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FAKE PATRIOTISM EXPOSED
IN WEALTHY CORPORATION
BY LETTER OF WAR DEP1
Washington Railway and Electric Company Hea
Refuses to Re-Employ Former Soldier--
Must Return Official Citation.
The first of the camouflage
patriots has been officially disclosed
by the war department and sum
marily ordered to return a citation
tfor placing returning soldiers in
their old positions.
To the Washington .Railway &
Electric company. unpepularly
known in the national capital as th(
"Wreco," goes this questionable dis
They flatly refused to re-employ
Maj. William Stokes Sheetz. who
left his job with the Potomac Elee
tric Light & Power company, main
tained by the same financial inter
ests as the traction corporation, to
enlist in the army.
Company Is Scored.
In a letter to President William
]F. Ham of the railway company.
Maj. W. K. Kobbe, acting for Colonel
"I may tell you that out of thr
citations sent to individutal and
business firms all over the United
States, we have never had an in
stanoe of such disregard of the rights
of others as exhibited in this case."
Major Sheetz has been connected
ivith the Potomac Electric Light &
Power company for more than five
years when he resigned at the en
trance of the United States into the
war, to volunteer in the army.
After 14 months overseas in com
mand of the 502nd engineers, Major
Sheetz returned to the United States
and resigned his commission.
At the office of the Potomac Elec
tric Light & Power company, Major
Sheetz was informed that his former
position had been given to a man
"who had remained faithful to the
company during the war," and that
he would not be taken back.
Emphasis` was laid on the fact
that he had not waited to be drafted.
but had offered his services to the
Different If Drafted.
He was informed that if he had
waited to be drafted, his case might
be regarded differently by company
officials, who, however, could not
consider re-employing a luan who
had placed his personal interests be
fore that of the company.
Major Sheetz says two weeks after
he was sent to American university,
an official of the company offered
him a, higher salary if he would re
sign from, the army and return to
President Ham stated that the
Washington Railway & Electric
Absolutely Painless 1)eutists
-TRY US AND SEE
Are datily solving the dental
problems of many Butte men
and women; solving then in a
careful and conscientious man
ner--YET NOT AT EXORII1
iN NIO N DENTISTRY
can save you the cost. of
ea.fare-for a whole mnonth.
You get the most perfect
work obtainable-YET AT
MUCH LOWER PRICES.
Hundreds of satisfied pattblns
who have wornm our' work lonbg
enough to know its mlerits, wil!
buck our every statement.
OUR WORK MEANS
Abs.olhately painless das
THAT OUTLASTS even
BACKED by a guarantee
iandl at the
MOST MODERATE prices
SUITE .24 RIALTO BLDG.
S(Be sure it's the Third Floor.)
SYOU sAA W IT IN BULLETIN
company had promised to re-emplo
returning soldiers, only when it wa
'practicable," and that such had nc
been the case of Major Sheetz. H
declined to discuss the causes the
made the reinstatement imprac:t
('ar Company Not. Concerned.
"As Major Sheetz was employe
by the Potomac Electric Light
Power company'." le declared, "w
fail to see how the matter can com
The Washington Railway & Elet
tric company and the Potomac Ele(
tric Light & Power company are pat
of a single corporation.
This is not a remote instance, a
the Oakland Tribune cites thre
others which occurred on the Pacuifi
coast and offers some terse commnen
on the unpatriotic attitude of suc
employers. It says:
"The Tribune has direct knowl
edge of three cases. They cover dlit
'erent lines of business and ar
typical of reports of other case:; tha
have been heard but not absolutel
"Case No, 1. The returned sol
dier, remembering the promise give
himt when he joined the servict
came home from nearly two year:
duty overseas and went to his fot
mer employer and asked for worl
After being put off with transparen
excuses for two weeks, he has sen
to the manager of a similar busines
and offered, not the same kind e
work in which he had been traine(
but a position as solicitor for men
berships in an association of dealert
without a fixed salary but on a con:
"Case No. 2. A returned soldie
of two years' military service al:
plied and was given a job in a shil
' yard. After two weeks' employ
ment he was laid off indefinitely, o
the ground that the plant had to la
off workers and were dischargin
Ithose that had been employed las
This may be an excusable rule of
large industrial concern when rult
only are considered. But when th
human factor is considered, it mu:
be recalled that a lot of prizefightet
and other able-bodied athletes wet
into the shipyards to escape militat
duty and thus achieved the advan
age of being employed longer tha
the man who went overseas to figl
for his country.
"Case No. :. A returned soldi,
app lied for his old job in an elc
trical concern. The response he g,
was a statement by the manager tht
=[during the two years he had bet
away (fighting for his country ar
the men who remained at home)
lot of progress had been made I
the electrical industry and Inat ti
manager was afraid that soldi;
could not any longer perform It
"These three cases are instance
of dishonest and unpatriotic dea
ings on the part of employers. TI
returned soldiers were not given
square deal. They are entitled to
squalre deal. There lmay ble a pe
fectly good reason for some btusine
or industry not to employ an e
isoldier, some reason other thanl it
fact that he was absent for tI
years in the service of his countr
But there is no reason for the .mn
ployer to practice hTyptocrisy and i:
dulge in falsehood. 'the soldier
no fool and he is ntn tInte- . 1,.,
lie can comprehend the truth an
reason froni facts.
TRIBUTE TO DEBi
By I. B. McNAL.LY, M. D. Prescot
Debs, the gentle; Debs, the true
Whose heart within of Christlike hut
Has ever throbbed for "me and you.
The cause he holds is great an
Which Mammon's wiles and Man
Will never crush on Earth's broa
In Mnammon's' dark and gloomy eel
The Champion of the lowly dwell,
A dire abode-aliving hell.
He spoke for Labor's hold claims,
And now, indeed, in clankin
His limbs, but not his soul remain.
A soul so pure, so just and high,
Will never in a dungeon lie,
It soars aloft! Its home's the ski
Your soul, Eugene,. you never soh
To Pluto for his sordid gold,
Or other things that rot and mold.
You ne'er the "double cross" sul
Or, with balmy words a world jiber
Such lethal brew you ne'er imbibet
Your mission here was to embravf
The lowly, crouching, timid slav"
That he might shun a pauper's grave
And, though a drak and threatenin
At present may the Cause enshroui
It will surge on; it can't be cowec
No tyrants' league, or false inveigt
Nor prisons vils, its course will stag
Truth triumphs in its own good dae
Farewell, Brave Son of Toil an
Your fearless soul and heart of rutl
Gave tongue to millions who war
Bulletin Want Ads Ge
Result. Phone 52.
HARSH TREATMENT ORDERS
OF MY SUPERIOR OFFICERS,
SAYS"HARD BOILED" SMIT
But Raw-Boned Sergeant, His Chief Aide on Prist
Farm No. 2, Gives Direct Lie as He Tells How I
Beat Up Men at Direct Command of the Lieute
ant. Men Begged Food.
(Tihe New York American.)
11n the grim old prison castle on
e Governor's island yeslterday the con
gressional sub-colinriltee investigat
ing the ladministration of discipline
in lihe IUnited States airny inl Firancel
listened to a shocking recital of sys
d nImatic brutality.
Here is what happened to Ameri
e can soldiers, many of 1themI wounded
or ill, while under punishment, foi
minor offenses, as told to tile sub
conlllnil e .:
1. They were beaten senseless
with fists, sticks and blackjacks, and
their bleeding bodies sprayed witll
a hose to re'move traces of the as
e . They were starved till they
c had to beg food front Chinese coolies
:and forced to sleep in the mud, ofter
Ii without blankets.
3. They were stripped nna
I- scrubbed with mud for smoking
hand-cuffed and leg-ironed and left
c itting in the road while hungry dogs
t licked their faces.
4. They were robbed of clothing
money and other property by ly Amer
iran officers in charge of the prisons
5. They were tortured by guard,
seeking to extract from Ihem infor
ialtion that would incrimninate theii
6. For all these things. not on(
man above the rank of lieutenan
has been punished, though responsi
bility for the situation was place(
as high as Brigadier General W. W
The foregoing revelations came
'from jutst four witnesses, but in the
prison yard outside the "castle'
scores of other ien who had gong
through the system pleaded for i
chance to he heard. Among the of
I ficers on wlihom the blame was place(
by witnesses to the organized cruelt:
Major General Strong, Colonel E
P. Grimstead, Colonel J. C. Maul
Lieutenants Leslie, Sullivan, MAason
tHuffelstein, Martin, and more that
at dozen sergeants.
Representative Royal C. Johnson
a chairman of the sub-committee, tries
to trace the responsibility to the mai
highest up in the disciplinary sys
tem and promised that the house o
representatives would carry the in
iquiry to the limit to fix the gull
' fairly. He expressed amazement tha
in the American Expeditionary Fore
na system plrevails that makes it im
It possible to punish all officer of ex
alped rank for a proved crime.
"Har(llhiled" Smith Blalmed.
1 "Hardboiled" Smith. the notoriou
lieutenant in charge of prison farr
No. 2, in tile Paris district, was th
Itar witness, but his testinmony, main
ly of defensive nature, was eclipse
in importance by the men who fol
tn lowed himn on the stand. Thus Serf
eant Frank C. Ball, who was Lieutel
ant Smith's chief aide on the farr
t prison, said:
Yes, I Ieait the prisoners up.
Itau'dloi'led Smith told me I had
lto treat them rou iogh, to muss
lthen u'p, andlil educatle lthem, and
I began as sooni as he 1took me
off tihe prisonerls' list and mlade'
me prison serlgent.lll
"No, I couldn't count how
nmany I beat up, more than 50
or 100 anyway. He made tme
heat upll one man before himself
and five other officers to make
sure. Oh, it was an every-day
affair. The sight of a man
bleeding fromn beating was
nothing at all to us. We beat
utp all men who made cotm
y plaints and sonic guys had to he
id sent to the hospital afterwards.
"1 hated the job blt 1had to
do it, for if I refused Hardboileud
S Smith told mne he woutld turn
mell loose anonig the pr'isoners
+and I ktnew wihat thliat meant.
They would kill tme in no time.
If I was in Fort. Lea v'enworlhI
now they'd kill me for what. I've
: done. 1 have noi kick comling at
e, serving lmy six monlths' sentence
Sergeant Ball raw-boned, blond(
id broad-shouldered, and quick as
cat in his mnovements, looked a mnel
n- youth as he testified. He is 25,
volunteer fromnt Zanesville. O. HI
Id gave the lie direct to the testimon
of "Hardhoiled" Smith in many it
stances. The lieutenant is servin
II, an 1I-montlhs' sentence, reduce
from three years, with the sergear
as a result of the exposure of th
Tore Girl's P'ictu tre.
g Ball went to the farm as at pri
a oer, and was restored to duty ill
mediately by Smithl. of whom he said
"He abused the men awful al
ways. He took their property,.
y. money and everything else. and
even tore ulp a picture of one
, man's girl and flung the pieces
in his face. If an officer even
saw a man chewing tobacrco he
would order him beaten up. I
- used to pass over a lot of things
when I coultl. I never kicked a
d. man when lie was down, and I
d. ICnever uIsed anything buit lly
fists on anyone. No, tlhey never
e, fought back. They just took it.
e, ''"Four menit in the, solitary
e. cells ran away twice. Lieutenant
thuffelstein ordered thlem beaten
ig up. Four sergeants-Rank .Reg
lewitsch. Wolfmeir and I--did
d, it. Huffelstein looked on. Yes.
d. there was a lot of blood. but
I only used my fists. I was too
h, busy with nty own men to no
y, ttce what the others were doing.
y. Smith calledl it educating the
prisoners. Some of the men
Id came thlrough it bleeding so that
they had to be hIeld under a hose
h, to get the blood away.
re No Medical Treatmnent.
"There wasn't enough food,
sometimes tltere was almost
none. If they complained they
were beat up. If they asked
medical treatment after it they
got none. When Colonel irint
n stead inspected the place he
n- must have seen these things ot
- had bad eyesight, that's all. I
e guess they were all in it as tttmuch
e as Smith, anyway.
"The prisoners had one biain
ket apiece and were lucky it
they had that. They slept every
place a man could ble stlck, t11n
der pup tents, in the nmd in the
fields with just a bil of straw,
There were no bathing facilities.
i5 little or no change of clotlhe
i1 for anyone. The lieutentianit
took all the prisoners' imone'
and everything else, nearly."
No. 1 Just as 11ad.
s The convict witness said con
n lions at the prison known as ('hel
No. 1 was just as bad, explainit
d "They had only bread and wa
g ter for five days there at ont
time, just absent without leav\
men and some out of the has
pitals. The military police bea
them up before sending them it
to us there. I saw a mnan nanmet
1,eael beaten so his jaw wtt
broken and another name(
D)ell was not able to tell his righ
te "Now at farm No. 2, undel
t Smith, we had to heat Ihem til
in self-defense. Lieutenants Mln
son and Huffelstein and tha
doctor officer were the worst o
the lot. At Chelles, Lieutenan
"Martin issued blackjacks to thl
M. P. men, and by the looks o
l the prisoners when they canme it
they must. have used them some
MIen Got Revenge.
d ''Names, sir? Oh, I recal
ty Charles Every, Jim Ennis, l)a.w
son and Young and Sergeant
C. Rosenbaum, of the 28th; \iur
1, phy, of the 112th, and Sparr an(
(, Gray, of the same outfits. Jus
in ask them about what they di(
to the men. After the farm wae
n, inspected right, they could n'
itd get away with that stuff an.
in longer and they knew it. Thl
s- prisoners put I-Hardboiled Smith'
of first sergeant in the hospita
11 after they found out who e wit
it in Fort Leavenworth. I'm get
at ting as fair a dleal as I desertv
n- There was nothing )onastful, nc
x- ing repentent. about Sergeant B1
He spoke clearly, without emoti
and. frequently corrected ambigni
statements which might be c
us strued as reflecting too seriously
n the administration.
lie But Flrank H. "Hardhoiled" Snt
n- was of a different stritpe. Un(
ed sized, with shaven head and over.
' branded with his prison numbe
- 8087--l he crouched in the chair v
n- folded arms, after saluting the co
Says Hle Is Scapegoat.'
He defended his ad ministrat
declared himself a scapogoat for
superiors and sutlnlarized his
fonse in this statement:
"C'olonel Grimstead tohld me
must maintain t striest danan esrcet(li
discipline and later h1e sail
('onnnuandig Generall Stronll
told him the lmost ruthless dALb
ciplinlle Illllst be maintained.
"I C'arriel olut orders aS best
coldd, for if I didn't- I would 1b
courtlllartliallhed. And let 1me si
that if all that, has been printer
about fam'l No. 2 is true, eve
then fain No. 2 was a pleasur
resort compared to Sanil Sulpic
andcl oillher pri'ison ('amlps."'
"Hardboiled' Smith said he ha
from Phoenix, Ariz., where he
been a naliiolla guard officer
years under Colonel Grimstead,
superior at the prison camp. P
entered the 15ith Infantry toget]
The colonel has since been given
honorable discharge from the ai
and is beleved by the committer
be beyond the reach of military 1
lhienten by Prisoners.
e. The persoinnel officer of the 4
a Regional Ilfplaceiment division
re two majors caume between himt
a the colonel in authority, Smith s
-e but he could not recall their nar
ty He added tha: he had been riec
n- mended for promlotion to a (
ag taincy when the exposure of
cld lrison occurred, and added:
nit "I don't sauppose I have Ion
to to live ntow, buit I'll tell th
truth. I'd like to say it's fals
that I ha\ve been assaulted i
this prison. The Honor asse
ciation Prootects me. But a
San Sulpice, when word won
'round that Hardboiled Smit'
was in. t)0 men tried to assaul
me. Then in the solitary eel
they shot fire extinguishers a
me and poured slop cans all ove
lme and boeat I e insensible, anl
an officer, the chaplain, saw i
and walkled away smiling. Onl:
for the doctor, who was a prison
or, too. I would probably hav
lost tmy ilfe."
Smlitlt demanded that the pri
camps at San Suplice, at Gievres,
Rue St. Anne, Clingancourt, the I
tile, and the American stockade
investigated, for he said he kt
all were frightfully managed.
111e could not tell where he eart
the name. "Hardboiled," saying
man ever dared to call him by it
his face, but even as he spoke
prison yard was resounding with
rumble of voices:
"lIardhoiled Smith Is in!"
Prison Never' l ted. -
He insisted that every l~risoner -
two blankets, that none were hea
up to his knowledge, that food w!
not plentiful was all that could
tained. Fuel and clothing was la
ing frequently, he admitted, addi
"I told Adjutant Hanson tha
someone would go to Leaven
worth prison before it was over
but he said he did not think so
but I was made the goat. The
inspector general's department
never inspected the prison, but
Major Roche went all throught it.
I was told that I would he held
personally responsible for any
escapes from the prison. What
property I got from prisoners, I
Smith said the only brutality lhe
ever saw was when Sergeant Ball
slapped a man, and for this was
reprimanded, docked in his pay and
refused furlough. Again and again
the witness insisted that if there
n was any fault in the administration,
all officers above him were equally
to blame. Among the sergeants who
assisted him in the prison, he added,
were Smith, Gallagher. Bush. Reg
lowitch and Wolfmeier. With an ap
pearance of pride, Hardboiled Smith
said no man ever was killed at farmt
No. 2 though one tried twice to coni
mit suicide after discipline.
Blames "Higher Ups."
He said "neither General Si tong
nor General Harts were ever in the
camp personally, but added:
"I often wondered why they
tried me. If the charges were
true, those higher uip in author
ity knew of conditions. The guilt
should have been shared by
every man fairly, if there was
guilt. I was told to treat the
men so severely that they would
never come back again. I'll ad
mit that inhumanly cruelty was
practiced on American prisoners
in France, but not at farni
di- It was Colonel T. Q. Donaldson, of
Its the inspection general's department
Ig: in France, who testified to the re
sponsibility of General Hartls, as well
as General Strong and Colonel Grin
e stead for the prison canlp conditions.
SHe tried to evade direct replies to
1 uestions concerning his superior of
f icers, but Chairlman Johnson was in
1 istcnt and the witness finally said: s
"I was astounded to find that
such conditions existed in any
comlmunity of Anmericans in or
out of the artiiy. There is no
liquestion that prisoners were
hIeaten, struck, insufficiently
f clothed and fed, no question
e Colonel Donaldson added that af
f ter investigating he recommended
a that every officer and enlisted man
assigned to farm No. 2 he placed on
trial, including Colonel Grimstead.
He said the colonel had not been
tried nor had any officers in any
Mr. Johnson wanted to know why
dGrimstead was not tried and the
witness said he supposed the judge
advocate, Colonel Winshin. looked
over the paper and decided Grim
stead could not be convicted. Con
gressman Johnson retorted with
e "Do you want to give the im
s pression that in the Amerlican
1 Expedictionary Force it is im
s possible to convicet.. any officer
higher than a licutenunt of a
e crime f'olr which he may be
rth- Hrts in Full (harge.
all. Colonel Donaldson said he did not
ion, know this to be true. Under search
ous ing interrogation, he asserted that
on= General Harts was in supreme conm
on mand of the situation, and that Gen
eral Harvord had written to Harts
Tith regarding the prison conditions.
ler- Colonel Grimstead had merely
ails been called before the efficiency
r-- board, the witness added, and ap
vith parently no action was taken. Repre
urt. sentative Oscar E. Bland, of Indiana,
wanted to know why Harts was not
at least brought before the board,
lon, butt Colonel Donaldoson could not
his tell him. The witness said he thought
de- Colonel Grimstead was beyond the
reach of military law, since he had
I been denmobilized and could suggest
no way to punish any other officer
d that might be responsible. He urged
g that some provision be made to re
u- imburse the soldiers whom he ad
mitted were robbed of money and
I property in the prisons.
,e Colonel Donaldson with some as
y perity suggested that the committee
d question the president of the effi
I clclevy UUr.1 WiO COnsiitelrca te
ommniendation against Grinstead,
Congressman Bland responded:
"We have asked the chief
led staff of the United States arir
Iad and he says he cannot und(
for stand it."
his Colonel Donaldson admitted
oth ommending in his report - thai
1er. details of the prison condition
an given the press for publication.
my defended this, claiming that publ
to would do no good after the ci
aw. had considered the matter. Cong
man Bland retorted:
"But I think that the press oi
0th country would be performing a
ind uable service in acquainting
ad people of this country with such
id, ditions when they prevailed in
- Former Lieutenant Joseph C.
ap- zelewski, who is serving a sent
the for larceny, told of condition
Grievres prison which rivalled
previous testimony. He is a tUn
sity of Pennsylvania student,
enlisted in aviation, was imprisc
t escaped twice and won the Croi
Guerre for bringing down se,
t German planes while an office
the Polish army. Rearrested
coming from the hospital and tu
over to the American authoritie
I deserter, he was sent to Griep
SUPPLIES SOLO CHE[APE
IN EUROPE THAN U
at Washington, Aug. 12.-Sen
as- Myers of Montana told the se
be he understood that supplies
ew chased here with money loanet
the United States to foreign gov
led ments and $100,000.000 appri
no ated by congress to relieve distre
the peoples in Europe were being
h abroad at lower figures than t
now demanded of the American
pie for the same articles,
ad You Will Find Excellent Servi
en High Quality Food, Low Price
SA W I Park.
SAY YOU SAW IT IN BULLE
REPUBLICAN BREAK ON FOD ILL
MAY MEAN NEW PROGRESSIVE PARTY
Kolchak Burden on Americ an Taxpayers Grows-Gov
ernment Sells 100 Ships to Foreign Interests
Money Wasters Deny Support for Worth-While
mnma Mn~cnvne V o .4 T a."n..r .. ,. r T 1ir ., c:4....,4.:....
led, Washington, D. C., Aug. 12.
leg- of the most significant events of
ap- present congress occurred in
pith house on Tuesday, July 29, wh
art group of 40 independents and
0m- gressive republicans, including
chairmen of two important con:
tees, Porter of the foreign aff
ong and Esch of the interstate comm
the submarined a trick partisan re:
Lion conceived by the majority s
ing committee to discredit the
ministration and combined with
democrats to put through an am
It inent making it of practical vale
, the people of the United States.
8 The occasion was the vote i
e special house resolution demand
d that the secretary of war makle
. mediately available to the public
s huge stock of surplus army food
by the war department. The re
n tLion had been drawn after an ii
tigation showing terrible inco
, of tency on the part of the war de
tent ment with regard to the dispos:
,e its surplus food suppries, and
well plainly indicating that infli
rin- brought to bear by the packers
os. canners is primarily responsible
letting this food rot in storage rc
than place it on the domestic ma
s to Nevertheless, the resolution
of- ceived by the republican stes
in- committee, a body w.il ideals we
aid: of the worst days of Cannonism,
it a partisan measure and noi
iy more. It demanded that the s
)r tary of war place the surplus
to products on sale "without de
re carefully omitting to give Mr. II
ly any assistance or authority to hi
in this gigantic task. It was clearl
signed to focus public wrath oi
af- administration by ordering Mr.
Ided ker to immediately settle a pro
man which he had enither money or
on to solve.
ead. In spite of furious opposition
been the mapority leadership an an
any ment to this resolution, offere
Clyde Kelly, independent repub]
why of Braddock, Pa., giving the re
the tion constructive value by instru
Idge the war department to utilize
sked parcel post system in selling the
rim- was put through by a combinati
Con- 40 republicans, lined up with
with democrats. Prominent among
who refused to be bludgeonel
their reactionary leaaers were
resentatives Baer and Sinclai
North Dakota and Represent
Carrs of Minnesota.
ia Great Excitement.
be The incident has caused tre
dons excitement in congress.
majority leaders are furious a
not defection and have threatened to
.rch a party caucus to "discipline"
that who put pub;ic welfare above i
om- scan advantage. They frankly a
Gen- now that the original resolutior
[arts drawn with no other purpose
to discredit the democrats, and
trely the independents have committe
ency unpardonable crime of giving
ap- Baker a way out of the mess
tpre- which he had gotten himself.
ana, There are rumors abroad thai
not incident is but the first step se
card, congress in the direction of a
not progressive party of public se:
ught These are substantiated by the
the that most of the 40 men are
had elected by the farmer and labor
;gest and men who have not been in
ficer gress so long that they have to
rged ten everything except the shabb
c re- trick of political huckstering.
and The Kolchak Burden.
The weaker Admiral Ko
as- grows in his fight to maintain a
itter tatorship over the Russian pi
effi- thle more money the American
rec- payer is going to be forced to d
and to support him. In view of the
that congress has never been
of the chance to decide on the quii
o, f war with Russia, or of suppc
t this exchampion of czarism, th
cret decisions of the administr
in this matter are of considerab
o Almost on the same day that
e chak was forced to remove his
iciy ital" from Omsk to Irkutsk bet
uris of the increasing strength of
LBSS- Bolsheviki in Siberia, Frank
acting secretary of state, annot
the from France that henceforth
val- United States will give strong
the terial aid" to Kolchak. Exclusis
con- formation reaching the Leade
our 'eau, by way of a congress
shows how this is being done.
Rys- deepest secrecy, for fear of a
ence uprising if the truth were kr
s at thousands of rifles and milliot
the rounds of ammunition are now 1
iver- shipped in concealed package
who General Denikine, Kolchak's ai
ned, south Russia, and Kolchak hii
x de in Siberia, according to this extr
reral ly reliable information. In vie
r in the great war debt which mus
ifter handled by this country and thI
rued 'palling taxation which is necessa
s us pay this debt, there is much s]
lres. lation in congress now as to wl
footing the bills for these muni
and their shipment.
Another instance of flagrant
regard of the public pocketboc
seen in the recent sale by the
ping board to the Anderson Ove
corporation of New York of
steamers built on the great
ator during the war. These vessel
nate is admitted, will eventually pass
pur- French and Italian ownership.
by were built out of the proceed
ern- Liberty bonds, war savings st.
ipri- and taxation subscribed to at !
ssed sacrifice by the American pe
sold who have had no word to say ii
hose disposition of their ships. The
peo- paid for thile 100 steamers, app
mately $60,000,000, by the New '
- concern, is said to be greatly b
their building cost.
No Money for Farmers.
SWhile hundreds of millions of
lars have been appropriated for
army and navy; while indeteri:
amounts are being squandered ii
tending "material aid" to Kol(
in whom the people of the U1
States, barring a few Russian ii
- tors, have no interest whatso_
TIh while war with Mexico is being
-One ly urged by a few interested jingoes,
the and while no pretense is being madn
the of getting cost value from the private
en a interests to whom the government
pro- mherchant marine is being handed--
the bills of the most vital need to the
mit- people of this country are being
airs, shelved "for lack of funds."
erce, A case in point is the bill recently
solu- introduced by Representative Sin
teer- clair of North Dakota, calling for an
ad- appropriaton of $5,000,000 for the
the relief of drought sufferers in the
end- northwestern states. Sinclair has
ie to been pointedly told by Representa
tive Good, chairman of the appropri
tn a ations committee, that strict econ
ing omy has got to be exercised now in
im- making appropriations.
hed New Park Proposed.
Msol- r. Sinclair has'plhinged into the
oles- complex work of congress with a will
mpe- many of the new members in getting
mpe- and has already far outdistanced
al of under the surface of things and mak
ing the wishes of his constituents
very felt in Washington. A bill of his,
and introduced last week, calling for the
for creation of a national park in 'the
ither fIilldeer mountains, 'has been very
rketfavorably received at the interior de
cor- partment as a logical step forward
c in the splendid policy of national
rthy park develonment..
was The park proposed by Mr. Sinclair
thing would cover 12,000 acres and include
ecre- territory rich in historic memories of
food the Indian wars. Th .bill providing
lay," its establishment carries out the re
laker cent memorialization of congress by
Ladle the North Dakota legislature for
y de- such a step.
t the Eastern Views on Wheat.
Ba- The startling ignorance in the east
blem of farm conditions and problems was
men never more clearly shown than in the
propaganda now springing up for
from repeal of the wheat guarantee, ap
iend- parently in the belief that $2.30 or
d by even $2.26 wheat is an artificially
ican, stimulated price, and that if this
solu- guarantee was removed the price of
cting wheat would fall below $2 a bushel
the and bring bread back to five cents
food, the standard loaf. In its leading ed
on of itorial on this theme on Aug. 2 the
the New York Sun indicated the belief
those that all that is necessary to reduce
1 by the high cost of living is the removal
Relp- of the wheat guarantee.
r of Farmers' representatives in Wash
ative ington are inclined to agree that re
mnoval of the guarantee has much to
comemnd it, but they are busily call
men- ing to the attention of congress that
The the first result will be to raise and
t the not lower the price of wheat. Mr.
c call Hoover's estimates of prices ranging
those fronm $3 to $3.50 a bushel are now
)arti- generally accepted. In the mean
,dmit time, Washington is gradually wak
Swas ing up to the realization that the
than menace of decreased production
that through inability on tile farmer to
d. the make a living. out of present returns
Mr. is a very real one.
into Free Potash Asked.
Farmers of the east and south,
this who have suffered severely from the
en in lack of proper fertilizers during the
new war, are uniting in acampaign to lift
rvice. the embargo on the shipment of pot
fact ash fromi Germany to, this country.
men To attain this end Charles A. Lyman,
vote, secretary of the national board of
con- farm organizations, and T. C. Atkin
rgot- son of the national grange have just
y old sent a joint letteri to Vance McCor
mick, chairman of the war trade
hoard, telling hiMn that removal of
the potash import restrictions is a
clk necessary step in any 'eampaign to
ad- cut the cost of living.
tax- Ousley Resigns.
ig up Following closely on the heels of
fact the ex-director of markets, Charles
given J. Brand, Assistant Secretary Clar
stion once Ousley has just resigned from
,rting the department of agriculture. It is
e se- reported that he is to edit Sea Power,
ation a periodical devoted to building up
le in- a tremendous navy for the United
States. Just who is back of Sea
Kol- Power it is impossible to say.
"cap- According to Doctor W. J. Spill
mause man, former chief of farm manage
the ment in the department of agircul
Polk, ture, a delegation of Texas farmers
mnced not long ago told Mr. Ousley to his
the face, at an interview when Spillman
"ma- was present, that they considered
re in- him (Ously) a "traitor to the farm
r bu- ers." This may account for Mr.
man, Ousley's failing to return to his agri
-. n ulttura,|l eten.inn \vork ,,t tl, m,.avo
abor State college, which he left when he
own, came to the department.
S ONF ENCE CALLE
v of FOR OCTOBER 8
ry to Washington, Aug. 12.-Advocates
ºecu- for the "Plum Plan" for nationaliza
io is lion of the railroads, plan to lay it
tions before an industrial conference.
This will probably not occur, how
ever, until next October. The back
ers of the plan have called a confer
dis- once to meet here on October 6, to
k is consider it and other programs, for
ship- ultimate disposition of the lines. The
seas plans approved by this conference
100 which will probably be a nationaliza
akes tion scheme-will then be submitted
s, it to the industrial conference for dis
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