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VOL. XXXIX NO. 77.
OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 14, 1909-TEN TAGES.
SINGLE COrY TWO CENTS.
READY TO START
Steamer Roosevelt Will Leave Battle
Harbor for North Sydney Thurs
day or Friday.
WILL HURRY TO NEW YORK
Cominander Hopes to Take Fart in
MORE ABOUT TRIP TO PO.
Windap of' Journey North Made witi
Relays of Men.
LEADER AND AN ESKIMO AT GOAL
Others Left at Varying Distances He
hind Commander How the
Mirth to Pole Was Ac
complished. BATTLE HARBOR. Sept tt-The Asso
rlated Press tug Thomas Douglas arrived
here thle) afternoon. Commandar Peary's
steamer Roosevelt will leave Battle Harbor
on Thursday or Friday for North Sydney,
from where It will proceed to New York tn
time. If possible, to take part In the Hud
BATTLE HARBOR. Labrador. Sept. U
Tlie following account of Commander
1'eary's Journey to the North pole have
been gleaned from members of the expedi
tion on board the steamer Roosevelt:
The only men to reach the pole were
Commander Peary and on Eskimo. Eglng
Wan by name. The oher white members
of the various parties that left Cape Co
lumbia were sent back on by one as
Peary draw nearer daily to his objective.
Matthew Henson and three Eskimos, the
only other members of the reduced party
that made the final dash, were left one
march south ot the pole.
Captain Robert A. Bartlett and George
Borup started February XT from Cap Co
lumbia with a number of Eskimos and
dofc-s on the maroh across the Ice, heading
north. On March 1, Commander Peary left
Cape Columbus with his party, consisting
of seven white men, seventeen Eskimos
and 138 dogs. On March 4 Peary came up
with Bartlett, who had pitched bis camp
at the side of a lead of water which it
was impossible to cross. The combined
parties had to wait until March 1L seven
oaye, before further progress was pos
sible. Observation March 5. I
The sun was seen for the first time March
( and an observation showed that the ex
plorers were a short way from the eighty
fourth parallel. The supply of alcohol was
running short and Borup returned to Cape
Columbia for a fresh stock. Maroh 14
Borup overtook Peary again and brought
a- supply of oil and alcohol. The division
under Prof. Ross U. Marvin joined Peary
tl.e kali. day.' ' At thla' point Prof., Ronald
B. McMillan was sent baek, his feet having
been badly frozen. Borup returned to land
from K.26 with two Eskimos,. The party
now consisted of twelve men, ten sledges
and eightylfive dogs.
BurUatt was still boating out the trail,
two days ahead of Peary. Marvin took
observations at SE.8 and then started on
his return march. On the next maroh Bart
lett made a record trip, covering twenty
miles. This brought him to 86.SS
The party hew consisted at Peary, Bart
lett, Matthew Henson, the colored man who
has been Peary's personal assistant on so
many of his expeditions! the Eskimos,
seven sledges and sixty dogs, and the jour
ney northward was resumed.
Io Perfectly Level.
The loe was perfectly level aa tar as the
eye could see. Bartlett took the observa
tion on the elghty-Ughth parallel on April
2, and then reluctantly returned, leaving
Peary, Henson and four Eskimos, -with
provisions for forty days, to make the final
ussh to the pole.
This reduced party started the morning
of April a The men walked that day for
ten hours and made twenty miles. They
than slept near the eighty-ninth parallel.
While crossing a stretch of young Ice 300
yards wide the sledge broke through. It
was saved, but two of the Eskimos had
narrow escapes from drowning.
The loe was still good and the dogs were
tn great shape. They made aa high as
twenty-five mile a day.
The next observation was made at S3 IS.
una next two marches were made In a
dense fog. The sun was sighted on the
third march and aa observation showed
Thlrty-Twa Ritow at Pole.
The pole was reached April . and a
series of observations were taken at 90 de
grees. Peary deposited his records and
hoisted the American flag. The tempera
ture was 11 degrees below aero Fahrenheit.
The pole appeared as a frosen sea. Peary
tried 10 take a sounding, but got ho bottom
at 1.100 fathoms. Peary stayed at the pole
for thirty-four hours and then started on
his return journey April 7.
On the return the marches were continu
ous and Peary and the Eskimos suffered
greatly from fatigue. They had their first
sleep at the end of the eighth march from
the pile In the Igloos left by Bartlett.
Here there was a Violent snowstorm.
On April St. the party reached the ver
tical edge of the land Ice west ot Cape
Columbia. The Eskimos were delighted to
reach land and the party slept for two
days. They repaired their sledges, rested
their dogs, and resuming the journey,
reached the Roosevelt April SO. Marvin
left Peary on the way up on Friday, March
26. to return to the ship. He had with him
two Eskimos and seventeen dogs. The
story of the professor's death was obtained
from one of the Eskimoa April 10, Mar
vin was forty-five miles from Cape Col
umbia He started tut that morning,
walking ahead. The Eskimos were delayed
In packing the sledges, a fact that per
mitted Marvin to get a good start on them.
Marvin's Body In Water.
When the Eskimos arrived at an open
lead they noticed that the young loe was
broken about twenty-fire yards out. and
they saw what looked like a man's body
floating In the center of the lead. Owing
to the treacherous condition of the loe the
Eskimos could not venture out. They re
1 turned to the Roosevelt and reported.
' Captain Bartlett then Went back to the
point they designated and recovered Prof.
Marvin's spare boots, clothing and personal
belongings, which were still on the Ice
where the Eskimos had left them. The
supeistltions of their race prevented the
natives from bringing the dead man's af
, testa with them. Prof. Marvin's records
id observations were saved.
John W. Castles, Head of One of
Largest Financial Institutions 4ri
New York, Cnts Throat.
NEW YORK. Sept. 11-John W. Castles,
president of the Union Trust company of
this city, capitalized at 11,000.000, a director
-ther well known cporatlons and prom
pt In club and social life In thin city
the south, cut hie throat from ear to
n the Grand , Union hotel this after-
" and was found dead stretched across
tonight. He had been In 111 health
' le time and his suicide Is ascribed
a nervous breakdown and not to
'-, y was discovered about o'clock
to V. ' "Is brother. Burton 8. Castles,
wh V. tig become alarmed at Mr.
Caa " ure to return home from the
bank ;a search through the . hotels
of th ..ty. Arriving at the Grand Union,
he found that Mr. Castles had registered
there under his own name at 4:20 o'clock
this afternoon and had gone Immediately
to the room assigned to him on the second
floor. As his body was cold when found
tonight. Indications are that he ended his
life soon after closing the door behind -lm.
The body, dressed only tn the under gar
ments, was lying across the bed In the
room, while on a table nearby was a bloody
razor with which he had ended his life.
According to his friends, Hr. Castles was
broken In health by overwork and had lit
tle connection with the Union Trust com
pany since assuming the presidency of the
Institution on January 1 last, when he
succeeded Edward King. Mr. King had
been president sinoe 187S, but In last No
vember met with an accident which re
sulted In his death ten days later.
Not long ago Mr. Castle's condition be
came so serious that he was sent to a
sanitarium at Kerhonksen, N. T., In Uus
ter county, where ha remained for three
months under treatment First time dur
ing his Illness he was allowed to go to the
bank today, unattended. He was expected
home early In the afternoon and his fail
ure to return started the search which re
vealed his tragic death tonight.
Alexander S. Cochran, a director of the
Union Trust company, speaking officially
for that Institution tonight, said posltlvelpy
that Mr. Castle's sulolde had no bearing
whatever upon financial matters. He was
simply .an overworked man was Mr.
Cockran's explanation of his act In tact,
he said, Mr. Castle's health bad been so
poor that he had rarely been seen around
the Union Trust company since he suc
ceeded Mr. King. John V. B. Thayer, sec
retary and vloe preslrent of the Trust com
pany, made substantially the same state
ment as did Mr.' Castle's brother. Mr.
Castle's widow and. two children are In
the Adlrondocks, where they have been
spending the summer. She was notified
of her husband's death tonight.
The Union Trust company is one of the
largest Institutions of Its kind In the city
and Is situated at (0 Broadway tn the heart
of the financial district.. Up to IMS it was
paying dividends ot to per cent and ts now
considered on tt the strongest banks In
the country. Its surplus and profits
amount to $8,139,770 and Its loans and dis
counts to S39.1S4.690. while the deposits
total nearly S60, 000,000. It maintains a
branch at 425 Fifth avenue at the corner
of Thirty-eighth street
Plugs TelegTaph Wires and Laughs at
Official Who Remonstrate
SHERIDAN, Wyo., Sept. U-8pecial Tel
egram.) After drinking a liberal quantity
of whisky, Arlvlna Papa, a telegraph
operator employed by the Burlington at
Arvada, a small town a few miles east of
Sheridan, conceived an Idea last night of
having a little fun at the expense of the
publlo and Incidentally of the big corpor
ation from which he has been drawing a
salary for a month. "
He changed the wires on the switchboard
and stopped practically all Burlington trains
on the Wyoming division for several hours.
Pope only laughed at those who called him
up over the telephone from this city. At
first he refused to deliver the United States
mall to passenger train No. 43, coming from
the east He was finally arrested and
brought to Sheridan where he was fined
and given a severe lecture by Judge
Charles P. Story. Pope Is unmarried and
Is 23 years old. He has been summarily
discharged by the Burlington company.
Save Their Pay
Records of Paymaster's Department
Reveals They Are Not So Impro
vident as is Believed.
WASHINGTON, Bept IS The popular
Impression that sailors spend all the money
they receive from Uncle Sam Is dissipated
by statistics oomplled by Paymaster Jere
Maupin. His record shows that 7,700 men
are saving and (.300 are helping to support
their families, almost S2.000.UU0 being as
signed tor the former purpose and SI.
600.000 for the latter.
One case which came to the notice of
Paymaster Maupin was that of a man
who wished to exchange a navy check for
SLIM In cash which he wanted to Invest
la land In the west
WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
Postmaster at Conacll Blntfe Allowed
Tws Additional Letter
(From a Staff Correspondent)
WASHINGTON, Sept 1. (Special.)
The poet master at Council Bluffs will be
allowed two additional letter carriers, ef
fective October L
M. M. Maxwell of South Omaha haa been
appointed Inspector's assistant In connec
tion with the Bureau of Annual Industry
Ethel Ji. Field of Lincoln baa been ap
pointed scientific assistant in the . Agri
Lo J. Glennon has been appointed rural
free delivery carrier for route 1 at Cotton,
Personal Counsel of Harriman Be
comes Head of Executive Com
mittee of Union Facifio. -
"HARRIMAN IDEA" DOMINATES
J. H. Schiff and William Rockefeller
L0REE SLATED FOR PRESIDENT
Annual Meeting of Company Will Be
Held October 12.
SOUTHERN PACIFIC MEETS TODAY
J edge Lovett Will Probably Be
Elected Head of Rxentlvo Com. .
mlttee and Sehlff and hooke
feller Will Be Dlrectore.
NEW TORK, Sept 13. The continuance
of the Harriman policies tn the manage
ment of Union Pacific, Southern Pacific
and the chain of allied railroads was made
certain today, temporarily at least when
Robert S. Lovett E. H. Harrlman's per
sonal counsel and close friend, was elected
to succeed Mr. Harriman at the head of
the executive committee ot the Union Pa
To strengthen further the dominance of
the "Harriman Idea," Jacob H. Schiff and
William Rockefeller, both heavily Inter
ested In the Harriman enterprises, were
elected directors in place of Mr. Harriman
and the late H. H. Rogers, and also were
chosen to places on the executive commit
tee. Loree (or President.
The Union Padflo still remains without
a president, as Mr. Harriman occupied this
position also. It is understood, however,
that an operating man probably L. F.
Loree, president of the Delaware ft Hud
son, will be elected for the place at the
annual meeting of stockholders to be held
on October 13. Proxies for this meeting
already In the hands of Judge Lovett and
Alexander Millar, secretary of the Union
Pacific, seem to guarantee that the selec
tion will be dominated by the Harriman
The office which Judge Lovett assumed
today Is the most Important In the manage
ment and financial supervision of the Union
Pacific Judge Lovett's close associations
with Mr Harriman, particularly during the
last weeks of the latter's life, make him.
In the opinion of the Harriman lieutenants,
peculiarly fitted to assume the responsi
bilities of the position. He and Lores, the
slated candidate for the presidency, share
the honor of a close familiarity with Mr.
Harrlman's plans and dreams for the un
developed territory Over which he hoped to
push the asoendanoy ' of his railroad sys
tems. (. J
ioethern Paelfle Meetlagr Today.
The directors of the Southern Pacific will
naaat tomorrow. It ! taken fur granta
that their action 1s fully forecasted by to
day's meeting and, that judge Lovett will
be seated- as chairman of the executive
committee also In Mr. Harrlman's place,
with Jacob Schlft or some other partner
in the firm of-. Kuhn, Loeb Co. at his
right hand as director and member of the
Wall street manifested more than usual
Interest In today's election, In view of the
rumors which went the rounds last week
to the effect that a member of J. P. Mor
gan & Co. would be elected to the Union
Pacific board. No such change developed
and as it stands today the executive com
mittee remains tn the parlance of the street
"A Kuhn-Loeb-Standard Oil board." For,
besides Judge Lovett, Jaoob H. Schiff and
Wllllanl Rockefeller, the members are H.
C. Frlck of Pittsburg; Marvin Hughltt,
president of the Chicago & Northwestern,
and Frank A. Vanderllp of the National
City bank. New York.
Morsjan Not Represented.
The failure of the Morgan interests to
gain a place on the reconstructed board
was a surprise to Wall street, where last
week's rumors had been given credence.
If was pointed out tonight, however,
that possibly the Morgan Interests, fear
ing disastrous results from any radical
changes at this time, may have purposely
postponed the selection of a representative
until the regular annual election In Oc
tober. Of the two new members elected today
the election of Jacob H. Schiff attracted
the widest comment In financial circles,
for the reason that the firm of Kuhn,
Loeb A Co. formally withdrew a few years
ago from active participation in the man
agement of all the railroads for which
they acted aa bankers, . with the declara
tion that It was their policy as a bank
ing house to assume this attltuds.
- No statement could be obtained from
Mr. Schiff as to the apparent change, but
It was authoritatively stated that the In
terests of Kuhn, Loeb A Co. and that of
their powerful foreign connections had be
come so Interested In Union Pacific that
It was believed unwise for the firm to
longer remain aloof from participation In
the government of the road,
Judge Lovett's Career.
Judge Lovett who, In view of his new
offices, becomes for the moment one of
the most prominent railroad men In the
public eye, came to New York city in
laot. Born In Texas, forty-nine years ago,
he entered the railroad business while a
boy as a 340-a-month freight clerk for the
Houston, East and West Texas railroad,
at Houston. While serving as a freight
olerk, he studied law at njght and event
ually became a country counsel for the
railroad. Journeying from village to village
and devoting his talents principally to the
settlement of cattle claim cases. Later
the receivers of ths road made him a dis
trict counsel and his success in straight
ening out the affairs of the bankrupt com
pany won htm promotion to the position
ot general counsel. His next step was a
membership In a firm which represented
the Southern Pacific. He became so val
uable to this system under Mr. Harriman
that he was made general counsel with
offices at Austin. Three years ago Mr.
Harclman brought him to this city.
Crnleer Dee Melnee In Collision.
NEW YORK. Sept U-The United
States cruiser Dee Molnoe collided wlm
the two-masted schooner E. F. Mead to
day while entering the narrows off New
York harbor. A hole waa stove in the
schooner anildshlp, and she began to fill
with water. The cruiser was uninjured.
Contract for New Shin.
WiSUlNnTnul r c sj.,. arm,
Cramps. Sons Co. were today formally
awarded the contracts for constructing one
each of the new Ameiii-an dreadnoughts
of 36O0O tuns to be officially known as
th Wyoming and the Arkansas.
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From the Philadelphia Inquirer.
EDITORS, EAGLES AND OPREY
Samson Welcomes Great Crowd at His
NIGHT OF SONG, MIRTH, SPEECH
Performance la Splendid and Visitors
Eeetatle la Their . Words of
Praise tor the Beaatlea
f the Realm.
Editors were pushed aside fcy shear force
of numbers of the Eagles and by the size
of their badges at the den Monday night.
when the beautiful oprey of "Paprika
Schnitzel" was rendered with great feeling
to a happy throng of thousands. Country
editors took notets'V. . the Tarts of the
wonderful performance they- would write
about and the Eagles had-to, hold on to
their pit feathers to keep from' shaking
them all out from laughter.
The night was billed as 'Editors' night
but th) advanoe guard of the Eagles', con
vention turned out In such profusion that
the editors ware almost lost In the crowd,
although T. W. McCullough and O. M.
Hitchcock held up the scribes' end of the
No more enthuslastlo bunch of "undesir
able citizens" waa ever taken on board
the pirate ship than last night, and so
anxious were all to take the oath of alle
giance to King Ak-Sar-Bcn that Grand
Worthy Chancellor B. F.- Thomas had to
hustle to beat them to It on the adminis
tration of the oath. They simply gloomed
the words of wisdom given forth by Grand
Worthy Counsellor George S. Powell. The
"bull pen" was crowded to overflowing
when Grand Mufti McCullough called the
guests to order that the. oath might be
administered, and all were more than
ready for the fun.
Oprey ' Want la Gotham.
Since the news has gone broadcast over
the land that President Taft Is to Join
Ak-Sar-Ben and Is to bear the oprey,
"Paprika Schnitzel," the board of govern
ors have been ' getting all kinds of offers,
but one arrived last' night-during the per
formance which the directors are seriously
considering accenting. The New York
Hippodrome has offered to give "Paprika"
the run of that famous. playhouse for a
week or a month during January.
Men, men, men that Is the cry. Men
for the floats and men to ride the horses
In the big electrical parade. Men must
be had, and all who would like to ride
through the streets amidst the gaze of ad
miring thousands on the biggest night of
the year need only to report to Charles
Karbach and they will be fitted out
After announcing that there were now
1,224 paid members of the order, Grand
Mufti McCullough welcomed the Eagles to
Omaha on behalf of King Ak-Sar-Ben.
"All Omaha Is busy, but you will find
nobody too busy to give you a glad hand
and a courteous smile," said Colonel Mc
Cullough. "We want you to return to your
homes with the recollection that you had
(Continued on Second Put.)
One man's meat
is another man's
- poison. You may
wantwhat the other
man is glad to sell
for a song.
Under the head of "Offered
for Sale" is most everything
you can think of. Make it a
practice to read these ads.
You will find it will be more
than worth you time.
You will find real .bargains
every day on the want ad.
pages, that will save you
Have you read th want ada yet
The Only Way
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2 'y? I--.
It Waa Very Careless of Dr. Cook to Overlook This Simple Means of Proof.
from Bath House
Ten Persons Seriously Injured in San
Francisco by Aocident
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept It-Half a
score of persons were , Injured, several
probably fatally, when a boiler tn the
Lurllne baths at 2183 Geary street ex
ploded today. Woman patrons were blown
through the windows of . their eompart
menta Into the street and the building
was almost completely wrecked.
The boiler was UvrowtroML it& founda
tion and h 1 ir)mA ItiniiDh V, . ,.9 1. 1
bito the middle of Geary street From the
second floor of the structure men and
women were blown throueh arrest a-nn. in
the walls and the windows!
Mrs. Eliza Elchler of H Saltoit avenue
was an occupant of one of the compart
ments. She shot through a window and ta.r
Into the street where she landed In an un
conscious heap. Mrs. Elchler is not ex
pected to survive.
Mrs. Joseph Obenshaw-Pholte, sister of
Mrs. Elchler, was In the same room and
was more or less severely hurt. Eight men
were also severely hurt.
Inventor of New
Asks for Patent
French Engineer Claims to Have Ma
chine that Will Transport Pas
sengers and Merchandise.
PARIS, Sept. 11 Francis Laur. a French
engineer and inventor, announces the In
vention of a flying omnibus capable of
transporting merchandise and passengers,
and he has officially asked the
council to grant him a franchise for the
city of Pitrls. He claims to
French patents, but explains he Is unable
10 reveal the details of the machine pend
ing acquirement of foreign patents.
HIDES ARE BEING RUSHED
FROM FRANCE TO AMERICA
Foreign Maanfactarers Are Alarmed
at Condition Blne Passage of
Sw Tariff Act.
PARIS, Sept. IS. French exports to the
United States, instead of diminishing, have
increased rapidly under the new tariff. Tie
total for the month of August shows an
increase of 74 per cent over that of August
1S08. The greatest Increase was in hides,
which are being rushed over to America In
snch quantities as to alarm French manu
facturers, who foresee tha America may
monopolize the tanning Industry and oblige
them to import their leather.
Chicago Rustles Big Chair
for Taft in Base Ball Stand
CHICAQO, Sept IS. In anticipation of a
great influx of country visitors on the occa
sion of President Taft's visit to Chicago
next Thursday Chief of Detectives Wood
today prepared to free, the city of eonfl-
denre men, pickpockets and "police char
Captain Wood called flftv itotr.tlva h.
fore him and instructed them to sweep the
streets clean of the gentry who prey on the
unwary and unsophisticated.
Every minute of the DreaMnnt'a at
has been mapped out and Leroy T. Steward,
tne ehlef of police, has arranged for the
closest police guard at every nnint. Th.
chief has scouted over every foot of ground
wiucn me president win cover from the
moment he steps from the Lake Shore train
at Fifty-fifth street at 11 :U a. m. untU he
departs at 1:46 a. m. Friday tor Milwaukee.
ini preotaeui is expected to speak in
STATEHOME FOR SICKEAGLES
Sanitarium for Tuberculosis Members
of Nebraska Aerie.
VOTES TO MAZE APPROPRIATION
Action Taken at Anaaal Convention
Being Held at Benson State
Physician Proposed, bnt la
Held la Abeyance.
Although they worked In opposition to
the preparations for the national conven
tion as a counter attraction and In the
face of Inclement weather aa a reducer ot
attendance, the Eagle delegates to the
fourth annual Nebraska aerie succeeded
inv opening the convention- at Benson Um.
day In the Eagle auditorium and hnMin
two sessions, not . record breakers for at
tendance, but very enthusiastic meetings,
considering the size of the delegations.
Seventeen Nebraska towns and cities,,
with more han fifty delegates, were rep
resented at' each of the meetings. These
owns were Omaha, South Omaha. Flor
ence, McCook, North Bend, Plattsmouth,
Hartlngton. Fremont, Norfolk. Blair. Lin
coln, Elkhorn, Chadron, North Platte,
Benson and Beatrloe.
The national gathering at Omnha rut
down the attendance from this cltv nrt
kept State President Ryder away from
tne Benson aerie with his labor In taking
care of the needs of the delegates to the
grand aerie. He was able to snend r.u,
minutes at the opening session, being there
to call the meeting to order and to make
a short speech. But after that he left the
convention In charge of Vice President
Jule Althaus of Omaha, who presided at
the afternoon meeting.
Krauk Ileriagr Speaks.
At the morning; meeting the most Im
portant part of the program waa an ad
dress by Orand Worthy Vice President
Frank E. Herring of South Bend, Ind.,
who becomes the next president of the
grand aerie. His talk dealt with the future
of the fraternity and the part that Ne
braska and its local aeries had to play n
k,ePjng the order on an upward path.
State President Ryder and Mayor Charles
Tracy, who welcomed the Eagles to Ben
son, each made short talks at the opening
The delegates went Into erntlv ..i..
in the afternoon and excluded all but mem
bers of the Nebraska aerie from their
assembly room. At this session two rather
Important resolutions were presented ask
ing xor action ty the grand aerie. One,
introduced by F. XL Jones of H.mih rm,.k.
recommended that the grand aerie appro
priate money to build a home for Eagles
afflicted with tuberculosis. The other was
presented by Dr. A. J. Ames of North
Platte and recommended that h
aerie create the office of grand physician.
The first resolution was adopted and the
second one will be passed at the fii-nt mol
The afternoon meeting was opened by
Vice President Althaus at 1 nvi.oiv i;--
eral of the state officers hin- .i.,..
appointed the following officers for tsm.
porary service: Vice president, Ir. A Ames
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formally at a luncheon given him by the
Commercial club and to make an Important
address at Orchestra hall In the evening.
The greatest Interest centers In the latter
event, as the president 1 expected to deal
with the recent session of congress which
revised the tariff.
The spectacular feature of his visit will be
the review of 160.000 school children. Mr.
Taft occupying an automobile win k.
driven through miles of boulevards lined
with white-clad school children maii
small American flags.
The box which the president and party
will occupy at the National league base
ball park when the Chicago and New York
clubs meet is balna refitted with chair. t
ample comfort The box Is back ot first
case near the Chicago players' bench and
is considered by the malorltv of uiihn.i.
asta to ba the most advantageous position
In the stands.
National Gathering of Eagles Holds
First Session at the Auditorium
ONLY ONE ADMITTING THE PUBLIC
Large Supply of Oratory Will Be
Uncorked at the Start.
LOCAL AND VISITING TALENT
Mayor Dahlman Will Throw Open
City to Its Guests,
JEFFERIS FOR COMMERCIAL CLUB
Visitors Will Not Want tor Weloama
or Felicitations Political Pot
la Kept Stirring Among
BAoz.a coTtirriow rmoa&AX.
At 10 a. m. the grand aerie will as
semble at the Auditorium for optnlag
Invocation by ftoberk X Wheeler, X.
of South Omaha.
Address of welcome by Mayor Varna &
Address on behalf of the Omaha Com
mercial club by A, W. Jefferla,
Tsllcitations by Worthy President
George T. West of Omaha aerie and
Chairman Bobart 7. Baoon of the con
Xespoases by Orand Worthy President
Konaghan and other grand officers.
All members of the local committee
will have ssats oa platform. This fuao
tloa In the Auditorium will be open to
K f. U. Automobile rides for visit
ing ladles. Assemble at Bee building.
3i30 to B V. M. Band oonoert at Sana
oom park. Pennsylvania plonlo.
7i48 P. M. Theater party tor TurtsU;
8:00 P. BtV Bag-les program at "Sen,"
10:00 A. M. Tlslt to packing houses at
South Omaha and luncheon under aus
ploes of South Omaha aerie.
& too T. at. Tour through retail stores
by visiting ladles. Every store In parade
8:30 P. af Visit to wholesale dlstriot
nnder escort of home exourslon eom
mlttee of Omaha Oommeroial oluh.
Only One Pnbllo Session.
Omaha will have Its first and only op-
portulnty to see a real Eagles' convention
In full working order this morning at 10
At that time the session of the grand
aerie will be called to order by Robert
F. Bacon, and to this session and to thla
one alone the general public la Invited.
All other meetings ot the high rulers ot
the order will be held secret' ,
Eagle oratory will be above par at' the
first seaslon. From . the time the gavel
raps order until the session closes at noon
speakers of local and national reputation
will be sounding the praises of Eagiedom
After Mr. Bacon calls the convention to
order Rev. Robert li. Wheeler, D. D., of
South Omaha will offer the Invocation.
Mr. Bacon will then welcome the delegates
to the city and will turn the chair over
to George F. West, president of the local
aerie, who will be the presiding officer
for the day. On behalf of the city Mayor
Dahlman will then extend a welcome to
the visitors and, figuratively, will turn the
city over to them. John J. Ryder, presi
dent of the state aerie, will extend felicita
tions. A. W. Jefferla will addrem the con
vention as a representative of the Omaha
Commercial club and the grand officers
will respond. Individually, on behalf of the
order to the welcoming addresses. Th
seeslon will cIobs with Invocation by Rev.
T. J. Mackay.
Big; Crowd Expected.
The opening meeting of the grand aerie
Is usually made the occasion for a big
turnout by visiting Eagles and local peo
ple, and It Is expected the Auditorium
will be crowded Tuesday morning .when
the gavel falls.
Tho serious business of the convention
will be taken up at the afternoon session.
Committee reports and reports of officers
will be the principal order of business.
All these will be offered in exeoutltve ses
sion. The judiciary committee, which will
handle the principal questions tn regard
to a change of the laws of ths order,1
will submit Its report Friday morning.
The report will be awaited with consid
erable Interest on account of the prob
lems 1( will present for solution.
To aid Mrs. George Rogers In providing
entertainment for the large number of
women who will arrive Tuesday, ths local
committee Is scouring the city for a re
ception committee. It announces It heeds
fifty local women to act as a reoeptlon
committee and makes the request that
all women who are willing to assist reg
ister at the committee room at ths fraeV
Two More Want Convention.
Two new aspirants for the next conven
tion appeared Monday afternoon in the
Reading, Pv, and Saratoga, N. T., dele
gation. The delegates announce they are
out for the plum and were doing some
electioneering during the afternoon. -
E. W. ('snip of Knoxville, Tenn., is
boosting for the largest territory ot any
one at the con.ventlon. Mr. Camp repre
sents all that area south of the Mason
and Dixon line.
"I am out to get any old offlos for the
south," he announced. "I don't cars much
what It Is. All I want Is to get something
for the south."
Several hundred delegates from aperies
located south of the Ohio will aid Mr.
Camp In getting something for Dixie land.
The Knights of Columbus have planned
a stag party for members ot that order
among the visiting delegates. The party
will be held Tuesday evening at the
rooms of the order In the Board of Trade
Politics Get Warm.
With the arrival of big delegations from
east, west, north and aouth, the politicians
around the lobby of the Paxton hoUsl be
gan to warm up yesterday, and prac
tically all the new arrivals had pinned to
the lapels of their coats flashing ribbons
of various colors, announcing their prefer
ence fur grand worthy vice president or
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