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- THE BEE: OMAHA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1918.
OUT FOR OMAHA
'Commissioner Towl to Urge
. Law So That "Blighted
Districts" Can Be
BRINGING UP FATHER
International News Service.
Drawn for The Bee by George McManus
A vast street grading program will
he carried out- in Omaha by City
Commissioner Towl if he succeeds
in getting the next legislature to
pass a law regarding new grading.
, At present the law provides in cer
tain districts that no grading can be
done unless the abutting property
owners request it. The new law
, would give the city government the
, power to go ahead and do such grad
ing as is necessary for the develop
ment of he city.
There are numerous "neglected
districts" in Omaha surrounded on
all 'sides by up-to-date streets and
nice honie9. Commissioner Towl
calls them "blighted districts." These
have ungraded streets and lack side
walks and sanitary conveniences.
. ' Push Toward Progress.
Mr. Towl says graded streets are
.the first us n toward progress and
as soon as these are provided the
rest follow automatically.
.' "It is a mistaken idea," he said,
. "that you always have to have slum
districts in a city. You can have
graded paved streets and comfort
able homes provided with all sani
tary arraiiReinents'and still not have
higher rents than you have today in
"Grade the street and the next
. ; thing is permanent slidewalks which
the city can then order laid. Then
the wat.'r and gas mains follow
naturally. Property owners fix up
'their places to correspond with the
street. And when ' the homes are
.decent the people who live in them
have an actual incentive to be more
industrious, thrifty and self-respecting."
" "Blighted Districts."
One of these "blighted districts"
which Mr. Towl has already marked
for development is the Kellom
school neighborhood, extending
from Cuming to Charles streets, and
from Twentieth to Twenty-fourth
streets. This is within a mile and a
quarter of the center of the city, but
it has almost no graded streets and
only half a dozen blocks of paved
streets. The majority of the homes
pre very poor.
Mr. Towl has laid out various
- other "blighted districts," close in
to the center of the city. With the
new law passed, these will be de
veloped into attractive neighbor
hoods, a credit alike, he believes, to
the city, the residents and the prop
. erty owners at inconsiderable cost
to any of them.
William Gets Christmas
Present Which Makes
"Life Worth Living"
.4 , t
William, the sixth floor janitor in
the citv hall, is showing everybody
who will look a letter signed "Board
of Education Employes" and read
ing: "The enclosed is a gift for you
with the wish that you will have
many more Merry Christmases, for
what would we do without you?"
"The gift as 12 big, round, silvah
dollalis in the envelope with that,
an' it suah did make me the happiest
' colla'd man in .Omaha," says Wil
liam. "It suah makes life seem worth
William was smoking a cob pipe,
tied with a bow of ribbon.
"That's a Christmas present from
one o' my kidsj' he said. William
has a super-Rooseveltianamily.
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But Nine New Cases Are Re
ported Thursday and All
Are Put Under Quar- ,
Market and Industrial News of the Day
Omaha, December 26. 191.
Recrlpts of grain today showed generally
light runs over the holiday with 76 cars
of wh-Ht. 6i cars of corn, 65 cars of oats,
3 cars of rye and 11 cars of barley. Ar
rivals of wh'at a week ago were 79 cars
of wheat, 65 cars of corn and 37 cars of
oats. A year ago wht-at receipts were 39
cars, corn, 43 cars and oats 2b cars.
There was a fairly good demand for corn
which brought for the bulk unchanged
prices. Some sold off 1 or 2 cents from
Tuesday. Oats were to of a cent
lower with a mod-ratt-ly good demand at
the decline. Rye figures were a cent off
and barley firm.
Th wheat market was firm, prices con
tinuing to ratine from 7 to 13 cents over
the governments figures.
OMAHA GRAIN MOVEMENT.
Today. Wk. Ago. Yr. Ago.
RECEIPTS IN OTHER MARKETS.
Wheat. Corn. Oats.
Kansas City 76
St. Louis 55
Corn No. 4 while: 2 cars, $1.43; No. 6
white: 1 car. $1.4,1. Nn. : yellow: 1
car, 1 . 4 K ; J car, $1.47. No. 4 yellow: 5
cars, $1.46; 7 cars, $1.45; 1 car, $1.44. No.
5 yellow: 3 cars. $I.4j. No. 3 mixed: 1
car, $1.46. No. 4 mixed: 2 cars, $l.4ti;
8 cars, $1.44; 2 cars, $1.4.1; 1 car, $1.4:1.
No. ti mixed: 1 car, $1.45; 1 car, $1.42.
Sample mixed: 1 car, $1.40.
Oats Standard. 2 cars, BStic; No. 3
white, 11 cars, 68c; No. 4 white, 1 cat.
Rye No. 2, 3 2-5 cars. $1.48'.
Harley No. 3, 2 cars, 96c; No. 4. 3 cars,
95c! sample, 1 car. 94c; 1 car. 93c.
Wheat No. 1 hard, 1 car, $2.24; No. S
hard, 6 cars, 92.23; 2 cars, $2.22; 1 cat,
$2.20; No. 3 hard, 1 car, $2.22; 2 cars.
$2.21; 1 car, $2.20; I car, $2.19; 1 cav,
$2.18 (smutty); 2 cars, $2.17 (smutty),
No. 4 hard. 1 car, $2.16; 1 car, $2,13 (smut-
ly); No. 1 northern spring. 1 car, $2.22; 1
car. 12.21; No. 3 northern spring, 1 cat,
$2.19; 1 car. $2.14; 1 car, $2.13; 1 car,
$2.12 (smutty); No. 1 mixed, 1 car (smut
ty); 1 car, $2.16; No. 2 mixed, 1 car, $2 23
3 cars, $2.06 (smutty): No. 3 mixed, 1 car.
$2.17: 1 car, $2,11 (smutty); 1 car, $2.07;
No. 5 mixed, 1 car, $2.02; 1 car, $2.00
Chicago closing prices, furnished The
Bee by Logan & Bryan stock and" grain
brokers. 316 South Sixteenth (treat, Omaha:
Art. Open. 1 High. Low. Close. Tues.
Corn " I I
Jan. . 1.39H! 1.42 j l.S84 1.42 1.39
Feb. 1.36k 1. .17 T I 1.34141 1.37 1.36
Men. 1.35Ti 1.36 1.34 1.36 1.35
May 1.35 H I 1.361 l.3i 1.36 1.86
). ts ll
Jan. .68 .68 .67 .68 .68
Feb. .68 .69 .67 .68 .68
Met. 69 j .69 .67 .68 .69
May C8 .69 .67 .69 .69
Pork l I I
Jan. I ! 1 147.00
May 42.70 42.70 42.45 142. 60 (43.00
Lard I I I I
Jan. I ! 1 123.80
May 123.87 Mi 123. 90 23.80 23.85 26.00
Ribs I I I I
Jan. 24.82H24.85 24.8223.86 125.00
May 23.70 23.70 23.60 23.62!33.92
1918 1917 1916 1916
Highest yesterday . . .33 30 42 33
,..Lwest yesterday.... 16 16 11 18
uJr'" Mean temperature. . .24 23 26 26
Precipitation T .00 .00 .00
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from the normal:
Normal temperature - 23
Excess for the dny 1
Total excess since March 1. 1915 11.35
Normil precipitation .03 Inch
Deficiency for the day 03 inch
Total preclp. since March 1.. 19.40 Inches
Deficiency sines March 1 9 61 Inches
Deficiency for cor. per., 1917.. 7.35 Inches
Deficiency for cor. per.. 191.. 12. 69 inches
Reports from Stations at 7 P. M.
" station and State Temp. High- Raln
of Weather 7 p. m. day. fall.
Cheyenne., clear 36 26 .00
Davenport, clear 1$ 22 .00
Denver, clear 32 33 .00
Ds Moines, cloudy... 30 30 .02
Dodge City, clear 18 . 28 .00
Lander, cloudy 12 34 .00
North Piatt. elear...30 30 .00
Omaha, cloudy 2 33 T
Pueblo, clear 1 30 .00
Rapid City, clear !4 32 .00
Salt Lake, cloudy 30 30 .00
Santa Ft. clear 12 20 .00
Sheridan, pt. cloudy. ..32 .32 .00
Sioux City, snow 24 30 T
Valentine, snow..- 24 36 T
"T" Indicates trace of precipitation.
L A. WELSH, Meteorologist.
Stocks and Bonds
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Chicago Grain and Provisions.
Chicago, Dec. 26. Scantiness of re
ceipts and offerings sent the corn market
today to the highest prices yet for De
cember and January delivery. The close
was strong at c to 2c net advance, with
January $1.41 to $1.42 and May $1.36
to $1.36. Oats finished ?o ort to
c up, and provisions at lOo to 60o decline.
Tightness In the corn market showed
Itself principally in the last halt hour of
the session. Before that time the bear
side attracted' the majority of active trad
ers. Their chief Incentive was the assump
tion that the prevailing seasonable weather
conditions would enlarge the crop move
ment and would benefit winter wheat. It
gradually became evident, though, that
selling on this, basis did not appeal to
producers, and that for the present any
big Increase of arrivals was still In abey
ance. Then prices budged quickly and the
close was at the highest point of the day.
Notice that all quantity restrictions on
trading would be removed January 1 had
no apparent effect on values.
Oats lacked support. Seaboard Intereats
were said to be selling and some of the
smaller markets were said to be over
stocked, that embargoes were unlikely.
Provisions were dull and heavy from the
outset. Hog supplies continued excessive
Corn No. 2 yellow, nominal: No. 3 yel
low, nominal: No. 4 yellow, 91.49 1.60 Vd.
Oats No. 1 white, 6768c stand
ard. 6869C. ,
Rye No. 2. $1.62.
Barley 90c$l. 02.
Minneapolis.' Dec. 26 Barley 8593o.
Rye No. I, $1.64 1S.
Corn $1461 48.
Flax $3.50e.62. : .
St. Louis Grain.
St Louis, Dec. 26. Corn January,
$1 44 asked; February, $1.40 bid.
Oats January. 9o asked. February,
3e bid. -
Kaasas City Grain.
Kansas City, Dec. 26. Corn Januarv,
$1.48. February. $1.46; March, $1.42;
Aprlli $1.41: May. $1.40.
Chicago. Dec. 2.--Butter Lower;
creamery. 66 66c.
Eggs Higher; receipts, 1.126 cases;
firsts, 62!c; ordinary firsts, 69 60c;
at mark, cases Included, 60062c.
Potatoes Higher; receipts, 35 cars;
Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan, bulk.
$1.761.35; Wisconsin, Minnesota and
Michigan, acks, i.i0l.S0.
Poultry Alive, market unsettled; fowls,
21021c; springs, 17c; turkeys, S2c.
New Terk Cotton.
Kew Tork, Dec 1. Cotton closed
barely steady, net 11 points higher to IS
points lower. - -
Duluth, Minn., Deo. 24. Linseed, $3.50.
ew Terk MeUIs.
New Tork. Dec . Lead Dull; spot,
Spelter Dull; East Bt. Louis, spot, of
fered at 98.19.
Omaha, January 26, 1918,
Receipts were Cattle Hogs. Sheep
Official Monduy ,.. S.;'04 6.210 13,637
Official Tuesday 2.929 6,691 643
Estimate Thursday ...2,600 11,000 1,750
Four days this week. 1 1.833 23,101 16,480
Same days last week. .41, 951 77,567 38,453
Same days 2 wks. ago.41.827 74.027 54,904
Same days 3 wks. ago.44,464 64.286 41.121
Same days year ago. ..15,811 16,827 24,304
Receipts and disposition oflive stock at
(ho I'nlon Stock yards, Omaha,' Nib., for
24 hours ending at 3 o'clock yesterday;
Cattle. Hogs. Sheep. H's.
C. M. & St. P 2
Union Pacific ....22 6 1 ..
('. & N. W.. cast.. 15 107 2
C. & N. W.. wsi. . 24 17 . . 2
C, St. P., M. ,t ). 24 2
t'., H. ; Q., cast II I
'.. R & CJ.. west 16 4 3
(., R. I. P., east 3 1
R. I. & P.. west 2 I
Illinois Central ... 1 4
L'hl. Gt. West 4 1
Total receipts ..115 149 7 J
Morris Co 4S5
Swift & Co 5O0
Cudahy Packing Co. 651 1,"nii
Armour & Co 1,253 1 6,12
J. W. Murphy 497
Lincoln Packing Co. 105
So. Om. Packing Co. 16
Wilson Packing Co.. 2
Hoffman Bros 19
Mayerowlch & Vail . . 2
Armour, S. St. Paul '. .
W R Van Sant & Co 21
F. P. Lewis 2:1
.1 H. Root & Co 59
J. H. Bulla 48
Roscnstock Bros.... 32J
F. (. KcIIokk Mi
Werthci'er & Degen 42
Sullivan Bros 19
A. Rothohlld 19
MK. C. & C. Co.. 7
John Harvey i:(9
Dennis & Francis.. 36
Swift, S. St. Paul
Morris, S. St. Paul '
Cudahy, Sioux City
Other Buyers 251
Total 4.011 13,748
Cattle Receipts were light today, esti
mated at 2,600 head, making 11,833 head
for the week. Trade on cornfed and de
sirable western was active and 15 26c
higher than Tuesday and around 60c high
er than last week. Best cornfeds here
today selling for $16.55, bulk of them
selling from $16.00 to $16.10. Several
loads of yearlings sold at $13.00. Butcher
stock was 1525o higher and 6076c
higher for the week on desirable kllline
cows. Good feeders were strong and did
not show much change from a week ago.
Quotations on Cattle: Choice to prtsje
beeves, $17.0013.50; good to choice
beeves. 915.00 16.75; fair to good beeves,
$12.76 14.75; common to fair beeves, $9 09
5? 12. 50; good to choice yearlings, 115.60
17.60; fair to good yearlings, $12.0015.50;
common to fair yearlings, $9O012.00;
choice to prima grass steers, $16.008117.00;
fair to good grass beeves, 91S.)016.00;
common to fair grass beeves, 99. 00 1 2 60;
Mexican beeves, 98.0010.00; good to
choice heifers, 99. 50 13.00; good to choice
cows, 99. 25 1 2. 00 ; fair to good cows, 98.00
9 25; common to fair cows, 96.2S07.75;
prime feeders, 91 2.50 15.00 ; good to choice
feeders, 910.50 13.00 ; fair to good feeders,
$8 60(5 9.60; common to fair feeders, 97.00
8.00; good too holce stockers, 99.60 12.60;
stock helfert, $6.608.50; stock cows, $6 25
7.60; stock calves, 97.0010.60; veal
calves, 97.E013.75; bulls, stags, etc., 98.50
Hogs One hundred and thirty-nine
loads of hogs arrived In the yards this
morning estimated at 11,000 head, but 106
loads of these were direct or through,
leaving with a carry-over of 1,200 a light
supply on sale. The market was active
and fully 10 and 15 cents higher, a fairly
good clearanse was made,' only a few
light underweight hogs being left in the
yards. Bulk of sales was 917.10917.3S.
tops going to 917.60.
Sheep and .Lambs Receipts were light
today, seven loads estimated at 1,750
head. The market was strong and active
and lambs looked full 25 cents higher, a
top being made of 914.95. Sheep also
have been in strong demand and while
the quality of those In the cars was not
extra good they sold probably 10 and 16
cents higher than Tuesday. The general
market Is strong to 25-50 higher.
Quotations on Sheep and Lambs-
Lambs good to choice 913.60 914.45;
lambs fair to good 911 0913.50; lamb
feeders 91 2.50 914.40 ; yearlings good to
choice, 910.50 911.35; yearlings fair to
good, 99 99.50; yearling- feeders 99.609
$10; wethers, fat, $10$11; wether feed
ers, 9S.50$10.50; ewes good to choice, $8
98.90; ewes fair to good, 9"$8; ewe
Kansas City Live Stock.
Kansas City. Dec. 26. Cattle Receipts,
3.000; no southerns', steady to 15c higher.
Prime fed steers, 918.0020.00; dressed
beef steers, 91 3.0.01S.00 ; western steers,
912.0016.00; southern steers, 97.00 13.00 .
cows, 97.0014.00; heifers, 98.O014.60;
stockers and feeders, 97. 50 16.00; bulls,
$7.009.50; calves, 97.0013.50.
Hogs Receipts, 3,500: 1015c higher;
bulk, 917.1017.50; heavy, 917.0017.55.
packers and butchers, 917.20 17.55; lights,
917.0017.40; pigs, 91 2 50 14.25.
Sheep Receipts, 1.000; lOo to 15c high
er; lambs, 91 2.00 iJT 16.45; yearlings, 910.00
11.60; wethers, 99.6010.25; ewes, 97.50
9.00; stockers and feeders, 96,50 16.00.
8t. Loul's live Stock.
St. Louis, Dec. 26. Cattle Receipts,
3,800; strong to 25c higher. Native beet
steers, 911.60fJ 18.50; yearling steers and
heifers, 99.50!".CO; cows, 97.60 1 2.00 ;
stockers and feeders, 93.8013.O0; fair to
prime southern beef steers, 910.00018.00;
beef cows and heifers, $7.60615.00; native
Hogs Receipts, 12,300; steady. Lights.
919.504917.40; pigs. 912.0016.00; mixed
and butchers. 917.2517.65; good, heavy,
917.4617.45; bulk, 917.1517.60.
Sheep Receipts, 100; steady. Lambs,
914.5014.65; ewes, 9S.009.00; canners
and choppers, 96.00 9.00.
M St. Joseph Live stock.
U St. - Joseph, Dee. 26. Cattle Receipts,
1.000 bead; market higher; steers, 97.50
19.66; cows . and heifers, 96.5016.t0.;
Hogs Receipts, 3,000 head market
high": top. 917.60; bulk of sales, 917.10
Sheep and Lambs Receipts, 1.700 head;
market higher; lambs, $12.6015.00; ewes.
Sioux City Live Stock.
Stouz City, Dec. 26. Cattle Receipts,
1.800 head; market steady! beef steers,
$.0014.60; fat cows and heifers, 99.25
1.26; canners, 95.606.26; stockers and
feeders, 96.6010.69; feeding cows and
heifers, 95.00 7.55.
Hogs Receipts, 1,906 head; market 10c
higher; light, 917 90; mixed, 917.00; heavy,
Short Term Notes
Quotations through the National
company. First National Bank Blu
American Tel & Tel. 6s, 1925. .101
American Tobacco, 7s, 1921... 102
American Tobacco 7s, 1922... 102
American Tobacco 7s, 1923.. .102
Arm. & Co., Con. 1). 6s, 1919.. 100
Arm. Co., Con. P. 6s, 1920.-100
Arm. & Co., Con. D. 6s, 1923.. 101
Ann. & Co. Con. P. 6s, 1924.. 101
Bethlehem Steel Co. 7s, 1919.. 100
Bethlehem Steel Co. 7s, 1922. .100
Bethlehem Steel Co. 7s. 1923.. 100
British 5s, 1919
British 5s, 1921
Brooklyn Rapid T. 7s, 1921.
Central Argentine C. 8s. 11127.
C Ii. Q. Joint 4s. 1921
Chi. & Western lnd. 6s,
City of Paris 6s. 1921 . .
Cudahy Parking Co. 7s, 1923.. H1
Delaware & Hudson 5s. 1920.. 9S
Fed. Farm Loan 4s, 1937.. 100
Fed. Farm Loan 6s. 1938.. 103
Ceneral KlectrU: 6s, 1920 ln
Inter. Rapid Transit 7s. 1921.. 95
Liggett & Myers 6s. 1921 99
Union Pacific 6s, 192S 104
V. S. Liberty 3s 99.20
IT. S. Liberty 1st 4s 92.90
IT. S. Liberty 2d 4s
IT. S. Liberty 1st 4'4s.....
IT. S. Liberty 2d 4s. . . .
V. S. Liberty 3d 4's....
IT. S. Liberty 4th 4s
$17.0017.15; bulk of sales, $17.00 17 10.
Sheep and Lambs Receipts, 300 head;
Chicago live Stork.
Chicago, Pec. 26. (United States Bureau
of Markets.) Cattle Receipts, 6,000 head;
beef steers, 25c to OOo higher; btttrher
cattle and feeders, mostly 25c higher;
calves, steady: beef cattle, good, choice
and prime. $15.75(tj19.75; common and
prime, 99.50W 1 5.75 : butcher stock, cows
and heifers. $7.7514.60; canners and cut
ters, $f.757.75; stockers and feeders,
good, choice and fancy, 910.50 1 3.7G ; in
ferior, common and medium, 97.6010.C0;
veal calves, good and rhoe. $13.7614.50.
Mors Receipts, 28,000 head; early trade
steady to 10c higher, closing slow; advance
lost; bulk of sales, 917. 35 17. 75 ; butchers,
$17.5017.80; light, 916.75 17.60 ; packing.
$lfi.6517.55; throwouts, $16.6016.75;
pigs, good to choice, 913.60 15.00.
Sheep and Lambs Receipts, 4,000 head;,
market unevenly 26c to 60c higher; lambs,
choice and prime, 9I5.1015.25; medium
and good, $13.7515.10; oulls, 310.00(9
12.50; ewes, choice and prime. 99.5OlO.0O;
medium and good, 98.5C9.60; culls, 94.00
Omaha Hay Market.
Receipts of both prairie hay and alfalfa
have been large, and the demand continues
good, rausing the market to become firm
and higher on all grades of prairie hay.
Alfalfa remains steady, 1 t and wheat
straw firm and higher.
Prairie Hay Choite upland, 925.00; No.
1, upland $23.0024.00; No. 2 upland,
$19.O020.00; No. 3, upland, 314.00 17 U0:
No. 1 midland, 923 0024.00; No. 2 mid
land. 919.0020.00; No 1 lowland, 917.00
20.00: No. 2 lowland $14.00 17.00; No.
3 lowland, 911 0013.00.
Alfalfa Choice, 331.0032.00; No. 1,
329.0030.00; standard. 327.0029.00; No.
2. 924.6026.50: No. 3. 921.0024.00
Straw Oat, 9110013.00; wheat. 310.00
New York General.
New York, Dec. 26. Flour Firm;
spring patents, 910.7510.90; spring clears.
99.769.S0; wlntr straights, 910.60
10.66; Kansas straights, $10.75 11.00.
Wheat Spot, steady; No. 2 red, 92.34
track New York.
Corn Spot, steady. No. 2 yellow, 91.69
and No. 2 white, $1.67 cost and freight
Oats Spot, easy; standard, 78c.
Pork Irregular; mess, 951.00 53.00.
Lard Easy; middle west, 924.2024.33.
Other articles unchanged.
New York Produce.
New York, Dec. 26. Butter Market,
firmer; creamery higher than extras, 69
69c; extras, 68-&68c; firsts, 63
Eggs Firmer; fresh gathered extras,
6667c; fresh gathered regular packed
extra firsts, 6465c; do, firsts, 62 63c.
Cheese Market, firm: unchanged
Poultry Alive, steady; chickens, 30c;
fowls, 2635c; old roosters,. 22c. turkeys,
not quoted. Dressed, steady; western tur
keys', 3644c; others unchanged.
New York Coffee.
New York, Doc. 26. The first trading
In the market for coffee futures since the
exchange 'was closed on the 18th of last
October, developed moderately. The open
ing prices were a shade higher than ex
pected with many selling at 317.56. This
probably checked buying to some extent
and later fluctuating were irregular with
the market sagging off a few points in
the later trading under scattered selling,
most of which was attributed to hedging
by the trade. May sold off to 917.35 while
September reacted from 917.60 to 917.25,
comparing with 99.55 and 910.15, the fixed
maximum prices prevailing when the
market was closed" last autumn. The
closing bids were as follows: May, $17.30;
July, 317.20; September, 917.20; October,
$17.10; December, $17.00.
The local spot market remained entirely
nominal with quotations In the neighbor
hood of 14c for Rto 7s and 22c to 22c
for Santos 4s.
Evaporated Apples and Dried Fruits.
New York, Dec. 26. Evaporated Apples
Quiet; state, I4ijii6c.
Dried Fruits Prunes, firm; Calif ornlas.
75Jl0c. Apricots, mm; choice, 21c;
extra choice, 23c; fancy, 25c. Peaches,
nominal. Raisins, firm; loose tnuscatels,
9llc; choice to fancy seeded, 10
llc; seeded, 10llc. London lay
Turpentine and Rosin.
Savannah, Oa., Dec. 26. Turpentine
Firm. 66c; sales, 131 bbls.; receipts, 108
bbls.; shipments, none; stock, 30,080 bbls.
Rosin Steady; sales 480 bbls.; receipts,
408 bbls.; shipments, 36 bbls.; stock, 75,
Quote B, D, E, F, O, H, 913.20; I,
$13.65; K, $15.70; M, $16.15; N $16.20;
WO, 916.45; WW, 916.75.
New York, Dec, 26. Cotton goods- and
yarns were steady With a firmer tendency.
Dress goods and woolens were quiet, some
spring goods being offered. Raw silk and
burlaps were quiet.
"Made in Germany" Not Mrs. C. T. Kountze is
Popular When an Army j Named Head Nursing
Present for Christmas! ' Survey for Nebraska
New York, Deo. 26. With no relief
over the holiday from the onerous con
ditions so long dominant In the financial
situation, trading on the stock exchange
today was marked by further liquidation,
which Included most branches of the ac
Industrials, coppers, utilities and a very
mixed assortment of specialties were
agnln the focal points, but rails and
shippings added to the weight of the In
creased offerings from time to time.
The one encouraging incident of the
session and that altogether negative in
iis significance was the maintenance of
the regular dividend on Inspiration Cop
per, an agreeable surprise in view of the
recent reduction in tho Anaconda dis
bursement. Monetary conditions also militated
against constructive operations, call loans
ruling at 6 per rent, with indications t
an Indefinite continuance of that rate hut
lime money eased, the longer maturities
being quoted at 5 per rent.
Coppers saved the market from abso
lute weakness, recovering substantially on
the Inspiration announcement, and carry
ing oils, motors and a few equipments
upward, but rails recorded further conces
sions, mainly on the heavy selling of St.
Pauls, and United States Steel rallied
only a point, closing at a loss of 1.
Marines wore heavy, but United Fruit
was strong with Hido and Leather pre
ferred, American Car, American Linseed
and a few minor food issues.
Conditions in the bond market were
very confusing, foreign Issues hardening
with Anglo-French 6a at the year's top
quotation of 97, while Liberty first and
second 4s declined to new low records at
92.90 and 92.60, respectively. Total sales
(par value) aggregated 920,860,000. Old
United States bonds were unchanged on
New York Bunds.
IT. S. 2s. reg... 98 'lit. N. 1st 4s 89
IT. S. 2s, coup. 98 M. C. ref. 4s.. 83
U. S. 3s, reg.. 811 Int. M. M. 6s.. 101
U. S. 3s, roup. 83 K. C. S. ref. 6s 86
V. S Lib. 3s ff9.20,L. & N. un. 4s 87
IT. S. 4s, i-eg. .106M K & T 1st 4s 67
U. S. 4s, coup. 106 M. Pac. gen. 4s 62
Am. V. Sec. 6s 100 Mont. Power 6s 92
Am T. & T. c. 6s 94 N. Y. C. deb 6s 98
Anglo.French 5s 97 N. Pacific 4s.. 85
Arm. & Co. 4s 87 N. Pacific 3s.. 60
Atchison gen. 4s 83 0. S. L. ref. 4s 86
M. & O. cv. 4s 79 Pac. T. & T. 6s 94
Beth Steel ref 6s 87Penn. con. 4s 96
Cen Leather 6s 97 "Pcnn gen. 4s 90
Cen Pacific 1st 82 'Reading gen. 4s 84
c. & O. cv. 6s 87 S L 4 8 F a s 65
C B & Q joint 4s 95 S. Pac. cv. 6s.. 101
C M & S P c 4 79 S. Railway 5s.. 96
C R 1 & P ref 4s 76 T. & P. 1st.... 90
C. & S. re.f 4 78 Union Pacific 4s 87
D & R Q ref 6s 65 U, S. Rubber 6s 86
D. of C. 5s 1931 97 U. S. Steel 6s.. 99
Erie gen. 4s 65 Wabash 1st 96
Gen. Electric 5s 101Fr'ch gvt 5s 106
Am. Beet Sugar.. 2,100 62 60 61
American Can... 3,900 46 45 46
Am Par A Frtrv K 9(10 flOV. X7U 8:4
Am t , a .v, 1 1 a i one. Aas. fUK HftiL
Am.' Smelt. A Ref. 20300 75 74 75
Am. Sugar Ker... ooo ill nu ie?
Am. Tel. & Tel... 2.400 98 97 98
Am. Zinc. L. S. 400 12 12 !?,,
Anaconda Copper 30,200 60 59 60
Atchison 2.200 90 90 t0
au&wisbii a, ami justs " in-ft
Bait, ft Ohio 2,300 62 62 62
Butte & Sun. Cop. 1,700 19 19 19i
Cal. Petroleum.. 400 20 20 20
r-anarilan Pacifln 800 166 3o 156
Central Leather.. 16,300 66 5t 64
Ches. & Ohio 2,000 55 54 65
C, M. ft St. P... 8,900 40 28 39
Chi. & North... 800 96 95
C. R. I. & P. ctfs. 4,600 25
rhino CoDDer... 5.600 33
Colo. Fuel & Iron 200 38 38
Corn Prod. Ref... 9,500 48
rvMh1 Rtenl... 4.200 66
Cuba Cane Sugar 4.600 30 29 59
nioflllor'. Sec... 4.700 60 4 1 '
ti 7.300 17 16
non.rol Rlectrie 2.000 145 14$
General Motors 800 129 128 129
Gt. North, pfd... 4,200 94 94 94
Gt. North. Ore c. 1,700 31 ai sift
Illinois Central.. 200 97 97 97
Ilr,,Hnn Cnn . . Sfi.700 44 44. 44
I. T. Marine pfd. 12,600 112 110 111
Inter. Ntckel.... 3,zou..iz J "
Inter. Nickel.... 1,500 30 29 30
K. C. Southern.. 600 ' 18 18 18
Kennecott Copper 1,600 33 32 82
Louis, ft Nash H
Maxwell Motors.. 200 27 27 27
Mex. Petroleum.. 11,900 168 166 167
3,000 22 22 22
6.200 24 24 24
200 72 72 72
Nevada Copper.. 1,800 17 16 '16
NT V Central.... 4.600 74 74 74
N. Y., N. H. ft H. 2,600 32 30 32
Norfolk & West. 900 ins iu iwo
Northern Pacific 3,000 93 93 93
Pennsylvania ... 4,200 44 44 44
Diit.h.nh rn.1.. 200 46 46 45
tA nnn rnnner 3.Z( II 20
Reading ' 18.300 79 78
Rep. Iron ft Steel !,loo (
Shat. Aris. Cop. 300 14 14
c.k.,n Pacific 18.800 - 99 98
Southern Railway 6,000 2 28 28
Studebakep Corp. 8,uu oust ttit i
Texas Co 1.600 180 186 180
Union Pacific 4,500 lzts nov
O Tina Alcohol 1,600 101 100 101
n g steel 131,700 94 92 93
7 MO 73 71 72
E:.VFPM 3 000 20 20 20
Western Union.. 800 85 85 85
Westing. Electric 9,600 4.2 42 42
BVthlehem B 14,100 60 60 60
Total sales for the day. 676.000 shares.
If there is anv doubt in your mind
as to what effect the label "made in
Germany'' has on the selling merits
of merchandise in Omaha, a certain
saleslady in one of the large depart
ment stores might make the point
clear by her own experience.
When the Christmas merchandise
was brought forth . this season,
among the other articles in this store
was a beautiful jewel case, wlucii
had been purchased when it was all
right to sell goods stamped "Ger
many?' On account of the handi
cap this particular piece was
'marked down and was one ot tlie
first to attract the customers' eye,
until the close inspection revealed
the tell-tale stamp that killed the
Finally the ingenious saleslady
pasted a cost ticker over me oi
fensive word, and almost immediate
ly the jewel case was sold, she
thought. But the day before Christ-
mas tlie customer returned ana tnc
German jewel case returned with
her. All she said was: "1 believe
I will exchange this for something
else," and she did. Of course no
body would give a trietm a cnrist-
mas present with a cost ticket on it.
The jewel case is still "for sale."
Farewell Luncheon Given
in C. of C. for C. 0. Hammack
The membership committee of the
Chamber of Commerce held a
luncheon in the club rooms Thurs
day noon, as a farewell to C. O.
Hammack, who is leaving Omaha
Thursday evening for New York,
where he will be in the executive
offices of the Grand Union Tea Co.
Mr. Hammack has been manager of
their branch here.
He has been very active in Cham
ber of Commerce work, especially
as a member of the membership
committee and the Good Fellowship
club and keen regret was expressed
by his fellow clubmen at his leaving.
Boil the Dishes is the
Advce of Dr. Millener
fioil the dishes.
This is Dr. F. H. Millener's pro
posal as a possible preventive of
spread of "flu." He says ordinary
washing in hot water, or scalding,
is not sufficient. Dishes after being
used should be boiled for several
minutes, to make sure that any germ
that might linger on them after use
is sure enough dead. Especially
would he have this done in restau
rants and other public eating places.
Boiling in water will kill any
germ, even that of anthrax, which
succumbs if boiled long enough.
Aged Author Dies.
Los Angeles, Dec. 25. Mrs. Har
riet Mann Miller, who under the
pen name of Olive Thome Miller,
compiled books on ornithology, died
at her home here late today, 88
years old. Mrs. Miller was well
known as a lecturer on birds, and
in many circles was regarded as an
New York Money.
New Tork, Dec. 26. Mercantile Paper
Francs Demand, $5.45; cables,
Mexican Dollars Unchanged.
Time Loans Easy; 60 days, 90 days
and 6 months, 6 6 per cent.
Call Money Strong high, 6 per cent;
low, 6 per cent; ruling rate, 6 per cent;
closing bid, 5 per cent; offered at 6
per cent; last loan, 6 per cent.
Mrs. Charles T. Kountze has been
appointed to head a nursing survey
for the state of Nebraska the nrst
big peace-time work of the Ameri
can Red Cross. Her appointment
comes from the Central division of
fice in Chicago. Mrs. A. L. Reed
will assist Mrs. Kountze. who has
closed the Red Cross personnel bu
reau, woman s division, to cegin
her new work.
The object of the nursing survey is
to protect the health of the civilian
population; meet public emergencies
and any military requirements that
mav arise in the future.
The survey will accomplish two
things; supply complete lists of
graduate tiuqses, registered and not
registered; furnish complete in
formation about all classes of semi
trained nurses, who can be employed
to substitute in duties now per
formed by graduate nurses.
Requests for the survey came from
the surgeon general of the army and
the secretary of war. The "flu" epi
demic increases the need, even
though the war is over.
Limited Service Men Have
No Place to Be Discharged
W. L. Anderson, acting provost
marshal of Nebraska, has received
orders to send no more limited
service men to Camp Funston to be
mustered out of service. Captain
Anderson has not received orders
to have them mustered out any
where else, so he says he is com
pelled to keep men in service, who,
in his opinion, should be dis
charged. Today's Calendar of Sports.
Athletics Annual meeting of National
Collegiate Athletic association at 'ew
Racing Winter meeting at Jefferson
Park, New Orleans. Winter meeting of
Cuba-American Jockey rluh at Havana.
Basket Hail Annual meeting of Inter
collegiate Itusket Ball league at New lurk.
Boxing Billy Mifke against Gus
Christie, 10 rounds, at Milwaukee.
Only 32 deaths from Spanish liv
fluenza in Omaha from Saturdaj
night to Thursday morning were re
ported to the city health commiS'
sioner. This Dr. Manning sayi ii ';
a very encouraging report.
There are 40 homes tinder quaran
tine for "flu," a much smaller num
ber than was expected when the lb
solute Quarantine order went int(
effect last Tuesday morning. Nin
new cases were reported lhursdaj
morning. All new cases are now
put under immediate and absoluti
Dr. Manning's quarantine chart!
of the city show that there are alst
37 cases of smallpox under quaran
tine, nearly all south of rarnair
street. There are 18 quarantines foi
scarlet fever and 18 for diphtheria.
"Some of these may be influenaa,
said Dr. Manning. "In some case!
of 'flu' a rash similar to that '01
smallpox appears and in some a
throat membrane affection accom
panies the disease. In these cases ,
the quarantine is put on for scar
let fever or diphtheria in order tc
be on the safe side." ;
Scott, Veteran Pitcher,
Quits Organized Ball,
Chicago, Dec. 2$. Capt. Tames ;
Scott, oldest pitcher oa the White'
Sox neserve list, is to quit the club
to play next season with a semi-pro-,
fessional nine at Beloit, Wis., it
was learned yesterday.
Scott left the White Sox in mid
season of 1917 to attend an officers
training .chool at Presidio, Cal., and
won a commission as captain in the ,
reserve army. He is now here on a
furlough but expects to return after
the first of the vear to Camp Lewis,
Wash., where lie will hand in his
resignation from the army. Captain
Scott has been acting as instructor
in small arms and owing to this as- ;
ngnmeu,t was unable to get over
'59sft m ': PERSSNT3
"A Daughter of
The Gld South"
Kew Tork Cotton Futures.
New York, Dec. it. Cotton futures
opened steady; January, 2.a0; March,
$28.60; May, $27.80; July $27; October,
1 Kansas City Produce.
Kansas City, Dec. it. Buttsr tad Foul
try Unchanged. .,
Eggs Market Jc higher; firsts. '61c;
seconds, 4 Sc.
New Tork Sugar.
Kew York, Pec. ii. Sugar unchanged.
New Tork Storks.
New York, Dec. 2. Selling ot specula
tive Issues was resumed at the opening
today utilities snd metals sgaln reflect
ing special pressure. Developments over
the holidays in nowise diminished the
feeling of pessimism prevalent among
traders. United States Steel. Baldwin Lo
comotive, Marine, preferred. Anaconda
Copper. American Smelting. Brooklyn
Transit and Manhattan Railway lost 1 to
almost 2 points before the- end of the
first half hour. Mexican Petroleum and
tobaccos were the only shares to hold
Rail's were the only stocks to show a
mall measure of support, even that
group reacting later, however, as a result
It further pressure elsewhere. United
States Steel Increased its loss to almost . 2
points on offerings which Involved Indi
vidual lots of 1,000 to 4,000 shares. Cop
pers and utilities also extended their early
reversals, although Brooklyn Transit ral
lied before noon. Oils, leathers and food
issues continued to feturs the firmer spe.
claltlesT Liberty bonds were active but
variable and foreign bonds shaded slightly.
Weakness became widespread at mid
day, industrials, equipments, shippings
and rails sharing alike In the more exten
sive offerings. The selling halted, how
ever, on unexpected declaration of the
regular dividend on Inspiration Copper,
which rallied 2 polnU.
' New York, Dee. 2. Final prices on
Liberty bonds today were, 2Hs, 19.10;
first convertible 4s, S2.S0; second 4a. 12.70;
first convertible iu, 8 60; second con
vertible 4 Vis. 4.48; third 414 s, 25.32;
fourth 4is, 24.4
It Will Be Here
Friday and Saturday ;
The Funniest Bit of Comedy i
in Years 1
All aboard for
in their latest
1 "Good-bye Bill!"
A John Emerson -
Anita Loos Production
The other Paramount Picture star
ring Shirley Mason and Ernest Truex
' and produced by John Emerson and
Anita Loos is "Come On In!"
Consult the Amusement Advertisements for the
theatres showing Paramount and Artcraft Pictures.
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, , ATVMMi TIIKOS JU.lt L MOV Cm I. B Tm. Mill V
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'GOOD BYE BILL'
FOUR SHOWS DAILY at
1, 3, 7 and 9 P. M.
Balcony, 15c. Orchestra, 25c
Week Beginning Next Sunday
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Wliuton's Wstsr Lloni and Dlvlnt Nynthi;
Klrkimlth Sitters; Wsttony snS Lorrilm; Lishtssr
Olrli snd Altxtnder: Hotmei and Welti; La Frases
Bros.; Will snd Enid Bland C.; Allied War
view. Showing Surrender ot Germts Fleet
Matlneee: lOe, 25o, 50c; Boxes and Stalls, 50. 7(g.
Night: lOo, 25o, 60o, 75o and 11.00.
OMAHAjS FUN CENTER" .
Tgjt Evngs, 23-50-7BC-I1
"Youth and Charm Come Arm la Arm
HARRY K. MORTON: ZELLA RUSSELL
Staged Ilk s $2 muiietl enow. Chock full st
Chrlitmse oheer. Twenty of th fttteet shorlttors
touring. Ideal Yulttlde Entertainment.
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Sat. Mat. A Wk: Tlie Famona Bowery Burlesqners
Burlesque Review "Sew0
TWO SHOWS IN ONE
HAHN, WELLER AND
Three Bit Voices In Melody and
WILSON AND VAN
"AS YOU LIKE IT."
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The Smarter Set
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Big New Year Week Attraction ,
One Week Starting Next Sunday Mat.
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Night Prices. 25c, 50c, 75c, $1.00.
Matinee Sun., Wed., Sat. Mate, 25c, 50c
New Year Matinee Wednesday.
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