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Oriky One-fifth of Na
tion's Wheat Crop
Is Sold---Hold
ing It
Less than 20 per cent of this year's
bumper 300,000,000 bushel wheat crop
in the Northwest has found its way
to market compared to nearly 54 per
cent of the crop marketed by Nov. 1
last year.
Analysis of the market report to
day by wheat- dealers showed, that
while threshed, nearly one-third was
stored by the growers waiting for
better quotations.
Record Day's Receipt.
Carlot receipts today, covering
Saturday and Sunday shipments,
reached a record for the year with
1,622 cars, 8 more than were receiv
ed October 18, previous record day.
All grain, received today totaled,
2,513 cars, or. 5,626,000 bushels.
Since Sept. 1 the Minneapolis mar
ket has received 41,414,000 bushels
of this year's crop.
It is estimated that 22,000,000
bushels have been shipped elsewhere.
With clear weather for the past
10 days dealers expect that as soon,
as- farmers get time from their
threshing: the receipts will increase
more than double.
19,007- Cars Received.
During October the Minneapolis
market received 19,007 cars, or" 24,
574,000 bushels of wheat, compared
to 15,01 fr cars or 17,883,560 bushels
for the same, month- last year.
Shipments were two and one half
times as great this year as last for
the same month. Heavy demand for
milling wheat in the southwest caus
ed shipments o£ 8,846 cars in Oetober,
compared, to 3 395 cars in October,
1914.
Floor Shipments Doubt*.
The year's shipment of flour is
nearly double that of 1914 for the
first 10 months. Flour consisted'for
the month was- 64,383 barrels, while
fbr the first Ifc*montbsthe shipments
amounted to 2,264,744 barrel^ com
pared tot- that. time-.
QuestLe** of Net Profit
Farming is\ primarily* the. science
of-making* both tends1meet, witirsome
thing over and it is the. something:
over that determine whether- the
man stays on the landv la the farm
er who Has. $10,000 to $16,t)QQ invest
ed- in his plant expecting, toe mueb,
when he1 looka for returns aver' and.
above his living exceeding the wages
of a hotel porter, or a restaurant
waiter or an atveragesteaiographer?!
Yet in the- South, tabulated? reports
show that many flMOTeDGhawenfet res
tUms not excKdingr ^BJS per jfewv
and. in tke? East not exceeding $45ifc
per year
"1 was: bora and- brought ap*i» this
coantry,'* s&id a lawyer, who was.
making hiepickinga. from' forfclosed
mortgage dairy coaiffcryv- andr
\.fEH bet of all the farmers delivering:
at station* not a dozen
tnwo per cent on. the invest"
mfeHt of their capitad."
These are not my sentiments. They
.ace-his, and I confess "I was'so shock
ed by any man who makes a living
out. of "a community aetnig the part
of. depreciator that 1 at once coun
tered, by asking "They why do you
stay in-such a country? My only ob
jection to your country is the curse
of whiskey with the hired belpt and
the worse curse of sueh -perpetual
knockers as yourself.'' He responded,
a&npst viciously: "I stay for the
same reason as flies swarm round a
honey pot." I felt«like answering:
"And for the same reason as crows
Mi, come to carrion."
The- Leader fights for the farmer.
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PAGE TWO THE NONPARTiSAW tEAOER
Cora
To The Tune of
260 Million
In Month
Washington, Nov. 15.—The slump
in corn values in the nation as a
whole, as computed by the board of
crop estimates, United States depart
ment of agriculture, was nearly 9
cents a bushel, 8.6 cents, which, on
this year's large corn crop of 3,026,
159,000 bushels, means a shrinkage in
values for the month of $260,249,674.
Minnesota Not Hard Hit
Minnesota was a mild, sufferer in
comparison with her neighbors, for
the reports to the department indi
cate that the average price of corn
on the farm in Minnesota was only 2.
cents a bushel less November 1 than
it was October 1, and Minnesota did
not have a very good corn crop any
way, less than %3,000,000 bushels, as
against 91,000,000 a year ago, and, a
recent average of 76,000,000.
So the October price shrinkage hit
the Minnesota corn crop growers for
only about $1,250,000.
Crop Gets Big Boost
South Dakota, fared worse, for
there the slump was 5 cents a bushel
on 96,300,000 bushels, or $4,815,000.
The October estimates of the corn
crop in South Dakota, however, were
exceedingly low.
Thia is about $8,000,000 more than
the same state got from corn last
year.
Significant Things in Events of ike Day
Values Slump
Fuller, and now practically com
plete returns show that instead of
being down around 76,000,000 bushels,
as was estimated October 1, South,
Dakota actually raised 20,000,000
bushels more than that, so that in
spite of the price slump South Da
kota has a corn crop worth about
$52,000,000 this year.
Empire Builder's Son
Says Farmers Ride
In F&rds To&
Much
St. Paul Daily News: "The farmer
spends too much time in his automo
bile.
"The recent fall rains are the best
thing that could, happen to this coun
try.
"It is the farmer's fault if he is
unprepared for them."
That is what. L. W. Hill,, chairman
-board of directors Great Northern
railroad-,said: today.
"The rains put the ground in fine
condition for plowing, and the farm"
er should, be in a-position to carry
out this work,',he said.
'The- farmer who does not stack
last grain each year is making a big,
mistake. If grain-is stacked^, the field'
is-le£t~ for plowing, A little moreIn
dustry would be a good thing for
him.
"If he did more work and, spent
less time in going to and, fro in )iis
automobile he would accomplish re
sults.
"A little more work would -make
his present complaints unnecessary.
"What we need in the Northwest
is smaller, farms and. more people.
"As soon as there are more people
in the country there will be more in
dustry and more intensive farming.
Mr. Hill said that one of the great
est reasons- why more stock should
be raised on farms was. because they
demand more people for their care
and keep the farmer normally busy.
-:"If the farmer would only work as
hard, at his farming as a man on a
hunting trip, he would have n,o cause
to complain," he said.
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British Maidens
Marry Broken War
Heroes To Per
petuate Race
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London, Oct. 14 (by mail).—A
"League for the Marrying of ^Broken
Heroes," now is being promoted in
England for the purpose of bright-*,
ening the lives of thousands of per
manently disabled 'Tommies."
And it has opened up one of thQ
most interesting human problems of
the w$r.
Will arranged marriages strike at
the .foundation of Englisji romance?
Is calling on the women 6if the na
tion to marry arid care for broken
heroes overstepping the limits of pa
triotism? Will such unions pjrove
lasting and happy? These questions
are much debated
Many Offers.
Hundred of young women are con
sidering the .matter seriously enough,
to write letters to Rev. Ernest Hough
ton, Bristol, chief promoter of the
plan, offering to marry broken heroes
Names are kept in confidence.
Lady Muir Mackenzie, while approv
ing, believes that girls under the age
of discretion should be excluded* She
said:
"We, in England, are very much
against arranged marriages, but it
seems to me that they are just as
successful as those aeeomplishefamr
our own haphazard way. EnglaE
women still hold, to the delusion tint
wonderful romance goes on."
Lady Byron also approves. She
said: "Certainly, I thnik sucfe a
league should be arranged. I am ipt
the girls would much rather marry
disabled soldiers than slackers who
refuse to do anything for their coun
try: I think the scheme might be
carried out in all classes of society."
Lady Lemerick, noted relief work
er, said: "I think the idea is splen
did. England must never allow those
who have suffered: to feel that they
are net wanted."
Ga&d: Hi RedienliMis.
"I think it is a redieulous, league,"
said the Marchioness Townsend.
"Women should wait until wounded
soldiera ask- them to marry. I should
not. think much- of a girl who would
join sucht a league."
Lady. Tenterton saidr 'My first,
thought i» that I do. not eare for thft
idea. Such a leauge is really a kind,
of marriage bureau spoiling the whole
idea- of marriage. Leve would be
completely, ruled* out*"
Million L&ss in Big Fwe
Sooth. Bethlehem, Nov. 10 .—
That the loss, caused by fire which
destroyed No. 4 machane shop of tlje
Bethlehem Steel Go., early tbia morn
ing will totaL a million dollars .and
probably more was believed tM3 af
ternoon.
Tbe buidinf&„ i» 2,10ft men
were employed,, wgs,, used for the
manufacture of guns for this govern
ment and England.
The fire was caused by an explo
sion following the short circuiting of
electric wire s, a sp^ark from whicb. ig
nited a pit of pil. ...
When the fire started 800 guns
were in the building,. 150 of which
were ready for shipment. Some of
these were for England and her allies
and others for this government.
A GrandHForks county farmer put
in nearaly twenty days riding with
the organizer. Through his efforts
nearly three hundred names were
added to the membership of the Non
partisan League. This is the way the
farmers of North Dakota, are. going
at it to free -their state from thQ
plunderbund-
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Gov't Insurance Law
-M Australia Has
Saved People
Money
Sydney, Nov. 11.—Victoria, Aus
tralia, established, a government in
surance department September 7,,.
1914, mainly to carry out work nec
essary under the workmen's compen
sation act.
Although it entered a field that
had been held for many years by.
private insurance companies, the first
balance sheet, now just issued, showa
that „it has justified, its existence.
The profit and loss account shows
that claims have been paid amount
ing to $9,480, and others aggregating:
$5,510 are still outstanding. Un
earned premiums are put down at:
$71,860.. The net premiums received,
amounted tp $137,510 after allowing^
for re-insurances, rebates and re
funds. A balance of $21,225 is car
ried .forward, which represents thai
profit for the year.
Save the People Money.
In other words the government has
saved, this amount to the peopje, bej
sides giving them a fairer deal than,
they would have got from the private
companies. The premium rates:
charged by the Victorian state gov
ernment are the cheapest in Austral
lia or New Zealand, and from what
can be seen, the policy issued by the
government is about the most liberals
we have in the southern .hemisphere.
The balance sheets, of the state ho
tels' business, carried on by the
West Australian government, shows
-that for th* year ending June 30*
1915,. the state made a profit of $22,-.
630- on its two hotels, which,, needless:
to say goes to the collective purse
of the taxpayers.
Bread fer LeH MoMy.
Since the war broke out, the New.
South Wales bakery has been, supply
ing the federal government with
bread for the soldiers encamped in
New South Wales. So. far the state
bakery has saved the government in:
soldiers' bread over $50^000.
In addition to this the bakery
business of the state showed, a profit
of 32 per cent on the ppst year's,
work.
'Says Far
Net
fS&aot, N. Dak.v Nov. 16»—Eouis W«.
HiUjt presid«ri,t of the-'&reat Mforthern
Railway today "repeated his statement
that the farmers of North Dakota
wo^ld not work, thatvtbey got along,
by doi^g just as little wbr.k as possi
ble and. spent-too much [tamedn their
autos*. neslee^off their:
work on the farms. "A
When asked if he had bfeen correct
ly quoted by the 'fwin City dailies^,
Mr.Hill said that he,could'-not.beheld?"
responsible for everything,the papers^
made him say. "But," and Mr. HillA
took on the aspect of one who believed'
what. h&~ was saying, "Whfit I do say
is that a lot of these farmers do note
work half as hard as I do on a hunt
ing trip.
Mr. Hill acknowledged that lie hadi
never had any. first hand knowledge*
or experience' in farniing in North?
Dakota other than what he had#
glimpsed from auto trips across th^
state or from the rfear of one of his
^overland trains. He thcught-this wasfc/*
a fool question to ask/as every body$
knew that he was not a farmer, bu%
a railroad man arid president of tb«£
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