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Pining Zoom Merchants' Lunch, 12 to 2 Roast Turkey Every Day The best of everything in season, cooked and served In a manner unsurpassed anywhere. Courtesy and Considera tion for All, Is Our Motto. Prices as Reasonable as Elsewhere. J. M. Hitchings, Prop. FISH! Of All Kinds Wholesale and Retail POULTRY AND FRESH EGGS Open for Business MONDAY JANUARY 28 MISSOULA FISH COMPANY 217 Wost Cedar, Opp. Court Heute Phone 557 • •••••• We'll Feed You Well Merchants' Lunch 12 to 2 45c Regular Dinner 6 to 8 75c Fish, shellfish and other sps oioltioa served in perfect stylo Open Till 1 A. M. PALACE HOTEL • ••••• • • • • • Qee2£ Honor on ORTON BROS. 118 East Cedar Street We Make and Sell Only NtT Cash Registers and Credit Files Lowest prices. Small monthly payments. No Interest chargea Written guarantee. Old registers repaired, rebuilt, bought, »old and exchanged. Thomas Whalen Agent the National Cash Register Co.,120 E. Broadway, Rutte, Mont. Phone 11. Bend your mall orders for Drugs and Kodak Supplies Smith's Drug Store Developing and Printing A Practical Formula Tho best practical formula for every day use in solving the problems ol existence is 'Have Your Money." The habit of saving will enable you to acquire a competency. It will bring into your world many pleasures and luxuries not I ossible unless you un thrifty. Practice saving all the time. Practice makes perfect. A dollar starts your Savings Account at this bank. American Bank and Trust Co. OF MISSOULA. Successors to tho Soandinavian-Amorican Bank 4% and tint# deposits. PLAN ON RUSHING WAR LEGISLATION Slowness of Congress Causes | Initiation of Proposal for More Speed. IMPORTANT BILLS UPj All Railroad and Financial i Measures Will Be Placed Before Law Makers. Washington Fob. 3.—T.ittlo of tho long and growing program of war leg islation has been enacted since con gress convened two months ago to day and capitol leader« plan attempts to speed tip this week. Important tail road and financial measures are to be brought before both senate and house during the week with the prospect thiit they will occupy the. center of In terest for many days to come. Campaign of Education. Contention over tho senate military committee bills for a. war cabinet and and munitions director to which Pres ident VVHson is vigorously opposed, will be renewed in the senate tomorrow when advocates of tho legislation will login what they call a campaign of education. Senator Hitchcock, Demo crat, will speak in support of tho hills and will he followed on Tuesday by Senator Wadsworth, a Republican member of the military committee. Re plie« are planned by administration leaders. Tuesday Secretary Raker will he recalled before tire senate commit tee for cross-examination regarding ids recent statement of army achieve ments. Later in the week he will ap pear before the house committee. Af terward administration leaders hope to minimize agitation for the bills and they are confident of preventing their consideration In cither house. Rail Bill Up. The railroad hill ns revised by tho senate Interstate commerce commit tee, will ho reported to the senato to morrow and later In the week, tho house committee will present its draft. The committee hill comprises In lim iting federal operation of the transpor tation systems after the war to 18 months In the senate draft and to two years in that of the house committee— to Insure disposal of the 1)111 ns promptly ns Director General McAdoo desires. Capitol leaders say, however. It will be passed during the present month. Another important administration measure which will lie introduced : simultaneously tomorrow in the senate and the house, is the war ft -tance cor poration hill, providing $500,000,000 In capital and also authority to Issue $4,000,000,000 in one to five year short term notes for financing private in dustries. Relief Bill Comes Up. With minor amendments the house soldiers' and sailors' civil rights bill is I to be reported to tho senate tomorrow and it probably will lie considered af ter the railroad legislation. As re named by the senate judiciary com mittee, the civil ''relief' bill proposes suspension of mortgage foreclosure md other debt processes against men absent in military service. It was passed by the house without objection l ist September, but questions of con stitutionality have held if up so far In ttie senate. War department hills to extend the draft, providing for registration of youths reaching 21 years, basing draft quotas on 1 lie number of men in class 1, Instead of on state populations, and empowering the president go draft skilled Industrial or agricultural ex pert« for military service nro to bo reported in a few days to the senate by the military committee and pressed for prompt disposal. Investigations Near End. The t'hamberlaln alien draft resolu tion will !>e taken up by the house again Wednesday. All congressional investigation« of war operations are nearing an end. The army inquiry may be finished tilts week by the senate military commit tee. The house naval committee's in quiry into navy affairs virtually is closed and only a few more witnesses are to he heard In tho senato com merce commit tee's Investigation of shipbuilding. On Tuesday tho bouse public lands committee will begin hearings on pub lic oil snd coal land leasing bills, -while a sub-committee works on water power development legislation. Pennsylvania Doubled Bean Crop Last Year Harrisburg — Pennsylvania almost doubled its production of dry beans in 1917. in response to calls I'or more foodstuffs, according to the state de partment of agriculture. There were 10,000 acres devoted to beans on farms in the state, exclusive of the "war gar dens," and they raised 104,000 bushels last year, against 54,000 bushels In 1916. The department claims that Penn sylvania, with a production of 5,570,000 bushels, led the country in buckwheat for 1917. In sptto of the havoc caused by September frosts. Fourth place is claimed for tho state in the matter of bay production and seventh In winter wheat. ITALY'S CONDITION. Owing to poor seed and scarcity of labor, the wheat acreage of Italy is expected to Ih> somewhat smaller than that of last year according to the V. S. food administration, which is closely studying foreign food conditions. Pres ent supplies of wheat are scant and great economy is being practiced in the use of flour sinee imports ore inade quate for needs | i Special For This Week | Our inventory shows our stock of writing papers to 5 be too large and we have decided to reduce same this | week : | Gold embossed initial paper formerly $0e, on sale tlds week for 19c £ Gold embossed initial correspondence cards, formerly 35c, on sale this 3 week, for ..................................................................................................................... 15c 3 French cheviot pound paper, note size, enough for 150 letters; for- £ nierly 50c per pound; on sale this week for, per pound . 25c £ Envelopes to match, 3 packages for............................................. . 25c 3 French damask paper, half pound and pound, formerly 15c and 25c; £ this week for .................. ....................................................................10c and 20c £ Envelopes to match, 3 packages for....................................... 25c S We have only a limited amount of the French cheviot. 5 Guaranteed Self-Filling Fountain Pens, $1.00 Missoula Drug Company SID J. COFFEE, Proprietor MISSOULA, MONTANA. .Ton ti 11 Talcum Face Powder and Creams 25c and 50c riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii' Announce Regulations on Administering Income Tax Patents and Good Will Not to Be Figured as Part of Capital Stock. Washington, Feb. 3.--Regulations under which the excess profits tax law is to ho administered made public tonight by the bureau of Internal revenue, clear up many questions af fecting the determination of the basis for figuring profits, but leave a num ber yet to be threshed out by individ ual rulings, or by amendment of the luw. A new draft of the war tax act Is now being prepared by the bureau embodying proposed amendments on subjects which officials think can not properly bo passed on by executive rulings. Excess profits return forms will be available in a few days and return must lie made by March I, 1918. Some extension of tbvs time has been urged by business interests. Invested Capital Exempt. Since deductions based on a percent age of invested capital may be taken from aggregate profits before deter mining the taxable amount, corpora tions or partnerships are anxious to figure their invested capital as high as possible. Ry the regulars, invested capital is defined as the total of capi tal, surplus and undivided profits shown In the hooks. With certain adjustments required by law. if any change In the invested capital has been made during the year, the monthly average is to he taken. If the true surplus or undivided profits are now shown by the hooks, because of failure to provide for de pletion, depreciation, obsolescence or I othPI ' I»*hcs. the regulations maki ! | ! .. , • , , the, capital figure. This fig mandatory to figure corrections, and thus reduc would prevent corporations from urlng their lax exemptions at too high a figure by over estimating their capi tal. On the other band, it is permitted to add to the surplus account expendi tures In the past for extension Ilf plant or equipment which still is in active use, It 'the expenditures have been charged as current expense. Trad« Marks Not Capital. One of the most disputed points has related to the valuation of trade marks, good will, (latents or copyrights, most businesses arguing for inclusion of those at a high figure in their capital investment. The regulations provide, however, that only in eases where ac tual payment has been made for these items can the expense lie added to the jnvested capital total. No adjustment is allowed, either, for expenditures made to develop good will, or other Intangible assets. Ry this ruling tin-' plea nf : I number of corporations which have spent thousands or even millions i'f dollars developing a business, is re fused. Comparative Methods. The excess profits law provides, that lu eases where it seems impos sible to determine deductions in the ordinary way, because a business did not exist. In. pre-war years, or lio cruso of exceptional conditions, such us extraordinarily low profits there, the business of representative concern« is to be taken as a basis for figuring deductions. This provision, the regu lations provide, may apply to busi nesses having effective accounting systems, making 11 Impossible to com pute Invested capital; foreign taxpay ers, when It is deemed impracticable to investigate invested capital figures in another Country, long established business concerns, which maintain conservative or unusual business or ganizations: and businesses for w hich, "tile invested capital is seriously dis proportionate to the taxable income.'' All example of the last ease would tie a business which made large profits in 19t7, but which had had several pre vious unproductive years. Tax Separately. The S per cent tax on profits over $6,000 for taxpayers having only a nominal capital. Is held to apply to professional men. or to trades or busi nesses rendering professional services, if a corporation is engaged in two kinds of business, one being profes sional and requiting no capital, the regulations provide that its entire in come is to be considered as of its principal business. If an individual is engaged In two or more business, one taking no capi tal and one with capital, income from each is to be taxed separately. For instance, a physician owning a hos pital would l>e taxed at S per cent on his professional income above $6,000. And in addition on capital in vested In the hospital at other rates. The regulations require corporations to describe in making returns their rotations with other affiliated corpor ations. This Is expected to disclose many fards concerning business combi nations not now on record. GROWING IRISH POTATOES. tho north. And note, that 1ft,000 acre .. ... . . of this land j i j i . j Experience in growing Irish potatoes over the Melbourne district has proven conclusively that spuds can he grown here as successfully as at Hastings or any other part, of Florida. In the Melbourne distriet we can mature a crop three to four weeks earlier than the Hastings district and the first potatoes in the spring market nearly always gets the top price. St. Johns county potato crop brings more than $5,000,000—average 60 bar rels per acre. According to a letter from St. Augustine by R. P. Kettle, long the Times-1 'nlon correspondent, at that city, the Irish potato growers of St. Johns eour.ty have realized more than $5.000,000 from the sale of their prod uct during the past three months. He furnishes the following statistics; Total number of acres planted 12,000 Total yield in barrels ....... 750,000 Highest price obtained per barrel ....................... $|0 Average price obtained per barrel I7.8Ô Average yield per lu re 60 barrels Total cost per acre for produc tion .......................... *100 Average total receipts per acre $450 Average profit per acre $350 Dales of planting crop—From De cember 25 to February 1. Dates of harvesting crops—From April 15 to May 25. Ten thousand acres of tho above mentioned acreage is now in corn, which promises a big yield. Think it. over. How does this $350 an acre net Profit look to you one-crop growers In els. is and is planted Luck to corn with promises of a biç yield. After the. corn crop is harvested they •can ktow a crop of millet, beans, and thus prow- a third crop this year unless they are satisfied with the two crops and prefer to take a few months off with their families, and auto over the brick and macadam roads leading to the principal points of interest all over this créât state. We have purchased a lanre tract of this land and have cut it into 10, 20, 40 and so acre tracts to be sold at $50.00 per acre, Riving* the purchaser SVfc years to pay for each tract without interest. Why don't you go to Florida. It is the. joy land of tho world. Tt has tho most delightful climate on earth to live in and with the same amount of energy « xpcnde.d one can produce double tie* \ ihn over any other part of the United States. I'or furl lier particulars writ«' or cal! on J. J. I)«»akin. and a complete set of literature will be furnished you, also a, sample of the soil, which contains an intrinsic valu«' of $10 a ton in nitro the the a peas, or velvet ! ,1. J. DEYKIN, »ttonwood St., Missoula, Mont. 46. — Adv. SOCIAL DANCE. Union hall, every Wednesday and Friday night. Missoula Club orcliea Irs Tin nee H> rents—Adv WEAK KIDNEYS MAKE WEAK BODIES Kidney Diseases Cause Many Aches and Ills of Missoula People. As one weak link weakens a chair», so may weak kidneys weaken the whole body and hasten the final breaking do« n. Overwork, strains, colds and other causes injure tho kidneys, and gen » rally when their activity is lessened the whole body suffers. Allies and pains and languor and urinary ills frequently come, and there is an ever-Increasing tendency toward« dropsy, gravel or fatal Bright's disease. When tin kidneys fall there is no real help fur the sufferer except kidney help. Doan s Kidney Fills act directly on the kidneys. Missoula testimony is (»roof of their effectiveness. Mrs. G. H. Olinkmgbeard, 1025 Phil ips St.. Missoula, says: "I was suffer ing most all the time with a dull ache ir. the small of my back and my back was so lame and sore. 1 was miserable. After I saw I wasn't getting bet ter. I got Doan's Kidney Pills, as I bad often heard of them. I used a few boxes of Doan's and they regulated my kidneys and stopped the pain." Price 60c. at all dealers. Don't simply r.sk for a kidney remedy—get Doan's Kidney Pills—the same that Mrs. •"Unkingbeard had. Foster-Mllhurn Co., Mfgi*., Buffalo, N. Y.—Adv. HEIR TO POLISH GROWN REFUSES John Sobieski Prefers to Re main U. S. Citizen Than Be Ruler. PROHIBITION PIONEER Official Spy for Union Army During Long Period of Civil War. Minneapolis, Minn., Feb. 3. - fount John Sobieski, lieir to the throne of Poland in the ancient dynasty of that country, declares that he prefers Amer ican citizenship to the crown'of Ills native land and that should the out come of the present war offer him u chance to claim his throne he would re ject it. The aged Polish nobleman, exiled from his home sinee childhood, direct descendant of John Sobieski, who saved Christendom from the Turks in the seventeenth century, and a half century ago a member of the Minneapolis leg islature, has a life history that might furnish material for half a dozen nov els. Il< is in Minneapolis as the guest of John F. Sinclair. His home is in Los Angeles. Sobieski was a member of the firing squad that executed Maximilian after that Austrian prince's attempt to es tablish himself as emperor of Mexico and abandonment by bis backer/ Na poleon ill. Pioneer for Prohibition. He later introduced a bill in the Min neapolis legislature to abolish capital punishment. Tin* bills was defeated be cause Sobieski was nearly fifty years ahead of his time. He then introduced legislation for prohibition and for woman suffrage. In 184«» Count Sobieski, a child, lived with his father and mother in the Polish ca ni tal. The n one day officials from the powers came to his house and took hie father away. The elder So bieski was condemned to death, and the order was carried out. The boy and his mother were banished from the country and warned that should they ever return a death sentence would i»e imposed. Having heard of the wonder of America arid its freedom for every on« . even a banished mother and her son, the count s mother, aided by friends and relatives succeeded in reaching America. Hearing her boy as an American, the Polish mother ur<ed him to forget the land of his birt'i and when a lad of 17 he joined the union army in the Civil war. "I was appointed an official spy in the union armv, ' said the aged, but tt&ilo count, "and my duties were not entirely pleasant. I was ordered to proceed into Virginia and to procure a chart of the fortifications surround ing and protecting Richmond. 1 also was ordered to interview leaders of the confederacy without exciting their suspicion to ascertain just what pro cedure they would take provided the north won. Met Lee and Davis. "I talked to Lee, JeffeYson Davis, and other great m<'ii of the south and suc ceeded in placing the question whether or not the south if defeated would continue guerilla warfare. 1 was as sured that the south wuold not. Then the task of drawing charts of the Richmond fortifications was not one of case. However. 1 succeeded in accom plishing what I had been sent to do and when 1 returned 1 was promoted." After serving the United Slates in tlie Civil war. Count Sobieski joined tlie Mexican army as a private and rose rapidly, finally drawing a com mission as colonel. It was »while he was a colonel in the Mexican army that Maximilian, brother of the late Em peror Francis .Joseph, mad«' his fiasco as emperor of Mexico. PASTRY A LUXURY. Short. »ining is l.e of wheat in Frunei >re alarming each week. I'astrj is now classed as a luxury and its manufacture or consumption is now sii|»i>ressed except on Sundays unit holidays. For Burning Eczema Greasy salves and ointments should not be applied if good clear skin is wanted. From any druggist for 35c, or S1.00 for extra large size, get a bottle of zemo. When applied as directed it effectively removes eczema, quickly stops itching, and heals skin troubles, also sores, bums, wounds and chafing. It penetrates, cleanses and soothes. Zemo is a clean, dependable and inexpensive, penetrating, antiseptic liquid. Try it, as v.c believe nothing you have ever used is cseffective and satisfying. The E. W. Robe Co,, Cleveland, O. WESTERN MONTANA NATIONAL BANK Missoula, Montan«. UNITED STATE DEPOSITARY CAPITAL____ SURPLUS FUND _ a. A. WOLF______ JOHN O. LEHSOU. J. H. T. RYMAN— _I1«0.000 . (0,000 .VIo« President _Cutler Directors: G. A. Wolf, M. A. Fisk. John C. Lehsou. Gaspard Deschamp*. J H. T. Ryman. A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED Hoyt-Dickinson Piano Co. VICTOR Victrolas AND Records Sheet Mus>a Street Railway Pioneer in Hindoostan Is Dead Hrookllne, Mass.—George Alvah Kit tredge, a pioneer In tlie operation of street railways in India, died at his home here. He was 84 years of age. Mr. Klttredge lived In Bombay for more than half a century, going there as a representative ol consular inter ests soon after his graduation from Yale. To accuse her of meaning every word she says is a serious charge to bring against a woman. Window and Plate Glass Windshield Glass Mirrors Largest stock and prompt service Simons Paint and Paper House AUTO DIRECTORY Ri l \n\r MISSOULA BUICK CO. 'UUlV'Xk. 612 8. Higgins. F. F. BARNES, MGR. Phon« 15« CADILLAC McCullough Turner Co. IIUPMOBILL 620 South HlgglnB An, WHITE TRUCKS Phone 1000 CLEVELAND TRACTOR H. O. BELL & CO. •1} South Hlgglna Ava. Phon« >1 Ford GRÄÖTSIX Johnston Motor Car Co. Corner of Front and Stevens Sts. Oldsmobile LOUIE'S GARAGE 115 W. Pine St. Phone 256 High Grade Motor Cars and Motor Trucks. Missoula Motor Company L. H. BARTON, MANAGER. 129 West Cedar Phone 316 MONTANA BLOCK -DIRECTORY I The Only Fireproof, Modem Office Building in Western Montana. Music Studio Abstracters MISSOULA COUNTY ABSTRACT COMPANY Room 214 Phon* 216 Attorneys ALBERT BESANCON Rooms 400-403 Phone 839 Red S. J. BISCHOFF Rooms 509-510 Phono 338 WALTER M. BICKFORD Rooms 512-13-14-15 Phono 173 PHILIP S. BROWN Room 607 Phono 42 R. C. W. FRIDAY Rooms 602-604 RONALD HIGGINS Room 407 Phon# 154 HOBLITT & SMITH Rooms 406-8 Phono 1017 E. G. SMITH Room 406 Phono 1017 A. B. HOBLITT Room 408 Phono 1017 C. A. RUSSELL Rooms 503-505 Phono 614 MADTEN A CAMERON Rooms 409- 1- 3 Phon# 273 MURPHY A WHITLOCK Rooms 512-13-14-15 Phono 173 JOHN E. PATTERSON Tooms 308-310 Phono 809 PATTERSON. HEYFRON A SIMES Rooms 309-310 Phono 808 LEWIS M. SIMES A. J. VIOLETTE Room 609 Phono 42 WILLIAM WAYNE Room 511 Phono 808 F. C. WEBSTER Room 405 Phono 519 Banks WESTERN MONTANA NATIONAL BANK Ground Floor Phono 39 Civil Engineer C. E. WOODWORTH Room 312 Dentists C. H. McCOMB Rooms 213-215 Phon« 622 DR. R. H. NELSON Rooms 210-211 Phon« 1008 CHAS. L. SMITH Rooms 303-305 Phon« 692 Black DR. W. B. WALKER Rooms 200-201-203 Phon« 151 J Opticians N. H. SCHWEIKER Rooms 205-207 Phon« 108 J ELSE E. SWARTZ Rooms 606-608 Dressmaking MISS MALEY Rooms 504*506*508 Forest Service BITTER ROOT NATIONAL FOREST Rooms 413-414-415 Phon# 448 LOLO NATIONAL FOREST Rooms 601-602-604 Phon# 944 MISSOULA NATIONAL FOREST Rooms 500-501-802 Fuel ROUNDUP COAL COMPANY Room 212 Phono 323 Miscellaneous U. S. OFFICE OF PUBLIC ROADS AND RURAL ENGNEERING Rooms 813-815 Phone 640 QUADRANGLE OIL CO. Room 411 SOUTHERN MONTANA OIL CO. Room 105, Ground Floor Phono 783 SUPERIOR LAND CO. Room 607 Phon« 42 CRYSTAL BARBER SHOP Basement Phono 692 R«d C. L. COWELL Room 314 Phono 1021 Physicians C. L. BOURDEAU Rooms 306-307 Phono 982 H. B. FARNSWORTH Rooms 202-204 Phon« 710 DR. E. H. FREEZE Room« 207-209 Phon« 017 G. F. TURMAN Rooms 300-301-302-303 Phon« 171 Public Accountant E. L. FREEMAN Room 312 Real Estate and Insurance BLACKFOOT LAND DEVELOP« MENT COPMANY Ground Floor Ph«na 548 DAN H. ROSS Rooms 206-208 Phon« SSS M. R. C. SMITH Room 212 Ph«n« 323 WESTERN MONTANA LAND CO. Rooms 401-402 Phon« 1S7 Water Power Section U. S. FOREST SERVICE Superintendent of Con struction JOHN M. BRECHBILL Room« 208-200 Rooms 506-0 Phon# ISIS Island People Get Water to Drink From Séa Bottom On the coast of Bahrein island, In the Persian gulf, there is no. fresh water, so the inhabitants of that very hot climate resort to getting drinking water from the bottom of the harbor, where there are springs of pure water that weil up through the sand. Knowledge of the location of these springs is handed down from genera tion to generation. Divers equipped with water bags made of skins, descend j from boats and catch the water as it ; flows from the sands by inverting their j bags over the current of the spring.— i Marine. Journal.