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G.O.P. SECRETARY Attempted to Get Official Job Representing Big Meat Concerns. REVEALED IN LETTERS f Food Administration Fixed Egg Laws to Aid Large Produce Dealers. * Chicago, Feb. 27.—Letters scttliiK forth the desire of John C. Kversman, secretary of the Republican congres sional committee and recently assistant secretary of the Republican national COTiHniltee' to represent the packers in Washington and of his employment by Wilson and oomjMuiy and their repre sentatlve in the capital enlivened the final minutes of today's hearing of the investigation of the federal trade com mission into the affairs of packers. Mr. Kversman outlined in detail, ac cording to letters introduced, his sev eral qualifications for the position of representative of the packers :tt Wash ington. Other letters introduced by Francis J. Heney, counsel for the com mission showed that the packers did not join in hiring Kversman, but that he was employed In the rapacity sug gested to him by Wilson and com pany at a much smaller remuneration than suggested by him in his negotia tions with the five packing houses. Heney Read« Letters. The Kversman letters were read into the record by Mr. Heney. The first was dated Washington, May li, J',117, and addressed to lletiry Vender of Chi cago, counsel for Swift and company. It read: "Fred UpljtUli lias explained the dif ficulty of getting the principals togeth er which, of course, I can appreciate. However, our friends here whose back ing and co-operation I can count on, are hoping that possibly things will come to a favorable head the forth coming week. They are willing to help mo organize the work so results will be produced." Explaining this letters, which was taken from the Swift files, not from Mr. Vceder's safe, was another in the form of a memorandum from Kvers man, discovered in the Armour files by agents of the commission. "The proposed new association with you gentlemen was suggested about the time your Chicago friends visited Washington last December." The memorandum reads: Csntributions Failed. graW AUt of a belief that the » ft rwn iwthfftf P i Hf wi F i 1 '» ,, ■ «wm been making were not turning out the way it was expected; that to a certain extent they were being wasted: that there existed no organized effort to improve the friendly attitude of nation al legislators to your industries and your principals; that a great deal of misfortune was going about and, that experience had been that when your friends down here wanted to help they neither had the time nor the facts to go about making converts and some times your friends found themselves, because of lack of proper preparatory educational work, under a cloud of auspicion in attempting results foe you. "Under such a condition of affairs it was felt by friends wbo genuinely had your interests at. heart, that the great industry which you lead could very well afford to have representation here in Washington. A somewhat simi lar arrangement is conducted by the woolen manufacturer« in having Mr. Reynolds, secretary of the national Re publican committee to watch matters for them." Controlled Egg Prices. Earlier in the session Seymour H Neumann, testifying concerning eggs, «aid that the ruling of the food ad ministration announced by W. F. Eriebc, fixing a maximum price for «•ggs in cities where egg exchange» were established, worked Tor the bene fit of the i>aekers. SO per cent of w|tosc egg business was in the smaller communities. He said that the pack ers bought eggs in Iowa at Tiiglier j>rice than their Chicago competitors could charge under the food ruling. "The packers bought the eggs at tli< high figure, expecting to sell them still Ntdiiiig like to Increase Strength, Vigor and Nerve Force ORDINARY BITItO - PHOSPHATE WILL DOUBLE THE STRENGTH OF WEAK, DELICATE, NER VOUS PEOPLE IN TWO WEEKS' TIME IN MANY INSTANCES. Weak nerves quickly reduce the strong and robust to an extremely piti able condition and rob men and women of aJ! the Joy* of life. Slowly and sfsltiilly the health is deatoyed, and po*r sufferer only realizing the magni tude ot his ailment when faulty mem ory* sleeplessness, indecision, lack of energy nr other unmistakable symp tom indicate weak nerves. Then it ta a aeriens and dangerous mistake to rir aort to the use of so-called tonics, alcoholic or drug stimulants. Weak and exhausted nerves need food and nourishment —not stimulants that lash them into temporary activity. The food and nourlshmemnt advised by present day physician» is Just one 5 groin tablet of pure bitro-phosphate t r X*' n during or immediately after each mml. Simple advice, but its soundness line been paged over and over again. Moreover, tin* remedy is within the reqeh - of evjeay sufferer from weak nerve* a* n largo pafekage of bttro phoephate taklet» isuificient for two weeks' treatment) can be obtained from Missoula Drug Ce.. O. F. Peter son. t>. C. Fmlth. or any first-class at reasonable cost and every is accompanied by a binding intee of satisfaction of mosev Here's Woman Who _Heads Nurse Corps DORA 17. THOMRfQKi Special Staff Dispatch. 1.K00 Washington, l'eb. 27.—Ov women of the army nurse corps are serving in the Fniled States arntj in France and 2.70» others are working in the army hospitals in this country. The em-ps is just as much a part of the army as the field artillery. Many of tlpise abroad will serve within range of Kerman guns, and all must brave the Hun air raiders who lovi the shin ing mark of a hospital. The commander of America's wyunen soldiers is .Miss Dora K. Thotnjpson, whose official title is superintendant of the nurse corps. if nurses held mili tary rank corresponding to that of men site would probably be a major gen eral at hast—for site is a corps com mander in effect. higher since there was a great scarcity of eggs this winter," said the witness. According to the witness the rule limiting loans on produce warehouse receipts to 70 per cent of the value of the commodity in place of the 00 tier cent formerly allowed, worked to the disadvantage of the independent dealers, who, in many' cases, had nut. sufficient capital to permit him to handle large quantities of product» on that basis. I. W. W. Growing Active Over Northern Idaho Spokane, Feb. 27.—Industrial 'Work eta of the World are active in northern I^laho, T. A. Walters..attorney general he «topped on his way to Boise after conducting a quiet investigation in tile northern part of the state. The organization is getting estab lished in the mining districts of the '.'oeur d'Alones. Attorney General Walters said. SPANISH VESSEL SUNK. Madrid. Feb. 27.—The Spanish press announces today without official con firmation the torpedoing of the Span ish ship Sarniero. Efforts to obtain official confirmation elicited this com ment: "F-l>oats obtained better results against Spanish shipping than aguinst Italian and French tonnage last week." All typewriters are not types of fem inine beauty. Buy Another WAR SA VINOS STAMP Doing Our fart Did yon ever notice the difference between the sise of a crowd in A store Saturday afternoon and ether daya of the week? The telephone company is now (erring a "Saturday afternoon erowd ' every day. Since the war began the businesa activity of ther«ountry haa been expanding with abnormal rapidity. Thia haa required constantly more and more telephone aervice for the business house* Complete telephone ayatenu have been built and are maintained at more than fifty training campa over the oountry. Thia baa taken a tremendous amount of equipment and the services of a large number of skilled telephone men. Many of our men are constantly engaged in Installing and maintain. ing the equipment used only by the Government in this country. In addition to this, our Government needed skilled telephone men in the prosecution of the war, and these could be furnished only by the telephone companies of the eenntry. In spite of the war and what it haa meant to this oompany in the increased number of telephone messages to handle, the enlistment of so many of our trained men, the shortage of equipment and the high cost of materials— In spite of ell these obstacles, we are meeting the needs of the publia for telephone service in a remarkably raeoesefnl way. The LABOR SHORTAGE CIVES NO ALARM Farmers of Bitter Root Have Plans Perfected for Time of Rush. WORKERS REGISTERED Card System in Vogue at Hamilton Expected to Supply Aid Needs. The no great concern felt In the Hitter Root valley in regard to the threatened labor shortage, according to William O. Fisk, president of the Valley Mercantile company of Hamil ton. who is here on a business trip. in order to provide againsi a possible scarcity of farm laborers during the tmrv sting period a card system is now being used at Hamilton, when ail who signify that they will be able tq, aid the formers during the coming season, are l*a cd and will tie called upon when needed. By tills method it is believed that ail danger ot loss of crops through insufficient farm help will he done away with. Winter Has Favored, The mild winter lias made it passi ble for the farmers to do much of their work earlier than in other y'etvrs and therefore will not require as much help during the planting season. Mr. Fisk says that wheat will lie the princi pal crop this year and lie believes that it will lie one Ilf the largest that the Hitter Root lias had for some time. Hecause ,,f the government's desire that there lie as little building going on as possible there Is hardly any con struction work of any consequence lie in, g done ill the. Hitter Root this year. British Show Activity in Air Raids on Huns Loudon, Fell. 27.—An official state irn*nt on British Aerial operations to days says; The weather was line Tuesday, but a strong west wind greatly favored the enemy in the air fighting. Four tons of bombs were dropped on large rail way sidings ut Courtrai, a railway junction midway between Douai anil Valenciennes, two airdromes north of Douai and Billets. The. fighting in the air wan severe and there were many combats between the enemy's scouts and our recon naissance, bombing and lighting ma chines. One enemy machine was brought down by gunfire, another v.as forced to land tnstde the British line« and 12 others were brought down. Eight of our machines are missing. During the night more than half n ton of bombs were dropped on the bar racks and railway stations at Treves. The same night nearly one and one half tons of bombs were dropped on an airdrome near Metz. One hostile ma chine was brought down. All of ours returned safely. BAG PRICE FIXED. Spokane, Fob. 27.—A maximum priei .................... ..... of 27 . cents'for all standard' Calcutta and domestic wheat bags has lieen agreed to between bag makers ^of t he United States and the food administra tion. according to informations from ,, „ I l oon Administrator Hoover, announced tonight by Charles Hebberd. food ad ministrator for Washington. lit Dolltes Sad Lieutenant Sought as For ger Treated Her "White." Detroit. Mich.—IJeutenant fl. R. Avery. F. S. A., is being sought by the police on a charge of forg ery made by the Hotel Ponchar trftln. Federal authorities are looking for him also, having raised a question as to his right to wear the uniform of an army officer, "white" and site still believes In him. Also. Avery wss a "good «ponder." .Mis« Dillon still fondle* kewpte dolls Avery gave her with candy, glove«, a picture of hlm «elf in full uniform, and hl« ad dress in St. lands. Miss Dillon Is a chorus girl in a burlesque troupe. Avery gav, her a diamond ring also, »he said, but this she returned the next day The lieutenant is said to have told tho J'ontchartrain manage ment that lu was connected with the Foyty-fifth division at Jeffor son barracks, Missouri. A telegram from the commanding officer says that he never heard of Avery and that the Forty.fifth division wasn't there either Cathay Is Name by Which China Was Once Known Ixindon.—Cathay was an old name of Filina by which tlial countn was known tu Khiropeati« during the middle aces. The British encyclopedia, suis: "Fathay is derived from Ivhital, the name which was properly liait of the kingdom established by tlm KlliUn conquerors in the northern provinces of Fhina about A. D >J07 and wan sub sequently applied to tlie whole of chipa." Klilt,ii is still tin- Russian name fur Chinn. btnWTRR! HAIRI? Gray hair, however handsome, de notes advancing age. Wo all know the advantage« of a youthful appear anee. Tour bail 1 » your charm. it makes or mars the face. When it fades, turns gray and looks streaked, Just a few application» of «age Tea and Huiphur euluineea its appearuuco a hundred-fold. Don't »lay gray; Look young! Either prepare tho recipe at home or get from anv drug store a bottle of "Wyeth's Huge and Huiphur Com pound." which is merely the old-time recipe improved by the addition of oilier Ingredients. Thousands of folks recommend this ready-to-use preparation, because it darkens the hair beautifully, besides, no ouu can possibly tell, as it darkens so natur ally and evenly. You moisten n sponge or soft brush with it. drawing this through the hitlr, taking one small strand at a time. By morning '"T Kr * y halr <,t " a * ,,>ear " : ufu>r •wi tncr application or two, Its natural color is restored and it becomes thick, glossy and lustrous, and you appear years younger. Wyeth's Sage and Huiphur Com pound is delightful toilet requisite, lit is not intended for the cure, miti gation or prevention of disease, H. ROULER MUST SUPPORT FAMILY Missoula County Gets First Convention Under "Lazy ; Husband Law." I TO WORK FOR COUNTY Wages of Frenchtown Man for Six Months to Go to Wife and Babes. Henry Roulier of Fretu luo" n will begin at once to support Ids family. Phil Gagnon, justice ill the peace, yesterday sentenced Rouller to Jail for six mouths and at the same time issued an order that tho board of count! commissioners use Roiiller's labor ami send the wages to his fam ily. lloulier was convicted under the C. The Gates of Styledom Are Open at Donohue's Fresh from the sources of Fashion come the new Spring Coats, Suits anc! Dresses. Come and see their attractive style; all very simple and yet so wonderfully made from every popular fabric in colors most suitable to this season. Scores of women will be at tracted to this popular store to see the many pretty things for Spring wear. Come with your friends and see this interesting display. ■\ r - A Fine Assortment of the New Dresses Specially Priced for Thursday. Truly wonderful dresses are these, developed from taffeta, crepe de chine, Georgette and also Georgette crepe, combined with foulard. We are offering you a very special induce ment for Thursday when these pretty dresses whose value is $29.50, can 0*1 <7 CA be had for......................................... $1 I «DU Wool Jersey Dresses Are Extremely Popular No woman who sees these but will fall in love with them at first sight. There is such a diversity of pretty styles that choosing be comes a pleasure. Made of real wool jersey. Colors of biege, beaver, turquoise, pearl gray, Pekin, coral and khaki. Braid and embroidered. Both straig ht and belted models. They are priced at really moderate figures, be ing— $19.75 AND UPWARDS NEW IDEAS IN SPRING FOOTWEAR For Men, Women and Children We are constantly showing something new in footwear in the popular Basement Shoe Store. We'd like to have you call and see the new styles. We've assembled a fine display of spring footwear for your selection. You'll like the way we can serve you. Any style, any last, any price, you want to pay. Mail Orders Promptly Filled Mail Orden FflM lazy husband law." which County Attorney F. R. Angevine says he is de termined to use against all domestic slackers. Evidence presented at the trial showed thnt Rouller, who is a lug. husky man. lias been letting ills family starve while he spent his oc caskmal earnings for liquor. ; Cacher and Girl Held I on Charge of Espionage Salt Iaike, Feb. 27.—Miss Augusta Minnie 1 Tokinan and the Rev. It. Hen- ry Lcesmiuin, charged with having at- tempted to smuggle a note to Ernest A. I,cybold, an enemy alien confined In the war prison barracks at Fort 1 toublnss, were held for further in- vestigation by the federal grand jury today. -Miss pecknmn's bond was fixed at $10,000 and that of i.eesmana at $,'.000. Both of tho prisoners were remanded to tile custody of the United States HY SURINE EYE REMEDY 91m Bad, Weak, Watery Bye* and ' QRANULATID CYCU.ID» Me ■<«« Restai tasrt—tsstbesb* Ms marshal anil ure lodged ip | jail. The federal gnutq Jury ' Vene sometim« învAçril. Wilson Grants to Condemned N< Washington, Feb. 27— Präsident Wil son today granted an Indefinite respite to five negro soldier* ot th* Fourth infantry, sentenced by coufe martial to bo hanged for particip In the Houston riot*. Famous Wi Heals Sldn D. D. D.. the rreatwt ofakla teaadic* will rrraoY those akin aflictiMSthat harp made your life a burden. That in* tolerable .tcliiac. tern»* and 4bcata fort wili tliiappear «oder the Magie of tli it rowed.. Hundred! tntUT it has cured cane! pronounced IncuraU*. The Ant bottle is guaranteed lokfHjM relief. Try D. D. D. »Sc, «Oc andM.Ni P.D.P.