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S ISSObtfLIA PtULISHING CO. Missoula, Montana. Entered at the postoffice at Mlssouls, Montana, as second-class mail matter. SUBSCRIPTION RATES. (In Advance) Daily, one month ...........................$0.75 Daily, three months ............. 2.25 Dally, six months .............................. 4.00 Daily, one year ..................... 8.00 Postage added for foreign countries. TELEPHONE NUMBERS Bell 456 Independent 510 MISSOULA OFFICE 129 and 131 West Main Street. Hamilton Office 221 Main Street, Hamilton, Mont. TO ADVERTISERS. 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. FRIDAY, FEIl.R'ARY 13: 1914. A generous friendship no cold medium knows, Burns with one love, with one re sentment glows; One should our interests and our passions be, My friend must hate the man that injures me. -Pope. L IKING UP c "It's always morning ti somewhere." b The Montana w\eekly newspapers which are now arriving through the mails, were issued under weather con- H ditions represented by thermometric tI records ranging from 461 below zero to S 18 below. One of these newspapers, which reached The Missoulian's ex change table yesterday mnorning, de- S votes two columns of editorial space tI to the discussion of the swat-the-fly it campaign. It is an interesting dtiscus- Si aion; it emphasizes the dangers which t the fly represents: it points out the necessity for swatting the fly anld it gives detailed instructions as to meth- Sl ods. This esteemed contemporary of ours and its estimable editor stand for bet ter health conditions and t.ey mtalke their stand bold and clear. But, more than that, they stand for the highest L degree of optimism that has ever been manifested in these parts. A lmanl who can discuss fly-swatting in Fetb ruary with the mercury standing g somewhere down in the tbulb-that \ man is entitled to life membership in T the sunshine chlubll with no dues ito lay. I lie has qua:lified. If thetre is any in surance lbenefit conneclletld with the Sunshline icluib, that should go along with his paid-up life ment.ership. You whotto grumbliled wilhen your t water-plipes frze; you \\iho found fault when Ott had ito get otut and Shovel paths; you who Protested w\iheti i yotiu thad toti carry in bitluckets of tcoal t and were compnelled to split kinhdling; titou hlot cotpltained when e it steppled out of Ited inlto it little snotw drift that had siftted in during the niigliht; you wiho growled i l.inuse tilhe streetcars were not running and thei trailway lir:a.ins t.lre late; y iou who la "tented .Ibtecause you wort. l 'o)ri(pelled ' to t:ilncel Siute ..,oial eingage nlti-- all of yoiu ipeople ltake hteed of this mIat over it, celntral Ml ontan , writing s s al-thte-f; teditorial ,ilth tlhe thter- I moimter ini lit, offtice ::7 degrees he lolw zero. Think of that ,cutn111inalion anti apologize aIt once for yo'llllr lreining. Blrace i, and get a Iivt hold uponlt life. Shift dour plint of view and look at the bright sidt of things. (let ashamed of yourself right away. Here in Mlissoula, you have no con celition oif the wiay the wind can blow "viten it waitts to. thu\\. from the 13urton bench iull I'hlateau, where that edttitlorial ar iiiteltud. You have no idea l\\ coldtil it ua gutl overt there ini Teton countly whnli it makest utip its nlind to go. after a wintter record. Yet you grumble about conditions here, while a man sits in a tChuteau storm and writes abliotit swatting the fly and the benefits i\hich the swat ting process brings to humanity. I have been accused, sometimes, of undue optimism. I admit that I try always to see the bright side of the shield. But never, even in my most sanguine moments, did I ever con ceive of such extreme optimism as this. There's an example for us all to cherish in the case of this man who tan discourse upon swatting the fly under conditions such as prevailed In lMontana, last week. And there is not a word of this which is intended as sarcasm. The Choteau man's example is worthy of the emulation of each pue of as. -THE OPTIMIST. BY COMMISSION The theory of regulation by commission,has been pretty thoroughly tried out in the railway-rate coritrol. When it was first suggested, the idea was received with sentiments ranging from distrust to scorn. It was branded as impos sible and was characterized as a visionary scheme. ,But a few states tried it and the plan seemed to be perfectly prac ticable. Now most of the states have railway commis sions.. The federal interstate commerce commission em. bodies the application of this prinicple, once reviled and despised. In many of the states the functions' of the rail way commissions have been enlarged to include other pub lic utilities than the railways. And the results have not been ruinous to the transportation lines. On the contrary, we find many prominent railway men expressing approval of commission control. Reviewing the operation of control by commission, Sam uel O. Dunn, in the current number of the North American Review, says: Thll true theor- of Iegulation by cotmnltisiun seeins to be Iills: Tilhe management of public utilities should be left in the hands of the owners or those that they choose to represe nt them. The regulation commis sions should be made strong enough in personnel and statutory power to exercise corrective authority over the managements when the acts of the ia:nageloents are unreasonable and unjust to the public. And such i.i nijissions having been created, they should be left free to perform their duties without interference from the. public or any public body except theit courts, and then only when it can be shown that the cominis sions have exceeded their constitutional authority in a manner plainly unreasonablel antd unIjust to the concerns over which their jurisdiction extends. The sulccess of regulation probably will be in proportion to the cotnsistency, fairness and integrity with which we carry out these principles. The commission amounts, practically, to a board of ad judication whose function is to adjust conflicts between the rights of the people and the rights of the owners of public utility companies. The companies have rights, just as the people have rights. Each is entitled to the fullest recog nition and that recognition is best obtained, according to the theory of commission control, by giving supervisory power to a board of competent, honest, conscientious men. Right now, in Washington, is being fought out the ques tion of the establishment of a trade commission. Against the creation of this commission, the same arguments are advanced which were urged against the first of the railway commissions. The railways professed to fear that the pow ers of the commission would result in the destruction of the transportation companies, not only through regulation but by reason of the publicity which would necessarily be.given to railway business details. This argument proved groundless in the case of the rail way commissions. It will prove groundless in the case of trade combinations. The railways found that they pos sessed the confidence of the people to an extent which was not before possible, as soon as their figures were placed squarely before the public. And so it will be with the trade commission. Those who, in Washington, are argu ing for extensive power for the trade commission, have strong precedent to support their position. The trade commission will regulate and not destroy. Its creation will go far toward solving the trust problem, if it is given sufficient power. -A. L. S. Notes of the Anvil Chorus By GEORGE P. STONE. TO ALL CONTRIBUTORS. va to Sing ye of Lincoln an ye will. WVho set the I'ullnltan porters free; th i sling those wielders of the quill sti \\hose stuff emanclltipated me, h The kindly coves whose kindly hands a Propel this piffle thro:gh the inmuck f Of chltuck-holes in the mental sands. Ilere's looking at thern all! Glood luck! , *s th Introducing an Institution. ut contributors' Day, lof which this Is a" thie first observance, will ,be a weekly W oasis for the Gentle Reader. ao good m reason why reader and conductor C shouldlnt have a; respite once a week c is apparent right now. The contrittu tors have lined up in fine shape this I S,-etk; if they don't lile tilup in the fu- C llure their contribulttory negligence nit oight to get thetiu into troublitlle. This Ought to Be Worth a Couple of Municipal Beer Checks. (The foTlltowing letter is contributed Ib A. . Miles, mayoralty candidate in I alltilton, in response to comnment male in this .olumn upon his declara tion in favor tof the Imunicipal owner 'ship of saloons.-l'Col. Cond.) Dear 1ill -W\ell it happened just as I told ylu It woo uld in Im last letter. 17 I sprunllg municipal ownershipt of sa- '1 loonlls antd now there are a lot of peo ple who ihold their nose wheneve' thtey " btear ily nam:lle mentionelot. u \\were \very stlr1ng agailnst the 1 iproposit ion yourself when I first Ibroached the subject to you, but you twere franlk ,ieouglh to adlmit that you were wrong after I had explained thle syste 10to yOU. Of course you know I'lU opposed to 1 tlhe salon in any form, but while the plresent system lasts, and as long as I tile great mass of peoplle believe that we woultl go to the demnition bow ( wows unless we had them, I am in favor of placing the ownership in the Ihands of thie people who have to stand the ills that the privately-owned sa I, loon brings in its wake. You've jim- ' 8 mied around enough to know that the saloon depends to a great extent upon its attractive interior furnishings to e entice the people inside, and tafter they are safely inside, the rest is easy. f Of course you know that tlhe ultra religious and the ultra-respectable are ' the ones who will holler the loudest. te They like to believe that they are not st responsible for the crimes of the sa loon t.nder the license system, and they pat themselves on the back and as think they're pretty good fellows. Ill Verily, they have their reward. Say, Ito Bill, the recording Angel is sure some humorist, cllh? You remember the "Anvil Chorus" dope that I showed in you in "The Missoulan?" Well. the ot "Chief Blacksmith" got busy with his as little hammer and pounded out a real tle classic this morning. That chap is clever, Bill, no getting around that ch fact. Guess from what he said he'd jrather see the "suds" peddled by pri vatr individuals who care not a whlt Ai to, whom they sell, than to see the "suds" joints owned and operated by by the municlpality where they could be tl strictly controlled. Well, anyway, Bill, w he's got gray matter under his hat. TI and there is always hope for those iri fellows. at ra "The Blacksmith" seems to overlook re the fact that if the municipalities had eo uowned the saloons last year, that two in and a quarter billions of dollars that was spent for booze, would have al- M most dune away with taxes in the citi'es in which the saloons are lo cated. I'll venture this much, Bill3, that if the people of Hamilton adopt er my platform, that in five years the city will have a population of 7,500, t ne indebtedness, and the best aide walks and streets' in the state, and no tax levy. Well, to long, old scout, II 'll write a longer letter next time; I'mi somewhat busy tonight. 1 incerely yours, MILE: (Candidate). t llamilton, l,'eb. 10. A MUNICIPAL PROBLEM (X Plus 2 Minus 3 Plus 9 Divided by w s 4 Equals ?.) a (ilather around, mathematical thinkers, - To figure the holes In municipal "sinkers." y \\'ho runs the city with best regula tions? e Protecting ol.r People from all depre >t dations? u Figure it outil if you can in equations! .e Are you "hob-nobbln' " around with Petitioners? o Buckin' and klckin' against the Com te missioners? is Ito you think we're on a solid founda Lt tion? w Or burdened with useless and need in less taxation? t. Figure it out for your own Informa id tion. I 1- Remember the Avenue, muddy and te sloppy, lt Now is at model for others to copy, to No longer adds to your humiliation er As you are "showin' about" some re my. lation, But makes you feel proud of your a- splendid location. re )t. Remember the Street, so dark and so ot dreary, a- As you stumbled along so weak and rid so weary, nd Now is "lit" up with an illumination vs. Just the same as a July celebration, ty, No better lighted is there in the na ne tlon. he ed With these improvements, does it he seem funny, his That the old Town Is a saving its eal money? is Do not forget when you make Falcu tat lations, e'd ' That Mayors are given unduly large ri- I rations. For this 1is a PV km that s very Scomplezlx s.r... , Vntil you flin. oif' the tlue of X. -AOE ALLEN. Local iiety By' MTaEl K.. Hall Reception ,Oeaho, Missoula society people to the num ber of more than .2100 accepted last evening the invitation of-Mr. and Mrs. Orville G. Enigland 'to tiliedt Mrs. Louis J. Buckner, who hai codme recently to make her home in M1idouls, and Miss Lilith Norton, who is herie from Duluth a guest in the England hohne. The ball room of the Elks' temple was brilliantly decorated with emblems of St. Valen tine in red and white. Of the ladies in the receiving line, Mrs. Enigland wore a beautiful gown of lavender brocade satin with lace tunic and a corsage bouquet of pink rose buds; Mrs. Buck ner's gown was of pale pink satin, and her flowers were violets; Miss Norton wore pale blue messaline and carried violets. The dancing gowns .worn by the guests were strli$idgly beautiful. Misses Madeline Lotlibard and Nena Hyde served punch, and lisses Ruth Keith, Ruth Mcia fie, Ida Stoddard and Dorothy Wilkinson assisted in the dining, room. - The refreshment tables had red and white Valentine favors, and the lame pretty theme was re peated in ices and bon bons. Thq Mis soula Club orchestra furnished music of the most inspiriting kind, and every one present entered into the good time with keen zest and enjoyment. At the Y. M. C. A. The first one of the numbers in the vocational lecture course will be given at 8 o'clock this evening at the Young Women's Christian association home on last Spruce street. , Miss Alma Binzell will speak on the topic, "What It Means to Be a Teacher." All women of the city who care to hear the lec ture pre invited, and especially will high school girls be welcome. Birthday Party. Mrs. Bert J. Mitchell gave a birthday party at her home on Vine street yes terday in honor of the first birthday of her son, Randall Mitchell. The guests present were Maxine Lesseg, James Bert Garlington, Thelma Baker, Frances Richards, Glenn Griffis. West Side Club. The West Side club will meet in regular session this afternoon at 2:45 o'clock in the Lowell schold. The pro gram will include a talk by Mrs. Wil ford Trtdeau on the topic, "\VWhat the Home Nurse Should Know." All friends who may be interested in the work of the club will be made wel come at this meeting. In the First Precinct. Miss Jeannette Rankin will address the meeting which will be held at the home of Mrs. J. A. Vealey, '806 Pop lar street, this afternoon. All persons who may be interested in hearing Miss Rankin at this time ar'e cordially invited to be present. Annual Ball. Plans are this week being perfected by the local society of St. Jean Bap tiste for the fifth annual ball which will be held in Elite hall l'?ebruary 24. The young men who have the matter iii hand are expending much thought and time upon the preliminary ar rangements, in order that the final result may be the biggest and. best Eocial function given by the society in Missoula, M. M. Party. A company of 175 young people employes of the Missoula Mercantile company and a few invited guests, enjoyed an evening of dancing and card playing Wednesday at the Elks' temple. There were 11o numbers in the dancing program, incllding a merry Virginia Reel by request of some of the older young folks. Music was furnished for d(lncing by Elmer Jathr, Willard Perry and Miss Ther riault. A quartet, Messrs. Ray Ballly, J. ('. Ilarrah, Vasser and Berry, added to the pleasure of ti 'evening with tl.eir singing. Card tlalles in the bal c'ony provided entertainment for some who dlid not care to cance; . Pu'sch was served thlroughout thl, eve...lg Iby an emissary frqpr thle Nonpareill. ________/ MOTHER! IS CHILD'S STOMACH SOUR, SICK?i If Cross, Feverish, Constipated, Give "California Syrup of Figs." Don't scold your fretful, peevish child. See if tongue is coated; this is a sure sign its little .stomach, liver and bowels are clogged with sour waste. When listless, pale, feverish, full of cold, breath bad, throat sore, doesn't eat, sleep or act naturlly, has stom ach-ache, indigestion, diarrhoea, give a teaspoonful of "California Syrup of Figs," and in a few hours all the foul waste, the sour bile and fermenting food passes out of the bowels and you have a well and playful child again. Children love this harmless "fruit laxative." and mothers can rest easy after gil ing it, because it never fails to make their little "Insides" clean and sweet. Keep it handy, mother! A little giv en today saves a sick child tomorrow, but get the genuine. Ask your drug gist for a 50-cent bottle of "California t Syrup of Figs," which has directions for babies, children of all ages and for grown-ups plainly on the bottle. Re member there are counterfeit. sold here, so surely look and see that yours is made by the "California Fig Syrup D Company." Hand back with contempt any other fig syrup.--Adv. Sthe lnothi Cottoleone "ct1an -an`autifully, alaysi and saer cook knows what adantage tha . It is always plasti and blendueo y with thodd ur or Yiar. * cate this wholesome shortening as reo Shi liable, economical and digestibke. HELPS," by these five leading cookig t it authorities: caMr Mary J. Lincoln, Mrs. Sarah Tson Rorer, Mrs. Helen Armstrong, Lida Ames Wilhi liable, ecMarionomical and digestibe. HELPS by these five adin coian authaoities Mrs" Mary J. Ltincoln, Mrs. Sarah Tyson W~illis, Marion Heii.· , , leisure the furniture will be exhibited on Saturday next, February 14; With the singular exception of certain patented office devices 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; the opportunities are the best, the savings are the largest-strong, bold statements, but carefully made! ~5iZ-~c . ........t i o .... • . .. . IerayFmtr 'I'......... ... ......s ofAl Funt.r Sl i ceud o x Mn , Fbur IF HAIR IS TURNING GRAY, USE SApE TEA Here's Grandmother's Recipe to Darken and Beautify Faded Hair. That beautiful, even shade of dark, glossy hair can only be had by brew ing a mixture of Sage Tea and Sul phur. Your hair is your charm. It makes or mars the face. When it fades, turns gray, streaked and looks dry, wispy and straggly, just an appli cation or two of Sage and Sulphur en hances its appearance a hundredfold. Don't bother to prepare the tonic; you can get from any drug store a 50-cent bottle of "Wyeth's Sage and Sulphur Hair Remedy," ready to use. This can always be depended upon to bring back the natural color, thick ness and lustre of your hair and re move dandruff, stop scalp Itching and falling hair. Everybody uses "Wyeth's" Sage and Sulphur because it darkens so natur ally and evenly that nobody can tell it has' been applied. ~ You - simply dampen a sponge or soft brush with it and draw this through the hair, taking one small strand at a time; by morning the gray hair has disap peared, and after another application it becomes beautifully dark and ap pears glossy, lustrous and abundant. Missoula Drug Co. Agta-Adv. The young man who starts out to set the world on fire often has cold water thrown on his efforts,-Judge. MRS. J. L VANN ' Who is with the Fashion Plate Trio a'fthe Bijou Thister Tonight rA nodelpl school DEMAND . meeting modern Sde ma d s, All CEDAR RUN'WHIS&ZY courses taught either day or STRAIGHT aKENTUCKY S OD IN evening. KOCH L DIXON a. PO Proprietors M Cal Bell T . ... MISSOULA