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TIHE DAILY MISSOULIAN
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While The Missoulian takes every reasonable precaution to guard against typographical errors in its advertising columns, printers are but human and we will not be responsible for errors which may inadvertently occur. Missoulian Publishing Company. TUESDAY. DECEMBER 23. 1913. God has not given us vast learn ing to solve all the problems, or unfailing wisdom to direct all the wanderings of our brothers' lives, but He has given to every one of us the power to be spiritual, and by our spirituality to lift and enlarge and enlighten the lives we touch. -Phillips Brooks. A DEMONSTRATION. Have you noticed the heavily laden wagons which leave the post office these days, carrying parcel post Christmas packages to Missoula homes? These wagons have been working overtime for a fortnight and now there are automobiles enlisted as auxiliaries. Within the postoffice, there are great mountains of pack ages, awaiting delivery and there are few persons leaving the office these days who do not carry the load of bundles, which is a symbol of the season. Uncle Sam has a big job on his hands this Christmas. IHe is man aging it with remarkable efficiency. The parcel post is meeting the test and is proving its fitness. It is a splendid tribute to the people's gov ernment serving the pe-ogle. It is another argument for the extension of governmental functions. That which has been dune in Panama; that which is projected for Alaska; that which is being tlone this week in every toon in the country-these quicken sympathy for the proposals which are being made for the in largement of these functions of the governoment. But there is the danger that this quickened sympathy may lhad uts to overlook; we Itay become overcot fident and may try to do too much all at once. These problems of gouy ernmetital expansion must be ap proached with caution; conditions must be stusted iaref oly, before we undertake them Hut there is en couragement in thi present record, it strengthens ~ur con~fidence in out - selves. We can s~ thise things if ae go aiout them t i t, litght try. Bill Sulior anii foiiin Mlarsihall are making tiiattauiiia solkings. This will crowd (olonel lir}tn into direct competition it tit hIll-titgers a(id yodeiers. Also, it sill Ie had when the gov ernment 0 ,its thi t I plotne lines. It will be cintetipt of u rt t~ talk lack to the girl at utral. This white weather is wet, me as it retooves the threat.-itr, losaubliitv that fly-sivatting 1te Int a winter sport. Painter Jack Frost spri .d a fini priming coat of whit tes terdita Noiw he can proceed tt ih the lii, j Santa ilaus will he Atl t. itt in his sleigh, which is tot.. Christ mat; than the auti mi ti And now a perfect hoiday seas, i is followed by the signs of a S hitt, CIhristmtas. Nobody in the shopping district is lonesome this week. NOTICE. Mrs. Charles Morton, who formerly conducted the Morton rooming house, over the old postoffice, on 'West Ce dar street, and who for the past few months has been in Butte, has re turned, and purchased the Sunset rooms over the Chile Parlors on Hig gins Ave., where she will be at home to all her old friends and the travel ing public generally. The name has been changed to the Morton rooming house.-Adv. PROSTITUTING THE CIVIL SERVICE Washington, I C., Dec. 18.-The house of representatives today passed the pustoffice appropriation bill. One of its special provisions is the elimination of all assistant postmasters, in presidential offices, from the provisions of the civil service law.--Associated Press Dispatch. The Missoulian has not been a carping critic of President Wilson's admin istration. While in common kith many millions of his fellow citizens, we have and do hold a strong mental reservation :is to the financial wisdom of his tariff and currency tieasires; we live been disposed to give hint full credit for integrity of purpose. We realize that the democratic donkey, after sixteen lean years of diet in the political wilderness, is very hungry and very thirsty. At the same tite the people of this country are not in the mood to see tis rupted and disorganized its present very efficient civil service, in order to pro vide provender for hungry demnoratic office seekers. Mr. Wilson has always posed as a genuine friend and champion of a civil service that protects the efficient government clerk from the demoralization and inefficiency of the old spoils si stemi. The Amtertcan people as a class do not care a continental whether the post man, who delivers their mail, the clerk in the postoffice, who distributes mail and sells postage stamps, is a democrat, progressive, republican or socialist. Whether Cie' forest ,ervice it iplhac is a Methodist, Presbyterian, Catholic, Jew or Actiic' is wholly unimportant. Whether the deputy clerk in the offiue of the assessor, or of the county clerk, is of this or that political faith is of no concern whatever to the average citizen California has just enacted ai constitutional amendment prohibiting even county officials from running on aniy designated party ticket. Except in executive and legislative positions, we are all beginning to realize what a huge .lke had been perpetrated ott the public by the appeal of the politi ilns to partisan prejudices, in the matter of filling purely clerical posi t tIons. Gto'ernttent is more and more becoming a nuitter of business, not a distri butiton of spoills of office. Practitnily every class of the federal governtient employe has been covered under the civil service rules, both in the matter of original appointment and trootiotit for merit, afterwards. That is absolutely right. Any other policy has no place lit a republican form of government. The only criterion regarding this class of public service is individual tienit, regardless of political affiliation, religion or nationality. State after state has, by legislative enactment, applied the merit systemn to all state employes of the clerical and skilled artisan type. In Washington city, out of more than twenty-five thousand places in the government service, it is doubtful if there were more than two hundred posi tions that were not ctvered by the civil service law at the beginning of Mr. Wilson's administration. During Mr. Roosevelt's administration he issued an executive order, placing all fourth-class postmasters in the area of country north of the Ohio and east of the Mississippi rivers under the classified service, and not subject to removal at the whiini and caprice of republican congressmen, as had been the rule. During Taft's administration lie extended the order to put all fourth-class post masters under the civil service rules. There was vein it senate amendment to the ptstoffice appropriation hill two years ago, placing all postmasters under civil service rules, as to appoint ment, except in the larger cities of the first class, but the house refused to concur in the amendment. Roosevelt, who, in his earlier years, had been the leading exponent of civil service reform, and who hati served as civil-service commissioner at Washing ton during the iHarrison and the first Cleveland administrations, further ex tended tlle scope of the law by including the entire Indian service and the in ternal revenue service-except collectors--in the mtrit system of appointment. La't sutmimer the country was a little startled when the present democratic congress, with the consent of Mr. Wilson, inserted a clause in the tariff law, taking deputy collectors of internal revenue from ttie classified service and turning their appuinttients over to the democratic congressmen of the various districts. Again, in the late sumstt er, the forest guards on Indian reservations were also taken from under civil service rules. On the flathead reservation, five old employes In the forest service were summarily removed, without any cause, and five "good democrats," including our ill friends, I.)tittl Purtle and P. J. Gilroy, were appointed in thteir stead. Five faithful government emplo yes, who had been appointed to $75 per month jobs, without regard to their political faith and solely on account of hteir effi ciency as woodsmen, were thrown out so that Messrs. Myers, Walsh, D1vans and Stout might be permitted to reward their friends for voting "the dinmmycratic ticket." Jack Ptrtle, of course, knotts something of woodcraft, but it is said that on soti' of these Indiati reservations sonim of the new democratic tintter cruisers had at hard to'e distinguishing it atiutrack frott a cottonwood, And now cmeis this now "reform menistire" of Nil. Wilson's administration, that proposes to dismiss front the postal service thousands of efflci'tit, expert "'ssistant postiiasters," who in every case have `worked up from tlh' ranks to the monst responsible position in the postoffices of the presidential class, so that good deit'rats can ie given a job,'' at the public expense. Take the Missoula pistoffice'tis a fair sample. Htoward Schrodxler com nietced work as it clerk of the lowest grade at $50 per month, twelve ý'ears ago. lIt won hi, first appointment, after it competitive examination, under civil Iseirvieru le,, After years of faithful service' tithe governi' orit and tlfts'r having mtistered every detail of the .1tissoula Iostolffice, two or three yeairs ago, ite reached the hightett liuitiltii in liii lii lipostiffit','--'tssistantt ,taistmaster. like Mr 811 ''li lit' itt t'virv ttsitiffic if l'r',siilttttial size, tire lto be dtismtissed Ti e i'iiitiywl cvxiiialci xt'tit int ere st thi ll Ittest tioxe ti get ttext tile tile 'illitter. ~r. Wilt'iuc tititit e'tcali' rissittsthlitx' iy tlaiting tile blame onl his di' crtic c tali' iigr'ss. fin,' fruit' tif diisiti lrovl i frititi e l it,'\'iisi 'itse tutu the democratic states ttl'n lit thliiI other, liii if linttsxl t'ttta ax'i'iii, xx'ulit irop the proposltlon like a htai potatl. 'ith' llittncy if Mr. W~ilson's lircit risi with tile new demio'ratlc settattors anld ii' ute ilimbers mliiis Ru~iseveltl's' u'i','irtted ''big stick" look like If lii, civil 5ccv ii is ftiritir lroisttitlu'it iiurlttg Wilson's ndministratlon, thi' teitluj will lull 'hi blaiiitt tth(ti1 it riglitfitlly belongs. ]Notes of the Anvil Chorus Three Wild Cheers. Western Montana furnishes merry nletide peiis for the whit, lihie lan. Y-istrdav morning we read that the r' 't allis inheese taitury had ilosel Suntil sprig That (lves Messrs. Willard, tmithi, t al. a complete mo mupwly Vi the untp iit. 'lthe8 sl1ould 1 e intn snrt of a. C ugressitinal inves ttivtioji, I cr it is tt right that these four-flashers slhould put a perfectly res(-ertable thew,. plant on the hum Thern are several (others who will ,der ie a lit of solace in the annoutice Inent that the I ornvaits cheese plant has suspended ulerat ons. Corvallis ha(s plenty Of tniitttttitors. The Basketball Outlook. WVhile Montana's htrrly athletes are filling their skins tt th home chuck, the Aggles will be getting a flying start in the race for the state basket ball gonfalon. Th e Farmers are go ing to play in a twn rnamlent at BilliltWj this week and will thuoi avoid loss of valuable Irarlicie time. Only a few of the varsity men atr still on the campus, anid the whole squad will be let bark two weeics by the holidays. At that, Montana's chances for a victory over the agriinil st were never better than they are tjis year. In the whole history of lliiitatua basket ball, the varsity has betiten the Aggies just onie. Last winter the Grizzlies grabt*l the first gtme tuad foret s the Farniers to a third batUe. This year Captain unti imigs and his nmen hope to wtitlk hoine with the bacon. If they do-and the prospe't is luminous -it will mean a clean swetsp for the varsity this year. Ftinotbitl honors lha\e been apportioned and in track Mjotiana seems to have all the leeway. Working under him Captain Cini Tuings, who is the most peppery collec tion of red-headedness that has been seen on a Montana i asketball floor since the days of one t Qca Bishop, has SKIMMING THE FROSTY AIR KRIS IS ON HIS WAY HERE 1* W.s.I5tI 44 COP'*PIGHT S913 BY' THE G R055 KORNE CO' WHAT BOOK TITLE FITS THIS PICTURE? w e will print the answer tomorrow.) Ilie's on his wa ' Kris Kringle has started from the North Pole and will le here in forty-eight b urs. The birds are welcoming him. 'I'his picture ill-itntes on" of the most delightful Christmas stories ever written by a woman a Ii loves children. Soon after the fi- ' t lhe year we will start a game in this paper. It will he known as the "Ga' , 'I Song and Story," and the fascination of it will not be limited to the child ru This picture shoc" -'icwthing of what the "Game of Song and Story," which we are going to give .t reaulers, will he like. The picture aboi u'presents the title of a song. The "Game of Song and Story" will have mate iucwh pictures, not all representing Christmas, and those who play will try and it I correct title to each picture as it appears. There will be oth r details which will make the game exciting. Try to fit the (n' c t song title to this picture today. We will print an other one tomorrow. a horde of brilliant ttient. At least a two teams that could trial last year's ti five could be chosen t in the squad. The Aggies will hat' ti advance sev- oi enad strides if they atr- to set the var- at sity in the discard as. at. is The high school situation has brightened somewhat. to. The ease with which the purple and gold qttitt tet avenged their at in Philips- Ae burg convinced most 'f the fans who ta saw the game that M issoula will be li right up amongst 'e,-tV wtten the gong tI rings next spring. f atler the present It arrangement all ioiter games are 1 mterely preliminary t the final strug- I gle at the Aggies' t t'rnament, where the state chatipiottstip is decided. Scrambling the Fish. 3tr. t trtc- (diinut tive of garrote, mulouubtedly) lierrmuann is giving a tine illustrated lesson in "wihat Not to 1)o in itt-si-tialt" just now. The -let tutl installment of the Cincinnati li-dle'es 'itrse in baseball murder is of the saiti high tlass as the preced ing tutmtters. F it Joe Tinler, ti'rry dragged dtwit $15,1tt10, but, as has been renatrked ttore, lie can't make that $15,tt0 plati t shortstop or bat .315. ltttntgcr II intts of the St. Louis It'tlinatls qualifies as -a second David klarmi, says Alui in the Chicago Post. lls recent swat of players with littls itrgh cots ttim tip as a wittner. It tilghtt le wilt for other leaders to le tar'fil ettort dickering for trades willh Iuggins aigatil. An autalisic stws that St. Louis gut flr the Ii' itr. of the bargain. Among thus, w ho went to the itardi ials in exihlintt for Pitcher Harmon, Third Sacker A\l wrey and First Base man Kitit-chy, a cre Pitcher Robinson. First iasettan ti ller, Third Baseman Cozy l)tlatn, thl, irtstop Butler and Out fielder AWilsiti. Looks a lit as if Clarke was stung. For vearis, ie since Kitty Brans field left Pittsiurtth, Clarke has been littking for a litril-hitting first base mal. 1i tic has had his eyes on Kitnttci'y, lhuiling lie was the one figure wat.. woult fill the bill. lie got Kotitctiy all right, all right. Now t'5 iitlet Itr is i matter further. 'lht' itSitsi si'cords show' that Konetcht hit t2. while Miller was 4 points tlu s. 1Ktiutclty made 139 hits for 21. total bi us. liller made 159 hits or 2 I3 u'Iiil iases. Looks a lit tIle lhe i at it \itler, who was among thist' trtadii, wis rather a dealt-tip swtatter himiself. W ilsiti., anottt r man let go by Pitts tstrgh, lit .it. But his specialty waos extra-tas' swats. Hle made 154 hits for it toil 'f 234 bases. tonte on the long-distance hitgling the I'irtit's di not appear to hate mtds' t iii' of a transaction. But, let's insp'it s5''tte more. Alawreu wet't to Pittsburgh to fill the place of icozy Dolan, one of those tbtained t ty tit. Louis. In speed ithere's no comparing the two teti. Dolan is chati lightning on the sacks. H I Ie didntt play up to his standard at Pitsittsurgh, tic'auise the fans were after hit. 'ithise Pirate enthusiasts were angry b iitte Bobby Byrne was swapped tlo Phltadelphia in a deal which ittcludtd ' iolan, and they got after Cttoz's gi iat. Dolan wasn't to bltane. Naturally lie is a corking ma- i ott hates, :t splendid fielder and 1t4tter. Bltler was thrown in for gtod measure apparently. Butler )ed the American association in hitting a ciuple of years ago. He is mighty fast tiin the tasi s. Finally we ciinit to the pitchers. tob rI inson, the 'l'eiatii left hander, went to St. Louis and tarmon to Pittsburgh. litn the season averages Robinsolt ranked sixth in effectiveness, accord e ing to S-cretory Heydler's figures. lie allowed ail average of 2.39 earned runs per game tir forty-three battles. Ilarmon, in forty-two games, ranked forty-first in the league and allowed - an average if 392 earned runs per p tastimne an Robinson, really, Is one of the top r notch youngstertt of the league. Har s 1non is a Veteran. Stalng up the above situation can we be blamed for thinking Huggins is a wiz? The Cardinals will have lots of speed on the bases with Butler and Dolan in addition to Magee. Speed counts a lot. Look out for the Cardinals next year. A Danger Signal. Hoarseness in a child that is sub ject to croup is a sure sign of in approaching attack. Give (hiomber Ia in's Cough Remedy as soon as the child becomes hoarse and the attack t may be warded off. For sale by all ma yhe warded off. For sale by all . druggists. -Adv. Why Not Buy the Whole Family a Christmas Present? One That Will Be a Lasting Delight to the Family as Well as Yourself Delivered Delivered at your at your door door $1,700 :1,700 It is perhaps the greatest achievement among all those which stand to the credit of Studebaker factories that such a car as the electrically lighted and started, seven passenger Studebaker "SIX" can be sold to the public, completely equipped for $1,700. The remarkable nature of this achievement becomes clear when you realize that amongst comparable size cylinder cars there is practically none to be found within $400 to $800 of its price. Auxiliary seats fold out of the way into a recess in the back of the front seat. Studebaker "Four" deliv-7 ered at your door for only 1, 17 Fully Equipped in Every Particular A pleasure to show a car like this. Economical No lag in in the the motor use of Produces fuel continuous and easy on flow of tires. power Studebaker "Six" deliv ered at your door for only 1,700 EQUIPMENT Studebaker-Wagner electric starting and lighting sy stems. ra\ & Davis lamps. Stewart-Warner magnetic speedometer. Ventilating, clear and rain vision windshii il. Ilectric brn. h Silk niihair top, top oust and Stude taker Jiffy side-curtains furnished with touring car. Lxtia (iiicki lita,.hatle, denmountable rims mounted on tire carrier at real' of hody. (rmnplete set of tools. Tool lox and hattries mist conveniently placed. Running boards clean, with new design of aluiinum treads. A Carload on the Floor Ready for Demonstration F. M. SHOEMAKER, Sales Agent 117 West Pine Phone 418 red Only 2 Shopping Days B. C. THE CREAT CHRISTMAS Headquarters for Christmas TABLE LUXURIES FOR THE Christmas Dinner Year after year the same buyers, from all sections of this territory, call or send to us for their CHRIST MAS GROCERIES and SPECIALTIES sold only in our Grocery department, and here's the reason: They want everything for the Christmas holiday to be abso lutely pure and delicious, and here they find M. M. Co. qual ity, absolute reliability and moderate prices always linked together. Get your order in today, as early as you can, so we can give it our best attention. Our new pack Batavia canned goods, fruits and vege r tables, is the best we've ever had. All the fresh vegetables and fruits the mar markets afford are here-many specialties for the holidays. New figs, raisins. etc., all extra fine. Headquarters for Christmas candies, in bulk and beautiful presentation packages in all sizes. Call On J.E. POWER For Wines and Liquors. Boiled and Apple Cider. 12.0 West Cedar Street Second-Hand Sewing Machines FOR SALE AT Hoyt-Dickinson Piano Co.