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nt'ere. as Second-Class Matter, December 18, 1917. at the Postofflee at Butte, ontsana nuder Act of March 8, 1879. PHONES: Business Office, 52; Editorial Rooms, 292 8UBINE10S O8FFIOE AND EDITORTAL ROOMS, 101 SOUTH IDAHO STREET BUBBCSIPTION RBATES: One Montk ..................... .75 Six Months .............. ...... 8.75 Three Menths ..................$2.t)J By the Year....................7.00 The Daily Bulletin is on salse every day at the following places in Butte. Jaeeqaes Drug Co., Harrison and Cobban iepot Drug Store, 828 East Frent St. George A. Ames, Jr., 816 1-2 N. Main St. ' O. News Stand, West Park St. International News Stand, S Arizona St. Palace of Sweets, Mercury and Main Sts. f'arkins Grocery, 1028 Talbot Ave. Everybody's News Stand. 215 S. Montana Relena Confectionery, 785 East Park St. STHURSDAY. AUG. 28, 1919. SIGN UP! Come down to the Bulletin office and sign a monthly pledge :-: :-: :: THAT $250,000 BOND ISSUE. Crnsiderable harirab has been raised teret tly by the lotar'y (Ilub. the ehaTbhetb f ero mnlerce and allied origa.nizations over the p-ropsa.l to bond the taxpayers ofd Silver jBow . unty for ?3(I0.i00 to bie expi.ilded ,slensibly ill the 'co strucltiont ofi higllways t In his c".linty. M.I.uch has been said about the .u'lI that if the county laxitier's ut uip $25,.0.(i the United Stalest governmeni t also will puilt t1ip $L.1tW.(L ii malkig the sunt avail. able a half million dollars. Now. the Hulletiin wunld like all rotads to be smooth atdl .easy riding," 'for o easionally simte ftrieuid a hit more favored in worldly giods thia the ediltorial staTff of t' his papier takes somie imemtietr of the staf Ifot' af a to atide: bitt the question in o!.r inds is. "'\\will the half million dollars he actually spent iin the constrluutiai n of roads. or will it just furniish another exctise for graft for our' state ail ('co.nty oTffieial, ? \e will admhit that we have none too imuch cofltidece in the prese nt board o1f '(,ec nity clniitt issio,.erI s Silver .,ntw eoiun1ly. and even less in the state atlini istratia,,. inc.lnditg the state highway crommissionter and their ,'1,giieers,. and mtrtult fear. especially f'rom p1ast s l.,i'l'.rml'ntii'es of o.1i' board of citl tlllllvy com Iniesiorers, that. but very little d' the half tillit dollars will eventtually find its way into the roads. In connection with the publ)icity in favo,,r t' the I.nd issue. it ma.y be ioled by any observig\-i pIerson that the loudest boost ers for the pro.jet are the cor('mlllistsioners tllheselves, who will hIve a handl in determiningj where such t(it.ey as they may per trail to go into the roads shall be spent, and whvlo. quite iatliraly. are desirous ,at' haviing a half' million dollars to play with; the representatives of the various rand machinery manufiacturers. who will benefit through the sales of st'h ºnitehinery at the@ usual exorbitan.at prices. alnd such getlementet as "'Admiral"' Car roll of '.')irly W\ater Hlarotr: ex-Mayo CIha 'les Larne. Blut.te representative of the' _s Aneria [l'i ldge cfr apany-, who may hei expected to get cotlraclts for' I.rltueralts steel bridges along the lmpolsed roads: Jack Rouche f' lhe M tilnta 1,Power co(mipatny. I). J. Charles lof the Miners' hatk, artd o(,hers o' that ilk. who oither may expect It benefit fl'i'itnceially thr,.ough the applro'val of the bond issue. or who own large pleastlre ears and who ob jel ,to the slightest btml.tis w'hile entjoyiig tlhemselves. As fur the avelage working ta.I --. tlie 'es ll not oiwnV eveli a. seco.nd-hand flivver, probably bIeing too btusy at home figuritng Sways and mtea, uof making lhi s.mall income cover both Ihe cost tof living and the ex.riittanrt taxes hlie already must pay in utrder to keep his little homne intact----ainl is nol particularly anxious to bIonl liimseIl' to pay even\ higher laxes for many years to come. iin rdler lto pentmil the bridge andI machinery manuflacturers to sell more supplies. or (it permit hisr employers Ito ride in g-teater comort. or to I give the alleged financiers on out' board of commissioners aolulher hall' itilliuro dollars to throw to the winds. .Exlr'avagance is alreudy the w'atlchwortiid in the cot.:. ission Exlravagan.ue is alrcualy the w'atchwo.lrd in the ,comm issio -ll er's' office at. the coi th t'l use. anld \\e hesitate to even think , I' the satuuuliu oft' spemldi g thai w\\olld ensue w\elr . oue wortlly incompetents on the board given all adlitional halt' million. True. it nma be said that the 'arming dlitiictels .t' Silver Foaw. such as thelre are. wouild be benlefited by tihu esnlmstructia t,' ad ditio.iiat guod roads. Hut the amount of agriculture that is ptracticed in Silver Byv cialuty is negligible. and t'rt' all the stut'T that is hatled into alle I' 'rm the tfarmts by wagon or auttto. the presenlt roadways. it' the cim inll issiolers properly expended the -uinis alread.y at their disposal fart' mailttennce. are certain ly sufficientl. So far. to.. we have vet to Ihiear' ot' the larmler- w\e bar such alleged f ratmer's as lieutenantl (i;(ov-ernr McDowell - who hasuvoiced himsell' il l'aavi'r of tlie bind issue. The tuaxpayetrs of' Silver Hol,\ ,t1111ty are alt ready v,\er burdened with taxation, minallyv through extravagance. int'ol - Ielic ce and \wor'e. i the pl ,ati1' ourll ,itard c' ullty eollllllis siloners. and we feel sure thllal when the ltspecial elect itm of Sept. 2 occur's anid the \oles are couiiited. tlhli pll at the coni inissionters aind the road mtachinery aid bridge cUutt'racto.rs w\ill be found to have been ove\-erhelmingly defeatedl. lPei'ral,s. it' the profiteering merchantill-- all of' hi.-,111 appare ntly are inl tfavotr of the road bonls- -wer. torced to lower Iheir' prices It, a lair level.: if the teiltbet's f ,1 tIe 1Emplo.,yesl' associatlion ---all of whom. too. apparenltly aire ill favor of the bond issue ------w.\.uld iuise the measly wages paid t+t their emqployes. tlhen. let'haps. the worlking peoplie of the county. who make up the great bulk of the taxpayers, might see their' way cleat'r to mdertake tll ad ditio.ual burden of paying interest and principal on the -."u. 00l) bond issue. But as conditilns are now. we predict thle idefeat of the bol issue by a vote whichi will include the ball os of every wo'rkin.g manltt. 'working womanlllI and taforlmet' in the cu.uty. MENACE OF MONOPOLY. WVith all the talk of the ctutrol ',I food protducts by the pack ci's. there are not many peirsons who realize the full extent t"f that contrul. The report of the feileral trade commission has not been given the publicity it deserves. in view.of the startling facts the report discloses. Not only doues the packer.' combine dominate the domiestic: miarket, but, according to the federal trade commission. foreign ti;ade is also rapidly coming under their control. li this con rtactiou the report says: An.. approaching packer domination of all important foods ini this country and anll internationall- cont1rol of1' nrtent products wiit foreign Umpnllniies seenms a certainlv.. fair consideration of the course the five packers hav.e fllowed and the position they n.ave already reached ntust lend t, the (oncl(llsionlll thal they thlreaten the f'reedlonm if tihe market of the country's food industries. An inuteratilill imonoply of food products! Andu, yet. the dmninisin.trationr speaks serioutsi y of lowering living cs ss by th)rowing on the intmarket the $1t, 26,0,0001 w,'ort Ih .' food stuffs iln lie ha riIs of the wtar departmentt! A dolluars worthli per capita. The delail. of plite pckers control ar'e'intereseling: Ithey deal i)N 775 differeri coluntidities and own :..,r contrlol (i2" sub siliati. c'oanilnies. Ibis i coltroll being obtaiined Ibx. .ýxl.Jri-legat. mietlhods iln ioal)t inlstannces. The Big Five in 1!1) 0 handled 82.2 per cent of all lie cattle con)suined: 7(;.(i per cent of all calves anid 80. t per ce(:t of all In their c:old storage planits they held about. 70 per -eal of the nation's visible supply of u' meats, divided as folIws: I'Frozen Ieel'. 95 per cent of the sup)ly: hamI and bacon. 1 per ce.nt; salt pork. 69.8 pier cent: pickled pork, 70.5 per cenit. It is easily seen that in meat products tihe Big Vive have\- u absolute monnºvlop) oly: their control of other food prI.)(II.ls is al most as elffective. They own 90 per cent of all. refrigerator cars in tie couun try andt halndle n)mre thin hiat o the butter, eggs riiniI cheese sold it the Nliteled States. fIt '1916 they sold 1,U()0.rr000 pounds of pou llty, l ,rr)0.05)0 0 pounds of butter. 735,000,00(.0 ,,mpounds of cheese anld over 135.6.' 0.(001(. dozens ft' eggs. Readers will reinemIber the flood of articles ii the publiic press at the inte whenI the price of mciat hegan to rise. riirging Ithe c('onsumiter' to use less in eat: Ithe public was tolid to eat more cheese ai ld like aiiiides.. , diel: tt.iimany substitutes were liitedl as iu ndlerstlidys fr mealt, ibt prices c(rntined tI rise for' the very good reason thalit, they were atlso controlled by the sa me group!) that owned all of the metret. The packers care lille \\-what tine food o.f the Amnierican people consists of. They coinl)ol it A. list of con itnmodities lutl- Ithe packers ciitnherl ui\\ ciii l'ol or' are n'rapidly gaininig cdntrol of consists of the 'ollowing ar' lic les i' duill usrie.: Breakfa'i Isl,. foods. chickeni feed. slock feed. fruit. (ainnted vegetables. coatl. fence pInosts, builers' hardware, bindiing twine. lunmbier, cemenit. lime. pi.aster'. nrmick sanrd. grav el roiof'ing, soda-f'ountaini suplplies and rice. The lig Five ar'e closely assoicialted with uotlincr pouwe'r('ll fi n(iliciital interests thlrough itanking cornnections and interlock ing dii'etuorates. These inn terests dnminatle |alimst. every llhe ii' e(ldea-vo'. The report of the trade co.lmmnissjii says: lThe big porIkers have s.ecured a l''iliatiions thtnuahl: stuck ,owner'ship representatiion un dir'eclora"l',tes. and in other' I \a,'is, \w\'ilth l' numerous tlanksllii .l( l sl (')lr nlpuir's. Mr. ArI)ourl , llr. Swift. Mr. M (orris a l Mir. \.ilsl nee acdi rector's int blanks affiliated closely withr those wtho nre ltrol)ng t1[ the ,ouli'(.es of credit iin tile Unit.ed Slat.es. Being Ithus allied w\ith the tps\wereu't'|il interest at the soruir' es ,'of cr.iedit. Ithe pnacker's po\wer is gri'( , not only" for flilna'ring their owns nt.ionat l a.d I ii teruna.tiinal oliern'tions. but for arlfo(cting, forli gir(.Od ior lfor ill. lihe credit o cattlle ltlproduceri ' iand of cotipeitoirs o' c(ustomers in any. line. .Sune 'of Swift & Co.'s subsidiaries are gLiow\ing tIro'ipi ,a Innits in liHiwaii. i subsidiary of \Vilsoa & Con. [li.) has reached inti the salmon flisheries of ,.\1.ska .indl ii Morris nl coincelnitul sh'irnulSs taken in the w\\atenrs of I1he º (a n tl' o _' M e x ic o . '" Thie )pac('kers' nttiin-wide nnetu'w'rk lof tn ra nl houses mini] "'peddler can' systenis." buill up in cnneliltitO with their inenttl iusiness. "'assures lheim atltiost c(:t'ain su plrenin .y iin atv line of fotli handling whih they nmay wish to it enter.' "In eratuin lines they nave Ieoiine factoirs of gre" a.t I ninti tt.. e A\mnnour's drive into lithe rice market in a single year' is tiperhaps the most striking instantice of their' potentialities in this directiont. Early~ int 10917 Artroui.r & Co. Ifirst un dertook the htandling of rice anrd in that one year' sotI Inure thI v 16.00t 0,000 p) ounds n il ' rit e, thus becl. litnlg. Sin a siitgle nmove. an e Ite statrement or the nice presidenl of the ,utompanny. the greatest rine mier.haItul in the world. During this iperiod the -wholelenle iricne of r ice increased 85 per cent.. lhlie . I g-den Arouir tnelo huled abo.ve j s I l e of I lie power liul grTilp of imperialists Ihat iu .-tui eralde uitder the title of ' hle rAmeric'at lt ternational corporaltion. arn or'gai.izaitil f of the Morga Blns. Rockefellers. Hyans nt! liother finanliers forn)meIl to cartry- with the help ul' a huge unv" and a gigantic ar1y -.. their produlicts to the foul corners of Ithe earth. The Amlterticait I ternatioat coup, rlttiion owns ships and shipbuilding plants: it lpracticailly col,,tols the exptort and ini tort tlbusiness iln tlhe United States and has subsidiary tcorpora tii.s ill all lines of induslly in every ioulliry ont the globe; sugar plaIntUtions itn C.libi. cattle 'ratlies in lArgeiitine and _rug:-ay. coffee pla tations in Brazil. lea ilmporltinlg companies I inl the 1niiiled Slates. copper mines in Chile, oil i l Mexico. railways in China. `These 1p)we l i'i t.oCee compel p mili on to exist in p,.,erl.y that Ihle golden strealnm ut profit that Iflows into their treasuries lmi- n,)ot dimitnish: they make war oi d(hlilre petcet as btest suits their I.nrp'lses: they cuontrol governmC,)ts a ilmake ,or break law- a. they please. They are the real rulers of this nation. It is on the workers that lilt bhii'hle bears most heavily: Ilupon the workers also rests the respon)nsibility of wresting tihe p(,w'er Over thle lives it the masses froit these insatiiable vuliu-es. Iitldstiy must be socialized antd proi.duction carried onl lI'or the purpos, e ut satisfying the tlned- of sociely. instead ,tt' i'r the tprofil of it minoritily suo smIall that thi claims shouldt be ig nor1e)ld. are supposed to cturte iand the rapidly itncreasing power of the iitJuslrial autocrats makes delay dangerous. The tluestioii t.of whether or not ii is already tIoo late for a so.,lulionlt I peaceful means is . u bitl. )ilt for serious eottsiler- ation. The news that spats will be more it style this winter ihan in llhe pa.-l. as brought to Butte by Ihe buyer I'r a local shioe lde ptarttrent. should be eieoturaging tlo uttte workers. Al, o(lt pair fit' sthoes. even low Ones. tcan be cuou11t'laged with ta pair oft ap al t loo k stylish at least, evetn thotugh the stles are out. Alt,I \\i lit shoest at preset I prfiteeritng trices. tand \wa ges at the particularly low figure Ilhey are. it is more than likely tlhat thouianals of pauir o tts "oliul shioes w\ill be worn it I.tlte this ruler has given allother touching proof his love fo') democ racy; in view of the existing f'acs. however', he would have come nearer the tlutif hald he suid," To iU ysubjeCes.' n Sum~mer ~Indoor Spr \~~~.l ".'.. :.. '.'....'.'::. l·.:::·:::: .·''.: .":i.,.:'::' :;.":.'':5:'.": ·-'·; ::·1.:·;':::;1::::·:::·..::::~:; :-C:.;'·;·:·.-o-·... · i~jj j::-::~ ·~i-~:·~::::;::.·":·:~- :.I;...::,ll::::; ·.:1:.::· ?:;·'.'.I·~·`':/· ''··;··:·':I.::·. i":.'-.·· ' . ';:;:·':::--:::;:- ·1.-.;.-.·;,. i~j:~ i:~~~.~i5:::····.···:: ;~ii~i3~ :,`,;~ ri~:.'~~~::~:.j.l :i1Ii::.:1:,~, :~iit:)i-j " i :: "? :: .n~: j "i~':.::;·· .:;..;:; · . .... j::: I::... .......... ::~.. :~.::.::. '::: -7I :::~ ·: ..: . . .. . .. ... . . .. . .. . . . .. i . . -- . . . . . . . .:"'. - (OOD NIGHT .- COLUMN Ti. "RE MUCKR " 1 I. you want to know anything, ask the Mucker. If you don't know any thing, a :us k t e ý l_ uc ]k e r. If you! know anything you know the Mucker don't know, tell it to the public through the Muck er's column. Dear Editor:---You will be sur prised to get another letter from me so soon. I really didn't intend to write again, as I expected to leave in a few days for Butte. My letters, as a rule. are intended to cause a smile, but you will have to excus. mne this time, as this onIe is more likely to arouse your synl pathies. aucll have no doubt you will i.?nted sever'al Ilandkerlchit'f4 to soak tup the tears you can't help bur shed when yotu read my wail of w.,e. Late yesterday afternoon I rode over to town with the boss to gt't my mail and to send a. registered letter to my brother-in-law up ill Winnipeg, Canada. My sister huad been sick and they have had solut ,---------------- ------mo NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS i Subscription Rates Are Going Up 1 TO KEEP THE BULLETIN UP For the purpose of helping to maintain The Daily Bulletin; For the purpose of helping to make The Daily 3 Bulletin independent of advertising; For the purpose of having the subscribers bear 3 U ia portion of the deficit under which The Bulletin unavoidably operates; i For the purpose of continuing to fight for the • people who toil; For the purpose of increasing the effectiveness Sof The Daily Bulletin. Subsrijbers to The, I)ailv lBulletin on and after (),I1. 1, 1919. will be asked to pay the tfoilowiug rates: One Month . . . . $1.00 Three Months . . . . 2.75 Six Months . . . . . 5.00 One Year . . . . 9.50 Ti rit inaulgurationh of the above rate- on Oct. I will not ail'eet subseriptiolns S whi c1l h1l(vele bell paid ill aitdvn-e beyond that date at the old rate. I - '.s The D)aily Bulletin is eoi'.dueted for the sole purpose of serving the peo ýsI ple. and not for the benefit of tllhoe who exploit the people. the itanagemelnt -I feels sure that all the present supporters of this FREE PRESS will readily ree.'nllize the necessity for the illerease il the subscriptiot i'ates and continue Sg their support. - I r .llp t. THE BUIILETIN STAFF. CI !.uuuhummum~niuuuuuhuummEae Uaa mmmmu uuuumauu mEEU ýuEIUU hUmU auEEUEEEUE~h other trouble and decided a little help. I got a letter from him in yester day's mail. Hie told me a whole lot of stuff about the Winnipeg strike. and believe me, I was pleased to hear from him. I never did under stand why a bright intelligent girl like my sister married a dub like him. but I've got to hand it. to her- she must have had an X-ray un deriistanding of his mental worth. Way clown underneath the outer layers of petrified wood. where he usulally wore a hlat----was a spark Of intelligence. The Winnipeg strike was all that was required io mcause it to burin its wa;y through to the surface. Sure thing he's discovered he really is a workingman. He's class-conscious anid you ought to read what he had to --ay a~bout the One Big Union. Gee: I[ onte almost forgetting t my pessimistic spell after all. I A lfter I had transacted my busi i'ess at tllhe postoffice. I got inter ested in 'a buntch of Nonpartisan leaguers, who we'e discussing the hilgh cost of living and uther im t portaut politica iq uestions. including i hi weather. 1 got so interested it when the bess decidled to go home, I c told hili I would walk back to thi' r ranch later in the evening. I had a notion I would go up and see Hazel Nutat. but just about the time i got ready to lun over and visit with her, I sa.w. her go by in a car with a pin h:Iaded guy who works in the bank. r- 1His name I learned is Will B. Rich. te Now. I htaven't any strings on o iHazel, butl you will understand I felt in rather p)eeved the way thlings turtned ciut, so after loafing aroun!id townit la a while. I striuck out acroIss the fields re to the ranich. t Ii hadult traveled very far wcheL L- it got dark on nme, anid ias there was il no mtoon. I had quite a time trying to ik ikeep on the trail. I finally re ached Ad the top of the ridge and it was a down hill h ull the balance of the to way. I was traveling along at -a It proa it.y good gait whent I stepped into din badger hole, my ankle give a sick in cning crack and down 1 went. and td that wasn 't the worst of it. When ' me fell I plut out my hand to proectd myself, and I felt a cold chill go up ilmy back, my hair stood straight up on end and ? smelled a smell, believes me. I thought I had tumbled over the A. C. Mi. press. The odor was fright ful. I had to have a pair of light can vas shoes on with rubber soles anul my foot was so badly wedged, I worked for over an hour trying to get out of my predicament. Luckily I was less than a quarter of a mile from the bunkhouse. so when 1 did get loose I managed to hop and hob ble along on one foot until 1 reached it.. Fortunately I am the only one us ing the bunkhouse at the present time, so I didn't annoy anyone by my presence. Now I hare beon reading somie where, that W. A. Clark has been quite successful in extracting an ex tra cent from the people of Butte for the privilege of riding on his street cars. If he puts up another holler, just send nme a line and I will be pleased to mail him my old duds. There is an extra scent about them lie canl extract if he is so con founded hard up. Yours truly, THE MUCKER. A UTOIST' DISMISSEI). BecauRse of the fact. that Guorge Grovich and Marko Mistle were four blocks south of the city limits on Harrison a-venue when the car inl which they were driving crashed into another ('or and seriously in t jured Mrs. . . O. Magill and less seri 1 ously injured two others, ther case of i the city against the meni was dis missed for lack of jurisdiction. The county's case against the men, which is pending awaiting the outcomte of Mrs. Magill's injuries, has not beti, dismissed. TOURING( PARK. TC he following Butte people coni :)owse a touring party who are elnjoy ing beauties of tle national park: Dan Sloan, Mrs. Sam Pattinson, Mr's. N. Ferry. Mrs. Pete Rafferty and X iiss Julia IRafferty. mmmm mmmemmin WWWUEUUUFA