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Iatered as Secoad0lass Matter, December 18, 1917, at the Postomee at Butte, Montana Under Act of March 8. 1879. PHONES: Business OMee, 52; Editorial Rooms, 292 BUStNEIU OFFICE AND EDITORIAL ROOMS, 101 SOUTH IDAHO STREET SUBC.RIPTION RATES: One Mouth ..................... 75 Si Mnths ................... 8.75 Three Months ..................2.0 By the Year....................7on0 The Daily Bulletin is on sale every day at the following places in Butte Jacques Drug Co., Harrison and Cobban Depot Drug Store, 828 East Front St. George A. Ames, Jr., 816 1-2 N. Main St. P. . News Stand, West Park St. International News Stand. S. Arizona St. Palace of Sweets, Mercury and Main Sta. Harkina' Grocery, 1028 Talbot Ave. Everybody's News Stand, 215 S. Montana Helena Confectionery, 785 East Park t., SATUPDAY, AU'G. 30, 1919. SIGN UP! Come down to the Bulletin office and sign a monthly pledge :-: :-: "-" 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 state. 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 will be. 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 below par. 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. ...---- -_._ - - ------- --_-- -.ilm .- . . .--;~.----LU- I DBack on the Job I GOT TO LIST N <!o -ý TO AT ALL *T / OVER AGAIN -h - ,C~ " " ! ,. ili ! N.. ;-. G OOD NIGHT - COLUMN THE NUCKER' 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 er's column. BACK ON THE JOl. Dear Folks: 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 Mucker. 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 i NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS U U . 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As Thel Daily Bulletin is conducted for the sole purpose of serving the peo- . ple, and not for the benefit of those who exploit the people, the imanhgeinent feels sure that all the present supporters of -this FREE PRESS will readily. I , rccognizc the neccessity for the increase in the subscription rates and continue * t heir support. * 11 IU THE BULLETIN STAFF.. WaMWWiu~amm ammmaaaHWWHuauAW>RHA 1ýadAZWWWWWW A AMRAMWARWaHERWWWHMER 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. THE MUCKER. o 0 I FAMOUS WOMEN Ouida. 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 atized. o 0 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. A IDENIAL. Henry Stewart, 3% East Agate, wishes to state that he is not the Henry Stewart published in The Bulletin as scabbing. AN ALLE.GORY (From Good Mbrning.) There is atall fence Built around a complete continent, Like an iron ring-it is called tIh stockyards By the knowing ones. But it is really only a simile An international poem. And they hazve trouble to lead the herd Into the narrow way of the shambles, So that one by one, as individuals They can be nut through the process Called "packing." But a certain far-seeing, Wise white bull, cleverer than the rest 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 Quieted, Atter the long driving of their herders. They believed the wise white bull For he had fourteen points On the lip of his horns And a soft, harmless moo in his voice. 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 And then Say you saw it advertised in the Tnlllet.in.