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OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING," JANUARY 1, 1910-TWELVE TAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
YEAR OF GOOD
( 1 nuw l HONK :
TIMES JN OMAHA
Twelve-Month Just Passed Brought
Rich Material and Ethical
Blessing to This City.
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BUSINESS MAKES NEW RECORDS
Manufacturers Turn Out $191,000,000
in Wares, Jobbers $110,100,000.
BANK CLEARINGS ARE $735,000,000
California Special on the Rock Island
is Wrecked Near Trenton,
i"V Only One Sleeper and an Observation
Car Remain on Track. I
DOBIIS ARE BADLY BUI1NEDV
Fire Scorches Clothin-.
VICIIM3 SUFFER INTENSELY
Wreck Orror Two Hllr from Million
and Ground la (jvrr l vtlth Drr
'no Alnrm Sent by T
phone tram Fnrmhoaae,
TKKNTON, Mo., Dec. 31.-Three people.
. .. v wi n 11(1111 m-h wnmpn WPIM Klllfd. UHd
"V at least forty-five injured, when the Rock
1 Island passenger train No. S. the "Callfor-
nla special," was wrecked two miles souti
Tklof here at R:M n'clnrk this mnrnlm.
xnu cause or tne wreck is unknown, ai-
though it in .hought to have been cuused
kby spreading rails. While the train was
r i"s i a nign niweii inv engine una
-P.Jf ider suddenly left the trnck nnd plunged
y'oYtlV.yi five-foot embankment. They
qtilckl. followed by two .baggage cars, a
mall mV tourist car and a Pullman
sleeper. C'f ino ciitiro tialn, but a sleeper
and an obtrvallon car remainec
Car Horn LlUe Tinder.
While passengers In the wrecked cars
were struggling to escape from tha debris,
fire started. The cara burned like tinder.
The three people who lost their lives were
badly burned. Scores were reHcued after
the flames had scorched their clothing
or burned their fsh. Many were pinioned
( Under the wreckage and begged pitecusly
Cto be released before the fire reaohd them.
David Slegel of Cleveland, O., was held
" w Or an hour while the flames burned within
va few ffeet of him. He Instructed the
NfircecueiH to carry water from the tank of
Ttlin ...,...,.. n .1 .1 . , 1. (nA n n ...... t
.'IV. 011110 BbllU J' U . UUl 111.11 ....
Ms body. This was done and eventually
he was rescued, although he will loae an
Heroic rescues were numerous. Men and
women who escaped from the cars by kick
ing out winduws or breaking down doors
quickly rushed back Into tha burning
wreckage to rescue their less fortunate
fellow passengers. At the risk of their
own lives they carried the burned, maimed
und bleeding to places of safety.
Wrn'V lu Peso I nt;- Hpot.
Happening Bit It ciid far i .,11 a station
and mure -than half a m ! from a fi rm
b.T.ir .ti-.' rwk . cunt 'n v most kii
ci'tit. ;rV . b.ii'.din;.; of any kind near'
the v. ick.
1 Ti e ,i4um1 wa. covcrej with snow and
a r.iu w In. 1 ,a bloving. Thrown into the
op.'H u'.r, v'th tut ti .nail portion of their
clothi.'ift;. even thei"e who escaped Injury In
the wr ck ;iiif'e-fd terribly, lint the strond
rt:i('!ly r.tci1. l.'fd everj'thing for the wenk.
Ju'i-n Kave t:u tlieir coats to the women
erd children ur.d Injured. Women tore
str'i h fro. -.1 their clothing to make band
a:ri; for '.he wounded.
An nuiny li J.ired as room could be mail.i j
for were placid in the two curs that re
ir.alned on the truck. Others stood about
boi.firoH ni:ido of portions of the wreck
until a relief train arrived.
Farmer Glvra Alarm.
A fjuniei fiiive the aJnrm. Ho called the
Tnr.fon el'fice, which is a division point,
and n relief train wob qulrkly made up.
The most seriously injured were token
to n hotel In Trenton. Another relief
train took twenty of the In'ured and the
uninjured pn.eners to Kansas City, Wo.
All pnssenscrs were provided with tickets
to their dominations at that poln.
At first It wa believed that at leant a
dozen people had been klloiJ. But tonight
practically all of tho wreckage has been
iieored uway and but three bodies have
A rigid Investigation of Ino cause of the
wreck Is to be made. .A coroner's Inquest
be. started here tomorrow. Hock
nd officials have already startod an
Iry to determine the cause of the
Thlr-Kour Are Injured.
11ICAOO, Dec. SI. One of tho women
kll'd In tho Hock Island wreck" ut Tren-
ton, '!o., was Mr. Gertrude Iiarntu of
vrmourl.ile. The other wuiiiaii to far
ia not b'q Identified,
All told llrty-four personi were In
jured, accord -Hg to the Ilock Island effi-
juren, accord -Hg to the
The following Ht of I
injured waa g'ven
out by the officials:
V. 11. Ilargli. Ishpeming. Mich.
it. a. fancy, l.aii'lo, Mich.
J. W. I aniptiell. HutchliiMon, Kan
'lilld of Mrs. y. V. I, yon, I'lioenlx,
1'. 8. Hwarly.. San Diego, Cul.
K. A. Wietake, Iai Angeles, Cal.
O. W. Gooding, Iola, Kim.
Mrs. Drunilln Knnpp, Adrian. Mich
George R Iternard, K. ileinard' and
I.uclen l.edford, mull clerks, all of Kan
sas. City, Mo.
William 8. VinMon. Ottumwa, 'la.
M l'oreuplle. 1'arkersburg. Ia.
Steve Howard, Cherokee, Okl.
Michael Kiynn. AniiKo. Wis
y. K. Mi-Means, Davenport, Iu.,
W U Cllne, Hock Inland, III ,
Mrs M. Schrledewind. Imperial, Cnl
!,. rirlgK. f'hieao, IJUKKaKenmn.
Morris iiurianurg. fiui-aiin, ceok.
Gu Carlson, Chliaso, el;ef on dining
W O. Williams, Chicago, dining car
l.s. L J. Foreman, Ut. Joseph, Mo
Mi Annu Hchalleiiberger, Nichols, Ia.
in. Fanny fcVhaffrr, Centtrvtlle, 1
J. K. Me.lelHohn, ilostmi.
Jull'is Medelsohn, lioMmi.
j J,. DhinkenBhlp, Hallas, Tex.
Kre lerlck Harver. waiter on diner.
,W. J- nii'i waner.
IK. I'avu, waiter.
In- d K. I.etereer. cook.
I,ii:,lle Devcendorn, .Murysvill.i, Kan.
I'lemens, roiutuctor, builly bruised.
KILLED WHILE HUNTING
Identallr ttaot by Dls ban of
khnlgaa In tUe Hands of
CEOlsM , Neb., Dec. 8I.-(Sclal Tel,
i.) Francis, the lo-year-eld son of Mr.
Mrs. W, B. Bteever, was k'lled Thurs-
rterwmn by the accident I discharge
hotgun tn the hands of lis brother.
agid 14 years, while out hunting
tn hU father's farm n. r Stroms-
There were threw boys ti the crowd
arcldi nt hapiwned vjn the boy
u killed had Ittantd foriard to pick
nltnal that be bad J; shot. The
and mother were away from home
e accident happened.
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NO PEACE WITH- S1ADRIZ
General Estrada' Firm in Stand
Against Zelayan Fartisani.
HOLDS CONGRESS WITHOUT POWER
IuanrKrnt Leader Saya He Will Never
Recognise Prealdent Choaen br
Illegal Hod r Tract Only
BLUEF1KLDS. uec. 81. General Es
trada remains firm in his determination
not to recognize the presidency of Madriz.
He holds that the election of the latter by
congress was illegal and that the people
of Nicaragua have not spoken. He has
refused tho offers of peace, through com
promise, from Managua and is continu
ing preparations for a campaign against
Today the proposed attack on Greytown
Is utider dlscustion. ,
General Mena has arrived at Uhlle after
capturing a number of the government
soldiers and a supply of ammunition. The
prisoners with their supplies were on their
way to reinforce General Gonxelas, When
the battle at Becreo was fougrt.
The recent representations by Madriz are
viewed here as Intended to delay the east
ward march of the insurgents. If Madriz
had this purpose it has been frustrated.
Ou December 22, Madriz apprised Estrada
of the former's assumption of the presi
dency under an act of congress. He re
quired that the Insurgent commander sus
pend hostilities pending the arrival of com
missioners appoined at Managua to seek
a way to a permanent peace.
The message was received with skepti
cism, as every move by Madriz is re
garded here with suspicion. It is remem
bered that his truces preceding the battle
of Kama were merely time-killers, while
the government troops were awaiting the
hoped-for arrival of food and ammunition.
His latest proposal was viewed similarly.
On Christmas day General Estrada re
plied, refusing to stop fighting, but prom
ising to receive Madriz'a commissioners,
should they come here and have anything
to say. They will be Informed that peace
in Nicaragua ia impossible while Madriz or
any other person holds or seeks qfflce un
der the authority of a congress Illegally
Estrada's letter or reply to Madriz was
shown to a lepresent alive of the press.' Its
contents admit of but one construction
Estrada Is determined that no vestige of
the Zelayan regime shall remain In the
government of Nicaragua and peace Is pos
sible under no other terms. Madriz and the
congress, which elected him are regarded
.as Zelayan in sentiment and intent
DEADLOCK STILL EXISTS
- AT THE HOMESTAKE MINE
Men aiKOlag Koaaaton Mat Posted as
Traltora No Sign of Resump
tion of Work.
LEAD, S. D., Deo. Sl.-(Ppeclal.)-The
unions made another move In the Home
stake lockout trouble by posting notices
containing the names of forty-nine men
whom it alleged had violated their obliga
tions by hlgnlng the Homestake non-union
list. The lists are headed "Traitors to the
Working Class, Ilulleiln Nd. 1." and were
widely placarded about the city. They at
tracted considerable attention, but are nut
expected to lead to any other result. The
notices set forth that he men mentlomd
had "lost the respect and confidence at all
For several weeks a perelstent rumor has
been in circulation that the company in
tended resuming operation about January
1, but aa the year Is over and no prepara
tion have been made, it Is evident that
tha company has no Intention of re-open-Ing
in the near future. In fact, the best
posted business men and those In closest
touch with the situation here declare that
It will be easily six months before the
Homestake turns a hand toward resump
tion of work. The management has made
It plain ttiat no compromise Is to be made
and that It la content to bide Its time
until con.lltlone berime more settled and
it Is generally uudenitood that It will
mantge us own arimrs and employ such 1
men as it seea fit.
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Suicide, Back of
De Janon Case
Sixteen-Year-Old New York Heiress
Bejieved to Have Run Away
NEW YORK. Dec. SI. While- private "de
tectives and city police have rot-yet found
Roberta E. Dejanon, the 16-year-old heiress
who strangely disappeared from Philadel
phia on Wednesday, they have discovered
facta which lead them to believe she came'
directly to this city, instead of committing
suicide, as she had intimated in letters to
her grandfather and to her father, Ferdi
nand DeJanon of New York.
Robert Bulst, grandfather of the mlsBlng
girl, and with whom she lived at the Belle-vue-Stratford
in Philadelphia, asked the
New York police to look for her and also
for Frederick Cohen, a fisllevue-Stratford
waiter, nearly fifty years old.
Mr. Brflst, who on last Tuesday had
signed papers of formal adoption, making
Roberta DeJanon the sole heir to bis
wealth, which ts said to be considerable,'
Informed the New York police that Cohen
and the girl disappeared at the same time,
and that they had boarded a train together
for New York. ,
Cohen's wife Is now here with the police.
She says Cohen recently asked her if, she
would consent to a divorce for a money
consideration and showed her a gold match
safe which he said Miss DeJanon had given
Half Million Lost Annually by North
western Lines is Esti
mate. ST. PAUU Dec. 31. That nearly every
railroad running through the northwest has
suffered from frauds perpetrated by em
ployment agents to the same extent as
against the Great Northern, is the belief
of those interested in the investigations
being conducted under the personal direc
tion of President L. W. Hill of the Great
Special Agent Ray of the Great Northern
has discovered that office colluelon on the
part of a Great Northern employe made
plots of the labor agents easy to carry
Estlmatea of the amount of money said
to have been lost to the northwestern rail
roads through the manipulations of certain
employment agents In all parts of the
country run as high as $500,000 annually.
come and gone and
give you better at
tention now than
when they are
It you are wise this U the time
to have your work done. You can
get better work for less money than
any time of the year.
Under the head of "Dress
makers" on the first want ad
page you will find some spe
cial inducements which they
are offering. It will pay you
to turn to them now.
Have you read the want ads yet
i ( v MWiMJ yM WMfMmMrnir-
WARM WEATHER IS PROMISE
Prediction Cheers Eastern Cities
Blocked by Snow and Ice.
OHIO RIVER TO
Many Have Not Had Mall far Three
Days and Food anaV oat Arc
Short- Flood ml Natvr -'
' ' ' " Mraaee, ' " '
WASHINGTON. Dec. Sl.-The extreme
cold spell which has . prevailed in many
states Is on the verge of being .broken.,
according to today's government forecast,
and by tonight the temperature will have
"Warmer tonight and Saturday" Is tha
general prediction for two sections. An
exception waa noted along the great lakes,
where stormy weather is tha usual occur
rence at this season of the year.
Continued absenco of extremely cold
weather for the west and middle west is
EVANSVILLE, Ind.. Dc. A 81. Many
Ohio . river towns have not had mail for
three days and some of them are suffer
ing from short food and - coal ' supplies.
Though wagons are being driven over the
ice-bound river at Tell, City, Connellton
and other points aa far up as Madison,
the government officials will not permit
the mall to be carried over the dangerous
Old river men say that not since the
civil war has tha river been ao heavily
blocked with ice.
The wharf boats at Cannellton and Tell
City and other towns are frozen in and
ice is gorged high against the Louisville
& Nashville railroad bridge at Hender
son, Ky. "
CAIRO, 111., Dec. 31. Two ice gorges
formed In the Mississippi river at Hick
man, Ky., last night and for a time there
were grave fears of a flood. The water
was forced as far up aa Cairo. The situa
tion here caused great uneasiness today.
The gorges broke and the river held to
its channel. Both the Ohio and Missis
sippi rivers are running full ot Ice.
the Toy Pistol
Nebraska Law in Effect Today Pro
hibiting Sale Giant Firecrack
ers Under Ban, Also.
LINCOLN, Neb., Dec. 31. (Special.)
The toy pistol, blank cartridge and fire
cracker law goes into effect at midnight
tonight. This law provides that from Jan
uary 1 It shall be unlawfu) for any person
to sell,' use, offer or keep for sale within
this state any toy revolvV shooting blank
cartridges, blank cartridges for toy re
volvers, toy or firecrackers more than five
Inches In length or three-quarters of an
inch In diameter. It provides, however,
that caps containing dynamite may be
used, kept for sale, or sold when needed
for mining purposes or for danger signal
or for other necessary uses.
A violation of the law Is punishable by a
fine of not exceeding $100 or imprisonment
not exceeding thirty days in the county
Under other statutes t Is provided that
by February 1 the district clerk of each
county shall return to the secretary of the
State oBard of Health a report of the mar
riages and the divorces of the calander year
preceding. These reports are to be made
upon blanks furnished by the state.
Federal Plan In Ohio.
CINCINNATI. O., Dec. Si lousy is the
last day on which the cities In Ohio will
conduct business under what has been
known for several years as the "board"
plan of government. Tomorrow the fdrral
plan will begin, under which responsibility
In the conduct of city affairs 1 neutered In
the mayor and his two lieu i- the
directors of public service , - bile
Bell Toaeera lacreaaea Capital.
TRENTON, N. J., Iec. Jl.-The Dela
ware A Atlantic Telegraph and Telephone
company, a branch of the Bell system
filed an amended certificate hera todav In
creasing its capital stock from JW,uu0 to
tie tut uu.
is Neil McCoig
Family at Grand Island Positive in
Identification Woman in
GRAND ISLAND, ,,Neb., Deo. 81. (Spe
cial Telegram.) it waa y definitely ascer
tained here this morning - thatj the body
of the man found murdered at Kansaa City
Sunday was that of Nell McCoig, a horse
buyer and farmer, who lived three miles
from this city until August last, when he
went to Falls City and purchased a res
taurant. ! Mrs. McCoig only after being quite convinced-
that her husband was dead ad
mitted having heard of his relations with
Other women. A letter she found among
other effects from a Miss Alice Barber,
warned him to say nothing to one "Feet"
who had returned to her hotel to get him
mad.' The daughter positively declared the
picture of the dead man, to be that of her
father and the mother stated that the
piece Of cloth cut from the suit and shown
to her was that worn by him. Mrs. Mc.
Colg "did not know how much money he
had, but he had carried a watch and an
Odd Fellow's pin.
KANSAS CITY, Dec, 31.-The Jealousy of
two men Infatuated with the same wornun
may. the police said today, explain the
muruer in Kansas City, Kan., of Neal Mc
Coig of Grand Island, Neb. A man who
had demanded thai McCoig keep away
from Mrs. Alice Barber was in thj woman's
home at 1224 Oak street the night the Ne
braska man made his last visit to her
home. ' '
McCoig knew the man and frequently
had told Mrs. Barber of his dislike of the
other. Mrs. Barber feared trouble If the
two should meet and sent William Nelson,
a roomer at her house, to Intercept McCoig
and prevent his appearance while the sec
ond man was present.
"The man you refer to was Jealous of
McCoig," Mrs. Barber said today. "Mc
Coig had hard feelings against the 'man
and was always knocking him to me. It
was a case of Jealousy all around, y'ou
might say. I don't think they ever quar
reled openly, but there were hard feelings."
Last Day of Grace
Tennessee Law Forbidding Manufac
ture of Intoxicants is Effective
tire at Midnight.
NASHVILLE. Tenn., Dec. Si. Distillers
and brewers must close their plants at
midnight when the new Tennessee law
forbidding the manufacture of intoxicating
beverages in this state becomes effective.
Prominent whisky manufacturers say the
law will be tested In the courts.
Nashville, Knoxvllle and Chattanooga
have one brewery each and there are .wo
There are forty-one distilleries in' the
state, most of them small plants with a
capacity pf one to six barrels dally.
More Money for Diamonds
This Year Than Ever Before
WASHINGTON, Den, Si Prosperity haa
returned, according to tha figures of the
Imports and exports for the calendar year
of I'M, Just published by the bureau of
statistics of the Department of Commerce
and LaboV. The suretlndlcatlon of ready
money, officials declare, la the diamond
market and during the first eleven months
ot If this has boomed, the importation of
cut diamonds amounting to $26,214.M1, three
tlmea more than during tha same period
laat year and almost Sti.&ou.OOO more than
during that time In 1307.
In fact, the imports of cut diamonds for
SIXTY MEN FALL INTO RIVER
Ice Jam Sweeps' False Work from
Under Bridge at St. Louis.
FORTY ARE RESCUED BY TUG
Most of Others Are Supposed to Have
Escaped on lee Floes Damage
; ..Ji New Structure luarter
ST. LOUIS! Dec. 81. Three hundred feet
of the false structure of the McKlnley
bridge, now under construction across the
Mississippi river, was knocked out by an
Ice Jam at 5 o'clock tonight. Sixty men
were thrown Into the river and some of
them may have been drowtuM.
One hundred and thirty men were at
work on the structure when the Jam be
gan to move. Seventy of them heard the
warning snap', of the. timbers in time to
escape to the steel work, but sixty others
went down In the twisted mass of timbers.
Three hoisting engines and a traveler
also went down, Imperilling the struggling
Captain John Short, In charge of a tug
and two barges, froiien In, picked up forty
of the men and got them ashore after a
two-hour battle with the Ice, whlqh is
lammed six feet high-In many places.
Several times the barges threatened to
crush the tug and several times the ves
sel nearly turned turtle when forced upon
the ice by the pressure behind it.
The twenty men who were unable to
reach the tug are believed to have reached
shore across the floating ice floes, but
company officials said tonight they would
not know whether any lives were, lost until
tomorrow when the men will be paid off.
The property loss is estimated at $250,000
and the completion of .the bridge will be
delayed several months.
The bridge ia being built by the Illinois
CARRIERS AND POSTMASTERS
Cona-resaman Klnkuld Iteeominenda
New Appointment for Seneca
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Dec. 31. (Special Tele
gramsCongressman Kinkaid today rec
ommended the appointment of Dal Carney
as postmaster at Seneca, vice Etho'l Car
ney, resigned. He also recommended the
appointment of Albert M. Clark postmaster
at Sybrant, Rock county, vice George
The postmastei at Huron, S. D., has
been allowed one additional carrier to be
gin service January 15.
, Rural carriers appointed for Nebraska
are: Kearney, route 4, William R Straaus
baugh, carrier; no substitute. Litchfield,
route J, Robert C. Brown, carrier; Chester
R. Heapy, substitute. Iowa, Bedford, route
S, George W. Brown, carrier; no substitute,
Colfax, route 2. Lisle Harper, carrier; no
substitute. Mystic, route 1, Charles T.
Stark, carrier; no substitute; route 1
Marlon S. Taylo, carrier; no substitute;
Thayer, route 1, Claude Soeley, carrltr;
Ralph Heeley, substitute.
Postmasters appointed for Nebraxka are:
Spring Ranch, Clay county, Otto Mutz, vice
I. M. ItouHh, resigned.
Iowa postmasters: Hayward, Dickinson
county, Julia H. Alexander, vice W, Hay
this year, with December omitted amounted
to more than Il.0u0.000 more than for the
twe'.ve months of 1W7, the banner year In
More than 140,000,00 worth of dlumonds
and other precious stones were Imported
Into the United stales for the flrat eleven
months of lm This represents an In
crease of 11,000,000 over l'.
The only matter for serious reflection in
the report Is the statement thBt the expor
tation of food stuffs, both raw and manu
factured, has'failfn lower thun haa been
noted In a decaW
Unprecedented in History of City and
Deposits About $55,000,000.
BUILDING PERMITS $7,000,000
Year of loot) Marks Kpoch of the
Skyscraper In Omaha and In
trodueca More Than One
SECO&OS Or TWO TSAItS.
Sank clearlng-a . .735,8US,CG8 60U. 623X07
Eank deposits . . 63.77S.B79 48,1138,607
ll,B)2,0u0 ' 188,172 iej
. 13,3(11,883 a,863,UU'
H8 pcr-u'ice. ...
Public works. . . .
iive atcok re
The year 190!) was mere than rnimin.
prosperous for Omaha. It marked a pv
era In the business life of the city It la re- '
corded as the eroeh of the skyscraper. It
saw not only the beginning of the first
really tall building n Omaha, but wit
nessed the erection of several flights of the
City National bank's sixteen-story struc
ture nt Sixteenth and Harney streeta and
Just about saw the close' or the long-pending
negotiations of the Woodmen of n
World for a site on which to shoot up 4
building of sixteen stories.
The year was boundless In It blessings
to the city. And these blessings are not
confined to material prosperity; the man
who Is looking on the ethical side of thi
ledger may find a snug balance on the right
side.' Churches, educational Institution and
moral forces generally have moved onward
and upward, sharing In tha swiftly flow
ing current of good things. With the es
tablishment, In an embryonic state still, of
the University of Omaha the city gains
one new school whoso founders believe will
come day bo a substantial credit to Omaha.
And with a better and more prosperous
city has come also a more beautiful city.
More than SICO.OOO has been expended on
parks and boulevards alone, while more
than St50,000 was devoted to the Improve,,
ment of streets and ottiemollV' rrfinM'y.'
Commerce- and Intlaxitre. : r ,
Coming down to the commercial and In
dustrial side of O'tinha's life 190J wa In
the concrete a distinct, triumph. The
wholesale Jobbers of the city surpassed
their splendid record of 1908 by S22,70J,00J,
doing a business in the aggregate of S116,
113.000. These figures represent goods sold
by the wholesale merchants and have no
relation to goods made here. The manu
factured articles for the year which the
Industrial plants of Omaha turned out
mount up to the lofty height of $191,872,000,
which is another healthy gain over tho
flitureb for 1U08.
The packing hou.'es of South Omaha come
In for the lion's shaie of these gigantic pro
ceeds. Their output for the year brought
the enormous sum of $121,000,003, Which rep
resents un Increase in revenue over 1908 of
$t),500,000. . ,
Itearh New Territory,
These enlarged revenues of the Jobbers
and manufacturers of Omaha anaiik
loudly on the subject of commercial con
quest; they point unmistakably to the fact
that Omaha goods are finding their way
Into new territory, that each year tha field
of operation is being extended.
This fact has a solemn significance
when compared In conpectlon with that
other fact of trade evangelism. There can
be no gainsaying that Omaha factorlea and
Omaha Jobberies are reaping the harvest
of Judicious advertising. This advertising
has been done in so many substantial
forms that It would be alike unfair and
unsafe to try to ascribe Its success to
any one thing. The trade excursloha, of.
course, have a large part; k-Sar-Ben
claims its Important nlar.H and the Voi,i
Corn exposition, now an annual function.,
must be given a prominent position, whlli
the general publicity work Inaugurated by
enterprising and far-seeing citiiens and
carried on under the auspices of the Com
mercial club, militating to the advantage
of the city in spreading Its good name and
bringing here people and conventions, must
not be overlooked In the summary of the
causes making for the ultimate and splen
did success ajid prosperity of Omaha,
Big-great Building Year.
In building, liKS must atand out In bold
relief against a background ot excellent
building years. There Is the City National
oanK Dunning In course of construction,
the Immense Urandels theater and buai-
iicdu vim m cievenieenin ana Dougln
streets, also under progress; tha fLOlHl
court house moving steadily toward
form of modem civic structure; and
of smaller, yet notable buildings ot'
work has been nearly completed
begun. And in this connection
be said that I'M) made for
much as it did for the
Before lhlO la ended tha li
proudly huralded new
1'aclllc railroad wll
ward completion if
Fifteenth and D
And another l
of a large b
made Is the V
ture which I
more sad to
the old year
lt'10 it wo
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