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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: OCTOBER 3, 1009.
GROWTH OP THE
Five Yean' Increase Amounts to
Many Million in Actual
This Jobbing House
Will Give You
A Square Deal
HD Y(Q)i Lwe
AL LINES SHOW AN ' UPLIFT
Figures that Prove Importance of
MANUFACTURES 'ALSO IN LIST
Output of Local Institution! it
SOME FACTS FOR THE BOOSTER
laereaee la Fire Years of from 43 to
07 Per Ceat la Volame of
Baslaeaa Done by Omaha
Wo aro hero in OMAHA to soil you
a M mm 11 m mmmh
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Silverware and Holiday Hardware.
OmahaThe Market Town
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Baat of Bishop Potter.
A marble bust of Bishop Potter has been
made from photographs by Leopold Bra
cony, an Italian sculptor. It Is considered
by the friends of the bishop as a good like
ness and an admirable work of art. It Is
now at the Diocesan house. In Lafayette
street and will be placed In Synod hall of
the cathedral of Bt. John the Divine be
fore the meeting of the diocesan conven
tion on November 10.
josbxho axrsnras or omaka.
Total Jobblnr lOS. 1808.
sale 9 68,017,160 9115,408,750
manta, salea... 7,110,000 13,195,000
Dry roods, i.710,000 11.1S6.000
Oroeerlaa, salsa. 13,000,000 18,615,000
Hardware, aalaa. 3.85O.OO0 8,635,000
XUH1EB OP JOBBLBTO) HOUSES
(Agenciea and ordinary distributers not
Wumbar 181 805
tints 48 61
Total mna- 108. 1809.
faotarea 9159,469,000 9333,316,305
Man's clothing- .,
AU other llnea..
faotorles 168 410
Commercial and industrial Omaha is
growing by leaps and bounds. That la to
say, comparisons of the total salea by
wholesalers and the total output of manu
faoturcrs with the figures of only a short
time ago shows a growth that Is stagger
Insly large. In five years Jobbing sales
havo leaped from 168,017,260 to 115,4OS,730 and
manufactures have bounded from HK),4i9,
000 to $232,215,205.
The phrase "by leaps and bounds" must
be taken advisedly, however. This hand
some increase Is a natural one, the result
of a smoother, steadier process than these
words Indicate. For the growth Is not
boom result, but the Increment of Increased
activity and energy combined with fore
sight and sagacity.
Take a pencil for a minute and calculate
the per cent of increase. It will show you
that manufactures have had a percentage
of increase of 47 In half a decade and job
bing of 0. This in the five years from
January 1, 190S, to the end of the yearnow
nearlng its close. Of the Increase the cur
rent year will show almost more than what
would ordinarily have been Its fair share.
The year 1908 was not an easy one. The
panic of the fall of 1907 had Its spectacular
showing in November of 1907, but the busi
ness lethargy which followed, though not
so showy and exciting, had greater length
Nineteen hundred and eight was a year,
however, not without Ita business blessings.
Business men set about putting their houses
in order, stocks too long carried were
cleaned up, buying was more carefully con
sldered and on a better basis. Less ex
tensive credit was asked and given and
men ceased somewhat to mortgage future
profits. Business wm conducted on a safer,
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ONE STREET IN THE JOBBING DISTRICT.
saner and surer basis.
Omahd did gain In both manufacturing
and jobbing during this year of house clean
ing, but the actual gains In volume of
business In 1908 meant much more than
ordinarily. They mean that when the per
iod of lethargy had ended these business
houses were In the very best position pos
sible to grow rapid)y and to keep pace with
their own growth. In other words thoy
were ready in every way for the harvest
Came the harvest. It la still coming, too.
Twenty, 2S and S& per cent greater sales are
being made this year than last and this is
not true of "one line, or a few lines, but all
Nor will there be any rebound, any
winging backward of the pendulum. It
Is agreed that the panic of 1907 was
caused the country over because men had
ben making money too fast. The depre
ciation of gold may have had something
to do with It, but the general cause was
the fact that the business horse had taken
the bit In his teeth and waa running away
alike with wild and conservative drivers.
Men doing bualneaa in the prevailing at
mosphere caught the pace whether they
would or not, and while the more cautious
were of course in better position when
trouble came, yet practically all had been
going too awlft a clip, had been carrying
too big stocks for their capital, had bought
too far ahead and were mora or less open
for a nip when the commercial pincers
began to close.
These conditions were as true of Omaha
aa of the rest of the country so far aa
1907 la concerned, but not many citlea got
Into ao good position aa did Gate. City
business men during 1908. Consequently
not all have profited so much thia year,
profiting both as respect the actual re
turns of the year and also aa to business
health and virility for the future.
It' should be noticed that growth in
manufacturea la not far behind that in
Jobbing and there la cause far rejoicing
in the fact. It la not good for Jobbers to
live alone, nor manufacturers nor retail
ers. It is easy to sea that business is an
organism with its parta organically re
lated. Jobbers could not, of course, depend
on the retailers of their city to take all
llidl n a i it , tin, ni.iiuiut.ikji 11 m vn urn
I wholesalers to take all of their's; but It
all helps, arid helps a good deal, when
sales are made in the immediate vicinity.
Deeper than this consideration lies the
fact that the city which prospers in all
aspects of its business life is the one
which will stand like a tower when the
weaker towns, depending chiefly on man
ufactures alone, or either other branch
alone when these are winnowed like
chaff by the financial storm.
It la well to keep this in mind here in
Omaha, in which the popular mind some
times takes too deep an impression from
the admittedly impressive wholesale dis
trict, with Its great warehouses massed
in monumental rank, while the mora scat
tered factories are overlooked. AU of
this, U may be added, applies with equal
force to the retailers of the city.
Further to emphasize the point that the
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