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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
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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
* 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.
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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.
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
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
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?
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
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.
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

( 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
Howard Honnold was a visitor at
the A. G. Anderson home on Friday
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
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
A large crowd attended the dance |
at Lone Tree School house on Satur
day evening and all report a good
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.
C. P. Wood was looking after busi
ness interests in this vicinity on Sun
John and Ed Loush were business
callers in Red Lodge on Tuesday,
Mrs. Theodore Guel attended East
ern Star Lodge in Joliet on Thursday
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.
Let Us Call For
And Deliver
Any Cleaning ■ Pressing
Always Dependable
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Every Home
Our Service Price Will Please.
For Prompt Service Call
Phone 15-W
Victor Aho, prop.
Red Lodge,
(Byron B, Downard Successor to C. M. Straight)
Lady Assistant
Phone >83 RED LODGE
A Service Marked hjr Sincere Sympathy
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
L. S. Kirkhart and Mack Anderson
motored to Joliet on Tuesday after
First Class Service
Half Soling a Specialty
Red Lodge, Mont.

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