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Enormous Wholesale Business Done
for Gats City Houses
VOLUME IS CONSTANTLY GROWING
Annual Increase Shows Development
of Omaha Territory.
EVERY LINE IS REPRESENTED
Substantial Houses Engaged in the
Handling of Everything.
WHAT YEAR'S FIGURES SHOW
Tabulated Statement for 1000 Provei
Omaha to lie In Front Hank
mm a Wholesale
With sixty-one different kinds of manu
facturing establishments, Omaha had an
output of products to the aggregate value
of 1191,872,000. The various Jobbing Indus
tries likewise passed the hundred-million
mark in volume by a considerable margin.
An inspection of the lint of Omaha manu
facturer reveals the fact that the widest
sort of diversity characterizes the manu
facturing activity of the city. Some of the
most novel articles of manufacture to be
Imagined are among the output of local
concerns, In the sama surprising volume
as that attending the manufactures In Im
mensely larger cities than this.
In considering the reasons for Omaha's
good fortune In possessing and attracting
manufacturers, those In the seething busi
ness explain first and foremost thv fact
that the town is happily blessed with many
railroads and la situated as advantage
ously In thla respect as any city In the
country.' Were It not for the. s(art the
older cities have and .the value In -certain
respects of being located on the seaboard,
those who have studied the situation say
Omaha by natural advantages should
really be a greater town than the other
The facility with which materials may
be assembled here Is one which makes Its
appeal readily to all discerning manufac
turers. Freight rates and time with them
are the chlefest Influencing condition.
Packing; Industry Leada.
Of course the packing plants of South
Omaha led In the productions of the metro
polis, but the output of a dosen other In
dustrial concerns passes the million mark
very year, and the smeltering plant pro
duced $30,813,000 In Its output of 1909.
The production of boilers and tanks
reached a volume of $1,000,000 last year.
This represented a rapid growth In the
manufacture of the heavy products In
Umaha, as such products had not been
manufactured to a very great extent here
Beer, close to the top In alphabetical
order on the list, also is close to the top
In the value of yearly output. There was
$.1,700,000 worth of the hops made beverage
produced here last year.
Omaha Is coming into recognition as a
great dairy town. Its creameries and dairy
produot concerns put out a total of $4.7.V.
000 worth of butter alone In 1909. In this
kind of manufacture more clearly than In
others Is the city's location shown to be
of great advantage. With dairy farms
scattered at short dlstancea around the
city and a great population of consumers
in all the outlying small towns and cities
of this and the adjoining states, Omaha Is
naturally looked upon and Its supply drawn
upon for the necessary dairy produots. It
Is generally believed by dairy men that
Omaha will one day take the lead among
cities as a producer of dairy staples.
Bread and bakery goods likewise rank
well up In point of volume produced In
Omaha. The output of these table necessi
ties reached an agregate of $1,300,000 in 1909.
Possibly the proximity of mills and the
great source of grains has had a big effect
In the growth of the bakery industry and
will exert even greater Influence In years
The new cracker factories which have
moved to Omaha have Increased the output
of crackers fivefold. The lien Biscuit com
pany Is a new addition and the National
Biscuit company has been working its fac
tory full force.
A new flour mill and Increase of the out
put of the Updike mill has doubled the out
put of flour from Omaha mills. The feed
products of the mills have about held their
White lead Is on the Increase, as the
Carter White Lead company has doubled
the capacity of its plant and while the
effect of this Is not bo apparent on lust
year's business the business for this year
should be doubled,
Stroud & Co., manufacturers of dirt mov
ing machinery, has expanded until its busi
ness has reached $600,000 a year. The ex
tent of this business was shown last week,
when Mr. Stroud received a photograph of
one of his machines being moved by oxen
In South Africa.
In the manufacture of clothing Omaha
supplies a great' territory ; and Is Increasing
rapidly the amount of its output. The
clothing manufactured hero last year
totalled a value of $2,375,000.
Manufacturing of confectionery has been
one of the steady growing Industries of the
city for several years and from Indications
seems to be on the way to a stable place of
Importance. The output was around $1,000,
000 last year.
Omaha has many manufactures which
have not been Included in the lists hereto
fore, but which have been Developing their
business until it has reached large propor
tions. The art glass business has advanced
Itself to a business of $50,000 a year. The
manufacture of advertising novelties has
become a big business for all sorts of
badges and novelties for conventions and
fairs are made In Omaha. Church furniture
to the amount of $100,000 was made In this
city last year to be sent all over the west
In Jobbing the city lias merely risen by
the natural weight of Its manufactures to
the Importance of necessity due to It.
Forty-eight different kinds of Jobbers make
up the business. Many different concerns
in each Individual line swell the ranks and
keep the distribution of products up to an
tr.ormous volume every year. The value of
the Jobbing done last year was $1111,133,000.
New Industries, both manufacturing and
Jobbing, are coming Into the city's life In
gratifying numbers every year. The new
ones which entered the field during the
year 1909 numbered fifty-five. They gave
immediate employment to between 800 and
1,000 persons. The year 1908 saw the advent
of almost an equal number of new concerns.
Omaha has many assets of a permanent
nature to offer new concerns, but does not
gild the offer with cash bonuses of free
sites, free lights, free water or free power.
The many new Industries have been lured
by the prospects of a bright future because
Omaha is a natural distributing place and
also a place where raw material may easily
be secured. Home patronage has been se
cured and that id another valuable asset
which Omaha has to offer.
Totals In Many Line.
Here tire some figure of jobbing for the
BUUaru anu oar room fixtures..
Boots and shoes
Brick and tile
Cigars and tobacco
Coal and coke
Electrical supplies and fixtures.
Drugs and chemicals
Fruits and vegetables
f urniture and carpets...
Woodwork, planing mills..
Wood and paper boxes....
tnegar and pickles
MILLIONS OF STORAGE SPACE
Omaha Is Well Equipped with Plants
that Arc Fireproof, aa Well as
lorr Burning Bnlldlnsrs.
Twenty years ago. to be exact. In 1891
there was no storage business In Omaha
worthy the name; today the Industry is
among the city's largest enterprises. Oma
ha's first storage house was established
by Oliver Maggard at the corner of Six
teenth and Leavenworth streets in 1892,
and consisted of nothing more pretentious
than a good slsed barn Mr. Maggard,
however, soon tired of the business and
disposed of his Interests to the Omaha Van
and Storage company which is, therefore,
the pioneer In the local field. Since then,
however, the business has increased to
many times its volume at that time and the
present business Is divided among almost
a dozen companies strong and well eqquip
pdefor the work.
Until the last few months the storage
business has been somewhat handicapped
by the high rates of insurance which the
companies demanded, because the ware
houses were not fireproof in their con-
bs.uuo' structlon. But this condition has been
2ti6,uu0 largely alleviated within the last year, two
WB HAVE BEEN MAKIXG SYRUPS FOB TWENTY-FIVE TEARS.
WE KNOW HOW
In Our Syrups You Gat The ORIGINAL FLAVOR
This la only possible because we get the raw materials from the
original place of production. Our own tank cars operate between
the plantation and our refinery. Here we refine them into goods
FAC2HELL & CO.,
SYRUPS WE MAKE OUR OWN CANS- OMAHA
See That They Come
THE NEBRASKA SEED CO.
HENRY 0. WINDHETM, Manager.
Hardware, light and shelf 4,200,000
Hats and caps 7b0,oun
Harness and saddlery 1,000,000
Linseed oil and flax products 800,000
Liquors . 6,000,000
Office furniture 1A0.OU0
Oils, lubricating and illuminating 1,800.000
Photograph supplies 160,000
Poultry, eggs, celery, oysters 2,000,000
Paints, oil. glass 2.750,000
Rubber goods 2,000,000
Syrups, jellies, preserves
Sash and doors
Gloves and mittens
Plumbing and heating
Tents and awnings
Office supplies, bank books..
Omaha's 1009 Factory Oatpat.
Value of products manufactured by
Omana plants In 1909:
Art glass $ (0,000
Advertising novelties 90,000
Hags and products 1,860,000
Alfalfa foods 750,000
Boots and shoes 675,000
Boilers and tanks 1,000,000
Bread and bakery products
uncKi ana tiles
Brooms and brushes
Cement block products..
Carriage and wagons....
cornice work, skylights and gut
tering Fence wire
Flour and feed
Feed, exclusive of flour mills
Grease and products of rendering.
Incubators and supplies
Iron and steel, structural
Labor and material on cars and
Lead and shot 125.000
City Salesroom, 1613 Howard Street.
General Office and Warehouse, 1208-10-12 Jones Street
Malt products 176,000
, Monuments 125,000
t Optical goods 58.000
i Packing houxe products 121,000,000
I Paint, mixed 26.000
! Proprietary articles 400,000
I Publishing 200 000
Refrigerating machinery 76,000
Road making and dirt moving
smelter products , 20,84.1,000
Street cars ,
Stock and poultry foods..
Trunks and valises
Tents and awnings
of the larger companies having made pro
vision for fireproof warehouse space. The
Omaha Van and Storage company has but
recently completed a fine new building at
804 South Sixteenth street, and the Express
men's Delivery company has one nearly
completed at Eleventh and Davenport
The storage business, as Is the case
with other lines of business, runs by sea
sons. From May 1 until the latter part of
June is the season of the year when goods
pour into the storage houses, while from the
latter date until about the first of Septem
ber there is little moving of goods
either In or out of the warehouses, the
withdrawal season lasting through the
early fall. Just at the present time, then,
the warehouses are accommodating about
the largest amount which they will hold dur
ing the year, and the Omaha houses are
uniformly reported aa well filled.
The local companies, in most cases, com
bine with the storage feature of their busi
ness a general hauling, packing and ship
ping business and 'handle, between them,
the bulk of the business in those lines. The
stage which the specializing process has
reached, even in the storage business, may
be noted from the fact that one of the local
companies is advertising that its new ware
house is to contain private trunk rooms,
heated piano rooms and other features
which appeal with equal strength to the
fancy of the well-to-do.
Probably the bulk of the Omaha storage
business is done in merchandise, the com
panies taking the goods from the merchant
who happens to be temporarily over-supplied
and holding them until he is able
to give them space. Several of the com
panies, however, handle household goods,
among them the Omaha Van and Storage
company and the Expressmen's Delivery
company. In addition to the strictly stor
age firms, many of the Implement firms
do a considerable amount of storage and
forwarding business. None of the strictly
storage firms have a department devoted
to cold storage.
All of the storage men of the city are
confident as to the future of their busi
ness and well they may be when the re
markable development, which has attended
the business in the past is remembered.
The total space devoted to storage pur
poses in Omaha will amount to in the
neighborhood of 2,000,000 cubic feet, about
1,250.000 of which is fireproof storage. These
figures are not inclusive of the amount
of space which the Implement companies
devote to storage purposes. It is next to
Impossible to place an estimate on the
amount or value of goods stored In a year,
for the reason that the periods for which
the goods are stored vary so, as does the
value of the different articles which oc
cupy an equal amount of space.
The local exclusive storage companies are;
William Bushman company, 1013-16 Leaven
worth street; Counsman-VanBurgh com
pany, 1647 North Sixteenth street; Express
men's Delivery company, 203 North Six
teenth street; Merchants storage company,
1307 Jones street; Omaha Van and Storage
company, 809 South Seventeenth street;
Omaha Warehouse company, 1909 Jones
street; Omaha Wool and Storage company.
Twenty-eighth and Gold streets, and Paclflo
Storage and Warehouse company, 1007 Jones
ready they are furnishing more drugs to
local Oalers than the outside firms.
There are three large wtiNesale drug
firms, although several of the retail drug
gists do a bit of wholesale work. These
larger firms are the American Druggists'
syndicate, the Richardson Drug company
and the E. E. Bruce Drug company. None
of these concerns do any manufacturing Ex
cept the Richardson people, who devote a
portion of their large floor space at Ninth
and Jackson streets to pharmaceutical
Figures on the business of the various
wholesalers In the city and every firm
which gave them stated that they were
conservative rather than otherwise will
total approximately (3.000,000 for the year.
The manufacturing business will amount
to 1500,000. From these figures something
of what the drug business, wholesale and
manufacturing, means to Omaha in a year,
can be gathered.
Iten Graham Crackers
Deli co Sugar Wafers
I-Oma Ginger Snaps
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Gate City Ginger Snaps
ITEN BISCUIT CO.
OMAHA MANUFACTURES DRUGS
Twa Large Ceseerat Do aa Esrlaalva)
M aaafaocuriua- Business Three
Largva W holesale Hoaaea.
Reaching farther into the west for their
trade than almost any other group of
wholesalers and manufacturers, the local
drug jobbing men' and pharmaceutical
manufacturers, although both industries
are comparatively new to Omaha, are es
tablishing themselves more and more firmly
every year and if the present rate of In
crease continues will soon prove formidable
rivals for the Detroit and St. Louis con
cerns which are the country's largest
The territory which belongs almost ex
clusively to Omaha's drug manufacturers
and jobbers comprises Nebraska, South
Dakota, Kansas and western Iowa, but
these firms, especially the wholesalers,
are constantly booking orders from the
western coast itates and the amount of
trade which they secure yearly from what
was primarily the territory of the drug men
of other cities. Is enormous.
There are two pharmaceutical manufac
turing horse in the local field the Henry
R. Oering company and the Goodrich Drug
company. These firms each manufacture
all the standard drug preparations which
they sell to wholesalers, a large part of
their products going to local dealers.
These men, although they do not claim
for their firms that they are the largest
In the section, are yet most optimlstle with
regard to the future. Indeed, they feel that
with the amount of support which they
deserve from local retailers and physicians,
the possibilities of Omaha aa a drug manu
facturing center are almost boundless. And
the way in which their business has In
creased by leapa and bounds seems to bear
out their statements la every detail. Ai-
had been abandoned because of malaria
among the men they were resumed. His
rure was very simple and within the reach
of ull: Take one lemon, wash thoroiiKhly
with a bruBh and hot water till all germ
are gone, cut In very small pieces, using
skin, seeds and all: cook In three glusnes
of water till reilliced to one, and take this
while fasting. I took It before breakfast,
and In less than a week I was myself
again. Since then I've had no use foe doe
tors. If I feel a little "off" I re-sort to
the lemon cure and all Is well. New York
Every woman looks good to some man.
How ran a bachelor of arts be wedded
to his art?
No, Conlella, a tall man Isn't necessarily
You'll never get to the front by following"
I Omaha Bottling Works
SERUM FOR BLOOD POISONING.
Reported Discovery of a Care Soogrht
by Medical Men (or Five
Dr. Julius I. Meltxer of the staff of the
Rockefeller Institute, New York City, an
announces that a positive cure has been
discovered by Dr. Paul Ehrllch, head of the
Institute for Experimental Therapeutics of
Frankfort, Germany, for one of the most
virulent forms of blood poisoning that is
known to continue into the second and i
third generations, and for which a cure has
been sought for more thann 500 years. The
serum has been used successfully in the
Rockefeller Institute, Dr. Meltxer said to
night: "The nearest cure that we could find was
of a mercurial nature, and positive cures
have never been known, but here comes a
discovery where positive cures have been
effected In one Injection of the serum and
a cure begun Inside of three hours and
completed In fourteen days. And, most
wonderful of all, not a single case has
failed to respond to the treatment, and not
once have ill effects been the result of the
The name of this great discovery is dla
mldoarsenobenzol, or No. "606," meaning
Dr. Ehrlich's 606th discovery. According
to Dr. Meltxer a new disease was recently
detected among the soldiers In the Philip
pines. Two of the men were broughht to
the Rockefeller Institute, where under the
direction of Captain Henry J. Nichols ex
periments were made.
It was found that this disease has cer
tain similar blood organism to the other
disease for which the cure was designed.
Tests were made by inoculating monkeys
and rabbits and then treatment was given
by the serum, a quantity of which Dr.
Ehrllch had se t to the Institute. To the
surprise of the scientists the animals thus
treated entirely recovered.
"Dr. Ehrllch has given to the world rem
edies for sleeping sickness and for remit
tent fever. These were wonderful, but he
did not stop here. About four years ago
he realised he was on the right track,"
said Dr. Meltxer.
. "The disease which the new serum cures
is responsible for paresis, locomotor ataxia,
valvular disease of the heart, etc.
"Instances are recorded where cases of
long standing have been cured - In two
weeks. Three hours after the Injection of
the serum all the germs have been killed
and driven out of the system and the sores
have begun to heal immediately, and the
patient has been completely cured In four
teen days. In no case has It been neces
sary to give more than one Injection of
"The disease, which it will now be able
to wipe out entirely, has been a scourge
on the various nations for hundreds of
years." Cincinnati Enquirer.
DEALERS AND JOBBERS IN
613-623 SOL Til 11TU STREET. OMAHA, KEU,
Lemons Cam Malaria.
Some twenty years ago I was a victim of
the disease, and, of course, took the qui
nine treatment, till my head began to grow
big and roar Internally and infernally. A
change of climate waa recommended, and
I went to Saratoga, but my head continued
to require more space and the roaring be
came louder, till I thought I would go mad.
One day my husband chanced to see an
article written by a physician on the Pa-
clfio coast, in which he said he had for
fifteen years been trying to find a remedy
for malaria which would not have the in
jurious effect of quinine. He was success
ful, and in many places where public works
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Operating a General Creamery, Ice
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1. Drunkenness, Opium, Morphine and other drag1
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t. Therefore, sclentlflo medical treatment la neo-essary.
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