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idred-Mile Journey in Stage and
on Foot Among Natural
.'AST MADE FOR LOS ANGELES
, f topi Will Be Hade Today at Merced,
1 Bakerifield and Freino.
f'tfALXS OVER THE SHORT TRAIL
Freiident Sets Fait Face on Trip
INTEREST IN SAM PROPOSITION
Projeet to Create Lake la Valley to
Sapoly Wttrr to Saa Franclx-o
Called to Mr. Taft'a
EL PORTAL. Cal.. Oct. . After having
traveled nearly 100 mile by stage and on
foot In and around the Yosemlte valley,
President Taft reached here tonight and
will resume his journey to the southwest
tomorrow morning. He will stop during the
day at Merced, Fresno and Bakersfleld,
and reach Los Angeles early Monday
The president was wet with perspiration
when lie reached the foot of the trail to
day and had to go to bed In the Sentinel
hotel while his clothing was hung out In
tha sun to dry, as he had only th one
gray Norfolk Jacket suit with him in the
President Taft took luncheon with Major
Forsytha of the army. His last day In the
Yosamtte park was most enjoyable. He
begatf the day by looking at the sunrise
over the eastern granite walls of the valley,
his vantage point being the veranda of the
little Glacier Point hotel, right at the very
edge of a ,000-foot cliff. The surroundings
were rough and secluded and tha president
appeared In scant attire. Having seen the
sun properly up. Mr. Taft retired again and
slept until I o'clock.
The altitude did not seem to affect him
and tha president has stood the long rides
and early hours of the Yosemlte trip better
than some of the other members of his
President Beta Fast Pae.
Today the president set such a pace
down tha four miles of the short trail,
which brought him from Glacier Point
to Yosemlte that he had two of his con
gressional escort. Representatives .Mc
Kinley and Needham, calling for help.
At Union Point, one-ihtrd of tha way
from the top, tha president went to the
vary edge of the cliff and waved a hand
kerchief In greeting to some mere spaces
of humanity, who could be aeen moving
about below him. In a little while ha
caught the aound of three cheers sent up
In his honor. John Mulr, tha naturalist
explained every view, every tree and
flower on tha way dowa and dwelt t!m
and again upon the glacial theory of the
formation of tha valley. s The president
was told that tha "short trail" down,
which ha waa paaslng waa first "blared"
by an old settler who lived In the hills.
His wife would not let him have any
whisky in the house, so ha had to walk
dally down Into the valley to get a drink.
In tha presidential party during the stay
In the Yosetnlte - have beeo Governor
Glllett, Senator Flint, Representatives
Englebrlght, McKlnley. Needham and
John Mulr and Major W. W. Forsytha, tha
army custodian of tha park.
Interest la Dam Plan.
Tha president has evinced lively Interest
in tha proposition on foot In Ban Fran
cisco to throw a dam across the Hetchy
Hetchy valley of the Yoeerult park and
create a lake there, to give that city a
supply of water. Mr. Mulr, who haa spent
much of his life In the Tosemlte, haa de
clared to tha president with all the en
thusiasm of tha real lover of nature that
the plan Is a Sacrifice.
He added that the Yosemlte was a place
In which to say one's prayers and . never
should be used for commercial purposes.
1 resident Taft had been deeply Inpressed
with the beauty, not only of the valley
lUelf. but the entire Tosemlte park. He
declared that tba park had been neglected,
as compared with tha Yellowstone. Mr.
Taft is anxious that aome definite plan of
Improvement shall be agreed upon In order
that progress may be made year by year.
Road building la the first great need, a
the president himself has suggested, and ha
probably will make aome recommendations
on tha subject In his forthcoming message
to congress. , - .
Arriving at tha floor of tha valley today
the president waa greeted by Oalen Clark,
97 years old, who waa tha first white man
to rr.ake known the existence of tha giant
Seqt ola trees of the Mariposa groves.
One result of the president's trip Into
the Tosemlte has been to make him an
enthusiast on forestry. Tha secluded Se
quoias were not alone responsible for this.
For three days the president has traveled
through . forests of yellow and sugar pine
and fir trees that have towered from 200
to SO0 feet abovo the road and they have
called out constant expressions of his ad
miration. To many the slender, arrow-like
grace of the pines and the fir holds more
'beauty than the -gnarled, rugged mass of
Members of the California delegation to
congress who have been accompanying him
through the Yoaemlte have been urging the
president to make a trip to tha Philippines
In 1!U1. Mr. Taft has no deeper Interest
than those of the Philippines and he haa
llotcned to the suggestions of a trip to
the Islanda with some degree of enthusiasm
on his part. It has been pointed out to
Ihe president that he could make a trip
to the Philippines well Inside of three
months by taking a fast cruiser and that
h would actually be away from Wash
ington but a little longer than oa his
Journey through the weat.
Ptaa of Prop Trtn.
It tha president should decide to go, It
would be his idea to have a Urge congress
ional delegation precede him on a ship so
they might go over the Island with him.
Tha president U extremely anxloua to re
turn Lb ere for a visit.
With a contemplated visit to Alaska next
year, and a stop at Honolulu on tha way
noma, followed by a voyage to the Philip
pines In 1SU, with an occasional visit to
Panama. President Taft would easily set
i ft Hew mark for presidential travel.
WbUe tha president's clothes were drying
at Ue aWnUnal hotel today, ha took a two
ksmrs nap and felt greatly refreshed. Bo
(Coallnued oa Second Par '
After a Year
Going to Mexico to Visit B, E. Thomp
son, but Noncommital on
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 (Special Tele
gram.) Governor Charles E. Magoon of
Lincoln Is In Washington after an ex
tended tour of Europe, he having taken the
baths at Nauhetm for heart affe-tlon. Gov
ernor Magoon has given himself a year In
which to get back to his old form after
years of strenuous work he put In In the
tropics. Mr. Magoon expects to go to
Mexico shortly to see his old friend D. E.
Thompson. United States ambassador to
that country. From Mexico Governor Ma
goon will go to California, returning to
Washington about the holidays. Asked If
he was ambitious to serve his country
once more In an official capacity. Gov
ernor Magoon said he was not thinking
about any jobs at this time, his business
being to get a rest and get well.
Miss Susan Edwards Anntn, daughter of
the late William E. Anrln, who for a num
ber of years was connected with the Omaha
bee, was married today at All Saints'
church, .Chevy Chase, to Ralph Lathrop
Paddock of Denver. The church was
crowded with friends of the bride and her
mother, who Is a daughter of the late
Major Paddock of Omaha. Mr. and Mrs.
Paddock left tonight on a short wedding
tour to be at home in Denver after No
vember L Mr. Paddock la engaged In the
mining machinery business In the Colorado
Postmasters appointed: Nebraska Sched
lng, Blaine county, Mrs. Anna Schlporelt,
vice F. Schlporelt, resigned. South Da
kota, Peever, Roberta county, John C.
O'liryan, vice A. Nelson, resigned. Rural
carriers appointed for Iowa routes: Cor
rectlonvllle, route S, John H. Stubbs, car
rier; Annie Stubbs, substitute. Dexter,
route 3, Sherman S. Lewellen,
Alice V. Lewellen, substitute.
Little Less Than Five Thousand Up to
Sate at Pierre, Many of Them
PIERRE. S. D.. Oct. 9.-(Speclal Tele
gram.) The total run of registration for
the first week at this city will hardly
reach 5.000. aa it had only gone to 4.842 at
7 o'clock this evening with no train arriv
ing until after closing time at midnight.
Up to the present the bulk of the reglstra
tlon here has been from South Dakota
points, but with a scattering represents
tlon from the country generally, reaching
from California to Kentucky. - A number
of old soldiers have . been registered . by
agenta and a good percentage of the regis
tration has been by ' women. Willie one
day brought over 1,000, the average through
tha week haa been pretty steadily between
700 and 800 a day and will probably con
tinue at that figure.' .
Tha Gas Belt exposition, which closes to
night, haa kept the city well filled with
visitors outside the registration crowds,
but today ends that and from this on, the
registration list will cover the outside ele
ABERDEEN. 8. D., Oct. 9. (Special
Telegram.) Registration up to midnight
tonight, the end of the flrat week, la about
18,000. Returns from other registration
points Indicate tha total to be about 8,000.
If that ratio keeps up through tha two
weeks to follow, the total will be 44.000,
but both Judge, Wltten and the railroads
predict greater crowds, which will swell
tha total to 100,000 or more.
Girl school teachera poured Into tha olty
today to file for claims, and Judge Wltten
nicknamed the day ' "Ladles' Day." Lem-
mon filed a protest against tha practice
of Mobrldge enticing passengers from the
trains bound for Lemmon to register at
Mobrldge instead, but Wltten decided he
had no jurisdiction.
BURKE CONFERS WITH INDIANS
Latter Want Stria of Us4
the Moreaa River (or a
PIERRE. 8. D., Oct. S (Special Tele
gram.) Congressman Burke, chairman of
tha Indian affairs committee of the house,
this evening held a conference with a dele
gation from Thunder Butte, who aak that
they be allowed to hold as a reserve a
strip eight miles wide and twenty miles
long along the Moreau river, to be used aa
a pasture. Most of the land Is allotted,
and tha proposition will be considered. A
general conference waa then held with all
the Indians In tha city, to discuss matters
generally In which they were Interested.
The Custer battle reproduction haa been
proven such an attraction throughout the
exposition that the soldiers and Indiana
engaged, have decided to continue It
through the registration under their own
management, and any who come here to
register will be prlvlllged to see this re
production. Roarers Scratched by Bear.
SHOSHONI. Oct. 9 (Special Telegram.)
C. J. Rogers of this place haa Just re
turned from a hunting trip to the head
waters of the Wind river and while out he
experienced a thrilling adventure, which
he doea not care to repeat. While hunting
alone at a distance from camp he en
countered a large bear, which ha ahot at
and wounded and waa charged by tha
maddened animal. Although very seriously
scratched up he got back to camp alive
and It will be some time before his pain
ful wounds are entirely healed.
J eat Ice Moody Better.
HAVERHILL. Mass., Oct. 1 -Of f iclal
denial waa given here today to tha Wash
ington statement that Associate Justice
Moody of tha United States supreme court
waa crltlcajly 111. The Justice on tha con
trary la much Improved In health since his
BALLS TON, N. Y.. Oct. -Fifty work
nn bound from Ballston to Schenectady
wer Injured, many of them badly today
m a collision between trolley cars oo tkj
Schenectady Electric railway her.
Th collision waa due to fog and took
British Cabinet Minister Says Budget
Bill Will Go to House of
ALL THE TAXES 0E NONE
If They Tear Up Constitution They
Must Take Besponsibility.
PEERS MAY DECLARE REVOLUTION
If They Bo They Will Raise Issues
Not Breamed Of.
PEOPLE WILL DIRECT IT
It Will )e Chara-ed vrlth Peril
for Order of Things Whleh the
I'pper Hoase Repre
aeata. NEWCASTLE. Oct. . David Lloyd
Georgo, chancellor of the exchequer, re
ceived a popular welcome this afternoon
at the Palace theater here, where he gave
to an audience of 4.000 what he called a
"plain talk" on the subject of the budget
"We are going to send that bill up to
the House of Lords and get all the taxes
or none," said the chancellor. He did not
know what would be the final action to
be taken by "poor Lord Lansdowne, with
his cresking old ship and mutinous crew,"
but If the lords tor up the constitution
by Interfering with the money bill they
would force a revolution.
"The lords may decree a revolution, but
the people will direct It If It la begun, and
Issues will bo rslsed that are' now little
dreamed of, the answers to which will be
charged with peril for the order of thlnga
which the peers represent," aald the chan
cellor. When Lloyd-George was leaving the
theater a crowd of suffragettes made a
dash toward his car. Lady Constance
Lytton, who was armed with a hatchet,
and Mrs. H. N. Brallsford and Miss Davi
son were arrested.
Early In the day four other sympathisers
with the suffragette were sentenced to
fourteen days at hard labor for Indulging
In a window smashing campaign at the
local liberal club.
St. Louis Ends
Week of Gaycty
Threatening- Weather Makes Flight
of Aeroplanes , Impossible Pa
rade of Automobiles.
BT. LOL'lS, Oct. 9. The week-long cele
bration of St. Louis centennial anniversary
aa an incorporated community endeM today
and there waa a noticeable "last day" feel
ing In eVIdenoe. Dull, threatening weather,
accompanied by a strong wind cansed the
abandonment of all aviation events .until
dusk, and th air navigators announced
that they would make no attempt to carry
out tha program then unless conditions
The chief outdoor events wer an automo
bile parade. In which mora than 1.000 run
abouts, roadsters, touring car and other
motor driven vehicles took part, and the
dedication ceremonies by which the old
fair grounds race track enclosure waa
formally turned over to the city aa a pub
One of the Important contests for the
week la scheduled for the hour before aun
aet when four dirigible balloons will match
speed over a tralngular cours of two
miles. The entrants are Thomas Baldwin,
Roy Knabenschue, Lincoln Beachy and
Cromwell Dixon. Tha last named haa not
been In the air thla week and the possi
bilities of his aerostat are not widely
known. The winner of the race Is to re
ceive $1,000 and the aecond man half that
CROP CONDITIONS ARE
SLIGHTLY MORE FAVORABLE
Department of Aarrlemltare Compiles
Fla-nres to Show Yield of
Important Prod nets.
WASHINGTON. Oct. Crop conditions
in the United 8tata slightly mora favor
able than tha average conditions for the
last ten years existed during th month of
September, according to reports complied
by tha Department of Agriculture. On Oc
tober 1 crop conditions were 1.5 per cent
lower than on that date In 1908 and 14 per
cent lower than during the ten year aver
age condition on the same data.
Th condition of Important crops. In com
parison with th ten-year average condi
tion on October L which Is represented by
Potatoes, 10S.8; tobacco, 97.S; buckwheat,
96.5; sweet potatoes, 94.1; corn, 91 J; cotton,
87. S; sugar cane, 871
The yield per acre of crops, which have
been so reported, compared with th ten
year average yields were:
Winter wheat, 115.S; aprlng wheat, 117.8;
oata, 1.03.1; barley, 91; rice, 101.1; hay,
AS SHE FALLS DYING
Mrs. Me re of Wichita Expire Rsd
aealy of Heart Fallar la Kan.
aaa City Stattoa.
KANSAS CITY, Oct. a-Mrs. L. T. Moore,
wife of L. F Moore, commissioner of tha
transportation bureau of Wichita, Kan.,
suffered an attack of acuta heart failure In
th waiting room of the Union atatlon her
last night and died In a few minutes. Mr.
Moor joined his wife Just a moment be
fore th attack and caught her as she be
gan to fall. She died In hi arms. She was
a) years of age,
place at th outlet station south of Bail
ston. The fifty workmen wer all In on
car and not one of them escaped Injury.
Tha motorman waa fatally crushed. The
Injured men wer removed to hospitals to
Schenectady and Saratogr
From the Washington Star.
FIGHT ON TAMMANY flALL
Hearst to Aid in Ousting; Machine
from Control of Finances. "
HOW FORCES ABE LINING UP
Repabllean-Fosloa Nominees Below
Mayor Are to Be Placed
oa the Civic Alliance
NEW YORK, Oct. 9. With William Ran
dolph's name as an additional asset to tha
republican fusion ticket, New York mu
nicipal campaign shaped Itself definitely
today a a fight to oust Tammany hall
from control of tha eky. f InanQea. - Both
Hearst and Otto T. Bannard, the repub-llean-fusion
nominee aay that their elec
tion Is a matter, $f secondary Importance
ao long . a the remainder '' of th f ualon
ticket wins out. for this will mean Tam
many defeat In tha board of eatlmate,
which control the purse strings of the
greater city and Is a medium through
which economy or extravagance may be
exercised, regardless of the mayor.
Hearst'a followers, now known as the
Civic alliance, having accepted his con
ditions that he head a ticket composed of
the bulk of the republican-fusion nominees
already aelected, arrangements to obtain
the signatures requisite to make his nomi
nation legal are already under way and
the formal petition will probably be filed
with the board of elections early next
lvina Booming Hearst.
William M. Ivlns, the republican who
ran against Hearst and McClellan four
years ago,. Issued a statement tonight It
was through Ivin's efforts largely that
Hearst waa Induced to enter this year's
campaign, a circumstance that has caused
Tammany to Cry that a republican-Hearst
alliance Is on foot. Mr. Ivlns' statement
says In part:
"There will be a mass meeting at Carne
gie hall on Monday night to put Mr.
Hearst In nomination. A platform will be
presented for adoption that will be a frank
and genuine expression of purposes, Instead
of a series of platitudes, loop-holes and
non-commltlments such as the platform
upon which the other candidates for mayor
"Mr. Hearst will attend the meeting In
person and declare his attitude with re
spsct to t e entlme matter of city govern
ment." Hearst'a friends all predict that he stands
ready to make another whirlwind campaign
such aa he mad in 1906. a campaign which
waa followed by the recount and much
legal controversy, finally resulting In Mc
Clellan being declared elected by a slender
Repablteaaa Are Pleased.
, Bannard and the republican leader ex
pressed nothing but satisfaction today at
Hearst's entering the field. Maintaining
that Bannard will be elected regardless,
they profess to feel jubilant that Hearst
aa added strength to the remainder of the
fusion ticket. All talk of Bannnrd's. with
drawing and allowing Hearst to lead thai
ticket to victory waa denounced as pre.
(Continued on Second Page.)
Want a bargain
is the time.
Many people, for one reason, or
another, wish to dispose of their
cars, at this season of the year.
You can pick up a good car, of
moat any make, at wonderfully
A great variety of used
cars are offered on page 14,
the want ads, under the head
P. 8. If you have a car to sell,
now U the time to advertise it.
Tbe Bee will sell it.
-ji r y .j r x au v rm t.a . r e-
JUST SUPPOSE THIS HAPPENED.
Campaign is On
War Talk So Often Repeated is Be
, ginning- to Penetrate Sensibil
ities of Teutons.
BERLIN, Oct. 9. The speech recently at
tributed to Lord Northcliffe, Admiral Lord
Charles Beresford and Earl Orey, governor
general of Canada, together with various
magazine'' artlclea dealing with the returns
of Oreat Britain and Germany have been
widelyi reproduced and commented upon In
Th prevailing note Is on of apprehen
sion that a regular campaign has been or
ganised for the purpose of depriving Ger
many of the good will of the United States
and nourishing the Idea that Oermany Is
threatening Oreat Britain. The German
commentors point out that all the sugges
tions of coming trouble between Oermany
and Great Britain come from tha British
side and that .no tGerman of distinction,
either in a publlo speech or In writing, haa
given voice to suspicion of Great Britain.
Apprehension Is expressed also over the
growth of the war party in Great Britain
Thla party today is small, but It la In
fluential, and la gathering strength. An
official effort Is being made to restrain
German comment on these speeches and
articles with the idea of avoiding the pro
duction of material for Irritating discus
Hastens Home in Order to Finish His
Appeal from Citation for
NEW YORK, Oct 9 Samuel Oompera,
president of the American Federation of
Labor, arrived today from Europe. In a
report ho will prepare for the American
Federation of Labor Mr. Gompers Will
favor an International Trades Union
"My home coming waa hurried," said Mr.
Gompers In response to a question, "be
cause I want to get through with my ap
peal from my sentence for contempt of
Mr. Gompers was adjudged in contempt
for refusing to withdraw the name of a
firm from the Federation's "unfair list."
Goes at Forty-Six Miles an Hour Over
Five ' Hundred-Meter Course
at College Park.
COLLEGE PARK. Oct. 9. With prac
tically a dead calm Settled over College
Park, Wilbur Wright today broke the
world's record for speed In an aeroplane
over a 500 meter course, Including a turn
beyond the course, his time being fifty
eight and three-fifths seconds, or twenty
seconds less than that made by Delegrange
over a similar course In France. Wright
attained a speed of forty-six miles an hour
for the distance.
K. C. DRY GOODS FIRM FAILS
wofford Brothers Go Into Hands of
Hecelvers Becanse of Disagree
meat of Stockholder.
KANSAS CITY. Oct. 9 The large whole
sale firm of Swofford Bros. Dry Goods Co.
of this city was placed In th hands of
receivers this afternoon aa a result of dis
agreements among stockholders. Th as
sets and liabilities are not given. H. M.
Hundley of the Hundley Dry Goods com
pany of St. Joseph. Is in Kansas City. It
Is said he Is negotiating for the stock and
business of th Swofford company and that
If he succeeds and geta a leas on th
building he will mov Jits business to Kan
CHILDREN PLAY IN ROYALTY
Japanese Tea Garden Faithfully De
picts Oriental Grace and Beauty.
BALL IS A COMPLETE TRIUMPH
Jack Sn tamers Is Crowaed aa Ksaaeroi'
and Msrjorle MeCord aa Empress
f th Mikado's Flowery
fUiirtSl TBA QASBJUr.
Zmperor Jack snuaaurt.
Empress KarjoM MoOord,
Children of . Ak-Sar-Ben became tha
obedient subjects of the emperor and
empreaa of Japan yesterday afternoon
amidst th gorgeous beauty of Oriental
splendor. Ak-8ar-Ben den -th land of
th chrysanthemum was transformed
Into the castle of a truly American
Mikado and a beautiful Yankee dowager
"And a llttl child 'shall lead them."
It waa an Intensely breathless multi
tude that awaited with expectancy the
advent of tha child monarch and his
faithful queen. With a blare of trumpets
and the dreamy, mystic music of the
eaatland the emperor. Maater John Hoag
land Summers, waa conveyed to the royal
throne in a Japanese jtnrlkasha and was
followed by th dowager queen, Miss
Th reign of th Juvenile rulers will be
ephemeral, but Its memory will lurk for
ever in the minds of Omaha's children
who attended the Japanese tea garden at
the den yesterday after.uon.
"Jack" Summers la a well known cltl
aen of Omaha. To nia.iy people he is
familiar aa one of - the best automobile
chauffeurs In tha city, aa he Is often seen
at the wheel of his father's big touring
car. His parents are Dr. and Mrs. John
E. Summers of 127 North Thirty-second
avenue. Miss Marjorle McCord la the
daughter of Mn and Mra. W. H. McCord
of 2J0J Cass street. Her father la at the
head of th McCord-Brady company.
Beaatlfnl and Inspiring;.
It waa a beautiful acene. It was touching
and Inspiring; it was gorgeous and splen
did; It waa truly a personification of the
ways of gay Japan. Thousands of persons
who thronged tha big auditorium will re
member the beautiful pageant of children
and the awe-insplrtng scene attending the
entrance of the youthful monarchs. Hun
dreda of Oman, mothers will lay away
the little gowns and dresses of their chil
dren to be brought out In later years aa
tender remembrances of childhood's days.
Five hundred children (the youthful sub
jects of Ak-Sar-Ben) wer on bended knees
when th unknown emperor and empress
appeared. There were Japanese girls, mod
estly and coyly hiding their pretty faces
behind their fans, dressed In th filmy
costumes of the Insular empire of Asia.
They wor the ever-present sashes and carried-
Japanese umbrellas; their hair was
adorned not with Marcel waves, rats, puffs
and false curls but with pretty shells and
the ohrysanthemum, th national flower.
Streaks of grease paint on their white fore
heads gave the typical slanting effec. to
the eyes. The Jap youtha too, wore th
customary garb of the empire, with the
baggy pantaloons and roomy blouses.
Visitors Come to Fmy Homage.
There were visitors also who had come
to pay homage to the Mongolian rulers.
They formed a grand coterie, a pretty gal
axy, of diversified nationalities in their
beautifully strange costumes. There were
Irish colleens, English dames, Italian peas
ants, the French bourgeois, Scottish lads
and lassies, Spanish dancers, Sicilian
maids, Holland Dutch and true American
Sons and Daughters of the Revolution.
Then there were guards, mandarins,
brownies and souaves all there to attend
the big tea party.
Th Japanese tea garden waa a bower of
Oriental beauty. It was red; It waa yellow
pretty harmonising colors of the Japan
ese empire. From above hung Japanese
lanterns, swaying In the 'balmy air of
Japan's sea. Gaudy umbrellas furnished a
pretty feature to the decorations.
In th nort wing of th Coliseum waa the
Imperial throne hung with oriental tapes
tries and rug. The tea rooms and the
anterooms were similarly decorated and
with straw mattings on the floor. About
the beautiful throne gathered th subjects
of th king and queen, the dancers from
foreign climes, mho had come to entertain
th royal pair and their followers.
Wlllard E. Chambers "The Mayor of
(Cootlnued on Second PagaJ
Ak-Sar-Ben's Festival Comes to Its
Close with Success Written in
EXPANSION IS NOW THE SLOGAN
Japanese Tea Garden Splendid Climax
in the Festivities.
LITTLE FOLKS SUPERB IN SHOW
They, Like the Coronation, Baise the
Standard of Ceremony.
OLD HIGHWAY RINGS TO LAST
Popalar Playground Where All King's
Snbjerta May Go Holds Its Chsrms
Despite the I air Weather oa
1907. .190ft. 1909.
Wednesday 9,569 4.375 .4,443
Thursday 8,657 7,988 4,164
Triday 90S 8,877 4,997
Saturday 83,100 10,884 14,910
Monday 8,483 7,845 7,780
Tnesdar 17,941 80,873 18,987
Wedaesday 83,984, 30,438 83,018
Thursday 88,911 84,798 80,898
Triday 14,388 18,738 T.851
Saturday 18,879 18,395 11,8 IT
Totals 138,740 166,898 116,978
Ak-Sar-Ben's festival Is over for 1909.
Reaching a splendid climax on Ita last
day In the children's ball, or Japanese Tea
Garden, at the den yesterday afternoon. It
waa concluded on King's Highway last
night by a large and happy throng, who
feared not the lowering clouds with their
threatening showers and the chill, pene
In many respects this festival haa been
regarded as the most successful. Con
ditions, such as the street car strike, mili
tated against a maximum attendance, and
yet the attendance from out of the city
was large, large enough to make every event
successful Insofar as crowds figure as an
element of success.
In other respects the festival eclipsed
any other yet held. The coronation ball
was admittedly the best, most beautiful
and Impressive; the Japanese Tea Garden
surpassed the children's ball of last year.
King's Highway, aa a whole, waa a ma
terial Improvement over recent midway
and the presence and participation of th
officers and soldiers of the Department
of tho Missouri formed one distinctly
feature which no Ak-Sar-Ben festival ever
haa possessed. On every hsnd the verdict
Is the same as to' the part played by th
army a splendid feature. The military
tournament Thursday afternoon was tha
most Imposing street demonstration and
struck such a popular chord that there has
sprung up a demand for a larger military
display next year. The maneuvers at Fort
Omaha every day In tha week waa ap
plauded by th thousands that regularly
attended and the part the officers took
In th coronation ball was a rich element
In the success of that Impressive function.
General Morton and his fellow officers
are being praised by every knight of
Ak-Sar-Ben. and that includes all Ne
braska. In a word, Ak-Sar-Ben of 1909 has been
so successful a that the Board of Governors
Is advocating a radical expansion In tha
scope of the festival for next year, a re
organisation that will make possible a
capitalisation of 950.000 and perhaps tlOO,
000, Instead of (12,000 as now. And fur
ther, this scheme of expnnsion contem
plates a real exposition. Including a vast
military tournament and an extension of
the period of festivity to two weeks.
Finish of th Fan.
It's all over.
The i crowds have departed from th
Klng'a highway; the confetti barrel la
empty, and th showmen have folded their
tents and gone to other fields and th
board of governors of Ak-Sar-Ben saw tha
finish with smiles, for the carnival haa
been a success, financially and otherwise.
The figures have not yet been compiled,
but Secretary Penfold announced last
night that the Klng'a highway had been a
And the last night was a rip-roaring
good one. The crowds dwindled In slowly,
but gradually the grousda filled and then
the shows began to do business. ' Spielers
announced exhibitions at bargain counter
prices and many who had held onto their
dimes and nickels for ten strenuous days
gave them up gladly on thla laat night.
And frequently when a "regular" cam
along . he was grabbed and yanked Into a
tent without co and without ticket.
While It was a farewell, the parting was
a Joyous one, not because any on was
glad to see th finish except th police
who had to stand for the confetti without
coming back with a handful but Just be
cause the crowd was out for fun and
thought not of the morrow or yesterday or
the day before. The crowd was an old
time Omaha bunch. Mingling with the
home folk waa a delegation of soldiers
and what they did not do to help things
along could be published In a very small
Th Klngl The King!
"Th king, the king," some one shouted
as a rotund looking Individual rounded a
corner of the grounds. '
Immediately the "king" waa surrounded
and pelted with confetti and foolish ques
tions. But It was not the king, though he
had a lordly bearing. It was merely a gov
ernor, Emil Uranduls, and the way he
hustled from the crowd Indicated he Is fit
for a marathon.
Some of the boys In their glee attempted
to start the sob squad, but failed, amid th
good-natured Jeers of the crowds. Thy
lined up In front of the Big Otto animal
show and began to sing "Home Sweet
Home," drifted Into "Annie Laurie" and
the doxology. but their voices failed to
harmonize sufficiently to create any ex
citement except with the Hon on the Inside,
who persisted in roaring In on the chorus.
The finish of the carnival wus Ilk the
fnlsh of others that have gone before. Men
who had given up good jobs to work ten
days In a position of some responsibility
began to think of the cold giay dawn a
coming. The tents began to fall aa the
whistle sounded at 11 o'clock and almost In
a Jiffy the Jig was up and the grounds
war cold and lonesome and deserted.'
No tsaestlon of Kiweu.
That the carnival has been a grand suc
cess Is attested by the large attendance
under circumstances with which no other
carnival her has had to contend. So far
aa heard from there baa been uo dlssaUs-
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