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THE BEE: OMAHA, FRIDAY. JULY 20. 191T.
WINTER COAL MUST
BE ORDERED EARLY
Hises Should Be Worked to
Capacity During summer,
So Winter Supply Can
Wholesale coal dealers of Omaha
are planning to take up the coal situ
ation of Omaha and Nebraska with
the State Council of Defense. They
desire that the public be informed of
conditions at the mines, the available
supply of coal in Omahi and Ne
braska at present, the laxness of the
people in the matter of putting in
their winter's supply and the prospect,
or lack of prospect, of getting a suf
ricknt supply when winter sets in.
Coil dealers say the bins of the re
tailers in Omaha are full at present
and that people are absolutely indif
ferent about their next winter's needs.
The result is they are not buying the
supply of coal that is here, as dealers
believe they should, in order to make
room in the bins for more while cars
are yet available to get it and while
it is yet available at the mines.
Dealers insist that in spite of the
popular btlief that coal will come
down in price it is, in fact, apt l go
up instead. .
In order to obtain an outside opin
ion from one who is rot a coal
.lealer and yet by reason of his posi
tion as a railroad man is well versed
s to the situation The Bee inter
viewed Gcncrat Manager George W.
Uoldrege of the Burlington on the
general coal situation.
"On account of the great demand
f r coal in the eastern manufactories,
ihe steel mills and many others now
running to full capacity," said Mr.
Uoldrege, "little coal from the Ohio,
Pennsylvania and West Virginia
fields is finding its way westward. The
roal reauirements for the operation
of the railroads is also much greater
than usual because of the unusually
heavy business being handled by the
toads now. This means that coal
necessarily has to be hauled longer
tlstances now than usual to fill the
"Little or no coal is being delivered
from the Pennsylvania, West Virginia
and Ohio mines by way of the Great
lakes to Duluth, Milwaukee and other
lake points. Ordinarily the supply de
livered to Duluth alone is sufficient
lo care for the markets of Minnesota.
Dakota and parts of Montana. That
s'upply is practically all cut off on ac
count of the big demand made for
ready coal in the big manufacturing
plants in the east and the demand for
coal for the operation of the railroads.
"This means that our coal must
come largely from the mines of Illi
nois, Missouri and Wyoming.
"It must be remembered that coal
is not available for use until it is
mined and delivered on can. The gen
eral public does not understand that
at the mines themselves there are no
facilities for storing coal. It must
be moved as it is mined or it can
not be mined at all. A mine may have
an enormous capacity al daily output,
but that i's of no avail unless there
is a steady demand outside that is
taking it away.
. "Under the "circumstances it cer
tainly seems a necessary, precaution
to keep the mines running during the
summer at full capacity and this can
be done only by everyone obtaining
their winter supply as arly as pos
sible." . .. -;
Fremont Night Will Be
Jury 23 at Ak-Sar-Ben
Seven Ak-Sar-Ben boosters r;ient
the day at Fremont Wednesday mak
ing arrangements with the Fremont
boosters for a Fremont liiglit next
Monday at Ak-Sar-Ben den. Ak-Sar-Ben
Governors Charles Saunders.
Gould Dietz, Charley Black and
Charles. D. Beaton made the trip.
Secretary J. D. Weaver, W. H. Har
rison, Miss Henrietta McArthur and
Mrs. Gould Diets were in the party.
Miss McArthur is a cousin of the
Gould Dietz family and made the trip
in the Dietz car with Mr. and Mrs.
Dictz. V. H. Harrison is a nephew
of Charles Saunders and a grandson
(if xPresident William Henry Har
At Fremont they hobnobbed with
Gucrncy, the ' banker; Joe Roberts,
rark Perkins, George Wolz and a
lot of others who have agreed to
hustle up a big Fremout crowd to
come to the den Monday night. Many
will come by the Union Pacific, lcay-
iui trcmont at b:lb and arriving in
Omaha at 7:35, while many others
will come by automobile. On the
way down stops will be made at
Waterloo and Elkhom, and crowds
w ill be picked tin there. The Omaha
boosters on their return last evening
stopped at Elkhom and obtained the
promise of Julius Schuldt and others
that Elkhorn would furnish a crowd
and then stopped at Waterloo, where
G. A. Lindquest, the banker of that
place, promised a crowd of boosters.
M. E. Smith & Co. Increases
Capital Stock a Million
'.M. E. Smith & Co.. wholesale dry
goods concern in Omaha, is increas
ing ts capital stock by Sl.uoo.uw.
Burns,, Brinker & Co: of Omaha are
selling the. shares. This is 7 per cent
preferred stock. The fact that the
business of the M. E. Smith com
pany has practically doubled in the
lst six years has made it necessary
to increase the capital of the com
pany. The Burns. Brinker company
says that the $1,000,000 issue will In
all probability be absorbed by local
Plan Newsboys' Outing
. Representatives of The Omaha Bee.
World-Herald and Daily News will
meet with Chief . Probation Officer
Gus Miller this evening at the court
house to plan for the annual news
boys' picnic, which will be held July
31 at Lake view.
The Omaha Musicians club has of
fered the services of a band and the
street car company the use of cars
, to transport the street merchants to
. xk resort.'1 v 1
Mike Barto will represent The Bee
newsboys, Tony Costanzo the Herald
and Sam Zigman the News. :
Chamberlain's the Best of AIL
"We have used several different
couch syrups in our family, but con
sider Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
ahead of them all," writes Ed Whaft,
Kangely, Maine. Try this remedy
when you have i" couch or cold and
you are almost sure to have a good
opinion or it, too. Advertisement
Soldiers at Fort Crook Soon To Sail
For France To Fight in World War
A ' ' --N 1
Picture by Herma Schonfield. Staff
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Melancholy Toys Now Longing for
Happy Eaces of Kiddies at Yuletide
'.. By A. R. GROH.
I wandered through the toy depart
ment of an Omaha department store
I remembered the last time I was
there. It was near Christmas and
the toy department was jammed with
eager children. Santa Claus was sit
ting in his fur-bordered suit in his lit
tle red house and a continual stream
of eager children passed before him
and whispered what they wanted him
to oring mem iiom me iorin yuic v
Christmas. - ,
How different was yesterday! Not
a single child was there. In a show case
stood several sad-looking giraffes, a
discouraged lion and three melancholy
zebras. Two white dogs, mounted
on wheels, stood side by side and
tried to look cheerful. A herd of ten
horses, all bridled and saddled, stood
silently in two ranks, au ot tnem
looked sad. for their little playmates
were not there and Christmas is, more
than five months away.
Waiting for the Kiddies.
On a table was another group of
animals made of wood. There was an
elephant, three donkeys and quite a
flock of ducks. These were regular
human ducks, for each wore a hat and
earned a basket on one wing, cut
they, too, waited in vain for little boys.
and girls to come ana piay wiui
Another table was filled with tin
and iron railroad cars and sections of
tracks. But around this table now
were no eager boys with longing eyes.
No one was there to looK at tnem;
no one but I. , ' . ,
A hiar show case was full of dolls.
There were boy dolls in overalls and
girl dolls in fine dresses, . dolls with
black hair and. dolls with golden hair
and dolls with no hair at all. There
were doll heads and doll wigs and doll
slippers, v ;
Dolls All Look Sad.
Every one of the dollies seemed
to be sad. Yes they did, little girls.
And how could vou blame . them.
They're lonely. They're longing for
you. little girls.; They want you to
hold. them in your arms. and play
Lands in Jail When He
- - Fronts for. His Pal
When Carmen Boyle, was arrested
Wednesday ; on his way to South
Omaha by Detective Danbaum for
reckless driving, he was held at the
police station -under; $25 bond.
Jim Cosgrove, who was riding with
him,, considered it his duty, after he
himself had been freed, to return to
the South Side station and try to get
his pal out. By the time Jini had ar
rived at the station, however; J. r.
Fersuson.- S024 California, had filed a
complaint, with the police that his car
had been stolen trom in tront ot tne
Brandeis theater at 9:15. The police
identified the car the boys were using
when .Ferguson described it. ,
The' bovs 'went to Lakeview with
the stolen machine and were on their
way south on Twenty-fourth street
when apprehended by the detectives.
Ihe appearance ot Jim aiuirora in
the hands of the police charged with
stealing the machine of J. F. Fergu
son last night from iu front of the
Brandeis theater was not the first
time he has experienced the sensation,
Mulford, whose alias is Jim Cosgrove,
was arrested on a similar charge some
time ago and "did" seventy-four days
on account of it The same boys stole
a Hudson Super-Six about ten days
ago, police assert. -
Mulford. who is 20 years of age,
wTll be bound over to the district
Photographer for . The Be.
house with them and tuck them, into
bed at nieht Whv. they'd even be
glad to have you spank them. Ana
Christmas is more than five months
away I And they're afraid they won't
see you before then. And that's why
thev are sad. That's why they Sit
in their show case and count the days
Here on another table is a set ot
dishes, a doll washboard, two tiny
pianos, a toy drum, a tin sprinkling
cart drawn by two tin horses and
driven by a tin driver, a Dutch wind
mill, a mechanical "seesaw" that runs
by means of sand flowing from a
hopper and a pile driver that oper
ates by meaus of marbles dropping
into a chute.
' But no little boys and girls were
gathered around this interesting table.
Not one I -
Long for the Yuletide.
Here is'a table full of picture books
Tom Thumb, the Story of Aladdin,
Cinderella, or the Glass Slipper; Lit
tle Ones' A, B, C, Jack the Giant
Killer, Animal Picture Book and Lit
tle Boy Blue. But they, too, are wait
ing for the touch of little fingers and
the happy looks of bright eyes that
will come with Christmas time.
Ah, here are five chaps cwho are
trying to keep cheerful through the
melancholy days of summer m the
land of toys.- They are five clowns,
as much alike as peas in a pod. They
are dressed in white suits with black
polka dots and with peaked caps on
their heads. They are smiling for
all they are worth, as though they
were just bound and determined not
to get the blues. One is standing on
both ; feet . with his hands extended,
one on one leg, a third on one leg
and an arm and a fourth is standing
on his hands. '.The fifth is sitting on
the neck of an elephant. .
"Don't. get the blues, fellow toys,'
they seem to say. "It may be lonely
now, but Christmas is coming- and
there'll be thousands of little girls
and boys up here and every one of us
will cet some nice little girl or boy
to love us. Cheer up, cheer up,
John CavertFlaunts a
$100 Panama at Exchange
John Cavers is wearing a Panama
hat that is the .envy of all of the
members of the Omaha Grain ex
chancre. Until recently Mr. Cavers
wote a hat that was no better than J
tnose worn oy ordinary .cstiiangc
members. He made a trip to Chi
cago and while, there did some
window shopping. In the window of
one of the stores he. saw a Panama
lid that struck his fancy.' In the
store he found' that the hat was
priced at $100, but that did pot stop
Mr. Cavers from buying it Now he
is wearing the hat, and it is some
hat, too. - . '
court, while Carmen Boyle, ''the boy
wrhn ' inn j arrested with.' him. will
probably be turned over to the ju
venile authorities, as ne is out 10.
Family Programs for ,
- - ; Movies Are Announced
This week's Friday night family
programs sanctioned by the-educational
department of the Omaha
Woman's .club, include "The Pinch
Hitter," with ; Charles Ray, and a
Luke comedy at the Suburban, Ma
dame Petrova in "Bridges Burned,"
a Metro comedy and Pathe .News at
the Lothrop and at the Apollo Earle
Williams in "The Soul Master" and
a Black Diamond comedy.
Top Company G likes The Bee's
funny page. "Bringing Up Father"
surely gets to the boys. See . them
Center On the firing line with the
machine gun. These three men can
shoot 450 Germans a minute with this
Bottom The barber shop. Private
Oviatt gets a hair cut. '
Will Be Taken to Lincoln for
Filing Soon; Will Have
More Than' Enough
The petition of the anti-suffrage so
ciety asking that the woman suffrage
' amendments passed by the last legis-
tutt be submitted to a referendum
vote to test their validity, is now
practically ready to file.
Just when the petition will be car
ried to Lincoln and filed is not yet
known, but it will be before long. The
filing of the petition at the state house
is being held up because the head-
?iuartrs office in Omaha is waiting
or the return of petitions out ,in the
state. Mrs. JU r. irotoot, president
of the society, says they have the
requisite number of signatures from
fifty counties, whereas the law re
quires signers equal to 5 per cent of
the votes cast for governor in every
one of two-fifths of the counties in the
state. This would require only thirty-
six counties. Ihe society desires to
give the petition a large margin of
surplus signatures to give it prestige.
Plans are being made for the an
nual convention of the Topeka branch
of the Woman's Missionary federa
tion, which will meet here October
10 to 14, when 400 delegates are ex
pected. At the regular council meet
ing the following committees and
chairmen were appointed: Mrs.
Charles Wright, chairman of music;
Mrs. F. F. Porter, chairman of en
tertainment; Mrs. F. W. Stallard,
chairman of assignments to homes;
Mrs. G. W. Wickersham, finance
chairman; Mrs. H. N. Schneider, pub
licity chairman; Dr. Jennie Callfas,
chairman of the reception commit
tee; Mrs. Mary Vaper, chairman of
the luncheon committee; Mrs. C N.
Dawson, chairman of the information
bureau, and Mrs. H. T. Catlin, post
mistress. Pilgrimage of Prayer
Services Well Attended
Omaha Episcopalians are gratified
by the attendance at the special serv
ices this week which are being held in
connection with the national "pilgrim
age of prayer" movement
The services Thursday will be from
8 a. m. until 5 a. m. at the church of
the Good Shepherd, with a special
service at 10 a. m. At Trinity cathe
dral there will be a communion serv
ice "from 8 until 9 in the evening,
which will be a service of prayer and
praise. Saturday there will be an all
day service in. the cathedral, with a
special service at 10 a. m.. The clos
ing service will be Saturday.
The Bee'8 Free Milk
" and he Fund
The good people of Omaha an
hsewhere are responding to the at
elsewhere are responding to the ap
peal of the helpless babies and small
children oi' ine struggling poor.
Mrs. A."; mother of hre, whose
pitiful story was told in Tuesday's
Bee. ia now reioicinsr because she gets
two quarts of milk a day, instead of
only .one,' tor ner two smauest cnu
dren.' . '
There are dozens of other cases
just as "critical as hers. The welfare
and tne very lives ot tnese cades
may depend on whether you ao
your bit" in this necessary work.
The tuna is aaministerea oy.ine
visiting nurses. Not a cent is. wasted.
Every cent buys mux or tee lor tne
babies who, otherwise, could not Kave
them. The need is very urgent Will
you bring or send your contributions
to The Bee office? Any sum from 10
cents to $5.00 is welcome. -
Previously acknowledged $106.25
Mrsv T. T. Donohoe 5.00
Beatrix Manley .50
Richard Grotte 1.00
Dahlman Democracv.... 5.00
Cash i 1.00!
Mrs. I. L. Woodward. Ogalla. - .2a
W.:H. San ford 5.00
T. B. King....- 5.00
IS MORETHAN FULL
Members Have Been Inspected
by Lieutenant Hunt and Al
lowed to Return to
Members of the Omaha battalion
of the "Dandy Sixth" Nebraska regi
ment, who were inspected by Lieu
tenant Hunt, U. S. A., Wednesday
morning at the Auditorium, were al
lowed to return to their homes to
day. Members from out in the state were
given their transportation to and from
their home towns. They were told
to hold themselves in readiness to
report at short notice for mobiliza
tion. The inspection by Lieutenant Hunt
was to determine the number of men
in the Omaha battalion. No men
were given a physical., examination.
The latter will be given when they
are sworn into federal service.
About 518 men answered the roll
call, almost twice the number needed
to stand "muster."
In the meantime the Omaha bat
talion will keep recruiting to full war
Exams Next Week.
, Examination of persons for the sec
ond officers' reserve training camp
started Wednesday and will continue
until the last of next" week. Ap
plicants in and near Omaha are being
examined at Fort Crook by a board
of army physicians and by Captain
George L. Byroade.
"The class of men who applied are
above the average," Captain Byroade
said. "I do not think Nebraska will
have any trouble in filling its quota
of 200 men for the training camp."
Captain Byroade and physicians will
tour Nebraska as soon as all appli
cants in and near Omaha have been
examined. All parts of the state will
be visited and applicants examined
Accepted applicants will be advised
of the grade given them and they will
be ordered to report at Fort Riley,
Kan., some time the latter part of
Many Subscriptions On
New Farm Loan Bonds
Subscriptions continue to come in j
to the federal land bank for the first
issue on farm loan bonds. The sub- ,
criptions range in amount from $25 j
for small investors and purchasers up
to amounts of $50,000 from bankers, j
insurance companies,, etc. I
Among the Thursday subscribers
was William J. Bryan, who enclosed
a cash remittance for $5,000 of bonds.
Mr. Bryan in his letter stated that
he was subscribing $5,000 of the bonds
in the district comprising the states
North Carolina, South Carolina, Geor
gia and Florida. He also stated, "I
converted $10,000 of the United States
government bonds into land bank
One of the large subscribers is a
fire insurance company of Lincoln,
which is investing from its reserve.
Richard Matthews of Exeter, Neb.,
has followed the practice of a num
ber of subscribers to the Liberty
bonds. He has subscribed for a $100
bond for each of his five grandsons.
Summer Days of Highest
Average Heat Are Over
The summer days of highest aver
age heat are already past, Colonel
Welsh of the weather bureau says.
These are July 12, 13, 14 and 15. Rec
ords of the last forty years show that
these four days record the highest
average temperatures of the sum
mer. "It is peculiar," he said, "that Jan
uary 12, 13, 14 and 15 show the low
est average temperatures of the year.
Thus the days of average highest and
lowest temperature are exactly six
months apart." '
However, the colonel added, there
is nothing to guarantee that we won't
get good, sizzling summer weather in
the next two months.
Asked whether the comparatively
cool nights are "due to the war," the
colonel smiled and stated he attribu
ted them rather- to the democratic
Lost Your Pep ?
You Need Refreshing Rett -Spend
an Evening or Afternoon
MAN AW A
P. S. Best Fishing Ever.
COOL, BREEZY, COMFORTABLE
TODAY and TOMORROW
Dorothy De Shelle and Co.
The Vagabond Violinut.
. HENRY AND MOORE
Bits of Muaical Comedy.
America's Foremost Casting Act.
' In tk
George Ovey Cub Comedy.
- OMAHA VS. WICHITA
July 2 21, 22-22
Friday. July 20, LaoW Day
Sunday, July 22, 3 GaniM Firat 2:15
v Casus CalUd 3:15
; Box Scats at Barkalaw Bras.
"One Bottle Will Tell"
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Non-intoxicating, but with that same did taste.
Hops! Yes, that's it
Refreshing and wholesome as the food you eat,
You can get it wherever they sell good drinks. Try
a bottle today and see how well y6u will like it.
3 ,1s- tii It's like the picture here. When you see tkat
WOUCe tne LaDel label you know you are getting CERV
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Synpfeoay 1 1 no n epg1
Orchestra 1 1 iVyylia
In a powerful dramatic story of a Japa
nese man who is in love with an
Bray-Pictograph Mf Comedy.
Today :-: :-: :-: Saturday
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