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NATIONAL CAPITAL IN OUR WEEKLY LETTER FROM WASHINGTON, D. C. To Restore Pneumatic Service. Washington, July 2(i.— (Special Cor respondence)—Engineers retained by the Joint Congresional Postal Service Commision, after investigations at the New York postofice, have recommend ed that the pneumatic tube service in that office be reestablished. The tubes were in operation for several years up to the latter part of the Burleson ad ministration of the Department, but for some reason he became bitterly an tagonistic to their use, and appropri ations for them were discontinued. The former President vetoed one an nual post office appropriation bill for the sole reason that it contained an item for the operation of the tubes. Similar tube systems are installed in post offices in other large cities and it is anticipated that they will short ly be put into service again. It has been demonstrated many times that the handling of first class mail can be greatly expedited through the use of the tubes. I Priority For Tax Law. Sentiment in both Houses of Con gres appears to be increasing in fav or of putting the new internal revenue tax bill ahead of the tariff measure. Word has been received from the Bu reau of Internal Revenue that unless the revised law is received soon it will be impossible to reorganize the working force of the Bureau so as to handle its provisions in their applica tion to incomes for 1921. Republican leaders in the Senate are said to favor pigeonholing the tariff bill when it comes from the House until the tax measure has been taken up and pass ed. Millions of new tax blanks must be printed and new regulations pre pared to conform with the new intern al revenue law, and unless there is sufficient time to accomplish the work before January 1st it is feared that business will be thrown into confu sion. Take Stock. In his campaign for economy in the Government service, Gen. Dawes has ordered every bureau to make an in ventory of its office equipment and hand over to the General Supply Com mittee all articles of furniture, type writers, etc., that it has no immedi ate use for. Future purchase of new supplies will be prohibited so long as the committee is able to fill requisi tions from the stocks on hand. Many thousands of dollars will be saved by the new rules. Heretofore it has been the practice of bureau chiefs in need of equipment to buy the stuff in the outside market, with little regard to what the Government might have on hand in the shape of second hand goods. Great storehouses have been kept filled with slightly used equip-1 ment that has rapidly deteriorated and f been finally sold at auction at prices j far below the original price. Gen. I awes has decreed an end to the ex travagant practice. T~" ' Sims I pneld. Senator Frederick Hale of Maine, Cha irman of the sub-committee that several months ago investigated the j charges preferred by Admiral Sims against the conduct of the Navy De partment during the war, has com- i pleted his report and submited it to the Senate. It is based on the evi dence contained in about 4,000 pages of testimony t aken by the investiga tion, and it is an endorsement of the stand taken by the Admiral. His criticisms were directed not only against the policies of former Secre tary Daniels but against the organiz ation of the Department itself as not I being such as to enable the effective prosecution of war. The Democratic members of the subcommittee filed a C minority report and naturally took exception to the assertions of Admir- \ al Sims. Comparing. i Howard Elliott, of the Northern Pacific Railroad, wants the sober mind- ; ed people of the country to counteract j the teachings of the I. W. W., the I sovietists, the socialists, etc. Well we see some progress along that line, The experiment in government opera tion of the railroads, under Mr. Mc-1 Adoo, et al., was something of a jolt to people who had begun to look with diffidence upon the socialistic propa ganda. The American people have had i The ATLANTIC SHOE ÎÎÛSMnowu counters, insoles or outsoles oi any snoe» maao by the FRIEDMAN.SHELBY BRANCH of the Intc rnstiunbl Shoe Co., £U Louis, Mo., besrin g *J k<vv triuSc-uiark. OO CASH And • new pair will Riven to the wearer wb® finds PAPER in the heeb. iy shoee made For MEN The P ACIFIC SHOE For WOMEN Shoes for Fall First shipment received and this message to you that prices are right and coupled with the all leather line will give you satisfaction. We Guarantee It The two above mentioned brands are tine quality dress shoes made in all leather styles. You can depend on them being all leather all the time. THE STORE OF TO-DAY AND TOMORROW S7H70HVL Glasgow Montana Grave Debate. One effect of the postponing of the soldier bonus bill is the situation of public disetlsion of the measure, such as could have been obtained in no other enough of that and they are begin ing to say so. Little By Little. ere and there, from day to day, the Harding administ ration is looping off one litle government extravagance af ter another and will eventually get government expense down to the ir reducible minimum. After govern ment employees have had eight years in which to form habits of waste and luxury, it is difficult to get them back to habits of economy. But persistence will finally attain that end. way. It is probable that not one mar. in a thousand had any clear concept! :i of the obligation upon the Treasury that the passage of the measure would have entailed, or the ability of the Treasury to meet the payments. The wide publicity given to the whole sub ject by President Harding's address to the Senate, has stirred wide in quiry as to just the efect the bonus quiry as to just the effect the bonus There is no more effective way to insure legislation that the majority of the people want, and only such as they want, than to subject it to the widest possible discussion. It is quite posible that the league of nations would have received the approval of the Senate had a vote been taken with out debate thereon and without time being given the people in which to study the document and register their opinion. There was a delay of some months during which the most thor ough consideration was given the pro posal, and the people concluded over whelmingly that they would have noth ing of it.' At other times in our his tory suggested legislation of major importance has been subjected to a mendment or actual defeat by the presure of public opinion following unrestricted discussion of its provis ions. A soldier relief bill will probably be passed in the future, but that it will differ in many respects from the measure now before Congress seems asured. The more the people learn of the condition of the national Treas ury, the greater will be their opposi tion to the cash bonus features of the measure. There are ways in which Federal relief can be extended to the overseas veterans, other than in the distribution of money, that would be of more permanent benefit to them and put far less burden upon the Treasury. When the measure is fin ally enacted into law it will be written as the majority of the people of the country want it, a fact made possible _ _ on ]y through President Harding's plea f or delav. ' ' Hysteria at an End. "We are not having government by hysteria these days," says the Repub lican Publicity Association, through its President, Hon. Jonathan Bourne, Jr. "We are proceeding delibertely, and making permanent progress. This policy is irritating to a few Democrats who liked the sport of government un der which the nation suffered for eight years, but the people of the country in general will aprove the more dig nified and effective procedure. "President Harding has been pro ceeding according to a plan of action specifically outlined on March 4, 1919, when . r i9 Republican Senators, Mr. Hardnitr amonir them, joined in sign ing a 'Round Robin' urging the Presi dent to hasten the negotiation of a treaty of peace, leaving the league of nations and disarmament to be taken up later. Mr. Wilson refused to ac C ept this suggestion but carried out bis threat to interweave the league covenant and the treaty in such a way that the league must be accepted or the treaty rejected. As a result of ,that policy, the Senate was compelled to reject the treaty, with consequent delay in arriving at techinal peace, "The United States is now at peace with Germany. The President has taken definite steps to bring the prin cipal nations of the earth togethet for the discussion of plans for permanent peace and limitation or armament, the two necessarily being closely related, The conferences will be held between nations entirely free to act as their judgment dictates on this one prob lern, without being hampered or coerced by interests involved in a treaty of peace. Mr. Harding is going about the task in an orderly, dignified and logical manner which is best cal culated to produce results of lasting benefit to the world. There will be no surender of the sovereignty of Ameri ca to a superstate, no involvement of America in the politics of Europe, no abandonment of the Monroe Doctrine. There will be no one-man negotiation, no setting aside of the constitutional | requirements concerning the making : of treaties, no defiance of the will of the people as expresed at the polls. "If we are not getting action as rap idly as some people would like, we can at least have the satisfaction of knowing that we are running into no pitfalls and we shall enjoy the oppor tunity to recuperate our frazzled nerves." Salvaged By G. O. 1'. Drawing a picture of the condition of the Federal Government when taken over by the Harding Administration, the Republican Publicity Asociation, through its President, Hon. Jonathan Bourne. Jr.. says: 'Can you imagine a sea captain sail ing his ship recklesly for eight years, grounding it on the shoals, smashing its sides against the rocks, letting barnacles accumulate on its bottom, leaving the hull unpainted, permiting the sails to be torn into tatters, dis abling the rudder, throwing away the lag. then taking the old hulk to a ship yard for repairs, and complaining be cause the ship wrights are unable to get the vessel into perfect condition in a few weeks? Yet that is exactly what the Democratic Party has done with this old Ship of State." Better Late Than Never. The scandals conected with the dis position of the government's surplus property have been notorious for more than two years. The National Re publican has frequently called atten tion to the fact that the government was buying new typewriters, furni ture, auto trucks and the other sup plies, while selling used materials of the same kind at a fraction of their original cost. Congress in the inves tigations which have been made brought out many startling facts in this connection. Due the newspapers and the congressmen who called pub lic attention to these things were pub licily assailed as partisan scandal mongers seeking to besmirch the spot less business record of the Wilson ad ministration, which, it was alleged, had to do things like this in order to win the war and to continue them after the war was over was in order to be consistent. The defenders of Wilson ian business methods in public man agement were succesful in confusing the minds of the people as to the real truth, and this, undoubtedly, has halted drastic reforms that might otherwise have been undertaken. There has not been the slighest excuse for the methods employed in the dispo sition of surplus property, most of it unaccompanied by publicity inviting the largest possible number of bid ders, and proceeding without the slightest regard for the future needs of the government as a whole for the very materials placed on sale. Bet ter that reform should come late than never, but if the least business-sense had been injected into the administra tion of material purchases and sales under the Wilson era. hundreds of millions of dollars would have been saved to the American people. WYOMING OPENS LANI) FOR EX-SERVICE MEN Cheyenne, Wyo., July 26.— On Sep tember 9. the United States Reclama tion Service will open to entry to all honorably discharged soldiers, sail ors, nurses and marines 2020 irrigated farm units of 80 acres each of irrigi ble land under the North Platte pro ject, in the vicinity of Torrington, Goshen County, Wyoming. On Sep tember 16, 57 irrigated farm units of 80 acres each will be opened to entry to ex-service men under the Shoshoni project, in the vicinity of Powell, Park County Wyoming. In speaking of this project, Charles S. Hill, state commissioner of imigra tion, sayS: "I have been personally over all of these tracts and believe that no better land lies out of doors, and a better proposition has never been presented to the veterans of the great World War than that which the Reclamation Service offers to ex-ser vice men this year. In my mind, each of these units is worth $8,000. A year ago, 80 such units of the North Platte attracted 3,500 ex-service men to the drawing." | : LEGION REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING \ ALLE\ POST NO. 41 at Chamber of Commerce Koims, Glasgow, first Wednesday each month. John G. Emery, national commander of the American Legion, will head the party of 250 members of the American Legion who sail August 3d. for France, where they will tour the former war zone as guests of the French govern ment. Mr. Emery's decision to join the Legion pilgrimage to France is the result of urgent requests from the French government and Legion of ficials. The former national commanders Franklin D'Olier, of Philadelphia, and Henry D. Lindsley, of Dallas, Texas, —will be in the party, which is to be composed of Legionaires from every state in the Union. John Sproul, son of the governor, will be the Pennsyl vania party. The "new A. E. F.", as the delegation has been called, will sail on the Mail Liner George Wash ington. An American Legion emblem will fly from the mast of the former presidential ship when shesaiosluot presidential ship when she sails out of port at New York. There will be an informal fareweJl at the docks. A special programme of entertain ment for the passengers on board will be arranged by the Legion committee. When they land at LeHavfe they will become guests of the French govern ment and from then on they will re live their A. E. F. days, but without the former hardships. Among the distinguished visitors at the national convention of the Ameri can Legion at Kansas City this fall will be Stubby, hero of Seichprey, who recently was awarded a gold medal for bravery and faithfulness. The decor ation was presented by General Persh ing. Stubby has been especially in vited to attend the convention as a guest of honor. He is a Boston bull terrior, wounded in St. Mihiel drive. A national census to determine how many veterans of the world war are Shriners has been started by Ararat Temple of the Mystic Shrine at Kan sas City. The purpose of completing the census is to make it possible for the Kansas City Shriners to send special invitations to the veterans to attend the annual national convention of the American Legion to be held at Kansas City October 31st. and Novem ber 1st. and 2d. The visiting Shrin ers will be guests of Ararat Temple during the convention and will be en tertained in the homes of Kansas City Shriners. An exaustive exposition of alleged pro-German activities of the Los An geles Examiner, New York American and other Hearst publications during the war, presented by the Pasadena, Cal., post of the American Legion, resulted in the post placing a ban on the Examiner. At a recent conference of the Meth odist Episcopal church, South, Sergt. Alvin York, who is credited with hav ing captured a larger number of Ger mans than any individual in the Amer ican army, said that prohibition laws should be repealed if it is found that they cannot be properly enforced. When the American Legion accepted the invitation of the French govern ment to send a party of former service men to France for a tour of the old war zone, John J. Wicker Jr., of Rich mond, Va., a member of the Legion's national executive committee, was se lected to manage the pilgrimage. Wicker has conducted tours to Europe, Palestine, Egypt and the Orient. He was in Rome with a party of tourists when the world war started. loiter he went to France in the United States aviation service. He is a lawyer. Michael Nolan, the newly-discovered mental wizard, who made a perfect score of 212 in thirteen minutes in the army alpha test, is a charter member 'of the Rainier Noble post of the American Legion at Seattle, Wash. Nolan is 43 years old, a lumberjack and former "sailor. He was shell shocked in France and is now a stu dent of the Federal Board of Vocation al Training at the University of Wash ington. He recently passed perfectly, in one minutes and ten seconds, an information test of sixty questions. One of the questions asked the def inition of the following words: Agera tum, architrave, chamfer, cleistogam ous elohim, gambit, guimpe, intaglio, metacarpal, mitosis, nada, pomology, rococo and simony. Posts of the American Legion and the Great War Veterans of Canada have been asked to help find Capt. H. Hudson, formerly of Edmonton, Al berta, heir to the million dollar estate of his father who died recently in Michigan. ! Management of the $80,000 Ama teur Athletic Club building at Bend, Oregon, has been turned over to the local post of the American Legion. The Bureau of War Risk Insurance announces that Congress by Joint Res olution (Public Resolution No. 64) ! which was signed by the President on March 3, 1921, has declared the war terminated for purposes of War Risk ! Insurance, as of March 3, 1921. There fore, all War Time or Term Insurance j must bo converted during the five year period from March 3, 1921 to March 13, 192('. inclusive, as Term Insurance cannot be continued after the expira tion of this period. FARMERS AGREE ON WAGE SCALE (Continued from page one) gested for over an hour. Minimum prices finally agreed upon for thresh ing were as follows: Wheat, threshermen to furnish ev erything, 15 cents per bushel. Oats 9c. Where the farmer furnished all the help, except two men with the ma chine: Wheat 9 cents. Oats, 6 cents. Flax, 18 cents. Alfalfa, $1.25. Clover, 60 cents. For threshing in hailed districts: 32 in. cylinder machine and over, l.l.Oo ner hour. 2 s in. clyinder machine to 32 in., SI2.00 per hour. 2ü in. clyinder machine, $9.00 per hour. 24 in. cylinder machine, $8.00 per hour. Where crew is furnished and board ed 'he above prices are doubled. In all cases where farmers boarded One Hundred and Fifty Six Weeks Or Three Years ? Lewis- Wedum Company Department Store Qulity Service the threhsing crew he was to be paid the level rate of 50 cents for each meal furnished. The wage for harvest hands and thresher helpers, also called out ex tended discussion. The wages finally agreed upon were: For shockers and threshers in the southern port of the county, §3 and $3.50 per day. It was agreed not to bid against each other for help; ac quaintance, and other circumstances, would permit of higher wages in ex ceptional cases. The county agent was instructed to proceed at once to get the necessary men to handle the Valley county crop under this scale of prices. Mr. Stebbins said that there would be no difficulty about the matter and that the help would be on hand as needed. Much satisfaction was ex pressed by all at the outcome of the meeting and the prospect of being able to care for the big crop properly and at reasonable cost. SEVENTY-FIVE EDITORS MEET (Continued from page one) included a memorial of Henry W. Sears. At 1 p. m. Saturday, the editors, wives and hosts left for Belton, and many toured Glacier park Sunday and Monday from Glacier park sta tion. Mr. Hocking is unstinted in his praise of the true hospitality shown by the people of Whitefish. He de scribes it as the real, and heartfelt kind, the brand that convinced one that the people were glad to meet him, and have him as a guest—the everyday and old home kind, that was not perfunctory and used only on state occasions. The town officials, the newspapers, and the citizens appar ently could not do enough for the editors, and they all left feeling that they but poorly expressed their ap preciation of the princely entertain ment which they had received. The people of Poulson, where the delegates were entrtained at lunchon, came in also for a large portion of praise by the guests, according to Mr. Hocking. "The western part of the state is sure ly long on hospitality," he concluded. FAIR PREMIUM LIST NOW READY (Continued from page one) that time up to 12 o'clock p. m. Au gust 29th. at the Secretary's office on the Fair frounds. The fair grounds will be open for the reception of exhibits two days be fore the commencement of the Fair. Applications for entries must be made in writing; this helps to avoid errors It will suffice if you will give the division letter, class number of the premium for which you desire to compete; your name and post office address. No exhibitor will be allowed to make more than one entry for the same premium. The Secretary will be glad to assist any exhibitor in prop erly listing entries. Cut flowers need not be in place until Monday at 10 o'clock. It is not necessary that articles to be exhibited should be on the grounds, or even in Glasgow, at the time of entering them, and exhibitors will con fer a great favor upon the officers of the Fair if they will make their en tries by mail, as early as possible, preceeding the Fair. Blanks for entry will be furnished by the Secretary. Entries must in all eases be made through the Secretary's office and en try tags procured before articles or animals will be entitled to a place within the grounds. No exhibit will be allowed to leave the place assigned it until Wednesday at 4 p. m., without permission from the Secretary. All privileges and concessions must be paid for in advance, and the privi lege space once assigned cannot be changed without consent of the Sec retary. The Fair Commission re serves the right to cancel any privi lege or concession at any time. TIME OF BIG CON FERENCE DISCUSSED Washington, July 28.—The time for beginning the disarmament conference was discussed Thursday by Secretary Hughes with Sir Auckland Geddes, the British ambassador, Shidehara, the Japanese ambassador, and with the Italian charge d'affaires. The British government, if no pre liminary conference is held, is still favoring a later date than November 11. The Japanese government is agreeable to any time the other pow ers can agree upon, but feels at a disadvantage if an early date is chos en, because of the distance and time (required to prepare and forward data. BANK HEAD .^RRESTED Omaha, Neb., July 28.—The arrest 'of Harvev I. Babcock, owner-president of the First National Bank of Chap pell. Neb., on a charge of violating ithe national banking act, was an nounced Wednesday by United States District Attorney Kinsler. CANADA TO PAY DEBT Ottawa. 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