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VOL. XXXIX-NO. 29.
OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, " VNUAItY 2, 1910 SIX SECTIONS-TIIIUTY-SIX PAGES.
SINGLE COPY FIVK CENTS.
AT WHITE HOUSE
1 President and Mrs. Taft Give Firt
Anual Reception to Officials
JOY RULES THE
All Shipping on
the Ohio River
NEW YEAR'S DAY
Dt Cooks Pola
BY THE COPCNHAGEtf
Campaign Passes from Stage of Per
First on Calendar of 1910 is One of
Rollicking Mirth and
sonal Abuse to Discussion of
Boat Cables Are Likely to Break
When Threatened Floods
FATHER TIME MAKES FAST RACE
POLLINGS ONLY FORTNIGHT AWAY
ffl Tri .T II
FUNCTION LASTS THREE HOURS
kLn hat Time Chief Executive Shakes
Hands with 5,515 Persons.
TAFT SMILE IS ON DUTY
New Chinese Minister and Daughters
SPEAKER CANNON IS LATE
lie Dots Rot Arrive In Time to Head
(nnnrrMlcinal Contingent -Oen
cm In Miles nnd Bell Lead
WASHINGTON. Jan. l.-Presldent and
Mrs. Tatt held their first New eYar's
levee at the WhlOe house today. Although
Mrs. Taft has not yet regained her full
. strength and seemed rather pale In a gown
of white silk, she carried out her original
Mntentlnn of remaining In the receiving
lino until all of the members of the cabl
circle, the foreign ambassadors, min
isters and members of their households
and the Justices of the supreme court had
a paid their respects. At the end of twenty
minutes Mrs. T;ift retired. The vice presi
dent and all of the members of the cabi
net, with the exception of Secretary of
State Knox and Secretary of War Dickin
son remained In the receiving party until
the last of the general public had passed.
The reception began promptly at U a. m.,
and ended at 1:55 p. m., when the White
house doors were closed. In the two hours
and fifty-five minutes that he held his
position at the portal of the famed blue
room, President Taft shook hands with
4 exactly 6,575 people. This number fell con
) alderably short of the figures during the
last years of the Roosevelt administration.
Tha day overhead was well nigh Ideal, but
malting snow made conditions underfoot
anything but desirable. The Una of cltl-
i sens began to form, however, at 10:30 a.
in., although they were not scheduled to
enter the White house grounds until 11
Taft Buttle on Doty.
President began and ended the session
with a smile. For his personal friends
among tho diplomats, the government offi
cials and tho navy and army contingent
Mr. Taft had hearty words of greeting.
Occasionally a cltlscn had a word to say
to the president and tha latter listened at
tentively until his aides hurried the visitor
along to make room for the crowds In the
rear. The president stood the ordeal splen
didly. The average time of passing was
forty people to the minute. Although he
gave each a strong clasp, the president
declared he felt no fatigue. The standing
In one position so long, however, made
him declare that he felt almost as though
he would have to learn to walk all over
Althcush the usual precautions were
m taken, .th.. reception passed off without In
cident. A Uuiist or two warm rollout
temporarily of th lr cameras at the en
trance to th3 blue room.
The diplomatic display this year rivalled
any In the part. Practically every mem
ber of the corps waa in the city and each
ambassador and minister was attended by
a brilliantly-uniformed staff cf aides and
secretaries. The new Chinese minister and
S Ills staff In heavily-embroidered robes and
hats attracted the usual amount of atten
tion. The Marine band rendered music during
the reception. The band was divided Into
two sections and when one air was fin
ished by one section a new tune was be
gun by the other section.
Cosby Makes Introductions.
The Introductions' were made by Colonel
j Spencer Cosby of the army, major domo
of the White House, assisted by Captain
Butt, Lieutenant Commander Panlmer and
As u.uial the public early was In evidence.
It being the president's first New Year's
. reception there was great pressure for the
honor of wishing htm tho compliments of
the season. The "cltisen" contingent was
made up largely of Washington people.
"phe time for their reception had been
fiied at 1 o'clock, but three hours earlier
lie crowds began to gather and by 11
k o?look the line stretched for blocks, ex-
tending beyond the State, War and Navy
department buildings and down Seven
During the diplomatic portion of the re
ception the greatest Interest was attracted
to the four daughters of the new Chinese
minister, ranging In age from 13 to 18
years. In oriental robes of white and
with pink ribbons on their dark hair they
added plcturesqueness to the scene.
Speaker Cannon Is Late.
Speaker Cannon was. half an hour late
In reaching the White House and had to
go through the line long after the other
members of congress. Representative Mur
dock of Kansas, one of the Insurgent lead
, eis of the house, gut a most cordial recep
fi tlon from the president. So did Clifford
rinchut. It was reported thut Mr. Plnchot
and Secretary Rallingor shook hands, but
this proved Incorrect.
The delegation of army officers was
headed by Clenerul Ntlson A. Milea, re
tired, and tknerul Franklin Bell, chief of
staff. Admiral Lciuxte, In command of
the Washington navy yard, led the navy
contingent. Admiral Dewey did not alUnd.
1 Mis. Sherma'i, wife of the vice president,
, and a number of the women of the cabinet
rceoived at their homes, the number In
cluding Mrs. MaoVeagh. Mrs. Dickinson,
Mrs. Wlckershuni, I Irs. Mayer, Mrs. Bal
llnger and Mrs.Naegel, all of whom had as
their assistants the women of tli famihej
of offlciuls connected with the departments
over which their husbands preside.
Following the death of Mrs. Knox's
"brother, Frank B. Smith, on Thursday
night, the secretary and Mrs. Knox re
calUd all invitations.
TOM JOHNSON STEPS OUT
Cleveland Mayor ICnda Klaht Years
of fcervlco with New Year's
CLEVELAND. Jan. 1. While the offt
rial term of Tom L. Johnson, for eight
. cars mayor of this city, closed last mld-
'V.si night, the formal transfer of the office
to Jlerman C. Baehr took place at noon
today. The retiring mayor will take a
rest for several weeks and then will re
turn to keep In touch with the local demo
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. l.ACoal barges
and every type and kind of craft on the
Ohio river In the vicinity of Louisville
representing a value of hundreds of thou
sands of dollars, arc In danger today.
Practically all the boats have been
fa.itencd by means of cables or otherwise
anchored, but It Is the prediction of ex
perlenced river men that If the Ice gorges
break quickly the trees will be uprooted
or the cables srapped.
Along both snores of the river, as a
precaution against loss of life or Injury
guards have been stationed to warn work
men and the curious away from the Ice.
The weather Is much warmer than yester
EVAN8VILLE. Ind., Jan. l.-Many of
the monster Ice gorges In the Ohio river
today still defied the thaw and old river
rren are expecting disastrous floods from
the back water.
At Caseyville. Ky., the water rose two
feet In a few minutes this morning be
hind the gorges beior the town. This
gorge flllB the channel and extends down
to the mouth of the Saline river. At
KMerprlse, Ind., eight miles this side of
Ov ensboro, Ky., there Is an Immense gorge
and another towers above the river at
Three Mile Island, near Newburn, Ind.
At HawsvMe, Ky the river Is frozen
over smoothly and farmers are hauling
their produce to different places In sleds
At Jeffersonvllle, Ind., a wharf boat of
the Monongahela Coal company, valued at
(16,000, waa cut open by an Ice floe and
ST. LOUIS, Jan. 1. All of the 150 work
men, who were Imperilled when the false
work of the McKlnley bridge across the
Mississippi river collapsed late yesterday
have boen accounted for.
The false work wu torn away by Ice
floes. The workmen today were none the
worse for their experience.
and Sheriff Mix
Controversy Results Over Ill-Feeling
Growing Out of Trials of Cattle
men Recently at Basin.
BASIN, Wyo., Jan. 1. (Special Tele
gram.) Felix Alston, sheriff of Big Horn
county, this morning assaulted Q. C. Mor
rls, a newspaper correspondent, In the of
fice of a well known Basin real estate
dealer, striking Morris a stinging blow In
the face. The feeling on the part of Alston
dates back to the cattlemen's trials. Mor
rls Sent out verbatim reports of the test!
mony of the Investigation of the method
of drawing juries which was beard Just
before the cattlemen's trials, and which
resulted In tho Indictments being quashed
In affidavits filed In court at that time
serious charges were made and Alston's
name figured In them. Just before the
cattlemen were taken to Rawlins they
sent for Morris and the sheriff denied
him acctss to them. Morris later secured
an order from the court and Alston was
compelled to let the cattlemen receive the
Alston Is nearly six feet tall and weighs
about ISO, while Morris Is only a little
over five feet, weight about 135 and Is
nearly 50 years of age, about fifteen years
the sheriff's senior. Morris did not attempt
to defend himself, but maintained his po
sition with respect to Alston verbally.
Oath of Office
For First Time in Years Most of New
York Officials Are Anti
Tammany. NEW YORK, Jan. 1. William J. Gaynor
was Installed as mayor of New York today,
with simple ceremonies. There was a
throng us big as the mayor's office would
hold to witness the brief ceremonial, The
other newly elected officers of the greater
city and its five boroughs also formally
assumed their duties.
All tho other new city officials, the New
York county officers and the presidents
of tho five boroughs are men who were on
other than the Tammany ticket. For the
first time In six years the chief offices of
the municipality are filled by men not
allied with Tammany hall.
Mayor Gaynor announced that ha would
not make public, the names of any ap
pointees before Monday next.
WOULD DEBATE TOM WATSON
Former Populist Candidate Asked to
Defend His Attack on
ATLANTA, Ga.. Jan. 1. Thomas E.
Watson, one time populist candidate for
the presidency and recently a critic In the
public print of foreign missions, today
was challenged to a public debate by rep
resentatives of the various Protestant
churches of Georgia. The challengers have
named as Watson's opponent William T.
Ellis, a Philadelphia newspaper man.
Switchmen's Strike May
Involve Twenty Thousand
WASHINGTON. Jan. t "If an amicable
adjustment of the differences between the
northwestern railroads and the switchmen
la not reached through the mediation con
ference here, the strike will spread and
probably 20.000 will become Involved," de
clared H. B. Perham, head of the Railway
department of the American Federation of
"This Increase will not be among the
switchmen alone, but will come from other
organisations like the freight handlers,
the boiler makers and such affiliated as
sociations. Tha switchmen are for peace
if possible, but are determined on a general
strike If these plans for mediation fall."
Mr. Perham. who hastened here from St.
Paul to urge an action on the federal med
iation board with a view to bringing both
sides together, said thut failure of the
mediation plan would mean a general
strike that would tie up railroad traffic.
Many Nominations Left Open to Avoid
HAVING FUN WITH PEERS
Many of Them Shine More at Fox
Hunting Than in Statesmanship.
BETTING FAVORS LIBERALS
Corson's Statement that Hereditary
Iloase la Sure to Hare More Able
Men Than Elective One la
LONDON, Jan. 1. With the first pollings
of the general elections only a fortnight
away, the campaign shows lees popular
excitement than the last stages of most
previous general elections. Since the first
tremendous uproar over the rejection of
the budget by the House of Lords and the
general explosion of oratorical fireworks
with a remarkable amount of personal
abuse by rival politicians, the contest has
settled into a dull bombardment of
speeches and newspaper articles dealing
with the House of Lords and tariff reform.
The list of candidates is still far from
complete, while factional squabbles be
tween tariff reformers and free traders
In the unionist ranks, forces the radicals
and laborltes, In the government forces, to
leave - many opportunities for changes In
nominations already made In order to
wold three-cornered fights.
Have Fan with Peers.
The peers on the platform continue to
furnish a picturesque element In the bat
tle. They feel compelled to face the pub
lio in order to vindicate the claims of their
class to power and as a good proportion of
them shine more brilliantly at fox hunting
than statesmanship, their audiences get
plenty of fun out of them, and frequently
howl then down. . Punch displays a can
vas at a fair with the yokels pitching balls
Conditions In America and Germany
under a protective tariff are made the prin
cipal topic of the debates and each side
finds many illustrations of the blessings
or tho drawbacks of a high tariff from
The newspapers are wrangling over the
questions whether the cost of living Is
higher, and more unemployment exists In
America and Germany than In Great
Tariff and the Navy.
A. J. Balfour, Lord Curzon and Lord Mil
ner are leading the opposition's fight with
Austen Chamberlain putting tariff reform
to the front and Lard Charles Bertsford
accusing the government of neglecting the
navy. David Lloyd Gearge and Winston
Churehlll of the administration's forces
draw the largest crowds, larger even than
Lord Curson's declaration that a heredi
tary chamber is sure to contain more able
men than an elective one, has been the
most discussed utterance of the week. '
Betting at White's club, which is the
sporting rendezvous for the aristocracy, Is
even that the Liberals will have a small
majority Independent of the laborltes and
the Irish members. The Liberals already
are conceding the loss of some London
constituencies which turned the color of
the last election and which will be the first
to poll In the coming election. Battersea
Is likely to reject John Burns, president of
the local government board, because the
worklngmen say he has deserted them. He
Is making a hard personal fight among
his old neighbors to keep his seat in Com
Liquor Bane of
Fifth Murder Among Sisseton Tribe
as Result of Overindul
gence. SIOUX FALLS, S. D., Jan. 1. (Special.)
The acquittal a few days ago of a Sls
beton Sioux Indian, who was charged with
murder, calls attention to the serious prob
lem which confronts those who are In
charge of the affairs of these Indians, due
to the demoralization which has resulted
from many of the Indians being afflicted
with an overpowering desire for strong
Since the year 1882 five murders have
been committed among this tribe as the
result of over-indulgence in liquor. As
these Indians have a!l taken their allot
ments of land they have the same stand
ing as white men and there Is no way, ex
cept by moral suasion, to prevent them
drinking ljquor to excess.
The guilty parties In each of the murder
casea were arrested, but the outcome of
their trials also haa contributed materially
to. the demoralisation of the drinking In
dians, as only one conviction resulted, this
being responsible to a great extent for
the emal! value placed upon human life
by the drinking and more reckless mem
bers of the tribe.
No affiliated organisations will take
sympathetic action pending the result of
Mr. Perham's conference with the media
tion board, which will be resumed Monday.
The American Federation of Labor has
left the whole matter In the hands of Mr.
Perham, who Is head of the order of rail
way telegraphers, which carried on the
recent strike against the Northern Pacific
and Great Northern railways and Is a mem
ber of ths executive committee of the
Mr. Perham had an opportunity to have a
little talk with President Gompers of the
Federation today, but his call was largely
Incident to the new year's open house re
ception at Mr. Compel-1 s home.
No decision has been reached by the
mediation board as to the selection of a
third arbitrator In the case of the dis
pute between the Illinois Central and Its
CUMMINS TALKS ON TARIFF
Iowa Senator, in Address at Des
Moines, Says Fight is Only Begun.
CALLS PROGRESSIVES TO ACTION
He Asks Them to Send Men to Lower
Honse Who Will Aid Senators
in Their Efforts for Lower
DES MOINES, Jan. 1. Senator Albert B.
Cummins, In a speech before the guests at
the Progressive Republican dollar dinner
at the Savoy tonight served notice that the
fight for progressive and Roosevelt princi
ples Is not ended, insisted that defeat In
tariff revision should not dishearten but
should encourage progressives" and, urged"
progressives in Iowa to send to congress
from this state men who will support the
senators Instead of neutralizing their ef
forts. . j
Ho Intimated that the . state, administra
tion of Iowa should not be allowed to rost
In the hands of the standpatters when the
sentiment of the state Is clearly progrea
The senator spoke plainly against Con
gressman Hull, Insisting that he has not
been as faithful to the business lntererts
of the district as a congressman would
be interested In securing freer freight
rates as well as In securing military tourn-
cnr.ents which seemed to be the extent of
the ambition of the earnest adherent of
Speaker Cannon who represents this dis
State Senator C. C. . Dowel! presided at
the dinner. Scores of republicans from over
the state were present. Conferences were
held along the lines of the senator's speech
and it Is not unlikely that a progressive
c. ndldate for governor will be brought out
soon against Governor B. F. Carroll.
Judge F. Prouty of Des Moines was one
of the speakers and as the sole candidate
against Captain Hull his faithful support
of the progressive cause was alluded to by
What Senator Cummins Said. :
In the course of his speech Senator Cum
"With respect to the tariff, the stand
patters feel that it makes little If any dif
ference how high the duties are If they
be high enough to exclude exportation
Their first, and I have sometimes thought
their only, concern Is for the producer,
They are so much afraid of hurting him
that they close their eyes to every voice
save his and assume that, knowing what
he wants, he will not ask for more than
he deserves. The echos of the platform of
1908, which contains the pledges of the
republican party to the people of the coun
try, have become so faint In their coun
cils that they are drowned In the cries of
Impoverished manufacturers. On the other
hand, the progressives remember that we
promised the American people that the
duties on Imported competitive commodities
should be measured by the difference be
tween the cost of production In this and
rival lands, and that we made the promise
In order to give at once protection to the
producer from unequal competition and
protection to the consumer from a vora
clous extortion,,' We know that In many
fields of Industry home competition had
been substantially destroyed and we' In
tended to subject our home producers to
the fear of foreign competition If prices
were raised above a fair and reasonable
Flht Is Not Ended.
"I do not attempt to obscure or to mint
mlze the extent of our defeat, but If any
one harbors the delusion thst the passage
of this recent tariff law ended the fight
for fair and reasonable protective duties,
It would be wise for him to at once reform
"The progressives, after years of strug
gle, brought the convention to a full
acknowledgment of Justice of their position.
"With respect to further regulations of
Interstate commerce, the stand-patter oc
cupies Just the same position that he has
"It Is sufficient to say that the agitation
for the strengthening of the law regulating
common carriers became acute about 1SV9.
It finally resulted In the amendment of
1908. It was a long, weary campaign. The
stand-patters were either silent or in op
position. Cnanon, Aldrirh and Hall.
"Joseph G. Cannon was then, as now,
the most oonsplcuous member of the na
tional house of representatives. In all
(Continued on Fifth Page.)
THE AFTER PROPHETS.
Full of People
Torn to Pieces
Gas Accumulating Under Boards
Explodes and Injures Score of '
MONTREAL, Jan. 1. Twenty-two were
injured In the explosion which wrecked the
train platform at Place Vtger station at
the east end of the city last night. Most
of the Injuries consist of broken legs. Mrs.
Charles Bruneau of Montreal, cannot live.
Tha explosion was caused by the Ignition
of ah accumulation of gas under the long
wooden platform paralleling the station.
The midnight train of the Canadian Pa
cific for Quebec was standing on the tracks
adjoining tha platform and an unusually
large number of holiday travelers were
bidding good-bye to friends when suddenly
score o? them were hurled Into the air as
though shot from a giant catapult. Some
went straight up twenty or thirty feet.
Others were thrown over the top of the
train and one man with both legs broken
was found on the roof of one of the
Five Persons Injured, Two Probably
Fatally, in Wreck Near Green
GREENFIELD, Ind.. Jao. 1, Five per
sons were seriously Injured, two probably
fatally In a head-on collision between two
limited Interurban cars on the Terre Haute,
Indianapolis & Eastern line at Philadel
phia, four miles west of here late today.
The Injured are:
Claude Roland, New Castle, Ind., motor
man; chest crushed, probably will die.
Charles Byers, Greenfield. Ind., crushed
and cut; Injured probably fatal.
W. S. Royla, Cleveland, O., chest
W. B. ' Bradshaw, Indianapolis, head
Jerry Kloutz, Indianapolis, head cut and
The cars were the New Castle llflted,
west bound, and the Dayton limited, east
bound. They met at a siding as the west
bound car was preparing to . enter the
switch. . .
The Dayton limited was said to be run
ning at full speed when It crashed Into the
westbound car. So great was the Impact
that both cars were telescoped for ten or
twelve feet Both moformen stuck to their
posts In vain attempts to stop their cars.
There was such a heavy fog that the
motormen could see but a short distance
ahead o fthem.
Kansas Convicts Canarht.
KANSAS CITY. Jan. 1 Thomas Cook
and Frank Moore, the convicts who es
caped from the KaKnsas state penitentiary
at Lansing late Wednesday last, were
arrested here today at the home of Mrs.
Helle Moore. Moore, who was serving a
sentence for highway robbery, says the
woman Is his wife. Cook was up for
Little Nemo, Capitol Pet
Squirrel, Commits Suicide
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Jan. 1. (Special.) Little
Nemo, the squirrel Which for so long has
gamboled sbout the state house lawn with
his partner, Is no more. The little fellow
met a traglo death under the wheels of a
motor car at Fourteenth and H streets
yesterday morning. There are some who
say the little squirrel committed suicide.
Whether he did or not the facts In the
case sre these:
Several weeks ago the other little squirrel
which played with Nemo and which had
also adopted the state house grounds for
a home was run down and killed by an
automobile. Since then the Janitors about
the bunding have rotlced the remaining
squirrel strolling most of the time up and
down the street car track. Little attention
was paid to him and do effort was made
to cheer his loneliness. The remainder of
From the Washington Star.
BREWERS IDLE FOR PRESENT
None . in Omaha Makes Beer While
Litigation is Pending.
WANT TO KNOW RIGHTS FIRST
Hearing; I to Determine Result of
License Flnht Will lie nesnmed
Before Jndare Estelle To
No brewery In Omaha Is manufacturing
beer or I will until the litigation affecting
Its rlgnt to a license Is determined, and
that is Indefinite, as the matter Is still
before judge Estellc, who says It must be
carried out to a complete finish.
Some COO or 700 brewery employes, most
of them married men. are temporarily out
of work as a result of this litigation, and
will have to seek new employment If the
ce.ee stands against the breweries.
"We have too much beer on hand to
make any more while our rights are In
Jeopardy," said one of the brewers yester
day. Hearing on the question of brewers'
licenses before Judge Estelle has been put
over until 2 o'clock Monday afternoon. The
court announced that the hearing will then
go to a finish before adjournment.
"I want all the counsel to understand
this and govern themselves accordingly,"
said Judgo Estelle. '
John C. Cowln, representing tho Krng
Brewing company, appeared when court
opened at 11:30 Saturday and told the court
he had been out of town, hence did not
know such a case was up until Friday
"The Importance of the case," he said,
"requires that we bo given some little time
for preparation. If It goes to the conclu
sion Insisted upon by the appellants It
might mean the closing of all Omaha
breweries for a year."
Judge Estelle conceded the Importance of
the case and asked the Anti-Saloon league
attorneys to express themselves. Elmer E
Thomas said he was compelled to go to
New York for two weeks, leaving Sunday
night, but thought L. D. Holmes and W. R.
Patrick could handle the appellants' end
Mr. Holmes said he was willing to con
cede the delay asked, as thplr rights could
not be In any way affected, and then tho
hour for resuming the argument on what
form the order shall take was fixd as
THREE MEN ACCUSED OF
ATTEMPT TO BLOW BRIDGE
Suspects Aliened to Have Tried
Dynamite Railroad Property
BALTIMORE, Jan. 1. Following an at
tempt last evening to blow up the Oay
street bridge of the Baltimore & Ohio
railroad three men were arrested on a
charge of conspiring to dynamite the
bridge and also the Mount Claire machine
shops of the railroad company.
The bridge was not seriously damaged.
William B. Shipley. Hamilton W. Llghtner
and William H. Zimmerman, all machin
ists, were later taken Into custody. De
tective Captain Pumphrey claims to have
evidence directly Implicating the men.
the story Is told In the words of Captain
Persinger of the state backing department:
"I was on my way to the state house. At
Fourteenth and H slieeta I saw a ear
oomlng from the south. At the same time
I noticed the squirrel near the track. As
the car crossed H street I noticed the
squirrel dive under and I did not se It
come out on the other side. When the
car had passed I went to the track and
Investigated. Thero I found Little Nemo
dad. The little fellow had run under the
car, turned around and faced the direction
from which he had come. His hi ad only
was touched by the car."
The conclusion Is that the squirrel had
contemplated suicide since the death of his
mate and for weeks had watched the street
car tracks for a car nnd had Jumped undei
the first one he had s -en go'ng fast enough
to do the deed without prolonging his
Day Passes Quickly, with Variety of
YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN MEET
Christian Associations Hold Open
House and Receive Multitude. .
OMAHA GUARDS HOLD RECEPTION
New Armory in Fraternal Hall Seen
of Military Splendor Kulahts
of Columbns Gainer fur
The first of the New Year days was one
of mirth and frolic In Omaha. Everywhere
there was Jollity and .even though the
grizzled old year for some passed Into
memory In a veil of regret, the lusty youth
lMO was heralded with cordiality on every
Father Time moved down tho hours of;
the first day on the calendar In quclk suc
cession, for they passed rapidly with holi
day Joys, and each passing moment
brought In a harvest of good cheer.
Weather and there were two kinds of
It on New Year's day was of the best
brand. The morning dawned bright and
warm, but as tho day dawned the cold
north wind swept the city and the pleas
ant warmth became crisp, bracing atmos
phere. This change In weather only added
to the diversions of the day.
It was a grand holiday for everybody.
In the churches. In the clubs, among ths
aociety folk and among the children theia
was New Year's Joy. There were amuse
ments galore. The playhouses entertained
large audiences, the churches rendered ap
propriate programs and the cafes served
the hungry with choice holiday viands.
Skipping about tha streets and boule
vards were countless automobiles. Many
contained pt-oplo out for a lide In the open
air and others the coupes and limousines
bore society folk hero or thero on their
fashionable New Year calls. Strei-t cars,
too, helped carry the Jlide of man to and
fro across the city.
Bin; Day at the' Y. M. C. A.
New Years la always an eventful day In
the annals of the Young Men's and the
Young Women's Christian association. Both
associations maintained "open house" Sat
urday and welcomed thousands of visitors
to their buildings.
For nearly a dozen years the Young'
Men's Christian association has observed
the Initial date of tho year with a house
warming of some kind. They have wel
comed at times as many as 5,0Ck visitors
to their building In one day. Tne new
building at Seventeenth and Harney streets
Is especially well fitted to entertain com
pany. Throughout the day the big building was
thronged with people., Entertainment was
provided on every floor from the swimming
pool In tha basement to the dormitories on
the fifth floor. There were special events
of two hours duration In every department
and throughout the evening an orchestra
furnished music In tho main lobby.
In the big swimming pool there was an
aquatic event? and in the gymnasium
athletic exhibitions. ! In the evening there
was a two-hour moving picture show In
the second floor assembly room and re
ft eshmcnts wum served In the third floor
main dining room. The dormitories were
open to the public and visitors were given
a view of the manner n which the 130 or
more young men live young men who are
away from heme and who are enllBled la
one big fraternity. The dormitory boys also
provided special stunts on each floor.
The Boys' department was also a scene
of activity. The Juveniles put on special
stunts and their quarters and the gam
rooms were open to all visitors.
Young Women Hold Reception.
New Year's day was an exceedingly
eventful one at the Young Women's Chris
tian association building. "Welcome" waa
the watchword of the day.
The day's program began at t o'clock In
the afternoon with a muslcale in the audl
trrium. The entertainers were Miss Olive
Carpenter, violinist; Lena Ellsworth Dale,
sc piano; Mrs. Dale, Mrs. Harter, H. ' C.
Jessen and Harry Burkley, quartet; Cecil,
Btrryman, pianist; Mrs. Lloyd Harter,
contralto, and Mr. Vernon C, Bennett, ac
cimpanlst. From 5:46 to 8 o'clock the domestia
science kitchen was open to visitors.
Demonstration were given by Miss Mar
garet Coffin, In structor In household
science. There was an exhibition of
preserved foods such as nellies, Jams and
marmalade and a table properly set for
dinner. Various recipes were also given.
In the gymnasium, beginning at 7 o'clocH
there was an athletic exhibition by tha
vurious classes and basket ball games.'
Fancy dances were also given as a part of
the entertain nent. Refreshments were
served by a committee on the fifth floor.
At 8 o'clock the day's activities closed
in order that the young women could Join
the reception given at the Young Men's
Christian association building.
Omaha Guards' Reception.
The Omaha Uuurds, Company U, Seo
ond regiment, Nebraska National guards,
entertained Its members and friends la
the new armory In Fraternal hall, across
from the public library building on Harney
street. The affair was in the nature of
an open hoube, commemorating the opening
of the new armory to National guard uses.
Cigars, cards and miscellaneous refresh
ments were the program features, and the
occasion was availed of by a large num
ber of young men not now associated with
the National guard, with the result that
this company at least, will shortly receive
numerous additions to Its membership.
Captain 11. E. SteiTlcker acted as master
of ceremonies and saw io It that every
visitor huh made welcome and perfoctly
The new armory Is conveniently located
and will ha utilised by tho three com
panies of the Nutlonal Oiiurd In Omaha
s permanent quarters. The machine gun
platoon of the Omuha Guard Is also quar
tered In the new armory with Its equip
ment. Arrangements are now about completed
for the formal opening of the new armory
as Omaha National Ouards' battalion and
the organization of a provision! battalion
In Omaha. This will take place Jauuary
(Continued on Fifth Pae.)
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