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AUSTRIA ASKED
PEACE EARLIER
Diplomatic Delays Blocked
Separate Pact With Allies.
PARIS, Feb. 30l—"Was a sepa
rata peace with Austria possible'/” Such
is the question which Jean de Pierrefeu
proceeds to answer in The Opinion, with
ihe aid of documents concerning- the se
i rot mission undertaken in the spring of
191" by Prince Sixte of Parma. The de
tails of this mission were unknown un
til now, and these notes, written in the
form of memoranda, throw full light on
the interviews which the young prince
had with the high personalities of the
different countries and on the negotia
tions which M. Clemenceau had revealed
In part in April, 1918.
It appears that in 1917 the former
Emperor Charles was convinced that the
certainty of ultimate victory still en
tertained at that time by his German
ally was a dangerous Illusion—and that
In consequence he was seeking to save
the integrity of the dual monarchy.
Prince Sixte, who was serving in the
Belgian army, was told by his mother,
the princess of Parma, that the Emperor
Charles of Austria was anxious for him
to enter Into informal negotiations with
the allies.
ADVISED FACING
GERMANY WITH EDICT.
The emperor begged his brother-in-law
to do his best to obtain peace, but
Prince Sixte pointed out that diplomacy
had no chance of success, both Germany
and Italy being determined to thwart it.
He advised the emperor to have recourse
to the straightforward method of con
fronting Germany with the accomplished
fact In the form of an imperial edict by
which, while saving the appearance of
friendliness with Germany, Austria would
offer peace to the entente on certain con
ditions.
After varipus negotiations bad’ taken
place the prince repaired to Paris, where
he had another interview with Mr. Poin
care. at which Mr. Cambon was present.
. Shortly after Mr. Ribot met Lloyd
George, who informed him that England
was favorable to continuing the negotia
tions with Austria, but considered that
the allies should not delay any longer
in advising Italy of the fact
WAS CONFIDENT
OF EARLY PEACE.
But Italy was the cause of the fail
ure of the negotiations. When Mr. Ri
bot, Lloyd Gfeorge and Baron Sonnlno
tnet at St. Jean de Maurlenne on Nov.
18. 1917, the last-named maintained that
the Italian government would not consent
to a continuance of these negotiations.
W'hen Lloyd George informed Prince
Sixte of this decision, the latter was not
discouraged, but decided to pursue his
efforts
On May 4 he received an amazing piece
of news, w'hich was that the emperor of
Austria considered it was unnecessary
to take too much notice of the exag
gerated demands of Italy, as three weeks
previously an envoy from Gen. Cadorna
had proposed peace to the Austrian min
ister in Berne on condition that the
Italian Trentiuo should be returned to
Italy! But the emperor refused to treat
1 with Italy without informing the en
tente.
Prince Sixte decided to return to Aus
tria, and having again met his brother
in-law at Laxenburg, he wrote a mem
orandum in which he seemed quite con
fident that peace would be concluded
Dome time in June. This time the prince
brought back to Mr. Poincare a letter
from the emperor, which the entente
never answered, and an autograph note
from Count Czernin. The text of the
letter is particularly interesting, as it
. proves that, eontrarily to what be af
•lrms, Count Czernin was fully aware of
the negotiations conducted by his sov
ereign in view of a separate peace.
Vancouver Island
a ‘Dream Country’
LONDON. Feb. 20.—“A dream country
surrounded by a sunlit sea” was the
- enthusiastic description given to the
1-land of Vancouver by Mrs...Tul!a W.
Henshaw, F. R. G. S., in the course cf
. a lecture given tinder the auspices of
the Royal Colonial Institute. The Island,
she pointed out, has b*en the keynote
-of northwestern exploration from the
sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries,
ami the young people who listener] to
the lecture were given a sktch of the
r history of Vancouver from the time of
Drake, who first named It New Albion,
In the days when the wapiti r elk was
overlord of the island, down to the
present time.
Mrs. Henshaw told an amusing story
Illustrative of the coolness <n an eiuer
' gency of Sir James Douglas, once gov
ernor of Vancouver. One day his as
sistant reported to him that the natives
were on the warpath. Knowing the na
tive fondness for sweet thing*. Sir .Tame*
calmly looked up from his >-Titlng and
said: “Give them some bread and trea
cle," and this was actually done. A
barrel of treacle was rolled out of t?ie
fort, together with a generous allowance
of loaves, and ‘lie threatened massacre
was averted. The lecture was Illustrated
: by some particularly fine colored photo
graphs.
Britain’s Youth
as Driving Force
LONDON, Feb. 20.—Sir Auckland
Geddes, spending at a meeting of the
League of Youth and Social Progress at
the Central hall, Westminster, said it
wes rather a relief to him to stand on a
platform that was not a political one,
Rnd,there were a few things he would
like to discuss, which could not he dealt
with on political occasions. "Was 1019
a year of shame, a featureless muddy
Bat. or was it a time of great things?"
be asked. His opinion was that it was a
time of great things. During the year,
trade had revised to an extraordinary
degree, but. on the other hand, had they
Bone anything to stop war In the fu
ture? More bad been done to prevent
war than in any other time of their
history: yet there were people who, oe
cause changes did not take place In a
Dlght, thought nothing was being done.
'’he social order of things was chang
ing. but any sudden change in the coun
try would bo fraught with danger, and
the change would have to come gradual
ly. or they would have a repetition c f
Russia. He looked to the youth of Bri
tain to provide the driving force, and
so prevent the older men from going
too slowly, but he would keep the ex
perienced men at the head of affairs, to
act as a safety valve, until the younger
ones were experienced enough to carry
on by themselves.
Now Costs $lO to Get
Across Mexican Line
CITY OF MEXICO, Feb. 20—Ameri
cans traveling to Mexico hereafter must
pay $lO for their passport vise. The
rate was advanced from $2 on the first
of the year. From the increased rate
rlje Mexican government believes It will
be able to collect approximately $1,000.-
OPO annually, it is staled, which will be
li c<j to improve the consular service.
‘Whistling' Well’
Puzzle toj^eologists
MEADE, Kas., Feb. 20.—Geologists are
unable to explain the mysterious actions
of what is known as the “whistling well.”
recently drilled on the farm of Fred
Dahm. ten miles east of hevp.
During fair weather the air is drawn
down a hole, which Is 150 feet deep, with
sufficient suction to cause a whlstlin*
sound, while prior to a storm the air cur
rent is reversed and rushes from the well.
The well has come to be known as
“Dahm’s natural barometer.”
40,000 Farmers of Nebraska
Battle Down Costs of Living
OMAHA. Neb., Feb. 20.—With the club
of co-operation 40,000 Nebraska farmers
are beating to death the high cost of
living.
Through 1,200 co-operative trading cen
ters Nebraskans bought and sold SIOO,-
000,000 worth of goods and farm pro
duce in 1919. They averaged 4 cents a
bushel more for their grain than the
market price. They saved from 5 to 10
per cent on their groceries and clothing.
In addition they put in their pockets 5*5
per cent of the commissions they formerly
gave middlemen. /
“Co-operation in Nebraska Is passing
Into the second stage of usefulness,”
says .T. O. Shroyer, member of the execu
tive board of tlie Farmers’ Education and
Co-operative t nion of Nebraska. “At
first we were only interested in selling
lb" farmer’s products at the highest
prices. Then we liegan to sell him goods
cheaper than could be bought from profit
making stores.
“We hare forced the sthte legislature
to give us state hail insurance. That
pierents a fariner from being absolutely
‘cleaned out’ if hail destroys his corn.
He pays an average price of 80 cents
an acre for the insurance and collects §ls
an acre if bis crops are destroyed. That
will just about pay for the seed. We
pay for the insurance when we pay our
taxes and the cost of the department has
been just 3 per cent to the state since it
was established.”
EXITED ACTION
BRINGS LEGISLATION.
Now the farmers are seeking a seat
on the grain exchange. They will thus
have a hand in the actual selling of
their corn. \
Co-operation came into being in Ne
braska eight years a:o. For three year--
tbe work was largely educational. Now
the stale union has supervising power
over all local store* anti warehouses.
PRODUCTS FIND WAV
TO UNION STORAGE.
The farmer delivers bis products to the
SPIRIT SPORTS
LAUNDRYCHECK
Ghost of Napoleon the Great
Patron of Berlin Firm.
BERLIN. Feb. 20—The invocation of
the spirit of Napoleon at a seance held at
the Spiritist club, known as the “green
phantom," had a ludicrous termination.
A large audience was assembled In the
darkened, purple draped room when a
rolce asked one of the guests, mentioning
him by name, whom he desired to see.
The man, a lawyer’s clerk, named
*cbwalbheim, replied with much trepida
tion. “Napoleon."
Fifteen minutes’ tense silence followed.
Then a weird form approached the plat
form with measured tread, and in a
sepulchral voice thus addressed Schwalb
helm:
"Behold! I am Napoleon! Draw nigh,
O mortal, and tell me what Is thy de
sire!” •
At these words the women In the au
dience shrieked with terror, clinging to
their male escorts, who themselves were
trembling.
Schwalbheim, however, approached the
platform with shaking knees and was
just stammering, “illustrious spirit of
the great Xaapoleon,’’ when he made a
remarkable discovery.
On the neck of the uncanny apparition
he observed a "-.mail shield on which were
distinctly visible the words, “B. Schulze,
Laundry Loan lnstitnte.”
Sehwalbheim burst into loud laughter
tnd leaped at the ehost, who. however,
•scaped him. disappearing amid horrible
'mpreoations beneath the flooring.
The terrified guests, who mistook
Tchwalbheiin's laughter for an outburst
of madness, made a wild rush for the
door, and were only calmed by the man's
explanations.
Cigar Types Sixth
of Tobacco Crop
WASHINGTON, J>b. 20 Os the en
tire tobacco crop of 1.380,000 000 pounds
In 1919. the cigar types constituted about
one sixth, and the chewing, smoking,
snuff and export types most of the re
mainder, according to the tobacco ex
perts in the department of ngfirieulture.
The cigar type* are heavy producers
per acre, the average for 1919 being 1285
pounds, while the other types had an
average of <179 pounds.
Refore 1919 the average farm price of
the cigar types of tobacco was always
above that of the other types, as a whole,
but in that year the extraordinary Euro
pean demand for tobacco other than the
cigar classes and the immensely Increased
use of tobacco other than the cigar
classes raised farm price of composite
chewing, smoking and export types to
41.3 cents on Dec. 1, or greatly above
the_ price of 21.9 cents for cigar to
bacco. Indeed, the latter class of to
bacco had a lower price than ‘in either
1918 or 1917, not because of increase of
production, but because of weaker de
mand. The cigar has been overtaken
and passed by the qigaret.
Potato Peelers Ask
for $6 Day, 3 Meals
CHICAGO, Feb. 20. A union of potato
peelers has been formed here. The or
ganizatlon starts with a membership of
150. A standard wage s ale was adopted
of $6 a day for eight hours’ work, three
meals a day, and time and a half for
overtime.
William Robinson, who is credited
with world's records for peeling every
1 now’n variety of potatoes, from the
diminutive “Irish spud" to the mammoth
“Idaho Beauties,” was elected president
unanimously.
Life Risk Agents
Strike in London
LONDON. Feb. 20. —England has anew
kind of a strike. Thousands of agents
employed by one of the big life insurance
companies in various parts of the United
Kingdom have struck for a minimum
wage of £3 a week. This is the first
action of the kind taken by insurance J
agents iu this country.
Steel Man to Talk
to Auto Engineers
W. R. Shimer, metallurgist of the 1
Bethlehem Ste<l Oolnpauy, will be the
principal Speaker tonight in the assembly
room of* the Ciaypool hotel before 200
members of the Society of Automobile
Engineers. Those interested in the sub ;
Ject are invited to attend the lecture •
which will be illustrated with motion '
pictures.
Gets Adopted Son
as Alimony Award
CHICAGO, Feb. 20. jProbably the most 1
nnusuai alimony award ever granted j
■icre was given to Mrs. Queenie Nasnrro i
In the possession, as an alimony settle
ment. of her 16-year-old adopted son,
Nat Naznrro, .7r., a vaudeville performer
with an income of $1,500 a week The
award -was made as the result of Mrs...
Xazarro's divorce suit against Nat Na- 1
zarro, Sr. also a vaudeville performer.
flgkfcfc ' . *,.gj§fsra§|S|
* a <SjW?oye&
local store. The store ships them to tbe
warehouses of the state union. Live
stock is shipped directly to tbe co
operative commission houses in Omaha,
St. Joseph. Mo., and Sioux City, la. There
It is placed on the open market. The
state organization retains 30 per cent of
the usual commissions. This pays the
cost of handling. Fourteen per cent is
turned into the general fund and the
remaining 58 per cent given back to the
farmer.
“Now." says Shroyer. "we plan to in
corporate our warehouse company here
for §3.000.000. At present it is incorpor
ated for $52.0b0 and last year tlid a busi
ness of §2,700,909."
DIG OIL WELLS
IN PITTSBURG
Every Back Yard May Have a
Drilling Rig.
PITTSBURG, Feb. 20.—“Wtldcattlng"
for oil and gas within the confines of
the Pittsburg city limits Is now being
contemplated, and residents arc wonder
ing what will happen if somo venture
some driller should make a bit.
The gas excitement that has turned
McKeesport topsy-turvy is being reflected
here. New wells are being brought In
almost every day in the McKeesport field,
and the operations are extending in all
directions.
It Is known that there Is gas In some
of the lower stratas under Pittsburg.
The late George Westlnghouse, the in
ventor. drilled a test well on his estate
near tbe city line a few years ago. The
well produced a good quantity of gas,
but not enough then to classify it as a
big revenue producer. Today that same
flow would result la handsome dividends.
Sensing the trend of affairs the city
authorities have taken steps to controt
and regulate any operating that may be
started. The possibility of drilling rigs
being stationed on every vacant spneo
and in the back lots of home* has made
the city council pass ordinance's that will
Insure safety for property, if, as some
people believe, a great pool of either oil
or gas underlies the city the excitement
should pale anything that has gone
before.
Community wells arc being considered,
property owner* “chipping in" to defray
the expenses of sinking wells. Gas wells
right in the heart of a great city would
!>e immensely profltable. All the expense
of piping and other worries Incidental to
the buslncsss would be eliminated.
And all the time .Mr. Consumer smiles
He knows it will help to keep hi cooking
and heating bills down to a minimum If
gas comes in. And maybe he can get the
chance to take a "flyer” and collect divl
dends on hts own gas consumption.
Methods of Airmen
to Find Their Way
LONDON. Feb. 20. Enthusiasm ami
Interest were displayed by a Juvenile
audience at the Roys! Society of Arts
when, under the auspices of the Royal
Aeronautical society, .Maj H. L. Wlm
peris, R. A. F. delivered a. lecture on
"How Airmen Find Their Way.”
MaJ. Wimperis opened his lecture by
asking the audience tft Imagine them
selves In the middle of Hampstead
Heath on a very dark night, when there
were no lights. The only means by which
they could find their way would be by
a compass with a luminous dial, and
a pedometer. The position of an airman
was very similar. They had compasses
in the air. which acted in the same man
ner as land compasses; the pedometer
was represented by a tiny instrument
with a wide gangue arrangement, which
Indicated the speed ut which the aero
plane was traveling.
“When the K-34 was flying the At
lantic,” said the lecturer, “she traveled
some hundreds of miles further than sbo
would have had to had she kept to a
straight course, /’omlng back she covered
SCO fewer miles." Replying to his own
query: “Why did they not keep to the
straight course?” Maj. Wimperts said Hie
wind had been "gainst them on the, out
ward Journey, and with them on the
return. Tbe wind played a great part
In air navigation.
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Literature, Sailing Dates, Cabin Plans, Etc.
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INDIANA DAILY TIMES, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1920.
NATIONAL BANK
GAINS STRIKING
Advance From $4,500,000,000 to
$22,500,000,000 in 20 Years.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20.—Growth of
the nation’s banking power and tbe wide
distribution of wealth among the people
is revealed by figures made public by
the controller of the currency, based upon
an analysis of national bank returns from
all districts. Present-day banking meth
ods have produced a wider diffusion of
wealth and credit to all section, Con
troller Williams stated, and money
strength is no longer concentrated In
eastern financial Institutions, as was the
case twenty years ugo.
In twenty years the national banks
have increased their resources from $l
- to §22.500,000,000, the controller
said. Tbe figures presented show' to
what extent the banking power of the
country has been decentralized. TweDty
years ago the money power was mainly
centered In the east, the national banks
In New England and eastern states hold
ing about 00 per cent of the resources of
all national banks. The proportion of
resources in those states to the resources
of all tbe national banks Is now only 46
per cent
SOUTHERN BANKS
SHOW INCREASES.
"Huge increases, both actual and com
parative. ate noted in returns from south
ern banks. Total resources of all na
tional banks in fourteen other states
have jumped from $.'548,000,000 In 1.899 to
more than §3,000,000,000, an estimated In
crease of 889 per cent.
Resources of national banks in the
middle western states have increased
§5,333,000.000. or 363 per cent, with the
proportion of their resources as com
pared with all other banks now standing
at 24 per cent. Resources of the western
banks increased $1,025,000,000. or s>oo per
cent, in twenty .'eats. Twenty years ago
llieso banks held onTv t per cent of the
total resources of nil linuks. Pacific
coast state banks have shown an Increase
In resources of or 1,340 per
cent.
Every state in the union showed In
creases in resources of national banks,
except the state of Rhode Island.
Some remarkable comparisons are of
fered by the bank returns. National
banks In Massachusetts alone hold re
sources equal to nearly one-fourth of
the resources of all national banks In
States twenty years ago.
TWELVE BANKS’
RECORDS OFFERED.
The national bunks of Virginia, Texas
and Oklahoma now have greater assets
than the combined resources of all na
tional banks In New York, Illinois and
California, including the metrdopoiitan
cities, twenty years ago. Resources of
Ohio. Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wfs
cousin, Minnesota and lowa banks today
exceed the total resources of all banks in
the country In 1900.
National banks in southern states, with
Maryland, District of Columbia. Missouri
and Oklahoma added, today have re
sources In excess of those held twenty
Years ago by all the national banks in
the country.
Twelve states whose national banks
have shown greatest actual Increase, in
dollars, in resources in the twenty-year
period, are: New York. $4,358,000.01X1;
Pennsylvania. $1,842,000,000; Illinois,
$1,217,000,000; California, $1,000,000,000;
Texas $860,00,000; Ohio, $743,000,000; Mis
souri 3743,000,000; Minnesota. $568,000,000;
Massachusetts. $515,000,000; New Jersey,
§423,000,000: Virginia, $306,000,000; Okla
homa, $357,000,000.
BLAST REVEALS
GOLD TREASURE
Dutchman's House Wreckea,
Old Box Comes to Light.
AMSTERDAM. K*-b. 20. A terrible ex
plosion, with a strange sequel, has oc
curred at Gorlnchem, in Geldcrlscd.
Tbe family of Dirk Wonterzoon. a pro
vision dealer, was seited at dinner when
there was a terrific explosion.
The room was Tent as by an earth
quake, and part of the celling and wains
cotin? fell with a loud crash on the din
ers, two of whom were crushed to death
under the weight, while Wonterzoon him
seif and a child of 6 were seriously in
jured.
Wonterzoon, on being examined at the
hospital by a magistrate, stated that he
had purchased a quantity of high ex
plosive* from a German soldier, adding
that the price asked was so low that h*
could not resist such a bargain.
Later, on a search being made by the
police for further explosives, it was die
covered that the collapse of an old party
wall had brought to light an o.tk box
filled with gold and silver coin dating
from the early sixteenth century and val
ued at more than §500.000. The treasure
was temporarily placed under the charge
of the prefect of police.
Town Debates How to
Raise Fire Ladder
WELLESLEY, Mass, IVb. 20. Wel
lesley, where pretty college girls abound,
Is today debating the relatlveJy simple
question of how a fire ladder should be
raised. The problem arose at a fire In
the postofflce building, when It took the
firemen eighteen minutes to get n ladder
to the top of the building. The chief
being absent, every one gave orders, and
the result was something like Babel.
While the discussion raged the flrp ex
tended itself. Citizens tried to settle the
argument, hut. the firemen would not
raise tbe ladder until they had a mu
Jority vole on the proper method.
FOOD REGULATOR
TELLS OF TRIALS
Some Thought Power Great,
Others Sneered at Him.
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 20.—The trials
of the food administrtor as well as
ihe fun in the job are told in a report
filled here by one of the men who had
charge of one of the country districts of
the state.
“Some people thought the food admin
istration had charge of everything,” the
report stated, “even to the keeping of
chickens out of war gardens.”
There were others who made drastic re
quests upon the administration and eonld
no| understand why tbejf were refused.
Among these the report mentions "one
person who wanted 100 pounds of sugar
for fifteen gallons of apple butter; an
other who had to have five pounds of
sugar every month or she would die."
The report tells of the rumors of sick
ness from eating substitute war bread,
which went the rounds, and how one phy
sician, a foreigner, waa giving his pa
tients a prescription calling for pure
flour.
“The grocers asked me about it,” the
report goes on, “so I wrote to the phy
sician. He wanted to know if he was to
let his patients die for the want of pure
wheat bread. T told him to send them
back to the old country, where they’d
get no wheat bread at all, and they
would get better without a doctor.”
“On my first visit into a certain store,"
the administrator said, T told the keepei
who I was and what was expected in
recard to sales, etc. He took offense and
ordered me out of his place. He told me
ha had been in business for ten years,
and he was not taking any orders how
to run his business.
“He grabbed me, and as 1 did not re
sist, out I went. He shook bts list at me
and told me never to come back. How
ever. 1 went hack four weeks later, and
to my astonishment I found the place
vacant. Upon investigation I learned
(hat the man had found out that I was
‘the food man,’ as he called me. and he
got alarmed and sold out bis business.”
There were a series of amusing ex
periences in one of his boroughs which
resulted in *950 In fines being paid over
to the Red Cross. The administrator
was ’ tipped” by a foreign grocer to the
fact that his competitor across the street
was selling flour without substitutes. The
competitor was apprehended and paid a
fine of §IOO. “If I pay, everybody pays,”
said the man as he gave bis check to the
Red Cross, and from then on he spied
on every grocer In the place. His hard
est task was to land tbe man who “tip
ped” him. but finally he detected him
Helling potatoes and marking the bags
“cornmea!.”
Death Well Nearly
Claims New Victim
LONDON. Feb. 20.—Viewing the an
cient well at Lumley castle, where tradl
tlou has It the local barons used to
drown unwelcome visitors In the middle
ages, Arthur Fisher, sightseer, fell down
and narrowly escaped drowning.
Safe Securities! Tax Exempt! To Yield 6%!
We own and offer, with our recommendation, subject to prior sale
$300,000.00
Morris Howard Realty Company
Incorporated under the laws of Indiana, Jan*. 30, 1920.
6% TAX EXEMPT PREFERRED STOCK
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DATED FEB. 1, 1920 SHARES, SIOO.OO
Dividends payable at the rate of IV" per cent. quarterly, on February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1.
Optional at 102 per cent, of par and accrued dividends at any dividend paying date. Legality of issue
passed upon by our counsel, Smith, Remster, llorubrook & Smith, attorneys of Indianapolis.
This stock will be redeemed serially, in from 1 to 15 years, as follows:
$20,000.00 due Aug. 1, 1921 $20,000.00 due Aug. 1, 1928
20,000.00 due Aug. 1, 1922 20,000.00 due Aug. 1, 1929
20,000.00 due Aug. 1, 1923 20,000.00 due Aug. 1, 1930
20,000.00 due Aug. 1, 1924 20,000.00 due Aug. 1, 1931
20,000.00 due Aug. 1, 1925 20,000.00 due Aug. 1, 1932
20,000.00 due Aug. 1, 1926 20,000.00 due Aug. 1, 1933
20,000.00 due Aug. 1, 1927 20,000.00 due Aug. 1, 1934
$20,000.00 due Aug. 1, 1935
PRICEIOO AND ACCRUED DIVIDENDS FROM FEB. 1, 1920, TO NET 6%
CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF FACTS CONCERNING THIS ISSUE
1. The company owns, in fee simple, 16 acres of land in the city of Indianapolis, bounded on the North
by Morris Street, on the West by Harding Street, on t!is> south by Howard Street and on the East by the
Belt. Railroad and the Indianapolis & Vincennes R. It. This land has been appraised by Mr. John J. Appel,
our real estate appraiser, at $50,000.00.
2. The Realty Company has contracted with the Bedford Construction Company for the erection on
this land of a reinforced concrete and glass factory building to be five stories in height, 340 feet in length
and 80 feet in width, affording practically 150,000 sq. ft. of floor space. Construction is to be started
immediately. Tbe cost of this building will be approximately $450,000.00.
3. The Realty Company lias contracted to leas' this new factory building for a period of 15 years
from Feb. 1, 1920, to S. M. Rixbv & Cos. Inc., for the manufacture of “Bixby’s” fine shoe polishes, in which
business this company has been engaged since the y ar 1860.
4. The lease, calls for the payment of a rental by S. M. Bixby & Cos. Tnc. to the Morris Howard Realty
Cos. in an amount sufficient to enable it to pay all taxes, insurance, repairs and other charges against the
property and also to pay the dividends on this issue of preferred stock and to redeem same at the dates
fixed for redemption.
NOTE: Although only offered to the public on Feb. 16, 1920, a considerable
part of this has already been taken by our customers. Owing to the close
proximity of March 1, tax listing time, the especially attractive features of this
issue and the popularity of tax exempt real estate securities issued on the “J. F.
Wild plan,” we expect this to be entirely sola within the next few days.
Write, wire, ’phone or call for complete details. Ask for Circular No. 312.
We also have other Tax Exempt 6 Preferred Stocks to offer you at this time,
i Orders may be telephoned or telegraphed at our expense.
J.F.WILD SicOMPANY
123-125 E. Market St. Indianapolis
STOCKMEN ACT
FOR EFFICIENCY
Plan Service Organization to
Look After Interests.
Creation of a service department to
look after the interests or live stock
Croducers at the Indianapolis stock yards
j being considered by the live stock
committee of the Indiana Federation of
Farmers’ Associations, it was announced
yesterday by LewisN Taylor, general sec
retary of the federation.
"The stockmen feel that they are en
titled to maintain some sort of super
vision-over their interests in a market to
which they sell about $159,000,000 worth
of produce In a year,” said Mr. Taylor.
The plan considered at a meeting of
the committee yesterday provides for
joint supervision with buyers over all
weights; Investigation to prevent cattle
and ho? shipments being delayed to the
detriment of the owners, to Insure prompt
feeding and watering of stock and to
provide other safeguards for producers.
The committee’s plan will be laid be
fore the board ~t directors of the fed
eration at a meeting here next Tuesday.
John G. Brown, president of the fed
eration. Is chairman of the live stock
committee.
WHOLESALE FEED PRICES.
(Acme-Evans Cos.)
Ton Rax. Cwt.
Ac bran §50.50 §2.55
Ac feed 52.50 2.65
Ac midds 58.50 2.95
Ac dairy feed 74.00 3.75
E-Z-Dairy feed 58.75 3.00
Ac H. & M .... 68.00 ’ 3.45
C. O. A- R. chop 58.25 2.35
Ac stock feed 55.75 2.85
Ac farm feed 59.75 3.05
Cracked corn 66.50 3.35
Ac chick feed 72.50 3.65
Ac scratch 69.50 3.50
E-Z-Scratcb 67.00 3.40
Ac dry mash 69.50 3.50
Ac hog feed 67.00 3.40
Ac barleycorn 69.50 3.50
Ground harley 77.50 3.90
Ground oats 68.00 3.45
Homlik white 67.00 3.40
Rolled barley 77.50 3.00
Alfalfa mol 59.00 3.00
Oil meal 86.00 4.35
Cottonseed meal 80.00 4.05
GRAINS.
Shelled corn, 2-bu sacks, bo §1.70
Oats, 3 bu sacks, bu LO7
FLOUR AND CORN MEAL.
E-Z-Bake, basis 98 pound cotton
sacks, barrel §14.00
Corn meal, 100-pound cotton sacks,
net £.93
Swiss Fear Influx
of War Criminals
GENEVA, Feb. CO.—Former Crown
Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria and Gen.
von Buelow, both of whom are on tbe
aftled extradition list, are now residing
in Switzerland.
There is great fear here that otwc
German nationals on the list will cross
the frontier Into Switzerland, thus plung
ing tbe Swiss government into serious
extradition difficulties similar to those
of Holland. A movement la afoot here to
refer the whole question to The Hague
Tribunal.
Housewives’ Market
The following prices are the general
pieces charged at the city market ob
tained by striking an average of
prices charged at various stands:
Apples, choice, per lb § .05© 10
Asparagus, bunch 10(315
Bananas, dozen 20Q3C
Beans, stringless, lb .35
Beans, navy, lb ‘ .11
Beans, lima, lb .18
Beans, Colo, pintos, lb JO
Beets, 1b... ’ .10
Brussels sprouts, box .25
Carrots, 2 1b5.... .15
Cabbage, ib ~.. .10
Cauliflower .25&35
Celery, bunch [email protected]
Cranberries, lb .07%
Cucumbers, hothouse, each 35®40
Eggplant, each .35
Grapes, imported, ib .50
Grapefruit, each 07%@16
Lemons, per daz ,[email protected]
Lettuce, leaf, per lb .25
Head lettuce, each 10(315
unions, lb 06© 50
Onions, Bermuda, lb [email protected]%
Onions, green, bunch .10
Parsnips, lb .10
Parsley, per bunch .05
Peas, shell, green, lb .25
Pineapples, each [email protected]
Potatoes, peck SO
Pears, Anjua, lb .25
Peppers, green, each .05
Potatoes, 4 lbs .25
Radishes, 3 bunches .10
Rhubarb, bunch JO
Rice, lb 18
Rutabagas, each 10<gl5
Spinach, lb .15
strawberries, pt box .75
Turnips, 2 lbs .25
MEATS.
Lamb chops, lb .50
Leg of lamb, per lb [email protected]
Boiled ham, per lb .75
Smoked bam, per lb [email protected]
Round steak, per lb .35
Fresh beef tongue ~30
Smoked beef tongue 40(345
Roast beef [email protected]
Flank steak .30
Beef tenderloin 50
Pork chops .35
Pork tenderlol .65
Pork tenderloin .60
Porterhouse steak 40(345
.Chuck steak 2.8(330
Boiling beef [email protected]
Bacon 40(g60
Loin steak .35
Hama, whole .30
Lard, lb .27%
Lamb stew [email protected]
Spareribs, lb .25
Shoulders, fresh beef .30
Shoulders, fresh pork .27
Beef liver .15
Veal chops 55(340 _
Veal steak 50
Calf liver [email protected]
PRODUCE.
Hens, full dressed. Id 50
Frys, dressed, lb .55
Ducks, dressed, lb .50
Geese, full dressed, lb .55
t - u< ess il. each .45(350
Eggs, fresh select, doz 58(360
Butter, creamery, lb 66(372
CLEVELAND FRODCCE.
CLEVELAND, Feb. 20.—Produce: But
ter —Creamery, in tubs, extra. 68%@69c;
extra first, f16%@67e; firsts, 66%@67c;
prints, lc higher; seconds, [email protected];
packing, 45246 c.
Eggs—Northern extras, 59c; extra
firsts, 59c; northern firsts, new cases, 56c;
old cases, 85c; southern and western
firsts, new cases, 56858 c; refrigerator ex
tras, [email protected]
Poultry—Light fowls, [email protected]; heavy
grades, 40243 c; roosters, old, 23©24c;
springers. 37ff38c; heavT grades,
ducks. [email protected]; geese, [email protected]; turkeys,
35®40e.
COTTON DROPS J
AFTER OPENING
Offerings From South Fill Up|
Buying Orders. ’
NEW YORK, Feb. 20.—The cotton mar
ket waa Irregular at the opening today
and first prices were 1 to 7 points lower
on near and 3 to 18 points higher on late
month*. There was a disposition among
shorts to cover over the holidays, and
this, with strength in Sterling exchange.
Imparted steadiness to the list.
The demand was supplied by offerings
from the south, which eventually filled
up buying orders and prices reacted,,
showing a net lots of 10 points at thM
end of the first 15 mthntes. M
LIVERPOOL, Feb. 20.—Spot
qniet; prices easier; sales. 6,000 bdHr
American mid fair. 35 76d ; good '
32.7fid; fully middling. 31.76d: mlddM
30.5!d; low mid, 27.46d; good
24.25d ; ordinary, 23.26d.
Futures were quiet.
Grain Association
Will Meet Feb. 26-27
LAFAYETTE, Ind., Feb. 20.—An
nouncement has been made that the
fourth annual convention of tbe Farm
ers’ Grain Dealers’ association will be,
held in Lafayette Thursday aud Friday.
Feb. 26 and 27, and an attendance of
several hundred members and other per
sons Interested In co-operative grain ele
vators is expected.
The sessions will be held st the Fow
ler hotel with J. S. Minch of Chalmers,
president of the association, presiding.
C. E. Barracks of Anderson 1* first rice
president: Homer Frazier of Lafayette,
second vice president; W. J. Little of
Remington, treasurer, and E. G. Mc-
Collum of Wolcott, secretary.
RETAIL COAL PRICES.
Prices on coal delivered at curb. Extra
charge for service when additional labor
Is required:
Indiana Lluton, No. 4, lump § 6.75
Indiana, No. 5, lump 6.73
Indiana egg and nut 6.75
Indiana mine run 6.00
Indiana nut aud slack 5.50
Brazil block 8.00
West Virginia splint lump 8.50
Kentucky eastern lamp 850
Pocahonta* shoveled lump 10.00
Pocahontas mine run 8.50
Pocahontas net and alack 8.00
By-product coke, all slzca 11.25
Anthracite, all sizes 13.00
Blossbnrg, smithing 10.00
West Virginia Cannel lump 11.00
Illinois lump, Harrisburg 750
Hocking Valley lumn 8.50
Coal and coke at yard. 50c per ton less.
Kindling with coal, 15c a bundle; sep
srate delivery, 10 bundles, §2.
Charcoal. 20 lbs to bushel, wagon lota,
45c bushel; small lots. 50c bushel.
The following prices are paid for
poultry by local dealers:
—Extra Service Charges—
-75c per ton dumped and wheeled extra
man.
§1 per ton wheeled from wagon by
driver. V
§1.25 bags per ton ground floor.
§l5O bags per ton carried into cellar.
LOCAL HIDE MARKET.
Green Hides—No. 1,22 c; No. 2,21 c.
Green Calves —No. 1,50 e; No. 2, 48%c.
Horsehides—No. 1. sl3; No. 2, §l2. Cured
Hides—No. 1. 25c; No. 2. 24c.

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