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In his choice of weapons to fight his capitalist enemies the syndicalist is no
more careful to select those that are "fair," "just." or "civilized" than is a
householder attacked in the night by a burglar. He knows he is engaged in
a life and death struggle with an absolutely lawless and unscrupulous enemy
and considers his tactics
him the end justifies the only from the standpoint of their effectiveness


his tactics be legal and moral " or not does not concern him so long as they are effective. He knows that the laws, as well as the current code of morals, are made by his mortal enemy, and considers himself about as much bound by them as a householder would himself by regulations regarding burglary adopted by an association of housebreakers. Consequently, he ignores them in so far as he is able and it suits his purposes. He proposes to develop, regardless of capitalists conceptions of legality." fairness. "right." etc., a greater power than his capitalist enemies have; and then to wrest from then by force the industries they have stolen from him by force aud duplicity, and to put an end forever to the wages. System.He proposes to bring about the revolution by the general strikes.

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Governor Frazier recently visited Chicago to address a great gathering of laboring men who ave decided to co-operate with the Nonpartisan League in politics. The North Dakota executive as cheered to the echo when he explained what the farmers and laboring men were doing politieally North Dakota and was given assurance of the most hearty co-operation. In the above picture overnor Frazier is seen shaking hands with John Fritzpatrick, the Labor Party candidate for ayor of Chicago at the coming election and would appear to be a good deal the same type of men. overnor Frazier's address to the labor convention has caused wide commend from coast to coast, me gathering being one of the largest of the kind ever held in Chicago. The event is referred to te the beginning of a new era for Labor in America



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Note:-A number of letters from Nonpartisan League headquarters are reproduced in this volum powe o am Some of the people to whom these letters were addressed preferred that their names should be omitted in re producing the letters and that plan has been followed throughout the entire volume.


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I. W. W.ism, through "yours for the revolution"-William Z. Foster-decided to “give up the attempt to create a new labor movement as early as 1914, and to gain control of a real laboring man's organization by "building up better fighting machines within the old machines," and out on the prairies of North Dakota where Socialism was just as unpopular among the farmers as I. W. W.'ism among the laborers in the nation's industries, the Socialist leaders decided to "give up the attempt" to get control of the state through their own organization-the Socialist party-and they started out as did the "Fellow Workers" to gain control by "building up better fighting machines within the old machines" and






The following is a verbatim copy of the testimony of L. J. Palda, formerly judge of the district court in North Dakota, and for many years a resident of Minot in that state. This testimony was taken in the form of a deposition in the case of


By Mr. Bissell.

estion: Who?



Question: State your name, residence and occupation

Answer. L. J. Palda, Jr., Minot, North Dakota, by occupation, lawyer. Question: Have you at any time occupied any judicial office in this state? Answer. Yes sir; I was the first district Judge of this judicial district. Question: How long have you resided in Minot?

- Answer. About sixteen years.

recently tried in the District Court of Ada county, State of Idaho.

Question: Were you acquainted with one Arthur Le Sueur during his

residence here?

We reproduce from the typewritten deposition the following testimony taken on oath:


Yes sir: for nine or ten years.

Question: I will ask you to state if you know what the political beliefs of the said Le Sueur were at the time you were acquainted with him?

Arthur Le Sueur and one Dewey Dorman.

He was a socialist of the extreme type, his beliefs bordering
near onto anarchism.

Question: Were you a resident of Minot during the IWW riots?


hingworl I was.

Question: I will ask you to state if you know, who was the leader of the IWW riots here at that time?

Answer. Arthur Le Sueur and one Dewey Dorman--known as D. C. Borman.

Question: Where is De Dornan at TREE GENO, if you know?

Anager. I an informed that he is president and at the head of the
Nonpartisan League in the state of Montana.

Question: Do you know, or not, the said Le Sueur and Dorman were members of the IW?


Only by Dorman's statements that he was, and the actions of
Dorman and Le Sueur when they were under arrest in the city
police station in the city of Minot charged--at which time
they were the leaders of some hundred or hundred and twenty-
five then under arrest--and were the leaders in their demonstra-
tions and speeches, singing from their red book of anarchistic
songs, and their activities along those lines. Le Sueur never
told me that he was a member and I never saw his card.

Question: You may describe the actions which you have observed and the statements which you have heard Le Sueur make which led you to believe that he was an anarchist and an IWW?


I have talked with him dozens of times and at all such
conversations and demonstrations he stated to me that he was
opposed to goverment in its present form; that he believed
in either individual socialistic or anarchistic government;
that he believed that if they couldn't obtain an overthrow
of the government as at present organized by peaceful means,
or by the ballot, that they were justified in using force;
that if they couldn't accomplish their end on the scale of
wage demanded that he believed in sabotage.

I heard him state that even murder was justified for
the classes, and express a general opposition to government
as it is at present organized. I remember one instance when
coming from Bismarck, or going to Bismarck--coming from
Bismarck, Mr. Le Sueur stated to some others and myself that
he believed the masses were justified in assaulting the classes
and illustrated it by stories of a hobo killing an officer
when the hobo was ordered out of town; that, he considered
was perfectly justifiable; that the individual's rights were
superior to the rights of any organized government. The fact
is that Mr. Le Sueur in his conversations will go to the very
extremes in denouncing all forms of government, even to the
family relations, and more especially to our form of government
and he did many years ago state to me in a conversation, I then
being chairman of the Republican Central Committee of this
County that he had a plan whereby they would finally get control
that he had come to the conclusion that he would not get the
people to use force; that what they were going to do was
organize and steal the prevailing parties in the various states,
and steal the organizations in the various states, and in that
way gain their end.

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