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KIN(5LH COI'V TWO . CENTS.
J. G. K0I51X SEEKS
TO ( ! H K A T I , A W
Indicted Banker Scornfully Facei
Accusert Alter Swallowing
Doie of Hyoscin.
NEVER REACHES COURT ROOM
liici in rrison ward in Serious Con-1.
QUESTION AS TO HIS RECOVERY
Forty-Five Minutei Elapse Before He
Alleged Snlndler Attempt to Knd
l.tfe vrlth Same llrn hy Which
Crlppen filled Uelle
NEW YORK-Dee. TO. Joseph ri. Robin,
five minute before hi arraignment on an
I lirllet mf.n t rt eratirl liirr-nv In nnnniwllnti
with the failure of the Northern bank, j
took one-tenth of a train of hyoacln. a
drug with which I 'r. Hawiey Harvey Crip
pen killed hla w fe. Ut ile Klmore, In Lon
don. Ir. Mctlulre, the Tomb phvalclan.
raid It Would be a .nilrucle if the indicted
Surgeoni worked over Robin for some
tune and thin succeeded In reviving hint
sufficiently to have him taken to the hos
pital ward of the Tombs.
J ue tic Peage In the nupreme court today
sUncd an order turning over the asset a of
the Rochester Title Guarantee company,
one of Rubin's companies, to State Super
intendent of Insurance Hotchls.'ss for the
put post of winding up the concern.
Addicted tat lr- Habit.
Dr Roblnovltch said thai her brother
as In the habit of taking loscln In small
doses to counteract th effects of mor
phine, which wan used to deaden the stab
bing pains by frliicli gall stones make
themselves knovin. She kept the drug In
her house and she thought her brother
swallowed twelve tablets. At liellevue to
night, the. examining surgeon estimated
that Kobln had taken about one-tenth of
a grain. '
Kobln seemed In good health this morn
Iiik, better than at any time since hla
troubles began, and he made no effort to
rrrecn his face from the cameras as hith
erto. The first Hlgn of Illness was when
be ataggered, stepping from hie automobile,
to the criminal court building.
In the elevator he weakened so rapidly
that thn detectives had to lift him to a
couch. There lie sank Into unconciousness
and waa not revived until the stomach
pump had been worked vigorously. Its
prompt use undoubtedly saved his life.
Outside the corridors of the criminal
court" building fairly hummed with ex
I'ltcmont, but In the court of general sea
shma Itself Judge Craln waa transacting
trt(flnejnv. ucusj when Iriom ai-pped
liipldly down the aisle.
"Your honor," he began hurriedly. "I am
here In the Robin case. It appears that
TTie defendant has taken a drug. Ha can
not be stimulated. An ambulance has been
summoned and surgeons are now pumping
his stomach. The circumstances are un
avoidable." Ir. Austin Flint, Retained by Jerome,
nai called. The assistant district attorney
aKked litm what Kobln bad aald.
"He said." answered Ir. Flint, " 'I'm a
lrad man; I've taken poison tablets.' I i
found hla face fit the pupils of his
eyes dilated, his pulse 1X and feeble, lie
told me be had swallowed the poison
three-quarters of an hour previously."
Ilyescla Fatal I'olMn.
Hyoicln Is described In the text books as
an alkaloid or hehane, and In Its action a
cerebral atul spinal sedative. Cases are
lecorded In which a dose of une-twenty-flfth
of n, grain applied to the membranes
nf the eye haa produced aevere general
toxic symptoms. In large doses It Is a uan
gernus depressive of the respiration. On
Information that the prisoner could not
Possibly be arruUned the rase was post
poned lintl 1th receipts of further advices
us to Robin's condition.
llobln'a frustrated attempt today leaves
the question of Ills sanity still open. Dr.
William Mabon, for the atate, and Dr.
Austin Flint, for hla counsel, examined him
l.tnlnht and found him physically able to
appear In court today, but they did not
pass on his mental atate. Just how hta act
today will bear on that decision when It
conies does not appear.
In lh affidavit submiCed by his sister,
when ah applied for his committment to i
an asylum, she ewor he attempted auklsa j
last Saturday and gave that a one of the
evidence of hla alleged Insanity.
Thr were no further developments to-
day In connection with either the Bank
of Northern New York, or the Washington ;
halngs bank, both of which ax In the
hands of the slat banking department,
but th state department of Insurance
took ovr th affairs of th Title and
Guaranty Co., of Rochester. N. Y., and a
large force of accountants Is at work on
th ledger of th many Interwoven com
panlea wlrwh Rohln promoted.
ALL IS QUIET IN HONDURAS
Iteaurt from Teaartaalpa Says There
la No Kl of I prla
la. TKrjcciCAKPA. Honduras. Dec. .
Humors of political disturbances, real and
Impending, continue to reach tl. capital
from outside oints. hut t.o far as the gov
ernment and the public hero are aware they
hit the future holds in store is a mai
ler of doubt. Up to today, however, there
lis been no revolution in the country and
there are no signs of an uprising. Th re
have rxen no assassinations and n lailiticul
So far aa known here the g.iubcat Ta
t imha has not sailed from Puerto i ortca to
;lv battle to the steamer Hornet, reporttd
to have h.-en converted Into a revolution
Congress will meet for Its regular ses
sion on ,unilay. The preliminary organi
sation was effected last Saturdav. accord
ing to custom. Nothing out of the ordi
nary de eloped.
The city la quiet and business Is progres
sing as usual.
UnokMaltr Itropa lea).
I'HAM IM'O. C., Dec. :t . -Joeoh !
.! It-e. wi.lelv I.S..AU ,.n Hi,- r.ece tricks1
f il ls couiurv and Cannula a a book-I
leaver, dropped oead her Vday a he was'
walking along th street Heart dtaeaa la !
llv4 t have etuaed hla teat. j
'Tabor Collego Gets
I BiS Fund to Save
it from Failure:
Iowa Town Goes Wild Rejoicing Over
-' Completion of Forty Thousand
TABOR, U . eDc. Jil.-i Special Teie-
i gram.) ThlK little rltv Is the scene of
.general rejoicing with the ringing of bells
!nd blowing of horns, over the comple
tion of the Stn.wrt endowment fund fnr the
I Tabor rollre. For some time supilbrt
' era of the college, which Is fifty yearn old.
'have fared the pinbleir- of raising the
f,in1 r 'eein, the institution go to
More than thin the fund was undertaken
, for the purpose of complying with stlpil-
latlons male by Andrew CarnegJIe.
jwrereby he agree to subscribe 125.000 If
I the college tnlse S7S.(X) from other
source. At a mass metetlng held last
night the final pledges were made for the
subscription of JH.onn which was all fhat
was needed to complete the required !.
000 to save the college. H. R. flrd
pledged himself to give ll.ono. The fret of
the money was quickly pledned In smaller
amount,. All will be In the hand of the
,..,! I... a -..in ... I
coUrK l'v -""""""V ' The fund will be
'0"'Iletd.-I aler to meet Carneg1e'? offer.
Legal Meaning of
"I'll Get Your Goat'te'
Chicago Court Rules that Expression
May Be Construed at a
CHICAGO. Dec. 30 Is "I'll get your
goat" a threat as contemplated under the
Municipal Judge Heitler today held that
It might bo so construed, but he added the
"It would depend entirely on the aubject
matter of Immediate previous conversation
and the apparent state of mind of the
John J. G. Dykes, a rubber goods manu
facturer, asked Judge Reltler to atand be
tween him and John K. Corns, head of a
realty company, who. he charged, had
The men are brother-in-law. and Dykes
averred that Corns had threatened to
"knock his block off." Later It was
mutually agreed that the specific promise
of Corns was. "I'll get "your" goat," accent
on the "your."
"I've never read It In my Shakespeare,"
confessed Judge Beltler. "but pending de
cision of the courts on the actual physical
proceas of getting one'a 'goat.' I think I
will have to hold It a threat."
Mrs. Augusta Stetson's
Statement is Ignored
i in ,.''. I
.-Xe'cofniked as a Christian'
. K 4 f A rrT llarl A a A f H ti at 4"! a aa. " ' J
BOSTON. Dec. 30.-The statement of
Mrs. Augusta K. Stetson of New York
that. In her belief. -Mrs. Mary Baker Eddy,
the founder of the Christian Selene de
nomination, would mcnlfest herself after
death occasioned very little comment
among the leaders of the denomination
Alfred Farlow of the Christian Science
Publishing company said:
"I do not see any reason why I should
give attention to these various statements
concerning the 'reaurrectlon' of Mra. Eddy,
coming from persons who are not recog
nised nor representative Christian Sci
entists." Two Men and Boy
Locked in Ice Box
Masked Robber Holds Up Three Per
sons in Grocery in Kansas City
and Rifles the Till.
KANSAS CITY. Mo., Dec. SO.-After b-
Inir -nKtvsu4 IS V aa IliauV CrtVlVtAB In am a-
. .... !
Charles Forsberg, owner of the grocery; i
James Svglebauin, driver of a bake.
u a 0.1 rt a. William tlnhlnBAn It t a nM
were locked In a large refrigerator In the
rear of the store. A customer rescued the!
prisoners from their freeing eel soma I
', . , . ' "
tlm later when they were numb with
Through a glass door In the refrigerator!
th three Imprisoned victim watched the
robber aa he took the money from th
ash drawer and sweets from the candy
case. II secured about J0 and leisurely
U baa not been arrest ad.
Biggest Special Feature of the Year
Junior Birthday Book
Begins January 1st
"Whose birthday today!
During the year just closing wo have answered that
interesting questiou with information about notables
and near notables for whom it was the natal day.
During the coming year we shall auswer that same
interesting question with the names of the rising genera
tion of boys and girls who will be the future notables.
"This Is the Day We Celebrate"
Under this heading The Hee will tell what youngsters
are having birthday jinniversaries each day of the year.
Why, your youngsters and your neighbors' all the
children in Omaha old enough to go to school twenty
thousand of them.
Our 1911 Birthday Book Will Be Unique
Look for It. Every Day In The Bee
JAIL SENTENCES j
i'Olt BATHTDBMEN j
Attorneys Seeking Clemency for !
Clients Get Small Consolation j
of T)narfmnf rf Tiiafin.t 1
PLEA OF GUILTY NO OBJECT
Combination Believed Already Good
at Dissolved by Government.
COMPROMISE WELL BE REJECTED
Clients Must Each Give Five Thou
sand Dollar Bond.
DISCUSSION ASSERTED USELESS
Kenyon Maya Position of Department
of J oat lee la Already Well Knoira
Fatare Poller to, II
WASHINGTON. Dee. 90 Attorneys for
the Individuals lnriirtit m mmhr tt th
pn.caed ..mth tllD tru(lt.. for , d vlo.
latlon of the Sherman act came to the De
partment of Justice today n the Interest
of their cllenta. These, In the event of
their conviction and of the court's accept
ance of the declared policy of Attorney
Ickershum to "stand for no more
threatened with Jail sentences.
The trio of lawyers was headed by Hush
Taggart of New York and Included Wil
liam L.. Carpenter tnd Lo Hutzel of De
troit. After an hour's conference with W.
8. Kenyon, Mr. Wlckersham's assistant
and special "trust buster" to whom the
attorney general has delegated the whole
matter with power to act, the lawyers re
fused to say a word as to the purpose or
result of the conference.
To Insist I pun Jail Sentences.
It was said at the department that they
had been given no reason to believe that
the attorney general would consent to the
acceptance of a plea of guilty and the Im
position of fines lather than Imprisonment.
They were given to understand. It was sa'.d,
that Jail sentenoes would be Insisted upon
and were Informed, it la said, that their
clients would be expected In the United
States circuit court at Detroit January 4
to give $5,000 bonds each. The attorneys
for the indicted men Indicated they would
not make it necessary for the government
to star; fifty removal auits to gej the fifty
defendants together on that day. The offer
of eon-promise cald to have been tendered
was that' should the Standard Sanitary
Manufacturing company and other defend
ants In the civil action appear before Xbe
United States circuit court at Baltimore
and consent to the permanent Injunction
the government asks. If the government
would b aatisfied with fines and no Jail
sentences In the criminal action. It was
pointed out that an effectual dissolution
of the offensive combination the govern-
mt'.t charge would be effected If he !n-
t'omblant ton Dissolved.
The Department of Justice, however,
thinks the combination 1 as good aa dis
solved. .This week It learned that four
concerns In the combine sent out notices
to the trade that they wet .no longer par
ties to the alleged price-fixing agreement.
The recent dclaratlon of Attorney General
Wlekersham, following the window glass
trust case In Pittsburg, that he would In
sist on prison sentences In all futuie con
victions in anti-trust cases was the answer
to the second proposition.
Frank H- Watson, United States district
attorney at Detroit, referred tjuestlonera to
Mr. Kenyon, who declared the position of
the Department of Justice was well known
and admitted of no discussion. I
SAYS DOG CAN SPEAK GERMAN
tommlnloi of Scientists from Berlin
I ntveralty In vest IsratlnB Dtorr
BBRJJN. Dec. SO. The claim of the
gamekeeper near Hamburg that his dog
can speak German and has an understand
ing of the language sufficient to answer
questions Intelligently has been taken ao
aerlously by German scientists that Prof.
I Ifungst of Berlin university headed a com-
misaion of Investigation.
It la stated that they found the animal
nosaesBcd of a vocabulary of seven words,
ivhlch were clearly articulated. Of the
ii'iitiuci iuui "tin num. I n ' J Dfiauirt
It Is asserted that the dog understands!
i- ..a i-i 1 1 .. . i
mini la ooiti iw rum im replies io me in- I
. , . . .... ... ... "
iulrlcs of strangers within the limits of
his knowledge of the language without aid '
or suggestion from hla owner. I
Peoo Deatow Title.
TORT DO DOE, la.. Dee. SO Pope Plus
has bestowed the title of mnnslgnor upon
Rev. James Saunders of Fort Dodge, vicar
general of th Catholic see of Sioux City.
From th St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
FOR LIFE I
Councilman McGovern Near to Death
from "Last Cartridge."
ASSAILANT CRAZED BY WORK
K& press Tracer Driven Insane by Por
alt of ChrUtma Fas-eel Make
I'nnrovoWed Attempt at
Four time., o madman snapped ' a re
volver 1n tTi fn of-Ooinc11rio jrettiv-McJ
Govern In a audden and unprovoked strug
gle at the east front of the federal build
ing this afternoon. One notch at a time
the only loaded chamber In the cylinder
approached the hammer. McGovern reached
time and again for the upraised hand hold
ing the gun. Each time the hand evaded
One more pull of the trigger and a bul
let would have been fired point blank Into
McOovern's face. Then he exerted hla last
ounce of strength In overthrowing hla aa
railant. A crowd of persons who gathered when
the "locoed" man appeared In the I'nlted
States restaurant flashing a revolver,
closed in on the struggling pair on the
atepe of the federal building and held Mc
Oovern's assailant until the police arrived.
The man with the gun waa Identified by
H. A. Sampaon of the Wells Fargo Express
company aa a tracer employed by the
Omaha office of that concern.
At the police station AlcClure relapsed
Into a coniatone slate. Hla condition Is
serious, but his life Is not in danger ac
cording to the - police uui'Koona, He Is
suffering from a nervous affection.
McClure entered the restaurant at 1612
Dodge street and drew his revolver without
provocation. He was chased out of the
dining room and pusued up the street by
bystanders. At the entrance to the federal
building, McGovern grappled wiih the fugi
tive and the fight ensued. N
Cnrelenting worry through the Jays and
far Into the night of the holiday season at
Ilia tedious work of tracing loat gift pack
ages. Is held responsible for the unbal
anced condition of McClure. He Is aald to
have de'voted hla time to work with pain
ful care until he was at the point of -haurtllu:i.
McClure, ays Mr. Sampaon, his em
ployer, ha -never before shown Indications
of mental aberallon. He la unmarried and
rooms tit the company' offlcea-
BALTIMORE TRIPLE TRAGEDY
William C. Slrlekler Mardera Wife
and Daughter and Commits
BAIVTIMOrtF., Md.. Dec. William C.
Strlekler. shot and killer his wife and l!t-year-old
stepdaughter, Beulah Kile, In their
home In East Iifayette avenue this city
today. Strlekler then fired a bullet Into
hla own body. Iximestlc troubles aa
given as the cause of the tragedy. Strlekler
waa employed as a fireman In a power
Call Tyler 1000
and tell ihe cheer
ful staff your troub
les. It is wailing for you and will pre
pare your ad bo that It will get
you just about what you wish.
Everybody reads these little treas
ures. They are valuable to you
If you want a job
If jou want a servant -If
you have un Idle room
A useless article
One of these Utile ads will put
you in touch with the very one who
wishes it, no doubt.
Getting 'Em Acquainted
' 1 1 1 : a n
Saves His Prisoner
from Armed Mob
Mississippi Officer Standi Off Would
Be Lynchers with Revolver and
Lands Aooused Man in Jail.
OCLFrORT. Mls., Dec. JO. -After res
cuing his prisoner from a mob bent ' oh
lynching him, Deputy Sheriff J. M. Wil
liam arrived here today with Jesse Odom,
charged . with' murder t 'Bon', Mls's.Vand
placed him in th county Jail for safe
keeping. The prisoner bear two gunshot
wounds Inflicted by the mob before Wil
liams, assisted by other officers, dragged
him Into a building and stood off the
wouldbe lynchers with drawn revolvers.
The lynching waa attempted at Bond last
night while Williams was on his way to
the train with his prisoner. Odom'a wounds
are not serious.
Good Chance for
Supply Ship Celtic on Way to Cuba
with Million and Half in Gold
to Pay Sailors.
BOSTON'. Mas.. Dec. 30. If there are
any twentieth century Kidds or other
buccaneer scouring the Bpanlsh main with
piratical dreadnought, they will have a
chance nxt week of tackling a treasure
ship laden with gold and modem "pieces of
eight" when the I'nlted Htstea supply ship
Celtic steam Into the Caribbe m
pay off the fleet. The Celtic .. a
about tl.MO.000 of gold eagles and double
eaglea, In addition to aide of beef, bacon
and other "grub" which the tars of the
Atlantic fleet will want when they arrive
from Huropean waters. The Celtic will
land It gold and stores at Guantanamo
and It will be pay day for the fleet aa
soon as the ships arrive.
in City of New York
Firemen on Ferryboats Quit Work Be
cause of Reduction in Force and
Commuters Are Delayed.
NEW TORK. Dec. SO. New York City
experienced today Its first municipal strike
when th firemen on the city' ferry boat,
which play between Manhattan and South
Brooklyn, and Staten Island went on
I atrlk. because the municipal government
reduced the number of firemen on each
! boat' from aeven to six In order to cut
down expenses. Hundreds of comcutera on
l Staten Island were unable to reach Man-
liattan. except by making a wide detour
Into New Jersey. Th city officials have
hired l'X) longshoremen to take th places
of the strikers.
Seventy-Four Vessels Lost,
but Only Fifty-Three Drowned
WASHINGTON, Inc. .-Out of a total
of 6M persuns Involved in 1.46J disasters
to vessels of all classes within the hlatory
of tht United Stales life saving service
inly fifty-three llm were lot and only
teventy-lour eesaels were completely de
stru;tii. according to the annual report of
'1. K.mball, general superintendent of
the service, f...r Hie fiscal year wlucn ended
June M lost.
The greatest number of casualties re-loit-U
Mere In connection with craft wltli
o H u euments, such an-sailboats, launches
and I o boats, 1.140 accident having oc
curred to such craft with S.013 persons
aboard and a total of fourteen lives hav
ing been lost. Theie were 3.t4& persons
aboard 117 documented vessels reported In
ditr'; by keepers of live saving stations
lid the total number lust a thlrty-nlue.
TIME OF HEARING WASTED
Testimony in Donahue Case May All
Be Thrown Out.
MULLEN GETS ON HIS HIGH HORSE
Attoraer General Insist on Havtna;
Sick Man Brought Into Coart, and
Alao that All Wltneeaee
Referee Evans, who Is hearing the Don
ahue bdsrW." Case, ' Iia-S-lndlcated ' OVe' ftke
llhood of, the court" exclusion of the
greater part of the testimony so far of
fered In support of the charge. If he shall
rule, when the hearing la ended, that the
case shall be confined to the scope of"the
complaint against the Omaha chief of po
lice, then almost all of the testimony
taken will b excluded. This matter was
argued extenalvely before the referee yes
terday. Attorney General Mullen contend
ing that It was not required that the state
prove the specif lo acts of negligence
charged against the chief, but that if It
were established that he were guilty ot
negligence at any time It was sufficient
for the purposes of the complaint. Attor-
ey Connell contends that the action la In
the nature of a criminal proceeding, and
that It I necessary for the prosecution to
establish beyond question the specific acts
of negligence complained of.
As many times aa Mr. Connell made his
formal objections. Referee Evans stated
plainly that all such testimony as has
been and Is objected to by Mr. Connell
shall be thrown out If the ruling, which
will be made at the conclusion of the hear
ing, sustains the contention of the de.
Mullen After Mrk Man.
Attorney General Mullen wound up hi
day In court by Insisting that a witness
who Is known to be sick be brought Into
court, by force If need be. No amount of
assurance on the part of reputable men,
one of them the bailiff of the court, couid
satisfy Mr. Mullen that the witness he
deelres Is not able to come Into court. He
demands a bench warrant for the missing
Friday afternoon Mr. Mullen placed on
the witness stand D. I.. Totter, who said
ha witnessed Illegal liquor sales In a saloon
last summer. 11. C. Johnson, who said
he visited the red-light" dlatrlct with
Frank Erdman last spring, and with II. T.
Braes and others this fall, and purchased
liquor which waa Bold Illegally.' Rev. J.
M. Keyea of Herman, Neb., aald that while
In Omaha to attend an Epworth league
meeting last November, he accompanied
H. C. Johnson on a tour of the chop suey
restaurants to secure evidence of Illegal
rales, which he said he found; and K. II.
Andrews, who said he made several trlpi
through the resort district In search of
evidence of IlleKal selling, said he found It
Floyd Fllnn, formerly a chauffeur foi
the police department, placed on Ihe stan '
by the state, swore that he saw many
drunken men on the streets In the resort
(Continued on Second Page.)
Of the 1.4C3 vessels of all kinds which met
with accidents, th- life savers rendered as
sistance to 1.407, valued with their cargoes
at &io.1T.23i. Other s tccor rendered by the
lite saving service Included the rescue of
117 pei son from drowning, surgical aid t.i
Ixly persjiin suffering from gunshot
wound, broken limbs or brulnc, and the
lecovery of liio bodies of pei-nona who had
met death by Jumping or falling from piers
and Yrldge. breaking through the Ice or
In other was. Nine of this number were
The net expenditure' for maintaining- the
tervlce for Ihe year were l.',iM.J:s.6i. The
enactment of the bill passed at the last
scs-lou of congress by the senate providing
retirement pay lor members of the life
saving service and others of the field serv
ice Incapacitated for duty Is urged In the
OMAHA HOLDS ITS
Wonderful Feast for Trayeling Men
is Attended by Eleven Hun
HOST DEAFENS WITH ITS SONG
Bigrgest Banquet in Attendance City
Has Ever Known.
WALTER MOODY MAKES SPEECH
Manager of Great Chicago Organisa-
tion Talks to Throng.
EDGAR ALLEN IS T0ASTMASTER
While Battalion of Walter nerve
Colossal Repast Throns hakea .
Andltorlom with I.nsty
Cheer and Jons.
Eleven hundred and two men sat rimer.
to the wonderful feast ltendeied by the
Omaha Commercial club to the traveling
men at the Auditorium last night. It waa
the most prodigious affair the city has
For In physical else alone th dinner was
the biggest ever held In Omaha. More
people may have been fed at soma barbe
cue or other held in the vicinity of Omaha,
but never befoie In the history of this olty
did one thousand one hundred and two
men dine together under one loof.
In what tlx? musical critics call "tonal
mass" last night's dinner surpassed the
crash of brass band playing the great
climax of "Gottrrdamerung." When the
eleven hundred sang, the trusses of th
Auditorium roof quivered In deep sympa
thetic diapason; when th hundreda
laughed It was like the Olympian roar of
Zeus mirth which the ancients deemed the . .
thunder; when they cheered the mighty
building shook to Its foundation.
As th eleven hundred and two entered
the main floor of the Auditorium they
were first "lolled In a barrel." Emerging
fiom this plight, the hogshead, by th way,
being In fittingly heroic proportion, they
beheld the long reaches of the Auditorium
filled with tables which stretched north
and south, row on row on row.
At the south end and at right angles
sat a higher, longer table. Built high
enough to look like an exaggerated bar of
Justice, the front ot this table seemed In
physical harmony, but aa to length and
height with the enormoua proportions of j
th reat of the dinner. Everything waa
measured on such a scale.
The eleven hundred aeated themselves
and ate twenty-five gallons ot oysters
swimming in thirty-five gallons of oyster ,, '
cocktail dressing. The eleven hundred were
being waited on by 136 waiter, the re
hearsal of whom In the afternoon looked . ,
at first like a convention of th Afio--Amerlcan
church. Seven head waiters dl-
Oneat Honor Kdsar Allea.
When the eleven hundred had got down
to the consumption of fifteen hundred
stuffed eggs and ten thousand sandwiches
the first song of the evening came. ; It
was In honor of Edgar Allen, president of
the Commercial club. It ran:
Has anybody her seen Allen?
Allen with his "A-B-CT"
Haa anybody her seen Alltn,
Allen with his "A-H-C?"
He tried to leatn th alphabet.
Hut has not learned four letters yet.
Has anybody here sesn Allen,
Allen wltn his "A-B-CV"
After which the diner, . eleven hundred
of them, fell to and ate up fifteen hundred
Nesslerode puddings, smoked one thousand
cigarettes soma did not get any of the
nor wished them and Immediately After
ward the smoke aros to heaven from
eleven hundred and two cigars. Bo far aa
could be seen through th has every man
After this President Allen Introduced the
speaker of the evening, Walter Moody of
Chicago, who 1 general manager of the
Chamber of Commerce of Chicago, th
.argest commercial organisation In th
Moodr tiet Ureetlagt.
Mr. Moody was greeted with the "Ain't
got no style, style all thn while," song and
then under Clement Chase's yell-master
leadership the Commercial club yell spilt
the smoky air. It runs:
Hoost! boost! Boost!
Who shall? We shall,
Club t'lub club,
Other aongs and other yells further
deafened guests and ahattered ear drums
during the courae of th evening.
The parody of the best known song In
Madame ".Sherry" made a big hit. It was
sung aa follow:
Kery little business haa a booster of Us
All It sterling qualities too gladly will be
But every good word you can say for this
Will bring you a part of it renown.
And buaiiieaa you never could pull down
liy efforts all alone.
The dinner wa not merely a physically
large affair. It was Immense In a mental
way. Though quantitative measures can
not be applied to things of mental nature,
it may be said that the amount of Omaha
enthusiasm engendered among the gueKtu
of honor by the dinner is unparalleled In
ihe history of Omaha or any other western
lty. Kxpreshlons proving tilts fell from
(he lips of every traveling man present
and out of the eleven hundred and two
full-.- nine hundred were knight of tho
Mr. .Moody's Address.
II:. Moody In his uddress sope In part
Mr. President, fellow commercial m
jasnadors and citizens of Omaha: 1 would
like to take the stand tins evening, aa a
young man cominK from tli thick of hai
Jn for succeHH who leaves the battlefield
Ji.St for a few moments to talk with iu
oomrades lo strlko the keynote of aucrets
.a the relatlonnhlp of the traveling mail
inward his city. -To those In the audience
ft ho have Die dinting ulshi u privilege of
jclni; it' lively Identified cult in greatest
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man ship the kenote ot success is "boost.
boort, boost for winar.a."
1 deslie to einphaHme some things about
Ciralia that every Omaha traveling man
Twelve miles of loaded freight cars enter
and leave Omaha each diy.
Omaha is a great railway center. I.lka
Chicago, that is the secret of its resources
and posalbhlty for expansion. The growth,
advancement and permanency of a city Is
told in Its iali transportation facilities.
1 he railway uialutlon nf Omaha totals
about lo WO. There as In Omaha nfflelaU
and employes of great and little transar'.a
ti'.n lines In one capacity and another of
on. aha is a great pat-senger route to all
points In the l ulled i-itates One hundred
and thirty possenger train bring In or
cany away people from onaha each dev.
Omaha Is tuu third primary 11 vo slock
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