IS WITKMS; BELIEF
President of Northwestern Grain
Dealers Association Home
. From Convention.
A combination of easily traced condi
tions purely local to tjie United States is
responsible for the decline of wheat
prices rather than importations from
Canada, in the opinion of Jared Watkins
of Great Falls, president of the North
western Grain Dealers' association, who
has returned from the annual conven
tion of the Grain Dealers' National as
sociation, held at Minneapolis, October
11. 12 and 13. Wheat brought in from
Canada up to last week totalled only
to 10,000,000 bushels and Mr. Watkins
found the belief prevailing among deal
er's that the effect on the market in the
United States was negligible.
The sale of 125,000.000 bushels of
wheat for export during July. August
and September, the refusal of bakers to
lay in large stocks of wheat at this time,
the sympathetic drop reflecting the
sway of prices in other commodities
and the shortage of freight cars is
thought by Mr. Watkins to have been
the prevailing influences in bringing the
»rice of wheat down to its present level.
He does not consider that there is any
incentive to hold wheat for a raise un
less the grower is prepared to wait,
probably until after the first of the
year, to market his crop.
Import from Canada Small.
"The argument that wheat importa
tions from Canada under the present
tariff laws have caused the price of
wheat to come down does not find many
patient listerers among dealers who are
familiar with conditions which have
actually exerted an influence on the
market,'' said Mr. Watkins. "When I
was in Minneapolis last week not more
than 10.000,000 bushels of wheat had
been received from Canada, an amount
not sufficient to effect our market in
the least. The real causes for the slump
in prices come from an entirely different
nource and I think there is no difficulty
in recognizing them once the facts are
England Bid Price Up.
"During July, August and September
England came into our market and pur
chased 125,000,000 bushels of wheat,
the first threshed in the United States.
This wheat was purchased to meet a
supposed emergency and little attention
was given to prices paid. The effect was
that the prices then established had noth
ing to sustain them when the foreign
buyers withdrew, and until they return
prices will be largely without stimulation
that comes with a lively demand for
export. When these buyers will again
interest themselves in our markets is
now a matter for conjecture, for it has
developed that England# anticipated
emergency did not wholly exist. It is
certain that a pronounced loss was tak
en on much wheat purchased for export,
which indicates that more wheat was
bought than could be immediately assim
ilated. English buyers will not be back
on our market nor will American prices
be influenced by them until this wheat
Bakers Fail to Buy.
"The effect exercised on the market
by the failure of bakers to buy their
annual stocks now is very pronounced.
The bakers, like every one else are buy
ing very sparingly, and are evidently
waiting for a lower level of values. Buy
ers of all classes have no confidence in
the market. No wheat of any consequen
ce is carried over from day to day.
Every one shows a desire to clean out
their stocks every night.
"The national decline in the price of
many commodities other than wheat is
being reflected in values of wheat and
wheat products. In the east the failing
of prices on most essentials has attract
ed the public mind very seriously and it
is not difficult to see that the reaction
is bound to affect; wheat.
Railroad Equipment Short.
Railroads everywhere are doing their
utmost to provide cars for the trans
portation of wheat, but the fact is that
every road in the country is short of
equipment and deliveries of empties
can not. be made. It is very obvious, T
think, that when deliveries are uncertain
the effect is reflected in the price of
"Nearly all grain men are at this time
pessimistic concerning prices. They do
not anticipate any increase of consequen
ce within the present year, and for the
reasons I have outlined. There is no en
couragement to hold wheat unless it is
possible for the grower to dolny market
ing his grain until after the first of the
year, if T am able to analyze the situation
World Price Will Level Out.
"There is no more wheat in Canada
and the United States than the world
wants, and to get back again to importa
tions from the dominion I wnnt to repeat
that wheat brought, across the border has
bad little or .no effect on our markets.
When the marketing season is ended and
the world price of wheat levelled out, it
can be easily possible that United States
farmers, especially in the east, will ma
terially benefit because of wheat import
ed from Canada.
"To illustrate the point, let us say that
50,000,000 bushels are shipped across the
line. Canadian wheat, like Montana
wheat, is of high quality and in eood
demand with millers for blending. With
50.000,000 bushels of Canadian wheat in
the United States, it is certain that if a
surplus is found to exist later in the
season, stocks on the market will consist
to an extent of the poorer grades of home
grown wheat. If prices advance at all
it will be when this possible surplus is
an the market and the inferior grades, for
which the demand is very poor now, will
receive the benefit of the advance even
more, than the better grades. This will
be true, T think, because less discrimina
tion is shown against poor grades when
wheat stocks are low."
Twelve hundred delegates from every
growing state in the union were present
at the convention, which this year con
sidered especially problems growing out
of transportation, price fluctuations and
grading. Since his return Mr. Wat-kins
has been notified of his appointment to
the national committee on uniform
grades. He was a member of the resolu
tions committee at the convention.
Blomquist Buys Out
Print Firm Stock
Harvey L. Blomquist president, of the
Electric City Printing company, hau
taken over the stock in that company of
Fred H. Parrish. -Mr. Parrish had to
relinquish his interest in the business
owing to ill health of members of his
family. He will leave for Los Angeles,
Cal., as soon as his affairs are com
pleted in (his city. Mr. Parrish has no
definite plans but expects to make his
home in California. He has been con
nected with the printing company since
May In, 1014. Mr, Parrish has been a
member of the Rotary club and Masons
and a director of the Y. M. C. A.
IN JUDITH BASIN
Scattering Fields and Fringe
Near Foothills All That Re
main, Says Wahoske.
Only scattering fields and a fringe
near the foothills of the Belt and Snowy
mountains remain to be threshed of the
big crop grown this year in the Judith
basin according to H. R. Wahoske, di
vision freight and passenger agent for
the Milwaukee railway, who returned
Thursday from a trip to Winnett, Lewis
town and Harlowton. Fields still to be
threshed in the Central part of the
basin represent a huge volume of wheat,
Mr. Wahoske stated, but considered on
a comparative basis the benchlands have
nearly all been reached by the threshers.
Near the foothills the harvest was
from two to three weeks later than on
the benches and there great fields of
wheat still await the threshing crews.
Between Judith Gap and Harlowton
much threshing remains unfinished and
in the Judith Gap country many fields of
shocks are yet to be seen, Mr. Wahoske
All of the remainder of the present
month and a considerable portion of
November will be required to wind up
threshing in the central portion of the
SUES FOR DIVORCE;
GOES BACK T O JAIL
Mrs. Daniel Safford Loses Free
dom Because Bondsmen With
drew $500 Surety.
Differences within the family of Mr.
and Mrs. Dan Safford which a short time
ago resulted in the filing of a divorce
suit by the wife, were followed Thursday
by the surrender of Mrs. Safford to
Sheriff J. P. Burns by her bondsmem and
her incarceration in the county jail to
await trial ou a charge of bootlegging.
Mrs. Safford was released under $500
bonds after her arrest two months ago
and, until her sureties withdrew Thurs
day morning, continued at liberty. No
new bail had bee« furnished Thursday
Mr. Safford was a defendant on a
bootlegging charge within the last year
and at that time his wife appeared as a
witness in his defense, it was stated by
Deputy County Attorney F. A. Ewald.
Mrs. Safford brought her divorce suit
alleging cruelty one month ago and this
week obtained a court order restraining
her husband from disposing of or incum
bering his property pending trial of the
action. lier bondsmen sin-rendered her
to the sheriff the day after the order
became of record in the office of Clerk
of Court George Harper.
Union Labor Troubles
Leads to Receivership
of Big Butte Theatre
Butte. Oct. 21.—Judge Jackson in the
district court this afternoon appointed
George D. Lounsberry receiver of the
Hialto theater, fixing his bond at $100.
(HK). Mr. Lounsberry is senior member
of the brokerage firm of Lounsberry and
j Malsbury. Counsel for .Jenson and von
Helberg has given notice of oppoal to
the supreme court from the order grant
ing application for receiver for the
The order was made on the applica
tion of James II. Itowe and Louis Dreib
olbits half owners of the theater who
brought the proceedings against Jensen
and vou Ilerberg, owners of the remain
ing half of the property.
Jensen and von Ilerberg own three
theaters on the coast and these theaters,
including the Rialto, are involved in a
boycott declared by union musicians and
moving picture operators. This boycott,
they set forth, grew out of a controversy
between unions aud a Tacoma theater
in which the defendants had an interest.
It was alleged that the boycott against
the Rialto, which had no controversy
with uDion musicians in respect to hours
or wages of its employes, was injuring
the property and bringing loss to the
plaintiffs, who represented in their plead
ings that they had offered to sell their
interest in the theater to their partners
or to buy their partners interest. These
offers were refused, they said, aud the
application was then made for a receiver.
The issue was submitted to Judge Jack
son yesterday afternoon.
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In gray or brown kid with
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In all gray or brown kid,
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In field mouse at $12.50
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FLAHERTY & PERRA
12 Third Street South.
Says Townley Victory Means
Transforming School Houses
Special to The Daily Tribune.
Lewistown, Oct. 21.—Schools of the
state will be turned into incubators for
hatching socialism and the churches will
become the housing place of the I. W W.
and red unless the Dunn-Townley ticket
is defeated November 2, Judge George P.
Jones of Forsyth, declared in speaking
today at Grass Hange. His address was
a denunciation of the party larceny by
the Nonpartisans and Labor league to at
tain their ends and an appeal to Demo
crats to place principle above mere party
name and to vote the Republican ticket.
Big crowds have greeted Judge Jones
everywhere he has appeared.
"Unless you want your school houses
turned into incubators for hatching out
socialistic ideas and your churches trans
formed from places of worship into hous
ing places for the I. W. W. and the
* ■■ - • ' vote the Repub
apostle of the red flag, vote -— -
lican ticket this fall, Judge Jones urg
his hearers. "If you do not want your
court houses abolished, your homes brok
en up and the religion of your tather s
taken away from you. go to the polls on
the second day of îsovember and cast
a ballot for the Republican state ticket.
Inspect New Highway
Belt to Great Falls
The countv commissioners Thursday
afternoon made an inspection trip over
the Great Falls-Belt road, now under
construction, to obtain information rc .' ß "
tive to stretches of right-of-wav which
huve not been adjusted, \\ork on the
road is progressing rapidly with the con
tracting firm of White, Brown & Lheav
end will be well advanced or «îuite com
pleted before wint er stops operat ions.
M. E. General Aid
Matters of importance to every mother
in the church will be considered this
(Friday) afternoon at the meeting of the
»eneraï aid society of the Methodist
church at 2:30 o'clock at the church.
All the women of the congregation are
requested to be present.
Great Britain turned out 70.000,000
pair of army boots during the war.
m Soon ?
Prominent fat that comes and stays where
it is not needed is a burden; a hindrance
to activity, and a curb upon pleasure.
Many form# of advice to reduce weight
have been advanced, such as dieting, hard
work, excessive exercise, etc , allot which
are either unpleasant or dangerous.
The latest, mere modern and pleasant way
totakeoff burdensome tat, is to take, after
each meal and at bedtime, a Marmola
Tablet. These litt le tablets are as effective
and harmless as the famous Marmo .'a Pro
scription from which they take their name.
To get rid cf fat at the rate of two, three
or four pounds a week, simply take one of
these little tablets after each mea! and at
bedtime until you have reduced your
weight to where you want it. No wrinkles
or fiabbiness will remain to show where
the fat came off.
They are for sale by all druggists at $1 for •
good sfce box. If you prefer to have them
Dy mail, prepaid, in plain
amount totne Marmola
uilding, Detroit. Mich..
come to you direci
sealed cover, sen|
Co., 97 Garfield » uuuiuk ,
ana bid goodbye to dieting, exercise ana
fat. I 'e yourself, slim, trim and attractive.
Y. M. C. A. Directors
to Decide on Drive
For Members Today
The social committee of the Y. M. C.
A. met yesterday inoon in the banquet
room of the association for a conference
on the proposed membership campaign,
planned for November 15, 16 and 17.
The committee decided to refer the mat
ter to the directors at their meeting
this noon. The members of the social
and reception committees will be on hand
at the boxing exhibition Saturday night,
to show guests th*e advantages of the
Y. M. C. A. It was definitely decided
to make the exhibition Saturday a strict
ly "stag" affair. •
Belt Ex-Service Men
Plan Post of Legion
Forty ex-service men of Belt, met
Wednesday evening in that city and voted
to apply for a charter to organize an
American legion post. A committee of
five was elected to secure the necessary
quota of members. John Healey of Belt,
is the chairman and Leo Greybull, Fred
Seibling, William Pilgrim and N«,um Wil
son make up the committee. There are
about 100 ex-service, mem in the Belt
district. R. K. West and L. J. Molumby.
both members of the Great Falls post,
attended the meeting and gave all the
"STARS ANDSTRIPES" PUTS ON
CAMPAIGN FOR SUBSCRIPTIONS
A campaign for greater distribution of
the "Stars and Stripes," an independent
publication for the benefit of ex-service
men. was instituted Thursday morning
in Great Falls by L. C. McCollum of
Washington. I>. C., northwestern circu
lation manager. McCollum, better known
to ex-service men as "Buck Private Mc
Collum," was a member of the now fam
ous "lost battalion." as one ofthe 308th
infantry, 77th division. Mr. McCollum
is author of a book dedicated to the lost
G e J$t
Gem Nut Margarine is made and distributed by Swift &
Company. A chain of fourteen conveniently located factories
making Gem Nut daily assure its absolute freshness when it
reaches your dealer.
Gem Nut Margarine
is one of the daintiest of all foods because it is made from oil
pressed out of the white meat of fresh cocoanuts, the oil from
plump peanuts, combined with Pasteurized milk, and salt.
Gem Nut Margarine is nourishing; it is healthful; it is delicious.
The largest manufacturers and distributors of oleomargarine in the
country make Gem Nut Margarine.
The name on the package is a guarantee of quality.
Test this delightful food today. Note what a great saving it makes on
the grocery bill
Swift & Company, U. S. A.
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-a "£• , • «•'
MUST PAY BILLS
DE SPITE DI VORCE
Paul Savada Ordered to Pay
Wife $20 a Month Until
Action is Settled.
Discovery that he had not been re
lieved of monetary obligations to his
family even though he is suing his wife
for divorce was made by Paul Zavada
in district court Thursday. Mr. and
Mrs. Zavada were both present at hear
ing called to determine whether the hus
band should pay temporary alimony, nnd
the court instructed him to discharge a
$35 obligation to Mrs. Zavada's lawyer
and to furnish her with $20 monthly for
the support of his minor child.
Temporary alimony and attorney's
fees were also allowed to the defendant
in the case of Elizabeth Taylor against
In the divorce action filed by Hazel
Akins against Walter Akins, a default
decree was ordered by Judge H. II. Ew
ing. Mrs. Akins proved to the satisfac
tion of the court that her husband has
treated her" with extreme cruelty and
failed to provide for her support.
Truth in Advertising
to Be Ad Club Topic
Truth and constructive > methods in ad
vertising will be the topic at tho Great
Falls Ad club meeting at the Hotel Rain
bow this (Friday) noon. The executive
committee met with the chairmen of the
other committees of the club last Tues
day evening at the Hotel Rainbow for
a discussion of this subject. No definite
action was taken then. Another meeting
will be held soon before the executive
Committee presents its recommendations
to the club for action.
Woolworth's today— Carnation milk
(tall size) 10 cents a can.—Adv.
to Deputy Sheriff
Special to The Daily Tribune.
Lewistown, Oct. 21.—County Attorney
Stewart McConochie yesterday caused
the arrest of Perry J, Irish, a deputy
sheriff, on a charge of violating the pro
hibition law. The officer was required
to furnish a bond of $500. Mr. Irish was
a candidate for the Republican nomina
tion for sheriff at the primary election.
This makes 15 cases involving alleged
violations of the liquor law now pending
for trial in the district court at the
November jury term and it is presumed
they will all be tried unless some pleas
of guilty are entered..
Name "Bayer" on Genuine
"Bayer Tablets of Aspirin" is genuine
Aspirin proved safe by millions and
prescribed by physicians for over 20
years. Accept only an unbroken "Bayer
package" which contains proper direc
tions to relieve Headache, Toothache,
Earache, Neuralgia, Rheumatism, Colds
and Paiu. Handy tin boxe3 of 12 tablets
cost few cents. Druggists also sell larg
er "Bayer packages." Aspirin is trade
mark Bayer Manufacture Monoacetic
acidester of Salicylicacid.
To Unveil Portraits
of Heroes of the War
Special to The Daily Tribune.
Lewistown.' Oct. 21.—Judith lodge No.
30, I. O. O. F. will have a public meeting
next Tuesday at which the portraits of
two lodge members who fell in r ra.nce,
John Bang and Perry McHugh, will be
unveiled. The pictures are to remain
in the Odd Fellows' hall as a permanent
memorial to the valor of the two heroea.
Stops Hair Coming Outs
Doubles Its Beauty.
A few cents buys "Danderine." After
an application of "Danderine" you can
not find a fallen hair or any dandruff,
besides every hair shows new life, vigor,
brightness, more color and thickness.
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