.... <add,< li.·..hn
Parliament for( Otto Kahn.
Events and Lord Reading have
also brought to our aid the strength
of other international financial
groups here. The development of
China and of Mlexico, and possibly
also of Russia, will prove a task in
which all may harmoniously unite.
Sir Edgar and Lady Speyer might
perhaps be now allowed to return to
England, and the seat in parliament
which Mr. Otto Kahn was about to
occ(upy when war broke out might h
be now sold to himn. b
Bermudian Mr. Outerbridge directs b,
the New York Chamber of Conw
mlerce as other loyalists direct the
Chamber of Commerce in other wi
Amterican cities. Our power over at(
the commercial press may best be in
made clear to you by recalling to th
your attention lthe manner in which to
unclha.lengted we paslsed the "Ameri- In
can" line to Anterica When we
wisled to shaume this country into fo
resentment of the GOerman blockade, a
and likewise unchallenged reclaimed ic
it publicly, when--the war being E
over-.it. was desirable to do so. tli
Our censorship, our cable control, tli
and our British-born chartered ac- rc
count'lants place uis in a position to tI
make American traders accept open (1
hargains openly arrived at. Ou'r
control of shipping and our indis- pI
Sitilable plre-eiminence in international t\
banking and fiscal affairs, enablein
us to shiuti the American trader out
o)f thIe nlon-Amelrican lmarkets of the d
world, an exclusion which we can vi
maltke tearly absolute by lpassport.
reguilations and by our officers at it
She Iporlt o New York who keep us c,
itfl'omllld of the data found on re- t(
lurnilng Amlerican comIIImercial agents. it
In the South Amnerican field we
have establlished as the result of the c
1lBunsen mission, not only admirable p
commercial relations wiit Peru, but t,
also a credit of $50,000.t000 in Urn- ,,
guay, and of $50,0t00,0011 in Argen- d
Slina. Moreover, we placed upon I
Am lerica'n officials Ithe onus of the t
- various Soutlh American blacklists
Swe\ drew tip, and thus (llcrateld al g
Santipathy to the Aiimerican trader o
Swhich f'urther c(irlcnscribes his field. e
South of the Rio Grande an Alme
- llan tradler will soon bei as rare ias
an Indian on the shores of Manhattan
--andlll as mulllch appreciated. 1 would 1
- suggest that his majesty be advised c
- to resogllize the valuable services of c
s oull leading South American consuls t
Salld agents, especially honoring those t
r who judiciously blacklisted popular
f native traders in the name of Amler
SIn fact, Anerican comlulerce exists
Y largely by our favor. And of the trad
-rs, the more astute, realizing their
I posilionl, have wisely become one with
ius in imperial spirit and purpose;
while tih less astute have mnostly be
)co1e( hbankrupt.
ThrIoluglh our fiscal agents here atind
our aids who nact for the other allied
countrie.s, as Sir Clifford Sifton acts
for Iuinmania, we have become the
world's pl)urchasiers. Moreover, the
wiar has made us the custodian of
the greater part of the world's raw
i (....h .,. ,,* : ,,1, I .. .., . h " h,,.
With moneys lent to us by the
.1melllian governmlllllent for war pur
poses wIe hiave, acting tlhough quasi
Ameriean compuanies, lby the aid of 13
Iir. ('onnop Gluthrie, obtained control o
of large oil fields in ('alifornlia and in b
Costa Riea,.
And through the nationalization by a
his majesty's government of the 1
('owdray, Pearson and Royal Dutch e
Shell interests in Mexico, we, having t'
bIecoume masters of the Mexican, Ca
iladian, Rulanian, Armlenian, Per-,
sian and lesser oil fields, now largely 1
control the oil fuel of the world, and t
thereby the world's transportation
and industry. We have not yet suc- It
eeeded ill controlling the pipe lines 1
owned by the Standard Oil company! "
and its subsidiaries. for these con- tl
panies have been long established. i
But, although uncontrolled comn- 1
panies may continue to get their oil 0
to the seaboard, the proposed system c
of preferential treatmuent of our uni- II
versal oiling station. for slhips sup- r
plied at the po't of departure with
British oil (Appendix 37), will Ipre- 1
vent the use of any oil but ours upon
the high seas.
This control would enable lls to
exert such pressure as would male c
Amlerican industrial interests almenll
able to his majesty's pleasure. But v
it would be unwise to make disci
plinlary use of our fuel power before t
we secured remlission of our $401,- t
000,00l1 debt,.
Otherwise the American industrial I
interests might retaliate by forcing c
the United States government to ex
act fronl us the agreed interest, tole
mnaintailt tariff barriers against our e
merchandise, and to withdraw sup- 1
port from the rate of exchange, t
which would make our labor and re- I
sources for years pay tribute to this i
country-an unnatural, unfilial and
unthinkable proceeding.
We are conducting ia vigorous t
campaign for the cancellation of this I
war.debt, ont the grounds (a) tlut t
.. .. ... .
r is
she will deliver sev1eral lectures blef nei the wiiikeis on behalf of her hus
bainl, Toi Moontey, wo was selteilced to a living death i :i prislo by Sali
1Inliciscon ' .1fi rs ". y_ "___
Mrs. ena Money ill rriveill Intte omorow (Fiday) Whil her
'lie - ill dliverSevera lectues be we th %+"orei's n behaf of hr bus
band Tor Mone, wo wa setened o alivng dathin risn b Sa
uwe fought America's fight for her for i
two years-Awhile she was prospering
in cowardice; and (b) that at least
the inaterial burdens sh.ouldl e dis
tributed justly, it the wo1rld is to be
mlade safe for demolocrac(y.
Synchronously with this agitation
for the remission of our debt we are'
agitating for further loans of Amer
ican money to rebuild our malrkets inl
Europe. There is no possibility of
these two agitations endangering
their mutual success. For \w h:ave
repeatedly proved beyond qlluestion
(thatl the American mind c('anlnot syn
chronously fix and c'orrelate facls.
Two cognate items in the newe
paper inettns to the American public
two unrelated indel)endent slate
iments to be judged each on its merits.
le.nce, we are able in a cloltl of canl
dor to state the merit of the loan-
viz., Ihlit unless the money Ie, lent
to us We cannot pay the interest on
it. InI these agitations we are re
ceiving valuable, if not wholly disin
terestedl, aid fronl oulr financial aux
iliaries and fiscal agent.s.
We lha\ve attellmptedl to create a
common council by which industrial
patronage could be judiciously dis
tributed to pacify and to placate such
selfish interests as now threaten to
disturb our plans. So lang as we al
low industrial interests to satiate
their appelite for plrofit at our ex
pense, at the expense of those we
govern, or. as hero. it the expense
of those we rule but doh not yet gov
ern, it matters inot to thetm what al
legiancre prevails.
The intrinsic patriotitn of Anmer
ican industrialists scenlls Ito Ib re
inarkably low; indeed, it rarely ex
Coeds 1.98 (per cent of the niormal av
elrage of lhe popuilation... Investiga
tion has clearly dmconstrated (a)
that profits increasing in geometrical
progression anlgumen i ill arithmetical
progression the cofficient of allegi
ance to the country of their origin;
and (b) that profits decreasing in
arithmetical progression, diminish in
geomletritl lpl'oglression that co
1 efficient of allegiance (Note on lhe
Profit-Patriotism RIatio, Appendix
1). C
The origin of the profits may be h
either dilneslic, or' foreign sources, t
markets or lalbor; to the counitry of t
origin ill every ,cuise allegiance coin
forims. In exclhange for industrial t
allegiance we arte offering oplportuni
ties for profit in China, in Mlexico,
and in Russia.
Ineciting Wi \al in Mexico.
In 1Mexico. our friends made a ten
tative adventure with the gallant
Blanquet; but it mniscarried, perhaps,
owing to a slight misunderstanding
between the bond interests and the
industrial interests. However, we
are quietly continlluing our" work in
Mexico until the United States gov
ernnlent sh:tll bte put in a position
to take it over.
An Amierican war with Mlexico
would cost is unotiti ng; it wouldI sat
isfy certain .lnerl'ican industrial in
terests; it would guailantee our title
to the .Mexican oil fields; it would
huinble, by itlupoverishintg, this purse
proud people; it would give us nll
opportullnity to show thle Amlelricllln
that lhe--isolated in the worl-ld-neeids
ourt l potectioll against ouri ally,
Jalpan; and, while America was
busily warring, we woulhd enjoy it
cleair field in the E1tt'opeiau, Africatn
and Asiatic trade, together with the
monopoly iof ithe intrlkets of a Soullth
Atierictt hostile to the Monuroe l)oc
triuaries of dehllocrt. cy.
For these reilaons ourilt press is
fully relportingt Mexican oultrages, but
aii strange' ' tapltlliy seenls to itavi fallen
on tilhe people, au atpatly fromll iwhich
only border riaiits or speciatl tatrocities
will rouse theml.
Obviously, timle is needed to satisfy
tile detllandll s of the Americtlan inldusi
trialist and to consolidate our hold
onl himi through foreign sources aind
lmarkets. M.2 ii -tile, labor is en
croachinlg onil his profits; and thle in
dustrialist is seeking front his gov
ernlmenlt compensation through ts:
annd our fiscatl igents, in spite of their
control of the industrial credit sys
tein, have failed to raise the profit
patriotism co-efficient to the level of
imperial unity.
Below that level imperial unit.
cannot be securely established upon
the debris of the constitution here.
We will not ipassively peruit thie
unlity to bIe ]low mlenaited twhten it
is all but perfect. Has not Anmerica,
while still maintaing an outward
show (if independence, yielded to our
wishes in the Panama canal tolls andi
('anadian fisheries dlisputes-as was
fitting and fillial?
Was not. America happy to fight
our war in Europe? Was not
nAmerica., like ('anada, willing, not
only to pay her own war expenses,
buit also t loan i us money for ours?
Was not America, like Canada, con- f,
tent to seek nothing in return for her el
war duty, so long as the motherland d
was completely indeemnified in Egypt n
and the rest of Africa, in Persia, g
Mlesopotamiia, Syria, and elsewhere? c
Was not America as proud to be
honored by knighthood and lesser G
Stitulary distinctions, as Canada was, S
or rather miore proud? n
ilts not IPreisidlent Wilson cancelled s
tihe lbig lnavy pirograili, anld dutlifully b
concededl to ius the commnllllldln of the p
s.cn, confilenl that, we shall defend 11
Aiiuerica against all future foes. that t
nmay thriltilen our supremacy, just as t
we defenldeld Alimerlica andtl Ctanada
agaiinst, (iern.any? i
In matters lingual, legal and finan- i
cial; fiscal, colnnmmercial, social, even- 6
gelical; administralive, marital, I
naval, educational--are not in all
theso matllers the established rela- v
tions of America to England, in kind I
-it nlot yet precisely in degree--[
identical with the relations of the
otheli colonies aind dominions to the t
Indeed, I itiighlt justifiably sustain I
the thesis that this soi-distant Ameri
a . 1ui roullic is now lmore happily
and miore closely bound to the em- I
pir thall are, for Oxalmple, the un
grateful and insolent colonies which l
lately were the Boer republics.
As long as President Wilson, with
our a(lnadian-borin sercetary of the
interior, MIr. Franklin Lane; with our
Scolchl-born secretary of labor, Mr.
W\. i. W\ilson, and with our London
born Mir. Samueil Gonlpers, controls
the administration, imperial unity
will daily grow more intimate and
mnore perfect.
But I regret to inform you that our
coninlittee on American elections has
reported (Appendix 3S) that, no Ilut
ter how lavi.tshly we fiinanlce the next
t election, the WVilson amulnliuistration
will then passlla, uand with it, perchanlllce,
tlunt absolut. e iadministralitive control
over the legtislaturle, which has
mieanlt, so imuch to us. Wilful, wanton
alnd wicked meln will unite in the
next election wilth labor and those
industrialists whose profit-patriotismii
t ratio has be.en allowed to fall below
lhe threshold of loyaltly to imlperial
Those combined forces of disorder
will seek to elect a legislature which
will attempt to make the administra
tion responsible to it, instead of to
us and our auxiliaries, and will strive
to rend tile bonds which bind this
colony to the motherland, for the
sole. selfish and seditious purpose of
erecting a separate, national, eco
nomic unit, independent of us--and
even, perhaps, competing with us.
We mlust, therefore, hasten to re
move from this legislature, with the
aid of our supporters here, such of
its powers as could be used against
imperial unity. In other words we
must quickly act to transfer its dan
gerous sovereignty from this colony
to the custody of the crown. We
must, in short, now bring America
within the empire. God helping us,
we ailn do no other.
The first visible step in this direc
tion Ihas been taken; Presidelit Wil
son has accepited and sponsored thle
plan for a league of nations which
we prepared for hint. We have
wrapped this phln in the peace treaty
so that theilt wOrld must accept froml
us lhe legnie or a continuance of
the war. The league is in substance
the eumpire h with America admitted
onl tihe s;ame basis as oiur other col
The effectiveness of tihe league
will depend upon the power with
which it can libe lendowed, and that
will hinge upon the skill with which
the cardinal fuiictions of the Amer
ican legislature are transferred to
the executive council of the league.
Any abrupt change may startle the
ignoranllt Amlerican imasses and rouse
themui to action agaliinst it,' and ils.
Our best. policy, therefore, would be
to apploint President Wilson first
president of tile league.
When tile 14 points seemed to
our government twice seven deadly
sins, I analyzed with care his di
verse and tnumterous notes and dis
courses and divided them into their
two parts: One, the Wilson creed
"I believe in open -covenants, and in
the freedom -of the seas,":etc.; and
two, the Wilson commandment
"Migiht shall not prevail over right.
the serti'g "sliill not oppress the
weak," etc.
Fromll "tile too proud to fight" and
"hle kept as out of war" .episodes, I
ventured to ddduco' (Sept. 29, 1918,
Appendix 36) that he would at
the appropriate moment oblige us by (
transiferring thIe not from his Conm
nlitan!uents. of his creed, without its
iucllh as fa "May I not," and'ill such
a way that this people would be none
the wiser.
The plain people of this country
are inveterate and incurable hero
worshippers. They are, however,
sincere in sentiment, and for a hero
to become established in the public
shrine he must first succeed in get
ting his name associated with phrases
and slogans that seem to reflect the I
hndefined aspirations of the average
inhabitant. When this has been ac
complished, the allegiance is at once
transferred from the sentiment to
the maker of the longed-for phrase.
No onie understands this peculiarity
of the native behavior better than
Mr. Wilson, which accounts largely
for his exceptional usefulness to us.
He knows that Americans will not
fcrutanize any performance too close
ly, provided their faith in the per
former has been adequately estab
Mr. Wilson has since made the
transfer amid American acclamation.
In the same way he will now be able
to satisfy them that, far from sur
4rendering their independence to the
league, they are actually extending
the sovereignty by it. He alone
can satisfy them in this.
He alone can father an anti-bol
shevik espionage act which, judiciall,
interpreted, will enable appropriate
punitive sneasures to be applied to
any American who may be unwise
enough to assert that America must
againl declare her independence. And
he alone, therefore, is qualified to
act for us as first president of the
(To be continued.)
(By United Press)
Sacramento. Calif., July 22.-Cali- 1
fornia began an experiment in the
cabinet form of state government to
day. The department of agriculture
was established to control all state I
governmental Activities of an agri
cultural nature.
State Horticultural Commissionel
G. 1H. Hecke has been selected by Gov.
Stephens as cabinet officer to head
new department. If the trial prove:
Isatisfactory bills will be introduced
before the next legislature for a com
plete cabinet system of state.govern
1 ment, with 12 departments in addi
t tion to a division of finance, to con
trol all governmental functions.
A bill providing for the department
of agriculture was passed by the leg
- islature this spring. All laws passed
- during the session, except emergency
measures, became effective today.
A law giving the wife equal rights
- with the husband in testamentary dis
:1 position of community property.
- among those becoming effective to
e day, is to be fought in the courts, to
c test its constitutionality.
It calls for a division of the com.
n munity property, unless otherwise
i disposed of in the will, and requires
y consent of both husband and wife
_ for the testamentary disposition.
State aid for orphans is greatly in
11 creased beginning today. Orphans
and half orphans will now receive
11 $10 per month, where half orphans
e formerly got $6.25 and whole or
phans $8.33.
State elementary school appropria
1- tions are also greatly increased, the
is rate being raised front $550 to $800
.y per teacher.
d A state industrial farm for delin
quent women is authorized, and
11" $150,000 appropriated to found it.
1s The label "imitation milk" is re
t_ quired on all milk products in which
et any adulterants are used. This law
,1 was framed to hit milk canners whc
remove the butter fat from milk, re.
ol placing them with cocoanut oil, o
is other substitutes.
ui The revised motor-vehicle act
u1 while raising the speed limit from
,, 30 to 35 miles, makes many new
n1 safety regulations for auto traffic
w It standardizes traffic rules by mak
al ing the state rules effective in cities
and towns throughout California, as
1r well as upon the highways in the
:h country districts.
a- - - -
Lansford, Pa., July 24.--A gas ex
plosion killed two men and seriously
injured 1S others at a mine owned 1
by the Lehigh Coal and Navigation I
company here.
Washington, July 24. - Reports I
received by the United States bureau
of mines from state mine inspectors (
of all states except Kentucky show (
that 176 men were killed during i,
April, 1919, in and about the coal
mines of the states reporting, as
compared with 21)8 states, excepting
Georgia and Oregon, in March, 1918,
The 1919 figures show a decrease of
32 fatalities from the record of the
previous year.
Kansas City, Mo., July 24.--Warn
ings that the western harvest fields
are already- oversupplied with labor
for completing the wheat harvest as
far north as the Canadian line has
been issued by the federal employ
ment bureau. It is stated that men
are pouring into the harvest -belt
with little prospect for employment
for the late arrivals.
Martinsburg, W. Va., July 24.
Textile workers at this place have or
ganized and affiliated with United
t Textile Workers.
Capitalist Press Used. to
Send Out Propaganda of
the Lusk Committee aind
New York, July 24.-"Hands off
Labor's University" is the fighting
slogan of thousands of men and:woii
en who are combatting the effort of
the politicians, the , labor-hating
Union League club of Fifth avenue,
New York, and of enemies of labor
generally, who through the courts.
through the Lusk legislative commit
tee, by the use of spies and false re
ports sent out through the capitalist
press are seeking'to wreck the Rand
School of Social Science, which' has
been supported for 13 years by So
cialist bodies, labox unions and labor
sympathizers. More than 5,000 stu
dents, representing every state in
the union and many foreign countries
were enrolled in the institution, at
7 East 15th street, New York,, :.last
year. The fact that so many young
people, who would otherwise be de
aied an education were attending a
e school that presents real truths from
g the worker's standpoint, alarmed the
e labor crushers. Hence the attacks of
the politicians of the Lusk commit
tee, which was created as the result
of a move started by employers who
are members of the Union.. lea~gue
a club, America's most aristocratic and
· reactionary social organization.
it abor organizations are yatlying to
( 'the support of the school .by the
0 scores. Socialist bodies ar,:upanm
nmous in their stand. Every liberal
and labor publication in New York
is exposing the methods and purposes
of those who are attacking the
school. A number of ministers have
united in a delaqil4 for fair play. Col
lege professo'rs have: 'ailded their
voice to the protest. In addition to
.his, powerful persons who: disagree
with the schedl's views,'but who be
lieve that liberty is not yet dead in
America, are followifg: the lead of
Samuel Untermyer, one. of .America's
foremost lawyers,. who.gives his serv
ices to the institution without' fee,
and are coming to the side of the
school in the fight. Last but not
i- ldast, the thousands of former stu
10 dents of the Rand school who are
o. aow serving labor as organizers,
t" speakers and. teachers, are :being
tc heard from in all parts of the coun
.i try. The fight is being carried on
in the courts without ceasing. Hard7
e1 ly a day passes but some new court
. action is taken by Mr. Untermyer, S.
td John Block and I. M. Sackin, attor
e; neys for the school. Actions' are
'd pending for the return of the prop
- 'erty of the school taken in the raid,
o. ther actions to prevent the use of
i- the school's books, papers and docu
m. ments in garbled newspaper reports
tn "'widespread and vicious propa
ganda against the school," as Mr.
Untermyer described it. At present
the committee is forbidden by the
courts to use the material taken.
The proceedings to annul the char
ter under which the school operated
and to appoint a receiver, as well.as
to restrict the school by injunction
have been defeated thus far. This
case comes up for trial July 30.
The attack upon the school is the
only anti-labor and anti-socialist
move thus far which has necessitat
ed daily appearance in court, except
when a trial was being had.' It is
probable that the attorneys will have
to spend part of nearly every day un
til October or November in some
court or other. While the cases-be
ing brought against the school are
fought out, the punitive actions
against officials and othersw htwiaJve
broken the law in their. effort to
lestroy the school WilllbegIfl' .
Something of the plans behind the
movement againstA2r .IEpLlq1h3'i. ol
is beginning'to be irtade public. The
Lusk colimmittee is'co-eoperating with
'labor-haters in Pdfhiisyrlvrila, Ohio,
Michigan and other states, to extend
the' campiaignl 'against .radical: educa
.ional institutions tIiroughout the en
tire nation.. Every. effort o'f'labor to
obtain real truth, in the schools. will
ie crushed if the 'enemies of' labor
are successfdl in'i losiiig the, Rand
school. This is an .open seeret.now
'and is but thialy yeile;l.(414gspa per
reports emanating from -those-asso
ciated with the Lu.k committee,
Thus far the brunt of tl.,'fight, is
being borne by ,the Rand school and
its supporters. : To' -defeat 'the na
tion-wide effort just as it is starting
in the east, however, will probably
end it for all time. The school is
for that reason asking for funds in
all pai'ts of the United States.-par
ticularly in those parts where social
ist and labor.upion' schools;, -built
upon the model of the Raid school
-will be endanigered if the.. Rand
I school should be closed. F'Unds' are
d being sent to Algernon Lee. 1186
n Madison Ave., New York. The con
atant fight in the courts and the great
amount of publicity of various; kinds
;s necessary to preserve the life of the
u school is maki'ng the science,-a' very
.s costly one and funds are needed:at
w once, in order that the battle may be
g waged vigorously from the start.
e Madison, Wis., July 24.-Presi
dent Brown of the local Federation of
labor wants a bouquet with a brick.
He is cliarged by organized building
contractors with being responsible
is for the shrink in building industry
n. in this city.
The charge is made in public ad
is vertisements and have about as much
effect on the trade unionist as water
ion the proverbial duck's back. He
t says if he is responsible for present
It conditions, the employers;.to be, con
sistent, should give him credit for the
building boom of two years ago.
The trouble started over a plumb
ers' strike and Brown calls attention
to the fact that the money the em
ployers are spending in 'one day for
r- advertising and Qther qgygfiep ex
d penses would but the plumbers back
to work for a week. -The strikers
show that their wages- are, lows rt1aii
N in other southern Wisconsin cities,

xml | txt