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Under State Board of Highway
Was Spent for "Supervision"
and $221.20 for Labor--All
the Members of the "Good
Thing" Club Are Boosting
the $250,000 Bond Issue-.'
Go to the Polls Tomorrow
and Thwart the Effort to
Put Another "Good Thing"
Over on the Taxpayers.
tlo ov'o Ihe taxpayers of' Silver ]iow cttoa ty either will
willingly submit themselves as victims to a gang of road ma
chinier grafters, political spendtlhrifts and swivel chair road
experts, or they will emphatically express their disapproval
of a. plan which will force themselves ald lhe rising generae
liio to struggle lthrough the years ini an effort to pay off a bond
issue of $250,00 0. which. with the yearly inteiest, in 20 year.,
will have reached tie stupendous total of approximately $t00,
i00, lroviding some oCf the principal is not paid oft' in the
And what is more, there is every probability that neither in
the next few years nor 2ti years from no wn, will there be any
Sppreciable milea ge of permanent roaids in Silver Bow rcounty
to show for the nhuge sum t(he peoplie are asked to hand over to
Ihe hoard of ciountyx iniunpelents and our state board of high
If' any muore proof than already exists in the ninds of the
t inking taxpalye's of the county were needed to strengthen the
general belie tlhat the bond issue is not for good roads, buit
i erely to iur'nish the coantly hoard and the state higlhway
ihoid with h]bnrdeds of thotusands of more dollahrs to squanlder'
uselesstly incompelently and for the b)eileefit of themselves and!
lheir friends, the road machinery and road cutitracting gralt
its, the halt I age advertisements apublished in yesterday's pa
ples furnishles a complete ase.
lie'erring to the $250.000 expected to be obtained t from the
United States governmernt, the advertisementt glaringly tells the
taxplayers they wilti : 'et this sutm "for no!thitg." -'if the counIty
is granted that slunt, the taxpayers may rest assured that it will
lie spent "for nothing"t of benefit to the taxpayers. just as will
be the $250,0 00. logelther with interest, which the taxpayers
are askedt ti o go down into their pockets for.
ThIe advertisemenlt aIppreily in a misleading etfort to
make the t taxpyers the duies of thlie gang advocating the bond
issue, seeks to givhethe impression that the money will be
slpent undler '"federal supervisioi." For the benefit of the
imople. we can say the federal "'supervision" practically endsI
when lthe appr'opriation is mnade In Silver .ow county and tlhe
miney handed over. Fronm then on mntil the last dollar is frit
lered away and falls iinto Ithe colTers of the privileged few, the
' salpervi s io " i is iractically enltirely in Ihe hands of the state
hoard of Ihighwavyine|. Tlhe "federal suipervision": omprises
Iper~~intory oplening ol the rtoules selected and of' the kiind of
manterial to ie used.
illit, according to the advertisement, there is a possitfility
that the counily will not receive $250,00(0 from the govern
menlt. '.There is a strong probability that, if the county receivesI
a;ny money from the government at all, it will be a sum consid
erably less than $250,000 and we are asked to take the word
of the c(munty conlmiissioniers for it. thal in event the federal
money is not fortheorming, none of thle bonds will be sold.
Contrasting the pre-election promises of the commissioners
in which each pledged himself to economy, honesty and real
business methods, with their post-election performances in
which extravagance, incompetence and worse, predominates,
what warrant have the taxpayeri s to put any trust in the prom
ises of their county board? \We predict that if the lbod issue
carries and in spite of that the government money is not forth
coming, the $250,000 or a goodly part of it, at least, will be
expended by the communissioners, worthlessly.
Under the heading, "Who Handles the Money?" the ad
Scrtiseient lays all oinius for expenditures on "federal super
vision" and the acts of the state board of highwaymen. It is
also naively stated, "the county commissioners will be largely
in all advisory capacity."
Truly, dear taxpayers. it is a sad commentary on conditions
in Silver Bow county when the acts of our commissioners are
such as to force them, in order to put over a bond issue, to seek
to lull the people into a false sense of security by spreading the
impression that soune-one else and not the commissioners will
have the handling of the money. It is an admission from the
commissioners themselves, that they are extravagant and iu
competent, and that they know the people know they are.
But the crowning reason why the taxpayers should unani
mnously vote against the boud issue is the admission of the coin
missioners that they expect to pay at the rate of $20,000 per
mile for such roads as they build. Thatl in itself, is an absolute
llldmission by the commissioners that they intend to squander
approximately from $15.000 to $17.000 per mile on sucth road!
as they may build.
Let us look into the matter a bit.
Today the finest stretch of hard-surfaced roadway in Silver
Bow county is a stretch of two miles on Harrison avenue.
This larticular roadway is built partly of particularly heavyi
surfacing and partly of lighter surfacing. Despite extra heavy
traffic these two miles of roadway have stood up well for sev
eral years and have been the pet argument of the commission
ers and the road machinery grafters for more good roads, and
the joy of motorists.
However, instead of $20,000 per mile, the part of the Har
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ALLIANCE ..DEMAND WITHDRAWAL OF
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(Specuial to The Bulletin.)
lFarg. N. 1K.. Sept. I. - The NIthl l)akhuta Workilguel's Pllitial Nonpartisei aliance,
ivlhich willl affiliate with the ntio, ial kl.t pally, \was or' alliz'ed herb Sund at llt.,. a " ll 'con entlion
whi eli wal at le ied by -(H) deleates, repr'etenling all lie worktrs oi the stale.
l' a ' , t hhe illu rtant riesoltiih ius asse calledl '( the w.. v ilhliri.. tl cif the .~l, ernll troop.. 1
frmcrll Httussi a al Siberiml.. and <W'liin llds "sillne the Anlericanll g(overnn- hs11(1 1i nlii bevel' declared
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PROFITEERS USE FOODSTUFFS AS
POKER CHIPS---U. S. OFFICIALS
BUSY EVERYWHERE BUT MONTANA
(Special United Press Wire.)
Washington, Sept. 1.--Suspending
exports of foods+tiffs, or the licens
ing of such exports after strictest
scrutiny, would lower the cost of
living wit hin the 90-day truce
period, which was established by or
ganized labor, is the opinion of
Chairman Colver of the federal trade
PERSHING REFUSES TO TESTIFY
BEFORE PROBING COMMIlTEE
(Special United Press Wire.)
Paris, Sept. 1.----General Pershing
refused to testify before the con
gressional committee which is prob
ing American war expenditures in
France. Following the refusal, Con
gressman Bland, chairman of the
committee, in a statement, declared
the general's action uas a typical
example of the war depatrtment's in
difference and its contempt for the
wishes of the people.
YOU--Have You Donated to a Free Press?
OR ARE YOU A SLACKER IN THE FIGHT?
You contributed liberally to every "drive" during the late unpleasantness" to get "democracy" over there;
now if you want democracy over here, you must first have a free press. Donate now-it is the cheapest and
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Previously Collected . . . . . . . $4,780.60
Saturday and Sunday, in Butte . . . . . 11.55
Total . . . . . $4,792.15
Balance to Be Raised . . . . . . $ 207.85
O0 0 i " e-11.
In1 an interview with the United
Press, he said: "There is not a sin
gle cause for tho high cost of living,
therefore there is no panacea. This
is the only natio(l on earth which is
permitting its foodlstuffs to be used
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Replying to Bilandl, -'ershing said
he had no desire to conceal the
records of the Anu-rican expedition
ary force, which ti said were open
in every way. He added, however.
that it would he physically impossi
ble to grant the conintittee's request,
as it would nece.ssitate the unpacking
of the records relating to the affairs
of the A. E. '.
General Petrshing ailed from B3rest
today for the Fiit-ed States.
horrified at the radicaluess nf po
liiical action, the jlatl'orni hr'afted
by the convenlltion was remlarkaible 1
for its foresightedness aid liberal
The comlplete restoration of the
pre-war rights of the Aimerican citi
Zens, and I.he liberation of political
pirisoners is denllltilld ed. Almong
other things, industrial democracy is
thoroughly inldorsed, and the spirit
of collecti\eness and co-operation is
ill each of I he twelve planks of the
principl. Public ownoership of all
basic, Ilatural resources and public
utilities is what labor of North Da
A ernrmanent organization was
formed, J. J. Hickey of Burlington,
it miner, was chosen pre ident of the
new organizat ion, and A. Traufler of
(Glrand Forks, a fireman, secretary
treasui'rer. The next convention will
be held before the next election so
that the lparty can choose its candi
Th'l"e iFarmerslli' Nonpartisal league
alid its Drinctiples were inidorsed, and
as the stanldrid bearer for labor in1
the next presidential cianmpaigin, tihe I
namo of L1.yin 1. Frazier, governor
of Norith Dakota, was Ibrought up.
liThe farm ailiid city \wo.rkers have
worked in harniony, ann will join
The convention, by holding over
until after midnight Sunday, fin
ished its work.
CAN YOU TRUST THEM?
Record of County Commissioners Does
Not Inspire Confidence. Taxpayers
Should Heed Their Past Perform
ances Rather than Promises for the
Future. Good Roads Are Wanted,
But No More Graft.
1if view ,1' ise 'act Ihiit tthe board of conllUty commissioners
gii bhtoe lhve te voters (i' the 4 i lnity- tiimorrow t,' ask for permis
sion to IfbmiI the c tiiitl tie :. o 25( if1. presumably for road im
prom.V'Leient. so.ie light .l sm.ue id' the more recent transactions
ill' ( i.iit ciicounty omliissioniers ill their liailnner of thandling the
peoplef illm ney is ,f interest.
Thie matter of( t lie contt t forl the Soli th Montana street
bridgoe, which was a \' one i ii i ntenltiion less than two years
ago. is a sltihiliig e(xamile and giives the people ain insight into
tihe way i whiici the h$25ifil,()0 bdcl issue will be expended,
Government Adopts Plan
Whereby Employes Will
Have Part in Control of
Washington, Sept. i.---Actual con
trol of the production activities of
Rock Island arsenal harness shops,
including alppointment of foremen
and the determination of prices to be
paid workmen, has been turned over
to committees of the employes, This
became known when Secretary Baker
made public Iorresplondence between
the war ileptlrtLment and representa
tives of the employes. Matters of
administration are left with the regu
lar ilmanageiltnt, but11: even bids sub
mitted on contracts are influenced
by the comlmitttees.
Inl carlying out the new plan.
which is characterized in the cur
respondence as the "fir.t recognition
of the principles of democracy as
applied to the manufacturing indus
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TUBERCULAR MEAT TABOO IN
BUTTE UNDER NEW ORDINANCE
As Result of Campaign Started by Daily
Bulletin, City Fathers Pull Monopoly
Teeth Out of Proposed Ordinance, and
Put Ban on Hansen "Stewed Germs"
No more shall the hungry mouths
of Butte be fed with tubercular
eatis. No imore shall Hansen's
weinies, made of "sterilized" tuber
cular cows, adorn the shops of
Butte. The council, at Saturday
night's special meeting, put the
kibosh on that traffic.
As an emergency measure, the
new slaughter house bill was rushed
through in one meeting. All slaugh
ter houses are, by city ordinance.
situated beyond the city limits; and
the new slaughter house measure. in
if the people are foolish enough to
permit the question to be approved.
As will be remembered, the com
missioners for some time refused to
give the contract for the bridge con
struction to the lowest bidder; want
ing to let it on a bid of about $13,
530. After considerable pressure,
the board awarded the contract on a
bid of $10,000.
The people generally believe that
that was the actual cost of the
bridge, but the fact of the matter is:
The axpayers were forced to pay in
excess of $16,000 for the work.
In order to raise the contract price
from $10,000, the original bid, to
the highest figure, several inconse
quential "extras" were ordered,
which cost the taxpayers $6,500.
about, and increased the cost of the
bridge by 60 per cent.
At about the time the boatrd of
cothutlssitnera' 0. K.'.d' the' hilt fdor
the bridge and "extras," Commis
sioner Fabian blossomed forth in a
new Buick car.
Another and more recent instance
is that of the re-laying of the con
crete walk around the courthouse.
In the first, place the original side
walk was in good conci.tion--better
by far. than that of the average
sidewalk around homes in Butte
hut in their era of extravagance the
county board decided that some con
tractor needed a job and some
profit, so condemned the old walk
and instead of approprinting $100 or
so to repair places where the surface
had shaled off, ordered the old walk
removed and an entirely new one in
There were several bids for the
work, ranging from $2,250 to $2,750.
Maurice Kiley, the lowest bidder,
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troduced by Aldermen Silver and
Davis, prohibits the bringing into the
city of any meats cut from animals
which have been condemned as
New Bill Gives No Monopoly.
The new bill was drafted Friday
night in a joint meeting of the fi
nance and judiciary committees. It
contains some of the original pro
visions of the old council bill which
has been roaming about the city hall
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