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COUNTY AUDITOR PUTS
"WIDOW SLEUTH" ON PAN
Mrs. Sullivan Reviews Reasons For Her
Refusal to O. K. Bills For "Services"
Presented by. A. B. Cohen. Declares
In a letter to the county commissioners ini which she ex
plains her reasons for refusing to approve the bill for services
as an alleged investigator of iindigent widows of A. B. Cohen,
County Auditor Nellie Sullivan scathingly arr'igns both the
members of the boarid oft clouinty conunissio.ers and Cohen.
Allegations that Cohen's work as an investigator was valueless,
to the county, that his arbitrary appointment m ih the .ommis
sioners was without due warrant in law ald hait considerable
of the time lie was carried oin the couinty payroll as all inves
ligator of widows he was engaged in solicitiogi votes for ia
canididate in the recent municipal camplign, arl e mniade.
,The letter, which is one of the most senthiiing documenits
from one official to another ever madle public in Silver ,\\ow
county has been made public by Mrls. Sulli'van. lin fill, it. is as
Butte, Mont., May 15, 1919.
Board of County Commissioners, Sil
ver Bow County, Butte, Mont.
Gentlemen: I have before me bills
of A. B. Cohen covering services al
leged to have been rendered the coun
ty commissioners' office-12 days in
March, 1919, $58.07, and the whole
of April, 1919, $150, total $208.07.
You have this day asked me to take
immediate action on these bills.
All the circumstances surround
ing Mr. Cohen's appointment and the
presentation to this office of his
claims are clouded with suspicion.
On May 1, these claims were present
ed on regular salary blanks-used
exclusively by deputies in county of
fices-wherein Mr. Cohen was de
scribed as a "deputy county clerk
and recorder." I immediately pre
sented these salary bills to the clerk
and recorder for his "0. K.," and was
informed that Mr. Cohen was not a
deputy in that office. About two days
later these claims again appeared on
salary blanks, wherein Mr. Cohen ap
peared to be attached to the coin
thissioners' office. Subsequently,
these claims appeared in their pres
ent form-on regular county bill
Upon several occasions since these
bills were filed, I have endeavbred
to secure from your body some def
inite statement as to the exact nature
of the work Mr. Cohen is alleged to
have done. Mr. Cohen himself, on
two occasions, advised me that he
was investigating matters relating
to the "widows' pension" list only,
but today your chairman told me in
Mr. Cohen's presence that lie was
also making investigations with re
lation to the "poor" list.
I am advised by counsel that it ap
pears to be within your authority to
appoint assistants in your own office
in connection with work which by
statute is under your jurisdiction.
The operation of the "widows' pen
sion" law, as amended, devolves upon
the district judge, his appointees,
the probation officer, with two as
sistants, and the county attorney
most capable officers and thorough
ly competent to handle these mat
ters properly; I question your right
to autocratically step in and attempt
to appoint an assistant for these of
ficers. All matters relating to the de
pendent poor, outside the operation
of the county hospital and poor farm,
are exclusively within the jurisdic
tion of the county auditor's office,
and I deny your right to appoint a
deputy to. accomplish the work of
that office or of any other electi'e
office in this county, except your own.
I have also, since these bills were
filed, made several requests that I
be furnished with a statement of the
work Mr. Cohen is alleged to have
done, so that I might act intelligently
upon these claims. Promises have
been made that such a statement
would be submitted and my amaze
nient is, therefore, very great today
when you refuse to deliver such a
statement, but demand immediate
action on the bills. However, I am
in possession of copies of that cer
tain letter, dated May 1, addressed
to your body by Mr. Cohen, in which
le refers to the work he is alleged
to have done and to which is attached
a report on 10 out of 164 cases lie
claims to have investigated, which
I am led to believe is the only report
Mr. Cohen has made.
Were I to cast aside as of no value
the reasons for my objections stated
above, this letter with report, which
I will analyze step by step, would of
itself be sufficient ground for a dis
approval of these bills. Mr. Cohen
says: "I have investigated 164
cases." This may be true, but you
refuse to submit any proof of such
statement. Quoting again from his:
letter: "While it has been almost
impossible to secure real accurate in
formation, I feel that you can rely a
great deal on the information I have
secured." How ridiculous! Nothing
but real accurate information is per
missible in the handling of our de
pendent poor if justice is to be done.
lie further says "there are several
Theatrical Stage Em
ployes and Moving Pic
.hire Machine Operators
Will Give Their
Dancing From 11 p. m. to ?
who draw from both funds, namely,
the widows' pension and poor." This
is true, but never have I given to a
pensioner any aid from the poor fund
unless specifically directed to do so
by the hoard. I now pass to the re
port attached to the above mentioned
letter and will comment on each
case in the order there given. The
report is prefaced: "The following
are the names of persons on the poor
and widows' pension that I would
recommend to be dropped for the
"Arklander, Hilma, 66 Walnut St.,
W. P. $35.00. Has man living with
her at 904 East Broadway."
This is not true; there is no such
number as 904 East Broadway. Mrs.
Arklander lives with her children at
66 Walnut street and her neighbors
speak well of her. On account of her
alienage she has been transferred to
the poor list and now receives gro
ceries, $25 per month.
"Adams, T. M., 129 East Alumin.
um, rear, poor fund, $16 rent. No
such number on that street."
This is not true. The number is
there and so plainly in view that a
person must be half blind not. to be
able to distinguish it easily from the
middle of the roadway.
"Connell, Nora, 336 East Summit,
W. P. $25. Does not live there."
It is true Mrs. Connell does not
live there; she resides at 733 Utah
avenue, which fact could easily have
been ascertained if the supposed in
quiry had been made in all sincerity.
Is it such a crime for a widow to have
changed her address that she should
be cut off from aid?
"Cramer, Mrs. Julia, 226% So.
Wyoming, rent, $7. Not living there.
House for rent for last two months."
The address on our records is
"2261% So. Wyoming, cabin No. 8."
There are quite a number of cabins
in the rear of 226% and a little of
common sense searching should have
located this tenant in about two
"Young, Mary, 307 East Granite,
$12.50 for care of child; child has
been sent away."
Mrs. Young notified tme on March
15, when she last drew aid for this
child, that the child would be leaving
town by the end of that month. At
her own request, therefore, we cut
her off at that 'time.
"Polijan, Mary, 2117 Spruce St.,
W. P. $30. Married to butcher run
ning shop on East Second St.; could
not get any information from them."
On my recommendation, due to
the information this office had de
veloped, this party was cut off on
"Maki, Aino, 926 Talbot Ave., W.
P., $20. Married Aug. 30, 1918."
On my recommendation, due to in
formation this office had developed,
this party was cut off in March.
"Lynch, Julia, 202 East Pacific,
W. P., $30. Married Jan. 8, 1919."
On my recommendation, due to in
formation this office had developed,
this party was cut off in March.
"Barry, Mary, 613 No. Wyoming,
W. P., $35 and $20 for care of five
children of her own. One is over 16;
for care of two children whose par
ents are dead."
This party receives $35 from the
widows' pension for the care of only
four of her own children; this
amount does not include the child
who is over 16. The court has also
awarded her $20 per month for the
care and keep of two children whose
parents are dead. There is no reason
for her to be deprived of any of this
"Walsh, Anna, 707 N. Montana,
W. P., i20; groceries $17, and $15
for care of four children. Mrs. Blair
gives this address also and draws the
$15; she lives at 1600 Yale avenue."
Mrs. Walsh receives the $20 from
widows' pension for account of het
own child. She gets $17 of groceries
for the care and keep of two Sullivan
children, and Mrs. Blair, her sister,
has been awarded $15 per month for
the care and keep of the other Sul
livan child; there is no reason fot
either of these two women to be de
prived of the aid they are receiving.
Now, gentlemen, if Mr. Cohen's
report on these 10 names is a fair
measure of the quality of work he
is alleged to have done in connection
with 154 other cases, then I have no
hesitation in saying that the value
of his services to Silver Bow county
in all of these matters is an absolute
Another serious and convincing
fact that supports my contention
that these bills do not represent prop
er claims against the county is this:
During a large portion of the time
you allege that Mr. Cohen was in
your employ lie was working for a
certain campaign committee during
the last city election, for which work
he was well paid; this is a matter
that is quite generally known about
town among those who profess a
knowledge of politics and is sub
stantiated by the records of the com
mittee. Strange, is it not, that all
you gentlemen escaped having knowl
IDon't Waste Your Money i
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DRESS SHIRTS i
lh1 ui l'lfu l n)e('li ('('o5, all Iul el'lSller I 1(d Z('-. s 'ie l "x l
spec'ial, for three days only, $1.50, vtalues i 75C
If you pocketbook is your guide, come and see us. U
U. 34 EAST PARK ST.
edge of this fact right up to the time
your ehairman "0. K.d" tlhse bills:
This last mentioned cirenumistatLnce
viewed in connection with all the
matters related above the suspi
clons surrounding the presenltatlion
of these bills, your refusal to sublltit
a report covering Mr. ('ohmn's alleged
activities, the tact that the only re
port available to me prove(s that Ihe
has not earned one penny of com
pensation, your lack of aulthority to
inake an appointlment covering work
of this nature---this last circulll
stance, I say, treated ill con 'n t ionll
with all the foregoing, compels me
to take unfavorable action; the bills
are, therefore, disapproved and handll
ed you herewith.
BUTTE PRESS CLUB IS
HOSI AT "TUTCH LUNCH"
New Organization's Quar
ters on West Granite St.
Is Scene of Informal
Party. Will be Repeated.
Mellmbers of the recently organized
Butte Press club were hosts last
night at a house warming party in
the quarters of the new organiza
tion, 27% West Granite street.
Members of the local printing trades
and affiliated crafts and their ladies
were guests of the club memllllers
and a good, old-fashioned time was
During the course of the evening
a "Dutch lunch" was served and the
light-footed among those present en
joyed dancing. Brief addresses were
made by Secretary F. I. K.enney,
Guy Newkirk and Bruce Smith.
The club plans on holding social
sessions several times each month.
By FERDINAND FREILIGRATH.
No open blow in an open fight-
But with quips and quirks they
By creeping treachery's secret blight
The western Calmnucks have slain
The fatal shaft in the dark did fly;
I was struck by an ambushed
And here in the pride of my strengthl
Like the corpse of a rebel brave!
With a deathless scorn in my dying
In my hand the sword still cher
"Rebellion!" still for my shout of
In my manhood untainted I per
Oh! gladly, full gladly the Pruss and
The grass from my grave would
But Germany sends me, with Ilun
Three salvos to honor my bier.
And the tattered poor man takes his
On my head the cold sods heaving;
HIe casts them down with a diligent
Where the glory of toil is cleav
And a garland of flowers and May he
On my burning wounds to cast;
His wife and his daughter the wreath
Farewell! Farewell! thou turbulent
Farewell to you! Armies engag
Farewell! cloud canopied fields of
Where the greatness of war is
Farewell! but not for ever farewell!
They can not kill the spirit, my
In thunder I'll rise on the field where
More boldly to fight out another.
When the last of crowns like glass
On the scene our sorrows have
And the people the last dread
"guilty" shall speak,
By our side ye shall find me un
On Rhine, or on Danube, in word
You shall witness, true to his vow,
On the wreck of thrones, in the midst
of the freed,
The rebel who greets you now!
-The London Call.
MAYOR APPOINTS WOMAN
TO LOOK AFTER MORALS
Mrs. Louise Winchester of
the Council of Defense Is
Given Position. Alder
men to Fix Duties.
tittl|: now has a rIeal woman wel
fare worker, whose0 duty it will he tco
look after the morals or hhe youth of
the City. Alnnoun('tment ,has beeti
tImle by Mayor Stodtden that Mr,..
Loti:;e Winchester, 1121 West W\ool
I1an11 slteet, ihas been appointetd I,
In al unollun intg Ithe ippi)ilit m11nt,
I!:tayor Stldden stated that he hlad
decided on MrsA. Winchelster's duties
tlonly in a general way, stating that
tIlhe' ctual outline of her work wooultd
e lift to tihe nlembers of the cit,
couoncil. Mrs. W inhc 'ster is chail
man of the Silver Bow omimrittcee of
wetlare workers for tlhe state coitni
cil of defense.
Bulletin Want Ads Get
Results. Phone 52.
- Is the Workingman 's Paper
The work of making this paper
successful depends not so much
on the management as it does
upon the efforts of its supporters.
The Workers should encourage
the merchant whose advertise
ment is found in the columns
of the Bulletin by giving him a
liberal patronage. It requires
some nerve these days of Iron Heel sup
pression to stand up and be counted. All
lovers of liberty and a square deal must
It Is Up To You, Mr. Worker
I NO ANNEXATIONS
By W. N. EW\VERI in London Nation.
Note by the Editor.--The an
nouncelntlnt that tli lBritish empi.re
is to be tho "mandattory" for tGerttan
East Africa. (Gehr o'i \Vest Africa,
Naura, the (GOnlhman tmoan, Islands
and all tlilt (Ge1'11o1 1 island posse.,
sions south of tht I llltorl, has 1)1ro
voked an Eniglish poet in the London
Nation to the foll tug satiric lines:
"No annexationll'?"' \\' agree!
We did lnot drawt the sword for
But to keep little l nations free;
And surely, surely. It is plain
That land andlll looit' we must dis
BIut, still-- we cannll wtell 'restore
To the grimi Teuton's iron yoke
The countries that the ruled before,
Rebind onI liberatetod folk
'The cruel fetters that we broke,
The grievous burtlden that they bore.
Of course it halppenls a11 we know -
That '"Ge'tnuti Easl" lta. fert ile
\Wiherte corn nd cot1 n ('O r i will
That Togoland is rich inl oil.
That natives call ie Iiitadt to toil
For wages white iimeni coullnt too low.
'l'lhat ltmany a wealthy dilthiiond-mieo
\lakes Soutlhwvst Afrii· a prize,
That river-daln and rail\waly Ite
(A profitable ente'rprise I
May miake a paying puradi.oe
Of liagdad nitl of Palestine.
Hlowever, this is by the way;
We ido not fight for things like
Ilut to destroy a despot's swlay.
'ito giuard to ' aIlt ielt lilberties
We cannot11111 help it if it leltas
The gods; to otke the process lpay.
\VWe cannotl help it if ourl Fate
I)eco thatill war ill freedIolll's aI1t1e1('
Shall hlandsomelly reIunlllllerate
()ur uling classes. 'l'was I(to ; nll
In earlier days we always 'cinell
Not to innex, but liberato.
BARBERS VOTE TO
STRIKE FOR MOONEY
At tih regular mein ing of thi
llarbtrs' i nion hllld last iight, a
ballot oln the quesliont of Igoing out
on str ike in behalf of Tho as
Il(olauov, inow soerving aI lilfe sentouce
in California by (,ason of a olnvic
tion secured in the district court of
.au l'raneac.e on alleged t perjured
testitniony. retslllted il a vot of :12
to 9 in favor of the strilke. This is
only a partiall vote as manl y of' thel'
Ilembers wereu abslt. At the next
•egular meeting, Junoe 2. a omple tel
vote from all lthe real'lll ilni lg 111I1
htrs will be taken.
The BuIlletin is hereR It to stay.
BIRD'S-EYE VIEW OF ATFLANTIC CITY
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CITY AND COUNTY DECOODS
Fl' yd 1. I.lsel;rough (31), I)owr
1,dg", and A.ne\ , W . Ilivers (21 ),
'I')To Mr. and MIrs. I Vingh W. (1ar
'To ,lr. and Mrs.I John I1. W\arre,'
227 Aluae· ula iod, son, May 12.
To Mr. :and Alli. Antholy 1)olherly,
Ifl las:t ('enter sitree'lt, daughtlr',
To Mr. and AlMrs. BIasil Simiioi, S
V l\eht street,. sti, May l .
To Mr. iand MArs. John McRae,
113 :2 ~V'sI \V'tioliiia , daughter,
T'o Mr. tanld Al'Mrs. lDennis Shet, 22
Iast, ('l)peer :-I re, , daughter,
''o Alr. and Mr's. William (O'Neill,
71 .%. Nortih MAlonIana street, soln,
To MAlr. nand Ml rs. Josephl 1F.
Dionne, 1017 ()'regull av ol , son,
May 1l .,
To Air'. and Airs. M. '1 . Al irrria i,
1023 \Vesl Silver strol t, daughlter,
'Io ' r. lrand Mrs. Alike' O't ourke.
1 19 ('Iear (t rit street, daughter.
To'l 31r.] i nd :i rs. J. T r+ ..+l :; 1li t+n.
11 7 Suatl Alabama street, daughter.
tJoe I'dovich, selling intoxicating
liqinuo; Elsie I)oe, grand larceny.
'l'lihonas E. Dexter to A. E. Grah
enstein, lot 15, block 7, Leggat &
Poester addition; $1.
Smith Investment company to
Felix Sorbets, lots 23 and 24, block
17, tlamilton addition; 50c stamp;
North Butte Mining company to
Anaconda (7Copper Mlining company,,
1 1-2 interest Ella and 11-20 inter
est Rising Daughter, May 17.
Anaconda Copper Mining com
pany to North Butte Mining com
pany, portion Ella and Rising Sun
James C. Cocking to W. T. Vin
cent, lot 15 and east half lot 14,
block 4, Zarelda addition; $1.
Annie Loughlin to Dixie Smith,
lot 4 and east half lot 5, block 46
Ilamilton addition; $1 stamp; $1.,,;
Stephen Parker to Gertrude Gow,
lot 25 and west half lot 26, block
10, Montrose; $t stamp; $1. :.
lMargaret J. Gillis to Catherine
llaggarety, south half lot 5, block
.1, Noyes & U1plon addition; $1
Amanda lIenson to Frank Sanda;
motnson, lot 2, block 10, Ancient.
laddlition; $3 stamp; $1.