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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. SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 1914. Charge once more, then, and be dumb! Let the victors, when they come, When the forts of folly fall, Find thy body by the wall. -Matthew Arnold. THE FIGURES. Against the assertion of Mayor Rhoades that the cominrnssion form of government is not a practical success in Missoula from a business stand point, there are the figures from the city records, a condensed summnary of which is given this morning upion an other page of The Micsoulian. Let any fairminded man read these fig ures; let him verify them; let him study the situation from any angle and it is certain that h.e will reach the conclusion that the commission form of government has nbeen ia good business investment for Missoula. There are other phases of the qcues tion which must be considered later, but it is the business viewpoint with which we must concern ourselves, right now, Mr Rhoades having raised this question himself. Mayor Rhoades says he has not earned the salary whic tihe city has paid him. We will agree with him as to this part of his Ipublic statement, made in The Sentinel last night. We will not agree 'with MrI. Rhoades, how ever, in his position that he could not have earned his salary if he had chosen so to do. There has lien plenty of opportunity for him to earn it. IHad he done so, the Iusiness showing in favor of the commission form of giovernlment would lie iove stronger than it Is now. The commlnission form of gi\vcr n - ment has saved the city at least it hundred thousand dollars over the old, cumbersome system of city tadminis tration. Measured in dollars and cents, the comrmisslion has been ita suc cess. It has proved Itself. It has placed the finances of lthe city in ,ot ter condition than they have Iibcii in many years and there is even iir ltter improvement athe.a . There are some people who wiill say that tile cionintii sion goverlllnlllnt has beeni a suress inll more than tllh mere business aspi'l't. And this is true. But, at plreslntl, it is with the business viewploilt that we Ii ati. 'l'The figures published this lmorning are cs plain that it is nit t! ci,.:;ilr to el ter into details in thelr discusioin. They speak for themisel'es. -A. L. S. The Frisco directors are sued for the restitution of $11.,i...lO. We arc' pleased to sltat that w\re are not ,of the directorate. Montana knows that a go, nian is lost to the public ser\vice \h.ni Judgc "Witten goes from the fchleral land uf fice. Mayor Rhoades, lhowvcIr, lakes no intimation that he will nrefundl ani of that unearned salary. Aptly, it is suggested that the con gressional program may now be called a curriculum. With the Yale juniors opposed to, the tango, the future of that dance is dark. There was not much worry yester day about the season's water supplly. The twice-a-day class ad earns for the advertiser all he Invests in it. The snow came in spite of the weather man's forecast. The figures in the case tell the story of the commission government.' NEWS AND NEWSPAPERS The Missoulian has recently conducted some interesting experiments, in trying to ascertain the relative value of local news to local people. While this experiment was in progress, attention has been called to what seems to have been a pronounced case of as tigmatism-as the oculists would say-in the matter of the relative news value as it appears to the managing editors of the various organs of publicity, both daily and weekly, in the Montana newspaper field. The last legislature appropriated $6,000 to establish fel lowships and scholarships at. the University of Montana. The money was not "released," however, until the last meeting of the state board of education, at Helena. At that time, it was publicly announced, that the begin ning of the next collegiate year, in September, the uni versity would offer to the young men and women of Mon tana: 10 Graduate Fellowships, worth $250.00 each. 25 Undergraduate Scholarships, worth $100.00 each. 34 Law School Scholarships, worth $60.00 each. 20 School of Education Scholarships, worth $50.00 each. At a time when more than three hundred of the young men and women of the state are "taking their college courses at some eastern college," it would have seemed that the rela tive value of this news story would have given it a place on the front page of every newspaper, daily and weekly, in Montana. As a matter of fact, outside the Helena dailies, where the story was printed in connection with the meeting of the state board of education and the daily papers at Missoula, we do not believe that half a dozen newspapers in Montana gave the matter more than a mere passing notice. Nine tenths of the Montana newspapers did not even mention the story, that 89 free cash fellowships and scholarships, worth from $50.00 to $250.00 each would be available next Sep tember to the young men and women of the state, who are interested in obtaining a university education. The same daily and weekly newspapers that week were filled with "news stories" of murders, arrests, defalcations, divorce suits and the weight of Smith's pigs at the local butcher shops, but not one line of publicity regarding 89 scholarships at the state university, where a faculty of forty able men and'women are engaged in training this year over 500 of the young men and women of Montana in those things that will fit them for leadership in Montana during the next ten and twenty years. Here was a real, live, human interest news story that would have been of tremendous interest to hundreds of par ents and to thousands of bright eyed, ambitious high school boys and girls, scattered throughout every county in the state. It was the biggest news story of the week or the month for that matter, so far as the people of Montana were concerned. And yet, in the newspaper offices of the state, it received little or no attention, except as above indicated. About one week later, James J. Hill had relieved himself of some excess bile, in giving out an interview attacking the whole system of education in the United States. Mr. Hill's interview was carried in nearly every daily and weekly paper in the state. What Mr. Hill, the great multi millionaire railroad operator, had to say about our educa tional institutions, public and private, was given front page space, in big type. A day or two afterwards, on the occasion of the dedica tion of the new high school building at Billings, Dr. Craig head, president of the University of Montana, and about as eminent a man in the educational world as is Mr. Hill in the railroad world, a man who has had years of practical experi ence in some of the great educational institutions of the United States, taking for his text Mr. Hill's slurring re marks, dissected, refuted and utterly demolished Mr. Hill's bilious attack on the educational systems of the various states. Dr. Craighead's Billings address in reply to Mr. Hill was the biggest news story that day. At least such great news papers as the Spokesman-Review and the Seattle Post-In telligencer rated it as such, as each of them printed a full half page of Dr. Craighead's Billings speech. The Youth's Companion, printed in erudite Boston, gave flattering editorial mention of his masterly reply to Mr. Hill. These newspapers pronounced it a complete refutation of the Hill inneundoes and a masterly defense of our system of collegiate education. Except for a brief excerpt in two or three of the state dailies, no attention was given the matter by the press of the state, where the speech was delivered. As a class, Montana newspapers are distinctly of a higher type in typography, make up and general up-to-date appear ance, than the newspapers of any other section of the coun try. But the question is, has the public demand for the sensational in the matter of murder trials, divorce proceed ings, abnormal crime in all its revolting aspects caused the Snewspaper makers to yield their own judgment as to the relative value of news, or has the average newspaper maker Salso joined in the demand for news stories of the rag time '!variety ? --J. M. D. APPEAL ON NON-SUIT IS LOST BY DONLAN Ilelena, Jan. T..-(Slecal.)-- The supreme court today affirmed the judgment fur a non-suit entered in Mlissoula county in a suit begun by Edward Donlan against Lewis Arnold and Elva Arnold. Donlan entered in to a contract for the purchase of tim ber growing on Arnold's land, upon the condition that the timber be cut and removed within five years. Sixty Sdays before the five years expired .'Donlan sought an extension, which, after many negotiations, fell through. The court says "The record does not mak.e any adequate excuse for his failure to protect his interests under the contract, nor disclose wherein the public conscience will be shocked by permitting the matter to rest where lis nleglect hats placed it." Justice Sanner wrote the decision. EARTHQUAKE IN GREECE. Athens, Jan. 23,-A severe earth quake occurred today at Le Pante." Almost every house in the town was damaged and the fortress partly wrecked, but nobody was injured. Le, Pante, or Naupaktos, is a seaport on the gulf of Corinth, with a population of about 3,000. Notes from the Anvil 'Chorus After Samuel Pepys. Jan. 22d.-Up early and labouring hard all morning. Received this day a letter from V. Brewer of Green Springs and was highly pleased, for encourage ment is rare and maketh life easier. To luncheon with my father, Sir W., D. Richards and H. Ferguson, the engi neer, and saw P. Kenny, who was once innkeeper, and he would have slain Sir W. For he said W. had come to him to borrow a pound and four shillings, and then gave poor P. a receipt for the dues which I'. had taken oath never to pay And so we did call W., Six-Dollar Bill, at which he was sore vexed. To the town hopse, where I was told that U. Brooks, the constable who could not be discharged, had resigned, for he had been found paying no attention to his busyness. Having much to do, busied myself until late and then home to bed. Blooeyl Blooeyl "Hearing that a neighbor had painted his wagon-box a light blue," "R. U. Onn," the Reservation Lyre, be gins in propounding to our wheeze ex pert a Green Springs problem, "I inter rogated him thusly: "'What color AZURE wagon-box?' "'Oh Heavens,' replied he, which is some proper come-back, elh?" And We Are Thankful, Too. R. U. Onn's letter continues some what as follows: "In your items en titled, 'After Samuel Pepys,' you infer that you 'work hard and late' over this material, so why not allow an admirer (business of bowing) to break into print and keep you out? Now don't say that the accompanying 'porne' hasn't the 'punch to break into any thing. Maybe so, but as you are pretty fair at making cracks, why not dent your column a trifle, and allow this to seep through? "If it should occur to you that I am following in the footprints of one R. C. Leahy, please inform me to that effect before it be too late. Such a state of affairs would be horrible, indeed. "The ,accompanying wheeze I offered to the editor of the local paper, and ..e didn't print it. What's the matter with it? Or has the editor an ingrown sense of humor?" No iBlooming Room, Mayhap. Well, it may be that the point of it blew over his head, or perchance he was feeling a bit blue and the last straw was too much. Then, azure edi tor, he might have been unwilling to expose you to public wrath. The "pome" (yes, yes; go on!) isn't at all after the manner of Mr. Leahy, who, as a poet, is a fine little telegraph operator. It is entitled: Back to the Asphalt. (By R. U. Onn, the Reservation Lyre.) lie drew a lucky number, And settled on his claim. The ad sharks said 'twas easy To understand the game, For the soil was very fertile, So all he'd need to do Was to turn it up a little And plant a seed or two, Wh.n shortly he'd be getting rich And never know the blues. lIe didn't think he'd have to work lie's ,ack at selling shoes. lie never heard of plowing deep, Nor summer fallow, too; Rotation was an unknown uword, And treasuring moisture new; Raising hogs and cattle I)idn't seem to hint refined; Studying agricultural papers Was farthest from his mind. There was no need to toll himself; HIls crops would not refuse To let his neighbors do the work lIe's back at selling shoes. His wife would not keep chickens; For cows she wasn't strong; She wasn't even satisfied, She mourned the city's throng. So neither being busy They quarreled night and day, ('Tis said that with the idler The devil has his iway), Until it looked as if they'd part, And never more abuse, When wifie's papa called his loan lle's back at selling shoes. So it's "Madam, will you step this way? What can I do for you'?" And, on one knee before the dame, Unbuttons her snall shoe. He tries on all the sitck he has, LMake This and Try It for Coughs! This Home.made Reamsedy has no Equal for P romnpt 4 Result.. Mix one pint of granulated sugar with Yk pint of warm water, and stir for 2 minutes. Put 2¼ ouLi'e of i,,nex (f ,iy cents' worth) in a pint bottle; then add the Sugar Syrup. fake a teaspoonfll every one, two or three hours. This simple remedy take;s hold of t cough more quickly tian auything else you ever used. Usually conquers an ordinary cough inside .f 24 hottre. Splendid, too, for whooping cougth, spasmodic croup and bronchitis. It stimulates the appetite and is slightly laxative, which helps eld a' cough. This makes more and better cough syrup than you could buy ready made for $2.50. It keeps perfectly and tastes pleasant. Pinex is a most valuable 'concen tiated com.pound of Norway white pine extract, and is rich in guaianol and other na'tural pine elements whlch are so healing to the membranes. Other preparations will not work in thiim plan. Making cough syrup with Pinex and sugar syrup (or strained honey) has proven so popular throughout the United States and Canada that it is often imitated. But t'e old, successful mix ture has never been equaled. A guaranty of absolute satishection, or money promptly refur.ded, goes with this preparation. Yonl. druggist has Pinex or will get it ft r you. If not, en to The Z .ine . Co., E WF47e, IR.x TODAY ONLY I, Khoury Bros.' Entire Stock of - Oriental Rugs AT 20%iDiscount The first time that Khoury Bros. have ever given Mis soula the benefit of reduced prices on their beautiful Oriental rugs and carpets, and now only because of a de sire on their part to save transportation charges back to Helena on the remaining portion of the collection that has been on display in our Furniture Annex. It's an Opportunity -that intending buyers will do well to take advantage of. The ONE-FIFTH SAVING will be actual and real, the rugs carry the usual guarantee and exchange privilege under which Khoury Bros. op erate and their integrity is vouched for by the fact of their long business career in this state during which they have sold over a quarter-of-a-million dollars' worth of their wares and retain today many-of their earliest customers. But fails to make a sale. The Boss calls him on the carpet For losing that mu' h kale. So he thinks of independence, Painted in roseate hues, On his deserted homestead But, alas, he must sell shoes. BUTTE BANKERS LIKE TWIN CITIES AS SITE Butte, Jan. 23.--(Special.)-With a marked unanimity of opinion the rep resentatives of every bank in the city tonight at a meeting held at the Sil ver Bow club under the auspices of the Butte ('hamber of Commerce, after an informal discussion, agreed upon the Twin Cities as their choice for the location of a regional bank, c'lhicago being the second choice. There were present at the meeting E. B. Weirick of the First National bank, C. C. Swinborne of the Daly Bank and Trust company; J. K. lies let of the bank of WV. A. Clark & Brother; C. E. Kumpe and Arthur Perum of the State Savings bank; D. J. Charles and Nesbit Rochester of the .Miners' Bank & Trust company; J T. Fitzgerald and Z. Job of the Sil ver Bow bank and George Griggs of the Yegen bank. A. tK. Davis, vice president of the First National, was selected as dele gate to Seattle to meet gecretarles McAdoo and Houston. Local Society By Mabel K. Hall Federation Day for Club. This is Federation and Scholarship day with the Missoula Woman's club and at the meeting to be held this afternoon the members of all other women's clubs in the city are invited to be present. , The session today will be both important and interesting. The club's scholarship undertaking is worthy of unlimited suppoirt and those who are interested will have an op portunity to help in a practical man ner today. Miss Binzel will address the club on school condItions today. The musical numbers of the program will be a vocal solo by aMrs. W. E. Moore, and a piano solo by Miss Eva Coffee. The club's business session will be held at 2:30, and the open ses sion to which all members of other clubs in the city are invited, will be gin at 3 o'clock. A Jolly Surprise. Miss Gladys Lindsay was hostess at a jolly party at her home, 614 Long staff street, Thursday evening. Strange as it may seem, Miss Lindsay had issued no invitations nor made any preparations to entertain on that evening. She was hostess because it was impossible for her to escape the duty, even had she so desired. Her friends came unannounced and their plans made the party a complete sur prise. But Miss Lindsay was equal to the emergency and soon had her guests enjoying themselves to the ut most. Those who made up the pleas ant party were the Misses Bertha Smith, Mary Hale, Manila Whitmarsh, Mary Kralutz, Loretta Dutty, Flor ence Lawry; Sylvia Holzknecht, Alba Deachamps, Dorothy Schreiber, Rose Deschamps, Margaret McCool, Addle Deschamps; Messrs. John Daly, Earl 11. IHulzkneeht, Fred Lawry, Arthur Kramis, Dan Mahoney, Arthur John son, Harry Mtaloney, Drew Williams, Leo Htolzknecht, Toni Duffy, Clyde Roney, Claud Roney; Mrs. itennyhoff and Mrs. Smidth. J. J. O'NEILL ILL. Butte, Jan. 23.--(Speeial.)-John J. O'Neill, manager of the Continental Oil company of this city and well known throughout the state and northwest, is seriously ill of pneu monia. 11n consequencel of Ilis illness the Knights of Colunlmus tri-state re union which was to hanve been held in this city Sunday has been post poned until some time next inouith. Mr. O'Neill is the grand knight of the local orgalizattiotll. FOREIGN MINISTER RESIGNS. London, Jan. 23.-A dispatch' to the Daily Telegraph from Peking says that Hslung Isti Ling, premier and min ister of foreign affairs in President Yuan Shi Kai's cabinet, has resigned but that his resignation has not yet been accepted. 35 B1US1ELS EKRACRE was the yield of WHEAT onmanyfarras inWest N erm Canada in 1913, some yields being re ported as high as 50 bushels per ace. As high as 100 bushels were recorded in some districts for oats, 50 bushels for barley and from 10 to 20 bushels for flax. J. Keys arrived in the coun try5 years ago from Denmark with very little means. He homesteaded, worked hard. is now the owner of 320 acres of land. in 1913 had a crop of 200 acres, which will realize him about 4,000. Hiswheat weighed 68 Ib.. to the bushel and averaged over 35 bushels to the acsre. Thousands of similar in- 4 stances might be related of the homesteaders in Manitoba. Sas katchewan and Alberta. The crop of 1913 was an abun dant one everywhere in Western Canada. Ask for descriptive literature and reduced railway rates. Apply to Superintendent of Immigration, Ottawa, Canada. or Canadian Government Agent. ESare curable. All kinds mean suffering and danger. The CAUSE Pis always internal. Dr, Leonhardt's HEM-ROID tables produe amazi sts by attacking the NTENAL C~AUSE. The piles are dried up and naneutly cured. 24 days treatment. $1.0 DR. LEON HIIARD T CO., Buffalo N. Y. (free book) 11lt by Missoula Drug Co. and all druasists. VICTOR VICTROLAS and VICTOR RECORDS FOR SALE AT Hoyt-Dickinson Piano Co. TYPEWRITERS New and second-hand, for rent or sale. Repairs for all kinds of type writers. J. W. LISTER 314 East Main Stree, TODAY Bottle of Angelica FREE with every purchase of 50c or over. SOLOMON'S Family Liquor Store 115 East Main Ind. 594 Bell 57 Free delivery to all parts of the city. CLUB CIGAR STORE POPULAR RESORT FOR MEN. MISSOULIAN HEADQUARTERS ALL PERIODICALS AND NEWSPAPERS FOR SALE W. B.M'Laughlin Proprietor HAMILTON, MONTANA Wall Paper Low Prices Simons Paint & Paper House BIEMLEY, EIGEMAN & CO. GROCERS 115 Higgins Avenue. Bell phone 87; Ind. Phone 474. The Best of Everything in the Market. A good move-Coffee to POSTUM "There's a Reason"