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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1917
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Ttf Gem -)amesHc (Science JDepetvtments
naiting rowaers. i
-; Something over hal.f a century ago
a commercial firm in Boston con
ceived the idea of putting on the mar
ket a new product to replace the bak
ing oda and cream of tartar the
housewife of that day used for her
baking. The product was very sim
ple, merely, an accurate proportion of
the two ingredients named, plus a lit
tle starch or "filler" to keep the ma-
Ask for and bft g
THE HIGHEST QUALITY ,
36 Ittdft Boot Frtt
SX1NHERMFG.C0L OMAHA, USA
tMHR MMMOM HCTWIf III aMUICA
Why pay high prices for an inferior grade of grocer iec
, and meats when you can buy the highest quality
, for low prices at the Washington Market. y
' Specials for Saturday
i ' . MEATS
Fmh Dressed Springs or Hena, per lb.,
Extra Fancy Spring Lamb Forequarters,
per lb., at. . . lSVc
Eitra Fancy Spring Lamb Hlndquarti-re,
- per lb., at ; 17e
Choic Steer Rib Roast, per lb....l6ljc
Choice Steer Shoulder Roast, per lb.,
at 12',c and lfte
Choke Steer Shoulder Steak. lb....lftc
Choice Steer Sirloin Steak, per lb.,,.70.
Choice Btcor Round Steak, pr lb. .. .20c
Young Veal Roast, per lb ...IBe
Young Veal Stew or B remit, lb., 12l,c
Young VfUrl Round Steak, lb 25c
Sugar Cured Breakfaat Bacon, lb., 18Vc
Kxtra Lean Break fait Bacon, K., 22c
t AUTO DELIVERIES TO ALL PARTS OF THE CITY.
Write for our monthly price liat, ' Mill orders promptly attended to.
THE WASHINGTON MARKET
The Bi.it sanitary and up-to-at. trocar? and meat aiarkst to tbt middle wast,
Pkene Telsr 470 Connect. All DifU, ' 1407 Deuslss St, Omshi.
PIG PORK LOINS, PER LB.V. 1. .'. .16c
FRESH DRESSED CHICKENS, PER LB.
Steer" Pot Rout, lb. .
Steer Shoulder Stesk,
Younf V.el Rout, lb
Tounjr Veal Chop., lb.,..
Pi, Pork Ro.it, lb.......
Pig Pork Butt., lb
Mutton Ro.it, lb
M utton Chop., lb .
SUtr Rib Rout. lb... ...
Spar. Rib., lb,
. . . . . . is',c
; - SUNDAY DESSERT '
' A special pastry cook in your own
kitchen couldn't create a more welcome
dessert than the Grape Nut , Sunday
Special we've provided for tomorrow.
First quality Grape Nuts, mingled with
richly If lavored Cardmel Ice Cream.
There U alwrys Hardtnff
Alamito Dairy Never Has
. Trouble )Vith Housewives , I
. Our large yearly loss of milk bottles does not come through the i
retail customer, but through the unscrupulous milk dealer, who fcj
' trades 'milk for bottles or buys thorn from boys, dishonest drivers I
; or junk dealers. Some of these dealers have even boasted that M
. they bought bottles from our drivers, even though they knew the r,
buyer, seller or trafficker of stolen property is liable to a fine of - X
':: , from one to ten dollars for every bottle bo trafficked in. That ia i
the reason why a large percentage of the bottles in use in, Omaha f !
. are branded property of the Alamito Dairy Company. U
Some milk men try to clean their skirts by. sayine that thev use
Alamito bottles because they get mixed, it ia a fact that bottles
occasionally do get into wrong hands through the fault of no one.
But whenever we receive any bottles or cans that belong to some
' one else we give them back just as soon as we find the owner.
- The milk men have a permanent invitation to come into our plant
and see if there are any of their bottles there at any time, and if
there are any take them away.
; All wo ask is that they give us the same invitation.
' The retailer is helping to pay the loss on bottles. May we ask your
. co-operation to stop this mis-use of 'private property.
Alamito Sanitary Dairy
26th ana! Leavenworth Streets.
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V i i --MaaMe.
Readers are cordially invited to
ask Miss Gross any questions
about household economy upon
which she may possibly give help
ful advice; they are also invited to
give suggestions from their expe
rience that may be helpful to
others' meeting the same problems.
terials dry. This "yeast , powder," as
it was called, appeared on the mar
ket in small paper packets and sold
for 50 cents per pound. By dint of
much advertising it found a place in
i Because the cream of tartar used
was an expensive substance chemists
Degati to look about for cheaper sub
stitutes and in 1867 Dr. Horsford suc
ceeded in using an acid phosphate in
place of the cream of tartar. Cream
of tartar is a deposit that is obtained
from wine casks and is later puri
fied. The acid phosphates are some
times obtained from grains.
Beit Granulated Sugar, 14 lbs....
All brands Creamery Butter, lb.
Diamond C, Beat 'Em All or
Pride Soap, 9 bare for.
Washington's Best or Washburn-Crosby's
Gold Metlal Flour, sack $2.35
Sunaet Flour, hgih patent, lack. .. .$2.15
Kamo Peas, can..,.,, 14c
Karoo Corn, can i ...14c
Large Thin Skinned Lemons, do. .,20e
Sweet Navel Oranges, doien 15c
Strictly Fresh Country Eggi, doien. .40c
Fresh Tomatoes, per lb ..,25c
Fresh Strawberries, box 50c
Kxtra iLerge Iceberg Lettuce, head... 10c
Fresh Crisp Ginger Snaps, lb.,,,.., 9c
Extra Lean Reffular Hani, lb,...lSV,
Sug-ar Cured Ham., lb rl
Extra Lean Breakfaat Bacon, lb...21c
Sugar Cured Bacon, lb 17V.c
From 1 to p, at Country Sausage,
par lb., at 8c
From I to 10 a. m. Lamb Chop., lb, S
Dellverlee to All Parta ol tha City.
Mail Ord.r. Filled at Theee Price..
Phone Douglas 279 1
16U HARNEY STREET
Dealer clou by
. "Tir- -.seaa' --rBa""
The last type of baking powder, the
alum powder, was first sold in the late
70s. Since alum is cheaper than
either of the other acids the result
ing powder is cheaper, and all of our
cheapest powders now are alum pow
ders. In gejieral one can tell what
kind of powder one is buying from
the price. The cream of tartar pow
ders cost about 50 cents a pound; the
phosphate powders about 25 cents
and the alum powders 15 to 25 cents.
In addition to price indication the
label always states the contents.
The question of interest . to the
housewife is the relation between price
and quality. To begin with there is
serious objection to the continued use
of any baking powder in large quan
tities, as, for example, in substituting
baking powder for yeast in bread
making. All baking powders, after
acting chemically during baking to
produce a gas which, leavens the
dough leave in the material baked a
substance which acts as a mild laxa
tive. The continued use of a laxa
tive is to be condemned, as it pro
duces a tendency to constipation. In
ordinary usage, however, this injuri
ous effect scarcely results.
T&l Your Deafer
BEST GROWN -RIPE - FULL OF JUICE
SPECIAL FREE OFFER
Send us name of your retail grocer or fruiterer and we wll
mall you. postpaid, our Booklet of Proven Grapefruit Recipes.
Enclose twenty-five cents In coin and we will alaosend you,
f postpaid, our patented HPNNILAND ORANGE AND GRAPE '
KBUIT PRRPARER. It removes seeds and properly prepare
fruit for serving. Address J
CHASE & CO., Dept. "l-M", Jacksonville, Florida,
Economizing only at times is not thrift. Save and practice thrift every day. You can do it.
THE BASKET STORES
POTATOES 1 POTATOES t POTATOES t
Yctt ihou'd m dur ffaia quality Idiho
Nttd Gam, tha finMl potatoei grown
or pack, ml .....59c
Par huahal, at $2.33
Othari at, peck, 54c buahal $2.14
Lamoaa, Juicy kind, dosan 15c, 19c
0 lbs. Corn meal, whlta'or yellow 15c
Tip Paacaka Flour, 4Vt lbs. 25c
Griff tn'a O K Broom 30c
Tip Top r Crowa Broom 45c
Bluhtf, Urge bottla 5c
Diamond C Soap, 9 bars 26c
Escal., Mko Ivorjr white floating soap,
par bar n 4c
Castfla Soap. Til, larfa bar 4c
Pyramid Washing Powdor, 6c boa, 4c
Mint House Cleanser,
grade cleanser at
per can 4c
Toileteer, Ilka Saalflush, 15c can,
for . 15c
Saniflush, pTT'can , 31c
Bon Ami, 10c cake Ac
Gold Dust Washing Pawder, 25c pkg.,
for , 21c
Sal Soda, 11 V, lbs., for 25c
Glycerine Soap, 3 large bars 13c
Olive Cream Soap, fine for tender
akin, large 10c bar, ,7c
Cedar Oil Polish, American Lad
pensive advertising, SIAO
50c site., 30c 25c sise. . . .
Wash Boards, blue enamel . .
Wash Boards, sine
Wash Boards, brass..,..,,,
Anotnor carload of oraofoa will bo in soon. Our carload buying keeps prices down. Keep us buying more cars,
GET IN THE THRIFT CLASS HAVE A BASKET STORE, v
If you want a Basket Store in your neighborhood get up a petition. We will open
another store in Omaha where enough petitioners show patronage will justify it. Mail
your petitions to the Basket Stores' Office, 108 North 9th Street
jf SMOKED IN OMAHA V
STAR Ham and Bacon MKL '
Keep their hold on public favor br reason of their proved , f , f
froodnen. Wh.rryoo order by Dame, either &crrcgei(iti tboSfoca- f it Vdi
met Ceecrtn) or Bacon, or any of the Armour Oral Label JMWtf!Sjgml ft .IbJl 9
Products, you era making; no eoetty erperfineote you know the rf,'tffifffiiBm
highfood Tslvis and tha absolute quality of what you will rscsrra. ytfiffffgill J
Ask your dealer for Armour Oral Label Products. 'Mfffllmu 5a18
armour AcoMivurr iiilil " lill
7 Rtbt BuUU' M' " w
As to choice between the three types
the present opinion seems to be that
all are satisfactory as to results and
healthfulness, though alum powdcrs4
used in large quantities may give a
peculiar color and flavor. The hcatth-
! fulness of alum powders was the sub
ject ot a long controversy which was
investigated by a board of scientists
appointed by the United States gov
ernment. Their conclusion that alum
powders in ordinary amounts are not
injurious is published in government
bulletin No. 103.
A few housewives cling to the prac
tice ot mixing tlieir.own baking pow
der on the score of economy, and a
smaller number yet cling to the prac
tice of using cream of tartar and soda
as needed two parts ot cream of tar
tar to one of soda. Such practice
is bound jo result in inaccuracy and
consequent failure occasionally. In
this connection I am reminded of a
certain "frugal" housewife who mixed
her own baking powder as she needed
it. One day her son, of high school
age, was experimenting with corn
bread. Accidentally he reversed the
proportion of cream of tartar and
soda,' thus making a large excess of
soda in the batter. The boy realized
immediately what he had done and,
knowing from chemistry that molas
ses contained acid which would act
with the extra soda, he cleverly sub
stituted molasses for milk and made
a new kind of cornbread!
In recipes containing little or no
LIVE BETTER FOR LESS
pricas lowar than other Nebraska grocart.
Shi-addad Whaat, ISc pk,.'. 11c
National Corn FUkaa, 3 pkf. .16c
Bait Jap Rica, 10c (rada, 6 Iba. 25c
Krinkl. Cam Flakka, ISc alia 10c
Quaker Puffed Whaat or Cora, pkf . 14c
Kallovg'a Krumblaa. pk 9c
Paat Toaatlea, larta 15c pkg 13c
Farina, Tip, Ilk. Craam af Whaat... 13c
Kallogg's Bran, ready te cat, 25c pkg.,
lor , . .ZOc
Oal Meal, bulk, 6 Iba., for 25c
Oat Meal, Quaker, large pkg 22c
Oat Meal, Baakat Store, large pkg,
lor .-: 21c
Sugar, 10-lb. atandard pkg 69c
(This la mora than 141 Iba for (1.00)
Cataup, Armour', 25c eia bottle. . . . 19c
Cateup, Blue Label or Snyder". 23c
Cataup, Hawkeye, 1841. bottle 21c
Salad Dreeaiftg, Pompaian, 25c siaclftc
Horaa Radieh, bottle, Sc 3 for 22c
BeaRed Salmon, tall can 20c
Chum Salmon, talL..3 can. 31c
BaMng Powder, 25c can 15c
Wua uaed in priae wmntng cakea
In three Nebraska State Faira. Try
it. A wonderful value for the money.
Bahfng Powder, Price. 50c can . .
Rumford Baking Powder, 25c can
It. t. or Calumet Bakmg
25c can for
Into 'the Land of Luxuries
That potatoes are high and going
higher is now getting to be such an
everyday story that one hesitates to
start the weekly vegetable story with
that statement. However, that re
mains the big feature in the vege
table market. Moreover, everybody
is interested in potatoes, "while a rise
in the price of Florida strawberries
from 40 cents to 50 cents a box would
not be interesting to many folks. The
old spuds will soon be as high as the
new ones if they keep on. For new
ones of the vintage of 1917 are on the
market from Cuba and Florida. The
price of regular big potatoes of last
year's crop is now ranging from $2.25
to $2.40 a bushel in .Omaha and the
vegetable men say this is just about
what they cost wholesale. And po
tato harvest still six months away!
However, why not eat some other
vegetables? From the southern fields
have arrived splendid turnips, beets,
egg, such as griddle cakes and ordi
nary muffins, the proportion of bak
ing powder is two teaspoons to one
cup of flour. When eggs are beaten
tili light, as in cake making, one and
a half teaspoons baking powder to
the cup is sufficient (or even less), and
the latter proportion is sometimes
used for thick, doughs such as baking
powderbiscuit dough. - .
I have been- asked what "Sawtay,"
a new commercial product, is. It is a
fat which the manufacturer calls "but
ter of nuts." and may te substituted
in any recipe where shortening is
needed. Use one-fifth less than but
ter. It ranks with all butter substi
tutes in general desirability. They
are all similar in food value to butter
and considerably cheaper.
' Tested Recipes
(All measures are level unless other
TOMATO CAKES " x
1 cupful canned to
12 .oda rraekere,
Seaaonlng. to taste
Fat for frying
Season tomatoes and mash with
half of- the crackers; add eggs and
beat smooth. Add the rest of the
crackers and shape into smaH cakes.
Fry a nice rown in deep fat or sj,ute
oft a griddle. These are delicious
when served with light meat - for
2 roundlnc talle- H cupful euear
.poonful. buller 1 teaepoonful salt
1 nuart alfteil flour Milk
1 tKg IcInB
2 teaeooonfulit bak- Materia), for orna
Ins powder mentation
Sift baking powder and salt with
the flour, rnb in the butter, add egg,
sugar and enough milk to make' a
soft dough. Roll out one-half inch
thick, cut in .rounds and bake in a
hot oven twenty minutes. Ice with
white frosting. They may be orna-
MEAT DEPARTMENT ,
REMEMBER THIS Wa Carry Only
Tha Boat Quality Meat..
Veal Stew, lb 15c
Veal Roaat, lb 17c
Veal Steak, lb 25c
Rib Boil, lb , lie, 13c
Steer Rib Roaat, lb 18c, 20c
Pot Roaat, lb 16c, ISc
Steer Shoulder Steak, lb 17c, 19c
Beet Creamery Butter, lb 40c
Good Creamery Butter, lb 38c
Egga, per dozen . ...39c
(Takes tha Place of Good Butter)
Tip, tinted, higheat gaade, lb... 25c
Tip, white, higheat grade, lb..:. 24c
Caen Habit, high grade, lb 20c
Magnolia, 2-lb. roll 33c
Drinket, Kellogg'a, 28c .tee..
Independent Coffee, 35c grade, lb... 28c
Thrifty Habit Coffee, aweet drinking
Santos, per lb J 20c
Coed Corn, 'No. 2 can, 3 for,... 28c
Coed Peaa, No. 2 can, 3 for 28c
Tomatoee, No. 2Vt can, 3 for 34c
Kara Com Syrup, 10-lb. pall 52c
Kara Com Syrup, 5-lb. pail... 29c
Kara White Syrup, 10-lb. pan 60c
Kara White Syrup, 5-ih. pall 32c
1 Crescent Mapellna, 35c .ire 28c I
Crackers, hulk, aoda, 2 V, Iks 2Sc
carrots. They are fresh from the
ground and cost only a few cents for
a large bunch. Last year's crop of
these vegetables can be had at still
Cauliflower, rutabagas and Hubbard
squash are also plentiful at low cost.
Oranges and apples cost little, com
paratively little. Oranges have never
been finer, nor have they been cheaper
in recent years. They run all the way
from 12 cents to 50 cents a dozen.
Apples are also cheap; cheaper than
potatoes, at least. Ail come from the
west and the prices range from 50
cents a peck upward. They are fine
fruit, every one perfect.
v Lettuce and-radishes and celery are
plentiful. Brussels sprouts, peppers,
cucumbers, add to the. variety. Cran
berries are not only a holiday dish,
but are whole some all the time and
they hold down to the popular price
of Q cents a mart.
mented with bits of orange fondant,
chopped1 nuts or pink peppermints.
Another cake may be trimmed with
bits of raisins, while still another may
be arranged in two layers with can
died cherries between and encircling
the top of the cake.
3 tableapoonful. gel- Jnice of 1 lemon
atln Red colorlmr
H cupful cold water H cupful chopped
ft cupful boiling wa- nut meat!
ter Powdered .ugar
Grated rind of 1 z cupfula granulated
orange sugar .
Jnlce of I orange
Soak gelatin in cold water ten min
utes. Put sugar and boiling watejr
in saucepan, bring to boiling point,
add soaked gelatin and let boil twenty
minutes. Add flavorings and color
ing, strain, add nut meats and turn
into a bread pan (first dipped in cold
water) to one inch in depth. Ket
stand until firm, remove to board, cut
in cubes and roll in powdered sugar.
The nut meats may be omitted.
Otnrer Poddlnir Four ounces of flour,
six ounce of molaiw, one egg, one tea
spoonful ground ginger, rind of lemon,
pinch of Bait, four ounces of breadcrumbs,
four ounces of flnly chopped or shredded
suet, one teaspoon fuj baking powder, two
t&blespoonfuls milk. . Having chopped the
suet as finely as possible, grate the lemon
rtnd and mix the two With the flour,
breadcrumbs,, baking powder and ground
ginger. Add the molasses and the well
beaten egg; then with the milk rinse out
the bowl In which the egg was beaten and
add to the rest. Mix very wall and pour
into a well-greased pudding mold; steam
for three and a half hours. Serve with, a
sweet or a hard sauce. When measuring
(he molasses the best method Is to dfp a
tablespoon In flour and then to fill with the
molasses, which will easily roll out from
the floured meesure. One tableapoonful
(heaped) Is roughly one ounce.
Boilad Ginger Pudding One-half pound
of suet, one pound of flour, one-half pound
of brown sugar, two heaping teaapoonfuls
of ground ginger. Chop the auet very
finely and mix with the other Ingredients.
Put all quite dry jnst as they are Into a
very well-greaaed mold and boil for three
hours. When cooked tarn out on to a hot
dish and serve with a hot. sweet sauce
Ginger PqITs One-half paund of flour,
one teaspoonful of ground ginger, three
eggi, one tableapoonful of sugar, preserved
ginger. If not sufficiently moist add a lit
tle milk. Mix the flour, ginger and sugar
together; beat the eggs very thoroughly
and stir them Into the dry ingredients. But
ter some little baking tins, put small pieces
of preserved ginger at the bottom, half All
with the mixture and bake in a quick oven.
(Serve with wine saure or a little ginger
ayrup heated and flavored" with lemon juice.
Gliigerbrmd Padding One-half pound of
stale- gingerbread, one ounce of molasses,
one egg, two unces of sugar, one-half pound
of flour, two ounces of almonds, 'one-half
pint of milk. Crumble the gingerbread and
mix with the flour, sugar, and blanched and
chopped almonds, then stir In the molasses,
milk and beaten egg.- Mix thoroughly, turn
into a well-buttered mould and steam for
Ginger Biscuits One -quarter pound of
butter, two eggs, one-half teaspoonful of
baking powder, one-quarter pound of brown
sugar, one-half pound of floe flour, one
srall teaspoonful of ground ginger. Beat
the butter and sugar and add the eggs, one
at a time. Mix the flour and baking pow
der together and stir them into the other
ingredients. Flour a pastry board, roll out
the paste very thinly and "rut Into fancy
shapes. Place them on a greased tin and
bake for ten, to fifteen minutes In a brisk
Ginger Rings One pound of brown sugar.
one pound of flour two tablespoon futs of
ground ginger, six ounces of butter, on
egg. Cream the butter and sugar and add
the beaten eggs, flour and ginger. Mix
thoroughly and knead lightly. Roll out on
a floured board a quarter of an inch thick.
Cut into rings, using doughnut cutter. Bake
in a moderate oven till they have acquired
a owp golden brown color,
Ginger Snaps Ten ounces of lour, two
teaspoonful a of ground ginger, a pinch of
salt, one-half pound of golden syrup, three
ounces of butter, a small teaspooaiful of
baking powder. Mix the flour, ginger, salt
and baking powder together. Warm the
syrup and melt the butter In It Stir Into
the. dry ingredients, roll out and cot into
rounds. Bake on a greased tin for fifteen
minutes In a moderate oven. Philadelphia
Ginger Apples Eight large apples, one
quarter pint of ginger syrup, the juice of
one lemon, three ounces of brown sugar,
four tablespoon fuls of chopped ginger, one
quarter pint of water, one gill of cream.
Select good baking apples; peel and core
them, stand Id a fireproof dish and All the
cavities with chopped ginger and sugar;
pour the syrup and water into the dish and
cook the apples until they are toft and
transparent-looking, but not broken. They
M, cold with a little whipped creaim and a
piece of ginger on top of each apple.
An Effective Cough Treatment.
Ons teaspoonful of Dr. King's New Dis
covery taken as needed will soothe and
check your cough and bronchial Irritation,
Atl druggists. Advertisement.
ASK FOE and GET
. THE ORIGINAL
Chea Substitute, cost KOU same Dries.
Sherman's Chilblain Remedy
A SPEEDY RELIEF
Try II and jreu will always buy it.
25c per bottla at the
Four Rexall Drug Stores
CHOICE FOREQUARTERS LAMB, PER LB., 12c
pig Eork Loins, Per Lb i6c
FRESH DRESSED CHICKENS, PER LB.
Ysuni- Veal Roaat, lb...... IIV.C
Yminr Veal CWs. lb I4t',c
I .Steer Rib Roast, lb 14V.C
steer rot Kosst. go iiv.e
Steer Shoulder Steak, lb l3V,e
Pic Pork Roast, lb ISV.c
Pie Pork Butts, lb l',c
Mutton Chops, lb UV.c
Spare Rlba, lb I3V.C
Extra Lean Reirolar Hams, lb ISa
MAIL MUCH CHEAPER
Old Bate Was Fire Dol'.ars an
Ounce From Here to the
Aim TOOK THIRTEEN DAYS
By A. R. GROH.
We drop a line to Archibald in san
Francisco, or to Nata in Los An
geles today, put a 2-ccnt stamp on it,
drop it in the box 'Friday afternoon,
and we're practically sure that Archi
bald or Nata will have it m the; first
delivery Monday morning. '
Back in 1860 it cost $20 to send a
letter weighing one ounce from here
to California. It took the letter ten
days to get there if it ever got there.
For the pony express ,iders were
constantly open to attacks by Indians
When the project of a weekly mail
service from the Missouri river to
California, through 2,000 miles of
Indian-infested wilderness was first
started, it was considered extremely
audacious. People talked in awed
tones of "overland to California in
They regarded it much as we re
garded an aeroplane flight from Chi
cago to New York a few years ago,
or as we now regard in aeroplane;
flight across the Atlantic ocean. Thus
does the world move and the impossi
ble of today becomes the common
place of tomorrow.
The pony express started from St.
Joseph. Letters from Omaha were
sent to Fort Kearney and there deliv-:
ered to the pony express.
About 500 of the hardiest and fleet
est horses were used and there were(
190 stations along the route, from
nine to fifteen miles apart.
Eighty riders were employed, each
covering hret stations and taking a
fresh horse at each station.
The maximum weight of letters
carried was twenty pounds. Postage,
was $5 per quarter ounce, which would
make the postage on twenty pounds
Follow Overland Trail. "
The route, after reaching the Platte;
valley, ran up that valley to Laramie,
thence to Salt Lake City and down
the Humboldt to Sacramento. There'
the mail was taken aboard a steamer,
which made the fastest possible speed!
down the river, the 125 miles to San
Armed men, mounted on bronchos,
were stationed at intervals along .a
large part of the route to protect the
riders from Indians.
The schedule, which at first was ten
days, was later reduced to eight. The
fastest time ever made' was when
President Lincoln's first inaugural
address was carried from St. Joseph
to Sacramento in seven days and sev
The company dissolved at the com
pletion of the telegraph in 1862, with
a. loss of $200,000. v
Government mails were carried by.
the Overland Mail company. The
contract called for the running of a
monthly mail from the Missouri
river to San Francisco for $650,000
annual compensations The route,
chosen was the Ox Bow via Santa
Fe, but in 1860 the Indians became
so troublesome that the route was
changed to that of the pony express,
and soon afterward a daily mail was
established at an expense of $1,000,
Welsh Finally Gets
Proof that Indian is
Bum Weather Man
Colonel Lucius Arctic Welsh, who
hates winter with a terrible hatred,
found time in his busy day at the
busy weather bureau to call up The
Bee and remark that on October 30.
1916, the Indians predicted a mild
He recalls how the simple red men
in their simple way stated that the
bark on the trees was loose and the
beavers were not building their nests
very high, and the rabbits were not
as ferocious as usual, together with
other simple signs known only to the
weather-wise red nen.
And the winter-despising colonel,
shivering in his lofty office in the fed
eral building and trying with all his
might, but in vain, to stem the frigid
tide, just wants the world to know
that the poor Indian is very, very
poor indeed as a long distance weath
The colonel laughs loud and scorn
fully at the Indian, just as he laughs
at .the groundhog and all other spur
ious weather prophets.
Manufacturers Will Eat
"Made-in-Omaha " Dinner
The annual manufacturers' dinner in
Omaha' is to be held the evening of
February 20. This was decided upon
today at a meeting ot the entertain
ment committee of the Omaha Manu
Some special entertainment features
are to be planned, and the dinner it
self will again, be a "Made-in-Omaha"
dinner, with most or all of the arti
cles oil food manufactured or prepared
Zowief Parcel Post Dip
With Dahlman Dninn It
The parcel post dip, the latest in
the tango line, will be one of the fea
tures at the postoffice clerks' annual
dance, to be held at the Hotel Rome
January 17. Mayor Dahlman will
lead the grand march. - Preparations'
for the affair are now being completed
by James Novacek and Martin Dahl
Suear Cured Hama, lb lay..
K.trs ln Rreekfost Raeon. lb... XI Vac
Sugar Cured Bscon. lb
From I to p. m. Pork Cfcoes, lb, lfte
Frees 0 te 10 a. am. Country Seussfe.
ear lb., st ....
Deliveries Made to All Parta ol the City.
Mall Orders FUlad at These Prices.
113 South 16th Street,
Phone Doug. 2307.
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