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0 a Lord, let us live In wealth's content And Pea"e, Lord, we are by Thy mercy seat To rul3 mankind and make our Rent Inorease. The birds that haunt the moors and hills, The fslah that swim in streams and rill, The beasts that roam as Nature wills, SWe own. C E'en, Lord, the minerals that lio, Beneath the Earth's periphery. Belong to us! Thou knowest why Alone. p Lord, on the ragged rabble frown; L For they Are toes to Us, the hurch and Crown, So bare Thine arm and grind them down To C(lay NItEE3IDVM. NOT'IU The demand for a referdum on the ( Donohue Militia law is still in doubt l Petitions containing ignatures of over 15 per cent of the voters in the 4 county have been filed with the Secre. tary of State. from the following counties. Deer Lodge, Jefferson, Lewis and Clark, Missoula, Park, Powead, Ravalli, and Sliver Bow. Mignatures from 16 per cent of the voters in 16 coatlee are .ecenry to make the law inoperative pending the referendum. Signatures of five per cent of the voters in three more countles must be secured before the law can go to a vote of the people. 258 more signatures are needed In Cascade county, and 208 more signa tures in Carbon county and these two counties can be added to the list of counties demanding the referendum. All petitions should be filed with the County Clerk and Recorder not later than August )2. It is to be hoped that those iater ested in securlng signatures will be come more active during the next ten days and get the required number of signatures. SHALL WE AGITATE ORI OLD AGE PZNSIONS. By W. R. Shier. What is your local golng to do In regard to Berger's Old Age Pension bill? Is it going to pass resolutions in its behalf for transmission to congress men, to the daily pepers. to the labor amnions, and to numerous other orgaal sations? Is It going to distribute special leaf lets explaining this great humanitar Ian measure ? Is It going to hold great mass meet Ings to stir up pubic opinion In its behalf? What think you? Do you not think that a great nation wide agitation will do more than anything else break down pre. Judice against the Socialist move ment? Do you not think that die seminating a knawledge of this bill -o Y" ofto,~ wwl~:t, L~~~ WesTas~~b mE be" or . - em -ot I ·Iir MLiEEC~ LYC r a1kr a rrr, aAyMluý ~ up-i I M *'ea PUT SEISAI ILL" (10U v . the a r oD rs . M Oar .;;ý rr bIw r fe -S . r~rý *arrý wa_ _~ i~i~'ANY, py · uo, I L. will oonvince people more than say other one thing that Socialists merit uapport at the polls? Do you not think that there is even reater propaganda value in Berger's iod age pension scheme than Berger's Reciprocity speech? Do you not think that this bi.¶ Mhould be purchaded In large numbers and mailed under the government franklng privilege, to every voter In the land? Do you not think that all the machinery of agitation that the So etalist party has set in motion to save McNamara should also be set in motion to save the veterans of indus try from dishonorable old age? Do you not think that the Socialist party would do well to Invite the Labor Unions, the Woman's Suffrage League, the Singe, Tax Associations and other radical bodies to co-operate with It In making Old Age Pensions a great national issue? Do you not think that the whole country should be apprised of the fact that thlis a Socialist measure, introduced by a Socialist represent ative, and backed by the Socialist party, before the republicans and democrats realise the advisability of stealinl our thunder? In England the working class politl. cat movement is stagnant because the Liberal party has stolen a march on the Socialist by enacting great Bocial Reforms. If the Labor party had introduced a liberal old age pension scheme into the British House of Commolns five years ago, and conducted an active agitation In its behalf, it would have a more promising outlook than it has to-day. It is not sufficient to nail a beauti ful plank into the party platform, and say nothing more about it. That makes no impreelon on the public mind. The pank should ge torn up now and asgain, brandished dexterous ly in the air brought down with a resounding smack upon the public pate and made as live as a buss-saw. nLt Us Get Besy. So let us initiate a nation wide agi tation in behalf of old age pensions. Let the National Executive Commit tee, the State Executive Committees and local campaign committees swing immedlaely into line. Let us pass resolutions, hold mass meetings and put out such special leaflets. Let us get up petitions, circulate the unions and write leters to the press. Let us send copies of the bill itself to every voter In our respective con. stituencles. Let our comrades in the various state legislatures and municipal coun clis seek to get thooe bodies to memo' stile conres in Lts behalf. Let our public speakers dwell on this subject at all their meetings. Let our Socialist writerS discuss the subject frequently in their articles. Let us use every agency at our com mand to make political capital out of this measure and hasten the day when the workers of America will be as sured a comfortable old age. Will you comrade reader, bring this matter up at the next meeting of your local ? Subscribe for the Montana News, the paper of the working class. British Strikers Win Victory. London, Aug. 20-The great rJl wRY strike has been called off, the men winning a complete victory, so tar, St any rate, as their demands for iR. creased pay and working conditions have been conceded. This result of the goveralleat. which felt the position was Impoglble agreeing to allow the public at large to be fleeced by promising to intro duce legislation to allow the railroads to Increase their fixed charge. The men are ordered to return to work, and the soldiers to their bar racks at Aldershot and other quarters. The end of the strike came more dramatically In Its suddenness than did the declaration of thee trike. %ni tne aeviaraiInon u1 ll'S II To the very moment of the official announcement of a settlement the course of the negotiations was kept an absolute secret. Even the most optimistic thought that Suday, with its meetings, would pass before a set tlement could be readhed. There seems little doubt that the pressure of public opinion, without any special regard to the rights or wrongs of either side, but honestly shocked at the situation so forced the government's hands. The companies apparently realised that they were in a Frank ltein situation.. They had become alarmed at the monstrous situation they had created, while the position of the. "democratic government," whose peaceful profession and bloody actions are now historic, obviously was fast becoming impossible. After its Postmaster General had humbly asked permit of Ben Tillet and Tom Mann, of the Strike Com mittee, for the safe conduct of his majesty's malls, this government was obliged by the Interests of the people at large to overawe the people it spec ially professes to consider by a display and use of force Its bribe to the companies to come to terms obviously was the promilse to recommend to Parliament to con sent to the companies Increasing their fixed charges at the expense of that portion of the public whose lack of combination and cohesion causes them to be least considered by the govern ment of which they have been angry but impotent victimn. iftteenm 'o1 ud Women Wih. Fifteen thousand women factory strikers, most of whom have been out for weeks, today won their strike. Most of the firms involved granted increased waged and recognition of the union. The condition of the women strikers I were pitiful. Their leader. mary Mac t Arthur, deceaired that most of them were facing starvation, but that they held out heroically to the last. C "It's a step away from the bread c line, that is all." said the leader today. ' "Our women fought a glorious fight. With empty stomachs and famished children, they never wavered, and now with recognition of the union for the I first time, we expect to accomplish working conditions and better wages. great improvements in the way of I This victory ia but the first step In our fight to live." Sympathy Is With Strikers. The demoralisation of the mail service caused the postoffice depart. ment today seriously to consider numerous offers of aeroplanlsts to de drer the mails. The newspapers admit that the labor leaders have made good their prediction that they would tie sp transportation everywhere in the United Kingdom. Sympathy seems generally to be with the men whose pay as a clasis pitiful inadequate The London Times today caid: "It I a mistake to minimize the gravity of the situation, which is far more serious than anything that has previously occured In the history of industrial troubles in this country. LomAdo Tube Men Strike. All traffic through the city and South London tube was suspended to day as a result of the strike of the car men and hoist men This artery connects the city proper with South London across the Thames The wan pension of traffic through this tube city Reports from Northumberland state caused serious delay to business In the thrown out of work by the closing of the plants. A motor bus got beyond control of the driver and crashed into the middle of a company of soldiers marching to do guard duty at one of the railway stations. Several of the men were so badly hurt they had to be sent to the hospital. Reports from Birmingham, Man. Ichester, Sheffield and Leeds say that many mills and colllerles have shut down on account of the strike. It is feared that tonight 75,000 miners will have been thrown out of work. The average wage of the 450,000 men employed by the railways is $4. a week. They demand Increases averaging 60 centa a week. They also ask for changes in working conditions. The main hiue and the direct cause of thee trlke, however, is the question of direct recognition or the unions. What do You Think of This? A year ago a gang of convicts were taken from the pEnitentiary to the State Fair grounds near liI.lna, and wre to be used in buiIling a boule yard from the fair grIIounds to the city of Helena. and at sub-way under the tracks of the Gr:at Nthern and ,Northern Pacific rallwi.ys. The Montana N. w- took up the light against Convict li.,h,r and the unions o Helena Ilk. \a ý, lined up In protest. A joint committtee c·mlposed of representatives of th. Silver Bow Trades and Labor Assmniliy and the Helena Trades and I..l,..r Assembly interviewed the Prison lhtard, which is composed of the Governor, Attorney (1eneral and Secretary of State, and discussed the subject of convicts com. petiting with free free labor. The conference between the Prison Board and the representatlves of or ganised labor resulted in the with drawal of the convicts from the State Fair grounds, but not before organized labor threatened to put the State Fair on the unfair list. Harry Pickett, President of the Helena Commercial Club, appeared before a meeting of the Helena Trades and Labor Assembly, and pleaded with the union men to allow the convicts to work, and stated that if the con victs did not do the work. It would not be done as the taxpayers could not afford to pay the cost. Ome Year Later. Today a large force of men are em ployed at union wages, making a road from the city to the fair grounds and building the sub-way under the rail road tracks. A street car line is being laid through the sub.way and along the boulevard, conecting the fair grounds with city and the expense of building the sub-way is paid by the Northern tPacific, Great Northern, and Helena Street Railways jointly, and the grad ing on the Boulevard is being done by the Helena Street railway, and the city ,county or state are not contribut e Ing one cent to the cost of bultding this road It is quiet evident now, although it was not a year ago that it was the corporations that were anxious to get i convict labor to build the Boulevard and sub-way, thereby getting the work done for nothing, and all that the stret Srailway would have had to do was to r have laid the rails without any ex * pense of grading It was a smooth piece of work that the corporate interests and their tools. tried to work through. An extension of the street railway to the fair grounds was contemplated a year ago by the street railway com pany but it was kept silent, with the hopes that convicts would be used 'n the work of grading the road, and a year ago the sentiment was created that the taxpayers could not afford to build the road, and if convicts did not do the work it never would be done. Today the work Ia being done and a large force of men given employ ment. who otherwise would be out of work or have displaced some other men out of a Job. Mr. Wageworker. when you hear some wise guy and representative of some corporation advocating convict labor and giving as an excuse for the same that the taxpayers cannot afford to pay for the work, and that if con. vict labor is not used the work will never be done, Just tell the wise guy. or corporation flunkey the story of the building of the sub-way Boulevard from the State Fair grounds to the city of Helena. Remember. Attarney General Galen was the man who sent a telegram to the warden of the penitenlary a year ago ordering him to bring the convicts to Helena, and that the cost of build Ing the Boulevard and sub-way by convict labor was estimated to cost $40,000 which was to be paid by the State. Lewis and Clark county and the city of Helena. What do you think of this? After committing some ordinary piece of thievery, it is a customary thing for a capitalist to have a law passed making that outrageous act 1esL Ias Angeles Labor War. (Continued from page one.) with the Hall of Justice where the trial will be held. It is apparent from this that the public Ia not wanted at the trial and that the prosecution prefers for the people to get their knowledge of the trial from the press upon which they can rely to tell the story from the capitalistic standpoint. The factory system, with Its com plex machinery and minute division of labor, is rapidly destroying all vestiges of lndividual production in manu facture. Modern production is al ready very largely a collective and 1sclal process The great trusts and monoplies whi-h have sprung, up in recent years have organized the work and management of the principal in. dustries on a national scale, and have fitted them for collective use and op eratUon CON SPIRI C 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 A book of 32 pages containing the real truth about our "patriot" forefathers. It has history not found In our hosool books. These are the articles which recently 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 und Franklin not spared Hamil ton and Hancock 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 lbc, 25 Copies $3.75 100 Copies $6.00 Poetage Prepaid SPECIAL OFFER We will soon start to pubUsh a daily, probably as early as October 1, 1911. The bigger the list of suberlbers for our Weekly, the lociat-Democratie Herald, the better for our proposed dally. This list w II form the basil of our circulation for thedally. We are therefore so anxloas 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 books, 25 Cents. Illwaukee Social-Democratic jIPublishlng Company 528-530 Chestnut Street MILWAUKEE, WIS. HEADQUARTERS IOR UNION PRINTING. Comrades and Brother: We desire to call your attention to the printing oce of the Montana News. We do all kinds of printing for labor ganrrniations, Constitutions, By-Laws, Letter Heads, Envelopes Working Cards, all stationary and printed material used b anlons. The Montana News is the only paper in the Rocky Mountain states that advocates the right of labor at all times and in al places. Regardless of what the greivences may be we by the strikers in the struggle of the union against th corporations. In more than one instance we have turne public opinion In favor of the strikers, and in more than on 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 Montana, Wyoming, Idaho and Utah. Perhaps your union has not required the assistance 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 support print shops whose paper attack you or treat your mtuse with silence and Indiffrence 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 has made the Union Label respected. No work leaves our shop that does not bear the Union Label. None but Union men employed. Hoping to be favored by the patronage and support of your union. rasternally, MONTANA NEWS WAR-WHAT FOR? Is a hand some. gold-stamped, high-grade cloth. bound, double-backed book, printed is easy, open type on high quality paper, dz5 inches in siae. The book contalns 325 pages; 12 chapters; 13 intensely Interesting full-plge pletures (three powerful half-tones); several literary photographs of hell; trenchant discus slon of every phase of war, militarlsm, and soelal struggle; more than a dos. en strong passages for school and en tertainment declamations; over 300 citations and quotations from author. Itles; bibliography; numerous suggest ions for promoting the propaganda against war and capitalism; an abun dance of material for lectures on war, mliltarism, the class struggle, capital ism, socialism, and the history of the working class. A book of this size, stock, binding, and richness of Illus tration is usually sold at $1.50 to 8.00 Can be had from the Montana News for $1 20 postpaid. If you are opposed to the State Scab Herding law, sign the demand for a referendum on the same.