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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. XXXVII XO. 170.
OMAIIA, THURSDAY MOKNINO, JANUARY
SINGLE COPY TWO CHXTS.
ATTIIE WHITE 1I0USE
New Year's Rece- n of President it
i Brilli notion.
Niceties of Official L.
MEMBERS OF THE CABIN! .oSIST
Informal Reception to Receiving
Party Precedei Regular Function.
GOWNS OF -WOMEN ELABORATE
Mm. RftowTrH Wore Maanlflrent
(Mtmif of Old Bine Mitt
aad Carried Ronqaet of
WASHINGTON, Jan. 1. Theodore Rninf
velt today officiated for the seventh time
sa prealdrnt of the United States at the
New Year' reception at the White House.
Assisting him In exchanging the saluta
tions of the season were Mrs. Roosevelt
and tha members and women of the cabi
net. The niceties of diplomatic etlouet were
religiously observed In the conduct of that
part of the reception which has grown
during the last hundred years more and
more to partake largely of the nature of
an official function. Without the appear-
nd. r9 nr.anDnratn.tit the nrevlHent
' trreeted first the vice prfsldent and the
members of his cabinet and then eneh for
eign nation represented In the person of
ambassador or minister, the Judiciary,
through the personnel cf the supreme court
bench and the Judges of the local federal
and district courts; senators and repre
sentatives of congress; officers of the army,
navy, marine corps and militia of the
tMstrlct of Columbia; heads of government
, bureaus and members of the government
I UII1III WOIOJIB, UIBlil.iimn ' tit.. ,.,, ...
eluding the Society or Cincinnati, Altec
Club of 1874. Associated Veterans of the
I War of 1844-47, Military Orr of the I,oyal
' i I n-mr. A i-m nf the Reniibllr.
Medal of Honor Legion, Union Veteran
Ieg'on. Union Veterans' union, Society of
, . i . a-.tn. Cnanleh War Vtpr.
ans, Army ana navy uniun, mmon:,.,. .
1 Sops of the American Revolution and Old
ee Inhabitants' Association of the District
J ' , t of Columbia.
People Mnnd la Line.
And then the public. Gathering In a con
' atantly lengthening line at the west gate
ti the White House grounds the people
had stood since. 9 o'clock in the morning.
It was 1 o'clock when the gate were
opened to admit them. The line. kept Intact
by a special detail of police, now extended
In double column for two blocks up Penn
sylvania avenue and for two blocks down
Seventeenth street, past the State, War and
j- navy aepunnicrii. uunuinii. n "
Xff holiday hiwir nd Impretia of
T good feeling on the president, who, after
more than four hours of handshaking, ex
rtped exhilaration rathpr than pxhaustlon,
Impressive In Its dignity, Interesting in
Its personality, animating In its plctur
esqueness, the reception was a composite
View of twentieth century civilisation on
dress parade. To review It In its entirety
requires a look at the preliminaries. The
' president and Mrs. Roosevelt occupied the
hour preceding the stroke of 11 in receiv
ing and entertaining the numbers of the
1 cabinet and those specially Invited to mem-
, bershlp in the receiving party, in the
library on the upper floor. Diplomats,
Judges, legislators and army officers gnt le
ered In conveisatlonal groups in the state
dining room. Hie red coated marina band,
banked like the pot.ed foliage on eithor
side of the entrance In the lofty lobby,
with Its whlta marble floor, furnished the
stage setting for the receiving party. The
red, blue and green parlors, forming con
necting links between the state dining room
on the west and the past, were fragrant
With cut flowers effectively placed,
flerelvlns Party Ready.
It was In the Blue parlor or state room
that the receiving party took position
shortly after 11 o'clock. Trumpeters her
alded the approach of the president and
Mrs. Roosevelt down the gray white mar
ble stairs and to the hands rendition of
"Hall to the Chief the reception began.
Leisurely and with no semblance of for
mality those in the state dining room
passed through the Red parlor into the
presence of the president. The receiving
party formed the arc of a circle filling the
large how window opening to the south.
They faced a wide door to the corridor
n lohhv. thus viewing and in view of
the scenes and throngs there. Introduc
tions were made to the president by
Colonel Charles 8. Bromwell. superln
Undent of public buildings and ground.
and to Mrs. Roosevelt by Captain Frank
R. McCoy, military aide to the president.
Leaving the Blue parlor the route of exit
was through the Green parlor, the Kaat
room, down the stairs to the "social an
nex" and east gate.
Gewna of the Wontea.
The costumes of Mrs. Roosevelt and
the ladles of the cabinet were strikingly
handsome and the blends of color and
' contrasts were particularly Impressive.
Mrs. Roosevelt was gowned In old blue
Marquette, the skirt full and a frame of
velvet ribbon of bow knots and garland
making a trimming which reached ha'.f
way up to the belt. A yoke of lace and
half sleeves of ruffled lace were the
finishing tourhes. She wore a diamond
necklace and other ornaments and car
ried a bouquet of white roses.
Mrs. Fairbanks had on a flowered crepe
de rhlne, very full and fluffy, the design
being a pattern of pink roses over white.
Mrs. Root wore a becomingly designed
costume of p'ule gray chiffon, with deep
border of gray lace about the hem.
Mrs. Cortelyou more an elegant whit
satin with broad folds around the skirt,
the bodice nearly all lace.
Mrs. Meyer was In black and white
Striped Uce over white, trimmed with
touches cf black velvet.
Mrs. Garfield had on a handsome gown
Of dark plum velvet etretllveiy trimmed
In Uce. '
Mrs. Bonaparte wore a splendid mauve
satin, the coat with long skirts of Irish
Mra. Metcalf had on a most becoming
gown of Irish crochet and old lace.
Mrs. Straus wore a pink liberty satli
trimmed In lace.
Mrs. Loeb was costumed In an orchid
liberty satin and white lace.
t'haaaro la Diplomatic Coras.
Numerous changes In the diplomatic corp
hava occurred during tha year, so that for
quite a number of the foreign representa
tives In Washington It was their first New
Tear experience at the White House.
(Continued on Second Page.)
NEGORES FR1ENDL YTO TAFT
Resolution Passed by Emaaclaatloa
Day Mass Meeting; In
MOBILB. Ala., Jan. 1. Ten theusand
colored people gathered today and cele
brated emancipation day with a monster
meeting. Rev. B. F. Wheeler was the prin
The following resolutions were adopted:
Resolved, That we, the colored people of
Mobile, Ala., pledge our continual allegiance
te the fearless leader and faithful cham
pion of the third term movement In the per
son of the Hon Frank H. Hitchcock, tirst
assistant postmaster general. And we con
sider Secretary of War Taft fortunate In
securing such a man ns Mr. Hitchcock to
manage his Interests in the southern statpa.
We will now feel much more friendly In
the future to the Taft movement than we
have In the past.
Resolved. Whereas, we have heard that
within the last few days nn efforts has been
made to recognise individuals connected
with the former Lily White movement with
a vies,- of reviving the Lily White party In
Alabama, we do enter our most solemn pro
test against any Individual or Individuals
or organisation that will In any degree give
aid or comfort to the Itly White party In
this state, and further resolve that we will
Inform our brothers In the northern states
ss soon as we know of any presidential can
didate recognizing the Lily White movement
in the south, so that both In the primary
election and In the vote for president they
may cast their votes and influence against
any candidate who recognizes the Lily
ROBBERS 0 FCAR LINE FOUND
Police of Rochester Locate Mlaslnar
Money. Other Loot and Burg
ROCHESTER, N. Y., Jan. 1. Frank
Whitney and George Carlisle are under
arrest here today as a sequel to the robbery
yesterday by three men in an automobile
of a box containing of the receipts
of the Rochester Street Railway company.
The plunder was taken to the homo of the
brother-in-law of one of the party. When
the house was searched a suit case was
found In which was all the missing money,
a lot of silverware and a set of burglar
trools. When Carlisle later entered the
house and saw the detectives and sheriff's
officers he fired two shots at Detective
Wledman and In a hand to hand tight was
The silverware bears the marks of the
Fifth avenue hotel in New York City. The
police think that Carlisle Is from New
York City. He Is about 20 years old. Whit
ney Is about 2f. The third man Is known
to the police, who hope to arrest him soon.
WOMAN AMBULANCE SURGF.ON
Brooklyn Has One Who Won
Severe Competitive Ex
amination. Oat In
NEW YORK. Jan. 1. Brooklyn had Us
first glimpse of a woman ambulance sur
geon today, when Dr. Mary Merrltt an
swered calls from the Williamsburg hos
pital. Dr. Merrltt Is a prep'osResalng young
woman of 23, who won the post of ambu
lance surgeon after a competitive examina
tion In which thirty-four men fresh from
college entered. Dr. Merrltt is a resident
of Nyack, N. Y., and a graduate of Cor
nell. During her college life she was known
as an expert oarswoman.
Largest tow on record
(tteamer Will Leave Louisville With
Kqnlvalent of Twenty-One-Mlle
IXriSVILLE. Ky.. Jan. l.-When tho
steamer Sprague leaves on Its next south
ern trip In a few days. It will take south
one of the largeot tows ever pulled by a
single boat on the Ohio or Mlwslssippl
rivers. Tbe tow will consist of forty-five
coal boats, seven barges, two fuel boats
and one model harge. It will be nearly
300 Teet wide and 2,000 feet long, and will
carry l,r(r,000 bushels of Coal. This. If
loaded Into ordinary freight cars, would
make a train over twenty-one miles long.
SUIT FILED AGAINST MAYOR
Mayor of Leavenworth Must Defend
Himself Against Chargea of
TOPF.KA. Kan., Jan. 1. A suit to oust
Peter Everhardy from office as irsyor of
Ijenvenworth and a citation for Police
Captain T. J. Taylor to appear before
the supreme court on the charge ot con
tempt were filed In the supreme court today
by Fred S. Jackson, attorney gcneial. I".
Is charged that Everhardy has not enforced
the prohibitory law. Captain Taylor, It
is charged, has violated the order of tho
court by accepting money from jolntlst
In lieu of license fees.
M ASS ACHl'SISTTS KKSIOX OPE
Many Important Question Will Come
BOSTON, Jan. 1. The 12sKh great and
general court, as the legislature of Massa
chusetts Is formally known, was convened
today and orders wero adopted for the
Inauguration tomorrow of Oovernor Curtis
Guild and Lieutenant Oovernor Draper.
An unusual amount of business already
awaits action by the legislature. Five bills
opposing the mergers of the Boston
Maine with the New York, New Haven Ac
Hartford railroad has been filed and other
measures bearing on the same matter are
In addition, half a dozen commissions
authorized by the last legislature which
have been sitting since last summer on
questions of taxation, labor. Industrial
education, commerce and Industry. Insur
ance, labor and savings banks will report
and suggest numerous modifications of the
Mra Joriiitn Discharged.
M ARSUALLTOWN, la.. Jan. 1 Special.)
Mrs. W. F. Jordon, superintendent of the
Union mission and wife ef President Jordon
of the mission, who ass the complainant
who brought the sensational chargea
against Chaplain Jesxe Cole of the Iowa
Soldiers' home at the recent Methodist
Soldiers' home at the recent Methodist
church trial of Colo at Hubbard, was to
day discharged from the soldiers' home by
Commandant Horton. Mra. Jordon wan dis
charged for circulating through the
women's dormitory the scandalous affida
vits which were the bavis of the charges
Jordon brought agunst Cole. Another
cause of Mrs. Jordan's expulsion was state
ments she has made that her husband, who
was discharged from the home some time
ago, was grossly mistreated when he was
a patient ln th hospital. At the church
trial Cole was acquitted and exonerated on
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HUGHES FOR SAFE METHODS
Governor of New York Delivers Hit
Message to Legislature.
OPPOSES RACE TRACK GAMBLING
Calls oa I .a rr makers to Regnlae Cor
poration a and Prevent Dishon
est Practices Among
dred and thirty-first annual session of the
New York state legislature began at noon
today. James W. Wadsworth, Jr.. was re
elected speaker of the assembly. The
econd annual message pf Governor Hughes
was the feature of chief Imprest.
The messnge of Oovernor Hughes con
talnes many Important recommendations.
Chief among these, In the light of certain
conditions disclosed by the recent financial
upheaval. Is a recommendation regarding
the amendment of the law relating to
banks and trust companies. In bringing
this matter to the attention of tho legisla
tors the governor urged them to adopt
every practicable means "to prevent repeti
tion of reprehensible practices and to as
sure the proper management of the finan
cial Institutions chartered and supervised
by the state, upon whose stability and
prosperity the Interests of our people in
every walk of life so largely depend."
Another Important recommendation has
as Its object the complete eupprossion of
race track gambling throughout the state.
Direct nomination at primaries and a
simplified form of ballot are urged In the
message and recommendations also are
made for better provision for the care and
protection of emigrants.
Restrain loon Bankers.
With reference to the banking laws the
message says :
Recent events have demonstrated the
necessity for providing effective means for
preventing the exploitation of banks and
trust companies and the acquisition and
use of a control of a number of institu
tions to facilitate selfish schemes opposed
to sound banking. If suitable restrictions
are Imposed in explicit form and with ap
propriate penalities, Insuring adequate
knowledge and proper action on the port
of the board of directors with regard to
loans and other transactions: Drevontlna:
the deposits of moneys of one Institution
witn another in oruer that the oflteers. di
rectors, or stockholders of the former may
obtain desired credits from the latter; limit
ing tne amount which may be loaned by
any bank or trust company upon the stock
of another financial Institution; reducing
the amount which may be loaned upon
collateral to any one interest and erect
ing proper salegunrds against loins and
investments ln aid of schemes of promotion
represented by unmarketable securities, and
If in addition suitable means are provided
for the enforcement of the rulings of the
superintendent of banks with rpgard to Im
proper or unsafe practices, the security
or our financial Institutions and the con
fidence which springs from Just reliance
upon their proper management will greatly
Reserves of Trost Companies.
It Is apparent that existence of demand
obligations requires reserves to be main
tained and that they have the salutary
tendency to prevent an undue expunnion
of credits. With regard to trust com
panies, however, the matter of reserves Is
a phase of larger question. It was not
contemplated by the law relating to trust
companies that they should engage In the
SHme business as banks. .In - practlc.,
however, they have engaged In' the bank
ing business upon a large scale and the
moneys deposited with them are for the
mot part payable on demand.
Whatever reserves or other restric
tions may be deemed advisable with ref
erence to demand deponlts in the case of
a bank should be equally obligatory with
reference to the same sort of deposits In
the cane of a trust company.
The- governor recommends that pro
vision be made for liquidation of Insolv
ent banking Institutions under the super
vision of the superintendent of banks.
Extreme caution In' making any chang?a
ln the present Insurance law- is urged by
the governor. He says that while any
suggestions of additions should receive
proper consideration no changes should
be made unless It clearly appears that
they are needed to conserve the Interests
of the policy holders. He also uggesti
the advisability of providing for the
liquidation under the supervision of the
superintendent of insurance of Insolvent
Insurance corporations ln the same man
ner as Is proposed for the liquidation of
More Power for Commission.
The enlargement of scope of the pub
lic service commission's law proposed in
the message would provide for the ex
tension of the act to Include telephone
and telegraph companies In addition to
the corporations already under super
vlhlon. Such extension of the act would
bring the telegraph and telephone com
panies under regulation as to rates, serv
ice and other matters similar to that
which obtains ln case of the corporations
at present subject to the law. The gov
ernor recommends that the extension of
Jurisdiction shall take effect on October
The question of bovine tuberculosis la re
ferred to as one which requires serious at
tention. "The disease Is spreading, says
the message, "and we not only suffer from
what may be called Its natural Increase,
but the measures that are taken In neigh
boring communities for their own protec
tion have made our state the recipient on
a large scale of tuberculous cattle which
have been rejected elsewhere. Inspection of
meat to Insure local protection, particu
larly with regard to the disposition of re
jected animals, la a necessary supplement
to federal Inspection In connection with
In discussing race track betting Governor
Hughes recites the constitutional provision
forbidding lotteries, pool selling, book mak
ing or any other form of gambling within
the state and empowering the legislature
to tlx penalties therefor, and the amendment
to the penal coda which prescribed the pun
ishment for pool selling at race tracks, for
feiture of the money paid by the better to
be recovered. The message continues
"The constitution makes no exception ot
race tracks. I recommend that the legis
lature carry out the clear direction of the
people without discrimination. In connec
tion with the repeal of the existing execu
tion I recommend that the offenst-s de
scribed In the pnpal code should be pun
ished by imprisonment and that the alter
native of fines should be abolished."
BULLOCK GUEST OF PRESIDENT
goalh Dakotau Spends .New Year's
W ith Ilia Old II Dalian
(From a Staff Correspondent)
WASHINGTON. Jan. l.-(8pecial Tele
gTam.) Captain Beth Bullock. I'nlted States
marvhal with headquarters at Deadwood,
S. D., with hla wife, is house guest of
President Roosevelt over New Year's. Cap
tain Bullock Is an old friend and hunting
companion of President Roosevelt and came
to Washington not only aa a guest of the
president, but Incidentally to call et t tie
Department of Justice regarding aome mat
ters relative to the conduct of his office aa
I'nlted States marshal.
At tha White House reception today
Mra. Beth Bullock was In the receiving line
in compacy with the ladles of the cabinet.
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
i a. m &
a. m 19
7 a. m 18
R a. m 17
a m 17
10 a. rn 18
11 a. m 21
12 m V,
1 p. m !i
I p. m IS
3 p. m 37
4 p. m iA
8 p. m 3tt
p. m ia
7 p. m 34
p. m XI
p. m 32
FLYING ONLY FOR EXPERTS
Henry Far man Pro res It May Be Ac.
rompllnhed, hnt He Finds
PARIS, Jan. 1. Henry Farnam. who on
Monday flew a kilometer In a closed circle
ln his flying machine, says he expects the
year 1!W8 to witness great advance In aero
nautics. "Twelve months from now," he said, "we
will have aeroplanes which will fly ten or
twelve miles easily without once touching
the earth. I don't believe, however, that
flying will ever become the sport of the
masses. It will be too difficult for most
people to learn."
VOl fl FOLK gfRPHMK FRILX
Daairhter of . C. Blake of Omnha and
Mitrshnlltorvn Man Married.
M ARSUALLTOWN, la., Jan. 1.-(Spe-clal.)
Slipping away from their homes early
ln the morning. Miss Edna Blake and Mr.
Leon Will, two very well known young
people of this city, eloped to Cedar Rapids
Monday and wero married there In the aft
ernoon. A telegram from them today
brought the news of their marriage and
whereabouts to relatives ln this city. Miss
Blake Is 18 and Is the daughter of S. C.
Blake, an Omaha plumber, and Mrs. Tlllle
B. Blake of this city. Mr. and Mrs. lilake
do not live together. Miss Blake Is an ex
ceedingly handsome and popular young
woman. Mr. Will Is the son of Mrs. W. F.
Will. He Is 24. The young people's rela
tives, when seen today, denied emphatically
that there was any opposition to the young
people getting married. They also said
that they knew the couple had Intended to
marry, but they had no Idea when the wed
ding was to be. The telegram stated that
Will and his bride would go from Cedar
Rapids to Chicago to visit relatives. They
are expected home some time this week.
MICH BULDI.NU LV FAIRRVRY
IVnmber of Business Blocks and Resi
FAIRBURY, Neb., Jan. t ( Special.)
The new buildings erected ln Fairbury dur
ing 1907 cost a total of (174.000. Hie brick
structures cost IsO.SiO, Including the Boone
hotel building, 45,000; the Bonham Na
tional bank building, S16,0G0, and an addi
tion to the Fairbury Iron Works which
cost 1 10,000. New dwellings cost J74.O0O, and
SlS.aoO was expended for additions to dwel
lings built previous to 1907. Barns and
shop cost Ib.aiiO. There are a number of
dwellings In course of erection which are
not. timed la th -lTiat, aa thny are
not completed. Tho basement of the new
Catholic church, ' of which the contract
price la $18,300, is finished and covered over
until spring, when work will commence on
the superstructure. The amount of con
crete sidewalks, crossings and curbing Is
greater than any previous year, and tho
city has recently finished twelve-foot con
crete arches across Eighth and across F
Btreets, and built a reinforced concrete
bridge with sidewalks on tho street lead
ing to the city park.
Gift for Huron College.
Hl'RON, 8. D., Jan. 1. (Special.) Mrs.
Elisabeth Voorhees, In whose honor the
girls' dormitory at Huron Is named, has
presented Dr. Q. H. French, president of
the Institution, $2,000 to be applied on cur
rent expenses. Mrs. Voorhees also prom
ises to present the collfge with $15,000 for
the purpose of defraying some Indebted
ness against Voorhees hall, erected In
honor of her late husband, Ralph Voor
hees, who gave the institution $150,000.
Dr. French returned a few days since from
New York, where he had been In the in
terests of the college, and Is much en
couraged with the prospects of liberal do
nations to Huron college within the next
Hot Springs Business Change.
HOT SPRINGS, 8. I)., Jan. l.-(SpeclaL)
F. B. Smith, who has been In the livery
business here for over twenty years, today
sold out his business to Bert I'ndVrhlll,
who has taken possession. Mr. Smith
came to the Black Hills in 1877 and is
Vice president of the Black Hills Pioneer
association. He says he does not believe
he will actively engage ln business again
anywhere, but will spend the reMt of his
days visiting around with his married chil
dren and other relatives. His removal
from the Springs will seem like the re
moval of an old landmark.
F.lka Barn I'n Rig; Mortgage.
Hl'RON. 8. D.. Jan. 1. (Special. )-An
evening or two since Huron lodge No. 444,
Benevolent Order of Klks, celebrated the
burning of a $;0.ti0 mortgage on Its club
room here with an entertaining program.
L4-s than four years ago the Klks or
ganization ef this city was In debt more
than $10.0(0, the result of building one of
the handsomest club rooms in this part
of the northwest. The order Is now en
tirely out of debt and bus real estate and
other property to the value ef .,( or
more. The membership Is nearly 600.
' Burllnglou Reduces Force,
CRKSTON. la., Jan. I.-iSp cial. One of
the heaviest cuts in Its force of employes
at this point that has ever been made was
announced last evenit g at Burl'ngton head
quarters at this point. Not content with
the recent red .ictl m amors I lie shop men
here, a large number of extra gangs and
bridge crews were struck off the com
pany's pay rolls. Ti e section men ct this
point are also cut down to about half of
their Btrenslh. The greater part of the
men thrown out of work will not be re
quired ak-ain till spring. The recent re
ductions at this point by the Burlington ar.
being keenly felt by the men hcr and a
great deal of hardship will probably result
among them by reason of their enforced
faaaat In shaft aad Killed.
YANKTON, S. D., Jan. 1. (Special Tele
gram ) Early New Yecr'a morning John
Cap, a Bohemian, was caught by a broker
belt at the cedent works and hurled around
the main shaft to instant death. His botv
was terribly mangled and his duthl'it.'
s'rlpped into rthlxin. His body was fnurrt
after the accident hiy'i overhead on a brace
beam of the roof. He was assisting in lay
ing a belt at the time of tha accident. (.,
leavea a mother la the old country and a
brother In Omaha,
BALLOON RACE FROM OMAHA
Charles K. Glidden Proposes to Make
a Try for Distance Record.
HOPES TO GET AS FAR AS BOSTON
Investigation Leads lllm to Conclu
sion That Omnha Is the Beat Place
from Which to Make the Start
on the l.ung Trip.
BOSTON. Mass., Jan. l.-Speclal Tele
gram.) For his great effort to break the
world a balfoon record, both for distance
and speed, by sailing from Omaha to Bos
ton, Charles K. Glidden, the millionaire
world-touring autoist, ordered today the
largest balloon ever built, to be ready for
delivery early In the summer.
Mr. Glidden said today that he had chosen
Omaha as the starting place because It Is
almost on a direct line east and west with
Boston, and he Is enthusiastically certain
that his supreme effort ln the annals of
aerial navigation will bo successfully ac
complished. The trip will be made with the firm reso
lution on the part of the daring navigator
not to make a single stop, and also what
Is most remarkable and without precedent
In aeronautics. It Is proposed that the trip
shall be made without communicating to
establish location, or for any other reason,
with the earth below.
I,eo Btevens has the contract to build the
baloon. It will be R.OOO cubic feet larger
than the big government balloon flnlshel
by Stevens for the War department last
summer. It will be possible to carry with
entire comfort fifteen persons and ample
provisions for the entire trip, although Mr.
Glidden now expects to carry no passengers.
Mr. Stevens will probably go as pilot and
II. H. Clayton of the Blue Hill observatory
will direct the balloon as to air currents.
Mr. Clayton was with Erbsloch In the Ger
man Pommnrn, who won the International
trophy and It is largely due to the observa
tions made by him during that trip that
determined Mr. Glidden to make the sail
from Omaha to Boston.
Hopes to Beat All Records.
"The Pommern," said Mr. Clayton to
night, "by straight line covered a distance
of r,2 miles and actually traveled DC0 miles.
If we succeed In the Omaha-Boston trip
we will travel double that distance and beat
by a wide margin the record made by
DeVeaux ln his 1,300 mile sail from Paris
to a point In Russia."
"If we get as good a balloon and the
gas ln Omaha Is as good as that we got ln
St. Louis, I can sew no reason why we
do not stand an excellent chance of estab
lishing a record and winning the Lamh
cup offered for the longest aerial trip In
The plan Is to make the passage at an
altitude of about two miles. At that dis
tance the areonauta sa ythern Is an almost
Invariable current from west to eust of a
velocity In the winter of about thirty
miles and at the time they will sail abiut
twenty or twenty-five miles. They figure
they will be able to maintain an average
speed of twenty miles for the tntlre voy
age. In the St. Louis trip communication was
made with the earth several times and In
order to accomplish this feat without com
munication, the innovation will be at
tempted of taking latitude and longitude
as la done at sea. At night tha compass
will be used . and during the day It Is
thought the direction may be learnpd with
out the compass.
LESS TROUBLE FOR ASIATICS
Japnn Begins Year With Effort to Get
Right on Inimlajrallon
TOKIO. Jan. 1. The dispach of the mem
orandum on the emigration question by. the
foreign oflice to the American embassy
was the last official act of the Japaneso
government ln the year 1907. This Is con
sidered to be significant of a desire on the
part of the government to commence the
year 190R under better auspices. In fact
this has been admitted by an official of
tho Japaneso government to the Associated
Press. He said:
"We have every reason to believe that
tho details of our administration and
future control of the emigration question
will be satisfactory to the American
"President Roosevelt wanted Japan to
act promptly and our memorandum Is the
result of much careful work and investiga
tion. "While doubtless some changes will be
made before the matter Is llnally disposed
of. we are of the opinion that the last
official act of 1907 will make the dawn of
lftiS brighter in both countries."
RECTOR'S WIFE IS UNDECIDED
Mra. Cooke Will Not Say Whether She
Intends to Prefer
HARTFORD. Conn . Jan. I. Mrs Cooke,
wife of Rev. J. Knode Cooke, who aban
doned his family and has fled with a girl
to S.tn Francisco, where he has been
located, was asked today If she contem
plated making charges against her hus
band. "It Is a very serious matter," she said
"and I could hardly determine what course
to taki without counsel with the members
of my family. It would seem that the
Nassau county fllclals should take the
initiative. My husband's crime Is not
against me. It Is airalnst thp girl, .-igalnat
the church and against God. if Dihtrict
Attorney Coles wants me to prefer charges
perhaps he will communicate with inr,
and then I shall have to consider nhat Is
befit to be done."
ZERO WEATHERJN WISCONSIN
Coldest Weather of Winter Brings
Mercury Down In 'ller of
LACROSSE. Wis', Jan. 1. -Today brought
the coldest weather of tha winter thus far
in the northwest. At Wisconsin and south
ern Minnesota points the first zero weather
of he reason was experienced. At o'clock
the temperature at Lacrosse was xero, at
Duluth 2 below, at Wllllston. N. D., lj he
low und at Winnipeg 10 below.
The Mississippi river was frozen over
today at Lacrosse and other upper river
points. This was the latest date on record
for the river to be closed by Ice.
ROOSEVELT BORN AT EL PASO
One of Triplets Who Come to Mr. aad
Mra. I'. II. llnlter
ln:k, EL PASO. Tex.. J..n. 1 -Triplets, a b iy
ml two gtrls. were born last night to Mr.
and Mrs. H. H. Butterbaugh of this city.
Tha father la a railroad engineer. He will
nam hla son Roosevelt.
EXPLOSION IN STEEL MILL
Two Mea Killed and Thirteen
Injured hy Accident Nesr
riTTPBl'RG. Jan. 1 Two men were
klllixl and thirteen others were seriously
Injured by nn explosion In converter No. 3
of the Ktlgar Thomson plant of the I'nlted
States Steel corporation at North Uraddovk
about seven miles east of hero today.
PAl'I. KI R1SCK. uged 30 years. Brad
dock. STICPHKN DOVIA1I. nged X years. Brad
dock. Six of tle Injured were Americans and the
others Slavs. All were removed to a hos
pital In this city, where It la said their In
juries were not serious. No official state
ment nn the cause of the explosion has been
Issued, but old Converter mill men say the
cause could hardly be other than that some
of the molten metal sifted through the
soapstone lining of the converter and came
In contact with the steel sheathing which
perhaps was damp. When the explosion
occurred the bottom of the converter
dropped out, throwing fifteen tons of
molten metal Into tho pit. where fifteen
men were working with ladles. There was
no explosion when the hot mass of steel
struck the bottom of the pit, but Instead
flames of burning gas were sent up, which
burned the men In the pit. The two men
who were killed had leen working under
tho converter and their bodies were ter
ribly mangled. The force of the explosion
Mew the sheet Iron roof off of the con
verting mill and caused two of the walls
to collapse, besides breaking all of the
windows ln buildings In the vicinity and
partially destroying the engine house and
warehouse near the converting mill.
ON TRIAL FORANCIENT CRIME
Henry Shlpman, After Twenty Yenra
In Aaylnm, Will Be Held
NEW YORK, Jan. 1. In the Tombs,
awaiting trial for murder, Is Henry Ship
man, aged h2, who shot and killed Mrs.
Josephine Mason In this city about twenty
yrars ago. Shipnian was the son, of a
Rochester physician, who died leaving a
fortune, it Is said. Shlpman was adjudged
insane and sent to Matteawan. The case
attracted wide attention at tho time. Ship
man was discharged from Matteawan In
stitution recently and soon he will be
p'accd on trial.
MANITOBA BUYS TELEPHONES
Provincial Government Purrhnaes Bell
System and Will Oper
WINNIPEG, Man., Jan. 1. Announce
ment Is made by the provincial government
that the Hell Telephone system In Mani
toba hud been purchased by the govern
ment. The price paid was $3,300,000. The
government will assume control on Jan
uary 15 and the system will be operated
by a commission.
CEDAR FAL.LS. la., Jan. 1. (Special.)
The marriage last evening In this city of
Miss Sara Grace Israel, the younger daugh
ter of the late Max Israel, and Mr. Samuel
Dreyer of Chicago attracted a number of
guests from Chicago, Aurora, 111., Fort
Wayne, Ind., Iowa Falls and Waterloo.
The officiating minister was Dr. 8. Kein
schreiger of Davenport und the wedding
was one of the most elaborate ever wit
nessed In this city.
Continental Ministers Think Year
Will Re One of Serenity.
BERLIN, Jan. 1. The Ixkal Anzleger
today publishes a series of Interviews with
tho AmbussudoiH in Berlin of tho United
States, Great Britain, Spain, France, Aus
tria, Hungary and Turkey and the minis
ters represented most of the other na
tions of the world, relative to the condition
of international relations at the beginning
of the yer 1308.
Charlemagne Tower, the American am
"It gives me great satisfaction to be ablo
to declare that the long standing good re
lations between the I'nlted States and
Germany have become closer. If possible,
during the last year, as a .result of the
efforts of both governments. The under
standing reached between the American
tariff commission and representatives of
the German government has resulted In an
agreement which will facilitate commerce
and it Is to he hoped that the trade rela
tions of the two nations will expand and
strengthen on the basis of this agreement.
"The exchange of German and American
professors, an outcome of an idea of Em
peror William has had a stimulating effect
In the culture and science and has brought
the learned men and the students of
Germnny and the I'nlted States Into closer
touch. As n result there has grown up a
better mutual understanding of the peculi
arities of each people and the Idea of the
emperoro In which he Inaugurated this
movement thus has been fulfillment.
"The other diplomats whose views are
quoted all entertain the most satisfactory
opinion concerning the outlook for this
KAISKICS t.OOII WII.I. TO TEDDY
w Year's Heerptlon at Berlin At
tended by Diplomats.
BERLIN. Jan. 1. -Emperor William and
the empress received today the New Year
congratulations of the ambassadors ac
credited to Rerlin. In response to the fe
licitations offered by Ambassador Tower
his majesty sent his good wishes for the
New Year to President Roosevelt and the
American people. In the course of his fun-
versatioii the emperor reproached Mr.
I Tower pleasantly for having announced hip
i Intention of n-signlng. lie said he would
! detain Mr. and Mrs. Tower In Germany at
I least until after yachting week at Kiel, the
end of June, and he Invited the ambassador
and his wife to come to Kiel.
Mr. and Mra. Tower gave a reception to
the American colony In Berlin this after-
Several huntlred persons were pres-
t'ualrr BanUa Are Firm.
BROKEN BOW. Neb.. Jaji. l.-(Hpeclal )
The total di posits of the Punter county
banks Is almost H. '.(" und the rash re
serve of thtso banks is more than ivy.ooo
The exact figures show 41 4 per cent of the
total deposits to be held In cash at the
time tlie statements were made. There
are twenty tanks In Custer county, of
wldcli seventeen ate m.t.1 liji.ka und thre.
art tiutlutial I a::ks. The amount of cash
reterve required of state bunks is 15 per
cent of the total d,-osiUi, while the reserve
of tiie national banks muat be iu jar cent
of the total dvpuait.
OMAHA IX BEST YEAR
City Faces Cycle of Greatest Develop
ment, is Popular Belief.
GAINS GREAT IMPETUS FB0M 1907
Business Men Sure It Will Reach 200
000 Population in 1910.
MUCH BUILDING IS NOW GOING ON
Harriman is Expected to Erect Union
DWELLINGS FOR THOUSANDS MORE
Relief In Congestion of Homes for
Worklna Pele Vital Klement
In Reckoning- on Plana
for tha Katnre.
t nle.s Otnahans are rainbow chasers and
have mistaken shadow for substance, the
year of 1W will be the best year for steady
business, Increase of population and growth
of industries in tho history of the city, in
the J'idgment of conservative business men.
Omaha has wagered that Sofl.ooo persons
will be making homes in Omaha In just
two ears from the present dav. An.1
Omaha expects to win. its there Is more
work to do In the city than ever and plans
are mndo for Industries which will give nn
army of workers an opportunity to ninke
moiey In the city and the workers come
wherever work Is needed. More workers
mean more homes nnd some 1,500 more
homes meuns a population of SUO.noO. That'g
Almost icou Individual residences were
built during 1W, which makes room for
1,(X0 more families. Already there Is a
prospect that rents will decline been us
of the large number building new homes,
and unless the houses vacated fill up at
once a slump In rents Is expected.
Diagnosis of the Cnse.
Keeling tho pulse of Omaha on New
Year's day, the case Is diagnosed some
thing like this:
"Money is flowing through the arteries
and veins and the banks have plenty of
more to pump In when needed.
"Real estate for Improvement nnd Invest
ment Is !n such demand that the savings
and loan associations cannot supply money
fast enough to build homes and make Im
provements. "Business outlook with the wholesalers
suggests stationary conditions for about
four weeks, when the spring business will
open ln good shape.
"Grain will begin to pour Into Omaha at
once and continue until trains are actually
blockaded by storms, almost a whole year's
crop being yet In the country.
"Building pluns have never been more
extensive, and when spring opena an aver
age of more than $,W.noo per day will be
spent for building material and labor.
"Prospects are bright for a boat Hue on
the Missouri liver, which will enable
Omaha manufacturers to bring In raw ma
terial by wuter and ship out by the same
route, reducing the cost of transportation
to nnd from the seaboard to about one
seventh of the rail rate."
While 13"7 was a record breaker In many
lines. It is said to be down In history ns
the "Greut Year of Talk." Experts of
trade misjudged the situation, but the
eyes of Omaha business men are open to
the real trend of events scheduled to take
place during the con-lug twelve months.
Army of Trade Kvnngela.
Not Intoxicated with the talk of big pros
perity, an army of Omaha traveling men
leave for their "runs" Thursday and Frl
duy, wtiile a few will not jump Into the
harness until Monday. Rut things will fly
when the "boya" get into the field. Many
of the wholesale houses have given dinners
and held meetings to talk the general situa
tion over with their men. When the con
sensus of opinion was taken, almost every
traveling man 111 Omnha voted "Things ara
bully." Many promlned to get more orders
than a yeur ago. Just to "show up ths
calamity howlers," and no such a well
trained army eVer entered the Held aa will
embark from Omnha during the next few
days to keep the promises they have made
to the houses they represent.
Now that tho holidays are over and tha
banking situation Is In normal condition, the
club of fifty business men, organized In
October for tho promotion and encourage
ment of Industries, Is expectpd to do some
definite work to secure cereal mills, which
they declare are as much needed to go
hand In hand with the gram market as
the packing houses were needed to Join
with the live stock market and make the
most of the resources of the surrounding
Factory Town of the West.
Figures for the year of i:i7 proved tha
possibility of Omaha becoming the factory
town of the west. With coul already com
ing to the city at a low rHte, tho promised
steamboat lines will make fuel even
rheaper. while the loup river power pro
ject, should It materialize, will furnish
power to hundreds of factories.
Far years It has been said, "Omaha sella
everything to the territory surrounding It,"
but during KM business men declare It will
be said, "Omaha makes everything and
buys everv kind of raw material produced
in the territory "
Hope exists that the Cnlon Pacific Rail
road company will erect the new headquar
ters building during the year. The build
ing will cost utmost II, ",(. Just how Mr.
llarrlman feels about the financial situa
tion Is recorded In an euatern magazine,
which quotes the railioud magnate aa fol
lows: "This l: going to have some effect
on grncrui bun Incus during the early part
of 1!hK, but I am not at all worried about
the outlook. As a result of the panic aome
shrinkage has taken place, but no more
than will do good. It will make It possi
ble to secure cheaper bibor and cheaper
money, for there will be less demand for
Hanker Looks for Building;.
"Mr. Harriman is very likely to take ad
vuntag" of the situation ami erect the of
fice building during the coming year," said
an Omaha banker. "I believe he la right
and there la rciiuni to believe steady Im
provement of railroad properties will go
ahead when splng opens."
Rut plans have been made for some tJ.bOO,.
() of new buildings without mentioning the
Colon Pacific building. Many of them have
been started. Home of the larger ones are:
George H. I e
Incubator factory, six stories, 30x132. .1100,000
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Northwestern Freight Depot
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