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iatera as IRconY-Olsss Matter, December 18, 1917, at the Postoffce at BL ite. Montans
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WE)NESIiAY. AUG. 1., 1919.
Come down to the Bulletin office and sign
a monthly pledge : :.:
ullln)ing true'- I'`n formt, (.he emlpan)y press is filling (.olm.|.ns.
of space ill pu.ilite eTfforts to 1d.!, ii t iessue hetween.i the silik
in;, \leta! 'g'rant' erafsrmoel and the .-%(nltind (nCl,!opper .inin g
compt any-, ami m i,.il.ad the lt t lic, a; in the f imet'its ,of the ,o.t=
The ciimn.laty plr',lia'ailia iih shet(- t ",ld have the Iublie iie
lieve lhat ille t-n'l'tst.- nII had rept'i udialetd, al Ihe inlanRce oIt'
a iralst. tjie c heir owv'n l troposil lionrl. made through their elected l.
r.elreeta·et !a live .
A . a n t elof it' a.t. i hilre ne1 velr hla,- ieen a t liler. a m Itlillt' l1)
fetlered lre'ert'(nd1um xf,.iressiiln of set~liteint thant \ias t .e fintal
vot. of the mimbe.lrSO ,t le .\ltl 'ltd'e, i's. as a 'e.i.t nI' wvhich
ac [lio per' ,ell- , strik e \.ai4 1111p IrilalPi tI i.ueuia-.y 1-o-t,..
ief'rly, fhe IacTs (inin.g Ill, to the alking tof he final strike
,tte are these:
Follo.wi ng an vll rt'wtlv elitii. v,.e lur at strikeI. \which t\as Ii
have taken place last iritay no.n. the Metal l'ades asked ,.r
, ,ulert'tence with Ciu F. -elley. presidlent ,t' the .\iauoi.ula,
(:opper Milling' comnt . Al this cilnferenie the Metal Trades
wvei'e iiinformed lhat thle ollilimpany woull make no coicesi-ons,
vhu.eloeve'. After a naajrt'ity ,i Hie regllta, t'nlill4itlee l'e.l'e
ýe1nting the (ratl'tsmell' ha1( le.fl lOwln. Ml. lelley asked I'or a
.At this last cnte'e'lltl Ce i4 t'uiro)lllliSe 0111f2r \w1a.S mlare by Mr.
elley-. with the !,,,vis that Ihe otfer shoultId be putl up toj a
referelndum vole wilh the eindnis.emol of the eitnm ilttee. lThe
tommiiltee. a 1la1jtrityv (lof \hvi'l ,\wer'e sub silut.es,. wh(o hadl llnot
.parlticipated in former cntllf'receSt'. (did not Ifeel like aecep-ting
iesptonsibility f-r rejeclintl the s-ca.lled olnmproll' ise offer.
and they. the.'eo.'re. c.mplied wvilh Mr. Kelley s prtivisn, and(
1lut the ilu'posititon Ip lIto the m1e-,. with the re.sult. as already
pitblished, that ano12ther emplhatic vte wvas registered. lhis tinie
against ae'cepting itt'. Keltley i si-callet ((l-mpronlise iloffer.
wi0bh oJntlilined Itorll vlijSills it' 'iiltfirwssiils ac.eptable lto the
tiii r' IllVp ili. r ' lr 11i irie Hi lll ,r , I hi10. Ii l.air a i vera lr l. lii
mrerr. on two creasions, the f'firialts li' the Mletal Traies set
T'iiesitav noion as the dle o..f the strike.
lii ewview of the for'egoinii faelts. i is hardly oneeiva-iule that
the comlpar.y i res \\ill he able I l ciorinee the piiubli that a
J'ew' "rad'i' als' e.gineeredi the trike ail reIu'Lilatead anl algree
Na- amtl onlit f p'ropag . iil i i t ti.'i iin of the trui h. tly they
crrriliai pr'ess. irn alter the tiar, t tIhi the present strike wa.
nlilt ealled Ib leader'. either iriservrtive ril' radienl b iut was
icalled 1w the inen tir.msetlves in protest against a "contract.
whic'h wuas iniicceplubtle Ito I rear.
In coriiecti.oi witir strike news. Hie linlleliii desires hi (til
lire attoertiui, of its readers tio thl e staternl i lt by the geniertal
.trike er mi .ittee oii the f'irst page ot thii issue. talso o tirhe
.rike news iii thie sirile ii.e. t'niiished iv the pir licity Il m-ill
IlFrom day tocl ry1 . th, e Buin lletin. ins the of'icial ori gan of tlhe
til.te Metal 'T'ra es ro, unnr il. tie ulille lr\iitrrl 'T'rades ico. ei . Irhe
(rlver Haow Tr'ades anit Lilai!r i' e, iliril. anid the ree, 'n'iized
-rm ti llrie r .t o at il tirhe ipr gressive a lr militant la t la b. dies ill
the city of lirtte, will ipubilish the oillt a.ithentlic news rirn
reining ihe Iprogr'ess of the srlike, .ntid tihe rnly aenrrarte ruili
itlllhtrized staterment of 1Ro' ie in cl harg e of the strike.
MORE FAKE PATRIOTISM.
\ppvrntiently. insleaud of going diirectly Ii the inrer r init titier
ested-- tihe returned ,.ltieol' Byom n P. ' Spry. relpr'eseonta.lt ie
of tire war department'Irl ii.ii tllowedI the usual course anitl in
leivie\werl the .Anrailria Coppter Mining, company nllit otlhIer
emifiyers of laborn in But Ino · I", ieternine whether returnedn
sier'vice men were ibering ivei their ti jobis iaek. Nnuturallyil
ruirogi. thie employers ti.l ve i ,ai'tvel i reported i\ h h . S.ipry thait
they were giving their returnied serviri meni their o.t jiobs hack
and have asked fot citations of honor t'onr so dourirn.
1ht. if Mr. Sipry. iniitalr ot interviewini g Mri. \t'lrll rsh. Her
ty of the Fl.,renee h.ntol. n.ui tihe ,ririals ot tire Arrienrnllnit
o lpauiv aind its felltw eiimltners. hiadt isited the li ti heiad
quarters t' Ithe A..\reri.i.an Legion, rand there interviewed the
ietrrrnedl soldiers trersti ves\r, hIe w rill hire learned the truth
imnrsteatd of being tiltedI with lying prote.tatiiions it' loyatllty anid
iiatriotis.in and would have found oi rutt th at
Thie .iAnaconda Copp-er \ilriri.g company hatis libeenii norii.os
in blaeklistirrg retirrile+t soldier's and rerl'ting tihem riiustling
The i'i Anaiiirda crpany hasi i sarire instanres e"mployedi
reiturned soldiersi biut in niiiiiy instances has tired therli after
ii. few weeks' work arnd tdeniedr therm rusIliiing eards so. they
a ultd work el sewhere in the mines:
(ither employ1ers i-' l)abor in il[te hnave irefused to give the
ilts to returned saoldiers ithat the soldiers held at the liinie they
eitlter voluntarily enlisted or \were dirnifted tfor.p war service:
Aild that the refutisal os the Al raon.ida iopiper eolirparry and
t ilier oemployers of labor iii hritlce to give \work to retuirined sol
lilers was so fl'agrant that the secretary iof the present Ameiri
n al Legion. then known as the Silver tlow World W\'ar Veter
S.. \was eimpellied to start eonmpiliig statistics of such iin
stances for the purpose of submitting thie matter Io the war do
Noow. jiruging from M1r. Spry's flowery looist of the Anacon.i.di
companyi s patriotism in the matter of ''assisting" reti.rrned sol
diers. as published iln the cnompany;.~ ress this imoriig. we
suppose he will recommend that that, company be awarded a,
'citation," which will probably be framed and hung n Ithe wall
of the A. C. M. rustling card office, where it will lie in plain
view of the Iretul'led soldiers who. appil there rolr .j,b; anid are
denied eml noymnent.
THE BRITISH MENACE.
A huge British flag s\wllng impudently ahbove I BtlonImield
aveliie. Moin.icai'. N. I.. on Memorial day--.day sn-lre i to Ilhe
ilemni, y i' her hs wi foulight a.nd died for America fiought
iii died in the ei,,lilin toI put and keep the Hiitlih flag out
of tie free air ' ' Aineiia. fought and died in I I t: , litn ble
Iii' llp. 'ele ii.lns ' that flag ti irule the seas. f->iio light and died in
the Civil Willar It, crushl rebellionii fomented alilt suillprted by
Blritish _,,Il and Briti ,h piracy, fought and died in !the world
war fla' exalted irlises now .perverted and belayed by
I've..wrione pas.siilg throughii the eenler of' llullaii had to
lend henealh that rlag. with its seariet, telling of lie btlood .'
iiiillioii sa 'riricei l to exalt it, and its c tirosse tellii oft thel
.iiiiiibeiless victims crunic'iied In sustain it. fut there \was one
manl 'iwho deserved the natme A\mer'ica.n---- who refused in- let the
s'uiibol oi' Itvarlny Ii oat aove him. He cut down.\ Ihc: [ritish
He was arres.it. and held ti awaitl, aeltion by the gi'ranid jury.
'I' s.eli a ipass lhas America c:irne!
He iwai., ital 'ITrish fanlatic.' His uine is lantes .I. \Willis.
Shichli sailds as ilAmericanil as 'Washington itself'. Biut. his
('exliii -ll e ii C1ril to a;riliu e e ery Iriie Ameri('ca.i. N-ot i!ecessal
ilv I, lea down acinal Iritishi flags'. aBut to lear downii the ini
visitile lBrit ish flagi \\whiich is being hoisted above the S!ti'ar aiid
Siripes everywxhel'e throughout the repuiblic. The British flag.
xwhich is in the !iearts oft' mlen and women who call thenelves
Aimericaiis. itlt have the sils of lte T'ories who tlaried \\ritsli
ingt.on. "Tle British fla'g whieh has bliinded the eves ..f' slate: -
milel. The Britisi 'lag w hichi lihas fascinated the gaze of li
tirs. IT le t ilii shl flag which. uniieen.. drapes mtin i t li l illt.
The Briti.ish f'lag which is insiuinated between (lid (Glory anid tie
eves ('ofll' ur chiideni ill our schiools. These niuit hie ti l, dxo'i
antd kepit downvii.
'To llth ,e who \\ illread the ill iiiiitating' ar'tic'le ( II B'ilma i'. i iprol
aigaindii I. make this ctiuitly siuhservienl to the I':iiglish king.
\'liclh applea'red in Friday' s issue otf tllieBullet ili. he elinel .,e r
lte i.iivisible lBritish flag is all too ldain. (lii.' piblic en.ii lio
nlitler hiix liigh thlei'r positioniu. and even the \e y filiuda
imelital.s lot' olu governmeni are slowly bilt ,srly being 'it,
ire'led into I he maw of lithatl foreign.i mllenacl' t' lhe llidri1e fi'
the hilt ish. 'lag.
W\'ilson attemllts i i1ild, all that the signers i' mlul' dlecl.tara
limn if inciepe! dertce. the soldiers of the revoltionii, the sol
dier's and sailor, 's of i1 1 livedI I.or. fought fulr land died f.il. by
deliveriiig lie .irniiitry to IEngland- the laud of lhe Britislh
flag. Anid tow we havle Ihlie spectale of anl Anmelieani citizen
oli the strieets of alnl American city oni a piurely Amlileinnli holi
dax-. resenting the sleer'iing ilnsolelnce iof srmie l.i'itisleri' and
t.being held for the gran'i' ld jury lbecauise If' hiis patrllit isi.
Truily lie day viwhenii we all bowi- tl Althioin ai liher king apl
prui il ihes.
THAT BOLSHE VIK BOGEY.
.\And oe now tc.le the Rlumaniansti. with a statementI that their
'easoUl for violalting Ihe armistice cindiiti(ons by invading - Hu n
ga.ry arnd laying that count ry waste wtilt pillage and rapine was
(lde to Imllalltias' fervent, desire to "suppress bh,lshevisum." In
this nIu Vtry, ti date. newspapers have been suppressed, inn~
("ent rueln a. d winen have beeni arrested aiIndi have been alii
are being illegally held in jail. the rights ,I free speech and
ijustice to all have been suspended. "to cr.sh )bolsheVisml.
Agen~i,. presumably otll the depar'tmeint of jnustice. actiing ill
cfnnijcund with thired (ldicks" I the mirnloivers associlations.
Itin staged Ulnib plots." and isslicrd warnings of further lift
tioil-wid - plot -- "t" crush olslevismnt." A ind it, is inot unr"ea- I
.onabile to I isuppose the reason why the flair-waving profiteers
persist ii robbinig the Ip o le of haie ii ecessilies of lilfe throuii gh
exorbtitant pricesi . ie t , arc a piart or a patiritic plain "to iicrlsh
oltshievismi" h.y sitavin oiii 't the "'hllslishevisls..
As 1a atter If actl. it mlay le expected that the iest til' the
i irob ersi, the iprot, sioni al hiipltar. the secolnd-stor-v meni.
pi.kp ,-kel, amit san+ilhaggers.. willt in tihe neatr f'ture ,lustit. y
their a lt be.aiiuse thei . e t ,o are do.ine 't (I . crush i holsheievisrli.
THE SHAME OF THE WORKERS.
luiebt,. illn jail lb iin ji ,y i1 the he art tf exploiters.
lrlt ieii\'all.ell, the finai.i'al exi.eh lt ,t' the New Yoirk A ieil'i
\.ni\- re lle y il, IIelt (iii li 'H part.i tlhe goveirnment
wiiiult he regardied by \Wal street n barish oil tIe sit ii -
tionlii. Wall street knows Iells and toes not consider himt
a true lahil. leader.
\Val l streel is willing to deal with Illuor oider til.Ie
leaders, and believes that his etlimintit n would be a greii at
step t.oward compnitlete tiiders i. tliui,.
'ithe 'ral labor leader," tutun lo th w ilo h utnw their (ch sts and
rit"et'l t It l selves i n. the ltact that tlly)' have received the lln
d.or.emient of' Wall street. while IteI 'vrows older and grayer.in
lthe sti'li ii c' ell at Atlanti a.
W e tuloter, th tio, luti Il linger the workers will listen t. tthe
\lti oings I' the leader. .' wh i \i- i 1tthe i lll iderbund p~laces he
attil ofi approl i vatl, andil ho( \ i h Il.tit er the iarltyr'i it ,t'
tiebs. the el.tiOenit t'haipitii of hi, icitla , must continue?
The shame i ft it all grl w h hiltil tt. wi tl isuely \e have sh.til
ourn.lvoes loniig ennullh.
WHEN PROFITEERI NG IS PATRIOTISM.
Much ado is being made in nIew dispatchles today (,\ oif the
factl that a profiteer iii Bittghialpiitui. N. Y., has beetni .mni
guilty o 1' profiteel-rilg and \va t i'il(d islflt. A close eruisal 11t'
the distpatches brings to light Ito n.l that the guilty .ine wav
chairged wit \\ilh selling s tugar at i( cents a pollilld.
Ihilt apparently, what 'tostiltites profiteering in HIi.g
hatlptoni is patriotism in Huilte. Fr, ini.tance. while the Hing
thanullttoil maunt charges 1I .l li- it uittitn l frtl sogiht' and is inied,
such well-known patriots as Willie Lootey and his fellows atni
with iaulntiti ciharge 85 cenits per dlozeit fot egg. in tulte in
the middle of Aiugutst. cai tihari e I , ci ents a qitart tor miilk.
cati charge 15 cents tr a 5 -c.ll Ia of br head. an chartige ailly
where from :5 t It 20- or more per centi more than ant artitl.o il'
niecessity is wo'rthLi and get away \i Ith it.
Bitt, then, perhlaps Ithey hay( Ito Anaconda (Copper Miningii
cominpanyV .tl'icials interesled i ili wholesale anid retail food aiiid
mercantile stores in 13itghaulmptoni.
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NOTE-People are invited to use these columns as a medium of
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To Bulletin Readers: Frequently
contributions for tlis column are re
ceived by the Bulletin, but cannot
be published beeause. of the fact that
the writer has signed an anonymouss
signature, hut has withheld his triue
name and address. Oftentimes these
comlunlrttt'ications bear on subjects of
grave importance that are of great
It may be stated here dhat na conm
ituniettions which do not bear tlhe
signatures of the contributors will he
accepted for this column. The fact
that we require all contributors to
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t'ue nalnes and ilddresses does not
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will be printed. An anolnymous sig
Ilnture for piublication of the Bulletin
and as an indication of good faith
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or lher identity known to us.-The
To the Bulletin: As the copper'
pre s of this state. in their camnou
flaged efforts to decrease the high;
cost of living,. play up nothing but
subjects brought to their notice
through the Bulletna. I would like
to call yonr attention to the follow
ing article sent the copper press Sun
day. and which they have lneglected
ton rint. uip to this witting:
When the H. C. L. hills were
killed in the house naturday night
they were killed through the efforts
of 1etmmou of Anaconda of the A.
I. 1.; )alniel Kelly or legal counsel
for the A. C(. M.; William lMever oe
Silver Bow. Sain H. Treloar of Silver
Bow, A. (' .M. band leader; George
Scott of Silver Row. of the A. C. M.
rental department, and the A .C. M.
Ieaders sent front the agricultural
counties of the state under the pre
tense of representing the farmers.
In this counection 1 wish to espe
cially pay ilhy respects to Washington
J1. McCorntick, Missoula, one of the
reactbionary majority leaders, who ex
pecls to secure the nomination for
[governor on the A. C. M. republican
ricket the coming election. You willt
remember that Washlngton J. Me
tCotrmick arrived in Butte with the
arrival of the "deficiency board"' andt
had a long conference with them,;
after which they sent ai letter to the
igovernor, stating l"tar their efforts
so far did not show profiteering ini
IMontana. and for this reason they
could not urge any special legisla
Sion on the HC. L. aLt i.lis session.
To show you how this little visit
lof MeCormnick's fitted into his posi
tion on these 'I. C. I. bills, will state
that McCorttick tlate a statemlellt to
the house to the effect that it wasi
an affront to the "deficiency board"'
to bring up snch bills when this
board had "nmade no reconmmendation
for such legislation and the inference
was they never would, a fact that
Butte 'citizens were convinced of
since their arrival in this city.
One of the investigating commit
tee examining Butte profiteers dur
ing the regular session made the fol
lowing statement regarding his
work. to show the bankers, lawyers
and A. C. 1. hirelings what he knew
ashout the interests they had so ably
defended in this session of Stewart's
legislature as against the interests of
tilhe conmmon peoplte. This statement
was furnished the Anaconda Stan
dard, and to date they have refused
to early it:
Speaking of a question of personal
privilege, one oe the investigating
cotmlittee of profiteering in Butte
sent out by the last session, gave
the senate and a constantly filling
igallery some interesting inside in
I formation regarding their work. The
defeat of senate bills Nos. 15_ and 16
was alluded to as a mistake, and they
will be re-introduced at tnue next ses
sion, if not sooner initinted by a
thoroughly aroused people at the
next general election. Profits of 100
per cent to 2b0 per cent were made
by merchants during the war. This
investigator was told by many mer
chants that they were making more
money than they ever made before in
their lives and were sure prices
would continue to advance and af
ford the opportunity for additional
profits. At the session last winter an
attempt was made to stop or at least
slow up the profiteers. As soon as
the bills were introducea a lobby of
merchants began to arrive. Recount
ing the experience of the committee,
he said the evidence was taken under
a pledge not to reveal the names of
the firms. If allowed to read the
testimony of the committee. he stated
that every member would have con
sidered the measures too mild. He
referred to a Butte wholesale grocer
who so padded his reports that they
entered salaries to two members of
the firm of $24,00 each and paid
rent on the building they owned.
valued at $16,000, of $3,000 a month
when $100 per month would have
paid interest on the investment. ttei
charged that his colunmittee could
have made charges that would have'
aroused the people of this sta.te to
a, condition worse than toere wonder
and talk, and that he did not do it
because conditions were at a point
which would have made trouble.
To the Edltors of the Butte Daily
Gentlemen: In your issue of Aug.
11 yon print, undler the caption of
I"Charita.ble to Legislator," an arti
cle purporting to be an irnterview
fronl nme by your so-called reporter.
in this interview f atn quoted as
saying that the "Legislators of Mon
tana are not knaves, but mLerely well
intentioned children, and that after
I hlad gone over there and set them
right, they would be willing to do
the right thing.
IHe says: "Thus if the stipid boys
in the legislature had not been get
right by Mrs. Rosa.," etc. The whole
article is written in a spirit of levity
and ridicule that is most unjust and
,unfair to ime. and, -irtllernmore, I
ain quotrd as saying the very things
he said himself, and 1 positively de
cline to stand spotisor or his smluti
itmetis. I will try t, give the story
to you, word for word, as I gave it
When asked by this so-called re
porter about bills I was interested
in i told hint I went over to see if
t could be of any use in seeing that.
the Treioar bill, amending our police
law, passed, and tlhat I was also
tgreatly interested in the Higgins bill.
When asked, "How do you like
lobbying?" I replied that I had very
little experience in it. but I believed
that the majority of the men who
went to the legislature tried to do
the right thing; that mistakes were
made; that so did we all of us make
mistakes, and that a man's first
lerm ii tihe legislature was like going
Sto school. As far as the legislators
rbeing "intellectually deficient." that
is a phrase that positively was not
used during the conversation. nor
was such a thought infefred. In the
icourse of our talk I cid say that I
was glad to see the measure provid
ing for a. state sheriff defeated, as
I feIt we had officers enough in Sil
ver Bow county to enforce the laws
of the state if they all really got
!busy. In speaking of senate bill No.
19 for the relief of the tubercular
Isoldiers. the representative of your
i paper said he did not know anything
about the bill, and asked what the
i!ill was intended to do, and I told
him that the bill as introduced and
passed in the senate gives the so!
diers and sailtrs suffering from tu
bercu!osis the first right to enter the
tuberculosis sanitarium, and, reaiiz
ing that room must be provided for
them. the appropriation of $20,001i
tfor the erection of a building was
voted. W\hen the bill reached the
bhouse the finance committee. under
the impression that the appropriation
voted last winter for tlht soldiers and
sai'ors' welfare would take care of
ithe s.nitaritum, the appropriation of
i$20.000 was stricken from the bill
and it was !',"conlenellned by the coiln
imittee as amended. Whien the Inat
ter was taken up wiin Mr. Higgins.
floor leader of the house, and other
m embers of tile house. They agre'g d to
irecall the bill and add the $20,000
'to tile lmeasure, and on request of
Mr. Higgins. the house did so and
passed the bill carrying the appropri
Now, I ask you in all fairness to
,me, is there anything in the above
that would cause anyone to think
that I considered myself a, self-ap
pointed instructor of the legislators
or anything reflecting upon their
mental qualifications to perform
their respective duties?
I am perfectly willing at all times
to stand for anything which I may
say, but t object to being made spou
sor for the opinions expressed by a
man who seems to lanc. every qualifi
a.tion as a reporter :or a paper that
announces to the public that it stands
for the truth. Sincerely yours.
MARGARET J. ROSZA.
I Know the Slave
Hehin Williams in Irish World.
I know the slave-driver, and I
know the slave; and I mean to say
that the slave-driver, selfish as lie
is, is a gentleman iu comparison with
There is nothing in all the world
so ignoble as the slave.
He is in his true position as a slave
so long as he bears his servitude.
lie is fit for nothing else.
Why should I care that. his back is
bent under the burdens of another?
Why should I be distressed at his
wiongs? His wrongs are his just
dues so long as he bears them in
tame and cowardly submission. What
would be the wrongs of a free man
are for him his just deserts.
I have coddled the slave, and have
called him a muan, when I knew there
was no manhood in him. I will do
sot no longer.
On the contrary, hereafter I mean
to assert everywhere, and on all pro
;per occasions, that he who wears a
i fetter needs it, and he who bears a
kick deserves it.
I wash my hands of the spirits that
are so mnean and slavish as to take
part in the injustice that is crushing
Moreover, I say that the bent back
of the toiler, the horny hands, the
coarse and distorted' features, and
the general ugliness that marks him,
are a confession of his own sins in
abetting the sins of his master.
I desire to speak face to face with
you, the slaves of the nineteenth cen
tury; to tell you how I have seen
every effort made by philanthropists
for your benefit fall fruitless to the
groulnd, hoecause your own base in
ifluence was against it.
I have seen more and worse than
this---that you have no respect for
iany titan but the one that kicks you,
itand no regard for any power but that
ewhich tramples you ntown.
You are the obstacle--the only
obstacle--- in the way of race emianci
Today's Anniversary. ]
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The first mountain climber to
reach an altitude of 25,000 feet was
Miss Annie S. Peck, who broke all
previous records by attaining the
summit of Mt. Huascaran, Peru, the
highest peak of the western hemis
phere, 11 years ago today, Aug. 14,
1908. The previous records for
climbing was held by W. W. Graham.
who reached a height of 23,800 feet
in the Himalayas. Miss Peck was
accompanied by Rudolph Tangwalder
and Gabriel Zumtangwald, two fam
ous Swiss guides, who suffered ter
ribly from underestimating the cold
and inl consequence failing to pro
vide themselves with sufficient
clothing. Miss Peck was better pro
vided with clothing, and escaped un
scathed from the rigors of the ter
rible climb. The altitude attained
biy Miss Peck is 10,000 feet less than
the highest ever reached by acre
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i FAMOUS WOMEN
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lumunnaih Kent Schtoff.
How important is a hog? With
this question Mrs. Schoff, a Philadel
hiia woman, startled the national
government. "Why does the gov
ernment think it worth while to
naintain a department to train farm
era in the care of hogs, and not even
consider the importance of training
parents to care for their children?"
Mrs. Schoff, the mother of seven
.lildren. in 1593 became interested
:n a little girl. a waif, who had been
-int to the reformatory. for setting
fire to a house "just to see the-fire
burn and the engines run." Her in
terest in this eight-year old hit of
driftwood led to a national study of
the child, and radical changes by the
state in its committments of "way