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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 21, 1910)
TTTE BEE: OMATTA. WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 21. 1910.
RETAIL PRICES ON LUMBER Eastern College Lad
Country Dealer Insists that Figures
Are Not Too High.
PUTS BLAME ON WHOLESALERS
ars laalrr Will fcw that Maa
Wb Meets toasamer t Ike
Oif to Dlimr for tar
A retail duster In lumtwr. whoa
budneas is conducted in a small town out
In U,a stata. writes to The Fiee. s-ivlr.s; M
vl-ws of the rrewnt lumber violation.
kka that his name be withheld, and
ieiu-t 1 rntd. H!s I'Uer follows:
"Having1 bn a retailer of lumber In
Nebraek for many years, I read with a
smat d-l of Interest the articles In your
Issue of December 15. 1 and 17. regarding
the hitch pre of lumber and the retailer
ran 'in keening It up to the prohibit!
mark. Had your Informant confined
strict urea to the retailers of Omaha. I
should have had no quarrel with him, for 1
am unacquainted with the retail price In
the tity. Hut when he extends hla criticism
to lm Uida.ltto. iuntry trade, 1 become one
of the Indicted and entitled to representa
tion In court.
"Just one of the many statements touch
Ing the retailer. Is entitled to consideration.
That is that the ordinary retail business
can be profitably conducted upon a margin
of K per rent profit. Most of us would Use
to aecura so -much, but are unable to do so.
' t'rlrr at Too inch.
"The very first accusation In the article,
entitled 'Unfair Lumber Proflta.' that 'tha
price of lumber to the consumer In Omana,
and In fat, through the country. Is aa high
or higher than it waa when the retailer
was paying from $10 to 112 more per thou
sand for his steck 'than he Is at present,"
is open to two obJe Hons. The fact is that
tha retail price through the country' Is
fully S3 per 1,000 feet lower than it was In
lii7. And there has never been a time In
tha history of the lumber business In Ne
braska when the retailer paid $10 to $12
more for his stock than he does at preaent.
Singer and Mechanic
Franke of the Cornell Glee Club Tries j
His Luck with the "Sons i
Charles A. Frsnke. a New Tork boy ho
pent last summer In the llavelork shops
will be one of the members of the Cornr'l (
f;iee club coming to Omaha Tour.;
Kranke. who belongs to one of the old i
New York families, came out to Havelock
last July with Arthur Wak'ley, the son
t f K W. Wakeley, general passenger asert
(f the Burlington lines went of the MIs-
The two b--iye. who are seniors at Cornell,
worked as mechanics' helpers by the plce
and earned from $T to $4" a month by
manual labor whlie they learned the business.
"I1LHG SUIT iET
v'iT5-iTT T.rvof nn RfrnaTO
hi' JUU V J-IWOU VJi-l Kl 111. UVj io
of Omaha Three Days
Lad of Twelve Years Rescued from
Starvation by Police Looking
for Hit Mother.
Lost In Omaha and without food for
three days. Harry Roper, 12 years old. was
rescued from threatening starvation by
the police Tuesday morning.
Tha boy waa found by an officer at
Union atatlon. The younpster told the
policeman that he had been sent by his
father, aection foreman at Gibbon. Neb.,
to see his mother at Council Bluffs. He
said that hla mother's name waa Florence
The boy waa given treatment for his
weakened condition by the police surgeons.
Ho will be delivered to the Juvenile authorities.
find you make no mistake
when you choose this popular
economic store to get it.
SWKI.L l .MBKKM.AS Plain wood
handles and fancy mounted
at . $1.50 S2.50 83.50 to So
Fine, Soft Unon Night Shirts, daintily
trimmed, French neck, In hffndsome
Real Silk Hosiery, tan, black and gray, put up In fancy box of two
pairs, at ONK IM)L1AH
Fancy SuEPf nder and Garter Set 81.00
Hope and Tie Sets, in all colors SI. 00
Combination Sets of Hose, Tie and Handkerchief. -S1.50 and S2.50
Garters In fancy Christmas Box, just a rememberance, you know
at 23? and 50
Lots of other things, too. Walk round our windows. That will
aure help some.
lfi"" 'ill -ZZ-1 "-'''"-i'JH'vyIv n
Res' This If Tna Want the Reneflt.
J. W. Greer, Greenwood. La., suffered
with a severe case of lumbago. "Tha
rains were ao Intense I was forced to
hypodermic injections for relief. Theaa
attacka atarted with a pain In the small
nor half that amount. The highest price ot my back which gradually became
ever paid by the retailer was In the sum
mar and fall of fi7. when the prices of
common stock re from $1.50 to $3-60 higher
Instead ot from $5 to IS as stated.
"The statement that the retailer was de
manding about 100 per cent profit Is too
ridiculous t be considered, and Is refuted
by their own figures. The assertion that
tbe ordinary retail business can be con
ducted at an expense of 5 per cent la also
too foolish to be entertained seriously, i
Will all you Nebraska retailers who are
conducting your business upon a margin
of t per cBt or less, of your gross sales
please rise and be counted. Thrtnk you, air,
you may be seated. The facts are that
tbe average retailer's expense la Just about
double the amount qaoted, and many of
them exceed this.
Wholesaler to Blame.
"Tbe attempt upon the part of the whole
saler to compare the prices during August,
1907, when we were at the crest of the
greatest era of prosperity this country has
ever known, and In tha midst of the build
ing season when the mills were burled un.
der an avalanche of orders, and strain
Ins every resource to furnish the material
for which tbelr customers were clamoring,
with tbe prleea during December, 1910, when
tha building season has practically closed,
and tha market ia showing tbe heavy sag
la price which Inevitably accompanies the
cessation oi building operations for the
wihter, and-stlll further depressed by the
eurtallmant of W per cent of tha normal
demand, owing to, the withdrawal of the
railroads frota the- market, ia manifestly
unfair, and made with the very evident
Intention of, deceiving, even though tbe
prices quoted were correct, which they
"Tha retailer through the country would
be the first to welcome an Investigation
as to the high price of lumber, and the
consuming public might then learn why;
common lumber waa selling for from tti
to 17 per thousand at the mill In 1W3, while I
In the year of our Lord. 1907, fourteen!
years later, under Improved methods ofj
manufacture, the retailer was paying from
tit to 117 for the same class of material.
Every Intelligent retailer knows the rea
son, and he XflOCX. too. that tbe advance
In price oannot be charged to him."
fairly paralyzing. My attention was at
tracted to Foley's Kidney Remedy and I
am glad to Bay after using this wonder
ful medicine I am no longer bothered In
any way by my old enemy lumbago." Sold
by all druggists.
The woman who uses
poor spices hasn't realized
add the proper, sosppy, fresh
Cstror to all your baking. I
racked fresh la alr-titjht car- i
toss-ginger, pepper, mustard. r '
cloves, etc. Grocers, loc j
1 TOMt IROI., Dts Maisct, U. I
Kirs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup
Ru bees ued for orwr SIXTY-FIVE TEARS by
MILLIONS MOTHKRft for their CHILDREN WHILE
TKETHIIO, with PERFECT RI'CTKM. It BOOTHKS
th. CHILD, SOFTENS th. Ol'MS. ALLAYS all PAIN :
Cl'RKS WIND COUC, ind u the bt n-medj- fnr
PIAKKH'CA. Sold br Drurv-1-tl in ever? Imil of ths
valid Be.ur.snd ssk fur "Mrs. Wln.low'i Soothing
Srrspt'snd tsks no other kind. Tw.ntT-IWa nau e
bottia Uvsrsnteed nndr the Pood snd Dnn Acs,
Jiul JOttk 14. SorUI H'lmberltov
A3 QLO AXD WU. THi0 SXIUDT.
One death in every ten in yotir locality La
caused by Tuberculosis.
You can help stamp out this disease,
Use Red Cross Christmas Seals
on your Holiday Letters and
Cost One Cent Each.
Anyone may sell them.
Everyone should buy them.
Distributing headquarters for Nebraska:
807 Brandeis. Phone Tyler 1687.
ADDRESS TUBERCULOSIS SECRETARY.
BAILEY (EL MACH
Bast eejulppen ental offlc- In tne middle west. Illgbett
grade dentistry at reaoaaDie arlcsa. trceiala nillngs. Just
e tbe tooth. Ail Uutlruueaie) earefully sleriUaed after eaca
1UIUII FIXeOR. PAXTOX BLOCat
Oonrr 10tb sail Farwai -Ktreeta.
"Yhat Shall I Give Him For Xmas?"
IF HE IS A SMOKER LET US SUGGEST THE FOLLOWING:
His Own Affidavit
Sticks to the Story that Yeier
Prompted Him to Tell Per-
Repudiating his affidavit that Ietect!ve
Steve Maloney coerced htm Into signing
an affidavit, charging John O. Telser with
prompting him to tell a perjury story,
William F. Taylor took the witness stand
before Judge Bears In district court Tues- j
day morning and stood by his story that
Telser Induced' him to He on the witness
stand In order to bolster up his case against
' John Blanck. a liquor dealer, and the
Title Guaranty Jt Trust company. Cross
examined by Telser, Taylor stuck to his
story- When Telser asked him If he had
not been promised Immunity from the
charge of a statutory crime If he would
testify that Telser prompted him to per
jure himself in the case against Klanck.
Taylor tesilTed that no such promise ever
was made to him.
Taylor during his examination scruse.l
Telser of taking two-thirds of the amount
of the Judgment he secured for Taylor
whan he had agreed to fight the case I n
Mrs. Taylor mas placed on the witness
stand by A, G. Elllck. deputy county at
torney and, attorney for the Title-Guaranty
A Surety ousnpany. Hlsnck's bondsman,
and said that Yelser "put her and he.
husband up'1 to telling a perjury story tha:
her husband had not settled with Hlnnrk.
When Mr. Telser ajked Taylor whether
or not he has been promised Immunity If
he testified that Telser induced him to t ll
a perjured emry, the witness de lined to
snswer. When Judge Scars asked Taylor
If be haa been promised Immunity, Tslur
said no such promise has been made tu
Pipes, from 25c up to $25.00
Cigars, per box, from $1.00 up to $20.00
Humidores, each, from $1.50 up to $25.00
Cigar Cases, each, from. . .50c up to $8.00
Cigarette Cases, ea., from 50c up to $8.00
Tobacco Jars, ea from $1.00 up to $8.00
In fact everything in the Tobacco Line If our name
is on it you have your guarantee of quality ....
Tr,s,s imRTROT&OM RMS
sU. as ssF' sU-y 1 1 ilsU. s Ai, tamw7 sis M sUsaC JUL Jf
313 S. 16th Sts.
Draws Heavy Fine
. for Tilting the Lid
Primo Eanza Given Big Penalty for '
Selling' liquor at Hii Home
Primo Raasa. keeier of a ssloon at ill
Pout a Thirteenth street, was ftned ty and '.
costs ia police court Tuesday morning for
rxteivdtng kla retail liquor bustneos to h:
hoin on urdays
Tlx roll'" rslded the Rsnsa home aa.i
rapture. Intoxicants. The oasis was at Hi
South Thirteenth street
tVnstliwtjon Is the entire of imny i
,:iems a'-'-l itnorons tliat make lile ini--
i able. T-iS t'liamherlaln"a Mviiiuv'.i i.nd
Ulet TaWieis. ky uur low.l i,;-uljr
and yoi.:wLl avoid tuese djissiue. yr
Ua by ail dssUsa
Now that the time for coasting and other winter sports ia at
hand, we want to speak a word of WARNING, with particular
reference to COASTING.
On all streets on which there are street car tracks, and on
all hills which cross or terminate on streets having street car
tracks, there is a CONSTANT DANGER to those indulging in the
exhilarating sport of coasting.
Men and women, as well as boys and girls, have lost their
lives, or have been seriously injured by dashing into moving
or standing cars on their sleds or travelers.
Why jeopradize your lives by coasting where the hazard is
so great, when tnere are so many places in this city of h.Ht where
this sport may be indulged in with perfect safety?
Assist Us in Preventing Accidents
Omaha & Council Bluffs Street
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