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THE BEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY, AF1UL 25, l'Jia
GRAIN AND PRODUCE
Receipts Light; All Cereals,
With. Exception of Oats,
Higher; "Eye 6 to 8
FIX $10 A TON AS
SUGAR BEET PRICE
Omihi, April 14. I'll
Receipt ef irrmln today were. nln ex
ceotloneJly light, with 1 cr of wheet.
IS er of corn. It can of oti, t curt of
rye and 1 car or barley.
AH eerrala. with the exception ef oata,
were somewhat higher. Influenced largely
br llaht arrlvala. The, Inquiry for corn
wu Matly ufticient to take car of the
offering, buyers, however, ahowln a de
elded preference for the sound corn. Quo
tatlons wers generally uncnangea o c
hlrher, the bulk rolng at an advance,
Oats failed to ahow the strength ex
hibited in the other cereals and declined
He and lie. There was an active demand,
but buyers refused to pay any further pre
miums. No. white sold at I6H0S7O and
standard oats' at 8H 0860. No. 1 white
brought 18 Ho and the No. 4 white and
ample grades tic and IIc, respectively.
, Bye scored an unuinal advance, selling
up o and Ic, the No. 1 grade bringing
12 0 and 11.66.
Barley made only a slight gain, one sale
of No. 4 being made at I1.4.
. sarances were, wheat and flour eiua!
e none: corn nonei eats, 81.008 buithels.
Primary wheat receipts were 1,000
oahels. and shipments 77,000 bushels,
tgalnst receipts of 824,900 bushels, and
Ihtpmenta of 8F1.000 bushels last year.
frlmary corn receipts were 781.000
Mshels, and shipments (77,000 bushels
tgalnst receipts of (87,000 bushels, and
shipments of ). 167,000 bushels last year.
' frlmary oats receipts were 1,179,000
"toMhels, and shipments 1, 417.000 bushels
tgalnst receipts of 840.000 bushels, and
ihtpmenta ef 1,471,000 bushels last year,
OAR LOT RECEIPTS.
(Caoaas City 4
8t Louis 10
These sales wers reported today.
Corn No. 1 white: 1 ears, 11.75.
4 white: 1 car. 11.71: lie cars, 11.70.
I white: I cars, 1.6. No. I white: 1
ear. 11.68. No. 1 yellow: l-t ear, 11.70.
Me. I yellow, 1 cars, 11.11. No. 4 yel
ls wi I ears, 11.(8; 1 ear, 11.13; l car,
II.!. No. 4 mixed: 1 ear, 11.63; 1 ear,
l.0. Ns. I mixed: 1 car. 11.16: 1 car.
tl.il. No. I mixed: 11-1 oars, 11.40. 8amp!a
mixed: 1 car, 11.20.
Oats Standard: 1 ear. I'4e. No. I
White: T cars, 85 Ho. No. 4 white: 1 cars,
Ko. Sample white: 1 1-8 cars. 8114c No. I
Mixed: I cars, UVkC
Barley No. 4: l-t car, $1.41
-- Rye No. 1: 1 ear, 12.66.
Omaha Cash Prices Corn: No. I white,
11.78; No. 4 white, 11.7001.73: No. t
white, 1. 66; No. I white, 11.66; Nn. I yel
low, 11.(8; No. 4 yellow, 1 1 . 83 (Jf l.BB : sam
ple yellow, 162; No. I mixed, 11.66; No.
I mixed, ll.01.6J; No. i mixed, $1,620
1.61; No. I mixed, 11.40; sample mixed,
$1.10. Oats: No. 1 white, 86tt087c; stand
ard. (m'8le; No. I white, Htn; No.
I white, 86n; sample, !3Hc Barluyi No,
I, 11.41. Rye: No. 1, 12.66.
Chicago closing prices, furnished The Bee
by Logan Bryan, stock and grain brokers,
111 South Sixteenth street, Omaha:
Article) Open High Low Close Ycst.
May 1 ITU 1 V 117H 1 V 137 '4
July 1 lS 1 60 18 1 4I 141
May 141, I6W 11 I4K 84
July T4 76!4 Hhi 74 74
Hay 4T 10 47 II 47 16 47 41 47 41
July 47 00 47 60 47 00 47 11
May 15 0 II 07 24 10 14 II .'5 16
July 16 17 II 17 26 17 26 17 26 47
May II 17 II 07 21 10 II I !l 26
July H (0 I 18 60 28 IB 18 86 2.1 77
CHICAGO CUMIN AVD PROVISIONS.
Corn Prices Itrengthened as Result of Plant
Ing and Oecreased Receipts.
Chicago, April 14. Planting delays and
a falling off lu arrlvala made the corn
market today show considerable strength at
times. The close was nervous, at the same
ss yesterday's finish to He higher, with
May 11.17 and July $1.49 to 11.40.
Oats lost a shade to le net. In provisions
-the outcome was unchanged to 46o lower.
Government advices that planting In tho
chief sections of the corn belt hsd been
ssrlously Interferred with by recent low
temperatures rallied the corn market after
as early advance had been more than offset
by sympathy with weakness which de
veloped In the oats trade. The Initial gains
by corn were ascribed to an evident de
crease In the movement from rural sour
ces, and to a, scarcity of offerings. On the
late upturn, the principal demand came
from shorts. Mors favorable weather pre
sent and prospective counted to some ex
tent against any Important lasting ad
vance. Refusal ef exporters to follow upturns In
the price of osta Inspired much sailing of
that grain. Besides, messages from the
east regarding the domestic distributing
trade were very pesslmlstlo as to the out
look for new buying In the next fortnight,
' provisions gave way with hogs and as a
result of Increased packing In the weat.
Corn No. 1 yellow, nominal; No. I yel
low, $1.1101.70; No. 4 yellow, S1.&0GM.60.
Oats No. I white, I8019c; stundard,
1 tl1T8le. .
Rye No. t, $3.609111.
' Barley At 11.4601.12.
Timothy At 15.006 8.00.
Clover At $18.000 21.00.
Pork Nominal. t
V Lard At $24.77.
Ribs At mi7tJ22.ll.
Ifew York General Market.
New fork. April 14. Flour Unsettled;
spring, I10.T6OU.26; Winters, I10.36OH.16;
Corn Spot, firm; kiln dried No. I yel
low, fl.17; No. 4, yellow, $1.13; No. I white,
11. IT, cost nd freight. New Tork, prompt
Oata Spot, easy; natural, 17011a.
Hay firm; No. 1 nominal; No. 1, 11.60,
No. I, ll.20Ol.llk;: shipping, t0O!6o.
Hops Steady; atate medium to choice,
1117, I543c; 1111 nominal; Paelflo coast,
1117. 9SJc; 1111, 14011a.
Hides Firm; Bogota and Central Ameri
Leather Firm; hemlock and overweights
No. 1. 47c; No. t, 45o.
Pork Steady; mess, ISI.00O64.00; family
$66.00061.00; short clear, $41.00066.00.
Lard Weak; middle west, $35.10036.40.
Tallow Quiet; elty special loose, lie.
Wool Steady; domestlo fleece XXXX
Ohio, (6 66o.
Rice Firm; fancy head, !0e; blue
Omaha Bay Market,
Receipts continue heavy on prairie hay,
but lighter on alfalfa. Demand very quiet,
eausing market to be In a weak condition
and prices lower en all grades of prairie
Prairie Hay Choice upland, 917.00; No.
I upland, tll.00Oll.00; No. 1 upland, $10.00
ff 14.00; No. I upland. t6.00QI.00; No. 1
mildland, tll.00OH.00; No. I, midland,
ll0.00O14.00l No. 1 lowland. tl0.00OH.00;
No. I lowland, t7.00OI.00; No. I lowland,
Alfalfa Choice. $31.00; Ne. 1, $18,000
11.00; standard, $11.00017.00; No. L $10,000
13.00; No. I, 17.60010.00.
Oat straw, tl.00O7.60.
Wheat straw, tl.oo! !.
Evaporated Apple and- Dried Fruits.
New Tork, April 14. Evaporated apples,
lull; California, 14016o; atate, 1501(e.
Prunes, steady; California. 714o;
Apricots, quiet; choice. 17 e; extra
ihloce, 18e; fancy, l20c
Peaches, quiet; standard, llHOUe,
Iholce, 13014c; fancy, 18 014c
Raisins, firm; loose muscatels, l0
c; choice to fancy seeded. 10 Silo;
eedless, lQ8c; London layers, $2.00.
Ill nnes polls Grain.
Minneapolis, Minn., April 14. Corn No. t
Oats No, 1 white, IIQITe,
Flour Market anchanged.
Rye At $2.6803.80.
, Barley At 11.4601.11.
Bran At $33.14.
Chicago Prod see.
Chicago, April 14. Butter Unchanged.
Eggs Receipts, 12,181 esses; market un
changed. Potatoes Market lower; receipts, II cars;
Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota, bulk,
U.00O1.36: do, sacks, I1.1O0LI.
fowls Market unchanged.
M, Lems Grain.
t. Louis. Me., April St. Corn No. I.
11.11; No. t whl'e, tLT601.II; June, 11.61;
Oats No. I, t5085e: No. I white,
Htsei May. tle; July. Tle
Committee Finds Cost of Pro
duction Increases Out of
Proportion to Increase in
The committee appointed to find
the cost of producing sugar beets in
Nebraska has made its report, which
shows that the cost of producing has
increased rapidly, but the price paid
for sugar beets has increased less
than the price paid for hay and ce
reals. This committee, composed of
E. O. Burnett, chairman; A. E. Cady,
W. I. Farley, II. E. Filley, secretary,
and Andrew Qeiss, recommends that
growers be paid $10 a ton at the
dump for beets, except in those areas
located at some distance from the
factory where the cost of production
was slffcwn to be lower than the aver
age cost, and there it is recommended
the price be $9.50.
It is recommended that the clause
in the contracts requiring that 25 per
cent of the beets harvested must be
siloed be stricken out, as it tended to
The finding adds: The evidence
presented indicates that the cost to
the farmer of siloing beets, including
his loss by shrinkage, is seldom less
than $1.50 per ton and sometimes ex
ceeds thatamount. We, therefore,
recommend that unless the sugar com
panies are equipped to receive beets
as rapidly as offered they pay to the
farmers $1.50 per ton extra for siloed
Audubon's Birthday Will
Be Observed in Schools
Friday will be observed in the pub
lic schools as the anniversary of the
birth of John James Audubon, famous
naturalist, who was born at Aux
Cayes, Island of Haiti, April 27, 1785.
Audubon accomplished his greatest
work as a naturalist in America. In
1843 he directed a party up the Mis
souri river, the journey lasting five
months and yielding much valuable
information in the study of quadru
peds and birds. Records recently dis
covered at Nantes, France, show that
he reached Bcllevue, Neb., on May 8,
1843, and on the following day was
at Fort Croghan, now Council Bluffs.
At he latter place he observeo. for
the first time yellow-headed black
birds, Harris sparrows, western
meadow larks and Bell's vireos.
Dr. S. R. Towne of the Omaha
Audubon society has requested the
school officials to impress the chil
dren with the value of bird life. The
lessons on Friday will have studies
of Nebraska birds, with pictures for
the kindergarten tots.
J. R. Cain, Jr., Returns
From Meeting of Bankers
T. R. Cain. jr.. vice president of the
State Bank of Omaha, has returned
from the group meeting of bankers at
Norfolk. Tne remaining groups of
the state bankers' will meet in May.
"The bankers were a most patriotic
lot of men and their only thought
was to do what they could to further
the interest of this country in the
war," said Mr. Cain."
They are all standing back of the
State Council of Defense and are
helping the Liberty loan committee
in every way possible to help to place
a bond on every farm and in every
home in the state."
Service Again Resumed
Manager T. L. Ferciot of the West
ern Union Telegraph company has
received announcement that effective
immediately the trans-Atlantic cable
facilities have been so improved as to
permit the resuming of the former
deferred cable scryiqe. Through this
service, cables may be -sent at one-
half the regular rate, but are to be
written in English or French, with no
code words allowable. The service
is aside from the regular week end
cable service now in effect to the
American soldiers, sailors and nurses
abroad, which is available at the rate
of 8 cents per word.
Nebraska and Iowa Men
Are Awarded Commissions
The following Nebraska and Iowa
jnen have been awarded commissions
at the third officers training camp at
ron ugiemorpe, ua.:
Edward L. Acres. Decorah. Ia.: Al
fred G. Anderson, Holdrege, Neb.;
Charles Anderson. Des Moines.; Wil
liam R. Arthur, Davenport, la.; Er
nest Elsbury, Earlham, la.; Vere R.
Ewing, Des Moines, la.; William J.
Shively. Norfolk. Neb.: William
Sprinsteen, Melbourne, la., and Rob
ert Twining, Cedar Rapids, Ia.
Alleges Wife Called Him
"The Kaiser"; Asks Divorce
Francis Clark, suing Bernice Clark
for divorce, alleges that to distress
his mind and injure his feetirurs she
addressed him is "the kaiser." He
further alleges that while he was,
engaged in tight service with Wells
Fargo Express company "she made
a practice of frequenting roller skat
ing rendezvous and on many oc
casions did not return home until
early the following morning."
Huffman Sues for $156,000;
Jury Awards Him $566
Arguments in the damage suit in
federal court of William Huffman,
automobile man. asrainst the Paice
Detroit Motor company, were com
pleted Tuesday night and the jury
was instructed to bring in a verdict
for the plaintiff. It did but Huffman
was awarded $566 damacres. whrrra
he had sued for $156,000. The jury
was out less than half an hour.
Grand Jury Indicts Two
Men for "Shooting Craps"
Several indictments returned by the
recent grand jury have been made
public. Louis Epstein is charged with
aiding unlawful voting by advising
and assisting Salvatore Patti to vote
at the election November 7, 1916,
knowing hira to be under 21 years old.
Tony Akronius and Tony Poskus,
charged with "shooting craps" March
29, were released by Judge Redick
Maurice R. Smith and Miss Pearl
Coyle, both of Council Bluffs, were
married by Rer. Charles W. Savidge
Engineers at Work on
Skinner Packing Site
Bruce & Standeven, engineers, Bee
building, with C. F. Kamrath, special
construction engineer of the Skinner
Packing companyare now at work on
the 33-acre site south of the Union
Stock yards and adjoining the Swift
plant on which the Skinner Packing
company will build Omaha's daylight
snow white independent packing
Prominent Hotel Men Will
Be Guests of Omaha Body
The Omaha Hotel Men's associa
tion will entertain members of the
Hotel Men's Mutual Benefit associa
tion and the American Hotel asso
ciation at a banquet at the Rome hotel
Prominent hotel men who have
been attending a convention in Sioux
Falls, S. D., will stop over in Omaha
as guests of the Omaha hotel fra
ternity today and tomorrow.
Among those present will be: J. K.
Blatchford, associate editor of the
National Daily Hotel Reporter; E.
C. Eppley, Martin hotel, Sioux City,
Ia.; F. J. Donahoe, West hotel, Sioux
City; John Willy, editor of the Hotel
Monthly, Chicago; Ben P. Branham,
editor of the Hotel Bulletin, Chicago;
W. N. Robinson, Baltimore hotel,
Kansas City; C. C. Horton, Lafayette
hotel, Clinton, Ia.; Walter A, Pock
cock, St. Paul, Minn.
Commencement Exercises of
Theologians Are Started
Rev. S. Xenophan Cross spoke last
night at the North Presbyterian
church on "The Present Day Mes
sage of the Christian Church," in
augurating the annual commencement
exercises of the Omaha Theological
Claims Are All Right
"Most Miles Per Gallon"
"Most Miles on Tires"
Touring Car.? 825
Roadster . . . 825
Touring, with All
Weather Top 935
5- Pass. Sedan 1,275
6- Pass Town
AU prices f. k. De
troit. Wire wheels reg
ular equipment with
Sedan and Town Cr.
2216-18 Farnam St. Phone Tyler 2462
But Only Proofs Count
Any maker may claim for his product all the qualities there are. That is
his privilege. He may even think his claims are justified.
Yoii read the advertisements, so you know that makers, as a rule, are not
over modest in that regard.
If you believe them all, they all make super-cars. ,
In your experience, that theory doesn't hold.
Maxwell is different.
We never claim anything we cannot prove.
As a matter of fact we never have claimed anything for this Maxwell that
has not already been proved in public test and under official observation.
Maxwell claims are not therefore claims in the ordinary sense they are
statements of fact proven facts.
They are, in every case, matters of official record attested under oath.
For example: The famous 22,000-mile Non-Stop run was made with the
Maxwell every minute under observation of the A. A. A. officials.
That still remains a world's record the world's record of reliability.
That particular test proved about all that anyone could ask or desire of a
Among other things it still stands the world's long distance speed record.
Just consider 44 days and nights without a stop, at an average speed of 25
miles per hour! '
And that, not by a $2,000 car, but by a stock model Maxwell listing at $825.
You will recall perhaps that a famous high powered, high priced six in a
transcontinental trip made 28 miles average over a period of five days and
Now compare those two feats one of less than six days, the other of 44
You know automobiles which was the greater test?
Is there any comparison on grounds either of speed or endurance?
Proves you don't need to pay more than $825 to obtain all the qualities you
can desire in a motor car if you select a Maxwell.
For that Maxwell Non-Stop run was made, not on a track but over rough
country roads and through city traffic average of all kinds of going.
And listen to this.
So certain were we of the condition of the Maxwell at the end of that great
feat, we announced that at the stroke of eleven on a certain morning, the
car would stop in front of the City Hall, Los Angeles, for the Mayor to
break the seal.
Five seconds after he had pulled the switch nlug and stopped the motor
after the 44 days and nights continuous running, she was started again and
off on a thousand mile jaunt to visit various Maxwell deaki-s.
How is that for precision certainty of action? That incident brought a
storm of applause from the assembled thousands.
Hill climbing? this Maxwell holds practically every record worth men
tioning especially in the West where the real hills are.
The Mount Wilson record nine and one-half miles, 6,000 feet elevation !
was taken by a stock Maxwell.
Two months ago a 12-cylinder car beat that record by two minutes.
Then three days later a stock Maxwell went out and beat that 12-cylinder
record by thirty seconds. Pretty close going for such a distance and
such a climb wasnt it?
So Maxwell still holds the Mount Wilson honors.
Ready to defend it against all comers too, at any time a stock Maxwell
against any stock or special chassis.
Economy also a matter of official record.
Others may claim Maxwell proves.
Thousands of Maxwell owners throughout the United States on the same
day averaged 29.4 miles per gallon of gasoline.
Not dealers or factory experts, mind you, but owners thousands of them
driving their own Maxwrells.
Nor were they new Maxwells the contest was made by 1915, 16 and 17
models, many of which had seen tens of thousands miles of service three
Nor could they choose their own road or weather conditions all kinds
were encountered in the various sections of the country.
Good roads and bad level country and mountainous regions heat and
cold sunshine and rain asphalt and mud.
And the average was 29.4 miles per gallon !
There's economy for you. And under actual average driving conditions
not laboratory test.
But that isn't all.
The greatest achievement of this Maxwell was in its showing of speed and
reliability and economy all in the same run. -
In that 44 days-and-nights Non-Stop run, though no thought was given
to either speed or economy, it still remains-a fact of official record that
the Maxwell averaged 22 miles per gallon and 25 miles per hour.
Now you know that speed costs and that economy tests are usually made
at slow-speed closed-throttle, thin-mixture conditions.
You know too that you can obtain economy of fuel by building and ad
justing for that one condition.
Speed you can get by building for speed. Any engineer can do that.
But to obtain that combination of speed and economy with the wonderful
reliability shown in that 44-days Non-Stop run that car must be a