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    ' mE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, May "o 190.
Committee Named at Meeting
Here to Take Steps to
Protect Stockholders.
. (Continued From Tint Pat-)
it were not for hi? shame I, believe
.' it would be Mr. Howe, who would
bid highest for the plant"
L. F. Crofoot, Omaha attorney,
who was in the audience, moved that
a committee of three be appointed to
demand that the Skinner brothers
rescind the 167,000 shares of stock
which they are said to .hold in the
company, "with the exception of the
shares to which they are entitled on
the ratio of two to one in exchange
for stock in enterprises other than
the packing plant. Xhe motion car
ried but wasnot acted upon.
A uproar resulted when motion
to give a vote of thanks and confi
dence to the Skinner brothers was
advanced. A- large majority voted
against it.
Tell Promoting Cost.
W. C. Fraser, counsel for several
stockholders, gave figures which he
said .proved that the prompting of
the Skinner plant cost $1,268,931.36,
and that more than $5,000,000 of the
alleged assets of the corporatoin
were listed in the company's state
ment for "good will, patents and
In his statement Mr. Howe told
of being locked out of his private
office at the Skinner plant.
"On April 7, 1920, Lloyd Skinner,
who was then vice president and
director of the company, undertook
to remove me as president and man
ager by telling me verbally to get
out, and also by delivering to the
clerk in my office a letter a,s fol-
lows:-Mr.- Howe -rs no lonfer con
nected 1 with the "Skinner company
and 1 wish you to turn the keys 10
your desk or any keys which you
have to any of the desks in the plant,
over to Manager Kennedy, -and to
see me personally at the macaroni
factory!' . . , .
v Was Not President
- He signed : president after his
name,, talthough he was nqj, presi
dent at that time and had no author
ity to take action, yet he supported
it by taking7 pfessession'of the office
of the- president . and, .stationing
guards to keep m out! .
Mr. Howe reviewed the events
since he became connected with the
Skinner company. The real cause
of the trouble between himself and
Kthe Skinners was due to the manner
in wnicn siock was issueu io me
Skinners, he said.
Attorneys reminded stockholders
on several occasions during the
meeting that the only place they
they could take legal action was in
Delaware, where the ' Skinner com
pany,, was incorporated. This did
not affect the enthusiasm of the
meeting, however, and many
lengthy debates occurred during the
Confidence in Plant.
The stockholders generally de
clared that they had confidence that
their stock would prove valuable in
time, but expressed hopes that the
pbnt would begin operations, soon.
The committee appointed to pro
tect the stockholders, which is made
Chajrman of Grocers Declares
Jobbers Must Be Allowed
Profit If Trouble Is to
Be Avoided.
up ot one representative trotti each
of the six congressional districts of
the state, two members from Iowa
and one s from Colorado, is as
follows: Chairman Gusrafsoa of
Omaha, W. P. Bennett, Cambridge.
Neb.; James Shoop, Sutherland,
Neb.; W. A. Smith, California Junc
tion, la.; J. W. Davis, Harlan. Ia.;
H. O. Wiggins, Julesburg, Colo.;
Frank H. Doerman, Lorton, Neb.;
Frank Chittenden, Omaha, and
Thomas Mortimer, Leigh, Nebi
Mr. Howe, in an answer filed yes
terday in district court to a suit
brought against him by the Skinners,
declared he .could have made . the
Skinner company so successful divi
dends would have been paid this
year, had it not been for interference
from the Skinners. ,
New York, May 25. Although
offering sugar at 27 cets a pound
yesterday, Harry Balfe, chairman f
Austin, Nichols & Co., x wholesale
grocers, today testified before the
joint legislative committee investi
gating profiteering that evrry pound
of it handled' showed a net loss to
the firm of 5 o 74 per cent.
He said he believed the present
wide, variation in prices to whole
salers was due to demand' exceed
ing1 supply.
He said that jobbers must be al
lowed toimake a fair profit on sugar
if "trouble ws to be avoided."
In reply fo inquiry as to why he
sold sugar when it showed he firm
a net loss, he explained:
"The trade buys its other oods
where it makes its sugar purchases."
Mr. Balfe said . increased over
head expenses, amounting to 2y$ per
cent more for the, first quarter of
1920 than for the same period last
year, were due to the "high cost of
"We can't seem to get anything
done," he added. "The same amount
of pep, isn't thereV i
Henry W. Wilmpt, vice-president
of the Cuban American Sugar Co.
and the West Indian Sugar Finance
corporation, another witness, put in
evidence a copy of a letter from
Manuel Rionda of Cuba to George
A. Zabrjskie, former head of the
sugar equalization board, advising
purchase of the Cuban sugar crop.
Unless this is done he said, "a wild
orgy of speculation will follow
IL S. Commissioner
Will Resign to Go
Ort Colorado Ranch
United States Commissioner Frank
W. Miller will resign his commis
sion about the middle of June and
remove with his family to Yuma,
Colo., near where he has a 640-acre
farm. Mrs. Miller left last evening
to join her two sons, Clarence and
Earl, who have been developing the
ranch since lVll.
Attorney Miller has sold nearly all
of his Council Bluffs property, in
eluding his fine home on Oakland
avenue: Mr. Miller has been a resi
dent of Council Bluffs and a mem
ber of the bar association for nearly
30 years. He has owned his Colo
rado land since 1888 but made no
attempt to develop it until he sent
his sons out there, and they have
made a small fortune from dry
land alfalfa, raising large quantities
of seed and selling it at fancy prices.
The last twd seasons they have
raised, thousands of bushels of high-
priced wheat. Mr. Miller plans now
to make, his land provide alfalfa
feed for about 1,000 hogs.
Plattsmouth Elks Plan
Tp Initiate Large Class
Plattsmouth, Neb., May 24.
(Special.) Plattsmouth lodge ,No,
739, B. P. of Elks, has been making
some phenomenal strides m mem
bership growth during the past year,
which will be further .augmented
June 8th, when a class of more than
a half hundred candidates will be
initiated into the mysteries of Elk-
dom. During the last few months
several classes of from 20 to 30
members have been initiated, but the
present one is the largest in thes his
tory of the local lodge. The lodge
a mcmocrsnip oi aimusi
U. S, May; EScperieace v: ;
Serious Labor Crisis
which will be without precedent in
the history of sugar.
Had the Cuban crop been bought,
Wilmot testified, sugar would have
been 12 cents a pound in this coun
Vlctrola XVH, $350
Victrola XVII, electric, $41$
you changed his interpretation thing that makes
Caruso famous is his art That is what you want to hear.
That is what you do hear .when his Victor Records are
played on the Victrola. The greatest artists all appreciate
this fideUty,' They are Victorvartists, because the Victrola
reproduces their art exactly as they wish you to hear them
Victrolas. $25 to $1500. Victor dealers everywhere.
New Victor Records demonstrated at all dealers on the
1st of each month. '
tea. u. t, pat. err .
nil ViainrX.eAd?QiaJti auwien4d.wam
V-ol" nwy all our product. Look
- the ltdt bwk en the UmI I
. .Caron.NJ,
Camden, New Jersey
Foreign Policy Directed Z i?
Against No Man, Sir Auck
land GedtJes Ambassa
dor to U. S., Says.
New York, May. 25. Sweeping
denial that Great Britain was seek
ing to monooolize the world's
fuel oil supply, was made here to
night by Sir Auckland Gedcles,
British ambassador, speaking at the
T)?1n.?M . j: o . . , . .1 .
nonius unwier. oiaiemqnis mat
Great Britain had such intentions,
he added, were as completely with
out basis in fact, as charges that
Britain today was moved by militar
ist impulses.
"I say without fear of informed
critics,"' Sir Auckland declared,
"that British foreign policy is di
rected against no man, but is in
spired by the desire to seek peace,
to bring order out of choas. to ex
tend the boundaries of freedom, to
improve the. lot ' of the oppressed
and to increase the material pros
perity of the world. That is our
program, those are the orincioles bv
which I, as British representative in
this land, am guided from day to
The ambassador touched also
upon reports that the British gov
ernment was trying to pool the war
debts of Enrope, "and to drag you
(the United States) into the pool."
No Grounds for Report (
"You may seek far and wide for
evidence on which that statement
could be based." he said. " "You
will not find it If you lobk closelv
you will find my government trying
to pour oil on the troubled waters
of Europe and you will also find on
lookers who' seize the oil as it is
poured and throw- it on the fires of
anti-British feelings.
l realize that traditional hatreds
and ancient grudges die. hard. I
think I can make full alowances for
these things, but I do plead with
each and all to realize that if they
have oil to pour they will better
serve their day and generation and
the cause of all humanity by select
ing troubled waters to receive their
libation and avoiding smouldering
One Vessel Completed.
In answering what he' character
ized as "wild duck' 'publications as
to the British purposes, the ambas
sador dealt first with the British
navy, saying that while more than a
,000 ships, including four battle
cruisers were under construction
when the armistice was signed, one
cruiser, the Hood, too. far advanced
to permit cancellation,' was the oijly
major ship completed
We have not at present a sinele
capital ship building or completing
and not one ship, large or small, has.
been laid, down since. the armistice,"
he said. '
The British armv and air force had
been. 'even more drastically" dealt
with, Sir Auckland continued and
dded:. It is no business of mine to.
compare these facts, with tbt corre
sponding action of any other na
tions, but I. ask you who knew your
selves to be nonmilitarist, to con
trast, them with your own national
cts if you are tempted to think Eng
land militarist." -
No Danger of Financial
Panic, Banker Declares
Cleveland, May 25. Banks of the
country are well able to carry the
nation's industry through present
difficulties, Richard S. Hawes, presi
dent of the American Bankers'" as
sociation, told delegates to the an
nual convention of the Association
of City Reserve Bankers here.
"There .is no danger ot a panic.
Mr. Hawes told the bankers. "Credit
s being given o industries steadily
in proportions to their requirements
and in keeping with the manner in
which they do business. Checks have
been placed cm risky enterprises.
We are returning steadily to a
period of normal conditions with de
flated prices and more stable rela-
tons generally in all lines of busi
Ulster Volunteers Rout
Sinn Feiners at Lisbellaw
Belfast, Ireland, May 25. The
village of Lisbellaw, Ulster, has
i , j
oeen given ine ieaa in an organize
effort to deal with Sinn Feinism.
The Udster volunteers have been re-
f M . -!- 1 1
iormea ana pictceis esiaDiisnea.
At midnight Sunday, a sergeant
going htome saw an 'armed mob
around his house. He notified the
patrol, the mill siren was sounded
and church bells rung, and the vhV
lagers turned out. The Sinn I-einers
Socialists to Notify
Debs of His Nomination
Chicago, May 25. The national
socialist party announced at its
headquarters here that a committee
of six headed by Seymour Stedman
of Chicago, will leave this week
tor Atlanta to notify Eugene Debs,
in the federal prison there, of his
nomination for the presidency of the
United State.son the socialist' ticket.
The members, of the. committee will
meet in Atlanta Saturday morning.
Grant Extradition for
Alleged Howe Bank Robber
Topeka, Kan., May 25. The appli
cation of Gov. S. R. McKelvie of
Nebraska for the extradition to that
state of Harry Kelley from Atchi
sorr, where he is being held in the
county jail, was aprpoved by Gov.
H. J. Allen. Kelley was wounded in
a battle between three allaged bank,
robbers and Atchison officers fol
lowing robbery of a bank at Howe,
Neb. . - f t '
President Descharfel
Continues to Improve
Paris, May 25. P re si d e n t
Deschannel's condition is improving.
He spent part of the afternoon in
his library at work. .At 6 o'clock in
the evening he received his physi
cian.. They issued the . following
bulletin? .
"The president's condition iontin
Ues satisfactory. There is general
soreness bur no nervousness." -
4 Lighting Fluurc, burgess Gran
den Co. Adv.
(Continued From Tint rsJ'
payment of rentals and other items
jdue the carriers from the govern
ment from the period of government
operation irfstead of withholding this
for a final settlement
ence. The government
vn.a tut. miu unu ivi iviiuhj, viv,
carriers owe the government for ad
ditions and betterments $765,821,450.
Another proposal is that payment
of the $765,821,450 by the railroads
to the government be extended over
a period of 15 years at 6 per cent
interest. This is provided in the
Cummins bill, now pending in the
If- the government should begin
paying its debts to iht railroads at
once and defer payment of the rail
road debt to the government, the
financial distress of the carriers
would be relieved, it is'; contended,
and the railroads would experience
littln difficulty in negotiating loans
on favorable terms from the banks
for the purchase of cars and loco
motives. Settlement , Big Task.
The task of settling accounts be
tween the railroads and the govern
ment as the result of the two years
of government operation is one of
colossal proportions. Swager
Sherley, director of finance in the
railway administration, said today
that on February 29. last, when the
government relinquished control, the
government was indebted to the
railroads $1,476,928,805, while the
carriers owed the government
Of the - indebtedness due the
railroads he estimated that $815.-
379,145 could be applied against
their indebtedness to the govern
ment, leaving to be paid to the rail
roads a net amount of $661,549,664
"Since March 1, about $123,000,
000 has been paid to the railroads
on account," said Mr. Sherley.
"Final settlements can be made only
when the figures are available for
the accounting division and the
magnitude of the undertaking, with
out parallel or precedent, is such as
of necessity to make the ascertain
ment of stich figures a matter of
considerable time.
Deny Demands of Railways
For Additional Revenue
Washington. Mav 25. Efficiency
of private management and the jus
tice of the railroads demands for
$1,000,000 additional revenue was de
fended by railroad representatives to
day before the Interstate Commerce
commission against boring cross ex
amination of counsel for shippers
and employes. ,v
Under private control the roads
expect to show greater efficiency and
reduced expenses, ' Daniel Willard,
president of the Baltimore"- Ohio
railroad, declared in answer to ques
tions by Glenn E. Plumb, represent
ing the railway employees.
Frank Nay, vice-president of the
Chicaga Rock Island & Pacific rail
way, explaining the questionnaire sent
out by the roads on which was
based the estimated record of an ad
ditional income, said that on account
of unsettled conditions due tf the
coal strike last fall figures for the-
year ending October 31, 1919,iwere
Additional income should be raised
entirely from freight revenue, Mr,:
May declared, and ;not from passen
ger traffic, demurrage or terminal!
Much Work Still Ahead
Of New Mexican Regime1
(Continued From First Page.)
same "activities against the de" facto
Disorder also has been reported in
San Luis TotOsi and, General Obre
gon has sent 500 men there to re
inforce the revolutionist forces.
Viila Now. Fugitive ,'
From De Facto Troops
El Paso. Tex1.. Mav 25. Gen.
Francisco Villa, bidding, defiance to
the "newest Mexican' government,
again has become an outlaw among
his own people. The bandit, with
a small force of men, was reported
today between Parral and Jimenez,
Chihuahua, the hunted quarry of de
facto troopers, with a price of 100,
000 pesos on his head, dead or
alive. .
Villa had been given until today
to decide whether he would be at
peace or war with the 73d govern
ment that has ruled Mexico in 99
years, in an ultimatum served on the
bandit by Gen. P. Elias Calles, min
ister of war for the de facto govern
ment. ,
The ultimatum was delivered to
Villa May 20 at' his camp at Boquil
las, Chihuahua, but before the time
limit had expired the bandit chief
marshaled his-men and fled to what
he considered safer haunts. His men
and horses were in excellent condi
tion because of the rest they had in
the interim between being at war
with the Carranza government and
the new.
Assesses Big Levy.
The first thing Villa did after re
ceipt of,1he de-facto government's
ultimatum was to , assess a levy to
talling $500,000 against the big min
ing companies of southern Chihua
hua, according to reports reaching
here. .
General Calles has, ordered large
bodies of troops against Villa. The
bandit, he said, would be kept con
stantly on the moveand away from
possible sources of supply. Villa
has threatened to begin another of
his notorious expeditions of train
wrecking, destruction and murder.
Mobilization is His Answer. '
Chicago Trlbnn-Omh Be Lentrd Wire.
El Paso, Tex., May 25.-k-Villa has
issued a war call to his followers in
the mountains and plains of the
north to assemble at Santa Gertru
di, Chihuahua, for a council of war.
All of his old leaders who are living
have' been asked to join Tnd many
recruits are joining Villa fr6m the
mountain mining district near Par
ral. ... .;
Villa's call to his old and "golden
cnes" is considered sufficient reply
to indicate Villa's intention of re
fusing the offer of amnesty. The
requirement that he and his body
guard go to Sonora until after the
elections in July is particularly ob;
jecf Irriable to Axilla, sine Tie is very
unpopular there and' was defeated in
that state twice
Bleacherites Arrested
For Gambling Fined;
Donate to Police Fund
Chicago, May 25. The 47 men ar
rested yesterday (or betting on the
ball games in the Chicago' National
league park lived up to the reputa
tion of "sports" when they were
arraigned in ourt. Judge Frank H.
Graham ordered them to remain
away from the bleachers hereafter
and, to keep the game clean from
"Now J will fine each pf you $l,"
said the judge. "If you're arrested
again it will be the limit. This
money will go to the fund of Officer
William Roberts, who was killed
by a train robber last week."
Some of the men gave as much
as $5 to the fund.
Held on fJheck Charge.
North ' Platte. Neb.. May 25.
(Special Telegram.) Cecil Vorhee
va .arrested here on cqmpla'ihC'of
Kearney police, who allege $at- h
passed several Iworthless checks ia
that city.
North Platte Woman Held
---' On Mann Indictmenl
North Platte, Neb.. May 25.--(Special
Telegram.) Mrs. Dorothy
Pueberry alias . Josephine Davis,
wife of Harry Dueberry of this
city, was arrested and arraigned be
for United tSates Commissioner
William H. C. ' Woodhurst on a
charge of violating the Mann act.
She was placed under $2,000 bond
to appear in the federal court at
Denver, where she was indicted
April 28. The indictment charges
that she transported Ethel May
Carroll from Denver to North
Platte for immoral purposes.
In 1919, it was estimated that
11,000,000 women over 10 years of
age in the United States were wage
How Much Discount on
Extravagant Prices?
Certainly enough, so that thinking people .
hesitate and smile. The endless use of
superlatives which too many stores have
adopted; leads one to believe that a plain
statement of facts is not convincing.
We believe, to the contrary, that there is
nothing more interesting about the mer
chandise :you purchase than to know that
it possesses distinctive style, is of depend- ,
able quality and is fairly priced in proper
relation to its true value.
Thompson,- Belden & Co. have
followed this plan since 1886.
Our Very Fine
The plain pure linen ones
of beautiful quality, 35c
and 50c each. The hand
embroidered ones for
30c to $1.
The i Madeira - embroid
ered for 60c and up to
$2.75 each.
The Spanish embroid
ered priced from 60c to
$3 each. ;. ; .;.
And the lovely Armenian
lace edged squares from
$1.50 to $2.50 each.
Are all in readiness for
the filling of vacation
lists when the lack of
such things is discovered.
North AtI -Main Floor
The Dainty
New Meredie
Fluffs. ;
That round out a slen
der figure and improve
the fit of a gown and
the grace of a woman's
silhouette, are to be
had in the corset sec
tion. They are a dainty
accessory made from
shirred net, ribbon and
lace and are' quite
worthy of your con-,
' Corset Second Floor
Children's Summer Socks
Half or Three-Quarter Length
A selection- that includes every desirable
shade, in fact it is quite the largest and best
showing we have ever had. There are
plain shades, two-toned effects, white with
colored stripes or clocking. .There are boys' '
sport hose in black, white, navy and cor
dovan. Silk socks are to be had in sky,
pink and white arid some very smart Eng
' lisi wool socks, unshrinkable, come in Sax-
ony blue, yellow, white, green, tan or black.
Stop at the Hosiery Counter and see our in
t foresting display.
Sherman & RlcConnell's
"One Cent Sale" Ends Wednesday
50c 1-lb. Cascade Linen Paper,
2 for . 51
65c bottle of 100 tablets As
pirin, 2 for 66
25c box of 24 Aspirin tablets,
' 2 for 26
50c Celluloid Nail File at
2 for ,51
50c Briar Pipe with package of
smoking tobacco, both 51
Several kinds 85c Extracts,
2 ounces for 86
$1.00 Toilet Water at 2
for 81.01
76c Toilet Water, 2 bottles
' for : 76
$1.00 Septone Hair Tonic, 2
for 81.01
60c Hand and Nail Brushes, 2 -for
ToiUt powder, hand and f-ce
Five or six kinds 25c
Paste and Powder
at 2
25c and 35c Tooth Brushes, 2
for the price of one plus lc.
Five or six kinds fine Talcum..
Powder, 2 for the price of
one plus lc. '
-lb. cake Symond's Inn
Chocolate for baking and
drinking purposes, 2 for 36
Big list of Toilet and Shampoo
Soap priced on the same lc
Hair Brushes, Lather Brushes,
Nail and Cloth Brushes, 1 at
the regular price and the
next for lc.
50c Benzoin and Almond
Cream, 2 for.., 51
ream, nail and hair and tooth
brush Seo them in our window 1 Ak your neighbor t Invettj.
gate the "One Cent Sals" plan.
Sherman & McConnell Drug Co.,
Bif, New, Beautiful Home of Down
stairs Soda Cafe "WtnUr Garden."
Juit a Rwl Nice Drug Store.
(J no. W. Cacip, Manager).
(The Old Original). '
The aala at three only of the five good drug etoree owned and operated by the
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