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GREAT FAL LS DAILY TRIBUNE
M. Bole, Editor O. S. Warden, Manager Leonard G. Diehl, Busine s s Manag er EDITORIAL PAGE HARDING SETS STYLE. LET us be thankful that the presi dent-elect does not wear kilts and expose his knees to the inclem ency of the weather. The tailors have decided that we must wear "Harding clothes" next year, and if the Harding clothes differed mater ially from those that other men wear we should be in a perilous position. Fortunately, Mr. Harding does not wear the garb of the Highlander or the Asiatic or the Ethiopian. Hap pily for us, Mr. Harding does not wear the glad rags of the sporting world or of the Tammany statesmen who might be overlooked if their clothes did not make too much noise. We can bear the announcement that we must wear Harding clothes, be cause the tailors assure us that he inclines to blues and dark grays in color, as most men of his years do, and that there is nothing flamboy ant about the shape of his garments. This is a mercy. Of course, if the tailors command us to dress like the president we would have to do it, no matter how the president dressed. We suppose we shall have to lay aside all clothes like those of Mr. Wilson on March 3 and blossom out into Harding clothes on March 4. If : the tailors so order it, of course we ! shall do it; but it is a comfort to ; know that the change will not be no ticeable except to tailors. The rest ! of us are not likely to see any dif- | ference. But it is an interesting idea ; of the tailors that the president sets 1 the styles of men. j ,, DI „ r A vnDiCTArc : CRIME AND PISTOLS. : A SALESMAN in Boston who ! A passes over his counter from 40 to 60 automatic revolvers every day at from $28 to $50 each declares that ! the majority of the people who buy j these guns ought not to have them j at all. He says also that the retail dealer j himself would prefer some kind of legal limitation upon the indiscrimi- ! nate distribution of automatics, that such a measure would be better for his business as well as for the pro tection of the public. _ r One of the leading New England dispensable for the development of j any considerable trade, and it is evi- j dent that British enterprise contem- j plates trade on a large scale; when | Washington D. Vanderlip arrived in ; London Saturday on his way from j manufacturers of small arms affirms that his concern and all others of standing and experience believe in and have advocated some such re straint upon the sale of guns as would make it eas3> for a responsible citizen and a man of family to ob tain a weapon for legitimate protec tive .purposes and hard for a thug to j get a weapon for purposes of depre- I dation. ! Anybody can buy a gun anywhere, j New York has the Sullivan law, yet, ; but that well-intended legislation is j evaded and defied—a magistrate in j eight months had signed 200 permits ! in blank at $2 each and the police j found the permits in the hands of ( dangerous and habitual criminals. TRADING WITH RUSSIA. THE state department is probably correct in regarding the pro posed trade agreement between Great Britain and Russia as a virtual rec ognition of the soviets, says the Springfield Republican. Recogni tion, in fact, seems to be almost in Moscow to the United States a live ly interest was shown by the British government in the vast contracts for supplying goods to Russia which he is reputed to hold in behalf of an American syndicate. Conditions are so abnormal that even the lifting of the blockade leaves serious obstacles to com merce, and the Anglo-Russian agree ment which Lloyd George is now prepared to put through provides for their removal. Although diplo matic relations are not at present to be restored, some of the functions of the diplomatic and consular ser vice will be performed by trade agents who will enjoy certain diplo matic privileges, including the right to use cipher and to Send mail in sealed pouches. If not recognition in form it is recognition in sub stance. PATIENCE. FOLLOWING the Napoleonic wars, it was 12 years before the prices created in England during the time they were in progress, decreas ed SO per cent and it was 10 years after the civil war had been ended in America before the war prices had recovered to the same extent. In calling attention to these facts and in counseling patience upon the part of the American public at the present time, the Cincinnati Enquir er says: ' "There is a widespread popular (position to complain of the slowjj : wealth, the demoralization of essen ! tial production, the inflation of cred ; its or the world-wide disturbance of economic conditions that attended ! the recent war. The national debts | of the world have been increased ; more than $200,000,000,000 since 1 1914, and it has been estimated j that more than $500,000,000,009 : in value of man ' s production was : dissipated in cannon smoke and ! other war destruction and waste. A11 of this wealth of which the progress that is being made toward deflation. Consumers naturally are looking for a lowering of prices, and there is impatience because the reduction of the cost of living is not what is desired and because of the seeming delay in the restoration of normal conditions in the economic life of the country. This desired re covery from the effects of the world war, in the natural course of things, is far away, and it behooves every one of us to cultivate pa tience, and each one do what he can to facilitate the movement back to normal. "The London Statist, in a recent article, said that it was not until 12 years after the Napoleonic wars that prices in England were down 50 per cent from the peak of war times, and never did reach the pre-war level. This statement prompted an American authority to an investigation of conditions in this country after the Civil war, with the discovery that it was 10 years after the termination of that strife that the 50 per cent point in recovery was reached by prices. "Neither of these historic strug gles was attended by even a near approach to the destruction of world was despoiled must be re placed before the foundation of credit can be restored to its nor mal support of industry and trade, and before there can be that de flation of credits so much desired ! j j j ... aRd s ° earnestly striven for. Every ! P oss,blc ald to Production - - , , , be brought back to even near nor to production is de manded, not only to increase its volume, but to decrease its cost. For it is not until both of these re sults are attained that prices can mal. "This movement is effectively and substantially under 'bay, but much remains to be accomplished. Raw materials are cheaper and cost of production has been lowered in many directions. Bank credits are millions of dollars less than they were a month ago, and there has been vigorous liquidation in the commodity markets. Already, it has been estimated, there has been an average reduction of whole sale prices of 20 per cent, and as soon as retail distributors have liquidated more of their war-priced stocks this will be reflected in the cost of living all around as it has been in spots. "The reconstructive energies of this country today are much stronger than they were after the Civil war, and the progress of our recovery would be much faster than it was then, and faster than it is now, were it not for conditions abroad, which are so great a handi cap to our foreign trade. Even there, however, despite after war j conditions much more appalling than j here, Considerable improvement has j been made. Everything is moving in | the direction of normal, and all that ; is required is patience and co-opera j tion." The public has cut down on its buying, awaiting a return of normal prices and consequently the mer chant has been forced to cut down on his orders with the result that some industries have been forced be yond the price reduction point and been forced to close. Of course this is a temporary condition which pro bably will not delay the end sought any longer than would have been the case anyhow, but it will make it hard for those in the affected in dustries to get along in the mean time. j I ! j ; j j ! j ( OPINIONS OF OTHERS Or Its Salt. The only wonder is that nobody sold the Atlantic ocean to the ship ping board.—New York Herald. Described. "Pa, what is an ulterior motive?" "That, my boy, is something which everybody suspects the other fellow of having."—Detroit Free Press, Quicker Method. It is unnecessary for the modern girl to take vigorous exercise to make the roses bloom in her cheeks, —Knoxville Journal and Tribune. How to Tell. A man is "young in soul" so long as his neckties are 30 or 40 in num ber.—St. Louis Globe -Democrat. Who? Somewhere in 'this land of ours there are sirloin steaks as of yore, bit who hears of them by word of mouth?—St. Louis Globe-JDeroocrat. The Haskin Letter By FREDERIC. HASKIN OSTRICH CHARACTER. I.os Angeles, Calif, Nov. 23.—Will some kind psychoanalsyt please analyze the mind of the ostrich? This, in the opinion of the keeper of ostriches at the Los Angeles ostrich farm, is precisely what the ostrich needs. The queer bird has one of the meanest dispositions to be found out side the human family. He exhibits many symptoms of typical neuroses. And lie possesses peculiar, puritanical ideas on the questions of sex. In his prejudices, perversities and stupidities, indeed, the bird is almost human. In the first place, the ostrich is ab normally finiky about mating. Some birds remain determined bachelors all their lives, and every one chooses his mate only with great delay and caution. Usually it takes two or three years of earnest and patient courtship on the part of the female ostriet before she en snares her prey. But once captured, the male ostrich is her devoted slave for life. He flutters anxiously about her while she sits on the family eggs, and takes up an unnecessarily combatant attitude, one deadly toe nail raised for fight, whenever another bird or the keeper ventures within ten feet of her. If she dies, moreover, he remains a melancholy widower to the end of his days. When the present keeper came to this ostrich farm, he very much doubted the ostrich's sincerety on this point. "I had heard about it. but 1 didn't believe it, ' he said. So when one of the males was widowed as the result of his wife getting her head caught in the fence, the keeper picked ont the finest female in the flock and offered lier as a sub stitute. She was in the pen just three seconds, he says, when he had to risk his own life to get her out. As it was, she received such a hard kick that she nearly died, and she is now in the hospital pen. a sad and crestfallen bird -—a woman scorned. The female ostrich has no such Scruples when it comes to remarrying, and is polite, if not enthusiastic, to every suitor introduced to her. Once in a long while, also, a male bird is found who is not so sternly nionogamis tic. There is one of this type at the farm who lias condescended to epouse two wives. They call him "Brigham Young." A Deadly Kick. When the ostrich administers a fight ing kick with his great pointed toe nail, it is usually all over with his victim, be it bird, lower animal or man. This fact, combined with his tricky, mean disposition, makes the care of ostrihes an exciting occupation. Fortunately, however, the bird is easily subdued by a very simple thing—a black stocking. All the keeper has to do is to slip a long black stocking over the head of an obstreperous ostrich, and he immediate ly becomes as harmless as a hen Blinded i nthis fashion by a stocking, one of the prize ostriches at the farm even permits himself to be harnessed to a light wagon, which he pulls in giant ungainly strides around the path at the farm, greatly to the delight of the tourists, who love to have themselves photographed in the amazing rig. The I.os Angeles ostrich farm is merely tb<> city headquarters of a much larger farm which is situated far out in the valley away from the path of the traveling public. There hundreds of ostriches are kept in a semi-wild state and great acres of alfalfa grown for their food. But as the city farm is an exact duplicate on a smaller scale, the tourist feels that he has received his money's worth when he pays his fifty cents to see how ostrich feathers are produced in California. At one end of the enclosure in which the few city birds are contained is a small incubator plant. Here a few of the huge, speckled eggs, weighing any where from three and a half to five pounds, are always on exhibit. Visitors are permitted to handled them, and occa sionally they are sold, for, contrary to popular belief, ostrich eggs are quite palatable. Ostrich liens lay on an aver age of every other day during the laying season. The eggs take forty-two days to hatch in the incubator (the birds are never allowed to do their own hatching) j and after the chicks emerge from the j shell they are left in the incubator for a j couple of days until they are dry. Then they are placed in the brood pens,] until they are six or eight weeks old. ; It is at this age that the ostrich per forms his famous silly trick of burying his head in the sand; which is not so silly, after all. because in such a posi tion he looks like a large bunch of dry grass. When eight weeks old the babies are transferred to runs, enclosed by wire fence. They grow at the rate of a foot a month until they are six mouths old. when they are supposed to have reached their full height. According to -the keeper, the males and females look alike until they reach this age. when the feathers of the male begin to turn black and those of the female remain gray. This change of color seems to be a clever scheme of Nature's for protect ing the young: for the feathers of the female, who sits on the nest during the day. match the color of the sand and those of the male, who guards the n< st at night, annot be seen in the dark. Grown in Six Months. At the age of six months, also, the birds receive their first clipping, and thereafter are clipped at intervals of nine months. The feathers are never plucked, but are clipped within two inches of the body. The short end of quill left heals over, falls out. and a new one starts to grow in its place. From 20 to 21 plumes are obtained from each wing of the ostrich, in addi tion of a number of small feathers, every one of which can be used commercially. Often .$150 worth of feathers are taken off one bird at a clipping. The ostrich adults cannot be trusted in the same pen with their own offspring, j for whom they cherish no affection ! whatsoever. Usually, in fact, their im-j pulse is to kill the young ones on sight, j In the wild state they are tender j the keeper explained that i farm under the incubator | system, they never hatch or raise their | young, who appear far more strange and irritating to them than the chickens and sparrows that roam about the ostrich enclosure. The breeding of Ostrichs for their feathers has been a tremendous success in California. It originated in the town of Norwalk about 20 years ago, and eight years later was transplanted to southern California. There are now two large ostrich farms in the state, and the business has been extended to other parts of the south, with a large ostrich feed station at Jacksonville. The Ancestor Ostriches All of the ostriches scattered about these various ostrich colonies, are, as far as is known, the decendants of n few birds brought to this country by an enterprising young business man^by the name of Gawson, who has a large ostrich farm near Pasadena. When Mr. Gawston aailed several jeara ago lot 1 j j i j i I I ' I ■' j I i j j I parents, but here at the j Cape Town to buy a supply of ostriches, is seemed a very simple matter. It was, until he had purchased thirty of them. Then the city authori ties passed a law placing a $500 export duty on the birds, which left the owner of the newly acquired thirty a trifle breathless. There was only one thing for him to do, and he did it. He packed every ostrich and put it on board his vessel and got the vessel under way just a few minutes before the bill was signed. All but six or eight of the ostriches died en route to this country, but these six or eight were sufficient to form the nucleus of a thriving new in dustry. Nevertheless, the South African ostrich colony, which contains about fi00,000 birds", still holds an irritating monopoly on the ostrich feather busi ness. It is estimated by the owner of the Los Angeles farm that only a tiny percentage of the feathers used in the United States are produced here. The majority still come through Cape Town, where there is a great feather exchange like our corn and wheat exchanges. During the war, however, the South African business suffered a setback. The cost» of feed became so high that the birds were neglected and half of them are reported to have died of starvation. This misfortune has reacted very pleasantly in favor of the California trade, because now that the demand for ostrich plumes and trimmings is again on the rise, the South African supply is small and the clothing and millinery houses are turning to the California farms to fill their orders. Lodging House Inmate Alleges Assault but Fails As a Witness 1 Paul Bachant. who registered at the ! j police station under the name of .Tack j Wilson but who later admitted his cor- | i rect name, will defend himself in police | j court today (Tuesday) on the charge j [that he early Monday morning assaulted j i Edna Anderson, said to be a roon\er at i the Baatz hotel. The woman complained ! to the police that the defendant had j given her a severe beating, and posted ! $25 against her appearance as a witness, j but could not be located when the after- i noon police court session was called. The case was postponed that the com- j plainant might be found and brought into \ court, and also to arrange for the pres ence of officers who obtained important ! evidence relating to the alleged assault, j Bachant pleaded not guilty when arraign i ed and was returned to a cell because of his inability to arrange for bail. Ile : was represented in police court by Frank I l'olutnik. Wolf Point Girl Bride of North Dakota Man Herman C. Koepke of Bonetraiil, N. D , j I and Miss Ruth Marmon of Wolf Point, j were married in Great Fails Monday, at j the office of .Justice of the Peace John T. I I Kuril, who officiated. Mr. and Mrs. ! ' Koepke will enjoy a brief honeymoon trip < I before returning to Bonetraiil. German Ex-Empress Is Reported Better ■' Doom. Holland, Nov. 29.—The form ier German empress, Augusta Victoria, j whose illness from a heart attack took a I turn for the worse Sunday, was report i cd better by her physicians Monday j morning. FATHER AND TWO SONS HELD AS DRAFT DODGERS San Antonio. Texas. Nov. 20.—After more than two years wandering in South America. Mexico and western cities of the United States, Tom Caplis. Jr., and Jos Caplis, farmers of Shrere port. La., reputed to be wealthy, were in the city jail here with their father, j the three charged with conspiring to I violate the draft laws. FAMOUS AMERICAN BASS-BARITONE TO APPEAR AT GRAND DECEMBER 11 m ARTHUR MIDDLETON Arthur Middleton, the American bass baritone, who will appear in concert at the Grand theater Saturday, December 11, was born at. Logan, Idaho, and is 5 <urely an American product. During his first year with the Met ropolitan Opern company, Mr. Middle ton appeared 35 times which in itself shows the high regard the authorities of the world's greatest opera house have for this unusual artist. Mr. Middleton enjoys the distinction of being the only singer ever re-enguged lor twelve consecutive performances witb the Apollo <iub of Chicago. He was $1,100,000 TAXES TO BE PAID TODAY Last Day for Payment of Coun ty and City Assessments Shows Many Delinquent. The last day on which the books will be open for the payment of cou,nty and city taxes will arrive today (Tuesday) with more than $1.000,000 to be col lected out of a total of $1,946.000. Re ceipts to Monday evening totalled to $830,531, considerably less than one half of the whole sum charged against Treasurer Fred C. Andrette for collec tion. Nearly all of the larger corporations will send in their checks today, which will bring the delinquencies much below the mark indicated by the showing Mon day evening. With these considered, it is estimated that delinquent taxes will this year run into figures larger than for many years. Monday's collections amounted to $178,000, the day being the largest but one since the season for paying taxes began. MUSICAL NUMBER ONPANTAGESBILL ! Italian Singers Will Give Grand Opera; Other Offerings Variegated. Music lovers of Great Falls will be delighted with the five Italian singers who will appear at the Grand theater this (Tuesday) evening and Wednesday evening with the Pantages vaudeville. The Imperial Quintette, as the number is called, includes two women and three men in a repertoire of grand opera. Each selection is given with the perfec tion of musical training in tone and feel ing which is characteristic of the Italian artist. Another good feature of the program is Rowland and Meehan, ,.\vo Irishmen, who jn "A Bit of the Ould Sod" offer a program of rollicking Irish songs interspersed with witty talk. A free for ail jui jitsu fight closes the re markable exhibition of the Mo-Moe Japs. There are four men and one woman athletes from the land of the Mikado who do some Japanese feneing-wr??t ling. Other numbers are Chase and LaTcur in their latest success "A pair of Silk Stockings"; Dorothy Lewis in an enter taining program of restricted song num bers; and "The Girls of the Altitule" Two New Companies File Incorporation A nicies of incorporation were filed with County Ch-rk John E. Moran Mon day by t!i" Mid- West Realty company and the Mmutia Scripps-Booth Corpora tion, Nifh re<• ntiy organized by Great Falls ii.en Th'- Mid-W- ;t iîealty company is or ganized b> C C. Culver, Andrew H. Dahlberg an«; Hall and has an au thorized . apiializatiou of $200,000. of which $300 had been subscribed when the article- were drawn. The company is authorized to operate and deal in real estate and stocks and bonds and to pro duce and explore for oil. The Montana Scripps-Booth corpora tion will engage in the general automo bile. garage and automobile sales busi ness. Thirty dollars of the firm's $100, 000 authorized capitalization has been subscribed. Not Working But tired out When one feels always tired without working, or suffers from backache, lumbago, rheumatic pains, sore muscles or stiff joints it is not always easy to locate the source of trouble, but very frequently it can be traced to over worked, weakened or diseased kidneys, Mrs. L. Gibson, 12th «£ Edison St., La Junta, Colo., writes: "My kidneys were giving me a great deal of trouble for some time. I took Foley Kidney Pills and they helped me right away."—Great Falls Drug Co.—Adv. soloist on two tours with the New York Symphony orchestra, Walter Dnmrosoh. conductor: three tours with the .Minnea polis Symphony orchestra. Emil Olir.r hoffer. conductor, and appeared with un qualified success as soloist with the Chicago Symphony, the St. Paul Sym phony, and the New York Philharmonic, Josef Stransky, conductor. The popularity of Mr. Middleton is indicated by the fact that he has ap peared over 200 times in the Messiah and 150 times in the Elijah. His con cert itineraries have carried him over 100.000 miles, into every state of the union. Pretending to Be Rich Keeps Many People Poor — it also keeps everybody laughing up their sleeves at them. There's real comfort and re spect in living as your income permits, and really growing a little richer every month. Accumulate your riches in our Savings Department — 3 per cent interest. GREAT FALLS, NATIONAL BANK "Strength and Servie^ j§ ESTABLISHED 18 tf 750,000 GERMS INC.C.OFMDLK Health Department Makes Re-1 port On Bacterial Tests of Dairy Samples. Seven hundred and fifty thousand bac teria were found in one cubic centimeter of milk taken from the retail dairy wag on of the Meadow Lark dairy last week by a representative of the public health department. The Meadow Lark sample had the largest bacteria! count of all j those taken. To meet the standard of good food j it is stated by the department, milk is 1 not supposed to contain more than 200,- j 000 bacteria per cubic centimeter. Bac- | teria tests were made last week from j samples procured from all dairies and creameries at the Pathological laborator-1 ies of Dr Thomas F. Walker in the j Stanton Bank building. The samples taken from the Idowell j creamery tested second largest in number J of bacteria, containing 640,000 bacteria, j per cubic centimeter. Stephens-Fuller i creamery ranked third with 530.000. | A sample of pasturized milk taken j from the retail wagon of the Ayershire dairy tested the highest per cent pure with only -10,000 bacteria per cubic centi meter. The second purest milk tested was a sample taken from the delivery wagon of the Great Falls Dairy Pro ducts companv which onlv contained 60, 000. Other tests made were as follows: Horseshoe ("resent and Milwaukee, dairies. 90.000; Robinson's dairy. 100. 000; Boston Heights dairy. 110.000; Oakwood dairy, 150,000; and Jersey dairy. 190,000. The highest butter fat test made from the Stephenss-Fuller creamery sample which was 5 per cent butter fat. COLORED CHURCH REDUCES ITS DEBT Congregation of 37 in A. M. E. Congregation Raises $625 in Last Quarter. "Never before in the 29 years of its history has the 1'nion Bethel A. M. E. chruch of Great Falls been in such a healthy condition, said the Rev. G. F. Martin, superintendent of the Spokane district of f he African Methodist Epis copal chruch.. who presided at the first quarterly conference for 1920-1921 held fit Great Falls church Monday evening. Twenty of the 37 members attended. Six hundred and twenty dollars were j raised during the last quarter and ap- j plied on old lebts and current expenses. j Only a small portion of it was applied to stewards' usages and the pastor's salary, according to the report. Present Debt $1,285 The present debt of the churfh is $1,285 as shown by the report and has be ( mi reduced to this figure from $3.605 since April. 1919. Almost this whole j debt has been wiped away by the efforts j of 37 members. The budget system j which was installed several months ago \ ns a means of decreasing the debt is I largely responsible for the rapid de crease, according to Dr. Martin. "The reports as made." continued Dr. Martin, "showed the church to bo in excellent condition, having proved Itself spiritually, morally and civically \ In the community life of the Great Fa'ls ; colored people as well as being a course | to help to those in the territory about i this city." Plan Children's Department Dr. Johnson, the pastor, spoke brief ly, urging the members to hasten the payment, of the entire church debt, in order that a children's department could be established and equipment for an in door gymnasium purchased and a new parsonage with sanitary equipment be built to replace the old building. Tiie pastor reminded, them, however, that these improvements can not be made until the present debt, of $1,285 is liq uidated. and substantial means given to carry out the plan for these improve ments. 1 Hydrastia Cream SOFTENS ROUGH SKINS LAPEYRE BROS. DRUG STORE •i COUNTYSCHOOL CENSUS 10,618 Decrease of 205 Shown; Stockett and Sand Coulee Districts Show Increase. j j 1 j | j j j J j i | j Cascade county's school census shows 10,61 S children of school ^age, a decrease of 203 from last year. Complete figures for every district in the county, includ ing Great Falls, have been received by County School Superintendent Jane Keeney, with the exception of those for one small rural district, which has been estimated. The decrease in Great Falls was 6S. The largest drop in figures was in Belt. The only increase in school census was shown in the Stockett and Sand Coulee school district, which gained 156. The figures are: 1919 1920 Great Falls 6.110 6,051 Belt 811 631 Neihart 148 120 Stockett and Sand Coulee 1,118 1.274 Rural districts 2,627 2,633 Total 10,823 10.618 Will Sing Carols Christmas Night A "Christmas Waite" is being planned by the Girl Reserves of the Young Wo men's Christian association. On Christ mas eve, according to the good old cus tom of "Merrie England'' the girls will gather on the street corners of the city and sing Christmas carols. The cus tom has not been observed in Great Falls in recent years. Miss Mabel But ler, girls* work secretary, Mrs. Willis Burns, girls' work chairman, and a num ber of the advisors of the Girl Reserve corps met Monday afternoon at the Y W. headquarters and made plans for the waite. j j j \ I \ ; | i Health Week Literature to Be Given Out in Belt Literature to be distributed by the Boy Scouts and school boys of Belt was taken to that city Monday by Fred T. Foard, captain of the public health ser vice. This literature will be distributed to 175 Belt homes each day during the five days of "health week," December 5 to 11. More than 1.000 copies of litera ture was left at Beit. This literature will also be distributed to other towns in the county during the coming week by the health department. Auto Men to Discuss Routine Work Today Transaction of routine business will be the main feature of the noon lunch eon of the Montana Automobile Distri butors' association at the palm room of the Hotel Rainbow today (Tuesday). !>o special speaker has been secured for the meeting. Roy Mclvnight, présidant will preside at the session. English radio experts have perfected a bell to summon an operator when a message is to be received instead of re quiring him to keep his receiving tele phones at. his ears at all times. American Bank & Trust Co. of Great Falls R. P. ReckaritS W. K. Flowerree H. G. Lescber .. F. O. Nelson .. P. A. Fislier OFFICERS: President Vice-President Vice-President Cashier ... Assistant Cashier W. W. Hatght Frank W. Mitchell J. J. Flaherty I„. E. Foster Robert Cameron F. O. Nelson R. P. Reckards H. G. bescher DIRECTORS: C K. Helsey Albert J. Fousek C. B. Roberts Alfred Malrnberg Clyde Wilcox Charles Horning W. K. Flowerree Walter Kennedy Chas. G ies W'm. Grills Fred A. Woehncr Charles R. Taylor E. L. Norri» 4 «c Interest on Time Certificates and Savings Accounts.