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The Omaha Daily Bee
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Wholesale Pork Rates Rapidly
(Jetting Down to Scale of
1917, Figures of "Big
Little Cut by Retailers
By The Associated Press.
Chicago, Dec. 2. Hogs on the
hoof have returned to what is prac
tically their 1913 prewar price, judg
ing from figures obtained from one
of the "big five" packers, fork and
pork products, at wholesale, are on
their way toward that same level,
till TnvemKe,- rrrrrt r, fli Institute
of American Meat Packers indicates
and have reached the scale prevail
ing in April, 1917, when the United
States entered the war.
Beef also is on the downward
path, the wholesome price of car
cass beef having dropped 17 per cent
since September 1, according to the
The biggest drop recorded, hbw
ever, is in live hogs. The packing
J bouse figures show pork on the hoof
brought 8 cents a pound m Novem
ber, 1913. During the war the farm
er virtually was guaranteed a mini
mum average of 17'i cents. In
' July, 1919, the price reached 23 cents
a pound.1 Today hogs are back
around 10'. centss
Retail prices, however, have not
kept pace with the tailing whole
sale market, the packing house offi
' cial said, but he declined to be quot
ed directly on the ground that re
tailers might boycott his company. I
Difference in Prices. j
Quotations from two retail deal
ers, one whose store is glassed as
a high-price establishment, and the
other as cut-rate market, show a
wide divergence in prices, partly
due, however, both said, to a differ
ence in the grade of meat handled.
The bulletin of the meat packers' !
institute says that during November j
the wholesale price ot pork loins
declined 27 per cent, making a total
drop of 45 per cent since October 1.
Other declines on November 29, as
compared with October 1, of this
Smoked hams, 33 per cent; fancy
lreakfvst bacon, 15 per cent; stand
ard bacon, 25 per cent; fresh
skinned slJoulders, 30 per cent; lard,
10 per cent.
Explaining why the wholesale
price has failed to fall as fast as
i he live stock quotations, a packing
house official said:
'"There are two features of the
comparative price situation hat
should be borne in mind. One is
he' trice of bvnro'dvtcts;:jhe other
the cof of labor.- The average ton-
;imef Naturally thinks of meat ani
mals only as they affect his table,
lie sees that the price of hogs has
dropped and he thinks, of course,
that-meat should follow at once.
! ' Much Waste.
''Only .about 76 per cent of the
live hog is meat. The other 24 per
cent consists .of waste and by-products,
.which just now have little val
ue. Also in the carcass there are
parts that must be sold for low
prices. The entire carcass does not
bring pork loin prices for example.
"Labor is now receiving much
greater awards than k did in '1913.
The total increase of plant wages
has been more than 170 per cent.
"Thus thongh there have been
substantial decreases in wholesale
pork prices, these price drops can
not quite equal the fall in live ani
mal prices. .
' Chicago's "Colored
Pona" Found Guilty
Of rVknfirtanrp fiamp
'Chicago, De 2. Dr. J. Elbert
Robinson, described as Chicago's
"colored : Fonzi," was found guilty
by a jury of operating a confidence
game .in 'connection with his finan
Dr. Robinson, who rode to and
from the court building in an im
ported racing car, Claimed he .ex
pected to recover $10,000,000 from
the American Car and Foundry
i-ompany for alleged infringement ot
SAtnts on a "hard iron wheel." He
sola his notes for several times their
face value to hundreds of negroes
and whites, the purchasers to collect
their profits should he win his patent
Conviction for a confidence game
carries a sentence of from one to 10
years in prison.
Harding Declines Offer -
Of Presidential -Yacht
Washington, Dec. 2. Senator
Harding declined President Wilson's
offer to place the presidential yacht
Mayflower at his disposal next Sat
urday on his arrival at Norfolk to
carry the president-elect to Washing
ton. It was necessaiy, the senator
said in a radio message to Secretary
Daniels, who transmKted the offer
vesterday to the steamer Pastores,
that he should make the trip by rail.
Senate to Investigate
Anthracite Coal Prices
Washington, Dec. 2. Senate in
vestigation into the prices of anthra
cite coal will begin in New York
Saturday, it ww announced by Sen
ator Calder, chairman of the senate
committee of inquiry. Senator Cal
der said the governors spf the New
England states had requested the in
Minister Held on Charge '
Of Killing Inn Proprietor
Windsor, Ont, Dec. 2. Rev. J.
O. L. Spracklin. Methodist minister;
and Canadian liquor license inspec
tor, who shot and killed Beverly
Trumble. inn proprietor, during a
nid oa the latter s hotel, was bound
to th court of assizes on a charge
of "killing and slaying"
Screen Stars' Photos Added Nebraska
To Cash Prizes in Contested n x x
Beautiful Sets of Enlarged Portraits toV T'U VUIJ LUSl
Winners in Big Identification QC uxs 1 tvt , i TV 7 11
' Who Fail to Get One of IN C a 1 Will
rrepare, movie tins, for a game
Are your wits keen?
Are you a student of close ob
servation? C;.n you recognize a photo of
your favorite film star?
Then add to your laurels in The
liee movie contest which begins next
Besides the cash prizes that arc
offered for your ability to identify
photographs of favorite film stars.
15 sets of screen stars enlarged
portraits in sepia will be given away
to winners of the contest who fail
in the cash awards.
Don't Miss Out.
The photos of Mary Pickford,
Anita Stewart, Jack Pickford,
Charles Chaplin. Katherine Mac
Donald, Constance ..Talmadge. ttor
ma Talmadge and '-Mildred Harris
arc included in each set. These
portraits are highly suitable for
Don't miss out on them.
Make up your mind to enter the
All yon have to do is to identity
the photographs of two movie stars
on the niction picture page of The
Bee beginning next Sunday and
continuing for 30 d'lys.
Watch for the coupon to enter
your name in the contest.
Lodge and New
Men Mentioned as Possible
Additions to Harding Offi
cial Family Prefer to Re-x
main in Senate.
Hy The Associated Press.
Washington, Dec. 2. Elimination
of Senator Lodge of Massachusetts
and Senator New of Indiana as
prospective officers ot .President
elect Harding's cabinet was reported
to be a definite development of the
visit here of Harry M. Daugherty
of Ohio, friend and adviser ot the
president-elect. , ) .
Mr. Daugherty conferre'd with a
number of prominent republicans, in
cluding Senators Lodge and New.
There was no announcement of the
subjects or results of the confer
ences, but close friends of the two
senators said that both had advised
Mr. Daugherty that they- desired no
cabinet position, believing that they
could perform better service for
President Harding and their party by
remaining, in the senate.
Many, matters of legislation were
said to have been discussed by Mr.
Daugherty , with his republican con
ferees. These included Senator Wat
son of Indiana, who will go to Phil
adelphia tomorrow to confer with
Senator Penrose of Pennsylvania,
chairman of the senate finance com
mittee. The question whether partial tariff
revision to meet conditions regarded
as urgent should be attenVpted dur
ing the coming session of congress,
preliminary to general tariff revision
planned after President Harding's in
auguration, was among subjects said
to have been taken up with Mr.
Regarding cabinet appointments,
republican leaders who talked with
Mr. Daugherty said there was no dis
position on the part of Mr. Daugher
ty or any other republican leader
to "frame a slate" of cabinet eligible-?
for President Harding.
Five Persons Perish
As Apartment Burns;
All Are Identified
New York, Dec. 2. Identification
of the last of the five victims who
perished early today amid flames
that swept a five-story apartment
house in West Fifty-second street,
as Betty Jones, wife of Bobby Jones,
a London dancer, was made tonight.
The other victims were:
Dr! F. M. Potter", veterinary of
the New York Hippodrome, trainer
of animals and owner of race horses.
Ms. Eva Luscombe, English pre
mier danseuse adn actress, the wife
of Victor Luscombe, an employe of
Mrs, Harold B..Reid, vocal stu
dent of Goderich, Ont.
Mrs. Jessie Jenkins of California,
sister of Mrs. Reid. ,.
The police started an investigation
after receiving reports that stairways
were missing between certain floors
of the building and there were no
fire escapes. " '
Senator to File Raising
Live Stock Grazing Fee
Salt Lake City( Dec. 2. In sup
port of the fight which Senator
William H. King of Utah has an
nounced he "will make in congress
to prevent an increase in grazing
fees for live stock upon national
forest reserves, Thomas Redmond,
secretary of the Utah Cattle and
Horse Growers' association. states
that three conventions which will
assemble in Salt Lake beginning
next Monday, will adopt resolutions
which will be forwarded to Wash
Descendant of Galindo's
Of Spain Dies In San Jose
San Jose, Cal., Dec. 2. James
Alonzo Forbes, 77, historian who
traced his ancestors back to the
Calindo family in Spain,-which was
said to have sacrificed . its jewels
in order to insure the success ot
Christopher Columbus' explorations,
died here today. He had been ill for
Motion picture theaters in Omaha
and Council Bluffs will co-operate
with you in this contest. Portraits
of the film stars 33 they appear
daily in The Bee will be flashed on
the screen Tf each theater.
The contest will be great sport for
Get in the game.
It is open to men, women and
The only set rules to follow are:
Fill out the Movie Contest coupon
in next Sunday Bee. j
Mail all identifications within
three days of publication to the
Movie Contest Editor, Omaha Bee.
Place the name of the sender and
the serial number of the photograph-;
on the envelope.
Cash awards:are as follows:
Five awards of (each) .". . . 5
Don't skip a day during the con
test. Make arrangements with your
newsdealer or newsboy to get a copy
of The Bee, beginning Sunday.
Wheat Prices on
Board of Trade
Advance 11 Cents
Suggestions of Possible Bread
Shortage in United .Stales
Bring Buying Scare
Chicago. Dec. 2.-f-Suggestions of
the possible coming shortage of
bread supplies in the United States,
accompanied a buying scare today
in the wheat pit. Prices ran up 11
cents a bushel for March delivery,
the principal future contract traded
in at present. '
The sudden bulge lilted March
wheat to $1.66, nearly 20 cents
higher than last Friday, when the
markeOwas in a state of collapse
owing to a series of agricultural
bank failures in. North Dakota and
an extraordinary combination of
other depressing circumstances. The
long, downward plunge of other
prices, which then culminated, had
beemalrerr advantage of from time
to time by European interest to ac
quire ownership of large amounts
of wheat, but it was not generally
realized until today that the total
of foreign buying might ultimately
If figures that were current among
dealers turned out to be near fne
truth, the export surplus in this
country has now been reduced to
60.000,000 bushels, a total ot ls.UUU,
000 bushels less than the aggregate
ordinarily on hand when a new har
vest is beginning about July.l.
Nervousness over the export situa
tion was added to bv statements
that the new crop in Australia had
been mostly brought up, presum
ably for Europe and that the Ar
gentine harvest was being inter
fered with owing to adverse weather.
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Diurrs inier uses
A attempt on the part of a bur
glar to loot the home of Herbert
Finch on Twenty-fifth street, Coun
cil Bluffs, Sunday morning after he
had drugged Mr. Finch with chloro
form was frustrated by his wife,
who was awakened by the fumes
of the drug, according to a report at
police headquarters yesterday morn
ing. Mrs. Finch awakened just in time
to see a man crawlinsr on his hands
and knees around the foot of the-f
bed, she told police. She did not
move until he escaped, then she at
tempted, to arouse her .husband. She
found him unconscious and turned
on the lights.
The thief had placed a cloth, sat
urated with chloroform, over Mr.
Finch's face. His wife removed the
cloth, but did not succeed in 1 re
suscitating her husband for several
hours. The episode was not re
ported to police until yesterday.
Nothing was taken from the home
by the burglar, althought a quantity
of money and jewelry were in the
American Physician Is
Prisoner in Moscow
Riga. DecN2. A letter received at
American Red Cross headquarters
here, signed by Dr. S. A. Jaugur
of Chicago, asserts that the doctor'
though an American physician, is
imprisoned in .Moscow, the letter
adds that he was captured by the
Soviets while discharging his duties
as a member of the American Red
Brave Janitor Wanted to
Take Place of One Murdered
One brave janitor who doesn't be
lieve in ghost stories.
This is the sort of an appeal Mayor
Smith believes will be necessary to
secure a permanent janitor to suc
ceed G. F. Lung, who was murdered
in the basement of the First Con
gregational church last Saturday
Wanted on Check Charge.
. Beatrice, Neb., Dec. 2. (Special.)
County .Attorney Vascy filed a
complaint in Judge Craig's court
against Frank Brown of Wymore,
charging him with issuing a worth
less check for $26 to V. C. Klcnping-
, er, a painter of Beatrice.
Stale Plans k Make Fight for
$1,000,000 Estate Left hy
Late Omaha Tobacco
The state of Nebraska, it was
leatfed yesterday, will fight for the
00,000 estate left by the late John
Xeal. western district manager of
the K. I. Reynolds Tobacco com
pany, who died in Omaha August
29. It will be the first suit of its
kind ever brought in this state.
If the state wins, Douglas coun
ty will also benefit to the extent of
$50,000 to $75,000 in inheritance
The suit hinges on whether Mr.
Neal was a resident of Nebraska or
of North Carolina at the time of his
The suit will be a legal contest
between these two states, for an
estate conservatively estimated at
Notified of Move.
Assistant Attorney . General Al
fred C. Munger notified the Douglas
county court ''officials yesferday of
the move undertaken by the attorney
He went to Lincoln yesterday,
taking with htm a complete history
of this unusual case.
In Lincoln, he and Attorney Gen
eral Davis will determine just what
procedure to follow in the case.
Actions will probably be brought in
the federal court and in the North
Lost Will Involved.
A lost will and an alleged widow
and son of the supposed Omaha
bachelor are involved.
The state's interest in the big
estate is this:
If the typewritten copy of Neat's
wH (the original has not been seen
since Mr. Neat's death) is disal
lowed; and if the claims of the al
leged widow and son' are disproved,
then the entire estate wr!l go to the
coffers of thc slate the state of j
which Neal was a legal resideni
when he died.
Application Made Here.
Nobody here seemed to question j
that Mr. Neal was a legal resident
ot Nebraska at the time of his
death. Franklin Shotwell, named
executor together with a trust com
pany in North Carolina, made ap
plication tor probate of the will iri
the Douglas county court a few
days after Neal died.
The will copy, on file in county
court, left big blocks of stock in the
Reynolds Tobacco company to vari
ous personal friends of Neal, in
cluding 100 shares to Franklin Shot
wlel, an Omaha attorney, and 300
shares to Mr. Shotwell's young
f daughter, ihe residue ot the es
tate was oequeathea to two or
phans .homes in North Carolina, in
which Neal, an orphan, had been
All was going peacefully toward
, (Turn to Page Two. Column One.)
Need Warm Shoes
Whole Footwear Means Hap
piness to Tots Supplied by
Bee Shoe Fund.
There are many-children in this
dty to whom shoes are a luxury. A
pair of shoes means great happiness
These kiddies are victims of fate.
Their fathers are dead or have de
serted them. Their mothers toil
bravely, often in sickness, to pro
vide a "living'' for their broods.
Your dollar brings a heap of hap
piness to these little ones.
There's a, "waiting list" of waifs
with tattered, shoes.
If you can help, send or bring your
contribution to The Bee ofHfe to be
added to the Free Shoe Fund.
Previously reported S43S.SA
i. II. A 5.00
A Friend of the Kids 2.00
In Memory of Maurice Lannlnr,
"Killed tn Action" 10.00
W. S. Vox, Council Bluffs fi.00
President Still Working
On Message to Congress
' Washington, Dec. It President
Wilson still is at work on his an
nual message to congress and it was
indicated that it probably would not
be completed before the end of this
weok or early next week. It is un
derstood that the' present plan is to
communicate it to congress hext
Tuesday, the day following the open
ing of the session.
The president is expected to make
a number of recommendations re
garding taxation and government fi
nances, and senators from the west
ern and southern states are hopeful
that he also will deal with the situa
tion which the farmers are facing as
a result of falling prices for their
Object of Federal
Houston, Tex., Dec. 2. In what
was said to be "the opening of a nation-wide
campaign, federal prohibi
tion agents here seized virtually all
of Houston's visible supply of
Christmas branded cherries and
mincemeat, put up in glass jars prior
Armed with search warrants and
a moving van, the agents seized
more than 400 jars of fruit from eight
or 10 retail grocery stores.
The agents assert that the fruit
contained more than one-half of 1
PSI cent, si alSPhpi, .
( I l-o1 I . LLJ
Inauguration of President Isj
Fourth Peaceful Ceremony
Of Kind Held in Last
... , Century. ;
By The Associated Press. ' .
Mexico City, Dec'. 2. General Al
varo Obregon was inaugurated pres
irlent nf Mpxit-o at midnight Tups-
day. The simple ceremony of tak
ing the oath of office marked the
fourth time in the republic's history
of 99, years that the executive pow
er has been transferred peacefully.
George T. Summerlin, charge d'af
faires for the United States, was
among those present, at the cere
mony. Provisional President de la Huerta,
who sat at General Obregon's right
as he was sworn in, in the chamber
of deputies, was the first to embrace
the new president, ar.d as the suc
cession of retiring and newly-appointed
cabinet ministers,' members
of congress and other officials, greet
ed President Obregon, moving pic
ture machines clicked, and energetic
photographers kept up a fusillade
of flash lights. The diplomatic gal
lery was filled.
It is understood Mr. Summerlin at
tended the ceremonies in his person
al capacity and without any of the
members of the embassy staff hav
ing received instructions from Wash
ington to appear as a courtesy to
the incoming president. .
Divorce of Duchess
Opens TFWo Romances
By ROBERT J. PREW.
(LolTerwl Service Staff Correspondent.)
London, Dec. 2. The recent di
vorce decree of the duchess of Mart
borough, daughter of the late Wil
liam K. Vanderbilt, has opened the
way to the realization of two fresh
While it is understood that- the
former Consuel Vanderbilt is to'
marry" Jacques Balsan, well, known
French turfman, friends of the duke
today said that as soon as the decree
obtained by the duchess is made ab
solute next May, he will wed Phyl
lis Boyd, beautiful daughter of Cap
tain and Lady William Boyd, whose
mother is a sister ot the earl ot
Munster. Captain Boyd is a well
known figure at the English race
Philippine Island Solons
Oppose Prohibitory Law
Manila, P. I., Dec. 1. The joint
committee of the house and senate,
5 nnni n t af flip 1acf epecinn n f Vip
legislature to study the liquor ques- i
tion, has prepared a report against
the passage of a prohibition law in
the Philippines, it was announced
today. The report says that there
is no necessity for prohibition, as
the liquor business :r. the Philip
pines declined slightly in volume last
Large Tonnage of Iron
Is Shipped From Duluth
Duluth, Minn., Dec. 2. The total
shipment of iron ore for the season
reached approximately 50,000,000
tons, according to figures an
Total shipments from all the
docks at the 'head of the lakes for
the season show an increase of ap
proximately 7.700,000 tons over last
year, when 4U,O67,8?0 tons were
Shows Spirit of
Chamher Member "Deals
Off His Arm" While Friends
Attend Big Banquet.
"Onward Omaha" plans discussed
by members of the Omaha Chamber
of Commerce, at the Auditorium last
night will be. discussed with large
freight shippers in all parts of the,
country by J. L. Fox, traveling
freight agent of the Canadian Pacific
railroad, as he travels in the United
States and Canada in search of busi
ness for his company.
And thereby hangs a talc.
Also a Rock Island freight agent
with headquarters in Omaha feels
that he has his shoulder to the wheel
helping shove Omaha onward.
Musing as he carried his tray in
a cafeteria, while fellow members
of the Chamber of Commerce were
seated at a seven course banquet, the
Omaha railroad man reluctantly told
of his sacrifice, that a visitor should
leave the city boasting of the enter
prise of Omaha citizens.
Overhearing the business seeker
from Canada remark that h would
like to attend the banquet, as Omaha
seemed composed of such an excep
tionally "live wire, bunch" of busi
ness men, the Omahan generously
proffered his ticket to the Audi
torium meeting. In making hrs offer
he was confident that he could ob
tain another tickei ?t the door.
But alas and alack!
On arriving at the banquet he was
informed that every seat was re
served. All dinner engagements had
been canceled weeks before and he
lonesomely ate alone.
"I would go and get a few freight
shipments away from our Canadian
rival t'onigftt," he remarked, "just to
even up with Fox. But. what's the
use? Everybody But me is at the
I. C. C. Approves Grain
Rates -Now Used in Oregon
Washington, Dec. 2. The inter
state commerce commission today
approved existing rates on grain and
grain products, in carloads, from
points in Idaho, eastern Washing
ton and eastern Oregon to Port
land and Astoria, Ore., and inter
mediate points, and to Vancouver,
Wash., and rates on class and com
modity shipments between Portland
and Vancouver and points in the Co
Rafcs on class and commodity
shipments between Portland and
Vancouver and points in the Colum
bia1 river basin south of the Snake
river were held to be unduly prejudi
cial to the extent that they exceed
90 per cent of the rate applied on like
traffic between Columbia rived basin
points and Aslria or Tacoma or
points on Gray's harbor and Wil
Double Golden Wedding
Reception to Be Held
Celebration of two golden wed
ding anniversaries will be held at
Westminster Presbyterian church,
Twenty-ninth and Mason streets, the
evening of December 10, in the form
of a reception in Jionor of Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Waterman and Mr. and
Mrs. Wiley Middleton, 5170 Jones
street. Mrs. Henry E. Maxwell is
in charge of the reception.
Four Sets of Twins Born.
Chester. Pa., Nov. 27. The birth
of four Sets of girl twins was re
ported to the department of vital
statistics of the local health board.
The parents are Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Harris Slater, Mr. and Mrs.
Horn's S.'.letzky, Mr.'and Mrs. Irwin
Rcist and Mr. and Mrs. John Monroe
On Last Leg of
Pastores Headed for Florida
Over Smooth Seas To Dock
At Norfolk Before Noon
By The Associated Press.
On Board the Steamer Pastores,
Dec. 1. Passing northward through
the Bahamas late today, the steamer
Pastores ' with President-elect 'Hard
ing on board, homeward bound from
the canal zone, headed up toward
the Florida coast over the smoothest
seas she had sailed since leaving
Mrs. Harding, who had been in her
stateroom during most of the voy
age, was on deck in the afternoon.
Senator Harding made the most of
the fine weather, spending several
hours playing shuffleboard.
j At her present speed the Pastores
should dock at Norfolk before noon
Saturday. An elborate program
has been arranged for Senator
Harding's entertainment there, but
it is uncertain how much of it can
be carried out. If the steamer ar
rives in time he will go to Newport
News for a visit to the naval station',
possibly making an address there
and return to Norfolk for an after
noon address in 1 the Tabernacle.
Saturday evening he expects to at
tend a dinner in his honor by the
Norfolk Chamber of Commerce.
After his speech to be delivered
Sunday at the Elks' celebration in
Bedford. Va., he probably will go
to Washington, although that ha?
not been definitely settled.
Senator Harding probably will
look in at the opening of the con
gressional session Monday, being
thus the first president-elect ever to
sit in his place in the senate.
Minneapolis Buys Five
;Players, Two Pitchers
Minneapolis, Minn., Dec. 2.
Purchase of five ball . players was
announced today by the Minneapolis
American Association club. The
men are Fisher and Cullop, pitchers;
Stevenson and Stanage, infielders,
and Novak, catcher. All played in
the South Dakota league this year.
Medicos See Movies of
War Surgery Wonders
Boston, Dec. 2. X-ray motion
pictures showing the shell-smashed
arm of a soldier being restored to
normal and the shatteredJione being
replaced by 10 inches of grafted shin
bone was shown to Boston surgeons
at the conference of the Clinical and
Friday fair and slightly warmer. ' .
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to 36 hours from temperature a fol
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Is Taken To
Hitchcock ' to Introduce Kill
Making Profits of Federal
Reserve Banks Available
For Agricultural Loans.
Credit to Germany Urged
Washington, Dec. ?. The plight
of farmers due to falling prices was
taken today to congress.
Agricultural committees of the sen
ate and iifcu.se in joint session, be
rati hearings on conditions brought
iboiit by falling prices preliminary
to devising relief measures. They
decided to ask Secretary Houston
and Governor Harding of the federal
reserve board to come before them
tomorrow after Eugene Meyer, jr.,
former head of the war finance cor
poration, had declared that rehabil
itation of that body would go a
long step toward furnishing the de
sired relief, by financing exports of
Senator Hitchcock cf Nebraska
told the conference he planned to
introduce measures making availably
the profits of the federal reserve
banks, amounting to about $60,000,
OO, for loans to agricultural inter
ests. Governor Harding with whom
the Nebraska senator conferred, is
sued a statement sayirg that neither
he nor the board had taken any stand
on the proposition. L'e declared he
had criticised Senator Hitchcock's
plan but that the matter was 011 f
fiot witnin the provin-.e of the board,
as it concerned the use-of fund-
which the- law required should be
paid into the treasury.
Credit to Germany.
Legislation extending a $1,000,
000,000 credit to Germany was advo
cated before the joint committee by
J. J. Bratter of New York, who
claimed to represent the German
government, while Senator Smoot
of Utah announced lie- would pro
pose an embargo on imports of wool
for relief of American wool growers
in a bill he will offer Monday.
Representative Campbell of Kan
sas suggested that profits of the
grain corporation, about llOO.OOOfW;,
be made available for loans to
Mr. Meyer told the joint commit
tee that the act creating the war
finance corporation was passed four
months after the armistice and in
tended by congress to bridge over
the situation by financing exports
until - normal conditions were re
stored. He said condi'ions now were
those to which congress had in mind
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Leaps to His Death
From Omaha Bridge
In full view of several employe
of the American Smelting works, an
unidentified man committed suicide
yesterday afternoon at 4 by leaping
from the rail at the center of the
Douglas street bridge into the Mis
A few minutes before the tragedy
the man had entered the office of
the Cady Lumber Co., Sixth- and
Dougjas streets, and asked A. H.
Grant for car fare to get across the
bridge. He then went outside and
shortly after was seen to jump into
Efforts by police to recover the
body have thus far been unsuccess
ful. The man was described as being
about 45 and shabbily dressed. He
wore a brown' suit, the coat of
which was torn; a grey sweater and
a browi hat. The hat was recovered
by Charles and August, Faust, 5530
Sputh Twelfth street. The man's
face was covered with several days'
growth of "beard.
"Buy a Barrel of Flour
Campaign Is Launched
Chicago, Dec. 2. A "buy a barrel
ot Hour now campaign was
launched here, by the Farmers Na
tional Grain Dealers association. H.
R. Meiseh, president of the organiza
tion, announced that the 600,000
farmers who hold stock ' in 4.800
farmers' elevators would be urged
to lay in their winter's flour supply
now, "while the price is right."
"Our figures show, that the United
States has sold for export, nearly
all of the wheat it can safely ex
port." Mr. .Meisch said. "Nearly
1.000,000 bushels of wheat are being
sold for export every day. Soon
it will be a fight for American flour
or wheat between America and Eu-,
Bank Robbers Sentenced X
To Indeterminate Terms
Salt Lake. City, Dec. 2. Edward
Harris and Joe Wall, found guilty of
robbingthe Bank of St. George t
St. George, Utah, November 13. of
$5,000, were sentenced to indeter
minate terms in the state prison
from one to 20 yeaw by Judge
Evans. The men broke into the
bank and left in an automobile for
Nevada. They scattered unnegoti
able securities along the highway and
this trail of paper led to their cap
ture shortly after crossing the Utah
Des Moines ChoseTi for Next
Convention of Baptists
Minneapolis, Dec. 2. Des Moines,
la., was chosen as meeting place
next June, of the annual convention
of the general board of promotion
of the Northern Baptist church at
the concluding session of the con
vention held here.
Mullen in Washington,
Washington, Dec. 2 (Special
Telegram.) Arthur F. Mullen, e
deiuocralic national committeeman
of Nebraska, is in Washington on
mailer-, hrfurc the Treasury depart
ment and the Department of Justice.
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