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Cedar Rapids Tribune (Newspaper) - November 17, 1916, Cedar Rapids, Iowa "A Newspaper Without a Muzzle" VOLUME XIV CEDAR RAPIDS, 'l .NOVEMBER 17, 1916. MORRIS PLAN BANK LOANS GREAT AID TO TOILERS That now babies ate the greatest in (lie world to run mnn in debt, that illness starts ilcbls that accuinluatu more rapidly than' they can be cul down and that Cedar Rapids workliiEmcn ar-; honest and! upright, that Ilicy nre taking advan- tage ot every opportunity to tetter themselves arc some ot the .iiings that the first week's operations of the PUBLIC WEARY OF XMAS TREE; 'li -n a nn niivl There will be no Christinas tree this year In Greene square, Uie coun- cil having wisely decided thai things more practical- In tho way ot gifts OF SHORTER morly ivafjed on show anil graud- ._ _ _ _ _ _ _ stand efforts. Poverty stricken kids, ft D V I h ill half rlolhcd, endangered thrlr lives I I Jl I I lllW while standing In the freezing H "1 LI 1 Ll fi II NUMBl'R 1 toads :Fife Suits in Fed- eral Court for In- Morris plan bank have developed. When the Morris plan bank mosphero during the ceremonies perhaps more than thctr full share ot trlnkota and candy. In all trutij llie Christmas Ireo stuff was so badly played last car thai the pub He be cam o ilis- ger.oral concensus of iplnion la ihat the whole thing hould rovcrt hack lo Frank Ward nil the workers In the Sunshine Mission, who Vnow the needs of the ntortunate, have the daca as to heir places or resilience anil who are are really Interested in Ihe organi7.cd it was announced that the primary purpose of Ihe institution would bo to reach a claas of people- who are unable lo obtain money from other banXs. U has dune this more. "Incidentally It has shown just what the "class ot peopte who aro un- able to obtain money otherwise" are doiug, what their fears and hopes are and a-hut their lives arc like. It hns alFO shown juel how badly such an inmltutinn Is needed here. It has shown that tho loan-shirk, though quiescent for a long time, la not yet entirely out of business. 1'cllow Tickets Tell Story The bank keeps a tard Index which tells the whole story. They contain the names of the prospective bor- rower, his audress, occupation and n brief statement of the reasons for wanting the loau. These last brief statements iini follows: "Wife il for dclif, "New baby owes loau-glmrk.....Children need complete "Boa's lull ion" "To Improve "To uay debts" "To nay "To pay this Is about bow the yellow ticket! run. The Hinartora of the new Nforrl plan brnik arc not exactly elaborate When the worbiinsuian comes In ti borrow, he Is not Hutu-red. He doe not walk on a soft plush, floor. Am he meets a man In Hariy Pralt a majority know personally who inspires confidence and frank ness. "no (lioy come the.) lei the. truth? I should say sail Harry. ''And do you know that w bave not cs yet found a case where tbe facts linvc been deliberately nib- SalLsflcd Visitor ncriimi.tr Advertiser "I need the worst said one ol the men from a largo business cnanern. lie then went Int.) -In; de- tails and we found out there was lo be an addition In his family. He had had lo pay the doctor, a nurse, buy medicine and employ a lo cook his meals.' A payment on his home fell due. He didn't have any money and needed It badly and thought he needed it worse than ho did. "The visitor gave Information wil- Olngly. He save the names of two ot his fellow workingmcn. In three hours after he had been In the bnnk, the loan committee met and ap- proved his loan. He received it Wed- nesday and went out 6culling-. "lie wr.s followed by a business man who conducts a. 'I need said the visitor. 'I need it badly. I am not getting any of this war money and everybody else Is. Times are hard im a little fellow. T have got to keep slop. Can you lend He gave good rtfercnccs 1 and received his loan, leaving the bank smiling and telling everyone he 'met what the Morris plan bank----- accumulation of Pratt said, "la no bar lo securing what a man nccrla. It Is ihe accumulation or debts that wo wish to relieve. How ever, when It is shown that a mar haa been a waster, we proceed slowly U stands to reason that he will re peat the offense if ho has allows rirlnlcInK or profigaey En any form to drive him into I'nanclal straits. nd minds that 'atrlolic llrni In "The He: irodnclion n Ix-ads CrjilM Hill rL of a a Brady he jmpnlnr Crystal Sunday for three lays, lovers of tho best In the film Irama will be thrilled with scene; ot patriotic action bnsed upon UK Ife of N'alhan Hale and taken from lly tlio InterimtioiiAl I Association. Baltimore, Nov. with greater problems than over be- fore lu EU htslory Ihe 36th annual itlon of the Pud ora- tion of I-nlKir Is ncaring ihc ot the first week's wJUi the old Kuard well la control and the anll- (jompers lorces split along dlffcrenl lines. Whatever may have been the effect ot the position of the Brand old man of labor Iu the recent cam- paign, the sudden formation of the National Industrial Conferend board, frank 13- staling its poslltoi tn opposition lo uplift, legislation ant tho American Federation these lines, has solidified the dclpgatei present to Ihe number of fiOO, In- cluding llic socialists under leader- ship of Max Hayes and Vic Berger Iramallc atlion beautifully staged Is the story in brief of this wonderful DL-Ktiiniuir- Thursday and ending ,'ith the Saturday night wrcb Manager Hewsky offers 'Life's Shadows" BO complete wit! scenes of Ihe Joys nr.il from agnetic Lie play of Clyde Fitch. 'nigh-class! in eupport of Gompers, both for re election and tn behalf of his policies Differ IlegonUiiK Shorter Day by The. at one time, apparent victor if tho rail hralncrhooda for a short T workday prlnriplo by legislative enactment and thn Indorsement o that position by Gompers is tvcarlnt, Iruil in the way of a come-back. A tho 'Frisco convention tbe Federa tion leader was bitter In his oppo billon to a resolution Ihat Indorsed such measures and Eiich methods Pointing to the possibility of hoslll legislatures that could enact a len hour an well 03 an 8-hour Com pers look tho broader view that th establishment of tho standard day could only stifely rome throng direct negotiation upon tho Indvis trial crafis and en! Confronted today with a posslbl even a th rail mecs, the wise leadership fall back Hio Gompcrs position an positive declaratlo actual life as to furnish grip upon all patrons. Nance O'Xeil in the "Iron Wo- ,n" ends this week's program Sat- ilay afternoon and evening. Crowd- ed houses greeted yesterday's per- formance. DAN ROSS IS DEAD; WAS A GOOD CITIZEN IX A. I toss passed away wlthnu warning Sunday at home on Sec- ond avenue, west. A few minutes he-, fore lie was In his customn spirits, commenting upon current events with his son, Guy, and others tUc family, lie first complained t a numbness in his elbows quickly as si tig to a Eemt-conscioutncss nd expirJug within an hour. Mr. toss was of sterling American tyjw B-J Insists that i be made. LIKE SHORT POLICE FORCE; BUSY Tho Illinois Central PUBLIC AGHAST IS DEMANDING IS RELIEF FROM 'BY ROBBERY lth Mexico tit the hfil suffered the privations and the rials thai go wlih the building of owa. He Inherited mill obtained, tirough environment, a deep rooted ease of those that go o make for the higher Ideals In our latloual life. He had a rugged sense if devotion for the tlau, for com- nou principles of every day decency -in Khnrt he was of the typo of ither days before fails and fancies !effected and misinterpreted Amer- caniam.. A few are they are passing. Hence this tribute, CHASE THIS BUNCH WITHOUT HESITATION If the city loses its case a gainE R. A. Cater, peddler of Junk at nig prices plus a contract that vlrtuall calls for an assignment of the wage of all the bread winners la the fam is but little doubt but wlia ho and Ills wrecking cre less noattle pastures. will hit fo f citizenship. or the kind Aftnld (if "We are afraid of said a high federation official. "What Is done by legislation can bo undone. We want to put through nn eight-hour day principle hi1 direct negotiation with private employers, through the force of organized "Wo want to extend the hoiir day to all industries. It is un- disputed Ihat Ii makes for efficiency. A man can do more and belle r work in eight hours than ho can In a longer day. At present the ship- building machin- ists, boiler makers and other unions no standard day. The govern- .1 the petition. 1C the law la upheld he railroad's lawyers assert they will jppeal immediately to the Cfrcull Court of Appeals, aud the case will precedence there. iJecislon there, unless taken to th6 United Supreme. Court will be final. Kt'ilcral Judge-'Carpenter had pre- rlo'jaly. sot December 4 for hearing he petition of Jacob AI. Dickinson, receiver for the Rock Island Lines, for permission to -file a similar bill ainit tbe government. AH the government's district ailor- neya In F. Clyno E. C. Knolls of Springfield and Chart ra A." Karch of Eubt tS. Louis nrc natned defendants iu the Central action. Several heads of trninmen's organizations also ore named. Arguments are expected to last a week. Sines Predicts Strike. Xew Mov. Ihe railroad situaliou again growing omi- another meeting of officials o1 the "Hig Four" brotherhoods and Li: railway managers' coiumillec has been set for Sunday In Wash ington. II may be held sooner. A deadlock exists after the twc futile sessions held yesterday. Thi employes threaten to strike unless tlie Adamson act goes into ef feel January 1. The railroads are righting the act's constitutionality. "Xo power on earth can prevent national strike if the Adamson law 1 hold uncoELatttvJonAl." declared G. H yines, vice-president of the Brother hood of Railway Tnf IMMORALITY OF WAR SPREADS TO UNITED STATES ment navy yards rk the men eight ho ura a day. Wo are golnR to try to obtain recognition of tho eight- hour day In this trade, and also In Of his every day acts and deeds In this trade, and al ore la but little to scried Iron and steel Industrie." ho uity well an an alderm'tln in Ihe >Id alilerinan'ic days. He was more >r leas prominent In civic- work and as an cfflrlal In lodges. Ho waa a conscientious and consistent Mason and an equally devout. Methodist. Ho irlfe and five sons lo mourn ils demise. 'Dutch" Doing Fine; is Cleaning Up Old Shacks Tf there Is one particular thing for which tho present administration ou the Island should he- given credit it Is ils Indorsement of the policies of ChtcP Mohrb.icher. After finding hat he conld expect -backing and support at ieast part of the time In his crusade, against the shacks Will JlmtlicrfKHMls Affiliate? One MS question Is agllntlnir the minds and Ihe conversation of the delegates. Will the four rail broth- erhoods appreciate their duty and their needs by seeking aftiliallon with the Federation? Either Monday or Tuesday Leo, Slono, Carter and Garroteon will ad- dress thn convention. At least they will bo present and one of tho num- ber outline the brotherhood at- titude towards Ihe real American labor movement. Never before has this element been represented or ljresent. IL Is believed that Gompers and the executlvo council.has secured some understanding Ihat will lead to affiliation In the near future. Tr-jtfliers A.sfc Protection. An nppral for protection o-f teach- ers, prompted by Ihe dismissal tit 38 Chicago wna made Disrespect- to Women Greatest in History of World. Vurs immarallty wave spread lo u Orahiim Taylor, noted eticiolugic .'Orker of Chit-ago, said iu tiu a vant their soldier sweethearts an uisbands back." federation by souths ic that disgrace acres upon I C'Uicago. representing tht that's no our or Teachers. IOHTII district he begnn requesting' dismantling orders. Some of UIL-EU hit our muchly rich exponents riuEle hard, this element being the proud possesses of a great deal of Ihi; Fnrsman, American Tho teachers' federation presentee a resolution calling'on Ihe A. K. of to wnleh the "vicious, country- wide attempt to abridge the freedon of the (eachor, freedom of s class of property, held only for spec-: organization and of :eh, o llative purposes, the rentals merely I. X. CathraH, Pittsburgh, (Pa.) ing ta chief is no retsnector of anything in Uul our ist firo Central T.abor union. Introduced olutions condemning the plans 01 particular thai interferes with his Secretary of War Baker for forma duties as a pruvenlor of conflagra-] tion of military bodies tn public Judge. Tnyior has'not as yel rcn- ired but it is evident Thes laical to go Tion. He has played no favorites and schools. Thuy terniod the move as one- "toward militarism." The establishment anil malnlo: ance by the federation. In ronjun tion with other labor bodies of othi I rounlrEca, of an international con results. through council inndate, is the barn owned dy Ooo. T. Hedges in Uie rear of 4H Second avenue, a 1 affair In the very midst of trii-t. Star of tho West Lodge, K. of T., will vole at their meeting on Decem- ber 4, as the aitvistihillly ol continu- ing liic tax for the creclion of n Pythian home. There Is some op- position to tho project. Next Tuesday evening 1s Ihe dale for the annual stag party and dinner. The program commitlce announces aomeihlns new and novel. Kaiscil no Con Is a Thousand. Jackson, Mich.. Nov. Makers' union has adopted n now scale of prices which calls for 50 rent3 a thousand on all nlmight work and for noertle lucks, royal ahajwa and pcrfectoa. The new scale, went into effect Monday last.' iich political ncllon by the work era as will bring lo attention of gov ernmcntJil re present at ive.i of stich na lions "the expediency of seUlome by diplomatic moans." A. R. flarrutson la la nail wee for South America. His sntmrdi nates can handle tho pending rai trouble without his ntd, so ho says. HEART STILL IN MOVEMENT, SAYS HENKE Arthur W. H which nt ti llh a prefix onal secretary of the -Army and avy division af Ibe Y. M. C. A.. ated wlille In Ihe city ns a guest a sister, that the organization had liable information to tbe effect that o situation had become Intolerable OBJ the administration standpoints, of watchful wait- ng or ot watliUK aaa walching is 5ulling in eonttuued victories for e bandit Villa, whose forced are ing constantly agutnented by de- erllons from the Carranra. ol recognizeil "govrnmenl." Xot ily is inls occurring dally but tin ttvo population that .ia aupposei D LQ neutral, ever fickle, is flocking the support of Villa In, ever txtblng numbers. Slnst Get Villa Quickly. As Villa ia thn nan who was re- .onslblo for the murderous out- ages committed on this aide of tin- order and ho ia rccogniTOd as the eader of the clement vrlth which lis country must settle for past ctions, according to tbe information iou of the Y. M. C. A. rep- ose illative, the administration has ecldcd that the, Uuie has arrived real warfare airsl bcpla before he forces of Vllln. become so po ul thai it woiild require several ears lo pain a decisive This gentleman let t: >r JBl Paso. The picas dispatches of livening carry the news of the bore the marks of the gang who have been working in Waterloo, windows being left open ia both inbtauce.5. Of courbe it Is too much to expect hat palrolinen ran work tills terri- tory uL night, tho force being so! small that only scant i pro lection can, bo given even the-loop-territory. This tn verified by the Kaplan and burglaries last evening. A night watchman, discovered the (50 ?Iale glass window broken with a brick at Tho wact losses iu property is not Known. But. a to tbe uurlb, between Klrst and Third avenues, the same bunch at the same tlmo used the same methods on Ben Kaplan's windows, getting away with a large amount of loot. This, was not discovered uotil Mr. Kaplan opened the store In the morning. Mrs. Kaplan heard the sound ot breaking glass about Looking out. of the upper- wlndo she saw an auto driving away and assumed ihat a wind shield bad been broken. "Wo are going to Imve. a lot or Ibid stuff nulled this winter If the department Is not Increased to a size where a aufflcleat number o! men on the- night force can be furnishd to properly patrol the business dis- predicted art officer. the uard upposedly-for Hashing of troops oC c.tiial war formattoi.. iractlce. It conHriEs the alory given his ncivapapor as (o tlitt con tern :1 southern movement. HELEN IN AGAIN; WHILE FRIENDS MAKE GETAWAY Helen Snouffer, alias Helen Ueck- _T, Is in again and is faciag the possibility of being returned to Chi- cago and tho reformatory which she was paroled a month or so ago after being sentenced for one year because of the escapades which the public is familiar. Helen acquired a beautiful top- javy load late Thursday evening tn tho course of her wanderings she kicked or broke out a. window in a Bailor shop la (fce Central block. Later she was picked up In the lob- by of the Mullln building-, where, BO she declared, she was waiting for a professional man who Is her friend. Tho cops "forgot" to bring In her companion. Chief of Police was in- formed late to Jay that the Illinois Authorities would arrive shortly and return her to that state. The "case of this, young and beautiful elrl ia pathetically pitiful and thaw who know the circumstances overlook h_'r faults. FIRE FIGHTERS MAKE PROGRESS; IOWA IS IN LEAD By Chemical. Rvcrythtng is lovely with tho City Firemen's association. We have been organized five months and prospects for the future are grnt. Organizing and affiliating'lire de- partments with tae A. fr'.of b. is paralively a new movement, only' sixteen being organized In United ti.aiea, luwii leadiug wilti sU of her largest rilics, lies Moines, Sioux City, CoilTi'rl] Bluffs, Davenporr, Ce- dar Uapids atid Mars hull town. The rest are well distributed over Ihe remainder of the country, Penn- sylvania, Montana. Colorado, Arkan sas and Illinois being represented. Ihe distribution as above, and many departments having nss-jcia- ious not affiliated, it should be an easy matter to line them up from a or international, and then us grow. A Peculiar Condition. Our biggest obstacle locally is a meeting place. There are hardly enough men off on one day to form a quorum, ao tho only thinj we have eft IB to meet at one of tbe stations and hare the men attend while on duty. But we will get by some way 'or the lime being and lank forward .o something better, which is bound to come In time. Along with the much talked of ear nide slops for street cars, our city is soon to take on another met- ropolitan air. Jn the near future the Bremen will be equipped with hel- mets to warU off "brick we are all waiting anxiously to SOD Louie Krout wearing his. "Tied" Hcarshey is to taTte trip to Davenporl .Monday to visit relatives ind, no doubt, the other side of the iver. "lioots" is getting well acquainted hfe car at N'o. 4, ami can go With the excitement caused by tho ilecllon a thing of the past the boughts of all citizens is once more eahorbitant- prices of the are the wage confronted with the problem of making a full pay envelopercover the ex- penses but tho Kalarleil maa, wlUi certain standards ot living and ao method or manner of Increasing his income, has met with a task just us difficult and perhaps moru' embar- rassing. The city authorities were prevent- ed from participating in tbe com- munity merchandising business, with, potatoes as tbe 'flrtt experiment la retailing, by City Solicitor Owen Bl- liott, who easily found a legal way of preventing any move that would tend to lighten He burdens ol tbe purchasing public. That euch methods had pursued tucceas- fully In other cities made no differ- ence to the man employed lo legal riddles. one knows and no one authority appears to care as to the causes ol tr.c present blgh prices in this city. II Is rumored thai all lines of pro- i aro [ram. 20 to 50 per cent per Iu Ibe small towns In Lino, ity. That prices -n villages on tho three inlorurbans entertlng the city are far lower and that tbo ship- ping rales could possibly be tbe cause of the difference. In Chicago the city council and Cook county authorities bane tar ted a rigid Investigation ami the federal authorities hive joined with them. Already it has beQn discovered tbat atio conilltm are redpoualble for cer- Yet produce prices lower than in Cedar Few Fines Will <Hve Protection. There is talk at the city halt of establishing some form of safelj zone, with posts aod chains, to ai< In the successful operation of the near-side stop plan In the loop dis trict. In the opinion of Mr. Rolri this would but add to the conges- lit without half trying, h-oniler what Brother N-vak id tho Hi We (loins now too hard to pitch horse shoes. Wo d on' I Bf e No. 6 at Centra often enough to know whet is doing ut there. Xo. 3 station has rucjivcd a couple of coats of paint. Perhaps the coo breezes from "Cedar I-ake" will find few less cracks to TC! tho seem lo exactly fit becauso he Is merely distinctive) char act eristic of the modern minister vho is successful, 13 from La Porto City, where he la enshrined or entombed for another "My interest in tho labor nc. is unabated ami I hope (hat Gome tlmo In tho near future I can make my influence felt with thn fellows who are putting up tht? he says among other things, some highly complimentary to this newspaper. "Kemember mo to tbo men of Lhe Federation. I am going tton, in which fploton he is correct.! I" up there will not have In iiug Perhaps one per cent of Ihe autotstsl the stove FO this winter. heedlessly drive by cars receiving "Cap" uolan and his crew are and passengers. A few "fine and drndy" according to Mc- (ly copa stationed' conveniently dur-l Oerrmott and Johnnie should know. f ing the nnh hours conld pick iip tho offenders. Judge Tayloi nd add about and trimmings-- the safely zone theory woiilrl bo firm- ly established once and for all in n manner highly profitable to street railway patrons and the city trea- sury. Editor's ncte: Thursday Delegate CrcHin representing the Iowa Feder- ation of I-al'or, inlioduccd a reso- lution at Italliaiore before tho A. of Ji. convention, requesting tbe for- ation of nn International Associa- Rapids In many iastances. Without any blow or blunter, tho one dealer in Cedar Rapids 13 selling good Bpuds at__reasonable a bushel delivered, is Philip Leibsobn of the Boston store. And he's selling 'em at the rate.of about 100 bushels per Jay, content .o take unly a very small margin of profit. In Ihe last two or tbreo weeVs n radically every commodity which enters Into tho dally bill of faro has taken several lumps toward the azure blue. It would seed that prices for Ibe necessities of life had cached Ihe there must bo a ceadjueUneut and a cor- ding adjustment of waxes to tho requirements of tho butcher, baker and grocar. It "Is truo that several largo employers of labor, Including tho Rock Island road, are announclag Increases for thefr employes, but even with such increases, there is something wrong rith the economic system when po- tatoes are retailing at a bushel and flour IB hopping gaily along to- ward a mark of a Back. Toots Uko A Frame-up. a there a conspiracy among com- ision men and cold storage plants In tbe big centers to i-orner tho market" on certain foods tuffs End thus Increase the cost of living? An investigation begun by federal agents in Chicago this week there la some ground for fiuch sus- picion. Leltera have been sent out to atl rtitail grocers lu Chicago urg- ing tho boosting ot prices la accord- ance with tho present market. These dealers are being told and urged to take down the big profits "they are entitled to" on goods pur- chased when tbo market or buying price low. Coal too, is going up and some local dealers declare their supply firms have wilhdraivn all future quotations. Local bakers admit they are compelled to evil .down the flzo of their loaves rather than raise the prices to seven or eight cents por loaf. They hesitate to load up very heavily on Hour, hoping it will be- gin to go down before long, in the history of the baking business, they say. has flour been so high, Hakerj all over thn country'aro pre- for While it never and we've had many a bant in this land of Ihe fren ami tV ion of City Firemen. be referred to the executive council after adjournment. oxaline venders, ll's now I Judge Landis Fines paring to nsk President Wilson to place an embargo on wheat, s..... It lo drop in sonio Thursday cvoningiSiven out that spuds must go to for n old-fashioned visit." or more, because, according to the Was It O. Ii. Hastings, representing Two More Railroads eastern corporation commit led of by permitting excuse factory rumor, tons tons Avero frozen on tracks and .a during Lho recent cold snap. returned to his chambers In dealers should hazard tho' Chicago, Nov. 17. Federal Judgo cide, going by tho gas route. case was pathetic1. Lovo for his wife who had forsaken him was tho cause assigned in a imlc ho left, written on tho back of an envelop! containing I her final of his ph'as fort another chanre. Hastings the police an once before to bring him buck to life. At that lime his condition was said to be due to dope. Ho was 45 yuara of age, of i taloes to stand EK cars when ample warning waa given of the drop In temperature is not statetl. Honor IMS Mr. Mnvillc. The successful candidates o county ticket gave a (julol but orate rtlnner in honor of thn man who steered their craft so steadily. Guy r. LtnrlHo, chairman of the local committee. Several liUlo lalks pleading personality anrl ia survived laudatory to the retiring by a daughter and a son. county attorney were made. Is claimed is being shipped 1n large quantities lo foreign countries, Xot- Enough 1-Yclgljt iV shortage in freight is given as another prime reason why prices J on for Instance. ;tre so high In this vicinity. Local coumlRsloa men say If they could get shipments through that plenty of excellent po- tatoes are to be had at reasonable- prices in Colorado, Idaho and other wee tern stales. Grupo of the Lagomarcito- ipauy, who lately re turn oil Gmpo from v-'olosado, says there Is plenty of fine potatoes In that stale, but that the Federal building long enough yesterday to assess fines against two more railroads, lie ordered Grand Trunk Western to pay ?100lthe farmers aro burying them In pita ami costs on each of eight charges i walling for n further advance In thai they worked employees price. The utter lack of freight cars sivcly, ami ordered a. like fine on each is perhaps tho feature of fho of two similar charges against tho Illinois Central. Total, Ho lined six railroads more than 000 Saturday, and then said he was going away for three weeks. Out he remembered Ihe olher two today and so returned to chambers for two situation, in Mr. Qrupe'a opinion. The fact that moat of tho Colorado and Idaho farmers are unusually prosperous just now makes the in In- dependent and many of them aro going to hold their potato crop until spring In the hope that prices will bo far greater than they are now.

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