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Hog Producers and Packers Confer With Repre
sentatives of the Food Administration and
Agricultural Department and Adopt
New Plan of Regulation.
In accordance with the policy of the Food Administration since its founda
tion to consult representative men in (he agricultural Industry on occasions
of Importance to special branches of the industry, on October 24 there was
convened in Washington a meeting of the Live Stock Subcommittee of the
Agricultural Advisory Board and the special members representing the swine
Industry to consider the situation In the hog market.
The conference lasted for three days, and during this time met with the
executive committee of the fifty packing firms participating In foreign orders
for pork products and with the members of the Food Administration directing
foreign pork purchases.
The conclusions of the conference were as follows:
The entire marketing situation has
so changed since the September joint
conference as to necessitate an entire
alteration In the plans of price stabi
lization. The current peace talk has
alarmed the holders of corn, and there
has been a price decline of from 25
cents to 40 cents per bushel. The fact
that the accumulations of low priced
corn In the Argentine and South Afri
ca would, upon the advent of peace
and liberated shipping, become avail
able to the European market has cre
ated a great deal of apprehension on
the part of corn holders. This decline
has spread fear umong swine growers
that a similar reduction in the prices
of hogs would naturally follow. More
over, the lower range of corn prices
would, if incorporated in a 13-to-l ra
tio, obviously result in a continuously
falling price for live hogs. In view
of these changed conditions many
swine producers anticipated lower
prices and as a result rushed their
hogs to market in large numbers, and
this overshipment has added to and
aggravated the decline.
The information of the Department
of Agriculture indicates that the sup
ply of hogs has increased about 8 per
cent., while the highest unofficial esti
mate does not exceed 15 per cent, in
creased production over last year. On
the other hand, the arrival ofi» hogs
during the last three weeks In the
seven great markets has been 27 per
cent, more than last year, during the
corresponding period, demonstrating
the unusually heavy marketing of the
available supply. In the face of the
excessive receipts some packers have
not maintained the price agreed last
month. On the other hand, many
of the packers have paid over the
price offered to them In an endeavor
to maintain the agreed price. The re
sult in any event has been a failure
to maintain the October price bnsis
determined upon at the September con
ference and undertaken by the pack
ers. Another factor contributing to
the brenk in prices during the month
has been the Influenza epidemic; It
has sharply curtailed consumption of
pork products and temporarily de
creased the labor staff of the packers
about 25 per cent.
The exports of 130,000,000 pounds
of pork products for October com
pared with about 52,000.000 pounds
in October a year ago, and the
export orders placeable by the Food
Administration for November, amount
to 170,000,000 pounds as contrast
ed with the lesser exports of
98,000,000 for November, 1917. The
increased demands of the allies are
continuing, and are In themselves
proof of the necessity for the large
production for which the Food Admin
istration asked. The increase in ex
port demands appears to be amply
sufficient to take up the increase in
hog production, but unfavorable mar
ket conditions existing In October af
ford no fair index of the aggregate
supply and demand.
It must be evident that the enor
mous shortage in fats In the Central
Empires and neutral countries would
immediately upon peace result in ad
ditional demands for pork products
which, on top of the heavy shipments
to the Allies, would tend materially
to Increase the American exports, in
asmuch as no considerable reservoir of
supplies exists outside of the United
States. It seems probable that the ]
present prospective supplies would be
Inadequate to meet this world demand
with the return to peace. So far as it
is possible to interpret this fact, it ap
pears that there should be even a
stronger demand for pork products
after the w ar, and therefore any alarm
of hog producers as to the effect of
peace is unwarranted by the outlook.
In the light of these circumstances
it is the conclusion of the conference
that attempts to hold the price of hogs
to the price of corn may work out to
the disadvantage of pork producers.
It is the conclusion that any interpre
tation of the formula should be a
broad gauged policy applied over a
long period. It is the opinion of the
conference that in substitution of the
previous plans of stabilization the
,I4ye Stack Subcommittee of-the Agrl-.
producer and the Insurance of an ade
quate future supply.
These foreign orders are placed
upon the basis of cost of hogs to the
As the result of long negotiations
be1 ween this body and the Packers'
Committee, representing the 45 to 50
packers participating in foreign or
ders, together with the Allied buyers,
all under the Chairmanship of the
Food Administration, the following un
dertaking has been given by the pack
In view of the undertakings on the
part of the Food Administration with
tegard to the co-ordinated purchases
of pork products, covered in the at
tached, it is agreed that the packers
participating in these orders will un
dertake not to purchase hogs for less
than the following agreed mlnlmums
for the month of November, that is a
daily minimum of $17.50 per hundred
pounds on average of packers' droves,
excluding throw-outs. “Throw-outs”
to be defined as pigs under 130
pounds, stags, boars, thin sows and
skips. Further, that no hogs of any
kind shall be bought, except throw
outs, at less than $16.50 per hundred
pounds. The average of packers’
droves to be construed as the average
of the total sales in the market of all
hogs for a given day. All the above
to be based on Chicago.
We agree that a committee shall be
appointed by the Food Administration
to check the dally operations in the
various markets with a view to super
vision and demonstration of the carry
ing out of the above.
The ability of the packers to carry
out this arrangement will depend on
there being a normal marketing of
hogs based upon the proportionate in
crease over the receipts of last year.
The Increase in production appears to
be a maximum of about 15 per cent,
and we can handle such an increase.
If the producers of hogs should, as
they have in the past few weeks, pre
maturely market hogs In such increas
ing numbers over the above it is en
tirely beyond the ability of the pack
ers to maintain these minimums, and
therefore we must have the co-opera
tion of the producer himself to main
tain these results. It is a physical
impossibility for the capacity of the
packing houses to handle a similar
over-flood of hogs and to find a market
for the output. The packers are anx
ious to co-operate with the producers
in maintaining a stabilization of price
and to see that producers receive a fair
price for their products.
(Signed) THOS. E. WILSON,
Chairman Packers’ Committee.
The plan embodied above was adopt
ed by the conference.
The Food Administrator has appoint
ed a committee, comprising Mr. Thomas
E. Wilson, chairman of the Pack
ers’ Committee; Mr. Everett Brown,
president of the Chicago Livestock Ex
change ; Major Itoy of the Food Ad
ministration, Mr. Louis D. Hall of the
Bureau of Markets, to undertake the
supervision of the execution of the
plan In the various markets. Commis
sion men are asked to co-operate in
carrying out the plan embodied in the
packers’ agreement. It must be evi
dent that offers by commission men to
sell hogs below the minimum estab
lished above is not fair, either to the
producer or the participating packers.
Mr. Brown has undertaken on behalf
of the commission men in the United
States that they will loyally support
the plan.
It is believed by the conference that
this new plan, based as it Is upon a
positive minimum basis, will bring bet
ter results to the producer than aver
age prices for the month. It does not
limit top prices and should narrow
the margins necessary to country buy
ers In .more variable markets. It Is
believed that the plan should work out
close to $18 average.
Swine producers of the country will
contribute to their own interest by
not flooding the market, for it must be
evident that If an excessive over per
centage of hogs is marketed In any
one month price stabilization and con
trol cannot succeed, and it Is certain
that producers themselves can contri
bute materially to the efforts of the
conferences If they will do their mark
eting In as normal a way as possible.
The whole situation as existing at
.present deuuwdstjL Xraak. and explicit
cultural Advisory Board, together with
the specially invited swine representa
tives, should accept the invitation of
the Food Administration to Join with
the Administration and the packers In
determining the prices at which con
trolled export orders are to be placed.
This will be regularly done. The In
fluence of these orders will be directed
to the maintenance of the common ob
ject—namely, the stabilization of the
price of live hogs so as to secure as far
aa It Is possible fair returns to the
Whole fore quarter....17o per lb.
Whole hind quarter.... 18e per lb.
Boiling and stew cuts, ,20c per lb.
All steak cuts.25c per lb.
Eureka, Nevada, Oct. 1, 1918.
The Assessment Roll for the year
1918 is now in the hands of the Treas
urer and the taxes for said year are
now due and payable. Taxes will he
delinquent on December 2, 1918, »t
which time, if not paid, ten per cent
will be added thereto by law.
County Treasurer and Ex-officio Tax
Eureka, Nevada, November 9, 1918.
Notice to Creditors
In the Third Judicial District Court of the
State of Nevada in and for the County
of Eureka
In Re: Estate of Paul Ferrari, deceased.
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned
was on the 16th day of November, 1918, ap
pointed and qualified by the above entitled
Court as administrator of the estate of Paul
Ferrari, deceased.
All persons having claims against said es
tate are required to file the same with proper
vouchers and statutory affidavit attached,
with the Clerk of the Court within three
months from the date of the first publication
of this notice.
Dated November 16, 1918.
PETE CARLETTI, Administrator.
Edgar Eather and W. R. Reynolds Attor
neys for Administrator.
First publication Nov. 16, 1918.
Last publication Dec. 14, 1918.
Notice to Creditors
In the Third Judicial District Ciftart of the
State of Nevada in and for the County
of Eureka
In the matter of the Estate of Michele
Bianchi, deceased.
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned
was on the 16th day of November, 1018, ap
pointed and qualified by the above entitled
Court as administrator of the estate of Michele
Bianchi, deceased.
All persons having claims against said es
tate are required to Hie the same with proper
vouchers and statutory affidavit attached,
with the Clerk of the Court within forty days
from the date of the first publication of this
Dated November 16, 1918.
ANTONE MERIALDO, Administrator.
W. It. Reynolds and Edgar Eatber Attor
neys for Administrator,
First publication Nov. 16, 1918.
Last publication Dec. 14, 1918,
Subscribe for Sentinel—93 per year.
assurance from the conferees repre
sented—namely, that every possible
effort will be made to maintain a live
hog price commensurate with swine
production costs and reasonable sell
ing values In execution of the declared
policy of the Food Administration
to use every agency In Its control to
secure justice to the farmer.
The stabilization methods adopt
for November represent the best
forts of the conference, concurred
hj the Food Administration and t
Livestock Subcommittee of the Agri
cultural Advisory Board, together
with special swine members and the
representatives of the packers, to Im
prove the present unsatisfactory situ
ation, which has unfortunately result
ed because of the injection of uncon
trollable factors.
We ask the producer to co-operate
with us In a most difficult task.
The members of the Conference
Producers—H. C. Stuart, Elk Gar
den, Va., Chairman Agricultural Ad
visory Board; W. M. McFadden, Chi
cago, 111.; A. Sykes, Ida Grove, la.;
John M. Evvard, Ames, la.; J. H. Mer
cer, Live Stock Commission for Kan
sas ; J. G. Brown, Monon, Ind.; E. O.
Brown, President Chicago Livestock
Exchange; N. H. Gentry, Sedalla, Mo.;
John Grattan Broomfield, Colo.; Eu
gene Funk, Bloomington, 111.; Isaac
Lincoln, Aberdeen, S. D.; C. W. Hunt,
Logan, la.; C. E. Yancey, W. R. Dod
Food Administration—Herbert Hoo
ver, F. S. Snyder, Major E. L. Roy, Q.
H. Powell.
Department of Agriculture—Louis
D. Hall, F. R. Marshall.
The packers present and others
sharing In foreign orders were repre
sented by the elected packers’ commit
tee. Those represented were:
Packers—Armour ft Co., Chicago,
111.; Cudahy Packing Co., Chicago, 111.;
Morris ft Co., Chicago, 111.; Swift ft
Co., Chicago, 111.; Wilson ft Co., Chica
go, 111.; John Agar Co., Chicago, 111.;
Armstrong Packing Co., Dallas, Tex.;
Boyd Dunham ft Co., Chicago, 111.;
Brennan Packing Co., Chicago, I1L;
Cincinnati Abattoir Co., Cincinnati,
O.; Cleveland Provisions Co., Cleve
land, O.; Cudahy Bros. Co., Cudahy,
Wls.; J. Dold Packing Co., Buffalo, N.
Y.; Dunlevy Packing Co., Pittsburg,
Pa.; J. E. Decker ft Sons, Mason City,
la.; Evansville Packing Co., Evans
ville, Ind.; East Side Packing Co., East
St. Louis, 111.; Hammond Standlsh ft
Co., Detroit, Mich.; O. A. Hormel ft
Co., Austin, Minn.; Home Packing ft
Ice Co.,' Terre Haute, Ind.; Independ
ent Packing Co., Chicago, 111.; Indian
apolis Abattoir Co., Indianapolis, Ind.;
International Provision Co., Brooklyn,
N. Y.; Interstate Packing Co., Winona,
Minn.; Iowa Packing Co., Des Moines,
la.; Powers Begg Co., Jacksonville,
111.; Kingan ft Co., Indianapolis, Ind.;
Krey Packing Co., St. Louis, Mo.; Lake
Erie Provision Co., Cleveland, O.; Lay
ton Co., Milwaukee, Wls.; Oscar Mayer
& Bro., Sedgwick and Beethoven
streets, Chicago, HL; J. T. McMillan
Co., St. Paul, Minn.; Miller ft Hart,
Chicago, 111.; J. Morrell ft Co., Ottum
wa, la.; Nuckolls Packing Co., Pueblo,
Colo.; Ogden Packing and Provision
Co., Ogden, Utah; Ohio Provision Co.,
Cleveland, O.; Parker Webb ft Co., De
troit, Mich.; Pittsburg Packing and
Provision Co., Pittsburg, Pa.; Rath
Packing Co., Waterloo, la.; Roberts ft
Oake, Chicago, 111.; Rohe ft Bros., New
York City; W. C. Routh ft Co., Logans
port, Ind.; St Louis Ind. Packing Co.,
St. Louis, Mo.; Sinclair ft Co., T. M.
Cedar Rapids, la.; Sullivan ft Co., De
troit, Mich.; Theurer-Norton Provision
Co., Cleveland, O.; Wilson Provision
Co., Peoria, 111.; Western Packing and
Provision Co., Chicago, 111.; Charles
Wolff Packing Co., Topeka, Kan.
Scheeline Banking & Trust Co.
General BankingiTrust Company Business
Exchange Bought and Sold on All Farts of the World
Stocks and Bonds Bought and Sold on Commission
Acts as Executors or Administrators For Estates
Acts as Transfer Agents For Corporations
Acts as Judiciary Agents
A.» much attention paid to large am to small butinest
Attorney at Law
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Eureka - . - - - Nevada
Attorney and Counselor at Law
Enreka, Nevada
Office, Hjnl Building, Opposite Browi
Hotel. |
Beatific Lodge No. 7, K. of P.
Meets every Tuesday evening at its Cast
Hall on North Main street, at 7 o’clo
from October 1 to March 31, and at 7:
o’clock from April 1 to deptemner 30.
All Brother Knights in good standing »
fraternally invited to attend.
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Allow interest on savings deposits
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Notice to Huniers
The new “Migratory Bird Treaty Act an
Regulations,” provides that the open sense
for water fowl (except wood duck, eider duel
and swan) in Nevada is from September 10 t
December 31, both dates included. The shoo
ing may begin one-half hour before sum ii
and closes at sunset.
Doves, both mourning »nd white-wingei
are also included in the Migratory Bird Treat
Act, and the open season is from the 1st d t
of September to December Id, both dates ii
Deputy Fish and Game VVardei
General Graying j
[ Having purchased the draying busi
ness in Eureka of R. A. Laird, I am
now prepared to do all kinds of hauling
at reasonable rates. Wood, Coal nnd
Hay for sale in large or small quanti
ties, delivered in any part of Eureka.
Leave orders at Eureka Garage.
Water Notice
Notice of Application for Permission to A
propriate the Public Waters of the
State of Nevada >
Application No. 5261.
Notice is hereby given that on the 27«h di
of September, 1918, in accordance with Sectii
59, Chapter 140, of the Statutes of 1913, oi
Angelo Florio, of Eureka, County of E
reka, and State of Nevada, made applicatii
to the State Engineer of Nevada (or permi
sion to appropriate the public waters of tl
State of Nevada. Such appropriation is 1
be made from Broy Spring, Eureka Count
Nevada, at a point about 1500 feet South
Secret Canyon and about 3J miles South
Eureka, Nevada, on unsurveyed land. A
proximately in the NEJ NEJ, Sec. 14, T.
N., R. 53 E., M. D. B. & M., by means <
tunnels and pipes, and one-half miner’s im
is to be conveyed to approximately NE^NE
Sec. 14, T. 18 N., R. 53 E., M. D. B. fc M
Unsurveyed land, by means of pipes, an
troughs, and there used tor stock watering an
domestic purposes. Water not to be return!
to stream.
* State Engineer.
Date of first publication Oct. 26, 1918.
Date of last publication Nov. 23, 1918.
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Notice for Publicatioi
Elko, Nevada, Land Office, October 16tl
1918. ,
Notice is hereby given that Flora 1). H
bart, of Beowawe, County of Eureka, State i
Nevada, has filed in this office her applicatii
to enter, under the provisions of Section 23(
or 2307, Revised Statutes of the Unsted State
the following described land, viz:
The Northwest Quarter of Southwest Qua.
ter (NWJSWi),) of Section Thirty-three (33
Township Twenty-seven (27) North, Kauj
Forty-eight (48) East, M. D. B. & M., con
taining Forty (10) Acres.
Any and all persons claiming adversely tr
lands described, or desiring to object, Decani
of the mineral character of the land, or for an
other reason, to the disposal to apphcan
should file their affidavits of protest in tn
office, on or before the 30th day of Noveuibi
1918. T1 . .
John E. Robbins, Register.
First publication Oct. 26, 1918.
Last publication Nov. 80, 1918.
Notioe is hereby given that the tares on th
proceeds of the mines of Eureka County fo
the quarter ending September 80, 1918, ar
now dne and payable to meat my office In It”
reka and the law in regard to the same will b
strictly enforced W. .T, HOOPEK,
Assessor of Enreka County, Nevada.

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