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Call Tyler 1000 If Yn Want to Talk to Ths Dm c to Anyone Oonnectd with Tb. IVm. Omaha Daily .Bee TfflS WEATHER. Fair VOL. XI AV NO. 16$. OMAIIA, THURSDAY MORNING. DKCKMRKR 31, 1914 TON TA0E8. On Trains end at otsl Haws Btar,d. 5 SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS. AMERICAN FARMS BREAK RECORD FOR PRODUCTS' YALUE Worth of Their Output for the Year ' Beaches Almost Ten Billion - Dollars. 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, Says Statement. CROPS NOT SO PROFITABLE They ! Not Brtnar ao Much Money a la 1918, According o Kutlraito of 1'nlted States Aarlenl taral nnreaa. 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 pean war. 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 i It'll, 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 In Indianapolis 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. The Weather Forecast till 7 p. m. Thursday. Kor Omaha. Council Bluffs and Vicinity -Fair; rising temperature. Te.mvrature at Omaha Yesterday. Hour. Vcs. 6 a. in , 6 a. m 7 a. m 8 a. m 9 a. m 10 a. m 11 a. m 12 in 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 VMSSl -i i , i -i i 4 7 9 11 , 13 . 14 , 14 . 13 , U . 11 Highest yesterday. Mean temperature 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 neyenne. clear 3avenport, dear... lienver, clear Norm Platte, char Omaha, clear Rapid City, clear Sheridan, clear fioux t"itys clear Valentine, cloudy 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 r ill 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 RUSSIANS ASSERT THIRD ADYANCE ON WARSAW FAILURE 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" Soldiers. NO FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASEJN DUNDY State and Federal Experts on - Ground and Say Report is Not Confirmed. 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 night. -1 "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." Suspended Bank Will Reopen With Prosperity Dinner 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 closed. 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 Masked Bandits Rob Passengers 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 saw. 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. F.varuale Vlllnare. 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 saw campaign 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. Mere Episodes. 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 dlstrlot. 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 Britain. 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 fining company. 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 Grest Britain. 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 places. Change Made in Rediscount Rates 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 thirty days. 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. Kaiser Congratulates Wilson on Birthday WASHINGTON, Dao. 30.-Presldent Wilson tonight received a cablegram from the emperor of Germany, warmly congratulating him on his fifty-eighth birthday anniversary. 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 REYIEWS FIGHTS Operations of Last Nine Days Puts Germans on Defensive Everywhere. LIQUID MUD GETS INTO GUNS Soldiers Unable to Fire Them Use Then as f lube FMaM Hundred Yards (inlned In One Day. 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. McManigal Given 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 public. 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 Mexican Murderer 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. The Day's War News 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. Bullets Submitted 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 days. 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 Closer Together 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. BRITISH FOREIGN OFFICE NOW HAS AMERICAN NOTE 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 vent Reshipments. 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 ary latrrferenee. BULLETIN . 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 received today." 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 reconciled satisfactorily. 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- ' ' slgnments. 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 ' India Restricts 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. TOMORROW- THE BEE'S ANNUAL STATISTICAL REVIEW. An exhibit in figures of the progress of Omaha in business, civic activities and nuhlic imnmtipmnnts .Fnct- inhnt - ' w w -ms. w m W-r wmS-'WVsJsVVW W s W wV V V you want to send out-of-town friends and business connections. Order extra copies at once. (Continued on Page Two, Column One.) 1915 We enter the New Year with renewed hope and clearer vision. 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 ness year. Plan for your share of tha prosperity by planning your advertising now. 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