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VOL. XXX IX -NO. 16.
OMAIIA, SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 3, 1909 SIX SECTIONS FORTY PAGES.
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Woman Regarded as Successor to
Mrs. Eddy Has Been Teach
Opposition Press Starts Campaign to
Force Resignation of Pres
ident of France.
In the Land of Plenty
KL(1 WARMS UP.
Ak-Sar-Ben Has Things in Shape for
One Grand Finish This
am t City of Roses ii Arranged
i Much to the President's
DID NOT ATTEND FUNERAL
OLD HIGHWAY BEGINS TO HUM
a h ffff f L
' HAVE CHANCE TO SEE HIM
l 'ended Tour Oyer the City is Made
'CHOOL CHILDREN ARE MASSED
Living Flag of 20,000 Little Ones
Much Impresses Executive.
TIME FOR GAME OF GOLF
Vint City Where President Ilaa Had
Any Time for Himself Man
with Camera aad Revolver
Arrested on Suspicion.
PORT1.AND, Ore., Oct. J.-Carrylng out
a program which was arranged with espec
ial reference to his comfort and conven
ience and yet calculated to Rive the people
of the entire city an opportunity to see
him. President Tart spent what he declared
to be one of the pleaaantest days of his
western trip In Portland today.
The day of the president's visit was one
of cloudless skies and a summer sun. There
was but one untoward Incident the arrest
of a man who carried a camera and in his
efforts to Ret Into the front rank of spec
tators Just as the president was leaving
his hotel caused hia apprehension by the
police. When the man, who frave his name
as Arthur O. Wright, was searched a re
volver ar-1 an extra supply of ammunition
was fourd upon him. Wright tells a straigt
He states that he Is a draftsman In the
employ of C. W. A F. Smith Iron company
of Roxbury, Mass., and that his mother
lives In Bellerlca, Mass., and his father at
Lowell In the same state. Wright ex
plained Ms possession of a special police
bailee by saying It was given him five
years a so by Chief of Police Hosmer.
Wright says he has been on a three
months' pleasure Jaunt through the west.
The police will hold him pending further
examination Into his antecedents.
Ids LIMB ria,.
During the forenoon the president re
ceived from 20.000 school children a tribute
which brought tears to his eyes. The boys
and girls were banked In red, white and
blue rows In the grandstand on Multnomah
field to form a "lilvng flag."
This form of tribute has been offered at
other cities vlslied by Mr. Taft on his trip,
but al no other place approached the mag
nitude of what proved to be the distinct
feature of the day.
The president entered the field through
a gate at the crest of a hill and the view
of .Ln'Ji'Ji!lEA .iW&tln uPn blm all at
onoe cJ.l out tt expivaslju of wuuCrr.
ment anil delight. Ilia entrance was the
signal for an outburst of cheerfng from the
fresh young voices which continued until
Mr. Taft had taken the place arranged
for him on a stand directly facing the
"flag." Then he witnessed a drill by the
children which combined with their cheers
Inspired him. he declared, as had no other
sight In all his tralvels.
President Mara Impressed.
Following the motions of a leader, the
children stooped from view then sprang
to their feet with a cheer which fairly
pierced the ear and waved red, white and
blue banners in a perfect storm of flutter
ing colors. Then at the command of the
leader to spell "Taft" one set of children
with a loud shout of "T" held up yellow
banners to form that letter. Then came the
"A," the "F" and tha final "T" followed
by a crashing cry of "Taft," which seemed
to echo back again from tha far-distant
During the exhibition the president stood
with eyes fixed upon the children. He
asked that the spelling be repeated and it
was, then the tears came. A waits was
played by a band. The children were a
mass of moving colors, which caused Mr.
Taft unconsciously to nod his head from
side to side In unison with the music and
the flowing picture before him. When the
drill v. as ended and the children had been
called to attention the president addressed
a few words to them.
Address to Children.
"I did not Intend to make a speech." he
said, "but I have been so inspired by you
that I cannot refrain from expressing my
gratitude for your wonderful drill and the
beautiful effect. It Inspires us who see It
and I hope you who participate In It with
a sense of patriotism and love of country.
I have been greeted by the school children
of nearly every city I have visited, but
no exhibition, no demonstration has been
more beautiful than this. You cull your
city "The City of Koses," because of the
beautiful flowers, but I look now upon
W.OOO human rosea, upon which I congratu
late your city and your parents much
mora. I hope that you will cherish this oc
casion as one which will bring back with
Its memory the loyal thought of love of
country. Ood bless you all."
Drive Over the City.
The president arrived In Poiiiuiu at 7
o'clock this morning and his day began
with a breakfast at the Hotel Portland as
guesi of the local committee of entertain
ment. Then came a ride by automobile
through the principal streets. The city
was splendidly decorated and the crowd
which lined the route of march suggested
a holiday. The president has been anxious
that In every city be has visited the people
should have an opportunity of satisfying
the always prevalent desire to see the pres
ident of the country, regardless of who
may temporarily hold that office, and has
been vexed at one or two places where
the srrsngements for the general public
was uoi satisfactory. The Portland tribute
today was one of the most enthusiastic he
has had. The ride of the president through
I he city made the occasion of a mili
tary display by the L'nlted States forces
stationed at Vancouver barracks under
Brigadier Oeneral Maus, commanding the
lcpariueut of the Columbia, the troops be
ing reviewed by the president at the con
clusion of their escort duly.
tiaane af ftolf.
Mr. Taft as the luncheon guest of the
cStlsens of Portland. In the carefully se
lected menu of which fresh strawberries
were a dortded feature.
Folio In the luncheon the president had
five hours of Uine to dispose of as he
Continued, wa sleguad, Paga
BOSTON. Oct. !. Alfred Farhnr. chair
man of the committee on publication of the
First Church of Christ, Scientist, today
confirmed a report that Mrs. Augusta E.
Stetson of New York had been dirmlssed
from the bod v of Christian Scientists. Mr
Farlow declined to comment on the esse,
but In reply to a question as to he effect
of the action on members of the church
"It Is to be hoped they will receive It In
a Christian manner and tieat it accord
ingly." Mrs. stetson was one of the most Influ
ential members of the church and had been
referred to as a probable successor to Mrs.
Mary Riker Eddy as head of the organisa
tion. It Is alleged that Mrs. Stetson has
been teaching erroneous doctrines, and be
cause of this and other alleged Irregular
practice" the board of directors of the
church voted to dismiss her.
of Sunken Boat
Now Law Student
Commander of Republic at Fifty
Years of Age Enters Ann Ar
bor as Freshman.
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 2 Captain
Ininan Sealby, commander of the White
Star line steamer Republic when It was
sunk last February after a collision with
the Italian steamer Florida, has entered
the University of Michigan as a freshman
law student at 50 years of age.
The collision, with the litigation which
has failed to determine the responsibility
for it, turned Captain Selby's attention to
admiralty law and its opportunities.
"I want to be treated like any other
freshman in Ann Arbor, Captain Selby
said today. "If there la any ducking of
freshmen done, I want my share."
Los Angeles to
'Frisco for Dollar
Coast Steamship Lines Engage
Rate War and People Travel
1XS ANGELES. Cat., Oct. l-The war
of the coast steamship companies Is on In
costly earnest and a passenger can ride
from Ios Angeles to Kan Francisco, meals
Included, for tl. Tne thousands of home
seekers that have reached California on
reduced tourist rates from the east "are
taking advantage of the steamship family
war and crowding the roast vessels to
their capacity. Railroad travel has fallen
MORE SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR
Appeal for Aid Beat by Congressman
Bron sard for Refugees of
NEW ORLEANS, Oct. t-An earnest ap
peal to the federal authorities for further
assistance for the storm sufferers in Ter
rebonne parish has been sent to Washing
In addition to a supply of 30.000 small
rations dree ted for distribution by the
War department Congressman Brousanl
has asked for 100 tents, 800 double mat
tresses and 800 double blankets. More than
2.0U0 persons are still homeless and without
means of Self-support.
BIG DIKE FOR PATHFINDER DAM
Work tu Prevent Danger Which
Threatened the Monster Dam
CASPER. Wyo., Oct. 2-(Special.) The
reclamation service Is advertising for bids
for the construction of a gigantic dike at
the l'ailif niler dam, forty-five miles above
Camper on the .Sweetwater river. The work
will Involve the handling of about 160.000
cubic yards of earth excavation. 8,000 cubic
yards of pavement and 1000 yards of con
crete mas nry. the estimated cost of which
will he l-jso.otw. The successful bidder
must begl:i work on the Job at once, for
It Is deshed that the dike be completed
before the spring floods of 1S10, so as to
avert the danger that threatened last
spring when high water ran around one
end of the dam and for a time threatened
to cause a destructive flood In the PUtte
Thirteenth Regiment is a
Product of the Revolution
Ak-Sar-Ben visitors who may sec the
Thirteenth infantry In lis military maneu
vers during the carnival may feel a larger
Interest in the regiment If they know that
It Is one of the most historic In the army
and dates back to the close of the revolu
The regiment was organised during the
latter years of the revolutionary epoch
from the continental troops. It was made
a regimental organisation during the war
of IM2 and as such look part in that war,
the Seminole and Mexican wars.
Like other regular army regiments, It
underwent a reorganisation at Uie outbreak
of the civil war and was finally molded
Into its present organisation in May lsSl,
with Wtlltara Tecumseh Sherman as the
colonel. This was "Uncle Billy" Sher
man of the later years of the war one of
the triumvirate of "Grant, Sherman and
Gheiidan," the most conspicuous of the
generals of the union army of that history,
The entire service of the Thirteenth dur
ing the civil was Is a part of the history
of the Army of the Cumberland and Army
of the Tennessee, and Its battle flags In
clude the names of the greatest battles of
the wseusra aJTW). AX tha ioae of Uie ax
Absence from Services for Officers
Killed by Aeroplane Seised Upon.
CABINET MINISTERS AT CHURCH
First Occasion of Kind Since Recent
Break with Rome.
TRIBUTE OF COMMON GRIEF
Vision of State and Charrh Joining;
in MonrnlnaT for Heroes Strikes
a Sympathetic and Pop
PARIS,. Oct. 2 The opposition press has
inaugurated a bitter campaign against
President Failures for his neglect to attend
the funeral at Versailles this week of the
four army officers who lost their lives In
the destruction of the dirigible balloon
Republlque at Moullns, September 25. To
day the Figaro Joins In the criticism, re
calling several similar instances of lack of
tact on the part of the president, but
placing the chief responsibility on the mem
bers of his entourage.
The Figaro says that public sentiment has
been particularly aroused because M. Fal
lieres did not even send a wreath of flower
to place beside the floral offering of Em
peror William, and the absence of the exe
cutive has been especially marked because
the funeral services were the first occasion
since the separation of church and state In
France, when the French cabinet officially
attended a church service. Although no
official greetings were exchanged between
the archbishop and the officiating clergy
men and the members of the government,
such as would have occurred in the days
of the concordat, Premier Brland and the
ministers were present Inside a church and
the vision of church and state Joining in a
common tribute of grief at a time of na
tional mourning struck a aympathetlc
chord. Heretofore, on occasions like the
eisaster to the battleship Jena, M. Fallieies,
M. Clememeau and the members of the
government were present without entering
the church. Newspapers like L' Eclair In
sist that M. Fallieres should resign.
No official explanation of the president's
absence is made known, but there Is a well
known tradition that the president of the
republic does not attend funerals of officers
below the relative rank of ambassador.
More Troops to
Go to Africa
SpaLi Will Hurry Fifeeii Thousand
Men to Morocco in Effort to
MADRID. Oct. 2 It Is understood here I
that the government after consultation
with General Marino, the commander of !
the Spanish forces in Morocco, has decided
to continue aggressive operations against
Reinforcements to the number of 15.000
men will be sent to Africa and a regiment
01 lancers already has. left. Mount Guruga
will be permaently occupied and in addi
tion the Spaniards will hold a big piece
of territory with Teutan as a base until
the payment by Morocco of an Indemnity
NO AUTOS ALLOWED
ON STREETS OF BAR HARBOR
Teat of Right' to Exclude Made aad
rparld by Hlehest Malae
Al'Gl'STA, Me.. Oct. 2-The ordinance
excluding automobiles from the streets of
Bar Harbor, passed by the town govern
ment, Is declared constitutional by the
law court, the highest tribunal In Maine,
in a rescript handed down today. The
case, which has occupied attention in town
governments and state courts for nearly
a year, grew out of the attempts of 3. H.
May early In the summer to drive through
the town In an automobile as a taw test.
PRINCE KUNI COMING WEST
Japanese Hoyal Y isltor Rt perls to
Make Visit to Chicago with
NEW YORK, Oct. 2-The prince and
princess Kunl of Japan gave a luncheon
today at the Hotel liata to fifty guests.
The prince and princess will leave here
tomorrow for Chicago, where they remain
until the evening of the 6th, and then go
to San Francisco. The trip will be strictly
Incognito and no official functions will
the Thirteenth was sent to the plains and
did heroic service In the west and north
west against the Indians.
It was one of the compact and efficient
organisations of the army at the outbreak
of the Spanish-American war and was one
of the first of the regular regiments called
Into the service. It ment through the Cu
ban campaign and later took part in the
Philippine campaigns and has been in ac
tive service since.
It mas a Thirteenth man who gave birth
to the expression, "i am a regular, not a
hero," that has since become one of the
treasured legends of the army. The Thir
teenth has always been a "regular" regi
ment and has carried on its work with that
stoical fortitude that has been character
istic of the regular army. It has not been
blessed, or cursed, with a press agent to
emblason its work. The regiment has per
formed duty quietly, effectively and
faithfully and today ranks as one of the
solid regiments of the army.
It Is at present commanded by Colonel
Robert II. R. Loughborough, with Wil
liam A. Nlohols as lleutsuant colonel and
Majors Wilds P. Richardson, James H. Mc
Rae and Frank L. Winn as the rciuaiaJar
uf lb field staXf,
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From the Indianapolis News.
HIGH FLIGHT BY WRIGHT
Aeroplane Reaches Altitude of Over
1,606 Feet at Potsdam.
CROWN PRINCE FOR PASSENGER
Future Emperor of Germany Makes
Ten Minute Trip vrlth American
and la Dellarhted with
POTSDAM, Oct. 2.-Orvllle Wright to
day broke his own and all other records
for high flying, lie reached the unpre
cedented height of more than I.6O0 feet, al
though an official me.isurmeiit was not ta
ker. He lino a red letter day In a double
sente in his experience as an aviator, tak
ing up Crown Prince Frederick William as
a passenger and more than doubling the
altitude record which he made recently
ovei the same field.
The crown prince had been constancy
urging Wright, since he first saw the
American fly, to take him up as a pas
senger. Wright evadi-d this responsibility
while making flights at the Tempelhoi
field, owing to the unfavorable winds, bui
since the beginning of the flights at Born
Btedt field, near Potsdam, the prince had
been telephoning the aviator every morn
ing, asking hlnr If he was ready to gratify
his request. Wright finally consented to
day. Crown Prince Delighted.
The prince reached . the field at t.ao tu
the afternoon, without his adjutant. Afic,
drawing on his overcoat at Wright's sug
gestion to save his uniform thai it mighi
not be spattered with oil, the prince took
his seat alongside the aviator and the ma
chine rose In the air. U light kept Ii at a
height of about twenty feet for a brief
period, but the crown prince exclaimed;
Kiually tlie aviator went above sixty
feet and the crowds heartily cheered the
prince, who waved back Ills acknowledge
ments. Tlie aeroplane glided back to the
starting point ten minutes later.
The crown prince congratulated Mr.
Wright on the easy and safe motion of
the aeroplane, and presented him with a
souvenir of tlie occasion, a diamond and
ruby pin. containing the letter W and
crown. He watched the daring aviator
make his high flight, which also was
viewed by a large multitude. While the
machine was at Its greatest altitude ex
cursionists on a Haval steamer, three
miles distant, thought It was a big box
kite that was in the air and were sur
prised wiieil further evolutions showed
the objert to be Wright's aeroplane.
Aviator Tells of Flight.
When he returned to the earth, Wright,
speaking of hi marvelous fgllght, said:
"I never flew so high before. No
measurement was taken, but I estimate
that I reached an altitude of 500 meters
( 1.637 feet). It is difficult to gauge
height, but I make the estimate from the
time it took me from the starting point
to the greatest altitude.
"Immediately atter rising, I set the
height rudder at the minimum and kept
climbing steadily for fifteen minutes,
until the field ami adjacent country re
minded me of the picture I had from
(Continued on Second Page.)
An almost com
plete directory of
the various rooms
in Omaha will be
tound in the want
ad pages of The
The easiest way to find the
kind of a room that you want
is to glance through the large
list of rooms which are offered
Have you read tnt ml ads.
t, today I
in Line to Get
Pick of Homes
Rash of Settlers is On for Tripp
County Farms at Gregory
GREGORY, 8. D., Oct. X. fSpeeis! Tele
gram.) Five hundred persons have filed
for Tripp county land, and NOO were In line
for land this morning. Ths line began
forming at 4 o'clock yesterday. Hundreds
of squatters In Tripp county got on the
land at 12 o'clock last night and raced to
the land office here, after that In autos,
wagons, buggies and on horses. Fifteen
hundred people Were In the street around
the land office at 9 o'clock this morning.
One man was reported shot near Denver,
but no particulars are available. Many
relinquishments and contests have been
filed. The crowd is orderly and well man
aged by Messrs. Burns and Klppenbrock,
register and receiver of the Gregory land
PIERRE, S. D.. Oct. 2,-Speclal.)-The
notaries association has completed all ar
rangements for the registration for Chey
enne river lands and the doors will be
opened Immediately after midnight Sunday
night and be kept open continuously until
midnight of the following Saturday night.
The registration envelopes will not. as In
past registrations, be numbered and the
only times at which the number of regis
trailons can be secured will be at the
changing of shifts at 8 in the morning, 4 In
the afternoon and midnight when each
cashier will have to check up.
I'p to this evening there Is not any great
indication of rush business for the first
shift, but tomorrow trains are expected
to bring the first rush. While there may
be crowds waiting for registration at cer
tain times, as the order of registration
means nothing to the applicant, It Is not
likely that there will be any great amount
The gas belt exposition will bring a large
crowd the first week to see the Indian
shows and other attractions and will help
swell the crowd for next week.
CORN PALACE GREAT SUCCESS
Marine Band Makes n lilt and Draws
Bin Crowd at Karh Per
formance, MITCHELL, S. D Oct. i (Fpeclal Tele
gram.) Tonight Mitchell's Corn Palace
came to a most glorious and successful
close, the attendance today being the larg
est of any closing day in any year of the
palace, and tonight the streets were
crowded for five blocks after the palace
Confetti throwing and all known kinds of
fun were turned looe. The palaoe will
more than pay out this year. After the
I'rilted Stales Marine band has nearly fin
ished Its concert a great ovation was ten
dered the organization by the citizens.
President Burns made a short talk and
Mayor Hitchcock presented Lieutenant San
telman wit4i a boquet of flowers as an ex
pression of the good feeling toward him
and his men.
Tlie palace has not had a small crowd
day or evening during the week and over
jo.OOO people have been in the city since the
opening day. Good order has been main
The Marine band leaves Sunday noon
over the Milwaukee road for Omaha, and
will visit three other cities for the rest of
the week under the management of the
Corn Palace committee. The band is ac
companied by Secretary Ness.
German Stork Can Fly
Faster Than Royal Auto
BLRLl.N. Oct. 'i(jn Prince Freder
ick, whose wife gave Mith to a sou the
night of aeptember 30. was prevented by a
seiies of mishaps from leaching home In
time fur the event.
The crown prince had been hunting in
the forests of Pumrrania. A courier, sent
out to bring him In, reached his side just
after he had brought down a slag. The
trcwu prince bavleued. jo the LuiilUf
STRIKERS ARE GOING BACK
Company Says One Hundred and
Twenty-Three Are Working.
RALSTON MEN HAVE RETURNED
Reanme Work with Approval of
In Ion and Without Prejudice
of Employers Pratt Ap
peals to Governor.
One hundred and twenty-three striking
street car men had returned to work at
8 o'clock. Saturday night according to As
sistant General Manager Leuseler.
"Four hundred and twelve men have
been regularly employed now by the com
pany," said Mr. Leussler. "Seventy-five
strike breakers have been displaced and
sent back to Chicngo. At this rate of
progress all of the places will be filled In
two or three days."
The striking carmen formerly In the
employ of the Ralston Interurban line, will
go back to work at once. At a meeting of
the executive board of the Carmen's union
it was decided to permit these men to ac
cept terms offered by tiie company. The
union thus places the stamp of approval
on the return of the Ralston men.
A comniltteo of the Ralston employes
held a conference with the manHgement
of the line and received in reply a state
ment that the strikers would be re-employed
on Individual contract and restored
to their seniority. The terms of the wage
scale are unchanged. No reference to a
union is made In the terms offered by
the company. This communication, signed
by W. D. Crist, general manager of the
Ralston line, oontalns this passage:
"We have been and always will be ready
and willing to meet with our men and
discuss any differences which rise from
time to time."
The strike leaders delare that the return
of the Ralston men Is not in any way to
be considered a breaking from the ranks
of the union. The men, they assert, went
out only because they did not want to
operate cars over the Omaha city system
In contact with nonunion men. This much
they have waived. Eleven men are af
fected by the move. All men reported by
o'clock Saturday night.
.Normal Service Monday,
The street railway company has an
nounced that complete service on the en
tire system will be given by Monday. The
oompany continues' to fill the places of the
strikers. Cars were operated up to 11
o'clock Friday night.
President Wattles says that there Is no
change in the aspect of the situation from
the company's standpoint. He has received
nothing from the governor in regard to the
In the strikers' camp there is little going
on, but expressions of Indignation at the
Interruption of the meeting at Twenty
fourth and Ames avenue Friday night.
C. O. Pratt declares that he will seek
The strikers claim to have filled twenty
of the petitions In circulation for the
cheap fare ordinance. This gives them
names. Ben Commons says there are oW
In circulation. The ptlttuns must he
filled by Monday to connect Willi the No
A benefit dance was given at South hide
Turner hall Saturday night.
Pratt Appeals to Officials.
C. O. Pratt held conferences with -Assistant
City Attorney Dunn and County
Attorney English in regard to the liiieriup-
(Continued on Second 1'age )
lodge and started for borne al ioghtfail in
an autoinubUe. The mat-bine balked and
several hours ware lost lnx effecting re
pairs. Tha crown prim then became lost
on the forest roads In a fog. At 1 o'clooc
In the morning be found a forester tj
put bins on bis way. He reached borne at .
4 a. m. of October 1. and was greeted at
bis door with tha news that a sun had !
beiu Loru far Lours before j
Scene of Great Times and Will Be
Scene of Greater.
BIG CROWDS APE NOW COMING
Before Them is a Week of Entertain
ment Royal Indeed.
FORT OMAHA PLACE TCR TODAY
Rase Ilall, Hand Music and Military
Maneuvers Will lie Presented
by the (ruir I'rre to
KnrG 'S HTOIT VV.T FXOOKAM.
Howards Wire Walkers 1:30 and S:30
THE BIO DATS.
Tuesday, October 6 fireworks.
Wednesday, October 6 Eleotrloal pa
radc. Thursday, Octobsr 7 Military parade,
Friday, Octobor 8 Coronation ball.
Saturday, Cotober t Japanese Tea
HILITABT EXERCISES AT POKT
Band concert, 4 to S p. Second Cav.
Band concert, S to 6 p. m., Thirteenth
Base ball games: Riley ag-alnst S-ea
Moines, 10 a. m.; Fort Omaha against
Blley, 1:30 p. m.
Cavalry saddle sqnsd drill, 3:30 p. m.
Cavalry bareback sqnad drill, 3:43 p. m.
Musical cavalry saber drill, 4:00 p. m.
Infantry parade, Thirteenth Infantry,
4:1S p. m.
Conoert, Thirteenth Infantry hand, 4:30
1907. 1S08. ISO.
Wednesday 2.E6J 4.373 3,443
Thursday 6,837 7.908 4,164
rrtdar 908 8,677 4,997
Saturday 33,100 16,584 14,910
The king has gone to bed. He will make
his next public appearance Monday, The
king Is tired. Long live the king..
The Saturday night crowd put His Ma
jesty to the bad. People flocked In from
everywhere and for a time It looked as
though a board would have to be knocked
off the fence to make room. ,
The crowd was an energi tic one and It
spent money. And It ;f Its money's
worth. All the shows did a big business
and members of the board of governors,
after putting his majesty to bed. went
away smiling the old time Ak-Sar-Ben
Monday afternoon the board of govern
ors w 111 go to Fort Omaha to view the
The Ak-Sar-Ben I thought It was no sin
To visit where tluir tents spread o'er tha
I was a sti-anger and thev took mo In.
Bui I've iiu kick I got my money s worth,
And that's what they all say.
Colonel Bixby. poel luureate of Salt creek,
stopped over In Omulia Saturday afternoon
on his way to Minneapolis to pay hs re
spects to Ak-Sur-Hen und the above ex
pressed his views volunteered and free of
For four days and four nights the sub
jects of beloved King Ak-Sar-Ben have
made merry. 'Tin ihe parting tribute to a
most successful and gracious monarch and
a welcome to a new king.
But all the merry-making that has gone
before Is Just a inaiker to what Is coming
this week. No particular feature has been
played up for tlie entertainment of the
visitors so far. but afier this day of rest
the "five big days'" are coining on apace.
The first few days are tlie warming up
days during which the Ak-Sar-Ben spirit
works Into men's souls and prepares them
for the time of their lives.
Out-of-town visitors were not expeoted
during the warming up period and the best
is saved for them. Therefore, the first four
days of the carnival are usually devoted
to an Inspection of ihe shows by the home
Preparations for All.
Anticipating a great rush of people Mon
day and the balance of the week, Omaha
has made preparations to caie for all who
come. Those few who have been here ex
press the opinion that the entertainment
furnished the visitors is better than that
of any previous year In the history of
Ak-S'ar-IHii. There is not a show on the
carnival Krotinds that la not clean and
worth the price of admission, a statement
that has been made by members of the
hoard nf governors and others who have
visited all of them.
Kspcclallv Is tie show. "Saved by Wire
less," put on by the hoard of governors, a
treat to ev. ry one. Dr. Mlllener, to whom
creolt Is given for the Idea of putting on
the show and the operation of tlie wireless
apparatus, and Cus Itenre who has charge
of the show and who constructed that por.
tion of tlie exhibition, are receiving con
gratulations on all sides for their clever
work. The show la spectacular In the ex
treme, educating and Interesting and la re
ceiving s large patronage
The free show put on by the Board of
Governors, the Howards In their trapeze
arid bicycle uct hi-ii in me sir, la a
thrili.t that thrills and most pen one who
have se-n ihe act have expressed a prefer
ence for real work rather than the danger
ous Job held oown by the Howards.
Tlie fireworks Tuesday afteinoon is ex
pecied to attract an Immense crowd. Last
year the fireworks display was pronounced
one of the best fiatures of the week and
this year the display is expected to be even
Two t.rest Parades.
The electrical parade Wednesday night
and the military paiade Thursday after
n.on Is crowding Into two days a lot of
enieria.nriiei.t. hut the retiring monarch,
and Hie potentate who takes his place, be
lieve In giving loal subjects Ihe best In
tlie world and that is what has been pre
pared Those wiio wltr.essad the march of
Ihe troops up ioulas street Suturday
morning have formed an Idea of what a
magnificent n i tai !e tlie parade Thurday
afternuon wlil be Our S '0 soldiers will
be In line, the huaei-t body of soldiers ever
before pai ticipaliiiK In the Ak-Sar-iion fes
tivities. The route of the military parade win be
Soulu uu t'iiteeiith street, cast pa iJoug-
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