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OMAHA, SUNDAY MOltNINO, NOVEMREK 14, 1909-SIX SECTIOXS-TIIIHTY-SIX PAGES.
Awful Lota of Life in Mine of St. Paul
Coal Company at Cherry,
Cairo is Quiet;
Militia Will Be
Mikado's Commissioners Conclude
Their Omaha Visit at Coramer
cial Club Banquet Board.
WILL BE PROBED
Secretary of the Treasury MacVeagh
Orders Investigation of Customs
HEAR BRYAN AND HALLER SPEAK
WILL REORGANIZE INSPECTORS
Over Two Hundred and Fifty Men
Are, Probably Dead.
CAGE MAED TRIPS THROUGH FIRE
Last Time it Brought Up Eight Dead
ENTRANCE TO MINE SEALED
One lUtlmittc Places ombff of Men
Below rt Knar Hundred Sixty
Victim Were nt Work on
STRING VALLEV. III., Nov. 13. At :10
p. m. City Attorney Hallortn, who has Just
arrived from the scene of the mine explo
sion at Cherry, says that It is estimated
that 410 men have been killed In the explo
sion. Kfforts at rescue have been aban
doned, It Is declared, and the mine closed.
CHERRY, 111., Nov. .13. Eight bodies have
jteen taken from the mine of the .St. Paul
ioai company, wnere mora man iw mtn
are Imprisoned and probably scores dead.
The bodies were taken from the shaft while
a fire was burning fiercely In the Interior
and amoke pouring In dense volumes from
the mouth of the plant. They ,verc pat
on cages and lifted to the surface by un
known heroes who may have sacrificed
their lives In a vain effort to save them.
The known dead are:
-JOHN til'MBV, mine usperlntendent.
ALEXANDER KOABEKU, foreman third
ISAAC LEWIS, a visitor I nthe mine.
.HMIN PUBINSKI. miner.
KOl'n UNIDENT1FED MEN.
The entrance to the mine has been
boarded over In an effort to check the
flames raging In the Interior. This has
chicked all hope of escape to the surface
by the Imprisoned miner. In the three
elna of the mint, on feet below the
surface, the miners are imprisoned and
their only chance for life ia to retreat back
to tie ends of the veins, where enough air
may exist to preserve their Ives until help
All Escape Cat Off.
Tha fans of the mine are, stopped, the
wires all burned out and the mouth aealed
to smother the flames. The first explosion
ocourrad shortly after 9 o'clock. In some
unknown manner It communicated to other
fH.clton of tlia miner and tn-lesa than ten
minutes all hope of escape seemed shut
off from the miners. '
While amoke and even Jets ol flames
swept up through the entrance of the mine,
the cage which carried the mlnera to their
work continued to ascend and descend.
The first loads were about a score of min
ers who escaped with no worse Injuries
. than burns or bruises received in the rush
The laat trip of the cage was made when
the bodies of Die mine superintendent and
his assistants arose. The men were dead
when the car reached the surface. Those
about the pit mouth expressed the belief
that they were dead or dying when placed
In the cage. None survived to tell the
story of the trip.
A half hour after the explosion occurred
the mouth of the shaft was surrounded by
hundreds of frantic women, children and
men. Many tried to enter the mine, but
gave up after the first effort, or were ear
' ried away unconscious from the- smoke and
escaping fumes by their companions. For
( almost two hours officials of the mine and
residents of Cherry tried to devise means
l: to help the Imprisoned mlnera.
Month of Mine Sealed.
At last it was decided, that the only way
to check the flames was to board over the
w entrance to the mine. The opening was
7 almost hermetrlcally aealed and the cover
ing will not be removed until tomorrow
morning. Until that time nothing but ur-
. ..una .nil u j iimua vi . , i o ,. , . . i .... . j . , i-
time. The most optimistic of the watchera
do not believe that leea than 100 are dead.
The mine Is the only one in Cherry and
l more than half the mala population are
i employed In It. Thee veins extend from
ith main shaft, the lowest being more than
t"00 feet below the surface. It la known
that men were at work on all three veins.
Cherry is located fifteen miles north
west of I. a Halle and la almost inaccessible
by wire. The news of the explosion did not
reach Spring Valley until four houra after
Suffragette Armed .
Winston Churchill Attacked
Woman at Bristol . Sta
BRISTOL, Eng., Nov. IS. -A ' w ild-eyed
suffragette armed with a horsewhip at
tacked Winston Spencer Churchill here this
' afternoon and it was only after a struggle
that she was restrained. Churchill and his
wife hud Just arrived by train and were
leaving the railroad station when the
woman suddenly darted out from the crowd
and commenced to belabor the cabinet
member with a rawhide.
Churchill promptly seised hla assailant
and succeeded in wrenching the whip from
her hands after a sharp struggle, during
which the two barely escaped falling from
the platform to the tracka below. The
trophy la now la the possession of Mrs.
Churchill. Tha militant auffratetta was
arrested and imprisoned. Kh refused to
give net name.
Att he polio station Churchill's assail
ant was registered as There Guernctt.
She was smartly gowned. The officers who
mad the arrest said tha woman broke
through the police line at the station plat
form and bringing down the lash of a dog
whip upon the minister's head, shouted:
"Take that, you brute."
Churchill's hat broke ths force ot the
. blow, but the !&ah curlnd about his face
and left a red mark. As the polk' seised
the woman, she pointed scornfully at the
minister's dented hat and while her face
flie! with excitement, cried:
''w that's what you've gotten, and you will
yet more uf the same from British
Special Grand Jury May Be Called
to Consider Indictment of
CAIRO, 111., Nov. 13. Orders for the de
mobilization of the Fourth regiment of the
Illinois National Guard, which has occupied
Cairo since early yesterday, were confi
dently expected by the commanders of the
organization this morning. The absence
last night of any slcn of a disposition to
renew mob rule and the safe arrival at
Kankakee of Arthur Alexander, who wr
escorted from here late yesterday by
companies of militia, led both the local ai. '
state authorities to believe that there was
no chance of further disturbnnce In this
Alexander, who Is suspected of complic
ity In the murder of Annie Pelley, Is the
only individual In whom members of the
mob now have any Interest. The an
nounced Intention of Sheriff Davis and
General Wells was to land the negro at
some point so far removed from Cairo
that no attempt could be made to take
him from the properly constituted peace
authorities, and It Is the general opinion
here that this object was fully accom
plished by the Journey to Kankakee.
Whether a special grand Jury Is to be
summoned to consider possible charges
against members of the mob may also be
Under present conditions of public opin
ion, It Is conceded by the local ponce au
thorities that the chances of obtaining In
dictments against .members of Thursday
night's mob are remote.
Plan of Unions
Resolution at Toronto Meeting Pro
. vides for Religious Services for
TORONTO, Nov. 13. "Labor Sunday" is
a suggestion laid before the American Fed
eration of Labor In a resolution intro
duced at today's session oy Secretary
Frank Morrison. The resolution would
designate the first Sunday in September
of each year as the occasion when the
churches of America devote some part of
the day to a 'presentation of the labor
question. It also recommends that various
central and local labor bodies be requested
to co-operate in every legitimate way with
ministers who thus observe labor's day.
A resolution offered by the American
Federation of Musicians asks that the
American Federation of Labor petition
congress to appoint a special committee
to Investigate the methods employed by
the steel Industry in maintaining Indus
trial conditions, and that if It Is found
that the tariff, Instead of being used to
maintain American Industrial conditions,
la turned Into the pocketa ot the employ
ers the tariff on steel be suspended.
Following the arrival from New York
of John Spargo and Robert Hunter, well
known workers In -the socialistic field,
Frank Hayes, a delegate from the United
Mine Workers, Introduced a resolution de
claring for the socialistic economic pro
gram. This resolution is expected to give
the socialistic element of the convention
an opportunity to discuss their propaganda
on the convention floor.
The resolution providing for an assess
ment of 2fi cents per year from each mem
ber of the federation for the creation of
a national defense fund was voted down.
The convention adjourned until Monday.
Uncle Joe Crazy,
Says H. Ridder
New York Newspaper Man Denies
Alleged Statement of Speaker
NEW YORK, Nov. 13. Herman Ridder
of the New York Staata Zoltung, having
had his attention called to a statement at
tributed to Speaker Cannon to the effect
that Mr. Ridder had promised Mr. Cannon
the support of certain prominent New
York newspapers. Including his own. in
tha national campaign, If the duty on wood
pulp was removed, said today:
'Tha story is absolutely false. Cannon
must be crasy to make such an absurd
statement. I did not pledge him the sup
port even of my own paper and never
talked to him about securing newspaper
support In any shape or manner."
YOUNG robber is indicted
Boy Who Shot West Albany Banker
U Held by the Grand
WEST ALBANY. Ind., Nov. 11 The
Floyd county grand Jury today returned
an indictment against Thomas Jefferson
Koal, charging him with murder in the
first degree. In having shot Jacob H.
Fawcett, cashier of the Merchants Na
iler al bank, with tl e purpose of robbery.
Woman's Age Her Secret
in the Occident or Orient
The characteristic traits of the eternal
feminine vary little in the America weman
and the dainty daughtera of flowery Nip
pon. The reluctance ot woman to disclose
that secret of aecreta, her age, was ex
emplified prettily in a charming evasion
of a prying interviewers questions by
"My first trip abroad," ventured the chic
little worn a. "I wanted to accompany
my husband in hla travels long ago," she
answered lu reply when asked if Janpanese
women were in the habit of following
their liege lords about. "But I have such
a large family at home that I could not
t'How many children hava your waa
'Ther are eight," answered tha baroness
with pride. The jroungaat ia 4 years aid
ted in Weighing Deal
GENERAL TO AID
A His Special Agents at Work
juOOKEJG INTO THEFT OF PAPERS
Desk of Special Agent Parr, Who lias
Been Working on Case, Broken
Open and Memoranda
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13. Secretary of
the Treasury MacVeagh has come out with
the flat statement that not only will he
piobe to the bottom the scandal growing
out of the frauds committed In the New
York customs house by the so-called sugar
trust and Its egent. but he proposes to
renovate the entire business. He declares
he will shoulder all the responsibility for
such a campaign.
It has developed also that the Depart
ment of Justice Is working In conjunction
with the Treasury department. Attorney
General Wlckersham has been gathering
evidence through his corps of special agents
and the evidence Is being worked up by
the legal experts.
Secretary MacVeagh, however, indlcatea
that ho Is going further than merely seek
ing to discover and punish those who
have been guilty of past wrong doing. It
is understood to be his purpose to re
organize the force of inspectors who kept
the close check on the general force In
past years. These Inspectors will be re
cruited with tried and trusted men, famil
iar with the workings of the customs
houses and they will be shifted from place
The report sent broadcast that tha sugar
trust actually owes the government J30,
000.000, instead of the 12,135.000 in unpaid
duties and which It paid under duress, the
treasury officials declare la absurd.
The same officials point out that a most
careful examination of the books of the
New York customs house waa made and
that every cent due the government waa
Official Nearly Keadr.
NEW YORK. Nov. 13. United Statea At
torney ..Wise,- Acting, upon .Instructions re
ceived from Attorney General Wlckersham,
Is today preparing to appeal from the de
cision of Judge Holt, recently rendered in
the United States circuit court here, which
practically frees the direotor and officers
of the American Sugar Refining company
from prosecution In connection with the
Pennsylvania Refining company shutdown,
which the federal grand Jury charged had
been brought against It bycoerclon cited
by the so-called "trust."
Judge Holt's decision exempts those In
dicted from prosecution on the grounds
that the acts alleged to have been com
mitted are outlyed by the statute of
It became known today that federal au
thorities are Investigating a burglary
which occurred In the new custom house
In January, 1908.
The desk of Special Agent Parr, who
had been working on the sugar weighing
frauds, was broken open. Various mem
oranda and data of evidence that he had
secured are said to have been taken. A
former treasury agent Is said to know
something of the burglary.
Just Like Bird
Nebraska Farmer Contracts for Man
ufacture of Machine with
NORFOLK. Neb., Nov. 13. (Special Tele
gram.) David Smith, a farmer from Be
vere, Garfield county, Nebraska, gave a
contract to W. C. Aplman, a Norfolk me
chanic today to build a new style aero
plane, which Smith has been Inventing
four years and has Just patented. The
machine Is worked by bicycle pedaling,
and the wings flap up and down. Smith
paid Ahlman $100 aa evidence of good faith.
RAIN WIDESPREAD IN WEST
Three Inches Fall Darin Forenoon
i at Topeka Drouth Broken
TOPEKA. Kan., Nov. 13. The rainfall in
Topeka. which continued throughout the
right and during the forenoon, amounted
to nearly three lnchoa. The Santa Fe re
ports rains all over the Kansaa lines, with
er.ow and cold in the western section.
EL PASO, Tex., Nov. IS. A drouth of
reveral months' duration has been broken
by snow and rain. The heaviest rain In
two years fell In western Texas.
"Just a little tot," suggested the prying
"What is the age of the oldest?"
The little Japanese woman smiled with
a sudden crafty glance of comprehension.
She appeared not to have heard the ques
tion. When it waa repeated the baroness
looked out acrota the railroad yards at
a big puffing locomotive.
"It rained last night," she said.
Tha baroness as do all the women of
tho part! wears native Japanese costumes.
Her faultless pompadour, however, looks
as though it might have been the art of
the most modish of America's beauty shops.
Not one hair of the smoothly arranged
mass of brown strayed over the smooth
brow of the graceful and petit baroness.
Baron Kanda la a member of the faculty
of the Peera' school In Toklo. He la a
graduate of Amherst college and a mem
ber of tha alumni association. He com
pleted his course at Amherat tsvnty.ftve
i ll & j lfte
Vi f TOE WfT-
From the Minneapolis Journal.
CLUE IN CLEMINSON CASE
Woman Admits Alleged Murderer
Was Interested in Her.
SAID DOCTOR WAS VERY BLUE
Denies, However, that She flaarareated
, to Him that He Give Ills Wife
Chloroform to Get Rid
CHICAGO, Nov. 13. Interest of spec
tators at the trial of Dr. Haldane Clemln
son, charged with the murder of his wife,
was raised to a high pitch today when
Miss Anna Kolb, one of the principal wit
ness for the state, testified.
Miss Kolb stated that she first met the
doctor when he called on a professional
visit. She said Clemlnson attended her
while she was sick In May, 1909.
"Did you not make appointments with
Dr. Clemlnson?" asked State Attorney
"Yes," replied the witness.
"How were they made?"
"Is It not true that Dr. Clemlnson paid
half of your room rent?"
"No; ho did not have any money."
"In reply to a question, the witness
slated that following the death of Mrs.
Clemlnson, she first met the doctor at the
Sheffield avenue police station, three or
four days later.
"What old he say to you?" asked At
"He said, 'The least you say, about this
the better.' " replied the witness.
Mlfs Kolb stated that she did not, until
about six months after their first meeting,
knew that Clemlnson was married. On one
occasion, rhe said, the doctor said to her
that they must not get too deeply Inter
ested In each othr, because he had a wife
ard two children.
Assistant State Attorney Northrup handed
the witness a typewritten paper and asked
her to read it to herself. After she had
read It the witness Identified it as a state
ment she had made to Captain Kane at
the Sheffield avenue police station.
' Did you not say in this statement that
you told a Mrs. Raymond ihat Dr. Clemln
son had been living with you for some
time?" asked Attorney Northrup.
"Yes," replied the wltresg.
"Did you not say In this statement that
once you visited Dr. Clemlnson and he was
feeling blue. He said on that occasion that
he was afraid his wife's people would fin)
out that he was living with ether women
and that he also said to you that he did
not want to lose her, as she had the money,
and did you not say to him then, 'Why
don't you chloroform her?' "
The witness hesitated, and then replied
"No, no; It's a lie."
House Struck and Burned While
Mother is Stunned Tornado
SAL1NA. Kan., Nov. 11 Two small chil
dren of Mr. nnd Mrs. Claude Lemons,
living at Hill City, near here, were burned
to death today when fire reaultlng from
a lightning stroke destroyed the Lemons
home. Mrs. Lemons, who was at the barn,
was stunned by the bolt, and when she
recovered consciousness the house was in
flames and the babies dead. She Is now
In a critical condition. Lemons was not at
NEWTON, Kan., Nov. 11 Several houses
were unroofed and more than a dnun
barns demolished by- a tornado that struck
Hesslon, a small town ten miles north ot
here, last night. No lives were lost.
CALUMET. Mich.. Nov. 11 Eight Inches
of mow fell laatt night on the Kewceaa
peninsula. Deer hunters are flocking Into
the woods, w hile n Lake superior all
vessels are seeklna shell
I CAN WRITE MORE WORDS.
Never Heard of
Man Who Has Been Here for Thirteen
Years Fails to Get Natnraliza
, tion Papers.
CHICAGO, Nov. 1J. -Judge Landls of the
United States district court today found
a man who had lived In tha United States
for thirteen years and never had heard
of a congressman or a senator.
Helnrich Werle was being examined by
Judge Landls for naturalization.
"Who make tha laws?" asked Judge'
Werle shook his head negatively.
"Did you ever hear of a congressman?"
the court Inquired.
"No," said Werle, who appeared as a
man on trial for some serious offense.
"Did you ever hear of a senator?"
"No," was the answer, "I never did."
Judge Landls thereupon continued the
examination in order to give the man an
opportunity to Investigate the principles
of republican government, and Werle left
the court room with a sigh of relief, feel
ing as though acquitted of a crime.
Party is Well
Message is Received Directly from
the Former President at
MOMBASA, British East Africa, Nov. IS.
News of the American hunting expedition
was reeclved here today direct from Colo
nel Roosevelt. The message atates that
there ia nothing whatever wrong with the
NAIROBI, British East Africa, Nov. 13.
Major Mearns and J. Aldon Lorlng, the
naturalist, have arrived here with a splen
did collection of photographs, birds and
mammals. Both men are In excellent
health. In his climb of Mount Kenya, Lor
lng reached an altitude of 18,500 feet. He
will go to Lucanla Hill Monday. Major
Mearns will remain here to pack the spec
imens for shipment to America.
Three Years for Lnaiprecht.
CLEVELAND, Nov. IS. Oeorge O.
Lamurecht, former member and manager
of Lamprecht Brothers & Company,
brokers, was sentenced to three years in
the penitentiary tofjay. Lamprecht'a
conviction was the coijtcome of the fail
ure of the brokerage firm over a year
ago with liabilities aggregating $l,o00.-000.
Paris Sure of Acquittal
in Mme. Steinheil Case
PARIS, Nov. 13. The public today awaits
with confidence the acquittal of Mar
gherlta Steinheil. Guilty or Ihnocent, the
Impression Is general that the state has
not made out a case asalnst her.
Originally charging that she murdered
both her painter husband, Adolhe Stein
heil, and her step-mother, Madame Japy,
the prosecution modified its allegations as
the trial progressed, finally eliminating the
charge of patricide and admitting that
the accused woman might have been an
accomplice rather than the principal in
the death of her husband.
In case of her acquittal, her friends
i have arranged to spirit the widow away
to some quiet place In the country, where
she may recuperate from the effects of
her trying ordeal. (,
the court were Henri Rochefort. the veteran
free-lance Journalist, whose attempts to give
the tragedy political color have gone far to
excite popular Interest In the case; several
well known dramatists and playwrights
and a doaen other celebrities. "
REBELS' VERSION OF BATTLE
Assert Zelaya's Troops Became Panic
Stricken and Retreated.
ESTRADA STILL HOLDS EAST
Revolutionists Bar Provisional Gov
ernment 1 f-;.-ure and Reeogal
tion by United Statea Is
COLON, Nov. 13. A wireless message
from Blueflelds, the headquarters of the
provisional government established by
General Estrada, leader of the Nicaragua!)
rebellion, gives the rebel version of the
recent fighting near the Costa Rlcan bor
der. The message says the news was re
ceived at Blueflelds from Colorado bay,
Conta Rica, and continues:
"Fierce fighting took place on the 10th
and 11th at a point near Colorado bay
and the San Juan river. General Toledo,
with peveral hundred government troops
who had invaded Costa Rica territory in
order to attack the Nlcaraguan rebels who
were entrenched along the San Juan river
(which forms the boundary between the
two republics), was forced by Costa Rica
to rccross into Nicaragua.
"Toledo forthwith attacked the rebel
troops under General Chamorro on the
Nlcaraguan side of the river. The gov
ernment army repeatedly assaulted the po
sitions of the rebels.
"Although outnumbered. General Cham
orro responded with great effect. After
thirty-six houra of desperate fighting Presl
Zelaya'a troops became ranlc-strlcken. Both
Bides lost heavily in killed and wounded.
"General Estrada atlll holds all tha ter
ritory east of the eighty-fifth parallel
(that Is the eastern half of Nicaragua) ex
cept a few miles on the San Juan river.
"The provisional government is being
maintained In an orderly manner, and it
is expected the United States will soon
recognize the government of Estrada as
an Independent republic."
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13.-Before leaving
(Hreytown Thursday after their defeat the
Nlcaraguan revolutionists dynamited the
two government vessels, the Managua and
the Norma, ships of about 300 tons bur
den each, and burned various places In
the city. This Information Is contained
In a dispatch received at the Nlcaraguan
legation here today from President Zelaya.
Iowa Judges Will Resign.
BOONE, Ia., Nov. 13. (Special Tele
gram.) Judge C. G. Lee of Ames, Judge of
the court of this district, will, within a
short time, tender his resignation, giving
111 health as the cause. During the last
week he conducted court at Fort Dodge,
and has been In very poor health.
Marietta Wolf, the former cook in the
Steinheil household, and her son, Alex
andre, both of whom had testified for the
defense, contribute! to the general ex
citement today with grandiloquent out
bursts of Indignation.
When court first convened Marietta
forced her way Into the court room and
attempted to reach the Judge's bench, but
she was seized by the police and uncere
moniously dragged out of the place.
The moment the proceedings again were
opened Marietta Wolf, accompanied by her
attorney, found entrance and, puxhlng her
way to the bar, demanded In a loud voice
that, whereas, she had been mentioned as
an accomplice, she be now heard.
A sharp wrangle between M. Aubln and
Judge Advocate Trouard Rlolle, followed,
the latter finally declining to "designate
the woman." M. Aubln replied:
"I shall take not of thee facts."
The report continues ourrent that both
Marietta and Alexandre Wolf ax la Im
minent danger ot arrest.,.
' . J- '. - .
Former Extols Peace Between Na
tions, Latter Business Relations.
WOMEN SHARE PLEASURE OF MEN
Entertained by Some Leading Society
Folk of Omaha.
MOTORS AND WIRELESS BIG HIT
One Industrial Klnaj of ' Mlpnoa
Determines to Buy McKeen
Cars When He Sees Them
at the ho;it. ,
The Mikado's commercial commissioners
spent a big. busy dny in Omaha yesterday,
mixing pleasure with their business of
studying 'commercial. Industrial and edu
cational Interests and winding up their
visit at the Commercial club banquet In the
evening, when William J. Bryan, a particu
lar friend of the Japanese people, and
Frank L. Mailer were the orators.
A constant rain poured all day and Into
the night, but the sturdy little men from
the Flowery Kingdom yes. and their he
roic women folk Insisted they did not mind
rain and refused to allow any detail of the
city's program to be altered for them.
The presence of Mr. Bryan among tha
Japanese had a sentimental Interest. It to
a matter of public knowledge that a young
Japanese some years ago became enamored
of democracy as he read It In the speeches
nnd writings of Mr. Bryan, and avowed
his determination of coming to this country
to study democracy, so that he might be
come a leader among his own people. He .
wrote to Mr. Bryan of his fantastic dream,
and Mr. Bryan tried to dissuade him from
coming. But he came. One day Mr. Bry
an's doorbell rang. Mrs. Bryan answered
It. There stood the little brown man.
Today this young man. educated In Lin
coln through Mr. Bryan's Instrumentality..
Is In Japan doing well, and to him In his
address last night Mr. Bryan conveyed hla
well wishes through the distinguished rep
resentatives from his country.
Mr. Holier, in his address, discussed
"Our Commercial Relations with Japan."
Both speakers provoked repeated applaus
from their eminent auditors.
Arrive In Their Palace.
Aboard one of the most palatial trains
ever coupled up on an American railway,
the honorary commercial commissioners of
Japan arrived at the Burlington station at
7:35 in the morning, fifteen minutes ahead
of the regular Kanras City limited.
Soon after the special steamed into tha
traJn sheds a reception committee from
the .Commercial club boarded the train to
welcc iro the atrangera to Omaha. , Tha '
committee was headed by Gould Diets and
Included Edgar If. Allen, W. II Bucbols,
David Cole. F. L. Hnller, F, W. Judson,
M. C. Peters, C. C. Rose water, Everett,
Buckingham. Colonel W. F. Cody. E. E.
Brando, 11. K. Burket, G. E. Haverstlck.
Joseph Kelley, Harry Weller. Dan B. Ful
ler, William 11. Glass, W. -;. Wood,
Clement Chase, W. R. McKeem Jr., R. B.
Bush, C. N. Dletz, L. E. Bperry and a
dozen Japanese merchants from Omaha.
J. M. Guild, who went to 'St. Louis to
meet the commissioners, accompanied them
to Kansas City and thence to Omaha.
As the representatives of Omaha boarded
the Pullmans and extended to the notable
BUbJerts of tne Mikado the hand of
Omaha's friendship, enthusiasm and happi
ness marked the sv arthy countenances of
the Japanese. All were up early, with thu
exception of the women in the party, and
hud breakfasted before 8:30 o'clock.
Received by Governor.
The formal reception waa held In tha
large east room of the Burlington station,
which was decorated nlth flags of Japan
and the United States. The visiting Jap
anese were first introduced to Governor
Shallenberger. Mayor Dahlmn nnd Colonel
W. F. Cody who, with the more prominent
of tha Japanese, then formed in a receiving
line when the business men of Omaha were
Introduced to the distinguished foreigners.
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commissioners In behalf of the stat of
Nebraska. He said that Nebraska
Joiced with other commonwealths in wel
coming such distinguished visitors from
"Nebraska is dlffertit from most of tha
states you have visited In that It is depend
ent mostly upon agriculture and yet we are
remarkable In the fact that in comparison
with our population w produce as much
wealth per capita as any stat in tha
union," said Governor Shallenberger. "Wa
produce annually JlOO.000.000 worth of pro
ducta a year with a population of 1.160.000,
an amount equal to the annual gold pro
duction of the world. Omaha la the great
market for our agricultural products and
we are a wonderfully Independent stat.
"While I might apologize ror the rain, I
must add that It makes the people of tli
s:ale smile beoaus when it rains our
wealth is Increased. W call this God'a
country and we welcome you to It."
An Interpreter repeated Governor Khal
lenberger's speech In full for tne benefit
of the Japanese who do not understand
tnglish. Both the governor and the in
terpreter were roundly applauded by th
Mayor Welcome to City,
"You mme to t:s as representatives of a
most wonderful nation and we are glad
to welcome you to our city," ald Mayor
I'ar.in.an in tpeaiilug for the city of
Omaha. "Vou are now In a city recog
nized aa being the metropolis of the rich
est country on ti.e face of the earih."
Mayor Dahlman then told the visitors
of th resources of Omaha and of tha bij
Institutions which they would find wlihln
the lcy gates.
"W are proud to honor this distinguished
delegation." said the mayor, "and we want
cu to go away feeling that the peopl
of Omaha are glad you came. 1 lake great
pleasure In turning the keys of the city
over to you for today."
The mayor's speech was also repeated
by an Interpreter.
Baron Shlbusaw a, the II irriman of Japan,
responded to the addresets of welcome In
his native tongue and his speech waa re
peated in English by Asjmolo, editor ol
the Japan Times.
The baron said that ho hoped Omahii
would not hold him responkllil for th
rain, but yet he would be glad to have the
farmers of Nebraska ;ive him due credit
for bringing it up from Kansas City, with
him. He said he rejoiced In th great
prosperity cf Nebraska and th wi, of
which Omaha was th gateway. He said
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