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at" me a gnai That I ma bluae away At him whom I eu'r mot betere this day: Tea, e'n at him whose tfe I Hearge ean -e, He afar on, a thousand yards from me. Mad work ye, 'tis for both of us poor tools per me sad him, both of us merely tools. Give him a Au, That he may fire at me It chance he gets. For thatUu et tate degree! Heo's but a blot, a dot upon earth's crust. But now 'tis me or him must bite the dust. Quarrel Not me; e'er met the man before; We're simply tools and tools. I say once more. Arm both of us. That each may shoot at each, At home-hb hqme and mlne-the parsons preach "All men are brothers." That I don't deny, But itf 'ti so. then I would ask you-why We should be faced now, strangers friend and me. Hawvln no quarrel? Cause 'tie tools we be Give me my sight! That's right! 4 0 0 " 0 0 Mate, give me thy hand! At last we understand; OGus, bayonets, swords, cannon and all hell's tools. These no men need when human reason rules Thy home is thine; sacred thy fath. erland, Mine doubly sate, when true to right we stand. HoUell's agents only-Vice. Ambition. Greed Thy toes and mine; from these we'll now be treed! Arthur Layook. UOCIALiWd VICTIMY At Two Harbors. Main., on May 5th last. H. J. Irwlan. who was elected alderman-at-tarse at the sperin eleet ton sa a BocIalist, was expelled from the party for refusing to vote as In structed. He a.o refused to re-sirl from the council so the Local got out a petition to hisrecalL When the Citisens (cltlsens tI the name by which the combined old parties Is ca led) found out that the Sociallits had a petition to recall Irwin. they got out a petition to re call Charles Ease. who was elected alderman from the 4th ward on the Socialist ticket at the last election. Then the Citisens offered to withhold the petition to recall Ease it the So clallts would with hold the petitlton to ecall Irwin. Of course, this the Sociallate refused to do The esult of Tuesday's eaectlon was as follows: Alderman-at-large, A. L. Johnson, SocialIat, 419 votes. H. J. Irwin, Clti sen. 384 votes. Alderman from the 4th ward. Charles Ease, Sociallet 134; Harry Bangerud, Citlsen 70. At the spring election Ere had 22 majority; his majority on Tuesday was 64. The alderman-at-large at last pring's election had majorities of from 10 to 32. Johnson's election by a majority of 136 proves beyond any question of a doubt that the Soo lalists have "made good" in Two Har. bor. As Labor Day is drawing near, and celebrations are taking pace ln camps all ove the state, we desire to call the attention of all Socialists and friends of the News, that we are in posltlon to do all kinds of printing and hope that you will endeavour to direct all Labor Day printing this way. All Profits made on job printing goes to make the Montana News a better paper o fight the battles of the work ing class. Have you signed the petition for the referedam on the Donohue militia Lot every niones sod In a protest to Senators Diaes sad Myeo at eon. hen a thief admits his gilt he oats ree *e to te years Whem " _epiMllt sestas a Me a two he dows 'srssnemuiW 60ed lde* eet and gsets highly eemplmeasto est the efereassa e*m the amlltia Law. Wlal tile People Owni The greatest munielpal fight of the last two decades I. that of the Helena Water works company, versus, the city of Helena. It was a gigantic strUlggle between organised greed on the one side, and the plain people on the other. More than twenty years ago the Helena water octopus secured from an inconslerable an incompe tent city council a twenty.year fran chine; thus, giving the water company the excluilve right of supplying the cittsens of Helena with water. Immediately after the company had obtained a monoply. It directly or In directly, orriginated a movement to sell its entire junk to the city for an outrageous and enormous price, the modest sum of nearly fourteen hun dred thousand dolors ($1,380,000). Helena had one maq about this time who sincerely believed in the municipal ownership of a water sup ply. His name was Prank Edwards. He reasoned that if municipal owner ship was the solution, then why not begin right After considerable study and investigation, Mr. Edwards dem onstrated the indisputable fact that the city of Helena could build and Install a brand new plant for less than one half the price the water octopus demanded for its worn out system Then the real war begun, and for nearly twenty years the contest waged, untl finally Edwards won on every count Spasmodically, while the campaign was in vogue, the Water Company hinted that It would self to the city at various prices, ranging from $1,380, 000 to $560,000 But not until the last gunwas fired did the Water Com pany surrender. When there was no chance for any more litigation that would benefit the Octopus, it offered its entire out-fit for $400,000. Every sensible citien admitted that this price was at least $100,000 too high; but the dear public -that plastic jelly-fish -Jumped at the bait, and voted to purchase the second-hand goods of the Water Com. pany. By the vote of the people the pres. ent water plant is now virtually the property of the city. One of the com plante of the public was that the company did not supp.y' the best kind of water. The Company on the con trary maintained that no water was The Power of the Press By ROBERT HUNTER Have you ever thought of the power of the pres? This thing you have in your hands has cost many a precious life. Battles have been fought that you might read it tonight peacefully oy your fireside It is one of "the rights" won by blood and sacrlifce. It and the ballot are the two most important rights that mankind has arung from tyranny Think of It! This thing you have in your hands-this newspaper. And now ask yourself what use are you making of it? It is one of the greatest powers in the world. It is the hammer of Thor, the sword of Siegfried. With it you can do anything: with. out it you can do nothing. Mark that This is no poetry or fine writing. This is "a terrible God's fact." And what use are you making of this mighty instrument? With this In the hands of just men Injuptice canot ilve. With this in the hands of brave men, tyranny and op presslon can never get a foothold. With this in your hands you have no thing to tear. Your battle against wrong is all but won. But where are YOUR newspapers? Have you them to fight your battles, or is It the enemy that wellds these mighty instruments? And if the enemy only has gret newspapers. I ave not your forefathers, who died to win you this means of emanclpa tion, have they not d4td in vain? Why die to win rights for mankind it mankind will not make use of them when won? "The lnterests" have great news paper-s-ome one or more In every city, town sad hamlet In this grat e mantry, but have the people news papereT This thing you have in your haad is seomthlng of that kind. It is un darted It Is rneod sand out at the toee It shuffles sleeg through ies ehldhod, but, my steno-bHad Mled. It i the premise of everytlkig. Gives mnouishment, it may yet splt rells it may yet beeome the great emaeaipa te w It wabe In a 6117 b-seem.. supplied to the people of Helena but the very best -pure and unadultered. It was charged that the Company used a great deal of swamp water from a pumpng station on Teon Mile. This allegation was denied by the friends of the Water Trust. A few facts will perhaps throw some light upon the kind of water that is being served to the people right now. During the present month (July) the Water Company was pumping con siderable of its supply from the Ten Mile swamp. This water is danger ous to the pubae health because it contains millions upon millions of dis ease germs. The pumping station itself is situated in the middle of a swamp acreage on Ten Mile Creek. It is surrounded with large areas of alkali beds About two thousand feet above it the sewers from the Kessler Brewery empty into the creek; and, still nearer, the entrails from a local slaughter house are dumped into the creek. No wonder there is so much sickness in the city. Much of the dyseptery now prevailing in town can be directly traced to the foul germs pumped into the homes of Helena families On the 12th of July, during t o small fires, the main pipes bursted In three different places when a high pressure of water was turned on. The people of Helena have certainly a white elephant on their hands, and time will prove that the present Mayor wat right when he said that the pur chase of the old Junk of the Water Company would end in failure. If it does then the enemies of municipal ownership will point to Helena, and say "Helena cannot make municipal ownership pay." But what'sthe use! As long as foul water, rusty mains, and disease-breed ing germs can be bought at a Water Company bargain why should the peo pie grumble? The people have always been rob.ied, and they never kick un til it Is too late. This trarsaction of buying an .ld pleat wihen a ie v one could have bten more proflta'ly c,^ structed is like the man nla the Arabian Nights who wanted to trade old Ian. terns for new. But the people are satisified, and as that wise old fellow Shakespere use to say -All's Well That Ends Well? mothered and fathered by hunger parents. It war at birth Attle more than a shriek, ungainly and hideous, yet Luther In his hovel or Lincoln in his cabin was no more. It anything in this world is great, this thing In your hand iLgreat! It is the beginning of a new world power that will one day shape the destinay of man. Its eyes and ears are social eyes and ears. Its voice is a social voice The eyes and ears search throughout the world for what you want to know what you ought to know, and the voice carries to evry part of the world the news. Through this thing, and only through this thing, can you know the truth about country polities and bus nes., about science, industry and art, about freeaom, justice and democrary. Truth, my friend, the truth that shall make you free. You are now fed on lies. You know only what the enemy want you to know, or what escapes from them when they quarrel among themselves By controlling this great Instrument, they control the sources of our na. formation, as John D. Rockefeller controls the sources of oil. and we must buy the kind of product they want to sell and attheirprlce . Think of this thing, more precious. more powerful, more enlightening than all eme, owned by the enemy at least, all but owned by the enemy You have this poor thing In your hands It depends upon you whether it will live or die. It depends upon you whether It will become a great instrument for fightnlg our battles Poor as it is, It is a symbol of that which Is our sole security as a seover eign people. It must be on gaard. It must watch out for us It must report the truth to us. It must warn us of danger, and when need be, end us to action. Will it fall? That is aoonceilvable, for if this things fals, then all else falls. More sgnatures are required for the referendum on the Deamhue MilitU law. Help to get themr. Civillsed mankind is rapidly rousing from a race-eursagd spelt Soon every red-throated cannon on eath will boom no mom-silenced forever The tears of war-robbed widows and war orphaned children and the blood of the world's strong men will cease to stain the earth, and never again on "great" battlefields will foul birds feast on the shattered corpses of youths torn from the trembling em brace of fond mothers and forced to face the storms of lead andsteel-to decide which nation is superior as a fighter. Millta y rlly - Turned Down (Continued from first page.) a militiaman being put in the guard house for refusinag to attend the en campment The name of the militia man could not be learned, but he was brought to Helena one day last week from eastern Montana, by the sheriff of one of the counties in the east end of the State, and turned over to the captain of his company, and forced to do his stunts on the parade ground. The sheriff acted under the Donohue militia law and the farmer taxpayers of the county will have to pay the expenses of the sheriff in tak In a green kid to Helena to attend the militia drills. ALL POWERFUL 18 TIHE DONO. IIRE MILITIA LAW A question has risen during the past week relative to the graft In high places in the state militia. The Donohue militia allows the of ficers to draw the same pay as the regular army officers, while they are on duty. Three militia officers are employes of the state, drawing a regular month. ly salary from the people of the state whether they do a tap or not. These three are Major McGuinness, Captain Reif, and Captain Travis. McGulness is employed in the attorney general's oftice as stenographer, do ing a woman's work and drawing a regular monthly salary from the state, and is by some, called Galen's man Frday. Captain Reif is State Fire Marshall, a new position created by the last legslature to look after insurance cor perations' interests and has a salary of $160. a month. Captain Travis .is an engineer at the State Capitol and draws $125. a month from the state. Am far as we can ascertain, no wages are deducted from state em ployes for time lost by them from their public duties. These three state employes attended the stat encampment of he militia. and received pay from the state for hteir services as militia officers. Now if they receive pay from the state for their regular positions they will be drawing two pay checks for the same time. fiding two positions at the same time. 18 NOT THIS A GRAFT? We hear that McGuinness received $63. for his services at the encami meant 13 is one dollar less than 10 common wage slaves in Montana had deducted from their wages last month for POLL TAX. The common herd have the taxes deducted out of their pay check and a militia officer gets about as much in oune week for bossing scab herders as 14 wage slaves dug up. The human mules of Montana must love to vote the old party ticket, when they stand for such treatment as that. McOulnnness is an understrapper of atorney general Galen, and Galen is one of the worst labor hating officials in the state. At the Good Roads' con vention recently. held in Missoula. Galen in a speech stated that he had apologies to make to organizsed labor for his official acts in extending convkit labor. A year ago when the unions of liel. ena were fighting the use of convict labor at the State Fair, Galen is quoted as making insulting remarks directed at organised labor to the ex tent that he would commit an act oa alqnd EUlggm onau St )u5A,,d sa.wl I "sod .2 puw Atoueop tuqi ueat uolun With such a man boesing the major. it l a afte bet that Galen's bitck man FPriday in time of a strike would not hewltate to order his scab herders to jab the bayonet, or fire the dum dum bsllet Into the carcasses of th strikess. Thes Donohue Militia law mae prowvYes for a chaplin in each regli ment eOf the sab herderos, ain order that the herders may be prepared to fane the te'rorm of hell. The chapltn must be a regularly ordalned preacher of some ehureh of standing in the state ead Is altehd a majr, with a salary the urMe as the majors in the regular army, while he lt on duty. There is a Baptist preacher belong ing to the mlAtia, halling from Bose man, and he atended the encampment, but did not perform any religious ceremonies, as the scab herders were too busy being disciplined in the art of breaking strikes. For some reason or other, the preacher did not draw the saeary of a major but only the pay of a private. It is hard to imagine what reason a preacher can have among a bunch of scab herders, as It Is contrary to the ethics of Christalnity. and that a follower of the lowly Nazarene should devote his time with his fel should devote has time with his fel low creatures in perparing for hel: Instead of turning their steps in the opposite direction, is a puzzle Slgn the demand for the referen dum on the Donohue militia law. The city of Winnipeg has decided to buy the entire plant of the Win lnpeg Electric Ralhway company for the sum of $15.000,000 CONSPIEAC Y of the Money and Land-Owning Kings of the Period of the War of the REVOLUTION EXPOSED IN 'UNITED STATES CONSTI TUTION AND SOCIALISM" BY SILAS HOOD 4 book of 32 pages containing the real truth about our "patriot" forefathers. It has history not found in our hcsool books. These are the articles which recezntly ran in the Social-Democratic Herald and for which there was so large a demand that they had to be printed in book form. Learn who are the real patriots were then and who the traitors are now. Adoption of the United States Constitution was the re sult of a monster conspiracy and every citizen of America should know the truth. Washington t nd Franklin not spared Hamil ton and Hanfcock exposed. White slavery, kidnaping, murder, debtors prisons and podtical trickery, It Contains Reference List for Historical Research in Libraries. Push the sale of this book. It is good propaganda. Single Coy 10c., 45 Copies $1.76 100 Copies 86.00 Postage Prepaid SPECIAL OFFER We will soon start to publish a daily, probably as early as October 1, 1911. The bigger the list of subcribers for our Weekly, the 8oclai-Democratie Herald, the better for our proposed daily. This list w II form the basils of our circulation for thedaily. We are therefore so anxious to increase our number of weekly readers that we will send a copy ofthisbook and the Her aid for five weeks to four different persons, and a copy of the book to you for just one-half the pr ce of the uooks, 25 Cents. Milwaukee Social-Democratic Publishing Company. 528-530 Chestnut Street MILWAUKEE, WIS. HEADQUARTERS FOR UNION PRINTING. GRAHAM A HAZLETT, Publishers. *Comrades and Brother: We desire to call your attention to the printing omice of the Montana News. We do all kinds of printing for labor irganizations, Constitutions, By-Laws, Letter Heads, Envelopes Working Cards, .ll stationary and printed material used by unions. The Montana News is the only paper in the Rocky Mountain states that advocates the right of labor at all times and in all places. Regardless of what the greivences may be we stand by the strikers in the struggle of the union against the corporations. In more than one instance we have turned public opinion in favor of the strikers, and in more than one city and camp have we made the union label respected. The Montana News is supported exclusively by the workers and the profits from Job work of the labor organizations of SMontana, Wyoming. Idaho and Utah. Perhaps your union has not required the asbistance of any paper in times of trouble, but rest assured, should you organization ever become involved in a strike; the Montana News will be found on your side and ready to give all the assistance that press and pen can do to win the strike. A labor press should be built up. and we need your assistance will you send us your order for the printing of your union? Why suppoet print shops whose paper attack you or treat your cause with silence and Indlleemnce when you are involvel In a strike? The capitalists know the power of the press and control the papers accordingly. Should your union require anything in the line of printing give us a chance to bid on same. Ask us for our prices. We may charge higher than scab shops, but we pay all ex press charges on packages sent out. Remember we are the headquarters for Union Printing In the Northwest and the shop that hi.s made the Union Label respected. No work leaves our shop that does not bear the UnVso Label. None but Union men employed. Hoping to be favored by the patronage and support of your MONTANA NUWU "REPUBLICAN PARTY CORRUP"'. Senator Bourne, of Oregon, Ia tell ing tales out of school. In a letter to a fellw republican, one named Charles II Russell, of New York City, Bourne writes: "The republican party machinery a' composed of a few Individuals, who hy methods web., known to you. even if yo, will not admit It. perpetauate themselves In party control, dictating elections of delegates to national con. ventions, making that body mlsrepre srntative of popular will and subor dinating general welfare to selfish Interests." Of course, Bourne has hopes for teh republican party. He has the notion that some day that party will adpot the initiative and re.f r'ndum and thus the "bosses" will be wiped out. HIow ever, he does not show how the party bosses are going to adopt his Ideas and legislate themselves out of power. If you are opposed to the State Scab Herding law, sign the demand for a referendum on the same.