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lost of Population Shown by the
Fijnres Just Out.
Judge Will Addreii National Repub
lican League September 22.
Land Bou7ht with Mrs. Carter's
Money Accepted by the City.
Emigration More Than Offseti Thii
Great Advantage.
Railroads to Make Rate of One and
Half Fare.
Mayor, ir. Behalf of Omaha, Receives
This Splendid Gift.
Many Out of Work and Coming of
Winter is Dreaded.
Measured Ilia I.oaf and Heat Hla Wife
When She Cat a Slice la Or
der to Apnea Her
Ha user.
DUBLIN. Sept. 12. (Special.) Statistics
are usually dry reading, but there la a
wrrtd of irterest In the report of the
registrar general for Ireland covering 1907,
which has Just been Issued. No stronger
Indictment of the nilsgovernmerlt of Ire
land could be drawn than Is contained In
some of the figures In this report.
For Instance. Uthough the birth rate In
Ireland Is nearly the highest In tlie world,
there has been an actual decrease In the
population. There was a natural Increase
of 20.000 In the population last year that
Is, a surplus of births over deaths hut
39,(182 young men and women emigrated
and converted the Increase Into a decrease
of 14X4. There was an actual Increase In
the emigration figures last year, tha num
ber being 35,344 In 1906, and the average
number for the last ten years being 37,801.
What this means to the country may, per
haps, be realised better when It Is stated
that each emigrant represented an esti
mated capital lone to the country of $1,600.
According to this estimate, therefore, Ire
land lost $. 000,000 last year by emigration.
Home of the false economists are point
ing to the fact that while the population
of tho country has decreased, its flocks
and herds have Increased, and they argue
from this that its wealth Is Increasing
John Mitchell remarked that "bullocks do
not wear breeches," and every emigrant
lost to the country represents a loss of
purchasing power. Even if the emigrant
had been In the workhouse. H5 a year
w ( uld have been spent on his food and
clothing, and at this very moderate esti
mate, Ireland has lost trade worth l.tN).oo
by last year's emigration.
Asia ( tha Bride.
There Is also an clement of comedy In
the registrar general's report. Ha de
clares that It Is almost Impossible In Ira
land to compile any accurate figures of the
age at which people marry, because Irish
brides and bridegroom are too shy to tell
their exact age. They content themselves
with complying with the legal requirements
to state whether they aro minors or of
full age, and In 1907 only one-seventh of
the total number of persons married told
their exact age. It has been suggested that
oria reason for this is the fact thut'the
age of marriage Is increasing In Ireland,
and (hat In many cases the contracting
parties hop to conceal from each, other
hew old they really are.
Where They Mva Loag.
WHIP on the subject of age It may be
Interesting to mentlou that there Is no
country in the world where people live so
long as In Ireland. Out of the total number
of deaths In 1907 there were 700 people who
were 95 ytars old or more and 145 who
were 100 yenrs old or more. It Is a notable
fact, too, that a large proportion of the
centenarians died Irj the workhouse, and
that many of them had been Inmates for
half a century or more. The deduction
from this fact Is that the quiet life, regu
lar hours, plain food and freedom from
worry of the workhouses are conducive to
Hard Times Ahead.
The conditions as to employment are very
bud all over Ireland and very hard times
are looked for during the comlnat winter.
The unemployment Is more acuta in the
Industrial towns of the north than else
where and the authorities of Belfast have
Just f.tlled In a i attempt to find work for
a considerable number of their unem
ployed. They organised a great "hiring
fair" In the center of the city and In-,
vited all the farmers from the neighbor
ing counties to coma to Belfast, promising
them plenty of cheap labor. The labor! there, but the farmers were not, at
least la any appreciable numbers. The few
who diu oome were mobbed by men seeking
work and many of them whipped up their
horses and fled In terror from the mob,
which became threatening In Its disappoint
ment. Qaeer Kick f Blgetry.
An extraordinary order has been Issued
by the National Education Commissioners
withdrawing from the list of books that
may be used by the national schools,
.Messrs. Brown and Nolan's "Advanced Na
tional Header." The book has been lr gen
eral use for several years throughout the
schools of Ireland and no reason Is as
signed for Its withdrawal. I have learned,
however, that some time ago the Imperial
Protest.tnt Federation, a body whose chief
aim Is to perpetuate the religious differ
ences which huve been happily dying out
In lrelar-d, complained of the book be
cause It contained extracts from poems
by Mangati and D. H. McCarthy, and from
historical works by the archbishop of
Tuam. dealing with the wars of O'Neill
and O'lHmnell against Queen Kllsabeth.
The Protestant Federation declared that
these extracts Instilled Into the youth of
Ireland "senslments of disloyalty and re
bellion against British rule in Ireland," and
It induced some of the few "carrion crows"
from l ister to ask questions about It In
Parliament. Nothing was done at the time. I
however, and the withdrawal of the book
has come as an entire surprise when Par
liament Is not sitting and no effective pro.
test can be made by the Irish members,
thaaanloa Meaa Maa.
The champion mean man has been dis
covered In Belfast. He la Thomas Bpence,
a foreman In a shipyard, earning com
fortable Income, and a few day ago he
was summoned by his wife for asaultlng
'her. His wife stated that be bad never
allowed her more than S rer.U a week for
her food. Ha bought his own food and
cooked It himself. He kept hit sugar la a
covered bowl and every day he placed a
live fly under the cover In order that bt
might know; by the fly's escape If his wife
lifted the cover during his absence and
helped herself to hla sugar. He also
measured his loaf wltb a rule before leav
ing home, and on his return every day,
te see If his wife had taken a slice. The
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VICINITY-Falr Sunday; not much change
In temperature.
fair Sunday; not much change In temper
ature. Temperature at Omaha yesterday:
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W. R. Hearst declares Mr. Bryan came
to him In New York and proposed to sup
port him for president 'in four years In
return for his suport during tho present
campaign. Mr. Bryan says It Is false.
X, race 1
Secretary Straus calls upon Judge Taft
at Cincinnati. He says the candidate at
the cabinet meetings has always taken a
stand friendly to the Interests of labor.
x. xr
Republicans of South Dakota are active
In their organisation and are prepared for
a strong fight. X, Page 1
Tom Taggart has been made head of the
bureau of traveling men by National Com
mitteeman Mack. X, Page 1
Revelations In connection with the busi
ness of the A. Booth Packing company
show that statements for three years
have been falsified by someone Intimately
connected wl .h the firm's business and
banks who hold short-time notes will lose
heavily. X, Page 8
The largest body of troops ever on the
march since the civil war Is proceeding
through Kansas. X, Page 1
Traffic officials are In session In bt.
Louis to consider the reports of various
committees. X, Fags 1
Aeronaut Orvllle Wright has changed
hla aeroplane to permit of higher speed
from his motor. X, Fag's 1
Hurricane sweeps Bahama Islands after
devastating Turks' Islund. X, Paje 1
Cholera In St. Petersburg assumes pro
portions of an epidemic. X, Page 1
German dirigible balloon makes a flight
of 200 miles and is tn the air for thirteen
hours. I, page a
Archbishop of Westminster decides not'
to carry the host in the procession at
London today. 1, Page 1
American gallon are given another royal
welcome at Albany In West Australia.
x, rare a
Commercial club donates land for site
for a 2.000-barrel mill to be erected by
Oklahoma parties. IX, rage 8
Third killing within two weeks results
from what man who does the shooting
alleges was an attempt at holdup.
X. Fags 4
Republican candidates for county attor
ney and coroner, who lose by small mar
gin on the face of the returns, Indicate
they will demand a recount. X, Page 4
War department consents to parade of
regular soldiers at the Ak-Sar-Ben festi
val. X, Page 8
Port. Arrived. ealltel.
NEW YORK K. A. Victoria. ...
NEW YORK Hamburj
L1VKRPOOL, sylvania
8l"r HAMPTON lMuucblaad,
LONDON Lata tilcbisao,
HAVRE Plorlda
One of the Knalnes Is Throwa
from Viaduct to the
MITCHELL, 8. D., Sept. 12.-(Spelal
Telegram. A bad wreck occurred on the
Milwaukee railroad half a mile east of
here this afternoon at I o'clock, when a
double-header freight train was approach
ing the city from the south. A switch
ei gine was starting cn the main line and
had crossed a viaduct over a street. Tho
snitch engineer saw the approaching
freight some distance away and whistled
for them to top, and it appeared, as if the
fieiaht engineer had his trsln under con
trol, as the trsln slackened speed a littlo.
but on approaching the switch engine the
freight engines seemed to gather more
speed from IvMng pushed by twenty-one
cars of coal behind. The switch engine
commenced to back up and the double
header bcre down upon It Just as It was
cn the viaduct.
The switch engine wss lifted in the air
and then fell to the street fifteen fet be
low. The forward engine of the freight
was knuckvt off the rails. The three ensi
reers and the three firemen, seeing the
collision could not b averted, Jumped and
saved their lives. Three cars of coal were
thrown frnir. the track.
A peculiar circumstance of the collision
was that the htad engine of the freight
and the switch engine were in a wieck
vlthin 100 feet of the m sp. t a year
ago, when two men were killed. Julius
Plark. the switch engineer, was In the
same wreck. This Is the third wreck that
has occurred In the same place within four
years. It is a point where the road from
the south enter the city on a curve.
Lakaate Over tight Iaraltes oa Otta.
Ia aae Fatalities May
CHICAGO. Sep. 1? Four women and a
man, employee of the Wahl Adding Ma
chine company, were pcaslbly fatally In
jured today by an explosion of Illuminating
gas In a wall safe In the plant of the com
pany. 40 Ohio street.
' The explosion occurred when the vault
waa opened and an attempt made to light
the gas Jet. The third and fourth floors
of the building were wrecked and for a
time It was believed that the Injured per
sons had been killed. A number of other
employee were allghtly Injured
Preliminary Work of Outlining Can
didate'! Western Itinerary.
Chairman and Head of Speakers'
Bureau to Confer with Members
of Kxecattve Committee
in Chicago.
NEW YORK, Sept. 12.-The itinerary for
the first speaking trip to be made by Judge
Taft was the subject of a long conference
today between Chairman Frank 'H. Hltc.i
cock of the republican national commit
tee and Arthur I. Vorys, Mr. Taft's per
sonal manager In Ohio. No definite ar
rangements were made except as the plans
relate to Mr. Taft's participation In the
biennial convention of the National
League of Repunblican clubs In Cine n
r,atl on September 22. At that time the re
publican candidate for president will speak
from the same platform with Senator For
aker of Ohio. John Hays Hammond, a
member of the advisory committee of the
national committee, who Is In direct charge
of the organization of republican cluta,
took part in today's conference.
All of the trunk lines running Into Cin
cinnati have granted a one-and-a-half rate
for the round trip on account of the con
vention. It Is expected that a special train
from New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsyl
vania, and that the western states w.ll ba
well represented. The address to be made
by Mr. Taft will be his first big political
speech since the opening of the cam
paign, Mr. Vorys submitted to Mr. Hitchcock
the views held by Taft as to the places he
desired to speak during the first week of
his political trip. In view of the fact that
it has been decided that the candidate shall
first visit middle west states, no schedule
could be arranged until Mr. Hitchcock had
consulted Senator Dixon, director of tha
speakers' bureeu In the west, on Monday
In Chicago and then Senator Dixon will
make up an itinerary which he will take
to Cincinnati to submit to Mr. Taft for hU
approval. It is possible also that Chair
man Hitchcock will go to Cincinnati at the
same time.
All members of the executive committee
for middle west states will meet Mr. Hitch
cock when he arrives In Chicago Monday.
All of them have made requests that Mr.
Taft deliver political addresses In their
states and the demands will receive con
sideration. Chairman Hitchcock will leave
New York for Chicago tomorrow .
Secretary Strans Telle of Hie Attitod
In Cabinet.
CINCINNATI. O..' Sept. 12. -The position
of the present administration and Judge
Taft, on the labor Question Is to be made
the special subject of consideration in the
campaign by Oscar 8. Straus, secretary of
the Department of Commerce and Labor,
who, with T. V. Powderly of the Infor
mation bureeu of that department, called
on the candidate today.
"I am going to make as many speeches
and do as much work In the campaign as ,
my official duties will permit," said Secre
tary Straus, after his conference with Mr.
Taft. "I will speak In New York and Chi
cago at least, and undoubtedly in other
"As the head of the Department of Com
merce and Labor, I am decidedly interested
In the welfare of labor, and I regard tho 1
Bryan fallacies more dangerous to labor
than to any other element In the campaign, i
. , " . . .. ,j . .
his bank deposit scheme would so cripplo
Industry as to reduce the wage paying fund I
even more than his previous fallacy to 16
t .
"I do not think that even Pryan himself j
would claim that President Roosevelt was i
Inimical to labor and I know from my own j
connection as a members of his cabinet. !
and I say this without disclosing any of the
privacies of the cabinet room, that when
ever the labor question came up, either
In or out of that room. Mr. Taft's position
has universally been for the best Interests
of the laboring man."
Mr. Powderly said he was here to estab
lish a receiving bureau for the inquiries
his bureau had sent out to the farmers,
particularly of the south, asking their
needs wtth respect to farm labor. The
rural carriers, he said, had already carried
to the farmers of the country l.MO.OOO of
postal cards, making the Inquiry as to the
character and quantity of farm help needed,
to be used In giving advice to arriving
foreigners. Cincinnati has been selected,
he said, as the receiving point of the
answers because of its geographical lo
cation. Judge Taft was todav invited to address ,
while in Chicago the Douglass Neighbor- i
hood improvement club, made up of men
representing different churches. Political,
parties and business Interests. The invita
tion was extended by Rlshop J. C. Hartxell
of the Methodist Episcopal church, who j
came here from Chicago for that purpose.
spesk on civic reform In a number of the
larger cities and the candidate expressed
his willingness so to do If the arrangements
caa be made to fit in with the speaking en-
agementa the national committee Is mak-
ing for him.
Preparing for Vnaaaally AetlTeaCaaa
palca la Soath Dakota.
HURON. 8. D.. Sept lt-(Speclal.)-At a
meeting of the republican clubs here Thurs
day, the attendance was greater then ex
pected and the gathering waa one of com
plete harmony and much enthusiasm. It Is
very evident that the campaign will be an
exceptionally active one and those in
charge will give their best efforts to mak
ing It one of the moat aggresslvs cam
paigns cn the part of republicans In the
history of the state. There was much dis
cussion relative to the political situation
n the state, but nothing In the least dis
couraging to republicans was In evidence.
These officers were chosen for the ensuing
J. D. Reeves. Croton, president; James
Stenley. leed. flret vice president; George
R. Duuthett, Sioux Falls, sacond vice presi
dent; A. ( Ueel. Alcealer, third vice preal-
(Continued oa Third Page.)
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Philadelphia Press.
Infernal Machine Sent to New Jer
sey's Executive.
Package Carrie Incalflclrut Pontage
and Was Mailed la Philadelphia
After Fort's, Atlantic
Cltr Order.
6EA GIKT, N. J., Sept. 12. An uttempt
to assassinate Governor Fot of New Jer
sey has been thwarted by the watchfulness
of postofflce employes, who discovered in
the malls an Infernal machine addreesed
to the sovernor. The De.ckuae was a
cleverly-contrived combination of powder,
bullets and matches, which had been so
arranged that, had the governor opened It
In the ordinary wny, there is little doubt
it would have killed him.
That the deuth-dealing packago was In
tercepted before It had reached its des
tination was due to the vigilance of the
postal officials, who have scanned the gov
ernor's mail with unusual care since the
executive's recent rrusnde against viola-
I lion of the law at Atlantlo City. The at
I '
tltude tnkfn by the governor when he di-
, ' ."-.
laws tke great selde resort be strictly
enrorceo, and even tnreatenea to order out
the militia If necessary to that end,
aroused grout resentment In some quarters.
It was to guard the governor as much as
possible from uny annoyance arising from
that affair thnt the unusual natch was
put on his mull.
Postdate Doe on Package.
Several nays ago when a package of
somewhat unusual shape was found to
bear insufficient postage it was taken by
a clerk to one of the po-tal Inspectors.
The Inspector became more impressed by
the shape and condition of the package
than ty the shortage of stamps and ut
, once wrote the governor informing him
that a package of suspicious appearance
addressed to him was being held at the of
fice. The int)"ctor asked for permission
to open it without forwarding It to Its des
tination. The permission was given at
Exercising the greatest care the Inspector
and his assistants removed thn wrnnolnirM
frpm thf p,.kae to flnJ thnt thHr worM
fear W(,r t,onflrme(j. u wa u r(1.;,
f.rna, niaeMnii cl.u,Uli but so t.Pvl.rlv tiln.
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mendous damaKe. It contained a quantity
of powdei and bullets, wilii matches so
arranged that a hurried opening of the
package would have set off the powJer
or,. t.nrU1 . t, A Y..,Mn,u In UT1
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Meaejiue la I'ucVaue.
! That the si nJ r of the machine had a
:grlm sense of humor became apparent
, from an examination of the contents of
t lie package. On a bit of paprr he had
written a message to the governor which
"Please notify us promptly of any change
in your postofflce address." Another read:
"You will know me better after we are ac
quainted." Another line by which It is believed the
sender sought to give the Impression that
the machine was sent by a foe of the con
stitutional government Instead of a personal
enemy of the governor reads:
"And the gun against this rotten govern
ment." Governor Fort said today that he did not
care to discuss the matter In any way. "It
speaks for Itself." waa the only commrnt
he would make when questioned about his
narrow escape.
Postal Clerks Detect It.
PHILADELPHIA. Sept. 12.-The postal
Inspectors In this city admit that they are
Investigating the mailing of an infernal
machine In this city to Governor Fort of
(Continued on Second Pa
After Devastating; Turk Island Storm
Comes la Morthvreat Di
rect ion .
WASHINGTON. Sept. U-The weather
bureau today announced that the West
Indies hurricane which wrought great dam
age jit Turks island Is central today over
the eastern Bahama islands and that the
conditions there and off the South Atlantic
coast are such as to indicate danger to
vessels In that section during' the' next two
days. The storm continues to move In a
northwesterly direction.
GRAND Tl'RK, Turks Island, 6. B. W
I., Sept. 11. A hurricane of great fury
swept over Turk's Isjand last night and
this morning, and at daybreak today tho
town of Grand Turk was devested. A
number of lives have been lost, but Just
how many cannot yet be said. Grave
anxiety Is felt for the safety of Dr. T. R.
Robertson, district commissioner of Calcos,
who was making a tour of the Islands
when the storm broke.
The hurricane reached here at o'clock
last night, the wind blowing from the
nortli northeast. At 4 o'clock this morning
the wind had reached a velocity of nearly
one hundred miles an hour and was blow
ing from the northeast.
Much damage has been done to property
here and the streets of Grand Turk are a
mass of wreckage. Trees have been up
rooted, portions of buildings blown away
and many houses have been partially
The Haltlen sloop Telegraph, which had
taken shelter at Hawk's Nest, foundered
with ail hands. The schooner Dan Leon,
belonging to the Kast Caico's Fibre com
pany, broke away from Its anchorage and
has not been seen since. All the salt light
ers which were moored yesterday at the
riding ground and the Hawk's Nest are
Found In Critical Condition In Pitts,
bars;. ear Fashionable Dis
trict of City.
PITTSBURG. Pa.. Sept 12. Andrew
Kloman III, aged U years, a grandson of
Andrew Kloman, a partner of Andrew
Carnegie in the pioneer Iron and steel busl
nckii. as found shot through the head and
shoulder on the (Irani boulevard, near i
Center avenue, early today. The young
man was hurried to a hospital in a critical
condition and niemliers of his family were
summoned to his br-dside.
Relatives of young Kloman. who Is em
ployed nt the Carnegie Steel company, con
tend thnt he was the victim of a high
wayman Rnd declare a sum of money, his
watch and several papers are missing from
1:1s jKirketi.
The police are puzzled over the myster
ious shootinr and are not ready to accept
the theory that Kloman was held up, lob
bed arid shot.
The plate where Kloman was found bor
ders cn a fashionable residential section of
the city and the nffalr has caused con
Bide rahle excitement.
Later a revolver was found neir th'
place Kloman was shot. A brother. Charles
Kloman, identified the weapon si one hi
had purchaser! nKut ten ye-ars ago. Con
siderable mystery still surrounds the case,
however, as the young man's pockets were
American Sailors " elradrd F.very
Coorteay at West Aus
tralian Port.
ALBANY, West Australia. Sept. 12-The
presence here of the American fh-et of bat
tleships has brought enthusiastic crowds
from all parts of the state. Rear Admiral
Sperry landed today and called upon the
governor, and the people In the streets
gave him a splendid ovation.
Limited numbers of llhertymen are com
ing ashore from the ships each day. The
local authorities are providing for free
meals for them.
Figures Which Furnish an Answer to
Objectors to the Law.
State Organisation Called for Mneola
on September Twenty-Nine Stock
Tarda Files Brief la Switch.
Ing Caae.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Sept. 12 (Special.) At the re
quest of several Interested parties Secretary
Scliavland today made a comparison of the
terminal tax in several towns In 1907 and
for the present year under the provisions
of the new law. The figures will be of
special Interest to the people of Buffalo
county, one of whose representatives, Tom
llamer, predicted the enactment of the law
would reduce the valuation of railroad
property In his county and the money would
go to Omaha. Kearney, the city In which
the representative lives, last year received
a total of JHW.179 railroad property to be
taxed for city purposes. Under the new
law Kearney will receive S1S7.5I2. Buffalo
county received last year 1394,377 and this
year 1318.314. The comparisons given below
are of assessed values of one-fifth of the
actual value:
Buffalo County lr7. 1S08.
Miller 5 MS2 t 7.US3
Amherst 4.274 4.0i6
Pleasanton 4. SIC 6,311
Bhelton 23.015
Gibbon 46.716 40.r!u
Kearney lC.j,!7S 167,622
Elm Creek 33.10) 31.023
Ravenna 8.R10 2tMlT
Diiwson County
Lincoln County
Bradv Island
North Platte
I 4.400
. ,97ft
. 54.3D5
. 27.735
. 2.iW)
. 48.Wio
S t.m
.1169.0.11 1. 58
.1 22. 3W
. 3u.42
. 21.715
S 13.041
S 67.078
I 6.192
Totals t 7K.&67
Keith County
Ogallalla t C.575
Deuel County
Chappell I 5,03)
Cheyenne County
L"dr Pole I 2.02:
Sidney (Two R. R.J 12.M5
Brleigepeirt b.5(5
t 27,156
9.. -SI
Scott's Bluff County
Scott's Bluff
.1 61,'J50 f 91,170
.1 10,(06
. . 17,Siii
t t S 9
16. Wl
Morrill 9.'J
Totals I 62.0S5 I 4i,7t3
Republican Committee Called.
State Chairman Kelfer Uc.i called a
meeting of the republican state commit
tee for September 29 for the purpoae of
electing a chulrman and see'retary.
Brief In Switching Caae.
In the recent hearing on the application
of the stock yaid.i to Increase rates, fiTed
with the Railway commluion, Frank
Ramaon. attorney for the stock yurdx,
asked K. C. Spens, freight agent of the
Burlington, if 60 cents was a Just chirg
for switching a car. ripens replied that
he did not feel competent to answer. In
hU brief filed today with the commission
Ransom had the following to say of the
Burlington agent:
What kind of a position la this for the
Burlington Railroad company to (axe? By
this declaration it Is here objecting to
the Increase of the rate which In apeclal
agent in charge of a special department
of rates declares that he Is wholly
Ignorant upon the question of this par
ticular rate. This man In charge of tola
particular department declaim under oath
that he does not feel himself competent
to say whether the live atock switching
rate of 60 cents per car-at houth Omaha
t reasonable or unreasonable. This man
Is the only one I nine employ of the Bur-
(Continued on Second Page.,'
E. J. Cornish Presides and Makes the
Explanatory Statement.
rroreedlna of Yesterday Kxpected to
Foreatall In.lnnotlona to Prevent
the Arqulaltlon of the
On behalf of the city of Omaha I
hereby take possession of this tract of
land and the body of water contained
therein and declare it to be a public purli
to be known forever us Levi Cartor
In this manner did Mayor James C. Dahl
man yesterday afternoon declare what hue
heretofore been the "proposed" Levi Car
ter park on the shore of Cut-off lake tin
established reality, forestalling any In
junctions that might be sought to re
strain the city from taking pessesslon and
publicly thanking Mrs. Sallna C. Caller
for her munificent gift of 150, 00U with
which to buy the land for a park as a
memorial to her husband and to perpetu
ate hla name.
The ceremonies took place on the west
shore of the lake In front of the "Big 5"
cottage, where nearly three years sg
was held the first meeting looking for
ward to the acquisition of the pioperty
and making of It a public park for the
city. The shore In front of the cottage
was crowded with people and much In
terest waa taken in the exercises, which
occupied nearly three hours' time. The
ceremonies began at 4 o'clock.
K. J. Cornish, member of the board, who
from the start has been at the forefront
of the movement, was chairman, and In
his opening remarks staled briefly the
cause for the meeting; that of declaring
the property to be that of the city and
letting it be known that warrants for
tho purchase of the land not yet deeded
over are ready for the holders of tha
property. He Introduced Mayor Dahlutaii
as the first speaker, the mayor luaktiia
but a short talk.
Sxiecch of the Mayor,
Mayor Dahlnian suld:
"It Is certainly a pleasure, as mayor of a
great city, to be here on an occasion of
this kind. I am glad that it lias be. n
made possible lor the city of Omaha to
gain possession of this great body of land
and water by reason of the noble gift of a
noblt) woman, Mrs. Salina C. Carter, who
gave the money so that the city of Omaha
might add to its park system the greatest
addition to any park.
"We are here today to I hank tills liohlo
woman for this great gift, and I am sure
that the city as a whole and each man,
woman and child in Omaha, Joins with ua
in expressing our appreciation to her. I
further hope that the Great Maker above
will save her to see this park a park In
"I alto wish to thank Judge Cornish,
who has spent his time, who has worked
night and day. In order to build up this,
the greatest park system In any western
city. I say so In his presence because I
believe In saying things about people while
they are alive, rather than after they are
dead. I ikn want to thank the other
members of the Park board and of the
Board of Appraisers who gave their tlm
freely and honestly that this might be
brought about.
"We stand here today to thank Mrs.
Carter, the Board of Park Commissioners
and all the good people of Omaha for this
park, and I hne that in the near future
this will be a place to which our own
people can point with pride and of which,
strangers will say that It Is the greatest
park and the finest body of water to b
found In the west."
Berrynian Makes Address.
Following the mayor, Chairman Cornish
called upon Ed. P. Berryman, president of
the Board of Park Commissioners, who
delivered tho following udilress:
"While I have been a resident of the
state for thirty-four years, It was not until
almost twenty years ago it became ex
pedient for me to cast my lot with the
then, and now, thriving residents of this
city. Among the then existing firms waa
one known as Cne & Carter and it wss my
rare good fortune early in my residence
here to form the acquaintance of tha
Junior member of the firm, Mr. Tsvt
Carter, in memory of whom we are today
dedicating this park. He was a frequent
visitor at our business office and it waa
always a strife among the boys, on ac
count of his universal geniality, as to
who should take his order.
"Should any of the hoys le absent from
his desk thla would be Immediately noticed
by Mr. Carter and inquiry made as to
why this was the case, and when on on
occasion we offered the Information that
Harry had gone to the . hospital to have
hU eyea operated upon, one of the first
visitors permitted to see the young mam
was Mr. Carter.
Interest la lonng Friends.
"I simply mention this Instance as show,
ing the personal Interest this gentleman
was always taking in his young friends.
With this knowledge of Mr. Carter Is It
any wonder that this great humanitarian
In hla numerous trljs to and from the
greatest lead works In the world should
cast his eyes longingly over ids beautiful
expanre of water and wlxli that 11 might
become a part of our park system for Cie
benefit uf the youth as Well as the aged
of our city? 'Ilia I it was not made so In
his life can only be attributed to the act
cf tie Great !Ua;er, when ttill many yeaia
of uselul Hie bci-iuc.l to be his. '11, fact
la worthy of note, that his closing years
were ministered to by thla generous
hearted wife who still survives him and
tlirouah whose munificent gift we are per
mitted today to hold this rattier Informal
"Wu ofier due apologies to our kind ben-
e fait re s. who Is making a Kuropeun tour
at this lime, for taking advantage of her
absence to even make this an informal
affair. It Is well known to us that her
extreme kiiidllnesa and mode-aty has been
such I) at It WouU have been preferable
thut even the donor should not have b eo
known. Let ine say at this time, thai nut
a member of the present Park board or
uny of its past membership are in any
way rcvponalble for this gift; It comas to
us all unsolicited, Ub Uaa Ufa moilvea