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Any subscriber not receiv-^1 ing the News regularly should^^ notify this office at once. It^^ only takes a one cent postal^' card. Our mailing list is prac^^tically perfect, and many errors^are carlessly made at certain^postoffices, and our readers^can assist us greatly in prompt^^ly notifying this office of the^same.
Inaccordance with an announce^^ment, in a former issue, this week^the News makes a slight change in^its name, from The Judith Basin^News to The Montana News. This^change is made on account of the^fact that the paper is growing from^a local paper to a state paper, and^because it is expected to force it to^a large state circulation before the^finish of the fall campaign.
Nopaper with a state circulation^should still retain a name that gives^it a local appearance or significance^and realizing this to be the case,^and not expecting to reach any fur^^ther than the borders of Montana^for soi:^e time, it has been decided^that the slight change will be ap^^proved of by all the Socialists, and^possibly add to its force in the out^^side field.
Mr.Henry Lynch will remain on^the road as traveling solicitor and^if his efforts meet with the results^that they have so far, there is no^telling as to what great improve^ments in the paper may l^e made.^He is an unqualified hustler and the^great number of subscriptions re^^ceived is evidence of his ability in^this field of labor.
Everyeffort will be made to the^full limit of the treasury of the News'^bank account, to make an Ai paper^out of the News, and to devote its^columns to Socialism, and especially^to this state, and the more assistance^loaned us in the subscription line^the better paper will we be able to^publish.
Loanus your help on the sub^^scription part to The Montana News^and we will do the rest, in further^^ing the cause of Socialism and the^ushering in of the great cooperative^commonwealth, when every laborer^shall receive the full product of his^toil.
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readingin all public schools and^colleges, legislative bodies as well,^and in fact all places of a public na^^ture to which Catholics and Protest^^ants share alike in the expense of^maintaining, and confine bible read^^ing within the home or church.
Thematter of reading the bible^in the public schools of Idaho was^recently brought before the state's^^NMM) there for final adjudication.^Thatotmial decided that the law^forbids any sectarian teaching in^the public schools, and therefore^the bible is barred. Commenting^on the same the Creat 1'alls Tribune^under date of April Xth says that,^^F.very now and then somebody^whose bigotry is stronger than his^brain power protests against the^bible being read in the public^schools.'' The editor concludes^that the interpretation of the law is^a narrow one and that there can be^no harm in the reading of the bible^in schools, f ortunately, others aside^from the editor have ideas and for^this reason the bible is excluded^from the schools in Idaho. Assum^^ing the editor to be of some protest-^ant sect it is dollars to doughnuts^that he would object to the reading^of the Catholic bible in the public^schools. A considerable number of^persons discover in Bishop Ouigley^of Chicago a very narrow mind^^ed man- and perhaps he is,^but these individuals evince the^same bigotrv when it comes to their^turn. What a wail would have went^up had it been Catholic clergymen^instead of protestants who initiated^the Sunday closing crusade in Chi^cago during the Worlds Fair.
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Thereis no doubt in the mind of^the editor but that the teaching of^Socialism must be carried to the ex^^ploited farmer, before we shall carry^our banner to victory, and many^of the comrades appear to think that^the cheapest and most effectual way^would be through the Van wagon
Thefarmer is not different from^the laborer, except that he is ex^^ploited in a slightly different manner.^Me sees quicker and realizes the true^conditon of the working class, than^does the laborer. In fact he reads^the papers and studies the horrors of^the bull pen, the black list and the^bayonet, and sees clearly the condi^^tion, but knows not the remedy, un^^til he makes a study of Socialism^and becomes a class conscious revo^^lutionary Socialist.
Howabout the union man^ An^incident might be cited from this^county. With a union candidate in^the field for election, a certain num^^ber of union (^) men of Whiskey^Gulch scabbed at the ballot box on^election day and then immediately^left for greener fields. Where did they^go^ It has been reported here that^some of them went to Kussiado (Col^^orado formerly) and since their ad^^vent into that teritory have served^time in the bull pen. Now have they^learned anything about the class^struggle^ Not a particle, probably;^in fact are possibly looking for an^opportunity to scab at the ballot box^again at the rate of $2 per piece.^And again as an election approaches^we find members of the Western Fed^^eration of Miners attending a Jeffer-^sonian banquet given in Lewistown,^whose leaders are citizens alliance^members, and they proclaiming vo^^ciferously thit the democrat ticket^will be elected from head to foot this^fall that the prospects are good,^when a man with horse sense knows^that they haven't a possible show of^electing but one or two in the coun^^ty. Why are they not howling for^union men^ Because they are not^union men, their records are shady.^Considering these facts and realizing^that the above is a true condition of^a certain number of union men who^can never be won through education,^it behooves us to look for our ma^^jority to be among a class of people^who will read and study the economic^question, laying all prejudice aside,^and finally voting for their own class^interest. A lar^e percentage of the^union men who can read and write^legibly and intelligently can be^taught Socialism and are coming to^the ranks of the red button comrades^at a rapid rate.
Nowlet us extend^of propogan^Ja to the field that has^been slighted so long; the field that^will return results; the class that^produces the necessities of the world^and receive the least for their toil^^the farmer. Populism won its great^strength with the farmer, and many^of the old populists of those days are^in the Socialist ranks now. Thev can^go nowhere else. Although all of^their doctrines were not scientifically^grounded, they did serve to create^the idea of the class interest, and the^movement grew to a wonderful^strength. let the Socialists go into^the same field, for it is ripe for the^change, the advancement, the accep^^tance of the educational work. The^farmer of today is scarcely as well^off as the average wage slave, for he^is not sure of much of anything,^while the laborer is sure of his wages^if once he gets a job.
TheVan proposition should be^taken up, and above all things the^farmer must be reached with speak^^ers and literature.
Sincethe scene that happened in^1 )enver, Russia (formerly Colorado)^on the 21st when Chas. H. Moyer,^president of the Western Federation^of Miners was escorted before the^supreme court of that place by a^military coterie of hirling dispicable^thugs and members of the citizens^alliance, the thought it called to
Asmind about an article that appeared^for the News we say eliminate bible in the Miners Magazine some few
monthsago, from the pen of AI.^Sellers of this county.
TheMiners Magazine headed it^as above suggested, ^Anarchy From^Montana.^ But a brief review will^throw a side light that will fully ex^^plain that Mr. Sellers was not far^from the right proceeding, when the^military is to trample over all free^American constitutional rights. His^import of the article was for the^union men to arm themselves with^Mausers and about 500 rounds of^amunition, and which act would be^absolutely constitutional, as the^United States constitution guaran^^tees to every citizen the right to^bear arms in his home, except in^^Russiado,^ where union men vote^all tickets but the Socialist, scab at^the ballot box and starve in the bull^pen. He then made plain that the^militia usually called out on these^occasions was composed of ruffians,^cheap clerks, rounders and thugs of^all sorts, and who were all cowardly^if they were forced up against a^proposition that ^an equal break^^would be experienced. This class^of debautched criminals then, know^^ing that if they forced trouble and^persisted in a reign of l'eabody^anarchy, would get into a fight^where no odds would be in their^favor, and in place of bayoneting^men into the bull pen and shooting^down defenseless humanity, their^own bodies would be forced to the^position of a lead target To this^he contended that every hired mili^^tiaman would shrink from duty.
Doesit not look about true when^you think of the following told in^the associated press dispatch from^Denver, Russiado
Defyingthe attachment of cav-^olry which brought Charles H.^Moyer of Telluride to appear before^the supreme court, W. D. Haywood^secretary treasurer of the federation^attempted to hold a conversation^with the prisoner while he was be^^ing taken from the train at theunion^depot this morning. Ordered to^stand back by Captain Bulkley^Wells, commanding the guard, he^struck the officer in the face. In a^second he w as surrounded by a cor^^don of angry troopers who struck^at him w ith the butts of their car^^bines and beat him with six shooters.^That he was not killed by the ex^^cited soldiers is due to the action of^Bert (livens, the orderly of Captain^Wells, who struck up the muzzle of^a gun aimed at Haywood and res^^cued him from his position between^two cars where the guardsmen had^him cornered.
Placedunder arrest he was put in^the middle of a hollow square of^militiamen, and marched to the Ox^^ford hotel near the depot. Here he^again showed fight and was beaten^into submission. His injuries con^^sist of a deep cut on the left side of^the head and one on the right side^of nis head which almost severed^the lower lobe of his right ear.
Whena demand was made by^Police Captain Frank Lee for the^release of Haywood on the ground^that the militia rule did not extend^j to Denver, General Sherman Bell^ur campaign replied that he intended to hold^Haywood as a military prisoner and^would shoot any one who attempted^to take him. But, nevertheless, un^^der orders from Gov. Peabody,^Haywood was surrendered to Sheriff^Armstrong and placed in the countv^jail this afternoon.
Mr.Haywood made a mistake,^even though the army officer had no^absolute right there in Denver under^the existing circumstances, he made^the mistake of not being ready for^the trouble if he expected to precip^^itate the same. The army officer^had no military authority in that^county, but when struck by Mr.^Haywood, the lickspittles in the^soldier garb several in number^sprang to the man to beat or possi^^bly kill him. But had he had a few^fighters with him on the ground where^man to man was an equal break the^damnable curs who beat him up^with guns would have gone so fast^that you could not have seen the^cowards for dust behind them.
Alwaysbe right, but once right^go ahead, stop for nothing. Had^the above trouble occurred in San^Miguel county an entirely different^aspect would have been cast upon^the part of Mr. Haywood.
Butwhy continue this kind of a^farce fight. Let us drop all this and^get down to business. Let us pro^^ceed to educate the laboring people,^or possibly more properly put, the^exploited class, and realize that the^present condition must exist until^we can capture the government^through the ballot box
PresidentGompers of the grand^annex to Parry's citizens aliianoe^circus, says as follows regarding^Gov. Peabody of Russiado:
Theviolation of the fundamental^principles of our country has made^Colorado the laughing stock of the^country, as well as the rest of the^civilized world. Besides, it robs^men of the actual rights and protec^^tion guaranteed them by the consti^^tution. It appears that if civil law^continues to be overriden as it has^in the past the fight will soon devel^^op from a technical legal conflict to^a physical one. That would be the^most deplorable thing we could have^in a state or country with a republi^^can form of government.
Gov.Peabody is not half as ridic^^ulous as (Jompers was when he dined^in a scab joint in Boston, and with^a man who proclaimed, and reite^^rated his proclamation a year later^that a ^scab is a hero.^ Gompers^is a traitor to organized labor and^his criticism of Peabody is entirely^out of order. He stands for trades^autonomy and solely for a system of^organization that will perpetuate the^present anarchistic system, and men^like Peabody stand on the rulers^side^the side of capital^to fight^that kind of an organization on its^own dung hill. Let (^ompers and^other leaders spend their time in^educating the laborering men to^unite at the ballot box, and soon^this anarchistic system that prevails^at the present will be wiped out and^the cooperative commonwealth es^^tablished. Peabody is true to the^interest of the class he represents,^while ^ .ompers is a fakir to the class^from which he draws a good salary.
Onor about May 1st I will move my stock of^drugs ro the Allen -Robinson building one door^east of Chas. Lehman's J*^*A L C. WILSON, Chemist and Druggist
Successorto D. B. Morris
TheGreat Falls Tribune says:
Itis estimated that during each^year 120,000 residents of t s United^States go abroad and that each of^them spends on an average $700.^That would make a grand total of^184,000,000. Considering that it is^mostly wealthy people who make^these trips, the estimate for individ^^uals seems light. It is more prob^^able that the total is over $ 100,000-^000 annually.
Thelatter suggestion is probably^much nearer the truth, as to the^amount spent. But how about the^laboring mule who never takes a trip^outside of his county^ The above^quoted paper is owned by W. A.^('lark, the multimillionaire senator^who bought his seat in the august^body, and the article is written by^one of his wage slaves. At the pres^^ent Mr. Clark is basking in the sun^^ny clime of the pictuesque Mediter-^reanan, while the laboring mule, is^either digging in the bowels of the^earth for three dollars per day, or^possibly getting five per day to pen^hog-wash of the above sort. Why^not wake up wage slaves and take a^trip yourselves^ Remember labor^creates all wealth, gets 1 7 per cent of^the same and gives 83 per cent to^the class of parasites who do nothing^but live in luxury and take foreign^pleasure trips.
Thereis little danger of America^becoming embroiled in the eastern^war, because the rulers of America,^our Morgans, Rockefellers, Clarks^and Heinzes are in favor of peace,^so they can sell the stolen product^of labor to the combatants. Our^capitalists only favor war when it is^to their advantage, that is when war^pays big profits, just now peace is^the best paying policy for American^capitalists. All Kurope may join in^the fight for foreign markets much^to the advantage of our industrial^kings. During the war they will em^^ploy a portion of the wage workers^manufacturing goods to sell to the^combatants. The producer will re^^ceive, in wages a very small portion^of the wealth produced. ^^^^^ v-,i-.^rr.
LENDUS YOVH EAR SI!J
Itban occare* to ^^ that many people bare a mlacoacepliaa af the ;.u h ami de-
km^ * of a Uankiait institution : an.l our aim is to aaafce it clearer tv ywc huw we aaadle^buniaea* catrastea to aa.
Inthe tirat place we wi^h it anderstovd that all aalroaa reeeire eiiual trcatuacat al^oar hands, aarf the oaiaJI depositor receive* the be Beit of hi* accoaat equally with the^larger one.
Ityoa caanot o|^ea a large ehc_* accoaat here, what yoa may be carr) iag araaad^la yoar i^oclict will he safe*-d^ i^osi^.^d with ua. aa It laa well known fact that pocket^anoaoy m nine cases oat of tea is either spent or loat.
Manypeople herniate to opoa a tatnk account heeaiae they thiak the deposit to small.^To tlleae we wish to atate that we will upea account-, u itb any uae from oae dollar ap-^warda. We also allow later.^l on deposit*, and wish the opportanitv tocorre^poad with^yoa.
Thereare numbeiaia alher fcatarcs a boat the banhiaa busiac** we will he. pleased^to talk ^ it. ^oa itnau Call and M aa.
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willgo to swell the income of our^money lords- no wonder they are^in love with peace and of so chris^^tian a temperament that they con^^sider war utterly abhorrent-
Aftera stormy session the New^York convention instructed their^delegation to support Judge l'arker^as candidate for President His^platform is ^any old thing^ the SL^Louis convention adopts. This^must be considered as a decided^victory for the opponents of Hearst.^However the latter is making some^progress and will develop a support^that will surprise the conservative^wing of the democrat party. But^his chance of capturing the nomina^^tion is very slim.
WrightHros., had a large ad in^the Democrat last week, and simul^^taneously the paper had a lengthy^editorial roasting the Argus for op^^posing Kd. Wright for a third term.^Things are in a great mix-up in the^demorepublican camp.
Heis worth a hundred millions^the most of which he stole.^ ^Gra^^cious! and he belongs to the^church.
'Oh!no the church belongs to^him.^ Puck.
Itappears that Hryan is not for^l'arker for the presidency, and if^the l'arker strength should develop^to be the majority power of the con^^vention W. J.,may bolt.
allat work again, pending adjust^^ment of the strike trouble over the^checd weighman.
Itis rumored that another repub^^lican paper is to be established in^Lewistown io the near future.
Hearstdoesu't appear to be the^only pebble on the beach in New^York.
C.SL P. M. ^ O. RY
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