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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (July 7, 1918)
i'HE OMAHA SUNDAY BEF-: JULY 7. 1918.
AND LABORERS IN
Shortage of Men Acute
Omaha; Government Em
ployment Bureau Has 4,
, OOO Positions Open.
Omaha Bank Clerk Ar
rives Safely "Over There"
fhe labor situation in Omaha has
feacbed the acute stages. Men are
in great demand jn practically all
braches of the city's industries, and
the lack of help js creating consider
able worry for the employer. This
problem is also true on the farms and
railroads throughout the state.
In Omaha, coal dealers have 'great
difficulty in finding men to drive the
delivery waeons. to work in , the
yards or even office help. Increased
wages have not bettered the situation
to any noticeable degree. Ice deal
ers also have their troubles. They
urgently need wagon drivers and
During June the government em
ployment bureau, 1118 Farnam street,
placed 2,294 men in positions and now
it -could place 4,000 more. Applica
tions are on hand for that number.
And the lines of work are so numer
ous that the man who wants work
can pick his job. It is not so much
a question of. wages as it is men.
Farm laborers are in the greatest
demand. Men who are willing to give
a fair day's labor in return for the
cash of the farmer can get from $3
to $5 a day. If these men want to
work by the month and remain un
til after corn shucking, they can hire
out at $50 to $75 a month and in ad
dition to this they will get board,
room and laundry. These are 10-hour
a day jobs. x
Railroads Need Men.
The Omaha roads have employ
ment for more than 2,000 men. nese
jobs pay $2.75 to $3 a day, with free
lodging in bunk cars. In addition,
the Omaha roads would take 1,000 to
1,500 section men to do track work.
These jobs pay $2.75 for a 10-hour
day. This class of work three years
ago paid $1.25 a day and last year
In the railroad shops there u the
greatest demand for mechanics that
was ever known and men who are
working on piece are earning $5 to
$7 a day. Machinists helpers, who are
mere apprentices, are being paid 28c
to 30c an hour while learning their
trades. Bridge carpenters are being
paid 42c to 45c an hour, with free
lodgings in bunk cars.
Teamsters in Demand.
With the increased shortage in labor-,
teamsters have profited consider
able. In the coal business, for in
stance, during June a man with a team
could earn $18 during a 5-day week.
The first of this month the-qtages went
to $24 a week and even at the ad
vance, the demand for men is far less
than the supply. With the increase
in the wages paid teamsters, there has
been an advance in the price charged
for carrying coal from the street to
the. bin. Prior to July 1 the charge
was 50 cents a ton. Now it has been
advanced to 60 cents and men who
are anxious to carry coal are hard to
When the order went out requiring
men to get out onon-essential and
into essential employment, according
to the heads of the government em
ployment, the labor situation was re
lieved to some extent, but the de
mand quickly swallowed up the sur
plus help and at this time it is said
that there i3 no excuse for any man
in the city remaining idle, providing
1 he wants to work.
Big Barge Brings Big
Load Here on First Trip
The steamer Julius Silber has
reached Omaha, bringing the largest
single shipment of live stock ever
brought down the Missouri river
from Decatur to Omaha. It consisted
of five cars of hogs and two cars of
sheep. There were hauled on the
deck of the steamer and on a bafge
towed by the steamer. The barge
was purchased by the company re
cently in Bismarck, N. D., and this
wasits first trip. There is plenty of
freight to be hauled and both steam
ers and barges are loaded to capacity
on each trip.
Sergeant Higby Home on
Furlough From Camp Cody
-Sergt C. D. Higby, stationed at
Camp Cody with the 134th infantry, is
visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Beecher Higby, Angelus apartments
on a 10-day furlough from the camp.
Sergt. Higby enlisted last August in
the Sixth Nebraska which was split up
when called into training. He will
be glad to talk with the parents of
any ot tne dovs at camp coay wno
would like to hear of their sons or of
Sergeant Russel, Shot in
Head, Reported Improving
Police Sergeant William Russell,
vbo was shot in the head Thu sday
night by some unkndwn person while
leaving Riverview park, is improving
nicely from his wound and was able
to sit up last night. The bullet caused
a slight fracture of the skull.
Since the source of the bullet is
itill a mystery, no arrests have been
made in connection with the shooting.4
Police are investigating the case.
Information that Stanley R. Zer
zan, 27, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Zerzan, 4342 Lake street, has arrived
safely overseas, has been received
by his parents. Young Zerzan, who
was a bookeeper in the First National
bank, enlisted in the quartermaster's
department last December, and has
been in training at Camp Joseph J.
Johnston, Jacksonville, Fla. He is a
member of quartermaster supply com
Admits Theft, But Later
Denies She Stole Money
Will and Anna Rose, 611 North
Eighteenth street, were arrested Fri
day night on complaint of Sam Wa
ters, 915 Avenue D, Council Bluffs,
and are being held for investigation.
Waters alleges that he was robbed of
$50 while visiting Rose. A search of
Mr. and Mrs. Rose and of the home
failed to reveal the hiding place of
the alleged stolen money.
Mrs. Rose admitted the theft to po
lice and offered to show the hiding
place of the -money. She later said
she lied about stealing the money, due
to having drank whisky which Waters
brought to the home.
School Boy Code of Honor
Too Much for Juvenile Judge
The school boy code of honor won
out in juvenile court Saturday morn
ing when appeals, cross-examination
and threats by Judge Troup and Pro
bation Officer Miller failed to move
two school boys.
Earl Ninehart, 14, 1620 Clark street,
and Edward McLaughlin, 13, 1819
North Seventeenth street, admitted
that they were members of a gang
that had assaulted J. E. Daywalt.
They insisted, however, that they,
themselves, had taken no part in the
fracas, and steadfastly refused to in
form against their pals. They were
Friar Rock Sold to Coast
Horseman in $100,000 Deal
New York, July 5. Friar Rock,
the stallion which as a 4Vyear-old won
the Brooklyn, Suburban, Belmont and
several other turf classics, with a
score of mares, was sold today by
John E. Madden of this city ti J. H.
Rosseter of San Francisco. It, was
reported that the price for thi lot
was approximately $100,000. Friar
Rock was sold to Mr. Madden -y
Major August Belmont for $50,000. '
Business Men to Make
Call on Council Bluffs
The Omaha Chamber of Commerce
will make a good fellowship visit to
Council ? luffs next Thursday even
ing. They will be the guests of the
Council Bluffs chamber. The "call"
is being arranged by the good fellow
ship coi-.mittee. The Omahans will
meet at the chamber after dinner
Thursday evening and go across the
river by automobile.
Life is what you
make it. If you are
well you should be
happy. If your
health is less than
normal you should
b e interested i n
ments will do more
than anything else
to restore health
conditions to the
If you are sick,
don't become dis
couraged. If you
will call at my of
fice, I will cheerfully tell you if
Chiropractic is applicable to your
case. Free literature explaining
this wonderful method of healing,
is yours for the asking.
Adjustments are $1.00 or twelve
for $10.00; outside calls made by
appointment are $2.50.
(Palmer School Graduate)
Suite 414-19 Securitiei Bldg. Cor.
16th and Farnam streets.
Phone D. 5347 Lady Attendant
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Sunday, July 7, 1918-
STORE NEWS FOR MONDAY-
-Phone Douglas 2100
This is the spirit of the times
a strong will to do each day
the duty it brings. And the
day goes quickly. Its very
swiftness of passage can cause
confusion. But duty is very
clear to those who are intently
With us here it is this:
This store is to be at its best
So can it best work out its
usefulness to its trustful
patrons. Here, merchandise
standards will never be low
ered. Here constant -renewals
will keep every bit of this
store and all that is in it fresh
and new and wholesome.
Here always men, women and
children cart with confidence
provide their needs from
New merchandise labeled qual
ity at the low st prices always.
Announcing for Monday!
A Great Clearaway of
TTTE advise you to take advantage of these remarkably low prices now. The production on all grades of floor cov-
ings haajbeen curtailed from 50 to 75 of the normal output on account of the Wool situation. This naturally
means that prices will go much higher and that there will be a great scarcity of carpets and rugs in the very near
Clearaway of Summer Rugs
at 33l3 to 50Less than Regular
An early selection on these is advised, as the quantity is limited
3x3 feet Jap oval rush rugs, 85c
4-6x4-6 feet Jap oval rush rugs, $2.2S.
4x7 feet Jap oval rush rugs, $3.75.
8x10 feet Jap oval rush rugs, $5.00.
9x12 feet Jap oval rush rugs, $6.00.
Crex (Herringbone Weave) Rugs
In colors of blue, green and browns, plain center with stenciled borders.
4-6x7-6 feet, $3.75. 8x10 feet, $6.50.
6x9 feet, $4.75. 9x12 feet, $9.00.
"The dry cleaner" THORO
is more than merely a "Clean
er." It is a marvelous cleanser
and restorer of original bright
ness and lustre. Does not in
jure the most delicate fabrics.
Burgess-Nash Co. Main Floor.
Seamless Wilton Velvet Rugs OQ Cfl
Room-Size 9x12 Feet, at V.DU
Here indeed is a most unusual rug value. Seamless Wilton velvet,
made of the finest yarns in Oriental and conventional designs.
Shades of old rose, tan, green and beautiful pastel shades. An
extreme value at $29.50.
Whit tall Anglo-Persian Rugs, Room
Size, Specially Priced, at
Two sizes, 8-3x10-6 feet of 9x12 feet. Discontinued patterns,
including Whittall Anglo-Persian and other high-grade French
Wilton rugs. Big range of selection and a wonderful value, $89.00.
Burgess-Nash Co. Third Floor
Heavy Brussels Rugs Offered Like This
Variety of colorings suitable for any room In the horn.
6x9 feet, at, $15.00. 9x12 feet, at, $27.50.
8-3x10-6 feet, at, $25.00. Il-xl2 feet, at, $30.25.
High Quality Axminster Rugs
In the Clearaway for Monday
Including Bigelow, Hartford, Sanford, Firth, et. Luxurious, closely
woven, exact reproductions of Persian rugs.
27x54 inch for $3.25. 8-3x10-6 feet for $28.25.
S6x72 inch for $5.75. 9x12 feet for $30.00.
6x9 feet for $17.50. 9x12 feet for $42.
Whittall Royal Worcester Wilton
Rugs Less Than Wholesale Cost
Beautiful selection of patterns and colorings. Three sizes.
8-3x10-6 feet for $55.00. 9x12 feet for $67.00.
10-6x12 feet for $75.00.
ON THE SQUARE
AT THE ELEVATOR MONDAY
Japanese Kimono Crepe
2 9 c
For this day we have greatly reduced the price on the
real imported Japanese kimono crepe to 29c. Fast colors in
designs especially made for pretty kimonos. Very special
at 29c yard.
Burgess-Nash Co. Main Floor.
Oar Stock of the Finer Wash Fabrics
Reduced for Monday to
98c the yard
CONSISTING of the finest quality imported English voiles in lace
check effect; plain voiles, light or dark shades with woven silk
stripes; embroidered voiles, imported Scotch ginghams in pretty
plaids, with unusual color combination. All reduced regardless of
the former price for Monday at 98c yard.
Wash Goods Dress Patterns of
6 Yards Special Monday $2.95,
Including fancy voiles, light or dark colors; plain voiles in
light or dark shades. Plain poplins, also a full line of plain color
wash suitings, Monday, pattern of 6 yards for $2.95.
Burgess-Nash Co. Main Floor.
Reasonably priced in this salf
for Monday. Buy now prices
will be higher.
3oates 6-cord thread, sizes,
3-cord sewing thread, dozen 28c,
Pearl buttons, assorted sizes,
white and colors, dozen, 5c
Sanitary napkins, packages of
Sanitary belts, each, 10c
Slipper trees, special, at pr., 10c
Nickle plated safety pins,
Steel pins, 300 count, pkg., 5c.
Hair switches, good quality, at
Skirtmarkers' special, each, 15c
Vanity or Princess snap fasten
ers, dozen, 10c
Stickcrie edging, special, bolt,
3old plated toilet pins, card 15c
Dressmakers' pinsox 35c.
Steel tape measures, each 25c.
Nickel plated scissors, each 25c.
Sewing machine oil, bottle 15c.
Lingerie ribbon, 4 yds. for 10c.
Palm leaf fans, each 5c
Gold plated safety pins, dozen,
Blanket binding, yard, 8c.
Belding's sewing silk, spool,
Corset laces, mercerized, 15c.
Garter elastic, yard, 20c.
Burgess-Nash Co. Main Floor.
Stamped Goods for Embroidery
Offered for Monday at
LOT of stamped bedspreads, bolster cqvers, scarfs, table covers,
pillowtops, bags, etc. Two designs: One honeycomb cloth, com
plete set to match, stamped with rose design. One ecru Bheeting with
figures, for applique in colors. Few children's creeping blankets,
quilts, crib covers, etc., with applique sunbonnet babies. Special
reduction of One-Half regular price.
Stamped Pillow Case Tubing $U0
For eyelet and solid white embroidery, hemstitched edge for crochet,
size 36x45, excellent quality, per pair, $1.50.
Stamped Ready Made Night Gowns $150
All new designs, for French knots of solid white embroidery, full
sizes, fine quality nainsook, $1.50 each.
Stamped combination suits to match, four sizes, $1.00 each.
Peri Lusta Crochet Cotton 15c
Specially priced for Monday; every one knows the merits of Peri
Lusta. Few numbers missing, white, ecru and colors, 15c ball, $1.50
Stamped White Dresses at $1.00
For little girls, ready to embroidery, in sizes 2, 4 and 6, In four
different styles, poplin, pique and muslin and pink and hlue cham
bray. Finished model of each dress on exhibition, striking new styles,
most desirable summer garments for children. Special $1.00 each.
Something New in Auto Pillows $2.50
Made of leatherette and trimmed with cretonne, colors black, navy,
gre.en, purple, red. Special $2.50 each.
Free Lessons Every Day
By expert teachers in all branches of knitting, crochet, embroidery,
bag and lamp shade making.
Yarns at 19c a Skein
Odd lots slightly soiled Germantown and Saxony yarn, just the
thing for a color line over the top of sox. Reduced, 19c skein.
Blue Print Lunch Sets $1.00
Including center pieces and twelve doilies. Monday, $1.00 set.
' Burgess-Nash Co. Third Floor
Remarkable Clear-way Monday of
Our Entire Stock of
The Regular Price
A MOST opportune offering just in
time for those who are going away
to the seashore, the mountains on va
cation trip of any sort and the best part
of it all is that you can buy them now
when you need tnem most a third under
the regular price.
The offering includes:
White Flannel Suits
Crepe de Chine Suits
Co'ored Taffeta Silk SuiL
bilk J rsey Suits
Tricoletle Cloth Suits
Shantung Silk Suits
Pongee Silk Suits, Etc.
There's a splendid selection of styles
individual and distinctive creations
which represent the very latest tailored
ideas and which you will recognize as
extreme values at the clearing price.
Burgess-Nash Co. Second Floor
Five Cents is Sufficient
For The First Payment
IT BRINGS TO YOUR HOME A
u Standard Rotary Sewing Machine
GUARANTEED FOR LIFE
Xhe newest Hygienic, "Sit-straight" models. Each is fitted with the new chain
stitch attachment it makes two machines in one both lock and chain stitch. The
"Standard" is the last word in sewing machine construction nothing as good noth
ing as good at any price.
Table of Weekly Payments
$0.05 I $0.55 I $1.05 $1.55
1st Week llth Week 21st Week 81at Week
.10 .60 1.10 1.60
ti Week 12th Week 22d Week 82d Week
.15 .65 1.15 1.65
8d Week 13th Week 28d Week 88d Week
.20 .70 1.20 1.70
4th Week 14th Week 24th Week 84th Week
.25 .75 1.25 1.75
8th Week 18 th Week 25th Week 88th Week
.30 .80 1.30 1.80
8th Week 16th Week 28th Week 88th Week
.35 .85 1.35 1.85
th Week 17th Week 27th Week 87th Week
.40 .90 1.40 1.90
8th Week 18th Week 28th Week 88th Wok
.45 .95 1.45 "Final fay-
tth Week 19th Week 29th Week ment 11SR
.50 1.00 1.50 1.95
10th Week 20th Week 80th Week 89th Week
The world's best machine, lock and
stitch central needle style
n ill i i"n
then every week
you pay 5 cents
more than the .pre
vious week's payment.
Burgess-Nash Co. Fourth Floor
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