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VOL. XL11I NO. 218.
OMAHA, "WEDNESDAY MORNING, APRIL 8, 1914 TWELVE PAGES.
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WOMEN VOTERS OF
ILLINOIS EXPECT TO
Fate, of Three Thousand Public
Houses Outside Chicago Depends
on Result of Balloting.
WARM FIGHTS IN MANY CITIES
One County Clerk Refuses to Put
Question on Ballot.
WILSON'S CANDIDATE FOR CON
GRESS IN JERSEY BEATEN.
G. D. P. WINS IN NEW
JERSEY WITH WILSON
Troubles of a Congressman
WINTER WHEAT CROP
ESTIMATES SHOW IT
S AS AN ISSUE
ictory in Sev
Department of Agriculture Esti
mates Yield Will Exceed Half
FEAR RIOT IN SPRINGFIELD
Polls Are Guarded by Policemen and
BALLOTS ARE STOLEN AT PANA
Town Clerk Snyn He Wi lipid lp
hy Armed Men on Wnr from
Printing Office to the
MILWAUKEE. Wis., April 7.-Slxtcen
precincts In tlio city of Milwaukee give
Badlng, nonpartisan for mayor, 4,037;
Seidel, social democrat, 3,275.
KANSAS CITT, Mo.. April 7.-Henry L.
Jont, democrat, was re-elected mayor to
day over four other candidates by a
majority estimated at between 6,000 and
The nonpatrlsan ticket, pledged to com
mission government and headed by Clarence-
A. Burton, was second.
CHICAGO, April 7.-On the votes today
of newly' enfranchised women depended
the fato of more than 3,000 saloons In
Illinois, outsido of Chicago. In 324 town
ships In sixty-seven counties they went
to the polls and officially expressed their
'attitude toward the liquor traffic.
F. Scott McBrlde, superintendent of the
anil-saloon league of Illinois, asserted
women, using the ballot as a broom.
would sweep tho dramshops from thlrty
threo counties, Increasing the total of
"dry" counties In the state to slxty
thrcc. Fifty thousand down state women wero
eligible to vote.
John Dillon, clerk of La Salle county,
refused to place the local option ques
tion on tho ballot, denying the right of
women to sign the local option petition.
A writ of mandamus ordering Dillon to
place liquor on the ballot was Ignored
by him and he will be cited for contempt
There were several clashes last night
at Pana, Christian county, between saloon
supporters and temperance workers, who
were guarding a printing shop wheie
men wore working overtime to get out
the-ballots-for today after, obtaining av
belated court permit. v
Everr - available! policeman and many
deputy shrlffs were at the polls In Springs
field to prevent trouble. Antl-saloon
workers, asserted the 200 saloons In the
oapltal would bo voted out of existence,
For the first time In the history of
Chicago women today went to the polls
and enjoyed equal rights with tho men In
aldermanlo election. More than 217,600
women had registered, and election of
ficials estimated that more than 80 per
cent of these would vote. The number of
men registered totalled 405,283 and It was
estimated that about 75 per cent of them
would vote, naklng today's vote the larg
est on record In this city.
For fear that many of the women
might spoil their ballots In casting their
first vote, nearly a half million extra bal
lots were distributed, Fresh ballots were
given to those who requested them.
Although twelve Important positions ap
peared on the ballot besides the names
of the aldermanlo condldates, most of
the Jnterest In today's election was In
the success of the nine women candi
dates for council and the general result
of the women'" vote.
The most Interest was taken In the First
ward, where Mjss Marlon Drake, a court
stenographer, opposed Alderman John
(Bathhouse) Coughlln for re-election.
One of the propositions voted on today
provides for the building of a comprehen
sive subway system at a cost of SIM.OOO
000. The polls opened at 6 o'clock and
closed at 4 o'clock.
DECATUR, 111., April 7.-Town Clerk
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For Omaha. Council Bluffs and Vicinity
-Mostly cloudy: colder.
Tenuteratnre nt uiuufca 1 esterdny.
. Hours. Deg.
, 7 a. m 34
W a a. m 35
' -4 X- II) n m 6i
V- '7'm: S3
cioudy 0 is;:::::::::::2
r.T64' C p. m 31
. 7 p. m 31
J sP- m 30
Comparative Local Itecord.
ism. 1913. mi.'. inn
Highest yesterday 3 61 W 52
Lowest yesterday 3t 31 32
, Mean temperature 34 43 4t
Precipitation T . .00 .00
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from the normal;
Normal tempeiature 47
Deficiency for tho day i 13
Total excess since March 1 , 10
Normal precipitation '. .00 Inch
Deficiency for the day OOlneh
Total ralnfull since March 1.... 1.U7 Inches
Deficiency since March 1 25 Inch
Kxcess for cor. period. 1913.. ..1.90 Inches
Excess for cor. period. 191! 66 Inch
Ileporte from Statloim at 7 I. M,
Station and State Temp. High- Rain-
of Weather. 7 p.m. est. fall.
Cheyenne, snow 20
Denver, snow 38 So
Des Moines, clouJy 31 as .DO
Lander, cloudy 31! 38 .3t
North Platte, clear 8 34 T
Omaha, cloudy 31 Sit T
Pueblo, snow ,, 32 36 .V)
Rapid City, clear i 2: .tH
Bait Lake City, clear. .....SI t .00
Santa Fe, cloudy 3 W .CO
Sheridan, cloudy 30 SI .40
Sioux City, cloudy 2s W T
Valentme. part dpudy SS 1 ,01
T Indicates tnu of precipitation.
I A. WELSH. Local Forecaster,
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LICENSE YOTEJN THE STATE
Nebraska Towns Express Sentiment
Under the Option Law.
SOME VOTE ON SUNDAY BALL
Gllibou nnd Kustl Oppose Sunday
Hall Harlan County Toime Take
Decided Flop Into "Wet Colnran
from the Dry Territory.
Xenesaw . 7'
Pllger J .
I" air bury
Nebraska towns voted on license, Sunday-
base ball nnd pool halls In tho main
In ycstcrday'B elections. Very few
changes In tho wet and dry lineup are
noted. A hot fight In Beatrlco was
waged over Sunday ball with tho pro
ponents in the load. Harlan county
Ewitched wet, tho vote being. for license
in Republican City, Alma and Wilcox.
Gibbon voted dry and , aganst Sunday
base ball. Eustls was-, against Sunday
GRAND ISLAND A very light voto
was cast in the city eleotion today, there
being not a single contest and no ques
tions to bo submitted to the (voters, lfour
councllmcn ran In the four wards with
out opposition. Over the schools, there
was a somewhat greater interest than
usual by the women voters, the Civic
league, a women's organization devoted
to Improvements of a local nature and
comprised of suffragette as well as antl
suffragcttes, having brought out three
of the four candidates for the school
board, three to be elected.
L'AURELt Durrle and Simpson re
elected ' to tho town board, 8 to 30.
Champlln defeated Oxby by three votes.
KENESAW Today's election gives tho
wets, a majority of fourteen. Flshcher,
Blythe and Bosman, all old members of
tho board, are re-elected.-
COLUMBUS There was but one ticket
in the field today, but an effort was made
to defeat at least two of the council
men and members of the school board.
The regular ticket, which was elected
are: ' School board, Carl Kramer, re
publican; Frank Hud at and A. Plage
mnnn, democrats. Councllmen, First
ward, James Haney, democrat; Second
ward, I. Brock, republican; Third ward,
C. F. Ellas, democrat; Fourth ward, L.
F. Rector, republican. The saloon ques
tion was not an issue.
CRAIG Trustees elected; E. J. Martin,
J. T. Garner, Aug Carlson. For licensing
pool halls, 67 against 26. -
STELLA-Stclla remains dry.
Warm In II en trice.
BEATRICE At o'clock indications
point to the re-election of the threo old
commissioners. Mayor jJ. W. Mayer, J,
U. C. Field and J. R. Splcer, as a result
of the battle with the ballots, which has
been the hottest held In Beatrice for
years. The dry forces have . centered
their fight on Mayor Mayer and are en
deavoring to elect II. II. Norcross 'and
Hugo Ahlqulst as members of the board.
It Is predicted that the city will go
"wet" by the usual majority and that
the Sunday base ball proposition wilt
carry. A large voto is being polled and
In nearly every ward In the city votes
have been challenged by the opposing
SEWARD W. T. Saunders was elected
mayor on the citizens' ticket. License
was' not voted on. the town remaining
FAIRBl'RY Falrbury went in the wet
column by approximately fifty votes from
incomplete returns. There !s no' chango
in policy from last yeai. Return Indicate
that the entire citizens ticket has been
elected. No mayor vaa elected this year
as the mayor elected last year hQld over.
Mrs. Olive True has the chance of being
elected on the school hoard to succeed
J. A. Axtoll. Socialists pplled a llsht
vote and none was elected.
HLOOMFlELD-II. W. Pnllllps waj
elected mayor on the citizeim ticket.
There was no issue. A license board for
the city the same as last year carried.
SILVER CREEK By a vote of f to
51 this town was changed from the wet
tr- the dry column. F. Uuchanant and M.
S. Squires were elected trustees.
S HELTON J, B. Hodge, Lee Roberts
and Fred Spahr of the citizens' ticket
were elected village trustees today. Two
hundred and fifty-seven votes were cast,
as follows: For license. 166; against li
cense, 80. The town has had two saloons
the last year- v
GIimON-B. V. Henllne. Charles Wal
lace, W. II. Buck were elected council-
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LEADS FOR CONGRESS
lHaMAArflt ie C Ann tori ififVi Qnnialiaf '
Third in Running,
ILLINOIS CAPITAL VOTES "WET"
Bourbon Elected Representative
from Twelfth Massachusetts.
PR0HIBS WIN OUT IN LANSING
Carrr Comity In ,.hloh Mlphlgnn
Sent of Government In I.ncntrd,
but I.oc Two to the
PATEHSON, N. J., April 7.-Early re
turns indicated a sweeplns republican vic
tory In the special election held today In
the Seventh Now Jersey district to elect
o representative In congress to succeed
tho late Robert L. Bremner.
Thirty-four out of ninety districts In
the cities of Paterson and Passaic, which
Include four-fifths of the population' of
the district, gavo Drukker (republican),
2,967; O'Byrne (democrat), 2,067; Demareat
President AVilson's policies and socialism
were the main Issues in tho election.
The president attracted national atten
tion to tho local contest by endorsing
James J. O'Byrne, tho democratic candi
date, and the democratic national con
gressional committee sent speakers of
national reputation to aid O' Byrne's cam
paign. lied Stroiifihold.
Paterson, the largest city in tho dis
trict, Is a socialist stronghold, and the
socialists today predicted victory for
their candidate, Gordon Demareet. So
cialist organizations throughout tho coun
try backed Demareat in the hopo of
sending a representative to congress,
where the retirement of Victor Berger
left them without a spokesman.
The republicans based their hopes of
electing Dow H. Drukker on tho fact that
his voto in the nominating primaries in
dicated a largo normal republican plu
rality In the district, in splto of the fact
that Representative Bremner was a dem
ocrat. Mr. Drukker in his speeches held that
the now tariff had hurt the working
man. Tho progressives and the socialist
labor party also havo candidates.
Enoh Hide AVIns Counties.
rETROIT. -Mich., April 7,-Addttlonal
returns received today from j-esterday's
iocai .option election m twelve Michigan
counties revealed that each of "the op
posing factions won th'o counties from
the- other. IVexford county, tohtch was
goncoded to tho "drys" last night, went
"wet" by a majority of four votes. The
"wets' also captured Clarge county from
the "drys," and the latter took Roscom
mon county and Ingham county, In which
Lansing, the capital, is located, from the
saloon forces. The principal campaign
centered In. Ingham county, and for that
reason the antl-saloon forces are espe
cially jubilant today.
BOSTON, April 7. James A. Galllvan,
democrat, was elected today to congress
from the Twelfth district to fill the un
expired term of Mayo'r James M. Curley,
resigned. He received a majority In a
The vote was: Gallivan, 8.70S; Frank
L. Brier, republican, 3,973; James B. Con
nolly, progressive, 3,692.
SPRINGFIELD, III., April 7. -Springfield
voted wet .today by a majority 'of
more than ?,W), both men and women
Is Ordered to Leave
CHICAGO, April 7.-Mlss Dorothy .Peth
Ick, English militant, heroine of two
hunger strikes and sister of Mrs. Pethlck
Lawrence, former secretary of the
Women's Political union of England, was
ordered from a First ward polling place
here today.' Miss Pethlck and Miss Mar
garet Hodge, a prominent Australian suf
fragist, were asked to leave the polling
place after being called "loafers." The
two were standing near the clerk's table
watching women vote when a woman
clerk of election said:
"You two will have to move on. We
can't have loafers here."
A policeman stepped forward to enforce,
If necessary, the clerk's order.
Miss Pethlck started to make an indig
nant remark, but Miss Hodee said:
I "Let us go, Dorothy, if they don't want
!us here. Wo must obey the laws."
! "This incident hardly marred the en
joyment of the day," said Miss Pethlck
afterward. It was glorious to see women
is Towed Into Port
NORFOLK. Va.. April 7.-Filllng fast,
Its side plates blown out, forward deck
torn up and funnels wronched out of
place the destroyer Aylwin was towed to
the navy yard here today and docked,
bringing the story of how one of Its
firemen was killed and two were serl
i ously Injured yesterday lit an explosion
of Diamond Shoals lightship. Naval offi
cers estimate the Aylwin could have kept
afloat not more than five hours longer.
REPORTER ELECTED CHIEF
OF POLICE AT CEDAR RAPIDS
CKPAR RAPIDS. Ia, April 7. -Sterling
8. Burtln. formerly a police reporter on
a local newspaper, was today elected
chief of police of Cedar Rapids by the
Drawn for The Bee by Powell.
HOBSON CONCEDES DEFEAT
Underwood Will Be Next Senator
BANKHEAD GOES TO CONGRESS
Son or Senator Will Be Elected to
Succeed rtepreeentatlYe Hobaon
Kltchln Will Be House
BIRMINGHAM. Ala.. April T.-L. .Bi
Musuroye, campaign manager for Con
gressman itlolimon4 tiraon vqpson,
conceded Oscar' W. Underrrood'a nomi
nation to Uia, United .States icenattt in a.
statement made at Il:s6 o'olock this morn-
for Washington. ,
incomplete returns today, from
practically all of the sixty-seven coun
ties in the state apparently substantiated
early predictions that Oscar W. Urider
wod had defeated Richmond Pearson
Hobson for nomination to the Alabama
long term In the United States senate.
Progress today in counting the vote was
slow, especially In the larger cities.
Thlrtv-nffiA nut nf ffftv.tWM nMAln.1.
In Jefferson county gave Underwood 2.C01'
votes' ana Hobson 1,605.
State returns showed a close race be
tween Ray Rushton of Montgomery and
Frank S. White of Birmingham for tho
short term nomination to the United
The gubernatorial contest was one of
the closest in the list. Former Governor
B. B. Comer maintained a slight plurality
early In the day. R. F. Kolh nf Mnnt.
gomery and Charles Henderson of Troy
wero running a close race for second
If none of the candidal. rArK
majority, a second primary between the
iwo leading candidates will be held May
11, at which time similar contests between
other state officers will be settled and a
United States senator for the short term
will be formally elected.
Indications are that Representative G.
W. Taylor of the First district had lost
to O. L. Gray of Choctaw county. George
Huddleston of Jefferson county leads his
three opponents In tho Ninth district to
succeed Representative Underwood. It
was generally believed that William H.
Bankhead, son of the United States sena
tor from Alabama, had won In the Sixth,
to succeed Representative Hobson.
Judge K. U Almon of Colbert county
seemed a winner In the Eiehth over three
ojher candidates, to succeed the late
Representative William Richardson.
Kifphln Will I)r Home Leader.
WASHINGTON, April T.-Oscar Under
wood's selection for the senate from
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The National Capital
Tuesday, April,- Tf 191-1.
Canals committee voted for fifteen days
of public hearings on the repeal of tho
Panama tolls exemption.
Senator Works spoke of the treaty as
pects of the tolls controversy and Sen
ator Polndexter urged his resolution to
delay action until all diplomatic) corre
spondence had been published.
By a vote of 81 to CO Senator Kenyon's
resolution to abolish executive sessions
except or certan subjects was tabled.
Senator Polndexter's resolution calling
on the president for an explanation of
the language of his Panama tolls ex
emption repeal message was referred to
tho foreign relations committee.
Adjourned at 6;06 p. m. to noon Wednes
day. The lloose.
Debate was resumed on the legislative,
executive and Judicial appropriation bill.
The charge against Representative Mc
Dermott of Illinois, irrbwlns- out of th
lobby Investigation, were again considered
uy uio juuiumrycutniniiKee,
Rules committee heard Representative
Rainey In support of his charge of a
wtr power trust at the Keokuk dam.
Lands committee began considering the
oil and coal land leasing bill In executive
Bills for a year's, pay to the. widow of
Lieutenant Colonel Gaillard, one of the
Panama canal builders, was fai-orably
Adjourned at (:1S n. m. to noon Wednes.
Expected to Reoover;
Hunt His Assailants
DKNVBR, Colo.. April 7.-An investiga
tion Into the kidnaping of Rev. Otis
L.. Spurgeon from his hotel in Denver
Sunday night Instituted by the Authori
ties of Adams county, whero ho was
beaten and turned loose, today gave pro
mise of the next developments. It'.was
.Intimated that the county authorities
were searching for evidence that might
rtaijltr In the -flllPK of criminal charges.
It .was, said that a chaxgeJofokldttaplnK.
would lie in, tbei county 40 which Spur
geon was taken 'aha that Information
that rrioney had been taken from the
minister, If substantiated., was furnished
a' basis for a robbery charge
It authorities of Denver or Adorns
county had made any progress toward
determining the Identity of Spurgeon's
kidnapers they refused to give out any
From the hospital roports were received
that Rev. Spurgeon showed considerable
improvement today. Dr. C. O. Hansen,
his physician, stated that Internal hem
orrhages had ceased and that unless
complications arose a recovery seemed
Mrs. Spurgeon, wife of the injured man,
who was reported yesterday to have left
Des Moines, was expected to reach
Denver late today.
Police in New York
NBW "FORK, April 7.-Mavir Mltchel
today answered' the question asked most
often since he took office by appointing
Arthur H. Woods, ono of his tecreturlcB,
police commissioner. Mr.' WooiK, a young
Harvard B-radiiate. formor newspaper
man, a skilled investigator and several'
years ago ft deputy police commissioner
under Commissioner Theodo'o 'Bingham,
wilt tako offloe tomorrow.
How to fill this tiffins has Ions been
a problem, with the mavor. Mr. Mllthel
tried to settle it by otferins the place
to Colonel Georgo W. Goethal of Pa-,
nam a canal fame.
Dr, Joseph Bryant, ,
Dies in New York
NEW YORKf. April 7.-Dr. Josepli D.
Bryant died this afternoon In St. Vin
cent's hospital of diabetes. He had been
In the Institution since March 11. Dr.
Bryant, former president of the American
Medical' association, was one of the most
eminent sura-eons In the country. He was
a close personal friend of the late Grover
Cleveland. Dr. Bryant was years old.
He had been connected with Bellevue hos
pital for years, first as an Interne and at
the time of his death as professor of the
principles and practice of surgery.
Asks Inquiry Into
Keokuk Dam Affairs
WASHINGTON, April 7.-Representa-tlve
Rainey, republican, of Illinois, told
the house rules committee today that not
a consumer of electrical energy In the
Mississippi valley was benefited by the
Keokuk dam and charged that tho so
called Keokuk dam monopoly "has fast
ened its fingers on the throats of the
people of St. Louts for 100 years to come"
unless there is remedial legislation. Mr,
Rainey urged a congressional investiga
tion of tho Krokuk and Hamilton Water
Power company, the Mississippi River
Power company and the companies oper
ating with thetrf. He charged Hie power
company opetatng the Keokuk dam Is al
lied with other great power companies
that control power, transportation and
light facilities In the central west.
STATE CLEANUP DAYS NAMED
Governor Morehead Issues Proclama
tion on Fire Protection.
WARDEN PREPARES THE RULES
W. S. nldsiell, Depatr Fire Commls
aloner, Prepares Posters Printed
irlth Htd Ink to Be Placed
All Orer (he -State..
To promote fire prevention and diminish
fri losses within the state, of Nebraska
fcntnor Morehead has proclaimed April
it and' IS -assays for general clean-up.
The ftovernor'n nra&tat'na1oiifon:bwa!
tho Office of Fire Commissioner; In order
that.the ea.t loss annuslly abstained! by
iiiu misni do reuucea to me minimum, it
has been the custom, since the creation
ui luio uuioe, 10 nesignaie two nays eacn
serins' as flrn nrnvuntlnn Hftn.tih rluv
and In accordance with this custom 1
so designate April 17 and It, 1914.
I request all the cltlsens of the state
to op-operat-s with the fire commissioner
In his efforts to reduce the loss of prop
erty and the danger to life, by having
removed from their premises all traan
and useless Inflammable material. I also
suggest that the teachers In our schools
have some suitable exercises on these
days and th.U they lend hearty aid and
assistance to the commissioner.
Given under by hand and the great seal
of the Stato of Nebraska, this second day
of April, 1811.
For Fire Protection.
In the lntorcst of fire prevention, W.
S. Rldgell, chief deputy fire commis
sioner, has compiled the following rules
which hase been printed on posters In
red Ink and aro being distributed through
out the state:
Use every precaution to conscrvo your
life and property from destruction by fire.
Tho average annual fire loss In this coun
try Is 2i,000,Xi. Seventy per cent of all
fires are caused by carelessness. Fires in
the United States cost over 00 a minute.
.Flro destroyed $1,716,676.10 of property in
Nebraska during 1913. Join In a movement
to reduce this enormous waste.
Don't use tho dangerous parlor or the
Use safety matches.
Don't throw matches carelessly about.
Keep them In metal boxes.
Don't leave matches within the reach
Teach your children they are danger
ous and not to be played with.
S.0.?'111 your lamps by artificial light.
Fill them while you have daylight.
Ifever attempt to start a fire with
Usa paper, shavings and wood.
Don't keep your korosone oan near the
Have wire gloses over gas lights where
there Is danger of window curtains blow
ing against the flames.
Never attempt to fill a gasoline stove
while it Is burning.
Don't clean clothes with gasoline In the
If you must use gasoline for this pur
pose, take it outdoors, and then bo
Always bear In mind that gasoline is
a dsngerous explosive fluid.
Keep your gasoline outdoors In a can
Don't use naphtha stove polish.
Naphtha Is more explosive than gaso
line, Keep your dustless mops, dusters and
nil, oliy rags in a ventilated metal re
ceptacle. Oily rags and waste often cause fires
by spontaneous combustion.
Uurn up all old rubbish, drv weeda. tn.
Watch the bonfire closely and never
it-uvu ii until u is entirely out.
Don't put ashes In wooden boxes, etc,
Keep them In a metal receptacle or In
the yard away from wood fences or build
ing. Always uso care in attending furnace or
Have your chimneys and flues Inspected
and repaired every September by a com
Don't hang electric wires over nails.
Don't run electric wires through walls
or wood partitions without proper porce
Clinton High School
Students on Strike
CLINTON, la., April 7.-Hlgh school
students here went on strike today be
cause the school board did not reappoint
Miss Ardella Billings principal. MIs
Rllllngs Induced the students to return
to their classes temporarily, but an or
ganization was formed at a mass meet
ing of students at noon and a protest
to tho school board was framed. The
students marched out this morning In
accordance with prearranged plans.
CONDITION ABOVE THE AVERAGE
Ninety-Five and Six Hundred Per
Cent of Normal for April.
SHALL ACREAGE IS ABANDONED
Unusually Bip Area Will Be Har
vested, it is Believed.
PLANT COMES THROUGH STRONG
Bears Up Ilnrlns; Cold fleaeon In
Manner lletter Thnn Gener
ally the Case In Last
WASHINGTON, April 7.-A record
breaking- winter wheat crop Is in pros-
pect this year the Department of Agri
culture estimating on a conservative
basis that the yield may exceed 651,000,-
000 bushels. The condition of the crop
April 1, was P6.6 per cent of a normal
or 11.5 per cent better than the- average
April 1 condition for the last ten year.
The area planted last autum was OT,-
506,000 acres and with a comparatively
good winter it is believed tho percentage
of acreage abandoned has been some
what less than 9.6 per cent tho average
abandoned during the last ten years, so
that an unusually big acreage will bo
harvested If conditions continue favor
able throughout the season.
In a statement today concerning the
crop the department said:
"The condition of winter wheat on
April 1, vis: 95.6 per cent of normal is
11.5 per cent higher than the average
of tho last ten years. The yield per
acre In the same ten years averaged tit
teen bushels; an Increaso of 11.6 per cent
to this average would be 197 bushels.
"The acreage planted last fall was esti
mated at 36,6OG,O00 acres, 16.7 bushels ap
plied to this acreage "give 009,650,000. But
there is always some of the planted area
abandoned before harvest j tho avetage
of such abandonment In tho last ten
years has been about 9.6 per cent of tho
area planted. It thfs average of abandon
ment be deducted from the estimated,
planted area and 16.7 be applied to tho
remaining amount a production of about
6S1.00O.O0O would be Indicated.
. "Tho wheat pUnt wintered unusually
well and It Is nbt to be expected that
tho ton-year avorage of abandonment
has occurred this' year. On the other
hand, a crop that Is InerjfJUlgU con
dition on 'April' l; ft iathe case this
year is moto susceptible to depreciation
later M -th season than a crop having
4 iower condition oh. April 1.
"tho, final estimate 6f production of
winter wne'at lh.1918 was 523.S6t.O00 bushels
(tho largest ever recorded) and In 19U!
It was 539,919,000 bushels."
Comparisons for winter wheat In prin
cipal states follow:
Btato. 10J'r. av.
New York 9S
Pennsylvania .'. M SS
Ohio 94 &
Indiana 97 si
Illinois , 93 . St
Minnesota 83 ..
Iowa 95 in
Missouri , .' 98 $5
South Dakota...., S7
Nebraska 93 fit
Kansas 94 &
Texas 9- U
Arkansas .'..96 87
Montna ; 93
Wyoming , 94
Nciw Mexico !H
Idaho 9 97
Washington i 97 VI
Oregon 101 93
California .95 SS'
TWO DEATHS FROM HEART
FAILURE AT ABERDEEN
ABERDEEN, 8. D,, April 7.-(6peclal
Telegram.) While on his way from
rianklnton, S. D-, to visit his brothtrs in
Canada Thomas H. Nicholson, aged 53,
died o." heart failure In a rooming house
Mrs. Miriam Burke, a pioneer of Aber
deen, died of heart failure on the west
bound Olympian train last evening -while
on her return from a. visit to her old
home at New Harmony, Ind. Her death
occurred between Groton and Aberdeen.
She was the mother of Mrs. Frank
Beard, wife' of a local capitalist, and
has several other children here.
Kir. Advertiser and Advertls-er-to-Be,
there are many ways,
good ways, to advertise to tell
people all about what you make
and what you sell.
Dut the first and foremost
exponents of the gospel of con
centrated push are dally news
papers like The Bee.
If you wish to reach this
community, to cover it thor
oughlyevery home, every In
dividual It you want your
name and your merchandise to
be a part of the daily thought
of this city, advertise in The
Bee and other good news
papers. If you wish to reach one city
or ten, or ten times ten the
nation if you choose tho good
newspapers offer ' the same
brand of concentrated push.
Information will be gladly
given without charge by tho
Bureau of Advertising, Amer
ican Newspaper Publishers'
Association, World Building,
Booklet on request.
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