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býaihea Nvey Day In the. Yýr a ouLALN PrunmzISmN Co. ? Missoula. Montana i gIterea at the postoffice at Missoula, Montana, as second-class mail matter SUBSCRIPTION RATES (In Advance) .alS, one month ............ 0.65 Daily, three months ........ ....-·.- 1.95 Dally, six months ....-7.---- * Daily, one year 7.00 Poetage added for foreign countries TELEPHONE-BELL 455-456 Private Branch Exchange Connecting All Departments MISSOULA OFFICE W1 and 131 West Main Street Hamilton Offloe 123 Main Street, Hamilton, Mont. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1914. Remember that to change thy mind and to follow him that sets thee right, is to be none the less the free agent that thou wast be fore.-Marcus Aurelius. WHEN THE GERMANS COME. Recent German naval victories make the world wonder what will happen when their fleet comes nut. A writer in The World's Work throws timely light on the probable scheme of bat tie. The Germans. this expert says, will come several hours before dawn, for when the fight begins they want to be quite clear of the port with sea room in which to maneuver. Before being discovered by the English scouts, the German fleet would probably be able to pass the clear zone maintained by the oppos ing submarines and destroyers. Once beyond that, however, the English scouts would sight it. Then would begin the first contest-that between the wireless operators aboird the two fleets. On board the first scout to sight the German fleet, the operator would begin to call the English ad miral's flagship; and at the same time, operators on board the German ships would be trying desperately to synchronize their apparatus and I muss up" the scout's message so that it could not be understood. There would be better than an even chance that the German wireless could successfully interfere. In that c ise, the scout would fly at its hi:' (.st speed to the nearest tender carrying an aeroplane. Off would wing an air scout; but knowing tflant hostile air scouts would likely b,- al,i' and that in thick weather the f1. m·: machine cannot be sure of finc,;: i way, the fastest of the scolt .'Aips would press on. Other scouts would hurry forward to observe the strength, disposition, and direc'tion of the German fleet; aboard :h" m would be men trained to rec,: !'-, from long study of plans and silhouettes, every ship in the enemy's fleet; aboard the English fleet commander's flagship would be his staff, whose members know the efficiency in speed, armament, and personnel of every ship in the Ger Inan fleet. They would have charted ind platted every possible battle ground. As his scouts brought him news of the progress of the issuing fleet, the English admiral in comnei,'ld would mark its location on his , 1,'r' and study its formation in reference to his own pi. n of attack. Once beyond the clear zone the German fleet commander would change from cruising formation (scouts ahead, fighting ships in dou ble column, cruisers .nd destroyers alongside, and tenders, service ships, end hospital ships hel:int, each con voyed by more destro: ": and swift cruisers) to column, or "line ahead," as the English call accepted battle formation. One behind the other, as closely as they may safely be navi gated (probably not more than 400 yards from bow to bow) would steam the fighting ships. * * Then the battle would begin. Thus The World's Work, while all the world wonders when the first gun's thunders shall reverberate b-ut the globe. The prestige of the British navy is sadly shaken. Only a decisive victory can restore it. A German victory would have immediate effect in the United States, where dawning pros perity depends on clear seas. Prohibition did not win dn all the states, `ut its~ ides forward fore tell the inevitable. Nobody erare much for post-cam pa1lisstatements. This is a busy A WORD OF THANKS The Missoulian management takls this opportunity to thank the various judges and clerks of election for their kindly and intelligent co-operation in collecting and for warding the returns of election. • Wednesday morning The Missoulian carried the election returns for all'state, county and township candidates in Mis soula county, with the exception of the two precincts of Woodman and Twin Creeks, and in 'addition the results of the balloting on the seven special measures involved from nearly every one of the 33 election precincts, scattered over an area of country one-third as large as the state of Massachusetts. We believe the, returns -from no other county in the state, of an equal area, Were so fully tabuiated and totalled in time for" the breakfast table next morning, as was Missoula County. The helpful co-operation of Missoula county's election officials made it possible for The Missoulfan force to ac complish this result, in which every citizen of the county was so deeply nterested. In the same connection, we want to also.give the full measure of credit to the telephone girls who through the long night hours, patiently handled the hundreds of to' phone calls that made the work possible, and to the tele phone management, who extended every courtesy in carry ing out the tedious task. MISSOULA'S PART The result of the voting in Missoula county, on the seven measures submitted to the people last-Tuesday, is indeed encouraging to the friends of popular government. In this particular community, full publicity was giverl in the daily newspapers to both sides of all the questions at issue. The Missoulian has long pursued the policy of giving a respectful hearing in its columns to all parties to an issue, whether the articles in question be in agreement with its editorial policy or against it: An observing public will agree that this is not the policy pursued by some newspapers in Montana. In the campaign just closed, The Missoulian advocated the defeat of the Kiley boxing bill, which had been passed by the last legislature. The Missoulian favored the adoption of the workman's compensation bill, the farm loan bill, the consolidation bill, the mill tax bill and the suffrage amendment. It 'opposed the proposition of bonding the county. While advocating two and opposing five of the foregoing measures, no fair-minded person will say. that The Mis soulian did not give the advocates and opponents of each of these measures full and free opportunity to discuss their t side of the question in its news columns. Without fear of challenge, we can say that the voters of t no community in Montana had these various questions so t fully discussed and elucidated as did the people of Missoula county, through the columns of this newspaper. We sincerely doubt if the people of any community in the state went to the polls last Tuesday better informed as to the merits and demerits of the seven propositions fn volved, than did the people of Missoula county. Under these conditions, it is naturally pleasing to realize that on each of the seven measures involved, the voters of Missoula county ratified, by very large majorities at the polls, the editorial judgment of this newspaper on each and every question at issue. The Kiley boxing law they repudiated by more than 500 majority. The workman's compensation bill they carried by more than 1250 majority. The farm loan bill was approved by more than 2,000 ma jority. The consolidation bill carried by 1800 majority. The equal suffrage amendment was approved by 1100 majority. The mill tax for the educational institutions was carried by over 200 majority, this being the only county in the state that gave a majority for the bill. The additional bond issue for bridges was defeated by more than 1300 majority. Taken as a whole, the record of Missoula county on last Tuesday, as to these matters of great interest to the people, is one of which the citizens of this progressive community may well be proud. Whatever may be the final result in thel state, we take pride in the result of the roll call of the people in Missoula county. A free press, uncontrolled by any special interest, is the necessary handmaiden to real democracy, without it popu lar government exists in name, not in reality. On the Spur of the Moment i By ROy K .0ULTON. From the Hiokeyville Clarion. Anse Judson, our banker, says one of the penalties of beln' rich is bein' obliged to .have grapefruit for break fast. Mrs. Lafe Purdy, our prominent club woman, who has seen "East tLynne" twice and "Way Down East" three, times, will read a paper at the next meeting of the club on "Maeter linck's Influence Upon the Modern Drama." Grandpa Skibbs, who has been voting for Samuel Tilden for presi dent for 30 year, says he wouldn't die happy until Tilden is elected. It begins to look as though grandpa is going to leave this World in a die-l curaged state of mind. Uncle Lafe Purdy is so dead set agin' oatmobiles that he goes out on the back porch and shoots off his old army musket every time John D. Rockefeller raises the price of gaso line. It has sounded like a reg'lar bat tle of Gettysburg lately. Ez Haskins, who has been divorced twice, is reading W. J. Bryan's great work, "The Third Battle," and gettin' posted before shinin' up to the hand some young widder who lives down on the Hickeyville road. Germany might whip Russia on waiter, but the trouble is there are a lot of her fighting men who don't drink it. Hank Tumme says he doesn't take a drink with everybody. They don't all invite him. HOW'iS 'T11 We eoer' one nunore dollars reward for y cae ho cata.rh that eannot be cured by Hall'. Catarrh uare. '. J. CMNT * CO., Toledo. 0., We, the underuign0d, have known F. J. Cheney for the lat 16 yearu and believe him getly honorable in all busiunes tona d fihncial able to earsy out ,f4 i0baou inad* by his firm. Toledo, O. ggý'" -' Cure is taken internally. c agrcot upon tm blood and ma. co at'araoe of thi esetem. Teetimogialj -ent fre. s Mcc. pt. ger bottl. s Sold by an Take el'srYwjL Fb bs cew a. 1< S THE WRECKED TENEMENT National feeling over the war to the direct citxse of the wrecking of houses in the German-Austrian district on Frontenac street in Montreal. The photo shows a rear view of the wrecked tenemepnt in which the dynamite set oft by an unknown person was exploded at a time when the tenants were at supper. Eight were killed and thirty injured as a result of the explosion. The Latest Books "The Sealed Valley," by Hulbert Footner, a story whose scenes are laid in a far northern Canadian province, has a quite plausible plot and pro vides good entertainment. Ralph Cowdray, the man in the story, a young physician, is sought out by a half-breed Indian girl of great beauty, who brings him, when he returns with her, to the Sealed Valley. It has long been believed ainong the miners of the district that ' successful incursion into the Seale lValley and a safe re turn would make the fortune'of any adventurer, as the valley is famed as rich' in gold. Many legends tell of the `futility of such an endeavor, thodgh, and it is 'known that none who. has tried it has returned alive. Aside from Cowdray, Kitty, a pretty whife girl, and Nahnya, the beautiful half-breed, are the chief actors. The Story's end is as satisfactoyy as all that precedes it.-(Doubleday, Page & Co.) The return of John Tremaine to the Virginia scenes of his youth in "Big Tremaine,' by Marie Van Vorst, occasions at first some little distress to all who know and love him. Fit Made in Montana Is becoming a popular slogan over the state and it now applies to lithography. The Mis soulian has just installed a complete new lithographing plant and is prepared to meet all competitors, east, west or south, in quality and price. We particularly cater to your commercial needs, such as office stationery and forms of various kinds. Get ItLithographed Get away from the stiff, factory-made faces of type and adopt the engraved product of lithography, with its grace and individuality. It Costs No More For lithographed work than printing, if you order in quantities of ten thousand and up. The firm that uses such quantities gets litho graphing at the price of printing and some times for much less. Drop grandfather's methods (he had to use printing) and join the increasing procession of lithograph users. Missoultan Publishing Co. Printers--Lithographers--Publishers teen years in South America has made him a millionaire and though he is able to pay off the mortgages and ease many a pinch of penury, there was at the tirne of his sudden depart ure, those many years ago, an un pleasant idea current as to the cause of it. Even his mother and those nearest and dearest to him' still feel some doubt as to his innocence in the matter. The old colored mammniy alone seems to fe4l sure of her perfect innocence. The reader knows from the story's beginning, however, that everything is to turn out well, as in deed everything does. It would be a hard matter for Miss Van Vorst to write any other sort of a book. The present one will not win distinction perhaps as a literary achievement, but the pleasantly tempered c'heer in it makes "Big Tremaine" well worth the short while spent in reading it. -(Little, Brown & Co.) CARD OF THANKS. I take this opportunity of extending my sincere thanks to my friends in Missoula county for their splendid support on election day. I consider my return to office a high compliment. My whole desire shall be to conduct the affairs of the assessor's office in such a manner that this expression of confidence shall be throughly war ranted. D. B. CURRIE, -Adv. RECORD-BREAKING GRAIN EXPORTS ARE ,.SIGNIFICANT B' Robert H. Benedipt. One of the most striking evidences -of the advance of better times ,t the remarkable trading in grain during the past few weeks, Sales of wheat for export averaged from one to three million bushels per day during October. During one week they reached a total of nearly 12,000, 090 bushels. Exports for September broke all records, for the month dvith a total of 31,270,000 bushels. The fig ures' will doubtless show October as another record breaker, as sales were limited only by supplies obtainable. There seems to be practically no limit to the foreign demand. Soldiers must be fed if they are to fight, and they eat more bread while in the fqeld than when engaged in peaceful occu pations. The result of this strong demand has been a steadily' increasing price, with corresponding increases in corn and oats. The enormous sales of wheat at high prices, coming in a year of rec ord-breaking crops, with prospects of a foreign demand continuing until every available- bushel has been sold, means that Easy street will extend to practically every farm in the mid dle west this year. Europe twill pay Time, for . Action IS NOW. Don't neglect or postpone helping your stom ach, liver and bowels when there is any indication of weakness. To do so only invites sick ness. Take HOSTETTER'S STOMACH BITTERS today and let it help you back to health and strength NOTICE Beginning Monday November 2 Our office will be open for business from 8:30 a. m. to 5:30 p. m. every day except Sunday. Street Railway Tickets will be on sale at all times at Kelley's Cigar 'Store, and during regular office hours at our own office. Report trouble of any na ture to Phone 113,8:30 a. m. to 5:30 p. m., and after 5:30 to the Substation Phone 387 Missoula Light & Water Co. us over $300,000,000 for wheat alone. We have the lion's share of the world's wheat orop. ,this year, and so there is small chance of a sharp de cline in price. Canadian farmers have little wheat on hand. \ The increased prosperity of our farmers is reflected in the fact that 44 middle western cities show in creased bank clearings as compared with a year ago, Money is beginning to move, and we will all get our shai~e. How to Rid the Skin ,of Objectionable Hairs (Aids to Beauty) A Simplified method is here given for the quick removal of hairy or fudzy growths and rarely .is more than one tfeatment-required: Mix a stiff paste with some powdered delatone,, and water, apply to hairy surface and after 2 or 3 minutes rub off, wash the skin and every hair has vanished. This simple treatment cannot cause injury, butt care should be exercised to get real delatone.-Adv. ELECTION IN MISSOURI DEMOCRATIC LANDSLIDE St. Louis, Nov. 4.-Thirteen demo crats, two republicans and one district claimed by both parties-such was the status of Missouri's congressional del egation as indicated by returns to night, decisive except in the Four teenth district. Meeker and Dyer, the only republi cans elected, were carrjed to victory by the republican landslide in St. Louis. Returns show a plurality of 50,000 for Senator Stone, the balance of the democratic state ticket winning eas ily. MR. SMOOT RE-ELECTED. salt Laie.: Qit # 3tioy* Aeturns as sure that Senator Sitoot, republican, has been re-elected by 1,500 to 2,000 majority over Moyle, fusionist. The republicans have also elected McCarty, supreme court justice.