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The Omaha Daily Bee.
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VOL. XLV NO. 122
OMAHA, THURSDAY MOUN'INO. MAKCll !. 1 !! H)rUTKKX PACIKS.
Oa Trains, at Hotel
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SLVOLK TOPV TWO CENTS.
STONE TO KEEP
HIS SPEECH IN
HIS POCKET NOW
QUEST OF NOONDAY CLUB
FRENCH MAKE A
TEUTON TO KEEP
WITHIN SEA LAV
IF BRITON DOES
AMERICANS WHO ARE FIGHTING FOR FRANCE This interesting picture shows a
number of the American legion about to storm a German trench in the Argonne region.
At the extreme right of the photograph is seen Bob Scanlon, the negro boxer, who is a
mber of the legion.
Iction of House in Disposing of
McLemore Resolution Relieves
Senator of Necessity of
HAS A TALK WITH PRESIDENT
ssert that Chief Executive Has !
No Desire to Plunge United j
States Into War. i
WASHINGTON', D. C. March 8.
Chairman Stone of the foreign re
latlons committee announced today
that he would not deliver the ad
dress to the senate that he has had
in preparation for some time with re
lation1 to foreign issues. Mr. Stone
conferred with President Wilson last
Bight following the rote in the house
tabling the McLemore resolution to
warn American citizens off armed
merchant ships of belligerents. He
said he would make a brief state
"I hare a notice standing on the
calendar to the effect that I would
tomorrow address the senate on the
subject of armed merchant ships and
on other related subjects," Senator
Stone continued. "With much care
I have prepared a speech which I
purposed to deliver, and in which I
joined issue with some senators who
have spoken on these questions, par
ticularly as to the law, if Indeed
there be a law established and recog
nized touching the subject of armed
Rrion for Being Clad.
"There are potent rtarons why I would
be glad to lay these matured views on
this and co-related tJJects before the
senate, but some ot my colleagues. In
whose Judgment I have great confidence,
a number of them being substantially In
accord with my views, have expressed to
me their belief that It would be wiser
and belter In every t ay If I should defer
the delivery of this nadress for the time
being., I recognize the force of what they
have said to me, and In fact sympathize
with, their suggestions.
"Last night I had another very frank
talk with the president I say frank, for
that Is the way we talked with each
other, aa we should. I am sure I will
not offend if I say that ao far from the
president desiring., to Involve this country
In thl" disastrous European war, bis su
preme wish is to avoid that calamity. I
may not be In accord with -some .of his
views; I have already stated that on the
floor, but tt should be Impossible for any
senator to believe that the president has
so changed the attitude he has ao long
maintained a an advocate of peace as to
wish now to make this cpuntry a party
to this conflict.
N Kor Upheddlaa Ware.
"As senators well know, I have fronf
the first been earnestly opposed to hav
ing any of these questions presented in
any formal way to the senate and that I
have been equally opposed to any public
discussion of these questions while they
were the subject of diplomatic negotia
tion. In this view I have determined that
I could better serve the cause that I have
at heart that Is, the maintenance of peace
this country by . withholding any ex
pression of my opinions so long aa the
questions at Issue. are the legitimate sub
Jttt of diplomatic negotiations.
"I profoundly, hope that no occasion
will arise when I shall feel obliged to take
these subjects up In a public way, but If,
perchance, such an occasion should arise,
1 will speak and act aa I think. In the
meantime I shall give the president what
ever support I can In the discharge of
thobe duties devolved upon him by the
Bank at St. Paul,
Minn,, is Robbed
ST. PAUL. Minn.. March S. A robber
Vilfi nn thn fi.,Mirltv HfnA hnk hot. fthla
afternoon and escaped with about 11,000
in currency. Three employes of the
bank were In the building at the time.
For Nebraska Partly cloudy: wannep
in east and central portions; colder Thurs
day in west ponton.
For Iowa Partly cloudy and warmer;
unsettled and warmer In east and south
emperatores ai umana i mrraar,
f a. m 19
6 a. m lt
7 a. ni IX
8 a. m 1st
9 a. m st
10 a. m 2
11 a. m 2)
12 m :
1 p. in 35
i p. in 3i
S p. in 34
4 p. in 37
' p. in 31
p. m :w
7 ii. m 35
8 p. m 33
Comparative -o""l Record,
1915 1314 i:n
Highest yesterday as : 41 rt
l.owwat yesterday IS !1 2j 3
.Mean temperature 2S it it a
I recipuauon T T . .'V
Temperature and precipitation depar-
turra iruin normal
.Normal temptraturrr. . . 32
I wf Icleney for the day 4
Total defialency since March 1 'H
.normal precipitation 04 inch
Iieficlency for the day 04 inch
Total rainfall since il.irch 1 07 inch
Deficlenojr since March 1 4 itvh
Kxcesa for cor. period. M3 l.M Indies
iiencivncy lor cor. period. 1914.. .31 inch
Reports from gtatloas at T I. M.
Station and State Temp. High- Ha In
vt W eather. 7 p. m. cut. fall.
i neyenne, parity ciouay..4-i
IlAvpnDort. clr I
V LtMiver, cloudy ......&4
J rfiodge City, cloudy iA
fi mr l.ander. cloudy 52
JF North Platte, cloudy 44
? Omaha, snow 3S
Pueblo, clear 64
Hapid City, pnrtly clottay...'
Salt Lake City, cloudy ... .n2
fan- partly clomly ...n2
T indicates trace of pr""ipltat on
l.. A. WKljiii. Lucal K'rj. nsier.
OKOKOK A. CARI.SON.
(iovcrnor of Colorado.
DATA ON NEBEASKA
Commissioner of Department
Labor Issues Booklet on Re
sources of the State.
SURPRISING FACTS REVEALED
Nebraska's wonderful progress In
the last few years from an agricul
tural standpoint, and the tremen
dous possibilities of the state as a
producer, are strikingly set forth In
a 170-page booklet, "Resources of
Nebraska," Just issued by the State
Department of Labor. The booklet
is chiefly the work of Frank M. Cof
fey, deputy commissioner, and beara
besides his name those of Governor
John H. Morehead and May Morris
Harris and Bernlce Owen, stenog
raphers. Salient facts regarding Nebraska's
productive wealth are presented In
a comprehensive way by the sys
tematically compiled f igures . and
statistics JtJ pointed out. that of
the states In the union Nebraskka is
tho'-third' largest' wheat producer,
the third largest oats producer, the
fourth largest corn producer, tho
second largest alfalfa producer and
the fifth largest butter producer.'-
Omaha Largest Better Market.
Omaha's world-wide prestige as the
largest butter market In tho world la
dwelt upon; also the fact that the' second
largest smelter of fine ores in the world
is In this" City.
Among other facts shown to point out
Nebraska's greatness are:
Haa largest sing V creamery in tho
Has largest river within the borders of
a single state.
Nebraska's egg crop in 1914 was worth
more than all the gold and silver mined
in Colorado and California. In the samo
Nebraska's small grain crop in 1915 was
worth more than all the world's produc
tion of tobacco and copper.
The products of Nebraska aoll for s
single year would fill a freight train 12,00)
Newport, Rock county, Nebraska, is
the largest hay shipping railroad sta
tion In the world.
Manr Apples Raised.
' The counties of Richardson, Johnson,
Otoe, Cass and Nemaha produce more
apples every year than the states of
Washington, Oregon and Idaho.
racked In pound cartona and the car
tons stacked on end, the butter output
of Nebraska In a single year would make
a column of butter 1,300 miles high.
Maar Apples Raised.
Scottsbluff, In the extreme west end
of Nebraska, la the largest single hall-
roud shipping point in the United (Hates.
Nebraska's, agricultural and live stock
production In 1915 was worth more than
the nation's output ot coal luding the
Nebraska Fpends more per capita for
education than any other state and has
the largest per capita permanent school
Nebraska's manufacturing plants an
nually aurn out products worth over $160,-
Nebraska's grand total of production
in 1914, agricultural, live stock, dairy,
fruit and manufactured products totaled
approximately, more than 7o0,00M0O.
Live Ktoek Market.
Particular xtreaa Is put on the fact that
Nebraska's largest Industry Is that of live
stock; it is pointed out that Omaha Is
the second largest live stock market In
the world and the thirn largest packing
Surveys are made of the Increase and
dlKtribution of Nebraska's population, the
farm property of the state. Irrigated
lands, educatlor.nl lands, subject to sale
or lease, the bonded Indebtedness of coun
tiCH, tlie railroad business in the state,
and th farm and city mortgages.
FRANK OAKLEY. FAMOUS
CLOWN, KILLS HIMSELF
NEW YORK. March 8 Frank Oakley,
who as "Pllvers." a clrtua clown, made
millions of people laugh throughout the
country, was found dead, a aulclde from
tsphxiating gas In a theatrira! boarding
house here early today. "-Silvers," who
wan years old. came l y bis nick name
through hi helxht and sK-ndernesn. For
vrars he traveled w th Harrtum circus.
!fe was born In i-1en.
Drive the Germans Op'
beaux, Which Thfci.
in Occupying in V? . alt
ing Drive Tuesday.
VERDUN A SLAUGHTER
German Captives Describe Fighting
Along the Front and Give Idea
of the Heavy Losses.
PROMISED A CLEAR FIELD
PARIS, March 8. The French by
a strong- counter attack today suc
ceeded In driving the Germans from
the greater pftrt of the Corbeaus
wood, which they occupied yesterday,
and, according to the official state
ment Issued by the war office to
night, the Germans now hold only
the eastern extremity of this wood.
The Germans, however, have reoccu
pied he Hnrdaniount redoubt.
Douanmont. to the north of Ver
dun, Is again bring heavily bom
barded. German prisoners taken at Ver
dun estimate the losses of the bat
talions which took part in infantry
assaults since February 25, at an
average of two-thirds of their total
"Our officers promised us." snld one.
"that cannon would clear the way for
us. so that we could occupy the French
lines almost without loss. We believed
also that at each stage of our advance,
now artillery preparations would enable
us to continue without great risk. In
stead, our battailous, under unheard ot
fire from field guns and machine guns
for hours together, were cut to 'pieces.
The effort we made passed all measure
of human strength. That Is why the
march on Verdun failed."
Here Come the French.
A German soldier belonging to tho
Sixty-fourth infantry, said; "Our bat
talion started from its position In the
woods the night of March 2, with ordera
to occupy an earthwork to the east of
Fort Douaumont. Suddenly some one
; " 'Here como the French'.
, "The shock" was bo Impetuous that tt
overwhelmed our lines. I fell into a
hole made by a shell and lay there all
night, listening to the calls of the wounded
for stretcher bearers. The moans often
ended In the death rattle.
"Tfhere can aoereelr- be anything tt
of my company. It already had lost one
fourth of its- (lumbers In the fighting
from February to 24. This finished It."
Another -German, a member of the
Twenty-fourth regiment, said: "I was
glad to get out of that hell. Our spirits
were pretty low and In all the division.
because we felt that the work of taking
Verdun would have to be begun all over
: Must Eeturn Cars
Or Be Penalized
WASHINGTON, March . Tho commis
sion on car shortage of the American
Railway association today notified east
ern railroids that It would Impose penal
ties upon such of them as continued to
disregard the commission's suggestion
for delivering dok cars to western roads
to ameliorate the present car shortage in
Tho commission Issued a statement say
ing that the commission "finds that dur
ing February the recommendation con
tained In the commission's report of
February 23, 191B, that the eastern roada
should deliver at least 20 per cent of
box cars westbound In excess of similar
cars delivered to them by western fo&da
castbound, haa not had any general ef
The statement continues: "Notice Is ae
cordingly now given that unless such de
liveries are made and maintained In sub
stantial accord with the recommendation
of the commission It will be necessary for
the commission to Impose penalties on
delinquents for nonobservance of car
Goodrich and Adair
For Governorship j
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., March 8.-Count-lng
of the second choice votes cast in the
primary here yesterday will be necessary
It Is believed to decide the contest for the
republican nomination for United States
senator, but James P. Goodrich probably
won the nomination for governor and
Congreraman John A. M. Adair was nomi
nated for governor by the democrats, his
opponent, L. B. Clore, conceding his own
defeat late today.
Harry 8. New, with 1.708 of the 3,177
precincts In thn state heard from, was
leading; James E. Watson by i,b3 In the
senatorial contest, while Arthur L. Rob
inson was running far behind the two.
Figures on the democratic ballots were
much olower in coming in. due to the
fart that the majority of the election In
spectors were republicans and opened the
republican ballot boxes first.
Keturns from 1.903 precincts gave Adair
41.797 to Clore'a 16,lv.
Tong King Chong,
Head of Chinese
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., March 8
Tong King. Chong, president of the
Chinese Republican association, founder
tnd editor of the Chinese Republic Jour
nal an1 active in the promotion of the
, resent revolution In China, diid here
ast night of a lung sffe tl hi.
p..ed ! g A,
I mH r ua. .tr
U' . it '
TRAINMEN ARE FOR
THE SHORTER DAY
Demand Will Be Made Upon Rail
roads and They Will Be Given
Thirty Days to Reply.
STRIKE OR NO STRIKE LATER
CHICAGO, March 8. Announce
ment of the. referendum vote of 400,
000 railroad employes, involving
every road in the country, or 528
different lines, on the question of
demanding: an eight-hour day with
time and a half for overtime will not
be made until tomorrow, or Friday.
The vote, of the men ia said to be
overwhelmingly in favor of demand
ing a shorter day, with pay for
overtime when the present wage
agreement expiree, March 31. The
taking of the vote haa been In prog
ress by mall for several months.
Officers, of the. engineers, firemen,
conductors and trainmen organUa
tions met here today to tabulate the
vote and consider plans for present
ing the demands of the men to the
railroads. The union leaders were
In conference behind closed doors all
day, but Bald no announcement of
the result of the vote would be made
within forty-eight hours. Those pres
W. S. Btono, grand chief of the Broth
erhood of Locomotive Knglnemen; W. O.
Lee, president of the Brotherhood of
Railway Trainmen; W. 8. Carter, presi
dent of tho Brotherhood of Locomotive
Firemen and Englnemen; A. B. Garret-
son, Order of Railway Conductors; P.
Kilduff, chairman of the executive com
mittee; V. J. Burke, vice chairman of
the executive committee; II. A. Enochs,
secretary of the executive committee, and
C. I). Gold, assistant secretary of the
W. O. Lee, president of the Brother
hood of Railway Trainmen, said:,
"There is little question, that tho vote
will be In favor of the eight-hour day
and for Immediate action. If that Is the
case, the railroads will be notified that
the men demand an eight-hour day, and
they will be given thrtty day sin which
to prepare their reply.' If the demands
are refused, our next step will be to call
for a referendum strike vote, and nego
tiations will be begun with the railroads.
There la a prospect of a strike, but there
are many conditions - which 'may arise
between the present and the final calling
out of the men which may prevent such
Mrs, Nellie Shaw
Dies Suddenly in
Windy City Cafe
CHICAGO. March 8. The police arc to
day Investigating .the. death of Mrs. .Nellie
fhaw, 60 years old, In a crowded down
town restaurant last night. Mrs. 8ha
who 's aald to be an expert' bllllardlst
entered the restaurant accompunled by
two women whose Identity has not been
learnd. flupper was ordered and a short
time later the two womon left, leaving
Mrs. Hhaw at the table. It was later dis
covered that she was dead.
A physiian who examined the body
said the death might have bten caused
by poison or heirt disease. A pox
mortem probably will be performed to
Mrs. Bhaw was the wife of Lew Shaw,
a professional billlartllHt, who Is said to
be traveling In Iowa or Illinois giving exhibitions.
Ambassador Morgenthau Asks for
Collier to Take Food to Palestine
WAPHINGTO.V. March 8. Henry
Morgenthau, American ajnl atotadnr tj
Turkey, took up at the Navy and Ktate
departments today the question of snd
Ing a collier with food to sufferers in
Palestine. He said group of men in
New York were willing to sjpply about
IM tons of food.
Americans In schools and other insti
tutions In Constantinople, Mr. Morgen
thau said. ' are well supplied with food
now, but will need more in the fall. He
refused to discuss reports that Turkey
derlred a separate peace.
Prenlutnt Wilson was Invited today by
Rabbi Joreph Silverman of New York
To Address Noonday
Club Here Tonight
Hon. Georco A. Carlson, aovernor of
Colorado, will be the prlnclpnl apeakor
at the seventh annual banquet of th"
Noon-Pay club of Omaha to be held thi.4
evening, at the Commercial club. Pvil
N. Wlemer, prealdent of the club, will
preside aa tonstmaster. The other speuk.
era will be the Rev. Ieonard Stromlicr
of Oakland, Neb., widely known n
author, orator, poet and proarltcr, an!
Mr. Frank Peterson, lawyer, of IJnt'oln.
The Noon-Day club of Omaha Is an or
ganization of 1.r0 business and prors
slonal men of Swedish birth or descent.
There will be a largo number of out-of-town
guests present, uhe Noon-Day club
was founded in 1!X10, and holds meetings
twice monthly at noon at the Commer
cial club. The purpose of the organisa
tion la to establish and promote a closer
friendship among Its members and to en
courage the advancement of clvlo and
social Improvements. The club, la vig
orously American and ellmlnatea the hy
phen. The officers are: Paul N.' Wlemer,
president; P. A. Edqulat. vie president'
P. A. Johnson, treasurer, and"fthuT'"B"
Governor Carl sort will ' arrive at 9:60
this morning, stopping aa the guest of the
Noon-Day club at the Fontenelle, and
rill remain here until Friday afternoon.
Angry Bull Blocks
Traffic in Bay City
Street Half Hour
BAY CITY, Mich., March 8,-Maddcned
at the sight of a red handkerchief, a
bull went on a rampage here yesterday
afternoon and after creating a panic
among the residents and blocking traffic
on a street car line, was killed by the
Two traders bought the animal from a
farmer five miles out In the country and
started with It for a slaughterhouse.
With a long rope around lis neck, they
covered about half the distance and had
just come Inside the city limits when the
One man pulled on the rope while the
other prodded it wljli a pitchfork. Then
me man in iront arew oui a rea nannnnna
to wipe the perspiration from his face.
There was a snort and a roar and Mr.
Bull charged. He went through a fence,
tipped over an automobile and chased
a woman Into her kitchen. Then he
returned to the street and stood In the
middle of the atreet car tracks, blocking
trafflo for half an hour. The police re
sponded to a riot call and opened fire
on the animal with a shotgun, with little
apparent effect. They had to send to the
station for a large calibre rifle. With
six bullets In his carcass, the bull fell
TWO AMERICANS ARE
KILLED BY VILLA BANDITS
EL PASO, Tex., March 8. Accredited
but unconfirmed reports received today
by Ocneml Gabriel Oavlra, at Juares,
state that two Amerlruns named Ursnk-
lin and Wright were killed Monday at
Pechaco .by Villa bandits between Casas
Crandes and Janos, Chihuahua.
The advices contained noticing aa.to
the fate of the wife and small sun of Mr.
Wright, who were reported with the men
at Colonel Pacheco.
Oavlra declared the men, said to the
Mormon ranchers residing west of Caana
Crandes, diHtegarded warning he had si nt
to all Aim-rlran' realdcnls of northwest
Chlhunhua when he first learned of Villa
movements to that section.
and S mon Wolf, former nunixter to Tur
key, to attend it inaH meeting In Mr.
Morgentliau's honor In New York during
this month or April. The president said
he would go if possible.
Regarding reports that he might re
sign, Ambaasador - Morgenthau said ' a
number of his friends had urged him to
do so. to permit him to work for Presi
dent Wilson's re-election, but that his
present Intention was to return to Con
stantinople. He said, however, that he
mlKht resign If It were shown during the
next few weeks that he could do woik
for Mr. i Wilson wbleh could l aceom
pllf hed by no cne else. .
SOFT COAL MINERS
AGREE ON A SCALE
Fifteen Million Dollars Increase in
Wages During Two Years, the
Life of the Wage Contract.
APPLIES IN MANY STATES
NRW TOrtK, Maroh 8 After a debate
laatlng nearly six hotirsn the Interstate
Joint conference of miners and operators
from the soft coal fields of western Penn
slvania, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois, rep
resenting nearly SO.'X) mine workers, to
diiy adopted the new wage contract
agreed upon by tho subcommittee of em
ployers and employes.
The agreement will Increase the Income
of the mine workers !n those states about
l.".,000,nu0 during the two years' period the
contract is to rtin and will have an In
fluence on the wage conferences to he
held In the bituminous fields of central
Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Michigan,
Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Kansaa, Okla
homa, Atkauaas, Texas, Wyoming. Mon
tana and Washington, as the agreements
In those statos are based largely on the
'iotloii1 taken In western .Pennsylvania.
Ohio, Indiana and II! loots. The policy
committee of the United Mine Worker
will meet in Pittsburgh, March 1. to de
clde on the method of ratification by the
full membership of bituminous mine
workers. The policy committee Is mado
tip of eight miners from every mining
state in the country ana It haa the power
to call a convention to ratify the new
scale and submit It to a referendum vote
of soft coal diggers.
Opposition to the new scale, uhlch will
go Into effect April 1, waa voiced by
some operators and miners. Tho chief
objections among the miners came from
Indiana delegates who refused to vote to
adopt the scale. When they voted "no,"
John P. White, International president
of the miners' union, announced that tho
Internatloal officers would assume the
resposlblllty of bringing about a settle
ment In that state.
A resolution was adopted continuing
the life of the Joint conference and pro
viding that it shall meet to negotiate a
new scale before the one today expires.
This la the first time such action hat
been taken in twelve years. The subcom
mittee of operators and miners will meet
tomorrow afternoon to sign the contract,
subject to the ratification of all soft coal
Bomb Sets Fire to
Chemical Works at
. Niagara Falls, N. Y.
NIAGARA KALI.fl, N. Y., Mnnh S
Flre following an explosion In the chlo
rate department of the Nlugara Klectro
Chemleal company hero today threatened
the complete destruction of the plant
bevun Inst night when Severn I explosions
and tho resultant fires Inflicted d:irnnte
estimated nt 11.7V"1". '
The explosion was heard for several
miles around and across the Niagara
ntaraet in Canada, ' here It emitted a
hasty mobilisation of the militia guarding
Pr. Hector R. f'arvath, manager of the
company. Issued a foriitil statement to
day, saying the plant had been "iKimbel."
The firemen had difficulty In flKhting
the fire because water mixing with the
chemicals added fuel to the flames. No
one was Injured by today's explosion
One was killed and another Injured by
the exploxlon last night.
lr. t'arvath said he was convinced that
tho explosions resulted from outside
agencies. He vaid he believed a bomb
was set off Inside tho peroxidal plant.
Coal Company May
Intervene in ' the
Rock Island Case
I'll K'AGH, .March 8. Federal Judge
Carpenter today (ermltted Attorney II.
O. Miller, representing the Consolidated
Indiana Coal company, to file an inter
vening petition objecting to t lie payment
of fo.Ouo Interest on the 2n.0i.iO Issue
of & per cent debenture bonds of the Chi
cago, I lock Inland & Pacific railway, due
January 15, 1U16.
The coal company buses Its objections
on the ground that the railroad compmy
unconditionally guaranteed the Interest
on a $.',773,000 Itond issue of tlm Indian
corporation, which It Is contended is a
, pi lor i lulm.
This it Said to Be Purport of Long
Note Delivered to Secretary
Laniing by Ambassa
SUBSEA NEW ENGINE OF WAR
Kaiser Admits International Code
plakei No Provision for
PUTS BLAME ON GREAT BRITAIN
WASHINGTON. March 8. Tne
German government in a memoran
dum, handed today by Count von
Iternatorff to Secretary Lansing, out
lines in detail Its position In regard
to armed ships, reviews events lead
ing up to its decision to torpedo
without warning all armed mer
chantmen of its enemies, concedes
that international law, as at present
constituted, makes no provision for
tho use of submarines, and expresses
a willingness to operate its submar
ines In accordance with International
law prevailing prior to the war on
the condition that Great Britain does
not violate the same laws.
The fell text of the fiermaa mote
mill be found on paare K.
Missouri Eiver Now
Extends from Bluff
to Bluff at Yankton
YANKTON, P. D., March 8.-(Speclal
Telegram.) The Missouri river thla morn
ing was the highest In thirty-five years.
It rose two feet In the night and many
farmers had clows calls. The damage
is running Into thousands ot dollars. Nu
merous farmers have lost hogs and aome
cattle and horses. The flood Is now at a
standstill. Many farmers are cut off.
and as phones are not working worst
flooded districts 'cannot Je communi
No such conditions as now prevail has
occurred since the great flood of 1XS1.
In town limits many homes are flooded,
but most ot the city Is on high ground.
Not one railroad Is working Into the city,
aa the three bridges ot the Milwaukee,
Northwestern and Great Northern are all
submerged at the James liver. River
men were aurprised at the quick rlsa last
night, but believe tho w'bVlt la bt'er. '
BIOUX. CITY-. law March ".-Report
from points on the Missouri river north
d tiloux City Show little change In the
flood situation early today.
Faml.lee n. low land between Yankton
and . Vermillion have fled to , higher
ground. No Uvea are reported to have
been lost, although much stock haa
perished on the bottoms near the river.
Traffic on railroads running near the
Missouri haa been suspended.
Nearly Quarter of
Wheat Crop Still
On Farms March!
WASHINGTON, March 8. The Depart
ment of Agriculture crop report today
Wheat, about 241.717.000 bushels, or S3.
per cent of the lir crop, remained on
farms March 1. About 61.7 per cent will
be shipped out of counties where grown.
Corn, about 1.138,771,0(0 bushels, or 87. S
per cent, remained on farms. About 18.8
per cent will be shipped. About 71.3 per
cent is merchantable.
Oats About 2'ACOO.OOO bushels, or 38.7
per cent remained on farms; about 30 per
cent will be shipped.
Barley About 60,511,000 bushels, or 25. 5 .
per cent remained on farms; about 43.1
per cent will be shipped. . ,
Wheat Piled High
on Ground Awaiting
HUTCHINSON. March 8. An estimate
that 204,OuO bualielH of wheat were piled
on the ground awaiting freight cars for
shipment on the Kl I'aso division of the
Chicago, Kock Island & Pacific railway
between Herington. Kan., and Tucum-
carlt N. M.. was made today by Lyman
Oaborn. division freight agent of thi
road. The elevators along the lines were
full, he said, and cars could not bj
obtained to move the surplus. He aald It
probably would be several months before
tho road could handle adequately the
grain offered it.
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