Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, November 03, 1916, NEWS SECTION, Page 9, Image 9
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 twenty-eight carloads. 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 vember 16. 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. (POUTICAI, ADVERTISEMENT.) (POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT.) (POIJTIfAt. ADVERTISEMENT.) (POUTICAI. ADVERTISEMENT.) (POUTICAI. AnVKRTTMCMKNT.) (POLITICAL ADVEBTIBKMKNT.) 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. Listen closely. , , .. 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 .- r 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 home.. " 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 b I . - . . FRANK DEWEY -For County Olerk Has been in this office in responsible,, positions' since 1897. Twice ; elected by large majorities, . proving ' his efficiency and ability. ) . ' I r . , BOBERT SMITH 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 ered expense. f MICHAEL CLARK For Sheriff 1 t 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. vv y 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 law-enforcing official. I1' ---itf'WMfc - ----- ' Ji m "X! i rw 1 i- j iiniM J EMMET 0. SOLOMON For Treasurer 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. a"- , fa f" I i t 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 o For Congress 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 Vote For Republican Candidates 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 EaaBaraaaaai 0. BEST FRANK ' 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 For Surveyor Mr. Adams has been so capable in his work that he has no one running against him. j S. llldlakaai I ' -i 1 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 '",; A,"-i:-; As. police judge fory South Omaha hat accu rately accounted for fees and firmly and impartial ly' administered justice. For State Senators HiV.Jb.Jtm njiL ruaaa j'..'w ( ' I'. f ... I ,j J ' ) f ',f' j 1 1 " ? W " 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 Railroad accountant. Six years chief clerk in treasurer's office. Good record in last legislature. J. M. MACFARLAND Lawyer. As state senator in 1913, voted r for progressive legislation. HAS. L. SAUNDERS In real estate busi ness. Has made a fine record . during five terms in the state senate. FRANKLIN A. SHOTWELL Lawyer. .'Has been deputy county attor ney. Is clear-headed, progressive and aggres sive. Legislative Platform 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 corporations. 1 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 JAMES ALLAN Private detective. Has been deputy U. S. marshal and sheriff and city councilman. , j -j ! ft' 3kJ Ji FRANK BURGESS On school board 2 terms. Secretary 12 years. In 1915 legis lature. ' itr g -n. JOHN W. COOPER Lawyer. Has lived in Omaha 24 years and knows the county's needs. ' . ft s t A ROBERT 0. DRUESEDOW Stock and bond broker. Has worked for the people in two terms in the legislature. ' V , r vy : Immiwi imitfiiial . HARRY A. FOSTER Dentist. Introduced several important bills during his two terms in the legislature. . : .Vy ' i j , ' SAMG.HOFF Employee' of ".park board. Deputy sheriff 2 years. Made good in 1913 legislature. ' .'wr'i ' JOHN LARSEN Carpenter; 2 terms in city council of South Omaha and is now in legislature. NELS A. LUNDGREN Insurance business. Deputy sheriff 2 years. .Spanish war veteran. In last legislature. JOSEPH SHERMAN Coal and feed busi ness. Is good business man and good citizen, and knows what people want. - v P. J. TRAmOR Cigar ' and confec tionery business. South Omaha city council 2 terms; county commis sioner 2 terms; former mayor of South Omaha. "ST JAMES WALSH Retired farmer. Made excellent record in 1907 legislature. Intelligent and able. ' DR. G .R. YOUNG , "Was " city veterina rian and dairy inspec tor. Is now assistant state veterinarian, v. o t. t x t X: X-: X I. pens during the lust two months.