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csed Every' Eveing, Except Sunday, by THE BULLETIN PUBLISHING CO. Iatarad as Ssead-Clam Matter, December 18, 1917, at the Postofee at Butte, Mentana Voder Act of March 8, 1879. PHONES: Business OMe, 52: Editorial Rooms. 292 BUSINESS OFFICE AND EDITORIAL ROOMS, 101 SOUTH IDAHO STREET BUBSCIIOrTION RATES: One Ment ................ .....75 Six Months .................. 8.75 Three Mentha . ............$2.04 By the Year.................... $7.0,) The Daily Bulletin Is on sale every day at the following places in Butte. Jacques Drug Co., Harrison and Cobban Depot Drug Store, 828 East Frant St. George A. Ames, Jr., 816 1 2 N. Main St. P. O. News Stand, "West Park St. International News Stand. S. Arizona St. Palace of Sweets, Mercury and Main Sts. Harkins' Grecery, 1028 Talbat Ave. Everybody's News Stand, 215 S. Montana Helena Confectionery, 785 East Park St. SFRIDAY, SEPT. 5 1919. SIGN UP! Come down to the Bulletin office and sign a monthly pledge :-: :-: LABOR! FREE YOUR PRISONERS! IThe war' is over. But the war' upon labor. still eotlin.es. 0 Utnder c'overi of wart legislatioin, although all ex'cuse for its cx istence is past, men and women of progressive view's and labor a affit ilions are still being imprisoned for exercisiwg their' ivil k and political rights. This imprisolmient ald persecution of s people fi' t'ee expr'essos of tpitiotis is not confinid to any b part or portion ot the tcointryit . Meni arte eing a'rr'ested iii Cali- 1 ot'rnia, inl Kansas. int Minniesota. itn Pennsylvai, ia, in New Yllork. --in the north and the sotith---in the east ais, the west --maci c anid women are servingi litie n aiil others are still being tried it andi convicitedl and given liog prison sentenices fort having donlie e no imoit e thail exp'ess their views oa for giving v e ii to th1 eitr I lthout'll s.d LEncourage' d by the sucess of he espionage act. in jaililng imemiber's of the working class iof' radical views, statle Ilegisla- . tlires have been plasitig special laws mitdei' the title of 'crim inal syndicalistl bills," oisteinsibly to be used against the 1. \'. I \\.'s, the anarchists aid the socialists, b t as soon .as the s.yndi- r ealist bill passed the I; aliforniatl slatle legislati re, acti ve moe - I oers 'of uniontis aft'filiated with the Ameriant Federa tliani of it - a hio' were arrested, jailed nlillt charge' d w'il " 'ri'iinititl syn\tiical is.n" for their strike nativities. The samine tactics iarei being a ltsed againist the organiziers of Ihte st el idiiustry in ensilisyl- i itail. Uniable to cope ( w-ith, the gro'wig powe'r of labor aiild ti the developinig stpirit t' solidarity. thle enmploying classes haveion iiiiirgly devised this new means of fighting oirganized labor by passing laws with the \ivoived pl'rpose iof checi'kintg the n is livi lies tof radicals but virtu'illy titese laws a ire so ciionstirued as to enable them to arrest all active workers. Knowing that they are untible to defeat a st'rongly org'tanlized body, they tlare tIying to iatch the wtiorker's aipathwetic ti a it i unawares. If' these laws are plliassed in the iaritl in i i es, the courts canl make at strike illegal til i bre.ak it by calling ti e strike "saio tage,"' ai linder such legislation want send labor leaders to jail for long terms. For sel'-iprotel t ion, the imeni and wiil omen of orill gantized labor htiist see (w'hiat thlie employing class so clearly sees) that so farI as the goealt conomic st.ruggle is encleernied, the clpitalisti egime makes noit distinction between an A. '. of L. irganizer ightling for a little more iof the joys I 'of life for the woiker.s and the maitn or wimai who holids theli niist extreme views. Anivitne that thireateins the iegitme of the basses is the etnemy itt' the calp italist ('class and is dealt with , nccorditgly. The Amneriai worker does not yet realize Ihat lie is as likely io go It pison fore twenlty y'ear1 s biecaile otl his partificipuatiot in a strike as any of the extreme radicats who lproclaim the the years to mine the politincal tiand labor prisioners will tnoi i etr ' he countied by It li llhundreds, biat by the tlhitilsa s...... the jaiils wil l be filled by 1ei1' ani d w itrn l ofit t s e social visi.on -iniless labor, recl og; iizig its tiown pol wer, i'refulses to allil.w it. In W\itclhita. nln., thirtltwo wiorkers have een confined since Noiveimberl 1t1 t.i iii i l in tt sii 'ilthyt and uinisaniitar' that wve eiannot tell iaboult it and pass the uto isit'. line ofi' these wiien went iinsane, lione atelwlltetd suicide aini o li tils died on r lount of the filthy co. diii Iol the Il.iloh jiai. Every man has lst fronti ri to i) punlill.s in weigtil. 'ilThey are itl ,charged wilh ani' thh'ing' lhmt the openl expression of their views. These 3/7 iues have. iever' bleen tibro ghtl ti totrial, biut hive bIee keptl ili jili 2 months. Twice indictmenllIes have (been quashed I'of iinsut'ii ciency, bilt the men were ininedialely re-iidicted. There is sarc'ely a prisoni iii aill these United Stales liilt con tarins some tltin l mitan who is there ttbecaus e he believ'ed ini labor's catuse. Maitny io' These tar'e cases wherie the employi)'ng class have imerely t'oiniid it c 'onveniient chantiice idiin.g the war' situation to strike a i veniiois blow\ at workiing mein who have Ibeen a thorni'i in their side at othi er tiies. It is necessary fori' the f'tiu're liberty ot' this cliittry lithat Am.nericani labor see tl it thlat lthe prison dtl'oors swing openi and scl firee the oanit ndi wonii wtho ae stiffeting utr war-tinime iteaisures. Tihere 'e iove' 1 50i t stuch't is ioers iii tihe Ater'i cait jails todiay. it is intai only labor's aibsolute right, but it' la bor is to tmainitain its self-respeic- t, it MlUST stanl d biak oi f every manit who is ntow in pr'isoni btecaise ofit' lIahir's sti'uiggle. Labort must ldeniind the i'realizatiion in America of some wi' the thinigs that we were snipisei l to lie fighting foitr iiin Europiiie. You manty not agree w'ith all the views 'held by the labor i' and poilical prisoners. llu 1 no .ouiitry cill progress without dif ferOnces of opinionii--ino ctli itry can priogre'i'ss without the right to fr'eely expre'ss ithese dit'ei'renes i n political, sociaitl anid ec onomic snbjeelst--atd where thiere are differenics of opiniotn, somebody rnust have the rigiht to be wrotng. \V'hrkingitetn havel sufi'fered and bled and died in this war' becausie they werte pi'.n - ised more liberty and better etcoinomic coniditions. Now the forces of latar must niot rest ititit atll t'ep'essive wle-.tlas arel icepaled and all labor and pdliiical prisoners ait'e freed. I' lti hoe tio.s not take action itt thi.is matlet'r, it wvill mei n t thultI tiwuile -haits. will be fast etiid Ihatl t w'ill be hlind to break. It' the resilutilion tlhat wits passed itt the last A. F. oif L. eon ventian in Atltantlit' City, hitat i1i.iiiunctliOtis be ignored, is ceat't'ied in'o ateion, miote jails w'ill hiive ta be btiilt to hold lhe labhti' mt.ii that clash with the ettploving classes. Unless you stand by .he men you do not agree with entirely, your turn will come next, Solildaily now means sti'ength tor the futute. Resolve here a-d now tha1t you will be readier than yoU have been in the past to leap to the defense of out, labor soldiers threatened in the ildustrial conflict. Do not be frigh'tenied by tihe capitalist press cry' of: '"anar chisl." "'lHolshevist." ,or' "I. V. .'These epilhels are nrow hei.ig hurled at liberal judges, editors and liberal-minled men and womnen who have sounded the warning to labho against the impending despotism. Demand-rot only demand, but see to it---hat there is an immediate amnesty to all the labor and political prisoners in the American jails. COONEY "HEA VES" AGAIN. When the public hislory of the boobs who now preside as Sounty commissioners of Silver Bow county comes to be writ. ten, a prominent chapter in the work will of necessily be die voted 1to the exploits of this man Cooney, who seems to have evenr less c('mrIonli i sense and judgment than his fellow incom pelent s. As we recall it, at the' time Clown Cooney was running for office and immediately after the people of the county had played siuckers by elecling him, the irrepressible l)yroir burst into print frequently with stalements of what he intended to do for the dear people.. His actions since assuming Ithe c.omrnis siornership lead one to believe that the statements accredited to himi were inspired by c1op)ious draughts of the stffll Ihat cheers and that what Blyron--old dear--really meanit \\as whatl le wo\iuld do to the dear people. 'Tis true, thui Ilyron, as a newspaper man, realizes Ihe value of publicity. And In his credit, be it said, he has managed 1., keep in the public eye consistently. First it. was when he as sisted his I'ellow members of the board to purchase a brand new [uii'ick car. apparentlly for the social and polilical Iuses of Mrs. Blyron. Then came that historio hair-pulling match helween the "'more deadly" member of the Cooney family anid the county auditor, inl which epithets were hurled as f're(iquently as, it appears, a cur'ling iron. Later we were regaledt wilh another evidence o(f Mr. (hou ney's interest in the dear people when we learnedI that lie had employed a ward heeler as a hirnder of in d-ligent widows and orphans, ostensibly, but really as a solicito of voles ill Ihe interest of Byron's bosom friend, that doaughtly hero of,1' the spruce forests, "I, Captain Cutts." And it seems that Byron has not yet displayed his full bag of tricks. More recently, it has developed that Byron is very greatly displeased with the action of some special officers em piloyed by the comnlly attorney to stop bootlegg-ing andi to halt m.onurshininig. And quite wrathfully, the classical Blyron jumpled into the fray with the demand that the' "dry squad" be abolished. And this, be it saidI, is probably the most consistent ac(ion Ihatl Byron has taken since he took office. In attlempt ilig to d away with the d(ry squad Byron is simplly lprote'cting his friends. And now, perhaps, Blyron is tired of life. "I will no longer hear Ilhe i oliii of suspicion." says ihe. The only conceivable waiy in w\\hlich B1yron can get away frotmn suspicions oft some Ihings and positive charges of others, including known iniconim petence, is to shrll'fle off this mortal coil. \Villth naive comedy Byron, too, states, with reference to the expenditures tfl' ltre dry squadl, "1 will not see the public spending from $ 1,000 to $ 1,i400 for something they do not gelt nor will umy sanction e given. to10 it." In this connection we are implelled, frIom our knowledge of Byron's tastes, to infer that were the $1,000 to $ 1, 400 spent by Ihe public for the vile con coc.tions popularly known as -moonshine," Byron wouild ap prove, partiicllanrly were Byron to get his share of the goods purchised. tPirohably as a means of proving an alibi for himself, with referenci'e It the factl that anthentic rumor at the cou rtlhouse insists that considerable tof the seized liquors stored in one of' the 'a lts at. the courtrhouse had disappeared, tihe Hlonorable ('Cio)liey' seeks to prove that he knows neither of the vault conm hinations. Perhaps it' stirred uip[) enough Cooney w'ill be frank enough ti enlightenC the public as to what lie knows ol' t he Snysteriruns mo\-ements of some of the county trucks, which on se\'veral oI.casions hat\ve been known to loa(d i p with some sort of (argo at tIe c('urthouse and whirl away in the dead of the night iI the hrol es ft' some of1' the ciuirmirssioniers or their near relat lives. Ilyrolr ciloses his li rade againstl I te ch enmlltyeyattorney with the stateme nt, "I heaved a sigh of relief at having washed my hands ,of a malleri \\whicht I Iealr will yet cast odium on tile courity governnieI I." Now, coming' t'from the source it does, we claim hat that sentlllence is a classic and shiuild lake ralnk in current public lilerature along with the I'aM.nurs ''May I Nol's" of Presi \Ve have heard ot' hits (it drirrks. Itirt never bel'iore ot' one alled "'sigh oft' relief.:' Peirais. Ihtugh, if we took to drink heav\e a rew 'siglrs." or other liiluids. ini the cohl, grmay ulawn ut' lihe m )irn inrr alter. TORTURE FOR SEA TTLE'S BRAVEST. \\iordl iii rmes ram Seatlle thlit llilel . Wells, at member orf the IElectrical \Vorkers' union and tformerlty president of the Central Lab)or Ciouincil of that citly, now\\ confiined in Ithe plli te tiary at Mcl Neil's island ftri 1 his activities Oil behalf of labor, is being mianleled to the hars of his cell tar four1 houl's every dlay anit conflined ill "solitary.' Alft ci 1 ii medical examllinatllion. W\Vllts was declared to be phy" sicaillyv uI ii llt to peri'orl hard labor,. In spite li' Ihlis he was given tlie hIeaviest tasks ill the prisoln; feeling himisetlf' hreaking down, he asked for lighter ,work, but the request wa. not granted. In order ti p'eserve his rapidly tfaliing helilth-.---e. has never been si rang physically --he re fuI'sed I eaoiltiinull at heavy labor anid the solitary' con'illnemetil nid manilnaclina g is the result. Wells is one of lthe finest spirits in the labor movementli suli ieeled to the bitterest criticisni by loes \\ithin and witlholut Ithe labor nimovemelit, no oine ever heard him say anl unkind woird, even of his worst enemies: like tiebs. he is eloquent aniild an lliiirilng worlker' for labor's caluse. The least the Seattle workers can do is to foice thlie ulncalled for brutalilies inflicted .n Wells In cease by a united protest m.ld actioni if' necessary. It is had enough for the labor nmovementl to he deprived of the services of mnon like Ilunll \Vells--anid submit to it--with toullt passively aIllowing them ta b e tortuired to death tby mledieval methods. We b( i ti e Solatlle \\workers will get husy. The presidlenlt says if' the treatyl is accepted thallit e boysi in khaki will inever have to eioss the seas again." ite imust have discovered ita newV route to Europe. O __ ToYOe R &cu *r I'~: N -= ...... 'I~ G OOD NIGHT SCOLUMN TIKE MUCKER " If you want to know anything, ask the Mucker. If you don't know any thing, ask the Mucker. If you know anything you kinow the Mucker don't know, tell it to the public through the Muck er's column. Deer Mucker: The other day I was talking to a business man and amongst other things he told me a littel insident wich tuk place when he was out on a fishing trip a, few weeks ago. Now this is no fish story, but I thot it mite be' interesting just the same so I am taking my pen in hand an anm spreading the ink in my oar uninmatable stile. Ez I sed before the bisness man was on his way tc where he could catch some fish. II must have been trout he wuz after as most hisness men get tired fish ing for suckers they are so eezy tc catch. So every wunce in a wilk they like to take a weak off anc: WWWHWHM..WWHAMWWEEEEgEEaWHAMMMEEE.....EhEU'EEEMEEENElEEEEE EEMEE rurr .IIIIIrIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIHII/IIIIII lllIIIrilIIII rlI|IIllIIIIIIIIIIIII NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS I -IIII _I__ i * U Subscription Rates Are Going Up = TO KEEP THE B ULLE TIN UP- I For the purpose of helping to maintain The N Daily Bulletin; I For the purpose of helping to make The Daily Bulletin independent of advertising; o For the purpose of having the subscribers bear a portion of the deficit under which The Bulletin I unavoidably operates; e For the purpose of continuing to fight for the N _ people who toil; _ For the purpose of increasing the effectiveness 3 of The Daily Bulletin. -' 3 Subscribers to The Daily Bulletin on and " - I after Oct. 1, 1919, will be asked to pay the ' S• following rates: 1 e r SI One Month . . . . . $1.00 SThree Months . . . . 2.75 I I Six Months . . . . 5.00 I One Year . . . . . 9.50 1 - The inauguration of the above rates on Oct. 1 will not affect subscriptions u rl- lwhich have been paid in advance beyond that date at the old rate. i - j - As 'IhI( Daily Bulletin is conducted for the sole purpose of serving the peo- d 1 3 pie, and not for the benefit of those who exploit the people, the management I I i'eecls sure that all the present supporters of this FREE PRESS will readily * reeogiiize the necessity for the increase in the subscription rates an'tl continue a ! 1heir support. - i tiI su p or. THE BULLETIN STAFF. 3 i bm.ummmmm.uumuiunmuunummIIu uuuuuu.uuinmumum mu.im. catch a gamier fish. Well, seems like he was away up the Madison river country, now mebbe Im mis taken it niite uv been the Jefferson or the Gallitan river he said but any how it don't matter much where it was ez long ez the inidlent he menshuned is told troothfully. It seems like he was driving along in his limoosine and the roads had been just turribly dry and dusty wen all uf a sudden he run right into a mud hole wich must uv been sum hole alrite hecus he got rile in the middel uf it when his car re fused to travel enny further. Ilis astonishment was only ekwAld by the joy he felt when he notised a farmer along the rode away. He had forgotten his hip boots an he cudnt figur out how he cud get enny wher to get help with out wading thru mud up to his neck when he notised the farmer. You bet he fell pk leased so he hollered and hollered · to attrack his attenshun. Finally the rube hurd the umrore and hlie e drove up an asked our hero wet he a wanted. a Well, after a littel dickering the r rube told him he wuld pull him oul * for $5. The bisness man felt sc. c glad about getting out of the hole he never raised a kick about the price-at the time-but after he goi to thinking about the matter an he gan to put too and too together h( thot mebbe he had ')een bunkoed So on his return jurney le stoppeo a before lie reached the laud hole ant r ccksamined it. It seems like tIh it irrigation ditch which crossed the n rode had been damned up in a sus w pishus looking manner wich cause( it the water to run over the rode- a, wile he was luking at it he notiset n a waggon and teem half hidden ii n the bushes and he began to smell e. rat espeshully when he see the vert 0o same fellow who had pulled him ou It on his way up. r "Huh! Believe nie, I made up m; i- mind that I'd get my car thru the io mud hole," he said. "or I'd leave i Ic stay there till it dried up.' Oh ye wen I got thru I made it my hisness to enquire about that lellow. As a - result of..hiz investigashun he dis-, covered that the rube was making all kinds of money hauling pore in nocent bisness men out of that mud hole at $5 per. His indlgnashun was arouzed by the inftrmashun he receeved and he desided to make a 1 trip around by the soanty seat and y report it to the county authoritees. t The result wua the farmer re p ceeved a visit from the county com p missioners and he wuz compelled to - go to considerable expense to change s the rode and I understand the money y he had made frum the littel graft a wuznt neerly suffishunt to pay fer e the improvments wich he hed to e put in. Y Now wen the bisness man lied g told me the above insident he laffed e and laffed and I laffed too, but just I the same I cud'nt see why the d farmer didn't have as much rite to y hiz littel graft as sum of our middel e men an I don't just understand why e the authoritees cud'nt spoil the middel mna's littel graft just ez e eezy ez they did the farmers. Uf Lt coarse Im ownly a pore ignorant a worken man an the subject may be e too deep for me to savvy but mebbe e sum wun besides me can reezun it it out an see a moral in this littel story. Yours .,especkfully, PHIL BELRT. d PA'KERS PAY. EXPENSES. d Washington, Sept. 5.---At the Le hearing on the Kenyon and Ken Ce drick bills for the regulation of the - packing industry by the senate agri ,d cultural committee, Senator Ken -- yon, republican. Iowa, tross-examin *d ed W. D. Reynolds and J. H. Hall, n two Fort Work, Tex., ranchers, a bringing out admission that they had 'y been paid expenses by the packers it after appearing before tongressional committees on a previous occasion y when legislation considered inimical at by the "big five" was under consid it eration. Both men insisted they did sa not expect reimbursement for this td trip.