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THE CONDITION OF THE MARKETS
It is gratifying to observe that food costs are falling with
the beginning of the most bountiful harvest in all our history,
and there is equal gratification that most commodity prices are
strengthening with the coming of trade on a scale which will
enable us to satisfy the wants of other lands. The Annalist's
curve of the food cost of living shows a decline which has yet
far to go to reach last year's level. This is confirmed by the
Labor Bureau's report of retail prices of food, which were
at their high point in December. Retail prices indicate the cost
of living, but wholesale prices indicate the course of trade, and.
the wholesale prices are rising, according to Dunn's Review.
I'he meaning of that is that the reduction of trade due to the
ending of war orders is giving way to increase of peace orders.
Even the Federal Reserve Board has taken note of the upward
trend of business during May:
Practically uniform report from all Federal Reserve agents
point to a summer and autumn of unusual activity, with many
indications of business prosperity, especially in agriculture
and merchandise, and to some degree in manufacturing."
Retail trade is at a maximum, showing unimpaired buying
power and confidence in the maintenance of the wage scale.
Such fundamental trades as building and iron and steel are re-
viving on a scale which indicates readiness to do business on
the existing,level of prices instead of waiting for profits on the
basis of savings in costs rather than in activity.
These are the conditions reducing the importance of the
fall in the security markets, which receives so much more atten-
tion. The commodity markets have no such press agents as Wall
Street, which spread the security prices by telegraph while
the commodity priced must be hunted up on the business page.
After a month of boiling security prices an interval for consoli-
dation of the price level is necessary if it is to be maintained.
Those who find meaning in the economic relation of security
and commodity prices naturally have a preference for those
prices which have some reason for moving together. For ex-
ample, it takes a year of two to raise meat and hides, and a year
to raise most crops. In such commodities there is no prospect
of almost unlimited and comparatively speedy increase of pro-
duction, as in those goods which increased factory capacity
can turn out promptly and in any quantity which can be sold.*
Securities representing natural products such as food, a|_d
manufacturers of products such as shoes and clothing,, and We
means of producing them, are more likely to withstand the
market decline than other securities which are greater specu-
In any case, the softening of the speculative shares is
rather favored than resisted by bankers who are called upon
to finance it. The margins required on the quick movers are
That is should be, and ther is grief ove the
security market's fall outside of those directly concerned in it.
VELVET. THE FRIENDLY
TOBACCO HOME AGAIN
In the United States there are 2,457,334 miles of public
road, and if all the automobiles in the country stood evenly dis-
tributed there would be five motor cars to every mile of road.
If the motor cars of the nation were loaded to the limit with
people, half of the population of the United States could be
hauled at one time. About eighty-seven per cent of the auto-
mobiles of the world are on the roads of the United States.
It is to be hoped that the more liberal provisions'which are
being worked out by the bureau of war risk insurance for in-
clusion in term policies taken out by men in military service will
be acted upon favorably. The inducement to retain this in-
surance at the rates* which have been announced is small, and
there are many of the soldiers and sailors who cannot consider
keeping it up.
A little care in the cancellation of tax stamps should be
taken by our citizens who would escape the one hundred dol-
lar fine. Laxness in this matter will not be tolerated by the
internal revenue, bureau, which insists that every stamp on tax-
able articles must be properlyNcanceled.
Velvet Tobacco, in its jolly red tin,
is again a feature of cigar stores,
big and little. There is again Velvet
in the pipes, and contentment in the
hearts of an army of American pipe
smokers. And thereby hangs a tale.
"Where's Velvet Tobacco gone?"
those same folks inquired, when dis
appointed in their quest for that age
mellowed, friendly tobacco, which
had made them and their pipes side
partners for years.
Where was Velvet? Ask the Red
Cross man or the "Y" man. Ask the
Salvation Army lassie. Ask the hur
ried and harassed Quartermaster
corps that were responsible for "more
beef, more bullets and more tobacco"
for the boys under the tin derbies.
Yes, that's why Velvet was not on
some of the dealers' shelves. It was
on the ships, in the cantonments, in
the billets and the trenches. But Vel
vet is now wearing the red chevron
of an honprabl discharge.
The doughboy who smoked the
"tinned Kentucky sunshine'* in
France can now enjoy its friendly
company on his own front porch.
Those of us who willingly gave up
luxuries that the boys over there
might have them, can stuff our old
gripes once more with Velvet and
"smile, smile, smile."
And good old Velvet JoeJ Well,
he's back in the columns of this
paper and glad to see you all again.
moneye forno commercialrbor-
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Everyone is pleased with the quick
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hydrastis, etc., as mixed in Lavoptik
eye wash. One man's eyes were so
badly strained he could not read
without pain. Two applications re
lieved him. A lady with weak, in
flamed eyes was greatly helped by
ONE bottle. We guarantee a small
bottle of Lavoptik to help ANY
CASE weak, strained or inflamed
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We buy Cattle, Hogs,
Veal, Chickens, Butter
at Highest Cash Prices
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AT THE BEX TOtfAY.
Have you ever bad the experience
of being sent home by parcel post?
Or have you missed the fun by sit
ting in a beautifully upholstered par-'
lor car? Jane and Katherine Lee
travel parcel post in their latest
William Pox production, "Smiles,"
which will be shqwn at the Rex
theatre today, and the reason they
are compelled to travel that way Is
because the great wave of economy
that swept the United States recent
ly put a padlock on the pocketbook
of their Aunt.
"Smilies," accordingly to report,
is crowded with laughter. Also it
has scenes that will send- a cold
chill through youonly to have you
warmed up with, a humorous ending.
This is a picture, it Is said, to he
awaited with ljaen interest.
"THE WORLD TO UVE IH."
"The World to Live In," Alice
Brady's latest Select picture, is the
story of a tinpanner, one of the kind
of young women who come to the
city every year with: no kin, no
money, nothing'hut a wild desire for
happiness and "the world to live in."
They work tor their living and play
at being, pals with the gilded youths
who pay their way. They look like
real metal, but they ring hollow.
They are .not bad,- they are not good,
just tinpanners. This unusual story,'feel
with a remarkable cast, will be of
fered by Select pictures at the Rex
DRAMA OF TEAS
The most virile production of the
yearthus did the New York critics
and the motion picture public pro
claim "The Border Legion,' 'the re
markoble picturizatlon of Zane
Grey's gripping story, when the
powerful action-drama of the West,
starring Blanche Bates and Hoibart
Bosworth, /scored an instantaneous
and continued triumph in* its week's
presentation at the Strand theatre.
New York. "The Border Legion" is
the work of T. Hayes Hunter, for
years stage director for David Bel
asco and other famous producers. He
personally produced and directed the
elaborate and full-of-action screen
classic of the West. Goldwyn, which
distributes "The Border Legion," is
confident that the combination pf a
gripping Zane Grey story, the brtl
lian performances of Blanche Bates
and Hobart Bosworth and Mr. Hun
ter's forc'efulness in' production, can
not fail to win the highest, appro
bation of evevy class of picturegoers
when "The Border Legi6n" is pre
sented at the Grand theatre Wednes
day and Thursday.
LAST TIME TONIGHT.
In his latest Paramount picture,
"The Roaring Road," Wallace Reid's
the popular star, playing the role of
"Toodles Waldon," has, twpj great
ambitions or desires. The first is to
win the hand of his employer's
daughter, known as "Th*e Ciiib," and
When baby becomes fretful
and puny that something is
amiss with the nourishment she
is supplying. It is simply the
condition of the mother reflect
ed in the child. Constipation,
the great foe of health, is at
work. The system, unaided, is
unable to throw off the poisons
stored up in the bowels. A cup
of "Hollister's Rocky Mountain
Tea," nature's great herb rem
edy, will, quickly relieve ^the
condition. Get a package to
day. Take a cup before bed
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When The Day Is Over
household cares and the
made you un-
there is noth-
ing in life but
headache, backache and worry, turn to
the right prescription, one gotten up by
Dr. Pierce fifty years ago.
Everything growing out of the ground
seems intended for some use in establish
ing natural conditions. Dr. Pierce, of
Buffalo, N. Y., long since found out what
is naturally best for women's diseases.
He learned it all through treating thou
sands of cases. The result of his studies
was a medicine called Dr. Pierce's Favor
ite Prescription. This medicine is made
of vegetable growths that nature surely
intended for backache, headache, weak
ening, bearing-down pains, irregularities,
pelvic inflammations, and for the many
disorders common to women in all ages of
life. Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription is
made of lady's slipper root, black cohosh
root, unicorn root, blue cohosh root and
Oregon grape root. Dr. Pierce knew,
when he first made this standard medi
cine, that whiskey and morphine are in*
jurious, and so he has always kept them
out of his remedies. Women who take
this standard remedy know that in Dr.
Pierce's Favorite Prescription they are
getting a safe woman's tonic-so good that
druggists evc^ywbsFo sell it, in liquid er
the second, to drive the Darco car,
of which "The- Bear," his employer,
has the agency, in an impending
Grand Prize Road Race. He seeks
to win the former by accomplishing
"THE HOPE CHEST."
Suppose you were just married.
Suppose you were looked upon as one
with high social standing, and you
had promised to love honor and pro
vide for one of your father's working
girls, -without his knowledge. Sup
pose your father found it out arid
forced you to separate from your
wife. Suppose your cousin, who is
in love with you, tells you that your
wife has been seen at twelve o'clock
at night saying goodbye to one of
the most widely known rogues of the
ity. Suppose you later found your
wife in his arms. What would you
do? These are the problems that
confronted Tom Ballantyne, in "The
Hope Chest," Dorothy Gish's second
Paramount picture which will be
shown at the Elko theatre last times
Their solution by Ballantyne, and
the way Dorothy as the wife accepts
the solution constitutes one of the
most gripping moments of the play.
NEW PHOTOPLAY PRAISED.
If opinions of experts are worth,
anything, then "The Man From Fun
eral Range," Wallace Reid's latest
Paramount starring vehicle which
will he displayed at the Elko theatre
Wednesday and Thursday/, is certain
to become one of his most popular
pictures. Mr. Reld says he is de
lighted with the photoplay and that
it gives, him a characterization of
which any screen player may well
proud. The story is a picturi
zation by Monte Katterjohn of Er
nest Wilkes' play "Broken Threads"
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number. A man can be as vigorous and
able at seventy as at twenty. Condition,
not years, puts you in the discard, A
system weakened by overwork and care
less living brings old' age prematurely.
tFhe bodily functions are impaired and
(unpleasant symptoms appear. The weak
spot is generally the kidneys. Keep
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dition and you will generally findjronr-
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your muscles supple, your mind active,
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Remember to ak for the Imported
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THE BEMIDJI DAILY PIONEER TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 10, 1910
which was produced at the Fulton
theatre. New York, October 30,1917.
i Mr. Katterjohn, who is [extremely
critical offinis own work, says he had
no idea that the story would 'be as
entertaining as it is, and that, as
it stands, "there doesn't seem to be
a dull moment anywhere."
Now is the time to equip your car with an
Years'of service has proven the absolute de
pendability of the Exide Battery. It is the original
unit seal battery, strong in construction, depend
able in performance, easy to care for and of long
Drive around to Miller's Battery Shop, have
your battery tested and filled .with water. No
charge is made for this service.
If the battery needs repairs, quick and satis
factory work at a fair price is the method of hand
ling the job at
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