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OMAIIA, THURSDAY MORNING. DKCKMRKR 31, 1914 TON TA0E8.
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BREAK RECORD FOR
Worth of Their Output for the Year '
Beaches Almost Ten Billion
ANNOUNCEMENT OF HOUSTON
Amount is Nearly Hundred Millions
Greater Than that for Preced
ing Twelve Months.
'MORE LIVE STOCK IS RAISED
Gain Due to Increase in Animals,
CROPS NOT SO PROFITABLE
They ! Not Brtnar ao Much Money
a la 1918, According o Kutlraito
of 1'nlted States Aarlenl
i ". WASHINGTON,' Peel'. The American
I farms during 1914 eclipsed all records for
combined value of their product, with a
total of almost 110,000,000,000. Secretary
HouBton of the Department of Agriculture
announced today that the value of all
farm crops, farm animals, products
and farm animals cold and slaugh
tered aggregated $9,872,936,000. That was
83,000,000 more than the grand total for
191& the previous record year, and more
than-double the value of aU farm prod
ucts la 1S99.
Crops this year were valued at ti,044.4S0.
000. and the estimated total value of the
animal products of the farm animals sold
and slaughtered was $3,828,466,000. The
value of crop production this year was
slightly less than in 1913, on account of
(the reduced value of the cotton crop,
brought about principally from the Euro
Corn and Wheat Crops.
The corn and wheat crops, however,
'were the most valuable ever produced In
the United States, bringing the year's
crop value total to only $S8, 279,000 less
than the total for last year, despite the
logs of more than $300,000,000 In the value
of the cotton crop.
"The estimated value of the animal
products In the farm In 1914," said the
secretary of the Department of Agri
culture today, "is distinctly higher than
In 1913, which was Itself a record year In
the value of this class of products. This
ts due to general but slight Increases in
production, except for eheep and swine,
and in prices, more especially to a small
Increase In the average farm price of
eggs, and to a more considerable increase
In the farm price of cattle and calves
old and slaughtered."
Sales of Crops.
The sales of crops last year were esti
mated at' $3,928,000,000;' sales "ofTlIC'e stocTt,
,12,913,000.000, a total of $3,847,000,000. The
estimated value of total sales per farm
' was $S93 and tales per capita of rural
.population' '(excluding towns) $139.
The value of the principal farm crops
this year was: Corn, $1,702,599,000; wheat,
$878,680,000; hay, $779,068,000; cotton, $ol9,
616,000; oats, $499,431,000 potatoes, $1!,609,
000; barley, $105,903,000; tobacco. $101,411,
00; sweet potatoes, $414,000; rye. $37,018,-
000; sugar beets. $27,950,000; rice, $21,S49..oO;
flaxseed, $19,640,000, and buckwheat, $12,
32,000. In the production of the above fourteen
. principal crops, this year's aggregate was
' about 10 per cent larger than In 1913 and
6 per cent smaller than in 1912, which
'year stands as one of the greatest ag
gregate productions in the United ftates.
Two Exceed Records.
This year two important crops ex
ceeded previous records wheat with 891.
1 000,000 bushels, following the 1913 record
of 763.000,000 bushels, and cotton with 15.
i rws,00 bales (preliminary estimate), the
previous record being 15,693,000 bales in
The value per acre of all enumerated
crops average about $16.44 this year, com
I pared with $16.02 in 1913 and $16.13 in 1912.
.Wilson Will Speak
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Dec. 30.-I're8l-jdent
Wilson probably will speak at the
Jackson day celebration In Indianapolis on
i January 8, according to word received by
President Miller of the Indiana demo
jr ratio club today.
Forecast till 7 p. m. Thursday.
Kor Omaha. Council Bluffs and Vicinity
-Fair; rising temperature.
Te.mvrature at Omaha Yesterday.
6 a. in ,
6 a. m
7 a. m
8 a. m
9 a. m
10 a. m
11 a. m
1 p. m
2 p. m
3 p. m
4 p. m ,
6 p. m
6 p. ra ,
7 p. m
8 n m
Comparative Local Iteeord
1914. 1913. 1912. 1911
14 36 62 3
i 23 ; a
30 40 u
.00 .00 .03
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from the normal:
Normal temperature 03
)eficlenoy lor the day '" j
Total excess since March 1 55a
Normal precipitation 03 Inch
JDeflciency tor the day.. ....... 03 inch
Total rainfall since March 1.. 26.81 inches
lefiolency since March 1 3 41 inches
peflc'eney cor. per.od, 1913.. S.&4 Inches
Ieftciency cor. period, 1912.... 4.29 Inches
Heports frosa Kalians at T I. M.
etation and State Temp. High. Raln-
fkf VeMthfi. 7 r, r Au. ... n
Norm Platte, char
Rapid City, clear
fioux t"itys clear
Indicates Deiow sero.
. -'ti 32 .00
-2 4 .00
' 42 ,HJ
. X 10 .01
. m ai .00
11 14 .00
.36 40 .00
. itf 42 .00
. n t
,24 28 .00
I DEFENSE OF PARIS One-track line to transport troops
to the front without passing through Paris, built by French
engineer corps in three weeks. j
1 ' ' ' ' . . '1
W - -
?.v . , i iil
THIRD ADYANCE ON
1 They See in Evacuation of Mistrte-
wice "Ringing Down of Certain"
on This Invasion.
GERMAN LOSSES ARE GREAT
Establish Foothold in Town on
East Bzura Bank at Tremendous
Loss to Selves.
MUSCOVITE LINES HOLDING
Teutons Unable by Sedgehammer
Blows to Break Them.
i HEAVY ARTILLERY BROUGHT UP
I Petrosrad Claims This Is rarely
Defensive, Move on Part of Enemy
to Keep Rark Csar"
NO FOOT AND MOUTH
State and Federal Experts on
- Ground and Say Report is Not
YOMER SAYS U. S.
COULD ENDTHE WAR
Heated ' Debate of . Congressmen
Over This Country Supplying
Munitions of War.
MESSAGE IS SENT TO BULLA
President of Live' Stork Sanitary
Board Declares Satisfaction that
.Nebraska Has Hera Kept
" " V Clear of Disease. '
HENKEUMAN, Neb., Dec. 30, 1P14.-J.
II. Hulls, President L.lvc Stock Sanitary
Hoard, South Omaha, Nob.: Humored
report of foot and mouth disease In
Dundy county thoroughly examined and
not confirmed. DR. C. M. DAY.
Acting Deputy State Veterinarian.
The above telegram was received last
night by J. II. Bulla, setting at rest the
report thnt a case of the foot and mnuth
cattle disease had been found near Ben
kelman. The report was received the
day before, at the office of the state vet
erlnat Inn - In . Uncolii . and Dr. Day was
sent' at once to , in ventilate, Dr. Kigtn
being absent in Indiana. At the same
time the federal expert, Dr. Howe of
Denver, who has this district In charge,
hurried to Benkelman, and together the
Investigation was made.
"It is with a great deal of relief that
I get this message," said Mr. Bulla last
"Nebraska has been kept clear, of the
epidemic through all the disturbance
created among live stock Interests in the
east, and we were extremely anxious' for
the commercial aspect as well as for the
good name of the state to keep the dis
ease out. It would have been very seri
ous, Indeed, had we been obliged to think
of quarantine regulations again."
Will Reopen With
PHOENIX, Aril., Dec. 30.-Tbe Valley
bank, largest in Arlzi.na, which - was
closed Ncveriber 10,. will be reopened to
morrow with a new set of officers- and
directors, headed by g. K. Mi'la of Miami.
C. E. Moore of Plieonlx and Dr. 'I D.
Rlcketts of Douplas. The bank had
thousands of depositors. None lost a
penny, and in celebration of th reopen
ing they will give a parade Saturday
followed by a "prosperity dinner."
The state bank examiner toe!- charge
o" the Valley bank November 10, after a
run, which the Institution was unable to
withstand because of having a large
amount of "slow assets." It had a de
posit account of S2,22j,(X, but there was
less than $30,0m. on' hand at the time It
In the leorganlzation Just effected many
of the larger depositors accepted stock,
and the bank will resume business with
more than STO',000 in cash and currency
In its vault.
GERMANY , CANNOT ' BE . BEATEN
So Declares Vollmrr, Who Says the
Utrmani Look with . Urave . Dl
- favor on Shipment of Arms
to the Alllea.
WASHINGTON, ' Dec, 30. How the
United -States could end 'the - European
war in ninety days i by cutting off the
expert of war supplies and how some day
the 'iue" between ' this country and
Japan must be "tried 01 it in the Pacific"
were' described today ' by Representative
Vdllmer-o'f Iowa to the house foreign af
fairs contniittee. ' - '
With Representative Bartholdt he en
dorsed a joint resolution to empower the
president to prohibit exports of war sup
plies. "There la only one -nation whose lines
of national Interests are hopelessly op
posed to ours. I do not hesitate to predict
that Japan proposes to hold, not only
Klao Chow, 1 but the islands of the Pa
cific which it has seized. Borne iday this
(Continued on Page Two, Column Three.)
BELGIAN RELIEF FUND
REPORTED AT LINCOLN
on Sunset Express
SAN ANTONIO, Tex., Dec 30. -Two
masked men boarded the west-bound
Sunset express on the Galveston, Harris
burg & San Antonio railway near Cline,
Tex., early today, robbed the drowsy
passengers In the two rear sleeping cars
at the point of revolvers, signalled the
train to stop, dropped off and escaped.
The precise amount of loot the robbers
got is not known, but it, is eblle.ved to
be considers ble, as several of the -passengers
carried large amounts of money
and valuable Jewelry.
The robbers climbed on the train as It
was leaving Cllne. The porter was made
to go ahead and awaken the passengers.
As the train neared Spofford, Tex., one of
the robbers pulled the bellcord and the
train ttopped. P.oth men Jumped off and
disappeared before the: astounded porter
could warn otrr of the train crew,
i Off ircrs aboard . the , train , quickly , or
Ranlzd a posse' and started In pursuit.
The country through which the robbers
fled is rough and because' of the dlf
fcultei in the way of .their " flight, it
was believed they soon would be cap
tured. A drawing room In one of the sleeping
cars robbed was occupied by a wealthy
Mexican, who Is saJ4 to have carried
W,X in Jewelry and money. It Is not
known If he was despoiled.
The bandits did not have time to rob
the cr?"upar.s of . the other three-' sleeping
cars. They entered only the San Antonio
sleeper and the one known as the New
Orleans.Kan FYinclecn car.
FETROOIIAD. Dee. 30 (via londonV
The Riipsian view of the military situa
tion In Poland, In the light of recent de
velopments, is that a definite check has
been administered to tho (fermans. The
evacuation by the (rormans of the village
, of Mlstrsewlce, five miles north of
Scrhacisow, related officially by the war
office, is regarded by military critics
here as "ringing down the curtain on
the third German advance toward War
At a tremendous loss to themselves,
the Germans had succeeded In establish
ing a foothold In Mlstrsewlce on the
east bank of the Riura river, but their
persistent sledge-hammer attacks during
the last three weeks failed to penetrate
the Russian line before Warsaw. The
Germans steadily threw reinforcements
into the town In an endeavor to extend
their position along the river.
When it becamo evident that the Aus
trian advance from the Carpathian
mountains had failed, the Germans evac
uated the villRge during intervals be
tween Ruesian attacks. The Austrian
operations from the Carpathians evi
dently formed an Integral part of the
general plHn of the Germans for the War
Heavy artillery Is being brought up by
the Germans along their center between
Sklernlewii-e and the Fllica river. This
1 regarded here as purely a defensive
move, designed to prevent the. breaking
of the German line by the Russian In
fantry forces which are operating there
under cover of artillery.
Unofficial reports from the Warsaw
front state that, in comparison with the
heavy artillery duels, the Infantry
operations are mere episodes.
- In-Oallete the, Russians ka.v -taken lb
Important town of Oorllce, fifteen miles
south of Tuchow. where the Russians
recently halted the west Gallelan army
of tho Austrlans, preventing It from
Joining with that of General Boehm
Ermolll, which was advancing from
Sanck Ulsko. Gorllce Is the Junction
point of several railroads running east,
west and south through the Carpathian
As Far as YaalUk.
The pursuit of Uie retreating Aus
trlans In the Sanck-Lluko district ha
been cart-led as far as Yasllak, on the ex
treme left flank of the Austrlans. which
has been captured. Yasltsk commands
the most Important highway Into Hun
gary. "Hungarian prisoners arriving at Kiev
state that their commanders. In address
ing troops previous to the advance, said
that the result of the campaign would
be the reoccupatlon of Lcmburg by the
Austrlans and the capture of Warsaw by
the Germans, and that subsequent opera
tions as directed by the German general
staff would decide the war."
Austrian Losses Heavy.
LEMBERO, Galicia, Dec. 30. (Via Lon
don.) The simultaneous attacks of the
AUBtrlans In western Galicia and from
the Carpathians proved to be a complete
failure. Unofficial advices reaching here
state that the losses of the Austrlans
were enormous, and that the Russians
have taken as many as 0,000 prisoners.
Including many Germans.
Tralnloads of guns and other booty
pass daily through Lemberg.
Chicago Packers Stop Shipments of
4iii,ui its jljui kjjm art,4. rrvcito
CmCAOO. Pec. .-Shlpment of all
food supplies handled by Chicago packers
to Europe has ceased completely in the
course of the last six weeks because of
the selsure of meat canros by Great
This statement was made here today
by Alfred t'rlon. attorney for the pack
ers, who said protests had been made to
ten State department previous tothe pre
sentation of the case to the British gov
ernment. "When the first selsure was made six
weeks ago we thought that It might
be an error, but the continuance of this
practice proved that we were In error
and we have been pressing the State de
partment for assistance," said Mr. Urlon.
"Meanwhile our commerce with Europe
has been driven from the seas and no
revival seems probable until satisfactory
assurahoea are received fioin London."
NFJW YORK. Dec. 30 Owners of the
steamship Carolyn, whloh sailed from
Boston December 14 for Bremen with
5,000 bales of cotton aboard, received to
day a cablo message from the British
admiralty notifying them that the vessel
had been examined at Falmouth and re
leased Immediately and hud Nturted for
Bremen. Tho Carolyn carried the first
boatload of cotton shipped direct from
tho 1'nitod States a a German port slnco
tho beginning of tho war.
WASHINGTON. Dec. SO Detention by
British imlhorltl.'S of the Swedish steamer
New Sweden, carrying tons of Ameri
can copper for Stockholm at n'cw Castle
December M, and of the Norwegian
steamer Borland, carrying 8"0 tons for the
same port on December 2R. at Lelth,
was reported today to the Stato depart
ment by the American Smelting and Re
The company has advised the State de
partment it has been tinahlo to get ad
vices of the disposal of the shipments.
The department has made Inquiries of
Nhe New Sweden sailed from New
York Deoember 9 for Gothenburg via
Ktrkwell, and the Norland sailed from
New York December S7 for the same
Change Made in
Approved by Board
WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 The Federal
Reserve board today approved changes
In the rediscount rates by the gan Fran
cisco, Boston, Dallas and Chicago federal
reserve banks. San Francisco will have
a 4 per cent rate on maturities up to
Boston will have the seme rate, with 5
per cent for longer maturities; Dallas
will have 6 per cent up to sixty days,
6V per cent on sixty to ninety days, and
6 per cent on longer maturities. Chicago
will have four rates 4Va per cent on up
to thirty day maturities, 6 per cent on
thirty to sixty days, bM per cent on
sixty to ninety days, and ( per cent on
over ninety days.
luoicaiv uriuw iu.
T indicates trace of precipitation.
L, A, WELSH, Local Forecaster.
Following ts a list of tho Belgian relief
fund subscriptions reported at Lincoln'
Amount previously reported f,1S9.Tl
Cash Lincoln C.0J
A. W. Richardson. Lincoln 6.C0
United Evangelical Sunday school '
of Blue Springs, Neb t.7J
G. R- Buckner, treasurer, Wa-
verly. Neb '. 60.00
Jesse C. Wilson, treasurer, Ray
mond, Neb 9 42
Mrs. Thomas Hedges, Panama 1J0
A. Kor, Fanama 5.00
SEVEN ' W. W. MEMBERS
FINED FIVE HUNDRED EACH
ST. LOUIS, - Dec. 30 Seven members of
'the Industrial Workers of the World were
fined taOO each in police court here today
for eating at a first class restaurant and
refusing to pay. They were fined on
charges of disturbing the peace. Four of
the men fined told the restaurant keeper
I to charge the meals to the mayor.
Wilson on Birthday
WASHINGTON, Dao. 30.-Presldent
Wilson tonight received a cablegram
from the emperor of Germany, warmly
congratulating him on his fifty-eighth
King George of Great Britain is the
only other ruler of a belligerent nation
who has congratulated the president.
Cable difficulties are supposed to have
delayed the other mesj.'iges.
PARIS WAR OFFICE
Operations of Last Nine Days Puts
Germans on Defensive
LIQUID MUD GETS INTO GUNS
Soldiers Unable to Fire Them Use
Then as f lube FMaM Hundred
Yards (inlned In One
PARIS, Dec. 30. There has been given
out In Parts the following official recital
of the principal events of the war between
Deoember 16 and December 2:
"This period of nine days resulted In
consolidating the successes won by us
during the ten days preceding. Our ag
gressive attitude has been continued with
ever Increased energy; everywhere the
enemy has been reduced to a defensive
attitude. The violence of counter attacks
has been evidence that he accepted this
attitude reluctantly. The checking of
every movement made by him In his en
deavor to recapture ground lost to us
made our advantage the greater.
"It Is proper to say that at various
points along the front, particularly noar
Arras, on the western boundary of the
Argonne district, and near Verdun, we
have made ourselves the masters of Im
portant points of support.
"The operations to tho north of the
Lys have been attended by great hard
ship because of the bad weather; tho
oold, liquid mud. In which the men have
had to move, has gotten in the breeches
of their rifles, This made It Impossible
to shoot. Ths fighting consequently has
bBttU -wHlM-the rtt-na-ol- tmiBKK hmf
ven with fists. . .
"According to an expression used by
one of their leaders, our soldiers are
literally blots of mud. There has been
organised for them a system by which
they can now bathe and change clothes
upon leaving the trenches.
Part of Bribe Fund
to Leave Country
LOS ANGELES, Cal Dec. 30. When
Ortle McManigal, self-confessed dyna
miter, was released from the county Jail
hero In November. 1913. ho was riven
$1,000 by John D. Fredericks, district at
torney, with which to leave the country.
This Information has Just been made
McMantgal'a testimony was responsible
largely for the conviction of the Mc
Namara brothers on a charge of murder
In connection with the dynamiting of the
Los Angeles Times building.
Fredericks, In a stutement yesterday,
said the money given McManigal had
been paid out of the Franklin bribe fund
of $6,000 alleged to have been gathered
by Bert Franklin, a detective, for the
purpose of bribing Jurors during the trial.
This money was seised by the district
attorney, and In his statement he de
clared he was financially and morally
responsible for It.
Fredericks' statement accompanied an
Itemized account of the expenditure for
$3,473.48 of the bribe fund for secret
service work. The board of supervisors
haa been asked to reimburse the bribe
fund In that sum and then determine by
court proceedings to what use the entire
amount shall be put.
McManigal, sine his release, has at
various times been reported seen In
South America and the Orient.
Posse Repels Mob
that Tried to Free
BAN ANTONIO, Tex, Dec. 30-Flfty
American cltlsens repelled an attack by
a mob of 160 Mexicans at Oakvllle, Live
Oak county, last night, when an at
tempt was made to liberate Yaldor
Gonales, a Mexican convicted and sen
tenced to be hanged today, and Fred
erlco Sanchez. Indicted for the murder
of Jailor Harry Hinton, four days ago.
Gonzales and Sunchex and a thlrj man
were captured by mobs and charged with
the murder of the Jailer, who was killed
while he slept. Prisoners In the Jail then
ecsaped. The mob lynched one of the
men captured and turned over the other
two to the authorities, after Judge
Chamblis pledged his honor tlte men
would be given speedy trlala
Gonzales was put ' on trial yesterday
morning and by night had been con
victed and sentenced to be hanged. San
chez will be tried today.
Russian assertion that an Im
portant victory has beon won over
the Austran forces In Galicia wora
confirmed In an official statement
from Vienna, In which tho admis
sion is made that the Austrlans
were compelled to retreat along
the entire eastern front.
Austria's defeat at the hands
of Servla apparently haa been fol
lowed by renewed activity on the
part of Montenegro, whose troops
have carried the fighting to Aus
trian soil In Herzegovina, and are
now undertaking a vigorous of
fensive movement. The Vienna
War office states that the Mon
tenegrin attacks thus far have
been repulsed easily.
Russia's claim to a victory over
the Turks In the Caucasus Is dis
puted by reports which reached
Berlin from Constantinople, say
ing that the Turks have won "an
other buccohb" and are pursuing
the retreating Russians. It Is
also itaid at Constantinople that
another British attempt to land
troops in Arabia failed-
The British foreign office haa
under consideration now the com
munication from Washington re
monstrating against the forcible
searching and detention of Amer
ican ships suspected of carrying
contraband of war.
iOerrnftn victories In the east,
are announced by the Berlin War
office, whose statement was In di
rect contrast with recent dis
patches from Petrograd.
The French official communica
tion asserts that further progress
has been made In Belgium, In
cluding the capture of an impor
tant German position.
by Bernstorf f Do Not
Fit Guns of Allies
WASHINGTON, Dec. SO.-Btate depart
ment pfficiuls have practically completed
their Investigation of charges by the
German ambassador. County Bernstorff,
that dum-dum bullets were being supplied
from the United States to the armies of
the allies. An answer to Count von Bern
stroff will be made within the next few
The department's Investigators have
reported that the samples of dum-dum
bullets submitted by the German ambas
sador as having been made in the United
States would not fit any rifle being used
by the allies-
State department officials also have
been Informed by an American diplomat
Just back from Europe that he found no
ground for charges that Belgians have
been mutilated by German soldiers.
War Draws Nations
of the New World
ATI-ANTIC CITY, N. J., Dec. SO.-The
European war Is drawing the nations of
the new world closer together and they
the things of peace, universal and per
petual, SHld Secretary William J. Bryan
of tho State department last night In an
address before the New Jersey School
Teachers' association. Secretary Bryan
poke on the relation of the Individual to
society, religion and government
He spoke of what the Wilson adminis
tration had accomplished and compli
mented New Jersey for having given the
nation a "president of this kind at this
kind of a time." Throughout the world,
and nowhere more than in our own
country, Mr. Bryan added, the govern,
ment is getting closer to the people.
OFFICE NOW HAS
Earl Grey Holds Conference with
Several Cabinet Ministers Pre
liminary to Drafting; Eeply.
FRANK DISCUSSION IS BEGUN
Much Said to Depend Upon Efforts
of Norway and Sweden to Pre
COMMENT OF LONDON PRESS
Westminster Gazette, Government
Mouthpiece, Talks of Friendly
Tone of the Note,
NEUTRALS HAVE THEIR RIGHTS
Interests of Noncombatant Countries
Deserve Striot Attention.
RIGHT OF SEARCH IS ADMITTED
What Most lie Done is 4 Oirn A,
uraare, that Commerce Will
Not Suffer from tTnaee
LONDON, Dec. 30. The official'
Information bureau today gave out
the following statement:
"There is no truth In the state
ment that the note of the United
States government on the subject of
interference of trade was presented
by the American ambassador through
Lord Haldane at the foreign office
yesterday. The note haa only been
LONDIN, Dec. 80. The Amer
lean note Bent by the United , States
to Great Britain protesting against
the action of British warships In de
taining and seizing cargoes In Amer
ican Teasels Is now under consldora-
tlon at the British foreign office,
where no Intimation la given as to
when a reply to the note may be ex
pected. During the afternoon Sir Edward
Grey, the British foreign secretary,
held a conference at the . foreign -office
with David Lloyd George, the
chancellor f the exchequer .RegKt
nald McKenna, secretary of home af
fairs; Walter Runclman, president of
the Board of Trade, and sir. Francis ,
Hopgood, civil lord of the admiralty, ,
on the subject of the American note.
A frank discussion of the note by Brit
ish officials show that they regard It as '
friendly and they do net believe the dif
ferences between America and Oreat
Britain are such that they cannot t
Much depends upon the effective) effort
on the part of Denmark, Holland. Nor- '
way and Sweden to prevent the reshlp- ,
ment to Germany and Austria-Hungary
of cargoes received from the United ;
States. Until watertight regulations are
put In force In these countries, little hope,
it Is understood la held out by the"3rit- '
lsh government for relaxation In the mat
ter of searching American cargoes.
Caaa of Italy ts Cited.
One prominent British official pointed
out that Italy had effectively checked -contraband
shipments to Auatrla-HuB- '
gary and Germany with the result that.
Oreat Britain la not stopping- ships '
destined for Italy unless there appeara
special reason to suspect fraudulent -con- ' '
A guarantee by the United Stater aa )
to the honesty of bills of consignment
and the enactment of strict regulations
for the severe punishment of fraud, '
granting that the American government
could find satisfactory means of making '
such a guarantee, is admitted 'by tills
prominent official as a possible ' step '
which might cause a relaxation In the
earcb of American cargoes.
British officials call attention . to the '
Exports of Wheat
DELHI, India, Dec. 30. (Via London!)
In view of the abnormal prices of wheat
the India government decided to restrict
exports to lflO.OOO tone of wheat. Including
flour, from December 1 to March 31, lyi5.
The exports will be confined to British
possessions In which a strong demand
for the cereal exists.
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We enter the New Year with
renewed hope and clearer
North America is find
ing herself the sun of
prosperity is peeping its
head above the clouds.
The opportunities the war
has given us are more appar
ent. The business difficulties
it entailed are growing less.
We have learned how to
help ourselves and have
a surplus to give to help
the stricken across the sea.
1915 is going to be a big busi
Plan for your share of tha
prosperity by planning your
Be aggressive, be alert
make 1915 the greatest
year in your business suc
cess. Telephone Tyler 1000
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