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speak weUly to the so leaddsed.
And doaUt eelala a itt,
Or else hll take thi na estate
Ld g" abroad with tL.
De desont to the railroad hang.
Nor rail agaiast his ars.
Or else he'll takt e his rights of wa
And esport them tfrom M
Approach the upright banker man
With words of milk and honey,
Or eldm, L righterous aget he'll
Retum t ttake yeor moser.
Plem let the trust magnate alone
Nor seek to regulate,
Or else he'll take his truM tar off
Unto aaother state.
And jo the laIant lndustry
Contribute all you can.
Or eles they'd take It Ia their arms
And run It In Japan.
"T/ thus the critters threaten us,
Our murmere to dispel.
bo patriotism only works
When thlngs are going well.
-E. O. Jones, In "Modern Magauine."
Allempine to
Coerce atnorney.
(Ceatlmue from page emo.)
Two of Otls employees opened as
"employment bureau" sad attahoed to
It '"pubUoity deprtme." WithiL
34 houar after the offtle had been
opemod advertlm.mOW begam to ap
pear It easterrn daly papers asking for
100 workers ILa Sutherm Callfermia
with a promise of $4 a day. The ed
vertisememts snate there to a seareity
of laborers her sad the wages are
good. The truth ls labor is belng
done by Hladooe, Japanee. sad Mez
lsa peosm. A skhiled labor trade
are erowdod sad there are always a
large number of uaem.myed and
starving men Il Los Aageles and all
parts of CalifornI.
Thies I the old game to flood Cal.
tIorl.a with umemployed men sad
break down the unlon sad ea-se
waes to go down to the embesatence
All abor papers shoId make dl.
play Sodem of this sad Union moe
aa shl.dM do what they sam to et
the bing advertismeoats dsMeredalted
in the dally papers. Man workers
aoll everything t.o haveo get a
Itkot to California. leaving their
amilies destitute, hoping to get the
high wages promised sad reunte their
families. This has o.mue more
subldes, murder and crime than any
one dastardly act of the labor-hatin
org.alatlons Ir Califoeria.
Immediately two men to lay large
else swor pipe
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Byr ugene V. Debe.
The coaventloa of 1181, held l l. I.
ladelphia, which framed the Coanstl
taiol of the United Ilates sad adopt.
ed that instrument on leptember 17th
of that year, consisted eoelusively of
what Hamilton, one of Its dominating
spirit, called "the wealthy, the well
born and the great." There was no
worktagmua present to degrade Its
counietls. abor was held in contempt,
unft to have a seat among the arlato
crats who composed that body and
controlled Its deliberatdona
Neither was there a woman among
the delegate to ruffle the dignity of
the grave and revrend "fathers of
the constitutioa." It was a place for
the wine and mighty, and. for pow
dered wigs, velet kneebreechee. silk
stockling uad silver shoe-buckles.
The democrati spirit so defiantly
expremed in the declaration of Inde
pendence, and which had sustalned
the patriots during the dark days of
the revolutionary war had largely sub
sided, and notMng was further from
the purpose of the delegates than that
the government they had met to es
tablish. should be controlled by the
The constitution Itself furaLhe eat
Sflene evidence of that a et. It to
not In any sense a demoeratie nstru
meat but in every isea a deal at
The Declaration of Independense
had been democratic uad revolution
ary; the constitution, however. was
autocrati cad reactionary.
Only six of the fity-gla glmeru of
the Declaration had a hand In fram
Ihg the constitutioa. Patrick Heary,
Thomas Payne. Thomas lefferso sad
lamuel Adams were not In the con
vention. Jeersen bitterly oppoed
the constLtuUon as finally adopted and
Henry openly denounced It.
Weeoodrew Wss was right Is de
claring that the government was e
tabsshod "upon the Inlitative sad prl
martly in the Interest of the mnreat
ie wealthy elases" sad that "It had
I been urged to adoption by a minority,
under the concerted sad aggreslive
leadership of able men representing
a rullng oans"-ead he struck the
keynote of the eeostltution when he
Isaid that he conventionl that frame
It was backed "y thd cenee s se
Sty of manalW bIsem
SThere to at the sightes doubt that
t the ooastlntln estabusMhLd the rule
I of property; that it was imposed upon
e upon te peple by the minority rid
SIng class of a century sad a quarter
r ago for the express purpos of keep
s Ing the giropertkes majority In slavish
r urdotion while at the game time as
Ssurtnag them that under it benign
~ provislons the peoplo were to be ree
to govern themselves
A democracy In name and forml a
a despotism in substance and tIact
And this stupendous delusion has
not yet lost Its magic power upon the
peope,. a great majority of whom still
believe.. In their mental childhood
that the "constitution of the fathers"
estabished democratli rule and that
we are a free and self-governitg peo
rrWAb..J our aw ouameat all that
.. w. . ue. **u. u.ULetUIs uoam otr the
uunassi.WIU as an "inspired laUwt*I
meari" that it embodies all tibe wL
dom and statesmaashlp of the age In
..nun it was wrkittn, Lhe tact stll
remains that it Is now antiquated and
outgrown and utterly unsuited to the
conditions and antiquated to the re*
quiremeant of the present day. 5o
palpable is the fact in evidence that
we see the supreme court, the speoO
lally ooastituted authority to construe
the proviUons of the oonsttution and
preserve inviolate its reputed aIteg.
rlty. ride dough-shod over the "la
spired instrument" and by udicital In
terpretatlon make it serve, as it has
from the beginnng., the class In pow.
er. And to accoomplish this essential
service under capitalst class govern
meat, the supreme court contemptu*
ousy ignore and defies the sacred
"oonstitutlon el the fatherm" by bolday
usurping the power not only to oon
Lsrue It absolutely to suit themselves
and serve the ends o the ruling claes
but by deliberately invading the do
main of the legsleative, virtually de
stroylan a co-ordinate branch of the
government created under the onasti
tution anI aauling, wiplng out utter.
ly. awe enacted by the eooted repre
sentatives of the people.
Constitutiona like the tlmes and
conditions In wlhoh they orlinalte.
are subjeet to the everlasting laws of
vroltutio I. le more a respecter I
of a oonstltution than It Ig e thee.
who make It.
In 17?7. whoe the ooeasttution was
adopted. the population wras abut
hree millo , nad agriculture and
moercaUtle aIterests domlasted the co.
lonial lite Today the populatona tI
as hundred midlo anmd eapttallsed In.
dustry controls the government In the
methods of producls. dlstritbutln.
and erchaastag wealth, the esseatlal
means of life, and a erepgodtug
revoluUtlon the lndstrial sad solal
Uift of the people.
The rillna elss of the e*iosalt era
has vaalshed uas a lem ia oemplete
out of date as would be Its makers It
by wme male they gould appear
upon the praeset seeme. In their day
the rulng celsle sodaltas of smaIl
lead-holdetr, petty omemns mats and
traderm, ad profesloemal pmrwas who
made up what was knewn as the .t.
fAial elaa "
The aetual workers mand predoe
were stil Ito a state of smel-feudal
servlity. and aiterior elemeat. aad
practically without vetoe Ia the amlrs
of gvernmen. But there were no
hard and tiat noae between the
classes of that day, nor aly sharp an
tagoanmn to bring them Inta violent
coldalon and to earry them against
each other Ia hostile conflict,
In the eontury and a quarter slaco
elapsed there has been an overwhenm.
Inu tndustrial mad soela trandorma
tion. The weak and primitive agrl
cultural colonies of that time have
become a vast and powerful eInds
trial nation. 5htere Is now a sharply
defined class and an equally sharply
defined wortting els. The strugg8e1i
between these modern Itdustral
classes ts growIng steadily more na
telse mar re-haplng and re-mouldintag
the entire governmental and soeal
rgaalsem Podtliea government has
had to give way to Industrial admin
iktratisa mad the old form. Includtlng
the constitutlon. are now practically
Political overnment, It comaitu
tions and its statute., its courts, its
legsslatures and its armleg, scienfloal
ly consdered, are nstitutions under
clam rule, e.preesy designed to estab
lih the supremacy of one class rule
political government will cease of ex
Jet. Its functions, which are essent
tally coercive, will no longer be re
With the overthrow of the captaL
est class and the Installation of the
working cla aIn power (which must
be the Inevitable outcome of the pres
ent struggle) the government of polit
ieal states will be superseded by the
adminalstraton of national lnduetries.
In disumsnllg the United States gov
ernment and the constitution Pro
fessor J. Allen Smith. already quoted,
correctly co0sludes that "this complex
system of restrictions which is the
outgrowth and expreselon of a class
struggle for the control of the gov
ernment must necessarily disappear
when the supremacy of the people is
fnally establlted." The present con.
Stitution was not deligned to establish
but to prevent the supremacy of he
people. It is outgrown, obsolete, dead.
Industrial and seetal development are
I not halted bI It but these forces sweep
put aI with w uat regrd for Its an
etsat end mus rqs.le mwllty.
ollUlltals and leolslatoes are today
the repressat.sves, set of the people
bot of the trustled epitallit clas.
the governmest Is eantlally capital.
istlc as is also, of sourse. the consti.
mloins to the a-test that It Is still vital
asd has any biadla *et st a l.
The working clae L0 noW the rising
item and will s0oo be the triumphant
clam and then the 0ephtalIt state will
be superseded by the working class
Isomonwealth, ad ladustrlial despu
dim by industrial demooracy.
The old constitutlol wil have its
plaoe in history sad will serve its
purpose in the study of governmental
evelutlon and class rule and amoung
the Inapired relics of a past age It
Is a clss instrument. lnspired by class
interests. and will survive only to make
a historic epoch in class rule.
The new constitutio will nut ,'
framed by ruling clas lawyer, and
ypoticlans but the bone Ade repr.ezn
I satlve of the workag class, a ho In
, the day of their triumph will be THE
Il*MOQPLE in the complete s, use ",
that magnifoent sad much mal.n. d
4ed the representatlves of the aurk.
lag clam wid consist of women as
well as men. sharing equally the
rights and duties, the prlvileges and
I sad opportulnties of the councils of
state, and they will smle indeed as
I they look over with pitylag toleration
the "oonstitutlon of the fathers" and
r reeall the convention In secret seesion
a that framed. In bdmstl ignorance that
toilers and producers are ciUsena,
s sad that women are aloe Included In
I The new comtlitution wll be framed
by an emanolpated workaLg class with
1 the .tle object of estalishlng eslf.
government, true d4mesracy. conser*.
e tag the freedom and seurity and pro.
ri meOlla the Lapplgaso and welibetla
J at every ma . woman sad child.
Big Railroad
Strinke Begins.
(Cotlvod from first page.)
the employ of any of the roads In
our julisdiotln who would bestitate
for a momeat to pay twice the amount
be is paying today if he had a voice
in the admnilatration of the money,
We beUleve that nun who are hurt or
disablod should be acoorded the best
treatment possble sand we are willing
to paY for it. It this is unreasonable
we have ano proper understanding of
There have been instances where
men have been discharged from the
hospital before a cure had been ef
fected, for the simple reason that the
time allowance hbd expired.
Particular stress has been laid upon
the subject of pensions, as though
this was desired by the majority of
the men. We state for the benefit
of the public that there is no guaran
tee that our old and disabled brothers
will receive the benefits of this pen
slen. In most cases, when a man
becomes old and disabled he Ia laid
off during times of retrenchment and
often times not re-employed. Fur
thermore, there is no guarantee that
the men who are not receiving these
benefits will continue to do so. It is
only an act of charity at best. In case
of a job on Wall street the manage
ment of the roads might change
hands Then what assurance would
these old men have that they would
be taken care of by the new man
agers? What the average American
wants is not charity, but a fair living
wage, whereby he can provide for his
declining years and for those depend
Ing upon him.
Much has been said regarding the
"unreasonable" demands of the men
for an eight hour day. Men who
t have studied the economic questions
of the day are forced to admit that the
tread rf the times it toward a shorter
s work day. Where the eight hour day
.I I n effect more work and better re
Ssuit have been obtained by the rail
road companales.
I, The company officials speak of the
Slarge lncrease In their shop expense
e that I cents flat Itcrease would make,
a claiming that In some Instances It
would be as high as 70 per cent. It
,r readily can be seen that this is absur I
is If any men are working In any of the
. shops on the Harriman system for
h 10 eents an hour they are certainly
e entitled to a 70 per cent increase.
I. The nlacreases we have received dur
5 lag the last five years have not kept
p pace with the incressed coot of asvlng
With data at hand, we are wilila to
debate with the company officials
that subject of hours and wages, and
with that end in view we have asked
that they meet us in joint conference
as a syster federation.
The statemcnt Is made by the man.
agement that they are paying higher
wages than are belng paid on com
petitive lines. This we will sot ad
mit. The Hill roads In the northwest
Iare paying a higher rate and allow
i one hour with pay to all employes at
the close of the week. irrespective of
the number of hours worked. The
i Gou,. roads, In competitive territory,
a aloe are paying a higher rate.
SWe request recognition of the fed
eration because we believe that more
can be accomplished in that way, with
less expense both to the men and to
the company. The plan has been
tried on other roads with the greatest
success to all partles. We believe
i that all future difficuttles can best be
adjusted through this medium, and
I theorfore we deem it advisable to in
sist that we meet the company offlc
iats as a federation, or not at all.
1 E. t Reguin of San Franciseo,
irelient of the federatlon: J. Jones
of T,,s Angeles: H. RBall. Rouston.
Texas: H. 1 Miller. eSaramento: T. P
f off. New Ortlans: John Strutman.
SP- -ramento: John Scott. San Louni
s Af'lspo.
of the Money and Land-Owning Kings
of the Period of the War of the
A 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 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.
ILaru 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 citisen of America should
know the truth. Washingt.o, nd Franklin not spared. Hamil
p ton and Hancock exposed. White slavery, kidnaping, murder.
I 'ebtors prisons and podtlcal trickery. It Contains Reference List
for Historical Research In Libraries.
Push the sale of this book. It is good propaganda.
ltIgle Coy 10c. 25 Copies $1.75 100 Coples 56.00 Postage Prepaid
Monrana News Helena, Montana.
Comrades and Brother:
We desire to call your attention to the printing office of th.
Montana News. We do all kinds of printing for labor
*rganizations. Constitutions, 13y-Laws. Letter Heads. Enmelup.**
Working Cards, all stationary and printed material used b)
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 grelvences may be we stagld
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 male tie 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 an)
paper In times of trouble, but rest assured, should y,..,
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 un'un'
Why support print shops whose paper atta.k you or treat
your cause with silence and ludifflerce uShe you are involive
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 ea
press charges on packages sent out. Remember we are the
headquarters for Union Printing in the Northwest and the
shop that h~ls 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
The lecture course 1s becoming very
popular with Montana Sociallsts and
will be the means of securing at least
2,000 new subecribers to Socialist
papers In this state. Neary every
local that hea taken up the winter
lecture eourse Is showing wonderful
activity. Much good is bound to be
accomplished by this method of pro
paganda, and we are loking for results
from the same at next spring elections.
WAR-WHAT FOR? Is a hand
some, gold-stamped, high-grade cloth
bound, double-backed book, printed ,a
easy, open type on high quality paper.
Sai inches in size. The book contains
25t pages; 12 chapters; 1. Intensely
interesting full-prge pictures (three
powerful half-tones); several literary
photographs of hell; trenchant discus
slon of every phase of war, militarism,
and social struggle; more than a doz
en strong passages for school and en
tertainment declamations; o',.r 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,
mlltarllsm, the class struggle, capital
ism, socialism, and the history of the
working class. A book of this size,
stock, binding, and richness of lllus
tratlon is usually sold at 81 50 to 8.00
Can be had from the Montana News
for $1.20 postpaid.
Sabetwibe for the Montana News.

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