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THE BtJK: OMAHA. MONDAY. JUNE . 1921.
In Numbers of .
Pure Bred Stock
State Jumps to Top in Cam
paign for Better Live Stock
Conducted by Depart
ment of Agriculture.
Nebraska now ranks first in the
number of live stock enrolled in the
purebred sires campaign being; ton
ducted jointly by the department of
sgriculture and the state agriculture
extension service. Nebraska has a
total of 32,118 head of animals and
64,461 head of poultry enrolled. Vir
ginia, which until recently led all
states, has an enrollment of 31,765
head of stock and 64,013 head of
poultry. Virginia still leads in the
number of persons enrolled, but Ne
braska farmers own more stock per
individual than the easterners.
In commenting; on the progress of
the campaign in Nebraska, the de
partment of agriculture sent the fol
lowing letter to the agricultural ex
"We recently received from you 73
Webster county applications for the
better-sires campaign. In this con
nection you may be interested in the
following statement which was pre
pared a few days ago and which
dors not include the blanks just re
ceived. We desire to congratulate
yon and your extension workers and
county extension agents on the ex
cellent showing which Nebraska has
made during the last few months.
"During the first two weeks of
May, Nebraska nosed Virginia from
first place, which it has held tor
more than a year in the federal-state
campaign for live stock improve
ment. But with 74 additional per
sons recently pledging themselves
to use only purebred sires for all
classes of live stock, Nebraska swell
ed its total of animals enrolled to
32.118. This figure, which is about
350 more than the total for Virginia,
represents purebred sires and also
females that are being bred to pure
"Virginia, however, continues to
lead all states in the number of per
sons pledged to use only purebred
sires. The number of such persons
in Virginia is 1,130 as compared with
554 in Nebraska, but more animajs
per farm are kept in Nebraska, this
accounting for the larger enroll
ment of live stock."
OLD INDEPENDENCE AGAIN
Drawn for The Bee by Sidney Smith.
(Copyright. 19X1, by Chicago Tribune Co.)
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Tops Market With
More Truth Than Poetry
-By JAMES J. MONTAGUE
Thirty Head, on Feed 200
Days, Bring Fancy Price
At the Omaha
The state college of agriculture
recently topped the Omaha market
with 30 head of high-grade Here
ford steers which had been fed 200
days in an experiment to determine
the .effect of age on the rate and
economy of gain. The experiment
was supposed to have closed six
weeks ago, but upon request of a
number of farmers attending the an
nual spring meeting of stock feeders,
the animals were continued on feed
until May 24.
The experiment contained three
lets of 10 head each of 2-year-olds.
yearlings and calves. The results
at the time of the feeders' meeting.
after the animals had been fed 160
riavs, showed the calves to be the
most economical gainers, deeding
40 days longer made no material
change in the results, although the
calves did not gain as well as had
been expected and the older cat
tle gained better than was expected
during the added period.
While the calves did not add as
much total weight as the older
steers, they consumed but little
more than three-fourths as much
feed and lost the state but 59 cents
a liead, w hile the yearlings lost $5.07
a head and the 2-year-olds, $15.36
a head. The calves gained as much
from 77.5 pounds of feed as did the
yearlings from oo pounds and tne
2-vear-oIds from 1UO pounds.
The calves were also the most
consistent gainers for the 200 days,
averaging 2 pounds a day. 205
pounds for- the first 100 days and
95 nounds for the latter 100 days.
The yearlings, on the other hand,
gained only 7o per cent as mucn
cmnncr the second halt ot tne feed
ing period as they did the first half.
Farm Crops Below
Prices of Six Leading Articles
Of Produce Show Big
Slump on May 1.
The prices of six of the important
crops on May 1 of this year were
below the prewar average prices for
that date, according to figures col
lected by the Bureau of Crop Esti
mates, United States Department of
t" i . r. Aafa Hal-
i nese crops rit -win, -v...,
ley, flax, potatoes, and cotton. The
report showed that the prices of the
three grains wheat, rye and buck
wheatwere above the prewar aver
age prices. During April the aver
age price of wheat declined from
$1.50 to $1.23 per bushel. .
The report shows that in general
the industrial crops, such as flax,
cotton and broom corn, are the
most depressed in price, and that
food crops, such as wheat, rye, po
tatoes, and apples, show relatively
The prices in various parts of the
country vary, with South Dakota
being the center of , the low price
district. The average price of
wheat in that state was 90 cents per
bushel, and in some counties it was
as low as 70 cents. Corn was sell-1
ing at an average of 32 cents per
bushel in South Dakota, while the
average trice for the United States ,
was nearly 60 cents. The price of i
oats was 23 cents per bushel in
South Dakota, the average for the
United States being 36.8 cents.
They report a big decline in the j ct'nifltr Demand Noted
price of old potatoes, especially in , Stronger uemana .wea
Michigan, where the average was
29 cents a- bushel, which was 20
cents below the average for the
THE SOLACE OF OLD AGE
A pickpocket of 87, recently arrested in New York, was said to
be as skillful as the youngest man in the business.
Though picking pockets is a trade
Most honest folk discountenance,
Though very seldom is it made
The theme of popular romance,
And though it yields but little gold,
It has a few good points at that,
For instance, when a man grows old,
It doesn't ever leave him flat.
The base ball player's arm goes bad
When he is, well, say 32;
The skill and cunning that he had
Departs abruptly and he's through,
The tenor, when his voice has gone,
Must needs let all the world forget him;
For though he'd like to carry on
His heartless audience won't let him.
The lawyer in his dotage finds
That he toward penury must trudge;
For clients all want younger minds
To frame their stories to the judge.
And even poets must abstain
From writing in their autumn-time,
For though the aged worn out brain
There sings no tune, there rings no rhyme.
More lucky is the hoary "dip,"
For, though he's spent with years, poor 50;:1
His fingers still can lightly slip
Around some total stranger's roll.
I've never practiced this career,
I've thought it low, and rather bad
But when I reach my sixtieth year
I sort of think I'll wish I had!
IN THE INTERESTS OF ECONOMY.
It would save all the fuss and exoense of a war between Eneland and
while the 2-year-olds only added 67 France over the Silesian tangle to send Lloyd George and Briand into
oer cent as much.
When marketed the 2-year-olds
weighed an average of 1,187 pounds,
;he vearlinsrs 967 pounds, and the
calves 774 pounds. The 2-year-olds
brought $8.60 per hundred, the year
lings $8.85 and the calves $8.60. To
have not lost money the prices
should have been $9.90 for the 2-ycar-olds,
$9.35 for the yearlings
and $8.68 for the calves. The steers
cost the state $9 a hundred when
they were put in the feed lots last
Sales of Horses
Increase in East
the ring as one of the prelims of the Dempsey-Carpentier fight.
To us there seems nothine surorisine in the theft of an airnlane
from Mitchell field. The first thing an intelligent thief thinks of is flight.
CHANGE IN CUSTOM.
Under the new ruling by Secretary Mellon, doctors as well as law1
yers will be admitted to the bar.
Copyright, 1921. br The Bell Syndicate. Inc.
Value of Soy Bean Crop
Tested in Gage County
Demonstrations of the value of
soy beans are being conducted by
County Agent Boyd Rist on eight
Gage county farms this year. The
plan is to plant the beans with the
corn and when both crops mature,
turn hogs into them, the process be
ing commonly known as "hogging
down." In this way the corn is
harvested without expense, and the
hogs receive, a well-balanced ration
at a minimum cost.
Boston and New
Reports from Boston and New
Vnrlr in tVip Horsf Association of
America, with headquarters in Chi- lY"
cago, show that the sales ot horses
in the 11 northeastern states Penn
sylvania, Maryland and states east
and north are outstanding excep
tions to the general trend of sales
in other lines.
J. C. Keith of Boston reports his
sales of horses for January through
April to be over 5,000 head, as
against approximately 4,000 head in
1920 for the same months. This
renresents a eain of 25 per cent.
He says that dealers throughout
.....(..n.. : .1. u:-t,-.j 1 New England have a brisk demand
son county having employed it with good work horses and that sales
very gratifying results last year.
Only small tracts of corn will be
mixed with the beans as a rule, the
usual acreage being planted
"straight" for other purposes.
Do You Know the Bible?
(Cover up the answeri, read the ques
tions and are If you ran answer them.
Then look at th answers to aee If you
arc right) ...
Follow These Questions and Ans
wers As Arranged by
J. WILLSON ROY.
1. By what. act did Pilate signify
his refusal to condemn Jesus?
2. To what religious sect did
Paul belong before his conversion?
3 At what place did Paul up
braid Peter for his conduct?
4. Where in the Bible is Abraham
referred to as the friend of God?
5. How old was Joseph when he
6. What was Joseph's dying com
mand to the children of Israel?
1. He took water and washed his
hands before the multitude. See
Matthew, xxviL, 24.
2. He was a Pharisee. See Phil
ippians iii., 5.
3. At Antioch. See Galatians ii.,
4. II Chronicles, xx. 7; Isaiah,
xlt , 8.
5. One hundred and ten years.
See Genesis, 1, 26.
O. That his bones be carried away
from Egypt. '
tewrclCht, 131, wiilt Bjradicat lea,
are ronsiderablv increased.
Fiss, Doer & Carroll of New
York report: "Our records show
that for the first five months of this
year we sold 14,239 horses, as
against 11,605 in the same period of
last year. Busin-ss is gaining.
From comments of buyers we are
confident of a steadily increasing de
mand for good wagon horses and
those suitable for general delivery
work. Demand for drafters will in
crease as soon as business condi
tions pick up. At present cartage
men are not using their full equip
ment." These figures show a gain of over
22 per cent. Dealers at other east
ern points report greater sales than
last year and many men who have
not bought horses for six or eight
years are buying now.
Farming in Alberta
Four young women from Montre
al, all overseas nurses during the
war. have gone to Spirit river in the
Grand Prairie region of northern
Alberta to farm co-operatively. They
were spurred to the adventurous en
tcrprise by the success which thoii
sands of former soldiers have made
upon the land. Efforts were made
to discourage them from pioneer
ing into, the new north country, but
their answer was that after three
war experience, pioneering
has no terrors for them. Two
Misses McLean. Miss Ellis and Miss
MacNish comprise the quartet.
What they plain to do is file on a
homestead of 160 acres each, mak
ing a total section, to which will
be added another section of free
grant land by reason of their over
seas service. They will live togeth
er and farm their land co-operatively.
They propose to do their farm
work with their own hands and be
fore leaving Edmonton equipped
themselves with riding breeches,
overalls, boots and other masculine
Where It Started
"Two bells," "three bells," "four
bells." etc., originated as the method
of telling time aboard ship, on account
of the 24 hours being divided into
six watches of four hours each, thus
having someone awake all the time.
The passage of time was of no im
portance except to the watch on
deck; so the bell was struck to show
how many half-hours had passed.
Thus "seven bells" would mean that
seven half-hours had elapsed; thus
might mean 3:30, 1:30 or 7:30. .
vCoprrifbt. XtU, WJueiet Srndictta, Inc.)
Are Men's Sleeping Garments Called
The law of compensation may or
may not have anything to do with
it but the fact remains that con
quered nations have frequently left
the impress of their language upon
the tongue spoken by the conquer
ors; for the troops always pick up
native idioms and transplant them
phonetically into their own speech.
Gradually these terms become sec
ond nature, and, upon the return
of the regiments to their homes, the
words are brought along and grad
ually seep into everyday use at first
as slang and later as accepted parts
of the language. -
"Pajamas" belongs to this- class,
for, when the British troops first
occupied India, the soldiers noted
that the Hindustani were wearing a
peculiarly comfortable variety of
loose clothing, called in the native
tongue "poejama" or "leg covering."
The English officers took to wear
ing these garments during the hours
when they were off duty, and it
wasn't long before someone discov
ered that they made an excellent sub
stitute for night-shirts. Before many
years had passed, the custom spread
to England, and the name of the gar
ments was slightly altered to "py
jama," in which form it persists to
this day though American usage
has sanctioned the spelling "pajama."
Copyright, 1921, Wheeler Syndicate, Inc.
Dog Hill Paragrafs
By George Bingham
The Depity Sheriff is expecting to
make several arrests as soon as he
gets through making his race for re
The serial story that has been run
ning in' the Tickville Tidings for
past two or three years, came to
an end this week by the couple
Frisbv Hancock is fitting up a
covered wagon and is organizing a
party for an expedition to the end
of the rainbow after the pot of gold
that has been there for several years.
Copyright, 1921, George Matthew Adama.
Pure Bred Bulls Much
Cheaper Than Scrubs
Even a school boy with . a very
short pencil can figure why one pure
bred bull is cheaper than three
scrubs. This has been shown in ac
tual practice where the dairy associ
ations have found that the pure-bred
bull can be maintained at a cost of
$5.34 a year to each member, while
scrubs owned individually in the
same county cost their owners $29 a
In Pennsylvania where bull associa
tions have been longest established,
93 pure-bred bulls are found suffi
cient for 5.604 cows one bull for
60 cows. The total number of bulls
in the entire county, including a vast
number of scrubs, is so great that
the ratio is one bull to every 19 cows.
Romance in Origin
Jewel, Flower, Color
Symbols for Today
Over the Left.
Among children it is common after
making a false statement to say
"over the left." This is frequently
littered so low a tone that the per
son addressed can not hear it; but
in the child's mind the "over the
left" takes away, or neutralizes, the
sin of the lie. If the words are ut
tered so as to be heard the hearer
at once knows that the statement
just made is not to be taken as a
true one. Among adults, too, the
words "over the left" are not in
frequently added to a statement to
convey the idea that it is to be taken
in just an opposite sense, for in
stance they change a laudatory state
ment into a sarcastic comment
The idea of the power of magical
inversion in "over the left" comes
entirely from the primitive supersti
tion with regard to right hand and
left hand an idea applied by exten
sion to the right and left of the en
tire body which has already been
dealt with in this series. The idea,
in brief is that as the right hand is
the "right" hand to do things with,
the left hand consequently the
wrong one following it that good
resides 'on the right and evil on left.
In former times the words "over
the left" were considered much
more seriously by adults then they
are now and believed capable of
changing a blessing into a very po
tent curse. In 1705, one Bevell
Waters, having lost a suit in the
court at Hartford, Conn., said to
the bench as he left the room: "God
bless you all over the left shoulder."
The court took expert testimony up
on the remark from the two ministers
of the two Hartford churches who
declared that Waters had uttered
"The words of a curse the most
contemptible that can ordinarily be
used." Whereupon the culprit was
(Copyright, 1921. by The McClure News
By MILDRED MARSHALL.
Today belongs to youth and ro
mance. Consequently its talis
manic gem, the pearl, is a fitting
symbol. It is the symbol of purity
and amiability, and its wearer is
promised many admirers. It is said
that those who wear a pearl are the
daughters of the gods and will al
ways know happiness.
The topaz is the natal gem of
those born on an anniversary of
this day. It also brings happiness,
if worn on the left arm in a setting
of gold. The ancients believed that
neither financial difficulties nor do
mestic troubles would distress the
wearer of this yellow stone.
Today's color is yellow, which is
indicative of generosity and broad
mindedness. It is said to bring good
luck to those who seek favor or pro
The mignonette is today s flower.
It is said to bring to its wearer hap
piness, resulting front sincere af
fection. Copyright. 1921, by Wheeler Syndicate. Tne.
By J. J. MUNDY.
Home and Sleep.
Whether they say so or not. some
women resent the fact that their hus
bands fall asleep so easily once they
They gain the impression that the
men do not enjoy their homes, that
all the interest they have in the home
is a place to sleep and eat.
Quite the reverse is true.
s conditions are such today
that all the thought and all the
strength and all the energy of a man
is required to keep his head above
water in the world where a living is
Consequently the man comes home
exhausted, and the fact that he can
peacefully sleep is appreciated by
him more than anything else for the
And if he cannot rest and sleep in
his own home, where shall he?
Better be glad that your husband
comes home to steep, for it shows
home has an element of rest for him.
But all this is quite different from
the man who gets out to have a good
time just as soon as he does get
Copyright, 1921, International Feature
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all offices except Kansas City.
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United Drug Company
Yo 20-Year Convertible Gold Bonds
Dated June 15, 1921. Due June 15, 1941
Interest payable June and December 15. Principal and interest payable in United States gold
coin at the Chase National Bank, New York. Coupon bonds in denominations of $100, $500
and $1,000, which may be registered as to principal. Registered bonds in denominations
of $5,000 and multiples thereof. Registered and coupon bonds to be interchange
able. Redeemable at 115 and accrued interest at the option of the Com
pany as a whole but not in part, upon sixty days' notice.
Interest payable without deduction for normal Federal Income Tax not in excess of 2.
THE CHASE NATIONAL BANK OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, TRUSTEE.
Convertible at the holder's option on any interest date prior to June 15, 1931, into common stock of the Company
at $110 a share, which stock, under the present laws, will be exempt from taxation in the State of Maachuetts.
Further information in regard to this issue i Riven in a letter of Mr. L. K. Liggett, president of the United Drug Com
pany, from which we summarize as follows and which we shall be glad to send on request.
BUSINESS: The business was originated in 1902 by forty (40) retail druggists, to manufacture and distribute, under
controlled trade-marks, medicinal preparations and other articles usually sold in drug stores. They named their
stores "The Rexall Stores." The present Corporation, incorporated in 1916, now has approximately eight thousand
(8,000) stockholder agents (Rexall Stores) in the United States, and it owns, through subsidiaries, 227 Liggett Drug
Stores. The combined sales of the Company and its subsidiaries for the year 1920 were $08,428,179.42.
PURPOSE OF ISSUE: The Company has now outstanding and maturing on June 15, $7,091,000 of Notes which are
convertible into 5 -Year, 8 Notes maturing June 15, 1926. The proceeds of the present issue, together with
available cash and the liquidation of the inventory, which has already taken place, will enable the Company to pro
vide for the payment of such of the Notes due June 15th as are not converted, and for the payment of the present
outstanding bank loans and other notes as they mature.
The total authorized issue is $15,000,000, but will be proportionately reduced by any 6-year notes taken
by the present holders of the notes maturing June 15th.
EARNINGS: Since the Company's incorporation in 1916, the net earnings of itself and its subsidiaries after payment
of all taxes, interest due by subsidiaries, dividends on outstanding preferred stocks of subsidiaries, and after de
ducting all charge-off s, have exceeded the amount of this bond issue. For the past three years the net earnings
have averaged, before taxes, $4,800,125, or more than four times amount of interest requirements of this issue, and
after taxes, $3,894,630, or more than three and one-quarter times.
SINKING FUND: The Company shall annually pay to The Chase National Bank of the City of New York, as Trustee
under the Indenture securing the convertible bonds, an amount equal to 5 of the largest amount of the convert
ible bonds of this issue at any time issued. The Trustee shall apply the money so paid to it for the purchase in
the open market of the convertible bonds at or below 115 and interest. Any money not so used shall be invested
in securities legal for Savings Banks in Massachusetts or New York until such time as the bonds can be purchased
at or below 115.
SECURITY: The bonds will be a direct obligation of the United Drug Company, and together with the 5"4-Year Notes
hereinbefore referred to will constitute the sole funded debt of the Company and its subsidiaries, with the exception
of certain real estate mortgages aggregating $1,022,840. The indenture under which the bonds will be issued will
FIRST: So long as any bonds in this issue are outstanding none of the assets of the United Drug Com
pany or of its subsidiaries (other than the real estate now mortgaged as above stated) shall be mortgaged or
pledged, unless the present issue of bonds are equally secured, with the other obligations covered by such mort
gage or pledge; provided that the Company and its subsidiaries shall have the right to purchase additional
property subject to existing mortgages or may mortgage or pledge any property hereafter acquired other
than its quick assets.
SECOND: The Company agrees that the ratio of quick assets to quick liabilities as described in the in
denture (and including the present issue of bonds and the 5 -Year Notes) of the Company and its subsid
iaries above named, shall be maintained at at least 125. In case such ratio is not maintained no dividend
shall be paid on the Common Stock of the Company until it is restored.
EQUITY: The present value of the preferred and common stocks of the United Drug Company outstanding indi
cates an equity of approximately $45,000,000 for these convertible bonds.
Application will be made to list these bonds on the New York and Boston Stock Exchanges.
We Recommend These Bonds for Investment.
Price 5,00 and accrued interest, yielding 8.
All legal matters will be passed upon by Messrs. Gaston, Snow, Saltonstall Si Hunt, of Boston.
' It is expected that Interim Receipts, exchangeable for D efinitive Bonds when prepared, will be ready for delivery on
on or about June 15, 1921.
Kidder, Peabody & Co.
Boston. New York.
F. S. Moseley & Co.
137 S. La Salle St., Chicago.
Boston. New York.
Bankers Trust Co.
Mitchell, Hutchins & Co., Inc.
The Rookery, Chicago.
Burns, Brinker & Co.
The information and statistics contained in this circular have been obtained from
sources that we deem reliable, and while not guaranteed, are accepted by us as correct.
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