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GRAHAM & HASU. BI. Publifler OFIICE 1 PARr AV. P. O. BOX 68I Eatered at the Post Odloe for trs mlsomn through the mail at sooad elessm raSte USpcUIPTIONsI One Tear ....*................. It Meaths ................... -Ss One cent per copy In bundles up to 500 'SCHOOL VFOR BUTCUER& Goodwln's Weekly, pubished In Balt Lake City, is another paper that has a bad attack of militariphodia. In a re cent issue it advocates the establishing of military achools in the western states, and believes that the Paclflc coast states should pass laws compel ling all boys of eighteen years of age to attend an army school for at least a year and a half. Gradually the capitalists are creat ing a sentime.nt in favor of compul sory military service through the en tire country. Slowly but surely the people are being educated by the ruling class to demand war. The Blritish capitalists who wanted to Wilpe ut the llpuhlist of `outh Africal spent six yars in educating the English workinc ni. n into believ ing tlhat a war with the lioars was a rellgio'us duty they had to perform, and Ithe American ruling class are but following the example of their brother capitalists across the sea. The Stand ard oill and Mlorgan are land hungry, they want to grab beyond the ocein in order to find markets for their sur plus wares, to get these markets war must be declared if necessary and working men must be trained to fight. The capitalists never do that, except in the stock exchange. General Sherman said. "War is hell" and the capitalists want to send the working man to hell. THE PREACHER'S LABOR uLOST. 'War is hell"-General Sherman. "O' war, thou son of hell"-William Shakespeare. The last session of the Montana Legislature enacted a law to prepare every able bodied male citizen of Montana to go to hell. Every morning at the opening of the legislature a christian preacher would open the proceedings of the day with a prayer, invoking the divine blessing on the work of the legislature, asking the meek and lowly Nazarene, -who while on earth preached the brotherhood of man- to guide the sations of the legislators. Yet within one hour after the prayer, the Mont ana legislature passed the Infamous military bill. Perhaps the chaplain as he faced the unwashed mob of the assembly thoe .ght of the words of his lowly Master. "I come not to seek the rlght eous, but sinners to repentance." Anyway the preachers -one in the senate and one in the house- each g t $5.00 a day from the State of Montana for saying a prayer each day Ifr the members of the legislature. A WORD TO OUR READERS. You have read in this paper some thing that the press of the state was silent upon. You have become ac quainted with a piece of vicious leg islation passed by the rccnt letgislative assembly in the anterest cf the cor porate powers. Conditions in Montana through the wide and free working of special priv leges are rotten. There is a great field for muck raking in Montana. The State. county and municipal gov- I ernuments, with few exceptions, are I at the beck and call of corporate interests. We are livlng in a good state a. far as natural resources and healthful climate are concerned, yet it is only a short time until Montana will be In a- deplorable condition as some of the old graft riddh n eastern states. The entire press of the state, with a few exceptions, are controlled In omn' way or other, subsidized, or dominated by corporate Interests. Some of the papers in the state are supportingsorrn local graft and special privileges. These small local grafters and re cipients of special privileges must de fend the giant corporate Interests that operate in the state or the large corporations will put them out of business. There Is no oher paper in Montana that has fought so openly and with steadfast preslstency against franchise grabbers, and special privileges as the Montana News. No other paper In this state has exposed the frauds and steals that have been attempted thro ughout the entire state such as the Montana News has done. The News has fought the battles of the people and will continue to do so as long as it exists. There is a great work yet to be done, there is an enormous amount of graft, corruption, and steals by cor porations,bribery and vole buying at elections taking place In this state that should be expose.d. The News will take up this work as means at its command will admit. The paper is 1try chelap, only 50 cents a year, the revenue from It is small, and we are not milionalres. or even wealthy, hut the opposite, are in debt. t'onsitderabe money has been spent to keep thei News ali\e, the writer, a working man, has put all he owned into it, aniounting to voer $3,500. and pructiealy lost it. It has taken great pers8onal sacrifices to keep this paper al\ e, lar greatre than any of its reAders imagine. The existellce of this paper has been a Source of worry aild .ileeples nights to those \who were runninlg it, yet the twork must go on, it must live. It is the only pape," In .\ltMutanta that \olt a the interests of thie workers. The.r.e is a great task before us Corp(r orations are in the saddle, public abiuses are ,becoming outrageous. Un less the people wake up and work fur thie Common Good there will come a time in this country when the hor ros of the French Revolution will be but a tempest in a tea-pot to what will take place. The News is attempting to arouse the workers up to the full sense of their citizenship. We are trying to evxpos. coruption In high places. stop franch ise grabs and special privileges and bring about a time when the people of Montana and not the corporate In terests will own Montana If this appeals to you, if you desir, to help us In this cause, you can do so by subscribing for the News and getting as many of your friends Inter ested as Iposile. We will keep up the fight here as long as we can and hope to have your assistance and co-operation. IS NOT WAR MURDER? r War Is Hell! War is necessary' a "Thou shalt not kill:" L To kill is murder, and we are told 11 that a murderer cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven. What a mental chaos results from these. divergent Ideas! How to re concile them puzzles and completely a bewilders; the bewilderment becames dumbfounding when we have the paradoxical situation confronting us of the so-called disciples of the Prince of Pease attached to contending armies, beseeching the Lord of Hosts r to give victory to their side. We boast of our enlightenment. but th," gift of even a small modicum of the sense of humor ought to make us hold with Puck "What fools these mortals be." War is Hell, yet war is necessary; but wherefor? In order that foreign markets can be opened. Delightful operation in which bayonets, bullets and other death dispensers are the Instruments of surgery. Why must foreign markets be found? Because the producers of the commodotie' have been fed, clothed and educated to the point of satiety? No! They who have woven woolens are shiver ing with cold in rags and tatters: They who have builded homes are homeless and penniless! The irony of it! Today Europe staggers beneath a load of- armament and is fast ap Iproaching the stage of the Knight of the Middle Ages, who, clad to armor to protect himself, fell Into a stream and that which was to protect him. because of Its weight became his un doing, and he drowned. So that Shilch Is supposedly for protection will ere long result in Europe's un J.ling as the burden grows heavier year by year and some scheme ef International polle, regulations may he brought into requisition, but any ow.l.estlon for the removal of the root cause will be met with the oh Jection that the time is not ripe for such radical change, and it will nev r ie until those whose destiny-th^ working class of all nations unite and determine that they have suf fered long enough and that those e who derive the benefits from whole sale murder shall enter the strif, but that they, the workers, shall de a cide to do their share to write "Fints" h to Hell, and obey the command: re "Thou shalt r.ot kill." . -Ledger., ernle, B. C. LIVINGSTON CAM PA IGN WATTER GRAFT LIIN.TON i~t''IALIP T'kl.T Ma)yor-t- has 1). Elliot. Trea~urt r-J. T. Taylor Alde rmen First ward-John Lyall Third %%ard-l-nIl Feyder A gr at opurtulIt) is preselnt, , to the .t.Lal;thIts ,t L.i\llgston this .,.ar. Th,' \\.,t, r .llllpalln) Irancht, .'x pird l,.t unlllllr .and the cottractl Ithe cit hI.s Il r Iire protection n\ith tihe watL r <IIpaJ..!n expired n, .lry a .ear agou. Yt the present cit) cun til lare Iljing Illis to the wattl tam puiy onl a contlract that has Ct'.- d to exist alld alloeillng a curporator n to do business that has no Iranchl,. For o\. r tIn )yars both old partile in Livingston htic gone beftor the people 'ith plattorms declaring for municipal uwner-ship of water and light. now hhen an opportunit) pre sents itsll to the people, the city council plays into the hands of the water compnlany. The mayor and ma. ority of tll council seem to be owned body, soul and breeches by the water company. In fact the business of the city appears to be transacted in the office of Joe lwindlehurst, ustock holder of the water company, instead o rn the city hall. Only two republican aldermen have b stood by their party platform and " fought the water company and they received no support from their party ti and the republican daily paper in U Livingston has taken every opportun- h itsyto discredit, and malign them in every thing they do towards oppoaing the water company. The republican party this year again adopts a platform calling for munici pal ownership of water and to be In conslstent nominates a candidate for mayor that has oppoeed munlcipal ownership before and has forored giving franchise grabbers special priv ilegel. The democrats have nominated the I mayor to succeed himself and in fact I the entire ticket of the democrats ap- I pears to be dominated by the water company from top to bottom. A fine state of affairs exists, nearly one fourth of the revenue of the city treasury finds Its way into the trea sury of the water company, yet no relief is found, and if there are no socialists elected to the council this year. in all likelihood the city will be bound by another 20 year contract to the water trust. Slx months ago the Lilingston En-I terprise published an article advocat ing municipal ownership ,f water in Livingston. In this article the Ent, rprise said that when the question w;as submltt (t to the peopll 12 years ag,, to purchase the present plant, the m, rehants and business men voted th. propositon down on the grounds th:,l the Social sets were the advocatens f the meas ure and that now the ,usiness men were sorry for what thi, had done as they now realise that the socialists were the only ones that knew what they were talking alit and were right on the water questlin. We agree with the merchants al , the Enter prise. The Socialists '. re right then and they are still right a,. the subject. The Enterprise has 'cha:nged its tune in the past few months and advocates municipal own r ship .o more. Per haps the Enterprise I:. afraid to may any thing against the "atter monoplY for fear that Murray the chief stock holder of the water company might evict the Enterprise out of the build ing it now occupies. A few months ago a resiolution was pased by the Livingston city council requesting the mayor of Helena to delivier an address in Livingston on municipal ownership. The lecture was not to be a party affair, but straight municipal ownership. The mayor of Livingston was instructed by the council to make arrangements for the lecture, but as nothing has been done it would appear that the water company has got a string on the Liv Ingston mayor to prevent the lecture taking place until after the city election. The State of Montana is dominated by the large corporate interests and the people are beginning to rebel but they find that their kicking availith little. W'hen the large corporations have a fight on their hands against the people they call on thesmall corpor ations to help them and if the small corporations do not go to the assist ance of the big interests, then the big corporations sees to it that the little fellows are put out of business either by liUgation, legislation or competitive measures. The little corporations live only by the grace of the big fellows, in fact they are but little less than subeld lary companies of the large Interests. The people must put these local special privileged corporations out of business by having the people run the business themselves. When they do this the large Interests will have to fight their own battles as they wont be able to call on the little try. When the people have full control of all the water works In this state they will be able to successfully combat the elect ric trust, alias the Standard Oil, that is devouring up the cities of Montana, and reaplng a two thousand per cent profit from lighting and electric pow er in this state. The people of Livingston should rise enmasse and put the Socialists Into office and then the water com pany would have no strings on the cty hall. The Livingston water company is only asessed taxes on a $80,000. val uation. Yet It is reported that the city can't buy the water works for less than $400,000. There must be some thing wrong with the present coun cil when it allows the water company to escape paying its just portion of the taxes. The Soralists of Livingston have an Ideal s.et of candidates before the people. They are well known in Livingston, and need no introduction to our Livingston readers. They are able and qualified to fill the office to which they are nominated, and if elected there will be no one sorry for it. later, unless it he the water com pany. Every Holdalist candidate in Living. ston if elected will see to It that the abuses that the people of Livingston have suffered from the water com a pany for the past twenty years ceases, by having the city owh its own water works system. If the present plant can't be bought at its physical valu ation, then, the Socialist mayor and councilmen will proceed to take ways and means to have the city build and Install a new and better system than the presen plant. Vote the Socialist ticket straight. r Every democrat legislator from c Livington voted for the mllita bill. Shall a Referendua 8e Denxanded Shall the Donahue militia law go to a referendum of the voters? Five per cent of the voters In eleven counties can demand that the present military law passed by the last legis lature be submitted to a vote of the people, and 16 per cent of the voters in 16 counties by demanding a refer endum, can nullify the law until the people of the state by a majority vote decide that they are in favor of the law. If amajority of those voting are opposed to the law, then the militia bil' is killed. If you are in favor of a referendum being demanded write and I.dorm us if you will take a petition and endea vour to secure signatures for a refer end um. Union men are requested to bring this question to the attention of their union and their Trades and Labor Council and endeavour to get their union to apolnt a committee to take charge of petition papers and to sol Icit signatures for a demand for a re. ferendum. The recent le.gislature paid no at tention to the desires and wishes of the people, but only kept their ear open to the demand of corporate interests. and special privileges. If the voters of Montana wil rise up In their might anddemand a referen dum on a few of the laws that were passed for the benefit of the few, then the next legislative assemby In Mont ana wil be a little more careful how they act, regarding the wishes and de mands of the people of this state. It is up to you dear reader whither a referendum is called for or not. We will be pleased to hear from you. Bubcrlbe for the Montana News. SOCIAIST CANDIDATESZ BILLINGS. Mayor.-M. W. Russell HELENA. Aldermen Frst ward-John M. Schopper Second ward-Louis Arnold Third ward-Bernard Leopdld Fourth ward-A. Anderson Fifth ward Henry Clausen Wixth ward-Herman Luehman Seventh ward-John Huseby Fifth ward-Henry Clausen LEWISTOWN. Mayor-C. W. Cooper Treasurer-A. Sharp Police Judge-J. J. Lewis Aldermen First ward-Chris Kner Second ward-Joseph Heaney Third ward-S. E. Wilson LIVINOTON. Mayor-Chau D. Elliot. Treasurer-J. T. Taylor Aldermen First ward-John Lyall Third ward-Emil Feyder Montana News. A special tax is put on the people of Montana, to keep up the Montana state mlltla. The militia tax this year will amount to over $32,000.00 Four yars ago organized labor In Montaa defeated a bill appropriating $5,000. a year for the up keep of the militia, but the Donahue militia law puts a perpetual tax on the peopl3 which wil give a greater amount of money each year to the militia from taxes as the population of the state increases. Under the Donahue law the militia is not dependeant upon future legls latture for appropriations, the tinan cial end is already flked. Subcrlbe for the Montana News. ONWARD, EWRISTIAN 8015O13II. The Anglo-Saxon Christians, with gat ling gun and Sword In serried ranks are pushlng on the gospel of the Lord; On Afria's soil they press the toe in war's terrible scenes, And merrily the hunt goes on through out the Philippines. What though the Boers are Christians; the Philipinos, too! It is a Christian act to shoot a fellow creature through; The bombs with dynamite surcharged their deadly missiles fling, And gaily on their fatal work the dum dum bullets sing. The dead and mangled bodles, the wounded and the sick, Are multiplied on every hand, on every field are thick; "O gracious Lord," the prayer goes up. "to us give victory swift!" The chaplains on opposing sides the same petitions lift. The mahdln and the sirdars along the great Soudan Are learning at the cannon's mouth the brotherhood of man; The holy spirit guldes aloft the shriek ing shot and shell, And Christian people shout with joy at thousands blown to hell. The pulpits bless the victor arms and praise the bloody work. As after an Armenian raid rejoiced the pious Turk; The Christian press applauds the use of bayonet and knife. For how can social order last without The outworn, threadlare precept, to lift the poor and weak. The fallacy that this great earth Is for the saintly meek. Have gone out of fashion; the world is for the strong; That might shall be the lord of right is now the Christian song. Then onward, Christian soldier, thro ugh fields of crimson gore, Behold the trade advantages beyond the open door! The profits on our ledgers outweigh the heathen loss; Set thou the glorious Stars and Stripes above the ancient cross. PLAN OF ACTION FOR IDAHO Casmalg o 9t1s by S. W. Motey. Comrades. greeting: The campaign being over, its returns gathered In, the results announced, the smoke of the battle field about cleared away we should get busy for 1913. What we need, what we must have in every state is alive working organ isation. To effectually bring it aboutt I have proposed the following plan for Idaho, and from present Indica tion I think will be adopted. Let each local get busy and see that the unorgapised territory in its im mediate vicinity is organised where ever enough poclalists can be found to obtain and hold a charter. Next, let each comrade in each local pledge hlmeelf to turn three dollars each year into his local treasury for two years to be used as campaign funds for 1912. To raise this money, my plan is to let each comrade pur at a time. Select books that appeal to the e onomic needs of the people arrong whom we work. Buy said books through the local secretary at wholesale and get them at about five cents each then sell them for ten cents each and in that way the comrade gets his money back and has a dollar left to turn into the local treasury. Do this three times a year and the work is done. Then each local turn one third Vf all money thus raised into the state treasury to enable the state executive committee to commence early cam paign and send good speakers all over the state to carry the messagestoevery person in the state. Let locals retain the remaining two thirds of money thus ralst d to carry on a local litera ture campaign ..nd back up what is do e by state sleakers. If 600 com rades In each state can be induced to take up this method in two years we can elect many of our officers. I am calulating to arrange a speak i g tour of Idaho, to more thoroughlyt organize our forcLs on the lines. It any of the neighbouring intermountaln states wish to adopt the above plan and should desire my services as a speaker to help orwanise on said plait I will be available for dates or a tour about the later part of the winter. Any one desiring to take this up may write me and I will take the matter up with their State Secretary. Address all communications to. S. W. Motley., 119, 9th. Ave. East, TWIN FALLS, Idaho.