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and Reduce Your Grocery Bills »fournir Store Saves ives 15 Per cent in ICeoL Wash., Feb. 23.—You step bt in Mid help yourself. you pay the cashier and carry ' groceries heme in a market l.na Wit '« the way tlie Seattle flroceterla es system works, and it works sat - Ctorily for the public and for the who started it. I For the customer It moans a savin*: ■ *r 15 per cent In food costs. For the èrlginatnrs it has runs the cash reals ter to the tune of nearly a million n yearAi golden flow of money for a "hunch." , Few there are who would search for romance In the staid trade of selling eatables, but three young men found romance there. They capitalized their idea with what money they had, much elbow grease sod a lot of Intelligence. In less than three years they had pron out—big. ^ Walter A., Alvin O. and G. Martin Monson, formerly of Osceola, Net).,'and 9» under 81. "went west" in the fall of 1915, started their first groceteria and proceeded to make their fortune. They have increased their stores t<<< J2 houses—18 In Seattle and four in towns adjacent. The groceteria sells groceries on the cafeteria plan. Mrs. Housewife walks In with her market basket — or gets one in the store — makes a leisurely choice of things necessary' for the pantry and pays the man behind the cash register on the way out. I Prices are plainly marked on every jlrtlcle for sale. There Is no chance mistake or overcharging.* for the nstomer can figure the bill a* she I along. As to the success, pains and pleas nm of running groceterias, Walter A. jMonson explains from experience: • "When we first startl'd here, we laid put certain definite basic plaits, for the conduct of our business, such tut price reduction and the like, and stuck to f hem. ' "This type of business is not a sue *, tress except when conductod on a large acate. The secret is in the buying. We are able to operate successfully by pur* 'f. chasing large quantities of foods for «distribution to our different ftbres. And . brc didn't make money untir we had Established several stores. "The groceteria plan enables us to isdl foodstuffs 15 per cent lower then the ordinary type of retail store. "This Is how wg do ft: We make a paving because we have no expensive (delivery system; goderit hire; no tele phones m our stores; no outlay for pale service to t^te customer. And we wen for cash only. Such a saving per* gnits us to sell at lotoer prices to the ^public and the public surely likes the r«H took a little educating at first, ,but now that tiro* «materia is well «known here, we find the oltlxene only .too glad to carry their groceries home I ifor the chance of making money their purchases. "One thing we do mot like. Many big (manufacturers xftm'V sell to us because .we insist on making our fiwn selling (price. The manufacturer Wants to fix the price for the retailer, and as a re* .suit we frequently have to make a change In various brands — quit seme ,big house because it demands the .T*ht ito fix the price. "We try to treat the whioesaler fair. ,We never sell one urtlcle at a loss and .make it up on another. We make our prices low and keep them there. Hut (for us it is essential that we have the light to determine what the public shall pay—not for the manufacturer \o set an arbitrary scale. If wholesalers are ever permitted to fix a minimum price to retailers, we might as well ■t I * row up the sponge.'" The groceterias here sell all food ar tides except perishables. A unique advertising cnmi>uign adds spice to the .routine of business. The stores are all painted a uniform color—a bright or is nge. The trademark "Groceteria" lias been .copyrighted In several states by the Munsons, and in time they want to ear ly the idea of "every purchaser his own clerk and deliveryman" all over tiie ■United Stntes. Commandeer Hotels for Housing Shipyard Labor Washington, March 1 Before pro ceeding with construction of housing ■for shipyard workers, the shipping board, it was announced tonight, will commandeer all available empty hotels, apartment houses and residences in cities near where ships arc lo ins built, jin this way it is expected to supply ac commodations immediately for thou „Siunds of workmen. The $50,000,000 housing bill, signed today by President Wilson, authorizes ithe board to commandeer not only houses but land, and transporialiun system«: as well. It is entirely likely «that the land on which houses are in -be built will he commandeered in most (instances to prevent, speculative prices. for •D. p. to (instances I Scenes of Prosperity sre common in Western Canada. The thousands of U. S. farmers j who have accepted Canada's generous offer to settle on home steads or buy farm land in her provinces have been well repaid I by bountiful crops of wheat and ocher grains. Where you can buy good farm land at 915. to 530. par mara —get 95. a buahal for whaal and rain* SO to 45 tombais ts th* a«r* you are bound to make money— dial's [ what you can do in Western Canada. Is the province* of Manitoba. Saskatch ewan or Alberta you can get a fMM9ta«l sf 160 tores Free Shd other laud at very low priera. . During many years Canadian wheat I. fields have averaged 20 bushel* to the acre-many yields as hi gh as 4S bushHs to tffé mere. Wonderful crops also of Omißp tatoX port Ptom. MUM Far«. J 3 . market»--« jtnm for ntott«« ouecd nui way rates , Ottawa, Can., or to J. LP99TE Great p«iu L mg. M» V A THS GROCETERIA—WHAT IT IS .\ grocery run v,itlion delivery wagons. Mrs. Housewife helps herself to whatever she wants, then pays the cashier as she goes out. The priors are all marked on the articles. i The average retail price in the gro ceterias tango 15 per cent lower than that of other groceries. Tills represents the amount paid by the consumer for clerk hire, de livery, telephone and general over head expense. The groceteria is to the marketer What the cafeteria Is to the restau rant patron—a plnee where you servo yourself. Briet Bits of Y Missoula News j in in City maps at courthouse.—Adv. Miss Lillian Hock Is a guest In Mis soula from Lolo. Dr. Anna James, osteopath, 204 W. —Adv. Claude N. Bielenberg was In the city for the day from Deer Hodge. Seven per cent money to loan. H. •D. Fisher.—Adv. Mr. and Mr*. Sam Clements of Troy, Mont., are vtsltore in Missoula. Coffee Parlor now open until Ml: 30 p. m.—Aov. Dr. O. S. Thompson of Forma was In Missoula for the day on business. Dr, Willard, osteopath.' First Na tional Hank.—Adv. Mr. and Mrs. \V. J. Haley have gone to Butte to remain for an Indefinite period of time. Marsh, the undertaker, 211 W. Cedar. Phone Ml— Adv. Mr. and Mrs. A. 1*. Morse and little daughter motored In to the city yesterday from St. Ignat lus. Dr. Louise Smith, osteopath, 618.— Adv. A daughter was horn to Mr. and Mrs. Alex Henson of "37 Blaine street yesterday tit the Parker hospital. Dr. Harrison, practice limited to eye. ear, nose and throat and the fitting of glasses. Office, Higgins block.—Adv. A son was born at the Parker hos pital yesterday to Mr. and Mrs. F. F. Powell who reside at 413 Eddy avenue. R. Gw Inn, M. D., eye, ear, nose and throat specialist. Glasses ground at the office, First National Bank Bldg. — Adv. Mr. uml Mrs. C. II McLeod expect to leave Sunday for Portland, Ore., to spend a few weeks in rest and recrea tion. F. G. Moore, chiropractor. Phone 1084.—Adv. Mrs. Hoy Uhl, Mrs. Wright, Mrs. Fred Fullerton und Mrs. A. DeRocher came into Hie ell >• Thursday night from Hamilton. Spinks' chalk and cue tips leads the J world. Second hand pool tables for sale. James Piquett, 128 W. Main.— Adv. Mr. and Mrs. ,T. A. Conner with their little son and Hurt Garnett mo tored to tlie oily yesterday from their homes at Victor. Frederick Peterson, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Peterson, has gone to Ta coma to s; end a month with his un cle and mint, Dr. and Mrs. A. E. lllllis. Forest Hanger N. K. Wilkeison will return today to his station at l'arby. after being occupied with office work for Is wllh day Mrs. is ing and nt !l, lie ing on ent his for a fevy weeks at the Hitter Hoot forest, headquarters. T. S. Letlerman came to Ihe city on business yesterday from Plains. This Is Mr.' I.etterman'a first trip to Mis soula for several weeks, as ho was ill wllh measles and later with pneu monia. Mrs. John McMunus returned yester day to her home In Hutto after being a week in Missoula with her daughter, Mrs. Thomas M. Stephenson, who Is now convalescent from a serious Ill ness. Mrs. Stephen Birch of Fargo, N. D., is In Missoula for a few weeks, visit ing her sisters, Mrs. William Boacom and Airs. William Anderson. Mrs. Birch lias been spending the winter with her son, Albert Birch, at Sun Dlogo, Cal. Court Refuses Mooney's Plea for New Trial (Continued From Page One.li Mooney, who i unie next, was convicted nt minder in the first degree February !l, PUT, and sentenced February L'4 to lie bunged. A prominent witness was Frank C. Oxnian of Purkcc, Oregon. The trial judge later utilised the at lie I ^Victrola Outfit Don't put off getting that Victrola. You might just as well attend to it today. Here ? a splendid outfit that will interest you : Victrola IX .............................$50 (Mahogany or Oak) Twelve 10-inclT, 75c dou ble-faced Victors Records (24 selections)....................... 9 $59 Records of vour own choosing—pick out the kind of music you lilce best. Come in and hear this Victrola, and find out about our system of easy terms. Other styles of the Victor and Victrola $10 to $400. $1 DOWIl $1 Week Records sent on selection to out-of-town purchas ers. We deliver at our expense. Mail your order today. Hoyt-Diekinson Piano Go. 218 Higgins Avenue Missoula, Mont. At the Hotels MINES AT SUPERIOR GIVE MUCH PROMISE New Strike Made and Amador Shipping Ore. Several mines about Superior ore showing up good lately, according to K. Merrick of Mineral county who 1* In Missoula. The Superior copper mine, a few miles from Superior, has struck a good quality of low grade copper and it ap pears to lie :i paying proposition. The old Amador or Intermountain mine on Cedar creek has been shipping regu larly throughout the winter. They are also contemplating putting a steam engine oil their branch line from Iron Mountain to the mine. A gasoline en gine has been used but It lias not beon entirety satisfactory. There are several good mines about Superior but qro undeveloped because of lack of capital. State College Instructor Here. Miss Hess Rowe, of the extension department of the State College, at liozeman and head of the home demon stration agents of the state, arrived here yesterday. She left tills morn ing for Hamilton, where she will carry on work in the interest of the food campaign Miss Howe will be pres ent at the Women's Vocational con gress which opens at the university Monday*. Spokana Man Viaitt With Son at Palaoa. James K. Brady, a prominent busi ness man of Spokune is visiting with his son. Charles Brady, of the. local army'recruiting office, at the Palace hotel. • * on | I Old in Ip to torney general of California that In view of later developments. Mooney should be retried. One of the reasons, lie said, was that F. K. Kigali of Gray ville, III., had offered letters bearing Oxmnn's Signatur«, urging him to come out and testify In the case, iliman was tried for Hubornalion of perjury and was,acquitted, lie was not used as a witness in later trials. The at torney general in £urn filed with the supreme court a "cprmcnt" to a new I Hal. The supreme court found noth ing in the constitution enabling It to act on Euch n document and proceeded with consideration of an appeal which had'been tiled previously. This Is tho appeal, decision on which was given today. Cables from Petrograd concerning street demonstrations over "Mooney tlie anarchist" reported In Russia to have been hanged In San Francisco meanwhile directed attention of the stnto department to the case. President Wilson communicated with Governor William D. Stephens of California, and was advised that Mooney's appeal, filed February 34,1917, was still pending, and he could not bo hanged unless the np penl was decided adversely. Mooney's wife, Mrs. Rena Mooney was tried next, and also acquitted Israel Welnbery, another defendant fol lowed, and also was acquitted. Both were charged with murder. After their acquittal they were held In jail without ball, on the ground that they were still under Indictment« of murder, one In dictaient having been voted for each of several victims of the explosion. Ed uard 1>. Nolan, a fifth defendant, who said lie could prove ho Was in Balti more, Md., the day of tho explosion, was released on hail and l\as not been brought to trial. i-mmmL Literature Are Nabbed Dillon, March 1.—FrXnk Healy and Albert Brooks were arrested yesterday on a charge of distributing German j propaganda. The men were arrested will after they had given a ranch hand Horn? of thf* I. W. W. literature which on w" of the worst kind. The ranch more hand turned Hie literature over to of- or fleers ami Idontifed the men who had i« given it to him. It la understood that gâtions Hrucks has been living here for some "low time. « Later in the afternoon two more "wobblies" were picked up and landed in the county jail pending on Investi gation. We Owe a Lot, but a Lot Lès» Than Other Nations Washt«i.n, D. C.—July, 1914. the national debt of the United States was tfttt.ooo.ortft. Today it is *7,000,000,000. Ip 1914 kite national debt was $9.6.8 per apita find now Is *67.50 pci* capita, ut nolwithstanding this sharp in crease in the national debt of over *0,000,000,000 the per capita national debt of the United States today Is less Iban the per capita debt of England be foVe the war by $10, of Germany by .50. Ilf Italy by $6.10, and France by *100., It the war ends in 1918 the 'nited States will then have a na ional debt actually less than that of France prior to the war. American Troops Repulse Vicious German Drive ed of mum years' his inite be (Continued From Page One.) wounded, Including officers. The Americans displayed the greatest per sonal courage, bravery and energy throughout, the engagement and out fought the surprised enemy from the Instant contact was established. Jturing tho bombardment a town he hind the American line was heavily shelled and there were some casualties. INVITES SOCIALISTS. (Amsterdam.—Nikolai 1-eriine, the Bqbihcvlk premier of Russia, who re cently Invited a. Rumanian Socialist delegation to Petrograd to discuss measures for converting Rumania Into a republic, has extended a. similar Invitation to Dutch Socialists, asking them to send two delegates to Petro grad. LAST TIMES TODAY ( pmmatntÇKJum ( dp mti u * /vtwWi benjamin Chapin* "Hie « SON 0FDEN0CRACY Wnito» Afv.tod tod ixoamtol I» fon|4ito*C1Uf A. $ "Mother" First of the Series prov ing that the hand that rocks the- cradle rules the world. And MUaaCFKDEM» mHtJtavsDefcuafe AMfUnOUMTMCTUfe * TV» Hoarders of Sugar and Flour .Must Let Go. Butte March , _ A 8tate -wlde order will be issued forthwith ty Food Ad mlniatrator Alfred AtMnaon ealMng up on all peraoaa in Montana who liave more than a t ht (tY-day supply at flour or sugar on fcaad ts disgorge. If this i« pot quickly compiled with lnvestl gâtions by fnhnl authorities Will fol "low and food hoarder* wilt ne arrest ed and dealt with under the provision* of tlie federal law calling for a maxi mum punishment of $5,490 fine and two years' imprisongfont. Professor Atkinson today announced his plan to issue auch an order. A def inite date when tjto.axees*.food* .must be returned to the dealer from wham purchased will be set. resi ding here. It was lpa hud^lght. mmß -4N— Current Events Current "The Floor Walker" ISIS scâtts mmmm Bijou Theater Valeska Suratt IN U 99 An elaborate adaptation for the screen of this famous novel by the world's most imaginative writer, H. Rider Haggard. The Last Episode of The Fighing Trail B Shows, 7,8:30 and 10. NM9ÜN Ibfife' 4* Missoula, Montana, January 30,1918. • To the Families of Men in the Military £ervfée 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. Itper mits them to make allotments to other tiear rela tives. The government agrees to add certain al lowances to these allotments. The act further provides for compeaeatkMi to men who are disabled in the servie» and ptfieitt in surance to be taken out for the benefit of the men and their dependents. You are probably not familiar with your right! under the law. The Missoula Chapter of the Red Croea wiU gladly furnish you information and advice in i to these nutters, free of charge- For 1 an office will be open in the Thursday evening at 8 o'clock. This off the room just west of the perhttandent of schools. The Home Service Soation ___ _ be glad to be of senrioe to m in thie «»y. U alto be ready to advise *im you fti ffggrdtto other troublesome matters. Missoula Chapter' AMERICAN RED CR066 Home Service Seettta ? 4ay. sm£ . the sen > advantage of any In cr ease 1» befofo the federal law nested, the sit fut .gay foaling, crop comea In every must h* put into th# <A for an equitable diatffl sary." a «Muashad ut lap wax sug t foo serious text wheat exe**» pound Basis of trade, itlbh Is neces WILLAÄ0 A.JAVHAWKK*. Lawrence. Kan., March 1.—Jess Wil lard, heavyweight boxing champion, has purchased a reaktome and 55 notes her* and announced his intention Of resi ding here. It was lpa rwed hud^lght.