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BEE: OMAHA. SATURDAY, JANUARY
acts Reflecting- the Great Prosperity and Happiness 1909 Brought the People of This City
? 'tO ADS MAKE PROGRESS
ii- Y'i rsl1ro1 for the yeir lfm is tn
r flW! atT'iinee'n.ent of the plans fo
i 1 1,'inon rVVf hfadquarwwt building
! , ronstruetfd Jit onre at Fifteenth
'Entering Omaha 'Spend Vast
i'am in Nebraska during last Tear.
J - :
JfclO'J DOLLAB' HOME FOE U. P.
w Hendqearters to Built at Once
Barllngton Hoat F.xteads Lines
Westward and Plana New
Most 1mTXrtHt of the announcements of
yt't rsl1ro1 for the yir 1909 Is the of-
Dodge streets, for which an appropriation
nf 11.000.000 has been made.
The building will be twelve stories In
height md will accommodate the entire
ffiioi fmiiv In Omaha, which la now
scattered about In various building In
v.- inwntnwi section of the city. The
skyscraper will be of all ateel construe
linn with brick and tile walla.
Expenditure made by the Union Paclflo
Anrlnff the 'fiscal year.' ending June w.
wwch enormous totala. On second track
virk alone the amount of money expended
was $1,850,000. In the new railroad ahops
In Omaha $280,000 waa expended and In
making changes 1n the lines west there
waa an outlay of $410,oo. in renewing
rails $137,000 was spent during the year.
Nearly 100 m Ilea of new track, occlusive
of second tracks and sidings, (Was laid
during the year by this company, entail
ing a total expense of $,205,000 for new
lines. Of this amount of trackage eight
mlta'.r In Nebraska from Kelly to
N.,1jH; thirty-three miles from OnagaJ
to r rysvllle, Kant.; twenty-six nine,
from Greeley to Briggsdale, Colo,; eighteen
from Send Creek to St. Vralns. Colo..
-1.1 Ul,l.an tnll from ClO
Big Gains in
Have Aggregate Output for the Tear
of More Than Hundred Twenty
One Million Dollars.
TRANSFERS IN REAL ESTATE
More Than Three Million Dollari in
Excess of Last Tear.
aid 'thirteen miles from Cloverly to Hun
Twenty-throe miles of new line Is now
under course of construction in Colorado.
One of the .greatest improvements In
orru.hu nlanned by toe Union Taclflc U
the enlargement of Union station, which
will mean an expenditure or s&w.wu. ine
Harrlman lines are now only awaiting
hia Answers from 'the seven other
roads using the station ' to begin opera
tions. Ylnrllnaton IVoute Slakes Extension.
Notable Improvements In the lines of
the Burlington Route have taken place
during the year.. As for extension there
la now under course of construction an
important line through central Wyoming
liended to connect Nebraska by a shorter
route with the Big Horn basin. Work Is
now going on for fifty miles from Klrby,
Wyo., through Thermopolls east to the
Powder river. This extension will be com'
Dieted before the dawn of 1911.
The Burllnrtton has Increased Its power
by twenty-flvt enginea, and Its equipment
by 1,000 freight cars and fifty passenger
coaches. Besides this equipment mere win
be delivered within sixty days to the lines
west of the Missouri river fifteen Mallet
compound engines for freight service and
fifty more locomotives of the Paclflo type
for freight and heavy passenger trains.
During the year there was put Into serv
ice another aet of faat through trains be
tween Omaha and Seattle in connection
with, th Great. Northern line frorn Billings
through to' Judith Basin. This service has
- brought that fast-developing country In
close connection with Omaha commercial
Interests. New and additional trains have
also been put on between Omaha, Chicago
and. Denver. Another arrangement gave
?maha a nlght-after-theater train through
the heart of Nebraska. Altogether the
passenger changes means an addition of
60,000 miles of transportation a month.
Over f4,O0O,OO0 has been spent by the Bur
. lington In the last twelve months in bet
tering the roadbed by heavy ballasting.
In the vlolntty of Lincoln yard extension
. work and the Milford out-off, now nearlng
completion, means an expenditure of
2 000.000. Improvements In the shops at
Havelock means an outlay of 1300,000.
New Bavrllaortoai Freight Depot.
Plans for an Immense freight depot and
additional freight facilities In Omaha are
nearlno- completion which will entail an
expense of (700,000. The new freight head
nuartera will be located at Eighth and
Jones streets. ...
To help In rounding out the proportions
and Importance of the Burlington, a largely
controlling Interest lo the Colorado
Southern railroad waa bought during the
year, which comprises about 1,100 miles of
Cjroad with i roam lines between Denver and
tfie Gulf if Mexico and points in central
Tflie Illinois Central has not extended Its
lines west of the river, although over
$3,000JU1 has been spent In improvements.
An xtenelon of the lines south from Jack-
aon.f.Mes., to Birmingham, Ala., 200 miles
,i lehclh, hit been completed during the
-. (year. A large addition has been built to
...ithe Illinois Central freight depot in Omaha
lat Eleventh and Chicago streets.
Nearly all the roads - entering Omaha
have added lo their equipment in one way
or another. ' The Rock Island lines are
now running new all-steel passenger and
baggage cars on their through trains and
have added to the comforts of their pas
sengers in many ways. All the railroads
have slashed their running time between
Omaha and Chicago.
The Union Paclflo will begin running
through trains to Seattle early In January,
which will be an entirely new departure.
Improvements have been made In the
Turlington stations at Omaha and at Lin
coln by the Installation, of the gate sys
tem of handling passengers.
BOOSTS FOR HOME BUILDING
The South Omaha packers partook of the
general prosperity of the year and as a
result the general output of the packers Is
above $121.000 000. In the meantime from
the treasure of wealth thus created over
(1,000 wage-earners have made their liveli
hood and the general peace within their
ranks would Indicate conditions generally
fair. The packing companies i expended
about 35.0oe.0n0 for cattle, $00,000,000 for
hogs and $4,000,000 for sheep, making a
grand total of $71,000,000. The expense for
labor during the year waa fully $5,000,000.
an average of about $f00 to each laborer
Each of the packing houses snows an
Increase In the number of cattle and sheep
killed for the year, but a decrease In the
number of hogs, with the exception of the
Omaha Packing company, where the num
ber killed was 802,000, an Increase of nearly
The general Increase In values of meats
accounts for an Increase In the value of
the output of about $8,000,000 over IMS.
Financial conditions about the packing
houses have been generally more easy than
for several years. The following table
summarizes the packing Industry, com
bining the four principal packing estab
lishments, Armour & Co., Cudahy Packing
company. Swift A Co., and' the Omaha
Number of cattle slaughtered.
Number of Jiogs slaughtered ..
Number of sheep slaughtered.
Number of calves slaughtered.
Total value of live stock
Expended for labor
Average wages per man
Value of packing plants
Value of output
CITY MORTGAGES INCREASED
Alt Flrare Point to Immensely Bet
ter Times l.nat Year Than One
Endlnar December 81, "lDO",
and lDOT Also.
country banks had their deposits down to
the minimum and most of the gains were
from local depositors
Nor. 27. Nov Is,
Omaha National ro.M9.9M $U.7'15
First National 11.tM.iM
V S. National 9.617. 3J6
Merchants National 5,94.26
Omaha may well rejoice this New Tear's
day over the comparative showing with
last year In real estate transfers.
The total for the year ending yesterday
Is $12,361 383 eometl ing over $1,010,000 a
month. The Increase over tne year mains
December 31. 1908, Is $3,098,496. The year
1!07 was a bigger one tht.n 1!H, but 1!
has gone $1,110,000 over the 1007 record.
Comparative figures In farm and, city
mortgages and mortgage releases also
show up In favor of 1909. Last year (190)
there were recorded $7,350,008 In city mort
gages, and this shows how money is being
used, changing hands, being loaned. l ne
courts are practically devoid of mortgage
foreclosure cases, and this means that an
this mortgage business Indicates business
loans and successful ones.
The' following tables show the business
done In the office or Kegisier or. ieru.
Frank Bandle for the year as compared
Heal Rstate Transfers.
Union Stork Yds. Nat'l..
Houth Omaha National..
Live Stock National
Totals $48.S36.607 $63,779,979
When the comptroller Issued his call No.
16 the Omaha banks had about $"5,000,000
more loaned out than at the corresponding
time last year as shown by the following
Nov.27-'03 Nov. W-'Or
Orr.aha National $ 6.7W.K. $ 7.IM.0W
First National .714 $7 7.4-4.2,
United States National.. ..UhSI i .661. 109
Mrr. hanln National 2.7.V, 527
Nebraska National 917,!)6l
South Omaha National..
Urlon Stock Y ds Nat l..
Live Stock National....
OMAHA PARK IMPROVEMENTS
City's Beaatr Spots Require Large
8am for Maintenance Much
Expended on Boulevards.
November 80S. '
The largest Item of expenditure by the
Park board has been on Levi Carter park.
in purchase of the dredge to commence
operations as soon as the Ice Is melted on
the lake. The larger Improved parks, Han-
seom, Rivenrlew, Elm wood and Miller, have
cost to maintain about the same.
, Tha greatest expenditure on the boule
vards waa grading the southeast boulevard
from Bancroft street to Rivenrlew park
On nearly al! of the boulevards the'largest
Item with the least showing Is the grad
Ing, but as shown from the Improved prop
erty with fine homes and Increased taxa
tion it has proved a good Investment
From the park bond fund voted last year
the board has paved the street south of
Hanscom park and also parked and paved
Woolworth avenue leading to the Field
club. The cost of paving the streets
crossing West Central boulevard and the
curbing was paid from this fund.
Following are the Items of expenditure
on parks and boulevards for eleven months
ending December 1, 1909:
Expended from the park fund '."
Hanscom park. Including green-
Rlvervlew park : 7,925 u
Elmwood park. Including nursery.. 7,096.41
Miller park 7,786.81
Totals $9,252,887 flS.361.3S3
Farm Mortgagri, lOOft.
No A ml NO. Ami
12 $S9,000.00 9 $25.2M).00
.... 11 17.650.00 12 2S,550.00
.... 32 123.870.00 34 12.. ..')
.... 9 20.200.00 11 29.50.00
.... 12 103.371.00 15 42.7W.OO
. 10.600.00 10 33.026.00
.... 6 14.30.00 8 44.110.00
.... 8 72.877.50 4 14,347.00
.... 9 17,650.00 10 81,900.00
... a n 250.00 4 4.100.00
.... 6 28.640.45 6 10,140.00
.... 8 15.300.00 9 12.277.00
Total 1 $541,258.96
10 $ 36.700.00 16
11 69,220.00 21
24 64,122.00 21
17 66,110.00 12
7 16,460.00 8
7 15,846.00 12
1 8,000.00 7
6 14,616.00 9
8 28,500.00 2
6 8,900.00 13
9 11,900.00 8
1 1,100.00 8
101 $316,364.85 129
2. 28?, 501
WORK OF THE DISTRICT COURT
Amnttw Other Thlnars It nrnatta
Three Hundred Seventy-Five
Divorces In Year.
Three hundred and seventy-five couple
were divorced last year Dy me iirici
-!ourt of Douglas county, but against this
flirure mav be set the fact that 2,052
licenses to wed were Issued.
District court spent a fairly busy year.
The total of 495 judgments was reached In
civil suits and there were 114 convictions
of criminals. One hundred and forty-two
cases were nolle proased and seven de
fendants were acquitted.
The records for the year show a large
number of suits begun which are never
tried. There were 419 dlsmlrisa'.s of civil
cases and 168 divorce suits Were stricken
from dockets for want of prosecution. Of
denials of divorce there were Just five dur
ing the year. '
BUSY YEAR FOR ENGINEER
Aggregate Cot of Publio Improve
ment Under Him $353,471.
CRAIG SUCCEEDS A. R0SEWATER
Change la Officials Darin the Tear
FlKaree Showing the De
tail of All Work Per
formed. The city engineering department has had
a busy season of public work and Is already
planning extensively for improvements for
City Engineer Craig, who succeeded the
late Andrew Rosewater last May, In
speaking of the work done and the plans
proposed for the ensuing year, said:
"While the summary of the extent of
public iprovements this year Is not as great
as planned, It Is fully as far advanced as
could be expected considering the un-
favorabte weather In the early part of the
season owing to the rains, and the early
closing of the season owing to the cold
The aggregate cost of public Improve
ments supervise by this department this
year amounts to $863,471.64, embracing the
Asphalt 2.96 miles
Hrlck 6.43 miles
Stone and concrete 44 miles
Big Year, with
Many Otheri Are Improved or Rebuilt
at Coit of Thousand! of
Month. I Divorces.
Nn Amount.' No. ' Amount.
278 $ 377,627.00 219 f 409.199.00
399, 431. 23
1 I 39 S 33 I 31 14 17 2
0265637 45 4 81
0 35 6 38 45 14 19 1
0 43 14 S566 15751
0 26 20 57 68 8 "1 1
257 62960 6 60
027 2 62 20 6 00
027 7 9 29 8 40
0 6 t 7 2 00
0 15 38 52 46 18 4 1
0 40 9 38 44 15 8 0
2 34 5 31 46 10 6 0
5 376 168 419 496 114 142 7
cases disposed of in 1909:
' - 2. 2
d abetting "l 1
Aa&ault with intent to kui or
breaking and entering "
Curtlss Turner park ,
Bluff View nark
iapitoi avenue parking
uaiayette avenue parking
ivvonoate parking inf Webster street
L.evi carter park.
Total 4,700 $7,350,008.84 8,087 $4,634,256.88
City Morta-aees, 1008.
FILED. -RELEASED. -
January 146 $ 2li.680,88
February ... ltsu zid.dw.m
September .. 808
November .. 242
December .. 831
176 $ 274,050.50
Totals 3.451 $6.17S46.02 2,493 $3,460,654.26
No. Amount. No,
Expended from the road fund-
Florence boulevard , $4 169 60
VATao. --... I I , ' .
" wiiniu uuuiBvnni, 8,00.43
South Central boulevard mi 97
Southeast boulevard K 7s
iMormweet boulevard 146.75
From the park bond fund of 1908 there
has been expended on boulevards and
Streets adjacent to parks and Intersections
on boulevards the foKowlng amounts, vis.: February
wen central oouievanj t 8.681.56
jerierson square, paving Fifteenth
. street 1,848.77
nanscora para, paving n.a u reign-.
ton avenue 8.975.16
Woolworth avenue paving 10.419.83
South Central boulevard 201.60
Acreage In parks and parkings, 917.87.
Acreage of boulevards, 116.40 .
Rlvervlew, old well 1,064 feet deep
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$ 1,725.00 1"
. 8.88 miles
Rrlck R.0" mile
Cement 19 02 miles
Oae 'of - tha Aetlva Ageaelea
MahJnaT Omaha a City at
In a moderate way the Nebraska Sav
ings and Loan association of this city is
contributing to the growth of Omaha a
city of homes. The report for 1908. Just
out. showa thirty-three homes built by
members, and probably aa many more al
ready built were purchased with the as
sistance of the association's resources. The
association Itself la growing steadily and
Teasing Its usefulness. Since cbang
Ing from the aerls to the permanent plan
two, and quarter years ago. It bas almost
doubled Its assets, the total at the close
of the year standing at $268,000. Dividend
mounting- to per cent, requiring $12,124,
were esritad and credited to members' ae
jitnta In IMS. besides hicrcaaliut tue legal
' raaerve and leaving a good undivided bal
lanoe for future developments. This year
the association completes a quarter of
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V ' A fascinating woman Is employed by th
T-'nllfd State aeurvt service to get n the
aerreis of c-onffrensmen aud senators. Th
following eorrusaondunca was exchanged
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Totals 17 $42,922.00 13 $26,093.00
1.800 feet deep
1,100 feet deep
EWER ARRESTS BY POLICE
Nombcr tor 1009 Is 580 Short
That for the Preceding;
Chief of Police Donahue's report of the
work of his department during 1909 shows
the policemen have not been Idle. Arrests
during the year numbered S.921. a falling
off of 580 compared to the 10,601 arrests
made in 1908.
Calls for the patrol wagon numbered
417 during the year, and the wagon
traveled 8.108 miles In answering the calls.
Lodgers accommodated at the station
were 300 less In number than during the
previous year, and meals served were 1,000
under the number for 1908.
The department now has a total roster
of 130 people. Including one clerk and one
m-tron. At this time tha effective force
Is reduced by nine men on the sick list.
The department has three pensioners on
the roll under the law passed by the last
Following Is a tabulated synopsis of the
work of the police department for this year
and for 1908
Accidents reported 266
Arrests made 10.601
Buildings secured, being found
Rurglars frustrated 6
Dead bodies reported and takta
lo morgue 78
Destitute cared for 61
Flies attended 154
Insane prisoners cared for 88
Lodgers accommodated 2,293
Has Light Expenses In the Feaera
Coarts, Which Spent a Rou
The total federal court expenses for the
year Just closed were $46,356.22, or $824.16
less than the year 1908. There have been
but few Jury trials of any Importance,
most of the work during the year being
taken up with civil cases.
The receipts and disbursements of the
United States marshal's office during the
year 1909 were as follows:
Fees earned $ 4,392.33
Amount collected end paid to
Exoended during the year 1909:
Salaries, fees and expenses 2.827.91
Fees of Jurors iK.om.dv
Fees' of witnesses 18.753.32
Support of prisoners 2.031.05
Pay of bailiffs 2.7S2.13
Miscellaneous expenses ,iu.
Salaries and expenses of United
City appeal cases. ;.. 14
Ccntempt of court... i
Embezzlement !.'.... 1 1
Horse stealing ,
11 eaal combination or iraoe.A...
Keeping house of prostitution.... 2 ..
illegal sale of liquor , 3 S.
Illegal sale of cocaine 2 ..
i .rn 13 16
Mtirrlor 1 10 2
Malicious destruction of property. 1 1
Malfeasance of office
Obtaining money under false pre-
Perjury ! 1
Possessing burglar tools ..
Removing dead bodies 2 ..
Receiving stolen property 5 ..
Selling tobacco to minors 68 ..
Selling indecent pictures ana
books v J
Shooting with Intent to kill 2 ..
Statutory rape 1
Wife abandonment 4 1
EDUCATION MAKES ADVANCE
Domestic Science and Mannal Train
lag; Are Important to the
There has been a slight Increase' in total
enrollment In the Omaha public schools
during 1909. The gain Is 217. In average
dally attendance the increase Is 706 over
1908. There are thirteen more teachers on
the staff this year and four teachers have
been placed on the pension list.
Domestic science has been given place In
the high school and manual training plants
have been installed In Farnam, Franklin,
Lothrop, Leavenworth and Beals schools.
Annexes have been added to the Beals
snfi Central Park schools, the new Forest
schol has been started and a site has been
purchased for the proposed Miller Park
Following are the- tchcol statistics for
1909 In detail:
Hlerh school ((trades 9. 10. 11. 12) 2.051
Grammar grades (5. 6. 7. 8) 6.540
Primary grades (1. 2, 8, 4) 9.001
Nlfcht schools 9S
Total 24.10 miles
Grading 6S.860 cubic yards
Grading repairs, $8,105.63.
During the year there were Issued 80
sldewa'.k permits, 1.448 sewer permits. 1,298
water pipe connection permits, 1,820 gaa
permits, eighty-four water company per
mlts, 10$ electric light company permits,
twenty-two telephone company permits,
thirty-three miscellaneous permits. Total,
The sewer maintaining department has
been kept busy this season owing to the
numerous breaks due to washouts, ac
cldents, repairs and flushing of sewers,
The total expense. Including wages and
material. Is $16,208.69.
The asphalt repair plant has accomplished
more, perhaps, this season In repairing de
fective pavements. Including the cuts an
openings for service pipes, than In any
other year, and at a corresponding low
expense to th3 city. The expenses Inci
dental to this department. In repairing
40,000 square yards of asphalt, and 10,000
square yards of brick pavement, have been
approximately, including the testing labor
The department of crosswalks, bridges
and culverts, expended , $19,036.86 In new
work and repairs this year,. Including
wages paid. In this connection, plans are
perfected to abandon the laying of wooden
crosswalks and to substitute a concrete
crosswalk made under the supervision of
the asphalt plant.
Under the provision of the city charter,
authorizing the oity council to pave streets
wltbtn a radius of 4,500 feet of the city
hall, without petition of property owners,
plans have been prepared for the creat
ing of street Improvement districts within
the radius to repave all streets required
as soon as Jack Frost will allow It next
spring. It Is the Intention to have under
contract, xeady for work at the earliest
day next spring, all public Improvements
contemplated for the season. The depart
ment has now under contract, thirty-four
paving districts, estimated cost $300,000, and
ten sewer districts, besides a number of
newly created districts ready for approval.
The total cost of inspection for the year
was $12,309.75. Of this amount $7,308 was
refunded to the city treasurer In payment
for street cuts made.
AVERAGE DAILY ATTENDANCE.
High school 1.627
Grammar and primary grades H.9'0
Night school (309) 1?9
Lost children taken to parents. 89
1-ont children taken to station. 17
Number of calls for patrol
wagon 6 114
Number of miles traveled by
patrol wagon 8.109
Number of calls for ambu
Number of miles traveled by.
Number of meala furnished
prisoners, elo 37. OM
Nulsancas and dead animals
reported '.. (14
Packagea stolen, property re
Prisoners taken to county Jail.. 1,621
Sick and Injured taken home... 71
Sick and Injured taken to hos
Sick and injured taken to sta
tion and cared for 117
Shooting cases 84
Stabbing cases 41
Stray teams cared for 103
Stray horses taken up 68
Suicides reported 10
Suloldea attenuated M
Turned over to Juvenile of-
tleerg m It
The totals for the year 1908 were $47,179.38.
During the year 1909 there were thirty-
four convictions and five acquittals in
criminal cases In the United States dis
trict court for the Omaha division. Twenty ,
civil suits were tried, of which Judgments
were found in sixteen cases for the gov
ernment and four cases dismissed.
There are still pending In the district
.il court sixty-five civil and 170 criminal cases.
In the United States circuit court there
were 163 cases disposed of In which the
United States was not Interested as a liti
gant. There are still pending 296 civil
cases for this character.
Judgments for the plaintiff In circuit
court cases have aggregated $396,210.29 and
for the defendant but $650.
In the bankruptcy court 139 cases have
been closed, with 128 cases still pending
The total liabilities of the cases closed
waa $1,226,669.73; assets, $241,768.87; dividends
96, Of J
IN SOUND CONDITION
Have Aaa-rea-ate Deposits of Prac
tically $54,000,000, Omaha
and Soath Omaha.
Omaha banks In splendid condition, both
In the matter of deposits and also in loans.
The last comparative statement made by
ISO the banks, on which to base a comparison
36 with a year aao was November 16. when
the national comptroller called for a state
mont of the business of all national banks.
28 The following statement of deposits show
13 I the banks have gained about $6,000,000 dur-
m ln tb ysar la spite f the fact tost the
NUMBER OF PUPIL8 ENROLLED.
White 19 063
NUMBER OF TEACHERS EMPLOYED.
High school , r,5
Grammar and primary grades aro
Night schools G8)
Special teachers (supervisors) 6
Principals (entire time devoted to super
Manual training teachers 12
The work of the attendance officer of the
board has grown to the extent that It now
keeps him continually on the go. E. D.
Oepson. who holds the position, gives the
following resume of his work during the
Oa'-- nonattendant pupils 80
Cas... Irregular attendance 212
Casea truancy 1W)
Notices to parents 402
Visits to homes 2'0
Parents Interviewed at office 114
Children interviewed VH
"aies In Juvenile court 61
Truants committed to Detention school.. 21
CBSes referred to Associated Charities
for aid 4
Cases referred to Visiting Nurses for
medical aid 71
Cases referred to pronation office t
Appllcatlonr for ' labor certificates' ... .216
Certificates sranted 1J9
Labor certificates were Issued to eighth
grade graduates, 14; to grade pupils. 49; to
children for vacation ard holiday employ
ment. 39: to children for a certain limited
A Daagereas Weand
Is rendered antiseptic by Bucklen's Arnica
Salve, the healing wonder for sores, burns,
piles, ecsema and salt rheum. 25c. For
sale' by Svaton Drug Co.
UNUSUAL YEAR IN WEATHER
Among; the Freaks Are Wet and "Warm
November and Unprecedent
edly Cold December.
The following summary, made, from the
records of the local office, United States i
weather bureau at Omaha, shows the re
markable and unusual weather conditions
that occurred In Omaha during the year
A fall of fifty-seven degrees In tempera
ture within thirty-six hours occurred on
January 4 and 6, reaching 13 degrees below
Eero by midnight of the 5th. That being
the lowest temperature recorded during the
year. All wind velocity records of this
office were broken on January 28, when
sixty-six miles per hour were recorded.
The lowest temperature recorded In any
May during the last thirty-nine years was
28 degrees on May 1 of this year. This
record was followed five days later by a
temperature of 96 degrees, which has
never been exceeded but once during the
thirty-nine years, 97 degrees having been
recorded In May, 1S95.
The past August was the warmest rec
orded with one exception, that of 1S81. The
highest temperature of the past summer.
98 degrees, was recorded on the 12th of
this month. '
The first frost of the season was a kill
ing one, and occurred on October 12. A
record for the earliest snowfall of the
season was also made October 11.
November was an unusually warm and
wet month, and was followed by an al
most unprecedented eo'd December. The
long continued cold weather In December,
with the heavy snowfall, makes It one of
the most remarkable recorded.
The following table shows the normal
and mean temperatures, and the normal
and total precipitation.
Normal. Mean. Normal. Total.
The last twelve months In Omaha have
been phenomenal for church building. Eight
congregations have either moved Into
beautiful new church edifices or have au
thorised the construction of new buildings.
These churches are:
Norwegian Danish Episcopal.
First Church of Christ, Scientist.
North Side Christian.
First German Presbyterian.
Zlon Evangelical Lutheran.
Greatly Increased memberships, in th
North Side Christian church of which Rev,
J. Klrschstein Is pastor, will mean the
erection of a larger church edifice to be
built at Twenty-second and Lothrop streets.
Trustees of the church have ratified plans
calling for an expenditure of $20,000 In the
new structure alone.
On October 81, the Norwegian Danish
Episcopal congregation of which Rev. R.
P. Petersen la pastor, laid the cornerstone
to Its new church at Twenty-fifth and
To the Parkvale Congregational church,
Thirty-first and Gold streets, there has
been an addition during the last year. Rev.
E. W. Blew Is the pastor of the church.
At .the Hl'.lslde Congregational church
there has been a thorough renovating. A
new crgan has been installed and a new
heating plant put In. Rev. V. S. Hampton
Is the pastor of the church, having oorae
to Omaha about a year ago.
At Twenty-fourth street and St Mary's
avenue, a new cnurcn structure is now
going up for the First Church of Christ,
Scientist. The present house of worship Is
at $424 Farnam street. John Forbes la the
first reader of the denomination.
United Brethren Dedicate Home.
The dedication and renaming of the First
United Brethren church at Nineteenth and
Lothrop streets was perfected December
6 by Bishop W. M. Week ley of Kansas
City, Mo. Rev. M. O. McLaughlin is the
pastor of the church. The full title of the
church Is "The Lillian Resler Harford
Memorial United Brethren church of
Omaha. The edifice Is made a memorial to
one of the members of the church, whose
name It now bears.
Down at Twelfth street and Capitol ave
nue, one of the old landmarks of the
city, the Russian Hebrew church, la to be
raxed to permit the building of a flvt
story factory for the Iten Biscuit company.
The new synagogue will be erected at
Eighteenth and Chicago streets. Plans for
the structure are now being prepared by
Members of the congregation of the
Grace Baptist church, Tenth and Arbor
streets, are happy over the announcement
that the entire church debt has been can
celled. Rev. B. F. Fell man Is the pastor
of the church.
In the ranks of the Baptists, a beautiful
new church edifice looms up at Twenty-
fourth and Plnckney streets, the property
of the Immanuel Baptist congregation. Rev,
P. H. McDowell Is the pastor of the
church. The estimated cost of the new
church Is $20,000.
Presbrterlana Show Activity.
Of the Presbyterian churches the First
German Is most conspicuous In building
projects as a new ehurch edifice Is now
In course of construction on Twentieth
street, near Lake. The structure, when
completed, will cost In the neighborhood
of $20,000. The present place of worship Is
at 815 North Eighteenth street. Rev. Julius
Schwartz Is the pastor of the church.
A new addition has been built to the
Dundee Presbyterian at 4944 Underwood
avenue. Rev. Mr. Fisher Is the pastor of
The English Lutheran church at Benson
was' dedicated Sunday, December 19. The
new church was erected at a cost of $10,200
over $1,000 of which was raised on the day
of dedication. Rev. B. F. Klsrtler has been
the pastor of the church for the last three
Of the Lutheran churches of the city the
Zlon Evangelical Lutheran has been fore
most In the matter of building during the
year. About the middle of January the
congregation will occupy a new $20,000 edi
fice at Lafayette and Thirty-sixth streets.
Improvements calling for an expenditure
of $6,000 in the Swedish Salem Lutheran
church at 3219 South Thirty-third street,
were completed the first week In Novem
ber. Rev. C. E. Elving Is the pastor of the
ARMY DEPARTBEST CAINS
Strength of Missouri Branch, IT. S. An
Hotablj Increased in Year.
SEVERAL POSTS ABE ENLARGED
Few Chaasjea la Pereennel aad Not
Maay Deaths 4aartrrmaatere
Depot Gets a Hlg
The gtrength of the military force of
the Department of the Missouri was
materially Increased during the year 1909
over that of the preceding year. This
increase la due to the enlargement of
several of the posts of the department.
notably, Fort D. A. Russell, Wyoming,
and Fort Mackenile, Wyoming. The total
Increase as shown by the department re
turns on December 1, waa forty-five of
ficers and 711 enlisted men. On December
$1, 1908. there were 449 officer! and t.0!0
enlisted men, while on December 1, 1909.
there were 494 officers, and 9,781 enlisted
There has been but little change In the -
personnel of the department staff. Lieu
tenant Colonel William P. Evans aa chief
of staff was succeeded during the year
by Major William P. Burnham; Major
James B. Erwln as Inspector general suc
ceeded Major Jacob Gk Galbralth, and
Lieutenant Colonel William B. Davis, as
chief surgeon was succeeded by Lieuten
ant Colonel John M. Banlstsr. lieutenant
Troup Miller was succeeded as aide de
camp on the staff of General Morton on
December 16, , by Lieutenant , Otho E.
Death . of Brad Blaachter.
The casualties during the year In the
department staff embrace the death of
Major Bradner D.-Slaughter of the pay
master's department, who acted aa chief
paymaster during the absence of Major
Herbert M. Lord. Upon the death of Major
Slaughter, Major W. P. Rlauvelt became
acting chief paymaster until the return
of Major Lord, who resumed his duties
as chief paymaster early In the fall. -
Captain John L. Hlnes, assistant to the
chief quartermaster and quartermaster in
charge of the Omaha quartermaster depot,
was relieved from that duty December 81,
1908, and Is transferred to duty at Nagas
aki, Japan. He wi:i be succeeded by Cap
tain Frank C. Bolles.
Among the Important changes during tha
year was the material enlargement of the
funottons of the Omaha quartermaster'!
depot, which has now become one of the
largest purchasing and supply depots In
the country. With this Increase In Iti
functions the annual purchases made nl
and for this depot will exceed $SO0.00O,
where heretofore the purchases aggregated
scarcely $26,000 annually.
The year has been prolific of interest at
Fort Omaha, where the first ectual bal
looning experiments' were undertaken.
These experiments Included both spherical
ballooning and ascents with the Baldwin
dirigible balloon, the latter still being In
storage at the big balloon house. Tho high
eet ascent recorded by any of these bal
loons In the country 16.000 feet stands to
the credit of the Omaha experiment station.
Three Million Dollars.
The aggregate expenditures through 'the
office of Major D. R. McCarthy, chief
quartermaster of the department, for . the
year, for supplies and services of civilian !
employes will be about $3,000,000 for the
For construction at the various military
posts, aside from the foregoing figures,
I mo gum oi i.Dw.wu win ne reached. Most
or the construction has haerl at the posts
or Fort Leavenworth. Fort Rlv. Ran
Fort D. A-Russell, Wyo.;. Fort Meade, 8.
D.; Fort Robinson and Fort Crook, Neb.:
There has been paid out to the officers
and soldiers of the department through the
office of Major Herbert M. Lord, chief
paymaster, the enormous sum of $4,500,000. 1
This money was largely paid In small
amounts, and went Into Immediate circula
tion. Omaha being the principal headquarters
for the purchase of army oommissary sup
plies for the army stationed in the De
partment of the Missouri through the offlct
tf Lieutenant .Colonel F. , F. ; Eastman,
purchasing commissary, the chief commis
sary of the department, the annual re.
turns show that $600,000 waa expended foi
this purpose during the year. Most of thesi
purchases were made through Omaha Job
bers and wholesalers. ..
STORK BEATS GRIM REAPER
With the Rvolntlon of Another
Cycle Fattier Time Kemoves
Some Old Landmarks.
More than two regiments of babies were
added to the Juvenile population of Omaha
In the year 1909-2,879 to be exact.
Deaths in the same time numbered 1,771,
leaving tho stork 606 to the good. This Is
a less gain than In 1908, when births out
numbered deaths 929, but the deaths are
greater this year than last by 865.
Of the new arrivals In our beautiful city
1,209 were boys, thirty-five being of negro
parentage. The girl babies numbered 1,155,
twenty being colored.
Following are the comparative figures
on births for 1909 and 1908:
1909. Boys. GlrlM. 1908. Boys. Girls.
January. ... 98
January .... 20 23 0.65 1 00
February ... 24 30 0.76 1.21
March 36 3'i 1.39 0.63
April 50 46 8 01 1.84
May 62 61 4 50 8.80
June 72 70 6.05 7.64
July 76 76 4.33 4.40
August 74 80 $ 62 0 K8
September .. 66 96 8.08 6.26
October 64 64 2.35 1.70
November .. 88 44 1.06 24
December .. 27 16 0.91 2.18
For the first twenty-seven days.
L. A. WELSH. Local Forecsster.
A Story Wlthoat a Moral.
Thev had him In a corner.
"Oh. come." they said, "you don't mean
to tell us that your wife never gave you a
red necktie with yellow spots?
"She never did?"
"Nor a pal' of too short suspenders with
pale blue dandelions embroidered all over
"Nothlnc of the sort
"Nor a box of dollar cigars warranted
to break up a southern lynching mob?
"YuVhsve a wife, haven't you?"
"Yes. And last year she gave me
dandy gold watch, and the year before thia
a mighty fine thirty-two-volume set of
rirkens. and the year before tliet "
but they had gasped and acattered and
dl,.....ra. CVaS4 Plain Jiiutla.
Totals 1,221 1.166 Totals.... 1,177 1.198
The record of births and deaths for the
last ten ytars Is as follows:
Yr. M'le. Fe'Ie. Tot. Yr. M'le. Fe'le. Tot.
1899 910 780 1.625 1899 644 643 1.187
1900 960 816 1.726 1900 663 445 l,i
1901 fe6 8f,2 1,812 1901 636 4. .6 991
1902 864 824 1,709 1902 577 62 1,079
1903 956 763 1.627 1903 608 4.19 916
1904 977 809 1.764 1904 690 611 l.lol
19ti5 999 tri6 1.924 W 677 430 1,007
1906 1.0;7 97 1 2.038 1906 704 635 1,239
1907 1.263 1.071 $.334 17 751 613 1.364
1908 1,177 1.198 $.375 1908 747 699 1,446
1909 1,209 1,165 2.392 1909 1.771
Among the best known cttlsens of Omaha
who died during 1909 were Ouy C Barton
and hla wife, Sophia H. Barton; Clinton
H. Brtggs, Simeon Bloom, Robert Corneer,
W. A. DeBord, Matilda Ann Detwller,
Mary L. Deuel, Louis N. Gonden, Mrs.
Caroline Cahn, Jeiemlah Mahoney, Nancy
L. Kennard, Milton J. Kennard. Frank J.
Kan per, Sarah McCheane, Herman R.
Munchoff, Frank J. Morlarlty, Ellsa
Muenteferlng, William P. Mumaugh, An
drew Rosewater. John J. I'hllbin, Wil
liam Snowden, Draper Smith. Bradner D.
Slaughter, William Segelke, Fred A. Sprat
lin, James 11. Winsuear. Frank R. Wlth-nclt
PUBLIC LIBRARY ADVANCES
Institution Now Has More Boekt
aud More Patrons Than
Ever It , Had.
Several thousand more persons took ad
vantage of the privileges of the publio li
brary and the literary collectiona of the li
brary were greatly enhanced last year.
iotal numbet of books 86.211
Hooks added durlnr 1900 . ft ,4
Borrowers , ....140.M!
Home circulation , jtja aj
Increase over 1908 ii'iivn
Sciiooi circulation 82,978
Circulation through other agenclos.... 4J58
ric iurn circulates (j 292
Vlfcitors to reading room 41.613
visitors to rererenee room 27 ;
Visitors to m ert real department 2,648
Vistors to museum and Byron Reed
Among the purchases for the fast year
were books In Yiddish, Bohemian, Danish,
Swedish, German, Spanish and 'French.
The addltloni to the collections In the
stacks Include many works on special sub
jects, as directories and gazeteers of other
cities and states, books of designs, special
books for Sunday school training classes.
periodicals and treatises relating to mechan
ical arts, books of music and many In
teresting works on wireless telegraphy and '
modern electrical science.
Many collectiona already In the library
were much strengthened during the year.
An unusually valuable publication added
to the reading room. Is Street's Pandex of
the News, an Index and digest of the
newspapers of the United Slates.' This
work together with the Lorrfon Dally
Times' Index makes It possible, to . trsce
expeditely any prominent newspaper article
In the English language. Bound copies of
London. New York and Omaha papers are
available In the reading room.
The library has received from the Daugh
ters of tht American Revolution and the
Sons of the American Ri volution, much
assistance m the purchase of hooks foe
the department of genealogy. Both socle
ties have been generous In their donations.
The Om.ha Douglas Countv Mri!r-ai
society deposits with the library each year
a sum sufficiently large to pay the sub
scription to the collection of medical peri
odicals lo ba bound In the medical depart-1
ment, and the owners of the Western
Medical Review deposit all copies of books
received for purposes of review and all
medical periodicals received for exchange.
The library also distributes books at the
Old People's Home, the paper box factory,
the boy's department of the Young Men's
Christian association, and the social settle
ment. The stereoptlcon slides Used at the library
are tre gift of the Omaha Society of Fins
Arts and are available for the use of any
club or class, which muv want them for
dludy or entertainment.
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