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THE N0RT17 PLATTE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE.
ARGENTINE PLANS TARIFF REPRISALS Government is Asked by Com merce Confederation to Watch Bill in Senate, MUST KEEP JLIST OF GUESTS Irishmen Incensed by Drastic Order In Connection With Martial Law In Cork. Buenos A Iron. Protesting against llio recent tariff moustire passed by tho American limine of representatives, which It Ih claimed, virtually prohibits the Import of wheat, Hour, corn, wool mid various meat products by tho j United States, tho Argentine confed ' eratlon of cotiimorcc, lndiiBtry and pro ducttnn, hfis sent a note to tho Argen tine government advising thnt reprls nln be taken ugnliiBt products from tho United States Imported by Argentina If the house measure Is enacted Into law. Revision of Federal Tax. New York. Recommendations for n radical revision of the federal tax laws, calling for a curtailment of more thnn .$1,000,000,000 a year havo been made public by the tax commit tee of the National Industrial Confer ence board. The report, expressing tho opinion of only tho committeemen, will bo submitted as a basis for discussion o the third national industrial tax con ference, which will convene hero Jan uary 21, 22. The report presents tho following recommendations : Repeal of the excess profit tux, which would diminish federal taxes $000,000,000 per annum. Reduction of surtax rates, which would entail a loss of $200, 000,000 an mially, A provision thnt business losses for nny your should bo deductible from, tho Income derived during the succeed ing year or the preceding year, which would curtail taxes $50,000,000 yearly. Must Keep List of Quests. Cork.A military proclamation or ders that nil householders In the mar tini law area on January 1 alllx on tho Inner side of their doors n list of alt Inmates with age, sex and other de scrlptlon. Hotels. and lodging houso kccperH aro required to furnish dally to tho nearest police station a similar list with Information ,ns to where each guest comes from and where ho is going. View On Russia Still Obscure. London. Tho king's speech on the occasion of the proroguing of parlia ment, after reference to tho continued friendly relntlons with foreign pow ers, ulluded to tho Greek dltllculty nnd declnrod, that the government would, In conjunction with tho allies, endeavor to reach a solution compatible with their Joint responsibilities. The sit uation with respect to Russia was de scribed ns still unsettled and obscure. Proclaims State of War. London, D'AnnunzIo hns proclaim ed that a stntc of war exists between lils Flume government and Italy and bus forbidden tho population of Flumo to leave the city. The procla mation, says tho Central News Romo correspondent, adds that nnyoiio speaking against D'AnnunzIo Is Uablq to bo shot. Legion Will Aid Police, Los Angeles, Cal. Services ot 10,000 members of tho American Le gion Will bo offered to this city ns an auxiliary police force 1o check tho un usual provalenco of crime. Mnyor Snyder and tho police commissioners said they would he glad to gut tho for mer soldiers aid. Winnipeg, Man. Trudo legislation In the United States that may bo re garded as "Inimical to the Interests, of Canada" will, bo mot with protec tive legislation, according to Sir .Tames Loughoed, member of tho do minion cabinet. Cleveland, 0. The fourth federal ro Bcrvo bank, In its monthly summary, of business conditions, says business lias weuthorod the Btorin of 1020, und that an era of stabilized business con ditions la In sight, Probable Members of Cabinet. Marlon, O. Prepiriont-cloct Harding has decided on nt least tbreo cabinet appointments, Offers will be inado soon, according to dellnlto Informix tlon. They are: Charles G. Dawes of Chicago for secretary of tho treasury, Charles Evans Hughes of Now York for secretary of state. Senator Albert B, Fall of Now Mexico for secretary, of tho Interior Another appointment practically decided on Is that of sec retary to the president. This post Will be offered to Lu' Roy Vernon ot tho Chicago Dally News. British Battleships in Greek Waters, Malta.Tho Rrltlsh battleships AJux nnd Conqueror, under command of Ad miral do Bobock, former commandor of tho Rrltlsh licet In near eastern wa ters, havo put to sea fully equipped with munitions for war service. It Is reported they will crulso In Greek wu tors. Ottawa, Ont. All taxes on luxuries .i Canada, excepting alcoholic liquors, confectionery and playing curds, havo been abolished by the dominion gov ernment through an order In council. WEEKLY MARKETGRAMS UNITED HTATKS DEPARTMENT OF AOUICll.TUltK. (U. B. Hurenu M Markets.) lor Wek Unded December 22, 1920. Ilnjr, 1'eed and. Heeds, liar market continue dull, Ilecelpta nnd shipments llulit. Movement greatlr cur, tailed by holiday season and unsatisfactory imarket condition. Coldest weather In weat expected to rause Improved demand, but buyers Ate atlll Indifferent. Quote No. '5.Timo"'' York. IJl.tO; CIUcbko, $27.00; Cincinnati, $21 26; Atlanta. $24.00. 'No. 1 Alfalfa, Kansas City. $24 00; Omaha, t21.00i Momphls. (32.00. 'Knnsae City. 116.00, Om l;noll, $17.00. uv. no. i rraine, Omaha. $13. CO; Mln- No Improvement In feed atufTa. Demand 'and price generally lower. Stock of wheat feeds ample, of high protein feeda. larne, 'Corn feoda mention with better demand ithan wheat feeda. Farmers reported buy ;loe cottonseed meal In preference to wheat ,bran becauee on pound rotlonaood meal conaldered equal to two pound wheat bran ifor milk production and In many market icottonaeed meal selling htlow bran price, Production of gluten feed regain light, Improvement expected after ho, day. Horn liny feed supplies adequate. Iloet pulp and .brewer grain heavy. Quoted bran, $26.4.0, Imlddllnga, $22.00, Minneapolis 34 per cent .rottonaecd meal, $27.00, Memphis) $25.00 'northeastern marketa; Unseed meal, $40.00, iMInneapolla; $41.00 llulTnlo; gluten feed, '$83.00, Itoaton; Hominy feed, yellow, $31.(0, ,Ht. Louis: No. 1 Alfalfa meal, $27.00, St. !tou!a; $20.00 Kanaaa City; boat pulp, $40.00, 'Chlcngo. Cloverland Alfalfa aeod movement eon 'tlnnee much below normal price per 100 Iba, to growers: ned Clover, $15.000 IS. 00; .nlalke clover, $1.0022.00; Hwoet clover, '$8.006:11. 00- Alfalfa. $12.00 for common. .Not much sorgo und audan irrniM aend being ithrenhed becnuae of low price and no de mnnd Nominal offer to grower for nm ,ber, orange nnd nimiac aargo are 7Bc$1.00 jier 100 Iba. for country run eeed; $2.00 4.00 for audnn grans aeed. rnln. Three million bushels wheat eold on the lflth for export, but favorable Argentine' crop now atnrted selling movement and carried price ellghtly lower. There was heavy anil general buylnt? of futtirea. In cluding wheat, corn and oata on the 17th, with purchaaea of future for oxport and cah wheat to nil old eale. The marketa responded with advance of about 6c. Corn had Independent atrength on the 18th. but wheat cloaed allghtly o(T. On the 21at weak nesa In stock market had eontlmentnl effect upon grain priced, although corn .continued atrong. Market have entered uauat holi day dullness. New export ante of whent have dwindled, hut demand for cash wheat to nil old export order continue strong. Offering of Canadian wheat have dried up a Canadian wheat price are considerably higher thnn domestic price. Minneapolis report email milling demnml for wheat receipt. Receipts of wheat at Knnsa City continue large. Price at Gulf port for No. 1 Hard Winter wheat, 20o over Chicago March for 30 day delivery; 380 over Immediate delivery. At Chlcngo No, 1 and 2 Hard Winter Wo over Chl cngo December; No, 3, 1 to 2c over; No. 2 yellow corn, lUAo over Chicago Docomber; No. 3, l'i to 3a over; No. 3 Mixed, Ho .under. Corn has shown Independent atrength due to buying by big elevator Interests, but' weakened on tho 22nd, duo to holiday closing down of big corn producta con cern. For tho week, Chlcagb March wheat gained 2y,c, at $1.00; May corn, 3c, at 73lc, Mlneapoll March wheat up 2 He nt $1.57U; Kansn City March, 2 ',4c. nt S1.S64 j Wlnlpeg May He at $1.74. Chi cago December wheat, $1.06; December corn, 70o; May wheat, $1.07. l'rttlts and Vegetable. Northern Hound White potatoes, atendy nt ahlpplng point, closing $1.1G1.30. Chi cago carlot market held nt $1 3501.45 sacked. Jobbing range allghtly lower In other mlddleweetern markets, $1.5001.85. Hound White. 15c lower f. o.' b. western New York shipping polnta. at $1.451.6K-. Hulk Hound Whtto nnd Green Mountains. 5ffll6o lower New York, J1.05JP2.23, Hacked Oreen Mountain slightly lower, lloston, closing $1.7601.90. Baldwin apples down 25c western New York ahlpplng polnta. cloning $3.7504.00 per bbl, Hojdwlna, York and Greenings allghtly lower, Jobbing mostly $2. 5005.00; northwestern extra fancy Wlneartps, medium to large sizes. $2.85 ft 3.76 New York. Yellow O lobe onions down 10j35c per 100 lbs. f. o. b. Western New York ahlp plng polnta, closing nrourid $1.00 Dec. 20th. Coi.uinlng marketa slightly tower. Jobbing 75cO'$1.60. Dig Ronton Lettuce down 26o per 1V4 "dMishol hamper In a alow, dull market at Florida shipping points, reaching a now .low price of 600750 Dec. IStli, Consuming '.markets weak nnd lower, Jobbing $1,00 1.25; California Iceberg lottuce atoady e,t $2.0093.50 per crate. ' Shtptnenta week ended Dec, Slut, nar rated apples, 1.023 rnr; boxed apple, 637; potatoes, 1,07.1; cabbage, 217; lettuca, 339; onion. 173; aweot potatoes, 431. Shipments preceding woek: llnrreled npples, 1,244 car; boxed apples, 805; potatoes, 2,005; cabbage, 330; lettuce, 400; onions, 220; sweet potatoes, 474. Lite Slock und "Stents. Cattlo nnd hogs prlcea at Chicago ad-, vanced' during thu weok, ft brisk demnml, giving light hogs a decided preference. Hogs up an average of 26c per 100 lbs. lleof steers up 76cO$1.00s butcher cattle Arm to a shade higher Sheep and lambs broke sharply. Vat , lambs down 60o; food Ing. lambs and fnt ewes', $1.25 per 100 lbs. December 22nd. Chicago prices: Uulk of hogs, $9,204(0.361 medium nnd good beef steers, $8.25H3.2S; butcher cows and heif er, $4.60!10.50; light nnd medium weight veal calves, $8.25010.50; feeder steers, J0.26WH.2B; fat lambs. $0.50011. 50j feed lug lambs, $8,50010.00: yearlings, 16.76(0 iJ.UO. Fnt ewes, $3.5004.50. The trend of wholesale fresh meats prices wns downward, lloef and veal lost $1,000 2.00. lamb. $2.0003.00 per 100 lbs. Mutton (and fresh pork practically unchanged. De comber 32nd, prices on good grude meats: Itcef. $16.00020.00: veal. 118.00ffl50.00! lamb, $22.00026.00; mutton, $11.00015.00; light pork loins, $10,00022.00; heavy loins, $16.00017.00. Dulry Products, nutter markots have neon nrm during the week; price tendency upward, but no radical changes hnve occurred. Prices, 92 ecoro, average, about lOlVio higher than a week ago. Cloning prices: New York, 60c; Chicago, 52i4c; Philadelphia, 58o; Jloston, 54o. Prlnclpnl demand linn been for fnncy butter, which Is somewhat scarce. Improved demand noted on all grades scor ing 00 and above. Feeling on Danish some what better at prices around 61O62M0. Cheese market extremely quiet: trailing very dull, hut general feeling that usual light holiday demand causing this keeps markets from breaking. Hme nt Wisconsin primary marketa at close at about: Twins, 21t't DiUbU'h, tie; Young Americas, Long Horns nnd Square prints, 2 3 '4c Farm Products Paper Redlscounted, Washington, 1). C Nearly $2,000, 000,000 of paper based on production and sales of farm products has been redlscounted by federal reserve banks this yoav, Governor Harding of tho fedoral roservo board estimated lu a special report to Chairman Uronna of tho senate agricultural committee. Alleged Slayer In Custody. Junroz, Mexico. Clara Barton Smith, wnnted In Ardmoro, Okla., In. connection with thu death of Jako L. Ilamoii, Oklahoma millionaire, has been taken Into custody by Sheriff lluck Garrett of Ardmoro, ' Unemployment Causes Anxiety. London. Extreme anxiety Is felt by tho British people over conditions of unemployment and In somo quarters the opinion Is held that the crisis Is more sorlous than any of Us prede cessors. Bin Appropriation for State Road Aid, Washington, D. C Leaders of tho houso havo agreed upon an appropria tion of $100,000,000 for state road aid. A bill Introduced by Ilepresontatlvo McArthur, of Oregon, now before the roads committee would make $400, 000,000 of federal funds available dur lug tho next four years, but it devel oped that the committee has decided thnt In the Interest of economy the ap propriation should bo limited to $100, 000,000 and should not cover more than a tum.vuur norloil BALK ON HOME RULE Bill Now Ready for Signature oi King, But DoUbt Aa to Accept ance by Factions of the South. London. The Irish home rule bill, ns modified by tho house of lords, hns been adopted by the house of commons. The bill as It finally emerg6d from par liament ready for the royal signature, Is not fundamentally different from tiq measure the government llrst present ed. Months of discussion and efforts' to amend In both houses resulted lit certnln safeguards being added, which Its adherents believe will muke It nioro acceptable to the Irish people. Its critics, however, still maintain that It will not be accepted by south Ireland, iuud In this connection It Is rcculled 'that Arthur Orlfllth, slim feln louder, said Kiine weeks after the bill was In troduced that there probably wore not ten Influential men In Ireland who hud even taken the troublo to reud It Government Faces a Deficit. Washington, D. C Declaring thnt the government faces a deficit of $2, 100,000,000 for tho current fiscal year, Secretary Houston has warned tho senate finance commltfee that con gress should avoid putting a heavier burden oil tho treasury department. The estimate camo as a surprise to the committee, as It was nearly $1,000,-' 000,000 greater than that recently esti mated by Senator McCumber, North Dakota, one of Its members. For tho fiscal year ending Juno 0, 1022, tho treasury has estimated the deficit would ho approximately $1,000,000,000,' nnd be asked that It could be seen that new sources of revenue must bo sought to meet even current require-:' ments. Will Ask Britain to Explain. Wushlngton, D. C Olliclal cogni zance was taken by the State depart ment of tho action of the British em bassy In writing directly to Chalrmnn Kellogg of the somite committee In vestigating cable communications, de nying testimony of witnesses that Urltlsh authorities Imposed a censor ship on cable messages coming to the United States from Great Urltaln. At tho department's request Sena tor Kellogg sent to Acting Secretary Davis a copy qf tho embassy's letter, together with n transcript of the tes timony of ofllclnls of the American cable companies thnt a censorship was Imposed. Former Nebraskan Dies In California. Sawtelle, Calif. General I'ntrlck Henry Barry, governor of the United States Soldiers' home here, and known ns a leader of the Grand Army of tho Kepubllc, died at his residence on the home grounds Monday following n brief Illness. General -Barry was 70 years of age, n native of County Cork, Ireland, and had been governor of the Sawtelle homo since 1013. He was at one time n member of the Nebraska legislature. Say Wage Reductions Necessary. Now York. Tho Nntlonal Associa tion! of Manufacturers has Issued a statement asserting that contrary to published reports that manufacturers generally regard wage reductions ns necessary, "inanufacturera In all sec tions qf tho country aro striving In ev ery possible way to avoid the reduc tions ami curtailment of operations which may lead toward unemployment or reduction of the purchasing power I of the nation's labor element." Typhoon Wrecks Japanese Island. Toklo, A combined earthquake and typhoon, has wrecked most of the buildings of tho Island of Yap, ac cording to rather meager advices reaching here. Tho Island of Yap,' which has figured much In the news of Into, Is In tho Caroline Island group and was seized from Germany In the war by Japan. 12,000 Immigrants Arrive In One Day. New York. Tho Christinas rush of Immigrants and other passengers anxious to spend tho holidays on American soil reached Its height on Sunday when eight trans-athintlc liners arrived with more than 12,000 passengers. Touopnh, Nov. J. A. Nelson, sec ond assistant treasurer of the, United States under President Lincoln and a witness against tho assassins of tho martyred executive, dletl while visit lug here at tho home of his daughter. Ho was 85 years old. Use of Cider Not Unlawful. Washington. Uso of cider In the home by Its manufocturer, even after it has become intoxicating, Is lawful ami without the bounds of the prohibi tion enforcement act, according to an opinion submitted to the secretary of the treasury by Attorney General Palmer. The opinion Is In contllct with the regulations of tho bureau of in ternal revenue, which state homo miulo cider must bo "non-Intoxicating la fact," although not necessarily con taining less than one-half of 1 percent of alcohol. Decline In Coal Prices. Columbus, O, Tho general price crash, which began with tho collapse of tho sugar market, hns now caught tho coal profiteers. Tho price of soft coal at the mines has fallen about $0 a ton In the last fow months. A drop of $0 a ton In soft coal, if it Is passed on by retailers, means n saving of ?700,000,000 a yenr. "Further declines In coal prices as a result of the mild weather" aro pre dicted In tho Coal Trade Journal, duo to heavy production und tho shutting Aaa4aaaaatA I i WORK OF LEGISLATURE 1 : , i I NEW FACE8 IN LEGISLATURE. Personnel of Newly Elected Members, Many tof Whom Are Making Their First Appearance. Lincoln, Nob. About sixty per cent of the recently elected state law makers, who will moot hero next week, have never ofllclnlly taken pnrt In legislative work before, and a great many of them aro practically un known here. All of them nre republicans, with the exception of four O'Gara of Wakefield, Bock of David City, Oster-' mnn of Central City, and Hoffmelster of Imperial. Following Is the roster: 8I3NATOUS. Wat. Member. Town, 1 John Wlltse, Falls City. 2 A. y. Sturm, Nehawka. 3 Henry Pickett, Wahoo. 4 John W. Cooper, J. A. Davis, John W. Kobblns, Chnrlen I,. Saunders, Louis llerka, Omaha. 5 Albert II, Miller, Illalr. John Q. Oannon, Rosalie. 7 Otto Ulrlch, Wlnaldo. 8 Chas. II. llandnll. Randolph. 9 W. II. Ulan, Albion. 10 J. C. McGowan, Madison. 11 H. C. Heche, Osceola. 12 It. 8. Norval, Seward, 13 C. II. Anderson, Lincoln; Chas, J. Warner, Waverly. 14 Jacob V, Halderman, Pawnee City. 15 It. C. Harries, Fnlrbury. 16 C. J. Watson, Fairmont. 17 Perry Reed, Henderson. 18 Oeorgo 1. Humphrey. Grand Island. TO Krick Johnson. Hastings. 20 M. F. Rlcknrd, Oulde llock. 21 Fred Ilrown, Holdrege. 22 Clarence O. miss, Kim Creek. 23 Willlnm U. Dutton, Mnrna. 24 IJennls II. Cronln, O'Neill. 25 W. V. Hoagland, North Platte. 20 Oeo. IJ. Hastings, drnnt, 27 11. K. Ilushee, Kimball. 28 Janlea W. Oood, Clmdron. IUIPIUMKNTATIVUS. Dlst, Member. Town, 1 Dr. Oeo. W. Ronelter, Falls City. 2 Kills E. Good, Peru. , 3 J. W. Armstrong, Auburn. 4 Ernest II. Glftord, Lowlston. 5 Alfred I). Dowlng. Vesta. 6 H. C. McKee, Palmyra. 7 H. K. Frantz, Kgle. 8 Fred I.. Nutzmnn, Nehawka. 9 Allen Frnzeur, llcllevue. 10 David H. llowman, Kobort C. Drueee- dow, aeonre II. Dybull, T. II. Dysart, Harry A. Foster. V. C. Hascall. I. A. Medlar, Kdw. W. Palmer, Wm, L. Randall, N. A. Robertson, Ed, A. Smith, Jno. O. Ycleer, Omaha. 11 Albert W. Sprlck, Fontnnelle. 12 H. L. Webster, Tekarnnh. 13 Walter Sandqulst, Wnlthlll. 14 J. F. Kendall. Poncn. 15 V. II. O'Gara (democrat) Wakefield. Hi F. E. Anderson. Wausa. 17 Kobort Lynn, Mngnett. 18 W. W. Cole, NellRh. 19 N, M. Nelson, Pierce. 20 V. G. Williams, Carroll. 21 Laurltz Laurltzen, West Point. "2 Henry Behrens, Ueemer. 23 Michael V. Rudy, Albion. ' 24 c. M. Morlan, Newman Grove. 26 Kd II. Hoare, Monroe. 26 C. F. D. Nleweddle, Lindsay. 27 Dan McLeon, Schuyler. 28 Geo. F.- Striate, Fremont; M. A. Frost, Uehllhs. 20 A. L. Ulstrom, Memphis; R. II. Park. Yutan. 30 Walter L. Anderson, J. Reld Green, Clark Jeary, W. R. Mcllor. R. S. Mosoley, P. A. Sommerlad, Lincoln. 31 Frank W. Acton, Harvey R. Essman, Beatrice. 32 J. A. Axtoll, Falrbury. 33 J. G. W. Weaterhort, Carloton. 34 Milton Young, Plckrell. 35 J. Allen Murphy, Dorchester. 36 Herman F. Beckman, Utica. 37 Henry Hock (democrat). David City. 38 Harry Hanner. David City.' 80 R. G, DouBlas, Osceola. 40 Fred McFnrtand, Yprk. 41 George A. Williams, Fairmont. 42 C. 11. Epperson, Falrlleld. 43 Peter Hakanson, Fnlrnold. 44 Frank Anderson, Aurora. 45 II. E. Goodrich, Nelson. 4ti R. D. Thompson, Cowles. 47 J, C. Gllmure, Prosper; R. R. Vance, Hastings. 48 John McClellan. W. W. Rnnk, Grand Islnnd. 49 Theo. Ostornian (democrat), Central City. 60 D. Stephenson, Fullerton, 51 C. E. Loftwlch, St. Paul. 62 E. a. Wight, Wolbach. 53 W. W. liethea, Ewlng. 64 Brantley E. Sturdevant, Atkinson. 65 George D. Clizbe, Alnsworth. 66 D. E. Strong, Ord. 67 Geo. W. Wolfe, Litchfield. 58 Fiorlno Jacobs, Broken Bow; William Lundy, Bargent. 50 W. T. Gould, Elm Creek; Charles Miner, Ravenna. 60 Ernest Peterson, Axtell, 61 A. H. Ilyrum, Bloomlngton. 62 George M, Wallace, Orleans. 63 Harry Johnson, Holdrcge. 048. J. Franklin, Heaver City. 06 Edward D, Perkins, McCook. 60 Walter H. Votaw, Maywood. 07 J. M. Beans, Lexington. ' 68 K. S. Davis. North Plutte. 69 W. F. Wood, Halglcr. 70 Fred Hoffmelster (democrat), Imperial. 71 Charles S. Reed, Logun. 72 HenJ. H. Mickey. Wood Lake. 73 Dwtght P. Gnswold. Gordon. 74 Oeo. S, Snow, Uhadron. 76 W. M. Harbour. Scottsbluff. 70 James A. Rodman, Kimball. 77 Earl Hllllnrd, Roscoe. Cuming county farmers union nt a recent meeting went on record as In favor of tho following measures to bo Introduced In tho legislature: State bank and homes building luw, to re lievo the present financial stringency; a plan to abolish a party circle on tho ballot; utilization of the Immense wa ter power now going to waste In this state. Dan Swansea, commissioner of pub lic lands and buildings, In his biennial report to Governor McKelvie recom mends that tho state sell all Its school lands. Ills report shows that the state stills owns approximately 1,700,000 acres of this land and that It has a value of $20,000,000. Members of Nebraska post of the American Legion propose to use pressuro to legalize boxing la the state. Prize fighting will bo still clnssiiled ns an outlaw profession. Three Inspectors nt $.?,G0O a year are proposed In a movie censorship I bill, discussed by representatives of, I statu women s organlzatlous nt a con ference with Governor McKelvIo and Secretary Antles of the public welfare board. The women recommend that' all films deemed sacrilegious, indecent or tending to lower public morals may bo conliscated. Dr. Harry Foster, representative from Douglas county, Is enlisting sup port for lils proposal to have either the stnto or counties pinko bond Issues to help ilnanco farmers who face bankruptcy because of falling prices. Secretary Phil F. Bross of the de partment of llnnnce has under con sideration a recommendation to tho' governor calling for u cliungo In tho fiscal year. It now ends. November 80. Mr. Bross contemplates recommending thnt It bo changed to July 1. If he makes such n recommendation tho leg islature, If It lias power, will bo called upon to mnko tho next biennial appro priation for n porlod of twenty-seven months Instead of twenty-four mouths. In the biennial report by Stato Land Commissioner Swnnson, the old cnpltol and tho governor's mansion are valued at 5045.095. CORNHUSKER ITEMS News of All Kinds Gathered From Various Points Throughout Nebraska. OF INTEREST TO ALL READERS Arthur has orgunlzcd a compnny to drill for oil .in that vicinity. Tlio price of milk at Columbus hns been reduced to 10 cents a quart A conference of the Midwest Farm bureau will be held nt Lincoln early lu Janunry. A movement hns been commenced In West Point for the organization of a commercial club. A university press club hns been or ganized nt Lincoln by students Inter ested In Journalism. Farmers In Gage county hnve been plowing the Inst few weeks, a rare thing for tills season. The state normal school nt Kearney has added 7,88.'! volumes to its library during the last two years. Douglas county commissioners will open bids December 30 on n $1,000,000 road Improvement project. Alliance is nlready laying plans to get the 1022 convention of the stnte volunteer firemen's association. An effort Is being made by farmers nround Edison to organize an' equity store und Cream station there. The Women's Public Service club nt Broken Bow has started a movement to establish a city swimming pool. A recent drive for membership has Increased the roll of the Hastings Chamber of Commerce tb nearly 000. The abstract of reports of 1,009 .state banks shows a decrease of ncnrly ten per cent In deposits for the quarter. Itov. Charles' W. Savldge, the Omaha "marrying parson," celebrated his 4,000th marriage ceremony last week. Mrs. Etta Durlnnd, well known Nor folk woman, Is dead, following fatal Injuries received when she was run down by an automobile. The report of the Department of Stato hall Insurance shows a de ficiency of $03,754.73 for the year end ing December 1, 1020. 'Xhe electrocution of Cole and Gram mer at the state prison lust week, was the first time that method of punish ment has been used since Its adoption by tho stnte. Less than 5 per cent the, usual num ber of fur-benrlng animals In Nebras ka aro being trapped for their pelts this year, according to buyers and state game ofllclols. - Hay reached its lowest price on the O'Neill market last week, when buy ers were pnylng only $0.50 a ton for the best and were not anxious to buy even at that pricw. Future University of Nebraska foot ball games will be played on the state fair grounds at Lincoln. The state fair directors have formally rati fied this arrangement. One week after celebrating his 9Sth birthday William Thompson, resident of the Nebraska Masonic home at Plnttsniouth, one of the oldest Ma sons In the state, died. State association of county agricul tural agents, home demonstration agents and boys' nnd girls' clubs will meet In nnnunl convention at Lincoln December 30 to January 2. The Grand Island police force un covered n still In active operation lb the former Gold Cure Institute at that place, which went out of business soon after tho stato went dry. A request that the people of Nebras ka donate shiploads of corn for tho starving peoples of Europe Instead of money has been made to the governor by Walter I. Towlo of Grand Island. The new $30,000 Methodist church Just completed at Lodge Pole was formnlly dedicated last Sunday. The building Is said to be one qf the most beautiful church cdlllces hi that part of the state. "Jack" Best, football coach and trainer at the stato university, and well known to every strident of that Institution for over n quarter of a cen tury, celebrated bis sevcnty-tlftli birth day last week. Delegates to the state volunteer fire men's convention, to be held In York January 18 to 21, can ride on all rail roads In Nebraska where tho faro Is more than $1 for one nnd one-half fare for the round trip. There aro four aspirants for the Job of United States district attorney for the Nebraska district. They are: T J. McGuiro and M. O. Cunningham of Omalia ; C. E. Matson, present coun ty attorney of Lnncaster county, and C. F, Sandall of York. Omaha's death rate, 0,8 per 1,000 of population, during the week ending December 11, was the lowest in tho United Stntes. Dr. Charles Ilorshninn, an Alliance physician, dropped dead in his olilco while treating n patient with an X-ray machine. Ills death Is attrib uted to a congested artery in tho brain. Receipts of cattle at the South Oinnlin market last weok were the Ugliest sen there on n Monday In many weeks, only 4,500 head being re ported In, against 10,700 head the week prior. Tho Midwest Implement Dealers' association will convene In Omaha January 5 to 7. The cureless throwing of a lighted match was responsible for a serious prairie lire near the village of Ames which the farmers of the neighborhood nnd tho people of Ames fought for two hours to conquer. llev. George Agius, pastor of St. Joseph's Catholic church at Geneva, recently celebrated tho 25th anni versary of his ordination, at that place. Tho program covered several days and was attended by 10 visiting members of the priesthood. Frank Long of Alliance i'o enrs of nice, fat enttle to tl.o Mouth" Omaha market from Buffalo, Wyo., ono day list week. Mrs. George 13. Normnn, wlfo of th& manager of a moving picture theater at Hastings, a brldo of six njontbsr wns killed when the car sbo was driv ing collided with nnother machlnr driven by Robert Smith. The 1922 meeting of the Nebraska Stnte Teachers' association will ho held at Omahn, the first week In No vember, nccordlng to the decision of the executive committee, which met nt Grand Island lost week. W. F. Cook, n David City restaurant employe, was held up by two innskcdL highwaymen, who, nftcr securely binding blm up, took his keys, entered the restaurant, and cnrrled off the contents of the cash drawer. Forty-five nurses nt tho dormitory of the University hospltnl nt Omaha leaped or crawled In their night clothes through windows to safety when fire destroyed the building last week. Six young women were badly Injured. John Cnrter, a former resident or Weeping Water, was trampled to dentil by wild cattle at his ranch near Ilaxtun, Colo. He bad taken tho cat tle to tho pasture und when ho did not return search, was made and his body found near the gate. J. II. Beverldge, city superintendent of Omalia schools, will be president of tho Nebraska State Teachers' associa tion for the ensuing yenr, and other ofllcers nre: VIco president, W. IL Martin, Falrbury; treasurer, John F. Matthews, Grand Island. Nebraska City commissioners nt a recent meeting passed nn ordinance limiting the number of pool balls of the city to four. This action was caused by the application of u man from Bethany who sought to estab lish another pnrlor in the city. Newly elected legislators are begin ning to worry over the prospect. of a place to stay when they arrive in Lin coln to begin their "work. Quarters are scarce and range from $80 to $125 a month. Many of them will find It Impossible to bring their families.. The Nebraska Farm Bureau fed eration, which Inaugurated an active membership canipnlgn . on October 25, now has a total membership of ap proximately 15,000 In the 17' counties thnt have been canvassed, according to state headquarters. The federal government Is taking" care of Charles Young, the leper vic tim who escaped from confinement near Battle Creek some time ago and created a sensation when lie stnted at Washington that be wns helped to es cape by ofllcers of Madison county. , W. F. Thieboff has been appointed general manager of the Burlington west of the Missouri river, to succeed George W. Holdrege who resigiitAl af ter fifty-one years' service with tba Burlington. Mr. ThlehofC assumes his new post Jnnuary 1. He, hns been as sistant general manager. - Miss Helen M. Davidson, a former Omalm girl, has returned from Europo nnd Asia, where she engaged in social welfare work, visiting the ruins of ancient cities nnd having a thrilling experience when fired upon by bandits at Epbesus, Asia Minor. Nemaha county commissioners are of the opinion that a new survey of the comities bordering on the Mis souri river In Neliraska will add con siderable territory to this state. Ac cordingly they have made arrange ments to have the state engineer as sist County Surveyor T. C. Daugh erty in a survey. Harry A. Bralnerd of Lincoln, ex presldent of the State Press Associa tion and one of the oldest printers In the state, sustained serious Injuries when he wns run down by nn auto a few days ago. He is still feeling the effects of an operation In a hospital, where bis eyesight was partially re stored after two years of total blind ness. The development of fruit growing will constitute one of the most im portant and interesting programs of tho week of Organized Agriculture, at Lincoln, January 3, to 7. The Nebras ka Stato Horticultural society bos ar ranged a three-dny program covering many of the nioro Important phases of thnt Industry. Alex Negonka, Indian of Genoa, Neb., graduate of the Indian schools nt Lawrence, Kns. ; Cliilocco, Okla. ; the Shoshone school at Washakie, Wyo. ; Genoa, and of the University of Nebraska, bolder of a B. A. degree, has enlisted as a private soldier for duty at Fort Omaha. He speaks ten Indian languages, English, French, German and Spanish fluently, and Is nu expert carpenter and mnchlnlst. Frank Lenlnger, a York county former, sold to the York Milling com pany five thousand dollars' worth of corn at 50 cents. Farmers around Lodge Pole aro aroused and mystified by the death of large numbers of cattle which huvo been turned Into cornfields. Death Is evidently caused by poison In certnln stalks, farmers say. According to census figures there are more women than men In Lincoln. Tho women have a majority of 1,784. Tho number of men Is 20.5S2 nnd tho num ber of women is 28,300, making a to tal population of 54,948. Tho Cambridge municipal light plant Is now furnishing lights to Bnrt ley, Lebanon and Danbury. New street lights have also been connected. Moro thnn 500 rabbit ., shot as pests by the sporting club nt Pllger, wera shipped In three big barrels to the Sal vation Army nt Omaha and dlstrlb uted to needy families In that city by" Cuptuln James G. Cbeyne. Women of the Nineteenth Century club of Kearney hnve prevailed upon the board of education to npproprlato $300 toward n fund al.-eady avnllnblo which will be used In hlrinp; a school nure for that plac.