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NORTH PLATTE, NEB., NOVEMBER 28,1919.
.OFFERS MODEST INCREASE
TO THE MINE WOKKEHS
At a mooting which speedily devel
oped a wrathful denunciation of tho ad
ministration by tho miners. Fuol Ad
ministrator Garfield presented to tho
coal operators and workors. Tuesday
tho terms of settlement of tho mine
strike aproved by tho president's cab
inet. Tho chief features of the -sottlo-ment
A wago advanco ovoroRlmj 14 por
cent, Instead of tho 60 por ce'fit orig
inally demanded by, tho miners, tho
31.61 ncr cent proposed by Secrotnry
of Labor Wilson endorsed by tho min
ors, and tho 20 por cent offered by the
No Increase In ho price of coal to
Creation of a Joint commission of
operators and miners, with tho secre
tary of tho interior as chairman, to
work out tho details of tho wage ad
justments in accordance with theso
principles and to furnish Information
and advico for tho settlement of its
disputes in tho future.
Tho proposal of a wage increase of
only 14 por cent raise, came as a sur-
priso to overyono and aroused tho nn-
COMJIITTEE MAKES STATEMENT
OF THE COAL SITUATION
When tho Coal Commltto took charge
of tho retail dlstrlbtlon of coal In tho
city Wednesday morning thoro'was not
a single pound of soft coal In any
dcalor's hands in town. Tho city turn
ed over to us about 15 tons of slnck
from tho supply at tho wator plant,
and about IB tons of coko In tho L.&
P. yards. This was distributed to
tho most nocdy householders in 500
pound lots during tho day, 95 being
In the meantime application was
made by tho committee for a steady
supply of coal through tho fuol admin
istration, and a memorandum of the
local situation, with tho application
wired to Omaha. This same was senti
to Stipt AVoodrurt at Choyenno by Mr.
Bailey, tho local railroad agent. Tho J
committee nlso sent a wire to Genl.
Mgr. Jeffors at Omaha and to tho
state railroad commission at Lincoln
Late in tho afternoon we'recelvod
word from Mr. Sholver, tho local train-
Tnnatnr flint nnn nr!nn1 r f nn1 '
his best effort to consorvo his supply of
fuel and light during this stringency
. Jt C. WILSON,
P. J. DIIflNBR,
J. V. ItOMIGll,
North Platto Fuel Committee
.nnxiE MiiroNiuniUEii passed
AWAY YESTKHDAY 3I0KMNG
ger of tho leaders of the miners' union,' boon released to Waltemath and later;
who protested vehemently to Doctor, we had word through Mr. Dalley that.
Garfield as soon as ho had finished two moro carloads had boon released
reading tho statement of tho terms ap- to tho fuel committee. Those cars
proved by tho cabinet. Doctor Garfield , wero all switched and set by evening,
asserted that 14 per cent added to tho , on tho orders of Mr. Sholver. Wo also
wago advanco received by tho miners
since that time. He said that Secre-
had a wire from Mr. Jeffors that theso
two cars woro rolcasod to us and later
centago of their advanco equal to 79.8 that another car to a dealor was re
lcr cent increase in tho cost of living leased up west and would be down
since that time, ell said that Secre- j soon.
tary Wilson hnd been in error in cal- j Wo aro now taking orders for 1000
dilating that it would requlro an ad- pound lots from thoso most In need
dltlonal 31.61 per cent In pay to and tho applicant must sign a state
equalize tho increased living cost. mcrtt showing the amount of fuol on
To givo the minors a raise of moro hand, and we have' mado tho rule that
than 14 per" cent, Doctor Garfield con- wo will not Biipply coal to anyone who
tonded, would make their increase ox- has more than ono week's supply. Wo
ceed tho advanco in tho cost of living, havo also asked the dealers and all tho
and this example, If followed general- draymen to report any largo supplies
ly In industry, would create a vicious 1 of coal, and In case they find a week's
spiral of mounting wages and rising supply or moro to refuse to deliver the
cost of necessities. - coal, and in case of serious mis-stato-
John L. Lewis, acting president of ment will causo the name of tho party
tho United Mine Workers of America making such to bo published in the
doclarcd, when tho meeting broke Up local papers
that "tho minors will not accept a 14
per cent wago increase."
The two carloads of coal which had
been diverted by the govonmont to tlio
local committee as well as future di
versions hear n cninrnnt.nprl nrlon nf
ifa.aiiiii6i.uii, nuv. at. ..m uuiupt twelve dollars por ton on account of
end camo late today to all attempts to tho poBslbilltv of claimB filed by tho
settlo tho nation-wide coal strike by owners thereof. This coal will bo sold
peaceful agreement. at tnat prlco pmg 75 conts delivery
Miners and operators spent a bleak clmrgo for a half ton. Coal coming to
Thanksgiving afternoon in embittered dealers on regular invoice will bo sold
debato.over the government proposal n) tho old p'lcp.
for a 14 por cent wage increase, Wde . -Ve havo. tomato tried .only to take
last night by FUcPAdmlnlstrator Gar-;caro of residence needs, but if further
field, rejected it and every other pro-.supplies are available, we have hopes
posal that was forthcoming and then Cf taking care of all the business
dissolved sine die. j needs.
Participants wont homo tonight, and, Wo'want to thank everyone for tholr
where tho break leftqoal strike con- co-operation, being aided In everyway
ditlons, no ono of them, miner or op-! j)y the local coal dealers, and we have
erator, would say. Likewise in official i,ad the best of advico and assistanco
from Mr. Streltz, our mayor, also from
Mr. Shelvor and Mr. Ballev In tho local
railroad offices and Genl. Mgr. Jeffors
and Supt. Woodruff, out of town off i-
I L. Mlltonbcrgor passed away at his
homo on north Locust streot at 2:30
yestorday morning following an ill
noss of several months. Death was
duo to kldnoy and hoart troublo, and
for some tlmo past his condition had
been such ns to preclude hope of a
His death removes from .Lincoln
county ono of Its host and most wldoly
known men; a man who had been a
resident of tho county for thirty-five
yenrs, who had filled positions of trust
with credit to himself and a man who
onjoyed tho good-will of every nc
quaintancc. Locating in Buchanan
precinct in tho lattor part of the 80's,
ho devoted his time for several years
to farming and then moved to North
Platte where tho family hns slnco re
sided. Twice ho was olocted to tho of
fice of sheriff, a position which ho
creditably fillod, and for several years
prior to Ms death had hold tho posi
tion of police judge, and was also
chairman of tho city park commission
Judge Miltonborgor was a splendid
citlzon and his passing away will bo
deeply regretted by many frlonds in all
parts of tho county.
quarters there was silence.
Mcn's heavy gray swenlers, $1.00
mlue at $2.95. THE HUB.
We have a fine lino of engraved clals of the company
Christmas cards, leave your order ear-J , We can only advise that tlio situation
ly. Clinton, the jeweler. Is serious, and that overy person make
Frederick Bowers and company pre
sented "Kiss Mo Again at tho Kolth
last evening to an audience that more
than filled tho seating capacity of the
house. Tho dancing was unusually
clover, the singing very fair and plenty
of comedy to keep tho audience laugh
ing tho greater part of tho tlmo.
J. G. Booler, delegate to tho consti
tutional convention from Lincoln coun
ty will leave Sunday for tho capital
city to be on hand when the conven
tion opens next Tuesday. -
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Clnbaugh and
Mr. and Mrs. Don Clabaugh, who had
been visiting in towji with relatives,
loft this morning for Grcoloy.
Deposits in tho Kolth county banks
as shown by tho statements called for
this month aggregate In round num
Judge Grimos went to Loxington this
morning t finish tho week holding
court. He hns been , holding court'
there for threowceks.
Mr, and. Mrs. Geo. Balloy-returned to
Cozad this morning after spondlng
Thanksgiving with their son Georsc
and Mr. and Mrs. Lem Bailey.
J. J. Halllgan went to Lexington this
morning to attend the session of dis
Calf 212 for fresh groceries. Dick
First class taxi service Day and
night. Phono 431ack 726. Chester
Warren, Manager... 90r5
The North Platte Equity Association
An association which has been organized by farmers,
railroad men and all others who are interested in try
ing to reduce the present high cost of living.
We Now Havi More Than 250 Subscriptions for Stock, Amount
ing To Over. $20,000.00.
This is more than enough to insure the actual opening
up for business of the association and the question is
whether you want to share in the benefits.
This Is No Stock Promotion Enterprise, Just A Firm of Ourselves
To Do Businesss With Ourselves.
WE WILL HAVE NO "PREFERRED STOCK'1 AS THIS SORT OF STOCK
USUALLY DOES NOT SHARE IN DIVIDENDS. ALL OUR STOCK IS COMMON
STOCK, ALL SHARES PARTICIPATING IN ALL DIVIDENDS AND ONE SHARE
IS THE SAME AS ANY OTHER SHARE.
Read the articles of incorporation which are published
in full in this paper and if you would like fur
ther information, write, telephone or talk to
209 South Maple St.
Phone Red 318.
H. ML Johnson,
718 West 3d. St.
Phone Black 1044.
NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
AinUirit 3FAY OF SEATTLE
WEDS MISS 11U1LMAX
A heRutiful Thanksgiving wedding
tOBk place at eight o'clock last oven
ing At tho Lutheran church, whon
Miss Inna Margaret Huffman became
tho brldo of Arthur Arnold May. Miss
Florence MacKay was at tho ornan
and fts an opening prelude played tho
Tannhauser Mnrch by Wagner, nftor
which Paul Harrington sang Allltson's
"A Song of Thanksgiving." This was
followed by an organ solo of Cad
man'B, "At Dawning," after which Paul
Harrington snug tho wedding song
"Because" Miss MncKny thon played
tho Lohengrin wedding march and tho
bridesmaids, Misses Mnyme Plzcr, Al
ma Waltomath, Myrtle Bcolor and Ger
trude Dill, wearing gowns of pink
taffeta and tullo with stlvor lnco hats
and carrying whlto baskets of pink
and whlto roses and smtlux, cntorcd
and took tholr place ul tho altar
whllo tho ushers, Ernest Itlncker, Vic
tor Halllgan, William NorriB, Harry
Huffman and Carl Amlck passed up
tho side alslo to their places. Tho
bridegroom, accompanied by tho host
man, Earl Spauldlng, ontorod from tlio
vostry room. Miss Ethel May, slstor
of tho groom, was maid of honor nnd
woro pink sntln nnd tullo and carried
a'long white staff tied with tullo and
Jlowors. Little Margaret Reynolds
carried a sllvor baskot with a slnglo
pink rose, in the confer of which rest
ed tho ring. She wore a Huffy whlto
georgette dross tied with a pink tullo
sash. The brldo entered on tho arm
of her father, G. S. Huffman. Sho'waa
gowned In duchess satin draped with
tullo and with tho bodlco of heavy
sllvor laco. Ho voll of tullo was hold
In place by sprays of llllios of tho val
loy, worn by her mother at hor wod-
dlng. Tho trnfn, which fell from the
shoulders was embroldored In silver
and lined with shell pink and was car
ried by Virginia Scott and Nnncy
Mitchell, who woro fluffy drosses of
pinW georgetto. Tho brldo carried a
shoyor boquot of sweetheart roses and
Rev. C. Franklin Koch road tho
marrlago lines, after which Miss Mac
Kay played the Mendolshon march as
Tho reception was hold . In tho
church assembly room which had been
profusely decorated with palms and
pink and whlto roses.
Mr. and Mrs. May loft on n lato
train for the west, stopping at Denvor
and Salt j'ako City while- enrouto to
Seattle where they will make their
An unusual note of tho wedding Was
thejTact that Miss Huffman wan, tho
flrsPbrldo to be married In the now
Lutheran church which has Just boon
completed, whllo hor mother was the
first bride of tho old building.
Out of town guests wore Mr. and
Mrs. W. C. May, McKInley May and
Miss Ethel May, of Gothenburg, Miss
Gertrude Dill of Chicago, Mrs. Mary
Jordan, Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Huffman
and son Paul, Harry Huffman and Carl
Amlck of Omaha, and Mr. nnd Mrs
Holzmark, of Lexington.
mo uriue nas oeen one 01 fsoriu
Platto's brightest and most accom
plished young ladles. Graduating from
the high school she went to Chicago
and for a couple of years took Instruc
tions 'in voice, oxpresslon nnd' dramatic
art, and later was star in a company
producing "Tlio Mikado' and othor
comic operas. In this work sho wns n
Mr. May, slnco completing his edu
cation, has been associated with his
father In tho ownership nnd manage
ment of the Gothenburg telephone ex
change,' which they recently sold to
tho Nebraska Company, Tho groom
,'oes to Seattle for the present, but
with his father and brotner expects to
purchaso tho exchange at Eollonsburg,
Wnsh.,.a town of about 12,000 people.
Machine Does Work Quickly.
A piece of drudgery that has been
assigned to machine labor Is applying
stucco. A new electric machine, with
blades making 1,000 revolutions per
minute puts on the material, and the
operator and an assistant feeding the
hopper cover the space rapidly and ef
ficiently. The plastic substance Is pro
jected with such force that n thin film
of moisture Is scjuees't'd out behind It,
causing a waterproof protective coat of
enamel to form upon the surface.
3fnny Want Coal.
At 9:30 this foronoon twonty-olght
mon and women woro standing in line
at tho committee coal offlco wnltlng to
rocolvo orders for coal, and tho lino
was growing In longth each mlnuto.
In tho lino wns a bankor, business
men and laborers, ovldonco that tho
coal shortat'o Is afflicting all classes
Yestorday only nbout fifty ordors
Man and wife without children
man to work nnd wlfo to cook. Will
pay $1H0 a month including lights,
rent nnd fuol. Phono Rod 1221.
Special Homo cured bacon 35q per
pound. Brodbeck's Moat Markot. tf
Methodist Church Announcements
Thoro will bo no services at tho
Mothodlat church Sundny. Wo are on
tlroly out of coal. Wo will join with
tho Prosbytorlans in nil Borvlcos. Sun
day school at 0:45. Epworth League, at
0:30. Wo oarnostly doslro that the us
ual attendance will bo prosont. Go to
church fomowhero. Don't lot your
spiritual fires go out. H. E. HESSc
Balanco llko rdnt buys' G roon. en
tirely modoru stucco house, garago for'
2 cars, corner lot. Call owner, Black'
Wo deliver fresh moat with crocory
ardors. Dick Stoggoman, phono 212. tf
Crystal Theatre, Saturday and Monday.
TEE FEAR WOMAN"
Tlio story of a ?ociety girl who pays the price of fenr, and wins
tho love she nearly lo3t.
Saturday Special, Two part comedy, A Tight Fix."
Where to Dodge Tips.
In ludlu a native burlier can shave
a person whllo asleep without awaking
him, so gentle Is his touch.
Finest of All (jifts
We can show you everything
needed for the table in the
I Keith Theatre I
Monday and Tuesday.
. ! ROBERT WARWICK
The most successful play of the American stage.
One of the bsst motion pictures you have seen for a
long time It's different.
Keith Theatre, Fri. Dec. 5.
Coming here on Coast to Coast Record
AVERy HOPEWOODS GALE OF LAUGHTER
Direction of Selwyn & Co.
ONE YEAR NEW YORK. 6 MONTHS CHICAGO.
A Sure-Fire Cure For The Blues.
BRILLIANT NEW YORK CAST
Catherine Lexow and Edgar Flavelle.
Seats on Sale at Keith
Prices as elsewhere
$1.50, $1, 75c, plus tax.
Introducing The 1920
The Packard plays all makes of records
perfectly and is therefore all talking
machines in one. It's tone modifies and
regulates the tone, soft, medium or low
to suit any occasion. The Packard's
wonderful improved all wood tone
chamber makes it the finest tone instru
ment in the world. Priced from
$100 to $200.
North Platte Drug Co.
The Rfexall Store.
CLINTON, The JeweleB
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