Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, October 22, 1918, Page 7, Image 7

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placet of the middle west and from an operat
n I Jrance of any other plant in the United States.
lcnfhave been ncorporated n the plant and the
unc7 Experts to be the best they hav? ever seen.
Pany forty acre tract just south and west of the
hnt Vlavinsr three tracks for the Dlant. The best
upVsy) laborers and mechanics are now on ths job
000 brick; over 30,000 barrels of cement; over
ieel rods; over 25 carloads of cork, all of which
materia has been purchased and 4a either on the road ofVm hand.
The Company made an exceptionally fortunate purchase when they secured their forty
acre tract. ThY ground was purchased at a real bargain price and is owned by the company
at the exact price paid.
The plant will be located on the northeast corner and the entire tract surrounded by a
snow wh te fence and throughout the plant white tile will be used generously carrying out
the idea in a substantial way of "Omaha's Daylight Snow White Independent Packing Plant."
Special attention will be paid to the toilet and dressing rooms for employees on each
floor. Separate dining rooms for men and women outside of the plant, and altogether the plant
of the Skinner Packing Company will represent the most advanced steps in pack ng house
construction for the reason that the ent re plant is practically under one roof, all departments .
be ng connected by a central fireproof vestibule.
Profits Made by Packing Companies as High as-180 Last Year
Public statements of the Five Big Packers are published in the Economist, Chicago's leading financial paper, and show for the fiscal
year 191 7, MORRIS & COMPANY made 180.3 per cent on capital stock; ARMOUR & COMPANY made 21.29 per cent and their European and
South American business was not included. ,
SWIFT & tO 4PANY made 34.65 per ent on a great increase of capital during the year. CUDAHY PACKING COMPANY, after pre
ferred dividends had been paid, showed 33.64 per cent and increased their capital stock from $5,499,500 to $11,449,400 during the year. WILSON
& COMPANY showed a profit of 82 on Preferred and 29 on Common.
The above are published statements of these firms. The Federal Trade Commission states even greater profits in addition to the above
showing; they state profits run as high as 263 per cent, and this in view of stock dividends and watered stock.
Price Advances to $125.00 Per Snare on November Twenty-Eighth
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Any stock in the treasury of the Company on or after November 28th will be sold a $125.00 per share. However, until that date we
are still offering at par, $100.00 per share, the 8 Guaranteed Preferred Participating stock which participates in the full profits of the
Company Never again at any price will this stock be offered after this issue has been sold This is an opportunity to purchase; stock that
will grow in value and, in the management's opinion, will increase to many times its present par value. This has been the history of stock
that participates in the profits of other packing companies. , .
Your Opportunity to Purchase a Full Participating Stock
The securities offered by this Company have been purchased by the best and most conservative business men, live stock shippers, bankers
and farmers. We have made a great record in placing our securities. You can purchase now at par value, $100,00 per share, a limited amount
of our 8 per cent Guaranteed Preferred Fully Par
tlcipating stock. This is positively your last
opportunity to purchase a par $100.06 per share.
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), ir mere is any unsoia biock arter uovemoer
28th the price will be $125.00 per share , and
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- positively none win De soia at a less price.
: The. great advantage in purchasing this stock
!T is because it is an 8 per cent Guaranteed Full
Participating stock and positively partici-
: pates in the full and entire profits of the
"j- Company.
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It is a part of the Articles of Incorporation
that this stock never can be changed by vote of the
directors or stockholders from . Participating stock,
and it will always participate in the full profits. This
is a real opportunity for investors to secure stock
which fully participates in the profits of the Com
pany in addition to the' rate of interest paid on tbe
"We give you a reference any bank or business
man of Omaha or Council Bluffs, any Livestock
Commission man or the President or Secretary of
the Livestock Exchange, South Side.
Skinner Packing Company
"Omaha's Daylight Snow White Independent Packing
Chairman of the Board ,
Pres and Treas. V(ca Prat.
Vice Prei. Secretary
. Books audited by Arthur Young
& Company of Chicago.
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No. A-1819.
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"The Liberty Spirit"
(Billy Belgium end Peggy try to per
tuada wealthy Jonathan Hardflat to buy
Liberty Bonds. When be refueea, the
Liberty Spirit aaya be must be ahown
what freedom meant. Suddenly they find
tbemaelvet In the midst of aattle.)
The Secret Door.
astounded when Billy Belgium
shouted that they-were in the
midst of a battle with the Germans.
And so was Peggy. It didn't seem
possible that the Huns could get a
fighting force over to America.
"It's just an explosion or some
contractor blasting," cried Jonathan
Hardfist, but nevertheless he fol
lowed Billy Belgium up the ladder
to the lookout. So did ?eggy.
As far as the eye could reach, the
broad, river valley was dotted with
great puffs of smoke and dirt from
exploding shells. The clamor of
guns shook the air There could be
no question about it a great bat
tle was raging all about them
But what most astonished Peggy
was the fact that the whole country
seemed changed. The town had
vanished, and in, its place was a
ruined village. Other strange vil
lages were in sifcrit up and down the
.valley. Jonathan Hardfists eyes
nearly bulged out ot his neaa.
"Why, this isn't America 1" he
cried. "That earthquake has shift
ed us to some other land."
"We are in France I" exclafmed
Billy Belgium. s
"Francel Impossible!" gasped
Jonathan Hardfist.
"The Liberty Spirit said that you
would have to see and to feel," cried
Peggy. "This is her way of show
ing you."
"Nonsense! We are asleep and
dreaming," muttered Jonathan
Hardfist "Presently we will wake
up and find ourselves safely back
in America."
"Whir-r-r-r-rnrn-n," whined a
great shell over them. "Whoo-um-pp,"
roared an explosion so near
that they were nearly shaken out
of the tree. (
"My stables 1" shouted Jonathan
Hardfist. "They are gone!"
Where the huge stable buildings
had stood was only . a cloud of
smoke. .
"They are firing on this place)
Run for tire cellars!" warned Billy
Belgium. The three scrambled down
the ladder and ran toward the house.
As they did so, falling shells tore
great holes in the lawns and gar
dens to the fight and left of them.
At the outside cellar door, Jona
than Hardfist turned to look at the
shells tearing up his orchard.
"Stop, stop, you brutes !" he
shouted. "I've been twenty years
developing that orchard and it will
take twenty years more to repair
the senseless damage you are do
ing. . . ,
"Whoo-up-pp" answered a great
shell, exploding amid a row of pear
trees and sending a shower of pears
flying directly at their owner.
Jonathan Hardfist screamed as
the pears struck him and tumbled
into the cellar in a hurry, following
Billy and Peggy, who had already
taken refuge there.
"Over here!" cried Bill, crouch
ing against the wall nearest the side
which the German fire was coming.
His experience under bombardment
in Belgium had taught him that this
was the safest place.
Peggy tried to be brave, but she
was trembling violently. The roar
of the guns was terrific, while the
crashing of shells nearby was horri
ble. At any moment one might
come crashing through the house
and right into the cellar. t Several
times the whole building-shook.
"My home is in ruinstMy home
is in ruins!" wailed Jonathan Hard
fist. "And my .money, Oh, my
money!" With a'new cry of fear, he
ran up the stairs into the house.
Soon he came back dragging a
heavy iron chest. J" -
"Help me bury this," he urged.
There was a spade in the cellar",
and soon a hole was dug in a pile of
coal. There the chest was buried. As
they finished they heard guttural
shouts and a loud tramping over
head. y
"The Huns are In' the hoflse"
whispered Billy Belgium. There was
the sound of smashing glass and
splintered wood.
"Tiliey are wrecking mv beautiful
home. I'll not stand it. I'll make
them stop it!" wailed Jonathan
Hardfist, driven frantic by the no;se
of the work of destruction. He
turned toward the stairs, only to
meet German soldiers cominar down.
At that moment, Billy Belpium
jerked Petjgy through a secret door
he had discovered in a great chim
ney that rose from the cellar
throudi the house, up to the roof
above. The secret door closed after
them and for a moment, at least, the
children were safe.
(Tomorrow will be' toM what bfalls
Jonathan Hardfist nt the hands of the
Two Hundred Lives Are Lost
in Porto Ricov Earthquake
San Tuan Portn R
Oct. 17. Latest estimates on the'
loss oi lire in the recent earthquake
which Rhortif Porto Vu-n. nlo..
total at not more than 200, mostly
at or near Aiayaguez. i he property
damage is estimated at $5,000,000.
The United States mast anH on.
detic survey station at Viemi
island off the east coast of Porto
Rico reports the cause of the earth
auake as nrohahlv A
Will Try to Provide Places for
Returned Soldiers Who
Secretary of the Interior Lane is ,
already looking forward to the glad
time when the soldjers and sailors
will be coming home, and he is urg
ing congress to immediately take tip
the matter of providing farm oppor- :
tunities for them, and for the hun- '
dreds of thousands of workers in .
the munitions factories who will lose
their jobs when the war ends. The
Nebraska department of publicity r
has been asked to give the widest "V
possible publicity to the following
statement from Secretary Lane:
"The committee on public lands k
of the senate has unanimously re-'
ported in favor of a bill appropri
ating $1,000,000 to make surveye of
farms for returning soldiers. In its
report the committee says the pro
posed legislation is for the purpose
of providing an opportunity to pro--,
cure homes for those of our re
turning soldiers and sailors who
may wish them uppn their return ,
from tVi war. as well as eivinK a
like opportunity to thousands of ;
workers in munitions lactones enu
other war industries, who, t the
conclusion of the war, will be out of
Back to the Land.
'If ta intended to nromote. S .
nothing else ever has been, the 'back
to the land' spirit. It is recognized
that one of the great evils of the
times in our country is the over-.,.,
crowding and congestion of the
people in the cities, many ofwhom
are unfitted for city li(e and not
adapted to the avocations- thereof.
After the war this undesirable con
dition will be greatly intensified.
Further, there will be hundreds of
thousands of young men who will
have returned from service in our
army and navy who will be out of
employment and for whom there
will be no positions. In addition,
there will be thousands and thou-
sands of men and women, now em- t
ployed in munitions factories and
other war industries which wilt have
to close at the end of the war, who
will be out of employment.
"Many of the men will have some
means which they have saved at
their employment and with which
they could locate upon and improve
land and engage in agriculture, hor
ticulture or live stock raising.- All
of the above described classes of
people will be needed on the land.
The land will need them and they.
will need the land. It should be the
object of the government, and it is
the object of this proposed legisla
tion, to provide them with the op
portunity of getting on the land.
Furthermore, the undertaking which
the proposed legislation contem- .
plates, If embarked upon by the gov
ernment, would afford employment :
to thousands of men who will be
out of employment at the close ol
the war, when there will be a scar
city of employment in this country.
Economic Program.
'This bill is in line with legisla
tion proposed by the secretary oi
the interior, and the senate commit
tee believes it is of great im
portance. The committee further
more believes that it should be at
tended to in ample time. The war
may end in another year and if this
scheme is to be embarked upon at
all no time should be lost in doing
so. The committee believes the
proposed legislation to be of great
and vital importance to the country -and
a great and valuable economic
Italian Deserter and
Hun Agent Sentenced
in Switzerland, Plot
Zurich, Oct. 21. (British Wire- f
less Service.) Linot Androi, a de
serter from the Italian army, and
Rudolf Englemann, a German con
sular agent, have been found guilty "
in the Swiss courts of having in
their possession bpmbs, infernal ma
chines and revolutionary pamphlets
for use in Italy. Englemann was
sentenced to two and a half years '
imprisonment, to pay a fine of 5,000 ;
francs, and expulsion from Switzer
land for life Androi received 2(1
months in prison, a fine of 1,000
francs and expulsion.
Revolution pamphlets found in the
shop were printed at the office of
La Paix, In Berlin. La Paix is a .
pacifist organ directed by Herr Erz.
berger, the German centrist leader '
and recently appointed minister '
without portfolio in the cabinet of
Prince Maximilian.
Rain During Last Week .
Benefits Nebraska Crops ,
A supplemental crop report issued is
by the Burlington Railroad com- 1
pany for the week ending last Satur- l
day indicates that over Nebraska fall f
plowing is about finished and that 'i
by the end of this week farmers Will J
be through with the sowing of win- "
ter wheat. j
Winter wheat that was put into rl
the ground prior to the recent rains ,
IS UD and is makinir a raniH orowtli :H
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and generally is well advanced fot
this season of the year. The acre
age is fully up to the normal and in
some of the areas exceeds that of
lormer years.
Rains last week were heavy and
well distributed. All through the ;
southern part of the state the pre-
cipitation was one to two inches.
Pasturage is said to have beeu
crt-A!. 1M I .
improved oy recent .rams
u is in gopq condition.
Democrats Win Bin
.'Carry a Branch Pisloff ice
Political note: . '-
The branch postoflfce at Twenty-
ninth and Leavenworth streets has
gone democratic.
This is evidenced by the fact that
a big democratic campaign placard
adorns the front window of the office,
imploring voters to give their sup-.
(Sort to the democratic ticket.
. Jhii Ji another, "victory,"-