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: TJIK BEE: OMAlfA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 1, 1915.
Omaha's Balance Sheet of Business for 1914 Shows Splendid Totals
Business of Omaha Shows
Great Gain for Year 1914
MJumfM-turiug . $I0fl,312,537
Jibing ,.. ICT,6M,47
Um) estato transfers 463,619
racking hooM output. ... ............. . 118,404,017
llanlc clearings .................. 9882,717,101
SmcllW outMit ........ .. 27,181, 14A
I tu tiding permits ...............
;tain receipts (bashel)
Oain shipment (bushels)
LIVE BTOCK RECEIPTS.
AtCl (bxl) .......... m.. . .'.mm, ...... . 0iM,004
) fc 0 mm 4H
Omaha hs experienced another prmpwoni year's business, although
cot la all !)& la an Increase shown, a m tha eat last year. Notable
talus war mada la tha manufacturing, ontfltit of ttie city, la tha packing
house output, grain shipments and bunding nottvitfo.
A. gala of nearly 18,000,000 la maafacturad pradnots tg satrwn by an
laborata table of figures gathered by the bureau o( publicity. From the
tame soarce of statistics cornea a showing of a gala of aoma 1,060,000 In
tha packing boate output over that of iaat year la South Omaha. The
shipment of grata out of Omaha hirMM4 this ys.r na 7.000,000 buih
e! over lat yr.
Building actMtiea, as ahowa by tha tctala of btttldlng permits for the
year, show a gala of substantially a half million dollars over the building
of last rear. ;
Tabulated Statement of Building Operations in Omaha by Months for 1914
MONTH. NO PERMITS. No.
January 79 55
February 5 37
March 147 86
April ........ 154 91
May 165 98
June 169 119
July .. 130 73
August 121 72
September .... 74 39
October ....... 73 36
November .... 71 86
December .... 44 20
WARttrTOt-flFJ: TmtCJC TTf RATETtR
FACTO Kl KB. A P AJITM ENT8 A 1! U.. C IA 7 Brt
No.. ' Cost. No. Cost. No. Coat. Buildings
4 $ 690 67 8 172,190 12 $ 8,260 8 180,440
6 1,225 60 186,075 16 35,100 221,175
7 1.020 117 304.435 30 16,730 321,165
11 4.835 122 ' 678,035 32 15.000 693,035
It 4.676 127.1,113,775 38 33.078 '1,146.853
15 6,350 140 369,050 29 34,975 404,025
18 3,205 104 331,955 26 70,650 402,605
14 7.415 103 492,265 20 28,800 521.065
12 9.265 61 306,085 13 6.276 312.360
14 5,375 66 141,575 17 16,100 157,676
12 11.875 64 125.213 18 8,370 133,682
6 4,875 33 174,475 11 42,000 216,475
Steam Lines in Omaha Trade Terri
tory Put Millions Into Improve
provements During Year.
LITTLE NEW TRACK IS LAID
Totals ...1.295 772 11,915,308 62 $1,636,200 26 $292,515 15 1194.600 7 $55,800 147 $60,805 1,034 $4,296,128 261 $315,328 $4,610,456
Money RipeadeeT la tor Bettenneata
Ipon the Different Systems aad
For churches were built at a cost of $150,000. Tw0 brick school houses were built at a cost of $90,000.
OIJAHA GRAI1I HART
Shipments Exceed Thoit of Any
Pretious Year by Several -i
Million Bushels. .
CORN C0NTINTJES THE KTNQ
Orralt from Nebraska and Nlk-
boring States, Coma to Omaha
mm Tkra Arm et All '
Over the World.
Whlla tha Omaha grain raoelpla during
tho year' 1914 were not tip to those of
nil tha ahlnmenta established a tie
rei-ord the grain aent away from tha lo
i al elevator exceeding tha aggregate at
any previous year by mora than 7,000 000
bushels. ' y
on the fat- ot the figures it appears
that during last jeer the Omaha grata
iwclpts wre aome t.OOO.COO bushels lrss
limn during tha previous year. As a
matter of fact they were, but tha rs-L-rUt
during 1013 were abnormal, hun
dreds of thousands ot bushels of grain
turning to thla market that by rlsbts did
not belong here.
in 1013 tho crop in Kansas, portion t
.Missouri and the entire southwsst was
practically a failure. Omaha H) the
nearest to the etrlrken territory of any
ot the great train marhets of tha coun
tty. That year the crcpa In Omaha
territory, Nebraska, Iowa, floutb liakota
and a goodl t portion ef Minnesota, eiere
aood. The result of all thla we that
ordcia for all kinds of sraln were placed
in Omaha for ahlpmenl south and weat
Sava Meary by Shipping Here.
Omaha beln cloaent to the vaat area
here rropa bad tailed tania it poaaiMe
Ui aend grain Into a territory that be
longed to other market. Omaha got the
nrnnt or the mlllina in tranalt rate and
was enabled to brlnf wheat, oom and
rlffht from the back: door of Cht
so. paying even better than Chicago
, iris for the aame. Had the grata been
first aent ta Chicago H would have paid
the frelirht there snd then back, while
,y aendlns- it to Omaha all thla was
yave4 and a correnpo.kdlns sum ef money
that would have been charged up o
This year the entire country weat of
the MlUnpt river has been smiled
upon and the vrvM have ba about the
beat in ita history. As a reauil, Omaha
hae. like the other primary markets,
draan but little gi tin from ouulde ot
its normal territory, yet. notwithstand
ing that, the Omaha Grata exchange and
It a members bave handled .6G00
lushla of erala. while the ahtimienta
l.ave readied more than 7 .117,000 bushela.
In dollar and cents, thla means that the
Omaha Grain exchange baa paid out
aomethtng" like .iOC,M to the fartnera
f Nebraaka ant the adjoining its tea.
Im b Ktame Beea.
The Omaha Oraln exchange still occo
uli't aomethlns like one-halt of the
euveuth floor of the Brandela building.
but hef jre anuther crop ready to handle
It be in a building ot its own ea
Nineteenth and Harney atreeta. There,
!ml Buiiiiuer. it hoiurbt lota and baa had
l id na preitaied for a aoveo-Btory, tire
i roi.f bulldlnx, the erection of which will
i An as as aptiug opna The
I utKling will coct about 1&O.0OO, and all
vxrrpt the lower floor will beSused for
tl-.e exchange and by men and firms in
the grain buainrM.
To give en idea of what Omaha did ia
the grain bualneaa, toe folloalng figures,
hulng the kinds of grain handled and
i; t)uar.Uty ot each, tugetbr wtth re
ft't and ahlpnteuta during 1911, ere
Bank Clearings for
1914of This City
The Clearing Iloune saeooiation gives
the following compearttye etatement of
bank cteeringe for peat years: '
1kv,,, 4f fvC) J 12
W1 .- 442,2,".7,7!l
14 41,471, 1
i. ....... ns.4ti.eti
1K". ....... i,4i'i,3iXI
Maroa , ,
SB J,7 17,101
7, 7)11, 34
K.',, Writ, lit
ii n ..
i .j y
is i ;
Omaha Has Largest
Lead and is Second
in Silver Output
Tbe OmaVa plant of the American
Smelling and Refining company con
ttnuts ss the largest, lead refinery la
tbe world end holde second place in the
refining ef allrer. The rslue ot the total
refined output for JSlt, however, la a brt
leae than 113, and although tbe number
ot pounde ef lead refined emeeds that ot
the latter year, .the .value Is teea. The
total ef the refined output during 1914
has a value ef sr7.m.ns.ll. sgalnet 131,-
414,4a0.7 for lftli. The amouat ot the out
put and value was:
Amount. ' Value.
Oold (ounce) ?.li $ sjttii.07T.ts
silver tounoesj .... i,w.T.B p..w,..
Lead lxwiiKts ,! 74 .KJl,44l 00
Copper tpoondr) .... I'.V.T'l ,7,o,s.73
Mio, ainlaia (IUS.).. wiii.m
Vitriol (pounds) .... I.60S.287 ldl.3el.is)
GREAT KlSXZZn OF WARRANTS
ARE DRAWN. BY BUTLER
City Commissioner Den B. Butler ef the
Department at Finance and Aooounta
reports that epproxlmately . war
rants were drawn by Ms department In
1S11 The warrant! drawa te the first
ot December were: Polios, !,tS0; fire,
J.445; general. WW
STOCK RECEffTS DECREASE
Sheep Show the Smallest Lost with
Lett Than Two Per Cent
CATTLE LOSS ALSO SKALL
tfnlea Stork ,Vard Company Iya
Aalale Iargre Sana t Be. Spea4 tee
ImprnTemaate Darlaa the
At the Union Stock yards the year eras
termed anything but a good one. Sev
eral eattees contributed te the general
results, but the result was. nevertheless.
a ftlsappotntaient te tbe shippers aad the
lire stack men as well. Coramfaalo mea
lest money heavily and speculators were
really off the market entirely several
tlmea during the year. That was the
general run. although there are men at
the yards who seeert tbey made wore
money this yesr than ever before.
The boof and mouth scare, out ef which
the yards came with flying colore, was
one of the' causes of Ions at the local
market. .The yards and the commission
men worked hand In hand with the gov.
ernmsnt and as a result Nebraska's feed
lets were protected against the rattle
Analysis of the live stock receipt a for
the iaat year", ending November SO, 1914,
show a decrease in the receipts, of all
classes ef live stock shipped In. Tbe fol
lowing table ebows comparative receipts
at South Omsba for this year and a year
a so, ending Novmeber 0;
Cattle. Itosn. Sheep. Horses.
I.IW7.HM l,47,4:t OT.Mil
l,D4ft,4 t,m.V4 Sl.Wt
. u.0 in io..
Improvements at tbe Yards.
Improvements at the stock yards Iaat
year will not aggregate more than tltt.ooo
and that sum will be spent on the com
pletion of the new fireproof hog sheds,
which are. now rapidly Hearing comple
tion. At the recent meeting of the di
rectors of the Union Stock Yards com
pany tUS.OOQ was set aside for improve
ments during the coming year. This is
leas by half than the usual amount spent
on Improvements each year.
Ueo .... .0
Fewer Nickels Are ;
Collected by the
Street Bailway Co.
According to the etatement given out
by the officials 1914 was something ef an
off year with the Omaha Street Railway
company, the receipts being considerable
below thoae ot Wl. There la no reason
alven for this, aside from the assertion
that people did not patronise cars as
much ss during the , previous year.
However, It reoelpte fell off. the eoni
pany continued tOibulld extenalona and
keep equipment up te the standard. Two
extensions were completed during the
yesr. The Leavenworth street line was
extended from Forty-eighth street to
Vest Xawn cemetery, a distance ot one
and one-half miles, and In South Omaha
the Li street line was extended from
Thirty-fifth te Forty-fourth street. ;
Considerable reconstruction waa done,
but not so much as during former years,
it not having been found te be neces
sary., In the Omaha shops twenty-flvs
new cars were built at a coet ot 112.000.
The plena for the coming year wilt be
determined upon at a meeting ot the di
rectors te be held tbe second Monday of
Increase it Attributed to tha High
Price Beceired at the Number
Shows a Decrease.
MORE MEN GIVEN EMPLOYMENT
Altheaght SOU More-. Mea Are at
Work tbe tVaae Pal Thras Is
tas that the Tatal for a Year
, Ale la the Menses.
South Omaha packing houses took in
mere than 18,000,000 over and above the
reoelpte of a year ago. In 1913
the total receipts ot the packer a here
amounted ta R',000,000. Approximately
speaking, the receipts for this year wlU
run to tns.000,000. of which amount 13,000,
004 ia apportioned to the independent
packers In South Omaha. The packera
do not make public thelr-'indlvidual re
ceipts, but they are computed aa a total,
and the average amount ot business done
by each house may be apportioned ac
cording to the size of ita force and the
purchase of live stork for killing pur
The Increase in the money receipts ia
attributed to the high prices paid for
cattle end stock on the hoof. There is
a shortage ot cattle and the packera say
they pay high prices for their, stuff.
Still an 1S.00O.O0O Increase over lost year
in the face ot Industrial depression.
The figures given put by the four large
packing houses show that there are more
men working for 1 them hers than were
employed a year ago. Iaat year the pay
roll contained the names of 7,197 men, and
the aggregate amount paid them
amounted to tM'0,370. Thla year the total
number ef men employed la reported to
be 7.S7S, almost SOS more than a year ago,
and yet there are more unemployed men
In South Omaha than a year ago. The
tout turn paid out in wages by the
packers this year amounted to 5.01&,240,
or leae than waa paid less men a year
sgo tor the same work, . , .
Total f Live Stork Killed.
Of the total number ot live stock killed
In the four big packing plants ( within the
last twelve months the foUoevlng Is a
Armour l?5,wo t.ow)
Pwlft l:i2.0iK JO.wo
Cudahy lol.ttx) sio.oto
Morris ...... W.S41 81S.737
utA Art an nrn
MONEY SPENT ON CHURCHES .SPEND LARGE SUM ON ROADS-
Several Building! Ruined by the
Tornado Hare Been Rebuilt
OTHER NEW ONES ARE PLANNED
First Preaeterlaa Haa Flans Com
plete for Maaatfleesit Strac
tare McCabe Methodist .
te to Build.
' The year of 1S14 was not the record
breaker In church building that 1913 was,
but the few churches which suffered
damage in the 1913 tornndo and were not
rebuilt that year were completed dur
ing 1S14. '
The Plymouth Congregational church
in Kountse place ia the largest church
to build in 1914. For nineteen months
that congregation ha no place of wor
ship, but $12,500 was subscribed. 13,000
waa obtained through tbe affiliation with
the disbanded Saratoga congregation and
the aale of the old property brought
Sl.250, making it possible to build the new
church at Eighteenth and Emmet streets.
' ' Debt Almost Paid.
The St Paul's Evangelical Lutheran
church dedicated a new structure laet
year. The church, which was erected at
a cost of S4O.O0O, is at Twenty-fifth and
Evana streets. The hustling Germans in
the .congregation alao have practically
paid up the small debt necessitated by
the building. . ' '
The Jennings Methodist church erected
a cement block building to take the place
of the old frame building ruined by the
tornado. The cost of that church was a
little over 13.000.
The Zlon Baptist church, colored, has
a new 30,000 structure at Twenty-second
and Grant streets.
'Considerable work wss done on the
magnificent St Cecelia's cathedral, which
the Catholics of Nebraska are greeting
at Fortieth and Burt streeta.
Tentative plans for the building ef a
new First Presbyterian church at Thirty
fourth and Farnam streets and a new
McCabe 'Methodist church at Forty-first
and Farnam streeta. The former will
cost about $125,000 and tha latter about
140,000. . . ,
Jobbing of Omaha for 1914
Shows Total of $159,684,476
( from Bureau ef Publicity.) '
Arinarildtna noveltlea I WC.mu
te i .,
ai.iM r i..xV
! l.i .'4 I'D
T .! at.fM
t rii-t (or r iis on tha On. ha Oraia
-, iini$! liwr btia an liwSuc uwni
, frritr to Us to this markrt, .ud
in li.o iiit f the yr ii.i
I ut u ait r; ft t. 4.
Aiidttut machlnea etc.
AotMt.ua an4 magneeia pivaucts
Auto eoconee and supplies..
irbrs supplies v...
lulltard and bar tUturee
Hoots and shoes. ,...,..
HrloW and tile -
butchers' supplies ,
Carpvts and ruse
Cement, stone, ouuuinc material
China sutd crockery....
CiKiii ana luearco
Clothing aad weartjig apparel..'
Coal and coke
Cutfeaa and teae...
Cratker and cakes....
Cranry nvacliiowy. supplies..
lry eooua and notions
Pruge and sundrtas
Klorirtcal auppiMe .....
) nt.MS (sas) '.
led and hay. 4 ,
V 'las s4 products..........
I lfc,Ur ................. M... to..
Kiuita and vliln
r'uia and fur earnienU
l-'u; i.uiiiin nooUe
r'tiriiitura - ,
J trB drirtiienl euuipmeet
o rvs .........
ImmcM and ao1ire
ni. cai acJ giovts
si i !
Hotel supilie ,
Machinery supplies (steam, mill)
Mausaiues, news and books
Mill work, sash and doors.......
Monuments and mausoleums.,..
Oils (illuminating, lubricating)..
Ostrrs. fish and celery.....,....
Faints ana glass
Picture frames ana moutainsa...
plumbing and heating supplies..'
Poultry and etna
I'umiit ai4 wind rums.
rVaK-e (Ilsht and heavy),.
m hoot supplies ......
tiaoa and poultry food, remediae
ionerre and botllee ,
Moves and rens. ........
8yrupa aad preserves
Tar and petroleum product
Tents and awninse M
V antilng powuvr
Wlme lad and alloys
, 24 ()
' Totala.... 47S.K.a J,l3,737 L.775.SS tl,2ai
' ' ' Hoae Shove Oala.
As compared with last year there Is 4
falling eft in tbe amount of live stock
purchased by the packera, with the .ex
ception of hose, of which there were
purchased about GO.0H) head over last
In the Improvement ' line nearly alt
the packera have been less than us
ually active.' Armour during the last
year, remodelled and modernised the hog
house, making It a thoroughly fire proof
building ot concrete aad steel. As the
old floors are removed from the place
new sanitary concrete floor are Installed.
Tbe walls of the killing floor are tiled.
Armour received 3.500 carloads of supplies
during the last year, and shipped U,1T
carloads of products during the seme
Cudahy completed some improvements
last year, but they were small and little
money wss spent en anything except the
fitting up ot the cannery and box factory
which waa reopened recently.
New Batterlae Factory.
Swift Installed a buUerlne factory, thla
being tbe only oleomargarine plant In
operation In Nebraska. Bwlft shipped out
about 11,000 cars of, products. ,
Morris A Co. of South Omaha did not
make anjt improvements last year. The
house has gradually been changing in
personnel and the force Is now no longer
the force Inherited from the old National.
The year hae brought high prices to the
packers and it haa also shown packers
getting cattle and live stock at their own
price. Foreign trade in the way of
army contracts brought more work, but
much or the stuff to be shipped waa
purchased on the hoof at other markets
and shipped In direct to the killing pens.
la labor circles pay in lower and fewer
men are able to find work. Thla is evi
denced by the great number ot men who
assemble each moniing at the packing
house gates seeking work.
The packers are looking forward to a
big year In iSVL
Public Schools in
Omaha Show Gain of
.3,000 Pupils a Day
Omaha p'ubllo ' school enrollment in
creased from 11.306 In 19U to 33.295 In 1U14.
The average dally attendance Increased
by about S.000, the figure for W14 being
Enrollment in the achools this year is
divided as follows: In high achools, tiK;
In grammar grades, T.11S; in primary
grades, 4. KG; in the kindergarten depart
ment, 3,155; in the night schools, 1,138.
The night sohool enrollment shows the
largest percentage of increase over the
reorrda of 1911
There are SIS teachers In the 'publlo
schools, and tbe average number ot pu
pile per teacher on attendance is 28.4. The
number of teachers this yesr was In
creased from V3 to SIS,
County Surveyor Tellt of Work
Done by Hit Department. .
ROADS ARE IN BETTER SHAPE
Cob at y Liberal ia Money I'ned In
tbe Repair of Bridges, Culverts
aad Roads .Season Has
Been Bad for Koad.
According to the partial report of
County Surveyor Louis Adams, Douglas
county hse spent during the year 1914
approximately $153,900 on Its roads and
bridges. This includes all steel and
wood bridges, reinforced concrete arches
snd culverts, rebuilding and repairing
pavements, grading and maintaining
earth roads and the opening of new roads..
There has been 15.1 miles ot maca
dam pavement rebuilt with the county's
crew at a cost of IX.676.10, or $1,699.40 per
mile. Two miles of road were treated
with tarvia. Three thousand two hun
dred feet of stone pavement wss relaid
by contract at a cost o"f $3,025.
Following la a summery of other work
Twenly-elx mllea of new road at a coet
of $2,770 for land taken; graded 11 miles
of deep grading on county roads,
moving 110,693 cubio yards at an average
cost of 15 cents per cubic yard; built 13
reinforced concrete culverts at a cost" of
$5,D86.1, the culverts taking the place of
small wood bridges; 1 reinforced concrete
arch, by contract, at a cost of $3,890;.
built 16 steel and S wood fcridgee.
Total length of steel bridges built is 446
feet and the cost wss $29,431.68. The
bridges were built with concrete wings
and backing and aome with concrete
floor. Total length of wood bridges is
180 feet and the cost wss $1,974.5. All
bridges are built under state plans. Re
pairs to bridges cost $3,304.50, Painting
bridges cost $1,077.60. There was paid thla
year on unfinished orders of last year 1
Two road machines, worked at $17 per !
day, graded 57 miles of road at a .cost of
$67 per mile. Forty-three road draga,
worked under contract at 76 cents per
mile, dragged 4,731 miles of road at a
cost of $3,648.
The county has 675 miles of road, as
follows: Bix hundred and thirty-one miles
earth roade. 85.07 miles macadam, 2.30
miles stone block, J.78 miles brick and 2.17
miles concrete pavment.
There are at present 620 bridges of all
kinds in the county, not Including those
ever road ditches into farm entrances.
Although the last season was .a hard
one, road have been kept In good condi
tion, owing to the care and attention
given by the road and bridge committee,
which have worked In conjunction with
the highway commissioner. ...
MANY DOCUMENTS FILED
WITH THE COUNTY CLERK
Chattel mortgages, contracts and leasea
filed in the office of County Clerk Dewey
in 1914 amounted to 018,900. .Details are
shown in the following statement pre
pared In the office. '
i Number. Amount.
Filed MM S2.018.900
Satisfied U7 4l.64
Hunting and fUhlng licenses amounted
Owing' to the war In Europe and the
Inability to secure money at reasonable
rates, 4he railroads in Omaha trade terri
tory did ilttlo in the way of extending
their lines lat year and Invading new
fields. However, In order to maintain
the excellent standards of the past, those
same roads spent millions of dollars In
betterments, Improving roadbeds and re
construction. The Burlington alone expended close to
$5,000,000. It completed its new line from
Casper to Orin Junction, Wyo., thus
opening to Omaha a vaat area of terri
tory to the northwest, a territory that
heretofore had been aa a sealed book,
ao far as tho trade of this city was con
cerned. The building of this line. In
cluding scjrne tunnel work and ballasting
west of Casper, meant an expenditure
of $3,700,000. On the line near Guernsey,
where a connection Is made with the Col
orado & Southern and where work was
closed down in September, $400,000 was
spent The grading ot the Chalco-Tutan
cut-off. giving Omaha another short line
into Sioux City and Dakota, was begun
and partially , completed when the work
closed down in September. Up to that
time 1200,000 had been expended. During
the year new bridges were buUt at a cost
Protected y Block Slarnal.
Block signal work at a cost of $200,000
was done on the main line between
Omaha and Denver and $188,000 was spent
In laying now ninety-pound steel rails'
On fifty-three miles of the system. In
dustry and team tracks were put in at a
cost of $33,000. New freight houses snd
depots were constructed at Superior.
York and' Curtis, they costing, together
with lesser improvements at other sta
tions, $:0,000. New steel water tanks Snd
n new coaling station were buUt at a cost
of jnj.ooo. .
While the Union Pacific does not give
out the itemised cost of improvements
snd betterments during the year, tt Is
known that it has spent more than $10,
OQ.000 in Omaha trade territory. During
the year it put into service 5,300 new
freight cars, 107 steel passenger cars and
fifty heavy locomotives of tho. most Im
proved . type'. 1
In improving the track. 200 miles of
tno lines were ballasted, and thirteen
miles of , sidetrack laid. Modern coaling
stations were erected at Cnlnmhui ' nd
Cheyenoe. A modern interlocking plant
was ouut and la In operation at tha
crossing w4th the Burlington tracks at
j ..' Every thine; Modern.
To expedite the handling of locomotivea
of large capacity, modern turntables
were Installed at Council Bluffs, Orandi
Island, Norfolk and Onago, Kan. Mod
ern scalea were put in at Norfolk and
Beatrice, Neb., and at a number of other
points further out. New water stations
were Installed at Beatrice and Gnn&.
j'Flve jiew depots were built during tha
Though the Northwestern did not build
any new lines west of the river during
the last year, it spent more that half a
million dollars, as follows: ,
Industry tracks at stations. $39, 43:
tracks to private Industrie, $21,744; new
and remodeli-d depot. $o5,2W; bridge
betterments, $169,120; track betterments.
$118.92l; Improvements to station build
ings and grounds, $19,603; steel water
tanks, $7.tto; new buildings, $64,500; spe
cial assessments. $12,8; equipment. $5.Mo;
total, $a28,&l. -
The Missouri Pacific, finished rebuild
ing its Nebraska lines, as well as com
pleting the second track ot the Belt line.
Thla work and that of the reconstruc
tion ot a number of bridges meant tbe
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Omaha arid eastern Nebraska. '
Omaha Manufactures for
1914 Total $196,312,537
Fire Loss During
Last Year Shows
A Big Deorease
rue, Chief Baiter report that toes In
the city by fire for tbo year 1914. from
Peceroawr 1 to December L, decreased by
more tbsa t'.OO.ojo compared with the 19U
Only 111.73$ waa loot by fire ever and
above Imuran oa. The total loss to build
ings aad content waa t?l.9ti3, against
$.7.(11 for the year preceding.
One life was lost by fire and thirteen
persons were Injured.
The chief causes of tha Sit fires In the
etty during tho year were eparks from
ilttmneye. burning of rubbish, cigar and
tigaratte stubs, sparks front locenvotlves
and chiikbrea playing with matchea.
A total ef M fire alarms wre turned la.
The bitfgeat loss my fire was that of the
home of 1 l Naah. 3M7 Burt etreet.
ahua aa valued at $2S.tl.
(From Bureau ot Publicity.)
Alfalfa teed W
Art slan and mirror W.uuo
Automobile bodies and acces-
Artificial limbs : ,0
Asbestos products 17. 2i
liaas and hag factory product.. .l(m
Makers' supplies ' H4.-
lt&rltra alLlMlUea l.l0
i'.ird food 1...
lUue prints -.
Motion, smoke stacks, etc
Moots and shoes
Moxea (wooden and paper)
Break and bakers products .....
Mruk and stune tools
Mi li k and tile
Hun hor and bar supplies
Cars and rollina stork (rebuilt)
Oment stone and blocka
(lav target ....
Oomlcos and aheet meuu I
Crackers and cakes 1.1. w
Cut glass , 9.4.
Cut stone .., IW.uuO
Ksg caaaa. tillers, at a 4.IMU
tiKtrl.nl machinery, supplies
and future Sll,0no
Reculcity. light and power I,,l'.te4
Klectrot ping and stereotyping.. Mt
Four and mill products f.-
Foundry products ..................
Fruit sprays ,.
Furs and fvur garments ..........
Hard a are plaltiMt
liarneaa uui aatMia
Ilata. vapa and glove
K-o ierurUial) Saewa'aaawsa-e-a
U CrSdsfllU ' M4.44e4MMMMM4..4
Itl lllota' iHCLfal . ...... ....... ...a a.
Labels (lithographed) 75.004
j-eatn.ir bulling 4v.uv
Leather good ' 2.".(HX
Lead pipe 74.&Z7
1-ad and Hhot 44.61
I.islitniitg rods 4.CM
Macaroni and noodles i"ii.')
Machine shop specialties.... '.VZ.'M
SI eta 11 ic packiiiir I.'i.'tuo
Milk (condensed) lS.nuo
Mtli woik, aah and door U77,u0
Mimument and Mausoleum work l'-"7.m0
Mutor cars 21J.515
Motor car parts ...... &u,tfl
Moving plvtuia Mm..., It. 12"
Uftloe" fixtures K7.0H0
Optical goods , lSVKiT
Packina house products U3.444.ui7
photo engraving . W.017
rtunos trebullO 5(ili2
in turt franiva and moulding.. 32. K)"
ttllow and bedding 2,'.t.iO)
'laiir.g , lsi.W
Potato chip V. iMt
I'riiitiiig anl publishing... 3j.!v3
froducts of renJvrlng works iM.m
rlntvrs' supplies a.. S.1")
Ksllvay signals , 4o.00
Hoad making machinery alo.vn)
Ruaa 8, I'M
Hull her stamp and stencils...... H
ianilary duaung lag 1.3"0
tad irona lo.wO
Poap products t.70.0Kj
isns s. 130. D
Smeller products 27.1 M. 148
ttock and poultry
Ctoves and ronsea lw.0)
Street oar bodle MVCHO
tlnictural sterl 6 J 1 . 7 '
Surgical sdppliee - 13.4.VI
f weeping cuunxund .i4
Hvrupe and preeervea 22A.au)
Tags and gummed label lii0
Tar and petroleum pioducta...... W.D
Tent sad awnliiK 174 t4
Tobacco pliiea too.ifv
Trunk aad traveling has ltvftH
'lnKar and pkkle....., fr.tit
Wktrr pruuf products. l.k
Greater Omaha is.
Among Leaders in
' Use of Telephones
There is uow more than one telephone
for every five persona or 21.7 telephones
for every 1(H) people In Omaha. This means
that Omaha ia tbe third city In the
United Ftatcs and the fourth city In the
world in telephones per population.
Comparing Omaha with some ether
cities, Washington, D. C. haa 13.7 tele
phones per 100 population.; Chicago, 13. U
Boston, 11. and New York City t.i. while
in Kui-ope Stockholm has 22.S telephones
per 100 population; London, S.4; Paris,
3.2; Vienna, 8.7. and Antwerp IX
Omaha's Benson exchange now baa 775
telephones; Douglas, 14.063; FloneJice. 443;
Harney. o,7ai; Tyler. 1.93; Webster. S.834;
Walnut. Z.!?3, and South Omaha 3.981. or
a total of 86,840 telephones in Greater
Omaha, a growth ef l.fc20 telephones dur
ing the last year. The telephone
1 now handling about 60000 call a day
through Us eight exehanget
Uurlng the Inst year the Walnut ex
change haa been built and put in opera
tion at Forty-sixth and Izard street.
About the middle of next summer the
company expecta to complete the in
stallation of equipment in tbe Colfax
exchange, the building for which already
has been erected at Thii-tleth and Fowier
The pay-roll of the Nebraska Tele
phone company In Greater Omaha thte
year was slightly under $1,000,000. repre
senting the salaries of about 1300 era-
POLICE COURT BUSINESS
SHOWS BIG FALLING OFF
Police court business fell off to a
marked degree during 1S14. as compared
with figures of the year preceding. The
statistics, ss compiled by Clerk of the
Court Tom O'Connor, are as follows:
Finrs $ S.yw.oe
Forielted bonds ItillnM.i&t
I 4.4J SS
Totals l3S.s34.Te l!.l7 U
Arrest bound ovar, Jia. gTli liu. 911
Appeals, 1U, lsii, u.
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