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VOL. XXXIX NO. 120.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 13, 1 DUD TW EN T Y PAGES.
Gates of City Swing Wide Today to
Welcome Notables from
Far East. ' i
i UNION MEN AND
Possibility that Relation! of Labor to
Saloons May Be Discussed in
Crazy Man Tries
to Wreck Trains
Because of Speed
Herman Hnebner, Recently Released
from Iowa Asylnm, Caught
James F. Bendernagel, Former Head
of Largest Trust Plant, Charged
ROYAL GREETING IS ASSURED
TEMPERANCE MEETING SUNDAY
RESIGNED THURSDAY RIGHT
Rev. Mr. Stelzle, John Mitchell and
John B. Lennon to Talk.
GOMPERS WOULD AVOID DEBATE
Preacher-Delegate and Head of Bar
tenders' Union Confer.
LATTER OUTLINES HIS PLANS
Sara lie Will Attempt to Get Unions
to Stop Holding Mrrllnid la
the Bark Hooma of
TORONTO, Nov. 12. During the five days
the American Federation of Labor has been
In session there has been much suppressed
speculation as to the attitude the conven
tion miKht take on the question of labor
and the saloon.
When It v.us announced early In the
week that a temperance mass meeting
1 would be held Sunday, under the auspice
of the labor department of the Presby
terian church, the delegates representing
tli International Union of the United
lrewery Workmen, the Hotel and Restaur
ant Kmployes' International alliance and
hi Bartenders' International League of
America began to canvass the situation
quietly as to whether the liquor question
was likely to reach the floor of the convention.
Kev. Charles Stelzle, a fraternal delegate
"iitm the federal council of the Church of
Christ In America, and a warm advocate
of the principles of trades unionism, has
been advocating the establishment of a
temperance brotherhood among the trades
unions and will preside at Sunday's meet
ing. In the event of an attack by resolution
or otherwise In the convention, the repre
sentatives of the liquor Interests count on
the support of the Clkarmakers' Interna
tional Union of America, In whose delega
tion Is Samuel Compere, president of the
Edward Hlrsch, president of the Balti
more Federation of Labor, also Is credited
with being an opponent qf the Stelzle pro
gram. Stelsla and SnlHvnn.
It la understood, however, that. President
Gompera la anxious to avoid a debate on
the liquor question on the floor of the
convention, and he waa Instrumental to
tiay in bringing about a meeting between ,
Jerry Sullivan, representing the Bartend
ora" union, and Mr. Stelzle. .They had a
talk during which Mr. Stelzle gave Mr
Sullivan to understand that his plana at
HtUnent contemplate' ari Utterrrpt to get
""" tradea unions to stop holding meetings In
back rooms of saloons.
President, Qompera, It Is said, ha agreed
to lend hlB aupport to a resolution n-
f dorslng the erection of labor temples and
other places for holding labor union meet
Bunday'a meeting will be addressed by
Rev. Mr. Stelzle, John Mitchell and John
B. Lennon, treasurer of the federation.
Mr. Lennon Is understaod to take the atti
tude that the 'use of liquor by working-
fi men affects the rate of wages because It
lowers the degree of efficiency of the
men, and Mr. Mitchell will discuss the
contention that Increased wages and
shorter hours mean added profits to the
Uouipera on Contempt Caae.
Committee meetings occupied the ma
jority of the dolegatea during the greater
part of the day following a brief session
of the convention this morning at which
president Qompera waa called upon by
f ne of the delegates to discuss the status
of tha present contempt proceedings aa a
result of which Mr. Oompers, John Mitch
ell and Frank Morrison may have to serve
terms In Jail.
Mr. Qompera ald the question of an ap-R-al
and the line of defense will be di
cussed at a conference between the to-
fendants and their counsel to be held aoon
after the convention adjourns. This con
ference In all probability will take place
In New York on November 13.
Mr. Gompera declared that Justice
Wright was guilty of "outrageous conduct
In so cruelly excoriating the honest con-
J.nat of the three citizens who undertook
ii test tho law and In Imposing unusual
sentences." . ,
Mr. Gompera said there were three ways
In which the case could reach the supreme-
court of the United States, by
writ of error, by writ of certiorari or by
writ of habeas corpus after the defend
ants had been placed In Jail.
"Either we have the right of free speech
and free press or we have not," said Mr.
Gompers. "and we want the court to say
so. Whether we will go to Jail I do not
know. I have an abiding faith In the Jus
lice of our cause, and I can only express
the hope that the higher courts or our
land will Immortalize themselves by the
reincarnation of the magna charter and
the constitution of the United States."
An appeal for moral and financial as
sistance from the striking garment work
en In St. Louis was read and deferred,
several resolutions were presented, and at
10:40 o'clock the convention adjourned until
I Kansas City
Commission Inspects Packing Plants
and Factories and Will Leave
for Omaha Tonight.
XX.VSAS CITY, Nov. ll.-The honorary
commercial commission from Japan spent
t xlay In Kanras City. Following a drive
over the city aa the guests of the Com
ma! cial club, the visitors inspected a
packing housd and several factnrlra In the
vest bottoms. They also vllsted the West
tort Hl;h bohool. wiure Baron Nalbu
Kanda delivered a short address.
Mis. L. M. t'lrn Jennlng, wife of the seo
elary of the IVmnverelal club, entertained
:he women of tie party at the Country
olub and later tuey attended a party at
tha home of Mrs. Nelson.
The J art a ill Wave bera for Omaha
GRAND ISLAND, Neb., Nov. 12.-fPpe-clal
Telegram.) The heads of the operating
department of the Union Pacific for the
Grand Island-North Platte division, ar?
against resting easier. For three davs
there has been unusual anxiety because
! of evidences of an attempt to wr:ck trains
I between this city and Kearney.
I The first evidences was found a mile and
I a half east of Alda, when several bolts
and spikes were fastened on the track In
such a manner that the rail would have
spread If, Indeed, the engine of a fast
moving train were not thrown from the
track. The track maintatner discovered
the obstruction and removed It.
Later, another attempt was discovered,
and the theory at first adopted that It
waa the work of unthinking school chil
dren was dropped. Traces of a strange
man were found, and after a three days'
search the man was picked up near Gib
bon. He was Herman Heubner, a man
recently released from an asy'.jm In Iowa,
and who escaped from relatives while they
were passlnp through Grand Ixland on the
After the first attempts he started south
to the river, wandered through the brush
to Gibbon, exposed to the weather night
and day, and there reappeared. By this
time the(sectlon men were posted all along
the line ..and today, when he reappeared,
was taken Into custoJy. Ho stated th.it
the Union Pacific was running its trains
too fast and he Intended to wreck a few
to demonstrate the .unsafe condition In
which the passengers were.
Six Inches Reported at Some Points
in Mountain States Nebraska
DENVER, Nov. 12. A heavy, wet snow
la falling today over Colorado, southeastern
Wyoming, southern Utah and northern New
Mexico and Arizona. Pueblo and Colorado
Springs report six inches of snow.
LEXINGTON, Neb., Nov. 12. (Special
Telegram.) Dawson county was visited by
a heavy snowfall, which began during the
forenoon. Six Inches fell by evening. This
is the 'list moisture for three months and
will Insure a crop of winter wheat.
BEATRICE, Nob., Nov. 12. (Special Tele-
frrsm.i-A rnM ruin hm ha.n f.lltn v. n
( Qf day w)a
beneficial to winter wheat. The tempera
ture Is falling this evening.
-..For some time yesterday afternoon It
looked as though winter had set in In. real
earnest In Omaha, there being quite a fall
of snow, which soon turned to a steadv
rainfall. At T o'clock the weather hurean
had recorded .Li of an Inch. Tho snow was
noi the first of tha season, a trace being
recorded on October 11, but by no means
so heavy as that of yesterday.
At the weather bureau last night It was
stated that a storm of no small proportions,
coming from the southwest, was about
centered over this locality. Snow flurries
were predicted before morning.
in Bodily Health
Big Four Defaulter in Serious Con
dition as a Result of the
Exposure. , . ,
CTVPTWATT Ci K'n 1 Rrnlcen in
health and aplrlts, and almost a physical
wreck, in the condition of Charles L. War-
riner. deposed local treasurer, charged with
the shortage of $S43.H) In his accounts with
the Big Four railroad, according to the
statement of friends.
At the offices of the Big .Four railroad
the belief was expressed that there would
be no more Important developments In the
case, so far as the Cincinnati offices were
concerned and-that its sequel will come
from the general offices of the New York
Central system In New York.
INCREASING SUPPLY OF WEAT
Amount Harvested In Six Coun
tries Grovra Folly One
Sixth. WASHINGTON. Nov. 12.-There has
been an Increase of nearly 300.000,000 bush
els, or fully one-sixth, In the production
of wheat recently harvested In six coun
tries In the northern hemisphere, which
In l'JOS produced practically two-thirds of
the world's supply.
The figures are gathered from the latest
estimate published of the production for
How to Float Flags of Japan
and United States a Puzzle
Plans for decorating various public build
ings of tha city In honor of the Japanese
commissioners has occasioned a lively
scramble fur facts as to the proier method
of floating the flags of the two nations.
"Shall the Stars and Stripes be hoisted
above the colors of Japan, or whether 'tis
nobler to float the foreign ensign above
the flag of tha United States army as a
mark of courtesy to the Imperial visitors,"
Is the question.
Telephone wires to Fort Crook to old
Fort Omaha and to the headquarters of
the Department of the Missouri have been
kept hot with queries regarding army
etiquette in the matter. General Charles
Morton, commander of tie Department of
the Missouri; Colonel Cornelius Gardener,
In command at Fort Crook, and Colonel
W. A. Glassford, In command of the signal
corps at Fort Omaha, have been besieged
with requtsis for Information. In all rases
their answer is as follows:
"There Is no army regulation about the
matter, but custom prevails. The flag of
tba United States Is never lowered. No
foreign flag shall be hoisted above the na
tional ensign. As a matter of respect to
tha Japanese visitors It Is a matter of army
ellquetta to float the colors of the two
nations at the same level and this custom
He is Accused of Complicity in Short
GIVES CASH BOND OF $5,000
Produces the Necessary Amount from
Roll in Vest Pocket.
FIRST BIG FISH IN THE NET
Fire Other Members of the So-Cniled
ni Mi" Are Named la the
Indictment. Which la Baaed
on One Shipment.
NEW YORK, Nov. 12. After months of
quiet work behind the scenes by the gov
ernment Investigators, who have been
scrutinizing the ins and outs of the com
plicated sugar Import frauds, there came
suddenly today the Indictment and arrest
of an imnortant former officer of the
American Sugar Refining company charged
lth conspiracy to defraud the govern-
ment by false weighing of sugar. The man
arrested Is James P. Bondernagel, for more
than thirty years superintendent of the
Havemyer & Elder refinery In Williams
burg, tho largest plant of the-American
Sugar Rflnlng company. It was regarded
as significant that Bendernagel's resigna
tion from this responsible position was an
nounced by thecompany only yesterday."
He was arrested this afternoon.
When arraigned before United States
Commissioner. Benedict and asked to give
fj.OOO bail for his appearance at an exam
ination set for next Monday, he produced
a roll of bills from a waistcoat pocket and
counted out the required amount In cash.
The Indictment returned against Bender
nugtl Is of the blanket variety, Including
In 'lis terms also the so-called "Big Six"
Oliver Spltzer, Thomas Kehoe, Edward A.
Boyle, Jean M. Voelker, John R. Coyle
and Patrick J. Hennessey, all of whom
have been previously Indicted on similar
charges. The six were Bendernagel's as
sociates In the capacity of agents and boss
weighers at the Williamsburg plant..
The specific charges against Benderna
gel are that he defrauded the government
out of duty to the amount of 11,694 In con
nection with the false entry of the 9,000,-100-pound
sugar cargo of the steamer Eva,
which arrived from Cuba on August 24,
1907. A little more than 100,000 pounds was
clipped off i the real weight of the cargo
when the customs charges were computed,
according to the Indictment.
At one point the indictment refers to Uie
old charges made against four members
or the "Big Six,'' alleging the use of fraud
ulent devloea on tha scales used at the
docks to short weigh sugar for the pur
pose of avoiding customs charges. It was
lit connection with these charges that the
government last spring recovered 12,135,000
In duties and penalties.
LIVE STOCK MEN IN CHICAGO
Dr. A. T. Peters of Lincoln One of
Speakers at National Con
vention. CHICAGO, Nov. 12.-The National As
sociation of Live Stock Breeders and
Raisers will hold Its annual convention on
December 2, In the hall over the Drovers
Deposit National bank, stock yards, Chi
cago. The subject of appointing a strong
committee to go before congress end urge
a liberal appropriation for the Department
of Agriculture bureau of animal Industry,
for the purpose of preventing and eradi
cating tuberculosis, hog cholera and plague,
anthrax, sheep scabies, ticks, etc., will be
'agitated. It will also recommend proper
! reimbursement to the breeder and raiser
t?r .fea SU6talnF' y condemnation. Dr.
M' w- "averel, Wisconsin university, will
I peak on "Tuberculosis;" Dr. A. T. Peters,
Nebraska university. "Hog Cholera and
riague;" Prof. E. S. Good, Kentucky Ex
periment station, "Sheep Scabies and An
thrax;" Hon. W. C. Giltner, Eminence.
Ky., "Cattle Ticks." Other prominent
speakers will address the convention.
TEN ALLEGED GAMBLERS FINED
Youna- Men of Prominent Madrid,
la., Families Caught la
BOONE, la., Nov. 12 Special Tele
gram.) Ten young men of prominent Ma
drid families, John Kennedy, Fred Cum
mlngs, Nathan Powell, Mennes Olson.
Isaac Hoop, Albert Olson, Arthur Morrell,
Ernest Anderson, were fined by Mayor
Lawbaugh for gambling, being found In
an alleged gambling joint. John Johnson,
owner of the building, was acquitted of
the charge of maintaining a gambling
house. The defendants will appeal case to
Is generally followed, but in no case
should the emblem of our country be
lowered to the flag of a foreigner."
Down at the Union and Burlington
depots the station masters were perhaps
the first to be puzzled In the matter of
decorations. Army officers settled the
question. -In the Burlington station the
flags of the two nations have been hung
on the level, In most cases with the stars
and stripes flanked on either side by the
crimson and white of the Japanese empire.
Naval etiquette differs somewhat from
the customs of the military forces. When
aji American warship enters a foreign port
It Is the custom to hoist the flag of the
foreigner to the main mast while the
salute Is fired. When the salute Is an
swered the colors of tha forelga nation are
lowered and the Stars and Stripes are
hoisted to tha top of the pole.
On land where single flagstaff are used.
:is In the case of the Union station or
lubllc buildings, the flag of America should
; hoisted singly. When Vie Japanese
'.anded at Seattle there was considerable
feeling among tha members of the party be
:ause the Stars and Stripea had been
aolsted above tha flag of Japan. Other
I tics have since profited by that occurence.
w v- tWC (r) ,h -ows
From the Denver Tost.
NEITHER PITY PR MERCY
Prosecutor Paints Mme. Steinheil in
Blackest of Colors.
M. AUBLtf WILL REPLY TODAY
Probability that Defendant Will
Slake Address to Jury Several
Weak Polnta la State's
PARIS, Nov. 12. The entire session of
the Steinheil murder case today was taken
up with an Impassioned plea by Judge Ad
vocate General Trouard Rlolle for the con
viction of the woman who Is charged with
having killed her husband and her step
mother, and by reason of the fact that
Mme. Stelnhell's counsel, M. Aubln, Is yet
to be heard, doubt has arisen whether tho
fate of the woman will be given Into the
hands of the Jury tomorrow.
The proseoutor showed neither pity nor
mercy In his address to the Jury. He
painted the accused woman in the black
est of colors aa the most wicked type of
woman, a born liar and as one whose
whole life, before and after the crime, Jus
tified the presumption of her guilt. He
developed the theory that after the rich
and generous lover, Chouanard, abandoned
her In 1907, Mme. Steinheil realized she was
almost at the end of her tether, and said
when she got Maurice Borderel In her
clutches she was determined to hold him,
even at the price of murder.
Say DorRiara Are Myths.
Against Mme. Stelnhell's story that burg
lars had committed the crime, the prose
cutor Insisted that they were myths, and
he undertook to reconstruct the scene that
actually happened, claiming that while the
accused woman and her accomplices were
tielng Mme. Japy, M. Steinheil was aroused
by the noUe and Jumped out of bed. There
upon they attacked and killed, him, and re
turning to Mme. Japy's room found her in
a bad plight.
M. Trouard Rlolle even undertook to ae
count for the stopping of the clock in the
Steinheil home after the murder, advanc
ing the theory that Mme. Steinheil, In her
anguish, could not endure the ticking. An
expert testified during the trial that tho
clock had been stopped by hand as It was
being wound up.
The argument of'M. Trouard Rlolle left
the Impression that the testimony upon
which It was based was too conflicting
and that Ms fine-spun presumptions were
too precise, having him vulnerable to his
antagonist, M. Aubin. The latter scored
heavily at the "conclusion of the prose
cutor's adifss when he challenged M.
Trouard Rlolle to name Marietta Wolf, the
cook In the Steinheil home, and ber son,
Alexandre, whom throughout the argu
ment M. Trouard Rlolle had hinted at ai
being the accomplices of Mme. Steinheil.
Woman to Address Jnrj,
Throughout the day Mme. Steinheil
ssemed terribly depressed. Not once did
she Interrupt the proceedings, though fre
quently she clinched her fists and showed
s:gns of anger when the prosecutor made
particularly odious Insinuations agalnrt
her. It is understood that at the conclu
sion of M. Aubln's address Mme. S'.eln
hell Intends to take advantage of the priv
ilege accorded an accused person and ad
dress the ury In her own behalf. This
would make a dramatic climax and it Is
expfcied have a powerful Influence on the
ury, which tonight is reported to bo evenly
divide.! as to her guilt or innocence.
Two things must be remembered in con
ni c Ion wlin a Frennh verdict. First, the
maority vcte prevails, the foreman of the
ury having two votes if there be a tie;
second, that the urors ar? not confined,
but are permitted to return to their homes
at night, where they are subjected to the
posslbla influence of their wives. It U
notorious that whereas a majority of the
men favor the acquittal of Mme. Stein
htll, the women are practically unanimous
In the belief that she Is guilty.
Mme. Steinheil is being deluged with let
ters of every character, many of them con
taining offers of marriage if she is ac
quitted. Enterprising theatrical managers
are trying to arrange for her Immediate
appearance on the stage after release, one
having offered 12,000 for thirty appearances.
Mme. Steinheil la represented aa having
thrown these lettera away la ft rags.
NO 0VfL5S IN IT FOR THIS
Janitor of Bank
Under Arrest for
Negro Chauffeur Shot by New Albany
Bandit is Not Expected
NEW ALB ANT. Ind., Nov. 12. The Jani
tor of tha Merchanta National bank was
arrested today pending an Investigation
Into his reported complicity with Thomas
Jefferson Hall, In an attempt to rob the
bank .and the shooting of Cashier Fawcett,
President Woodward and Jamea Tuckor;
a chauffeur yesterday.
The condition of John K. Woodward,
president of the Merchants National bank
of New Albany, and Jamea Tucker, the
negro chauffeur, who were wounded yester
day by Hall, the boy bandit of Louis
ville, In the latter's sensational attempt
to rob the bank, waa practically unchanged
today. President Woodward Is In serious
condition. The negro Is not expected to
Hall, the bandit, who was arrested later
for tha murder of J. Hangary Fawcett, the
cashier bf the bank, takes his arrest
coolly. Ills stepmother, who visited him
early today, was asked what sort of novels
the bov read.
"Oh, I don't know their names," waa the
reply, "but he always kept three or four
new ones In he house, As fast as one
was read, he would trade It for another.
He was never without them."
The boy's father says the lad Is not
Insane. "He la Just mean."
OPPOSES CENTRAL BANK
Resolutions Psmcd at Ilea Moines
Meeting Declare Idea Dangerous
and Condemn It.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
DES MOINES, Nov. 12. (Special TelegramsAt-
the meeting of the National
Grange today resolutions were passed con
demning the Idea of a central bank as a
revival of a dangerous proposition which
once raised Its head, but was killed by the
veto of a brave president. As representtnu
1.000.000 people, the Grange resolutions un
alterably oppose the Idea.
EH Hardin, ex-chlef of : detectives -f
Iowa, who Is under sentence to the peni
tentiary for spiriting away witnessis
wanted In a suit here, may bo pardoned by
Governor Carroll, on condition that Hardin
never return to Iowa. If he should return
he will be sent to the penitentiary. Hardin
Is now working In a wholesale fruit house
HOGS UP - THIRTY PER CENT
This la Average Advance Over One
Yenr Ago, Says Depart
ment. WASHINGTON, Nov. 12.-A SO per cent
Increase In the price of hogs at western
markets over a year ago Is the average
reported by the Department o' Agriculture
as prevailing on or aboi.i November 1.
Cattlo were approximately 18 per cent
Move for Deep Waterways
Makes Demand for Engineers
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12. -With the In -
ctease of interest In the improvement of
waterways ana tne construction or tne
Panama canal claiming 7 per cent of his
officers, General Marshall, chief of en
gineers of the United States army, has
begun a campaign for an Increase In the
number of officers In the corps of en
gineers. Instead of 188 officers he says
there should be at least 248 with Its pres
ent enlistment. Should the enlistment be
Increased ss recommended still larger num
bers of gtflcari will be needed
BOY BANDIT SHOOTS HIMSELF
Earl Bullock Robs Bank at Eudora,
Kan., Second Time Within Month
DRIVEN TO BAY B Y POSSE
Probably Fatallv Wounds Himself
After Fntlle Effort to Escape
Bank Cashier la Shot
EUDORA, Kan., Nov. 12. Driven to bay
by an armed mob, Karl Bullock, tho 17-
j ear-old bandit, of Lawrence, Kan., who
twice within the last month haa robbed
the Eudora State bank, murdered a police
man and shot another man, probably
fatally wounded himself In an attempt to
commit suicide near here this afternoon.
Bullock's attempted suicide followed h's
second robbery of a bank here today and
his shooting of Fred Starr, cashier of the
Kaw Valley State bank of Eudora, who
was In the Eudora State bank with his
day's clearings. Accompanied by William
McKay, 15 years old, of Jacksonville, Fla.,
Bullock held up tho bank. Although Starr
offered no resistance to the holdup, Bul
lock shot him through the Jaw. Snatching
more than SSOO, Bullock fled, followed by
his companion. Each youth he" two re
volvers. Harry Wilson, cashier of the robbed
bank, sprend the alarm and a crow-d of
citizens, armed with shotguns, rifles and
revolvers, pursued the boy bandit across
the fields. In attempting to swim the
Kaw river the boys lost ground and a
few minutes later the mob was at their
heels. McKay surrendered, but Bullock,
wrenching the revolvers from his falter
ing partner's hands, sped Into a patch of
John Miller, a farmer In no way con
nected with the pursuit, stepped Into Bul
lock's path and the boy, thinking htm an
enemy, fired. His shots mlssod Miller and
the posse, seeing the youth was ready to
shoot, fired a score of shots at him. Bul
lock returned the fire. But realizing he
was about to be captured he shot him
self through the head.
Meantime the crowd threatened to lynch
McKay. Officers hurried him to Law
rence In an aatomoblle and placed him
Bullock's previous holdup of the Eudora
bank and the murder of Policeman Wil
son Prlngle took place on October 11.
While In charge of D. 8. Woods, a
deputy sheriff of Lawrence, who arrested
the boy on a charge of robbing a second
hand store, Bullock drew two revolvers and
forced Woods and Cashier Wilson Into the
bar k vault. Snatching between S00 and
tl.'OO he fled.
That night Prlngle was shot while at
tempting to arrest Bullock at his home
In Lawrence. Prlngle went to the door
and called for Bullock. His answer va
a rain of bullets which swept him down.
He died In a few days.
Efforts to locate Bullock were useless.
He was reported to be In hiding In a wood
near his home.
Hamsun Jt. table.
CHICAGO. Nov. li-Ramson K. Cable,
former president of the Chicago, Rock
Island & Pacific railroad, died today. Mr.
Cable was a director of the Rock Island
road and many affiliated lines.
I There are elKht members of the Japan-
, An Increase in the number of noncom-I 'S8 I'riiamcnt In the. party, one of the
missioned officers was recommended. The!1'0"" of aru' . ot ''"u""
e. abashment of a grade In the corps to j
be known as "military oversoer" or "en- )
listed specialist," was recommended. These i
, , '
men would be assigned to work requiring
special skill in the various companies, and
to each seacoast fort, as foreman of en
gineer construction aid working parties.
Estimates for river and harbor Improve
ment during tha coming fiscal year
amounting to $27,0.'8.037 and 'not Including
over t9.0OC.000 for continuing contracts,, wer
Included in the repoaf
Special Train is Due from Kansas
City at 7:50 O'clock.
MANY FEATURES ARE ARRANGED
Party Will Be Met by Reception
Committee at Burlington Station.
DAY WILL BE UNUSUALLY BUSY
Party Will See City from Aotomnbltea
and Will VlevT McKcen'a Motor
Shopa Ilanqnet In Evening;
at Commercial Club.
Orr.nha today swings wide Its gaes c
the honorary commerclr-J commissioners of
pan. A special train of nine Pullmans
will steam Into the Burlington stattlon at
7:.r.O o'clock this morning and from that
hour until early Sunday morning, when
the palatial train leaves for Denver, no
sionr will be left unturned to entertain
(he distinguished visitors from beyond the
High officials of the state and of the
city, tmmbc:s of tho Commercial club and
society women of Omaha will oln In ex
tending to the noled Japanese a hearty
welcome and a d ly's entertainment has
bten planned lhat will keep the visitors
busy during their stay In tne city.
An Informal reception will be held at the
r urllngton station at 9 o'clock shortly after
the arrival of the special from Kansas
City. Governor A. C. Shnllenbergrr will
welcome tho visitors on behnlf of the stat
of Nebraska and Mayor J. C. Pahlmaii
will voice tho greetings of Omaha. Colonel
W. F. Cody will be one of the visitor!
In tho city to o!n Ir the welcome.
Attractive f ntrrnm Arranged.
Throughout the day and evening a va
rled program has been arranged. Tin
women In the party will be entertained In
various ways. Prominent society women
have olned forces and they will be as
sisted by Mrs. A. C. Shnllenbcrger, wlf
of Governor SI nllenberger, and Mrs. W,
J. Bryan of Lincoln,
At noon they will have luncheon at tin
home of Mrs. C. N. Dletz and during tho
afternoon they will visit the homes oi
J. 11. Millard, L. L. Kountze and later
at the home of George A. Joslyn, where
they will listen to an organ recital. They
will be entertained at dinner, after which
the women will witness the show at the
Orpheum from boxes.
Following the reception at the station
the following program has been announced
for the day's entertainment by tha Omaha
9:30 A. M Take McKecn motor cars for
visit to and ln.,pct.on of Union Pacific
snops and M( Kten Motor Car works,.
Lemons, ration of elec.ric control of teu
ton electrical storage Lattery truck at 11. a)
o'clock. Car started, operated and stopped
from a distance by r wireless system.
Leave shops at 12 o'clock for Florence.
li-.lQ P. M. Inspection of settling basins
and pumping station of the Omaha Water
W orks company. Luncheon will be served
In the pumping station, Mlnne-Luxa, at I
o'clock. Liave water works at I:4.i o'clock.
On way bai k will be seen a demonstration
by T. P. Stroud & Co.'s dirt moving ma
chinery in operation.
2.4.S P. M Visit to Lane cut-off, thence
through stock yards and packing housu
d 1b . i let, Souin Omaha, and back to Union
depot, Omaha, arriving there at S.M
K:.;o P. M. Automobiles will be at Union
depot to take tho commissioners around
the cltv. Run will take In wholesale, re
tall and residence portions, boulevards and
parks. Visit Linlnger art nailery Klght
emth and Davenport streeta) enroute, and
leach residence of Mr. and Mrs. George
A. Joslyn, Thirty-ninth and Davenport
streets, at 4:30 o'clock for a brief muslcalo.
Rdturu to depot not later than 5:15 o'clook.
Banquet at Commercial Club.
Automobiles will be at the Union station
at 6 o'clock, where the train will then bo
standing ready for the trip westward over
the Union Pacific to carry the party up
town. A formal reception will be tendered
In the Commercial club rooms at 6:3J
o'clock, and at 7 o'clock the formal ban
quet will be served. Tills will end the
A special edition of the beautiful Omaha
booklet, with special cover for the occasion,
has been printed, and one will be glvea to
each visitor at the club rooms. The key t
the city will also be presented to eae,i,
tho "stiver keys with "Omaha" In ecroll.
The menu card at the banquet In the even
ing will also be a handsome souvenir of
the visit to the Gate City. In addition to
these, each visitor will be handed a pack
age of postal cards of Omaha, Including
one with a portrait of W. J. Bryan, and
another of his home at Lincoln.
The two speakers of the evening at the
banquet Saturday night at the Commercial
club rooms will be W. J. Bryan and F. I
Hallrr, regent-elect of the University of
Nebranka. Assisting in the reception of
the noted visitors will be Governor Shallen-
Dr. Frederick II. Millener has his big
truck at the Union pacific shops all ready
to demonstrate the use "of wireless clic
trlclty In handling power from a distance.
As the Japanese have a special committee
to Investigate electricity and the transir.ln
sion of control, this will be nion Interest
ing, as Dr. Milli ner Is the plnncer In this
work. His success in lighting the Audi
torium from tho government station at
Fort Omaha last spring during the elec
trical show has attracted attention all over
1'ersonael of the Commission.
There are fifiy-eight Japanese in the
party, of whom thirty-nine are commis
sioners, tlilrteeii are private secretaries
and six ore women. Five of the women
accompany their husbands and one, Miss
TakanasW, Is a niei-e of Uaron Shlbusuwa,
the head of the party. The women dress
In their native costumes and have received
marked social attentions upon the Pacific
coast and In all the eastern and mlddln
western cities thus far visited. The women
are the Baroness Shitiusawa, Baroness
Kanda. Mudame Midzuno, Madame ilorl
koshl, Madame Tukl and Miss Tukanashl.
inn houses of Jaoan are r. Diesented-that
of Baron Shlbuaawa by the baron In per
son, and that of Mitsui Co. by Mr. KetiZ)
Iwahara, Its managing director. Six other
extensive bankers are also in the party.
Nearly every line of Industry and com
merce Is represented In the commission,
Including ownership and management of
electric railways, shipbuilding, manufac
turing of silk and cotton fabrics, export
ing and Importing and stock brokerage.
The professions of law arid medicine are
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