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State Officials Defends
White Slaver,
The people of Montana are not gen
erally aware that two State officials
have been giving their support and
assistance t, a white slaver
Three years ago Hyomi Matsumura
a Jap, was convicted on a charge of
Importing Japanese women for Im
moral purposes, and sentenced to
three years in the penitentiary at Deer
Matsumura married in Japan. and
brought his wife to the United States,
also bringing along with him, his
wife's sister and another young girl.
The three women were to start in an
embroidery business and to make
money in this country.
Matsumura wanted to get rich quick
and upon their arrival in this country,.
he put the women into houses of pros
titutiol. The immigration officials
located the girls, the youngest being in
a dive in Spokane.
The Jap girls were sent back, dis
eased and broken in health, to their
homes in their native land. After
their arrival in Japan the youngest
girl with her life blighted with disease
committed suicide.
The immigration oflcials succeeded
in arresting Hyomi Matsumura and
and convicting him in the Federas
Court in Helena on a charge of Im.
porting Japanese women for immor
al uurnoses.
The laws of this country are that
any alien convicted of white slavery,
upon completing his sentence shall b'
deported, and to carry out this law, a
Unites States deputy marshall visited
Deer Lodge some months ago to take
charge of Mataumura and send him
back to Japan.
The story as told to the Montana
News is to the effect, that while ser
ving his sentence In the penitentiarY.
IHyomi Matsumura became the chief
cook and dish washer in the family
household of Conley.
When the deputy marshall went to
Deer Lodge to get the Jap, Warden
Conley raised all kinds of objections
to giving up the prisoner. claiming'
that Hyoml had served his sentence
and was a free man, but the deputy
marshall could not be bluffed or bulL
dosed and brought his man to Helena.
Conley immediately gets his old pal,
attorney general Galen lined up, and
proceedings were started in the courts
inHelena on a habeas corpus case,
in an attempt to get the white slaver
his i.berty.-which may have result
ed in more women being imported
from Japan.
The case was heard in the Federal
Court in Helena, and the firm of Gal.
en and Mettler doing the pleading for
the degenerate white slaver from the
Orient The judge ruled against the
white slaver Hyoml and Galen carries
the case up to the Court of Appeals
in San Francisco.
In the mean time white slaver
Ilyoml was released on ball, Warden
Conley of the Montana State prison,
drawing a salary of $3,000 a year from
the State, going good on the white
0God Record at
(Cont!nued from Page 1.)
Panama urging him to do something
for an engineer who had been rail
roaded to jail. This workingman was
convicted of involuntary manslaugh
ter as a result of an unavoidable
accident on the road he had been em
According to alt reports the worker,
Matthew H. Lough was Illegally Im
prisoned. Berger has taken up the
matter with the President, who has
promised to have the Department of
Justice look into this case.
Workers of the Southern States are
up against the proposition of having
their bread and butter taken away by
Mexican peons who have been import
ed Into this country in violation of the
alien contract labor law. They have
written Berger and the Socialist
Representative has taken up their
complaint with the Bureau of Immi
A few days ago Berger wrote to
Postmaster General Hitchcock to Is
sue a general order permitting letter
carters to do their work-n this ot
weather without wearing their heavy
uniform coats.
Then Berger has taken a deep in
terest in the conditions of the em
ployes of the Postoffice department
generally. He has pledged his sup
port to the Lloyd bill giving Govern
ment employee the rights of free
speech and petition direct to Congress.
He Intends to take up this question
at an early date, both In the commit.
slaver's bond and it is rumored around
the streets in Helena that Galen
went Jointly with Conley on the Jap's
bond, and the Jap returned to Deer
Lodge to fill his old position as chief
cook and dish washer in Castle Conley.
The Court of Appeal heard the ap
peal of Hyoml, and upheld the lower
court and turned Warden Conley and
attorney general Galen down, by de
ciding that the Jap being a white
slaver had to be deported
No time seemed to be lost In In
forming Hyomi that thecourt had de
cided against him, for he immediately
takes a hike from the penitentiary
in Deer Lodge, nobody seeing him go,
and no blood hounds put on his trail.
as is usually done when prisoners
The deportment of the Jap was of
greater consequence to the immigrat
ion officials than the coin of Conley or
Galen. so the Jap was located at Idaho
Falls. ten days after he escaped from
Deer Lodge. and was returned to
IHelena by the U. 8. deputy marshall
to await deportation.
What a spectable, two officlar. of
the state, helping a white slaver to
evade the law, one in charge of the
state prison and the other in the high
est office in the state to enforce the
legal fulfilling of the law.
These two officials doing all In their
power to help a degenerate of the
lowest type to remain in our midst.
Two officials making their lvling off
the state, assisting Hyomi Matsumura,
a white slaver, who had wrecked the
lifes of three women in order that he
could get rich quick, a beast sunken
so low in degradation that he would
tread on the virtue of his own mother
if it would give him a little easy
money. Yet such a vile wretch is pet.
ted and cared for by those in high
While in the jail in Helena, Hyomi
told a newspaper reporter that he did
not intend doing any thing that would
hurt Coniy. but he thought that Con
ley waned him to escape.
Conley and Galen may say that
they felt sorry for the white slaver,
as the relatives of the women whose
lives he wrecked will kill Hyoml when
he arrives in Japan. But, we know
that there is an international society
organised by the white slavers to
protect each other, if any member is
arrested for importing women, and
this society works everywhere hiring
lawyers, to defend white slavers, and
supplying the bond money to ball
white slavers out of jail. Perhaps
('onley and Galen defended the Jap
for fr~lllship sake We are Inclined
to believe the Jap's story that Conley
wanted him to escape. We ..n't u.t
derstand why officials of the state
feel so much friendship for a convict
that they will put up $1,000 for his
release and fight the case in the
courts for him. Who knows but that
some organization that defends white
slavers was interested in Hyoml
tee room and on the floor of the
The Socialist Representative's mail
Is so heavy and contains so many
requests and favors that he was com
pelled to have besides his secretary
two stencgraphers. Thus four people
handle the heavy correspondence of
the Socialist Congressional office
Berger's time is also consumed In
part by giving out special Interviews
on pubdec questions to correspondents
of the daily press. Also occasionally
addressing McNamara and other lab
or meetings In big industrial centers.
There is abundant proof that a large
part of the world today is not decentay
housed, fed or clothed But this is not
the worst. Poverty, prostitution, di.
vorce and discontent are increasing.
Do you doubt the facts? Then In
by John Kenneth Turner tells the
Truth about Dias and his American
capitalist partners which until now
has been suppressed. It tells how men
women and even children are bought
and sold, worked to death, starved to
death, beaten to death, all for the
sake of PROFITS. This book will
help you to understand the news of
the Mexican Revolution, which eoen
capitalist papers are beginning to
print. It you cannot afford the priek
ask for it at the nearest public Ilbrary
and urge others to do the same umtil
the library buys it. Eztra.4lM
340 pages, besides twenty-five eagrav
ings from photogrrpha Prioe, $1.56
Scab Herdera'
The Montana 8cab HerLdeg alla
the MUlitia, wil hold as emeaUnp
meat at Fort Harrison along with th.
soldiers of the regular army durinp:
the month of July.
The art of war will be praetised.
and target practise is to be se tof th
main features, with squad tirilg.
Dummies will be made of straw t,
represent human beings and laid oi
the ground, a thousand yards fronm
the tin soldiers, the scab herders will
deploy, and be given the order to ad
vance at the double quick, drop to the
ground and fire at the dummies repre
seanting human beings, then spring to
their let, run another hundred yards.
drop and fire again. This is done to
help take the chicken heartedhees out
of the tin soldiers, and prepare them
for murdering.
The privates will draw $1.50 a day
from the state, and the officers the
same pay as the officers of the regular
army, as per provisions made for
same in the Donohue Militia law. The
taxpayers foot the bill $32,000 being
the amount of extra taxes to be as
seased against the Montana tazpayer!
this year to pay the expenses of giving
the Montana Scab Herders an outing.
How do you like it. you wage slav.
that has had 84.00 taxes deducted out
of your wages last pay day?
Sign the petitions for the referen
dum on the Donohue Militia law.
The result of the primary election
in Miasmola last monday for commls.
stoners under the Commlsloin Perm of
Government. gives the Sociallsts a
victory of one candidate to go on
the ballot for the second or final
election. Six candidates go on the
final ballot, and three are to be elect
ed, and John W. Reely, ocialMt. is
one of the six that goes on the final
John W. Reely is a loealist of
many years standing and Is well
posted on the Socialiset philsophy and
understands the labor problem thor
oughly. is a man of high sernse of hon
or, and sterling Integrity and force
of character, he understands the needs
of the common people of Misoula.
and above all has a good supply of
common horse sense and it is to be
hoped that the people of Messoula will
elect him by an overwhelming sjr
Ity to be one of their first commls
sioners. Missoula has long been dom
inated by corporation and special In
terests, and the entry of a Socialist
into the executive council of the city
will mean much to the working people
of Missoula.
The Eavagas of Caliornia
(Continued from first page.)
out and the dally papres made a
spread on it only to put the lid on the
neat day. The man was allowed to
get the money together and pay It
back into the city treasury and resign.
A number of officials are either un
der arrest or under investigation on
a number of charges One member
of the fire commission has resigned
while the grand jury is investigating
his case. A member of the pollee
commission is under grave suspicion.
A patrolman of the "purity squad"
who is under arrest and who has con.
fessed to taking bribes from men and
women of the "tenderloin" has con
fessed and It is believed a number
of the "good government" officials
will be involved If not actually in
(By National Socialist Press.)
Washington, June 21-President
Taft has ordered the department of
Justice to investigate the case of eng
lneer Lough who has been railroaded
to a jail In the Panama Canal Zone
because of an unavoidable accident
on the road of which he was an em
ploye. The attention of the president
to this unjust imprisonment was catled
by Socialist Representative Berger.
Soeretary Hllles has advised Berger
that the statement on the Lough
oase submitted by the boolalist mem
ber of congress "by the direction of
the president has been referred to the
attorney general for consideration to
connection with other papers in this
oase which have recently been sent
In the meantime Lough is servtag
his sentenee, compelled to associate
with some of the worst criminal
types of the isthmus. All the efforts
of his fellow workers to liberat. him
have so far proved unsucceessul.
According to the many letters re
solved by Berger this workingman had
ben Jailed on the testimony of a petty
ofneia K Ihe ly mmmu .eid .~
Lough's trial. t sema, was eoe
more breai hea. a e eae"asoa
workers la this *mutry.
ยป T.BMlr LMR A51D.
"W. W- Dnrrr who was a easddate
for oommheloaer of Missoula was
overwhelmiasgi defteted at the prim
ary electlUo hEd last moaday. The
railroad men gemrally voting IMUdly
against errty, owtin to his conduct
in the last Isslkatare, by failing to vote
on the Donehue scab herdtin law.
A circular was distrtbuted in Mis
soula boosting Berry, the citrular was
signed by a high otfilei aIn the office
of the Dlv.eton Superlateadent of the
Nother. Pacifle Railway at Missoula.
and urged railroad men generally to
vote for Brry, but, the railroad men
of lMisoula have wlaed up In the past
few weeks, and totheir credit they
have fined one manpolitically for his
offcital acts on the Donohue militia
The poiltical game iL all up with
Berry. he has joined the lame duck
colony, and thus perish all straddle
College Teaches
Scab Hording
(By National Socalist Pree.)
Washlngton, D. C.--Officers of the
regular army and the militia of the
several states are being urged by the
National Guard Magasine to become
acquainted with the laws and custom
governing, strike service.
Thise is "lrst Time"
This is the first time that the mili
tary Journals have published any lntl.
mation that soldiers are expected to
"suppress riots."
It was their custom to belittle riot
duty by declaring that such service
was incidental and unusual.
The following from this leading
military periodical shows for what the
militia is preparing:
"A distasteful duty ls service at
riots. But some of the repugnance
of It, some of the dangers of it, some
of the complications arising from it.
may be avoided, If you are familiar
with Bargar's 'Law and Customs of
Riot Duty.'
"Why? Because In the study of the
trying service in times of riot Barger's
work outlinee each practical detal,.
and not only indicatee the duties of
the military sad civil ofloerns but
show's how these duties should be
performed and furnishes practical
forms that may be used as guiden.
Work sit Usesd
"The army war college and tbeser.
vice schools are urging this work to
splendid advantage. A number of the
states make It an article of Issue."
The war college referred to is locat
ed here n Washingulton It is a unt
versity for murder. There officers
of the regular army are tapght all the
tricks of warfare, especially the mill
tary strength of foreign nations.
That the war college is teaching re
gular army officers how to beat strik
ing workers Into submission was not
known until the publication of the
fore going article in the Nations
Riot duty, rather strike-breaking
is now admitted as an important
branch of modern mldtarlsm, since it
has been recognised by the foremost
military school in the country.
By C. M. Sweet.
There is a man in our midst who
by many is Idolised and honored. He
Is the milltlaman. He I goingl to
fight for his country. How much of
it does he own?
Whose rights does this mlitlaman
defend-Is he not always defending
pdoperty agalinst human rights? Is
he not really the servant of "the In
teremts," the corporation?
In what case has the "military
worklngman" defended the Interests
of the working class? Does not the
military workingnman really fight
agalast his own class when he helps
break a strike for better working con
Then why should he not be oonmld
ered a traitor to his clms--a military
By John M. Work.
In a previous article I pointed eut
that It is one of our great tase to
break down and deeroy the esonomle
eeeservatlsm In the minds of the pee.
pe, m* that their mlnds will beeome
ripe for Seedlinm.
We are doing It very fast.
In the past ten years we have been
abte to see this conervatim,. this
d.wpear beae er eye
W hs W 4emred at leat halt
it n them tea yWear.s do not mean
that halt the people have osme to
the point wheo they vote the odolal
let ticket; but at least half the pre
Jade.. has disappeared.
In other words, the people of the
United States have swung at least
halt way over to Socialism In the past
tea years
In a few more years the rest of the
prejudice wile disappear and they will
swing the rest of the way.
Then their minds will be ripe for
And we will then have Socialism.
But. do not think the task of bat
tering down the remalader of this
prejudice is golng to be easy.
Recent events have been inspiring.
We should make the most of them.
But, do not allow yourself to be
tooled into believing that our troubles
are over. Do not Imbibe the idea that
the path from here to the co-operative
commonwealth Is a smooth and gentle
It you do, you will find yourself
terribly mistaken.
On the contrary, there are mount
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to peetrnte, rivers to foir, and wUld
beasts to vesrra bstere the goal
46s be reaehed
We shal as plenty of reverses be
tore our final viotory.
And when the reverses come, the
tfant-hearted will sneak to cover as
useal and leave the old gaurd to
fight the battles.
But the old guard costantly In
Oreases in numbers.
The battles will be fought. All
obstacles wil be overlcome. The goal
will be reached.
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