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Commission Form of Government Has Been and Is an Un qualifid Success in Flathead Town--Great Sav S,', ing Is Made by. City Commissioners. Editor Mssoullan-I have read with interest the communication of Mayor Rhoades in ziecent issue of The Mis soulian, and also the mention from Ro nsn in regard to commission form of g* rrnment. The Ronan correspondent must have heard one of the "old gang" squawking, for he surely. did not get an idea from any one else ,that this city is seeklting to reiall th'~ bmmission form of control. On the 88th of January t1i present commilsioners made over their signa tures this statement in regard' to the city's expenses:. J The old council was in existence 19 months; during that time the general expenses amounted to $10,430.14. The commission form has been in existence 17 months; during that time the gen eral expenses amounted to $4,908.20; a difference in 17 months as against 19 months of $5,521.94 in ffvor of the commission, government. Durinpg the first year of the com mission government the cominissioners drew all the salary the law allowed them, viz., each of the commissioners $500 and the mayor $600. After the first year Poison citizens were in the same frame olrmind as are some of the Missoullans, that the officers were not earning all the money they were get ting, so before the second election a mass meeting was called to discuss the matter, and by resolution determined that the commissioners would be amply paid at a&salary of $100 each, and the mayor at $150 per annum. Three prominent citizen candidates committed themselves to this policy, and wi4e, nicely elected. They'have performed their duties well and kept the. faith. Had the first group of cdm missioners contributed their services at the same salaries as the present board there would have been a net de duction to have been taken from the 17 months' expenses of $1,250, thus leaving the difference between the $4,908.20 and $1,250, or $3,658.20 as the total general expenses ,for the 17 months, or a saving of $6,771.94 in the 17 months, as against the 19 months. Furthers Reductions. Again, after deducting the expenses of an engineer for checking up the work of a certain cement or concrete contractor, the present board saved to the citizens of the three, improvement districts the net sum of $3,740 from what the contractors claimed. The old council without a doubt would haive paid this latter amount, so this should be added to the former credit of $6,771.94, making a total of $10,511.94 to the credit of the commission form of government in the 17 months. This may not have been much for the city of Missoula, but' is highly appreciated by the denizens of the smaller city of PoIson. There is very small inclina tion on the part of the honest citizen ship of Poison to turn to something worse by far than that which they have. A close analysis of the above figures ought to convince any fair COMBINED EFFORTS BRING PROSPERITY Farmers Should Co-Operate in Selling Products, Says D. McGuire, and by Use of Modern Business Methods Facilitate the Marketing of Their Crops. Editor, Missoulian:-As you are giving much space in your paper to co operation and organization, I would like to submit a few of my views concern ing same, if it would not be asking too much. The one fact that forces itself upon the notice of the thinking people is that the present and future welfare of the farmer, depends to a very great extent upon the organization of a co operative marketing system. Today all the foremost students of agricultural conditions, all farmers who have given careful thought to it are agreed that the one thing most needful is a reformed marketing sys tem, and that pS}h a. system can only be built ande successfully operated through the organization of farmers. There may be and-doubtless are, many farmers wilo do not agree with me in this view. Some may think such an organization Impossible; some are dis couraged by the failure of certain or ganizations to make co-operative ef forts profitable. These opinions and beliefs are unnecessary impediments in the way of true progress. In the east, these obstructionists' views were encouraged by the leaders in thought and action, for the leaders themselves held them to be sound and true, but now they see differently. Business Methods. As is evidenced by a few selections at random from several sources, they show how definitely all thinking minds must come to the same conclusion. Words of Francis E. McGovern, gov. -ernor of-Wisconsin: "Better farming, better business, better living, but the greatest of these is better business it is a kby to the other two. We can not have better living on the farm without increased prosperity that will come with the em.ºloyment ,bf more modern business methods' and we cannot hope thlit bM:tr karming will continue long unless,tt is made to pay. Present waste in the distributive proc ess must be eliminated. A more di rect line :Sest" connect the producer and the./gonatimer." All this means a. reorgitnliation of the distributive process as [if t now conducted. Dr. F. N?.Ca.'ver, political economist of wide repute and chief of the bu reau of rural organisation in the de partment of agriculture, in a recent interview dcelared, "The first great problem is intelligent organization, mere organization for organization's sake amounts to nothing. On the other hand, intelligent organization bas done wonders int many industries. minded, intelligent person of the dif ference favorable to the commission form of government. What has been dpne in Poison might be emulated by Missouia with ptofit to the electorate of the city. Frequently the enhungered populace of this city are enkindled into enthu s'iasm by the reports from Rotan that a railroad is sooh to be built to that would-be terminal metropolis. It seems to be an easy slide of imagina tion for those people to\ convert a group of hunters along the foothills of the mountains into a squad of ra.troad surveyors, and if some of them should. chance to have on a yellow jacket, the conclusion is that they are of the regu lar staff of the Milwaukee company, and contrariwise if. decked in a darker garb they belong to the Northern Pa cific company. However, such buoy ancy is commendable in the leading spirits of the town, for it helps even their neighbors to the northward some. Polsonites will hail with delight the advent of a railroad into Ronan. Progressives Coming Forward. Politically, if the democrats of south ern Flathead county expect to keep pace with the progressives they will have need to bestir themselves to quicker action than has been notice able in their ranks, for the progressives are already establishing their bulwarks for an aggressive campaign during the coming election period. Already .a long list of one-time republicans and of long-time democrats, but now progres sives, has been forwarded to Oscar S. Straus of New York city, ant the sup position is that other longed lists will follow. At the last general election a great many republicans joined with tho democrats in the belief that Montana's interests, and especially in the north western part of the state, would be bet ter conserved by a group of democratic congressmen at Washington, so helped to boost out and to boost in, respec tively, the republicans who were there and the democrats who are there. Re crudescence seems to be prevalent among the republicans in an acute form, and they will undoubtedly be comee refractory unless the present session of congress will cause several relief measures to put into law meas ures long needed by the people of northwestern Montana, and especially by the people of the Flathead reser vation part of it. These people have been long patient and long suffering, waiting for just relief in the matter of suspended or rejected homesteads; for adequate assurance that justice will be meted out to them in the matter ot equitable -water charges for irrigation of their lands; for warranty that the) shall have patents for their lands, sub. ject to just water charges; for the im provement of the great water power now going to waste, either directly or by controlled subsidiary enterprise or corporation. These are some of the reasons why the democrats should be on the qui vive and keep their eyes on Many others might be cited, but it - is unnecessary at this time. The path e of progress to future success is plain, "our duty is clear, the way is open, but [it tries the patience of the few work ers in the field to hear so much talk and so little action on the part of I others. Organization Necessary. The thing to be done is to settle upon a plan for the rapid organization r of every locality, so that crops from that locality may be properly graded t and shipped at the right time to the t right place. To obtain the degree of co-oueration necessary to properly dis tribute the products requires that all these local points be organized into a system. The work immediately before all who admit the need of organized co-opera tion amongst the farmers; is to nave men of ability in every community to form local organizations and make them parts of the great co-operative i system. I maintain that if all those who are now teaching the necessity of co-oper ,tion would unite in this work of building the actual machinery for co operative work, lending their aid and t nfluence, it could be accomplished quickly. Give the farmers a basic organiza tion which they can believe as fully as } theY believe in their government, and r they will not hesitate to unite with it 8 and stick to It. *We need no new organization of na tional character, we only need the adoption by all organizations of a fed B eration for co-operative marketing, in - which all members of local and gen eral organizations can co-operate in B the government and management of I the national marketing system. As the citizens of each state in the a United States take part in the main I tenance of the national government, I .Ielleve the plan we teach in the farm era' society of equity is correct, and there is no reason why this plan should r not be adopted and the marketing re s form built thereon. e As we have Ravalli county well or ganized, I am now going to organize t Missoula, Sanders and Flathead coun - ties, so that we may have a state or - ganization completed ere the market - lng of the next harvest. I hope that t all the farmers interested in the future i, welfare will consult me on organiza a tion. e Yours truly, a D. M'GUIRE. i Hamilton, Feb. 11. Wments' of the progtessive qtf 4 tcMichael, who has bee q t two weeks afflicted with a severe attack of sciatica, was again in town Saturday, looking and acting, however, considerably superannuated by reason of the siege. The farmers' institute which was to have been held on the 5th and s6t of this month did not materialize on ac court of the severe storm. It was learned that the professors who- were to lecture got snow-bound between Ravalli and Ronan and turned back and abandoned the attempt to reach this city. REPORTER. Poison, February 11. SAGE TEA DARKENS HAIR TO ANY SHADE Don't Stay Gray! Here's an Old Time Recipe That Anybody Can Apply. The use of Sage and Sulphur for restoring faded, gray hair to its na tural color dates back to grandmoth er's time. She used it to keep her hair beautifully dark, glossy and abundant. Whenever her hair fell out or todk on that dull, faded or streaked appearance, this simple mixture was applied with 'wohderful effect. But brewing at home is mussy and out-of-date. Nowadays, by asking at any drug store for a 50-eent bottle of "Wyeth's Sage and Sulphur Hair Remedy," you will get this famous old recipe which can be depended upon to restore natural color and beauty to the hair and is splendid for dandruff, dry, feverish, itchy scalp and falling hair. A well-known downtown druggist says it darkens the hair so naturally and evenly that nobody can tell it has been applied. You simply dam pen a sponge or soft brush with it and draw this through your hair, taking one strand at a time. By morning the gray hair disappears, and after another application or two, it becomes beautifully dark, glossy, soft and abundant. Missoula Drug Co.. Agts.-Adv. NIX ON AMALGAMATION SAYS NEBRASKA MOOSE Lincoln, Neb., Feb. 11.-No amalga mation with any other political party and no surrender of principles was the keynote in the declarations at today's statewide conference of members of the progressive party of Nebraska. At the conclusion of the business session a resolution was adopted com mitting the party in the state to inde pendent action. The sessions during the day were given over largely to speech making and no mention was made of candi dacies, although it was declared in formally, complete state, congressional and legislative tickets would be put in the field in every county in the state. When the bowels become irregular you are uncomfortable and the longer this condition exists the worse you feel. You can get rid of this misery quickly by using Herbine. Take a dose on going to bed and see how fine you feel next day. Price 50c. Sold by Garden City Drug Co.-Adv. FINE CITRUS CROP California Has Banner Year-General Outlook Promising. Chicago, Feb. l1.-E. O. McCormick, vice president of the Southern Pacific railway, in an interview today at The Chicago club, stated: "I recently spent several days In the orange groves of southern California. Growers estimate this season's ship ments will amoint to at least 40,000 cars of oranges. Weather conditions have been ideal and the fruit has ma tured perfectly. In fact, I have never tasted better oranges. "Arrangements have been completed by the railroads to move the oranges in refrigerator cars, which will insure the delivery of ripe fruit in perfect condition. "The recent rainfalls on the Pacific slope, while unusually heavy, have been of immense benefit to orchards and agriculture in general. At no period in my knowledge of California has the outlook been so favorable for good crops and prosperous conditions for employer and employe." / "TIZ" FOR ACHING, SORE, TIRED FEET Good-bye sore feet, burning feet, swol len feet, sweaty feet, smelling feet, tired feet. Good-bye corns, callousee, bunions and raw spots. No more shoe tight ness, no more limp ing with pain or drawing up your Sface in agony. "TIZ" I magical, acts right off. "TIZ" draws out all the poisonous exudations which uft up the feet. Use "TIZ" and for get your foot misery. Ah! how aomfortable your feet feel Get a s25 cent box of "TIZ" now at any druggist or department store. Don't suffer. Have good feet, glad feet, feet, that never swell, never imrt, never get tired. A year's foot comfort guaranteed or money refunded. W VAIN (Continued Prom Page One.) regarding the disarmament of the Lud low tent colony. "How many guns did you collect for the state troops?" "I collected 11 guns and one popgun." "That was not all the guns the strik ers had, wad'it?" "I don't know that there was another gun in the colony at that time." "More were, brought in later," he added. "Your organisation is defending 10 men now in jail on charges of murder ing four guards near Laveta, isn't it?". "Yes." "You think those people, guilty or innocent, are entitled ti the protection of your organisation ?" "You ought to be able to answer that question for me," replied the witness, smiling. "Yes, I think every man is entitled to protection." James Brewster for the, miners con ducted the redirect examination. Then Lawson was excused. The Rock of Conflict. The rock of conflict between fed eral and state authority loomed large ahead of the committee just before the dinner recess. C. H. Newell, a Den ver newspaper editor, was called to the stand by the miners. The very first question made it clear that he was ready to testify regarding conver sations he had had with Governor Am mons, with a view to showing the gov ernor's attitude toward "Mother" Jones. Counsel for the operators im mediately entered a protest against the testimony in the absence of the gov ernor. An executive conference was held, at the close of which Chairman Foster announced that the witness would be put on the stand again, and, that the governor would be notified in order that he might be Iresent if he so gesired, the committee not wishing to proceed without the presence of the governor nor to summon him. TAeTheaters "Widow by Proxy." Not content with numerous enviable reputations she has aettired both on and off the stage, May Irwin, who will appear at the Missoula theater, 1'ri day, February 13, in her latest suc cess, "Widow by Proxy," was recently elected an honorary membler of tile Northern New York State Editors' association. Of. course, while Miss Irwin has never been actively engaged ia a newspaper rewriting or "slash MAY IRWIN. Ing" embryo poets and authors' manu scripts with a blue 'pencil, neverthe less, she has worked the press often, and her keen insight into the news values of stories made her eligible. There is one thing she always imn presses on her publicity promoter, "I want you to say only what I am able to substantiate. I'll npt stand for any lost jewels, milk Iatlis, burglars, etc." "Let's have the truth or nothing at all," is her slogan. Vaudeville. A great bill of vaudeville acts and picttres opens at the Bijou theater tonight. Vann, Hloffman and Vann, the fashion-plate trio, have been secured fTom the Pantages and promise big things tonight. They are considered three of the biggest laugh extractors on the stage. Hiireley and Edwards, novelty entertainers, featuring the lit tle girl with the big voice, are on the same program. It's a fine show all the way and seldom offered at such popular prices as the Bijou maintains. On the picture program a two-reel Vitagraph feature is offered entitled "Hearts of Women." It's one of those elaborate Vitagraph society dramas with a cast of famous players, in cluding William Humphrey, Tefft Johnson, Julia Swayne Gordon, Naomi Childers and the noted Pidney Drew, a cast that has never been equalled by any other picture company. When it's a Vitagraph you can rely on an excellent production. A clever luthtl Roland comedy is thb funny film for today entitled "At Last They Eat." FOR PUBLIC PARKS. Washington, Feb. 11.-(Special.) The senate today passed Senator Myers' bill authorizh t the reservation of public lands in reclalnation projects for use as public parks and pleasure grounds, such reservattins to be re stricted to 20 acres;lp one township. Recognized Advantages. You will find that Chamberlain's Cough Remedy has recognized advan tages over most medicines in use for coughs and colds. It does not suppress a cough but loosens and relieves it. It aids expectoration' and opens the se cretions, which enables the system to throw off a cold. It counteracts any tendency of a cold to result in pneu 1monia. It contains no opium or oth~r *narcotic, and may be given to a chill as confidently as to an edult. For sale by al dealers.--.Ad .. onpright Hart Soha..er & Marzs that seemed to him best; and he gave his best service in the fullest measure. There is no one of us who cannot learn something by considering this heroic man; there is no work of ours, no business of ours, which will not be better done if we do it with hi;s spirit. It is possible in our busiiess as it is in every business; to render a real service; and we're trying to do it. Notification of the February Furniture Sale This Greatest of All Furniture Sales is scheduled for next Monday, Febtuary 16. For the convenience of customers who may wish to make selections at their leisure th e will be exhibited on Saturday next, February 14. With the singular exception of certain patented offic es and bookcases, every article of furniture in our stocks will be reduced in price; the same applies to carpets, rugs, linoleums, curtains and draperies and bedding of all kinds. Thousands of pieces of furniture will be shown, and in, point of magnitude, the sale will be the largest ever undertaken by this store. The greater magnitude makes greater savings; the greater purchasing power of our organization makes possible the better furniture. The furniture in this Sale is the best we have ever had; it is the best any store ever had;o the opportunities are the best, thesavings are the largest-strong, bold statements, but carefully made! Now Going On Our Annual Clearance Sales of-- Men's and Boys' Clothing and Furnishings Men's and Young Men's Full Dress Apparel Men's, Women's and Children's Shoes Women's, Misses' and Children's Apparel. Our Annual White Goods Sale, Embracing Muslin Underwear of Rare Beauty Embroideries and Laces of All Kinds White Wash Fabrics of All Sorts Table and Domestic Linens. SLocal Society By Mabel K. Hall r Epworth League. I A valentine social will be given by a the Epworth leagte of the Methodist e church F'rida3 evening in the clhurch - parlors. A cordial invitation is ex tended to all young people to have part in the good time. 5 United Artisans. A social session of the United Arti r sans will be held this evening at the ihome of Mr. and Mrs. N. L. Dunham, 225 Adams street. Lincoln stories, muselc, and refreshments will be fea tures of entertainment. ,r With Miss Gries. ] Mrs. Dolph Cords, Mrs. tHoward >r Bunton, Mrs. C. A. Munson, Misses SDorothy and Edna Kagle, Louise \Veisgerher adl Stella \Vatters lcent ''Tuesday evening informally with Miss Hertha (;rtis at her home on WVest Slpruce street. A glame of whlist was played and a spread of good things to eat, cookeiId and served by the hos tess, was enjoyed. . Baptist Missionary Society. it The Baptist Missionary society will h meet tils afternoon at the home of Mrs. F. S. Cool, 528 South Third e street. In the First Precinct. A meeting of all persons in the First precinct, a. ho may be interested e in the campaign for equal suffrage, i, will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 s, o'clock at the home of Mrs. J. A. Vealey, 806 Poplar street. Only One "BROMO QUININE" To get the genuine, call for full hame, 'd LAXATIVE B]ROMO QUININE. Look s for signature of E. W. GROVE. Cures me a Cold in One Day. 25c.-Adv. Paint Without Oil SRemarkable Discovery That Cute Down the Cost of Paint Seventy. Five Per Cent. ý A Free Trial Package Is Mailed to d Everyone Who Writes. A. L. Rice, a prominent manufac turer of Adams, N. Y., has discovered a process of making a new kind of paint without the use of oil. He calls e it Powderpaint. It comes in the form d of a dry powderr and all that is re quired is cold water to make a paint t weather proof, fireproof and as dur able as oil paint. It adheres to anY surface, wood, stone or brick, spreads and looks like oil paint and costs about one-fourth as much. Write to Mr. A. L. Rice, Manufac turer, 600 North St., Adams. N. Y., and k he will send you a free trial package, also color card and full information s showing you how you can save a good many dollars. Write today.-Adv.