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VOL. XXXIX NO. 155.
OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, JANUARY 10, 1910.
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WORKS FOIl PEACE
Disposition in Congress to Allow
Insurgents Foint Won in Selec
tion of House Committee. .
CAOTfON SAD) TO Fr ' .
Senate Yet to Pass Resolu,
SHAfiP DEBATE MOST PROBABL.
Caucus Selection of Members
Probing Body May Result.
OFFICIAL CIRCLES ARE STIRRED
Balllnajcr-Plnchot Incident Cauaes
lrrp Feellna; la Washington, but
Harmonious Outcome la
WASHINGTON Jan. .-The present
week probably will decide whether there
will be a prolonged conflict Involving the
president of the United States within the
ranks of the republican party In congress.
Conditions have beVn tending In that direc
tion for soma time, but instead of adding
' to the Impulse the dismissal of Mr. Flnc-hot
apparently has had the effect of causing
a halt. It has prompted senators and
members to consider the possibilities of a
continuation of the controversy, and pres
ent Indications are of a more pacific ten
dency than Were those of a week ago.
There is no denying the fact, however,
that in some respects the situation re
mains critical. Mr. Plnchot has a large
number of personal friends and admirers
In both houses of congress, who would be
Ir.cllDed to take up his cause If favorable
opportunity should present Itself and If
tht.y could do so without endangering the
peace of the party and their own political
On the other hand, many are saying that
' the personal fortunes of Messrs Balllnger
and Plnchot are of little Importance com'
pared to the grout question of the preser
vatlon of party harmony, and those who
take this view are urging the necessity of
preventing any sharp conflict In congress
on the lines of difference between the sec
retary of the interior and the former chief
of the forest service. Whether the con
scrvatlve counsel of this element Bhall pre
vail will depend upon the course of events
in congress during the next few days.
Scooe of Investigation.
There la no doubt that the investigation
of the Interior department and of the for
est service will proceed along the lines in
dicated by the Jones-Humphrey resolution;
but It will be competent for the Investi
gating committee cither to broaden or nar.
' now the Inquiry. If the advice of many
of the Itadera Is followed, however, this
""inquiry be. .restricted as much as pos
sible,' ' especially bow,': -that 'is an official
- factor, Mr. plnchot Is eliminated from the
dispute. , '
The question will receive Its next atten
tion on the floor of the senate.. The pres-
' en. situation Is this: The house has adopted
the resolution providing for the appolnc-
v ment of Its members of the committee by
thi house Itself, rather than by me speaker,
as was originally provided. Wltnoutu.wait
ing the official notification as to the action
o! the house, the senate committee on pub
lic lands has decided to represent the reso
lution In such a form as to authorize the
selection of the house members by the
speaker. Unquestionably this motion was
taken with tne Intention of complimenting
the speaker and it will be reported to the
Senate May Avoid Fight.
Speaker Cannon, It Is said, reels that It
wo'.ld be impolitic for hlin to Uko advan
tage of this condition and override the ex
pressed oraer of a majority of the house,
ana It is probable, theretore, that the sen
ate will take such action as will steer
clar of a controversy with the house.
is now bald that the speaker himself would
prefer that the houoe should select the
committee. In case this course prevails,
the republican members will designate their
repi eseuiatiVLS ill caucus' and it is claimed
that In that event the Insurgents would
participate In the caucus proceedings.
No matter how the general situation may
shape itseif, the controversy between the I
secretary oi the Interior and his antagonist
,a expected to be the principal topic in con-
sslonal circles during the week. Oftl-
lly the question will nut again come up
in the house until after the senate shall
The senate committee on public lands will
report Its resolution tomorrow, and It is
probable that discussion of the question
will begin not later than Thursday, do
great is the interest in the subject that it
is not to' be expected that the resolution
will be adopted without debate. Indeed, It
is now expected that the discussion will b
animated and somewhat personal. .
Position ( Administration.
With the resolution adopted by the senate
and a final agreement arrived at as to
exact terms between the house and senate,
the investigation will proceed. In the mean
time, every effort will be made to pre
vent lis Involving the administration In
too general a way.
The senate calendar is still very lean,
and aside from the Balllnger-Plnchot reso
lution, the prospect for the present week
is not favorable to any legislation of Im
portance. The house will proceed with the
consideration of the appropriation bill and
it la expected that that measure will be
before It at least until Tuesday, next.
"By that time the fortification appropria
tion bill will have been reported and it
will be taken up at the first opportunity.
D. M. SUTLER DIES AT LINCOLN
Was Editor ot the Legal News
. Prominent In Press Asaocla
LINCOLN, Jan. 9.-Speclal.)-D. M. But
ler, editor- of the Legal News, died here
today. He had been sick and confined to
his home for a week. The Immediate cause
of death was paralysis.
Mr. Butler was about SO years old. He
was a graduate of Iowa university and
also of the law school of that Institution.
II formerly edited a weekly paper at
David City and was prominent In the af
fairs of the Nebraska Pres association,
v. He had been put on the program of the
toming convention of the National Editor
ial association for an address.
Mr. Butler leaves a wife, who Is a sister
of Brigadier General Pershing, but no
Does Not Please
Eyes of Bakers
Chemist Wiley Says Fight for White
Product Comes from Manufac
turers of Machinery Only.
WASHINGTON, Jan. . "It Is Just to
e the eye. No good can come from
, "g flour white," declares Chemist
f(. V ' the Department df Agriculture.
not find any great amount of
-ur going into Interstate com
A now. I can tell the change
k ..ie bread. Every time I cut a loaf
of ,d, I rejok-e. because Instead of Its
havh.g the whiteness of a corpse. It has
that beautiful amber tint that all bread
ought to have. The electricity was the
agent which produced the bleaching ma
"Several cases are pending against millers
now and I do not betray any confidence
of the millers when I nay that the fight
on this case was made chiefly by the men
who are selling the machinery. The millers
themselves would not fight ' it for
moment if left to them, but the men who
are making this bleaching machinery have
been hurt. The bakers of the V'nlted States
were always opposed to bleached flour.
They knew the flour was Injured by this
"This wheat flour case will be fought
by the best talent In' this country and the
most celebrated lawyers. A fund of $100,000,
I understand, has been raised to defeat
the government's contentions. We would
not be surprised if that trial would cost
us S5.000 or $10,000."
WEEKL YD0NATI0NS MADE
TO FAMILIES OF VICTIMS
Heport Made by Officers In Charge of
Relief Work at Cherry,
CHERRY, III., Jan. 9 Ernest B. Bick
nell, national director of the American R d
Cross, and Duncan McDonald, president of
the United Mine Workers of Illinois, Issued
a statement today regarding relief condi
tions here for the 1,000 or more widows
and children of the viotlms of the St. Paul
mine disaster. The statement was Issued
to answer criticisms of the relief work and
to call attention to the necessity of the
adoption of a permanent relief plan.
' The statement shows that, owing to the
system of wage payment at the Cherry
mine, the' people in Cherry received In
wages up to December 1. last, $37,000, and
that the disbursements for relief from all
sources since the disaster of November 13,
amounted to $74,800, making a grand total
of disbursements to the people of Cherry
The dependent families and families of
miners unemployed or sick are now being
given weekly cash contributions or. orders
on Cherry stores, the main relief station
having been abandoned. The average cash
grant is $0.76 a week, the schedules run-
Ding up or down according to the number
ui children la a family.. . , ' ' '
PARK AT NIAGARA FALLS
AIM OF CIVIC ASSOCIATION
Another Altruistic Campaign la Object
at Association Now Kstnbliahed
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9.-Another altruls
tic campaign is about to be launched from
Washington. General headquarters have
been established here In the Union Trust
building by the American Civic association
and Richard B. Watrous, Its secretary, who
has been placed In charge, will urge on
congress the enactment pf legislation of
much public interest. One of s the things
aimed at Is the creation of a national park
at Niagara Falls. President Taft became a
member of the association when he was
secretary of war.
The regulation of bill boards and the
abatement of the smoke nuisance are part
of the association's program, and while it
Is deeply Interested In the comprehensive
ltiPlnn'nK of city reforms, it also wages war
on that disease-carrying pest, the house
fly. Both of the latter topics were gen
orally discussed at the recent convention
held In Cincinnati and now agreed to make
a national campaign along both lines. The
association has also undertaken a campaign
for a "safe and sane" Fourth.
HE WILL TRY FOR POLE
Explorer Who Got Nearer Booth
Than Anyone Else Announces
BERLIN, Jan. 9. Lieutenant Ernest H.
Shackleton announces that. he has decided
upon another antarctic expedition. Shack
leton has succeeded In getting nearer to
the South pole than any other explorer.
AURORA HAS BIG BLAZE
ThlrtyoThouaand-Dollar Fire Lose In
Burning of Two Stores In
AURORA. Neb., Jan. 9.-Speclal Tele
gram.) At S o'clock this morning the store
of Jason Dean and the drug store belong
ing to the estate of G. B. Williamson was
found to be on fire, and soon the harresa
shop of W. E. Beber caught. Part of the
stock of Mr. Reber was saved, hut all the
buildings and stock of the other two stores
was lost. The total loss Is estimated at
from $25,000 to $30,000. It Is supposed to be
covered by some $15,000 insurance.
Murder Due to Ill-Health.
WINTERS, Tex., Jan. . Frank Kembl'er,
residing twelve miles north of here, killed
his wife and two children, S and 8 years of
age, and seriously wounded a young
woman living with the family, this morning
with a hatchet ana tnen took Ms own
life with a rasor. The cause Is believed
to have been despondency due to ill health.
Act on English Basis
NEW TORK, Jan. 9 A workman's com
pensation act, based upon the English
statutes, which guarantees relief for In
juries without regard to the question of
negligence. Is advocated by the Joint con
ference of the Central Labor bodies In a
statement presented yesterday by the ex
ecutive committee, which has been Inquir
ing Into the operation of the employers'
"On account of the higher cost of living
In this country a benefit of 66 per cent
of the wage paid Is recommended In place
MAY LOSE PLACES
Secretary Balling-er Suspends Four as
Result of Inquiry Made in
SUPT. J. D. BENEDICT IS CHIEF
Charged with Improper Connection
in Business Way.
THREE SUPERVISORS WITH HIM
Schools Are Said to Have Fallen in
MORAL CONDITIONS NOT BEST
Condition of Five Civilised Tribes
Found Not Meat by Oacar II.
l.lppa, and Prompt Action
WASHINGTON.. Jan. 9. Secretary Bal
llnger of the Interior department tony
suspended from office Superintendent Joint
f. Benedict of the five civilised tribes of
Oklahoma and three supervisors as tha
result of ap Investtpatlon which has dis
closed "a disgraceful condition" affecting
the material and moral welfare of the
s a result of the Investigation which the
Interior department has ben carylng on
lor some time, and which will be continued,
other officials of the Indian service may
suffer a like fate to that of Superintendent
Benedict and the three supervisors sus
pended today. I
The Investigation which resulted In to
day's action was entered Into because of
various reports regarding the department
here, charging the officials already sus
pended as well as Others, with activities
which It was thought were Improper for
government employes. The suspended su
pervisors are Calvin Hallard of the Choc
taw schools at McAlester, Frederick ii.
Umholta of the Chickasaw schools, Aid
more and Walter Falwell of the Creek
schools at Muskogee. Before any further
action Is taken In their cases, the four
men will be allowed to make answer to
the secretary of the Interior as to the
charges against them.
Schools Are Neglected.
From the report made In the caBe it ap
pears that Superintendent Benedict is con
nected with certain business interests in
Oklahoma which have more or less busi
ness with the Indians, which relationship
it was believed was wholly Incompatible
with his service as superintendent. He
had permitted the schools, It was reported,
to fall Into a disgraceful condition and the
supervisors have neglected their duties In
the enforcement of eohool contracts and
In matters affecting the material and
moral conditions surrounding the conduct
of the schools. '
Oscar' H. Plppe of the ' Indian of floe,
supervisor of Indian schools, ' who wa
sent to Oklahoma with the charges, noti
fied the department here today of his ar
rival and that ha has relieved Superin
tendent Benedict pending the result of the
Investigation. The duties of the suspended
supervisor will be performed temporarily
by detailed clerks of the Indian office.
Superintendent Benedict has - been con
nected with the Indian Bervlce for ten
Secretary Balllnger and Commissioner
Valentine of the Indian office announce
that the investigation of conditions surt
rounding the school's, although not con
ducted publicly, will be thorough, and
that the conduct of the officers responsi
ble for the present jnditions will be
looked Into most carefully.
ALL CANDIDATES OPTIMISTIC
Boston Municipal Campaign Nears
Close, with Everybody Satis
fied with Outlook.
BOSTON. Mass., Jan. 9. Optimistic
claims on the part' of each of this four
candidates for mayor of Boston tonight
Injected special Interest into the end of
the last week of the city campaign. James
J. Storrow, former mayor; John - F.
Fitzgerald, Mayor George A. Hlbbard and
Nathaniel H. Taylor, accord ng to state
ments made, ara certain of e'.ecllon.
All the candidates addressed rallies about
the city tonight, the largest being that
held In behalf of former Mayor FltzgeraU
at Tremont Temple.
ELECTION IN GARDEN COUNTY
Voters Will Select County Sent
Fnll Set. of Officers
CHAPPELL, Neb., Jan. 9. -(Special.)
Garden county, which by vote of the peo
ple of Deuel county last November was
formed out of that part of the country
lying north of the Platte river, will hold
Its first election Monday and a hot fight
Is being made for the county seat. Osh
kosh and Lewellen are the principal con
testant The election will be held under the di
rection of the Deuel county officers.
TAFT AT METHODIST CHURCH
President Attends Services to Listen
to Addreas of Dr, John
' WASHINGTON, Jan. 9. President Taft
today attended the Charles Nelson Critten
den memorial services at Foundry Metho
dist Episcopal clhurch, where an address
was made by Dr. John Wesley Hill of New
Tork. Dr. HUJ Is an Intimate friend of Mr.
Taft and accompanied him on his famous
western speaking tour during the campaign
of W per oent, as provided by the English
law. No part of the compensation should
be deducted in advance from wages.
"Put the burden of contribution on the
workman and It will come out of his stan
dard of living," 'says the statement.
The Brooklyn Rapid Transit company to
day announced a voluntary increase In the
pay of the 8.000 motormen, conductors and
other trainmen employed on Its lines The
increase the ensuing year will coat the
company about S.'Gt.OuO. It Is estimated or
one-tenth of the surplus netted by the
operatlun of the system last year.
From the Spokesman-Review.
AIL FAITHS HONOR GIBBONS
Irrespective v of Creed and Station,
Men Pay Tribute to Cardinal.
VISIT TO WASHINGTON OCCASION
Highest Prelate of Catholic Chnrch
In America Object of Reverence
to Hoats on Vlalt to St.
WASHINGTON, Jani 9. One day each
year Cardinal Glbons, the hlghestdignitary
of the Catholic church In America, visits
St. Patrick's parish In WaaWngton. This
was the day. On former occasions the visi
tation was celebrated ''by a reception In
which prominent members of the aCthoilc
faith have participated, but the greeting
given the cardinal today went far beyond
purely Catholic ceremony and became an
official function at which ..prominent men
of every faith sought to do honor to the
Diplomats, statesmen and other . men
prominent In public life took part In the
ceremonies. Although no lime has , been
fixed unalterably for the vslt of the car
dinal, the 'second Sunday in January is
the usunl time, and It has become- known
as "Cardinal's Day." The cardinal arrived
in Washington from Baltimore last even
ing and was taken to the rectory of St.
Patricks where he was entertained by
Father William T. Russell.
Vast Crowd Fills Street. !
v The ceremonies consisted of early mass, I
then high mass at 11 o'clock,' followed
by a reception at the rectory and! a lunch
eon. The large sanctuary at St. Patrick's
church was filled long before 11 o'clock
and on the sidewalk and street outside, was
a crowd which greatly outnumbered the
people Inside the church.
The procession of priests attending the
cardinal, was drawn, from other churches
In the city, from Haly Cross academy anc!
the Catholic University of America. As he
entered the church the audlance arose
and continued standing until the cardinal
was seated under a red canopy at the left
of the altar beside Father Russell, the
The sermon was preached by the Rev.
Edward- A. Page, professor of philosophy
nt tho Catholic university, who had as his
theme "The Duties of the Now Tear."
Tho musical program was one of the most
beautiful ever given In connection with a
church ceremony In Washington.
A reception was held at the rectory at
noon and those who attended and shook
hands with the cardinal numbered several
thousand. Following the reception, which
lasted or more than an hour, the aged
prelate said that he had not become in
the least fatigued. The cardinal never lost
his characteristic smile as the people filed
NEW ENGLAND SHOULD
BE CALLED NEW IRELAND
Speaker at New York Banquet Says
Celts Dominate Land of
NEW YORK, Jan. 9 "The Irish are now
so numerous in New England that it should
be called New Ireland, and the nasal tone
of the New England states Is disappearing
as a result of the rich rare brogue of
Ireland,'' as- sweet as the "dying note of
a broken harp string," said Michael F.
Dooley of Providence, at the American
Irish Historical society dinner tonight.
Former Police Commissioner McAdoo said
the greatest drawback to Ireland's getting
home rule Is that Ireland Is Incompre
hensible to the average English .Intellect.
"For," he said, "when we are serious we
are taken as Jocose, and when we are Jo
cose we are taken as serious."
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Coming- Panamerican Congress Will
Require Tact on Part of Dele
gates from United States.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 9. The fourth Pan
American conference to be hold In Buenos
Ayres in July Is now occupying the atten
tion erf officials of the Statu department
and others Interested in the meeting. The
United States committee has elected Major
General George W. Davis, U. 8. A., retired,
as one of Its members, and appointed a'
commltteo composed of Senator Elklns,
former Senator James B. McCreary, Con
gressman James L. Slayden, W. E. Curtis
and John Barrett to urge upon congress
the necessity for making an appropriation
for the proper participation of the. United
States as recommended by President Taft
In his annual message. , -
To prepare material for the use of the
United States delegation the committee ap
pointed Dr. L. 8. Rowe, Dr. Paul S.
Reinsch,, W. E. Curtis and John Barrett.
In view of the Importance of the Buenos
Ayres conference and as a compliment to
the Latin-American republics, the commit
tee expressed the opinion that President
Taft should name as delegates only those
men whose names stand high and are well
known in both North and South America
and who are Interested In the development
of close relations among the American re
publics. In recognition of his efforts to develop
closer relations of commerce and friendship
among the American republics, Johti Bar
rett, director of the International Bureau
of American Republics, has been decorated
by the government of Venezuela, through
Minister Rojas, with the Order of the Bust
of Bolivar, second class. This order Is the
only one given by an American . republic.
Its first class la conferred exclusively on
chiefs of states. .
Official Fibres in New York Show
Organized Labor Earning More
and Better Employed.
ALBANY, N. Y., Ian. 9. -The decline In
Idleness among organized wageearners In
New York state continues, according to
reports received by the state department
of labor and Just made public.
At the end of September the percentage
of Idleness among trade union members
stood at ICS. This Is less than half the
peicentage shown on the snmo date the
year before, when It was 22.S. and Is as
low as the corresponding figure for 190T,
which was 10.S.
The average earnings of the union working-men
in the sUte who had some employ
ment during July, August and September
of 1900 were $233. During the same period
in 1908 It was $207 and in 11W7 It vas (227,
or up to that time the highest on record.
WATTERS0N GOES TO FLORIDA
Veteran Kdltor Takes Southern Trip
. In Suite of Attack of Illnesa
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 9.-Henry Wat
terson, the editor of the Courier-Journal,
left tonight for Naples, Fla., going by way
of Jacksonville and Fort Meyer. Mr. Wat
ttrson appeared in his usual vigorous health,
notwithstanding an attack of lumboga ten
days ago. He will remain In Florida until
Second Largest Dam in the
World to Be Built at Keokuk
KEOKUK, la., Jan. 9. It was announced
yesterday that a syndicate of New York
and Boston capitalists have undertaken to
finance the erection ot the second largest
dam In the world, which will span the
Mississippi river at this point.
Contracts have been taken by three Bt.
Louis firms to furnish power from the dam
to nearby cltieo and the work of building
the dam la to begin Immediately under the
supervision of the Wsr department. The
estimated cost of the dam is $U,(M,000. One
POSTAL BUSINESS GROWING
of Twelve Millions Over
FOURTH CLASS MEN FORWARD
Retention of These Officials Favored
When They Are Satlafactory
Many Are Advanced Notch
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9. -As a business in
stitution, the Postoffloe department, next
to the United States treasury, is the great
est in the government. According to fig
ures submitted by Charles P. Grandfield,
first assistant postmaster general, for the
fiscal year ended June 80, 1909, made public
today In his annual report,' the gross rev
enue of the postal service reached the
enormous total of $208,561,283, an Increase
of $12,083,720. or .8 tyer cnt. over the pre. ;
cedlng'year; " ' 1 ,
There were 7,202 presidential postofflce on
July t 199. Of this number, 898 were first
class, an Increase of 14 f 1,707 were second
class, an increase of 112; and 6,037 were
third class, an increase of 230. The total
Increase In the number of presidential post
offices was 356. There were 1,444 postofflces
established during the year and 2.004 were
discontinued, leaving a total of 60.144 post
offices in operation on June 30, 1909. Dur
ing the year 1.628 postmasters were ap
pointed at presidential offices. At fourth
class offices 9,161 postmasters were ap
pointed. ' Salaries for Poatmaaters.
Concerning the routine of his bureau. Dr.
"The annual rate of expenditure for tho
salaries of presidential postmasters on July
1, 1909, -was as follows: First class, $1,408,600;
second class, $4,012,400; third class, $7,344,800;
making a total of $12,766,800.
' At the close of the fiscal year there were
1,978 assistant postmasters at first and sec
ond class offices, an Increase of 110. The
number of clerks at first and second class
offices Increased from 28,220 to 29,930, and
the carrier force at city delivery offices
from 26,362 to 27,620, being a net Increase
of 1,710 clerks and 1,268 carriers.
"The retention of fourth class postmast
ers during satisfactory , service has become
the established practice of the department,
and the policy of recommending the reap
pointment of presidential postmasters, who
havs proved efficient, has been followed
consistently, with highly beneficial results.
"It is recommended that the law be so
amended as to provide for the advance
ment of an office ot the fourth class to
the presidential class whenever the com
pensation of the postmaster amounts to
$1,000 and the gross annual receipts to
$1,900 for four successive quarters. The
offices that would be affected by such a
change In the statute are mainly those lo
cated at summer and winter resorts, where
a large . business equivalent to that of a
presidential offloe is transacted during one
or two ' quarters.
. Provision for Assistants.
"In & number of cases at rapidly grow
ing offices the salary of the assistant post
master Is actually less than, that allowed
trie principal clerks, due to the operation
of the law governing the promotion of
clerks and carriers and the fact that the
appropriation for assistant postmasters
for the current fiscal year does not pro
vide an adequate number of positions In
certain grades. There should be a maxi
mum and minimum salary tor assistant
postmasters fixed by .law and sufficient
latitude allowed in the appropriation act
to prevent this anomalous condition.
"In some sections of the country espec
ially in the mining regions of the west,
It has been difficult to make appointments
to the clerical- and carrier forces at the
Initial salary prescribed by law. Wages
(Continued on Second Page.)
thousand men are to begin work on the
structure, which will harness the Missis
sippi with re-enforced concrete (.800 feet in
length. The dam Is to be thirty-seven feet
high and will be bullt-seven feet Into the
solid rock of the river bottom.
The. power plant to be erected on the
Iowa side of the river will generate 200.000
horae power and the dam will create a lake
extending for thirty miles up the Mississippi.
Present guard locks and dry docks of the
government at this polut will be abandoned.
OMAHA HOLDS '
THE WOOL MEN
Effort of Commercial Club of This
City to Aid Them Wins
RESOLUTIONS PASSED AT 0GDEN
Opponents of the Omaha Warehouse
Are Put to Rout.
MISTAKEN NOTION CORRECTED
Western Wool Growers Want Mills
E0QUETS FOR OMAHA DELEGATES
Moving Picture Show Put on by J. A.
Shoemaker Scores Hit with, .
Every Audience Uulld nt
' San Antonio.
OODF.N. Utah, Jan. 9 tSprclal Tele
gram.) Omaha's persistence and determ
ined effort to establish; a wool market haa
again won recognition In the resolutions
ot the Natural Wool Growers' acsoclnllon
adopted al their final session yestciday.
"We heartily commend tho efforts of the
commercl.il interests of t'.:e city of Omaha,"
the resolutions read,- "coupled with the
financial nupport of (the western wool
growers. In establishing a wool warehouse
In that city, recognlaiivg that the movement
Inaugurated at that p-lace has been of
great , advantage to the wool Industry of
the western states. '(
"We appreciate the efforts' of all west
ern and Missouri river cl.les to establish
Independent warehouses where tha wool
growers can store their wool until such
time as It can be sutlxfactorlly marketed.
We believe that the , success heretofore
attained In' the establishment of Indepen
dent wool warehouses will warrant the
building of co-operative warehouses at
various Atlantic seaboard cities in the very
The Idea that Omaha's activity la detri
mental to the sucoess of the . Chicago
warehouse and that Omahai success would
be at Chicago's expense has given way.
The broad-minded growers now realise and
appreciate that the co-operation of th
Omaha business men is a good thing for
their movement and coupled with Chicago
markets a strong combination In their In
terest. Stockholders in Chicago ware
houses are outspoken In their belief that
their efforts will not be entirely success
ful until the proposition is widened out
and not only Omaha,' but poRstbly Salt
Lake, are conducting such plants. '
Wool Producers Wnut Mills.
Those Inclined to oppose Omaha express
themselves favorably to It If . mills era
located there, losing sight of the fact that
packing houses followed the establishment
of stock yards and 'that the only way to
Bet Mcaturt wot'J.rn mills is-'t-er- i,-iiw-eD'ti
anu Keep ine wdoi in ine wen, , .. ....
The year 1910 Is likely io see more wool
stored than; was stored In 1909. Very little
has -so far beet) contracted, less than 10
per cent, as compared with 40 to 60 per
cent last year at this time..
Several buyers are on . the ground, but
are not buying much, he growers ap
preciate what Omaha did In 1938 and realise
the value of an Independent house thef. It
to their advantage to store , they find the
facilities there, but It they want tto sell
at some they can . do so without penalty.
To explain, during the year 1909, the stock
holders In the Chicago company paid $129.
611 In forfeits for not sending their wool to
the national warehouse. This was on the
basis of 1 Vcent a pound on the amount '
guaranteed, " he quantity of wool actully
stored there was 6.600,000 . pounds and It
came from the following states; Wyoming,
2.500,000; Idaho and Oregon, 2.500,000; and
Guild Had to Fight.
There was a little misunderstanding ovea
the work of Omaha's official representa
tive. J. M. Guild, and It looked for a Ural
like a repltitlon ot the fight of a year ago,
when every obstacle was seemingly, placed
in the path of the Omaha project.
The resolution committee had placed Mr,
Guild's resolutions In regard to Omaha'l
relation to the storage movement on thi
table for consideration later. Word got out
that they had been, permanently tabled.
Then Omaha got busy, under the bluff
that antl-Omah . Influence wat again at
work. A number of the leading wool grow
ers 'of Utah, Idaho and Wyoming Were as
sembled and the situation laid before them
These in turn took up Omaha's cause, wltL
the result that not only was Mr, Guild,
given, a hearing .but all he asked In the
shape of resolutions.
The South Omaha delegation In their pri
vate car. In charge of Secretary ; A. F.
Stryker, left this afternoon for Salt Lake,
where they will spend Sunday ( thence they
go to Denver to attend the annual meeting
of th National Live Stock association and
to take In the western fat stock show.
One of the features of the Cheyenne and
Ogden meeting has been the moving pic
ture show put on by J. A, Shoemaker ot
the South Omaha tSock Yards company. I'
consists of a series of pictures of Cheyennt
Frontier Day, and the stock yards and
packing houses of South Omaha. It never
failed to make a hit.
Boost for Omaha.
The impression made by the Omaha and
South Omaha delegation is reflected In
the following Item from today's Ogden ,
"That Omaha's relation to the Wool stor
age movement and Its facilities for hand
ling western wools may not be overlooked,
Mr. J. M. Guild, commissioner of the Com
mercial club of that city. Is here, backed
by twenty-five-of the liveliest boosters that
ever attended a wool grawers' convention.
Appealed to by the growers of the west,
who wanted relief from the old-time meth
ods of marketing wool, the business men
of Omaha organised the Omaha Wool and
Storage company In the winter of 1907-1908.
They operated It with suoh success, that
a year later the national association took
up the proposition and built the Chicago
warehouse. Omaha started, however, long
lines suggented by the growers, them
selves, some of whom are stockholders and
officers In It there, and they are now
equipped with an u-to-date warehouse of
5,000,000 pounds capacity. The business men
of that city art with the grower, not only
In the marketing of his wool, but In every
other beleflclal way. Last February ' they
took off their coats and helped to defeat
the threatened detrimental wool tariff re
vision. The popularity of Omaha and the
neighborly feeling toward It are evidenced
by the ever Increasing number of western
sheep shipped there. It Is the Intention
of the delegation from that city to ntak
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