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Chicago o Shoe Store 7 80. MAIN. In these times when shoe prices are so dreadfully high why experiment on unknown makes. WE CARRY HOWARD & FOSTER SHOES ONLY. They wear better and cost less. Try a pair. FOR WORK SHOES WE HAVE THE CHIPPEWA SHOE THAT BEATS THEM ALL. Branch Store 43 E. PARK. (Green Front.) SAY YOU SAW iT 1N TIlE BULLETIN. KERMODES I THE BEST PLACE IN TOWN TO GET BETTER GRO Ii CERIES FOR LESS MONEY. Idaho potatoes., 1OU lh ............................ ....... .... $2.50 Sweet polatoes, 3 11 -----------------. -----------25c S W ealthy .pl , extra special, box .........................-----$1.25 SFancy Joniathan ua iles. ihox --------------------$3.50 I Extra fiancy celery, per mlulch ......-------------....... ------. 15c S (Crabh erries, per quart ............................. ..... 15c Bananas, special, iper doz. ......-.................. . ............40c t We deliver free of charge anywhere in the city and make good anything that is not right. PHONE 727. PARK AND ARIZONA STS. I- i i A- i- SlA-ll-- ------l-----ll---- SAY YOU SA\V IT IN Till II LEITII.IN. IlAIL IS WANTED WITHOUT FOR THE - --- MEN WHO ARE IN Hundreds of wuorkers are literally rotting in tlhe jails of this country because of their activiiy in the cause of Labor. Many of these victims of the world-wide class war are awating trial-and have been waiting for many wear'y ltonthls for the speedy trial guarantled them by the United States C..,stitution. Others were tried and sentenced to terms ranging from oiun to twenty years during the period of war hysteria, ,ird appeals in their cases are now being taken from King Capital drunk at, Kilng Capital solber. Some of the prisnrers have escaped by death, othlers are dying, mans halv co'iir'iacl''l |h'(treculusis and o ither loatlOli me dliseases. and all are sufl'eriig untold a rony fr'om close coniiLneriennt in Ilhe fetid atimosphere, from insanitary a I unheallhy surroundings, 'from poo' and insuOfficiernt f1,oI i. tind from il tonitalt Itre l:iu el i acc'rlded theni by brutalized guards. Past al.lCltupts I, -''cure bail for all iof these workers in jail have not beeni iatlended w it great success because of the lack of system. In diw -i11,s souhl is secure hail for their piersonil friends, and failing to get the necessary amount they returned whal had been collected, thus tmaking their entire el forts fruilless. This was Iire condition facing the dieleg,;tnes from, all !le westeryn district organizaditons of the Indltstrial W~irl..-ri.i' Iithe ', irld whenii IIe. mlel, in conlt'er .'ce on July 3 and 4 in Seittle. The delcgat.es solved the prioblem by an unfaiiling means tAg"an ization. A Bail and Il.nd Coniniiltte: was elected o systemrnatize the work of collecting bail and a nation-wide di ive has bceen started to secure the itani casil, Libirtv l Ffiiti ti ,! wllproperty' su'iffici,, lt to gain the release ,'all clamiss war i t is rncrs. \W illih piotically no alverlising Six Thou soalad I lnlal's \wei,., raised in t,, first five days. More than Two llun dretd T'houlsan, l.,lors are teeditd to release lthose now being held for their Labor acitxity. Sums of Five lmofllars and imp are accepted as loans, and all cash, Lib Peity Bonds or' mirerty is tmibilated in triplicate. one copy going to the person makinig Ihe loan, another being retained by the HBal anio Boni Committee, and the third being filed \with the TrHades Union Savings and Loan Associatlion of Seattle. with whom all funds, bonds and prop erty schedules will be banked. Only those who have been proved loyal and trustworthy are being sent out as collectors. Ever'ylliilig possible has been done to safeguard this bail and bond fund, from the selection of the committee to the choice of the bank. A portion o' the fund is being set aside to return loans on demand in case person.s who have made themr are forced to leave tie the country or have other' reasorns for making a withdrawul. Bail will be used to release specified persons where that is desired, but otherwise the release will tnke place by a blind drawing of names. thus insu'rin' tfairn'iss to all prisoners. By comm non consent the men in Wichita, Kanisas. jail will first be released, as they have been held the longest andl jail condlitios are \vworse there than anywhere else in the entire countr'y. This hail has reartlv all hoen subscribed, and t.he men will he iiial niceredilct cillet'lonrs when released, and their speedy release will help to set others at liberty. No necessity exists for argument. Your duty is clear. If your ears are not deaf to a call from your class, if you feel that an injury to one is an injury to all. if there brrns within you the faintest spark of human ity. you will see that the men .1r - not remain behindl the bars an un necessary ninulie bhefaiie you withheld your sipplrt. THEY ARE WILLING TO GIVE THEIR LIVES FOR YOU! ARE YOU WILLING TO LOAN YOUR DOLLARS TO THEM? Send all cash, checks and honds to John L. Enodahl, Secretary of Ball and Bond Committee, Box W, Ballard Station, Seattle. Property schedules should be filed with Attorney Ralph S. Pierce, Room 807 Cent.r l Building, Seattle. Butte Office, 318 N. Wyoming St., A. 8S. Embree, Bond and Ball delegate. LUMBER TRUST (Continued From Page One.) tion our system of organization. 'his in spite of the fact that our mail has been tampered with and our .Umembers have been obstructed aind intimidated by gunmen of the rInnlb.,r trust and every obstacle put in our way while trying to not ft: the worlikers that tile strike vote had ic rried. tUnl of the moat oernourrrging fea tul0. of the strike is the great Jp.r*t that prevail',. L.otters (lu1ing tfrt the wo let-rs in all parts of the ! rike dist.riet express their deter umination to fighi uni , our demand are granted. Tbhe lumnber harqns have rt"uck ,low at demolcracy in the northwe.?s but have been hiadeled off by thoa. ands of lumbherjaclis, many of whom only recently fought on the biatLe fields of Franuce to uphold the prin cipals of the democracv that, thi's' hypo rites despise and scoff at. SEven the most ignorant of the work ers can't be any longer fooled in to believing that democracy exists o, could exist where such autocrats ar the !umber barons are in control The fact that the capitalists harv !,:en ;n control for hundreds o: yt ars and have not brought real de r,,eracy about is good and sufficient and ample evidence that they don't v ant it. Please publish this article and oblige. PI'IBLICITY COMMITTEF Spokane: I. W. I. 1' PETROGRAD IS AGAIN (Continued from Page One:. government unless saved by the coiing of winter. is considered im -oinant here with the receipt of re ports that on practically every Ru, sian front the enemies of the bolshe viki nrv, rmeeting with victory. Alron vast fronts, approximately more that 1,218 miles, armies estimated at '.."e t..,-r hialf a million are battling deisperately in their efforts to over come the holshevists. From thr While sea to the Caspian there art alao uninterrupted lines where *r half dozen different nationalitie: are closing in upon the soviet strong holds. The bolsheviki forces are esti mated to number only between 500, 000 and 600,000 and are fighting desperately to the last ditch. The fighting is proceeding on scale of distances hithertoo unpre cedented in history. The A. B. C. of the Plumb Plan ------------ - What Is the Plumb Plan? It' Is a plan for the: public ownership and the democracy in the control of the railroads. Who Has Endorsed it? The two million organized railroad employes of America; and the Amer ican Federation ofi Labor, approVing the principle of government owner ship, has instrucr.ed its executive committee to co-operate with the officers of the railroad internationals in their effort. It also has been endorsed by several farmers' organizations. How Does It Propose to Buy the Roads? tV icouine eov. .in,.^t h-,ndi wits; which to pay for the legitimate pri vate interests in the railroad industry. How Does It Propose to Operate the Roads? By a board of 15 directors, five named by the president, to represent the public; five elected by the operating officers; five elected by the classi fied employes. Does This Mean Government Operation? No; it is operation by a board in which those having the responsibility have also the authority. It is superior to government operation because it '.evants control by an inefficient bureaucracy: and is true democracy since; it gives the men engaged in the industry a voice in its management. What Becomes of the Surplus? After operating expenses are paid, and fixed charges are met, including! the interest on outstanding government securities, the surplus is divided i qunallv between the goverlment and the n'mn. Tl,he enloves' nortion is to be .divided between the managerial and classified employes, the former receiving double the rale receiveu oy tice latter cl1a. ills nut a p4,,.1 since the corporation has no capital. What the men receive is a dividend on efficiency. Is This a Bonus System? No, it is giving those who increase production a share of the results Iheir increased effort has produced; and this share is theirs for as long, as they are actually in the service, and is not forfeitable. Why Do Operating Officials Receive the Larger Rate of Dividend. Because it serves as as greater stimulus to the group with the most re sponsibility. And since the operating officials would lose dividends if wages were increased it acts automatically to prevent collusion between labor directors and the operating directors to outvote the public's directors in raising wages beyond a reasonable level. The chief argument against the plan is that the public loses control of its own property, and that the men in charge cannot be prevented from combining to pay themselves ex-! trortionate wages. This method of sharing dividends sets up a natural bar rier against collusion. Is This the Only Protection for the Public? No, the riat-malking power remains with the interstate commerce con mission, and if wages were raised so high that rates had to be increased, lhe commission could refuse to change thbm, and shippers might appeal to the courts for redress. If the operation by the directors results in a de ficit, congress can revoke their charter. Does This Difference in Dividends Create Hostility Between Officials and Men? No, because without harmony between them neither group can earn dividends. An official in working for his own dividend is working for the dividend of his subordinates, for one cannot gain unless all gain. Does the Plan Assure a Decrease in Rates? It provides that when the government's share of the surplus is 5 per cent or more of the gross operating revenue, rates shall be reduced accord ;n.ly to absorbl the amount the o ~rnmelnt receives. For instance: If the entire surplus one year is $500,000,000, and this is 10 per cent of the loss operatig revenue, the government receives $250,000,000. And be 'an.ne this is 5 per cent. rates are decreased 5 per cent. See what follows: Without new economies or new business the profits the next year wouldt be only $250,000,000, and the employes and the government would re-i csive only half the amount of the year before. But. decreased rates mean more business; and. also, the reduction in dividends would stimulate the employes to improve their operation by applying better methods. So the tendency is to assure constantly decreasing rates, to add to the volume of business, and to give the most efficient service human ingenuity and de votion can provide. Decreased rates mean cheaper commodities; and so, through the effectiveness of the railroads, the purchasing power of money is increased. not only for the railroad man, but for every wage earner and i every purchaser. What Does the Government Do With its Share of the Surplus? It invests it in improvements and extensions, thus adding to the value of the railroads without adding to the fixed charges. It retires the out standing bonds, thus reducing the fixed charges. Ultimately the public has its r iroad service at cost. Does the Government Pay for All Extensions. No, the community benefited must pay if it can; if it is able to pay all, the building of the extension is obligatory. If it only pays part, the gov ernment pays the remainder, but only makes the extension as it deems wise. And where the general public and not a local community would be benefited, the government pays the whole bill. How Are Disputes Between Officials and Men Adjusted? By hoards, to which the operating officials elect five members and the mlen, five members. In case of failure to reach an adjustment, the case is appealed to the directors. Who Determines the Rate of Wages? The board of directors. Who Supervises the Purchase of the Roads? A purchasing board, composed of the interstate commerce commllission and three directors of the new government corporation, one director from each group. Who Decides the Value of the Private Interest in the Railroads? The courts. It is a judicial question, and is to be answered only after an examination of the charters of the existing companies, the laws under which they were created, and the manner in which the company has lived up to its charter and these laws. Will the Public Have to Pay for Watered Stock? No. The public will probably pay less than two-thirds of what the rail roads claim as their value. Are There Other Savings? Yes, the public can obtain the money to purchase the lines at 4' per cent. whereails the public is now charged rates to guarantee the roads 6 V2 11er cent on their money. Thile saving on the present capital account of the railroads would be about $400.000,000, and on an honest valuation would be nearly twice this sum. The Plumb plan provides for a sinking fund and every year one of the fixed charges wouild be 1 per cent of the outstainding indebtedness, to be used in retiring the bonds. The govern munllt also uses its profits in retiring bonds, so eventually, probably in 501 years, the peoulle would own tile roads debt-free. A further saving would ie in the operation of tlhe roads as a unified system, which permits the interchange of equiplment, tlhe end of wasteful competition, and greater econolmy in buying supplies. iUnder this plan passenger rates of 1 , cents t mile, and a reduction of frieghlt rates by 40 per cent. appear reasonable. Why Is It Called the Plumb Plan? Because it was conceived by Glenn E. Plumb, general counsel for the I Orgazuzel Railway Employes of America. What Can You Do to Help its Realization? Join the Plum Plan league (lodge melmbership, $10 a year; individual membership, $1, payable to Treasurer, Plumnb Plan League, 447-453 Mun sey Blldg., Washington), talk withl your friends, and write your congress mian. It is the only association to secure public ownership that has the endorsement of the organized railroad employes. Who Is Eligible to the League? Every one who believes that democracy in industry is the solution of Ihe railroad problem. How to Get Behind the Plumb Plan for Railway Ownership The bill drawn by lenn E. Plumb and backed by the 14 rail\\ay brotherhoods and muany otherl progressive organiza lions, ro\-iding for the public ow nership. democratic conu I] and etlTicient loper'ationi of the railways, has been lpre paredt andt will so')i be presented in congress. Not fewer tha (ut00O,oJ)0 people are behinl Ihe Measiure. A nation wide (.mpaign Is hein1 orgItuized by the railway brother hitds, the so-called' Plltlmb Plani league and the Public (.wniershiip League of America, all wurkiuni together. Every inIter.ested citizen in \Ameica. shouIil get into the tight. W'rie ftl particulars to1 Ihe Public Ownership League, 14t.39 Ulnity Building, Chicano. IF YOU DON'T SEE IHAT YOU WANT ADVERTISE FOR IT WM. BRINIG THE PRICE CUTTER on men's, boys' and children's wearing apparel, has made it a policy to give the working people the MOST AND BEST MDSE. FOR THE LEAST MONEY Over 20 years of steady business in Butte gives me a thorough understanding of what the people need. I help you reduce the high cost of living and help you swell your bank account. Come tomorrow, market day at the O. K. STORE 24 East Park street. A few whirlwind bargains for market day. NOTICE. $1.50) children s CUoveralls $3 chiltdren's btai sellters. in blue trimmed with red, sizes 5 to 8 ..-------.......$2.45 sale ric--------- ................$1.29 7 women's brown, elotrlli $2 boysh heavy mixed gray top, shoes, high or low swe ater coatls ........$1.29 heel. at .......----------......$3.75 $*$ rmen'- heavy wool $10 wo \ elo's shoes. black swoeter c, at in gray or or brown l kid. leather khaki -......... .. ....-....-. 3.75 heoel, Louis or Military, at $8 nens all-,wool WVrighl ,onrly ............-..........- $6.95 uniol suti(ts .-..........$3.95 $15 womoens gray, chanl $5 h ea. alol wool union pagn or lrown, a beant.i suits, specil ......$2.95 l shoe ..............$8.95 .i..50 heavy. menr's Cov- $1.50 won llot's lomfort eralls. khaki, spec. $3.45 ats ---Slipper, all si,85 $2.50 men's gray sweater $9 and $1t( men'rs dless coats, special ........$1.45 shles. black or browan, $15 boys' all wool serge buitt.on or lace ........$6.95 suits, waist line belted, $8 shoes, black or brown·. at ........----------.....-----.........$11.95 butlton or lace ..-.....$4.95 $ 12.5) boys' heavy, all $6.50 Chi )pewa, white 1wool soits, waist line ndl black. fancy toe work hlted ...---- $8.95 sewn ------.........-------.......$4.95 $5 boys' high (ttt shoes. $-.50) men's heavy woilrk all sizes ......................--$3 shoes ....................---- $2.95 THE O. K. STORE FOR SERVICE-THE O. K. STORE FOR QUALITY-THE O. K. STORE FOR THE LOWEST PRICES. O. K. STORE 24 EAST PARK ST. SAY YOU SAW IT IN TI-IHE 1B LL ETIN. Our Bread Carries the UNION LABEL The Famous SUNSHINE brand, a full pound loaf for 10c It's all bread and not puffed up with ammonia. More SUNSHINE bread sold in Butte than any other brand. You can tell good bread by eating it, that is why we sell the most bread. SUNSHINE-RYF-GRAHAM-FRENCH. JEFF C. CAUGHLIN, Agent. STALL NO. 4 PUBLIC MARKET. SAY YOU SAW IT IN THE BULLETIN. WE PATRONIZE THOSE WHO PATRONIZE US, OUR PRICES ARE RIGHT. N. CHULOS, PROP. 115 E. PARK ST. CAPITALIST CONFEREES MODEST IN PROPOSALS (Special IUited Press Wire.) Washington, Oct. 17.-The indus trial conference is debating the st, o stitute resolution endorsing collec tive bargaining. The substitute of fered by Chairman Wheeler of the delegates representing capital would reserve to the employers the right to refuse to deal with organized em ployes. The representatives of la bor will vote solidly against the sub stitute, according to the leaders. GIVE ROYALTY GLAI) HAND. (Special United Press Wrire.) Washington. Oct. 17.--The senate yesterday afternoon voted to offi cially receive the king and queen of Belgium on the afternoon of Oct. 28. SATURDAY SPECIALS. I SSTALL NO. 31i I CITY MARKET. i Fresh ranch e"_s .... 65c | Standard brands milk 15c Special, corn and beans, 2 cans ..............------------... 25c M. J. B. coffee, Ib. ....50c Fresh bulk mincemeat, i per lb .............------------..20c Special sale on all laun dry soaps. Fresh killed Spring chick ens, just in from the ranch I PILL OUR GOODS ARE OF i I EXTRA GOOD QUALITY. j I COME AND SEE FOR YOURSELF. SAY YOU SAW IT IN BULLETIN.