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Elgin cafe
A good clean place to Eat.
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,We want your business and
try to please Everyone. We
serve only the best of eat
ables all the time. .
Next Door to Leland Hotel
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Plentywood - Montana
Hardware, Plumbing, Heating, Electric and Sewer
Construction Auto Accessories, Pumps, Eve Troughs,
Threshers Supplies, Belts, Oils, Paints, Stove Repairs of
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Cents 36 Cents
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Twenty Four Hour Service
On Cans and Check
Great Falls, Montana
Outlook General Hospital
Owned by the Cpomnunity
SAMUEL FAUCE'T;,Physician and Surgeon
Directed by B]st of Service and Care
Graduate Nurse Rates Very Reasonable
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Party Members Up for Election Get Chance to Go On Record for
Soldiers Knowing Measure Would Not Get. By -Congressman
Keller Moves to impeach Daugherty for Violations of Constitu
tion-Railroads Have Profits for. 921~-Ford Resumes Opera
The Wall Street Journal, regarded'
as a leading financial authority, fore
casts net earnings for the year for
claet railroads of at least $900,000,
000. , 0
IR only one preious year in the
lMgory of .the ail.roads under private
management has this record been
The estimated net profit is almost
exactly the sum the roads received as
rental from the kovernment during
federal control--a sum so large that
Senator Cummins declared it "shocked
the, moral sense of mankind."
This profit is being earned during
a year of unprecedented industrial
disturbance and dislocation, with
subnormal traffic hafidled at extraor
dinary cost.
For nearly six months coal, consti
tuting a very large percentage of
commodity business, all but ceased
Fur more than two months the
roads have been unable to meet the
public's demand for transportation be
cause 7f the shopmen's strike.
Under these circumstances the fact
that th3 railfoads are breaking records
in piling up profits is the best proof
that there was no economic necessity
or justification for a reduction of
wages of employes.
If the railroads can make such prof
its under the conditions recited, what
would have been their gains had there
been no coal strike or protest of shop
The Ford Company issued orders on
September 21st to reopen the Detroit
plants and it is expected that blanches
of the company in other cities and
manufacturers of Ford parts will
quickly follow. There is considerable
mystery as to just why Mr. Ford re
sorted to the . elosing tactics. The
most probable explanation is that the
coal operators who share with big
business in general the strong feeling
against Mr. Ford were using the short
age to take advantage of him and that
Ford used this spectacular means of
calling public attention to the situa
Ford's "industrial strike" is admit
ted to be the most effective opposition
to the coal profiteers that has yet ap
peared. The publicity given his
strike had more effect on them than
the jectures-of the federal government.
Operators rushed to him with special
offers to supply him with coal to
keep the plants open and 50 mine op
erators met in Cincinnati for the ex
press purpose of providing Henry
Ford with coal. The terms agreed on
between Ford Company and the 50 op
erators have not yet been made pub
lic. During his strike Mr. Ford ex
posed the intentions of the coal opera
tors to violating the priority agree
ments drawn up in favor of the con
sumers of the Northwest.
Some of Ford's orponents are de
claring that he shut down merely to
make some change in his plants which
could not well be made while they
were operating at full time produc
President Harding appeared- to be
enthusiastic about the Fordney-Mc
Cumber tariff bill, which he signed on
September 21st. After completing his
signature the president said to Sena
tor McCumber and Congressman
Fordney: "You have been a long
time in the making of this bill. I do
not know how many of you are in ac
cord with me, but if we make the
provisions of this bill elastic, we will
succeed in making it the greatest con
tribution towards tariff making in a
The feature of the bill which the
president ref ers- to, gives tk.e eecu
.ive. te.: dower to a.ter. torit rates
within" certain limits when the condi
Tions in his judgment makes such al
terations advisable.
.The bill has been a long time in
passing because it was unpopular
among large sections of the people.
Merchants in general have opposed it
because they want to continue import
ing their usual quota of goods. Econ
omists and near-economists have
pointed out that it was foolish for us
to expect Europe to pay her debt to
us and In our farm products, if we
refused Europe the privilege of selling
here. The papers controlled by organ
ised lpbor in general have opposed the
bill on the plea of that the tariff
would raise prices to the already over
r.caned eoas.ur~p- .
..ire have been ctaScting state
ts as W thw tarmees In hgeneral
usbd ai iastimter, bat If the ` `tes
,be.:! 8* AiM", tr the rawte
sot, 11 of. Mitulebota's o)p rets
Washington, D. C.-President Hard
ing's veto of the soldiers' bonus has
produced more public giscussion than
any other Washington event of recent
.montlis. G. O. P. newspaper editors
quite generally take the attitude of
praising the president efor his.-great
courage in turning down the pleas ~tf
the returned soldiers' as expressed in
the bonus bill.
On the- other hand, soldier spokes
men, progressive editors, and candi
dates who are running against mem
bers of the G. O. P. now in office, qiuite
generally condemn th .president.
Harding's alleged reason for turning
down the bonus bill was that copgres$
had not provided the means of raising
the revenue, but it seems unreason
able to the average citizen interested
in the matter, to believe that congress
was so foolish to provide for expenses
without in some measure taking care
of it.'
It" seemed apparent to political ob
servers many months ago that the G.
O. P. could not put through the sol
dier's bonus bill. Their reason for
thinking so was that big business
would not support a soldier's bonus
to which a sales tax was not attached.
Few congressmen wotid have dared to
vote for a sales tai preceding the
November elections. Big Business was
opposed to selling of bonds for the
purpose, also because it saw in such
a sale an inflation of national credit
which would revive business some
what and take many debtors out of its
A strenuous campaign has been
waged by the large busitiess interests
under the leadership of U. S. Chamber
of Commerce against a soldier's bonus
for over two years and business has
been largely put on record against it.
On the other hand, the soldier's or
ganizations started their agitation for
the bonus in earnest nearly two years
after the armistice and thus missed
the psychological time when the meas
ure could have secured the greatest
public approval.
Knowing t.hat they would not put
through the bonus the G. O. P. have
cleverly maneuvered the measure so
that their congressmen can get the
credit with the soldiers for voting for
the measure. The lower house was
allowed to over-ride thq president's
veto and G. O. P. congressmen voted
against the veto knowing that the
'measure was effectively stopped in the
senate. It would be hard to find a
case, however, in which party respon
sibility is so apparent and where the
party congressmen-should be held so
responsible for the acts of the party
. . .
Copngressman Oscar E. Keller's reso
lution to impeach Attorney General
Daugherty has created a considerable
stir in Washington beneath the sur
face. Party leaders are doing their
best to prevent a public hearing of
the charges on which Congressman
Keller bases his resolution and the
attorney general is busy with grand
flourishes in the newspapers poopoo
ing the possibility of his having a
single thought contrary to our consti
Congressman Keller's charges
against the attorney general are as
"First Harry M. Daugherty, Attor
ney General of the United States, has
used his high office to violate the
Constitution of the United States in
the following iarticulars. By abridg
ing freedom of speech, by abridging
the freedom of the "press, and by
abridging the right of the people to
peaceably assemble.
"Second, That, unmindful of the du
ties of his office and his oath to de
fend the Constitution of thie United
States and uhmindful of his obliga
.ta to discharge those.. duties faith
tully and impartiatly, the said Hairy
IL!uiighejrty :Ias, -I, the capacity of
Attorney General of the United States,
conducted himself in a manner arbi
trary, oppressive, unjust, and illegal.
"Third, He has, without Wparrant
threatened with punishment citizens of
the United States who have opposed
his attempts to override the Constitu
tion and the laws of this nation.
"Fourth, He has used the funds /f
his office illegally and withat- war
rant in prosecution of individuals and
organizations for. certain lawful acts,
which, under the law, he was speecfl
cally forbidden to prosecute.
"Pifth, He has failed to prosecute
individuals and organialtions violating
the law after those violations- have be
come public scandal.
- ..Sth, He has defeated the ends of.
.rstlce by recommending the relases
r~eg pris=n of wealthy obade.s
against the -Sherman aati-truas act.
"Seventh, 1e hass faed to prose ues
defendants legally indicted forrees
against the people."
pEprCeog$atlve Keler declares on
is honor :e a rep1reptati!. that he
yas evidence to smustains oi chas
Theaatnmey sgenera) lk all o-st
tI oflcrs swrn to do # rn a o
460 %ae &a ' R" i
Most Cattle
Rule Lower
(By U. S. Bureau of Agriculture,
Economics and Minn. Dept. of Agri.)
Cattle 11,800, fed cattle nomin
.aaUly steady, grass steers and she
stock 15 to 25e lower. Canners,
cutters and bulls weak, stockers
and feeders weak to 25e lower.
Calves 1,200, 25 to 50c lower.
Hogs 5,000 strdng to 15c higher,
bulk $8.00 to $10.00, top $10.05.
Sheep 4,900. Steady to 25c low
South St. Paul, Minn., Sept. 25,
1922: Cattle receipts of 126,000 for
seven markets showed an increased
woer .the 112,873 the same day last
'week. General tone to the trade was
slow and price4declines of 15 to 25c
were quoted on bulk of sales of beef
steers and she stock, in sympathy
with weakness at other leading mar
kets. /
Grass-fat steers of common and
medium grade cleared mostly from
$5.00 to $6.50, a few sales of weighty
rangers up to $7.00 and above. A
spread of $3.50' to $4.50 took in the
majority of grass-fat cows and heif
ers, with best range heifers up to
$6.50. Canners and cutters ruled weak
mostly $2.25 to. $3.25. Bulls were
slow sale, bulk bolognas $3.50 to
$3.75, a few up" to $4.00.
Practical packed top on light veals
today was $10.50, bulk around $10.25,
with seconds mostly $6.00.
Stocker and feeder trade with ex
cessive receipts showed dullness,
clearance quoted weak to 25c lower.
Fleshy feeders were favored in the
outlet. Bulk of early sales stockers
and feeders $4.50 to $6.50 with best
,held slightly above $7.50. Thin cows
and heifers cleared at a spread of
$2.75 to $4.50.
With 5,000 hogs here today, the
market opened strong to 15c higher,
range $7.50 to $10.05, bulk $8.00 to
$10.00, good pgis $10.00.
The lamb market was around 25c
lower today, but bulk of the fat na
tive and Dakota lambs selling at
$13.50 were still 75e above last Mon
day Heavy ewes sold largely at
S4 '0 or 50c higher than a week ago,
lighter weight ewes mostly steady
around $5.75.
Maude Henderson
Company Coming
To The Orpheum
The Maude Henderson Stock Com
pany will boon fill another engage
ment at the Orpheum in a repertoire
of new plays.
Miss Henderson and her company
are so well known it is hardly worth
while telling the people of their abili
ty, most of the company are the same
old favorites with a few new faces,
Anna Hughes, George P. Gray, Jack
Mansfield, Edward Gray, Maude Nor
ton Curtis, and Maude Henderson will
play their same line of parts. The
new members of the company are Ed
die Rivers, Dewey Moser and Mrs. Ed
die Lee Rivers. They will open their
engagement on Thursday night, Octo
ber 5, in one of the new successes
"Smilin' Through." The story re
volves %round an klderly gentleman
and his lifelong companion who hlas
shared his joys and sorrows through
many years. John Carteret, in his
young days falls in love with a beau
tiful girl who promises to marly him.
The wedding day is set, every guest
is on hand, when something unexpect
ed occurs and prevents the marriage,
Then John goes through the remain
der of his life cherishing the memory
of his lost love and cleaving to the
friendship of his companion for solace
an drepose. Kathleen, John's ward,
develops into a sweet lovable charac
ter who furnishes light and laughter
to his home. Then comes along a
young man to rob him of this treas
ure and the old gentleman puts up his
last fight for his all. The comedy is
of the more human and refined type
and is furnished by the two old gen
The drama has a punch that will live
tlemen who have their usual quarrels.
in the hearts of the patrons for many
years. It is one of the most human
plays ever presented by the Hender
son company.
McCumber Will Not Enter Race
Washington, Sept -26.2-' eveelop
ments ofthe last few days in Wash-"
ington indicate definitief that Senator
Porter J. McCumber will not become
a candidate for reelection.
The question whether the North
Dakota senator should be an in
dIepenident candidate has been dis
cussed-here for several weeks.
Strong pressure was brought to
bear upon him by friends in North
Dakoet who wanted to have the
old repubtoiun party preserved
there. These include some of the
-Nestos supporters who voted
against lMcf muber in the pri
-"maries, but who are now eager to
vote for him at the November
Among those with whom Senator
McCumber has talked over the situa
tion withreference to his candidacy
are hn T. Adams, chairma of the
ebr~cn national committee; Sen
ator James E. 'Watso;- (rep. Ind.),
and Senator Medill MCoanek, (rep.
Ill.; ehairinar of the. iaatorial -
e oag m6mnnittee: They all ar
a binub-.his a eandidat It
was said here today 'te House sea
thinnt was against it
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