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The Daily Missoulian. [volume] (Missoula, Mont.) 1904-1961, November 06, 1914, Morning, Image 4

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The election over, we ought to see
more of that prosperity. Election al
ways throw doubt into the minds of
investors, whom the war already had
made timid enough.
Christmas will put a pot of money
in circulation and after that glad
holiday has passed, the impetus to
trade through the European muss
ought to make itself, strongly evident.
Not that we shall see boosp times,
despite predictions. While the war
lasts, a certain amount of caution will
remain advisable. Indeed, along home
lines, continued deprersion is possible.
We ihali not escape our share of the
misery of the most bewildering pe.
rlod mankind has faced in our annals.
T4e batt e for suffYIge will go on
-and it will eventually be won. The
ladies need not be discouraged over
Tuesday's polling in the nation. The
war played hlavoc with their cause;
and hard times had some effect. The
next period of peace and prosperity
will see substantial gains for them.
Suffrage is already indorsed by two
parties and favored by many leaders
in two others. Th campaign of 1916
probably will see all of the parties in
line for it.
The war in Europe undoubtedly
caused many men who otherwise
would have favored suffrage to with
hold support at this time. There is
a growing uneasiness lest we be
drawn into the struggle and feeling
that if we were, ladies in power might
complicate matters. This belief, of
course, is (ytid:' but politics Is ever
ruled by al ites.
It never rains but it pours: troubles
never come singly; when one is on the
toboggan, anything may be expected.
And it is the same with nations as
with individuals.
The foot and mouth scourge, cur
tailing our food supply very seriously
at a time when we are supposed to
keep Europe from starving, is a ter
rible blow. The only solution may
lie in the consumption of less meat by
all of us, for a while. There is some
consolation in the fact that the aver
age American consumes too much
flesh, anyway.
They make a big sensation, over in
Butte, of the fact that 3,000 men vot
ed for a dead man. But millions have
voted for a dead one for president of
the United States on several historic
Newspapers accomplish the Im
possible only in "newspaper" fiction
written for the Saturday Evening Post
by maiden ladie* residing in New Eng
The Germans declare their sea sur
ims will eclipse their land surprises
--n which event, they may have the
British seeing things.
-N{one of the European censors show
i sitaUm's victory is not to be
#@,tbal w ell bas it place. _,
The fight for equal suffrage in. Montanxt: is won. The
constitutional amendment has been :adopted by. not loss
than 2,500 majority atn the full retu~ifs nay make the fig
uires as high im e,000.
Both the advocates and opponents of the measure ex
pected a larger majority in its fator, ,but the margin is suf
ficient to enfrandhise 75,000 women in this state.
While the ultimate result of giving the ballot to women
will be farreaching, wekdo not apprehend that there will be
any immediate rev0lutionary changes in our laws or cus
The liquor interests carried on a quiet, but effective, cam
paign against the amendment, being influenced by the be
lief that woman suffrage means prohibition.
We believe that they are mistaken. The results in other
states do not beat out the theory.
Before equal suffrage was adopted in Calfornia, the city
of Los Angeles voted dry; after woman suffrage was
adopted in California, Los Angeles voted wet.
Last Tuesday, statewide prohibition was disastrously de
feated in California. Three months ago, Virginia, not a suf
frage state, adopted statewide prohibition, as did West Vr
ginia a few months' before.
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We have never believed that equal suffrage would .seri
ously affect the numerical ratio of political parties, ques
tions of finance, or matters of public interest, that for.a bet
ter term, we'designate as ordinary, everyday politics.
This, for the simple reason that women are endowed with
the same mental processes as are men.
In political matters, affecting financial policies, such as
tariff and banking, we believe that women will very largely
follow the advce of the male members of their family.
In political matters affecting public morals, the .schools,
rights of women and children, and like interests, the votes
of women will be a power for good.
Fundamentally the question of equal suffrage is a biolog
ical one. While the exercise of the franchise will not make
women masculine, or 'cause them to neglect the home, or
care more for dogs and less for babies and except in rare
instances, to seek for public office, it will surely tend
towards the abolition of the presenit moral code that fixes =
one standard for men and another for women.
The adoption of equal suffrage will tend toward a better
type of candidates in local politics.
The votes of women will constitute a vast reservoir of
strength to draw upon when great moral questions are at
To the well-to-do woman, living in a sheltered home, the
ballot is not of so much consequence, but to the unmarried
working woman, with no positive voice in the regulation of
hours of labor, conditions of employment,"and wages, it will
prove a tremendous force towards the betterment of social
and industrial conditions everywhere.
All honor to the Anfia Shaws, Jane Addams, Ruth Mc
Cormicks, Jeanette Rankins,, Mary Stewarts and Jessie
.Thompsons,,whose indefatigable work in the cause of equal
suffrage has raised the political status of Montana women
from that of serf to citizen.
More and more citizenship is becoming a duty instead of
a privilege.
SThe Way They Take It -
(Col. Sam Gordon in the Yellowstone
It is, of course, much too early to
make intelligent comment on the re
sults of the campaign, but from the
indications divulged by the first re
iports from everywhere, the condition
revealed is that the republicans have
gained and the progressixes have al
Smost disappeared. To any progressive
who has held to the progressive party
as a political machine, to be used--if
the opportunity offered, or could be
made-- to carry him into office, this
disappearance of the party will . n
doubtedly be looked upon as a griev
ous event, and the time spent in
marching and counter-marching as a
progressive, as time wasted, but io
the msn who is a progressive at heart,
and on principle only, the disappear
ance of the party as a political entity
does'nt spell much. To the man last
referred to, progressive principles are
merely expressions of desire for good
government, not for party or partisan
control, and if the progressive wave
has done nothing else, it has indelibly
impressed on the minds of all intelli
gent people that the party tab is no
recommendation if the man wearing it
is not to be desired as a public serv
There are just as many progressives
of the right kind still in existence
as there were in 1912. hut it Is too true
that the righteous spirit that pervaded
the mass of them in that campaign, to
overwhelm and destroy the whited
sepulchers of the republican party even
at the cost of democratic success, is
not the moving force pow as then. Too
frequently and too emphatically has
it been pointed out to progressives in
the past two years, that within all
their zeal and high purpose, they have
only succeeded in figuring in the du
blous position of "assistant democrats,"
and while no progressive need charge
himself with an error in helping to
elect Woodrow Wilson instead of Wil
liam Howard Taft, that consolation
comes to him only in a general way,
and he has been too often deminded
that President Wilson, intelligent, pure
and high-minded as he is, has on many
occasions permitted himself to be used
by politicians for purely partisan pur
poses. Such instances exposed his feet
tof clay, but knowing that he has them,
let. us hope that they may be stout
enough for him to use il stamping out
some peculiarly partisan excesses.
On the whole and by a large ma
jority, his administration has been
such as has commanded the respect
and jpproval 9t the country at large,
but he has not yet attained the claim
on the people's support, that he can
risk the wholesale approval of a
democratic congress such as has just
adjourned; and it is perplexing to
progressives who have a high opinion
of the president, to think that with his
clear mental power, he can lend him
self to any such farcickl performance
with the belief that it will carry any
weight, and-if he knows that it will
not-that he should stoop to the pub
lic indorsement of some who he Cer
tainly would not indorse in private. It
is too evident that our president is still
a politician in the worst sense of the
word, and that he relies on combina
tions purchased through and by such
acts as this, to get the legislation that
he thinks is essential. Perhaps he
thinks he can be more "his own man" a
in a second term if he wins that prize a
by judicious distribution of his favors
during the first. But at worst, he is
no worse than other presidents who
have preceded him, and some better
than some, but still a disappointment
in that he has feet of clay. 1
Perhaps there is a sting-to the real
progressive-in the fact that Mr. Wil
so has fqrgotten who made him presi
dent. HIe ascribes all power and glory
to the democratic party, but the merest
tyro In public affairs knows differently.
It was due the progressives of the na
tion, who made his position possible,
that he would have flavored his dem
ocracy with progressiveism; but he has
mostly failed to do this, and has gath
i ered about him as advisers some very
pronounced ,exemplars of bourbonism
with only a modicum of democratic
D progressivelsm.
The result of the congressional
elections, if it holds as it now points, 1
.i will be a trimming of the large demo
s cratic majority in the, house, which
ordinarily would be interpreted as
a veering of public opinion to the
e stormy quarter for the democracy, and
o a disapproval of the president's first
. two years, but the spokesmen of the
n dominant party have'already discount
r, ed that mark of disapproval by assert
d ing that it was desirable that the ma
e jority be reduced, as it would then hbe
y more managable. 'But when "Uncle
d Joe" Cannon and "Boss" Penrose win
- back, it looks as if a good many pro
t gresslves had decided that--fo a while
a, -they would cease. to be "assistant
t democorate." Yet they may have the
It leaven of progressiveism still in their'
systems and it will work up. Speak
- ing for itself, The Journal never went
a through a pleasanter campaign than I
it this, free from party ties, though still I
", strongly progressive,
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"Od ahine eoleuedtotlllite irstobeae ik itleldis
-Mr eto os
(By Robert H. Benedict.)
The great codi'nercial organism of
this country is taking on new life
rapidly, as evideinced by scores of op
timistic reports coming in from all
direetiQnhs sincinhe middle of October.
The enormous.demands upon us from
the warring nations for textiles, can
non, grain, canned meats, flour and
other foodsttiffs, motor trucks and au
tomobiles, harness and other leather
goods, rubber boots, clothing and a
host of other articles, have given great
impetus to a trade that was already
reviving rapidly to supply home needs.
It must be remembered that the
great exports now moving to Europe
are in large part extraordinary. They
comprise millions of dollars worth
of goods that would not be needed at
all in times of, peace, or if needed,
would be manufactured in Europe.
The meat-paclcing industry is one
of the great beneficiaries, and the
packers are bu:ping up all the cattle
they can find, at the same time plac
ing 'big orders for .tin for cans.
Makers of I.xt4le machinery are
(Correspondence of Assoclated Press.)
The Hague. Oct. 13.-Accoitding to
recent reports in the German, press
not all the French fortifications a'e so
strong as had been .bellved. Sev.ral
of those which have been taken by the
Germans are said to have been anti
quated, little effort to modernize them
having been spe)nt. on them. A note
worthy example of this, and one which
is rather typical of what the Germans
assert they have found, is the case of
Fort Lee Ayvelles, which, located al
most due south of Mezieres-Charle
ville, guarded the bridges and fords of
the Meuse in that locality.
Describing 'what he saw in the ,fort
after tt h~ad been occupied by the Ger.
mans,' Henry Binder, war.correspond
ent of the Berliner Tageblatt, says in
the idbite of that paper of October 9,
Lmong -other things:
Dependent on Belnians
"Alt 'i'rench forts along ti Belgian
border have been constructed with such
carelessness that one can easily deter
mine the degree to which tlle French
depended upon their Belgiannneighbor.
Generally the forts were lei't in the
state they had when built, 4 nd since
the plan of their construct on' dates
back to 50 years ago, the sarategical
weakness of several or more of them is
plain enough.
"A typical example of this is Fort
Lee Ayvelles which guarded the
bridges and fords of the Meuse south
of Meakerese-Charleville, and which was
shot out of the ground with 300 shots
from our 21-centimeter mortars. The
fort was built in 1878 and was armed
with 40 pieces. Its main armament
was two batteries of six guns each
of 9-centhineter caliber, dating from
the years 1878 and 188. and which had
a range of only four kilometers (note:
the range of even the smallest German
buying much pig iron to supply the
new demand resulting from-large sales
of textiles to Europe.
Russia is negotiating in New York
for 200 locomotives. France has or
dered ;$26,000,000 worth of six-inch
field guns from the Bethlehem Steel
Activity in the home building trade
is bringing many orders for Btruttur
al steel. The certainty that enormous
orders will be placed in this country
when the time comes to replace
bridges and other structurems destroyed
in the war, gives the steel industry
something to look forward to.
If we care to anticipate further, we
can see Europe's needs afte3r the war
bringing an unprecedentetl wave of
Prosperity to us, but there, is enough
to cheer us in the knowle.ge of what
is coming to us right now.
From every hand we hqar of facto
ries taking on more men jand working
to Capacity to fill Eurobean orders.
Let us grasp the psycho'ogy of the
situation and do ll we c(n to spread
the news of Increasing jactivity and
growing confidence. I_
siege pieces is never l.ss than eight
Guns of 1i84
"In addition there we e found in the
fort several 12-centime er bronze guns
which had been cast /in 1884, while
in the casemates we f und several ml
trailleuses and five-b .rrelled revolver
guns which had been litended to sweep
the moats. In the for . was also found
several old mortars from the year
1842-old muzzle-load rs with the-typ
ical pyramids of roun cannonballs be
side them-guns of a type we use in
our villages to fire sa utes.
"The fort showed ne ;lect everywhere.
Not alone was its ar .ament antiquated
and primitive, but-th management be
fore and during the' attack must have
been defective. T e road to the fort
had been blocked merely by felled
trees and an occ. lonal barbed-wire
entanglement, and1 trees befoie one of
the batteries of th forts made it nec
essary to replace it after our troops
had arrived. To do this 'a winch had
to be used. But they succeeded only
in getting one oP the pieces into posi
tion. This gun ,asoitannded to serve
against aircraft above the fort, and
an effort had b -n made to give it the
necessary high- ngle elevation by dig
ging a trench alodnd it in which the
limber rested. even at that, the ele
vation secured -as insufficient.
German Fire Accurate
"Our artillery bombarded the fort
from a north esterly direction and
worked with precision that would
be hard to eq al. One of the batteries
in ,the fort h been put out of action
by a- bull's eyt. shot for each piece, and
in other cas-e the barrel of the gun
had been tor from the carrIge, leav
ing a scrap heap of barrel, wheels,
limber parts and masonry. One of the
barrels had dents four centimeters
deep where fragments of our burst
ing shells had hit it.
"In this 'helpless cage' a garrison ofI
about 900 men had been stationed. It is
undeir'tood that the men fled as soon
as fire was opened by our artillery. In
stead of placing this force in trenches
they depended upon thip poor position
with the result that their defeat was
complete morally and physically.
"Tlere is the grave of the poor coth
mandant who witnessed the futile
struggle and then saw his men utterly
routed by a numerically superior
enemy. The poor man ended his life.
Simple German soldiers have -honored
this deed by a massive cross of wood
upon which they painted in good let
tering the words:
"'Here rests the brave commandant.
He found it impoAsible to survive the
fall of the fort in his charge. R. I. P.
With this simple cross of wood the
German soldier honors in you the hero
who did his duty-Second Landwehr
Pioneer Company, VIII, A-K., Sep
tember, 1914.' "
Fuel tests by the geological survey
have developed that at low rates of
working run-of-mine coal gives a
higher equivalent evaporation than
briquettes; at medium rates there is
little difference, and at high rates
briquettes do considerably better.
Made in Mon a.
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 It Lithographed
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.
M tan Publishiag Co.
Wint Lithographers-Publishern
He Is a. rave auItst< in ,'rope
is able to dilpute.
He always hhs the last word oA 1ip
ibmacy, finance and fir.it:'
He reads the paper eveijy day,, the
paper that he, does niot buy.
You cannot catch him unawares, and
it is useless quite to try. :
His able .dissertatidns are the won
der of the grocery store,
It is a wonder how one man can
hoard such a.p;ealth of lore,
No one has ever seen him do a
single thing that looked like
His post is at the groce'fy stor,1 a
job he, is never known to shirk.
He charges nothing for advice, but
peddles it with lavish hand;
And how he gets three meals a day
may seem quite hard to under
Until the secret of it's known aiff
then It 'seems an easy way.
A gentleman of leisure, he. His wife
she works out by the day'
, The Coming pest.
The next book agent the lady of the
house will be compelled to welcome
with a door slam will be the man who
is selling the "new and complete his
tory. of the European war, lady, which
has just been published, froni the
Blink & Blank publishing house and
bound in real morocco, lady, with all
the latest and beste photographs 'Qf the
rulers and their military leader' with
views of the troops, battles, skirmish
es and the graphi.' accounts of the
events' that les titt t . +tthbi War, to
gether with engagements, the towns
and cities in which the important
fighting took place, lady, and the
scenes that have become famous, all
for the very reasonable installment ar
rangement of $2.65 down and $1 every
30 minutes thereafter. You can't af
ford to he without it."
"The Song of Songs," adapted from
Suderman by Edvward Sheldon, is
scheduled to have its initial produc
tion in Atlantic City about the end of
this month.
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r "Throw Out the Life Line"
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Read this case:
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