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. A , t ^r Auditors Think FarmeivCan Get Best Help Through Bond heue. TO CONSULT STEWART Committee Will Put Matter Before Governor Today; Haste Needed. Sheridan, one of the eouulies in Montana hardest hit by last v ear's drought, has taken a leading role in the campaign to secure help for the farmers of the state during the com ing season, according to ,1. F. Redmond, retiring president of the county audi tors, now in annual session in Mis soula. However, Mr. Redmond is of the opinion that the law now on the stat ute books of Montana is ample to care for the needs of the fanners if they will avail themselves of the op portunity presented. Voters of Sheridan county will de cide at an election to be held March 3, whether the county shall, as pre scribed by law, bond itself in the sunt of $300,000 to he issued as a loan to the farmers of the county in such amounts individually as arc necessary to insure the seeding of the acreage the farmers desire. Hpy* the Law Works. The law works in this fashion: First, 100 freeholders must petition the coun ty commissioners, setting forth their need of assistance, tin Shcrklun coun ty over 500 farmers signified through petition the need of such help). After the 100 names are in, the commission ers must make a canvass of the coun ty, to determine the amount of seed necessary. An election is then called an dif the bonding proposition carries, seed grain warrants are issued, the seed is bought by the commissioners and if the bonding proposition carries, price, plus handling charges. The farmers art» permitted, if able to do so. to pay cash for/ the seed on deliv ery. Rut if' they .cannot, the am-Aint becomes a lien upon the laud, payable the ne.\$ October. Grain Counties Need Help. Tlie commissioners of Sheridan, ac cording to the returns of the canvass already mage, estimate that 100,000 bushels of seed grain will be required for that' 'coiinty alohe. Other counties along the northeastern border of the state--Valley, Phillips, Plaine and lHU^hm'/tf'as dire straits, while coun ti»$* "to the south, including Dawson, Kicjiikiml and Wibaux, will need some assijstunce if the required acreage is gbfcW to be seeded this spring. "H| tell you why I favor the state's (•iWig tlw, initiative in,litis move,, in steml of leaving it to the government," sal« Mr. Redmond. "This is a ques tion that has got to be settled right amt'soon. The first of February is itlmopt herte; spring work will be upon the farmers of Montana in short order and.this question has to he decided be long. the time comes for them to put their 1 plows to work. Federal aid will involve much red tape. "We have secured options on enough wheat to supply our needs. This is now held in storage pending the outcome of Vic bond election and the decision «(•the courts as to the constitutionality of the law. 1 am anxious that the oth er cvuuties of the state become as well prepared at this time, to insure the acreage we must sow if we are to pro duce commensurate with the needs of the country." Mr, Redmond is one of the committee of five appointed by the county offi cer# convention to take the matter of farm seed up with the governor. The auditors at their meeting yesterday spent the major portion of their time in idlMcussion of the seed question. To day they will present resolutions to the committee of five, recommending ac tion, along lines outlined in these re marks by Mr. Redmond. Baseball Magnates Agree to Eliminate Long Trips Pittsburgh, Jan. 23.—Elimination of IbnV trips-by tlie baseball clubs of the National and American leagues as a patriotic measure to relieve the rall loiuls in so far ua possible was agreed ♦upon by the schedule of drafting com 11 psr mlrjoe of tlie two leagues which held Us -first session here today. Playing datfs will.be consolidated it was de cided, atfd it Is not llkejy that clubs I laying in cities where Sunday base baa' ts prohibited will be permitted to make the long trip to western cities wh£re Sunday games are allowed for u Single game, as In the past. Itaker Dissolves Board Ov er Labor Standards Washington, lau, 2J.— Dissolution of the board hf control for labor stand ards. created to keep army clothing contracts away from plants, employ ing sweatshop methods, was an nounced today by Secretary Raker with the explanation that the primary purpose of the board had been ac complished and hereafter its duties could be performed by the quarter tiWUter general's office. Grape-Nuts over 10% sugar in th« jg5? breakfast ctrtaL Iffepfanl le Phyllis Mumma Has Made Mascot. When little Phyllis Mumina. 3K> South Fourth street west, read in Tho Missoulian that the White Elephant bazaar of the Red Cross needed a mascot, she got busy. As a result a lifelike white ele phant. modeled In paraffin wax, now stands guard over the sale. He is pure while, with tiny rad crosses on the saddle blanket, or whatever it Is that elephants wear. George Xewlon, manager of the bazaar, at which Missoula people are buying their neighitors' "white elephants" for ridiculously low prices. Is extremely proud of the mascot. "it's a mighty fine piece of work for a ten-year-old girl." he said yesterday. INTEREST IN ROADS SHOWN AT MEETING County Officials Here See Demonstrations. Interest in good roads has been given a big boost because of the meet ing of delegates to the Montana State Association of County Commissioners. J. D. Caldwell of the Russell Grader Manufacturing company of Minneapo lis. who is here to demonstrate the company's line of road-building equip ment. said last night: "The commissioners have learned that the only way they can safely and scientifically judge tho superior qual ity of one manufacturer's road-build ing equipment over another is to ob serve the machines In practical op eration constructing roads. When an open-field contest is suggested by our public officials to salesmen It Is often amusing to listen to their high-sound ing and sometimes indignant excuses and reasons for declining to work their machines alongside tho Russell. The Russell is always willing and anxious to meet any competitor In a road building contest, but the opposing manufacturers in the last two or three years absolutely fail to appear on the ground to answer the starter's Com mand to 'Go.' You see the Russell never falls to demonstrate its supe riority in all field trluls and. naturally enough, tho competitor dislikes con stant defeat. The buyer thoroughly appreciates the distinct advantage of field trials, because after such com petitive tests lie is able, to select the equipment best suited to his require ments. "The county commissioners have learned from experience how true Ih tho old adage. 'Tho proof of tho pudding is In the eating of it.' " CHOIR WILL GIVE CONCERT TONIGHT Pleasing Program Prepared by Presbyterians. Program features to suit every va riety of taste will be given by tho Presbyterian choir this evening, in the assembly hall below the audience room of tho church. Thero will be real music of fine quality in tlie first half of the program. In tlie second half of tho program. Idly and Persimmons Snow will pre sent an Ethiopian comedy sketch with 9he assistance of a light-colored troop. There will he the singing of "Homo Sweet Home" by a Russian flrahound; tiler«' will be fairy dances and heavy weight quick steps. Lily and Per simmons will draw chalk-talk pictures to an accompaniment of chorus sing ing. TELLS HOW CHINESE CAPTURED RUSSIANS Killed Bolsheviki Comman der and Took Town. A Pacific Port. Jan. 22.—Passengers aboard a trans-I'acificT liner which ar med here today from the orient brought details of the capture, by Chinese troops of the Manchurian city of Harbin. T. J. Davis of Chicago, ono of the passengers, said the Chines« took the elty In it unique but effective manner. ' The Chinese commander," Mr. Da\is said, "walked into the office of had driven the Roltheviki forces from promptly killed him." Much fighting followed, Mr. Davis said. At the close of hostilities, he asserted, the well drilled Chinese troops had driven the Bolshevik forces front tb« city. Absolute Independence Belgium's Peace Terms (Continued From l'âge One.) forevermore be established that in in ternational domains the violations of right creates a claim for its author and may l>eci>me a source ot profit. "Since the royal government a year ago formulated its conditions, it per mits itself to recall that the reichstag voted resolutions calling for peace. Tlie chancellors and ministers of foreign affairs have followed each other in the German empire and more recently In the central empires and have pub lished notes replying to the message of his holiness, but never a word bas been pronounced and never a line writ ten clearly recognising the indisputable rights of Belgium that his holiness has not ceased to recognize and publish." FOOO CONTROLLER QUITS. Amsterdam. Jan. 23.—The résigna - timt of Count Hadik. the Hungarian food minister, has been accepted, ac cording to a dispatch fron Budapest. BRWNStOSEBY ONLY ONE POINT W. S. C. Makes Winning Goal in Fast Contest Just as Whistle Blows. CLOSELY CONTESTED "Hop" Prescott Stars for Grizzlies by Scoring Ten Counts. Pullman, Wash.. Jan. »3.— Washing ton State college won from the State I'niversity of Montana at basket tyill here tonight. 21 to 23. Montana led. 12 to 6 , at the end of tho first half. an«l Dalquist shot the winning goal just as the game ended. After Hie first three minutes of play in the second half, when Washington Htnto tuud«' four ticld goals, the gum«' wnVi closely contested. Prescott was Montana's star. Summary— . Washington State Position. Mon tana. Larkin Prescott Sailor .. Crouch . Sullivan Forward Forward Center Guard Mi Ivor .) loi man Zimmerman ........................... Gillis Guard Substitutes—Montana, Driscoll for Sullivan; Washington State, Haupt for Holman: Jialqulst for Zimmerman; Kotula for Haupt; Roek. y for Mctvoç. Scoring— Montana—Field baskets. lorkin, l: Prescott. 4; Sailor, 19. Free throws, Prescott, r, out of 6 . Washington State—Mild hnsketx, Sorenson. 2: Dalqulst, 2 ; Haupt. 2 ; Mclvor. 2; Iloekey, 1 : Zimmerman. 1 . Free throws, Mclvor, 3 out of lit; Sor enson, 1 out of 4. BABINGTON RETURNS GOVERNMENT MONEY (Continued From Pago One.)* He suggested that complete authority and responsibility should I»' placed upon three commissioners, with ilcpu flis tilling the several subordlnat«' an«l now elective departmental 'offices. The commissioners went titgfd t«j cam paign for a constitutional amendment IK'rmltting this change. Tho delegates took no action regarding the plan, leaving thy question to tho Judgment of Individual commissioners. Explains Draft Procedure. In his discussion of the draft W. J. Habingtou explained in detail the pro cedure of tlie Missoula county board since its appointment. His office, he said, was compelled to assume the bur den of a tremendous task in addition to routine county business—a burden so great that he and his deputies, though aided at Intervals by volun teers, wore compelled to work at night and on Sundays. Mr. Babington said he claimed the remuneration allowed by law in order that he might divide the money be tween Ills four deputies an«l himself, as payment for overtime work. When lie learned that in some other counties the ilraft boards were serving gratuit ously, Mr. Itabington said, he returned the $f «12 which he had i ravlously ra ccived and a claim for $61. turned In for services during December. Tlie speaker road to the convention tho !«•( 1 er w hielt he sent with his check to the adjutant générai. It said, in part : "I am donating cheerfully all my services as clerk and member of the Missoula county registration and «baft lioanls, from the liegiuniug, which was. I believe, th« latter part of May, 1917. to December 31, 1917, and also all traveling expenses and express charges paid by me in tho interest of the. draft board during th«' above natm-d period." Mr. Babington said that the Missoula FOOD SOURING IN STOMACH CAUSES 1NB16ESH0N, BAS "Pape's Diapepsin" Relieves Stomach Distress in Five Minutes. Wonder what upset your stomach— which portion of the foo«J did the dam age—do you? Well, don't bother. If your stomach Is In a revolt; If sick, gassy and upset, and what you just ate lias fermented and turned sour; head dizzy and aches; belch gases and acids and eructate undigested food; breath foul, tongne coated—Just take a little Pape's Diapepsin to help neutralize acidity and In five minutes you won der what became of the Indigestion and distress. Millions of men and women today know that it is needless to have dys pepsia. A little Diapepsin occasionally keeps the stomach sweetened and they eat their favorite foods without fear. If your stomach doesn't take care of your liberal limit without rebellion; if your food is a damage instead of a help, remember th* quickest, surest, moat harmless relief is Pape's Diapep sin. which costa only fifty cents for a large case at drag stores. It's truly wonderful— U «dope ferm e ntation and acidity and seta things straight, so gently and easily tbst it in really nx tonUhiny. -Adv , County board had spornt no more than 1100 for oulslde Set pi ;tnd declared that Qrowdcr's report of tho draft showed Montana's average to have been good. "If I had served my God as diligently as I have served the draft board." ho Paraphrased in conclusion, "he would not have turn«««! me over In my gray hairs." Rond Workers Speak. Oscar Rohn, pn-.- ident of the state highway commission, Paul D. Pratt, «•ngliieer for the commission; Oliver A. Ruffncr. Renverltead county surveyor, and J. H. Manwarlne of Hutte, spoke to the commissioner,» on the subject of highways. Rohn told the officials of the com mission's endeavors to standardize road building in lh«i stat.' ami promised them the co-operation and advice of tlie board. Soon. h«> said, bulletins will be sent regularly to tlie commis sioners, Informing them of tlie board's investigations and raeoninu'mlations. Engineer Pratt outlined present ragu lalions of state and federal alii for county muds. Munwarinr. a Hatte engineer, ap pealed to the commissioners to build hard-surface roads. Dirt and ev«»n gravel roads, he said, do not stnn«l up long enough to be worth building In the first place. "Jlard, permanent roads arc really cheaper," he said. "Government re ports and tho experience of counties Which have put In real roads, prove this." Permanent road», h«' said, cheapen transportation costs to the farm«*r. cost less for maintenance, nro « asi« r on horses nml tires ami give comfort and pleasure to people using them. "Real roads are economical." he sabl. "To build th«'in is to Jioovcrizc. Make an Investment of your roads, not a mere expenditure. Montana, lie sal«l In conclusion, is one of the three* stales In the l nion which have not one foot of permanent road outshle the «-Itics. Many Group Meeting*. Tho group meetings of the «lay wire devoted largely to ciinfcraiic« Tho attorneys and th«' «lerk.x of «list riet courts perfected organizations; th«' au ditors discussed seed grain pioliti'ins; the assessors devoted the whole «lay to work on the schedules of property val uation which they will report tndaj : Hi«' treasurers discussed official prob lems, and tlie surveyors talked over engineering work. The county clerks met with the sher iffs In regard to draft,, uftcr taking ui> and approving suggi stlons mude Tms ilny by 11 . S. .\reOrnw, state hank ex aminer. that county usscssors relieve tin clerks ot' certain dbth'S which, lie said are un unfair burden on the latter. Tlie surveyors derided to get a serv ice flag for (heir Organization. Thirty nu n. including surveyors and deputies, have left Montana county engineering offices to enter the army. The sur veyors enjoyed an Informal bampiet in the i veiling. An Old Recipe to Darken Hair ■•9* T«a and Sulphur Turn* Gray, Faded Hair Dark und OToeay. Almost every one knows that Huge Tea and Sulphur, properly compound ed, brings buck tin* natural color and luster t«i the hair when faded, streaked or gray Years ago tho only way to get tills mixture was to inuko it at home, which is massy and trou blesome. Nowadays we simply usk at any «ling store for "Wyeth's Huge and Hul pliur Compound." You will get a large bottle of this old-time recipe improve«! by the addition of other ingredients, ut very little cost. Everybody uses tills preparation now. because no one can possibly tell Hm! you darken«*»! your hair, us it doe* it so naturally und evenly. You dampen a Hpong«- or soft brush with It a ml draw this through jour hair, taking one small strand at u time; by morning the gray hair <lis appears, and ntt« r another aj plli-ntlon or two. your hslr becomes beautifully dark, thick and glossy, and you look 5 « ins younger. Wyeth's Sage and Sul phur Compound is a «li'llghtfui toil« t re«iuislt«'. It is not Intended for Ilia cura, mitigation or prevention of dis ease. - Adv. January Pickups 50 Sacks Potatoes Per hundred ... »175 In 3-sack lots, per hundred »1.50 .Hoover recommends larger con sumption of potatoes, so «« are s« t ting aside 50 sucks ot unfrosti-d white potatfjes at this low price. Campbell'» Soup» Now 2 for ........ 2Se Price, per dozen.......... »1.40 Asparagus, tomato, vegetable, and chicki-n. Louisiana Hill Company's Sorghum «'■•ns it 35c, 66 c and »1.26 Wo aro unable to get a barrel of sorghum, but ara abl« to offer this very fine grade of sorghum In tins. Bitter Root Strained Honey In ft utt jars, still... 35c, 65c and »125 One more lot of this fine, light, home honey. Cheaper than sugar and saves It. it boxes of Wolf River apples. A large, red apple especially go «si for cooking. Jonathans for eating; crisp, firm and Juicy. Barber & Marshall Phone 20 513 8. Hinging 11 TO LIST ALINS City Police Deportment Has Charge of Registration of Germans. FEBRUARY 4-9 DATES All Enemies Must Go Before Chief and Fill Out War Blanks. for All ma!«' Germans of ti jeara »'•der. living in .Missoula, must a pp« at the police station next w ragist ration. Thomas K« nip, commissioner of pub lie safety, received Instructions blanks from the war department j ! I j j j j j ; : Till The Snow-White Feast of Beautiful Undermuslins Bids You Farewell Saturday have never conduc ted a better sate of muslin, underwear than this one. It contains the kind of muslin underwear Women Want—garments that can be recommended for good Wear as Welt as good style--garments that are comfortable. Made of fine materials; daintily trimmed; all are at genuine reductions. At $1.75 Petticoats, gowns and chemises, made accord ing to the newest styles, of choice cambric and nainsook; at other times these garments would sell for up to $2.75, At 10% Off Gowns, combinations and camisoles, made of a very fine quality all-silk crepe de Chine, and, oh! how neatly trimmed they are. Exceptional gar ments at a very low price. At $1.39 Combination suits and gowns made of barred muslin, crepe de Chine and nainsoox; high neck and long sleeves; also low neck and short sleeves ; several styles to choose from; ordinarily . they sell up to as high as $2.20 the garment. At $1.00 Envelope chemises combinations, skirts and gowns; embroidery and lace trimmed and handsomely finished. Their former value ran to as high as 1.75. At 50c Gowns, corset covers, drawers, skirts, bloomers and children's gowns ; very neatly made and trimmed with embroidery and lace. 35c or 3 for $1 « Children's bloomers and pants, white, made of muslin of good grade; actually worth up to 65c. 20c or 6 for $1 White muslin pants for children— garments that always sell for 25c. New Serge Dresses Just Received Developed from a real good quality of wool serge; colors blue, bur gundy, green and brown ; some are made Peter Thompson style; all are n.eatly trimmed in braid and fancy stitching; good values at the very reasonable price of $12.75 Sweater Coats r f ^ Serviceable Silk Petticoats Specially Priced $5.00 Excellently made; some with jersey tops and taffeta flounces and some all taffeta skirts— petticoats that will give real serviceable wear— J $5.00 ' '1 & / J A." Vx am . c* * * «1 < -p- - ^t / c / £ r*f? ? > «vw ® mk terday und begun preparing 16 enroll the Germans of Missoula. The regulations say that "all native, citizens, denizens or subjects of the German empire «,r of the imperial German government." must register next week, provided they arc males and 14 years ol«l or more. The police station will lie open for the registration of these l««ys and men between tlie hours of 6 a. m. and S p. m„ from February 4 to 9. Inclusive. Severe penalties arc attached to fail ure to register. THREE GENERATIONS OF WOMEN For three generations women of this country have used and recommended to their children and children's clill >*ren the use of that famous old root and herb remedy. Lydia K. Rinkham's Vegetable Compound, until today it Is recognized everyhero as the standard rained y for woman's Ills, it contains no narcotics or harmful drugs; is made from roots and herbs of tin- field under »he most sanitary condition, and any woman suffering from such ailments should b«' sura t«> give it a trial, -Adv. i'orkless days tend to cripple so-called turkey sandwich. many EVEREvnmm tf IT'S "GOOD Anyhow U. S. Marines Qe* clare Meat Fine Dish. Haiti, Jan. 23.—-Did you ever* eat' broiled lizard? That is th* new deli« cacy that is favored by the U. B. Mira lines who are serving th this country. They claim that they have already sampled thl3 toothsome dainty In the Philippines. Tin- small type of lieard. called guanas, have been used né Mod By the natives for centuries. They have been hunted almost to tlie point ot extermi nation in some localities. The Marines say that broiled Uxard is "good ent I a'." After traveling all over the world, the seta-soldiers Should be well qualified to Judge.