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TELEPHONE RATES ADVANCE
STREET CAR FARES TO GO UP
A nr .test n.p.itinp vill h i h tid i lition l;il ;I r.: i - ,,1, ~ n.it n .f a
A protest meeting will be held at
Judge Lynch's court room tonight,
llay 17, to consider the recent ad
vance in telephone rates. Other ad
vances and unfair prices will be dis
cussed, es;pecially the contemplated
advance of. :treet car fares to 10c,
the 1 utte Street Railway conlpany
already having made a demand of
the utilities commission for permlis
sion for an advance in rates. Ev
eryone interested is invited to attend
A meeting was held last Saturday
e(vening and many phases of the why
and why not of the advance wa:; dis
cussed. Fotur nmemlbers of the bar
were present, but not. one business
mali., nor a membler of the Chamber
of Commll rce inlvestigating co lililit
tei'. If this committee really wanted
to co-operate with the commlion n pleo
pile, this was their opportunity to
secure tronl themn opinions anti in
formnation that would lead to a set
tiement of the uiifair advance. Nearly
every speaker voiced the sentiment
that the business interests and dif
fereint organizations were not inter
ested in the problemls of the rank
and file of the people and that it was
only to the working class we could
looK for real reformi. All the people
present took exceptions to the fact
that professional buisiiess menll had
ignored the meeting of protest, and
thlie delegates from tlhe various un
lolls anLd women' ls orgallizations prob
ably took this report back to their
ninembers. The Minor and il'.ost ig
nored hie meeting and re.tolutioils
in their press notices.
Without a dissentiing vote, the cit
izens *assenmbled at this liit,'titlg
agreeld to ignore their telephone hiills,
at the suggestion of P'eter Itrten.
prolminent- attorney. The leople Is
ing 'phones had contlracted for tlhie
at $2 per mointlh and whenaever tlhe
tlelphone colnmpany sent a corrlect
Statenment, paynielnt should be madi..
Peter Breen stated that lie was uil
der the ilnlpresci.on that the teleplhoine
collipany was operatiu ng ulawfullty
ill this tiutie. and if so, alit t.h y
.were lookiing for troubille. \re cotitii
take the mliatter to the prol'll' a; r
David WVittenblt'rg, altornety, 'e
portcted that lie had ia cl'onfernce swith
the manager of thlie companytly. who
stated that the c ie:,ltllln y ha!: lost
$4ui00,000 last year ill ..lontal ta, biut
also acknowledged that ithe advutnello
would amount to $9,00.000l- or a
lirofit of a cool half million dlollars;
--.providing the cotmpanIy hail really
made a loss last year. Time tnana-ger
also acknowledged that I they paid
dividelds on a basis of seven mil
lion dollars calpitalization., but for
taxation lpurploses turnedllc in it valll
;lioin of two miillioll dollar:s.
Alderman Ernest I Hidtcastle
voiced his disapproval and patlicu
larly mentioned that airt of the
;,tatement miiade to the telephlonet
sulbscribers---that the profits of tih
comllpany weilt to the govcrnllmelnt.
\Vhen we all know that the iprofits
of the conlpany were paid tia the
stockholders at the regular rate of
dividend they paid before the war
for several years, he want ci to knlow
why they should nltake such ian alh
.toltitetly false statei ent. .AIr. Ilard
astllc road a comillllunllticatiol flont
tie ('ascade County tiar asisocii.ltioit
advising their clients not to pay their
telleplhoile bill at the advance, and
if teleplhones were retlloved for non
payment that the bar association
would bring stlit frete of charge.
Mrs. II. N. Kennedy shlow,'cl tlhat
in some cities of the state thet rate
had advanced 25e, othelrs 5')r, .la
tlule10 alone was privileged to ipy
ilan advance of $1.
Another p'rominentll ladtl: stat',i
that wei llust not put ainty cionfidence
in the report to conic frollt thie rom
nlitel appointed by tile ('hahlb'l.r of
Conmmerce, blt u se sullch ino as t he
imanager of the MIoltana Poiwar coin
plilly and the manllatger of th:l street
railway company were nlot goilg to
bring in a reportl adlvelrse to the rill
ing of another pu!ilie utility ciorpiora
tion. Another nmember of the coii
7de Icr the A U, ices of the
Sons and Daughters of Norway
A SCANDIA HALL
-ll '. i I 'Iv .iiii .\la 17
At Ebight o'Clock
l'Srgr tm 5efreshnents o)aneing
F E TAdmission, "r50 a I'orso' n
IDellville Orchet;:' ti
Sunday, May 18, 2p.m.
318 NORTH WYOMING ST.
Speakers in Different Languages
ILL ; 1s i lu m alretPoy iteparte(1 10r a
two nionths' vleatitnII in Tennessee
This lady voiceid tlei sentiment of
mlost of tho.se p1tessit that this colll
mnitteo was :!!u,5 inted after it wa
lnrned that th l pe )ple expected tc
hold a protest leoetinlg. and was ap
pointe:d for the purI'pose of canmou
flage only. and ih1:t she had been in
formed t'hait they would bring in a
report that owing to government con
Irol the people wiolld have to pay
thlle adlxance, when we all knew the
company paid dividt'nds as. usual un
der gover nIteIIlt c1'otrol and even if
materials had adva:,-etd 112 per cent
that madie no difference to their
profits and losec., lithe governmnent
did inot allow Ithem i buy any equip
ment during the war; furthermnore,
that the governlllmOlt had writtetn to
the Challitber of ('oailierei- BIillings.
and probably to otlhrs and they had
not mentioned it, statling that the
governmt it held !itrge supplies of
eCqlipll('!ent for telegraph and tele
phone extension., btcause of the early
closing of the war. iwhiich they would
like to dispose of aitd would enter
tain bids for samite.
rtI,ot .ier lady stia ted that she qulite
aigreed with the tIelephonioe (licomplany
oi'presentative whenl he stated that
it was ridilcullots to call a mass 1lmet
ing to protest this itiiall anld neces
sary advancle. Shd stated that we
worn pay ing and haid been paying
frtom 5011 to flll per cent too muchtit
for nearlly everiythlillg we used or
ltllrchlascd. ttld as' far as she was
conctrnet-d cwas gladl tihe companiliy hail
tdl\:inlced Ill:' rate-I so s. to brillng
tl!hese m!att .s to a cli'iixi and pelr
hb ps .llow ls to [9and off c lntenm
piteod adv:ntees all along the lin".
Attornlley Warren ('Colnan. Attorney
Lewis Sit ith aind !amantiy representa
Ilivces fromi the tunitons, especially 1'Mr.
Kerrigan, m111ade( reml,,lks plrtinent to
the subject .
It is hopled there will lie a large
and thuthlsia-ti mneeting lis thileven
in o. oi r i niess socth(i!ling i,, dtoel to
wrdll's ('Pheeking :diiinees 1and de
lining 1,ricesr of nl-e, sarie;, such as
food, coal ;l(and shoes. a lmere work
inlnt orll a wage or sait!iay earnier
will ntl lie able tl keep the home
fires blll'llillg. tIli pOt botilllng. alld
the kiddies shold this colning fall adll
I Today's Anniversary.
Montreal w'ill celebrate its 277th
birthdlay tomIol'rrowi for it was on
.\May 1S, 16142. that the first settle
menLlt on tlhe island was foundellld Iby
lie have Siouti de IMoisonnouve. Tile
latter and his company of 41) men
tand women landed at Quelle in 1641
and tlenlt thli williter ill tile ancient
caplilol of New Francell. Earl-y in
,lay the little party, ac:.omlanllled by
the governo),", set out for the island
ill a f!eet consistingt of a small flat
bottomedl sailing craft. a pinacllae and
two row Ioats. On May 1ilth they
landed on tile Place Royale. which
Ihd been suggested, y Chminplain as
a good site for a seotlemient. Ville
Marie, as Montreal was knoiin in
early history. was for many years
in a state of collstilllt sIege against
tie bloodthirsty lrp)nois, who had
ben suppllied with firearmnls by the
I)ullcll traders, but it survived all the
assaults of thle mnerciles:s nciOly.
. POOR FLIES
C.. i.. at that nice,
FL-O )PET smooth, shiney
j Today We Celebrate.
TwIvenlieth .nllnivt.'esary (,t' 1hI, Ihirst
IHaguel I'e:.ce ('onl, 1( -li((I.
Twevnty :,ears ago tI:)i u ii.i a
18, 1890, thle tirsat i[rttt : ln
peace confer:'enl was ol ltod iti The
Hague, ind the anniversary of thii
epochal event was ct!el'init'd ti
"Peace Dayv" in kilo t of the ounl!t:iet
of Emnlop'e and Amlerica trfo,, the
After its t'e t:iilishtillent ite per
1ian1ent cOult of arbitration at T'e
l-ilgue w ,s ' ulhd ion to decide dis
Iputes between the I'nit'dt Stats land
ilexico, Venclzuiela il nll its creditorI
nations. IFrancle. Germany anliId tre.at
-I itain \ versus ,lapi) n. Friice anHlld
lellilany, (Great iBritain anid .'sFrant
Norlway ad Sweden. the li 'nitlle
States and (l' .at Britain, tife i'nited
States tand Vl:o zuela, Rnssiis itand
Tur, key. dtoly and Peru. ;:m! France,
and Italy. Nearly all of then dif
ftrelnces were f llinor nature111111 , anillld
none of them, h111e ('asabllancal dis
put t betwee n Germany mil Firanie
possibly excepted, wihitl have i'been
like'y to bring about \\ulrfart'.
The historic gllatherling at The
Hague was tollowetl a liiost illlll
diately by ai n appeal to the 'rbitrla
mlent of arins, when lIritisher anti
Boer lacetd each otiher ill a deathl
struggle for the posse.siontl iof Soullth
Africa. A few years later lpin lod
Iussia engaged ifn a terrific confliti t,
Then itlly ai nd 'l'rk y 'll claitshc. , iex
ito was swept by flalllees of civil war,
and the Balkans resounded to the
roar of cannon. Finally canto the
:lst llllnd glreatest of all Warils he
World has seen, lie ( one which is now
ended Irinalll y by the signinllg of the
Tilhe Ilagule as Ili' soelt of a oll't
ofi iarbilltltin wiil give w y lito Gt
ne'vl as thie lpertmiinilll t se' t of lithe
leitge of nation.' which i:; ldesilgned
to tdo away witlh iwar. F'or u1111111ti i -
it,'s :nike it mlay be hoped that it
\wiiii b more sulccr sl ull tihtn the, first
att, ltlpt at abolishing :ti ed conflict.
The( New York Stock Exchn'Iiige.
'The New Yorlk Stock exchllanuge had
its Ibeginnings 127 yearl' ago today.
May 17. 1792, when 2I firms and
inldividuals, engaged in dealing ill
stoiks ill New Yolrk, entered illnto 111n
agreltment to deal with each other
and boycott the Ipublic aiction!ls of
stocks and securities, anl d to nlmaill
t1in a certain commiissionl. The ro
kiri c rried on (11 I 'll sillss in Wllt was
tllhen known as the "Now York Stock
Exchange Ioard.,"' and the systenf
\wa- v!very su; enssfullI. 'rT .lty-'five
lyear Is t el', 1 17, they $ elffectted it
more form1al organization and adop
tld ita citistitil tioll. The opigilnal was,
$'hanged ill 1863 to the Now Yorki
IUntil 1565 lnembership in the ex
1change wis secured in payment of an
illitiationll fe of $3,000. In tile year.
tmentioned this 'provision rtwas abol
ishedl, and the lostck exchange s$eat,
Ibecame subIe)(t to lpurchase alnd "ale.
The hightl1 price paid for al seal
tiep to 1S7S was $8~,i00. After that
thle plie p of n plaice amnoig tile finall
t:inl mighty hogan1 to soar. It reach
ed $i32,o000 itn 18 2 and $34,0l0 ill
1885. Then there( was a slump in
tile qNuotations for a pecriod of years,
bult in 1899 a new uplward trend wasl
inaugulrated, and it reached $95,000
in 1905 and 1906. This price eon
stitlltst the rIort d. The hIighest
price paid ill 1914 efore tie ex
change was closed on actcount i of lhe'
war, iwas $55,000. Ilut lthe cost of
doing busintess l on the exchange ihas
again ri;en. and ;i few' weeks lIgo lI
seat was sold for $78,000,)).
ll'hin the parent organlization of
th11 New York Stock exchange wIi
formed in 1792,. New York lhad a
population of only labout 30.000. and
'he brokers of that period usually
carried oil their busiless Ias a side
line. The following financial adver
ti.nlent is inldicative of the versa
lility of the brokers of the infant
mletropolis of the new-bolrn repub
"Archibald Blair has a broker's
Office and comminission store at 16
Little Queen storet. where le b)uys
teculriries, also old continletal mon
3y. He has for stile Janlaica ran,.
oRf ,tlgan, )io iroll, luhmber anid try
In the early days of the exchange
he attendance of brokers was ,lll
Insory. unless ill or out of the city.
ind thovn who failed to fulfill their
luty il this regard were fined six
'ents for each day they were absent
lhen stocks weghre called.
* :k, r
Gr'uit's \1horld Tour.
It wao) on May 17. 1877, just 42
tlars a.ho ody. ohat lrllnt started
n his famloOUS trip iroul'Ounld th1e worhl.
y: u greot wohliar ha a become known
n rver- ]illld and1! his miilitary prow
pnc had o(, the suejehct of Iurch
plscussionI toi so malny yours that his
'id wa.s morle like a triuhnlhal pu'o
as.ios thai f rIle visit yo foreagn
If vou waht to se.ll, tuy, exchangs
>r rent. nre Bulletin want ads. They
Rulletin Bonsters should patronize
The Bulletin job printing
department is now equipped to
turn out your joh printing.
Prices right, quality right,
service right. If you expect
our thousands of readers to
know who you are, where
you are, when you have your
picnics, etc. See that your job
printing comes to our plant
and we will see that the public
is informed about you and
I01 SOITHl ID IO ST.
OF BUTTE "
y OUR firm mname in tlhis list will be seen and discussed by very menm
bc" of lIthe family. If you seek the patronage of the workers, make a
sure of first getting their good-will by advertising in their paper--tihe
only paper in Bull te hat is pulblislied iin the intcrests of your customers.
NOT THE LARGEST CIRCULATION
BUT THE LARGEST PROVEN RESULTS
Wage-Earners' Shopping Guide
AUTO REPAIR CLOTHING AND TAI- HATS FOR MEN POOL ROOMS
SHOPS LORING FOR MEN Nickerson The Hatter, Lambro's Pool Hall,
112 W. Park street. 42 E. Park St.
Lacey Aut) Repair and Service
Shop, Big 4 Tailor, RESTAURANTS
1126 Utah. 17 West Park Street. HARDWAREA
Allhn & Darnell, Leland Cafe,
Grand Avenue Repalr Shop, Sewell's Hardware, 72 East Park street.
Corner Harrison and 207 East Park. 221 East Park street. Spokane Cafe.
Grand. Shirley Clothes Shop, Shiners, Furniture, 17 South Main St.
Auto Repair Machine Shop 14 North Main. 76 East Park Street. Moxom Cafe,
M. G. SMI 'H. 401 S. Wyoming - 29 W. Broadway.
CHIROPRACTIC JEWELERS 69 East Park Street.
Golden West Cafe,
AUTOS BOUGHT Montana Jewelry Co., 227 S. Main.
AUTOS BOUGHT Flora W. Emery Opticians, Etc..
AND SOLD Room 9, Silver Bow Block. 73 East Park street. Handley's Cayoming.,
People's Loan Otfce. 2 N. Wyoming.
28% East Park street. . lar: .
CIII II PAi\R ORS Brodie, the Jeweler,
E. H. Rupert, 40 East Park street. Savoy (afte,
228 S. Arizona St. Classic ChilParlor, Powell Jewelry Co., 84 East Park.
Classic Chili ao 112 N. Main St.
210 North Main. 1. S
BANKS 21 North Main. SHOES
LAGER BEER Chicago Shoe Store,
Yegen Bros., Bankers, Best Yet Butter Shop, 7 S. Main street.
Park and Dakota streets. 322 S. Main St. Waikover Shoe Co.
k ad Dkti St. 46 W. Park Street.
Blue Bird Butter Shop, ,Iagar lBcer Extract
BATHIS. 209½ w. Tark St.. A. GItAF, 726 S. MONT. Peter Brinig. 39 E. 'Park.
459 E. Park street.
team Baths, LADIES' TAILOR SPECALISTS
504 E. Broadway. J. Durst,
_DRUGGISTS__ _ Ladics' Tailor and IIabit
Maker. Dr. W. H. IHaviland,
BUTC ERSP Jacques Drg Co., Phone 2764 Room 436 71 West Park St.
19657 Harrison avenua. Za hoenix Bldg.
504 W. Park SHOE REPAIRING
XWashinglon Mm 3rklt,
Central iXh' kel, DENTISTS LADIES' McManus Shoe Shop,
323 North Ali.n. GARMENTS .5 . Wyoming.
Western Meat Co., Progressive Shoe Shop,
121 E. Park St. Union Dentists, Popular Ladies' Garment Store, 1721 Harrison Ave.
Independent Market, Third Floor Rialto Bldg. 63 East Park Street.
203 South Main. The International Store,
210 E. Park. SECOND HAND
BAKERIES FURNITURE CLOTHING
MEN'S OUTFITTERS CLOTHINGRY, ETC.
t JEWELRY, ETC.
117 E. Park St. Shiner's, Furniture, Emporium Clothes Shop.
Manhattan Bakery, 75 E. Park street. 34 E. Park. Uncle Sam's Loan Office,
205 W. Park. , B. Kopald Co., Furniture, Fashion Tailoring, 11 S. Wyoming.
Dahl's Bakery, 58 West Broadway. 47 P . Park.
107 N. Montana Street. Palace Clothing & Shoe Store,
83-55 E. l'ark St.
Roya Bae ,Main. GROCERIES Montana Clothing and Jewelry TAILORS
Home Bakiing Co., -_ __103 S. Arizona. Fashion Tailoring Co.,
Olympia St. O. K. Store, 47 \V. P'ark St.
iu r: cith y,24 E. Park St. Bernard Jacoby, Tailor;
- 7lif., Nili .Xiiii. Bouchera, 19 ½ S. Dakota street.
1BS: \\'isti' . 27 W. Park St. Montana Tailors,
J. R. Becky, 425 N. Main street.
Con Lowrey, 2701 Elm St. MEAT MARKETS E. Zuhl, Tailor,
309 N. Main. Allen's Grocery, 504 W. Park street.
Pastime l;arher Shop and Pool 1204 E. Second street.
RIoom, Kermode, Groceries, Ed's Market, Dundee Woolen Mills,
210 North Main St. 421 East Park street. 500 East Park. 62 West Park Street.
Park Barber Shop, Poynter's Caosh . W. OertelStore,
86 E. Park. S. F. T. A. Cash Grocery, PIHIOTOGRAPHY 431½ s. Arlsona St.
627 Eas:t Galena Street. Big 4,
BATTERIES T.J. McCarthy, Thomson's P'ark Studio, 17 W. Park St.
IRECIIARGED 4 E. BIroadway. 217 East Park Street.
McCarthly-Blryant & t Co., UNDERTAKERS
Montana Iattery Station, 317-319 East Park Street. POOL HALLS -
224 S. Arizona. Ilshop Bros.,
Butte Battery Co., 10 alnt St Golden Gate Pool I-Hall, 3132 North Main street.
119 S. Montana St. White House Grocery, 272 East Park.
_508 WVest Park. Daniels & Bilboa, Undertakers,
CLOTHES CLEANING OPTICIANS 125 East Park street.
AND PRESSING CENTS' FURNISH- VULCANIZING
ING Montana Jewelry Co.,
Bernard Jacoby, 'INGS Opticians, Etc.,
Ber ar . iJ o ota Steet.__ 73 East Park St. J. L. Mathlesen, Vulecanilsing,
Powell Jewelry Co., 40 East Galena
Muilrphy Money Back Store, 112 N. Main St. Butte Vulcanizing Works,
TOI'l\(' CO AND 6s5 E. Park St. -- _--- 1942 tHarrison Ave.
C()N FEICTIONS NISHERS UTFITTERS . WELDING
___6 1 I() E 1 '' 11 .~ _ OUTFIT TERS
Pat lMcKenna, National Supply Co., Francis J. Early, Oxy-Acetylene We 'ding W'orks,
314 North Main. 10 W'. Mercury. 715-719 E. Front St. 130 South Arizona.