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OMAHA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1909.
spending all of your income
Save up for a rainy day and deposit your savings
United States National Bank
where deposits are received of $1.00 or more.
ZJo Interest Paid on Deposits.
Deposits made on or before September 10th will draw
interest from September 1st
Oldest Bank in Nebraska.
Capital and Surplus $1,200,000.00.
Total Assets over $13,000,000.00.
MR. HARRWAX'S "BIG FOUR"
(Continued from F1rt Page.)
over the prslrieo of the west and the
southwest were kept busy defending them
selves against aulta for dsmages tor killing
cows or bogs that had wandered upon the
tracks. ' Usually the roads tried to' settle
amicably with the . .owners, and young
Ixrvett showed himself a skillful diplomat
ist In work of this kind. But all the while
he was doing something more than
planning defences for damage suits. Be
fore ha was B years of age he aaw clearly
what Texas was to be as a route for a
transcontinental railway system.
Master ef Railroad Law.
Ton can picture to yourself this am
bitious, young lawyer posting himself up
on - alf the details of railroad law, study
ing statutes, and particularly the way In
which old railroads or great railroads were
legally able' to absorb young, weak or
almost bankrupted railroads. Gradually It
cans to be aaid In Texas that young Lovett
was the smartest, brightest railroad lawyer
In the state, as gradually be was given
more and mora Important railroad work
and finally it came to pass that C. P.
Huntington, who always kept his eyei
open for capable young men. made Mr.
Lovett the general counsel for all the
Southern Pacific lines In Texas.
After Mr. Harrlman and his Union Pa
cmc railroad bought the control of the
Southern Pacific he took a special fancy to
Mr. Jkovett, who came to him with his
new7.roperty. In fact, Mr. Harrlman tied
up with Mr. Lovett. as the saying Is.
and In business and pleasure the two men
became almost like Siamese twins. When
Mr. Harrlman travelled he would not go
unless Mr. Lovett was with him. If that
travelling companionship could be secured
without Interfering with buslnens. It Is
upon Mr. Lovett that Mr. Harrlman
felled la the- saain for eounsel on delicate
and Important legal' questions. And when
he was perfecting his now organisation he
named Mr. Lovett general counsel for
what Is called the Harrlman system. A
far cry from the Texas boy. who n years
before was patiently reading Blackstone
and fingering his way through the Texas
If you were to meet Mr. Lovett. not
knowing that he is a lawyer, you would
never dream that this apparent fun-loving,
bright-eyed, quick-moving man has gained
the reputation of being one of the most
clear-headed, subtle and acute of all the
lawyers now In the employ of railway
organisations of the United States. Tou
ran Judge his sense of humor when It s
said that he classed himself, when asked
war. He was only U years of age when
he received the degree of civil engineer
from Washington and Lee university. Rail
way men say that at the time of his final
examination he received the highest mark
which up to that time had been given by
the university to any one taking that
degree. Tou see he was gifted at birth.
apparently, with a mind that was able to
grasp mathematics with the understand
ing and the fascination with which most
boys read "Robinson Crusoe."
At one time his friends expected that
Kruttschnitt would become a professor of
cars are needed to move the products In
any district which the Harrlman system
covers, but be could tell you where thee
cars are. His associates sometimes laugh
ingly declare that he seems to have sort
of hypnotio vision which makes It
possible for htm to follow the movement
of every freight and of every passenger
car snywhere on the t" nlon Pacific lines.
Mr. Hsrrtman never had to ask Mr. Stubbs
twice to get needed Information.
All that Mr. Stubbs knows of railway
operation and traffic management be bas
taught himself. Hs drifted west from his
native place in Ohio and got a Job as
freight clerk at Oakland, CaL, where the
Central Pacific, now the western link of
the Union Pacific, terminated. That was
only four or five years after C. P. Hunt-lngton.Mark-
Hopkins, Crocker and Lei and
Stanford bad finished the Central Pacific
railroad making connection with the Union
Pacific, thereby giving to the United States
the first transcontinental line. So Mr.
Stubbs, beginning railroading when 72, has
actually grown up with the Union Pacific.
Ahead of Ills Ttsse.
Even as a clerk at Oakland Mr. Stnbbs
was amay ahead of his time. He knew
what was coming In the way of Pacific
railway development. What he predicted
was realised, and so pleased was Mr. Hunt
Ington that be made him assistant general
freight agent. This was In IsTL
In that office Mr. 8tubbs was not satis
fied simply to move cars. He went all over
the state of California to see what the
farmers were doing, how much business
the miners were to offer and he was able
to predict In the spring of every year the
actual amount of the crops that were bar
vested. One man recently said to him:
"Stubbs knows Just bow many peaches are
on the trees In California and how many
tons of ore will be shipped out of Art son.
And this man might have added that long
before other railway men thought of doing
such things Stubbs also knew how many
orange groves there were In southern Cali
fornia, and where each grove was, and
HARRIMAN'S LIFE AT E5D
(Continued from First Page.)
and evidently a tottering ruin, waa taken
over from the receivers by a syndicate
headed by Kuhn. Loeb Co for IM.00O,-
000. and the assumption of CTXn.W( In
debts. E. H. Harrlman was a very In
significant member of the group that made
up the syndicate. But. It was Dot his In
tention to remain Insignificant. He be
came chairman of the board of directors
and assumed actual management of the
road. Under Ma skillful direction It be
came solvent, then healthy, then powerful.
until now It Is a stupendous financial suc
cess. Harrlman waa the man who made
It. That was his first big railroad work
and perhaps his greatest.
But the Union Pacific served only to
turn him into a railroad man and It began
a long series of accumulations by which
Harrlman and the party he created plaeed
unrelenting fingers upon railroads In every
corner of the country. The Pennsylvania,
New York Central. Baltimore Ohio,
Reading. St. Paul. Santa Fa. Delaware
Hudson and the Norfolk Western, are
some of his principal prises. He own
these railroads because when be waa In a
railroad at all he was the only force In It.
When that was not possible be withdrew
his interests and went somewhere else.
Building; Co fortune.
He began to build up a system of finan
cial credit out of the funds of bis rail
roads which made him a banker on a huge
acale without having to run a regularly
organised bank subject to government re
strictions. It la said that Wall street t
pended upon the money thst the Harrlman
Interests could supply, and that recalling
It would upset hundreds of operators. He
owned the control of the Weils-Fargo Ex
press company, and be made his ownership
felt there Just as he made it felt in the
Illinois Central when he ousted Sttirveaant
where were the best prune orchards, and nBh from th pudency, because Fish had
dared to pursue a policy that waa con-
how many tons of prunes would be offered
each year for shipment to the east.
Meanwhile Mr. Stubbs was working out
the problem of how best to haul traffic for
long distances without breaking the freight
and with the highest economy . Mr. Harrl
man early learned to accept Mr. Stubbs'
statements without any question and be
In a school near Baltimore for the five
years following his graduation. In his leis
ure hours he grew accustomed to watch
the surveying then In progress for the con
struction of a new railroad from Balti
more to Washington. The work fascinated
him, and after a time he made up bis mind
that his proper field was the mechanics
and engineering of railway construction
and operation. After that he was very glad
to get employment upon a new railroad
under construction in Texas, and after it
waa in operation he advanced from the
humble position of roadmaster, up and up,
exactly as some of the engineers and sur
veyors of the Pennsylvania railroad sys
tem have been promoted from minor posi
tions until at last they have held impor
tant places upon the executive staff, some
even becoming president.
Pound by Haatlagtoa.
It used to be said of Kruttschnitt that
he could Mirvey without an Instrument;
thst IX he had a Jackknlfe and a piece of
wood he could whittle out an Implement
with which he could take an elevation.
He seemed to know instinctively what the
best layout for a railroad would be. Nat
urally, C. P. Huntington heard of this
bright chap when Huntington was pushing
that part of his Southern Pacific railway
system which extended from El Paso, Tex.,
to New Orleans. Kruttschnitt waa exactly
the kind of a man sure to appeal to Mr.
Huntington; who was very fond of young
men who had great Intensity of purpose
and supreme power of concentration, men
who could say In ten words a good deal
more than most other men could say In
It was six years after he had taken up
railroading that this former school teacher
became Huntington's assistant general
manager of the Southern Paclflo'a lines
east of EM Paso. Not so very long after
he had ecu red this promotion he seemed
to know the life history and everyday be
havior of every rail and every tie upon
the lines under his charge. Riding upon an
engine he could tell with his eyes shut
where he was by the feel of the land.
Such expert knowledge as this and his Ini
tiative placed him In San Francisco as
. .ri!i.,inn. . rf-mn. general manager or ail me
cratlc mugwump. There have been lots Pacific lines Just ten years after he had
of republican mugwumps in the northeast. I entered the employ of C. P. Huntington.
but not many democratic mugwumps.
. Director of Malateaaar.
Mr.' Lovett" and Julius Kruttschnitt.
since their ' association as lieutenants of
Mr. Harrlman. have never had an Im
portant difference of opinion. The law
yer defers" to the man who Is the su-
This promotion came to him In 196. and
thret years later he also had the burdens
of fourth vice president placed upon bis
Mr. Kruttschnitt waa early convinced of
the necessity of perfect team work If there
Is to be perfect railway organisation. You
preme director of maintenance and opera-irrty think it strange that a person of such
tlon of the Union Pacific and nearly all Intense personality could work without
of the allied Harrlman lines. On the friction with other executive officers of
other hand, what the lawyer advises, as the Harrlman railway system. But It is
a lawyer. "toes" every time with Julius a peculiarity of this organisation that the
Kruttschnitt. . . i more brains each lieutenant has. the more
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Here Is a man of most Intense concen
tration of purpose In business. He thinks,
dreams and lives with the Harrlman sys
tem. It is everything to him in the world.
excepting bis family,
la the greatest busin
mathematics. But when he was a teacher j knew that, mors than any other one man.
Mr. Stubbs showed how it was possible to
increase and expedite and operate at low
cost long-hsul traffic Today he la vice
president and traffic director of the entire
Harrlman system. He works In perfect
sympathy and in cordial co-operation as
well with Julius Kruttschnitt, Robert Lov
ett, A. J. Holer and the other lieutenants.
And of the great quartet he la the oldest-
he is O while Judge Lovett Is the young
est, being 9. Mr. Kruttschnitt UK; Mr.
Mohler goes him four years better ut
worse, according to the way you view the
accretion of years.
- Manager Mooter's Rloe.
Some years ago one of the big men In a
trunk line sy stem which has its terminal
m New York was asked by a friend if he
could tell him anything about A. L. Mohler,
who had something to do with "Jim Hill's
railway out In St, Paul." The New York
railway man had never heard the name be
fore. Thereupon he waa Informed that the
time was sure to come when he would
hear of Mohler, "for he la certain to be
one of the big guna In railway manage'
ment" Such he most certainly became.
when Mr. Haniman took him awajr from
As his name indicates. Mr. Mohler Is
of Pennsylvania Dutch oriel n. Rnrn '
Ephrata. Pa., he yet began his railway
career with the Chicago Northwestern
when It was a comparatively small road.
and long. .before- Marvin Hughltt' and
James D. Layiur had taken It t ana mil
across the uninhabited nralri. ifnhw
remalned an humble clerk only a little
while, and then, like the present president
of the Boston Maine, Lucius Tut tie. he
became a station agent.
While thus occupied at Erie. Ut. his
superiors found that he had a native-born
gift for figures and accounts, and in that
way he became traveling auditor for a
railroad west of the Mississippi. Such he
was when he fell under the eye of Jameo
J. Hill, then keen in his search for young
men to help him convert the old St. Paul.
Minneapolis A Manitoba railroad Into the
Great Northern system, and Mr. Mohler
became that road's general freight agent
This was in 1W3.
mere touowea promotion after promo
tion. Jntll. at the end of seven years. Mr.
Mohler found himself vested with the title
and authority of general manager of the
Great Northern. As such he worked out
many of the problems whose proper so
lutions have helped spell success for the
Hill properties. Eight years later Mr
Harrlman annexed him, and so ha has the
honor of being the first of the "big four"
to secure Mr. Harrlman a confidence.
That he has had Mr. Harrlman's full
confidence from the start la shown bv
the fact that the latter at once made him
president and general manager of the Ore
gon Railroad and Navigation company. I
particular Harrlman pet Today Mr. Moo
ler Is also a vice president and the gen
era! manager of the Union Pacific sys
tem. It is because of his peculiar man
agerial qualities that ha Is held by Mr.
Harrlman In such high business esteem.
These four mem Lovett, Kruttschltt.
Stubbs and Mohler make the quartet, the
big four, who, were Harrlman's organisa
tion an army of which he waa the com
manding general, would each be a major
general in command of a corps.
easily, apparently, he associates with the
others who are responsible for. the op
eration and maintenance of the system.
It Is believed to have been at the sug-
He Is sure that It;,,, cf jr. Lovett that Mr. Harrlman
organisation mat aba naoni tDe old method which has
the woi ia nas ever xnnwn. ne is as pvouo . cnarmcterlsed railway organisation since
of U as he wculd e If he were the owner railwy, were first operated in the United
of every dollar of Its stock. States, and instead made each of the
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waa corn in me iar nmio, iu iifw un'
leaos. and six years earlier than the date
of Mr. Lovett's birth, which occurred In
the year before the outbreak of the civil
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events. It was a plan which met with Mr.
Kruttschnltt's cordial approval. You see.
If all are vice presidents and if each one
has equal authority In every department,
and one month or one year may be In con
trol of one department, and another month
or another year in authority over another,
then opportunity for all friction Is removed.
Each executive has become a standard part
of the great machine. If one executive
dies or resigns another is ready on the
instant to step Into his place.
The Trofflo Manager.
Mr. Harrlman was recently described as
a human dynamo, but If ever there was
such a creature his name is John C. Stubbs.
snother exceedingly Important Harrlman
lieutenant. To make every railroad man
believe this It Is only necessary to tell htm
that Mr. Stubbs la really the traffic man
ager of almost 10008 miles of railroad that
in this particular he directs railways which.
If their tracks were carried from oast to
west in a single line would completely
encircle the globe and lap over aome &.M0
To be a good traffic, manager, even In
a small district, a man baa got to know
exactly what kind of traffic will come I
into or go out of that district. Even tn
a state as small as New Jersey, for ex
ample, this Is no easy task. But to know
the trafflo that may be handled by rail
roads having XT.0M mllea of tracks Is to
have accurate statistical knowledge of
pretty much all of the production it the
United States. A man must have a natural
gift for such work. All the training In
that world would not make a competent
traffic manager out of 'a man exho knew
how to write beautiful poema. compose
music or to be the author of a beat selling
The Spanish have a problem In which
they express the Idea of expertness and
, facility In handling many things. They
J say: "He has good fingers for the piano."
That exactly describes John C. Stubbs. He
jconld tell you any day not only how many
Cravnoerry Croat Iajoroo.
WEi iiMn. v u... :epi. . Keports re
ceived here from various points in this,
the greatest cranberry district in the west
show that the crop has been practically
nimra VJ .rrjei ana nrv.
follow a change from coffee
. to well-made
"There's a Reason"
It's easy to break the cof
fee' grip and get hold of that
feeling of freedom and power
to "do things" that comes
with returning health.
If you are ambitious, read,
"The Koad to Wellville" in
Postum Cereal Co.. Ltd..
Battle Creek. Mich.
trary to that of FX H. Haniman.
He was sometimes beaten In the railroad
arena. Edwin Hawley maneuvered him out
of the control of the Chicago A Alton with
its rich territory, and he suffered In the
Insurance investigations tn spite of clever
schemes to head them off. Hs is said to
have been deeply concerned in the Equit
able Life company, but his attempts to de
feat the investigation from his seat safely
away from the firing line merely brought
him the enmity of Thomas Fortune Ryan
and James Haaen Hyde.
As a Rollrood Batlder.
In his later years he shone as a railroad
builder. He bad shown himself to be the
equal of James 3. H1U and older gener
ation of Vanderbllts and Goulds as a rail-
road financier, but he wanted the thanks
of the people for building up the coun
try. When he went through Omaha, which
was of great importance as the eastern
end of his greatest and most successful
enterprise, the Union Pacific, he took care
to see that the newspapers got that Im
pression of him. He was pushing a policy
of substantial Improvement as the
soundest buslnesa policy and he
knew enough to make It seera philan
thropy. The Harrlman party was cap
tained by H. H. Rogers, during his
lifetime, Henry C rrick, Wlllam Rocke
feller. Jamas C Still man. and William K.
Vanderbnt. His enemies were legion. He
bad been strong-handed In his methods al
ways and the financial world was full of
men to whom his personality or name were
Hie Pe immuI tr. .
But aside from his -business methods be
was not an unattractive personality. His
devotion to his famll Of boya and girls
was noticeable and he waa interested In
many of the rich man's sport. He liked
fine horses and fine yachts, and he played
whist like an enthusiast. , His private phil
anthropies were quiet, but munificent. On
the east side of New York he built , a
boys club for $S0. 000 that he maintained
with his own contributions. He gave the
club not only his money, but bis whole
hearted Interest and personal guMaaoe.
He was careful to see that his charities
wore not flaunted before the public.
Although he waa daring and domineering
In the discipline of his subordinates, he '
simple and democratic In his habits, slip
ping In and out of Wall street offices m
very ordinary clothes and with no osten
He lived luxuriously, having two
town houses hi fashionable districts and
snagnlflcent estate at Arden, where he waa
lord of 30.00 acres of land In the Ramapo
mountains. His family moves tn arlsto-
eratio and very exclusive society.
AevosBolUhea Grewt Desire.
Harrlman lived a Hfo particularly fa'
vored by fortune tn the accomplishing of his
great desires. He made himself the greatest
master of the transportation powers In
America. He ' was a financier who took
rank and fought on equal ground with
Morgan and Rockefeller. He met Hill on
his own ground aa a maker of industrial
empires and threatened to eclipse bis
greatness. His brain waa as acquisitive
for Information and knowledge aa
hands were for gold, and he once led aa
expedition from Alaska to Siberia that
added greatly to scientific knowledge of
that region. He waa a master of details
and a dreamer of stupendous dreams. By
giving up everything else in life hs made
his dreams come true. But his burdens
were too great for his frail body and be
paid for his greatness with his Ufa.
The Mercbants National Bank
Or OMAHA. NEB.
UNITED STATES DEPOSITORY
Loans and Discounts $4,325,540.34
U. a Bonds for Circulation 300,000.00
Banking House 160,000.00
U. & Bonds $ 230,000.00
Due From Banks ....
Cash at Ilome
IN OMAHA YEAR AGO TODAY
(Continued from First Page.)
official home of Mr. Harrlman's greatest
railroad. The news was telephoned to tlM
headquarters by The Bee. Thomas M. Orr,
assistant to the vice president and general
manager, who has been with the road sines
the "Ts and who knew Mr. Harrlman in
timately, was the first man reached. Mr.
Orr waa greatly shocked and aaid:
"His death Is a shock even though ws
were partly prepared far It. We still had
the belief of the public that while
his condition was serious It was
not critical. No man has ever done more
or oven as much as Mr. Harrlman tn the
development of the west In the building of
railroads and in other ways."
Friend of Hie F-maleyea.
W. L. Park, general superintendent of
the Union Pacific, aaid:
"It la with very, very deep regret that
we bear IL We always looked upon Mr.
Karri man as a friend of the officials and
employes. Everything be ever did waa for
ths Determent of the personnel and the
upbuilding of the physical property of his
system. Hs waa tending always to push
up, never downward, to make a better
railroad and to have it better operated.
He made better railroad men of us ail
and hs made a better ralh-oad."
The news waa the one theme of dis
cussion throughout the business circles
from the time it became public Business
men of Omaha to whom Harrlman had
always seemed so vital a factor In ths
commercial and Industrial world were
deeply affected by the report of his death.
especially in view of the fact that rumors
had been sent out saying ho waa Improved.
These rumors, however, had not succeeded
greatly tn stimulating hope, for the ander-
lylng belief that Mr. Uarrlinaa waa la
Capital Stock paid in $ 500,000.00
Undivided Profits 74,573.63
National Bank Notes : 300,000.00
Due Depositors .'. 6,714,115.66
Total .' .$7,933,689.29
We Invite your business
mora dangerous condition than bulletin
from Tower Hill- would admit, was too
strong to be uprooted by the cheery state
ment, whose glow of hope was fictitious
on Its face.
Howry W. Tnteo TriVii.
Conceding Mr. Harrlman to be the coun
t's greatest buslnesa man. Henry W.
TaVa, president of the neorassa nawui
bank, doubtless expressing a popular feel
ing, had this to say:
"Although Mr. Harrlman was the great
est business man this country naa mown,
and his death is the greatest possible loss
to the business world, I think It will not
disturb business conditions In the west at
all. The only place that wlU be affected
suddenly will be Wall street and there the
men who have been gambling on Mr. Harrl
man's foresight and ability will surfer.
"But Mr. Harrlman himself waa too great
a man not to prepare for his own death
and his system will go on without his per
sonal guidance Just as it has gone on dur
ing the last six months. His trained as
sociates can carry on his work. One
inevitable result will be an easing of the
money market. Mr. Harrlman was an
enormous user of capital and with htm gone
there will be a vast amount of money
loosened from his great plana.
1 had the greatest possible admiration
for the man and believed In him too much
to think that he would leave his system of
railroads unorganised when ho knew that
he was near the end."
Stocks Are Savfo.
go far aa the stock market la con corned.
Omaha men will not be much affected by
the death of Mr. Harrlman, even if the
market breaks badly when It opeoa. Mr.
Haniman died after the market of Thurs
day had closed. Most local men who
dabble la stocks had feared the death of
the great railroad magnate and bad sold
out their holdings.
This applies to men who bought oa mar
gin. Those owning union ractno sroca
outright will not be Immediately, at least.
affected, for the fall or Increase or a few
points day by day makes no real difference
-There will bo no local flurry," declared
F. C Holllnger. "manager of the omana
branch of Logan Bryan. Ths Omahans
who were In Union or Southern Pacific
anticipated Harrlman's death by getting
out some days ago."
these factors In mind and the general
knowledge that Mr. Harrlman tn any event
could not continue his active career. Wall
street had already prepared Itself for the
end which came today. There waa no
feeling of shock or alarm, therefore when
the announcement came, beyond the senti
ment of universal personal sorrow and aa
the hours progressed It became evident that
there waa a general feeling of security and
even of serenity as to the future.
M. F. Trwla Get in Dlteh.
KANSAS CITY, Sept. . Missouri Pa
cific passenger train No. tOl, west-bound,
was derailed near Palmer, Kan., IfiO mllea
west of Kansas City, ear!;, today. Accord
ing to railway officials tn the local office
of the company, a number of persons sus
tained slight Injuries, but no one waa fa
tally hurt. Two coaches turned over. The
wreck waa caused by a broken rail.
PEARY IS TAKING HIS TIME
(Continued from Page One.)
The ceremony occurred in the great hall
of the university tn the presence of a
company numbering L1D0 persons. Including
a' number of dentists. When Prof. Torp
handed the parchment to Dr. Cook the
explorer was unable to speak for five
minutes on account of the continued applause.
member sends deepest sympathy..
Yesterday a movement was started to
give Mr. Marvin a great welcome on hts
return from the north, and the members
of his family only yesterday were plan
ning celebration on his homecoming.
A itarrow Bsvano.
Edgar N. Baylies, a merchant of Robin,
on vllle, Del., wrote: "About two' tears
ago I was thin and sick, and coughed. all
ths time, and If X did not have consump
tion. It was very near to It. I commenced
using Foley's Honey and Tar, and It
stopped my cough, and I am now entirely
well and bare gained twenty-eight pounds,
all due to the good results from taking
Foley's Honey and Tar." Sold by all druggists.
MEMBER OP EXPEDITION DB0W5
Marvlw Moots Death While Rctnratngr
ELM IRA, V. T., Sept. I. J. C. Bemont i
of Ithaca, a' member of the Peary relief
expedition of I90L last night received the
following message from Commander ,
Peary, dated Battle Harbor:
"Break news of Marvin's death to his i
mother Immediately before, she sees It in
the papers. Drowned April 10, forty-five
miles north of Caps Columbia, while re
turning from M.S north latitude. Great
loos to me and to the expedition. Even'
WASHINGTON. Sept. . Forecast of the
weather for Friday and Saturday:
For Nebraska. Iowa, Wyoming Missouri,
and Kansas Generally fair Friday , and
For Colorado Generally fair Friday and
Saturday, except local showers In rnoun
Tot South Dakota and Montana Gen
erally fair Friday and Saturday.
Temperature at Omaha yesterday:
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WILL BE RO CHAAOB IR POLICY
Maa-mote Death Wilt Rot Dtroetly
Affeot Operetta of Railroads.
NEW YORK. Sept. . Following the ex
pressions of deep regret on Mr. Harrlman's
death. Wall street began to consider the
question aa to what the effect might be
on the properties under his control and
the financial world generally.
In this connection It was pointed out
that Mr. Harrlman's friends and ths lead
ers of the financial world generally have
known for some months that the malady
with which be waa afflicted was not cur
able and that It was only a question of
time until, even if he rallied la the pres
ent attack. It would be recessary for
him to lay down the active direction of
the great railroad fabric that ho had built
up. Aa these facts were known to the
men whose Influence Is greatest not only
tn Wall street, but In the general business
affairs of ths country. It was assumed by I
s-ood ludges of the situation that un-1
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mads for ths eventuality ox nia oeain or
Re Shoesx la Wall tree.
Mr. Harrlman's death comes at a ttma
when In general the business affairs of
tbs country are In excellent condition, with
a realisation of those bountiful crops,
which he- himself tn one of his last notable
Interviews prophesied would be the sus
taining factors of Anwloaa credit. With
ome to omana
fa ths Eagles' Convention
Sopt. 14 to 19, 1909.
Tti Safat Road to Travel"
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