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FOR THEA. C. M.
Spruce Fighter Cutts Puts
One Over on Soldiers.
Major Refuses to Ex
plain "Jabbing" Stunts.
The meeting of the Soldiers' -andi
Sailorns' association on xSulndaylx atr
noon ipr'oved Iather lin\ eL t.!l 'fUl ;tif
the storimy s,1sioxl0 of ;a week aigo.
The mnen areill' evidntlly catrying ani
army habit of mind into eivilian life:
they .x e lle to have lxrou x'lel'' i '
premise thlat since they los'xlm x ,d the
tiun last Sunday hl e ii ias x!tix xI to(
stay. Bilut, to and I behohl, the tlay
headsx and the hald ipates a ll -(am
froml their stundry lairs and pak-leid
the holy of 1,oliex lxes in ti-e ( iontrl io;,
there to pliace their txl i d olie ill -
torical curtte ut- o' the acttion of thit
yotung rebels of a x exk li xagxx.
Altorney )tan all loxy dexlivere,i ltie;
mIster's mllilld i t ti x vipe xrous diatiribe,
xd xtx withi valpirous log, Ic Fxxi' x lypie
\itx tixn shIr-Iet that wouxll relch'l fltroI
thoe top of a ntixne shaft to l it'il e(- o.
Now the spirit oif youtlh ai smile
long silfieritgly xat n elxhibition to
irhe luldie rolus; it i xs i t xnl nt i only
ii' inju:tice. .\nd so whrn it!e hire
ling attorlney allx gitx Itlit hii' rt,
turned soldiers stoOid for l'x h' vxolienti
Vortlhrow of the u ,lioxrxl'} Io
which they had lfoughxt. al voixce xrooi
the rebel iot. hix t led ni chalrge. u
'lie" axt the bralying xolsatnltce, xl xlh
had "Captain" ('clxts xnoxt holsldrt xI;
his sxhal iing kr, us -,'i h xeast'xxaxix.x e
of his over beneflicent rotection, x .'
woxuld tundoubtexdly havex sxudn x to liro
floor for sheer ina)ilit y to wit l.st ni
the truth blowing fresh lupon hix.
Major IIhlloran vwas adxi ti ittxw-d xat
the opining Iof the xsesion for l hoat
'ver rexnairks he tmigiht Irish to xake
to the lmet bers of 'the' xssocixati ii,
thliSx was undoubtedly the freesl' i
'country on earth it behooved e'iy
man to0 think seriously and to ousi
his vote with that nood. He lthe
oaiered nt r.nswer qlues tions thatxll
might be asked, and in the disxcussion
that detveloped he clarified thi ruling
with respect to thie woxir-inx of lthe
uni formx. A discha;rgexld soldiei nxiix
wear lih'e uniform froIn thle itplace o
his discharge to his home, and fur
thiree xmonths on special o.s aslons
Not latt r than for monthls after his
discharge he tmust return it to the
:isub-depot qiuartermnater iiunde'r i
government franked label. T i
mlajor also emphasized thatx lhx
strike and peaceful picketing wi -r
recognized by tihe courls ais legal in
stitutions. A soldier then stated
that hie was arrested last Monday uxi
der the or'ders of Major Jtones while
reading a strike bulletin on the
streets; that he was held in custody
for five hours without any chargx's
against hinx and was then releaxsed
without trial. He askxed tlhe nxajo
whether this was according to arxmy
regulhtions. The lmajor xnswerx'xd
that hie had heard conxlihtiig stories
about the halipenings of last Monday
andt that he xias not satisfied in his
own mind contt'cerning the ultimatexl
truths of what hie had hetird. How
ev'er, since iajor Jones wa s also
lpresent, hie turned to lhin, suggest
ing that Major Jone's mildt undoubxlt
edly answver for his act ion. Major
Jonets 'refused s o xx 0i e towxr itii:x
tion of tli' soldier.
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THE DEAD HAND
Sy SCOTT NEARIN(I
A lilttle groiup of old men, spokes
mnen for the five great pcwers, is as
sinmbled about the green table at 'er
sailles. All but one of these mein
were horn before the P¶ulllco-Prus
sian war. Most of them hadl grown
to middle life before the capitalist
world entered its present stage of
financial imiperialisni. These old oanl
meet four oi five times a week f'or a
few hours. :Most otf their days are
spent in offices, in private (olllllliItij'
roomls, and in secret sessions where
they seek to re-establish the world
as they knew it in their youth and
early manhood. They resemble c.hil
dren, trying trying to re-clothe a
tree with dry leaves blown about by
The representatives of tlie great
powers who meet around the peace
table are very, very old. Five of
them were born before 1 850l. 'Ten
were born betweetn 1850 iand 1859).
Six were born bet ween 1]86 and
1869. Only one, a Frenchman. Andre
Tardieu, was born since 1870. The
oldest man in the delegation is ('lem
enceau. lie is 78. Four of his con
feres are over 70. Fifteen are over
60. Twenty-one oit of 22 are over
50. The peace conference is a con
ference of old men.
The modern economic world was
born between 1870 and 1880. The
latest phase of capitalism, financial
imperialisni, has come into being dur
ing the years when these men, edu
cated in a previous age, were so busy
with the many details of public life,
that they could not see and under
stand the changes that were taking
place about them. They speak the
language and think the thoughts of
the 19th century.
Today these old men sit around the
green table-spokesmen of a dead
epoch; representatives of a by-gone
era. About their heads the lightning
of revolution is playing. Russia. Ger
many, Austria, Argentina, ('hile,
Peru, Italy, England, Luxemburg and
Poland are in open revolt against
the capitalism and imperialism for
which they speak. The old men fidget,
gestulate; grow excited, make propo
sitions and counter propositions.
They talk and act as though they
Mwere still directing the world. They
do not know that their day has passed
a.nd that the darkness is settling
:round them. With childish simplic
ity they speak to one another as
S"though it were the dawn.
The dawn is breaking, but not
Satound the peace table.
If you want to-sell, buy, exchauti
AN ALIEN'S VIEW
County Jail. Spokane. W'n., Feb. 5.
Editor Bulletin: I elieve with Inger
stll thatt "ln Amnerica every tiati has
a right to life, liberty and the Iput
suit of uhapplliness; lobody ever de
nies that except a villaint ' -and I
believe t lhat I an not the only lperson
who has been of that . opinion. C.What
a rude awakening for some of .ts,
however, sinlce war was declared oni
I ant one of those "ignorant for
eigners" wvho, with tholnsaids of lily
Iellows, hatve colme to the shores of
an ailien land to breathe its air of
lilberty land equality. "Ignorant for
eighers-- hoW appropriate ithat
phllise has tIbecomell it seems, when I
think of iny past opinions regarding
the opiportl l ities, the liberty, and
eqtllity wicnh Attiertiiea hIas to offer
us. The first American wO vho applied
thait pliase itt descriting its was evi
dently a fool with a philosophetr's
io1itg0 i laongute 1llllontrolled by Ilis
tolletll I troeesses.
I have tbeenl a resildent of the Spo
kane jail since \lay, 191s, for pur
suing life, liberty, anid halppliness. in
a tnanntr not at ail inconsistent with
\ltl2ricaii principlelis o lawtiS. It is
not for ltmyself I sptilk, but for the,
tdozens of my fellow wolrkers who are
sllffering Ithe tortllures of American
risons(ll fill thill saltie offense---want
itig liberty in its fullest sense. life
in its flilne.ss. anl d liappilless tunrte
strictel by fleat. bred in econolllic
l'llldependence~ -of Ipoverty andt hulnger
for themselves and those they hold
iear. I was first arrested on ai war
rant ch:lrgiilg violation of ttie "Spit
ka tine criminal syndicalism ordi
lBeiing ignorant of the fact that the
lpowers of enslavemitent had succeed
ted in ilrnmtiing so infamouis a piece
of culass legislation througli the city
tcouncil lsere, I did not try to hide, as
a lover of liberty anid jlustice might
undter the kaiser, the fart that I was
ia iieilitber of the Lulltber Wor'kers'
Indtlustlrial nion. I \wails, of cot. rst ,
rconvicted before I was ever brouight
to trial. Thirty days in the city jail
in addition to n $I00 fine was the
sentence imploseld by thie pol)ice olltl't
when I was brought to trial. heing
ulnable to ipay the fine. I servedt 64
days for bheig ia ainion mlan. But this
dtl not end tlheir persecution. W\hile
serving this sentence the powers evi
tlently conclided that I was a very
i angerous IOp'son; so a warrant
cuharging inei with being an undesir
able alien, who had illegally entered
this ioutn1tdy, was issued by tile tin
mtigration authortities. This warrant
tlso charged time with Ibeing a de
lstrictionist wiho miight biecome a pub
iic cliharge. As a matter of fact, I en
teorod the Inited States at an age
when I had no c:hoice --and I do not
reca.ll any instantce inl which 1 advo
eited the destruction of property as
it meanstis whereby labor coulld gain its
econoluic freedoii. Nor do I antici
patle ally imnlediate tltdanger of becom
ing a public charge through poverty
or the comiliission of sonic anti-social
The lhearing I was given on these
charges, after a couple of nionths in
jail, hid all the ear-nlarks of a relic
of the Spanish inquisilion. I was
asked inlnumerlahl quetisonllS abso
lutoly irrelevalnt to the charges
against in, lnd l ily attorney was not1101
even pIrl'tilted to intterpose any oh
jotioll; nor wereii 1 an1 y witnesses al
lowed to testify in imy behalf. This
infamous farie( was carried (lilt in
the jail office behind closed doors.
A reciord of the qlliestions asked ite
by the itiiiiigration illspector, anidl
ily ainswlers, Wals takein down in
slhortlihand by his stenographier. A
copy of the Iranscript was sent to
\\Washington. D.('., by the inspector,
and ulpoll it, the imlllmigration bureau
crats there wo uld decidel what dispo
sition tio ilaIke of miy case. After sev
eiatl monliiths in jail awaitiing their
dtecision, during which time myll
health was slowly being ibroken by
the coufineinent aind lunw holesonle
food, a new walrrant was issued.
This wa'rrant charges lie with be
ing an atlien wio believes in the
tenellls of analrchy,1 and with having
ieon a memlllber of an organization
which believes in, and has for its
telets.: ltle destiruction of a!l formls
of law land government. I allll tually
charge1d with having an ollinion of
liiy IWn; chtarged with halving an
idea il a la1nd where fleedlllol of opin
ionll nd explression was establishedl
114 one of the fllll llnda enltal principles
iof dellloclracy 1l50 years ago. I was
given a hetiing on these chtllrges a
short time ago antd Ihe record of imy
previous heIlarilng was intiodtllced us
evildenllce agalinst nole. This, of course.
afforded 111 the lopportulnity to ex
almine the Iinnscripl upon which my
case was to I(e decidted by sllome bun
'reOauert at WVashlington. To iy suri'
lprise 1 discovered it laid ibeen tilsi
fied to suit tithe purposel of the local
illmnigration atlihoirities, who are evi
dently plersecuting ilme at the behest
of t e lumlller trust. Needless to say.
the record was intridlu.ced ill spite of
my nprotests, and it will again go to
\Vashinglton to be acted upon by some
person who has neitiher' Seenl nori
heard me. 1 11 was enough to issue a
warral'l'lnt on. It lmay be enough to
detport 111e oni, and. inl the mleantime.
while I await an arbitrary and illegal
decision, in .tly case 1 inist stay inl
a jail as any other lperson legally
convic led of criieo. Is this democracy
or lilerty? No,. I call it dlespotismn
and tyranny unequalled ill the palnl
iest days of the czar, Ibut even at that
I do not want to go back to Denmlark,.
the land of my birth. I have no
friends there. I hlave no custolms in
cornllllOi withl the Danes, however
well I may speak. read or write the
language. I want to stay here among
Inly friends. who, like mne, are fight
ing for democracy---industrial de
Imocracy --which will indeed make
this ilIe land of liberty, happiness
and )rosllerity; which will make this
a land worthy of its fairest traditions.
I tut no Mlatter what I want, I am in
thte clultches of the lumber trust lick
spittles, and their word is law.
Although for years I have fought
in the ranks of labor for better con
ditions, in this coulntry, and more of
our products, with labor's economic
enancipation always in view, 11noW,
upon the eve of victory, I must, with
many others like me, be cheated of
the fruits of what I have fought and
suffered for. I do not complain about
'thd*."int 'what' 1 do colmpalin about
lcgislation that has ever graced the
statu it books of this country. Under
this law any capitalist tool can accuse
l foreigner, who is active in the la
ir iii ovenuentu of being an anarchist,
and tihe person so accused will be
,ommiitted to jail for an indefinite
period of time, with absolutely no
rediress available. It is not up to the
acciruser to prove his charge, but, un
less the accused wishes to h, te
pirted, the accused must prove his
innocience. In any event a long term
in jail is unavoidable. The record,
if they are determined to deport, can
hie doctored and the accused will be
none the wiser. The unions, so far
as I know, have never protested
against this law, so obviously aimed
at some of their best members of for
eign birth; and against all the lib
iral expressions of the I)eclaration
of Independence and constitution of
this country; and against all men's
right to life, liberty, and the pur
suit of happiness. If labor does not
guard its few and hard won conces
sions it will be driven back into
slavery. It has not guarded its rights
in this instance, as in many other
instances. Now, let its hear its mighty
protest, and not only to watch the
infalmouis laws of the masters dis
aIppear, biut to see the jail and prison
doors swing open for our brothers
who have suffered for Iheir opinions,
for their expressions, and for their
acts in behalf of their class, to make,
indeed, this the land of liberty and
democracy. E. E. M.
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By ANISE in Seattle Union Record.
What scares them most is
That NOTHING IIAPPENS!
They are ready
They have machine guns
But this SMILING SILENCE
The business men
That sort of weapon.
From a DIFFERENT WORLD
Than the world THEY live in.
It is really funny
And a bit pathetic
To see how worried
The business men are getting.
What meetings they hold,
What WI\ll RUMORS
To keep themselves
Yet MOST of them
Might be real pleasant
Excelpt that life ..
* * *
Too imuch from common folks.
It is the SYSTEM
T3iat makes them sullen
And SUSPICIOUS of us,
Not any NATURAL depravity.
It is the system
That trains them to believe
In tile words of our
That they can bring in
Enough ARMEI) FORCE
I'o operate our industries.
lIut how many
Will it take to cook
It is your SMILE
That is UPSETTING
On .RTILLERY, brother!
It is the garbage wagons
'that go along the street
* * *
By STRIKE COMMITTEE."
It is the milk stations
That are getting better daily,
And the three hundred
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WAR Veterans of Labor '
Handling the crowds V
For these things speak " ,
Of..a NEW POWER .,
And a NEW WORLD '
THE EVER GROWING LIST OF REAL LIVE
B LLETIN ADVERTISERS
IS PRQOF IPOSITIVE OF' THE '"PLLING POWER" OF BUILLETINADVERTISINO. IF
YOUR FIlI M NAME DOES NOT A IPEAR ON THIS LIST MR. MERCHANT. PHONE 52 FOR.
OUR A)D MAN. AS THIS S IS THE "I)AIY SHOPPING GUIDE" OF 20,000 BUTTE ADULTS.
AUTO REPAIR CHIROPRACTIC HABERDASHER POOL ROOMS
S SHOPS 'Flora W. Emnery Dollar Shirt Shop, Lambro's Pool Hall,
atteron & CurrieRoom 9, Silver Bow Blk. Rialto Theater Bldg. 42 E. Park St..
Patterson & Currie,
Mercury and Montana. b
Murphy Garage, CIGARS HATS FOR MEN RESTAURANTS
230 East Platinum. _
South Side Auto Garage, The J. A. Cigar, Nickerson, The Hatter, Spokane Cafe,
2124 Cbban Street. Union Made. N e112 W. Park street. 111 S. Main street.
McGrew Service Shop, Leland Cafe,
Cotner Second and Utah. EMENT WORK 72 East Park street.
Lacey Auto Repair and Service HARDWARE Co w. Broaafe, .
i Shop, CEMETERY COPING
1126 Utah. CEMETEtY COPING Crystal Cafe,
Grand Avenuie Repair Shop, 1109 W. Woolman. Sewell's Hardware, 69 East Park Street.
Corner Harrison and 1 221 East Park street. Walkers (Branch) Cafe,
Grand. Shiners, Furniture, E. Park and Arizona.
Butte Carratge Works, DAIRIES 76 East Park Street. Bank Cafe,
30 to 56 E. Silver St. 107 S. Arizona.
ASSAYERS 469 E. Park street. ICE CREAM PAR- Golden 227West Cafe,
SLORS, CANDIES, Etc. Hnndley's Cafe,
Lewis & Walker, Assayers, DRUGGISTS 326 N. Wyoming.
108 N. Wyoming street. Olympia Fruit Co.,
Jacques Drug Co., 14 N. Dakota St.
AUTOS BOUGHT 1967 Harrison avenue. REAL ESTATE
AND SOLD DANCING LESSONS JEWELERS saras rstrte,
E. H. Rupert, Montana Jewelry Co., 354 Phoenix Bldg.
228 S. Arizona St. 71%ew Mose H ark Avene. Opticians, Etc., Wulf Realty Co.,
717 East Park Aenue. 7.3 East Park street. 106 W. Granite St.
People's Loan Office,
AUTO PAINTING DENTISTS 28½ East Park street.
Brodie, the Jeweler, SHOES
Butte Carriage Works, C. A. Pankey, Dentist, 40 East Park street.
30 to 56 E. Silver St. 11% W. Park street. Chicago Shoe Store,
Union Dentists, S. & Jewelry Co., 7 S. Main street.
BANK DtirFo 21 East Park Street.
B.N s Third Floor Rialto Bldg. Walkover Shoe Co.
B Dr. S. Herman, Dentist. Towle-Winterhalter-Hannifin 46 V. Park Street.
Yegen Bros,, Bankers, 404-5 Phoenix Bldg. Company,
Park and Dakta streets 101 W. Park St.
EA Powell Jewelry Co., SECOND-HAND FUR
EXPRESS AND 112 N. Main St.
BUTCHERS TRANSFER. I. Simon, NITURE
._ __ •____ 21 North Main. CharlesNoland, ..
Schumacher Meat Co., Flats TrCharle West No Galena St.
Truscott's. Parner,k St. 2600 Harrison Ave. LADIES' TAILOR
e. Parndt . GraCito i SPECIALISTS
Western Meat Co., FISHING TACKLE O'Brien, Ladies' Tailor, SPECIALISTS
121 E. Park St.. ,, 422 Phoenix blcelk.
Independent. Market,! . RODMAKING, ETC. E. Zah, Dr. W. H. Haviland,
203 SQ th Main. . 504 W. Park 71 West Park St.
Liherty Mai.r;et, Ted Ross,
401 S. SMain St. 73 W. Park Street. LADIES' SHOE REPAIRING
Stlain Stoolt Ml.arket. LADIES'
107 S. Xlain St. FIRE INSURANCE GARMENTS Tip Top Shoe Shop,
423 N. Main
BAKERIES Sarles & Girroir, Real Estate, Popular Ladies' Garment Store,
-B R 8a 4 Phnenio bldg. 63 East Park Street. TAILORS
205 W. Park.
Dahl's Bakery, FURNITURE LAUNDRY Bernard Jacoby, Tailor,
107 N. Montana Street. 19% S. Dakota street.
Royal Bakery, Shiner's, Furniture, Indepandent Laundry, Montana Tailors,
20 South Main. 75 E. Park street. 232 S. Main Street. 425 N. Main street.
Home Baking Co., B. Kopal Co., Furniture, E. Zuhl, Tailor,
Olympia St. W t Broadwa. MUSIC HOUSES 04 . Park street.
Barker Syslem of Bakeries, Otto, the Tailor,
12s8 w 'Park St. FLORISTS - 66 East Broadway.
Orton Bros., Dundee Woolen Mills,
BAR ER SHOPS Columbia Floral, 216-218 N. Main St. 62 West Park Street.
BARBER SHOPS 47 West Broadway. Butte Tailoring Co.
con Lowney. MEN'S OUTFITTERS 116 s. Main st.
309 N. Main. FRUIT AND VEGE- w. Oertel,
Pastime Bather Shop and Pool Palace Clothing '& Shoe Store, 431½ S. Arizona St.
Room, TABLES 53-55 E. Park St.
210 North Main St. -- - Montana Clothing and Jewelry Big 4,W. Park St.
Park Barher Shop, People's Fruit Co., Company, W Mls
86 Eb. P ark. 39 East Park. 103 S. Arizona. Scotch Woolen Mills,
43 East Park St.
Fair Ilarbler Shop, 329½/2 So. Paul Rask,
Arizona. GROCERIES 331 E. Park St.
O. K. Store, TEAS, COFFEES,
BUSINESS Alien's Grocery, 24 E. Park St. SPICES
1204 E. Second street. Bouchers, SPICES
INSTITUTES Kermode, Groceries, 27 W. Park St.
421 East Park street, Grand Union Tea Co.,
Butte College of Telegraphy, Poynter's Cash Store, MILLINERY a W. Broadway.
Lewisohln Bldg. 1854 Harrison. MIINERY
Shannon Grocery. Hughes Millinery, UNDERTAKERS
609 Sooth Main. 649 Utah Avenue. Lr DuoaU_ rt
ILVI"I'E.iES S. F. T. A. Cash Grocery, Larry Duggan, Undertaker,
Ifl( lII ARGED 627 East Galenta Street. 822 North Main street.
....... ....Truscott's, PHOTOGRAPHY Daniels & Bilboa, Undertakers.
Mlotana 1t ttirv Station. East Park and Grant. 1Z5 East Park street.
2244 S. Arizona. Ames Grocery, Thomson's Park Studio,
Butte Battlry ('o., 316½ N. Main St. 217 East Park Street.
119, S. \lMontana St. Hanson's Cash Grocery, VULCNIZING
__ ___ 605-7 S. Main St. OPTICIANS
T. J. McCarthy, OPTICIANS J. L. Mathiesen, Vulcanistg
('LOTAIs NLEANING 64 E. Broadway. 40 East Galena.
AN PESSIN McCarthy-Bryant & Co., Montana Jewelry Co., W. J. Trudgeon,
317-319 East Park Street. Opticians, Etc., Gates' "Half-Sole" Tires,
........... A73 East Park Bt. 45 East Galena.
Bernard Jatoby, Arlzoua Cash Market,
19 ,; S. Dakota Street. 429 S. Arizona St. Towle-Winterhalter-Hannican
- Bishop Bros., 101 W. Park St. VARIETIES
CLOTHING AND TAI- Powell Jewelry Co.,
112 N. Main St. Lamubert's Variety Store,
L()RING FOR MEN GENTS' FURNISH- 206 West Park Street.
ug 4 'Ialor, IN (,S OUTFITTERS WELDING
17 West Park Street.
Allen & )a'noll, Murphy ,Money Back Store, Francis J. Early, Vulcan Welding Works,
2)7 East Park. 65 E. Park St. 715-719 E. Front St. 116-118 S. Wyoming
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ON THE OUTSIDE,
(1 -- - .------ - 0.
By S('OTT NEARING
The workers r1f the world are on
the outside oif ii' peace conference,
looking in. They fought the war;
they sacriftid. si lferted and died for
it: they mnltt i5a for it. The work
ers of the Worlde carried the war, as
they carry everything else, x01 U r
biroad, bent haks. Yet, w.en Le
pac -conference aase l M q
Was U rot a single re flYte 1V f
the workers at the table.
There is a working class govern
ment in Russia. It was denied a place
at the peace table.
There are powerful, active labor
organizations in Italy, France, Eng
land and the United States. Their
membership runs into the millions.
They are the backbone of the indus
trial movement of the proletariat.
The only voice they have at the peace
councils is that of George N. Barnes,
a delegate selected by Lloyd George,
and Brit4sh Tqryism.
'The soclalist ilovenmeit of Mifjp
LM ioitieoae1 etszre agi
ternational movement. At the peace
table its only spokesman is Emil
Vandervelde of Belgium-a repre
sentative of one of the "lesser pow
ers;" a man who has practically
ceased to be an internationalist.
The workers make up nine-tenths
of the world's population. They are
that "greater number" for whose
greatest good democracy was. pro
claimed. They, hew the wood, draw
the water, build the fire, and "carry
on" life. There are more than nine
workers in the wfldf or each Gp
"iiifdt:''Yet;,atbthe i ce cini'ei'nle '
for each representative of labor.
Do the workers of the world want
peace? TJley sh6uld take to heart
the saying of old Captain John Smith,
"If you want a thing done well, do
it yourself!" In this case that is the
easiest way and likewise it is the only
Our United States war cost up to
date has been over $26,000,000,000.
This includes nearly $8,000,000,000
loaned to our "associates.''
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