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Iuend Ntery. Evening, Except Sunday, by the Bulletin Publishing Co.
Entetred as Second Class Matter, December 18, 1917, at the Postottilee
at Butte, Montana, Under Act of March 3, 1879.
One Month .............$1.00 Six Months .............ý.. $.00
Three Months ................... 2.75 By the Year ................. 9.50
Montana State Federation of Labor; Metal Trades Council of Butte;
Silver Bow Trades and Labor Assembly; State Metal Trades Council.
Insure an Honest 'Election
It is a, well-known fact that with an honestly conducted
election on November 2, the state and Silver Bow county re.
publican tickets have no chance of success. It is equally wel
known that the Anaconda company is leaving nothing undone
to steal the election. They have at their command plenty ol
money, money which should be expended for the betterment
of the men engaged in the basic industry of this city and the
community in general, and with this money they are laying
plans to thwart the will of the majority of the electors of this
county and state. They are sending to every town and indus
trial center in this state, men who are adepts in the art of steal
ing elections. It has been done before and, they propose and
know they have to do it again if honest men who will honestly
administer the government of this county and state are to be
kept out of office.
The situation is desperate for them, they realize it; much is
at stake, and the New York. looters propose to utilize, without
stint or limit, all the crooks and murderers whom their blood
money can command in order to retain their political control.
They realize that in this coming election the honest people, ir
respective of party, are arrayed on one side, apd the New York
looters and taxdodgers with the profiteers, the stool-pigeons,
the destroyers of the home, the riff-raff and human vermin who
live off the earnings of others, but toil not, and the murderers,
are arrayed on the other side, and they know that they are in'
the minority, and they know that they cannot win by fair means,
therefore they are prepared to employ every method and every
person that their blood money can purchase to win the elec
They never surrender-they must be defeated.
Every effort is being put forth by those who have and are
leading in the fight for'a truly representative American gov-a
ernment in this state and county, but if the majority is to pre
vail on November 2, that majority's duty is not finished when
it casts its vote, it must see to it that the vote as cast is counted
that way.
One of the things which has been done to help secure an hon
estfplection is to enlist the services of Congressman Evans. We
append a letter received from him in response to one sent him
by a citizen of Butte asking for aid in preventing a repetition of
previous election frauds in Butte:
I have been in consultation with the department, of jus
tice here in the hope of securthing an honest election in
Butte. I think we will have the earnest co-operation of
t.'hatl. depairtnent. how eoffe tive it will be, of course, I
cannot sayx. I notice from the press thalt the Uniled States
attorneys have already been in strultded on the question of
the. cougressional clection. A\t the pirolper time the agents
of the department. o 'just ice in BItte will bhe notified to
lend their co-operatio n in the matteri.
I hope that the result will tend toward an honest elec
[ion in Silver Bow counitv.
W\Vith best wishes,
Sincaerely yours,
(Signed) JOIN M. EVANS.
The above may help, but from past experience we know that
the Anaconda's tenacles reach even the department of justice,
and no chances must be taken.
The most sacred thing in America is the home, and next to'
that and necessary to its maintenance, is the ballot, and you
should defend the honesty of the latter as you would the sanc
tity of the former.
McCormick Gumshoes
\Vould you hire a lawyer who has neve, tried a lawsuit after
being admitted to the bar for fifteen years? Washington J.
McCormick's name does not appear in the reports of the su
premne court of Montana. No one has ever hired him to appear
there. No one in Missoula county or elsewhere in Montana
during fifteen years has had enough confidence in his inttegrity
and ability to retain him to plead a case before the supreme
court. WVill some of McCorn mik's coal-oil friends advise itf we
are wrong? \VWe are willing (Q he corrected, lie has never ap
peared in the supreme court of Montana on behalf of any client.
Ifhe is a lawyer, would not some person in Montana in fifteen
years have found it out and hired him to go to the supreme court
at least once? lie knows something about certain bars, but
we are otalking about the lawyer's bar.
Even if Mr. McCormick were a good lawyer, and had ap
poueared before the supreme court of Montana, we would oppose
sending him to eongress, because there are already too many
lawyers there for the good of the country, and what have they
done for. the working people? They have burdened the pres
ont.and future generations with more taxes than they can af
ford out of their meager incomes. There is a tax for this and
a tax for that, there are more things taxed now then ever be
fore, and the faxes that you formerly paid are higher on every
:thing..vhan they formerly were. The tax problem has become
,a serious orie for the people generally, and especially for the
vorkihg People, the people who are struggling tO get along, to
;e a:ut a mere'existence, and make payments.on a small uni
'ptetentious home. -The tax problem is also a serious one for
4he small merchant, who has a life-time savings invested in a
1ittieobusiness, the little fellow who is excluded from the proft
°-teer clasp, who is not of the inner circle and therefore cut off
trbm the gravy, the small merehant. and contractor who is not
neextdo the throie, and therefore must take what crumbs are
t:hrown him, .without a murmur of dissent, or )e crushed by
the fe who coiinstitute the patriotic profiteer clan.
There.is only,-no alternative for these, as far as the con
gressional election in this district is concerned, and that is to
note for the woi king man who is running for congress on the
':f ' tticklet, one who works for a living, and therefore
,th.:the-ste rar m ties of existence, familiar w'ith
Sthe 'e''day groblems of the workirn ma t dthe" Ph
ih - ittactor of small means. ". :i
Ther :is another reason why Mr. IMeCao shpill
feated for congress, and this hn would e vere the...ni
other: lie carle into Silver Bow county, La/rd with the aid of a
defeated candidate for the democratic no10 f on for c.'gress
in this district, injected the religions q4 tiof Hn iird his
escort gumshood around certain districts of:the city, button
holed the voters, and told themr they oughtlovote for him be
causel.he was of their religious faith. The issue or issues of
this campaign have nothing to do with religion; in thi(oounrtry
everyone, according to the fundamental tlaw of the land, hlas
the right to believe in and follow his own' creed, ana any6hi
seeking, office on the strength of his religiou i affiliitib Rhulh't
he treated with contempt by every right-minded citien, and
repudiated at. the polls on November 2. .
From the Silver Bow County Tax Rolls
The following figures are taken from the: tax rolls and can
be verified by anybody who is interested enough to take the
trouble. Many people will take the Bulletin's word fde it:
LAIfrlY DUGGAN pays taxes on $37,400 in Silv..lBow
CON F. KELLY pays taxes on $8 1,000. Of this amouitt,
$50,000 is on notes secured by mortgages, and such like; and
$23,500 is on his West Park street residence, since sold to
Bruce Krenmer, which was bought and paid for by money ob
tained through the receivership of the State Savings bank. J.
Bruce is no destroyer of homes as everybody knows. .i He likes
a fine home. "
CAIILSON, who is running for sheriff on the republican
ticket, and who is reported as having beaten the sktill of a man
into a jelly with a policenran's billie, paid $13.21 taxes in 1909.
Carlson hadl $2.00 poor tax deducted. This high-minded citi
zen does not favor the poor. If he was so small as to insist that
he have the poor tax remitted, and is in such a poor way him
Helf, who is paying .for the half-page ads in the kept press?
Don't all speak at once.
IB. K. WHEELER pays taxes on $105,500. Con Kelley sayn
that if Duggan and Wheeler are elected, they will ruin Butte,
when every dollar these two men own is invested in Butte,
and, they are paying taxes on every single one of these dollars.
Can Kelley became a multi-millionaire duiring the war-one
of the eighteen thousand created in the United States---and
along with "Fliiming Coffin" John, is .ir. Butte fixing up the
election for the bunch of Carlsons and state postage stamp
thieves, along with the other republican defaulters and jury
bribers. John and Con are not postage stamp thieves them
selves, they allow this petty kind of larceny to be indulged in by
one Stewart of Helena; who is running on the republican ticket
for thq office of Secretary of State.
Con Kelley is reported as having seven Cadillac automobiles
for the use of his family, which is not much for a multi-mil
lionaire. Riverside Drive in New York is fine for the Cadil
lacs, very much finer than Anaconda Road.
The Last Time Galen Was in the State
Albert J. Galen wishes to be a member of, the highest court
of the state of Montana. lie was "once attorney general of this
state. Under his administration, Butte and Montana had wide
open gambling and prostitution. Butte had its experience with
him in 1907-8. To combat him it organized. the Civic league.
A republican was at the head of the league. Republicans as
well as democrats, socialists and independents made up its
membership. Over the opposition of Galen, open gambling and
the wnine rooms were relegated from the life of Butte and of
Montana. Prominent among the membership of the league
were William Scallon, of the law firm of Walsh, Nolanh &
Scallon;.J. R. Wharton, Wm. Lutey, Dr. D)onald.Campbell, Rev.
F:. J. Groeneveld of the Presbyterian church, E. S. Shields,
Mike Dempsey, Rev. J. R. Russell and scores of others. With
out being rude, we desire to inquire of these gentlemen wheth
er they think that Galen is a fit person to administer justice?
We wish to inquire whether their sense of government is so
low as to indorse, for the highest judicial office under the con
stitution, the lowest judicial attorney-general that the state
ever had? Do you say that the protector of the dive keeper and
the brothel is a fit person to administer justice? Speak up,
gentlemen! `
Solid Against the Profiteers
We know of at least 38,065 votes that Dixon will not get.
These are the 38,665 lighting customers of the Montana Power
company, the company.that is supporting Dixon and trying to
l)ribe newspapel's with large and juicy advertising contracts
designed to prove that Ryan, Kelley and Rockefeller are in
business for the health of their victims. The particulars may
be found in the advertisements of this company. These "dear
people" are charged ten cents per kilowatt. hour, although hy
dtro-electric power plants make a fair returni on a charge of
three cents per kilowatt hour. tRyan, Kelley and. Rockefeller
do not list among the assets of the Montana Power company
two very important items upon which they should pay taxes.
The items that they own are: C. T. Stewart, secretary of state,
George Porter, state auditor. These two items allow Ryan,
Kelley and Rockefeller to escape taxation on $31,000,000.00.
We claim that Porter and Stewart nre valuable property and
should be listed with the assessor. We recommend hose two
chattels to the 38,665 lighting customers.
: God Save Us!
Absentee landlords Ryan, Kelley and Rockefeller, according
to their own admissions, own, in Montana, the "stale that we.
all love," 1,009,797.85 acres of agricultural and timber lands.
Then they have the bribe-taking senator tell you how they love
Treland, the historical example of the blight of absentee land
lordism. The pirates who have taken $1,000n.000,000.00 out
of Montana without leaving in its stead a decent hospital, erect
ed by them, a single public park, a single children's playground,
a single public library, a single school, a single auditoriumn,.love
you! God save us!
Th. jackass has brayed again.
,P-: ._. • o 3 'tn0 jF
In. Three-Cornoreid Fight-=Eastern Stockholders in the
:i Rear---Joe Di.~n, Who. Does Not Always Stay
Bought, Off-side- N.onpartisan and Labor Leagues
in I:Front.
(How an Independent Mine Owner Sizes the Show Up.)
Slince August, 1914, the Anacon
da company has .been maintaining a
u.eless army of drones quartered in'
Bmtte at Camp: Mountafn View.
This force has never numbered less
than 100 men.. It usuilly runs
higher than 165. One hundred and
;i ty'-fi,ve .gunmen at $6 each perl
day comes to $990 per day.. It
is safe to say that the incidentals
reach half of the wages, the daily
total being '$1,500 per day, $4,500
per month, or' the princely drain of
$540,000 per year.
Omitting mention of ten times
the direct expense caused by anger
of the servants at being subjected
to this daily insult-i. e., by sabo
tage, slacking, surliness--the fig
ures for six years on the expense
sbeet presented to the stockholdors
reaches $3,240,000, and all spent
worse than uselessly-to the great
est possible injury of the company.
The Ancanoda company has got
ten itself into the sorry position of
getting only the culls of the 'labor
force of Montana. The most skill
ful workmen are the most self-re
specting and class-respecting. The
best efficient mechabics have chosen
steady Jobs with other ihterests and
companies and independent con
cernA who do not insult them, nor
Exposure of the Anaconda Company's
Methods, Politically and Industrially for
the Last Thirty-Six years in Montana
Editor of Butte Bulletin:
1 wish to cornmuicate 'to. the
voters of the state of Montana
through your paper why it is impera
tive that the people should ddfeat
the Anaconda company at the next
general election.
This is not a party fight. It is a
fight between the people and the
Anaconda company.
Arriving in Butte city some 36
years ago, and identifying myself
with the politThal struggle which
was going on at that time between
Marcus Daly and W. A. Clark, Clark
aspiring for political honors and
Daly opposing him, I wish to state
that it was not for the political con
tention which existed between them,
the miners' wages would have been
reduced 'from $3.50 to' $3 per day,
and the shovelers to $2.50 per *day,
as there was an agitation on at that
time in regard to the reductipn of
wages. Since Clark ana Daly were
the dominant factors of Silver Bow
county at that time, there would be
no question but that they would
nave accomplished their purposes.
The Anaconda company has not
only been antagonistic, but they have
been tyrannical to organized labor
during their history in the state of
Montana. They have resoi'ted to in
timidation, coercion; bribery, per
jury, robbery atnT murder to accom
plish their purposes.
In 1892 the miners' union elected
three of their members to the legis
lature, and one of the members in-.
troducd an eight-hour day bill and
when the bill came up for consider
ation, it was defeated by the Ana
conda company. The following year
was the year that the unions of Mon
tana federated. Thrsy held their con
vention at Butte. 'the Anaco'nda
company sent their minions to the
conveption for the purpose of de
feating the federation, but they were
unsuccessful. .
In 1898 was the year that the
Butte' and Boston and Boston-Mon
tana and the Anaconda mines amal
gamated. Henry Rogers, ode of the
most notorious, unscrupulous, high
financiers who lived in modern
times, representing the Butte and
Boston and Boston and Montana
properties, anti Marcus Daly, repre
senting the Anaconda properties.
The amalgamation of' these' proper
ties practically comprised all the
mines in Butte, with the exception
of the Heinze and Clark properties.
'The sHeinze properties were con
tiguous to the Butte' and Bolton
properties. Heinze at that time was
mining copper in large quantities,
and the Butte and Boston .suspected
him of stealing their ores and the
matter resulted in litigation.
In 1900 W. A. Clark ran for
United States senator. Heinze iden
tified himself with Clark, political
ly, and he suggested to Clark the
only way they could beat 4.he Ana
conda company was on an eight
hour day issue. Clark agreed. So
they adopted the eight-hour day in
their mines, and while the miners
who were working in the Clark and
Heinze mines were at home, or on
the streets, the miners in the Ana
conda mines were still at work.. It
enraged the miners working in the
Anaconda properties so that they
took the matter up with.the miners'
union and the union appbloted ::a
committee to wait up.on Mr. Scallon.
who was then occupying the positign
of general manager of the Anaconda
company, and asked him to concede
the eight-hour day. He stated l4e
could not assume the responsibility,
but that she was willing, to givethemin
the eight-hour day through legiSla
tion. ,After election they gave hiin
the horse liaugh. Whenr the. election
took place, the eight-hour: day issied
won out three to one.:
Who is responsible for. the 'iiu u
trial conditions 'in Butte at present?,
Ben Thayer is. He is the man whso
established the iniquitous rustling :
card system. The electrification and
fortificatioti of the premises sur
rounding the mines on the 'hill, In
stalled with Gatlini guns, manned by
cowardly midnight assassins, to shoot
down their fallow-inen for a dirty
job, 'and he has escaped the criti
cisms which he richly deserved,
throwing the respogpibility o01 the
shoulders of Con ýelley, .who .s- al
ways willing to assmen, an adJuiIt
Conditions have ;.ianaecl wonder
murder them. .Many "of these have
left Butte and will nox return un
til the ;Anaconda company stands
'diuced to -the level of plain citizens
in the loc&al goeiriribenit.
When tLhfy Duigan is elected
an'd lualiffes ds' sheriff there wilt
be no more gunmen. He will not
deputize :thhm..'.-: The company's
property .will be p.rotectedl. better
by legitimate .peace:: officeis than t
has been by. expensive htugs. The
eastern stockholders will see that
this three and one-half millions
spent for gunmen is worse than
waste. As soon as the company
is4 forced to conduct its operations
decently, it can get good labor as
well as any other concern.
Its gross earnings fell off from.
1918 to 1,919, according to pub
lished report, by fifty-four million
dollars. This entire loss has been
caused the stockholders by the gun
men of Con, John and Roy, enrag
ing decent men to the point of
quitting the A. C. M. company and
leaving Butte.
When a new method is forced
down these fellows' throats, the A.
C. M.. company will prosper again.
The stockholders will fire the local
leaders of the murder squad. Do
you blame them for trying to hold
their o.bs as long as possible?
fully since the early days of lutte
practical mining men who opened ul
the mineral resources of this state
and who built up its industries, viz.
Daly, Couch and Palmer, who con
t idered this state good enough t,
live in, have been succeeded by three
hereditary, incompetent corporatlos
creatures, namely, Ryan, Kelley ann
Thayer, who do not consider th:;
state good enough to live'in, b.u
who come here at their convenience
and, exploit its resources, and tell ut
I how we should live; how we shoulc
vote, and What we should work for
The assumption is enough- to drive
us to desperation.
Con Kelley, who was an Anacound
creature, who was reared in abject
poverty in the early days of Butte
and who never earned a dollar out
side the Anaconda company, has the
audacity of casting reflections upot
the. people from whom he sprung, b3
calling them , red lldicals. The
definition of a radical in the state o1
Montana, is a. person who .opposes
the Anaconda company; I consider
a rqd radical a patriotic American
compared to Kelley, Ryan and
Tha.yer, who robbed theli' country
when it was ~n trouble, on coppei
The mines in Butte are not fit for
a yellow dog to work iii, through the
incompetency of Thayer and his band
of technical pin-heads who try to
manage mining properties in offices,
with lead pencils. Practical men
are something of the past, as far as
mining. positions are cancerned with
the Anaconda company. I venture
to state if the mines remain undlr
the supervision of Thayer and his
hand of technical pin-heads for the
next three years, they will be in the
same condition that the mines are
at Flanders, France, destroyed by
the German army.
The manganganese plant built at
Great Falls by the Anacondap com
pany for the purpose of supplying
the government with manganese and
which was constructed with obsolete
material at a cost of about two hul
dred thousand dollars, and which
they received four hundred and
sixty-fiva thousand dollars from this
government, after the war, is still in
opera.tion b'y the company. I think
it bears investigation by this govern
If the Anaconda ,company wins
this next general election, 'this state
will not be fit for a yellow dog to
live in. They will reduce the wages
and repeal he eight-hour day law,
which they opposed so' bitterly 'ixt
1900, and throw us back to tl.v
slavish 10 hours again, and they will
have arbitrary laws passed which
will disfranchise us all. - I Quly wish
the voters of Montana knew these
three wallopers, Ryan, Kelley and
Thayer, as I do. If so, the people
would-govern Montana, not the.Ana
condo company.
Great Falls, Mont.
(By the Federated Press.)
Calcutta, Oct. 25.---Gag measures
are being used by the British gov
ernment on the Indian. press.
The. governor. of Bengal, has or
dered ail copies of. the Hartal prog
ranm leaflet isl Bengali issued )iy
Mahamad Akram. Khan, secretary
' "the ' Bengal IKhilafat committee,
confiscated, aBid. all the July 26th
lasues of thie le', vernaeular daily
"NavayUgY:- Thio- authorities state
that- the lerlflet has a tendency to
..cite disaffection towards the goo
'rament -
The Indian press of Delhi has
been closed by order of the dis
trict -magistrate, pending a- deposit
of $675, for, printing a Khilafat
poster objectionable to the gov
Strikes which have 'begun in the
government printing offices . here
are spreading throughout the whole
-country. Resolutions passed at the
recent mass meeting of the Bengal
Liberty academy urge the strikers
- hold out for weeks or months if
necessary until their demand for
fixed salaries. on the basis of a seven
hour- day are ,granted. &
..: . • .. . ... .- 4-,
(Staff Writer, the FederatU 'Preas.)
I suppose
If Secretary Colby .
Sat down in his houte
To a fine dinner,
With oyster Cocktail,
And Soup and entree,
And all the other things
JIa to. dessert-
And while he was FEASTING
Somebody, brought in
A starving CHILD,
With cheekbones sticking' Out
And 'little hands like, claws,
Barefoot, > ...
Blue with the'-eoi .ri5`[i 6
Pleading with great round eyes
I supipose that Mr. Colby
Would be quite willing
To give his'OWN dinner
To the youngster,
Or at least to SHARE
ome of the soup and fish.
.I do not suppose
For a moment
He would grab the child
By the neck
And 'SMASH him
."e .4 *
Through the window,
HARD, two stories down
On the cement sadewalk
And Teave him there to DIE
Crumpted and broken!
I suppose that' Mr. Colby
Is a very HUMAN person"
Much like the rest of. us folks;
Maybe he even
Has kids of his own.
HE wouldn't . choke a baby
Not with his OWN hands!
HE wouldn't grab away
The MEDICAL supplies
From a mother in child-birth
Or an old man .ying!
He only sits
Pompous and cold in his office,
Smug and a trifle hurried
With the duties
Of high position,
And writes his orders of death
For the hands of OTHERS
"Let the FOOD
Of the Red Cross
ROT in Esthonia!
No Red Cross mission'
May pass the line to Russia!"
THAT is the way he KILLS
By the hundred thousand,
Calmly, securely,
Seeing not at all
s * .e
The human beings' In torment,
But seeing only
Little dignities and prejudices
And the' little pobitics
Of little men In Washington!
He wouldn't starve a child
Not if he SAW it! ,
WHEN will the V ;t:v4O men
From Oovernment: tpwers
As the ,reach of their POWER!
(By the Federate4 Press.)
Webster, Mass.s Oct. 25.--Choos
ing between an indefinite shutdown
and a decrease in wages, about 2,
000 employes of the S. Slater &
Sons, Inc., South Village Woolen &
Worsted Mills, have returned' to
work on full time, accepting a 15
per cent cut in pay. The present
scale has been..in force since June
1, when a 15 per cent increase was
given and when the mills went on
half time.
The mill was closed several days
ago because of "slack' buisnesa," and
operatives were J.tol o ·, Ipok for
work. elsewber ,_ . e got

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