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THE OMAHA SUNDAY REE: DECEMBER -SI. 1916.
Omaha's 1916 Manufacturing, Jobbing, Financial and Building Record
BANK CLEARINGS fobbing of Om aha for 1 91 6
PASS BILLION MARK Shows Total of $183,759,493
A SPLENDID YEAR
Wonderful Gains Reflect the
Growth of Business of Gate
City of the West.
Building Associations Will
Give Depositors Even Big
ger Dividends This Year.
Omaha Manufacturing for Year
1916 Totals $268,057,715
ALL CUTTING- A MELON
With total assets aggregating be
iwcen $39,000,000 and $40,000,000 the
eight building and loan, or savings
and loan associations of Omaha, clos
ing their books for the last half of
l16 are today prepared to pay in
dividends to their depositors the sum
This is 30 per cent more than the
companies paid in dividends the first
of last year.
Checks are now made out in favor
of the depositors covering the divi
dends due them, and when the doors
open Tuesday morninR the tellers will
begin to hand out to the long line of
depositors waiting in the lobby the
splendid earnings of these companies
for the half year. The associations
respectively will pay in round num
bers as follows:
Hunkers' Savings & Loan 1 15,000
I 'onservatlVH Kavlora & Lrfsn 316.000
Nebraska Savings & Loan 32.000
CW-triVntal Building Loan 176.000
Omaha Loan & Bull. Unit 216.000
Prudential Savings & Loan 11,600
State Savings & I.oan 4.200
Commercial Savings & Loan 33,000
Total for half year t00.700
Tn this table the figures of the Oc
cidental are given for the half year,
as that is the basis on which the oth
t companies work, though the Occi
dental pays dividends quarterly In
realitv, the Occidental has already
paid ;75:000 of this for th; third quar
ter of the year, and has now only
$100,000 to pay for the last quarter.
Glad To Do It.
The Conservative, which reduced its
dividend rati, and paid but 5 per cent
last July, now announces that it will
pay 6 per cent again for the latter
half of the year. "We have earned it,
and are v;rv glad to pa it," said
The Com.e.-vative now has assets
totaling $12750.000. which is an in
crease of about $1,750,000 in assets
for the year. This company now has
some $2,000,000 loaned on first mort
gages in the agricultural section of
the state. Only one and a half years
ago this association launched out in
the farm loan business to find an out
let for the enormous assets that were
Most of the associations arc this
year paying the 6 per cent rate, al
though sonic of them say they cannot
promise in advance what they will
pay the coming year.
Six Per Cent.
The Omaha Loan & Building asso
ciation is paying at the rate of SYi
per cent for this half year, though it
paid 6 per cent for the first half. This
makes a total rate for the year 5
The Prudential enjoyed an increase
in assets of some $96,000. This com
pany is paying 6 per cent, and an
nounces that it will continue to pay
that rate in the new year.
The Commercial also announces
that the 6 per cent rate will be main
tained. The State Savings & Loan associa
tion enjoyed a healthy increase in as
sets during the year, the increase be
ing something like $33,000.
The assets of the Bankers' Sav
ings & Loan association have reached
the half million mark, and the con
cern is this half year paying $15,000
The Nebraska Savings & Loan now
has assets totaling $1,200,000, which
is a sound increase over the assets
of a year ago.
The Omaha Loan & Building asso
ciation enjoved an increase in assets
of fully $1,500,000 during the year.
Omaha Street Railway Has
Best Year in Its History
So far as the volume of business
was concerned, last year was the best
in the history of the Omaha Street
Railway company, yet the net earn
ings were but little ahead of those of
the previous year. The net earnings
were hit pretty hard by the high cost
of everything entering into the con
struction and operation. For instance,
copper, of which there is an immense
quantity used in overhead construc
tion, advanced more than 100 per
Cent, while steel rails and other types
of steel advanced more than 25 per
The advance in the prices paid tor
material held the net down, and it
was helped along by an increased
wage given the employes. However,
it was a good business year.
During the year, owing to the con
troversy with the city council over
the time of expiration of the com
pany franchise, no extensions of lines
were made. However, reconstruction
work went along as usual and new
and heavier steel was laid on five
miles of the system.
Twenty-five new cars were built in
the Omaha shops and put into service
during the year and a large number
of the old cars were overhauled; this
together with the reconstruction
work, running the expenditures up
close to $1,000,000 for the year.
Receipts More, Expenses
Less in Recorder's Office
Receipts increased and expenses
decreased in the office of Harry
Pearce, register of deeds, according
to the annual report of the business
transacted during the last year. The
total consideration of deeds $14,430,
621.98 for 1916 is not a fair criterion,
as $12,117,118.14 was obtained during
the existence of the federal revenue
law which expired -September 8.
After that time the deeds were mostly
for "$l and other considerations."
Comparative figures for 1916 and the
previous year are as follows:
r 191. HIS.
Deeds recorded I 4.4SS 1.322
Instruments recorded 16,200 16.353
Total receipts I 20,0114 I 15,166
Total eipense 12.625 f 13.677
Net to coonty S 7.469 1 Mil
Considera'n of decds'IH.430,651 118.832,476
Farm mortgages filed 1:56 161
Amount 1 76S.124 1 767.S84
No. farm mortgages
reloaaed 1" 15!
Amount V..S 363,117 I S20.:i6
City mortgages Hied.. 4. 301 4.320
Amount 1H..61.105 t M54.1S3
No. city mortgages re
leased 3.677 3.106
Amount 7.S46.SH3 ,S4.13
Of this amount, 112,117.118.14 was ob
tained during the ealstenee of the federal
revenue law, which expired September 8.
The following figures on the volume
of manufacturing in Omaha during
the year were compiled by the bureau
of publicity after a careful survey in
volving accurate reports made to the
bureau from the books of the plants
engaged in the various lines here men
WAVT7WACTC RIM;, !!.
Artvertlshu- novelties M.MW
Alfalfa, proetneta 6,OM.
Art irlaas and mirrors Hlt.tlOO
Artificial limbs 10,000
Aahrsloa prodnets .
Automobile and parts .174 .IXW
Hags and tuxr faetory products 7.9K.OOO
Bakers- supplies 1JJ.04KI
Barhrra' Mippllra I1.IMW
llarrela " 880,000
Hloe prints .' 14.771
Holler compound 0,000
Rollers, nmokeataeka, ear 349.0OO
Bouts ahd shoes l,3S0,0O0
Itoxes, wooden and paper 540,600
Bread and bakery prarfarja 9-l!
Brick and tile ".
Brooms and brushes aUfiOn
Botrher and bar sappna IVM
natter, crramory ''!!!!'!
Tars and rolling stork rebuilt 2 ,375.000
Concrete blocks and ornamental
Cornice and sheet metal work..
Crackers and rakes ,1x11
Orates, banana -
( leaning eompoQDd and polishes J0.I6O
:ereala and health foods 21M76
Church furniture ,2'HJH
Drags and sundries
Klectrlclty. light and posser. 1
Klectrotvplng and stereotyping. ins,3S.
Floor and mill prod nets M4S.IM13
Folding machinery .IMJ?.'
Foundry products 5J?25
Furnace supplies ;asa
Fire ertlnirolaher. IM.00C.
Knr garments 400.S70
Furnishing goods and ready-to-
.roar , 1 ,as ijPssi
Fndt tree spray .........
Harneea and saddles '.
Hats, caps and gloves VTZk
Hotel supplies .... W
RECORD YEAR IN
UttwU. mhocntwd . .
Jmd p red art-
li btains rods ....a,...-.
Mtw-tvriTol aad sjsneTfa
Matrix. itc shap HMetalwM .
XIII work, wh and doan .
MoniunMitM ud mawanfceiitiM
Motor cm MM) parte
Office and stare flxturss.
aeklnc honse Prod oris
Paknrs and glass
rieanre frames and meehtlnga
Ptlhms and bedding
Printing; and aobUahlng ,
Pipes, amok rag
Heed and rntuui fnrnltare
K libber stamps and steaeUe. . .
nanltary dostlng material
Stock and poartry food and rs
Mores and ranges
Syrup and preserves
Tents and awning.
Tranks and trarellng bags.
Vinegar and pic sirs
Waterproof products .
I .OWI I
4. Ml ,0OO i
Total Clearings for Year for
Omaha Shows Gain of Three
OCTOBER IS THE BIO MONTH
For the first time in history Omaha
bank clrarmgs surpassed the billion 1
mark. The bank clearings for Omaha
during t916 totaled $l..,79,158,5vl, a
gain of $.H)0,000,(XK1 over
which was a record-breaking year it
self. The clearings in 1I5 were $l'8J,
670.8ft!. In six of the twelve months of the
vear the Omaha bank clearings were
over $100,(100.000. a mark never
reached by a single month before this
year. And five of the remaining
months this year made marks of
000,000. only one month, July, fall
ing below this figure.
October was the bij'est mouth of
the year. The clearings ie;iched S 1 32,
000,000 that month. It was in Octo
ber this year that llie Omaha clear
ings had their biggest day in his
torv, the clearings on one day reach
ing over $7,000,000.
December was the second largest
month, the clearings reaching $125,
432,953. Clearings by Years.
The following comparative state
ment .shows the great gains made by
Omaha bank clearings ilns year
1 RSS .
Seventy-Eight Million Bnshels
of Cereals Handled Through
the Omaha Exchange.
INCREASE IS ENORMOUS
With the Omaha Grain Exchange
it was a record year, the receipts of
wheat, corn, oats, rye and barley ag
gregating 78,103,100 bushels, for
which, less carrying and other
charges, $79,277,711 went to the farm
ers of Omaha trade territory. The
figures of 1915 show the receipts to
have been 50,516,000 bushels, fetch
ing around $48,000,000.
In the matter of receipts, the near
est approach to last year was during
1914, when, all told,, they reached 66,
Daring 1916 the railroads brought
to the Omaha elevators a total of
59,034 cars and hauled away to the
seaboard, the outside mills, the feed
ing lots and to other consumers,
55,899 carloads of grain. The differ-
ketureen the shinmc'nts in and
out and the grain converted into food
stuffs and sent to near-Dy teea iois
represents the quantity now in stor
age in Omaha elevators.
Shipments In and Out.
The following tables show the car
load shipments, by months, in and
out of Omaha during the last year.
Increase of Twenty-Five Per
Cent Is Noted in Most Lines
of the Trade.
January . .
August . . .
.Ian oar y
March . .
August . . .
Oetober , .
, 2.489 2,9
1,1 39 728
37 - 25
l.li&O 691 118
.30,681 17,991 8,674 1.M1 117
JEWELEES HAVE FINE YEAE
The volume of retail business in the
city shot ahead of last year by "per
haps 25 per cent, as nearly as it can
be estimated by some of the leading
retailers of the city. This is the esti
mate given by the large department
stores, and it is known that in some
lines the percentage ran even ahead
The drug business ran up well in
volume, particularly on account of the
war prices which prevailed on a large
assortment of chemicals and other ar
ticles handled in drug stores. The in
creased cost of merchandise in many
lines is said to be one of the reasons
for the big showing in dollars and
cents made by the volume of business
this year, although it is pointed out,
too, that the trade was heavy, owing
to the general prosperity prevailing in
Shoe Business Heavy.
The volume in the shoe business,
it is estimated, ran well over a 25 per
cent increase above last year because
of the almost phenomenal increase in
the cost of shoes during the year.
The jewelry business showed a re
markable growth. This is the one line
of business that is said to be the most
accurately indicative of the condition
of the country as regards prosperity
or otherwise. Jewelers point out that
people will not buy jewelry when they
haven't money to buy potatoes. They
point out that their's is the business
which must look to the surplus money
in the pockets of the people. Some of
the jewelers declare this was the best
year they have had in thirty years.
. . 1.7(19
, . 3.S71
Total 28.S08 16,398 9,406 971 1
Bushels and Dollars.
The following shows the quantity
in bushels of each kind of grain re
ceived at tiie Omaha elevators during
the year and the value of the same:
Wh3,t 36,817.20ft SS:., 226.800
Corn 21.481.200 15.036.840
Oata 17,576,800 0.609. 110
Rye 1.167.100 1.342,161
Barley 1,063,800 1,063.800
Figures of the Grain exchange show
that the average price paid for wheat
on the Omaha market was $1.50; corn,
70 cents; oats, 45 cents; rye, $1.15, and
barley, $1 per bushel.
By reason of the war in Europe
prices on all kinds of grain wenj.high
during the year and probably this had
to do with the heavy receipts.
At the present time the Omaha ele
vators arc 6tled to bursting, but the
holding of the millions of bushels of
grain is because of the shortage of
freifrht cars, which makes it impossi
ble to make any heavy shipments out.
Extending Its Territory.
The Omaha market continues to
extend its territory, reaching out in
every territory, and while it is being
extended for buying, it is extending as
rapidly for selling purposes.
Missouri valley wheat has a world
wide repotation, and consequently
millers from other cities are coming
here and buying the grain to be
mixed with that grown in their own
localities, paying high prices.
During the year the Omaha Grain
exchange moved into its own build
ing, an eight-story, fireproof, modern
structure costing $250,000. and located
at Nineteenth and Harney streets.
The building is occupied chiefly by
grain and mill firms and companies
having to do with the grain business,
the exchange reserving the greater
portion of the seventh and eiglitn
floors for offices and the exchange
Two new grain elevators are in
course of construction, the two having
a combined capacity of close to 4,UUU,
000 bushels and in addition, plans have
been drawn for at least two other
great warehouses that will be ready
for the handling of the crop of this
327 4,44 1 .0691 19'1?
3;U.04l.0Ofii 19)1.1 ....
402. M'0.332! 19M ....
645. 879,341 1907 ....
682.3U3.745l 1908 ....
420,2:.2.i;r,K 191 1
243.3.IX.79SI 1912 ....
31!l,4in.62Mj 1913 ....
L'97.432.:!70i l'14 ....
31t, 785. 1 961 1915
January f 78.609,1.74 J
March 86.679.41 2
Auirust . . .
October . .
. 736. 236. 563
90S, 947, 678
Following are the figures on Omaha j
jobbing for the year, as carefully com- i
piled by the bureau of publicity. Man- j
agcr Varrish of the bureau declares '
that there is not a single estimate in
these figures, but that every one is
based upon accurate reports obtained '
by the bureau from the various
Aato ajMtaaoriN and supplies. . . t 4.S47.W141 .
As-rlealrtral Irnptosiwwta I3..VU.377
Atltlinir niaehltMW. etc :IIMl,05ll
Altverllsliuj Doraltlas IBO.000
AHjwwtwi and malitsata pmriurta 3H8.3V1
Buaer' sappBeo SM,(
llurbers' supptssa 71.000
tll'llnnl and hmr Ultima 74.uu
IW and shoaa 3JUUUWO
llrlrk and tils 11M.MM
llulMlna- materials MM.IM
VilUmr aad aappliea IM.OM
CstriNSta, nura and draperies Ml, 0M4I
I'hln and crockery flAn.lsXt
Cixam aad tobacco MSt.OMI
flushing and fnntlshlvars 13fl.0on
'harnh goods 71I.IMW
4'oal and coke .;r.',2fl.3
ColTe. tea and spleea 4M4.K77
(Trackers and cakes IM.8SII
(.Yewunery machinery' and snnptiea 4m!,IKMl
rnlae and twine 7.37. IM
IHtlry products S04V231
Dental supplies MMM
Dry mods and notions lO.lWO.OOO
nrnjrs and sundries t,0Ml,nlNl
KleetrlraJ aappUes Jt8..VS1
KiiRinas. aas 4M,4MM
r-rtiita and Teseahablea t.MW.SM
feed axil hay WJM
Khur, other than wholesale gro
cers I, (MMM
nsi seed products SMl.Ann
Furs, hides and pelts SlS.mw
Fnrnaee supplies 144,0410
Fire department eqnlpanent 3SJIA4
lleneers' special flea I4AJNU)
Hardware, hrary ItlNHI
OMAHA LIVE STOCK
INDUSTRY IS HUGE
.rto taieiMiw nappllm. ....... ..
HatraMM. and Muldlm
Ht, miMt tuid stavtv
I Jjar .om
IitlW Mdppll an1 nnrrltiM. .
lix Mi..!. riwl flxttim
MttKTMtita. book and nrwi
Mill work, Mfth unci dooni
Movtnjr pW-tOTT rqiiipmi-fM
Orrtrfl, fluli ini fwJorr
rtwntfl .Mid sltvta
Piiper ni inti.iM
Plctnr fntiiMW Mid mouldlnc .
Plon.Mn itml hmtifw atippltM.
Paulto nd m
rtimpft Mid windmill
New Marks Are Set by South
Side Tarda in Receipts
Nlork and pMtttrr feU mm! l
HtnTfw and nutfM
Ntnn and me fliterr-a. ...
Hlwwt m4a prodMta
Tntla aad awtting
Tajr awd BTnnn.rd talivfe, . .
Whit .fad and allor . .
ALL BRANCHES INCREASE
CATTLE AND HOGS MORE
Tolal JDS2.670.880 11,273. 1IS,6I1
Smelter Output Increases
Seven Million Dollars
The 1916 output of the Omaha
plant of the Americaii Smelting anil
Refining tompany was wnrih nearly
$7,000,000 more than (hat of 1915.
The vear was one of the best ever
experienced by the Omaha plant, the
value of the entire output having
been $46,019,279.28. as against $.19,- j
113,510.09 for the previous year. I
The greatest increase in value in
any one of the smeller products was
in lead. During 1915 the Omaha plant
handled 321.792.488 pounds, valued at
$15,760,143.18. Last year the lead out- ,
put amounted to 294416.994 pounds, I
worth $20,020,355.59. The increased
value this year is not charged up to
the high cost of living, but rather to
the demand coming from the warring
countries of Europe.
The following shows the quantity
of the smelter output during 1916 and
Onld (ounces! :ir,.7 I 7. 100. 704. 40
Hllier (ounces! ... 14,429.047 H.MS.880.40
latl (pounds! ...294.416.904 Jll.O20.35fi.6O
Copper (pounds) .. 28.U7.8M 7.61S.4I5 7!
Mine, metals (list.) 41!. 219 SHI. 049. 00
Vitriol (pounds! .. S. 214. 846 1.01 fi, 814.17
Total Value S46.01S.27II.28
The Omaha plant continues to be
the largest lead refinery in the world
and the second largest silver refinery.
More Than One Hundred
Scales Condemned in Year
Amos P. Scruggs, inspector
weights and measures, reports
following activities of his office
ing the year:
Hcales inspected -
Urates approved -
ilraloR ready lo he dostroyed. .....
Weights approved .......
Wourhts condemned -
Convictions - ..
Scales regulated .
Refused lo pny
Once more the live stock receipts
in the Union Stock Yards at Omaha
made a new high record. Some 578,-245-more
animals were received in
the vards during the year than were
received there last year.
The cattle receipts ran 209.000
ahead of last year.
The hog receipts ran 476,000 ahead
of last year. The sheep receipts fell
off to the extent of about 97.000.
The receipts in horses fell off 14,
195. Two-Thirds Killed Here.
The total number of anrmafs killed
by the packing companies in Omaha
were 4,967.775, or roundly two-thirds
of all the cattle, sheep and hogs
shipped into the yards.
The horses, of course, were shipped
out, and hundreds of thousands of
sheep and cattle feeders, aa they are
called were again shipped out to
fanners to fatten or to stock up pas
tures in the parts of the state where
pastures were more abundant than
In operating four large packing
plants of the South Side during the
year 6.880 people were employed.
The aggregate pay roll for the year
was $5,161,634. The packing compa
nies shipped out packed meats to a
total of 56,573 carloads.
What Figures Show.
Following are some of the statis
tics of the stock yards and packing in
dustry for the year, and a few com
parisons with previous years:
PACKING Rl.AtJflHTKR 1916.
r'ul'le Heirs. Sheep, ('elves.
Swift .. IV10.H80 607.700 598.330 9.680
Armour ... 221,000 734,000 p&6,000 6.260
Ctidnhv ..a. 193, 741 647,43;. 476.406 17 065
Morris 137,134 3!1.4r,0 213,764
OVER TWO MILLION
Banner Year for Omaha's Com
mercial Expansion Great
Prospects Directly AKead.
ONE THOUSAND WORKERS
Totals. . .761,866 2.3110.686 1.843.800 31.835
OTHK'l STATIPT1CS lt.
Show Big Gain for 1916
Ruilding operations for ten years
1908. . .
1908. . .
1910. . .
1911. . .
1912. . .
1913. . .
1014. . .
1915. . .
1916. . .
4. 610. 4.76
' No. Men Cars
Hinployed. Psy Ron. Bhrppelt I
Armour 2.300 12,000,000 13,850 1
Pwirt 1 675 1.384.726 14.881
Cudshy 2.OA0 1. 630,000 19.800
Morris 1,005 746.909 8.642
j Totals 6.8T10 SI.161.OT4 M.678
rtrefKTPTR ny months.
Cattle. Hoirs. Hheep. slnlss.
January ... 111 680 316,092 206.627 1,443
e-ennmry .. 110.826 403,153 199,136 2.136
March 122.936 313.189 181,824 t.862
April 75.869 230.714 166.387 1,496
Mav 90 146 237,751 102,969 3.034
, Jon 71.1 47 261.31 ! 134.151 2.338
, Jnlv 61.261 216.747 183,886 3.177
Annus! 1J8.365 180.212 682.945 3.162
: Heplomber .. 152.672 120.027 676 391 3.322
Octuhor .... 226.779 tU.IH 630,003 3,042
November .. 162.511 276,628 273.436 1.731
Dei-ember .. 124.223 335.193 244,564 1.463
Totals . . 1 434.M4 3.1 16.820 3.170.908 27.486
Fully 130 per cent more capital was
invested in new industries in Omaha
this year than in 1915. This is exclu
sive of the new ventures in retail busi
ness and includes only the list of new
factories, distributing agencies, and
The names of the new concterni
Omaha has gained during the year,
the amount of capital invested, and
the number of persons employed, has
been compiled by the industrial com
mittee of the Commercial club, which
committee has been especially active
during the last year in seeking Jo in
terest new industries in Omaha's ad
vantages as a location for their busi
ness. In many cases when new com
panies were looking for a favorable
location, or when old established com
panies were looking for western city
of good railroad facilities in which
to establish a branch, it has been only
necessary for this committee to lay
Omaha's advantages clearly before
the company in order to win a de
cision in favor of this city as the per
The capital invested in new indus
tries of this kind in Omaha this vear
aggregated $2,329,700, against $1,036,
800 last year.
The new. industries during the vear
brought 927 employes, while those
last year brought 419.
Sixty-seven was the number of new
industries launched this year, against
fifty-six last year.
rolkrwing is the list as recorded by
the industrial committee:
Anne llarveetlnst Machine ft
Affinity Npark rlnsr 4 o
American Patent ft Knlcs Va
"American rotui.lt 4'o
American State flunk
Aiarato Kteclriral Co
Atittnrn Kloetrical C'o
Anto Parts 4'n
Auto Power 4'o. .
Rasjilo ft Aloiantler Aula
Stamp sales and other postal re
ceipts, which are taken as a good in
dex to a city's growth, were the
largest in the history of the Omaha
postoffire. as is seen by the annual
report of Postmaster Fanning. Tre
mendous increases are shown in ttie
stamp sales, in the money orders paid
and issnrd and in every other depart
ment of the work.
"The year 1916 was certainly a
mnt o-ratifvina nor " Said PoSt-
mastcr Fanning. "Our gains have
been steady and reflect the substan
tial growth of Omaha's prosperity."
A remarkable fact about the report
is the noticeable increase over 1915
in tiie money order department, not
withstanding that very little bnsineW
was done with foreign countries. In
1915 the total money order business
was $11,075,905. while for 1916 it was
$11,556,593, or an increase of $480,688.
Postal Receipts Grow. " ..'
Postal receipts at this office in 1916
were $2U0.!jV greater tnan mey were
in 1915, or a gain of a little more,
11 c.,i Tn 1915 nnsral re
ceipts were greater by $104J58.80 than
they were in ivi.
TV. - nnctal MttinSI hlHUnrtUt. 1H
1 11V ' -.-c.- . j-
thongti showing only nine more de
positors than in ivia, naa in increases
of 471.849 over the correspOTdrmr
period of 1915.
In 1916 aoonr s,wu ptecra ot rciicr
mail were posted every hour dnritni
the 365 days, or an average of 133
pieces for every minute of the year.
This is an increase of about 20 per
cent over the year 1911
The estimated ntrmber of letters
mailed in the Omaha posroffice in
1916 was 70,000,000, while the same
for 1915 was bnt 58,000,000.
There are 209 clerks and 174 can.
riers, serving about 200,000 patrons.
It is estimated that the 174 carriers
cover approximately forty square
, Parcel Port Package.
The yearly statistics show that -100,000
parcel post packages were de
livered in the city in 1916 and it is es
timated that over 2,300,000 parcels
were mailed ont of Omaha, making
the estimated total handled 3,400,000
parcels. . . u
There re now nine stations which
receive and dispatch mail in addition
to the main office. They are the
Union Depot 'postal station, South
Side station. Stock Yards branch,
Benson branch, Ames Avenue station.
Walnut Hill station, and Stations A,
B and C. . ,
Business for Year.
Statistics of the year s
Money Order Business.
Orders Issued 189,481
Orders paid 666,790
Remittances received . 46.611
Total tor ltli
orders loaned I6S.1S5
Orders paid M0,I4
Remittances received. . . 42.411
Total (or 1MB tll.t7t.MI
Increase for 19W MIO'.MS
Postal Rsvtnrt BnalDeaa. ,,.
Number of depositors !,02 tlM.t
jolt "f '
Number of dapoaltors Hit ltl,77i
ltli. 191 K
tn 1916. 1137, J66 '
la 1911. 7.444
Electric Wiring Here
Shows Great Growth
City Electrician Curran reports the
following operations of his depart
ment during I lie year:
Permits for ln..i'l" v Irlntr. 2,815, pole per
mits, 26; Jonrrtt.ym'-n V. ir. men's p.trmtlM.l (17 ;
motion pictur, ',p,TH tors' imrmlts, 65; In
candescent liim:e Irisuillod. 63.070; Inspec
tions made, 8 761 . r.-n rollectcd. 17.697.
There was a substantial increase in
thejiusiness of the department
CsttK linns Shcp. Mnlns
.. 926.684 2.267.384 3,147.434 ?B.66I
1. 225.000 3.639,000 3,310 000 41,600
....1.434.304 3.1 16.820 3.170 908 77.486
TOTAL F'l.ANT SAI.KS.
(Armour. Morris, Swift, Cudshy)
Haiti. HoffS Sheep Calves.
478.626 3,153,737 1,775.168 91.2.11
663,008 2.002.847 1. 052. 700 28.168
761 866 2.330.665 1,843,60(1 31.935
No. 51eo Fmoloyed.
IS, '.70, 370
T. 161. 634
Persistence Is the Cardinal Virtue
Two churches, $107,500.
Two hospitals, $225,000.
Thirteen schools, $340,000
Detailed Statement of Building Operations in Omaha Ending Dec. 31, 1916
Month Total. I Dwellings. Stores, Hotels & Warehouses & ! Miscellaneous. 1 Number of New I Additions and Total
Permits. Office Buildings. Factories. ; J Buildings. Repairs. 1 Cost.
I No. Cost. I No. j Cost. NoTj Cost. r"No7 Cost. "NoT T " Cost.' FNo."! "Cost. Cost.
Jan. 45 26 $ 68,800 3 $ 11,700 $ I 5 $ 2,125 35 $ 157,625 10 "$ 19,650 $177,275 '
Feb. 55 36 9 1 3,000 2 709,000 1 4 792 42 80 1 .092 13 1 4,600 8 1 5,692
March 142 87 228,000 3 5.800 1 8,500 I 24 10,030 117 307,430 25 39,375 346,805
April 166 87 240,750 9 98,500 1 9,000 32 7,135 130 385,385 36 21,450 406.835
May 192 116 320,900 9 224,400 1 5,900 ! 27 7,615 156 925,815 36 35,425 961,240
June 133 77 202,500 9 41,800 2 4,500 16 4,625 111 583,425 22 21,475 604,900
July 137 74 185,100 5 34,200 7 157,500 I 20 8,425 110 560,225 27 24,450 584.675
Aug. 133 75 226,760 2 16,000 3 68,200 I 30 6,-340 113 645,300 20 7,535 652,835
Sept. 154 78 201,150 9 42,200 8 211,500 24 5,130 131 683,980 23 31,725 715,705
Oct. 116 66 174,700 5 216,300 3 12,700 14 3,190 88 406,890 28 29,750 436,640
Nov. 92 56 176,750 I 1 - 2,500 10 299,300 10 3,155 1 81 719,205 11 6,900 726,105
Dec. 89 i 55 169,400 2 20,750 11 262,000 4 3,400 78 736,550 11 60,850 797,400
TotJ 1,454 833 $2,286,210 59 $1,423,150 47 $1,039,100 j 210 $62,462 I 1,192 f' $6,912,922 262 $313,185 ' $7.226,107
Twenty apartments, $910,000.
Six theaters and clubs, $519,500.
pair and Msrlittw Urlilinff .
Hlo Mird Thou. I'll)
Union MfMinforturtfiff Co
Biilrk Itapotr ltnp
ttaritnition Munnfiurtin-ioc Co.
fiarmsn lafuin.iO' Hnpply
Cllwlmfrni Rrrwlrf MtUino .....
H:hrrrnlnt Motor Co
Ciwl ft Mrin.lt Mfttor Va ....
Cora. Iumbr ft Com) Co
Vatm. Poultry ft i;n Co.,., .
DnlfV Mnrhinen' ft Ntiplv C.
Honl Motor Cur Co
at Vily Hap Co
oodu-1n Pflliih Co
(rlrp Bow Tic Co
liit4i--Ml4tlt rWu.-ft Fwl Co..
loin Comfit. Co
JfiiMiM. ft ItMrmnn r Inn's tn ) 1 1
C. ti. eFnhntH.i. liiHer Co....
fnnist A ilry Co, (ih'fltJil mi.i-
'KWIj-Sprl.tRile... Co., Umto
KrnmLrd A ruin. Co
"KfUvrfrvt fount Corn I la km
Hnapp-f.niritirf ft Co. hu(o
J. C. huml form. tit. .'tit (-...
l ilt." tiinni Sltp;. Co
National Ind. Hutu-Ho Ci
Nil -(.old UlnK Co
OmuliM fVnlnil Iron Worli ..
Onuilui Chriniili-r Co. (rttik)'-)
Omulta Compound (,'.
Omnrm Corri.1 Co
Onmhu Trimmlnc Co
(tmnrm Ttf"ilnr Co
Otruih, Ttpiv ft(lnf- f'o. . . .
fTim.iii WlfMf tor C. , . -, .
&--.- ftiipr ( ij ,
Plft'.t WuHl.'Mirn Mng. Co..
l'o(Utrli Proit.it U C
Prin" Aula Co
lUithriWxTC ft Nrht'nm Ctvtiotf1-
HnlltPAn VMlitr M.rthln Co.
S..mle-liiii t Motor Ci
8wMtrrfn Hrnn , ,.
Ttvlor-flnnltiriN Opttral 1'o . .
'fwo-lii-)iv" V nU-j niTiK Co ,
Colon Cuimtnn; 'i ...
i;nl(r Kotindry A Mnt hlnft Co,
I'nlvcrrwl -loior Co
C H. Spot (iroamt C-orporsvllon
M'Agrnvh C-o., Thr
Wrvrrrn Flint Co
Wwrn Hupnlj Co
7.M)fl BroN. (aato n titHr. Ww .
U rnluini Ice Croun. Co
ISO .01 HI
Irs m-t i
RoxtjitAri dlnpatched. . .
Roclstiera In trannlt.
C. O. D.i dtapaiciid
Total for rrgintry buirtitflm
TolBl for nwtitrr buBioew
Ntmp BUM. tr-id
Sal" of Marnp and postal mxAptm
Sul of rttimp and post&I rveatpte V''
for lfflti I.4H,1
Total tnorMJM I aOft.Tgl1
Iiiftui oil piirce.it rtWpatrhMl, ltlJ .... l,t4
Ininircd parcela dlpatchd, ItU. . . .ti.
Total lncr)ae . .14,BT
InurPd parroli delhrerM. . .
In-mrctl parcels delrvtved. 1M6. . . ..IMIV
City Clerk's Receipts for
Year Total Twenty Thousand
The city clerk reports the following1
receipts of his office from licenses dur
fi Aiirtlcinncr "v
1 1 h Aiilnmnhilo
i HIM (llHtrlbutlnj
A C.rcuji, oti .
ti dan in hall .
48 lOiiiploymcnl attoncy
4fl Forluno lollr
Ti I'mim movt-r
i:i3 leu wuKon
K( .lunli dealer
DH .hi nit pnOrilor
7 AlnoHfiiK'T cxprPM bonlneM .....
Mil Milk, wiion, 5tor?n and hand. .
4 N I t,-lU rioil wagon
Ufl Pmlrllpr, w.icon
0 IVfhik r. push vitrl ,
3 PocfdWr, fool
H.'i puol and 1,111 bird hall
ii4 llp.'utir .vngoiiM (
7 iSitlP of fish and meat
44 Hticoml hHiid dialir
;,t, Hiuul h;ifid furniture dealer....
ft ShooltniT caller)' . .
1H Strpet sale, merry-go-round, etc.
H Tlioaif r -
S:; Hn-l. ru' normlln
(IITIIpUtlOll tux i
TWIala Jll,8l,70O 0S2
Itirtbuiinir mrenry itr bnui li lioiLr oh
fcabllalKMJ with only nominal UhmI capitul in-
Addltlonf. lo etnbllNhfd OmaJua
"Mrs. Garidor Hpuaks of a upread that
ri-Mtt a thousand dollars or more ta a 'Hi
tie dlnnr.' "
"Tan, and did yon ever notiea the fara
way look In Mr. Gadder' eyea sometimes
when ahe makes a statement tike that?"
"No. What do yon aappoae It Indicates f"
"I rueaa he'a thinking of the time when
he wan glad to Rel a cup of coffee and a
dish of beam for his dinner." Birmingham
f I Eighteen MiNion Is t
!' Omaha's Bonded Debf I
Omaha's bonded indebtedness
$IR.608,18R, divided as follows: ,,, fi
Municipal. $8.411.1. 18S; water, $7,500,-:.
000; school, $.'795,000. 1
The W ater board expects to dc- '
stroy $5(X).0H0 of its own bonds dur. J
ing the first of the year. The cily . f
government redeemed $6,000 tn bonds
during the year and added $250,000 to.- $
the indebtedness. . vi
Many More Chattel Mortgages I I
Filed in the Year Just moseq
Chattel mortgages, contracts anrt'
leases filed in the office of County .
Clerk Dewey in 1916 amounted to
$18,3277u0'8, as compared with $13,--$18,327,790.48,
as compared with $1.3,."
statement shows the record mortgage.,
indebtedness for the last year:
nisri e,i:t iii.iiT.7is.4i -
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