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THEMONTANA NEWS. OvMiand Published by the Socialist^Party ^/ Morvtan*. ISSUEDWEKKI.Y. OTF1CEIS PARK AVE. P. O. BOX 908 %itarad at the Poat Office for traaaai.aslon^tnronch the mall at second claaa rata*. Addressall communications and make^parable to the Montana News. all Muit|m.Jamaa D. GraKam.^Stevt* Seoretavry. IDACROVCH-HAZLETT MM J.F. MABIE.^Associate Editor SUBSCRIPTIONS OaeYear *^^ SixMonth* J* Onecent per copy in bandlee np to 500 MatioaalHeadqnartera. Mahloa Barnea. Sec^retarr Room 300-302. Boy lit on Bid*-.. Dear^bora St.. Chicago. III. BUtaHeadqnartera, Jaa. D. Graham. Secre^^tary. 15 Park Avenne. Helena. Moat. STATECABINET. ButteBillings^Chico^Great Falls GeorgeAmbrose^John Home ^^J. F. Mabie^George Wesleder^T. J. Rooney Livingston TRADES ggg) COUNCIL THEREWAS A SOUND OF REV^ELKY BT NIOHT. Californiatowns are vicing with^each other in an insane rivalry over^the entertainment of the sailors and^officers of the Atlantic squadron.^Balls and barbecues, official dinners^and band concerts, military parades,^promenades and receptiona, athletic^^ports and a continual round of excite^meat have at last palled on the men^until it is reported that officers and^men are tired out with long contin^nal revelry. But the program must be^carried out. Showers of flowers, acres^of bunting, wine, women, song and^ouisic^a mad social whirl of fair^women and brave men in a frantic^attempt to revive the drooping mili^tary spirit and bolster up the admin^Utration by arousing that false patriot-^Urn which is the last refuge of^scoundrels. Inall this booming of cannon and^wasting of money what' interest have^the workers t You, men and women^who are toiling in store and shop, and^mine and factory, how much is it going^to add to your happiness to have the^Connecticut boom a national salute of^21 guns, in answer to a boom from^Tert Baker, as she pastes through the^Golden Gate t How much will H^satisfy your wants to know that Sec re^tary Metealf and the governors of the^Pacific coast states were given^breakfast in the ^red room^ of the^hotel 8t. Francis t Whst duos Ike^^rod room^ mean to you who prepare^the food and pressed the wine over^which your masters plan your ftirthe^enslavement t All this display am^the advertising it is getting in the^newspapers Is done for a purpose, and^the purpose is not the making of free^men. It is the same old game of^lulling the slaves t^ sleep with enter^tainment and amusement. It may serve^its purpose for a while but it never^saved a nation. toldthat ^Tacoma has more than 400^manufacturing establishments, with a^capital aggregating $20,000,000 and^15,000 employees having a monthly^pay roll of nearly $1,000,000^; that^for 1906 the output of Tacoma^factories approximated in value^$45,000,000^, that ^during 1906 the^total ocoan commerce of Tacoma ag^^gregated $44,744,189^ and that ^dur-^ng the past four years 297,744 cars of^pay frieght wero consigned to or^originated in Tacoma, compared to^272,995 for Seattle and 265,867 for^Portland.^ Don't that prove that^Tacoma is a better place to invest^your money than Seattle or Portland t^We are also told that ^Tacoma has^more than 100 churches and religious^societies of all denominations.^ What^a sermon it will be to stand on the^mount and see 100 churches and 15^battleships all at one sight. Surely^Tacoma is a fit place to welcome^a navy based on eommercislism.^^Twenty thoussnd dollars is being^raised to entertain the officers and^men.^ ^For the officers, for such as^come ashore, automobiles will be pro^vided.^ ^For the men, open house^at Y. M. C. A. with some form of en^tertainment and street car rides.'^There is to be a grand evcursion^of school children. ^One thousand^youngsters will be brought to this city^to see the fleet.^ Of course; the^proper spirit must bo instilled into^the children^the boys will soon be old^enough to enlist. With a shrewd^business sense the trip of the fleet^is being used ss sn advertiseemnt to^boom Tacoma. But why not the busi^ness men of Tacoma use the fleet to^their profit as well as any one else^it is the business men the fleet exists^for. Go, everybody and your friends,^get drunk on patriotiam and buy a^corner lot. Tacoma needs the money. WISCONSINNOTES. Accordingto the Wisconsin law, the^Milwaukee Social-Democratic Party^has filed a sworn account of their cam^^paign expenses. The total expense of^their spring campaign was $5,371. Of^this $1,110 was for newspaper adver^^tising, Socialist matter having beta In^^serted as advertisements in the cap^^italist papers. $2,491 was for printing^and literature, $893 for speakers, $191^for hall rent, $63 for citizens papers,^$224 for postage, $310 for bill posting,^$17 for stationery, $16 for car fare.^Compare with these expenses just one^item of the expenses of the Democratic^candidate^an item of $120 for tooth^picks ! PATRIOTISM WITH A PURPOSE. Weare in receipt of an invitation^from the ^Fleet Publicity Committee^^.of Tacoma ^to act with the Tacoma^Reception Committee in the welcome^on land anil water given to the officers^and men,^ of the battleship fleet^which will arrive in ^'ommeiieement^Bay on May 2^. We are also invited^to bring our family and friends^any^one in fact who has a dollar to spen I.^As an extra inducement to arouse our^patriotic zeal AND get us interested^in the city by the Sound, ^citixens of^Tacoma have offered four prir.es, vix:^$150.00, $100.00, $75.00, ami IHMt for^the four best series of two articles^each on 'TACOMA'8 preparations for^the FLEET', to be written by North^west editors, and published in their^paper* between now and the 25th of^May.'' Yousee if it was published AFTKB^the 25th of May it would be no good^as an advertisement. Now, if our^advertising space was not all taken up^we would just win one of those prizes^'because they have given us the ma-^vterial to do it. The circular says:^^'It is requisite that each article be^^descriptive of Tacoma; and that it em^phasize the points brought out in the^accompanying matter as to Taeoma's^peculiar fitness for holding the eele^bration,^ etc. The ^ accompanying^matter^ is a circular letter describing^the blow-out and the natural advan^I ages of the bluffs from which to see^the ^spectacular naval pageant^ in^which fifteen warships will partici^pate, together with an article from^^Success^ Magazine ami a neatly^printed and illustrated folder both^telling of the great commercial ad^vantnges of Tacoma, where we are in^vlted TO HKE THE FLEET. We are \ NATIONAL BOARD OF IN^DUSTRY. Formany yeara previous to 1870^the statesmen of Germany realized that^a war with France was inevitsble, and^to make sure of success for their coun^^try a ^Board of Strategy^ was formed^to plan every detail of this struggle^before hand. So well done was the^work of the board that within six^weeks from the declsration of war,^France was completely whipped. Since^that time, practically every country of^any importance has adopted the same^plan for the administration of their^military affairs. Ourown country has had such a^board for several years, planning the^work of destruction and death. In the^name of common sense, isn't what^we need now, a board that will plan^the work of construction snd life f A^Board of Industry that will plan and^execute a just and equitable system of^production and distribution will do^away with the necessity of a ^Board^of Strategy. Everyone who keeps up with th^^current literature of the day knows^full well that the vast majority of the^people are looking and hoping for some^way out of our present fix. Most of^these people, while they have not had^experience enough to understand our^philosophy, want exactly the ssme^thing that we want and will join us^the minute they can see that we pro^pose to do something definite that will^upbuild society. Thesize of the task we have^set ourselves to, and our ever in^creasing numbers makes it necessary^for us to bestir ourselves in .planning^DEFINITELY our every move so that^each one will count the most possible^in bringing about a better society to^morrow. Tothis end I suggest the adoption^of a ^Board of Industry^ plank by^our National convention, something^similar to the following: Weadvocate the appointing of a^^National Board of Industry. First:To plan for and aid in the^further development and centraliza^^tion of our induatries, and Se.und:To plan for and aid in the^EXTENSION (Nf THE OWNEltSIIIP^of these industries TO THE WHOLE^PBOFLB in the speediest and most^practical way. obo.ti. McDowell. Hilling*,Mont. HUNTERURGES DUTY OF STATE^TO FIND EMPLOYMENT. RobertHunter, the socialist, former^^ly of Hull Hoiihc, Chicago, spoke be^^fore the Ethical Social League, which^met at the Hotel Astor recently, to de^^vise plans for giving aid to the unem^ployed. Mr.Hunter declared that the work^^man had a right to a job, and that a^state employment agency should be^established like one he. had seen in^Berlin, where men out of work could^spend the day, have a bath, meals^and a shave, while officials kept in^touch with employers and industrial^centers in the effort to find jobs for^them. Mr.Hunter said women should re^^ceive equal pay with men for the same^kind of work. ''When women get equal pay it will^mean the employment of more men,^^said Mr. Hunter, ^and the job would^go to the breadwinner.^^New York^Herald. IDAHO T.J. COONROD, Secretary.^Emmett, Idaho. I..mm: Elmira orders nine special stamps. TheSocial Democratic members of^the Milwaukee City Council have intro^duced resolutions for more plat^grounds for the children in the work-^ingmen's districts, for more time off^for the city firemen, for better street^car service, and for track elevation of^the railways. The old psrty politicians^for two years have pretended to work^for track elevation, but have so mud^^dled the matter as to suggest that they^have blocked it purposely. Meanwhile^the railway tracks through Milwaukee^are a constant mensce to the life of^the citizens, especially in the factory^districts, where workingmen and school^children are obliged to cross the tracks^daily. Anotherproof of the fear in which^the old parties now hold the Social-^Democrats is the fact that in the City^Council and County Board committees^our members have been given very^poor appointments. In former years,^before the old parties got together^against us, our men were on some im^portant committees where they could^do good work for the movement. Now^they are placed on those where their^work will be least dangerous to the^old parties. For instsnce, on the^county Board, three Social-Democrats^are put on the committee in charge of^the burial of ex-soldiers ' But the^republican and democratic politicians^will find that our men have some more^live work to do than taking charge of^funerals^except the funeral of the old^parties. LocalFalouse admitted six new mem^^bers April 19. Canyoncounty committee met at^Parma April 26. LocalPocatello enrolled four new^members April 26. LocalScherrer sends $5.00 for ten^special stamps and ten due stamps. LocalTwin Falls remits for 16^special stsmps and reports 44 members onthe roll. Secretaryof Ijocal Pine writes:^^Every member of our local is out of^a job but we mean to stay. LocalFairview of Heyburn applies^for a change of name to that of Local^Heyburn and so it is granted. Secretaryof Local Challis orders 20^due stamps and closes letter thus:^^Yours for the big Mar' in Nov. ComradeJohn M. Work reported four^members-at large at Fairview and one^at Montpelier at the close of his tour^in Idaho. LocalBoise comrade* have secured^headquarters at 232 Sonna Block and^will be pleased to meet all comrades^when in town. Areferendum is out for the election^nf four members of the State Exec^^utive committee and also to decide time^and place for holding the State Nom^^inating convention. TheSocialists scored a big victory^in the first meeting of the Milwaukee^Charter convention, which met last^Tuesday. They succeeded in electing^Carl D. Thompson ss temporary secre^^tary anil getting Comrades Berger and^Welch on the committee to draw up^a plan of procedure for the convention.^Of course, this is only the first skir^^mish of the Charter convention, but it^puts us in a splendid position for the^fight. It will be remembered that out^of a total number of 49 delegates the^Social-Ncmocrats have 16. The im^^portance of this convention can hardly^be exaggerated. On its results will^depend the possibility of the Mil^^waukee Social Democrats really accom^^plishing something along Socialist lines^in this city. 80 this first triumph^makes the Milwaukee comrade* smile. Nowthat the election is over, the^enemy has by no means stopped the^fight against the Socialists. At s big^banquet given to Mayor Rose in the^Hippodrome, be made a ferocious at^^tack on our party ! LocalMountain Home orders ten^special stamps and reports that Com^^rade William Thurston Brown will^lecture there May 5 under the auspices^of the Library Club. ComradeD. Burgeas has kindly^favored North Idaho with a number^of meetings and Comrade Stache of^Wallace has this to say of him: ^His^ways take well and he does make a^lasting impression. SOCIALISM MUST BE CHECKED PresidentFaunce of Brown I'niver-^sity, successor to Dr. E. Henjamin^Andrews, utters a note of fear in his^I'harter Day address to the graduating^class of the State University of Cgli^fornia recently. Whatdo you think he fears ' He^sees looming up in the shodaws of ihe^near future a dread shape, a moving^horror. He told the students of the^dire thing that he sees. He told them^elso of the ^only eseape. Whatfl^ it that terrifies President^Faunce ^ The same thing that startles^Teddy the King like the writing on the^wall at Kelshar.zar's feast. The specter^of today^ socialism. Tosave the world from socialism,^^says the terrified president of the cap^^italist university, ^we must attain such^mutual understanding and sympathy^and social cooperation as would pre^serve private initiative from the forecs^that would throttle it. The only escape^from socialism founded on despair of^the individual, is such social coherency^and cooperation as shall save the indi^vidua! alive and give him free d*^velopment. Ofcourse, President Faunce. What^is socialism if it is not social coherency^and cooperation t The only escape^from Democracy, said Jefferson, n nun.^dred years ago, is Democracy. The^only escape, says Faunce, from social^ism is social cooperation; in other^words, the only escape from socialism^is socialism. That's capitalism's 1st^est conclusion^and it happens to b^^right. The only cure for the dread^socialism that the cowering capitalist^imagines he sees looming in the shade^is the socialism that the working class^when awakened, sees ss a beacon light^on the hills. The only escape from so^cislistu is socialism. ^ Willian Me^Devitt in Common Sense. StateCentral Committeeman Flor^^ence A. Rigg went to Chicago with^National Committeeman E. L. Rigg of^Rupert, who is a delegate to the Na^^tional convention. She will no doubt^attend the Socialist Women's meetings^being arranged by The Socialist Wo^man '^ league of Chicago. AntonMlekush JohnGollmyer THEPARK BEER HALL RESTBEER IN TOWN EIGHTYEAR OLD PANAMA CLUB RYE^AND LEXINGTON BELLE SOUR MASH^WHISKY 105f eat Park Montana Livingston AmericanBeer Hall MARINONAPOLI, Propietor. FinestLine of Bottled Oood. Domestic and^Imported Blue Label Cigars 110NORTH MAIN STREETLIVINGSTON. MONT. VVM.GRABOW Agentfor I'abst Blue Ribbon Beer FinestLiquors and Cigars^all Union (loads. For further^Information, which you will receive in the most gentlemanly^manner, call at Bill's Place. LIVINGSTON 106North Main Street MONTANA ComradeGeorge W. Murray of Tahoe^sends report of four meetings heid in^his vicinity by Comrade Wanhope, and^writes: ^He is a convincing speaker.^We all appreciate his kindness to visit^ns. Tahoe precinct is going to make^a big record on the third of Novem^^ber. Acomrade writes: ^Please send^nformation how to proceed to organize^the county,^ and I find it a big task^to write a copy of a large part of new^constitution and will hope to be able^to supply them a printed copy soon^Another comrade writes: ^If the con^stitution is not printed yet ths Printer^ought to be fired. Comrade.lohn M. Work this week^reports Local Albion, 8 members, snd^Local Twin Falls, 38 members, for re^instatement and applications for a^charter for locals American Falls, 8^members, ami Burley, 10 members, and^Oakley 12 members, and writea:^^Everything encouraging in this re^gion. Most places want more speak^ers. Comradesof Hhoshono county have^elected D. II. Pifer of Wallace, 8tate^Central Committeeman and he sends^nominations for State Executive Com^^mitteemen to be elected in May. They^also assessed themselves *^0 cents per^member earh month, April and May,^to raise a fund for a county organizer^to take the fiePd May firat, and elected^Comrade Oeo. W. Harrington as the^organizer. ComradeShimp of liliss writes:^^Were Socialism a SCHEME I might^hsve fits of despondency; but like the^eclipse of the moon it is GOING to^COME and I rejoice to know that^better day,^the ^perfect day^ is not^so awfully far off ! Capitalism, like^a horse in a bog, hastens its own doom^with every struggle for escape. 80 let^the struggle continue via the in.junc^tion route as that is the most despic^able, and consequently the most ef festive. TheSocialist Young People's League^of Sweden was founded five years ago^and today is composed of 400 dubs and^20,000 members. The league publishes^a newspaper, called Fram, which has a^circulstion of 40,000. ALTRUISTICSELFISHNESS. Aproposof the coming convention^some one has remarked : Give each^delegate $10,000 and they would dis^^perse, never to be heard from again. Thismay not mean that all social^^ists can be bought, but refers rather to^the natural selfishness of man. So^^cialists sre ready to admit the exist^^ence of this trait in themselves. In^fact it is, after all, the underlying in^^centive to all work, social or other^^wise. Settingaside the great number of^whom nothing can swerve from their^purpose, who go on regardlese of health^or personal sacrifice, wearing out their^vital forces in the struggle, the re^^mainder, the rank and file of the So^^cialist party, are led and held by^selfish motives. I am not sure that^these same heroic souls which lead^every reform snd revolution are not^hold to their purpose by their love of^it and s dread of the self-condemns^tion they would feel should they leave^it. Showa man that by uplifting his^neighbor be will be correspondingly^raised and he will help you with en^^thusiasm. Whenone sees that by creating an^enviornment for every child born equal^to that he craves for his own there^will not be the danger to health and^morals snd that there will be a great^number interested for this same reason^1118 children hs is interested at^ones. Hs thiaks. Weare apt to feel hatred and con^tempt for the capitalist and eount our^^selves better than tbsy but they are^the product of the system and jnst^whst we ourselves would be hsd the^conditions of our lives been the same. Manis the crssture of environment^slwsys. It is instilled into the child's^mind from the crsdle that he must use^every legal mesns to accumulate^wealth. Not, possibly for the love of^money itself but because it will bring^the things he does love, comfort-^leisure, enjoyment of the things which^go to make life desirable. He works,^saves, invests and at last is sble to^employ labor, the rest is easy. All^value is produced by labor ao the more^he is sble to employ the more of others^earnings be can keep for himself. In^some form or other grest weslth sl-^ways represents what men have had to^give for the privilege of earning a^mere living. Theyare beginning to see, however,^that by co-operation, while they may^never hope to get control of their^neighbor's earnings, they may enjoy to^^gether the united product of their toil. Inno other way may the great mass^of humanity ever hope to have access^to the things that elevate and refine.^Isn't this selfishness. Yes, but its^wearing a new dress, it isn't quite so^hideous as the old gsrb of avarice and^greed. It hopes in time to be con^^sidered a virtue. Doesit not seem so to you f EVAM. WELLS. MontanaMeat Market RBTALLICK* HAMILTON. Props. FRESH^ SALT MEATS. LIVE^STOCK, POULTRY ANDFISH.^120 South Main Street Telephone53-X Livingston,Montana GOTO ALVAMAYNE ForDRY GOODS, LADIES' GENTSFURNISHINGS LargeStock of Spring Goods^just arrived LIVINOSTON,MONTANA CONVENTIONNUMBER INTERNA^^TIONAL SOCIALIST REVIEW. TheMay issue of the International^Socialist Iteview is the best numbur^Charles H. Kerr A Company have ever^published. The Journal itself hss^been enlarged to 80 psges and every^article it contains is one of immediate^moment to members of the Socialist^party. A new translation Into Knglish^of Karl Man's Criticism of the Ootha^Platform is worthy of appearing in a^more permanent form. Although the^industrial world has progressed by^leaps and bounds since the dsys of^Marx, we find that his letters npon^the subject of Socialist Platforms are inno way out of date and that we^are today facing many of the prob^^lems he discussed over thirty yean^sgo. ComradsCameron King, of Califor^^nia, in an article on Asiatic Exclusion,^and Comrade H. s Vietorsea in ths^News and Views department, discuss^the Immigration question from the^national and the international view-^points. TheAlcohol Question is ably handled^by Comrade Wurm, of Berlin, in an^article which hss been used as propa^^ganda by the party in Germany. Mrs.^Jessie M. Jlolle, of Kansas City, writes^upon Women and the Socialist Move^ment and strongly opposes a separata^organisation for women. Thereis also in this issue the first^installment of a ^charity^ story by^Mary E. Marcy, entitled Out of the^Dump, which will interest and appeal^to everybody. Singlecopies of the Review can be^obtained at the office of this paper at^10 cents each. Combination subscrip^^tion price of the Review and this^psper for one year, if sent to this^office, $1.00. WOULDWOMEN STAND FOR IT Inthe economic world, we need not^dread woman's competition, unless she^can do the work more efficiently; and^in that case, she ought to do it. Asto her fitness for the world of^industry snd commerce and finance, it^is to be hoped thst she would not take^congenially to our present economic^system and customs. Possibly she^might not believe In our planless, hope^^less and loveless cut throat competition^and selfish monopoly and stock water^^ing and railroad-wrecking and general^frenzy of greed and gambling and^graft. Maybeshe would not allow five men^to so control the coal output and re^^strict production and advance prices,^that in one year, it is said, six-thou^ssnd people were frozen to death in^New York City alone. May*beahe would not tolerate condi^tions under which one tenth of the^populstion own more than half of the^national wealth. While on the one^hand the very rich aquandcr their sub^stance in riotous living, on the other,^more than one tenth of the population^of New York and one-fourth of the^population of London are buried in toe^potter's field. Possiblyshe would really believe in^Brotherhood, not simply to sing about^in church, but to practice in industry^and commerce.^Benjamin Fay Mills.