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Marm ; ft, THIRTY-FIFTH YEAR. NORTH PLATTE, NEBij DECEMBER 9, 1919. No. 05 u AJIE1UCAN LEGION ORGANIZES BY THE ELECTION OF OFFICEKS INSUUANCE AGENCY FOHC12 ENJOY TUKKEY DINNER NOKTII PLATTE NOW UNDER STRICT FUEL JtlHJULATlONS A mcoUng ot tho American Legion of Lincoln County wns hold lu tho li brary building Friday evening and a permanent organization cfifected for tho coming year. Tho following officers were elected: President, Rov. R. O. Mackintosh; 1st rlco-prosldent, Leonard Robinson; 2d Ylco-prosldont, R. L. Cochran; secre tary, V. J. Sandall tfeasurerr-TJas. Clinton. Tlio following committees wore ap- ' pointed : As a publicity committee, R. L. Cochran, J. B. Rcdflold, Guy L. .Granger. Meeting place committee, C. A. Sel- by, R. L. Cochran, A. F. Dullard. Committee for drafting constitution. Paul J. Thompson, V. H. Halllgan, E. E. Carr. Regular meetings will bo hold at 8 o'clock p. m. on tho second Friday of each month and such other meetings as, the presidont may call. An effort is going to bo made to ex tend tho membership of tho local American Legion to every veteran of tho world war who served In either tho army, navy, marlno corps, or as a Rod Cross nurso during tho war. The next regular meeting will be hold Friday evening, December 12th, at 8 o'clock. ::o:: Broom Sale. A fow weeks ago we had a broom sale and wo realize that a lot of our customers did not get a broom, so on Saturday, December 13th, commenc ing at 1 o'clock p. m. wo will again sell 25. dozen of tho same kind of brooms at G5 cents each, placing a lim it of two to tlio customer. DBRRYBBRRY & FORBES. : :o : : Announcement is made of tho ap pointment of W. R. Maloney as chair man of the state ombalmors. This board takes tho place of tho embalm- ers association, of which Mr. Maloney was president Let us warn you to get any service in tho stores this Xmas holidays you must not put off shopping. Store hours aro 10 to 5 now and we don't know what noxt. Store will not be opon ev enings. Dixon, tho quality ioweler, is ready now to take care of you and to offer aome real Xmas suggestions. Last Friday ovonlng Mrs. J. F. So bastlan, ably assisted by Mrs. Luther Stout of Lowollou, ontortalncd tlio J. E. Sebastian Llfo Insurance Agency force at a turkey dinner in honor of Mr. Sebastian's thirty-third birthday, plates being laid for cloven. Promptly at sovon o'clock tho party took their seats at tho table which was ladoued with a bountiful spread of good things, and as an appetizer Mr. Sebastian was presented with new applications for Insurance totaling $4C590. Mr. Sebastian acknowledged his appreciation of this gift with a very ablo speech and told tlio boys he hoped they would continue tho good work. Following the dinner short talks Wero made by C. F. Temple, assistant manager, and Luther Stout, of Lewel len, pertaining to tho agency work, which were an Inspiration to those prosont. J. Carl Holman made a Bhort talk and at tho conclusion presented Mr. Sebastian with a beautiful ring, a gift from tho office forco and office associates. Tlio remainder of tho ev ening was spent In discussing various ways and moaiiB for securing now bus iness nnd listening to a number of tho latest Victrola lecords. Thoso present were C. F. Temple, J. Carl Hollman, Ernest Rinckei, A. W. Dullard, M. C. Murphy, H. E. Ma son, of Paxton, Luthor Stout, of Lew- ellen, Wm. Smith, Clinton York, W. II. Barrett, J. E. Sebastian. Mr. Sebastian was also presented with a box containing fifty real cigars by tlio young ladies connected with the lifo insuranco agency and H. & S Agency. ::o: : Edgar SchllU-'r Loses Son. Word received In town yesterday announced tho death Sunday In Cen tral City of tho eleven year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Schiller, former residents of North Platto. Death was duo to some form of heart trouble. The body will be brought hero today and tho. funeral hold from tho homo of Miss Villa Whittaker at 2:30 tomorrow afternoon. ::o:: We have a long pearl necklace at $25.00, of a high grado quality, that would make some lady a real Xmas gift. Dixon, tho jeweler. With schools and picture shows closed, essential business housos, In cluding nowspapor offices, opon from ton to flvo, nnd with non-essential housos not participating In tho limited issuanco of coal, North Platto Is un dor n strict conservation of fuel, as drastic probably as any, city or town in tho wost. This now ordor of things bocamo offectivo yostorday morning, and followed phono orders rocelycd Saturday noon by Mayor Stroltz from Regional Fuel Director Bennowltz, of Omaha. While tho now order temporarily puts soma pcoplo out of bustnoss and disrupts tho business of all others, tho regulations have been accepted lu most Instances with good grace, and all are uniting in complying with tho order. With tho conservation order from Omaha came also tho information that North Platto would be limited to two cars of coal per day. This Is less, than ono-half tho amount nsked for by the fuel committee aftor It had made what was considered an Intelligent survey ot the needs of North Platto nnd the tributary, trade territory. With but two cars per day to draw upon, it is prob- blo that at times the local committee will bo out of coal, oven though but COO pounds bo Issued to each appli cant It is therefore apparent that each fuel user must conserve coal to tho greatest 'possible extent if wo are to avert positive suffering. Elsewhere Mayor Stroltz makes a statement ns to tho conservation or ders. ::o:: LOCAL ANT) PERSONAL GIVE HIM AN OVERCOAT An Overcoat for Xmas! What could be more practical or more pleasing to the recipient whether he be man, young man, or boy. This, will be a season of practical Xmas Gifts. Our Overcoat assortment inclu des every desirable fabric, every staple and novelty weave, and every con ceivable color combination. Specially f Priced for Quick Selling ft m w Temporary Store Hours During Coal Shortage 10 a. m. to 5 p. m. l! HIRSCHFELD The Store of Practical Gits for Men and Boys. It radiated "home" in a measure all out of proportion to its size. The daughter of tho house had chosen it as her own little apartment because or Its sunny uny winuow. "Thanks to the national iS, Company and the other. good things," said live, well vgfijggSSj i55i;4r?ii)i from m 'J M ft'M I mm wlches that looked oh, go tempt ing, would grace a yellow plate. Or, "How would we like a to mato bouillon on a cold, blowy day like tills V" And a package of X. B. C. Zwieback would be forth- window cupboard, bouillon wns made hotter tho alcohol lamp. frntlng tho momentous birthday this tlearSBtea'cla, please, fge of SnapUtoons, while- ottle of grape julco' . general merry 2 Chech west. a cream chceseQHiSIyea ard to-day; luTWfmt ie Butter Thin Bls- coffeo so strong .tike till mid- ss of tlu The package hfisoeaks favor for the contents the contents be- speak favor for all time. What wonder that tftis periect soaa cracitfcr r- has entrenched itselt as a staple met w.r. in all climes and with ail sorts and conditions of society? You should ffl thi wltl and The US -.1.1. t. Willi 1IIYKN. w " ' , K ' . . 'sks ... i i ri. i 'ii r11"1" fiat tnem aiwava anu uilcui a-8r aoors - Mnn-., SreCTW NATIONAL BISCUIT M KLt3- "TOfcfcK. COMPANY ByUrM. "Uh cKen HP t,r-a thn VIIT HOStCSS announce. Then out would como TROTTKK KLKCTKl) PHKSIDKNT CHAMBKll OF (JOJniKHCi: IIKLIKVK THAT STMKK WILL UK SKTTLKD TODAY little cirdo UUllUUIIkkl -- nf TinMin TiiKcult and a Jar or potted chicken. Nimble fingers would set to work and In a twink ling little" piles of chlen sanrt- offnen5s grew closer, day by day, chatting in the sunny uuy wju dow, sipping tea or coffeo and nib hllng National Biscuit DellcaoicS:! Mrs. A. P. Stroltz will be hostess to day to tho Tuesday afternoon bridge club. Useful Xmas gifts at Tho Leader Murcantllo Co. Miss Blanche Fonda will entertain tomorrow afternoon complimentary, to Miss Grace Burke. Do your Christmas shopping advan tageously now at The Leader Mercan tio Co. Miss Sarah Kelly will entertain at a cosmetic shower next Friday evening complimentary to Miss Myrtle Beelcr, Dixon & Son, Sight Specialists. Do your Christmas shopping advan tageously now nt The Leader Morcan tie Co. Elmer Coates for several days has been using a cane to assist locomo tlon. He sustained a badly sprained knee as a result of a fall at tho lum- bor yard. Useful' Xmas gifts at Tho Leader Mercantile Co. Complimentary to Miss Myrtle Beol- er, a one o'clock luncheon and kitchen shower will be given by Mrs. J. w. Payno and Mrs. A. "V. Wilcox next Saturday. Platinum and diamonds are con sidered the helghth of jewelry quality. See Dixon's Uamond case. Quite a number of teachers who llvo out of town left Sunday, yosterday and last night for their respectivo homes, their leaving being due to tho closing of the city schools. A now baking dish displayed at Dixon's. Next Saturday Miss Lucillo Wilcox and Miss Florence MacKay will enter tain at a six o'clock dinner and mis collaneous shower complimentary to Miss Grace Burke. Sacrifice) sale, desirable closo In south side residence property, if handled quickly. Part cash. Call owner, Black 1148. 94-C Mayor Streltz, who is the head of the coal conservation committee, Is wear ing a ring tho sotting of which Is a small piece of coal. It was presented to htm in recognition of his earnest efforts to keep tho pcoplo of North Platto and tributary section supplied with coal. Dr. Morrill, Dcntl3t. Offlco over Wil cox Department Storo. tf The shortening of the business hours duo to coal shortage, seriously effects tho output of tho nowspapor offices With them December Is tho busy month of tho year, and evening ovor tlmo is almost daily. With tho short ened work-day hours, no overtime and no available oxtra help, it is impossible to caro for tlio business in tho manner that wo should like. Full lino of wheel goods for Xmns, John II. Null, COO Locust. 89tf It seems like tho Irony of fato that just when the coal situation Is so crit ical, that we should have unusually cold and stormy weather. With an other snow yestorday and with th tomporaturo one bolow zoro In tho morning and only a fow degrees above at any tlmo during tho day. In fow i years, during tho past forty, have wo! experienced so much snow and cold j weather In November ,and tho early , part or December. Furs of all kinds, nlco sets or sop arato muffs or scarfs at tho Year End salo at Block's. ! Mosdames E. T. Tramp and Ilorbort Tramp ontortalncd at a miscellaneous showor last evening complimentary to Miss Grnco Burke. Thirty ladles wore prosont. each of whom wrote a lottor of advico which tho brido-to-ho wltl open and read on hor honeymoon trip. Each also contributed a verso which tho guost of honor read in tho pros enco of tho other guests. Room deco rations wero California peppers, and tlio table decorations and tho placo cards woro of Christmas design, a small trco being used as a center pleco for tho bride's tablo. Sixty, or moro mombors of tho. Cham ber of Coinmorco woro served with a six o'clock dlnnor at tho Union Pacific rostnurant Inst ovonlng, and following tho meal tho constitution as proparcd by a commltteo was adopted ns road. Bj'-laws governing tho organization wero also read and later adopted by tho board of directors. Tho subject of a drainage system ox tending from O'Fallons to the points east of tho city was prosontod by W. V. lloagland, who is tho lognl repre sentative of tho land owners promot ing tho work. It was argued that by such a dralnago systom tho water lovel surrounding North Platte would bo lowered, and that It would eradicate tho possibility of water In basements during rainy seasons, or at other times for that mattor, and that tho drainage would tako caro of tho Howl wntors that enter tho city from tho west Should tho city bo Incorporated Into tho district, tho property benefitted would sharo tn tho cost of construc tion. It was pointed out by sovoral speakers that the solution of bettor and bigger crops in tho valley was ob tainable by drnlnnge, and that in nil Irrigated sections drainage was necos sary to obtain tho best results. Tlio meeting went on record as favoring a comprehensive drainage system for tho valley. Tho coal situation was taken up nnd those In a position to know mado statements as to what had been done to secure coal and complimented May or aireuz anu uio inoi commiueo con sisting of Messrs. Romlgh, Wilson and Dloner for tho nbsoluto fairness with which thoy are conducting tho work of distribution. On motion of Cash Austin tho moot ing voted to send a tologrnm to tho powers that bo at Washlngotn to quit dilly-dallying on tho coal question and to use morf vigorous menns In bring ing the miners nnd oporators togotli cr. v The general mooting thou adjourned and the board of directors held a mooting at which Cyde M. Trottor wan elected president of tho organization and 'Paul Harrington treasurer. Mr, Hariflngton will also act ns secre tary 'until a permanent porson for that position Is selected noxt month. Mr. Trotter Is one of our most onorgotlc business men, nnd under his adminis tration we predict i successful year for tho organization. " ::o;f We do al kinds of general ropalr work. J6hn II. Null, GOG Locust 89tf Mrs. James Ware will return today froiifff)maha whero she has boon -?vlBlt HKRBKRT HAU1HX ACCIDENT. ALLY SHOT 111' A l'LAlMATK RoproHontatlvos of tho govornment, .the mlno ownors and tho officials of tho mine workers' union will hold ai conforonco at Indianapolis today, and It Is gcnornlly bolloved that ns a re sult of this meeting tho coal strllco will bo called off and that tho minors will nt onco return to work. Tho basis of. sottlcmont will probnbly bo a four toon "por cent raise, with a rovlow of tho situation after tho minors return to work. Should tho strlko be called off, which it is hoped will prove to bo tho case, Washington authorities wnrn tho public that tho conl shortage will not bo relieved until aftor tho first of Jan uary. Thoy'Btnto that It will bo sov oral weoks boforo tho coal mlnod will meet tho demands of purely resident users, and n longer tlmo boforo In dustries can bo allotted their normal supply. ? to: : To tlio Public At a meeting of tho morchants laBt evening tho matter of bettering tho service to tholr customers during tho tlmo thoy have to observo short hours to consorvo coal was dlscussod. It was decided to shorten tho noon lunch hour so as to leave a full forco work ing during thoso hours and to nBk tholr customors to tako ndvantngo of this extra service feeling that cus tomers could havo bettor nttontlon If part ot tho afternoon rush could bo distributed into tho morning nnd rald dlo of tho day. : :o: :- ng fnlonds for several days. Do your Christmas shopping ndvan tagoously now at The Leador Mercan- tle Co. Tho Tuesday ovonlng bridge club will bo entertained this evening by Mr. and Mrs. Leigh Carroll. Dixon & Son, Sight Speclnllsls. Mrs. John McGraw nnd Mrs. F. C. Plelstlckor will onertain at a luncheon today nt the homo of tho former com llmentary to Miss Myrtle Beolor. Bead bass, velvet bags, mesh bags, Reed Craft bags, flno line. C. M. Austin, joweler. Tho ladies' aid society of tho Pres byterian church will meot In the church parlors Thursday afternoon, ontertalned by Mosdames Powors. Brown and Baskins. Shop early, Dixon, tho Jowolor. Herbert Hardin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Goo. S. Hnrdln, who llvo at 211 wost Seventh street, was shot In tho stomach by a playmate about thrco o'clock Sunday aftornoon and died tho folowing night. Herbert had gono to a neighbor's houso to visit a boy friend. In tho houso wns a gun supposed to bo un loaded, which tho young frlond pick ed up nnd pointing it, atIorhort jok ingly said, "Look out.'JlhVill shoot you," and pulled tho trlggor. To tlio great surprlso of the boy handling tho gun, It was discharged, and tho co'n- toms etuorou noruort s stomncu, causing death within four hours. The funeral will he hold from tho rosldenco at two o'clock tomorrow aftornoon. Mnll Christinas Packages Knrly. On account of tho shorUigo of coal nnd the taking off of trains I woud dd vlso every one to mall tholr Christmas packages early, and wo havo boon no tified by th postal dopartmont that thoro will bo a vory heavy parcol post business this year. P. II. McEVOY, Postmaster. Twpnty-fivo Below. Obsorvor Shilling reported a tom poraturo of twenty-flvo dogrcos bolow zero nt eight o'clock this morning, and twenty-two degrees bolow at ton o'clock, and since that tlmo there has been a slowly rlBlng tomperaturo. Tho cold this morning was of tho qulot, sneaking kind, Bcnrcoly a breath of wind, and therefore not so keenly felt, yot cold onough to kcop ono from loaf ing on the street comers. ::o:: During the coal shortage tho public library will only bo opon afternoons from ono to five-thirty o'clock. Mrs. Arthur Tramp will entertain at brldgo Tuesday afternoon of noxt wook In honor of Miss Grace Burke. Usoful Xmas gifts at Tho Leader Morcantllo Co. Tho homo missionary society will moot Friday aftornoon with Mrs. J. A. McMIchnol. 209 south Vino stroot Mrs. G. S. Huffnlnn and Mrs. Harry' Mitchell will entortaln nt bridge! Thursday afternoon" of noxt week, at' tho homo of tho former in honor of Miss Myrtlo Beoler. j Usoful Xmas gifts at Tho Leader Morcantllo Co. Hnrry Dixon whllo doing heavy 'lift ing yostorday afternoon suffered a bad back sprain which roqulrod hlra to he convoyed homo. This morning ho, Is roported somowhat improved, though suffering pain. It is probable that ho will bo confined to tho house for Boy oral' days. ' ' Evory hat, Including tho season's best styles, for womon, misses and children, will bo sold at a discount of from 25 to 50 por cent at Tho Loader Morcantllo Co. For Salo Somo furnlturo, good hoator and tricycle. 320 wost Front For Ront Good sleeping room, 320 wost Front 95-2 Mason Attention. Thoro wll bo no meetings of Platto Valloy Lodgo No. 32 A. F. & A. M. until fuol conditions aro Improved. S. C. MECOMBER, Mnster. ::o:: MUllnory salo at Tho Leador Mer cantllo Co. offers from 25 to 50 por cont off on any hat In tholr mlllnory dopartmont Elgin wrist watches, $30.00 and up. Dixon, tho.Jowoler. You Can't boat a blcyclo for Xmas. John II. Null, GOG LocuBt. 89tf Special Kettlo rendered lard. Brod JipoU'b Mont MnrkPt. 8fltf STOP-THINK -LISTEN! Whero aro you buying your Grocor los? Aro you getting Quality and Prlco? Look ovor somo ot our prices bolow, as wo con savo you money. 9 oz. jnr prepared mustard 15c 22 oz. Preserves 2.c 18 oz bottle Supremo Catsnp 80c 16 oz bottle Wcbfoot Catsup j---25c No. 2Jfi onn tomatoes 1 19c No. 11 can pumpkin 15c No. H caw pork' nnd, bonus S;.. r Xnrgo package fancy onts 3c. Tall can medium red salmon .'10c ' . t. '.i-i 1110 auovo nro won luimwi muuun, and you won't bo deceived, on quality and prlco. We aro headquarters fort, ti,n fntxiii,. Tin tnt-nut- nnrl -Tfronm Krust Bread. ' Wo dollvcr fresh meat with grocory drdors If doslrod. Call and got prlcos on other goods. Wo aro not iri'nll parts or tho city but you can get us by calling 212. Dick Stegeman. 8U1 North Locust Street. Give Him Something To Wear For Christmas Is a word to the wise sufficient? Mm Do you realize that Christmas is but a very, very short time ahead? With but thirteen more shopping days, and with. . 'tj 1 1 . . .1 e .1 uusiness nours cut xo ine minimum on account or tne coal snort- age, we are almost face to face with Santa Claus. YOU CAN NOT SHOP TOO EARLY THIS CHRISTMAS. Our Store is brimming full of useful gifts the very thing men buy for themselves. Whether you want something to give FATHER, HUSBAND. BROTHER or SWEETHEART, we have just what you are looking for. In fact anything for a Man or Boy in the way of useful presents can be found at our store. Come in and let us talk over the gift question with you. EDWARDS-REYNOLDS CO. FOR MEN AND BOYS.