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READ A. K.'S "HEART BEATS' A BRIDGE FROM SOUL TO SOUL IN THE BEE'S WOMAN'S SECTION.
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Villista Rebels Said to Have
L Presented Themselves . at
Federal Mexican Headquar
ters to Surrender ChiSf.
-X-RAY APPARATUS ' ' ..."
KILLS OPERATOR. ,,, .
Paris. Dec. 3-The' first death due
to electiocution in handling -ray
apparatus occurred at the American
hospital at Neuilly. D. Jaugeas, in
charge of the X-ray work, was pre
paring to treat a patient when the
Coolidge apparatus used for trans
mitting the rays suddenly burst into
a terrific "fusillade" of sparks, ; the
shocks of which killed the doctor in
WANT H. C. L. LOWERED
BUT NOT THEIR PAY. . '
Syracuse, N. Y., Dec, 3. While
organized labor seeks a" decrease in
the cost of living, it will not consent
. to any reduction in j wages for a
period of at least five years, accord
ing to a statement made by, JamesJ
r. Holland, of the Mate federation
' of Labor. - : .
The cost of food, clothing and
rent must come down first, Mr. Hol
land said, and under no conditions
can the workers of America befx
peited ever to drop back to the
wage level' of prewar days when
they were "ridicurously underpaid."
"NATIONAL COSTUME'.' .
APPEARS IN PARIS. N
Paris, Dec. The "national cos
tume" for men, manufactured by
the government to combat the in
creased pride of ctynhing, made vits
appearance on the Paris boulevards
December 1, as promised by the au
thorities. The suit is not such as
to draw the attention of prom
enaders either by its elegance or its
shabbiness, and but for a little strip
of linen inside the coat marked "na
tional garment" one would never
know that the suit had anything
different from others daily turned
out of the so-called fashionable tai
loring houses. , 1 i-
Wearers of the suits, however,
seemed proud to exhibit the inside
of, the coat to friends and strangers
in' the cafes and theater lobbies.
There is n.e thing alone in which
the national garment differs from
others and that is the prjee, as the
suit sells r 110 francs, ($11.00)
- 60,000 IN YEAR .
. Philadelphia, Dec, 3.p-The Metho
dist Episcopal church 'in the United
States lost 60,000 menfbers last year,
said Rev. Edgar Blake, executive
secretary of the centenary program,
at ' the annual convention of the
board of home missions of the Meth
odist Episcopal church.
"Other denominations blame it on
the war, because a large number of
their clergymen were with the
army," dclared Rev. Edgar Blake.
"Some blame it on the influenza epi
demic, which carried off their con.
gregations. Still others say it is due
to a revision of, their records in cut
ting off the persons who have died
or moved. Let us not deceive our
selves with these excuses. The con-,
dition exists. We must faceMt fear
lessly. It cannot be successfully met
. by the" $113,000,000 centenary fund.
We must have a solid backing of
more than 4,000,000 Methodists in
. the United States." - , ,
llW-A-lMNUTE MEET v
- OPENS IN NEW JERSEY.' .
' ' 1 Lakewood, N. J., Dec. 3. A $166
a minute convention opened here
today, i High salaried executives, in
cluding two -women, attended the
meeting of the Association of Na
tional Advertisers. Over the plat
form was a sign which read: "Time
' at this meeting costs ?166 a minutet
Let's make-it count" The figure
was reached by estimating the sal
aries and expenses of the delegates.
IS GIVEN A BATH.
New" York, Dec. 3. "Aphrodite"
got a bath Wednesday and now the
b'g Egyptian spectacle at the Cen
tury theater, which was denounced
by critics as immoral, inartistic and
indecent, has been transformed into
a 'really artistic and -vivid drama
tization of life in old Egypt just be
' fore the Christian era. The feature
to which' the critics objected in the
spectacle, as presented in the open
ing performances, was the miscel
v hneous display ofNnale and female
v nudity, black and white, under the
- 'guise of art. This is eliminated.
During the day Mayor Hylan, in
, view of the denunciations the pro
duction by, the newspapers, had
- called upon Police Commissioner
Enright, License Commissioner Gilr
christ and Corooration Counsel Burr
to take steps to suppress the playi
unless the objectionable teatures
were eliminated. f .
KANSAS CITY MAKES
RECORD TIME IN TIAL.
Kansas City, Mo., ec. 3. It took
, just one minute for each dollar of a
$35 bad check he wrote, to hear the
case of George Kane, , 22, charged
. wrth passing a bad check, m Judge
' Ralph E. Latshaw's court here to-
' day. The opening arguments, testi
monv. .examination, cross examina
tion, closing arguments, jury de-lib-v
Vration and report consumed just 35
minutes the shortest trial ever held
' here. ;, . . " t
v GOULD'S DIVORCED WIFE -'
FIGHTS FOR $11,800,000.
Paris, Dec. 3. Mrs. Helen Kelley
Gould's fight to obtain the $11,800,
000 which she estimates comprises
one-half of the fortune of her for
mer hisband, Frank Gould. - has,
, been carried a stage further in the
"i Versailles court.
Neither .of the principal parties
to the litigation attended the hear
ing. Mrs. Gould is now in New
York. Her lawyer contended that
the French divorce decree in favor
of Frank- Gould is invalid because
the court, he argued, was incompe
tent to try a divorce suit of foreign
ers unless both parties consented.
1 The attorney stated that Mrs. Gould
was now suing her husband in the
w York courts. .
Time Viviani. former premier of
France, appearing at the hearing ii;
hehalf of Frank Gould, contended
the Versailles court was competent.
Mrs.. Gould -having admitted its
jurisdiction, and having testified be
fore it last summer.
After the bearing the judge said a
decision would be rendered within a
fortnight. Charles G. Loeb of coun
sel for Frank Gould said afterward
Mhat Mrs. Gould was delaying the
. . confirmation of the French dccYpe
" because under that decree she was
.entitled to ouly $600 monthly.
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. 'TO MAKE PRQBE
Was Not Notified! of Bushee's
Order While Acting
HELP FOR REWARD FROM
Detachment of Federal Forces
Sent to, Spot Indicated by
Deserters Who Informed Au
thorities of Traitorous Act.
Juarez. Mexico, Dec. 3. Fran
cisco Villa has been captured by a
force oLhis own men, and is being
held for a reward from the Mexi
can omvpmtnpnt. accordine to ad
vices received here late today by J
Superintendent. Caballero ot tne
Chihuahua division of the National
railways of Mexico.
Two Villa rebels are reported to
have presented themselves at the
federal headquarters at Parral and
notified the commander there that
Villa had been captured and was
being held for surrender to the Car
ranza forces. The state of Chihua
hua has already offered 50,000 pesos
as a reward. Details of the bandits'
demands have not beenlearned here
as yet, but it is known that a de
tachment of federal forces has been
sent from Parral to the spot indi
cated by the two deserting Villa
50,000 .Pesos Reward.
P. W. Caballero, who received the
news, is in Tuarez on an inspection
tour accompanying Colonel Paulino
Fontes, director-general of the Na
tional Railways of Mexico.
Mexican officials here expressed
the opinion that " Gen. Gonzalos
Escobar, commanding the Juarei
district, would proceed immediately
to Chihuahua City for-a -conference
with military officials there.
So far known the only offer of
reward for the capture of Villa has
been made by the state government
of Chihuahua. This offer has been
standing for some time. Whether
the rebels who have offered to turn
Villa over, will insist noon a pay
ment of the full amount before de
livering him to the federal forces,
could not be ascertained. i
' 5.000 Troops in Pursuit.
Galveston, Tex., Dec. 3. Five
thousand nicked Mexican cavalry
men, in five divisions, are in hot
pursuit of Francisco Villa, according
to a statement by Mexican Consul
Fierro, who said he received this in
formation today. .
The men are under command ot
General Dieguez and have orders
to apprehend him dead or alive.
The massacre of a regiment ot
federal troops by Villistas recently
reported from El Paso is declared
false by the consul. .
Ignaccio Bonillas, Mexican am
bassador a,t Washington, tele
giaphed Andres G. Garcia, Mexi
can, consul general at El Paso, ask
ing confirmation of report of Vil
la's capture. Senor .Garcia replied
that he was pushing strenuously to
cbtain .official advkes and that he
would advise the Mexican embassy
as soon as he succeeded. -
Gen. J. Gonzalo Escobar, com
mander of the Juarez district, said
tonight that he had dispatched a
telegram, to Gen. Samuel M. Die
guez, cernmander of military oper
ations infthe north, who is now re
ported to be . in Jimez, Chihuahua,
General ' Dieguez has a torce ot
17,000 operating in the northern
zone, it is said.- - -
Hope for Capture Soon.
"If Villa has not beeiv captured
now and I have strong hopes that
he has been he will be caught, soon
within two montks' at the out
side," General Escobar said;
Unofficial advices to the American
consulate here from Chiruahua City
seemed to support the belief that
Villa had been captured.
Reports from other sources were
to the effect . that the people of
Chihuahua City were celebrating the
supposed fall of the rebel chieftain.
An American mining man, wno
arrived from ,Chihuahua City, said
that the report that a regiment of
federal .troops had been massacred
by Villa rebels near Rancho Espejo
recently was generally believed by
the business men in his district.
Eighteen alleged followers of
Francisco Villa have been, turned
over to military court iu Chihuahua
City. They were captured at dif
ferent points in the northern mili
tary zone: ' ' . '.
An 'apparently unofficial order
that Tuesday released from the pen
itentiary, Beryl C. Kirk, leader of
the bandit , gang that killed Detec
tive Frank, Rooney in a gun battle
in January, 1918, following a day
light robbery- of the Malashock
Jewelry company, 1514 Dodge street,
is the cause of an uproar in the of
fice t Governor McKelvie and
among members of the state pardon
The order was signed on unofficial
stationery by State Senator B. K.
Bushee of Kimball, under date of
September 8, when Bushee was act
ing governor during the absence of
Governor McKelvie and Lieutenant
Kirk, had served but 18 months of
a 20-vear sentence given him for
second degree murder. He had not
served long enough to qualify for a
parole from prison.
Bushee Makes Statement,
Mr. Bushee was located by long
distance teleohone last night,
"Yes. I signed a release for Kirk
upon the word of Wa'rden Fenton,"
said. "I have confidence in him.
When I was acting governor for
three davs. Mr. Fenton told me
that Kirk had suffered punishment
enough for the crime the man was
convicted of. Mr. Peterson also
talked to me about Kirk's release
I thought I had authority to re
- When asked whv he did not noti
fy the governor or the pardon board
about the order, My. Bushee said:
"Well. I don-t Vtnow. I didn't
think it was necessarv. I took Fen
mi's word for the man. so I made
nut an order for Kirk's release. If
a mistake has been made, it was
I did not know that
VHf VO Y0U
Why Did fau and
PERMIT TtflS 60UGWG?:
You had Full
And why ."Didn't
YOU TAKE IWoSti
Expect Switchmen to Urge
General Strike of Trainmen
'Chicago, Dec. 3. Switchmen of
Chicago were -in session all day and
until a late hour Wednesday night
discussing grievances of the Broth
erhood of Railroad trainmen. A.
E. Crowder, member of a local un
ion, acted as spokesman, but said
no action had been decided upon.
Others admitted they expected the
meeting would urge a general strike
of trainmen. ,-
Cabinet of Peru Quits.
Washington, Dec' 3, The Peru
vian cabinet has resigned in a body,
lh State department was advised.
made by me.
Mr. Bushee said he did not recol
lect recording a duplicate of the re
lease order or of notifying Phil
Bns, secretary to the governor, ctf
the order signed by mm.
Calls it "Furlough."
Followine the statement of Sena
tor Bushee, made to The Bee over
lonir-distance phone, he wired last
nicht as follows:
"Referring further to the Kirk
matter, will , say that while acting
governor I signed a 'furlough' rather
than a parole. This meets the ob
pection" that he was not eligible to
a parole. I never received any sug
gestions relative to this matter from
Governor McKelvie and my action
was coverned very largely by War
den Fenton's judgment and others
familiar with the case."
When notified of the affair. Gov
ernor McKelvie said he would look
into the matter upon his return trom
Denver, where he went last night to
attend a' conference on the coal
The governor declared he was un
aware of the release of Kirk until
yesterday. He did not state outright
whether he would make an investi
As explained by Lieutenant Gov
ernor Barrows, Mr. Bushee made a
mistake in the case by not notify
ing Colonel Preston, recording
clerk in the governor's office, of the
"Until ah investigation is made,
it cannot be determined whether
Kirk will be returned to the peniten
tiary." the lieutenant governor said.
Governor McKelvie and the par
don' board once . refused Kirk a
But for the presence of Secreury
H. H. Antles, secretary of the state
(Continued on Fag Two. Column me.)
G. 0. P. Senate Leaders
Plan to Declare State
Of Peace Hits Snag
Washington, Dec. 3. The plan of
republican senate readers to declare
a state of peace by concurrent reso
lution of congress, struck a snag in
Chairman Porter. of the foreign
affair; ' committee said his commit
tee had no intention of reporting
out such a resolution and it was
indicated that his leaders supported
this position. ,
The position taken by the house
republicans was said to be that re
ocal of the wartime - legislation
which extends until peace is estab
lished would be a more acceptable
method of restoring normal condi
tion and the question of peace was
one which the president and tne
senate, constituting the treaty mak
ing power, should determine.
Turns Over Testimonial
, Money to the Blind
London, Dec. 3. William ,E.
(Pussyfoot) Johnson, the Amer
ican, anti-saloon"' organizer, for
whom, the 'Evening News opened a
testimonial because of injuries re
ceived in,-recent "ragging" by stu
dents, has written to the newspaper
asking that the money thus raised
be sent to St. Dunstotfs hotel for
Mr. Johnson, whose eye was re
moved a few days ago. is progress
ing satisfactorily, and will leave the
nursing home toino-
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, I AUTHORITY ! I f7
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j ,TS' Y0U TAK
: Dry Mjmlm
FORBID COAL DELIVERIES
FOR ANY INDUSTRIES NOT
Order Issued Last Night Says Heat and Light Ever
Cannpt Be Furnished to Anyone Not Engaged in
Production of Plain Necessities of Life Many
Thousands Will Be Thrown Out of Work by Clos
ing of Stores and Factories Firms and Citizens
Having Plenty of Fuel May Be Called on to
"Double Up" with Less Fortunate People. ' ,
The blow has fallen ! " ' ,
With the coal supply of the city at lowest ebb and the
temperature hovering near the zeromark, the terminal coat -committee
last night issued an order prohibiting the de
livery of coal, and cutting off the use of electric lights and
gas to every nonessential industry of greater Omaha and
Council Bluffs. . . '.'."', '.;
Thousands of people will be thrown out of employment
and industry will be paralyzed if the order stands for any;
length of time, members of the fuel committee say;
The order goes into effect this morning. It was issued
at 7 last night after an all-day session of the committee. :
: Nonessential industries are de-
rVni nOlfial lll I Oh"1" 'n the order as industries not
SIX OFFICIALS OF
Blast "Fatal to Volunteers for
Underground Work Con
tempt. Charges Against
ASKS WILSON T(t
New Mexican- Senator Intro
duces Resolution Another
Note Dispatched to U. S.
Calexico, Cal, Dec. 3. W. K.
Milton, 24 years old, discharged
American soldier, was brought
across the border from Mexicali,
suffering from broken bones, deep
cuts and bruises, the result, he
said, of inhumane treatment at
the hands. of Mexican authorities.
American Consul Boyle, at 'Mexicali,-
announced he would report
the case to the State department
Milton's jaw was broken, three
bones in one hand broken and
head and neck cut deeply and
bruised. . .
His injuries were inflicted; he
said, . November 8 by a Mexican
policeman, who had arrested him.
for intoxication, and who pursued,
overtook and beat bim into in
sensibility, after he had broken
Washington. Dec. s 3. President
Wilson was requested in a resolu
tion introduced today in the senate
to sever diplomatic relations with
The resolution was offered by
Senator Fall of New Mexico, who
as chairman of a subcommittee in
vestigating the Mexican situation
declared evidence had been found
whirli "would astound the world:"
It also- asked that the president
withdraw recognition of the Lar
Senator Fall. boldly ciiargeu tne
Mexican embassy, the consulate
generals in New York and San..
Francisco and the consulates along
the border, with the knowledge and
consent of President Carranza, had
been actively engaged in tlc spread
ing of bolshevist propaganda in the
united Mates, cviuence u was
said would be forthcoming to Jear
out, the charge.
Question Up to Congress.
By this resolution, which was
sent to the senate foreign relations
committee for consideration tomor
row, the whole Mexican problem,
admittedly grave in view of the- re
fusal of the Carranza government
to release Consular Agent Jenkins
from the penitentiary at . Puebla,
will be put before congress. -
The latest note from the State de
partment calling for the immediate
release of Jenkins was laid before
the Mexican government on Mon
day. Word to this effect reached
the department today, but there was
no intimation as to when an answer
might be expected.
An early report from the com
mittee on the Fall resolution is ex
pected and this will put the question
(Continued wo V Two, Column Three.)
A "SQUARE DEAL"
.. EOR U. S. LABOR
Enumerates Planks of Repub
lican Party in Address
New York, Dec. 3. A method by
which labor may acquire an interest
in the business to which it gives its
efforts, federal regulation of indus
try as opposed to government own
ership and a system of taxation
which will not kill business initiative
. . j ii i
were namea among tne national
planks of the republican party to
night in an address by Will S.
Hays, chairman of the national re
publican committee. Mr. Hays
spoke ?.t a banquet given ,by the re
publican women's executive commit
tee of New York state to him and to
Mrs. John Glover Smith, chairman
of the. women's division of the na
Mr. Hays opened his address "with
an assurance that the republican
party proposes, to - recognize the
women voters as on an equality in
every respect with their men col
leagues and entitled to a propor
tionate share in the control arid di
rection of the party. He declared
that the republican party stood for
full political self-determination and
held to a hard and fast set of rules.
Turninsr to reconstruction problems
he dealt first with business, which
he said must be treated with an ap
preciation of its fundamental im
portance and not as a "demagogue's
shuttlecock." . '
- Large Inheritance Tax. .
"The . business men of the coun
try," continued Mr. Hays, ''are en
titled to every consideration includ
ing the right to run their own' busi
ness. .Taxes which kill .initiative
must not be levied. There should
be a large inheritance tax on the
verv larjic inheritances. The repub-
t lican oartv from, its inception has
stood against undue federalization
of industries and activities. '
There must be a strong federal
regulation, , hut not government
ownership. The railroad problem
will be solved and solved fairly, with
provision for a just return on real
investment and with reasonable as
surance for essential development
and extensions. We.are against pa
ternalism in government and we are
against that form of pedagogic pa
ternalism which has developed re
cently in this country."
"Square Deal" for Labor.
In regard to labor, Mr. Hays de
clared that the economic situation
was simply a matter of Roosevelt's
"square deal." -
""To that end," he said, "we must
develop a reasonable method for
honest and efficient labor to acquire
an interest in the business to which
labor is expected to give its best ef
forts. Pending this development an
equilibrium between production and
wages must be established." In
concluding his remarks the chairman
claimed that the recent special ses
sion of congress had saved the na
tion nearly $1,000,000,000 and that
this alone would warrant an "over
whelmingly republican victory next
GUILTY BY JURY
ON ARSON COUNT
Louis Weaver First to Be
Tried of 120 Indicted for
Complicity in Court
House Burning. . t
Louis Weaver was found guilty
of arson by a jury which returned its
verdict to District Judge Reflick
yesterday afternoon after, deliberat
ing for about eisrht hours.
Weaver is the first man ' to be
tried of the 120 men indicted for
complicity in the court house riots.
County Attorney ShotweH conduct-
Led the prosecution.
Ask Additional Evidence.
" The jury, after deliberating four
hours, asked for dditional informa
tion on . the allegation of Weaver
that the arresting officers battered
down the door of the house where
Tie lived. 1357 South Seventeenth
Judge Redick allowed Mrs. Ma
tilda Rogers to be called. She testi
fied that the policemen knocked on
the door' and that she opened it;
that she told Weaver the policemen
were after him and that Weaver hid
in a closet.
This corroborated the testimony
of the arresting officers given at the
Made Signed Confession.
. Weaver, after his arrest, signed a
confession that he threw a can of
gasoline in the burning court house.
At his trial he declared an unidenti
fied man forced him at the point of
a : revolver to throw the can and
that he threw it on the cpurt house
' Weaver, who was a cook at the
Rome hotel, was badly burned by
gasoline on the face and arms.
The penalty for arson in the state
is one to 20 years.
Nebraska, Colorado and
r r r i t
unrer on uai issue
Denver, Dee. 3. Governors of
three states, Robert D. Carey of
Wyoming, Samuel R. McKelvie of
Nebraska and Oliver H. Shoup of
Colorado will confer at Denver
Thursday on the coal situation. The
purpose of the conference is to
work out some plan for a satisfac
tory distribution of coal.
Price of Oil Raised by .
Standard Oil Company
Shreveport, La., Dec. ,3. The
Standard Oil company has posted
an increase of 25 cents per barrel
on all grades of Louisiana oil. mak
ing the prices in the various fields
as follows: v
Caddo light, $2.50; Caddo heavv
fuel. $1; Homer. $2.50; De iSoto,
Chicago. Dec. 3. There were al
most no reports of increased pro
duction of soft coal today, but in-r
dustry generally felt the shortage
of fuel resulting from the -miners'
strike and more shutdown restric
tions and added reports of distress,
especially in the west and south
west, marked the day.
; Six officials of a mining com
pany were killed by an explosion
in a mine near Clinton, Ind., while
they were trying to produce enough
coal to supply the boilers.
Officials of several states were
more active and regional and local
officials and committees clamped on
Federal troops were ordered to
Oklahoma to protect volunteer
miners. ' . - ; -
Governor Gardner , of Missouri,
announced that the state ""would
take over the Barton county. sur
face mines for operation by volun
teers unless the miners returned to
work by Thursday night. Some
state troops were on the 'ground
and others on the way.
Kansas Mines Operate.
In Kansas, where Governor Allen
initiated the volunteer mining sys
tem in. the surtace mines, 11 such
mines were operating. A Santa Fe
switching crew refused to haul non
union men to some of the mines.
Governor McKelvie of Nebraska
continued to enlist volunteer work
ers for mines in nearby states and
an offer was made to send' some of
them to Missouri.
Wyoming was said to face the
volunteer system as a result of the
chaotic situation in that state,, where
some mines were working and
others idle although the union , of
ficials Had ordered the strikers back
to work and announced union bene
fits, would be withheld.
Chicago and nothem Illinois In
dustry and business will go otv. a
6J4-hour basis, according to plans
Southern Illinois business leaders
and public utilities representatives
agreed on a seven-hour day for
most business in that section.
Contempt Charges Filed. ;
The government at Indianapolis
filed information charging 84 offi
cials of the Unite Mine Workers
with criminal contempt based on al
legations of violation of Judge An
derson's injunction against the
Iowa coal operators' prepared an
ultimatum giving the union miners
untU December 8, to return to work
or the mines would be reopened
with whatever competent labor wsa
Federal troops were sent to Han
na, Wyo., where mines were idle.
Former soldiers were called to mo
bilize at Fort D, A. Russell, for
possible volunteer mining.
Train Bandit Carlisle on
Way to. Recovery and Jail
Douglas, Wyo., Dec. 3. William
Cark'sle. train bandit captured Tues
day after being shot in the right
lung by Sheriff A. S. Roach of
Wheatland, will recover Unless
pneumonia' deyelopes or infection
sets in, according to physicians. As
soon, as he has recovered, it was
said, he, probably will be returned to
the state penitentiary at Rawlins to
serve out his unexpired term of 50
A statement purporting to come
from Carlisle that he was unarmed
was repudiated by Dr. L. W. Story,
bis physician. Sheriff Roach as
serted the bandit was armed .
serving the public with the ' neces
sities of life. Delivery of coal will
be made only to essential indus
tries serving the public with food;
wearing apparel, medicines and the
actual necessities of life. - i.
: Vhe .order issued is based on an
crder received , late yesterday after
noon from thv central coal com
mittee at Washington, D. C.,; dated
Dectmber 2. It co-ordinates gener-,
ally with sweeping order by Fuj
Administrator Garfield, received by
the terminal committee Tuesday
night.; - ... J
The central coal comnr.ttee order
prohibits the release of coal to aff
nonessentials and prohibits public' ;
utilities trom delivering ught, heat
and power to nonessentials. ,,;
. ' The "Exempt List. - A .'
The first five classes -of the fuel
administration priority list ,are ;x
empt from the order. ; ; , , ' ;
They are: Railroads, army and '.;
r.avy, together with other depart- '
ments.of the federal government;
?tate and county departments and 1
institutions, public utilities and re
tail dealers. ; v- ' "
The five classes affected by the or- f
der are : Manufacturing plants an
war industries boards preference
list, and manufacturing plants not on
the preference list, jobbers,' lake and .
tidewater coal. ' , ,
Although many of the industries
which will be affected by the pew
order have a small supply of coal on -
hand, a general closing down of ,in- '
dustries will result before the ena of 4
the week, according to H, L. Snyder. .
acting cl-airman of the terminal fuel
committee. ,. ' ; VY
' No Coal in 24 Hours.
"Up until now the committee has L
been Jurnishtng coal -to nonessential '
industries with the hope that relief
would arrive and extensive unemv
ployraent could be averted," Mr.
Snyder said.- ' .
"The supply is lower than it evfcr
has been before, no coal has arrived
in Omaha during the last 24 hours,
and there is no relief in sight," .
Mr. Snyder called attention to the
cjosing down of several more mines
in southern Wyoming. Only 40 per
cent of normal capacity was , pro
duced by the mines today, he said.
These mines -have been .Omaha's
chief source of supply . since;. the
strike began. -
May Appeal to Washington.
There will . be a more " detailed
classification of industries . affected
by the order, Mr, Snyder said. In
dusjries cut off from coal by the rul-
iiig still have the power of sending
applications to Washington, D.i G,
to be passed upon by the central coal
committee-. " '
These ppplications will not receive
consideration at Washington, how
ever, unless the terminal committee
has recommended such considera-:
tion. The method of making appli
cation for coal will be the same - as
before. ' .. ' .- '":
Order to Dealers.
To still further conserve coal the
committee last night issued the fol
lowing orders to the coal . dealers of
the city: v - ' i
"Do not take ah order if the pur
chaser has a six days' supply,
"Insist that every purchaser cut
(Continued on Fare Tin, Column On.
Towns in Nebraska
, Burning Fence Posts :
And Ear Com as Fuel
Imperial.: Neb.; Dec. 2. There is
not a pound of coal to be had here;
Townspeople are buying fence posts
to use as fuel. Farmers are burn- .
ing corn. ;
Belfast, , Neb., Dec. 3 The coal ;'
supply here is entirely exhausted.
Ear-corn is being burned. Wray- "
side is in the same condition with
no coal whatever. -
. , i
Washington, Dec. 3. -President
Wilson Ns getting better and hit
progress is causing : satisfaction, '
Rear Admiral Grayson, 1 the presi- ,
dent's physician, said, adding thay
from his standpoint everything wa.
going fine with the president. .
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