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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATCRDAY, MARCH 22, 1913.
OMAHA LIVESTOCK MARKET
Cattle Run Small and Prices Steady
HOGS OPEN SHARPLY HIGHER
Sheep nnil Lambs In Large- Ilecelpt
for This Late In the Week
Demand Good, Prices Stendy
to Ten Cent Higher.
SOUTH OMAHA, March 21. 1913.
Receipts were: cattle. Hogs. Sheep
I the eatly prices. The general market
i can be quoted as belli MflOo higher with
the bulk of the Kales at VS.7Mf8.S0, and tha
top at $S.S8, Just n nickel above yester
day's high figure. Hog values have been
fluctuating all week, but the general
trend of thn market has been upwards,
and today's figures show an advance of
nuout a for tne weeK
Official Thursday ....
Five davs Inlnl 1S.1R4 42.t(V. 2l,i4
Same days last week..l9.KlS M.SU W.M3
Sme 2 weeks ago 1S.13S 47.169 4J.KM
Same 3 weeks nun ls.RAS B0.7V7 49.AI1
h'nmo 4 weeks ago 21,420 60,013 466
Same days last year.. 19.605 J6.253 44.4M
The following table shows the receipts
of cattle, hogs and sheep at South Omaha
for the year to date, as compared with
last vnnr; 1912. Inc. Deo
Cattle 216.0G1 230,653 "'S
Hogs G81.681 002.499 tWMS
Sheep 630,195 482,364 47.W1
The following table shows the range ot
prices for nogs at South Omaha for the
last few days with comparisons:
Date. U13. 11912. 1911.1910.
b 75110 231
C 73 10 35
li MIlU 36
8 73V 6 56 6 64)10 64 6 60) 4 48) t 4S
C 651 110 611 6 41
6 S3! S SH ' I 6 44
7 10 6 45110 63
0. . .
. . .
. .t! . .
. .134 ...
.. 110 ...
II !M JI9
18 3! ...
130 3 IS
10 8 IS
Receipts and disposition of live stock
at tho Union Stock yards. South Omaha,
Nch., for twenty-four hours ending at 3
Cattle. Hogs. Sheep. H'r's.
C, M. & St. P. Ry..
Mo. Pacific Ry
Union Pacific Ry...
C. & N.-W., west...
C, St. P.. M. & O...
C, B. & Q., cast....
C, li. & Q., west...
G R. I. & P., east.
C, II. I. & P., west.
Illinois Central Ry.
C. Q. W. Ry
ss m ...
IT 23S 240
71 183 ...
II 2M 40
8 77 H
311 . .
II 0 ICO
IJ M . .
13.. .. 131 40
:s i . .
15 til 80
S. . .. 231 40
It tOO 49
II Ml ...
71 122 ...
t8 24S 200
40 I M
. . . 8 80
W 8 30
. . 8 80
.. 8 0
.. I SO
40 8 80
.. 3 80
40 3 sm
218 120 3 824
Total receipts 19 102
Cattle. Hogs. Sheep.
Morris & Co 22 448
Swift & Co 127 1.2S6
Cudahy Packing Co.... 172 1,892
Armour & Co 113 718
Schwartz & Co 420
J. W. Murphy 2,075
Benton V. S. & Lush... 2
Hill & Son 1
1. B. Lewis 3
.1. B. Root & Co 61
Mo. & Kan.-Cal. Co 17
Cllne & Christie IS
Other buyers 84 ... 1,392
Toeals 614 6.S03 4.857
CATTLE Cattle receipts were light is
usual on a Friday, only seventeen cars
being reported In. This brings the total
for the five days this week up to 15,000
head, a falling oft of over 4,000 head as
compared with last week and a year ago.
In spite of the moderate receipts the
market has not been very active, espe
cially on beef steers, owing to the fact
of Its being the last week of Lent, when
the buying demand Is seldom good.
With very light offerings of beef steers
In sight this morning tho market contin
ued about steady. For the most part
offerings changed hands m fair season
In the morning, but as compared with a
weeK ago heavy cattle are l&jfzoo lower,
while light handv cattle are steady.
Cows and heifers were in fair demand
considering that it was Friday, and the
meager offerings were soon disposed of.
Prices were- n,ot only steady with yester
day, but with a week ago. Good to choice
heifers are at the high point of the season.
Stock cattle and feeders did 'lot snow
any marked change, being generally
steady with yesterday. Good feeding
Hteers and stock calves are fully steady
with last week, but there has been somo
little weakness on the plain stock cattlo
and In some places prices are perhaps a
little lower than" last week.
Speculators had a good many stock
cattle and feeders on hand and as the
country demand proved disappointing the
market toward the close of the day took
on a very weak aspect and closed lower
even on the good kinds of feeding cattle.
Quotations on cattle: Good to choice
beef steers, .30&8.75; fair to good beef
steers, $8.108.S0; common to fair beef
steers. $7.D088.10: good to choice heifers,
$7.258.16; good to choice cows, $6.S07.65;
fair to good grades, S6.00fi6.80; common to
fair grades. 84.0086.00; good to choice
Mockers and feeders, S7.008.i0; fair to
good stockers and feeders, $6.S060;
common to fair stockers and feeders, 36.23
(S6.80; stock cows and heifers, $5.007.25;
veal calves, 16.6009.60; bulls, stags, etc..
70 231 . . 8 MH
70 233 10 8 8S
80 ltt ... 8 IS
85 Mt ... 8 8S
38 112 ... 3 85
10 104 ... IIS
2 ... 440 180 8 10 1 4M ... I M
9 im tut a iui
SH EBP Plenty of life and snap
ruinr..i h rr.nrkot for fat sheep and
lnmbs todBy. This was due mainly to
llirht ,.lnt linlli InrilllV HIUl at mOSt
other outside points and to the fact that
the packers have received comparatively
little killing stuff during the forepart of
the week. As already noted th falling
oft In the receipts during tho previous
days of the week at South Omaha and
at the other live stock centers, was owing
to the crippled condition of tho railroads
as a result of tho severe snow storm that
passed over the country on thoso days.
While tho quality of tho offerings could
be classed as only fair this morning,
anything that would do at all for killing
purposes seemed to be In good request
at prices steady to a dtmo higher than
on Thursday. Everything was weighed
up at a comparatively early hour jnd
the trade was considered very satisfac
tory from a seller's viewpoint.
As of late lambs comprised the greater
part of the supply, half of which went
to tho packers and the other half was
picked up by feeder buyers. The killers
were all fed westerns and being largely
on the fair to good order changed hands
mostly at 18.40, this being the highest
price for the day. Lambs on the feeding
order consisted mostly of hay fed offer
ings from Montana ana soia ai a ntiisu
of 17.9038.15. Tho supply of aged sheep
was extremely light, consisting of three
cars of ewes, two of wethers and one of
bucks. The ewes wero only of mediocre
quality and went to the packers at 16.35.
The wethers wero considered very good
and brought 6.C5.
Trarin fnr thn Week Is dosing Oil a
fairly satisfactory basis, as lambs are
quotably strong to a dime-higher than
a week ago, with aged sheep and year
lings selling at good strong figures.
Quotations on sheep and iambs: Good
to choico Mexican lambs, $8.6668.85; fair
to good Mexican lambs, J8.35ti8.65; good
to choice western lambs. JS.B58.60: fair
to good western lambs, J8.15S8.35! feeder
lambs, J7.606S.15; yearlings, light, J7.40$
7.66: yearlings, heavy, J6.9O07.4O; good to
choice wethers, $6.5007.65; fair to good
wethers. J6.26fl.50; good to choice ewes,
J6.1506.4O; fair to good ewes, $5.8506.15;
culls and bucks, $2.7504.00.
No. Av. Pr.
f6 native wethers 160 6 00
222 Wyoming lambs 5 8 40
559 Wyoming lambs ,... 78 8 40
99 Wyoming lambs 7o 8 40
61 Wyoming yearlings 98 7 2o
33 Wyoming wethers & ewes.102 6 75
35 culls J? 9
607 Montana ewe 92 4 90
VI Mnntnna buoks 134 3 75
210 Montana bucks 139 3 i5
89 fed ewes 110 6 33
66 fed ewes 6 '
267 fed wethers 1" 6 05
277 Montana fed wethers 100 5 60
518 Montuna wethers 99 5 ,o
?K XfxntnillL culls 105 4 60
1015 Montana feeder lambs 61 7 90
CHICAGO LIVE STOCK HARKKT
,. 7 4 SS
.. 810 S 25
.. sis i :s
..10(5 .5 SO
..1180 S 0
.. Ill t 00
.1300 8 15
.108S I 35
...ins t as
...1170 I 70
...ml t is
...1300 8 75
...1180 7 00
...1340 7 10
...12S0 7 10
tl 1008 so
4 143 I SO
i "I 4 10 I tj3 7
1 4tO ISO 1 1080 7 Jo
S 411 8 75 15 in $
10 417 80 S 7M 7 Jj
1 100 7 00 m
I i.,., 100 1 00 I ' "
..1020 1 00
..1030 8 00
..12tO I 25
..1480 I SO
.. 310 tO
-.1110 8 ti
.. t0 I 75
..1400 1 15
..1650 I 10
350 I 25
.335 7 25
210 7 SO
413 7 65
. 280 I SO
tit .8 75
, tO I 00
1130 8 IS
... tlO 7 SO
...1011 7 85
... tit 7 70
---1241 J 7S
...1307 I 20
...1137 8 25
..-10(1 8 40
-. . 270 i 00
... 10 8 00
-.. 130 t 25
... 110 t 25
... IIS I SO
... 190 8 SO
--. 185 I SO
110 8 80
STOCKERS AND FEEDERS,
530 S 50
673 t CO
ltt 7 25
. HI 7 45
, 438 7 SO
K6 7 55
, 700 7 60
811 T 80
74 7 70
725 7 10
380 7 85
. Ml 8 00
tors. retAll trade has expanded 111
rather noteworthy way and Jobbing lines, j
whloh are somewhat quiet In the eastern
and southern part of the country, main
tain a satisfactory pace in mon ouicr
sections. Consumption appears to be of
large proportion and while numberless
strikes are being waged throughout the
country, industrial operations are such
as to nfford widespread employment.
Soli conditions ns a whole are favor
able, winter wheat prospects are good
and farmers are going forward nith
preparations for the ensuing season. At
the moment tho money situation with Its
effect on credit seems the main cause
of complaint ns regards general buslnoss
tor the ruture.
Business failures for the week ending
March 20 wero 2S1, which compares with
692 In tho like week of 1912. There were
twenty-nlno failures In Canada.
Wheat. Including flour exports from
the United States and Canada for the
week ending March 20. aggregate 3,593.104
bushels .against 3,069.074 last year.
OMAHA, March 21. nank clearings for
today are $2,713,602.31 and J2.419.309.67 for
tho corresponding day last year.
OMAHA OBNltRAIi MARKET.
BUTTER No. 1, 1-lb. carton, 3Cc; No. 1,
60-lb. tubs, 35Hc; No. 2. 33c.
CHEESE Imported Swls. 32c; Ameri
can Swiss, 26c; block Swiss, 24c: twins.
19c; daisies. 19c: triplets. 19c; young
Americas, 20c; blue label brick. 19c; lira
berger, 2-lb., 21c; 1-lb., 22c; Now York
white, 20c. . ,
BEEF CUTS No. 1 ribs 19c: No. 2, 16c;
No. 3, 12ic; No. 1 loins, 204c; No. 2, 17Kc;
No. 3, 15c: No. 1 chucks, Sc; No. 2,
SJc; No. 3, 8c; No. 1 rounds. 12c: No. 3,
HHc; No. 3, HHc; No. 1 plates, ifcc: No.
2 7Uc; No. 3, "c
POULTRY Broilers, J6.00 per dox.;
hens, 16c; cocks, 11c; ducks, 20c; geese,
18c: turkeys, 26c; pigeons, per dot. 11.20
broilers, atlve 2545c; hens, 12Hltc; old
roosters, Ec; ducks full feathered, 16c;
geese, full feathered, 13c; tuikeys, 14016c;
pigeons, por doi., $7.00; homers, $2.50;
squabs. No. 1. $1.50; No. 2, 50c.
FISH Whlto, frozen 12c; trout, froxen,
14c; large crapples, frozen, 10c; Spanish
ninckcral, 14c; eel, 15c; haddock, 12c;
flounders, 12c, shad roc. per pair, 30c;
salmon, Rc; halibut, 13c; buffalo 9c; bull
heads, 13c; oysters, bay standards, $1.30;
northern, $1.60; selects, $1.75; counts, $1,90.
VEGETABLES Beets: New, per doz.,
50c. Carrots i New. per dos., 60c. Turnips:
New, per doz., 60c; Leaf Lettuce, 40c.
Parsley. 40c. Eggplant, $1.50. Peppers,
per basket, 50c. Strawberries, per qt.,
40000c. Head lettuce, per doz., $1.00. Mint,
per doz., $1.00.
MISCELLANEOUB-Cocoanuts. in sack,
each, 6c. Honey: New Colorado. 24 frames,
per case, $3.75; new clover, tumblers,
strained, per caso $1.90; new clover, 24
short pint Jars, strained, per case, $3.00;
new clover, 60-lb. can, strained, two cans
in case, per lb., 9c. Extra tine onion sets,
yellow, per bu $1.76; red. per bu., $1.50;
white, per bu., $2; 5c per bu. less In 5bu.
lots, Sweet Potatoes: Kansas yellow Jer
sey, per bbl., $1.90; more, per bbl., $1.75.
FRUITS Apples: cxira roncy wasn
Ington Jonathans, 150 count, per box.
J165;extra fancy Roman Beauties, 64, 72,
SO count, per box, J1.65; extra fancy high
colored Colorado and Utah Jonathans,
unwrapped, per dox, i.so; exira iancy.
Colorado, unwrappea wmie winter rear-
mains, per box. si.ba; rancy new itorn
Baldwins, Ijer bbl.. $2.75; extra fancy
Missouri Ben Davis, special packed,
per bbl., li.oo; extra iancy .uintouri ine
saps, per bbl., $3.25; extra fancy Missouri
Pippins, per bbl.. $3.00; extra fancy Mis-
Pippins, por bbl., $3.oo; extra fancy
Missouri Willow Twigs, $4.00: fancy
Missouri Red Oano. per bbf.. $2.75,
extra fancy Washington Whlto Pear
mnlns. Per box. $2.00: Idahos. $2.00;
White wasmnuion ycimw hiiu iow
ton Pippins. $1.50. Oranges: Extra
hrM Onlirnrnla Navels. 126. 150. 176. 200.
216 230. per box. $4 00; questionable Call-
7 1 19R 1tt 111! Sflft 21 !ML
lurmu, ....... --- -- -
per box. $2.00: extra fancy Florldas, all
sizes, $4.50; Florida vaicncias, per- dox,
all sizes, $5.00. Grapo Fruit: Extra fancy,
Florida, 36 per uox, .io; o per ugi, o.w;
64 per box. $3.76. Cranberries: Extra
fancy Jersey, per bbl.. $7.00. Lemons:
Bunklst brand, 300. 360 size, $8.00; fancy
Red Balls. $7.50
May Be Ambassador
to Great Britain
WASHINGTON. March 21,-Charles W.
Eliot, president emeritus of Harvard uni
versity, has been decided upon by Pres
ident Wilson for ambassador to Great
Britain. Close friends of the president
telegraphed President Eliot tonight, con
gratulating him and urging him to ac
cept. George W. Guthrie, democratic chair
man of Pennsylvania and former mayor
of Pittsburgh, has been selected to be
GIRL TOURS JUU PEDDLER
Unique Experience of r Dimpled
Darling from Jersey.
MADE MONEY ON FOREIGN, TRIP
American Novelties 8o I.lke Hot
Cukes nnil Home Jlsdr Candy
Likewise Konr Months
IIoki Active, Sueep atenur "
Cattle Dull and UnchmiKetl.
CHICAGO, March 21. CATTLE Re
ceipts, Lira "Ji?", ',"" ,,,., inimiuiinr in Mexico. This Informa-
changea: oeeves, nwuf.ij, " "'" - - ...
$6.5C4t7.00; western steers, i.boia.iu, . tton cames from Intimate rrienas or
stocKers ana leeaem, v.wu-.g, . -( pres)dent W son tonight, from tno same
"ftSffi'S emWt sources It was learned that Justice
active and generally 5o higher; light, jBmes W. Gerard ot New York was a
American Ingenuity has thought out a
good many original plans, but perhaps
nobody before Miss Grace M. Putnam ot
Landing, N. J., solved he problem that
confronted her In exactly the same way
that she did.
Miss Putnam Is pretty and the pos-.
sessor of a particularly fetching dimple,
which were no doubt factors In her suc
cess ns a pedler. She cleared $250 on
her venture, besides seeing the sights ot
England and having her living.
What made her do such a thing? every
Well, she did It chiefly because she
wanted to and because sho was born
with a spirit of adventure. Just ns was
her great-grandfather, a Salem man, who
went to the Arctio regions with the
Grlnnell expedition long ago.
Miss Putnam was born nnd brought
UP In tho Back Bay In Boston. She was
educated privately and came out In so
ciety after the manner of her friends,
but nt the end of her first season society
palled upon her and sho was bored.
Then her father had reverses ot,for-;
tuna and the trip she had expected to
make to Europe had to be abandoned
for n time.
Now she wanted to go to Europe. She
wanted to do England, and It was the
only thine about her father's reverses
that troubled her.
And this waa when she put on her
thinking cap and the Idea camo that oho
would earn her way to Eeurope, She
called her Idea a "subliminal uprush," a
term she learned when she studied psy
chology In school, and the subliminal
uprush brought up with It the idea to
be a pedler.
A Orent Secret.
She never told a soul. Ol dear, no;
that would have ended everything, for
her people believed In good form Just as
much as they believed In baked beans.
And so she' kept her own counsel and
saved the money she received for a
spring wardrobe and bought her ticket
to England, carrying with her a trunk-
ful of American novelties that cost about
$25 in all. There were all kinds ot trick
things, such ob fakirs sell on the streets
for a cent or two rubber things that
spring out of balls, nnd Jumping mice,
etc., etc. and thcro were all kinds of lit
tle American made things, all of which
wero stored In bright flowered candy
boxes, which sho had begged from her
When sho arrived on the other side
sho went to the headquarters ot the
English Woman's Christian association
and asked them to advise her about a
cheap room. She got one and there
prepared her wares. She bought an
ample hamper basket lind two long
straps, a rubber coat and hat and shoes,
all of which were very Inexpensive.
Then an English woman promised to
care tor her trunk till she should re
turn and she started out on foot to
Well, tho scheme was a tremendous
success. Of course, there wore some
outs about It and not a few ndventures,
but taken as a whole It passed the girl's
fondest dreams ot it as she had planned
It In the beginning,
She trudged along the beautiful Eng
lish roads and stopped at every house
by the way.
The Dimple In Action.
She rang the bell and said with sv
radiant smite nnd showing up her dimple
to tho best advantage: "I'm an Ameri
can girl; I'm a peddler and I've got some
charming American things for sale."
There was scarcely an Instance when
Corelll at Stratford on Avon, and more
over, teaching the temperament rt I author,
ess to make the randy. She will never
forget thn sight of the very plump au
thoress of tho "Sorrows of Painti" test
ing the candy In a glass of water and
burning her tongue on the spoon. Red
In tho face, eager and very amiable, the
unapproachable lady of Avon turned her
sweetest Vide to tho American girl and
they became good friends.
An automobile party of Americans over
took her nnd not only bought all her
stock of candy, but left an order for
countless pounds to be made and sent on
I to Ixjndon to them, and they gave her a
I 5 note and whirled away before she
could mention ohange. She sent the
candy to them as soon as she could
Another automobile party of Chicago
girls and their father overtook her and
Invited her to see several cathedrals.
They were profoundly Interested In her
story and they put up at the little Inn
In her town and came around the next
day and helped her make fudge and
taffy nnd old-faahlonwl peanut stick.
They said they had tht .time of their
lives and they bought all the candy sho
Miss Putnam was gone from the middle
of May, to the first ot October and she
will never, never, never forget thn Joy of
her experience. New York Sun.
underwood says tariff
measure'should be secret
WASHINTON, March Jl.-Democratla
Leader Underwood asked tonUnt that
., rmmtrv withhold Judgment on iho
tariff revision bill until It Is presented
to the house and made public hy tho au
thority of Its framers. All along ho lias
Insisted as chairman of the ways aim
means committee Upon aDsoiuin secrcvy
regarding the measure. "1 hope that tno
country will not piejudgo tho bill until
It Is Introduced In congress und authot
Itatlvcly made public," said he.
Mr. Underwood was weary wnen no
stopped work tonight nfttr many hours'
iinlv of the coming Underwood bill.
Statistical exports had been closeted with
him figuring on the revenue proUAmuuei
nnd a mazo of figures had passed In i-
view before them.
NOW FOR SPRING PAINTING
Nclffhltorlr Susuestlon Ilonsed the
Knrritirs of the Vocal
$8.WS9.12K; mlxecL $.6&&9.10; heavy, JMt,
89.05; rough, $8.Stfs.ou; pigs. t.&aw.-".
SHEEP AND LAMUS-Rccelpts, 1.000
head; market steady to strong; nat ves.
$6.0V87.00; westerns, $6.257.00; yearlings,
$7.20(88.25: native lambs, $7.0l8.&5; west
. . . .
likely choice for nmbassaaor to itaiy,
und that William Church OsboYn of New
York. Augustus Thomas, the playwright,
and possibly Thomas Nelson Page of Vir
glnla would bo ambassadors to European
Frederick C. Penflcld of Germantown,
Pa.. Seth Low, former mayor ot New
York, and Joseph E. Wlllard arc under
Knnsaa City Live Stock Market,
KANSAS CITY. Mo.. March
.T.T tp n.n.inti m Load; no southernh,
market steady: dressed beef and export; conB,deratlon for ,,r0mlnent places in the
Srn'VM:6 -r ' d-P'omatic service.
feeders. $6.60B8.40; southern steers, $6.iWi
Ir? ,rbu VACATION AT
iWs-RecetPts. 2.00 , head ; market
hurw- hulk. 18.76lS8.90: heavy, $8.70S.1SO;I
packers and butchers $8.75Q.W; light, i vacation at Crelghton unl-
W-.80S8-95: P ??S;f&Bn-in.. sW wi, nrofe.slonal and arts de-
CREIGHT0N NOW ON
head; market higher: Colorado larabj, partmerits. began yesterday and will con-H-SS5-S:
?"?lnffirifo!ke?.thSS Untie over Sunday. Student, of the pro-
IK 11 1114 3 ss
11 3 10 31 1441 I IS
1X0 I 30 II mo 40
. 1 1 OS, 3 34
STEERS AND HEIFERS,
4 1470 T W
COWS AND HEIFERS.
i i:i tio
G. H. Williams.
1000 C 36 2 cows 975 5 GO
.1137 6 55 2 bulls 1290 6 40
1262 7 25 2 steer 1235 7 76
175 9 60
HOGS As compared with the lsst few
WMks, today's receipts were very mod
erate, only about 100 cars, or 6,000 head.
blng reported in. The week to date
totals In the neighborhood of 42,100, over
IJ,ttO head, smaller than a week ago, and
14,0ft) short of the supply for the samt
period last year.
The market opened about 10c higher,
the long end of the sales being made at
$S.M. After about half of the offerings
hud been sold, values developed a weaker
tendency and as salesmen were not In
clined to cash their holdings at thl de
cline the trade turned Into a slow, draggy
iffalr. So determined were the salesmen
:o get the full advance for their offerings
that up to a late hour a good share of
'he supply was still unsold.
Shippers and speculators were heavy
huyers on the early trade and their pur
"liases amounted to morn than half of
.lie sales made at this time. The quality
af the receipts was all that could be
asked for. In fact the quality of the
week's supply has been the best that has
icen seen here for some time,
Sioux Cltj- Live Stock Market,
SIOUX CITY, la.. March 21. CATTLE
Receipts, 500 head: market steady: na
tive steers, $7.5088,75; cows and heifers,
$5.6007.75; canners. $3.75S6.00; stockers
and feeders. $7,004(8.00; calves, I7.MS7.75;
HOGS Receipts, 8,000 head; market 16o
higher; heavy, $8.6&38.70; mixed, $8.70
8.75; light. $8.708.W; pigs, $7.0098.00; bulk
of sales, $5.708.76.
No fresh receipts of sheep.
St. Joseph Live Stock Market.
ST JOSEPH. Mo.. March 21. CATTLE
Receipts. 100 head; market steady;
steers, $7.00iff8.0; cows and heifers, $4.0ftgi
8.50; calves, $6.00ftl0.60.
HOGS Receipts, 3.500 head; market
higher; top, $8.90; bulk of sales, tS.7Sft8.S6.
SHEEP AND LAMBS No fresh re
ceipts; lambs, $7.0038.75,
Chicago Produce Market.
CHICAGO, March 21. BPTTER Mar
ket steady; receipts. 6,306 tubs; creamery
extras, 34H35c; extra firsts. 84934V4c;
firsts. 31 1) 33c; seconds, ra'awc; ladles. No.
1, 22c: packing, 22V4fl23c.
BGGS Steady; receipts, 11.158 cases; at
mark, cases Included. 17S17J4c; ordinary
firsts. 16c: firsts, 17VSc.
POTATOES Steady ; receipts, 65 ears;
Michigan. 4548c; Minnesota, 43648c; Wis.
POULTRY Easier; turkeys, dressed,
21c: chickens, alive. 16c: springs, alive.
. ITT .
WASHINGTON. March 21. The condi
tion of the United States treasury at the
beginning of business today was as lot
lows' Working balance. $71,899,636: In
banks aand Philippine treasury. $42.640..
657: total of general fund. $149,655,442; re
ceipts yesterday, $2,458,23; disbursements,
$1,266,793. The surplus this fiscal year Is
lll.463.OJ7. as against a deficit of i7,oii.
616 last year. The figures for receipts,
disbursements, etc, exclude i'anam
canal and public debt transactions.
II ft All STREET'S TBAIIU
fesslonal departments are required to re
port Monday, while the arts department
students will not report until Tuesday.
The professional students have but one
more month of school, their combined
commencement exercises taking place
April 28, while the arts students will con
tinue their studies until about June 20.
NOTABLE CAREER OF A SLAVE
Harriet T. Davis, Seont, Spy, War
Nurse nnd Underground nail
Food Crop nnd Industrial Condition
NEW YORK, March 21. Uradstreet's
From the time that values began to
... i V until Ihji .ln I h . trntlf, rAmulnA.l
very slow and dull, and It was mid-day ' today will say
before anything like a clearance had! Though wholesale trade reports are ln
Scout, spy, war nurse, "underground
railroad" manager, a memorable figure
of the. civil war period has passed away
In the death of Harriet Tubman Davis
at Auburn. N. Y.
Harriet Tubman was born a slave In
Maryland. Of Ashantee blood, descend
ant of tribal chiefs, she possessed an
unconquerable spirit and Immense physi
cal strength, surpassing that of most
men. To avoid being "sold south" In
her youth, she followed the north star
of freedom, but soon waa back teaching
other negroes the road she had trod.
Rewards amounting to $40,000 were offered
In Virginia and Maryland, for her ar
rest. Harriet Tubman was invaluable as sn
"underground-railroad" agent In tho
north. While in this work she led the
mob that rescued Charles Nalle, a fugi
tive slave, In Troy. Though beaten upon
the head by policemen's billies, she
thrashed two of them and aided the res
cue with her mighty muscles, In her
(station of the Underground at Auburn,
with the financial support of William H,
Seward, she sent many a refugee to
Canada. Appointed as a nurse to Colonel
Shaw's famous pegro regiment In lfc63.
she boon appeared In a new capacity I
as a scout for the union troops, In 1894
she founded the Harriet Tuman Davis
Home for Indigent aged negroes, where
she herself died at the supposed age
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close were about a nickel lower thaniarity, due principally to financial fac-Jof 8.-New York Woria
her methods did not win success of
greater or less degree
She almost always made a sale and at
an excellent profit.
No one had ever seen such amusing
things as she offered, and because they
wero American everybody wanted them
and everybody? was Interested In her be
cause she was an American and had
such a charming manner, not to say so
Sho got her meals wherever she was at
the time. Usually In some vine-grown
or rote-embowered cottage, and she
would be ohl so hungry, and the things
would taste so good country fare, straw.
berries and delicious bread and fresh
country butter and country cheese and
roast lamb and roast beef and Yorkshire
pudding and honey and fried sole and
baked potatoes and such delicious whole
some things. Everybody wanted to give
her meals free, but she always Insisted
on paying for them with something from
When she camo to the end of her
hamper stock she stayed a week at
charming cottage, paying for her board
at ten shillings a week ($2.60), and the
housewife permitted her to use the range,
and here she made candy of all kinds,
buying the sugar and molasses and but
ter and nuts at a nearby shop and every
day she went out on a tour with her
hamper filled with home-ma'de American
candy. She packed It In the American
candy boxes with the bright flowered
covers, and when they were gone sh
made cornucopias ot flowered wall paper
that she bought In the village.
The 4'nmly Htanl.
Then she went back to Liverpool
traveling third class part way and walk
ing part way and selling her candy (III
It was all gone. Then she started out In
a different direction and sold her strange
American things und again put up at a
rose-covered cottage and made candy to
sell, This time she was a few minutes'
walk from Chester and she did a
flourishing business, and finally had her
trunk sent on from Liverpool and then
went out from Chester In all directions
selling curious American things and
wonderful American candy.
Sometimes sho was asked to teach the
housewives to make the candy Instead ol
paying for her dinner or lunch or sup
per or lodging, and so she saved a great
part of her earnings.
She stayed on and on long nftrr she
had sold her trunkful of things, going
all over England making and selling the
American candy which the people were
wild about. She saw much ot thn beau,
tlful English country, visited cathedrals
and places of note, and bbst of all. madej
some charming friends, j
Among her adventures were two pro
posals of marriage by English country
youths, who were Inconsolable when she
And another adventure as she rerarded
it was the selling of sweets to Mart
The house will have to bo palntod
this sprint." Mrs. Jnmesworiny,
and while we're at It, I think it wouiu
be wise to paint the barn and woodshed
and make everything look as though
civilised people lived here."
Yes." retorted Janieswortny, ana
we'd better gild the sidewalks and buy
gold-mounted handle for the pump,
Anvthlnir to get r d of the few pioces
of eight 1 havo salted down In the build
ing and loan. I know what has happened
as well as though I had been here all
day. Old Pumphcad, who sells ready
mlxod paints, made of mud ana rain
water, has been leaning against our
front fence and telling you that we'd
increase the value of our property 500
uer cent by painting everything In signt.
Including the' cow and the closollne. I
atk you as man to man, Mrs. James
worthy, If my guess doesn't ring the
'It Is true that Mr. Pumphead stopped
a minute as ne was bohik
and called my attention to the fact that
the house needs paint, but I don't see
anything wrong about that"
"Oh. ot course you don't, because you
are the grandmother of ull easy marks.
If Pumnhoad came along and recom
mended something that wouldn't put
monoy Into his own cash register I'd be
willing to admit that his conduct was
neighborly and praiseworthy, but you'll
never see him do that. If he saw a
horse dying In our front yard he wouldn't
advise you to call a veterinarian, be
cause there would be no rakeoff for him
in It, but It he sees a scratch on the
paint he wants us to paint the whole
shooting gallery, thinking he II sell us
tho material. All these old pirates
around hero who take bo much Interest
In Improving our property have axes to
grind, and you are so easy you never
drop to their games, but make requlsl
lions on ins for fabulous sums of money,
"This house waa painted two years ago
and I bought the paint of Pumphead
He placed his hand on the Koran and
said the paint would be good for ten
years and now he comes, before the
blamed paint is fairly dry on the house,
and says the Job ought to be done over
again. I'll have to call at his old
mausoleum ot a store and show him that
thore's one member of the Jamesworthy
family who don't buy gold bricks.
"This thing of painting la a mistake,
anyhow. When we Indulge in It we
merely turn over our saving to the paint
trust and store up trouble for ourselves
A frame house Is far better without be
Inr painted, Consider the trses ot tit
forest, Mrs. Jamesworthy, how they
withstand the fury of Hie elements. They
are made of wood, Ilk this house, but
they are not painted. If some Idiot went
Into the woods applying yellow ochre to
the trees they'd all be dead and decayed
In six months.
"Last spring old Pumphead Induced
Squigg to paint his house, and If you
have any memory at all you must recall
what happened. When the painter ar
rived to do the Job he said the old paint
would have to be burned off and he be
gan to do It, with the result that he set
the house on fire nnd the firemen cam
nnd squirted water over everything on
the place and Squigg has been trying
ever since to get the Insurance and hasn'
got It yet. Everything he wears smells
of smoke and he walks with a limp be'
causn he broke a leg Jumping out of an
upstairs window when his house was
biasing. If you want to know what the
real thing In fury Is Just go around to
Squlgg's and mention the matter of
REAGAN SUBMITS PROPOSAL
Asks Charter Committee to Consider
Need of Labor Commissioner.
COULD SETTLE LABOR DISPUTES
Appointed by Mnjnr nnil Cnnld Sub
poena nnd Ksninlne Witnesses
and Enforce Sanitation and
Senator John E. Rengnn. member of
the city charter committee, proposed to
the convention last night that an article
be Incorporated In tha new charter pro
viding for the appointment of a labor
commissioner by thn mayor, this official
to have power to settle disputes between
employers and employed, to have pollco
authority and power to summon nnd ex
amine witnesses. The proposal was re
ferred to the committee on public affairs.
Submitting It the senator said:
"I propose this now for your considera
tion and to get It before the people,
"That the new charter shall provide
that the mayor may appoint, with the
approval ot the council. n nbor commis
sioner whose salary will bo fixed by tho
council, and nhose duty It will be to In
spect all places within tho Jurisdiction
of the city of Omaha where labor Is em
ployed with reference to the sanitation,
safety nnd protection of all working peo
ple, and to be clothed with police power,
and r'hoso duty It shall be to see that
nil laws of both city and state, the object
of which Is tho protection of the llfo
and health of workmen, are enforced. Ho
hall nlso have power to Inquire Into nil
disputes between employers nnd em
ployes, subpoenn witnesses and examine
them under oath, from which ho will
make a report of the true conditions, to
gether with recommendations to the city
council, and keep a copy on flic In his
fflce for public Inspection. The city
council, upon his request, shall furnish
uoh help to his office ns Is necessary lo
carry on tho work."
The proposal was not discussed.
Rule Are Amended.
Member Metcalfe Introduced a resolu
tion providing that all resolutions hence
forth adopted be referred twenty-four
hours before a vote was taken. B. M.
Fairfield offered an amendment suggested
by tho chair to the effect that such
delay be permitted only upon request of
three members. Tho amendment was
adopted, Metcalfe dissenting.
Metcalfe said he submitted the resolu
tion In view ot the hnsty action the con
vention had taken on the resolution ash
lng the legislature to kill the metropoli
an water district bill. To this statement
Metcalfe's colleagues objected.
"If wo ha-ven't done a good service to
the people we certainly havo done no
harm," said Senator Hengaii, "To adopt
the resolution presented by Mr. Metcalfe
would Interfere with tho work of this
Dr. E. Holovtehlner pointed out that
something might come up demanding Itn
mediate notion. Metcalfe's resolution, ho
said, would tie the hands of ever- mem
ber on the board.
"Tho members of this convention nr
not children," said E. M. Fairfield, "and
they do not need to be protected against
Metcalfe said he thought they needid
to be protected against themselves.
Police Commissioner J. J. Ryder not!
fled the convention that the library had
secured literature that would be ot use
The county commissioners submitted a
communication relative .to tax collec
tions, and George Anthes asked for a
hearing whenever the matter waa taken
up by the committee on finances nnd
There will be no meeting of tho con
before leaving here last night declares
he had been offered $3S,t and two lira
class players In exchange for Roger, Br s.
nahan by a National league "lub, the
nnino of which he refused to make
knewn. Although it was one of the big.
gen: offers ever made for a bill play- '
he refused to part with tho former bt
Order "Frat" Society
to Disband Soon
Ut.OOMINOTON. 111.. March 21. -Thn
council of administration of the Univer
sity of Illinois Issued an order today to
Yoxan, an exclusive secret society, to
ilsband by June 1. Alleged excessive use
Intoxicants caused the order. This
foclety was founded In lOtfi nnd elected
to membership upper classmen from the
Chnrmn nnd Maarots Carried lir
Superstitious Aviators for
Cripple Treated by
NEW YORK, March 21.-In tho nres-
ence of scores of physicians,, gathered
from all parts of the country, many of
tnem representing city health boards, Dr.
iTieaencu v. i-riedmann, treated thirty,
five patients with his tuberculosis vac
cine today. Twenty-nine of tho suf
ferers wero deformed babies. Before
holding his demonstration, tho Rerlln
specialist issued a statement advlslu
oijt-of-towii persons not to come to New
York with the hope of being treated until
after the government had passed on hi
vaccine at the conclusion of Us Inquiry,
At the doors of the hospital for de
formltles and Joint diseases, Dr. Fried
mann was beset by a throng of suffer
ers who Implored film to treat them. Th
patients he attended, however, already
hud been selected, and he had to force
his way gently through tile crowd of dl
appointed men and woman. A mother
with a child sank to her kntes, holding
tha baby toward the physician In out
During the cllnlo a 17-year-ld boy
walked Into the operating room. He waa
a patient treated with the vaccine twelve
days ago. "I.ook at my leg," ho said to
Dr. Frledmnnn, baring his knee, "when
you Injected your vaccine I could hardly
move, the leg was so swollen. Now
know that I will get well,"
The boy went through exercises
show the suppleness of his legs, and
then submitted to examination by th
00D00S OF HIGH FLYERS
Bryan Lauds Demos
and Their Beliefs
in Banquet Speech
Like most people wno play the game
' chance, aviators nro superstitious.
and those who do not look to some sign
or mascot for luck arc the exceptions,
They supplement tho ordinary supersti
tions with beliefs peculiar to tho profes-
on. What one aviator considers lucky
mny be the hoodoo of another. 1'or in
stance, the number 13 Is regarded as tho
lucky number of snvernl well known air
pilots. On the other hand, the four-leaf
clover, an ancient talisman, is shunned
llefnro Laffont nnd Pola were killed
Issy-les-Moullneaux, In h ranee, a
friend hoping lo bring them good luck
drew R four-leafed clover on the wing
f tho monoplane, but It seemed to have
tho roverBC effect. After tnat aviators
avoided the four-leafed clover.
There Is n galvanlicd Iron hangar at
Dover, England, that never shelters a
machine. There Is a superstition asso-
elated with It and tho average aviator
would rather expose his aeroplane to
anything than that hangar.
Cantaln Thomas S. llaldwln. tne vet
eran aviator, for more than twenty-five
ears has carried a flint which no money
could buy. Captain Baldwin could not
bo persuaded to start on nn air Journey
without his talisman. Ho has never nau
a serious accident, although he has flown
with every kind of air contraption ever
built. He has performed nlr stunts In
almost every part of the world and has
been decorated for his various achievements.
Curttss always wears the same old gray
cap and although he has frequently ad
mitted that a helmet Is a protection ho
never has used one. Through his ndvlco
many of his aviators wear the helmet.
Wilbur Wright never flew without hlB
shabby old Jacket, no matter who wcht
as his vassenger. In this Jacket he Is
photographed In his machlno sitting be
side King Alfonso.
Jeanne Harvue, daughter of the novel-
t and one of the foremost women filers.
has a pig fnr a mascot. She took It an a
flight and when It becamo older and un
manageable she kept It In her hangar.
Another aviator also has a pig and has
taken It for a ride.
Helene Dutrlcu Is said to wear a pair
of nrmy gaiters that belonged to her
father, who was an artillery officer. Sho
holds the duration record for he sex.
a lioer bullet taken from the skull
of a British soldier is tho talisman ot
Miss Edith Mazee, -who pilots a tricky
monoplane. She wears the bullet In n,
A green sweater Is said to be the good
luck omen of Baroness do la Roche, the
first woman In the world to drive an
aeroplane. Once sho flew without her
green sweater and met with n collision In
the air which almost cost her life, A few
months ago she was Injured n an auto
mobile accident, In which Yoleln, tho
builder of the machlno which she drove,
was killed. Before taking up aviation
Baroness de la Rocho took part In motor
boat rares and automobile exhibitions
and had been a show girl ut tho Bern
Mrs. Maurice Hewlett, wife of the Eng
lish novelist, han named her aeroplane
the Blue Bird and has taken up membcro
of her family for rides.
Those who knew the lato Hubert
Latham and saw him fly Invariably asso
ciate with him a long cigarette holder.
He never flew without It and frequently
smoked in the air. It was one of his
feats to light his cigarette while flying.
At the old Morris Parko race course,
where the Aeronautical society had Us
workshop, the aviators had a dog for
their mascot. When thoy changed their
quarters to Long Island, Spot wept
along, and no matter how early In tho
morning n machine went up Spot was
on hand. Spot became so accustomed
to flying machines that he grew care
Ie and this .familiarity nearly cost his
life, and at the same time imperilled
that of an aviatress. He got within the
range of a propeller when a machine
was about to start, and but for a timely
spring on his part he would have bean
cut to death by the sharp and' powerful
Aviators arc superstitious about early
morning accidents, and It one occurs, no
matter how slight, somo of them refuse
to go up again during the day.
There Is also a superstition about fly
ing over ground where accidents havo
occurred. Some ot these spots beqome
known as the "graveyard," as accident
latter accident has taken place on ul
J most the Identical ground, Aviators are
orten neizen with ground rear ana nave
been' known to continue flying for this
reason. New York Sun.
DES MOINES, March 21.-"Standpatlsm
Is dead," declared William J. Bryan, sec
retary of dtute, before the annual ban
quet of the Jefferson club here tonight.
Thn statement came early In his speech,
and tho orator, speaking before a crowd
which filled the big Coliseum here, dwelt
long upon the fact that he believed the
highest accomplishment of the present
administration would be the restoration
, "Then there was Dusenberry. He of what he termed the spirit of the for-
wanted to (ell his house and thought It
would sell better It he painted It, so he
made It a bright orange with blue trim
ming, and then everybody laughed at
the Idea of buying It. People said they
wouldn't be found dead In such a house
and he had to scrape all thn paint oft
before he got a customer. So let us henr
no more about such foolishness as paint
ing the house."' Walt Mamn in Chicago
Vetv York Money .Murket.
NEW YORK. March 21.-PRIME MER
CANTILE PAPBR- per cent.
STBRLINO EXCHANGE Finn, with
actual business In bankers' bills at fc3 for
tlxty-day bills and at W,'t for demand;
commercial bills, 4$2H.
SILVER Bar, U7$c; Mexican dollars,
futhers to the institutions of the United
"The same principles which enable two
men to live together as neighbor for a
term of years will enable this nation to
live on term of peace with every other
nation," he declared,
Other speakers of the evening wero
Claude R, Porter of Centervllle; Jerry
li. Klilllvan of Des Molnea and ex-Congressman
Martin J. Wade of Iowa City.
Mr. Uryan will go to Uncoln from
MURPHY REFUSES RECORD
OFFER FOR BRESNAHAN
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March II.
Charlis Murphy of tht Chicago National
ENGINE AND WORK TRAIN
IS BURIEDJJNDER SNOW
GIBBON, Neb.. March 21. (Special Tel
egram.) In a mile-long cut on the Hast
ings & Northwestern railroad during ttti
recent bllrtard the tender pf an epgtne
attached to a work train ( Jumped the
track. The efforts of the train erew 'o
put It on the rails proved futile and th
work train, engine and all was burd
under the snow tor two days. Nothin?
of the train was in sight-not even th
smokestack. A crew of 100 men ?rom this
town dug the drift from either side if
the train, leaving snow piled ten feet
high on the flat cars. The tender W4
then put back on the track and the train
with Its load of snow pulled out of the
cut. Tho yards here were packed with
several feet of snow,
American Telephone & Telegraph Go.
A dividend of Two Dollars per share
will be paid oq Tuesday. April 15, 1913.
to stockholders of record at the close ot
business on Monday, March SI, 1913.
WILLIAM R. DRIVER. Treasurer.
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