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Iatered as Secoad0lass Matter, December 18, 1917, at the Postomee at Butte, Montana
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SATUPDAY, AU'G. 30, 1919.
Come down to the Bulletin office and sign
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TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT!
Tonighl, unless the housewives and oller inlterested cili
zens of iulltie appealr before the city colnceil in enter vehement
protest. a inajoriiy of that body is expected to pass two ,,ordi
nances, tile terms of w\\hich absolutely deliver the iepeople of
the city, the workers. the Isholsewiv\'es and even the small fam -
ily grocery store wnllers into tlhe hilads of Ihe packilng trust
as replreselled by the Hlansen Packing compallny anil the Wilson
interests fll the onl e i1nd,. and ellell nessys, f'irophyl's, lltey's.
Symons anld the rest of their ilk on the other.
We refer to the lprpolsed passage by the co( e.il of. lfirst,
the so-called mealt iIslpeectioll hill, which, IIlider' the ise ofa
]proteeting the people of tile city r'roin diseased nleat. does
nothing of the kind, hIilt only hainds over to thle tHansen ctmn
piany 1nl absollte monoiipoly ill tile sales ofr diseased meal ill
Bultte; and to the other anl nearly as vicious ordinance, the one
draftled for the purpose ofI' pIltting the smaller compelitors of'
the bigger stores out of' illsitless by compelling them to ob
serve the same howrs' for opening and closing as do the big
downt\.own st ores.
Thlat in each of' Ilth se w\\ pr, iopsed ordt'i.nances lie viciols
provisions for thle bhnefiti of big businless a111l the harm riof
smaller stores and of thle consulellllts generally, has been re
ieatedly told i thie cll ilills of thle ilitllelin. The facl that the
innocenllt-Oppearing closing-lhol' law woul itl p Ilt the smaller
grocery stores out of busllniess al0 1 deliver Iheir '(slistonlers ilnto
the hands of the big stores Ilhas been Iltl; the actl that the
meat inspectliorll oldinmlilce puils every indeplendent slaughter
ihouise selling ito) lthlltte markets ot1 of bulsiness and makes
stronger the prac'tlical ,monopoly iow hehil by the Hanlsen Pack
ing cJompllany: the facl that Ile Hltansen cmplanyl al this time is
tIhe only slailghtering conmpailny iin lIutle which is legally per- I
umitted toi slhItuhliter nillirll s 'ontliemined for' tuberculollisis, and to
sell ste\\ed clonsumpltionl germs ito the people at the price tof'
meat, also have bieen tid.t
The c'ity coluncil meets tonight and in all prill obability bathl
these ordinances will conlle Il1' I'r dis.iIssionl, andl. Itless the I
pressure from the people is partic'larly strong i, offset the inl
tfluence of the packers and the big retail inerlan ile interests. I
there is every indllication tihal t hey will bie ipassed.
Again we say. that unless Ihe people (of the city want to be
forced to buy d(iseasedl mleal '101m thle lHlInsell omipiany; il
they" \want to be for'ced to make thei'r purchases exclusively at I
such stores as lennessys iiand Lley's ailI [i'rophy's andtll the I
others like them, it behoioves every red -blooded mani and \\orl
a11 who possibly cn, to a. tend tonight's meeting' or the city I
council and to express Ito the mayor al ahldermlen Jllst what
theil' wishes are ill the nlatters.
T'r llighlt's tlhe lighl !
THE ROAD BONDS AGAIN.
]Fralntially learin'illg back and for'th. illter'vie\ wing this rani
and that womnan, the gang which is ni\\' allenplinig to foist ol
to the alreaidy ,\iverbhuened laxpayers iI' Sil\ver Ihow\\ countly i
bon11d issue of r 250. ,l00ll. oistensibly fill' good roadsls, b1il really
to furnll isl spendslill g 5mon5iey tlhat ill ni"y tie frierl' ei' awayv by tIlhe
sthate hoaird ofl' highwa'l ymen and sutir' own c' unty hoaId of i llii n-' il
conlpetellts is wotkiliig tolotll a dll toselilii iln their efforls Isl 1111
the "deal" over.
Taking their lite from tihe fra l h11al Ihe ipeople of tihe c'tllIl
genielrally iare takig noii inlerest ii Ilie mailler, the ilul11iiler'
biild, incldihg he ie icncolpelei lrilniiverate. the l iroad il0 l
c'hlilel'y grafters al the ,tljoyriliders i'are expri'essing themlselves
as greatly hoelleed by tihe belief that tIe only people who will
journey to the Ipolls to votle o(il the ieasilrle will he Ithose who
will heed thle pltlderlet'lil's requlests iand 'oite fior it. And sulich
11 contiligecii'y is enltirely I-ossi le, so it behlviiii es ever'y personti
who is against the prolposition to glo to s lite polls and vote "Nis!"
The ulilletin, it has leenl staled hbefore, is for gioold toads:
in fact the lnlleltil is forl intlli'ivelnelts otf all kinds. e t1ul, we'
believe that before w'e take anily steps Itioarli vo ling hinullreds
of tholsands iof dolars to le spent byi olur sI ale and . nliti' oif
ficials, some impllrovement shloildi be mnlide ili the persionnelt
both at the state ho11se and ico'rthoullse.
When tIhe Ieople (of Silver liow eioilutnty see inl the slate hoilse
all atdministraiion of the people istelid of' the profiee's:
vhen they see in their $ urhlloiltse i coliiiliissiton of t'en of sit 1
d llbted hb nesly aoilitd ai s ilily. hC ni. t1 he (li, willt ith e l sre
for the t eopi ile Intvite hgi$-a>'iiiets allo l we goids Olr fot'r het's 'thor
pipose. Tl e, ie thtof etw osliestl' iyi i stecm)Ile ties hive is let
bentied or soentei ed tir gratlting. t' e (ikie sull hats ror Ioni
llhem as teilig IIarli0tlhi rly mleser g seil 1 ien e in.
pended by $he ,o1ily iic,,inpeeils ill be speot' $2n2 (er the di
(ection ola b he sdai e t higitva1iiie0 . Vie als'o go oth aecod here asi
declarin tntil of ithe tId boidies I he I firsl is lhe lessa r evil. ex
we stated yeslterday, the iafe e ial rei ,r' te l he sihte higwai\'s i .i
missionl, we have yet to hear of a mile of giss-d road buill by tlhe
There is a possibility, as advanced by ssme, that the greater
patrt of the $250).000i expe(.ledio i)e ',,te, Iy Ithe laxpayers of
Silver Bow coinlty, might be expended sn aetnal road work,
but the probability is that it will not.be. 'In fact, nothinig eitli
or in the actions of the stale highlwaymer's hoard or our hoard
(f incompetents gives us s the slightest reason to believe that it
It may bie recalled that during the last 30 years hundtredis of
thousands of dollars have been collected by the cornty ill poll
taxes and additional hundreds of thousands have been raised iin
regular road levies. In fact, from the source of poll taxes
alone, road experts tell us sufficient money has been secured
by the county government to pave each of the few miles of
highways in this connly (outside of the city ) with the mst ex
pensive form of paving. uttI, with all that money at their dis
posal Ihrough the years, neither our past nor our presenlt couin
iy irrcompetents have given us a single mile of what casn readily
and ltruly be called good roads.
With this record to go on, does it seem at all prohlble that
the placing of an additional $250,000 in the commissiners'
hands will iiislire to us the probability that it will I)e spent any *
more wisely than have similar sums in the past?
Yeslerday the piublicity agent of the proposed roani steal of
fered the 1Bulletin a half page advertisement advocatling the
Ionid issue. The advertisement was refused, oven aftler the
agent had offered double rates for its insertion in several is
sues. Now, as everyone knows, half page paid advertise
meints are as scarce as the proverbial hen's teeth in so fI'r as the
tullet lin is concerned. 11It Ihe policy of the Bulletin, both as
Io the nmalern of the road bond issue and to other maIters of
ipublie interest, is the people's interests first.
WVe believe that it is not to the best interests of Ihe people
of1' Silver Ilow cornly that Ihe bond issue be appiroved; conse
quiently, we not only criticise the plan ed(itorially, hibt we ab
iollutely rel'fuse tio handle any adverlisements in its advncacy, inoi
aater' what Ihe price offered. The nulletin cannot be iboughlt.
With all these things in mind, the Ilullelin's advice i tIhe
taxpayers of' Silver Ilnw county is:
lie surre and visit the polls Tuesday and also tle sure to vo tle
A(IAINST the )bond issue.
JOHN D., DOL LAR PATRIOT.
In yestlerday's issue we printed dispatches dealing with a
telegraphic report to Secretary of War Baker by a congression
al commit tee investigatigating the operation of the spruce p)rodue
lion division during the war.
The replor to Secretary Balker said:
Approxirnately $5,000,000 of governmenl, fundls were
squandered, inisapplied and converted to Ihe lrospective
uses of the .liilwauikee railroad interests by Ihose iii
charge of arnmy spr'uc'e iproduction ill the P'cific' iiorlth
\we'sl during the w ar'.
The' report declares the exlpenditures of the spruce
lprodruction \\ere ''\\wasteful and unecessary," andll con
cltrldes by saying that "lfurther investigation may disclose
condlitions lupon which a recovery can be had against John
I). lRvan and others \'who are responsible for this waste
I'u1 expenditure of public filnds."
'IThe John 1). tyvain mentioned above is the same ".$1-a-year
patriol" who was qnoted( na length in defense of his manage
menit of IIthe spruce division inl the columrnts of the Iutlle Miner.
own\\ed by \\'. A. Clark, a co-worker with Mrn. [yain in exploit
inig otll tIhe people and the gvoernment.
The Mliner's eulogistic comments on Mr. Ilyan as "one of
Ihatl inoble lillle lbaird of $1-a-year patri(its." who "sacrificed"
so luti('h flor the coun)try', caused a ripple of merriment and rlp- l
roarorrs laughter among those of' Butte's citizens who recalled
sorire ofr the high lights in the career oft' Mr.. or should we say. a
ox-Senator, (.lark. Let it be ex-Senator', for surely the owner '
of the Minelr paid enough, aecording to the admissions of the
ipresent It'uited States district attorney arnd others, to entitle
himur to the hdoubtl.fl honor of having beeon a member of a boldy
\whorise relputation for integrity and rectitude is considerably a
The flacl that Ihe ow\\ner of the Miner was almost immedi- -
ately kicked (ut of the senate because his w\\ork w\as too coarse
does not c'lod his greatly-prized title. The ex-senator was
merely guilty oft being found out, due tIo thIe tact that his pr'e
viois training had been ill fleeeing the urnsophisticated deni
zens of I the lien wild andl woolly wes\\ . Nor' does this episode
iii tIe ex-senator's career detract ainy tromi the ceIlogy of
iMr. lyan contlained in the Minor.
T'lhe one tigh-light in Ihe ex-senator's career, which caused
Ihe 'piroarousness. and which cast doubt upon the value of' the
Milnc r's graliitoius praise 1.`' MIr. Ryan i s 11 patriot, \\'as the ex
seminrl's nadrrission Ihat (;errmary \was able to prolong the war.
tld f'urc te he Unitied Stales to enter Ihe lists on the side of' the
allies, by the rise of cr'iiper which lihe ner o\ f ltie Minor had
Ihaeor selling Iii that nation for three 'enrs immediately prior It
tIlre rt'rr'a; ce nI' Iuhis corntl ry intoo the curnlict.
liwever'. that the frlsome flattery rut' the \Vall str'eel wvar
t iiir was al r'eciatled at its true wvorth is attested by tire tact
Ia thi ohdn It. recipr'aocltedh by printinrg a tictlrre of the ex-sena
I(i't iii the ril'mirer's afterrnoon sheet of limietl circrllation).
iLevity aside, it' lhe whole iruith were known, aid real inves
ligation purtsuted Iii a finish, il wuirld he t'rrud that every gov
'ernmental ur.tivity with \v'hich ,lrhn I). Itan and other $1-a
year iI ritls \wer'e corineted, snmelled I Ii1gh hreaven of' granft.
.\itl whrile itic pe ple ger erally have little I aithr in investiga
Iins rinowadays, at least the report ot' the congressionnal coin
miitlec ir\vestigationi of thie sprunce prodrcitinr division holds ,outl
a little hIipe Intl thre ,,vtrle trulth will I'intlly come out.
For' 1eot1le wvhr o have so cinsisterrtly I-pleoaed for'r liigher
passenr ger anid freight tariffs .)n It(he runi.lils that they \\er'e
ii)(raling at a loss, the ,i-ieners of' the railroads seem ti be par
tiintuinrly siuneaulish abint surrenderinri'ig ownership `of the "lous
ing prIperties." \' Whetlher tihey lose muoiny in olperatlion ori i nt,.
Ihey apt l'ar tin have siilfieient funds on hand to pay a great
corpls of high-stalaried Iibbyists andil to ie arhl n to expend li Ige
sIrus in pr'lnagartrda againslt the PIlurmhb Ilar.
News reporns this nmrnin°g tell it delerminatiol by the
Ai.\nericr lrn IegiO I)o n to felrret out atidl demirnlri tIhe deportation of1'
every aliien slacker ill tlIe L'nited Stales. F,'r tlihe benefit of trhe
Silver How ('hatler' we woul(i suggest Ihat a start be made in
the case i1 Trori'' ii' I-\wei. Englishmniii,. who slayed at home in
utrlle and helped Ihe ladies roll iarida ges fun' Ihe he- -en whc
did Ihe dirly work in the nmud or i'landers.
- The 'oInchl that Mr. humor' was ruhiteo I tslor'e hid cases of' gurod
c l u r in is e'r, i' in ii' ', i' vestigaled. mighl t furnish a bit more
lighl oni Ihe rea'in florl' the high cniu 1' shues lastl winter. Tllse
r persons h. pati id MrI. (;nmer $1'. 16 and $I 18 for ia air ou'
if 6 .r, $8, sihoes lasl w·inter en l rro'\\" 'igure out wvther tihe ex
;, cess profits Gamer charged them went.
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I DBack on the Job
I GOT TO LIST N
<!o -ý TO AT ALL
*T / OVER AGAIN
" " ! ,.
ili ! N.. ;-.
G OOD NIGHT
If you want to
know anything, ask
the Mucker. If you
don't know any
-thing, ask the
'Mucker. If you
know anything you
know the Mucker
don't know, tell it
to the public
through the Muck
BACK ON THE JOl.
Well, I'm back on the job at last,
just got into Butte last night and
although I will have to hobble
around on crutches for a few (lays
on account of that mishap in which
I sprained my ankle---I don't think
it has affected my brain at all, so
auybody who wishes to take advan
:age of this column should address
all communications care of the
Just before I left the ranch near
Sleepy Gulch I saw a dog chasing a
bunch of hogs through the barn
yard. There had been a small-sized
cloud burst of a local character and
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the stock tramping around had
churned the places into a pool of
mud-you. ought to have seen the
mud fly when the dog got into action.
ThO incident suggested a motto
which I thought might he very ap
propriate. for this column---chew
through the rind.
. Let the mud splash where it may.
How-is. that? It's a take-off on the
old saying-hew to the line, etc.
I FAMOUS WOMEN
Louise de la Ramee, best known
by her pen name of Ouida, was born
in Enuglatid-in 1840. She wrote many
romances of great and varying power.
Among her earlier and melodramatic
ones are Strathmore, Chandos, Un
der Two Flags, and Idalia. Others
dealing with social intrigues were
Moths, In a Winter City, and Wanda.
She devoted much attention to hu
manitarian work, especially to the
prevention of cruelty to children and
to lower animals. Some of her ro
mances have been successfully dram
Today's Anniversary I
o . 0--
The first train was run on the un
derground railway of London, the
first of its kind in the world, 57
years ago today. This early "tube"
was a crude system prior to 1900.
An American, Charles T. Yerltes,
was largely instrumental in the con
struction of the system of electric
underground railways. In the face
of general incredulity, he managed
to begin work. Hie died before the
great undertaking was well under
way, but Sir Edgar Speyer carried
the project to completion.
Henry Stewart, 3% East Agate,
wishes to state that he is not the
Henry Stewart published in The
Bulletin as scabbing.
(From Good Mbrning.)
There is atall fence
Built around a complete continent,
Like an iron ring-it is called tIh
By the knowing ones.
But it is really only a simile
An international poem.
And they hazve trouble to lead the
Into the narrow way of the shambles,
So that one by one, as individuals
They can be nut through the process
But a certain far-seeing,
Wise white bull, cleverer than the
Is let in among the beefy public
To keep them in line, and quiet. them.
When all is ready for the drop
He steps off proudly
As their leader
As their guide,
And they walk confidently in
To their finish.
They had believed him,
Had stopped . bellowing,
Dropped their tails
Atter the long driving of their
They believed the wise white bull
For he had fourteen points
On the lip of his horns
And a soft, harmless moo in his
They will come out at the other end
Of the fatal walk,
As dressed beef
And the herders will get
Their profits, -
And the white bull
Will go on and on
While his influence lasts
Say you saw it advertised in the