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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 3, 1916)
Wheat Comes Back,
While Corn Drops
Without being sensational, the
Omaha grain market was, with the
exception of corn, decidedly strong
and higher. Wheat was up 1 to 2
cents and sold at $1.711.79. Re
ceipts were sixty-seven carloads.
Corn was 2 cents off, both old and
new. Old sold at 98c$1.00 and new,
9195c. Receipts were light, there
being but sixteen carloads on sale.
Oats were "4 to y,c higher and
sold at 50tf5lv$c, with offerings at
Mike Holtla Remrda.
Mike Charlea of the Prlm-etou eleven la a
sprinter and a. (enulne etront- man. In hla
freahmen year he broka all the strength
reoorda of the unlverelty. .
Printed When Convenient
Is Slogan of Newspaper
"Printed Whenever Convenient is
little newspaper published in the
sone of shell fire is one of the ex
hibits of war trophies now on dis
play on the third floor of the Bran
ded stores. It is an interesting little
paper and well edited, made up and
printed. A note underneath the
newspaper explains that six members
of its staff have been killed or wound
ed and that "it has already had three
editors." " '
Crowd for Ulf (lama.
It la eatlmatwl that more than 70,000
foot ball enthualaata will aae the Tad Jonfla
Perey Hamilton conical at Now Haven No
WORK, FOR CENTRAL
the slogan of "The Listening Post,"
a little six by eight newspaper print
ed bv the La
anadian troops in the
How Telephone Girl Accurately
trenches in Europe.
A copy 01 this
Handles 3,000 Electric
Ears and Mouths.
NOTHING TO DO BUT
A MARVEL OF SYSTEM
By A. R. GROH.
. Did you ever wonder how it is that
central can connect you almost in
stantaneously with any one of the
42,000 telephones in Omaha?
You can easily see that it would
be a physical impossibility for each
girl to reach each ot the 4:,UUU num-
bers. -j .. ; '
Did v6U ever wonder how she re
members all the numbers that have
been changed? There are about 2,000
changes a month in Omaha.
I wondered about these things and
i folks asked me about them. So I
, pushed my researches and invest
, cations for the dissemination of wis
. dota into the field of the telephone.
And it gives me pleasure to inform
you that l have solved this mystery.
, , .. That Board Light.
ThcNwire from your telephone runs
)to the central office and when you
.take off your receiver, a tiny lamp
is lighted at "central's" switchboard,
a lamp no bigger than a dime. Under
this lamp is a hole as big as a lead
pencil. "Central" sticks a metal plug
in there. The metal is attached to
one end of a wire. Another plug is
on the other end ot this wire.-
When you tell her the number you
want, she sticks the plug at the other
end ot the wire into a hole under the
mftnber that you ask- or. " Then she
rings. -,t ' , "
This is the procedure - when the
number you ask; for is on the same
a exchange at vouf Own number.
If you ask for number .on some
other exchange ' the procedure is
somewhat different. Suppose, yours
is a Douglas number and you ask for
some Webster number.
The little lamp lights and the op
erator inserts the plug in the hole
and asks, "Number, please." Hearing
that you want Webster 5696, for in
stance, she presses a little button
marked "Webster exchange" and the
operator, there tells her to put your
call on a certain unbusy trunk line
Ieaduig rrom the Douglas to the Web
' ster exchanffe.- This beinsr done.
one of the operators at the Webster
exchange connects you with your
, number, as in the tirst instance.
. .' ' , Speed and Intelligence.
; v And all 'this is done so quickly by
' those intelligent, alert girls and that
' wonderful maze of wires and plugs
I and little lights that you get your
. connection in five or ten seconds.
"V If your phone is taken out, the
IvJtoles bearing your number on the
S vanous. witchboardfi are nluffred un.
;' Then wheni:somehody calls for your
number,! "central" switches the call
s to other tnrls in the office, whose
; business 'it. is, to keep, track of all the
' changes. ; - -
There , are 8,700 numbers on the
j Douglas 1 exchange. -About eighty
i girls takei care' of these at the busiest:
J tlmj. f . : TU . I t:t
minute rest out ot every two hours.
.'Are there any -questions you wish
to. ask? - If -. -sor-don't hesitate. I
spent an hour, at Mr. Yost's telephone
'plant and so 1 know nearly every--thing
about' it. 3 ' .'' :;..-- .
Union Pacific Has . !
' Heaviest Business.
. Ever, Says Stenger
"Business is " very good and the
physical condition of the Union Pa-
' cific was never fetter," was the as
sertion of General Superintendent
Stpnffpr. whfx has returned frnm an in.
spection of the railroad property. He
was out thirty days and went over
every division, traveling on a special
train and taking along superintend-
ents and engineers of the several di
visions. The inspection trip of Mr. Stenger
was concluded at St. Joseph, after he
had passed over all the lines of the
, St. Joseph & Grand Island road, one
of the subsidiary properties.
The banquet at St. Joseph was the
concluding feature of the trip and was
attended by some fifty railroad offi
cials and as many others, business
men of the city.
General Superintendent Stenger is
greatly pleased with the business be
ing done by the Union Pacific at this
time, the freight traffic being the
heaviest in years. "
Burglars Get Rich
Hauls from Homes
Burglars took advantage of the ab
sence of the maid from the home of
W. L. Blackett, 2850 Fowler avenue,
and entering, made way with a con
siderable quantity of silverware.
S. C. Johnson's hon.e, 4107 Farnam
street, was entered by thieves who
opened the front'door with a skeleton
key and stole jewelry of much value.
The family are out of the city, and the
exact amount of what was taken can
not be ascertained until they return.
A. Bolker, 853 South Twenty-first
street, reports the theft )f a child's
bank-. containing $2.50 and a consid
erable amount of jewelry from his
Autoist Hits Boy,
Then Speeds Away
A little 'boy lying prostrate on
Florence boulevard Wednesday night,
was mute testimonj against some
cowardly autoist. After medical
treatment the lad said he had been
hit by an auto whose driver did not
stop. . .
C. I. Hansen found the boy in his
plight. The little victim couldn't re
member his name or address at first.
But it was finally discovered that he
was Cecil Fitch, 11 years old, living
at Nineteenth and Miami He is in
jured internally, it is feared.
Sheep Business in Belle Fourche.
Belle Fourche, S. D., Nov. 2. (Spe
cial.) The manager of the dipping
tanks at the Middle Creek stock pens
states he has dipped 23,000 head of
sheep so far this season and has or
ders for dipping 20,000 more. It is esti
mated that 150,00 head of sheep have
hpeil deliverer! to the XfirlHlf C.rrc
FRANK DEWEY -For
Has been in this office in
responsible,, positions' since
1897. Twice ; elected by
large majorities, . proving '
his efficiency and ability.
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For Olerk of District Court
Has paid jurors in cash,
has paid treasurer mere
fees than any predecessor;
helped stop jury bribing
and election stealing ; in
creased efficiency and low
f MICHAEL CLARK
Foreman fori street rail
way company. Will make
a real sheriff with the vig
or, courage and ability to
enforce the law, which he
pledges himself to do with
out fear or""favor.
HENRY 0. MURPHY
For County Attorney
City attorney of South
Cmana for three, terms,
with no judgments being
secured against the city.
Will make a progressive,
vigorous, economical and
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EMMET 0. SOLOMON
Has been county commis
sioner and county comp
troller and for past 7 years
chief deputy city and coun
ty treasurer. Gives strict
attention to business.
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Ir HUH '
W. 0. SHRIVER
Formor County Assessor
Real estate, loans and in
surance business," Has been
city councilman and was
county assessor from 1908
to 1313. lias sitorn tr.ai
he's the man for thcri). k
BENJ. S. BAKER
"Ben". Baker, as . he is commonly known,
is a friend of everybody. He has served two
terms as district judge and is qualified in in
tellect, integrity and patriotism for congress.
If you want a real.representative, not a "pussy-footer,"
vote for him.
To Maintain Republican Doctrines
They are experienced, capable, honest. . . ,
They will run the county's business efficiently and eco
nomically. They will treat everyone fairly and courteously.
HOW TO VOTE
At the top of the first column on the ballot you will find two pro-
posed amendments to the constitution; one' of these is the prohibitory
amendment. ,Vote on these amendments as you please.
After you have voted on the amendments, no matter whether you
vote wet or dry, then put an X in the REPUBLICAN PARTY CIRCLE,
which is the second circle, and then give your ballot to the clerk., ;
Voting the republican ticket is neither voting for or against pro
Wbition. It is doing your share, however, in securing honest, economic
al officials and a government that will treat you fairly and protect you f
always. - '
For County Commissioners
' Frank Best in his first
term as commissioner
has made a fine record
for fearless efficiency,
rejecting claims which
saved the people of the
county $25,000. Has had
experience in the legisla
ture." "". .' : ; !.-'"
X 0. HART :
"Gus" Hart has twice
been eleoted county com
missioner, and his record
in helping run the coun
ty'! business in a practi
cal, common-sense way
justifies , his re-election.
Is a fruit grower near
Benson.. , ; i, -i
W. A.. YODER for
Supt. of Instruction "
A thoroughly trained
. school man who has
' brought the-' county's
' schools to a high rank.
LOUIS E. ADAMS
Mr. Adams has been so
capable in his work that
he has no one running
against him. j
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For Police Magistrates
CHAS.' Vf, FOSTER
As Omaha police judge
has1 been fair, clean, hon
est, fearless and efficient.
Every man gets a square
deal from him.
HARVEY W. SEED
As. police judge fory
South Omaha hat accu
rately accounted for fees
and firmly and impartial
ly' administered justice.
For State Senators
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HARRY J. HACKETT
"In real estate busi
ness. Is a member of
Douglas County Pio
neers and is an im
provement club worker.
BERT C. MINER
Six years chief clerk
in treasurer's office.
Good record in last
J. M. MACFARLAND
Lawyer. As state
senator in 1913, voted
for progressive legislation.
HAS. L. SAUNDERS
In real estate busi
ness. Has made a fine
record . during five
terms in the state senate.
Lawyer. .'Has been
deputy county attor
ney. Is clear-headed,
progressive and aggres
1 We, the candidates for the legislature, who are shown on
this page, endorse the republicaiynational and state platforms
and favor, in addition, the following : .
1. A eonstitution revision convention.
, 2. Amending the compensation law to increase benefits to
workmen, and decrease the rake-off to insurance companies and
3. An exclusive salary basis for city and county officials. -
4. Feeding prisoners humanely by Douglas county with
out profit to any official, including the sheriff.
5. Consolidation if Benson, Florence and Omaha. ,
6. A short ballot.
7. Legislation to permit Omaha to vote whether it desires
to own and operate an electrio light plant, and if so,, to vote
whether it shall be (1) by purchasing the present electric light
plant, or (2) by constructing a new plant, or (3) by giving
the Metropolitan Water Board authority to manufacture and
sell electricity in connection with the present water plant.
8. Good roads and a state highway commission bo that
Nebraska may participate in the good roads fund appropriated
by congress. , 1 , . ..
9. Requiring railroads and corporations under the juris
diction of the state railway commission to have at least two
pay days per month for laborers and clerks. r
For House of Representatives
Ll ... A, r; v
I I ''.' Tr'k
Has been deputy U. S.
marshal and sheriff
and city councilman.
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Ji FRANK BURGESS
On school board 2
terms. Secretary 12
years. In 1915 legis
itr g -n.
JOHN W. COOPER
Lawyer. Has lived
in Omaha 24 years and
knows the county's
needs. ' .
Stock and bond
broker. Has worked
for the people in two
terms in the legislature.
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Immiwi imitfiiial .
HARRY A. FOSTER
several important bills
during his two terms
in the legislature. .
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Employee' of ".park
board. Deputy sheriff
2 years. Made good in
1913 legislature. '
' JOHN LARSEN
Carpenter; 2 terms
in city council of South
Omaha and is now in
NELS A. LUNDGREN
Deputy sheriff 2 years.
.Spanish war veteran.
In last legislature.
Coal and feed busi
ness. Is good business
man and good citizen,
and knows what people
P. J. TRAmOR
Cigar ' and confec
tionery business. South
Omaha city council 2
terms; county commis
sioner 2 terms; former
mayor of South Omaha.
Retired farmer. Made
excellent record in 1907
and able. '
DR. G .R. YOUNG ,
"Was " city veterina
rian and dairy inspec
tor. Is now assistant
state veterinarian, v.
pens during the lust two months.
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