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Domestic Labor News
End of Social Unrest in Sight? pli
New York.-Social unrest is to be of
ended by the novel plan of a lun- tic
cheon at the sumptuous home of a iS
millionaire. At least, that is the
hope of its inventor, Mrs. Davison, fa
a member of the firm of J. P. Mor- l
gan & Co. ca
Mrs. Davison thinks that if em- 23
ployers of labor, economic experts, he
and labor leaders will but get to- tic
gether in a conference, everything LW
will be lovely. Therefore, she has of- p1
fered her mansion at Peacock, Lo- th
cust valley, Long Island, for the first st
of a series of such conferences, to be
followed by a luncheon. Charles M. mn
Schwab is to preside over the first he
S gathering, which fact in itself is re- as
L garded by the upper four hundred as at
1 a good omen for the inevitable get
together of labor and capital. Also,
the fact that "many prominent so
Y ciety women will act as hostesses at i
the reception which will follow the pl
luncheon," should further help to er
solve the economic ills of the work- si
It has not been revealed yet as to im
who the chosen leaders of labor are w
that are to grace the occasion and m
sit at the feet of Charles M. Schwab. el
But among the employers invited, bi
who are to join in the embrace of et
Brother Labor, are George W. Per- w
kins, Cleveland H. Dodge, Bernard 1s
M. Baruch, Newcomb Carlton, 11
Charles H. Ingersoll, William Fel- p
lowes Morgan, Mortimer L. Schiff, T
and similar lights.
Organization Followed by Shutdown.
Macon, Ga.-Announcement of a
four months' shutdown of the mills
of the Bibb Manufacturing company a
of this city, employing more than
1,000 men, has been made, follow
ing attempts to organize the textile b
workers. The company refused to 1i
treat with union representatives. s
The bosses appear to have rather c
hard sledding. Their original plan t
seems to have been to import strike
breakers. But to carry such a policy
out effectively, it is necessary to have
the backing of the police. In Macon, 1
however, the "cops" have recently
unionized, with the result that they a
have a feeling of solidarity with the
textile Workers.
The company, therefore, in an
nouncing the shutdown, declared
that it had become necessary be- c
cause of rioting which the police r
made no attempt to quell!
Actors Score VictoyT att Hippodrome t
New York.-A signal victory has t
been won by the striking actors of i
the Actors' Equity association, af
filiated with the A. F. of L., in tfat
A the Hippodrome has dismissed
2 Charles L. Dillingham, in charge of t
b the performances at this populal
playhouse. Dillingham is a member ti
of the Producing Managers' associa
tion, with which the Actors' Equity w;
is in conflict.
Over 400 stage hands on Aug. 28
failed to appear for the performance
and the Hippodrome show had to be ai
called off. This made theater No. Gi
23 darlened by the Equity. As soon, w,
however, as Dillingham's "resigna- is
tion" was accepted, the house was ci
again able to resume its nightly fa
plays. The chorus girls employed
there are giving $2 a week to the tl
strike fund of the Actors' Equity. hi
The fact that the stage hands and w
musicians refuse to work in any "I
t ouse on the unfair list is practically fc
assuring the ultimate victory of the al
actors. hi
Silk Workers Show Solidarity. bi
Paterson, N. J.--A picturesque
t incident showing what can be accom- nl
plished by the solidarity of the work- p]
ers occurred during the Paterson m
silk weavers' strike last month. vi
When the workers in the Empress o:
mill, at Mill and McBride streets, w
went out for the 44-hour week and a
i more wages, three Syrian weavers
employed by another boss in the same
building stayed at their looms be
cause their firm granted the demands ti
without a strike. An hour later, r,
d however, they walked into 1. W. W. b
headquarters amid enthusiastic ap- i
plause from the Empress weavers. t,
They explained that, since their elim- lc
ployer was making goods on colnmis- d
sion for the Empress company, they ii
had refused to stay at work, as that t
would be scabbing on the striking t,
Is When the Empress concern gave in t
y a few days later and both groups of j
n weavers returned to work, they found c
- that the places of the Syrians had v
been filled by scabs. The Empress D
o looms were stopped again until the c
scabs were dismissed and the class- t
mr conscious Syrians were given back t
*n their jobs. 1
y Too Much Even for the "Sun."
re New York.-Although little was
a, heard in the way of protest by big
ly newspapers against the democratic
y administration's policy of converting
e postmen and other federal employes I
into government sleuths to ferret out
- "disloyalty," and against the self- as- I
suined duty of the vigilantes and I
e- otlier self-styled patriotic societies to I
e report on their neighbors, the New
York Sun has now been roused over
Attorney General Palmer's sugges
e tion that the people should form
as themselves into amateur sleuths to
of hunt the profiteers and give infor
.f- mation to the governm-nt. Says the
at Sun:
,d "There is nothing more odious 1
of than a wholesale spy system whichI
at arrays citizen against citizen and
turns life into a competition in malig- t
nant evil-thinking and evil-speaking.
'.'It undermines all confidence
among neighbors, even friends; it
creates a reign of terror and a rule of
suspicion; it kills enterprise and ac
r tivity. It destroys moral tone."
Apparently it makes a difference
Y with the Sun as to whose ox is gored.
8 A War to End Wars?
e Washington, D. C.-How empty
e and hollow is all the talk abput the
) Great War having been a "war to end
wars," is well set forth in the current
issue of the Infantry Journal, offi
s cial organ of the United States In
Y fantry association.
d Major Robert C. Cotton, U. S. A.,
e the editor of this journal, appeals to
his readers to study the history of
d wars and from these to realize the
*Y "foreboding and ominous necessity
Y for preparedness." After producing
1I an elaborate array of figures to show
how much more costly the war just
closed was than the Civil war, he
blandly asserts:
1e "As time goes on wars become
1- more terrific, more awful to contem
k-plate. Everything seems to be in a
n more concentrated form than pre
viously. Each war is the forerunnei
ss of a worse war to follow, and yet
s" we seem to hesitate in formulating
ad a military policy of preparedness."
te Farmers Form Press Association.
e- Uargo, N. l).-Threat of the con
Is trolled papers of North Dakota to
r, refuse to mention any progress made
V. by the state in its new industrial leg
- islation, has given a great impetus
's. to farmer-owned papers here and has
t- led to the formation of an indepen
s- dent 'newspaper association, which
sy includes all papers not dominated by
at the anti-farmer and anti-labor in
lg terests.
The People's Press association, as
in the new organization is called, has
of just held its first convention in this
ad city, following closely the rival con
ad vention of the controlled press at
Ms Mandan. Plans were made for the
he coming year, prominent in which was
ss- the formation .of a Publishers' Na
ck tional Service bureau to keep the
local papers supplied with news from
the state and nation.
as Pot Shots Taken at Striking
)ig Prisoners.
tic Ft. Leavenworth, Kan.-Cruelty
ng and barbarity beside which the pro
res verbial atrocities of the enemy in
iut ,,',r-tim~, i-'le into in'id'nificans o , ,
as-,practised by representatives of the
nd United States department of war at
to Leavenworth prison during the re
ew cent strike of inmates, according to
ier evidence smuggled out by one of the
es- prisoners.
rm The occasion of the "mutiny," as
to the authorities called ft, was poor
or- food. Added to this was the fact
the that the men we're smarting under
injustice of the sentences imposed
nus upon them. There were, for instance,
ich lmany niw arrivals from overseas,
nd some of whom had five-year sen.
teinces and more for merely talking
to a German woman, for loitering,
and for similar insignificant indis
When conditions became unbear
able, a fraction of the prisoners on
July 22 refused to return to work
after a particularly atrocious meal.
Their "mutiny" was seized upon by
the authorities to disband the grievr
ance committee of the prisoners
which had been in existence since the
general strike of last January; to
cancel each and every privilege in
cluding loss of "good time" and
home-parole of all prisoners indis
criminately; to half starve the pris
oilers by not only continuing to serve
inedible food, but by reducing thel
rations to one-third; to place the
prisoners undIer' the continued sulr
veillance of "bard boiled" officers
who, if they saw a smile on the lips
of a prisoner that they thought de
risive, would tlke a "pot shot" at
him with their revolvers; to makel'
the prisoners stand naked in the
sweltering heat while their clothes
were searched alnd even such con
forts as garters renmoved; and in gen
eral to institute a.reign of terror that
should make every American blush'
with shanle.-New York Call.
Today's Anniversary.
The Sublinme Portie.
e On Sept. 11. 1798. the Sublimet
Porte, incensed at the invasion of
Egypt, declared war against France.
and joined with the old adversary,
- the Emperor of Russia. "The Sub
II lime Porte" is the Ottaman or Turk
y ish governiment. The term comes
from the Latin word porta, a gate,
the Turkish being babi'aliy-the
s high gate. For, in Biblical days as
s in the days of Moorish supremacy,
F justice was dislensed at the gate.
I- For more than half a century the
I conscience of England winced (or,
e did it?) at maintaining Turkey in
;F Europe for "the balance of power,"
L-for protecting by her bayonets and
.e her Bible the "Ited Sultan," Abdul
SHanmid. The dreaded enemy of
Great Britain was Russia, just across
'he Black sea. and slowly sledding]
down towards India, "pearl" in the
British crown. There in a nutshell
y is the diplomatic history of the emi
b- roiltlent that burst and set the
n world on fire in 1914. Nous avons
change tout itla. ( We have changedl
e all that . t'zarisnm is an ash-heap.:
Russia's revolution is storming atl
the pulses of hullianity. But, a dull
danger looas ahiadi, emitting flashes
of light. If thli foolishness of Uncle
Sam evade the renluest of Constanti
n nople to be her mandatory, the in
et tentions of England filter through
.r the chinks of old Stramboul's lanes
Id tnd methrebiyibis ilattice windows).
e, The United States may have to calli
s, upon the proletariat of the world to
in- keep open "'the open door."
Foreign Labor News
Di~ock W'olrkers. on Strike,.
onlltevidleo.---I)iss tis ftitd with
.their condiions of work and enl
ploynlentl the dock work'ers of Mon
tevideo lhave gonl on strike, tying
ip thlis South Ame.ican ilort com
plately. The b1)sses aittemptel d to
bring in s!t rike Ibrueaers. Efforts of
the strikers to ltprevent lthese from
lakil!g tlilr' places resulltedi in riots
which the lplice were tialltl to putli
downii. -N. Y. Sllun, Aug. 31.
Itew 7 WVeeks Nw.sless.
Special Copyright ('able Iiplipac.h (o
Thlle New York Hllun.
liont, Aug. 2!t.---- For vo,'ni we,.lk:
now the plrincilpal r.ll lw neIiW:papiir;
have failed to tiappear owvitlg to (lih
st.ill unsettled printers'' !Alik ,e.
The general public is nlow left
without ally information of thi.+ party
lists in conistituIneueit ex('x0p1 hby
ireaidinig the lists il tilht' ".\valti," thlie
I Posldtl Strikers Iill pri,i11n i,.
('alcutita.-- Fiindiing that their falit
ili ls were starving oil the liii nii iiont
salary of $5 per mnoiulft paid thelli by
lih lBritish limperial gov 'rniie.,t. 1, e
mail cardliers and lther postal ent
IIpliiyes of t ('al( utla recenltly petitioned
for an in eoiise of $1.5 1 pert lililt Iih.
No allention was paid to thini re
specit iil demand, so that teli lpost
111mn1 saw n1 oheil "l'r ro rll'-se 0xct'pt
to slt'trike.
'lite giovit ne1tii intervl'Vlned(
iroimptily by iv pelliti g ilinglish sol
diersl, ilmany oif whoml had lootn lt'adte
unionis ts ill 1he mother country, to
1.101 ais Stlike,-brleakers<. Thei( hleahdirs
acl as strike- bIeaOker. fl'The h'l'sl Iaveol' cording to reliable information I| self-al)pointed body of business men.
NvalilUIIolIIs lslamll Ulll U Bi IIImh|I|unin|uuliIUn
and be assured it was not
made in a sweat shop
Cannon's Shirt Shop
'Youlr osomlll riend"
7 8. MAIN ST.
24 E. PARK ST.
.i Union Made
e Clothing, Shoes, Hats,
y, Overalls, Jumpers, Gloves
b- Suspenders, etc.
WVe recongize the fact
y, that the way of the
wo\\ker is the righit wly.
e Union Made Shoes for the
Entire Family.
w Golden Rule Shoe Store
nU 39 E. PARK ST.
O Always the best possible
ng shoes at Ihe lowest pos
le sible pricc.
For sale by all dealers'
Mgh ade by
of the strike were arrested, and the e
treasure r of the strike fund sen- s
tenced to 20 days' rigorous impris
olniment, five othters! condemned to
three weeks' inlmprisonment for be- I.
ing the leaders in the movement, and
eight others fillncl for being promi- s
nent in the "distl)urbance."
The postal employes' strike is butli
one of imany indlications of general
unrest throughtout India. So serious
has the situation become that Sir
IlHrrinigton Ver'lney Lovett. who has
held nmany important positions in the
Idi;ndian governmenlt, 'recently plealde'd
fer "a strong leadt front Engliandl"
before .thie pIarliamluent committee on
the Indian situation. "Otherwise the
ruin of British inte'rests in Indiai will
he aUPonlil!isled," 1 adde(lod.
A lIhcr.i''itiillg (Groundi Against
Iulls.iall oviets.
London. -.\l. Phillips ]'rice a, pe
rial corresptiondtlll of the ' london
"D)aily tHtr:uld" il iBerlin, in Iwo re
cn(t idisplatches intimates that Gcr
imaniy is being made into a recruitingll
grounlllld for developinltg forces againlst
Ihe sovicis of Ru;ssia. Iun((der dle of
Aug. 11, lie writes:
"The Indepe),ndent socialist lead
or. Ilaase. lately cr lled the att.iitioni
of the national atsseimbly to the re
'railing work which agents of Kol
eli:tk aind I)enikin tare carrying oni in
(er'Itnlll y inlde'r the nose' of 11he so
cialis i g Vernlllent. '
Again olln Aug. 17. lie writes:
"The evidenceI thati Germany is he
comnting a rcrui'ting ground for the
armie5s (of the( holy ;alliance against
soviet IRussia inlcreases every day. I
I On the other htind. half a million
lRuissiain workmen anl d peatisants, who
t'are prisoniers of war. are hold back 1
fromi retulrning to their homes, and I
We can outfit you from
head to foot at the
84 E. Park St.
Matde ill Butte
Patronize your Union Broth
ers. Mail orders solicited and
given prompt attention.
Tel. 5131-M. 28 E. Galena St.
have received, in West Prussia are
being used by the junkers to work
on their estates at 2 marks a day as
strikebreakers,, because the Gertman
peasants demand better conditions.
"On the other hand, the allied gov
ernments have no objection to Rus
sians, and even Germans, entering
military detachments that are being
formed here as reinforcements for
Kolchak, Denikin and Yudenitsh.
. The alliance between Rus
sian monarchists, Prussian junkers,
and British brass hats is becoming
daily more impudent and shame
No More Foreign Interference
New York.-That even in the
Archangel region, thus far regarded
by capitalism as one of its chief bul
warks in Russia, the Russians are
willinig to accept bolshevism rather
than. continued foreign occupation, is
the olinion of Crawford Wheeler, a
Y. M. C. A. worker who has just
reached New York after a year ,in
charge of "Y" work in the Archan
gel region.
"The people up there," said Mr.
Wheeler, "want everybody to get
out. They simply are weary of hav
ing opposing armies chasing over
their land; and in addition they are
inclined to distrust the motives of
the allies in maintaining troops
Winniipeg, Man.--In what dire
dread of the workers the capitalists
of Winnipeg are, is being brought
out forcibly in the trial which re
mains as the aftermath of the great
It will be remembered that the
leaders in this monumental general
i strike were arrested and committed
for trial without being admitted to
bail. This was done at the instiga
I tion of the citizens' committee, a
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Clothing, Shoes and Fur
nishings of all kinds with
the Union Label
Hats, Caps, Ties, Work or
Dress Shirts, Suspenders,
Overalls, Tailoring, and
46 West Park St.
14 N. MAIN ST.
Union Made Suits
and. Hats

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