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OMAHA. MONDAY. MARCH 27.
j Economic Change
( Involved in Coal
! Miners' Walkout
V OjMTiitori Drrljre Scltfi Cn
Mf to Renew .Agreement!
Filtered Into With Em.
j.lrtvn During War
A commiiip promote 4 by th
j-vcnimi-ii, h Mihraeiu
mat rommiMt'm el W2, would
I rolxlily fufnii.li the only fnin (or
liininu accurate information about,
lie Uii hiih are involved in the
i.ne between the Col mining union
and the operators, l or it it not to
oihle to secure exreptinj in the (orm
of evidence mder oath which a com.
iniion eonld command, information
i pon hii-h the jmblic could rely for
forming an opinion. And yet it i
mknowletlRed. both by operators and
hy tome, at of the leader of
the- coal miner' union, that much
will depend upon the attitude of the
put. lie toward the strike e all the
union coal miner, order for which
lave already hern given, wherchy
tlirf miner are to strike March 31.
Yrt there are ome fact respect
ing u-liiili good information ha been
obtained and these refer chiefly to
t lie economic aspect which have
characterized coal mining, especially
since the beginning of the European
war. In a detailed atatement which
wa made this morning by Thoma
II. U'atkin. who i identified with
the bitutninon coal mining industry
of western Pennsylvania, attention
i called to the great economic
rhangc in the coal mining industry
which have taken place since 1914.
Mr. Wat kin v. a recognized a long
go a 102 by the government a a
competent authority, for he wa
selected a one of the member of
the anthracite coal commission, a
commission which was secured by
President Roosevelt and which con
tained a hiKhly competent member
ship, of which Judge George Gray
War tauifd High Kiih,
The Furores", war compelled th Ain.r
Iran foul Dv'iilDn o work their mine t
(ull rapacity. It ! I'll to a leras
Incresee In tho Kate paid to the miner.
TlJt already so-called collective bargain
ing had broken down or wn beginning lo
brk down and waa finally abandoned In
117. At thai tlma tha miner mad de
manja which the operator., particularly
In what la called Ih. ccnlral eonipeiitlv
M.trlrt. which Include Illlnola, Indiana,
nhlo and western Pennsylvania, were ub
willlng to grant. Thereupon appeal waa
mail to the government by tha miner,
and It wa successful because the federal
fuel rommlninner granted them practical'
ly all they asked for, which wa an In
rree of (0 per rent In wax... with flv
Hay work a week at all hour a day.
That agreement waa to contlnua for three
year or to tha termination of tha war.
That federal authority waa ended at the
doe of tha war.
Keen Competition Felt.
The operator of bitumlnom mine In
the central competitive dUUtlct discovered
In the mid year of the war that com
petition which In many place wa suc
cessful had been begun by the operator
who controlled the nonunion bituminous
mine, all of which are aouth of the Ohio
rivar. The., operator had made agree
ment with their nonunion mployes not
only for a considerable reduction in wage
but also for a greater number of working
hour for each week than the union min
er wore willing to accept. Therefore,
notwithstanding the high railroad ratrs
and other obstacle., the operator of the
nonunion mine, were able to enter domes
tto market which theretofore had been
controlled by the operators of the union
mine and to undersell the union opera
tor. They were gradually getting com
mand of a larger number of markets.
Thla i a condition which did not prevail
prior to 1914, but it did change the Issue
completely so far a the union operator
They claimed that unless they were
able to secure a ( reduction of wages
equivalent to the rate which prevailed In
the nonunion mines they were In danger
of los'nv more and more of their mar
Vet. Furthermore, the operators ob
served that many union miner were eek
tng and getting employment on the open
shop basis In the nonunion mines; for,
although the rate of wages atill maintained
in the union mines, waa high, neverthe
less the union miners ometimes spoke of
these a phanton wages being high on
paper, but of no avail when the dinner
pall wa considered. In other word the
high wages, together with the competi
tion of the nonunion mines, compelled a
gradual reduction of work at the union
mines o that in time there was great
falling off in employment.
Contract Is Broken.
Thl new economic issue is chiefly the
basis for the allepred refusal of the
operators to obey the terms of the con
tract which was entered into before the
nonunion competition become successful.
That contract pledged the operators to
3oin with representatives of the union
organisations in holding a conference be
fore April, 1923, at which the new de
mands of the miners were to be consid
ered. But it was the understanding of the
operators that these new demands in
cluded a large" Increase In wages, five days
work and no more than six hours each
tay. The operators felt that in view of
the successful competition by the non
union mines It would be Impossible to
enter Into a contract with the union min
er upon the terms which they would de
mand. Therefore, the operators have
neglected to call the conference, frankly
giving as the reason that no contract of
the kind the miners demanded could by
any possibility be entered Into.
Injunction Offer Complications,
There I another feature of the issue
which he caused the ordered strike of
the union miners which offers one of
the most peculiar complications hereto
fore discovered in any controversy -between
employer and employes. The fed
eral courts have enjoined the unions in
respect to certain matters and federal
grand Juries have indicted leaders of the
unions charging, them with having vio
lated the federal laws by entering Into
a conspiracy for restraint of trade. And
yet the very accusations upon which the
indictments are based are now reflected
In the demnads which some of the lead
ers of the miners' union have made. Ap
parently they have Ignored the fact that
they are asking the operators to agree
to a contract which federal grand Juries
have asserted would be illegal er else
these leaders expect that nothing will
come of these Indictment.
In 1918, at a convention held by rep
resentatives of union miners, a resolution
waa adopted which set forth that the
miners should "have the full social value
of their products." That ahort line at
tracted no public attention at the time,
hut now the apprehension is that It meant
eomething like communistic control of
the mines. The suspicion Is that the
underlying purpose of the leaders of the
unions Is ultimately to nationalise the
American coal mines up a communistic
basis. That apprehension may not be
justified by the fact, although some
of the union leaders are far more radios!
than they were eight years ago. But it
is a sincere apprehension and it will be
of Influence In reaching any agreement
by means of which the bituminous and
anthracite coal mine which are worked
by unions will resume work. If they
c.n nationalize the mines they will in
time, It is feared, be able to nationallie
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Bloomfield At the W. J. Daley
sale of purebred Hampshire sows and
gilts, held here 33 head were sold at
an average price of nearly The
top was $82 and the low figure was
S40. The sale was held in the Knox
county fair sale pavilion. Mr. Daley
lives near Croiton, but owinor to the
fact that the sale quarters in that
town have recently housed some
diseased hogs he thought it better
to put the sale on here. A large
Minneapolis TUmr, ,
Minneapolis, Minn.. Marco. !. Flour
Vachanged to iir lower; In carload lots,
family patents ouoted at II "fl.H a
barrel tn s$-pouml cotton sacks t
Bran :t.ifj 24.00.
Purrbml Mvrttork Will He
Counted and Hay Acreage
Will Be De.
Lincoln. In an endeavor to av
certain the number of rrgUtcred live
stock on Nebraska farm, county as
sessors, in compiling, the annual acri
cultural statistics which is a part of
their duties, have been instructed by
Leo Muhr. secretary of the state de
partment of agriculture, to 1 it all
animals that actually have registra
tion oaners. hut not' to include those
that arc designated as pure bred, if
This information, the tirst to he
sought in the accumulation of agri
cultural statistics, later .will be used
r.s a basis for determining the num
ber and kinds of breeds of registered
livestock, according to Mr. Stuhr.
Because such a report will involve a
great amount of detail and the mini
mum amount of space available on
the assessors' books, the assessors
ari not asked to specify breeds in
Seek Hay Acreage.
Two other new features are in
cluded in instructions to assessors
this year. The number of acres of
alfalfa, sweet clover and red clover
seed as well as hay acreages of al
falfa, sweet clover, red clover tim
othy and timothy and clover, will be
compiled. In the case of the seeds,
at: effort is being made to obtain
the number of acres which were cut
for seed, as distinguished from those
clovers for use as hay.
Statistics gathered by the assessors
for agricultural statistics are not for
taxation purposes, it is pointed out,
but the law requires that, assessors
must obtain this information at a
penalty of forfeiting salary for their
service. The returns, are required to
te in the hands of the department
of agriculture by July 1.
. Stress Ownership.
Instructions to the assessors also
lay stress upon differentiatinp; be
tween acres owned and rented and
acres leased for cash or on a share
basis. Under the caption of "num
ber of acres owned," the assessors
are requested to list the number of
acres of occupied farm on which the
operator pays rent, all land operated
by managers, but no land that is not
operated by occupant. Land, leased
to other operators will be listed by
them as rented land, according to
In listing the number of acres
rented from others, the assessors
will list the total number of acres
occupant rents from others,, and not
the acres leased to others.
Instructions in obtaining statis
tics on other crops and farm equip
ment are unchanged.
College Holstein Passes
1,000-Pound Butter Mark
Lincoln Allie Lincoln, a Holstein
cow bred and owned by the agricul
tural college of the University of
Nebraska, completed a 365-day rec
ord on February 28, of 22,160 pound?
of milk containing 845.82 pounds of
butterfat, equivalent to ' 1,057.28
pounds of butter, according to tig
ures announced bv the department
of dairy husbandry.. There now are
11 cows in the state that have rec
ords of more than 1,000 pounds of
butter in a year. Ten of these arc
Holsteins and one a Jersey. Allic
Lincoln ranks seventh in the Hol
Allie Lincoln is of the best blood
lines and has one daughter and five
sons v the herd, says the depart
Twenty-two Holsteins tn the col
lege herd have completed one or
more lactation periods. The best
records 'average 15.814 pounds of
milk, containing 558.03 pounds of
butterfat, equal to 697.53 pounds of
Cooking and Sewing Clubs
Organized at Burchard,
Pawnee City. Bertha P. Kuhlman
countv sierintendent, was in Bur
chard looking after the organization
of county cooking and sewing clubs
An organization of each class was
affected. Nineteen members joined
the sewing club and 16 the cooking
club. These groups willcompete in
contests which terminate .with the
tounty fair next fall.
Farmers Near Sargent
Take Interest in Poultry
Sirgent. A poultry and dairy
school was held here and there r5 a
rrreat interest being taken in poultry.
A cold storage and feeding plant is
being installed. A number ot tarm
ers are going into poultry as a main
iss'ie. Watt Perin has over 480
chicks and 800 eggs setting. He ex
pects to keep about 700 white Leg
horn hens this next winter.
Farmers to Buy Elevator
Powell The farmers near town
arc organizing a company to take
over the Powell elevator before the
wheat crop moves.
Mr.. U'lll Onlt.
;rrr SI. ..h-4 T.'Utnwh from (.'all
ferula ami Ih. funeral w h'l' at In
homa of Mr and Mr.. F'n' I'afo.
nurt-d ty Pet. IL J. UKnn. of tha
lnhlit rbur.a. tra. Uraff. who.
in.iii.n nam a Mui. Itamxy and
khn a n.tlv of )'enn.yvma,
n r!f .-tiler of Tevum.-h. Mia
marri.4 la John lrff at Hu.hvilie, III.,
March II. anil I tin r.m. I tkuiii.
h. Mr, Or.ff mm in m.n.nlll. tu-l.
ne.. tir until !. when h .nt info
th milling bu.ino h.r.. For II .r
Mia tir.ff nail tn.4 lir Horn. IH cBil
ilren llvluf at Chiro. I'al.
Mr. Kntma Mian,
lle.trtr funeral service fur Mi Km.
ma Oison were held in tt family hoin.
kundui'i'd by Rev. J. I'r.nklm Ha. a
'ret Vary K.dem.rlier, wlfo of Frank
J. Itademach.r. wa born. February .
I sis In Volnlc, Tloli.mla and died at her
linm In Crete. Tba rant to Ht country
with her parent. Mr. and Mr.. Albert
l'awlllt In 1 and lived In Baltimore
until April, lltil. when they ram t
lo Iowa City. In February, lsto, Mr,
Rademai-her want to Nebraska fay. In
the folio in sprint fh r.m. to Crot
and took a homestead adjoining that of
uii ila II, 1T4. ha waa married a
Frank J. Railemai-h.r, 8h to
mount her loss, her husband: Mr. J. W,
Ittipn of Reward; Ane. and i.ertrud.
Adalbert and o-r.rd of Crete; Frank and
Kudolph of Tork,
f'ambrlilae John Kuts, an old aettler
of thla rominiinily, died at hi honi. In
Canibri'lte. He ram to thla country
from Prnn.ylvanla In tha ea.-ly SO and
farmed till threa year. ago. when h re
tired and moved to Cambridge.
Mr. John Hohh.'
Beatrice Mm. John Pobb. Gar. coun
ty pioneer, died at her home In Beatrice.
Hh. i aurvtvtd by her husband and aev
' Henry W. Funk.
Tork Henry W. Funk, 79, wa found
dead anting In a chair at the aupper
table In hi home, where he lived alone.
Me came to Tork In 1871. He was the
father of Mrs. Frank Frarry of Omaha.
Mr. Tim Si harp.
Nebraska 'Jlty Mr. Tim Bcharp. a re
aident of this county for more than 60
years, died at her home here. She had
been ill two weeks. She la urvived by
her husband and aereral grown children
all resident of this county.
Wanda Marie Wet.
Beatrice Wanda Marie West, 13.
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. West of
Blue Springs, died at that place after a
, I'y Jlarr.
Beatrice Cy Barr, 61. for years a resi
dent of Barneston. died here after an
lllnrs of a few days. He leave two
children. The body wa taken to Barne-
ton for burial.
Tork Gilbert Bhoailes 75. dropped dead
at the home of hi daughter, Mrs. John
Moist, air. Knoancn came to Torn coun
ty in 1S78 and located on a farm near
Bradshaw, where he resided until a few
year ago, when he removed to Tork.
' Mr. Maggie Hngan.
Tork lira. Maajaio Hoiran. 79. died sud
denly at her home tn thl city. Jtr.
Hoffan came to Tork countv with her
husband tn 188,7. She has made thla city
her home ever since that time.
W. H. Reed.
Tork W. H. Reed. 67. died at the
family home. Mr. Reed cam to Nebraska
In 1882 and located near Oresham. where
ne uvea until 1910, when he came to
Tork to make hie home.
Frank Van Vleet.
Tork Frank Van Vleet. .2 Hlert f the
family home. He came to Tork county
Mrs. Clara E. Kemper.
McCoo! Mrs. Clara Kemner 78 died at
the home of hex daughter, Mrs. T. W.
Graham. Mrs. Kemper came to Tork
coonty in 1873 and located on the farm
wnere the died.
Mr. Mary Bruhaker.
Waco Mr. Mary Brubaker, 69, died at
the family home. She had been afflicted
for nearly 20 years. She came to Torlt
county 40 years ago.
Grand Tsland Isaac Smith, 81. a resi
dent of the soldiers' home at Burkett for
a number of years, was stricken with a
heart attack while alighting from the
elevator on the fourth floor of the main
building, and died shortly after. Funeral
services were held In the soldiers' home
chapel, Rev. C. B. Barman officiating.
Mr. Ruth A. Waldron.
Grand Island Mrs. Ruth A. Waldron,
' died at her home in this cfty. Mrs.
Waldron came to Hall county in the early
i0s with a nartv Of Tlllnnla mana
Surviving her are three daughters. Mrs.
:eai. Mrs. w. A. Howell and Mrs. A.
p. Smith, all of this city, and one son,
Louis J. Waldron of Omaha. Funeral
services were held In the First Christian
Grand Island William Haggart, 81, a
resident of Nebraska for 14 years, died at
his home here. His early life was spent
in New Tork. Where he Was united in mnr.
riage to Harriett Ann Ward on November
Jo, 1864. He is survived by his widow,
two sons, two daughters, a brother, J. A.
Haggart of St. Paul, Neb., and three sis
!" Juneral services were conducted In
the Christian church, Rev. M, h. Rose
Mr. Julia langllti.
Grand Island Mrs. Julia Lattglitz, SO,
(tied at the home Of tier r1ao-h,... 11..
Charles F. Auhl. She wa born in' -Han
over, Germany. She ts survived by two
daughters and one son. The body was
taken to her former home at Marysville,
Kan., fo burial.
Mr. Clara Piddnck. '
Grand Island Mrs. Clara Pidduck, 78,
wife of James H. Pidduck, died at her
home northwest of the city. In Novem
ber. 1920. In this city, Mr. and Mrs.
Pidduck celebrated their golden wedding
anniversary. Funeral services were held
in the home.
Mr. Cyril R. Smith.
Grand Island Mrs. Cyril E. Smith, S8.
wife of a ITnion Pacific operator, died
at her home in this city following an
illness of one day. Surviving her is her
husband and three children.
- v ,
Mr. Otto Enoch.
Beatrice Funeral aervlces for Mrs. Otto
Knoche were held in the Lutheran church
at Plymouth, conducted by Rev. .Mr. te
hlnger. (The body was taken to her old
home at Callaway for burial.
Mr. Emm. Dixon.
Beatrice Mra. Kmma Dixon, 71, died
at her home In thl city. She leaves no
known relative in thla country.
Mra. Narah Roll.
Beatrice Mra. Srah Bnll. 70. of Paw
nee City, died at a hospital here. Tha
body wa taken to Pawnee City for burial.
Mr. William Johnson.
Beatrice Mr. William Johnson. 37. liv
ing near Adama, died in thla city after
a brief illness. She Is survived by her
nusoana and seven children.
C. V. Chrl.ten.en.
5t. Paul i". r. Chrlstensen. pioneer
resident of this county, died and wa
hurled tn jnwvir prenttct. whera ha
r.aiitrd for 41 i. II litvM lhrc
on slid on dauahi.r.
Mm, Minnie MunU.
riavid fit Mra, Mmm. Muntt, 4.
dl.d at h.r ham In I'.nd t'uv. hh
cm. la Duller county In the eilv d.
hh. raised 10 children la in.nliDod and
Two Old Ixildlera Me.
M.'l-ook Tha old ul,iin. of IUd Wit
low louiilv h.va Iwen redU'-.d bv Iwa
death thi week; John W. I ndermtl of
Itoutli M.i'nolt wa. hurid In Ih II. A. H.
t'.iiietrrr hern, Tha body of I. C. F
of tin Kld-r wa. pent to fllt.rd, I'..,
for hurl. I. II. had lived her. fur many
yeari alone on a farm north ot Mi. Cook.
Mr. Mary lltlo.
Be.trlre Mr. Mary tillo, 73, old re.1
dnt of th I'arlland vicinity, died at her
home, hh t ui lved by her bu.band
nd eight ihildrrn.
Mra, Fred Beard. lev.
Arnold. Mr.. Fred IteariLley, whs ram
tn Arnold wiih hr parent.. Mr. and Mr.
Will her, In last, died at hor om her.
Falrbury. Jo nit Hchweinlrr. II. died
at hi home. Mr, rnhmeinler wa a
rlonier of Jefferson county. tiling near
Old Meridian over SO year ago.
Mr. r.lliHl.cth Warn)..
Falrhury. Funeral .ervlcea were held
for Mr. Cora Kllaahcth U.mls, ti. who
died at her horn In Falrbury.
I. W. rrowant.
Pawnee Clty.-l. v. 1'runant, "7. pioneer
resident of thl" county and a veteran of
the civil war, died at the home here. For
'S year. I'rowant h.n been commander
nr th rnoma. Inc. po.t of the U. A. li.
He I well known over the slate, having
been active in slate U. A. R. affair In
former year. Ma I survived by three
on, two daughter and a wife. Funeral
service wire held In tha home.
John K. Htutlielt.
Tecumseh. John Kdward Htuthelt. , a
pioneer settler of Johnson county and for
two term, a member of the board of
county commissioners, died at his home
In Sterling. Mr. Stuthelt wa born in
Clayton county, Iowa.
Falrbury. A. Forslund. for many years
a slioemslter of Falrbury, died at his
home. Mr. Foralund has been an em
ploye of the "Electric" hop her.
Lodgopole. Krneat, 17. son of Mr. and
Mrs. B. J, Watson, died here after a
week' tllness. The body was taken to
L'tica. th family former home, for
Mr. John Dolihs.
Beatrice Mrs. John" Dobbs, pioneer
resident of tiago county, died at her home
In thl city. She Is survived by her
husband and seven children.
Mrs. Robert Henderson.
Beatrice. Mrs. Robert Henderson, 71,
died at the home Of her riomrhl., -u,-.
J. L. Bailey, near Cortland. She n
old resident of that section of the
Beatrice. Rnvmnnrl KttlA - -
Mr. and Mrs. Marten Schenkle of Adams,
died after a brief Illness.
Memphis Misa Mia U.v.. nf T!.,,,,.
and Lester Wagoner, recently of Omaha,
were united in marriage nt the bride's
home. Rev. A. C. J. Kellow performed
the coremnnv. The hrl.tA u o,. hu,.u,a-
of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bryvr, pioneer
farmers of Memphis. Mr. Wagoner will
continue to .operate his farm near Memphis.
Beatrice Harolll Hnrsr. anrl'MI. TJtt,
Gardner, both of this cltv.
rted at Marysville, Kan. The bride un
til recently was employed in the tele
phone office here. The youngr couple wilt
mane their home near ymore.-
Moorefieid Harrv SVntnn mni Vi
Rena Reehard, daughter of Mr. and Mra.
Joe Rcchard, were marlied In Kansas.
Observe Two Weddings.
Bloomfield Two weddings were solem
nized at the West Side Lutheran church
ner Frank Peitzmeier. a boh of Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Peitzmeier, and Miss Minnie
Hotes, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Hotes, were married at 2 o'clock and im.
mediately following: this ceremony Henry
jveicisen una miss Anna j.emHe joined
hands. The ring ceremony was used in
the latter instance. Re, A.' Spfecker
mann was the officiaUns clergyman.
Both the grooms are farmers.
Falrbury Fred Joseph Tupa of Swan
ton and Rcse Helen Betka of Milliiran
were married by Judge jN'utzman here.
Beatrice Elmer Weiner. 38, and Freida
Jv'eiman, 19, both of Barneston. were
married by County Judge Messmore.
West Point IJcennes.
Went Foint Marriage licenses were 'is
sued to the following: Joseph Birkby and
miss fnoooe Heifer; Georgo C. weborg
and Tyra E Larson: Ellis B. Stewart
and Florence M. Faubel; Rolliu B. Jor
dan and Miss Goldie L, Laird.
Schuyler William S. Bailey and Miss
Klljsabeth Wigington were married by
Rev. George M. Yates. Gerald Wigington
and Khoda Bailey were attendants. Mr.
and Mra. Bailey will make their home on
a farm near Schuyler.
Schuyler Miss Stell Hughes and EQ
win F. ludpk euprised their friend by
going to Omaha and getting married.
Both were members of Schuyler High
school clasi of 1921. Mr. I'udek is a
partner with his father In a general mer
chantile store and the bride is the daugh
ter of Frank Hughes, grocer.
Grand Island James Ralph McKean ot
Kearn-y, .and Misn Margaret Johnson ot
Aberdeen. S. D., were united In marriage
at the First Methodist parsonage, the
ring ceremony being perfoyned by Rev.
J. H. Stilt. . They will reside in Kearney,
where the groom has interests in a
wholesale grocery business.
Grand Island Ttje marriage of Miss
Emma Claussen and Otto Tacge, both
well-known young people of Hall coun
ty, took place at the court house in this
city. County Judge Mullin officiating.
Miss Eda Claussen, slated of the bride,
and Rudolph Tagge, brother of the groom,
were the only attendants. Following the
ceremony an elaborate dinner was served
at the home of the bride's parents. Mr.
and Mrs. Hans Claussen, northwest of
this city, to about 40 relatives and friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Tagge will reside on a farm
near Wood River. -
Grand Island Miss Lena Ronnfeldt or
Grands iMand and Russell Thomas of
Vandergrift, Pa., were married at the
courthouse in this city. County Judge
Mullin oficlating. An Informal reception
for a largo party of relatives was held
at the home of the bride's parents. For
the present they will resido In this ctiy.
Grand Islnnd The marriage of Miss
Vera Beck and E. W. Miner, both of this
city, took place at the First Methodist
parsonage. Rev. J. Ii. Stitt officiated in
the presence of only the sinnatory w!i
neiwa. Aftr a brief honeymoon trip to
Omaha they will be at home in this city.
Mr. Minr is proprietor of Miner's Radia
tor shao here.
Financial 1 1 Omaha Grain
By ALEXANDER DANA NOYES.
Omaha Ilea Ira.ed Hire.
New York, March 26. So far as it
l-al a bearing on the financial situ
ation, last wccV news wai both
good and bad. That bad been true
of jifvcral previous weeks in which,
however, the contrast usually was
between bad news of a retrospective
character, such as industrial com
pany balance sheets for 1M2I, and
Rood news with a prospective qual
ity, such as rising grain prices, easier
money anil increasing steel trade
activity. Of last week's unfavorable
news, particularly the reduction of
Northern l'acific dividend and the
passage of the soldiers' bonus bill in
the bouse, it might be said that this
time it had to do more with the
future than with the past.
Hut on the other hand, it was
news which had been entirclv ev-
pected. For weeks no one has looked
for anything but a sweeping house
of representatives majority for the
bonus bill; the real point of discus
sion was the subsequent attitude of
the senate and the president.
Cut In Dividend Vneipeeted.
When the Northern Tarifln dlvlrienj rale
'am- down from 7 per cent to i l.st
Wednesday, the action was commonly
aesrrllied as unexpei ted. But a mart
In which a 7 per tint stork sells at S4
(which Is Northern Pacific' hlBhext price
thus far In 1922) In making a pretty plain
prediction that the 7 per cent dividend
would not bo long- maintained. On the
whole, the directors' action has been re
ceived In financial circles with composure,
fcven Wail street Is not o Inerpcrionecd
as to approve the paying; of high unearn
ed dividends out of aurplua when the rail
way situation Is still obscure. As to the
general fact which caused the decision
for a lower rate, those have long been
known to every one.
The two strongly favorable incidents
of the week were the fall of the rate on
merchants loans to the lowest figure tlnce
1917, and the unmislakablo tiulckpning of
activity In the steel trade. The low
money rata was a matter of Importance,
not alone because of Its prospective
influence on trade conditions, but
because of its immediate Influence on the
Aid to Kuropean Kecorerr.
It is impossible to emphasize too strong
ly the fact that a broad market for in
vestment securities, old and new, at good
price and at reasonable rates of inter
est, was an indispensable preliminary to
Europe's economlo revival. M'hat It has
meant already may bo judged from the
fact that not only has our market re
lieved the French Investor from the bur
den of financing the French cities, de
partments and railways, but that both
London and New Tork are lending to
Czecho-Slovakia showing what is possible
even for a middle Kuropean state which
makes serious efforts at balancing Its
budget and controlling paper inflation.
Of the gradual but continuous recovery
in steel production, the essential fact Is
that one must go back to the last months
of 1920 in order to find a time when the
Industry as a whole was working at as
high rate as that of the past week.
Schuyler At the republican caucus the
following ticket waa placed in the field:
Mayor, H. H. Smith; dork. Amos Svo
boda treasurer, Joseph JU. Rogers; coun
cilmon, H. A. Folken, Anton, Salak,
Joseph G. Groulik; school board, Anton
Kopac ffnd Thomas Stibal. The demo
cratic caucus placed on ticket, major, J.
Zerzn; treasurer, A. Bush: clerk. P.
Kovar; councilmen. M. E. Holub, F. B.
Dildok. Rudrlph Kajmon; school bffard,
J". Folda and Frank Henry.
Vote on Carnivals.
Franklin At the city caucus H. J.
Murray and W. A. Chittwood were nom
inated for mayor; for councilman, Flrftt
ward, H. Plank, sr., and Wm. Depen
dehner; Second Ward, J. A. Williamson
aid S. M. Rogers; clerk. W. A. Butler;
treasurer, W. H. Lohr. The question or
nermittin? a carnival lo show within
tho city limits is to be submitted to the
voters at tho election In April. .School
offices nominated: K. 1. Martin. C J.
Furry, Mrs. Clyde Henvcr and Airs.
Two Tickets Named.
Gibbon The question of electing three
trustees to the town board will be inter
esting. At the annual caucus three nom
inations were made in the regular way,
the next afternoon another special cau
cus was called by petition and under the
heading of the business men's ticket
three more names were presented.
Vote on Sunday Baseball.
Benkelman The - village caucus nomi
nated two members for the board of
education, T. C. Riley to succeed himself,
and W. C. Hanson. Dr. Woods. G. J.
Owen and A. W. Woodworth were nomi
nated for the village board to succeed 15.
A. Hester, D. L. Ough and R. IX Druliner.
The village will vote on tho Sunday
baseball question at the coming election.
. Central City Central CHy will have
tut one ticket in the field at the coming
election, the progress! vo party endorsing
practically every candidate named by the
union caucus. The following will com
prise tbe ticket: Mayor, J. W. Mancham
er; clerk, P. Young and Charles New
myes; treasurer, Kric Wright; council
men. First ward, Charles Schafer; Second
ward. Will Vieregs; Third ward. Charles
MciOndree; school board. Dr. Fred Fouts,
H. Pharrs, O. T. Bishop and R. Toolcy.
!St, l'aul Caucus.
St. Paul At a citizen's taucus held la
this city Mayor George J. Welsh was re
nominated for the same of fie. V, J.
Borin. lumber dealer, waa also named
for the same position. 1.. H. Bell was
renominated for city clerk snd T, J.
N't 1 sen named for the same position. R.
,T. Armstrong was renominated for city
treasurer and E. F. Gerney named for the
same place. C, W, McCracken and C. K.
J-eftwIch were renominated for the city
council and they will not have any oppo
sition. Alvin Johnson, W. E. Joynt, John
Madriox and J. P. Bower were named for
members of the board o education. Two
will be elected.
Candidate for Mayor.
"West Point Joseph Wostoupal has been
chosen by the citizens' party as a candidate-
for mayor to scppose I. W. John
son, people's party candidate.
Toot Halls a (uestion. '
Ojrailala At tho city caucus the fol
lowing men wire placed on the ticket
for the city council. For the two-year
terms. S. L. Hstbeck, R. G. Nelson, W.
J. Scott and William McBurford. For the
one-year term: J. H. Doberty and Fred
Peters. A total of three men are to be
elected for the coming year. Poo bills
wer voted out of Ogallala about four
)r ago. and as there has b?en some
agitation of again having pool halls, the
question ot licensed pool halls will agstn
come up for the vote of the people at the
municipal election. . For the school board:
the following min were placed in nomi
nation, two to bf elected: C. 1. Country
man. E. A, Smith.
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Omalia. March 25.
Receipts .1 Omalia continue on a
liberal scale. Arrivals today were i
34 cars of wheat, 5 cart of corn am
totaled for all grains 132 cars, and,
compared with a heavy run latt year,
amounting to 173 car. Total lili
menu were light at 103 cars and,
compared with the heavy departures
of 221 cars a year ago. While Liv
erpool was quoted lower this morn
ing on wheat, advices from that mar
ket were of a more optimistic na
ture, saying that while oftcrins
were liberal from Manitoba and Ar
gentine, shipments thiv week from
Australia were much liKhtcr. that of
ferings of corn were liberal and de
mand poor. Indications this morn
ing were that exporters were after
corn, oats and barley in our markets.
Buenos Ayrcs cable says first new
corn shipped to Holland.
Our local cash market was a slow
affair, buyers and sellers not getting
together readily. There was a fair
demand for wheat on a basis, but
holders were unwilling; to part with
their cash wheat at these lower
prices and the offerings went at gen
erally 2 cents lower. There was a
good demand for corn. Kansas
City and St. Louis were buyers In
this market. Trobably for export
sales of this cereal were made at 'Ac
to lc lower. Oats were unchanged,
rye was unchanged and barley lc to
No. ! dark hard! 1 cr smutty), 11.31.
o a rtnrk hard: 1 car (smutty). 11.27.
No. 2 hard winter: 1 car, f 1.28 ; 1 car
(shipper1 welRhts. 62 per cent dark!,
11.28: 1 car. I1.S7: 1 car. 11.25; 1 car
No. 3 hard winter; 1 csr, 11.50; 1 car,
1.2; 1 car (smutty), $1.27.
No. 4 hard winter: 1 car (1 ptr cent
heat damaged). $t.H.
No. 2 yellow hard: 1 car. $1.20.
No. 3 yellow hard: 1 car (.03 per cent
heat damaged), $1.13.
No. S yellow hard: 1 car (shipper
welEhts. 2.4 per cent heat damaged),
"'No. t mixed: 1 car (special bllllnc,
No. 1 white: 3 cars, 60c.
No. 2 white: 2 cars. 60c.
No. 1 yellow, 8 cars, 50c.
No. 2 yellow: 1 car (shipper's weights),
50c: 7 cars. 60c: 4 car( old billing), 4c.
No. 3 yellow: 6 car. 49'ic
No. 1 mlied: 2 cars, 4R,c.
No. 2 mid: 6 cars. 4SV4c; 1 car (near
No. 3 mixed: 1 car, 4Sc.
No. 6 mixed: 1 car, 47c.
Nn. 2 white: 1 car. S4'4.
No. 3 white: 2 cars (shipper weights),
3JV4c; 4 cars, 33 '4c
One car not oats. 33c.
One'-third car spelp, 85c cwt.
No. 2: 3 cars, 92c.
No. 3: 4 cars, 91c.
No. 4: 1 car, 90c
No. 3: 1 car. 67c.
No. 4: 2 cars. 64c.
Sample: 1 car, 63c; 2-3 csr, 60c.
OMAHA. RECEIPTS AND SHIPMENTS.
official 1 hiiMn.y..,
HI l.y. thl w.tk,
Hunt ! I.at .-k 93.7s
h.ni il.y. 3 w'. 0 JI.M4
h.in. day 3 a s ST. 41
bam day )car io 2I.V07
Omaha., lUrctl It.
fatt I. 1o. h.l.
, 4 J 3.:. Ik .
, i ll 4.1" !."
, 7.t 7.4 II ol
. 71 lilt 7.9)1
. !.. 1.71$
S'lO 4 .u $14
.lift Ji.7.i 40.909
4 4J 4....I
Wheat 23 15 63
Corn 95 78 121
Oats 65 00 68
KANSAS CITY RECEIPTS,
Wheat 105 107
Corn 3S 19
Oats 6 7
ST. LOUIS RECEIPTS.
Wheat 72 10
Minneapolis ........ 50
PRIMARY RECEIPTS AND SHIPMENTS.
Receipts Today. Wk. Ago. Yr. Ago.
Wheat 532.000 823.000 1.314.0PO
Corn 675.000 97.0jOO 1,117.000
Oat 404.000 497.000 760,000
Wheat 4SS.0OO 452,000 S54.OO0
Corn . 431,000 1,000.000 785,000
Oats 438,000 739.000 884,000
Tushels Today. Yr. Ago.
Wheat and flour. .225,000 674,000
Corn 212.000 265,000
Mill Buys Tower.
Falrbury The Falrbury alfalfa mill has
been eciuipped with a 75-horsepower motor
and receives power from the city of Fair
bury. Owing to the Increased demand for
motive power the city is Installing an
other large boiler.
Build Filling Station.
Tecumseh Garrett & Thompson, oil and
gasoline dealers, have teased a lot on th
east Bide of the public square and will
start work next week on a modern filling
Sell Farmer Ele Tator.
Tecumseh The elevator property at
Tecumseh belonging to the Farmers' union
wa old at public auction to O. J. lc
Dougal. a member of the union, for $6,600.
The sale was on the condition that a new
company la to be organized, take over the
property, and pay into the treasury of
the dissolved company a sum sufficient
to meet the total Indebtedness of th old
company, $7,600. The sale was on the
condition that a new company la to be
organized, take over the property, and
pay into the treasury of the dissolved
company a sum sufficient to meet the
total indebtedness of th old company,
$7,600. About a dozen men are associated
with Mr. McDougal to carry out thja
rattle Receipt. !0 bL Not .nough
r.tll. of any I... w.r. on ..1. today lo
tr.t tha market, which. u.u.l on a
Haturd.r, a. nuot.d nominally l..ly.
On a run of a little over id.Ouo head thi
week, tr..l. hi. ,iut about held Ma awn.
There wa. a .m.ll 4van nn Ih open.
IciT day when receipt. r. light, but Ihl
wa later lot, and l.f and butcher -t.
II are clo.ing ju.t about t.iJy with
week ago. blocker and feeder demand
ha been very slack the latter part of Ih
week, and on this clas of stuff th mar
ket I doling dull and ...ler.
Quotation, nn rati la : Good to choice
he.vt. $7.7.fel.3S: filr In good b..ve,
.90'7.o4; common to fair beev.a, $4.40
4D.I6: good lo chore yearlings. $7.(00
$ 40; fair lo ijood yearling. $7.004 7.60:
cunmion to fair yearlings. $. 606 7.00; good
to choice heifers, $6..5cr 7.ti0; fair to good
hoKers, 5.90.60: food to choice cows,
$i.3545.li.'.: fair to good cow., $4(00
1.35: common to fair tow. (2.5064.35:
good (o choice feeder. $6.0tf 7.76; f.ir te
good feeder., $.;6r(.$5; common to fair
rreacrs, ft lav n.sz: good to choice .lock
er. $220.127.116.11: fair to good .locker..
w.bnqu,G common lo fair .lockers,
$5.756.36; stock heifer. $4.506.00;
morn cow. .1.5iiTfs.; j; stock calr,
i.7uTj 7.h6; real clave. $. 008 9.25; bulls,
.tags, etc.. $3.4042 5.25.
Hogs Itecelpls, 4.S00.hed. There wa
a gcoa shipper demand Saturday and
prlii during the early round, ruled gen
erally 10c higher with snota showlne a 16e
advance. Packer refused to follow th
nasia ec by .nippers and the market
closed with the advance lost. Ltrht hue.
sold from $3 656 9 96, with a top price of
.i'mju. Mixta lo.da and butcher weigh).,
39.6009.76. Packing grades. $$.76.l0.
with extreme heavies, $8.26 g.7b Bulk of
saies was 9.6o9.. Prices at this
week' close show an advance over last
Sh. Pr. No. Av. Sh.
210 $9 15 32. .324 140
Sheen and LAnih.-Rc!nt enn hA
Pric on fat lamb have been generally
easior ror tne week, most session ruling
steady to share lower with closing prices
15 ft) 25c under last week. Feeders and
shearing; lambs hav sold fullv steady at
present quotatlona, $13.75014.00. Sheep
bave been srtong showing an advance of
noout i'ao ror the week, light ewe mak
ing a inrj oi y.t0.
Quotation on sheep; Tat lambs, good to
choice. $14.65015.00: fat lambs, fair to
good, $14.O0fi14.50; shearing lambs, $13.60
14.01); feeder lambs. $13.00H3.60; cull
lambs. $10.00012.00; fat yearlings, light,
$I2.5013.0(: fat yearlings, heavy, $9.6019
10.50; wether's, $S.OO10.00; fat ewes,
light, $9. 009.60; fat ewes, heavy. $7.00
9.00; clipped lambs. $12.00g13.00.
CHICAGO CLOSING PRICES.
T8y Updike Grain Co. DO. 2627. March 23.
Art. I Open. High. Low. Close Ye.
1.33 I 1.32X
1.01 "J I 1.03
.93 I .94
.40 '4 1
.36 s 1
.92 Hi .93141
Minneapolis. Minn.. March 25. Wheat-
Receipts, 60 cars, compared with 321 cars
a year ago. Cash: No. 1 northern, $1.4614
1.49; May. $1.38; July. $1.29?i.
i;orn .-no. 3 yellow, 48()490.
Oats No. 3 white, 32 32 14c
Rye No. 2. 93V49414c.
Flax No. 1, $2.47 iS 2.4914.
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Ne. 9 ,
( r.ck ,,,
tper r...i... 1)1414
Cr.amery, pnni ,.
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t'eunirt, b.l ,.. ,?l
r'euAlrv. e.irme ,l ,l(
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fr.lrl. Ne, $ upland .ltlei:
V. I ununl () II
No, 1 upland. ....... I(i. IM
Vo. 1 mi li.n.l. ,..... i ee it
Ne. 3 midland. 4o41Sa
Nn, 1 lowln1. 9 AfJlttAA
Sa. f lowitml.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,. 9 P
A I fill f At t bA(v )
)( . ;s
No. $ IT I) M
M'ndar4 18.104.22.168 1-'
i; isoi3 k
Ne. I ., I" Ml It
I'tt tr.w t "(?
Wheat atrav 1.00M t.
rnriTti and vegetahli:s
Fruit llansn... pee th,, 7SI.
Otin.n: Mi- :i and Urg.r, 7 0i.n;
sise 2(0, $ 7101 00; ! !. $.60o7.5;
em 324, (,I07 . Florida tangerine,
r.r bus. $4 00. Lemon. pr I h'vi
7 (Ir.p.rruil. pr rrate, 11.100 4 (").
AppL.t lirlletnua, according lo als an
grade. 11 (OA Ti; Rome K.aulle., lo l...
IJJIid $.; w Inn.n., according lo .ire
and grade, II 90 0 . i: mack Twig.. .
cording to an. .nd grade. $3.00; ArU.n
... Klaek, according to en and grade,
1 64)1 "4; Men I'.vl.. according to u
nd grade, $.1.00; N.wion Pippin., crord
Ing to .Ii. and grade. 13 7561:1. Hlr.w.
herrtea, per nu.rt, 0ff7r. Klg.: ('ill.
fnrnia. 24 pkg. l ol, $1:4; bulk, pe rib.
Vegetable Potato..: N.bra.ka Farljr
Ohio No. I, p.r cwt., 11.7. 91.90; Jlinn
.la wrhli alnrk. No. I, p.r cwt, $.'.00:
Colorado and Idaho white, per cwt., $2.0"
1 35; Red Rlv.r Ohio .tock, Nn, 1. p.r
cwt.. $2.000110: Oregon Netted Oem..
p.r cwt., $7.50: Color. do Brown Beauties,
Ser cwt . $; 00;.;. Sweet Potato... p.r
u $1,754)1.00. C'.lery. per do.. 76cJ
$1.IS. 7.ettuce; 7..af. per do., 75Q90r;
head, p.r crat.. $66A(.o. Onion.: Red,
per lb.. 910c: yellow, per lb., 11409..
Onion Beta, per bu., $3 :693.00. r.ulU
flower, p.r crate, $2.'SnjJ;3.7S. Cuciimh.r.
hot heue. per dot. $2.IOf?3.00, Carrotv
P.r lb., :mr3c. Turnip., per lb HHt
3e. Parr,lp, per Ih., 343Se. Reel.,
per lb., 101V. f-ahhage. new T.ra..
per lb., 8414c. Tnmatoee. p.r crate, $4.01
irS.nO; lugs. $3.10. Toung t4nuthern K.d-
I. he. per dog, 76cfl$.oo; Toung South
ern Carrot, per do., 0c4j$i,00. Toung
Southern Beet, per do., 90c $100.
Toung" Southern Onion, per do., 7
90c. Brua.el Sprout.. pr lb., 26c. Shal
lot, per doz., (6073c. Green Peppr.
per lb., 30035c. r.rsl.y, per dog.
bunches, 45cl$l 00.
Nuts Black Walnut, per lb., tc. Eng- .
II. h Walnut, per lb., 30935c, rtrar.il
Nut; large, washed, per lb., lllc;
medium, washed, per lb., 14916c. Pecans,
large, per lb.. 23930c. Almonds. ack
lot, per lb., 2$e. Peanut: Jumbo, raw.
pr lb., 11912c; Jumbo, roasted, 13115c:
No. 1 raw, pr lb., Hc; No. 1
Honey In comb, per eae, $5.109 $ 00.
HIDES AND WOOU
Beef hide: Oreen salted, No. 1. per lb.,
E6c; green salted No. 2. per lb., 495c;
green hides. No. 1, per lb., 394c; green
hides. No. 3, per lb., 29 3c; green salted
(old stock), p.r lb., 23c; green sailed
bull hides. No. 1, per lb.. So; green sailed
bull hide.. No. 3. p.r lb.. 2c. -
Hone hides: Large, each, 12.50; me
dium, each, $2.00; smalt, each, $1.60; pony
and glues, each, 75c9$1.00.
Sheep pelt.: .Green salted, a to alze
and wool, each, 50c9$l.OO; ahearlings,
green salted, a to iz and wool, each,
Wool: Choice fin and half-blood, per
lb., 32927c; medium or turee-eighta-tloori.
Per lb., 20929c; low and quorter-blood.
per lb., 17919c; burry wool, per lb., $9
Whole! dir. of beef cut ar. a.
follows: No. 1 ribs. 32c; No. t riba. 21c:
No. 3 ribs, 16c; No. 1 loins. !4c; No. 3
lolna, 23c; No. 8 loins. 19c; No. I rounds.
lbc: mo. z rounds, jjc: No. i rounds,
1314c: No. 1 chuck. 14c; No. 3 chucks,
9c: No. 3 chucks, lc: No. 1 elates. 6c:
No. 3 platea, 6c; No. 3 plates, 4c,
Triangle Debate to Start
in Lincoln, Neb., April 7
Lincoln. Representatives of the
Universities of South Dakota, Iowa
and Nebraska will participate in tlieiV
hrst annual tnanBle debate Aonl 7.
with the Nebraska affirmative team
meeting South Dakota here, and the
negative team debating Iowa at Iowa
City. The subject is "Resolved. That
the United States Should Cancel the
The triangle debate this year su
percedes the Keffraska-Iowa dual de
bates held since the war.
G. Wendell Beree and Harold M.
Hinkle, Lincoln: Llovd W. Poee and
B. D. Quackenbush, Grand Island
(alternative), compose the Isebraska
thrmative team, and Fred C. Camn-
bell and Bernard Gradwhol, Lin
coln: Sheldon Tefft, Weeping Water,
fcnd H. L. Caswell, McDonald, Kan.
(alternative), make up the negative
South Side Brevities
ORIENT COAT.,? CERTAtVT.V VI
0076, SOUTH OMAHA ICE COMPANT.
A. w. Jones. Insurance all kinds. Invut
of All Kind
in the careful handling of ail
orders for grain and pro
visions for future delivery in
all the important markets.
We, Operate Office at
Sioux City, Iowa
Des Moines, Iowa
Kansas City, Mo.
Food Index Turns Lower
Bradstreet's Food Index number, based
on the "wholesale prices per pound of 31
articles ued for food, i $3.20, comparing-
with to. 23 last week end J1 07
for the week ending March 24. l;i.
Thla week's number ihowi a loss of
nine-tenths of 1 per cent from last week,
hut a iraln of 4.S per cent over- the Ilk
week of last yesr.
Flour, sprlnit wheat, sbort ribs, lard,
raw auaar, refined sugar. coffe, apples,
errs, basic pi iron, old Chicago car
wheels, tid spelter.
Red rhut, corj. oate, barley, bams,
tallow, butter, live beevs, live hogs, live
sheep. lire lambs, cotton, gray roods,
o half-blood wool, linseed oil. Adiron
Private wire connections to all offices
except Kansas City and Milwaukee.
Erery Car Receireg Careful Perioral Attention
Updike Grain Company
"The Reliable Consignment House"