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K. G. Smith and J. C. Wade to
Receive Claims of Mon
tana Men.
Captain F. E. Townsend, government
representative who has been here in
vestigating claims of Montiina men who
were sent to Nitro, W. Va., last No
vember, but returned dissatisfied, saying
conditions there were not as had been
represented to them, left for New York
<-ity last evening, accompanied by his
secretary. Roland II. Horning. Captain
Townsend has appointed 14. C. Smith
and J. C. Wade, two Great Falls men
who have bad considerable experience
handling claims of various kinds, to duty
at the local office of the United States
Employment service. They will receive
claims turned in by the men and forward
them with the necessary accompanying
data to the proper officials at Nitro.
.All claims fianlly approved at Nitro will
be settled for by the disbursing officer
of the plant. Smilh and Wade will also
visit the other larger cities of the state
to receive claims there.
Governor Approves Plan.
While at Helena Captain Townsend
submitted the government's plan of treat
iug tie men to Governor Stewart and
the state's chief executive has approved
the plan. Captain Townsend has divided
the claims into two classifications. No.
1 will include all claims for transporta
tion to and from Nitro. all baggage
charges, applications to have baggage
now stored at Nitro returned, bills for
meals and lodging en route to or from
the plant and statements calling for re
imbursement of transportation 011 the
bodies of men who died at Nitro. No. 2
••laims will include anything else turned
in by the men. The first classification is
definite. That is, the government au
thorizes Captain Townsend to approve
all apparently fair statements turned in
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for any of the things mentioned in class
1. The claims which will fall in class 2
will have to be considered. The; do not
come under the government list of what
wiil be done for the men. but the govern
ment, according to Captain Townsend
wishes to treat the men fairly and re
alizes that there is a possibility some of
the men may have peculiar claims which
the government may have overlooked.
While very few claims containing any
thing else except those under the first
classification will be considered. _still
there are some that will be, and it is
probable, according to the raptain, that
some of the men will be reimbursed for
them. They are cases that will be con
sidered on their individual merits.
Requires Much Tact.
Captain Townsend says he found con
di tions at Helena, Havre and the other j
towns be visited on this matter about
the same as in Great Falls. In many in
stances he believes the claims turned in ;
are too high and unreasonable. Then !
again some of the men having small
claims, when informed what they must j
sign and the information they must give j
the government to have their claims
considered, simply drop th» matter on
the spot, saying it is too much bother. ;
Captain Townsend says this is unfortu
nate because these men will probably
have a mistaken impression about the
government's way of dealing with them. ,
The government will be glad to treat the ;
men fairly but must have the necessary
information before doing anything.
Some of the claims turned in include "a
request for reimbursement for lost time, i
Captain Townsend again stated that the j
government will not reimburse the men
for lost time because this would require
j congressional action and approval. j
"The entire matter," said the captain,
j "requires considerable tact, but we ex
j pect to straighten it out satisfactory to
! the government and the men."
I Watch Night Program at Cit
adel Is Religious in Charac
ter—Meeting Tonight.
Adjutant M. G. Sainsbury had charge
| of the special Watch Night services held
j by the Salvation A.'my last night at the
j Citidel from 11 to 12. following the reg
| ular meeting called early in the evening,
j The services were purely devotional and
| special music was giveu by Lieutenant
i May Phillips. Visitors at the gathering
| were Lieutenant Margaret Conrad and
I Envoy Alice Warren of Helena.
This evening at S a special New Year's
j service v.ill be held at the Citadel in
i ch; rge of Envoy Warren and Lieutenant
I Conrad, who are visiting the local or
i ganization. Special musical numbers wili
| feature the evening's program.
Butte. Dec. .'(1.—Members of the elec
tricians' union hold today that the strike
vote taken last evening against the
Mountain States Telefone and Telegraf
company may not be binding as they
claim the meeting was not sufficiently
advertised in accordance with the bylaws
of the union.
Cascade Bank Inaugurates Farm
Loan Department— J. W. Mc
Kenzie in Charge.
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In order to more fully meet the de
mands of its customers who are engaged
in the agricultural industry, the Cascade
bank of this city today inaugurates a
new policy and opens a new department
to be known as the farm loan depart
ment. The bank has called to the posi
tion of manager of this department J.
W. McKenzie, who has had a broad ex
perience hi that line of banking "and who
has been located in Great tails for the
past year. Mr. McKenzie expects to build
up a department that will fully meet the
needs in that line in every particular.
According to the president of the
bank. <\ li. Roberts, the Cascade bank
is expanding in this instance because of
the rapidly growing field of business that
the bank "has enjoyed and because of its
recognition of the need of a closer at
tention lo the demands of the farming
interests in the field if serves. Mr. Rob
erts fakes the position that one of the
fundamental necessities of this section
of Montana is the building up of the
farming interests, and he believes that in
order properly to encourage this line a
farm loan department is essential to the
successful operation of any bank.
"We are in the infancy ..f our ngri
tural industry." said President Roberts
yesterday. "We do not have to be proph
ets to foresee that this infant is going
to be a strapping and healthy youngster
v .-ry quickly and we, who are engaged in
the banking business, are asleep if we do
not realize that in order to benefit by
development of the farming interests we
must become helpers in bringing about
that development. Community welfare
comes from community action, and those
who lag behind and fail to do their share
in promoting development are failingto
measure up to the needs of right action
and good citizenship. Now »we, of the
Cascade bank, believe that our duty can
best be performed if we. help to encour
age the farming interests, and that we
can do that best if we organize a special
department to handle the business. We
have an organization thru our affilia
tion with other banks in northern Mon
lana thru which we can reach the farm
ing needs of a large section of our state.
Happily, we are so situated that we have
friendly relations with eastern institu
tions which will give us ample capital
for the fullest service of the patrons of
our territory. In putting Mr. J. W. Mc
Kenzie in charge of the department, wo
have selected a man experienced in that
line of banking, and we are pleased to
commend him to our farmer friends and
also to invite them to come and allow
us to assist, advise with and help them
in any way we can."
Manager Jordan Tells of Word
Concerning Selling Schedule
for 1919.
An interview with Manager .T. W.
Jordan, of Western Motor Co.. local
liuick distributor, makes certain thai,
the purchaser of a liuick car between
now and the end of the 103!) season is
not running any chance that the price
will be subject, to further change during
I that period.
j "1 have just received a letter from
j the home office," said Mr. Jordan, "con
taining the revised price schedule effect
jive January 1. 1010. covering the various
Buiek models during the remainder of
the season. Four models have been re
duced in price and the other two re
main untouched.
"There has been considerable specula
tion as to what the Buiek Motor com
pany was going to do about the prices
of their car?, as the close of the war
left things in such an uncertain con
| dition regarding the price and quanti -
! ties of raw material available that a
j good many people felt it would be im
| possible for the really big manufacturers
J to find their bearings for some time to
! come
"This prompt action on the part of
i the company shows that they have been
j able to clear the situation up sooner
i than anybody expected, and I for one
j am delighted* with the announcement so
! early in the season.
j "^I'heir war orders which bars been
i demanding the major part of their
| energies, have been completed and the
j announcement of the present prices is
; evidence that the Buiek Motor company
! now has a measure of the situation and
j sufficient, material is in sight that will
! permit laying out a definite building
| schedule which again proves the buye.*
I of a Ruick automobile is at all times
| protected against unwarranted price
| changes.
< "Orders for Buiek cars are piling up
ion us very fast and 1 feel rea.-onublv
j sure that we shall be able to take care
j of the greater part of them within a
s reasonable time. We shall continue to
[follow our old policy of filling Orders,
and will make every effort to see that
no favoritism is shown our waiting list
I which plan has worked out so admirably
j in the past.
I "Buiek enthusiasts appreciate the im
j portance of this announcement, because
all uncertainty has now been removed,
both as to the possibility of getting
I liuick cars this year and the possibility
| of the prices, being raised or lowered."
Mrs. Medill McCormick.
As a leader among women, Mrs. .Me
dill McCormick. wife of ti e senator
elect from Illinois, is preparing to take i
a full part in the reconstruction plans as
affecting tlie interests of women. Mrs
McCormick, who has inherited political;
ability of a high order from her father,
the late Senator Mark Hanti i. has been;
asti;:ned an important part in the re
publican national organization.
She has been selected as chairman!
of the republican women's national ex -
cutive committee, with heaquarters in
Washington. Plans aie under way for
a complete working organization among
the republican women of the country and •
for lull participation in party affairs. |
Thru Mrs. McCormick the committee has
announced its intention of championing 1
the cause qf wage-earning women m the
readjustments growing out of the return,
of (lie country to a peace basis. :
Altho very active in polities, Mrs. Mc
Cormick admits that her time outside of;
public affairs is largely devoted to her
favorite pastime, wbicn is agriculture.
As a girl she lived on her grandfathers, j
farm in Ohio, and the knowledge she
gained there she now puts to practical
use in the management of her own large!
1,500-aere f.uni. But. farm management
and politics do not occupy all of her time
for this very modern and progressive;
woman is the mother of two beautiful
children. Kut.iina. aged six. and Medill, j
(wo years old. It is significant that]
Mrs. McCormick feels that all of her out- >
side activities help her to be a better,
broader mother instead of causing her to]
neglect her maternal duties.
Frank Sherry, 4."), and Hetty B. Pru
ner. lis, both of Spokane. Wash.
William Albert King, to, and Tillie
Kntherine Blessie. US. bulb of (ireal
That Is Bank's View of Problem
Coming From Readjustment.
Montana Outlook.
That there need be no fear about the!
demobilization of the American army
bringing an army of unemployed, but!
holding that demands for labor will read- |
ilv absorb and utilize the forces thus j
turned back to profitable employment, is
the position taken by the January issue
of The Monttdy Financial Review pub
lished by the American Bank & Trust
company of this city. Here is a para
graph from The Review discussing that]
"Prices should fall, probably not ab- j
ruptly, but certainly, tho the effect may]
be eased off by month,: oft peace parley" j
lurnishing the ooportunity. There need!
be no ularm about demobilization of tne j
army giving a surplus of labor which]
will be hard to absorb. Labor shortage]
from natural causes eliminates that dan- j
ger and unbiased analysis proves that)
view. There is no ueed^ for expensive j
bureaus ostensibly to "take care of re-j
turned soldiers." Consider the problem !
thotfully. Decreased immigration to)
America for the four years of war has j
left a labor shortage of vast proportions. |
For 1915-17 nelusive the total was 921.-j
IKK) compared to 1,218.480 in 1914. Im-j
migration from 1912-14 inclusive was 1
294.959, so by comparison it is found:
the country at the close of the war is;
short 2,'475,000. which otherwise would!
have been available from immigration.)
Those came into a few ports and were \
j.ss-imilated into the employed classes!
without trouble and without machinery,
for handling them. Soldiers will be de-;
mobilized by states and sent back to the t
field that needs them. New fields haveI
been opened m dyestuffs and the mer-[
chant marine. Some will remain in'
Europe to assist in rebuilding the war-I
torn sections. Shipbuilding will go on.
Many plants turned to munition factories f
have been turned back, almost over night]
and employes have resumed their work.j
Building trades almost ceased to operate]
during our second year of war and they j
will be revived, calling a vast army to j
service. Two things, then, seem cer- j
tain. In due course, th« re must be a]
recession of prices, quite general in its j
nature, which will prove a temporary!
We Wish to Extend Our Heartiest
Greetings and Hope That Your
New Year May Be One of
Prosperity and All
Good Fortune.
and we wish to assure our customers of our
appreciation of their patronage in the year past. ^
In starting this new year, which we believe to be one of
great opportunities, we take liberty to emphasize that
Berger's is to be conducted in the future as it has been in
the past, as a store where
Lower Prices on
American-Made Merchandise
Always will be our main attraction, made possible by
elimination of all expense necessary to an economic, ef
ficient service to our patrons.
It must be evident if we are to get at the real cost of mer- <
chandise and establish a standard buying power for your
dollars, that such merchandise must be stripped as far as
possible of all so-called overhead charges.
By adopting the Ccish and one price pol
icy we have eliminated an enormous
amount of unnecessary expense, and the
patrons df this store buy at the lowest pos
sible of this store buy at the lowest pos
can be sold.
We believe that our steadily increasing business is due
to the people of Great Palls and vicinity having accepted
this plan and realized its advantages. And now that we
are entering upon a New Year—a year of peace and op
portunity, we look with confidence to the future, believ
ing that a great and bright prospect lies ahead of Great
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check, but when it has passed, business
v ill go forward with force and vigor.
'1 he other fact is that demobilisation will
.not be attended by any great surplus of
'abor because the industrial world is
needing perhaps even more than the
n ar. power which the breaking up of the
, nay will give it."
In discussing Montana conditions, the
following paragraphs among others, ap
i ear:
"Montana conditions give promise of
an active year in all lines. Business men
while conservative in their declarations,
universally forecast a record m;iiing era
in 1919. The agricultural outlook af
fords plenty of reason for optimism. The
acreage seeded to winter wheat has been
large and there is also a vast amount
of, ground broken to turn to spring
planting. Perhaps no year has seen so
much breaking in the fall os 1918.
Weather conditions favored great effort
and fanners spurred by failure to the
need of recouping thru another attempt,
have met the' situation aggressively. In
dicating the Montana weather, much
plowing was done in November and De
cember. That the last two seasons have
been dry, furnishes the basis for firm
expectation of good crops next season.
"One thing needed for Montana farm
ers is a stronger encouragement to grt >v
hogs. More pork should be grown bere.
Just how that can be brought about is
a subject for study by commercial clubs
and farmers' organizations. Montana's
alfalfa makes a fine hog * food and her
barley, wheat and rye furnish excellent
finishing grains for quality pork. When
grain prices recede somewhat, pork
prices ought to justify general interest
in hog raising."
W. L. Kelley, of the Federal Land
bank at Spokane, arrived yesterday
morning and is already hard at work ap
proving seed and grain loans to be made
to the farmers in the northern tier of
counties who suffered losses from last
summer's drouth. Mr. Keller's head
quarters are in the seed loan office in
the federal building.
C. B. Hill, representing the Canadian
customs department with headquarters
at Winnipeg, arrived in Great Falls yes
terday and will spend some time here and
at Havre on official business. Mr. Hill
is with the automobile section of his de
partment and stated yesterday that his
call here at the present time is in con
nection with a number of matters up for
New Year's services will be held today
at Oar Savior's . Lutheran, 140K -Secon l
avenue north, as follows: English ser
vice at 11 a. m„ and Norwegian serviet
in the evening at 8. Thursday evening a;
7:30 the annual business meeting? will be
held at the church. The Ladies Aid
will meet simultaneously, and after trans
action of business will serve refresh
ments at the social session following.
All friends of the church are cordially
Special to The Daily Tribune.
Shelby, Dec. 31.—The 2%-year o|,i
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Sims
died late Friday night from pnuemoiii:i.
following influenza. She had been il >
about a week. The funeral was held
Sunday at the Catholic church. Inter
ment was in the Shelby cemetery. Their
little son, Vincent, is very ill with in
Have you ever stopped to reason why
! it is that so many products that are ex
pensively advertised, all at once drop out
j of sight and are soon forgotten? Tin
reason is plain—the article did not fulfill
the promises of the manufacturer. This
i applies more particularly to a medicine,
i A medicinal preparation that has real
t curative value almost sells itself, as lik<•
! an endless chain system the remedy is
recommended by those who bave been
j benefited, to those who are in need of if.
A prominent druggist says: "Take for
i example Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Hoot, a
i preparation I have sold for many years
, and never hesitate to recommend, for in
i almost every case it shows excellent re
sults. as many of my customers testify.
No other kidney remedy that I know of
has so large a sale."
According to sworn statements and
verified' testimony of thousands who have
nsed the preparation, the success of l>r.
Kilmer's Swamp-Root is due to the fact
j that, so many people claim, it fulfills al
most every wish in overcoming kidney,
liver and bladder ailments, corrects in—
i inary troubles and neutralizes the uric
j acid which causes rheumatism.
You mav receive a sample bottle
i Swamp-Root by Parcels Post. Address
I Dr. Kilmer & Co., Binghamton, N. Y .
and enclose ten cents; also mention the
jjfjreat Falls Tribune. Large and medium
»ize bottles for sale at all drug stores

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