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.
43 E. PARK. (Green Front.)
SAY YOU SAW iT 1N TIlE BULLETIN.
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
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
(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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
$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
O. K. STORE
24 EAST PARK ST.
SAY YOU SAW IT IN TI-IHE 1B LL ETIN.
Our Bread Carries the
The Famous SUNSHINE brand, a full pound loaf for
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.
JEFF C. CAUGHLIN, Agent.
STALL NO. 4
SAY YOU SAW IT IN THE BULLETIN.
WE PATRONIZE THOSE WHO PATRONIZE US,
OUR PRICES ARE RIGHT.
N. CHULOS, PROP. 115 E. PARK ST.
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
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
SAY YOU SAW IT IN BULLETIN.
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