Eastern Democrats Cable Wilson
to Remove Postmaster for
Good of Party.
HURTS PUBLIC CONTROL
Autocratic Methods With Employes,
Newspapers and General Public
Makes Dismissal Practically
A USEFUL OCCUPATION?
How long' will the American people think they can afford to pay the fat
boy princely wages for keeping the essentials of industry out of full public
Washington.Three days before
Postmaster General Burleson's depart
ment made the fatal error of refusing
to transmit for the New York World
a news story attacking him, an un
usual cable was sent to President Wil
son. It bore the signatures of the
president of the Democratic club of
Massachusetts and 11 members of the
state legislature and read: "Burle
son wrecking party. Remove hint and
settle this strike."
The strike referred to was the re
volt of the 20,000 men and women in
the telephone service in New England
against Burleson's autocratic manage
ment. All business in that section
had been tied up by it, and popular
opinion was supporting the strikers.
The national capital is now filled
with rumors of conferences and in
formal agreements among leaders of
the Democratic party as to what shall
be done to get rid of the unpopular
postmaster general before it is too
late to save the party. The feeling
is general that President Wilson will
dismiss him as soon as the peace con
ference is over, if he has not resigned
In the meantime.
AddecLto the 500,000 employes in the
telegraph and telephone services who
recently came under Burleson's man
agement, are the letter carriers, rural
letter carriers, and railway mail clerks,
all of whom are deeply resentful of
bis high-handed methods. The great
body of progressive voters in both
parties are up in arms against him
also because they feel that the post
master general has given a very black
eye to government ownership of the
telephones and telegraphs.
Those who need the services of the
mails and the wires have also suffered
from Burelson's general bad manage
ment as well as from the strikes and
Interruptions in service which this
managment has caused.
Practically all of the radical and
semi-radical publications have been
Intensely aroused by his arbitrary and
needlessly irritating activity against
tbem under the espionage act. Many
spers against which no accusation
raid be brought were put out of bust
entirely and many suffered great
sses. Typical is the case of an edi
of a flourishing weekly reform
Journal in his home state, whom Bur
leson drove out of business, first by
denying the mails and then making
conditions which a weekly could not
meet. In this case be put up the hyp
ocritical defense that he had not
the politically hostile paper out
existence, but merely laid down eer
The agitation for bis removal is now
increased by tbe fact that tbe re
1es of the opposite party see
be has made a good opening for
on tbe Democrats.
His first act which alienated popu
support was his refusal to deal
tbe national officers of the vari
anions among tbe postal em-
ployes. He appeared to believe that
he could deal with these organized
American citizens as he had dealt with
convict labor on hifrTexas ranch. He
found pretexts for discharging officers
which the employes elected for their
unions, and yet he pretended that he
would hear complaints of the workers.
William Hard sums up his curious
idea of fairness thus in a recent issue
of the New "Republic:
"Having discharged the president of
Ihe National Association of Letter
Carriers, and the president of the
Rural Letter Carriers' association, and
the president of the Railway Mall as
sociation, and the secretary-treasurer
of the National Federation of Postal
Employes, Mr. Burleson said be would
be delighted to talk to any of these
organization officials, provided only
they were still on. the postoffice pay-
Sinco he took office in 1913, prob
ably at the dictation of the Texas po
litical ring, this has been Burleson's
attitude towards the hundreds of thou
sands of men and women who earn
their living under him. He has tried
to show favorable balances by driving
thesa people to harder work rather
than by improvement in management.
That some action to remove the
postmaster general is certain, not
only for the purpose of saving the
votes now being alienated from the
Democratic party, but because the
hostile congress coming in soon would
probably like nothing better than an
opportunity to bring about impeach
ment proceedings against a cabinet
official. WOMEN DEFEAT ILLINOIS LABOR
In its first trial of strength at the
polls the Labor party of Joliet. 111.,
came within 295 votes of electing the
mayor. The total vote was 14,473.
One of the features of the election was
the fact that the Labor candidate re
ceived 604 more men's votes than his
opponent, but his opponent received
899 more women's votes and thus car
ried the day. The Labor party, how
ever, elected one of the four city
commissioners up for election*-
The Labor party in Bloomlngton,
111., likewise met defeat in the mayor
alty contest through the votes of the
women. The Labor candidate there
received a majority of 143 of the men's
votes, but the women piled up a total
majority against him of 429.
In both cities the women of the
working classes neglected to vote,
while the women of the so-called up
per classes were rallied for the ma
chine candidate. In both cities, too,
the Labor party met vicious opposi
tion except in the labor-owned press,
and lost many votes through corrupt
The results secured, therefore, in
these first trials of Labor party
strength offer much promise to labor
in securing a better deal through in
dependent politics. More organiza
tion, especially among the women,
and the building up of a strong labor
press can easily put labor on top In
these two cities and in all the corrupt
ly ruled cities of the United States.
Old Wine in New Bottles.
Since the National Security League
was found guilty of vicious political
trickery and use of the war for the
purposes of the special Interests by a
congressional committee, two other or
ganisations have come forward to car
ry on its work. The National^ De
fense League and the American Anti
Anarchist association are now being
played up by the press. Like the Se
curity League both of these organiza
tions are a camouflage for the fight
against progressive legislation and
they will carry on the campaign now
that tbe former has been thoroughly
Organized Propaganda to Tax
Farm Loan Bonds Centered
TAX WOULD FALL ON FARMERS
Mortgage Brokers Would Avoid the
Successful Competition of Govern
duction in Rates on Loans.
Washington, D. C.An attempt
Is being made by farm mortgage
brokers it has been revealed here,
to nullify the farm loan board act,
under a plea for repeal of exemp
tion for farm loan bonds. This,
it is believed, would prevent the
government from obtaining money
at 5 per cent or less and thus pre-,
vent the operation of the farm loan
banks without a loss. Since it is a
'Stipulation of the act that the in
terest on farm loans $haH never
exceed 6 per cent, and that also
the banks must stand on their own
bottom, such a provision would
effectively'kill the banks.
An organized propaganda, with" Ed.
Cashed, a former Iowa newspaper
man, has been started in Washington
with the object of obtaining the tax
exemption repeal. The repeal of the
measure would give the farm mortgage
bankers a chance to get into their
old job of getting big interest on per
fectly good loans.
Saving Through Competition.
It is estimated that for every dollar
saved by the farm loan banks through
their own loans, $10 has been saved
through reduction of interest rates to
the private bankers. In low*, Indi
ana and Illinois, the interest rates of
these bankers always were low, but
nevertheless, farmers from these
states preferred borrowing money
from the government to" borrowing it
from the bankers.
The bonds of these banks so far
have proved a good investment. When
they were first issued, they bore in
terest at 5Vi per cent. When the bonds
went to |105 the rate was reduced to
5 per cent, and they are still selling
at par. They are exempt from federal
and state income taxes.
It is argued by the mortgage bank
ers that the government is losing rev
enue by exempting them from taxes.
However, Liberty bonds, municipal
bonds and other forms of government
and civic securities are also exempL
They amount to more than 80 times
the sum of the farm loan bonds to
date, but there was no effort to ob
tain the repeal of the exemption of
these bonds, probably because bank
ers themselves are large holders of
these securities. Farmer Would Bear Tax.
Repeal of the tax exemption privi
lege for these securities would actu
ally mean that the farmer is to be
taxed, not only on his income, but
on his debt as well. This is true in
no other line of business.
Progressives are planning a deter
mined fight on this proposal, and it is
doubtful if it can be pushed through,
even though the reactionaries hold a
strong grip on the next congress. For
one thing, it is believed, the Republi
cans will not dare attempt it in view
of the impending election of 1920,
when farmers' votes will be valuable.
Democrats, too, are wary of the men
ace of seeking to help out the poor
profiteer In the year preceding a pres
idential election. All in all, it ap
pears as though there might be some
chance for the farmer in the next
A Long. Standing Fight.
The present* propaganda represents
only a speeding up of the anti-farmer
fight which began long before the law
creating the farm loan bank was
passed. At first the law provided that
the land bank had to sell its bonds
to bond houses as a concession to
the hostile interests. It was hoped
that the bond houses would make only
a pretense of selling the bonds and
the system would thus fail.
This sinister purpose was nearly
achieved. The bond house which con
tracted to do the work threw it up
after selling only $31,000,000 of the
bonds and had not the organized farm
ers, reinforced by our great need for
food supplies early in the war, come
to a vigorous defense of the bank, it
would have been allowed to die. Due
to the farmers' fight congress set
aside $100,000,000 to be at the disposal
of the bank and also provided that
the bank management could have its
own selling agency.
The refusal to allow the postal sav
ings system to work with the land
bank as a source of ready money is
another illustration of the nearly suc
cessful opposition of tbe special in
terests. Likewise the bank has been
hit by the connivance of local ab
stractors who frequently delay be
yond all reason the proving up of
titles to land to be mortgaged.
Eighteen Fargo men who met last
week to organize a "home owners'
league." have taken the first action re
corded so far under the new honu
building association act passed by th
Nonpartisan League legislature in
North Dakota. By this law the state
will build a home in town or country
on the payment of 20 per cent of the
construction cost and the remainder
of the cost can be paid as rent. Thus
tbe "rent" payment on a $4,000 hoaaf
would be shout $26 a month.
THE TOMAHAWK, WHITE EARTH, MINN.
Kill All Flies! "E attracts aa*
"H5 S HAIR BALSAM
A toiia* preparation of nuritTB jantlcsi of
Balpa to radical*aandrnff.
For Raatotiaw Color
Bty toO a orfaeb a
"A sword-swallower's profession
must be appetizing." "I suppose it
does put his appetite on edge."
Cuticura Soothes Baby Rashes.
That itch and burn with hot baths
of Cuticura Soap followed by gentle
anointings of Cuticura Ointment.
Nothing better, purer, sweeter, espe
cially if a little of the fragrant Cuti
cura Talcum Is dusted on at tbe fin
ish. 25c each everywhere.-Adv.
Man wants but little here below
when the people living In the flat above
own a trapdrum outfit.
We offer flOO.CO for any case of catarrh
that cannot be cured by HALL'S
HALL'S CATARpH MEDICINE Is tak
en mternauy and acts through the Blood
on the Mucous Surfaces of the System.
Sold by druggists for over forty years.
Price 75c. Testimonials free.
F. J. Cheney s Co., Toledo, Ohio.
1 i*d Feverishly
Copy of Wiappst.
Guess Manager's Nationality.
Sign In theater lobby"Crying chil
dren must be Immediately taken out
sr we will refuse to admit them/*
GREEN'S AUGUST FLOWER
bag been a household remedy all over
the civilized world for more than half
a century for constipation, Intestinal
troubles, torpid liver and tbe generally
depressed feeling that accompanies
such disorders. It Is a most Valuable
remedy for indigestion or nervous dys
pepsia and liver trouble, bringing on
headache, coming up of food, palpita
tion of heart, and many other symp
toms. A few doses of August Flower
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tive. Ask your druggist. Sold in all
MinisterIt Is necessary for me to
ask the mother of the bride if she has
anything to cay before we proceed
with the ceremony.
The LadyAll I have to say is that
if I hadn't had a good deal to say al
ready, they never would have landed
New la the Haw to Get Rid of laws* Ugly Speto
There'* no loaftr the slightest need of feeling
ashamed of roar freckles, as OUlnedoubl
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Simply get an ounce of Othlnedoabl*
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of It night and morning and you should soon see
that eren tbo worst freckles have begun to dis
appear, while the lighter ones hare vanished en
tirely. It is seldom that mora than one ounce
is needed to completely clear the akin and gain
a beautiful clear complexion.
Be aura to ask for the double strength Othlne.
as this is sold under guarantee of money back
ft falls to remove freckles.Adr.
A ship Is called "she," therefore she A man either gives according to his
must be a sails-lady. means or his meanness.
Children Cry For
What Is CASTORIA
Castoria it a fiftf"** substitute for Castor OH, Paregoric, Drop*
and Soothing Syrups. It it pleasant. It contains neither Opium.
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For more than thirty years it has been in constant use for the
relief of Constipation, Flatulency, Wind Colic and Diarrhoea
allaying Feverishness arising therefrom, and by regulating the
Stomach and Bowels, aids the assimilation of Food giving
healthy and natural sleep, The Children's PanaceaThe
GENUIN E CASTORIA ALWAYS
Bears the Signature of
ta Use For Over 30 Years
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Salt Houses in Russis.
Houses constructed entirely of salt
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Bitter or Better Baking
A letter makes a great difference in a
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If the little word "alum" appears on
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If the word ROYAL stands out bold
and strong, it surely means BETTER
baking. This is only one reason why it pays
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MadefromCrea of Tartar derivedfromgrapee
Royal Contains No -Alum-
Leaves No Bitter Taste
THAT CHANGE IN
Mrs. Godden TeH How li
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Fremont, O.'1 wasy-_ _-.-
the critical period of life, being forty
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es, nervousness, and
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it was hard for me
I to do my work.
pound was recom
mended to me as the
best remedy for my
troubles, which it
surely proved to be. I feel better and
stronger in every way since taking it,
and the annoying symptoms have disap
peared. "Mrs. It. GODDEN, 925 Na
poleon St, Fremont, Ohio,
Such annoying symptons as heat
flashes, nervSusHsss, backache, head-
achS, Irritability and "the bines,"may
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restored to normal conditions by this
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Pinkham's Vegetable Compound.
If any complications present them
selves write the Pinkham Medicine Co.,
Lynn, Mass., for suggestions how to
overcome them. The result, of forty
years experience is at your service and
your letter held in strict confidence.
Joshua made the sun stand still, bat
we have men today who make tbe
moonshine still.Boston Transcript.
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