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(We publish herewith In' serial form one or the most remarkable
books that the war has produced. The author is Clarence K. Streit, the
Rliodes sdholltr 'from the 'University of. Montana. The book is a cm
pilatlon oft documentary evidence, spedechs delivered if ' the. French
chamber of deputies, statements of. t;e. Frenc), American ,nd :Ger
man general staffs,. newspaper artleigs, etc:, dealin .with he relation
of the Briey basian; nd its pitt~ mines tdo the ability t tlGeiir =gov
ernment to 'carry d the waat Probably the Lost atng anti'de
tailed indictment 0. the cdit piracy 6f the iron; ad? stql interest to
first= cause and thla profit; irm war, our readers ` ý.td' in "Where
Iron Is, There is t e Fathe'i*lad". an answer to the qution--who prof
its from war? It shows the community, of interest between the
French and German steel, trust and. 'submits evidence showing that
without this understanding Germany, cut off from a supply of Iron,
could not have carried on the conflict for a year. French nickel went
into the guns with which l'renchnren were slaughtered; Fremch cyanide
entered Into-. the manufacture of German munitions . that shattered
their bodies;' i'he feri'o-silicon used by' the Kruipps came from France.
'the soldier-workers 'died because their rulers made money 'from their
deaths. It is a horrible story but every statement is tulwarked by
a mass of evidence that has never been refuted.' Read the story care
fully and find out just how callous is-capitalism'; find out why wars
anfA...fought and who profits from .them.-Editor's Note.)
"It is only for the poor devils
tliat war is. not a gentleman's
agreement."-Pierre BRenaudel,
French Deputy.
"I formally accuse the big
cosmopolitan ;banks, at least
the owners of mining rights, of
having conceived, prepared and
let loose this horrible tragedy
with the monstrous thought of
world stock-jobbing. I accuse
these same money powers of
hiaving, 'bfore and since the
war, betrayed the interests of
)France." - Senator Gaudin do
Villaine (Coeservative).
(Continued from Yesterday.)
It'. is urged by some that the
fortifications of Metz made it im
possible to capture Brley by an of
fensive. That may or may not be
true. French military• authorities
differ with regard to this subject/
lut, as Geaeral Verraux says,
whether the offensive resulted in
the capture of lBriey or not, such
activity in that sector would have
had the vital effect ol so disturbing
und disorganizinig the work behind
the German lines that it would have
been impossible for the Germans to
continue their exploitation not only
of Briey but also of a large part of
the Lorraine mines and smelters
across the frontier.
General Malleterre, who com
manded a brigade along this Briey
front in 1914 and has the distinc
tion, notable for an officer of' his
rank, of having been badly wounded
in action, made this comment in
Le Temps, Jan. 31, 1917: "Perhaps
it, was thought dangerous to begin
a premature and' uncertain battle
in these industrhil regions, result
ing in their immediate destruction'.
This destruction certainly would
have been better than to leave them
to be exploited by the Germans."
S.Even if it be ,conceded that an
ittonsive against Brify 1was wholly
inpracticable, there remained still
another. method by which the French
could have disturbed the German
exploitation of the' Briey and Lor
raine mines and smelters. What is
more, with very little injury to' the
mines themselves their production
of ore for the Germans could have
been cut almost to nil. That state
ment is made on the authority of
the president of the Coinmittee of
Forges, Deputy Frantcois de Wendel,
himself. The method? - Bombing
the mines very fretiuently from air
After having denied .in the cham
ber of deputies on Feb. 1, 1919,
that'"because of his interests on the
Lorraine frontier he had ever in
tervened to prevent either an of
fensive against Briey or the bom
bardment of the district, de Wendel
"On the contrary, I will say that
it was I, myself, who, by my own
hand, pointed out on the maps and
plans of mines and sinelters, in par
ticular of those I direct, the vital
Spoints which should be hit by bom
"This bombardment," he added,
''was evidently possible, but could
it attain the results which certain
ones hoped from it?" And he went
on to say that the occupation of
Briey after the armistice showed
that the mines and, smelters there
had suffered little damage from the
bombardments which they did re
cei.e late in the war. And then he
"I do not want anyone to deduce
from my words that I am opposed
to these bombing expeditions. I say,
on the contrary, that they have ren
dered great service, and in particu
lar I wish to' point .out, because I
was able to notice the effects in
Lorraine, that they obtained im
portant results in the disorganiza
tion of the exploitation of 'the basin
by the use of the' system of' one of
our colleagues, Mr. Laurent pynac.
He told us, you remember, that
bombaidments from tisie' to time
by powerful squadrons did not give
thie results expected and that, if we
substituted for them nightly bom
bardments multiplied at frequent in
tervals, we could 'completely disor
ganize work. and render it practical
ly impossible.
"This result has been obtained.
. I my self, a few weeks be
for the speech of Mr. Laurent Eynac,
received through a repatriated cit
izen a communication from the di
rector of one of ou'r establishments
in Lorraine in which he told me. of
the negative result of the heavy
bombardments and pointed out the
disorder and inquietude into which
the workmen were thrown by the
frequently repeated bombing expedi
tfions. That was the lystem of Mr.
Laurent Eynae. I hastened to give
this letter to General de Castelnan
and I do not hesitate to say' that
upon re-entering Alsace-Lorraine I
found a certain pleasure in hearing
this director tell me that he could
notice the effect of his communi
Brtey. immune.
SThe bombardments of which de
Wendel speiks. were made late in
the war. ,eterring to the earlier
years of the s8xggle, Deputy Barthe
declared in tBh;4ber in Feb. ~:.
'I have affrrmed'that, duriapg.. the
war, a general was ouffltiall reprl
itade4 toa. •ai~h .bo;Sar.e4 the
district of Briey by airplanes, and
that at one period of the war the
military chiefs forbade the aviators
to bomb this basin (Briey). Among
those who, not wishing to give in
to such orders because they noticed
the activity of the Germaris in the
Briey basin, went and bombarded
it, I believe some have been pun
He was then interrupted by Depu
ty Flandin, a conservative who
served at Verdun' as an artillery of
ficer, who stated: "During tlis dif
ficult period (the latter part of
1916) we 'soldiers at this front
often wondered *why our aviation,
which was so active during, the bat
tle of Verdun, had not' been ordered
to intervene and bombard' the mines
and smelters, from which arose im
mense clouds of smoke which we
saw on clear days' overing the
horizon in the direction of Con
And so. Deputy Flandin said, on
Dec. 23, 1916, he went to the head
quarters of General" Guillaumet,
commanding the :Second Army, and
explained the situation, givin'g him
a 'd'tailed map of the Briey 'mines
andtsmelters. A few days later he
and his comrades were: overjoyed to
see that a squadron of the Second
Army had bombiarded the 'min'es of
de Wendel at'"Joeuf. Buit no other
such .bombar'dmeits' followed. Puz
zled. he returned to' the' army's
headquarters.' There the chief of
staff told him that the general had
been ordered to cease' these opera
tions for two reasons, which Flandin
gave as follows: "Because Joeuf.
it seemed, was not in' the' sector of
the Second Army (laughter in the
chamber) and because 'the general
staff reserved to itself alone the
right to give order's 'of this kind
to the bombing s'quadrons.
"I was profoundly astonished and
chagrined, the more so because I
knew, froua what my frieiids in the
aviation service who had bombed
Jocuf had told pie, the 'operation
had" been' done with relative ease,
with efficacy 'and"c without" losses'."
Deputy Flandin then met General
LyautBey who had been to -the gen
eral staff headquarters and had
found that the value of bombing the
Briey region finally had been recog
nized 'and that 40 bombing expedi
tions had been sent over it betweln
Nov. 22, 1916, and Feb. 19, 1917.
He closed his speech with these
"But during the 27 months the
Germans were able, without being
disturbed, to extract millions of tons
of iron ore for their munition fac
SAristide Briand then intervened,
and said that he was premier during
this period and that he and Albert
Thomas, minister of munitions, had
on several occasions brought to the
attention of the general staff the
imaportalice of bombing these war
industries of Germany.
'The startling fact remains that for
the first 27 months of the war the
Briey basin was free from bombing,
though, according to Deputy Laurent,
Eynac, who during the war was'
especially occupied 'with 'aviation
bombing, only a few airplanes were
needed to trouble. efficaciously the
German exploitation bf Briey. In
1917 the bombing' of the district
began, Deputy Flandin said. .But
how was this bombing carried on?
Speaking of the period betweep
F~i. 9'and Oct. 18,. 1917, Deputy
Eynac said in the chamber' on Feb.
14, 191.9:
'"The .orders of the objectives to
bombard were given to the bomb
ing group in execution of a bombing
plan, a secret document, established
under the direction "of Lieutenant
Lejeune, at that time' attached to
the aviation section of the group
of armies of the East. This plan
received the approbation=_ of 'the
grand general staff. Frequently in
telephone" messages or' in Visits to
the bombing squardons, Lieutenant
Lejeune, who indicated the' objec
tives for the day or for the-moment,
repeated the order prohibiting the
aviators to attack certain objectives
situated within the blockaded rail-'
road lines." . (Exclamatiotns in the
Now, who was this Lieutenant Le
Jeune, who had the direction of the
bombing operations against Briey
when they finally were began? Ac
coring to Deputy dq Wendel's own
admission, Lejeune .was an, employe
of the Committee, of Forges..
Always, it would seem, when Iron
an'd steel are concerned,; the strate
gical positions, be they governmental
or military,' are filled by this sgame
source, the Commrrittdee of orges.
Germany Recip'ioeatce.
.uch ',then, is tthe mysteryv of the
wIr Bdastl bt. Briey, but it should
s,.e b,. cops.dese4 alone. Coat is
fully as important to a nation at
war as is iron, and if Frande de
layed to attack the Lorraine iron
basin, Germany on the other hand
made little attempt, it 'seems, to
dis'tdirb the exploitation : by the
French of their coal mines in the
Basin of Bruay in the department of
Pas de-Caliiis... In a letter 'pulj1is ed
in 'L'Inforination, the' iPar~li nafi
cial 'jourishail, Feb. 16,. 199, rtedited
to Major de -Grandinaisdn, a cohi
servative member of' the 'chbamber of
4.eputies, the signifitiance of this
coal 'basin is'- mde clear: in thebd
*t'hndeed, our coal mines in that
part p, the Pas-de-Calaes :which wat'
not invaded and which remained un
hurt, produced 28,0.00 -tons of coal
a day, indispensible to our rail.
ways and war industries, particu
larly during the active submaripe
campaign. The Germans on thibii
side could ask their- government.
'Why were not Bruay and the coal
mines bombarded and destroyed?
Why, instead of attempting an un
fruitful effort against Verdun in
February, 1916, didn't you make
the same effort toward the coal
basin of Pas-de-Calais?' They surely
could have :p!brced our lines, since
at that time the second and third
trenches htd not been dug.
"It can be said today that the
truly remarkable activity of our
coal mines of Pais-de-.alais and the
willingness of our- minpers working
day and neight, in proximity to the
enemy lifies during the niost critical
hours of the war, have contributed
to save France from defeat'.
"One can conclude that if our
military chiefs and men in power
have committed a few errors in the
conduct of the war, our' enemies
have committed much greater ones
and that their having respected to
the very end of the` war the unin
vaded section of the: coal mining
district of 'Pas-de-Calais was not the
least among these errors."
This same point was brought out
by Francois de Wendel, head of the
Committee' of l'orges, during the
debates in the chamber of depution
on Feb. 1, 1919,, when he said: "If
it was so easy by bombing the mines
of Briey to obtain the results that
we honed for, one cannot conceive
why the Germans, who knew our
coal situation and realized in what
difficulties we would have been
thrown by the destruction of the
nines of Pas-de-Calais, did not de
stroy them. For thiese mines of Pas
de-Calais were not .5 or 30 kilo
meters (15 to 20 miles)' from the
front as were those of Briey, but
Simnly 15 or" 17 kilometers:"
This remark made by 'the presi
dent of the steel combirie direw from
Gustave. Tery in, L'(Euvre, Feb. 7.
1919. the. following eomment: "It
is. in deed, in'cifeiv'able. What!
lThe Rcnhes wih4' bomtbarded Paris
120 kilomdters''disthit cduld not
roach Prench Bruay which was only
. 5 kilometers from their lines? At
the moment thiat I. asked myself
that question-and it was not the
first time that had comen to me
I heard behind me a colleague ejacu
late. 'By George? They are in ec
hoots!' < And it made me shiver."
Shortly afterwards, La Matin, a
conservative French 'daily with a
circulation said to be Over a mil
lion an(, a half a day; printed on its
front page, Feb. 14, 1919, a two
column headline which read:
LeMatin adds today to the de
bate the point of view. of
the French' high com
Up to this time, Le Matin had
been "playing down" the debate
over Briey. But under this head
line it published a long letter, fill
ing nearly a column and a half on
the front page, signed "General X,"
which throws illuminating light on
the working of the military mind.
Here it is, in part:
"Why was not an attempt made
to destroy the smelters of Briey, or
at least prevent all work in them
by bhombing them dontinually? Here
again We must'look" at the question
in its true setting.' Despite all tthat
•may be,'said, was is a' matter of con
vention. For centuries it has been
a magnificent and terrible game be
tween professionals. One fought he
cording ,to the rules of the game.
"In this war for the first time
conventions, because it was a war
of nations, have been trodden under
foot. . But some, tacit con
vention existed nevertheless. In
some sectors. men could at certain
hours attend. to their Drivate needs,
wash themselves and ,go look, for
water withou' hearing a gun
"In the same way, the bombard
ment of the\ staff headqugarters,
when they were not on an important
route or at . a rall.ean where ttoops
were concentrated, was most often
abstained fro't. ..
The Courteous Germans.
"Whei ,ompnigne, after the 21st
of March (19:), received every
night visits from- the enemy' gothas,
the palace where tihe grand general
staff was installed -did'i ibt t8heive
a bomb. The Germans bombarded
the station, tlh bri4ge4 over the
Olse, .the crossroads---they visibly
spared the staff headquarters.
"It should be noted that there is
in these tacit conventions a point
of view of general interest which
well 'Whows how in the most un
reasoniable enterprises, w isdo.m
makes its voice heard.
"Now, there. "was much of this
wisdom in the questioh of Briey.
The Germans 'were exilolting the
smelters in range of 'ot. aviatiop,
but wpe were exiloitiqg g~lers~ fully
as imfrortant in raantot o*'their ar*
tillery: As far 'as pDosible the se
curity of the ne brought ,the asecur
ity of the others. "An as every
thing ls relative, there were not,
as a. matter of fact, t.nany bombs
dropped on one side or the other.
There may have "beef" a' geneiral
order forbidding` the boitibtng of"thie.
Biley smelters. But thil order ought
to be interpreted in t.his 'maniibr
'Let them alone and. let them Ieave
us alone.' .
"Do you wish another example
of this donventionai: state oC'spirit
which will' reign in'war as long. as
it is carried os. by. soldiers of
career? The armnstiee will.'fairnish
it. It is. now asl e4-'Why' wgo not
the immediate de !li.zatiog .t the
German army demanlded, siCe. it
was demaniided of the Aestrian
army?' Simply. because, aaadver
sary who has praovd lls'c er'.ye
and tenacity,, ha 'the right ft what
re called 'the linors fo war'
that is to say,' tF retire with Ahis
arms and bagg~g.. Marsllal oeoh
Judied that tq'e mafIla ,~iyy had
mrter this t4; i the
Au. t.ans,' ba' solers t .t they,
we'e, had na6 mete i2~ A.}d I
tell you. thitt n. a military maan
(By Unitrd Press.)
Portland, Oct. 13.-Chief of Po
lice Jenkins now wonders what next
they'll ask of him.
Jenkins' latest task was a stun
ner. A' prosgiective bridegroomn, a
farmer, ctilKiit leave his' wbrk td
come to Portland to meet his mall
oraer tiangee, so he asked the chjef
of -"olice dti do the hBnors.
That wouldn't bean so bad, but
this i. the 'only description thq
would-be groom sent to ,lenkins:
"She is heavy set a'nd wears a
black dress and black hat.."
The farmer informed the chief he
had advertised. for a wife, started a
courtship-by-mail, won the consent
of a lonesome' miss in another state;
and she was, due to arrive in Port
land. He' had promised to meet heir.
But a fellow couldn't desert his
crops at -a crucial moment, so
wduldn't Chief Jenkins please greet
the bride-to-be, and direct her to the
farmer's ranch'?
Jenkins inStructed his union-sta
tion cops to ,d9 the Itet they could.
They intercepted all the women they
saw comtin-,from the tralisjs wear
lug black hats and dresses, if 'they
were at all inclined to he heavy sot.
There' were so many who an
swered to 'the' "description" that
they werd cdmipelled to report they
missed the ji ht one.
(By the Federated Press.)
Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 13.-"Can you
imagine anything more outragebus?"
said Eugene "Debs when he learned
of the expulsion of Paul Hannag rid
L~j'urence Tod9 from the conferences
of Sedtetary of State Colby lwith
Washington. newspaper corresp6nd
ents. "The administration throttles
all' attempts td6 get the' news on.
highly .important matters before the'
"All news must be sifted through
the capitalist press before it gets
out and thep the, people may read it.
Mr. Colby can'make the people be
lieve whatever be wants them to
believe and when Paul Hanna, rep
resenting the only working class
news-gathering agency in America,.
exposed the crooked methods, he is
ejected, kicked out.
"Labor has no place now in Wash
ington. Colby's boot is stronger than
Hanna's right.. I'd 'like to be on the
platform just once with Mr. Colby
as a text.
"Do you realize, comrades, what
the ejection means? It sums up
overything that 'we claim. It proves
all our contentiops."
Oct. 16 will mark the date of the
closing of the Irish' republican bond
subscription campaign, according to
announcement by James E. Murray,
state chairman of the Americtan
commission for Irish independence.
Payments on all, Montana sub
scriptions will 'be received at the
office of J. J. Ilarringtou, Hirbour
block, up to and iicluding Oct. 31.
The subscription in Butte alone, ac
cording'to Messrs. Murray and HIar
rington. have reached the total of
has found Marshal Foch's decision
Three days later in another let
ter to Le Matin, replying to M1ajor
de Grasrdmaison, "General X" spoke
even more plainly of the "tacit
agreement" between the belligerents
for the mutual protection of staff
headquarters, saying:
"We have even seen that the
grand general staff after the 21st
of March, when the enemy sudden
ly came within 20 kilometers oq' it,
was at Compiegne, through which
troops and artillery were continually
passing. And so the Gerimans, who
hal. never bombarded Chantilly nor
13eauvais' and who later did not
bopmbard Provins, multiplied at this
time their bombing expeditions to
Compiegne. But as the palace-the
headquarters of the general staff--
was by its size extremely visible
and sufficiently distant from the
road, the bridges of the Qise and
the railway station, it did not re
ceive any projectiles."
The explanation of this immun
ity, accoriding to "''Geleral X," was
that from the military loint of view,
the results obtainable from bombing
staiff headquarters wereo illusory and
hot worth while.
'*" Gentlemen's Agreement."
It wasThe publicatiOit of tlhe first
of these two remarkable letters
that ceused Pierre Renaudel, social
ist 'dety, to declare during the
debate in the chamber that day:
"It is only for the poor devils
that War is not a gentlemen's agree
ment.':Or,' to put it mote exactly,
the only agreement which they make
is a 'convention with death."
"Was it then a 'gentlemei's agree
menit,' similar to the one that pro
tebted staff headquarters, 'which
was. the 'dause of the remarklthble
immunity which the coal and iron
mining districts on both sides of
the Western- front enjoyed during
Wbot of the war? The letter in
'LInformation, already q uot ed,
b s. :Qut this point succinctly.
ter. referring to thie cmoplaints
:or trench aviation officers that they
)ad gt -e forbildea to bomb Driey,
the writer says:
"The minotive of this prohibition
of which the aviation officers speak
seems, according to rumors, to have
been: 'due to a tacit agreement be
t.. the belligerents. It would
see. that we said to the Germans:
''e'" will 'not bombard ' triey from
Whichyou get iron ore if yQu will
esiiect oin y.or' side, Bruny and the
coal basin of t)as-de-Calais'"'
Who at bottom. was responsible
for the undeniable immunity ac
corded' these iron and coal mines?
(To bi' continued.)
SJob Ptting
SUSK in speaking of cotton mills, being told the conditions
prevaling were necessarry to produce good cotton goods,
said: ,Then let us hnave 'worse cltton and hbetter men."
t The redmining partl of the year 1l920 presents an unusual
opportunity to the laboring man. Will he help himself and
l others to grasp the situation? Will he join with those wh6 see the
possibilities? We think he will. With the growing acuteness of the
industrial situation, a true knotledge of the labor movement is becomn
il"g a first essential, not only to any real understanding of present
i day problems, but also to any intelligent reorganization of society.Ta
T1oie nend for undtrstnmding demnrls a more extensive effort on the
part of laboring men and womeri to fully grasp the sociali probllems
that now confropntt s. Our efforts should he concentrated on the
constructive educational work which the printing-press gives us the
chance to do. We arerc therefore, urging you to send your ordlers for
printing to The Bulletin office. There are still a few unions and
i union men who insist upon helping out the members of the Associ
atedl Tndustries and the Montana Development Association by sending
their job printingr to the firms who belong to these destroying angels
of the unions. Common sense tells us this should not be. The Buil
letin certainly does not do any worse printing than the Members of the
Associated Industries, and goodness knows, it does not 'charge any
more; then why send them the work? The Bulletin has put in an ad
ditional press to do the work and hopes soon to make another addition
to llae mechanical plant in the shape of machinery. We are depend
ing on the work of unions and those who are insympathy with the
labor movemnient. Above and beyond everything else, The Bulletin
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StaUf Writer the Federated Press.
(Questions to the writer shouldbe addressed care The Bulletin.)
Whichever you call them,. was
there ever a girl who grew up to
wjat the excessively adult call "ado
lescence"- without that wild pump
ing of th. heart at the sight of a
Certain Person? Maybe It's' a teach
er, maybe anothei girl, maybe a
neighbor or a member of your own
family; but in all your. real love
'affairs of the future there will never
be a more genuine or a more
baseless emotion than that fi:st
faint premonition, the' "case."
1 'wish I had a chronicle of all my
"cases"-for soine' of us get the
thing over and over, with distreds
ing 'fickleness. There was my aurit,
and the lady next door who got
the smallpox, and the blue-eyed
schoolmate who played the violin,
and my teacher of 'Eiglish. Those
are all I remember; but I am mor
ally certain there were more. And
my adoration ran the entire gamut
from qhoholates to tears, from imita
tion to' voluminous correspondence.
(Heaven be praised, those letters
must all have been destroyed long
-pon't worry, little sister, when
suddenly you begin blushing at the
sight of some special, usually older,
and naarly always feminine, person.
Don't Worry, and don't take your
self too seriously. 'What 'You feel
is p·rtly hero-worship--that actu
alization of the ideal which poor
humans seem to need to help us
up toward our dreams and ambi
tions. 4nd partly it is Nature mak
ing the heart ready for the big,
strong, mature love and devotion
between man and woman that jus
tifies all the pain and sorrow of
life. Perhaps tho girls who flirt
from babyhood, and have always
had adoring boys somewhere in the
vicinity, escape - the ""case" stage
altogether; but for most girls it
conies for a time at least somewhere
between 10 and 15.
'Just be' sure that your idol is
worth what you bestow upon her,
and the experiencq will be valuable
to you for all your life. Is it your
teacher you worship? Try to pleasie
her lby learning and being interested
li the things she knows. Is it an
other girl? What are the graces
of 'character that first attracted you
to her, and why can't you cultivate
them, too?
The only danger there is in all
this lies in making too much of
it. Etriendship is a very real and
beautiful, and permanent thing;' and
it is thd natural and desirable end
of all "cases" that have an ade
quate reason for being. But don't
mistake the feeling you have -now
for 'anything' that will or should.
last, or above all for any substitute
for the love 'bf maturity.' An older'
woman. can, do a' great deal for a'
young girl who looks up to and
loves her ; and the test of the val
idity, 6f your' "case" will be the
ease with which it slips into' a less
emontitnal companionship.
.Perhaps there is: no' experience
that coumes to a very young girl
that i.s'imore full of problems' than
this one. That is why I have writ
tep about it here, in the hope that
if' there' is something of thlis sort
that is :troubling' you, and that you
can tell me about, you, will .write
men and 14t me give 'you what help
L-can on it. Reni'ember"'this: there
is no place in friendship .for Jeal
ousy; if you begiti to feel symptons
of Jealous 'or exclusive emotions,
your relation is beoqoning unhealthy,
ads you 'must find 'tipe itrepgth of
iJll to .break it :off: entirely. If you,
do not, you may have the much
more painful trial of finding your
self summarily disposed of; for no
one likes to feel herself taken pos
session of, and older people are not
always understanding enough to
break away gently.
Hero-worship Is one of the things
that' has brought about many of the
finer things of life; friendship is a
spltlndid 'and precious thing. See
that from one of these your "case"
grows into the other; and need not
SButte Daily Bulletin
S Mr. Siiinlair in the Brass Check reviews the attitude of
newspapers toward the Colorado labor Lroubles of 1914,
in which he took a leading part. He speaks of the Tom
Mooney case in California; of the deportation of Indus
trial VW'orketi of ttie World in Arizona; of the shooting
in Ientralia, Washington, a few months ago; of the coal
strike, the steel strike, and a hundred other strikes. In
this connection he writes:
"In great labor centers, from which strike news
comes, you find this situation: that even if the As
sociated. Press wished to deal with a fair newspaper,
there is no fair newspaper to deal with. In ;Law
renCe., Massachusetts, in Palerson, NeW Jersey, in
Triiidad, Colorado, in lBislee, Arizona, the newspa
pers are owned by the local industrial magnates and
thiir financial and political henchmen. In Montana"
the Anaconda Miniing Company, a Rockefel etr.'dn
cern, owns or eonrtrols practically every newspaper
iii the state; so of course the Associated Press sends
no fair labor news from Montana. I asked ex-Gov
e.rnor hunt of Arizona how the Associated Press had
treated llhim while he was giving the miners a square
deal during the big copper strike. I-I answered':
* 'They were so unfair that I quit dealing ,with them
at all."
The Butte Bulletin is recognized a* mrnost forwtar6d
looking, fearless and fair newIp la the NorthWiiat.
It knows no. master, nor dobs it :conahze aily cfi'el'b:
t stands for the peoplt as agt.p$., sopeola privilege.
Every voter in Mon- During the coming
tana should have The Presidential. Election
exposing, the bdouble- The Bulletin will pene
dealing of the propa- trate the smoke screen
ganda graftors. of the Capitalist Pr-ess.
Send $5,.00 at ono and, you will get th .~uIUn
for :six months' and a c6py 1of Upton 8InaI'pe It
'"The Brass Check," Pree;
Make all checks and money-ordgrs payabple -.
Bulletin Publlshitig COmnpaiyn 101 Southtdah4
Butte, Mont..n ".
be ashamed of feeling that transient
foreshadowing of love.
Your friend,
Helena, Oct. 13.---The state is
without authority to lease sub
merged lake bottoms, for, oil 4pros
poectng purposes, accordlng to ain
opinion rendered by Attorney,. Geh
eral Ford. The opinion was ren
dored on request of the registeri of
state lands,, who called uponlto de
cide betvween two applicants for
leases for land lying on the bottom
of Lake Boydoin, Phillips county.

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