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V VOL. 50 NO. 174.
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Few Lower House Chairman
ships Undecided Fights
Are Made on Several
(Sena je Committee Meets
Linct' ii, Neb., Jan. 5. (Special.)
A nt pber of the important low
er house committee chairmanships
were still up in the air today with
' much jockeying by candidates for
appointment. A few, however, ap
pear to be almost certain,. They
Barbour of Scotts Bluff, chairman
of committee on waterways and ir
Rodman cf Kimball, chairman of
McLeod jof Schuyler, chairman of
committee on engrossed and en
'Cole of Antelope, chairman of fish
r.nd game committee.
Good a "Dark Horse."
Frantz of Eagle- was lokoed upon
34 s the choice for chairman of the
mnuttee on banking: with a pos-
lity tha.v -ood of Peru, might lie
oars norsc. so iar vjooa nas
not been an aplicant for any chair
Good is also looked upon as ft
possible chairman of the committee
on finance, although an aggressive
fight for this appointment is being
made by Axtell of Fairbury. Good
is not on the committee of commit
tees, while Axtell is a Third district
member- of that committee.
Gifford of Pawnee City must face
a fight this 'year for the chairman
ship of the committee on fees and
salaries; because when he headed the
committee two years ago he fought
certain proposed salary increases. A
tiumber of employes of the state are
looking to the present session for in
creased wages and look upon Gifford
as a detriment to their plans,
i Williams for Tax Committee.
It is almost certain that Williams
of Fairmont will head the committee
on taxation, which promises to be
more than ordinarily important be
cause of sweeping taxation reforms
promised at this 'session.
Behrens and Sandquist, both Third
'district men, are fighting for the
chairmanship of the committee on
agriculture. However, the odds
seem to favor Vance of Hastings for
- Byrum of Franklin, Anderson ot
fcnox and Snow of Chadron are all
looked upon as possibilities for the
chairmanship on the committee OH
.iication.- ' ; 4, 1 . ' ,
The committee on children's code
Is new one thi3 vear, made neces
sary by the bushels of bills to save
the children that promise to be intro
duced in the interests of the chil
dren's code commission. This com
mittee will handle all bills pertaining
to that subject, i
r Veterans Get Plums. -".The
senate committee on commit
tees spent most of the day working
out committee assignments. A few
.' (TUrn to rant Six, Column Four.)
Launch Campaign to
; Cut Building Costs
Chicago, Jan. 5. A national cam
paign to reduce building costs was
launched by lumber manufacturers
at a meeting today.
"Lumber has come down in price
an average of 30 per cent," said R.
B. Goodinan of Marinette, Wis.,
chairman. "The lumber industry has
absorbed its war inflation and we
fee! it is up to other building com
modities to ."follow.' Lumber repre
sents ony about 30 per cent of the
- tost of the average building and not
more than 35 per cent of the cost of
a wooden building."
rrians. were made ior calling rep
resentatives of the brick, cement,
tile, roofing and plumbing industries
Kins Sends Condolences to
Family of New York Man
Brussels, Jan. 3 King Albert has
Instructed the Belgian ambassador
to the United States to convey 'the
condolence of the king to the family
of the late Alexander J. Hemphill, of
New York, whose death occurred last
week, it was announced. . In' his
message King Albert added he
would always remember Mr. Hemp
hill's notable service toward the feed
ing of the Belgians during the war
when Mr. Hemphill acted as treas
urer of the commission for relief in
lAppeaVof MUs Panlvuurst
iom j au i erm Dismissed
; London. Jan. 5. An appeal by
Syfvit Pankhurst from a sentence to
six months' imprisonment for at
tempting to cause sedition in the
jiavy was dismissed with costs. Miss
Pankhurst was released November
3 on 2,000 pounds bail, pending ap
peal from the sentence, which was
imposed October 28.
At the time of her . release she
signed an undertaking to sever her
connection with the newspaper. The
First Negro Legislator in
Missouri Takes Office
Jefferson City, . Mo., Ian. 5. W.
G. Moore, first negro to be seated in
the Missouri legislature, took oath
vau.v. iiv nas 1 win ,11.
3iA.li uiMiici, iae lasiuuiiauic nesi
End" of St. Louis.
The seat occupied by Mr. Moore
is one of the most conspicuous in
the hall, being on the center aisle,
sear that of Representative A. F.
Nilker. The desk was literally
orered with flowers,
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Howlin 2 of Moose
Tales of Hardships Endured by Lost Airmen Related
By Indian Trappers Men . Forced to Eat Car
rier Pigeons to Avoid Starvation Expected
To Reach Railway Line by Friday.
By The Aeaoclated Prcaa.
Hearst, Ont., Jan. 5. Tales of ter
rible hardships endured with the ut
mast fortitude by the three stranded
American naval balloonists from
Rockaway. N. Y., in the frozen wilds
of the Canadian north, were related
here today by Indian trappers arriv
ing from the lower Hudson bay dis
Their stories, in the main, cor
roborated reports from Cochrane that
the airmen were on the verge of
starvation and were forced to rat
their two remaining carrier pigeons
to keep alive. The men are now
slowly wending their way back to
civilization by dog train, with the
thermometer registering 30 degrees
below zero. Unless unusual storms
are encountered, they should reach
Mattice no later than Friday. A
Pullman coach will be placed at their
disposal when they leave the trail
According to the stories of the
Indians, the howling of a moose dog
caught in a trap at Shipsands, the
original trading post of the Hudson
Bay company, was responsible? for
the safety of the airmen last Sunday.
When they heard the dog's cries, the
balloonists decided to land. The
great balloon"1 struck in a clump of
trees 10 miles south of the post and
its occupants were almost stripped
of their clothing in the perilous de
scent. . . - , ' .
At the time of the landing the
mercury was only 10 degrees below
zero, the mildest weather for this
season of the year in the history of
the trading post. When the men
Foreign Relations Committee
Adjourns Following Pro
tracted Session Another
Washington, Jan; 5. Another dis
cussion of world naval disarmament
before the senate foreign relations
committee today was without result.
The committee adjourned subject to
the call of the chairman, expected
within a few days. ..
-s-Thfrtntife session of -the comtrnK
fee today was taken up - with the
presentation of arguments by Sena
tor Walsh, democrat, Montana, in
favor of his resolution requesting the
president to send an American rep
resentative to ' sit with the general
disarmament commission of -, the
league of nations, and the Borah res
olution, proposing independent ne
gotiatipns with Gieat Britain ; and
Japan, was not taken up. . '
The committee met in executive
session. Senator Walsh was under
stood to have taken the position that
military and naval disarmament must
be accomplished together. He ar
gued that it was not feasible, as pro
posed by Senator Borah, to deal sole
ly with naval disarmament.
Senator Walsh also was said to
have argued that the contention that
participation of an American rep
resentative in the league of nations'
disarmament proceedings would in
volve America in the league's affairs
was not sound.
- On this point Senator Borah said
that if America was to enter the
le ague he wanted it ' done - "by the
front door and not by the back."
No further hearings are planned
by the committee and final action is
expected at the next session.
Resolutions Gill for
Ousting of Socialists
Albany, X. Y.. Jan. 5. Two reso
lutions calling for the unseating of
the three socialist members of the
New York assembly were introduced
in the legislature. .
One measure called for expulsion
of Assemblyman Solomon on the
ground that he had ! been expelled
last year for disloyalty. ;
The other was directed" against
Assemblyman Samuel Orr and
Henry Jager,. alleging that as social
ists they could not consistently take
the assemblyman's oath of office.
Three Bandits Get $18,000
'From Branch Detroit Bank
Detroit, Jan. S. Three . armed
bandits locked the manager and clerk
of the west side branch of the Michr
igan State Bank of Detroit in the
vault and escaped with $18,000. The
men were imprisoned two hours be
fore the robbery was discovered.
Deathbed Confession ,
Discloses Identity of
World War Veteran
Charleston. S. C, Jan. 5. Through
a deathbed disclosure by nhe wom
an who reared him, Robert Hayes
cf Xesquehoming, Pa., a World war
veteran, has learned he was kid
raped from Wrightsville Beach, N.
C.,,25 years ago, and that his real
name is Harry Teboe and his home
is in this city.
Teboe was severely wounded in
France. When he recovered and re
turned to this county, he found that
the woman who raised him was dy
ing. She sought to tell him about
his kidnaping, but had not the
strength. All she could say was,
"read the Bible." Teboe. examined
the family Bible and there found a
record disclosing he had been kid
raped at the age of 7 while visiting
his sister, Mrs. J. R. Turney, at
Wrightsville Beach, and taken to
Pennsylvania, where he was reared
under the name of Robert Hayes,
8wm - CIt kUHtr May :iJ
0. Uaatr AeV'"'"
extricated themselves from the
wreckage, the first words were ut
tered by Lieut. Walter Hinton, a
veteran of the historic transatlantic
flight in the NC-4. who extended
"gracious thanks" to the Almighty
for their existence.
. The next thought of the men was
to express thanks to the unfortunate
dog, whdse howls caused them to
descend. For almost 40 hours the
Americans had mocked death in a
raging storm and for the time be-;
ing they were too exhausted to do
anything but congratulate ,t hem
selves upon their safe landing.
The airmen had been drenched to
the skin and icicles hrng over their
torn clothing. For four days they
wandered , aimlessly in the wilder
ness and were at the point of de
spair when they were discovered by
a frightened Indian trapper
Before attempting a descent, the
balloonists told. George McLeod, an
Indian mail carrier, who brpught the
news of their descent to the outside
world, they jockeyed for eight hours
to find a safe place. During that
time they were tossed by a raging
gale that at times reached a velocity
of. 70 miles an hour. f ' :
' ' Land in Treetops.
' They decided to chance it when
they: heard the howling dog, and as
they, descended Lieut. Stephen Far
rell" spied a smokestack in the dis
tance, It disappeared from view
when they struck the tree tops, and
when they' crawled from the balloon
there was no sign of a habitation
They at last made camp for the
(Torn to Page Six, Column Two.) '
Plan to Protect j;'
From Prof iteers
Bill Prohibiting Restaurant
And Hotel Keepers From
' Raising Prices Introduced
Washington, Jan. S. Measures
proposing protection for inaugural
crowds March 4, from gouging hotel
keepers, restaurant proprietors and
landlords, as well as from plck
pocketsT were introduced in the'
Tenife 'ind their "authors gave notice
they would be pressed.
The measures were offered as the
senate was adopting a resolution ap
propriating $50,000 to build a stand
at the capitol and to defrays other
expenses in connection with the in
auguration of President-elect Hard
ing. An attempt to cut the appro
priation to $10,000 failed.
A resolution introduced by Sena
tor McCumber, republican, North
Dakota,' would prohibit hotels from
charging more than the rate charged
during the last month and the pres
ent month. He said congress would
provide police protection from pick
pockets,, and asked if any protection
Was to be given from "the bigger
Senator Jones, republican, Wash
ington, offered a bill which would
go further in protecting visitors. It
would authorize commissioners of
the District of Columbia to regulate
charges for meals and lodgings from
February 28, to March 10, and viola
tors would be liable to fines of from
$100 to $1,000 and prison sentences
of six months. , ,
Plans of the inaugural committee
got into the senate discussion dur
ing the debate. Senator Lenroot, re
publican, Wisconsin, said ,it was; his
opinion the inauguration should and
at the capitol when the president
elect took office. s
New Yorker Predicts
Prosperity in 1921
'Chicago,' Jari. 5 that 1921 would
bring prosperity to all with the will
ingness and ability to take advantage
of its opportunity, was the predic
tion of Charles B. Mitchell, president
of the National City company of
New York, in a speech before the
Chicago Assaciation of Commerce.
, Mr. Mitchell also assailed those
persons who, he said, were obstruct
ing reconstruction by refusing to
join in the liquidation movement cur
rent in trade circles, condemned de
lays in public utility inprovement
and criticized the federal excess pro
fits' tax system, which lie said, was
a strong contributing influence in
placing a damper on building.
France Well Supplied
With Coal for Six Months
Paris, Jan. 5. France has a. sur
plus of coal large enough to supply
all her economic and domestic needs
for six months, it was statedly
both governmental and commercial
officials. Contracts with American
coal companies for more than $100,
000.000 worth of coal have been can
celed, these authorities said, while
the price of American coal delivered
ct French ports has fallen from $32
a ton to $12.50 a ton, within two
Mayor Resigns From Party
Davenport, la., Jan. 5. Dr. C. L.
Barewald, mayor of Davenport,
electfd on the socialist ticket a year
ago, is no longer a socialist. He has
announced his resignation from the
Purely local issues prompted the
mayor to leave his party, it was said
today. With him in the council are
five socialist and three republican aldermen,
M ee t i 11 g
Mayor Calls Halt to Considera
tion of Budget After Com
missioners Exchange Per
sonalities With Citizens.
Wage Increases Opposed
The city council adjourned pro
tempore as a budget board yesterday
afternoon, with this statement from
Mayor Smith: "I think we had bet
ter resume this work when we arc
in 9 better humor."
The council began its deliberations
of .making the annual appropria
tions. Commissioner W. G. Ure of
the department of accounts and
finance advised the council that there
will be available for 1921 in the gen
eral fund a total of $2,405,982.17,
from which must be deducted the
1920 overdraft of $107,000 in the po
lice fund, leaving a net amount of
$2,298,982 17 for the various depart
The total of the 1920 funds was
$2,218,000 and the 1921 net general
fund will be $80,000 additional.
Robert S. Trimble, David Cole.
Clark G. Powell, J. David Larson
and C. A. Grimmell of the Chamber
of Commerce appeared before the
council . to recommend that no gen
eral salary increases be considered
for city employes this year, in view
of a downward tendency of living
costs. . ,' ,;
The attitude of the representatives
of the Chamber of Commerce drew
the fire of City Commissioners Zim
man and Butler, resolttng in the ex
change of personalities, which led
the conferees into the. realm of liv
ing -costs. Mr.. Zimman explained
that' he contemplated an increase
of $10 per month for the fire
men, and added that this increase
would give them 41 cents an hour,
based on 12 hours a day. Members
of the Chamber of Commerce com
mittee stated that they came with
open minds as to the merits of in
creasing firemen and policemen.
"What has the Chamber of Com
merce ever done to help reduce the
high cost of living in Omaha?"
asked Commissioner Butler while
Mr. Trimble had the floor. s
Mr. Trimble stated that his com
mittee was. not accorded :omteou
treament and that he did not : ex
pect ever to appear again in the city
council chamber. .
- Butler Wants Competition.
"If anybody is not satisfied with
the wav the citv arovernment has
been managed, let him pay $10 filing
fees' aftiffurl fortify commissioner
this spring," said Commissioner
Mayor Smith and Commissioner
Ure assured thei men from ' the
Chamber of 'Commerce that repre
sentatives" from any organization
were welcome in the city council
chamber if they had suggestions to
offer as to how the taxpayers' money
'should be expended.
Police Commissioner Ringer made
a plea for an increase for the police
men, stating that they are required
to dress neatly and that many have
families to support.
"I know one policeman who has
(Tarn to Page Six, Column Three.)
Carried to Court,
Pleads Not Guilty
Seward, Neb., Jan. 5. (Special
Telegram.) Patrick McFarland,
charged with the murder of Mayor
G. A.. Merriam of Seward Decem
ber 21, was given a hearing in
county court today and through liis
attorneys entered a plea of not
He was unable to stand and hear
the charges read due to his illness,
following an attempt to end his
own life by slashing his throat with
a razor. He was carried from the
jail on' a stretcher, but was able to
sit in a chair in the court room.
He has refused to speak since his
arrest. After killing Mayor Mer
riam he attempted to kill Mrs. Mer
riam, his mother-in-law and his wife.
McFarland was bound over to the
district court for trial at the March
term, but physicians hold little hope
that he will live until the trial.
Panama Canal Traffic -J
i Breaks All Records
Washington, Jan. 5 Volume of
traffic through the 1 Panama canal
during 1920, established a new high
toll record, exceeding that of 1919 by
approximately 50 per cent. A cable
received at the Panama Canal office
from the acting governor of the
canal reported the increase, also
said tolls collected during Desember,
amountig, to $10,295,000, exceeding
those of any month in the history
of the canal, except September.
Commercial vessels passing through
the -canal during 1920, the message
said, numbered 2,184,. aggregating
10,378,00 net tons and carrying a
cargo of 11.236,00 tons.
Mother and Daughter Die
In Early Morning Hotel Fire
Fort Worth, Tex., Jan. 5. Two
women were burned to death in a
fire which destroyed' the Lone Star
hotel at Desdemona, an oil town in
Eastland county, this morning. The
victims were Mrs. Bantell and her
19-year-old daughter, members of a
Directors Close Bank
Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 5. The
Commercial State bank of Mount
Washington, a suburb of Kansas
City, was closed on an order voted
by the board of directors. Walter
Ilalpin, cashier, they said, had been
missing since Sunday. A bank ex
aminer ii at work, 0.4 the book?
JANUARY 6, 1921.
"Shoot to Kill"
Order Issued to
Three Holdups and Fusillade
f Of Bullets Fired at -Victim
Arouse Policy to Stop .
Crime Wave.1 ;
Fremont, Neb-Jan. 5. (Special.)
"Shoot to kill, take no chance's,"
are the orders issued by Sheriff Con
dit and Chief of Police . Brenner
to the oficers disgusted and dis
couraged with the three successive
holdups of last evening between '6:30
and 7 p. m., in which a shower. of
bullets were fired at a fleeing vic
tims and a vicious array of guns
displayed before the others in a
Two gunmen attempted to stop
Otto Schmidt of Winslow, who was
traveling by auto toward this city
from the north, but escaped amid a
rain of lead. One bullet passed di
rectly, back of Mr. Schmidt, who
was driving, and left, its; trail
through both curtains and the rear
of the seat. ' '
About 10 minutes later. Will Kim
ble of this city, Was stopped in his
car, on Twenty-second street, order
ed' tQ-the ground, where he was
searched. "' He was then 'told to get
back to the wheel and "beat it." He
left a watch, chain, gold knife, .6
and a check for $50 with the ban
dits. The check was payable to
Kimble, made out by Charles P.
Johnson of North Bend.'
The third robbery took place
when two men, probably the same
offenders, called F. E. Brown from
his home near the outskirts of town,
and robbed him of about $6.
Dies atsIWhester Home
Rochester. N. Y.. Jan. 5. Adel
bert P. Little, 72, inventor and manu
facturer of typewriter ribbons Tind
carbon paper, died today.
Musical Jailbird Is ' :
- Guard Foils Escape
Kearney, Neb., Jan. 5. (Special.)
While not exactly a Caruso, Mark1
Koudebusch, being held in the coun
ty jail here as a fugitive from jus:
tice, insisted on warbling all of the
latest melodies. His sudden desire
for vocal practice aroused the sus
picions of Deputy Sheriff Parr.
; An investigation, followed and it
was found that he had sawed his
way through two bars of his cell and
covered up the sound of his opera
tions by singing countless bars of
popular songs. Two saws . were
found hidden in the sole of his shoes.
Roudebusch celebrated his return
to Kearney after an absence of over
a year by imbibing freely of the
juice of maize extracted by some
crafty violator of Mr. Volstead's
law. He was arrested and while
serving a jail sentence for his cele
bration it was learned that' he had
an unfinished term to serve in the
Missouri state penitentiary at Jeffer
son City. Two hours before officers
arrived to take him back his attempt
to escape jail was discovered.
According to the Missouri officers,
he tvas sentenced to the penitentiary
for five years on a robbery charge.
They say he served one year, after
which he posed as insane and was re
moved to the insane hospital. Two
days later, they say, he escaped and
H:ade his way to Kearney, i
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Talking His Own Language
Negro Slayer Is
Nabbed in Omaha
Man Wanted in Sioux City for
Fatal Stabbing Captured
' By "Dicke." -
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Wanted in Sioux City on a charge
of murder, John Stout, negro, 2606
M street, was arrested Tuesday by
Detectives Brinkman and Hcrdzina,
and confessed to stabbing George
McGill, another, negro, last Septem
ber during an argument over Hattie
Stevens, mulatto, in the Iowa town,
according to the detectives.
Stout told Brinkman he fought in
self-defense when he and McGiil
met in the home of the Stevens wo
men, and escaped, severely wounded
after a fierce knife battle in pitch
McGill's dead body, badly cut,
was found the following morning in
the rear yard of the Stevens wom
Stout told Brinkman he fled west
after the cutting fray and had been
working in Wyoming. He arrived
in Omaha Tuesday night from Green
River, Wyo. Capt. George Fallon,
of the Sioux City police, arrived
yesterday to, take; Stout back to
Many Notables Take
Part in Benefit Ball
For Serbian Orphans
Washington. Jan. - 5. Many no
tables participated in, and paid all
expenses, of a ball given for the
benefit ..of destitute Serbian war or
phans. Mrs. Wodrow Wilson, Mrs.
Bainbridge Colby, Madame Jusser
and, Lady Geddes, Baroness de Car
tier and- Madame Crouch, wife of
the Serbian minister, were patro
nesses.' Announcement for the affair
states that while Serbia is not in
cluded in the appeals of organiza
tions now carrying on European re
lief, on the ground that Serbia, be
ing .able to grow food,, is not dis
tressed, there is need of relief be
cause of prohibitive prices of food,
clothing and housing.
Proceeds of the ball were turned
over to, the Serbian aid fund.
Made 32nd Degree Mason
Columbus, O.. Jan. 5. President
elect Warren G. Harding vill be
made a'32nd degree Mason here to
day. Columbus consistory, Scottish
Rite, wil! conduct the ceremonies.
The president-elect will motor here
i Preparations have been made for
entertainment of about 100 of the
.senator's Marion friends and numer
ous Scottish Rite officers from other
states who will witness the cere
monies. Kansas Man Finds 85 Fine
Pearls in One Oyster Shell
Manhattan, Kan.., Jan. 5. J. A.
Coleman of Manhattan today dis
played 85 pearls, varying in size,
which he declared he found in a
single oyster shell. The oyster was
in a lot purchased at a local market.
Many Seeking Work
Boston, Jan. 5 Conditions of un
employment unequalled since 1914
were reported by the public employ
ment office pf the state department
of labor and industry. Applicants
for jobs were more numerous in
December than in any corresponding
month in six years,
Seriously Hurt in
Nicker son Pool .Hall; Owner
Shot When He Attempt to.
Stop Gun Duel Between
. ; Two Patrons.
Fremont, Neb., Jan. 5. (Special
Telegram.) RosS Wickersham, 40,
of Nickerson. lays dying at the 'Fre
mont hospital and Rkhard H.. Dun
kle, 42, of the same village,' occu
pies a cell at the county jail, as the
result of a quarrel arising from a
poker game at the Wickersham pool
hall in Nickerson, about 5 this morn
ing. Wickersham, who has only one
arm, was shot while attempting to
intervene between Dunkle and John
Litz, another poker player, who had
jus returned to the scene with a
rifle. As VV.'ckersham rushed be
tween the two armed men, Dunkle
fired three times and one bullet en
tered his side.
The argument egan when Dun
kle 1 began a -fight with Murrell
Brunner, when the latter attempted
to withdraw a bet from the pot.
Friends pitched, into the battle to
help Brunner and finally separated
them after Dunkle had received the
worst of the mixup. . '
When he arose, he drew a gun and
threatened to kill Ernest and August
Unkel, brothers, who were also ' in
the game. While he was cursing tlfe
gang and akihg that the money
should be replaced on the table, Litz
sneaked away and son returned
with a T.val rifle in his arms. .
He Ippeai cd at the rear door and
ordered Dunkle to throw up his
hands. Insead, Dunkle fired his re
volver three times in the direction
of Litz, who was only saved by
Wickersham,' who stopped the bul
let as he tried to intervene.
Wickersham is the owner of the
pool hall, and well-known in this
community. He is not expected to
live. Dunkle left the pool hall, went
to his home where he reloaded his
gun. and .from there walked to the
county jal at. Fremont, where, he
gave himself up.
Cardinal Gibbons Much
Improved, Physician Says
Baltimore, Jan. '5. Cardinal Gib
bons passed todiy in a restful man
tier in his room, according to his
physician. There was no trace of
unfavorable reaction from his trip
Monday from the Robert T. Shjriver
home at Union Mills.
Among those who called at the
cardinal's residence was Governor
Uitchie. - Visitors have been ex
cluded from the cardinal's room and
the governor sent to the prelate a
message of regret for his illness and
of hope for a speedy recovery.
Thursday cloudy and warmer.
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Blame for Many of Their Dif
ficulties Laid at Their Own
Doors by Nebraska
Corey and Waters Speal
By PAUL GREER.
Lincoln, Neb., Jan., 5. (Special.)
Farmers are not throwing any
roses at themselves, or stones at
other classes at the annual meeting
of agricultural societies here. Be
fore an audience of more than 1,000
this afternoon in the auditorium,
Henry J. Waters, editor of the
Weekly Kansas City Star, and M.
L. Corey, general attorney for the
Federal Land bank of Omaha, laid
the blame for a great many of the
difficulties of the farmers at their
Own door. .
"A farmer in my neighborhood
was reported in distress," said Dr.
Waters, "and his neighbors sent a
committee to see what could be done. .
It was discovered that he was starve
ing because he had lost his cua,
Patronize Home Industry.
With this as a text Dr. Waters,
who formerly was president of the .
Kansas State Agricultural college. '
advised new economies in order to
weather the ' present situation.
"Freight costs make it necessary to
patronize home industries," he said, ' '
and told of numerous examples
where local products such as ap
ples were shipped away anf fruit
from Washington brought in. . Farm
suppers at which not a thing served '
is raised on the place must cease
to be usual, he declared, and the ,
farmer must begin to live at home 'y
and board there, too. "
Governor McKelvie introduced by
Secretary of Agriculture Daniflson,
Both Mr. Corey and Dr. Waters
v.'ere emphatic in declaring that it
would be as easy for the banks to
finance the gram on the farm as in
a terminal elevator, and both recom
mended a state or national system .
by which farmers could store their
grain and not cause a glut on the '
market every fall. Warehouse re
ceipts on such grain would be pool
ed as mortgages cf the federal land .
bank are now pooled, and bonds .
based on them, sold to investors.
' Purchasers Make Money.
"The farmer, for every vear but
bne in the last 25, has had to take a
low- price--irf -the fall and sea the V
man holding his grain, who has been
financed by the banks, take a high
price in the spring." said Mr. Corey.
Bankers will be able to help the
farmer by avoiding forced market
ing caused by dating all farm paer
as due in1 the fall, and providing for
part payments, scattered through
the year, so that the debtor will not
have to rush his entire crop to
Dr. Waters said that if farmers
now were to ship alt their grain, the
banks would have to lend money
to the men who bought ft. and that
it would be just as easy to finance
the grain on the farm as in the ter
minal The need is for a solid
basis of credit for the farmer and
for a better system of marketing,
he declared, and this . may not be
perfected for 25 years.
Farmers Lose Interest
Farmers, he said, lose interest in
marketing problems w hen prices are
(Turn to Tg Twe, Column One.)
; Men Continue Plans for
Mass Meeting Friday
Lexington, Ky., Jan. 5. Prepara
tions went ahead today for the mass
meeting of tobacco growers, to be
held here Friday in protest against
low prices 'which resulted ' iti the
closing of most burley markets in
the state. .
Fololwing a statement by John W.
Newman, president of the Burley
Tobacco Growers' association that
his organization would accept no re
sponsibility for the meeting, it was
announced that directors of the as
sociation would meet tomorrow night
to formulate a policy.
Mr. Newan said that the associa---
tion was organized to find a remedy
"through orderly process" and that
it would not "stand for lawlessness." '
Reports from minor markets which
demained ooen todar said that nricM
increased over those on the larger
markets yesterday when bids on the
Lexington floor ranged from $1 t
$40 per 100 pounds.
I. C. C. Opposes Bill to Take
Place of Vetoed Clayton Act
Washington, Jan. 5. Opposition
by the Interstate Commerce com
mission to removal of regulations
governing the purchase of supplies
by railroads from corporations in
which they or their officers were in
terested was presented to. the senate.
Interstate Commerce committee to
day by Chairman Clark and Com
missioner Mayer. They were , the
first witnesses at hearings on leg:?-,
lation designed to replace the bill
suspending Section X of the Clay
ton anti-trust law which 1 Presiden
Wilson vetoed recently.
U. S. Officials Favor Y
Washington, Jan. 5. General ap
proval of the Joues-Miller narcotics
bill was expressed by government
officials at a hearing before the
house ways and means subcommit-
f r Tl, Kilt wa1s4 m..J V. . IT.
rison act to prohibit all exportation
morphine and other narcotic drugs.
It is understood it is directed espe
cially at the traffic in China,'
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