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The Omaha Daily Bee
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VOL. XL I NO. 1G9.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MORNING. JANlAKY 1,
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Greece, Servia and Montenegro Are
Watching Movements of Bul
DANEFF TALKS WITH RECHAND
Indications that Bulgaria Seeks Its
TURKEY'S MOVE EXPLAINED
Will Leave All Questions But One
to the Powers.
4DRIAN0PLE IS RESERVED
4tiltnu Will Ilrfime to Ulacnna
Fnturc of Thin. Vllnyrt with
thr Alllr or' An)' Other
LONDON, Dec. "31. Incitement Is patents granted. Including re-Issues and
growing among the Ualkati allies, whose derlgns; and 4,633 trade marks. 62G labels,
union, although maintained in all olfl-1 and 268 prints were registered during the
clal manllVstattons, Is In reality threat- j last fiscal year. The number of patents
encd with disintegration. 1 that, expired was 19,634. The number of
The belief is entertained that Bulgaria, allowed applications which were by
through her representatives in the pi en- ' operation of law forfeited for non-pay-eht
peace conferences here. Is working ) rnent of the final fees was 6,970. The
chiefly for Its own advantage. Accord-) number of applications for mechanical
Ingly. the series of conversations, between . patents shows an increase of 4.0S2 over
P.echad Pasha, head ot the Ottoman dele- ths previous fiscal year, or 6.26 per cent,
Katlon, and Dr. Daneff, leader of the I an Increase for the ten years since 1903
Bulgarian envoys, nro watched suspl-T of 40-W Per cent
Turkey' Terms, Explained.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Dec. Sl.-The In
stiuctlOhB which were sent to Rechad
Pasha to be presented at yesterday's ses
sion of the peace conference In London,
and which the head of the Ottoman 'dele
gates reported were In part undecipher
able, were to propose the submission of
nil matters at Issue between Turkey and
thc Balkan stales to tin decision of- the ,
powers with the exception of the qucs-.
tlon of tho future possession of Adrlanop- j
lis vilayet. i
Tho official view Is tlujt tills proposal
ot the porte affords the most practical,
nnd at the same- thnu the most expe- j
dltluus, njeaiiH of reaching h solution of I
Sn far as
'at on Ailrlniioplc.
the Adrlanopolls vilayet j
the Turkish government
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unreservedly !n"tM hands of tlVe poWs
for the settlement of all matters affecting !
the political organiratlon of Albania nnd ;
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Wnrfktsh contention is that tho
powers in, any case must eventually u-
'pcrvlse whatever arra,njgement .Is. made,,
nnd tho conflicting Interests of the allies
'is calculated to caiisc Indefinite delays'
and possible disagreements. Therefore,
.the project of placing tho case Immedi
ately In the hands of the powers Is likely
'to put an end more quickly to the
present equivocal situation.
EVIDENCE IN EDDIE TRIAL -IS
LOS ANOliLES, Dec. 31. A sensation
wns sprung today In the superior court
at the trial ot Guy Eddie, suspended city
prosecutor, charged with an offense
ugalnst Mrs. Alice Phelps, whun Earl
Itogcrs, hi chief counsel, declared that
the peepholes In Eddie's .door had been
enlarged since yesterday afternoon. It
was through thesu holes that officers
tustlfled they obtained evidence against
Eddie whtoh led to his arrest.
Rogers asserted that tho holes hod been
enlarged since 4' o'clock yesterday, nt
which time testimony, hod been offered
In court to the effect that Just beto.-e
his arrest Eddie was In such a part of
his office tt.Ut he could not have been
seen through the peepholes. Rogers atd
the holes had been enlarged to nearly
twice their former sizes.
Judge Woods ordered an Immediate In
quiry nnd excused the Jury.
FARMER NEARLY KILLED
BY DYNAMITE EXPLOSION
MITCHELL, 8. D., Deo. 31. (Special.)
Ogee Johnson, residing near Wesslngton,
had a narrow escape with his life while
trying tu blast a rock on his farm. After
Placing a big charge of dynamite be-!
lieath the rock Johnson and his hired man
retired a short distance, supposing them
relvea to be out ot danger. The rock was
shattered into thousands of pieces and
floy In every direction. One piece struck
Mr. Johnson In the eye and knocked him
from the wagon. After being taken to
the house a physician dressed the wound.
Ope eye was destroyed enjlrelyandj. the
flesh was crushed to a pulp, while the
nose was broken and badly disfigured.
GENERAL JONES DELIVERS
MESSAGE TO GOVERNOR
VLBANT, N. T Dec. 31, The "mes.
tie" which the suffragette pilgrims car
Ad on foot from New York to Albany
(as placed In Governor-elect Sulzer's
I nds by "General" Rosalie Gardiner
ines this afternoon.
I liu Mv.rnnr n Haling. lArt thm thnt
would co-operate with them In secur-
ng equal suffrage.
For Nebraska Fair; warmer.
For Iowa Fair; slightly cooler.
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Report of Patent
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3l.-Tho market!
prosperity of the country is reflected In
the m-elpt of the United States patent
office from fees for applications, accord
ing to Kit ward II. Muorc, commit sloner
of patents. In his ahnual report today to
the- secretary of the Interior. The total
receipts of the office for the year end
Ink 4unc SO were J2,004.OX, compared
with J1.9S7.778 for the previous fiscal year.
The total expenditures were $2,023,912, nnd
the net surplus of receipts over expendi
tures was JW?,H7. The grand total of net
surplus over all expenditures Is now
Figures presented by Commissioner
Moore Indicate that the volume of busi
ness of the patent office has materially
Increased In the last fiscal year. The
number of applications for patents for
Inventions aggregated G9.236, against
65,134 for the fiscal year ended June SO,
1911. The total number of applications
for Inventions for designs, for rc-lssue of
patents, registration of trade marks,
labels, prints, disclaimers to patents anil
appeals was 81,439, compared with 76.5S.1
1 for the fiscal year of 1911.
The report shows there were 33,539
Two Men Charged
With Murder of an
INDIANAPOLIS. Dec. 3t.-Dr. William
U. Craig and A. M. Ragsdale were ln-
dieted today by the Marlon county grand
Jury In connection with the Investigation
of the murder of Dr. Helen Knabo on
0i:tober a- 19U'
Craig, who Is president of a veterinary
eollegh and-prominent, Is Indicted as. a
principal, nnd Ragsdulo as an accessory
after the fact. Craig's wife died a few
Ragsdale, who was an administrator ot
the Knabe estate, did not enter the case
unt" u short time ago. when ho was or-
dered to produce a mIIU kimono which Dr.
Knabe was known to have worn when an-
swerlng professional calls nt her. door
,a,tc at, n,ftnt; ,A ' lamination
ot n p'ec of ",'k, lfrom- J 1,0 '!" ' ",
earment jthoed it had been stained w h
human blood ond pad bepn waHhed with
strong chemical solution, according to
That Dr. Kltabe and Dr. Crnlg hud been
friendly and that Dr. Craig had given
her a placed as licturcr In. the veterinary
college wu8 stated In the report of the de
tective agency which' worked up the case.
It wan declared the two lmd had a vio
lent quarrel on the Sunday precetllnt the
murder of the wonufn on Tuesday.
Numerous autoinobllo rides by tho couplo
are also mentioned in the report.
The Indictment Is the work of several
women In Indianapolis, who raised W.&OO
as a( reward for the conviction of the
murderer. This action was taken after
the police had declared Dr. Kna.be met
death by her own hand.
Former President of
at Ellis Island
NEW TORIC, Dec. 3t.-Clprlana Castro,
ex-presldent of Venezuela, seeking en
trance to this country after a long
residence abroad, was - taken off the
steamship La TouraJnn at Quarantine to
day and removed to Ellis Island pending
a decision whether he will be allowed to
enter the United States.
Oastro Is traveling under an assumed
name ot Ruiz, but was easily Identified
by the officials. They were accom
panied by an interpreter, and on board
ing La Touralno Immediately held a con
ference with the captain. He directed
them to Castro's state room, where they
presuted their credentials and explained
that they had orders from the govern
ment to take him to Ellis Island.
"If those aro tho laws of your- country,
I must comply," was Castro's only com
ment. His baggage was hastily gathered and
he was taken on board the government
boat Immigrant, which started Immedi
ately for Ellis Island. Castro was dressed
In a dark suit and t fur-lined overcoat
and wore a high silk hat. He carried a
gold-headed cane. Ills skin was sallow,
but he appeared In good health.
Programs are being sent out for the
fourth annual convention of the'MUl
Wet Implement Dealers' association,
which begins a fouf-duy session In the
Auditorium next Tuesday evening.
The Implement dealers have arranged
one of the largest exhibitions they havo
ever had for this convention. Most of the
floor space In the big hall has been as
signed and booths filled wtlh the latest
novelties In Implements. will on exhibition
Various perplexing problems confronting
Implement men will be discussed by
speakers who are experts In their line and
for a special cducatlonaPfeature of the
convention a question box will be In
stalled, Into which members may put
their questions to be opened and dis
cussed during the sessions. Cost educa
tion -and the advantage of leaders' loral
clubs, what the jobber and retailer, the
manufacturer and Jobber can do to tin
prove the Implement business will be
topics handled by competent speakers.
Other questions directly Interesting to
Implement men will be offered by experts.
reception at the Commercial club will
be ilven the visitors the opening nlfttt.
ON SPECIAL TRAIN
Thirty-Three Officials of Ironwork
ers Union Leave Indianapolis
Under Heavy Guard.
WILL ARRIVE NEW YEAR'S DAY
Vandalia and Missouri Pacific Rail
roads Are Used.
ATTORNEYS FILE PETITIONS
Judge Takes Plea for Release on
Bonds Under Advisement.
APPEAL TO THE CIRCUIT COURT
Application I Presented to .Indue
Scninnn In Chlouiro by Attorney
Znllnc Will llmr It Than-
dn- In liulliinnpulls.
INDIANAPOLIS. Dec. 21.-A special
train carrying tho thirty-three labor
union officials to Leavenworth. Kan..
left Indianapolis at 12:10 today over tlx I
IAl.nvll.A nla rllrnrw1 '
Fifty guards were sworn in to accom
pany the train. The train was to" go over
the Vandalia to St. Louis, where It was
expected to arrive at 10 o'clock tonight
and be transferred to the Missouri Pa
cific. The prisoners left the county Jail at 12
o'clock. Just before they emerged thsy,
Joined In loud cheering. Ed Lewis, San
Francisco, member of lie executive
board of the ironworkers union, and .1. B.
McCloy, acting secretary of tho union,
who sro the only officials of tho Inter
national union out of Jail, were present
to see the train off.
As the prisoners left the county Jail.
McClory and LewJs tried to shako hands
with Frank fl. .liypn. president' of the
union, but wiv prevented by tho guard.
Strung along the ndawnlk were wives i
and friends of the convicted men. The
husbands lifted their hats to their wives
and told them to bo of good cheer, nnd
to wait patiently the expiration of their
terms. The women cried uninterruptedly.
As the line of prisoners poured uloii
the wnll of the county Jail, prisoners
broke out In shouts of farewell that could
be heard on the sidewalk.
The crowds that watched the nielan
choly procession wero quiet. TIiobo who
(Continued on Page Four.)
as General Manager
of Orient Railroad
KANSAS CITY, Md., Doc. SL-lCdwarfl
Dickinson hah ht-cn deposed as general
manager of tho Kantian City, Mexico '&
Orlelit railway nnd M. J, Kuclly, for
merly a division -superintendent for the
Chicago, Itock Island & Pacific railroad,
named In his p!acS according to an an-,
nouncement from tho railway htadquar
ters hern today. The resignation of Fred
erick Mcrtsclielmer as superintendent of
motive power also was announced.
Disagreement among the various re
ceivers who have had the railway com
pany In charge for several months Is
Raid to havo brought about the shakeup.
Counting the receivers appointed for; the
subsidiary companies and those .named' In
different states, eleven receivers have
charge of the Orient company's affairs.
Thcro arc three for Kansas and Okla
homa, two for Texas, two for Mexico, one
i&ch for the Kansub City Outer Ilelt Rail
way company and the Townslte company
two for the International and Union Con
struction company, the last named con
cerns betng'siibsldlartes of the Orient.
'It was stated that Mr. Dickinson re
tains tho place of Vice president but has
merely a "thinking part" In the affairs
of the road.
Railroad Officials .
Arrested on Charge
HRIDGEPORT. Conn.. Dec. 31.-VU-J
Preslilont Henry J. Horn, General Man
ager Uenjamln R. Pollock nnd Division
Superintendent Charles N. Woodward of
the Now York, New Haven & Hartford
raljjpad were arrested on bench war
rants hern this afternoon, charged with
manslaughter In connection with the
wrecjfr-of tho Hpringfleld express at West
port on October 2,f In which seven .per
sons were killed.
INDIANAPOLIS. Dec. 31,-Carl Gross,
a brakeman, and several others, Includ
ing, It was Intimated, some high officials
of tho railroad, were charged with man
slaughter In Indictments found against
them today by tho Marlon county grand
Jury. Which held them responsible for the
Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton wreck at
Irvington November 13, In which six
teen persons were killed. Gross, who was
head brakeman ot the freight train with
which the passenger collided, suffered a
broken leg In the accident and Is still In
ATTORNEY SUES FOR FEES
IN CASE WHICH IS SETTLED
Trial of Tiyron G. Burbank's suit against
Mrs. Lena Click for WO for services as
an attorney were begun before Judge
Sears. Burbank was employed by Mrs.
Gllck when her husband was killed while
working oh construction of the Woddmen
of the World building. He attended tho
coroner's Inquest and negotiated with thr
employers of the man for a settlement.
After he obtained a $3,000 offer of settle
ment be was discharged. Another attor
ney was employed who finally accom
plished a settlement for 13,(00. Burbank
asked a SViO ree and .Mrs, Gllck refused It.
W, W. Slabaugh. II. K. Rose, A. W.
Jerreris and other attorneys were on the
witness stand on behalf of Uurbank. They
gave various estimates of the value of an
attorney's services, but all seemed to
think Burbank entitled tq KM) If lie did
mott of the work of procuring the settle
mnmiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiH t jr m i t in ut i -u i s i u. i a n m t.
STEPHENS FORPUBLIC CHOICE
Congressman Writes Favoring Pri
maries for Postmasters.
BURDEN OFF REPRESENTATIVE
Letter Xcut to I'rlrml In Central
City llrclnrm In Fnvor of Choice
ut Hz II. nlsliop for Office
(Frotn a Staff CorrcsiKindont.)
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3l.-(Specai, Tole
gram,) Representative Pan, Stephens to
day made public a totter to"?a friend In
Ccnttal City. Nobudicivtlne.Jn no un-
efertalh" terms thkt hif would recommend
fo'f aptItithiehlJt4."iJlio pdstmoiitprshlji at
that place ISSH.' lilshop; whin the .pres
ent Inctrmbttit'u term had expired, for
the reason that lilshop lmd received 2S?
votes In a total of SIS ovten, with flvo
candidates running In a postotflce pri
mary held oi December 21.
In hfs' le'tter to tltn friend above men
tioned Mr. Stephens says that there Is
no valid argument nRiilnfel the people's
rulo for the people learn b doing. Ho ad
mits the .people make mistakes, but they
have the, rlgllt to; because they pay for
them and , through their mistakes they
Mr. Stephens would undoubtedly like
to have oostofflcc primaries In every
county In his district. for In tho course
of his t.EJoo-word letter to his Central
City frleid he says:,.
Where Mhoe Plnehes.
"ThU thankless Job ot recommending
candidates for postmasters la not part of
tho constitutional duty .qf a congress
man, and has. been placed upon hlin by
ithn executive tllrough force of corcum
1 stances, because tho president could never
have personal knowledge or tne merits
' "It has grown to bo such a burden on
congressmen, tho country over, as to
seriously Interfere with the legitimate,
duties of his office as n legislator. On
presidential years practically half or more
of his time Is lukon up with this question
ot ascertaining the merits of cnndldated
and giving everyone, a fair and Impartial
hearing and after ho 1ms done his best
to recommend the best men for the plages,
he finds the discontent with his selections
If almost universal, and at tho n'oxt
election his success or fnllure to win a
re-election depends upon the manner of
hnudllng recommendations of candidates
for postofflres. rather than upon his suc
cess as a legislator.
car. bo wiped out com-
pletely by the president ordering the peo
ple to ohoose their postmasters at prop
erly ronsiltuted prl.nurles, nnd thereby
get his authority for appointing post
musters directly from the inioplc Instead
of taking the endorsements of congress,
men. This would be fair to the people
ana fair to tho " congivtsnieu, who are
rent In twain as a result of acting an a
buffer between the pi evident and tho
"Thero Is no offl"o In the scheme of
our government that comes closer to the
peoplo than do postmasters. Every nor-
inal person does business with hlni. We
elect practically every othnr local officer,
and would start a rcbclllofi If an attempt
was made to Jake this iovrr away from
"Yet we permit John Doe, who has
been actlvo In. politics, to pass out tho
postofflce. because tlit president must
depend upon someone's reoommendatlon,
slnco the people have nothing to say
"Tlje absurdity of the people permitting
any one man or set of men Who hapten
to be temporarily In power to pick their
postmasters or any other officers for
them Is apparent as soon as the ques
tion Is examined closely. eYt It Is also
generally conceded that democrats are
entitled to the appointive offices under
the Incoming administration, und the rule
of the people need 'not Interfere with
that The democratic local committee can
be directed to receive filing as candi
dates only from men who are well and
generally known a democrats, but at the
primary all patrons of the office should
(Continued on Page Two.)
gJPjjecordSome Prosp ect
WiU Try to to Flash
WASHINGTON, Dec. 31.-The Nrty
department's great now wireless tower
near Arlington., Vo., has succeeded In
catching tho time signal from tho Eiffel
tower in Paris, a distance of Jle.(f rjj" 3,000
rrtllea, according to Information given out
at tho navy department here today. Tho
fuel bocame known In connection with
the plans (hat are belntf ' made to at
tempt tq reach the Eiffel lower and other
stations throughout tho world nt midnight
tonight to flash a .'?,TpW1,I'''1 oreotlng-"'
;NaV" departmeiit'pfflclals are lopcfpl
iHatj thet Arllnglpit tower h flash a
message's to th,e JJIffct lower tonjght, lo
calise the Ame'rfean tower operates n
"high power station." Tho Frencli sta
tldn has bqen notified to watoh for tho
New Tear .signal.
The feat ot the Arlington tower s the
greatest since Its erection. Wireless rec
ords aroJ und'oubledijt .held .by the Cllff
den (Ireland) station, with which Mar
oont exchanged signals at a distance ot
nearly 6,000 miles,
In ciise the stations In Ireland or franco'
secure the mensaKc,, the wireless greeting
probably will go well on Its way around
the globe, following the wireless route
along the Mediterranean nnd the Suez
Hill Will Transfer
' to;His St. Paul Bank
ST, PAUL, Dec. Sl.-Coipcldent with
tho announcement today that 'James J.
Hill had paid S.OOO,000 Into tho First Na
tional bank, that its cupltal had been In
creafced to ft.coj.ouo and U surplus to
$2,000,000, a report was current that rail
road accounts totaling many millions of
dollars, heretofore carried In Chicago
and Now York, will be transferred to St.
Paul. The bank's capital formerly was
1.0O,000 and Its surplus 11,000,000. Darius
Miller, president of the Chicago, Burling
ton & Qulncy rond, wns elected today a
director of tie bank, and It Is said addi
tions to .the directorate will be made at
Its meeting January 14.
W. B. Dean, president of the Second
National bank; Walter Butler of Butler
Drop., and Albert N, Bono also were
elected directors. The late Frank P.
Shepurd. I). C. Shepard. E. II. Cutler
R(l n. E. Thompson are the old directors
The Second National bunk will be
ineiged with the First National Monday
Mi:. Hitchcock Will
Mail First Parcels
WASHINGTON. Dec. SI. The first
package to be mailed under the pnWlxlons
of the new purcvls poat system will bo
deposited Immediately after midnight to
night by Postmaster General Hitchcock.
Suiroundod by officials of the department
und by members of the board which hits
hud rhurgn of the work of preparation,
Mr. Hitchcock will help to Inaugurate the
new service with a touch of official for.
While 60.000 postofflces . will beconi
nations for the receipt of thousands of
packages of mull matter the great major
Ity of them will be open only a few hour
because of the New Year holiday regu
lations. Officials of the department liopo that
the Increase or package business will
therefore be gradual and that the, postal
system will be able to adapt Itself to the
demands of the new service before the
'nd of the week.
Killed nt -roslnc.
8 1 II LEY, la., Deo. 30. -Peter Bloom, an
aged and respected citizen of this place,
was struck and Inatanllv 1.11 1.1 i,u
I Rock Island train at a street crossing
this afternoon. '
IljTERURBAN TO LINCOLN
Omaha, Lincoln & Beatrice Ready
to Begin Work.
OWNERS HAVE PROJECT IN HAND
AaU Rnllivny 'ommUlnn Alttit
' lat'onnre of Honda nnd Say Cnn
atructlon Crimpnny la Willi-
Insr to Go Ahrnil,
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
' "TjInPOLN, Neb., Dec. 31,' (Hpuclul Tel
egram.) The move on the part of tho
Sharp Interest toward th building of
nn Ijitcriirbiin llije from Uneoln,ta,Oi)iahn.
has.Jnid the effect of awakening tho of
flclriln.' ot Lnc6ln as far da Bethany, and
a rqdd graded celr to, Qnmhn. . ,
Today Harvey Hupser of Ohio principal
owner of tho road ylth 8. W.. Lndd of
Detroit." called on the 'railway, commis
sion' und talked tho: matter of Issuing
3,1UO,OCO in storks and bonds for tho pur
posa'of continuing the Hen to Oinahn,
The owners say that a construction
company will tako over the bonds and
begin construction of tho rond as soon
k,of Deputy Warden
Made by Convict
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Dec. 31.-(Hpeclal Telegram.)
1-ABt Sunday afternoon nt the, close ot
church' services at tho pentcntlary, while
Deputy Warden II. R. Anthes wan taking
a crowd of visitors over to the prison.
Jaqk E. Martin,, a convict, sent up from
Ord, drew a knife and attempted the life
of the drputy. Anthes got out of his
way and Martin then started after Guard
Stephens, "He. was disarmed, however,
before he could do any damage and, ppw
Is spending his tlmo In the "holo,"
Warden Melock aald tho matter was not
at any time serious as Martin was over
powered by tho guards standing near be
fore he had hardly made a move. Martin
wus sent up for burglary and hod nearly
completed a nine-year sentorjeo.. Ho Jiad
frequently shown a vicious nature and for
that reason had been closely watched.
Bill Will Go Before
Tie" Nebraska. Employers' Liability and
Workmen's Compensation commission
hneld a final session la the city hall
yesterduy with all members but one In
attendance. The bill embodied In the
preliminary report as tho majority recom.
niendatlon ' was perfected with modifica
tions along lines suggested by the nubile
hearings and will be sent to the gov
ernor as the conclusions of the majority
members, while tho minority membem
havo reserved the privilege of submitting
n xeparate bill. The division among the
commlrslon -membership turns on direct
liability und general application of tht
law to ul employers and employes as
fgulnst a limited bill Incudlng only those
who elect to come under It, coupled with
a state Insurance measure.
FELT0N ELECTED HEAD OF
PERE MARQUETTE LINE
NEW YORK, Dec, Sl.-The election ot
Samuel M. Felton. president of tho Chi
cago Great Western Railway company,
to the presidency of tho Pero Marquette
railway was announced today.
FORMER BEATRICE WOMAN
DIES IN LOS ANGELES
LOS ANOELES, Cal., Dec, 3L-(Speclal
Telegram ) Mrs, Lucy C Colt, a former
resident of Beatrice, Neb , died suddenly
MOVES FAST IN TRE
Giant Strides Are Made in Many
Lines of Endeavor During
! BANKS MAKE FINE SHOWING
Jobbing Trade Shows a Gain of Over
ACTIVITY IN REAL ESTATE
Smelter Output Makes an Increase
of Nearly Four Million.
GRAIN .MARKET IS STRONG
Ailrnnrr Hhonn In thr Klftnrrw
lloth Ilr?elit nnd Hhlpmrnt
Itet'rtpta of Cnttlc About
Only I. iixi Mhovrn.
rtorr ontpntrl87,673,48a 9304,990,336
Jobblnir trade... 189,00113 14S.033.608
Jink cltarinai, . 860,781,557
l.V rianalta S9.3S4.783
Ksaltr transfers 17,345,374
Building permits 4,046,764
Bmelter output.. 30,799,334
Faoklnr h o n e
I nntnnt 104.R04.7S4
toss in iROtorr output aue inwmj
to dtoreks In cattle killing at South
bushel 51,534,600 40,636,300
bushels 43,333,300 33.6W.000
I.IVK STOCK RF.t'EIPT.X.
Cattle 1,010,796 1,174,360
Hogs 8,887,373 3,363,800
Sheep 3,977,670 3,977,803
Tho country's gonerol prosperity is re
flected and magnified through the actual
figures on Omah'a'ii books for the your
Just brought to a Imppy end.
An analysis of the figures of Omaha
imatncis. while showing decrease, re-
vealu an egregious, ' steady growth, nnd
dlsplajs nothing td Indicate that the nd
vaneo Is what could br called merely a
"hectic flush" of success.
In-concise form, tho amount of business
tho city has accomplished during the
year 1912 l shown In theso remarkable
The Jobbing business Jumped from
H3,000,OOi) to 159,0(X,000.
The gain In banlt clcarlngH amounted
Bkhlt deposits Increased D,S31.r05.
Tbp increase In the valuo of ro! estate
transferred over tho value of that which
chahged hands In 1H angregatca S,105,349.
More than fl.00a.il00 gain I made lq the
total output of the smelting plant.
Nearly 6,000,000 more bushels, (of jKra'a
wero received tlnfn Ih 1911, 'and'1 neatly
10,0.10,000 bushels more were shipped.
T)ie packing busthess Is about the only
InstanOo of a,, decif ase In tho prodUctlvo
slde .pf Omaha's books, due entirely to
shortage of cattle. The rocclpts of cattlo
fijr slaughter at tho yards fell off more
thap ltn.OOO head. Tho numoer of sheep
received fell only W head behind 1911
while the hog receipts Increased 621,073
head over tho previous year.
During the year also there wero es-
tdbllshed thirty-one . now Industries
which employed In the beginning 414 per
sons, "The capitalization of these firms is
And moro Important than all these dol
lars und cents figures aro those from the
city health department, which show that
the municipality hns been providentially
helped, There were nearly 300 fewer
deaths during the year Just closed than
In 1911, whllo the postofflce census shown
an Increase of nearly 12,000 Inhabitants.
There wero nearly 3,000 births recorded
during the year, un Increase qf about
1,000 over tho preceding' year.
And so, even to those Items which do
not especially show thrift and energy on
tho part of Its cttlxenshlp, Omaha In tho
yenr Just ended hns been wonderfully
May Try to Impeach
CHICAGO, Dec. 31. Impeachment pro
ceedings against Mayor Harrison and
Chief of Police McWeeney were
threatened today by th erefoVmcrs, wio
claimed they wero "snubbed" yesterday
In their effort to reach tho former with
a protest against, alleged Illegal Now
Year's evo privileges, A committee Is to
bo appointed to consider legal action
against the public officials.
Tonlght'B revelry will be under tho
watchful eyes of Investigators for the
Antl-Haloon league und the Chicago Law
and Order league. On the happenings
Which take place between 1 o'clock and 3
o'clock in the morning will depend the
action to b taken against Mayor Har
rison and Chief of Police McWeeney,
Read the want ads today
and let your Imagination
build human Interest stories
Nothing )s dry about these
want ads --they make in
tensely Interesting reading
if you allow yourself to read
between tho lines. Read the
"Personals.." Read tho "ost
and Koun d." Road the
"Rooms for Rent," tho "Bit
uatlpn" and "Help Wanted"
columns. And don't over
look the "For Sale Miscel
laneous" and "Household
Goods" for sale.
If you have passed over
these pages as "dull and un
interesting" you've made a
blK mlutuke. Read the want
ads today and you'll realise
what you've missed. And
then, if you want to Insert
an ad of your own, just cll
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