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THE RONTANA NEWS
*...e mi P,*i s br bye* f.uiU1 Paoa r Menmam.. IUSUID WEZLY,. onICE I 9 PARK AWY. P.O. 0 rO9. S-sre at th Pe t ON" S r teaimsma threah the mal at smoed .eme reim. ddrieas all o.mmeltiou ads mam all Moser srable to the Moulea VNes. IDA CEOV .UA.T Edier and MNnajer SVWSCRIPTFI@(s e Ye r ...................... ............. a M o thsn .................................. Nlo Ose seat per copy is bhadles ap to fI State iEeative Committes. L J. Duncan .................. Butt J. M. Kruse ................ Boeman T. D. Caulfield ............. Missoula National Headquarters, Mahlon Barnes, Secretary. Rooms 300-03,. Boylston Bldg., Dearborn St., Chlocao. Ill State Seretary. JAS. D. GRAHAM. The material in last week's paper was somewhat unseaaonable owing to the fact that the matter had been pre pared some three weeks previously. And when the paper was rescued from the slough into which it had been plunged. and was placed on its old es tablished basis again the mailing right had been so nearly jeopardized that it was necessary to use the type already available in order to get the paper into print. The prospects are bright for the News now as there never has been any question as to the business, but only las to the manner of handling it. Keir Hardie, in answer to a question at his New York address, said that American women would get the ballot when they had intelligence enough to demand it. TRAGEDY O3 OOvIDY. No socialist movement can expect to accomplish much for socialism unless the members know what socialism is and know what they are organized for and what they are after. An aimless purposeless, foolish movement can on ly be the result of one thing-aimless, purposeless, foolish people composing that movement. It was said that Father McOmdy's heart was broken by the brutality of the interpretation of the work into which he had thrown his life, and for which he had given up everything in life. In his last book, "Socialism and the Catholic Cnurcb," sometimes called the will of Father MeGrady," he gives expression to the fact that the American socialist move meat had not yet attracted to itself the scholarship and intellect of the na tion as the European movements had done. And he said there was as yet little inducement for competent per sons to leave other walks of life and throw their efforts into the building of the Socialist party. It is impossible for a man to be a good socialist unless he undertsands the socialist philosophy. He must know and have the literature of revolt. He must be imbued with the spirit of the great world brotherhood; its sacrifice, its determination and its preseveranee. He must see afar off in that dim future the certain good toward which all these perplexities, troubles and ob stacles lead. The soeialist spirit must clasp band with the socialist philos ophy. A mass of untutored voters cannot possibly make a revolution. A blind graping for something better cannot organize a new society. Economic misery and collapse of the established ways do not guarantee that the new ways will be those whose paths are pleasant to the working class. Great minds, great thought, great labor have, through their travail, brought forth the program of liberty. It. glow ing light is an inspiration, an eternal purpose to those who have approached it with sincerity and love. Out of the hell and the chaos of ruined lives and blighted hopes it, strives with ,the dazzling splendor of a perpeutal pur pose. And we may say that out of such material only can a genuine see lalist movement be constructed. Those who do not read, who do not learn, who do not consider may fill in somewhere for padding. They can in no way direct a revolutionary move ment to successful issues. American socialism must hoist itself. It is im perative that education precede organi zation. We are today the laughing stock of Europe for our superficial in efficiency. We get no results. We are not influencing the conditions under which the working class live. It be gins to look as though "sate auton omy" bad been built up at the expense of all the rest of the movement except Wiseonsin. It is certainly unsafe to have organizations anywhere, state or otherwise, that are not amenable in some way to a well-defined and recog. nized supervision and program. Unity and desrness of action are indispens able to the success of a revolution, and no cheap politicians and irresponsible frenks will be able to form a substitute for the real thing. 3r3JSA'3 ·'00O. The daily papers are exposing the shameful page of human seffering ia Helens during the cold wave. Ordiamr ily the paper leave out this ide 'of their city's life. The only way to boost the capitalist system of exptol tation and greed is to eontinually yell ptosperity so as to tool the poor dupes who can not tell why they suffer and want. So the papers are scary of let ting it be known that even under their gorgeous prosperity women, children, babes, men have no coal, no fire, no food in the house, no shoes, with the thermometer 40 degrees below sero. This is the twentieth century and the arts and crafts are far advanced. Great machines take out coal by the hundred tons, yet, human beings freeze. Gi gantic iron monsters make shoes by the thousands of dozens, yet the human young are barefoot these bitter nights. The papers cannot keep all the suffer ing coavered up, however in these days ,when the destitute are near to death, some of this crowning disgrace of civilization will leak out. Some Indians near the town are re ported dying of starvation and cold. So some good-natured club men fix up a load of provisions and blankets and take it out, end are lauded for their "generous" sot. The charity associa tion takes coal and food to other shame ful scenes of suffering. And then the good, comfortable people are doing something else too, for these victims of "civilization," They will give a "benefit" and have a "program" and perhaps under such pleasant excitement some may be induced to surrender a few dollars that others may live. The only objection is that the benefit is a week away and the human beings are starving now. Not a single well-to-do resident or one in authority in this city of brutal capitalist plunder even suggests that the city should provide at once, bounti fully and wilingly, for every case where necessity calls and do it because it is the business of society to care for its members. An Indian community would do this. While there was food none would starve. But "eivilization" dances and makes merry while others die of want. And this is the reason that "civilization" will pass away. It is only organized barbarism. NLIOT WANITS A 3rICOAN 008 President Eliot of Harvard college who obtained undesirable fame among the working ulas. of this country by saying that a s.ab was a hero, Las made a further bid for infamous memory by announcing in a recent speech that a system of cossacks should be estab lished in America. VICTOST IN WA/HIITOW. The 8oeialists in Billingham, Wuash Ington, seaored a victory by eleetiag their alderman in the second ward. In several wards the democratic party had entirely disappeered and the trouble was between the oceialists and the re publieans. The total socialist vote in all wards considerably exceeded the democratie vote. IAA 0f POLFO ITICAL s The American League for Political efugees new habs 00 bruashes. JobL C. Chase of New York is chairman of the National Organization Committee. The branches are located in 30 different states. AUOO FlNHT WON. The crying neeeseity of soeialist papers has been again forcibly demon strated in the tremendous bombardment that the Chicago Daily Soelalist has carried on lgainst the Corn Produets Refining company at Argo, Illinois. A condition of most deplorable peonage was discovered, with stockades and all sorts of atroities practiced on the working men who were so unfortunate as to fall into the hands of these fiends. The contract for building the plant has been taken away from the notorious Lobe Construction Company, and the place unionized. The United States de parment of justiee through its inveastl gations of the commissary company which furnished rotten food to the men has been forced to forfeit its con tract. Martin Flynn, a special deputy sheriff in charge of a police force has been charged before the federal grand jury with having restrained the men who got in debt to the company, has been discharged and hie commission re voked. Only a socialist paper would have made this fight. There are thou sands of similar fights all over the country that are yet to be amde. IPAGOO ON sPIURANTO. Herewith is submitted National Com mittee Referendum No. 1, Motion No. 1, by John M. Work, National Com mittee member of Iows. Motion No. 1. "I move that our International See retary be instructed to make an aggre. sive effort to get the International BocLalist Bureau to adopt Esperanto as the official language for the Interna tional 8oeialist Congress of 1910." THE MAJESTIC BU*1t Min i o'" k.~ Prop THB BST OF BvY. YT O ALWAYS IN STOCK Library I 6s Imut. w~b to tat of Stwi" Ulhwu~u LEWISTOWN, MONT. Nsz ,', ve i° To Start the Day Right Include In the essentials for breakfast am many of the Model Bakery's FINE, FREBRH CRISP ROLLA as you may have appetite for. The more you eat 'em the better you like 'em. Carry that name around with you for a day or two until you get It fixed. WARNKEN & SANDBOM Proprietor 188 N. Main St. Helena, Most. "A common language would marvel ously increase the efficiency and use fulness of the congress. It is also di rectly in line with our ultimate aim, for universal brotherhood is almost im possible without a universal language. Esperanto fills the bill admirably and can be learned by a delegate between the time of his election and the date of the congress. It is to be regretted that we have permitted other organiza tions to get ahead of us in encouraging its use.'' Commast by leJohn argo, ]astleae Omitee Member ofet New Terk. "' Marx begins his "Eighteenth Brumaire" by quoting that profoundly wise saying of Hegel, that *'all great historic facts and personages recur twice," and says that Hegel forgot to add "Once as tragedy, and again as farce." When at the congress of the old International, at Lausanne, in Sep tmber 1867, Guillaume, one of the see retaries, trotted out his pet ides that phonography would tend to promote in ternationalism, and should therefore be aggressively advocated, and was fol lowed by the French delegates with Proudhon's nostrums, simplified spel ling, a ia Booseaveldt, and universal language, a Is Zambenof, there was some excuse for all. But for us to go to the International Socialist Bureau, or to the InTaternational Socialist Con gress, forty yaers later with similar propositions would be to re-enact as a farce what the men of forty years ago sated with tragic seriousness. Frankly, this motion from Comrade Work astounds me. There might be some justification for proposing that Esperanto be made one of the languages of the Congress, that its use be per mitted, but to make it the official language of the Congress is the aceme of absurdity. The next legical step would be to my that only those mem bers of the party who speak Esperanto (Query: Why not Volapukt) shal be eligible for election as delegates to the International Congress. Had this mo tion come a year or so ago it might have been aecounted for, but it comes when Esperanto is being universally discredited, going apparently, the same way as all the numerous artifielal in ternational languages since Proudhon's time. There has already been devel oped the usual shoal of "Improved Es pemntos," "Rationalised Esperantos," and so on. The "flourishing New York Soclety," backed by Colonel Harvey and the Harpers' publieations has been abandoned, its leaders having some to the conclusion that Esperanto is really a very complex language, after all, and that its practlcal use does not warramnt the trouble. Comrade Work, like a true Utopian, sets out to show us a short cut to mnl versal brotherhood. What could be simplert Barriers of language make aliversal brotherhood "almost imposs ible," therefore let us remove the bar riers and adopt a language all ean un derstand and learn over night! All beautifully simple. Logieally flaw less are these utopian arguments! We have heard them from Proudhon and from Andrew Carnegie. But as Lon goet and other "Marxists" (as op posed to the "Proudhonists") pointed out at Lussanne forty years ago, You can no more make a language than you can make a nation. The only interna tional lansagle the world will ever know is that language which the econ omial development of the world makes indispensable to all who trade. At present it seems likely to be English. It will never be an artificial language like Esperanto, Valapuk, or any other similar invention. Really, comrades, the Socialist Party has smethinlg more Inportant to do this year than bother lag with Esperantol We might just as well go into the busienes of "eulti vating internationalism" by coatrlbut lag to the international university ex Whages, or of aiding the general world eulture by pushing color-photography. This last has guite as muech to do with the work of the national Committee as the other. Oomrade Work's motion is but the ghost of Proudhon which every now and then stalks across the stage. Let it rest." LOCAL ORBAT PALLS, of the JesbMt arty. Meew serr aea at Usiae ail at 6 p.1 Wm. PALIOROVI. Secr. 0S7th Awens LOCAL HEBLBNA, of the Social lot Party Meets everr ThursJday enkm e at Moumta News Ofem ,Or TAYLOR. Secr. LOCAL UVINOSTON, of the ocalit Party Mets every secod d fourth Mouday eveylae is Trades ! Labor Hall. opp. Opera HemNs. Altl transiest comrade invited to attend. JONES' NEW STONE OPERA HOUSE CENTRALLY LOCATBD I. W. JONES. Mgr. KendaUll, * loataas GO TO TAYLOR The Leadlag Photgrapher, to Up-to*Date Work Over Great Nmrther Oce, Main IL HELENA. MONT. B3 TOUNGo! Traces of Age, Wrinkles, Graynesm Baldness, can be removed by secret formulas. Ingredlents cheap and simple. send S2 coets for any one formula, or 50 cents for all three Address M B. M., 14:1 Lewis EL. Hel* ea.s Moat. FAMILY THEATER 35.87 Senae Kean s: Idkeas's im. of Pall. ThkeaShowsdaily Opesararound I Bee le's Cafe I bts tL hoawspes ni e ims I. Town WAFFLES 'her, sea *OUtAEW" * Ub M o . M ams, MNes Queen City Hotel and Restaurant con . 3m1g, Pmprser. MEAL AT ALL HOURS Mboee We ad Me 19 Iio. UNlS. Hmn, 1n S. Td. No. MI-B. d Mrs. 0 . Cl.les Private Hospital I OR CONINEMENT ONLY oea eairu uS. udeus., Mo.t. If YoT Work tfar Uvtlnlt ituld ntmft you to knew r *7geot Bw toola wil ownte tea ae C b I, I.e I . .?. .. 7 De 703 lh haus iameth a vei v etll INtesvoe s"l mit all drn IX cwfp Ri . B . IL L, 1481 "The Library of Origina1 Sources" (IN tHE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS) sweeps away the bigotry and superstition that has accum ulated around Religion, Government, Law, Social Sci ences, etc.-brings to light the naked truth and shows why Socialism is coming. This rare collection of Orig inal Documents (translated) covers as well the entire field of thought-Religion, Science, Philosophy, Soci ology, Education, History, etc.-presenting the ideas that have influenced civilization in the actual words of those who have developed them. VICTOR L. BERGER SAYS "Every Socialist should know somethlg besides his Karl Vuar-which by the way. thos who know the least about him euo the most. The mere kaowledge of few Socialist phrases s ot enmiset to make a 'elstllaC' Soaialist. "l order to knew WEYT gclaloem Ie eoahnin. a eeialit shold have some Idea of the theory of evolution. and some knowledge of history. Il order to know WRY it is comi.,. he must knew eoa a iLs of mesmic ievelopmeet. "We. as Sueeialsts. vi. vtally lumstmed i a e tde deveulomet o eivilsatloe ie. t ero for us is sot a etlectio of 'shallow village tales.' tho tory of the eroast.e.s, weddings and burials of ingh . Mor it simply as aeseust of battles lot and wrn. as many thesand killed oe either side, and this or that king or general gives all the glory. o For as the true leasen of history le the story of the pregeme of mankind by gradual steps from brutaI vavngery to enlightemeut, calture and huaanity. A great Eglish statesman has wisly said. 'the history of the fhture is to be read nl the pages of the past.' "No one realtse this truth mor than the really estlestifc ealiast. "The maner I which one system has grown eat of asother. fuedallim out of slavery, and esplialsm ouat of fudallem. Is meet seggestive of the mauser by which the Soeialist Republice wi gradually develop uat of the prsent sytem. "Thee are the most Instruative leaseaes of hetory. "To doe tle Is the aim of a set of besk reesy published under the title of LIBRARY OF ORIGINAL SOURCIBS It gives I tem voelums a history of the var ons limes of huma. developmeLt. Ad what i L s its spal dvartag. this history is given Is the origialt deements that fermed the mlletenes of the develumesmt." The Most Important Contribution to Freedom of Thought That the Century Hls Produced I For ten years a corps of 125 unblued research speciallnts of Europe and America have been earchlnlg the archives and lbrariees colleetlng, translating and classiylng the great original documents underlying six thousand years of civilliation. The work of gatherlang themse doe uments tilsU golnl on, but a large number have been colleeted, arranged n ehbrool.gical order. ozhaus. tively Indexed and printed on handmade doekle-edge paper, cased in strong buckram. making ten large and handsome volume. Charter Membero recelve. without addltoa.l cost. a tfuutre document, repro duoed for twenty years Although the cost ef this work ha been pro digious, the Introductory prie ha been made very low and will eon. tinue until one thousand members have been seoured in each state. A work not for "seholrar", but for THINKULRS-the men and women on the ground, the toilers who are beglnning to be disnathralled and THINK POR TIHMSLVn r. What Prrmnent Soelalist Thinkers S.y About This Works APFV.AL TO R1 ASaONs "Atlve locals of the Socialist Party could not make a bettr anvetmoat the Sset ofet these booka". B O. LOW~E, Waditor Areaa: "The most comprehenslve and vital work dealing with fundamental causes'. A. I. 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