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THE BEE: OMAHA. SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 10.- 191T.
, RETRIEVE COAL
MEN'S LOSS ON
Administration Allows Fuel
Dealers to Take Margin
Which New Government
Prices Swept Away.
(Uy Assoolntfd Pre.)
Washington, Nov. 9. Thousands
of tons of coal held by jobbers and
wholesalers were made available for
emereencv distribution todav when
the fuel administration decided to al
low dealers to take a small margin of
profit on coal they had contracted
for at high prices before the govern
ment prices were fixed.
Under previous orders jobbers have
been permitted to sell only at a small
margin above tne government price
at the mine regardless of the figures
nciu iiieu vuau
TYrlav' rlilirtfr nfOvifles that the
jobbers may sell at a margin of 15
per cent above the contract cost to
purchasers to be designated by state
fuel administrators. The fuel adminis
trators will place the coal in com
munities most in need of it.
. Increase Coal Production,
r Measures to increase coal produc-
tlon were taken up at a conference
Ttoday between officials of the food
administration, administrators of the
'National Coal association and repre
sentatives of the railroad war board,
the priorities committee and the Inter
state Commerce commission. - Con
sideration was given to a proposal
that coat shipments be given prefer
ence in transportation over all other
commodities except food and war sup
plies. This step was urged particu
larly by the coal operators, who as
sert that car shortage is forcing mine
to stand idle in many parts of the
Local committees serving under
stat: fuel administrators were given
wide discretion by the fuel adminis
tration today in fixing retail margins.
In a recent order retailers were di
rected to charge no greater margins
than they took in 1915, with the pro
vision tha. in no instance were mar
gins to be more than charged in July
of this year. Today's order empowers
local committees to reduce these mar
gins wherever investigation shows
they are unreasonable.
Fuel administration officials predict
ed the order would, bring lower coal
prices in many parts of the country.
German Paper Says Sweden
Violates True Neutrality
Amsterdam, Nov. 9. Hjalmar
B ranting, Swedish minister of finance
and socialist leader, is quoted oy a
newspaper correspondent as saying:
"P.i will f-tm fhrontrh the tri-
umph of democracy. Germany's
regime cannot be reconciled with the
spirit of our times. Belgium will be
completely reinstated and reparation
made. Alsace-Lorraine must be re
stored to France."
The Cologne Gazette's semi-official
Berlin correspondent, commenting on
this utterance, says:
"We expect the Swedish govern
ment to explain whether Branting's
words can be reconciled with true
Plans for Taking Packages
To the Soldiers, at the Front
Washington, Nov. 9. Arrangements
'to carry Christmas gifts to American
soldiers in France who fail to receive
presents from relatives or friends
were announced today by the Post
office department. Postmasters were
ordered to accept for transmission
- parcel post packages, the contents of
which the senders desire to be dis
tributed as presents' among the sol
diers, who might not otherwise be re
membered. Such packages addressed
in care of the. commanding officer,
Pier No. 1, Hoboken, N. J., and
marked "for distribution," will be ac
cepted if packed in accordance with
Woman in Case is Cause
Of Street Fist Fight
The woman in the case brought 0.
E. Magg and Earl Matheson. 716 Ban
l croft street, to jail Wednesday night
charged with disturbing the peace.
Matheson alleges Magg took Mrs.
Matheson automobiling. The fight
was in progress in front of 2406 Cass
street, when police arrived and gave
the fistic combateers a ride to the
station. They were released on cash
The case came up in police court,
but was continued till next Wednes
day by Judge Madden on request of
both parties, who wished tq secure
Austrian Emperor Bestows
Decorations on Generals
Amsterdam, Nov. 9. A Vienna dis
patch says that in recognition of the
successes won on the Italian front,
Emperor Charles has made General
von Korbatin a field marshal, has
conferred on Duke Eugene and Field
Marshal von Hindenburg the bril
liants of the Cross of the Military
Order of the first class, with the war
decoration, and has awarded to Gen
eral von Below the grand cross of the
Order of Leopold, with war decora
tions. National Party to Offer
Candidates Later in Year
New York, Nov. 9. Announcement
of a national convention early in 1918,
at which plans will be made for plac
ing candidates in the field for the con
gressional elections later in the year,
was made in this city today by the
national party, which was formed iff
Chicago in October through a coali
tion of prominent progressives, prohi
bitionists, single taxers, socialists who
withdrew from the socialist party and
independents. The time and place of
the convention are yet to be chosen.
Rock Island Will Run
Pullman to Camp Funston
For the convenience of Omaha peo
ple who desire to visit Camp Funston
the Rock Island will operate a
sleeper between Omaha and Manhat
tan, Kan-. Fridays and possibly Sat
urdays. The south bpund train carry
ing the sleeper leaves Omaha at 3:45,
rriviac at Manhattan, Kan., at 12:33
GERMAN BATTLESHIP ON WHICH MUTINY TOOK PLACE By mutinoua sailors whtn
an uprising took place at Kial. Admiral Schmidt and Lieutenant Paul were thrown over
board from the battleahip Kronprinz. Similar acenes took place on board the battleship
THE SCHJESWTS - HOI3IXm.
SETS HIGHEST MARK
Tobacco Also Gains,. According
to" Figures Made Public
by Department of Agriculture.
Washington, Nov. 9. A corn crop,
larger by more than 66,000,000 bush
els than ever grown in the history of
American agriculture, is the produc
tion of the farmers of the Tinted
States this year. The Department of
Agriculture in its preliminary esti
mate of the crop placed tlie quantity
at 3,191,083,000 bushels.
Conditions since the October fore
cast caused a reduction of about 19,
700,000 bushels in tjie indicated Out
put. , Potatoes also are a record crop,
with a total of 439,686,000 bushels, bjit
unfavorable weather late iu the sea
son caused a reduction of 13,000,000
Tobacco production is a record.
"The corn crop of 1917 is notable at
occupying the largest acreage and
producing the largest total crop of
record," said a statement of the De
partment of Agriculture. "The yield
per acre, however, is not exceptional,
owing to an unfavorable season, char
acterized by a late spring, a cold sum
mer, which was also too dry Over
much of the corn belt, and early and
damaging frosts and freetes, the sea
son being thus shortened at both
ends. Thus, unhappily, the bountiful
crop contains much com that did not
mature, probably in excess of(20 per
cent, although most of this had
reached the dough state, making it
useful for silos and early feeding.
Potato Quality Above Average.
"The potato crop, estimated at
440,000,000 bushels, is the largest on
record, notwithstanding an unfavor
able September and. October, which
cut dOwil the actual production below
the forecast made earlier in the Rea
son. The northern commercial sections-were
most seriously affected by
the unfavorable weather during Oc
tober. The quality of the crop is
slightly above average.
"The buckwheat production of 16,
813,000 bushels, fell below early fore
casts, although it is up' to an average
in total production, compared with
"The flax seed crop, estimated at
9,648,000 bushels, is very disappointing
in its outcome, being smaller than
early forecasts and much below an
Corn quality was 75.2 per cent, com
pared with 84 per cent last year, and
10 below the average. In principal
states the quality was: Ohio, 73 per
cent: Indiana, 63; Illinois, 71; Iowa,
65; Missouri, 86; Nebraska, 80; Kan
In the principal producing states
the acre yield was: Ohio, 38 bushels;
Indiana, 36: Illinois, 38; Iowa, 37;
Missouri, 53; Nebraska, 27; Kan
George, Aged Eleven, Runs Away
From Country Home to See Movies
Elks to Build First. Big
Washington, Nov. 9. America's
first reconstruction hospital where
men wounded overseas will be fitted
for, occupational pursuits commen
surate' with their Injuries will be built
by the Benevolent and Protective Or
der of Elks at Boston. The Elks'
war relief commission after a meeting
here today announced that the gov
ernment has agreed to accept the hos
pital. Funds for erecting the institution
will be available out of the $1,000,000
relief fund contributed by the 500,000
Elks of the country.
May Bar Kansas City From '
Visits of National Army
Kansas City, Mo.. Nov. 9. Unless
the authorities of Kansas City take"
immediate steps to suppress vice in
all it forms, the government may
find it necessary to declare the city in
a barred military zone and forbid sol
diers from adjacent military establish
ments coming here, Henry F. Burt,
in charge of the law enforcement de
partment of the north central district
and an operative of the War depart
ment, today notified the authorities
Mr. Burt left today for Omaha.
Part of German Peace Plan
Copenhagen, Nov. 9. THe Lokal
Anzeigtr ei Berlin, organ of the an
nexationist" and great business in
terests publishes a report that at the
confereiccs which have been in prog
ress rccv.tly between German and
Austrian representatives in Berlin, the
decision, was reached to abandon en
tirely the pretense of a non-annexa-tionist
peace program and to go over
to the poli' y of uniting Poland with
Austria-Hungary and Courland and
Lithuania with Germany.
"Washington, Nov. . (BpecUl Telegram.)
A postoffld has been estabillhed at Che
ney, Lincoln county, with Mr. Mary M.
Imeson aa poitmatter.
Harry A. Kellogr hat been appointed
rural letter carrier at Mondamln, la.
Major '. 'alter 8. Fulton. Infantry, national
army, will proceed to Camp Dodge, Det
Molnea. Ia., for aealrnment to duty.
Captain John B. ItobertfOn. medical re
serve coi . In relieved from duty at Camp
Dodgs. Dei Molnet,. s,nd will: preceed to
Fort Mackenzie, Wyo.
Bee Want Ads Produce Result.
"I didn't like that place because
there ,wuz no picture shows," tear
fully spoke 11-year-old ' George May
last night when Sergeant Samue'lson
found him wandering about the down
town streets penniless, tired ;and
hungry. . ,
He said he had left his home at
Mercer, Neb., last Thursday and tarrie
here, where he hag been spending his
afternoons and evenings in picture
shows and enjoying himself to his
boyish heart's iontent. The little boy
broke down in tears when he dis
covered that his pleasures were
brought to a suddend end by the offi
cers. He formerly lived at 2026 St. Mary's
avenue and boastingly told police
that on several occasions he had felt
the hand of juvenile authorities for
various mischievous pranks.
Probation Officer Carver took
George into custody awaiting the ar
rival of the boy's father.i
"Gee, I'm glad to see you again,"
he said to Officer Carver, "and I
know you'll take care of me, 'cause
nie and youse is good friends. 1 re-
"I want to go. back to School, h
wuz at the head of ltiy Glass at Mer
cer, but I got too lonesome for pic
ture shows and bought a ticket to
Omaha last Thursday with the money
1 saved. Ta gives me a nickel for
trying to be good.
"When I got here I hired a bed and
had enough money left for shows and
eats. It's all spent, and I want to go
home now," he told officer Carver.
George is being detained at the de
tention home awaiting the arrival of
his fa the.
Objection to Count von Hertling:
Stirs Up Strife and Threat
of Military Dictatorship
Copenhagen, Nov. 9. The threat
that a military dictatorship is in
evitable unless insistence upon a radi
cal vice chancellor is dropped and
the goverpment of Count von Hert
ling as it now stands is accepted, is
held out over the progressive demo
cratic elements in Germany.
Some lay that Count von Hertling's
chancellorship is in danger of im
mediate Shipwreck. The refusal of
Herr Friedberg, leader of the national
party, to accept the vice presidency of
the Prussiari ministry and the alleged
certainty that Dr. Helfferich is to be
retained as vice chancellor are re
garded as matters impossible of
Count von Hertling is reported to
have succumbed to military and
junker influence. ,
The Berliner Tageblatt refers to the
reactionary forces opposing the nomi
nation of progressive leaders. The
Koelnische Zeitung blames the pro
gressives and the socialists for the
reawakening of the crisis and says
that the prospect for a political truce
has quite disappeared.
The socialists apparently have aban
doned the dictum expressed by Philip
Scheidemann Sunday that the new
Von Hertling government, which dif
fers from that of Dr. Michaelis only
in the person of its "chief, provided
all necessary guarantees of responsi
ble government as a pre-condition to
peace. The socialists declare that they
have no confidence in an administra
tion made up of conservative, cen
trum and nationalist elements im
posed on a substructure of old-line
bureaucrats, and will remain in op
position unless the desired places are
given to the radicals whom the so
cialists regard as their representatives
in the ministry.
The Tageblatt and other radical
newspapers say that if Chancellor von
Hertling bows to the "hidden powers"
and the influence of the court clique
the opposition will introduce on No
vember 22, when the Reichstag recon
venes, a resolution of lack of coo.
fidence in the government.
Persistent Advertising Is the Road
BY COURT RULING
Judge Cullison Sustains Motipn
for Instructed Verdict, and
Attorney General of
Logan. Is., Nov. 9. (Special Tele
gram.) Judge Cullison, in district
court, tonight sustained a motion dis
missing the case against Attorney
General H. M. Havner, who was
charged with intimidating Mrs. Alice
Willard, while she was to be a wit
ness before the Montgomery county
grand jury at Red Oak.
"faking of testimony by the state
was concluded during the afternoon.
Attorney General Havner, himself,
was placed on the stand. During his
testimony arguments of attorneys be
came heated and the court was obliged
to administer a severe reprimand
Then came the motion by the defense
for ail instructed verdict of not guilty'
whicli was sustained.
Charges Against Havner.
The action of the court directing
a verdict for the defense finishes an
other sensational chapter in the re
markable series growing out of the
Villisca ax murders. Attorney Gen
eral Havner was accused of brow
beating Mrs. Willard before she was
to appear as a witness. Her testimony
in the slander suit brought by former
State Senator F. F. Jones of Villisca
against Detective J. N. Wilkersoft is
said to have been of weightiest char
acter and to have influenced the jury
in that case to decide in favor of
London, Nov. 9.-The entire
Turkish army in Palestine is retreat
ing towards the north. British air
planes are following up the retiring
Turks and bombing them.
Forty Turkish guns were captured,
says a British official statement an
nouncing the Ottoman retreat.
British and French naval forces are
co-operating against the Turkish
communications along the Mediter
Civil Service Exams to
Be Held Here in December
Civil service examinations will be
held in the federal buildir.g here and
at various points in Nebraska Decem
ber 4, 5 and 6 for the following posi
tions: Domestic science teacher, me
chanical laboratorian. stenographic
clerk, assistant herdsman, inspector of
stoves and ranges, vehicle engineer,
specialist in agricultural education,
special agents for agricultural educa
tion, home economics education and
trade or industrial education, manual
training teacher, calculating machine
operator. Full information may be se
cured from Miss Coffin, federal build
ing. Dance of Seventh Nebraska
Regiment to Be Big Affair
A 12-piece orchestra will furnish
the music for tripping the "light fan
tastic" at the soldiers' dance to be
given by Company F, Seventh Ne
raska regiment, in the Auditorium
next Saturday evening.
All the soldiers at Forts Omaha
and Crook have been invited to at
tend as well as the general public.
Admission is $1 per couple. Coffee
and cake will he served. Grossman's
drum corps will play patriotic airs.
WANTED IN ARMY
Uncle Sam Needs Men From
Any One of 47 Trades to
Keep Engines Fit.
Washington, Nov. 9. An army of j
skilled workers from approximately 47 j
different trades is being mobilized by j
the aviation section of the signal corps
tor service in France in connection
with the great air drive to be made
by American fliers.
The men will be employed as close
to the fighting lines as aerdronies can
be built and the great part of their
work will consist in keeping every
battle plane ready for sate and in
stantaneous service; iu turning en
gines for duty four and five miles in
the air, and in seeing that each plane
and its parts are mechanically perfect.
About two-thirds of the men will be
made noncommissioned officers and
each will be detailed to the class of
work for which he is best qualified.
Sailmakers are wanted, as well as
cobblers and tailors, for making,
stretching and repairing wings; cabinet-makers
and boatmakers for wood
work about the fusillage, riggers to
assemble planes and look after the
wiring and coppersmiths to see that
there are no leaky gasoline tanks.
In addition to these, the service
wants armorers and machine gun re
pairmen, instrnment repairmen, vul
canizers, gas works employes, sopt
rigger, cordage workers, automobile
mechanics, repairmen, testers, black
smiths, toolmakers, welders, mould
ers, electricians, draughtsmen, carpen
ters, fitters, plumbers, brickmakers.
telephone linemen, chauffeurs, motor
cyclists, office clerks, stenographers,
radio operators and photographers.
The service requires men who are
physically fit, white, and not more
than 40 years old.
Victrola on v
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in here and get one?' Our fl
terms are so easy that you
won't have to worry about
the money end of it.
Viator and Victrola. $10
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1'ersistent Advertising Is the Roa
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Comer 9th and "P" Streets, Lincoln, Neb.
We welcome all the visitors and hope they take
advantage of our facilities. . , ,
Awarded Divorce But Must - i
Pay Alimony For Children
John E. King was granted a divorce
from his' wife, Cora, on grounds ul
cruelty. Custody of three minor chil
dren was awarded to Mrs. Kjng. Kin;
must pay $25 monthly toward theli
support until further order of the
Custody of 5-year-old Edrls Gran:
was awarded o his mother,, Agust.-i
Grant, in her decree of divorce from
her husband, John.
- Oscar H. Thornton was granted a
divorce from his wife, Nettie, who
has deserted him.
Mauiuirva Edna Sawyer" was
granted a. divorce from Raymond, her
husband, and given the Custody of
a child. She alleged extreme cruelty.
The Superiority of Chickering Piano
Shown at Recital at Boyd Last Night-
' 4 V, '
The remarkable purity and
beauty of tone of the Chick
ering Piano was clearly dem
onstrated last evening in the
recital given at the Boyd by
Oscar Seaglo, baritone, and
Eddie Brown, violinist, under
the auspices of the Tuesday
Musical Club of Omaha.
The accompaniments as
played by Powell Weaver for
Mr. Seagle and Herbert John
son for Mr. Brown were
masterpieces in themselves,
. bringing out all those rich,
magnificent qualities of the
Chickering Piano and blend
ing them superbly with the
Mr. Oscar Seagle is a mas
ter artist with a fine, clear,
remarkable voice of beautiful
tone quality. The renditions
were exceptionally well con
ceived with an exquisite tone
coloring that places him as an
artist of high rank.
Mr. Eddie Brown, violinist,
also selected the Chickering
Piano for hit use. Ha showed
in his work a thorough mas
tery and technical skill and
proved himself an artist of in
telligence and charm of interpretation
The piano u&d by these artists was selected from the Burgess
Nash piano stock and loaned by them for the recital-
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