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VOL. XXXVI -NO. 170.
OMAHA, "WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 2, 1907-TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS,
WHITE HOUSE FILLED
Orewdj Turn Out it Initial Reception of
President to All People.
BEAUTIFUL DAY FOR STATE CEREMONY
Eu Warms Atmosphere and Keeps Wait-
ia Lino li Good Humor.
ALL BRANCHES OF SERVICE PRESENT
Ambassadors, Judges and Legislator! Tit
with People of Land.
FLORAL DECORATIONS ARE ORNATE
President's Official Family necelvee In
Bin Rooa, Where Chief Execu
tive Shakes Haada with
WASHINGTON. Jan. t President and
Mrs. Roosevelt' New Tear' reception '
the Whit House today waa a brllll'
function and waa attended by about t
persons. The member of the diplomat.
corpn, officers of the army and navy and
representatives of the national and district
governments and of the cltlsen public at
tended. President Roosevelt gave each of
his callers a cordial shake of the hand.
After the diplomatists had been received
Secretary and Mrs. Root left the line In
the Blue room and one by one the members
of the cabinet and their wives deserted
the president In order to hold receptions
at their own homos. At 1 o'clock Mr.
Roosevelt left her husband's side and only
the military and naval aides and Secretory
Wilson remained with him until the last
person In the great throng had passed
through the Blue room.
It waa a perfect day. The sun shone
brightly and the air was ao warm that
the thousands who stood in line for hours
suffered no discomforts because of the
weather. It was generally remarked that
the proportion of negroes In the line was
smaller than In previous years, but a
number of negro civil war veterans and
Spanish war veterans Joined with military
and patriotic societies in extending greet
ing to the president.
Mnny Children la Ma. '
There was an unusually large number . of
children In line and all were greeted cord
tally by the president. Ona of the most
amusing figures in the line was a 10-year-old
boy with soiled hands and clothes, who
carried a pair of roller akates thrown over
his ahoulder. Tha president laughed heart
ily as ha wished tha little fellow a huppy
A pretty Uttle girl carried a great white
Teddy bear past tha receiving party and
provoked a hearty laugh from the crowd
gathered in the Blue room.
Mrs. Lsngworth and .the other children
of tha president were at the White House
for the reception and with their young
friends moved constantly through tha
crowd. Miss Ethel Roosevelt waa prettily
gowned la pink , and ' was much admired.
Rear Admiral Cowles and Mrs. Cowlea, the
president's sister, were also with the mem
bers of tha president's family during the
Only three wives . of ambassadors at
tended the reception today, the Baroness
Sternberg, wife of the German ambassador;
tha Baroness Rosen, wife of the Russian
ambassador, and the Viscountess Aokl,
wife of tha Japanese ambassador.
Included in the number Invited to assist
in the Blue room were Miss Mary Harrl
man, Mrs. and Miss Foraker, Mrs. Hobson,
Mrs. Whltelaw Reld, Miss Paulina Morton
and Mm. Da LlttiDlcre.
March to Bin Room.
The march to tha blue room waa made
by way of tha state dining room and the
red room, through which all tha guests
paasod, except those of tha dlplomatlo corps,
before being presented, tha latter as
sembling in tb room immediately on
their arrival by way of tha southern en
trance to the Whit House. By means
of a velvet cord twisted with old gold
tha blue room had been roped off ao aa
to form a dear and uninterrupted pas
sageway for the callers. President Roose
velt took a position near tha door at the
bead of tha receiving line. On his right
waa Mrs. Roosevelt, to her right Mrs.
Fairbanks, and so on down tha Una, tha
ladles of the cabinet taking their positions
in tha order of precedence. Behind them
stood the vlca president and tha member
of tha cabinet. To the opposite of the
receiving Una were tha president's aides,
with tha exception of Colonel Charles B.
Bromwell and Captain McCoy, who made
the Introductions. Tha former included
Lieutenant Commander Albert I Key, U.
& N.i Captain Arthur B. Harding, United
Btatea Marine corpa; lieutenant Chauncey
Shackford, U. S. N.; Captain Fltahugh
Lee. United States' cavalry; Lieutenant
Douglas MaoArthur, oorpe of engineers;
lieutenant C. R. Train. U. 8. N; lieuten
ant Philip 8. Sheridan, United Btatea cav
alry, and Ensign Bemmas Reed, U. S. N.
With tha exception of tha members of
the diplomatic corpa, all the Introduction)
to the president were en ad by Colonel
Bromwell and to Mrs. Roosevelt by Cap
President's Has Basy.
Aa each caller passed tha president h
' gave a cordial aha. of the hand. Mrs.
Roosevelt and the ladles of the cabinet
each carried a handsome bouquet of roaes.
The dlplomatlo corpa were presented to tha
president, each head of the foreign mis
sions In turn introducing to tha president
the members of his staff.
Heading the diplomat was Baron Mayor
Pea Planches, ambassador from Italy, tha
dean of tb corps, followed In turn by
Byron Hengelmuller, tha Ambassador from
Austria-Hungary, who has just returned
from a trip to his home; Ambassador Jua
erand of Prance, Ambassador Speck von
Sternburg from Germany, Joaqulm Nabuco,
the ambassador from Brasll; Baron Rosen,
the ambassador front Russia, and Viscount
Aokl, ambassador from Japan, who today
appeared at a White House New Tear's
rreptlon for tha Brst time. Following the
ambassador and tha members of their
staffs, came the minister and members of
their official households, headed by Con
stant! ne Brun, the representative from
Denmark, and including Benor Quesada
from Cuba, and Senor Da Obaldla from
Panama, who have appeared at this func
tion on several previous occasion.
Because of tha death of the minister's
mother requiring hlro to go Into mourning
for period of 100 days, Blr Chentung
Liang-Cheng, the Chires minister, was
not present. Wo" c . the members of hi
staff, however. we ' idance In their
oriental dressy x "'v.
The klngdi n ot Sweden, represented
by A. EV Kengren, Its charge d'affalra. ad
Interim. Mr. C. Haugh today appeared fur
IUC "ueOft. aUr4 fa.!
SUMMARY OF TUE BEE
Wednesday, January 8, 190T.
FORECAST FOR NEB ASK A Rain or
nw in east, snow end collier in west
portion Wednesday; Thursday, fair and
colder In east portion.
Temperature at Omaha yesterday:
Hour. Deft. Hour.- Deg.
6 a. m . 2R 1 p. m $2
a. m 2X 1 p. m S3
T a. m l S p. m 33
8 a. m 29 4 p. m 83
a. m t.,.. SO 6 p. m 3.1
10 a. m 31- 6 p. m M
U a. m.... 81 7 p. m 34
U m..r 12 8 p. m 34
9 p. m 36
X.OCAI. sTZWS. '
Careful Observer predicts to oldest In
habitant year of practical blessings.
New Tear's observances more general
than for many seasons both In matter
of public and private receptions. Pag 8.
Harrlman override Erastus Tpung in
appointment of H. J. Stirling as auditor
of Union Pacific: Pag 3.
Omaha promises to reach 200,000-mark
in next three years. Page 1.
Prominent cltlsena attend funeral of
Charles E. Morgan, which Is particularly
affecting. Page S.
Weddings and parties make advent of
new year in Omaha social 'world. Page a.
City council prepares to act pn the rail
"v, d grade crossing danger. Page ft.
t ' . th Omaha officials nrenare tn .nm.
'i. 'a 'exatlon to Omaha. m in
k. asurer Mortensen files state
ment . fffj , -ury transactions in Decem-
Leglsla. -Xy 'ally organises and then
adjourns. . ' i, elected speaker of
house and ca. . program carried out in
full. rage 1.
Governor-elect Sheldon announces he
will make no appointments for some time.
Thousands attend annual reception ot
the president at the White House, rag 1.
Gpvernor Pennypacker in his annual ad
dress courts Investigation of tha "Penn
sylvania capltol scandal." Page 1.
C. E. Hughes inaugurated governor of
New York, Page 1.
Gans knocks Herman out in the eighth
round at Tonopah, Nev. , Herman was un
conscious three minutes. . , rage 6.
Seattle HI1.-1 school defeats; Chicago
High school at foot ball for championship
of the west. , Page .
General Wlnt succeeds General Franklin
Bell In command of American forces in
Cuba. Page 8.
eouarcxxi bx.vpps aits zowa stews.
Central university at Pel la threatents
to defeat' scheme of Baptists tp consoli
date educational Institutions. Page 8.
Contributions to Council Bluffs Chris
tian home put It In good financial condi
tion. Pag 8.
MOVEMENTS OF OCEAN STEAMSHIPS.
NEW YORK TrtncMrs...,
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NAPLRS lull ..
HURONIAN AGAIN HEARD FROM
Bottle Poind Containing Message
from Crew of Vessel Sank Nearly
Flv Tears Age.
LONDON, Jan. 1. There haa been washed
up on the beach at Castle Rock, In the
north of Ireland, a bottle containing a mes
sage from several members ot the crew of
the steamship Huronlan, which disappeared
In the spring of 1902, to the effect that It
was sinking fast. The message, however,
gives no location.
This is the second time the Huronlan has
been heard from since ft sailed from Glas
gow on February 11, 1902, for St. Johns,
Nova Scotia. .
The Huronlan belonged to the Allan line.
It waa first reported overdue early in.
March, 1902, and when nothing had been
heard from it by the first of April all hope
was given up. In spite of this, however, the
British Admiralty, at the request ot the
owners, ordered the cruiser Thames to
search for the missing steamer, and in the
latter part of April the cruiser Bellona waa
ordered to tha north Atlantlo to help the
Thames In this work. The search waa kept
up by these two cruisers until well Into
May, but no trace of the Huronlan was ever
A report from Montreal, dated June 17,
said that on June 2 a bottle waa picked up
forty-five miles east of Halifax containing
the following note written on a scrap of
"Steamer Huronlan turned over Sunday
night In Atlantic. In small boat, fourteen
NO RED HAT FOR AMERICAN
English Prelate Say Creation of
Another Cardinal for tailed
ROMB, Jan. 1. The Glornale D'ltalla
publishes an Interview with a prominent
English prelate concerning the appoint
ment of an American cardinal. The pre
late In question reviews recent events, par
ticularly the encyclical of Pope Leo against
Americanism, which, he declares, was writ
ten by Cardinal Massella. The encyclical
displeased Cardinal Gibbons who, thinking
it was Inspired by Cardinal Rampolla,
Joined the Austrian and German cardinals
In defeating Rampolla at the last conclave.
Continuing, the prelate says it was thought
that Archbishop Ireland would be made
a cardinal when Pope Leo called him from
Paris, where he was representing the
United Btatea at the unveiling ot the La
fayette statue. This, however, is now un
likely. In spite of the fact that President
Roosevelt has urged another American pre
late to approach the Vatican privately to
this end. The situation has been aggra
vated by the Etorer Incident and If Arch
bishop Ireland should be given the red
hat the appointment must be ascribed to
his personal merit.
METHODIST INDIAN JUBILEE
Exercises by Epwerlk Lease Ead
Blg Mission Celebration
BAREILLT. British India. Jan. 1. This
was the last day of the Methodist mix Inn
Jubilee celebrations, which began December
zs. me artemoon waa devoted to a young
people'e rally and In tha evening the meet
ing of the Epwnrth leagu waa held, hav
ing been preceded by a procession of 1.600
members with banners and accompanied by
music A consecration service concluded
the oongres. Thajublle fund collected In
India amounted to Kxi.OuO and that la "'er
ic totalled SiXi.CUJt
COVETED COAL NOT FAR OFF
Ciily Three Yeert Before Omaha Beaches
Two Hundred Thousand.
EVERY REASON FOR FAITH IN PREDICTION
If City Cvatlaaea Present Rat of
lacrease Doabt la Removed aa to
Ita Attaining the popnla
' Only three more year are left of the
time which - Omaha haa set for Itself to
reach a population of 200,000. Every loyal
cltixen of the city hope and expecta that
New Year's day of 1910 will open on a Ne
braska metropolis of that many people. -
If the commercial and Industrial growth
of .the city continues for three years at
the same' rate It has been going the last
two, there will be no doubt at all about
reaching the coveted goal. The year 1908
was even a better one than 1906, and busi
ness men see every indication the same
rate of progress will be maintained. The
visitor to Omaha In 1910 will without doubt
see a city' of many large buildings. In
creased Jobbing activities,-enlarged manu
facturing interests, more prosperous peo
ple and happier, homes.
Bank clearings ' are : a good Index of a
city's prosperity. The records in the case
of Omaha show a rapid and steady in
crease since 'the financial depression of the
'90s, until 1908 clearings reached a total
of above 1504,000,000, the best showing since
1893, which still ' holds the record. With
the big crops raised in Nebraska last sea
son and poured Into the city, with the hun
dreds of thdusands of cattle, hogs and
sheep coming to South Omaha for packing,
and with the attending thriving condition
of manufacturing and the jobbing business,
there Is good reason' to. believe that 1S93
will take a back 'seat for 1907;
'Schools Show; Great Growth.
Perhaps no better Index of ; growth In
population can be obtained, outside of the
census Itself, than ' the . roster of';' the
schools. Omaha schools have grown rapidly
in a year. Attendance ha Increased in a
marked manner at every school' building
In the city, and many new teacher have
When the Increase in the jabbing .busi
ness for one year has been 23 per cent,
one would hardly expect to find a business
man with the temerity to say it would
be larger this year.- Yet they , do say It;
they say It with conviction and apparent
good reason. Their predictions are based
on actual figures in their books which
represent goods ordered in advance for this
year. Never before at the close of De
cember was there mors than half so many
advance orders on the books of local Job
bing houses. , It is true, also, that though
the country merchants bought Uberally last
season, their stocks are depleted and they
will have little to carry over.
In spite of the high price of coal, the
manufacturing Industry grew between 12
and 13 per cent It will, keep on growing
at this rate or better, but local manu
facturer believe government regulation of
the railroads will force the roads to give
Omaha cheaper coal. If their hope ma
terialises there will b no limit to the
progress In a inaawfacturlng way.
A fact that haa an obvious meaning I
that the sales of money orders at the
Omaha postoffl.ee Increased 31,000,000 In 1906
and the aalea of stamps Increased between
11 and 12 per cent.
Money represented In real estate transfers
waa 40 per cent greater than In 1905.
Realty men say the figures will leap up
another 40 per cent or better this year,
for real estate values are low In Omaha,
and with the great growth in all lines of
business values must increase and there
Is bound to be much activity in city prop
erty. The grain market is an important factor
In the development of the city. For the
year the business grew 27 per cent and the
foundations were laid for growth In coming
years. By the building ot elevators a
storage capacity of 2.200,000 bushels was
1 added, making the total capacity 6,040,000
bushels. Already there are plans in con
templation which will materially Increase
this in 1907.
Since the railroad have begun gradually
to wipe out freight rate discriminations
against Omaha, millers of the north have
begun to Investigate the posslbiUtles of
the Gate City as a milling center, and It
is hoped that when all rates are finally
and Justly adjusted through the medium
of the Interstate Commerce commission,
Omaha will come Into Its own In the milling
NEW LAWS ARE NOW EFFECTIVE
Par Food Law and Aatl-Pnss Pro
vision In Fnll Working;
WASHINGTON, Jan. l.-Today. mark
the beginning ot the life of several legis
lative acts of congress Important alike to
the nation a a wholo and the citizen of
the District of Columbia. These are the
free alcohol law, the pure food law, the
anti-pass section of the Interstate com
merce law, the modification of the naviga
tion laws to simplify enrollments and li
censes, and a law with reference to the
licensing of druggist In the District of
Tha pure food law contemplates the bar
ring from Interstate commerce of foods
that are Injurious to health, and the free
alcohol law Is Intended to assist farmers
snd smaller users of power to have a fuel
that In efficiency and cost shall be cheaper
than gasoline or kerosene.
The anti-pass provision of the Interstate
commerce law forbids common carriers, di
rectly or indirectly, giving Interstate free
ttckete or passes for passengers, except
to their employes and families, agents of
tha carriers and their surgeons, physicians
end attorneys, to persons engaged in re
ligious and charitable work and to certain
other specified classes.
SORROW IN WASHINGTON
Joy of New Tear's
Disaster on 1
WASHINGTON. Jan. 1. Happiness and
sorrow were closely allied today In the
national capital. On the one side were
New Tear receptions, beginning with that
of the president and descending through
tha cabinet officers to the residential sec
tion, while oa the other were numerous
funeral cortege bearing to the "silent
cities of the dead" the victims of the Terra
Cotta wreck on the Baltimore at Ohio
railroad Last Sunday.
Notwithstanding the evidences of Joy
throughout the city tha pall of death was
universally felt and for the first time In
many years Washington tempered Its pleas
ures over tha birth of the New Year with
LriniBbrafi Ute death. In Ita midst.
OMAHA WOMAN, IS MURDERED
Shot la Joplln, Mo., by Her Husband,
Jealousy Being; tb
JOPLIN, Mo.. Jan. 1. (Special Tele
gram.) With only his (-year-old daugh
ter a a witness, maddened by suspicions
that his family had been broken up, F.
W. Troy pf Denver at noon today shot
and killed his wife. Potasla, In their rooms
here and then turned the weapon on Kaiph
Qulnn, son of their landlady, and flred
a bullet Into his right shoulder.
Two bullets were flred Into the body ot
Mrs. Troy. The slayer then fled and after
a chase of eight blocks by the polio In
buggies and automobiles, was captured,
revolver in hand, but without show of re
sistance. Troy is a photograph retoucher
and travels over the country. His wife
was the daughter of Harrison Bllxztrd of
Omaha, formerly of St. Joseph, Mo. She
waa 31 years of age.
Troy' headquarters are at Denver. He
was married to Potasla R. Blissard June
1, 1900. Her mother Is dead. Her child,
who witnessed the killing, 1 named Po
tasla. At 1 o'clock Chief Meyers removed Troy
to the county Jail for safe keeping, al
though there Is little danger of publlo
vengeance. Excitement, however, ran high
and a big cnpwd gathered at the seen of
the shooting and also at the Jail, follow
ing Troy in curiosity as he started.
Troy absolutely refused to make a
statement concerning the motive for
shooting, but on all other subjects Waa
communicative. The fact that he has fcev
eral times been at the office of the prose
cuting attorney . complaining that his
home waa being brgken up Indicates that
jealousy, either ofyoung Quinn or some
other person, wa at the bottom of the
slaying. Trpy waa perfectly cool when
locked in a cell at the city Jail. When
he was started for Carthago he talked
calmly and freely to reporters.
Mrs. Troy wa carried to a bed. where
she was placed. . The doctors worked over
the man, but said that it would be use
less to spend any time on her a her In
juries were fatal.
BLOCK SIGNALS UNDER PROBE
Interstate Commerce ' 'Commission
Will Examine System la Use on
WASHINGTON, Jan. l.-Th Interstate
Commerce commission today reached an
agreement to Investigate the block signal
systems on both the Southern and the
Baltimore & Ohio railways. In view of the
recent disastrous collisions and derail
ment? on those roads, attended by serious
Injury and loss of life. The first hearing,
which will be public, will occur In this city
Friday next A . ..
The commission will make Its investiga
tion ' under a resolution cf congress ap
proved June 80, 1908, empowering the Inter
state Commerce commission to renort the
use and necessity of block signal systems
ana appliances for automatio control of
railway trains In the United States. The
resolution provides that "the Interstate
Commerce commission be directed to In
vestigate and report on the use and neces
sity of block signal systems and appliances
for the automatic contol of railroad trains
In the United States. .For this purpose thl
comniUhloi, Id awlkut-ifced iv euuploy persona
who are famlllar-wlth the subiect and mav
use such of it own employes who are
necessary to make a thorough Investigation
in the matter. -"In
transmitting its report to consrresa the
commission shall recommend such legisla
tion as seems advisable.
"To carry out and give effect to the
provisions of this resolution the commis
sion shall have power to Issue subpoenacs,
administer oath, examine witnesses, re
quire the production of books and twmn
and receive deposition taken before any
proper officer In any state or territory of
the United Btatea"
PASSING 0F LAGNIAPPE
Old New Orleans Custom Give Wny
Before Demand of Health
NEW ORLEANS. Jan. I. Lagnlappe,
one of the oldest customs distinctive to
New Orleans, was abolished today by con
certed action of the tradespeople, espe.
dally grocers, at the rennest of tha Ttn&rri
of Health. Lagnlappe is a survival of
ma epanisn settlers who preceded the
French In Louisiana and consists In giv
ing to purchasers small favors, such as
an apple or piece of candy. The legend
from which the name comes says that the
first Lagnlappe was given bv a arrocer to
a man with a monkey, the Lagnlappe be
ing ior ine ape.
The custom has taken the nlace AMU.
pled by trading stamps In many cities. It
aiso was used by sharp buyers as a graft
The Board of Health stopped It because of
the rotten edibles given to children. Many
persons regret the passing of this custom,
declaring that It made children willing to
GREAT NORTHERN FILES NOTICE
Action Will Have No Effect on the
nit Started by Min
nesota. ST. PAUL, Jan. 1. Th Great Northern
Railway company yesterday filed with the
secretary pf state a notice of action taken
by the board of directors in ordering an
Issue of $80,000,000 additional stock. The
certificate Is signed by President James
J. Hill and Secretary Edward T. Nichols.
The notice also states the purposes for
which the stock Is to be Issued.
v The certificate has no connection with
the suit brought by Attorney General
Mr. Toung said today that this notice
in no way affected the action he had
brought to compel the Great Northern to
make an application for a public hearing
before the State Railroad commission on
the necessity for th Increase for th
capital stock, as that part of th law waa
separate from the law requiring notice
to be filed with the secretary of state.
FIRE IN NEWJT0RK TENEMENT
Flv Persons Rescned wltb Dlfllenlty
front Bsrslag atrnetnr by
Police nnd Firemen.
NEW TORK, Jan. 1. Five persons were
rescued with difficulty lata tonight from a
burning tenement house In West Furty
elghth street Three women who had been
overcome by smoke were carried over the
roofs of adjoining houses to a place of
safety. Six families had been penned In
the building by the burning of tha stair
way. Many made their way to the ground
by the fire escapes, while the others were
taken from the top floors by firemen. A
policeman was badly Injured, The mone
tary. kM Jaaj.ebljf. IAuA
SPEAKER OF NEBRASKA HOUSE.
1 . '
HON. D. M.
HUGHES NOW IN OFFICE
New Governor of New Tork Telia Seme
thina: f How Ee Will Work.
LEGISLATURES SHOULD MOVE SLOWLY
Question I Not Quantity, bnt - of
taallty When It Come to '
Enacting; Laws for th
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ALBANT. 1$. T.. Jan. 1-Charli Tvsns
Hughes today took the oath of office as
governor of the' state of New Tork and
with his democratic colleagues began his
two years' term. The retiring governor,
Frank W. Hlggins, formally surrendered
the reigns of government to his suocessor
and left this afternoon for his home, a
private citizen for the first time since 1893,
when he was first elected senator.
In his Inaugural address Governor Hughes
paid a marked tribute to Governor Hlg
gins, commending his public services and
conscientious devotion to the Interests of
the state. The Inaugural ceremonies were
unusually brilliant and the attendance al
Following them, the new governor held
a reception In the executive chamber and
this afternoon he and Mrs. Hughes re
ceived a cordial welcome from a very large
number of people from Albany and else
where In the usual publlo reception at the
The one hundred and thirtieth session of
the New Tork state legislature will con
vena tomorrow and practically all of the
newly elected members of both houses at
tended the Inauguration today.
Caucuses of the republican and demo
cratic members of both houses were held
tonight to select candidates for the several
elective offices In each house.
The inauguration was preceded by a
parade of various companies nnd com
mands of the Third brigade ot the National
Guard of New Tork.
The retiring governor, Francis W. Hlg
gins, In welcoming his successor, said:
Upon the shoulders of the chief executive
of this state must rest henvy burdens. Im
posed by constitution and customs. To
execute the laws, to recommend wise meas
ures of legislation, to exercise the appoint.
Ing power with Judgment and discernment,
to defend the liberties and enforce the
rights of 8,000,000 people, these are duties
which try the mental, moral and physical
strength to the utmost. To this high office,
the people of the state, reposing well de.
served confidence In your Independence,
patriotism, ability and Integrity, hav
I welcome you, and wish you godspeed.
New Governor Talks.
Governor Hughes, after a few words of
compliment to the administration of Gov
ernor Hlggins, addressed himself to his
"fellow citizens." saying In part:
We have reason to congratulate ourselves
that coincident with our prosperity there
Is an emphatic assertion of popular lights
and a keen resentment of publio wrongs.
There la no panacea in executive or legis
lative action for all the Ills of society
which spring from the frailties and defects
of the human nature of Its members. But
this furnishes no excuse for complacent
inactivity and no reason for the toleration
of wrong made possible by defective or
Inadequate legislation or by administrative
partiality or inefficiency.
Whether or hot we have law enough,
w certainly have enough of Ill-considered
legislation, and the question is not as to
the quantity, but as to the quality of our
present and our proposed enactments.
Slowly but surely the people have nar
rowed the opportunities for selfish aggres
sion and the demand of this hour and of
all hours is not allegiance to phrases, but
sympathy with every aspiration for the
betterment of conditions and a sincere and
patient effort to understand every need and
to ascertain in the light of experience the
means best adapted to meet It. It is the
capacity for such close examination with
out heat or. disqualifying prejudice which
distinguishes the constructive effort from
vain endeavor to change human nature by
changing the forma of government.
It must freely be recognised that many
of the evils of which we complain hvj
their source In the law Itself, In privileges
carelessly granted. In opportunities for pri
vate aggrandisement at the expense of the
people recklessly created. In failure to
safeguard our public Interests by provid
ing means for Just regulation of those en
terprises which depend on the use of pub
lic franchises. .
Chaasj la Law.
Wherever the law gives unjust advan
tage; wherever It fails by suitable rcltlbl
tlm or regulation to protect the Interests
of the people; wherever the power derived
fnpm the state is turned against the
, . (jConU&u4 oa fieuAd Page-l
SNOW OVER THE NORTHWEST
Wind la Some Places, bat Not Omaha,
Makes Weather Quite
The anow which struck Omaha a a
New Tear's gift waa not confined to this
territory, but was general over the north
western part of the . state. The snow
began to fall at Alliance Monday after,
noon. At Hyannis It waa accompanied
by a heavy, wind. All aipng the North
western considerable snow, fells and t
some points it was accompanied by a
havy . wlnru .iKnU.wid.:.waa, blowing Tin
Omaha and the anow did not" fl rife nd
consequently uiu 'but ln'tsrfcro With the
operation of the street cars. At many
points over the state the snow was drift
ing, but the weather was npt cold.
SCHUTLER, Neb., Jan. l.-(Specla! Tele
gram.) The first heavy snow of the season
started this noon and kept falling during
the rest of the day, covering the ground
quite thickly. The snow, together with the
rain which fell Saturday, will put the win
ter crops, In the best of condition, as there
has been but Uttle moisture for the past
ULUB HILL. Neb.. Jan. 1. (Special.)
Snow began falling here early Tuesday
morning and a blizsard la now raging.
ALBION, Neb., Jan. 1. (Speclal.)-Snow
began falling early this morning, and Indi
cation are now that It will continue during
the day. The wind la blowing from the
southeast and the thermometer Is a few de
grees below freezing. The sun has not been
visible for the past four days.
LION TRAINER BADLY INJURED
Performer In Anlmnl Circus nt Toledo
So Badly Lacerated that Death
TOLEDO, O., Jan. 1. While performing
an act called "The Lion Hunt" here thla
afternoon, Trainer Harry Ray of the Bos
tock Animal circus was attacked by one
of the animals, and while he lay on the
floor had both his sides, his shoulder and
breast lacerated. Ray flred his pistol, just
as the attendants opened the safety doors
of the caged arena.' Two other lions which
were In the cage immediately made for the
opening, followed by the attacking animals,
which turned at the sound of the heavy
catches on the doors. A physician was
summoned and the Injured trainer was
taken to St. Vlncent'a hospital. - It is
feared his Injuries will result fatally. The
large audience which was present realized
what had happened, but remained orderly
while the show continued.
DELAY IN APPOINTMENTS
Governor-Elect Sheldon Will Make No
Announcements for Bom
Governor-Elect Sheldon sent a chill down
the spine of aspirants for appointive offices
last night by the announcement that ha
would not be ready for some time to make
any announcements of appointees. In fact,
he stated that he had not made up his mind
concerning any of the places at his disposal.
He expects to retain the present force In
the governor's office for a time and will b
too busy with other matters to do much for
some time toward disposing of the question
of appointment and ha did not desire to
take any action until he had ample oppor
tunity to consider the merits of all tha ap
plicant. INSURANCE LAWS IN FORCE
Nw York Statutes Drafted by Arm
stroaaT Commission Beenm
NEW TORK, Jan. 1. Th Insurance re
form secured by the Armstrong committee
of the legislature went Into effect today.
Por the year 19U7 and thereafter no com
pany will b allowed to writ more than
10, 000,000 worth of business a year: agent
commission will be reduced at least ona
fourth; every new policy roust contain the
full contract urder which th holder nnl
Insurer alike are bound and no more de
ferred dividend policies may be Issued.
Besides the main reforms several other but
lea ArtutUo cLaugs go latejaJTtc
ALL READY FOR WORK
Beth Home ef Nebraska Legislature)
Orctniit Without Hitch.
NETTLETON FORMALLY ELECTED SPEAKER
Fromiiei lair Treatment to All and Aikl
Help of AIL
NO DISPLAY CHARACTERIZES OPENING
No Flan, Bo Flower, Ko FioUrei and
Jainimtm of Oratorj.
SENATE SESSION JUST AS PERFUNCTORY
Opening; Exercises Flnda All Mem
bera of Vpper Hons la Their
Sent with Exception
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Jan. l.-(Speclal.)-Th thir
tieth session of the Nebraska legislature
convened at U o'clock today, organised
and adjournad until I o'clock tomorrow.
The opening was marked not by pomp and
gorgeous display, but rather by simplicity
and earnestness. In ketplng with the great
responsibilities nn)osed upon the 'lumbers
by the pledges they have made to th
poople of the state. Not a picture adorned
either house and not a flag waa flown, and
centrary to custom, the formality ot rais
ing Old Glory over the state house waa
neglected. During the entire day a steady
downpour of rain continued, but this did
not prevent the gsJlarlc from being well
filled with men and women, while th
lobbies back of the railing in both housea
Lieutenant Governor McGllton presided
In the senate and in the house Secretary of
State Galusha called the members to order
and presided until he turned the rein over
to Adam McMullen of Gage county, who
was chosen temporary chairman. The busi
ness of each house was strictly formal and
consisted merely In carrying out the pro
gramme mapped out at the caucuses. la
both houses Chief Justice Sedwlck admin
istered the oath and he was accompanied
by Judge Barnes and Judge Let ton. The
oath prescribed by the constitution Is aa
"I do snlmenly swear that I will support
the constitution of the United States and
the constitution nf the state of Nebraska,
and will faithfully discharge the duties of
member of the legislature according to th
best of my ability, and nt the election at
which I was chosen to fill the said office
I have hot Improperly Influenced In any
way tha vote of an elector and liny ho
cepted nor will I accept or receive Erectly
or Indirectly, any money or other valuable
things from any corporation, company, or
person, or any promts of offlc for any
official act or influence (for any vote I
may give or withhold on any bill, resolu
tion, or appropriation), ao help me God."
speaker Nettleton wa inducted Into of
fice amid a generous handclapplng, In which
both member and galleries joined, and he
received a second round of applause when
h concluded his speech of acceptance. In
I thank you heartHy tri t M great honor
you nave conferred upon me. And indeed
it is a great honor, especially at a period
when the legislature has so much construc
tive legislation to enact; when the people
have defined what they want and what they
will have. To steer to the middle coins,
which will not do wrong to any Interests,
but which will tend to the best development
of the state, giving to each and all a fair
chance will be difficult, and, realising th
great responsibility which attaches to this
position, I ask each of you to give me your
advice, assistance and encouragement, and
I shall give to each of you fair and equal
The fusion members bestowed upon J. C.
Van Housen of Colfax the honor of a vote
for speaker, while their organization mad
In the caucus received a strictly fusion
Douglas Men Prominent.
With the advantage of the acquaintances
and experience gained at the last session,
the three senators from Douglas county
were right in evidence during the opening
session. With Saunders as vice presiding
officer, Douglas county also had a member
on nearly all of the committees. Gibson
was chairman of the committee on cre
dentials, Thomas was a member of the
committee which notified tha house the
senate was organised and Saunders was
named as chairman of the committee to
select standing committees and was named
on the committee to notify the governor
of the organisation of the two houses.
Senator Gibson was also the first senator
to address the president from the floor
ater the senate had been called to order.
The Douglas county delegation occupies
places In the rear row of seats and little
to the right of the entrance to the hall.
Their places are right In line wtlh th
presiding officer' eye, which Is considered
something of an advantage. On the same
side of the chamber, but clear up to the
front, are the senators from Lancaster,
Joe Bums, the old war horse of the Bur
lington machine In Lancaster county, alts
on the end of the front row to the left
of the presiding officer's desk, and hie
colleague, J. C. F. McKesson, sits next to
him. Both evinced their usual activity in
getting Into the game at the start.
There are only six of the 1806 senator
In their old places this year. Besides th
Douglas county trio there are Gould of
Greeley, Epperson of Clay and Wllsey of
Frontier, and all three of them took promi
nent parts In the opening session. Several
others, notubly - McKesson, Burns, Hal
brook of Dodge, King of Polk and WHsobi
of Pawnee, have had experience In ona or
the other houses at previous sessions.
Coao to Head Pnslonlsts.
The fuelonlsts held a meeting tonight and
discussed their committee preferences and
selected Cone of Saunders aa floor leader.
The announcement was, mad that the f u
slonlsts would not attempt to hamper th
majority aa long aa tha republican atick to
their party pledges.
The senate atandlng committee to recom
mend employe wa announced tonight It
1 composed of Gibson of Douglas, McKes
son of Lancaster, Hanna of Cherry, Epper
son of Clay, Sackett of Gag and Randall
Millard Committee oa Delc
Tha Millard boosting committee from
Omaha was augmented by the arrival dur
ing the day of W. S. Wright, M. C Peter
and Postmaster Henry H Palmer. Th
other members of th committee were
President A. C. Smith of th Foctaru.ll
club, Vic President C. P. McOrew of th
Omaha National bank and J. E. Baum. Up
to date thee gentlemen hav not suc
ceeded In convincing th legislator that
they are absolved from tha pledge of th
republican state convention to elect Norm
Brown United States senator.
Legislative Smell Talk.
Watching the proceedings this momlnir
were a number Of patriots who have In the
I Wire fiUlors. Aj&uLf those w&d
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