Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, March 14, 1917, Page 5, Image 5
THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14. 1917. 1917 MERCHANTS MARKET WEEK MERCHANTS STORM WHOLESALE FIRMS Guests of Commercial Club Dump Cash Here in Ex change for Goods. BUYERS FROM SIX STATES The wholesale houses iu Omaha are the busiest places in thr city this week. The Merchants' Market week crowds froqi all over a half dozen states are the.e buying their spring goods. No !esj than 500 merchants from the various states are now in the city selecting their stocks, ac cording to the most conservative esti mates. The Commercial club dining room i as a busy place at noon, for out-' of-town merchants, making use of the club privileges during their stay in the city, had crowded ihe dining room for the lunch hour. llioueh the weather was not thr best, the trains nevertheless brought their quota of merchants. The very iact tnat tne morning was snowy and ugly made the wholesale establish ments all the more busy, for to just the extent that it was unpleasant to wain the streets to that extent did the merchants and their wives remain in the jobbing establishments inspecting the latest in every line carried and giving orders right and left. The local wholesalers feel elated over the number of orders being received.' At 6:15 last evening the visitors and the local wholesalers were assem bled at the Hotel Rome for a dinner. The wholesalers were hosts to the vis iting merchants. During the dinner theater tickets for the Orpheum were distributed and immediatc'v after the dinner the crowd hustled to the theater, where they had the best seats in the house. Alter this they returned to the Hotel Rome where they danced as late as the orchestra could hold out. LAMBERT RUNS DONW THE GORHMAN BOY Manslaughter Charge Against Omaha Taxi Owner and For mer Palmer Farmer. Nine Men Injured in Collision in Tunnel Cheyenne, Wyo, March 13. (Spe cial.) Speeding at twenty-five miles an hour through the smoke-filled Sherman tunnel, on the Union Pacific, thirty miles west of Cheyenne, nine members of a section crew were in jured when their gasoline track car collided with the rear end of a freicht train which had stopped in the tunnel. Seven of the men were brought to a Hospital here and two were sent to Laramie. The injuries of none are se rious, consisting chiefly of bruises and cuts sustained when the men were hurled against the sides of the tun nel. The track car was demolished, but the caboose was not damaged. The names of the injured follow: Jacob Ericson, foreman ; Henry Gable, Tom Gones, Steve Barkoulis, Sam Alaron, Sam Bardisboris, Florien Roh laper, John Hitsrregon and Sol Kori higian. Snow and Rain Again Lower the Wheat Prices Heavy rain or snow everywhere Over the wheat belt had the effect of sending prices off 2 to 3 cents per uusiici, idsu prices going to $l.ou to $1.88 per bushej. Receipts were thirty-two carloads. Corn slumped with wheat, though ' nnlv 9 iiiartr f( a rnt TU ..L. I were made at $1.01 to $1.04 per bushel. The receipts were thirty three carloads. 1 Oats held their own and prices were unchanged from Miday, the sales be ing made at S7'i to 58 cents per bushel. Receipts were twenty carloads. WITNESSES TELL STORIES Calvin T. Lambert, 33 years old, owner of a fleet of taxicabs, is on trial in Judge Sears' court on a charge of manslaughter. A car which he was driving on August 15, 1916, struck down William Gorhnian. 9 years old, at Twenty-fifth and Famam streets, the lad dying a few hours later at the Wise Memorial hospital. Several witnesses were called to testify in Lambert's behalf. Henrv M. Binder, who was at the wheel of I a machine directly in front of Lam-1 bert's car when the accident occurred, gave his version of how he believed the tragedy happened. The boy ran into the street, closely followed bv a little girl, and Lambert was power less to avoid striking him, Binder tes tified. 1 V. E. Van Cott.'driver of another car which was passing at the time of the accident, told the court that Lam bert stopped his machine almost in stantly as the front wheels of the taxicab struck the lad. Other wit nesses testified that the taxicab man was driving at a speed of about five miles an hour. On the same day that Lambert went on trial the father of the boy, Ira O. Gorhman, filed suit in district court for $10,000 damages against him for his son's death. Lambert was a farmer, living near Palmer, Neb., before coming to Omaha to engage in the taxicab business. South Side A. 0. H. to Have Banquet Sunday Fitting ceremonies for the celebra tion of the feast day of St. Patrick will be held next Sunday by division No. 3 of the Ancient Order of Hiber nians on the South Side. Any Irish man, woman or child who is inter ested can join in parade on that morn ing. The line will be formed at Mc Crann's hall at 9:30 and will be es corted by the Hibernian fife and drum corps to St. Agnes' church, where solemn high mass will be celebrated by Rev. James Ahernc. The sermon will be delivered by Rev. D. Teahon. The ceremonies of the day will be closed by a banquet in the evening at the Exchange dining hall, at which Archbishop J. J. Harty will make a few remarks. The entertainment fea ture is composed of music, singing and speaking, the following taking part: Rev. James Aherne, Rev. D. Teahon and Rev, Michael Shine of Plattsmouth, Mayer Dahlman, J. H. Hanley, J. J. Curtin, state president; E. F. Foran, president division No. 3; Prof. D. P. Hurley with orchestra, and Mrs. J. H. Hanley and Miss Eliz abeth Broderick. companying party were Mr. and Mrs. Cahill, Leonora Denison and Mrs. W. B. Fordyce. Mrs. Sink died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Cahill, 807 William street. Brief services were conducted at the Brailey & Dorrance chapel by Rector Worden of St. Matthias r.piscopal church. F. L. Williamson to Talk Before Salesmanship Club F. L. Williamson of Kansas City, Mo., vice president and sales man ager of the Dewey Portland Cement company, and president ot the Sales manship club of Kansas City, will speak to the Salesmanship club of Omaha next Monday night. Mr. Williamson- has traveled ex tensively of late throughout the Mis sissippi valley and is a trained ob server of agricultural and business conditions. Omaha Folks Escort Body Of Mrs. Lyda M. Sink to Grave The body of Mrs. Lyda M. Sink was taken to La Porte, Ind., Mon day afternoon for burial. The ac-1 Saddle Creek Sewer Is Being Built Gradually The city council authorized adver tising for bids for construction of an other link of the Saddle Creek sewer, from the present terminus to south of Pacific street, and thence in a south westerly direction to Poppleton ave nue. An appropriation of $17,500 has been made for this improvement. Visiting Merchants .We Invite You to Hear the Columbia Grafonola WORLD'S GREATEST PHONOGRAPH Let us explain our dealer's proposition An Opportunity to Double Your Dollars We are in a position to allot terri tory for these famous phonographs and records to live merchants and to supply promptly all require ments of established agents. Call or write today for catalogues and com plete information how to make real money on a very small investment. SchmoHer & Mueller Piano Co. 1311-13 Famam St., Omaha, Neb. Retail and Wholesale Distributors for Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota. 1 1 g jtrL- ' "Prints Best in the West Publication Headquarters 1 Catalogs : Booklets )) "You furnish the copy We Dj the Rest." General Commercial Printing The National Printing Company Printing in All Modern Languages 12th and Harney Streets Phone Tyler 406 VY Nil WESTERN JOBBING HOUSE B9 Wholesale Clothing and Furnishings PANTS A SPECIALTY, RAINCOATS, ETC. 1114 Farnam We have a large line of merchandise in stock, and can make prompt de livery. It will pay you to visit us. Omaha, Neb. WELCOME To Visiting Retail Mer-( chants and Their Wives EVERY visitor will want to remem ber the waiting ones at home with something that appeals to their hearts. Let us suggest that you visit our shop where you will find many a sou venir to take home. You will find here novelties from every country in the world really importations worth while and priced within the means of all. 208 South 18th Street. vVH IVsVv iky satmmmmmcwmmmmmmmmrA I rp HE service is just the 1 same now as for- $ , . ... . I meriy. wotwiinstancung the advanced cost of 4 1 The Market Place of the Market Town i Asked if He Has Anything to Say, He Hopes They'll Die Los Angeles, Cal, March 13. A sentence of eighteen months in the federal prison on McNeil's island was imposed today upon "King" Francis Schlatter, self-styled divine healer, found guilty last Saturday in the United States district court here on a charge of using the mils to defraud. Schlatter called down malediction upon all concerned in the prosecution of his case and pre dicted that they would "die within two years" when saked by Judge O. A. Trippct if lit had anything to say before sentence was pronounced. Kaiser .1 Zeppelin Funeral. Rotterdam, March 12 (Via London). The funeral of Count Zeppelin was held thla aft ernoon at Stuttgart. Many yeara ago the late Inventor erected hie own vault In the PraK cemetery at Stuttgart and therefore Countess Zeppelin declined the offer which was made to her by the king of Wurtem oerg to give the body a tomb In the royal cemetery. King William II was present at j food supplies we have not raised our prices. Enjoy yourself and meet your friends here. Orchestra from 5:45 to 7:45 P.M. , 1 Club Breakfast, 75c. Noonday Luncheon, 60c I and a la Carte Meals 1 I unsurpassed in the city. I Paxton Hotel Richard Kitchen, Mgr. 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