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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 6, 1917)
THE' BEE : OMAHA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 6, 1917.
; CONTRACTOR TIRES
HAS ADDED DEPARTMENT
FOE WHICH TO BUY.
OF BEING THE GOAT
Matter Builders Plan to Abol
ish System of Making Free
Bids on Jobs.
MAKE OWNEE POST FOiBFEIT
Prospective builders in Nebraska
may possibly see the day when they
will have to pay a contractor to fig
ure on their job and make a bid.
This is an innovation the contrae.
tors In Omaha and Nebraska should
like to put into force." It is to be
brought up as a live topic at the sec
ond annual convention of the Master
Builders' association, of Nebraska,
which: is to be held at the Hotel Fon
tenelle January 9 and 10.
Contractors feelMiat they have long
suffered abuse In that they were asked
to bid on many Jobs that were never
awarded to anyone. It takes time
and labor to figure a big job and the
contractor is beginning to feel that
he should be paid for this time and
Many Never Built.
"I dare say that 60 per cent of the
Jobs the contractors now figure are
never built or if they are built all
i bids are rejected and the owner does
J the building himself by day labor,"
j said one contractor. "There are many
' people who, when they want to build
a house or some other structure, ask
for bids just in order to get an idea
what the thing is going to cost. Then
they reject all bids after they have
learned what it is going to be worth
and go ahead with the work them
selves. Thus the contractor merely
acts as free bureau of information
working for days to figure out for
some fellow what it is going to cost
him to build his house."
' Owner Hat it Easy.
, T Under the present condition the
' " contractor is required to make a de
posit iith the owner or architect to
get a let of the plans and to show his
good faith in figuring and biddin?
on the job, while the owner is in no
way required to show his good faith
in asking for bids and talking of
Another matter that will come up at
, he convention will be the resignation
tendered by Commissioner K. M
, Jlickel. Mr. Bickel has been com
missioner since the organization of
- the association two years ago. He
rial published a construction paper in
Omaha, but has just disposed of his
interests id this also. His resigna
tion as commissioner is in the hands
5f the directors of the Master Build
JTra and will be acted upon Friday
of next week. Several applications
, "of the job are already in. -
Grant Parsons of Omaha is presi
dent of the Master Builders and V.
Ray Gould of Omaha is secretary.
Increase in lumber Rates r
To Be Effective February 15
The increase of Vi cents per 100
weight on lumber rates from the
southern producing field to Omaha,
Des Moines and Lincoln will not go
into effect until February IS.
This order lias just come from the
Interstate Commerce commission.
This case, which dragged over a
period of six years, and was finally
settled in favor of the railroads, in
volved the increase in freight rates
from the old 25-cent rate to Zb'A.
The order of the Interstate Commerce
commission a few weeks ago, sought
ftto put the increase into effect De
cember 30 last. The rrilroads filed
their new tariffs, but did not give the
; required statutory notice of the in-
crease. For this reason the com-
5jmssion advanced the date of effective
pess of thw order to give the roads
time to comply with the law in the
matter of serving notice.
Adds More Space
I After twenty-nine years of business
J success, fifteen years of which have
been spent in one location, the Guar
J antee Clothing company, formerly at
1519-21 Douglas street, has responded
to the call for more space and has
secured larger and more modern quar
ters at 10J-5-5J4 South Sixteenth
The new establishment has also
introduced at number'of new ideas to
J the business district ' of Omaha, ac
cording to H. S. Arnstein, proprietor.
, Including a novel style of arcade front
which gives the store 110 feet of win
The first floor is given over to fur
nishings, shoes and hats, while the
second floor gives to this city one
of the most complete daylight cloth
ing rooms in this part of the country,
devoted exclusively to men's and boys'
.Rock Island Road Says
- Its Lines Are Now Cleared
.t H. E. Allen of Fairbury, superin
tendent of the Nebraska lines of the
Bock Island, is in the city and as
serts that the freight situation has
been greatly relieved during the last
few days. He says that so far as the
Rock Island lines in Nebraska are
concerned, .he accumulated freight
"has been pretty well moved out and
that the road is handling business
fc'ith little 1. any delay. .
From the southern nortinn. ni Ki.
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Miss Florence Laboschin, buyer for
the blouse shop and the misses' and
small women's departments of the
Brandeis Stores, will leave for an ex
tended buying trip to New York Sat
urday night. During her administra
tion as buyer for the blouse depart
ment Miss Laboschin has kept in
close intimate touch with her ever
growing clientele and now, with the
addition of the misses' and amall
women's departments to her staff,
she feels that she can render much
greater service in this direction.
To Talk Pensions
To? Aged Clergy
The Episcopal church in the United
States has undertaken the task of
raising by March 1 $5,800,000 to in
augurate a system of pensions for
its aged clergy. Some of the fore
most business men of the country
are backing the project and already
$4,000,000 has been subscribed. Of
this large amount nearly all has been
secured in the east. As yet the west
has not been canvassed.
Bishop Theodore P. Thurfton of
eastern Oklahoma, who is the rep
resentative of the -church pension
fund commission for the provinces
of the southwest and northwest, Ne
braska being in the latter province,
is in Omaha for a few days to pre
sent the subject to the Episcopalians
of this city. Sunday morning at II
o'clock Bishop Thurston will speak
in Trinity cathedral and in the after
noon at 4 o'clock he will address, a
union meeting of all the city par
ishes and missions in All Saints
church. , .' '
No pledges or subscriptions will
be asked for at any of thise services.
Bishop Thurston is the guest of
Bishop Arthur Williams.
Hills for Coasting May '
Be Named Soon by City
At the next meeting of the com
mittee of the whole the city com
missioners will discuss the advisabil
ity of authorizing the chief of police
to set aside certain hills for coasting
purposes. It is proposed to protect
these hills by roping off intersections
and displaying redlights after night
"The kids will slide and I believe
they should be given some protection
in this activity, stated Commissioner
Dr. Edwards' Olive Tablets Get at
the Cause and Remove It
Dr. Edwards' Olive Tablets, the sub
stitute for calomel, act gently on the
bowels and positively do the work.
People afflicted with bad breath find
?uick relief through Dr. Edward'
Hive Tablets. VThe pleasant, stirar
coated tablets are taken for bar breath
by all who know them.
Dr. Edwards' Olive Tablets act gen
tly but firmly on the bowels and liver,
stimulating them to natural action,
clearing the blood and gently purifying
the entire system. They do that whicn
dangerous calomel does without any of
the bad after effects.
All the benefits of nasty, sickening;
griping cathartics are derived from Dr.
Edwards' Olive Tablets without grip
ing, pain or any disagreeable effects.
Dr. F. M. Edwards discovered the
formula after seventeen years of prac
tice among patients afflicted with bowel
and liver complaint with the attendant
Dr. Edwards' Oline Tablets are pure
ly a vegetable compound mixed with
olive oil ; you will know them by their
olive color. Take one or two every
night for a week and note the effect
10c and 25c per box. All druggists.
ifi fuss jjffv
braska. Mr. Allen says the wheat has Musterole Works Easier, Quicker
beer, pretty well moved out and that ,, WfuJi oi 7
II HiiVUI USD V49l
(Vitb this none there is little pros
pect ot the congestion again hemm
' Sim! liBlnMat KIU Pain.
la tht crcfttMt pain killer aver discovered
jjimply laid on th Kin no rubbing mquirvd
It drive tba pln away. ISt. All drua
. tiffniiw nfitatnamwiit
I WISH TO
that I am bow the. i ?
f Justice of the Peace I
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g. . ia Great Omaha. ' .
a GLENN MORAN :
, 634 Rom Bldf. - -
- Fhaa TyUr S88.
I There's no sense in mixing a mess of
mustard, flour and water when you can
easily relieve pain, soreness or stiffness
with a little clean, white Musterole.
Musterole is made of pure oil of mus
tard and other helpful ingredients, com
bined in the form of a pleasant white
ointment It takes the place of nut-nf-
ydate mustard plasters, and will notblister.
musterole usually gives prompt relief
from sore throat, bronchitis, 'tonsilitis,
croup, stiff neck, asthma, neuralgia, head
ache, congestion, pleurisy, rheumatism,
lumbago, paint and aches of the back or
joints, sprains, sore muscles, bruises,
chilblains, frosted feet, colds of the
chest (it often prevents pneumonia).
JIJ ' ' A if-"-
C. E, Black, familiarly known as "Black the Hatter,"
at 109 South 16th St., having bought an interest in an
other men's furnishing store in this city, closed out his en
tire stock of men's hats and furnishings to us, which we
will place - '
On Sale Saturday Morning
at Big Price Reductions
The sign "Black, the Hatter," has been a land mark on 16th St.
for the past sixteen years, and was recognized as the foremost ex
clusive men's shop in the city, and the stock of high grade furnish
ings and hats was a source of supply for the best dressers in Omaha.
This Is the Way We Offer the Stock of Shirts and
Hats Beginning Saturday and Continuing Until Sold
Balance of Stock on Sale at Later Date
lis "kid isi""
i. . THIS ENTIRE STOCK OF .
lEN'S HATS- FURNISHINGS
c ji o nrr t--vi
BURGESS - NASH COMPANY
THE NEWSPAPERS FOB
THE SAtE OF THIS STOCK OF
, AND HATS
:( ?rrt ft ty
fOSt THB SALE
OF THIS STOCK Of .
AND. HATS w
We've Taken "Black's" Entire Stock of
Shirts and Divided It Into Three Groups:
At 5c, 89c and $ 1.29
WE BELIEVE this occasion will prov6 the
. most active period of shirt selling that has
been in Omaha in a long time. They were in
the most part made expressly for "Bl&ck" un
der contract and according to his own specifi
cations by the best Shirt Makers of the country,
including the famous Monarch and Cluett
brands. Included are:
' .Soft Cuff Shirts White Bosom Shirts
Negligee Shirts Full Dress Shirts
Shirts for Every Occasion
Shirts of most attractive shirtings of im
ported and American-made madras silk and
cotton novelties, mercerized fabrics and some
silks, in an almost endless variety of patterns
an sizes, 14 to i -men neckbands.
The'entire North Aisle and center squares are given up to this shirt event. Each
size on a special table. Plenty of salespeople and extra cashiers to give you prompt
service. Wedge in at the front Saturday morning at 8:30 and stock up with the
best shirt values of the season.
Burfm-Nub Co. Main Floor Just lasldo Hanwy Stmt Door.
NOTE The shirts at 65c will be on sale in the Down Stairs Store.
Choice of Any Hat From
the "E lack ' Stock at
MEN, here s your opportun
ity to secure a new hat in
the latest block and style at but
a fraction of the regular price.
The offering includes every
favored style in soft hats, such
as narrow, medium and wide
brims with pencil curl, bound
or raw edge, flat, roll or turn
down brims, in cloth, yelour or
scratchups, etc. Black, green,
gray, brown, etc.
The stiff hats are the latest
blocks, in brown and black
all at choice for $1.49.
Choice of .Any Cap From
the "Black" Stock at
Including blue serges, homespuns and novelties with
velvet .lined inside,- ear bands or leather sweats, silk or
tape lined, large or small shapes.
BurgeM-Nash Co. Fourth Floor.
Burgess-Nash Announce for Saturday a Remarkable Sale of
At Prices That Are Really Sensational
IT'S the result of an effort to re-adjust our stocks preparatory forthe Spring season. Every broken line of sizes,
regardless of what the former price may have been, is included in this great clearaway for Saturday.
That were to $13.65,
That were to $20.00,
That were to $30.00,
That were to $40.00,
Represent the very acme
of the tailor's art strict
ly hand tailored through
out. Some have velvet col
lars, others of self ma
terials, in, black, grays
Include fancy weaves, vi
cunas, cheviots, double
back twills, Irish frieze,
English coverts, Shet
land kerseys, imported
and domestic homespuns.
Burfou-Nuh Co. Fourth Floor.
Form fitting, line tracing,
English box backs, single
and double breasted, with
convertible, self and vel
vet collars, plain and welt
seams, finest one-half or
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