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I | j j j j I THE CARBON COUNTY CHRONICLE Published Every Friday, At Red Lodge, Carbon County, Montana By The Chronicle Publishing Co. Jos. F. Dolin, Editor "Entered at the Postoffice at Red Lodge, Montana, as Matter of the Second-Class, Under the Act of Congress of March 6, 1879. Subscription Per Year $2.50; Six months $1.50; Three months $1.00 All subscriptions Payable in Advance Advertising Rates based on guaranteed circulation and furnished upon application. Discount given on contracts TELEPHONE NUMBER NINE TUB BULWARK OF AMERICAN LIBERTIES IS THB COUNTRY NEWSPAPER THE BURSUM BILL VETO Political writers in the national capital now believe that Congress will not pass the Bursum bill over the President's veto. The bill originally passed the senate by a vote of 10 to 51 but it ap pears that many senators have changed their views about paying out a large additional sum of money for pensions and that they will vote to sustain the veto, even if they did vote for the bill ^originally. They say now that they wlil not permit sentiment to add millions of taxes from which only one class will benefit. The government is now paying twice as much annually in claims as it did 20 years ago, al though there are only half as many beneficiaries —in round figures. It has steadily increased pen sions as the veterans' ages increased—the most recent legislation being in 1920. * It has already paid out $6,000,000,000 in pen sions. The amount paid out last year was about $260,000,000. This year it will drop to about $230, 000,000, for death is creeping onward and taking about 100 veterans each day. j. It is paying pensions to 539,756 persons, but only 253,605 of them ever wore a uniform and comparatively few of these ever saw any fighting. .Of the total 278,700 are widows, about 3,000 are children, and the balance nurses or dependents. The government spends more than 20,000,000 an nually in running a department to pay these claims. * The civil war presents the greatest number of pension receivers. There are 166,941 male sur vives of that war receiving from $50 to $72 or more per month. Then there are 258,566 widows of civil war veterans receiving $30 a month plus *$6.00 per month for each child. And though it sounds peculiar to speak of a minor child of a vet eran of a war that ended nearly 60 years ago, there are 1,183 minor children getting pensions and 903 other helpless children—minor or major —being paid a monthly sum. If both parents are dead the child may receive the full pension until he is 16. 0 ...... ., . ,, » . oin Some thirty-five widows of the war of 1812-— fought 112 years ago and many, many years be fore they were even born—are paid pensions. Veterans of the Mexican war get pensions the same as those of the Civil war. Veterans, widows and children of the Spanish-American war are re ceiving steadily increasing pensions as their age In other wars the treatment has been the same. increases. And, another angle: American soldiers saw fighting with Spain. But 68,393 are receiving pensions and 13,167 widows and children of veterans of this war get pensions. These are the facts that have swung the senate —apparently—to the President's view that a bill adding $412,000,000 to taxes in ten years to help a single class already fairly treated, it is claimed, should not be passed. President Coolidge estimated that the extra cost from the bill the first year would be $58,000, 000 . Only about 30,000 PASS THE OIL TO MR. WHEELER An eastern newspaper heads the account of! last Friday's proceedings of the Borah committe, which is investigating the matter of the indict ment of Senator Wheeler of Montana, in this way: Net Tightens about Wheeler and He Squirms. Montana neyspapers fail to tell the whole story about the proceedings of these committees. Also >> « no Montana newspaper that we have seen has recorded the fact that Mr. Edwin Booth, assist ant to the attorney general of the United States, who was one of Wheeler's star defense witnesses a couple of weeks ago, had "resigned within the past week. It will be remembered that Mr. Wheeler stated before the committee that he had been employed by Gordon Campbell to represent that gentle man solely in cases before Montana courts. It was also brought out that Mr. Wheeler had receiv ed two installment payments on a $10,000 fee which Campbell h^d promised to pay him. Therefore it is not to be wondered at that Wheeler squirmed when the following letter was read before the committee last Friday. The let ter was written, by Wheeler to Campbell on Unit ed States stationery, four days after he had taken office as senator: I wish you would have your office send me a detailed report of the condition of your permit that we discussed with the Standard Oil of Cali fornia, in order that when I take it up with the Department of the Interior I will be able to in telligently discuss the matter. I have been ex tremely busy since arriving here, trying to get located, and have an appointment this afternoon with some people from California who signified a desire to hear what I have to say with reference to your holdings near Kevin, Bear in mind that Mr. Wheeler became the le gal representative of Mr. Campbell before he took office and at the time he wrote the above letter he had still something like $8,000 coming to him on the retainer which Mr. Campbell promised to pay him, and which, Wheeler himself, stated, he would not go to see Campbell until he had received That was at the time Tom Stout of Lewistown, re quested Wheeler to look after Campbell's busi ness. »♦ .. If Senator Wheeler was not making an effort to earn the balance of the retainer when he asked for informaiton which would enable hi mto talk about Campbell's permits intelligently when he went before the Interior Department, what was he doing? WANTS DR. BUTLER F4RED Now comes Arthur J. Davis of! New York and suggests to the trustees of Columbbia University that they summarily fire Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler, president of that old institution of learn ing. How many people who read this announce ment know who Arthur J. Davis may be? Most of them know by reputation Dr. Butler, the noted educator and one of the leading citizens of the republic. We will enlighten you. Arthur J. Davis is the new superintendent of the anti-saloon league of New York State, suc ceeding William H. Anderson, who is now resting quietly in the penitentiary for having defrauded the league of funds. When Anderson was first charged with this of fense the officers of the League howled long and j 0U( j a b ou t it declaring that it was no more than a "wet" frameup to "get" a man who had been active in hunting down violators of the liquor law. But the assistant states' attorney stood his ground and an unlimited amount of abuse and finally landed Mr. Anderson where he no doubt belonged. But why does Davis want Dr. Butler fired? For no other reason than he had the manhood and temerity to stand up before an audience and de clare that it was his private opinion that the pres ent prohibition laws were impossible of enforce ment and as they stand they are not representa tive of the American spirit. He does not agree with the anti-saloon league and they would disgrace him forever for his hon est expression of opinion. Fanaticism is running rampant in this country when it attempts to secure the discharge of any man from his position simply because he does not agree with the fanatics. There is not much danger of| their being able to deprive Dr. Butler of bis position but to a man of lesser note and attainment they might be able to take the bread out of his children's mouths by securing his dissmissai from his job. It is likely that Dr. Butler will long be the tar get of the fanatics. Already he has a number of shots fired at him. But such work as that only weakens the cause which these character assas sins are trying to help. n SENATOR COUZENS DESERVEDLY REBUKE Senator James Couzens was totally ignored by the Republican State convention in Michigan, his home state, last week. Senator Couzens was un doubtedly looked upon by the Republicans of Michigan as a betrayer of his party. A man of great wealth he was appointed by the general of Michigan late President Harding) to the high position of senator, as a Republican. As such he accepted the appointment. Just a few few days ago he was upbraided for not adhering to Republican principles. He joined in with Gov. Pinchot of Pennsyl vania in an attack upon Secretary Mellon, and has endeavored to discredit and delittle the ad ministration of President Coolidge. Like Pinchot the Republicans of his home state have now administered to him a deserved rebuke. He stands in the same class as Hiram Johnson and Gov. Pinchot, except that Couzens' fault seems to be that his suddenly acquired great wealth has gone to his head and made of him an imperious coxcomb. I» BOYD ITEMS ( Special to The Chronicle) John Spockeen was a Billings visi tor on Wednesday where he will re ceive medical aid. Mn. C. A. Souerwein went to Bil lings on Wednesday evening to meet her sister, Mrs. Tisdale of California who will visit for some time at the Souerwein home. Scott Hunter was a business caller at Red Lodge on Monday. Mrs. Wm. White, Jr., and son and Ed Souerwein motored to Billings on Monday to visit Mrs. Souerwein who is ill at the hospital. Eddie Gingley of Red Lodge was a caller at the Louis Gruel home on Thursday. Howard Honnold was a visitor at the A. G. Anderson home on Friday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Gail McGonegal are the parents of a baby boy born on May 8th. The little fellow has been named William Austin. Robert Wakenshaw was a Red Lodge caller on Saturday. Mrs. Everett Weber and son are visiting at the C. B. Platt home for a few days. Miss Myrtle Cassidy and Mack An derson motored to Laurel on Friday evening. Mrs. Lynn Marsh and family of Red Lodge were callers at the B. A. John son home on Saturday. Wm. and Robert Dullenty were call ers at Joliet on Wednesday. Leo Wallila motored to Red Lodge on Wednesday. Charles DeBolts who has spent the winter in California returned to his home here on Tuesday. Loretta Baker of Joliet visited at the Dulenty home on Friday. Frank Lyle of Red Lodge was a business caller here on Wednesday. Bert Shorey of Roberts was a caller at the Kebschull home on Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Hughes, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Taylor and family were dinner guests at the Kirkhart home on Sunday. Mrs. H. E. Smith and son who have ! been visiting at Laurel returned home | on Sunday. The Ladies Aid will meet at the ! John Boyd home on Thursday after-1 noon. A large crowd attended the dance | at Lone Tree School house on Satur day evening and all report a good time. Myron Shorten was a caller at Joliet ; on Sunday to visit his son who has j been sick. Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Reed and daugh ter motored from Red Lodge on Sat j urday for a visit at the Shorten home. Mr. and Mrs. Bud Newkirk and I children motored to Joliet on Sunday afternoon to visit relatives. j C. P. Wood was looking after busi ness interests in this vicinity on Sun day. John and Ed Loush were business callers in Red Lodge on Tuesday, Mrs. Theodore Guel attended East ern Star Lodge in Joliet on Thursday evening. Gail McGonegal went to Billings on Saturday evening to visit his new son. Mrs. Emmett Taylor and son re turned to their home at Fox on Tues day after spending several days at the Souerwein home. Donald Anderson motored to Edgar on Wednesday to meet Mr. Souer I wein who hud spent several days at I Billings. IHiimtiinniiiittiniRiHttiiiuitiiifiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiHiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiHiiitHiiiiiiiiiiniiiininiiiiiiiiitiiiiimiiiiiHiiiiiiiiiiii Let Us Call For And Deliver Any Cleaning ■ Pressing = ® _ * i =: IF i IN NEED OF A REAL BUCK MADE SUIT WE CAN DO THE JOB i \ FLEMING & HOLT Always Dependable I A 'ALUn ï i BATH • « « -IN Every Home IS THE ADVICE OF Modern Health Authorities » Our Service Price Will Please. For Prompt Service Call Phone 15-W CARBON PLUMBING & HEATING CO. Victor Aho, prop. Montana Red Lodge, Ç DOWNARD'S FUNERAL HOME (Byron B, Downard Successor to C. M. Straight) FUNERAL DIRECTOR LICENSED EMBALMER Lady Assistant Facilities Phone >83 RED LODGE A Service Marked hjr Sincere Sympathy Experience BEARCREEK Service W. H. Adamson returned home on Tuesday from Billings where he has visited with his wife and daughter. H. E. Smith, G. C. Nordman and John Normile motored to Lake Basin to see the new oil well. Among those who attended the Bac calareate sermon in Joliet Sunday evening were Mr. and Mrs. A. G. An derson, Myrtle Cassidy and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dulenty. On account of the absence of the pastor there will be no services next Tuesday evening. Sunday School on Sunday morning at Eleven o'clock. Rev. Chappie of Bridger was a guest at the John Boyd home on Tuesday evening. L. S. Kirkhart and Mack Anderson motored to Joliet on Tuesday after noon. ELECTRIC SHOE REPAIR SHOP First Class Service Half Soling a Specialty CHAS. KOLANDER, PROP. Red Lodge, Mont.