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Do you know why it's toasted To seal In the delicious Burley tobaooo flavor. LUCKY STRIKE CIGARETTE w yrr 90VERIU0R HART SIGNS BILL AUTHORIZING PAYMENT OF BONUS Provide* Issuance Warrants •n $5,000,000 Through Federal Reserve BONUS PAYMENTS START WEDNESDAY Compensation Department Has Cer tified Total of *BBO,OOO In Soldiers' Claims House Bill No. 287, which author ises payment for soldiers' compensa tion, the proceeds of the $11,000,000 voted for this purpose at the Novem ber election, was signed yesterday by Governor Hart. Bonds to the amount of 15,000,000 have already been signed by the governor and state auditor and were ready to present to the representatives of the pur chasing syndicates when they arrive In the city today. Unless some un forseen trouble arises the $5,000,00)0 for the first bond issue will be avail able and payment of the bonus will •tart Wednesday. State Auditor Clausen announced that he was ready to begin mailing of the warrants to certified applicants the instant the financial details were concluded. Ifore than 1,000 warrants for bonus payments are now ready In tbe state auditor's office to be mailed out to qualified applicants as soon as tbe bond exchange Is made. The compensation department has cer tified a total of $830,000 in soldiers' claims and will probably have passed tbe million dollar total by Wednes day. Warrants have been filled out and signed as certified in the state auditor's office at the rate of about 360 daily and this will prabably be Increased when actual payments be gin this week. Between 40,000 and 80,000 applications have been re ceived by the compensation depart ment, of an estimated total of 57,000 service men in this state. Transfer Through Federal Reserve. Transfer of the $5,000,000 from tbe first bond issue sale to the state treasury will be handled through the federal reserve organization, Treas urer Babcock said today, and will be largely a matter of bookkeep ing. The compensation warrants re ceived by service men will be good at any bank. Under the first bond sale contract the state agreed not to float a second Issue within 60 days of the date of the first sale. This period will expire March 29, and the state board of fi nance expects at that time to be ready to call for bids on the second Issue in order to prevent any inter ruption of payment. The referen dum act authorizing these issues pro vides for raising $11,000,000 of the estimated total and as much more as may be required to pay the bonus to every qualified service man from this state. HIGH SCHOOL BOYS RUN MILK TESTS The Walla Walla farm bureau has organized a unique cow testing as sociation, according to F. W. Kehrli, extension dairy specialist of the State College. The farm bureau, cooperat ing with County Agent Talley and Mr. Hasten, vocational agricultural ist of the Walla Walla high school, has arranged to have four of the boys in the high- school who are taking dairying, run tests on their herds. The boys will test six herds per week and run their reports at the high school as a part of their pro ject work. They will work in fairs and test for the 25 members of the association. The regular cow testing charge will be made and the boys will receive a small per cent as wages as well as secure the valuable training as testers. Washington Stani mi> OIjYMPIA, WASHINGTON j. M. TAUI.OCK Kdltor and Pukllalitr Founded by John Miller Murphy -t £ . .-,1 lisCHUTION I'KICK, SU.OO A YEAR Jake llamon, the Oklahoma millionaire politician, had ambi tions and wanted to run for vice-president. His friends told him a ,nan who * * kept a woman" could not hope to run for high office. 1« appears that he attempted to put away the woman, but lost his life in the process. Verily, the way of the transgressor is still about as hard as it was when the statement was penned four thousand years ago. The testimony of the preacher who knew of the liaison, and knowing it still had the effrontery to preach Hamon into heaven, is a disgrace to humanity, but such is the tendency to kowtow to money and political power that men can be found in almost any profession to "bow the knee to Baal." Such men as Hanion are the curse of American politics, and that is not saying the European politics is any better. The caste system there makes it infinitely worse. It is that we expect cleaner tilings from Americans, and are therefore shocked when we discover such a man who is high up in the councils of a party which has the con fidence of a large majority of the millions of the American people. At last there seems to be an organization in Russia that is des tined to overthrow the reds, and that the same organization that ovethrow the czar's government, namely, the democratic party. Ail the efforts thus far made under the leadership of outside influences and officered locally by Kolchak, Denikine, Wrangel and others, have been backed by the former czar's henchmen and therefore could not succeed. Bad as the rule of the reds is, the people prefer it to a restora tion of the ride of the grand dukes. But now that the real democrats as represented by such men as Kerensky are making headway against Lenine and Trotsky, Russia bids fair to throw off the intemperate rule of the reds and establish a stable government. The Chamber of Commerce has closed a very successful year under the direction of President Klumb, ably seconded by his board of directors. The new officers elected yesterday are splendid men and the outlook is very bright that the coming year will be a good on? for the success of the city. Tom O'Leary has vision, and energy as well as ability; so have the other officers and directors. Let all the members get into the push, and put our city over the top as the best city, and the liveliest city of its class in the Northwest. In the dispute between Panama and Costa Rica the former has appealed to the League of Nations, and the United States, the specia'i guardian of Panama, is not a member. That puts us in awkward «hape, and will place before the administration the necessity of de fining the American position and attitude respecting the jurisdiction of the League in American matters. President Harding's selection of George Harvey as ambassador to Great Britain is doubtless intended as a punishment for the British endorsement of the Wilson League of Nations. But it is likely to punish the Harding administration more than it does Britain. Prof. Einstein, apostle of the doctrine of philosophic relativity, whatever that may be, is coming to America to lecture on politics. That's all right. Plenty of relatives in politics— Tacoma Tribune. It is called "nepotism" here, however. * The way Herbert Hoover is going about the organization of the department of commerce, some of the other cabinet officers will have to look to their laurels or they will be submerged by the hustling engineer from California Are you consumed with a desire to travel, young man? Then start right by systemaically beating a path from your home to your place of btisiness. The rest will come easy. W'heln a fellow gets rich quickly he generally tries to forget his old-time friends just as suddenly. But it isn't their loss. The proverb tells us that to every cloud there is a silver lining, but it doesn't tell us how to find it. AFFIRMS CONVICTIONS HESTINGS AND MATSON Supremo Court Upholds Thurston County in Cases I'nder Syn dicalisms Law. In a ruling Issued Monday by the supreme court of this state the find ings of the superior court of Thurs ton county in the case of the State versus Frank Hestings and Eiias Mat son are upheld by the higher court. This case has caused widespread interest throughout the state, due to the nature of the crme, the men being charged, tried and convicted by the superior court of criminal syndical ism. Judge D. F. Wright tried the case. The appellants were represented by Attorneys Georgo F. Vanderveer and Ralph S. Pierce, with Attorney General L. L. Thompson and Thos. L. O'Leary representing the state. Claims Membership Ceased. The attorneys for the appellant Hestings based their appeal on the claim that because of the statement made by him about the time of his arrest to several who testified at the trial that shortly before his arrest he had destroyed his membership card in the I. W. W. organization he was not a member of the I. W. W. The appeal for Matson argued that THE HAMON SCANDAL. GLEAM OF LIGHT IN RUSSIA if he committed the offense with which he was charged t dd not ap pear to have been commtted in the county where the trial was held. Dispute Court's Jurisdiction. The contention rested as to wheth er the logging camp at which he was at work at the time of his arrest is situated in Thurston or Grays Harbor county* In the decision of the supreme court it is held that his home was at Roch ester, Thurston county, not the camp. A great deal of testimony on the ac tvities and writings of the I. W. W. organization were introduced at the time of the trial. By the decision of the superior court Matson is sentenced to from two to 10 years in the reformatory at Monroe and to paying half of the court costs, appropriately $125.90. nestings is sentenced to from four to 10 years in the state penitentiary at Walla Walla at hard labor, with half the court costs levied against him. New Siren to lie Installed The city lire department have se cured and are installing a big siren at Fourth and Main for a fire alarm. It will be operated from the fire sta tion by electricity. This will be a great improvement and will facilitate th" proper handling of fires by givinu the alarm with greater celerity. Tin? WASHINGTON STANDARD, OLTIfPIA. WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 1921 I SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET j PROVIDES SUPPORT FOR STATE INSTITUTIONS j Appropriate# #0015,000,000 for Pay ment of Interest on Soldiers' Bonus The supplemental budget passed by the legislature, as announced by Senator William Wray of King county, chairman of the Senate ap? propriations committee, is given in itemized form below: Section 1. The following sums, or as much thereof as shall severally be ■ found necessary, are hereby appro i priated out of any moneys of the sev ! eral funds of the statu treasury here inafter named, in payment of salaries ' of certain officers and employes or < the statu, and for the operation and . maintenance of the various state in stitutions hereinbelow designated and mentioned, and for other divers pur -1 poses hereinafter expressed for the fiscal term beginning April 1, 1921, and ending March 31, 1923: From the (icitfrnl FIIDII. For payment of Interest on veterans' bonus bonds (to be repaid to the General fund from the Veterans' Compensation Bond Re tirement fund as soon as funds are available).... $605,000.00 From the Veterans' Compensation Hond Retirement fund: For payment of interest on veterans' bonus bonds... 1,210,000.00 For the State Auditor's office: Salaries and wages, sup plies, material, service.. 7,500.00 For printing and binding Session La ws: l.ouse and Senate Journals, other legislative printing and binding public docu ments 18,000.00 For the State School for Girls: Salaries and wages 15,000.00 Supplies, material and serv ice 20,000 06 Total $35,000,00 For the State Training School: Salaries and wages $25,000.00 Supplies, material, service. 15.000.00 Total s4o.oo<U>o For the Northern State Hospital: Salaries and wages $20,000.00 For the State Custodial School. Salaries and wages $10,000.00 Supplies, material, service. 25,000 00 Total $35,000.00 FOB the Attorney General's office (tax ation department): Salaries and wages $9,000.00 Supplies, material, service. 5.000.00 Capital outlays 500.00 Total outlays $15,000.00 For Department of Kfflclency: Salaries and wages, sup plies, material and serv ice, and all otl.tr ex penses wlille examining state departments $15,000.00 I For the State Geological Survev $10,000.00 For the Pacific International StocK Show: For payment of premiums to Washington exhibitors SIO,OOO 00 For the Secretary of State's office (Bureau of Statistics): Salaries and wages, sup plies, material, service.. SB,OOO 00 For Kilensburg normal: To complete dormitory.... $12,000.00 For First National Bnak of Colville. To pay mortgage on es cheated property $1,256. i 0 For relief of Louisa A. Conner: Refund of overpayment on tldeland contract 330.... $448.00 From the Public Highway Fund. For Douglas county: Local Improvement assess ment against state prop erty in sections 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 13, 16, 19, 34 and 36. townships 27 and 28, ranges 26 and 27 east.... $1,586.71 For City of Olympla. To assist in payment cost • of bridge over waterway, same being part Olym pic highway $30,000.00 For relief of Hans Pederson: For services performed anil material furnished state, for which he ha^-s^4-been pad $15,000.00 From the Permanent Hlichwny Fund For Ferguson Construction company: Account of permanent high way No. 2M (from part apportioned King county $1,120.48 Section 2. This act is necessary for the Immediate preservation of public peace, health and safety, and the support of the state government and Its existing public institutions, and shall take effect immediately. MID-WESTERN ROADS DISCUSS REDUCTION UNSKILLED WAGES Railroad Executives Confix dent Employes Will Ac cept Reductions FEAR OF UNEMPLOYMENT WILL BE WEAPON USED Santa Fe Will Meet Its Men on March 21, Burlington March 22, Others oFllow CHICAGO, March 14.—A1l mid ! western railroads will holjl confer ences with their unskilled workers within the next 90 days to discuss wage reductions. Railroad executives are confident that the men will accept the cuts, realizing they are warranted by pres ent conditions. They will be afraid to refuse to accept reductions because of the large number of unemployed workers, in the opinion of the rail road managers. Each Road Deals With Own Men Each road will deal with its own men separately. In case the men do not accept the reductions, appeal will be taken to the railroad labor board for relief. The board has refused tc act in similar casts pr vlously before the railroads and the men have mad ■ an ecort to get together. The board lias power to act, its members hold, only when the men and employers have attempted to reach a settlement and a dispute has arisen. Most of the conferences with the The "Big " Suit Buy This Se Made and sold with the lowest possible margin of profit for both ourselves and the manufacturer, these Suits for men offer a maxtnum of real value at a dis tinctly moderate price. Judge the value for yourself—test the fabric and the way in which the suit is put together. See how you look in it. Smart, sensible, sturdy suits of the kind a real man enjoys wearing—remark- able values. BETTMAN'S Everything to Wear for Men and Boys Imen will be held the latter part of this month. Santa Fe Meets March 24 The Santa Fe will meet Its men on March 24, the Hurlington March 22. the Wabash next week and other con ferences will follow. Union leaders have decided to flght proposed reductions to the last trench. If their determination is con tinued, the cases will have to go be fore the labor board. Within the !next three months the board will be flooded wth disputes to settle, in case the men refuse to accept some wage cuts. If the raliroads are successful In reducing operating expenses, they will cut freight and passenger rates, their representatives promised today. Rate Reduction Will Follow "There Is no question but a sub stantial reduction in operating ex- Ipenses would be followed In a short time by reduction of rates," Sam Dunn of the Railway Age said. "It was high operating expenses that made It necessary for the inter state commerce commission fix present freight and passenger rates last August," he continued. "About one-third of operating costs are made up of fuel, materials and supplies. The other two-thirds consists of wages. Roads Have Not Earned Six Per Cent "'The railroads have not, in anv month since the new rates were fixed, earned the 6 per cent return expected by the interstate commerce commis sion. Therefore, any reduction in rates until there is a reduction In ex penses, especially labor costs, is out of the question." Railroad union leaders here de clared that the roads were deliber ately keeping their operating expenses high, wasting huge sums of money, in order to drive down the wage scale and attempt to "break" the organiza tion of railroad men. SEND YOUR OWN CHECK When you want to send money to distant points the most con venient way to do it is to Bend a check. When you send a check by mail you insure yourself against loss. Payment on a lost check can be stopped before payment and a duplicate check Issued. You lose nothing. We offer you the best of facilities for handling your checking account. We can give you prompt and efllcleiy. service. Your money is absolutely safe and still just as available as in your own pocket. We invite you to open a checking account with us, and assure you that we will give you the best of service. SECURITY BANK & TRUST CO. Fourth anil Franklin Streets OIJYMPIA, WASH. Rubber Boots For these wet clays nothing is as good as rubber boots or shoes to keep your feet dry. We offer the Goodyear Glove Brand Boots and Shoes as follows: , v LOW RUBBER SHOES $3.25 HIGH RUBBER SHOES $3.50 KNEE BOOTS $5.50 THIGH BOOTS (U.,S. Brand) $7.50 We also have clothing of all kinds for wet weather wear. Gottfeld's 211 EAST FOURTH ST. LEACH POST LEGION AUXILIARY VISITS CUSHMAN HOSPITAL Women Surfeit 12ft Soldiers With Home-Miule Cakes, Ice Cream, Fruits and Mowers Members of the Alfred William Leach Post Auxiliary to the Ameri can Legion drove over to Cushmaa government hospital last Saturday afternoon. Cars were furnished by Mrs. Mark A. Fullerton, Mrs. Marvin Chase, Mrs. Fred W. Lewis, and Mrs. Dora Lewis. The following members of the auxiliary went: Mrs. Mark A. Fullerton, Mrs. Marvin Chose, Mrs. Fred Lewis, Mrs. Heye, Mrs. M. G. Andresen, Mrs. Nelson Vaughan, Mrs. Mrs. Dill, and Mrs. Dora Lewis. Mrs. Walter Agnew, Mrs. W. Whiting* Winters, Miss Lorene Winter, Mr. and Mrs. Newcomb. The women took home-made cakes, ice cream, fruits and flowers. Mrs. Heye and daughters sent six beauti ful potted hyacinths. Cushions made by the auxiliary were taken to the patients at the hospital. -Ice cream was served to all the patients. About 125 soldiers attended the following program given by the aux iliary: 4 Vocal solo. Mrs. Clarence Nelson. Heading, Miss Lorene Winders. Dance, Highland Fling in Scottish costume. Caroline Schmidt and Shir ley McManus. Song, Master Dill. Reading, Miss Lorene Winters. Songs, Mrs. W. Whitney (leader). The original program included the high school orchestra, but owing to the illness of four of its members, they did not go. Much credit is due to Mrs. Mark A. Fullerton and Mrs. Bertha And resen for arrangements for the trip.