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TTYK OMAHA SUNDAY HUE: FEUKUAUT 28, 1915.
. V BOTE IS SIGN OF GROWTHJF OMAHA A Prosperity of This City is As lured Comet $1,000,000 Fon tenelle to City. Will SUCCEED WITH THE TOWN 'PHONE SYSTEM COMPLETE Latest Devicei Known to the Tele phone World Installed for the Use of the Guests. TELEPHONES ON ELEVATORS The rrcrprrlty of Omhi nd of the J"ontnll hotel ro Indlrsnlubly linked. Omaha haa hf enjoying a rpmarkahle rroperltjr for year. And this Is Rireter now than ever before and the prfnrt for It to bernme ervrn more remarkahlo Is the ery beat. Benjamin Harrison, prenklent of the Vnlted Ptatei. oner commented on the title "Ml city." which ha been applied to many cities, and eald that In the rsse of Omaha It really meant what It ali. Omaha I the irate city of the went. Through Omaha flow one-third of the tranaeontfciental traffic Of W" country. Omaha in strtegtrUy located t beconva a city of the first marntUidf. Lying In the midst of a vat rich agricultural ills trlet 11 wealth la assured and Inde pendent Sevearteen railroads radiate out In. all directions so that It avema that today "all reads Wad to Omaha." Omaha 4 the third largest pecking nouaa and lire stock market In the world and the fourth primary grain market. It haa the largest outpat of refined gold and silver. Advantages of looatlon are recognised In tnaklng freight tariffs that have built Up great Jobbing hnnses and manufac tories) and wsrrhotiaea In this city dl trlkutlng B far west In aome lines aa the J'aelflc coast and In some lines to foreign countries. la 'netlo City. lta geographical location makes Omaha the favored city for eonvt-ntlone. 'Almost In the very center of the United Mates, it to the "fairest" place for a national coavantlosj. Whatever the reason for It. the fact re mains ana la apparent .and pertinent to Omaha'a prosperity that approximately half a hundred big cotiventlona meet here annually, an average of one for esch week In the year. Remembering that these conventions re main In aslon from three daya to a week. It la at on re evident that people art here for conventions practically every day In the year on an average. Omaha la known ea one of the beat automobile cities In the union. It shares this distinction with Nebraska and Iowa, which are fredlted with beng the best two state In the union for automobiles. Per capita population more motor cars are sold to the peoplo of thiwe two great states than to an equal number of popu lation anywhere elaa In this country, or in tha world, for that matter. Th big attendance of manufacture at the recent Automobile show Is evidence In Itaelf that the makers look to this a the important outlet for their product in the union. Fee the World from Omaha. The people here have their money. The farmers till the, soil and a bounteous nature yield Its Increase which the hun gry people of the populous east and tha toiling millions of Europe must hava and must par for. Everybody m Omaha profits from na ture's lavish gifts to the tillers of tha middle western soli. They buy of tha food things of the warld, the conveniences, the luxuries. And to keep them supplied a great army of commercial travelers continually Is marching Into tha city, tarrying for a aeaaon and marching out again. This la hut one of the sources of patron aga for tha w foatenelle and the de mand put upon It by this one class of patronage la. according to inquiries and reservations already received, going ta ha estremety heavy. Basin Ctet. Business in Omaha la consistent ta a marked degree, tn many part of tha ceuatry It goes by fits and starts, by booms and siampa. In Omaha sales are constantly jnada all through tha year. Tha crops cotne anoe a yaar hut tha money comes on forever. Tha batiks act Ilka trrtgstto reservoirs. Tha proceeds of the crop go into the tanks and are fad out through tha year tor farm ma chinery, stock, automobiles, phonographs, ptaaos, telephones, bet tuba, hot water systems and suck ether simple things whkb the wester farmer needs In his "Imple" life. Thete are la Nebraska about 48.00 ears. Tha population Is l.m.Ono. This gives tha astonishing figure of one automobile for every twenty-right persona. No other state unless It be Iowa can come near this. In the large and popu lews eastern states there aren't half as many automobiles per capita. Another reason why such a splendid hostelery as the rontnnelle will hava a continual liberal patronage is the fact that It Is right ea tha Lincoln Highway, Omaha Is practically tha central point a this great transcontinental road. Omaha Crater ef Highway. The highway la becoming better known and mare traveled every year. It Is now maintained at every point and there will anen be a continual flow of motor oar traffic over . Omaha will be a most logical stopping point for these motorists. Tha Omaha-Uncoln-Denver road la an ether highway known to all motorists. It l well known and many automobile parties peas through here aa their way ta and from the west by this route. Htlll another Indication that there will be big patronage at the Fontenelle la the fact that Omaha has been short en hotel roam for year. Prom Friday la Monday f each week It has frequently been the ease that It was Impossible to get ac cosnmedaUona In Omaha hotels at all. And all the week round and alt tha year round, too. there haa been a lack In this respect Frequently there haa been ab solute commercial "distress" at the scar city f sample roc ma for commercial travelers. The biggest, mort complete and up-to-date telephone system In Omaha, by all odd". Is that whlrh has been placed In the new Fontenelle. An Interesting and instructive study In modern commercial nnd social develop ment la this wonderful system A guest in any room can alt at hi rhone and talk to a person In Hen Fran cisco or New York or ony other place tn the frilled States. Two operators will be required to oper ate the private telephone switchboard, which consists of what the telt phone i people call two 'posltlona." A "position" In the technical language Of the telephone people consists of .TJO lines. This makes a total of MO possible telephones to be served by the telephones cut Of the Fontenelle . Thla la considered about equal to the switchboard In a town of 3,000 people. Tho installation was made by the Ne braska Telephone company and Is, of course, the largest In the. state. It Is of the very lateat Western Electric company construction. even Tnak I.lees. Seven trunk lines run from the switch boards In the hotel to the offices of the Nebraska Telephone company, and about 360 lines run to the various phones In the rooms and offices of the hotel. .There-are approximately sixteen miles of wires inside the hotel Itaelf, besides forty-seven miles of telephone wires Inside cable that run through tha hotel, a total of sixty-three milea of telephone wire to provide the perfect communica tion' In thla up-to-date system. If laid out In one continuous Una this wire would reach from Omaha to IJncoln and eight miles beyond. A city of S.O00 people, with only the local subscribers of such a community would. It Is estimated, originate only about 1,900 calls a day. But with the opportunity to speak from any room In tha hotel or from one of tha eight long distance booths In the hotel lobby to all the people In a city like 'this, and with local service also to many of the suburbs, the Hotel Fonte nelle will have more calls In a day than a town of 3,000 people. The modern Idea of efficiency Is the conservation of -time, materials, energy. What could more perfectly embody thla Idea than such a system as tha telephone system in the new hotel. Slew Telephone Devices. Not only are there the phonea that run ta tha rooms and the off Iocs and the various departments, but there are many special and strikingly new Innovations In the way of telephone adaptation. For ex ample, there Is a telephone on tha freight elevator. And no longer will there ba need to shout up or down the elevator shaft to attract the attention of tha porter who is In charge of that elevator. One will call him to the phone and ho will talk while he goes up In the world or down In tha aame. Needleaa to aay, there la also a tele. phone In tha chef a private office, In tha store room. In the kitchen. In the barber shop and In each and every separate de partment of this marvel ou sly condensed and convenient community. Communication from tha rooms to every department within the building will be Instantaneous. What a difference between thla' and the old days, when on had to ling a bell and then watt In suspense and perhaps without response until a boy lowly and deliberately climbed the stairs If he came at all, perhaps reading "Dia mond dick, the Boy Detective." he came, It wa era ta believe the comlo paper. Incredulous hearer listened ta amass ment to Prof. Bell when, nearly forty year ago, he predicted that some day noun would be thus equipped. "A dreamer." they said, hut soma of them have lived to see his dream com true and even In greater measure than van he ever dreamed. Ipeelal Trwalc Lines. In addition to the switchboard men. tloned above with It possible M0 station and It twa operator tn constant attend ance, there are fifteen special trunk Unas mat will aot go through the hotel switchboard. These ars to be for the taxlcab com. penr. the florist, the newsstand and other who wish to be in communlca tlon with the outside In a business way and who will be equipped nreclaeiv u though their business were entirely sep arata from the hotel. Andfurther in addition to all thla which surely seem quit sufficient, there will be a special long distance switch. board and eight booth, supplied by elaht special toll trunk running direct to the central station of th Nebraska Telephon company. 8lx of these booth wUI be oa th main lobby floor and two on th ground floor. Even these booth are of a special type, being specially ventilated by a mechani cal plant It would aetm that Improvement snd re finement of telephon service could go no farther. But they have gone farther. Every telephone "set" or receiving and trans mitting apparatus ha been finished to match the woodwork of Its surroundings. Th wood and th graining are matched perfectly. And there I a new Invention with re gard to the transmitter, which make th transmitter ait back one and half Inches closer to th apparatus, thus sar. Ing Just that much spaca and making tha instrument that much more compact. The Instrument In all room facing on tha street are of the portable or desk type of telephone. Those la the room faoing tne omer way are wall telephone. WICHITA TEAM IN SEARCH OF ANEW AND PERT NAME Nearly tery nam under the sun la being suggested. for th Wichita team. Th club is to have a new monicker and whoever la lucky enough to auggest a suitable name I entitled to a aeaaon paaa to local game.'- On man euggested they e called th Saanaks, which he admitted he got by spellkag Kansas backward a ad adding '. BAGGAGE CHUTE STOPS ALL CHANCE OF SMASHING TRUNKS A baggage chute at the rear of the Fontenelle building will . eliminate pos sibility of "baggage maahlng." and also avoid th slow nee and cumbrousness J ea lsrator. , at It original enMuess si It rare from the refrigerating nwliine. The first drop that comes from the fa nets is irpun ana ice cold. The water Is drawn from I ho cltv mains In fliA ha..ttll ... I -. I l . ... ..... ....n. linn i nn'i ui,iir-i .r.n a. fjtmpiv filtering before It is cooler" to a tempera ture of forty degree by the ammonia ells. An engine nun-ins It after It -s nnrl. fied ami cooled to a tank at the top of the building and then'e it enters the distributing pipes. All this piping for ice water i cov ered with thick Insulation to protect It from till heating Influence of the out side air. t'rawfonl Mow do you got your wife In believe what you say, ahen yu come rcmc 1st"? 'rnbshaw -I firt listen to what she Recuses me of doing, and then 1 own up to It. .fudge. Life Job for George in Dear Old Boston They ssy George Stalling has a life Job In Boston. James K. Caffney. presi dent of the club and owner of a majority ' of its stock, now takes the b.g chief Into j hli confidence and asks his advice on I every matter of Importance pertaining tn the business affair of the Brave. Slightly more than a year ago Gaffney had Pulling elected a director, of the Itoston National league club, and alnce tht time a certain amount of th stock haa been transferred to Stalllnga' name. Stalling apparently is setting out on a path like that traveled by Jimmy Cellar han In Chicago and Connie Mack In Phil adelphia. Mack Is now half owner of the Athletics, and Callahan. who haa been retired from the position a manager of. the White Pox. I now the right hand mart of Owner Charles Comlekey, holding th port of business manager. ""'Wnenever Stalling get ready to retire from at. tending to the playing of the team whlcW, however, won't be for another five or ten year or more Oaffncy will take htm Into the bulne office, perhaps himself retiring as president and placing the big chief on the throne. Ice Water on Tap In Every Room of The Fontenelle Goodbye to "buttons." who used to come pussyfooting through the hall of hotels at all hour of the night and day carrying hi tinkling pitcher of ice water to distant guests. He U a back number, together with the stag coach and the dodo bird. Th distilled, refrigerated, circulating Ice water af the Fontenelle hotel makes bin not only unnneceaeary, but Ineffic ient. He wa alow and h waa not al ways too clean. Th new system la- tantaneAua and abeoli tely cleaa ad sanitary. Oa every fleer Uar will be feuav- tala of fresh, oool. pure water and every room ha It amply supply separata and distinct from th water for washing. There will be such a constant circu lation through th pipe that It will keep All Furniture for "The Fontenelle," Including Furniture for Public Rooms, Bedrooms and Private Suites and All Box Springs and Mattresses Were Furnished and Installed by RCHAIRED . WILMELM CO. 414-416-418 South Sixteenth Street. JJ I P3: " eY - . . J iiimiiw ! , Adam Bedroom Pieces Pieces From One of Several Hundred Beautiful Bedroom Suites Manufactured by the Woodard Furniture Co. for the Hotel "Fontenelle" In selecting the furniture for the many bedrooms of "The Fontenelle" the Orchard and Wilhelm Co., turned with un hesitating confidence to the Woodard line. Years of sell ing Woodard Furniture pointed to this line as that which . successfully combined graceful correct period designs with the moderate cost and durability of construction absolutely essential in Hotel Furnishings. The Woodard Furniture Co. are makers of America's Foremost Line of High Grade Medium Priced Bedroom Furniture They make correctly designed Adam, Louis XVI, Sheraton, Queen Anne, Jacobean, Scroll and Turned Colonial Suites in Mahogany, Enamel, Prima Vera, Circas sian and American Walnut, Bird's Eye Maple, Curly Birch and Quartered Oak. In "The Fontenelle" the suites are confined largely to Mahogany and Prima Vera. Woodard furniture is correct and practical bed room furniture for the home as well as the hotel. Woodard Furniture it Sold Exclusively in Omaha by Orchard & Wilhelm Co. Woodard Furniture Co. Owosso, Mich. Modern English Renaissance Furniture For the Reception Gallery on the Mezzanine Floor Manufactured by The Shaw Furniture Co. for the Hotel "Fontenelle" The furniture in the lobby, reception gallery, palm room and other public rooms is mostly along the lines of the Eng lish and Italian renaissance. It has been especially design ed and built by the Shaw Furniture Co. of Cambridge. Mass. The wood used is mostly mahogany and the many pieces are exquisite examples of this graceful style. The greatest skill and the highest class of workmanship were required to execute these beautiful designs and main tain a durable construction. For this reason The Shaw Furniture Co. was chosen to carry out this part of the contract. They are In the Front Rank of American Makers of Decorative Furniture The Shaw Furniture Co. enjoys an enviable reputation among the best decorators of this country as skilled de signers and makers of Decorative Furniture of all periods. Their furniture is to be seen in many of the best known hotels and beautiful buildings in the larger cities. It is characteristic of their product that tho most intricate de tails are correctly executed nnd yet in no way is the es sential durability of construction neglected. Shaw Furniture Company Cambridge, Mass. All of the Box Springs and Mattresses for "The Fontenelle" Were Manufactured for Orchard & Wilhelm Co. by Go DOUP D Manufacturers of Box Springs and all grades of Mattresses, in cluding Curled Hair and the justly popular Layer Cotton Felt. In no place in the outfitting of a modern hotel can experienced judgment prove more efficient than in the selection of tho box springs and mattresses for the hundreds of bedrooms. Here must be considered first the comfort of prospective guests the necessity of a minimum of future replacements and repairs and a practical first cost. Omaha's big mattress factory the L. G. Doup Co. with its large capacity and efficient equipment met every requirement and landed tho bier order for 385 box springs and hair mattresses for The Fontenelle." These are of tho very best quality the hair used in the mattresses is long curled horse hair of the quality known as drawings and in the construction of both box springs and mattresses utmost care has been taken to combine comfort and great durability. The L. G. Doup Co. is one of the largest and best equipped mattress factories in the United States. The Company employs seventy-five people. Their product is in the front rank both as to quality and moderate price. This claim is substantiated by the fact of their having secured for five successiveyears the contract to furnish the United States Government with from 2000 to 3000 mattresses annually These are shipped to all parts of the United States. Day "Made in Omaha" Mattresses and Box Springs and You Bay the Best