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THE MONTANA NEWS.
IWBUED WEEKLY. OFFICE 19 PARK AV. P. O. BOX $08 Entered at the Post Omce for trans mision through the mail at second clams rates. Address all communications and make all Money payable to the Mon tana News. IDA CROUCH-HAZLEIT Editor and Manager. SUB8CRIPTIONS: One Year ..................... 50c Six M onths ................... 256 One cent per copy in bundles up to 500 State Executive Committee. J. AI. Kruse . .(Chairman).. Bozeman T. D. Caultihld ......... . . Mlssoula L. J. Duncan .............. Butte National Heladquarters J. JMahlon Barnes. Secretary. 180 Washington Street, Chicago, 11l. State Secretary. JAS. D. GRAHAM. SPIES IN THE SCKIALIST PARTY. The labor novemt nt of the western country is honey-combed with spies; and the slimy reptile, the lowest of the tool by which the capitalist class keeps the badge of servitude and de gradation upon the worker, is flying his trade of filth in both the labor unions and the socialist organiza lions. If American working men were not such dupes of tevery one who comes to them with an offer of friendliness it would be easy to de tect the work of these loathsome be trayers of the aspirations of the working class. Every tree is known by its fruits, and a ,nan can easily he detected by h!s deeds, whenever ex .perlenced union men discover a per son in their ranks who lives along without caring whether he works or not. makes a business of :nsluuat .ng him.,wlf into thl affairs of the organization, never neglect an oppeir tunity to stir up strife and dissen sicn, encourages suspicion ctnd tack of confidence in those who are ac tive and earnest In the work of the class struggle, they mark him at once or a spotter, and a paid man to null fy an' destroy the work they hav. accomplished, and his chances of staying very long in that community are usually short-lived. There is another species of spotter, more contemptible of anything, than the man that is paid by the employers' associations to go from place to place and desrupt and re port, and that is the person who re sidtes at a point and is friendly with the bosses, and agrees to hold the men level, and r.stsat the effort for a raise in wages, pretends to a quasi respectability, but all the time uses his influt.nce in an underhand way against any radical agresslve or ef ftctive action in the Interest of labor or its r. slstance to the unjust and precariotus :ondlitlons under which It lives. Thcse creatures that are !ass than human have cursed Montana and the industrial states of the inter-mouintain region for many yewrs, and are still cursing It. They are in evidence at all industrial centers. The socialist party has also be come the victim of their disintegrat ing influence. With the pretender, and class nothing but disrupt. Watch the man who apposes every construc tive effort to make socialisn. an ac tive force In the community. Watch the man who is shouting for social. ism as a heaven over yonder but ap poses, thwarts and fights any rational, practical, concrete action of the party in local affairs. Watch these people and go after them. They will soon wilt or vanish when they find they aret discovered. They have not the staying ,pialiti.s of those who are in spired with a true desire to make the world better through the upl!ft of the labor that makes the world. If the socialist movement Is good it murt be good f r something. A socialist that takes no interest in the affairs of his own town is simply a sentimental dreamer. It is practical men that mann the world. 80IAIJBS IN UTAH. A correspondent from Utah, a comrade that used to lbe active in Ihe Montana socialist movement, sends In some interesting notes in re gard to the socialist movemetnt in the. Mormon state. Utah is an agricultural state. The omnlpqtcnce ard omnipresence of the Mormon religion :s due largely to the acumen of the founders in discerning that they mutt solve the economic problem first if they were to live at all. The devotees of the sect had landed in this desert, driven by the persecutions h(aped upon them from .ackson county, Mtasourl, and Hanvoo, Illinois. Their exodus was during the early gold excitement in this country, and when they con cluded to settle in Salt Lake valley they were eager to delve into the %ast surrounding mountains for the glittering treasure. MATERIAL SECURITY. Brigham Yc ung told them they would starve to death it they went to hunt for gold. but it they went to work and scratched the earth and ratted a little wheat they could live. ;o the Utah desert has blosomed as the rose, and the state is noted for its fruit and Its fine irrigation pro jeIcts. The cooperative feature has been one of the solid bulworks of th,' strength of Mormonism The people have built in villages with thi ir farms lying in the surrounding country. They live the meager, hardwerkmng lives of the farmer class, knowing few luxuries. But real wart is ab sent from the Mormon communities The church takes care of its poor and needy, and this is done larg.'ly through the Wcrmen's Aid associt association. The ten per per cent tLthing which the Mormons pay to the church goes into the hands of the church hkirarchy, and by them is investtd in the great commercial ent*.rprises with which the church h identified. President Josephn Smith .of the Mormon church, successor of rirnghant Young is the president and director of nunerous large capitalist <nterprists within the state, as the Leet sugar Inlustrits, woolen mills, rallroads. light, a great system of stores. and others of an enotmous profit charact*.r. TRANSIENT CHARACT ER. But this apparent economic ., - (urity iq dec. plive, as lthe stud, nt of industrial and commereial conditions uInd(erstated full well. No coopelrative Itrmner, .ven if it 1esre ge nuine., Urd Sxt. nued to the * ntire populatl.n of Snl state or four states, tould ri sist the pressure, of the trust on e\ery -I i.. Th. farnm'rs. lv reducing th ir s'.,nil ar(d of living lower and lower. i .ight retain th. Ir farms for a consid.lrabi, . Irluiod. tut prices force ,1 to th.e nmini 'null. and the power o,f the bank, r throubh the mortgage men with the t apitalist pow, r kpld In the hands .f th -ir own church ptople, will soon ford th,* fragal pt ople to confront lhb. problems of life as evolving capi talism forces them upon them. WILL NEVER LEAD t01'T. But with this character of I oIu ;ation and industry it cannot lhe .x ipected that Utah will ever lead out in sociallst institutioens. Sclaltlt agi tution here must take the f,rnl of education as to the #nalysis )f the i.i gitalist system, and whate.ver sklt ' ton of oan organization can he. r, 'lained umlder these diffc'ralties. The minining industry of the state is larga. and the' mining and smelting camp:. are locals of the Western Federation of Miners. This aggressive orgealtl. ion Is sending out its Focialikt t.ail, ings from e*very center, and this, of tourse, has its influence in counter acting the hypnatisnm of callrtalist ildeas. Moreov.er, the socialist party ue'l some six tlousand percentage. lut ther,' is little or no corstruetiv9. a crks. and practica:ly no condu: tin~ eof th.* party a2tivities to I)osith- * Ini-. Iowe.ver. Utah shows this stage with that of most of the western stales. fO IAI.IT P1lRTY EGl ti, '1.M. 'The socialist activities ".egan alt,.ut eight years ago. Mrs. Haslette was on - or tile early workers, anu was ihe, first organier that 'vent into the southern agricultural country, being also at one tim.e national comnittee. man from Utah. The party has been unfortunate in is internal affairs. A Balt Iake law yer who afterwards w,,nt went into the republican party, at one time' practically had the whole party In teresttd in his own hands. His satis laction arose, and there came a fac. tional split that threw the organizsa tlon into the hands of the national party, and for a number of years the state was declared In a disorganized condition. Strife of this sort retards the advancement of any movement. Then the party met disaster in the attempt to form a local press. Th± I.aper established was called "Th4 c'risls." A man by the name of Dal ton ca:me from Chicago to edit it. Dal ton belonged to the bathing impos nihilist crowd that was making itself a conspicuous minority at the national convention four years ago. He struggled along as a pioneer labor press has still to struggle in this country, until finally he sold out to the "American Party," a party ex tensibly organised to fight the Mor mon church, and turned his paper over to its use during the election campaign. He afterwards accepted an office from the city administra tion, and instead of starving with the socialist party he is now eating once more from the wages of capital Iam. CAV.S MAKE TRAITOBS. It may be said as an explanation of the reasons for Dalton's fall that he found so little cooperation and sup port in the Salt Lake party, that there was so little of a settled policy of ac tion, that his powers of endurance at least gave way, and he became a tool In the hands of the enemy. How ever, that may be, it was a most dis astrous thing for the socialist paper to come out and declare war on that re ligion. It would simply mean that only gentiles and atheists could be approved on socialist party principles. And as for fighting the Mormon church the anti-Mormon capitalist press is doing that far more power fully than the socialists could possibly do even if they were inclined to do so. A discrimination in regard to re ligions is certainly not a part of the burdens that socialists are obliged to carry. LOCAL ORGANIZATION8. The party at Salt Lake City has been at a low ebb of efficiency, last summer takingits charter altogether. There are many life and intelli gent socialists in the city, but as is so painfully characteristic of the west ern socialist movement a large part of them are not active in the party. But it has taken a fresh start and there is a movement on foot for bet ter and more efficient work. AT BINGiIIAM CANYON. Bingham Canyon is a large copper mining camp of the Western Federa tion. The socialists are the most ac tive here of any point in the state. having obtained possession of the city government a few years ago. But our socialist movement is greatly kindered by a lack of sound knowledge of a socialist program on the part of the terrible obstacles that are thrown in the way of socialists in office are such as might well baffle stronger and for more i.xpt rlenced hearts than working men taking up for the first time the reins of administration. And in their way our vote often drops back when we have once gained pos session of places of authority. So the Bingham Canyon socialists were bat tered anti betrayed out af office aga'n I'(N)R ORG;ANIZATION. Sh;.n.rally speaking there is neither the *.nthusiasmr nor the organizatior, that there was In the, party eight ye'ars ago. The State Secretary has difficulty in getting active work and of the locals, dues paid up, or even answe.rs from their secretaries. rTh.ere is another burden that the seeciallst party carries her,, that is unlknown in any other state. It very oft. n happens than those who have adopt( d socialism are also those that have abandoned the Mormon faith. anmd besides being heretics against the established social standards these re formers ar,' classed with the hated and despised "apostates." This works a double burden for these liberal socialists to carry, and it r.lso makes it doubly hard for us to convince the faithful Mormons that socialism is a political movement for economic free dom. And the brave souls who hold their own under these trying circ.um stances deserve the honor of all com Ing ge nerations. It is a marvel that all of these working class voters do not take more interest in controlling their own poll tics. The member of the legislature from this district, simply laughs at the request of the working men, and flatly refused to pre..ent a bil! making it unlawfgul to hold out a dollar for hospital fees without the consent of the worker. What is needed in Utah is patient organizers, those thoroughly familiar with practical labor problems, who ran spend unlimited time organising the, men and women, hunting them up individually and instructing them, and also those who are able to assist and strengthen the labor organizations. It is not talk and oratory that is needed, it is patient, constructive work by those who know how to do it, building a solid socialist groundwork for a big political movement. 'I'rIE TINTIC DISTRI(T. Th,* Tintic mining district covers considerable t,"rritory, and :omprises the mining and smelting camps of Eurika, Mammouth, Rlobinson, and Sllver City. A large number of men are employed in the district but the organization among them is poor. Fhe West-"rn Federation does not seem as able to make its organization In the west complete and effective, as the United Mine Workers have done. The Eureka union has put up a large ce ment building costing about $16,000, and has paid out all but $4,000 on it. But there' are many men working who do not belong to the union. An un fair list of these rinegodes to their elass interest is published, and there are excellent union men working faithfully and devoting much time to &trengthening the organization. The o.lialist sentiments I,* .trong hut not realilsd. Reveral city officers in cluding the mayor were ele'cted on the socialist ticket, but the party meetings have been dropped, the see retary is inactive, a fine woman's nocialist crganisation has been broken up, and there Is every evidence that the trail of the serpent spotter Is at work. Go to the NEWS For Up-to-Date Job Printing Dr. GEO. H. TAYLOR, DENTIST Cor. Grand & Jackson St. Opp. Telephone Etchause Helena, Montana To Start the Day Right Include in the essentials for breakfast as many of the Model Bakery's FINE, FRESH CRISP ROLLS 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. 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