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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (July 5, 1919)
THE BEE: OMAHA', SATURDAY, JULY 5, 1919.
SAYS MAN WHO
STILL AT LARGE
h Citizens Say Will Take Law
I In Own- Hands If Police
Fail to Arrest Alleged
) - - ' Disturber.
Unless police protection is se
cured residents in the vicinity of
Forty-eighth and jine streets , will
!; organize' to protect themselves, ac
! cording to John Hansen, of 4838
I Pine street.
Hansen says that his wife was in
sulted, that he was badly beaten, and
that neighbors are terrorized by a
kitian named Nelson, who "hangs"
bout the neighborhood.
Hansen says he swore out a war
rant for Nelson last Tuesday morn
ing. Hollowing Nelson's alleged as
sault on him. but that police have
made no effort to find Nelson.
Nelson is seen about the neighbor
hood every day, but when Hansen
appealed tohe police to make some
at'jempt to find the man he was told
that all within the power of the
police was being done to find him.
"Unless Nelson is arrested shortly
we will take some other means of
getting rid of him," said Mr. Hansen.
"It seems that lawful methods of
keeping peace are not in favor here."
Bluffs Prices For Staple
Foods Are Lower Tfian Those
Charged By Omaha Merchants
In Omaha the Uniformity of Prices-in Downtown Retail
Establishments and the Slight Variance on Part of
Suburban Stores Very Noticeable One South Side
Store Quotes Considerably Lower Prices Than
During the last year or two an
average of 150 marriages havetaken
i place every week between Australian
I 'soldiers and British women.
A careful comparison of prices
fixed on essential food stuffs by
Greater Omaha and by Council
Bluffs retail merchants shows that
prices charged by Omaha mer
chants are generally higher than
those of the Iowa city.
A list of 10 important foods was
selected to carry out this compari
son. Three of the largest down
towrt retail grocery houses and a
number ofsuburban stores, includ
ing two on the South Side were
asked to quote prices on each food
in the list. Representative retail
markets in Council Bluffs also
quoted prevailing prices on the
Prices in Greater Omaha vary
comparatively little. Prices on flour,
coffee, new potatoes, meats, eggs,
butter and cheese were found to be
somewhat lower in Council Bluffs
than in Omaha.
Selected eggs, guaranteed to be
fresh, are selling in large Omaha
retail markets for 45 cents. The
same grade can bt bought in' Coun
cil Bluffs for 40 cents. A good grade
of flour is selling in 49 pound sacks
across the river for $3. and the very
best grade for $3.15. Here, 48 pound
sacks are selling at not less than
$3.15, and the better grades bring
New potatoes are retailing in
Council Bluffs for from to 4
cents a pound. In Omaha 5 cents
was generally quoted as the prevail
ing price. Round steak, which
Omaha meat men say is most in
demand, )is priced at from 35 to 37
cents a pound in Omaha, ,while any
cut may be bought in the Iowa city
at 30 cents a pound.
A large discrepancy in the price
of coffee and tea in the two cities
was found. Cheapest grades of
coffee to be found in the larger
Omaha mSfkets retails for not less
than 38 cents, arid more ofen at
from 40 to 45 cents. A cheap grade
of coffee may be purchased in Coun
cil Bluffs for 20 -cents, and one
merchant there is offering a 30 cent
coffee as his best brand. It is an
excellent coffee, he declares, and
cannot be purchased in Omaha for
less, than 40 cents.
Best grades of country butter are
selling in Council Bluffs at 45
cents, in Omaha af 52 cents. Ameri
can brick cheese, best grade, brings
38 cents a pound here, in Council
Bluffs 35 cents.
Milk and cream, sugar, tea and
green goods tell in both cities with
some uniformity of price. Cane
sugar is-qtloted at 10 cents a pound
in most Council Bluffs stores, while
11 cents, is the prevailing price
Ice, not included in the list of 10
articles, but an essential neverthe
less is selling at 50, cents for 100
poifhds in Council Bluffs. In Omaha
it brings 60 cents for 100 pounds,
with a 10 per cent discount when a
ticket is bought
The uniformity of prices in down
town retail' establishments in Oma
ha and the very slight variance on
the part of suburban stores, was
very noticeable. One South Side
store, however, quoted lower prices
on several articles than VJere
quoted, even in Council Bluffs.
The proprietor of this place de
clared that he was selling a "good"
grade of flour at $2.75 for a 48
pound sack, cane sugar at 10 cents
a pound, a "very good" grade of
coffee for 20 cents a pound, new
potatoes at 3l3, cents a pound,
strictly fresh. eggs at 40 cents, an
"excellent" tea at 21 Yents, and
round steaks at 30 cents a pound.
Only a block distant was another
grocery and meat store which
quoted prices several cents higher
on eacli article mentioned by the
first grocer. These prices are only
slightly higher than the uniform
prices charged by other suburban
grocers, yet the store was nearly
vacant, while the other store with
its lower prices, was filled with
New York. Columbia University
aviation enthusiasts are negotiating
for the purchase of an aviation field
on Riverside drive. The students
have organized the Columbia Aero
club, with a big membership and a
long waiting list, and are planning
to go in for flying on a big scale.
"l lik to trad hr
because I don't hav to
adapt my tait to your
clothe It's just the other
way with your vast selec
tions to choose from,"
said a customer.
takes pride in its vast
and varied showing
of best clothes made.
JOHN A. SW ANSON, Pres.!
WM. L. HOLZMAN, Treas.:
SHOP EARLY STORE CLOSES AT 6:30 P. M. SATURDAY. -
Greatest Exhibit in the City of
Cool Silk Shirts and
COMING direct to comfort haberdashery headquarters means that without delay you get
, what you want. Here, a whole floor, the first, is devoted to section after section of
specially selected high grade summer furnishing goods and an intelligent organization to
That approximate a rainbow
range for color selection and a
world-wide variety of weaves.
Crepes, Broadcloths, Willows,'
Tubs and many others, all from
makers who build for fit, style,
service. Priced at
$6 to $12
The Neckwear Shop
Entire front section vmain floor
devoted to Neckwear. Washables
in the new panel effects. Cool Silks,
Poulards, Cheney celebrated Cra
vats, new Grenadines and Knitted
' 50c to $3.50
In an endless procession of
practical, serviceable, comfortable
styles. Athletic Union Suits in
many different designs and fab
rics, from naingook to silk. Knitted
Union Suits in all proportions
Vassar, Superior, Madewell, B. V.
D. and other good ones
, $1 to $7
Sturdy weaves, many that look
like silk. Fine madras and fibres.
Manhattan, Bates Street, Yorke.
French cuff. Many good collar
attached Outing Shirts
.. ' $1.50 ta $4
' AT HABERDASHERY. HEADQUARTERS
Complete Selections of Belts Silk and Lisle Hosiery Soft Collars Handkerchiefs Novelty Jewelry
Aulo Cloves Night Robes Pajamas Bathing Suits, and ever necessary Sweater Coats and Jerseys
for that vacation trip. ' ,
' Straw Hats of
The little details of the expert hatter. The
finer styling is found in oar straws. The sea
son's newest shapes.
Real Ecuadorian , Panamas, Feath
erweight Bangkoks and Baliluks,
Italian Leghorn Hats, J'orto Rican,
Split and Sennet Braids
: $2 to $12
"Some Cap Shop!' said an
Selections involve many new styles in cloth
and silk. All weights. Wide color range
$1.50 to $3 ,
Boys' and Children's Hats and Caps, Straw,
$1 to $3.50
Travel Right Wirii
One of the most complete showings of prac
tical Traveling Goods to be found in the middle
west. Lowest-in-the-city prices. Compare.
$35 to $50
The durable kind
$8.25 to $40
Men's and Women's
White Duck Hats
Steamer Trunks, $7 to $37.50
Suit Cases, $1.65 to $30.00.
Traveling Bags, $2.95 to $47.50.
Gladstone Bags, $16.50 to $32.50.
. Boston Bags, $4.75 to $10.00.
Brief Casesr $3.75 to $15.00.
Juvenile Suit Cases, $1.00 to $7.50
LARGE FIBRE TELESCOPES
Just the thing for outing, camping and auto
$2.25 to $If
CORRECT APPAREL FOR MEN AND WOMEN-
PALM BEACH, j
Says Man Held Him Up
With Gun, Then Tried to
Attack Girl Friend
Art armed njan Thursday night
held up Ralph Jones, 2561 Dodge
street, near the Happy Hollow club
grounds on the Dodge road and at
tempted to assault his girl com
panion, according to Jones' story to
Police are withholding the name
of the girl pending further investi
gation. Jones told police of the affair yes
terday. He said he did not know
According to the story told po
lice, the assailant thrust a gun in
Jones' face after Vfirst asking hiin
for a match. Then he forced the
girl to alight from the car. He
dragged her a distance from the car
and in spite of her screams attempt
ed the assault. ''
He was frustrated, according to
Jqnes, when the latter braving the
threats of the assailant to stir from
the car, started the machine and
hailed an approaching automobile.
The noise of the automobiles
frightened the attacker away.
Dr. Anderson With American
Live Stock Insurance Co.
Dr. J. S. Anderson of Grand
Island, state " veterinarian for the
past four years, has associated him
self with the American Live Stock.
Insurance company at Omaha to di
rect all, veterinary service and edu
cational work of the company.
Dr. Anderson will have charge of
the prevention, treatment and eradi
cation of hog diseases and the im
provement of sanitary conditions
among insured hogs. His work will
be conducted from the home offices
of the company and he will make
personal inspections of herds when
A graduate of the Chicago Vete
rinary college and for 24 years a
practicing veterinarian at Seward,
Dr. Anderson has had a wide ex
perience. In addition to serving as
state veterinarian from 1915 to 1918,
he was appointed by Governor Hol
combe as state veterinarian during
the epidemic of Texas fever among
Nebraska cattle n 1896. The fol
lowing year he was again appointed
in this capacity to inspect all Cali
fornia cattle shipped into this state.
Steals "Joy Flight."
London. Alfred Jones, a demo
blized airman has been fined $50
having trespassed on a military
aerodrome and stolen a ride in an
airplane. Jones said he felt like
taking a flight and intended to ask
for permission, but fearing that he
would be refused and seeing a
machine handy he succumbed to
temptation, got into the plane and.
K. of C. to Be Host to N
Orphans and Sisters
At Krug Park Picnic
The Knights of Columbus wilt
give a picnic at Krug park Tuesday,
July 15. at which the guests will be
the children of St. James orphanags y
and the sisters of the various orders
in Omaha, including the 600 sisters i
who are here to attend the Creighton N
university summer school.
The children will be taken on auto
mobile rides about the city in ths
morning and will have the freedom -of
the amusement devices in the park
in the afternoon.
When the sisters arrive at tha park
in the afternoon 8,000 tickets to the -different-attractions
will be distrib
uted to them. Supper will be' served"'
at 6:30, the edibles being supplied .
by the Catholic women of the city.
Bee Want Ads do the business.
Buy Your Coal NOW :
The chart below shows the perilous situation which Confronts coal con
sumers today. It is an exact copy of the report issued Jurie 24' by the
United States Geological Survey. w
That broad, black line you see, marks, in addition, the average daily
coal production essential to meet the country's requirements for the pres
ent year. , ' ' -
It is the .safety line. When-the record is below that line, it shows
there is not enough coal for the people and their industries. 1
Production has been on the wrong side of the safety line since January.
It promises to stay there unless YOU BUY YOUR COAL NOW.
Seeing Is Believing
Study the Chart
Estimated average total production of bituminous coal per working day
Above The Safety Line
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J"?r I- -PRODUCTION 1917 j
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Below The Safety Line SHORTAGE and FAMINE ITT.T. ffl0??'
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"i ipeb- Mat.; Apr. .May'' Juna ijnly Aug. 8ept. Oct. Nov. Dec.
Coal consumers have failed to buy for use
during the coming Fall and Winter. Thus it
has proved impossible to keep coal moving
from the mines, and production in conse
quence has badly slumped. ,
Available mine labor has been reduced by
the departure of miners for Europe. More
than forty thousand already have arranged
Motive power and cars are waiting for
coal transportation, now. Soon the nation's
great crops of grains and other products will
congest the rails and glut the terminals. It
follows that coal transportation facilities
will be sharply reduced and coal deliveries
1 In making public the above chart, the
United States Geological Survey warns you
'The best time in the year for laying in stocks
of coal for next Winter is rapidly passing, with
no evidence of general buying for this purpose.
The rate of production has not varied greatly -
since the middle of May, and averaging about
30 per cent below last year, is apparently just
sufficient to meet current consumption."
How can production be increased? How
can the requirements of the country be met?.
BY BUYING YOUR COAL NOW. .
There is no other way. No other action
can avert the impending shortage. Relief'
rests with you. Conditions urge you to act.
BUY YOUR COAL NOW!
National Coal Association
Commercial Bank Building, Washington, D. C.
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