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THE BEE: OMAHA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1919.
Allotment Will Be Increased;
, Are to Be
(CoaMaeed Tram rate Om.)
scanned rows of coal tars on the
stretches of tracks west of the
Twenty-fourth street viaduct. The
sommandinfr view from the viaduct
gives this coal an inviting appear
ance. There were nearly 200 cars at this
location yesterday, and this repre
sents the bulk of Omaha's present
supply on tracks. The coal arrived
this week from southern Wyoming
mines and is all in charge ot the
terminal fuel committee, which . is
ordering its distribution according
to tht provisions of the Garheld or
der, which means that, only the most
essential needs will be supplied.
Must Approve Deliveries.
y Even deliveries to home through
retail dealers must first be approved
by the terminal committee.
The committee explained " that
some of the coal on track here is
destined to nearby points.
A. V. Presher, president of Dresh
er Brothers' cleaning and dying es
tablishment,' states that he can mus
ter a volunteer organization of 1,000
men in Omaha for mine work.
"I am ready to go myself and if
the cars can be furnished for trans
portation of coal to Omaha we can
ret the coal," he said. "I know that
can enlist 1,000 strong men without
difficulty and these will be men, who
can mine coal, particularly in the
Kansas mines. It is time for the
governor of our state to take some
real action, for if we don't get re
lief there are going to be many cold
and starving women and children in
Omaha within a few weeks.
"It is time that we thought of the
women and children of our city.
"I advertised for a fireman this
weelj, and received 500 answers. 'I
know what I am talking about when
I say I can get 1.00Q men ready in
short order and we cn get the coal
if we will be assured of transporta
Charitable organizations and la
bor bureaus report a steadily in
creasing number of applicants for
work and aid.
A mother with three small chil
dren called vesterdav at the Asso
ciated Charities and pleaded for
clothing, shoes and coal. Mrs. u.
W, Doane ordered a ton of coal
f Time - Conserving j
t j 5
To comply with the s
fuel administrator's de-
mand for shorter hours, I
and also to enable us to
reduce our stock of Coats, f
Suits, Dresses, Skirts and
Blouses to normal size by f
January 1, we have iri-
augurated for December 1
Time x Conserving I
Here's our plan: I
Everything at 65c f
on the Dollar j
""Each day for its 1
Allotted Hour I
Time schedule for this 1
week as follows: I
10 A. M. toll A. M I
,11 A.M. to 12 M.
12 M. to 1 P. M.
1 P. M. to 2 P. M.-1
2 P.M. to 3 P.M.
f 3 P. M. to 4 P. M
I 4 P. M. to 5 P. M
This schedule will be
posted and no deviation
made from allotted hour.
BE PROMPTj and, you'll
conserve dollars while we
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16 th said Farnam.
and provided garments and foot
wear for this family.
Care for Homeless.
The Salvation Army industrial
department is caring for ' several
homeless old men who had been
living from day to day on a narrow
marein and warmiflg themselves in
pool halls, picture shows and other
places now closed.
Mrs. G. V. Ahlquist, private
charity worker, stated that she has
been asked to help in a home where
the father is ill of tuberculosis and
there are six children, the oldest be
ing 6 years. She has also called on
a husband 72 years old and wife' 65,
the twain endeavoring to keep
themselves warm with an oil stove.
Another case was of a mother with
thru, cm all rhildren. all endeavor
ing to keep warm around a small
Many1 Appeals for Work.
The free labor bureau in the city
hall has received calls from more
than 700 men and boys this week.
"We have only a few places to
offer these men," said C. A. Davis,
superintendent of the bureau. He
added that most of these applicants
stated that they had been forced out
of work on account of the fuel sit
uation. The ages of the applicants
were from 17 to 45 years.
Oil Prices Higher.
; The Omaha Gas company has an
oil supply which will last for two
or three weeks and enough coke on
hand for more than a month. The
company also has several weeks'
supply of steam coal for their boil
ers. Oil is an essential proauci ior
This company reports that the in
creased price of fuel oil increases
their operating expenses 9 cents per
1,000 feet of gas.
An official check is being made of
all ot the coal on hand in the indus
trial plants and other establishments
of the city.
This is in line with the policy ol
the terminal coal committee to keep
a strict account of the future use and
distribution of all fuel.
R. A. Leussler, general, -manager
of the street railway company, re
ported that four cars of oil are en
route for his company, the first car
having been shipped Tuesday.
The terminal coal committee re
ceived a copy of the following reso
lution: ' '
"Resolved, That the Omaha Real
Estate board offer its assistance in
every way possible in connection
with the very serious situation in
regard to shortage of fuel, and that
we co-ooerate with Mr. Teffers and
his committee to the fullest extent."
Volunteer Miners Register.
One hundred and thirty-five stu
dent volunteers have registered at
a bureau maintained in the Chamber
of Commerce by Jack Beacom of
University of Omaha and Leonard
Kline of University of Nebraska.
Governor McKelvie telegraphed that
he has assurances of 900 volunteers
and has offered their set vices for
mining coal in nearby coal-produc
ing states. A delegation of 65 from
the office force of the Woodmen of
the World registered yesterday.
Conditions in the northwest ana
southwest sections of the state have
reached the critical stage. Imperial,
Belfast and Wayside report that the
coal supply is entirely exhausted and
fence posts are being purchased by
townspeople for fuel.. Many farm
ers ars burning ear corn.
Report Conditions Improved.
Towns along the Union Pacific re
port conditions improved. Fifty cars
of coal were made up in a special
train at North .Platte and propor
tioned out to every town in the vi
cinity. Nine cars were delivered to
Kearney and the big flouring mill
there will be permitted to continue
operation with one car of ccal.
Three cars of coal artf being sold
to Fremont consumers in one-half
ton lots. The schools will continue
until December 19. The schools have
enough coal to keep open until
spring, but if the shortage becomes
more .acute it will be sold to con
People of wealth in Iowa are leav
ing for warmer climates in an en
deavor to relieve the situation. Thirty-one
families in Shenandoah left
to spend the winter in Florida and
several more will leave in the near
future for California.'1 "(
Predict Strike Settlement.
Otis M. Smith, president of the
Omaha Grain exchange, stated that
he received a telegram yesterday
from a business associate in Chi
cago, predicting an early settlement
of the bituminous coal mine con
troversy. Capt. C. E. Adams, past comman
der in chief of the Grand Army of
the Republic, received a telegram
from Governor McKelvie, who ad
vised that the captain's offer to re
cruit a volunteer organization of
miners has been referred to Adju
tant General Paul of the Nebraska
National Guard, who is in command
of the volunteer forces in this state.
Germany Wont Answer
Last Note of Entente
Basel, Switzerland, Dec. 4. Ac
cording to the Berliner Tageblatt,
the German government does not
intend to answer the last note of
the supreme council with regard to
signature of the protocol guaratf
teeing execution of the peace treaty,
but instead will attempt to reach an
PilM Curad in to 14 Daya.
Dniffulsti refund money if PAZO OINT
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WILL NOT DOWN
State Officials StirredSay
Peculiar Order of Re
, lease Never Heard of
Continued From Face One.)
that if successful, he, (the attorney),
would receive a 'nice tat fee.
Lieutenant Governor Barrows,
yesterday acting governor in the ab
sence of Governor McKelvie, stated
that a complete probe of the tase
would probably be ordered by the
governor upon his return from Denr
ver. . -,
However, if the procedure leading
up to the release of Kirk proves to
be all right, it will be allowed to
stand, said Mr. Barrows.
Barrows Starts Probe.
A. probe into Kirk's release was
begun Wednesday by Lieutenant
liovernor liarrows. Governor Mc
Kelvie declared he knew nothing of
the order effecting Kirk's release.
As far as can be learned. Kirk
did not come to Omaha following
his Release. He left the penitentiary
in company with his wife, who since
her husband's commitment in prison
has been making her home with her
sister, Mrs. Peter Lesch, of East
"Mrs. Kirk left my home on Mon
day togo to Lincoln," Mrs. Lesch
said yejterday. "She has not yet re
turned; and I haven't heard from
Efforts to learn Kirk's present
whereabouts from acquaintances
were to no avail.
According to statute, Kirk had not
yet served the required time in
prison to qualify him for furlough.
He had served 18 months of a 20
year sentence given him for second
Former Efforts in Vain. .
Persistent efforts of his wife and
State Senator Petrus Peterson of
Lincoln to obtain parole for Kirk
were in vain. Last June Kirk was
refused parole by Governor McKel
vie and also by the pardon board.
Though the order for Kirk's re
lease, written on a ".scrap of paper,"
was signed by State Senator Bushee
on September 8, Governor McKelvie
or other state officials were unaware
of the case until after Kirk was re
leased. Unknown to Attorney General.
Attorney General Davis, when
called by long distance telephone,
stated yesterday morning that the
first he knew of Kirk's release was
the stories in the papers. His
knowledge of the affair is restricted
to that, he said.
The order for furlough, on which
Kirk was released from the peni
tentiary, had not been seen by Mr.
Davis, he said. As far as he knows,
the action would stand as it is, he
From the fact that Governor Mc
Kelvie was in Lincoln at the time
of the release . of the man from
prison, Mr. Davis inferred that no
action toward an apprehension of
Kirk would be taken. The attor
ney general's "dffice has received no
instructions from the governor ort
the case, Mr. Davis said.
Rooney was killed in a gun battle
in a cottage on North Fourteenth
avenue on the night of January 30,
1918, when detectives discovered the
gang dividing loot taken out of the
Malashock jewelry company, 1514
Dodge street, in a daylight holdup of
two clerks in the place.
Martin, Stone and McKay were
wounded in the gun fray. Rooney
was shot in the abdomen and died
the next day. ' '
To Constitutional Convention.
Attorney General Davis stated yes
terday that he considered urging the
state constitutional convention, now
in session in Lincoln, to take action
denying the right of appeal in crim
inal cases, were cases are "how fre
quent when prisoners under crim
inal charges are paroled before thejr
cases are entirely settled by court.
This action by the attorney general
comes as the result of the freeing
of Kirk Tuesday.
Commenting on this suggestion
by the attorney general, Lieutenant
Governor, Barrows yesterday said:
I am opposed to one department
of the state spending public funds
to run down criminals, and after
thev have been sentenced to the
penitentiary, another department of
the state turns them loose, when
they have Only served a minimum
Officials Here "Puzzled."
The mysterious release of Kirk,
convicted of shooting Detective
Frank f Rooney following the rob
bery of the Malashock , jewelry
store, 1514 Dodge street, January
30, 1918, is puzzling county and city
; "It is just such things that cause
the 'rabble' to throw up their hands
and lose (Confidence in the courts
and machinery for punishir.g crime,"
declared Mayor mith.
"As to what a 'furlough' is. I
don't know. I never heard of one.
This man was duly convicted and
sentenced to 20 years m the peni
tentiary. He gets out in less than
Adult Probation Officer Andree-
sen says the pardon board asked
him about three weeks ago con
cerning Kirk and. that he told the
board he was a bad mam
"Anyway," he said, "the crime of
which Kirk was convicted is unpar
donable, except by the governor
Chamber of Commerce
Of Kirk From, Prison
Spurred by the release of Beryl C.
Kirk, jewelry bandit, sentenced to
20 years in the penitentiary for con
nection with the murder ot Detec
tive Rooney, the public affairs com
mittee of the Omaha Chamber of
Commerce adopted the following
"Whereas. Universal confidence in
the administration of justice and the
certainty of adequate punishment of
crime is essential to the well being
and orderly conduct of society, and.;
Whereas, , I he granting ot hasty
and unmerited pardons and paroles,
weakens all respect for law, stimu
lates cwme, invites mob ' violence
and prompts individuals to redress
their own real or imaginary wrongs
instead of relying upon the orderly
process of law; therefore,
Resolved, lhat we denounce the
nounce the inexcusable action by
which a notorious criminal was re
cently liberated from the state pen
itentiary before serving even the pe
riod which the law requires previous
to application for a parole. In our
opinion such action was a blow at
civil government, a stain upon the
good name of Nebraska, and a
crime against society."
The committee also formally ap
proved the action of the national
Chamber of Commerce taken with
regard to the shipping policy.
Whole Country Put
Under Coal Rations
(Continued From Pate One.) .
no definite stand was taken on a
collective policy. It was said the
majority preferred to await the re
sult of the renewed efforts by the
government to prosecute the leaders
of the striking mine workers in the
federal courts for violating the
Coal production was said to be
continuing at a slight advance over
the last week, according to the re
ports available in advance of the
geological survey's weekly sum
mary, t -
The railroad administration, since
the fuel shortage became acute in
the middle west, has been sending
coal westward on fast schedule. In
the last two weeks, approximately
20,000 cars have moved to districts
west of the Mississippi river. Of the
total 7,654 cars were consigned to
communities in the central western
region, 8,194 to the southwestern
region and 3,881 cars to the north
western region. , .
Officials said that within the last
week an average of 800 cars a day
had been sent to each of the three
areas. This was expected to repre
sent about the maximum amount
which will be shipped because of the
general lowering of reserves in the
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Americans in Mexico
Fear Break Is Coming
(Continued From Pare One.)
flict overseas. Fear of that result
he was quoted as saying, was based
on the larger number of European
interests in Mexico and the sus
pected sympathy between Carranza
and the Uerman government.-
With the declaration of war with
Germany, it was said, the situation
became even more embarrassing be
cause it was a part of Germany's
war gam? to stir up trouble for the
United .States on this continent. Mr,
Lansing was said to have added that
in these premises the administration
felt it should go a long way in con
serving its resources tor the strug
gle with Germany.
Follow Wilson's Course.
After peace negotiations had been
concluded, however, it was pointed
out a note was sent to Carranza de
claring pointedly that unless more
regard were given American rights
there would be a radical change in
the course of the United States gov
This step, Mr. Lansing is said to
have declared, was decided1 on with
great deliberation and constituted a
definite policy in which there has
been no deviation.
The secretary is understood to
have added that in the circumstances
he saw no real urgency for demand
ing the president's attention to the
Jenkins case since in dealing with
it the department only had been
pursuing the course Mr. Wilson had
In questioning the advisability of
the action suggested in the Fall
resolution, Mr. Lansing was quoted
as saying that the Jenkins corres
pondence seemed about to bring a
real test whether Carranza meant to
heed warning given some months
ago, and that it might be wiser to
let this question be answered be
fore breaking off relations. Such a
break, he is said also to have sug
gested, might not only endanger the
effort to obtain Jenkins' release, but
also to place other American lives
and interests in jeopardy by the
withdrawal of diplomatic represen
tatives. Advantage Gained.
In addition, doubt was said to
have been raised as to what practical
advantage might be gained by such
a withdrawal. j
Both the secretary and Ambassa
dor Fletcher went before the com
mittee at its request and gave their
statements behind closed doors. Mr.
Lansing was at the committee table
more than an hour and a half and
afterward the members resumed
consideration of the resolution with
the democrats asking for delay.
At first they proposed indefinite
postponement and then postpone
ment until the next regular meeting,
to be held Wednesday. Both mo
tions were voted dqwn by the republicans.-
A recent charge by Senator Fall
that the Mexican ambassador, Igna
cio Bonillas, had attempted to
spread bolshevist propaganda in
this country, drew a denial, tonight
from the ambassador, who said in
a statement that he had done noth
ing to encourage disturbing ele
ments in the United States or
The action of the committee in
deciding to send representatives to
see the president brought to a focus
much cloak room speculation as to
the extent to which Mr. Wilson's
illness has handicapped him in the
discharge of his official duties. 1
Fire Starts Sprinkler.
Fire in the Paxton-Gallagher Co.
store, at 5 yesterday afternoon set off
the sprinkler system fire extinguish
er and caused damage estimated at
$300. e .
OF GRAND JURY
Federal Judge Orders Investi
gation Into Alleged Con
spiracy i of Owners
. And Miners.
(Continued From Pae One.)
today, although for two days there
have been reports of return to work
of small numbers of men in scat
tered localities. Production had in
creased somewhat, it appeared, but
in much of the nation the reserve
stocks were being reduced so rap
idly that a virtual famine existed in
many communities and drastic ac
tion was taken by railroads and fuel
Most Drastic Action.
The most drastic action of the
day was the order for a reduction jn
railroad passenger service of one
third in "train miles in the north,
central and southwestern railroad
regions." The order means cancel
lation of more trains, curtailment
of luxury equipment arfd increase of
cars for trains remaining in service.
There is to be no suspension of ex
press or mail trains.
Industries continued to close,
more drastic conservation rules were
made in many states and cities and
a number of state executives took
action intended to aid in relieving
the acute shortage. '
While the larger mining corpora
tions announced at Washington that
they had agreed to pay the miners
slightly more than the 14 per cent
wage advance promulgated by Fuel
Administrator Garfield, the oper
ators were said to be awaiting the
result of the government's legal ac
tion at Indianapolis.
Consider 25 Per Cent Raise.
I. C. Wells, editor of a coal trade
publication, announced in Chicago
that private advices from Washing
ton were that operators were con
sidering a 25 per cent advance offer
to the miners, elimination of Dr.
Garfield's plan, and an advance in
cost of about 30 cents a ton to con
sumers. No announcement of con
sideration of such a plan was made
Governor Gardner of Missouri an
nounced the seizure by the state of
15 mines in that state. Mining with
volunteers under troop protection
similar to the system used in Kansas
will be undertaken.
Governor Cox of Ohio, called a
meeting for tomorrow of Ohio op-
You, no doubt, have been attending
some wonderful salei at the stores that
are out of the high rent district. Our
low rent and limited space cuts down
our overhead and makes it possible for
us to save you money. Bo your Xmas
shopping at HARPER'S. In the Hard
ware department, you will find a full
line of Kitchenware. .Buy kitchenware
for the women folks. By the way, why
don't you buy a new hammer, saw or
plane or some other useful tool for the
men folks? They will come in handy
around the house and will make a nice
Xmas present. Do not forget the boys
and girls. Look over our line of Xmas
Toys. Try HARPER'S today, it will
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We have been dealing in diamonds for
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UNITED STATES RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION
Director General of Railroad
CHICAGO GREAT WESTERN RAILROAD
ew Schedule Effective Dec. 7, 1919.
TO ST. PAUL MINNEAPOLIS CHICAGO
Lv. Omaha 8:52 p. m.
Lv. Council Bluffs 9:15 p.m.
Ar. Ft Dodge
Ar. Mason City
Ar. St. Paul
Ar. Chicago '
1:23 a. m.
3:58 a. m.
8:10 a. m.
8:50 a. m.
7:25 a. m.
7:50 a. m.
12:28 p. m.
3:19 p. m.
3:17 p. m.
8:13 p. m.
7:50 a. m.
' For full particulars ask 5-
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1416 Dodte St,
erators and miners in an effort to
settle the strike in that state.
Governors Shoup tf Colorado and
McKelvie of Nebraska and Carey
of Wyoming at a conference in
Denver, called upon the ' national
fuel administration to appoint ad
ministrators in each state.
Fails to Reopen Mines.
Governor Sleeper of Michigan
sought to arrange a reopening of
mines in that state on a basis of the
Garfield 14 per cent advance tem
porarily, any further increase" to
await final settlement. Operators
sgreed that coal mined under such
an arrangement would not , be
shipped, from Michigan.
Volunteer miners under troop
protection will start work tomorrow
Kansas volunteers were hampered
by rain that froze as it fell. In that
state the governor has Teceived
word that a fuel famine exists in
many cities. Municipal wood piles
are in operation in many towns.
J. C. Lewis, president, and John
Gay, Secretary, of the Iowa district
of mine workers, were arrested to
day' on citations of contempt issued
State troops were ordered with
drawn from the Trinidad, Colo., dis
Nonessential industries generally
are cut off from all fuel except
enough to prevent fire and freezing.
The Chicago packers were ordered
today to arrange for a common cold
storage plant and shut down others.
Denver Restrictions Drastic.
Denver today adopted 'drastic
restrictions on business and industry
similar to those ordered in Chi
Denver's stores will close at 4 p.
m., Except groceries, markets and
bakeries, and the theaters will elim
inate two matinees a week. -
Chicago's office buildings went on
the slx-and-one-ha!f-hour basis to
day artd the stores will adopt the
11 a. m. to 5:30 p. 411., schedule to
morrow. The theaters will be al
lowed five nights and one after
noon performances a week. Elec
trie light, both exterior and interior,
was greatly reduced.
In a Charming Array
tfThe labor of months
finds expression in these
, w o n d erfully attractive
holiday selections. They
have been gathered from
many corners of the
earth and represent the
handiwork of many pa
tf France and Spain have
contributed the loveliest
of hand-embroidered ker
chiefs, beautiful designs
on the finest of linens.
Priced from 50c to $15.
If New designs in hand
embroidered Made iras
are from 60c to $3.
U Plain hemstitched Irish
linen handkerchiefs in
qualities from 25c to
t! Daintily embroidered
corner patterns on pure
linen for 35c, 50c fend
75c. , i
11 Children's handker
chiefs for 5c, 10c and
20c; also boxed assort
ments for 35c.
Little Gifts for
The Cuddle Toy
are something you should
see, A fine, large ele
phant,' or doll and a dog
made from white-crepe
and stuffed with cotton
justsoft enough for a
baby to hug till he goes
to sleep. The f -tures
and designs are sewn by
ha,nd in blue, black, pink
and yellow floss.
of all kinds. A Raggedy
Ann, the Perhapsy Chaps
and any number of
fairy stories books for
girls and boys of all ages.
. In the Art Department
U The warmest and best
looking woolen coatings
have Fashion's approval.
' B 0 k h a ra, peachbloom,
silvertone, duvetyn and
velours. Shown in all of
the most desirable colors,
$6.50 to $12.50 a yard. ,
Haskell's black silk's
always command the at
tention of holiday, shop
pers. A black dress is
always in style, and never
amiss as a gift. We can
recommend H a s k e 1 l's
silks, having sold them
exclusively for , thirty
three years. 1 '
ft With so simple a thing
as a well-styled form, you
can, by the addition of
velvet or plush, make a
new, warm, fashionable 4
. muffat a very slight ex
pense. Forms are $1.75
The Fabric Section
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Money left in our
keeping is safeguarded
by every agency which'
the ablest minds can
Behind our own
ample resources are the
resources of a Federal
Reserve Bank backed
by the millions of dollars in
resources which form the
basis of the Federal Reserve
Your first thought
should be for the pro
tection of your money.
Here you receive it' in
the fullest measure.
Farnam at 17th Street
Capital and Surplus,
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