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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AND HIS THRIFTY WIFE, DEBORAH.
Benjamin Franklin, whose picture appears on the 1919 issue of War Savings Stamps was, according to his own writings, fortunate in his selection of a wife. Of her, he says: "Frugality is an enriching virtue; I was ontce lucky enough to find it in a wife who, therefore, became a fortune to me." Deborah Franklin was "thrifty, comely and made me a good wife," he onae wrote. While the philosopher was in France seeking aid for the newly born American republic, his life was brightened by rays of cheery sun shine contained In her frequent letters. ------.- ._.~- -- THOUSANDS OF WAR SAVINGS SOCIETIES TO BE ORGANIZED o IN THE STATE OF MONTANA Butte, March 18.-"The war sav ings campaign in Montana this year has no quota in dollars and cents, but it has a quota for war savings so cieties which'the state is supposed to reach. We are assigned the task of organizing 7,742 war savings so cieties; of this number there are to be 2,940 in the schools, 2,710 in the stores, offices, factories and other industrial and commercial' stores, and 2,092 in clubs, lodges* churches and other associations or organizations," says Vice State Director James It. Spencer. "Each and every war savings so ciety will be listed in Washington as well as the federal reserve bank in Minneapolis and will receive a char ter from the treasury department. Every secretary of the war savings society will be kept in close touch with the government's financial pro gram by correspondence, from the treasury department in Washington and the federal reserve bank in Min neapolis. "The immediate and concrete ob ject of the campaign is to' encourage the public to continue buying war savings stamps and Victory Liberty bonds and thus supply funds for meeting government obligations aris ing from the war. It is essential to a sound economic program that smaller savings, as well as larger capital, share in financing govern ment operations. "The fact that 30,000,000 people, men, women anid children, through ownlership of government securities now have a direct personal share and interest in the government, whereas before the war, only 300, 000 people had such direct finan cial participation, also constitutes a civic asset too valuable to lose. "The ultimate objective is to popu larize thrift that one of the most valuable le:'sons taught by the war will become a happy, every-day na tional habit. The result would be a people who spend freely, but who think before they spend in order that they may get full value. "Wise spending involves present needs and desires against future needs and desires, while intelligent saving and investment provide for future spending, whether to cope with rainy-day emergencies or to take advantage of sunny opportun ities. "Practice of these principles will clearly make for family stability, in crease individual credit and buying power, and will directly and neces sarily contribute to community and national wealth and prosperity. "The machinery by which the gov ernment intends to accomplish as much of this problem as possible is the war savings society. It is, there fore, the duty (of every patriotic citizen to organize or join a war sav ings society. We should not wait to be asked to join a society, but should call up our county director of war savings and ask to join or form a so ciety. If you wish to form a society, LABOGl DRPUDIATING JUNKER CANDIDATE Local union No. 65, Interna tional Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, by its executive board. wishes to go on record as emnphati cally denying the statements made in the pamphlet put out by the "Cutts for Mayor club" in so far as Brother W. F. Dunn is con rcerned. We can and do vouch for the lai. bor record of Brother W. F. Dum, as a member of the Internat'onal Brotherhood of Electrical Work ers in the northwest. EXECUTIVE BOARD. Local Union No. 65, I. B. E. W VERY NATURAL He - Now watch him take She- He used to dip sp grace fully as a dancer that It comes natural to him. d the county director will send you all material necessary free, or you mnay write the Montana War Savings or ganization, Butte, Mont., and the material will be mailed you at once. "Any five pleople may form a war savings society," concluded Mr. Spqn cer. "They may be all members of one family, or several families may go together. War savings societies may be formed among children, or children and adults mixed." The following list gives the nunt-. her of societies each county has been assigned to form: Beaverhead, 89; Big Horn, 55; Blaine, 102; Broad water, 57; Carbon, 146; Carter, 47; Cascade, 411; Choteau, 202; Custer, 175; Dawson, 371; Deed Lodge, 138; Fallon, 30; "Fergus, 557; Flathead, 217; Gallatin, 219; Granite, 43; Hill, 378; Jefferson, 421; Lewis and Clark, 188; Lincoln, 66 Madison, 109; Meagher, 55; Mineral, 29; Mis soula, 256; Musselshell, 239, Park, 157; Phillips, 106; Powell, 86; Prai rie, 98; Ravalli, 120; Richland, 121; t Rosebud, 151; Sanders, 72; Sheri- E dan, 257; Silver Bow, 739; Still water, 129; Sweetgras, 83; Teton, 252; Toole, 85; Valley, 2109; Wheat land, 53; Wibeaux, 71, and Yellow- 1 stone, 353. Butte, March 18.-The sale of Vic tory Liberty bonds and war savings stamps will be conducted separately and the purchase of wal' savings stamps will not be credited on the bond quota. This information was received at the Montana stale war savings headquarters from A. R. Rogers, chairmnan of the war loan organization of the ninth federal re serve district. In this connection J. H. Meyering, director of the war savings division 1 of the ninth federal reserve district, has written all county directors as follows: "Allotments of war savings stamps i for 1919 will not be made in the ninth federal reserve disirict. We believe that if we can teach people of this district to think in interest and to save, an adequate sale of stamps will follow. "Originally it was planned by the treasury department to make one district, state and county allotment for government securities and to credit purchases of stamps on Lib erty bond allotments. We are now informed by Washington that this plan is not practical. "It is, therefore, necessary to con duct the sale of stamps and bonds separately, and it will be impossible for us to make any allowances for the war savings stamps sold on your county's Loblerty loan allotments. "We bhlieve the camnlpaign of thrift now under way will help to build a foundation for the successful float ing of the Fiftli Liberty loan, as well as the immediate sale of the smaller securities. "We hope you will explain to those making inquiry, the value of the campaign of thrift education, the ne cessity for loaning all the money possible to the government and the imlpossibility of giving credit for stamp sales on Liberty bond allot mlents. Cut Bank, March 18. ---Special representative of the Montana war loan organization, Francis D. Jones, has appointed M. I). Harrison county director for war savings for the county of Glacier. Mr. Harrison will appoint his various committees and commence his campaign at once. NOT ACCUSIED-YEIT. A so-called wave of crime has been in progress in Minneapolis for th.! past two months. So far, the boot licking Minneapolis newspapers have not accused the Nonpartisan league as being responsible.-Parshall tN. D.) Leader. The ruling class, the world over, is working overtime digging its own grave. SOME SiYTEM You say you've been engaged to him four times? Why do you keep breaking with him? He gives me a new ring each time and lets me keep the old one. 1_ -THINK I. INTERIT-SAVE--- IT ISN'T.THE TOWN-IT'S YOU . "lf you want to live in the kind of a town I Like the kind of a town you like, * You needn't slip your clothes in a * grip, And start on a long, long hike. * You'll only find what you left behind, / For there's nothing that's really * new, It's a knock at yourself when you knock your town; * It isn't the town-it's you. Real towns are not made by men afraid * Lest somebody else gets ahead, I When everyone works and nobody shirks, You can raise a town from the dead. And if while you make your personal 4 stake, 4 Your neighbors can make one, too; Your town will be what you want to see, It isn't the town-it's you." 4 ----THIN IN INT1ERET---SAVE- 4 o 0 IN --0N1 tr AMERICANISM O() (Contributed.) John McIntosh defines American ism, as reported in the Miner, thus: "The spirit which causes the peo ple of this country to believe that this nation is the greatest lnaltioll on earth and that the flag is the most glorious that flies." We have long suspected that Mr. McIntosh's inadequate mentality had led him to confuse Americanismi with a mere blatant nationalislm; alld this outburst of "patriotism" clearly proves it. If Mr. Mclntosh were cor rect, where, except in name and lo cality, would Americanism differ from Prussianism, or Italianisnm, or Sialmeseislm, or Japantleseislm, or any other silly, boastflll, loud-lnouthed, blind and befullddling nationalism? MIr. McIntosh's concelption of Americanism is exactly the spirit which prompts an ignorant, swag gering putrid-minded, brutal bar roonm fighter to think himself a gal lant person, a hero, meriting the ap plause of his kind. Mr. McIntosh's very thing which keeps Americans from seeing and rectifying the out rageous, menacing evils in America's present administration of industrial and political life. It is the shilmmer ing, silken veil which John McIntosh adn countless other servitors of cap ital drape about their idol's ugly feet. By spouting of the flag, "the most glorious that flies," they would lure people to forget the frightful in humanity that flourishes under that flag; by grandiloquent appeals to a very genuine love of country which all mnen feel, they would distract at tention from such blasting, damnable '.iot as the 65 lynchings per year; the countless cases of other disre gard on the part of capital's hirelings of the most essential principles of law and justice; the constant, cor rupt, law-defying domination of courts and legislative assemblies by the power of capital; the unholy spec tacle of bejeweled ladies; of ill-fed gamins and velvet-clad Fountleroys; of skinny babes at empty breasts, andt curled and maniculred poodles in silk-lined baskets; of round-bellied, poml]ous captains of exploitation, casting insults at the honest men who produce their wealth, when those workers show signs of unrest, and offering thlem the still more in sulting affront of prciendcd concern for their happiness, when they are good. We cannot subscribile to Mlntosh's definition of Americanism. A e offer a definition of our owin: Americanisn is that spirit which r causes a man to ul~lrn with the pur pose of making every inhabitant of I America--every mlan, womlan and Schild in America--com fortablie, well fed, well-clothed, secure and happy. And, Americanist l is that spirit which does not condone, or remain silent, when as in the case of Oscar avon Rohn, a man who, over his own signature, proves himselfs a traitor to -this country in tinme of war. In the Rohn case, thle State Council blof Defense found Oscar "indiscrete;" and Mr. McIntosh kept silent. The least they, hee State Council of Defense and John H. McIntosh, could do, would be to remain silent vron Americanism and kindred sub fects. ra.....s irnain eilsinAmria' SOME SACRIFICE Jores is going to marry Miss Playne for her money. Nothing mer cenary in that. He'd be earning every penny she's goc. * NINETEEN NEW VICTORY ' * RESOLUTIONS FOR 1919* * ,. 1 will not :uit but will push ' * my personal job in helping clean ' * up the war. * * 2. I will buy wisely, save * * sanely and invest securely, and * * will insist upon vetting 100 cents' " * value for every dollar spent. * * 3. I will take the "IF" out of * * LIFE and moie It build up * *THRIFT. " * 4. I will have a personal share , * in my country's victory finance. * * 5. I will have enough sand to * * hold on to the slippery dollar. * * 6. I will inrrease my savings, * * not tomorrow, or next day, but * nowl * * 7. I will capitalize myself * through saving; I am my own big- * * gest asset. * * 8. I will not sell my Govern- * * ment securities for a mess of pot- * tage. * * 9. I will join the "Get Ahead" * * movement, such as one of the * * Government savings societies. * 10. I will not let the "War-Is- * * over" idea make me ungrateful to * * those who have fought and bled * * for Liberty. * * 11. I will be behind our end of * *the peace table with my heart, * * brains, labor, encouragement and * * money. * * 12. I will employ all practical * * means of stopping the foolish drip * from the pocketbook, which un-* * dermines the foundation of Family * * Success and save through War * * Savings Stamps, Thrift Stamps * * and Government bonds and other * * safe measures. * 13. I will make thrift a happy * habit and a solid business which * * secures continuous profit from the * * spending of money wisely. * * 14. I will remember that thrift * * Is one of the great lessons taught * * by the war. * * 15. I will not set aside my * * newly acquired habits of thrift and * * sacrifice, but will "carry on" with * * greater zeal and enthusiasm than * * ever before. * * 16. I will keep a written ac- * * count of what I buy, study it * * weekly, and try to reduce my fool- * * ish spending, and increase my * * ability to buy wisely. * * 17. I will look ahead and not * * allow my impulse to spend * * thoughtlessly rob me of some big * * opportunity for advancement which * * may come in the future. I will * * save for a "Turn Around Fund" * * which will enable me to meet an * * unexpected need, or better, an un- * * expected opportunity. * * 18. I will save-not through * I * miserliness or to support future * * laziness-but to live well now and * * In the future. * * 19. I will conserve my time, my * * energy, and my money, that I may * * work, without financial worry, * * with a clear head and fresh * * vision. * ---TIIINK IN INTEEST--SAVE- ' DON'T CASH WAR STAMPS BEFORE THEY ARE DUET t Means Throwing Away Person's Sav Ing and Ruining an Excellent Investment. Every holder of a War Savings Stamp certificate should examine s carefully the table of interest payment on the back of the card. John 1I. Meyering, director of organization for the central committee, called atten tion to the table today and pointed out that while the stamp bought for y $4.13 this month increases in value e one cent a month until Dec. 31, 1923, l that brings it to a value of only $4.71 on that day. But the next day, Jan i uary 1, 1924, when the stamp Is pay a able, the owner gets $5 for it. The h stamp thus increases in value 29 cents over night from December 31, 1923, to January 1, 1924. This amounts practically to one-third of the entire interest payment, but this final third ,f is never received by persons who cash in their stamps at the postoffice be if fore they fall due. y "Cashing in War Savings Stamps - now is not only throwing away a per (1 son's savingi, is rulining an excellent Sinvestment by seriously damaging the Srate of interest payment," said Mr. n Meyering. "It is that final 29 cents , added to the value of the stamp that ' makes it a good investment. "Even more dangerous .than losing Sthe interest is the scattering of care _ ful saving. The man who could save .n $4.12 to $4.23 in any month last year e is seldom forced to have the money back today. Unless he must have the s money back it is a mistake for him Ir to change the stamp, where his saving is safeguarded, into the form of cash. hi It's too easy to spend loose change. r- The whole history of savings shows that the less accessible saved money 1- is, the more likely it Is to stay saved. y. Money in War Savings Stamps or in it the bank is much safer than in the in Docket. It is a great mistake to cash a. in stamps which represent careful sav in ings of days that are past." -TIINK IN INT5I71T-SAVE * The Victory Loan campaign will * * begin not later than April 21. * il * Notes or bonds, they must be * h * bought by all patriotic Americans. * nt * * * * * * * --- -TIN.K IS IMThl555-,5.. HAD BEEN IN WALL STREET Wouldn't you like to see the lion and the Ilamb lying down together? No; mne for the bear and the bull in the same cage. To 15,000 Members OF ORGANIZED LABOR IN BUTTE AND VICINITY ADVERTISE YOUR WANTS EITHER TO BUY OR SELL. MAKE A THOROUGH SEARCH FROM CELLAR TO GARRET AND SEE IF YOU HAVEN'T MANY ARTICLES OF VALUE IN YOUR HOME THAT ARE OF NO PARTICULAR USE TO YOU, BUT COULD BE SOLD TO SOME ONE THAT IS LOOKING FOR JUST THAT VERY ARTICLE, THAT VERY ARTICLE THAT YOU DON'T WANT. Read the following list. It might be the means of suggesting some article that you want and haven't got, or have and don't want. Learn to reduce the high cost of living by using the want columns of your paper. Fireless Cooker Bureau Electric Heaters Vacuum Cleaners Chairs Dresser Electric Toasters Poultry Lounge Buffet Electric Irons Go-Carts Couch Books Percolators Baby Buggies Chiffonier Encyclopedias Clothes Wringers Automobiles Sideboard Pianos Gas Stoves Carpet Sweepers Kitchen Table Piano Stools Gas Plates Clocks Library Table Piano Players Rugs, Carpets Kodak Lenses Beds Guitars Cash Registers Lawn Mowers Mattresses Violins Saws Curtains Easy Chairs Phonographs Axes Rocking Chairs Clothes Racks SKodaks WashingMachine Carving Sets Velocipedes Trunks Carpenters' Tools Fountain Pens Wagons Field Glasses Suit Cases Typewriters China Closets E I Opera Glasses Sewing Machines Bath Tubs Safes Writing Desks Jewelry Sinks Kitchen Cabinets Book Cases Pictures Dining Tables Oil Stoves Rolltop Desks Garden Tools Stoves, Ranges Dishes it it / Boots and the Bolsheviki It i; a Idrery fogs.y s'ight, adil Ill 'aini is ptirithi (iowN O oil the iLaInioII strcets. The lights are flickering ai, llhe wind howvI; slll s:hrieks down till dark anud ultrderous looking alley;s. And the villi t11o! shel is a she. She is t darki ha ired and hlias fla:;ing eyes, large earrings l and cruel n.il , that she wears oni occalsiOns when .;di is :about to blow uip lanother world She i; in a taxi followed by a Scot-( lanId yard detectiv\e. And what its ho, miission' The bravell , dalring, ceiva1 rous, self'-sacrilicinig gum1ishole ilan I1 knlows. Sihe is a htolshevik. At last the ilnnl is reached and she s;lide, in, but not witlout being fol lowed by the eagle eye of the guili ]She itakes a risooml. Then, for no reasonll given, lthe gulill.shoe pigeoln has a sih'tlffle with the (chauffeilr, duringIIi which both git their collars :.oihl . -Sile lavels lihe inn anid imeets a fallenl diplloinat, whehittever that night be, wvho is desperately in love with her. lie givetl her the secret Ipaper: showing the underground tunnelt le:uting bieneath the great building. where c thle king and P resideniit \Vilsoc ian \'veryhody else are nmee ting. She glolts. And going back to heir roon, ill tliih inn prIoceeds o punch a hot throulgh the wall admitting her ti these secret tuniinels. And the di tective, who has taken the roonm next to llher is inot inlightened by tlili hall iniring for she ha:; told the landlad. IhtLit ,,he is a t;ceulpLtre:as. And tll'he houir alpprloatchaesa. Nervous tiiids sire niisihking bomnbs. Shiver The ide nus of Ithe bolsheviki are buzz ing for the linishiniig touches are be ing IImdo 1i the greatest explosivr the world hi s eii sr theard of. tii what a waste os f time for the flowei girl who is iaking this nischievonu: LOST THE SUIT There's a fel ler who once - sued for my hand. He must have had a bum law yer. t . .lo: i\ '' 1i flie \ ll;ii iess t)11i1): 11r arl" . i gaL 1 I ;l ii t ler a, nd tip 1got illy and all thli e apple art. l1 lt lthe olsheorvihls are not to b1 lill loll''ragedl and tlih)'y make aii 1ino(thler 111mb1 Ii, vhich ially ge t'ts iito the handts o' thlie domlstic, whlo by Ih1e w;iy, isi the heroine, , for she is ill love wilh the gunlisho artist, which spy, cilly for those whllo tare acl uali init4 'i ainl w u nil ot have linded iln bliss lot olit let.'s hurrly or I thl e , r;tl day The villainess is placing t14he bo1mt and setting the timei at 4 o'clo1k, when tlhe diplomatls )revoke.l and run ning to the inn claiters along Ih ltunnels and tllells her to s~lIop. She shall not blo w 0up the unliverse this ti(me4 lie cries. lii! lla! 'The, struggle. Ile ou1s ce heri head g inst theli rock tructure;ll she b rs a hiole inl hill wit ih a iece o if l 4tld 11Io dies. 1ut the h.. lrlini, \\ho has:, been weeping and wreakini4g her ti1 'er on her hooks of rlU OiliCe falls' through the floor and lands in teit ldeeper cellars, where th it.rk deeds )lare aboulit to be dd14. And Ish wit 1nessed 1.ho entrance of tflhe lead il1 ithe dlilontuit., and she saw lthe vilaii ess grate her teeth (1and) set 1the clock .again. And then she kn.w; anid, be hold, a struggle egnsued )4between1 thi herline and the villainess. Of coorst. the she hert i' lon, lland llying uip 511i)4 5h1)) tells t14' 11'rS.ielltit ant1 I tIe. king Ito get. andi the detect'tive flio.n' d444w us-;(it's with her and fixes the ma chine'. 'The bulsheviki is iar'rested, the world is sciulr and the gumshoe miian takes unto himself a wife ani 1.thus ende( d "lloots," a pictu('llre shows' it tIh lialto at the I.'beginningli of tihe week. ,And this is the cheap silly pennyl SHIS FIRST AUTHORITY I cuppose you will be glad to cc- your hus band back from the front. I'm afraid he'll be awfully bossy and arro gant. He was promted to sec ond lieutenant you know. WOMEN WILL LEARN TO FLY (Iy United Press.) london, March 1.-(By Mail.) -English women who wish to learn to fly will soon have a. chance to go to a regular flying school where only women pupils will be accepted. The school is to be opened shortly iner ia popular Thames Iloliday resort. The fee for the full course in flying will be $625, machine includled. Pupils buying a lmahinle will receive instruction free. The facully will be composed entirely of officers and men of the royal air force. blood and thunder way they are go ing to delcat the rising tide of world comancipation. Well, it was a scream. The poor czar, if only he had had a moving picture concern, could have just. pictured the bolsheviks out o' bulsiness. It'; too bad. If you want to sell, buy, exchange or rent, use Bulletin want ads. They ret results.-Adv. NOTICE TO GREAT, FALLS READERS. Where the Bulletin Is sold: r Oscar Prescott, 18 Second street South. Ed Landgren, 408 First avenue" South. The World's News company. Corner First National bank building. Corner Fourth and Central, two regular newsmen. THAT'S RIQHT Ste - Why L von't marriage be: allowed aftel this war? He- Because ,this is to be th" last war. ,, ..