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THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 1918.
STATE FUEL HEAD
NOW FARES WELL
Conditions Much Better Than
in Other Parts of Country,
"The telegram gent to Dr. Garfield
from Kansas City Monday night by
the state fuel administrators for Iowa,
Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Arkan
sas and Oklahoma expresses the at
titude of the administrators for these
states on certain proposed changes
in fuel administration procedure,"
said John L. Kennedy, state fuel ad-1
"In addition to the telegram sent
Dr. Garfield, relating to the district
ing of the country tor distribution
purposes, a telegram was sent to him
recommending the summer shipment
and storage of coal for next season,
so that we may have at least half of
our" next winter's supplyon hand by
September 1. This plan would keep
the mines in operation during the
summer and it would put, the burden
of transportation on the railroads
when they are most able to bear it
Would Benefit Purchaser.
"A sliding scale of reduced prices
was suggested, which would give the
early purchaser the benefit of the low
price. If this plan can be carried out,
there will be less congestion next
winter and the coal dealers will be
able to handle the situation without
"From reports made at Kansas City
Monday, it appeared that Nebraska
is m better condition than most other
states. In Kansas City drastic early
closing orders are being put into
Shows Helpful Spirit
"On returning from Kansas City
this morning, I was gratified to know
that the stores and business houses
are generally complying with the late
opening ana eany closing movement,
It shows a genuine helpful spirit
, "By agreement with representatives
of the cigar stores they will open at
9 instead of 7 every morning, ana
close at 9 every night, except Satur
day night. They will close Saturday
night at 10. This lengthens the day
one hour. In return for that conces
sion, they will cut out at least three
fourths of their electric lights all
through the week and observe the
lightless nights. This arrangement
will apply to all cigar stores and cigar
"News "stands are not affected by
the regulations, They may continue as
SHE WAS THE SURPRISE AT
THE MUNY BALL
Naval Recruits Must
Write Home Regularly
Troof that sympathy and foresight
of naval official? extends beyond the
limits of their own training camps
and naval bases is contained in a
letter recently received , by Ensign
Condict, Omaha navy recruiting sta
tion, from the recruiting, inspector,
central division. The letter makes it
emphatic that it is just as necessary
that the boys on duty write to those
at home as it is for those boys to
enter the service at all.
The letter "says in part: "It is di
rected that all recruiting officers urge
upon every man enlisted, immediately
after administering the oath, the im
portance of writing home regularly
and fully at least once a week. It Is
our duty to those who cannot ht in
the front line ranks, but who must
be it: the inks behind and 'who are
just as important in winning the war
as are the battle lilies, to afford them
the mental relief which comes with
the assurance that those whom they
have given up to do the fighting are
happy ana welt cared fcf."
Jerry Howard at Last Is
v Full-Fledged Candidate
At last Jerry Howard has 500 signa
tures to his petition, which makes him
a full-fledged candidate for the city
commission of Omaha. He has about
five times as many signatures as re
quired. Ten days ago he appeared at
the office of the election commis
sioner to file his petition. It was found
then that he had only women sign
ers. His attention was called to the
fact that women are not voters and
therefore their names are of no value
on a petition.
"They ..sked me what women I had
on the petition," said Jerry, "and I
told them I had scrubwomen and club
women, and now that I have 500 men
on the new petition I can say again
I have scrubmen and clubmen, for I
have bankers, dishwashers, waiters,
barbers, tailors, butchers and corpo
ration presidents." Jerry has paid his
filing fee and is carrying the receipt
in his vest pocket
Douqlas County Farmer Says
Elk City Man is Corn Champ
That Douglas county farmers raise
the best corn in the state is the as
sertion of J. W. Shumaker, and he
offers as evidence to prove his con
tention a championship ear of corn
grown on the farm of M. B. Turner
near Elk City.
Shumaker brought the ear of corn
into The Bee office to refute the
claims of Burt and Richardson coun
ties that the championship corn of the
state grows in their baliwick,
' The ear of corn Mr. Shumaker ex
hibited contains 30 rows with 57 ker
nels in each row. The best Burt
county had to offer was an ear con
taining 30 rows with 52 kernels to the
row ami Richardson's prize winner
had 26 rows with 50 kernels to the
Atlantic, la Registrants Pass
- Through Omaha Enroute West
Five registrants of Atlantic, la.,
voluntarily inducted into the aviation
corps, and enroute to Vancouver Bar
racks, Wash., bumped into a snag
when they arrived at Omaha. Ex
emption board officials at Atlantic
had neglected to properly sign their
"pie books." They received permis
sion from a local board to straighten
out the tangle and made a bee line
for, the nearest restaurant The At
lantic boys are C A. Johnson, A. L.
' McConnellee, Orville Barnholdt, Per
ry Vaughn and W. B. Murray. They
will work in the spruce forests of
Washington converting the raw tim
ber into suitable material for airplane
s " ' ' i
WATTLES TALKS TO
Nebraska Food Administrator
Appeals to Conservation
Council to Lend Every Aid
to the Government.
Miss Ellsworth was the "surprise"
which Mrs. Ohaus had announced for
the third muny dance. She is the
daughter of William M. Ellsworth,
3402 Lafayette avenue. A pupil of
Mrs. Millie Ryan, she was the distinct
"hit" of the ball.
S. E. Munson Outlines Aims
Of Federal Poultry Experts
The government's aim to encourage
poultry production was outlined by
S. E. Munson of the Omaha Poultry
association at the Young Men's
Christian association Monday. "The
government," said Munson, "is not
asking the people to go into the potil
try business for commercial purposes.
Instead, it wants the people to raise
just enough poultry for their own
private consumption and just enough
to utilize waste from the table. Of
course, the waste at this time is at
a minimum, but even in these con
serving days a few scraps from the
table are always left which will go a
long ways toward feeding a small
It was the third lecture of a series
given under the auspices of the
Omaha Poultry association. The next
lecture, on "Brooding," will be given
by Harry Knudsen at the Young
Men's Christian association next Mon
day night at 8 o'clock.
Chicago. Man Successful
Bidder for Omaha Bonds
James L. Martin of Chicago was
successful bidder for $600,000 Omaha
city bonds. His premium was $4,080
and he offered to take the bonds at
par with accrued interest. Bonds will
bear 5 per cent interest, one-half of
I per cent lusher than previous rate
for city bonds.
The bonds are: Sewer. $400,000:
park, S100.00U; intersection, 5100,000.
four bids were received by city
These bids are said to indicate an
optimistic situation in the financial
world as well as the value of Omaha's
Schuyler Milling Company
Submits Cornmeal Prices
Controversy over the price of
cornmeal which led- the food admin
istration to fix a reduced price of 5
cents a pound retail in Omaha for
this commodity has led the Wells-Abbott-Nieman
Milling company of
Schuyler to send to the food admin
istration its wholesale quotations on
cornmeal as follows: Carload lots,
192 pounds. $7.40. or $3.85 per 100
pounds; broken lots, $7.80 per 192
pounds, or approximately $4 per 100
Butler Has Ordinance' to
Regulate Street Car Systems
City council received from Commis
sioner Butler an ordinance proposing
to regulate in an indefinite manner
operations of the street railway sys
tem by requiring observance of sched
ules, stopping for approaching cars
at transfer points and making full
stops when passengers are entering or
leaving cars. The measure was re
ferred to committee of the whole for
consideration next Monday morning.
City Planners Outline
Activities for This Year
City planning commission reported
to city council Tuesday morning that
this year's city planning program will
include the following important fea
tures: Dockage along Missouri river,
street car routes, railway terminals,
outside boulevard system, treatment
of ravines and recommendations for
ndustrial housings. In connection
Harry A. Wheeler of Chicago, fed
eral too d administrator ot Illinois,
will not appear on the program of
the Retailers' Conservation council,
in session at the Hotel Fontenellc.
He was scheduled to have appeared
yesterday, but was detained.
Food Administrator Wattles of Ne
braska talked to the 20ft delegates in
the afternoon on the importance of
food conservation. On account of
their peculiar position, which btings
them in constant touch with the con
sumers, Mr. Wattles told the retail
ers it is possible for them to go far
ther toward bringing about complete
co-operation than almost anyone
else. "The food administration is re
lying on your judgment," he said.
Mr. Wattles then reviewed the
anti-hoarding rules for the retailers.
He called attention to the fact that a
recent revision of the rules has been
made, fixing five pounds of sugar and
48 pounds of nouf as the proper
amount to be sold to any city or town
customer, and 10 pounds of sugar
and 100 pounds of flour to a rural
customer, with the special provision
for more to be sold to a ranchman
according to the distance he lives
from market and the amount of in
convenience to which he is put to
reach that market.
Cliff Crooks, president of the Fed
erated Retailers' of Nebraska, and
head of the Retailers' Conservation
council, spoke to the delegates on
the purpose of the council to meet
exchange views and problems, and
work out the best method of co
Operating in all lines for the best in
terest of the government and the
public during war times.
During the course of the morning
session, retailers who had been in
business in one town for more than
25 years were asked to stand. Five of
them responded, with W. H. Taylor
of Exeter taking the lead with a rec
ord of 45 years in one building in
Exeter. J. N. Cox, also of Exeter, has
been in business there 33 years. J
C. Wilson, also of Exeter has been
in business there 28 years. C. Web
ber of Spalding has been in business
there for 33 years, and George Ny
cum of Rising City has been in busi-
lness in that city 30 years.
When M. P. Cunningham of Omaha
did not appear to take his place on the
morning program, C. E. Gallagher of
Coleridge, president of the Mid-West
Implement Dealers' association, filled
NEGRO BLOWN TO
PIECES IN HOTEL
Fred Hall, alias Marshall Fielding
of Junction City, Kan., was blown to
pieces yesterday by a discharge
from a shot gun in the hands of John
Bell, proprietor of a negro hotel at
1310 Howard street He was a negro.
The police picked up what was left of
him with the aid of a basket.
The killing followed an all-night
argument between Hall, Bell and
David Hall, the slain man's brother,
according to the police version of the
Yesterday, morning, Bell, according
to Charles Coleman, negro, employe
of the hotel, armed himself with a
shotgun. When Coleman saw the Hall
brothers draw razors and revolvers
he rushed from the rooming house
to call the police.
Sergeant Wilson, who happened to
be passing Bell's place, heard a shot
and rushed into the house. Bell sub
mitted to arrest with the smoking
shotgun still in his hand.
For FlourAn Paste
"Use corn starch paste, or an
other good substitute instead of
white flour paste for wall papering."
That is the admonition that has gone
out from State Food Administrator
Wattles to the poperhangers of
Omaha and the state. It is held that
too much good wnite flour is con
sumed in making paste for wall
The average paperhanger, it is
said, uses a barrel of flour a month
in this way. The food administration
insists this flour should go into
bread instead of being splashed on
Mr. Henderson of the Cusack
Sign company of Omaha says this
company for nearly two yean has
used no white flour paste, but has
used corn starch paste instead.
Others who have tried it are begin
ning to feel tha. it is not omy cheap
er, but a good substitute, while it js
conserving food. v
TO CROSSING EVIL
Annual Report Contains Rec
ommendation for Elimina
tion of Places Like Scene
of Street Car Wreck.
City Planning commission's first
annual repott, received last week;
contains a recommendation for the
elimination of the grade crossing
which was the scene of a tragedy
"Under the plan," he reports reads,
the railroad grade crossings of the
following major streets are to be
eliminated: Commercial avenue,
Florence boulevard, Twenty-fourth
street, Twenty-seventh street, Thir
tieth street," etc., these streets all
referring to their intersections with
the Belt line.
Went to High Court.
The city had to fight the Missouri
Pacific all of the way to the supreme
court at Washington before action
was obtained in eliminating grade
crossings on the Belt line at Dodge,
Douglas and Farnarn streets.
Expert consultants in the service
of the City Planning commission for
two years have been unanimous on
the subject of elimination of grade
crossing at Twenty-fourth and Boyd
streets and other busy "intersections
along this railway.
City government of Detroit last
year started a vigorous campaign to
require railroad companies to elimi
nate these crossings within the city
FIGHT IN SIGHT
Commissioner Butler Dons War
Bonnet, Which is Taken as
Sign of Another Em
broglio. City hall is to be regaled with an
other motor fire apparatus embrog
lio. Commissioner Butler has donned
his war bonnet and intends to say a
few words . before the city council
makes an award for this year's motor
The American LaFrance Fire En
gine company and the Seagrove com
pany were the only companies sub
mitting bids which were opened Tues
day morning. The city purchased
apparatus in 1916 and in 1917 from
the Lar ranee company after a con
test which was marked by cross
Cost is $60,000.
The apparatus to be purchased this
year will cost approximately $60,000
and will complete, for the present at
least, the motorization of the fire de
partment. . Mr. Butler says he intends to show
that during 1917 the Lit ranee ap
paratus cost the c.ty an unreasonable
amount for repairs and for a me
chanician. Superintendent Withnell, Chief
Salter and Mechanician Faulkner con
tend that the LaFrance apparatus is
the best and is being used in many
"But if the present LaFrance bids
appear to be excessive, I surely will
recommend that all bids shall be re
jected. We will go without any more
motor apparatus if we can not get
reasonable bids.'statyl Mr. Withnell.
King the Colonel, Noted
Duroc Boar, is Dead
King the Colonel, the most noted
herd boar of the Durot-Jersey breed,
is dead. This boar was 10 years old
and perhaps has sired more good herd
boars and record-breaking sows than
any boar of the breed. He was owned
in the herd of O. S. Larson of Logan,
la., with the exception of five years,
when Mr. Larson sold him, but at
the end of that period bought him
back at a long price. For the last
five years he has been in the Larson
herd. The head of this great boar
wifl be mounted and placed in the
office of the Duroc Bulletin at Chi
cago. The loss is considered the
greatest aver sustained by the Duroc
Ross Secord's Brother
Writes of Earthquake
Dr. Carlos F. Secord, meaical mis
sionary in Guatemala, Central Amer
ica, in writing to fiis brother, Ross H.
Secord of the Missouri Pacific, mailed
his letter the day after Christmas and
at that time there were warnings of
the earthquake that during the early
days of January destroyed a portion
of the city. In his letter. Dr. Secord
"Last night terrible earthquakes.
Communications cut with the capital
and we fear a great catastrophe there,
Some unruly volcano is getting tired
of being good, and is about to do
some dirty work. People passed the
night in the streets, but we did not
get up. If we are to die, it is pleas
anter to die in bed, and not in the
cold! But these quakes are fearsome
To bring the letter to Omaha re
quired the payment of $1.50 in post
age, for on it there" are affixed three
50 cent postage stamps.
New Pastor of the North
Presbyterian is Installed
At the installation of Rev." J.' M.
Wilson as pastor of the North Pres
byterian church Monday night the
presiding officer, who as such repre
sented the presbytery of Omaha, was
Rev. E. H. Jenks, pastor of the First
Presbyterian church. There was a co
incident in this connection, .for 19
years ago, when he came to (he First
chtirch.nhe presiding officer at his in
stallation was Rev. Mr. Wilson who
at that time was pastor of the Cas
telar Street Presbyterian church.
The sermon Monday night was by
Rev. A. F. Ernst, pastor of the Lbwe
Avenue Presbyterian church, a close
friend of lev. Mr. Wilson for 26 years.
Prayer was offered by Rev. Dr. Her
ron of the Omaha Theological semi
nary. The charge to the pistor of the
North churth was deliveredvby Rev.
Robert L. Wheeler of the Wheeler
Memorial church and in delivering it
"Dr. Wilson, you have the cream of
with the dockage proposition, the Presbytcrianism of the city and a
commission will consider the availa
bility of the "Winspear triangle"
which is owned by the city.
Public Defender Faces
John E. Goddard pleaded guilty
to stealing Public Defender Hor
ton's typewriter and was sentenced
to one year in the penitentiary by
Judge Sears, sitting in criminal
court Horton was loath to defend
the offender. He said it wculd be a
disagreeable duty, as he felt a de
cided prejudice in the case. Goddard
relieved the embarrassing situation
by acknowledging the act and his
poor judgment and took his medi
cine from the judge, with a wry
face, however, as it was indeed, he
said, a bitter dose.
church whose-reputation in Christian
circles is second to none.
The charge to .he congregation of
the church was delivered by Dr. D. E.
Jenkins, president of the University
of Omaha, who referred to Rev. Mr.
Wilson as "God's messenger sent to
Uje people of this church to enter
upon a sacred office and perform a
New City Ordinance
Directed at Pool Halls
City council passed an ordinance
which provides that when a proprie
tor of a pool hall is convicted for
law violation his place shall be closed
at once by chief of police and the city
council shall revoke the permit with
out allowing the hearing which has
been the custom.
"I have derived such wonderful ben
efit from the use of Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy that I cheerfully recom
mend it to anyone in need of such a
medicine' writes Mrs. P. E. Matteson,
Dr. Ferdinand King, a New York City Physician and Medical Author, says:
"There can be no strong, vigorous, iron-men nor beautiful, healthy, rosy
cheeked women without iron Nuxated Iron taken three times per day after
meals will increase the strength and endurance of weak, nervous, run-down
folk. 100 ner cent in two weeks' time in many instances. Avoid the old forms
f metallic iron which may injure the teeth, corrode the stomach, and
thereby do more harm than good. Take only organic Iron nuxated iron.
It i dispensed in this city by Sherman ft McConnell Drug Stores and all
good drug gut. Advertisement,
When you hear one of the cars of this Com
pany bumping and pounding along the track
because of a flat wheel do not jum pto the con
clusion that the Company is indifferent to the
discomfort it causes or is purposely inflicting
suffering on the public.
There are many causes entirely beyond the
control of the motorman or the Company for
flat wheels. Snor or ice, drippings from auto
mobiles, sudden changes in temperature any
of these causes may make slippery rails, and a
quick application of brakes to avoid' accident
may result in sliding and flattening of wheels.
Cars, cannot always be immediately with
drawn from service to replace wheels, espe
cially at this time of year when wheels are flat
tened in large numbers, and the disagreeable
pounding cannot, therefore, be entirely avoided.
The Company does not like this any more
than the public and always removes the trouble
at the earliest possible moment.
Omaha & Co. Bluffs St Ry. Co.
War Saving Stamp Given
Away Absolutely Free to
Read the following Unparalleled
We are determined that our January Sales this year
shall eclipse those of any previous year in our 58 years'
experience in the Piano business.
As modern merchants, we realize that the sure way
to do this is to offer an extra inducement in addition to
our low prices and easy terms, hence our unique offer to
Act now and take advantage of our liberal
proposition. A $5 War Saving Stamp Absolutely
Free vith every Piano or Player Purchased This
Here Are Some of the Bargains.
They Can't Be Duplicated Elsewhere.
$225 Gilbert Upright.... $ 55
$225 Kimball Upright... $ 60
$250 Briggs Upright $ 78
$300 Kohler & Chase Upr $ 98
$500 Chickering Upright. S105
$325 Baus Upright $122
$350 Story & Clark Upr. -S165
Terms to Suit $5 Per Month Will Do.
$257.50 Buys a Brand (New Piano Worth $350..
$395.00 Buys a Late Model Player Piano Worth $550.
In addition to the above bargains you will find the
World's Best Makes of Pianos to select from, including
the Steinway, Weber, Hardman, Emerson, Steger & Sons,
McPhail and Schmoller & Mueller. Also the Aeolian
75 High Grade Pianos for Rent at $3.50 Per Month.
Player Music Rolls to fit all Players. Regular
price 50c, 75c, $1.00, to close out, 15c, 25c, 30c
Sheet Music and Small Coed, at Lowest Price.
Store opens at 9 a. m. and c oses ot S p. m. except Saturday, when we dose 6 p. n.
SCHMOLLER & MUELLER
n I A bj A Leading Muiic Hou
r irtllV WSa ofth.We.t.
$350 Price & Teeple Upr.S178
$400 Ivers & Pond Upr..S198
$375 Smith ,& Barnes Upr.?05
$400 J. & C. Fischer Upr.S225
$425 Emerson Upright. .$268
$750 A. B. Chase Grand. .$298
$800 Knabe Grand $600
$500 Universal Player ..$275
Recta! Disease. Cured Without Open'io n
Mast every case cured in one treatment No knife, or
cutting operation. No wait at hotel or hospital. Every
ONE-HALF WHAT OTHERS CHARGE. Men and Women
DR. J. C. WOODWARD, 301 Securities BIdg., Omaha, Neb.
FIVE MERRY MAIDS
In Muilc and Song.
FOLLY & MASSIMO
Unique Acrobatic Novelty
ZENO & MANDEL
"At the Beehive"
Sure Way To Get
Rid of Dandruff
TJiptb is one sure wav that never
fails to remove dandruff completely
and that is to dissolve it This de
stroys it entirely. To dp this just get
about four ounces of plain, ordinary
liquid arvon; apply it at night when
retiring; use enough to moisten the
scalp and rub it in gently with the
By morning most if not all of your
dandruff will be gone and three or
four more aDPlications will complete
ly dissolve and entirely destroy every
single sign and trace ol it, no mauer
how much dandruff you may have.,
You will find, too, that all itching
and digging of the scalp will stop in
stantly, and your hair will be fluffy,
lustrous, glossy, silky and soft, and
look and feel a hundred times better.
You can Bret liauid arvon at any
drug store. It is inexpensive, and four
ounces is all you will need. This sim
ple remedy has never been Known to
Embarrassing Hairs Can
Be Quickly Removed
Hairs can be easily banished from
the skin by this quick, painless
method: Mix into a stiff paste some
powdered delatone and water, spread
on hairy surface and in 2 or 3 min
utes rub off, wash the skin and it
will be free from hair or blemish. Ex
cepting in very stubborn growths, one
application is sufficient. To avoid
disappointment, buy the delatone in
an original package. Adv.
When Writing to Our
Seeing It in The Bee.
RAY & EMMA DEAN
Comedy Singing, Talking and Dancing
WM. S. HART
in "HOOFS AND HORNS"
A Swift, Joy-Spreading Comedy
OMAHA'S FUN CENTER
Mat.., ISc, 25, SOc
g... 25, 50. 75c. ft
Max Spl.g.1. Producer 'Th Merry Roundtri."
Th3 Spiegel R;vu
Mldfle Miller, Harry Shepptl and Forty Auccl.tei
Wonderful Cart and F.ntoue Beauty "Spot" Chorui
EXTRA Friday Night, Perfect Figure Contest. Ope.
t. All Local Venuiet. Trophy Cupi tg Wlnneri. Rtj
liter at Box Office.
LADIES' DIME MATINEE WEEK DAYS
Sit Mat. and WH. "SLIDING BUXY" WATSON.
Bifof Today S&fSk
" PLAYERS ALL THIS WEEK.
A Powerful Drama of Love and Duty-
A Lauph, a Tear and Big Question.
Added Attraction January 24, 25, 26
Omaha Woman'. Pre. Cub Prize Play
"JENNY COMES MARCHING HOME"
Matinee, 25c: Night., 15c, 25c, 35c and SOc
NEXT WEEK Hippodrome Vaudeville
IN THE DARK:"
Cooper A Ricardo;
eon; Imperial Jiu Jit.ul.t.; Skating Bear;
Oreheum Travel Weekly.
Interpreter of Song
Thursday Evening, January 24th
8:15 o'Clock--Price., SOc to $2.
AUSPICES TUESDAY MUSICAL CLUB
jiii hi yu .
Last Time Today
WILLIAM S." HART
Thur.. SOJJIA MARKOVA
l' A' A". . I. A. ,k A AAA .K A A.ri
Laat Time Today
EDWARD EARLE and f
BETTY HOWE in
"THE BLIND ADVENTURE"
TODAY 2 P. M. 25c
R. M. HARVEY Offer
Lowery's Greater Minstrels
35 PEOPLE 35
With Clarence Powell and Ed. TolUver.
Nitht 25c, 50c, 75c
Fri.. Sat.. "The Birth of a Nation.1
LOTH R OP
Today HARRY MOREY in
"HIS OWN PEOPLE"
No. J "VENGEANCE AND THE WOMAN"
2 p.m.. 8:3ft p.m.
Firt Time at 2Se
Today GEORGE HERNANDEZ
in "UP OR DOWN"
Today ANTONIO MORENO in
"BY RIGHT OF POSSESSION"
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