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Its easy to laugh when the kiles are blue And the sun is shblnin bright; Yes easy to laugh when your friends are true And there's happlnese in sight; But when hope has tied and the skies are gray. And the friends of the peat have turned away. Ah, then indeed It's a hero's feat To conjure a smile In the face of de teat. * It's easy to laugh when the storm 14 o'er And your ship is safe In port; Yes, easy to laugh when you're on the shore Secure from the tempest's sport; But when wild waves wash o'er the storm-swept deck And your gallant ship is a battered wreck. Ah, that Is the time when It's weil worth while To look in the face of defeat with a smile. It's easy to laugh when the battle's fought And you know that the victory's won; TYeS easy to laugh when the prise you sought, Is yours when the race is run; But here's to the man who can laugh when the blast Of adversity blows, he wilt conquer at last. For the hardest man In the world to beat Is the man who can laugh In the face of defeat. -Dmll Carl Auria, In the Northwest Mnagaslne. . AIE ACED WOCIAUIm. The Panama Canal Commission, beldes making the statement that the big ditch would be ready for busltne in ninecen hundred and thirteen, made another very Interesting state meat that will be of great Importance It it is carried out. because it will mean hat the Canal Zone wid never mean that the Canal Zone wil never barber a middleman. At prementUncle Iam, beside euttlang the waterway, is running a railroad, steamship line. telegraph and telephone lines, the posofflee, the banklng business, tree schood, big stores where everythina is sold at cost, and dping everything Bell Phone 739-Red Automtalo 18 4 B. & G. SALOON I A. .D c euPwu CHOICE WINES, UQuQOa AND C IGArS UNION MADE CIGOARS >[IENA 1427 Helena Awenue MONTANA Are you a Reader of THE MONTANA NEWS You are interested it its EDITORIAL POLICY. You read it for thing that are NOT found in other You read it because it is a SOCIALIST publica. tion. You are interested in the SOCIALIST aid LABOR CIRCLES. POINT OF VIEW. But you ought to know and you want to know more. You want to know all the NEWS of the Socialist You want to know and you onght to know the significance of current events from a Socialist and Labor standpoint. To get this news you must read a DAILY paper with the SAME EDITORIALS AS THE MON TANA NEWS. There is such a paper. That paper is the CHICAGO DAILY SOCIALIST. It is different from other Daily papers. It is different BECAUSE It tells the truth. It is a workingman's paper. Its business is human Progress. It is PUBLISHED FOR THOSE WHO DARE TO THINK. If you are a Progressive Socialist, and want to keep in touch DAILY with what goes on in the World of Labor-want to feel the pulse of the en tire Socialist and Labor movement of America- Send in your subscription. SUBSCRIPTION RATES. 1 year............3.00 6 months........ $1.50 4 months......... 1.00 1 month.......... .25 At least send in a quarter and try it for a month. CHICAGO DAILY SOCIALIST 207 Washlngton Street Chicago, Illinois. else In the most eonlnJtko manneIor, and In mhob a way as to bring credit to himself andjq to the henrt of every one with whom he lee dleallr This system, according to the oommis slon, is to be kept up and extended as conditions may require it the plans proposed for the ultimato settlement of the Zone are carried out. For state reasons, all toreinturs are to be drawn from the Canal con struction corps as their services can be dispensed with and none will be employed pereanently upon the canal estblleshment except American clti sens. The force necessary to operate the Canal and Its auxillaries and all the mnachinery necessary to keep such a big undertaking In active operatlon wid be enormous, and It is proposed to do for them in the same way as the construction corps is being dealt with now. Tracts of land will be granted to all employees who will make use of the.m and no title wi l be necessary, none give.. or required, nothing but occupancy and use will be the title Production and distribution will. in this way, belong to all the people of the Canal Zone and will be an ex ample and an incentive for a further extension of the idea in the remainder of Uncle l$am's domains. When the middleman ti eliminated and with him his extortionate greed, the people are no longer skinned and can live better and enjoy life better, they Siee than it formerly cost them. All this is very objectionable to those who that such methods would undermine society and deprive the worker of his independence and whole lots of other things of an evil character too numer ous to mention, but if the people oan live beter an denJoy rife better, they won't grumble if Uncle Sam runs the butoness o succesae to the Panama Canal Commission and their scheme to occupy the zone, even if It is Socialistic.-Machinisat' Journal Let us Imagne two slave owners, one owning fertile land, on which he works ignorant slaves, and p-o duces large quantities of cheap foods, the other owning poorer land, from which he produces valuable, high goods by means of slaves whom he taker pains to educate. Even under slavery the atter group would be bling Intelligent, they would be mare likely :o rebel against their dtl ver'. Whatever the orginal intention of their masters, be they never so sel fish the skilled slaves are far ear-er freedom than the Igorast slaves. The applkiction of the parable IS obvious A S1AiLMENT Afterthe Storm By Job Harriman Los ngeles, Cal., Dec 14-From every quarter calls are coming for a statement from me concrening the Me Namara's plea of gully, why the plea was made just prior to the election and what effect It had. I knew nothing whatever of the negotiations, nor of their intention to plead guilty, until after their pleas 4 had been entered. I cannot describe how keenly I felt 4 the blow. I was convin.-.d that it would defeat us, but the wonderful molidarly of our movement, manifesed at our meetings that nlht, led me to think that my first judgement was wrong, but it was not. Wlhout such an experience no one c'an realise how hard it was to hold ones apparent poise and composure. How manfully and nobly our epe ndid movement face.d and handled that great crisis. T!,e city of Los Angeles owes a debt of unspeakable gratitude to the magnificent conduct of the aggrieved people In that trying period following the shock of the news After the election I had a long con ference with Mr Darrow and the other attorneys They showed me ai1 the evidence recently developed in the case. The web had been made com plete There was no escape. It was so conclusive that even J. B. MoNa mara could not have been placed on the stand to deny it. The cases would have required years to complete. The honest worklag people of this country would have had to pay one miallon dollars more for the defense only to have had the story of the plea of guilty written out at length. Was that and the educational effect of It, and all that would follow in Its rall, the best? Messrs Darrow, Davis, McNutt and Ucott answered "No." Should they withhold their anmr because of our lokl campaign? Again they answered "No." Was it wise and proper to give their answer at that time or "Never." This question cannot be answered by me My word could go no further than theirs. My vision might be clouded because I was Involved in the movement and was directly atfected by the decilson. The movement must answer this question. 1 know it wilt be deliberate and fair in Its final answer Now I want to my a word o my country men. Whenever the masme of mankind abandon all hope of a peaceable salution of our social pro blems we wilt have present with us all the elements that cause civil wars, and open warfare will then commence. These men had abandoned all hope of a peaceful solAtion and thus, mis guided, began a guertila war-fare. How moch of this do you want? However much we bemoan It, I say to you it will increase directly in proportion as the hope of the oppres sed is erushed por years I have seen the hopeless ness of such a sourse, and at the same tihe I saw why that course Is sometimes taken and the warning it should be of our great movement. I have shown you a astounding fatoot a grist. t you please, beina ground from our economoi and social mill. Now listen, while I tell you the remedy. The great American labor movement Including the Solcalist party, must merge their political activities. Their united power will inspre an adlng hope for the philsophy of So clalam wil furnish the reason for the hope, and at the same time a solution for the problem. In our great movement in Los Angeles, we have done this very thing. The spirit of Los Angeles movement, was sweetened with the ooaselousness of its own power and a knowledge of the reasons leading to a peaceful sol ution of our social Ills While victory was almoet in our hands, the plea of guilty was entered It wse brought on out of a failure to understand the causes that .destroy their hope and a failure to understand how to restore and maintain that hope. The disin tegrating influence of direct action arising from abandoned hope must be apparent to any one while the bene ficent influence of a great political and economio organluation with a with the knowledge of social pro hope nspired by their own power and blema and how to solve them must be equally apparent. Men are not like horses, becoming more docile as they become more in telligent. The more they have, the more they want The more Intell gent they are in lndustrial matters, the more likely they are to be In telilent in political and economlo matters. Have you registered yet? in Los ' ngeies (Continued trom first page.) were bought outright. The ,Scialists have much evidence of this bribery but nothing will come of itas the district attolmey4 office and all the machinery of the courts are in the hands of the capltadstic element that has suc. ceeded in overwhelming the workers One negro woman confessed sh, h.idl received money and bought 1" \,,t s outright She gave the nam,. and addresse of these persons, mostly negro woumn. Despite the fa t th. Soolalisti had a negro on the ticket the "go 'd government" organs it..ast they wer, aid, to "get" he r'Kgr \·t, away from Whitely This cl. ,,r d candidate for the council recel. i ., r 40.000 ,otee and made a rpI niid race dslpite the fact his own race deserted him when the sack wa- I,, mn ed in his district Before the womans suffrage amn nd conattution it was contended th.t the womans vote would be cast ais..-t the Socialists. It was contend. J th t even the working women annI w. - a of the workers would not eand solidly for their clams. The returns in this clCone, on their face, beer out this contention. It Is claimed, huw\evr,. and with considerable ground for sup •,ort, thathis was not a fair test. It was known that about a week be for the election a careful canvass was made by the "good government" peo ple, assisted by the Old Guard. The result of this canvass showed that Harrsran was certanl of election by at least six thousand votes This threw consternation Into the camD of the epiltallatic party and their des peratipn it was decided something must be done to turn the tide. The McNomara cases was the most llkely spot to strike. Then came the deat conspiracy, the confession of guilt, the dramatic pies, the tragedy of the sentence on election day. the terrl broadsides of the daily press, claim n Harriman was cognizant of the 1fl of the men, the wild alarms that ere sent forth to frighten the wom4 and the timid men. All of this as calculated to turn at least twent thousand votes and it was a succesful attempt. The women stam p4ed in thousands but so did the men. ý The Socialists had won their victory and the entire ticket would probabf have been elected if the politicians had not sprung their coup, Soolalists are rejoicing over the fact that over 50,000 of their men and women stood solid and firm in the face of the terrift fire of the enemy. All of the" so far as have been able to exgresn themselves are more solid ly for Sclasim than before and the plans fo) a campaign for increased efflolenc* through party membership will meet with great sucees. The mIn and women who were on the flring ins are worn and exhausted by their labors. The campaign com mittee is badly in debt as much money was spelt trying to turn thetide at the last hoes after the MeNamara pleas were entered No definite plan has been ·adpted to raise money to pay off th debt. It will retard the work Los Ange es comrades for several oaths to raies this money as many the best workers are forced to employment as many lost their tions through their activity. Tho financial disterss is on all sides t re is little omplaint and the sesn w have made the most sacrl fices at his time will be found on the I firing l in the next struggle, In r ly to numerous Inquiries, Carl D Thompsoo. of Milwaukee, says " othing has ever been done i nn the palns of eor party in Mil Swauk that has had such a tremen dous teUling effect as the stere m optian tures we are now giving. I Althe we have no campagln on at the resent time, we are crowding r the b st balls in the city to their f utmost capacity. Everybody is to a d and lnspired by the pre m sentati S"I lsve theses slides ooui be used s anywh a by anyone with ability at - public e in, and would constitute n the m effective propaganda that could lbly be attempted. They - have ed all our expectations in I their tiveness" I Con interested In the subject - and d.$iring to obtain slides suitable I for prpaganda can secure terms and a prices by addressing . Liberty 230 E. 10th Street, New York City, or Carl D. Thompson. Brisbane Hall, Mil. Swaukee, Wisconsin. GRAND XMASI BALL Monday Dec. 25, 1911 At HARMONY HALL Given by N. A. " B. W. D Club of 1912 Music by Vollert and Little. $1.0O per coup.e Extra Lady 26 eta. CONSPIRAC Y of the Money and Laud-Owning Kingl of the Period of the War of the TREVOLUTION EXPI'OED IN "UNITED STAT S CONSTI IUTION AND SOCIALIEM" BY SILAS IOOD A book of 32 pages containing the real truth about our "patriot" forefathers. It has history not found in our hesool books. These are the articles which recently ran In the Social-D-mocratic HIera/d 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. \\.hlingt, nd IFranklin not spared Hamil ton and Hancock exposed. White slavery, kidnaping, murder, debtors prlsons and poiltical trickery It Contains Reference List for Historical Research in Libraries. Push the sale of this book. It Is good propaganda. tagle Coy 10e. =1 Coples $1.76 100 Copies $6.00 Postage Prepaid Montana News Helena, Montana. HEADQUARTERS FOR UNION PRINTINGO. Comrades and Brother: We desire to call your attention to the printing omce of the Montana News. We do all kinds of printing for labor ,rganlatilons, Constitutions, By-Laws, Letter Heads. Envelopes Working Cards, all 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. 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