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VOL. XL VI. NO. 185.
OMAHA SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 20, 1917. FOURTEEN PAGES.
On Trains, it Httils.
Nm itairia, MO.. M
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
NEW LEAK ROW
STARTED BY NOTE
Telegram Read to House Pro
tests Against Imputation
that the Lawyer is
MEMBERS DO NOT LIKE IT
Miller of Minnesota Says Mes
sage is Neither Parliamen
tary or Decent.
NEXT HEARING ON MONDAY
Washington, D. C, Jan. 19. A
telegram from Samuel Untermyer
protesting against the uses of his
name as though he "had been seek
ing a job," read tos the 'house this
morning by Representative Fitz
gerald, precipitated a new discussion
of the leak inquiry. The telegram
declared Untermyer did not want the
place and could only have accepted
it at a great sacrifice.
Representative Miller, Minnesota,
objected to the tone of the message,
which, he said, re6ected on the house.
"t think he is not justified," said
Mr. Miller, "in sending a message
that is an insult to congress. I dp
not think his message is either par
liamentary or decent."
Mr. Fitzgerald said he objected to
"the throwing of bricks" at private
citizens who have rendered public
service. ' i
, Representative Moore, republican
of Pennsylvania, ended the discussion
by saying: .. -, ' ;
"Mr. Untermyer was retained to in
vestigate the 'money trust;' he was
the people's representative for that
inquiry;- but I know that he repre
sented great corporations. When
Lawson suggested Untermyer I ques
tioned his right to serve. He ts the
last person to be considered in con
nection with counsel tor the
quiry," .' '
Expect Whipple to Accept.
Members of the house rules com
mittee investigating the alleged
leak on President Wilson s peace
note apparently were confident today
yhat bhe-man L. Whipple, - Boston
lawyer, would accept the commit
tee's invitation to act as its counsel
in the inquiry. He will come to Wash
ington tomorrow to confer with K.s
committee and announcement of his
acceptance is expected to follow. He
was agreed upon last night .after a
bitter contest over the selection of
counsel. . t, t-f,'-
The committee will hold no further
public hearings .until Monday,, whew
' a score or more witnesses wul be
on hand ready to testify. Meantime
the CflmmiiLte will eenfer with coun
sel to perfect plana for continuing
trie investigation. t . i ; ...
'' Whipple Goes to Capital.
Boston, Jan. 19. Sherman L.
Whipple, designated by the house
rules committee to act as special
counsel in the peace note leak inves
tigation, left here tonight for Wash.
ington to confer : with Chairman
. Henry and the committee.
Mr. Whipple said that he probably
would accept if pending court cases
in which he has been retained could
be arranged satisfactorily.
It is not expected by Mr. Whipple
that the committee will proceed with
its inquiry Monday. Should he un
dertake the task, he said, he would
ask for time to prepare the case be
fore going ahead with the examina
tion of witnesses. .
Sanford Hotel to Open
To the Public This Afternoon
The doors of the new Sanford hotel
will be thrown open fo the public for
the first time, when the Conant Hotel
company, the owner, holds a public
reception from 2 to 10 o'clock, this
atternoon and evening. '
Everything is ready forhe com
mencement of business at the San
ford, the newest of Omaha's new
string of modern, high class hotels.
Fireproof throughout and modern in
every way, it takes its place high in
the ranks of the best hotels in the
The Weather '
For Nebraska Partly cloudy, colder.
Temperatures at Omaha Yesterday
, . Hour. Der.
- 6 a. m , 24
! a. m
11 a. m
: 12 m .'.
.1 p. m
H p. m ,.
3 p. m
4 p. m
6 p. m . ..
t p. m
7 p. m
CompuatlTe Local Records.
1117. lilt. 1815. 114.
Highest yesterday.. .42 32 31 5
Lowest yesterday... 22 14 17 37
Mpun temperature... 32 28 24 4g
Precipitation 00 .02 .07 .00
Temperature and precipitation departures
(romhe normal at Omaha since March 1,
and compared with the last two years;
Normal temperature 20
Kxceiw for the day
Total excess since March 1 246
Normal precipitation 92 Inch
Deficiency for the day,...,.., .02 Inch
Total rainfall Blnce March 1... It. 82 Inches
Deficiency since March 1 12, 87 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 1815. 1.78 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 1914. 8.05 Inches
K ports From (Stations at 7 P. Bf.
Station and Stats Temp. High- Raln-
of Weather. , 7 p. m. est fall.
Cheyenne, clear 32 42 , .00
Davenport, eloar 32 30
Denver, clear 44 50
Dee Moines, clear 38 42
Dodite City, clear 30 40 .00
Ijalider. clear. . i 0 34 . .00
North Platte, clear..,, 33 42 .00
utnttha, clear 38 42 .00
1'uehlo, clear 40 50 .00
Rapid City, cloudy.- 30 40 .00
Halt Lako City, cloudy. 18 20 .00
Hanta Fe, part cloudy., 88 40 .00
sherldttn. cloudy 28 38 ,00
hloux city, clear 34 42 ,00
Valwntlne, clear 30 42 .00
"T" Indicates trace of precipitation.
I.. A. WELSH. Meteorolodst.
BLACK RAIDER MAY
I HAVE ARMED PRIZES
Rumor that Three Rovers Are
Preying On Entente Com
merce Canses Big Stir.
NINE AMERICANS LANDED
Washington, Jan. 19. Dispatches
to the State department late today
from Rio Janiero said it was stated
there that the steamer St. Theodore,
captured bythe German raider in the
South Atlantic, armed with two guns
and. manned by a German crew, was
cruising as an auxiliary to the raider.
The department announced the ad
vices in this statement:
"The department is advised by tele
srram from Rio De Janiero that it is
stated there that the captured steamer
St. Theodore has been armed with
two guns and a German crew put on
boasd and that the'vessel is now oper
ating as an auxiliary cruiser in the At
New York, Jan. 19. Notwithstand
ing thaknown activity of British war
ships, eleven of which are hurrying
from many directions into South At
lantic waters, in search of the Ger
man commerce destroyer which sank
the Voltaire, Georgic and other en
tente vessels, increased apprehension
was felt in marine circles today, owing
to undenied credence which the ship
ping world in general has placed on
over night reports that the black
raider, believed . to be the famous
Moewe, is not operating unassisted.
According to these reports this fugi
tive raider carried several sets of
armament and has furnished guns to
at least two of its captive ships, the
St. Theodore and the Yarrowdale
(British), which in turn became prey
ing rovers. The Yarrowdale is re
ported to have arrived at the Cape
Verde islands with the crews of eight
of the ships which were sunk. Its
early departure on a raiding mission
would cause ho surprise among ship
pers..", Reports as yet unconfirmed place
the present whereabouts of the
Moewe a considerable distance north
of the Ireland-to-Brazil sea lines,
where its havoc was accomplished.
Meanwhile the entente war vessels,
aside from hunting down an active
raiding squadron, - i keeping close
watch on several merchant vessels
suspected of supplying the Moewe
and its allies with food and of as
sisting' them in other ways.
; As a precaution against an illegal
use of Brazilian territory as a base
of operations for the German ships,
a portion of the Brazilian navy is
maneuvering off that country.
Names of Americans.
? Washington, D. C., Jan. 19. Nine
Americans were among the crew of
the .British steamer St. Theodore,
take,nby.the German raider and land
ed with other survivors at. Pernambuco-an
Mura, Consul Stewart today re-
norted they were all safe and that
so far as reported no other Ameri
cans were on the other ships.
The State department today made
public the following cable, from the
consul dated January It) ana re
ceived this morning:
"The Hudson Maru brought 237
St-Theodore crew. List shows Amer
icans, Ben Stevens, Royal Gregory,
Frank Magee, David Johnson, E.
Tudv. all colored, and Fred Smith
Harry Picot, Guy Vondoren. Minieh
shows Charlie Jones. No Americans
on other vessels named. All nine
"Survivors state that Yarrowdale,
Georgic, Mount Temple, Voltaire,
Snowden Range, King George, one
English'schooner and one Norwegian
were captured to December 12 when
prize crew and 440 were placed on
Yarrowdale and not heard from
Another dispatch from Mr.Stewart.
dated January 1,6 and received here
January 17, says:
"Crews of St. Theodore, Dramatist,
Radnorshire, Mtuieh, Netherby Hall,
Nantes and Asnieres arrived today,
several Americans. Keportcd no
Rio Janeiro, Jan. 19. Except for
-the accounts brought to Pernambuco
by survivors of vessels which had
been sunk, no authentic information
has been received here regarding the
unidentified German raider which has
been roving the south Atlantic for
more than a month. Since it parted
company with the Hudson' Maru a
week ago the raider has dropped out
of sieht and so far as can be ascer-
i tainedvis still at large."
Great anxiety is felt for the safety
of various vessels in waters which
are regarded as in the danger zone
and various reports of additional sink
ings are current, but there is no indi
cation that these stories have any
substantial basis. The French mer
chantman Samara, 6,007 tons, which
was reported to have been sunk, is
safe and is due at Rio Janeiro this
afternoon. The vessel in regard to
which the greatest concern is felt is
the 8,000-ton British steamship Or
tega, on its way to Pernambuco. It
is reported from that city that it has
returned to St. Vincent, but the report
x . Speed of Raider.
No official information has been re
ceived in corroboration of the re
ported arrival at St. Vincent, Cape
Verde islands, of the British steam
ship Yarrowdale, one of the vesse
captured by the raider, which is sup
posed to have on board the crews of
eight destroyed steamers.
From accounts given by men from
the destroyed steamships, as pub
lished in the newspapers, it appears
that the raider has a speed of about
Benson People Will Demand .
( Better Street Car 'Service
A mass meeting is called for the
City hall in Benson tonight, at which
a committee will be named and in
structed to appear before the ofjicers
of the street railway company and de
mand better car service into the city.
They will demand that cars run ear
lier in the morning, later at night and
more frequently during the rush
hours of the day.
BEGINS TO MOVE
OUT OF MEXICO
Military Officers at El Paso
Unofficially Report Actual
. Under Way.
ALL SUPPLIES ARE
Pour Empty Truck
PITCH TENTS AT BORDER
El Paso, Tex., Jan. 19. Predictions
that the American punitive expedition
will begin its long march across the
deserts of northwestern Chihuahua
toward Columbus, N. M., within the
next seventy-two hours were made
here today by riny officers who arc in
close touch with the movements- of
the expeditionary forces.
It was unofficially reported by army
officers that actual withdrawal oper
ations were under way at El Valle, the
southern outpost of the punitive ex
pedition and at San Joaquin between
El Valle and the field headquarters at
All Supplies Ordered Held.
All supplies billed to Americans in
the Casas Grandes Colonia-Dublin
district and sent to Juarez for tran
sportation over the .Mexico North
western railroad have been ordered
held at Juarez and no further ship
ments of supplies will be made over
this road for the punitive expedition.
Arrangements were also being made
in Juarez today for sending all avail
able freight cars to Casas Grandes to
bring out the stocks of goods and sur
plus supplies from, the stores of the
American Mormons and others who
have been supplying the American
troops in Mexico.
The dispatching of four empty
motor , truck - trains of thirty trucks
each from Columbus, during the last
twenty-four hours, was taken here to
mean early withdrawal.
. Tents Pitched at Columbus.
The pitching of an number of large
tents at Columbus for rousing equip
ment ordinance, merchandise and
other army stores was also considered
an indication of the early withdrawal
and arrival ' of the expeditionary
column at the field base.
'. General Pershing's troops will be
disposed along the border with head
quarters at El Paso and San Antonio,
according to reports here and jm
All leaves of absence' granted to
National Guard officers and enlisted
men in this district have been or
dered extended thirty days by the
War department, it was announced
here today. It was understoond that
the same order has been sent to all
commands in the southern depart
The order was interpreted as an
indication that the National Guard
troops would be sent home from the
Mexican border soon.
Columbus, - N. M., Jan. 19. One
hundred and seventy empty motor
trucks have left the field base here
during the last twelve hours for field
headquarters in Mexico. They will re
turn with excess supplies irom the
camps along the communication line,
it was said here. .
All officers and enlisted men of the
punitive expedition, who have been
on furlough are being held here.
Large tents are being pitched here
to store supplies and other field
equipment of the expedition. An
early movement of the expeditionary
forces was predicted here today.
South Dakota Wins
Its Suit Against
Estate of Deering
Sioux Falls, S. D., Jari. 19. Circuit
Judge J. W. Jones today decided in a
case in which the state of South Da
kota sued to collect inheritance tax
from the estate of the late harvester
manufacturer, William Deejing, that
notes, bonds and mortgages are sub
ject to inheritance tax at the residence
of the debtor, and entered inheritance
tax to the amount of nearly $100,000
aeainst the estate.
William Deering died December 9,
1913. at fc.vanst.on. ill., leaving an es
tate of nearly $14,000,000. Of this
$2,800,000 consisted of South Dakota
notes, mortgages and municipal bonds.
Most of the notes and mortgages
were giveir'by south Dakota farmers.
Half Million Die
Of Starvation in
Syria and Palestine
Rome, Jan. 19. (Via Paris.) Five
hundred and ten thousand persons
have died of starvation in Syria, ac
cording to information received by
the Corriere d'ltalia. Lebanon is said
to have suffered particuiaily, while at
Beirut inhabitants are said to have
been picked up on the streets nearly
dying ot hunger. 1 tie number ot sui
cides is increasing to appalling pro
portions. Similar horrors are reported
as occurring in Palestine and parti
of the interior in' ihitcd by Chris
Sheridan Boosters Send
Apples to Legislators
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, Jan. 19. (Special.) The
ahendan county boosters showed
their good feelings for the reception
given them by the house and senate
today by sending up to those bodies
a barrel of apples each.
The apples were grown in Sheridan
county and were part of an exhibit
made at the apple show this week.
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HEAVY FIGHTING ON
Entente Forces Are Apparently
Holding Their Own in Con
test with Teutons.
EXPECT BATTLE IN ALSACE
t (AaMrbttod From Wsr Knmmarj.)
Heavy, fighting is still in progress
on the Roumanian front, with the
Russians and Roumanian! apparently
mor than holding theh twri,'fdrthe
time at. least, against Field Marshall
von Mackensen's armies. Elsewhere
in the field of military operations
there have been few activities of im
portance , .
This holds true of the Franco-Belgian
front, where the quiet has been
broken recently only by the British
activities north of the Somme, which
have resulted in advances for 4hem
recently near Beaucourt-Sur-Ancre.
Indications are not lacking, however,
that he present comparatively pa
cific conditions are not likely to en
dure long and in this connection the
extreme southern sector of the line
is beirtg closely watched.
The French here occupy a consid
erable Section of Alsace, the fighting
line touching the Swiss border be
tween Belfort and Basel. Concentrat
ion of masses of German troops
across the line from Basel has re
cently been reported in Swiss news
papers and a belief is said to exist
in Switzerland Jktt the Germans con
template an offensive with the object
of freeing Alsace of the invaders.
The Swiss federal council early this
week, while expressing confidence
that none of the powers contemplated
a violation of Swiss neutrality, or
dered the mobilization of additional
troops as a measure of precaution.
Both Germany and France assured
Switzerland recently that they would
continue to respect its neutrality.'
No further news of thewhereabouts
of the German searaider which has
been sinking ententehipping in the
south Atlantic has been received but
arrival at Cape Verde Islands of the
British steamer Yarrowdale, with the
crews of eight of the ships disposed
of by the raider, said to number some
400 persons, is, reported in unofficial
advices received at Rio Janeiro.
Larry Flynri Nabs Two Men
For Whom Police Search
Larry Flynn, deputy sheriff, was
watching two' men at Sixteenth and
Martha streets this afternoon until
the suspicious pair saw him. Then
they walked quickly away. Flynn
followed and arrested them at Eight
eenth and Spring streets.
The two "birds" are believed to
be precious additions to the rogues'
gallery at police headquarters. One,
Ed Moore of St. Louis, had in his hip
pocket one of those blue-barreled
aids to penniless highwaymen. The
other, Elmtr Martin of Topeka, tried
to throw away a blue-stoned ring be
fore officers seached him. The ring,
police suspect, was taken from some
"stick-up" victim. ' .
Moore, it is thought,, is the crony
of Rogers, the stick-up artist, who
pulled a gun on the night clerk of
the City hotel Thursday night. The
night clerk has positively identified
Hearing of Mrs. Smith is
Postponed Until Monday
Denver, Colo., Jan. 19. Announce
ment that the preliminary hearing of
Mrs. Stella Moore Smith, accused of
killing her husband at her home, in
a fashionable residence district here
last Saturday, had been postponed,
disappointed a considerable number,
who gathered today at the district
court to hear the testimony. The
hearing now is set for Monday next.
The postponement was made because
today the judges of the state meet
to consider proposed changes in leg
islation to recommend to the legislature.
About the Folks at Home?
Message Received by Head of
Flying: School Says Both
of Them Are Safe.
THEY ARE NOW IN ARIZONA
San Diego, Cal., Jan. 19. Col. W.
A. Glassford, commander of the
North Island aviation school, late this
itKsWttMif- Hrim A- im
sage from Lieutenant W, A, Robert
son, jr., stating that both he and Lieu
tenant Colonel Harry G. Bishop, the
other missing army airman, are alive
and well. Lieutenant Robertson's
message was sent from Wellton, Ariz.
Armed Men Guard
t Special Trainload
Of Choice Potatoes
- W. -
Greeley, Colo, Jan. 19. Armed
guards are riding in every car of a
special train of forty-five cars, loaded
with potatoes, which today is speed
ing eastward. The value of the ship
ments is set at $35,000. It is made
up of extra choice tubers loaded from
points in this district. Three men
participated in the shipment. -
The guards are required to tend
stoves which have been placed in
every car to prevent the shipment
freezing as well as to prevent pil
fering from the cars.
Portions of the shipment are bound
for Kansas City, Nashville, Tenn.j St.
Louis, Topeka, Kansas, Cleveland,
Toledo, Ohio, Peoria, HI.; Chicago,
and other northern and eastern
points. ' '
Slain by Posse
Okmulgee, Okl., Jan. 19. A posse
of ten men which left here early today
in search for alleged bank robbers
returned about noon with the dead
bodies of Oscar Poc, Will Hart and
Harry Hart. The men killed were
engaged in a skirmish with the posse
about eighteen miles southwest ,-of
Chief Roach, sheriff, and Mel Bow
man, chief of police, led the posse.
Bowman received a slight bullet
wound in the hand. '
Many Perish When
Shell Plant Near
London Blows Up
Loudon, Jan. 19. The following of
ficial communication was issued to
night: "The ministry of munitions regret
to announce that an explosion oc
curred this evening at an ammunition
factory in the neighborhood of Lon
don, It is feared that the explosion
was attended by a considerable loss
of life and damage to property."
Mrs. Ellen Callahan, Pioneer
Omaha Woman, Dead at Home
Mrs. Ellen Callahan, aged 75 years,
died at her home( 2402 South Fif
teenth street last night, after an ill
ness of about a month. She has been
a resident of Omaha 'or more than
fifty years. She is survived by her
husband, Cornelius Callahan, three
sons, John, Thomas and Patrick, and
one daughter, Mrs. Cornelius Dc
laney, all of Omaha. Funeral ar
rangements nave not been made
Ex-Secretary of Interior Says
Business Not Based on
U. S, MUST HAVE AUTHORITY
! Cheyenne, Wyo., Jan. 19. "The
most amazing situation in the -civil
ized world is the . utter ignorance of
A'ifhm live bf the
nation's greatest packing concerns of
the economic" principles underlying
the industries they direct," said
Walter L. Fisher, former secretary of
the interior, counsel for the market
committee of the American Live
Stock association, commenting on the
report of tbjtt committee to the as
sociation hereMr. Fisher was ad
dressing the annual convention of the
Speaking as counsel for the com
mittee, Mr. Fisher told the conven
tion the packers are spending "hun
dreds of thousands of dollars in ad
vertising in an attempt to convince
the public their business is based on
sound ethical Drincioles."
; "No convincing investigation of the
nation's meat problem is possible,"
he continued, "until the Department
of Agriculture is clothed with au
thority to administer oaths and com
pel the attendance ol witnesses witn
Packers Agree to Inquiry.
The report of the market commit
tee was read today by A. E. Deric-
qules of Denver, secretary of the com
mittee, who said tne report definitely
recommended full investigation by
the Federal Trade commission of
market and food problems."
The market committee, appointed a
year ago at -1 faso, lex., has been
engaged in conducting a campaign
tor a federal investigation c! the live
stock industry, relating to production
"We have convinced the packing in
terests that at last the producers are
a factor to be reckoned with," says
the report, "that they can organize
ana stick together tor the accom
plishment of an end in which they
are vitally interested, namely, the es
tablishment of fair, open and com
"We have convinced them that we
are not to be turned from our main
purpose. As a resVilt, we have met
them both individually and as a com
mittee, and they have finally agreed
under certain conditions to withdraw
their opposition to an investigation
by the federal lrade commission.
After emphasizing the magnitude of
the task which the committee under
took and detailing the . methods by
which an agreement was finally!
reached witn tne packers, the report
refers to what is termed the more
fundamental features of questions
pertaining to the marketing of live
stock and meats, these are
Control at central markets by the
packers, which it is declared is as
great as ever, but temporarily ob
scured by the unprecedented demand
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Muaiu uy tut: ni , uuiiiuiLy in man-
ing the public understand that by lay
ing foundations for increased produc
tion and more economical distribution
the committee will aid in lowering the
cost of living; co-operation with
packers, commission men, stock yard
companies and tederal bureaus.
Secretary Houston Talks,
David F.. Houston, secretary of ag
riculture, who followed Mr.. Fisher.
"I don'tthink any honest business
has anything to fear from the Ameri
can people if they are given the facts.
I cannot understand any objection to
giving facts, except a fear of them."
The secretary, in his address, fav
ored authorization of an investigation
of the meat industry.
PAY FOR EACH DAY
Effort "of Fries to Adjourn to
Permit Committee Work
Palls" by Wayside in t
- Lower House, .
FOR NEW CONSTITUTION
Representatives Pass BUI
This End Without Any
QUICK COMES TO SPEAK
- . i 1 i . . i-
.'(From a Sl(r Corrupomtont.) f (
Lincoln, Neb, Jan. 19. (Special
Telegram.) Just before adjournment
tonight, Representative Soren M.
Fries of Howard county, chairman of
the claims committee, made an effort
to save the state some money by try
ing to have the legislature adjourn
We have done nothing to sneak of
today and there is nothing to do to
morrow," said the Howard county
statesman, "and it costs the state
$1,000 for salaries alone every day we
are in session. 1 believe we should
not convene tomorrow but let the
committees get to work and get bills
out so we can work Monday. - il
Ihe effort of Mr. fries to save the
state money lost, 49 voting against
adjournment until Mpnday, 29 for and
The house has now worked 12 davs
of the 20 allowed for introduction of
bills and 205 have been introduced.
Three hive passed, two of them being
appropriation bills for salaries and
Herbert M. Quick, a member of the
Federal Farm Loan board, addressed
the house this afternoon after talking
to a crowd at St. Paul's church ear
lier in the day. i .
For Constitutional Convention.
For the second time the Nebraska
house went on record unanimously
for a constitutional convention, when
it passed the Norton bill on third
reading, In order to get as full an
expression as possible, a call of the
house was ordered. There were 89
votes for the measure, 11 being ab
sent. The bill, H. R. No. 2, now goes
to the senate. It requires a three-
tilths majority in each branch, the
same as a constitutional amendment.
H. R. No. 7. the Hoffmeister bill
providing for the forfeiture of unused
right ot way held by railroad com
panies, also passsd the house. vlt re
ceived fl votes to 5 against
Some tluse wa..pot en -me How
ard bill.'H. R. No. 4. providing that
all municipal work for the cities of
Lincoln and Umaha should be done
on an eight-hour basis, with 30 cents
per hour as the minimum wage. This
bill is intended to apply to contract
Work, the same as to city employes.
Mr. reterson announced nimseit in
sympathy with its purpose, but
t needed some amending to
legal in form. Mr. Flans-
burg was opposed, taking the ground
that competition' should govern in
bthe .letting of municipal contracts.
un i-eterson s motion, tne committee
of the whole reported progress and
asked leave to sit again.
. Farmer members of the legislature
were able to advance in committee of
the whole this morning a -bill which if
it becomes a law will make the basis
of school apportionment of pupils in
stead of average daily attendance,'
Peterson of Lanscaster endeavored ts
amend the bill by making the basis
I Grain Car Distribution. !
The committee of the whole took
up the Liggett-Norton bill, backed by
f mi' alaua tnt mnA I tit Btrfr A.
ganizations, providing for a distribu
tion of grain cars to shippers in time
of shortage', in proportion to their
average yearly shipments. This had
been favorably recommended by the
railroad committee, with , slight
amendments. ' . .
Mr. Murtey. himself an elevatdr
owner, proposed an amendment to
strike out the proviso allotting cars jfi
the basis of yearly shipments, whtefe
he said would give the big shipper an
advantage he ought not to have over
smaller competitors. When there .is
a shortage, declared Murtey, one
elevator is likely to have as much
grain awaiting shipment as another,
irrespective ot how much business
they may do at other times of the
J Mr. Jacobson, another elevator mas,
as heartily for the Taill asc it stood.
He contended that the elevator owner
who pays the best price to farmers
for their grain gets the most of it, and
is a benefactor to his community.
This, he thought, made the rule of
average yearly shipments fair and
proper. " i v
"There is no snch thing in Ne
braska, or in any market in the United
States, as one dealer paying any less
than his competitor for grain," re
torted Murtey. "If he does not pay
the same price, he does not get the
The bill was laid over without
action on the amendment, to be taken
up again at the next sitting.
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