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TITE BEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 1910.
IS TDERE A GROCERS' TRUST?.
Mr. Ultimate Consumer Opinei Small
Merchant is "Doing:" Him.
PERISH THE THOUGHT, FISCHER
nnt Not ETfil That Solemn Aaaaranre
Satisfies the Vulgar ftnsplcloas
of Mr. IT." C, ImBremed fcr
lalforntltr la Price.
Ifs a frixht the way they are Kitting to
us," remarked Mr. Ultimate Consumer,
at the brfwkfast table, tranoferrlng hi
Ka.se from the morning1 paper to a plate of
40-cent ftfKS, which he proceedwi to season
with some SD-cent butter. "The trusts, I
mean, the grub timet."
Mrs. U. C Indulged herself In another
cup of njocha -and said nothing, while her
huehand warmed up to the subject.
"Why, It seem to be combine all the
way around, no way to beat It, no way to
escape, look at those Lima bean growers
out there In California. They have taken
a hunch from the meat strikers and have
proceeded to hold up the bean crop until
the hunirry man will have to spend! on
beans what he saves on beef.
"I see that Mrs. Frederick Nathan, vice
president of the National Consumers'
league, rises to remark that there seems
to be something doing among the retailers
in New York. Kind of a friendly agree
ment about so much per pound and per
doinn and that sort of thing."
He Tries An Eiperlment,
The Idea seemed to stick so Mr. Con
sumer took an idle hour at his downtown
offlre to do some Original Investigating.
Ten phone calls to grocers In the outly
ing dlstrtots gained for him the fact that
sugar could be had at the rale of sixteen
pounds for tl and here and there at seven
teen poinds for the same price. The
grocerrnen In the smaller stores In the
residence district seemed to have a won
derful uniformity of opinion.
"Funny about that," he remarked, Hint
ing his attention to a list of downtown
grocers and department stores. Here the
price of sugar varied from eighteen to
nineteen pounds for ft.
"Tea, we make a margin of profit selling
It at nineteen pounds," admitted the down
town grocery folks. "It Isn't a big profit,
but It Isn't a loss, either."
The same experiment was tried with a
certain high grado of navel oranges. Down
town at the larger stores the price was 30
cents a doxen, while the little dealers
asked from 48 to SO cents.
"No, sir," most emphatically exclaimed
Harry Fischer, secretary and attorney fol
the Omaha Retail Grocers' and Butchers'
association, "we don't discuss matters of
prices. Why, a membor of the association
can give away hts goods if he wants to.
(Up to date none has wanted to.)
Yes, They Jumped on Snap.
"You can get three or four men Into an
agreement and they will stick to It, but a
hundred or two grocers never. Somebody
would always bo jumping the traces.
They're hard, to hold together on anything
like that." ,
This latter statement was confirmed by
a formert member of the association who
remarket! that a few years ago they used
to hsve a lot of trouble holding together on
the matter of laundry soap.
This same soap today is Polling down
town at seven and eight bars for a quar
ter, while the "others" those further from
, the city make a pmot'cnlly uniform price
of six bars for a quarter. These latter, it
so happens, are members of Mr. Fischer's
"The retail grocers organized to cut out
bad credits," explained Mr.J Fischer.
"There used to be lots of failures among
the grocers, but they are not falling any
But, howsoever, Mr. Ultimate Consumer
can't get it out of his head that with the
big downtown grocers consistently under
selling the outlying stores that have the
choicest patronage and evidently a uni
form scale of prices, there may be such a
thing In Omaha as a Retailers' Trust, of
which the big follows are not members.
Good Thins; to Hide Behind.
"And, Incidentally," observes Mr. I'. !.,
"If this Is a fact, the clamor against th
Meat and Storage House Trust affords a
good means of refuge for the local com
bine." Mrs. F. J. Burnett, head of the house,
hold economics department of the Woman's
Club, has tried a little experiment in buy
ing from the original producers, which she
discusses with some merriment.
"The farmers about Omaha seem to be
using the telephone to great advantage
she remarked. "I'd like to see one who
was foolish enough to sell his goods for
less than ths retailer Is getting for the
same stuff. , I have observed that the
farmer 'is pretty well Informed about what
he can get for his stuff."
G. COLLIN FINDS CITY
LAWS ARE TO BE OBEYED
He ia Impressed with the Part
Aaesl Cleaning; Yards by
- " Police Jsdic,
George Collin has gotten another re
minder that the city ordinances were made
to be obeyed.
"You're a nice sort of cltlxen," said Po
lice Judge . Crawford, fining him 10 for
neglecting to have cleaned the yards at
the houses, 2420 Cuming; and 909 and 911
North Twenty-fifth streets. "You want to
have all the advantages of a metropolitan
city and will do nothing to keep your prop
erty In a healthful and sanitary condi
tion." Health Officer Bonce stated that he found
the yards In a most Insanitary state. They
were piled up with garbage, and Collin,
who thought that he uhould not have to
pay for the cleaning of them, admitted that
some of he garbage had been there since
Collin, who gave notice of appeal, was
held in court until the bond was perfected.
He has been frequently prosecuted for
similar offenses, and the court records
how Jthat It Is only under compulsion he
will acknowledge his responsibilities as, an
jwoer of property.
The Fountain Head of Li fe
Is ' The Stomach
A man who has a weak and impaired stomach and who does not
properly digest his food will soon find thst his blood has become
weak and impoverished, and that his whole body is improperly and
Dr. PIERCE'S GOLDEN MEDICAL DISCOVERT, .
makta rne utomaeM itroaj. promote tho flow mt
d;iftlvo lulcoa, restores rae loaf mmpottto, make
. maBlmllmtloH perfoct, lavliormtem tho liver mad
purllle mad earlckee tho blood. It U tho irost hlood-moker,
tleoh-hullder mad roetoratlve . nervo tonic. It make mom '
atroat la body, aetlr la mind a ad tool la Imdiomoat.,
This "Discovery" is a pure, glyeerie extract of American medioai roots,
absolutely free from aloohol and all injurious, habit-forming drugs. Ail its
ingredients are printed on its wrappers. It hss no relationship with secret
nostrums. , Its every ingredient ia endorsed by the leader in ail the schools of
medicine. Don't accept a secret nostrum as a substitute for this eiate-provea
remedy or known coMrosmoN. Asa voua nriohbos. They must know of
. many cures makie by it during past 40 years, right in your owa neighborhood.
. W orld's Dispensary Medical Association, Dr. R.V. Pierce, Prea., BufUlo, N. Y,
GREAT CLEARING SALE OF WOMEN'S
UNTRIMMED HATS, 98c
Just 300 of these high grade,
fashionable, untrimmed shapes;
! heaver faced with bengaline and
i velvet body all leading colors
and black all up-to-date winter
Thursday These cloaks
Manufacturer's Samples and
FINE EMBR'R'D TURNOVER COLLARS $
Also stocks, hundreds of styles new this season . tft 'stj
worth up to 15o, at, -each. ,. ....... : i
Fine embroidery edgings and
Insertions medium- and
narrow widths, neat open
work patterns, 9 1 Aa
per yard ..... 2t"lvC
i WOMEN'S ONE-CLASP CAPE GLOVES 50c PAIR &
Excellent quality of cape gloves, in New Englsh tan shades
sizes 5 to 7H and, worth regularly 85c a pair , PA. W
Thursday, on bargain square, at, pair .7. :': UvJv W
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THURSDAY CHOCOLATE DAY
SWEETLAND-BASr ARCADE . ' W.
Famous old, fashioned Italian Bitter Sweets assorted fresh
fruit flavors, also the favorite nut center chocolates reg-
ularly 40c a pound on sale
I, at, ib
$ij Delicious Opera Caramels 40c
Iowa Man is
Found with Piitol in-Hand and Hole
in Head, He i. Supposed to
Have Killed Self.
The body of Charles E. Bennett of
Paralta, I.lnn county, Iowa, believed
to have committed suicide within a half
hour of his discovery, was' found !ylns on
an old door In Chris Jensen's lumber yard,
Fourteenth and Davenport streets, at 1:25
o'clock Wednesday, afternoon.
In his right hand the , dead man held a
revolver. He had died evidently from a
bullet wound In his forehead.
A shot in the direction of the lumber
ysrd was heard by"Wllllany Simpson, who
was at the Winter stablti on the opposite
corner. Soon after , Sam. Garth, who was
passing the yard, saw. tho dead man and
reported to the police. Willis Crosby, cor
oner, took charge ot the body and will
make an Investigation. The man's clothes
and genera', appearance gave the Impress
Ion that he was a workman.
He was probablv about 45 years of age.
buy trouble, but a genulue quarter buys
Dr. King's New Life Pills, for constipa
tion, malarja and jaundice. For tale by
Beaton Drug Co. . V.I, ."
CLEARANCE OF WOMEN'S
WINTER CliOAKS, $5
WORTH UP TO $12.50
are all this winter's styles long
lined. They are very
and have been selling
to $12.50 each
One great lot of women's night gowns, somo W
elaborately made, trimmed with laces
up to $2, at, each . .
HEATHERBLOOM PETTICOATS 98c jj?
Material looks like silk, rustles like silk and fV.
as long. These skirts gf
made In all sizes-
SALE IN BASEMENT
Several hundred women a warm and new winter ajv
cloaks good styles actually worth fff) QO
-up to $8.00,!at ..aP-5.0
Broken Lots of Women's HL
.18-lnch fine embroidered 50c
' flounclngs and skirtings,
also corset cover embroid
eries and galloons,
. per yard ........
Thursday only, ftp?
quality, lb .25c 1
LABOR ASKS NEW FARM LAW
Local Union Men Propose Change in
MAKE IT EAST FOB THE P00E MAN
V. Giare Proposes Plan to Bar
kett Where Tws Wltkeat Money V
May Take ClaJns and Per.
"Back to the farm," the cry sounded at
the recent meeting In Chicago of Burlington
railroad officials who are promoting home
stead claims In the northwest, will be taken
up by Central Labor union of Omaha at Its
next meeting, February 4.
L. V. Guys, trustee ot the organisation,
will present a resolution aiming at a final
revision In the homestead laws which will
enable persons of very small means to
take advantage of the government offers
In land. The resolution will be forwarded
to Washington and It is believed will be
the basis of a bill to be presented to con
gress. "According to the present law," said Mr.
Uuy, "we are informed by railroad offi
cials and others In touch with the altua
tlon, that a man must have In the neigh,
borhood of fl.OOO before he can take ad
vantage of the government homesteads.
"A man working for. a moderate salary
Is thus practically prevented from fling
for a homestead, tie must leave his home,
his business and go west and live on the
land for a prescribed term, make Improve
ments and cultivate the soli before the
tract Is his. If two persons could make
a Joint homestead entry not possible
under the present law one could 1 fill the
residence requirement while the other could
remain at home and contribute toward the
expenses of the other. At the end of the
term both could share the land.", . :.
At the meeting ot Burlington officials
held at the La Salle hotel In Chicago the
land seekers' movement was put up clearly 1
to the railway men. It was shown that
thousands of men are clamoring to go west
In search of homes of their own, but have
not the capital to back them.
An example was shoi In tha presence
of a clerk who attended the meeting. Hi
woa advised not to apply for a homeste&4
unless- he hod funds amounting close to
H.000. . . -. j -
"It would take me five years le save that
much," te said,' "and then It would seem
like a big expenditure to lay that much
qut ia order to secure a tract of land."
The resolution to be presented to the
Central Lbor union by air, Guys wUl.atm
111 J( Bid DOLLAR nAO 8AIF Saturday, Hand-J
ba8'l Wrth t0 l3'00' fr 81.00 Jj
bags, worth to $3.00, for Ql.OO
The department managers are fighting it out this week
in the race for sales. Every one is offering his strongest
bargains. Stocks are being forced down before the buyers
go east for Spring Merchandise. Prices now are ground to
the finest point on all Winter Goods.
Spring Silks for 1910
Are Now on the Counters
Pongees,- Rajahs and Mars Silks are destined to have another run of
popular favor. They are brought out In smooth and rough effects with
new colorings surpassingly beautiful.
Fashion has given her strongest endowment to them. Bennett's are
right In the forefront with broadest assortments. Evening and street
shades to please everybody. The
particularly well liked, the new iridescent effects.
too, are selling freely. Selections
showing are advisable, yard . .
Hundreds of pieces on sale Thurs
day, well made linen edges and
insertions, one to four inches
wide. More durable than any
other kinds for un
worth to 10c and
16c yard, at
Two Cases New Wash
p The Wash. Goods showing boasts of
JQ ' for spring 1910. Not a single piece from last year in the line. New
fabrics, new patterns are everywhere. There s an advance special
scheduled for Thursday, consisting of two
cases 32 Inch Tissues regularly selling at
25c and 36c a yard. ' There are checks and
stripes in pretty new color combinations, '
at, yard, for
3 Bennett's Give You Choice of 200 $
Until now selling for $25.09, $35.03 and $45.00, at . . .
You'll never see a greater opportunity. The suits touch the highest de
gree of tailoring art and refined style. . .
Handsome worsted materials In best shadings superb broadcloth models
and white, sere suits are embraced In the collection. They are lined
Hul,.Mnln. clflnna. Qoffn Thoaa ffurmanta ova tha nrnrillf't nf tha
highest class of man tailors who
Vmi'il hnvA to hurrv. The low
extra suit;.Any Bult or coat, without exception, regardless,
of former prices y
H . t ... a . . .. ... j .., .
Daily p,4 Sday Bee. .....,....,,.$6.00
.Woman's Home Companion 1.50
? Eegular price for both one
Daily Boe (without Sunday)
Begnlar price for both one
Daily aid Sunday Bee. .... $6.00
McClure's Magazine ............... 1.50
Regular price for both one
THE OMAHA BEE
at an amendment ;!n the federal laws, In
substance as follows:
Be it enaoted that two persons, both of
whom are qualified homestead entrymen,
may hereafter make a Joint homestead
entry. Residence upon the homestead and
general compliance with the homestead
law by one of the entrymen will be suffi
cient to moke final proof and secure put
em, provided that at tile time proof Is
made It Is shown that the entryman who
AiA nn r.M. Iinnn thft hnmMtMd COn-
I irlhutMt nnt .Ian. than 1500 toward the
support of the entryman residing upon
the homestead and In making permanent
Improvements thereon, provided further
that at the time final proof Is made the
entryman residing upon the land shall
make a division of the homestead into two
parts and the other entryman may take
choice of eKher of the two parts and
patent Issu. separately.
The attention of Senator Burkett of Ne
braska has been called to the action pro
posed by the Central Labor union. He In
structed the officials of the union to form
ulate their suggestions Into a resolution
and If approved by the labor union to
forward It on to Washlnirton.
NEW ONE NOT A JOKE, EITHER
Peaa Will De Hlaher Next Year Be
cause. Bred Supply Is
;.' -Short Now.
Lovers of poas may face a shortage In
the crop this spring, as the supply of seed Is
short. The crop was short lost year In the
pea growing district. Sweet oern Is In
about the same condition and Indications
A LINIMENT FOR EXTERNAL USE.
One of tha moat valuable quail tlei of Mother's Friend la tbat
It safe-guards the future health of the mother. It la a liniment to
be applied externally to the hody, the use of which lubricates the
ntniriM and tmdnns. softens the glands and ducii. prevent lamps
f orming In the h-wrtt, and relieves the pain, nervousness, nausea, and other
troubles from which so many expectant mothers sutler. "When Mother's Friend is
used regularly It flu and prepares the system for an easy and natural consumma
tion of the term, Women who massage with this great liniment are slways saved
much suffering when baby comes, and yecover more quickly, and -without ill effects.
Mother's Triend la sold at drug stores. Write for our tree book containing valuer
hi Information for expectant mothers. ,
THE DRADF1ZLO CO., ATLANTA, GA.
new rose, delft and green shades are
descent effects fr-f25 (M35
from this early -sHI
Twelre Ya ds for....
A very fine line of German and
French Vals. in edges and inser
tions to match. New importations.
New patterns. No better Val.
lace values have ever appeared
In town, at -
12 Yards 50c
Tissues at 15c and 19c
the newest and most desirable lines
re s an advance Bytsuiui
devote their entire time on high grade uj
nrlce is Influencing manv to buv an In
buy an W
year; .$7.50 J
year. .$5.50 .
year. .$7.50 J
are the demand for these will exceed the
Seed men say this will force up the price.
This Is not a joke.
"You Can't Tell
What They 11 Do"
So Says E. A. Cudahy When Asked if
Omaha Packers Are Called
"No one connected with Cudahy A Co.,
nor others of the South Omaha packers
has been served with subpoenas to appear
before the grand Jury in Chicago," said
E. A. Cudahy, In answer to a question In
regard to tho inquiry concerning the Na
tional Packing company.
"But you can't tell what they will do In
Chicago. However, there has been no In
timation of such action."
At the headquarters of each of the other
packing plants in South Omaha, a like
statement was mode.
There la no danger from croup when
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy Is used.
' Epileptic Takes Strychnine.
MARSH ALLTOWN, 7 a.. Jan. M.-(Speclal
Telegram.) Charles E. Sheridan, aged 4,
committed suicide last night by taking
strychnine. He was a victim of epilepsy.
Delivered to your residence ''
The same courteous treatment; same prices ;
and same prompt delivery guaranteed
Write or telephone
WM J. DOEKHOFF, Retail Dealer
. . ' OHlce 803 outh 7th Street
PhoneBell, Douglas 119; Independent A2119. t -
A Word About Bay-as
You Enter Cars
The new cars on Farnam Street have been thoroughly
tried out now and we, believe they are liked by our patrons.
The comfort of passengers will be still better served if pas
sengers will move toward the front of the car and use the
front exit whenever possible. This will avoid congestion at
the rear of the car and facilitate bothtentrance and exit.
OMAHA & COUNCIL BLUFFS
STREET RAILWAY COMPANY
You buy -right
when you buy
the Always well
"BTAHDS BVEBT TEST."
What care we for drifting snow
What oars we now the north wind blow?
While we have plenty of bread to eat,
Made from the finest of all wheatf
Ferf sot prodnot of Updike's mill.
Bolted and sacked with ears and skill J
Pride of the family pride of the west,
'Pride of Omaha" atanda every test.
MRS R. H. ROBERTSON.
R. F. D. No. 3. Box 95. S. Omaha, Neb.
An Order on Her Grocer for a
24 lb. Sack of Pride of Omaha Flour
to Emy Woman
who malls us a verse of four to six lines
(which we use for advertising) about Pride
of Omaha Flour.
Updike Milling Co.
1513 Sherman Ave., Omaha, Web.
Am Inhalation for
Creeoiene la a Boon to Asthmatics.
ItM. it kl M.n m..ra mSaetw to breathe In a
ruMdr for dlaMMS o tba breathing or.au tlian
to tako tho remodr Into ths stomach?
Cresolene euros beaoM tne air,
trongl antleeptlo. Is carried onr the aiMaaea
urfaoo with ery breath, Bl'lne; prolonged and
nor, -tan I treatment. It Is lnraluablo to mother
wits email children.
Thnee ot s Cob-
will And Immediate relief
from Coughs or inflamed
Condition of the throat.
Bend jpaetal for de
laO Fulton Btraot,
TWENTIETH CENTURY fARMER
The Best Farm Paper.
The land of perpetual June and
I v. t - ... A, f..
New York; 12 hours from Flori
da. Temperature 68 to 78 do-
A ' rJ.. l.n,VlS til.
amoua Colonial Hotel ia here.
Full partleulen la rrganl to thle moet S!hhtfti
of winter raort. trM on i miim. Addrvm. t'ort.U
Kart Coeel IU1lr. Ae.i or h'V Yoik
and Cone Mali Hkamanp Co, Pier 14. Kat Klv.
)iw Yorhi or i RrabcU Ofono uf ell
Appear a nee
are the two requirements of a
shoe and the shoe which com
- bines these qualifications
with reasonableness in price
is Just the one you are look
The Cook Shoe
just fills the bill all along the
line.' There' are no better
shoe values than we offer.
Have you noticed? This Is
good weather for rubbers. W
sell them in all styles.
Cook Shoe Co.
1600 Farnam Ht.
uuuaie. ... ,OT.,ra.
THC BKCR YOU UKC K4
3224 So. SMth Street,
Door- 1889, Bod tSU,
lad. A-1480. .
Taft's Dental Rooms
no t ELS.
lettl AND JACKSON
TaesosUsd for Its Beaatf aa4
M happiness, health, ft
JK love, comfort and
wealth in '
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