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THl MONTANA NIWS.
ISEUND WUEnL.. OIPICE 1t PARK AV. P. O. BOX 0to atered at the Pot OMeo for trears m lesau through the mall at seond class rants. GRAHAM & HAZLETT, Publishers. IDA C~VOUCE-MANIWI ieter sad Mear er. SUVBCRIPTIONSl One ea.........r ..................... io SMoth ................... .......... One meat per copy in bundles up to I00 National Headquarters, J. Mahle amnes. Isoertary. ISO Washulateo Street. Chag IlL WEL fYION OF OIC1sR. The annual election of olfcers of the National Socialist Party--the Na tlonal Secretary and the members of National Executive Committee- is pending. No election in the history of the Socialist Party, has caled forth so much Interest, excitement and con troversy as this election. It has been the intention of the New to give a thoruogh explanation of the lessues at stake, but the heavy press of local matter, and also the financial necessity of curtailing on matter, have kept us from handling the subject as it should have been laid before our socialist readers. What are called the Imposlblllst forces In the American labor move ment are attempting to get hold of the administrative forces in the nati onal organlsation. They want entire new control and methods (lack of method, the oonstructionists would may.) They are represented by Kerr and the International Sociallst Re view. those who yell "worklng class" at every step and frighten the work ing clam into impotent and imprudent effort, those who babble loudly of "direct action" without much prac tical purpose n itr program. those who seem to think that political so tion is about the last thing a political party has to attend to. Those of the Industrial Workers who take any interest in the social let party are Interested along thi lide of the controversy. English Walling, a wealthy radical who calls himself a revolutioalrt, but seems to have no deialnite program to pursue, and does not belong to the party at all, has been conisderably In evidence In the hysteries that have been stir red up. In short we may may that the dis. contented programlem element, the wild, the noisy the Inexperlenced, the iresponsible, are moving heaven and earth for a change their way. The opposing force we may call the "ins" of the localsUt Party. They are those that call for constructive, practical, poltical work in sooiety. and other means also, au there may be the oooasion. They demand but ner ecilency, results, working to an end-a-ong the lines of the sucoessful European parliamentary parties. *lmons and the Chicago Daily _o e-alist are strongly advocating this policy. The Wisconsin soctlaists, who represent the only part of the Amer Ican party that has accomplished anything of moment, and who have organised labor with them as a work ing political force, are making an active campaign In behalf of candl dates who are capable of carrying forward this constructive policy in the party work. They are advocating the re-election of the entire old commit tee, with the exception of John I. Work. The Appeal to Reason has also spoken which it seldom does in re gard to party affairs. It doesn't want to otend anybody. It wants every one to be a friend and work for the Apeal. It goes with the lamteos faire principle- everybody for himself we don't want any direooton. Per. haps the Appeal thinks that sane statesmanlike direction might not fa vor Appeal methods. The News favors the Wisconsin idea, the ideas that are being enun elated by the most experlenoed Amer. loan socialists. This to not to may that we endorse bladly everythng that Wiaconuin sootalists think or ao. We may at times view the labr movement and Ita political actio at a different angle from our easters brethren. But the Montana News stands for sense, long, hard work. well-formulated plans, and defllnite political results for the working class, with any others that may be attalned. Noise and lgnorance are at a dis count with us. This i. what we have stood for in Montana, and are trying to brlng about, even though many old ftoest are lost, and noise and bluster are forced to give way before prac tical results for the workinla clau. Thus we both prepare for resolu tions and make them. The complicated and absurd system of voting that has been toisted on the party by John M. Work's referendum is so misunderstanda ile that it is liable to lead to no election. Queeston EntUrely Spec.ativ Mr. Charles H. Kerr: In answer to your question I beg to say that so far as I know there I. no immediate likelihood of a labor party. Consequently it seems to me the question put is entirely speculat Ive. Furthemor, In came a labor party was formed, the entire party membership. in my opinion, would have to decide by referendum vote what attitude the ocalistell Party should take. The seven members of the National Executive Committee have no more power in such matters than any other seven members of the paryt. Nevertheless, I realise that organ Ised labor is being forced to the wall and that. during the next few year.. Many comrades see that pomibility and It is but right that they should seek to know the attitude of those, who may occupy omlal positions In the party. in regard to that matter. As a Socialist I should want to walt until I see what kind of a labor party was formed. In any ease I doubt if I should think it advisable for the sallst Party o pages tftt with any other orgnanulstlo Certolaly be tore taking netion a loclallet would want to have the slbor Party declare Itself distinctly on the oUllowing lnes. It would have to be a truly clas-con scoous labor party. It would have to declare Itself absolutely opposed to any fusion or alliance with capitalist parties. It would have to place in its constitution a declaration that any members of the labor party that ad vocated the election of any capitalist candidate would thereby be excluded from the labor party. In other words, I, as a Socialist would want to know whether or not the labor party nl tended to be absolutely Independent and to carry out actually on the polit Ical field the class struggle. It such a party were formed no doubt all of us would want the Sooakl let Party to confer with the labor pearty at least in regard to eandidates ganisations would not be forced into so that these two worklng class or a bitter. fratelcidal war-fare thereby cutting each other's throats. I believe In common with moot other Maruian Socialists In every country that we want to help the worklng class to find its feet, to battle politically and Industrially for Its emancipation, but in my opinion we ought to keep our organisation In tact. We ought to continue to carry on our propaganda, to conduct our newspapers and forward Socialism with the same spirit and enthusiasm as now. Brelfly my opinion is pro. cisely that so well expressed by Fred eric Engels many years ago: "I think all our practice has shown that it is possible to work along with the gen position and even organlsation.." eral movement of the working class giving up or hiding our own ditisses at every one of its stages without Fraternally yours, ROBERT HUNTER. Six per cnt of the peoplie, the cap Italist class, own 85 per cent of the wealth, 19 per cent, the middle class, own 15 per cent, and 7g percent, the working class, own 3 per cent of the wealth. The latter's share consists of houses and personal property, such as furniture, oct. Reported Attempt to Corrupt Organized Labor --* (Continued from First Pag.) bribe the carpenters of Deer Lodge I betiay the spokesman of Orgaal s Labor, the Montana News. Not being able to keep the week. ingmea of Deer Lodge from orgn . lag themselves into unions, and being d*eetted in his attempt to viot liga the preddent of the Machinist U-a-e, and being toiled in his attempt to break the Retail Clerks' strike, Maper Conley decided to endeavor to eoabe? the unlon., or play one organlrinai agalast another. The story as giesa the representative of the Montaan News Is as follows. Conley made overtures to menbegS of the Carpenters' Union that it that union would pass resolutions eoe demning the Montana News for ea poeng his rascality and union smash ing policy that he. Conley, would give a number of carpenters steady work during the balance of the winter sad would sign a working agreement with the Carpenters Union. in return tsr that union using the white wash brush to cover up Conley's dark anJ dirty work. The carpeoters of Der Lodge are union men and know that the Mon. tans News is the only paper in Mn*. tans that ftsht the battle for organ Ised labor, and refused to be a party to such an contemptible act as Con ley tried to get them to do. Coley seems to be a student et Parry and Post and must have been studying from Post's text book. "How to Comrdl the UIONms." It is the policy of the corporations and all those who make their money from the toll of the wage earners, to en deavor to control the unlons that they have to deal with, it they c.'t destroy the union or prevent their employees from organizing them selves into unionls The methods generally used by cor porations sad employers to control te unions isto thave a Bunco Inside the unions to do the dirty work for them. The work of the Bunco Steerer In the unions is to lead the workers into a trap set for them by the bors, or to lead the workers on to a side track where they wil remain Inactive while the bees skie them, or to get the workers mixed up in fee tional strife. Conley sees the unloas In Deer Lodge organised become mil Itant, the work of revolt and protest spread and in order to continue his graft he tries the tactles of Peat by putting the Bunco Steerer at work: but in this case the bunco game would not work. If there are any Bunco Steerers in Deer Lodge, they I have not made their appearance so tar among the union men. The eyes of all Organised Labor in Montana are fled on the unions o' Deer Lodge at present, and the union men of Deer Lodge must be true to Woman Under Socialism By AVeUW bgrs One of tO a6mee Le ofiR thes The Greatest Work Ever Written on the Woman Question. THIS II TH BOOK THAT BIsuOP CA*5OL4 AT.ACKED IN cotu 4" Pags, PRICE ONE DOLLAR o --h.u Montana News the historie mauga at taw., vict Labor mgt ie fi M cgat the ptesent te i L Dee r Lodge, later tla the ae. at. ives to strih the s W at S toern of slavery, the 2M will beerme gem eral through NI Meatal . An oD rrratan ar Comr;do H. W. Wlk is, .ae of the oldest and best hewa weorkege, la point of servles. In the uoelalst move ment of Ame has beesen "ie down iy the head et death. Comrade Wilkls durlan his lagn servicc leetred Is mearly every state from the uAtaict o tohe Patls. His last )yar at rvice to the party was rendered wader extremely trying con dltions as he had been aitllcted with cancer. At the elee of the campaiga of 1908 he wa foroed to give up all active partielpatieos I propaganda work sad retired to his home li Wa verly. Mss I ere, surrounded by hi. wife sad three ohldrem, he battled agalist the Inroads upe. his life made by canoer of the mouth with all the fortitude and patenee he could command. Word comes from his bereaved wift that he pUaed qwletty away Tuesday evening, Ianuary 1lth, at 5:ll. He was ooesious to the last, death com ing to him suddenly and unmepected ly. .7I Those ho knew Comrade Wilkins will feel deep and nscere regret that such as untiring ighter for the free dom of the working clam has beel called away. He has not been allowed to live to see soclalism triumph. but his friende and his serrwla family Ona always recall that Comrade Wilkins was for a quarter of a century In the treat ranks of the proletarlan army and never wavered nor lost hi faith in the ultimate triumph of the move ment to whlkh he gave his life. Comrade Wilkins, the man, is gone. His work will live after him and be remembered for generatoes. usmAzin WAIT A VARK - a im w ag la YY a 00 n in oh =men a w m 096M u ra e Pon"to Me bgm.a -ftqmift b w, at - .- ,ua r SM Emi, = -a b st~ W0U IfW uES ge. w Wm .an - namob Ne uiw u% The Little Socialist Magazine Md tM yew cdr,.. eSly tenam the cmadl. up. M CeNTS A YVAR IS Sprce Street, NEW YOL ftMohtana N/ews Gat ywr Prhatmg doa, M a Wo'dog am. Pres UnOn 3M, iu8MAzr. AlL wO wUE DuIoIni Ia To or 13Oom TO WDOo v10Wx SOgU h# l TO SUtA I nw Vc or OWso Eorts *3 mom& oI 1 h 1 Dim m Is wa aft Lu. -- . v1mwt.. N.M.. itKCam. ft.ree Db, LeWhs../ Vw.A. s i0 W..w, Isih C.stl . L We man a ft oI ailuM.te.e am myI-aw k Uhism amA mE brrs 01 rkl, ten tomh "lebsr be i. Ms ba-To- uM 6mIt eat 2.re is /ior h.wll Pwbp. We wrnst we Wo 2. h.M mba P L. " brn ýes~ b -s Utesim. ORDER YOUR JOB WORK at the MONTANA NEWS Helena, Box 908 Montana BOOKS TO READ ON SOCIALISM To be Obtaine from Montana News D.'tD.-ý1h. hats wa" bebJwj Gs. dsIrar. 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