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To you Lovers and Workers for Liberty The Montana News is again being published, although not a party owned paper, yet the News will work to the interests of the party in every wa and will in no wise hinder the development of the movement, but In ev ery possible way work with all the forces at its command to make our party a success in the political field without making any compromise ol principle. To start the publication of the News again is an undertaking that is full of diliculties, and heavy handicaps. The debts of the puat are facing ua and the creditors of the News when it was a party owned paper are still looking to us for payments, and this is very embarrassing in'a business. While waiting on the postofmce to grant the Montana News mailing priv Ileges we had to deposit $20.00 as a guarantee each week before the paper could go to its readers. A constignment of paper amounting to $100 plus freight is now in transit from the east and this, with the spending of $1, 600.00 in paying party debts in the s. ven months, together with legal ex penses that we incurred while protecting ourselves in the courts where we were dragged by creditors and wreckers of the Old Montana News., has our present available cash on hand rather low. We do not ask for donationr, but we want your good will, and your as sistance in building up our circulation to 10.000. At present our circula tion is only 3,650, a reduction of sixty per cent since last August. How ever, the circulation is on the Increase as one hundred and eighty new names were added to the mailing list last week, and present indications are that one hundred new names will be added this week, over and above the number expiring. Letters of encouragement are coming to us each day, especially from labor unions and men active in the ranks of organised labor. Orders and promises of Job work have come to us from three states outside Mon tana during the present week. The aggressive forces in the Labor Move ment recognise that a paper that will fight the battles of organised labor is necessary and are willing to give all their support to the Montana News as it ias been tried and not found wanting In the hoar Df need. Before the Socialist Party can be a factor in Montana politics there must be at least 15,000 subscribers to sooialist papers. At present the sub scribers to socialist papers in Montana do not reach 5,000 or about seven and a half per cent of the voters. Therefore the greatest need of the so clalist movement at the present moment is subscribers to socialist papers and until the people are reading sooalist papers we cannot expect them to vote the socialist ticket. The Montana News is going to take prominent part in organising, edu cating and marshalling the press ofthe working class in the Northwest for political and economic action to the end that a constructive movement be built up that will bring immediate benefit to the working clas and com bat the aggremions of the non-producing class on the workers. Beleving that you are in favor of a paper being firmly and securely *e tablihed in the Northwest that will represent the interests of the toilers in the age-long struggle of liberty, we hope that you will give all the as sitance in your power to maintain such a paper. We need two hundred new subscriptions each week. Will you help to secure the same? We need your help. The cause is yours as well as outs. All our time is given to the cause. Will you give a little of your time' Yours for Working Crns Preedom MONTANA NgWW. Debt of Honor There stw remeils a debt ofl 100 eotractod by th blotlllIt tarty *f Momas while It owned and we pab bhlng the Moataga News. The state Committee has dose nothian to liqu date this debt, pad the reditoes are iooking to "hose who are at preeat rulnnng the News for their meseF. To pay the debt Is an ezceedigly heavy task sad Is haadioapping sad worrying us comideraby. $00 must be paid as soon as posblo. uad we are asking ladtvdual .so*iaiuts sad local. to loan the Montana News ear sum that they may tfel dlmpesed sa able to advance. The response ha been as ullows: Local mUrn .................8 $80. 5. B. Bush................... $.e Edwln Dew.................. 0.N Win. Dew................. ..00 C. Aaderon ................. 1.0 C. Pelek ................... 1.00 Total ....................$8.00 To be r4eaed $500.00 Balanse to get ............843.00 Bee Hive B3 Tre.m Udlpw. Talk about your talk abouts., Comrn. rade Leopold of Helena does things brown by ordering 1,000 envelopes. Herbert Martin is in the education al business. He sends in two subs and bundle order for 50 copies from Miles City. Some one is going to get wised up. The Deer Lodge Radicals never quit. Do you? Lee Vorge Is an other repeater. He sends in SOcts donation and a sub. North Dakota comes to the front again. Comrade Melander of Mon dak orders 100 Soclalist envelopes. They are great. Try a hundred your self at 65 cts. F. C. Hall of Missoula sends :n $8 for three subs and a bundle order. Anaconda believes that she must do something each week. The teamsters send In a bundle order of twenty and the Central Labor Council sends for a bundle of 60 coples. Butte shakehermlf, wakes up. and deiode that the Plumbers and Steam Fitters Unli must have a bundle of 25 copies. Alex Falrgrlevc remembers us with Ive subs from Roundup, also a Job order for posters, tickets and tags. Job work is good this week. Deer Lodge Federal Union sends an order for letterheads and envelopes. The Best Helena Icandlnavian Brtherhood of America brought in their Washing ton Birthday dance order of printing. Another order in from the Carley rille coal miners; 1,000 milk tickets from Great Falls. These orders keep the News olmce humming and neoes sLtated puttlng on an extra man part of the time this week. If you are in sympathy with the cause of the work ers become clam-conscious, and turn all means of printing support Into the News. The capitalist press is giving con siderable publicity to Comrade De Lara's visit In Montana. He speaks In Butte Feb. 11th, and arrangements are under way for other points in the state. Any ambitious local would be amply awarded by aranging a public mass meeting for him in co-operation with the local unions. Address M. M. Lournes, state secretary, Butte, Mon.. for dates. The Mon'ana News is golng to be a factor in helping to advance the labor movement of the Northwest. See that you fellow workers, both union and non-union, subscribe for the News. By reading the News each week the union man will become more active and aggressive in ad vancing the Interests of his class and the non-union man will leave the ranks of the unorganised and become a union man. Oragnised Labor of Montana is out raged over Warden Conley bringing convict labor In such heavy competl tlon against them, and is responding with tremendous orders for the News. Order a bundle and spread the repert of this dastradly crime agalnst free labor throughout your union. If you are a true socialist you wilt know that it is your duty to help strengthen a working cluss press. You can get two subs to-day if you try. end .n your job work NOW. Comrade Graham has S uch the last 6y w a a. mag W,. Mgalast labor to a ms se dangers that O mianatsg t irs e tnh comp-etitio of convict lhlMit is being Ulted *a the asis; alaI the Importance of a pro IaS b p ossewion o the we•re to 4defen their rights with. A maS l) had fought the M.ptaw t elass am it encroachments on labor fag taety years in Maesato saee prett nee-. ly knowing the problems that confront Metes. werters. COearsi Oraham has ever bees M*lSgous and outepok a I his defease ar the workers His talks ItR a hails Inspihe aew life sa aetion Is the ergalmled workers. They ha to see what tihe soldartty of mattal Interest means, to see that thY m ust be atirm with a presm a N l aed ranks. He is having calls ria all over the sate for salos meetlags. It he visits your union yet wall have a talk ye will remember. From Deer Lodge: 'Tbe Montana News has stirred this town as very few towns have been stirred, sad if we could have every communaty in thc state the same way, socialism Would sweep the state. The local is plan ning its spring election campaign The socialists are getting amas of farmers in the county to send the News to. One man sold his oepy of the News here for twenty-Oveoests. Hewas offered that much for a eopy by a man who did not know where to get a copy." The Finnish Local in Hamilton has organised a holding company and pur chased a lot at $112.0 and are geing to commence operations in ereeting a Finnish soiotalist hall. The FPnnish local also holds night school three nights a week fer the purpose of giving their members an education in the English language. Butte, Mont, Jan. 28, 1L10. From Local Union No. I5, Interna tional Brotherhood of EleetlsalI Workers. Butte, pleas ind eaeoIIed check for $50.00 for the Meat-a News for one year. It is the best pa per in the state of Montana for the working class. Butte Electrical Workers. Any books advertised In the Mew* will be seat postplid on resep of price. We are golng to make a spec laity of our book department. The slarger soeslist papers are all outtiag out their eemmerial adertis/g. The Nwes has always advested this s correct pelle, sand it was only the need of shekets that caused s to vry at times. We would rather give the space to advertlsing lterature If you buy onough books, we will net need to take the other advertising Letters from Comrade LI Do Larn who is being pursued by the dogs of Mexico, state that he will he in Mon tns shortly. He is lecturin one Mexico and its barbarous conditions, on his way to Washington. With proper arrangements Comrade De Lara should have a splendld hearing na Montan. Those desirous of secur Ing dates should write t M. M. Lau rens, Butte, Most. There are a large number of scab cigars sold in Montana; If you smoke, always demand a union made igar from a union made box. Union el -ar makers are generally soulalist lee to it that you employ only social "sts by demanding as union made cigar. Order your Job Worw NOW. A Matter of Vital Importaawe. A dangerous attempt Is now being made to capture the socialist party for the impossibilitists. This effort first started from outside the party. And the fact that It originated on the out side makes this attempt very suspbl. Ious. Such an attack from without, h,ow ever, will do little arm. But now comes the "Appeal to Reason" and joins the fight. The "Appeal" admist that the "pair. ty is in a more healthy and acti.e condition than ever before in its his. tory". Yet It urges the comrades to vote against those who have done more than others to make it so. The only reason for this given by the "Appeal" Is that there ought to be "rotation In olRce." Now "rotation in offee" is no pa,. of the socialist Ideas. It is not an In. ernational soclalist principle. The socialists of Germany have kept such If the selallts Is every, town would take as much Interest In ea po~ang the evils of capitalism as the Deer Lodge socalists do. we would have a sooalist movement nt Moltana that would make the hosts of apital ism tremble worse than the Houm o1 Lords. And we should have a soil ist press In Montana large and pow erful enough to combat every oppres sion. Uooialists, you must assume respon slbtllties and do something, do some thing real vital and practical If you want to help forward a system by which a worklngman Is a human be Ins, and not a slave. We must have good socialist papers good supporters for the worklng claws What are you doing to help make one? A seolalist who pouts and quit1 when thing. don't go Jus his way has sever boon really In earnest. He was imply looking out for sNme mild form of emmemont Are you a quit ter? Are you shirking anything that would be of the utmost beaet te chaaglnr things. I sot t ben . Best the lsetalit paper ln Montana. We are wlatlng for a years subsrp Ar yem trimng to get muas tor the Newts Only seats, and sou will hedp sve all the e" work that has bees done Ier. A Mi Of U M5 emenIm WAIWI A rA.M. A seeg aMt Men *am uw to wi e -ak a hoe a g M ot sh - -le-s n0M1n Mee s a e nW . uStMn. fhe wuad be lo4t Mn km tem r W slad w m f at a Es d h pe ai smm . lsae wONs M pit for ie n etle i seew CALL FOR THE BEST In Dread a d Pamby mad. by the MMAULOAL BRA LA. V. Ineh Pnep. Corer Locust & JackaLo. Telephese 854 11k1 Mimeals, Meat. CAN..N YOu muo*e r a" sanS eier ISadae e erl me ohm Mry gl. Me r le i e eneW sad let Peel leog tsI at his leanp.e Per. iathe hir moeem Cmhin .wlwe . theys.Y telr ita V erMde h ee t res ad k I Cr . we willaed st learsaen.al reided t3 - view, 6 mo s.-oa a ptelae s-r ch e r ale. P... sed Pue,. Wedalet. seems.. The Ietls se1 sad imn. cla tSeree gdl elper ecd I poetýl omrades as Rebel, nager and Mol keabuhr at the head of their move melt for twenty years. And they are there pet Vandervelde has been the hobsen leader of the Belgian social se for many years. Vilctor Adler for a long term of years has guided the Austrian Uocial-Demooracy and has led It to voctory. The luropaen socalists believe that ablte, faithful and experienced leadern should be kept In poeltions of trut. Consequently they have succeeded In building up a stable, permanent, ef bloest organisaltion. which neither kaiser nor knlag nor capitalist can break down. The European sociallats do not be lieve in "rotation In oMe'". are too apt to go chalang after new fadi. uist now the fad Is "rotation in edee." It Is contrary to the prieo tloe of oer comrades all over the world. Aad besides this It to a diatinotly 7BoOks for Study Course (MOReMma.M b Sh Vealomi USeuttev Cmu3Utt.e) t 1> IS 1 Ikdry lal ............... ......... "l." UamI n6t ......-LW. SII S -.-- .e Fewdad bs o lods~y.. ...... .................. 1.11 THE u m yDrrr Or SOauinZI Us"uw, Usi .mi . - *U..................... NOONOKICs yhg r.Wg L--- ..-........... .......................... 3m .......... ............................... * AM /W5AL PsOms.111 or UOQAUiA it. £_ $c. Ikwrll or ................... ..... I......m . Th. Oty ter dm w -p ........ *.................. LU CUseUrlr w .. Ir-t-ll hhm r ..-l ................. n. ... .TACuI AND 1HODS - MIdhbLle at aat--lluC ................... ................... LU Ouelrsrtlye lodlma.a S..hm.- .... .... IWMIIT-y !>Ilol o f-- -r ................................... sIJI EWuuy of Ussa m Si t Umbf S. t.t-Iqm 11 ............... LU $ILls COUPLET1 *l'SS, DEIVERUD mL Mlaer o cmmende imo Dased uauary h Isoe. "I vote "Yes". on both the motions submitted by the National Secretay In regard to methods of coaduotlg the referendum on the National t eautive Committee. I do this, be amue I me so other method f later pretatlon posible In regard to the second question, although I betleve that this latorpretateon may oally vi tite the eatire election by throwing out thousands of votes d thus rem dertng this "preferentIal system" eveS more of a fares. But to o anything else would be to lay the National of -e open to the charge of violating the constitutios and In such a heated election as is now on this would e.r talnly be construed as having been done ter the benast of mem set of candidates. "I vote res' upon the frst of Com rade Work's metlie, and meot em phatically 'No' on the secoad and third motion. "However much Comrade Work may love his pet method of voting I believe that it is the sentiment of a very large majority of the member ship that It is one of the moet per nicIous that could be devIsed. Be cause of the dilesueon it has aused I think it worth while to enumerate some of Its moot glaring defects. "Flrat,-It compels the voter to do olare an unfair preference among theor whom he I. equally angeus to me elected. I do not wish to vote for ONE person, but for =SVE. on a National .xe.utlve Committee. Nor do I want one man seven times as much as I want another. Yet, by this system I am compelled to vote Against At= men whom I wish to see elected. Any fair sort of a preferenttial sstem would permit the voter to cast one vote of equal value for the seven whom he wished and then one vote of less value for the seven whom he next preferred. With our preeent system the voter casts one vote for his prefer owce and then casts 371 votes agalnst the other candidates. "Second-The fact that the over oapitalist practice. In the capitalist parities the "outs" are always clamncring to get ina" They want "rotation" because they want to get to the "pie counter". Their only idea of a party is to give ofices to all the "faithful'. But the socialist party does not ex slot for the purpose of giving every man in turn an oAloe. It is a mill tant party. Its purpose is to fight for socialism. When we have found cer tain comrades to be tried and true and especially capable and elcilent, we ought to keep them where they can serve us. It would be foolish to dismiss such men Just for the child ish idea of giving somebody else a chance to experiment sad learn at the expense of the party-these in turn to be dismissed, as soon as they have learned, for ot -, greenhornsL And besides, the only result of fol lowing the "Appeal's" advice in this wheltmg majority of the votes are cut Aalmlt rather thaa Pr omsal dates makes it esntially an l atru meet for the venting of grudges ras ther than the expreeslon of desires. That this is true I ba or out by the fact. lahundreds of conversatiees that I have heard concerntmg this ballot the question always raised was not *For whom shall I east the 01N vote". but "Whom shall I hit with my 1T". It would be hard to devise a spytem more Ittod to encourage drmemsie and put a premium on petty Jealesus leleand hatred. The proof of this is the numerous little conspirnoies that are beiag hatched all over the eome try, culminating In the broad uselme to capture the party for the Impe"l. bilet. "direct actioast" element "Third--l spite of Comrade Work's asrties which would lead me to be lteve e ad not studed his mow - tom. It Is an easelet plea for deleat lan the twi of the maeorlty and I have seet several balles, worked out by dllremt perseoa showing how It Is pemsile to defeat a uandtate hav in elithy pereent of the aet ehelees His esmple of the eleetle etof as International delegate is far-fetched. dane the number of candidates a eof voters was too small to show anything. to Nar mothing of the fact that Com rade Borger was so overwhelmingly the oholoe that his detest was Impee dtble and the election little more than a foterm. "ourth-The work of tabulatUon of such a complex ballot is unreasoeble for men as already overworked as our State sad National Seretaries, and re quires a technlcal training not pos mesed by many of these, sad whichk there is no reason for them to acquire. On this point I eed only roefer to the cireular recently sent out by the Na tional Seeretary giving lastrutioms to party odlelais. "For these reasons I believe that In stead of extending the mope of this method of .eletion, every *eort should be made to get rid of it as quickly as possible." Oder yer Job Work NOW. ease would be to saelst the arheme .>t the Imposlbllitists who are just now trying to capture the National Conm mittee. Not ILtt us keep on the commit',t ,hemen who have done the work so well In the past. Comrade Berger has labored untir ingly and with the utmost agelt-eacri. lce to build up the sooiallet party In Americs. Comrades Hunter, imraons. tlliqult and Spargo have proven themselves valuable men. Comrade Thompson did good service for one term on the National Executive Coin. mlttee, and siace Comrade Ploaten has reulgned, can be put in his place without crowding olf any of the prese nat members. Comrades, this is no time to exper Iment with the party. We want tried and true veterans at the helm in the present orisl. Preserve the Soolallit Party! B. H. THOMAS. Milwaukee, Wis., Dec., 8t. 1303.