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THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1919.
UNDER NEW ORDER
First Five Classes on Pri
ority List Only Concerns
. To Be Allowed to Re- ..
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the executives of charitable organ
izations to think seriously.
H. L. Snyder, acting chairman of
the terminal coal committee, yester
day stated that there were 210 cars
of coal here in yards of dealers and
on track and he added that no cars
had been received since Monday
morning, although cars of Rock
; Springs coal have been reported
' to be rolling near Omaha.
V Most Stringent Order.
! Mr. Snyder offered this comment
"n the Garfield order:
"The Garfield order, as I under
stand it, is much more stringent
than anything that has been im
posed on Omaha up to the pres
ent time. Thousands may be thrown
out of employment. . Present re
strictions, in my judgment, have
not worked any real hardship on
the average citizen. The Garfield
order may affect the packing house
The local fuel administration re
garded the Garfield order as the
most important development of the
day in the coal situation. Advance
information on the subject states
that the widest latitude will be given
to local and state officials "so that
emergencies can be met by action
best suited to that result."
Must Obey Rules.
The coal committee made it plain
yesterday that office hours of 9:30
to 3:30 mean not only that fuel and
light must not be used before or
after those hours, but that employes
must be released at the closing hour
in order to equalize, the street car
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Nothing but utility gifts,
one" that can perform a real
service for the one to whom
you give, should be purchased
We suggest the gift of lug
gage. 'A bag, a suit case, a
trunk, or the perfect Oshkosh
Wardrobe Trunk, truly the
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travel. The effect of this was ob
served yesterday afternoon.
A check was made last evening of
violations ot tne oraers pronjou
ing store illuminations and electric
signs; also the orders pertaining
to lights in office buildings.
The strtet railway company is
endeavoring to accommodate the
home-returning crowds betveen 3:30
and 6, during which period extra
cars were operated yesterday ana
will be continued as long as the
rnmnanv can furnish the service.
"We are running on special sched
ule," General Manager K. A. J-euss-ler
. explained. "Our service was
cut 25 per cent -yesterday. Our eve
ning schedules have been materially
revised. We are adjusting the serv
ice to meet the demands as best we
Mr. Jeffers stated that if Omaha
had not started 10 days ago to con
serve there would be no surplus coal
yesterday with dealers or on track.
Orders have been issued to release
coal to retailers only in such quan
tities as necessary to fill orders un
der the regulations. Householders
having one ton or more on hand will
not be supplied with additional fuel
until their stock has been reduced.
Will Warn Violators.
The coal dministration yesterday
emphasized its intentions to en
force the fuel regulation strictly and
impartially. Federal officers, city
police and detectives and Union Pa
cific special police have been fur
nished copies of the orders and have
been directed to warn violators that
"orders are orders." Violations were
observed Monday, some being on ac
count of misunderstandings of the
full meaning of the fuel orders.
"We are not arrantinir soecial dis
pensation to any person or place," I
was the terse announcement maae
yesterday at the office of the fuel ad
ministration. Burlington Man Optimistic.
The Union Pacific coal commit
tee received information that 80 per
cent of the miners in the Rock
Springs district were at work yester
day, and that the men at Reliance
and Hanna, Wyo., are still out.
L. E. Caldwell of the Burlington
railroad general offices, stated that
the Sheridan mines were being op
erated yesterday at almost the nor
mal capacity of 200 cars a day and
he stated that' he expects some of
this coal will be diverted to Omaha.
Must Dismiss Employes.
The sub-coal committee, in a defi
nite order issued Monday night in
connection with office hours. 9:30 a.
m. to 3 :30 p. m., makes it plain that of
fice forces must be dismissed at tne
closing hour prescribed in order to
equalize the street car traffic.
Nearly 500 clerks ot the wooamen
of the World worked Monday from
8 a. m. to 4:30 p. m., in explanation
of which John T. Yates, sovereign
clerk, said: "The only orders we
have received thus far state that we
should use heat, light or elevator
service only between 9:30 and 3:30,
and ve have observed those orders.
We are willing to co-operate in the
enforcement of any rules and regu
lations. It should also be under
stood that our offices remain warm
for an hour after 3:30. and it means
much to have nearly 500 clerks work
during that hour, and nobody ex
cept a loafer would complain."
Building Is Comfortable.
The Woodmen of the World
building was cojrffortably warm be
tween 6 and 7 p. m, yesterday and
lights were observed J. N. Craw
ford, superintendent of the building,
stated that the Western Union
Telegraph and1 Cable company oc
cupies the fifteenth and sixteenth
floors and he asserted that the heat
was' shut off as much as possible
after 3:30 p. m. One elevator, he
explained, was operated for the
Western Union service.
Lights were observed at 6:10 p.
m. in various offices of the Securi
ties and City National bank build
ings. H. J. Plumhof, assistant to the
federal manager of the Union Pa-
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to the Times
uncertain times, the
advantages of a strong
cannot be overesti
mated. Our ample re
sources, wide connec
tions, capacity and
willingness to meet
every permissible de
mand, appeal to busi
ness men seeking con
sistent financial support.
of our facilities and
policies is invited.
im Tho Omaha
j National Bank
Farnam at 17th Street
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ayiiai aim ourpius,
cific, stated that he expects that
within 48 hours a nation-wide order
will be issued for the curtailment of
railroad service. , '
He was unable to estimate the ex
tent of the contemplated curtail
ment. Union Pacific officials recent
ly sent to the United States railroad
administration a recommendation
which contained a tentative pro
posed curtailment of service on the
lines of the Unioh Pacihc
The Ben Franklin club, represent
ing the printing industry, through
John G. Rosicky. president, sent a
formal communication to the sub-
coal ' committee, advising that the
printing establishments of the city
will observe the working hours of 8
a. m. to 2 p. m. and will conform
strictly to the rules ot the coal com
mittee. The club appointed a com
mittee to see that these hours are
' Keep Theaters Closed.
Mr. Jeffers has not changed his
attitude toward the theaters, not
withstanding vigorous importunities
by the managers and stage em
ployes. He stated that the situation
is too serious to think ot suspend
ing the rules in favor of places of
Dispatches from Norfolk, Fre
mont, Grand Island, Beatrice, Hast
ings and other cities in the state
indicate that .the fuel situation is
becoming more critical every hour
with the continued cold wave, f uel
conservation committees are being
organized in practically every city
in the state to make surveys of the
supplies on hand and prepare for
the future. t
Many Are Supplied.
A large majority of the small
communities will not be out of coal
for from one to three weeks. The
first to suffer in most communities
will be the public service corpora
tions. Householders in the smaller
cities are reported well supplied,
having stored their winter supply
during the summer months.'
Schools in several cities have
been closed, although a large per
centage have fuel to last several
weeks. Stores and business firms
by mutual agreement in most cities
have shortened their hours of work.
Retail coal dealers were reticent
when asked for information as to
the quantities-of coal on hand. They
referred inquiries to the federal coal
The billiard room in the Hotel
Fontenelle was open Monday night,
notwithstanding that other billiard
rooms of the city were closed.
The Board of Education antici
pates that schools will not be re
opened earlier than January 1, al
though the board has taken no
formal action on the matter.
Commencing Wednesday all banks
will observe the hours of - 10:30
a. m. to 1. p. m.
J. E. Davidson, general manager
cf the Nebraska Power company,
stated that he estimated a reduction
of 25 per cent on the demands ot
his plant since Monday morning.
The company is equipping more oil
burners and making arrangements
for a supply of fuel oiL
Window and display lighting in
stores will be strictly prohibited, ac
cording to an anouncement by the
Hotel Dances Prohibited.
An epitome of yesterday morn
ing's session of the federal coal com
All hotel dances have been pro
Householders urged to observe
the recommendations of the retail
grocers, by abstaining from tele
phoning orders before 10 a. m., and
by telephoning orders during after
noons for delivery following day.
Patrons are urged to carry their
Wholesalers and jobbers were
told that the hours to be observed
by . their office workers shall be 8
a. m. to 2 p. m., which are the work
ing hours for their general busi
nesses. The committee received reports
of show windows being illuminated
Monday night This was checked
up last night.
Householders are again urged to
cut off heat from as many rooms as
possible and to conserve in the use
of electric current.
The Kansas mine situation was
regarded as favorable to the Omaha
To clear up a misunderstanding
the committee explained that auto
mobile salesrooms and automobile
accessory stores shall be open only
from 10 a. m. to 5 p. m.
Ripley Resigns 'as Head
Of Santa Fe Railroad
New York, Dec 2. Resignation
of E. P. Ripley as president of the
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe rail
road was accepted 'at a directors'
meeting here today. The resigna
tion will become effective January 1,
when Mr. Ripley will become chair
man of the board. W. B. Storey,
federal manager of the road, was
elected president to replace Mr.
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not at leisure, but amid
events that stir the
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in tense expectancy
She did not herself
know who she was.
nor why rival bands
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session of her
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mance has ever
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IN OPEN LETTER
Calls it a Conspiracy in Re
straint of Trade and a
Vast Upheaval Threatening
People and Institutions.
v Washington, Dec. 2. Government
agencies today waited developments
in the coal 'Strike situation, though
action was taken in widely separated
communities to make effective coal
rationing ordered by the fuel ad
So far as reports were available,
production in the bituminous fields
dropped yesterday and today to a
little below the daily totals of the
previous week,' but this was expect
ed. Operators and others, watching
results, were told that the govern
ment intended to stand pat for the
rest of the week, taking no other
steps than those outlined by the ra
tioning order, until it was fully de
termined whether public demand
would induce mine workers to re
Retail Stores Order.
In carrying out Dr. Garfield's pro
gram for the maximum use of coal
discretion in rationing coal to meet
emergencies and constantly chang
ing conditions, the St. Louis coal
committee ordered late opening and
early closing for retail stores. In
New York the Tidewater coal ex
change ordered the cessation of
bunker coal supply for foreign ves
sels. Elsewhere municipal authori
ties took similar steps to conserve
the diminishing coal supply.
In congress the situation was
given general attention. Senator
Johnson, democrat, South 1 Dakota,
introduced a resolution caning upon
the secretary of the treasury to re
port the actual profits made by coal
operators between 1916 and 1919, a
subject much mooted since the fuel
administration ordered miners' wages
increased 14 per cent without allow
ing any increase on the price of coal.
Its immediate consideration was op
posed by Senator Smoot, republican,
Utah, who suggested that it go over
for a day or two, as he believed con
current action by the house would be
necessary to justify publication of
Senator Thomas, democrat. Colo
rado, put into the record an open
letter sent by him to President
Gompers of , the labor federation
criticising the miners in strong
terms for their walkout
"If this strike is not a conspiracy
in restraint of trade," the letter said.
"words have no meaning. It is a
strike in name only. It is a vast up
heaval, threatening alike the people
and their institutions."
The letter was intended by the
Colorado senator as a response to
speeches of Mr. Gompers, defending
the strike. Senator Phipps, repub
lican, Colorado, added a statement
by Colorado operators to the effect
that 1919 coal production had result
ed in a net loss for the first six
months of the year of four cents per
Director General Hines today au
thorized regional directors, after
careful review of the coal situation,
to eliminate passenger trains that
may be spared with the least incon
venience to the traveling public.
Barrows Made President.
San Francisco, Dec. 2. Dr. David
P. Barrows was named president of
the University of California here by
a unanimous vote of the board of
To Heal a Cough
Take HATES' HEALING HONEY. 3Se rr bottle.
GirKsle Caught After
Sheriff Shoots Bandit
Through Right Lung
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Day's jiear Esterbrook Park, and
was traced to that place this morn
ing. It was then learned that he
had left this morning from the
home of Frank Newell for the La
Bonte country and the posse lost
Later in the morning the posse
learned by telephone that Carlisle
had gone to the Widow Bray's
home and it was from here that Car
lisle made his escape, when almost
in the hands of hts . pursuers, just
The bandit then doubled back on
his trail to Scott Hamilton's ranch
and from there toward Esterbrook
Surround the Cabin.
It was not hard for the posse to
follow the fresh trail to Williams'
home, in the wildest part of the
Laramie Peak Country. Sheriff
Roach and W. J. McClement, spe
cial agent for the Union Pacific at
Cheyenne, lay down in the snow at
Williams' back door while the others
surrounded the place. Soon Wil
liams came out. He informed the
posse that Carlisle was inside and
the sheriff entered.
Carliste ran from the kitchen, in
which he had been sitting, to the
front room. He seised an automatic
pistol apparently prepared for battle,
when the shetiff entered and fired
the shot which ended the bandit's
career for the time being.
Escaped November IS.
Carlisle escaped from the state
prison on Saturday, November IS,
in a box of shirts shipped from the
short factory in which he was em
ployed. He was serving a sentence
of 25 to SO years for train robbery,
committed in 1916.
Three days later he boarded the
Union Pacific Los Angeles limited
at Rock river, robbed passengers in
a tourist car of $250 and escaped
near Medicine Bow.
In making his escape, it , was
learned today, Carlisle was wound
ed in the right hand. He was un
able to get medical attention while
a fugitive in the hills and the bullet
is still in his hand.
From ranch house to ranch house,
through the desolate Laramie. Peak
country, Carlisle 1 made his way,
never attempting to conceal his
identity, rather boasting of it. It
was not until last Saturday that any
of his involuntary hosts notihed
officers of the bandit's whereabouts.
The officers lost no time in begin
ning the pursuit.
While dangerously wounded, it
was said tonight, Carlisle's wound
is not necessarily fatal. He will be
kept under guard in the local hos
pital for several days and then be
taken back to the state prison at
.The Union Pacific Railroad com
pany spent several thousand dollars
in attempting to capture Carlisle.
A special train was sent to the scene
of the robbery November 18, and
posses were kept in the field for
several days. Large sums were
spent in trying to trace the source
of letters and telegrams sent to the
railroad and to newspapers purport
ing to come from Carlisle. It now
develops that all of these were fakes,
and that Carlisle has been in iso
lated parts of the state ever since
his escape from the train robbery.
. Carlisle was given first aid treat
ment by the sheriff and McClement
in the Williams camp and then tied
on the pack horse for the descent to
the road far below the snow-covered
mountain where an automobile was
in waiting. He was brought to
Douglas at 4:45 o'clock this after
noon. "I don't blame you for shooting,"
Carlisle told the sheriff after he had
been placed under the care of a
doctor in the hospital. The bandit
refused to say anything further.
Ohio Senator Urges,
More Defense Against
Enemies from Within
By Universal Borrleo.
Cleveland, Dec. 2. "Defense
against enemies at home is far more
important than against nations
which may make war from without,"
was the declaration today of United
States Senator Warren G. Harding
in speaking at the Builders' ex
change. He continued:
"Final solution of the peace con
troversy is not far off and the
United States will be included in
the formal peace, with none of its
rights as an independent nation cur
tailed." He declared any reserva
tions which may be made to the
treaty will be accepted by Europe.
Former Warden Killed.
Oxnard, Cal., Dec 2. Henry W.
Wolfer of Los Angeles, former war
den of the state penitentiary at Still
water, Minn., was killed when an
automobile in which he and three
others -were riding, overturned on
the state highway four miles from
here, pinning him beneath.
Cold Cauaa Headachss and Palna.
Feverish Headaches and body palm caused
from a cold are soon relieved by taking
LAXATIVE BKOMO QUININE Tablets.
There is only one "Bromo Quinine." E.
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A fine product to take the place of
butter and to cost almost half is now being
introduced to the housewives of Omaha.
It is made from selected cocoanuts
and peanuts churned in rich pasteurized
milk and cream with salt added. It is higher
in food value than butter, has the same de
licious flavor and fine aroma, and will
please the most particular housewife. It
will cut your butter bills one-third.
The name of (his delicious nut spread for
It is positively the best churned! There are
many different brands on your grocer $ shelves so be .s
sure that you are getting ALCO. If your grocer hasn t
it, he can get it for you the same day. Tell him to
phone us for a case,
KATSKEE MERCANTILE CO.
1324 Leavenworth St. Douglas 4625
Furs Arc a Gift Bringing
And Thompson-Belden furs carry a .
double assurance of satisfaction. The
consciousness of their genuine fineness
as much as their evident beauty recom
mends them. And to the discriminative,
they are essentially perfect in pelt and
in the styles into which these pelts have
Mink Hudson Seal Mole
Squirrel Australian Opossum
Lynx Fox Kolinsky Beaver
In the Fur Room Second Floor
An Added Reason
For Early Shopping
Shorter hours will work a mutual hardship unless
the mornings are utilized for shopping.' We shall
endeavor to give you the Christmas service you have
a right to expect, but in order to do so we must
have your co-operation.
New Hours 10 A. M. to 5P.M.
Wash Suits and Rompers
We've never ehown so many pretty styles in t
rompers before. They are daintily made, too,
with the touches of handwork that a baby's i
clothes should have. The daintiest of dimities
cross barred nainsook, gingham, percale, cre'pe .
and madras have been used. The colors are
white, pink, blue, maize and several shades of
tan in plain shades or checks and stripes. Priced ,
from $1.25 up. ; .
Suits for Master Two to Six
For dress-up occa
sions some very
fine suits of ging
overall effects in
which colored ging
ham is combined
with white materials.
For play -time
some blue middy
made. And practi
cal suits in dark
stripes and plain
a most complete
showing of small
boys' suits priced
from $1.25 up. ,
Army Blanket Sale
WHITE WOOL NAVY BLANKET
These are 60x84 inches, weigh 4 lbs., new,
pure white natural wool; fine for crib or
3-bed top blanket; they are J Y
2 inches wider each side UU
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OLIVE DRAB U. S. REGULATION
Not reclaimed; all have some small de
fect so slight as to
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there are not many
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TENT AND AWNING COMPANY
1 5th and Howard Opposite Auditorium
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