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SECRETARY OF STATE DECLARES
THAT SPIRIT OF FOREFATH ERS IS RESTORED. Des Moines, Ia., March 20.-Stand patism is dead, declared William Jen ings Bryan, at a banquet here tonight. The orator dwelt long upon the fact that he believed that the highest ac complishment of the present admin istration would be. the restoration of what he termed the spirit of the fore fathers to the institutions of the United States. "You cannot cross the United States," declared Mr. Bryan, "without passing through a state which is gov erned by a progressive democrat. Illi nois has just placed one in office. Ohio elected a progressive at the last election as did Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri and you came very near to filling out this list of western states by electing one here in Iowa. "Just a day or two before I left Washington, a new United States senator arrived. He was a progres sive democrat from Vermont. All the members of the cabinet are progres sive democrats and the leader in the senate is John W. Kern, for whom 6,000,000 progressive democrats cast their votes for vice. president a short time ago. More than this, the senate of the United States has been made progressive and the new rules. of that body enable the majority of the party to control." Secretary Bryan was in a humorous vein during a large part of tie ad dress and insisted that he made the. appointments in the west because he had to do something to ,prevent the people from believing he would be sa member of the cabinet. He exhorted the people to remember that every platform of the party for the last 20 years had placed principles before of ficeholding, but that the fact ,which appalled him was that he 'was not able to appoint all of his friends to office. He had no doubt, he declared, of his ability to perform the public duties of the office to which the president had called him. He. expected to use the principle of the common sense neces sary in every-day life in solving the problems of office. Secretary Bryan also said that he had discovered that one. of the duties he would be able to perform while secretary of state, was the announce Iment to tile people of the "plank I put in my platform 23 years ago." This alone is worth accepting the of fice for, he said. Mr. BrYan will go to Lincoln, Neb., for a few days' rest before going again to Washington. GOVERNOR PRAISES MISSOURI SOLONS Jefferson City, Mo., March 20. Governor Major, hearing that the state legislature, had voted today to ad journ at noon .Monday, sent a con gratulatory message, to the members. He said: "'In the matter of progressive leg islation, you are abreast of the times. You have felt the progressive spirit and have enacted laws 'which will commend your service to the citizens regardless of politics." Among the bills already ,passed by the legislature are measures provid ing for a state-wide primary; nine hour day for women; creating a state board of pardons and paroles; estab lishing a state public utility commis sion; "anti-loan shark" measure, lim iting to two per cent a month the amount of interest that may be charged; the home rule bill, giving to cities self-government in exercise and election matters and "blue sky" law regulating the fonmation of invest ment companies. MITCIHELL TO HELP GOYERNOR SULZER Albany, N. Y., March 20.-John Mitchell, vice president of the Anmcri can Federation of Labor has agreed to assist Governor Suizer in passing upon proposed labor reform legisla tion, including the 'bills drafted by the New York state 'factory investigating commission and also on the workmen's compensation program. Mr. Mitchell came to Albany today for a confer ence. with the executive. Mr. Mitchell's visit gave rise to a report that the governor had offered to name him as head of the proposed reorganized state labor department at an annual salary of $8,000. Neither the governor nor Mr. Mitchell would say whether this matter was dis cussed. The governor, however, declared that "if New York state could get John Mitchell to take charge of its labor department it would be the luckiest state in the Union." / FAMOUS "PLUNGER" DES CLEAN BROKE New York, March 20.-Stephen Van Culen White, known as "Deacon" White, who won and lost several for tunes in stock market speculation, died penniless, it wasp said today. "Dacon" Whi'te's most noted "plunge" in the market was a pur chase of 10,000,000 bushels of corn in i8'91 The bottom fell out of the-mar ket before he had a chance to dispods. of his holdings and his third fortune was swept away. He died in January at the age of 81. On pyrigart Sohafer & Marx '9 11 On the "Board Walk" Atlantic City THE MISSOULA BRIDGE "Oh, see the bridge!'" "Isn't the bridge a fright ! " "The bridge has got a 'hump' to itself!'" "Must have been a parting thrust from Old Winter himself! " VELL! Just this, today by the calendar, is the first day of spring. Day after tomorrow---Sunday---is Easter. It is time for YOU to get a "hump" on yourself if you want to be in the Easter dress parade. The "grand parade" on Easter morning is a time when most men, and women, put on their best and newest things and go out to look their best. It's a good idea, too; it fits the spirit of the day, to be new and fresh and smart. Missoula Mercantile Co. Clothes are made for men who want to look their best; and the men who wear them do look their best. The new spring models are particularly smart and stylish; we want all of you men to see them early. Suits and Overcoats in many snappy styles-models for men and young men; there are no better clothes made than those whose sale in Missoula is controlled exclusively by this store, principal among which are PREMIER clothes. Hart Schaffner & Marx clothes, Wool worth clothes and young men's Fashion clothes. We can suit you or overcoat - you to your entire satisfaction at any price from $15.00 to $45.00. We call particular attention to our remarkable values at $25.00. We've set a new standard of value at this price that you'll appreciate once you see these clothes New Styles in Hats New Spring Shirts Latest Spring Neckwear Our hat department is ready with the very The new weaves are very attractive; many When you see our display of neckwear latest styles in soft and stiff hats; new col- handsome patterns in blue and brown, helio- you'll find so many things you want that ors anA blocks. Silk hats, also. trope and other good things. we'll leave it for you to pick. atetso., in new derby and soft shapes-$5.00. Manhattans-are the favorite with critical dressers, be- New genuine Velvo ties-50c. Wonderflt., in latest soft novelties--3.50. cause they are best-exclusive patterns, fast colors, long- New wide-end ties,--75c to $1.50. Montanas, derbies, $3.50; poft hats-$3.00, wearing materials; they fit and satisfy-$1.75 to $3.50. New knitted ties, stripe effects and plain-50c to $2.50. Genuine Priestley Gaberdine Raincoats, $15 You'll see raincoats no better, if as good, priced elsewhere at $20.00; you'll not see their equal priced anywhere else at $15.00. Made of genuine Priestley's Cravenette Gaberdine--imported, with convertible collar and lined sleeves and yoke. =I -b Coyrgt at oafnr iMai1 ir"uº'