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Bryan's Timely Filing for Gov
ernor Gives Farmers Chance
to Consider Him at State
prom a Staff Correspondent.
Lfhcoln, July ?. (Special.) Politi
cal prognosticated are not so much in
evidence as they have been in former
campaigns. Outside of the general
feeling that this is strongly a repub
lican year, former prophets are confin
ing themselves to "opinions" only.
That a changein administration is
expected, even by the democrats, was
evidenced by the governor himself
Saturday morning in a short address
before the state house thrift society,
composed of officials and employes,
when he told them that before the war
was over all would probably be in a
different avocation than they are to
day. As a great many people believe
the war will be over during the next
two or three years, it is only neces
sary to place two and three together
to make the magic number "23," which
may apply to the state house jobs
About next January.
However, the thing that is causing
political prophets to hedge is the un
certainty as to what extent the Non
partisan league activities will be used
for or against candidates. The league
will hold its state convention in Lin
coln next Wednesday. Speculation as
to what the organization will do is a
topic wherever men meet who are in
terested in politics.
Many Expressions of Opinion.
Some are of the opinion that the
league will endorse a full set of state
candidates. Others are of the opinion
that they will endorse men of both
parties who have filed and who come
nearest to being safe for the league.
Others are of the opinion that the
convention will be confined solely to
speech making, passing of.resolutions
and a get acquainted conference in
which candidates may be discussed
pro and con and a better understand
ing reached regarding future activi
ties. v
It is claimed the league has from
15,000 to 20,000 members. If so, this
will cut considerable figure in the pri
mary if the full league strength is
thrown into either the republican or
democratic primaries.
It was at first rumored the league
would attempt to control the nomina
tions in the republican party. Whether
it will do this or not will depend upon
conditions. Just now it looks as if
the democratic party would be the one
to feel the weight of the league or
ganization from the fact that in that
party there is a choice tor the nomi
nation for governor.
Bryan's Filing Is Timely.
The filing 0 Charles W. Bryan for
the democratic nomination for gov
ernor will give him a chance to again
cutest with Governor Neville for
democratic supremacy. Two years
ago when the two contested for the
same place, the present executive was
able to poll 13,000 more votes than
Mr. Bryan. At that time there was
no particular contest among the
farmers regarding the governorship,
the fight in the democratic party be
ing mostly "wet and dry," Mr. Bryan
having the support of the dry demo
crats. There is no secrecy on the part of
Governor Neville that he has no use
for the Nonpartisan league as at pres
ent constituted. He believes that
while personally most of the members
are loyal that their leaders and or
ganizers should go out of business
until after-the war.
On the other hand the league is just
as strongly against Governor Neville
and makes no secret that it will de
feat him if it can. If it is its inten
tion to defeat him at the primary
and nominate Mr. Bryan thej-e is only
one way to do it and that is for the
membership in voting precincts where
there is no registration, to enter the
democratic primaries and vote for Mr.
Bryan. '
1 League Not Friendly to McKelvie.
At present mere is no canmuaie in
the republican primary except S. R.
McKelvie of Lincoln. Some of the
leaguers also have it in for him and
have been heard to say that while not
just exactly satisfied with Mr. Bryan,
still as least of the three evils they
would rather have the former Lincoln
mayor. It is evident to gain their
point they must enter the democratic
primary in order to nominate the man
coming nearest to their idea of things.
Anyway, whichever way it is put,
the convention of Nonpartisan
leaguers next Wednesday is going to
make some political history in Ne
braska. Just how foture historians
will record it remains to be seen.
Just now some candidates are cud
dling up to the league in the belief
that they will control the political sit
uation, while others are holding away
in the belief that an endorsement by
that organization would harm their
political prospects.
In the meantime, Manager Evans of
the state organization of the league
refuses to give out any information,
simply replying: "I don't know what
will be done Wednesday, nor does
anybody eise; mat wm De deter
mined by the men who attend the
Tecumseh Parents Hear From
Son Wounded in France
Tecumseh, Neb., July 7. (Special.)
Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Davey of Te
cumseh have received word direct
that their son, Corp. John Davey,
who is with an Iowa company, having
enlisted at Council Bluffs before the
Mexican border trouble, had been in
first line trench service for some time.
A revolver was accidentally dis
charged while being inspected and the
bullet entered his leg three inches
above the knee, splitting the femur
bone, and the split running into the
Walter Sanford Drowned
In Cedar River at Bartlett
Bartlett, Neb., July 7. (Specials
Walter Sanford, aged 19 years, was
drowned in the Cedar river. The body
was recovered from the watet in IS
minutes, but efforts to revive him
jailed, .
Little Disease Reported and
Pig Crop Above Normal;
Outlook for 3'eed
Lincoln, Neb., July 7. (Special)
A report of live stock conditions in
Nebraska has been made for the
United States Department of Agricul
ture by 'Professor H. J. Gramlich,
head of the animal husbandry depart
ment of the university. His report
"In the main live stock conditions
are favorable. Stock is healthy and
the amount on hand is practically
normal as regards cattle and hogs.
Very little disease of any kind is re
ported, there being an unusually small
amount of hog cholera and but very
little blackleg.
"As Tegards the size of the spring
pig crop which is coming on, reports
are almost unanimous in putting it
at normal or slightly above. Likewise
they are reported to be in very splen
did condition.
"Relative to the number of sows
bred for fall litters as compared to
previous years, the majority of re
ports seem to indicate slightly less
than normal. This is a figure which
is hard to ascertain definitely and I
am inclined to feel that the number
is very near to the number bred a
year ago. The factor of primary im
portance with most men seems to be
the future prospects of the market
maintaining an equilibrium with the
corn and other feed prices, as most
of the hogs going to the market now
are failing to leave the account on the
blue side of the ledger, especially
where corn has been purchased at the
prevailing prices to feed them.
"As regards feed prospects for next
winter, would state that there is
more old hay on hand than normally,
due to the open winter last year, and
a tendency to cut down feeding oper
ations in many districts. There is
likewise rather more of the old corn
crop on hand than usual. Several re
ports indicate as much as 20 per cent,
and taken as a whole this is, I dare
say, a very fair figure."
Eustis Guards Help to
Harvest Thousands
Of Acres of Wheat
Eustis, Neb., July 7. (Special.) '
Harvesting is in full blast, and an
other week will find thousands of
acres in the shock ready to be
threshed and the grain started on its
way to feed our soldiers. The Ger
man people in this community have
at last come to realize that they have
been duped by the German papers and
leaders, and with but few exceptions
arl now doing their utmost to help
win the war. The home guards have
been in the fields every night, and
practically all merchants have also
left their places of business, and have
gone out to help take care of the big
crop. Wheat is a good crop, with
oats and barley making about half a
The local exemption board has been
reclassifying about ISO registrants into
Class Al to make up Frontier county's
deficit, which will put this county's
quota up to the requirement of the
Ex-Gov. James Pearson of Moore
field has filed for the nomination of
county treasurer. Mr. Pearson is a
widely known politician, and is at
present county appeal agent, as well
as postmaster of Moorefield.
Thirty-six Boys From Nine
Families in the Service, Many
of Them Now Along
Battle Front.
From a Staff Correspondent.
Lincoln, July 7. (Special.) Nine
Nebraska families have contributed
36 members to the war, according to
records now in the office of Governor
Neville, one a Lincoln family which
so far has not communicated with
the governor.
The family of Mr. and Mrs. David
Thomas, York, furnishes the most so
far reported, six sons being in the
service. Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Harris,
Lincoln, though not given in the gov
ernor's list, have five sons in the
service: Corp. Richard L. Harris,
355th Infantry; Pri. Barton P. Har
ris, 27th Infantry; Priv. Elmer R.
Harris, 61st Infantry; Priv. George
E. Harris, medical corps, and Priv.
Harold Q. Harris, quartermaster's
The list fupiished by the governor's
office is as follows:
I These in the Service.
David Thomas, York: Forrest B.
Thomas, Battery E, 127th field ar
tillery, Camp Cody; Fred D. Thomas,
Battery F, 127th field artillery, Camp
Cody; Edward L. Thomas, headquar
ters company, 42d Infantry, Dover,
N. J.; George Homer Thomas, med
ical department, 61st Infantry, Ameri
can expeditionary forces, France;
Warren S. Thomas, to be called in
July,. 1918; Gordon C, Thomas, 603d
Engineers, infirmary, tort Benj.
Harrison, Ind. .
A. Brodie Covvnie, South Sioux
City; Brodie G. Cownie, Co. L,
168th infantry, Arerican expeditionary
forces, France; Francis G. G. Cow-
nie, Co. L, 168th infantry, American
expeditionary forces, France; James
G. Cownie, naval training camp,
Seattle; Albert G. Cownie, Co. I, 19th
infantry, Galveston, Tex.
H. P. Nielsen, Lexington: Arthur
Nielsen, signal corps, Kelly Field,
base hospital, Fort Sam Houston,
Tex.; Frederick Nielsen, Lt. 41 Reg.
U. S. Infantry, Funston, Kan.; Harold
Nielsen, Co. L, Fifth Nebraska, Co.
8 Overseas Cas. camp, Merritt, N. J.
Mrs. M. A. Siren, Hastings: Pro
tase A. Siren, Co. 7, Camp Cody Aut.
Repl. Drf. Camp Merritt. N. J- !
vester J. Siren, Co. G, 50th Humify,
Camp Mills, Long Island, N. Y.; Al
oysius N. Siren, Co. C, 150th Infantry
Camp Dodge.
Emma J. Dale, Greenwood: Philip
M. Dale, captain hospital corps. Ft
Bayard, N. M.; Ernest E. Dale, Lt.
23d battalion F. A. R. D., Camp
Jackson, S C; Carl C. Dalej Lt. F. A.
R. D., Camp Jackson, S. C.
M. J. Gillespie, Gretna: Frank Gil
lespie, U. S., Naval training station
San Francisco, Cal.; Paul Gillespie,
Lt. Medical research laboratory,
Hazelhurst Field, Mineola, Long
Island, N. Y.; T. J. Gillespie. U. S.
naval training station, Newport, R. I.
T. K. Peters, York: Jas. F. Peters,
142 Aero squadron, A. S. C; Edward
J. Peters, '27th F. A. Batt F, Camp
Cody, N. M.; Jos. H. Peters, Evacu
Hospital No. 9, Camp Merritt, N. J.;
Francis Peters, discharged from ser
vice for physical disability.
Mrs. F. Fowler, Leigh5 Norman G.
Fowler, Battery A, 18th F. A. A. E.
F., France; Albert P. Fowler, Bat
tery A, 18h Reg. F.A.A.E.F., France;
Pierce B. Fowler.Battery B, 13th Reg.
F. A. A. E. F., France; Wesley H.
Fowler, U. S. Navy.
Food Administrator Wattles
Gives Housewives Some Tips
on Putting Up Food for
Next Winter, i
"Maximum canning with minimum
sugar" is the new slogan which the
Federal Food administration is urging
upon all Nebraska housewives. Mr.
Wattles says:
"Despite the severe sugar shortage
and the limited supplies for canning
and preserving purposes, housewives
are urged to put up enough fruit and
vegetables to carry them through
the winter. Two great advantages
will come from such practices food
stores will be assured and transpor
tation will be greatly relieved so that
fundamental foods and other necessi
ties can be transported.
"The sugar shortage has brought
out the resourcefulness of the Ameru"
can housewife and today there are six:
different methods of preserving
fruits without the use of sugar. ,
"Drying fruits is of course the most
popular and the simplest. It has the
double advantage of saving both sugar
and cans. Bottling of fruit juices and;
fruit syrups are also much in favor,
while fruit butters and canned fruits
are growing in popularity. But per
haps the most unique of all is the
pulping of fruits, by which the fruiti -are
reduced to a pulp and bottled or
canned for winter pies, sauces and;
marmalades. S ;
"England hit reduced the pulping,
process to a science and their method
"Pack sterilized jars full of fruit
Add no water, place rubbers and caps'
in position, and fill pan with water up!
to shoulders of the jars. Place pan -on
fire and bring water to a sim-f
mering point and let stand for half ;
an hour. Then remove bottles and
refill them, one from the other, re-Is
place rubbers and caps and put the f
jars back in the pan bringing water tc
simmering point for five minutes. 1
after which screw down the tops and 1
invert to cool. Wrap in paper to pre-' ;
vent bleaching. r
Worth Trying
If you are troubled with sleeplessness
at night look to your digestion. Drink no
tea or coffee for a few days, and take a dose
of Chamberlain's Tablets to improve your
digestion and see if you are not all right.
Are the Packers
Plain Facts About the Meat Business
The Federal Trade Commision in its recent report on
war profits, stated that the five large meat packers have
been profiteering and ttiatthey have a monopoly of the
These conclusions, if fair and just, are matters of seri
ous concern not only to those engaged in the meat pack
ing business but to every other citizen of our country.
The figures given on profits are misleading and the
statement that the packers have a monopoly is unsup
ported by the facts.
The packers mentioned in the report stand ready to
prove their profits reasonable and necessary.
The meat business is" one of the largest American in
dustries. Any citizen who would familiarize himself
with its details must be prepared for large totals.
The report states that the aggregate profits of four
large packers were $140,000,000 for thpe war years.
This sum is compared with $19,000,000 as the average
annual profit for the three years before the war, mak
ing it appear that the war profit was $121,000,000
greater than the pre-war profit.
This compares a three-year profit with a one-year
profit a manifestly unfair method of comparison. It
is not only misleading, but the Federal Trade Commis
sion apparently has made a mistake in the figures themselves.
The aggregate three-year profit of $140,000,000 was
earned on sales of over four and a half billion dollars.
It means about three cents on each dollar of sales or
a mere fraction of a cent per pound of product.
Packers' profits are a negligible factor in prices of live
stock and meats. No other large business is conducted
upon such small margins of profit.
Furthermore and this is very important only a
small portion of this profit has been paid in dividends.
The balance has been put back into the businesses. It
had to be,( as you realize when you consider the prob
lems the packers liave had to solve and solve quick
ly during these war years.
To conduct this business'in war times, with higher costs
and the necessity of paying two or three times the form
er prices for live stock, has required the use of two or
three times the ordinary amount of working capital.
The additionalprof it makes only a fair return on this,
and as has been stated, the larger portion of the profits
earned has been used to finance huge stocks of goods
and to provide additions and improvements made nec
essary by the enormous demands of our army and navy
and the Allies. ' )
If you are a business man you will appreciates the sig
nificance of these facts. If you are unacquainted with
business, talk this matter over with some business ac
quaintance with your banker, say and ask him to
compare profits of the packing industry with those of
any other large industry at the present time.
No evidence is offered by the Federal Trade Commis
sion in support of the statement that the large packers
have a monopoly. The Commission's own report shows
the large number and importance of other packers.
The packers mentioned in the statement stand ready to
prove to- any fair minded person that they are in keen
competition with each other, and that they have no pow
er to manipulate pricesr-
If this were not true they would not dare to make this
positive statement.
Furthermore, government figures show that the five
large packers mentioned in the report account for only
about one-third of the meat business of the country.
. '
They wish it were possible to interest you in the details"
of their business. Of how, for instance, they can. sell
dressed beef for less than the cost of the Jive animal,
owing to utilization of by-products, and of the wonder
ful story of the methods of distribution throughout this
broadband, as well as in other countries.
The five packers mentioned feel justified in co-operating
with each other to the extent of together presenting
this public statement.
They have been able to do a big job for your govern
ment in its time of need; they have met all war time de
mands promptly and completely and they are willing
io trust their case to the fairmindedness of the Amer
ican people with the facts before them.
Armour and Company
Cudahy Packing Co.
Morris & Company
Swift & Company
Wilson & Company