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ÎITYTEST • Government to Help Finance No Useless Highways This Year. WILL HELP FARMERS Thoroughfares of Economic Importance to Receive Subsidy. - War time nerpsulty la to lie the test Which all federal roads to he built this year must meet, according to F. W. Norcroas, assistant chief enulneer of the forest service at Washington, D. 4*. Mr. N'orcross is In Missoula this week in connection with the building of roads in the national forest rest t v. s The policy of the service this year is to give first attention to those roads which will have a direct bearing upon the war situation. Next to roads of direct military importance, those open ing up economic fields will be empha sised. Of special importance is the facilitating of the production of spruce lumber, since it Is In great demand tor the construction of airplanes. Tim ber used In shipbuilding Is also of im portance. Wherever possible, roads to old agricultural production will be built. Accompanying Mr. Norcross. Is A. K. I-odor, assistant chief engineer in the office of public roads, at Wash ington. Besides working with Mr. Norcross, Mr. Loder will represent the government in the Federal Aid Road work. Seventy-five million dollars to cover a period of five years has been appropriated by the government to rnrry on this work. He will work with the »tat« highway department. SEARCH FOR FURTHER MONOPOLY EVIDENCE Heney Goes to Chicago to Get More Material. Washington, ^an. 30.—Reading of letters and documents from the confi dential files of the Chicago packers Into the record of the federal trade commission's meat packing hearing, came to a sudden halt late todny to permit Francis J. Heney. special coun sel, to return to Chicago and direct the search for further materlul. Henry Veeder's vault, containing the correspondence of the lawyer who was characterized by Mr. Heney as the "clearing house" for the joint opera tions, of the, packers, has been sealed by PTugh Mclsanc, the commission's examiner, who obtained most of the documentary evidence already intro duced. I'nless Veeder reconsiders Ills refusal to permit the examination of his papers to continue, court action will be taken by the commission. D. F. McGowan Is President of Missoula Rotary Club D. F. McGowan, government solicitor of the forest service, was elected pres ident of the Missoula Rotary club at a meeting of the executive committee Tuesday night. The office was left vacant by the resignation of W. F. Murphy. H. O. Bell, of H. O. Bell &• Co., and I). F. McGowan were elected members of the executive committee to fill the vacancies made when F. A. S il vox, former district forester, and L. E. Wood, editor of the Northwest Motorist, moved from the city. Iæw Fraternity Gives Banquet to New Men The I'lii Delta Alpha local law fra ternity at the university, petitioning the national Phi Delta Phi. gave a luncheon in honor of new members yesterday at the Florence hotel. Those initiated were George Hester, Floyd Sailor. Robert Gtctmcort, .lack Layton and Keitli Brown. County At torney Fred R. Angevine, Dean A. N Whitlock of the law school of the uni versity, and R. H. Smith, a local at torney, attended the luncheoi More Soldiers Sent to Minnesota Lumber Camps Duluth, Jan. 30.—Twenty in .re sol diers yvert- taken today- to the north woods, in readiness for labor trouble in the lumber camps. This makes about 125 soldiers now stationed in and around Cusson, the center of Min nesota's big lumbering operations and from which point it is expected the strike on Friday is to be called. Of ficials state that the situation is well In hand. THREE SHIPS SUNK Paris, Jan. 30.—Three Frencli ships of less than 1,600 tons were sunk dur ing the week ending January 26. m »ELL-ANS »solutely Removes gestion. Druggists money if it fail«. 25c ITSD Clothes King's Daughters Prepare to Relieve Needy. committee of the King's Daughters distribute clothing to any who up today from 2:30 to 4 in their' rooms 1er the First National hank, large stock of clothes for women children is on hand at present • organization also has a few coat.* men. Any contributions will I« liy received since heavy d-maud: clothing are expected to he mad' the godly of the severe U'ealiiei limns. ✓ ft. C. M. WANTS $20,000 BACK Copper Company Files Suit Against County for Taxes. The Anaconda Copper Mining corn pan> filed suit for $20,000 against Mis soula county to recover alleged ovc payment of taxes yesterday. The company claims (out the ta which they paid under protest was ex liorhflant and desires to he refundei the excess payments or approximate! 120,000. The attorneys for tin; corn puny say that pr.o.ooo was paid t Missoula county and that the amoun should not have* exceeded <30,000. GIVEN LAST CHANCE MARINE ENLISTMENT Local Recruiting Officer Calls on Draft Men. •Sergeant W. J. MeSwain of the loen' recruiting office for the United Statef marine corps, is sending a letter h each man whose nome lie finds listed for the next draft. Sergeant Me Swain calls the attention of young men to tin high standards of the United States marine corps, saying: "Due to the fact that men cannot hr enlisted in the marine corps after they have been notified to apt>ear before an exuminlng board, and as the time for your decision as to which branch of the service you are going to enter, Is growing short. I would he pleased to* explain the uncounted advantages of this branch of the service and answer nnv questions you might have con cerning the enlistment and duties of a marine. If you feel interested and , cannot call in person Tor this Informa tion, T will he pleased, upon your quest to this office, to mall you an Il lustrated booklet containing informa tion on this subject, the age is now 18 to 36 years. Married men are In cluded." Children's Story Hour Divided Into Sections A change lias been made in the order of story telling for children at the Missoula public library. It was found that so many little children wanted to bear the stories, it seemed twst to have two sections. Next Saturday at 10:30 o'clock, Miss Alberta Stone will tell stories suited to children younger than five years of age and upon the following Saturday, she will tell stories suited to the older group. *Tlio older children will be welcome, however, if they care to heur the stories for tilth' folks next Saturday, Blackmailing Gang in San Francisco Arrested San Francisco, Jan. 30. six men whom the police and federal authori ties charged with constituting u black mailing society that has terrorized San Francisco's Little Italy for years, were arrested today. (t\ Manuele, w hom the authorities charged with being Un head of the organization, confessed late today, according to Captain ot Dé tectives Duncan Matheson. Insect Control Expert Here to Meet I*robIems A. J. Jaenlcke, forest examiner on insect control, of national forest dts U'ict No. 6, with headquarters at Port land, Oregon, ts in Missoula this week °u his way back from Washington, P ' . where lie lias been Co-operating Ids work with that of the department of entomology. While in Missoula. Mr. Jaenlcke will work with Leothal Wy man on insect control. Satisfaction of Secure Banking All the safeguards that vigilant Federal laws and supervision have devised, not only to pro tect but to render practical assistance to each depositor, are yours—if you are a First National depositor. The First National Bank OF MISSOULA Montana's Oldest year | National Bank II. S. NOW HOLDS OINK POWER Comptroller Places Nation's Increase at 14 Billions Under Wilson TÄNDLE FIRMS BETTER National Concerns Declared to Have More Resources Than State Banks. Washington, Jan. 30.- How the United States has become, the* ilomiuat 'ng hanking power of the world was -hown In ttie* annual report of the •ornpt roller of the currency. John Skelton Williams, presented toda> to ongress. Comptroller Williams estimated the whole hanking power of the nation at <37. 52», 000,00(1. an increase of more •lion *14,000.000,000 since the beginning if President Wilson's ndminist ra tion. Taking the latest estimate of the bank ing power of the world, placed In iXtiO it *16,568,000.000. he said America's In -rease was alone nearly equal to the world's eointdned hanking power 37 vears ago. National Banks Strong. National hanks of the United States 'omptroller Williams declared to he Inniger, safer, more observant of laws ind more efficiently managed than evei before. Their resources, *18..763.107, 100, are greater by more than *2,000, •00,000 than ever before and exceed >.v about the same amount the com bined resources of nil stale banks, ni vale hanks and trust companies. Un der three years of the federal reserve lystem, national hank resources have ricreased more than *7.000,000.000. Comptroller Williams, however, •copied Ids report of this enormous trowth with a warning that duties and responsibilities have increased no less ban the resources. Issue« Warning. "It Is of supreme Importance." he said, "that allurements of profit from ■ommeree or Industry in this country >r ln neutral countries, not essential to our success In the war. should not Induce us to divert or dissipate the capital or financial resources of our people." The danger from decline of earning capacity of public utility corporations consequent shrinking of values In the securities, the comptroller warned, Is real. 200 CHILDREN WIN RED CROSS MEDALS County Superintendent Gives Nantes of Patriots. Two hundred children of the rural schools of Missoula county have been given medals liy the Anti-Tuberculosis society, according to Miss Maliel Lind studt, county superintendent of schools, who said (tint these children sold *157 worth of the Red Frond Christmas seuls. * The medals, which are attractive lit tle pins, are of three types; a gold pin which is presented to the child who sells 600 seals, a silver pin to the child who sells 100 seals and a celluloid pin for the one who sells 25. Four children sold the required num ber to receive gold pins. They are Marcia Orr of Clinton; laiulse Luhrecht and Kllen Swanson of the Bonner fourth grade, and Kdnn Violette of the Hell Gate school. Forty-eight sil ver plus were won liy the students. Want Many More Books for Libraries at Camps Miss Esther 1-eiser of the Missoula public library wishes to remind all persons who have books to spare, that there is still need of books other than fiction to he sent to army camps. Books dealing with mechanics, travel, biography and all classes of works by standard authors will he welcome at the libraries that have been estab lished by the American Library asso ciation tn the vicinity of army camps. The hooks will he sent from the local library to the central distributing point at Portland. Ore. Magazines are not wanted as there are plenty of cur rent magazines tn supply at the camps. Only One "Bromo Quinine." To get the genuine call for full name. LAXATIVE BROMO QUININE. Look for signature of E. W. GROVE. Cures a cold tn one day. Stic. \ w At the Nation's Capital SOX OF 100 Fatimas are now packed in metal boxes of 100 . If your dealer cannot supply you, wewill send a box prepaid to any address in the U. S. (training camps,etc.) for $ 1 , Liggett & Myers Tobacco Co., tit Sth Axe., New York, ife fao o o Ok the price 15 f The Washington correspondent of a big daily paper recently set out to discover the best*liked cigerette among the thousands of men from every state who daily come and go through the capital city. There are six tobacco stands in the Capitol, Sen ate and House. At everÿ one of these stands the , correspondent found that the daily s ale of Fatimaa -• exceeds that of anÿ other cigarette. Men like Fatimas for their smooth, well-balanced Turkish blend that never disturbs, even after long hours of smoking. It is this common-sense comfort that makes Fatima such a sensible cigarette. FATIMA o 4 Sensible Cigarette WESTERN MONTANA NATIONAL BANK Miasoula, Montana UNITED STATE DEPOSITARY CAPITAL. ____________IZeO.OOO SURPLUS FUND____ 60.110»' G. A. WOLF ... ______.President JOHN c. LKHHOU_Vim President I H. T. RY MAN _______Caaklni Directors I G. A. Wolf, M. A. Flak, John C Lehsou. Gaspard Desvhampa J H. T. Ryman A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED Telephon« ttl J and I will call, oi leave orders at Smoke House M. L. GULDEN Ta vlrisrmist and Furrier. Form the Habit of Letting Us Press and Repair Your Clothes Y'ou'll appreciate the service we'll give you—it's superior. Wc serve you without delays. Phone 500 Red Butte Cleaners •l High Grade Tailoring Imported Scotch Tweeds Fancy Worsteds Made to Fit You. John Messer 325 N- Higgins Avs. W« Make and Salt Only NtTCash Registers and Credit Hies Lowest prior*- 'Small monthly payments. No Interest olmrgoa. Written guarantee. Old registers i> paired, rebuilt, bought, sold and exchanged. Thomas Whalen Agent the National, Cash Register C'o.,lS0| E. Broadway, Butts, Mont. Phone 11. Better Repairing Saves Shoes J. A. COLUNG *°8 Higgins Av* Phans TStW INAHURRY? CALL TAXI 711 Pkmop on Grodii ORTON BROS. 118 East Cedar Street Stove-Length Mill Wood At Polleys Lumber Co. (City Saw Mill) Partly Dry Green___ Dry Planer Trim__ When we have It. Quick Delivery. *4.50 Cash .13.75 Cash -I4.O0 Cash Phon« 414 Shoemaker's Garage F ranklin Cars a mVER EDERAL % FlAND Truck» Welding Accessories Repairs SPECIAL LUNCHES OINNERS Sunday Dinner, 1 to 8 p. m., 50a. L y, ° r a'* >"« R*" unch *\oom Next Telephon# Building. Olive C. McIntosh Modiste Specializing in Latest Dress Creations Suite 9. Masonic Block PHONE 830 VETERINARIANS A. O. Knowles, D. V. M. Adam T. Khowlea. D. V. & Dr. A. D. Knowles & Bro. •OJ South Fourth Street, west Phong 403 Missoula, Mont. QUICK RESULTS TRY THEM. TWICE-A-D AX WANT ADS BRING Missoula, Montana, January 26, 1918. To the Families of Men in the Military Service of the United States: Congress has passed a law requiring men in the military service to make certain allotments out of their salaries to their wives and children. It per mits them to make allotments to other near rela tives. The government agrees to add certain al lowances to these allotments. The act further provides for compensation to men who are disabled in the service and permits in surance to be taken out for the benefit of the men and their dependents. ï ou are probably not familiar with your rights under the law. 1 he Missoula Chapter of the Red Cross will gladly furnish you information and advice in regard to these matters, free of charge. For this purpose an office will be open in the courthouse every Thursday evening at 8 o'clock. This office will be the room just west of the office of the county su perintendent of schools. The Home Seryice Section of the Red Cross will be glad to be of service to you in this way. It will also be ready to advise with you in regard to any other troublesome matters. Missoula Chapter AMERICAN RED CROSS Home Service Section Hello, Central! This Is Phone 283 Farmers' Society of Equity And I want to talk to Mr. Everybody. His number is "Number One"— and that's the fellow who is looking out for himself. Hell»—is this No. 17 All right—hello Everybody. Listen: We have strictly fresh eggs and butter; apples and vegetabbles right from the ranch. Farmers bring their eggs and butter here for you. Yeu save. SPECIAL—7-lb. box macaroni and 1 lb. accompaniment of doliciouo cheese. $1.15. Feed and Poultry Suppliez; Hay, Corn, Oats, Bran, Blood Mosl, Oyster Shell, Ground Bone. Charcoal, Beef Scrap; Gluten Moal, Egg Mash, etc. Don't Hooverize your hens. Call and visit our Grocery Department. Farmers' Society of Equity 318 Cooper Street—Phone 283 ' H. G. MORRIS, Gen. Mgr.