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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 19, 1917)
THh BLt: UMAliA. WLIJ.NLJjUAY, DECEMBER 19. 1917.
KENNEDY COMPLETES NEW
COAL PRICE SCHEDULE
FOR DOUGLAS COUNTY
New Schedules Effective Wednesday Morning, Includ
ing Coal and Coke; Comparative Figures Are
Given by the Committee
COAL PRICES IN OMAHA
Pennsylvania Nut $13.50
Pennsylvania Stove 13.2S
Pennsylvania Egg 13.25
Pennsylvania Grate 13.00
Arkansas Thin Vein 9.50
Arkansas Thick Vein 9.50
Franklin County, Illinois 8.50
Central District Illinois 7.50
Iowa and Missouri Lump 6.00
Iowa and Missouri Nut 5.50
Iowa and Missouri Block 6.50
Kansas Lump 7.00
Kansas Nut 6.50
Colorado Lump and Egg 10.00
"dorado Nut 9.50 ,
ci miming Lignite 8.50"
i nt livngs Lump 9.00
-"OmjijUcs Nut 8.50
Maximum gross mar
Kin of $2.40 per ton is allowed, which
SPADKA Maximum gross mar
gin of $2.75 per ton is allowed, which
The increased margin on Spadra is
allowed because of greater shinkage.
STKAM COAL Maximum gross
Sep. 1917. Dec. 1917.
margin of $1.40 per ton is allowed on
screenings, slack, and other steam
coal, which includes drayage.
MINE RUN Shall be sold for at
least 25 cents less per ton than the
maximum prices allowed for domes
DELIVERIES Where consumers
take deliveries at the dealers' yards,
and do their own hauling, the fore
going prices shall he reduced $1 per
ton on domestic coal and 50 cents per
ton on steam coal.
To the foregoing prices on Penn
sylvania anthracite, 35 cents per ton
is to he added on all coal shipped
from the mines on and after Decem
ber 1, 1917, under the order of the
president, to cover an advance in
miners' wages. The increase is not
to be added on coal shipped on and
after December 1 under an existing
contract containing a provision for
an increase in the price of coal there
under, in case of an increase of wages
paid to miners.
COKE Having no basis n which
to name specific prices on coke, we
hereby allow a maximum gross mar
gin of $2.50 per ton, which includes
SI. 25 per ton for drayage.
Kennedy Approves, Report.
The above figures are contained in
the report of the fuel committee to
John L. Kenneay, coal administrator,
on the fuel condition in Douglas
county, and are for the sale and de
livery of coal and coke. The commit
tee consisting of:
David Cole, chairman; W. G. Shri
ver, secretary; J. B. Blanchard. John
W. Gamble, T. P. Reynolds, E. Buck-'
inghani, J. Hayden, K. M. Switzler, I
Vaclav Buresh, Morris Levy, Robert !
S. Wilcox, Frank J. Burkley, M. Lof- j
tus, J. C. Robinson, Bryce Crawford,
Walter I. Page.
The report was approved by John
L. Kcnnrdy, federal fuel administra
tor for Nebraska, and ordered effec
tive at 7 a. in. December V).
The report, which is signed by all
members of the committee, adds:
Analysis of Prices.
"On the face of the foregoing fig
ures, comparing the September and
December prices, there is a decrease
in prices on 10 out of 19 kinds of coal.
In five instances there is no change.
In four instances there is an in
crease in price. Three of these in
stances are on Iowa and Missouri
coal, on which the president granted
an increase of 95 cents per ton at the
October; 45 cents thereof to cover
a miners' wage increase.
''Consumers should bear in mind
that on all semi-anthracite and bitum
inous coal listed above advances have
been allowed by the president on
mine prices which became effective
on and alter October 1, 1917. On all
uch coal an advance of 45 rents per
ton was allowed to cover an increase
in miners' wages.
Reduce Cost to Stove Users.
"We have made one price on all
sizes of Pennsylvania anthracite. The
larger sizes should be under $13 and
the smaller sizes over $13. The aver
age price reduces the cost of the
coal used in base burners, to the con
sumers most affected by the high
cost of living.
"During the period between October
1 and this date various prices have
been made to consumers by the sev
eral retail coal dealers in an effort to
comply with the president's orders.
These prices, being based upon their
average gross margins for 1915, have
differed from each other on a given
kind of coal. The prices recom
mended in this report are made on an
average Hat basis, so that all dealers
in the city may charge consumers the
same price for the same kind of coal.
We believe the prices stated to be
i reasonable and fair to consumers and
j coal dealers alike.
I "We have considered prices only as
I they relate to retail dealers. The
I wholesale prices are established by
j the president, including transporta
I tioti charges and jobbers' commission.
"We will make :. further report re
ating to prices in Douglas county,
wtside of the city of Omaha."
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Weather Moderates All
Over Western Country
According to the railroad reports,
from the Rocky mountains east, the
weather is pretty close to perfection
mine, effective m Uctober; 43 cents I tor this season oi the year, jvery
of which was to cover increased min- j where it is clear nnd calm and tent
ers' wages. The other instance is i peratures started in at 20 to 36 de
Rock Springs nut, on which increases I grecs above zero, with every indica
aggregating $1.20 per ton were al-ltion that it was going to be warmer
lowed by the president, effective in 1 as the day advanced.
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THOMPSON,BELDEN Sr CO.
Zhe fashion Center for HUamiP
It's Your Duty
for Every Present
Each mysterious package is so
much more like Christmas when
it's decorated with seasonable
cards, tags, seals, labels, tinsel
cord and tissue paper. They are
all here in abundant variety.
The cost is small, the result
Main Aiile, Firit Floor
Christmas and Furs
Go Hand in Hand
The largest part of winter lies be
fore us. Good furs are warm and
sensible for cold days. But be
certain they are good furs, other
wise their life may be short. Eac'i
separate piece and every coat we
have to show you was individually
selected for its perfect color and
uniformly good quality, assuring
you of a purchase that will not
Scarfs, Muff s, Coatees, Capes,
Coats of Hudson Seal, Mole,
Kolinsky, Fox, and every oth
er fashionable fur.
New With Colors
Fine, white Marseilles spreads with
dainty stripes of blue, yellow and
pink. The edges embroidered with
scallops of a shade to match the
spread. The idea of colors is de
cidedly new and is well worth con
sidering. Single bed size, $8.75.
Double bed size, $10.
Silk pajamas, individually boxed
for gift-giving. Such a pleasant
surprise on Christmas morning.
Outing flannel night shirts and
pajamas, one or two-piece. Also
madras and crepe pajamas, muslin
and pongee night shirts.
The Men' Shop
Those Who Mail
The sending of cards--we say
cards, but really, there is such a
variety of different greetings that
cards hardly cover the subject.
It's more than a passing vogue.
It's a thoughtful remembrance,
slight in cost, but ever so large in
returns. One can be exceptionally
original this season, both in color
design and sentiment.
Issued for Any Amount
Newest Ideas in
Real filet lace collars, sat
in collars trimmed with
lace, -plain satin collars,
Beautiful vestees of lace
Satin and pique vests,
Every piece new.
Consider a Sweater Gift
There is small chance of choos- sweaters. Wool sweaters with
ing a style that will prove inap- Angora collars and cuffs. An-
propriate. We have selected our gora sweaters and silk sweaters,
stocks with such care that only a sweater from Thompson-Bel-
the best, most sensible kinds are den's will be better, but no more
shown. expensive than the more ordi-
There are the all-wool slip-over nary kinds.
A Sensible Gift
For misses we suggest silk We,
either ribbed or plain, in white,
black, pink and sky.
For children silk lisle hose in
black and white. A fine ribbed
quality, 50c a pair.
Fiber hose, ribbed, 75c.
Pony hose of fine ribbed lisle,
Infants' white silk hose, 59c
Also silk hose for infants, in
pink and sky.
Confiners of Fine
Materials for Gifts
Wash messaline and silks, with
lace trimmings, $1, $1.50, $2.
The average woman who now
adays wear a low top corset re
quires a conf iner to give a fash
ionable, unbroken figure line,
besides lending dignity and
So practical and truly econom
ical that they answer every de
mand of a sensible gift.
and Quilted Robes
Indian blanket bath robes
always captivate children.
To give them as a gift is
surely good judgment.
Mostly in dark tans, grays
and navy blue. 2 to 14
year sizes, $2 to $4.50.
Quilted silk bath robes in
cardinal, cope, blue and
rose, 4 to 12-year sizes.
Priced according to sze.
Collar bags of leather, lined with
silk and moire. Combination tie
and collar cases.
Jewing bags of leather and silk,
containing thread, bodkin, scissors,
thimble, crochet hook and thread
Leather covered writing cases with .
pad, paper, envelopes and pencil.
Ribbon cases, each with a bodkin
and bolt of ribbon.
Dainty patterns for baby skirts,
the edges scalloped and hemstitch
ed. Fine qualities, specially priced,
75c, $1, $1.15, $1.35, $1.50 a yard.
A large assortment of fast colored
woven stripes, suitable for men's
shirts, skirts and children's wear
(32-inch), 50c and 60c a yard.
Practically All of Our
Very Best High Shoes
Finest Kid Shoes in white, brown,
navy, champagne, light gray, dark
up to $12,
up to $14,
SAVINGS ARE JUST
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SANTA CLAUS is a frequent shopper here
these days. He has always bought a good
many Christmas things here comfortable slip
pers for the men, in both leather and felt; bright
and fancy boudoir slippers for the ladies; dainty
evening slippers for the debutante.
If you prefer not to make the selection, we
have a Gift Certificate issued in any amount.
DREXEL SHOE CO.
1419 FARNAM t
Store Open Evenings Till Christmas.
403 South 16th Street.
I Moving in
! Cold Weather
? isn't the disagreeable task you J
have always thought it was, pro- s
vided you turn the task over to
Storage ia cheaper than rent. .
& STORAGE CO. i
Phone Doug. 4163.
806 So. 16th St. :
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