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VOL. XXXIX-NO. 31.
OMAHA, THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 22, 1909-TWENTY PACKS.
KINC.LE COPY TWO CENTS
' UP INTHE AIR
President Taft ii Told of Difficulties
't Which Beset Hi Plan of
IS LEFT TO THE CONFEREES
They Are to Secure the Best Results
MUCH TROUBLE IN EACH HOUSE
' Free Raw Material" is Sticking
Point with Solons.
DINNER AT THE WHITE HOUSE
Mrnbrra of Conference Committee
and Other Prominent Statesmen
DlieiH Situation with
WASHINGTON. July 21. The Jfthtte
House dinner and conference, at which
tariff conferees and the president's closest
advisers were brougbt together tonight in
the effort to settle differences regarding
the tariff bill, ended at 11:30, with the dis
putes over raw materials no nearer adjust
ment than they were before the dinner
invitations were received.
Only one question was determined beyond
aDDeal and that was that the conferees
will have to settle their own differences.
Pains were taken, however, to convey the
Impression that this decision Is not indica
tive of any absence of appreciation of the
president's efforts. It merely confirmed
what the "elder statesmen" had asserted
from the first that tariff-making Is trad
ing and the shrewdest dealer and the
strongest section is bound to get the best
of the argument.
That this truism Is responsible for the
Insurgent movements In the house and
senate, and party revolts in middle western
states, does not alter the situation.
Dill lp In the Air.
Briefly staled, the representatives of the
house and senate practically admitted that
they were unable to forecast the outcome.
Senator Aldrich spoke for the senate and
Speaker Cannon and Representative
Dwlght, republican whip, for the house.
Mr. Dwlght spoke of the insurgent move
ment organized by the "anti-free raw ma
terial" faction in the house, but he was
not ready to estimate the strength of the
Representative Payne expressed the
opinion that a conference report carrying
frws Iron ore, coal, hides and oil could
be adopted In the house, but, he said, he
had not canvassed the situation.
Sens tor Aldrich was very positive In the
opinion that such a report would fall In
the senate, but he thought there could
be reductions made In the senate rates,
with perhaps Iron ore and oil transferred
to the free list without endangering Us
Trraldent Doesn't Press Point.
Apparently the president realised that
the time had not arrived to call for a de
cision on the subject of raw materials.
It Is stated that he did not press the
representatives of either house or senate
for more definite statements of the sltua
tlon in their respective branches of the
The customs court and the corporation
tax amendments were discussed at length.
Most of those present agreed with Presi
dent Taft that the customs court should
be situated in Washington, since it Is to
be a court of appeals, whose decisions will
be final. Senator Hale dissented from this
opinion on the ground that a large ma
Jorlty of the cases originate In New York
and the evidence Is more readily avail
able In that city. Attorney General Wlck-
eraham and Secretary Root, who drew the
amendment, favored New York as head
quarters for the court.
To Canvass Both Honaes.
The discussion of the corporation tax
dealt with the revenue it will produce and
the general effect of the tax from a po
litical point of view. Some of the conferees
said, after the dinner, that no conference
report 'would be signed until both houses
had been canvassed to the probability of
Its being accepted. No one can say how
much this will delay adjournment of the
The dinner was served on the western
torrnce, or roof of the low-lying structure
which connects the White House proper
with the executive offices.
The long dining table was set in a mini
ature grove of bay freer, with great boxes
of geraniums and other growing plants
surmounting the sidewalks which extend
two or three feet above the level of the
roof and make a garoVn enclosure of the
The president and his guests mule nine
n at the table.
Only Heunhllrana There.
In announcing his Invitation to the con
feree to dinner the president followed
the custom at the cripltol of including
vlthln that term only the republican mem
bers of the conference committee All of
these were present tonight with the ex
ceptlon of Senator Cullom of Illinois, who
Is detained at Atlantic City by the serious
illness of his wife. From the senate came
Messrs. Aldrich, Hale, Burrows and Pen
rose. From the house were Messrs. Payne,
Palzell. McCall. Boutell. Calderhead and
To meet the conferee the president In
vited Vice President Sherman, Secretary
f the Treasury MacVeagh, Attorney Gen
nal Wlckersham, Speaker Cannon, Sena
tor Crane, Senator Root and Representative
Dwlght of New York, republican "whip"
of the house.
These are the men wltu whom the presi
dent has consulted most freely on the sub
Is Jbf the tariff and it was felt that If
Mous aatlsfac-try working arrangment
rould not be made as a result of tonight's
meeting, hope of an early solution of the
tariff tangle would be remote.
The real discussion of tariff matters did
not begin until after dinner was disposed
of. It was said to havs been' one of the
moat carefull jr prepared banquets ever
served from the famous old White House
kitchens, and It was do fault of the
president, his steward or his old Virginia
darkey" cook If the men of the tariff
lommlsslon were not in an amiable mood
a hen the meal w as done.
It waa well along toward I o'clock when
the dinner began. The White Houxe
iCoUuu4 ea gaoeaA faiM
Means All He
Says on Tariff
Senator Brown of Nebraska Gives
Hopeful Interview After Lony
Talk with Executive.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. July 21. (Special Tele
gramsFor an hour or more last night
President Taft and Senator Brown were
In conference over several phrases of the
tariff, with particular reference to the cor
poration tax amendment and the duration
of Its operation. President Taft picked up
Senator Brown for an automobile ride.
later returning to the White House for
a heart-to-heart talk over the tariff situa
tion. Senator Penrose has been persistent In
his objection to the corporation tax bill
running Indefinitely. He has urged that
Us limitation be fixed at two years. Sen
ator Brown, having charge of the Income
tax amendment to the constitution, which
has brought him consplcuouly Into the
limelight because he won where other men
failed, was asked to state his position
of the "progressives" as to the limitation
on the corporation tax amendment.
It did not take the senntor very long
to state where he stood. He was aenlnsl
limitation and in favor of the publicity
which must grow out of the corporation
tax. President Taft agreed with the junior
senator from Nebraska, and then the talk
drifted to a general discussion of the
tense situation facing the conferees on
"The president Is determined to have
the tax taken off raw materials." said
Senator Brown, "and In taking up the
fight which the progressive wing of the
republican party made In the senate, and
In which we got licked, he la showing his
knowledge of what the country Is demand
ing. I never saw a man more In earnest
to do his full duty than President Taft
showed last night. He displayed a knowl
edge of tariff schedules that to mo seemed
amazing. He was armed with facts and
figures, and his reasons for demanding
that the conferees make a better bill than
the senate passed were unanswerable.
Of course, should he succeed In getting
oil, coal, hides and Iron ore on the free
list. It would necessarily follow that the
tariff on the finished products wotTcl have
to be reduced also. President Taft is mak
ing a fight for reduction, and If he suc
ceeds, as I believe he will, he will be
entitled to the praise of the American
people, for in all of the tariff bills preced
ing the present one there has never been
shown that Independence of thought which
the consideration of the bill now In, confer
ence has brought forth."
Senator Brown has accepted an Invita
tion of colored people of Omaha and vicin
ity to address them on the afternoon of I
September 22. at the Auditorium, In honor
of tbe signing of the emancipation procla
mation by President Lincoln. W. J. John
son Is chairman of the committee arrang
ing the celebration.
O. C. Anderson of West Point and
George D. Ayers of Lincoln are in the
Bids were opened today at the Treasury
department for the construction oi me
pabllo building at Shenandoah, la. The
bidders were as follows: Interstate (on-
Btructlon company, Saginaw, Mich., 158.637;
nartlett & Kling, Cedar Rapids, la.,
$58,500; King Lumber company, Charlotte-
vllle, Va., 150,950; General Construction
company, Milwaukee. Wis., tK7,930: Charles
W. Gindele company, Chicago, $55,975.
The Northern Construction company of
Milwaukee has been awarded the contract
for the construction of the public build
ing at Rawlins. Wyo., at $71,700.
The postmaster general today announced
the number of promotions made In clerks
and carriers in postoffices as follows:
Omaha, Neb.: Clerks, Eeven. $S0O to $900;
carriers, five, t00 to $:); seventeen, $900
to $1,000; twelve, $1,000 to $1,100; one, $1,000
to $1,100; seven. $1,100 to $1,200. Pes Moines,
la.: Clerks, six. $600 to $SOO; four. J WO to
$900; twenty, $000 to $1,000; fifteen, $1,000
to $1,100; seven, $1,100 to $1,200; carriers,
one. $500 to $800; two, JR00 to $000; two, $900
Harry B. Durham of Lincoln has been
appointed a land law clerk In the land
office service at a salary of $1,200 per
STJTT0N CASDRAGS ALONG
Another Officer C.lvea Teatlmonr that
Sutton Took Ills Own
ANNAPOLIS. July 21. When the Naval
Board of Inquiry, which is Investigating
the death of Lieutenant James N. Sutton
of Portland, Ore., finished Its third day's
session In the naval academy auditorium
today only four witnesses out of the fif
teen subpoenaed by the government had
In a few minor points, referring princi
pally to the dtvcrlptton of the Immediate
scene of the tragedy, Henry E. Pavls,
chief counsel for the Suttons, showed dis
crepancies In Lieutenant Wllllng's testi
mony at this and the former Inquiry. In
essential particulars Lieutenant Wllllng's
story differed little
from that of his
Steel Strike Has Resolved
Itself Into Waiting Game
PITTSBURG, July Il.-The strike of the
employes of tho Pressed Steel Car company
has resolved Itself Into a waiting game
on the part of both strikers and car com
After two conferences today, held in the
chambers of Judge Marshall Brown, be
tween counsel for the car company and
counsel for the strikers. It was announced
that nothing approaching a settlement had
been reached. The conferences were ex
plained as attempts on the part of the
strikers to show the company's officials
as evidences of graft, under pay and gen
eral abuse received at the hands of minor
employes of the car company at the
Bohoanvilla plant. Attorney Real, appear
ing for the car company, stated that the
strikers' complaints. In a large degree,
were misunderstandings with the time
keepers. The strikers declare they will continue
the strike until they receive satisfaction.
They pledge Uiauive to coudnct the
President Fallieres Will Ask Him to
Take Place of Clemenceau as
HEALTH MAY FORCE REFUSAL
Effort to Resolidify Republican
"Bloc" and Continue Policies.
PROTECTIONISTS ARE ACTIVE
Their Choice for Head of Minority is
M. BRIAND IS SECOND CHOICE
Approaching: Visit of Csar of Rnaala
to Cherbourg Makes Immediate
Selection of Ministers
PARIS, July 21,-Presldent Fallieres to
morrow will offer the premiership to Leon
Bourgeois, former minister of foreign af
fairs. This decision waa reached late tonight,
but as M. Bourgeois is not expected to
reach Paris from Hamburg until tomorrow
his actual attitude with regard to the ap
pointment Is not known. Parliamentary
circles, however, foresee that he will de
cline the honor, as his health Is far from
robust. Nevertheless, the cabinet crisis
promises to be of short duration.
M. Clemenceau, the late premier; M. Du
host, president of the senate, and M. Brls-
slon, president of the Chamber of Deputies,
as a unit have counselled President Fal
lieres that M. Brtand, minister of Justice
and worship, Is the most available man
after M. Bourgeois, and It la understood
that M. Brland Is the president's second
Clemenceaa'a Defeat Peraonal.
The parliamentary leaders of the major
ity told President Fallieres today that M.
Clemenceau's defeat was a personal re
proof directed against the premier for his
attack upon M. Pelcasse and that It
would not check the policies of the gov
ernment, which should be continued.
M. Brland, after Clemenceau, la the most
conspicuous member of the retiring cab
lnet. Although the temper of the Senate Is
described as rather cold to the elevation
of M. Brland, the attitude of the Chamber
Is said to be symapthetlc. If he Is named
as premier It Is expected that he will Im
mediately reconstruct M. Clemenceau's
ministry, with Clemenceau omitted, and
commit himself to following up the pro
gram of reforms laid down by the Clemen
On account of the Importance of the
elections in 1910, M. Brland, like his pre
decessor, would probably select the portJ
folio of minister of the Interior, 'nd In
view of the Important policies p'-ndlng
and the wisdom of retaining the ministers
In the old departments, few shifts In the
previous cabinet are anticipated. M. Call
laux. minister of finance, who Is directing
the battle for Income tax and old age
pensions: M. Cruppl, who Is plunged In
the tariff; M. PIchon, whose foreign poli
cies satisfy the republican "bloc;" M.
Vivian!, minister of labor, and M. Ruau,
minister of agriculture, are all slated for
retention, although the reappointment of
MM. Plcquart. Plckard and MIIlles-LacroIx
to the portfolios of war, the navy and the
colonies, respectively, Is less certain, and
Is not anticipated.
Bonrgrnli Advlaers TTneertaln.
On the other hand, should M. Bourgeois
accept the premiership, the personnel of
the cabinet would be more difficult to
establish, but It Is believed that his In
cumbency would not affect the present
policies of the government.
The entire political world remains com
pletely stupefied at M. Clemenceau's ac
tion yesterday. No one can believe that
an old campaigner like Clemenceau did
not realize what he was doing and for
this reason many advance the theory that
he deliberately planned his own downfall.
The general opinion la summed up by
M. Rochefort, editor of the Patrle, who
say s :
Clemenceau had overthrown so many
ministers that he believed It proper to
overthrow himself. He committed suicide
by firing several phrases at his own
The members of the Right, which ln
eludes the royalists and the Catholic ele
ment, are Intensely pleased with the over
throw of M. Clemenceau, but they are not
likely to profit greatly by the present sit
uatlon. Aside from M. Bourgolse, the only
possible combination having more con
servative tendencies which has a chance
of succeeding is one with M. Polncare as
chief and M. Delcasse as minister of ma
rine. Thia combination results chiefly
from the prominence M. Delcasse took In
the events leading up to M. Clemenceau's
downfall, when Delcasse hotly retorted
to Clemenceau's slighting allusions to the
French humiliations In the Moroccan con
troversy. The approaching visit of the czar to
Cherbourg renders an Immediate solution
of the crisis imperative, as President Fal
lieres cannot take tne members cf the re-
tiring cabinet with
hlm to Cherbourg at
the time tho official greeting of France is
I extended to the Russian ruler.
strike from now on without violence or re
sort to riot.
The hearings of the alleged strike lead
ers, arrested last week on charges of In
citing to riot and threatening to kill, are
scheduled for tomorrow.
Few men were at work at the car com
pany plant today.
BUTLER. Pa., July a.-Deeplte the as
surances of the officials of the Standard
Steel company, through Father Baczewaki,
that as soon as conditions warranted an
increase In wages would be granted Its
employes, the striking worklngmen at the
plants of the car company, tha Butler
Wheal company and tha Standard Forged
Wheel company, lata today voted to re
main idle until their employers signed
a written agreement, granting them Im
mediate Increase In wages and refunds on
back rentals of company houses.
Tha car and wheel companies declare
they will attempt to operate their plants
tomorrow and, U necessary, will bring In
From the New York Evening Mall.
BREWER ON THE INCOME TAX
Jurist Says it "Will Tax States Out
of Their Vitality."
OPPOSES BIO 4.RMY - AND NAVY
Declares Woman Suffrage Question
Cannot Be Ignored, and that
South Mnat Settle Negro
MILWAUKEE, Wis., July 21.-Justice
David J. Brewer of the United States su
preme court, in an address before the
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance com
pany's agents, expressed himself on the in
come tax, saying. In part:
"Under the hue and cry of today ws must
have an Income, tax, and if power to 'ax
all incomes is given the government we will
see the states taxed, not out of their ex
istence, but out of their vitality. The idea
leads up to the question of placing the en
tire power In the control of the nation, and
the state Is left out of the matter."
Referring to the public debt. Justice
"At the close of the civil war we began
paying the debts of that war and we Kept
on paying them. Owing to the unwise at
titude of the political leaders and the pres
ident who spoke of 'me and my navy," we
have plied up public debts for vessels which
will rust before they are used.
"So far as possible I believe every gener
ation should pay Its own debts. We should
not pile up debts for the future to take
care of. The only thing we should be
guarded against Is the wickedness of the
bankers and Wall street speculators who
get up a panic. The Almighty Is going to
require of us to continue to strive and do
our best, and we shall yet see the picture
of honest men doing honest business."
Discussing the negro question, Justice
"There Is a negro question that we in
the north cannot control, and this question
must be controlled by our friends In the
isouth. It Is our duty to encourage them
In Its solution.
"Then there Is the question of female
franchise. This Is a question that cannot
i be Ignored. They are appealing to our in
I te"gence, and we must meet it and talk
It. If It is for the Interest or tne gentler
(Continued on Second rase.)
If there is one en
terprise on earth
that a "quitter"
should leave sever
ly alone, it is adver
tising. To make a success of advertising,
one. must be prepared to stick, like
a barnacle on a boat's bottom. He
should know before be begins It
that be must spend money lots of
It. Somebody must tell him that
he cannot hope to reap results com
mensurate with his expenditure
early In the game.
Advertising doea not jerk;
it pulls. It begins very gently
at first, but the pull is steady.
It increases day by day and
year by year until it exerts an
irresistible power. John
Promise of Prosperity
Dozen Furious Hippopotami Surround
Skiff, but He Drives Them
Off, Killing- Two.
NAIVASHA. British East Africa, July
21. Colonel Roosevelt had an exciting ex
perience yesterday while shooting hippo
potami. At 9 o'clock in the morning he
went out on Lake Nalvasha In a rowboat,
accompanied by two natives. After rowing
some distance the boat was surrounded by
a dozen hippopotami, which attacked the
boat, some of them diving under and strik
ing the bottom of it with their backs. The
natives became terrorized, but Mr. Roose
velt was not dismayed, and selecting the
finest bull and the largest cow, killed them.
Eventually the rest of the animals were
driven off, Mr. Roosevelt arriving at camp
at 3 o'clock this morning after towing home
the spoil with a launch which was sent
out to search for the rowboat.
Kermlt Roosevelt has arrived at Nalva
sha, but the rest of the expedition will not
reach here until tomorrow. i
Edmund Seller of Riverside. Cal.. the
zoologist of the expedition, caught a 130
pound leopard In a wire trap this morning.
Four Arc Accused
of Sayler Murder
Grand Jury Indicts Dr. Miller, Mrs.
Sayler and Two of Her
WATSEKA, III., July 21 The special
grand Jury called to investigate the mur
der of John B. Paylor at Crescent City on
July 11 late today indicted Pr. William
Miller, Mrs. J. B. Sayler and John Grun
den on a charge of murder. Ira Orunden
was indicted as an accessory after the
fact. It is thought a special term of court
will be called to try the cases, In which
event it is probable a motion will be made
for a change of venue to another county.
There were only a few persons In the
court room when the grand Jury filed In
shortly after 4 o'clock, but when the grand
Jury reported its deliberations and findings
there was a murmur of approval among-
the few spectators.
Dr. Miller. Mrs. Saylor and the two
Grundens will be arraigned tomorrow
Secretary Ferguson Has
Heaps of Trouble Daily
Secretary Ferguson of the contest board
of the Glldden tour has been having
troubles of his own, and these troubles
have worked him up to a stage where ho
Is about ready to quit.
The eagerness of the manufacturers of
automobiles to make a good showing in
the Glldden tour is reflected in their agent.
who accompany the tour, and each night
when the contest board meets to pass on
penalties, there Is a continual wrangling.
This has become too strong for the secre
tary and Wednesday night at Council Bluffs
he was heard to remark:
"If these isn't less of this butting In, I
am going to quit this tour and return east."
Tbe trials of Secretary Ferguson, who is
aUo starter, have been legion and culmi
nated Tuesday evening, when his car broke
down and he was thrown against a barb
wire fence and as a consequence wears
heavy bandages on his arm.
His troubles started over a quarrel of
two lire firms for tbe privilege of furatau.
GALVESTON SAVED BY WALL
Wild Hurricane Attacks City, Doing:
NOT A SINGLE LIFE IS LOST
Some Portions of City ot Protected
by Wall Are Flooded Ample
Warning; Given of Storm'a
GALVESTON, Tex., July 21.-Fortifled
behind its seventeen-foot sea wall and
elevated to a point above the danger line,
Galveston today passed safely through a
hurricane, which resembled somewhat In
Intensity the disastrous storm of 1900.
Part of the Island upon which the city
Is situated was again inundated, the over
flowing sea water reaching a height of
seven or more feet. That portion of the
Island which has been protected suffered
comparatively little harm. No lives were
'ost in or Immediately around Galveston,
and the property damage will not be very
Sweeping westward the tropical storm,
which had been central over the gulf for
twenty-four hours or more, struck Gal
veston shortly after 11 o'clock. The wind
attained a velocity of sixty-eight miles an
hour and shifted to the northeast, heaving
the waters of Galveston bay up against
the island, and flooding that section which
had not been raised. The water backed up
into the main streets of the city and for a
time heavy loss was feared. The principal
damage, however, was confined to the
beach front, where bath houses and pleas
ure piers were swept away, but shipping
City Had Warning;.
A hurricane for east Texas was forecasted
at the district weather bureau at New Or
leans early this morning and warnings dent
out When the wind and rain In all
their Intensity arrived several hours later,
they found Galveston prepared. The In
habitants of the few scattered houses In
the low section of the Island had already
sought safety and the vessels which had
cleared and prepared to sail were riding at
anchor In the hay.
The fury of the storm was soon abated
and the anxiety of those who entertained
fears of another tidal wave was ih'is
early relieved. Small boys paddling around
In the flooded streets, even before the
heavy wind had died down, presented a
scene which was calculated to dispel the
alarm felt by even the most timid.
So short was the duration of the storm
(Continued on Second Page.)
Ing his car with tires. One leading firm
contracted with the maker of the car to
put on certain tires and to keep the ear
In tires on the trip. Another firm con
tracted with the secretary to furnish him
tires. As a consequence the kind of tires
on the starter's car were changed three
times before the car went Into the ditch
Tuesday and had to be sent back to the
The start was made from Detroit with 'a
certain tire. At Chicago the owner of tho
car, who had made the other contract,
had the tires changed. The wires were
kept hot trying to settle the difficulty, ami
when nearlng St. Paul a stop was made
and the tires were changed again.
Because of his Injuries the secretary will
make the run from Omaha to Denver on
the Union Pacific train, and will not let
tha tire proposition worry him any more.
Meanwhile the contestants are beating It
over the road and each comes In with hlb
little tale of woe fur tbe secretory U Lev.
Tourists Pull Into Control Far Ahead
of Time Set for Their
GOOD ROADS TEMPT HIGH SPEED
Fast Run from Fort Dodge Makes
PENALTIES RESULT FROM HURRI
Many Cars Suffer as Result of the
PEOPLE WELCOME THE TOURISTS
Great Crowd on Streets to See th
Motorlata Arrive and Muck
Interest Shown la Their
Speeding over the best roads they havt
encountered on the trip, the Glldden tour
ists yesterday covered the 19 miles between
Fort Podge and Council Bluffs In the fast
est time of the trip, but with the number
of cars suffering penalties the largest of
Finding the Iowa roads much better thnn
had been anticipated, some of the heavier
machines sped along at the rate of sev
enty miles an hour. The pilot car, carrying
Pal Lewis, was the first Into Council
Bluffs, arriving at the Grand hotel at 1:61
p. m., being an hour and nine minutes
ahead of schedule time.
Eight cars suffered penalties during he
day, they being Chalmers-Petrolt No. 3,
Mollne No. 100, Glide No. 10. Jewel No. 111,
Premier No. KX Jewel No. 7, Marmon No.
4 and Mollne No. 102.
Mlahnps A ton a the Way.
Two of the cars figured In accidents on
the run. The Studebaker No. R0 ran Into a
stretch of gumbo near Pana and was
forced to call upon a Northwestern wreck
ing train for assistance. The train crew at
tached a long rope to the auto and pulled
It out with the aid of the railroad engine.
This CRr contained a group of four news
On this side of Penlson the Jewel ma
chine No. 10 ran Into a ditch In trying to
avoid frightening a farmer's horse and In
jured one of Its rear tires.
All the cars, with the exception of the
Chalmers-Petrolt. arrived at tho checking
station in Council Rluffs on time. This
car was forced to undergo repairs enroute
and came In late.
The running time allowed by the contest
board between Fort Podge and Council
Bluffs was nine hours and forty-eight
minutes. Cars taking overtime for making
the run were penalized 1 per cent for each
minute they were tardy.
Ran Away from l.ncey.
Pr. T. B. Laccy, president of the Iowa
Automobile association, met the tourists at
Fort Podge Tuesday afternoon and started
out with the pilot car for Council Bluffs
yesterday morning. Ha kept apace with
Lewis for several miles, but was several
miles behind when they reached Council
The citizens of Council Bluffs took a half
holiday In the afternoon to receive the
Glldden autolsts and decorated all the busi
ness houses along the main streets and the
residences around the park, where the cars
were quartered for the night.
Not many of the Council Bluffs owners
of machines lined up on Broadway to greet
the tourists. Very few cars, In fact, were
taken out by the Council Bluffs people.
Crowds to Greet Tnnrlsta.
The main streets of the olty were filled
with hundreds of men and women anxious
to see the contestants. At the corner of
Broadway and First avenue where the
checking stand with Pilot Pal Lewis,
was located, the assistance of the police
was necessary to keep the way clear.
After the pilot car the first car to arrive
was the Premier, No. 99, the chairman's
auto, with Frank B. Hower, chairman of
the contest board; 8. B. Stevens, member of
tho contest board, and Charles J. Glldden,
founder of the Glldden tours, aboard.
Studebaker car No. 97, with R. J. May,
M. C. Reves and E. J. Menke in II, fol
lowed the chairman's car. The four Ple.ice-
Arrows In the contest were the next ma
chines to check In. All these cars arrived
before 2:30 p. m.
The other cars checked In rapidly until
3:30. when about five had not yet reported.
The rest, with one exception, wero all at
the Grand hotel by 6:15, when the checking
station was removed to the Pullman train
on the Northwestern tracks. .
(lose Guard on Can.
As fast us the cars checked In they were
parked close to the Grand hotel on First
avenue, which was roped off for a block
and guarded by twenty policeman, under
the personal direction of Chief Richmond.
This park for the cars waa so closely
guarded that nobody without a special or
der from Chairman Hower, countersigned
by the chief of police, could enter It.
Many of the men In the auto party were
forced to get orders from their chairman
before they could enter this stretch where
their cars were quartered.
The Pullman supply car arrived on time
from Fort Dodge and was side-tracked at
the foot of First avenuo. Here most of the
Gllddenl.sts repaired for supper shortly be
fore 6. This train consisted of six Pullman
sleepers, two diners and a baggage car.
Welcome for the Toarlats.
At the Grand hotel the local committee
of the Council Bluffs club had quarters
and here and at the Elks club, next door
to the hotel, the thirsty Ollddenlsts were
royally entertained us fast as they checked
In at Pilot Lewis' car. A goodly bunch of
Council Bluff Elk Mere on hand and took
part In showing the visitors a splendid
All drivers of machines and members of
the conust board were delighted over the
day's run to Council Bluffs. The original
route called for a trip of but ISO miles, but
bad roads caused a detour of sixteen mile
and lengihened the route to 196 miles. This
addition did not dlxpleate the tourlxts, but
on the other hand made them enjoy the
longer rld and better rmda.
Glldden I. Ikes the Itoada,
Charles J. Gild len. after whom the tour
Is named an Uehl'hted with the ro.-ds.
"The roads between here and Fori Dodge
are the best we have struck. I call them
fiilr roads ,for I class roads as excellent,
good, fair, bad and wretched. The roads
today were not good, but they were fa I..
I'ntil this tiip today we had bad bad
Chairman Hower was not quite as en
thusiastic ever the low road as ktr. Olid
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