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HUGE PROFITS DANGLED
BEFORE BUSINESS MEN
TO BOOST 'U. S. BULLETIN'
(Fronm New York Call.)
-Washingto~, Aug. 19. - Apropos
of .the high cost of living and the
strange mstery as 'to why labor is a
trifle. diseotented, the letter repro
idueed beloW may be of interest to
readers. Nothing more brazen in
character. niore disgraceful in its
frank invitation, to big business to
get oin the, ipside and "make great
fortunes".out of money the taxpay
ers are scrapingi together in all good
faith to maintain their government
has been seen since the debauches
ofX, crruption.which preceded the fall
orimnipet.tal Rome, of Bourbon France.
rid' of Romanoff Russia.
-"iThe letter, one of a large number
sent by the United States Bulletin re
cently to a selected list of prospects,
was turned over to the Washington
bureau of the Call as an interesting
exhibit relative to the type of men
who jumped, into. high places in the
government to keep labor in line dur
ihg the war.
Charles T. Claytori, who signs the
letter as business manager of the
United States Bulletin, was director
df the training and dilution service
of .the department of labor. during
the war. Roger W. Babson, owner of
the United States Bulletin, whose
name-does not appear on the letter
bead, was director of the information
and education service, which "in
fotimed and educated" American la
bor by posters, pamphlets, movies,
boilerplate and special articles as to
the high ideals of America. and the
disgraceful moral turpitude of soviet
During the war Babson always had
capital and labor hand in hand, but
now that the war is over, it wouldt
appear that he is turning his atten
tion entirely toward capital through
the medium of this United States
The origin of the United States
Bulletin is Interesting. It will be re
membered that some time in the
sp'ing of the present year a general
debacle, overtook the committee on
public information. Its paper, the
Official United States Bulletin, was
about to suspend, when Roger Bab
son., who was also losing his official
post with the government, decided to
take it over himself.
This he did, according to his own
announceeiiint, purely as a public
service. Employes, of the labor de
partment have' asserted that he also
took over, without compensation,
iuomt of thie imailing lists, files and
office background of the Official Bul
Ictin. If this is true, it doubtless
lWas included under the same head
as :'public service."
At all events, Babson moved into
the office of the Official United States
Bulletin. at -10 Jackson place. Wash
ington, deleted the word "official"
fromu the paper,. hitched up Clayton,
just about to lose his job with the
department of labor, as "business
&Manager" .and started-off.: Manage=
nment was left largely in Clayton's
hands, Babson seeming to feel that
this was really ,a small venture not
worthy of taking his Lime front the
well-known statistical surveys con
ducted fromu Wellesley, Mass.
$910 Price Fixed.
Stefore he left. however, he an
(Iounced to the public that continua
tion; of the 'Bulletin was a need of
ext'reme urgency. It was of vast im
portance, lhe indicated, that the peo
ple know all their government is do
ing or intends to do. And in order
that this information might be 'with
in the reach of everyone, hle fixed
the annual subscription price at $10
and made it a weekly publication.
Under Creel it had come out daily
aind cost $5 a year, althoughl a large
free list was maintained for news
papers and similar agencies.
IHow Clayton has handled his task
as '"business manager" in tile in
teinim between Babson's departure
and the present is not yet known.
SThe circular letter reproduced here
with of the sort known to the trade
ais "come-on-letters," is the first in
timation of his policy to reach a
newspaper office, so far as is known
This letter, it appears, was sent
from the offices of the United States
Bulletin to all manufacturers and
magnates who might be good
catches. It is a frank invitation to
"live" business men. to .get their
noses right down in the financial
trough provided by the innocent pub
- Not. TirMd of I'rofits.
noses right down in the financial
trough provided by the innocent pub
Not Tired of Profits.
"You' may be tired of government .
rcgLgpltions," the letter starts out in
bl'oezy:style. "Most of us got that
iv-"i durig the past two years."
(lRemclmbor that it is an ex-govern
ment official who helped to frame
these" regulations who is speaking.)
.'But none of us is tired of profitable
goveni'ment biusiness-and the gov
Ornment's appropriations so far this
year total $7,337,597.2S3.28., all of
which is to'be spent before June 30,
"This money is to be expended for
everything. under the sun, and thou
sands of firms will make great for-.
tunes out Of government contracts
this peace year, If you wish, you
pmay be one of these profit makers."
SAny one' who is in the know can
contract a financial marriage with
that. richly dowered old lady, the
United. States government, if they
will only use that matrimonial agency
of high -finance conducted by two ex
officers of the department of labor.
the United States Bulletin. As Clay
ton's letter goes. on to point out:
'Attractive Offei' 5Lade.
"The newspapers will give you no
idea where this money is to be spent
or what. The United States Bullc
tin is the only publication what will
report"-Clayton may be an expert
at. advising how to "make great for
tunes" out of:the poor, but he's a
jBush leaguer at grammar-"as far
as itpssible in advance where the
lmoney is to go, so you can make your
plans to secure your fair share of the
eontracts that are to be made. If
you have a Washington office, that
office needs the Bulletin. It will
give: them most of -the information
"Don't;" continues Clayton, in the
tone of the Profestional bookmaker
or bunco man--"don't make the mils
take of subscribing for a measly sin
gle copy of the United States Bulle
tin. Send one to each of your branch
offices. and direct them to read it
carefully every week. Almost any
issue, somic item which may convey
nothing to your central office, may
prove a big "lead" to the local office
for profitable business.
"Give your legal adviser a file.
Govei'nment regulations and decis
ions are important to him and to
you, and they will be in the Bulle
tin, with indexes occasionally, for
quick reference. Each of your high
er officers needs a handy copy, both
because the United States is, even in
peace times, the largest buyer in the
world, and because every change
made by government that affects
your interests is published in the
Bulletin. It is good business to have
a half-dozen copies of the Bulletin.
A single item in one issue may pay
1,000 per cent on the whole thing."
Good Grab I'rolmidet.
A half dozen copies of the Bullo
tin---and Clayton seems to be the
man who put the first syllable in it -
at $10 a year per, totals $60 a year.
A thousand per cent on that would
mean $60,000 net profit of public
funds for every man who embraces
the opportunity so glowingly painted
That seems a good deal of a grab
for one man, but it should be re
membered that it is only to Big Busi
ness, firms with Washington offices,
branch offices, legal advisers, etc..
that Clayton is appealing. History
shows what Clayton probably knows
-that $60,000 milked from the gov
ernnment in profits is not much for
one firm's annual grab.
He is careful, too, to warn all the
little fish that they are not wanted.
In his closing words:
Don't Wault Little Fish.
"We do not want any readers who
do not appreciate the Bulletin"-pre
sumably this refers to appreciation
of the 1,000 per cent idea-"it is in
tended only for live business wires,
and we don't want any 'dead ones'
on our lists."
It is to be hoped that this circular
letter will give some clearer insight
into the type of some of the men who
had the impertinence to try and in
dicate to labor about its "patriotic
Messrs. Clayton and Bablson were
both in the forefront of the apostles
of patriotic service at that time. The
case of Clayton is the worse, not only
as signer and presumably author of
Ithis letter. but because he had been
for a long time connected with the
Sdepartment of labor.-N. Y. Call.
L0 a loullg taie CuOilteu LU wsii ILU
department of labor.-N, Y. Call.
FOR .WOMEN WORK[ERS
(By United Press.)
London. --- (By Mail.) -- Women
workers in Britain are getting a won- c
derful reputation for versatility.
Before the war there were certain c
dual posts that every one recognized t
---the cook-housekeeper, nurse-house- 1
maid, lady-help, etc.. but nowadays a
i demands are growing more compli- a
. cated than this.
I Advertisers in the want columns
I of the daily papers ask for hyphen- 0
r ated helps of varied accomplishments
- such as "nurse-chauffeuse-secre
j tary," while recently a business man
i advertised for "a shorthand-typist,
capable of keeping accounts, acting
as secretary, driving car, and taking
Scharge of a child of eight."
- Nearly all of the advertisements
for secretaries stipulate that appli
cants must be able to drive a car. C
- Girls who are willing to become
hypenated employes do not as a rule t
f'id that the salaries offered are any
lhigher than those given for one sort
of service only. They do, however, t
-reap a little benefit from the fact
I that there is less monotony in work
of such varied nature and, according
to the employment bureaus, these
1 complicated advertisements attract
s more applicants than those which
I offer employment in only one ca
DOCK SHEPHERD IS
STILL ACTIVE AT 74
(By United Press.)
- Cleveland, 0., Aug. 19.---In the
e dusk of almot any summer evening.,
) when the toil of the Cleveland docks
e is stilled, a chunky old man, former
bartender and prize fighter, can be
s heard laying down the law of the
f bible to the workers of the lake
The graying sky roofs his church,
Ir the open dock is his pulpit and audi
- torium and the soft swish of the
gleaming waters against the spiles
s is his choir.
u Chaplain J. D. Jones. for all of his
2 years as the shepherd of the docks,
n hasn't forgotten to apply to his re
11 ligious teachings the lesson lie
e learned in the prize ring-to put a
y high pressure wallop in every punch.
y I-Io carries his 74 years lightly and
E- defies weather, labor and illness in
r. his ministrations to the water front
In his youth Jones was both bar
tender and prize fightqr and good at
both, old timers of his flock aver.
0 Jones started his career as a preach
i1 or across the street from the place
where lie tended bar. He has 11o
11 vain illusions about his flock and
rt doesn't seek to turn out a galaxy of
a Combining practical with moral
l- suasion. Jones has collected and dis
tc tributed more than $100,000 among
ir the needy and temporarily embar
le rassed. From the contributions of his
If congregation he has raised suffi
it cient to build a mission and also
11 founded the Jones Home for Chil
1 Use Bulletin Want Ads.
In Charge Of Program For
COPYRIGHT P. ILLUSTRATING MREVICE, I. N V.
Breckenridge Leng, the Assistant
Secretary of State, to whose oflice
falls the duty of carrying otut and
in some measure suggesting the en.
tertainment of the Prince of Wales
during his stay in Washington.
d URGES HOME LIFEU
FOR GERMAN WOMEN
SBy JOHN GIALUDEBNZ
- (United Press Staff Correspondent.) a
)r Berlin. - (By Mail.) -- "Womueu in
ought, to be taken out of the labot
it market just as much as possible." ni
L. This is the opinion of Frau von to
Gierke, of the German national party. pc
one of the women members of the na- di
1o tional assembly, chosen after the last cll
e- winter's revolution. In an interview of
m she declared she believed women ve
_ ought to take more and more iart ii~ 1
internal politics, but decried an) til
s' attemlpt to have them in high gov- ;
ernment places. She said that thel) I
r, ought to be in the home rather that cr
t the factory or the office; and that
to where .r'cuInstanlces positively wil.
_ not permit theon to have home life
ic then they ought to be trained for the
"I don't believe women should be f
es in cabinet positions," she said. "That ai
le would only make the cabinet. femn
ly inine and weaker, an d what is need- "
of ed is strong manily forcefulness in it
n positions such as the cabinet posts. L
S "However, in internal politics, ilt o
is different. There, women acts as a
balancing spirit, and takes a fine, w
wholesome interest in welfare work. w
\Vomen's inclinations in politics are t1
likely to be more positive than mnc's.
for women are generally either en- 01
Lirely conservative or entirely rad
"As for womden's part ill labor, In
will say that I believe womankind
should be brought back to its nat.
n ural destiny of motherhood and edu
n. cation of children. It is extremely nI
unfortunate that women have be
in com. imore and nlore the competi- 01
ed tors of men in the labor mlarket, for
e- labor amongst women is the enemy'
e of family life. It is impossible to be
a workingwoaman and a mother at
the same time.
"In my view, industrial conditions C
_ ought to be so readjusted that menit
wts will have better opportunities for
*e- nmrrying and for supporting fam
n ilies. Then it will be possible for '
t more women to enter their natural
sphere of family life. As for wlnomen
unable to marry more opportunities
should be opened for their education
ts for professional lines."
li- Frau von Gierke, as a conservative.
does not believe in "equalizing every
ne thing," as site put it. She believes
le that the German educational system
is adequate, but holds that the "kul-.
it tur" that comes of family life and
in, training ought to be developed.
FRENCH ARMY WILL
(By United Press.) :
Paris.--(By Mail.)-Though cn- c
gaged in demobilizing her entire re
serve army, France will maintain a T
numerical supremacy of at least (
three to one over Germany's mill- I
tary forces, thus guaranteeing the
out-carrying of the treaty terms. I
At the present time France has C
i(e nearly two million men under arms. I
ig, but the present demobilization plans
ks call for the discharge of all but 600,- i
icr I1000 before Nov. 1. Germany now has t
be about 400,000 men in her volunteer 1
.he armies. This number must be re- I
.It duced to 200,t000 during the next few
months. Hence, in November, with I
li, Francc's demobilization completed
di- and Germany reduced to the army I
he permitted her by the treaty, France
lea will still have full control of the situ
his On March 31, 1920, Germany will
ks, have to have demobilized all but a 1
re- permanent standing force of 100,0100
he men. France will on that date still
a have 600,000 men mobilized, or a
ch. superiority of six to one. Not only t
id will France then be in a position to
in watch Germany closely, but she will I
nt t.e aided also by the occupation forces 1
of the United States, England and
it With Germany thus reduced in
er. iilitary strength, France has. hopes
cl- of also less:ning thlle term of tervice
ace for her troops. The French have ini
io the past been driven to long;ternm
nd obligatory service by Gertmaty: 'l'Ta
of future promises to remove this rtYse
permanently. The 600,000 me in
ral France will for the time bhine re
lis- tain under arms consist of; tFb
>ig classes, those of 1918 and 191' as
am- well as the professional and co .
iso London.-"In the lory mayor's
lil- court. and the old Baijp I have to
understand every langage under the
sun. The only langege that does not
seem to be usedts English," com
plained Judge I, F, Dickens,
MOB IULE ALLOWE BY
Small-Town Ruffians In
:duced to Break Up
iBy C. W. VONIElt.
Beatrice, Neb.. Aug. 19.- -A recur
rence of the lawlessness which char
acterized the opposition to to the Non
partisan league in Nebraska last
summer took place recently here
when hoodlums broke Ili a; farmers'
meeting, assaulted an aged man and
tore banners from firllelrs' automlo
biles. An appeal to the police by
league members was refused. bluntly
by the chief of police.
A rumor circulated by le](gun one
mies that one of the aultomohiles in
;.he parade which preceded the meet
ing carried a red flag Irecilpitated
the riot. Attempts were mtde by
those responsible for the disturbance
o place the blame on returnled ol
-liers, but according to iester P.
Barlow, who is tourillg I tie country
.ecturing on governlnlle industries
in the war. there were nio soldiers in
the crowd that attacked the leaguers.
Barlow, himiniself at A. I. F. man,
spoke at the same meeting, and
'uestioned several of the mnc who
were posing as soldiers and forced
them to admit they had never seen
1holie N'Alect I)uty.
Jesse RI. Johnsonl, stat nmnager
of the league, called on I he chief of
uolice and asked for protection, say
ing trouble was expected. The offi
cer refused to send police to the
meeting and told Mr. Johnson that if
le expected trouble lhe had better not
try to hold the meeting.
C. A. Sorensen, after the after
noon meeting, was attacked by a man
in the uniform of the city fire de
partment and iknocked down. W.hen
he sought the arrest of his assailant
a policeman refused to lake the muian
into custody without a warrant.
Another meeting was hcld at
night, and again an appeal was made
to the police for special delluties. No
policemen appeared until after the
disturbance. According to those in
charge of the meeting. tile presence
of one policemanli wouldl have pre
vented the attempt at mobbing.
W\Vhen the meeting started, the Ihos
tile crowd began an ulpoar. A Bea
trice lawyer and a pastor were
howled down when they urged hlic
crowd to remain peaceable.
A'ed Mall ,Assaulted.
At this point Manager J.lohnsomn iof
the league asked the farmers in the
audience to come nearer the plat
form so they could hear. The mob
at once charged the platformi. . J.
A. Hartwig, an aged resident living
inear li'irth, was knocked down,
struck over tIhe head, his scalp torn
and several teeth were knocked out
of his mouth. As a miumber of lie
111mob attemplted to strike him again
while he was prostrate, a fhirmler
woman threw herself between the
mob and its victim and cried that
they would strike Ihe aged mlan again
only over her own dead body.
This incident seemed to sober the
mob and Mr. Johnuson dismissed the
It was evident that the mob had
been incited by anti-league inlterests
in the vicinity. Literature of an ac
tive organization opposed to the
league and statements of newspapers
opposing the league were mentioned
by the crowd. "Tihe d---n farm
ers are trying to run the country,"
somie of the members of the mob
shouted during the disturbance.
A delegation will be sent to Gov
ernor McKelvie to demand protection
for future meetings, it was announced
by league officers. The sheriff of
Gage county was asked before the
evening meeting to furnish proctc
tion. lie replied that it was not
within his jurisdiction.
r . Lion. I.e replied tha. it was nlot
en within his jurisdiction.
ies ---- --
V" UNITED STATES IS THE
1 WOiLD'S RICHEST NATION
(By United Press.)
London.---(By Mail.)-While the
brain might reel at the mass of fig
ures unloaded at a meeting of the
Royal Statistical society. some in
teresting details as to the world's
wealth can be extracted from a pa
tper written Iby Prof. J. C. Stamp.
Comparing the pre-war wealth and
incomes of England, Germany and
the United States, Professor Stamp
en- comlutes the respective totals at:
t a England ............$ 71,500,000,000
ast Germany ........... 82.750,000,000
ili- United States.......... 210,000,000,000
England ............$11,250.000,000 I
has Germany .......... ..10,750,000,000
ins. United States ........... 36,250,000,000
ans On a per capita. basis also, Anmer
10,- ica comes out easily the richest coun
has try in the world. The capital per
eer head of the population, according to
re- Professor Stamp was, before the war:
ew Capital. Income.
ith England ...... ... $1,590 $250
ted Germany ......... 1,220 15
my United States ........ 2,120 361)
nce All these figures must be conA'd
itu- erably inflated :to obtain the cutrea1'.
year's, capital iani icolllme, but t5oT(41
will crease would certainly be LgWest in
I a the case of the United Ste.4;, `wlhich
100 could boast it l ei'sLt j )le its ipre
till war wealth. t.""
r a The thrifty haiits of tly l' rench
nly nation were refletted, sat Professor
to Stamp, in a caplital.. $1,515 per
will head, while Italy ~ Austria had
'ces only $640 and4l 5 Irespectively. He
aid comnplllte Jg..~i capital at $12,000.
)00 ,0Q)0.;.. on a per calpita basis,
in $220 offLItii, and $30 income per
pes heat4 f poipulalion. The capital, and
vice inctcm'e of Spain was probably as low
I ill any in Europe, tile income per
,rui .ead "not exceeding $55.
e lidhaiii. Eng.-Doy-owners chort
in d joyously when Sir A. i). Hall, un
re- der-secretary of the board of agri
tyb culture, was fined $2.50 for having
fas his dog unmuzzled. Hall's signature
nisl appears on all orders re-dog-muzzl
or's London.-A Middlesex council by
to election on the subject of Sunday
the cinemas resulted in the victory of
not their advocate. The winner was aid
om- ed by films, and the "'anti's" had
strong pulpit support,
D U,, .IJ.-.W i J, ,...
Will Entertain Prince Of
servie coirss LIonUINitd WASHTOat.
oldi Mrs. Breckearidge Lang, one of
cel s the most charming of diplomatcl
hostesses, and the wife of the As
sistant Secretary of State who will
he an able aid to her husband, in
gel- planning and suggesting entertain-.
wee- t for the Prince of Wale dur
ting his stay in Washington.
a e M pr. Blrecken ridge Longt one iofl
ad the most charming oi diplomd Stati
Noelstt Secretarys, of State, whoine wllho
be an able ad to her husband, ivil
whic planning and suggesting enterta6n*
if ment ior the Princs ecause of tis dur
ilitary or naval service may own ash
nou- givcn a chance to ualicfy fur gover'n
S1ig. e t, d11 o AyI .,19
bde- The civil service comluiision. wUSali
core every opportunity to qualiiy otr civil
the loiti , aked tieas, attorsny gen-d
ierllfor an opinion is tlowetlneor ie
S oienll fr chal ic ro to eli t for t ovlle Ie
oli T he ci)i)( lvoio serv, 1uissn(1 uua-s
the sailors. aio l servineo , exinmdinatioys
gai wicll (i)d11 hoad n closed. T'li le attorney
nlc general having expressed the opinion1
Iin which provides for prefe, l)-re(nce in uI p
1orn poinCtm1nt to civil positions for dis
the rimes, the civil service c1omm91 issiou
gain i fill f open only to lhonorably dis-t v
nte charged service 11) n examihat iaIoll
the which were pending on April 6, 1917,
Ihat t.ho date of America's o (declaration of
gain war, or which were subsequenttly all
be allowed soldiers, sailors, and Jm
had rines in which to be examined for po
1ac- already been hold if they were is
the charged 'rom the military or naval
iers service prior to Aug. 1, and till days
noed frtot thedtedt of their dischlarge will
Y. quent, to Aug. 1, 1919.
RUMANIA ASKS U. S;,,
S10TO SEND TEACHIRS
iUnlcharest. - "To impart. to ihe
newly-awakened peoples of the old
worldl the Alerican. capacity for or
gunization is the greatest ilnllediate
duty of the Almerican people," do
clared D)r. )imlitri Joescu, of the
tUniversity of Bucharest(, in al ad- P
N dress ll a banqllet given to Ihe il(1n
I)ers of the Amlerican IRed Cross mlis
"We hoe tha;t tlh. work of the 1I
he American Ileople will no1 stop with cl
the splendid achievemelts in Ru
ig- mania of the Red Cross," said Dr.
Ile Jonescu. "Senld us sonie of your bl
in- masters to exiplaill to us tile iesui(lts
o'sf your researches and your slplendid
pa- mlethods of work --to accustomn us to
111. your discipline of the mind, to youl
nl spirit of organization, which, during O
tid the war, was shown to be so far su
nIp perior to the formerly so-m1uch
praised- German methods. S
"Rumania wishes to thank, thei
)10 American people for what theyll' have
done for us---the queen, the.k ing and
the royal fanily join wilth'le ill ex
1 pressing our t.hanks. 1
"It is the duty of tile French and
Anglo-Saxon civilizations to spread.
today their beneficial, light ov0.thi C
1r- world, chiefly in the new.ly.:lf ted. I
u1- countries which have bepe "called to
per a new national life,
to "Itunmnang - . i "ation of 16.00.- F
ar1: 000 inl" ii&hts which, by its music, 2
0. its .Tluar d its poetry, has proved
50 itf1t caphble of assimilating your
1ci vilization and of becoming its c(han- C
i.d- pion,- H-ell us t.o found here th
e } I'l.II of culture for thlle- Orient."
U. S. BOOZE TO THE ORIENT
lci San Fra cisco, lAug. 1)--John
p1r Ilarleycorn. exiled fromn the United
iar States, is migratinlg to China in thou
Ssand-case lots. With the Frenoh
H) clhalpagule produc(ing (isttricts rav
I' aged by war, there is such large de
Sis. sald throngholt the Orient for Cali
per Ioiil :la champalgnes anld other Amer- '
d ican liquors that the firms caught 1
low with IrellIdolls supplies hIave a
ser Splendid chance to "get out from un
der" at a splendid profit before the
SI-t Sheppard act Ibecomes effective in
Jn ll 1Ju try.
11- Several stneamers are leaviIng here
gre- wvery week with an indecently large
ing quantity of intoxicants stowed away
Lure in their "innards," but as January
Izzl- approaches, there will be still heavier
cargoes of liquor, to avoid confisca
tion in America. Shanghai firms are
Idy- the main buyers.
SaJd Bulletin Want Ads Get
lhad Result. Phone 52.
WHERE SOME OF THE M .ONEY W
Americans who are asking what t1
has been done with all the money '1
which we paid into tle national treas- is
ury, and why does the cost of liv- e
ing continue to advance, will find a b
partial answer to their inquiries in p
the sub-joined excerpt from the Con- k
gressional Record. '
The speaker is Representative
Reavis, of Nebraska, who is discuss- t
ing the report of the select commit
tee on expenditures in the war de- c
"Without taking the time to read a
tile somewhat voluminous testimony t
on this question, I will say to you
that it is in evidence that more than s
2,000,000 pounds of ham in Balti
more deteriorated so that we sold it c
at 28 and a fraction cents per pound; 1
that 1,497.000 pounds at Norfolk
deteriorated so that we sold it at 20
cents a pound.
"On Friday morning of last week
the Baltimore Sun contained a state
ment of the condition that exists at
our warehouses there, and the sane I
conditions is also all through the I
southern country where we have I
warehouses and where it is hot. This
meat is spoilng, and has been spoil- I
ing rapidly. Here is the condition
Piles of Food Burned.
"Thousands of dollars' worth of
foodstuffs of every kind, are being
of burned as refuse at the Colgate ware
itle houses of the United States quarter
As- master corps near River View, and
vill the pity of it is, say the government
In officials. that they are powerless to
un.. prevent the waste.
ur-' "A visit to the warehouses yester
day disclosed the truth of persistent
rumors that wholesale destruction
of canned goods has been in progress
for months. Just outside the wire
palisade about the reservation, in
plain view from the River View car
line, the smoke from thile refuse was
ascending. The ground to the ex
tent of about an acre was strewen
with empty tin cans, burst open and
their contents poured out in many
places more than knee deep.
rney "Three negro dump keepers were
civil on the job, and the wheelbarrows in
tates which the cans were tumbled from
who the four big warehouses were close
their Swamp Filled W\ith Cans.
w he 'That pile is nothing,' one of
CUT THIS OUT!
Keep it handy, that you may know where you can make your
purchases, and support those who are helping to support your
paper, The following business houses advertise in the Bulletin,
thus proving that they do not take orders from the agents of the
Employers' association, which is trying to put your paper out
of business. These advertisers prove they are with you; show
them that you appreciate their support by dealing with them-
thov inn unr4hv of Unilr rnnnrot.
uP' they are worthy of your support.
a- The Famous Cafe, 124% E. Park;
of Creamery Cafe ,19 W. Broadway; A
Rex Cafe. Great FalD Montana;
will Leland Cafe, 72 E.. ??rk street;
a- Spokane Cafe, 17 S. Main st.; Moxom L
Ilo- Cafe, 29 W. Broadway; Crystal Cafe,
ave 69 E. Park street; Golden West Cafe,
lii- 227 S. Main.
val Pool Roowns
'ys La nbro's Pool Hall, 42 E. Park st. p
will Golden Gate Pool Hall, 272 E. Park. 5
)Me- Park. a
Howard Music Co., 213 N. Main. B
Woody-Duall Co., 29 S. Main; 3
Jacques Drug Co., 1957 Harrison av.
Thomas Joyce, 208 W. Broadway.
Trunks and Luggage
Montana Trunk Store, 109 West a
S Chili Parlors
,i Pony Chili Parlor, 38 / E. Parls;
at Classic Chili Parlor, 210 N. Mais.
do- Tobaccos and Confections
the The Scandia, Anaconda, Montana;,
ad- Pat \lcvKenna, 314 N. Main.
11m- Vulcanizing S
iiis- J. L. Mathiesen, Vulcanizing, 40 11
E. Galena; Butte Vulcanizing Works, v
tile 1942 Harrison avenue; Western Vul- 3
vith canizing Works,,.30 F. Galena. 1
Dr. Drs.,Long & Long, room 126, Penn
our block; Flora W. Emery, room 9, Sil- V
ults ver Bow block.
to Montana Jewelry Co., Opticians,
o'0" Etc:, 73 E. Park st.; People's Loan
ring Office, 28 % E. Park st,; Powell
sum ewelry Co., 112 N. Main st.; I.
ich-,Simon, 21 N. Main st.; MayeJr 37 N.
'ills Main; Mose Linz, Main and B'dway.
lave Cleaning apd'lDyeing
aul The Nifty Hat Svtp, 861/2 E. Park;
ex- American Clesifing and Dye Works,
and . - Barber Shops
read. -Ed. Swaidner, 1331/2 W. Br'dway.
phi Con Lowney, 309 N. Main; Park
ited. Barber Shop, 86 E. Park.
f to Second Hand l'urniture
Union Furniture Exchange, 248
00.- E. Park; City Furniture Exchange,
isir, 206 E. Park.
wved Meat Markets
our Washington Market, 18 W. Park;
a111' Central Market, 323 N. Main; West
lihe ern Meat Co., 121 E. Park street;
Independent Market, 128 E. Park;
Second Street Market, 1268-1270
N E. Second street.
.,'. ;,. V. Moran, room 104 Penn
sy1'.,>,ia block; Powell Jewelry Co.,
112 MN Main; Montana Jewelry Co.,
ited Opticians, etc., 73 E. Park street.
1nobl Fashion Tailoring Co., 47 W.
ray. Park st.; Bernard Jacoby, Tailor, 43
de- E. Broadway; 1E. Zuhl., Tailor, 504
Cali- W. Park st.; W. oertel, 431 % S. Art
mer- zona street; Big 4, 17 W. Park at.;
ught Rafish Bros., 83 E. I'ark.
e a Cigar Factory
I un- Best In The West Cigar Factory,
the 28 E. Galena.
e ill Auto Repair Shops
Grand Avenue Repair Shop, cor
here nor Harrison and Grand; Auto Re
large pair Machine Shop; M. G. Smith, 401
away S. Wyoming.
avier Yegen Biros., bankers, Park and
lisca- Dakota streets.
s are Baths
Steam Baths, 504 E. Broadway.
Get Manhattan Bakery, 205 W. Park;
Dahl's Bakery, 107 N. Montana st.;
Holme Baking Co., Olympia st.
them said, in answer''to a quebtioi.
'All this ground we are standing on
is filled with layers X d1in cans set
oral feet .thick. You see, after we
burn the stiff for a 'while arid the
pile gets big we cover It over witiha
layer of dirt and. start 'a new pile;
That swamp over there is severil
feet deep, and it is filled with cans,
"The negro explained' that. ha is,
one of the 16 men whose task'.rftqfs
to sweep up around i.he- warehouses
and wheel the condemned' cats to
" 'Each warehouse, has several in
spectors, who go around eer' ,dhy
and inspect tomatoes, peas; milk,; ha.ia
other goods, and as soon 'as they 'find
bad ones they mark them, and we
wheel them away,' he said.'
"As to how long the dtf.trictioi
has been going on the negro was
" 'You see, I have 'only been"he1e
since February,' he said. . 'I "fo.'t.
know how long it: was going-on.be
fore. that, but I know. that, some' of
us have wheeled cans to the dump
almost every day since I came here.
"Now, gentlemen, it is. suggested
thane eth govrnment will iefibn rse
itself. because it has a six months'
guaranty on this canned. stuff.
Why, eight and one:h~lf mionl~ith.ida
gone by since.we puirchased it. Eight
and a half months have gone:by since
the armistice was signed, and' it is
in the record that some of, it' was
bought In the year 1917. The guar
anty has long since expired." But sup
pose that the government got all its
money back. God help the poor peo
pie who cannot get the food! That.
is gone. It is difficult ot me to
characterize what I think of conduct
of this kind. I could be arrested for
what I think of that war department
and the way it has handled this food
London.-Gassed at Vimy Ridge
in March, 1918, Private A. E. Pear
son, completely lost the power of
speech. Larking at home with his
mother, the latter pinched him, and,
Pearson yelled "Don't." recovering
his speech since.
It is a pleasure to give Thrift Od
War Snvincr atamnan.
Montana Battery Station, 224 S.
Exelso Distributing Co., '0.
Clothing, Cleaning and Pressing .
Bernard Jacoby, 43 E. Broadway.
Fashion Tailoring, 447 West
'ark; Palace Clothing & Shoe Store;
;3-55 E. Park st.; Montana Clothing
end Jewelry Co., 103 S. Arizona; O.
C. Store, 24 East Park street;
31g 4 Tailor, 17 W. Park street;
;hirley Clothes Shop, 14 N. Main;
houcher's, 29 W. Park.
Crystal Creamery, 459 E..Park st,
Union Dentists, Third Floor. IU1-
Tito building; Dr. C.a,M..l.d "04
!05 Pennsylvania bloc ..
Shiner's icurniture, .75 E. Park at.
The Washington, 18 W. Park;
/ilea's Grocery, 1204 E. Seconsd at.;
Corinode, Groceries, 204 E. Park st.;
3. F. T. Cash Grocery, ,627 E. Ga
eua st.; T. J. McCarthy, 64 E. Broad
,ay; McCarthy-Bryant & Co., 317-.
119 East Park street; 'Bishop Bros.,
L80 Walnut street;. White House
Jrocery. 508 West Park; Western
'ash Meat & Grocery Co., 2410 Har
Dollar Shirt Shop, Rialto building;
Hats for Men
Nickerson, The Hatter,' 112 W.
Sewell's Hardware, 221 E. Park
street; Western Hardware Co.,
22 E. Park street.
A. Graf, Lager Beer Extract, 726
J. Durst, Ladies' Tailor and Habit
Maker, phone 2764, room 436, Phoe
nix bldg.; E. Zahl, 504 W, Park.
Ladies' Garments '
Popular Ladies'. Garment .Store,
63 E. Park st.; The International
Store, 210 E. Park; The Fuld Store,
111 W. Park.
Thomson's Park' Studio, 217 E.
Park street. .
Francis J. Early, 715-719 B'. .".'ht
Chicago Shoe Stor( 7 S;. Main ast..
Walkover Shoe Co., .46 W. ParK, at,;
Golden Rule Shoed Store, Peter
3rinig, 39 E. Park; One Price Shoe
Store, 43 E. Park.
Dr. W. H. Havlaird, 71. W. Park
Shoe Bepalring ..
McManus Shoe Shop, 5 S. Wyo
rming; Progressive Shoe Shop,_ 1T.1
Harrison ave.; Dan Ifarrlngton;, 49.
Philipsburg & Anaconda Stage,
Second Hand Clothing, Jewelryg, °tc.
M. Simon, 55.3 S. Arizona; The
Globe Store. 4 S. Wyoming; Uncle
Sam's Loan Offiee, 1} S. Wyoming.
Larry Duggan, -Undbrtaker, 32*
N. Main street: DaiOlel & Blliob,
undertakerS, 125 E. :Park street.
Expressinan, -Transfer, 5 8, Wyo
Coal and Wood.
East Side . Coal apt . *ood Yard,s
Garden avenue; Phon. .54564.
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