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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: JULY 30, 1911.
WONDERFUL GAINS IN 1910
Business in Omaha Shows Increase of
Orcr Eighteen Million Dollars.
OLD LKfXS DO VERY GREAT TRADE
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which Omaha place before the merchant!
of the middle weet are such that It hae
reaaon to be Justly proud. The quality
la equal to that made by any factory in
the United Slate, and the fact that the
western buslnes la to a treat extent corn
ing to thla city only goe to prove that a
In vry other enterprise Omaha atanda
among the foremoat in the manufacture
of cracker. The Omaha bualness totaled
S7to,oov in ma
task aad Do ore.
la the iub and door buslns Omaha
ooncema are holding their own and even
winning over bualnese from other cltie
every month. It ia probable that Kansaa
City, with ita much larger population, has
a alight bulge on Omaha, but with this
one exception Omaha han no close com
petitors in this section of the west. Sashes
and doors are made and sold In Sioux City
and Lincoln, but the trade from these
towns is insignificant as compare-, with
the business done by the Omaha firms.
The territory which secures mort of Its
aupplle of this kind Is very large and in
cludes Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, South
Dakota. North Pakota, Kansas and Mis
souri. The sash and door business la not
confined elmply to the manufacturing of
ash and doom, but tncludea also aureen
doora, porch building material, staircase
material, fancy posts and every product
of the millwright's art Th total aaah and
door business in 1810 amounted to 186.000.
Irnpi, Jellle and Preaeevea.
Four hundred carloada of ayrup bearing
twenty-one branda, which Included many
different grades of molaaaea, sorghum,
corn, cane, maple and sugar ayrup and
valued at $800,000, la made In Omaha yearly
and distributed over the enttr country
weat of the Missouri to th coast. These
products are made by Farrell St Co. at
Tenth and Dodge atreeta, who. outside of
th truat, rank a fourth in sis In the
The Omaha factory la the only ayrup
factory in the United States which manu
facture Its own cans and packages. About
15,000 cans ar mad each day, the ma
jority of which la used to contain the fac
tory products, whll a portion la dlspoaed
of to local concerns. This is a large factor
to the company, for in thla way it la not
hampered by slow shipments of packagea
from eastern concerns. The total business
In 1910 was S486.000.
Omaha Brewery Trade,
Th brewerlea of Omaha play an Im
portant part In Ita Industrial and economic
life, because' of the else and commercial
relations. Their annual business runs Into
the millions of dollars and their annual
payrolls into six figures. In the distribu
tion and dissemination of wealth the brew
ing Interests rank among the leadera of
Th capacity of th largest of the brew
tries Is 100,000 barrels of beer a year, and
th total output of ino will com to 470,000
barrel. Th value of thla product at the
wholesale price is about $4,000,000, a con
siderable factor In th total of Omaha'
So far a Omaha and Nebraaka ar con
cerned th local brewerlea have remained
practically supreme, although competition
from other cities haa at times threatened
to become keen and there ar many agen
cies and methods of distribution. Except to
some slight extent in the bottled trad, the
local Industrie have hardly felt thla com
petition. Th total bualneaa In 1910 was
t portiag Good Trad.
Omaha I th sporting goods center of
th territory between the Mississippi river
and th Rocky mountain.
And with It two large wholeaale and re
tall exclusive aporttng gooda housea, to
gether with three large wholesale houaes
which make th wholesaling of aporttng
gooda en of th feature of their bualneaa,
the Lee-Olass-Andrsesen company, th
Paxton-Qallagher company and the Wright
dc Wllhelmy company, Omaha is In a splen
did position to supply this demand in the
best possible way and to continue It near
monopoly of the trads of the dlstiiot
Th heads of the various- big concern in
th city, when asked to place an estimate
on th total business, retail and wholesale,
which was don in sporting goods in
Omaha, gave figure varying from 1600,000
A few years ago the sporting goods of the
middle west was supplied by the exclusive
wholesaling sporting goods houses, but of
later , years the large hardware concerns
have been breaking Into the business. Lo
cally the L-Ulas-Andreeaen people have
handled sporting goods for fifteen year.
Fnrnltnre aad Carpets,
Shopper look to Omaha a headquarter
and to this city they com for supplies.
Only . the trade excursionists really ap
preciate thla field, the field Into which
th household goods are sent. The Jobbers
of carpets and furniture do a great busi
ness from Omaha. Th furniture making
Induatry la also on the boom.
Thla retail aide of the story la small In
Importance compared to the Jobbers' and
manufacturers' tale of the part Omaha
play In furnishing the homes of the sur
rounding territory. It is only worthy of
mention In that It Indicates the personal
attitude of the people toward Omaha wares
and indicates the reason why the mer
chants of the territory do their shopping
of Omaha Jobbers.
The story of the dealers' shopping runs
Into large figure. Its slse Is Indicated, In
some degree, to the outaider by a trip
through the wholesale district, a vtBit to
the wholesale establishments and a glimpse
at the quantities of wares handled there.
Possibly figures, of which the statistician
la so fond and which mean so much from
th bookkeeper' point of view, will give
a more tangible idea to th general public,
as well, of th part Omaha play In equip,
ping the home.
Oanafca Hardware Figaro.
To tak hardware a typical, since hard
war deals so largely with the home's ne
cessities and doe not Include th frivols
and fads, seem logical. The figure for
the hardware Jobber in th year 1M0 ar
KkJO.OU). These represent a conservative,
unexaggerated estimate of the amount of
hardware sold through local house. Tin
war, and this I a large buslnes locally,
t not Included In this estimate.
For th wherewithal to equip th beds
of th home, Omaha Jobbers and manu
facturer ar also regardful, and bedding
mattresses ar turned out la fin shape for
th critical trad. Th extent of th manu
facturing sld of th buslnes la generally
Indicated by the figure for which
Oasaha Crtasttry Trad.
Within th last fw year Omaha haa
grown to be the greatest producer of
creamery butter In the world. Thla emi
nence wa attained at leaat four year ago
when the output for 1906 waa 10.000.0TO
pounds, of an estimated value of $2,000,000.
and slnoe then the distance between Omaha
and Ita nearest competitor ha grown by
leap and bound a. so that Omaha's posi
tion as the first butter making city In the
world Is not challenged nor even . ap
proached by any rival.
For the current year the estimated out
put la one-third more than In l!, or -1S.-
000,000 pounds, worth something like $3,000,
000 Th products of the Omaha creameries
goea round th world. A large percentage
la for foreign export trade and particularly
In Great Britain haa a big demand been
created for Omaha butter.
. That Omaha la the only city where so
many centralised creameries exist Is as
cribed to It specially favored geographical
location. In past years the east became
unable to make the butter It needed for
Ita own consumption because the large
population there demands all the milk and
cream produced within shipping distance
for Immediate use In the natural state.
Vinegar and Pickle Badness.
Omaha has kept abreast of other cities
of the west in the vinegar and pickle busi
ness and has grown very rapidly. The
Ilaarmann Vinegar and Pickle company Is
on of the leading firms of the weet. It
has put out goods that have been of such
excellent quality that they have won gold
medal awards. There are no accurate fig
ures on Just how much business In this
line Is done In Omaha each year, but the
concerns show results which prove an Im
mense gain In 1910.
Oils Total 2,8N0,000.
The Omaha oil companies Jobbed a total
of $2,880,000 In oils, lubricating and Illum
inating, during 1910. This Industry Is one
of the largest In Omaha, with products be
ing sold In all parts of the west. The trade
In Nebraska has been on the Increase and
for this year. It Is figured, the increase will
be th largest in the history of the imsl
nes. Omaha' Piano Bnslnesa.
Omaha Is taking place among the other
cltie of th weat in the manufacture of
piano. Th firms In this city who make
piano or who Job them have witnessed an
Immense Increase In their business since
1900. Last year the business was a record
breaker. For 1911 the outlook la excellent
and the Indications are that the business
will be the largest the firms have ever
done. The pianos which are manufactured
In this city are of a superior quality, with
rich tone and great -durability.
Tent ana Awning. .
In 1910 the tenta and awnings manufac
tured by Omaha concerns totaled $340,000.
The Jobbing figures for the same year
were $-126,000. Gradually the firms making
awnings and tenta have been going ahead
with their trade winning campaign and to
day they are atrong competition for all the
cltiea of the west. Traveling talesmen are
winning trade from Kansas City and other
competing points of Omaha.
Seeds Business Grow.
Th Jobbing figures on seeds sold by
Omaha firms In 1910 show that $520,000
worth of business was done. Thla total is
greater than that of any previous year
and prove that the Omaha seed firms are
getting a firm hold on the trade of the
west Th figures for 1911 will outraank
those of any other year, for every seed
Jobbing house In the city has had a won
derful trade thla year.
Harness and Saddlery Advance.
Omaha' saddlery and harness Jobbers did
$1,150,000 worth of business In 1910, while
th output of the manufacturer of har
ness and saddlery totaled $393,027. This in
dustry Is on of Omaha's leading branches
and I winning trade In all sections of the
west It haa a brilliant outlook for a
greater trad and territory during the next
five years. The business for 1911 will be
th best In th history of the city.
Omaha's Casket Trade.
Omaha haa but a single casket factory
and It doea a large business every year.
Its growth has been very marked during
th last ten year and Is steadily Increas
ing, according to figures given out by the
firm, the Omaha Casket company.
Umbrella Industry Grows.
In 1910 th Omaha umbrella manufactur
ers did $10,000 worth of bualneaa. Thla Is a
new industry to Omaha and Is Just be
ginning to grow rapidly. Th Western
Umbrella company Is the leading firm and
Its business has expanded very much dur
ing the last four or five years.
Baslneaa Colleges Grow.
Omaha keepa Ita young people well lr
the education line. In addition to Ita ex
cellent publlo school system and Its vari
ous colleges, the city has several business
colleges, which every year turn out many
young men and women well equipped for
th commercial world. The Boyles Busi
ness college Is one of the leading Institu
tions. It has been the business college
that has always gone to the front In every
movement to better th educational system
of th city.
Brick and Tile.
Th brick and tile factories turned out
produots to the amount of $375,000 In 1910,
while th Jobber did business to th amount
of $3,610,000. Much of the brick was sold
In Omaha, where many buildings were
erected. The Jobbers, however, did a large
business all through the west. Th trade
In this line for 1911 will probably be by far
the largest In the history of the local In
dustry. Typewriter In Omaha.
Omaha Is becoming a city of typewriters
and the local headquarters of tho leading
typewriter firms of the country find this an
excellent Jobbing center. Thousands of ma- ',
chines were sold in Omaha last year anil
the firms Jobbed many thousand in Ne
braska and other statea. The aalesmen
traveling out of this city did almost as
i much business aa those who worked out of
larger competing cities.
Glectrle (applies aad Flstarea.
Just aa strong evidence that Omaha Is In
the top-notch class among the other cities
of the west In the sales of electric supplies j
and rtxturea it may be atated that the firms
here did $1,400,000 worth of business In 1910.
Th traveling men from the local firms
have established a strong and firm business
in the west. j
Groceries Head All Rest.
In 1910, the wholesale grocery houses of
Omsha totaled a buslnsss of $14,600,000.
which Is the largest amount of business
done by any branch of Industry In the
city. The wholesale grocery house of this
city ar among th best In th west and
they ar rated a strongest competition for
any city. Kanaaa City, St. Joseph, Minne
apolis and St. Paul find the competition
(of these firm all they care to meet.
Faster Trad la Omaha.
Jobbers In paper last year did a bualness
that totaled $3,600,000. Tbe wholesale paper
firms of Omaha are among th leading In
th west and their business la Increasing
by bounds every year.
Electratype and Nlekeltyates.
Business by manufacturer of elctro-
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OMAHA HARDWOOD LUMBER COMPANY
The Omaha Hardwood Lumber company,
Thirteenth and California streets, does a largo
wholesale and retail business in hardwood lum
ber. It handles the following: Cypress, oak,
ash, gum, poplar, hickory, walnut, birch,
cherry, mahogany, bridge material, wagon and
implement stock, reaches, bolsters, axles,
tongues, long fir timbers, oak mining timbers,
etc. Amis Field and O. W. Douglas are the
members of the firm.
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ALLEN BROTHERS COMPANY
Allen Brothers company, wholesale gro
cers, are one of the Omaha firms that are
known all through the west and that have a
large business . in N-ebraska and adjoining
states. Tho famous A. B. C. brand of goods
is sold by this firm. These goods are known
in all sections of the west and have a very
wide sale. The company is one of the insti
tutions of which Omaha is very proud. Many
traveling men are kept on the road, and the
business of the house is on the increase all
NEBRASKA SEED CO.
Uated as the largest wholesale and retail
seed company in the statu, the Nebraska Seed
Co., is one of the leading firms of Omaha. It is
located at 1203 Jones street. Garden and truck
farm s-oeds of all kind are sold at retail and
wholesale by the Nebraska Seed Co. "Seeds
That Grow" are sold in largo quantities. Tho
business of the firm is growing rapidly and the
company is now gaining a reputation of being
one of the best in the west.
FARRELL & CO., Inc.
Syrups, molasses and sorghums are refined
by Farrell & Co., Tenth and Douglas streets,
one of tho oldest firms in the city. This com
pany maintains a high standard in all its de
partments and is one of the few refining con
cerns that has witnessed a big increase in its
business. It makes its own cans and operates
; its own tank line. A new factory was erected
by this company in 1910. This is one of the
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CARPENTER PAPER COMPANY.
The Carpenter Paper company, one of the
leading paper houses of the middle west, i
located at Ninth and Harney streets. It hag
prospered much during the bust ten years and
today is one of the leading institutions of this
city. The present home of the company was
erected within recent years and is a modern
structure throughout. Tho company has a
large number of salesmen on the road who
sell goods in practically every town in Ne
braska and in a majority of the towns and cit
ies of adjoining statea The Carpenter Taper
company does business in a thorough manner.
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The Miller, Stewart & Beaton
Co. ia one of the leading furniture
houses in the middle west. Furni
ture, carpets, draperies, rugs, mat
ting, linoleum, oil cloth upholstery
goods and window shades are sold
by,this company. The department
of interior decoration maintained
by this store has done a large busi
ness during the last year. The
latest ideas on home furnishing
are secured by experts in this de
partment. Period furniture at this
store has attracted particular at
tention. The store is located. at
413-15-17 South Sixteenth street.
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B. F. SWANSON CO.
Few places in this coun
try are there where the h.
C. Smith & Bros, typewrit
er is not sold. In Omaha
B. P. Swanson Co., 131.0
Farnam street, are the
representatives. They are
the sole state distributors
for Iowa, Nebraska and
South Dakota. Stores are
maintained in Omaha, Lin
coln, Des Moines and
Sioux City, the general of
fices being in Omaha.
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AMERICAN HAND SEWED
The American Hand Sewed
Shoe' company, Twelfth and
Harney streets, was established
here in 1884 and has been stead
ily growing ever since. It man
ufactures excellent shoes which
have a wide popularity among
western trade. The goods put
out by tho American Hand
Sewed Shoe company are
among the best made in the
west and the merchants who
handle this line in the towns
made by the company's travel
ing men do a large business.
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BYRNE & HAMMER DRY GOODS CO.
When there is conversation about the big
firms of Omaha the name of Byrne & Ham
mer Dry Goods Co., Ninth and Howard streets,
Aia jabftays; mentioned. This firm is one of the
largest in the west. Its business has shown a
great increase for the past ten years. The ter
ritory covered by the firm has been increased.
The mail order department of the company is
closely looked after, special attention being
given to all orders sent in by mail, telegraph
or telephone. The directors of the firm are
Thos. C. Byrne, Geo. L. Hammer, Dan'l B. Ful
ler, Chas. N. Robinson and Chas. D. Zook. The
New York office of the firm is at 51 Leonard
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J. H. HENEY & CO.
J. H. Henoy & Co., 313-317 South Thir
teenth street, are manufacturers and jobbers
in harness, saddles, collars, utrap work, lea
thor, etc. Nets, covers, sheets, lap dusters in
every design are sold. "The best goods you'll
always find, just keep our name in mind."
The members of the firm are J. H. Haney, W.
A. McKey and W. M. Button.
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WESTERN UMBRELLA CO.
Umbrellas are manufactured in large quan
tities by the Western Umbrella Co., 1822 Far
nam street. Old umbrellas on which the cov
ers have been ruined are here recovered ami
made practically as good as new. Broken um
brella handles are removed and new ones
made. The firm has grown rapidly and is ono
of the really progressive firms of the city. A.
J. and M. J. Peasinger are the members of the
STORZ BREWING COMPANY
The plant of the Storz Brewing Company,
Sherman avenue and Clark street, is a fine
feature at which to look, and is just as fine a
one for inspection, too. This corporation
makes tho famous Triumph beer. In the man
ufacture of it tho Storz company uses its own
artesian well water. The company bottles
and brews. The sale of Triumph beer has
been so great as to cause even the makers to
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I TEN BISCUIT COMPANY
The Iten Biscuit company maiutaiun u mod
ern factory at 1202-4-6-8-10-12 Capitol avenue,
where its 'Snow White Bakery" makes some
of the most appetizing dainties sold in Omaha.
The crackers, cookies, etc., manufactured by
this firm are sold extensively in Omaha's terri
tory. Competition with similar concerns of
other cities doing business in this territory has
found the Iten company coming out with tho
best results, ai'd way in the lead.
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