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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: MAY,g7. 1917.
LIVE SIOCK MARKET
peeves Ten to Fifty Lower for
Week; Sheep and Lambs
v Higher; Hogs Thirty
Off for Week.
Omaha, Hay i, 1117.
Official Tuesday . ,
OfflUal Thu.sday ,
t.o a, n i.m
Six days tbla week. .S7.I75
Barn daya laat week. 2. 526
Same daa I w'ka ago.25.B2t
Same daya I w'ka ago. 21. Ill
Fame daya 4 w'ka ago.lM35
Sama daya laat year.. .20.231
Receipt! and disposition of live atock at
the Union Stock Yarda, Omaha, for twenty,
fdur hours ending at I p. m. yesterday;
Cattle. Hogs. Horses.
C V. 4 St. P 1
C. at N.-W., oaat
C. N. W , west
C St. P., M. O
C, B. St Q., west
C, B. L P., east
Worrit A Co
Cudahy Packing Co..
Aunour A Co
Sen wart i A Co
J. W. Murphy
Cat tlty Good heavy boevei have not snwn
much change, being not to exceed 10ltc
lower for the wack. On the other hand
light And medium weight steers are around
2o lower, and light yearling! all the way
'' from 16$60c lower, depending upon kind
and quality. '
Co we and heifer have suffered mora on
an average) than bf steers, being around
(Oo lower for the week.
Light Mockers and feeder of good quel
Ity ar about steady, but fleshy feed ere and
anything on the rough ordera ar weak to
Quotations on cattle! Good to choice
eves, 112.60 ta,26; fair to good bo even,
IU.6012.50; common to fair bouvea, io.2&
Oil BO; good to coulee yearling!, $11,760
11.66, good to fair yearling, lQ,7fi7 11 .76;
common to fair yearlings, 110.00 10.76;
' good to oholca heifers, I10.400n.40i good
to choice cows, ll.tI6Q10.S6; fair to good
rows, f8.760t.KS; common to fair cowi,
17.0006.76; prim feeding steers, l 7b
11. IS; good to cholca feeder, 16.7601.76;
fnlr to good feeder. 18.608.76; common to
fair feeder, 17.6008.60; good to choice
locker. 9.S0(f 10.60; atock helfera, $fUtw
10.26; atock cowa, 7.0OtflO.OO; atock calve,
M.OOtJIO.O, veal r1ve, t 00011.60; beef
bull, stag, etc., 17. 16910.86.
Hoga Under the Influenoa of much
lighter recelpta and better market all
around the circuit the local hog trade
braced up today and moat of tha offering
gold ateady with yesterday's average. On
very thing but th good classes tha under
tone continued alow and In mm case ataady
prices oould not ba procured, tha market
dosing alow and weak, with a sprinkling
of oommoo stuff not selling untfl lata In
Shippers had fairly broad orders for good
hog of all weight and wera fatrly free
buyers at tha opening, They paid prices
that wer fully steady with tha beat tlm
yesterday and strong to If anything a lit tl
higher than yeaterday's average. .
Aa a general thing price war about
steady with yesterday. Sales wer scat
tered all th way from 116.40 up to $16.80,
which was th top. During th week
thera has been a too decline In values. Re
celpta have been large and packers took
Turns at bearing the market, with th re
ault that the ton ha been eaaler right
through, and Wednesday and Thursday as
vera declines wera enforced.
No A v. fill. Pr. No. Ar.
,.. 11 40
140 16 10
120 16 60
200 16 70
10 II to
80 It SI
ISO 16 46
... 16 66
49 II 76
Sheep As was th eaa a week age, tha
close of th week In the lamb trade had
a distinctly sticky, weakleh undertone,
though actual prlca changea wera negli
gible. Only e-ght oars of lamba, lx of them
California springers, wer on offer yester
day, but It was noon before packers finally
bought four of them lflo lower at 111.76,
and th other two wer not wanted ex
cept at sharp declines and wera finally fot
warded, and had they been forced to sell
hare a big iiump wouil probably have been
noted. 'A It w actual prices paid for
aprlngers at th cloe of th week war
around 8606OO high1 than a wee ago,
retaining most of tha week advance, but
the feeling among packers Is that price
here are entirely too high compared with
other poln'Ji, and thy ar out to Una
red lambs wer unchanged yesterday.
Wooled lambs ara now a thing of th
Quotation on sheep and lam he: Tamba,
wooled, $18.60080. 66: shorn, l.S6tf 17.80;
spring lambs, $18.00030.00; yearlings, shorn,
llt.60016.60; wethers, shorn, $18.60014.36;
awes, shorn, IU.7t014.Ou; was, cull shorn,
' At. Louis Lira Htoak Market.
Bt, Louie. May 16. Cattle Receipts. 1,000
head: market steady; native beet steers,
$7.60018.00; yearlings, steers and heifers,
$1.60 011.00; cow, $6.00011.86; atockers and
feeders, $6.00010.00; prim southern beet
steers, $8.00011.60; beef cow and helfera.
$4.2601.00; prim yearlings, steer and
heifers, $7.60010.00; native calves, $1,000
Hogs Receipts, 000 head; market
lower; lights. $16.10016.10; pigs, $10,000
J4.60; mixed and butchers, $16.66014.10;
good heavy, $16.06014.10; bulk of sales,
- Sheep and Lambs Receipts. $00 head;
market steady; clipped lambs, $14.00017.00;
clipped ewe, $1.60014.00; spring lambs,
ill.QO03O.OO; canners, $6.0008.00.
Slnm City LWa Stock Market.
Sioux City, la.. May 36. Cattle Receipts,
1,000 head; market ateady; beef steers,
$11.00018.00; butcher. S. 500 11.00; fat
cows and heifers, $. 00011.00; canners, $6.00
08.00; Blockers and feeders. $7.60010.00;
calve, 8.00U.QO; bulls, stags, ate, $7.60
010.00; feeding cowa and helfera, $6,660
, Hogs Receipts, 1,600 head; market
Steady and 6o higher; light, I16.1S016.S6;
tnlxed. $16.40016.66; heavy. $16.66016.80;
plga, $11.76013.36, bulk of sales. $13,300
Sheep and Lamb Receipts, 100 head;
market ateady; yearlings, $14.60016,00;
wethers. $18,60016.60; ewes, $12.00014.00;
Kansas City Uv Stock Market.
Kansas City, May 86. Cattle Receipts,
AO bead; market steady; prim fed steers.
13.46013.86; dressed beef steer, $10,000
13.60; western steers, $0.00013.36; cow,
$7.36011.36; heifers, I. 00013.60; s lockers
and feeders, I8.0010.ft; bulls, $8.00010.60;
Hogs Receipts, S94) head; market strong;
bulk of sales, $16.16016.00; heavy, $16,000
24.10; packers and butchers, $16,16016.00;
light, $16.00016.60; pigs. $18.60014.76.
Sheep and Lamb Receipt, 1.000 head;
market steady; lambs, $16.00030.66; year
ling $14.00017.60; wethers, $13.00016.00;
Chicago Liv Stork Market.
Chicago, May 34. Cattle Receipts, 700
head; market ateady; native beef cattle,
tl.40013.40; atockers and feeders, $7,400
10.80; cows and heKara, $6.10011.40; calve.
ai o.60 vi 6. so.
Hogs Receipts, 1.000 head; market
easy at to lower than yesterday's average;
duik or aaies. si6.460ib.aa; light. 114.66O
16.86. mixed, $16.36016.10; rough, $11,360
11.401 pigs, 110.60014.60
Sheep and Lambs Receipts, 1,000 head;
xnaraei steady; wetneri, siz.itej4j,7&;
lambs, $13.00017.16; springs, $14.10031.00.
k St Joseph Llva Stock Market.
St Joseph. May. 4. Cattle Receipts, 100
head; market ateady; steers. 61. 60018. 26:
cows and belters, $6.60012.80; calves, $10.00
Hogs Receipts. 3,200 head; market
teaay; top, iia.Oo; balk, iit.46016.06.
Bhesp and Lamb Receipts nop.; no Quo
tation. fiiicar Market.
Now Tork, May 36. Sugar Market for
futures wss quint today, but th undertone
wu steady and closing prices were 1 to 6
points not higher on scattered covering tor
ovar th week-end and a lit tl buying by a
leading Cuban Interest Sales, t.v&Q tons;
May, 6. (Mo; July. 6.13c; September, l.2ic;
jvocernoer, s.vvc. naw. sieaoy ; rao lasses,
1.04s; centrifuge 1, 6.04c. Refined, quiet;
una grauiaiea, s'.evvs.v.
New York Money Hark at.
New York, May 2. prim Mercantile
Papcl 44 0& par cent.
Sterling Kxchange Sixty-day bills. $4.72;
commercial sixty-day bills on banks, $4.71Vs:
,Bommrrtal sixty-dry bills. $4.71 lit demand,
Si.f.t-is; caDies, St. is 7-16.
- Silver -Bar, 74V:i Mexican dollars, 68 Kc.
Bonds Government, steady railroad, ir
fagular oa demand.
Wheat Receipts Light and De
mand is Not Very Active
on the Omaha
Omaha, May 21, 1417.
Th cash demand for wheat was moder
ately active, but th trade was extremely
dull on account of very light recelpta.
There wn very little off-grade wheat
reported sold, the demand being mainly for
the No. 2 and I hard winter, but sellers
reported a good milling Inquiry for both of
The wbat market was about steady to
3c lower. No. 2 hard selling around $2,820
2.66. while the No. I hard brought $3.84
and on car of No. 1 mixed durum sold at
Th trad In corn was extremely dull and
while thera waa aom demand tor this ce
real the buyers were bidding several cents
under yesterday's prloe and shore was very
little disposition on th part of the sellers
to let go at such a hesvy decline.
There was a few sales of corn reported
during th later part of the session and
these sales showed about at, 104c decline.
Th premium on'Whlt corn entirely dis
appeared today, tha better grade of white
selling from $1. 6601. 6L while th yellow
brought practically tha asms prloe a the
white, and a few car of No. 2 mixed
sold about one-halt cent under tha white
and yellow price.
Th trade In oat was slow during the
early part of the session, but the buyers
got busjrV during the last half hour of
trading and bought up a good part of the
offerings at prices ruling generally about
lo lower, tha no. i wnits selling at etc,
aa compared with 66c, the price paid for the
bulk of yesterday's offerings.
Ryevwas about unchanged and barley was
quoted 2c lower, but thre wera no actual
sal ?a of either of thesa cereals reported.
Clearance were: Wheat and Hour equal
to 1,376,000 bushel; corn, 17,000 bushels;
oats, 872,000 bushel.
Primary wheat recelpta wer 748,000 bo.
and shipments of 1,003.000 bu., against re
ceipts of 801,000 bu, and shipments of
f.60,000 1U. last yar.
Primary corn receipts wer 661,000 ,bu.
and shipments of 473,000 bu against re
celpta of 600,000 bu. and shipments of.
4 ti s.noo duj. mat year.
Primary oats receipts wer 691,000 bu.
and shipments of 713,000 bu., agalnsnt re
ceipts of 1,212,000 bu. and shipments of
1.211,000 bu. Isst year.
CAR LOT RECEIPTS.
St. Louis ....
These sales were reported today:
Wheat: No. I hard winter: 6 cars. $2.86:
t Pare, $2.83. No, t hard winter; 1 car,
tt.U, No. 4 hard winter: 1 car, $3.76.
Sample hard winter: 1 car, $2.86. No. I
mixed durum: 1 car, $2.40, Corn: No, $
white: 1 car,. $1.67, No. t white: $ cars,
$1.6flH. No. 4 white: 1 car, $1.66U. No. t
yel'ow: t cars, $1.67. No. I yellow; 1 car,
11.67. No. 6 yellow: 1 car, $1.66. No. 2
mixed: t oarsi ll.MV.; 3 cars, $1.66. No t
mixed: 1 car, $1.66H. Oats: No. t white:
I cars, fl&q. No, 4 white: 1 car, 66c; 1 car,
Omaha Cash Price Wheat! No, I hard.
$3.82011.86; No. t hard, $2.8003.84; No. 4
hsrd, 13.760 2-. 80. Corn: No. t white,
11.6601.67; No. t white, $1.6601.6;
No. 4 white. $1.6601.66; No. S whit, $1.66
01.86W: No. 6 white. $1.6401.66: No. I
yellow, II. 66H 01.67; No, 8 yellow, $1,660
i.6u: No. 4 yellow. ii.66KOi.66: no.
fallow, $1.6601. 66U; No. I yellow, $1.6H0
1 66; no. i mixed, ii.6sni.D6VH no. a
mixed, $1.640 1.64 Vi. Oat: No. I whit,
6&H066c; standard, 60GVtc; No. I white,
40B6o; No. 4 white, 4tt06c. Barley:
Malting. $1.8401.43; No, 1 food, $1.3301.30.
Rye: No. t, $2.3908.30; No. 3, $2.8801.81.
Loon, range of ontions:
Art. PP""- High. I Loylf Close." Tea.
Wht. I I
July I 10 I 30 111 1 11 320
Sep. 1 16 1 16 181 1 tl 184
July 1 62 ',, 1 63 147H 1 47H 16214
Sep. 1 87 1 37 181 1 81 188
Dec. $ 13 0$ 12H 96H
July. 67 S 17 66H 16 68
Bp. 60 " 60 49 49 60
Chicago closing prices, furnished The Bee
by Logan fc Bryan, atock and grain brokera.
616 South sixteenth street, Omaha:
Art I Open. I High, I Low, I Close. Tea.
whtTi i i f
July I 17 111 211 I I 11 1817
Sept. I 84 1 90 1 1 84 1 84 18I
Corn 1 1
July 1 63 1 63tl4H 1 461161
Snpt. I S8 1 3 133 1 32 137
Deo. 1 00 I 00 94 94 99
July 40 61 18 66 40
Sept 68 64 63 62 13
Bsc, 66 $6 64 64 $6
Pn k. I
May 97 06 87 96 37 18 87 26 .IT 40
July 17 16 38 00 37 20 17 16 37 80
July 33 20 , 11 80 121 611 21 6? 23 30
Sept. 11 IT ' 82 41 21 70 21 81 21 17
Rim. 1 I
July 10 4B 20 IT 120 161 10 11 ttO 40
fl.ipt. 20 46 20 72 20 36 20 16 20 60
CHICAGO GRAIN AND PROVISIONS,
Evening Up of Wheal Trade Lifts Prices
Arier naiiy uecime.
Chicago. May 10. Week-end avenlng up
of trades lifted tha wheat market today
after an early decline. Setbacks at the
start today were ascribed to bearish esti
mates or the total yield in tha united
States this seaaoo, one authority putting
the total as high as 760,000.000 bushels.
Opening quotations, which ranged from
o to lo lower, with July at $2.17 and Sep
tember at $1.88, were followed by an upturn
all around to well above yosterday's finish.
Reports that foreign governments bad
been to some extent sellers In futures re
sulted In a decided bearish Influence and
brought -about sharp downturns In prices.
The close was heavy, 4a to 60 net lower,
with July at $2.11 and Sftotemher at $1.84.
uearian prospects made the corn market
average lower. Demand, however, was ac
tive and there was a big general trade.
After opening unchanged to 2o higher, the
marKet underwent a decided sag.
Arrival or Argentine corn at New Tork
and assertions that th Improved car supply
was tatting mucn corn east cor wnicn tnere
waa no Immediate domestic or export de
mand led subsequently to pronounced weak
ness. The close was weak at 3o to 60 nst
Oats dealers took their cue largely from
corn. Selling, though, was less aggressive
than In that cereal.
Provisions reflected the firmness of the
hog market. Scarcity of hog receipts next
woek waa predicted-
Cash Prices Wheat! No. and 1 red
Nos. 1 gnd 2 hard, nominal. Com: No. S
yellow. $1.66: No. 1 yellow, $1.6401.47;
No. 4 yellow, $1.44. Oats: No. S white,
63064c; standard, 630640. Rye: Nom
inal TIarley; $1.30 01.66. Seeds: Tim
othy, $6.7808.00; clover, $12.00 0 1 7.00. Pro
visions: Pork. $27.26; lard, $21.60031.60;
Butter Higher: recelpta 10.331 tubs:
creamery extras, 41041c; extra firsts,
40Ho;v-rsts. S804Oc; seconds, 37 038c.
Kg Lower; receipts, 27,733 cases; firsts,
23034c; ordinary firsts, ll0 32o; at
mark, case Included, 11 0 34a.
Cheese Un r nan fed.
Potatoes Unchanged to 'slightly lower;
receipts, old, 14 cars; Idaho, Colorado, Ore
gon and Washington, $3.1003.20; Wisconsin
and Michigan, $2.9003.00; recelpta, new, 20
cars; Txas and Alabama, sacks, $3,260
1.60; Louisiana, sacks, $2,2608.3$.
Poultry Unchanged. -
OMABA GENERAL MARKET.
Eggs Fresh, per case, $9.00,
Butter Fresh, per pound, $2c
Llva Poultry Broilers, to S pounds
each, 10c; hens, is o; stags, under 6
pounds each, 14c; old, cocks and heavy
stags, 18c; turkeys, 22c; turkeys, old tome,
Fruits Oranges: l&Os, 288. 124a. $3 00
box; 800s, 316s. $1.50 box; 100, 124. 150.
176, $8.76 box. Lenuma: Fancy, 300s, 360s.
16.60 box; choice, 9.00s, 30s. $5.00 box.
Orapfrult: 36. $4.60 box: 40s, $4.76 box: 64s,
$5.26 box: 04s, 60s. 96a. $6.76 box. Pins
apples, $1.60 crate. Bananas, 40 lb.
cherries, California. $3.00 box.
Vegetable Potatoes: old, $3.36 bu : new,
6e lb. Sweat potatoes, 12.76 hamper
Cabbage, erats lota. To lb.; eabbag plants.
i.rB nox; tomato plants, 91. &Q box;
tomatoes, $4.00 orate; tomatoes, choice
$3,60 erats; cucumbers X. fancy, 11.10 dos.:
cucumbers, fancy, 11.26 dos.: lettuce, crate!
head. $3.50 crate; lettuce dozen head, 90c; i
asparagus. 7 60 doa Onions, Texas. $2.60
crate; onions wax. $2.76 grata.
Honey, 24. $2.60 case.
Fish Fresh halibut. 16e lb.; fresh cat
fish. 20e lb.; black cod sable fish, llo lb.;
fresh salmon, 16019c lb.; fresh trout. No.
1, 17b lb; fresh Whitehall, 20e lb.; fresh
yellow pike, 18c lb.; fresh pickerel, 13o lb.;
fresh herring, dressed, 11c lb.; fresh white
perch, loc lb.; fresh buffalo, dresand, 13c
lb.; fresh ling cod, 10o lb.; fresh Spanish
mackerel, 16o lb.; fresh red snapper, west
ern, lie lb.; gulf, 18c lb.; fresh carp, dreas jd
11c lb. I fresh ros shad. Tic each; fresh spilt
shad, 40e each; froxen catfish, Ho lb.;
(rosea bexacuda, 140 lb. rosea blna&sb, lie
lb ; frozen black baas, 16c lb.; frosen (llefTsh,
for steaks, 13c lb.; froxen whlteflsh. round,
11c lb.; kippered salmon, 10-lb. baskets, lb.,
market ; kippered cod or grayish, 10-lb.
Wholesale prices of beef cuts: Ribs No.
L He- No. 1. 32c: No. I. 17U0. Loins No.
I, c; No. 3. 26He; No. I. 21a Chuck
No. 1, 17c; (o. 3, 17c; No. 3. 1610. Rounds-
No. 1, it tic; no. 2, iso; no. , ic
Plates No. 1, 16c; No, 2. 14c; No. I.
Vt, ilea cleg Frog; Jumbo, dot, $3.60;
large, dos , $2.60; medium. dox.. $1.76.
Shrlmn- Heeled, aa!.. $2 00; headless, $136;
crab meat, lump, gal., $3.26; shad roe, pair.
&0c; turtle meat, 10c; joDsters, green, stc;
rvurv Lar.re areen too. Florida, elegant
stork, dos., $1.00; crates, -containing 3 or 4
dnx., per crate, sj.&u.
NEW YORK STOCKS AND BONDS.
Prominent Equlpmente and Munitions BUe
Two to Four Points.
New York, May Sft.i-Tradlng during the
day's short session wss attended by further
activity and a fair average of higher prices
In all stocks except rails. .
United States Sleel more than maintained
Its record of recen. days, advancing 1
points to the new maximum of 184. from
which It reacted almost a point. Other
aharea of the same class rose 2 to 4 points
with prominent equipments and munitions.
The motors were higher by 2 to over I
points, and Texas company rose 6. Coppers
added to advances of the last few days.
Hpeclaltlea were represented by Industrial
AlcoholMtCorn Products and South Porto
Rico Sugar, th latter rialng 23 points to 200.
Price eased for the most part toward the
end, renewed weakness of rubles Inducing
moderate selling. The closing was strong.
Snles were estimated at 760,000 shares.
Bends were Irregular.
Statement of Clearing House Banks.
New York, May 36. The -statement of the
actual condition of tha clearing house banks
and trust companies for the ' week show
that thoy hold $176,420,670 reserve In ex
cess of legal requirements. This Is an In
crease of $29,676,260 over last week.
The statement of actual condition follows:
Loans, discount. etc.!,708,021,000 $68,471,000
Reserve, own v'lts. 430,538,000 tl?,267.000
Reserve, fed. rs. bk. 316.M6.000 49,068,000
t Reserve, other deps. 61,566,000 037,000
Net demand dep'ts. 1,660,678,000 42,291,000
Net time deposits.. iOS,61,000 4,764,000
Circulation 27,614,000 tl. 110,000
Excnss reserve 176,429,670 20,676,260
Aggregate reserve $808,079,000
Summary of state banks and trust com
panies In Greater New York, not Included In
clearing house statement:
Loans,dlscounts.stc.$ 839,927,000 $1,648,00&
Specls 67,786,000 1169,000
Lgal tender 10,807,400 r ,700
Total deposits 1,062,464,100 t2, 909,700
Banks' cash in vault si4,ft9,ooo
Trust companies cash In vault.. 13,696,800
Of which $391,392,000 is specie.
fUnlted States dejjpslta deducted, $96,
Minneapolis Grain Markst.
Minneapolis. May 26. Flour Fancy pa
tenta and first clear declined 35c; quoted at
114.60 ana iii.gu, respectively.
Wheat July. $8.32: September. $1.80.
Cash: No. 1 hard, $2.77 02.81 ; No. 1
northern. iz-U703.73; no. 2 northern,
Corn No. $ yellow, $1. $401.16.
Oats No. 1 whit. 60 0 61c,
Flax Seed $3.603.12.
New York, slay 16. Metals Wh II no
large business had been reported to the cop
per market during the last week, there haa
been soma Improvement In demand and
nricea have held arenerally firm. Today's
quotations ranged around $31.00033.00 for
spot and nearby delivery, with the prices
practically normal, uiectroiytio ior juiy
delivery was reported loarce and quotation
for the third quarter and later positions
ranged from $28.00 to $30.00. Iron was un
changed. Omaha Hay Market. ,
Receluta sood. market oulet demand fair
on both- prairie hay ana airaua; lower
grades or hay are moving aiowiy. upuna
Prairie Hay Choice, $21.00023.00; No. 1,
$20.00021.00: No. 2. $16.00017.00; No. $,
$9.00012.00. Midland No. 1, $20.00021.00;
No. 2, $14. 00017. ou. ijowiana no. 1, i.ou
016.00; No. 2, $10.00011.00; No. 1, $8,000
8.60. Alfalfa Choice, $24.00026.00; No. 1,
$23.00024.00; standard, $20.00021.00; No, 2,
$17.00018.00; No. 1, $12.00014.00. Straw
Oat, $8.0008.60; Wheat, $7.0007.60,
Kansas City General Market,
Kansas City. May 26. Wheat No. 3 hard,
$3.7902.00; No. $ red, $2.80; May, $2.76;
Corn no. 1 mixed, $i.s701.sb; no, x
white. $1.68: No. $ yellow. $1.6801.68;
July, $1.4701.47; September, $1.290
Oat a No. I whits, 71071e; No. t mixed,
British Exchangee Close.
Vjtn.tAtt Maw tS.Th SttnnW sftxrhanrn
her and th Cotton axchang In Liverpool
are closed today. All exchanges In both
cities will ba closed Monday,
Silver Bar, I7d per ounce.
Money 304 per cant
Discount Rates Short bills, 4 11-11 par
cant; thre month' bill, 4 per cent.
Naw York. Mav 34. Cotton Future
opened ateady; July. 31.70c; October, 21.16c;
December, J1.46c( January 21.48c; March,
Cotton future closed steady: July. 11.66c:
October, 21.22c; December. 21.29o; January,
81.340. Spot steady; middling, iz.vvo.
Omaha," May 16. Bank clearings for
Omaha today were $4,694,761.09, and for the
corresponding day laat year $2,960,483.94.
The total clearings for the week ending to
day were $33,786,361.21, and for the corre
sponding week a year ago, $20,448,776.20.
Deliveries of Building
Material at Standstill
Ruitdintr ohcrations in the citv art
stilt practically uspended on account
of the lack of deliveries of material
This lack of deliveries is the mystery
of the strike situation. The teamsters
hold it is a deliberate lockout of team
sters and a general desire of the con
tractors and the material men. com
bined with the Business Men's asso
ciation, to suspend work long enough
to starve the strikers into submission.
The contractors and material men say
they fear to send their teams on the
streets to make deliveries because
thev fear the teams will be cut ud
and the drivers assaulted by striking
A few deliveries are made around
midnight and after midnight by team
and by auto trucks.
Commissioner Hummel declares he
will put some of the city's trucks into
use hauling building material for city
jobs rather than let city work stop.
Defense Council is
Formed in Johnson County
Tecumseh, Net., May 26. (Spe
cial.) The Johnson county defense
council was organized at the Tecum
seh Commercial club rooms Thurs
day evening. Jay C Moore of Te
cumseh was elected chairman, Lewis
C Westwood of Sterling vice chair
man, J. B. Douglas of Tecumseh sec
retary and Frank Williams of Tecum
seh as treasurer.
Tecumseh, Sterling, Crab Orchard
and Cook bands will visit the regis
tering places in the county on reg
istration day, June S, at least one of
the bands olivine at each of the sev
enteen places. ' I
It was also decided to have sneaking
at the registration places and Chair
man Moore na.ned committees on mu
sic, speaking and to take charge of
this worit. ,
Marshall Field III
Is Now a Sergeant
Chicago. May 26. Marshall Field.
3d, who enlisted a short time ago as
a private in the headquarter's troop
First Illinois cavalry, has won his
first promotion. By "Special Order No,
42,'' he today became Sergeant Field.
Field's promotion is declared to
have been the re 1 of his knowl
edge of horsemansuip, military map
D. S. DESTROYERS
Commander of Destroyer flo
tilla Says Berlin Knew of
Departure of Ships for
v Washington, May 2(i. Four days
before the American destroyer flotilla
arrived abroad, Berlin knew it was on
the way and to what port it was
going and the day before the vessels
steamed into Queenstowo German sub
marines had strewn mines about the
This startling information, revealing
that German spies not only still are
at work in this country, but that they
have a swift and sure means of com
municating America's war secrets to
the fatherland, came to the Navy de
partment today in a cablegram from
Rear Admiral Sims at London.
The admiral said his information
was positive. His dispatch was not
made oublic and for obvious rrasnns
nothing will be given out concerning
now tne news came into his posses
sion, nor about the precautions which
defeated the German plans and en
abled the flotilla to speed safely
through the mine fields.
Immediate publicity was giver, the
salient fact, however, the department
making clear that its purpose was to
let tne puouc know ot the activity and
success of Teutonic sdi'cs and to em
phasize the necessity for. absolute se
crecy in connection with the naval
operations or shipping movements.
The destroyers, now aiding in the
hunt for submarines in European
waters, under the direction of Admiral
Sims, put into port at Oueenstown
on May 16. How long (hey were
crossing the Atlantic or from what
port they sailed never has been an.
nounced and until word of their ar.
rival came bv cable onlv a few ceo.
pie in the United States even knew
ot the government s decision to send
warships to Europe."
No official would comment tonight
on the possible means by which the
news was conveyed to Germany. If
it did not go from a secret wireless
plant it must have been carried in
some dispatch that the allied cable
censors passed as innocent
The result will be to redouble the
vigilance of the censors and of everv
agency or tne government engaged in
rooting out tne spy system, tvery
German known to have been con-
nected with the espionage work of his
government already is under arrest or
under surveillance. Other arrests may
follow at any time and now that the
country is at war and the revelation
of its secrets mav mean death to its
sailors and soldiers, swift punishment
undoubtedly will be dealt out to any
Men now in custody onerated when
the United States was a neutral. Spy
ing now is a verv different thine and
is likely to lead to the gallows instead
of to comfortable detention quarters.
In announcing Admiral Sims' dis
patch, the Navy department through
the committee on public information
'The department calls attention to
this fact as proof that the German
spy system is still, at work in this
country, making imperative the need
of secrecy in connection with our
naval operation. The premature pub
lication of ship movements is particu
larly a source of danger."
Active in the Argentine.
Washington. May 25. German in
fluences, officials here believe art at
work in the Argentine republic in an
effort to create friction and distrust
between that country and the United
States. The latest evidence of this
influence is an atter.iDt to excite ad
verse criticism in a portion of the
Argentine press of the action ot the
State department in connection with
the Argentine wheat . embargo, the
purpqse being to place the depart
ment's inquiries in the light of an un
warrantable impeacnment ot tne
integrity of the official reports of the
Graduates of Law Department,
University of Omaha, Banquet
Old and young graduates of the
University of Omaha law department
met last evening at the Blackstone
hotel for their second annual Munion
and banquet. Sixty were present
Judge 'A. C Troup of the district
court, and dean of the department,
presided. In his address he said that
he hoped all students would show as
much zeal in fighting for their coun
try, if called to the colors, as they
had shown in the pursuance of their
Other speakers were Judge How
ard Kennedy, Edwin R: Burke, James
M. Sturdevan and Arthur C. Thomp
son. The reunion concluded with pa
triotic sonjs. .
Parcels Post Ice Cream
In City Hall Rotunda
The evening of June 1, In the ro
tunda of the city hall, the Mothers'
department of the Woman's Christian
Temperance union will give a parcels
post ice cream social. The affair is
to be made patriotic and during the
evening there will be short addresses
by Mayor Dahlman, Mrs. Francis
Tollisbee, Mrs. Esther Johnson and
Mrs. George W. Covell. During the
evening parcels post mail will be
opened and read.
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We will accept suBecrht!ns far th. Liberty Loan
without any charge oe commiseum whatsoever! either
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"The Neglected Wife"
(NoToliMcl from th. Path, Serial ef th San Nam, Basad on
Famous Nov.U of Mab.l Harbart Urn.r.)
By JOSEPH DUNN,
The Preceding Chapter.
MTorsc. Kannedy. a oromlnent lavrvar. I.
drifting away from his "settled down" but
l.yal wlrs, Mary. H. makes .n enemy by
disbarring Doyle, an unscrupulous attorney,
on . charge lodged by Margaret Warner,
. struggling writer. Margate! Is employed
by Kennedy to help write a series of news,
paper articles. On the last evening they
ar. caught In an accident and Kennedy
realise, h. loves her.
Chapter II "Weakening.-
In the narrow hall room Margaret
faced her disheveled image in thr
mirror. Her pallor was emphasized
by her loosened hair and the black
streak on her forehead.
Still unnerved, she dropped on the
bed, her confused mind trying to
bring order out of the breathless
events of the last hour. She still felt
the encircling strength of Kennedy s
arms as he held her. A hot flush
dyed her pallor when she glanced at
the tolded sup she was nervously
creasing. Her purse, lost in the
wreckage, Kennedy had , insisted on
her taking this check. Only her
urgent need had made her finally con
sent to the loan, for it was only as
a loan that she would accept it,
t . . ., , i ; ...
jw cxtucu to siccp, one Knctt uy
the window until long after midnight
for months she had been terrifted by
the thought that no one in the great
city cared, but now for the moment
her desolation had fallen from her.
The throbbing consciousness of Ken
nedy s nearness, the refuge of bis
strength was still upon her.
Kennedy, hurrvine home. was re
lieved that his wife was not waiting
up for him, for just now he shrank
trom the thought ot being questioned.
The Dense of Margaret's nearness
the pulsating moments he held her in
111. MIMl.j BliatlCICU, IIIS .JUICI WI1,U V
atism of his life,.-.
Mary was not asleep. Hating her
self for her suspicions, she tried to
banish them in sleep. Was she be
coming a shrewish, jealous' wife? For
some time there had been a subtle
withdrawal in his attitude. He was
becoming daily more absorbed and
absentminded. She tried to attribute
It to .his .work, but there, was, always
the lurking fear that it was something
In soite'of her almost sleeoless
night, Mary was at the breakfast table
dressed for a week-endtrip, to ' then
houseboat when Kennedy came down.'
T. :.. : I ! .t.
it was witn incrcasca misgivings .mat
Mary clung to her. husband as she
told him goodbv.. . She knew there
would be no rest on this -trip alone.
At the housboat time hung heavy
oa' her ihands. - It was the first time
that Mary had ever come 'down alone.
Always Horace had 1 been with her.
But now that he was coming, onl
for the' week-ends, the place seemed
to have taken on a dreary emptiness.
it was with-real pleasure that she
greeted Frank Norwood, , the : ener
getic editor of Blackwell s Magazine,
an old friend of the Kennedys, on
one of her infrequent excursions from
the houseboat. He was vacationing
at the River Bank inn.
As they strolled to, the houseboat
Norwood discussed his work. He had
a mttnle ot manuscripts.
It s a pretty poor lot . Norwood
lit a cigaret' "All sleep producers,
except one-rthe one you have there.
It's a corking story, 'His Wife and
tne utner ; woman,: oy Margaret
Mary recognized' the name as that
of the girl who helped Horace with
his articles. She volunteered to read
the story and Norwood gave his con
sent? That morning at breakfast Mar
garet was subjected to a bombard'
'.'A S, ".'.,
v. v G'
1 1'nWlTiiiiM i
ment of curious Questions. She was
saved the embarrassment of explana
tions by a telephone call. It was
Horace. To his solicitation as to the
after effects of the shock she assured
him she had quite recovered. She
gave a faltering consent to his invi
tation to dine with him that evening,
when he explained that Mrs. Ken
nedy was out of town.
From the bottom of her trunk she
dragged out her one evening gown,
a simple, girlish dress an evening
frock of a small western town. Bolt
ing her door, she heated an iron over
the gas jet, a forbidden privilege, and
pressed out the crushed flounces.
Promptly at 7 a taxi stopped be-
SHE LOVES KENNEDY.
fore the boarding house. Mrs. Devlin
ushered Kennedy into . the parlor. A
few minutes later Margaret appeared,
embarrassed and -diffident. He tried
to put her at ease as he hurried her
out to avoid the curious boarders.
She seemed in a daze until she
found herself at a table with Kennedy
ordering an appetizing dinner.
It was Margaret's first glimpse of
a smart New York restaurant and she
caught her breath at the brilliancy of
the scene. It was all wonderful to
her and she leaned forward impuls
"I'm going to weave all this into a
A cry of warning! A shriek of hor-
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3Yt Miles From Tulsa
This company organised to buy and .ell, lease ud subleue, Oil Lands, but
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' CHELSEA FIELD 260 acres and 15 acres
BOYNTON FIELD 40 acres and
An Undivided Vi Interest (Held with Tri-Stat. Petroleum Co.) In th. 124
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ror! Margaret started up almost para
lyzed as a heavy urn from the bal
cony crashed to the floor just back of
Kennedy's chair. Th whole room
was in an uproar.
Kennedy, not wanting to subject
Margaret to further publicity, paid
the check, waved aside the profuse
apologies of the management and hur
ried her out
"Of course, it fell," he reassured
her.- "No one would have set it off.
I haven't any enemies bitter enough
"Edgar Doyle," suggested Mar
garet tensely. But Kennedy dis
missed the subject
When a little later Kennedy left
her at the boarding house door, he
held her hand in a lingering clasp.
"I hope our next evening will be
without any perilous adventure."
At the breakfast table the next
morning an envelope lay by Margar
et'! plate. Inside was this1 message:
Any woman alon. In New York had better
bo careful. She cannot run around with a
married man and not set found out
Who could "have written it? What
had been their motive? Her one im
pulse was to take the note to Ken
nedy. She shrank from going to his
office. Urged on by her apprehen
sion, in less than half an hour she
stood at the entrance of the tower
ing trust building in which he had .his
office. When, after a moment, Mar
garet was ushered in, she gave him
the note with tremulous, "It came this
morning." She saw his lips tighten
and an angry flush darken his face as
he read it He took out a similar
sheet, holding them side by sidefor
her comparison. It was the same
paper, the same blundering type:
For . leading member of the bar yoar
friendship with a certain younr woman 1.
(This is the story of the second epi
sode of "The Neglected Wife," the
Pathe serial, featuring Ruth Roland,
shown this week.)
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