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THE BEE: OMAHA, FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 1917.
The Omaha Bee
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In vain do Will street's war babies whimper
for nourishment these days. ,
Teutonic secret service agents are not always
as secretive as they imagine. (
As a clinching argument for good roads, the
Auto show speaks for itself.
Only two more days of congress and mighty
little show for the belated bill I
Four out of the six weeks of Mr. Ground
iog'i hibernation have passed. Get ready to
Looks as if Uncle Sam would have to stand
guard over the Monroe Doctrine and with a gun
ill his hand, toot
If half the reports of plotting activities is
irui, the plotters should have no difficulty in
showing they earned the money.
But why .did not the president disclose that
German-Mexican communication long ago, if it
has been in his possession for more than a
Legislative surgical operations in state ex
penses may be needed in obscure spots, but com
non sense forbids crippling the patient for the
sake of the cutting experience.
With the May day advent of the "dry" era a
lot of our municipal troubles will settle them
selves automatically, so begin right now to boost
for a bigger, better and busier Omaha.
Much misinformation filters Into Germany,
provoking doubt and uncertainty in official quar
ters. It is very annoying, doubtless, especially
since Berlin gets back no better quality than it
sends. ' i '
', A party leader in the German Reichstag sim
plifies the coming peace negotiations very ma
terially. "All damage and loss of property," he
says, "must be borne by the originators of the
war." Poor Austria! '
New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Boston
are abundantly stocked with provisions. Talk of
scarcity ia baseless. The- problem is not in. the
supply, but in the means of jarring loose the
Persons prone to mocking gas and plumbing
bills owe apologies to the bill makers. Their cal
culations, by comparison, typify strict economy
and restraint befitting skilled tradesmen. Only
amateurs practice the holdup. ' Corisider the un
skilled in congress and their ways. They ren
dered bill for $50,000 and didn't find a leak.
Vacant lot cultivation, systematically pursued,
an be made profitable not only in crops gar
', crcd, but also in health-giving exercise. Un--ortunatcly,
the backyard potato patch is easily
iarted and also easily abandoned on the first
. iinsy excuse. Each prospective vacant lot cut
' valor should sign up a contract with himself
i go through to the1 finish.
The progress of the state in fifty years, aston
'mg as it is in many ways, merely glimpses
. 'ia,t it will be In another half century if coming
.iterations profit, by the experience of their par
.its. The advantage lies with them. Oppor
initio abound and reward wait upon the con
uiance of industry, perseverance and foresight
tiicli characterized the pioneer; makers of the
Lpw or Violence
-Maw York World -
' If it be true, as the Interstate Commerce com
ission announced yesterday, that no actual food
.- fuel shortage exists anywhere in the country,!
; ere can be but one conclusion as to present con
; .ions. The necessaries of life have been cor
. red in defiance of law and in contempt of offi
.9 sworn to enforce the law.
. It is a sorry outcome of legislation and litiga-
n extending over a quarter ot a century that
- ; the first comprehensive test to which our many
- .actmejits against monopoly and restraint of
.ade haVe been subjected there is no hint of
.rosecution for crime and the suggestion of no
remedy but pro-Uerman embargoes, despotic conv
mandeering of food lurches or charity on a co
loyal scale. A dubious expression of this help
less bewilderment was the proposition in the
senate of the United States yesterday by Senator
Lewis of Illinois that food unlawfully held be
seized for 'public distribution.
Where but in the courts is the lawfulness of
any property to be determined? Where but in
lhe courts are we to discover whether the men
who have created the apparent scarcity are en
gaged in what ia called business, or in what we
know to be crime? Where but in the courts are
we to find whether laws meant what they say or
More important than an extraordinary foreiorn
demand and a disposition to panic on the part
of many of our people in the creation of present
condition! are the confidence of the monopolists
that nothing will be done to them, and the mihlie
conviction that law is no defense against extor
tion. The men who have cornered food are gam
bling on the proposition that the law will not
overtake them. Their victims, teeing no evi
dences of law enforcement anywhere, naturally
aiaiiiicu auiu UCSiacnalC
; The food supply being ample, it devolves upon
ttate and federal authority to liberate it from the
control of speculators and plunderers. Thit may
be done by law or it may be accomplished by
violence, but in the long run society will profit
Amasing and Audacious.
' Amazing and audacious are the only words
to characterize the move made by Germany for an
alliance with Mexico against the United States.
At the tame time, one must wonder that the
usually shrewd diplomats of Berlin should so tact
lessly pursue a course certain to react so harmful
to their country.
It was to have been expected that Germany
would, if possible, endeavor to divert the atten
tion of the United States away from the main war
operations, and our already strained relations with
the de facto Mexican government, as well as our
chronic friction with Japan, offered a ready-made
situation for Dr. Zimmermann' use. To this he
seems to have turned in his emergency, regardless
of the after effects.
But other angles of the affair are equally inter
esting. In the Zimmermann note to Eckhart,
Germany, hitherto constantly emphasizing its
highly moral aspirations and professing to be
above seizing a foot of land from a foe for herself,
freely offers to aid Carranza to help himself to a
huge slice of the United States. How far Carranza
may have been influenced by such a proffer is a
matter of conjecture; the bait was doubtless
tempting enough to him, but he knew landing the
fish to be quite another undertaking. It is rea
sonable to think that his nearer view of the United
State would make even a Mexican chieftain pause
before entering on to dubious a scheme of conquest.
Again, President Wilson's potition would be
unquestionably stronger now had he been more
frank when he went before congresa last Monday.
This is attested by the fiareback in the senate fol
lowing the present disclosure. The information
the president then possessed, but withheld, would
have invited confidence and hastened intelligent
The one salient result of the uncovering of the
intrigue must be a more complete shattering of
faith of our people in the German expressions of
good intentions and friendly desires. Assuming
the genuineness of the Zimmermann note, the
United States cannot regard its source as any
thing but, hostile and must omit no rational meas
ure of preparedness for self-defense. ,
Did you study the two pictures, reproduced
by The Bee, contrasting the Farnam street of
today with ie same Farnam street when the
Nebraska statehood proclamation was issued?
If you have not already done so, you should, for
there is inspiration in those pictures for every
far-seeing person to pin his faith in Omaha.
These two pictures present an ocular exhibit
of progress, monuments to the push, pluck, per
severance and enterprise of the builders of this
city, whose principal business thoroughfare now
bears less resemblance to itself, as it existed fifty
yean ago, when Nebraska became a state, than
have the rebuilt areas of earthquake-shaken San
Francisco or fire-swept Baltimore.
It it reasonable to assume that the physical
characteristics of Omaha aft now fixed for
some time to come and that another fifty years
will not work to many changes on any one street,
because the expansion and reconstruction will be
spread over much more territory, but we may be
sure the growth and concomitant improvements
will continue with fewer interruptions and less
slackening of speed. .
What the two pictures must impress most is
that, even looking through thit vista to the be
ginnings, no one dares conjure in his mind with
any self-confidence a conception of what the main
street of the Omaha of fifty years hence will look
That President Wilson will be accorded power
by congress to change the position of the United
States from passive to armed neutrality is appar
ent. While this it still short of war, it is as close
as a nation Can come without actual participa
tion. It meant authority to arm all American
merchantmen, and, .if need be, to convoy them by
warships on their journeys to and from port. Un
der it a merchantman it warranted in resisting
visit and search, and may use whatever means
are available to evade capture by a belligerent.
This step for the protection of American com
merce hat been resorted to several times in the
history of the country. To support this course,
the president will be empowered to employ atl
the naval force of the United States. It is still a
question as to whether the phrase, "other in
strumentalities," will be carried with all it im-.
plies of unlimited power t othe executive, but
the purpose of congress to make full provision.
for the proper protection of American rights it
manifest and if further action is needed it will
. Need of a Stats Budget System.
. The preparation of the big maintenance ap
propriation bill in the legialature emphasizes the
crudity of the tyttem that prevails. Heads of the
state institutions or departments make their es
timates, and the committee of the legislature
makes the decision at to what will be allowed.
It it not to be doubted that the department heads
take into consideration the fact that their esti
mates will be cut, and so set their figures high
enough. It it equally true the legislators realize
this and scale down accordingly. The one tide is
interested in geeting all the money it can, the other
in holding the public expenditures to the lowest
possible limit. Under such a plan, especially
when it is complicated by log-rolling and trading
between the different tectiont of the ttate, the
best service it impossible. Some unnecessary ex
pense is certain to slip in, while something really
needed it likely to be omitted. A better way of
doing business is sadly needed. The house need
surrender nothing of itt conttitutional preroga
tive, but it might be relieved of much of itt pres
ent responsibility, and tometimet embarrassment,
and better service for the ttate obtained, if a
comprehensive budget tyttem were adopted.
' Contervation of forettt looms large at the
sole means of safeguarding the future paper tup
ply. Unlets inventive skill devises meant of con
verting cornstalks, ttraw and other vegetable
plantt into paper, the ancient practice of burning
wood for heat may break into the category of
moral crimes '
Any old money looks better than home made
money in Mexico. The main obstacle to an ef
fective deal with Carranza it the difficulty of
Sending a thipment of marks through the block
ade. Carranza and Cabrera need the money.
All doubtt at to the tuccest of the Auto thow
are dispelled, and the exhibition it only half over.
Deatert have been too busy booking orders to
worry a great deal about the weather. '
New York Journal of Co mm area
The latest evidence of what is called our "un
precedented prosperity" appears in the statistics
of foreign trade for the month of January and
for seven months of the current fiscal yVar. For
the month exports reached a value of $613,400,000,
compared with $330,784,000 in the same mpnth
last year, and $204,000,000 in January, 1914. Im
ports were valued at $241,700,000, against $184,
360,000 last year and. $154,700,000 in 1914. The ex
cess of exports over imports amounted to $371,
700,000 in January this year, $148,420,000 last year
and $40,320,000 in 1914. For seven months of the
fiscal year ending with January exports were val
ued at $3,614,000,000, imports $1,348,000,000 and
excess of exports over imports $2,266,000,000. The
figures for the corresponding period a year be
fore were $2,183,000,000, $1,097,000,000 and $1,086,
000,000. For that ending January, 1914, they were
$1,522,000,000, $1,067,000,000 and $454,000,000.
T.iese are impressive figures, "signifying much."
No doubt they signify for tome people a high
degree of prosperity. Among other things they
indicate large opportunities for labor at high
wages; but they are accompanied by high prices
for many things, including necessities of life, and
denote what is so often referred to as the "high
cost of living." This high cost of living affects
everybody. Everybody shares in paying the high
prices, but a comparatively small proportion of
the people share in receiving them. A large num
ber of the working people do not share in the high
wages, at least not in those which have risen in
proportion to the cost of their living, which in
very many cases has to be pretty poor.
While we see so many of these impressive fig
ures of profit and of huge foreign trade, and of
much domestic industry and trade which contrib
ute to it, there is perpetual complaint of hardship
and suffering and investigation into the causes of
it. There are pitiful pleas for' relief from starva
tion, such as beset the city hall with a crowd of
poor women the other day. Evidently there is a
bad distribution of the fruits of this boasted pros
perity. While many are short of food and weep
ing with their hungry and ill-clothed children ex
posed to cold weather, there is an enormous waste
of the food s'upplies in thoughtless and heartless
extravagance. Recipients of high profits squan
der them in self-indulgence and few show any
disposition to share with the suffering. Compara
tively little is done for their relief at home, while
there are organizations to rescue from starvation
abroad. This latter should be increased and not
lessened, but more of the squandered surplus of
profit should be used in relief of domestic suffer
ing. Little of that is afforded by complaint and
criticism or eyen by expensive investigation.
Naw York Tlmee r-
The remarkable growth and development of
our chemical industries, due to 'loss of the im
ports from Germany and to the foreign demand
for high explosives, not only promises to make
us independent in years to come, so far as sup
plies of chemical products are concerned, but now
assist in preparing tne country :or national de
fense. As our manufacturers of steel and munia.
tiont are fully equipped and ready, because of
their work on foreign orders during the last two
years, to the new chemical industries wilt meet
the requirements of war, if that should come. The
needs of both peace and war have caused the
establishment and expansion of them. The same
chemicals which belligerent armies and navies
must have are indispensable in our factories in
days of peace. Those which are the basis of dye
stuffs, for example, must be used in making high
It t said by government officers tnat we are
now making enough benzol, toluol and phenol, or
carbolic acid, to supply the wants of the whole
world in normal times. The increase in two
yeart has been 400 per cent. Forty per cent of
our coke nov comes from the by-product ovens
in which such chemicals are recovered from what
was formerly thrown away. The smoke now
yields valuable substances which in the past we
imported, aucn run utilization 01 coat ia giving
us great quantities of ammonia and nitric acid.
Scores of factories are turning out such- dye
stuffs as we formerly bought from Germany, and
chemists say there is now an ample domestic
supply of the necessary colors. Growing outputs
here have reduced the very high prices of many
chemicals. We are making potash from kelp,
alunite, the waters of a lake and the waste of ce
ment mills. The value of the product rose last
year to $3,500,000, Exports of chemicals have
been multiplied by four. Shipments of acids have
grown from less than $500,000 a year before the
war to $24,000,000. The authorized capital for
new companies and additions to old ones in the
chemical industries has been about $170,000,000.
If our country should be drawn into the war,
all thit chemical preparedness would have a new
and greater value.
Prohibition Drink Money
Naw York World
Congress passes a bill cutting off revenue as
lightly as one calling for the expenditures of hun
dreds of millions. Since the legislative depart
ment has refused to consider the effect upon the
treasury of the act forbidding shipments of liquor
for personal use into prohibition states, perhaps
the executive branch will inquire into the matter.
Assuming that Representative Shirley is well
advised when he sayt that 40 per cent of Ken
tucky'! liquor product has been sold in prohibi
tion states, it is reasonable to suppose that the
ratio holds good generally and that it applies
to brewers as well as to distillers. Last year the
direct tax upon the manufacture of spirits, beer
and wine amounted to about $238,000,000. If the
new law proves effective in stopping the "personal-use"
traffic in prohibition territory, it will
also, on the 40-per-cent basis, stop about
$95,000,000 in taxet which congressmen asd others
in Washington have found highly useful for
J n joyous disregard of consequences, Songress
appears to have considered thit subject only as a
moral, social and political problem, with a sug
gestion on the side that the action taken was
an excellent joke upon the prohibitionists whose
cellars have never gone dry. When the bill gets
(o the president, who must necessarily grapple
with sordid finance occasionally, he may want to
know how he is to replace that $95,000,000 of pro
hibition drink-money. "' '
'People and Events
Down east seed potatoes are held it from $12
to $15 a barrel. Vacant lot gardening is due for
a jolt when planting time for spuds arrives.
Little old New York considers one flag good
enough for all. Some incautious rounders who
express different opinions loud enough to be
heard generally win a smash and a tattoo of shoe
leather. Unusual speed is necessary to escape a
A girl in Jersey City left home because the
couldn't get a new dress for a dance. Another in
New York flew the family coop because dad
chided her for making up her face. Both re
turned before harm betell. Such incidents are
reminders of parental authority gone to seed.
Medical reports from the Warwick farms, the
New York State Sanitarium for Drug Addicts,
conveys hopeful prospects for a new treatment
devisedby Medical Director Charles P. Stokes,
formerly surgeon general of the United States
navy. - The nature of the treatment it not dis
closed, but it laid to have thown gratifying- re
sults in twenty-five cases treated. I It is said no
suffering ensues and acute symptoms are re
moved in two or three days. Dr. Stokes prom
ises to make known the treatment should satis
factory results show up in 100 cases. . ,
rmfm7"T' A V M
Health Hint for the Day.
In treating dandruff the brushes
and combs used must be kept scrupu
lously clean and disinfected, otherwise
reinfection is Inevitable.
One Tear Ago Today in the War.
Two ships reported sunk in new
Russians took BltHs, In Turkish
Germans lost heavily in new drive
Earl Kitchener and other members
of the British govarnment at big Guild
hall meeting urged strict economy for
In Omaha Thirty Years Ago.
A sorrel horse attached to atop
buggy, the proaaorty of Dr. Ward, was
taken from the corner of Fifteenth
and Harney. The doctor would like
to interview the thief or "Joker" who
aspired to the possession of his steed
About 100 spectators were present
at the wrestling match between
Charles Moth and Elliott Edwards at
South Omaha. James Mangel was
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chosen referee, T. M. McOuire and A.
Garey timekeepers. Moth was sec
onded by Jack Hanley and Edwards by
Frank Bradburn. The match was
won by Moth.
The deed of the Brlggs farm to C.
E. Mayne and Erastus Benson was
filed with the county clerk, the con
sideration paid being $205,750.
while Judge Stenberg was trying
part of tha prisoners i police court
the remaining part were quietly enjoy
ing "a pull at the bottle," some man
In the lobby having smuggled a quart
bottle of whisky to them aa they were
passing into the court room.
W. E. Flndley of Fremont, O..
who is the guest of W. B. Jacobs, In
tends to ocata in this city and follow
his professional pursuits as architect.
Mrs. C. J. Emery has gone to Kan
sas City to visit friends.
Mrs. E. M. mim ot creston, la.,
has returned to Omaha and taken up
her residence on Burt street.
Charles H. Hoyt's farce comedy,
"Parlor Match," was presented at
Boyd's opera house.
This Day In History.
1769 De Witt Clinton, statesman,
known as "the father of the Erie
canal," born at Little Bristol, N. T.
Died In Albany February 11, 1828.
1776 A heavy cannonade was
opened upon Boston from all the
1779 Simon Gabriel Brute, first
Cathollo bishop of Tincennes, Ind.,
born in France. Died at Vlncennes
June 36, 1889.
1793 General Sam Houston, leader
In the struggle for Texan independ
ence, born near Lexington, Va, Died
at Huntsvllle, Tex., July 26, 1863.
1810 Pope Leo XIII born at Car
plneto, Italy. Died in Rome July 30,
1819 Congress authorized Alabama
to-form a state constitution.
1836 Declaration of independence
of Texas signed.
1853 Washington territory created
out of the northern part of Oregon.
1881---Roderlck Maclean, a dement
ed youth, attempted to shoot Queen
Victoria In the railway station . at
1892 William J. Tucker was elect
ed president of Dartmouth college.
1894 General Jubal A. Early, cele
brated confederate chieftain, died at
Lynchburg, Va. Born in Franklin
county, Virginia, November 3, J816.
1912 The. president issued a proc
lamation warning Americans to ob
serve the neutrality laws with Mexico.
The Day We Celebrate.
Charles It. Sherman first saw the
light of day in Montgomery Center,
Vt fifty-five years ago today. Omaha
boasts the possession of a whole string
of first-class drug stores due to the
progressiveness of Mr. Sherman, who
also is a Water Boarder.
John H. Stiary, president of the
International Land and Investment
company, was born March 2, 1872, at
Wllber, Neb. He has made quite a
success in real estate and land col
General John W. Foster, eminent
lawyer, diplomatlsf and former secre
tary of state, born In Pike county, In
diana, eighty-one years ago today.
Prof. George F. Swain of Harvard
university, chairman of the board of
engineers employed to place a valua
tion on the railways ot Canada, born
In San Francisco sixty years ago to
day. Edwin Milton Royle, .author of nu
merous successful plays, born at Lex
ington, Mo., fifty-five years ago today.
Samuel Untermyer, famous as a cor
poration lawyer, born at Lynchburg,
va., fifty-nine years ago today.
Prof. Henry Marion Howe, noted
metallurgist and son of the late Julia
Ward Howe, born In Boston sixty-nine
years ago today.
Tom Cowler, well known heavy
weight pugilist, born at Cumberland
shire, England, twenty-flve years ago
Timely Jottings and Reminders.
Texas today will holds its first offi
cial observance of Sam Houston Me
morial day In celebration of the 124th
anniversary of the birth of Sam Hous
ton and the eighty-first anniversary of
the adoption of the Texas declaration
Representative-Elect Jeannette Ran
kin of Montana Is to explain her po
litical views before a New York audi
ence in Carnegie hall tonight In the
first public address she has delivered
since her election to congress. J
Girl students of Washburn college
and Kansas State Agricultural college
are to engage In an intercollegiate
debate today at Topeka.
Many librarians are expected at At
lantic City today for the annual meet
ings of the American Library Insti
tute and the 8tate Library associa
tions of Pennsylvania and New Jer
sey. Storiette ot the Day.
The city's diners out are hearing
a sew story .this season. Rabbi Ste
phen S. Wise of the Free synagogue
"Not long ago a mother of one ot
my little pupils came to me and said:
" 'Doctor, how could yon speak to
my little daughter so cruelly? She
cams home from the synagogue in
tears, and never wants to go back.'
'What did I say to her?' I asked
"'You told her If she didn't caane
ottener you would throw her In the
furnace,' the accusing mother as
"I thought It over, much puzzled,
and then I recalled that what I really
did say was this:
"'It you are not more regular In
attendance I shall have to drop you
from the register.' " Baltimore
American. . .... ,
No Charity in Vacant Lot Planting.
Omaha, March 1 To the Editor of
The Bee: For years I have cham
pioned the cultivation of vacant lots,
and am (delighted to see the Impetus
now being given to this movement by
so many of our citizens and newspa
pers. However, I believe that to asso
ciate this movement with a form of
charity is a great mistake. It is in no
sense a form of charity.
Every citizen, regardless of his sta
tion, ought to enjoy the cultivation of
vacant lots. It Is not only a healthful
exercise, far surpassing most out door
sports, but it is a great aid in the im
provement of the looks of the city it
self. In addition, it is a means by
which fresh garden truck can be furn
ished directly to the table of the grow
ers. No one really relishes the great
difference between such small vege
tables taken fresh from the garden to
the table, so much as those who raise
them. These are the esthetic reasons
for the cultivation of vacant lots, but
the economic reasons are by no means
to be ignored, when these fresh vege
tables, as well as others, are so high
Far be It from me to discourage the
use of vacant lots tor charitable rea
sons; but there Is a certain justifiable
pride in most people against being
classed as indigent or dependent. Yet
these people would no doubt appreci
ate the opportunity to cultivate vacant
lots. That is the reason why, I fear,
it Is not for the best development of
this civic spirit to associate It too
closely with a charity movement. In
its best and true sense it is nothing of
the sort. L. J. QUINBY.
Responsibility for War.
Omaha. Itarfh 1 Tn aha TTai,nn
The Bee: In the New York American
is an article purporting to prove that
"tha nftfinlA nf the TTnlto a,atoc. ntnA
have the constitutional and moral
right to declare war." It impeaches
congress with disobeying the constitu
tion of the .United States, and quotes
article I, section 8, paragraph 10, and
the tenth amendment of the constitu
tion in support of Its accusation and
It claims that . congress alone has
the constitutional power and right "to
define what acts of a submarine are
and what are not felonies on the high
seas and offenses against the laws of
It furthermore charges that con
gress has been unfaithful to Its sworn
obligation in "permitting and endors
ing the unlawful exercise by a depart
ment officer (Mr. Lansing) of the sole
powers granted ito congress alone by
the constitution," and that congress
"could not lawfully , delegate that
power to him (the secretary of state
and the president) if It tried to."
Finally, the American charges that
our country is on the verge of war
over a definition made unconstitution
ally and unlawfully by Mr. Lansing.
Mr. Editor, may I ask you if there
is any error or flaw in the statements,
logic and conclusions of the article In
question? If there Is, please tell us.
If there is not, then, may God be mec
clful to our country, if war results
from the present crisis with Germany
without the outspoken consent of the
majority of the voters of the United
States. P. ETO".
LINES TO A LAUGH.
Bella Hoar In tho world did Oartta Had
atrotis aver come to marry Jack to reform
Helen I can tell you. Gertie tried to
reform Jack before arte had any loea of
marrying- him and failed, and yoa know
She You don't mtnd my talking ao
much, do you?
He No, Indeed: but (facetloualy) I may
mtnd after we are married.
She But 1 ahan't mind then. Boatoa
JtA H ICWE WtH ONE OF
'What's In a name? The tob, you Vacw.
will nmell ai sweet by any other nam."
"Yes, but It won't taste Ww on tS call
tt a potato." Baltimore American,
"My dear, you promised ma to read the ,
"Well, I read 'it to please you, but I raally
don't ae much to It as literature. I ooufBnlt
get the hanir of the plot arid tnere
absolutely fio thrllfs." Loulavllle CouriW-Journal.
at 1513 Howard Street
Every piece of this splendid stock
of Furniture, Rugs and Draperies
will be sold as rapidly as possible
for the purpose of discontinuing this
location. The Raymond stock covers
50,000 square feet of floor space in
the salesrooms alone. Every floor is
congested to the limit with a stock
so large and so varied that any
housefurnishing need may be sup
plied from it.
Think what this meanSuch a
. stock of such quality at discontinua
Hon prices. Opportunity smiles on
your want list of furniture as it
never did before.
aJEr.g):i 'cam t'h-ny jif
At Reduced Prices
25c Packer's Tar Soap 714c
50c Lazett'a Toilet Waters. .34c
25c Wool or Velour Puff for 14c
50c Cold Cream, 3 or 4 standard
kinds, at, per jar 34c
50c Perfumes, six standard od
ors, per ounce 34c
50c Danderine Fat 34c
49th and Dodge .
This store is just "getting
its eyes open" but will be
thoroughly awake soon. We'll
tell you more about it s little
Big Candy Sale
All This Week
' Three or four kinds "Sealed
at Factory." 1-lb. box assort
ments of Chocolate covered
Nuts and Fruits, regular 40c
and 50c values, on sale, at,
per lb. box 29c
Buy Your Drugs and
at the Sherman & McConnell Drug Co., where you can
"really and truly" save both time and money.
Out-of-city Auto Show visitors can save quite a portion
of their traveling expenses by taking home an armful,
gripf ul or autoload of Toilet and Medicinal necessities and
We sell 20 or more styles Ato
mizers, Nasal Douches-and In
haling Tubes. Ask us. We can
show the goods.
Standard Medicines at
Deeply Cut Price
60c genuine California Syrup of
Figs for 34c
25c Carter's Liver Pills for. ,12c
25c Laxative Bromo Quinine 19c
$1.00 Pinkham's Compound. 64c
1-lb. box Mule Team Borax, ,9c
50c Pape's Diapepsin for.. 29c
2 doz. 2-grain Quinine Capsules
This part of our business at all
times' receives our first consid
eration. At the present time our stocks
are surprisingly complete, and
our service, we believe, unexcelled.
Sherman & McConnell Drug Co.
SGood Drug S tor All on Prominent Cot-nors, Omaha, Nb.
Coraur 16th and Dodg (lh Orifinal) Horn of Downstairs Sodoaais.
Cornar 16th and Harnoy (Tha Owl, with Its Downstairs Owl's Nt)
Lunch and Soda Room.
i Cornar S24th and Farnam (The Harvard) , ,
. Corner 19th and Farnam (Handsome Commodious)
Our New "West End" Pharmacy, 49th and Dodge.
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