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TIIE OMAITA DAILY J1EE: Til U USD AY. JANUARY 1, 1003.
LEADING EVENTS OF
Catupicnorn Chapters in tha Becord of the
Ceararj'i Eec nd Tear.
HAIIROAO MERGERS IN THE FOREGROUND
sTatraoralnary Convalsloas of Satare
Wrwk Life and Property Roll of
DI.tlnaal.hp4 Dead Pollt
Tim In IU ttrenuout round eompletet
another volume. In many Important re
pecti It It a decided advance on the an
usl tomes now crowding the. shelves.
Events of uncommon moment, sffcctlnt; th!
Industrial, commercial and political life of
the nation, leave their imprest upon the
record of the year. romblnati-n and con
solidation cf transportation linn have been
completed, and "community of Interett"
policy tucreeda competition on all main
llnea of railroad. Chief among the rail
road mrgera. to-called, was the absorp
tion of the Purllrton system by the In
tereatt controlling the Oreat Northern and
Northern Pacific, and the practical con
solidation of the t'nlon and Southern Pa
cific ayttemt. These linet control the
traffic of the western half of the republic.
The community of Interest policy and
consolidation reached Its highest develop
ment la many Industrial Unas hitherto con
sidered beyond the domain of trusts. Some
of the necessartet of life were involved,
producing popular discontent and a wide
apread demand for national restriction. In
response to this demand action was begun
Id the courts In behalf of the I'nlted States
to annul the consolidation of the Great
Northern, Northern Pacific and Burlington
roada and to restrain the Beef trust.
Labor troubles werj many and of far
reaching consequence. There were strikes
by freight handlers, teamsters and mes
sengers, which kept Chicago in a turmoil
for moatht, strikes by street car men In
Rochester. N. T., Chattanooga and New Or
leana, which required military force to
maintain order, and the lockout of boiler
makers, machinists and blacksmiths on the
Vnlon Pacific railroad, which It yet un
. settled. The greatest strike In the history
of labor in this country, in number di
rectly Involved and In cost to the people
st large, was the strike of the anthracite
coal miners in Pennsylvania. Beginning
May 3 J, It latted Just five months and
boosted the price of coal to double and
treble Itt former cott. In eastern cities
hard coal la doled out sparingly at f 12 and
115 a ton, where a year ago It waa abun
dant at $4, $.". and 16 a ton. In Omaha at
the pretent time the price of hard coal la
15 a ton above the normal, and very little
is to be had. Directly and Indirectly, the
strike reached Into the pockets of one
half the people. By extraordinary persua
sion on the part of President Roosevelt
hostilities were stopped October 15 and the
questions at Issue submitted to a commit,
slon appointed by the preeldent. The com
mission has not yet completed Its task.
Chief among tin political eventa of the
year was the launching of the republio of
Political events at home were of a minor
character. Abroad they were chiefly orna
mental. Royalty made two ccnsplcuous
parades. King Alfonso was crowned king
of Spain In May. and a like affair arranged
for King Edward of England In June,
though delayed by an attack of appendi
citis, was successfully pulled off Auguat 9.
Two weeks before this event Lord Salis
bury, premier of Oreat Britain, retired
from office and was succeeded by hit
Bephew. Arthur J. Balfour. Na kingdoms
tottered In their decay, but tha throne of
Turkey's monarch received a mild shake
down from France.
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The year witnessed extraordinary con
vulsions of nature in the volcanic regions
of South America and In Russian Aala.
Ths eruption of Mount Pelee rivaled the
deadly outbursts of Vesuvius In ancient
times and surpassed it In rapidity of ex
ecution. Ashes and lava consumed and
burled Pompeii and Herculaneum and their
Inhabitants. Exploding and suffocating gaa
and heat killed w.th the speed of a light
ning flash the Inhabitants of St. Pierre,
wrecked every building In the city and
partly covered the ruins with aahet. La
Soufrlere, a companion volcano, added to
the death roll. Second only to the St.
Pierre disaster was the catastrophe at
Andijan, a town in Russian Turkey. Early
In December a succession of earthquakes
practically destroyed the town and killed
upwards of 5,000 persons. In September
the Santa Maria volcano In Guatemala
burst forth, ruining a large amount of
property snd destroying many lives.
Storms were startling In their mtgnltuda
ad frequency during the year. Snow
storms and cold waves of much severity
In spots marked the opening months and
the closing month. Cloudburst! and water.
spouts and downpours of unusual frequency
nd quantity tlgnallied the aprlng and
summer months. The middle west suf
fered severely from floods In June and
July. Altogether the summer season was
ncommonly cool and wet. Disturbed ele
ments were In evidence north snd south of
ths equator and made the most formidable
record of disaster In modern times.
An event of signal Importance to the
world at large waa Slgtior Marconi's tri
umph la wireless telegraphy. On December
dispatch was sent across ths Atlantic
cean from Glace Bay, N. 8.. to Poldhu,
Cornwall, England, a dtstanre of t.SoO miles.
One of the forces tending toward Inter
national peace and justice waa the format
rganltatlon of Tbs Hague arbitration
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court, to which many long-pending claims
between natlona were ..jbmltted. In two
Instances the claims of the United Statea
against Mexico and Russia were sustained.
"The most deliberative legislative body
In the world." better known as the United
States senate, had Itt dignify seriously
ruffled on several orcationa. Senators Till
man and McLauren, both from South Caro
lina, held a fistic argument In the senate
arena, and Senators Bailey of Texas and
Bevrrldge cf Indiana attempted to settle an
affair of state by knockdown arguments.
Senator Money of Mississippi cut into the
Interior department of a Washington atreet
car conductor who collected an extra fare
from the senator.
Dishonesty and trickery In public office
received two conspicuous rebukes. Four
teen persons, members of a former city
council of St. Louis, and two promoters,
were tried on charget of boodllng. Thir
teen of them were convicted and sentenced
to terms of Imprisonment varying from
three to tlx years each. In Denver th"
mayor and 'city councllmen who violated
an Injunction against the passage of a fran
chise ordinance were adjudged guilty of
contempt of court and sentenced to Impris
onment for six months.
A large load cf anxiety was lifted off the
Rrltish empire by the conclusion of the
P.oer war In South Africa. Terms of peace
were signed at Pretoria May St.
The old man with the scythe displayed
his customary activity and waa as un
sparing In high places ss In low- In the
long roll of the dead were placed the hon
ored names of Thomas B. Reed, Cecil
Rhodes, Lord Psuncefote, John W. Mackay,
Senator James McMillan, Sussn B. Anthony,
Elisabeth Cady Stanton, Frederick R.
Krupp, J. Sterling Morton, Thomas Nast,
Archbishops Corrigan and Feehan, Dr. Jo
seph Parker, T. Dett'ltt Talmage, Justice
Horace Gray, Frank R. Stockton, Emll Zola.
General Wade Hampton. Rear Admiral
Sampson. General Franx 8igel and A. D.
Jones, first postmaster of Omaha.
Gifts to educstlonal Institutions were
numerous ana liberal. The most notable
gift of the year was that of Andrew Car
negie, who In January handed trustees
bonds for $10,000,000 to be used In estab
lishing a university In the city of Wash
ington. Dl.tlnaal.hed Visitors.
Prince Henry of Prussia, brother of Em
peror William, arrived In New York City
February 23, on a apeclal visit to the
United States. The ostensible object of the
visit waa to witness the launching of the
yacht Meteor, built by a New York firm
for the emperor, but the prince became the
guest of the nation, visited various cities
of the north and east and everywhere re
ceived cordial welcome. In October the
crown prince of Siam traveled across the
country homeward bound and was the re
cipient of oflclal attentions. Another visit
of International significance occurred In
May, when representatives of the French
government and of the Rochambeau family,
as guests of the nstlon, participated in the
unveiling of the Rochambeau monument at
On two occasions during the year the
nation throbbed with anxiety for the life
of President Roosevelt. September 3 car
riage In which the president wax driving
near Lenox, Mast., was run down by a
trolley car snd Secret Service Guard William
Craig Instantly killed, the president receiv
ing bruises on the face and leg. The latter
Injury forced the president to abandon his
western trip at Indianapolis September 23
snd return to Wsshlngton tor treatment and
The most appalling disaster, not alone
of the year, but of modern times, was the
eruption of Mount Pelee, a volcano on the
Island of Martinique. Evidence 'of- vol
canic activity were observed In April, in
creasing in force until May I, when tre
mendous discharge of ashes and gas en
gulfed the town of SU Pierre, killing 30.000
people and destroying every building. Bub
sequent discharges .are said to have killed
1.000 people In various psrts of the Island.
The companion volcano. La Soufrlere, Island
of St. Vincent, became active a the aame
time and destroyed 500 lives. Santa Maria.
volcano In Guatemala. 8. A., destroyed
large area of that republic, beginning Sep
tember 30. Turtakima, an Island of Japan,
was overwhelmed with a volcanic eruption
August 15, and all its Inhabitants. 1.500 In
number, killed. A series of earthquakes
In Turkestan August 25, killed 67 persons.
In the same month foods la India swept
sway twenty-four villages and made home
less 6,000 people. Sixteen persons wer
killed and fifty-four Injured January 8 by
rear-end collision in the Park Avenue
tunnel of the New York Central railroad.
New York City. An explosion of dynamito
in the New York subwsy January 10 killed
seven men. Injured 100, and destroyed
property valued at $780,000. Eleven per
sons lost their lives February by Are
In the Empire botet, .St. Louis. On Febru
ary 23, fifteen persons lost their lives by
fire in the Park Avenue hotel. New York
City. A snowsllde on Swingler mountain,
near Tellurlde. Colo., February 2S engulfed
sixty miners. A wreck on the Southern Pa
cific, near Maxon, Tex.. March 7. killed
fifteen and Injured twenty-eight persons.
Trsln of cars of naphtha eiploded in the
railroad yards at Pittsburg. May 12 and
twenty-three persons were burned to death.
One hundred miners were killed by an ex
plosion in a mine at Fernle, B. C. May
13. A tornado In the vicinity of Peoria.
111., June 9. scored death roll of twenty.
Twenty villages were destroyed snd 700
persons killed August 17 by landslide on
Mount Kaabeck, Trans-Caucasus. On ths
east coast of Sicily September 2 a cyclone
destroyed 600 l'vea. Election night fire
works, on Msdlson Square, New York, hilled
sixteen persons and Injured fifty. Head-on
collision of trains on the Grand Trunk
railroad December 2 killed twenty-eight
and Injured forty persona.
Death's Uag Hall.
The year's mortality record contalna the
names of men and women eminent In the
varloua professions statesmen, ministers,
suthort, painters, diplomats, philanthrop
ist! of national and International repute.
Of those in public station the roll includes
Sir Ellis Athmead Bartlett, M. P., a native
American. January 18; Harquit of Dufferln,
former governor general of Canada, Febru
ary 13; A. G. Gathorn. director general of
the Centennial expoaitlon of 17, February
1); former Governor John P. Altgeld of Illi
nois. March 12; Cecil Rhodes, famous la
British South African affairs. March 2t;
former Congressman Thomas Dunn English,
author of "Ben Bolt,'' April 1; Lord
Pauncefote, British ambaasador to tha
I'nlted Statea, May 21; King Albert of Sax
ony, 'June 19; J. Sterling Morton of Ne
trass a, April 27; Congressman Amos J.
Cummlngt, New York, May 26; John W.
Mackay, pioneer miner of Nevada and part
owner of the Bennett-Mackay cables. July
20; Paul Vandervoort, former commander-in-chief
of the O. A. R., July 29; James
McMillan, United Statea senator from Mich
igan. Auguat 10; former Governor George
J. Hoadley of Ohio, August 2i; Alexander
R. ("Boat") Shepherd, former governor of
the District of Columbia. September 12:
Mrs. A. M. Merk'.ee ef Philadelphia, one of
the first volunteer nurses of the civil wsr,
October 20; Miss Susan B. Anthony, noted
advocate of woman suffrage, October 21;
Frederick K. Krupp. the great gunmaker
of Germany, October 22; Tom Ochiltree,
former congressman and ton vivant. Oc
tober 14. Thomas Bracket t Reed, former
speaker of the house of representatives,
Iwcember . Thotuaa Nast, fucous cartoon
ist. December I; Mrs. Julia Dent Grant,
widow of General Grant, December 11; John
W. Ela. Chicago, lawyer and civil service
advocate, Irenibr 15; Mrs. Jesse Benton
Fremont, widow cf General Fremont, De
The church lost Rev. Dr. Newman Hall,
London. noted frlnd of the I'nlted States
during the civil ar. January 1; r.ev. T.
De Witt Tslrnsg-. April 12; Archbishop
Corrigan of New York, May 5; Rev. George
Hepworth. New York. June 8; Rev. 'Dr.
Eugene A. Hoffman, dean of the general
theological seminary of the Protestant
Episcopal church, June 17; Right Rev. F.
M. Whipple, bishop of the Episcopal dio
cese of Virginia, June IS; Archbishop P. A.
Feehan of Chicago, July 12; Cardinal Ledo
chowfekl, prefect of the congregation of the
propaganda. Rome, July 22; Bishop Hugh
Miller Thompson of the Protestant Epis
copal diocese of Mississippi, November 18;
Dr. Joseph Parker, minister of the City
Temple. London, November 28; Rev. Fred
erick Temple, archbishop of Canterbury,
The legal profession lost Chief Justice
Daniel Agnew of the supreme court of
Pennsylvania, March 9; former Chief Jus
tice David A. Depue of New Jersey. April
3; Horace Gray, retired Justice of th.
United States supremo court, September 13.
The world of letters suffered the lues of
five eminent authors Bret Harte. May 6;
Paul Lecelster Ford, May 8; Frank R.
Stockton. April 20; Emll Zola. French nov
ellat. September 29; Mary Hartwell Cather
wood, December 28.
The. profession of arms added to the
death roll the names of General J. Willis
Hoffman, who opened the battle of Gettys
burg, March 6; General Wade Hampton,
famous confederate cavalry leader. April
11; General Sir William Olpherts, V. C.
of Lucknow fame. May 1; Rear Admiral
William T. Sampson, U. S. N., May S: Gen
eral Charles H. T. Collls. soldier and law
yer. May 11; General Frant Slgel of civil
war fame, August 21; Colonel W. H. Hub
bell, commander-in-chief of the national
army of Spanish war veterans, Brooklyn,
August 28; Major J. W. Powell, first man
to explore the Grand canyon of the Colo
rado, September 23; Rear Admiral Thomas
O. Selfridge, U. S. N., oldest naval officer
of his rank In the world, October 15; Gen
eral Wagner 8wayne, veteran of the civil
war, December 18.
Men of eminence In other walks of life
who Joined the majority were: Eugene
Dupont of powder making fame, January
28; Thomas Sydney Cooper, famous British
painter, February 7; Nell Bryant, old-time
minstrel, March 6; A. A. McLeod, former
president of the Philadelphia & Reading
railroad, April 19; Major O. L. Pruden, as
sistant secretary to every president
for thirty-four years. April 19; Sol Smith
Russell, noted comedian, April 28; Potter
Palmer, Chicago's pioneer merchant. May
4; E. Lawrence Godkln, former editor of
the New York Evening Post, May 21; Prof.
Rudolf Vlrchow of Berlin, inventor of
cellular pathology, September 6; Wil
liam o. titration, coioraaos million
aire miner, September 11; Lysander
P. Pratt, Philadelphia, pioneer in
professional baseball. November 1$; Nate
Salisbury, noted showman and turfman,
December 21; George W. Thatcher. Utah
pioneer, December 21; John J. Dickey,
superintendent fifth district Western Union
Telegraph company, December 29.
Literature and the fine arts have lost
many eminent representatives. The liter
ary world will miss Frank R. Stockton, the
genial humorist; Bret Harte, the gentle
satirist and Ideal short story writer; Paul
Leicester Ford, whose young life closed in
fraternal tragedy; George Douglas Browne,
the English novelist, who died on the
threshold of a promltlng career: Edward
Eggletton. the story writer; Philip J.
Bailey, whose one poem, "Festut," made
htm famoua; Emlle Zola, greatest of con
temporary French novelists; George Alfred
Henty. beloved of boys, and Mary Haft
Well Catherwood, the romance historian of
the early days of Canada and the west.
Music baa lost Philippe Msrchettl, the
Italian opera composer; Camilla Urso, the
violinist; Helnrlch Carl Hoffman, an excel
lent German composer, and Benjamin
Bllse, the Berlin conductor. The art world
will mourn the lost of Albert Blerstadt.
Jean Joseph Benjamin Constant, Jean
Georges Vlbert, Jsmes Joseph Jacques
Tlttot, the painters, snd Thomas Nast. the
famous pioneer in cartoon work. The dra
matic stage has lost Sol Smith Russell, ths
The prominent scientists who have died
are: Prof. Leopold Schenk, the Austrian
embryologttt; Prof. Rudolph Vlrchow, the
Berlin surgeon and tclentltt, and Major J.
W. Powell, the director of the bureau of
ethnology In the Smithsonian Institution.
Among the great divines who have ended
thefr lrfbors are: Rev. Newman Hall, Rev.
Dewltt Talmage, Cardinal Ledochowsky,
Rev. Joseph Parker of tbs London City
temple and Frederick Temple, archbtihop
of Canterbury. The list of the distin
guished dead closes with ths names of
Frederich Alfred Krupp, the Essen steel
master and gunmaker, and Elisabeth Cady
Stanton, champion of the rights of women.
Political events of national importance,
excluding the reaults of t'ue election of
November 4, embrace the passage of the
Chinese exclusion act by congress, April
28; Cuba's Bag raised over Morro caatle,
Havana, May 11, and the government of
the island transferred to President Palma,
May 20; bill authorising the construction
of the isthmian canal passed by congress,
June 21; special message by the president
on Cuban reciprocity sent to congress June
13; Brat session of the Fifty-seventh con
gress adjourned July 1; second session of
the Fifty-seventh congress, December 1.
NEW YEAR'S DAY RECEPTION
Yssag Mea's Christian Assoelatlam
Will Eatertala Ita Memaere
The New Year'a reception at the Youbg
Men's Christian association will be from 7
until 10 p. m. Muale will be furnished by
the Sutorlua Mandolin club, and the board
of directors, assisted by some of the la
flueLllal members of ths association, will
receive the guests. The refreshment tables
will be presided over by Mesdames I. W.
Carpenter, A. L. Patrick, Warren Swltxler,
T. V. Moore, Edson Rich, William O. Smith,
A. B. Somers, J. R. Webster, J. H. Dumont
and f . L. Willis.
A new festurs of ths rceptlon this year
will be an exhibit of calendars, which will
occupy the parlor. There will be program
given In the auditorium, in charge of Mlsa
Co-lane Paulson, by Mr. Elliott, mando
llntit; Mrs. Sheets, soprano; Mr. Gorst.
whistler; Mr. Packard, humorist; Mlta
Fitch, reader, and Miss Paulson, pianist.
In the gymnasium there will be an evening
of fun and frolic, with basket ball from 7:30
to I and a musical program from I to 10,
covering gymnaatlc work and all sorts of
races. Ths association extends Invitation
to all members, subscribers snd friends to
be present at the reception. On account of
the crowd, children under II years will not
Awtsl I.O.. I l.trr
Follow neglect of throat and lung dis
eases, but Dr. King's New Discovery cures
such troubles or no pay. 50c, $1.00. For
ale by Kiiha Co.
I taks pleasure in wishing my friends
and patrons a most happy a&4 prosperous
New Year, and thank every one of them for
their appreciation of my business meth
ods, with which I was so Increasingly hon
ored during tbs past yesr.
A. B. JiVBERM.VNN.
WE MUST HAVE MONEY
m $20,000 worth of
12 no Dent s Gloves
j:.'! Perrin's Beet Pique
f 81. (X Gloves. 1
Four numbers American Hosiery Vn
derwear, 28 per cent off.
All other American Hosiery, 50 per
cent off Including Lot Not. I13T18.
Other numbers at half price.
COLLARS, CUFFS. HATS AND
CAPS not Included In this sale.
Men's Furnishers Makers of Shirts.
AFFAIRS AT SOUTH OMAHA
Lat Daj to Pay Taxes Brings in a Nice
Sam of Needed Cash.
FIRST HALF OF YEAR NEARLY SETTLED
Treasarer Howe Gets Hold of Eiiooah
Money to Call Aaotber suio.OtK)
of Oatstaadlaa; City
The first half of the taxes for 1!0 be
come delinquent today. In order to get In
under the wire quite number of large
payments were made to the city treas
urer yesterday afternoon. Armour paid In
full the check which Treasurer Howe re
ceived calling for $9,958.09. The CuiJahy
Packing company paid half of Its taxes,
which amounted to $1,522.15. These were
the two largest amounts received by the
treasurer. A large number of small prop
erty owners called at the ctiy offices and
settled and It was the busiest day of the
season for Treasurer .Hjw.e, and his depu
ties. ' .
Cms point was noticeable and that was
that the big corporations,-at least some of
them, took advantage of. the clause In the
charter allowing two payments to be
made, while- the small property owners paid
up In full.
Even as It was, the treasurer has taken In
about $50,000 In the last two days and will
be able to issue a call for $40,000 worth of
warrants by the middle of the preeent
month. This call will reduce the Indebted
ness of the city snd will put a stop to the
payment of Interest on certain warrants
December receipts of cattle numbered 87,
000 more than for the sauae month lat
year. It la ascertained by dealers that
range cattle came later than usual owing
to the shortage of cars and motive power,
while corn-fed cattle were sent to this
market a little earlier than usual. As for
December sheep the receipts were enor
mous, the total being 164.000 head. This
was fully 100.000 more hesd that) were re
ceived during December of 1901. The In
crease, it was stated at the yards yester
day, was due to the latenesa of the range
season and the earlier marketing of corn
fed stock. i
December figures show these receipts:
Cattle, 87,000 head; hogs, 221.500 head;
theep, 164,000 head.
William Maxwell, the alleged Masonic
lmposter, was taken to Omaha yesterday and
put through the BertlUon system. It Is
understood that Masonic lodges 11 over
the western country are looking for Max
well. He la being held here unde' a thirty
day sentence pending Investigation. From
cut In the state word comes that Maxwell
la wanted for more serious crime than
the one bs It being held here for. The
chances are that when tbe jail sentence
here is up that he will be turned over to
police officers from Kearney. Neb., who
will be waiting for him. Keporta from the
Plketvllls (Ky.) lodge show that Maxwell
has been working Masons all over the nest
srn country. After putting him to tha tett
Masons hers declare that Maxwell Is an
Hcwspaper Changes Haada.
The Dally Times yesterday became the
property of J. M. Tanner, editor of the
Nebraska Democrat. It Is understood that
Mr. Tanner will merge the two papers and
will run a strittly Independent paper. This
merger has been on for some time; In fact.
It has been noised about tor two months.
Tanner now becomes the editor of both
sheets. Since Denna Allbery sold out the
Times haa been edited ty H. B. Fleharty,
who In laat night's issue bids a farewell
to his subscribers.
Christian Association Heeeptloa.
All members of the local T. M. C. A. are
invited to attend the annual reception to
be held at tbe aasoclallon parlors this
evening. Tese annual receptions are be
coming quite popular and large numbers
of friends of the association attend. Re
freshments will be served and a program
will be rendered.
While there Is no great supply on cund.
the packers are receiving a certain allow
ance of coal each day, which keeps the
plants running. There la a day's supply
shead st each of tbe plants snd the bor
rowing system has been discontinued tor
the time. All of the packers sre trying
to keep a Utile ahead of the demand and
they say that this can be done If the rail
roads keep their sgreemenis.
It Is sssvrted that the southern roads
are holding back bituminous coal for do
luaeslc u.e, but tbe packers here da not
notice any change in the dally shipments.
Mead la a; Aananncement.
The announcement was made yesterday
that Jcha Culklo of the Flynu company
and Villi Clllea Taylor will be married at
fine uptodate MEN'S
The first on the ground get the cream of these fin; goods. Note the
Lot No. 1 50c Ties
Lot No. J 50c Ties
This Includes Four-ln-Hands, Tecka
t2 Bath Robes
14.00 Bath Robes
Jo no Bath Robes
J$ X Bath Robes
6 o'clock this afternoon. The groom la well
known In South Omaha, while tbe bride Is
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Taylor
of St. Francis, Kas. The ceremony will be
performed at St. Bridget's church by Rev.
Father O'Callahan, assisted by Rev. Dr. R.
U Wheeler. After January 10 the bride and
groom will be at home at their new borne.
Twenty-fourth and H streets.
Maslc City Gossip.
John Moynahan Is on the street again
after a short Illness.
The national banks will be closed today.
It will be the same with the city offices.
A daughter has been born to Mr. and
Mrs. Ei Krigbaum, Forty-first and Q
Fran. Doletal la still on ths sick list,
but his physician, Ir. James A. Kelly, re
ported him some better yesterday after
noon. M. B. Jensen, an employe at Cudahy's,
fell yesterday and broke one of his legs.
Me Is a patient at the South Omaha hos
pital. I. J. Buckley has returned from a two
weeks' stay with relatives at Meselna. Ia.
Mr. Buckley will attend college during the
The Modern Brotherhood of America
will meet Friday evening. January $.
There will be an Initiation, followed by
Installation of officers.
The Installation of the recently elected
officers of the Christian Endeavor society
of the Christian church will take place on I
Sunday evening at 6:3i o'clock. All mem- I
bera of the society, fc.s well as friends are '
requested to be present.
YEAR'S CRIMINAL REC0RD:
Stall. tlcal I.lsht on the Dark Side of
Twentieth Century la Clvlll
In 1901 7.852 homicides were reported.
In 1902 that total was exceeded by nearly
l.rOO. It Is difficult, says the Chicago
Tribune, to establish any relation between
the ratio cf crime to the Increase of pop
ulation, for there are periods of time when
the crime of homicide seems to sweep over
tho country In a swelling wave and then
the wave subsides for a time. There was
such a perid between 1S94 and 1897, when
the record exceeded that of 1902 and 1901.
Then there came a lull, but during the
last three years the wave has advanced
again. But there la one feature of tbe
record of K'02 which should attract the at
tention of police authorities and that Is
the dangerous Increase of homlcldee occa
sioned by highwaymen, thieves snd bur
glars. The number of murders chargable
to them In 1902 is 333, as compared with
193 In 1901. and Is the largest total ever
recorded. The increase shows the largest
percentage of any cause in the list.
Counting rulcide as a crime, and in many
states it is held as such. It is discouraging
to note an Increase of 1.009 la round num
bers over 1901, when the total was
7,245. At usual, two-thirds of the victims
have killed themtelves either with the pis
tol or with poison, the latter being tbe
agency used In the majority cf cases, owing
to the ease with which carbolic acid can
be procured, for that poison Is employed
nearly always. As to the census of sui
cide, despondency of an aggravated nature,
often bordering on Insanity, It ths pre
vailing cause. There la but one cheerful
Item In these statistics and that Is the fact
that but sixty-seven out of over 8,000
esses are attributable to builness losses,
thowlng that men bear up bravely and
hopefully under auch circumstances. It It
discouraging to note a large increase In
aulcidct growing out of disappointed love
among youths and an equally large Increase
growing out of domestic Infelicity among
married pertons. The 'most curious and
startling feature In suicide statistic, for
the year, however, is the remarkable In
crease in the number of female victims.
For a long aeries cf years past the record
tas shown a ratio of about thres times as
many women have committed suicide as
last year, the exact figures being: Males,
S.032; females, 3,099. What Is the explana
tion? Public executions have kept pretty even
pace with the Increase of crime, the num
ber of hangings for 190S being 144,
as compared with 118 for 1901. Ths no
ticeable feature of these hangings Is the
great Increase In the southern states, which
have seventeen more than 1901 while
the north has but seven more and of the
total number eighty-eight have been ne
groca. There is some significance in thlt
at bearing upon the question of growing
respect fur the law In the south. In Mis
sissippi alone, which for many years had
the worst lynihlng record, twenty-six
negroes last year have be-n legally con
tI. ted and hanged, all of whom a few years
ago would have been lynched. Nearly two
thirds of tbe total number in the south
have been hanged In Mississippi, Alabama,
Georgis, Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana,
the six states which so long have bad the
worst lynching records. Meanwhile lynch
inra show a gratifying decrease of twenty
one over 1901, which Is satisfactorily
explained by the increase of legal execu
tions In the south. It is not encouraging
to note In this connection that there have
been nine lyochings In the north, one each
In South Dakota. Colorado. Wyoir.!ng. Mich
igan, Oregon, Indiana and Kanaaa. and that
Illinois stands at tbe head ui tbe northern
bUik list with 10.
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President Jacob Gould Schurman
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Under the Auspices of the
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FRIDAY, JAN. 2, 1903. AT SP.n
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