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Pamphlets-Soviet's Principal ,Weapon
Mutinies of troops sent to fight against the soviet forces in Russia tire of such frequent occur:'ence that many persons wonder what the cause can be. It is known that the soviet gov ernment depends quite n': much on leaflets and pamphlets pIlaced i: the hands of the oppooing forces to dis courage res;.-'.llce as they do tpon the Red army. So success'm!il hl, e they been with propaganda that ti.: imperialist.,- art bewildered: they have no w apons with which to coun:teract thel effect , ideas truthfully and f,'tiliy ex pressed. The follov ing is a copst i a t Icf let distributed on the Arcth.. front by tile soviet fc.':'-: -- en titled "Tlh Shame of Ik.:.g . cab." The witl:drawal . the allied f'orcc on that front i',-' a ..rib:te its ef fectiveness. Is there a more coil.:'11h' Cire,' ture in the world than, ti, cn ',; .no deserts his fellows and illp i defeati his own side? No there is not! Are you asiare, A'l eoric an :ntid ;.it ish soldiers, that you a., '.,'im , aeg such contempt for yourselve-: It may seem .-;al` n ' you, but you are really fighting against your own side. You are S]i ..ai'g I ,y:alty to the mastei class. But i .- trea(ch ery to your own , iass, the working class. You are working .ien. In your own home country you have arrely had many opportunities of explerienll. n the hostility of the employing cla, You may have been ,,,orkin:' fellow countuy-nltan, or hie ia. :a Vtv been a foreig:o.r. ,t made no diff,'r - ence. Consciously o, llunosci, asIy you knew thl~, the .llployer .-was noI friend of yours. You k-new tc:, i e did not employ you for your benefli. but for his own. Even if you did ilot think it out, you felt that he incas of a different kind to you. And yc',e knew also that lie regarded yoe as different from himself; as a. cow be milked, or a .-ponge to squeezed. Most likely you w-eled for : coo; pany or a trust. You did not' know who your employers were. i; wa: simply an impersoh,.1 soulless 'ra chine pumping you: tile and vitaity out of you. Times came when your patience gave out, and you canme out on strike together with your fellow workers. Then you knew that 1 as open war between you and the -miployers. Thou there were no ties of blood. or calls of nationality. You xperiauced only the bitter hatred of the e'.ss antago nism. You knew that your e' :ty and that of your wife and c; i.(tun The Men's Style Store of Butte 29-31 WEST PARK STREET SAY YOU .,W IT IN ULILETIN. MANHATTA BA KERY The Finest In Butte MAX VITT, Propri'tor. Two Stores 205 W. Park.-135 R. Main SAY YOU SAW 1'. IN .!LTIN PAT McKENNIA 314 North Main St. Cigars, Tobaccos and Fruits FINE LINE OF LUNCH GOtIOD Soft Drinks and Confectionery Give me a call and you will come again. SAY YOU SAW IT IN BULLETIN THE SHAMROCK CAFE North Arizona Street We treat you ,ght, and fe; I you well. CLEAN AND SANITA1:V t Only White Feilt Employed. SAY YOU SAW T"- IN PULLETIN The Progressive Shoe Shop :For first-class Shoe Repairing. This is no second-hien,: cobbhng shop. First-class wo_ k only. 1721 Harrison Ave. SAY YOU SAW I I;N BULLETIN. The Belmont House 29 E. QUARTZ ST. Board by ihe W'ek $1; Meals 45c GOOD EATS-"I'LL SAY SO! SAY YOU SAW IT IN BULLETIN WHY GO UP TOWN? We carry a full line of grocer les, vegetables and fruits in season ALLEN'S GROCERY Phone 242 1204 E. 2nd St. depended upon the loyalty of the wo, .erls to each other. It halll.ned oni some such occas ions tlao some spineless creatures did not stick it out, and went sneak ing biack to work. What were your feeling- then? Rhs;e, contempt, disgust. The traitors:' They betray their class. In the struggle for a decent drinrc 'hey go over to the wealthy, pI' vwe. il sweaters. Scabs: Blacklegs! W'.at rmean, cringing curs they ioo;, as they march up to the factory Ltt...; under the protection of the po lice or evenl soldiers. You learned then, did you not. that i nation is 'livided into two opposing classes, thl. working class on the one side :ind the employing class on the ,ther. The slt' ,n: chine, the govern nlent thl .i ~arts. the politicians and the ipr, s. all condemn and persecute the striker, milt protect the scab. Tii, a: all tools of the employing -lass. A swvr l.5og lan who sides with the employing :..-, no matter what na t:.-na'lity, is ; traitor to his own crass. Tht:e c;ni lie no worse treachery than ' ri a scab. You iarl scabbing now! Are you not "ashamedi ? You are fighting on the side of 1I. etll layers against us, the work ing 1.:- if Rullsia. Y'ou have come hero . vowltly for the purpose of \ii. I 'rovilig thlie soviet government. I)o ilou know what the soviet gov ,n,,, is? It is the governnment I of the working, class. Try to inmagine a fed'.,tion of shopstewards acting i thl governmlent or Great lBritain or Amellc''Ca and you will get some idea of ,1hat a soviet governmnent is. labor is in siprelme control in Iuisss'a. l"When you fight against the ,ovieits you are fighting against la blir': against your own class. i:ur revolution was like a strike 1p hluge scale. We came out not I t;i"cly fi,. a rise in wages, but for ,.ih full p lodu,.. of our labor. We won, because the workers and sol diert of Russia stood together. There v r'e no :cabs. Ju. t as in a strike all the forces of a capitalist government, and its agents are employed against the workers. so in this great successful strike of t,., Russian workers, the forces of internationcz capitalism arc .iing set ill motion to crush the vic itorious workers in Itussia, and rob them of ti:e fruits of their victory. The calotalist class does not allow national differences to interfere with its class interests. The victory of the lRussian workers was as much a blow to the capitalists of England uand America, as it was to the Rus sian capitalists. They have, there fore come to take their revenge. A': their talk of intervention to "save" Russia, amounts to this: T it they are going to return the 1, !,d to the landlords, the factories and mines to, the capitalists, and in si I. in the way or trading right. ,tan.i concessions. Furtihermore they want to compel the Russian workers to I'repali. loans contracted by tlihe ItyrnnllC.l and corrupt czar. AndlL yo lare doing it for them i'Yo aore ti the tools of our mutual on enic ,-- -the capitalists. You hold thi I rifles, you work the guns with which to sl ,at us---your fellow workers. riinot you see that this is part of " , '+^ lume class war that you have 1 ,,n carrying on in England and America? N- w, you are playing the con 'temnlptible palrt of a scab. You are .ii nr with the bosses, and helping !' defeat your oiwn class. (Coll'rados. Drop thisi dirty work Tl' iin your gulls oil your ,coal onellies tle sac, terls anld capitalists. C( ine with us in rne far nobler :,tru-:,e---to establi1sh the triunllll of labor th, .. , t" over. ;signed) :. LENIN, SPro, it'-it of tihe Coancil of \ork men ll's an Soldiers' )Deputies. G. TCIIICTIERIN, People's -nllnissary for Foreigll S Aff. ., .. BuRIiISI SUSPICIOUS OF THE JAPANESE (.,'i('eid l.'nited Press Wire.) T'ol , Sent. 26.- British export it , 'ae adopted ani attitude of sus ;i toll ttoward Japanese business mien oticeah:e change from the forner fricendly feeling"---according to IK.',: louye. a big mining man ,llho 1as just returneld fromu a trip tilrough England and America. "In Almerica." he said. "1 was courteous. 1, extended many rare chances to in siwo' tactories. but iln Englhand the doors wetre closed to me, despite Umy trany letters of introduction." JIDRY GIVE DONOHUE $2,000 COMPENSATION Dr. Dan J. Donohue, county phy sician, get- $2,000 front the Butte Electric Raiiivay company as com i ensation for injuries sustained last sprine when a street car struck his automobile. iThe jr it was out four hours and returned the above verdict at 5 o'clock last evening. The doctor sued for $38,500. NEW CITIZENS LET IN BY JUDGE J. V, DWYE[ I Thirteen applicants were admitted to r'tizenship in Judge Dwyer's court t-i;. morning: Patrick Cunningham, SMichael Loftus, John Sullivan, John Henry Kent, Thomas John Rigthley, Guiseppi Brusati, John Vernetti, James Dwyer, Albert Wil liards, August Carl Lysson, Thomas Momelty, John Joseph Kelly, and David Brynuffson Hylee, were the men admitted to citizenship. Subscribe for the Bulletin. Don't ,borrow your neiglhbor's. REIGN OF TERROR (Continued from Page One.) a ccived and read very carefully. Ir tl reply, permit me to say that you u have been greatly misinformed re garding the so-called riots in Nortl a Carolina. In substance the affail g was nothing else but a deliberate anc it premlediated assault upon a peacefu t and legal assemblage of working p men by the state police. The facts ti are these: A ciuiet, orderly meeting was bring held with the knowledge L and consent of the local authorities c at. a place especially designated by3 n the latter for the holding of such a q meeting. Suddenly, like a bolt from 9 the sky, a detachment of mounte( t state police appeared uipon the scene f dashed: among the people, clubbet 3 them and riding rough-shod over ° them. Absolutely, no previous order g for dispersal was given. r "Of these facts, we stand ready to submit proof from scores of re liablel people that the whole affail was worthy of the don cossacks in the days of the czar. But thos r ifmiliar with the methods of the I'nnsylvania state police are not surprised at this. They are profes sional trouble-makers and are doing C as ba-d or worse in practically ever)y state and town where they are lo cated. They are mllanufacturing reign of terror in order that th ( steel workers' strike may be discon t inued and broken. "The unions taking part 'in this t rike, all of which are affiliated with the American Federation of Labor, are doing their utmost to pre. serve order in the face of muos, languid disregard of their funda mental rights of free speech and free assemblage and of unwarranted at tacks Ly the state police. Our whole group of organizers are willing all times to give the most active as sistance to the constable in main. taining order in this commonwealth. "Very truly yours. "WILLIAM Z. FOSTER." Few D)evelopments. There were few new development; in the strike in the Pittsburgh dis i.rict Tuesday. No claimis were made by the steel company officials that large numbers of workers were seeking employment, but satisfaction of progress was expressed by the strikers. Secretary William Z. Foster of the steel workers' national committee said more men are leaving the steel mills every day. "There is no use giving any more figures," he added. "Many plants are closed and others are going to close and there is every reason to feel encouraged." Itefuses Conference. President E. iR. Grace of the Bethlehem Steel company refused a conference to the steel workers' na tional committee, declaring his com pany will not depart from its pros snt system of collective bargaining with its employes, William Z. F"os .er, secretary of the national coit niittee for organizing steel and iron workers, announced. A sub-committee of the national committee met tonight to consider the answer. National strike headquarters were quiet all day. Mr. Foster spent the great-r part of the day preparing to Žxtend the unions' fight for the right of collective bargaining. Arrange ments were made to hold a mass meeting of strikers in a mining town two miles out of Clairton, in defi ance of the sheriff's prohibition. Or ganizer James will speak. The date for the meeting was not given out. Watching State Police. Activities of the state police were watched closely all ltay by union representatives. Mr. Foster asked his men to forward affitavits regard ing the state troopers' actions at Farrel and Monessen to the Pitts burgh office. These will be for wardatl to the senate commlllittee in \estigating the strike. Photographs ire also to be obtained as evidence. Action of the state troopers in breaking up the strikers' meeting at Monessen and Donora has extended the fight of the unions for "consti tutional rights" to these two places. Mri. Foster said. I"lynin In IPittsln'rgh. Th-,re was consier'able interest here in the announcement that \\Wil liam .J. Flynn, chief of the bureau of investigation of the department of justice, had arrived in Pittsburgh to investigate the strike. Although nothing definite could be l:earned at tile local department of justice headquarters, it was reported that Al r. Flynn was here to investi gate tl:e steel company officials' charge that the strikers were being agitated by "radicals" and the tunion's allegation that their men were being denied the right of free speech and free ,assemblage. Mr. Flynn had a conference with United States Attorney E. Lowry Humes of this district this afternoon. ('Credit IItne Men. Mayor Babcock gave out the fol lowing statement: "I vmt glad to report that good order has been maintained in the city and vicinity throughout the week. Only slight disturbances have occurred. Credit is due the men themselves for helping to keep peace and order." REIU'SES TO NEGOTIATE. Ne.v York, Sept. 26.---Upon being shown a dispatch which quoted John Fitzp ttrick as saying that the strike of the steel employes would end im miediat( ly if the United States Steel corporation would arbitrate differ ences. Elbert H. Gary, chairman of the board of directors of the steel corporation, declared that the board of directors "'could not negotiate or meet with Mr. Fitzpatrick or his as sociates." At the time Mr. Gary was shown the dispatch, lie was being enter tained at dinner by Baron Kondo. president of the Japan Mail Steam ship company. On being asked to make some conutent, he broke the silence which he has maintained since the beginning of the strike and wrote out the following statement while seated at the table: "The board of directors of the United States Steel corporation are the representatives of nearly 150. 000 stockholders, including from 60.000 to 70.000 of our employes." said the statement. "We are their servants and are selected to repre sent and protect their interests and also the interests of all our 250,000 Dmployes, the majority of whom I think are not members of labor unions. "Moreover, I believe our corpor ation is under great obligation to the general Public concerning the issues involved in the pending strike. In these circumstances I would not at preseat assume to answer the uques Lion propounded to me. "However, I will say for myself that questions of moral principle cannot be arbitrated nor compro anised and in my humble opinion such luestions are included in the pres ent unfortunate struggle. I also think we cannot negotiate or con fer with Mr. Fitzpatrick and his as sociates as union labor leaders colt cerning our employes wilomi these gentlemen have volunteere.d to reD resent." ON THE MARICH. (Special United Press Wire.) Columbus. O.. Sept. 26.- (Govr nor Cornwall of' West Virginia has wired Governor Cox that ;,111)0 me11) from the vicinity of Steubenville were reported to he about ready to cross the Ohio river into Hancock county, West. Virginia. to compel the workers there to quit their places. 'Any such effort," Cornwall warned Cox, "will be regarded as an attack upon the sovereignty of West Vir ginia." Governor Cox wired the sheriff at Steubenville to do every hing possible' to preveut the re dorted proposed movement. ENGAGE IN I.A'T'TIlE. Pittsburgh, Sept. 26.-Strikers en gaged in a long range gun battle ear ly this morning with tlh state and local police, near Clairton. About ai dozen strikers opened fire on mlen who were on their way to work. It was dark and only the flash from the guns revealed the whereabouts READ THESE ENDORSEMENTS Three Forks, Mont., July 31, '19. Fellow workers on the Bulletin staff: Enclosed please find a little mite to help a little on keeping the wage slaves' banner afloat. I wish I could make it 100 bucks or more, but with no crop this year and only 63 bushels of wheat in the years of 1917 and 1918 it's hard sledding for a dry land farmer. If the Bulletin has to go down, put this little mite in the defense fund for the two brothers that were found guilty in the capitalistic court in Helena that was backed by the infamous "council of pretense and expense" to the tax payers of Montana. HOW ABOUT THOSE PLEDGES? Sam Ferrebec, President Meets Every Tuesday Night, 8 p. m. John Green, Secretary Carpenters' Union Hall. Silver Bow Trades and Labor Council Butte, Montana. At the regular meeting of the Silver Bow Trades and Labor assembly last night the following commuunication was endorsed: Butte, August 4, 1919. To All Affiliated Unions: The Silver Bow Trades and Labor council, realizing the magnificent fight being waged by the Butte Daily Bulletin, which is the official organ of this body, for its existence, against the combined opposition of big corporations and profiteering business men, and thoroughly understanding that this paper is positively the only medium of publicity through which labor unions are at liberty to express their side of any controversy that may arise with the employing interests of this conununity, earnestly hopes that the paper may secure the support which it so richly deserves. That the persons in charge of this publication may be free to devote their entire time and energies to the interests of the workers, instead of a greater or less portion of it in securing funds to meet current expenses, is a very important thing, and with this idea in view this council recommends to all affiliated unions and union men in general who have the welfare of the labor movement at heart: First, that all unions who feel so inclined agree to donate a stated sum per month, no matter how small, and at once inform the Bulletin management of the action taken. Second, that members of locals, individually, do likewise, if the organization to which they belong does not feel that it cares to act in the matter. One affiliated union has already agreed to pay $30 per month to the Bulletin, and, as the deficit will not exceed $2,500 per month, there should be absolutely no reason why the working men and women of Montana, after having established a daily in this city, should be deprived of the privilege of having an organ which can and will refute any un just statement, made by the corporation papers concerning them. If 10,000 workers in this great state would assess themselves but 25 cents each, per month, we would have a daily that the exploiting interests well nmight fear, and, as it is, Butte is a cleaner city than for years. The Bulletin started the fight against the profiteers. The Bulletin exposed crooked election methods. The Bulletin was the direct cause of the public market. The Bulletin made it possible to buy produce direct from farmers. The Bulletin exposed and secured the conviction of a crooked chief of detectives, when the corporation papers laughed at its efforts. The Bulletin is fighting at all times the battle of the workers, and if its management is willing to remain true to the cause of labor and suffer imprisonlment and other forms of persecution that the paper may perform the mission for which it was intended, the least the laboring people of Montana can do is to furnish the sinews of war, which will be a very small amount per capita when apportioned among the many. The council suggests that you decide upon an amount that will in no way distress either an individual or an organization, and then send in that sum promptly on the date agreed upon. In this way the question will be solved easily and as time rolls along we will more and more understand that "the pen is mightier than the sword." These statcments shall be given to the Butte Daily Bulletin, under the signature of the officei's of this organization, with full permission to use them, within the limits set forth, for:tCiiplurpose of in any way assisting the future prosperity of the said Bulletin. ' 9~i.t '~ SAM FERREBEE, President., (Seal.) JOHN GREEN, Secretary. THE BUTTE DAILY BULLETIN, 101 S. Idaho Street, Butte, Montana. of the men. The state police, who were expecting trouble and were ly ing in wait, returned the fire, gave chase and captured three. It was not learned whether any of the strikers were hit. THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY HOLDS FUNERAL SERVICES Services were held yesterday in connection with the funeral of Mrs. Harold Berry by the Theosophical society at the family home in the Tripp & Dragstedt apart ments and later services were held at St. John's Episcopal church with the Rev. C. F. Chapman officiating. T'he T'heosophical society exercises were presided over by Mrs. J. E. Lostin. The body was forwarded to Spokitne, Wash., for burial. NEW YORK PORT TIED UP BY STRIKE, REPORT News that New York harbor is tied up by a strike, presumably of narcor workers, aiind that no more tickets shall be sold on vessels des tined for Scandinavian ports, has been received by local ticket agents. Axel Talbert, who intended leaving within a few days for a visit to Swed en, was informed by the ticket agents of the strike and was advised that they had been ordered to sell no more transportation to Scandinavian ports. Bulletin Want Ads Get Result. Phone 52. SAY YOU SAW IT IN BULLETIN Now, can you either publish in pamphlet form, or get published in pamphlet form "'The Reconquest of America"? The state and the United States ought to be thoroughly sali vated with a pamphlet, "The Re conquest of America." It would put the gray matter in the cupolas at work. I have had several cold stor age plants read it and it warms them up. Fraternally, A. D. P. Whitefish, Mont., July 30, '19. Butte Daily Bulletin, Butte, Mont. Dear Sirs: Enclosed herewitl. please find check for ($5.00) five dollars, of which ($2.25) two dol lars and twenty-five cents may apply on a renewal of my subscription for three months, and the remaining two dollars and seventy-rive cents may Story of Brutalities by Gunmen Arouses Committee (Special United Press Wire.) Washington, Sept. 26.--An effort to induce Judge Gary and the steel employers to submit to arbitration will be attempted as the second step in.the senate labor committee's ef forts to end the nation-wide steel strike. Having obtained a statement from strike Chairman Fitzpatrick thaL the nmen would return to work on the promise of a just arbitration toward the ending of the strike, the committee now awaits a similar gromise by Gary, it was stated. The fact that Judge Gary said he would not deal with union leaders will deter the senators from making an attempt to end the strike. Sena tor Kenyon, the chairman of the in vestigating committee, hopes to ob tain from Gompers a. similar state ment. Kenyon was aroused by Fitz patrick's story before the senate com mittee yesterday regarding the treat ment of strikers in the steel districts and desires to have a special com mittee sent to the scene to make an immediate investigation. Gompers Testifies. Labor's right, which is today in court, is the issue in the steel strike, President Gompers of the American Federation of Labor, told the senate labor committee while appearing as a witness at the investigation of the strike. Gompers charged that the steel corporation was "in combina tion and collusion with the shipping companies, to bring labor from south ern Europe and the Balkans." He promised to preseut documents to the committee, proving this state ment. The steel workers were repeated ly denied the right of association in the last 25 years, said Gompers, ad cling: "This was done with all the go towards helping out the "free press fund." Yours for a "free press," and trusting that you succeed in the $5,000 drive, A. H. L. Keep the good work going, you're waking up some of the "dead ele ment." Vancouver, B. C., Aug. 7, '19. Butte Publishing Company, 101 S. Idaho Street, Butte, Montana. Dear Sir and brother: Enclosed please find express money order to the value of ten dollars ($10.00), a donation from this branch of our as sociation to assist you in your fight for existence. Copy of your paper was received here 0. K., and those members that perused the columns thereof were of the opinion that organized labor power, wealth, influence and doini nation of the steel corporation. They were denied this by illegal, uin warrantable and brutal means." Mermebers of the senate committee be lieire they are on the way to bringing together the employers and employes without- executive aid. Gompers-declared the steel coriopr ation maintained an elaborate es pionage system over its men, as part of a plan to prevent unionization. "They had detectives, spotters, agents and provocateurs," he said, "who dogged the men, tagged them and followed them to their homes, tiied to provoke them to. commit overt acts. to strike prematurely, or: dlo something for which they could be discharged." WILL OFFER COUNTER PROPOSITION TO MINERS (Special United PT'ess Wire.) Buffalo, Sept. 26.-Presentation of wage demands by a special c6m mittee of the United Mine Workers was made at a conference with rep resentatives of the coal mine opera tors. It was, reported before the con ference opened that the operators were prepared to meet the demands of the miners for a 60 per cent in crease with the offer of a 25 per cent increase and a reduction of the hours of work weekly from 40 to 44. as against the 30-hour week the min ers proposed. If you read the Bulletin patronize its advertisers. should back you all possible. We have just concluded a gen eral strike or our contribution would in all probability have been much more substantial. Trusting all appealed to are assist ing you as much as lies within their power and that the Butte Daily Bul letin will continue to flourish, we are. Fraternally, (Seal) LOCAL 38-52, I. L. A. F. SHAFMAN, Secretary. Southern Cross, Mont., Aug. 5, '19. Butte Daily Bulletin, Butte, Mont. Fellow workers: Enclosed please find two $5 bills as a donation to help in your fight for continuation of the publication of the only decent paper published in Montana. Yours for industrial freedom, A. AND S. G.