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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
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
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
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
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
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,
Nobody in the shopping district is
lonesome this week.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
at your at your
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
and easy on flow of
Studebaker "Six" deliv
ered at your door for only 1,700
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
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
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.
For Wines and Liquors. Boiled and
12.0 West Cedar Street
FOR SALE AT
Hoyt-Dickinson Piano Co.
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